Indistinguishable from Magic 6/28

Indistinguishable from Magic 6/28

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Golfer’s Clandestine Cooler lets you have a break on the go Golf is not exactly the cheapest hobby in which one can indulge in, but neither does it cost a bomb such as car racing. Still, you would need to have a substantial amount of money to get started, ranging from the set of clubs all the way to a golf club membership if you would like to get serious with things. Having said that, walking the entire course is a surefire way to end up thirsty, especiall
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Amsterdam wants to take London’s crown as global financial hub Britain’s vote to leave the European Union may give Amsterdam the momentum to become the new center of international finance, reports Dutch daily Volkskrant citing the city’s administration. Read Full Article at RT.com
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EU says it won’t even hold informal Brexit talks until Article 50 is triggered London and Brussels may be heading for stalemate as Germany has ruled out any possibility of informal talks on Britain leaving the EU before it invokes Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia looking for answers from Rodchenkov over doping claims Russia’s Investigative Committee has asked the US to help with its criminal proceedings against the former head of Moscow’s anti-doping laboratory, Grigory Rodchenkov. Read Full Article at RT.com
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This chemtrail petition is hiding something from us For better and worse, Change.org is a window into the public consciousness. Though rarely a tool for widespread change, the petition service provides limitless soapboxes for citizens to call for political action and awareness. It can be a cause for good, though its popularity is at odds with the reality the Americans broadly don’t participate in the electoral process — especially in local electio
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Missouri S&T Physicist Works to Predict Atom Movement By laser-cooling atom clusters and studying their movements, a Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher hopes to better understand how atoms and their components are impacted and directed by environmental factors.
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Chocolate Spoons Silicone Mold Create delicious spoon shaped chocolate perfect for serving desserts, serving with coffee or stir into hot chocolate. This silicone mold can be used to create a variety of things, like cookies, jellies, candy and more. Buy it here The post Chocolate Spoons Silicone Mold appeared first on HolyCool.net.
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Heading to the hospital? Even with insurance, it may cost $1,000 or more, study finds Even people who have what they might think of as good health insurance, may find that their next hospital stay could cost more than $1,000 out of their own pocket. And that amount has gone up sharply in recent years — a rise of more than 37 percent just for straightforward hospital stays for common conditions.
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China’s recent achievements put it on track to launch second space station in September China ticked a couple more boxes on its space-program checklist this weekend, as it gears up to send a second space station into orbit this September. On Sunday, China successfully recovered an experimental probe, which it launched on a new rocket called the Long March 7, reports state-run Xinhua News Agency. This marked the first use of the expansive Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, a new facili
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Gene mutation causes juvenile mortality in calves Respiratory diseases are among the most common ailments in calves. Hubert Pausch from the Chair of Animal Breeding at the Technical University of Munich and his team have now been able to trace a gene mutation responsible in both Braunvieh and Fleckvieh: a recessive mutation that alters the structure of the cilia of the airways is the culprit. It only manifests in homozygous animals. This means th
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Turkish police use tear gas, detain German politicians at gay parade Turkish security forces on Sunday briefly detained two German politicians who joined demonstrators defying a ban on Istanbul’s Gay Pride parade. Police used rubber bullets, tear gas and detained 12 activists in a bid to disperse the gathering.
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Electronic medical practice environment can lead to physician burnout The growth and evolution of the electronic environment in health care is taking a toll on US physicians. That’s according to a national study of physicians that shows the use of electronic health records and computerized physician order entry leads to lower physician satisfaction and higher rates of professional burnout.
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Exploring the Future of Driving at London’s Roundhouse Part of The Future Shapers ProjectIt’s been 100 years since the first BMW model went into production. In the century that has followed, the BMW Group has created iconic vehicles and pioneered new technology.With MINI, it has always been about how design and technology is changing our ability to express our individuality – through personalisation and more choice. As part of an exploration into the
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The True Cost of Malaria Malaria’s Last Stand is an expository look at the ongoing burden of one of humanity’s oldest diseases. Staff writer Kaleigh Rogers travelled to Tanzania to capture the scope of malaria’s impact on the road to elimination. Read more here.Graphic: Sarah MacReading/Motherboard
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Eyeless Albino Cave Fish Help Explain Schizophrenia and Autism The Mexican tetra or blind cave fish (Astyanax mexicanus) is a solitary species. With no natural predators, it does not join protective schools, instead peacefully inhabiting dark underwater recesses and navigating by way of variations in water pressure or underwater vibrations. But despite a relatively safe existence, the blind cave fish is known to be restless and anxious. They do not sleep and
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People who meditate are more aware of their unconscious brain A twist on the famous Libet free will experiments suggests that people who meditate have more access to the unconscious brain
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Laboratory drug trials could lead to asthma treatment breakthrough A new drug with the potential to reverse or slow the development of asthma is being tested by researchers.
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Scientists measure how baby bump changes the way women walk Movie sets are normally the home of three-dimensional motion caption systems, but researchers used the same video recording system in a lab to measure the way pregnant women walk. This is the first research study to use 3-D motion capture to create a biomechanical model of pregnant women. The results verify the existence of the ‘pregnancy waddle’ and should enable future studies on how to make eve
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Machine Learning techniques and the future of Ecology and Earth Science Research Increasingly becoming a necessity in Ecology and Earth Science research, handling complex data can be a tough nut when traditional statistical methods are applied. As its first publication, the new technologically-advanced Open Access journal One Ecosystem features a review paper describing the benefits of using machine learning technologies when working with highly-dimensional and non-linear data
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Tesla owner makes the ‘solid metal snake’ self-charging system that Elon Musk promised Tesla owners are a resourceful bunch — and while they wait for the Model 3 to start shipping, they’ve got some time on their hands. Today, that resourcefulness has led to an autonomous charging system spotted by Electrek that will automatically guide the Model S’s charging cable into the waiting receptacle, no human intervention required. It’s agonizingly slow, but hey, you don’t have to touch th
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Women lack confidence in maternity care providers, study shows Every woman who has ever had a baby shower has had to sit through the gruesome war stories about labor and childbirth. A new study shows that women are even more afraid of childbirth than previously thought–and are as concerned about their health care providers and their place of birth as they are about pain or complications.
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No association between ‘bad cholesterol’ and elderly deaths An international team of experts has found that older people with high levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL-C) live as long, and often longer, than their peers with low levels of LDL-C. The findings, resulting from an analysis of past studies involving more than 68,000 participants over 60 years of age, call into question the ‘cholesterol hypothesis’ which suggests people with high cholesterol a
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United Scientific Density Cube Set The United Scientific Density Cube Set is for when you’re tired of slingshotting marshmallows with your Mallow Bow. Just kidding. It’s for scientific experiments. Like…oh! I have an idea for one: which is the lowest density material that can still leave a noticeable goose egg on the back of my friend Cornelius’ head when fired 60′ from an MMX Marshmallow Crossbow…. The Density Cube Set include
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Clarence Thomas and Sonia Sotomayor Join Forces in Gun Case Dissent In a 6-2 opinion issued today, the U.S. Supreme Court extended a federal statute which bans firearm possession by any person convicted of a “misdemeanor crime of domestic violence” to cover those individuals who have “misdemeanor assault convictions for reckless (as contrasted to knowing or intentional) conduct.” As Justice Elena Kagan explained in her majority opinion today i
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The 7 Hottest Hot Sauces You Can Buy When used appropriately, hot sauce is one of those accouterments that can take an ordinary dish to new heights. The right hot sauce can compliment damn near everything. But when hot sauce is used inappropriately, it can make you want to tear the roof of your mouth out. There are some hot sauces out there that […]
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Narcissistic superior can be a good leader Narcissistic leaders seem to get good assessments from their subordinates, new research shows. However, it was noticed that the more narcissistic features the leader had the less time he/she had been in the position. The results also show that the narcissistic leaders don’t seem to suffer from burnout symptoms.
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Overweight or not, mannose levels may indicate diabetes risk Even if you are not overweight, your mannose levels may indicate whether you’re at risk for type 2 diabetes (T2D) or insulin resistance (IR), a new study shows.
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NASA’s long-armed robot will refuel and repair satellites in space NASA wants to revolutionize how the space industry manages orbiting spacecraft with its new Restore-L mission, a project to deploy a robotic spacecraft capable of refueling and servicing an operational satellite. More than just a satellite-fixing robot, the Restore-L project also will be a testbed for new technologies that may prove useful to other missions, including its own highly touted plan to
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Researchers open new path of discovery in Parkinson’s disease Two genes associated with Parkinson’s disease are key regulators of the immune system, providing direct evidence linking Parkinson’s to autoimmune disease, a new study indicates.
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Prognostic factor indicates risk of cancer recurrence following radical prostatectomy Slightly more than 10% of all patients who undergo successful surgery for prostate cancer have an elevated risk of tumor recurrence afterwards – especially as metastases. Under the microscope, it is possible to identify invasion of the tumor into the lymph and blood vessels, this being the tumor behavior responsible for the formation of metastases, so that it can be used as a prognostic factor, re
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Is Your USB Wi-Fi Dongle Lagging? 3 Ways to Fix It If you’re using a USB dongle that allows your desktop to receive a Wi-Fi connection, you may have noticed that your internet speeds are slower than expected. In some cases, a LOT slower. Unfortunately, this is a common problem for USB Wi-Fi dongles. What causes this slowdown? In three words: other wireless devices. Wireless devices transmit data using frequencies, and these frequencies are invisib
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Google launches Cast for Education app, Quizzes in Forms, Cardboard Expeditions for Android Google today is announcing a few new features for education users. Now teachers will be able to use the Google Forms service to give quizzes to students and have Google automatically grade them and even show educational content to students when they get questions wrong. And a new Google Cast for Education Chrome app will let teachers choose what content to show on all their students’ screens. The
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Could ancient wheat be the future of food? Researchers believe untapped consumer markets exist for ancient foods such as einkorn, emmer, and spelt, which fed large swaths of the world’s population for thousands of years but disappeared almost completely during the rise of industrial farming and the green revolution. In an Opinion published June 27 in Trends in Plant Science, two plant breeders argue that the consumer demand in the US and E
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“Weak Lensing” Helps Astronomers Map the Mass of the Universe By making galaxies a little bit brighter, it points the way to elusive galaxies and lets us detect that most mysterious of substances: dark matter
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2-Dimensional Materials Create New Tools for Technologists Mixing and matching ultrathin compounds—each with unique optical, mechanical and electrical properties—may produce tailored materials optimized for a wide range of functions  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Death Star Bookends Laser-cut Death Star bookends, handmade from Pine Wood with a non-slip cork bottom. The bookends are nicely made, full of details that is worth displaying on your shelf. Buy it here The post Death Star Bookends appeared first on HolyCool.net.
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Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy under-appreciated cause of sudden cardiac death in male minority athletes Key data from the U.S. National Registry of Sudden Death in Athletes reveal important insights, according to a new report.
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#PostRefRacism: Twitter documents appalling rise of post-Brexit racism Flyers saying “no more Polish vermin” posted in letterboxes, protesters holding signs reading “Rapefugees not welcome” and neo-Nazi stickers plastered in public places are some examples of post-referendum racism being documented on social media. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Both Sides Sacrifice Civil Liberties: New at Reason Even political debates about terrorism and gun violence can be dangerous. A. Barton Hinkle writes: You could get whiplash from watching liberals and conservatives switch sides. Back during the Bush administration, security hawks such as Vice President Dick Cheney took the view that public safety was more important than abstract considerations like individual rights or constitutional law; practic
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Myth of the Declining Middle Class The decline of the middle class has been a prominent theme in the 2016 election campaign. Various would-be presidential candidates, as the statistics nerd site FiveThirtyEight has pointed out, have asserted that the American middle class has been hollowing out over the past several decades. In today’s Washington Post, columnist Robert Samuelson challenges this notion using data from a new study f
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Conventional Wisdom: Was Firing His Campaign Manager A Turning Point For Trump? This is our weekly politics newsletter, Conventional Wisdom. In this edition, we’re covering the shakeup at the top of the Trump campaign. (Sign up here.)I remember seven or so months ago when a week in my life was not such an interminable-seeming period of time. I went to work, came home, occasionally tried to give up bread and actually water my plants, etc., etc. The weeks plodded along uniforml
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The Kube is literally the coolest speaker we’ve seen, and it’s finally coming out CES always has its share of unique gadgets mixed in among the new TVs, phones, processors, and other technology. During CES 2015, we got a look at the Kube, a combination Bluetooth speaker and cooler that could offer up hot tunes while keeping your favorite beverages cool. The Kube might have been early to the party when it comes to combining a Bluetooth speaker with a cooler, but the company want
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How is food represented in our brain? Despite the central role of food in our lives, research has done little to discover how food concepts are organized in our brain. A new review sorts out the knowledge gained so far, relating it to the current theories of semantic categorization. This in-depth analysis provides a useful conceptual framework for future research and for putting the different theories to the test.
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Strengthening immune defence may be solution for treating tuberculosis Researchers have made a discovery that could contribute to developing new vaccines and treatment alternatives for tuberculosis in the future.
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The Best Smart Leak Detector After spending over 10 hours pouring water, mopping it up, and changing wet socks to test the performance of seven DIY leak detectors, we’ve decided that the D-Link DCH-S160 Wi-Fi Water Sensor is the best smart water sensor currently on the market. It’s one of the few options that doesn’t need a smart-home hub, making it a more affordable solution than the competition because it can work with your
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Today’s Best Deals: Automated Pet Feeding, High Sierra Everything, Game of Thrones PetSafe automatic feeders, the perfect replacement for your iPhone charger, and High Sierra bags of all shapes and sizes lead off Monday’s best deals.http://deals.kinja.com/todays-best-li…Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale
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How to Overcome Your Quarter-Life Crisis If you’re somewhere between your mid twenties and thirties, you might be experiencing a serious low point in your life. A trial of confused identity, misguided purpose, and hopeless transition. And, if you’re anything like me, you feel lost, anxious, and panicked. But you’re not alone, even if it feels that way, and there are plenty of ways to make riding it out a little easier.http://lifehacker.c
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Check Out These Images of Jupiter’s Glowing Cloud Layers A team of astronomers released spectacular new views of Jupiter a week before NASA’s Juno spacecraft is set to arrive at the gas giant. The images will be used to create high-resolution maps and will help scientists better understand the planet’s interior prior to the spacecraft’s arrival. “Over the past five to six months, we’ve been making regular observations of the giant planet,” Leigh Fletche
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New NASA tech could provide the entire solar system with internet NASA is celebrating the first deployment of a new technology at the International Space Station (ISS) that makes it much easier, faster, and more efficient to transmit data to Earth. Essentially, it’s the first step toward internet connectivity in space that is just as reliable as your home Wi-Fi signal. The new system, called Delay/Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN), provides a smart solution t
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Lab results could improve offshore production economics Gas wells can continue to be productive longer than we predicted, before they need expensive “anti-aging” support, new laboratory tests show.
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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 become part of
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We Finally Know How Dogs Sniff Out Diabetes For years, assistance dogs have been used to detect low blood sugar levels in their diabetic owners and warn of an impending hypoglycemia attack. Scientists have finally figured out how dogs are able to accomplish this feat—an insight that could lead to new medical sensors.Read more…
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Researchers look into the brains of music fans As soon as social considerations also play a part in economic decisions, our brain seems to switch to a different processing mode, indicate the results of a current study. Participants were able to purchase pieces of music but could themselves set the price to be paid. During the process, the researchers recorded the brain activity of the participants.
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Righting the wrongs of misfolded proteins Scientists have been studying compounds with anti-prion properties to address rare but fatal diseases. Researchers explain that though the causes of diseases associated with protein misfolding are often hotly debated, it is undeniable that the misfolding of proteins in each creates a cascade-like effect of problems. The scientists are working to get at the root of the problem, right down to the mo
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Why the World Is Better Than You Think in 10 Powerful Charts When I published Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think in February 2012, I included about 80 charts in the back of the book showing very strong evidence that the world is getting better. Over the last five years, this trend has continued and accelerated. This blog includes additional “Evidence for Abundance” that you can share with friends and family to change their mindset. We
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ScienceSeeker Editor’s Selections June 20-26 2016 #sciseekpicks #scicomm Each week, the ScienceSeeker editors pick their favorite posts within their respective areas of interest and expertise. Here is a round-up of the Science Seeker Editors’ Selections for the past week:Why Science-Based Medicine Matters by James Thomas at Science-Based Medicine“I saw things children shouldn’t see” – surviving a troubled childhood by Lucy Maddox at MosaicThe Best Online Bird Watching
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Retiring Baby Boomers May Shift Suburban Debate on Taxes, Social Services An increasingly older generation may look for a new deal on taxes, schools, and social services. Baby Boomers rule the ‘burbs. The generation born between 1946 and 1964 grew up in suburban homes, raised their families in suburban neighborhoods, and soon, plans to retire in the same communities in large numbers. By 2035, the number of people aged 65 and over is projected to explode from 48 milli
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‘Mimosa’ nanostructure spontaneously self-folds Technology could find use in a range of applications, such as wearable and portable sensors, paper-based microfluidic devices and micro-robotics.
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Algae-based scaffold helps grow bioink for 3D-printed cartilage Degeneration of cartilage in joints can be seriously painful, and it can be extremely difficult to repair. A new research effort at the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) could …
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Italeave, Departugal and Austria La Vista are Names for EU exit campaigns The other EU exit campaigns have interesting and amusing names.LOLDamn has some graphics for the exit namesItaly – ItaleavePortugal – DepartugalAustria – Oustria and / or Austria La VistaBelgium – ByegiumFinland – FinishCzech Republic – CzechoutNetherlands – NethermindLatvia – LaterviaFrance – FruckoffHungary: DonegaryEU countries are: Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany,
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Brits might start hoarding cash like it’s the end of the world Investors will consider hoarding cash in vaults as government bond yields fall deeper into negative territory following the U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union, according to Talanx AG, Germany’s third-biggest insurer. “Storing physical cash as an alternative to paying negative interest rates does look increasingly attractive,” Chief Financial Officer Immo Querner said in an interview The afte
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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. read more
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Hubble Reveals the Iridescent Interior of NGC 1569 This newly released Hubble image reveals the iridescent interior of one of the most active galaxies in our local neighborhood — NGC 1569, a small galaxy located about eleven million light-years away in the constellation of Camelopardalis (The Giraffe). This galaxy is currently a hotbed of vigorous star formation. NGC 1569 is a starburst galaxy, […] The post Hubble Reveals the Iridescent Interio
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World Bank: Tales of the Missing Millions “Corruptionˮ and “developmentˮ: two words that cast a long shadow over relationships between nations of the North and South. But the development community remains reluctant to talk openly about corruption in projects that cost millions.
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Has Obama Lived Up to His Soaring Campaign Speeches? We Asked His Former Chief Speechwriter: New at Reason In 2005, when then-Senator Barack Obama needed a wordsmith to capture the soaring spirit of his 2004 Democratic National Convention speech, he hired a 24-year-old named Jon Favreau. Fresh from college, Favreau had earned a sterling reputation as a speechwriter for John Kerry during his presidential run, and now he was tasked with helping lift Obama to the presidency. The wunderkind political mes
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Hazet Assistant Tool Trolley Hailing from the 1960s, this old-school toolbox keeps your tools close and organized.
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Google opens up its Virtual Reality field trips for all, debuts new apps and services for teachers  On the heels of Amazon’s entry into the learning materials market, Google this morning also unveiled a series of product announcements aimed at expanding use of Google products and technologies in the classroom setting. At the ISTE conference today, the company introduced a number of new tools for educators, ranging from a research project that helps teaches kids to code called… Read More
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The Magic Behind Day Dreaming | Christina MacKay | TEDxOxBridge Have you ever wondered why you day dream? Do you try to stop yourself out of worry for losing time? Little do you know, the world’s greatest innovators, theorists and visionaries were also the greatest day dreamers – from Archimedes to Einstein to Newton. Let me convince you to cherish your daydreams, to recognize them as a powerful means of escape, and to let them be your guide to unlock creativi
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How to instantly become more creative by observing the world more | Yutaro Kojima | TEDxOxBridge Our brains are set to filter all but few data points we receive from the world around us. Observing more and increasing ‘building blocks’ help us become more creative instantly. Yutaro Kojima is a Creative Strategist at Facebook’s Creative Shop. In this role, Yutaro designs ideas that nudge age-old mega brands into the consumer reality of today. But what really gets him out of bed is helping unloc
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Scoring Amazing Music for Mighty Micro Monsters | Graham Hadfield | TEDxRoyalTunbridgeWells Graham offers a rare glimpse into the working process of a film and TV composer, using language aimed at everyone, with stunning, revealing visuals and, in this instance, an orchestral score. He uncovers some of the creative decisions made in composing the music to the IMAX 3D family film “Amazing Mighty Micro Monsters”, and how the score contributes to the story-telling, how it amplifies the emot
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How to use sustainable approaches to solve social problems | Amma Sefa Dede Lartey | TEDxAccra The problems surrounding us are really complex, they stem from different areas of or lives. However these problems needs to be solved and with immediate effect. This can be properly dealt with by bringing up a much sustainable approaches in solving these social and entrepreneurial problems. Ama Sefa Dede Lartey is a young lady who is very passionate about how business and driven entrepreneurship c
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The Minipresso makes a really good shot of espresso wherever you are Do not file in the Just what we Needed Department, this little machine works.
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How self-driving cars might make cities better for everyone, if we plan ahead National Association of City Transportation Officials lays down the law.
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Review: LG OLED55C6P 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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How to spend the extra hour your self-driving car gives you The average commute in the United States is 25.4 minutes. If the trip home takes exactly as long, then Americans spend an average of 50.8 minutes per day behind the wheel of their car driving to or from their workplace. That’s a lot of time, and autonomous vehicles are positioned to give that time back to drivers in a big way. Currently, doing things like eating breakfast or applying makeup in th
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A Silicon Valley Startup Is Building Pizza-Making Robots Technology Bringing us closer to the Singularity, one slice at a time New startup is making pizza with robots…
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Micro-camera can be injected with a syringe German engineers have created a camera no bigger than a grain of salt that could change the future of health imaging—and clandestine surveillance.
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Maqoo Regulate Socks Maqoo is making a play for the title of Fabric of Our Life. First they went linen with underwear to keep you–and your boys–cool. Now they’ve launched The Regulates: sweat-reducing, temperature-controlling, odor-thwarting everyday socks made of “magic Merino” wool. Check out their crowdfunding campaign to secure a pair of your own here. Maqoo calls the Regulates’ fabric magic because it
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DIY Utility Cart Add to this to your playlist of satisfying videos. YouTuber Dustin Penner brings out his fancy tools to make a humble cart based on the work of artist Tom Sachs. It probably takes him half a day, two clamps and three CNC machines to sharpen his pencils. Hat Tip Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Restoring Old ToolsDIY Hot Glue GunWood Shop Metal CeilingThe Reclaimed Wood ShopMaking Bas
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Eurosceptic Union: 6 key reasons why so many have gripe with EU On Thursday, Britain voted 52 percent to 48 percent to leave the European Union, highlighting many people’s dissatisfaction with their 43-year-long relationship. The British are not the only ones who have a gripe with the union, though. Read Full Article at RT.com
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UK surveillance bill’s logging of web activity a huge risk to privacy, peers warn  A former senior chief in the U.K.’s Met Police and now a Lib Dem peer in the House of Lords has warned about major risks to the privacy of web users’ personal data from a provision in the Investigatory Powers bill that would require ISPs to retain information on the websites and services accessed by their users for a full 12 months… Read More
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12 Shipping Containers Form Bold, Transportable Pavilion in China Roof terraces aplenty People’s Architecture Office, the Beijing firm behind rad prefab small-space plug-ins and experimental tubular living spaces has completed a bold new project in the Chinese province of Shanxi. Using a dozen shipping containers—half in red, half in yellow for a very patriotic palette—the studio built a striking pavilion with lots of interior seating and shaded walkways under
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Liberal Decisions On Abortion Rights Aren’t The Norm At The Supreme Court On Monday, in a major defeat for those who want to limit access to abortion, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down restrictions on abortion providers imposed by Texas state law. The law, passed in 2013, required that abortion clinics’ doctors have admitting privileges to local hospitals and that clinics meet the standards of “ambulatory surgical centers.” Texas argued that the requirements were neces
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NASA buys $750K gadget to recycle 3D-printed plastic on the space station NASA is paying big bucks to experiment with plastics recycling on the International Space Station. The space agency recently inked a deal with Firmamentum, a division of Tethers Unlimited, that is worth a whopping $750,000. What is this magical device that NASA is paying three-quarters or a million for? A combo 3D printer and plastics recycler, reports GeekWire. Aptly named the Refabricator, the d
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Paris prosecutor opens manslaughter probe into EgyptAir crash The Paris prosecutor’s office on Monday opened a manslaughter investigation into the crash of EgyptAir flight MS804, as the doomed jet’s black box memory chips were sent to France for repair.
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Bruce Handrail Grill No yard, no problem. This grill hangs from a standard handrail in almost any environment.
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Mitsubishi teases yet another plug-in crossover ahead of Paris – Roadshow Debuting this October, the Ground Tourer concept is a cleverly named car that sticks to Mitsu’s current business direction, which is to say, “things that aren’t necessarily exciting.”
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New Cassini Image of Saturn’s Rings and the Icy Moon Enceladus This newly released Cassini image shows Saturn’s rings and the icy moon Enceladus. At first glance, the most obvious features in this image from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft are Saturn’s rings and the icy moon Enceladus. Upon closer inspection, Saturn’s night side is also visible (near top center), faintly illuminated by sunlight reflected off the rings. […] The post New Cassini Image of Saturn’s
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Anti-Anxiety Medication Limits Empathetic Behavior in Rats Rats given midazolam, an anti-anxiety medication, were less likely to free trapped companions because the drug lessened their empathy, according to a new study by University of Chicago neuroscientists.
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Global analysis finds unnecessary end-of-life treatment in hospitals is widespread The largest systematic review of the care of elderly patients hospitalized at the end of their life has found more than one-third received invasive and potentially harmful medical treatments.
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Flipping a protein switch to illuminate brain functions Researchers have engineered an artificial switch that could let scientists turn individual neurotransmitter receptors on and off. Shedding light on these receptors’ role in memory formation could contribute to the development of new drugs for neurological diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and ALS.
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Epigenetics: New tool for precision medicine Four new papers mark the feasibility of epigenetic analysis for clinical diagnostics and precision medicine. Epigenetic analysis addresses key limitations of genetic testing, helping to ensure that patients are accurately diagnosed and treated with the right drug at the right time.
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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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Studio Visit: The Future of Public Space According to TEN Arquitectos In 1986, Mexican architect Enrique Norten founded his firm TEN Arquitectos (Taller de Enrique Norten) in Mexico City. Fifteen years later, in 2001, the firm gained international prominence when it opened an office in New York City. Focused on creating efficient forms of public space, Enrique Norten met with Architizer to discuss his vision and the projects he is working on. While TEN Arquitectos
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Consumption of omega-3s linked to lower risk of fatal heart disease A global consortium of researchers banded together to conduct an epidemiological study analyzing specific omega-3 fatty acid biomarkers and heart disease. They found that blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids from seafood and plant-based foods are associated with a lower risk of fatal heart attack.
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New tool for forecasting behavior of the microbiome A team of investigators has developed a suite of computer algorithms that can accurately predict the behavior of the microbiome — the vast collection of microbes living on and inside the human body.
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‘Who Rules Over You?’ Is Democracy’s Most Important Question The Washington Post headline bluntly declares “Brexit is a reminder that some things just shouldn’t be decided by referendum.” Writer Emily Badger, whose focus is generally on urban policy, brings up American ballot initiatives—particularly those in California—as an example of how referendums can lead to bad outcomes, or rather outcomes that certain people don’t like. After talking abou
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New cancer drug target found in dual-function protein Scientists have identified a protein that launches cancer growth and appears to contribute to higher mortality in breast cancer patients. The new findings suggest that future therapies might target this protein, called GlyRS, to halt cancer growth.
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Anti-anxiety medication limits empathetic behavior in rats Rats given midazolam, an anti-anxiety medication, were less likely to free trapped companions because the drug lessened their empathy, according to a new study.
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Intervening during scar process could help cardiac patients, reviewers say Literal heartbreak, from illness or injury, triggers the body’s natural healing mechanisms. The result of such mending is often a scar. It’s a patch that works, but fibrotic scar tissue replaces healthy heart muscle, a problem that has led scientists across the world to ponder ways to modify the wound-healing process for the benefit of patients. read more
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Building a smart cardiac patch 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. read more
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Women with early stage breast cancer experience functional decline after treatment In a study of older women with newly diagnosed stage I to III breast cancer, approximately one in five lost the ability to complete some of the basic tasks necessary for independent living within one year of initiating treatment. The study also found that a simple survey can help identify which women are at risk of such functional decline. The findings are published early online in CANCER, a peer-
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Uber stepping into travel advisory and concierge services Uber is on the road to diversification. The global ride-hailing company may be the first many think of today when they want a ride, but it appears its management wants the firm to take on another role: Uber as travel service and concierge. As Uber gears up in China to gain market share in the face of Chinese-owned rival Didi, it has added two additional services to the newest version of its ride-h
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Nations by Consent Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssGlobal EconomyStrategyPolitical TheoryNations by Consent 0 Views Libertarians tend to focus on two important units of analysis: the individual and the state. And yet, one of the most dramatic and significant events of our time has been the reemergence-with a bang-in the last five years of a third and much neglected aspect of the real world, the “nation.&qu
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Disrupted immunity in fetal brain is linked to neurodevelopmental disorders New research findings in mice may help explain how viral infection during pregnancy raises the risk of autism and schizophrenia in their offspring. The study may explain, among other things, how the mother’s infection with the cytomegalovirus (CMV) during pregnancy, which affects her own and her fetus’s immune system, increases the risk that her offspring will develop autism or schizophrenia, some
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Researchers discover potential genetic trigger of autoimmune disease Researchers have uncovered a potential genetic trigger of systemic autoimmune disease. The study discovered virus-like elements within the human genome linked to the development of two autoimmune diseases: lupus and Sjogren’s syndrome.
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New, better way to build circuits for world’s first useful quantum computers The era of quantum computers is one step closer. New research demonstrates a new way to pack a lot more quantum computing power into a much smaller space and with much greater control than ever before. The result is important for the development of quantum computers that can do computations that are impossible today for uses including cryptography and electronic data security.
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Apple Just Discontinued the Thunderbolt Display, Try These Four Great Alternatives Apple recently discontinued its standalone Thunderbolt display, which sucks because it was one of our favorites. To soothe the wound, here are some of the best monitors we’ve found to replace Apple’s dearly departed display, most of which offer similar features without the price tag.http://lifehacker.com/5967429/most-p…What We Loved About the Old Thunderbolt DisplayThe old Thunderbolt display ha
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IoT Technology Is Helping An Agrarian Community In Crisis Farming in India has been in crisis mode for some time, and it only seems to be getting worse. Factors such as drought and unseasonable rains are lowering yields of cash crops, and even with lower levels of production, global commodities prices are continuing to fall–greatly impacting farmer’s welfare.The impact of these environmental and economic conditions has been devastating for a large portio
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Report: Google has a plan to screw everyone over via ‘smart parking’ Finding parking in a city usually sucks, but a new report claims Google is trying to make it more like reserving a hotel room — replete with fluctuating pricing. According to The Guardian, Google is trying to make its Flow cloud software available beyond Columbus, Ohio, and integrate it more tightly with public transportation systems. Flow Specifically, Google wants to use its Flow program to help
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Pianist’s chilling performance amid melting glaciers eulogizes the Arctic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DLnhdnSUVs&feature=youtu.be Chances are, you will never see a piano concert like this one again. In a symbolic performance organized by Greenpeace, acclaimed Italian composer and pianist plays an original composition entitled “Elegy for the Arctic,” while he and his piano float in the Arctic Ocean. The Wahlenbergbreen glacier outside of Svalbard, Norway provide
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China successfully launches Long March 7 rocket The first launch of China’s newest rocket, the Long March 7, was a success. The rocket lifted off from the new Wenchang Satellite Launch Center at 8 a.m. Eastern Saturday, placing a scale model of a next-generation human spacecraft and several small secondary payloads into low Earth orbit. The Long March 7 is the newest, and most powerful, Chinese launch vehicle, capable of placing about 13.5 metr
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Aerojet Rocketdyne consolidates space and defense business units Story was updated at 2:44 p.m. with additional details. WASHINGTON — Aerojet Rocketdyne announced June 27  that it expects to save $8 million annually by consolidating its six business units into two: Space and Defense. Both units will report to Aerojet Rocketdyne CEO Eileen Drake once senior vice presidents have been named. Until that happens, the Space unit will report to Drake and the Defense u
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Angry scientists must fight to pick up the pieces after Brexit Brexit is the heartbreaking outcome of a misinformed debate. Scientists must fight to pick up the pieces, says Mike Galsworthy
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DARPA’s next space project: command and control software WASHINGTON – The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency could award contracts worth as much as $21.5 million for industry to develop new software systems meant to improve how the Defense Department visualizes and responds to threats in space. The contracts are the first part of a DARPA program called Hallmark, which, in the past year, has become one of the agency’s top space priorities. The age
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Watch this homemade autonomous Tesla charger in action – Roadshow Thankfully, it’s far less creepy than Tesla’s own prototype.
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Pain medicine helps preserve vision in model of inherited retinal degeneration A pain medicine that potently activates a receptor vital to a healthy retina appears to help preserve vision in a model of severe retinal degeneration, scientists report.
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Link between gut bacteria, MS discovered Researchers are now saying bad gut bacteria — or an insufficient amount of good bacteria — may have a direct link to multiple sclerosis.
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Benefits of drinking coffee outweigh risks, review suggests Coffee is enjoyed by millions of people every day and the ‘coffee experience’ has become a staple of our modern life and culture. While the current body of research related to the effects of coffee consumption on human health has been contradictory, a new study found that the potential benefits of moderate coffee drinking outweigh the risks in adult consumers for the majority of major health outco
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Why kid syndrome patients experience different sets of symptoms A team researchers has compared the effects of two disease-causing mutations, potentially explaining why patients with the rare genetic disorder keratitis-ichthyosis-deafness (KID) syndrome can experience different sets of symptoms.
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Sign languages provide insight into universal linguistic short-cuts Humans have a natural drive to reduce physical effort in nearly every activity, including using language. Instead of saying “goodbye”, we often say “bye”, getting the same message across with half the syllables. The ways that effort-reduction affect human language have been the subject of extensive research in the field of linguistics, though the overwhelming focus has been on
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French police hit by security breach as data put online Addresses of 112,000 French police officers are uploaded to Google Drive in a security breach a fortnight after two officers were murdered at their home by a jihadist.
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Supreme Court takes next patent case, poised to overturn Federal Circuit again Isolated DNA in tubes. (credit: Patrick Alexander / flickr) The US Supreme Court has taken up its next patent case, which may well lead to another decision sharply overturning a ruling by the nation’s top patent court. Here’s how the case made it to the high court: Life Technologies Corporation, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, manufactures a genetic testing kit in the United Kingdom. The com
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Migraines may be a vascular disorder A migraine is one of the most common health issues worldwide, affecting up to one in five people. But the mechanisms that drive migraines aren’t well understood. In fact, doctors and scientists are still trying to figure out if a migraine is primarily a vascular or a neurological disorder.  A new genome-wide association study published in Nature Genetics suggests that a migraine may primarily
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Researchers devise tool to improve imaging of neuronal activity in the brain In a partnership melding neuroscience and electrical engineering, researchers have developed a new technology that will allow neuroscientists to capture images of the brain almost 10 times larger than previously possible — helping them better understand the behavior of neurons in the brain.
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Want to learn a new language? Get a partner and play this video game Using a language-learning game called ‘Crystallize,’ created by computer science faculty and students, researchers found that when players are required to work together they learn more words — and enjoy the game more.
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Ansel Adams tells the story of his most famous photograph in never-before-seen footage Hearing the story behind an iconic photograph is always of interest to photographers, but listening to Ansel Adams himself describe how he made his most iconic image is beyond special. The above video from Advancing Your Photography (via PetaPixel) follows Adams as he returns to the exact location where he shot “Moonrise over Hernandez, New Mexico.” It is a window into a moment in his life that si
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Geometric Acoustic Panels – Sound-proof Your Walls In Style Sometimes sound-proofing is essential in case you don’t want your neighbors to bother you or on the contrary. Today you can sound proof in a stylish way getting additional functions and decorating your space at the same time. Launched in 2015 by Arper, Parentesit is a collection of modular wall panels, designed by Lievore Altherr Molina, that not only aid in reducing sound, they add a geometric, d
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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 y
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Qatar using 3D printers to find perfect pitch Following concerns over poor quality pitches at Euro 2016, Qatar has employed a high-tech solution to avoid similar criticisms of its World Cup in 2022—3D printers and wind tunnels.
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Buy a Kindle Paperwhite, Get a Leather Case and USB Charger For Just $8 Extra While supplies last, Amazon’s offering up a Kindle Paperwhite bundle which includes a magnetic leather case and a USB charger for just $128 (with code 9ZHMJMIP), or only $8 more than buying the Kindle alone. The best part? You get seven different cover colors to choose from.Read more…
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E-wheelchair should weigh less Whilst the advantages of a wheelchair with auxiliary drive are self-evident, they do not always outweigh the disadvantages. The weight of the construction can pose a physical burden on a certain group of wheelchair users, according to new research.
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Unproven claims run rampant in e-cigarette business Electronic cigarette makers and sellers are making all kinds of health claims, many of which likely won’t stand up to scrutiny under recently announced FDA regulation, a new study has found.
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Virtual tissue technology reveals new drug target in polycystic kidney disease Using virtual tissue technology, researchers have identified a potential new drug target in the fight against polycystic kidney disease, an illness with no effective FDA-approved treatment that affects 200,000 people per year in the United States. The study reveals that errors in how cells stick together give rise to two forms of kidney cysts.
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Ladykiller: Artificial sweetener proves deadly for female flies In testing multiple artificial sweeteners, a research team found that one was particularly deadly for female fruit flies — and left males relatively untouched. D-mannitol is a sweetener typically used to sweeten gum or add a coating to hard candy or dried fruit for those with diabetes.
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Vegetation in Russian Arctic has memory Adaptation to climate change has a lag of several thousands of years, report researchers. The permafrost regions in the Arctic are among those areas of the world in which the temperature is rising particularly fast due to climate change. However, biologists are currently observing that the tree vegetation is only minimally adapting to these changes. In those areas where pine and spruce trees shoul
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Philips Smokeless Infrared Indoor Grill Summertime is grilling season. When the weather isn’t ideal, take the barbecue inside with the Philips Smokeless Infrared Indoor Grill. Using infrared technology, the grill heats to a consistent temperature…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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New MIT Tool Boosts Computing’s Analog Fringe Computing is overwhelmingly dominated by digital machines. This is obvious enough and one could feel safe in just assuming that computing, generally, implies digital information. Transistors, the fundamental hardware unit of most every contemporary digital computer, maintain states as binary values of “on” or “off,” 1 or 0. This is what it is to be digital: existing as discrete
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Amazing landscape carpets transform your living room into a lush, grassy meadow These aren’t your grandmother’s shag carpets – Alexandra Kehayoglou creates incredible rugs that look like miniature pastures and meadows. Each hand-tufted piece is a tribute to the landscape of the artist’s native Argentina. As a granddaughter of Greek immigrants,
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The Problem Isn’t Fed Policy — It’s the Fed Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssThe FedThe Problem Isn’t Fed Policy — It’s the Fed 0 Views The world is awash with newly printed fiat money. This is a concern to most, but not all, economists, because the increase in the money supply has failed to deliver its promise of providing “liftoff” to the world economy. Nevertheless, most economists in positions of influence to governments
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How to self-study algebra. Part II: Abstract Algebra There are three big parts of mathematics: geometry, analysis and algebra. In this insight I will try to give a roadmap towards learning basic abstract algebra. This includes the study of groups, rings and fields and many other structures. Prerequisites The requirements for self-studying abstract algebra are surprisingly low. Basically, you should be acquainted with […]
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Yale Study Reveals How a Cancer Gene Promotes Tumor Growth A new discovery by Yale researchers may help lead to individualized treatments for lung cancer and other types of cancer. A Yale-led study describes how a known cancer gene, EGFR, silences genes that typically suppress tumors. The finding, published in Cell Reports, may lead to the development of more effective, individualized treatment for patients with […] The post Yale Study Reveals How a Ca
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Metabolic Flexibility and Immune Defenses May Influence Species Spread Wide-ranging species may have different levels of bacterial immunity than their rarer relatives, new research suggests.
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ChemCam Findings Hint at Oxygen-Rich Past on Mars he discovery of manganese oxides in Martian rocks might tell us that the Red Planet was once more Earth-like than previously believed.
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Competitions: Science Island International Design Contest Registration Deadline: Sep 14, 2016; Submission Deadline Sep 14, 2016 https://competitions.malcolmreading.co.uk/scienceislandThe Science Island Design Contest is a one-stage anonymous competitive process to select three finalist practices who will each be awarded an honorarium of €15,000.Following the conclusion of the competition, the three winners will enter into a Negotiated Procedure without P
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Event: ‘Constructing Communities’ at Peckham Levels Event Date: Jun 2, 2016 – Jun 30, 2016; Event City: London, GB If you are in South London, you may be interested in seeing some of the on-going developments in Peckham. Known for its incredible roof-top bar, Franks, the multi-storey car park in the heart of the community is soon to be one of the newest co-working spaces in London, with the floors to be filled with workshops, studios and start-ups.
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News: Bustler’s editor picks for architecture & design events: Los Angeles, June 27-July 4 The longer days of summer are here in sunny-as-ever SoCal. Planning for another week ahead in the City of Angels and wondering where other design-inclined folks are gathering in the area? Bustler has compiled a snappy list of thought-provoking lectures, upcoming exhibitions as well as ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other noteworthy happenings around town that are not to be mi
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Food’s transit time through body is a key factor in digestive health The time it takes for ingested food to travel through the human gut – also called transit time – affects the amount of harmful degradation products produced along the way. This means that transit time is a key factor in a healthy digestive system.
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Could ancient wheat be the future of food? Researchers believe untapped consumer markets exist for ancient foods such as einkorn, emmer, and spelt. Two plant breeders argue that the consumer demand for high-quality, healthy food specialties presents an opportunity to reintroduce ancient wheat varieties and other plant species by creating ‘farm to fork’ supply chains that satisfy consumer demand; provide niche markets for small farmers, mil
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Gene hunters find rare inherited mutations linked to bipolar disorder Using so-called next-generation genome sequencing, researchers have identified 84 potential inherited gene mutations that may contribute to the most severe forms of bipolar disorder. About 5.6 million Americans are estimated to have bipolar disorder, say the authors of a new report.
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Teaching an old drug new tricks to fight cytomegalovirus An old drug once mostly used to treat amebiasis — a disease caused by a parasite — and induce vomiting in cases of poisoning appears to also halt replication of cytomegalovirus (CMV), a herpesvirus that can cause serious disease in immunocompromised individuals, including those with HIV or organ transplant recipients, report researchers.
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The Panasonic Face Steamer makes your skin feel like a dream During my travels in Hokkaido, I stayed at a hotel that had a face steamer in it. What a pointless and frivolous tool I thought, to buy a device that will shoot steam at your face for a few minutes a day. Of course, those were the opinions of a person who had never used one before, and after the first night of using this magnificent machine, I became interested in finding one of my own. The Panas
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Gazprom ready to restart Turkish Stream dialogue after Erdogan apology Gazprom is ready to resume talks with Ankara on the construction of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline after Russia received an apology for the downing of its warplane from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the company’s spokesperson said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Search for alien laser pulses from a strange star system reports back – CNET One of the most mysterious stars in the galaxy prompted astronomers to check for signals from an intelligent civilization, and now they’ve shared their findings.
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Nissan to introduce EV range extenders, single-lane semi-autonomy in Japan – Roadshow While the range extender doesn’t appear to be coming to the US, Nissan’s self-driving system most definitely will.
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New Spotify survey: Music cures your Monday blues better than sex A recent survey by Swedish streaming service Spotify has revealed an exciting cure for the Monday blues: Streaming music. The company polled over three thousand adults in five countries (with one thousand of the participants being in America), aiming to learn more about its Discover Weekly playlist, a popular feature which puts together a new list of songs for listeners each week based on their pr
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HP Adds a Touchscreen To Its 11-inch Chromebook Lineup An anonymous reader shares a report by The Verge: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 scree
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Anthrax capsule vaccine completely protects monkeys from lethal inhalational anthrax Vaccination with the anthrax capsule — a naturally occurring component of the bacterium that causes the disease — completely protected monkeys from lethal anthrax infection, according to a study. These results indicate that anthrax capsule is a highly effective vaccine component that should be considered for incorporation in future generation anthrax vaccines.
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The Difference Between Dust Masks and Respirators, and When to Use Them If you’re working in a shop, you should have a respirator and a few dust masks sitting around. You should also know when to use them. Tested walks your through when to use which and some good practices for doing so.While this might seem pretty self explanatory, especially considering the names, a lot of people seem to mix these two up. As the name suggests, dust masks should only be used for filte
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New method to boost oil recovery: Nanofluid performance comparable to more expensive methods As oil producers struggle to adapt to lower prices, getting as much oil as possible out of every well has become even more important, despite concerns from nearby residents that some chemicals used to boost production may pollute underground water resources.
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‘Rule-breaker’ forests in Andes and Amazon revealed by remote spectral sensing It turns out that forests in the Andean and western Amazonian regions of South America break long-understood rules about how ecosystems are put together, according to new research led by Carnegie’s Greg Asner and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Their findings could help scientists understand how tropical forests will respond to global climate change.
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Serpentine plants survive harsh soils thanks to borrowed genes Scientists from the John Innes Centre have analysed the genomes of plants that grow in harsh, serpentine soils to find out how they survive in such conditions. It appears that they have used two strategies: adapting to their environment through natural selection that acted on genetic variants which arose locally, as well as by borrowing useful variants from a related plant growing nearby.
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Hope Through Fair Trade | Leti Bueno | TEDxSpeedwayPlaza If you think this talk is just about coffee, think again! Leti explains how Fair Trade is not just an alternative way of purchasing, but for some a means of survival, sustenance, and hope. Leti Bueno is a Sales and Development associate for Ten Thousand Villages in Austin and a Fair Trade Ambassador with Catholic Relief Services. She is also a Director of Community Ministries and Outreach with St.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 may debut a massively overhauled interface It’s been a couple of years since Samsung overhauled its custom Android skin, TouchWiz, but a new video shows off a massively overhauled version of the software that might debut with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Italian tech blog HDblog.it posted a walk-through video of the new interface detailing every change in the new TouchWiz interface. Overall, Samsung’s design language has matured with less ca
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Will smart cities overload Australia’s broadband network? Smart cities a hot topic of the ongoing Australian election, with incumbent Prime Minister pledging more than $100 million a year for them. Yet an ABC report aises doubts about whether the controversial National Broadband Network (NBN) will have the chops to handle the data tsunami smart cities will generate. The NBN is the national wholesale-only data network that was trumpeted as a future-proof
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Individualized Button Down Shirts A good button-down shirt is kind of like a hardwood floor: it’s dependable, long-lasting, handsome even, but hard to get that excited about. Unless you’re really into hardwood floors. In which case, these Button Down Shirts from Individualized are like wide plank Heart Pine floors with a hand-rubbed Tung Oil finish. They’re made in the… The post Individualized Button Down Shirts appeared first
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a21studio uses bamboo and poonah paper to build cocoon pavilion in saigon built in collaboration with local architecture students, its shape references the different insect cocoons found in nature. The post a21studio uses bamboo and poonah paper to build cocoon pavilion in saigon appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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New Meteorite Offers Clues About the Origins of Life on Earth Image: Hilary DownesOpals are beautiful gemstones, supposed harbingers of bad luck, and perhaps the only thing to come out of Australia that won’t kill you. According to new research from a team of British researchers, however, they’re also adding some sweet bling to a meteorite recently found in Antarctica. Beyond looking cool, the opal-studded meteorite also offers new clues about the origins of
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Today’s archidose #910 Here are some of my photos of Andrés Jaque’s Hänsel & Gretel’s Arena now on display (until July 30) at the Cara Gallery as part of the “Relevant Notes” group exhibition.To contribute your Flickr images for consideration, just::: Join and add photos to the archidose poolTo contribute your Instagram images for consideration, just::: Tag your photos #archidose
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Blame for lower economic growth goes beyond silicon valley to anti-growth policies and infrastructure that is not ready for 21st century technology David Rotman, editor at the MIT Technology Review, laments that technologies are not radically transforming the economy.Economists who study productivity, a measure of output per worker, tell us that from around 1994 to 2004 the Internet and advances in computation helped fuel rapid growth. But during the past decade we slid back to far slower improvements in productivity, hence stagnant economic
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Lower levels of coenzyme Q10 in blood associated with multiple system atrophy The neurodegenerative disease known as multiple system atrophy (MSA) affects both movement and involuntary bodily functions. Questions have been raised about the potential role of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) insufficiency in the development of MSA. Little is known about blood levels of CoQ10 in patients carrying either COQ2 mutations or no mutations.
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Scientists develop nanomachines to diagnose illness Tiny machines that build themselves and detect disease? Step inside the nanoscale world of one researcher’s lab.
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Political pitfalls in handling ebola may carry over to zika If the United States responds to Zika the way it did to Ebola—and early indications are that in many ways it is—the country can expect missteps brought about by a lack of health care coordination and a lot of political finger pointing, according to a new analysis.
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Drug that helps addicts may help treat cancer too, say experts The drug naltrexone (LDN), which is used to treat addicts, can have a beneficial impact on cancer patients if it is given in low doses, new research suggests.
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U.K. investigates Brexit petition fraud after bots allegedly inflate signature count Following the Brexit vote to leave the European Union, the United Kingdom’s government is investigating the addition of fake signatures in the petition for a second referendum, which has received more 3.7 million signatures. Bots were reportedly used by 4chan message boards users, according to CNet, to add signatures from IP addresses in North Korea, Antarctica, and Vatican City. Roughly 77,000 of
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Could a Silicon Valley Venture Capital Firm Build a City From Scratch? Startup incubator Y Combinator is assembling a research team Is prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm Y Combinator (YC) planning to build a city? A recent entry on the firm’s blog indicates that, at the very least, it’s thinking long and hard about it. The post posits that people “aren’t realizing their potential” the world over because the environments in which they live inadequately sup
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The Desertscraper Is A Nomad Skyscraper That Fights Desertification Editor’s Choice 2016 Skyscraper Competition Yungi Jung, Jeong Gwang Hwang South Korea With the rapid growth of world population over the last century, man-made deserts have ever expanded worldwide. Our continuous overuse of available land for intensive farming, feeding livestock, and logging trees has caused severe degradation of soil that turns once-fertile lands into barren deserts. The consequ
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Towering inferno: Norwegians set record for world’s biggest bonfire (VIDEOS) Impressive videos have emerged of an amazing towering inferno lit by Norwegians in the sea port of Ålesund, setting a new record for the world’s biggest bonfire. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Architecture in the age of transparent hostility With the growing trend towards hostile architecture now openly admitting its political incentives, are we in an age of transparent hostility? […] Whereas other instances of hostile architecture are marked by their deliberate obscurity, the Camden Bench was developed, constructed and deployed in plain sight, making it an all too visible reminder of persistent negligence, raising the question: wil
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See the winning results from the CTBUH Tall Building Awards, AZ Awards, Modernism in America Awards and more At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on the newly redesigned Bustler from the previous week that are worth checking out. Last week was filled with announcements that revealed an array of stunning projects worldwide as winners in notable architecture award competitions. Here’s recap #114 fo
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Lenovo Pocket Projector Review — a 110″ display in your bag Lenovo has tablets with built-in projectors, but that’s not practical for some. If you want to enjoy the same kind of projector sans the entire tablet arrangement, there’s the new Lenovo Pocket Projector. As the name suggests, this newly launched projector is small…small enough to fit in many pockets, and definitely small enough to fit in whatever bag you’re using. … Continue reading
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New software improves ability to catalog bacterial pathogens Washington State University researchers have developed a new software tool that will improve scientists’ ability to identify and understand bacterial strains and accelerate vaccine development.
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EU is preparing AdWords antitrust complaint against Google Google may soon be the target of a third set of charges from Europe’s top antitrust authority, this time concerning the advertising services that generate the majority of its revenue. The European Commission has asked companies that submitted evidence to its antitrust investigation to remove confidential material from their documents, a step that often precedes the filing of formal charges, Pol
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An undignified Brexit In this week’s episode of the podcast formerly known as NSFWLIVE, James Aylett joins me live from London to talk about the end of the world. Or, as they call it over there, “Brexit.” Listen to the whole show below before Britain flips on its axis and sinks into the sea…
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Gun-Control Advocates — Check Your Privilege Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssMedia and CultureValue and ExchangeGun-Control Advocates — Check Your Privilege 0 Views I have my doubts about the utility of privilege theory (and strong concerns about the effects it has on civil discourse). But for those who take it seriously, one aspect of privilege that has been explored to a lesser extent is personal security. That is, if it is to be talk
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iPhone 7 Photos Leak, Indicating Camera Improvements Leaked photos purportedly show the rear casing for Apple’s upcoming iPhone 7, which features a much larger opening for the camera sensor.
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Ancient Mars Was Even More Earth-Like Than We Imagined New findings from NASA’s Curiosity Rover provide evidence that significant amounts of oxygen once permeated the atmosphere of ancient Mars. The Red Planet, it would seem, was more Earth-like than we thought.Read more…
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The Benefits of Living in an Earthship Home NATHANIEL BERMAN IS FOUNDER OF HOUSELY, A DESIGN AND REAL ESTATE BLOG TRACKING TRENDS IN DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE. in this article, he discusses the environmentally friendly design and numerous benefits of the earthship, a 100-percent-sustainable housing form. All architecture directly impacts the environment as a result of the construction process used to erect them, the design features and the typ
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Reconstructing the Stock Market to be a Driver of Scoial Change | Jordan Crahan | TEDxWWU I am fascinated by the relationships that exist between various institutions of modern capitalism, and with how these relationships influence the direction and functionality of the society that we live in. Throughout my studies I have come to the conclusion that modern capitalism-while not inherently bad-has been unfortunately misapplied in modern society, to the detriment of us all. It is my end
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Solving the 72 Hour Problem: How We Fixed the Foster Care System | Ray Deck III | TEDxWWU Solving the 72 Hour Problem: How We Fixed the Foster Care System In Our Community On any given day there are roughly 10,000 children in foster care throughout Washington State, and these children exhibit symptoms of PTSD at twice the rate of soldiers returning from combat. We have an orphan crisis. This is not a crisis that cannot be solved with sweeping legislative reform, or a single grand move
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Redefining Empathy: Getting Comfortable With Discomfort | Sara Alkhedairy | TEDxWWU I would like to propose an alternative to empathy – a “comfortability with discomfort”. I want to challenge us to think about how we can create legitimate connections with others, which I think can only be done by having challenging and uncomfortable conversations about our identities and recognizing that it’s okay for us to not always be able to relate to each other. Until we get comfortable with
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3D Printing Opportunities | Stephen Elford | TEDxRosalindParkED What can 3D printing offer schools and students? The simple answer is opportunities. The ability to take something from abstract thought, through a computer and into a real-life object is something that has not been easily and cost effectively available to schools. Schools need to be utilising the opportunities this can provide. Be it extra-curricular activities, or allowing students to display th
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Sustainable Practices at Bentleigh Secondary College | Bill Thomas | TEDxRosalindParkED Bentleigh Secondary College is a multi award winning school in sustainability, having received recognition at state, national and international levels over an extended period of time. Bill Thomas will showcase how the college has been able to create opportunities that have resulted in the development of creative learning spaces and outcomes for students. Included in his presentation will be insigh
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What really makes someone a hero? | Ringpullman | TEDxRoyalTunbridgeWells If you’ve ever seen something in the media that makes you want to take action but it seems too far away, insurmountable or beyond your ability to help. Ringpullman shows how through creative nonconformity you can make a difference. If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. Ringpullman will take you to New York, The Domincan Republic, Romania, Africa and Royal Tunbridge Wells t
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Bridging Cultures through Music | Joe Koster | TEDxHyderabad Joe Koster, in this entertaining talk tells us about his passion for music and how it changed his life. How did Joe settle in Hyderabad to make it home. When east meets the west, there is harmony in music. Joe moved to India with dreams of inspiring many to adapt to western music. His talk emphasises on cross cultural harmony in music and showcases brilliant music, a treat for our ears! Listen to
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Designing Empathy | Chantelle Morrison | TEDxRosalindParkED An opportunity maker has two elements that an opportunity taker lacks; initiative and innovation. These skills can be developed through combining empathy and design thinking, creating a spiral of success. Genuine Opportunity Makers create opportunities for others to succeed. Making opportunities is not about an egotistical need to better oneself (although that implicitly occurs through developing
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Microbiome: Gut Bugs and You | Warren Peters | TEDxLaSierraUniversity Can gut bugs change the world? Join Warren Peters on a journey into understanding your microbiome and the new discoveries changing the way we understand diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, autism, and our everyday health and wellness. If asked, he will tell you that the first part of his medical career was in general surgery, where “if something is wrong with you, I will cut it out.” The
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San Francisco could face “class warfare” if it doesn’t fix its economic inequality If causal factors leading to housing unaffordability are not resolved over multiple generations, the social stratification will start to resemble countries like Russia, where a small elite control a vast share of the country’s total wealth. The result? A society where the threat of class warfare would loom large. […] San Francisco and the Bay Area have long been committed to values which embrace
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Net-zero passive home in North Carolina can power an electric car with solar Project: Murphy-Dunn Net Zero House Location: Chapel Hill, NC Completed: 2015 Architect: Arielle Condoret Schechter, AIA, Architect, Chapel Hill, NC http://www.acsarchitect.com Builder: Kevin Murphy, NewPhire Building, Chapel Hill, NC Photographer: Duffy Healy The modern, net zero passive house that architect Arielle Condoret Schecher, AIA , designed for her favorite builder, Kevin Murphy of NewPhire Bui
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Mazda improves its steering and nobody will ever know – Roadshow The new G-Vectoring technology from Mazda promises to make its smooth steering even smoother. Too bad you probably won’t consciously feel anything different.
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HP’s Chromebook 11 G5 offers up 12.5 hours of battery life, starts at $189 HP on Monday expanded its Chromebook lineup with a new 11-inch model boasting an impressive 12.5-hour battery life and a touchscreen display.
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Iraqi ‘victory’ flag is raised in Falluja The BBC’s Jeremy Bowen reports from Falluja, where the Iraqi army claims it has seized the last stronghold in the city.
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Data Centers Continue to Proliferate While Their Energy Use Plateaus As the number of data centers continues to increase in the United States, the good news is that they are becoming much more energy efficient. A new report from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has found that electricity consumption by data centers nationwide, after rising rapidly for more than a decade, started to plateau in 2010 and has remained steady since, at just under 2 percent of t
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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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The Bedphones Gen 3 are functional and comfortable Some days it seems impossible to fall asleep. There’s too much going on in your brain and while you’re not necessarily hearing voices in your head (that’s reserved for the clinically insane), it’s just…loud. The only way to calm your mind enough to catch some z’s before the sun rises is to drown out the hustle and bustle of your brain with music, but the problem is that most headphones aren’t exa
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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pioneering Example of Accessible Design, The Laurent House Designed for a client who used a wheelchair, the home made its owner “realize his capabilities, not his disabilities” Frank Lloyd Wright called the home “his little gem,” and would tell potential clients making the trip from Chicago to Taliesin to stop by and visit to get a sense of his style. A one-story home built in the architect’s more practical and approachable Usonian s
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France & Germany plan to lead post-Brexit EU reform – leaked memo Paris and Berlin want to reinforce integration within the EU after the British referendum, bolstering common defense, migration and fiscal ties among the members, media revealed citing a French-German memorandum. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Black and white: Staggering gap on whether racial equality is achievable Nearly half of black Americans say racial equity with whites in the United States is not going to happen, according to a new survey. Whites were more optimistic about equality: 78 percent said it will happen in the future, or already has. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Italian senate refuses to back automatic renewal of anti-Russian sanctions The Upper House of the Italian Parliament has adopted a resolution opposing the automatic renewal of anti-Russian sanctions. The text of the resolution, proposed by the opposition Northern League, was approved by a majority vote. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The Psychology of Why We Make Irrational Decisions Why is it that we often ignore hard data and go with our gut when making a decision? It’s especially true when it comes to estimating the probability of something. Are our brains just really mediocre when it comes to numbers or is there a reason for our misguided instincts?In this TED-Ed video, Sara Garofalo explains why we make decisions that don’t actually make logical sense. It comes down to he
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Nonvolatile DIMMs Boost App Performance Mainstream support from HP Enterprise and Microsoft are giving the persistent memory a push as it’s now easier to integrate them into more systems to accelerate applications
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New pathway to treat heart failure About 5.7 million Americans have heart failure, half of whom will die from the disease within 5 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Two processes help drive the disease: a weakened heart muscle that is less able to pump, and the death of heart cells that irreparably damage the heart. Beta-blockers, commonly used to treat heart disease, work by blocking the bet
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Samsung patent filing gives clues to future of ‘Ahead,’ its Google-Glass-like device Google Glass, the ill-fated augmented reality headset that Google canned in 2014, got a spiritual successor in Ahead, a product released earlier this year by an unlikely maker: Samsung. The Korea-based electronics manufacturer has recently filed a related patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) that may reveal more of the firm’s plans for the device. Ahead is 
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3 Reasons Why You Need a USB Hub (Or Maybe You Don’t) USB hubs used to be really common desk accessories, but their popularity seems to have waned in recent years. Is there still a good case for using them, or have they become largely unnecessary? It depends on your situation, but there are definitely some circumstances in which they’re really useful. Then again, as we come to rely on USB-enabled devices a little less, a hub might not be worth having
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Astronomers set out to unravel creation of first supermassive black holes An international team of astronomers is planning to use gravitational wave data to unravel the formation processes that created the first supermassive black holes. These gargantuan black holes lurk at the centre of most galaxies, including our own Milky Way, playing a pivotal role in galaxy formation and evolution… Continue Reading Astronomers set out to unravel creation of first supermassive
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Artificial Intelligence beats human expert in air combat simulator which foreshadows Skynet and drones beating human pilots Artificial intelligence (AI) developed by a University of Cincinnati doctoral graduate was recently assessed by subject-matter expert and retired United States Air Force Colonel Gene Lee – who holds extensive aerial combat experience as an instructor and Air Battle Manager with considerable fighter aircraft expertise – in a high-fidelity air combat simulator.The artificial intelligence, dubbed ALP
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Via 31 Via31 is a housing project that takes place in Sukhumvit, the most prime residential area of Bangkok. The site is located within a quiet lane surrounded by low-rise residential buildings and away from the bustling main road. The building is intended to cosy like a birds nest; introvert in design, where residents can live privately and peacefully.
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What if the internet “breaks”? | Antony Declercq | TEDxGoodenoughCollege Everything you always wanted to know about the internet – but were afraid to ask Antony is a digital governance researcher who focuses on making the notion of “global digital citizenship” real. As a researcher of “open government” and civic engagement through technology, Antony worked at the Governance Lab at New York University to bring open government practices to ICANN (the Internet Corporation
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Coping with a Smart Grid: Using a Smartphone | Stephen R. Fleeman | TEDxNorthernIllinoisUniversity Coping with a Smart Grid: Using a Smartphone. Stephen R. Fleeman is an Associate Professor and the Academic Chair of Electronic Engineering Technology and Sustainable Energy Systems at Rock Valley College in Rockford, IL. There he specializes in circuit analysis, electronics, control systems, wireless communication, and sustainable energy systems which include aspects of the Smart Grid. Please enj
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Making Indian classical music relevant to the contemporary | Manasi Prasad | TEDxHyderabad Manasi Prasad connects us to our roots by infusing the beauty of music from different times to present day creating relevance for us to understand it nuances better. Her musical talk takes us through the harmonious tunes of tradition woven into a modern context. She tells us how her passion drove her to choose Carnatic classical music, over a high flying corporate job and what are her visions for
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Accommodating for the Unseen: Creating Safe and Accessible Spaces | Christie Castagna | TEDxWWU Accommodating for the Unseen: Creating Safe and Accessible Spaces for those with Invisible Chronic Illness Folks who experience the intersection of living with an illness that is both chronic and invisible face a unique set of challenges. This includes navigating healthcare, educational, and social systems that we’re not designed with us in mind. Living with a life threatening painful disease is a
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In Depth: Should you get amped up about high-impedance headphones? If you’ve spent any amount of time researching quality headphones online, then you’ve probably come across a specific type called ‘high-impedance headphones’. Audio savants claim that these headphones, which are defined by an impedance rating of around 25 ohms or above, offer a more dynamic and expressive level of sound quality that will add a new dimension to your music. In short, they’re constru
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Masterplan by SLA and Saunders Aims to Alleviate Flooding in Copenhagen © SLA / Beauty and the Bit Planning and Landscape firm SLA Architects with Saunders Architecture have won an international competition to redesign Hans Tavsens Park and its surrounding area in the central Copenhagen borough of Nørrebro. The competition tasked architects with envisioning a park and streetscape that would benefit the hydrological, biological and social ecosystems of the neighbo
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How to make air pollution measurement more accurate IoT is putting itself forward as a means of tackling one of the world’s biggest health problems: air pollution. A problem that is not limited to developing countries but stills plagues some of the biggest cities in Europe. Just last year the UK High Court ruled that the government must take action to cut pollution after being in breach of EU limits for pollutants for several years with nitrogen p
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Brexit Could Cause Exit from Bonds to Vault Cash Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssGlobal EconomyBrexit Could Cause Exit from Bonds to Vault Cash 0 Views With Brexit, the Brits liberated themselves from the massive, overweening and despotic EU superstate. In its wake, investors may now begin to liberate their cash from government-issued debt by hoarding it in private vaults.  The volume of sovereign debt yielding a negative return swelled to
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Modular 474 sq. ft. Treehouse Riga can expand to fit growing needs These modern, prefabricated homes are designed with flexibility and sustainability in mind.
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Silicon Valley geeks plan to reinvent our cities It is a research project that is either totally the most important ever or is laughably naive.
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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 reports the distances of a number of brown dwarfs, as well as low-mass stars.
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Amazon Video adds a bunch of Dolby Vision HDR movies Amazon Video has added support for Dolby Vision HDR content, the company has announced. Service users located in the United States can now watch certain videos in Dolby Vision, assuming their television supports it. This new support joins Amazon’s previously launched UHD high dynamic range content, though depending on who you’re talking to, the Dolby Vision content is usually favored … Continue re
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Scientists Think They’ve Found A Way To Eliminate Virtual Reality Sickness Health I’m nauseous… I’m nauseous… Restricting field of view helped relieve symptoms of VR sickness in a study.
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Barack Obama, Venture Capitalist? New at Reason In a recent interview with journalists from Bloomberg News andBloomberg Businessweek., President Obama was asked what industries he would think about going into after leavin the White House. Obama talked Silicon Valley. “Just to bring things full circle about innovation—the conversations I have with Silicon Valley and with venture capital pull together my interests in science and organizatio
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How to Disable the iPad’s Slide Over Multitasking Screen For the most part, multitasking on the iPad is a great addition, but depending on how you use your iPad, the new feature can be more of annoyance than a boon to productivity. OS X Daily reminds us that you can turn it off.http://lifehacker.com/ios-9-actually…You can totally disable the iPad’s multitasking under Settings > General > Multitasking. Set the “Allow Multiple Apps” toggle to off. This
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Yemen IS: Bombs kill dozens in port city of Mukalla Triple bomb attacks claimed by the Islamic State group kill at least 35 people and injure 24 in Yemen’s south-eastern port city of Mukalla.
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This adorable robot with AI is going to be the hottest tech toy ever It’s Monday, June 27 2016 and normally when we talk about robots with AI, our imaginations quickly run to some dystopian world where robots have taken over and … well, Terminator, basically. This little guy is here to change that image, however. Meet Cozmo, arguably the cutest stinkin’ robot we’ve seen since Wall-E, which was, of course, imaginary. Cozmo is very real, though, and if you’re thinkin
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Stress contagion possible amongst students and teachers: UBC study Teacher burnout and student stress may be linked, according to a University of British Columbia study. read more
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Antibodies to dengue may alter course of Zika virus infection Scientists find cross-reactivity that may influence plans for Zika and dengue vaccine studies.
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This is what happens when Peru meets Brooklyn At Llama Inn, Chef Erik Ramirez is bringing the tastes of Peru to NYC, and the restaurant’s vibrant menu is not to be missed. The post This is what happens when Peru meets Brooklyn appeared first on The Manual.
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Google releases Awareness APIs for accessing location, weather, and activity data Google today announced the availability of two new Awareness application programming interfaces (APIs), which were first unveiled last month at the Google I/O developer conference. The APIs give developers a new way to do things in apps based on information about the context in which people are using Android devices. The Snapshot API gives developers a way to get information about the current situ
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Acer and Starbreeze join forces for the StarVR Virtual Reality headset The VR headset designed for cinematic experiences has a new partner. Computer hardware company Acer and software developer Starbreeze announced today that the two groups have approved a new joint venture created for design, promotion, manufacturing,marketing, and sales of the StarVR Virtual Reality Head-Mounted Display. The new company is provisionally called Acer Starbreeze Corporation and has au
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E Minor Sings | Elizabeth Minor | TEDxTraverseCity Singer songwriter Elizabeth Landry performs her songs “The River,” “Throne” (a prayer to Lake Michigan), and sings of small town life. Originally from the very northern tip of the Mitten, E Minor is based in Traverse City Michigan. Elizabeth Landry was born into a musical family, and raised to be influenced by all of the arts. She started singing as soon as she could talk, and
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The Value of Bamboo | Alex Hall | TEDxSurreyUniversity During his talk, Alex explains how the power of emotion delivers profound lessons in life, health and business. He further argues that corporations should extend their social responsibility to include the training of secondary school students in business to prepare them for the globalized world. At the early age of 21, Alex Hall founded the Halltech Group, which specialises in energy efficient pro
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Reimagining Secondary Education | Alison Ward | TEDxRosalindParkED The purpose of this presentation is to describe student engagement within an innovative cross-age program in an Australian secondary school. The focus of the presentation is an investigation of student engagement at a school that was inspired by the practices of an educational intervention designed to enhance the engagement of marginalised young people. The school applied aspects of these practice
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Personal transformation & the African agenda | Shadrick Mazaza | TEDxTableMountain Personal transformation is the catalyst for a transformed Africa. When African people Wake Up to their power, Show Up – connect with others meaningfully and Speak Up, they become part of the African transformation. Dr Mazaza’s own journey to personal transformation has encouraged him to motivate others to become conscious of their own potential. By using Agenda2063 – the African Union strategy to
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Poison on our Plate | Ramanjaneyulu GV | TEDxHyderabad Is our food safe? A red alert question that Ramanjaneyulu, puts out to all of us. Hear him talk about the quality of food we are eating. Listen to the reasons we need to adapt to organic farming as a results of excessive use of chemical pesticides and horrifying facts and statistics, surrounding them. He alerts us to the damage we are doing to our ecological footprints. In his heart wrenching talk
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Championing the Light of Reason | Babu Gogineni | TEDxHyderabad Babu holds our rapt attention as he takes centre stage to talk to us about rationality and humanity. His attempt to bring about a change albeit slow but is gathering momentum! He tells us how superstitions are ruling the roost in our everyday life and the immense harm they bring with them, sometimes even death. Powerful and thought provoking, Babu tries to convince us to accept rationalism and hum
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More Floods for West Virginia [Graphic] Heavy rains for the Mountain State and the U.S. Northeast are up 71 percent — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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See blazing solar material do the twist over the sun’s surface – CNET Get up close with some dramatic sun activity as NASA zooms in on a fascinating solar happening.
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Diabetes sniffer dogs? ‘Scent’ of hypos could aid development of new tests A chemical found in our breath could provide a flag to warn of dangerously-low blood sugar levels in patients with type 1 diabetes, according to new research. The finding could explain why some dogs can be trained to spot the warning signs in patients.
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What tensions? Chinese ships join US Navy in massive Pacific exercise Despite the tensions between the US and China over islands in the South China Sea, a five-ship Chinese flotilla will take part in RIMPAC 2016, international naval exercises featuring 45 ships, 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel from 27 countries. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Inside Falluja BBC Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen reports from inside Falluja after IS militants were pushed out of the city.
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How to create a simple lighting setup for product photography When it comes to product photography, one of the most effective ways to display an item is on a white background. It’s free of distractions, puts the focus on the item being shown off, and makes for a setup that has been proven to work time and time again. There are dozens of ways to go about creating a white background setup, but some are simpler and more effective than others. To showcase one of
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Supreme Court Rules on Abortion, Resignations over Brexit Vote, Clinton and Warren Team Up: P.M. Links The Supreme Court today struck down abortion restrictions in Texas that required abortion clinics to have the same medical standards as surgical centers. The court also ruled that a misdemeanor domestic violence conviction could be used to ban firearm possession. And finally, the Supreme Court unanimously threw out former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s federal corruption conviction. That ruling m
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Huge Aquifers Discovered Deep Under Drought-Stricken California In drought-stricken California, a new study finds that there is indeed gold “in them thar hills.” The gold here, of course, being none other than fresh water, a resource that may well surpass the shiny yellow metal in terms of value as farmers, corporations and average citizens struggle to absorb the impacts of an historic drought that shows few signs of letting up. A new study by resear
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New Star Trek Beyond trailer features more Enterprise destruction and a new Rihanna track The first Star Trek Beyond trailer was not well-received by fans, and even actor and co-writer Simon Pegg was unhappy with how it presented the film. The Beastie Boys soundtrack gave it a […]
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In the Future, Our Cities Could Be Made of Bone Science fiction has conditioned us to imagine futuristic cities as chromed-out metropolises—gleaming monoliths twisting and towering over LED-lit autoways and radiant biospheres. But what if cities of the future look less like something out of Blade Runner and more like the apocalyptic hellscapes of Mad Max?Rendering of a futuristic megacity. Image: Flickr/SerendigityMost of today’s urban centers
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Drones keep getting into firefighters’ way – CNET Small, personal drones are interfering with air crews fighting wildfires across the American Southwest, Time magazine reports.
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Electric Dreams – The BMW Vision Next 100 BMW recently celebrated its 100th anniversary and like all good automakers it toasted the past with one foot squarely in the future. Or in the case of the Vision Next 100 concept, make that both feet. A recently unveiled design for the Munich-based company’s projected line of energy-saving, (optionally) self-driving vehicles challenges almost everything we’ve come to expect not just […]Visit Man o
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‘Orange Drink’ is Starbucks’ latest secret menu item Starbucks has released no fewer than seven summer drinks in the past month – but those are officially old news. Their latest coffee-free creation is a super secret, off-the-menu beverage called the Orange Drink. SEE ALSO: Coat your sweet tooth in caffeine with Starbucks’ 5 chilly new drinks According to Foodbeast, “The Orange Drink consists of orange mango juice, two scoops of vanilla bean p
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Light Up Glasses Price: $25 What are your required party essentials? You need a go-to awesome playlist of songs that will get people singing along immediately. Cash always seems to be necessity too as you never want to be the guy stuck outside of the club because you can’t pay the cash cover. A bottle opener is also a guarantee to make you look awesome when a girl can’t get her bottle cap off (extra points for any
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Infinity Speaker Price: $89.99 We love Bluetooth speakers if you haven’t been able to figure that out yet. We love how different each one can be from the next and how portable and easy it makes playing music. The market has become pretty saturated with cheap wannabe speakers that don’t sound good, don’t look good, and aren’t priced for what they can do. There has also been a complete loss of innovation with these
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If You Could Have the Ideal Programmable Logic Device, What Would it Be? An early FPGA advert from 30 years ago really emphasizes the tremendous strides that have been made in programmable logic technology.
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ZFS: The other new Apple file system that almost was—until it wasn’t Enlarge / A premature announcement by Sun’s then-CEO Jonathan Schwartz might have doomed ZFS on OS X. (credit: Photo by Justin Sullivan / Getty — Edited by Aurich Lawson) This article was originally published on Adam Leventhal’s blog and is reprinted here with his permission. I attended my first WWDC in 2006 to participate in Apple’s launch of its DTrace port to the next version of Mac OS X (L
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JBL Celebrates the Launch of the Charge 3 Speaker Poolside in LA Just in time for summer, JBL has launched their Charge 3 ($150 USD) portable speaker. This pool-ready speaker made its debut at a Beverly Hills mansion in Los Angeles, where JBL’s invite-only guests soaked up the sun poolside, enjoyed jams from the Charge 3, and ate and drank their way throughout the day. Excuse me while I attempt to hide my major case of FOMO now that I’ve seen the pictures from
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This laser-powered drum machine is a stunning work of art We’re big fans of homemade instruments, synthesizers and other noise makers here at Engadget. Russian artist Vtol created a massive laser-powered drum machine installation as part of Earth Lab, a joint project between the Polytechnic Museum Moscow and Ars Electronica Linz. Vtol describes the huge instrument as “an autonomous light-music installation,” and it’s certainly provides a neat v
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How Do You Update 1 Billion IoT Devices? IoT devices need over-the-air firmware and software updates, but that must be done quickly and securely. Resin.io, which just got $9 million in funding from GE Ventures, Ericsson and others, thinks it has answers to such hard IoT problems.
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Brexit is an Opportunity For Britain to Return its Classical Liberal Roots: New at Reason The upcoming process of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union (“Brexit”) presents opportunities for a more classically liberal approach to trade, immigration, and regulation. Julian Morris writes: Assuming that Parliament does not over-ride the referendum result, many vexing decisions must now be taken, among them: What should be Britain’s trade policy? How should immigration b
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Dusen Dusen’s Latest Home Goods Include Fun, Graphic Pillows and More Poufs, pillows, towels, bedding, and throws Good news for lovers of vivid, Memphis-inspired bedding, throw pillows, and other home goods: Brooklyn-based design brand Dusen Dusen has updated its online store, just in time for summer. Visitors to the site can now preorder beach towels, bed sets, and a whole lot more from the company’s site. New products on offer include a bedding set printed with a
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54% off Toshiba Canvio Connect II 1TB Portable Hard Drive – Deal Alert Toshiba’s Canvio Connect II is an all-in-one portable storage solution, able to back up files and folders, or an entire system. This model stores 1TB of data, with an additional 10GB of cloud storage included for free. When connected to your computer, files can be accessed remotely from any of your other devices. The unit is equipped with backup and recovery software. Password protection can be
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Google ups its classroom cred with Cast for Education and Quizzes Google is taking education seriously. Its Chromebooks have found huge success in schools around the country, and are now the go-to computers for students, thanks to their low cost. Today, however, Google is launching a number of new tools that could further its presence in the classroom. Not only could the new tools be helpful in schools, but they’re also free to use. First up is Expeditions. Goog
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BBC’s new ‘Robot Wars’ resurrects your favorite wired warriors Forget the disappointing refresh of Top Gear — the BBC comeback show we’re most excited about seeing cross the Atlantic is Robot Wars: the classic 1990s robot beat-em-up which took the format of American Gladiators and added sparks, engineering degrees, and a bit of social awkwardness. Robot Wars is back this summer, and we’ve just received our first tantalizing look at the fearsome House Robots:
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President Obama Should Pardon Edward Snowden Before Leaving Office An anonymous reader writes from a report via The Verge: Ever since Edward Snowden set in motion the most powerful public act of whistleblowing in U.S. history, he has been living in exile in Russia from the United States. An article in this week’s New York Magazine looks at how Snowden may have a narrow window of opportunity where President Obama could pardon him before he leaves office. Presumabl
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Rats feel empathy for other rats, unless they’re on anti-anxiety medication Rats care about their rat buddies — unless they’re on anti-anxiety medication, it would seem. A 2011 study found that when a free rat came in contact with a rat trapped in a container, the free rat was empathically motivated to release the distressed rat from its cell. But a new study, published in Frontiers in Psychology, noted that a rat put in a similar scenario but given an anti-anxiety medic
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Streaming video services found in half of U.S. homes Following years of reports about the growing number of cable cutters and those augmenting their traditional television subscription with streaming video, Nielsen has announced a new milestone for SVOD services: they’re now found in half of all U.S. households, making them as ubiquitous as the ever-loved DVR. Per its latest ‘Total Audience Report,’ the number of U.S. adults using live … Continue re
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Foot wrap better than drugs for restless leg syndrome For anyone suffering RLS, relief in any form is welcome … but all the better if treatment comes holistically.
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Plant-inspired material becomes a liquid-wicking straw when wet When it comes to hazardous fluids, the less that researchers have to lean in close and finely manipulate them, the better. It was with this in mind that scientists at the Australian National University recently developed a new material that does something special when exposed to liquid – it rolls itself into a straw-like tube, which the liquid is then propelled through… Continue Reading Plant
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Student invents turntable-speaker that spins off of upcycled and biodegradable materials This curious little creature, Innova, is Holly Jensen’s take on a turntable-speaker system made from entirely upcycled and biodegradable materials. A student of Victoria University of Wellington she is particularly interested in both unusual and environmental product design, pushing the public’s perception of household objects and beautifying items once considered to be obsolete. Due to the time a
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INFOGRAPHIC: 8 ways to lower your utility bill this summer My teammates and I just whipped up an illustration that tackles eight ways folks can lower their utility bills (and be kinder to mother Earth) this summer. Given your love for the occasional infographic, I wanted to submit it for your review. bills are
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Cloud computing slows energy demand, U.S. says Ten years ago, power usage at data centers was growing at an unsustainable rate, soaring 24% from 2005 to 2010. But a shift to virtualization, cloud computing and improved data center management is reducing energy demand. According to a new study, data center energy use is expected to increase just 4% from 2014 to 2020, despite growing demand for computing resources. Total data center electrici
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EU Summit: The start of UK’s long goodbye What does the EU Summit hold post-Brexit vote? Ros Atkins answers the key questions.
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Modern Home in Iran Features Striking Slatted-Timber Exterior Located in the former capital of Persia This timber-slatted house in Isfahan (211 miles south of Tehran) is another example of bold, new architecture currently on the rise in Iran thanks to newly lifted international sanctions. Designed by Tehran-based Bracket Design Studios, Bagh-Janat, as it’s called, is located in a wealthy neighborhood in the former capital of Persia. Because of the densely-
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Intense storm batters Croatia in minutes Towns and cities in Croatia has been left with flooding after intense storms on Monday.
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Central American Volcanoes Let Out Spectacular Eruptions Five volcanoes across three Central American countries have people’s attention after a restless weekend. The post Central American Volcanoes Let Out Spectacular Eruptions appeared first on WIRED.
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5.7 earthquake hits Mexico, shakes buildings in capital A 5.7-magnitude earthquake hit Mexico’s southwestern state of Oaxaca, the United States Geological Survey reported. Witnesses said they felt the ground shake as far away as Mexico City, the nation’s capital. Read Full Article at RT.com
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New lawsuit accuses 3M of contaminating Tennessee River, drinking water An environmental group has filed a federal lawsuit against 3M Company and others for polluting the Tennessee River. This is the second lawsuit against the company related to the river’s contamination. Read Full Article at RT.com
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What’s Your Favorite Ambient Noise App? There are a lot of great ambient noise apps out there, like Noisli, the serene Jazz and Rain, and the epic Warp Speed Noise Generator. What’s your favorite tool for customizing and listening to great background noise while you work, meditate, and play.My personal favorite is Noisli, and I’ve even used it while running a tabletop game or two. But I want to know what apps you guys are using to prime
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The ‘Chemistry’ of Building Better Habits There is a concept in chemistry known as activation energy. Activation energy is the minimum amount of energy that must be available for a chemical reaction to occur. Let’s say you are holding a match and that you gently touch it to the striking strip on the side of the match box. Nothing will happen because the energy needed to activate a chemical reaction and spark a fire is not present.This pos
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The DoNotPay bot has beaten 160,000 traffic tickets — and counting A bot made to challenge traffic tickets has been used more than 9,000 times by New Yorkers, according to DoNotPay maker Joshua Browder. The bot was made available to New Yorkers in March. In recent years and decades, residents of The Big Apple have seen a persistent increase in traffic fines. A record $1.9 billion in traffic fines was issued by the City of New York in 2015. Since the first version
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What the Supreme Court Ruling Means for U.S. Abortion Access In its first significant abortion ruling since 1992, the U.S. Supreme Court Monday held that Texas abortion regulations were unconstitutional. As Damon Root noted here earlier, the 2013 Texas statute, known as H.B. 2, was “one of the strictest anti-abortion laws in the United States.” With four liberal-leaning justices and three strict conservatives on the Court, Justice Anthony Kennedy
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Make a Fruity, Flavor-Infused Whipped Cream With Leftover Cherry Pits If you’re pitting a bunch of cherries for baking or snacking, don’t toss them out. You can make a delicious cherry-flavored whipped cream with them.Cherry pits, while inedible and poisonous, are still covered in plenty of useful cherry chunks and juice. Instead of throwing them out, Stella Sparks at Serious Eats recommends you put that cherry goodness to use. Take your leftover cherry pits and tos
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Carbon Nanotubes: Been There, Done That? A second wave of CNT consolidation is likely because some key markets are expected to take off faster than others and the rewards are not prone to be spread evenly.
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Samsung really doesn’t want to commit to making a great smart flip phone I’ve already expressed my interest in owning a smart flip phone, and Samsung’s been the one company keeping my dreams alive. Last year it introduced the Galaxy Folder smart flip phone, and now it’s updating that device. Although Samsung is supposedly releasing an upgraded version of the Galaxy Folder, it’s really not much of an update at all. Also the phone is just kind of bad. Sigh, I want a fli
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Russian ‘harassment’ of US diplomats on rise Harassment against US diplomats by Russian security agents has been on the rise ever since sanctions were imposed two years ago, say officials.
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Everyone Is Lying About Not Watching TV Saying “I don’t own a TV” is a good way to let people know that you’re a pretentious asshole. But even though more and more people are eager to tell you they don’t “have TV,” don’t be fooled! You better believe that they are still “watching TV.”Read more…
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Reason Wins Record 7 Southern California Journalism Awards I’m happy to announce that the Reason Foundation’s journalism division last night brought home a record-for-us seven first-place trophies at the 58th annual Southern California Journalism Awards, which honors publications and work emanating between San Ysidro and Santa Barbara, as administered by the Greater Los Angeles Press Club. The seven winners, culled from an also-record-for-us 19 nominatio
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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. read more
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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. read more
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Researchers uncover global, evolving, and historic make-up of malaria species A team of scientists has uncovered the global, evolving, and historic make-up of Plasmodium vivax, one of the five species of malaria that infect humans. The research, which links the spread of the parasite back to colonial seafaring, among other phenomena, underscores the challenges health experts face in controlling the parasite. read more
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Iris Automation is bringing eyes, and situational awareness, to drones  New drone regulations in the U.S. ostensibly make it easier for companies to put flying robots to work whether that’s in media, construction or agriculture. But drones are still limited to flying within the “line of sight,” or the range where a human operator can see them. So we can’t have pizzas, or prescriptions, delivered by drones as a going concern, yet. And… Read More
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Cryptography pioneer Marty Hellman calls for compassion in personal, cyber, and international threats  It’s been a long time since Marty Hellman and his collaborator Whitfield Diffie ushered in a new era of private communication with their invention of public key cryptography — but better late than never when it comes to winning the Turing Award, referred to by some as the Nobel Prize for technology.. I talked with Hellman about tech, global politics, and keeping relationships alive. Read More
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Ancient Waters Are Keeping The Southern Ocean Cool From Our Blogs: Nexus Media News Scientists just solved one of global warming’s biggest conundrums Old water is keeping the Southern Ocean cool as the rest of the planet grows feverish.
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Chill-O-Matic – 60 Second Drink Cooler This handy device chills down cans of beer and soda from room temperature to icy cold in only 60 seconds – 240x faster than putting it in the fridge.Click Here For Complete Details
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The Best Way to Remove Ballpoint Pen Ink Stains From Clothing If you forgot to wear your pocket protector and got an ink stain in your favorite shirt, you can save it with the right stain remover, a toothbrush, and a little know-how.According to the textile experts at Consumer Reports, Amodex (you can usually get a small bottle of it for around $8-$9) is your best bet for removing stains in fabrics—as long as you use it right. This video from their YouTube c
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Lyft is reportedly working with M&A firm Qatalyst Partners Lyft could be looking to be acquired, as reports have surfaced suggesting that the on-demand car service has enlisted the help of Qatalyst Partners, a firm known for facilitating mergers and acquisitions. The company declined to comment on the report. Sources told the Wall Street Journal that Frank Quattrone, Qatalyst’s founder and executive chairman, has been in contact with various companies, in
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Event: What is Contemporary? Black Lives Matter: Patrisse Cullors and Tanya Lucia Bernard in Conversation Event Date: Jul 7, 2016; Event City: Los Angeles, CA, US Black Lives Matter Co-founder Patrisse Cullors and Black Lives Matter Network Art + Culture Director Tanya Lucia Bernard engage in conversation about their ideas and work as artists, activists, and organizers. Part of MOCA’s new series about contemporaneity in art, their discussion considers the centrality of artists to the founding and grow
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This toy SpaceX rocket is (almost) as hard to land as the real Falcon 9 Do you know how hard it is to land a SpaceX rocket in the ocean on a barge? No, you don’t. Nobody does except SpaceX — but you could recreate their efforts with a drone and a swimming pool, if you wanted to. One enterprising soul did just that, strapping what looks like a used(?) hobby rocket body to a small drone to replicate the SpaceX Falcon 9. It even has deployable landing gear! The landing p
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Meet OurMine, the ‘Security’ Group Hacking CEOs and Celebs The hacker group that has defaced the Twitter feeds of Google, Facebook, and Amazon execs claims it’s just trying to sell innocent audit services. The post Meet OurMine, the ‘Security’ Group Hacking CEOs and Celebs appeared first on WIRED.
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PM Davutoglu’s resignation gave Ankara ‘golden opportunity’ to mend ties with Moscow – ex-Turkish FM The resignation of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has provided Turkey with a “golden opportunity” to mend relations with Russia and other states, former Turkish FM Yashar Yakish told RT after Ankara apologized to Moscow for the downed plane. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Cisco Seen As Trying To ‘Slow Down Arista Anyway They Can’ With Patent Lawsuits An anonymous reader shares an article by CRN:Partners say Cisco’s end game with its patent lawsuits against Arista Networks is simply to slow the fast-growing networking company and stunt any innovation efforts from competitors. “Cisco’s goal is to try to slow down Arista and competitors any way they can,” said Chris Becerra, president and CEO of Terrapin Systems, a Morgan Hill, Calif.-b
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125 atoms controlled by Lasers and microwaves will enable qubits for general purpose quantum computers Researchers have demonstrated a new way to pack a lot more quantum computing power into a much smaller space and with much greater control than ever before. The research advance, using a 3-dimensional array of atoms in quantum states called quantum bits — or qubits — was made by David S. Weiss, professor of physics at Penn State University, and three students on his lab team. “Our result is
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Groundbreaking random number algorithm may be boon for online security Generating a string of random numbers is easy. The hard part is proving that they’re random. As Dilbert creator Scott Adams once pointed out, “that’s the problem with randomness: you can never be sure.” While this might sound like the kind of brain-teasers algorithm geeks play around with over a beer on a Friday night, however, it’s not purely an academic problem. When it comes to security, our fa
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This programmable, open source outlet can do things that off-the-shelf smart plugs can’t Excited by the idea of an open-source, Arduino-based outlet, capable of remotely controlling your various household devices? If so, you’ll definitely want to check out the Portlet: a versatile portmanteau of “portable” and “outlet,” which — despite only consisting of 4 buttons and a simple 2×15 character LCD screen — can be programmed to do everything from switching your lights on at a certain tim
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Will future buildings be built from artificial bone and eggshell? What will our future cities be built from? Today, steel and concrete makeup most of our buildings and allow for remarkable construction. But, before they set the bases and frames for structures, these materials significantly contribute to carbon emissions because they demand so much energy to heat during processing. In fact, the processing of steel and concrete alone can contribute to ten percent
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Rio 2016 boss: Zika ‘blown out of proportion’ The CEO of the 2016 Olympics has addressed concerns about Zika, the economy and the impact of the games on Brazil.
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Controlled Colorado River flooding released stored greenhouse gases The 2014 experimental controlled pulse of water to the Colorado River Delta has revealed an interesting twist on how large dry watercourses may respond to short-term flooding events: the release of stored greenhouse gases. This work is reported at the Goldschmidt conference in Yokohama, Japan.
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Pocket Tripod is a credit-card-sized phone holder that fits in your wallet  The Pocket Tripod is repeating its crowdfunding success from a few years ago, creating an updated, universal version of its incredibly popular credit-card-sized tripod that fits in your wallet. Now available for pre-order for Android users and people who like to stick cases on their phones, it’s a tremendously useful piece of kit for smartphone photographers on the move. Read More
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Whale Sharks Are Even Cooler Than We Realized Did you know that it’s Shark Week? To kick it off, we thought we’d draw your attention to an under-appreciated group of sharks whose secret lives are now being revealed thanks to the wonders of satellite technology.Read more…
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Third Generation Laser Uranium Enrichment Technology is likely over 5 times more energy efficient and more compact than the best centrifuges New laser-based uranium enrichment technology may provide a hard-to-detect pathway to nuclear weapons production according to a forthcoming paper (25 pages) Ryan Snyder, a physicist with Princeton University’s Program on Science and Global Security.Research on the relevant laser systems for laser enrichment is also currently ongoing in the United States, Russia, India, China and Iran. Third Genera
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Now Y Combinator Wants to Build a City Because Every Other Tech Company Is Doing It Image: Artisanopolis, by a team of three architects from Roark 3DCities are so trendy right now that every big tech company wants to build its own. Zappos did it in Downtown Vegas. Amazon is kind of doing it in a Seattle. Alphabet is probably doing it somewhere soon. And now Y Combinator wants in on the fun, too, with a plan to build some kind of alt-Silicon Valley… somewhere.In an announcement
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Jam Furniture transforms reclaimed timber into sleek minimalist designs Jam Furniture: Making reclaimed timber contemporary. They are inspired by reclaimed materials and minimalist design. The team at Jam have a passion for working with timber that tells a story, timber that has had a life long before it was carried through
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Here’s the Upcoming Apple TV ‘Remote’ App At its recent Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple unveiled an all new “Remote” app for iOS devices, which has been entirely overhauled to make it easier than ever to control a fourth-generation Apple TV with an iPhone. In the video below, we took a look at the Remote app to give MacRumors readers an early glimpse at what’s in store. The new Remote app, which connects to an Apple TV
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Benchmade Axis Stryker II A limited edition knife that combines materials like damascus steel and carbon fiber.
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The Angara Maximus Grilling Table For those who want to grill to their liking and socialize in style while they cook.
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EU Hints It May Stop Speaking English To Spite UK Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssMedia and CultureStrategyInterventionismEU Hints It May Stop Speaking English To Spite UK 0 Views It has now become abundantly clear that the bureaucrats at the EU are doing everything they can to punish the UK for voting to leave the EU. Even before the referendum, German finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble threatened the UK and claimed it could never get sing
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Twitter Mistakenly Blocks SCOTUSBlog on Day of Abortion Decision Twitter locked out the operators of the popular Supreme Court online chronicler SCOTUSBlog on Monday, on the same day the court struck down Texas anti-abortion restrictions, probably because it mistakenly thought the account had gotten hacked. When they got kicked out of their own account, the blog was responding to readers on Twitter on Monday afternoon, an annual tongue-in-cheek tradition they c
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IBM promises a 200 Petaflop Supercomputer by 2018 but site and installation funding has not been awarded – Loss of US supercomputing leadership would have staggering consequences IBM is promising that a 200 petaflop supercomputer for 2018 that would top China’s 93 petaflop Sunway TaihuLight, which recently took the top spot in the Top 500 rankings of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. The machine, called IBM Summit, will be delivered to the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory in early 2018.The money for Summit’s and Aurora’s site preparation is n
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EgyptAir crash: Flight data recorder repaired – investigators The damaged flight data recorder from the EgyptAir plane that crashed last month has been successfully repaired in France, Egyptian investigators say.
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Six Signs That We’ve Entered a New Geologic Age “Baker Shot”, a nuclear test by the United States at Bikini Atoll in 1946. Image: WikimediaWe’ve heard a lot of buzz recently about the Anthropocene, the geologic epoch of man and machine. Does it exist? Are we in it right now? Later this summer, the International Stratigraphic Union will convene and attempt to answer these weighty questions.Deciding whether or not we’ve entered a new chapter in g
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Facebook debuts hand-picked event listings in 10 cities In its latest attempt to seem a little more human and a little less algorithmic, Facebook debuted a new feature Monday that suggests interesting events picked by real, live humans in 10 major US cities — even if those events aren’t on Facebook. As TechCrunch reports, iOS users in San Francisco, New York, Chicago and elsewhere will see the cleverly named “Featured Events” listings at the
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Best Buy is piloting a free, in-home tech consultation service Best Buy is already involved with in-home work courtesy of its Geek Squad and Magnolia subsidiaries. Those services, however, are only applicable when something is broken or if you need help setting up a new home theater system, respectively.
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Missing civil rights icon arrested returning from Dubai over Obama inauguration check that bounced A legend of the civil rights movement was arrested at Dulles International Airport in Virginia on a bench warrant for writing a bad check to fund a ball for President Obama’s inauguration in 2009. Walter Fauntroy had been hiding in Dubai since 2012. Read Full Article at RT.com
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People, ever more greedy and stupid, destroy the world – Stephen Hawking to Larry King Global warming, mass shootings, global instability and overpopulation are all concerns humanity faces, but what is the greatest risk to all of us? Larry King asked scientific genius Stephen Hawking, who explained that there is a lot to be worried about. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Clinton shows double-digit lead in new poll as Trump slips behind Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton seems to be widening her lead against Republican contender Donald Trump, with one new poll showing her having a double-digit lead over the presumptive GOP nominee. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Turn Ground Nuts Into Crispy, Delicious Breading When you think of breading, you usually think of flour and bread or breadcrumbs, but ground nuts like almonds or pumpkin seeds can add the same crunch, fat, and rich flavor. All you need to do is grind them up finely and toss them with a few other ingredients.Grind up your nuts in your food processor (or even blender) until they’re at a fine consistency (just don’t over-process, or you’ll get nut
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Sperm whales in Caribbean more chill than counterparts in the Pacific The culture, language, dialect, and buddy behavior of Caribbean residents are much more laid-back than those who live in the Pacific, according to Ars Technica. We’re not talking about islanders, by the way, but sperm whales. Whales have complex social patterns, with speech patterns and dialects that vary by clan. Researchers from the Dominica Sperm Whale Project used underwater microphones to lis
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Jesse Williams gives a passionate speech about racism at the BET Awards Actor Jesse Williams, most famous for his role on Grey’s Anatomy, gave a passionate speech as he accepted the Humanitarian Award for his work with Black Lives Matter. Williams touched on a host of issues facing black Americans, including cultural appropriation and police violence.  Read more…More about Black Lives Matter, Bet Awards, Jesse Williams, Entertainment, and Social Good
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Breaking Open a Lock with a Paper Clip, a Screwdriver, or a Metal Can Is Really Easy You’re not going to be a master locksmith after you watch this video showing you three ways to break open a lock, but you might stop putting your faith in cheap padlocks. That’s because a few bent paperclips could jimmy the thing open. Even just jamming a screwdriver into the keyhole can make it unlock. Or if you’re super experimental, you can trace a key using tape and then cut out its shape on a
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Armed bystanders pull guns to stop ‘Western shootout’ in Walmart parking lot Four people were arrested after a shooting in a Walmart parking lot was disrupted by onlookers with guns of their own. One intervening man said he acted out of “civil responsibility,” but police urged the public to act as “good witnesses” in future. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Cold War pensioner’: Defense Ministry blasts US general over ‘Russophopic’ essay A fresh essay by US general Philip Breedlove, calling Russia an “enduring existential threat” to the West is aimed at convincing taxpayers in the West to spend money on military in Europe, Russia’s Defense Ministry said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Is Desktop-as-a-Service ready for business? For companies looking to reduce the cost and complexity of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), the attraction of Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) is that you can greatly reduce up-front investment. “It’s pay as you go and you only pay for what you need,” says Mark Lockwood, research director at Gartner.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story)
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Writing aid for the blind provides a case study for “compassionate engineering” at Carnegie Mellon  New mobile games and robot butlers are all well and good, but there are also many applications for the latest technology in poverty-stricken school districts and in the service of the disabled. A Carnegie Mellon project that targets both of those things is described by its leaders as an exercise in what they call “compassionate engineering.” Read More
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Dell Interactive Conference Room Monitor is a 70-inch touchscreen display Dell has taken the wraps off a gigantic touchscreen display, the Dell Interactive Conference Room Monitor (C7017T). The display is a step up from interactive whiteboards, allowing users to draw with their finger or a stylus as well as watch presentations and do other things you’d otherwise need a projector for. The monitor isn’t being targeted at the average consumer, … Continue reading
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Drowsy Driving Kills 6,400 Americans Annually Charles Czeisler, director of the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School, talked about the dangers of drowsy driving at a recent Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health Forum… — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Hillary Clinton escapes censure from House Democrats over Benghazi scandal Following a two-year investigation, House Democrats absolved former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the US military over allegations of security lapses for diplomats in Benghazi, Libya. The report preempts the Republicans’ findings. Read Full Article at RT.com
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A Massive Botnet of CCTV Cameras Involved In Ferocious DDoS Attacks An anonymous reader writes: “A botnet of over 25,000 bots is at the heart of recent DDoS attacks that are ferociously attacking businesses across the world with massive Layer 7 DDoS attacks that are overwhelming Web servers, occupying their resources and eventually crashing websites,” reports Softpedia. This botnet’s particularity is the fact that attacks never fluctuated and the attacke
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Photonic Swiss watch engraving might keep counterfeiters at bay Counterfeit jewelry is a big business. Sometimes the fakes are so convincing that it can be nearly impossible to tell if that Rolex you’re eying is the real deal unless you have special equipment or an extremely trained eye. That’s something the folks behind DNAwatch want to address. The team has developed a method for imprinting the crystal on Swiss-made watches with a watermark that’s invisible
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How the ancient art of origami is inspiring cutting-edge technology  The future is always being shaped by the past. Long before the 3D printer, origami was the original genius at creating lifelike forms out of a flat surface. Folding brings with it the ability to collapse, flex and unfurl structures at will, which has huge potential for a variety of engineering applications. From digestible origami pills that could provide alternatives to invasive surgery to… Read
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One for All and All for One – Volant Sound Headphones Volant Headphones are brought us by a young British entrepreneur named Joshua Church. Church quit his day job in Hong Kong and teamed up with award-winning design firm Theodore Design to create headphones that represent a striking combination of unfettered economy and sophisticated technology. The goal is simple: combine headphones, earphones and Bluetooth in one beautifully crafted device. Sounds
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Dirty money Nigeria’s government is determined to sort out the environmental damage caused by the oil industry, but will a new multi-million dollar clean-up plan work?
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7 Steps To Ending Your Internship With A Job Offer In Hand Lots of interns neglect to actually tell their managers they’re interested in a job. Here’s how to work up to one.Aiming to turn your summer internship into a full-time job? Good news: Your employer wants that, too!Read Full Story
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Pariah state Eritrea has endured a turbulent 25-year history since independence, but there may be hope for the future, says Mary Harper.
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6 IKEA Melltorp Dining Table Uses And 15 Hacks IKEA Melltorp dining table is a great solution for any kind of modern home. The melamine table top is moisture resistant, stain resistant and easy to keep clean, it makes it very comfy in using, and not only in the kitchen. Where To Use Melltorp dining table Melltorp table and chairs are perfect for using in any dining space, thanks to the simple and functional design and white color they can easi
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Getting a grip on slippery cell membranes Within our cells, myosin-1 motors carry tiny bits of cargo along an inner framework called the cytoskeleton. To do so, they must tug on flexible membranes made of fatty molecules called lipids. Scientists have long wondered how the motors can maintain their grip on these slippery membranes. A new report offers a biophysical explanation.
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New software improves ability to catalog bacterial pathogens A new software tool has been developed that will improve scientists’ ability to identify and understand bacterial strains and accelerate vaccine development.
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Chronic fatigue syndrome is in your gut, not your head Physicians have been mystified by chronic fatigue syndrome, a condition where normal exertion leads to debilitating fatigue that isn’t alleviated by rest. There are no known triggers, and diagnosis requires lengthy tests administered by an expert. Now, for the first time, researchers report they have identified biological markers of the disease in gut bacteria and inflammatory microbial agents in
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Drone Delivery Startup Takes Aim at Amazon A drone delivery startup that carried out the first government-approved test in the United States has recently shown how drones could deliver disaster relief supplies from ship to shore. The startup’s greater ambitions include nothing less than challenging Amazon and Google in the race to get drone delivery services off the ground. The delivery drones belonging to Flirtey, a startup based in Nevad
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Adorable SpaceX Falcon 9 drone sticks its watery landing – CNET A mini-me version of SpaceX’s reusable Falcon 9 rocket attempts a landing on a barge in a pool, and it’s a thing of beauty.
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Bodies of 19 Ethiopian migrants repatriated The bodies of 19 Ethiopian migrants who suffocated to death in a container in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been returned home.
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Artificial synapse said to rival biological synapses in energy consumption and function Schematic of biological neuronal network and an organic nanowire (ONW) synaptic transistor (ST) that emulates a biological synapse. The yellow conductive lines and probe (A′) mimic an axon (A) that delivers presynaptic spikes from a pre-neuron to the presynaptic membrane. The mobile ions in the ion gel move in the electrical field, analogous to the biological neuron transmitters in the synaptic cl
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Picky eaters: Bumble bees prefer plants with nutrient-rich pollen Bumble bees have discriminating palates when it comes to their pollen meals, according to researchers. The researchers found that bumble bees can detect the nutritional quality of pollen, and that this ability helps them selectively forage among plant species to optimize their diets.
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Physicists Confirm a Pear-Shaped Nucleus, and It Could Ruin Time Travel Forever An anonymous reader writes from a report via ScienceAlert: Physicists have confirmed the existence of pear-shaped nuclei, which challenges the fundamental theories of physics that explain our Universe. “We’ve found these nuclei literally point towards a direction in space. This relates to a direction in time, providing there’s a well-defined direction in time and we will always travel from pa
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Softwares for fMRI yield erroneous results Common statistical methods used to analyze brain activity through images taken with MRI scanners cannot be trusted, shows a new study.
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Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion does some more heavy lifting The Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion helicopter has flexed its muscles, lifting a 27,000-lb (12,245-kg) payload at Sikorsky’s Development Flight Test Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. The demonstration flight, which saw the aircraft hover while carrying a little less than the weight of a double-decker bus, was part of the development and testing program for the transport helicopter slated to ent
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Throwing Bullets Into Molten Aluminum Is an Explosively Bad Idea Please don’t ever do this at home. Or do this anywhere, really. Mixing bullets with molten aluminum creates a helluva explosion—but it sprays the hot liquid metal everywhere, and that’s just a terrible idea. Plus, it’s guaranteed to end in fire and blood. Instead, watch the Backyard Scientist do it. In the video below, he tosses 15 bullets at a bowl of molten aluminum and luckily, only three make
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New, non-invasive method developed to wipe out cancerous tumors A newly patented method to kill cancer cells has been developed by an American lab. This discovery may tremendously help people with inoperable or hard-to-reach tumors, as well as young children stricken with cancer.
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People can hear the difference in high resolution audio, study finds Listeners can hear a difference between standard audio and better than CD quality, known as high resolution audio, according to a new study. The study compared data from over 12,000 different trials from 18 studies where participants were asked to discriminate between samples of music in different formats.
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2nd US patient carrying antibiotic-resistant ‘superbug’ found in New York A second patient carrying the antibiotic-resistant “superbug” has been identified in New York, one month after a woman carrying the gene was discovered in Pennsylvania. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Make Your Next Road Trip To One of These Iconic TV Locations Feel like taking a road trip? If you have the time and money, hopping in the car and driving somewhere can be a great way to travel. You know what would make a road trip even more awesome? If you could take a road trip to some of the awesome places you’ve seen in your favorite TV shows! Via WhoCanFixMyCar Click To EnlargeRead the full article: Make Your Next Road Trip To One of These Iconic TV Loc
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How Citi North America nails predictive analytics for marketers: Art versus Science (VB Live) VB LIVE: Amassing terrabytes of data and analyzing the hell out of it — that’s the key to wildly successful predictive analytics, right? This Citi North America marketing maven tells you why you’re so wrong — and how to do it right. Register here for free. You’re wasting thousands of hours and millions of dollars, says Citi North America’s David Landau, head of the company’s onsite and email acqu
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At least 12 killed in suicide attack on Abu Ghraib mosque A suicide attack west of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killed at least 12 people and injured another 32, media quoted Iraqi officials as saying. An attacker wearing a suicide vest targeted a Sunni mosque. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Gun control, tax sinkhole?: Guns, ammo sales generate big tax revenue While many gun activists decry the government’s attempts to increase gun control, there could also be a direct cost to the feds. Federal taxes on guns and ammo have reaped as much as $875 million. Read Full Article at RT.com
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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. The study examined the relationship between emotional intelligence — the ability to identify and manage emotions in oneself and others — stress, burnout and social work practice. It also assessed whether emotional intelligence traini
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Scientists decode how anthrax toxin proteins might help treat cancerous tumors Scientists describe how combining engineered anthrax toxin proteins and existing chemotherapy drugs could potentially yield a therapy to reduce or eliminate cancerous tumors. The findings, they note, are based on testing in mice.
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Heavy police presence as Baltimore residents grieve for slain rapper A heavy police presence accompanied dozens of fans of rapper Lor Scoota as they took to the streets Monday evening for a spontaneous block party in honor of his death in a shooting over the weekend. Read Full Article at RT.com
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How the spleen filters blood Red blood cells must be small and flexible enough to squeeze through the tiniest capillaries of the body, where they deliver oxygen to surrounding cells. In the late 1960s, scientists proposed that the minute dimensions of these capillaries, which are less than 4 micrometers in diameter, are responsible for defining the size and shape of red blood cells. read more
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Why All the Post-Brexit Hysteria? Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssFinancial MarketsGlobal EconomyPolitical TheoryWhy All the Post-Brexit Hysteria? 0 Views The night after the vote for an independent United Kingdom from the European Union had concluded I found myself at dinner with my wife trying to explain why the world portrayed by many financial analysts and news outlets was so filled with doom and gloom. “Why does the UK
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Hyperloop One gets an investment from Russia’s sovereign fund A second Russian fund appears to be involved in Hyperloop One‘s latest $80 million round of financing, which was closed in April. Russia’s sovereign fund RDIF has just announced that it took part in the round, without disclosing, however, the amount of its contribution. “RDIF pays great attention to the development of transport infrastructure, including the technological advances that will shape t
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$22 million worth of Bitcoin sold in Australian-first auction If you had a couple of million to spare last week, you could have won yourself a very healthy haul of Bitcoin. On Tuesday, financial services firm Ernst and Young announced it had successfully auctioned off 24,518 bitcoins. The bitcoins are worth around A$22 million ($16 million) by current value. One bitcoin is currently worth A$891.95 ($657.89) as at time of publication. SEE ALSO: Report: Netfl
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The Roam-e Flying Selfie drone camera from Australia takes 360-degree shots – CNET The future of hands-free selfies has arrived, thanks to this flying drone camera that uses facial recognition to follow you around.
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Intel Outside as Other Companies Prosper from AI Chips The world’s leading chip maker missed a huge opportunity in mobile devices. Now the rise of artificial intelligence gives the company another chance to prove itself.
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Reusable Mason Jar Zipper Bags These fun reusable zipper bags are realistically printed to look like mason jars and even stand upright when filled.Click Here For Complete Details
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KM3NeT neutrino sea-scope takes shape Collaboration unveils detailed plans for world’s largest neutrino array
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Playing card games aids stroke recovery Playing simple card games, such as snap, can help stroke patients with their recovery, research suggests.
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Online petition not enough for 2nd #Brexit referendum in UK – Electoral Commission Brits disappointed with the UK’s referendum results will not be getting a second chance at voting, as UK’s Electoral Commission said that an online petition that gathered 3.7 million signatures was not enough to trigger a second referendum. Read Full Article at RT.com
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U.S. Department of Energy Commits More Than $1.7 Million to Help Commercialize Promising Argonne-Associated Energy Technologies The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on Tuesday, June 21, announced that it is committing more than $1.7 million in funding to help Argonne National Laboratory and research partners move multiple promising energy technologies to the marketplace. News of the Argonne awards was part of a larger announcement by DOE that, through the first round of funding from its Technology Commercialization Fund , i
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Deals of Note: June 28, 2016 How to save on a chambray shirt, a music-focused smartwatch and a marble canister for your kitchen. …Read More »
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Al-Qaeda ‘chained me for two years’ Three years after he was kidnapped by militants, Ali Haider Gilani, the son of ex-Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, tells the BBC about his time in captivity.
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Japan stocks continue to stabilise despite Brexit turmoil Japanese shares continue to roll back losses from Friday’s sharp post-Brexit tumble, but exporters continue to suffer from the strengthening yen.
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Big Helium find in East Africa could be the first of many helium discoveries A newly discovered helium field in the geothermally active East African Rift Valley may contain more helium than the U.S. Federal Helium Reserve near Amarillo, Texas, which holds about 30 percent of the world’s helium supply.Independent experts have calculated a probable resource of 54 billion cubic feet [1.5 billion cubic meters] in just one part of the rift valley.The Federal Helium Reserve curr
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First universe modeling using Einstein’s full theory of general relativity Using software that incorporates all of the field theory equations developed by Einstein as part of his general theory of relativity, research teams from Europe and the United States have started developing a model the universe that, they say, will eventually provide the most precise and detailed representation of the cosmos ever created. .. Continue Reading First universe modeling using Einste
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Chinese fans are really upset that Lady Gaga hung out with the Dalai Lama Lady Gaga’s little monsters in China have their fangs out about her recent meeting with the Dalai Lama. On Sunday, the American singer posted a series of pictures on Instagram of her posing with the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader. Both the Dalai Lama and Gaga met at the 84th annual U.S. Conference of Mayors in Indianapolis during a panel hosted by Ann Curry. Gaga later interviewed the Dalai Lama
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Wildlife biologists take a tiny house research base on expedition A group of Canadian wildlife biologists preparing for an expedition to study whale and dolphin species will take their research base with them on location. The BigWhaleTinyHouse, built using donated components by several companies, including Atlas Roofing, is an energy-efficient mobile house that will withstand different environmental conditions throughout the duration of the expedition and help t
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Acoustic buoy lets scientists eavesdrop on whales in real-time Whales inhabiting the waters off of New York and New Jersey can now be heard in real-time thanks to an acoustic monitoring buoy created by a consortium of marine scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) New York Aquarium and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). The hi-tech device allows the group to track – and better study and protect – several species of endangere
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NASA throws Hubble a five-year lifeline Since launching in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has shed much light on our understanding of the universe, from guiding space probes through the outer reaches of our solar system to previewing how our sun will die. And it looks set to continue peering into the cosmos for a while yet, with NASA extending its science operations contract through to the year 2021… Continue Reading NASA throws
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Ali Haider Gilani on three year kidnap ordeal The son of a former prime minister of Pakistan has spoken to the BBC after he was kidnapped by Al Qaeda militants.
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Cozmo uses AI to develop a little robot personality There are plenty of toy robots on the market, but they tend to lack a real sense of personality. With scripted responses and set, repeated movements, they can be hard to love. A team of robotics engineers at Anki have attempted to create a truly loveable robot that relies on AI to give it some real personality… Continue Reading Cozmo uses AI to develop a little robot personality Category: R
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China 093B attack submarine could be a match for the US Improved Los Angeles Class sub Some US naval analysts believe China’s new Type 093B nuclear-powered attack submarine are on par with the U.S. Navy’s Improved Los Angeles-class submarines.The 93B is improved over the 93. The 93B is a transition platform between the 93 and the forthcoming 95. Jerry Hendrix, director of the Defense Strategies and Assessments Program at the Center for a New American Security— said, “The [93B]
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Two SolarCity board members will consider Tesla deal Solar panel maker SolarCity Corp said on Monday it has formed a special committee of just two directors to evaluate Tesla Motors Inc’s $2.8 billion takeover offer. The committee will evaluate the offer and “a broad range of strategic alternatives,” the top U.S. solar installer said in a statement. It did not elaborate on those alternatives, and a spokesman was not immediately available for comment
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Young Leave voters abused online in days after European Union referendum vote Two young Leave voters reveal how they’ve been accused of racism and xenophobia since revealing they voted for Brexit.
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Researchers propose EM drive propulsion from emission of paired photons Recent reports about propulsion without reaction mass have been met on one hand with enthusiasm and on the other hand with some doubts. Namely, closed metal cavities, when fueled with microwaves, have delivered thrust that could eventually maintain satellites on orbits using solar power. However, the measured thrust appears to be without any apparent exhaust. Thus the Law of Action-Reaction seems
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coudamy architectures wraps parisian apartment with multi-functional grid frame an adaptable three-dimensional structure serving as shelving and vertical partitioning has been established inside an apartment in paris. The post coudamy architectures wraps parisian apartment with multi-functional grid frame appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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FBI expansion of surveillance powers meets obstacle A move in the Senate to provide enhanced surveillance powers to the FBI through the use of National Security Letters met a hurdle Monday after Senator Ron Wyden placed a hold on the 2017 Intelligence Authorization bill over the controversial provisions.Wyden’s hold is a a measure by which a senator or group of senators can prevent a motion from reaching a vote.Tech companies and industry and civ
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Container Stack Pavilion Shipping containers stacked and shifted in plan and layered in elevation maximize rooftop views and shaded public areas on the ground at the Container Stack Pavilion. A 7.5-meter cantilevered box is the point of entrance to the building’s upper-level roof, while the pavilion itself seems to extend out toward bordering streets, showcasing its interior activities.
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US Navy turns to cloud technology to reduce drunken driving An American sailor has tapped a cloud-based technology for mobile phones to make it easier to have volunteers take turns driving drunk friends home, an initiative that has curtailed drunken driving among the Navy ranks.
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California land regulators to weigh end of nuclear power California regulators are expected to decide Tuesday whether to drop their longstanding environmental objections to the state’s last nuclear power plant in return for its promised early closing.
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China keeps trying to prove its glass bridge is safe, so it drove a 2-tonne SUV over it Just in case the public wasn’t sufficiently convinced by a journalist smashing the world’s longest and highest glass bridge with a sledgehammer (and surviving), the owners of the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon bridge in China decided to prove its safety by upping the ante over the weekend. In its latest media-directed “safety test” of the 430-meter bridge, suspended a heart-stopping 300 meter
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#AusExit? Aussies ponder their future in Commonwealth after Brexit Britain’s controversial break from the EU has invigorated a movement in Australia that aims to split from the monarchy. Supporters of the idea have bombarded Twitter with #Ausexit hashtag since the stunning Brexit vote. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘The country is going to be poorer’ because of Brexit – Osborne “It’s very clear that the country is going to be poorer as a result of what’s happening to the economy,” Chancellor George Osborne told BBC Radio Tuesday. Read Full Article at RT.com
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London’s St Paul’s evacuated in bomb scare causing rush hour mayhem Office workers in the St Paul’s area of central London were evacuated on Tuesday morning after a suspect package was discovered. Twitter users reported hearing a loud bang, which is thought to have come from a controlled explosion. Read Full Article at RT.com
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New NASA find suggests Mars resembles Earth more than previously thought High levels of manganese oxides discovered by NASA’s Curiosity rover on Mars may indicate that oxygen was once abundant there. With last year’s discovery that the red planet may have been home to ancient lakes, it now seems more akin to our blue one. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Browser power test shows Microsoft Edge only marginally better Microsoft took the gloves off when it claimed that its Edge web browser outperformed the competition in terms of power efficiency. While Google and Mozilla have yet to make official counterclaims, Opera published a post showing that, at least with Power Saving enabled, its browser actually tops the rest. So which one is telling the truth? PCWorld conducts its own … Continue reading
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ROAM-e drone takes selfie cams to new heights in new video Forget selfie sticks – The IOT Group (ASX:IOT) has officially revealed footage of its upcoming ROAM-e selfie drone in action today.Able to reach heights of up to 25 metres, the ROAM-e uses facial recognition technology to follow its user around at a distance of approximately three metres, either taking 360 panoramic shots or capturing video of them in 1080p.The ROAM-e also has live streaming funct
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Brickbat: Feeding the Multitudes Pastor James Marino, head of the San Diego Dream Center, says city officials have told him the group must stop feeding the homeless during July, when Major League Baseball’s All Star Game comes to town. Merino says he plans to comply with the order, but reluctantly. “Our volunteers come out to give love, grace, mercy and a helping hand, not to get cited or arrested,” he said. “I mi
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Should Scientists Work at Night? Over at Retraction Watch, we learn about the case of a PhD student who has been caught out in acts of apparent scientific fraud (image manipulation.) What caught my eye about this story is something his supervisor said about possible warning signs: The fact that this happened and I didn’t catch it proves that I was not vigilant enough. I had no suspicions that this student could do something like
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How to Fix a Media Creation Tool Stuck on “Checking for Updates” Sometimes the fix for those nagging Windows problems are the last thing you’d expect them to be. The fix for Windows 10’s Media Creation Tool getting stuck is one of those times. The Media Creation Tool is meant to let you create a USB or DVD installation file, so you can install or reinstall Windows 10. Like anything, sometimes it freezes, sitting at a certain percentage saying “Checking for Upda
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Architects claim this 3D-printed house is earthquake-proof While we’ve been hearing a lot about 3D-printed structures, this two-storey villa located in Beijing, China, is impressive if it lives up to its claims. The 400-square-metre house, with walls as thick as 2.5 metres, was fully printed in one go, and construction completed in just 45 days. SEE ALSO: Bullied parrot finds new confidence with 3D-printed beak According to The Mirror, a project manager
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Spiraling Algaevator sucks up CO2 to produce clean, green algae biofuel Created as part of the Burglars of Transnatural Transparency (BoTT) Lab pavilion, the Algaevator is a gravity-based algae photobioreactor built to explore the architectural possibilities of biotechnology utilities. The resulting lightweight and transparent structure comprises three separated spirals intercoiled between a heat-fused, watertight, and layered membrane. “An algae photobioreactor is an
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London Mayor Sadiq Khan demands more autonomy for pro-EU capital after Brexit London Mayor Sadiq Khan has demanded more autonomy for Britain’s capital in the wake of the UK’s vote for Brexit last Thursday. His statement comes after a petition to make the capital an independent city-state attracted 175,000 signatures. Read Full Article at RT.com
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How to Break Your Teen Out of the Tech Trance If you’re asked where your teen is right now and what they are doing, you’d probably say “They are in their room using Facebook, streaming videos, or playing games”. Unfortunately, that’s pretty much the same story everywhere. The smartphone generation doesn’t seem to care a great deal about attaining good grades, having a social life, doing good in sports, or visiting places. All they ever want t
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Amazon Inspire crowdsources resources for educators In this Internet age, a lot of information flows freely on the Web, but not all of them are reliable or even factually correct. A whole market, led by the likes of Coursera and Udacity, have sprung up to give a bit of formality to “online education.” Now Amazon is jumping in with its new Amazon Inspire platform, but with … Continue reading
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Why are UN forces returning control of security to Liberia? Dakar (AFP) June 28, 2016 After devastating back-to-back civil wars in Liberia, the UN launched a peacekeeping mission in September 2003 to ensure security, rebuild police and military forces from scratch, and disarm rebels. On June 30, the mission known as UNMIL finally hands back security to Liberia’s military and police. But have its goals been achieved and why did it take so long? Why did the
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‘Silver tsunami’ threatens to wipe out S. Korean rural communities Gunwi, South Korea (AFP) June 26, 2016 It’s lunch break at Seoksan Elementary School and the entire student body has taken to the vast playground for a game of football – with just three players on each side. “We don’t really have enough people and there’s no goalkeeper, but it’s still fun,” said Lee Jung-Bin, playing on the same side as his sole fourth grade classmate, Kim Dong-Won. Le
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Rains or not, India faces drinking water crisis Gangnauli , India (AFP) June 28, 2016 As large swathes of drought-devastated India desperately wait for the monsoon rains to arrive, one village in the dry, hot north is flush with water. But this farming area’s bountiful water supplies are feared contaminated with heavy metals, underscoring the profound challenges facing the world’s second most populous nation. From toxic pollution of rivers and
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U of T Mississauga professor discovers new origins for farmed rice Toronto, Canada (SPX) Jun 29, 2016 Chew on this: rice farming is a far older practice than we knew. In fact, the oldest evidence of domesticated rice has just been found in China, and it’s about 9,000 years old. The discovery, made by a team of archaeologists that includes University of Toronto Mississauga professor Gary Crawford, sheds new light on the origins of rice domestication and on the hi
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New study highlights hidden values of open ocean San Diego CA (SPX) Jun 28, 2016 What is the value of the open ocean? While commercial fisheries may be one of the most obvious sources of economic value the ocean provides, they are not the only one. Now a team of scientists from NOAA Fisheries and the University of California San Diego (Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Department of Economics) has for the first time attached a dollar valu
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Better information needed to understand extreme weather Exeter, UK (SPX) Jun 28, 2016 Scientists need more credible and relevant information to help communities become more resilient to extreme weather events such as floods, a University of Exeter expert has said. Researchers need improved techniques to be able to understand why the climate is changing, and the part humans play in this process, according to Professor Peter Stott, who also leads the Cl
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Tiny algae ideal for sniffing out nutrient pollution in water Philadelphia PA (SPX) Jun 29, 2016 The key to effectively measuring damagingly high levels of nutrients in freshwater streams lies in the microscopic organisms living in them, according to a group of Drexel University scientists. A team largely made up of researchers from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University analyzed data from 1,400 freshwater Mid-Atlantic streams to see whether a
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Where do rubber trees get their rubber Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Jun 29, 2016 Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (CSRS) in Japan along with collaborators at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) have succeeded in decoding the genome sequence for Hevea brasiliensis, the natural rubber tree native to Brazil. Published in Scientific Reports, the study reports a draft genome sequence that covers more than 93% of expressed
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Siberian larch forests are still linked to the ice age Bremerhaven, Germany (SPX) Jun 29, 2016 The Siberian permafrost regions include those areas of the Earth, which heat up very quickly in the course of climate change. Nevertheless, biologists are currently observing only a minimal response in forest composition. In the places where, when considering the air temperature, pine and spruce forests should be growing, Siberian larch trees are still thri
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The new system that uses sound to alleviate water shortage Montreal, Canada (SPX) Jun 29, 2016 The world is approaching a water crisis. According to the International Water Management Institute, 33 per cent of the world’s population will experience water scarcity by 2025. One main cause is leaks. Twenty to 30 per cent of treated water is lost in systems because of this simple and fixable problem. Repairs need to be as precise as possible because excavati
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Opportunity is on its Final Science Campaign at ‘Marathon Valley’ Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 28, 2016 Opportunity is exploring ‘Marathon Valley’ on the rim of Endeavour crater, investigating outcrops for evidence of clay minerals. The rover is nearing the completion of its investigation within Marathon Valley. Opportunity is engaged in one of its final big in-situ campaigns inside Marathon Valley. On Sol 4406 (June 15, 2016), the rover bumped about 10 inches (25 cen
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X-ray echoes of a shredded star provide close-up of killer black hole Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jun 29, 2016 Some 3.9 billion years ago in the heart of a distant galaxy, the intense tidal pull of a monster black hole shredded a star that passed too close. When X-rays produced in this event first reached Earth on March 28, 2011, they were detected by NASA’s Swift satellite, which notified astronomers around the world. Within days, scientists concluded that the outburst, no
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Spectacular VLT images of Jupiter presented before Juno’s arrival Leicester, UK (SPX) Jun 28, 2016 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 bett
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Airbus Defence and Space top construct new clean rooms in Poland Paris, France (SPX) Jun 28, 2016 Head of Space Systems Francois Auque announced that Airbus Defence and Space, the world’s second largest space company, will be constructing a complex of clean rooms near Warsaw, thus boosting its Polish satellite production facility. The facilities are intended for use by PZL Warszawa-Okecie, a subsidiary of Airbus Defence and Space and PGZ. The clean rooms will
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New antenna brings enhanced capabilities to the battlefield Buckley AFB CO (SPX) Jun 29, 2016 The 460th Space Communications Squadron, Air Force Wideband Enterprise Terminals Program office, Tobyhanna Army Depot and Radome Services have been working together to replace an aging terminal or antenna on Buckley Air Force Base in order to increase capabilities and keep up with technological advances. “The service life of the original antenna was nearing
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Chinese Space Garbageman is not a Weapon Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jun 28, 2016 The recent launch of China’s first Long March 7 rocket has put several notches in China’s progress in spaceflight. The first flight of a powerful new rocket. A stepping stone to the launch of China’s first cargo spacecraft. Another test of components that will be used on the Long March 5 heavy-lift vehicle, also expected to make its debut later this year. A te
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beomki lee promotes cross-block connections that generate new urban spaces ‘colorway’ offers an architecture designed in human scale that fosters a method for creating activity-positive space by allowing people to color their journeys. The post beomki lee promotes cross-block connections that generate new urban spaces appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Pentagon’s ‘revised’ $416mn program trained fewer than 100 Syrian fighters – reports Fewer than 100 Syrian fighters have been trained under a revamped train-and-equip program run by the Pentagon, US media report. The new focus is on training rebel leaders as “spotters” of Islamic State targets for US-led coalition airstrikes, officials say. Read Full Article at RT.com
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How to Silence Those Annoying Facebook Live Notifications Facebook Live, which debuted less than a year ago, was originally only for celebrities so we could catch a glimpse into their “normal” lives. Now, however, Facebook Live is available for everyone, which may be amazing or horrible depending on the people who make up your friends list and your view on the feature. With the nature of Live, it makes sense that you’d want to let people know when you’re
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astro’s brain-bending mural turns an apartment into an architectural wormhole on the street-facing façade of a residential building, the artist has painted a brain-bending optical illusion that sees a wall seemingly penetrate a deep and dark abyss. The post astro’s brain-bending mural turns an apartment into an architectural wormhole appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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First made-in-China jetliner makes debut commercial flight The first regional jet produced in China’s initiative to compete in the commercial aircraft market made its debut flight Tuesday carrying 70 passengers.
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Research may lead to more durable electronic devices such as cellphones Deep inside the electronic devices that proliferate in our world, from cell phones to solar cells, layer upon layer of almost unimaginably small transistors and delicate circuitry shuttle all-important electrons back and forth.
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Scientists explain unusual and effective features in perovskite Perovskite is a material with an almost ideal structure. The majority of high-temperature superconductors are perovskite-based due to their non-ideal structure. The material can also be used to produce flexible solar batteries without rare-earth metals, which reduces costs and enables large-scale manufacture.
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Image: Testing Schiaparelli’s parachute This is a test version of the parachute that will slow the Schiaparelli entry, descent and landing module as they plummet through the Martian atmosphere on 19 October.
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Post-Orlando ISIS video calls for lone wolf attacks on San Francisco, Las Vegas A new Islamic State video is taunting those grieving after the Orlando mass shooting, celebrating the attack and calling for more like it in San Francisco and Las Vegas. This is the second video praising the Florida massacre – America’s bloodiest so far. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Putin to have phone conversation with Erdogan on Wednesday President Vladimir Putin will have a phone conversation with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayip Erdogan, on Wednesday – the first since Russia-Turkey relations became strained after last year’s downing of a Russian jet over Syria, the Kremlin reports. Read Full Article at RT.com
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BoozePad Is The Ultimate Coaster; Keeps Your Beer Cool Beer innovation is happening faster than ever. We’re truly blessed to live in an age where you can automate your way into becoming a home brewer of … Read More
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Balluga Is The Most Comfortable ‘Smart’ Mattress In The World You can’t beat insomnia with a bad bed situation. That being said, investing in a new mattress can be expensive and only provide incremental improvement over your … Read More
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Ditch The GoPro And Get Yourself A VR-Capable 4K 360Fly Camera Your GoPro is obsolete. Why? It simply can’t take 4K 360-degree videos the way that something like that 360Fly can. The 360Fly camera is the world’s … Read More
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Mosquito XET Is A $40,000 Personal Helicopter Do you dream of solar-powered helicopters? Salivate at the chance of flying to work instead of getting stuck in traffic like a rube? If so then … Read More
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Magnetic switch holds promise for double capacity solid state storage Japanese scientists have developed a device that can switch safely and quickly between magnetic and electronic signals. In so doing they’ve opened the door to a doubling of the storage capacity of conventional memory devices such as solid-state drives and USB flash drives… Continue Reading Magnetic switch holds promise for double capacity solid state storage Category: Computers Tags: Ho
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Every Dream Is An Epic Adventure In A Hot Air Balloon Bed Check out this Air Balloon bed by Circu. Every dream would be an epic adventure. This bed is the sort of thing that you see in magazines and catalogs but no one you know would ever own it. See Also: I Want To Live In This “Calvin And Hobbes” Bedroom How much is it? I have no idea because there’s no price info which means it costs enough that you have to not care about how much it is to buy it. N
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SunPower nabs record for world’s most efficient rooftop solar panel Solar panel efficiency is the holy grail of the solar power world, and SunPower just propelled the industry further with the “most efficient rooftop solar panel” in the world. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory confirmed their module has an efficiency of 24.1 percent, greater than the previous record of 22.8 percent also held by SunPower.
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Light Studies: 7 Structures That Brilliantly Use Brise-Soleil Architects use brise-soleil as solutions to overheating in many hot climates with long days of direct sunlight. These permanent sun-shading structures range from simple patterns of concrete fins to more elaborate wing-like mechanisms that can be adjusted based on different solar angles throughout the day and across the seasons. Some buildings incorporate louvers into the shades to mitigate high-a
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AI Downs ‘Top Gun’ Pilot In Dogfights schwit1 writes from a report via Daily Mail: [Daily Mail reports:] “The Artificial intelligence (AI) developed by a University of Cincinnati doctoral graduate was recently assessed by retired USAF Colonel Gene Lee — who holds extensive aerial combat experience as an instructor and Air Battle Manager with considerable fighter aircraft expertise. He took on the software in a simulator. Lee was
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Why you’ll never buy a 3D printer While 3D printer sales will experience healthy growth over the next four years, consumer machines remain a technology in search of a purpose, according to researcher IDC.3D printers, materials and services in the U.S. grew by almost 20% in 2015 compared to the year before, representing $2.5 billion market. And 3D printer shipments are expected to experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) o
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Uber Is Launching ‘Uber for Hot Air Balloons’ Image: GettyIn a move just short of self-parody, Uber has announced a new feature that will let certain users request a hot air balloon or boat—you know, for that casual commute to work.The company, which in its salad days was merely for cars, made the announcement at TechCrunch Shanghai. The bad news is that it’s currently only available in China, because ride-sharing competition in China is heat
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core architects adds vertical extension to traditional korean house in seoul the project preserves the existing hanok as much as possible while it creates a contrast between old and new, adding 50% more area. The post core architects adds vertical extension to traditional korean house in seoul appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Senate expansion of FBI surveillance meets obstacle A move in the Senate to provide enhanced surveillance powers to the FBI through the use of National Security Letters (NSLs) met a hurdle Monday after Senator Ron Wyden placed a hold on the 2017 Intelligence Authorization bill over the controversial provisions. Wyden’s hold is a a measure by which a senator or group of senators can prevent a motion from reaching a vote. Tech companies and indust
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UK stripped of top ‘AAA’ credit rating after voting to quit EU International rating agencies Fitch, Moody’s and Standard and Poor’s have all downgraded Britain, following the country’s vote to leave the EU. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Lebanon army detains 100 Syrians after Qaa bombings Lebanon’s army detains more than 100 Syrians for entering the country illegally following two waves of suicide bombings in a border village.
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What Design Can Do to examine how Africa can help solve Europe’s design “identity crisis” Dezeen promotion: this year’s What Design Can Do conference will focus on European identity and how the continent can learn from new initiatives emerging in Africa (+ slideshow). (more…)
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This Feature May Make You Switch to Google Keyboard Typing on a smartphone has never been easy, especially if you use a device with a smaller screen. Even if you’re skinny like me, “fat finger syndrome” is a very real problem. You always end up hitting the wrong key. Sure, you could always switch to gesture typing — supported by most modern keyboard apps — but that still doesn’t solve the frustrations of fixing a typo or changing a word to somethin
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Alphabet proposes scrapping buses in favor of Ubers (updated) Sidewalk Labs, Alphabet’s smart cities think-tank, wants governments to scrap buses and other forms of public transport. That’s the headline stat coming out of a cache of documents obtained by the Guardian that reveals the firm’s plans for the city of Columbus, Ohio. The 15th largest city in the US recently won a Smart City challenge, complete with $50 million in extra funding from the Department
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Scientists develop nanomachines to diagnose illness Imagine you want to build an intricate work of architecture, like a castle.
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Tunnel Vision reminds you what to work on next, every time you open a browser tab Ever find yourself aimlessly surfing the web when you really should be working? You probably lack a clear idea of what tasks to work on next and in this day and age distractions are just a click away. Well, you’re not alone. This has happened to me countless of times, which is why I decided to solve it once and for all. Get back on track Tunnel Vision aims to solve the problem by showing you what
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Laser pulses produce glowing plasma filaments in open air, could enable long-distance monitoring Researchers at MIT and elsewhere have found a new way of using mid-infrared lasers to turn regions of molecules in the open air into glowing filaments of electrically charged gas, or plasma. The new method could make it possible to carry out remote environmental monitoring to detect a wide range of chemicals with high sensitivity.
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The best third-party keyboards for iPhone and iPad Whether it’s the slim butterfly mechanism of the new MacBook or the bouncy fabric of the Smart Keyboard, the feel and travel of the letters under our fingers has as much impact on our productivity as the speed of the processor and size of the screen.It’s no different on our touchscreen devices, and thanks to third-party developers and iOS’s now-open keyboard API, the iOS typing experience has go
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Gravitational physics poised for new era of discovery The recent detection of gravitational waves from the collision of two black holes signals a new era in gravitational wave astrophysics that will allow probing of the Universe in never before known ways, writes a Montana State University physicist in a recent scholarly paper.
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Mutant enzyme study aids in understanding of sirtuin’s functions The enzyme sirtuin 6, or SIRT6, serves many key biological functions in regulating genome stability, DNA repair, metabolism and longevity, but how its multiple enzyme activities relate to its various functions is poorly understood.
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Brexellent! UK burns no coal for first time since 1882 Some good news from my home country. For a change…
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Airline finds cheapest way to save fuel is to tell pilots to save fuel Simply by telling pilots their fuel consumption is being monitored, Virgin Atlantic saved millions.
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Newly created ‘sandwich rings’ could lead to better computers Scientists have created an iron-based ring structure that could be used for new applications in electronics and sensing.
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Jibo Is Like Alexa and a Puppy Inside One Adorable Robot Your family’s about to get a little bigger. Specifically, one 11-inch robot bigger. The post Jibo Is Like Alexa and a Puppy Inside One Adorable Robot appeared first on WIRED.
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Clinton Wants to Forgive Student Debt for Entrepreneurs The presumptive Democratic nominee releases her full technology agenda today. The post Clinton Wants to Forgive Student Debt for Entrepreneurs appeared first on WIRED.
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Crimea prosecutor Poklonskaya ready to run for parliament on pro-Putin party ticket Chief prosecutor of the Republic of Crimea, Natalya Poklonskaya, has said she will run for the State Duma as part of the United Russia party ticket, and that if elected she would be best suited to a role on a security or anti-corruption committee. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Corbyn ‘no confidence’ vote expected… but grassroots rally for Labour leader Jezza Rebelling Labour MPs will vote on a motion of no confidence in Jeremy Corbyn on Tuesday, but his allies insist the secret ballot has “no meaning” and the grassroots will stick with the Labour Party leader. Read Full Article at RT.com
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How greed could destroy the ransomware racket Ransomware scam artists have a good thing going. They infect some computers and inflict a distasteful—but ultimately logical—choice on the victims: Pay up or lose your data. Ransoms can be an expensive lesson for most. Many consumers opt not to pay and rely on whatever backups they have. Businesses often pay—an act that may require dealing with Bitcoin markets as well as feeling like a chump. Y
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Sensor Expo Highlights Energy Harvesting Using environmental energy to power remote sensor nodes remains a high interest item among system designers, especially those choosing wireless sensor node (WSN) components for remote and/or hazardous locations. At the Sensor Expo conference in Santa Clara, Calif., presenters at an energy harvesting and power symposium agreed that energy harvesting systems still require juggling many variables.
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House in the top of the mountain ‘House in the top of the mountain’ is a private home in the Hyogo Prefecture of Japan. The house is perched on a sloping site overlooking the city. The home features a sloping roof which mimics the surrounding landscape.
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Chemist says trapped electrons to blame for lack of battery efficiency Forget mousetraps—today’s scientists will get the cheese if they manage to build a better battery.
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New data replication method for disaster-resilient information platforms Researchers have developed a way to protect data and enable information services to continue working in disaster-affected areas, even when there is a network disruption over a wide area preventing access to remotely located back-ups.
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Paris court charges Assad uncle with corruption Prosecutors in Paris charged Rifaat al-Assad, the uncle of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, with corruption earlier this month, an anti-corruption group said Tuesday.
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IDG Contributor Network: Lies, damn lies, and statistics: How to take something positive from the UK’s EU referendum campaign The recent referendum campaign in the UK reminded me of a familiar refrain thrown at data analysts like myself: “lies, damn lies, and statistics.”The modern take, as seen in the campaign, was led by Leave campaigner Michael Gove whose main response to expert economic arguments was “people in this country have had enough of experts.”The Leave campaign did not debate maturely with data-driven opin
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The Internet of Things Goes Nano Tiny sensors could take medicine, energy efficiency and many other sectors to a whole new dimension — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Terabyte terror: It takes special databases to lasso the Internet of Things When even your fridge is spewing data, someone needs to manage things. (credit: Ron Amadeo) If you believe figures from the technology research firm Gartner, there will be 25 billion network-connected devices by 2020. The “Internet of Things” is embedding networked sensors in everyday objects all around us, from our refrigerators to our lights to our gas meters. These sensors collect
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New technique uncovers hidden face behind cosmetic paints Face recognition has become a key tool for unobtrusive human identification broadly applied in areas of surveillance, forensic, security, access control, etc. In recent years, although the accuracy of today’s visible-spectrum facial-recognition systems has rapidly increased and are robust to various conditions such as illumination, pose and expressions, there are some challenges that compromise th
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High-pressure generator using a superconducting diamond developed Researchers of National Institute of Materials Science and Ehime University, Japan, developed a new diamond anvil cell by micro-fabricating a superconducting diamond, which conducts electricity like metal and serves as electrodes, on the world’s hardest and chip-proof nano-polycrystalline diamond.
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Putting pressure on 3D-printed structures Through a series of dynamic compression experiments on additively manufactured (AM) structured lattices, a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory team, supported by colleagues at Los Alamos National Laboratory, has found that the assemblies have unique properties not exhibited by disordered cellular materials.
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What Is the Legal Pot Industry Doing with All Its Cash? Marijuana is now legal medically in 25 states and recreationally in four states and Washington, DC. And yet, the budding industry is forced to operate mostly in cash due to stigma and the fact that the drug is still illegal at the federal level.It’s inconvenient, and most marijuana businesses would prefer to open an above-board bank account like any other corporate customer. While some small banks
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This iPhone 5 feature may be about to make a comeback Choosing the color of your new phone is one of the hardest decisions to make when upgrading and it looks like that decision may be even harder with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.The latest rumor suggests there will be a new color option this September. It won’t be the heavily anticipated Deep Blue but a ‘Space Black’, marking the return of a color not seen since the iPhone 5.One report claims the
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This camera is small enough to be injected into your brain A team of researchers at the University of Stuttgart has developed a teeny-tiny little camera that could be used in medicine, security monitoring and for miniature robots.Normal lenses can’t be made this small with traditional techniques, so the team used 3D printing methods to built up the camera’s three lenses layer by layer. The team says that its technique represents a ‘paradigm shift’ in the
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Hackers gonna hack — and 66% of consumers will stop doing business with your company if it happens to you SPONSORED: This sponsored post is produced by Centrify. A recent study commissioned by Centrify found that 66 percent of adults in the U.S. are at least somewhat likely to stop doing business with a company that has suffered a cyberbreach. And less than half of Americans are very satisfied with how corporations handle cyberbreaches. The study surveyed 2,400 people across the U.S., UK, and Germany
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Scientists 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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Low-current, highly integrable spintronics device developed A research team at National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) and Tokyo University of Science, Japan, jointly developed a device capable of controlling magnetism at a lower current level than conventional spintronics devices. The new device was fabricated by combining a solid electrolyte with a magnetic material, and enabling insertion/removal of ions into/
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Excitement Builds for the Possibility of Life on Enceladus Scientists tackle the question of how to search for life on Saturn’s sixth-largest moon — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Algorithm Predicts Dystopian Book About Technology Should Be Massive Bestseller An algorithm that predicts bestselling books has awarded a perfect score to The Circle by Dave Eggers, a book that just so happens to be a dystopian satire of life in Silicon Valley. Hmm.Said algorithm was developed by Matthew Jockers, co-founder of the Stanford Literary Lab, and former publisher Jodie Archer to prove that there is a formula for which books sell. (Anyone who has watched the succes
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A Few Thoughts on Brexit: New at Reason Marian Tupy has a few thoughts on Brexit: First, I have not been a supporter of David Cameron’s “one nation conservatism,” which eschews fundamental economic reform and embraces the “nanny state,” but I applaud the Prime Minister for fulfilling his election pledge and giving the electorate the referendum that the people of Britain wanted for a very long time. Unlike a frighte
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Evidence of drug use detectable in hair for months With new analytical techniques, evidence of drug use remains detectable in hair for months. This is the conclusion of the PhD thesis ‘Improved forensic hair evidence for drugs of abuse by mass spectrometry’ by Wilco Duvivier. He will defend his thesis on 5 July at Wageningen University.
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UN human rights chief urges Britain to act over post-Brexit ‘xenophobic’ attacks UN High Commissioner for Human Rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has urged British authorities to act to stop rising “xenophobic attacks” following the Brexit referendum and ensure all those suspected of racist attacks are prosecuted. Read Full Article at RT.com
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UAE Mulls Life after Oil–and on Mars Space program official Sarah Amiri says the United Arab Emirates is tapping young minds as its economy changes — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Peer Pressure Can Be Used to Enhance Learning and Creativity By not tapping the teenage fixation on social life, schools are missing an opportunity to motivate students — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Here’s what’s missing from the new drone regulations  Last week, we welcomed the much-anticipated Part 107 drone regulations, which will supersede the current exemption process and is estimated by the FAA to eliminate 85 percent of the present exemptions to drone piloting. Notably, the new regulations standardize visual line of sight (VLOS) flights of unmanned aircraft that weigh less than 55 lbs. (25 kg). And, in a move that’s most… Read More
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How Many Republicans Marry Democrats? Evidence abounds that Democrats and Republicans really do not like each other. Researchers have found that they avoid dating one another, desire not to live near one another and disapprove of the idea that their offspring would marry someone outside their party (see here, here, here). Sure, most people are not very political, but among those who are, partisanship seems to be affecting nonpolitical
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Saving at the supermarket simple with unit pricing comparison A family of four could save $1000 to $1700 on their weekly grocery shop each year by using a simple, often-overlooked tool to find the best value-for-money buys, a world-first study has found.
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The Even headphones make you feel better about your poor hearing The best headphones in the world don’t mean much if the listener’s hearing isn’t up to the task. A great pair of cans could offer clear, balanced sound that highlights every little nuance in a song, but that means very little when pitted against decades of hearing loss. This frustrating situation for headphone manufacturers and music makers alike has led to the creation of headsets that customize
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Airbnb sues over registration of San Francisco homes Home sharing site Airbnb is suing San Francisco over a new law requiring that anyone who offers their home through the rental site first register the dwelling with the city.
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Today in Gear: June 28, 2016 A track-gulping speed demon, a 40TB external hard drive, a rain jacket even Mother Earth could love and much more. …Read More »
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This Company Is Revolutionizing How We Put On Sunscreen Imagine if you no longer had to bend over backwards to protect yourself from UV rays.Applying sunscreen can be a tedious chore that often seems to require superhuman flexibility and the need for at least an extra set of hands.Read Full Story
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One of these poems was written by an AI — can you guess which one? Artificial intelligence has competed against humans as novelists, go players, hackers, and pathologists. Now, AI algorithms have taken on the role of poet through PoetiX, a competition arranged by the Neukom Institute for Computational Science at Dartmouth College. The PoetiX challenge asked programmers to create software that can write a sonnet based on a single noun or noun phrase prompt. The be
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Upcoming climate hazards to hit hard Europe’s industry, transport and energy infrastructure Potential damage from climate hazards to critical infrastructures in the energy, transport, industrial and social sector could triple by the 2020s, multiply six-fold by mid-century, and surpass 10 times today’s total of 3.4 billion €/year by the end of the 21st century, according to a new JRC study.
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Minor mergers are major drivers of star formation Around half of the star formation in the local Universe arises from minor mergers between galaxies, according to data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. The patch of sky called Stripe 82 is observed repeatedly to produce high-quality images of spiral galaxies. Disruptions to the shapes of these galaxies, caused by interactions with their smallest neighbours, pointed to increased star formation in
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Audiogram-administering earphones deliver tunes with prescription-like customization Human anatomy varies so much, that our own two ears can hear as differently from each other as they might to anyone else’s. But one company has taken a more scientific approach towards delivering the kind of sonic experience so many individuals spend endless hours seeking. Even’s earphones are designed to analyze, adjust, and adapt audio to ears by using a built-in audiogram, or hearing test…
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New cotton disposable disinfecting wipes effective, biodegradable Disposable disinfecting wipes made from nonwoven synthetic fibers are popular because they are convenient and effective. The wipes are soaked in a solution that contains germ-killing compounds called “quats.” The quats release readily from the synthetic-fiber wipes, but those fibers decompose slowly in landfills. While cotton and other cellulose-based fibers are biodegradable, quats do n
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Google Thinks the Future of Code is Toy Blocks With a new initiative called Project Bloks, a team of Google researchers is trying to make coding a hands-on experience—literally. The post Google Thinks the Future of Code is Toy Blocks appeared first on WIRED.
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Calais migrant crisis: Brexit will make France ‘more demanding’ of UK France will be “more demanding” of the UK with regard to migrants in Calais camps, French Economy minister said, adding that Brexit created a “political context” for revision of the border deal between Paris and London. Read Full Article at RT.com
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European markets rebound after two days of heavy losses Stocks in Europe are recovering on Tuesday after two days of panic selling provoked by Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. Indices in London, Paris and Frankfurt are all gaining, up more than two percent in afternoon trading. Read Full Article at RT.com
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US destroyer gets dangerously close to Russian patrol boat in Mediterranean – Moscow The US guided-missile destroyer Gravely breached international navigation safety rules by coming within dangerous proximity of the Yaroslav Mudry, a Russian frigate, in the eastern Mediterranean, the Russian Defense Ministry has said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Growing Arctic carbon emissions could go unobserved A new NASA-led study has found that in at least part of the Arctic, scientists are not doing as good a job of detecting changes in carbon dioxide during the long, dark winter months as they are at monitoring changes during the short summer. That’s a concern, because growing Arctic plants can act as a brake on global warming rates by removing carbon from the atmosphere, but increasing cold-season e
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House That Features Interesting Wood Ceilings The Nook Residence by MU Architecture is located in a quiet area of the Eastern Townships in Quebec, Canada. Turning its back to the street, it offers a virtually blind facade that encourages discovery and piques curiosity. Strategically located windows and a large opening in the white mass give a hint at the beautiful scenery below. The house clings to the steep terrain and seems to be projecting
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How Financial Minimalism Helps You Save Money & Eliminate Stress Money doesn’t have any value on its own; it’s just pieces of paper. The real value of money is what it can afford you. For a lot of people, the true motivation behind amassing wealth is the goal of not stressing about finances on a day-to-day basis. But what if I told you that this is possible without having to be a millionaire? In fact, you can live a life of stress-free finances even if you’re e
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This New “Fancy Fence” System Retracts Gate Directly Into Ground A new fencing system uses the same tried and tested hardware as a standard sliding gate, but with a twist; the vertically operable slats sink into the ground in less than five seconds, disappearing completely. The Fancy Fence was created to streamline accessibility, while also improving the visual bulk of traditional fences by removing all horizontal elements. The system can be installed in an
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How The Space Industry Feels About Our Puny Earthbound Election The private space sector is booming but for growth to continue, America’s next president needs to invest in exploring the universe.At this very moment, two American astronauts are floating in outer space, surveying a little blue planet where Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are duking it out on the campaign trail. But even though they are blissfully distant from the barrage of election coverage th
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Greenery in Neighborhoods May Reduce Adolescent Aggressive Behavior Adolescents in urban communities may have less aggressive behaviors if they live in neighborhoods with more greenery, such as parks, golf courses, or fields. Studies have shown that the families we grow up in, the places we work, and the friends we keep (our social environment) play a large role in influencing behavior. However, not much is known about how one’s outdoor environment – such as the g
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Urban rabbits distance themselves more from their neighbours As a group of researchers at Goethe University has now discovered, urban rabbits display a greater need to segregate themselves from their neighbours.
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Astronomers release spectacular survey of the distant Universe Astronomers today (28 June) released spectacular new infrared images of the distant Universe, providing the deepest view ever obtained over a large area of sky. The team, led by Prof Omar Almaini, present their results at the National Astronomy Meeting at the University of Nottingham.
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Understanding Our Polarized Political Landscape Requires a Long, Deep Look at Our Worldviews Brexit, Trump, the Bernie Sanders phenomenon and more can be explained by examining evolving categories of fundamental beliefs — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Oil Rubbed Bronze Introducing Karcher Design’s newest product for summer 2016, our line of contemporary stainless steel door hardware now includes an Oil Rubbed Bronze finish. Karcher Design is known for excellent German engineering, and our hardware is found in residences, universities and business. Our products are made with 304 stainless steel that then goes through a two-layer electric plating process. As this
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LinkedIn launches programmatic buying for its display ads LinkedIn is making its display ads more available to advertisers. The Microsoft-owned professional social network announced today that it has launched programmatic buying to let brands make real-time bids on display ads within their own demand-side platforms (DSPs) or third-party ad networks that are used to manage ads for other media properties. Advertisers can purchase LinkedIn display ad invent
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Google sharpens Maps, Earth with petabyte of crisp NASA satellite imagery Google Earth and Maps now offer sharper images of the world, thanks to fresh data from NASA’s newest Landsat satellite.
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BauBax puts wireless charging ports in your clothes Life would be so much easier if we could keep our phones charged just by slipping them into our pockets or purses. Startup BauBax thought so too, and went about crafting a set of garments that offer wireless charging on the go. The project launched on Kickstarter today, and I had a chance to preview prototypes of the new line to see how well it looked, felt and worked. The premise is simple. Slide
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Drones to keep tabs on light pollution Astronomers at Nottingham Trent University have developed a light, low cost system, deployable on a drone, that could help everyone monitor and control light pollution. The team, led by undergraduate student Ashley Fuller, present their work at the National Astronomy Meeting at the University of Nottingham.
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Let’s Hear it for the Boys – Lululemon’s New ABC (Anti-Ball Crushing) Pants No more beating around the bush. We’re tired of all the metaphors and euphemisms and safe words when talking about human anatomy. You say push-up bra. We say “boob enhancer”. You say hemorrhoid cream. We say “inflamed butt vein medication”. Anyone? No? Fine, we’ll leave the hemorrhoid cream as it is, but the point is that every now and then […]Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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Small town library leads freedom of internet browsing charge A small town library in New Hampshire is having a big impact on discussions of privacy and freedom of information. The Kilton Public Library in the town of Lebanon, New Hampshire, population 13,000, withstood requests from Homeland Security to shut down their Tor internet browser-equipped PCs, and continues to allow identity-masked internet searches and traffic despite the concerns of local law en
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The “Internet of Things” Needs a Fix The Internet of Things will remain a cumbersome wireless landscape until it finds a way to connect to us — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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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. Led by Professor Hilary Downes of Birkbeck College London, the team announce their results at the National Astronomy Meeting in Nottingham on Monday 27 June.
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Pollen-carrying birds need safeguard against Perth’s sprawl Western Australia’s urban sprawl may be closing in on the future of the state’s fragile native plant and bird population, according to a recent study.
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Meet RobERt, the dreaming detective for exoplanet atmospheres Machine-learning techniques that mimic human recognition and dreaming processes are being deployed in the search for habitable worlds beyond our solar system. A deep belief neural network, called RobERt (Robotic Exoplanet Recognition), has been developed by astronomers at UCL to sift through detections of light emanating from distant planetary systems and retrieve spectral information about the ga
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CR7 is not alone—A team of super bright galaxies in the early universe Astronomers have identified a family of incredible galaxies that could shed further light on the transformation of the early Universe known as the ‘epoch of reionisation’. Dr David Sobral of Lancaster University will present their results on Monday 27 June at the National Astronomy Meeting in Nottingham.
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Watching lightning strikes in real time is engrossing as hell Last week at around three in the morning I was woken by the loudest thunderstorm I’ve ever heard in my life. It may sound silly but it was a genuinely awe-inspiring thing: the lightning turned the room incandescent, the sonic boom rattled the window like cannon fire, and then left with a bass rumble like continental drift. Being dazed from waking up no doubt strengthened this impression, but it’s
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Brexit a Victory for Xenophobia? Not So Fast. Brexit wasn’t about xenophobia and the Leave campaign was not alone in appealing to emotion. J.D. Tuccille writes: Just weeks before the Brexit vote, the European Union stirred a hornet’s nest with a proposal to require restaurants to serve olive oil only in commercially purchased bottles, not in refillable cruets or bowls. The ban, almost certainly intended to benefit large producers at the exp
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Magnetic Shoe Laces makes life a snap You know, the idea of shoelaces might have been a dapper one back when it was thought up of, for the simple fact that Velcro has not been invented just yet. However, since shoelaces have long been a tradition in the world of footwear for the longest time, it would be silly to ditch such a design for good. The thing is, there are many different ways in which one can wear a pair of shoelaces, and th
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Nitecore newest Tiny Monster unleashes 2800 lumens with just one battery Ultralight beams.Photo: NitecoreNitecore’s Tiny Monster flashlights are known for being some of the most powerful and compact flashlights on the market and their latest mode is one of their most impressive yet. The TM03 manages to put out 2800 lumens in a flashlight that requires just a single battery. The TM03 has a battery runtime of 30 hours on the 40 lumen setting and has a hard-anodized alumi
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Birds pushed to the edge by floods A flock of cranes that ended up at the centre of a once-in-200-year flood has given researchers a rare insight into how wildlife copes with extreme weather.
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Ninefox Gambit is military science fiction for people who love mathematics Detail from the cover of Ninefox Gambit, by Yoon Ha Lee. (credit: Chris Moore) Plato believed mathematics was the highest form of beauty, being entirely concerned with universal truths and untarnished by base desire. Bertrand Russell described it as “a beauty cold and austere, sublimely pure, and capable of a stern perfection such as only the greatest art can show.” There have even been modern
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Pillo is a home health robot that poops out your pills Taking pills used to be something only old people did, at least, that’s how it was when I was a kid. But today, everyone seems to take pills at all ages for allergies, […]
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‘You’ve never done a proper job in your lives!’ Farage booed as he mocks EU parliament UKIP leader Nigel Farage has mercilessly trolled the European Parliament before warning them the UK will not be the last country to leave the EU. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Fiat Chrysler gearshift probe finds 266 crashes, 68 injuries A government investigation into confusing gear shifters like the one in the SUV that crushed and killed Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin found 266 crashes that injured 68 people.
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Cruise’s Kyle Vogt will speak about self-driving cars at Disrupt SF  A few months ago, many people learned about San Francisco-based startup Cruise Automation for the first time. After raising around $19 million and quietly building sensors for self-driving cars, the company got acquired by General Motors. So the startup must know a thing or two about the future of cars. That’s why Cruise founder and CEO Kyle Vogt will join us on stage at Disrupt SF 2016. Read Mor
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Goodbye accountants! Startup builds AI to automate all your accounting  Smacc, which uses AI to automate accounting, has secured a 3.5 million Series A round from Cherry Ventures, Rocket Internet, Dieter von Holtzbrinck Ventures, Grazia Equity and business angels. Smacc offers small and medium-sized enterprises a platform to digitize and automate accounting and financial processes. The founding trio Uli Erxleben, Janosch Novak and Stefan Korsch came up with the… Read
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Lotus leaf inspires scientists to create world’s first self-cleaning metals Taking their ideas from defence mechanisms found in plants such as the lotus leaf, the ‘High Throughput Laser Texturing of Self-Cleaning and Antibacterial Surfaces’, or ‘TresClean’ project, …
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Mortal Coil Skull This nifty plaything is sort of like a skull-shaped slinky. Designed by maker Ryan Kittleson, this Mortal Coil sculpture is a made-to-order 3D print from Shapeways, available in either white or black plastic, and also in a version that stretches side-to-side. Link Link 2 Price: $40 More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Sculpting an OctopusVehicle Sculptures by Jamie SchenaMaking a Copperhead C
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Scientists now listening for whales in New York waters with real-time acoustic buoy Scientists working for WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) New York Aquarium and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) now have an “ear” for the New York region’s biggest “voices and singers”— the whales of New York Bight.
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Returned samples of asteroid Itokawa show violent 4.5 billion year history In 2003, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched the Hayabusa probe. Its mission was to rendezvous with asteroid 25143 Itokawa in 2005. Once there, it studied a number of things about Itokawa, including its shape, topography, composition, colour, spin, density, and history. But the most exciting part of its mission was to collect samples from the asteroid and return them to Earth
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NOAA has a plan to protect the oceans from troubling noise pollution As if the world’s marine animals didn’t have enough to worry about — with climate change, ocean acidification, and overfishing threatening their existence — emerging research over the past several decades has also suggested that devastating “noise pollution” could be invisibly destroying their habitats. Now, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released a firs
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Jay Leno Can’t Do Flips in a Car and Not Expect Us to Do the Physics In this video, Jay Leno rides with Bob Riggle in a high power car. The car pulls a wheelie and then ends up rolling. Here is the physics behind both of these events. The post Jay Leno Can’t Do Flips in a Car and Not Expect Us to Do the Physics appeared first on WIRED.
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‘No notification, no negotiation’: EU officials banned from Brexit talks with Britain European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has forbidden EU officials from holding post-Brexit talks with Britain, saying there should be no “negotiations behind closed doors in smoke-filled rooms.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Continuum Bag – The Best Carry-On for One Bag Travel There’s nothing better than the joy of traveling with a single bag and Continuum Bag just helps you head that way. It is a sturdy and light carry-on with enough space for your laptop + 3-5 nights. You can carry it in the form of a backpack or a shoulder bag, whichever you prefer the most. The bag is made out of PVC Coated Ballistic Nylon with beefy zippers and double stitching throughout. The fron
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Modern Meadow raises $40 million to grow leather without livestock  A Brooklyn-based startup called Modern Meadow has raised $40 million to become a top source of leather for the world’s makers of fashion and accessories, luggage, sporting goods, upholstery and furniture. Rather than raising animals to slaughter them and take the skin off their backs in a physically and chemically intensive process, Modern Meadow “biofabricates” its leather… Read More
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6 Smart Home Gadgets You Should Install Before Leaving For Summer Vacation It’s official. It’s that time of the year again. Summer has landed. Inevitably, millions of us are going to jet away on vacation to some warmer climate, where we’ll laze our days away by some azure seafront, before being sharply jerked back into grim reality. But while you leave your work and your smartphones at home, worries about the safety of your home will follow you wherever you go. To calm y
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Wink’s smart home controller can hail an Uber car Wink’s Relay controller is about to do a lot more than tie your smart home together. The company is rolling out third-party service support that accomplishes tasks you wouldn’t normally expect from the device controlling your light bulbs. For one thing, you can order a ride through Uber — it’ll even show a ride you’ve ordered on your phone, in case you need a heads-up that your driver is nearly t
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Crochet Mermaid Tail Blanket Stay warm by transforming yourself into a magical sea creature with this crochet mermaid tail blanket. Available in a range of gorgeous colors, each beautifully sewn tail is extremely soft to the touch and comes in various lengths to accommodate all sizes. Check it out $24.88
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Ice Cream Sandwich Maker Enjoy a savory ice cream sandwich whenever the mood strikes by whipping some up using this special mold. It comes with an easy to follow chocolaty recipe and features a convenient design that lets you pop them out like ice cubes when they’re ready. Check it out $19.69
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Star Wars Patent Posters Prove you’re the ultimate Star Wars fan in the galaxy by acquiring these stunningly detailed patent posters. The set includes six posters depicting the blueprints for some of the most iconic vehicles like the X-Wing, AT-AT, and Millennium Falcon. Check it out $38.21
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Ultra-Quiet Smart Garage Door Opener Avoid making a loud ruckus every time you drive in and out of your home by installing this ultra-quiet smart garage door opener. It features a remarkably silent 2HP motor, and can be fitted with a variety of extra modules like a speaker, park assist, and fan. Check it out $248.00
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Zero Gravity Workstation If programmers had an Iron Throne, it’d probably look something like this zero gravity workstation. This glorious setup includes a reclining chair and comes outfitted with everything from articulating tables to folding arms so you can work in utmost comfort. Check it out $4,595.00
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Edo – The Giant Cardboard Bricks For Building Anything Edo is a set of cardboard blocks with which kids can build just about anything. Just let your imagination take over. A fort, a supercar you can sit in, a monstrous Tyrannosaurus, anything can come to life with Edo. These bricks are available in three sizes, giving an ample range of structural combinations for any project or creation that comes to mind. They are pretty solid, and the flat bricks ar
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Nutter Multi Tool by Full Windsor Complete any bike repair on the go with the Nutter Multi Tool by Full Windsor. Providing you with a compact carrying case and over a dozen individual tools in one, no job will seem too large. The Nutter Multi Tool includes a nylon tyre lever, a 15-mm box head spanner; a spoke key, a T25 Torx bit, both a Philips head and a flat head screwdriver, a magnetic tool bit extender, and even a bottle opene
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Portland Bike Reflector – Magnetic Safety Device Designed for the casual bicyclist, the Portland Bike Reflector lets you stay safe and visible without investing in multiple layers of expensive cycling clothing and accessories. Using magnets and a brace, the Portland Bike Reflector is a reusable piece of safety equipment that can be affixed to clothing, backpacks, messenger bags, or any number of pieces of equipment you already use while riding.
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Iris Bowl – Precision Machined Aluminum; Working Aperture Iris Bowl is an anodized aluminum container that stands out because of the way it opens. This innovative design can be operated with a twist of the top ring which in turn, will cause the iris closure to glide open. When you twist it in the other direction, it will glide close. The bowl can be put to use in various places, especially on your office desk to store paper clips, stamps, rubber bands, o
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Huawei’s MateBook is a solid 2-in-1 that still has some work to do  The theme of Huawei’s press conference atop One World Trade last week was clear: The company plans to make its mark in the U.S. The hardware maker has made a name for itself outside the States with a string of high-quality handsets, but, as with a number of Chinese companies, this country has thus far proven a tough nut to crack. Announced at Mobile World Congress earlier this… Read More
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Four Things I’ve Learned Using a Standing Desk I’ve been using a standing desk for a few months now and I love it. It makes me feel more productive, keeps me active, and cost me next to nothing to set up. Still, I had some growing pains. If you’re thinking about setting up a standing desk, here’s what I learned so you don’t have to.http://lifehacker.com/a-standing-des… My setup is pretty basic, but it gets the job done. I have a plain desk/t
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Amazon’s Blowing Out a Bunch of Popular Logitech Gear, Today Only Logitech Gold BoxAmazon’s back at it again this morning with a great collection of discounted Logitech peripherals, most of which are marked down to all-time low prices.A few of our favorites include the G500s gaming mouse for $28, the G35 surround sound headset for $40, a Z213 speaker set for $21, and the Harmony Ultimate Home Touch universal remote for $170, but be sure to head over to Amazon to
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People Who Value Time Over Money Are Happier Money can indeed buy happiness, but that doesn’t mean money is everything. A recent study found that people who value time over money tend to be happier.http://lifehacker.com/money-does-buy…We told you about a 2010 study that found a link between happiness and salary. The study found that “as people earn more money, their happiness rises,” until they hit a plateau of $75,000.http://lifehacker.co
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Significant Digits For Tuesday, June 28, 2016 You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news.1.6 percentDays after voters decided the U.K. will leave the European Unions, ratings agencies have reacted to the move. S&P changed the U.K.’s credit rating to AA, down from AAA, and Fitch moved its rating down to AA from AA+. Fitch adjusted its forecast for 2016 GDP growth from 1.9 percent to 1.6
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Tensions rise over LTE butting in on Wi-Fi channels The fight over LTE networks sharing channels with Wi-Fi appears to be heating up.The Wi-Fi Alliance says that by September there will be a way to test whether an LTE device can get along with Wi-Fi. But Qualcomm, one of the biggest backers of LTE-U (LTE-Unlicensed), is demanding those tests immediately.The latest disagreement arose after a workshop held last Wednesday, the latest in a series aim
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Carnivorous Glowing Worms Pretend They’re Stars to Attract Prey [Video] If you’re a moth, better check twice to be sure that’s really the sky you’re looking at — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Kasisto’s new bots want to be the Ask Me Anything of personal finance Kasisto, a spinoff of Siri-maker SRI International, added two bots to the personal finance bot space today with the introduction of MyKAI and KAI Banking. The two bots are available for Facebook Messenger, Slack, and via SMS — MyKAI for consumer finance and KAI Banking to help banks interact with their customers on these platforms. Kasisto’s two bots join Abe, Penny, and Finn in the personal finan
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Superconductor’s strange behaviour results in new laboratory tool Researchers from the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter and the University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands), together with researchers from the Institute for Materials Science in Tsukuba …
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This camera is so tiny it can be injected with a syringe Researchers at the University of Stuttgart in Germany have designed a micro-camera so small it can fit inside a syringe. The scientists believe that the new device can be used to explore areas of the body that cameras previously couldn’t access, as well as surveillance devices and machines with “autonomous vision.” Slightly smaller than a grain of salt The researchers, who published th
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Legal weed hasn’t turned all of Colorado’s teens into stoners A common argument against legalizing marijuana in the US has been that it would make weed more accessible to teens, even with age requirements for purchase. Legalize weed, the theory goes, and suddenly every teen in the country will buy a VW van and get a Spicoli haircut (no haircut). Turns out, that didn’t happen — at least not in Colorado. According to a 2015 survey of more than 17,000 middle a
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With Kindle PageFlip, Amazon brings skimming to ebooks Ebooks have made it easier to carry a library’s worth of novels and textbooks, and now Amazon’s new Page Flip feature for Kindle adds a virtual finger to temporarily hold your place. If you’ve ever wanted to flip between two points in an ebook without losing your place in the process, the update – coming to Kindle ereaders, Fire tablets, … Continue reading
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Egypt deports Liliane Daoud, British-Lebanese talkshow host Egyptian authorities deport popular British-Lebanese TV talkshow host, Liliane Daoud, whose programme aired views critical of the government.
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Energy-efficient security mechanisms for digital currency IT experts at Ruhr-Universität Bochum have developed a new cryptographic puzzle that might one day be used as a security mechanism for digital currency such as bitcoin. It consumes significantly less energy than the method used to date. The science magazine Rubin reports about their results.
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Researchers have proved that olive stones used to clean waste can also be used as fuel Scientists have demonstrated that olive stones can be used during nine cycles to clean waste from industrial metals discharged in water and as an environmentally friendly biofuel.
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Previously unknown global ecological disaster discovered There have been several mass extinctions in the history of the earth with adverse consequences for the environment. Researchers from the University of Zurich have now uncovered another disaster that took place around 250 million years ago and completely changed the prevalent vegetation during the Lower Triassic.
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Nanoga Develops Nanoscopic Watermark to Combat Counterfeits Nanoga, an EPFL-based startup, recently developed a new method to place a nanoscopic watermark onto ceramic or glass. It is not possible to fake products with this watermark, which is unseen by the…
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New Nanomachines with Potential to Impact Real-World Medical Applications Think of constructing a complex work of architecture such as a castle. Now imagine if when all its individual parts are gathered together, the castle automatically begins to assemble by itself….
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Graphene’s Unique Properties Harnessed to Develop Advanced Sensors and Membranes for Energy and Water A team of researchers from Masdar Institute are harnessing graphene’s unique and valuable properties of strength and electrical conductivity to assist the progress of technologies related to…
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Amazon made flipping through books on Kindles and tablets easier As useful (and as crazy thin) as e-readers can be, there’s something terribly satisfying about thumbing through a sheaf of processed plant matter with words on it. While you’ll never get the same sensory experience using a Kindle, Amazon at least tried to make it easier to skim through digital books, and you’ll get your chance to try it for yourself today. The feature is called PageFlip, and it’s
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Doppler’s Earbuds Are Way More Than Just Wireless Headphones Doppler Labs wants to change the way you listen to music, and to the world around you. The post Doppler’s Earbuds Are Way More Than Just Wireless Headphones appeared first on WIRED.
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The first augmented reality earbuds get smarter this November Earlier this year we reviewed a pair of smart earbuds that give you control over your ears’ experience of the world, letting you do things like cancel out an airplane engine or make your boring trip to the store sound like an acid-laced interlude from The Dark Side of the Moon. Neat technology and wacky novelties aside, though, one thing Here Active Listening earbuds lacked was an obvious and i
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Rising Sea Temperatures Are Luring Carnivorous Lionfish into the Mediterranean A lionfish (Pterois miles) swims in the sea. Image: Bob Owen/FlickrRising sea temperatures are fueling a surge in the numbers of a carnivorous lionfish (Pterois miles) in the Mediterranean, and they’re preying on herbivorous fish species that are key to maintaining the seas ecosystem.“The lionfish is an Indo-Pacific fish and it sits well in that ecosystem as there are predators that are used to ea
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How a Bot Convinced Me to Stop Buying Junk on Amazon Six thousand dollars?!Last week, while testing out a new bot called MyKai, I discovered—maybe “realized” is the better word here—that I had spent a small fortune on Amazon in 2015. Sure, I remember a lot of packages showing up that year, but I had never taken the time to assess exactly how much damage my apparent addiction to Kindle ebooks, PS4 games, and K-Cups had done to my wallet.This was an e
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Carbon pricing—a no-brainer for climate change? As the Democratic Party prepares for its upcoming convention, the platform committee is reportedly considering the implementation of a carbon tax to deal with climate change.
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UF/IFAS Researchers Try to Cut Costs to Control Aquatic Invasive Plants in Florida From 2008 to 2015, state and federal water resource managers spent about $125 million to control invasive aquatic plants in Florida, according to an April Extension document co-written by Lyn Gettys, a UF/IFAS assistant professor of agronomy and aquatic weed specialist. Of all the invasive plants in Florida’s waterways, hydrilla costs the most to contain — $66 million over a seven-year period.
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“Inflamm-Aging:” Alcohol Makes It Even Worse The immune system in the elderly is dysfunctional and infections are more prevalent, more severe, and harder to defeat. Drinking alcohol has a variety of damaging effects on the immune system and organs – like the gut, liver and lung – which can be worsened by pre-existing conditions as well as consumption of prescription and over-the-counter medications that aged individuals often take. This pres
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New database of molecular line lists lifts the veil on the composition of exoplanet atmospheres Now that scientists have identified a very high number of exoplanets, the next step—and probably the most exciting one—will consist in shortlisting actual Earth-like planets. Doing this requires an enormous quantity of spectroscopic data which the EXOMOL project just so happens to have compiled in a single database.
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Grace Digital CastDock X2 speaker makes its mark If you have not heard of Grace Digital Inc. before, then here is a little bit of background information – they happen to be the leading manufacturer of award winning Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, portable and home audio systems, and also happen to be first off the blocks in announcing the first speaker that has been made exclusively for Google’s Chromecast Audio device in the world, allowing it to stream musi
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Best Gaming Laptop Video Card Best Gaming Laptop Video Card Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site There are a lot of important aspects to consider when you’re looking to purchase a gaming laptop, but the first thing on your checklist should find the best gaming laptop video card. After all, you’re going to need something powerful if you’re looking to run the latest games. It’s not like your current laptop video card is up
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A.M. Links: Johnson vs. Trump vs. Clinton, Benghazi Report, Brexit How Gary Johnson is trying to win over anti-Trump and anti-Clinton voters. House Republicans are planning to release the Benghazi report today. European Union leaders are meeting in Brussels today to discuss Britain’s vote to exit the E.U. “Airbnb, the short-term rentals startup valued at $25.5 billion, is suing San Francisco after the city passed legislation that would penalize it for unre
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Surprise: Donald Trump & Hillary Clinton Pledge To Hike Historically High Spending Levels In a presidential campaign that has mostly been about rhetoric, vitriol, and sweeping statements (No more Mexicans! Much More Social Security!), it’s easy to lose sight of what is arguably the single-most important act of any chief executive: The amount of spending he or she pledges to enact. Such spending, especially when it is paid for with borrowed dollars (as it always is), is easy to sell to
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Russia first to install digital cameras on Open Skies surveillance aircraft – Defense Ministry Russia has become the first Open Skies Treaty member to install digital equipment on its two surveillance aircraft, the Defense Ministry announced. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Branson says Brexit wipes third of value from Virgin Group British multinational conglomerate Virgin Group lost a third of its value as a result of UK’s decision to quit the European Union, according to the company founder, billionaire businessman Richard Branson. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The Future Of Work? This Article I wrote it in virtual reality. WHOA.I’m at my standing desk, typing this note. But instead of looking at my 24-inch monitor as usual, I’m wearing an HTC Vive headset. And thanks to the new VR productivity app Space, I’m surrounded by six giant, 70-ish-inch screens. To my left, a small tower of YouTube videos. On my right, CNN’s latest on Brexit, and the Trump campaign page loaded just for a laugh.
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North America Will Draw Half Its Electricity from Carbon-Free Sources by 2025 Surprisingly, 37 percent already comes from noncarbon power plants, mostly nuclear and hydro — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Russian ISPs will need to store content and metadata, open backdoors Irina Yarovaya, the driving force behind Russia’s tough new anti-terrorism law. (credit: Official photographer of the Federation Council of Russia) Russia’s lower house of parliament, the State Duma, has approved a series of new online surveillance measures as part of a wide-ranging anti-terrorism law. In a tweet, Edward Snowden, currently living in Russia, wrote: “Russia’s new Big Brothe
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Wink Relay’s newest features take the touchscreen control panel beyond the smart home Not familiar with the Wink Relay? It’s an in-wall smart-home controller that you can install yourself. It takes the place of an in-wall light switch, connects to your Wi-Fi network, and can control smart lighting, thermostats, door locks, and other devices via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or ZigBee. With today’s firmware update, you’ll also be able to use its 4.3-inch touchscreen to call an Uber, monitor y
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The future of the Internet is at risk say global web experts Global web experts, including Professor Dame Wendy Hall from the University of Southampton, have warned that the future of the Internet is at a crossroads and we must act quickly to safeguard its future.
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Moon discovered orbiting dwarf planet Makemake A discovery by researchers at the Southwest Research Institute shows the dwarf planet Makemake located in the Kuiper Belt has a moon of its own. The post Moon discovered orbiting dwarf planet Makemake appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
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Take the virtual reality leap with a high-quality $19 VR Box Headset Virtual reality is finally taking off, and modern technology is allowing users to skip the ultra-expensive visual contraptions in favor of a simple mechanism to utilize the screen on your smartphone! The Virtual Reality Box Headset builds on Google’s ‘Cardboard’ technology to deliver a headset made from high quality ABS plastic, and 42mm spherical resin lenses to bring you gorgeous 3D effects. For
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Google’s Awareness API is out but comes with battery drain, spam warning The Awareness tools will allow apps to issue context-aware notifications, but Google is cautioning developers against misusing it.
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Android phones can now read books, signs, business cards via Google’s Mobile Vision Developers can even make their apps read aloud in real time any text that’s in the camera’s field of vision.
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Blocking key enzyme halts parkinson’s disease symptoms in mice Researchers say they have gleaned two important new clues in the fight against Parkinson’s disease: that blocking an enzyme called c-Abl prevents the disease in specially bred mice, and that a chemical tag on a second protein may signal the disorder’s presence and progression.
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Strange ‘dark hydrogen’ may exist deep inside giant gas planets Experiments on Earth reveal a new state of hydrogen that doesn’t reflect or absorb light – which could explain how planets like Jupiter cooled after formation
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SFI progress report shows 500 partner organizations coming together for future forests 2016 SFI Progress Report tells the story of how responsible forestry is helping improve our shared quality of life. The 400 different conservation and research projects reported by SFI Program Participants in 2015
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Thorny technical questions remain for net neutrality Federal rules mandating network neutrality – the concept that all internet traffic should be treated equally – were upheld recently by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. The decision was hailed as a win by civil-rights groups, entrepreneurs and tech giants like Google, as well as the Obama administration itself, which had proposed the rules in the first place. Under them, internet service provider
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Unidentified spectra detector A new algorithm clusters the millions of peptide mass spectra in the PRIDE Archive public database, making it easier to detect millions of consistently unidentified spectra across different datasets. Published in Nature Methods, the new tool is an important step towards fully exploiting data produced in discovery proteomics experiments.
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Puerto Rican Villa Wrapped in Sleek Steel ‘Microscope Slide’ Funky shapes add character to the work of Diaz Paunetto Arquitectos. When tackling the tricky renovation of a San Juan home, Diaz Paunetto Arquitectos—known for remarkable building transformations—needed a way to shield the front of the house from the sun while also giving it some much needed character. Inspired by the owner’s job in the medical field, the architects designed a perforated steel
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Doppler Labs’ Here One wireless earbuds mix reality with sonic fantasy As one of the biggest electronics conventions in the world, the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is packed with spectacular televisions, razor-thin laptops and outrageously fast phones. But this year, a product no one even knew how to categorize stole the show. Melding an intuitive app with a brilliantly designed wearable, the Here Active Listening system floored us with its ability to compl
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Check your Fitbit from the wall using Wink’s Relay light switch Not many smart home hubs come with screens; you’re supposed to control everything with your phone or voice. But Wink thinks there are times when you just want to do a status check and shouldn’t need to pull out and unlock your phone. That’s where its light switch with touchscreen, the Relay, comes in. It just got a bunch of upgrades. Starting today, you can use it as an intercom, program it as an
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Access your account with the snap of a photo thanks to LogMeOnce’s PhotoLogin LogMeOnce is already a pretty serious contender in online security — through the password management service you can log in to websites using fingerprint biometrics, PIN codes, and a password, and starting now, you’ll be able to log in simply by taking a photo. The new feature is called PhotoLogin, and to use it you simply take a photo on your desktop, then approve it on your smartphone. This way,
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Survey finds youth in Boston summer jobs program gain job readiness skills, higher academic aspirations After youth participated in Boston’s summer jobs program, a greater number reported having increased job readiness skills, higher academic aspirations, and improved connections with their neighborhoods—with the largest gains in some areas among minority groups—according to a new report co-authored by Northeastern’s Alicia Sasser Modestino.
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Five new confirmed microcephaly cases in Colombia may be harbingers of epidemic Just when it seemed that missing cases of microcephaly in Colombia were straining the credibility of the Zika virus’ connection to the birth defects, the latest report from Colombia includes five new cases of microcephaly with Zika infections.
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A new way to recycle polycarbonates that prevents BPA leaching (Phys.org)—A team of researchers at IBM’s Research facility in Almaden, San Jose (the same site where Watson was developed) has developed a one-step process for recycling polycarbonates into another type of plastic—one that does not release bisphenol A (BPA) into the environment when it is used or dumped into a landfill. They have published a paper describing their new technique in Proceedings of
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These colorful squares supposedly let you track and call your kid A few former Nokia employees got together and created some new gadgets, including a wellness ring, sound-cancelling earplugs, and a GPS. Now, the team is working together to create a GPS tracker for kids. The Snowfox notifies parents of their kids’ whereabouts while also letting them call their kids if they stray too far from a particular route. The device pairs with a companion iOS / Android app
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A rare helium mother lode has been found in Tanzania – CNET A massive supply could mean more gas for science, tech and hopefully not birthday parties
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7 Reasons Why You Should Encrypt Your Smartphone Data Are you encrypting your device? All major smartphone operating systems (OS) offer device encryption, but should you use it? Very simply, encryption is a way of scrambling your data so only authorized people, with the correct decryption key (i.e. PIN, password, or pattern), can read it. Without it, even if your key can’t be guessed, criminals could still, say, plug your smartphone into a PC and get
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Build a Website to Showcase your Creative Work (Sponsor) Beautifully simple. Showcasing your creativity is easy with Portfolio. When your creative work is your life’s work, nothing is more important than having a beautiful portfolio website. With Portfolio – which comes free with any Adobe Creative Cloud plan – you can quickly and simply build a website to showcase your creative work, so you can get back to doing what you do best. Flexible Custom Design
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iOS 10 Beta offers up prioritized app downloads iOS 10 is bringing with it a number of new features, including the ability to remove stock apps from your homescreen and add stickers to your text messages, but today we’re getting word of a particularly exciting feature that offers up a lot of utility. A Reddit user by the name of nite_ has discovered that iOS 10 Beta 1 … Continue reading
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Ikea’s New Indoor Farms to Supply Produce for In-Store Restaurants The hydroponic system is basically a big Ikea hack. Just a few months after releasing an indoor gardening kit for apartment dwellers, Swedish furniture giant Ikea is scaling up their hydroponic system for commercial food production. The company teamed up with experimental Copenhagen lab Space 10 to develop an indoor farming system—simply named ‘The Farm’—which will be installed within Ikea’s in-
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Convincing Lung Cancer To Commit Suicide From Our Blogs: Under The Microscope Researchers have developed a method to kill lung carcinomas using a viral ‘suicide gene’ Lung cancer remains a significant threat to human health. Now researchers have devised a method to kill tumors by telling them to commit suicide.
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New blind and rare planthopper species and genus dwells exclusively in a Brazilian cave This cave planthopper species new to science is only the second dwelling exclusively in the subterranean depths of Brazil from its family. Surviving without seeing the light of the day at any point of its life, this species has neither the eyes, nor the vivid colouration, nor the functional wings typical for its relatives.
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Hot, rocky planets may change their composition if rock components vaporize in steam atmospheres that escape to space The media often imply that the goal of the hunt for extrasolar planets is to find a rocky planet about the size of Earth orbiting a star like the sun at a distance that would allow liquid water to persist on its surface. In other words, the goal is to find Earth 2.0.
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Secure browsing and unlimited bandwidth: VPN Forever lifetime subscription is 92% off Barely two decades into its immersion in our everyday lives, the internet is the Wild West wonderland of all-access excitement. But with virtually unlimited access to knowledge and entertainment comes great risk, especially if your personal data isn’t secured with a Virtual Private Network (VPN). Safety and anonymity are essential in today’s digital world, with prying eyes and malicious hackers de
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Guy inspires us all with encouraging message left on a stranger’s phone Rob might just be the friend we all need in life. Someone named Megan abandoned her phone at a party, and according to Reddit, she received it the next day with a video message from Rob.  “I don’t know whose phone this is,” he said. “I just found, but you’re beautiful and you will always accomplish whatever your mind thinks it can do.” He continued on, waxing poetic about w
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Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall: This Year’s Top Architecture Gets Reflective Mirrors have had a place as a building material for a long while, from the Hall of Mirrors in Versailles to the John Hancock Tower in Boston. Speaking to the later example, the glassy material is especially popular as glazing on windows and other external walls, as a rather attractive skin. Its characteristics – luminance, transparency, and inability to deteriorate, corrode, stain or fade – make
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Texting Produces an Entirely New Kind of Brain Wave Pattern Image: PixabayA research team from the Mayo Clinic has shown that text messaging changes the rhythm of brain wave patterns in a way that’s never seen before. The discovery shows that smartphones are literally altering the way our minds work.We’re texting more than ever, yet little is known about the neurological effects of smartphone use. A new study shows that textural communication elicits a uni
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Devialet Phantom Speaker Turns (Rose) Gold: The all-in-one engineering marvel gets a powerful upgrade to 4000 watts Despite its innocuous, small egg shape, the powerful all-in-one Phantom speaker from French audiophiles Devialet is an incredible engineering feat to be proud of (they hold 102 patents as proof). During our in-person demo of the product, the Phantom…… Continue Reading…
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Serpent-shaped hotel coils around site contours in the Beskid Mountains It’s not easy to find the delicate balance between enjoying a beautiful landscape and destroying it – particularly not mountainous environs that require a particular kind of resilience. Challenged for a competition to pattern a hotel in the Beskid Mountains, dd Architekci sought to create an eye-catching design that would merge with the topography in order to minimize its impact upon it. The resul
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Honeybee circadian rhythms are affected more by social interactions Circadian rhythms are internal clocks that determine many of an organism’s daily rhythms, for example sleep-wake, feeding, urinary output and hormone production. Aligned with the environment by external forces such as sunlight and ambient temperature, circadian rhythms are important for animal health and survival. Disturbances of the circadian clock are associated with a variety of diseases in hum
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Innocent Slices of Bread Will Cower in Fear at This Death Star Toaster The ultimate power in the Star Wars universe can also be the ultimate power on your kitchen counter now that the Death Star has been turned into a two-slice toaster with settings for light, dark, burnt, and Alderaan’d.Read more…
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The LA Metro takes a cheerful, menacing approach to accidental death Welcome to Safetyville. Here you’ll find everything to be completely satisfactory, as long as you don’t mind the constant, heavy threat of accidental death by rail transport vehicle. Safetyville is the setting of the Los Angeles Metro’s new safety campaign, designed to deter people from doing things that could cause a train to potentially destroy their body on impact. Safetyville’s motto: “
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Add Feta Cheese to Your Brine for Delicious, Juicy Chicken Usually, I tend to favor a dry brine over a wet one, but I might switch sides for a bit to try the Kitchn’s feta cheese brine, which requires only two ingredients: feta (duh) and water.To make this cheesy, salty solution, you’ll need 2 ounces of feta and 2 cups of water for every pound of chicken. Blend the cheese and water together in a food processor (or you could use a stick blender) until smoo
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This Canadian Startup Can Track Your Emotions Through a Fitness Monitor Image: ShuttershockJean-Philip Poulin was feeling “joyful” and “excited” when I interviewed him recently in Montreal. I know this because he showed me his real-time emotion metrics during our conversation, which were being parsed by a machine-learning algorithm that uses heart-rate data transmitted from his Microsoft Band 2 fitness tracker. “Hey, you’re feeling good!” I exclaimed, and his “joyful”
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How to Recycle Your Used Electronics According to a United Nations University study (PDF), “the global quantity of e-waste generation in 2014 was around 41.8 [million metric tons].” That’s approximately 12 pounds of waste, or 38 iPhone 6s handsets, for every man, woman, and child on earth. And while some companies are working on making their devices more environmentally friendly, electronics remain full of nasty, harmful compounds.
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Possible evidence of human ability to detect Earth’s magnetic field found (Phys.org)—A scientist who has dedicated a significant portion of his life to proving or disproving the notion that humans have an ability to detect and respond to Earth’s magnetic field has given a talk at this year’s meeting of the Royal Institute of Navigation at the University of London, suggesting that he has found evidence that it is true. Joe Kirschvink with the California Institute for Tec
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Use a Box to Spray Paint Small Items with No Mess Spray paint is easy and relatively inexpensive, but if you don’t have the space to lay out tarp or paper to spray paint small items like drawer pulls, picture frames, and door handles, use a cardboard box to keep the mess in check.http://lifehacker.com/repair-or-cust…The box will contain the paint as you spray, resulting in more paint on your project and less on your walls, floor, or any other s
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Parking and traffic problems could soon be alleviated with Sidewalk Labs’ Flow Smart cities are hardly a new concept, in fact we’ve already seen some of them fail, like Masdar. Google, however, has a plan on how we can apply smart concepts to existing cities at a small scale, starting with traffic and parking, rather than wasting resources to build something from the ground up. The downside? It means the search giant will collect even more data on you. Okay, so it’s not enti
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Weekender submitted by David Citizen Men’s BN0000-04H Stainless Steel Eco-Drive Dive WatchWallet NinjaCRKT M16-10KSFZippo Slim Brushed ChromeAltec Lansing Mini H2ONite Ize DooHicKeySwiss+Tech Utili-KeyStreamlight NanoBONNEVIE Fish Bone Shaped Bottle OpenerNite Ize SBP2-03-01BG S-Biner Plastic Size-2 Double Gated Carabiner, BlackMophie PowerstationCoors light grey coozie
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Keep Your Essential Gear Powered Up With a Pair of APC UPS Discounts APC BR1500G, $129 | APC BR1000G, $94If you ever have to deal with power shortages and brief outages, Amazon’s offering all-time low prices on a pair of APC UPS backup power supplies, today only.If you use a desktop computer, these will of course keep your machine running without any interruption in the event of a power outage, which means you won’t lose any unsaved work. But even if you only use l
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North America Is Set to Announce Its Most Ambitious Clean Energy Target Yet Image: Jeff Kubina/FlickrThe United States, Canada, and Mexico are poised to announce an ambitious new energy pledge that would see 50 percent of North American electricity drawn from clean sources by 2025.That pledge, which encompasses renewables like wind and solar but also nuclear energy and carbon capture technology, signals a growing consensus about the energy future throughout the continent.
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Here One smart wireless earbuds block unwanted noise, let other sounds in Noise-cancelling headphones are great when you just want to eliminate all outside noise, as you might on board a plane, but there are times when you want to be able to block most outside noise, but not all. Being able to hear car engines while cycling, or announcements while on a train, for example. That’s what the Here One wireless earbuds are designed to do. The company says it uses smart noise
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Samson expands family of USB microphones Not many of us happen to own a microphone that is connected to the computer, for a very simple reason – there is hardly any reason to, unless of course, we do make conference calls as well as voice and video calls via Skype or other kinds of instant messaging software or apps. Well, for those who want to make sure that every single word gets across in a crystal clear manner, while minimizing the c
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Lost hormone is found in starfish Biologists have discovered that the evolutionary history of a hormone responsible for sexual maturity in humans is written in the genes of the humble starfish.
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Synthesized microporous 3D graphene-like carbons Zeolites’ nanoporous systems are an ideal template for the synthesis of three-dimensional (3D) graphene architecture, but the high temperatures required for their synthesis cause the reactions to occur non-selectively. The research team lowered the temperature required for the carbonization by embedding lanthanum ions (La3+), a silvery-white metal element, in zeolite pores.
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The Mill Blackbird Car Rig The Mill Blackbird Car RigUntil now, automotive content has often been dictated or hampered by car availability, model revisions, limited access to locations and footage that can quickly become irrelevant. In collaboration with JemFX, Performance Filmworks and Keslow Camera, The Mill has created The Mill Blackbird which sets out to transform the way automotive advertising is made – it’s a car rig
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Duchess Gaming & Dinner Table Board Game Tables’ convertible tabletop gaming table is made of rosewood, with a 3’x 5′ neoprene padded playing surface, and pop-out drink holders. It comes with a topper so you can use it as a normal dining table without disturbing the pieces on the playing surface. Hat Tip Link Price: $499+ More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Rocket Coffee TableSmart Slab ConceptTractor Coffee TableDIY Mec
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Putin promises response to foreign pressure by strengthening Russian military forces President Vladimir Putin called Russia’s military forces “a weighty argument against any provocation” and promised to further strengthen and modernize them in cooperation with allied nations. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Hate figure of junior doctors strike goes for PM’s job with promise of 2nd referendum Health Secretary Hunt has thrown his hat into the ring for the leadership of the Conservative Party and prime minister’s office while calling for any deal struck between Brussels and Westminster to be voted on in a fresh referendum. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Bahraini rights activist Nabeel Rajab hospitalized after 2 weeks in solitary confinement Prominent Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab has been taken to hospital with heart problems after spending more than two weeks in solitary confinement, his family said. Rajab is a vocal critic of the Bahraini government and led protests during the Arab Spring. Read Full Article at RT.com
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These Massive Slip ‘N Slides Will Put Your Fun Childhood Memories to Shame There is perhaps nothing more American than careening down a massive slip ‘n slide at a former Olympic park wearing a stars and stripes flag cape and a helmet.At the Utah Olympic Park, you can do exactly that. The park is home to the Slip ‘n Soar, a group of three ski ramps—a smaller ramp and two “single ramps”—situated over a massive, million-gallon pool. Does sliding down those things at a very
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Stanford scientists find ‘water windfall’ beneath California’s Central Valley California’s drought-stricken Central Valley harbors three times more groundwater than previously estimated, Stanford scientists have found. Accessing this water in an economically feasible way and safeguarding it from possible contamination from oil and gas activities, however, will be challenging. read more
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Speeding Up Human Development to Minimize Climate Change | Dr. Ashok Khosla | TEDxNirmaUniversity Mitigating Climate Change largely means reducing emission of carbon. Wadi an Agro forestry for small farms is a great method to regenerate our nature. Affordable Eco-friendly housing leads to sustainable lifestyles. Motivation for smaller families in perspective with jobs/livelihoods and Empowerment can be fulfilled by literacy/education. The question whether growth automatically leads to better w
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How Big Data can help fight discrimination | Giuseppe Ragusa | TEDxLUISS Giuseppe Ragusa is Professor of Economics of the Economics and Finance Department at LUISS Guido Carli University. He does research on econometrics, labor economics and macroeconomic models. In his speech, he will walk us through the world of econometrics and show us how a proper use of big data can help us fight discrimination in the workplace. Prof. Ragusa holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Uni
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Creating The Conditions For Originality | Glenn Smith | TEDxRoyalTunbridgeWells Can one small town in England reignite the one export that truly drives the British economy? This provocative and uplifting talk uses humour, surprising statistics and an emotional personal story to unlock the secret of building a more creative society. Glenn has achieved success by creating what he calls the conditions for originality within his various creative departments. He believes strongly
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The Surprising Truth About Freedom | Natalie Sisson | TEDxRoyalTunbridgeWells In a day and age where we are more connected than ever, and the gap between the wealthy and poor is ever expanding, who really has the most personal freedom of all? And how do we actually define freedom and what it means? Natalie Sisson, founder of the SuitcaseEntrepreneur.com and Right2Freedom.com took a leap of faith, leaving behind a secure job and home, and has the ultimate freedom experience
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Secrets to Doing the Impossible | Dan Meyer | TEDxAccra “I always wanted to find the secrets of doing the impossible and now, I have found it”. At a very young age, Dan was fascinated about doing the impossible but had great fears and that were stubborn limitations. Growing up, he learnt to overcome those fears by turning them into that amazing fuel that got him to do what seemed impossible.” Dan Meyer is a famed 38 times record holder a
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Genes y genealogías: ¿importa la herencia? | Susanna Manrubia | TEDxRivasVaciamadrid Todos mostramos un cierto orgullo por nuestros apellidos. O quizá disgusto, pero rara vez indiferencia. También nos complace contar con ancestros de renombre. Sin embargo, este sentimiento no está justificado a la luz de nuestra herencia biológica. Sucede que nuestros genes se hallan distribuidos entre todos los individuos de poblaciones no demasiado remotas en el tiempo que, quizá sorprendentemen
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Do not copy Silicon Valley! You can do better! | Péter Halácsy | TEDxTârguMureșSalon You can choose between fix mindset and growth mindset each time! It is up to you! Everybody is interested in your product, not the process! Péter is known as the co-founder and technology leader of Prezi, a cloud presentation platform which helps people share their stories in a more compelling way by taking the audience on a visual journey. Prezi was named one of Europe’s Hottest Tech Startups and
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Men: The Oppressed Gender | Amartya Talukdar | TEDxBESC Men ARE Raped and Women CAN Rape, its time we lift the veil over this important truth and realize the dire need for EQUALITY among men and women. Men’s Rights movement is picking its pace all over the world and India is not behind. Amartya Talukdar has done his Masters in Mechanical Engineering from The Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University. He was included as one of the leading blogge
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Let’s invest in people in Africa | Lucy Quist | TEDxAccra For most people, the mention of Africa takes their attention to the incredible weather and abundant natural resources. Amazing, but there is a bigger picture, a vision of a better and brighter continent because of its people. Believing and investing in the people of Africa makes them resources beyond those we already see Lucy Quist is s multiple award winning telecoms CEO currently heading Airtel
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Use the Force… or your brainwaves? | Tamás Imets | TEDxTârguMureșSalon The hidden possibilities, we can use the force of our brainwaves! Tamás is a 10 th grader at a local Art School in Miercurea Ciuc, although his interests range from electronics and physics to biology. Ever since he was a little kid, Tamás would disassemble toys and build something new and totally different out of the existing parts. He has experimented with everything from constructing flying mode
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TU eindhoven helps builders pioneer recyclable concrete constructions with giant 3D printer the 3D printer will enable builders to make details as small as a pea, as well as create all kinds, qualities and colors of concrete, all in a single product. The post TU eindhoven helps builders pioneer recyclable concrete constructions with giant 3D printer appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Serene Japanese House Features Oversized Roof and Dormer Window It was built as a retirement home for an elderly couple This spacious, asymmetric building in Gifu Prefecture (located in central Japan) was designed by Hiroki Tominaga Atelier as a retirement home for an elderly couple. While the oversized, overhanging roof and exaggerated dormer window are its most striking features, they were intended to blend in with the traditional roofline of the neighborho
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Jalopnik Owner Dumps Tesla Model X Over Quality Problems | io9 This Zootopia Deleted Scene Took Thin Jalopnik Owner Dumps Tesla Model X Over Quality Problems | io9 This Zootopia Deleted Scene Took Things in a Really Dark Direction | Kotaku Months Later, Players Finally Solve GTA V’s Bigfoot Mystery | Lifehacker 196 U.S. Cities, Ranked Best to Worst For Your Retirement |
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Engineers make major breakthrough in developing silk ‘micro-rockets’ that can be used safely in biological environments Sheffield engineers make major breakthrough in developing silk ‘micro-rockets’ that can be used safely in biological environments.
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PayPal puts a charitable giving button in its app for the first time  PayPal is rolling out an update to its mobile application which it hopes will put charitable giving in the forefront of customers’ minds. With a new button that appears at the bottom of the home screen of its app  – below options to order ahead or pay in-store – PayPal users can support a favorite cause through an in-app donation. The button connects users to the tens… Read More
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Top Gear USA cancelled by History Channel, Rutledge Wood reveals Sad news for fans of Top Gear’s American series – co-host Rutledge Wood has revealed that tonight’s show will be the final episode to air on History Channel. It would seem the network has decided to pull the plug on Top Gear USA, ending the show’s nearly six year run rather suddenly. Wood took his Facebook page to express his … Continue reading
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Melting mountains: How lidar and 3D printing helped create incredible candles Not many candles can claim to be made with geospatial surveying aircraft, 3D printers, and and high-definition laser radar — but Brad Swift doesn’t make your average pile of wax. His company, Cascadia Candle Co, is poised to take Kickstarter by storm this week with what’s undoubtedly the most high-tech line of candles ever made: 3D topographical beeswax candles made from lidar scans of real northw
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Testicular cancer survivors may have hearing loss after cisplatin therapy, study shows Many testicular cancer survivors experience hearing loss after cisplatin-based chemotherapy, according to researchers who studied, for the first time, the cumulative effects of cisplatin-based chemotherapy on hearing levels in testicular cancer survivors through comprehensive audiometry measurements. They found that increasing doses of cisplatin were associated with increased hearing loss at most
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Jamie Oliver shares angry Boris Johnson Brexit rant on Instagram LONDON — Jamie Oliver has made his thoughts about Boris Johnson abundantly clear with a marvelously British hashtag: #BuggerOffBoris. SEE ALSO: Donald Trump hails Brexit as a ‘great thing’ In an Instagram post, the celebrity chef expresses sadness over the result of the referendum on Britain’s membership in the European Union, observing, “This referendum has fractured Europe, divided familie
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Swim diaper’s extremely specific cleaning instructions are designed to give parents a chuckle While babies are a usually joy, their diapers are not. Think about it: the sole purpose of diapers is to contain unpleasant substances. So the least diaper companies can do is attempt to give dedicated diaper changers a laugh. When Reddit user JL889 went to clean their baby’s reusable swim diaper by Beau and Belle Littles, the diaper’s very specific cleaning instructions were too humorous not to
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Read a new J.K. Rowling short story set in a North American wizarding school The film adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them doesn’t hit theaters for months, but in the meantime, Rowling is working on a new short story series called Magic in North America, which is exactly what it sounds like. Today, the second installment in that series is available to read online. It’s called Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, named after a North
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3D-printed house in China can withstand an 8.0 earthquake 3D printing companies have turned to homes as an ultimate test of their craft, and one Chinese company accomplished the feat in just 45 days. HuaShang Tenda printed a two story, about 4,305 square feet home in Beijing. Not only was it 3D printed, the company also claims it’s earthquake resistant, and could endure a quake measuring eight on the Richter scale.
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Google Partners With LyricFind To Display Songs Lyrics In Search Results Google has signed a multi-year licensing deal with LyricFind, a Toronto-based firm that provides lyrics of songs. As a result of the collaboration, users will now see song lyrics directly in the search results, both the companies have announced. From a BillBoard report:A query for the lyrics to a specific song will pull up the words to much of that song, freeing users from having to click through
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Video: Stanford researchers developing ‘electronic’ skin The Speaking of Chemistry summer road trip continues through the Golden State.
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Previously unknown global ecological disaster discovered There have been several mass extinctions in the history of the earth with adverse consequences for the environment. Researchers have now uncovered another disaster that took place around 250 million years ago and completely changed the prevalent vegetation during the Lower Triassic.
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Zipcar is testing pay-per-mile rentals in some US cities Car-sharing service Zipcar has started offering a new pay-per-mile plan in some US cities, a departure from the per-hour system that the company is known for. A Zipcar spokesperson tells The Verge that it is “testing this new pricing in select cities throughout the US,” which suggests that it’s still a pilot program and won’t necessarily roll out widely. Technically, the pilot is a comb
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SteelSeries Siberia 800 Review SteelSeries Siberia 800 Review Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site The Siberia 800 has an odd story for a gaming headset: It started out life as the H Wireless. Then it got an upgrade as well as a name change, becoming the Siberia 800 and essentially turning an older headset into a competitive model for the modern market. The similarity between the older/newer model may be a little confusin
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How computers are learning to be creative | Blaise Agüera y Arcas We’re on the edge of a new frontier in art and creativity — and it’s not human. Blaise Agüera y Arcas, principal scientist at Google, works with deep neural networks for machine perception and distributed learning. In this captivating demo, he shows how neural nets trained to recognize images can be run in reverse, to generate them. The results: spectacular, hallucinatory collages (and poems!) th
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Researcher finds ‘ghost workers’ common in migrant farm work New research by Sarah Horton, an anthropologist at the University of Colorado Denver, reveals that employers in agricultural industries often take advantage of migrants’ inability to work legally by making their employment contingent upon working under the false or borrowed identity documents provided by employers.
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Two-in-one approach could help keep brain cancer in check Glioblastoma is not only the most common form of brain cancer, it’s also the most deadly. It affects people from around 40 years of age, and most people live for less than 2 years after aggressive therapy. Now scientists report that a two-in-one approach could help keep brain cancer in check.
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What happens when you steam a planet? Numerical models show hot, rocky exoplanets can change their chemistry by vaporizing rock-forming elements in steam atmospheres that are then partially lost to space.
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Traveling Abroad with Your Android Phone? You Need These Tips What goes through your head before you jet off to a foreign land? Passport, check. Toiletries, check. Plane ticket, check. Turn on the house alarm, check. Prepare your phone for the trip? Maybe not. In the world we live in, making sure your Android device is ready for the holiday is just as important as any of the above points. Failure to do so could result in you missing out on some must-see sigh
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Bot Lawyer That Successfully Appealed 160,000 Parking Tickets Is a Damn Hero Image: flickr.com / pete bellisParking tickets are the worst. Sadly, the burden of challenging a ticket is far greater than just paying the damn thing. But what if an artificially intelligent robot could do the dirty work for you?DoNotPay, a free-to-use artificially intelligent lawyer chatbot, is meant to do exactly that. According to a report from The Guardian, the bot has successfully contested
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The technology of higher education  For nearly 30 years, pundits have predicted that education technology would disrupt higher education. Online courses will reduce costs and create unprecedented access to higher education, so the argument goes. Likewise, adaptive learning will improve — or replace — the art of teaching as the right digital content is delivered at the right time to each individual learner. Read More
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New 3D Touch Action in iOS 10 Lets You Prioritize App Downloads After a few weeks of new iOS 10 features slowly being discovered by beta testers, one new 3D Touch-enabled shortcut was stumbled upon recently that will let users prioritize the bulk download of apps. When more than one app is installing, users on iOS 10 can 3D Touch to select “Prioritize Download” and temporarily pause the installation of other apps while the selected one gains favor.
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Bose made a Bluetooth speaker that kids can assemble Bose has released a new product called the Speaker Cube, a build-it-yourself Bluetooth speaker targeted at kids. It’s the first product from the company’s new kid-friendly category BOSEbuild, which will offer products that can be easily assembled to help promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. The BOSEbuild Speaker Cube comes with step-by-step directions via a compani
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New Wearable Will Help Amputees Play Video Games With Their Feet Gadgets The makers have already played favorites like Counter-Strike and World of Warcraft This controller will let amputees play video games.
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Hey Silicon Valley nerds designing the city of the future: Here are some ideas Here are 130 years of blank slates filled with ideas for modern urban living.
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Study shows trees with altered lignin are better for biofuels Lignin is a natural component of plant cell walls, the scaffolding that surrounds each cell and plays a pivotal role in plants’ ability to grow against gravity and reach heights ranging from stubbly grasses to the sky-scraping splendor of redwoods. But lignin is a problem for scientists interested in converting plant biomass to biofuels and other sustainable bio-based products. Lignin makes it har
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The Interior Paint Colors That May Boost Your Home’s Value Paint can transform the entire look of a room—so much, in fact, that it can actually affect your home’s value. Zillow studied tens of thousands of sold homes around the U.S. to see how the paint colors of certain rooms affected the home’s sale price.Zillow Digs analyzed the photos from nearly 50,000 homes to see how room color corresponded to sale price. For example, they found that homes with yel
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Conservation key to curbing emissions from palm oil agriculture in Africa As oil palm production expands from Southeast Asia into Central Africa, a new Duke University-led study warns that converting Africa’s tropical forests into monoculture palm plantations will cause a significant spike in climate-warming carbon emissions. The authors urge regional governments to enact mandatory policies regulating which forests can be cleared and how much remaining forest must be se
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Could growing Internet use inspire more democratic uprisings? While events like the Arab Spring brought hope that the internet could inspire the growth of democracy in authoritarian countries, a new study offers a reality check.
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Liberals, conservatives differ in response to bin Laden’s death Conservative Americans remained unwaveringly suspicious of foreigners following Osama bin Laden’s death, while liberals dropped their guard briefly before returning to more vigilant beliefs, finds a provocative new study led by a Michigan State University scholar.
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Insurance causes costs of services to rise Dishonesty not only damages relation between human beings, it can also have a devastating effect on the economy. Scientists from the University of Cologne and the University of Innsbruck in Austria have now found out that in markets for credence goods—markets that require a high degree of trust—there are also strong incentives for dishonest behavior.
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Engadget giveaway: win a PowerCache 220 courtesy of Monoprice! Whether you’re a glamping enthusiast or just a gadget-addicted park lover, you’ll need more than a simple battery pack to get through the day. It’s also the season for outdoor adventures, usually far from hardwired power sources, so Monoprice timed the release of its PowerCache 220 AC inverter well. This portable device, which launched today, can be juiced up from an outlet, a car lighter or the c
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ProGlove brings smart gloves to the factory floor It’s not often you hear of a start-up product that emerged from a student working in a car factory. But ProGlove’s co-founder Paul Günther’s foray into the startup world was preceded by employment at BMW. During his studies, he was in touch daily with workers on the factory floor. One thing was clear — everyone wore gloves and if these gloves could be made intelligent, they could assist the worke
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Invidyo unveils A.I.-based baby monitoring system Invidyo is launching a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign today to raise money for its artificial intelligence-driven child monitoring system. While there are plenty of baby-monitoring cameras on the market, they generally produce a lot of footage for you to review. But Invidyo is using A.I. to give parents daily highlights when they are away at work and smarter notifications, when necessary. Boca
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Researchers discover a new method to boost oil recovery As oil producers struggle to adapt to lower prices, getting as much oil as possible out of every well has become even more important, despite concerns from nearby residents that some chemicals used to boost production may pollute underground water resources. Researchers have reported the discovery of a nanotechnology-based solution that could address both issues — achieving 15 percent tertiary oi
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Clandestine black hole may represent new population Astronomers have concluded that a peculiar source of radio waves thought to be a distant galaxy is actually a nearby binary star system containing a low-mass star and a black hole. This identification suggests there may be a vast number of black holes in our Galaxy that have gone unnoticed until now.
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Research links high zinc levels, kidney stones A new study into the causes of kidney stones has revealed that high levels of zinc in the body may contribute to kidney stone formation. Kidney stones are hard, often jagged masses of crystalized minerals that form in the kidney. Some kidney stones are very small and pass through the body without even being noticed. Larger stones may get stuck in the urinary tract, however, causing severe pain and
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Heterojunctional Barrier This project considers the Gaon Lake Park in which the building is located as a significant contextual reference. The large park is sitting in the middle of a huge neighborhood with apartment complexes, two hours from Seoul metropolitan area. This unique type of construction is typical of Korean urban development—building and selling thousands of housing units at one time.
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Huawei MateBook Review: Two big deal-breakers for this iPad Pro rival For years, Apple has cornered the market in stylish tablets, but Huawei’s MateBook has arrived to steal the iPad’s crown. Announced to no shortage of fanfare at Mobile World Congress in February, the MateBook pieces together the style of an iPad Pro, the connectivity of a MacBook, and the flexibility of full Windows 10. Question is, does Huawei’s math add … Continue reading
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Two Zika vaccine candidates shown to completely protect mice from the virus Scientists have found two potential vaccine candidates that may help combat the Zika virus. A single shot of each vaccine was shown to completely protect mice against two strains of the mosquito-borne disease, according to a new paper published in the journal Nature. These shots still need to be tested on humans, but the researchers are hopeful that either could eventually prove to be a safe and
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Ride service Lyft may be shopping itself around – CNET Lyft has partnered with investment bank Qatalyst Partners. Could it mean investment from car manufacturers, or a sale?
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Just how thin is the HP Spectre, the world’s thinnest laptop? The Spectre, HP’s latest luxe laptop, is a beauty to behold. It’s also the thinnest laptop we’ve ever seen, with a thickness of just 0.41 inches.  That’s thinner than all of Apple’s laptops, including the new Macbook, which measures 0.52 inches. Heck, it’s even thinner than a AAA battery.  SEE ALSO: HP Spectre, the world’s thinnest laptop, is so much more than just looks Laptops have come a very
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Microsoft thinks gesture controls could be the best input medium for VR If the inclusion of motion controllers with the HTC Vive and the growth of Leap Motion has taught us anything, it’s that humans like using their hands to make alterations to the digital world just as much as the physical. That’s why Microsoft believes motions and gestures could be the best input method for virtual reality, and it’s putting a lot of time and effort into developing that capability.
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Self-Pouring Liquid Behaves Like It’s From Another Universe Growing up on Earth you learn from a very young age that liquids will remain in a cup as long as it stays upright. But Steve Mould has discovered a liquid that laughs at gravity and other forces that govern our universe: polyethylene oxide. It’s a polymer made from long chains of molecules that allow it to pour itself out of a container—even if it’s not tipped over.Read more…
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How Sony, Microsoft, and Other Gadget Makers Violate Federal Warranty Law There are big “no trespassing” signs affixed to most of our electronics. If you own a gaming console, laptop, or computer, it’s likely you’ve seen one of these warnings in the form of a sticker placed over a screw or a seam: “Warranty void if removed.” In addition, big manufacturers such as Sony, Microsoft, and Apple explicitly note or imply in their official agreements that their year-long manufa
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12 new iPhone shortcuts in iOS 10 that will save you time iOS 10 shortcutsApple’s forthcoming iOS 10 update was unveiled one week ago, and even in its current beta form, it’s already transforming the way developers use their iPhone and iPad.The best new iOS 10 features involve shortcuts to make your daily phone and tablet faster and easier, and there were a flurry of new time-savers announced at WWDC 2016.Before we all get to play with the iOS 10 public
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Animals ‘inherit’ their social network from their mothers, study shows Dolphins, lizards and hyenas may not be on Facebook or Twitter, but, as social species, their social networks influence every pivotal aspect of their lives: finding a mate, reproducing, becoming ill or surviving.
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Science groups to Congress: Climate change is real threat Thirty-one of the country’s top science organizations are telling Congress that global warming is a real problem and something needs to be done about it.
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Tiniest Imperfections Make Big Impacts in Nano-Patterned Materials A research team at Clarkson University reports an interesting conclusion that could have major impacts on the future of nano-manufacturing. Their analysis for a model of the process of random sequential adsorption (RSA) shows that even a small imprecision in the position of the lattice landing sites can dramatically affect the density of the permanently formed deposit.