Indistinguishable from Magic 6/27

Indistinguishable from Magic 6/27

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Master the art of melting metal with this no-nonsense guide to soldering Soldering is an important skill for many amateurs who want to put together circuit boards, play around with Arduino setups, or work on almost any type of electrical project. When first beginning, however, the mere prospect of soldering something can be daunting. Fortunately, you don’t need to take an entire class to learn how to solder effectively — you just need the right guide to getting started
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Novelist John Sundman talks CRISPR, genetics, and logic bombs  Novelist John Sundman is a national treasure. His best work, Acts of the Apostles, predicts CRISPR, advanced genetic engineering, and chip-based Trojan Horses and his writing is at once dense and thrilling. I got the chance to talk with him this week for the Technotopia podcast. Sundman lives on Martha’s Vineyard and has been a tech contractor as well as a volunteer fireman and carpenter. Read Mo
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Russia, China approve business initiatives worth $50bn during Putin visit A Russian-Chinese commission on investment cooperation has selected nearly 60 business initiatives to be put in the works, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin announced on Saturday during an official visit to Beijing. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Three Ways Being A Great Mentor Helps Your Career Mentoring somebody isn’t just an act of charity. Invest in the experience, and it can pay off on both sides.When you sign on to be a mentor to a junior employee, you probably think the arrangement is weighted in favor of the mentee. After all, the traditional dynamic sees you doing the bulk of the giving, while the latter just has to absorb your priceless wisdom and reap the rewards. But what you
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Human-in-the-loop deep learning will help drive autonomous cars GUEST: In a not-too-distant future, autonomous cars, driven largely by AI systems, will hit the road in large numbers. But getting autonomous vehicles on the road is only half the battle. That’s because, even after the cars are out there, system operators will need to frequently update their software models and deploy updates to their fleets. While we can all get away with updating our smartphone
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An Easy Way to Make Cheesy Garlic Fries On the Grill Hey, do you like garlic French fries topped with cheese? Cool, same. Good thing you can learn this super easy way to cook some up at your next barbecue or car camping trip, from the folks at Delish.http://lifehacker.com/this-algorithm…To start, you’re going to need aluminum foil and frozen French fries. Although they don’t mention it, freshly cut potatoes could probably work, too (but may differ
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Apple said to be working on Thunderbolt Display successor with integrated GPU With little notice, Apple revealed it was killing-off its Thunderbolt Display earlier this week, with no announcement of a follow-up external monitor. While the device was five years old, and definitely showed its age next to the thinner, Retina display iMacs that followed it, the news was still disappointing to owners of various MacBook models that prefer to work on … Continue reading
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Fly Southwest Monarch Study for Citizen Science In Arizona and the surrounding Southwestern United States, over 400 people are participating in a nine-year ongoing game of tag. But these folks are not tagging each other. They’re actually romping about in meadows with small nets, hoping to catch and tag a Monarch butterfly. In 2003 Chris Kline began the Southwest Monarch Study in order to track the migration pattern of the Monarchs that appear i
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How to Get Rid of Hiccups This short film presents eight ways to get rid of those pesky spasms. But the eye candy that is model Noa Vermeer, robed in fancy threads from the house of Missoni had us too distracted to care if any of these cures actually work. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: NehNehNeh7:35 in the MorningHow to Go to SpacePepsi PerfectIf Car Insurance Companies Were Honest
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Make Crunchy “Fried” Ice Cream Without Frying It At All Fried ice cream is the perfect marriage of dichotomies. It’s crunchy and creamy, hot and cold, and utterly delicious, but it’s not really something I want to mess with at home. Luckily, you can get a crunchy outer shell around orbs of ice cream, no frying required.You really only need two ingredients: ice cream, and whatever crunchy nonsense you want to coat your ice cream with. (The link below is
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7 can’t-miss apps: BitTorrent Now, ‘Hyperburner,’ Radar and more With the House of Representatives sit-in blowing up social media and Instagram introducing new video channels, you may have missed some of this week’s latest app news. SEE ALSO: Here’s what the ‘i’ in iPhone means Each weekend, we round up a few of our favorite new and updated apps. This week’s list includes one that helps you manage your trips, as well as an English language speech assistant app
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Congo volcano brings farmers rich soil but eruption threat Hacking away in the midday sun, 49-year-old farmer Daniel Lazuba remembers vividly his life before one of Africa’s most active volcanos erupted 14 years ago.
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Study: Rotting trees caused mysterious holes in huge dunes Mysterious holes that forced the closure of a massive dune at an Indiana national park after a 6-year-old boy fell into one and nearly died were caused by sand-covered trees that left cavities behind as they decayed over the years, researchers have found.
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Remains of mammoth uncovered in Mexico Mexican experts are carefully digging up fossils of a Pleistocene-era mammoth believed to have been cut to pieces by ancient humans.
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Stuff We Launched Into Space This Week: The U.S. Military’s MUOS-5 Satellite With gun control protests in Congress and markets reeling over the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, there wasn’t much time to focus on extraterrestrial events this week. But what goes up inevitably effects our world below, so Motherboard is keeping track of important things leaving Earth’s atmosphere in a segment we call This Week In Stuff We Launched Into Space.Friday saw the month of J
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Sous vide: All about this growing cooking tech trend If you like to experiment a little in the kitchen, or have foodie friends who enjoy trying new things, you’ve probably already come across the term sous vide. It’s an alternative method of cooking that promises incredibly succulent meats and other foods without you ever having to worry about overcooking, charring, timing, or other issues. It may sound too good to be true, but sous vide is a real,
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Rock’n’Roller Multicarts Even though the name is cheesy, there’s really no better way to describe these 8-in-1 multi-carts than Rock’n’Roller. Whether you’re moving luggage, sound equipment, a new refrigerator, or all of your personal belongings out of your girlfriend’s condo (as mine occasionally threatens to make me do), this line of 4-wheeled wing men are ready to rock…and roll. The carts come in 8 different condensa
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Don’t send an email if you can pick up the phone One of the first things I learned when joining the Washington, DC political workforce was from a veteran lobbyist who said “don’t send an email when you can pick up the phone.” The lesson is derivative of the popular adage in various professional circles that goes something like this: don’t say shit in writing that you don’t want to see published for everyone to see. It’s the kind of th
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The Walking Bicycle While it’s not exactly the most practical of conveyances, we’re still impressed with the engineering behind CARV’s walking bicycle, inspired by Theo Janssen’s amazing Strandbeest kinetic sculptures. We like to call it the Strandcycle. Build details here. Hat Tip Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: The Mill BlackbirdOffset Bike Wheel StorageHonda: Great JourneyLeno Checks out the Darth V
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Governments must embrace the Information Age or risk becoming obsolete  Thirty-six years ago, futurist Alvin Toffler wrote The Third Wave, outlining the inevitable transition from a “Second Wave,” characterized by an industrial society, to a “Third Wave,” characterized by what he calls the “Information Age.” The Information Age is defined by the shift from traditional industry that the Industrial Revolution brought through… Read More
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Six gadgets made from LEGO bricks By Cat DiStasio When kids play with LEGO bricks, their creations are limited only by their imaginations. A few colorful blocks can become a spacecraft, a bulldozer or a skyscraper with just a few moves. Although the LEGO builds from you childhood may not do much on their own, those colorful bricks lend themselves to amazing works of ingenuity when combined with other simple items. To showcase the
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The Winners for The 2016 Modernism in America Awards Have Been Announced Courtesy of Docomomo US Docomomo US has announced the winners of its 2016 Modernism in America Awards, which honor projects around the country that highlight and advocate for the restoration of postwar architecture and landscapes.The Modernism in America Awards is the only national program that celebrates “the people and projects working to preserve, restore and rehabilitate our modern h
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Screenflex’s glass screen protector bends like plastic film to protect your LG G5 If you own a smartphone, you’ve probably noticed that many phone cases don’t protect your screen from getting scratched or smashed. Unless you’re willing to use a bulky “everything-proof” case, you probably add an additional layer of protection with stick-on plastic film or tempered glass screen protectors. There are, of course, advantages and disadvantages for either option. For example, plastic
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Termites Have Been Farming Longer Than Us A termite fungus garden. Courtesy James Cook UniversityHey termites, we’re not so different, you and I.Termites are usually one of the banes of human existence as they feed on dead matter—such as the wood that we use to build our homes—but they supersede humans in one interesting way: they’ve been farming for millions of years longer than humans.According to a study published in PLOS One, scientis
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‘Mass surveillance doesn’t work’: Snowden lashes out at Russia’s new anti-terror bill Whistleblower Edward Snowden has criticized Russia’s new anti-terrorist legislation draft that’s related to communications security. He stressed that the bill endangers liberty “without improving security.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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What American Founding Fathers Really Thought About Guns Their thoughts were more complex than either side of the gun control / gun rights issue acknowledges.Read More
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Lenovo Warns Users To Upgrade Pre-Installed Tool With Severe Security Holes Long-time Slashdot reader itwbennett writes: Lenovo is advising users to upgrade to version 3.3.003 of Lenovo Solution Center (LSC), which includes fixes for two high-severity vulnerabilities in the tool. [The tool] allows users to check their system’s virus and firewall status, update their Lenovo software, perform backups, check battery health, get registration and warranty information and run h
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A New Theory for Why Hot Climates Spawn Violence In the aftermath of violent acts that result in the loss of human life, one of the most pressing questions for survivors and witnesses is simply: why?Figuring out what would lead someone to take another’s life is rarely easy and the answers are usually highly specific to the context in which in the violence occurred. But for researchers tasked with analyzing patterns of violence on a macroscale, a
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YouTube, Facebook ‘quietly’ boost efforts against ISIS propaganda videos – report In a move to eradicate propaganda of violence on their platforms, some of the world’s most popular social networks, including Facebook and YouTube, have quietly started to delete content deemed extremist automatically, Reuters reported citing sources. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Google is apparently surveying people about what a ‘Chromebook Pro’ should be like Google appears to be looking into the idea of a “Chromebook Pro.” Through its Google Opinion Rewards app for Android, which gives people Google Play Store credits in exchange for anonymous responses to surveys, Google asked some people a few questions about a “Chromebook Pro.” Two people said as much yesterday on Reddit. Reddit user feetextreme posted a screenshot of one of the questions: “How wou
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The Detail in This Apollo 11 Poster Is Almost as Amazing as the Trip Itself Apollo 11 is the most famous space flight of all time, due to it being the trip that first brought human beings to the moon. Now, you can get a bit closer to what Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins experienced back in July 1969.Read more…
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Make Perfect S’mores Indoors With a Culinary Torch If your camping trip plans fell through, you can still enjoy the best part of the experience—the s’mores—in your kitchen. All you need is a culinary torch.Who needs a campfire and ghost stories when you can roast marshmallows at home, curl up on the couch, and watch a scary movie. The folks at the Insider YouTuber channel recommend you recreate the charred, gooey magic of roasted marshmallows with
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Murder suspect attempts to grab officer’s gun while in custody (VIDEO) Surveillance cameras captured the moment a murder suspect in Cincinnati police custody attempted to grab an officer’s gun. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Woman guns down 2 daughters in ‘family dispute’, shot dead by Texas police A Texas woman has shot dead her two daughters in what appears to have been a ‘family dispute’, police reported. The shooter was found at the scene holding a pistol and was promptly killed by the officers after she refused to drop the gun. Read Full Article at RT.com
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What we learned from bots, before they were cool GUEST: Last week I bumped into Robert Hoffer, the famed creator of SmarterChild, the automated chatbot that used to sit at the very top of everyone’s AIM Buddy List. Above: Robert HofferImage Credit: Robert Hoffer For many people, it was the first experience conversing with a pre-programmed tool over a traditionally human-to-human channel. While learning more about SmarterChild’s childhood from Ro
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Brexit to Grexit? Greece has the EU’s most fragile economy and there are fears now that Brexit could lead to Grexit, Richard Galpin reports from Athens.
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Pope Francis visits Armenian genocide memorial, holds mass denouncing ‘denialist policies’ (VIDEO) Pope Francis once again reminded the world that the Armenian genocide should never be forgotten or repeated. He visited Yerevan’s Genocide Memorial Complex and held an open-air mass in Gyumri, at which he spoke out against “denialist policies” of Turkey. Read Full Article at RT.com
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A rising tide lifts all … houses? Movable stilt homes keep you high and dry When the Kevin Costner-led action flick Waterworld came out in 1995, moviegoers got a sneak peek at what the world might be like should Earth’s polar ice caps completely melt. Fast forward some 21 years to today, and the San Francisco-based design firm Terry & Terry Architecture seems to have taken this seemingly fictitious storyline very seriously. With a project a projected dubbed the Tidal
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Idyllic Sousse beach still empty, a year on Jihad Hassen, a water sports instructor in Tunisia, witnessed the militant attack which killed 38 people in Sousse in 2015.
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Russia’s long game More distance between the UK and EU appears to suit the Kremlin, the BBC’s Steve Rosenberg writes.
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Lurking challenges PJ Crowley considers the future of the “special relationship” between the US and the UK after the British vote to leave the EU.
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Tame N. Korea or Japan may go nuclear ‘virtually overnight’, Biden warns Xi Japan may obtain nuclear weapons “virtually overnight” if the North Korean threat persists, US Vice-President Joe Biden warned China’s Xi Jinping. He urged to exert influence on Pyongyang, reassuring that US military buildup in Asia is not targeting China. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Beautiful time-lapse captures volcano erupting under a starry sky Popocatépetl volcano, in Mexico, went through a series of low-intensity explosions on June 22. This beautiful time-lapse video captured the phenomenon under a starry sky at 4 a.m. Mild to moderate ash rains were recorded in towns surrounding the volcano. [Additional reporting by Storyful] Read more…More about Time Lapse, Eruption, Volcano, and World
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Mark Wahlberg adds support to Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis For the second consecutive year, Indian Motorcycle is setting out on an epic journey and sponsoring the Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis. Beginning in L.A. and ending at the legendary event in Sturgis, South Dakota, this year added support is coming from actor, producer, and motorhead Mark Wahlberg. “I’m so grateful to the participants in this year’s ride and all our veterans for their service to
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Aziz Ansari slams Trump in op-ed: ‘It makes me afraid for my family’ Writer, actor and comedian Aziz Ansari has never shied away from uncomfortable truths. He has drawn attention to the under-representation of Asian actors in Hollywood and called out sexism in his HBO show, Master of None. SEE ALSO: Donald Trump hails Brexit as a ‘great thing’ In a moving opinion piece published Friday in the New York Times, Ansari added Donald Trump to his list of targets. In par
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Car bomb attack on hotel in Somalia At least 14 people are killed in an explosion at a popular hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu.
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A fashion show for bulletproof clothes In the Colombian capital, Bogota, a fashion show has been held featuring clothes that are bulletproof.
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2,500 scientists implore Australia to protect the Great Barrier Reef More than 2,000 coral reef scientists have sent a letter to the Australian government pleading for it to protect the Great Barrier Reef. Warning that Australia is perceived as a “laggard” on climate action, the letter was sent Saturday after the conclusion of the 13th International Coral Reef Symposium, which was held in Honolulu, Hawaii. SEE ALSO: What the Great Barrier Reef looks like
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Make Sure You’re Doing Summer the Right Way GP editors choose their must-reads from the week, including what you must wear to a wedding and your new summer reading list. …Read More »
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Hollande rejects Le Pen’s calls for Frexit referendum President Francois Hollande has firmly rejected calls for a referendum on leaving the EU, said French right-wing leader Marine Le Pen. Disappointed with the talks and disregard for public opinion, she was left with the “feeling of coming for nothing.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Baidu will soon let users review individual food dishes, not just restaurants EXCLUSIVE: Baidu, the equivalent of Google in China, will roll out an update to its group-buying ecommerce app, Nuomi, later this year. This will significantly change the way people review food — in addition to accepting and posting users’ reviews of restaurants, the app will start asking for people’s impressions of individual dishes. Instead of having users simply snap photos and type in a few wo
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Europe needs united army, EU parliament committee head urges after Brexit The idea of a common European military headquarters has been revived by the head of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs, shortly after the UK’s citizens voted in favor of Brexit. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Falluja: Iraq PM Haider al-Abadi hails recapture from IS Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi urges all Iraqis to rejoice, after the recapture of the city of Falluja from Islamic State fighters.
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Brain-eating amoeba causes closure of N. Carolina waterpark, after 18-yo girl dies A North Carolina waterpark has closed after a teen girl was killed by a brain-eating amoeba. The 18-year-old got the death disease while taking part in a whitewater rafting. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Pope genocide comments show ‘crusader mentality’ – Turkey Turkey says Pope Francis’ description of the WW1 mass killing of Armenians as genocide shows “the mentality of the crusades”.
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Scientists send coral reef plea to Australia As the largest international gathering of coral reef experts comes to a close, scientists have sent a letter to Australian officials calling for action to save the world’s reefs, which are being rapidly damaged.
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An MIT Algorithm Predicts the Future by Watching TV Using neural networks and shows like “The Office” and “Big Bang Theory,” CSAIL’s system was able to predict how actors were about to greet each other. The post An MIT Algorithm Predicts the Future by Watching TV appeared first on WIRED.
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Creative Office Design Won’t Make You Better At Your Job, But This Might One of the most important ways our workspaces impact productivity can’t be designed by architects and decorators.When you enter the corporate offices of ViaSat, you’re not walking into the headquarters of a global broadband services company. You’re stepping into a carefully designed work environment. You’re invited, for instance, to slide down the two-story slide. You’re offered premium coffee fro
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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: A camera with brains, turbo toothbrush, and more At any given moment, there are approximately a zillion crowdfunding campaigns on the web. Take a stroll through Kickstarter or Indiegogo and you’ll find no shortage of weird, useless, and downright stupid projects out there — alongside some real gems. In this column, we cut through all the worthless wearables and Oculus Rift ripoffs to round up the week’s most unusual, ambitious, and exciting proj
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El Niño effect: Global temperatures hit record high for 8th month in a row Last month was the hottest May on file making it the eighth consecutive month to smash world temperature records. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Brexit: Asian powers warnings over global stability Some of Asia’s biggest economies have expressed concerns over the world’s economic stability as a result of Britain’s decision to leave the EU.
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Colombia, FARC rebels sign historic ceasefire Havana/Bogota (AFP) June 24, 2016 The Colombian government and FARC rebels signed a ceasefire and disarmament agreement Thursday, one of the last steps toward ending a half-century conflict that has killed hundreds of thousands of people. The deal puts a definitive end to fighting in Latin America’s longest civil war, which has torn the country apart with shootings and bombardments in its coca-ri
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Haiti launches new AIDS testing, information campaign Port-Au-Prince (AFP) June 25, 2016 Haiti’s Ministry of Health and the United Nations launched a new anti-HIV/AIDS campaign Friday, providing information and rapid testing to help thwart the spread of the epidemic. “If a person does not protect him or herself, it’s because of a lack of information,” Valerie Toureau, a doctor with the UNAIDS organization said. More than 100 people got tes
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Two dead in California fires, thousands evacuated Los Angeles (AFP) June 25, 2016 At least two people have died in a fire in central California that has destroyed 100 structures and prompted the governor to declare a state of emergency, officials said Friday. The fast-moving blaze that erupted late Thursday afternoon in the Lake Isabella area of Kern County had spread to about 30,000 acres (121 square kilometers) by Friday afternoon and was five
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23 dead in West Virginia floods Washington (AFP) June 25, 2016 Flooding in the US state of West Virginia killed 23 people and stranded others who had to be plucked from rooftops and rescued from fast-moving waters, state officials said Friday. “The damage is widespread and devastating. Our focus remains on search and rescue,” Governor Earl Ray Tomblin told a news conference after floods caused by a day of heavy rains.
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Iraq screening 20,000 to stop IS infiltrators: army Baghdad (AFP) June 25, 2016 Iraq is screening 20,000 people leaving the Fallujah area to stop jihadists of the Islamic State group escaping among civilians displaced by fighting, the army said on Saturday. Tens of thousands of people have fled as government forces fight to oust IS from Fallujah, a city 50 kilometres (30 miles) west of Baghdad. Some of those screened have accused security forces o
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Good bacteria vital to coral reef survival Honolulu (UPI) Jun 23, 2016 Like the human gut, a coral reef requires a proper bacterial community for optimum health. According to a new study in the journal Science, maintaining the presence of good bacteria could be key to protecting coral reefs from global warming. “Healthy corals interact with complex communities of beneficial microbes or ‘good bacteria,'” Tracy Ainsworth, research
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Scenes of carnage as China tornado toll hits 98 Yancheng, China (AFP) June 24, 2016 Survivors scrabbled through the rubble of their homes Friday after hurricane-force winds and a tornado left at least 98 dead in China, with hundreds more injured. Whole villages were levelled and huge trees felled when winds of up to 125 kilometres (77 miles) per hour struck around Yancheng city in the eastern province of Jiangsu on Thursday, the official Xinhu
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Cambodia deports 25 Taiwanese fraud suspects to China: police Phnom Penh (AFP) June 24, 2016 Cambodia deported 25 Taiwanese nationals wanted on fraud charges to China Friday, an official said, prompting an angry rebuke from Taipei which wanted the suspects returned to Taiwan. Taipei accuses Beijing of “abducting” its citizens from countries that do not recognise the island’s government – such as close China ally Cambodia. Immigration officer Uk He
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Federal coal report is propaganda, House Republican says Washington (UPI) Jun 23, 2016 A White House report that suggests taxpayers are not getting their fair share of returns on coal is blatant propaganda, a House leader said. The White House published a 29-page report on the economics of the coal leasing program on federal lands. The report said the federal coal program has so far resulted in a distorted market that keeps prices low and “misalig
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10,000 windows onto biomolecular information processing Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Jun 24, 2016 A Franco-Japanese research group at the University of Tokyo has developed a new “brute force” technique to test thousands of biochemical reactions at once and quickly home in on the range of conditions where they work best. Until now, optimizing such biomolecular systems, which can be applied for example to diagnostics, would have required months or years
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Solar exposure energizes muddy microbes Boston MA (SPX) Jun 24, 2016 Research at the ASM Microbe research meeting in Boston presents a sediment Microbial Fuel Cell (sMFC) system for remotely investigating the physiology and ecology of electrically active microbes in submerged field sites. Depending on the depth at which device components were submerged, scientists observed variation in start-up time and electricity generation. “Th
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White House to defend fracking authority Washington (UPI) Jun 23, 2016 White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the federal government would continue pressing its authority over hydraulic fracturing in the courts. From Wyoming, U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl found the federal Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management was not granted authority by Congress to regulate hydraulic fracturing on public lands. In his ruling, the judge
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Stanford researchers find new ways to make clean hydrogen and rechargable zinc batteries Stanford CA (SPX) Jun 22, 2016 A Stanford University research lab has developed new technologies to tackle two of the world’s biggest energy challenges – clean fuel for transportation and grid-scale energy storage. The researchers described their findings in two studies published this month in the journals Science Advances and Nature Communications. Hydrogen fuel has long been touted as a clean a
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Breathing space for the Gulf Stream Kiel, Germany (SPX) Jun 23, 2016 Greenland’s glaciers are melting. Recent work by researchers at the University of Bristol found a 50 per cent increase in the freshwater flux since 1990. Due to both enhanced summer melt and calving of outlet glaciers more than 5000 cubic kilometers of extra meltwater have been flowing into the sea, equivalent to a quarter of the volume of the Baltic Sea. The fate
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Russia to Publish Catalog Disclosing US Military Satellites Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 24, 2016 Russia is planning to release to public its catalog of near-Earth objects, including US military satellites, a Russian official said. Russia will publicly release its own database of Earth orbiting satellites, Viktor Shilin, head of the Russian delegation at the 59th session of the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, told the Russian newspaper Izvestia.
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Hyten’s Commander’s Strategic Intent – We’re All In Space Together McLean, VA (SPX) Jun 24, 2016 While Gen. John Hyten’s “Commander’s Strategic Intent” is meant to offer a roadmap of the future for the 22,000 airmen and 9,000 civilians of Air Force Space Command, that’s hardly its limit. The General’s priorities: “Win today’s fight”, “Prepare for tomorrow’s fight,” along with “taking care of our Airmen and our Families” ar
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Asteroid Impacts a Possible Solution to “Faint Young Sun Paradox” Boulder CO (SPX) Jun 24, 2016 In the first billion years of Earth’s history, the planet was bombarded by primordial asteroids, while a faint Sun provided much less heat. A Southwest Research Institute-led team posits that this tumultuous beginning may have ultimately fostered life on Earth, particularly in terms of sustaining liquid water. “The early impacts caused temporary, localized destr
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Hundreds Of Events Worldwide Scheduled For Asteroid Day 2016 San Francisco CA (SPX) Jun 24, 2016 What began as a passion of a handful of individuals, a musician, filmmaker, technologist, scientist and astronaut, has become a global movement by thousands to increase awareness and education about asteroids. Supported by 22 global partners, scores of international agencies, 72 space travelers from 12 nations, leaders in business and finance, parents and youth
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A Puzzling Installation Simulates What It’s Like to Live With Dementia The installation, “Losing Myself,” at this year’s Architectural Biennale is meant to be a visual metaphor for the way people with neurodegenerative diseases experience the built environment The post A Puzzling Installation Simulates What It’s Like to Live With Dementia appeared first on Architecture Lab.
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Why scientists think your social media posts can help prevent suicide Take a moment to look at your emoji keyboard. Scroll through the angry face, ghost, stiletto, doughnut, flashlight and cigarette until you reach the hearts.  There it is: love. Amid the mundane and humorous, those vibrant, colorful little shapes can easily become a rapid-fire display of affection to a friend, parent or partner. But notice, too, the broken and blue hearts, and their restrained rem
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EU disintegration ‘practically irreversible’ – Soros The EU has “ceased to satisfy its citizens’ needs and aspirations,” George Soros said calling on people to “band together to save it.” The billionaire warned the disintegration of the bloc will be almost impossible to avoid. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Perovskite Solar Cells Supercharge Electricity Production Even a relatively small initial supply of the new cells could bring solar power to remote locations that are not yet connected to any electrical grid  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Ebola’s Ongoing Torment [Video] A patient from Liberia describes the symptoms that still plague her and thousands of others — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Gene Editing Takes on Heart Disease Stem cell researcher Qiurong Ding says altering cell DNA may enable reprogramming disease right out of patients — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Maserati electric sports car a possibility in near future, says FCA CEO Just about every major car manufacturer in the world is working on an all-electric vehicle of some kind at this point, desperate not to get left behind by the likes of Tesla. This certainly includes a number of Europe’s biggest luxury brands, like BMW, Mercedes, Aston Martin, and Jaguar. But now Italy seems to be finally coming around to the … Continue reading
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Full Body Massage Chair Receive a spa-quality massage in the comfort of your own home by resting your tired bones on this full body massage chair. It features patented body scanning technology that locates shiatsu points to provide just the right amount of pressure. Check it out $8,999.00
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Convertible Board Game/Dining Table Transition seamlessly from dinner time to game time by placing this convertible board game/dining table in your home. The elegant wooden surface lifts off to reveal an ample 5′ x 3′ playing surface complete with arm rests and cup holders. Check it out $499.99
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Sensus Smart Guitar The Sensus smart guitar will completely change the way you play music. Apart from producing high-fidelity sound this unique instrument is at the same time a real guitar, a 360° wireless music system, and a true IoT device. Check it out  
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Lab Mice Are Poor Models of the Human Immune System But housing ultraclean lab rodents with “dirty” mice from pet stores could help — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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May the Quartz Be With You – The Nixon Star Wars Collection When you hear the phrase “Star Wars Watch” your initial reaction might be to think of a plastic toy that comes with your Happy Meal, but premium watch company Nixon is here to blow those notions to Death Star level smithereens. In honour of the revered franchise that keeps on ticking, Nixon has unveiled an absolutely stunning collection of Star […]Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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Adopt a new accent by downloading this app Ask any good spy — if you’re looking to go incognito, it’s not just about a good mask and wig. You’ve gotta have a great accent to boot. And here to help is Elsa Speak, an app that employs machine learning to help you adopt a Midwestern accent. So if you want to flatten your a’s and round out your o’s, look no further than your smartphone. Soon, people won’t know who you are. Often considered the
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Net neutrality advocates feel less than warm toward T-Mobile’s Binge On T-Mobile’s Binge On clearly caught on with customers, seeing how the service removes data limits for some content providers and continues adding video providers at a steady clip. Do not count net neutrality advocates as fans, however, as 100,000 of them sent letters to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), hoping the government agency will do something about such services, reported CNET. De
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Will Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp, really close? Twenty-five years after it opened, Kenya has announced its third biggest ‘city’, the Dadaab refugee complex, is to be shut down The post Will Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp, really close? appeared first on Architecture Lab.
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UnPocket Unhackable Privacy Sleeve Protect your goods from being hacked and tampered by using the UnPocket Unhackable Privacy Sleeve. Made with police grade stealth fabrics, this simple yet vital accessory protects and secures your smartphone, ePassport, and even your bank cards from wireless identity theft or even government spying. The accessory is also waterproof as it closes with two large snap buttons and remains sleek to inte
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Hydro Flask True Pint Vacuum Insulated Tumbler Enjoy your tipple at the ideal temperature with the Hydro Flask True Pint Vacuum Insulated Tumbler. Storing an entire true pint of liquid, a full 16 ounces, this tumbler has been expertly and precisely engineered to insulate your frosty beer from the first sip to the last drop. The True Pint takes advantage of TempShield technology to achieve this constant temperature. Available in your choice of
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AfterShokz TREKZ Open-Ear Bluetooth Headphones Enjoy your tunes while you stay active with the AfterShokz TREKZ Open-Ear Bluetooth Headphones. Coming in a beautiful Ocean Blue titanium frame with black accents, these ingenious headphones remain positioned outside the ear so you can stay alert and comfortable while still experiencing rich sound. The back of these headphones wraps around your head for a snug fit. This unique design uses patented
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Lujo Living Free-Standing Double Hammock With Stand Max and relax in the great outdoors with the Lujo Living Free-Standing Double Hammock with Stand. Designed with enough space for two, this hammock is made out of Sunbrella Marine fabric that is Scotchguarded and water repellent to retain its durability and color for years to come. The Lujo Living Double Hammock is cradled by the included stand and held in place with ultra strong marine-grade polye
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Can Entrepreneurship Fight Violent Extremism? The seventh annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit met in Silicon Valley to promote startups as a counter to the nihilism of terrorism.Back in 2009, soon after he entered the White House, President Obama traveled to Egypt to give his famous “Cairo speech.” The new president pushed aside the aggressive rhetoric of the Bush years and pledged to start building bridges to the Arab and Muslim
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Muskin is a 100% biodegradable vegan leather made from mushroom caps The wonderful mushroom is more than just tasty—the fleshy fungus can even be transformed into a 100% biodegradable vegetal leather. Italy-based textile manufacturer GradoZero Espace has been turning mushroom caps into Muskin, a vegan leather that they claim is even softer than suede and is breathable and pliable. The versatile material has been used to make a variety of household items such as pur
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Axiom Plans A New Private-Sector Outpost in Space A seed-funded company named Axiom wants to build a private-sector outpost in orbit by launching a new module for the International Space Station, according to an article on Space News. Once on the station, Axiom Space would use it for commercial purposes, ranging from research to tourism. [Former space station manager] Suffredini said that it would also be available for use by NASA when the compan
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Goodwood Stunt Driver Makes Uncoordinated People Everywhere Cringe This weekend is the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and there’s no shortage of cool stuff going on. One stunt featured a driver turning donuts in a legends car, but he didn’t leave it at that—the guy hopped out, grabbed an audience member’s cellphone while the car kept spinning and got right back in the car, filming it all.The driver is Terry Grant, who currently holds 23 world records for his driving
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Palestinians clash with police as Jews try to access Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem Clashes have broken out between Palestinians and Israeli police at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem on Sunday. At least seven Palestinians were injured after being hit by rubber bullets, while police said they arrested four Palestinian youths. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Earth Bricks Soil is the most popular building material in the world, but with the growth of economic and technology, concrete and steel has been used more recently and produce idea of architecture as an economical way and regionality has been disappearing. At the same time, we are on the century of environment, and can’t avoid researching environmental friendly material and construction system.
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Silvon gives you clean sheets every night Stop the bacteria, allergens and fungus, that grow on your sheets. The post Silvon gives you clean sheets every night appeared first on The Manual.
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Fallujah ‘fully liberated’ from IS says Iraqi commander A senior Iraqi commander declared that the city of Fallujah was “fully liberated” from Islamic State group militants on Sunday, after a more than month-long military operation.
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Somalia: Tributes to minister killed in al-Shabab hotel attack Tributes have been paid to Somalia’s environment minister who was among the 15 killed in an attack by the Islamist group al-Shabab in a hotel in Mogadishu.
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World going to hell? Here are the Solar System’s five most livable places This artist’s impression shows how Mars may have looked about four billion years ago, when it would have been more conducive to life. (credit: ESO) In the year 2016 one might be forgiven for thinking the world is going to hell. Across much of Europe and the United States a distressed and angry working class has begun wielding nationalism as a blunt weapon against the disconnected ruling class.
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A giant floating barrier might be the answer to cleaner oceans With 7.4 billion people on the planet, it’s no surprise that we generate quite a bit of trash. A lot of it, in fact. And sadly, much of our waste ends up in the waters of the world, presenting a huge problem for marine life, and cyclically, us as well. A nonprofit in the Netherlands may have a solution for cleaning the ocean. The Ocean Cleanup Foundation has unveiled a huge, 328 foot-long floating
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Turn Your Fireplace Into a Meat-Roasting Fire Pit It’s not the most practical thing in the world, but if you’ve never eaten meat cooked slowly, roasted over a fire, you’re missing out. This video from ChefSteps shows you how you can turn the fireplace you have at home into a roaring fire pit, perfect for roasting meat—and in their case, a whole pig.To be fair, they went for the whole pig because they were making an epic, medieval Game of Thrones
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Re-entry capsule for China’s next-gen space carrier lands in Inner Mongolia A scaled-down re-entry module of Long March 7 has returned to Earth, safely parachuting down in China’s north. The touchdown took place in Badain Jaran Desert in western Inner Mongolia. Read Full Article at RT.com
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How to make sure your data is really deleted before selling your Android phone You would think when you do a “factory reset” and agree to erase everything on your Android device that all of your data would be wiped out for good. But you’d be wrong. As many researchers have discovered, data can be recovered with the right tools even after a factory reset has been performed. That’s because when you delete something, the file itself isn’t actually overwritten — the s
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Keystone XL pipeline: Company to sue over rejection TransCanada, the company behind the disputed Keystone XL pipeline, has filed a formal request to the US government to claim $15bn in damages over the rejection of the project.
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Kip is a chatbot that uses emojis to find products you want to buy Kip is a chatbot that simplifies group purchases — it can poll your co-workers about who needs more office supplies, or whether to order dark-roast or light-roast coffee for the kitchen. But Kip has another simplification feature that caught my eye: The chatbot gamifies ecommerce with emojis. “People can combine emojis together to buy new things. So you can be like, cat + bus = cat bus, or you can
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Updates From Our Most Innovative Companies Univision reaches out to English-speaking audiences, Yelp becomes more actionable, and more.Univision Within the next three decades, minorities will become the majority in the U.S.—and 60-year-old Univision, currently the fifth-largest broadcast network in the country, wants to be at the center of their conversations. “The same role that we have played for the Hispanic community, we will play
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Exclusive: Secretary of State Kerry Talks About The Power Of Entrepreneurship In an exclusive interview, Kerry talks about why the Obama administration has made spreading entrepreneurship a priority.For the past seven years, the Obama White House has made it a priority to spread entrepreneurship around the world, culminating this past week with the U.S.-sponsored Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Silicon Valley.Read Full Story
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Lanzavecchia + Wai designs cobalt blue glassware based on lab equipment Designers Lanzavecchia + Wai are the latest to craft objects in coloured glass, producing bright blue tableware for online retailer Luisa Via Roma (+ slideshow). (more…)
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FEMA Contractor Predicts ‘Social Unrest’ Caused by 395% Food Price Spikes The US national security industry is planning for the impact of an unprecedented global food crisis lasting as long as a decade, according to reports by a government contractor.The studies published by CNA Corporation in December 2015, unreported until now, describe a detailed simulation of a protracted global food crisis from 2020 to 2030. The simulation, titled ‘Food Chain Reaction’, was a deskt
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Cuisinart 3-in-1 Burger Press Cuisinart’s 3-in-1 burger press is useful for making burgers of all kinds. You can shape regular patties up to ¾ lb, or use it to make stuffed burger patties filled with whatever you like, or use the smaller insert for making sliders. It’s also nonstick and dishwasher-safe, plus it’s small enough you can easily bring it along to that tailgate party. Get it for $12 on Amazon. Buy Now
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Rollercoaster derails at Scotland’s M&D theme park, injuring 11 (PHOTOS) Eleven people have been injured after a rollercoaster derailed at the M&D theme park in Motherwell, Scotland. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Governor hones art of elevator pitch to rebuild Rhode Island After enticing General Electric to plant a new software engineering office in Rhode Island, Gov. Gina Raimondo is setting her sights on PayPal, SolarCity and other firms she hopes could transform the smallest state’s lagging economy into a high-tech hub.
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Browse free or die? New Hampshire library is at privacy fore A small library in New Hampshire sits at the forefront of global efforts to promote privacy and fight government surveillance—to the consternation of law enforcement.
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Bigger than ever, VidCon breaks into the mainstream The media and technology calendar traditionally has revolved around a few events: the Consumer Electronics Show, SXSW Interactive, Comic-Con and Cannes Lions.  Now VidCon is making strong push to enter that established group. The event — for those who have heard of it at all — typically conjures thoughts of stampeding teens chasing YouTube stars. Backroom business deals, not so much. Yet here we
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Baidu’s food app Nuomi is like a supercharged, AI-enabled Yelp Let’s be honest — we all consider ourselves amateur food critics, but when it comes to reviewing restaurants, there’s a lot to consider. How many stars do you give the little cafe with the awesome homemade pappardelle but bland bouillabaisse? What’s to be done if the appetizer and entree taste like they’ve been prepared on two different planets? Baidu has an answer — but only if you live in China.
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Automation Showdown: IFTTT vs Zapier vs Microsoft Flow Connecting all the webapps and services you use and making them work together for you is all the rage, but the two established services for doing so, IFTTT and Zapier, are now joined by a new heavyweight: Microsoft Flow. It’s time to compare these three powerful options to see which is the best, and for whom.The ContendersAutomation services do one simple thing: they create cause and effect links
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MIWA The shop offers you special wrapping styles by manipulating “origata” in Paris. Origata is the approach showing senders’ hearts through their gifts. It has been developed since Muromachi era. (around 1330s to around 1500s); moreover, almost two thousands of varieties of styles were established at the end of Edo era. (around 1860s.)
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Armore Exoskeleton Arm Exerciser Armore’s selling exoskeletons. Exoskeletons with a side of…tickets to the gun show! Their arm exercisers, wearables you can slip on before any activity, or under your clothes before you start your day, provide programmable resistance that, they say, builds muscle tone just by being there while you use your arms as you always would. The Armore intends to fit and function like an exoskeleton–anat
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How To Turn A Casual Introduction Into A Job Referral Getting put it touch with a hiring manager at an employer you want to work for is only the start. Here’s what to do next.Asking for an introduction to your hiring manager is a great (and highly recommended) way to get a foot in the door. However, early on in my career, I used to think that once I got an introduction, the rest would take care of itself. “I’ll charm everyone else this contact i
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AI Professor Proposes ‘Turing Red Flag Law’ At the dawn of motor vehicle transportation, the UK parliament passed the Locomotive Act of 1865, aka the Red Flag Act. It mandated that all self-propelled vehicles be accompanied by a crew of three and, in the event that such a vehicle was connected to two or more carriages, a man on foot with a red flag must precede the train by a minimum of 60 yards. A machine is coming: Watch the fuck out. The
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Why Apple is (probably) really killing the Thunderbolt display Pundits believe Apple is working hard on a new ‘Thunderbolt’ monitor, and much of the focus is on the possibility there will be a GPU buried in the hardware. I think there’s a much different (and more colorful) reason Apple is refreshing its monitor. The rumor Late last week, Apple announced it was letting the current Thunderbolt display die on the vine. You can still buy one — and they’re still $
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Weekly Rewind: 3D-printed baby skulls, YouTube live, a wicked quick Swiss EV In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it’s almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from this week. Everything from the future of designer babies to an iPhone storage case with 128GB of storage, it’s all here. The end of sexual reproduction could be 2
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Tear gas, arrests reported in Istanbul as activists flock to banned Gay Pride march (PHOTOS, VIDEO) Police have deployed tear gas and rubber bullets in central Istanbul to disperse dozens of activists who gathered to mark the annual Gay Pride week, despite an official ban issued by city authorities. Some 15 people were detained, protesters said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia moves toward alarming new counter-terrorism law The lower house of Russia’s parliament has passed so-called anti-terrorism legislation that would allow steep prison sentences for dissent, and require ISPs and phone companies to store huge amounts of communications for long periods of time, The Guardian reports. The “Yarovaya law” would also make it a crime not to report information about terrorist attacks and other crimes, require te
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The Blackbird is a shape-shifting vehicle that can mimic any car What you see here is the Blackbird. It’s an electric dune buggy-like vehicle that can be adjusted in numerous way to mimic the driving of any production car. It’s made by The Mill, a digital effects studio in London, and in addition to the fully customizable chassis, it’s outfitted with 360-degree cameras. This allows it to be filmed while impersonating … Continue reading
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Now the director of Independence Day wants to crash the Moon into Earth The irony of Independence Day: Resurgence ads, which keep saying those aliens “messed with the wrong planet,” is that they appear to completely destroy the planet, which probably means they messed with the right planet after all. But these days, nobody is messing with our planet more than ID: Resurgence director Roland Emmerich, who Slashfilm reports just had his sci-fi movie Moonfall p
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Gary Johnson: You Can Look at Brexit as a ‘Catastrophe’ or an ‘Opportunity’ Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson said the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union could be viewed “as some kind of catastrophic event, or as an opportunity,” according to a statement released to the Washington Post. “The sky is not falling, and when the dust settles, Britain’s decision may very well prove to be a pivotal event in the reshaping of global relat
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CRISPR Targets Cancer in First Human Trial — What You Need to Know It’s happening: as early as later this year, the gene-editing power tool CRISPR could be used in its first ever human trial. On Tuesday June 21, an advisory panel from the National Institute of Health (NIH) green lighted a proposal to use the game changing technique to tackle three different kinds of cancer. Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), who are spearheading the small trial
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Bumblebees Collide With Objects More Often Than You Think This bee looks so shocked to be in this predicament. “How could I not see this pole?” it asks. “This was a huge mistake.”Despite its surprise, bumblebees actually bump into things pretty frequently—around once per second. It’s not that they’re bad at flying, but that the air around them tends to move unpredictably. The video series “Lens of Time” from bioGraphic aims to use high-speed or time-laps
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Zaha Hadid’s BMW Central Building is “a radical piece of thinking,” says Amanda Levete Zaha Hadid 1950-2016: British architect Amanda Levete explains why the BMW Central Building in Leipzig, Germany, is her favourite Zaha Hadid project in the next movie in our exclusive video series. (more…)
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The bot revolution: How conversational interfaces will replace apps GUEST: We’re at the cusp of a sharp rise in devices that have no screen but do have conversational voice controls, such as the Amazon Echo. Smart home and Internet-of-things (IoT) objects that respond to users’ voices will improve and become more intuitive with further iterations and wider adoption. Already they can, for example, dim the lights in a room and play a favorite song. With practice, an
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Here’s 8 of the best crowdfunding sites on the web right now Years ago, raising money was much more difficult. If you had the next big idea, you’d better hope you knew some people in high places or were able to promote yourself easily. The same went for charitable efforts — if people didn’t know about what you were trying to do, you might have missed out on a lot of potential money and donors. Crowdfunding has changed that, however. The has internet made it
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Obama Declares Federal Disaster in West Virginia Over Historic Flooding Photo: APObama declared a major disaster in West Virginia Saturday night following historic flash flooding in the state that has left at least 23 dead and some 32,000 without power, according to the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management’s latest count. State and local recovery efforts began on Wednesday when areas of West Virginia began experiencing flooding, landsli
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Mother charged after 6yo boy fatally shoots younger brother in New Jersey A woman has been charged after her six-year-old son accidentally shot and fatally injured his younger brother, aged four, in their home in New Jersey. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Golchi Modular Drink Bottle Golchi has three compartments, two of which are insulated, so it can hold two different drinks at once plus a small amount of food, powder, etc. You can also use the insulated compartments as a single container or on their own, with or without the third compartment. Hat Tip Link Price: $32+ More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Best Damn Cherry ColaElmer T. Lee WhiskeyBACARDÍ Gran Reserva Maes
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Israel, Turkey reach agreement to normalize ties – Israeli official Israel and Turkey have reached an agreement to normalize ties, a senior Israeli official told reporters, according to Reuters. This will end bitter rift over the Israeli Navy’s killing of nine Turkish citizens during a Gaza flotilla raid in 2010. Read Full Article at RT.com
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This DIY Programmable Outlet Can Control Gadgets, Monitor Temperatures, and More Reader Jon built this programmable outlet from an Arduino that can control your devices remotely, be programmed to do whatever you want, monitor temperatures with the included thermocouples, and much more—and he’s made it open hardware so anyone can get the parts and make one too.The “Portlet,” as Jon calls it (a portmanteau of “programmable” and “outlet”) can be programmed to do just about anythi
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TTIP ‘doesn’t respect EU interests’: French PM Valls says ‘non’ to transatlantic treaty France’s Prime Minister Manuel Valls has dismissed the possibility of an agreement on the US-EU transatlantic trade deal, since it goes against the interests of the European Union. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Grunt Shows How Science Can Make a Soldier’s Life a Little Less Hellish A new book by bestselling author Mary Roach is always cause for celebration. In Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War, she brings her keen eye for detail and sharp wit to bear on the dead-serious science of keeping soldiers intact and sane in the extreme conditions of war.Read more…
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Electric versus gas dryers: Will one leave you all wet? A friend recently told me she’s considering buying a new dryer, since hers is making a thunking sound. When I asked if she has a gas or electric dryer, she scrunched up her face and finally shrugged. If you’re not poking around behind your appliance, you might not know what’s going on inside it. Related: The best clothes dryers of 2016 come loaded with an array of special features But if you are g
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Prisons fight drug smuggling drones with drone detection technology Drugs, tobacco, rolling papers, and porn are real-life examples of contraband that were all wrapped into neatly sized packages perfect for drone transport. The drone’s destination was the prison. This type of drone contraband delivery is becoming a more common problem that prisons must face. As drones become more accessible and inexpensive, this trend has increased, prompting prison administrators
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Could wearables make you a master schmoozer? We’ve all met someone at a party or meetup and forgotten their name just minutes after shaking their hand and making an introduction. It’s difficult to remember the names and faces of everyone you meet, but what if the wearable technology you have on you can help you out with that? With the growing trend of wearables and IoT technologies, one thing is for certain, the ability for these devices to
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These Five Steps Outline the Basics of the Design Thought Process Creative design is a complex process that can be applied from everything to making products to creating company logos. If you’re struggling with where to start, this graphic outlines the five basic steps.The graphic below, from creativity site Design Taxi, describes the basics of the design process from the perspective of creating a product for a company. However, the framework applies to most for
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Multiple people stabbed at Sacramento far-right rally & counter-protest (VIDEO) At least ten people have been stabbed after clashes broke out during a rally outside State Capitol in Sacramento, California. The violence broke out between far-right activists from the Traditionalist Worker Party and counter-protesters. Read Full Article at RT.com
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DARPA developing reusable hypersonic Mach 5+ engine DARPA has started the Advanced Full Range Engine which will be a reusable hypersonic engine. It will have a regular turbine engine and then a dual combined cycle to reach Mach 5+.Normal jet engines can reach Mach 2.5Hypersonic scram jets can start working at Mach 3.5DARPA will make a hybrid engine. It will have a dual mode ramjet combined with a regular jet engine.This won’t be the first time that
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New evidence that sperm whales form clans with diverse cultures, languages Photo Courtesy of The Dominica Sperm Whale Project A sperm whale swimming just below the surface. 18 more images in gallery Sperm whales share something fundamental with humans. Both of our species form groups with unique languages and traditions known as “cultures.” A new study of sperm whale groups in the Caribbean suggests that these animals are shaped profoundly by
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Madagascar stadium blast kills two A grenade explosion kills at least two people and wounds dozens during Madagascar’s national day celebrations in the capital, officials say.
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Why You Should Always Redeem Your Amazon Visa Rewards for Cash The Chase Amazon Visa card is one of your favorites for earning rewards. With 3% cash back on your Amazon purchases, and 1-2% everywhere else, it’s easy to understand why. Lifehacker alum Kyle James says you’ll get even more rewards if you redeem your points for cash instead of Amazon credit. http://lifehacker.com/five-best-rewa…Over at his site, Rather Be Shopping, James explains that when you
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Sousse attacks: Survivor on anniversary A ceremony has been held in Tunisia to remember the 38 tourists shot dead on a beach in Sousse exactly one year ago.
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This free app is fighting human trafficking, 4 pictures at a time The dark underbelly of society is not something we like to think about — much less talk about — but it’s there. An app named TraffickCam shines a light on human trafficking, and lets you intervene without getting involved. After downloading the app, all you have to do is snap four pictures of a hotel room you’re staying in (as well as note the hotel’s name and location). From there, those images a
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Timber and glass dormitory building nestles among trees in a Paris park Paris firm Belus & Hénocq Architectes has added a timber-clad educational centre and student dormitory to a boarding school, which sits in a landscaped park in the Saint-Denis area of Paris (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Welcome to Libertopia For the past week, hundreds of libertarians, anarchists, and otherwise fans of little-to-no government have been camped out in rural New Hampshire, celebrating freedom and strategizing about social change. The gathering, known as the Porcupine Freedom Festival—PorcFest for short—is sponsored by the Free State Project (the organization trying to provoke a mass movement of libertarians to the &quo
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Caves on Other Planets Could Be Havens for Human Explorers ESA’s CAVES team exploring a cave during the 2014 underground astronaut training course. Image: European Space Agency/R. DeLucaOn Friday, six astronauts will descend 800 meters into the rich subterranean cave system of Sardinia, Italy. They will remain deep underground for six nights, collecting data, performing experiments, and generally adjusting to the reality of life in an otherworldly environ
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As It Searches For Suspects, The FBI May Be Looking At You schwit1 quotes the MIT Technology Review: The FBI has access to nearly 412 million photos in its facial recognition system—perhaps including the one on your driver’s license. But according to a new government watchdog report, the bureau doesn’t know how error-prone the system is, or whether it enhances or hinders investigations. Since 2011, the bureau has quietly been using this system to compare
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Google fiber internet worth an 11-percent rise in rental rates, study says Would you like consistent access to a rock-solid, superfast internet connection? Of course you would, unless you live off the grid or off the internet — and since you’re reading this article that’s not you. But the bigger question is, how much extra would you be willing to pay for it? It looks like most people in the U.S. will be getting faster internet connections during the next few years, but i
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8 Ways Virtual Reality Is For More Than Just Video Games Virtual reality, a dream of science fiction writers for decades, is the closest to a true reality than it’s ever been. Multiple headsets are on sale to consumers, and while some aren’t exactly affordable to the common person, such as the HTC Vive or the Oculus Rift, and others work better than others,the upcoming years will only bring more innovation to the industry.Read more…
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Several people stabbed in clashes at white extremists rally in Sacramento UPDATED (8:30 p.m PT): Updated number of injured to 10, per authorities. Ten people were hurt, several with stab wounds, when counter-protesters clashed with members of The Traditionalist Worker Party at a rally in Sacramento on Sunday afternoon.  SEE ALSO: The most outrageous things Trump’s White Nationalist delegate has said California Highway Patrol Officer George Granada said about 30 members
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A Life-Saving Drone Takes Off In Rwanda San Francisco’s Zipline International reinvented the drone to distribute medical supplies in rural Africa.The first company to start making drone deliveries at a high volume won’t be Amazon or DHL, but a startup sending medical supplies to hospitals throughout Rwanda.Read Full Story
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The Skills It Takes To Get Hired At Google, Facebook, Amazon, And More LinkedIn compiled a list of the most sought-after companies. Here is what it takes to land a job at some of them.LinkedIn dove deep into its user data and produced a list of the top 40 U.S. companies for attracting and keeping talented employees.Read Full Story
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See the unusual way cancer cells spread In many ways, the biggest problem with fighting cancer is containing it: you may kill the main tumor site, but there’s a real chance that it’ll spread and reemerge as a threat. At last, though, scientists have a better understanding of how that migration happens. British researchers have learned that cancer cells invoke an unusual survival mechanism when they start to float through the body. Prote
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Apparent conflicts of interest may dog Tesla-SolarCity deal It’s a proposal that would unite two companies on shaky financial ground as they plow into relatively new markets. One makes electric cars, the other installs solar panels. There are few obvious synergies.
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The Fascination With Self-Driving Cars Started Nearly 100 Years Ago Stanford’s autonomous Volkswagen, “Stanley.” Photo credit: AP Photo/Damian DovarganesLast week, I spent a few days driving the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Its semi-autonomous capabilities led to some discomfort—not due to their functioning, but due to the fact that I was behind the wheel of a car driving itself. It felt odd and futuristic, but, as it turns out, this movement started way back in the
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Is The Future Of Television Watching on Fast-Forward? The average American watches three hours of TV each day, and researchers have found that most people already prefer listening to accelerated speech. “After watching accelerated video on my computer for a few months, live television began to seem excruciatingly slow…” writes the Washington Post’s Jeff Guo. “Movie theaters feel suffocating. I need to be able to fast-forward and rewi
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The opportunities Silicon Valley doesn’t see  Silicon Valley is justifiably seen as the geographical center of digital innovation. From Google and Facebook to Uber and Netflix, the Valley is home to many global technology leaders. However, when searching for the next big startup, the time has come to look beyond Silicon Valley. Read More
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Moscow pans German defense minister’s comment, says voluntarily informs Europe of military drills Moscow has been surprised by a statement made by Germany’s defense minister, which called on Russia to report on the movements and number of its troops and claimed that NATO’s actions have always been in self-defense. Read Full Article at RT.com
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IS claims suicide attack against Jordanian troops The so-called Islamic State group says it carried out a suicide attack that killed six Jordanian security personnel on the border with Syria.
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Why Can’t We Use the Placebo Effect to Heal the Sick? Studies have shown that the placebo effect can be used to alleviate pain and other symptoms. Yet, how to harness it in an ethical manner has been difficult to discern.   Read More
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Google and Facebook May Be Suppressing ‘Extremist’ Speech With Copyright Scanners An anonymous reader quotes this article from The Verge: The systems that automatically enforce copyright laws on the internet may be expanding to block unfavorable speech. Reuters reports that Facebook, Google, and other companies are exploring automated removal of extremist content, and could be repurposing copyright takedown methods to identify and suppress it. It’s unclear where the lines have
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When it comes to the IoT, Germany is beating the U.S. The Internet of Things is taking over in a big way, what with connected devices and smart homes solidifying their position as the next trend in tech. And while Silicon Valley generally seems to be at the forefront of such innovations, that may not be the case this time around. In fact, according to a new survey from Boston Consulting Group (BCG), despite the loads of money the U.S. is pouring into
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Don’t Believe Any Headline Showing Hillary Clinton with a 12-Point Lead over Donald Trump “A new poll shows Hillary Clinton with a 12 point lead over Donald Trump,” trumpets ABC News Radio, hyping a broadcast of This Week with George Stephanopoulos. Well, yes, but mostly no. There is indeed a 51 percent to 39 percent advantage for Clinton over Trump in newly released Washington Post/ABC News poll, conducted from June 20-23. But that same survey also asked the same pool of vo
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My Apple IT EDC submitted by Tim Ryan Apple iPhone 6S PlusOtterbox Defender iPhone 6 PlusCoach Slim Card Case WalletSanDisk CruzerKeySmart – Compact Key Holder (Black)Griffin Titanium Pocket ToolPill Case Keychain Volkswagen Switchblade KeyMonkeyfist KeychainSpotlight Shifter 1.0Fisher Space PenPico Widgy Pry BarMoleskine Evernote SmartCRKT M16-13SFGVictorinox Swiss Army Huntsman II KnifeApple Watch 42mmApple Wat
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Vatican debunks Turkey’s ‘crusader pope’ accusations in Armenia genocide row The Vatican has defended the pope’s stand on the Armenian genocide as an ideology aimed at bringing peace and reconciliation, not war, and rebuking Ankara’s vocal criticism of Francis’ alleged “crusader” mentality. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Navy Railgun manager insists railguns will achieve operational endurance and deployment by 2026 and Army Chief sees railguns and lasers deployed on land The US Navy is still pushing ahead with the railgun project that one day could transform how wars are fought, even though some Pentagon officials have voiced concerns over its cost and viability.scientists expect the railgun rounds to travel at speeds up to Mach 7.5, which at 5,700 mph (9,100 kph) is more than seven times the speed of sound, and cover a distance of about 100 miles (160 kilometers.
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‘Fat cats’ Iranians have taken to publishing their payslips online, angered by revelations that managers in some state companies enjoy surprisingly high salaries.
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fabric prism installation by pneuhaus uses an inflatable membrane which responds to light red, blue, and green fabric panels on the exterior membrane filter through to produce subtle color gradients on the surface inside. The post fabric prism installation by pneuhaus uses an inflatable membrane which responds to light appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Anti-Fascists ‘Very Proud’ of White Nationalist Counter-Protest That Led to Multiple Stabbing Victims At least five people were stabbed in a statehouse skirmish between members of the white-nationalist Traditionalist Workers Party (TWP) and “anti-fascist” activists from a group called By Any Means Necessary (BAMN). The white-power group had gotten a permit and was demonstrating in front of the California capitol. BAMN members came brandishing wooden bats and shouting “fuck fascists
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Stock market rebel A profile of stockbroker Brad Katsuyama, who devised a way to prevent the controversial practice of high frequency trading on the US financial markets.
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Small-brained elephantnose fish can think big like humans Fish may be smarter than we thought. Not only can some recognize human faces, but others can use their senses in a way that it was believed only humans and other mammals could manage. A team of zoologists at the University of Bonn has discovered that, despite lacking a complex brain, the African elephantnose fish can swap between its electrical and visual senses in the same way a person can swi
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10Gbps fibre-optic network to be provided by South Australian government Adelaide businesses could be enabled by an existing fibre-optic network that’s 10 times faster than the NBN, thanks to the state government setting aside AU$4 million for the project.
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Dude frolics in 1,500-gallon pool of Coca-Cola, adds Mentos and drones An enterprising young man has filled an entire swimming pool with Coca-Cola so that people would like him on the Internet. Taras Maksimuk also added some Mentos and 200 pounds of ice to the 1,500-gallon pool to liven things up. He then convinced his compatriot, Ryan, to take a dip. “I feel like I’m in a pool of Coke, man” Ryan said, quite accurately, on this momentous occasion. Then
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Accessibility was all around this year’s WWDC  Accessibility, conceptually, is much more than just the discrete “accessibility options for people with disabilities”. At its heart, accessibility is about just that: access. You don’t need to have a disability to benefit from it. Read More
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Panama Canal adds a third, wider lane 102 years later For years to come, “Sunday, June 26, 2016” will be the correct answer to the trivia night question, “When did the Panama Canal open for ships with 14,000 containers?” The original two-lane canal, which opened for business in 1914 and transformed global trade by connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, has until now been limited to ships with a maximum 5,000 containers, according to USA Today. W
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Withings Body Cardio smart scale is as impressive as it is frustrating Going beyond recording the now-standard aspects of what we’ve come to expect from a smart scale — weight and body mass index — Withings’s latest smart scale, the $179 Body Cardio, can record your heart rate, and something called pulse wave velocity.  According to Withings, these two data points can be a strong indicator of your overall health. Is there any truth to it? I decided to find out. SEE
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ISIS-linked Saudi Arabian twins kill own mother over her opposition to terror group Twin brothers in Riyadh have stabbed their entire family, killing their mother and seriously injuring their father and elder brother. The 20-year-olds are reportedly loyal to Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL). Read Full Article at RT.com
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Understanding Risk Factors Involved in Initiation of Adolescent Alcohol Use Underage drinking is a major public health and social problem in the U.S. The ability to identify at-risk children before they initiate heavy alcohol use has immense clinical and public health implications. A new study has found that demographic factors, cognitive functioning, and brain features during the early-adolescence ages of 12 to 14 years can predict which youth eventually initiate alcohol
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Paris and Berlin in ‘full agreement’ on how to proceed on Brexit French President François Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday confirmed they were in “full agreement on how to handle the situation” created by Britain’s vote to quit the EU, according to French presidency sources.
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Keep it simple: Low-cost solar power A new architecture takes very few processing steps to produce an affordable solar cell with efficiencies comparable to conventional silicon solar cells.
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The future of 3D-printed prosthetics  The recent ubiquity of 3D printers and innovations in prosthetic design, manufacturing and distribution offer a viable solution for the millions of people living with limb loss around the world. In the United States alone, close to 200,000 amputations are performed each year, yet, with prosthetics priced between $5,000 and $50,000, having one can almost be considered a luxury. Read More
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‘Horrific’ First Amphibious Centipede Discovered This giant, venomous creepy-crawly is as comfortable swimming and walking underwater as it is on land, in a finding that surprised scientists.
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Scientists model universe using Einstein’s full theory Cosmologists have begun modelling the universe for the first time using Einstein’s full general theory of relativity.
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Minimum legal drinking age of 21 can protect against later risk of death The minimum legal drinking age (MLDA) in the U.S. regulates the age at which individuals can legally purchase and possess alcohol in public. An MLDA of 21 has been linked to a number of benefits, including a lower risk for alcoholism in adulthood. However, no studies have examined linkages between exposure to MLDAs during young adulthood and mortality later in life. This study examined if young ad
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Wisconsin’s Prison-Sentencing Algorithm Challenged in Court “Do you want a computer to help decide a convict’s fate?” asks Engadget, telling the story of a Wisconsin convict who “claims that the justice system relied too heavily on its COMPAS algorithm to determine the likelihood of repeat offenses and sentenced him to six years in prison.” Sentencing algorithms have apparently been in use for 10 years. His attorneys claim that the code
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Toyota adds child models to its virtual crash dummy software Toyota recently announced the addition of three new crash test models representing children aged three, six, and ten to Version 4 of its Total Human Model for Safety software. With THUMS, injuries sustained by human bodies during vehicle crashes can be simulated and studied on computers. The new models will go on sale this fall. THUMS can predict the severity of damage to human bodies, making it p
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Brexit: Germany rules out informal negotiations The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, says there can be no talks on Brexit before the UK formally begins the process of leaving the EU.
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The Fed and Bernanke Are Wrong About the Natural Interest Rate Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssThe FedMoney and BanksMoney and BankingThe Fed and Bernanke Are Wrong About the Natural Interest Rate 0 Views A few days before the last FOMC meeting The Wall Street Journal  reported on the Fed’s hand wringing over its inability to identify the “natural rate of interest” and explain its recent movements. According to the report, the Fed uses the “mysterious n
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Clashes at white-supremacist rally in Sacramento leave 10 injured At least 10 people are wounded, two seriously, in clashes between right-wing extremists and counter-protesters in Sacramento, California.
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Lebanon: Christian village hit by multiple suicide attacks At least five people have been killed in multiple suicide bombings in a mainly Christian village in north-eastern Lebanon, medics say.
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Justice and Freddie Gray Local prosecutors, being elected to office, are subject to the rule of the people. Their decisions, however, are not—or at least they shouldn’t be. Any state’s attorney or district attorney worthy of the office gives public opinion about particular cases exactly the weight it deserves: zero.  If you need evidence for the wisdom of that approach, take the decision of Baltimore State’s Attorney Mar
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‘Finding Dory’ shoots down ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ for a huge second weekend in theaters As expected, Disney and Pixar’s Finding Dory just kept swimming over the weekend, and had no trouble passing by new releases Independence Day: Resurgence, The Shallows, and Free State of Jones to take the top spot at the box office. The animated sequel to 2003’s Finding Nemo earned $73.2 million on its way to having the eighth highest-grossing second weekend of all time, and had no trouble beating
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Autonomous buses hit the road in Switzerland Switzerland has joined a growing number of places around the world exploring the potential of electric autonomous buses, with a pair of driverless shuttles now ferrying passengers around the city of Sion as part of a two-year trial… Continue Reading Autonomous buses hit the road in Switzerland Category: Automotive Tags: EPFL Autonomous Vehicles Bus Related Articles: Retrofitted self
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It’s Time You Finally Started Cooking on a Smoker Two words: moisture preservation. …Read More »
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Bremont’s New Pilot’s Watch Is Mid-Century Minimal, with a Texas Twist If Bremont had made watches for mid-century pilots, they would have looked like the U2/T, a new limited-edition collaboration with a Texas retailer. …Read More »
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Deals of Note: June 27, 2016 How to save on a nonstick ceramic set, Ralph Lauren clothing, and some rad video games. …Read More »
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Today in Gear: June 27, 2016 A plug-‘n’-play mobile gaming controller, a ceramic meat smoker, shorts that are prepared for anything you can throw at them and more. …Read More »
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Insane ball machine built entirely out of K’Nex – CNET Over a period of three years, K’Nex builder Shadowman built an elaborate ball machine standing nearly 2.5 metres tall.
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CIA arms destined for Syrian moderates ‘get stolen, emerge on black market’ CIA weapons supplied to the so-called “moderate” Syrian rebels via Jordan have been “systematically stolen” to be sold on the black market, a new report based on testimonies of American and Jordanian officials to the NYT and Al Jazeera has revealed. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Locally-sourced louvered facade controls solar gain and updates an aging retail space The store is housed in a 1960’s building which consists of two main volumes with a maximum footprint of 70m by 52m. It is mainly a single storey building with a 3 storey volume located on the south west corner providing additional space for future use. The brief was to redesign the main facade of the building whilst keeping the store open for customers. It was therefore decided on an early stage t
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Uber positions its China app as more than a ride-hailing service  Uber China is repositioning itself as an all-in-one solution for transportation, food and entertainment. At TechCrunch Shanghai, Uber China VP of Operations and Regional General Manager of Central China Kate Wang showed off Uber’s new vision for China — one that includes two new offerings, UberLIFE and Uber + Travel, which will roll out across China this year. All-in-one solutions… Read More
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Scientists want to make buildings from bone A cityscape made of bone and eggshell might sound like the set for the final act of some big-budget fantasy epic, but the idea could help support ever-growing populations in our cities — and reduce carbon emissions in the process. According the University of Cambridge, typical materials like concrete and steel make up almost 10 percent of global carbon emissions. Before they even get to the place
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Fading fishermen: A historic industry faces a warming world The cod isn’t just a fish to David Goethel. It’s his identity, his ticket to middle-class life, his link to a historic industry.
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Messi to retire from international football after Copa America defeat Lionel Messi sensationally announced his retirement from international football Sunday after Argentina crashed to an upset defeat against Chile in the final of the Copa America.
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Airvinci ducted fan helicopter prototype set for take off There’s been a bit of a renaissance in designs for personal flying craft over the last few years, with everything from conceptual electric fan passenger craft designed for quiet commuting, to real jetpacks flying around landmarks and jet-powered hoverboards breaking records, and the collection just keeps growing. Now add one more personal flight machine concept to the list in the form of the Ai
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Poll shows Scots against second independence vote despite Brexit threat The Scots do not think there should be a second independence referendum, a poll showed on Sunday, days after Britain voted to leave the European Union despite strong Scottish support for remaining a member of the bloc.
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String of deadly suicide bombings rock Lebanese village near Syrian border A group of suicide bombers detonated their explosives in a Lebanese village near the border with Syria on Monday, killing five people and wounding at least 15, Lebanon’s state-run news agency said.
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Sky and Space to launch 200 nano-satellites with Virgin Galactic The wholesale satellite telecommunications provider has announced that it will launch up to 200 nano-satellites from 2018 in partnership with Virgin Galactic.
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Angel investors hail Indian government’s decision to abolish angel tax But some startups see no relief in view of the stringent conditions to avail tax benefits.
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How to Get Great Book Recommendations Using Twitter Twitter can be a great source for breaking news, an avenue for holding companies accountable, and when combined with a bit of technology can even be used as a great automation tool. So why not use it to get book recommendations? Here are three ways you can use Twitter to figure out what your next read is going to be. Goodreads While Goodreads is a social network unto itself, and one that is great
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Beijing tower reflects on energy efficiency with trapezoidal glass facade From a distance, the Beijing Greenland Center recently-completed by the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) may look like any of the other rectangular skyscrapers that dot China’s capital city. Look a little closer, however, and you’ll see that the tower features an elegant trapezoidal glass facade that’s claimed to improve its energy performance. .. Continue Reading Beijing
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In-depth: How drinking water made from human waste could save the planet Reimagining the toiletThe western world may be built on oil, but without water we’d all be dead within a week – it’s our most vital resource.One in nine people globally still don’t have running water, and with efforts to counteract global warming at times piecemeal and always contentious, managing the world’s water supply is likely to become more of an issue for all of us.The good news is that tec
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Freedom 251 ultra cheap smartphone starts shipping June 30 Indian company Ringing Bells is defying all odds, and possibly some lawsuits, to make good its almost too good to be true promise of a 251 Rs ($4) Freedom 521 smartphone by June 30. Or rather, as is now the case, “starting” June 30. That is what company founder and CEO Mohit Goel continues to promise, despite its super cheap … Continue reading
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Video: Ascend the Ziggurat in the Nordic Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale In this film, Jesús Granada visits the Nordic Pavilion, “In Therapy”, at the 2016 Venice Biennale. The video presents a series of measured stills in 4K resolution which introduce the central installation of the exhibition—a stepped pyramid, or ziggurat—and its series of reflective “rooms without walls.” The pavilion itself, which was completed in 1969, was designed by Sverre Fehn to
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Brickbat: Unhealthy Viewing The Chinese government has banned broadcast and Internet TV shows that show “the dark side of society.” That includes depictions of gay characters, extramarital affairs, one night stands, smoking, drinking and reincarnation.
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How to find side project marketing ideas 62 percent. That’s the percentage of Crew’s revenue driven by our side projects last week alone following the launch of one of our latest tools. Every time I see such high ROI on our side project marketing efforts, I feel this urgent need to convince every single one of my startup friends to stop wasting their money on ads or writing those sad listicles to grab more eyeballs. Side projects help yo
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Brexit: Just how divided is Britain? To what extent does the referendum result show a divided Britain? We explore the data.
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Are you ready for mood-altering drugs precisely inserted into your brain? To directly probe the relationship between prefrontal cortex circuitry (PFC), limbic network oscillatory dysfunction, and the emergence of depression-related behavior, the researchers implanted mice with microwire recording electrodes in PFC and three relevant limbic brain regions implicated in major depressive disorder: nucleus accumbens (NAC), amygdala (AMY), and ventral tegmental area (VTA). Sh
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Edward Snowden’s legal team to seek presidential pardon from Obama NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden’s life in exile may not have to be a permanent solution. His lawyers are planning to raise the pressure on the US government to issue a presidential pardon. Snowden is currently hiding out in Russia. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Researchers Develop a Nanoparticle Testing Tool to Determine the Best Nanoparticle The discovery power of the gene chip is coming to nanotechnology. A tool to test millions (possibly billions) of different nanoparticles in a rapid manner and at a specific time in order to determine…
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Synergy between Nanotechnology and Math can Lead to Improvement in Cancer Therapy In the struggle against cancer treatment resistance, nanotechnology, math, and biology are becoming strange, yet effective. An innovative approach towards cancer treatment that pits a deadly mixture…
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From fire breaks to fire hazards: Human activity and climate change are transforming the world’s peatlands The peat bogs of the world, once waterlogged repositories of dead moss, are being converted into fuel-packed fire hazards that can burn for months and generate deadly smoke, warns a McMaster researcher who documents the threat—and a possible solution—in a paper published today in the journal Scientific Reports.
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Super-slow circulation allowed world’s oceans to store huge amounts of carbon during last ice age The way the ocean transported heat, nutrients and carbon dioxide at the peak of the last ice age, about 20,000 years ago, is significantly different than what has previously been suggested, according to two new studies. The findings suggest that the colder ocean circulated at a very slow rate, which enabled it to store much more carbon for much longer than the modern ocean.
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This week in patents: IBM saves your marriage, eBay helps with chores, and more This week, the US patent office issued 5,409 patents. Each patent adds a little something new to the human knowledge base. As we cannot list all six thousand, the PatentYogi team has selected the five most interesting patents. 1. eBay makes laundry easier Patent number: US 20160180685 Doing laundry is often voted to be the most frustrating chore and rightly so. Most clothing items include labels w
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Microsoft still believes hand tracking is the future of PC input Microsoft wants to move beyond the keyboard and mouse to power the interfaces of the future. While the software maker has been investing in voice recognition and augmented reality scenarios, Microsoft’s research division has made some significant progress with hand tracking. Researchers are working on software that will allow virtual environments to track and recognize detailed hand motion. The b
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The ‘ultimate discovery tool’ for nanoparticles A combinatorial library of polyelemental nanoparticles was developed using Dip-Pen Nanolithography, opening up a new field of nanocombinatorics for rapid screening of nanomaterials for a multitude of properties. (credit: Peng-Cheng Chen/James Hedrick) The discovery power of the gene chip is coming to nanotechnology, as a Northwestern University research team develops a  tool to rapidly test millio
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3D Printing Pen Creates Soap Sud Sculptures This 3D Foam Pen puts a twist on conventional 3D printing pens by utilizing foaming liquid hand soap rather than melted plastic, allowing users to create rub-a-dub-soap-sud sculptures. The pen automatically froths the soap into foam, eliminating the need for manual pumping, and the creative process can be started by the push of a button. It also comes equipped with accessories such as two plasti
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10 innovations that show how much we’ve grown since 2013 A lot has changed since 2013. Three years ago, it was hard to image the tech and tech-habits that are now normal today. These innovations have become intrinsic parts of our lives today and have changed so much – from the way we pay for groceries to the way we stay fit We decided to take a short trip down memory lane and compile the 10 most exciting tech advances that have not only revolutionised
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Samsung mulls iPhone-style redesign for its fingerprint scanners You may not think about it while you’re unlocking your phone to check out the latest gossip on Twitter, but fingerprint scanning technology is tricky to implement, and it looks like Samsung is experimenting with some new ideas for sensors on its phones.Patents unearthed at Patently Mobile show both an iPhone-style circular home button with a fingerprint sensor underneath it, and a sensor placed ar
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Highly permeable mineral/polymer membrane for CO2 separation To keep greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from entering the environment, it must be stored, or even better used as a raw material. The first step in such processes is the efficient separation of CO2 from exhaust leaving power plants and factories. One current trend is to explore using membrane separation processes. In China, a new approach for making novel membranes based on multilayered materials and
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Israel and Turkey end rift over Gaza flotilla killings Israel and Turkey normalise relations, ending a six-year rift over the killing by Israeli troops of 10 Turkish activists on a Gaza-bound ship.
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How to set up a new Mac securely and update an older one When you get a new Mac, how can you make sure you’ve set it up to be as secure as possible? If you walk through a completely fresh installation process, Apple tries to guide you into making the most-secure choices among alternatives, but it’s probably the worst time to try to sort out the options available and make those decisions. A reader asked for advice for the next time they start from scr
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Bose-Einstein condensates miscibility properties reveal surprises Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs) are macroscopic systems that have quantum behaviour, and are useful for exploring fundamental physics. Now researchers at the Gakushuin University and the University of Electro-Communications have studied how the miscibility of multicomponent BECs affects their behaviour, with surprising results.
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Spectacular VLT images of Jupiter presented just days before the arrival of the Juno spacecraft In preparation for the imminent arrival of NASA’s Juno spacecraft, astronomers have used ESO’s Very Large Telescope to obtain spectacular new infrared images of Jupiter. They are part of a campaign to create high-resolution maps of the giant planet. These observations will inform the work to be undertaken by Juno over the coming months, helping astronomers to better understand the gas giant ahead
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Researchers trace Mercury’s origins to rare meteorite Around 4.6 billion years ago, the universe was a chaos of collapsing gas and spinning debris. Small particles of gas and dust clumped together into larger and more massive meteoroids that in turn smashed together to form planets. Scientists believe that shortly after their formation, these planets—and particularly Mercury—were fiery spheres of molten material, which cooled over millions of years.
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Polish Embassy: Shocked and concerned by xenophobic attacks following Brexit vote Warsaw’s embassy in the United Kingdom has issued a statement expressing its shock and concern at the sudden rise in xenophobic hate crimes committed against the Polish community living in Britain. It comes in the wake of Thursday’s referendum decision to leave the EU. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Rapid Trident: Largest US Army-led multinational exercise kicks off in Ukraine Over 1,800 troops from 14 NATO and “partner nations” have arrived in western Ukraine for the huge Rapid Trident exercise. Coming amid a fragile truce in the country’s east, they’re set to evaluate the readiness of US-trained Ukrainian troops. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Which browser is best for battery life: We test Edge vs. Chrome vs. Opera vs. Firefox Lots of claims are made about which browser is better or worse for a device’s battery life. Can a browser really make that much of a difference? Yes indeed, but determining just how much of a difference and whether it even matters to your individual use case is the difficult part.I began testing the question of different web browsers’ impact on battery life about two months ago, and what I’ve co
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Technique from biology helps explain the evolution of the American car A UCLA-led team of researchers has taken a unique approach to explain the way in which technologies evolve in modern society. Borrowing a technique that biologists might use to study the evolution of plants or animals, the scientists plotted the “births” and “deaths” of every American-made car and truck model from 1896 to 2014.
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NASA weighs use of rover to image potential Mars water sites Ever since it was announced that there may be evidence of liquid water on present-day Mars, NASA scientists have wondered how best to further investigate these long, seasonally changing dark streaks in the hope of finding evidence of life—past or present—on the Red Planet.
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Why megaprojects often have megapitfalls While the new Bay Bridge is finally functional, it stands more as a symbol of dysfunction than anything else. From the start it seemed born under a bad sign, down since it began to crawl—like, if it wasn’t for bad luck, it wouldn’t have no luck at all.
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Fastest-spinning brown-dwarf star is detected by its bursts of radio waves Astronomers have detected what may be the most-rapidly-rotating, ultra-cool, brown-dwarf star ever seen. The super-fast rotation period was measured by using the 305-meter Arecibo radio telescope—the same telescope that was used to discover the first planets ever found outside our solar system.
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people’s architecture office stacks shipping containers for cantilevered pavilion located in the northern chinese province of shanxi, the ends of each unit feature full height windows, allowing sightlines throughout the entire building. The post people’s architecture office stacks shipping containers for cantilevered pavilion appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Cancer-causing virus mimics host signal to drive cell growth, protein production As scientists identify ways that viruses exploit their host cells to make more copies of themselves, they are also uncovering clues to how these viral invaders can trigger cancerous cell growth.
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One New Reason Why You’ll Prefer Waze to Google Maps If you’re like most people, chances are that you use Google Maps + mobile GPS to get around while driving. And why wouldn’t you? Google Maps is without a doubt the best of all Android navigation apps. And it gets even better when you start incorporating Google Now because you’ll be able to use these awesome voice navigation tricks. But Waze recently introduced a new feature that’ll blow you away a
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Swiss Electric Car Breaks Record. 0-100 in 2 Seconds! The electric car has been built in less than a year by a team of 30 students.
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5 apps to help you digitally organize business cards We live in a practically paperless, digital age, but there’s one paper product that just won’t die: The business card. Business cards are pretty much a necessity for networking, but what do you do with 800 business cards when you get home from a tradeshow?Let me guess—leave them in your bag and forget about them until the next tradeshow rolls around. Not such an effective networking tool after a
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Study explores emotional intelligence and stress in social work Realistic workloads and ongoing emotional support are essential if social workers are to manage stress and perform their job effectively, according to new research by the University of East Anglia.
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Turkey says Gaza sea blockade ‘largely lifted’ via reconciliation deal, Israel disagrees Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says the Gaza blockade has been “largely lifted” via a Turkish-Israeli peace agreement. The first ship with aid to the area is set to depart later this week, he added. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Get all your iCloud contacts into Gmail, easily Whether you’re thinking of making the jump to Android or you’re an iPhone-toting Gmail user who wants your updated contacts in the same place as your mail, transferring your iCloud contacts to Gmail is a snap, and you don’t need any third-party apps to do it.Once you’ve moved your address book over to Gmail, you’ll still be able to access your contacts through the iOS Contacts app. Indeed, once
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neon nectar and studded skin form a sticky species of low-poly fruit the expressive collection of edibles sees three-dimensional, polygon mesh graphics form seemingly studded surfaces of watermelons, pineapples, cherries and grapes The post neon nectar and studded skin form a sticky species of low-poly fruit appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Dried sewage sludge could be recycled by adding it to cement to make concrete Disposing sludge left over from treating sewage water is a major challenge for wastewater plants in Malaysia. While studies show that the volume of sludge is expected to rise, disposal options are limited due to strict environmental regulations, including a ban on burying sludge in soil due to its high heavy metal content. Meanwhile, the construction sector seeks economic and ecological cement rep
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Oak wilt, other tree diseases examined at program in San Antonio Tree diseases, with oak wilt taking center stage, were the focus of the Tree Disease Identification and Management program held recently at the Urban Ecology Center at Phil Hardberger Park in San Antonio.
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Paper challenges current hypotheses for the gain and loss of heavy pigmentation in humans over evolutionary time Popular theories of why our human ancestors gained and then lost dark skin over the course of evolution may be incorrect, according to a new paper by UC San Francisco authors, who suggest that heavily pigmented skin evolved because it forms a stronger barrier against a host of environmental challenges. Because deeply pigmented skin requires more energy to produce, they propose, our ancestors shed
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Exhausting our green shipping options In 2013, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) introduced new regulations to reduce exhaust emissions attributed to the shipping industry. Shipping is responsible for around 90% of global trade and the effect of reducing emissions such as sulphur oxides (SOx), nitrous oxides (NOx), particulate matter and greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2) will have a huge impact on global totals
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The wisdom of (smaller) crowds When guessing the weight of an ox or estimating how many marbles fill a jar, the many have been shown to be smarter than the few. These collective displays of intelligence have been dubbed ‘the wisdom of crowds,’ but exactly how many people make a crowd wise?
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Open AI Ecosystem Portends a Personal Assistant for Everyone Artificial intelligence could unlock higher productivity and better health and happiness for millions of people — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Pterosaur discovered in Lebanese quarry 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 U of A paleontologist Michael Caldwell calls “priceless scientific findings.”
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Nationalization of Russian oil & gas industry tops Communists’ election agenda The Communist Party of the Russian Federation has made public its program for September’s parliamentary elections, promising government reform, major nationalization and more state support to Russian business, science and culture. Read Full Article at RT.com
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ESA locking astronauts in an underground cave … for training European Space Agency (ESA) astronauts have a unique training system. Not only do they train hundreds of miles above the surface of the earth, they also travel hundreds of miles down into the deep, dark recesses of our wonderfully exotic planet. This latter training is part of a caving course that seeks to replicate the disorienting conditions present on a space expedition, as well as to teach ast
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Towards 100% renewable energy for Kangaroo Island Can Australia’s iconic Kangaroo Island be powered by 100 per cent renewable energy? This is the focus of a new study announced today by the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in partnership with the Kangaroo Island Council.
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We Study What Makes People More Liberal. But What Makes Them More Conservative? My pride (and my editor) forbid me from starting this story with a knock-knock joke,3 but it does begin with knocking. Door-to-door political canvassing made headlines in April — including here at FiveThirtyEight — when scientists at Stanford and the University of California, Berkeley, published a paper claiming they could use the technique to increase support for transgender rights. This research
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Official Groot-Doh James Gunn has been known to give Play-Doh to cast and crew members as a reward for their hard work. He notes that “smelling it reminds me of childhood and pure creativity. So I like giving out that experience on set.” This is what happens when you give Play-Doh to a bunch of props guys working on a big budget film like Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2. (James Gunn via Tor)
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You’ll Never Believe How Thin Ice 2.0 Clothing Helps You Lose Weight It’s officially summer. If you still have stubborn belly fat that’s not letting you relish your otherwise impeccable summer bod then you need to listen up: start … Read More
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Fujifilm’s New Printer Can Wirelessly Print All Your Best Selfies Say what you will about film photography, there’s just something special about having a physical photo in your hands to show off to friends and family members. … Read More
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Yuneec’s Typhoon H Drone Is WAY More Advanced Than DJI’s Phantom 4 Yuneec just isn’t going to let DJI out-innovate it in the drone space. That’s precisely why after DJI revealed their Phantom 4 earlier this year the fine … Read More
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fabrica reunion celebrates 22 years of collaborative research and design we spoke up with fabrica’s president and CEO, carlo tunioli to discuss the reunion, the institution’s creative vision and what the future holds for it’s scholars. The post fabrica reunion celebrates 22 years of collaborative research and design appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Meet Lürssen’s New Dilbar Superyacht, The Largest EVER Created. There’s just something about a new Super Yacht that captures the imagination. Not only are they technical marvels and wonders of engineering prowess in their own right, … Read More
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How to Regrow Your Own Bones Biotech pioneer Nina Tandon tells how a patient’s own stem cells could be grown on 3D scaffolds — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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New Books Explore Breaking Habits, AI, Productivity and Enlightenment Scientific American Mind considers five recent popular titles from neuroscience and psychology — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Bartering for science—using mobile apps to get research data There’s a transaction that happens every time you load a website, send an email, or click “like” on a friend’s post: You get something you want in exchange for some data about your actions and interests. Entire business models depend on the premise that the data we generate in this way have value, and massive databases have been assembled with this in mind.
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Artificial intelligence plus common sense In the future, a new generation of autonomous robots is set to complete tasks autonomously, even if something unforeseeable happens. With the support of the Austrian Science Fund FWF, information technology experts in Graz are working to advance the development of artificial intelligence and equip robots with common sense.
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Inward-facing Iranian home lets light filter in through a facade of wooden slats Timber slats cover the walls and the windows of this house in Isfahan, Iran, allowing light to filter in without compromising the privacy of its occupants (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Justice Shouldn’t Step Aside for Anger over Freddie Gray Case: New at Reason Local prosecutors, being elected to office, are subject to the rule of the people. Their decisions, however, are not—or at least they shouldn’t be. Any state’s attorney or district attorney worthy of the office gives public opinion about particular cases exactly the weight it deserves: zero.  If you need evidence for the wisdom of that approach, take the decision of Baltimore State’s Attorney Mar
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Dashing Duo: Trendy New Dining Tables Usher in Geometric Contrast We love décor that moves away from the mundane and bring something new and exciting to the modern dining room. In a world that is dominated by simple, straight lines and clean design, contrasting geometric shapes can create instant focal points that energize an interior. Today we take a look at two delightful dining tables from Porada that offer precisely that with their sculptural bases that draw
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All the post-Brexit vote racist incidents, in one depressing Facebook album LONDON — A wave of reported racist incidents targeting European migrants across the country has followed the Brexit vote. London Mayor Sadiq Khan has urged residents to “stand guard” against hate crime.  SEE ALSO: ‘Dear Jeremy’ is the new ‘Dear John’ letter for Labour members after Brexit vote Sarah Childs has compiled on Facebook an album with racist incidents that people have shared
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Four newly-identified genes could improve rice A Japanese research team have applied a method used in human genetic analysis to rice and rapidly discovered four new genes that are potentially significant for agriculture. These findings could influence crop breeding and help combat food shortages caused by a growing population. The paper was published on June 21, 2016 (Japan Standard Time) in the online edition of Nature Genetics.
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A man-made material that mimics the curling of the mimosa leaflet (Phys.org)—A combined team of researchers from the Australian National University and City University of Hong Kong has created a material that is capable of mimicking the action of a mimosa leaflet when it is touched. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the team describes their material and how it reacts when a drop of liquid is deposited onto its surface.
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E-Cigs Are Going Tobacco-Free With Synthetic Nicotine Synthetic nicotine just might not fall under the Food and Drug Administration’s vaping regulations coming down in August. The post E-Cigs Are Going Tobacco-Free With Synthetic Nicotine appeared first on WIRED.
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If We’re Going to Get to Mars, These Rockets Need to Work NASA is testing their latest high-powered rocket to see if it’s ready to send us past the moon and towards Mars. The post If We’re Going to Get to Mars, These Rockets Need to Work appeared first on WIRED.
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How do food manufacturers pick those dates on their product packaging – and what do they mean? No one wants to serve spoiled food to their families. Conversely, consumers don’t want to throw food away unnecessarily – but we certainly do. The United States Department of Agriculture estimates Americans toss out the equivalent of US$162 billion in food every year, at the retail and consumer levels. Plenty of that food is discarded while still safe to eat.
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Computing without keyboard and mouse – Microsoft’s future concept Computer users can cut the cords of their mouse and keyboards and move into a cordless world, but by far and large we are still tied to our computers via the mouse and keyboard wires or no. Microsoft researchers see a future where we might not need a mouse and keyboard to interface with our computers and technology and this … Continue reading
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Exploding Spray Paint in Slow-Mo The Slow Mo Guys make a big old mess, as they shoot, hack, and smash open a bunch of cans of spray paint in front of the lens of their high-speed Phantom Flex camera, and narrowly avoid getting paint all over its expensive lens. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: PressceptionCrushing Frozen JelloLawnmower BlenderLiterally Shooting a Shotgun5k iMac vs 90mm Cannon
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The US Navy is pushing ahead with its electromagnetic cannon For several years, the US Navy has been working on a new kind of cannon called a ‘railgun’. Powered not by explosives but by electromagnetic forces, it would represent a massive shift in artillery technology.The railgun was invented in 1918 by French scientist Louis Octave Fauchon-Villeplee, based on previous work on a somewhat-similar coilgun. He showed that a projectile could be propelled by the
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Zaha Hadid Architects’ Generali Tower Tops Out in Milan Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects Zaha Hadid Architects’ (ZHA) 170-meter-tall Generali Tower has topped out at 44 stories in Milan, Italy. The Generali Tower, along with two other towers, forms the centerpiece for the CityLife masterplan to revitalize the old site of Milan’s International Fair, which closed in 2005.Through the redevelopment, which began in 2004, the site will be open “to year
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SoftGrid® The visual interest of SoftGrid® is enhanced by our Soft Sound® acoustical material (100 percent PET plastic with up to 50 percent recycled content). Define your space and control acoustics at any scale with gridded layout configurations and the highly performative acoustic characteristics of Soft Sound®. We offer these elements in a range of preconfigured modules that ship flat-packed, and a var
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IDG Contributor Network: Are QR codes more useful in hiding information than displaying it? Although never mistaken for exciting and sexy technology, QR codes are functional and useful mechanisms. A tiny smudge-like box in the corner of a movie poster can deliver a five-minute preview or deep-link into a listing of local showtimes or even download the movie itself, for a hefty fee. Not bad for a souped-up barcode.But a move in the U.S.  Senate last week raises a more ominous question:
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How to convert between music files formats in iTunes Larry Dixon wants to convert MP3 to AAC in iTunes, like he used to. But in the latest version, he can’t figure out the process. I admit, it’s a little wonky, and I had to read up and test the process, because elements of it date way, way back in iTunes and show their age. You can select any media file or files in iTunes that’s not DRM protected, and then choose File > Convert > Create [Format]
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Microsoft’s Start Menu Repair Tool Fixes Common Windows 10 Start Menu Annoyances Windows: The Start Menu in Windows 10 is useful, but it’s not perfect. Sometimes tiles go missing, or it won’t open at all when you click it or press the Windows key. Other times the tiles don’t refresh, or Cortana doesn’t respond. Thankfully, Microsoft’s Start Menu Repair Tool is here to help, and it’s free.The utility checks your Start Menu for common errors, fixes them, and leaves you with—hope
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Imitation neurones, genuine potential In March 2016, the world Go champion Lee Sedol lost 1-4 against the artificial intelligence AlphaGo. For many, this was yet another defeat for humanity at the hands of the machines. Indeed, the success of the AlphaGo software was forged in an area of artificial intelligence that has seen huge progress over the last decade. Deep learning, as it’s called, uses artificial neural networks to process a
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Should video sites like YouTube automatically remove extremist content? Reuters reported that Facebook and YouTube, which are among the world’s largest sources for distributing online video, have been quietly removing extremist content from their platforms using an automated system. The method itself isn’t new: the removal system looks for file hashes, which are like numerical representations of data, for videos that are known to feature extremist messaging and then f
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JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth speaker review: Play all day, play all night JBL has been one of the bigger names in portable Bluetooth speakers for a while now. In fact, the Charge 3 that’s the subject of this review is actually the fourth iteration: There was the original, the Charge 2, and the Charge 2+ previously. Throughout it’s all been about good sound and outrageous battery life.The Charge 3, with its 22.2 watt-hour battery, can run for an outlandish 20 hours. Th
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Confused snake is stuck on a soft, fleece blanket It’s not easy being a snake, especially when you can’t get enough traction. This ball python just wants to go places. Perhaps he has an important meeting or needs to get to the gym. Unfortunately, the soft, fleece blanket he’s on is making that incredibly difficult. Basically, if you’ve ever been on a treadmill, you know how he feels. The cast of ‘Les Misérables’ take a stab at Singlish an
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Skinners Sock Styled Footwear Skinners are the revolutionary new type of footwear that offer the protection of shoes with the freedom of being barefoot. Made with antibacterial yarns, they feature a waterproof underside, mesh ventilation zones, and can easily be rolled up to fit anywhere. Check it out $32.00
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USPS Planetary Stamps Marvel at the beauty of our planetary neighbors every time you send out some snail-mail by using these USPS planetary stamps. The pane comes with 16 full color stamps with visually compelling images of nearby planets captured by our unmanned spacecraft. Check it out $10.16
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Chocolate Scented Fart Pills Turn your flatulence into an intoxicating aphrodisiac for those around you using these chocolate scented fart pills. Just pop a few capsules and your stinky farts will transform into an unforgettable chocolaty experience that everyone will simply love. Check it out $21.32
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Deus’ Malachi Cruch is a street-ready, dirt devourer Built for Tokyo’s busy streets and off-road competition.Photo: DeusThose guys at Deus don’t waste any time do they? The Japanese home of the Deus empire just pulled the curtains on its newest project, a custom Honda called the Malachi Crunch. Based on a Honda XL500, the shop went to town and crated a bike that’s ready for the street and a monster on the dirt. The bike keeps its engine, main frame,
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John Oliver takes down Farage and Boris Johnson in post-Brexit rant Nigel Farage? A “three time cover model for ‘Punchable Face’ magazine.” Boris Johnson? A “shaved orangutan with Owen Wilson’s hair.”  John Oliver doesn’t pull punches in the wake of the EU’s referendum. He starts saying he’s not as happy by David Cameron’s resignation as he should be.  “It’s like catching an ice cream cone out of the air, because a child was hit by a car,”
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Daimler ramping up Car2go locations, extending mobility concept Daimler’s Car2go is on the move. The German firm announced the scheduled opening of its car-sharing service’s 31st location, in Brussels, Belgium in October 2016 with a mix of Smartfortwo and Mercedes-Benz A-class cars. As odd as it may seem today, individual car ownership may be on the way out. If a switch to mobility as a service (MaaS) transforms how most of us view cars, the only people who ac
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Tesla 2018 production plans maybe not so ludicrous after all Tesla Motors and its CEO Elon Musk consistently push the envelope, seemingly as part of the company’s culture. When Tesla announced it was going to ramp up the Fremont, California factory to produce 500,000 vehicles in 2018, two years ahead of schedule (and just after the eruption of pre-order reservations for the mass-priced Model 3 in April 2016), automotive experts lined up to say it couldn’t b
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Turkey reopens probe into suspected killer of Russian pilot An investigation has been reopened into the main suspect in the death of the Russian pilot shot down by Turkey over Syria in November. The probe’s new focus is the death of a member of the rescue team that tried to save the crew of the downed jet.  Read Full Article at RT.com
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Absurd Creatures: Someone Tell the Tree Kangaroo to Get Down From There Nothing against kangaroos, but they don’t really belong in trees. The post Absurd Creatures: Someone Tell the Tree Kangaroo to Get Down From There appeared first on WIRED.
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Paris, London mayors pledge to work ‘closer than ever’ despite Brexit The mayors of Paris and London have penned a joint letter published Monday in Le Parisien and the Financial Times calling on the two “global cities” to “work more closely together than ever” despite Britain’s decision to leave the European Union.
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AIRSPEED – The FIRST Curved Regulator Watch For All CJR AIRSPEED is the first curved regulator watch on Kickstarter with a modern twist that fits your budget. Characterized by unconventional design with a strong link to aviation inspiration, the CJR AIRSPEED boasts a finely-curved casing and features details like 3-separate dials for easy reading, reliable Japanese automatic movement, fluorescent inner ring, and interchangeable straps. It comes in
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Aurai Water-Propelled Eye Massager Give your eyes a break with the Aurai Water-Propelled Eye Massager. With more and more of our time spent looking at a screen, we’re developing eye strain, wrinkles, dark circles, dry eyes, and sleep interruptions more than ever. The Aurai uses water as a cool compress to help regulate the blood circulation around your eyes and reduce any swelling. The eye mask also uses a warm compress to help sti
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Jetjat Ultra – One-Touch Drone For Everyone! Introducing what is believed to be the world’s smallest, live-streaming drone, JETJAT ULTRA. The purpose of creating this mini-drone was to make it easy for anybody to fly a drone. You are not required to know geo-coordinates and complicated GPS signals to fly this drone. It is one of those unusual designs that will bring back the fun flying times with your family and friends. From being able to s
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100% Free Mobile Phone Service by FreedomPop Get 100% Free Talk, Text, and Data around the world with FreedomPop’s Global 3-in-1 SIM Card Kit. This kit is compatible with most unlocked GSM AT&T and Tmobile Android or iOS Smartphones. The SIM card kit includes nano, micro, and mini cards. FreedomPop’s global mobile phone service works nationwide in the US and over 25 countries around the world. Make free calls and send texts using their h
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Lazer Pulse – The Most Powerful Electric Scooter The World’s Most Powerful Electric Scooter is the LAZER PULSE; another great product from LAZER ELECTRIC MOTORSPORTS. The ultimate goal is to build a safe, fast, powerful electric scooter. The LAZER PULSE can conquer any hill, operate on or off a road, and travel more than 20 miles on a single charge. The LAZER PULSE eScooter comes with three power options: 250W, 500W, and 1000W. It’s affordable,
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Review: LG OLED55C6V Introduction and featuresWhile there’s always been a lot of excitement around OLED technology, it seems to have reached fever pitch this year, and it’s easy to see why. Having already greatly improved the performance and affordability of its OLED TVs last year, LG – the only brand currently making full ranges of OLED TVs – is claiming further substantial performance boosts and key new features for
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Newly-discovered signal in the cell sets protein pathways to mitochondria Mitochondria are often described as the powerhouse in the cells of humans, plants and animals; but they also fulfill a number of other vital functions. These “organs” within the cell have an interesting past: They arose more than a billion years ago as a bacterium, which was adopted into a primeval cell. In the course of evolution, nearly all the genes of the original bacterium have beco
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Seagrass a crucial weapon against coastal erosion A seagrass commonly found along WA’s coast could be an important tool in a decades-long battle against erosion in Albany, a preliminary study by UWA has found.
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Oldest rocks in Australia unlock secrets of the atmosphere Research into micro-meteorites, meteorites smaller than 2 millimeters, found in Western Australia have shed new light on the make-up of the ancient Earth’s atmosphere.
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Researchers investigate what causes cattle to shed shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) are foodborne pathogens spread largely by cattle, that can cause hemorrhagic colitis and kidney failure. In an effort to find ways of reducing this problem, Michigan State University investigators show that stress, and the negative energy balance associated with lactation appear to encourage the shedding of STEC, especially in summer. The research is p
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‘See a Flash, Dash Inside!’ New lightning safety slogan rolls out A new partnership between NOAA and the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community has yielded a fresh safety campaign slogan to protect more people from lightning strikes this summer.  
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Brexit and Trump: When Fear Triumphs Over Evidence The psychology behind why so many people are willing to ignore the experts — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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McConnell Won’t Say Whether Donald Trump is Qualified To Be President, Spain Elections Lead to Second Hung Parliament in Six Months, Chile Beats Argentina: A.M. Links Some media outlets are pushing poll results that show a huge lead for Hillary Clinton but look different when Gary Johnson is included. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) won’t say whether he thinks Donald Trump is qualified to be president, while Rolling Stone used Brexit to imply people shouldn’t vote for Jill Stein. “Anti-fascists” in California are “proud” tha
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China plans for space station with most powerful rocket launch The country has just tested its new Long March-7 rocket and a prototype version of its next-generation crew capsule ahead of its planned space station
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Elos Touch Advance gets rid of body hair at home Women do happen to have hair growing from different parts of their bodies as well, apart from their head, you know. It is just that the hairless armpits and flawless bikini lines that you see being portrayed by the media? Those happen to be carefully manicured and attended to by their respective beauty regimes, and has nothing to do with the natural female form. Don’t you know? There is a price to
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Ultra-cold atoms may wade through quantum friction Theoretical physicists studying the behavior of ultra-cold atoms have discovered a new source of friction, dispensing with a century-old paradox in the process. Their prediction, which experimenters may soon try to verify, was reported recently in Physical Review Letters.
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Stunning maintenance-free living walls are made with real, preserved plants Artisan Moss uses sustainably harvested moss and ferns and salvaged regional woods to create these worry-free interior artworks.
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Committing to recycling the “non-recyclable” Companies and manufacturers are creating custom solutions for their difficult-to-recycle waste
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Future cities could be built from self-healing artificial bone The carbon emissions of the world are coming under ever closer scrutiny, which is why we are seeing increasing investment in so-called green tech. Concrete and steel production are examples of industry with […]
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DSCOVR is the linchpin of next-generation space weather forecasts NOAA’s first space weather satellite, DSCOVR, has completed instrument validation and will go operational on July 27, when it will take over the role of monitoring potentially damaging space weather storms as they approach Earth.
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Chemists establish fundamentals of ferroelectric materials Ferromagnetic materials, like compass needles, are useful because their magnetic polarization makes them rotate to align with magnetic fields. Ferroelectric materials behave in a similar way but with electric, rather than magnetic, fields. That external electric fields can reorient the electric polarization of these materials makes them ideal for certain memory applications, such as stored-value c
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Study of canine genetics holds clues to better human health Could dogs hold the key to better medical treatments for people? Elinor Karlsson, PhD, assistant professor of molecular medicine, is studying canine genetics to better understand human health.
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Israel wants to deliver gas to Europe via Turkey The normalization of relations with Turkey will allow Israel to supply natural gas to Europe, according to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia & China agree production of high-speed trains An agreement to produce high-speed trains has been signed between Russian and Chinese firms, RIA Novosti reports, citing a company statement. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Turkey ‘sorry for downing Russian jet’ Turkish President Erdogan apologises for downing of Russian jet on the Turkey-Syria border in November, Moscow says
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Lab results could improve offshore production economics Norwegian laboratory tests show that gas wells can continue to be productive longer than we predicted, before they need expensive “anti-ageing” support.
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Interstellar greenhouses: how a single molecule could be key to growing plants in microgravity In the film The Martian, Matt Damon’s character survives being stranded on another planet by growing potatoes in his own faeces. And if we want to visit or maybe even settle on other planets for real, we’ll have to find a way to grow plants outside the safe environment of the Earth. On long space voyages in particular, plants will provide a vital source of food and oxygen.
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A star is about to go 2.5% the speed of light past a black hole Since it was first discovered in 1974, astronomers have been dying to get a better look at the Supermassive Black Hole (SBH) at the center of our galaxy. Known as Sagittarius A*, scientists have only been able to gauge the position and mass of this SBH by measuring the effect it has on the stars that orbit it. But so far, more detailed observations have eluded them, thanks in part to all the gas a
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Two of Milky Way’s globular clusters found to have halo stars (Phys.org)—Australian astronomers have uncovered evidence of halo stars in two globular clusters residing in the Milky Way galaxy. According to a new study published on June 21 on the arXiv pre-print server, the globular clusters known as Messier 3 and Messier 13, have extratidal halo stars. The new findings suggest that both clusters could be surrounded by extended stellar halos.
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Climate assessment must be relevant and useful to policymakers Climate change assessments must be more relevant to policymakers’ needs, say Carnegie’s Katharine Mach and Stéphane Hallegatte of the World Bank’s Climate Change Policy Team.
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Tough new hydrogel hybrid doesn’t dry out If you leave a cube of Jell-O on the kitchen counter, eventually its water will evaporate, leaving behind a shrunken, hardened mass—hardly an appetizing confection. The same is true for hydrogels. Made mostly of water, these gelatin-like polymer materials are stretchy and absorbent until they inevitably dry out.
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Find a study group with BuddyUp, a new kind of social network When it comes to friendship, shared interests are pretty important. And in college, while all-night parties and Greek letters may provide some semblance of camaraderie, there may be a few other things more indicative of a lasting relationship. So if you’re looking to make new friends on the basis of shared classes, majors, and other academic interests, check out BuddyUp, a free app meant specifica
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Snowden to Putin: Reject surveillance plans to store all phone calls, data Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden has denounced proposed new Russian laws aimed at cracking down on terror.
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Chrome DRM bug makes it easy to download streaming video (credit: Valentina Palladino) Security researchers have discovered a vulnerability in the Google Chrome browser that could allow users to bypass itscopy protection system and download content from streaming video services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. According to Wired, Google was alerted to the problem on May 24, but is yet to issue a patch. The vulnerability centers around the Widevi
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Do Giant Planets Contain “Dark” Hydrogen? Laboratory research suggests that an unexpected layer of semimetallic, optically dark hydrogen lurks inside worlds like Jupiter and Saturn — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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We Can’t Count on Geoengineering to Save Us From Climate Change, Scientists Warn In December, governments around the world got together and grandly agreed to limit global warming to below 2℃ above pre-industrial levels—with a preference for keeping it below 1.5℃. The Paris Agreement recognizes that, if we fail, the outcome will be disastrous. But talk is cheap, and some scientists believe these goals will be nearly impossible to accomplish. They say we won’t be able to cut our
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Environmental peace building in the Middle East This year’s regional environmental sustainability course took us to a collection of sites and locations that brought up the environmental and political issues facing the Middle East. One major focus of our trip was on how collective environmental objectives can be used as tools and solutions for building a larger peace between Israel, Jordan and Palestine.
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Less fish in the future Baltic Sea In the northern parts of the Baltic Sea both precipitation and river discharge are expected to increase as a result of climate changes. The increased river discharge will lead to a higher inflow of river-borne dissolved organic matter to the coastal zone, which in turn will promote bacterial production. Simultaneously, the phytoplankton production will decrease as a result of both competition with
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Sydney road dug up and re-laid every weekend Workers will dig up and replace road surface 24 times as part of light rail line works.
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Germany bans most fracking indefinitely   On June 24, German lawmakers approved a measure that, for all practical purposes, bans fracking within the European nation. This follows years of debate within the country about the safety and legality of the practice, which has until now been largely unregulated. Though the fossil fuel industry has lobbied hard for fracking to remain an option within the country, this latest decision is in line
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Here’s Our Closest Look at Alphabet’s Plans for the City of the Future The smart city is on the horizon, and if Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs has anything to do with it, it’ll have subsidized ride-sharing, “Airbnb for cars,” and AI that helps parking cops fine the most people. We’ve long known that Sidewalk, owned by Google parent company Alphabet, is working on the “city of the future.” It brought free wi-fi kiosks to New York City, but is focusing on the problem of publ
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How Many Rocket Scientists Does It Take To Design A Comfortable Stiletto Heel? Technology At least one Ex-Spacex director creates better heels…
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10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Dropbox Master For almost a decade, Dropbox has been one of the most reliable and popular file storage services on the planet. When you compare it to other options like Google Drive and iCloud, Dropbox manages to strike the right balance between being super intuitive and easy to use. It can also do a lot more than just store your files. Here are 10 tricks that will make you a Dropbox master.1) Digitize your pape
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Google’s own non-Nexus Android phone could launch this year—report (credit: Ron Amadeo) Google is preparing to release a branded phone by the end of 2016 in an effort to compete more directly with Apple’s iPhone, according to a report in The Telegraph this morning. It follows a similar report from The Information (subscription required) in February that stated Google wanted to take “greater control” over the design and building of Nexus phones. &quo
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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Adelman House in Wisconsin Receives Gorgeous Restoration It’s a real beaut’ A Frank Lloyd Wright house in a state of disrepair is a sad sight. Frank Lloyd Wright’s circa-1940s Adelman House in Fox Point, Wisconsin, outside Milwaukee, has avoided just such a fate, recently undergoing a sparkling restoration by local firm The Kubala Washatko Architects (TKWA). TKWA describes itself as a sustainability-focused practice that “embraces a philosophy of
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A water detection technique to shortlist potentially-habitable exoplanets So far, NASA’s Kepler has led to the discovery of 2 325 exoplanets. But clearly not all of them are habitable. To help detect suitable candidates, identify the range of atmospheric conditions on planets with water and shed light on how planetary magnetic fields originate and evolve, the HOTMOL project is devising new tools relying on spectro-polarimetry.
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Researchers discover new reverse chemical reaction at nanoscale that enables efficient carbon capture A recent study led by Xi Chen, associate professor of earth and environmental engineering at Columbia Engineering, and Klaus Lackner at Arizona State University, reports an unconventional reversible chemical reaction in a confined nanoenvironment. The discovery, a milestone in clarifying the scientific underpinnings of moisture-swing chemical reaction, is critical to understanding how to scrub CO2
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Tesla said to be working a deal to build $9 billion factory in China Six months after Elon Musk said his company planned to build a manufacturing plant in China, it appears that he has picked Shanghai for the location of the new $9 billion Tesla factory, according to a report in Bloomberg.
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IEA Warns Air Pollution to Kill Millions More If Policies Don’t Change Asia will account for almost 90 percent of the rise in deaths, the International Energy Agency says  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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We Can Prove Why Extra Mass on Bike Wheels Is Your Worst Enemy There’s a saying that adding mass to the wheel of a bike has twice the impact compared to adding the same mass to the frame. Why would that be true? The post We Can Prove Why Extra Mass on Bike Wheels Is Your Worst Enemy appeared first on WIRED.
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Significant Digits For Monday, June 27, 2016 You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news.4 concept storesBarnes & Noble is testing out selling booze in its bookstores at four concept locations around the country. The company is sticking to beer and wine, but there’s nothing in the article about sneaking your own liquor in so I think my Tuesday night plans will remain intact no matter wh
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IRS kills electronic filing PIN feature due to repeated attacks After repeated attacks, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service has decided to retire a Web-based tool for obtaining PINs that taxpayers have used to file tax returns electronically. The Electronic Filing (E-file) PINs Web application is no longer available on the IRS website “because of questionable activity,” the agency announced last week. In February, the IRS disclosed that hackers used
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Hasbro Made a Wonky Version of Mr. Potato Head to Help Reduce Food Waste Picky shoppers only choosing the most perfectly-shaped and blemish-free produce at grocery stores has led to a tremendous amount of food waste. To illustrate how not-so-perfect fruits and vegetables are still perfectly edible, Hasbro has created a misshaped version of Mr. Potato Head to serve as a spokesperson.Working with ASDA, a grocery store chain based in the UK, Hasbro’s Wonky Mr. Potato Head
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Israel and Turkey restore diplomatic relations after six years Israel and Turkey on Monday announced a reconciliation deal to end a bitter six-year rift between the Mideast powers.
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Amazon Echo Review…1.5 Years Later Amazon Echo Review…1.5 Years Later Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site There is no denying the versatility of Amazon’s Echo wireless speaker. Beyond home automation functions, it can also connect via Bluetooth in the event your home’s network goes out, allowing you to play music or audio directly from your smartphone. But that’s just scratching the tip of the proverbial ice berg. Yes, I kno
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6 Impressive Gmail Tools You Might Have Missed Gmail has been around for more than a decade. It’s already good, but there are plenty of Gmail tools to make it all kinds of better. We have covered some smart ones that improve your Gmail experience on Chrome, help you write better emails, and some that even help you with your job search. Now it’s time to introduce you to a few more tools that you might have missed. Let’s see how they can help if
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NYC This Week: “A Japanese Constellation” Extended, The Architectural League Prize and Lina Bo Bardi Architecture and design–related events happening in New York City this week (June 27 to July 3), handpicked by the Editors at Architizer Left to right: N House by Sou Fujimoto Architects; Colleen Flanigan, To the Sea, 2014, photo: courtesy of the artist Exhibitions in NYC LAST CHANCE: “NYC Oyster Project” at the Brooklyn Bridge Park Community Room, June 2 to June 30 “A Japanese Constellation: Toy
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Stress contagion possible amongst students and teachers Teacher burnout and student stress may be linked, according to a University of British Columbia study.
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Falluja: Last pocket of IS resistance ‘crushed’ The BBC’s Jeremy Bowen reports from the outskirts of Falluja, where the Iraqi army claims it has seized the last stronghold in the city, of the so-called Islamic State (IS).
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49 Ways to Celebrate the Most Perfect Day of the Year June 28—6/28 or 28/6—is the most mathematically perfect day of the year. Celebrate by befriending a perfect number. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Anki’s Cozmo introduced as a consumer-level robot with personality Artificial intelligence and robotics are two things that permeate modern-day life, whether it’s the Curiosity rover scouring the surface of Mars or Watson dominating at a game of Jeopardy. For the most part, however, these robotic applications have been left to the professional spaces, be it the military, manufacturing, or science in general. But what about consumer applications? Overdrive develop
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Rumored ‘Deep Blue’ iPhone 7 Said to Actually Be Very Dark Space Gray Following a sketchy rumor last week that said Apple is planning to introduce a “Deep Blue” color option for the upcoming iPhone 7, Japanese blog Mac Otakara has clarified to AppleInsider that the new color will actually be a “much darker” variant of space gray that is “close to black, though not quite black.” Black and slate iPhone 5 on left vs. space gray iPhone 5s
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Uber partners with Pandora to give drivers ad-free internet radio Uber is integrating Pandora into its Partner app, giving drivers the ability to easily hunt for personalized music stations while on the road. The company says the new feature is rolling out to drivers in the US, Australia, and New Zealand, and will be ad-free for the first six months. Another perk Uber is giving to drivers Uber will also be providing aux cables to drivers to take advantage of t
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EU faces risks of many more exits and rolling back the political union Eight more countries want to hold referendums to exit the EU – France, Holland, Italy, Austria, Finland, Hungary, Portugal, and Slovakia all could leave.Germany now faces having to pay an extra 3 billion euros a year to the annual EU budget once Britain leaves. This alone is prompting German government officials to propose that Britain is offered “constructive exit negotiations” to keep their dues
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India’s $4 smartphone starts shipping on June 30 When Ringing Bells announced their $4 smartphone, they nearly broke the Internet. Now, the phone that sounded like vaporware is nearly ready to ship. Scores of outside observers wondered if the phone would […]
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Supreme Court makes major rulings on abortion, gun rights, corruption The US Supreme Court has struck down abortion restrictions in Texas, ruled that domestic violence misdemeanor convictions are valid grounds to lose gun ownership rights, and raised the bar for prosecuting public officials on corruption charges. Read Full Article at RT.com
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It’s happening — the next-generation Nissan Leaf will have a 200+ mile range You don’t have to hold your breath any longer. Nissan has finally put us out of our misery. After teasing the notion of an all-electric Leaf complete with a 60kWh battery for the last eight months or so, the automaker has finally made things official. The next-generation Leaf will feature a new and improved battery, which also means that the electric car should have a range of over 200 miles, putt
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20% off Nest Learning Thermostat Through July 4 – Deal Alert The Nest learning thermostat learns from you and programs itself, so it is cooling and heating more efficiently and saving you money. Plus, it can be controlled from anywhere on earth through your mobile device. So coming home from vacation no longer means coming back to a blisteringly hot house. Nest claims that on average people save 10% to 15% on heating and cooling bills, so this is one of t
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Supreme Court strikes down controversial Texas abortion laws Abortion rights activists won a landmark case on Monday when the Supreme Court ruled against a set of Texas abortion restrictions.  The 5-3 decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt declared the regulations unconstitutional because they place an undue burden on patients and do not promote women’s health and safety as proponents of the laws had argued.  It was the court’s most significant ru
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E.U. Survey Finds E-Cigarettes Helped 15 Million Smokers Quit or Cut Back A large survey of Europeans indicates that more than 6 million have quit smoking with the help of e-cigarettes, while more than 9 million have cut back, according to a study recently published by the journal Addiction. “These are probably the highest rates of smoking cessation and reduction ever observed in such a large population study,” says the lead researcher, Konstantinos Farsalino
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Five reasons Brexit might never happen The shock and dismay that followed Britain’s decision to quit the EU has given way to quiet hopes that Brexit might somehow be avoided. Those hopes are not entirely groundless.
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Trail Wallet for iPhone Helps You Stick to Your Travel Budget iOS: Sticking to a travel budget isn’t always easy. Souvenirs, good food, and breathtaking sights are all tempting, and after all, you’re on vacation, right? Trail Wallet can rein you in, and helps you track and stay within your trip budget.Set your budget in the app, including how much you’d like to spend each day. Then, enter your various expenses throughout the day (easy if you do it in the mom
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Give Homemade Croutons Extra Oomph With These Classic Pasta Ingredients Cacio e pepe (meaning “cheese and pepper”) is the simplest of dishes where pasta is tossed with Pecorino Romano, pepper, and good olive oil, but there’s no reason noodles should have all the fun. By treating croutons with these delicious ingredients, you get a salad that feels more substantial and tastes a bit more decadent.http://skillet.lifehacker.com/upgrade-your-b…They’re also a complete cin
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Genetic signatures expose drug susceptibility in breast cancer cells A genomics approach has unmasked genetic signatures in breast cancer cells that predict their sensitivity to certain drugs. The findings provide proof of concept for personalized pharmaceutical therapies that target the genes responsible for driving tumor growth.
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Controlling cardiac scarring could help heart tissue regenerate The potential promise of targeting non-muscle cells in the heart responsible for cardiac scarring could lead to new treatments for heart disease, researchers say in a review paper.
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You May Soon Be Able to Watch Local Broadcast TV on the Internet These days you can cut the cord and watch just about anything you want online, from live sports to Game of Thrones. However, one key piece of the puzzle is still missing: live local channels. Yes, you can gain get these channels over the air with an antenna, but if you’re looking to watch online, well, not so fast, my friend.While there’s been a little progress in the area, with Sling TV offering
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Industrial Warehouse Converted Into Semi-Communal Housing for Friends It’s located in the historic center of Ghent, Belgium If you’ve ever toyed with the idea of getting in on real estate with friends and building your dream home together, then this conversion project in Belgium might inspire you to give it more serious thought. Three friends bought an abandoned L-shaped industrial lot in the historic town of Ghent (in northwest Belgium) and split up the existing
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Russia wants to build a $500M 44-mile hyperloop trackif China helps pay for it Strange things are afoot in Russia. The government has revealed its desire to build a 70-kilometer hyperloop http://inhabitat.com/tag/hyperloop/ line along the country’s Pacific Coast, which would link Russia’s port of Zarubino with China’s Jilin province. There’s just one small catch, of course. Russia wants the Chinese government to help pay for the $500-million project since the high-speed tran
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Do you love your children, or will you buy them this Belkin case for their Chromebooks? Look, kids break things sometimes. It’s a fact of life. Are you going to buy them sippy cups and trampoline nets and Nerf footballs forever? No way, you gotta let them explore their limits, experience danger, and maybe break that back-to-school 11-inch Chromebook you bought for them on sale at Walmart. You can replace a Chromebook, they’re like $200. A child’s self-esteem? Very expensive to repla
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Opal discovered in Antarctic meteorite Planetary scientists have discovered pieces of opal in a meteorite found in Antarctica, a result that demonstrates that meteorites delivered water ice to asteroids early in the history of the solar system.
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The Kilogram May Be Redefined The egg-size platinum alloy standard kilo in Paris could be replaced by a calculation  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Morgan Is What Happens When You Treat an Artificial Super-Person Like a Thing Only one person uses the word “she” for the genetically-engineered woman at the heart of director Luke Scott’s thriller. So, yeah, maybe some of those other people deserve the terror that’s coming for them.Read more…
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How to take your love of science and turn it into a career Following your passion is the greatest gift you could give to the world — and to yourself When that passion is science, it can mean exploring how the world works, building new machines and finding cures for diseases. These are lofty, important goals So where do you start? Science educator and TV personality Bill Nye sat down with YouTube star Hannah Hart to talk about his love of science in Baril
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The Future of The ‘Smart City’ In a special hour-long broadcast, The Takeaway explores what the urban centers of the future will look like The post The Future of The ‘Smart City’ appeared first on Architecture Lab.
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How the size and shape of your glass affects how much you drink You drink more slowly from a straight glass than a curved one, but more quickly from a large glass than a small one – effects your local pub might by exploiting
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Researchers make it easier to squirt out the last of the shampoo with science  If you’ve ever gnawed your way through a plastic bottle to get out the last delicious drops of soap you’ll be pleased to learn that researchers at The Ohio State University have created a type of plastic containing small structures that “cradle the droplets of soap aloft above tiny air pockets.” In other words, the soap never touches the bottle so it never sticks.… Read More
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Amazon Video now offers Dolby Vision HDR content Last year, Amazon began offering 4K HDR content on its video services, and now it has expanded its support of the high quality format to include Dolby Vision, the other (and arguably better) high dynamic range format. The second season of of Amazon’s original series Bosch is now available in Dolby Vision through Amazon Prime Video, and a number of movies from Sony Pictures including The Smurfs 2,
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Is Samsung cooking up a smart helmet to take on Microsoft HoloLens? Samsung bet correctly on virtual reality with the Gear VR and now the headset has become the best way to get a mobile VR experience. But what’s next? There’s no guarantee that any rising tech trend will be more than a passing fad, but that’s also the beauty of technology — it could be a big hit or a complete flop. A new trademark filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), d
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EU to unveil 1st security strategy since 2003 – media Post-Brexit Europe must secure “strategic autonomy,” strengthen its own military assets to defend itself without NATO’s assistance and counter “Russian propaganda,” a new edition of the EU’s foreign and security policy strategy says, according to media. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Evidence of ‘magnetic’ sixth sense in humans, scientist claims A US scientist believes he has discovered clear evidence of a lost human ‘sixth sense’ – one similar to that which enables animals to navigate the globe by detecting magnetic fields. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Amazon helps teachers share free digital education tools Part of the promise of digital education is the ability to share knowledge between schools, but that’s not easy when there isn’t a central hub for making that happen. Amazon, however, thinks it can help. It’s launching Inspire, a free service that helps American educators find and share resources. If a teacher creates useful material for a grade 8 science course, it’s just a matter of uploading it
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New ‘bio-ink’ could be used to print new cartilage and bone implants Of all the applications of 3D printing, the one which seems most astonishing is the possibility of one day being able to use the technology to print out vital biological organs. But while we’re not at that point just yet, a team of researchers at the U.K.’s University of Bristol recently announced a significant new advance in the form of a brand new bio-ink, a printable liquid material made out of
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Shape tech expo: Robots, VR, IoT and smart cities come to AT&T Park SPONSORED: This sponsored post is produced by AT&T Developer Program. A ballpark may not seem like a natural venue to host a leading tech event, but this isn’t any ordinary tech event. This summer, the AT&T Park in San Francisco will host the first ever Shape Tech Expo. Created by AT&T’s Developer Program, the event is aimed at mobile app developers, video content creators, tech profe
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How will Lionel Messi’s Argentina career be remembered? Lionel Messi announces his international retirement. But how will his Argentina career be remembered?
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Tour an Unbuilt Oscar Niemeyer Home, a Modernist Retreat in Israel The low-key curves of this never-finished villa would be a great fit for Palm Springs. The curves and concrete wonders of Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer will always be associated with his home country. But had circumstances shifted slightly, the pioneering Modernist might have also left a substantial legacy in Israel, including a private home with a sweeping, curved roofline. In 1964, Nie
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Whistling wormholes discovered in the Caribbean Scientists have discovered the Caribbean Sea works like a whistle. This finding will enable scientists to predict some sea level changes many months in advance, and may be an important factor in regulating how the Gulf Stream varies. This research has found the Caribbean Current flow is unstable, which causes it to shed eddies, or swirling currents of water hundreds of kilometers in diameter. This
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Come for the New Star Trek Beyond Trailer, Stay For Rihanna This can be your “Sledgehammer.” The post Come for the New Star Trek Beyond Trailer, Stay For Rihanna appeared first on WIRED.
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Mercedes’s New E-Class Kinda Drives Itself—And It’s Kinda Confusing The 2017 E-Class does many things well, but its new interface doesn’t match up to its autonomous capabilities. The post Mercedes’s New E-Class Kinda Drives Itself—And It’s Kinda Confusing appeared first on WIRED.
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FreeKey System A simple pivot design.
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10 Best Men’s Shorts For Summer Short pants for a long summer.
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Seeds of black holes could be revealed by gravitational waves detected in space Gravitational waves captured by space-based detectors could help identify the origins of supermassive black holes, according to new computer simulations of the universe.
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Robots come to each other’s aid when they get the signal Sometimes all it takes to get help from someone is to wave at them, or point. Now the same is true for robots. Researchers have completed work on a project aimed at enabling robots to cooperate with one another on complex jobs, by using body language.
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Scientists just made it cheaper to produce hydrogen from water A hydrogen-fuel economy could finally become a reality with the recent discovery of a cheap, stable and efficient means of getting hydrogen from water.
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Kyboka Cart When you’re off for some outdoor fun, don’t let carrying your gear ruin the party. With the Kyboka Cart, you can buckle in all your stuff and quickly and easily transport it wherever you are headed. It transforms from a flat pact into a solid, yet amazingly light carrier. When the party is over, simply fold it up for easy storage. The Kyboka is an all-around foldable utility cart that combines gr
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Luminoodle Portable LED Rope Light & Lantern We recently discovered that, following Power Practical’s successful Kickstarter project last September, their Luminoodle product is now available for purchase. If you’re unfamiliar: Luminoodle is a flexible, waterproof, USB-powered LED rope light that can be hung, strung, hooked, stuck to, or wrapped around basically anything, thanks to its custom noodle ties, built-in magnets (one at each end), a
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‘Bionic’ cardiac patch could one day monitor and respond to cardiac problems Scientists and doctors in recent decades have made vast leaps in the treatment of cardiac problems – particularly with the development in recent years of so-called “cardiac patches,” swaths of engineered heart tissue that can replace heart muscle damaged during a heart attack.
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Flipping a protein switch to illuminate brain functions What goes on inside the brain when we learn new things? Much still remains wrapped in mystery, but scientists have found a way to examine this at the molecular level.
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Wind-blown Antarctic sea ice helps drive ocean circulation Antarctic sea ice is constantly on the move as powerful winds blow it away from the coast and out toward the open ocean. A new study shows how that ice migration may be more important for the global ocean circulation than anyone realized.
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Monitoring malaria parasite reveals evolving drug resistance and infection history Scientists have discovered that the malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax is evolving rapidly to adapt to conditions in different geographical locations, in particular to defend itself against widely-used antimalarial drugs. The study, published in Nature Genetics today, provides a foundation for using genomic surveillance to guide effective strategies for malaria control and elimination.
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Google’s Project Bloks tinker toys teach coding to kids There has been a big push in computer science education in the last few years. The UK has made it part of its national curriculum, President Obama has pledged $4 billion toward a national computer science initiative and a slew of toys and games designed to teach kids how to code have come to market. Even Apple got into the spirit with the introduction of Swift Playgrounds, an iPad app that instruc
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HP adds a touchscreen to its 11-inch Chromebook lineup HP today announced the Chromebook 11 G5, the first of the company’s Chrome OS laptops in the 11-inch range to include a touchscreen display. The new Chromebook starts at $189 and will go on sale through HP’s channel partners in July. It will be more widely available in stores this October. The base model of the Chromebook 11 G5 has a 11.6-inch screen with a sub-HD display (there will be an optio
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Rolls-Royce designed a robot boat control center that looks like Star Trek I don’t know whether controlling a fleet of enormous, self-piloting cargo ships will actually be this cool in the real world, but credit where credit’s due: Rolls-Royce (the industrial conglomerate, not the automaker) has made it seem like pure science fiction. And it’s only a few years away from reality, allegedly. The company has been touting the benefits of autonomous freighters for some time,
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Blendtec Pro 800 Blender Blenders, along with vacuums and hairdryers, are amongst the least tolerable appliances to run due to the ridiculous noise they output. The Blendtec Pro 800 Blender greatly reduces loudness thanks to a sealed sound enclosure that dampens it by wrapping around the blender. It’s plenty powerful as with most Blendtec products and also features an illuminated touchscreen interface, six preprogrammed c
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When it comes to brown dwarfs, ‘how far?’ is a key question Brown dwarfs are sometimes called failed stars. They’re stars’ dim, low-mass siblings and they fade in brightness over time. They’re fascinating to astronomers for a variety of reasons, but much about them remains unknown. New work from a Carnegie-led team reports the distances of a number of brown dwarfs, as well as low-mass
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