Indistinguishable from Magic 6/30

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WW2 Jewish escape tunnel uncovered in Lithuania’s Ponar forest The escape tunnel used by Jewish “Burning Brigade” prisoners in WW2 is uncovered in Lithuania’s Ponar forest.
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Researchers find truth to age-old maxim ‘work hard, play hard’ Queen’s University biology professor Lonnie Aarssen has published a study that, for the first time, provides strong empirical support for a correlation between a motivation to seek accomplishment and an attraction to leisure.
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Mapping firm invites auto industry to improve spec for sharing vehicle sensor data A key specification for exchanging sensor data between vehicles has found a new sponsor, in a move that may help future drivers avoid dangers before they see them.New vehicles are increasingly laden with sensors — accelerometers, thermometers, radar and lidar (light detection and range) — and the best of them can use the streams of incoming data to warn of or even avoid hazards such as ice or
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Building a better battery Forget mousetraps — today’s scientists will get the cheese if they manage to build a better battery. read more
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Why Most Alzheimer’s Research Is Done On Early-Onset Patients Like Pat Summitt When former Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt died Tuesday morning, news outlets, including ESPN, reported the cause of her death as “early-onset dementia, Alzheimer’s type.” That’s more than just a long-winded way of saying “Alzheimer’s.” By using five words instead of one, journalists were trying to point a big, flashing neon arrow at the complex realities of dementia.Dementia is mo
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China smartphone makers snap up patents in fight for market dominance The race is on for one of the biggest smartphone markets in the world, and things are really heating up. Stepping into the ring to fight over China and its prime smartphone market are the country’s own smartphone makers, as they begin to acquire patents by way of licensing deals, acquisitions, and a whole lot of money. All in all, the Wall Street Journal reports, this patent flurry seems to sugges
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NASA awards $5.1 million contract to recycle pee Urine is big business for Paragon Space Development Corporation. NASA just awarded the Tucson-based company a $5.1 million contract to develop a water recovery system to help astronauts filter their sweat and urine into potable water. To be sure, the International Space Station (ISS) already has a Water Recovery System composed of two refrigerator-sized systems that distill and filter sweat and ur
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Child refugees: Inside Turkey’s hidden sweatshops This week, we meet Syrian children in Turkey who are forced to work in sweatshops instead of being at school in yet another tragic consequence of the Syrian conflict. Also, Egyptian artists reflect on life post-revolution under President al-Sisi. And as we enter the final week of Ramadan, we head to Bethlehem for a unique charitable initiative.
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Nine Years Paid Vacation for New Jersey Cop Accused of Sexually Assaulting Inmate Who says police departments always move swiftly to protect their own? Sometimes it takes them almost nine years to find a fellow officer not guilty. Such is the case with Manuel Avila, a Paterson, New Jersey, cop who was accused of sexual assault in 2007. A local woman claimed that Avila had forced her to perform oral sex on him while she was in police custody.  A few days before the alleged assa
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The week in science: 24–30 June 2016 Ill workers rescued from Antarctic station; controversial surgeon Paolo Macchiarini faces manslaughter charges; and China dominates list of fastest supercomputers.Nature 534 594 doi: 10.1038/534594a
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Istanbul Attack: A Grim Reminder Of Why Airports Are Easy Targets An anonymous reader shares a FirstPost article:Even as I write this the echo of gunfire continues at Ataturk International Airport. For reasons that defy logic, Istanbul’s main airport has always been seen as a vulnerable target which only underscores the fact that all airports in the world are open to attack and fail-safe is not a viable option. At Ataturk, security is usually high, but the weak
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Ochs Und Junior Perpetual Calendar As minimal as it is functional, Ochs Und Junior’s Perpetual Calendar displays the date with a dot on its outer ring — including 28 or 29 days in February, leap year or not — along with the current month, represented by the inner disk’s outermost dot pointing to a time (for instance, pointing to 3PM means March). And this, accomplished using just 9 additional parts. The timepiece is powered by an a
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New study shows autonomous-car acceptance is a gradual process – Roadshow Volvo’s Future of Driving Survey points out that old habits die hard and we still want some semblance of control, albeit not all the time.
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Design Your Own Converse Chucks From Scratch Now that Converse is officially part of the Nike online portolio, you can design your own Chucks from scratch. You’ve been able to customize individual pairs in the past, but this process takes some of the most iconic sneaker silhouettes in history (Chuck Highs, Lows and Slips) and puts you in the driver’s seat ala […]
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Testing for malaria — or cancer — at home, via cheap paper strips Chemists are developing paper strips that detect diseases including cancer and malaria — for a cost of 50 cents per strip. The work was created as a way to get cheap malaria diagnoses into the hands of people in rural Africa and southeast Asia, where the disease kills hundreds of thousands of people and infects hundreds of millions every year.
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What’s better than a webcam dedicated to the world’s longest burning lightbulb? Its website Facebook re-popularized the live stream this year year with Facebook Live, a streaming video service that allows media companies and marketing teams to grovel for your attention in real time. Of course, the mindless live stream isn’t new. Live footage of meaningless events has been part of the internet long before Mark Zuckerberg had the idea to create an intra-college hook-up tool. In the AOL da
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Twitter among SF tech companies that may face new payroll tax – CNET City leaders estimate the tax could generate $120 million annually that would be earmarked to curb homelessness and the housing shortage in SF.
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Eczema: Daily ‘soak and smear’ or steer clear? For a very long time, parents of kids who have eczema have asked doctors how often they should bathe their child. A new article offers insight into what the research indicates.
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Your blood can reveal your risk for heart disease Traditional risk factors only explain a modest proportion of cardiac incidence. New bio markers can help general practitioners to predict patients risk of getting cardiac disease.
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Large-scale stability of chromosomes A new study adds detail to the theoretical models used in chromatin simulations and demonstrates that even when made up of a mixture of fibers with different properties chromatin does not alter its three-dimensional structure above a certain spatial resolution. This finding points to a need to improve on current techniques for experimental observation, which are characterized by a resolution that
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Unlocking the secrets of nerve regeneration A glutamate receptor GluD2 was responsible for the regeneration of synapses in the cerebellum, researchers report at the conclusion of a recent study.
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How Long You Should Rest Between Sets for the Biggest Training Benefits Rest between sets and exercises has as large an impact on your fitness as the number of sets and reps do. If your breaks are too short, you rob yourself of their benefits, or worse, increase your risk for injury. If they’re too long, you’re not exercising hard enough. The sweet spot is based on why you work out, and the exercises you do. When you lift, your muscles burn through their limited fuel,
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Acer’s Aspire S 13 is a decent little ultrabook  The first thing you notice about the Aspire S 13: It’s not a MacBook Air. In a space in which Apple’s laptop has so dominated the aesthetic conversation around thin and light laptops, it’s worth noting when a company goes boldly in some other aesthetic direction. The primary way in which the new Aspire sets itself apart from the competition is in pricing, promising high-end… Read More
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Event horizon ringing damped by unstable space-time Space-time gets very messy near the event horizon of a black hole, as this simulated view indicates. (credit: Andrew Hamilton; NSF ) Now that gravitational waves have been detected, theoreticians have been furiously speculating about what we might learn from our gravitational wave observatories. Now that we have a couple of observed black hole collisions under our belt, it is time to consider 
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Why you think you’re right — even if you’re wrong | Julia Galef Perspective is everything, especially when it comes to examining your beliefs. Are you a soldier, prone to defending your viewpoint at all costs — or a scout, spurred by curiosity? Julia Galef examines the motivations behind these two mindsets and how they shape the way we interpret information, interweaved with a compelling history lesson from 19th-century France. When your steadfast opinions ar
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5W Full Bridge AutoResonant Transmitter IC Simplify Wireless Power Design Wireless Power enables applications where it is difficult or impossible to use a connector to deliver power. Examples include products that need to operate in harsh environments or need to be cleaned or sterilized as well as products that are simply too small for a connector. However, integrated solutions for the transmitter and receiver circuits usually involves relatively complex hardware and so
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US election: ‘I like waterboarding a lot’, says Donald Trump Republican Donald Trump repeats calls for the return of waterboarding against Islamic State militants, hours after a terror attack in Istanbul.
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Sleek, Custom Shelving System Is Actually Easy to Install The Wallace modular system aims to provide simple, top-shelf shelving Wall-mounted shelving has always been tricky. There’s the stud-finding, the leveling, and the gaping holes left over from ill-aimed pilot holes. But birch-loving furniture company Swenyo—the creators of these DIY table legs—believes it has a solution to the shelving struggle. Inspired by French cleats, the Wallace modular shelf
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How Amazon Won The Battle Of The Warehouse Bots Technology Or Round 1, at least A new Bloomberg piece explains that in 2012, when the automated warehouse and shipping game was just starting to heat up, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos had the foresight to…
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The Residents of This Louisiana Island Are America’s First “Climate Refugees” As the sea levels rise, these photos provide a big picture view of a place losing the battle against climate change
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American Exiles: Leaving Home A series of three photo essays explore how America has treated its own people in times of crisis
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Britain ‘over promised & under delivered’ to troops in Basra – former Iraq general Ahead of the release of the Chilcot Report, which will examine the UK’s role in the Iraq war, a former British general who led troops in Britain’s Basra operation has said the military was overstretched and under-equipped for task it was given. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Researchers develop key power-splitting component for terahertz waves One of the most basic components of any communications network is a power splitter that allows a signal to be sent to multiple users and devices. Researchers from Brown University have now developed just such a device for terahertz radiation—a range of frequencies that may one day enable data transfer up to 100 times faster than current cellular and Wi-Fi networks.
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This Indestructible Camera Will Be the Only Thing Left to Record the Apocalypse When you go to the trouble of installing a security camera in some hard-to-reach place, you want to know for certain it will survive with little need for maintenance. That’s what Panasonic is promising with this remote camera that keeps on recording even when the wind is blowing at preposterous speeds up to 134 MPH.Thanks to a streamlined housing that makes it look like a swollen airplane wing, Pa
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The Clinton/Obama Benghazi Scapegoating of Free Speech Continues to Hide in Plain Sight On September 11, 2012, at 7:30 p.m., when Ambassador Chris Stevens was still considered missing and soldiers Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were still alive, the White House convened an emergency teleconference of senior national security personnel, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, to discuss the ongoing chaos at the U.S. diplomatic annex in Benghazi, Libya. According to the House Sel
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New clues about the aging brain’s memory functions Dopamine D2 receptor is linked to the long-term episodic memory, which function often reduces with age and due to dementia, report researchers. This new insight can contribute to the understanding of why some but not others are affected by memory impairment, they say.
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UK’s oldest deep-water Marine Protected Area successfully protects coral reefs Deep, cold-water corals are very slow to recover from damage, a new, unique study shows. Therefore, say researchers, deep-water Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) protect vulnerable marine ecosystems most effectively when they are put in place before that damage occurs.
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The new ‘Ghostbusters’ film is going to have some seriously badass gadgets Prototype grenades, a ghost chipper, a ghost shotgun, a ghost piston, a proton glove — these are just some of the epic weapons the four main Ghostbusters will be wielding in Paul Feig’s upcoming film. In a behind-the-scenes clip, the cast and crew of the 2016 supernatural comedy discuss the gadgets they worked with while filming. SEE ALSO: Dan Aykroyd calls new ‘Ghostbusters’ ‘brilliant,’ fun
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Do “Concealed Carry” Gun Laws Lead to More Violence? The gun industry is in the business of selling its products. Exploiting our belief system is part of its corporate model.Read More
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Geek deals: Save big on the Kindle Paperwhite essentials bundle If you’re tired of draining the battery on your tablet or smartphone whenever you want to read, consider buying a dedicated e-book reader instead. For a limited time, you can grab the Kindle […]
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6 Summer Shirts That DGAF Make this the summer you step out of your stylistic comfort zone. Instead of only considering shirts in shades and patterns you’re comfortable with, give one of those “I could never pull that off” shirts a try. You’ll have a shirt that feels fresh, garners you attention, and looks better than you (probably) thought it […]
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New Hydrogel Hybrid Could Be Used To Make Artificial Skin MIT engineers have developed a method to bind gelatin-like polymer materials called hydrogels and elastomers, which could be used to make artificial skin and longer-lasting contact lenses. If you leave a cube of Jell-O on the kitchen counter, eventually its water will evaporate, leaving behind a shrunken, hardened mass — hardly an appetizing confection. The […] The post New Hydrogel Hybrid Coul
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New cameras keep electronic eye on Western wildfires As the summer wildfire season heats up in the West, a growing network of online cameras installed on forested mountaintops is changing the way crews fight fires by allowing early detection that triggers quicker, cheaper and more tactical suppression.
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China forces app stores to monitor users for 60 days China hasn’t met a regulation that it hasn’t liked, and now it’s leveling yet another one on Apple. As the notoriously controlling Chinese government continues to tighten its grip around the digital goings-on around the nation, it’s now released a new set of regulations that could affect more than half a billion Chinese smartphone users. As per the new rules posted on the Cyberspace Administration
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No risk of contracting dementia through blood transfusion Previous studies have shown that neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s can be induced in healthy laboratory animals, causing concern that dementia diseases can be transmitted between individuals, possibly via blood transfusions. However, in a new study shows that the diseases are not transmitted.
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Amazon is offering deep smartphone discounts for Prime members If you’re an Amazon Prime member in the market for a new smartphone, you might consider one of these enticing offers. The retail giant is offering exclusive pricing on select unlocked Android phones, including the BLU R1 HD for $49.99 ($50 off its retail price of $99.99) and the Motorola Moto G for $149.99 ($50 off its normal price of $199.99.) Both phone deals are exclusively for Amazon Prime mem
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BMW’s ReachNow car-sharing program expands, adds more cars – Roadshow Its latest expansion should now cover about 75 percent of Seattle residents.
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North American leaders unveil ambitious plan to boost renewable energy production The leaders of the Canada, Mexico, and the United States unveiled a sweeping plan to reduce carbon emissions during this year’s trilateral North American Leaders’ Summit, held today in Ottawa, Canada. The leaders issued an ambitious goal to generate half of North America’s energy from renewable sources in the next decade. In a joint statement, U.S. President Barack Obama, Mexican President Enriqu
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Spyndi Original Lego-ize your lounging and living space with the spectacular Spyndi Original, the most modern and imaginative take we’ve seen on modular furniture. Comprising individual wooden bars with interlocking edges, you can have all manner of fun — of varying levels of comfort — crafting your very own bespoke furniture. The configuration possibilities are near enough endless, and when you’ve exhausted you
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The Automated Outlet: What Can Smart Outlets Really Accomplish? Are you on the fence about buying a smart plug? Think they’re good for just turning lights on and off remotely or on a schedule? If you still need some convincing, it’s worth bearing in mind just how much you can do with these small gadgets. In addition to saving on energy and smartening your lights, you can toggle power switches based on your location, movement, or even based on a specific sports
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Satya Nadella Explores How Humans and AI Can Work Together To Solve Society’s Greatest Challenges In an op-ed for Slate, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has shared his views on AI, and how humans could work together with this nascent technology to do great things. Nadella feels that humans and machines can work together to address society’s greatest challenges, including diseases and poverty. But he admits that this will require “a bold and ambition approach that goes beyond anything that can
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A death in Pittsburgh shows how police tech can go horribly wrong If you want to know what can go wrong when police rely on equipment such as Tasers and pepper spray to combat petty crimes, look no further than the case of Bruce Kelley Jr. Around 3:30PM, on January 31st this year, Bruce Kelley Jr. and his dad, Bruce Kelley Sr., both African-American, were drinking cans of beer near a public gazebo in Wilkinsburg, a small borough on the City of Pittsburgh’s east
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Parks and Recreation: From Streetscape Elements to Site Furniture Chances are, if you live in a big city, you don’t have your own private oasis for enjoying the great outdoors. Fortunately, many of these same metropolises find ways to counter such a deficiency for their denizens by providing public spaces — from park and plaza to waterfront walks — and streetscape amenities and other special installations. In this first of a multipart “summer fun” series, we pr
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What 6 survivors of homelessness want you to know The home is sacred — a practical and spiritual shelter that sustains life. Yet, every year more than 3 million Americans, many of them children, lose that sanctuary and become homeless, according to the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty. They turn car seats into makeshift beds, find temporary respite at crowded shelters, sleep on concrete under garbage-bag tents. These scenes are s
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NGOs push for judicial inquiry into UK’s links to post-9/11 rendition & torture A potent alliance of leading human rights NGOs has called for a full judicial inquiry into Britain’s role in rendition a week ahead of the publication of the Chilcot report into the Iraq war. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Adopt a Remainer! Romanian campaign offers desperate UK voters chance to stay in EU Any ‘Remain’ voters distraught by the British decision to leave the EU have been offered a chance to stay in the union by a Bucharest-based newspaper. They now can be adopted by “loving Romanian families” to stay part of Europe. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Beirut Earthquake: Residents report tremors on social media Lebanon’s capital Beirut experienced a mild earthquake on Wednesday, which surprised residents and adds to the growing fear among scientists that a major quake is on the horizon. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Illusion makes people ‘feel’ force field around their body A twist on the classic rubber hand illusion lets you sense the invisible buffer zone around the body protecting us from dangers invading our personal space
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Americans Forget How Good They Have It: New at Reason Despite the political rhetoric, things are getting better. A. Barton Hinkle writes: Today, less than $400 will get you a run-of-the-mill machine with a 2-gig processor, 8 gigs of RAM, and a terabyte of hard drive space in case you want to store movies on your PC. All of the movies. Most people don’t, though, because they can live-stream everything in high-definition over connections so fast that
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Rub Your Fingers Together Over This Tiny Device To Hear The Sweet Sound Of A Violin Nowadays, there is technological alternative for everything. We used to have to wash our clothes with our hands but now there are washing machines to do that for us. We used to have to pin them on lines to let them hang in the sun and dry, but now there are clothes. Need I provide […]
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Seafloor Exploration Reveals Vast Methane-Driven Oasis Just Miles from Los Angeles The following is one article in a series of dispatches from the E/V Nautilus. I am serving as a participating scientist on the Central California leg of the 2016 expedition; live footage of our exploration on the seafloor can be found at http://www.nautiluslive.org. Malibu, California has long been known as the playground of the rich and famous, a coastal tendril of the 18 million person greater Los Ange
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Scientists stabilize HIV structure, design potential AIDS vaccine candidates Want to stop HIV infections? Get the immune system to recognize and attack the virus’s tell-tale structure, say researchers. Two new studies advance efforts to produce HIV vaccine candidates, potentially suitable for large-scale production.
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Special properties of pneumococci affect their ability to cause meningitis Structures on the surface of pneumococci determine the ability of these bacteria to enter the brain and cause severe infections, according to a new paper. Their findings suggest that certain pneumococci that are small in size, and which have a special protein on their surface, can more easily pass through the blood-brain barrier and cause meningitis that may be lethal.
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Test to predict sepsis in burns patients developed A potentially life-saving new test has been developed that will allow clinicians to predict which burn victims will develop sepsis during their treatment, report investigators.
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Teen makes 3-D printed hand for brother with teacher’s help A 6-year-old boy born without a left hand now has one, thanks to his older brother and a high school teacher who used a 3-D printer to create the prosthetic limb.
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OSIRIS-REx gears up for 3-D mapping on the fly Scheduled for launch on Sept. 8, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission will travel to an asteroid, study it and return a sample to Earth for analysis. All of these goals depend on accurate mapping of the target, Bennu, so the team is gearing up for the challenges of cartography of an asteroid.
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Today’s Best Deals: Chargers Galore, Rugged Anker Speaker, Sport-Brella RAVPower charging gear, Anker’s newest speaker, and the best beach umbrella lead off Wednesday’s best deals. Read more…
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PNNL’s Richard Moss to Help Guide New Phase of US National Climate Assessment Today the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration opened a new chapter of the National Climate Assessment by announcing the appointment of new members to the Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment. Chairing this 15-member committee will be Richard Moss, a senior scientist with the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
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The holy grail of living room PC gaming is up for preorder We first saw the Roccat Sova – a device that provides a fixed keyboard, spacious mouse pad, and a cushioned base – back at E3 2014. It was only a concept at that stage, but now the device is nearly ready for action, providing gamers with what the company promises to be a true bridging of PC gaming and the living room… Continue Reading The holy grail of living room PC gaming is up for preorder
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Perfect Memory Camera Even with cameras on our phones, frame-worthy moments pass us by everyday. The Perfect Memory Camera captures those snippets, while letting you be a part of the memories by keeping…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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Cancer cells play hide-and-seek with immune system When the immune system attacks cancer, the tumor modifies itself to escape the immune reaction, report scientists in a new report.
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augmented + virtual reality platforms to help creatives visualize ideas beyond two-dimensions the design process will take these new digital tools and hardware, and fully leverage the use to even greater creativity possibilities. The post augmented + virtual reality platforms to help creatives visualize ideas beyond two-dimensions appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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4 Adventurous Places to Escape to on Your July 4th Vacation If you’re looking to celebrate America’s independence this year by leaving the country, here are four destinations where July is the perfect time to visit. The post 4 Adventurous Places to Escape to on Your July 4th Vacation appeared first on The Manual.
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Does LED light make milk go bad? No, bad choices by designers and marketers do.
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The best multi-device keyboard just got a useful upgrade Logitech’s K380 multi-device keyboard was a boon for mobile device owners who wanted to quickly switch between typing into their main computer and a smartphone or tablet.The peripherals giant has followed it up with the K780, which looks like a more convincing option for desktop (or even laptop) users thanks to its right hand-positioned 10-key numberpad. Obviously that makes it the longer, and the
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If you’re designing mobile apps or Websites, you’ll want this updated piece of paper (seriously!) If you’re designing apps or Webpages for mobile, chances are you sketch ideas out before you commit them to Photoshop (or Sketch!). To help, there’s been an update to a piece of paper (yes, I’m serious). A dot-grid paper meant for iOS design is now ready for current hardware, and has been updated for iOS 10. All iPhone templates — the 5 (and SE), 6 and 6 Plus — reflect iOS 10 design guidelines, an
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Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Proposed “Rationalia” Government Won’t Work Science Rationally speaking, it would be bad for people and bad for science Scientist idea for government bad.
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Exiting the Echo Chamber to Enter Civic Engagement | Julie Meadows-Keefe | TEDxFSU How do we make ethical decisions if we only listen to ourselves — or people just like us? Ethical decisions and civic engagement start by engaging with others. Julie Meadows-Keefe is the City of Tallahassee’s first ethics officer. Ms. Meadows-Keefe is an alumni of the Florida State University’s College of Law. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently o
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“Apathy in the UK” | Jim Dickinson | TEDxKeeleUniversity They say that students and young people are apathetic when it comes to politics. But Jim Dickinson has been talking to students and has found otherwise. They actually care pretty deeply about all sorts of stuff- and there’s some simple ways to get them from feeling to action. In this talk Jim, a former Director at NUS during the National Student Demos of 2010, will reveal some of the secrets of po
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How to pioneer the space between us versus them | Pamela Wat | TEDxTWU Bad things happen when we think of others as enemy. To rethink how we cast others, we need to humbly recognize that truth is relative, grow curious and listen to other perspectives, and seek clarity about what really matters. Pamela Wat is the minister of Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Denton, Texas. Previously she has worked as a hospice chaplain, ballet teacher, fundraiser, performa
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Deadline Approaching: Intern at Reason This Fall! Reason is accepting applications for our FALL 2016 journalism internship through July 1. The Burton C. Gray Memorial Internship program runs year-round in the Washington, D.C. office. Interns work for 12 weeks and receive a $5,000 stipend. The job includes reporting and writing for Reason and Reason.com, helping with research, proofreading, and other tasks. Previous interns have gone on to work a
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Here’s How Gary Johnson Can Make the Presidential Debates: New at Reason Fifteen percent is the magic number Libertarian presidential candidate and former governor Gary Johnson needs to reach to earn his voice in the 2016 election. By capturing the support of 15 percent of voters in national public opinion polls, Johnson could join the major party’s presidential candidates on the primetime debate stage. With both Democratic and Republican presidential candidates disli
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The Best Cheap Window Fans We spent 12 hours of researching and testing to find the best window fans for bringing in cool air at night or extracting hot air out of a kitchen window. For most people, the Pelonis 9″ Twin Window Fan is a great value. But the pricier Bionaire Twin Reversible Airflow Window Fan is worth an upgrade if you need more power or less noise.This post was done in partnership with Sweethome, a buyer’s gu
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Future Job Alert: Space Junk Archeologist Space Curators of leftover satellites and stations could be the next hot job Will we someday gawk at decommissioned satellites and space stations like they’re Roman ruins?
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Istanbul airport attack: ‘We all started to hide’ A passenger at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport during yesterday attack has described the “chaos” when the shooting and explosions began.
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Double standards? Social media users flag muted response to Turkey attack It’s becoming a familiar sight for famous monuments in major Western cities to light up with the colors of various national flags and causes when a terrorist attack happens. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Far-right’s Tommy Robinson gets football ban for waving ‘F**k ISIS’ flag at Euro 2016 Far-right activist Tommy Robinson is complaining on Twitter after being served with a football banning order for showing up at Euro 2016 waving a “F**k ISIS” St. George’s Cross flag. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Scotland’s Sturgeon hits dead end in talks on EU status Scotland’s hopes of remaining in the EU after Brexit have hit a major hurdle after Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said he will block any negotiations between Brussels and Edinburgh. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Darling Tinycamper from Lithuania starts at just 7K In the world of backpacking, minimalism is a hot topic because a hiker has to carry everything on their back. When it comes to traveling with a trailer—whether you call it “caravaning” or “RVing” or simply “camping”—minimalism also comes into play, but it usually doesn’t look quite like this. Tinycamper, a private company based in Lithuania, is making modern teardrop-style campers that provide she
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Rip up the rule book and let NASA’s Mars rover check ‘life’ zone Contamination fears should not stop NASA sending its Mars rover to examine a nearby area that might contain water… and life, says Dirk Schulze-Makuch
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Quebec Publicly Financed an Arena to Get an NHL Team. You Won’t Believe What Happened Next. When the National Hockey League (NHL)’s Quebec Nordiques left the Francophone Canadian city at the end of the 1994 season for the greener pastures of Denver (where they would almost immediately become a multiple Stanley Cup-winning powerhouse as the Colorado Avalanche), the city’s fans were heartbroken. Two decades later, they’ve got a new heartbreak to deal with — the fact that they dropped almo
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No access to single market without freedom of movement, EU tells Britain European Union leaders on Wednesday spelled out stark conditions for a new relationship with a departing Britain, warning that if British business wants to keep access to Europe’s single market, the country must accept European workers as well.
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Europe’s ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules Fail to Ban BitTorrent Throttling Europe has finally agreed on a set of net neutrality rules. According to a report on TorrentFreak, these rules offer improvements for some individual members states, various activist groups and experts. But the current language would also allow ISPs to throttle BitTorrent traffic permanently if that would optimize overall “transmission quality.” From the report (edited):”Europe’s ne
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T-Shirts & Apparel : The 30L SOVRN Drifter – Convertible Backpack/Duffle We know it will not be televised, but will the apocalypse have wi-fi? The 30L SOVRN Drifter – Convertible Backpack/Duffle can probably fit your laptop. In a flash and a few zips, it converts from a backpack to a duffle bag so you can carry and access your gear however’s most convenient for you at the moment. $99.99
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Seed-bombing startup DroneSeed wants to fight deforestation with a swarm of UAVs If Oregon startup DroneSeed has its way, foresters in the Pacific Northwest may be in for a surprise the next time they are out in the field. Instead of wandering into a team of people working to replant trees, they could be bombarded from above by a suite of seed-blasting drones deployed to accomplish the same task of reseeding an area after harvesting is complete. Related: Prisons fight drug smu
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Sioeye Iris4G action cam live-streams on T-Mobile right out of the box – CNET A T-Mobile SIM will come preinstalled in the tiny camera so you can immediately broadcast your adventures to friends, family and followers.
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Unprecedented Recovery Documented in 10 Early-stage Alzheimer’s Patients A new method has been shown effective in halting, even reversing Alzheimer’s in 10 early-stage patients.   Read More
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Amazon’s Elastic File System is now open for business Following an extended preview period, Amazon’s Elastic File System is now generally available in three geographical regions, with more on the way. Originally announced last year, EFS is a fully managed elastic file storage service for deploying and scaling durable file systems in the Amazon Web Services cloud. It’s currently available in the U.S. East (northern Virginia), U.S. West (Oregon) and
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Could Microsoft’s Kinect be reborn as a virtual reality controller? The Kinect port’s removal from the Xbox One S might have lead some to believe that the accessory has reached the end of its life, but a recent Microsoft blog post suggests otherwise. The post details the research efforts of Microsoft’s research lab in Cambridge, who have been hard at work repurposing the Kinect camera accessory as a device for tracking hand and finger movements as part of a projec
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NASA’s New X-Plane Is an Anyplane Prototype for the People NASA’s lineage of experimental X-planes stretches for nearly 70 years and 60 iterations of novel technology-pushing aircraft. Through this history, you will find supersonic scramjet drones, a completely bonkers “heliplane,” blended-wing fighters, a long list of spaceplanes, the joint-strike fighter, a tiny autogyro meant to replace ejection seats in combat aircraft, and a nuclear-powered
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Physical activity boosts kids’ brain power, academic prowess Exercise boosts kids’ and young people’s brain power and academic prowess, experts say, adding that time taken away from lessons for it is time well spent.
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Overweight youths at greater risk for heart failure Losing weight as an adult is fine if you want to reduce your risk of heart attack. But you don’t necessarily reduce the risk of other heart problems if you only start focusing on proper weight and fitness later in life. High BMI when you’re young increases the risk of heart failure, say researchers, even if you’re dieting away the pounds as you get older. Research indicates that yo-yo dieting is t
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Protein associated with improved survival in some breast cancer patients A family of proteins that help cancer cells survive and spread around the body may be associated with improved prognosis for some women receiving treatment for breast cancer, research has shown.
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A look at the dioramas of apocalypse Their ongoing series — titled “The City” — imagines a parallel universe where humankind is extinct and nature has already started to reclaim the concrete jungle. Think of it as a journey through apocalyptic architecture.Commercial diorama makers Kathleen Gerber and Lori Nix’s dystopian art project, “The City,” is a miniature labor of love. Each diorama takes about 7 to 15 mon
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If You’re a Costco Member, You Can Shop at Sam’s Club for Free Until July 4th Costco recently stopped accepting American Express and switched to Visa. Of course, some members are unhappy about the switch, and rival Sam’s Club has used that outrage to their advantage. Until July 4th, Costco members can shop at Sam’s Club for free.It’s kind of a jerk move, but you have to respect the marketing! I first heard about the promotion over at Rather Be Shopping. Writer Kyle James ex
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How to Reframe Your Stress and Anxiety Into Productivity It starts off slow. Heart rate building. Dry mouth. A drip of sweat slowly rolling down from your temple to your cheek. And then wham. A punch to the gut. Stress. It’s inevitable in life. And yet so many of us see it as something we can’t control. Or worse, something we should bury and ignore.This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.Keep Calm and Carry On might work for t-shirts and tote bag
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UK wildlife calendar reshuffled by climate change Climate change is already reshuffling the UK’s wildlife calendar, and it’s likely this will continue into the future, according to new research published this week in the journal Nature.
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New material can switch stiction and wetting TU Wien (Vienna), KU Leuven and the University of Zürich have discovered a robust surface whose adhesive and wetting properties can be switched using electricity. This remarkable result is featured on the cover of Nature magazine.
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Using highly sensitive isotope analysis, team obtained detailed measurements of carbon exchange in temperate forest For the first time, scientists have been successful in measuring the processes by which an entire forest “breathes,” using sophisticated technology involving flux towers and new instrumentation that can precisely measure two different types (isotopes) of carbon dioxide in the air. A team led by Richard Wehr and Scott Saleska at the University of Arizona obtained detailed long-term measur
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Unlocking the Mystery of How the Brain Creates Vision Neuroresearcher Elissa Aminoff says computer models can help understand how we process a dizzying onslaught of visual information  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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James Bond’s Pre-Daytona Chronograph Watch George Lazenby’s infamous turn as the world’s most famous secret agent nearly tanked the franchise. Yet his timepiece might be the most valuable to have ever graced 007’s wrist. James…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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Apple issues fourth iOS 9.3.3, tvOS 9.2.2, and OS X 10.11.6 betas We’re anxiously awaiting iOS 10 beta 2 after just over two weeks with the initial beta version, but Apple has released a fourth beta for any iOS 9.3.3 update testers. Changes so far haven’t been noticeable as the update is likely focused on security enhancements and bug fix improvements. Apple last released an iOS 9.3.3 beta eight days ago, suggesting its public release is imminent. For Apple TV
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To pour concrete in mid-summer Phoenix, wait until the moon comes out A team of construction workers is pouring concrete onto the frame of a structure that will eventually become a wastewater treatment plant. It’s 1 a.m. on a clear night in the suburbs of Phoenix. The temperature is still in the high 80s. But that’s way down from the area’s recent record high temperatures, up to 118 degrees. […] “We try to pour and place and finish concrete when it’s below 90
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Learn Sign Language Quickly & Easily with These Android Apps Learning a language is a lot easier when you have an app to help you out, and sign language is no different. For the most part, these apps focus on American Sign Language (ASL), but some of them support other languages (because sign language is not universal). And you don’t have to be D/deaf or Hard of Hearing to learn sign language! Even knowing just a few key words or phrases can be extremely us
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Though most back self-driving cars, 72% in U.S. say driving must be preserved, too A majority of Americans support autonomous driving, but 72% of believe that the act of driving  is a luxury that must be preserved, according to a new survey by Volvo.And 55% of respondents said they want a steering wheel in their car, even if the vehicle is fully autonomous.The ongoing Future of Driving survey has already garnered nearly 50,000 responses.The vast majority of those surveyed (79%
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Animal Study Finds a Brain Circuit That Spurs Bullying   Why the urge to pick on someone—in this case, another mouse—activates the brain’s reward system   — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Tories jostle for position in the battle for Downing Street The bid for Number 10 is well underway as Tory MPs vying to succeed outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron have begun to declare their intentions to run as their party’s leader. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Michigan governor’s private lawyers withholding Flint crisis docs – attorney general Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s private attorneys withheld documents related to the Flint water crisis from state lawyers investigating the matter, the state’s attorney general said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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LAPD officer “unjustified” in fatal shooting of man for using a Taser – police panel The killing of Neil Peter White by LAPD officer Stephan Shuff, after White had grabbed an officer’s stun gun, was “unjustified” and violated LAPD policy, a panel found. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Cameron throws money at police after 60% rise in hate-crime after Brexit vote David Cameron promised the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and police extra cash to deal with the growing number of hate-based attacks following Britain’s vote to leave the EU, but support workers say only validating the status of migrants will help. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Oakland Cops Uncover Dead Colleague’s Fling With Underage Sex Worker, Make Sure to Get Her Number for Themselves The young woman at the center of a scandal shaking multiple California police departments has revealed new and damning facts about the situation. Celeste Guap, 18, claims to have had sex with more than 30 Bay Area police officers in exchange for cash, tips about upcoming prostitution stings, and protection from prosecution. Things allegedly started when she was still a minor and met Oakland offic
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100 Nobel Laureates Demand that Greenpeace Stops Killing Poor Children An open letter today signed by 100 Nobel Prize Laureates calls upon the anti-technology activist group “Greenpeace to cease and desist in its campaign against Golden Rice specifically, and crops and foods improved through biotechnology in general.” The laureates point out that “scientific and regulatory agencies around the world have repeatedly and consistently found crops and food
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Anti-PD-L1 immunotherapy responsive in microsatellite-stable mCRC comb with MEK inhibition Anti-PD-L1 immunotherapy may achieve a response in patients with microsatellite-stable metastatic colorectal cancer if combined with a MEK inhibitor, according to phase I data.
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Truth to age-old maxim ‘work hard, play hard’ A biology professor has published a study that, for the first time, provides strong empirical support for a correlation between a motivation to seek accomplishment and an attraction to leisure.
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Rice University lab runs crowd-sourced competition to create ‘big data’ diagnostic tools Big data has a bright future in personalized medicine, as demonstrated by an international competition centered at Rice University that suggested ways forward for treatment of patients with leukemia. read more
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Students design disaster relief structure that takes 2 hours to assemble “AbleNook is a modular disaster relief dwelling that you can put together without tools in under two hours,” Verdecia said.While Shigeru Ban has become the de facto expert in designing quick yet elegant solutions for disaster relief housing, he may have some competition in the form of two University of South Florida architecture students whose “AbleNook” can be assembled in under 120 min
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Blubel: A Bicycle Bell That Navigates: LED lights offer direction through this connected bike accessory The charming chime of a bike bell has long provided one use: to alert those around that a cyclist is coming. Blubel, funding on Kickstart now, offers far more. Through LED gestures on the bell’s facade, it actually guides bike riders utilizing…… Continue Reading…
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Will Brexit Really Happen and Will It be Permanent? The U.K. has voted to leave the European Union, but here are the scenarios in which it stays in.Read More
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France says Calais border will remain closed to migrants despite Brexit French President François Hollande said Wednesday that Britain’s vote to leave the EU should not change a deal to stop migrants crossing the Channel, which led to many being stuck at camps in Calais.
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HERE makes bold play to define common language for self-driving cars Mapping company HERE is driving ahead with its scheme to design the common language for all autonomous vehicles, submitting its Esperanto-for-autos to a vehicle safety standards body. Now dubbed SENSORIS, the car-to-cloud system was announced twelve months ago as an open specification for vehicle sensor data to be collected and transmitted to the cloud by connected vehicles. HERE’s argument was …
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Google’s Project Zero team finds multiple critical flaws affecting Symantec’s entire product line Google’s Project Zero team set out in 2014 to help make the Internet a safer place by searching for vulnerabilities in third-party software that could be used to conduct a cyber attack. The division recently struck gold, if you will, as it discovered multiple critical vulnerabilities affecting Symantec’s entire product…
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Jessica Williams is leaving The Daily Show After four years as one of the show’s highest profile correspondents, Jessica Williams is leaving The Daily Show. Entertainment Weekly reports that the comedienne is set to leave this Thursday to focus on a show she’s working on with Comedy Central going forward. “I feel so many emotions,” she told EW. “I feel like I’ve learned a lot about myself on the show. I’m 26 now. I’ve learn
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The EU Is About Control, Not Free Trade Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssBig GovernmentGlobal EconomyThe EU Is About Control, Not Free Trade 0 Views On Tuesday, during a somewhat raucous session of the European parliament, Nigel Farage gave his post-Brexit “victory speech”. Besides his trademark taunting of his pro-EU colleagues, Mr Farage made an important point, suggesting:Why don’t we be grown up, pragmatic, sensible, realistic a
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6 important lessons from children’s books worth rediscovering as an adult Children’s books aren’t just pretty pictures and silly stories about animals — they can also be timeless tales that are inspiring, insightful and oh so wise From the importance of sharing and the power of love to realizing your potential, the lessons in these books aren’t just for kids. They’re for the kids in us all. Take a cue from these six books and discover how you can apply their messages
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Amazon’s new plan turns Android phones into Kindles, and it’s not cool Amazon has a new deal for Android users starting July 12. If you’re willing to have your phone bootstrapped with ads, you can get deep discounts on unlocked devices — as much as 50 percent off. The deals For $49.99, you can get something called the BLU R1 HD, which is a basement-dwelling handset you’d likely see at the corner store as a burner phone. If you want something a little more familiar, A
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AthenaHealth’s Plan To Fix Health Care Hinges On Tiny Hospitals “We are taking a bottoms-up approach,” says CEO Jonathan Bush.Edmund Billings spends about three weeks out of the month living out of a suitcase. He racked up 20,000 miles on the road in the past nine months, while driving to some of the most rural and remote parts of the country.Read Full Story
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Will California start drilling deep for water? Stanford scientists find a ‘water windfall’ deep underground; its viability as a resource is problematic, its protection is essential.
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Physical Chemistry | Athanasios Mitropoulos | TEDxKavala Born in Athens in 1957. He studied Chemistry at the University of Thessaloniki and Physical Chemistry at the University of Bristol. Adjunct Professor at the School of Aviation Engineering at the Air Force Academy, Research Scientist at NCSR Demokritos, Professor at the Department of Petroleum Engineering and President of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology. Professor Mitropoulos r
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Commitment: The white lies we tell for the social good | Jason Shogren | TEDxCheyenne See a riveting talk from acclaimed Economist Jason Shogren on the behavior that emerges through the non-enforceable commitment to holding oneself to a higher integrity. What truths do you commit to when there is no reward or punishment? What white lies do we tell ourselves, and others around us, as a reflection of the commitments we make for the social good? Jason Shogren lives in Centennial, Wyom
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The Art of Dissent | Meghana Telang | TEDxStXaviersMumbai Dissent among the privileged classes has been practised only in certain ways. We have our stock fare of morchas and petitions. But are there other options? Meghana is a student of Sociology and Anthropology at St. Xavier’s college, Mumbai. She enjoys acting and directing for theatre, and has been a part of a number of professional productions. She is a regular attendee of protests and plays in the
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Respectability politics subjugate personal authenticity | Sarah Kelsey Hall | TEDxTWU If we are “not to be judged by the color of our skin, but by the content of our character” then we need to let our character show through. People often get caught up adorning masks that make them look more alike or as different as possible from stereotypical identities, but either way, in doing so, they always lose themselves. Sarah Hall is a millennial passionate about finding creative solutions
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No-Kill: a phrase that inspired change yet continues to divide | Britney Wallesch | TEDxCheyenne Deepen your understanding of the beauty and devastation of the term “no-kill”. In this touching ‪‎TEDxCheyenne‬ talk, learn to question your own beliefs and examine the consequences of a polarizing philosophy within the humane movement that both unites and divides those working to solve one of America’s most approachable social problems. Britney Wallesch is the Founder and Executive Director of Bl
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Domestic Violence: I choose to be her voice | Haylee Reay | TEDxCheyenne In this moving talk, ‪TEDxCheyenne‬ Speaker Haylee Reay, describes how in a single day her life was brutally, and irrevocably, changed. Learn more about the seeping savagery of silence, and how you can save others by simply breaking it. Haylee Reay is an advocate for domestic violence awareness. She was born to two parents – one loving and one abusive. As a result, she was a victim of domestic vio
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How the creative world can help you improving your business | Marie-Josée Lareau | TEDxHECMontréal Marie-Josée Lareau shares a couple of tricks to reset our mindsets and use creativity to enhance our daily-basis life. With 20 years of experience in the area of Innovation and Creation , Marie-Josée Lareau specializes in the development of corporative events, strategic reflection, ideation and collaboration. She has worked for International organisations such as Cirque du Soleil, HEC Montréal, Mc
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Certain red flags indicate an increased need for intensive care among patients with asthma In patients admitted to the hospital for asthma, illicit drug use and low socioeconomic status were linked with an increased risk of requiring admission to the intensive care unit. Not adhering to asthma prevention medication further increased this risk.
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Blue-collar training in high school leaves women behind What’s the best way to prepare high schoolers for jobs in the 21st century? Education leaders and the general public have been debating this question with more heat in recent years, clashing over whether to focus on college preparation or vocational training, especially training linked to blue-collar jobs.
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Triple external quantum efficiencies: New material TADF was developed An international joint research group succeeded in developing a novel thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF) material which displays emission of light in colors from green to deep-red through Intersystem Crossing from the singlet to the triplet excitons, a world first. The results will contribute to R&D in white TADF light emitting devices for indoor and outdoor use through combinatio
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Educating parents on healthy infant sleep habits may help prevent obesity Teaching parents bedtime techniques to encourage healthy sleep habits in their infants may help prevent obesity, according to researchers. Strong links exist between inadequate sleep and childhood obesity.
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Pyro Mini Fireshooter If the Fire Flowers aren’t popping up in your neighborhood this year, Ellusionist magician Adam Wilber has another little something that will help you launch fireballs from your empty hands. The Pyro Mini is an open-palm fireshooter, and a sleek, compact, upgraded version of the original flame roller Wilber developed in 2014. See it in action, and then get in on the action, here. The double-barrel
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Dear Lionel Messi, Please (Please!) Don’t Quit Argentina To: Lionel Andres MessiFrom: Benjamin Morris, professional skeptic, sports researcher and Messi obsessiveDear Mr. Messi,Over the past half dozen years, you have been far and away the best player in the world’s most popular sport, but we know you’ve been having a bit of a rough time of late. You’ve been dealing with tax evasion charges. You’ve dealt with injuries, and fallen to third in scoring in
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The rise of AI and challenge of making conversational bots (The 3:59, Ep. 70) – CNET We also discuss Amazon’s offer of an ad-supported phone and how IBM is using its Watson technology to help with cancer treatment.
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Educational Tool Equips Engineers with Real-World Power Expertise Texas Instruments has launched a toolkit that provides real world experience of power designs for both professionals and students.
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Take a 360-Degree Tour of One of The Most Expensive Carousels in the World Video by Gizmodo/Mandy MandelsteinJane’s Carousel is one of the most iconic carousels in the world, but few people know it’s crazy backstory. Prior to arriving at its new home in a $9 million glass box facing the Manhattan skyline, the carousel sat in Isadora Park in Youngstown, Ohio, where it was constructed in 1922. So how the hell did it end up in Brooklyn?Well, Jane Walentas and her husband Da
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Trump’s Terrible Trade Ideas Would Make America Small and Weak Donald Trump’s big speech on the economy yesterday was, not surprisingly, a festival of bad ideas and false statements. But even more than that, it was a rejection of the idea that America should be a fully engaged participant in the modern international economy. Trump’s address was billed as a jobs speech, but its main focus was outlining an intensely protectionist view on trade. In particular,
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Violence Over Food in Venezuela Continues As Maduro Looks to Dissolve Legislature in Response to Recall Referendum Attempt Some Venezuelans are reportedly raiding supermarkets and targeting food trucks as the food shortage, part of Venezuela’s broader self-induced economic crisis, continues to get worse. Protests over the food situation continue, and some richer residents, according to the Washington Post, have taken to purchasing supermarket goods online from Miami. The government has also increased security at poin
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Vansky’s Eyestrain-Mitigating Bias Lights Are Back On Sale For Under $20 For a few years now, Antec’s USB-powered HDTV bias light has been one of our most reliably popular deals whenever it went on sale. The problem: It only got a significant discount once every few months. Luckily, a copycat has emerged to fill in the gap.Read more…
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Rise of the chatbots, and why you should care OPINION: There’s a little-known app called Mezi that can help you order flowers. You start a chat, explain what you want, and Amazon delivers the order a few days later. It’s not rocket science. In fact, while there’s A.I. involved in parsing out your order and finding the best options, most of the shopping advice is provided by actual humans. What impresses me is that it actually works. It saves
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An Afternoon With the World’s Most Powerful Rocket Booster It’ll rattle your fillings from three miles away. That’s what astronaut Stanley Love told me on Monday, a day before the test of a rocket booster that will propel the space shuttle’s successor into the void. An executive at Orbital ATK, the company that built the booster, also told me that if I wore loose pants, they would wave in the wind from the blast. I wasn’t sure whether to believe them or t
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Amazon starts selling its own branded coffee, baby food – CNET The company quietly launches private-label brands Mama Bear baby food and Happy Belly coffee on its website.
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Cool Capital: Inside South Africa’s Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale © Andrea Avezzù. Courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia As part of ArchDaily’s coverage of the 2016 Venice Biennale, we are presenting a series of articles written by the curators of the exhibitions and installations on show.In line with creative director  Alejandro Aravena’s theme for the 15th La Biennale di Venezia “Reporting from the Front”, the 2016 South African pavilion at buildin
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Understanding How to Stay Safe Online in 2016 I don’t know about you, but I’m no longer surprised when I hear of a massive data breach. Hundreds of millions of personal account credentials have been stolen in 2016 alone, and we’ve seen a 29% increase in data breaches since 2013. The number of new malware variants detected consistently rises, and we see increasingly sophisticated permutations of dangerous code affecting home users, businesses,
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Conserved microRNAs may regulate limb regeneration in evolutionarily distant species Several conserved microRNAs, or short, highly conserved noncoding RNAs that are targeted to and inhibit expression of specific genes, may be involved in the regulation of limb regeneration across evolutionarily distant species, according to a study published June 29, 2016 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Benjamin King and Viravuth Yin from Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory and the Un
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Searching for Sustainable Health Systems | Professor James Barlow | TEDxMoorgate Current resources are not sufficient to cope with the rising number of diseases associated with obesity and poor nutrition. As technology develops, healthcare infrastructure must become simpler, smaller, cheaper and more distributed. We need to focus on shifting certain treatments and care from hospitals to the local community and patients should have access to cheaper health workers. Professor Ba
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“What Matters to Me” – a new vital sign | Jason Leitch | TEDxGlasgow When a person is admitted to hospital, they will have their vital signs measured. Vital signs are the most important signs that tell clinical teams about a patient’s life-sustaining functions and are taken to help assess the health of a person and give clues to possible illnesses. One of the biggest challenges facing local and global healthcare delivery is an absence of compassion. The continual f
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Successful startups; ‘what’s luck got to do with it?’ | Mark Payton | TEDxGlasgow In this talk Mark will explore the concept of “patient capital”, an idea which he believes must be accepted if the UK is to become home to more successful start-ups. He’ll also explain what he thinks about gazelles, 800lb gorillas, and Unicorns and how, if they really want to, entrepreneurs can truly create their own luck. A Type 1 Diabetes diagnosis is perhaps an unusual start to a career in tech
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Disrupt Yourself or Die Trying | Ellis Watson | TEDxGlasgow Although humans have been evolving for over a million years, during the last few hundred we have been taught to conform, stay in our place and stay in our class. Ellis’s talk will highlight the idea that as we become older we also become more reserved taking less risks, totally under-utilising our potential and wasting opportunities. Using remarkable real-life examples, his talk will implore you t
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How to crowdsource a refugee rights strategy | Stephen Manning | TEDxMtHood Attorney Stephen W. Manning is a founding partner of Immigrant Law Group PC and the founder and director of the Innovation Law Lab, a non-profit that combines technology and litigation to create next generation activism against mass incarceration of refugees and immigrants. He is an adjunct professor at Lewis & Clark Law School. Stephen has received multiple awards: the 2015 Founders Award for
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Philosophy: The Life Hack of the Future | Monica McCarthy | TEDxICC This talk examines the need for group discourse and philosophy for enrichment and fulfillment. Monica McCarthy is preoccupied with the age-old question of what it means to flourish in an increasingly noisy world. She is the founder of Cheshire Parlour, a haven for exploring big ideas via the lens of philosophy and culture, and the co-founder of a Philosophy & Cocktails Club in NYC. Monica spea
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From America to Americas | Carlos Graupera | TEDxFranklin&MarshallCollege President of the Spanish American Civic Association, Carlos Graupera, has launched multiple community development organizations for Latinos in Lancaster, PA. In noting the benefits that immigrants provide to their new home, Graupera discusses how Lancaster’s Latino population has been active in its own revitalization and success. Carlos Graupera is the President of the Spanish American Civic Assoc
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The Energy Crisis is Over! | Derek Sutherland | TEDxUofW Derek Sutherland exclaims that the energy crisis is over and explores how nuclear fusion can revolutionize energy production. Derek extols the many virtues of fusion and how with research and public support it can become reality. Derek Sutherland is a graduate research associate at the University of Washington (UW), and is also the CEO of CTFusion, a spin-off company dedicated to the development o
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The Power of Small Nation Diplomacy in the 21stCentury | Mark Muller Stuart | TEDxGlasgow The first decade of the 21st Century has witnessed an unprecedented increase in conflict and terror related activities across the globe leading to the implosion of old world certainties in places like Europe and the MENA region. Join Mark Muller Stuart as he explores why this might be so as he charts the rise of a number of remarkable, new innovative non-state and small power mediators who have he
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The 420 Gourmet Most people know you can eat pot instead of smoke it. What most don’t know is that the process is far more involved than shaking some over your food like…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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Make no mistake, revenge is (bitter) sweet Deep, dark and sometimes overwhelming, the human compulsion to seek revenge is a complex emotion that science has found incredibly hard to explain. Despite popular consensus that “revenge is sweet,” years of experimental research have suggested otherwise, finding that revenge is seldom as satisfying as we anticipate and often leaves the avenger less happy in the long run. New research is
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Bernie-backed #Occupy activist wins landslide in NY congressional primary #Occupy activist Zephyr Teachout has become the first of what could be many candidates backed by presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to win a Democratic primary, after a landslide victory for the 19th congressional district in New York. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Robot eyes and humans fix on different things to decode a scene Tracking neural networks that process images shows that they concentrate on different areas from us, but making them more human-like might not improve their skills
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Ably Naturally Repellent Apparel Whether hitting the gym or heading to dinner, this apparel stays fresh for weeks on end.
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Bradley Element Watch An updated version of a watch designed to be easily read by the blind.
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NiteCore Tiny Monster TM03 Tactical Flashlight With 2800 lumens, you’ll never worry about what goes bump in the night.
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Bryan Cranston may direct an episode of Better Call Saul, but something is holding him back Bryan Cranston is a fan of Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad prequel that follows lawyer Jimmy McGill as he gradually transitions into Saul Goodman. In fact, Cranston, who starred as Walter White in “Breaking Bad,” likes the show so much that he’s thinking of turning down the opportunity to direct an episode, just so he can avoid spoilers. As reported by ScreenCrush, the Emmy-winning actor stoppe
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Hidrate Spark review If you’re like me, you don’t drink enough water. Coffee? Sure. Orange juice? Yes, please. Beer? Depends, have I finished writing for the day? Okay, yeah I’ll have a beer. That’s not for lack of knowledge, by the way. Studies show that drinking more water isn’t just good for your health, but it will make you feel a lot better, look a lot better, and be more productive. Hidrate knows this, and wants
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More housing units lost to mansions as New York City de-densifies More proof that it’s not nostalgists and NIMBYs causing housing shortages, it’s inequality.
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Oregon’s Crater Lake National Park is nature’s beauty at its finest Oregon’s Crater Lake National Park remains one of the United State’s most beautiful parks while boasting North America’s second deepest lake. The post Oregon’s Crater Lake National Park is nature’s beauty at its finest appeared first on The Manual.
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Meet the Voice Behind AOL’s ‘You’ve Got Mail’ Some of the most memorable voices are those of people we’ve never met. I’ve never met Susan Bennett, but I talk to her everyday with Siri. Charlie Pellett’s voice will always rattle around the cobwebs of my brain as the voice behind New York’s subway system. Then there’s Elwood Edwards, the voice behind the most iconic phrase of the early internet—AOL’s “You’ve Got Mail.”Great Big Story sits down
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Why Your Smartphone’s Battery Sucks Is Finally Revealed When it comes to modern consumer electronics, we all seem to be obsessed with finding an electrical outlet to charge up. That’s because the lithium-ion batteries that power our smartphones, laptops, and other gadgets have a performance problem: with each charge, they become less efficient, eventually becoming too unstable to function. Now chemists from Texas A&M have uncovered what causes batt
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Review: Belkin’s Base for Apple Pencil is a premium, inkwell-like stand for the iPad Pro stylus Apple Pencil is fantastic as a digital stylus, but its minimal design creates the obvious question of “Where do I put the thing when I’m not using it?” for anyone that owns one. Belkin has a new solution that borrows from the traditional inkwell: Base for Apple Pencil. If you regularly use Apple Pencil with iPad Pro at your desk or want a nice solution for storing it when not in use, Base is wort
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What It’s Like To Drive 1000 Miles On An Electric Two-Wheeler From Our Blogs: Speed Lab The pros and cons of electric rallying Two participants in the 2016 WAVE Trophy all-electric rally across Europe share their experiences of riding a Kumpan scooter and a Zero motorcycle 1000 miles.
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Northern bird found to be more resilient to winter weather Northern wrens are larger and more resilient to winter weather than those living in the south, new research reveals. The research means that populations inhabiting regions where winters are more severe show some form of adaptation. The research team say that their findings have particular relevance to our understanding of how birds and other species are able to respond to climate change.
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Allergy-causing ‘bad guy’ cells unexpectedly prove life-saving in C. difficile Researchers have identified immune cells vital for protecting us from potentially deadly C. difficile. Surprisingly, those cells are often vilified for their role in causing asthma and allergies. But when it comes to C. difficile, they could be the difference in life and death.
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Saved by the sun: Solar-powered oxygen delivery system helps save lives in Uganda A new twist on the use of renewable energy is saving children’s lives in Africa. The innovation — a solar-powered oxygen delivery system — is providing concentrated oxygen in hospital for children suffering from severe pneumonia.
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Researchers identify the molecular roots of lung damage in preemies with GI disease Scientists have figured out a root cause of the lung damage that occurs in up to 10 percent of premature infants who develop necrotizing enterocolitis, a disorder that damages and kills the lining of the intestine.
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Everolimus R-CHOP combination safe for treating diffuse large B-cell lymphoma The targeted therapy everolimus may be safely combined with R-CHOP for new, untreated diffuse large B-cell lymphoma according to the results of a pilot study. R-CHOP is a combination of drugs used to treat lymphoma. The combination includes rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisone.
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Some surfaces are wetted by water, others are water-repellent: A new material can be both Scientists have discovered a robust surface whose adhesive and wetting properties can be switched using electricity.
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Total face transplant in patient with severe burns: Team outlines surgical approach Last year, the most extensive clinical face transplant to date was successfully carried out. A complete report on this procedure — including the extensive organizational and training program created to prepare for it — has just been published.
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Upgrade Your Rice Krispies Treats with Browned Butter Butter makes everything better, but browned butter makes everything more complex and sophisticated. When used in Rice Krispies Treats it tempers the cloying sweetness of the marshmallows and adds depth and nutty goodness.To brown, heat your butter in a pan until the solids just begin to pick up color and everything starts to look rich and golden, but not super dark. Besides browning the butter, Th
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The RinseKit will make beach trips less memorable, in a good way Have you ever gone to a sandy beach and had the time of your life? If you have, you know how wonderful the memories you made there are, but how tainted they become as you discover granules of sand that followed you in the car, to your hotel, in your bag, and into your home. If you haven’t experienced this, just know that 2 years after a trip to Florida, sand has been found in nooks and crannies t
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5 Underwater Cameras to Consider for Your Summer Vacation People are doing more with photography than ever before. Photos from iPhones are used to make billboard-quality graphics. Companies like GoPro are putting out entire 360-degree virtual reality camera rigs. Brands like Canon are putting out consumer-grade DSLRs with 50-megapixel censors. Fifty. Who the hell even needs that many megapixels? With the rapid pace at […]
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E-cigarette use among college students: Helpful aid or risky enabler? Electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use continues to rise, and current data regarding use of e-cigarettes among college students are needed. The study connects e-cigarette use in colleges to high rates of alcohol consumption and other factors such as: gender, race/ethnicity and traditional cigarettes. The rise of e-cigarettes may be a positive consequence of cigarette smokers who use this product t
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Ovarian cancer study uncovers new biology In what is believed to be the largest study of its kind, scientists led a study that examined the proteomes of 169 ovarian cancer patients to identify critical proteins expressed by their tumors.
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Key power-splitting component for terahertz waves One of the most basic components of any communications network is a power splitter that allows a signal to be sent to multiple users and devices. Researchers have now developed just such a device for terahertz radiation — a range of frequencies that may one day enable data transfer up to 100 times faster than current cellular and Wi-Fi networks.
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Plate tectonics without jerking: Detailed recordings of earthquakes on ultraslow mid-ocean ridges The earthquake distribution on ultra-slow mid-ocean ridges differs fundamentally from other spreading zones. Water circulating at a depth of up to 15 kilometers leads to the formation of rock that resembles soft soap. This is how the continental plates on ultra-slow mid-ocean ridges may move without jerking, while the same process in other regions leads to many minor earthquakes, according to geop
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A brief history of airport security With airports once again under scrutiny after the Ataturk attack, BBC Rewind takes a look back at some of the key milestones in the evolution of airport security.
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New Exhibition Examines the Architecture of Immigrant Workers A new exhibition examines how Turkish migrants returning from Germany layered European elements, and experienes, into their homes Humans are engaged in a constant feedback loop with our environment: we shape our architecture at the same time our architecture shapes us. Migrating Spaces, a new exhibition at Istanbul’s SALT Galata, explores this Ouroboros-like architectural relationship via 132 hom
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Researchers dismantle Iranian cyberespionage operation The infrastructure used by an Iranian cyberespionage group to control infected computers around the world has been hijacked by security researchers. Researchers from Palo Alto Networks came across the group’s activities earlier this year, but found evidence that it has been operating since at least 2007. Its main tool is a custom malware program dubbed Infy, which was repeatedly improved over t
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A young man rebounds from homelessness and drugs — with an assist from soccer This story is part of the SF Homeless Project, a collaboration of more than 70 media organizations reporting on homelessness. SAN FRANCISCO — When Philip Jones first heard of Street Soccer USA, he wanted to play.  Program director Ben Anderson made a pitch for new players at the shelter where Philip was staying in 2014: Get some exercise, meet new people and see where things go from there. It sou
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New Clues About the Aging Brain’s Memory Functions A European study led by Umea University Professor Lars Nyberg, has shown that the dopamine D2 receptor is linked to the long-term episodic memory, which function often reduces with age and due to dementia. This new insight can contribute to the understanding of why some but not others are affected by memory impairment. The results have been published in the journal PNAS.
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Unlocking the Secrets of Nerve Regeneration Nerves in the central nervous system of adult mammals do not usually regenerate when injured. The granule cell, a nerve cell located in the cerebellum, is different. When its fibres, called parallel fibres, are cut, rapid regeneration ensues and junctions with other neurons called “synapses” are rebuilt. The precise mechanism for this was unclear.
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How Do You Make A Healthier Cream Cheese That Doesn’t Suck? Science A new way of structuring fats could be the key Scientists are using oleogels to make a low-fat cream cheese…
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Watch How Sparklers Work In Slo-Mo Science Just in time for the Fourth of July Sparklers – they’re on fire!
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A Plan to Save This Mammalian Species from Extinction Came Too Late The Bramble Cay melomys is now extinct (Image: Queensland Government)The rat-like Bramble Cay melomys is the first mammal to go extinct because of human-induced climate change. The conservationists who made this sad discovery now admit they were actually trying to capture these rodents for a captive breeding program—but they arrived too late. As we reported earlier this month, a research team from
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Ford issues three recalls for fewer than 10,000 vehicles – Roadshow Affected models include Focus Electric, F-150, Explorer and Transit Connect.
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A User’s Guide To FiveThirtyEight’s 2016 General Election Forecast We’ve just launched FiveThirtyEight’s 2016 general election forecast, which projects how the 538 Electoral College votes could break down in the presidential election. The forecast will be continually updated through Election Day on Nov. 8. Here’s a bullet-point-style look at how it was built.What’s new in the model since 2012?Not that much! It’s mostly the same model as the one we used to success
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Donald Trump Has A 20 Percent Chance Of Becoming President Just launched: our 2016 general election forecast.How do you predict a general election with Donald Trump?We can think of a few basic approaches. One of them is to assert that precedent doesn’t apply to this election and that Trump’s case is sui generis. It’s not clear where that leads you, however.If Trump is “unpredictable,” a phrase we heard used to describe him so often during the primaries, d
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Domio Helmet Audio A piece of audio equipment that lets extreme athletes go headphone-free.
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Trayvax Contour submitted by Mikey Bautista We were as surprised as anyone when we saw the reaction to Trayvax’s new Element wallets. Despite a market saturated with minimalist wallets, the Element hit a combination of leather and metal that resonated with the wants and needs of their customers for a modern heirloom wallet.Trayvax are back where they started, crowdfunding their latest product — the Contour. Desig
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Self-assembling nanomachines may help detect disease When Paul Rothemund first described DNA origami — a process of self-assembly of shapes of DNA — in a 2006 issue of the journal Nature, he laid the groundwork for a method that would one day be used to depict tiny smiley faces and rough maps of the Americas. Since then, nanoscale-folding has also found more practical applications in medicine and electronics. Inspired by Rothemund’s work, a team of
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Remembering Zaha: Amanda Levete on Hadid’s Revolutionary BMW Building In a video series realized in collaboration with Architizer, Dezeen sat down with Amanda Levete to discuss her “all-time favorite building” by the late architect Zaha Hadid: the BMW Building. To Levete, the BMW Building is most representative of “Zaha’s strong preoccupation and obsession with the scale of large infrastructure projects.” The building, located in Leipzig, Germany, is a reinterpreta
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The Deep History of Bone-Eating Worms Long before the origin of whales, boneworms fed on marine reptiles. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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LA hotel confuses GTA V and real life on its website Grand Theft Auto V‘s Los Santos does a great job of being a virtual Los Angeles. As a person who travels to LA for E3 each year, I always joke that being in […]
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Another speedy “Pyonghattan” skyscraper project is underway Hoping to show the world his country is doing just fine despite sanctions and outside pressure over its nuclear weapons program, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has put his soldier-builders to work on yet another major [skyscraper] project Pyongyang’s new Pyonghattan, officially called “Ryomyong Street,” is to have the country’s tallest apartment building, at 70 stories, along with a 50-story buil
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PlayStation’s Vue cord-cutting TV service is coming to Android Sony Interactive Entertainment expands its live media efforts to Android. The company is launching its PlayStation Vue subscription-based internet TV service on the Google mobile operating system today. If you already have a membership, which starts at $30 per month, you can log in and start watching your shows on the go immediately. PlayStation Vue was already available on iOS in addition to PS4,
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Apple Supplier Drops a Possible Hint About the Death of the Headphone Jack Image: PhilipsCirrus Logic, a prominent supplier of audio technology for brands like Harmon Kardon, Sony, and Philips, announced a new development kit that will make it easier for companies to create headphones using the Apple Lightning connector. The announcement comes in the wake of a flurry of rumors suggesting that the iPhone 7 will not feature a headphone jack like older models. Instead, the
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Odds and Ends for Your Next Outdoors Excursion We’ll keep it simple: Here’s a list of neat items to bring along on your next adventure in the great outdoors. For more great outdoors stuff, refer to our camping gear guide. * * * Saddleback Leather’s Simple Canvas Pack. ($327 for small, $367 for medium) Saddleback Leather’s Simple Canvas Pack » It seems strange to recommend something from Saddleback Leather that isn’t made entirely of…y’know, l
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Wave 2 Wi-Fi may be a sleeper, but it’s great for some On Wednesday, the Wi-Fi Alliance launched its certification program for IEEE 802.11ac Wave 2, a technology that’s been on the market for more than a year. Wave 2 can deliver up to 6.8Gbps (bits per second) and lets an access point talk to more than one device at a time. But due to issues like timing and wired backhaul, Wave 2 adoption has been relatively slow. The new technology builds on the f
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Clinton cash: Pro-Hillary group took $200k in illegal donations One federal contractor has donated $200,000 to a super-PAC backing Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, in clear violation of a 1971 law banning such contributions. Donald Trump may also be in trouble for soliciting funds from foreigners. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Munich to spend extra €2.2m on Oktoberfest security in the wake of Brussels, Istanbul attacks The city of Munich, which hosts the annual Oktoberfest beer festival, is planning to spend additional €2.2m ($2.4 m) on security. The move comes following deadly terror attacks in Istanbul airport and Brussels bombings. Read Full Article at RT.com
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US homeland ‘more secure’ , but ISIS can inspire homegrown extremists online – CIA chief An attack by Islamic State in the US would not be surprising, the CIA chief said. While the US is more difficult for terrorists to infiltrate than it was before 9/11, IS has shown ability to inspire people already inside the US using the internet. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The FDA Wants Proof Hand Sanitizer Works Hand sanitizer is a constant presence in modern life, from your purse to your office desk to the automatic dispensers in airports and classrooms. Now the Food and Drug Administration says it’s looking for data on the safety and efficacy of these products.Read more…
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Surprising qualities of insulator ring surfaces Topological insulators behave like insulators at their core and allow good conductivity on their surface. They owe their characteristics to a new quantum state within the material discovered in 2007 and 2009 for 2D and 3D materials, respectively. Scientists studying the surface of ring-shaped, or toric, topological insulators, have just discovered some characteristics that had only previously been
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PHOTOS: The Great Salt Lake is drying up and it could have a global impact At seventy-five miles long and thirty-five miles wide, Utah’s Great Salt Lake is the largest salt water lake in the Western Hemisphere. Its massive size might make it seem like a fixed part of the American West, but the great lake is vanishing so quickly, it has researchers and ecologists scrambling to find a solution. Last spring, cranes were brought in to lift 80 boats out of the muddy marina af
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A protein coat helps chromosomes keep their distance Researchers have identified a protein that disperses chromosomes during cell division. That proteins can function as surfactants inside the cell was completely unexpected.
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Little to no association between butter consumption, chronic disease or total mortality An epidemiological study analyzing the association of butter consumption with chronic disease and mortality finds that butter was only weakly associated with total mortality, not associated with heart disease, and slightly inversely associated (protective) with diabetes.
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Hillary Clinton Wanted to Keep Up Appearances Regarding Private Email Server as Early as 2009 Newly revealed emails, released via a court order in relation to a public records lawsuit filed by the conservative legal watchdog group Judicial Watch, cast yet more doubts on Hillary Clinton’s claim that she used a private email server while serving as secretary of state merely “for convenience.”  Among the 165 pages of emails released Monday, the Associated Press notes one particular
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New ‘Yelp Knowledge’ program will help big businesses know how much we love (or hate) them Yelp has officially unveiled its ‘Knowledge’ platform, which is aimed at helping businesses better understand how much we love (or hate) them. In February, Yelp Knowledge was soft-launched with a single partner. At the time, Yelp agreed to license its data to Sprinklr, a marketing firm that aggregates what customers are saying about businesses online. Rather than manually scouring the Web for revi
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WIRED Book Club: Alright Fine We’ll Read The Name of the Wind After two months of challenging ourselves, we’re ready for what Rothfuss is selling: classic fantasy that’s not so much read as consumed. The post WIRED Book Club: Alright Fine We’ll Read The Name of the Wind appeared first on WIRED.
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China is forcing Apple to monitor and report App Store users By giving people a place to freely express themselves, and allowing them to find and communicate with similarly-minded people, the Internet serves as the perfect place for opposition and resistance movements to form. That’s why the Chinese government has been trying to monitor and control as much online activity as it can, especially since Xi Jinping came into power back in 2012. Its most-recent e
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Mountaineering ants use body heat to warm nests Underground army ants can keep their nests — called bivouacs — warm with their body heat; this social warming may enable fragile offspring to survive in chilly mountain forests, according to researchers.
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Like a Swiss Army Knife for your car, the Intelliboost RG6000 can jumpstart a dead battery or inflate a flat tire The IntelliBoost RG600 by Rugged Geek is a compact lithium ion battery that you can use to jump start your car, inflate a flat tire, and have charge to spare to charge your phone or a laptop. The device is covered in a durable tire-tread material, and it’s able to withstand extreme cold and heat. It comes in a case which is loaded with accessories, including mini jumper cables, an air compressor,
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Turn your garbage disposal into a composter with this gadget Composting is all about reducing waste and reusing existing resources, so of course, when conceptualizing a device to help individuals compost, the same principles had to be applied. And applied they were when a team of senior engineering students from Rice University’s Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen developed the BioBlend, an attachment that turns your average garbage disposal into a composter
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Hitachi will offer HD and 4K Roku smart TVs this fall Hitachi is onboard to make Roku smart TVs, the company has announced. This upcoming fall, Hitachi will offer a line of Roku TVs with both HD and Ultra HD 4K resolution, all of them with various sized displays and Roku’s own OS. The televisions, as with the TCL and Hisense versions that have been available for a while, will give … Continue reading
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Firework Shapes – Smiley Faces, Hearts and Stars – Oh My! Fireworks are so advanced they turn into shapes like hearts, stars and even smiley faces. But have you ever wondered how they do that?
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Become King of the Grill with the 2016 Traeger Pro Series 34 Four-wheel drives are popular for their off-road capabilities and generous size, well the Traeger 2016 Pro Series 34 is the 4WD of BBQ grills. This spacious grill is equipped with a sawhorse chassis that possess the strength of a front-rower. A sturdy side-lift bar gives even weight distribution when moving the grill and the solid all-terrain wheels ease over pavers, […]Visit Man of Many for the f
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That’s Not an Oven, This is an Oven – Harrison Artisan Luxury Outdoor Ovens Britain’s family-owned Harrison makes luxurious outdoor ovens that resemble early bank-safes (in a good way) and emanate with pure craftsmanship and boundless creativity. One look at these industrial-grade symphonies of stainless steel and you can already smell the delicious smoke and taste the tender meat as it slides over your tongue, arousing even the most dormant of taste buds. If […]Visit Man
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What Is Music and Why Is It So Special? Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad sits down to talk about music—its purpose, its function, its meaning—with filmmaker Mac Premo in this wildly frenetic video and somehow manages to explain why music is so special. Abumrad says that unlike words, which are basically just a code or an agreement between people, music just is what it is, and the response we have is innate. Music can magically get around a person
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Mondo Jaws Pins & Tees Mondo celebrates the Alamo Drafthouse’s Jaws on the Water screening with merch designed by Tom Whalen. There’s a two-pin set based on the Jaws poster, a Jaws logo t-shirt, as well as a pin and a t-shirt depicting the SCUBA tank in Jaws’ mouth. Link Price: $10-$30 More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Eminem Mom’s Spaghetti TeesAlternative Scouting Merit BadgesOctovo Dopp KitI Love Procrastinat
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Video: A Rocket Launch As Seen From An Airplane Aviation That thing is hauling A sight few people ever see: This footage from a BWI to Ft. Lauderdale flight caught a rocket leaving Earth at more that 28,000 miles per hour.
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The Mouse Pad Arm-Stand will make any chair feel like a proper desk When you work on a computer but you’re seldom at a desk that actually accommodates your height and comfort needs, you look for accessories to make the experience less strenuous. You want to make sure you’re not doing your body any harm, as long-term effects usually mean surgery. To make sure you’re going the ergonomic route, you don’t want to buy yourself a better desk, but you can buy pieces to
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Lil Bub is the world’s cutest perma-kitten powered by electromagnets Lil Bub is a curious cat. In the world of famous internet cats, this little kitty has made a huge impact. She’s got her own talk show, an album, apparel line (for humans, […]
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Meteorites from fireball seen over Arizona found Arizona State University says researchers have found pieces of a small asteroid that left a fiery trail in the sky over eastern Arizona earlier this month.
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IS conflict: Iraq air strikes ‘target militant convoy’ A convoy carrying suspected Islamic State militants has been destroyed in air strikes near the Iraqi city of Falluja, the defence ministry says.
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Younger generation more optimistic about big data, study says IT professionals aged 18 to 34 are much more optimistic than their elders that “big data” analysis will fundamentally change how business is conducted in the next few years, according to an IDG Enterprise survey.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story)
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New City Grid Floating Above Existing Cities Editor’s Choice 2016 Skyscraper Competition Sergej Pogorelov, Siarhei Kuratski, Andrei Mikhalenko, Anastasiya Neumiarzhytskaya, Dimitri Kiselev Belarus Background The cities everyone wants to live in should be clean and safe, possess efficient public services, provide cultural stimulation and dynamic economy. These are not the cities we live in. We imagined what a clean and safe city would look l
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The Twitris sentiment analysis tool by Cognovi Labs predicted the Brexit hours earlier than polls  Cognovi Labs is a new analytics startup that relies on Twitris to take a sample of social media chatter to deduce real-time, large-scale, automated sentiment about specific topics. As a real-world example of the tool’s capability, the Cognovi Labs analyzed Twitter chatter leading up to the Brexit vote and predicted that polls leaning toward the “remain” camp were incorrect… Read More
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NATO activity on Russian borders ‘doubled,’ provoking Moscow’s response – Russian Defense Ministry NATO activity on Russia’s doorstep has “more than doubled” recently, forcing Russia to take retaliatory measures, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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How cancer cells spread and squeeze through tiny blood vessels The spread of cancer from a tumor’s original location to other parts of the body can play a major role in whether the disease turns deadly. Many steps in this process, called metastasis, remain murky. But now scientists are gaining new insights into how cancer cells might squeeze through and even divide within narrow blood vessels while travelling in the body. They report their study using microtu
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Portable test rapidly detects Zika in saliva for $2 Anxiety over the Zika virus is growing as the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro approach. To better diagnose and track the disease, scientists are now reporting in ACS’ journal Analytical Chemistry a new $2 test that in the lab can accurately detect low levels of the virus in saliva.
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Uber will soon begin tracking driving behavior via smartphone sensors Uber is piloting a controversial new technology that’s capable of tracking a driver’s bad behavior – speeding, cutting corners or aggressively braking – via the sensors in their smartphones.
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INFOGRAPHIC: The worlds greatest sports stadiums and the architects behind them With UEFA underway and the Rio Olympics just around the corner, it’s a fitting time to take a look at some of the world’s greatest stadiums ever built. RubberBond created an infographic that explores the best stadiums from around the world, from football and rugby to national and Olympic stadiums. You’ll find information on when the stadiums were built, the main designers and architects behind the
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Video Perfectly Skewers the Assholery of OK Go No one is impressed by your dumb choreographed videos, OK Go. It’s old. It’s masturbatory. You’re hurting yourselves and the people closest to you, and you need to stop.AJJ’s new video for “Goodbye, Oh Goodbye” reads like a parody of all the hallmarks of mad-vi internet band OK Go: There’s synchronized dancing (walking in place), balls from a ball pit (potentially stolen?), matching clothes (possi
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Forget Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, the Beef Box lets you perfectly dry-age steak Properly dry-aging a cut of steak at home is a science. Not only does simply sticking it in a standard fridge risk drying out the exterior too quickly but it also prevents any extra moisture from escaping. Enter the Beef Box, an everyday at-home solution for those interested in cooking quality cuts of meat at home as opposed to spending an arm and a leg at a premium steakhouse. Armed with the abil
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Max One will wake you when your smoke alarm doesn’t Sleeping through all five of your wake-up alarms may not be ideal for that early morning meeting, but sleeping through a smoke detector alarm could have much more dire consequences. And if you have a habit of not waking up when you’re supposed to, you may be able to use a little help from a smart home device. Meet the Max One, from smart home device maker Max — it’s a new kind of safety alarm that
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Freetoo Outdoor Gloves Men, what can you do with Freetoo’s outdoor gloves? An Amazon reviewer says, “I threw several heavy punches at a tree in my yard. And no it didn’t feel good on my hand but it didn’t damage it at all. If you punch someone in the face then you will not have a problem.” So…there are 2 options. Or if punching trees and faces aren’t on the top of your hobby list, the high-performance gloves
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2016 Nissan Leaf vs 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf: Range-Anxiety Electric cars may be the future, but so is range anxiety. That’s the lingering conclusion after testing two of the most popular, competitively-priced EVs on the market, the 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf SE, and the 2016 Nissan Leaf SL. Unlike anything from Tesla’s forecourt, you’ll get change from $40k even buying brand new, and various subsidies tickle the sticker prices even … Continue reading
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How Web Browsing Is Becoming Even More Secure The wealth of personal information we share online has grown exponentially since 1994, the inception of the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Protocol. The Internet is awash with passphrases, credit card details, and online banking data. We have SSL certificates to thank for our security and privacy. But you’ve probably heard of recent flaws that have dented your trust in the cryptographic protocol. Fort
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San Francisco Will Ban Styrofoam Products From City Environment Say goodbye to those packing peanuts you love so much The city of San Francisco unanimously passed an ordinance banning the sale of polystyrene on Tuesday.
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TP-Link’s Echo-Compatible Smart Plug Is Back Down to $25 TP-Link Smart Plug, $25Like the idea of a Belkin WeMo Switch, but not willing to spend $40-$50 to try one out? This TP-Link alternative has a nearly identical feature set for half the price.Just like a WeMo switch, TP-Link’s Smart Plug will let you turn appliances on and off from your smartphone, and set schedules to toggle them automatically. The only major feature it’s lacking is IFTTT support,
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Mac CLI Is a Massive Collection of Command Line Tools for Developers Mac: You can do just about anything from the command line on a Mac, but with so many utilities, it’s hard to remember what commands do what. Mac CLI is a set of utilities that simplifies that.Mac CLI is basically a set of developer-friendly utilities in one package with easy-to-remember commands. Mac CLI can handle basic stuff like closing and opening apps alongside a set of network commands, LAMP
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Build an Automatically Updating Digital Photo Frame with a Raspberry Pi and Google Photos We already know the Raspberry Pi makes a great photo frame, but DIYer Paul Stamatiou took it another step and integrated in Google Photos.http://lifehacker.com/build-a-smarte…Stamatiou took a frame, stuffed a small display inside, mounted the Raspberry Pi to the back, then created a script to load in Google Photos. The end result is a digital photo frame that’s automatically pulling in new photo
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F-35 completes first transatlantic flight on delivery to UK Marines forces on either side of the Atlantic have depended on air support from the versatile AV-8B Harrier jump jet and its marvelous Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) capability to lift into flight without a runway. But the venerable aircraft has slowly been phased out in favor of the upcoming F-35 Lightning II fighter plane, which will come in a VTOL-equipped ‘C’ version. Despite scandals ov
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31 scientific societies just told Congress to take their climate denial and shove it Scientists have had enough of Congress’ climate denial. On Tuesday, a whopping 31 major scientific groups — representing tens of thousands of researchers — delivered a joint letter to Capitol Hill to present a unified front on the seriousness of human-caused global warming and the need to address it. The 3-page letter, which is a more forceful version of a 2009 letter to which 19 scientific socie
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Wi-Fi Gets Multi-Gigabit, Multi-User Boost With Upgrades To 802.11ac The Wi-Fi Alliance has announced its certification program for IEEE 802.11ac Wave 2, a technology that has been around on the market for more than a year. Wave 2 can deliver up to 6.8Gbps and lets an access point interact with more than one device at a time. Wave 2 features MIMO (or MU-MIMO) which improves the MIMO technology that lets Wi-FI transmit over more than one stream through the air. Wave
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Risky stem cell procedure for ALS may be done safely, study shows A complicated procedure for transplanting human stem cells into the spinal cord of patients with a fatal neurodegenerative disease may be done safely, new research shows. Although it’s unclear whether the stem cell treatment can actually slow down the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease, researchers are hopeful that one day the procedure could be used to de
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What Will Become of America’s Big Box Stores? © flickr user walmartmovie. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 The Walmart Supercenter is generally considered one of the great antagonists of architecture around the world – the hulking behemoth who sold its integrity for the consumer convenience of having everything in one place. Though the first Walmart Supercenter didn’t open until 1988, big box stores have existed in some form since the 1960s, lu
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Average cost of solar and wind energy could fall by 59% in the next decade A new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) finds that with the right policies in place, the average costs for solar and wind power could decrease by between 26 percent and 59 percent by 2025. The report, titled The Power to Change: Solar and Wind Cost Reduction Potential to 2025, concludes that technology innovations, increased competition, pressure on supply chains and ec
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The brain watched during language learning Learning a new language is a difficult task. It requires skills for memorizing new words, learning how to put those words together in a grammatical way, and integrating them with existing linguistic knowledge. In a new study from researchers at the Donders Institute and Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, these skills were observed through brain imaging as native speakers of Dutch learned
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Scientists Freak Out Over Newly Discovered Hydrothermal Vents Science “Polychaetes, holy cow!” The Chamorro Seamount was going to be a quiet place to explore.
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Biden threatens to defund universities that don’t publish cancer trial results During a National Cancer Summit earlier today, Vice President Joe Biden pledged to take action against research institutions that don’t report their clinical trial results. Biden issued the remarks during his opening address at the Howard University’s summit, citing a 2015 Stat News report that showed that several prominent research centers, including Stanford University and the Memorial Sloan Ke
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Open Tabs: 15 Best Online Shops For Men Some of the biggest movers and shakers in E-commerce today.
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Slip on a Pair of Wireless, Noise-Canceling On-Ear Headphones For $40 Mpow Muze Bluetooth Headphones, $40 with code CSHVX2HLWe’ve seen our fair share of cheap Bluetooth ear buds, but how about on-ears? Mpow’s Muze headphones are wireless, foldable, well-reviewed, and even noise-canceling. That’s a heck of a package for $40. Remember, your next phone might not have a headphone jack, so this is as good a time as any to get accustomed to wireless.https://www.amazon.com
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Sick double rainbow magically transforms a Mexico City gray sky Luckily Webcams de Mexico predicted something cool would happen in the sky yesterday and they had a webcam on in Mexico City. A timelapse video from the Hotel Presidente InterContinental Santa Fe captured a sick double rainbow forming and arching over the city. As if the view from the hotel wasn’t already awesome enough, the two rainbows make the grey sky truly magical. Alexa does not like
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Science academies blast US government’s planned research-ethics reforms Panel recommends scrapping proposed changes to ‘Common Rule’ on human-subjects research.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20191
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Apple offering free download of sketching app Procreate via Apple Store app As it has done several times in the past, Apple is offering a free download of a popular iOS app via the Apple Store app. This time, the company is offering popular sketching app Procreate for iPhone for free. more…Filed under: Apple
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Yes, it’s possible to sneeze out spaghetti When I was six years old, I sneezed a noodle out of my nose. I was at the airport with my family. We were running to catch a flight somewhere, and suddenly I stopped, sneezed, and launched the pasta into the air. I still remember the whitish noodle curled up against the black linoleum floor. We all laughed, and the “noodle sneeze” instantly became family lore. As I grew older and repeat
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Mylio, which makes managing your images easier, now ‘Free Forever’ Mylio is a photo-organizing software that allows users to pull together photographs from every platform. The revolutionary tool gives the user the freedom to sort out their life in images using the Life Calendar. This feature automatically populates a calendar with your images, allowing you to sort them along a timeline using images to tell the story of your life. By scanning older images, prior t
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More than 680 people are on the waiting list for these rosé gummy bears Consider rosé gummy bears your excuse to take the phrase “rosé all day” much too literally.  Luxury candymaker Sugarfina teamed up with Whispering Angel rosé to bring rosé gummies to the masses, just in time for summer. But before the internet loses its collective mind over the thought of gummy-bear induced buzz, let’s be clear: The candy isn’t technically alcoholic. Rather, the rosé fl
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Verizon set to offer ‘unlimited’ option, data rollover – CNET The company could make its announcement, which may also include unlimited calls to Canada and Mexico, next week.
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Lady Gaga and 48 more celebs honor Orlando victims in video by Ryan Murphy Ryan Murphy can bring together star power like no one else but his latest effort is truly unlike anything we’ve seen before from the American Horror Story producer. Murphy called upon 49 of his friends for a video, released Wednesday by the Human Rights Campaign, to honor the victims of the Orlando tragedy, with appearances from Lady Gaga, Matt Bomer, Sofia Vergara and many others.  It runs m
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The President’s ‘Geek Squad’ that actually works for you | Vivian Graubard | TEDxMidAtlantic As part of the United States Digital Service, Vivian Graubard works on solving the government’s biggest challenges, such as reducing the backlog at Veterans Affairs, increasing transparency around the real cost of college, and simplifying the process of immigration. This group of engineers, designers, and product managers come from outside the government and bring a fresh perspective that focuses
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How to narrate an unforgettable story | Piyush Pandey | TEDxBITSGoa “Tell me a truth and I will believe, tell me a story and I will remember.” Watch this talk to see Piyush Pandey recount valuable and intricate details of effective communication from his experience. Piyush Pandey is an award-winning co-executive chairman and national creative director of Ogilvy & Mather India and vice-chairman of O&M Asia-Pacific. The Government of India awarded
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Survival of the Fittest (or just the most rested) | Professor Adrian Williams | TEDxMoorgate We all know sleep is a vital part of human function, yet we don’t know what exactly happens when we sleep and what makes it so important, other than an overall restorative process. What’s worse – driving drunk or sleep deprived? Professor Williams explores this, and describes how lack of sleep could even meaningfully affect weight gain. Professor Williams has had a long interest in Sleep Medicine
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Creating a Free HIV Vaccine | Naveen Jain | TEDxMoorgate We know about disruptors such as uber or air bnb, but what’s it like to be a disruptor in the field of medicine? Learn about how Naveen Jain and his team at The Immunity Project are pioneering groundbreaking work with the aim of creating a vaccine for HIV that can be used in the simple form of a nasal spray. Even better, they want to give it away for free. Naveen Jain is an entrepreneur and philan
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Are you confused about health information? You’re not alone | Lisa Fitzpatrick | TEDxMidAtlantic We are facing a crisis of health literacy in the United States. We are bombarded by health information, but we are confused about how our bodies work and often don’t understand what our doctors tell us. Fitzpatrick is spreading her message of health awareness through a video series, “Dr. Lisa on the Street,” in which she interacts with everyday people about health care topics ranging from hyperten
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Skynet vs Jarvis: Extinction or Immortality | Chiragh Dewan | TEDxSSCBS A comparison between two possible futures: Will the machines try to take over the world or will they help us make the world a better place? How is it that the same people could end up creating two futures so vastly different from each other? Or is there a possibility of a third future, one which lies between these two extremes, So many questions to be answered, but one can give a definitive reply.
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How to deal with trolls | Philbert Dy | TEDxXavierSchool Philbert’s talk revolves around his experience with “internet trolls” or people on the internet who badger and annoy for the joy of it. Contrary to the popular reaction that is to ignore, Philbert explains that it is much better to engage with them because there is much to be learned from doing so and because that is the only way they can ever change for the better. Philbert Dy is a voca
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The key to change: the value of undesirable traits | Joddi Chua | TEDxXavierSchool Joddi’s talk revolves around his experiences while trying to go from a serial underachiever to a model student. It points out that when one tries to change himself/herself for the better, undesirable traits should not just be thrown out, but rather should be made to balance out with the others. Joddi Chua is a H4 student in Xavier School. He is currently a class president and a student leader. He
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completely modifiable blackbird film rig can impersonate any car powered by an electric motor, it can be programmed to imitate acceleration curves and gearing shifts and the adjustable suspension alters ride height, rigidity and dampening to replicate typical driving characteristics. The post completely modifiable blackbird film rig can impersonate any car appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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This Beautiful Chef’s Knife Is Beautifully Cheap Good kitchen knives are expensive. A top of the line Shun, for instance, can cost as much as $750. But one knife enthusiast promises to offer the same great quality knife for a fraction of the price. So I got a chef to try out the prototype.The bargain knife in question is the Bulat Chef Knife. On Kickstarter, the blade has brought in over $220,000 and crushed its $25,000 goal. The pitch is pretty
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The biggest mobile, wearable and gaming gear still to come in 2016 Predicting unannounced products is something of an art form, combining equal parts pattern analysis, rumor mill watching and old-fashioned logic and imagination. While there’s no way to paint a Rembrandt-like picture of 2016’s biggest consumer tech until the big companies have already rolled out their holiday lineups, we can at least draft up an impressionist portrait, visible brush strokes and
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As sea level rises, Hudson River wetlands may expand In the face of climate change impact and inevitable sea level rise, Cornell and Scenic Hudson scientists studying New York’s Hudson River estuary have forecast new intertidal wetlands, comprising perhaps 33 percent more wetland area by the year 2100.
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Current stimulation to the brain partially restores vision in patients with glaucoma and optic nerve damage Vision loss due to glaucoma or optic nerve damage is generally considered irreversible. Now a new prospective, randomized, multi-center clinical trial demonstrates significant vision improvement in partially blind patients after 10 days of noninvasive, transorbital alternating current stimulation. In addition to activation of their residual vision, patients also experienced improvement in vision-r
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Tourist’s national anthem performance astounds onlookers at Lincoln Memorial Take note, would-be pop stars: this is how you command an audience. Singer and middle school assistant principal G. Star Swain made onlookers swoon with her powerful rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Lincoln Memorial earlier this month. Swain was initially nervous to tackle the notoriously difficult anthem, but ended up performing anyway — something for which we should
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EU army? New security strategy says bloc should ‘go beyond NATO’ The EU should develop military autonomy from NATO and take a stronger role on the global stage as it must be able to “repel, to respond and to protect,” a new EU security strategy says, encouraging closer military cooperation within the union. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Climate study finds human fingerprint in Northern Hemisphere greening A multinational team led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory Climate Change Science Institute has found the first positive correlation between human activity and enhanced vegetation growth. read more
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Attorney General Meets Privately With Bill Clinton, Mike Tyson Not Speaking at RNC, UFO Advocate Dares Government to Indict Him: P.M. Links Attorney General Loretta Lynch met privately with Bill Clinton in Phoenix, but insists they didn’t discuss the FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton or any other “pending matters” within the Justice Department. Donald Trump denies Mike Tyson was invited to speak at the Republican National Convention this summer in Cleveland. President Obama, the president of Mexico, and the prime minist
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Is the ACLU’s Lawsuit Against Bad Anti-Hacking Law Ingenious or Terrifying? The vague language of the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) has made it prone to abuse by federal prosecutors. This law’s alleged purpose is to fight cybercrimes and hackers. But the law is far more expansive, making it a federal crime to violate a web site’s “terms of service” as a user or to access a computer or network in an “unauthorized” fashion. Yes, the law is
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Antarctica Could Lose Most of Its Penguins to Climate Change A new study finds significant impact, and a possible silver lining, for the iconic birds over the next century.
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Nanotechnology takes on watch counterfeiters Is that a real Rolex, or a fake? Thanks to research currently being carried out at Switzerland’s Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) research institute, an ultraviolet lamp may soon be all that you need to tell the difference between luxury watches and knock-offs… Continue Reading Nanotechnology takes on watch counterfeiters Category: Science Tags: EPFL Ultraviolet Counterfe
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Alexa does not like when you ask her about the NSA Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa is pretty good at answering most questions. But if you ask her if the NSA is monitoring you right now? She turns herself off. The NSA is notorious for tapping into various modes of communication, but whether the agency is actually listening to your Alexa queries is pretty questionable. Nonetheless, Alexa isn’t taking any chances. It’s probably just a joke prog
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Would you buy a smartphone with baked in ads, if it meant a lower price? Android phones almost always come loaded with bloatware, from carrier-specific app stores to messaging apps you’ve never heard of. These irritating apps and services are forced on unsuspecting customers by carriers and smartphone makers alike. The worst part is, you usually can’t delete them. They languish on your phone taking up valuable storage space you might have otherwise used for cat pics. N
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Your Wi-Fi is about to get a lot faster Wireless routers are about to get a lot faster thanks to the Wi-Fi Alliance. The group, which certifies Wi-Fi enabled product interoperability around the world, is expanding its Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac spec to include more features like Multi-user Multiple Input Multiple Output (MU-MIMO) and support for four spatial streams. If you don’t know what any of that means, just know that Wi-FI CERTIFIED ac ro
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NASA negotiated discounts after SpaceX launch failure WASHINGTON — NASA received discounted prices for future cargo missions and other “significant consideration” from SpaceX in the aftermath of the loss of a Dragon cargo mission to the International Space Station, according to a NASA report. The report, issued by the NASA Office of Inspector General (OIG) June 28, the one year anniversary of the Falcon 9 launch failure that destroyed the Dragon spac
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Seletti Hybrid Tableware Designed by CTRLZAK for Seletti, this bone china tableware is an irreverent take on fine dining. Each cup, bowl, etc. starts as two separate pieces that were then split in two and then fused with mismatched halves. Link Price: $43-$221 More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: FoldiMate Laundry RobotSmart Slab ConceptFlatev Tortilla MakerRevolving Bed & BookshelfCamp Champ
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GitHub releases data on 2.8 million open source repositories through Google BigQuery GitHub today announced that it’s releasing activity data for 2.8 million open source code repositories and making it available for people to analyze with the Google BigQuery cloud-based data warehousing tool. The data set is free to explore. (With BigQuery you get to process up to one terabyte each month free of charge.) This new 3TB data set includes information on “more than 145 million unique c
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This Smart is the cheapest convertible in the US Can you buy a brand-new, rear-wheel drive convertible in the US for under $20,000? That may sound unlikely, but city car company Smart has priced up the new 2017 ForTwo Cabriolet and, while the size and style might be controversial still, you can get a soft-top for less than $19k. $18,900 gets you the manual version, with a five-speed transmission … Continue reading
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Virus particles in a doughnut-shaped chamber form fixed patterns Large biomolecules in a small space spontaneously form symmetrical patterns. Researchers from FOM institute AMOLF discovered this together with colleagues from Oxford and Jülich when they confined rod-shaped virus particles in doughnut-shaped micro-chambers. What started as a chance discovery has opened up a whole new area in the physics of ultrasmall liquid crystal cells with potential applicatio
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Research reveals widespread herbicide use on North American wildlands University of Montana researchers are giving the public its first look at the widespread use of herbicides on federal and tribal land in North America, and they urge land managers to better document it. read more
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NASA sees heavy rain in Arabian Sea tropical cyclone Tropical Cyclone 02A in the Arabian Sea east of Oman has been weakening and has become a tropical depression. The Global Precipitation Measurement or GPM mission core satellite analyzed the rainfall in the system. read more
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Zika virus infection may be prolonged in pregnancy Zika virus infection confers protection against future infection in monkeys, but lingers in the body of pregnant animals for prolonged periods of time, according to research funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The findings appear in the June 28 issue of Nature Communications. read more
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Find Out If Your State Has a Tax-Free Shopping Weekend in 2016 There are 17 states with tax-free weekends this year, mostly intended for back-to-school shopping, but anyone looking for tech, supplies, or clothing can take advantage of the savings.This post originally appeared on DealNews.Kids still have a chunk of summer vacation left, but it’s not too soon to start planning your back-to-school shopping if your state has a tax-free weekend coming up. That’s b
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Lassen Peak Is Sinking, and Volcanologists Don’t Know Why New data shows that the area around California’s Lassen Peak is sinking, but exactly why is unclear. The post Lassen Peak Is Sinking, and Volcanologists Don’t Know Why appeared first on WIRED.
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Be the Baddie in The Timur Bozca Black Swan Super Yacht Have a few billion dollars burning a hole in your pocket? Hate James Bond but love the sea? Have eleven friends / co-conspirators to share a cruise with? If this sounds like you then look no further, the Black Swan super yacht is every bond-villain’s boyhood dream they probably didn’t even know they had – answered. Timur Bozca, an ambitious […]Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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15 awesome ways to celebrate #HeterosexualPrideDay There are LGBTQ pride festivals all across the United States this month, but some heterosexuals want to know: “What about us?” When is their pride fest? How come nobody was celebrating them? Stonewall just became a national monument — so why couldn’t Hooters, too? SEE ALSO: ’90s TV characters queer people always wished were queer On Twitter this morning, disenfranchised straight people
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Special Genomics Day Event to be Held at IFT16 Genomics and related approaches are transforming the way we grow, produce and consume food. When food professionals from all over the globe gather at McCormick Place South for IFT16: Where Science Feeds Innovation, July 16-19 in Chicago, a special Genomics Day event will be held. IFT spoke with Dr. Lawrence Goodridge, Director of the Food Safety and Quality Program at McGill University about what’
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Clever new ‘Diet Eyeglasses’ track your eating habits by monitoring your chewing muscles Forget Google Glass, the latest eyeware-related wearable is a pair of 3D-printed glasses, capable of monitoring how much food you’re eating. Developed by researchers at Germany’s University of Passau as part of a larger WISEglass project, the so-called Diet Eyeglasses sense chewing-related muscle activity in the head using in-built electromyography (EMG) electrodes integrated into the glasses’ fra
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Diamonds aren’t forever The huge rough diamond that went on sale on Wednesday was one of three big diamonds found recently after a break of more than a century. The BBC’s Clare Spencer asks why.
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Westwood’s New Sunglasses Add a Titanium Twist Whether you’re hiding out from the paparazzi, lounging at the beach or biking a mountain trail, a good pair of sunglasses is worth its weight in gold. Or, in the case of Westwood Sunglasses’ latest line of shades, titanium. The Timbermine collection is the latest offering from Westwood, which has launched each of its collections on Kickstarter. Truly sunglasses for the people, by the
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Malaria Vaccine Can Cause Negative ‘Rebound Effect,’ Study Says A vaccine for malaria has been a long-time dream for researchers, but it’s no easy feat. Now, a new study on our most advanced vaccine shows its efficacy not only wanes, but it can also make some kids get more bouts of malaria later in life.In a seven-year follow up of the Phase II trial of the RTS,S vaccine—the malaria vaccine that has been in development the longest—researchers found the vaccine
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‘Anxiety: The Magazine’ addresses mental health with humor Finally, a new place (i.e. not your brain) to access all your deeply held anxieties. Behold, Anxiety: The Magazine. This imagined publication covers all your biggest daily fears — from your friends, to your colleagues to your bare feet. SEE ALSO: 7 initial ways you can be a better mental health ally and advocate Twitter user @CrayonElyse is the designer behind the mock covers. Though she declined
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The FDA’s new role overseeing a deadly product: tobacco | Kathy Crosby | TEDxMidAtlantic For the first time in history, the United States Food and Drug Administration has been tasked with regulating a product that kills people: tobacco. Believe it or not, tobacco remains the leading cause of preventable death and a major health crisis in the US. Young people are still flocking to tobacco and new products such as e-cigarettes and vaping are seeing increased usage. The FDA’s Kathy Crosb
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How we solved the Ebola epidemic by first understanding culture | Samuel Kargbo | TEDxMidAtlantic Samuel Kargbo, better known as Dr SAS, is credited with helping turn the tide of the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone. He realized that local tribal burial practices led to spreading of Ebola after an infected person had died, and so he brokered a compromise between health professionals and tribal elders. He tried village leaders in safe burial practices and enabled them to provide a modified form o
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Guy fills pool with 1,500 gallons of Coca-Cola and adds Mentos because summer A young man with a lot of soda and free time on his hands filled an entire pool with Coca-Cola. And then threw in some Mentos to shake things up. More details: http://on.mash.to/298G0Yo Read more… More about Standalone Featured, Summer, Pool, Coca Cola, and Real Time
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Welcome to the future; we have noise-canceling USB-C headphones Hello and welcome. The year is 2017. You’ve missed a lot over the past few months. Let me catch you up: Apple nixed the headphone jack with the iPhone 7, so throw out those earbuds. You won’t be needing them anymore. Most other phone manufacturers decided not to follow Apple’s lead. Instead, they’re using USB-C. It’s great! Everything’s universal and reversible — except for everything Apple. Life
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This human catapult looks like a very, very, very, very bad idea A human slingshot is a bad idea. I admit that my career in extreme sports ended with Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3, so it’s possible, likely even, that I have been left behind by this new generation of thrill-seekers. Times have changed, I think, as I watch a human-being catapult into the air, traveling 0-200kph in one second, with no real destination other than “down.” There must be better
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‘Jet-like’ maglev pods are coming to Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island skyTran’s computer-controlled, 2-person “jet-like” vehicles employ magnetic levitation technology instead of wheels. The patented high-speed, low-cost, elevated PRT system built at the NASA Ames Research Centre, will have cars zipping above traffic along magnetic lines from one destination to another across the island, a statement said.More transportation news on Archinect:Hyperloop hopefuls turn
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HRW, Amnesty call on UN to suspend Saudi Arabia from Human Rights Council Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have called on the United Nations General Assembly to “immediately suspend” Saudi Arabia from the UN Human Rights Council because of numerous serious human rights violations. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Sen. Warren says Apple, Google and Amazon have too much power – CNET The prominent senator from Massachusetts believes “competition is dying” in America, and anti-competitive mergers are responsible.
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Perfectly Grill Fish In Three Minutes Flat With a Cast Iron Skillet Grilling fish can be a messy, complicated affair, especially if the fish sticks to the grill. The fastest, easiest, and safest way to grill up a piece of fish is actually with a classic kitchen staple.As Alexandra Stafford at Food52 explains, fish is a delicate food, and that usually means you have to put extra care into your meal preparation. If you’re looking for quick and easy way to cook up a
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The 10 best Mac game deals in the Steam Summer Sale 2016 Steaming hotIf you love playing games on your Mac, take note: The Steam Summer Sale is going on right now, and it means that loads and loads of great games are available for upwards of 90 percent off on Valve’s digital distribution platform. Many modern Mac gaming classics can be had for just a couple bucks apiece, and even new games have significant markdowns. We’ve gone through the lists and pic
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The FDA approved this ‘stomach pump’ implant, and doctors aren’t happy about it The FDA approved a controversial weight-loss device this month that allows obese patients to literally pump food from their stomach, through a tube, out their belly, and into the toilet. The AspireAssist consists of a surgically implanted tube that runs from the stomach to a small nozzle outside of the skin, and a system to pump and refill the lost contents. After a meal, patients fill a small res
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Neuroscientists just found that texting alters your brainwaves, but they can’t explain why Does using a smartphone fundamentally alter the way that your brain works? While the jury is still out on the long-term effects of heavy cellphone use, a group of researchers at the Mayo Clinic recently discovered that text messaging elicits a change in the regular rhythm of brain waves, completely different than the waveforms created by any other activity. “The big deal with discovering this ‘tex
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Lenovo Miix 310 Review: an affordable 2-in-1 PC Lenovo has a new 2-in-1 PC for those who want the convenience of a tablet and the truly usable form factor of a proper laptop. Unlike some competing 2-in-1 systems, the Ideapad Miix 310 features a keyboard with a hinge — attach the tablet portion to the keyboard and the combination of the two feels nearly identical to an ordinary … Continue reading
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Fighting Corruption in the Developing World | James D. Long | TEDxUofW James D. Long explores how to reduce corruption and improve government performance by using technology to empower citizens. Violence, intimidation, and vote buying are common in corrupt countries and reducing these issues is an important priority. Just as Yelp has made restaurants more accountable to their customers, technology can make government more accountable to its citizens. James D. Long is
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What’s your Impact? | Elizabeth Caudill | TEDxUTA Take a dive into the Texas legislative advocacy process, while learning the ins and outs of the Dallas Regional Chamber. Then ask what’s your impact in local and state policy and learn how to use your story to advocate for your community. Elizabeth Caudill currently serves as the Director of Higher Education and Workforce at the Dallas Regional Chamber. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Politica
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Thinking Wrong | John Bielenberg | TEDxJackson Thinking wrong is the opposite of following accepted orthodoxy. After a career filled with novel approaches to entrenched problems, John Bielenberg and his teams have developed an undeniable method that works across many disciplines and levels of difficulty. It’s the best of design thinking paired with community action. John Bielenberg is a designer, entrepreneur, and advocate for creating a bette
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How Sick Are We? | Kotryna Cikanauskienė | TEDxISM I can see that there is a lack of information about the harm of consuming animal products in publicity and educational system. Therefore, I believe that we should spread this information as widely as possible. “I am vegan, lecturer, author of a book “Augalinė mityba. Kaip maitintis žaliai Lietuvoje” and sometimes a vlogger on YouTube channel Kotryna Cikan. I am also a person who is
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Garbage: Liability or Asset? | MD Sahadat Hossain | TEDxUTA As the world moves toward a more urbanized future, the amount of municipal solid waste (MSW), one of the most important by-products of an urban lifestyle, will more than double over the next twenty years in lower income countries. Poorly managed waste has an enormous impact on health, local and global environment, and economy; improperly managed waste usually results in down-stream costs higher th
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ACLU Lawsuit Challenges Computer Fraud and Abuse Act An anonymous reader writes: The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a lawsuit with the U.S. Department of Justice contending that the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act’s criminal prohibitions have created a barrier for those wishing to conduct research and anti-discrimination testing online. The ACLU have pursued the matter on behalf of a group of academic researchers, computer scientists a
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Turning your Chevy into a 4G hotspot just got much cheaper GM is cutting the cost of its OnStar 4G LTE data plans, halving the price of data for its WiFi hotspot and connected apps services. The automaker began installing LTE modems in almost every car it sells in the US in 2014, and it’s been a well-received move: Chevrolet, for instance, has sold more than 2.1 million such vehicles in … Continue reading
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Minimalist Aluminum House is all Clean Lines and No Nonsense Serene (and almost spooky) Even though this glistening, modern house is all clean lines and sharp corners, there’s something so serene about the minimalist space in spite of its starkness. Perhaps it’s the cool marble flooring, or the floor-to-ceiling windows looking onto the pool, or the institutional-white walls that remind us that less is often more. Designed by Valencia-based Fran Silvestre A
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Mike Collins on the Moon, Mars and Handling Apollo Hoaxers “I’ll see a nice moon, and say, ‘Hey, that looks good.’ Then I’ll say, ‘Oh shit, I went up there one time!'”
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Space: News and Features About Astronomy and Spaceflight Get your daily fix of astronomy and spaceflight, from Smithsonian.com and Air&Space magazine
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ChicWatts upcycles pipes and wine bottles into edgy, industrial lighting Chicwatts: Innovative Design with a Rustic Edge It’s hard to talk about Chicwatts without throwing around words like “fusion” and “juxtaposition” that sound like they were lifted out of an art theory textbook. The light fixtures coming out of
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‘Watching the Hawks’ strikes a chord: How politics influences art From Woody Guthrie to Bob Dylan and Sonny Bono to Clay Aiken, music and politics have long intersected. In a multi-episode special, RT America’s ‘Watching the Hawks’ seeks to highlight those ties through showcasing four very different musicians. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Something is moving in Italy’: Liguria adopts resolution to lift anti-Russia sanctions The parliament in Liguria in northwestern Italy has voted in favor of a resolution to recognize Crimea as part of Russia and lift anti-Russia sanctions. Liguria became the second region to adopt the resolution, with more votes expected in other parts of Italy. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The 20 Best Places to Party In the U.S. If you’re looking for the best party scenes in the states, these destinations offer the most when it comes to vibrant night life and good times.Using data was gathered from Yelps open API, bus and train travel booking site Wanderu figured out which cities give you the widest variety in bars, clubs, and more. The top 10 cities (pictured above) include a few places you’d expect, like Los Angeles and
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Four Techniques To Stop Worrying So Much Tricks for calming your worries and turning them into productive action.”Worry is universal,” says behavioral psychologist Simon Rego, coauthor of the Worry Less Report: A White Paper on the Prevalence of Worrying & Coping Mechanisms for Americans At Home Or On the Road for Liberty Mutual Insurance. “The most telling statistic in our entire review was that about 40% of populatio
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This is how anti-paparazzi clothing works  If paparazzi have a right to take photos (they do) and newspapers are allowed to print photos taken by paparazzi (they do), it stands to reason that those in the brief spotlight of an eager photographer’s flash have a right to fight back, too (they do). Anti-paparazzi clothing has been around for a while, and if you’ve ever wondered how it works, oh boy have you come to the… Read More
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Hillary Clinton tries to win over Silicon Valley with new tech platform Hillary Clinton released her tech platform on Tuesday, outlining her vision for technology and innovation in the United States.  The platform is comprehensive, addressing topics such as patents, surveillance and STEM education. Clinton is also focusing on bringing high-speed broadband to all Americans – and to more public places – as well as continued support for Net Neutrality. But some of the m
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Elizabeth Warren accuses Apple of monopolistic-like actions, Spotify backs her up Following Nancy Pelosi’s “poor Tim” comment earlier this week, Apple today is again the target of yet another politician. This time, Massachusetts senator and potential Hillary Clinton running mate Elizabeth Warren has slammed Apple, Google, and Amazon for using their size to “snuff out competition.” more…Filed under: Apple
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Picturing the Air Around Us | Emily Parsons-Lord | TEDxYouth@Sydney Emily Parsons-Lord asks us to picture the air in our imagination. What do we see? Empty space, clear blue sly or trees dancing in the breeze? We tend not to think about the air at all, only when there is some unpleasant sensory intrusion, like an unpleased smell or seeing smoke. Air always there and is immediate, vital and intimate. Emily Parsons-Lord is an emerging cross-disciplinary artist whose
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The Race Against Frog Extinction | Jodi Rowley | TEDxYouth@Sydney Jodi Rowley is involved in a global race, where there is no winner but there may be thousands of losers. Globally one-third or over 7,000 species of frogs are at risk of extinction; they are the most threatened group of mammals on the planet, with hundreds already lost. Jodi Rowley’s research strives to gain a better understanding the diversity and conservation status of amphibians in Southeast As
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Why talent doesn’t matter | Nada Ayoub | TEDxAUC The Idea behind talented and “Not Talented” people. Hungarian/Egyptian visual artist, creative entrepreneur, choreographer and singer. She is currently a graduating senior double majoring in Visual Arts and IMC. Ayoub has been instructing hiphop and dancehall classes for the past three years in AUC, along with being the Chief Marketing Officer of Enactus AUC, Official Judge and Workshop
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Why India should explore the ocean | Nayantara Jain | TEDxStXaviersMumbai Nayantara Jain, the head of ReefWatch Marine Conservation an organization dedicated to preserving India’s waters, takes us on a journey underwater. She passionately talks about how exploring the oceans will change our outlook on conservation. Nayantara Jain is ReefWatch’s Executive Director. She lived on the islands of Lakshadweep and Andamans as a SCUBA Diving Instructor for a few years, inspired
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Why Do We Like Sad Music? | Sandra Garridp | TEDxYouth@Sydney As human beings, our primary aim in life is to maximise our happiness. With over two and a half million books on the subject of happiness, why are we happy to listen to music that makes us sad? Dr. Sandra Garrido is a pianist, a violinist and a researcher. With a background in both music and psychology she completed her PhD at the University of New South Wales in 2012. Her post-doctoral research a
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Oklahoma and Solar: Diversifying our Energy Economy | Todd Otanicar | TEDxUniversityofTulsa Dr. Todd Otanicar talks about combining traditionally separate methods of producing solar power to maximize efficiency. In addition, he lays out the argument for how solar technologies could change Oklahoma, TEDxUniversityofTulsa’s home state. Dr. Todd Otanicar is an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at TU. When he left GE Aircraft Engines to get a PhD he had an interest in pursuing re
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Museums: A Catalyst for Challenging Historical Perceptions | Zachary Qualls | TEDxUniversityofTulsa Zachary Qualls asks the question of how the way our museums are set up influences how we perceive our own history. He tells a personal story of how museums have affected his life, and how they can be improved as we look to the future of our monuments to the past. Before joining the Museum Science Management program led by Dr. Robert Pickering as a graduate student in the fall of 2016, Zachary Qual
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Where no one else has gone before | Ahmed Gabr | TEDxAUC When their is limits but your fear and even science theories can be broken. Ahmed Gabr is a 42 year old Ex Egyptian Army officer; at some point in his career he eventually earned a scholarship to attend the US Army Combat Diver course. He is the only certified US Combat Diver in the Middle East. He began his diving career at the age of 18, diving for pleasure then later decided to get his diving i
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10 years on, Apple’s risky move to Intel Macs is one of its biggest successes Nine years ago today, Apple launched the very first iPhone. But the foundation for its success had actually been laid a year earlier. Ten years ago, in the summer of 2006, Apple had just successfully transformed the Mac, completing a transition from using PowerPC chips to Intel chips and essentially transplanting the the “brains” of its entire line of personal computers. The transition,
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Look at this ridiculous 200-watt laser bazooka YouTuber and insane laser electrician Styropyro has outdone himself once again. While his previous experiments have led to a homebuilt lightsaber and a dangerous laser shotgun, this …
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These Two Crops Use More of the World’s Water Than All Other Crops Combined The world is drying up all around us, but which crops can we use to shift the blame away from our cars, pools, and cartons of almond milk? Cast your eyes hard on these two culprits, right in your very own kitchen cabinet.Read more…
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The US Should Have 10,000 Members of Congress A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rssU.S. HistoryWorld HistoryPolitical TheoryThe US Should Have 10,000 Members of Congress 0 Views Yesterday, we looked at how the European Union functions on a model of “democracy” that is based on very large constituency sizes, thus reducing access to policymakers, and reducing the ability of ordinary taxpayers to influence the lawmaking process. (The
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UK Has Fastest Mobile Internet While US Lags Behind, Says Report An anonymous reader writes from a report via The Verge: Content delivery network Akamai says the UK has the best average mobile connection speeds in the world. The State of the Internet report claims that British mobile users were able to get average speeds of 27.9 Mbps when connecting to Akamai’s HTTP/S platform in Q1 2016, beating most countries in Europe by an average of more than 10 Mbps, and
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Tesla is giving ‘Golden Tickets’ to random Model 3 buyers to attend Gigafactory opening In a not-so-subtle homage to Willy Wonka, Tesla has sent twelve “Golden Tickets” — really, that’s what they’re called — to holders of Model 3 reservations inviting them to attend the Gigafactory grand opening in Reno, Nevada on July 29th. The tickets don’t involve a great glass elevator (probably), but they do include round-trip economy class airfare, transportation, and accommodation i
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Google Keep now automatically organizes your notes by topic Google Keep, the company’s note-taking and to-do list mobile app, is getting much smarter today with a new organizational feature. Now, Google Keep will categorize your notes by topic — like food, books, and quotes — and allow you to search for those musings later by keyword. The feature is available for iOS, Android, and the web version of Keep. While the app may not be as fully-featured as othe
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Looking to save on a smartphone this summer? Here are 5 ways you can Ah, summer! Time for cracking out the grill, cold drinks, and short shorts. While a smartphone in hand adds to all that fun in the sun, it could leave your wallet with a nasty burn.We’re keeping our eyes out for savings on smartphones this summer, so you can go out and post those cookout pics with money left over for sunscreen.Apple, Amazon and Motorola have all introduced ways you can save this w
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ProducePay raises $2.5M to bring cashflow to farmers  ProducePay has raised $2.5 million to solve what CEO Pablo Borquez Schwarzbeck said is a major issue for farmers — getting paid in a timely manner for their crops. Borquez Schwarzbeck explained that farmers usually have to cover the cost of not just growing the produce, but also shipping — and then they have to wait for it to get sold before they get paid themselves. And since… Read More
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It’s not easy being green—what colors tell us about galaxy evolution An international team of scientists, led from Durham’s Institute for Computational Cosmology (ICC), used new computer modelling of the Universe to investigate the colours that galaxies have and what those colours might tell us about how galaxies evolve.
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Crystal movement under Mount St. Helens may have indicated 1980 eruption was likely A study of how crystals moved in magma under the Mount Saint Helens volcano before the 1980 eruption may have signalled that an eruption was probable. Scientists say that similar measurements may indicate the possibility of eruption in some other, well-studied volcanoes, but caution that this is not a technique which could be applied to every volcano.
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US research make progress to supercavitation submarines able to go thousands of miles per hour Engineers from Penn State Applied Research Laboratory have a new approach for supercavitation which could enable submarines traveling at hundreds of miles per hour. In theory, a supercavitating vessel could reach the speed of sound underwater, or about 5,800km/h, which would reduce the journey time for a transatlantic underwater cruise to less than an hour, and for a transpacific journey to about
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Two guns for every boy: Firearm ownership down, purchases up Despite heated debates over gun control in the US, gun ownership has hit new lows, according to a recent survey that found only 36 percent of Americans owned or lived with someone who owned a firearm. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Save Tomatoes That are Past Their Prime by Turning Them into Chips Tomatoes aren’t the most hardy after picking, and when they start to fade and wrinkle up, you have to use them fast. If you have a tomato on the verge of turning, here’s an easy way to transform them into a versatile topping you can add to almost any dish.Cut your tomatoes in half, put them open side up on a baking sheet, and season with salt. Bake on low (around 300 degrees F) for several hours u
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The Ethics of Why You Should Definitely Watch Shark Week You should be watching Shark Week. The post The Ethics of Why You Should Definitely Watch Shark Week appeared first on WIRED.
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Tesla is looking to expand its Supercharger network to gas stations Tesla is in active discussions with a major gas station and convenience store chain with regard to expanding its nationwide network of Supercharger battery recharging stations.
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Tesla Admits Defeat, Quietly Settles Model X Lawsuit Over Usability Problems An anonymous reader quotes a report from BGR: We can talk about how innovative Tesla is for days on end. Indeed, there’s no disputing the fact that the company, in injecting a bit of Silicon Valley ingenuity into the tried and true auto design process, has completely turned the auto industry on its head. At the same time, Tesla helped kickstart the EV revolution, even causing traditional automaker
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Rate of decline of cardiovascular deaths slows in US Recent national trends in death rates due to all cardiovascular disease (CVD), heart disease (HD), stroke, and cancer, have been evaluated by research, who also evaluated the gap between mortality rates from heart disease and cancer.
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Google Fit gets a colorful redesign and improved goal setting Google has rolled out a major Fit update with a complete visual redesign, new watch face and features for Android Wear, a new home screen widget, more detailed goal-setting and more. Version 1.57.50 is the company’s biggest update to the app in quite awhile, and appears to be a big part of the Android Wear 2.0 overhaul Google promised at I/O last month. The changes are apparent from when you first
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New Lightning headphone dev kit another sign hinting at a jackless iPhone The reference board. (credit: Cirrus Logic) Cirrus Logic has announced a development kit for hardware developers to make Lightning versions of audio hardware designed for the analog 3.5mm tip/ring/sleeve (TRS) or tip/ring/ring/sleeve (TRRS) connector, reports Apple Insider. The development kit, named the Cirrus Logic CS42L42, is aimed at hardware developers wanting an easy way to quickly devel
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Earn as you snooze As businesses become ever more concerned about the impact of sleep deprivation, one company is now paying its staff to get a good night’s shut-eye.
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Turkey Sucks, Polls Exclude, Gun-Control Rallies Blow, California Gets High Tonight’s Kennedy (Fox Business Network at 8 p.m. ET, with a repeat at midnight) has a Party Panel including smart Sirius/Fox reporter Carley Shimkus, bearded laffmeister Joe DeVito, and your humble narrator. We talk about whether maybe one problem is that Turkey kinda sucks, how even the very latest presidential polls are routinely misleading, plus the conflicting optics of a Democratic gun-cont
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The Window for Avoiding a Dangerous Climate Change Has Closed Barring some incredible new carbon capture technology, the window for limiting global warming to less than 1.5 degrees Celsius appears to have closed. That’s the stark conclusion of a report out in Nature today, which finds that the carbon reductions pledges penned into the Paris Agreement are ridiculously inadequate for keeping our climate within a safe and stable boundary.Read more…
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Asteroid day will draw eyes to the stars, but the more urgent threat may be under our feet Knowing when an asteroid could impact Earth would be nice, but learning more about the impact a super volcano eruption at Yellowstone would have on civilization — and how to be ready for it — might be more prudent.
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New technique sorts drivers from passengers in cancer genomics, implicates GON4L A new study demonstrates a novel method for sorting passenger from driver alterations, and uses this method to pinpoint a new driver and potential therapeutic target in cancer progression, GON4L.
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Senate passes Puerto Rico financial rescue bill to Obama for signature The US Senate passed a bill to financially rescue Puerto Rico, which is mired in debt. President Barack Obama’s signature is all that is now needed for the legislation to become law. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Biker gets instant revenge on car that cut him off There’s nothing sweeter than a healthy dose of instant karma. A motorcyclist was riding in the left lane of a two lane road in South Windsor, Connecticut, when the lanes begin to merge.  A car in the right lane decided to cut the motorcycle off. After a few beeps and some choice words, the driver didn’t relent. So the biker, who happened to have a helmet cam recording the whole thing, noted t
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Tri-Blade Vegetable Spiral Slicer Freshly shredded, vitamin C-packed cabbage. Potassium-rich, low-carb zucchini noodles. Byoootiful seasonal ribbons of persimmon to go alongside your glazed duck breast. And…mmmmm…triple fried curly fries. OK, triple fried sweet potato curly fries to keep with the health and nutrition theme the Paderno World Cuisine vegetable slicer seems to be promoting. She-Ra: Princess of Power sometimes (i.
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This portable 200W “laser bazooka” is terrifying and unnecessary — and I want one  Have you ever played with a laser pointer? Those usually cap out at around 0.005 watts. This guy built a “laser bazooka” that, at 200 watts, comes in at about 40,000 times stronger than that. While YouTuber styropyro built his bazooka out of materials torn from a bunch of broken DLP projectors and “a stack of lithium batteries,” this… isn’t something you… Read More
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New research could lead to restoring vision for sufferers of retinal disorders Engineers and neuroscientists have demonstrated for the first time that the cells in the retina carry out key processing tasks. This could pave the way for improving retinal implants and therefore the sight of thousands of people suffering from retinal disorders, they say.
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Modeling NAFLD with human pluripotent stem cell derived immature hepatocyte like cells Researchers have established an in vitro model system for investigating nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), also called steatosis, is a dramatically under-estimated liver disease, with increasing incidences throughout the world. It is frequently associated with obesity and type-2 diabetes.
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‘Brexit blow’ for Pakistan bagpipe makers The economic volatility following the UK’s vote to leave the EU has apparently been felt as far as Pakistan, where a bagpipe manufacturer says profits have been damaged.
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The Best and Worst Ideas from San Francisco’s Big Homelessness Project Image: AP Photo/Eric Risberg, FileYou might have noticed an uptick of stories about the Bay Area’s homeless crisis in your social media feeds recently. Dozens of news organizations worked together to coordinate the publication of stories on homelessness today—all of which are mean to specifically focus on solutions for housing the region’s homeless population.Back in May a coalition of editors fro
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This intelligent tape measure may be the world’s smartest Regular tape measures are so last year. Forward-thinking creators (and anyone who needs to measure anything) should turn to Bagel, the “smart” tape measure. It also looks vaguely like a bagel. Sort of. Bagel is up on Kickstarter looking to raise $30,000 to bring you a digital tape measure that offers three different measuring modes, the ability to save measurements, record voice memos an
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Immune system link to kidney disease risk, research finds A gene which forms part of our body’s first line of defense against infection may be associated with an increased risk with a type of kidney disease, research indicates.
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Did Prehistoric People Watch the Stars Through This 6,000 Year Old ‘Telescope’? Prehistoric humans may have observed the sky via primitive lens-less “telescopes,” according to a team of British astronomers who have studied the long passageways of ancient megalithic tombs. The details were presented today by Kieran Simcox, a student at Nottingham Trent University, at a meeting of the Royal Astronomical Society.Read more…
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Findings show gender, not race, a factor in college engineering dropouts According to recent studies, in colleges and universities up to 60 percent of students drop out or transfer from science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, and more than 50 percent of students pursuing STEM in community colleges never graduate. Researchers from the University of Missouri and partner institutions are exploring how ethnic and gender variables affect retention rates, go
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FCC Says TV Airwaves Being Sold For Wireless Use Are Worth $86.4 Billion An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Wednesday the price of 126 MHz of television airwaves taken from broadcasters to be sold for wireless use in an ongoing auction is $86.4 billion. The FCC disclosed the price in a statement after completing the first part of an auction to repurpose low-frequency wireless spectrum relinquished by tel
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Congressional Report Is the Latest to Slam a Bad Crypto Bill A research paper from the House Subcommittee on Homeland Security puts another nail in the coffin of a Senate bill to effectively ban strong encryption. The post Congressional Report Is the Latest to Slam a Bad Crypto Bill appeared first on WIRED.
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Trayvax Contour Wallet Just as good for work as it is for heading into the woods, this wallet combines the best of both worlds.
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Stem cell treatment for Lou Gehrig’s disease may be safe A phase II clinical trial in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease, suggests that transplanting human stem cells into the spinal cord may be done safely. While the study was not designed to determine whether the treatment was effective, researchers noted that it did not slow down the progression of the disease.
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El Niño could drive intense season for Amazon fires The long-lasting effects of El Niño are projected to cause an intense fire season in the Amazon, according to the 2016 seasonal forecast from experts.
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Rio athletes may benefit from ‘leaky gut’ therapy ‘Leaky gut’ is a condition where the thin mucosal barrier of the gut, which plays a role in absorbing nutrients and preventing large molecules and germs from the gut entering the blood stream, becomes less effective. It is a particular problem for those taking part in heavy exercise or who are active in hot conditions. New research suggests a simple dietary supplement could help.
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Radiation-guided nanoparticles zero in on metastatic cancer Zap a tumor with radiation to trigger expression of a molecule, then attack that molecule with a drug-loaded nanoparticle, say cancer researchers.
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Inserting stents through the wrist reduces bleeding, death rates in heart disease patients Access through the wrist, or radial access, when inserting stents to restore blood flow in heart disease patients has fewer complications and should be the default approach over access through the groin, or femoral access, according to researchers.
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Collisions during DNA replication, transcription contribute to mutagenesis Replication-transcription head-on collisions contribute to mutagenesis, report scientists.
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New neuroendovascular technique shows promise in stroke patients with large-vessel clots Scientists report promising 90-day outcomes for stroke patients with large-vessel clots who underwent thrombectomy or clot removal using the direct-aspiration, first pass technique (ADAPT). Approximately 58 percent of stroke patients with a large-vessel clot removed using the technique achieved a good outcome at 90 days, defined as a Modified Rankin Score (mRS) of 0 to 2.
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Black box data points to fire on board EgyptAir MS804 flight before crash Data retrieved from the crashed EgyptAir flight recorders has confirmed reports suggesting that the plane caught on fire before disappearing from radars and plunging into the Mediterranean, killing 66 passengers in May, investigators said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Watching a forest breathe For the first time, scientists have been successful in measuring the processes by which an entire forest “breathes,” using sophisticated technology involving flux towers and new instrumentation that can precisely measure two different types (isotopes) of carbon dioxide in the air. A team led by Richard Wehr and Scott Saleska at the University of Arizona obtained detailed long-term measur
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Men may face high lifetime risk of sudden cardiac death About one in every nine men will experience sudden cardiac death, most before age 70, as well as about one in 30 women, according to research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. read more
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News: 83 European projects win in “Best Architects 17” Award If you’re itching to discover more fresh talent from the contemporary European architecture scene, it’s worth taking a peek at the winning projects for the Best Architects 17 Award. First established in 2006 primarily for German-speaking countries, the competition expanded into a Europe-wide competition last year.The 11th year of the notable competition attracted 380 submissions of various typolog
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GoPro Seeker Backpack Built specifically for your GoPro gear and engineered for the outdoors.
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Paris climate agreement plans don’t match Paris agreement goals (credit: Arnaud Bouissou- MEDDE/SG COP21) If anyone thought that December’s historic Paris climate agreement meant the problem of climate change was officially solved, they got the wrong idea. While a critical first step, the emissions cuts pledged cannot be the end of the story if we want to stabilize our unintentional experiment with Earth’s climate. Technically, the 195 countries in on the
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The app that matches surplus food with the hungry Plenty of businesses throw a ridiculous amount of catering into the garbage every day, often as people go hungry on the streets outside their office buildings.  What if there was a push-button way of matching the surplus with the demand? What if an app could actually be useful in this situation? That’s the premise behind Copia, a service for on-demand food donations. It offers an easy way for bus
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LPP Fusion can consistently achieve the ion energy to ignite hydrogen boron in an average shot LPP Fusion’s President and Chief Scientist Eric Lerner reported on June 21 new record ion energies of over 260 keV (equivalent to a temperature of over 2.8 billion degrees K) to 150 plasma scientists assembled in Prague, Czech Republic for the 27th International Symposium on Plasma Physics and Technology. The new results, obtained with the FF-1 plasma focus experimental device in Middlesex, NJ wer
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The best just got (a tiny bit) better – Mazda reveals G-Vectoring Control Mazda is a driver’s car company – that’s common knowledge. Across their lineup, Mazda consistently offers the best-handling cars in their classes. The company slogan is “Driving Matters,” and the people at Mazda walk their talk. Nowhere else in the industry will you find active amateur racers in key executive and engineering positions the way you see at Mazda. So when an invitation comes in to vis
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5 Leadership Lessons From Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau With Obama leaving office and “Elbowgate” behind him, all eyes are on Canada’s top leader and the skills he brings to the job.This week, just two months after the much-debated elbowing incident in the Canadian Parliament, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau landed on the cover of a Marvel comic book. Clearly, and despite his detractors, Trudeau is having a moment.Read Full Story
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No Biggie, Neil deGrasse Tyson Just Proposed a New Kind of Government Neil deGrasse Tyson proposes an ideal form of government and causes a viral debate.Read More
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Armed Civilian Halts Shooting in Progress Outside South Carolina Bar In discussing guns, mass public shootings, and armed civilians with folk on the new-fangled social networks, I find a widespread belief that it’s more or less silly or insane to believe armed civilians will ever be of use in such situations. Such scenarios, like mass public shootings themselves, are rare, but they do happen. When they do, they don’t get nearly the national press that a typical m
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VR venture capital alliance forms $10 billion investment fund Virtual reality has some real fuel to burn now. A bunch of venture capital firms and VR companies such as HTC have formed the Virtual Reality Venture Capital Alliance with $10 billion in funding to invest in VR and augmented reality projects. That’s a huge amount of money — more than typically is invested in the entire game industry over a couple of years — to invest in a single sector. But it tel
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State Dept. pays cash, cows to family of boy killed by Samantha Power motorcade Relatives of the 7-year-old Cameroonian boy fatally struck by an armored jeep in UN Ambassador Samantha Power’s convoy received a bundle of gifts and cash from the US State Department, two months after the accident. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Buckster Bow Saw from Filzer Contains Clever Life-Hack Of all the many very manly items we review here at Man of Many, this has got to be one of the manliest we ever saw (sorry). Introducing the Buckster Bow Saw from Canadian cycling and camping behemoth Filzer. The Buckster is a lightweight bow saw designed with ease-of-use in mind, perfect for slightly more rugged camping adventures and mountain […]Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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Deutsche Bank and Santander fail US stress test Nearly all large US banks pass the Federal Reserve’s annual stress test, with only Europe’s Deutsche Bank and Santander failing.
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Best Furniture, Product and Room Designs of June 2016 In June 2016, we’ve shown you a lot of cool stuff. Here the most interesting room designs and furniture among them. If you have a basement in your home, this is luxury! For example, you can turn it into a gorgeous guest bedroom. How To Decorate A Basement Bedroom: 5 Ideas And 21 Examples Mistakes in interior décor are a widespread fact, and they are easier to avoid than to fix after. Here you’l
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DMCA Notices Remove 8,268 Projects On Github In 2015 An anonymous reader writes: Github’s transparency report for 2015 shows that the site received many DMCA notices that removed more than 8,200 projects. “In 2015, we received significantly more takedown notices, and took down significantly more content, than we did in 2014,” Github reports. For comparison, the company received only 258 DMCA notices in 2014, 17 of which responded with a co
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Can We Create Artificial Gravity? Yes, we can. We can totally create the artificial gravity seen in movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey or Elysium, it’ll just cost a lot of freaking money and require a lot of freaking resources. Real Engineering explains how centrifugal force works as artificial gravity and estimates (using math cribbed from how much the ISS costs) the cost needed to build it: only around five trillion dollars and 1
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Scottish leader gets ‘sympathetic’ response in Brussels Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon got a “sympathetic” hearing in Brussels on Wednesday as she pleaded her case for Scots to stay in the EU, showing how Britain’s vote to leave the bloc could splinter the United Kingdom.
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Eat your heart out Spotify: Here is one digital music service that actually makes money An aggressive international expansion continues to fuel Montreal-based company Stingray Digital.
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Power Electronics Driven By Electric Vehicles Vehicle hybridization will drive the power electronics market for the foreseeable future, in what French firm Yole Developpment forecasts as “the golden era for electric vehicles.”
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US compensates Cameroon family for child killed by UN car The US has compensated the family of a Cameroon boy who was struck and killed by a vehicle in UN Ambassador Samantha Power’s motorcade.
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NRA Complaint Takes Down 38,000 Websites 38,000 websites hosted by the automated publishing service Surge went down today, after the National Rifle Association sent a legal notice over a parody website created by the Yes Men. A few days ago, the Yes Men released the parody video, “Share the Safety”—announcing a supposed NRA program to deliver firearms into the hands of those too impoverished to afford guns. The opening frame of the video
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Soft-wheel robot could play a role in rescue missions or even deep space exploration When you picture massive advances in robotics you might not immediately think of a small squishy vehicle which runs on soft wheels to more efficiently travel over rough terrain or make its way underwater. But that’s exactly the goal that mechanical engineers at Rutgers University had when they set out to build a cutting-edge, pneumatic wheel and axle assembly that could help make soft-wheeled robo
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Global internet speeds are on the rise again Yes, South Korea still has the fastest internet in the world. But, according to content delivery network Akamai, average global speeds are up overall from late last year, jumping to 6.3 Mbps. More than that, we’re seeing increases in increases in IPv6 adoption with Belgium leading the way and the older IPv4 slowly dropping off on a global scale. And if you were wondering what mobile speeds are loo
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Drug bust nets big bucks for Miami-Dade police When Miami-Dade police raided the house of Luis Hernandez-Gonzalez, even the most veteran agents among them were not prepared for what he had stashed in his house: $24 million in cash. Read Full Article at RT.com
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From Australia to US, cities light up for Turkey as darkness falls (PHOTOS) As some bemoaned a lack of support for Turkey in the wake of the Istanbul airport attack, landmarks from Europe to Australia “wrapped” themselves in the colors of Turkey’s flag at dusk. In New York lights went out in sympathy with the 42 victims. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Not a good system’: Clinton aide frustrated by private email server Hillary Clinton’s long-time aide Huma Abedin has admitted that on at least one occasion the former secretary of state’s private email server got in the way of conducting government business, according to a deposition transcript. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Obama quietly approves hundreds of offshore fracking drills in Gulf of Mexico The Obama administration has granted hundreds of offshore fracking permits in the Gulf of Mexico, allowing dangerous fracking chemicals to pollute the Gulf, documents reveal. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Viral protein silences immune alarm signals Viruses must avoid a host’s immune system to establish successful infections — and scientists have discovered another tool that viruses use to frustrate host defenses. New research demonstrates a novel mechanism by which viruses shut down alarm signals that trigger immune responses. This finding may open the door to future tools for controlling unwanted inflammation in severe infections, cancers
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Motivation to bully is regulated by brain reward circuits Researchers have identified nerve cell communication between specific brain regions, providing insight for the development of new therapeutic strategies, and new information on possible motivation for bullying.
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Sony is opening one last wave of PlayStation VR preorders in a few hours Sony first opened — and quickly closed — preorders for its PlayStation VR headset back in March, but now people in the US have one more chance to preorder the PlayStation 4-compatible virtual reality device. The company is opening a new wave of preorders at 7 AM PT (10 AM ET) on June 30th, it announced today, with a limited number of devices available through Gamestop’s online store. Previously b
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Making better orthopedic surgeons: Track their errors as well as their skills In a small study to determine the best way to assess the operating skills of would-be orthopedic surgeons, researchers found that tracking the trainees’ performance on cadavers using step-by-step checklists and measures of general surgical skills works well but should be coupled with an equally rigorous system for tracking errors.
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New method detects telomere length for research into cancer, aging Cell biologists have identified a new method for determining the length of telomeres, the endcaps of chromosomes, which can influence cancer progression and aging.
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Oscars push for more gender and ethnical diversity Oscar organisers invite a record number of new members to vote in the next Academy Awards, in response to sharp criticism about lack of diversity.
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Nobel laureates to Greenpeace: ‘Abandon your campaign against GMOs’ Over 100 Nobel laureates have signed a letter asking Greenpeace to halt its campaign against genetically modified crops and feeds, especially Golden Rice. They argue that GMOs can offer life-saving food sources to the world’s poorest regions. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Breakthrough in brain cancer research Scientists have made a pioneering breakthrough in the understanding of how a fatal brain tumor grows — which could lead to improved treatments for patients.
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Country pledges overshoot Paris temperature limit Pledges made for the Paris agreement on climate change last winter would lead to global temperature rise of 2.6 to 3.1°C by the end of the century, according to a new analysis published in the journal Nature. In fact, the entire carbon budget for limiting warming to below 2°C might have been emitted by 2030, according to the study. read more
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Surface of Mercury arose from deep inside the planet Researchers have found that several volcanic deposits on Mercury’s surface require mantle melting to have started close to the planet’s core-mantle boundary, which lies only 400 km below the planets surface and making it unique in the solar system.
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[New arrival] Team Wolf X08 Wired USB Mechanical Keyboard Team Wolf X08 Wired USB Mechanical Keyboard  –  BLUE SWITCHES  BLACKUrl: http://goo.gl/xgYA9KPrice:55.99Coupon:GB08WMain Features:- Industry’s first in shaft technology, convenient to DIY users- No driver needed. Strong sense of rhythm and powerful clicking – Suspension design, easy to clean, splashes water- USB universal interface, with flexible cable card slot design, free and adjustable wire le
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SK Telecom, Ericsson demonstrate programmable 5G infrastructure The SDTI tech will allow a wide range of 5G network capabilities, as the telcos ‘continue to lead innovation toward 5G commercialisation’.
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Scientists Say The Asteroid That Killed The Dinosaurs Almost Wiped Us Out Too HughPickens.com writes: Conventional wisdom states that mammalian diversity emerged from the ashes of the Cretaceous/Tertiary mass extinction event, ultimately giving rise to our own humble species. But Joshua A. Krisch writes at This Week that the asteroid that decimated the dinosaurs also wiped out roughly 93 percent of all mammalian species. “Because mammals did so well after the extinctio
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City Lights Trick Trees into an Earlier Spring Urban light pollution in the U.K. is pushing tree springtime behavior a full week earlier than usual. Christopher Intagliata reports.  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Military discriminates against heterosexuals, says Air Force colonel charged with sex crimes US Air Force Colonel Eugene Caughey faces a court-martial for rape, assault and adultery with half a dozen women. But his lawyers argue the charges should be dropped, because the military’s law banning extramarital sex discriminates against heterosexuals. Read Full Article at RT.com
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US government advises sociopathic paranoia when traveling abroad Foreigners! They’re weird, and scary, and they talk different. What are they talking about? Is it you? It must be you. They want your secrets! Your amazing American secrets, the files and documents on things like fleet movements, spy satellite capabilities, and other national security questions that every upstanding citizen carries with them everywhere they go. Do you really want a foreigner look
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That Time Neutrinos Moved Faster Than Light. Major Uh-Oh. Because some neutrinos seemed faster than light, Michio Kaku reminds us how hard it is to get science right.Read More
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Watch Microsoft Accelerator’s London Demo Day here  TechCrunch is pleased to bring you Microsoft Accelerator’s London Demo Day on June 30th from 7:30-10:00am PT, 3:30-6pm GMT. The Microsoft Accelerator is an immersive three- to six-month program aimed at helping entrepreneurs get through the challenges of building a company, finding customers and scaling to global markets. There are seven accelerators located around the world, from… Read More
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These People Who Followed Their Passions Share How And Why They Did It Five professionals, including a funeral director and a nonprofit founder, made radical career changes. Here’s what it took to succeed.Want to build a life and career around something you’re passionate about? Great! Now how do you feel about intense struggle, repeated failure, and constant change?Read Full Story
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Google Keep auto-creates topics for your notes Google Keep’s new feature will help you find notes old and new even if you never even bothered slapping a label on them. The free app now organizes your notes based on automatically created topics, such as food, places and travel. Even better, you can look for entries simply by clicking on the search bar to bring up topic shortcuts you can access. Google didn’t exactly explain how it works, but Ke
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The Best Books and Podcasts on American History for July 4th Think July 4 is all about grilling, fireworks and beer? It is, mostly. But it’s also about war, baseball and Civil Rights. …Read More »
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Alvin Toffler, RIP You’re shaped in countless hidden ways by the things you read as a teenager, your worldview forged by whichever books happened to fall into your hands when you were young and impressionable. Some of these you outgrow, or think you outgrow; and then one day you realize how many of the attitudes you carry around were absorbed long ago from some paperback you hadn’t consciously thought about for yea
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On Trade, Trump Is an Encyclopedia of Error Donald Trump is not a professor, but for years he will be yielding insights to every student of economics. His Tuesday address on trade did a masterful job of combining antiquated fallacies with misinformation and ignorance to create an encyclopedia of error. Instructors have never had so much free help constructing their lesson plans.  The vision Trump conjures is one of alluring simplicity. He
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Australian peak mobile speed highest in APAC: Akamai Due to a high percentage of the population having access to 4G LTE networks, Australia recorded the fastest peak mobile speed in APAC, at 147.6Mbps, but growth in broadband speeds remains slow.
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Sri Lanka Offers Unspoiled Treasures in a Tropical Paradise The best things eat, see and do in Sri Lanka. …Read More »
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Motorcycle Jackets Made for a Hot Day’s Ride Summer is riding season, but skyrocketing temperatures don’t mean sacrificing safety for comfortable. …Read More »
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These Dirt Cheap Dive Watches Are Perfect for Summer Handsome, affordable and tough as nails — all you need for the perfect summer beater watch. …Read More »
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For Successful Outdoor Adventures, Master the Basics Summer is ripe with opportunities for adventure. Get the right gear and knowledge before heading out. …Read More »
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Your Next Purchase: A Great Turntable Vinyl geeks rejoice — great sound doesn’t have to come with a four-digit price tag. …Read More »
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Does America Need Another ‘Purge’ Movie? If It’s About Politics, Yes The third film in a franchise known for B-action schlock is a moment of brutal brilliance. …Read More »
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If the UK Economy Tanks, Don’t Blame Brexit A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rssThe FedGlobal EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and BankingIf the UK Economy Tanks, Don’t Blame Brexit 0 Views Last Thursday, the people of Britain voted in a referendum to leave the European Union (EU). Most commentators view Britain’s exit (“Brexit”) from the European Union as bad news for economic growth in the UK and the eurozone. As a result, it is argued, the
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Deals of Note: June 30, 2016 How to save on Sony earbuds, the perfect shirt to wear to the beach, and a “healthy” ice cream maker. …Read More »
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Today in Gear: June 30, 2016 A new Merino jersey, a wireless charging system from the pros, a long-awaited revised Porsche sedan and much more. …Read More »
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Reporter Needed to Cover New ‘Fast Pitch’ Service from Newswise Newswise Fast Pitch is the first service to invite reporters and communications people to meet via video conference and pitch story ideas. Reporters are highly satisfied with the results.
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Dan Roosegaarde’s smog-sucking tower will clean the skies of China It’s difficult to determine whether Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde hates smog, or loves it. The artist garnered global attention last year by creating jewelry from smog harvested in Beijing, one of the world’s most polluted cities. He’s also the inventor of a smog-sucking electric tower that was designed to clean up China’s pollution-riddled skies, and now he’s partnered with China’s Ministry of
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US-backed rebels seize 10k+ troves of ISIS documents on doorstep of Syrian Manbij The US-backed rebels have seized piles of propaganda leaflets, maps and cellphones as they push to recapture the Syrian city of Manbij. A batch of more than 10,000 documents also contains textbooks, laptops, and digital storage devices. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Amazon’s Prime Day to return with big focus on TVs, toys – CNET The shopping event is back on July 12, with a handful of tweaks from last year to allay complaints.
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Can cyborg locusts be used as tiny, biorobotic “sniffer dogs”? For years, scientists have been experimenting with “biobots.” Example include insects fitted with various electronic systems that can harvest kinetic energy from their wings, those that use the Xbox’s Kinect interface to follow a set path, and those put to work mapping building interiors. Now, engineers at Washington University in St. Louis are developing a method to tap into the high
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‘Explosion’ of Belgian citizenship requests from UK expats after Brexit Belgium has received a surge in citizenship requests from British expats looking for ways to remain in Brussels after Brexit. The UK’s decision to leave the EU has many worried about keeping their jobs in the bloc. Read Full Article at RT.com
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IBM demos an employee hack for gathering live video data via drone  IBM developer Andy Trice popped by the TechCrunch New York offices to demo a hack he’s been working on in his spare time, utilizing the company’s cloud computing platform and off-the-shelf drone hardware from DJI. The system, which started as a pet project for Trice, is able to gather and transmit data in real-time, offering up such useful contextual information as precise… Read More
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Japan shooting for exaflop supercomputer using ARM processors by 2020 using nearly $1 billion budget At the International Supercomputing Conference in Frankfurt, Germany this week, officials at Fujitsu and RIKEN confirmed that they will use ARM cores for its next generation of supercomputers.The exact plans that Fujitsu has for its future ARM processor were not divulged at ISC16, but Yutaka Ishikawa, project leader for the Advanced Institute of Computational Science located in RIKEN’s Kobe, Japan
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Backblaze’s B2 is the simplest and cheapest cloud storage service for large backups Whether you’re running a small business with data scattered across several employees’ systems or simply have a few terabytes of RAW photos lying around like I do, you probably want to back up all those files someplace safe and on the cheap. Over the past few months, Backblaze has been trialing its B2 storage service, which rivals Amazon Glacier with a simpler interface and lower price. It’s now ou
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Marijuana compound smokes the seeds of Alzheimer’s disease Memory loss, decline in brain function and communication skills are all clear indicators of Alzheimer’s disease. But the brain’s chemistry begins to change long before these telltale signs appear through the accumulation of what are known as amyloid beta proteins. These proteins go on to form brain plaques that correspond with the neurodegenerative disease, but what if it were possible to inter
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Iraq air strikes ‘target militant convoy’ near Falluja Iraq’s Ministry of Defence has released footage which it says shows air strikes on a convoy of Islamic State militants trying to flee the city of Falluja.
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FLOATWING® – Floating House Life and Leisure A romantic gateway for two or a mobile house in the middle of a lake for the entire family or a group of friends, whether you choose to use the floating home as a base camp for numerous outdoor activities such as sailing, paddling, waterskiing or fishing or simply to relax, you’re guaranteed a great living experience.
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Using the power of the sun to deliver life-saving oxygen For sufferers of pneumonia, access to concentrated oxygen can be the difference between life and death, but in some parts of the world such supplies aren’t always so readily available. Researchers have developed a solar-powered oxygen concentrator and put it to use in hospitals in Uganda, where it is already supplying those desperately in need with round-the-clock care. .. Continue Reading Usin
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iClever Backlit Foldable Keyboard review: This portable keyboard is a cut above its peers Of all the folding keyboards I’ve reviewed so far, the iClever Backlit Foldable Keyboard stands out as the best.Others that I’ve evaluated all sacrifice usability in the name of portability, but not this one. Priced at $55, the iClever Backlit Foldable Keyboard’s a little more expensive than the majority of its rivals, but if you’re looking for a compact, folding keyboard that you’ll actually wa
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Home PC outperforms a supercomputer in complex calculations The GPU in your gaming rig performs crazy amounts of calculations to really bring to life the Cyberdemon in the new Doom, but scientists are increasingly applying that power to more academic pursuits. Russian physicists have put a computer running a consumer-level Nvidia GPU to work on equations that are normally performed using a powerful supercomputer, and found that the home PC solved them i
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The Gold Standard of Cracking Tests Scientists used high-speed photography and digital image analysis to observe both the events that cause cracks and the speed with which the cracks travel.
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ASUS ZenPad 3s might be a premium tablet coming in July If you’ve been waiting for a worthy successor to Samsung’s once premium Galaxy Tab S tablet, you might want to turn your gaze to a manufacturer that isn’t Samsung. Although not exactly known for it, ASUS has had some rather formidable Android tablets as well. Come July 12th, ASUS will be putting out another one, the 9.7-inch ZenPad 3s. And … Continue reading
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Alvin Toffler, futurologist guru, dies at 87 Alvin Toffler, the author of Future Shock and other works predicting social, economic and technological change, dies at 87.
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250 ISIS fighters reportedly killed in US-led coalition airstrikes on convoy near Fallujah (VIDEO) US defense officials claim at least 250 Islamic State fighters were killed and around 40 trucks destroyed in a series of US-led airstrikes near the Iraqi city of Fallujah, which was a key Islamist stronghold before being recently liberated by Iraqi forces. Read Full Article at RT.com
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First Tesla flagship store launches in Sydney’s centre, for lunchtime cruises Tesla is powering into the Australian market with its first retail store in the country. The iconic American electric car brand, created by Elon Musk, is making its mark locally, moving into an iconic retail area of Martin Place in the heart of Sydney’s business district SEE ALSO: Tesla wants to buy SolarCity for $2.8 billion A brand that likes to do things differently, this isn’t any old car sho
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Rodrigo Duterte is sworn in as Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has been sworn in as president of the Philippines, after a landslide election victory in May.
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Ericsson establishes 7Gbps connection to moving vehicle using 5G prototype Ericsson has said its 7Gbps mobile connection with a moving vehicle is essential to the establishment of 5G use cases including autonomous cars.
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A smarter ‘bionic’ cardiac patch that doubles as advanced pacemaker/arrhythmia detector (a) Schematic of the free-standing macroporous nanoelectronic scaffold with nanowire FET (field effect transistor) arrays (red dots). Inset: one nanowire FET. (b) Folded 3D free-standing scaffolds with four layers of individually addressable FET sensors. (c) Schematic of nanoelectronic scaffold/cardiac tissue resulting from the culturing of cardiac cells within the 3D folded scaffold. Inset: the n
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Heat, light stimulate self-assembly: Researchers develop shape-changing ‘smart’ material Washington State University researchers have developed a unique, multifunctional smart material that can change shape from heat or light and assemble and disassemble itself. They have filed a provisional patent on the work.
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Velva Sheen MT-CN Tees You know how grainy images are kind of sexy and mysterious? I feel like the heathery grain on these MT-CN Tees from Velva Sheen has a similar effect. Made in the US out of a domestically sourced, mid-weight jersey fabric, the cotton / poly tees are tube-knit and have a front chest pocket, and ribbed… The post Velva Sheen MT-CN Tees appeared first on Well Spent..
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Ukrainian bank loses $10m in cyber heist due to flawed global financial network Shortly after hackers snatched $81 million from the Bangladesh Bank in an attempted $951 million cyber heist back in February, an unnamed Ukrainian bank has now fallen victim to a similar vulnerability, the KyivPost reports. The thieves exploited a flaw in the SWIFT network responsible for overseeing transactions between financial institutions worldwide. The exact amount of money stolen hasn’t bee
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US election: Michael Sandford who ‘wanted to shoot Trump’ charged A British man, who allegedly snatched a police officer’s gun at a rally for Donald Trump, has been charged, but not with plotting to kill him.
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Sanders refuses to quit presidential race with 1,900 Bernie delegates attending DNC Bernie Sanders will remain in the Democratic presidential race until the convention in July and keep pushing his opponent Hillary Clinton on the issues he believes matter to voters. Read Full Article at RT.com
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iWerkz Universal Folding Keyboard review: Beware this non-standard layout Of all the portable keyboards I’ve tested or attempted to use over the years, I loathe the iWerkz Universal Folding Keyboard the most. If you’re shopping for a coworker, writer, or student you despise, this is the accessory to get. That said, there’s a ton of people that seem to LOVE it—I chose to call it in for testing after seeing that 50% of the 700-plus people who reviewed it on Amazon gave
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MAIO desings the exhibition display system for species of spaces at the MACBA the concept for the exhibition consists in the creation of a grid of rooms within one of the circular spaces of richard meier’s building. The post MAIO desings the exhibition display system for species of spaces at the MACBA appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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How to Set a Website as Your Wallpaper in Windows 10 Sick of having a boring image as your wallpaper on your Windows PC? Well, you’re in luck, because today we’re going to show you how to set a website as your wallpaper in Windows 10! First, you’ll need to download an app called WallpaperWebPage. It’s not a perfect solution, and it has some drawbacks (which we’ll get to in a bit), but does let you put a desktop on your wallpaper, as promised. Once y
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LG reveals textile pressure sensors that bend and fold While its rival is still obsessing over bendable and foldable mobile devices, LG is working on something somewhat more traditional but still groundbreaking. Its Innotek “cutting edge materials” manufacturing arm has unveiled a new type of textile that can sense pressure across its whole surface. And since its textile, it can be bended and folded in any which way, making … Continue readin
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Taliban attack on Afghanistan police cadets near Kabul kills dozens Taliban bombers attack an Afghan police convoy outside Kabul, killing at least 30 people and wounding 50 others, officials say.
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Quantum technologies to revolutionize 21st century Is quantum technology the future of the 21st century? On the occasion of the 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, this is the key question to be explored today in a panel discussion with the …
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Self-healing, shape-shifting material reacts to light and heat Recently, we’ve seen a bunch of new “smart” materials being developed that can heal themselves, spring back into their original shape when deformed, or change transparency when stretched. …
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Jorno Folding Bluetooth Keyboard review: A Kickstarter vision loses sight of the basics When first launched on Kickstarter, the Jorno was promoted as a compact 8.5 x 3.5 x 1.2 inch keyboard that would fold up to become as small as some smartphones. What a difference two long years of design changes, production delays, and a large number of angry backers can make. By the time it was released, the Jorno no longer resembled the product originally pitched. The final production version
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Pride and apprehension as UN hands over Liberia security As Liberia’s security forces take over Thursday from UN peacekeepers for the first time since civil war ended 13 years ago, national pride is mixed with fears the underfunded police are not up to the task.
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12 Distinct Examples of Ceramic Design In a modern-day world, ceramics have a thousand and one different uses and applications. You might be surprised to learn that ceramics play a significant role in hip replacements, electrical insulation, superconductivity and even space travel. Yet it is our relationship with and use of ceramics on a daily basis that will resonate most with individuals. At home, in work and public spaces, ceramics
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Verizon, Samsung 4G extender puts a mini cell tower in homes No matter how strong your 4G LTE connection is, there will come a time, or a place, where the signal degrades to near uselessness. Sometimes, those times and places are found inside our very own homes, where structures and materials hinder the spread of cellular signals throughout the building. Making sure its customers won’t be bereft of that much needed … Continue reading
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Fruit flies adjust to sudden drops in temperature; just keep buzzing about the fruit bowl Fruit flies may seem simple, but these common visitors to the fruit bowl can drastically alter their gene expression and metabolism to respond to temperature changes in their environment, an international team of researchers have shown.
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Origami / group8 © Régis Golay Architects: group8 Location: Geneva, Switzerland Project Year: 2015 Photographs: Régis Golay © Régis Golay From the architect. This children’s area is linked to the new world headquarters of Japan Tobacco International in Geneva. Located between two imposing buildings, the headquarters of JTI and WMO, the nursery school is envisaged as an ‘inhabite
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13 people, including 3 foreigners, detained over Istanbul airport attack – reports Turkish police have detained 13 people, including up to three foreign nationals, suspected of being linked to the triple suicide bombing at Istanbul’s Ataturk international airport that killed 44 people and injured 239, Turkish NTV news outlet reports. Read Full Article at RT.com
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UEFA refuses minute of silence for Turkey’s Istanbul bomb victims at Euro 2016 There will be no minute of silence to remember the victims of Tuesday’s tragic terror attacks at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport in Turkey at any of the Euro 2016 quarter-final games, which kick off this evening, the UEFA has confirmed. Read Full Article at RT.com
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ZAGG Pocket Keyboard review: Little annoyances keep it out of contention I’ve had a lot of luck with ZAGG’s smartphone and tablet accessories in the past. I’ve forked over close to $300 to outfit my iPad Mini 2 and iPad Air in their Rugged iPad Keyboard Cases. And for a long time, the company’s ZAGG Keys Universal Keyboard found its way into my backpack whenever I needed to type on the fly. As such, I was looking forward to taking the ZAGG Pocket Keyboard for a spin.
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Turtle Beach’s crazy new directional speakers are made from glass If you’re in the market for impressive speakers that will wow your guests, skip the vast range of Bluetooth boxes and check out Turtle Beach’s new set, which is made of glass. You read that right: the HyperSound Glass speakers are made from thin, transparent panes of glass and are directional, which means they focus sound only where they’re aimed, similar to how a flashlight directs a beam of ligh
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Gove challenges May in UK Conservative leadership race, as Johnson rules out bid British Home Secretary Theresa May and Justice Minister Michael Gove declared Thursday their candidacies to succeed David Cameron as prime minister and Conservative Party leader, as ex-London mayor Boris Johnson unexpectedly ruled out a bid.
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Newlywed journalist tweets face-to-face encounter with Istanbul attacker A newlywed Iraqi journalist has shared his horrific experience of being caught in the attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport in a series of tweets.  SEE ALSO: Landmarks across the globe turn red for Istanbul Steven Nabil, who is based in New York, had left his wife in a cafe while he went to get food on a different floor. When he heard shots he ran toward her.  “Heard shots, ran fast toward her,” h
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Israeli girl stabbed to death by Palestinian inside bedroom A 13-year-old Israeli girl is stabbed to death by a Palestinian inside her bedroom at a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank.
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EU opens new phase in Turkey membership bid talks The EU opens a new chapter in Turkey’s controversial EU membership talks, covering budget contributions to the bloc.
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Amazon’s announcement of second Prime Day prompts Walmart to act Following a mixed reception from online customers last year, Amazon’s Prime Day sales extravaganza is about to return for another 24-hour shopping blitz. Amazon Prime members interested in a bargain should hit the site on July 12 as the company is promising more than 100,000 deals across most of its departments. Greg Greeley, VP of Amazon Prime, said the site has “dramatically increased the invent
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Biggest diamond for sale in century fails to find buyer in London auction The world’s second-biggest rough diamond is still on sale after bids failed to reach the minimum price set for it at a Sotheby’s auction. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Ancient Mars could have been more like Earth than we thought NASA’s racked up some thrilling new finds about everyone’s favorite red planet and potential site of a future human colony – Mars.
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Samsung’s Smart Glow could get a whole lot smarter for the Galaxy S8 A couple of weeks ago a new Samsung feature dubbed Smart Glow was unearthed. It took the form of a ring of LEDs around the rear camera lens and promised to smarten up your notification lights and your selfies on future Samsung phones, but it seems there could be a lot more to it than was initially revealed.According to SamMobile, Smart Glow will get smarter over time. The feature will apparently f
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Robots and humans see the world differently – but we don’t know why A few years back, artificial intelligence reached the point at which it could recognise objects in images and answer questions about them. It’s the technology that powers Google Photos and other similar products.But it turns out that when an AI looks at an picture, it sees totally different things to humans. In experiments conducted at Facebook and Virginia Tech, researchers found significant diff
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Landmark privacy ruling in Belgium could end Facebook’s European woes Facebook has won an important legal victory in Belgium that allows it to continue to track the web activity of non-users of its social network. The Brussels Appeals Court has dismissed a case filed against Facebook by the Belgian Privacy Commission, stating that the country’s privacy watchdog has no jurisdiction over the tech giant, as it has its European headquarters in Ireland. The Belgian Priva
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Wonder what your plants are ‘saying’? Device lets you listen in A small device lets researchers, farmers and amateur plant lovers listen in to electrical changes inside their plants – Penny Sarchet tried it out
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Intel may partner with BMW to produce autonomous cars – Roadshow Self-driving cars may be a step closer to hitting the streets if a potential partnership with BMW and Intel comes to pass.
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That parking spot would sure come in handy, huh? This IT pilot fish has just been notified that he’s about to be laid off, and he’s scrambling to find a new job while the clock ticks down on the notice period.”The United Way campaign had already begun — a big deal at this company,” says fish. “They had all kinds of posters, announcements in the daily newsletter, PA announcements, broadcast voice messages and various levels of m
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A look back at Steve Jobs’ most colorful keynote moments On the occasion of the ninth anniversary of the launch of the iPhone, former Apple PR leader Natalie Kerris tweeted (she works at Twitter now, of course she tweeted) a link to a YouTube video collecting angry Steve Jobs keynote moments. What a shot of nostalgia. Famously, Steve Jobs could really get mad when out of the public eye. On stage he was generally quite genial, but from time to time Ste
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The day the theory of evolution levelled up – CNET A great debate between biologist Thomas Henry Huxley and Bishop Samuel Wilberforce played a huge part in the theory of evolution’s spreading through history.
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The best folding Bluetooth keyboards make your tablet or smartphone more productive Folding Bluetooth keyboards solve a problem with virtually every tablet and smartphone out there: Their on-screen keyboards all kind of suck.Sure, some tablets are large enough to provide users with a full-sized keyboard, but a lack of tactile feedback and key travel still make for a crummy typing experience over time. And while tablet keyboard covers or cases exist, many of them work only with
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The future of Plex: More tools for cord cutters, and less of a focus on the PC This week, Plex begins the slow process of extricating itself from the desktop PC.Plex’s server software—which lets you stream your video, music, and photo libraries to other devices around the house—has always required either an always-on PC or a NAS (network-attached storage) device. But as PC sales decline, and NAS boxes become less necessary in the age of cheap cloud storage, Plex has been l
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Istanbul airport attackers ‘Russian, Uzbek and Kyrgyz’ The three men who carried out Tuesday’s deadly attack on an Istanbul airport were all from former Soviet states, Turkish media and officials say.
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Riding the SpeedX Leopard, a smarter carbon road bike Bianchi. Giant. Pinarello. Sit down at the “Look Mum No Hands” cafe in London and you’ll see these names etched on countless bike frames outside. Each company is known for building beautiful high-end racing machines, a tapestry of parts designed to maximise power and style. But look closer and you’ll see that most are blemished by cycling computers bolted onto handlebars. To call them an
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‘Global climate emergency’ declared after jet stream crosses equator A prominent climate scientist has declared a “global climate emergency” after observing the jet stream in the Northern Hemisphere crossing the equator and mixing with the jet stream in the Southern Hemisphere. Paul Beckwith, a geography professor at the University of Ottawa, wrote in a blog post that this behavior is new and “indicates that climate system mayhem is ongoing.” If
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New Survey Shows Consumer Interest in Prebiotics Growing, but More Information and Education Needed A recent poll of diet supplement users reveals that more than 38% would be very likely or somewhat likely in trying a prebiotic with strong digestive and immune health benefits, if the product were science-validated by a research conducted at and published by a major university.
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6 Speaking Tips That Will Make People Want to Listen to You Have you run into situations where you’re talking but nobody seems to care? Over time, maybe you’ve even noticed that people just don’t like listening to you for some reason. And I’m not just talking about scenarios of public speaking. This 10-minute talk by Julian Treasure explains why that might be the case and what you can do to make yourself more pleasant to the ears of others: If you don’t ha
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Does Verizon have a data rollover plan up its sleeve? Up until now, AT&T and T-Mobile have been the only U.S. carriers with data rollover programs for customers. According to an image from a Verizon test site posted by two Reddit users, however, Verizon might join the two aforementioned carriers by announcing a similar data rollover program of its own. Reportedly called Carryover Data, the new program is similar to AT&T’s Rollover and T-Mobil
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Not a turn off: These wireless earphones use magnets as a power switch B&O Play’s first wireless earphones aim to solve one of the most annoying ownership problems with Bluetooth connected devices — remembering to turn off the power. Instead of a fiddly button, the Beoplay H5 earphones snap together with tiny magnets, which automatically shuts down the power, and keeps them safely wrapped around your neck until called into action again. Conserving battery life is
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This Woman Runs a Business Helping Prisoners Access Social Media Renea Royster turned a pen pal friendship with an inmate into a business helping prisoners do everything from post updates to Facebook to find dates online—and she’s making more money than in her job at a Walmart deli.There are at least 50 sites that help people find pen pals in prison, according to The Marshall Project, but that’s not exactly what Royster does. She’s the go-between between inmate
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Ikea museum opens in Sweden celebrating firm’s history A museum telling the story of Swedish furniture giant Ikea opens today in the town of Almhult, on the site of the firm’s first store.
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Ivory Coast’s ‘hero’ professor backs student mothers An Ivory Coast professor, photographed carrying a student’s baby in class in a widely shared image, says being a mother should not stop women getting an education.
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Upper House approves ban on GMO production & imports in Russia Russia’s Federation Council has approved a bill introducing fines for producing GMO products in Russia or importing them from abroad, with the exception of genetically altered organisms and materials used for expertise and research. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Terrorism Declined Last Year — But Not In The West The number of worldwide terrorist attacks declined in 2015 from the previous year, as did the number of related fatalities, according to new data from the Global Terrorism Database.That may come as a surprise, at a time when mass terror attacks like the one on Tuesday at the airport in Istanbul, which killed 41 people, continue to dominate the news. The data, in fact, shows that the number of atta
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Google buys 12 years of electricity from yet-to-be built wind farm – CNET The Norwegian wind farm will supply renewable energy for Google’s European data centres for 12 years.
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Crazy wheels and tires let car move in completely new ways In some instances, parking your car can be a difficult thing to do. If you have ever parallel parked and then had someone pull so close to you in the front or back that you couldn’t get out you know the frustration this brings. An inventor called William Liddiard has shown off a new set of wheels and tires that … Continue reading
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Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport, Terminal 3 The concept of the plan for Terminal 3 of Shenzen Bao’an international airport evokes the image of a manta ray, a fish that breathes and changes its own shape, undergoes variations, turns into a bird to celebrate the emotion and fantasy of a flight. The structure of T3 – an approximately 1,5-km-long tunnel – seems to be modeled by the wind and is reminiscent of the image of an organic-shaped scul
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Multidimensional “Sphere Packing” Solutions Stack Up as a Major Mathematical Breakthrough Ukrainian mathematician Maryna Viazovska recently figured out how spheres could be efficiently arranged in eight and 24 dimensions — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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How I Got Over My Fear of Investing and Started Saving for My Future Growing up, I figured investing was something super rich people did because they had money to burn. It intimidated me, but I figured I’d never have to worry about it. Turns out, investing is for the rest of us, too, and it’s actually important if you want to grow your net worth—even if you’re not a billionaire.Why I Was Afraid to InvestAt some point in your life, you’ve probably done something tha
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Toyota Forced to Recall 1.4 Million Cars Over Defective Air Bags The Japanese automaker has said it will fix the defect for free.
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Here’s a list of everything you can ask Google’s voice assistant Voice interfaces are confusing. Alexa, Siri, Cortana, and Google Now all want you to speak to them to get stuff done, but unlike with visual interfaces, there’s no obvious way of knowing what it is you can ask. Well, that problem has now been solved for Google at least, with this handy directory of everything you can ask the company’s voice interface. The site is the creation of coder Kristijan R
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Man hand-builds awesome amusement park that’s inspired by nature (Video) Shades of Leonardo da Vinci show up in this imaginative “ecological park” in Italy that features hand-crafted kinetic structures to play on.
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Apple EarPod headphones leak reveal Lightning connector for iPhone 7 We’re now at that stage of the summer where we see at least one or two iPhone 7 leaks per week, not to mention the fact that we’ve all heard about the ongoing rumor of Apple’s newest smartphone model dropping the 3.5mm headphone jack. Well, the latest leaked images tie into that, but instead of showing an iPhone chassis with … Continue reading
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NASA’s Dawn Mission Is Over, Except Maybe Not Though its official mission is complete, Dawn may even have a few firsts left under its belt. The post NASA’s Dawn Mission Is Over, Except Maybe Not appeared first on WIRED.
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Stunning Aerials Let You See #ALLtheTULIPS David Burdeny proves the best way to see thousands of flowers is from the sky. The post Stunning Aerials Let You See #ALLtheTULIPS appeared first on WIRED.
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Acesori Bluetooth Earbuds Are The Perfect Workout Earphones Let’s be honest, few things are quite as annoying as when your earbuds fall out of your ears while you’re running. Or at the gym. Or even … Read More
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Skagen’s Hagen Connected Is The Most Elegant Smartwatch Ever We might’ve gotten a little carried away by posting that 20,900 watch yesterday. If you’re looking for something a little cheaper but which nonetheless features elegant looks … Read More
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94-million-year-old climate change event holds clues for future Tallahassee FL (SPX) Jun 28, 2016 A major climate event millions of years ago that caused substantial change to the ocean’s ecological systems may hold clues as to how the Earth will respond to future climate change, a Florida State University researcher said. In a new study published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Assistant Professor of Geology Jeremy Owens explains that parts of the oc
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Researchers devise new tool to measure polarization of light Raleigh NC (SPX) Jun 28, 2016 Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new tool for detecting and measuring the polarization of light based on a single spatial sampling of the light, rather than the multiple samples required by previous technologies. The new device makes use of the unique properties of organic polymers, rather than traditional silicon, for polarization de
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Borophene: A prospective extraordinary sodium anode material for sodium-based batteries Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 28, 2016 Sodium-based batteries have drawn considerable attention as a prospective alternative to lithium-based batteries due to the abundance and low price of sodium element. However, finding a suitable anode material has been a long-standing critical task before the commercialization of sodium-based batteries. As the size of sodium atom is much larger than that of lithi
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Raytheon hits next-generation GPS milestone Aurora, Colo. (UPI) Jun 28, 2016 Raytheon has achieved another test milestone in its development of the U.S. Air Force’s next-generation Global Positioning System Next Generation Operational Control, or GPS OCX, system, the company announced Monday. The new system offers significant improvements to the GPS on which the military and civilian sectors rely on, offering enhanced availability, accurac
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Canada Launches Maritime Monitoring Satellite Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 24, 2016 The Maritime Monitoring and Messaging Microsatellite (M3MSat) has been placed into orbit by an Indian Space Research Organization rocket, the Canadian Space Agency said in a press release on Wednesday. “The M3MSat mission will improve ship detection and marine traffic management in Canadian waters by testing new technologies, including an innovative antenna desi
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NATO says UK to stay ‘strong ally’ despite Brexit Brussels (AFP) June 24, 2016 Britain will remain a strong ally and continue to play a leading role in NATO despite its vote to leave the European Union, alliance head Jens Stoltenberg said Friday. “The UK will remain a strong and committed NATO ally and will continue to play its leading role in our alliance,” Stoltenberg said in a statement. He said NATO would also provide a platform fo
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Raytheon upgrading Kuwait’s Patriot air defense system Andover, Mass. (UPI) Jun 24, 2016 Raytheon is to modernize Kuwait’s Patriot Air and Missile Defense Systems under a $523 million contract issued by the U.S. Army. The Foreign Military Sales program award covers six Patriot fire units. “Kuwait and other members of the 13-nation strong Patriot Partnership continue to invest in the system and trust Patriot to defend their citizens and militarie
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Seeds of supermassive black holes could be revealed Durham, UK (SPX) Jun 29, 2016 Gravitational waves captured by space-based detectors could help identify the origins of supermassive black holes, according to new computer simulations of the universe. Scientists led by Durham University’s Institute for Computational Cosmology ran the huge cosmological simulations that can be used to predict the rate at which gravitational waves caused by collision
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Nepal, India agree to use satellite system for border pillars Kathmandu (XNA) Jun 29, 2016 Nepal and India agreed on Saturday to use global navigation satellite system for boundary pillars between the two neighbors. Sureshman Shrestha, a senior official at the Nepal’s Department of Survey, said the third meeting of Nepal-India Boundary Working Group (BWG) finalized the target and schedule for the next field season which is expected to begin in November 2016
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Russia to spend $60M in 2016-2018 to fund space voyages to Moon, Mars Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 28, 2016 The project to create a nuclear-power transport module, intended to fly to the moon and Mars, will receive 3.81 billion rubles ($60 million) in funding in 2016-2018, according to the public procurement website. The decision to design space transport powered by a megawatt-class nuclear power unit was made in 2010. As reported, the technical solutions embodied in the c
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MDA to deliver broad-area maritime surveillance system using RADARSAT Richmond, Canada (SPX) Jun 24, 2016 MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd has announced that it has signed a CA$48.5 million (including taxes) contract with the Government of Canada to deliver an advanced broad-area global maritime and Arctic surveillance solution, called Polar Epsilon 2 (PE2), to the Department of National Defence (DND). The contract includes two years of in-service support to
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DigitalGlobe Awarded Sole-Source Contract to Provide Advanced Analytic Services to the DIA Westminster CO (SPX) Jun 24, 2016 DigitalGlobe, Inc. (DGI), the global leader in earth imagery and information about our changing planet, announced that it has been awarded a direct contract with the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) through its government services business, DigitalGlobe Intelligence Solutions, to deliver advanced analytic services. This contract vehicle builds on a relation
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Putin: Rivalry for world’s resources increasing, some try to disregard all rules The world is seeing ever-stronger competition for resources, and some players try to disregard all the rules, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said, adding that potential for conflict is growing worldwide. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Oil market sees best quarterly results since 2009 Crude prices had their biggest quarterly gain in eight years thanks to the easing of the global supply glut, triggered by falling US reserves and supply disruptions. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Prisoner of circumstance? Labour chief Corbyn wants to quit, but sources say allies won’t let him Beleaguered Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will face a leadership challenge from former shadow business secretary Angela Eagle after ignoring mounting pressure to resign. Read Full Article at RT.com
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BlackBerry Mercury (Rome) renderings show slick physical keyboard Things aren’t going all that well over at BlackBerry in recent years. The company is struggling to design a relevant device that consumers actually want to own. In recent days, BlackBerry CEO John Chen has been hinting that the company is working on some new mid-range phones. One of those phones has now turned up in some renderings and it … Continue reading
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Trump’s Many Errors on World Trade: New at Reason Donald Trump is not a professor, but for years he will be yielding insights to every student of economics. His Tuesday address on trade did a masterful job of combining antiquated fallacies with misinformation and ignorance to create an encyclopedia of error. Instructors have never had so much free help constructing their lesson plans.  The vision Trump conjures is one of alluring simplicity. He
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Google’s 9,000km internet cable connecting the USA with Japan switches on The internet infrastructure linking North America with Asia is about to get a whole lot faster, as a giant undersea fiber cable partly funded by Google is set to go live today.
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On Independence Day and Canada Day, celebrate the forests that built our two great countries Over this holiday weekend, both Canada and the United States are celebrating their birthdays. Among the many things these two nations share is a dependence on their forests—which have played a key role in their growth and prosperity.
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Snowden’s Favorite Cloud Service Now Has a Group Chat App Group chats are such an integral part of many organizations that sharing sensitive information is par for the course, but it’s fair to say that the majority of users would prefer it if whatever was discussed in Slack stayed in Slack— forever. And it’s not just mild embarrassment at stake. Think of all the business secrets being traded or relationships that would come to a screeching halt if custom
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Need help with image composition? This card lets you apply the Golden Ratio Composition is an important piece to any image; it helps determine the mood, flow, and focus — greatly affecting how a viewer sees the image. There are many rules and tools that one can use to help improve the composition in an image, the rule of thirds being one of the most well-known and used. Another, known as the Golden Ratio, has a bit of a following of its own, but given its mathematical bas
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Jamaica wants to make it really easy for tourists to buy weed Jamaica is looking to install airport kiosks where tourists can obtain permits to legally purchase marijuana, in an effort to cash in on the country’s burgeoning weed industry. As The Jamaica Gleaner reports, the permits would be available to travelers with a medical marijuana prescription, and would allow them to carry up to two ounces of the drug while in Jamaica. The country’s Cannabis Licensi
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Groundbreaking underwater exploration craft nears production Ornithorhynchus anatinus is a bizarre creature. Not only due to its crazy duck, beaver and otter mash-up anatomy, but because it inhabits two watery worlds – one at the surface of small streams or rivers and the other below. When François-Alexandre Bertrand saw one sploshing about during a séjour in Australia, he’d found the perfect name for an above/below water craft concept he was mulling ove
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Ohyun Kwon proposes megastructure to house 1,400 creatives in Seoul Graduate shows 2016: a gridded megastructure contains a creative workforce of 1,400 in this proposal by Royal College of Art graduate Ohyun Kwon to address the housing crisis in the South Korean capital. (more…)
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The Sound of Your Voice May Diagnose Disease How you talk could reveal heart disease or concussions, say researchers and companies developing the novel technology — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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How the shaving clubs stack up: Best of the blades SPONSORED: This sponsored post is produced in association with Gillette. Let’s face it. Maintaining a silky smooth shave can be a pricey undertaking for any man. Replacing the blades of your shaver periodically can cost a fortune, ranging from $9 to nearly $30 per cartridge pack. It’s even worse when you realize you’ve made a lousy investment after testing the babies out and discovering their lac
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Walmart Pay launches in all 100 stores across New York Walmart has launched its mobile payment service, Walmart Pay, in New York. The launch comes less than two months after the big nationwide rollout began, kicking off in Texas and Arkansas, and the service has been gradually introduced to other markets in the intervening weeks. The service sees Walmart take on the likes of Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and Google Pay, and the payment feature embedded with
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Class war? Bitter social divide was major factor in vote for Brexit, study shows Austerity, class divides, and the death of social mobility was in large part behind the UK’s decision to vote ‘Leave’ in the Brexit referendum, according to a recent national attitude survey. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Lib Dems actually benefit from Brexit! A member a minute joining after pro-EU pledge The Liberal Democrats haven’t had much joy since their tuition fees u-turn in 2010, but their unfaltering anti-Brexit policy seems to have turned things around, as 10,000 people reportedly joined the party in less than 48 hours. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Rosetta, Philae to reunite on comet for Sept 30 mission end Europe’s trailblazing Rosetta spacecraft will end its mission on September 30, reuniting with robot lab Philae on the surface of a comet hurtling through the Solar System, mission control said Thursday.
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7 Big Job Search Engines to Help You Find Work One problem which everybody in the world can always identify with is lack of money. Unless you belong to the super-rich, then you will never have enough cash to pay for the monthly installments on that Ferrari, yacht, and travelling orangutan. So looking at job vacancies tends to be a continuous thing for most people, and like everything else in life, the search has mostly migrated online. But whe
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Wasserman (Iceberg) Table Produced for Snarkitecture Cast from all-white glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC), Wasserman Table presents a perfectly square top with sides that give way to an undulating, glacial landscape concealed below. With the proportions of a low table and the solidity of the concrete, the piece can also be used as a large bench and is suitable for interior or exterior use. Glass fiber reinforced concrete Designed by Snarkitec
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To help the homeless, first think of them as part of your tribe Powell Street, just south of Union Square, is San Francisco’s busiest transit hub. Here tourists line up at the Cable Car terminus, eager to get to Fisherman’s Wharf, squinting up in surprise at the cold summer fog streaming overhead, squinting down and frowning at their phones to avoid the panhandlers.     But regular commuters know the most shame-inducing section of Powell. It is the long, wide
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Constructing The Floating Piers: How the Last Great Work of Christo and Jean-Claude was Built © Wolfgang Volz Until July 3rd, you can experience the latest and last work of artist duo Christo and Jean-Claude. Called The Floating Piers, the floating dock extends over the water of Italy’s Lake Iseo.The work consists of a three kilometer walkway wrapped in 100,000 square meters of yellow cloth, which is supported by a floating dock system composed of 220,000 high-density polyethylene cub
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How To Choose A Fire Pit A lovely fire pit really anchors the whole patio. The post How To Choose A Fire Pit appeared first on The Manual.
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How planetary age reveals water content Water is necessary for life as we know it, but too much water is bad for habitability. Therefore, to study the habitability of extrasolar planets, determining the abundance of water is a key element. Yann Alibert, Science Officer of PlanetS, shows that the observation of exoplanets at different ages can be used to set statistical constraints on their water content – an important result for future
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How much water is inside Jupiter? Juno spacecraft is about to find out NASA’s Juno spacecraft is just a few days shy of its arrival at the solar system’s biggest planet. The highly anticipated mission is about to offer a glimpse into the real nature of Jupiter, hopefully providing new insights about the structure of this gas giant. Juno could be on the verge of redefining our current knowledge about what lies deep beneath Jupiter’s thick and violent atmosphere.
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How to search for, find and register your perfect domain name What’s in a domain name?Building the perfect website to promote yourself, or your business, is all very well and good – but if people can’t go to your website directly then you’re going to be missing out on a lot of potential visitors.This is why picking and registering a suitable domain name is so essential, as it allows people to find your website with an easy-to-remember web address.While you g
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Watch a Cygnus spacecraft burn up as it re-enters the atmosphere Researchers chased an uncrewed Cygnus spacecraft in an aeroplane in order to watch its fiery re-entry and destruction. The view was spectacular
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IBM and Cisco team up on enterprise collaboration to stave off rivals like Slack and Microsoft  Earlier this month, IBM and Cisco announced they would work together to integrate IBM’s Watson artificial intelligence technology into edge routers from Cisco, and today the two IT giants are deepening their partnership again, as they aim for a bigger piece of the enterprise collaboration market being chased by the likes of fast-growing, popular upstarts like Slack, large… Read More
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Apple Watch vs. Garmin: which one should you get? When you’re surrounded by smartwatch early-adopters and you opt to wear a Garmin multi-sport watch as your daily driver, you inevitably hear “What is that?” at least a couple times. At least, that’s been my experience with the Garmin Forerunner 735XT, which I’ve been wearing for at least a few weeks. It’s an expensive but useful multi-sport watch that tracks your hiking, running, and cy
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Fighting deforestation alone fails tropical biodiversity International efforts to conserve tropical forest species will fail unless they control logging, wildfires and fragmentation in the remaining forests, according to ground-breaking new research published in the world’s leading scientific journal Nature.
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Prehistoric tombs enhanced astronomical viewing Astronomers are exploring what might be described as the first astronomical observing tool, potentially used by prehistoric humans 6,000 years ago.
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Despite advantages, cross-discipline research has a lower chance of receiving funding Bringing together researchers from a range of fields can help solve complex problems, but research from The Australian National University (ANU) has found interdisciplinary research is consistently short changed.
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Graphene quantum dots can improve the efficiency of silicon solar cells Small flakes of graphene could expand the usable spectral region of light in silicon solar cells to boost their efficiency, new research from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia, shows.
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Recreating lightning for research Sandia National Laboratories creates lightning in a lab to evaluate how anything from sensitive nuclear weapons components to entire buildings will hold up against the worst that nature might throw at them.
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Acer H277HU review: USB-C passthrough monitor works well with Apple’s MacBook A 2015 or 2016 MacBook has a neat complement in the 1440p 27-inch Acer H277HU ($481 on Amazon) display. You can connect the MacBook’s sole USB-C port directly into the back of the H277HU using an included (albeit short) cable, and the H277HU acts as a second display while also charging the laptop and adds two USB 3.0 Type-A ports at the rear of the display.To read this article in full or to lea
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Climate scientists: Australian uranium mining pollutes Antarctic Uranium mining in Australia is polluting the Antarctic, about 6,000 nautical miles away.
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Pacific bluefin tuna should be protected under Endangered Species Act An alliance of environmental groups has petitioned the National Marine Service to consider bluefin tuna and its habitat to be endangered, due to overfishing.
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Visions of the Future: Top Science Fiction New Releases Our recommendations for five scientifically satisfying stories of what is to come — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Wireless, wearable toxic-gas detector MIT researchers have developed low-cost chemical sensors, made from chemically altered carbon nanotubes, that enable smartphones or other wireless devices to detect trace amounts of toxic gases.
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Researcher increases speed and accuracy of sample analysis A new description of electron scattering in the surface layers of samples proposed by the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw significantly speeds up …
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Researchers develop new thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF) materials An international joint research group has succeeded in developing a new thermally activated, delayed-fluorescence (TADF) material that displays emission of light in colors from green to deep-red.
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Beijing is sinking four inches every year It sounds like Beijing’s in trouble. Satellite images and sensors aided scientists from China, the UK, Spain, and Germany to determine the city is sinking by up to four inches every year, and has been sinking since 1935. The problem is tied to Beijing’s water struggles. According to the scientists, the city is “one of the most water-stressed cities in the world.” Beijing mainly relies on
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New study links skill development to characteristics of employees and nature of the volunteering experience Corporate volunteering programs are widely credited by business leaders and volunteers for giving participants valuable work-related skills that improve their job performance. A new study suggests there is truth to these claims, but that the extent to which each skill is developed is linked to the personal characteristics of the volunteer and the nature of the volunteering experience.
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Why we need to find a cure for ‘social death’ Every year, over 50m people in the world will die. Old age, disease, war and starvation all contribute to that number, and scientists, doctors and charities do their best to bring the figure down.
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Bugatti collaborates with Giorgio Armani on a limited edition capsule The hypercar builder releases a complete collection of apparel and leather goods.Photo: BugattiWith a marque as exclusive as Bugatti, it’s only right that the company team up with one of the most iconic fashion houses in the business, Giorgio Armani. The two brands are launching a limited edition collection of clothing and accessories that will consist of small leather goods such as belts, wallets
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Honeybees threatened by virulent virus Researchers have found that honeybees in Europe are at significantly higher risk from an emerging viral variant, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
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Live By the Five Hour Rule to Always Keep Learning New Skills Learning or practicing new skills is so important, it’s hard to ignore how vital it is to a successful career. To keep your educational momentum going throughout your life, give yourself five hours a week to learn something new or practice a skill.As business site Inc. explains, the five hour rule is simple: invest at least five hours every week—that’s one hour per weekday—into deliberately learni
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Connect with the Past Using the Sleek Wedgewood SR-71 Blackbird Ring Wedgewood rings have brought out the new SR-71 Blackbird ring. So named because the metal element of the ring is actually the melted down ejector nozzle of an SR-71 Blackbird. Loosely inspired by the Wedgewood’s Deck Tear ring, a commission project was behind the original conception of the idea. The wood element of the ring is similarly based on the […]Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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The Turtleneck Sleeping Bag Stay warm on cold days by slipping into this insanely comfy turtleneck sleeping bag. This chunky bag is handmade from 100% merino ore sheep wool and designed with an extremely soft and snug turtleneck to keep the heat from escaping. Check it out $937.24
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Freshness Sensing Coffee Grinder Enjoy an extremely satisfying coffee house quality cup from the comfort of home using this freshness sensing coffee grinder. It features a compact design that you can easily transport and comes with a range of settings that let you fine-tune your grind. Check it out $179.00
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Ultra Light Solar Charger Keep your devices juiced up when you’re away from civilization by bringing along this ultra light solar charger. Despite weighing a mere 0.6 pounds, this 6 watt charger comes with enough power to charge your devices at the same rate as a wall outlet. Check it out $69.25
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Bioluminescent Plankton Mini Aquarium Create an enchanting nighttime environment in your home by bringing in this bio-luminescent plankton mini aquarium. The sphere features a 10 centimeter diameter and is filled with thousands of non-toxic Dinoflagellates that glow blue. Check it out $60.00
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Extreme Turbo Chute Water Slide Turn a lazy day at the lake into an adrenaline-pumping afternoon with this extreme turbo chute water slide. The slide comes in three 20 foot sections for easy assembly and features an incredibly slippery surface with inflatable nylon bumpers for added safety. Check it out $3,499.99
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Computers are going to start writing about minor league baseball “Jayson Aquino tossed a three-hit shutout and Quincy Latimore had three hits and two RBI, as the Bowie Baysox topped the Akron RubberDucks 6-0 in the first game of a doubleheader on Sunday.” That’s the kind of straight-ahead, no-nonsense, get-the-new-upfront lede that comes from a professional journalist at the Associated Press. This particular lede, however, was written by a computer.
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The Earth’s biodiversity could be much greater than we thought After centuries of study, you’d think we’d have at least a rough idea of how many different species of life exist on Earth. This is becoming even more pressing as biodiversity disappears at an increasing pace due to human impacts. Some species are going extinct even before we discover them.
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When Hollywood does AI, it’s fun but farfetched – CNET Don’t head to the multiplex expecting the truth or a light touch when it comes to artificial intelligence.
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Tracking animal migrations has become easier… now what? Salmon navigate across vast swaths of open ocean and a maze of branching river networks to locate their natal waters. For years, scientists have described this as heroic feats of individuals.
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Wimbledon coffee machine uses printing technology to add selfies to cappuccinos LONDON — Ever fancied drinking a picture of Andy Murray’s face? Well, if you’re planning to queue up for Wimbledon any time soon, you’re in luck — the tennis tournament’s official Twitter account recently shared a video of a badass coffee machine that prints famous faces onto the foam of cappuccinos. SEE ALSO: 13 of the most ball-droppingly awkward Wimbledon tennis fails That coffee machine is k
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Dozens killed in suicide attack on Afghan police cadets Two Taliban suicide bombers killed at least 27 people and wounded around 40 in an attack on Thursday on buses carrying recently graduated cadets on the western outskirts of Kabul, officials said.
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How Government Cronies Redefined the Catfish: New at Reason Cronyism is the ugly marriage between special interest groups and politicians, which results in an abuse of the government’s power to grant special privileges to a few winners—for example, unfairly preventing competition or doling out subsidies and bailouts at the expense of taxpayers. Though cronyism is always outrageous, the way cronies go about achieving their goals is sometimes oddly funny. C
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UKIP mega-donor plans new political party… without Nigel Farage Aaron Banks, the millionaire businessman who bankrolled UKIP’s Leave.EU campaign, has said he wants to start a new political party, possibly without Nigel Farage. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Coptic Christian priest killed in ‘hail of bullets’ outside Egyptian church A Coptic Christian priest has been killed in “a hail of bullets” outside The Church of the Martyr of St George in Sinai, Egypt. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Prometheus Design Werx’s EDC short is built for adventure A technical short built without compromise.Photo: Prometheus Design WerxPrometheus Design Werx cut no corners when building their EDC Short. The style is a sleeker alternative to a traditional cargo short and offers ample storage and functionality in a cleaner design. The shorts are constructed from a 4-way stretch Guide Cloth fabric in a tailored cut and features a total of 11 pockets to handle a
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Trulia’s ‘Rent Near Transit’ filter finds great rentals with good commutes Depending on where you may be looking to rent, a lot of factors can frame your decision. If public transportation is one of them, Trulia’s new tool is perfect for you. Appropriately named ‘Rent Near Transit,’ the filter lets you see only listings within a 15 minute walk from a transit stop. It also goes as far as the transit system, so the decision on how far to commute versus how much to pay in r
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US Efforts To Regulate Encryption Have Been Flawed, Government Report Finds An anonymous reader writes from a report via The Guardian: U.S. Republican congressional staff said in a report released Wednesday that previous efforts to regulate privacy technology were flawed and that lawmakers need to learn more about technology before trying to regulate it. The 25-page white paper is entitled Going Dark, Going Forward: A Primer on the Encryption Debate and it does not provid
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Tiny DNA ‘legs’ walk with record fuel efficiency (Phys.org)—For the first time, researchers have demonstrated a DNA nanomotor that can “walk” along a track with sustainable motion. The nanomotor also has the highest fuel efficiency for any type of walking nanomotor, or “nanowalker,” reported to date, using approximately one fuel molecule per step.
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‘Pay-Per-View’ Mode Keeps Canadian Space Telescope Flying After 13 Years The MOST space telescope was designed to measure variations in intensity in the brightness of stars. Image: Canadian Space AgencyHere’s a pay-per-view option with more stars than you’d ever find on TV. Canada’s first space telescope has solved a government funding riddle by asking customers to pay to look through its viewfinder. And the results are really beginning to pay off, its principal invest
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You Can Save $40 on an Amazon Echo Today, If You Don’t Mind Buying a Refurb Refurb Amazon Echo, $140Haven’t you heard? The Amazon Echo is actually really great (and only getting better over time), and you can save $40 on yours if you buy it refurbished from Woot, an Amazon subsidiary. http://gizmodo.com/amazon-echo-re…Note: Amazon has announced that Prime Day 2016 will be in less than two weeks, on July 12. It’s possible that there will be a discount on new Echoes that
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4 Free Android Apps for Making Stunning Social Media Graphics Images are far more likely to get attention on social media than simple text, but creating a captivating design every time you want to tweet a simple message can be time-consuming. That’s why you need one of these apps. Following in the footsteps of web-based solutions like Pablo, Canva, and ShareAsImage (now known as Stencil), these apps allow you to take an image and quickly throw some text over
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Satechi Aluminum Desktop Charging Stand Create a seamless style for your device with the Satechi Aluminum Desktop Charging Stand. Made of solid aluminum, this beautiful stand allows your charging cable to feed through the back and up a designated channel so your iPhone can be displayed upright while topping up the battery. Aligning with the suite of Apple products, the Aluminum Desktop Charging Stand comes in silver, gold, and space gre
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Cable Turtle Organizer by Needlework Wave goodbye to fussy tangled cables with the Cable Turtle Organizer by Needlework. Working with a variety of brands, earbuds, cables, and cords, this handy system allows you to wind your wires for easy storage in just seconds. Available in a square or round shape and in your choice of black or tan dyed wood, the Cable Turtle Organizer is compact and flexible so it can be stored in your pocket, pu
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Jacopo Dondi – 24-Hour Watches Jacopo Dondi watches are designed to display time in a much more natural way than your everyday wrist watch. Telling the time on a 24-hour dial can be tricky, to begin with, however, you soon realise that it’s a much more natural way of visualizing where you are in your day. Jacopo Dondi’s classic styling and elegant details look undoubtedly familiar but will ultimately change they way you perceiv
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Flexwarm – World’s Smartest Jacket Flexwarm is the first heated jacket you can control from your smartphone. Choose your temperature accurate to 1 degree, and Flexwarm will automatically adjust to keep your temperature perfect. Ultralight and packable, this is the only jacket you will ever need. You can consider it to be the next generation of smart wearable technology that comes with two exterior zipped pockets, is water resistant
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Volant – The World’s First 3-in-1 Headphones Volant’s headphones combine three audio devices into one, allowing the versatility of earphones, the comfort and sound quality of headphones and the freedom of Bluetooth; giving you a solution for every listening occasion. We now listen to headphones for 4 hours every day and own 3-4 pairs of headphones and earphones for different listening scenarios. This device is designed to completely simplify
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ICYMI: Pinterest’s photo recognition and light exosuits Today on In Case You Missed It: Pinterest wants users to shop for items by taking pictures, then uploading to the site to find similar items. Carnegie Mellon University invented an exoskeleton component that would lighten suits and make them far easier to walk around in, minus the bulky metal frames. NASA tested a rocket booster this week that may one day go to Mars. As always, please share any
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Stinger Insect Zapper Make your home a no-fly zone with the Stinger Insect Zapper. Take (air traffic) control of your environment with this ultra-modern, ultra efficient pest killer incorporates black UV lights at the expense of white ones and are up to 40% more lethal. Wire-free and portable, it covers up to 625 square-feet.
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Volvo has been suspicious of Volkswagen’s TDI diesel engine for years Many consumers were surprised to find out that Volkswagen fitted its diesel-powered cars with an illegal defeat device designed specifically to cheat on emissions tests. However, reports now indicate that in the auto industry, the device was considered an open secret. Kent Falck, a vehicle line executive at Volvo, explains his team became suspicious of Volkswagen’s TDI turbodiesel engine about sev
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New study could explain why we remake certain movies over and over again It’s the question that every movie fan asks in summer: why are there so many remakes and sequels and reboots? It turns out that science may have an answer. Unfortunately, if you’re hoping for more original stories, the prognosis is not good. Two network theorists in the Netherlands, Folgert Karsdorp and Antal van den Bosch, just published a study on story networks in Royal Society Open Science.
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The RNA that snips and stitches RNA RNA is a fundamental molecule that codes for protein and controls gene expression, playing a part in regulating many cell responses and vital processes. The genetic information contained in premature messenger RNA (mRNA), before being converted to proteins, needs to be processed and cleared of its non-coding sections, known as introns. In several simpler organisms, this key process is carried out
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Google now shows brief earthquake reports in search results In light of recent tremors in Mexico, today Google announced it will be displaying real-time earthquake reports at the top of all related search results. The reports will include a short “at-a-glance summary” containing information about “the size of the quake, a map of the affected areas, and tips to safely navigate in the aftermath.” The “shakemap” – as Google calls it – will show the epicenter
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Failure in Science Is Frequent and Inevitable–and We Should Talk More about It There’s nothing glamorous about a dead end. But that doesn’t mean we should bury them — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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It’s time for Netflix to release its viewership data Nielsen’s attempts to track streaming service viewership data are finally starting to bear public fruit. According to The Wall Street Journal, the measurement firm released a small sample of data points at a recent Las Vegas conference with the consent of its studio clients. If it’s accurate, Orange Is the New Black’s fourth season is competing with the most popular cable shows not named Game of
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How to ask for a higher salary (guilt-free) Mashable’s latest #BizChats Twitter chat discussed how to negotiate your way to the salary you deserve.  Over the course of an hour, @MashBusiness covered an array of questions, ranging from key salary-based questions to ask during an interview to other negotiable perks should you inquire about to benefit your career.  Several negotiation experts shared their expertise on the topic including: Kar
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Pinecones close when it rains. Here’s how they do it! As shown in the movie below, pinecones close when wet, and open again when they dry. But pinecone scales are made up of dead cells, which means their movements must be a mechanical response to getting wet. These scientists used a variety of imaging techniques, including X-ray tomography, to figure out how pinecones open and close in response to water. They found that pinecones direct water that la
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Will driverless cars fuel suburban sprawl? In a recent article for the Wall Street Journal, writer Christopher Mims argues that driverless cars like those being developed by Google and Uber might lead to greater suburban sprawl. On the face of it, the argument makes a certain sort of sense: other major advances in transportation technology have enabled us to live farther and farther from where we work and play, so why wouldn’t self-driving
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Curvaceous Corten steel office beats the heat with solar-savvy design The 4,905-square-foot office building is set on a small corner site abutting a road junction in full view to pedestrians and motorists. To mitigate the harsh solar rays from the south, the architects created a horseshoe-shaped building pointed towards the north that wraps around a cooling, north-facing pool. On the south side of the building, the architects left a void for a small grass courtyard
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Pam is an expensive, sophisticated multi-material 3D printer from Pollen  Pollen’s new 3D printer might be a little late to the game, but it has a few tricks up its sleeve that might make it worthwhile. Targeted toward professionals, the Pam has an incredible printing resolution up to 40 μ, but is also able to mix four different materials to create objects with different properties. Think about it as a luxury 3D printer. Read More
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Shields with optical illusion to revolutionise riot policing Smart riot shields that appear see-through one-way could allow police to hide their numbers during potentially violent clashes.
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It’ll Be Really Hard to Test for Doping at the Rio Olympics Now that Rio’s anti-doping lab is suspended, Olympics organizers might have to take athletes’ samples somewhere else. The post It’ll Be Really Hard to Test for Doping at the Rio Olympics appeared first on WIRED.
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Apple Campus 2 drone flyover captures progress on solar panels & fuel cells, underground theater, and R&D buildings One month after his last drone flyover of Apple’s under construction Apple Campus 2 site, Matthew Roberts has sent over an update for July that gives an up-close look at progress in recent weeks.  more…Filed under: Apple
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Hyper Brings An Adless Video Digest To Your Smartphone Can a clean interface and a human-curated list of content sell mobile users on a daily video digest?In today’s war for online content, video is the weapon of choice. The Berlin-based app Hyper launched on iPad last fall to deliver a simple, pure video experience: a curated selection of 12 short videos delivered to users every day. After getting acquired by Mic last month, they’re launching a new,
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Brilliant hard drive quality with magnetic field sensors made of diamond Quantum mechanics is not only of high interest in fundamental research. The current progress in quantum technologies promises numerous innovations of industrial relevance, which will be transferred …
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Culture makes us happy in life but not at work, study shows A study into the impact of culture on wellbeing has shown that engagement in arts, culture and sport can increase life satisfaction and overall happiness, but has no effect on job satisfaction.
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More research is needed on how climate change affects infectious diseases It is time we act proactively to minimize the effect of climate change on our health, say the researchers behind a new review published in Environment International. To do this, more cross-disciplinary collaboration is needed to predict how climate change will alter the outbreak and spread of infectious diseases.
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Why I booked a trip with an A.I.-powered travel app OPINION: When you need an answer to a problem, what do you do? If it’s urgent enough, we always pick up a phone to call or text. Not many of us will use Google to find out what to do about a bunch of bees invading the house. Before you can finish typing, you’ll get stung. And if you get stuck in an airport, there’s often no time to start an Expedia search and weigh all of the options. We need some
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The story behind Apple’s wheelchair Activity app WWDC 2016 and Apple made many moves to improve accessibility across its products, but the introduction of a version of the Apple Watch Activity app for wheelchairs users was a particularly big deal. You see, there’s never been an accurate fitness tracker like this before, and Apple has been working on it for at least a year.’We wanted to do something’ “Apple has always led on the accessibility f
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A.M. Links: Gary Johnson Polls 10 Percent, Boris Johnson Drops Out of British Prime Minister Contest, Is Hillary Clinton Eyeing Elizabeth Warren for V.P.? New poll: Hillary Clinton 41 percent, Donald Trump 36 percent, Gary Johnson 10 percent. Will Hillary Clinton pick Elizabeth Warren as her running mate? “The question of who will lead Britain into its future outside the European Union—a muddled mess for nearly a week—was further scrambled Thursday, with the camp that had favored an exit splintering into warring tribes and forcing former Lond
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‘Self-Driving Cars and Back-Seat Regulators’ in Pittsburgh Tribune-Review The June 2016 issue of Reason featured my article, “Will Politicians Block Our Driverless Future?” The article begins with this telling testimony at a Senate hearing that suggested that the answer might well be yes. “So, I’m in the Tesla,” Sen. Ben Nelson (D–Fla.) told a March hearing of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. “And we’re coming back acros
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Boris Johnson Out—Not Running to Replace David Cameron as U.K. PM Former London Mayor Boris Johnson announced he would be not be running to replace David Cameron as leader of the Conservative party and prime minister of the U.K. Cameron stepped down last week after a referendum to leave the European Union received a majority of the vote despite Cameron’s opposition. He said he was stepping aside so that a pro-Leave Conservative could invoke Article 50 and begin
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Russian frigate ‘shadowed’ US carrier in recent encounter – Pentagon sources The recent incident in which the USS Gravely made a close-in pass on the Russian frigate Yaroslav Mudry in the Mediterranean was a case of the US vessel trying to protect an aircraft carrier from Russian “observing operations,” the Pentagon claimed. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Labour anti-Semitism report condemns ‘occasionally toxic atmosphere’ within party An internal report on the validity of allegations of anti-Semitism and other forms of racism within the Labour party has found evidence of an “occasionally toxic atmosphere” and condemns “ignorant attitudes” within its ranks. Read Full Article at RT.com
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All clear at Joint Base Andrews, after ‘active shooter’ lockdown US military Joint Base Andrews, just outside of Washington, DC, was put on lockdown due to an active shooter reportedly barricaded inside the medical center. A “shelter in place” order went into effect at 9 a.m. local time. Read Full Article at RT.com
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New Method Tells Growers More About Citrus Decay With citrus growers trying to save their groves in the wake of the deadly greening disease, a UF/IFAS researcher has found a new technique that could help growers answer a vexing question – why so much fruit is dropping to the ground prematurely.
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Study Pinpoints Behavior Type Linked to Binge Drinking in Young Adults Binge drinking — almost a rite of passage — peaks during the college years. So this begs the question, “Are there specific characteristics associated with high-level binge drinking habits in college students?”
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GBSI Survey of Research Antibody Usage and Validation Practices Shows More Training of Younger Scientists and Efficient Methods of Validation Are Essential A survey published today on research antibody usage and validation practices indicates many junior scientists are not receiving the training they need in the selection, handling, applications and reporting of research antibodies. “The need for improved education and training in research antibody usage and validation practices” by Leonard P. Freedman, PhD, published in BioTechniques, desc
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Working Better Together: Two Materials Defining the Future of High-Speed Electronics Scientists achieved seamless heterojunctions of graphene-boron nitride nanotubes without using conventional semiconductors.
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Keeping Cool with a Black Semiconductor For the first time, scientists saw how black phosphorus nanoribbons conduct heat two times more in the zigzag direction than in another direction. Layered, crystalline black phosphorus could lead to microchips that let heat flow away and keeps electrons moving.
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IBS Researchers Use Zeolites as Template to Synthesize Graphene-Like Carbon Structures Graphene, an allotrope of carbon, discovered more than a decade ago has led to myriad research that seeks to unlock its vast potential. Zeolites, commonly used microporous solid catalysts in the…
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Cedars-Sinai Researcher Receives $2.8 Million NIH Grant to Advance Research on Nanomedicine for Cancer Treatment Julia Ljubimova, MD, PhD, director of the Nanomedicine Research Center in the Cedars-Sinai Department of Neurosurgery, has received a $2.8 million federal grant to advance her research of tumor…
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LightPath Teams Up with NIL to Use Carbide-Bonded Graphene Coating Technology for Molding Optics LightPath Technologies, Inc. (“LightPath”, the “Company” or “we”), a leading vertically integrated global manufacturer, distributor and integrator of proprietary optical…
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SEMICON West 2016: MSIG Invites Attendees to Participate in Workshop on MEMS Devices, Sensors and Semiconductors MEMS & Sensors Industry Group® (MSIG) invites attendees to a special half-day workshop on the convergence of MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) devices, sensors, flexible substrates and…
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Geometric Bamboo Pavilion Showcases ‘Green Steel’ and Sustainable Design Is this striking design a harbinger of the future of green construction? The bamboo virtuosos of Vo Trong Nghia Architects are at it again, this time with a new plant-filled pavilion at Sydney’s Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF) which can be viewed now, and has its official opening on July 7. The Vietnamese firm is best known for designing innovative, green structures, many of which use
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Here’s How to Get Your Money Back If You Own a Recalled IKEA Dresser or Chest IKEA has voluntarily recalled multiple product lines of their chests and dressers, including MALM, due to tip-over safety hazards that have been linked to the deaths of three children. You may be eligible for a full or partial refund if you bought your dresser or chest any time through June 2016. Here’s how.If you bought a dresser or chest from this list of affected products pretty much at any poi
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Google Maps Adds Multiple Destination Directions, Timeline Notes to Android Android: Google Maps is finally adding a desperately needed feature. Starting today, you can add multiple destinations to a navigation trip when you get directions on Android.While you’ve been able to look up things like gas stations and grocery stores on your route already, inexplicably you couldn’t navigate to one of those stops, followed by directions home. You’d have to complete one trip, then
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Inside the High-Tech US Army Lab Where Scientists Blow Things Up Alfred Nobel made his fortune by blowing things up. The Swedish scientist and entrepreneur got in on the ground floor of the explosives business, and was the first to make serious coin from military and industrial applications of a new chemical called nitroglycerin. Extremely potent but highly sensitive, nitroglycerin had the power to transform the world. Trouble was, it’s very dangerous. Under th
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Lyft and Hertz are expanding a deal to offer rental cars to drivers Rental car giant Hertz announced this morning that it’s rolling out a partnership with Lyft nationally that will supply Lyft drivers with vehicles that are “rotating out of [the] consumer rental fleet.” The deal is an expansion of a pilot program started last year in Las Vegas; it’s now in Denver as well and will be coming to Los Angeles and San Francisco soon, with more markets to foll
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People in Austin are replacing Uber and Lyft with a parking app In the wake of Uber and Lyft’s departure, some people have turned to things like a rogue Facebook group where potential riders post their pickup and dropoff locations in search of drivers. Others in search of a more reliable replacement in a city known to be the “hardest drinking” city in Texas turned to a service few could predict would be a solution: On-demand parking app Luxe.
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Stephen Hawking intends to map the known universe Back in 1997, a team of leading scientists and cosmologists came together to establish the COSMOS supercomputing center at Cambridge University. Under the auspices of famed physicist Stephen Hawking, this facility and its supercomputer are dedicated to the research of cosmology, astrophysics and particle physics – ultimately, for the purpose of unlocking the deeper mysteries of the universe.
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Chaotic orbit of Comet Halley explained A team of Dutch and Scottish researchers led by Simon Portegies Zwart (Leiden University) has found an explanation for the chaotic behavior of the orbit of Halley’s Comet. The findings are accepted for publication in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
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How a germ catches a virus Bacteriophages – short phages – represent a group of small viruses that infect bacteria and are able to alter or destroy them. That is why their name can be translated as bacteria-eater. In order to infect a bacterium, a phage has to first recognize structures on the bacterial cell wall and adhere to it. Under the leadership of Professor Thilo Stehle, Cengiz Koç and other coworkers of the Collabor
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Wearable technology gets good ratings from plastic surgeons Plastic surgeons see some clear advantages of using Google Glass in the operating room, reports a new survey.
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Researchers create new method for identifying black holes Scientists have developed a faster, more accurate way to assess gravitational wave signals and infer the astronomical sources that made them. Their method directly compares data from the LIGO detectors to cutting-edge numerical simulations of binary black holes.
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Genetically inherited high cholesterol increases long-term risks of coronary heart disease, stroke People who inherit a genetic disorder from one of their parents that results in high cholesterol may be five times more likely to develop coronary heart disease. These patients also may be more likely to have hardening of the arteries, including an accelerated onset of coronary heart disease by up to 30 years.
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Ocean acidification affects predator-prey response Ocean acidification makes it harder for sea snails to escape from their sea star predators, according to a study. The findings suggest that by disturbing predator-prey interactions, ocean acidification could spur cascading consequences for food web systems in shoreline ecosystems.
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Amazon quietly starts selling private-label perishable food products Amazon is now in the business of selling its own perishables, having quietly introduced its first private-label food products over the past few days.
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Video: The Past, Present and Future of Agriculture Globalization and new technologies have given us more control and more power over our food than ever before. What’s next?
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Teenagers on work experience discover new planet A group of teenagers on work experience at Keele University in Staffordshire may have discovered a new planet.
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Oil system developed for greener, more fuel efficient mild hybrid vehicles The concept for a novel oil system has been developed by a researcher at The University of Nottingham as part of a bid to advance greener, more fuel-efficient, mild hybrid technology for vehicles of the future.
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How social media can distort and misinform when communicating science When news breaks – whether the story of a disease outbreak, a terrorist attack or a natural disaster – people increasingly turn to the internet and social media. Individuals use Twitter and Facebook as primary sources for news and information. Social media platforms – including Reddit, Wikipedia and other emerging outlets such as Snapchat – are distinct from traditional broadcast and print media.
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Lionsgate is buying Starz for $4.4 billion Lionsgate announced this morning that it will buy the Starz network for $4.4 billion in cash and stock, reports Deadline. The deal unites the biggest mini-major studio in the country with the second biggest cable network on television, and could mean big things going forward as the merged companies compete with the likes of Netflix and HBO. “The combination of Lionsgate and Starz brings sign
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Sony adds cheaper 4K TVs to its lineup Sony started 2016 by showing off some high-end 4K TVs with HDR, and with the arrival of summer it’s time to see cheaper versions pop up on store shelves. The company says the new 800D, 750D and 700D are entry-level models for its premium XBR line, however only the 800D TVs will ship with HDR-10 support that offers enhanced colors and contrast on things like Ultra HD Blu-ray, Netflix/Amazon streami
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Salty Ceres Contains Hints Of An Earth-Like Oceanic Past Space What other mysteries could this dwarf planet hold? Dwarf planet Ceres just showed its salty side.
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Amazon Prime Day returns for a second round on July 12 As if you needed more of a reason to spend money on Amazon, today the company revealed the return date for Prime Day, an annual event that was kicked off last year. The day-long sale, which is exclusively available to Amazon Prime members, will be returning on July 12. Amazon says that it will have more than 100,000 deals prepared … Continue reading
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Google Maps now lets you plot multiple stops ahead of your trip Google is introducing a couple of useful features to Google Maps on Android today, one of which will undoubtedly be greeted with cheers around the world. Above: Google Maps: Stops While Google Maps already let users add a pit stop to trips while in navigation mode, now they will be able to input their start and end points and add multiple “stop offs” in advance, without beginning navigation. To us
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Björk unveils 3D-printed mask based on her musculoskeletal system Icelandic musician Björk has partnered with designer and researcher Neri Oxman on a mask made up of multiple 3D-printed strands that mimic the underlying structure of her own face (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Protein in, ammonia out Ammonia gas packs quite the smelly punch. In small doses, it’s what makes smelling salts so effective. But high levels of ammonia can be a health hazard and a pollutant. read more
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The Date Has Been Set for Rosetta’s Mission-Ending Crash Into the Comet Rosetta arrived at the comet on August 4, 2014. (Image: ESA/ATG medialab/ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM)Set yourself a reminder for September 30—that’s when the Rosetta spacecraft will make a controlled descent and crash on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. After 12 years in space and nearly two years circling around this dusty, weirdly-shaped comet, this historic mission is finally coming to an
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Brightly-colored 3D printer takes additive manufacturing to school The da Vinci miniMaker is an education-focused 3D printer that’s aimed at encouraging the next generation of designers and engineers to get to grips with additive manufacturing. XYZ Printing has married beginner-friendly features and ease of use with a bright, colorful and fun design… Continue Reading Brightly-colored 3D printer takes additive manufacturing to school Category: 3D Printing
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Those bright blobs again: Study shows Ceres’ spots might have come from within Scientists may have discovered an ideal site for a new salt mining operation, but extracting the abundant resource would require a little travel, as it’s located on Ceres, the largest body in the asteroid belt. Turns out the biggest of the dwarf planet’s mysterious bright spots is thanks to the highest concentration of carbonate minerals found beyond Earth… Continue Reading Those bright blobs
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Add Lemonade to Your Cold Brew for a Summery Caffeine Boost Lemonade mixed with iced tea—known as an “Arnold Palmer”— is perhaps the ultimate in summertime refreshment, but there’s a new lemony caffeinated concoction in town, and you make it with cold brewed coffee.According to David Tamarkin at Epicurious, a 1:1 mixture of lemonade and cold brew is the ticket to a summery beverage that is “Sort of lemony, sort of tea-like, and not distinctly coffee-ish un
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Mike Lee Gives Three Reasons He’s Concerned About Donald Trump, Says He Can List More—Not Something He Couldn’t Get Over Though Asked by NewsmaxTV’s Steve Malzberg why he hadn’t yet endorsed Donald Trump, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) offered three reasons: Trump’s suggestion that “best friend” Ted Cruz’s father was involved in the John F. Kennedy assassination, that Trump’s “made statements that some have identified correctly as religiously intolerant,” and that he’s “wildly unpopular” in Utah, a s
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Nightlife revellers face brunt of violent crime, study suggests People who regularly visit nightclubs are victims of at least three times more violent crime than those who don’t go out, according to research being presented today (June 29).
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Computer game designers create 3D anatomical training tool for anatomists Abertay University computer game designers have helped Aberdeen University anatomists build interactive 3D models of human organs and other body parts that are set to help to train doctors and medical scientists of the future.
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Iceland wants UK to join Nordic alliance of non-EU countries After knocking England out of the European football, Iceland hopes Britain will join a new union after Brexit, shaping a northern “super-triangle” together with Norway. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Nano-structured InGaN LED Yields White Light The holy grail of LED lighting, achieving white light in the most efficient and cost-effective way is a hot topic, both among established manufacturers and in academia.
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How to Use Spotify to Discover New Music When we last compared Spotify, Apple Music, and Google Play Music, we declared Spotify as the winner for users who cared more about music than videos or podcasts. Spotify offers a ton of benefits for a reasonable price, and it’s even cheaper if you opt for the Spotify family subscription. There’s also the free version, which does have ads but isn’t crippled in any way. Which is pretty impressive.
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Craftsman Flex Claw Hammer The Craftsman Flex Claw Hammer is two tools in one. It’s both an 18 oz. hammer for prying out nails and an adjustable pry bar for increased leverage. Newly designed, it offers four claw positions so you can get the exact angle you need. A large striking force, a magnetic nail starter, and the dual material grip gives the Flex Claw Hammer the comfort and features you expect from Craftsman–complete
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LizzyTape Cellphone Sticker Mount Ever wish you could just put your iPhone on your bathroom mirror so you can read while you brush your teeth, or set it on your car dashboard without it falling off? LizzyTape is what you’re looking for. It’s a pad of stick-on “nano-suction” tape that lets you stick your phone onto any non-porous surface and have it stay there. Brett Terpstra loves the thing: In my bathroom there’s a two-foot-tall
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Google, McKinsey and Rocket Internet launch search for Europe’s best In an effort to shed more light onto the European startup scene, Google, McKinsey and Rocket Internet have collaborated to set up a new awards show for startups. It joins The Europas, the European Tech Startups Awards which have been going since 2009, which TechCrunch partners with. The Digital Top 50 Awards will highlight Start-ups and “Scale-ups” from EU and EFTA countries… Read More
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Skagen Connected Hagen Watch Skagen has been making svelte, affordable, slim watches for quite some time, so it should come as no surprise that their foray into the world of wearables is a watch you’ll actually want to wear. At this point the Connected Hagen Watch is only a render, but since it’s based off an existing model we’re […]
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Director of National Intelligence tells US travelers to use a burner phone overseas Watch the news on any given day in 2016 and there will be a segment about unrest in other countries, terrorist attacks, and specific areas being on high alert because intelligence service believe […]
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Building the Future: 10 Projects Rethinking Campus Design at Cornell Founded as a university that aspired to teach and make contributions in all fields of knowledge, Cornell has emerged as a global leader in research and graduate studies. Organized into seven undergraduate colleges and seven graduate divisions, the land grant college centers on its 745-acre main campus in Ithaca, New York. Built with an irregular layout and eclectic architectural styles, the campu
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In Depth: First look at the Galaxy Note 7 front panel ‘confirms’ iris scanner As unlikely as it once seemed an iris scanner has started to seem like a probable feature of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 given the number of leaks and rumors pointing to one, and now we may have got our first actual look at it.An image purportedly showing the front panel of the Note 7, which was obtained by @OnLeaks and shared with Android Authority, shows far more lenses above the screen than you’l
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longo, the modern office environment re-evolution the configuration of ‘longo’ stems from a solid extruded aluminium structure on which cast iron legs attach resulting in endless possibilities to achieve the desired environment, always maintaining a unitary visual concept. The post longo, the modern office environment re-evolution appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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