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How Henry Rollins Escaped the Bleak Existence He Calls “The America” Henry Rollins talks about how fear of winding up starting in The America drove his to his remarkable career.Read More
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Rising from the Ashes: Krakow University Student Creates Vision for the Volcanic Island of Fogo © Adrian Kasperski The 2016 Venice Biennale has highlighted that dealing with natural disasters may become one of the main preoccupations of architecture in the future. But nature has its destructive ways, and volcanic eruptions are among the most extreme case in point. On the Island of Fogo (Cape Verde), the Natural Park Venue designed by OTO – and elected Best Building of the Year 2015 by A
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Airbus, Safran finalize Ariane joint venture Airbus and Safran have finalized the creation of their launch vehicle joint venture. Two companies announced they had closed the deal to create Airbus Safran Launchers (ASL) that will be responsible for the manufacturing of the Ariane 5 and future Ariane 6 vehicles. ASL was already managing that work while their parent companies worked out final terms of the agreement. Under that new deal, Safran
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Orbital Insight raises $20 million to wring actionable intelligence from satellite imagery SAN FRANCISCO — Investor enthusiasm remains strong for companies that provide information drawn from Earth observation satellites, judging by $20 million in new investments for geospatial data company Orbital Insight. Orbital Insight announced June 27 that it raised $15 million in Series B funding from venture capital groups and garnered another $5 million in investment and product development wor
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We’re building Momentum: A new event for New York Last year, just months after the dust had settled from TNW Conference in Amsterdam and its 3,500 attendees, we promised to turn the 2016 edition into a week-long festival for 20,000 coders, founders, and geeks: the first of its kind in Europe. Last month we saw the result: an event that Gary Vaynerchuk stopped mid-keynote to call ‘unbelievable,’ ‘f*cking awesome,’ and ‘the nicest set up to a confe
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Let’s all huddle together for warmth and embrace our Lightning headphone future You know the story by now. Apple is supposedly going to get rid of the headphone jack on its next iPhone and force users to either buy Bluetooth headphones or ones that plug into the Lightning port. There’s going to be a big market for those Lightning headphones, and savvy manufacturers are going to need to start developing their designs, like, now. Today, Cirrus Logic announced a a MFi (Made for
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3 alternatives if you don’t want to enter a password on your Windows machine A reader who wants to remain anonymous doesn’t want to type in his Windows password more than once or twice a day. By default, Windows requires you to prove that you’re you every time you boot or just wake the computer out of sleep mode. There are good reasons for that. You don’t want someone else reading your email or shopping with your Amazon account. But all that typing can get annoying, and
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No decision after hearing for UK man accused of hacking FBI, NASA (credit: blackplans) After two days of evidence, Lauri Love still does not know whether he will be extradited to the United States. In hearings at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, the Judge heard from 15 witnesses for the defence, but none from the prosecution. Lauri Love, 31, of Stradishall, has been accused by the US authorities of hacking into the US Federal Reserve, NASA, the FBI, and the M
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English home’s green-roof ensures seamless continuity with the verdant countryside The house is organized so that the studio and working spaces are separated from the living area, taking up the uphill side of the building. Its main circulation route runs perpendicular to the site slope, with a beautifully designed modernist entrance flanked by a concrete pavilion. A simple open stair run through the rectangular puncture in the roof surface. Related: Old horse stable transformed
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10 Email Problems You Can Solve with Gmail Filters An overflowing inbox is a common problem for everyone. It almost seems like those emails come in at a faster rate than we can take action on them. As with most things in life, it’s best to automate a few tasks than put the burden on yourself. That’s what Gmail’s filters are for. We’ve shown you how to set up filters in Gmail and other email services, and the process is still more or less the same.
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Stanley Happy Hour Shaker and Four Cups Whether you’re camping out, experiencing music or movies in the park, or just in the great outdoors, you can still enjoy freshly shaken cocktails with the Stanley Happy Hour Shaker and Four Cups. This 18/8 stainless steel is exceptionally designed for optimal enjoyment. Naturally BPA-free, it’s dishwasher safe and has a one-piece nesting system for the four double wall steel rocks glasses. The se
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Can You Kazoo? A buzzworthy science activity — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Highway Sounds Might Mask Life-Saving Birdcalls The call of the tufted titmouse conveys important information about the presence of potential predators. But only if other birds can hear it. Karen Hopkin reports. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The golden age of American entrepreneurship  In an otherwise contentious 2016 U.S. presidential election, there will be one issue on which both candidates can agree: Entrepreneurship is good. Entrepreneurs have been embraced by both political parties, along with a wide swath of the American people, who tell pollsters they trust small business more than almost any other institution. However, more businesses closed than opened last year. Read
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Democracy doesn’t work without you | Kgomotso Mokoena | TEDxTableMountain Kgomotso tackles the tricky subject of voting in post-colonial Africa by highlighting its fragility, fragmentation in South Africa. By emphasising the importance of democracy Kgomotso shows us who holds the real power to affect change on a national and therefore societal level. Kgomotso is a lecturer at the University of Johannesburg and CEO SpreadLuv, a non-profit organisation which provides care
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Music transcends | Ambi Subramaniam | TEDxJECollege ambi subramaniam presents his violin skills at TedxJecollege.He is an expert violinist ,mixes classical,jazz, pop on his violin. Ambi subramaniam is a violonist who fuses traditional Indian music with elements of pop, rock and jazz, to create contemporary world music. In addition to creating their own material in English and traditional Indian languages, SubraManiam works with well-known classics
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Ideas make us humans | Ankit Chansoria | TEDxJECollege introduction given by ankit chansoria ,Organizer of TEDxJECollege . he explains how we evolved from monkeys to homo sapiens. intro for TEDxJECollege This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedxFrom: TEDx Talks
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The Future of Spaceflight is entrepreneurial | José Mariano López-Urdiales | TEDxESADE No, this talk is not about science fiction! Indeed, usually we think of the aerospace industry as of a sector out of our reach. Yet in reality though, Space is there, waiting for entrepreneurs to exploit new ideas that can have a major impact in the way we live. Meet José Mariano López-Urdiales, Founder and CEO of Zero 2 Infinity, an acclaimed company for exploring opportunities in the aerospace i
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Discovering the Obvious 101: For Ordinary People | Nesim Erkip | TEDxBilkentUniversity Technology and social media are transforming jobs (as well as our lives). But what is in it for ordinary people? This talk explores today and the future of education in light of developing technologies. It proposes a new, better mode of higher education for the future. Prof. Erkip received his MS and PhD from Stanford University and is a scholar in field of Industrial Engineering. He has been teac
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What if We Build a School For Both Hemishperes of Your Brain? | Rygaudas Guogis | TEDxISM In this TED talk I will be trying to convince YOU that YOU have a right to demand/create education which expands both hemispheres, instead of just one. Rygaudas is a co-founder of The Learning School – an NGO with a mission to help individuals suffering from dependance on schooling and education (mainly pupils, teachers, some principals, government officials at Ministry of Education, etc.). „We do
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Why do we have you apathy to voting? | Sebastian Payne | TEDxOxBridge Currently working for the Financial Times, Seb gives an overview of youth interaction with politics and discusses the causes and possible solutions. Sebastian Payne is digital comment editor of the Financial Times, where he writes primarily about British politics. He has previously worked as online editor and a political journalist for The Spectator magazine, as well as a reporter at Daily Telegra
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The Future of the Past | Paul Durica | TEDxUChicago We’ve all read about history in textbooks, but what if we can be part of it? As a public historian who has created a series of interactive programs across Chicago, Paul brings history literally back to life. Paul Durica is a teacher, writer, and public historian. Since 2008 he has been producing a series of free and interactive public history programs under the name Pocket Guide to Hell. These tal
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Architecture & Design: Renewing the Social Agenda | Patricia Saldaña Natke | TEDxUChicago A Chicago-based architect and designer, Patricia believes that architectural solutions can be, and ought to be, social solutions. In her talk, she emphasizes the importance of community involvement in the design process and shows how such designs have transformed urban areas around the City of Chicago. Patricia Saldaña Natke is President and Design Principal of UrbanWorks, an award winning archite
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MOBOT Foam Roller Water Bottle MOBOT, short for “mobility bottle,” is a combination foam roller and water bottle that will make the rehydration and recovery processes from your daily workouts that much easier. On the inside you’ll find an 18/8 FDA-approved, food-grade stainless steel water bottle capable of supporting your body weight paired with a wide-mouth opening that can easily […]
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Reviewed in Brief: New Excavations in the Valley of the Kings What will future civilizations make of the great American experiment? Here, real-life archaeologist Alter S. Reiss describes a fictional excavation of an all-too-real place—Las Vegas—to wager a guess. “A few years back, I was sitting in a hotel lobby, working on a Harris matrix,” Reiss says of this story’s origin. “Which is a fiddly bit of archaeological book-keeping, and also one o
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The Humane Society Took Secret Video at a Trophy Hunting Convention in Vegas Earlier this year, the Humane Society of the United States took a hidden camera to a trophy hunting convention in Las Vegas hosted by an international nonprofit that is at least nominally dedicated to wildlife conservation.Trophy hunting—where large, rare animals like lions are killed simply to be stuffed and mounted—is a controversial sport. While it outwardly projects the image of a well-managed
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Round up: The best free alternatives to Evernote Free Evernote alternativesThe best free note-taking appsThis week, Evernote’s developers announced that the free note-taking app is undergoing significant changes. Controversially, these include limiting the Basic (free) account tier to just two devices, and raising the prices of Plus and Premium accounts to US$3.99 (about £2.96, AU$5.37) and $7.99 (about £5.93, AU$10.75) per month respectively.Th
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Dissecting Phase Change Memory: Atom by Atom, Bond by Bond The innovative application of a mix of simulation techniques has provided a team at IBM with a unique ability to view the connection between atomic bond type, drift and electrical conductivity in PCM devices. Results overturn some old ideas of band gap expansion.
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Scientific breakthrough may limit damage caused by heart attacks A new discovery of a key control point in controlling the formation of new blood vessels in the heart could lead to new drugs that minimize the damage caused by heart attacks.
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HP sells PCs in a new way as it tries to speed upgrades As the PC upgrade cycle slows down, HP is making a new devices-and-services pitch in an effort to revive sales.  HP’s device-as-a-service program, announced Thursday, gives companies the option of buying PCs, support and services via a monthly charge instead of paying for everything up front. With many businesses waiting five or six years to upgrade PCs, the new plan could push users to refresh
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The Mark Boot Our good friends over at Taylor Stitch have introduced a dependable, rugged and stylish pair of boots – The Mark Boot in Flint Oiled Nubuck. The great looking boots are crafted from flint oiled Nubuck leather which makes them both waterproof and incredibly durable so they are perfectly suited to regular wearing. They have been sanded to perfection, for a used vintage look, and will age beautifully
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Smokeless Indoor Grill The new Smokeless Infrared Indoor Grill by Philips clearly states its claim with its name. Featuring advanced infrared heat technology, the high-tech appliance lets you take outdoor barbecuing indoors without the unpleasant smoke and grease. Its patented design still lets you get grilling sear markings with the aluminum grid, because heat is evenly dispersed and managed through its super effective
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Bruder Expedition Trailer Bruder manufacture revolutionary off road expedition trailers for the modern adventurer. Their EXP-6 Expedition Trailer merges rugged capability with luxury, and features all the comforts of home packed into an off-road capable platform. Its overbuilt chassis is sealed and air-tight preventing water, mud, sand, snow, and grime from making their way in to damage or rust any components, and the adva
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Terrence Malick’s Journey Through Time Is Going to Be Gorgeous and Ridiculous Famed director Terrence Malick has made a documentary that apparently covers the entire life of the universe… in 40 minutes. Warning: This trailer may blow your mind.Read more…
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Ask Sweethome: Will an Electric Sharpener Ruin Your Expensive Chef’s Knife? Each week our editors will answer your most pressing questions. Although we try to cover as much as we can in our reviews and guides, if you’re looking for further advice please write to us at notes@thesweethome.com, and we’ll do our best to point you in the right direction. Should I use an electric sharpener on my expensive chef’s knife? Q: I just purchased the Trizor XV after reading this
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How to Talk to Kids about Shootings and Gun Violence It’s been about a year since we covered “How to Talk To Kids About Terrorism,” and sadly, the topic is still as timely as ever — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Early diagnosis, effective therapy vital for treatment of deadly invasive aspergillosis New therapies are improving care, but early diagnosis remains critical in the effective treatment of invasive, a potentially deadly fungal infection, according to new guidelines.
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Smartphone apps not so smart at helping users avoid or achieve pregnancy You might not want to depend on your smartphone app alone to help you avoid or achieve pregnancy, say the authors of a new study. A review of nearly 100 fertility awareness apps finds that most don’t employ evidence-based methodology.
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How Does Life Come From Randomness? What happens to quantum information inside black holes? Why is the universe so big and uniform? How did life begin on Earth? How does symmetry shape the laws of nature? Quanta Magazine’s In Theory video series (also available on YouTube), featuring David Kaplan, a theoretical particle physicist at Johns Hopkins University and the producer of the award-winning documentary Particle Fever, offers a s
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NRA Complaint Takes Down 38,000 Websites Sarah Jeong, reporting for Motherboard: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 impover
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Drone piloting becomes A-level subject in UK schools British schools will soon start teaching students how to use drones as part of a new Environmental Science A-Level focusing on climate change, wildlife conservation, and energy security. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Vibrating vehicles? Russian driverless car road signs cause jolts of laughter across internet Though driverless cars won’t hit Russian roads for a while yet, designers are planning ahead. They’ve now invented road signs to warn human drivers there are machines at the wheel, and their vehicles are… vibrating? Read Full Article at RT.com
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Sensoria’s smart workout clothes could be literal life-savers Sensoria makes a line of workout gear, including men’s T-shirts and women’s sports bras, that are fitness trackers on their own. The fabrics include electrodes and heart rate monitors, which communicate with Sensoria’s smartphone app via Bluetooth. I’ve tested the sports bra and Sensoria’s Bluetooth socks in the past, and while smart clothes sound cool in theory, they’re expensive and only margi
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Researchers discover powerful defense against free radicals that cause aging, disease Free radicals cause cell damage and death, aging and disease, and scientists have sought new ways to repel them for years. Now, a new study outlines the discovery of a protein that acts as a powerful protectant against free radicals.
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NBC and Samsung to bring 85 hours of virtual reality coverage to the Rio Olympic Games Virtual reality is one of the big breakout trends of 2016. And now sports fans will be able to sample some of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in VR thanks to a tie-up between NBC and Samsung. Kicking off in August, the two-week long event will see millions of people around the world tune in on TV, computers, mobile devices, and now VR headsets. NBC has revealed that the NBC Sports app will work in conj
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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. The finding is important because understanding how insects tolerate changes in temperature is a crucial step in protecting and controlling insects worldwide, say r
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Is there a revolution in headphones coming? As the rumors about the disappearing headphone jack continue to surface, Walt reviews new earphones that still take advantage of this classic technology but adds a new twist. This sparks a new conversation about the powered audio jack and how it benefits existing technology. We love your feedback and suggestions on how to make our show better and more fun — you can tweet at Walt at @waltmossberg
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Stimulate Bacteria to Stop Chromium in Groundwater Scientists at Miami University and DOE’s Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory found that adding a specific nutrient stimulates the bacteria to transform nearby iron that, in turn, reduces the chromium to a much less mobile material.
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Water Gunks Up Biofuels Production From Bio-Oils Scientists discovered that removing the oxygen and water from biomass feedstock forms an impurity that decelerates and significantly disrupts the process.
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A One-Pot Recipe for Making Jet Fuel Isolating an E. coli mutant that tolerates a liquid salt used to break apart plant biomass into sugary polymers could streamline the biofuels production process.
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LA House With 16ft Windows And A Skylight Pulling into the gated driveway leading up to the newly constructed Cajrati Crivelli house in Bel-Air, designed by London-based architect Felicity Bell, the first thing you notice is the sheer vastness of the space around the property. Lush greenery surrounds the house on its 6,053 sq m site. A modernist southern Californian design influence is at play throughout the house. Natural light is center
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If Free Trade is Rape as Trump Says, Then He is Leading the Party of Rape Donald Trump lit into Hillary Clinton this week for her support of NAFTA and other trade deals her husband pushed as president. But whatever headaches he creates for her are minor compared to the migraines he is going to cause his own party. That’s because Hillary had very little to do with these deals and the Republican Party a great deal. Without the GOP’s help, Bill Clinton would never have be
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Feds Return $29,500 They Stole From a Maryland Dairy Farmer When the IRS cleaned out his bank account in 2012, Maryland dairy farmer Randy Sowers told a congressional subcommittee last year, “I was really taken aback by that. I couldn’t believe…they would just come in and take my money with no prior notice.” But such was standard practice in so-called structuring cases, where the government suspected people had deposited money in amounts less
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Media not the scapegoat when it comes to teen sex Parents and society shouldn’t shift the blame for young people’s sexual behavior on what teens supposedly see and read in the media about intimate encounters. So says a researcher who led a thorough systematic analysis of 22 relevant studies on the topic.
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A new tool could dramatically change selfie editing Tech developers are teaching cameras how to record games by having them watch humans — and now a team of researchers from the University of Hong Kong and Adobe are applying the same type of research to post-processing. The group took 1,800 portraits from Flickr and clipped the subject out by hand, while an artificial neural network watched and learned. The result? A software that can automatically
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Google and five telecoms start using 60Tbps undersea cable Cable landing at Minami-boso city, Chiba, Japan (credit: NEC) The Faster Cable System. (credit: NEC) Google and five Asian telecoms have begun using an undersea cable connecting Oregon and Japan. At 60Tbps, “this is the highest-capacity undersea cable ever built,” and Google will have access to 10Tbps of that, the company said in an announcement yesterday. “We’ll use this capa
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How Roundup Ready Soybeans Rocked the Food Economy This 1980s-era “gene gun” fired the shot heard around the world
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It’s Bryan Cranston versus James Franco in new comedy ‘Why Him?’ Bryan Cranston has had enough of James Franco.  The two Oscar nominees face off in a new trailer for the upcoming Christmas comedy Why Him?.  In it, Cranston plays Ned, a grumpy dad coming to grips with his daughter’s (Zoey Deutch) ridiculous Silicon Valley billionaire boyfriend, Laird (Franco). Laird is the literal worst, a bizarro with no social filter and a penchant for terrible tattoos. 
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Sleek Japanese Home Designed to Mimic Tokyo’s Cityscape The Sukima Atelier’s energetic facade conceals a calm, collected interior. There’s something energizing about the excitement and movement of a city—it’s a feeling that Makiko Tsukada Architects hoped to capture in their design for a modern home and art gallery in Tokyo. The Sukima Atlier features a series of visually interconnected spaces—some open, like gardens or public areas, and some closed
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Why Even The C-Suite Might Not Be Safe From Automation Algorithms are already outperforming execs in key C-level tasks at a time when anti-hierarchical headwinds are blowing stronger.In 2013, two University of Oxford professors published a study analyzing 702 different occupations. Of those, they determined that the role of chief executive fell within the 10% they deemed “not computerizable.”Read Full Story
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Scientist’s math formula offers improved yield for flour milling Research by a University of Huddersfield scientist could aid the development of new strains of wheat that yield higher quantities of extra-nutritious flour.
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High global approval for Obama – survey A Pew Research study finds that global ratings for President Obama are generally high and the US is still seen as a leading economic power.
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Why Congo miners fear President Kabila’s guards Congolese miners tell the BBC they are being harassed by members of the presidential guard.
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Messy house? Here’s how to get your baby to clean it. Your baby, while adorable, is also a freeloader who needs to learn the value of hard work.  Put that baby to work doing dishes, raking the lawn, hanging the laundry and performing other tasks you can supervise from the comfort of your couch.  Let this professional dad show you how. It’s Bryan Cranston versus James Franco in new comedy ‘Why Him?’ Justin Bieber covers Taylor Swift’s ‘Trouble’
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An 80 Percent Shot Doesn’t Mean Clinton Is A Sure Thing In this week’s politics chat, we discuss FiveThirtyEight’s general election forecast for 2016, which launched Wednesday and will be updated through Election Day. The transcript below has been lightly edited.David (Firestone, managing editor): After a lot of work, our general election forecast has gone live! But not everyone fully understands what a forecast model is. Some people think it’s a poll
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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 …
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Ignore pro-nuclear spin: CND says scrapping Trident won’t destroy tens of thousands of jobs Any threat to jobs resulting from a decision to scrap Britain’s Trident nuclear weapons system must be seen in its actual context and not through the prism of pro-nuclear spin, the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) claims in a new report. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Far-right BNP disown leaflet blaming Jo Cox for her own murder… for helping ‘terrorists’ The British National Party (BNP) denies distributing leaflets in a West Yorkshire town near the constituency of slain Labour MP Jo Cox that link her murder to her support for “helping Muslims get into this country.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Police arrest 3rd suspect linked to racist attack on Manchester tram (VIDEO) Greater Manchester Police have arrested a third person in connection with an alleged racist attack on a city tram. Video footage of the incident has gone viral and caused outrage across the nation. Read Full Article at RT.com
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LELO Hex Of all the things we’d love to test at GearCulture Towers, these must rank among the most pleasurable — though testing must, of course, be conducted off office hours. Mainly. The LELO Hex has revolutionized safe sex, sporting a smart hexagonal construction which not only affords greater strength, but greater comfort and sensitivity — for both, or all of of the, parties involved.
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Celebrating the Brightest Minds in Lighting Architecture Great building design doesn’t stop at the architecture. As the prestigious Lumen Awards proves year after year, thoughtful lighting of the architecture can also be key in the design’s success. At the 48th annual Lumen Gala in New York City this month, the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) honored 14 projects for excellence in lighting design ranging from houses of worship to civic structures
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A picture is worth: Space required to transport 60 people by car, uber and AV A hilarious remix of a classic image demonstrates that the new high-tech alternatives are not solving every problem.
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Wake adds enterprise team features to its design collaboration app As we increasingly communicate with each other over tools like Slack, GitHub, and HipChat, there’s a growing need for specialization, especially for those who work with lots of moving parts, like designers. Chris Kalani discovered this while working as an early product designer at Facebook, and he went on to create Wake, which is geared toward the visual medium and enables feedback about new produ
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Unproved Stem Cell Clinics Proliferate in the U.S. 570 sites advertise therapies for sports injuries, autism and MS via direct-to-consumer marketing — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Science Academies Blast U.S. Government’s Planned Research-Ethics Reforms Advisory panel recommends scrapping proposed changes to “Common Rule” that governs research involving human subjects — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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New sweet potato could alleviate hunger for “millions” Each year, the World Food Prize Foundation honors individuals who contributed to “improving the quality, quantity, or availability of food throughout the world.” This year’s laureates include a team of three from the International Potato Center and the founder of HarvestPlus. The four researchers are credited with making sweet potatoes more nutritious, which could impact over ten million
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How the UN’s Top Outer Space Boss Will Fight Space Debris Space is a hostile place, swarming with asteroids and flying space junk—an estimated half-a-million pieces of debris are floating in Earth orbit right now. These threats and more are top of mind for Canadian David Kendall, who was recently appointed as head of the United Nations’ space committee. He’s already hard at work. As he told Motherboard by phone, he’s hoping to avoid “a bad day in space.”
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Daneson “Cinnamint No. 7” Toothpicks If you’d told me a few years ago I’d one day be writing about “premium, small-batch toothpicks” I wouldn’t have believed you. And yet, here we are. Daneson’s “Cinnamint No. 7” toothpicks are flavored like cinnamon with a subtle hint of raw mint. They’re made from veneer-quality Northern White Birch wood milled right here in the US, in a sustainable way and using all-natural flavoring ingredients s
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When is an animal a person? Neuroscience tries to set the rules Do chimps deserve legal rights? It’s a question that advances in neuroscience mean we can no longer ignore
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Bradley Element Watch submitted by Everyday Carry As well suited for the visually impaired as it is for everyone else, the Bradley Element watch is a follow-up to and refinement of the original Bradley watch that looks even sleeker. It boasts a redesigned, more rugged case body made of PVD-plated ceramic that’s sculpted with three-dimensional surface elements that define time markers. And to tell the time two magnetize
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Why It’s Going to Be All About Immigration This November After the DAPA Ruling: New at Reason On trade, the two parties are trying to beat each other to the protectionist punch. But on immigration, the Supreme Court’s split DAPA decision will only widen the gap between them making it the single most important wedge issue come November, notes Reason Foundation Senior Analyst Shikha Dalmia. It’s going to be all about that base (Meghan Trainor anyone?) as: Both candidates will use the issue
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Kean University to Acquire Michael Graves Residence After Rejection by Princeton Michael Graves designed building for Graves School of Architecture’s satellite campus in Wenzhou, China. Image © Michael Graves School of Architecture The residence belonging to famed Postmodernist architect Michael Graves will be sold to Kean University, home to the new Michael Graves College for architecture and design, after receiving approval from its board of trustees. Following Graves’s
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DDoS botnets built using Linux malware for embedded devices LizardStresser, the DDoS malware for Linux systems written by the infamous Lizard Squad attacker group, was used over the past year to create over 100 botnets, some built almost exclusively from compromised Internet-of-Things devices. LizardStresser has two components: A client that runs on hacked Linux-based machines and a server used by attackers to control the clients. It can launch several
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How QLED TV could help Samsung finally beat LG’s OLEDs – CNET Samsung is developing TVs based on quantum dot LEDs, pinpricks of light that promise even better picture quality than OLED TVs.
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One of these 5 people could be the UK’s next prime minister LONDON — Former London mayor Boris Johnson has stunned the nation by announcing his withdrawal from the Conservative leadership race after leading the campaign for Britain to leave the European Union.  After losing the Brexit referendum, David Cameron has indicated he will stand down as Conservative Party leader and prime minister. His successor as leader will be elected by Tory party members and
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Federal Criminal Justice Reform May Fail, and Everybody’s Blaming Everybody Else It’s not clear whether lawmakers in both parties are looking to deflect blame or looking to shame other lawmakers into action (or both—those aren’t contradictory goals), but it looks like the Sentencing and Reform Act may be on the ropes. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), told RealClearPolitics that the legislation, which came together with a lot of compromising and has
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Enthusiasm for self-driving cars varies by state, says Volvo Carmakers and tech companies are working aggressively to develop self-driving cars, but do consumers actually want them? While promoters of autonomous vehicles cite potential benefits including increased safety, several recent surveys have indicated that many people aren’t ready to give up the wheel. Attitudes about self-driving cars could in fact vary by region, Volvo says. The Swedish carmaker r
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Square Enix, CNN explore the ethics of human augmentation Has science gone too far? We’ve been hearing it as a meme for years, perhaps most famously whenever Gabe Newell holds up three fingers, but Deus Ex: Mankind Divided publisher Square Enix is interested in asking this question as it relates to human augmentation. To help get a better scientific and ethical consensus and, of course, promote the game, Square Enix has partnered with CNN’s Courageous st
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Today’s Best Deals: Amazon Echo, Nest Thermostat, iPhone Battery Cases Nest’s newest thermostat, refurbished Amazon Echoes, and smart surge protectors lead off Thursday’s best deals.Read more…
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Mighty Mug Stainless Steel Travel Mug We’ve all done it: knocked over a cup of coffee / sodie / water / vodka tonic at work and ruined something important. Along with our entire week. Jayme Smaldone and his Mighty Mug cohorts blew out an important office computer with a spill. But instead of swearing and slamming doors and whining could their mamas please just make bacon mac ‘n’ cheese with Corn Flake topping for dinner about it, they
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America’s Holiest Holiday Nearly Upon Us Bust out your black and gold wreaths and streamers because Prime Day is nearly upon us!What. You don’t know what Prime Day is?What kind of heathen are you? Were you born in a barn? Did your sister dunk your head in the outhouse slop one too many times? How can you, an American, a creature born with an innate love of all things capitalism and consumerism, not know of our most hallowed holiday? The
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Time is short to stop expansion of FBI hacking, senator says Congress is running out of time to stop proposed changes in federal court rules that will expand the FBI’s authority to hack into computers during criminal investigations, a senator said Thursday. The rule changes allowing expanded FBI searches of computers, approved by the Supreme Court in April, go into effect in December unless Congress votes against them, and getting Congress to move in a c
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Murdoch and Dacre… press barons and Britain’s real kingmakers? Media barons Paul Dacre and Rupert Murdoch had a hand in the withdrawal of Michael Gove’s support for fellow Brexiteer Boris Johnson as Tory leader, a leaked email suggests. Read Full Article at RT.com
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British arms exports to Saudi Arabia to get full legal review after High Court ruling Campaigners are bringing the government to justice after a judicial review into British arms exports to Saudi Arabia was given the go ahead by the High Courts of Justice on Thursday. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Icelandic police drag two asylum seekers from church providing sanctuary (VIDEO) Video footage shows Icelandic police dragging two asylum seekers of Middle Eastern origin out of a church in Reykjavik that had provided them sanctuary. According to local media, the two were later deported. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Comment: AppleCare+ to the rescue if you rely on Apple Watch Fitness tracking with the Apple Watch really kicked in for me a few months ago, and now I’m obsessed with filling the Activity rings and improving my health. So when I woke up Tuesday morning and discovered what looked like a small blotch of blue ink under the glass of my Apple Watch, I sort of freaked out. I have a Move streak going and just a few days left before the Perfect Month achievement i
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Intelsat announces private placement to repurchase debt after bank route blocked TOULOUSE, France – Satellite fleet operator Intelsat, stymied in attempts to obtain investment-bank underwriting support for a debt repurchase because of an activist bondholder’s allegations the company had violated debt covenants, on June 30 said it had concluded a private placement of $490 million in debt to finance the repurchase of a portion of three of its bonds. The transaction is designed t
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Micaella Pedros uses heat-shrunk plastic bottles to join furniture Graduate shows 2016: Royal College of Art graduate Micaella Pedros has repurposed discarded plastic bottles into joints that can be used to hold wooden furniture together (+ movie). (more…)
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Wallz Wall Art – For the Artist In Us All In 2014, living in Copenhagen with his wife and two kids, Troels Fonsboel had a lightbulb moment and launched his initial campaign to raise money for a new wall art company, Wallz. Turns out his campaign to attract financial backers on Kickstart was inspired: “I never expected such a success but I am forever grateful being able to do what I love – making wall art!” Easy does it “I w
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Amazon aims to inspire employees with the three Biospheres it’s building at the new company HQ Does the view outside your office windows leave plenty to be desired? Do you gaze out onto a landfill site while at work? Then maybe you should try to get a job at the new offices Amazon is building in downtown Seatle that will look out onto three 100-foot-tall glass…
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DJI and Measure team up to tackle commercial drone space Drones are becoming more commonplace in everyday life, but aside from private and military application of drones, commercial enterprises are also increasing their use of the technology. Recognizing that this is the perfect opportunity to corner a growing market, drone maker DJI and Measure, which is pegged as the nation’s leading operator of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have announced a … Conti
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A Nobel view on scientific leadership Brian Schmidt offers gems of advice to aspiring leaders
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Half Of North America’s Electricity Will Be Emissions-Free By 2025 Environment U.S., Canada, and Mexico agree on terms to mitigate climate change Renewables, nuclear and carbon capture and storage technology will be on the table to help North Americans meet their goal of 50 percent clean, emissions-free energy by…
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Erasing unpleasant memories with a genetic switch Dementia, accidents, or traumatic events can make us lose the memories formed before the injury or the onset of the disease. Researchers have now shown that some memories can also be erased when one particular gene is switched off.
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Weight-loss technologies train the brain to resist temptation Can a computer game train your brain to resist sweets? The game is designed to improve a person’s “inhibitory control,” the part of the brain that stops you from giving into unhealthy cravings — even when the smell of French fries is practically begging you to step inside a fast food restaurant. Researchers are testing whether a new smartphone app and computer game can change behaviors.
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World Summit on Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine Research Conference: 28 Nov 2016 – 30 Nov 2016, Dubai, UAE, United Arab Emirates.
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Role played by solvents at extreme pressure Researchers investigated the behavior of the small molecule TMAO in water from normal conditions up to ten kilobars. Experiment and simulation showed that some bands in the infrared spectrum shift to higher frequencies at high pressure and also change their shape due to a change in the hydrogen bond network. Such findings open up the prospect of helping to understand how organisms have adapted at
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How will genomics enter day-to-day medicine? A quiet transformation has been brewing in medicine, as large-scale DNA results become increasingly available to patients and healthcare providers. Amid a cascade of data, physicians, counselors and families are sorting out how to better understand and use this information in making health care decisions.
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Iran sacks bank chiefs amid uproar over high salaries The chief executives of four public banks in Iran have been sacked amid widespread criticism of their salaries, the state-run Irna news agency reports.
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Tiny House on Wheels Goes Big on Windows All of the windows Here’s another cute—and mobile!—tiny home that doesn’t feel tiny at all, and, in fact, feels downright spacious. It comes from Walden Studio in the Netherlands, where the mobile tiny homes movement has recently been gaining traction. This 17-square-meter (or 182-square-foot), minimalist tiny house is mounted on a trailer for Marjolein Jonker, a self-proclaimed tiny house “
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Google Play’s new ‘Early Access’ section offers a sneak peek at unreleased apps Android makes it pretty easy for developers to give out early access to apps they’re still trying to perfect.But finding them usually relies on word of mouth or stumbling across the app while perusing the Play Store. Google is going to put them up front now, with a dedicated section called Early Access Apps. You may or may not see it quite yet. It wasn’t active on my Galaxy S7 Edge, but did appe
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Shape-changing ‘smart’ material: Heat, light stimulate self-assembly Researchers have developed a unique, multifunctional smart material that can change shape from heat or light and assemble and disassemble itself. This is the first time researchers have been able to combine several smart abilities, including shape memory behavior, light-activated movement and self-healing behavior, into one material.
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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 into the economy within the next five to ten years. Researchers are now developing highly sensitive diamond probes as a basis for novel quantum sensors. These are able to characterize smallest magnetic
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Potential flaws in test for Lyme Disease A new microscopy technique (LM-method) developed to detect Lyme disease is unable to distinguish infected patients from healthy controls, yielding false-positive results that could lead doctors to over-diagnose a patient, according to new research.
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Benefit of art therapy in reducing psychological problems in Syrian refugee children Group art therapy shows promise in reducing a wide range of psychological symptoms commonly experienced by refugee children, according to a pilot study of Syrian refugee children living in Turkey.
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Chaotic orbit of Comet Halley explained Astronomers have found an explanation for the chaotic behavior of the orbit of Halley’s Comet.
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‘Death of winter’: Jet streams cross equator, ‘chaos’ predicted Scientists have observed an “unprecedented” event that could lead to an end of seasons as we know them, after Northern Hemisphere jet streams crossed the equator and linked with others in the south. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Google Wallet vets get $19M more for Index, which helps offline retailers be more like online ones  As companies like Apple, Google and PayPal continue to home in on virtual wallets for consumers who dream of using phones or watches to pay for everything in person without fumbling around for a plastic card or cash; a startup called Index is focusing on how to make the experience better and more connected for the brick-and-mortar retailers selling to them. After opening for business in… Read Mor
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SRAM HQ / Perkins+Will Architects: Perkins+Will Location: United States, Chicago, IL, USA Area: 72000.0 ft2 Project Year: 2015 Photographs: Michelle Litvin Studio Collaborators: Fred Schmidt, Joseph T. Connell, Tim Wolfe, Eric Mersmann From the architect. SRAM Corporation engaged Perkins+Will to design their new headquarters in the vibrant Fulton Market District of Chicago. Initial visioning
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6 Awesome Ways to Find and Share Music Playlists Online music streaming is becoming increasingly popular. Although the likes of Radiohead and Taylor Swift might wish it wasn’t, the industry is now an unstoppable juggernaut that more and more people are making use of. One of the best things about the growth of services like Spotify, Apple Music, and Google Play Music is music sharing and music discovery. You no longer need to sit in front of the
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What to Expect on Amazon’s Prime Day Starting at 12 a.m. Pacific Time (3 a.m. Eastern Time) on July 12, Amazon will once again hold its “Biggest Amazon Event Ever”: Prime Day, a day full of thousands of lightning deals exclusively for new and existing Prime members. Because we’re expecting Amazon to announce a high volume of deals that day, we’re applying the same maniacal level of deal scanning we do all year long to pick out the P
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In depth: Don’t underestimate tablets – one day they’ll take over the world The future is (still) comingThere’s a very good reason why many people think tablets aren’t long for this world: sales are falling. In 2015, technology market analysts IDC said tablet sales would fall by 8%, followed by another drop in 2016 before – perhaps – recovering in 2017. On the face of it that’s bad news, because the tablet market is really only seven or so years old at most. It took PC sa
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Updated: macOS Sierra release date, news and features macOS SierraWith Microsoft’s Windows 10 heating up the PC market, Apple is bringing a free upgrade of its own with the launch of a new version of OS X for Mac packed with new features and improvements.Here’s how macOS will convince you to go all-in on AppleOS X 10.12 was officially revealed and renamed macOS Sierra at the Worldwide Developers Conference(WWDC). As expected, Sierra does much more th
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Watch An Uncrewed Spaceship Burn Up In The Earth’s Atmosphere Space A fiery, beautiful end What goes up must come down in a fiery blaze of glory.
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It’s not easy being green: What colors tell us about galaxy evolution Scientists may have answered why green galaxies are rare in our universe and why their color could reveal a troubled past.
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All signs point to health: Arrows on grocery floors increased the proportion of produce spending Fruit and vegetable availability is often assumed to be a purchase barrier, yet fruit and vegetable availability does not necessarily result in frequent purchases. Rather, in-store marketing of less-healthy foods may be a major influencing factor in consumer spending habits regarding fruits and vegetables. A new study, in which in-store marketing focused attention on fruits and vegetables, resulte
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The irony of awkward: Study shows the effects of problematic media on social withdrawal for young millennials Not all withdrawn individuals are the same, but for emerging adults who do everything they can to avoid social interaction, combining that with things like violent video games or pornography can cause big problems.
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Antidiabetic effects discovered in the appetite hormone CART The appetite hormone CART is regulated by glucose and is found in greater quantity in people with type 2 diabetes, researchers have discovered.
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Expedition to test new technologies for deep sea deposit exploration A research cruise this summer will address the massive technical challenges in exploring for sea-floor mineral deposits. This expedition will take place on board the RRS James Cook, marking a decade of service that has seen this ship travel 218,972 miles in pursuit of science — the equivalent of circumnavigating the globe ten times.
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A Maze of Palatial Icebergs Has Floated Into a Washington, D.C. Museum The new exhibition touches on design, landscape architecture, the life of icebergs and climate change
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Wi-Fi is about to get a lot better, thanks to a new wave of 802.11ac features Multi-gigabyte speeds, direct signals for all devices instead, and 160 megahertz channels are all now part of the 802.11ac standard. That’s according to a release from the Wi-Fi Alliance, the industry group that sets the standards for local wireless networking. You might not realize it, especially if you’ve stuck with whatever router your ISP gave you, but Wi-Fi keeps getting better. The Wi-Fi sta
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Feast on award-winning chefs’ recipes with new app It may be bikini season, but summer also seems to be the best time to celebrate our capacity to consume copious amounts of food. And just in time for your next feast is a new iOS app making its official debut on Thursday. Meet Feast Kitchen, the brainchild of MyFitnessPal founder Jakob Jonck, which promises “unprecedented levels of customizability for a completely streamlined and personalized user
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Your Startup’s First Thousand Decisions Don’t Matter (But These Two Do) My Tinder forerunner got bogged down in choices before it even launched, when we really had just two big decisions to make.The year was 2012 B.T. (Before Tinder). I was building a mobile dating app called “Find Your Lobster ,” which was, to our knowledge, the first mobile app that leveraged Facebook to help you date your friends’ single friends.Read Full Story
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Nigerian city of Lagos shuts ‘noisy’ churches and mosques Some 70 churches, 20 mosques and 10 hotels and pubs are ordered to close in Nigeria’s Lagos state in an attempt to reduce high noise levels.
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Need skills? Corporate volunteering programs not always best place to acquire them Corporate volunteering programs are widely credited by business leaders and volunteers for giving participants valuable work-related skills. A new study suggests there is some truth to these claims, but that skill development is linked to personal characteristics and the nature of the volunteering experience that must include meaningful work that takes volunteers outside their comfort zone
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New study compares transportation energy efficiency of local and conventional food A marketing specialist has compared the transportation efficiencies of the conventional and local fruit and vegetable transportation networks in the Knoxville-area surrounding the University’s flagship campus.
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Sony adds three new series to its 4K TV lineup Sony this week announced a trio of new 4K Ultra HD television series. The XBR-X800D, the XBR-X750D and the XBR-X700D span a variety of sizes and consumer needs but perhaps more importantly, they are all cheaper than the flagships Sony launched earlier this year.
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We Can Finally Stop Demonizing Butter An analysis by Tufts University researchers has failed to find a link between butter consumption and cardiovascular disease. And hallelujah to that—the ongoing hysteria against butter can now finally come to an end.Read more…
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RIT Professors Create New Method for Identifying Black Holes Rochester Institute of Technology professors have developed a faster, more accurate way to assess gravitational wave signals and infer the astronomical sources that made them.
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Epic Games gives out $80,000 with more Unreal Dev Grants Giving out some money is a nice way to say thank you to the community of developers that use your engine — and encourage more studios to use it. Epic Games has given out $80,000 as part of its Unreal Dev Grants program, which rewards indie developers that use the company’s game-making Unreal Engine 4 tools. The money went to six different teams. In total, Epic has now given out $1.3 million throug
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Pokemon GO is the best game EVER: here’s why Today is the first day I’m able to speak in public about my experience with Pokemon GO. It’s been about a week and a half since I first started playing in the Field Test – very similar to the Beta most people were playing (likely identical) – and it’s time to let loose. This game is fantastic. Not in the … Continue reading
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The Next Wearable Technology Could Be Your Skin Technology can be awkward. Our pockets are weighed down with ever-larger smartphones that are a pain to pull out when we’re in a rush. And attempts to make our devices more easily accessible with smartwatches have so far fallen flat. But what if a part of your body could become your computer, with a screen on your arm and maybe even a direct link to your brain? Artificial electronic skin (e-skin)
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Falls in months before surgery are common in adults of all ages Falling up to six months before an elective surgery was common and caused injuries among adults of all ages, according to researchers. Surprisingly, the frequency of falls among middle-aged patients was higher than those who were elderly. The study suggests that falling may be an important indicator of baseline health.
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New effort uses implementation science to reduce mother-to-child HIV transmission An emerging field, known as implementation science, may help reduce the nearly 150,000 instances of mother-to-child HIV transmissions that occur annually around the world, mostly in developing countries. A team of scientists and program managers has been studying a variety of implementation science approaches to prevent mother-to-child transmission.
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Vegan toddler admitted to ICU for malnutrition, parents could face neglect charges Two Italian parents could face criminal charges after their daughter was found to be suffering from malnutrition – and their vegan diet is being blamed. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Flipping a genetic switch erases mouse memories Associative memories can be extremely helpful. Touch the metal handle of a pot boiling water on the stove, for example, and chances are you won’t do it again. But in other cases, associative memories can dramatically affect our development, such as in the case of a war veteran who associates all loud noises with the battlefield. A new technique tested in mice shows promise in turning off associ
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Neutron Stars: Beyond Ordinary Stellar Objects | Arnau Rios Huguet | TEDxSurreyUniversity Delving into the depths of the universe, Dr. Arnau Rios Huguet shows us that we should not be afraid of the unknown, but embrace it and marvel in the pleasure of the unknown. By walking us through recent developments in physics, Arnau shows us the wonders of the universe and highlights that it is anything but ordinary Dr. Arnau Rios Huguet is a STFC Advanced Fellow at the Nuclear Theory Group of t
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Habeas Corpus: When prisoners claim they’ve been wrongfully convicted | Rachel Herd | TEDxWWU Rachel Herd is a Western Washington University alumna with a degree from the College of Business and Economics and a minor in Spanish. Splitting her time between Denver and Santa Fe, Rachel currently works as a judicial clerk for the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, where she supports a federal appellate judge as he decides current legal controversies. Rachel previously spent time in the Department
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Recovering from Concussions: Smile for me Now | Bryant D’Hondt | TEDxWWU In total I have had 15 concussions, I have done the process 6 times and each time I am blown away by the results and what I can learn from something so feared by our society. It is the fear of not knowing that makes the experience that much more traumatic. My hope is to have researchers ask different questions, to someone with a brain injury, defining what it is means nothing but having hope means
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We Need a Sex Positive Revolution! | Roger Libby | TEDxWWU The next revolution will be sex positive as a trigger to actual sexual enthusiasm. A political and economic revolution will fuel the next revolution. The new revolution will focus on fantasies as orchestrators of erotic encounters and relationships. It is time to end the war on sex and create and develop the new revolution. Given the emergence of several micro-communities with progressive lifestyl
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Reinventing Numbers: Foundations for a New Mathematical Language | Lenny Moore | TEDxWWU While conceiving the best way to formulate his language, he researches the physics of waves. His intent is that this language be based in the laws of physics so that, when further explored, the language would reveal unexpected results that, nevertheless, were contiguous with the nature of the universe. His aim is to encompass music, algebra, geometry, and calculus in a single language. He claims t
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Little Bangs in the Laboratory | Sudhir Raniwala | TEDxStXaviersMumbai Dr. Sudhir Raniwala is a professor at the University of Rajasthan and carries out experimental research programs at CERN, the largest particle physics laboratory in the world. Through his talk, he tackles one of the most challenging questions – the origin of the universe. He shows us how the little bangs in the laboratory help us understand the creation of the universe. Dr. Sudhir Raniwala teaches
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Journey around start ups | Sanjay Enishetty | TEDxVNRVJIET Sanjay describes what it takes to start a start up. Idea. Sanjay Enishetty, a Managing Partner of 50K Ventures which is a platform for tech startups to connect with dedicated mentors and is also a great place for investors and experts to find, fund and nurture ground-breaking ideas that will change the world. He is also the co-founder of the 50k Network which is a well knit community of highly suc
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Procrastination explained by a procrastinator | Anna De Schutter | TEDxYouth@LFNY A talk addressing one of our biggest challenges as students— why we procrastinate, and how to overcome the temptation to do so. LFNY TED-Ed Club Student, 11th grade This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedxFrom: TEDx Talks
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Architecture and the Science of the Senses | Stefan Behling | TEDxGoodenoughCollege From Apple to Mars Stefan is a Senior Executive Partner at Foster + Partners and head of Studio 4. He leads the practice’s research into sustainable design and the use of new materials and methods in construction, and established the Material Research Centre (MRC). He is also responsible for the Specialist Modelling Group (SMG), a multi-disciplinary research team who are experts in all aspects of
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Seeing the world without a mind’s eye | Tamara Alireza | TEDxGoodenoughCollege Defining aphantasia Tamara is half Saudi and half Mexican, born in London and raised in Los Angeles. She has many interests, from travel and cooking at Le Cordon Bleu to singing at weddings. With a double masters of neuroscience from UCL and Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris, she is currently finishing her neuroscience PhD at Imperial College London, conducting Parkinson’s disease research. T
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Choosing, the art of a Consumer Society | Julia Dupire | TEDxYouth@LFNY A talk analyzing how we can weigh the results of the choices we make in our everyday lives. LFNY TED-Ed Club Student, 12th grade This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedxFrom: TEDx Talks
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Start Before You’re Ready | Matthew Encina | TEDxCSULB How do you spend less time debating, have more time for creating, and grow exponentially in your career? Creative Director, Matthew Encina, shares his story of how a challenge he felt he wasn’t ready for, had turned into one of the most successful projects of his career: the groundbreaking interactive music video “Ink” for Coldplay. Matthew Encina is an award-winning creative director and content
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Tomorrow’s World | Iain Gordon | TEDxSurreyUniversity In the space of 3 generations, the changes in the way we live and work have altered dramatically. Lifestyle was a description of health. It is now a description of how you live your life. In his funny and informative talk, Iain explains how technology has drastically changed our lifestyles by walking us through the past, present and future of smart tech in the home. Iain Gordon has been working wi
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The Nature of Violence | Jeffrey A. Lockwood | TEDxCheyenne Learn how Dr. Lockwood relates his story of working with breathtakingly violent Australian insects to the often heartbreaking and violent acts of humankind Jeffrey Lockwood earned a Ph.D. in entomology from Louisiana State University. He worked for 15 years as an insect ecologist at the University of Wyoming, publishing more than 100 scientific papers and pioneering a method of IPM for rangeland g
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Connecting with the Future | Silvi Beatriz Ciccarelli Mercier | TEDxStrijp We live in a digital world. So how can an English teacher use technology to connect education to her students’ talents and futures? For the past seven years and counting, Mrs.Mercier has been assailed daily by both the strains and the delights of teaching. In this time her role has come to encompass being an English language acquisition teacher as well as a curriculum developer at the Internationa
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Bioinformatics software developed to predict effect of cancer-associated mutations A new piece of software has been developed that analyses mutations in proteins. These mutations are potential inducers of diseases, such as cancer. The development is free, easy, versatile and, above all, fast bioinformatics application that is capable of analyzing and combining the information from 40,000 proteins within the space of one minute.
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Paying for the Road to Mars While the world’s focus, understandably, is on the amazing technologies being demonstrated by SpaceX and Blue Origin, it is their financial and strategic plans that may matter most.   Unlike NASA or anyone else in the space industry, SpaceX and Blue Origin have plans to pay for their goals in space.  The idea of major space projects paying for themselves, unfortunately, is just as unprecedented as
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Article Seno Dining Table The appeal of Article’s Seno Dining Table is as much about its design as it is the process that gets it into your hands. Typically, getting a product from the manufacturer to your doorstep means that multiple players in between take a cut of the sales price, including the retailer, salesperson, wholesaler, and export agent, to name a few. Article instead vets world-renowned designers and gets thei
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“Design is always political” says What Design Can Do founder Dezeen promotion: designers can engage with social and political problems that are sometimes too big for governments to tackle, says Richard van der Laken, founder of annual social design conference What Design Can Do (+ interview). (more…)
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This chatbot appeals parking tickets and wins 60 percent of the time Joshua Browder, a 19-year-old British student at Stanford University, has created a chatbot (DoNotPay.co.uk) that successfully challenged parking tickets in London and New York City. The chat interface asks a few basic questions and then auto-generates a legal appeal for a parking ticket (it can also make a claim for compensation regarding delayed flights). Alternatively, a simple Web form is a
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We’re looking for an Outdoors Editorial Assistant We’re looking for an outdoors enthusiast with editorial, photographic, or video experience to join our LA team as a part-time editorial assistant and help expand our coverage of outdoor gear for camping, hiking, backpacking, and more. For more details, check out the full listing.
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Get Free Stuff All Year Long With This List of Marketing Holidays You won’t get time off for Root Beer Float Day, but it’s still a day worth celebrating. Money has put together a list of marketing holidays, along with all the freebies you can score on those days.For example, National Root Beer Float Day is celebrated on August 6th, and A&W typically gives away a free float—this year is no exception. Some deals might not be announced until the week of, and so
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Thinking ‘I can do better’ really can improve performance, study finds Telling yourself ‘I can do better,’ can make you do better at a given task, a study has found. Over 44,000 people took part in an experiment to discover what motivational techniques really worked. The researchers tested which physiological skills would help people improve their scores in an online game.
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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 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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10 handy new iOS 10 tips and tricks to try out The latest update to Apple’s mobile platform is a little bit special. You’ll find countless new features, app updates, fresh functionality, tweaks, and tricks to help you refine your experience on the iPhone or iPad. Even if you’re familiar with iOS, it’s going take you some time to feel your way through all these improvements and unlock all the hidden gems, so we’re here to help with some handy i
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Researchers discover first sleeper goby cavefish in Western Hemisphere Researchers have described a new genus and species of cavefish from Mexico – the Oaxaca Cave Sleeper. It has not been collected or seen in more than 20 years and lives in a cave system threatened by damming. Less than 0.5 percent of all fish species are cave-adapted and most of them are endangered because their cave habitats are limited and vulnerable to environmental threats.
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Judge orders Twitter troll who threatened US senators to delete his account… literally A Virginia judge just ordered Kyler Schmitz, an Uber driver from the same state, to “not tweet at all for any reason to anyone” after a series of threatening tweets to at least two US senators. According to court documents, Schmitz — upset about the Orlando shootings — threatened to shoot Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO). The (now deleted) tweet read: @RoyBlunt I’m going to shoot you in the head for allow
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Zika Sex Research Begins Despite Congress Funding Impasse It could take years to learn how long infected men can sexually transmit the virus  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Boost needed to keep world below 2°C or 1.5°C: Study The latest comprehensive analysis of national plans to address climate change after 2020 shows the world will not reach its target of keeping warming to below 2C off pre-industrial levels. read more
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Optical aberrations help detect atomic-scale magnetism New electron microscopy technique could be used to study the behaviour of magnetic domains in hard drives.
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Be a human beach burrito with this stunning tortilla towel Admit it: being a burrito sounds pretty great. Imagine all the cozy naps you could take. Thanks to this tortilla towel, created by Mary Dauterman, Sarah Lloyd and I-Ping Chiang of &friends, that dream can become a reality. Take it to the beach, or out to your lawn, or just stay inside your house. Roll yourself inside its absorbent folds. Close your eyes. You’ve made it. You are the burrit
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Radiography of drought periods in Spain from the last 318 years The Mediterranean Basin has been witness to increased droughts for at least five decades, but has this always been the case? A research team has been successful in reconstructing, for the first time, the droughts from 1694 to 2012 based on the precipitation index and the study of tree growth rings. According to the study, the twelve months leading up to July 2012 were the driest.
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New research may help to develop effective pain killers If you have ever chopped chilies and then accidentally touched your eyes you will be familiar with the burning sensation that this causes. However, the substance responsible for this sensation can also have beneficial effects. Unfortunately, it often causes side effects such as a strong burning sensation. Researchers have now identified another substance that could be just as effective at combatin
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Connecticut cops use Tasers more against Hispanics & blacks – report Police in Connecticut are using Tasers more often on unarmed men and minorities, a new report shows from the first US state to require all police departments to disclose the use of electric stun guns. Read Full Article at RT.com
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6 Surprising Ways Your Data Is Being Collected If you pay any attention to tech or security news, you know that your data is being collected. Your internet service provider (ISP) is probably collecting your data, online retailers are collecting a huge amount of information, and the NSA and GCHQ have eyes everywhere. But there are still a few kinds of data collection that you might be surprised to hear about. Here are a few examples that might
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Lyft update will finally let you change your location after you request a ride Lyft is updating its app with a feature that will make pickups a lot easier. The ridesharing app will now allow riders to move their pickup pins after a ride has been requested. Previously, pins were locked in place following a ride request. SEE ALSO: Amazon’s Alexa now lets you order a ride from Lyft The update, rolling out to the Lyft app now, allows riders to shift their pin within a one-block
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Brexit Shows Why the US Income Tax Is So Bad A A Tags Taxes and SpendingU.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryHome | Feed | Blog.rssBrexit Shows Why the US Income Tax Is So Bad 0 Views 06/30/2016Following the success of the vote for Britain to withdraw from the European Union, many Americans renewed talk of the possibility of American states seceding from the United States. When we consider the size and wealth of some American states, especially th
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Dyneema Expedition Duffel Bag Hyperlite’s duffel bag has a 140L capacity and is nearly indestructible yet it weighs just 2.61lb, thanks to military-grade Dyneema fiber. It also has waterproof zippers, a foam-padded bottom, removable handle attachment and shoulder strap and two daisy chains. Hat Tip Link Price: $525 More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Tepui Expedition Series Gear BagsMatador Droplet Wet BagFreestyle BivyP
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Hybrid Cloud: Key to Evolving Business (Infographic) Intelligent hybrid environments ensure the optimal mix of on- and off-premises resources.
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Similarities found in bee and mammal social organization New research shows similarities in the social organisation of bees and mammals, and provides insight into the genetics of social behavior for other animals. These findings, published in PLOS Computational Biology, use sociogenomics – a field that explores the relationship between social behaviour and the genome – to show strong similarities in socially genetic circuits common in honey bees and mam
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Scientists discover maleness gene in malaria mosquitoes Scientists, led by Dr Jaroslaw Krzywinski, Head of the Vector Molecular Biology group at The Pirbright Institute have isolated a gene, which determines maleness in the species of mosquito that is responsible for transmitting malaria. The research, published in the journal Science, describes identification and characterisation of a gene, named Yob by the authors, which is the master regulator of th
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The Internet Archive’s Retro Game Collection Now Emulates Terrible CRT Monitors Internet historians, crackers, and archivists have done a great job saving important computer games and programs from the early days: You can play thousands of games from the 70s and 80s on the Internet Archive right within your browser. But something is always just a little bit off: The games look too good.Finally, someone has figured out how to make old games look bad again by creating an in-bro
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What Is a ‘Stealth Black Hole,’ and Should We Worry One Will Gobble Us Up? Image: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Univ. of Alberta/B.Tetarenko et al; Optical: NASA/STScI; Radio: NSF/NRAO/VLA/Curtin Univ./J. Miller-JonesThis week, scientists announced they’d found what’s been called a “stealth black hole” lurking in Milky Way, which seems to be slowly munching away at its companion star. Their research suggests our galaxy could be peppered with black holes we didn’t know about before, li
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Survival Belt It might look like a normal belt, but if you find yourself out in the wilderness and short on supplies, the Survival Belt will do far more than your average…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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The game that makes Kinect worthwhile: ‘Fru’ When Microsoft announced it would start selling the Xbox One without the motion-sensing Kinect peripheral in June 2014, Mattia Traverso and his team at Through Games were shocked. They were in the middle of developing a Kinect-exclusive title, Fru, a platformer that used players’ silhouettes to uncover hidden ledges and outlets in a Mario-inspired world. The Kinect wasn’t off to a roaring start to
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Eagle-mounted 360 camera offers stunning bird’s-eye view of Scottish highlands – CNET If you’ve ever wanted a bird’s eye view of the Scottish highlands, wish no more.
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Gary Johnson Beating Trump Among African-Americans, Neck-and-Neck Among Millennials, in New Battleground State Poll A newly released poll by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, done for a couple of Democratic Party-associated operations, covered nine battleground states and has some encouraging and/or just interesting results for Libertarian Gary Johnson. The survey was of 2700 likely voters and conducted from June 11-20. Across those nine states (Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, New Hampshire,
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Land Shark Sculpture Shark Week might excite, amaze, and terrify for 7 days, but the Land Shark lawn ornament will do it all. year. long. Tucson Artist Chris Crooks smiths his Great Whites of the back yard by hand from 16-gauge cold rolled steel. He then ages them with a bright rust patina so they look less like sharks underwater, and more like sharks bathed in the setting sun as they surface to eat you. Lawn Sharks c
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Change.org Dives Into Crowdfunding The site, which just surpassed 150 million users, wants to build a platform for social change that extends beyond petitions.Since Change.org began focusing on viral petitions in 2011, one of the criticisms it has received has been that it facilitates “slacktivism,” a breed of lightweight, passive action that passes for real engagement. And for about just as long, Change.org’s founder and
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Scientists Observe First Signs of Healing in the Antarctic Ozone Layer New research has identified clear signs that the hole in the Antarctic ozone layer is beginning to close.
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Marijuana Shown to Protect Brain Cells From Alzheimer’s Image: AP Photo/Eric RisbergA new study suggests that compounds found in marijuana can stave off the brain damaging effects of Alzheimer’s disease. It’s a promising discovery, but claims that pot can prevent this age-related brain disorder are premature. Put the pipe away, man.Researchers from the Salk Institute have shown that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other compounds found in marijuana can
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Snapkeys launches QWERTY keyboard for round Android Wear smartwatches – CNET Furiously peck out messages and emails on your smartwatch with Snapkeys’ digital keyboard.
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‘Where’s Trump?’ Naked raving man in Times Square NYC livestream (VIDEO) Broadway was upstaged by a naked man strutting his stuff atop a ticket booth in New York City’s Times Square, with police becoming unlikely extras in his revealing performance as they attempted to bring him down in front of a crowd. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Refugee crisis ‘decisive’ for Brexit, will break EU apart – Austrian FM The ongoing refugee crisis played a crucial role in the outcome of the British referendum on the EU membership and could further lead to the collapse of the bloc, Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Biomedical researchers lax about validating antibodies for experiments Failure to test common research component could undermine reproducibility of results.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20192
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Zebrafish reveal the ups and downs of vision Researchers have shed light on how we perceive and recognize specific visual stimuli.
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Timahawk Ultimate Survival Tool Designed by industry expert and survival product guru Tim Ralston, the Timahawk is a survival tool with more functions than we can think of uses. The Timahawk is made with 4130 pre-hardened steel with a heat-treated axe head, hard custom plastic handles, hardened stainless bolts, and features a 6” axe blade, 2” adze hammer head […]
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Top Clinton aide was “frustrated” with her boss’ e-mail practices Huma Abedin with Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail in 2008. Abedin was grilled about Clinton’s e-mail proclivities by a Judicial Watch attorney this week. (credit: Julie Vasquez) We already knew that Hillary Clinton’s e-mail and mobile device issues were likely a pain for State Department employees—and even some foreign governments. But new testimony recorded on Tuesday by one of Clinton’s
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Uber to start watching its drivers more closely Uber is introducing a new driver-monitoring feature sure to arouse mixed feelings among its drivers, according to the Wall Street Journal. Most drivers probably will welcome additional information about customer ratings, but at the same time may feel they’re being monitored too closely. There will be at least two sets of cities involved in testing new driver monitoring systems. In each case, the d
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Modular mechanical keyboard switches could let users mix and match keys Mechanical keyboards have seen a massive increase in popularity in recent years, especially among PC enthusiasts who demand perfection from every aspect of their build. Now, Chinese manufacturer Kaihua is preparing a way for customers to take even greater control. The company is creating modular switches that would allow users to change the switch type of individual keys, according to a report fro
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‘The Bunker’ explores one man’s isolated life after a nuclear apocalypse The nuclear apocalypse has been covered in countless video games and films, with perhaps the most famous example being the mutant-filled world of the Fallout series. But while Bethesda’s take on the end of the world is filled with danger and mystery, it largely ignores one aspect that will almost certainly play a role in the (hopefully not) inevitable doomsday: loneliness. The Bunker, a live-actio
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This Flight Case Toolbox and DIY Workstation Is Portable and Saves Space Trying to DIY in a small space is always tricky, but this combination workbench and toolbox from Instructables user Robb can help. Made from an old flight case, it’s portable, small enough to stash in a corner, and folds out onto a bench you can actually work at, with all your tools within reach.http://lifehacker.com/how-can-i-diy-…If you want to use the case as a workstation, you’ll probably wa
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This Massive K’NEX Ball Machine Is Bigger Than My Apartment As a kid, did you ever stop to wonder what you could build with K’NEX if you just kept playing with the toy for the next three years? Here’s the answer: a massive ball machine nicknamed the Citadel that fills an entire corner of a room and is made from more K’NEX than all the kids in your neighborhood have put together.Check out Shadowman39’s Flickr page for detailed shots of this creation, or jus
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Bon Jovi’s ‘You Give Love A Bad Name’ gets a vintage blues remake The No. 1 track on Barney Stinson’s “Get Psyched” mix on How I Met Your Mother is getting a passion-filled, vintage blues remake. Holland’s Jennie Lena made her international Postmodern Jukebox debut, covering Bon Jovi’s hit song, “You Give Love A Bad Name.” It’s so good, a podium gets kicked down. Alligator spotted scaling a barbed wire fence at Florida golf course Be a
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IDG Contributor Network: Why your company will buy a Microsoft Surface all-in-one soon There’s not much to go on here, but a report in Digitimes suggested today that Microsoft is working on an all-in-one (AIO) desktop (think an iMac running Windows 10) to compliment their tablet and what many believe will be a Surface phone debuting soon.The report says Microsoft has started looking into “upstream suppliers” and that the model will debut in the third quarter of 2016. The
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Do Insects Have Consciousness? A new theory has scientists buzzing
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Obama: Istanbul Attack Shows How Little ISIS Has to Offer The Turkish government says it has compelling evidence that the terrorist attack on the Istanbul international airport was organized by the Islamic State (ISIS). An anonymous source within the Turkish government claims the three men involved in the attack were from Russia, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan and entered the country from Syria last month, along with the suicide vests and bombs they used in
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US Air Force base put on lockdown due to drill confusion A lockdown has been lifted at Andrews Air Force base, which is home to the US president’s aircraft, and has been found to be a ‘misunderstanding’.
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Russia’s Putin lifts ban on charter holidays to Turkey Russian President Vladimir Putin lifts curbs on Russian tour firms selling holidays in Turkey, as a row over the downing of a Russian jet is settled.
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A Growing Threat to Lions: Illegal Trade in Their Bones We’ve made progress against trophy hunting since Cecil the lion was killed a year ago, but the big cats still face much worse threats — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Event: Eid Festival 2016 Event Date: Jul 9, 2016; Event City: London, GB For those unaware of what it is, Eid is the celebration of the end of Ramadan; it is the end of the fasting month.Though not strictly architectural, I think we can all agree that celebrating diversity and integrating cultures is more important now than ever! Why not join in on the 9th July, and enjoy this event, full of love, happiness and food in Tr
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MRI technique induces strong, enduring visual association Volunteers in a brain science experiment learned associations between patterns and color such that when shown the patterns later, they were still biased to perceive the color even if it wasn’t really there.
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Don’t be blue; Cree introduces warm LED street lights The warmer color and better light quality will let you sleep at night.
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‘Failed leadership at multiple levels’: US sailors were unprepared for capture by Iran – report Nine US Navy sailors are facing discipline after a report concluded that multiple mistakes were made by the crew and their superiors leading up to and during their capture by Iran, according to investigators. Read Full Article at RT.com
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A pilot’s dozen: British Airways adds 12th A380 to its fleet – CNET The last A380 in BA’s original Airbus order, the giant airliner arrived last week at London’s Heathrow airport. We learned how the engines are replaced.
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11 Quick Fixes for Common Mac Problems and Quirks The Mac experience is smooth, but the platform isn’t 100% free of problems. You’re bound to come across some — audio glitches, booting issues, file transfer woes, iCloud sync problems, overheating — sooner or later. Today we’ll focus on some common annoying issues and quirks that many users, especially Mac newbies, report. The good news is that you can fix them fast from a single location: System
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Study: To Calm Food Allergies, Get Better Gut Bacteria via Fiber Australian researchers have found that fiber can help lessen the reaction to food allergies, and even cure a person of them.  Read More
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“Drone Boy” who made flying flamethrower now charged with child porn A still from a YouTube video of Austin Haughwout’s drone, armed with a handgun. (credit: Austin Haughwout) Austin Haughwout thought he’d be facing a legal showdown with the Federal Aviation Administration over his armed drone, but now he’s got bigger legal problems. The 19-year-old Connecticut man was arrested yesterday on child pornography charges. He also faces charges of enticing a minor an
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Researchers identify calorie-burning pathway in fat cells Investigators have identified a natural molecular pathway that enables cells to burn off calories as heat rather than store them as fat. This raises the possibility of a new approach to treating and preventing obesity, diabetes, and other obesity-linked metabolic disorders including cancer.
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Fast fluency: Can we identify quick language learners? Ever wonder why some people seem to learn new languages faster? The secret might lie in the brain activity they generate while relaxing.
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New experimental system sheds light on how memory loss may occur Spatial memory decays when the entorhinal cortex is not functioning properly, a new mouse model shows. The study, say the authors, provides new information about how dysfunction of this circuit may contribute to memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease.
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China’s One Belt One Road is an attempt to physically and economically unify Europe and Asia and $890 billion in deals are a start There are 900 deals under way on China’s One Belt One Road initiative. The deals are worth $890 billion, such as a gas pipeline from the Bay of Bengal through Myanmar to south-west China and a rail link between Beijing and Duisburg, a transport hub in Germany. China says it will invest a cumulative $4 trillion in OBOR countries, though it does not say by when. Its officials tetchily reject compari
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Clever Duplex Offers a Solution to L.A. Housing Shortage Could this double capacity in the City of Angels? In the U.S.’s urban centers, from San Francisco to New York and many places in between, a scarcity of quality affordable housing is the issue giving lawmakers—and, especially, citizens—the biggest headaches. So this novel solution for packing twice the punch and doubling capacity on a lot initially designated for a single-family home, is quite wel
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Plumen Launches Colorful Collection of Pendant Lights Add a dose of whimsy to any room Plumen, the London-based company of designer low energy lighting, has teamed up with Croatian designer Jagoda Jurisic to launch the Modern Family collection, a line of adorable energy-efficient pendants for children’s spaces that feature colorful bunting on their cables. The tiny felt flags are handmade in Jurisic’s Berry Bright Factory in Zagreb and are available
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Gene editing could destroy herpes viruses living inside you The CRISPR technique is a new weapon against dormant herpes viruses in the body, which cause cold sores and can be implicated in blindness and cancer
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Roller-coasting birds soar for months and may snooze while aloft With help from mid-ocean air currents, frigatebirds can stay airborne for up to 63 days – and it seems they’re able to snooze while soaring
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The End Game Of Bubble Finance: Political Revolt A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rssTaxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryMoney and BankingThe End Game Of Bubble Finance: Political Revolt 0 Views During Friday’s bloodbath I heard a CNBC anchor lady assuring her (scant) remaining audience that Brexit wasn’t a big sweat. That’s because it is purportedly a political crisis, not a financial one.Presumably in the rarified canyons of Wall Street, politics d
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PlayStation Slim and Neo may be revealed at Tokyo Games Show When we heard the rumor that Microsoft had not one, but two new consoles to talk about at its E3 2016 keynote, we were skeptical. And yet, on June 13, that’s exactly what happened when Xbox Chief Phil Spencer unveiled both the Xbox One S and Project Scorpio. And while Microsoft used its stage time to talk about new hardware, Sony decided instead to focus on software.But that might be because Sony
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Do-not-do lists are the to-do lists of the future Be honest: How many items on your to-do list are there simply because they’ve always been there? Like checking your email every 30 minutes, or having the weekly check-in meeting with the marketing team, or reading every article in an industry publication. On the other side, consider what activities you wish you had more time for, like reading books, going to the gym, calling loved ones, and so on
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eBay adopts Google’s AMP to speed up its mobile site Ecommerce company eBay today announced that it has started using the Google-led open source Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) technology for more quickly displaying webpages on end users’ mobile devices. Altogether, around 8 million AMP pages are now live. The new AMP-powered product category pages look cleaner than the non-AMP pages. But perhaps more importantly, they show up faster. And eBay will b
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Keep the kids entertained (and quiet) with Kenu’s new travel accessories Kenu, maker of the Stance mini tripod and Airframe car mount, has introduced two new kid-friendly products that should make summer car trips a bit more bearable for the wee ones in the backseat. The Airvue ($50) is a tablet mount that easily attaches to back of a headrest, entertaining backseat passengers who otherwise would be complaining about how much longer before reaching a destination. Using
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Choosing a Sling TV programming package just got a little bit easier June has already been a big month for Sling TV, with the live-TV streaming service adding a host of Viacom-owned channels, coming to the Apple TV, and bringing its updated UI to Roku devices. Apparently that wasn’t enough, as the service is getting another batch of channels beginning Thursday, and that’s not the only news. Since Sling TV introduced its multi-stream service in April, allowing users
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This new model for quantum circuits is like a 5-decker sandwich One of the challenges on the way to realizing the benefits of quantum computing is finding a way to compactly assemble and then precisely control enough quantum bits to deliver on the technology’s enormous processing potential. Researchers at Penn State University said they’ve made a big advance. Quantum bits, or qubits, are the quantum equivalent of the bits used in traditional computing. Whil
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Fix and Forget This Easy Slow Cooker Queso Dip Everybody loves a good queso dip, but when left out on a snack table, it can cool and congeal, which is frankly just unappetizing. The solution? Use a slow cooker, and keep your queso hot and dippable throughout your entire shindig.To make this gooey, cheesy masterpiece, you’ll only need three ingredients: Velveeta, milk, and hot sauce. Now, before you get all snobby about processed cheese, I urge
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Amazon’s Second Annual Prime Day Is July 12: Here’s Everything You Need To Know You probably remember that Amazon invented their own holiday, Prime Day, last summer. You might also recall a whole lot of snarky articles and #PrimeDayFail tweets highlighting the garage sale-like nature of some of the deals. We’re here to tell you that while that reputation wasn’t entirely unwarranted, the second iteration of the event on July 12 is absolutely still worth your attention.http://g
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US Navy criticises sailors captured in Iranian waters Weak leadership, poor judgment and a lack of “warfighting toughness” led to the capture of 10 US sailors by Iran in the Gulf in January, the US Navy says.
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Benghazi Just a Symptom; Interventionism the Disease: New at Reason The real story of the Benghazi report is about interventionism. Bonnie Kristian writes: The real story of the 800-page report that is the result of the Select Committee on Benghazi’s months of investigation is not about what Hillary Clinton knew and when—though, to be sure, the inquiry presents criticisms worth serious consideration given their subject’s perpetual touting of her foreign policy r
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How to stitch photos into a panorama using Adobe Camera Raw One of the caveats of being a photographer is that you may not be equipped with a lens that’s wide enough to capture the scene you want. When such misfortune strikes, all is not lost; you can take several overlapping shots and then merge them into a panorama using Adobe Photoshop’s Camera Raw plug-in, which comes with Photoshop. (For the curious, the steps are nearly identical for creating a pan
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Analysis of Anatomy and Diet Finds Evolution Follows Least Resistant Path Evolution follows the path of least resistance, which can result in suboptimal physical traits that don’t ideally match the functional need, according to a new analysis by University of Arkansas anthropologist Peter Ungar.
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Declutter your life with Lift, the ultimate multi-use bike hook Simple and modern, Lift is a new multi-purpose bike hook that can be used for so much more than hanging your wheels. The smart storage system is strong enough to stow your bike and accessible enough to store everyday items. Its notched wooden dowel makes it easy to hang a bag, jacket or scarf, while the durable powder-coated steel arm does the heavy lifting for bikes or ladders. A CNC-milled balti
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Scientists give quantum computing a big boost with laser beams and microwaves One of the challenges on the way to realizing the benefits of quantum computing is finding a way to compactly assemble and then precisely control enough quantum bits to deliver on the technology’s enormous processing potential. Researchers at Penn State University said they’ve made a big advance. Quantum bits, or qubits, are the quantum equivalent of the bits used in traditional computing. Whil
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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. read more
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Pea plants demonstrate ability to ‘gamble’ — a first in plants An international team of scientists from Oxford University, UK, and Tel-Hai College, Israel, has shown that pea plants can demonstrate sensitivity to risk – namely, that they can make adaptive choices that take into account environmental variance, an ability previously unknown outside the animal kingdom. read more
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Turkey’s internet censorship after the Istanbul attack is nothing new Turkey’s practice of censoring the Internet and the social media channels it facilitates is an ongoing issue in the country, one that came to a head once again on Tuesday in the wake of the terrorist bombing attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport SEE ALSO: At least 41 dead in explosions at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport The latest reports put the number of fatalities at 41, with a number of others inju
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De Antonio’s D33 Cruiser is Modest Luxury Afloat In 2012, new Spanish shipwright company De Antonio set out to create motor boats that displayed a simplicity and no-frills approach to their design, but with modern lines and quality components, resulting in a collection of elegant vessels not yet witnessed by the boating community. In the short time since, the Barcelona-based boat builders have carved a name out for […]Visit Man of Many for the f
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Can Oil Palm Plantations and Orangutans Coexist? Companies are partnering with environmental groups to aid the red apes, but results are elusive  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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US Air force claims seven F35s performed well against eight twin-engine F-15Es in mock combat William Redmond, the executive director of the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico has a presentation which claims the F35 is difficult to challenge in their war game tests.During mock combat, seven F-35s reportedly shot down eight twin-engine F-15Es, for no losses of their own — this despite the 2015 revelation that the F-35 is inferior to a single-engine F
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Finnish Design Duo Saana ja Olli’s Gorgeous Cushions and Textiles Finnish Design Duo Saana ja Olli  say they have had:  ” Enough of tacky low quality souvenirs produced on the other side of the world! Our new Turku series is truly local and it depicts the best kept secrets and beautiful spots of Turku, Finland.” Pictured above,  their printed Turku series tea towel is depicted within an in-situ shot of Kuralan Kylämäk –  ‘a village of living history
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Treating autoimmune disease without harming normal immunity With potentially major implications for the future treatment of autoimmunity and related conditions, scientists have found a way to remove the subset of antibody-making cells that cause an autoimmune disease, without harming the rest of the immune system. They studied an autoimmune disease called pemphigus vulgaris, a condition in which a patient’s own immune cells attack a protein called desmogle
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With iOS 10, ‘Hey Siri’ intelligently activates on just one nearby device at a time [Video] Apple is bringing some clever intelligence for Siri with iOS 10, in addition to the publicly-announced features like third-party app integration. Thanks to a reader tip, we’ve discovered a clever enhancement for Siri on iPhones and iPads running iOS 10. When using ‘Hey Siri’ voice activation in a room with multiple nearby devices, only one device will respond. For example, with iOS 10 installed,
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Fix Minor Scratches in Glass with Toothpaste We’ve discussed how you can use toothpaste to fix minor scratches on your car or the plastic of your headlights, but if you spot stress cracks in your glassware or a pair of reading glasses, toothpaste can fix them right up for you too.http://lifehacker.com/5694247/use-to…The process is pretty simple—first, make sure you have an actual toothpaste. Gel-style toothpastes won’t work for this. You’l
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New Species Of ‘Magical Realist’ Tarantula Attacks With Its Rear End Animals Named after Nobel Prize Winning-author Gabriel García Marquez A new species of tarantula has been discovered in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Maria mountain range in Colombia.
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Intern Fired for Dress Code Petition Is the Case Against Social Justice Education Does a university education really prepare students to succeed in the workplace? The testimony of one recent undergraduate, who was fired from his internship after fomenting organized opposition to the company’s dress code, should give pause. The anonymous millennial wrote to advice blogger Alison Green for guidance. (I am presuming he is male, based on his specific complaints about the dress cod
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3D Printing, Customization, and the Future of Fashion: New at Reason “We are in an extremely individualistic age of fashion,” explains Michelle Finamore, curator of Fashion Arts at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts and co-curator of the current exhibit, #Techstyle. The exhibit showcases and celebrates the fusion of contemporary fashion and technology, a relationship Finamore believes will produce an explosion of personal expression through customization. Wat
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New pigment, a beautiful shade of non-fading blue, discovered by accident Generally speaking, accidents in science experiments are things to be avoided. But every once in awhile, a mistake occurs that doesn’t result in an explosion, and in this case the result was the creation of a stunning new color. In a stroke of genius and luck, Oregon State University (OSU) scientists managed to create a beautiful new shade of blue, which they’ve dubbed “YInMn blue” after the eleme
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Samsung’s new Note 7 screen could curve like the S7 Edge – CNET The latest rumor says Samsung’s next Note phone could ditch its straight sides in favor of two curved sides.
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Chicago gun store raffles a semi-automatic weapon for Orlando attack victims A suburban gun store in Chicago is holding a special raffle to benefit victims of the Orlando night club shooting that left 49 people dead and 53 injured. The prize? An AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, similar to the one gunman Omar Mateen used during the June 12 mass shooting. Tickets are $5 apiece, and the winner will be announced July 31, when the store opens a new gun range and larger showroom. SE
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Harnessing an innate repair mechanism enhances success of retinal transplantation Cell replacement therapies hold promise for many age-related diseases, but efforts to bring treatments to patients have not been very successful — in large part because the newly derived cells can’t integrate efficiently into tissues affected by the ravages of aging. This is poised to change. Researchers have harnessed a naturally occurring anti-inflammatory mechanism that repaired the eye and si
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We Can Finally Stick a Name on iRobot’s Rumored Lawn Mowing Robot Your lawn is a money pit that requires ungodly amounts of water and labor to keep it green and trim. We’ve known for sometime that iRobot, the Roomba company, has been on a mission to put your landscaper out of a job with a robot. Thanks to a trademark filing reported by Robotics Trends, there’s a pretty good chance this lawn chewing beast will be called… “Terra”?Ironically named after the Latin
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Pocket Sized: 15 Best American Made Wallets Celebrating America’s take on the one everyday-carry item you can’t leave home without.
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Link About It: Where to Watch the Fourth of July Fireworks in NYC Patriotism aside, fireworks always fill us with a little bit of childlike wonder. So, despite whether you’re feeling particularly optimistic or pessimistic about the upcoming election and state of the country, purveyors of city knowhow Time Out have…… Continue Reading…
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CIA agent attacked US Embassy guard in Moscow – Russian Foreign Ministry The US uses its media to spread outright lies about Russia, the Russian Foreign Ministry said, dismissing a report by the Washington Post about a ‘US diplomat’ ‘beaten’ by Russian security. In fact, it was a US spy who attacked a Russian police officer. Read Full Article at RT.com
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YouTube Celebs Answer Your Burning and Inappropriate Questions Last weekend at VidCon, we asked a bunch of YouTube stars what it was like to be famous. Here’s what they had to say. The post YouTube Celebs Answer Your Burning and Inappropriate Questions appeared first on WIRED.
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A Tiny Firm Beats Out Giants to Design Obama’s Library Plans for the library don’t exist—at least, not yet. But you can already see the outline of how Obama will shape his legacy. The post A Tiny Firm Beats Out Giants to Design Obama’s Library appeared first on WIRED.
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To-Do List App Showdown: Any.do vs Todoist vs Wunderlist When it comes to to-do list apps, there are a few that stand head and shoulders above the rest. But how do these compare with each other? Anyone who loves to keep organized digital lists will have specific features that make or break their love affair with a to-do list app. Some people will want little more than a stunning user interface. Others will want IFTTT integrations, teamwork features, or
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This App Lets You Manipulate BIG’s Serpentine Pavilion on Your iPad Screen BIG’s unzipped wall for the 2016 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion has been a critic and fan favorite so far this summer. Its simple parametric design has inspired the array of captivating photos and even a virtual model that allows you to adjust the parameters of the structure in your browser window. Now you can play with its design wherever you go, thanks to a new app by Studioclam.Studioclam crea
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Fuel for brain tumors different than thought, could improve treatment options A new study from Newcastle University shows that a common form of cancerous brain tumor uses fats to gain energy and grow, contradicting a long-held theory that glucose consumption is the main culprit. .. Continue Reading Fuel for brain tumors different than thought, could improve treatment options Category: Biology Tags: Tumors Cancer Newcastle University Related Articles: Losing a
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FatBoy Lamzac Original Air-Filled Couch A self-inflating camping chair.
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Military Playing With Elaborate Sandbox To Explore Future Battlefields Military Anticipating where levees will break Fancy sandbox.
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AIA Small Project Award Winners Prove Size Doesn’t Matter Often completed on very tight budgets, these buildings and installations show the beauty of efficient, space-conscious design. Impact isn’t always measured by the stories found in a supertall skyscraper or the square footage of a new museum. The winners of the 13th American Institute of Architects (AIA) Small Projects Award showcase impactful, unique solutions with tight space constraints and ti
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Anyone Can Grow Their Own Food With This Discounted Miracle-Gro AeroGarden Miracle-Gro AeroGarden Ultra, $103You don’t need a yard, or even any gardening skills to grow your own food at home; you just need a Miracle-Gro Aerogarden. This fully-integrated, soil-free indoor garden can grow herbs, vegetables, and salad greens up to five times faster than regular soil, and $103 is the best price we’ve ever seen on the LCD screen-equipped Ultra model.https://www.amazon.com/dp/
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Likelihood of widespread Zika outbreak in United States low High mosquito and human population densities, combined with mosquito breeding conditions, are the central cause for Zika virus.
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Loloz – Cavity-Fighting Lollipops Oh good, now all the Kandi Kids kids can practice responsible oral hygiene when they’re high on Molly at the EDM festivals this summer. Your own little ones might love them some brightly-colored, fruity-flavored Loloz too. Just make sure they don’t fall under the impression that all lollipops–or all candies and sweets in general–have miraculously been blessed with cavity-fighting powers. Even th
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INFOGRAPHIC: Which supplements are backed by science and which are snake-oil It seems like hardly a week goes by where we don’t hear about a new miracle supplement or cure-all vitamin. But sometimes these panaceas are nothing more than modern-day snake oil. Before you start tossing the latest trendy supplement into your grocery bag, check out this infographic, which shows which products are worth your money and which are nothing but hogwash. The larger the circle, the more
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On-demand business models have put some startups on life support Last summer, flower delivery startup BloomThat was in an enviable position.
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How Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party Are ‘against…free speech’ Last week I appeared on Fox Business Network’s Stossel to talk about Hillary Clinton’s long, terrible record on free speech. Here is a briefish excerpt from that appearance: And last night I was on the Fox News program Red Eye w/ Tom Shillue, talking about any number of silly things, but among them (from the 7:30 mark) the awfulness of watching Hillary Clinton pander to a crowd of social media k
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Here Are Two Great Smart Outlet Switch Deals, Including One That Tracks Energy Use Etekcity Smart Wi-Fi Outlet, $23 with code P7WBUFBO | TP-Link Smart Switch, $25Smart outlet switches have exploded in popularity in the years since Belkin released the original WeMo switch, and we’ve spotted great deals on two different alternatives today.Functionally, the $23 Etekcity Smart Wi-Fi Outlet and the $25 TP-Link Smart Switch are pretty similar. They both plug into a standard AC outlet,
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Six Pieces Of Bad Speaking Advice That Just Won’t Die Anxiety, presence, breathing: They’re all real concerns for speakers, but addressing them starts with knowing which “solutions” to avoid.”Nervous about getting up in front of a crowd? Just imagine your audience in their underwear!”Read Full Story
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Are Some Paper Titles “Clickbait”? A new article over at The Winnower looks at the phenomenon of Academic clickbait: articles with positively-framed titles, interesting phrasing, and no wordplay get more attention online. Author Gwilym Lockwood of Nijmegen considered all of the papers published in Frontiers in Psychology in 2013 and 2014. Several “clickbait” characteristics (as Lockwood calls them) of the paper titles wer
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Researchers Spotted Something Very Strange in the Sands of Mars No, it’s not aliens writing messages in the sand. But there is something weird happening on Mars’ surface—and it’s something that hasn’t been seen anywhere else in the universe.Read more…
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The Day After Tomorrow Happened 30,000 Years Ago Toward the end of the last ice age, Earth’s climate was a turbulent beast, warming up and chilling out again every 1,500 years. Research published today in Science links these abrupt temperature swings to changes ocean circulation, filling an important gap in our understanding of past climate change.Read more…
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23% off Segway miniPRO Personal Transporter, Now Shipping – Deal Alert Forget hoverboards. The Segway miniPRO is a smarter, stronger and safer personal transporter, UL 2272 Certified for the highest standards of electrical and fire safety requirements established by Underwriter Laboratories. The miniPRO has large air-filled tires suitable for almost any terrain. Its innovative knee bar makes steering easy and precise, and its powerful lithium-ion battery will take
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The end of lunch is nigh Enjoy your sandwich at your desk while you can; even it may disappear.
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People eat healthier when real-life emojis literally point them to produce (credit: Masahiro Ihara) Nearly everyone knows you’re supposed to eat heaping helpings of fruits and vegetables every day. But that doesn’t mean that people actually follow through. In fact, in updated dietary guidelines released in January, the federal government called out nearly everyone for not eating enough produce (as well as eating way too much sugar). But now, researchers have followed
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The Best Argument for Religious Liberty You’ll See This Week I’ve said before that it’s important to engage with your opponent’s strongest argument (as opposed to the one you find easiest to counter), which is why I was glad to hear from a liberal legal scholar at the Federalist Society last fall. In the spirit of making life easier for those who don’t already agree with me, I wanted to share a beautifully articulated defense of religious liberty, natural
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Resonating Drums Made Out of Graphene Could Lead to Better Sensors A new type of electrically-controlled mechanical resonator could detect ultra-weak signals
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We all need to work together to democratically water this plant named Jeff Finally, your dream of watering someone else’s plant for them can be realized! Redditor tylerjaywood rigged together a water pump that turns on or off depending on the majority vote of Reddit. In accordance with popular vote, a Zebra plant (named Jeff) is either watered or not watered every night. This is 2016. This is exciting. SEE ALSO: 5 house plants that will clean your stale office air To vo
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New insight into the most common genetic cause of ALS, FTD Scientists have discovered a novel function of the C9orf72 protein which is linked to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) — giving a new insight into the most common genetic cause of the degenerative diseases.
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Does discrimination increase drinking? Another negative health outcome linked to discrimination has been uncovered by research: alcohol abuse.
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Turkish imam suspended after ‘pieces of cucumber’ found in his rectum A 39-year-old imam in Turkey has been suspended from his role after doctors reportedly found “pieces of cucumber” in his rectum during a checkup. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Discovery powerful defense against free radicals that cause aging, disease A new University of Michigan study outlines the discovery of a protein that acts as a powerful protectant against free radicals. Ironically, the protein is activated by excessive free radicals. Human mutations of the gene for this protein are previously known to cause a rare, neurodegenerative disease.Lysosomes, which comprise the cell’s recycling center, are crucial for cleaning up injured and dy
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Is Toyota planning flying cars? They just patented an ‘aero car’ fuselage Will the next Toyota Sienna be a flying minivan? Probably not. Still, it seems Toyota is thinking about cars that can take to the sky. A patent filed by Toyota in December, 2014 but published on June 23, 2016 reveals drawings for a shape-morphing fuselage for an aero car. SEE ALSO: This 1952 Buick land-speed record holder can be yours for $195,000 The idea of the aero car is that the vehicle’s wi
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New technology could improve use of small-scale hydropower in developing nations Engineers have created a new computer modeling package that people anywhere in the world could use to assess the potential of a stream for small-scale, ‘run of river’ hydropower, an option to produce electricity that’s of special importance in the developing world.
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Inside ‘Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience’ I’m not smart enough to reprogram the Kobayashi Maru test so I can beat it, but then that was never the point (unless you’re James T. Kirk). Instead, like nearly a dozen other activities in the new Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience opening on July 9 at the Intrepid Air and Space Museum in Manhattan, it’s designed to assess what kind of Starfleet member I might be. SEE ALSO: Star Trek co
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Wirecutter’s best deals: Get a UE Roll Bluetooth speaker for $50 This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer’s guide to the best technology. Read their continuously updated list of deals at TheWirecutter.com. You may have already seen Engadget posting reviews from our friends at The Wirecutter. Now, from time to time, we’ll also be publishing their recommended deals on some of their top picks. Read on, and strike while the iron is hot — some
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The remote controlled Segway miniPRO that will not catch fire Fifteen years after the self-balancing Segway was introduced, Ninebot has introduced the Segway miniPRO, or “miniPRO” for shortMashable’s Chief Correspondent Lance Ulanoff took the miniPRO for a ride around New York.   More details: http://on.mash.to/296DgIj Read more… More about Hoverboard, Minipro, Segway, Tech, and Gadgets
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Treat Your Eyeballs to 75 Years of Marvel Cover Art With This $12 Compendium This 320 page cover art book is the perfect gift for the Marvel fan in your life, even if that person is yourself.Read more…
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Ask Slashdot: What’s Your Preferred Media Streaming Device? New submitter bkr1_2k writes: Way back when, I had a PC dedicated as a media server using MythTV. That died and I didn’t bother building a new one. Consumer electronics caught up and I recently bought an Apple TV (3rd Generation) to use for streaming my media library. I am, unsurprisingly, finding flaws with it. I’m looking for alternative devices that allow me to stream from my media server direc
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U of M Astronomers Help Citizen Scientists Discover Rare Galaxy Cluster Discovery 1.2 billion light years away could provide new clues to how the Universe works
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What Ultra High Speed Penguin Footage Reveals About Pliosaurus How did the pliosaurus, a 45-foot-long underwater prehistoric predator, keep up with its prey? A biomechanics expert finds answers by observing the penguin
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CDC and WHO recommend no unprotected sex for six months after Zika infection If you thought the Zika virus was a serious problem before, now it’s gotten even worse. Health officials are warning couples not to have unprotected sex for six months after a male partner is infected, according to Reuters. If and when Congress ever gets around to adequately funding Zika research does matter. In the meantime, however, related research is proceeding because it just has to, and offi
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Bubble blowing by the numbers Controlled experiments quantify just how fast you have to blow on a soap film to get a bubble to pop out.
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National labs are nurturing clean-energy startups Programs aim to assist scientists in fleshing out their inventions.
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US Navy shows off its R&D wares Shipboard laser and railgun weapons systems and swarming aerial vehicles are among technologies in development.
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The future of astronomy in Hawaii hinges on the Thirty Meter Telescope Unless permits, leases, and access are resolved in a timely manner, the project will move elsewhere.
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Disputed dark-matter result gets put to the test Despite nearly two decades of scrutiny, nobody has yet explained away—or confirmed—DAMA’s claim of detecting the elusive matter.
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Texas law sets off debate about guns at universities Will people ever get used to guns on campus?
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Unmasking the record-setting sulfur hydride superconductor The material’s conventional nature puts the spotlight back on superconductivity mediated by phonons.
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Ocean pressure sensors characterize a slow-slip earthquake The gauges provide the first detailed measurement of centimeter-scale deformation of the seafloor.
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Frustration by design By fabricating magnetic structures into nanoscale arrays, physicists can directly visualize how condensed-matter systems accommodate competing interactions among dipole moments and other degrees of freedom.
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Physics, fracking, fuel, and the future To contend with the challenges of fueling modern society, the physics community must collaborate with other disciplines and remain broadly engaged in research and education on energy.
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Why should physicists study history? Just as physics is not a list of facts about the world, history is not a list of names and dates. It is a way of thinking that can be powerful and illuminating.
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Study finds potential treatment for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease Researchers report in the journal Cell Reports a targeted molecular therapy that dramatically reduces the initial development of Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) in laboratory mouse models of the disease. read more
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Microbes, nitrogen and plant responses to rising atmospheric carbon dioxide Plants can grow faster as atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations increase, but only if they have enough nitrogen or partner with fungi that help them get it, according to new research published this week in Science. read more
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A quick and easy new method to detect Wolbachia bacteria in intact Aedes mosquitoes Aedes aegypti mosquitoes transmit dengue, chikungunya, and zika viruses. A study published in PLOS NTDs reports a new technique that could make one approach to mosquito control–using Wolbachia bacteria that reduce the mosquitos’ ability to transmit viral pathogens–a whole lot easier and cheaper to implement and evaluate. read more
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Study finds that plant growth responses to high carbon dioxide depend on symbiotic fungi Research by an international team of environmental scientists from the United Kingdom, Belgium and United States, including Indiana University, has found that plants that associate with one type of symbiotic fungi grow bigger in response to high levels of carbon dioxide, or CO2, in the atmosphere, but plants that associate with the other major type of symbiotic fungi do not. read more
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A History Of Data In American Politics (Part 3): The 2016 Primaries <divdata-href=”http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/a-history-of-data-in-american-politics-part-3-the-2016-primaries/”class=”tease-podcast js-link podcast-shortcode -horizontal post-119044 fte_features type-fte_features status-publish has-post-thumbnail hentry tag-2016-election tag-fivethirtyeight-podcasts tag-hillary-clinton tag-political-data tag-whats-the-point fte_verticals-po
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This laptop only costs $69 There’s a real laptop that you can order right now for just $69. Yes, the whole laptop. Not just a replacement battery or a charging brick for it. Let’s clarify right off the […]
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Home & Office : Gauntlet Mug 11oz Wizard needs drink badly! Just sitting there, you’re eventually going to have to refuel. Why not do it and celebrate the classics at the same time with this Gauntlet Mug? $12.99
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Tools : Selk’bag Lite 5G Seaport Blue Onesie Sleeping Bag Bringing new meaning to “sleepwear” This version of the wearable sleeping bag is the Lite 5G Seaport Blue Onesie Sleeping Bag. It features removable booties and is lighter than the original. $99.99
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Watch Netflix on Linux with These 4 Tricks A shiny new Linux installation is on your computer, all prepped for hours and hours of free and open source office work. But there’s something wrong. “What happened to putting the fun back into computing?” you may be asking yourself. “If only I could watch Netflix!” Here are four ways you can watch Netflix in Linux, and the benefits and downsides of each method. In Linux, you have the power or cho
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Dorte Mandrup unveils plans for tent-like climate research centre in Greenland Danish studio Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter has revealed its designs for a climate research and visitor centre in Greenland, featuring a tent-like structure and a rooftop platform for observing icebergs (+ slideshow). (more…)
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How Mexico went from telecom laggard to mobile trailblazer  Twenty years ago only one out of 10 people in Mexico had a telephone of any kind. Today, more than 100 million people have cell phones and, more amazingly, more than 70 percent of those are smartphones. To keep up the torrid growth, scrappy competitors are offering smartphones for every budget and plans that let users choose right from their handsets which services they want and how much they… Re
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Tiny Rocket Could One Day Deliver Meds Or Hunt For Cancer In Your Body Health Ready for bubble-propelled blastoff Researchers at the University of Sheffield have developed a 3D printed micro rocket made of silk and propelled by enzymes. The tiny rockets could one day deliver…
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You Can Help Cure Zika At Home Health Drawing on the computing power of the public to crunch numbers faster By connecting personal computers around the globe, the World Community Grid hopes to form a network dedicated to number-crunching Zika research.
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How Frigatebirds Stay In The Air For Months At A Time Animals They don’t like getting wet Endurance, they name is the great frigatebird.
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How to Deal with Frustrating Workplace Bureaucracy Working in a big corporate office can be a blessing and a curse. On one hand, you have tons of resources at your disposal—technical help, creative teams, mentors, a well-stocked supply room, and anything else you need just a purchase order away. But on the other hand, the bureaucracy of a corporate setting can easily put a damper on new ideas and slow down the work you need to get done.This post o
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Behind the Comfort of Naked Underwear: The brand’s name is more than just alluring, it defines the fit and cut especially for men With a name like Naked, it’s easy to have certain expectations of this underwear brand. Alluding to our purest state, Naked does deliver. The cuts utilized in their men’s collection (whether you’re interested in boxers briefs, trunks or briefs…… Continue Reading…
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Rare Viking “death house” discovered in Denmark Silkeborg Museum From the Silkeborg Museum, this is a recreation of the high-status woman’s grave found in a Viking “death house” in Denmark. 8 more images in gallery Construction of a new highway in Hårup, southwest Denmark, has unearthed farms and houses from the Middle Ages, including a rare Viking dødehus or “death house” dated to 950 C.E., packed with gra
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Green Blade banana fiber panels provide a stylish, sustainable alternative to wood This is a green product made thanks to the banana trunk !! Can you imagine? They produce decorative and acoustic panels thanks to it! I can give you the contact: chloe.rabouteau@fibandco.com Established in Martinique, FIBandCO gives a second life
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Smart Home Tech Drives Eco-Friendly Aspen Home Gorgeous! Much like the Australian modern homes we love, this polished abode in Aspen, Colorado has a breezy surprise in the back. With walls of pocket doors, the rear living room seems to expand in size when opened up to the yard. But this house is about way more than looks. Designed by architect couple Sarah Broughton and John Rowland for themselves, the home comes LEED Gold certified, attaine
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Upright posture training wearable review Are you slouching? Right now, as you read this, does your spine form the letter C? You’re not alone. We all slump from time to time, but bad posture can lead to strains and backache. We all know we’re not supposed to slouch, but most of us are stuck sitting at a desk for eight hours every day, and it’s easy to slip into bad habits. Enter Upright, a wearable device that’s designed to retrain you. T
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The TV to get for the best picture possible If you’re willing to spend two to three times what we recommend in order to get the best image available today, we’re sure the LG E6 OLED TV is the right TV for you. [Best TV]
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Watch This Material Assemble And Disassemble Itself Technology This is the first time so many “smart” abilities have combined into one material Researchers at Washington State University have created materials that react to temperature and ultraviolet light.
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Facebook’s new algorithm sucks — here’s how to beat it and see whatever you want News of Facebook’s algorithmic shift to favor friends and family over publishers sent a bit of panic through the online community earlier this week, and rightfully so. The same people that liked or followed your Facebook account are now being told that they should care more about the content their friends and family produce rather than the sites they signed on to follow. For some, this is going to
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Legacy projects drive new Canadian oil Calgary, Alberta (UPI) Jun 28, 2016 Canadian crude oil production expands through the middle of the next decade, but it will do so through growth of mostly legacy projects, analysis finds. “We expect oil sands producers to focus future investments in the coming years onto their most economic projects, which we expect to be expansions of existing facilities,” Kevin Birn, an oil sands ana
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Controlled Colorado River flooding released stored greenhouse gases Yokohama, Japan (SPX) Jun 30, 2016 The 2014 experimental controlled pulse of water to the Colorado River Delta has revealed an interesting twist on how large dry watercourses may respond to short-term flooding events: the release of stored greenhouse gases. This work is reported at the Goldschmidt conference in Yokohama, Japan. As presenter Dr Thomas Bianchi said: “We saw a rapid release of
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NASA Maps California Drought Effects on Sierra Trees Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 30, 2016 A new map created with measurements from an airborne instrument developed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, reveals the devastating effect of California’s ongoing drought on Sierra Nevada conifer forests. The map will be used to help the U.S. Forest Service assess and respond to the impacts of increased tree mortality caused by the drought,
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Household fuels exceed power plants and cars as source of smog in Beijing Princeton NJ (SPX) Jun 30, 2016 Beijing and surrounding areas of China often suffer from choking smog. The Chinese government has made commitments to improving air quality and has achieved notable results in reducing emissions from the power and transportation sectors. However, new research indicates that the government could achieve dramatic air quality improvements with more attention on an ove
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From fire breaks to fire hazards Hamilton, Canada (SPX) Jun 30, 2016 The peat bogs of the world, once waterlogged repositories of dead moss, are being converted into fuel-packed fire hazards that can burn for months and generate deadly smoke, warns a McMaster researcher who documents the threat – and a possible solution – in a paper published in the journal Nature Scientific Reports. Since the glaciers receded about 12,000 years
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Building a smart cardiac patch Boston MA (SPX) Jul 01, 2016 Scientists and doctors in recent decades have made vast leaps in the treatment of cardiac problems – particularly with the development in recent years of so-called “cardiac patches,” swaths of engineered heart tissue that can replace heart muscle damaged during a heart attack. Thanks to the work of Charles Lieber and others, the next leap may be in sight. Th
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ChemCam findings hint at oxygen-rich past on Mars Los Alamos NM (SPX) Jul 01, 2016 The discovery of manganese oxides in Martian rocks might tell us that the Red Planet was once more Earth-like than previously believed. A new paper in Geophysical Research Letters reveals that NASA’s Curiosity rover observed high levels of manganese oxides in Martian rocks, which could indicate that higher levels of atmospheric oxygen once existed on our neighbori
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14 Fantastic Kit House Designs House design kits are fast becoming an exceptional and affordable way to not just create your dream home, but to get up and running quickly The post 14 Fantastic Kit House Designs appeared first on Architecture Lab.
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Wanted in Russia: EU court blocked suspected Istanbul attack mastermind from extradition in 2010 A Chechen national suspected of being the mastermind behind the deadly Istanbul airport terrorist attack, earlier received refugee status in Austria, which helped him to repeatedly avoid extradition to Russia on terror charges. Read Full Article at RT.com
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How Kubo and the Two Strings Mixes Stop-Motion and Technology in Fascinating, Innovative Ways Animator Justin Rasch works with Monkey on the Long Lake set for animation studio Laika’s Kubo and the Two Strings. Image: Jason Ptaszek, Laika Studios / Universal PicturesAfter Coraline, Paranorman and The Boxtrolls it would be easy to simply call Laika a stop motion animation studio. They are definitely that. But with each movie, culminating with August’s Kubo and the Two Strings, the company co
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Watch brave guy swim in a pool full of Coke and Mentos – CNET Find out what happens when you go for a dip in a pool filled with soda and Mentos candy, then add a new DJI Phantom 4 quadcopter to the mix?
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Give Any Homemade Pizza Wood-Fired Oven Flavor With Some Toasted Flour No matter how good your dough, sauce, and ingredients are, it’s hard to beat the unique flavor of a wood-fired pizza oven. If you don’t have your own wood-fired oven, you can get a similar flavor by pre-toasting the flour for your pizza peel.You know that powdery stuff on the bottom of pizza crust? That’s flour that was added to a pizza peel to keep the dough from sticking to it while placing the
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Lost is Found – the Pebble Bee Finder Kickstarter-backed Pebble Bee is forging its place in the emerging market of “finders”. And what are finders exactly? They’re tiny devices you can attach to personal belongings that will help you locate those belongings when you lose them. Keys, purses, luggage. It can all be equipped with a tiny, handy finder that’s activated and monitored through an app on your […]Visit Man of Many for the full
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Karma, the shareable hotspot, finally supports private networks Only a few months after killing unlimited data and rolling out new subscription plans, Karma is now ready to offer its customers a long requested feature: private networks. The company made a name for itself with shareable hotspots, which always broadcast publicly and allow anyone with a Karma network to hop on. Now, it’s finally giving you more control over your hotspot network. The only catch? I
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FDA: Never Eat Raw Cookie Dough Ever. (Except Ben & Jerry’s, That’s OK) This week the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released an official recommendation that no one should ever eat raw cookie dough. Ever. Also, Christmas is canceled. And your puppy is dead went away to a farm. Turns out, it’s not just the eggs that’ll get you with salmonella, it’s the E. coli in the flour. “The bottom line for you and your kids is don’t eat raw dough,” the FDA website d
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The latest food delivery startup is coming out of Ayesha and Steph Curry’s kitchen Steph Curry may attribute his incredible basketball talent to hard work on the court, but it seems that wife Ayesha Curry’s work in the kitchen also has something to do with it. And if she’s capable of feeding the purported best shooter in the NBA, she can probably feed us too, right? So if you want to adopt the diet of an NBA MVP, look no further than Gather, the new food delivery startup from th
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Creative Attic Industrial Loft Room For A Little Boy For a child his or her room can become anything from a jungle to a doctor’s office, so a kids’ space should encourage the imagination and creativity. Today we are featuring an attic loft-like kids’ space, and believe me – you’ve never seen such cool boys’ rooms before! This incredible loft conversion designed with an adventurous little one in mind. The exposed brick and vaulted ceiling are enough
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AT&T promo gives subscribers a free movie ticket on Tuesdays AT&T, perhaps spurred by T-Mobile’s #GetThanked campaign, has announced a new promotion for its postpaid customers that will give them a free movie ticket when they buy one. Part of the “AT&T THANKS” program, the free ticket will allow subscribers to take a friend or significant other to the movies on a Tuesday for the price of one ticket instead … Continue reading
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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 defence against infection may be associated with an increased risk with a type of kidney disease, research involving academics at The University of Nottingham has discovered. read more
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Trading the L Train for a giant inflatable condom? In 2019, New York City’s Hurricane Sandy-damaged L Train tunnel will shut down for repairs, making it tricky to get across the East River without a new form of transport. In a competition sponsored by the Van Alen Institute to find alternatives, AECOM suggested building a fiber-glass fabric tunnel for pedestrians that could also double as a projection space.The tunnel, which an AECOM designer like
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Horrific conditions in Australia’s refugee centers intended to scare off migrants – doctor The Australian government is creating unbearable conditions at its offshore processing centers to send a message to other migrants not to come to the country, Dr John-Paul Sanggaran, a medical officer, who worked at one of such facilities, told RT. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Could This Compact Structure Be the Studio of the Future? Two architects’ solution to London’s unaffordable studio rents Minima Moralia is a pop up studio by architects Tomaso Boano and Jonas Prišmontas that calls attention to how the high cost of rent and education in London is negatively affecting creative industries. The two have serious doubts that the city will remain a capital of art and design in 10 years’ time due to the prohibitive cost of stu
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Three Ways To Make Work Phone Calls Less Excruciating Many of us have come to dread the dial tone in an age of email and Slack. Here’s how to be a phone person when you need to be.For many of us, the thought of getting on the phone with someone when we can be emailing, chatting, or texting produces anxiety. If I can outline everything I need to tell someone in a clear and thorough email message, why would I take time out of my day for a phone call to
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American Wizards of the 1920s and George W. Bush Have Something Truly Bizarre in Common It’s using a color-coded threat level system to determine how much danger the world is in. Please send help to America’s wizards because they are not well.Read more…
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We Asked Microsoft’s Chat Bot What It Thinks About Satya Nadella’s A.I. Rules Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Image: MicrosoftEarlier this year, Microsoft thoroughly embarrassed itself when it released “Tay,” an artificial intelligence chat bot for Twitter that, before it was unceremoniously taken down, had managed to spew an incredible amount of hateful, racist bile for all the world to see. It was very much a what the heck…moment in internet history, and one that Microsoft
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Women Interviewing For Tech Jobs Actually Did Worse When Their Voices Were Masked As Men’s Kristen V. Brown, reporting for Fusion:It is well-trod territory at this point that biases against women’s technological abilities hold women in technology back. Study after study has shown bias persists at every point of the employment process. So the start-up interviewing.io decided to try and do something about it. It masked women’s voices to sound like men’s and vice versa during online interv
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Trulia can now help you find a place to rent near public transport  Trulia, the online real estate search engine now owned by Zillow, launched an interesting new feature today that allows you to quickly find rental homes and apartments that have good public transport access. Rent Near Transit, as the new feature is called, is essentially an additional search filter that removes all houses that are more than a 15-minute walk away from a major transit station.… Rea
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Report: Apple blocks Spotify app update after in-app subscription removal Enlarge / Spotify says Apple is using its privileged position to hurt Spotify’s chances against Apple Music. Apple Music has been around for about a year now, and despite being a little late to the game, Apple boasts that it has managed to pick up about 15 million paying subscribers. Spotify has at least twice that many users, but the company is worried that Apple is using its privileged posi
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Updated: Tesla to update Autopilot in wake of tragic death Update: Tesla published a report about a tragic death involving a driver using Autopilot. The victim, Joshua Brown, was a Tesla enthusiast who, months before his death, posted a video of his Model S’ Autopilot system saving him from a potential crash. Tesla says that neither Brown nor the Autopilot system could see a tractor trailer pull in front of the car against a brightly lit sky. Tesla’s Auto
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In Depth: What the Time Warner-Charter merger means for you Mega-cable in AmericaWell folks, it’s happened. Charter owns Time Warner Cable, as well as Bright House, thanks to a merger worth a whopping $79 billion. Yes, that’s billion with a “b”.What does that mean? For starters, it means that Charter is now one of the largest TV and internet service providers in the US, going up against the likes of AT&T, Verizon and Comcast.This merger marks
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Professor Who Popularized Microaggressions Says Universities Have Gone Too Far Derald Wing Sue is a professor of psychology at Columbia University. He’s also an early promoter of the idea of “microaggressions.” Lists of potential microaggressions, maintained by universities, used his research as a basis. But Sue is concerned that these universities have missed the point. It was never about shaming or punishing people, he says. In fact, he doesn’t think that people
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4 free Evernote alternatives you should try GUEST: When Evernote announced changes to everyone’s pricing plans yesterday, there was a small but visible eruption on the Internet from users who had become accustomed to the popular note-taking service. In a nutshell, the free basic plan, which allowed for syncing notes across any number of devices, went away. Now the free basic plan only lets you synchronize your notes across two devices. So i
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One-way shields give riot police the edge Combating riots is a thankless job, and it isn’t helped by the fact that the only thing separating rioters and police is a thin barrier of transparent plastic that allows both sides to see each other clearly. To provide the police with a psychological advantage, Nottingham Trent University undergraduate Ben Palmer has come up with a new riot shield that allows the police to see the rioters clea
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Trends with Benefits: Live weekly tech news podcast Each week, we gather a round table of tech experts from the Digital Trends staff, along with the occasional celebrity guest, to discuss all things tech. Topics range from the big tech stories of the week to predicting the future, all while maintaining a somewhat civil decorum. For Episode 89: June 30, 2016 we discuss the latest iPhone 7 rumors. Plus we take a look at a laser bazooka and revisit th
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HP’s Elite x3 Windows 10 smartphone/desktop hybrid may launch soon Want a Windows 10 desktop that you can shove into your pocket? HP revealed such a beast back in February, a smartphone that can be used as a desktop computer when plugged into a special dock. Called the HP Elite x3, this device has now appeared on the FCC’s website, indicating that it should be heading to store shelves soon. As a refresher, this phone will sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 (MSM8996)
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Jeremy Kaplan talks Amazon Prime Day with CNBC live Today on CNBC live, Digital Trends’ Editor in Chief Jeremy Kaplan sat down with Dominc Chu to discuss Amazon’s 2nd annual Prime Day. Amazon is referring to this July 12th event as “The biggest Amazon event ever.” Kaplan shares how this years event will be a step up from last year with the online retail giant addressing the supply issues they faced last year. Prime Day is a push to get more Amazon
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Google Chrome’s ‘VR Shell’ would let you view any website in virtual reality Google’s highly anticipated Daydream virtual reality platform is launching in the fall and all aspects have to be ready to go — especially the Chrome Browser. The beta and developer versions of Chrome for Android now support the open source WebVR standard, and there’s even mention of a VR Shell that would make any website viewable in VR. If you haven’t heard of it before, WebVR is a Javascript API
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8 Strategies To Help You Quit The Snooze Button Habit For Good Snooze sleep is lousy sleep. Try these strategies to take back your mornings, and your life.If you hear your alarm in the morning and then decide to go back to sleep for a few more minutes, you’re not alone. According to one 2014 survey, 57% of Americans regularly hit snooze. There are worse habits, to be sure, but the problem with snoozing is that the alleged upside (more sleep) isn’t even that g
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Laser Guided Parking Attendant should avoid unwanted scratches and knocks Let’s face the cold, hard truth here – not everyone is born with the ability to park a vehicle nicely in the garage or parking lot at the first go. Some of us are great at parallel parking, while others shun away from any parking lots that do not have empty bays beside our lot. Heck, even backing into the garage might prove to be a nightmare for many, which might be why Hammacher came up with the
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Casio intends to bring projectors for gamers Gamers have always wanted nothing but the very best that they can buy, and this would include monitors. Some gamers are fortunate enough to be able to afford multiple screen setups, while others are perfectly happy with a single large display. Regardless, you will never be able to obtain the viewing size of a projector, and Casio has just the thing for those who would want to enjoy a big screen ga
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Folding boat changes from rolling suitcase to canoe in 10 minutes Oru has won much recognition and acclaim for its lineup of folding kayaks, vessels that fold down into their own carry cases, making transport and storage much easier than full-sized rigid kayaks. But you don’t always want to paddle solo. The Belgian-designed Onak canoe follows much of the same formula as the Oru, but it offers room for three plus gear… Continue Reading Folding boat changes f
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Cleveland takes out $50 million ‘protest insurance’ over RNC security fears Fearing trouble at the upcoming Republican National Convention (RNC), officials in Cleveland, Ohio have voted to quintuple the city’s insurance plan to $50 million. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Psychopath Test: Would You Kill Baby Hitler? Wherein moral conundrums could determine the fate of millions — and how a psychopath might respond to them. Read More
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Kick Off a Great Presentation by Showing Visuals Before You Explain Them When you’re giving a presentation, a little mystery goes a long way. If you want to grasp your audience’s attention, start off your presentation with some visuals that get them thinking.Chuck Garcia, the author of A Climb to the Top: Communication & Leadership Tactics to Take Your Career to New Heights, suggests you can build an air of mystery with cryptic slides or photos. That mystery will h
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Appeals court overturns Canada pipeline approval Canada’s federal court of appeal has overturned approval of the new Northern Gateway pipeline on grounds that builders failed to adequately consult with affected aboriginals, documents released Thursday revealed.
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UW project highlights liability of internet ‘intermediaries’ in developing countries How much liability do website owners and other online service providers have for content posted by other people? If someone posts content on your website that is defamatory, constitutes hate speech, disseminates child pornography or invades someone’s privacy, are you liable?
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Climate change’s effect on Rocky Mountain plant is driven by sex For the valerian plant, higher elevations in the Colorado Rocky Mountains are becoming much more co-ed. And the primary reason appears to be climate change.
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Spacecraft Juno nears planet orbit, but Harvard team may already have predicted part of what it will find In less than a week, the spacecraft Juno will arrive at Jupiter, the culmination of a five-year, billion-dollar journey. It’s mission: to peer deep inside the gas giant and unravel its origin and evolution. One of the biggest mysteries surrounding Jupiter is how it generates its powerful magnetic field, the strongest in the solar system.
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27 fictional places we want to visit in virtual reality, please Thanks to the wonders of VR, we now have the power to (virtually) hang out in Jerry Seinfeld’s apartment circa 1992 or take an elevator ride up the Wall in Westeros circa … whenever Game of Thrones happens.  SEE ALSO: We’ve tried out the new deadmau5 VR Cardboard app But we want moreHere’s our wish list of fictional places we’d like to check out in VR as soon as somebody can get around to build
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New farming strategies can help prevent soil runoff while maintaining high crop yields Soil and nutrient loss and runoff from agricultural fields are major problems environmentally and economically in the U.S. and globally. After heavy spring rains, soil and water runoff containing fertilizer and pesticides is washed downstream, carrying the sediment and chemicals to the Gulf of Mexico. This process creates a large oxygen-starved area which is toxic to aquatic organisms and damages
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Groups and Geometry There is a very deep link between group theory and geometry. Sadly, this link is not emphasized a lot in most courses of group theory, even though it is not so difficult. The link between groups and geometry was detailed by Klein in his Erlanger program. It is the goal of this insight to give […]
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Amazing 3D-printed zoetrope reveals an animated picture when illuminated One of the endlessly fascinating aspects of 3D printing is just how adaptable it is. Some people use it to 3D print entire buildings, others to manufacture tools in outer space, and still others to produce “bio-ink,” a critical early step toward what will one day be fully 3D-printed biological organs. Japanese media artist Akinori Goto has a slightly different idea. At the recent Spiral Independen
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MyCharge can charge your laptop in 100 minutes and support VR devices As the number of devices we use in our daily life expands beyond cell phones to encompass fitness trackers, tablets, and even virtual reality headsets, there’s an inherent need to keep the charge going as life goes on. Digital Trends spoke with portable power bank maker MyCharge at CE Week about the company’s litany of new chargers set to be released later this summer. These products can charge mu
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Google Keep now automatically categorizes your notes by topic, location, and more Google Keep, for the uninitiated, is a handy little app for Android, iOS, and the web that lets you jot down to-do lists, reminders, and anything else you want to remember later in a digital scrapbook. The free note-taking service has grown in scope since it debuted way back in March of 2013, and now it is gaining a major new feature: automatic note sorting. Starting today, Google will analyze the
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In hot water: Climate change is affecting North American fish Climate change is already affecting inland fish across North America—including some fish that are popular with anglers. Scientists are seeing a variety of changes in how inland fish reproduce, grow and where they can live, according to four new studies published today in a special issue of Fisheries magazine.
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Yahoo CEO paints bright picture with potential sale looming Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has tried to paint a bright picture during an annual shareholders meeting as the company considers selling its slumping internet operations.
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Fly Straight Into One of the Rarest Galaxies Hubble Has Ever Spotted The galaxy we’re zooming in on in the video above is LEDA 36252. It’s a tadpole galaxy 82 million lightyears away that has been steadily turning out new stars at an incredible rate for billions of years.Read more…
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Dr. Death & Co: New report on prosecutors shows ‘personality-driven system’ for capital punishment A small handful of prosecutors are responsible for an outsized share of death penalty convictions in the US. While some are no longer practicing, there are rising stars in the “personality-driven system” of capital punishment, a new report has found. Read Full Article at RT.com
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An out of this world cheese pull. An out of this world cheese pull.
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Cutler Anderson builds wooden Newberg Residence over an Oregon pond Visitors must traverse a bridge to enter this family dwelling by US studio Cutler Anderson Architects, which was built atop a pool in Oregon (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Infant bodies were ‘prized’ by 19th century anatomists, study suggests A new study of the University of Cambridge anatomy collection suggests that the bodies of foetuses and babies were a “prized source of knowledge” by British scientists of the 18th and 19th centuries, and were dissected more commonly than previously thought and quite differently to adult cadavers.
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Fukushima and the oceans: What do we know, five years on? A major international review of the state of the oceans 5 years after the Fukushima disaster shows that radiation levels are decreasing rapidly except in the harbour area close to the nuclear plant itself where ongoing releases remain a concern. At the same time, the review’s lead author expresses concern at the lack of ongoing support to continue the radiation assessment, which he says is vital t
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Android Without Google: A Brief And Mostly Uninspiring History When it comes to Google’s grip over Android, phone makers are as wary as they are powerless.Unless you’re Google, Android phones can be a rough business.Read Full Story
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The Secrets To Hiring Management-Level Freelancers Hiring high-level freelance talent can deliver big returns, but you need to keep your company safe.When you need to shore up talent on your team but don’t want the expense of a full-time employee, an independent contractor can be an effective solution. A recent survey by staffing firm Addison Group found that 94% of hiring managers are more comfortable bringing on freelance employees than five yea
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Scientists play high-tech “tag” with great whites If you’re neither a marine biologist nor a shark, then you likely aren’t familiar with the White Shark Cafe. It’s an area of the Pacific Ocean half-way between California and Hawaii, where large great white sharks congregate every year. While there, male sharks make dives down to depths of 250 meters (800 feet), up to 150 times a day. Why do they do it? No one knows, which is why scientists fro
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Fujifilm’s latest pocket printer is one of the best ways to print your phone pics I’m an instant film fanatic. I’ve tried just about every instant camera that prints on instant film, instant cameras that print digital sticker prints and pocket printers that print digital photos from recent years. But I still had no idea Fujifilm sold a pocket printer that prints your smartphone photos on mini instant film. Yep, that’s on real instant film, not digital paper. I missed the boat
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Lightpack 2 A ready-to-assemble ambient lighting kit that extends the colors coming out of your HDTV. Lightpack 2 comes with RGB LED strips, corner pieces and an adapter that lets you connect up to four HDMI devices. Optional “pixels” let you extend color into your room. Hat Tip Link Price: $179+ More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: SunBrite Pro Series 4K Outdoor TVDeal: ExoMount Air Vent Car MountCanon
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Sony 4K UHD TVs bring Android TV and HDR support This week, Sony announced the pricing and availability for some new Ultra HD 4K televisions, of which there are three models in a total of five sizes. The highest end of the bunch, the XBR-X800D, brings with it HDR support while the XBR-X750D and the XBR-X700D will both gain HDR support later this year through a firmware update. In addition, … Continue reading
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IBM and Cisco partner to bring Watson to the workplace. Could chatbots be on the way? Cisco and IBM announced a partnership today to bring IBM’s AI-powered Watson into offices and their enterprise software. The collaboration will mean that Cisco and IBM will mix and match services and may result in new chatbots for workplace tasks. Such chatbots might be used to integrate voice-activated software, automate routine tasks and eliminate the need to search through multiple apps and dat
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Office of Naval Research thinks cyborg locusts could help us sniff out explosives Dogs are regularly used for sniffing out bombs due to their superior sense of smell. But Baranidharan Raman, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, has another idea which doesn’t involve canines. Instead, he thinks we will soon be turning the job of sniffing out explosive chemicals over to none other than backpack-wearing remote-control cyborg locusts.
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3D renders imagine Space Black iPhone 7 w/ Force Touch Home button & black Lightning EarPods It was reported earlier this week that Apple is planning to release a Space Black model of the upcoming iPhone 7. Some mockups emerged of what such a device could look like following that report, and now designer Martin Hajek has shared a gallery of beautiful 3D renders. more…Filed under: Apple
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Use virtual reality to find a new apartment – CNET Need a new place to live, but no time to visit potential properties? VR can help.
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You’re More Likely to Remember Something If You Exercise a Few Hours Later Exercise has long been thought to have memory boosting capabilities, but a new study suggests that delayed physical activity might be the best way to take advantage of those perks.The study, published in the journal Current Biology, asked volunteers to look at and remember where objects were located in different pictures. Then some were asked to exercise for 35 minutes immediately after, some were
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The Nintendo 3DS is quietly having an amazing summer It’s only June, but 2016 has already been an incredible year for games. It started early with the sprawling, puzzling world of The Witness and continued with games like Uncharted 4, Inside, Overwatch, and new takes on Mirror’s Edge and Doom. Even some of last year’s best games have continued, with great new expansions for Fallout 4 and The Witcher 3. With all of that going on, you’d be forgiven f
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Slovakia assumes EU rotating presidency amid Brexit fallout Slovakia takes up the six-month presidency of the European Union, as the bloc faces unprecedented pressure following UK’s decision to leave it.
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Google’s background search gets you answers despite your shoddy connection Whether it’s on the subway or in an area with spotty coverage, we’ve all had those moments of trying to run a Google search query right before losing our data connection. We either patiently wait to regain connection, or more likely, we just move on. Google’s reportedly working on a solution for that scenario, according to Android Police, and it involves a notification to alert you when your searc
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Electrolux Dryer with Allergen Cycle Review Electrolux made a real revolution in cleaning performance with its EFLS617SIW washing machine. The paired dryer, the Electrolux EFME617SIW, doesn’t offer some brand new technology for getting your clothes dry in no time flat, but what it does, it does very, very well. Touch that dial Like its paired washer, the EFLS617SIW, this Electrolux dryer took a page from the Nest design handbook – a handsom
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Volkswagen lawyer says 3.0L diesel cars will likely be fixed, not bought back (credit: We Like Cars) A lawyer for Volkswagen Group told a US district judge today that the company will probably be able to fix the 85,000 outstanding 3.0L diesel Porches, Audis, and Volkswagens that were also discovered to flout emissions regulations, following revelations that nearly 500,000 2.0L diesel vehicles were built with illegal emissions cheating software. The 3.0L diesels were not
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IBM’s Cognitive Social Media Command Center is bringing Wimbledon to you  Most tennis fans would salivate over the chance to witness Serena Williams attempt to win Wimbledon and tie Steffi Graf’s 22 Grand Slams, pulling within two of Margaret Court’s 24 for the most major singles titles in women’s tennis history. But for those unable to make the trip to London to witness the prestigious tournament, which is currently in full swing, IBM is doing… Read More
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Australia’s answer to The Fast and the Furious may have finally arrived Do you know what it’s like to live in rural Australia? No? Never fear, someone has gone and made a film about outback dwelling, ute driving and star-crossed lovers.  The first trailer for the Australian movie Spin Out dropped on Thursday and it’s either the most ridiculous or the most glorious thing to happen to the Australian film industry since Crocodile Dundee. SEE ALSO: Kangaroo makes an unex
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Olloclip’s addition for Otterbox’s modular case easily switches between 4 lenses Before phones get modular, Otterbox wants to make our existing devices a little more functional with the Universe Case System. This iPhone case lets you snap in various modules to add extra features, one of which is Olloclip’s popular 4-in-1 lens, and we got a peek of it at CE Week 2016. Olloclip‘s 4-in-1 lens features four varying lens types: Fisheye, wide-angle, a 10x macro, and a 15x macro. Sna
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The Independence Day Playlist This weekend, Americans from this site will join others from around the country, and you will be celebrating the largest annual fireworks display in the history of our nation. This playlist from Spotify user Jason Lawson, will help put you in a patriotic mood almost as effectively as Bill Pullman.This Monday, we will be united in our common interests with songs from Guns n’ Roses, Neil Diamond, Le
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US wiretap operations encountering encryption fell in 2015 The US government has been very vocal recently about how the increase in encryption on user devices is hampering their investigations. The reality is that according to a report from the Administrative Office of U.S. Courts, law enforcement with court-ordered wiretaps encountered fewer encrypted devices in 2015 than in 2014. In regards to encrypted devices, the reports states: “The number of s
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You Want Your Kids to Change the World, Right? We Can Help You want cool, safe, loved kids who turn into cool, adventurous, world-changing kids. We’ve got you covered. The post You Want Your Kids to Change the World, Right? We Can Help appeared first on WIRED.
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Build Your Own Model Rocket From Fround Truck-Stop Items Next time you find yourself at a truck stop, break out your Swiss Army knife and scour the shelves for inspiration. Any big interstate station worth its weight in ­diesel will offer a bizarre and fascinating assortment of consumer goods that can be molded into kid-­dazzling shapes. I recently visited one outside of Austin, Texas, […] The post Build Your Own Model Rocket From Fround Truck-Stop Item
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NASA and Apple Collaborate on Short Film Inspired by Juno Mission NASA has teamed up with Apple on a short film, “Visions of Harmony,” celebrating the imminent arrival of its Juno probe at Jupiter this Monday, July 4. It’s available for free on iTunes and Apple Music, and features music by former Nine Inch Nails frontman and current Apple Music executive Trent Reznor, as well as Weezer, GZA the Genius, and Zoe.Read more…
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‘We need German Germans’: Berlin garden colony under fire for rejecting Turkish families A public garden colony in Berlin may be sued for its refusal to provide allotment spaces to Turkish families, explained by already having too many ‘non-German’ members. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Bagel Tape With the Bagel smart tape measure you have three modes to choose from, making it easier to measure just about anything. String Mode for measuring curved objects, Wheel Mode for length & distances up to 33 feet using just 1 hand, & a remote, laser mode for hard to reach spots. All measurements can be sent to your phone where you can keep track & organize it in an app. For purchase inf
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NASA partners with Apple on Jupiter mission soundtrack – CNET Space agency and iPhone maker team up to create songs inspired by Juno probe’s mission.
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Honeybees Have Personalities (Sort Of) Honeybees may seem like nature’s perfect little automatons: organized, efficient, self-sacrificing. But in reality the insects are imperfect individuals. Their dance language is sloppy and imprecise. They lose self-control when they’re hungry. And, a new study has found, worker bees have distinct personalities. Iowa State University ecologists Alexander Walton and Amy Toth explain that animals nee
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Baby Cadavers Were Prized by Victorian Anatomists A study of 54 dead babies was not all bad news. In the Journal of Anatomy, University of Cambridge biological anthropologists reported on fetal and infant cadavers, dissected by anatomists between 1768-1913 and now stored in the university’s collections. The study found that child cadavers were both more common than previously thought and handled differently than adults, reflecting their importanc
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Crazy Illusion Somehow Transforms Rectangles Into Circles in the Mirror What in the sorcerous hells is this? Kokichi Sugihara’s ‘Rectangles and Circles’ illusion is a mind-bending visual trip that turns squares into circles and circles into squares right in front of your face. Different shapes are placed at a mirror and what you see in front of you is totally different from what you see in the mirror. It’s like the mirror is actually a portal to another dimension wher
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Spire smart pebble watches your breathing and mental health I don’t like to think about breathing. It’s a job for my subconscious mind, and the more I’m conscious of it, the more I become concerned that I will stop breathing entirely. (I have a touch of sleep apnea, so this is not out of the question.) Which is why I was more than a little skeptical of Spire, the new health and fitness gadget and companion app. It wants to tell me all about my breathing:
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GoPro captures terrifying moment skydiver loses parachute mid-flight A skydiver delivering a game ball to a soccer game in Oklahoma City on June 28 captured a terrifying moment on his GoPro when he lost his main parachute. Daniel Herndon was recording the flight with his helmet camera and released the raw video onto his Facebook page yesterday. SEE ALSO: Unboxing the Hero 4 Session, the smallest GoPro ever “I lost my main parachute and freebag but did have a
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Turns out making a YouTube prank show can be ‘toxic’ to a relationship LOS ANGELES — A month after Jesse Wellens and Jeana Smith — a.k.a. PrankvsPrank — announced their break-up via YouTube comes this revelation: making a show together may not be the healthiest thing for a relationship. “It was great in the beginning but then it slowly … it kinda like polluted our relationship and made it toxic,” the 31-year-old Wellens said Thursday during an episod
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Competitions: Open Architecture Collaborative – National Treasures Design Competition Registration Deadline: Jul 31, 2016; Submission Deadline Aug 5, 2016 IntroductionIn the District of Columbia and across the country, storms are increasing in frequency and intensity. These storms severely impact low-lying communities, causing billions of dollars in damage. It is recognized that these catastrophic events are becoming commonplace and require proactive solutions. With this recognitio
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News: Nine architects win big in the AIA 2016 Small Project Awards The American Institute of Architects’ yearly Small Project Awards reinforce the significant idea that architecture, no matter what scale, has the potential for creating positive impact. Over the last 13 years, the awards recognize small-project practitioners for the high quality of their work in two categories: Category 1: “A small project construction, object, work of environmental art or archite
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Zika virus identified in brain, placenta tissue, strengthening link to birth defects Zika virus has been detected in the brain tissue of a deceased two-month-old baby in Brazil who was diagnosed with microcephaly, in the brain tissue of two newborns who died shortly after birth, and in the placenta tissue of two fetuses that were spontaneously aborted, new research reveals.
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To improve global health, experts call for a standard list of essential diagnostic tests A team of experts has put together a list of the key diagnostic tests that every country should have available, with high quality standards, in order to make the best use of the World Health Organization’s list of essential medicines. Many developing countries will need help with establishing high-quality labs to use them, but in the end it may be cost effective.
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Mimicking the development of the whole eye with human iPS cells Scientists have developed a 2D culture system which mimics the development of the whole eye by promoting cell-autonomous differentiation of human iPS cells.
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‘Iranian Hulk’ A gigantic Iranian social media star has volunteered to join his countrymen fighting alongside the Assad regime in Syria.
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Capitalizing on foundations of innovation  Two of the most important technological advances, which helped fueled much of the country’s record economic growth in the post-WWII era, were ubiquitous computing devices and modern communications technologies. Most of the companies covered on TechCrunch certainly would not exist if not for the development and commercialization of microprocessors and the Internet. Read More
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Baltimore PD introduces new ‘use of force’ policy [VIDEO] As Maryland courts have failed to convict any police officer involved in the death of Freddie Gray so far, the Baltimore Police Department has announced a new “use of force” policy, which emphasizes the “sanctity of life.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Jihadists that US kept off terror list attack UN humanitarian convoy in Syria – MoD Militants from an Al-Qaeda-linked group, Jaysh al-Islam, have shelled a UN humanitarian convoy near Damascus, the Russian Defense Ministry said. Despite the group’s repeated ceasefire violations, the UN rejected Russia’s bid to add it to the terror list. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Back to Basics with CERES: A Revolutionary Single-Handed Watch The “revolution” promoted by the new wristwatch from Canada upstart CERES is primarily in reference to the watch’s solitary hand. Analogue timepieces normally incorporate two hands on the watch-face and CERES is doubling down on the minimalist approach by reducing the number of hands to one (minimalism perhaps being the one arena where to “double down” means to take away). […]Visit Man of Many for
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The White House Is on a Mission to Shrink US Prisons With Data So far, 67 cities and states, as well as tech companies like Amazon, are on board. The post The White House Is on a Mission to Shrink US Prisons With Data appeared first on WIRED.
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Made for astronomers, this weather forecast is perfect for photographers too Taking pictures outdoors in the natural light can be one of the most rewarding experiences for a photographer. Whether you shoot landscapes, portraits, or astrophotography, few things compare to nailing that perfect golden hour shot, the incredibly soft light that comes when the sun is diffused through a layer of clouds, or the glow of the Milky Way on a clear night. But being able to predict the
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The incredible underlying technology of Snapchat’s selfie lenses Snapchat’s selfie lenses, more commonly referred to as filters, are fun, ridiculous, and good for a cheap laugh. Thanks to facial recognition, selfie lenses can do things like transmogrify your boring ol’ mug into a cute puppy or shoot rainbows out of your mouth. It’s a novelty that wears off quickly, so Snapchat continually introduces new lenses to keep the experience fresh. But for a feature tha
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Samsung cuts the bloatware with carrier unlocked Galaxy S7 Those who purchased a Samsung Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge in the United States were treated to a wonderful surprise when they turned on their device: carrier bloatware. Companies like Verizon couldn’t resist packing in all the crap they could fit, resulting in a less-than-stellar software experience.
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The Lancet: Microcephaly screening alone won’t detect all cases of Zika virus in newborns, study suggests Zika virus infection cannot be accurately diagnosed in newborns solely on the basis of microcephaly screening, according to the largest study of its kind to date published in The Lancet. The findings suggest that signs and symptoms of brain abnormalities, regardless of head circumference, should also be included in screening criteria to detect all affected newborns. read more
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Solution: ‘Is Infinity Real?’ This month’s Insights column was an attempt to use simple puzzles to highlight the consequences of the infinity assumption in the physical world. The idea was sparked by an article by the physicist Max Tegmark that was written for the book, “This Idea Must Die.” Tegmark’s article is excerpted in a blog at Discover magazine under the title, “Infinity Is a Beautiful Concept — and It’s Ruining Physic
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Great Tape Coffee Tables by Alter Furniture Looks like cassette tapes still serve a purpose after all these days.
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‘Shocked & disgusted’: UK police chief says hate crime reports jumped 500% since Brexit vote Since the Leave camp won the Brexit vote a week ago, there has been a staggering fivefold increase in hate crimes reported to a national website, UK police say. Local officials have also noted a surge in both physical and verbal attacks on migrants. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Google is working on a VR version of Chrome for Android Google had a lot to say about its VR ambitions at this year’s I/O, and it looks like a more immersive web browsing experience will be part of those plans. Road to VR reports that the latest versions of Chrome Beta and Chrome Dev for Android have a couple notable features that will make hopping around the web in VR a reality. The beta version of Chrome now has WebVR abilities that allows for more e
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Astro’s new A50 model solves the big problem with wireless gaming headsets A wireless audio headset on PC or console can do a lot to improve the quality of your gaming experience — until you go to start a marathon session and find out the battery is about to die. Gaming-headset manufacturer Astro Gaming knows you hate when that happens, and it’s integrating smart technology into the next generation of its A50 wireless headset to ensure you never have to think about batte
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Resistant starch may benefit people with metabolic syndrome The secret ingredient is in the flour, but its impact lies within the gut. Adding resistant starch to the diets of people with metabolic syndrome can improve bacteria in the gut, according to research. These changes help lower bad cholesterol and decrease inflammation associated with obesity.
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Air Force declares Nunn-McCurdy breach on GPS ground system WASHINGTON — The U.S. Air Force said June 30 it would notify Congress that a next-generation ground system to control GPS satellites would exceed baseline cost estimates by at least 25 percent, triggering a series of regimented cost control measures and raising more questions about the future of the program. The mandatory notification, part of what is known as a Nunn-McCurdy breach, sets the stage
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Risk of blindness from spine surgery down significantly The risk of blindness caused by spinal fusion, one of the most common surgeries performed in the U.S., has dropped almost three-fold since the late 1990s, according to the largest study of the topic to date.
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Researchers develop effective strategy for disrupting bacterial biofilms A new discovery provides strong evidence that an innovative therapeutic approach may be effective in the resolution of bacterial biofilm diseases.
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Telomere length is indicator of blood count recovery in treatment of Acute Myeloid Leukemia The chemotherapy treatments necessary to treat Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) in children can be grueling on the body, and can cause health-related complications during therapy, as well as long down the road after remission. Children receiving chemotherapy for AML receive 4 to 5 intensive chemotherapy courses, and while some children recover quickly from each course, others may take several months o
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Tracking brain atrophy in MS could become routine, thanks to new software The loss of brain tissue, called brain atrophy, is a normal part of aging, but multiple sclerosis (MS) accelerates the process. Such atrophy is a critical indicator of physical and cognitive decline in MS, yet because measuring brain atrophy is expensive and complicated, it’s done primarily in research settings. That may be changing, say scientists.
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Dell discontinues its Android tablets in favor of Windows 2-in-1s Another Android tablet maker bites the dust. Dell has decided to end distribution of its Android tabs and will instead focus on Windows 2-in-1 devices. This means several things: One, the company will no longer offer its Venue brand of Android tablets or the Android-based Wyse Cloud Connect, which can be used to turn displays into viable PCs. The reason isn’t so complicated, either. Dell simply be
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Zoox raises $200 million at $1 billion valuation for its self-driving cars  TechCrunch has confirmed reports that auto startup Zoox is raising about $200 million at a $1 billion valuation. We’ve also learned that investors Lux Capital and DFJ are involved in the round. The Palo Alto-based startup founded by Tim Kentley-Klay and Jesse Levinson, has been deliberately quiet about what they are working on presumably for competitive reasons, but the Zoox team has… Read More
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Grade-school students teach a robot to help themselves learn geometry Computer technology has become integral to the learning process. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, at the end of the last decade, some 97 percent of U.S. teachers had one or more computers located in the classroom every day, and the ratio of students to computers in the classroom every day was a little over 5 to 1. With the advent of tablet and hand-held computing devices,
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26 Ways To Use IKEA Stockholm Rug For Home Decor IKEA always surprises us because they manage to create designs that aren’t too expensive though they look stylish in almost any space – from a kitchen to a kids’ room, from a Scandinavian space to a boho chic one. Let’s have a look at one more exciting design that suits any space and any décor. Stockholm rug by IKEA is a monochrome black and white rug that is suitable for almost any space. Handwov
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Sling TV adds NBC and BBC channels to two new subscription packages Dish’s internet television service Sling TV is offering two new subscription packages for cord cutters. The company announced yesterday that it was splitting its existing $20-a-month option into two new versions: Sling Orange, which allows users to stream on one device only for the same price, and Sling Blue, a multi-stream subscription that costs $25 a month. Sling TV has added NBC channels The
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Scientists develop computer models to unravel the complexities of TB infection Scientists used computers to model the formation of tuberculosis granulomas in the lung — the non-active (latent) form of infection found in 2 billion individuals worldwide (11 million in the U.S.) that can activate to become a life-threatening infection. Employing a computer model aims to speed analysis of TB’s complex life-cycle and to identify potential new antibiotics, antibiotic targets, and
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How Much Does Color Matter in Design? More Than You Think When it comes to designing anything — from a logo to a website — color is incredibly important. Such a seemingly simple thing like the color of a logo can determine whether someone bothers to take a second look at a logo, even if they don’t realize they’re doing it. Check out the cool infographic below for a fascinating look at the psychology of color and why it matters to you. It might just chang
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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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Air pollution linked to increased rates of kidney disease While air pollution is known to cause respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, a new study indicates that it also likely causes damage to the kidneys.
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Chemoradiotherapy after surgery for gastric cancer shows similar outcomes to post-operative chemotherapy A phase III trial finds no significant difference in overall survival of having chemoradiotherapy after surgery for gastric cancer compared to post-operative chemotherapy.
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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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These homemade wheels let you maneuver your car as you please Your regular old car’s wheels can probably only go in a finite number of directions. One crafty YouTuber took it upon himself to create a set of wheels that would allow his trusty Toyota Echo to handle moving around in just about any direction you can think of. The result looks pretty ridiculous, but also totally awesome. William’s “Liddiard Wheels” are powered by 24,000 pounds of torque
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Riva’s Rivamare takes speedboat luxury to the next level The Rolls Royce Drophead of the seas.Photo: RivaWhen it comes to traversing the water in style, it doesn’t get much better than Riva. The luxury yacht builder has just unveiled the Rivamare and it is one hell of a boat. The sleek lines of the 39-ft speedboat were designed by their partners at Officina Italiana Design, who mixes a sporty silhouette with Riva’s signature elements of luxury and craft
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Incidence of cancer in patients with large colorectal polyps lower than previously thought For the majority of patients with large or difficult to remove colorectal polyps (growths in the colon), the incidence of cancer is actually lower than previously thought, and using more advanced endoscopic techniques that spare the colon may be a better, safer alternative to a traditional operation in certain cases, according to study results.
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Obama tips hat to Google and Microsoft for work to help refugees – CNET President Barack Obama says money and expertise are needed from the private sector to alleviate the world’s worst refugee crisis on record.
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Leaked FBI doc reveals secret policy of targeting journalists, sources FBI documents sought after in Freedom of Information Act requests for the last year are now available, thanks to a leak to the Intercept. They lay out secret rules for collecting phone records of journalists, bypassing normal judicial processes. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Judge orders ‘filthy’ Arizona immigration detention centers photos released (VIDEO) A federal judge in Tucson, Arizona, approved the release of some photos and documents filed as evidence in a class action lawsuit against US Customs and Border Protection over allegedly deplorable conditions in eight detention facilities. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Tesla Superchargers are coming to US restaurant chain Ruby Tuesday The parking lots of US chain restaurant Ruby Tuesday will soon play host to Tesla electric car charging stations. The two companies announced a partnership this week that will bring “a series of” Tesla Supercharger stations to an unspecified number of the restaurant’s 729 locations around the United States. The partnership between the companies comes soon after Tesla installed trial Sup
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Bangladesh killings: Hindu priest hacked to death Police say a Hindu temple worker has been killed by three men on a motorcycle, in the latest of dozens of brutal attacks in Bangladesh.
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Let’s Ditch the Fed for the Right Reasons Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssThe FedMoney and BanksMoney and BankingLet’s Ditch the Fed for the Right Reasons 0 Views In his new book Who Needs the Fed?, John Tamny makes a convincing case that the Federal Reserve is wholly unnecessary. Chapter after chapter, he offers examples of individuals engaging in credit transactions and explains how any government manipulation of these transaction
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Zika virus: 3 more US babies born with birth defects The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed that three more American babies have been born with birth defects likely linked to Zika virus infections. The agency also said another lost pregnancy was linked to the virus. Read Full Article at RT.com
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At least 570 stem cell clinics operate unregulated by FDA — study Businesses marketing stem cell therapy are flourishing in the US, where there is no federal approval or regulation for the procedures. A new study finds the controversial services are being offered at approximately 570 clinics. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Startup Funding Space Ventures Gets a Lift Extraterrestrial ventures are no longer limited to deep-pocketed tycoons.
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Quantum computer simulates fundamental particle interactions for the first time Trapped ions model the creation and annihilation of electron–positron pairs
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Friday Quiz: Intelligent Instruments, DMMs Part 1 Can you name these “intelligent” DMMs featured in an EDN article from 1982?
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Clinton and Lynch—Corruption, Not ‘Optics’ Attorney General Loretta Lynch tells us that her meeting with Bill Clinton aboard a private jet on the Phoenix airport tarmac was “primarily social”—you know, just two Democrats swapping stories about their grandkids and whatnot. The nation’s top law enforcement official and the former president and husband of the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee—who is under federal investig
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Will Nest’s smart crib replace the baby monitor? Detailed within a patent application update this week, Nest’s Maxime Veron has included new information related to technology within a smart baby crib. Possibly nearing a release date within the next year, the Nest smart crib will likely be outfitted with a camera and microphone, possibly connected via Wi-Fi for monitoring on mobile devices, as well as a smattering of sensors that measure humidity
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Emerging strain of honeybee virus proves even more deadly Viral infections have been identified as a major factor in the continued decline of bee colonies, including the devastating, parasite-transmitted Deformed Wing Virus (DWV). Now, European researchers have shown that a recently-identified second strain of DWV is even more virulent than the established type, and the study calls for a better understanding of the genetic diversity of pathogens to he
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Elio edges closer to production with E1A test vehicle Elio Motors is an enigma of the motoring world, promising plenty but failing to deliver thus far. Every time the launch of its cars is pushed back, the screams of naysayers grow louder and louder, but Elio is looking to silence the doubters with the completion of its first E-Series test car… Continue Reading Elio edges closer to production with E1A test vehicle Category: Automotive Tags:
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Renault breaks frontiers with new Alaskan pickup truck After showing the sleek Alaskan concept pickup last September, Renault has launched the production version. Renault’s first global 1-tonne pickup truck loses the icy look and concept-only accessories of the concept version, but maintains the rugged-but-shapely build. The Alaskan will soon find its way to the global market, starting in South America… Continue Reading Renault breaks frontiers w
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Mischer’traxler designs seesawing Equilumen lamp that brightens as it dips The Equilumen lamp by Viennese design duo Mischer’Traxler features two oversized globes seesawing on either side of a horizontal rod (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Greenland’s wooden Icefjord Center will offer sweeping views of the glacial landscape The Icefiord Center, planned to be built on a UNESCO-protected site in Greenland, will present 4000 years of cultural heritage and knowledge on the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier which scientists have been studying for centuries. Related: Accessible sail-shaped viewing tower hovers over the edge of Denmark’s Aarhus harbor Dorte Mandrup’s proposal won the competition and was lauded by the jury for its poe
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Military doctor died in Istanbul looking for IS son A Tunisian military doctor was killed in the Istanbul airport attacks, after travelling to Turkey to bring back his son who had joined the so-called Islamic State.
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Canada to send 1,000 troops to E. Europe to boost NATO presence at Russia’s doorstep Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has reportedly pledged to send 1,000 troops to Latvia to deter Russia shortly after the US President urged Canada to boost its involvement in NATO. Read Full Article at RT.com
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New material switches from water-repelling to water-loving with electric current Generally, water repellent objects and those that attract or absorb water have very different microscopic-level attributes that endow them with their behavior. For example, the myriad …
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Taiwan mistakenly fires supersonic missile killing one A patrol boat at Taiwan’s naval base accidentally fires a missile in the direction of China during an inspection, killing a local fisherman, the navy says.
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Tejas: India designed fighter jet joins air force The first Indian-designed fighter jet, the Tejas, is inducted into the country’s air force, 31 years after it was first conceived.
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Fifth Generation Air Combat – how best to use the F35 and F22 A ten page paper describes how best to use the F35 and F22 in a hypothetical all our war with China in 2026They lay out the characteristics and requirements of fifth generation aircraft systems, and describe how these assets are leveraged in present and future joint and combined warfare. F35 just becoming operational so the scenario where the F35 and F22 make the difference in future war is propog
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Cornell ‘Cosmic Archeologist’ Will Study Juno Mission Mysteries Starting July 4 On July 4, the veil over Jupiter’s mysteries will be ripped away with the arrival of NASA’s Juno mission, and Cornell University astronomer Jonathan Lunine will be there to watch it happen.
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US Air Force is prepped to test a 60-120 KW combat laser on an AC-130W gunship US Air Force Special Operations Command has designated an AC-130W gunship to have a laser weapon installed. There are ready crews and funded flight hours available for industry partners to leverage.The aircraft does not carry the 105mm cannon installed on other operational “Stinger II” gunships—affording more size, weight and power—but any proposed laser unit will occupy the 30mm gun position forw
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Nissan rolls recycled EV battery storage out in French data center Nissan has made a big environmental push recently, turning to renewable energy at its Sunderland plant and investigating ways to repurpose used EV batteries. The automotive giant has now teamed up with power management company Eaton on an energy storage system for Webaxys, giving Leaf batteries a new life supplying power to data centers… Continue Reading Nissan rolls recycled EV battery stora
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Electrical current through the brain jolts vision into sharper focus If you find yourself struggling to focus on an object, there may one day be an alternative to reaching for your glasses or popping in your contact lenses. Scientists have found that by delivering a mild electrical current to a certain part of the brain they can affect how it processes visual information, leading not only to sharpened focus for the subject, but possibly a new understanding of ou
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Artificial pancreas likely to be available by 2018 The artificial pancreas — a device which monitors blood glucose in patients with type 1 diabetes and then automatically adjusts levels of insulin entering the body — is likely to be available by 2018, conclude authors of a paper in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes). Issues such as speed of action of the forms of insulin used, reliability, convenienc
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LG to develop deep learning robot guides for Incheon Airport LG Electronics will develop automated guide robots and cleaning robots based on deep learning technology for use in Incheon International Airport in South Korea.
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Parallels Desktop 11: Run Windows/Android/Linux/anything seamlessly on your Mac: $40 (50% off) shipped or less Just a quick note that you can snag a rare huge discount on Parallels Desktop 11 – 50% off today from specials.9to5toys.com.   more…Filed under: Apple
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Messenger chatbots can now add quick reply buttons and send GIFs in conversations Since Facebook opened up its Messenger Platform for creating interactive chatbots in April, the API has been used to develop more than 11,000 bots on the social network’s messaging service. Today, the company announced a raft of new features to Messenger Platform that will help developers add new functionality to their bots and improve the experience for their users. For starters, bots can now dis
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The Accorhotels Arena / DVVD Engineers Architects Designers Courtesy of DVVD Engineers Architects Designers Architects: DVVD Engineers Architects Designers Location: 12th arrondissement, 75012 Paris, France Project Directors: Vincent Dominguez and Daniel Vaniche Team: Paula Castro, Céline Cerisier, Vincent Dominguez, Toma Dryjski, Bertrand Potel, Louis Ratajczak, Daniel Vaniche Area: 62000.0 sqm Project Year: 2015 Photogra
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LED Word Clock – Displays Time As Text This unique text-based clock does away with the digital numbers and the analog minute and hour hands and uses highlighted words to display the time.Click Here For Complete Details
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JGCH adapts lighthouse fresnel lens into resort concept small-scale fragmented buildings mimic the lighthouse’s ‘fresnel’, similarly reflecting and emitting light through interiors and into the surroundings. The post JGCH adapts lighthouse fresnel lens into resort concept appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Aerial video shows Apple’s ‘spaceship’ HQ nearly complete Apple’s striking “spaceship” campus in Cupertino is now only six months away from completion, with the latest flyover video offering dramatic shots of the main donut-shaped building as well as other parts of the complex such as the eye-catching entrance to the underground auditorium and a view of the research and development buildings. Using a DJI Phantom 3 Professional quadcopter, drone enthusias
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Facebook simplifies confusing chatbots with buttons, not text commands  “What do I type?” is the big question making chatbots hard to use. So today Facebook Messenger is giving chatbot developers new “Quick Reply” buttons and persistent menu options to make their bots easier to navigate. Messenger bots can also now send videos, audio, GIFs, and files so they can encompass wider range of use cases. People can now rate bots with one to five… Read More
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Eye-Fi pulls the plug on pre-2015 products and servers For digital photographers, especially professional ones, the SD cards in cameras aren’t enough to catch up with their shutter-happy fingers. But while all digital cameras worth their salt have such card slots, not all of them feature Wi-Fi for convenient transferring to computers with more ample storage. Eye-Fi provided a bridge with their ingenious Wi-Fi SD cards. But starting September … Continu
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Studies testing kelp as local fix for acidifying seawater Scientist Joth Davis unspooled 150 feet of line holding thousands of tiny spores of kelp into Hood Canal in Washington state, while Brian Allen dove underwater and affixed the line to a buoy.
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Oracle told to pay HP billions in chip dispute A California jury on Thursday ordered business software giant Oracle to pay Hewlett Packard Enterprise $3.1 billion for backing off a promise to support data servers powered by Itanium chips.
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Brickbat: Thanks for Your Help When Derrick Deanda spotted a family trapped in an overturned SUV in California, he stopped his own vehicle, got out, smashed a window on the SUV, and helped the occupants out. When paramedics arrived later to check everyone out, they checked Deanda’s blood pressure and gave him a bottle of water. He later received a $143 bill from the Cosumnes Community Services District for those services.
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Award-winning Tibetan film director held by police Beijing (AFP) June 29, 2016 An award-winning Tibetan film director was detained by police in China and ended up in hospital, officials and fellow cinematographers said Wednesday. Pema Tseden, whose most recent film “Tharlo” was shown at film festivals around the world, was taken away by police on Saturday at Xining airport in his home province of Qinghai, the Film Directors Guild of Chi
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Nigeria’s ex-air force chief charged with money laundering Lagos (AFP) June 29, 2016 Nigeria’s anti-graft agency on Wednesday charged a former air force chief and two other high-ranking military officers with laundering millions of dollars in state funds. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said Air Marshal Adesola Amosun Nunayon, Air Vice Marshal Jacob Bola Adigun and Air Commodore Gbadebo Owodunni Olugbenga together faced 26 counts of e
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US House plans vote on gun control next week Washington (AFP) June 30, 2016 The US House of Representatives will vote next week on a measure aimed at blocking terror suspects from purchasing guns, House Speaker Paul Ryan told lawmakers Thursday on a conference call. Ryan said that following the July 4th holiday on Monday, the chamber will take up an anti-terrorism package that will include “a provision to prevent suspected terrorists f
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China’s top internet regulator steps down Beijing (AFP) June 29, 2016 China’s top internet regulator, who oversaw a severe tightening of internet freedoms during his tenure, has stepped down, reports said Wednesday. Lu Wei – named as one of the world’s 100 most influential people last year by Time magazine – had been in charge of supervising controls on online expression since taking over as head of the Cyberspace Administration of China
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Indonesia plans peat monitoring system to curb choking haze Jakarta (AFP) June 29, 2016 Indonesia is planning a hi-tech monitoring network to protect peatland at the centre of last year’s raging fires that cloaked Southeast Asia in toxic haze, a senior official said. The fires sent smog billowing across the region in September and October, disrupting the daily lives of tens of millions and fuelling anger at Indonesia for its failure to tackle the crisis.
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Microalgae eat themselves when times are tough Bremerhaven, Germany (UPI) Jun 30, 2016 Researchers in Germany have revealed the chemical mechanisms that govern the ways microalgae adapt to changing levels of nutritional abundance – ramping up cell division in boom times and boosting metabolic efficiency during lean times. The research also shows how microalgae begin to digest bits of themselves during times of extreme scarcity. The findings,
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Political landslide in mineral-rich Mongolia Ulan Bator (AFP) June 30, 2016 A landslide election victory by Mongolia’s opposition is a stinging rejection of the government’s failed economic policies, analysts and voters said Thursday, as the country struggles to turn its vast natural resources into national wealth. The Mongolian People’s Party (MPP) won 65 out of 76 seats in the State Great Hural parliament, leaving the ruling Democratic Pa
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Britain’s commitment firm on climate: secretary London (AFP) June 29, 2016 Britain will not renege on its climate change commitments, energy and climate secretary Amber Rudd told investors on Wednesday, just days after her country voted to quit the European Union. “While I think the UK’s role in dealing with a warming planet may have been made harder…, our commitment to dealing with it has not gone away,” she told finance and busin
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Vietnam says Taiwanese steel mill to pay $500m for pollution Hanoi (AFP) June 30, 2016 A Taiwanese steel mill has agreed to pay $500 million compensation for discharging pollution that decimated Vietnam’s fishing industry in several central provinces this year, officials said Thursday. Tonnes of dead fish, including rare species that live far offshore, began washing up along Vietnam’s central coastline in April and activists have been demanding answers eve
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China dam water release captured by drone Beijing (AFP) June 29, 2016 A photographer used a drone to capture spectacular images of cascades of water gushing from a dam in central China, an annual event attracting thousands of tourists. Water thundered from channels built into the Xiaolangdi Dam on the Yellow River in the central province of Henan, producing huge waterfalls, waves and steam. The release is part of efforts to flush silt fr
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How much water is inside Jupiter Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jul 01, 2016 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 take a peek into the real nature of Jupiter, hopefully providing new insights about the structure of this gaseous giant. Juno could be on the verge of redefining our current knowledge about what lies deep beneath Jupiter’s
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How to Uninstall Groove Music on a Windows 10 PC At some point, Microsoft picked up the annoying habit of installing stuff on computer that users don’t want. At first it was minor things like apps in the Accessories folder, but at some point, it escalated into installing entire operating systems (i.e. Windows 10). Well, today, we’re going to reel it back a bit and talk about Groove Music, another one of those apps that kind of appeared on Window
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This playlist is here to send some much-needed good vibes your way LONDON — As Brexit continues to dominate headlines, as well as the humiliating defeat against Iceland in the Euro 2016 football tournament — and no still no sign of summer — we are here to cheer you up and send good vibes your way. This week DJ Khaled revealed what we already know — he has all the “major keys,” and Skepta let the world know that there is definitely more to come from him. In no pa
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Nintendo still isn’t sure what to do about VR Nintendo is interested in the field of virtual reality, but don’t expect it to show up in the upcoming NX console or other products any time soon. At the company’s annual shareholders meeting, president and CEO Tatsumi Kimishima reaffirmed to investors that the company is investigating VR technology, among other things, but is concentrating its efforts on the March launch of the still-unrevealed
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‘Disciplined army, able to win’: China President Xi Jinping states strategic military goal Chinese President Xi Jinping says China needs to create a modern and disciplined army that would defeat potential opponents. The Chinese leader said Beijing had no plans to attack anyone, but would continue its policy of active defense. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Western officials criticize Damascus in public but secretly deal in private not to upset US – Assad Western politicians have been forced into the awkward position of being obliged to negotiate with Damascus over security under the table in fear of raising Washington’ ire, Syria’s president told Australia’s SBS News in an exclusive interview. Read Full Article at RT.com
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How to automatically back up Mac contacts Simplify your backupsWe’re big fans of Time Machine, but it’s not the be-all and end-all when it comes to backing up your Mac.Every back-up routine should have checks and fail-safes built in. Multiple backups in multiple locations is good, so that if any of them should corrupt or be lost you can always revert to another.Traditionally, this meant manually copying data out of your apps one by one, b
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This cool glove-controlled DIY robot gripper even has force feedback We’re all for Iron Man-style homebrew robotics here at The Verge, and this robotic gripper is a perfect example. Built by recently-graduated high school student Sam Baumgarten and senior Graham Hughes, the gripper is made up of three large servos which control 3D-printed fingers. A glove kitted out with flex sensors is used to operate the fingers, with vibrating motors linked to pressure sensors
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BLUE: The Architecture of UN Peacekeeping Reporting from Mali. Photo: Malkit Shoshan. Design: Irma Boom and Julia Neller. Image © Volume Volume #48: The Research Turn contains the exhibition catalogue for BLUE: The Architecture of UN Peacekeeping, the Dutch entry at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition, la Biennale di Venezia, by Malkit Shoshan. BLUE focuses on the most prominent footprint of the United Nations’ peacekeepin
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3 Reasons No One Answers Your Questions Thoughtfully Well-considered answers take work. Here are some pitfalls to avoid the next time you want to be heard.It’s not true that the only reason someone would ask a question is for an answer. (I know, it’s sounding a little, “Why did the chicken cross the road?” but bear with me for a minute.) Sometimes people speak up to be seen, to look engaged, to make a point, or even just to hear themselves
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Don’t just like: Give. Facebook flips the switch on donate button for nonprofits Facebook is making it easier than ever to create fundraising campaigns on its platform. The social network has launched a set of tools that allow you to raise money from your Facebook friends to donate to a registered U.S. 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity of your choice. Starting Thursday, a selection of Facebook users will be able to create campaign pages that contain a personal story, a fundraising g
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Benign bacteria block mosquitoes from transmitting Zika, chikungunya viruses Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have confirmed that a benign bacterium called Wolbachia pipientis can completely block transmission of Zika virus in Aedes aegypti, the mosquito species responsible for passing the virus to humans. read more
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14 American Design Exports in Celebration of the Fourth of July In celebration of the USA’s Independence Day, this is an eclectic smattering of the country’s finest design exports.Eames Shell ChairsThe Eames Shell Chair Group. Designed by Charles and Ray Eames. Image © 2016 Herman Miller, Inc.The EamesesCharles and Ray Eames posing with their chair bases. Image courtesy of Eames Office, LLC via Wallpaper*.Ray and Charles Eames selecting slides. Image courtesy
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aodh design constructs small floating pod out of abadoned building materials with ‘inusara’, the designer wants to give these buildings a new lease of life in the form able to host one individual to relax and replicate the emotions in perceived isolation. The post aodh design constructs small floating pod out of abadoned building materials appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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MACES Researchers focus on SEM Based Nanotechnology Research UC Merced researchers are now focused on studying the new Zeiss Gemini SEM 500 scanning electron microscope, first of its type, installed in the US. This SEM can be used for viewing extremely small…
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New Nanotherapy Approach to Target Cancer Tumors A new research has adopted a unique method to improve the efficiency of chemotherapy administered to metastatic tumor. The approach involves subjecting the tumor to radiation and when the radiation…
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Five Pro Tips To Beat Procrastination Every Time Experts take aim at our penchant for putting things off and help us get back on a more productive track.The pursuit of productivity in the workplace has become its own national pastime. Success is often synonymous with the ability to squeeze the maximum amount of productivity out of each day. As the renowned management consultant Peter Drucker once stated: “Nothing else distinguishes effectiv
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Hobby drones are still hampering wildfire air crews on the West Coast The nation’s logistical and support center for wildland firefighting is wondering what part of “keep your drones away from wildfires” people don’t understand. An increasingly exasperated National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) said Thursday that air operations aimed at tackling wildfires have been suspended four times this year after quadcopters were spotted flying nearby. In all, drones have been
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This Is What Happened To My Brain When I Spent More Time In Nature Studies have shown that spending time in nature can lead to less stress and greater creativity. So I put it to the test.It’s a refrain that kids have heard from their parents for generations: “Go outside and play. It’ll be good for you.” Little did we know as children how valuable that advice was. Science has shown that parental wisdom to be more accurate than we realized. Study after st
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Rijksmuseum Releases 250,000 Images of Artwork for Free Download Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Image © Myra May The Rijksmuseum, one of the largest museums in Europe dedicated to arts and history, made 250,000 works from its huge collection available for free online viewing or download.  During the golden age of sailing ships (roughly between 1584 and 1702), when Dutch ships dominated the trade routes of the world, the Netherlands became the first capitalist p
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Maritime Design: 10 Museums Exploring the Architecture of the Sea Architecture holds innate connections to the sea. Waterways and oceans have connected civilizations throughout history, allowing empires and economies to expand and prosper. Inevitability, industry and trade has evolved as cities emerged alongside shipyards and harbors. As such, the relationship between people and waterfronts transformed, leaving behind forgotten shorelines and remnants of a bygo
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Star Trek Bluetooth Communicator works with your smartphone Geeks with a penchant for the original Star Trek series with Kirk and Spock who carry a smartphone that has Bluetooth connectivity might as well get out their wallets. ThinkGeek has a very cool new product called the Star Trek: TOS Bluetooth Communicator. Just as the name implies, the communicator has Bluetooth connectivity to sync with your smartphone and allow … Continue reading
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Buy: Terra Cotto Cast Iron Grill Pan Not all of us are lucky enough to have a backyard (or even a porch) on which to grill on long weekends and summer afternoons. Measuring 10.25 by 10.25 inches, Sambonet’s Terra Cotto Cast Iron Grill Pan can handle super-high temperatures (of 280C or…… Continue Reading…
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How To Use Your Boss’s Generational Bias To Get A Raise (No Matter Your Own Age) From baby boomers’ fire metaphors to millennials’ love of sharing, bridging the generation gap could help you get higher pay.You want a raise. Do you deserve one? Of course you do. But your opinion doesn’t count; The challenge is to convince your boss.Read Full Story
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June tech news from Africa: Uber expansions, AIG rebrands, and more A rather quiet month in Africa once again dominated by two households name: Uber and Jumia. Uber is speeding up its expansion in Africa after initially launching in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria. June saw launches in Dar es Salaam, Accra and Kampala, signalling Uber’s first forays into Tanzania, Ghana and Uganda, while the taxi app also launches in a third Kenyan city – Thika. The company is als
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This Canadian Helped Humanity Fly To Pluto Pluto, as seen by New Horizons on July 13, 2015. Image: NASA / Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory / Southwest Research InstituteIt’s a long way to go between Quebec City and the dwarf planet Pluto. Exactly one year ago, Frédéric Pelletier was giving the commands for a spacecraft careening towards the dwarf planet. He helped plot the final maneuvers of the New Horizons spacecraft f
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10 ways to make your summer photos amazing Spotting great photo opportunities is a talent in itself, but knowing how to quickly harness your iPhone camera’s built-in features to capture the best shots is an entirely different skill. Your iPhone is the camera you always have in your hand, but sometimes inspiration fails around the same old point-and-shoot methods. Sure, there are plenty of ways to enhance your camera with specialized iPh
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fos project recycles plastic to build unique objects at barcelona design week 2016 the project arises from the curiosity and the eagerness to experiment and to go beyond the standardized things in order to produce objects from a new perspective. The post fos project recycles plastic to build unique objects at barcelona design week 2016 appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Curiosity rover’s sand-dune studies yield surprise Some of the wind-sculpted sand ripples on Mars are a type not seen on Earth, and their relationship to the thin Martian atmosphere today provides new clues about the atmosphere’s history.
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Gene amplification – the fast track to infection Researchers at Umeå University are first to discover that bacteria can multiply disease-inducing genes which are needed to rapidly cause infection. The results were published in Science on 30 June 2016.
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Facebook Wants to Turn All of Us Into Fundraisers The strange and terrible thing about that ALS ice-bucket challenge is that it ended years ago, and yet we are still feeling its effects. Facebook was inspired by its viral success to create a feature that lets all of us fundraise for charity without ever leaving the site.Let’s get the big question out of the way: Yes, Facebook gets a portion of the proceeds. Five percent to be exact, of which 2% g
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Venture Inside the Command Center of the World’s Largest Airline In the first installment of our series Flight Mode, we visit Delta mission control, where 300 people watch thousands of planes to keep everything running smoothly. The post Venture Inside the Command Center of the World’s Largest Airline appeared first on WIRED.
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NASA’s Juno and JEDI prepare to unlock the mysteries of Jupiter On board NASA’s Juno spacecraft—which is set to enter Jupiter’s orbit on July 4—are instruments that will help scientists answer fundamental questions about not just the solar system’s largest planet, but also about Earth and the universe.
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LG Innotek unveils flexible textile pressure sensors LG Innotek today announced a development of new concept textile flexible pressure sensors. This sensor senses pressure from the entire surface of the sensor and it is even bendable.
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Britain sets target of 57% CO2 cuts by 2030 Brexit or no Brexit, the British government seems intent on communicating its commitment to reducing emissions.
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Best movies for celebrating the Fourth of July Rejoice in our independence by streaming these 12 films.
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U.S. Lacking on Networked Cities List Ericsson recently released rankings of connected cities based on their use of information and communication technology. Where do American cities stack?
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Do-it-yourself sperm-counting centrifuge gets FDA approval It’s not just women who are monitoring their reproductive systems using internet-connected gadgets — now men can get in on the fun too! Say hello to Trak, a portable centrifuge that offers an easy way to test sperm count at home. The company behind Trak, Sandstone Diagnostics, unveiled the product years ago, but last month announced FDA approval, with Trak now set to go on sale in October this ye
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New system discovered with five planets NASA’s planet-discovering Kepler mission suffered a major mechanical failure in May 2013, but thanks to innovative techniques subsequently implemented by astronomers the satellite continues to uncover worlds beyond our solar system (i.e., exoplanets). Indeed, Andrew Vanderburg (CfA) and colleagues just published results highlighting a new system found to host five transiting planets, which include
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Govt mulls airport-style security measures for Russian hotels – report The Russian government is preparing a motion that would obligate hotels to introduce tighter security measures, including conducting luggage checks and installing CCTV cameras in rooms, a popular daily reported, quoting an unnamed source in the cabinet. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Austrian court cancels presidential election result, orders re-run The Austrian Constitutional Court has ruled that the presidential election must be held again. The vote, which took place on May 22, saw far-right candidate Norbert Hofer narrowly lose by just 31,000 votes, with Alexander Van der Bellen claiming victory. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Beware the Blair: Former PM hints at role in ‘extraordinarily complex’ EU Brexit talks Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair says it would not be “sensible” to put a pro-Leave campaigner in charge of EU Brexit negotiations, hinting he may want a role in the talks himself. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Murder by drone: Obama to announce civilian death toll numbers, but there’s a catch President Barack Obama is expected to announce the number of civilians killed by “illegal” US drone strikes Friday, but only in countries where the world’s biggest military hasn’t officially declared war. Read Full Article at RT.com
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FreedomPop SIM serves up 10GB of data for £10 per month Mobile provider FreedomPop is best known for its Basic 200 tariff, which gives users 200 minutes, 200 texts and 200MB of 4G data each month absolutely free. The company balances the books by way of overage charges and various paid, bolt-on features, as well as offering premium plans on 30-day contracts. And the latest of these is nothing short of bonkers. FreedomPop’s currently offering a SIM-only
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SUSS MicroTec Launches New Generation of Semi-Automated Mask and Bond Aligners SUSS MicroTec, a leading supplier of equipment and process solutions for the semiconductor industry and related markets, announced the launch of the MA/BA Gen4 series today. The new generation of…
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3 Ways to Screenshot on Windows 10 Without Print Screen I don’t have a Print Screen button on my keyboard, which means I can’t take screenshots using the normal method — hitting Print Screen, pasting the image into Paint, and saving as a PNG. But there are other reasons for not using Print Screen for screenshots, too. Here are a few alternative methods you can use instead. Method 1: Remap Print Screen There are certain tools you can use, such as KeyTwe
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Retired man makes badass breakfast machine LONDON — Q: What’s better than breakfast?  A: Breakfast prepared by a machine two older British men built to make their wives the perfect breakfast.  SEE ALSO: Dad invents groundbreaking anti-bug mechanism for summer cookouts Inventor Peter Browne, age 69, worked with his buddy Mervyn Huggett to build the “Sunday Morning Breakfast Machine”‘ which serves up the perfect toast, soft-boiled
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Particle energy spectra can distinguish black holes from compact massive objects Scientists from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, the Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics, and the National Research University Higher School of Economics have devised a method of distinguishing black holes from compact massive objects that are externally indistinguishable from one another. The method involves studying the energy spectrum of particles moving in the vicinit
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Beach reads for techies 2016 Summertime, and the reading is easy Image by ThinkstockThere’s something about summer — with its longer days, warmer weather and (hopefully) lighter workloads — that tempts people to slow down, stretch out and enjoy a good book. For IT types, that often means catching up on some of the best business and technology books out there.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click h
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Cryo-EM’s renaissance: NERSC resources help illuminate human molecular machinery In a pair of breakthrough Nature papers published recently, researchers in Eva Nogales’ Lab at UC Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) mapped two important protein functions in unprecedented detail: The role of TFIID, effectively improving our understanding of how our molecular machinery identifies the right DNA to copy; and how proteins unzip double-stranded DNA,
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Is the DEA About to Legalize Marijuana? Sometime soon, the Drug Enforcement Administration is expected to announce its response to the two most recent petitions asking it to reclassify marijuana. As I explain in my latest Forbes column, the imminence of that decision has given rise to unrealistic expectations: Rumor has it that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) plans to legalize marijuana any day now. Rumor also has it that Ba
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Berkeley Lab prepares for quantum-classical computing future Jarrod McClean and his Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory colleagues want to simulate and predict the chemistry and properties of advanced compounds before scientists go into the lab to make them.
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Tesla responds to first ever death-by-autopilot crash in Florida This week Tesla disclosed that the first known death caused by a self-driving car was due to one of its own. Joshua Brown was involved in a fatal accident on May 7, when his Model S sensor system failed to discriminate between a bright white sky and the bright white side of a large 18-wheel truck crossing the highway. A release by Tesla admits that the autopilot system is “not perfect and still re
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June’s powerful new PC hardware: The dawn of a glorious future Staring into the futureImage by Brad ChacosIn a year that’s already been flat-out fantastic for hot new PC hardware, June nevertheless managed to set a new high-water mark.How could it not? This month brought the arrival of fresh chips from both Intel and AMD, the introduction of PCs you wear on your back (seriously), and the glorious rekindling of the graphics card war with a new generation of cu
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Top U.S. Science Organizations Hammer Congress on Climate Change—Again Scientists implore action and note rising bipartisan demands for action as heat waves and wildfires worsen — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Pollen Pam 3D printer can use four materials in a single print A relatively unknown 3D printer firm out of France called Pollen has unveiled a new 3D printer that has some very interesting features. The printer is called Pam, which naturally makes me think of Archer. Rather than being a tattooed drifter, this Pam is a large 3D printer that is aimed at businesses that need to be able to print … Continue reading
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The Something Strong Tri-Color Canvas & Wool Messenger Bag Is The Hotness Looking for a summer style upgrade? The inStash Shop has your back. Currently on sale for just $49 (61% off regular pricing of $129!) is the Something … Read More
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Ditch The MacBook Air And Get Yourself The NEW HP Spectre! Got the MacBook Air blues? While Apple may not have updated the Air this year, a number of its competitors have released ultrabooks which come within striking … Read More
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Britain’s FTSE index hits 10-mo high despite Brexit hysteria London’s FTSE 100 rose for a fourth straight session on Friday to reach its highest level since last summer, recovering from the initial negative impact caused by the UK’s vote to leave the EU in a referendum last week. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Jamaican cannabis kiosks at airports could give tourists legal highs Jamaica is contemplating giving tourists arriving in the country the chance to get high as soon as they clear customs. Talks are underway on installing cannabis kiosks at airports and seaports, which Jamaica believes could boost government revenues. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Fastest growth in Russian factory activity since 2014 Russia’s manufacturing sector has seen its most rapid expansion in 19 months, as output and new orders rose in June, according to the monthly Markit survey published on Friday. Read Full Article at RT.com
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To the rescue? 60,000 join Labour in 1 week as party’s MPs launch anti-Corbyn coup Tens of thousands of new supporters have joined the Labour Party in the past week, despite two thirds of the Parliamentary party launching a coup against left-wing leader Jeremy Corbyn. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Army Corps to reduce lake flows fueling Florida algae bloom As a noxious algae bloom fouls beaches on Florida’s Atlantic coast, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing to reduce the flow of water from Lake Okeechobee that many blame for fueling the problem.
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Citizen scientists to investigate our saltmarshes Marine scientists are appealing to citizen scientists to collect information about Britain’s saltmarshes with a new mobile phone app.
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Researchers monitored seismic shocks that preceded Iceland’s biggest volcanic eruption in 200 years In 2014, Cambridge researchers monitored a series of seismic shocks which preceded Iceland’s biggest volcanic eruption in 200 years. The dramatic story of their work, and its scientific value, is now part of this year’s Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition.
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Gravitational lens zooms in on why some quasars have the radio turned down Mini-jets of material ejected from a central supermassive black hole appear to be the culprits behind faint radio wave emissions in ‘radio-quiet’ quasars. A study of gravitationally lensed images of four radio-quiet quasars has revealed the structure of these distant galaxies in unprecedented detail. This has enabled astronomers to trace the radio emissions to a very small region at the heart of t
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Chance microlensing events probe galactic cores Some galaxies pump out vast amounts of energy from a very small volume of space, typically not much bigger than our own solar system. The cores of these galaxies, so called Active Galactic Nuclei or AGNs, are often hundreds of millions or even billions of light years away, so are difficult to study in any detail. Natural gravitational ‘microlenses’ can provide a way to probe these objects, and now
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Bug Researchers Are Digitising Their Collections of Skewered Insects Air mailing tiny biological specimens to entomologists in different countries is full of risks. Sometimes they get destroyed en route to their destination or even lost in the post.Researchers from Berlin’s Museum of Natural History want to tackle these problems with a project dubbed “Zoosphere.” For this project, they’ve digitized around 80 insect specimens from a collection of several million so
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Berkeley Lab prepares for quantum-classical computing future Jarrod McClean and his Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory colleagues want to simulate and predict the chemistry and properties of advanced compounds before scientists go into the lab to make them.
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Image: Sentinel-2A captures Mount St Helens Sentinel-2A captured this image of Mount St Helens in the US state of Washington on 8 February.
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Analysis of anatomy and diet finds evolution follows least resistant path Evolution follows the path of least resistance, which can result in suboptimal physical traits that don’t ideally match the functional need, according to a new analysis by University of Arkansas anthropologist Peter Ungar.
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Google is building a VR mode for Chrome on Android If you doubted the scope of Google’s VR ambitions, doubt no longer: as well as bringing virtual reality to Android Nougat in the form of Daydream, it’s also building it into its mobile Chrome browser.The latest beta and developer versions of the app include WebVR capabilities that essentially let you make the most of websites designed with virtual reality in mind – websites as well as apps can the
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Week in Tech: Week in Tech: N is for Nougat, Now TV, and nano-cams It’s been a funny old week, especially in the UK: all the politicians appear to have gone completely mad, and are running around like characters from Game of Thrones – and Game of Thrones just happens to be one of the shows you can watch on the brand new Now TV, which combines the best of Freeview and on-demand streaming for UK viewers. How’s that for a segue?And Now TV isn’t the only great thing
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LEGO-Like Smartphones Slowly Snapping into Place Google, LG and others are experimenting with gadgets that come with swappable cameras and sensors and could hit the market next year — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Secrets of the solar system: the July 2016 issue of Physics World is now out Explore the Juno mission to Jupiter, join the search for Planet Nine, see new views of Pluto and more
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The US Rowing Team’s Antimicrobial Suit Can’t Defeat Rio’s Polluted Water Health experts aren’t sure US rowers’ fancy antimicrobial gear will do much to protect water athletes from nasty viruses and bacteria at the Olympics. The post The US Rowing Team’s Antimicrobial Suit Can’t Defeat Rio’s Polluted Water appeared first on WIRED.
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Climate scientists: Jet stream crossing equator not unprecedented A story picked up by Inhabitat and other publications that the Northern Hemisphere jet stream crossing the equator and mixing with the Southern Hemisphere jet stream is “unprecedented” and signifies a “global climate emergency,” in the words of Paul Beckwith, a geography professor at the University of Ottawa, appears to not be accurate according to atmospheric scientists interv
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New survey seeks to understand how good UK gardens are for pollinators The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and the University of Bristol are asking gardeners to take part in a new study to identify the most commonly planted pollinator-friendly plants and assess how good UK gardens are for pollinators.
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Are Touch Screens Ruining Our Children? Are mobile devices ruining today’s children? Science weighs in — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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8 ways history would have been ruined by technology But there are plenty of world leaders who could have benefited from Snapchat.
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Jurassic Multi-Tools Give the old tool belt a fun prehistoric touch by equipping yourself with these Jurassic multi-tools. It features a copper etched Jurassic crocodile that comes with built-in screwdrivers, box cutters, bottle openers, and hex wrenches. Check it out $90.00
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Modular Height Adjustable Sofa Achieve total comfort by putting together the perfect couch using this modular height adjustable sofa. The innovative design features a set of individual stools you can bundle together in the form of a lounger, couch, bed, chair, ottoman, or even a kickass couch fort. Check it out $895.71
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Constellation Clock Speaker Marvel at the beauty of the universe while you jam out by listening to your tunes out of this constellation clock speaker. The speaker offers an up close view of the northern hemisphere’s constellations while providing lovely ambient lighting. Check it out $130.00
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Austrian court orders presidential election rerun after far-right challenge Austria’s Norbert Hofer won Friday another shot at being elected the European Union’s first far-right president after a court dramatically annulled May’s closely fought election result because of irregularities.
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The Flyboard Air Hoverboard The future of flight has finally arrived in the form of the Flyboard Air hoverboard. Unlike previous models that remained tethered to the ground, this game-changing hoverboard is powered by four 250 hp turbo-engines that can rocket you upwards in a semi-stable manner. Check it out  
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AutoLens analysis steps up for Euclid’s 100,000 strong gravitational lens challenge The European Space Agency’s Euclid satellite, due for launch in 2020, will set astronomers a huge challenge: to analyse one hundred thousand strong gravitational lenses. The gravitational deflection of light from distant astronomical sources by massive galaxies (strong lenses) along the light path can create multiple images of the source that are not just visually stunning, but are also valuable t
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Mission creep? 250 more British troops sent into Iraq Britain is ramping up its operations in Iraq by sending a further 250 troops to the war-torn state in a bid to crush the Islamic State terror group (IS, Daesh, formerly ISIS/ISIL). Read Full Article at RT.com
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Rostov rainstorm: Flash flooding devastates southern Russian city (PHOTOS, VIDEOS) Torrential rain streaming in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don caused havoc on the streets, killing one person and leaving about a dozen others injured. Hundreds of cars and businesses were destroyed in the deluge. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Glow-in-the-Dark Campfire Roasting Sticks Compact telescoping roasting sticks with fun glow-in-the-dark handles so you can see them at night around a campfire.Click Here For Complete Details
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How Oracle’s business as usual is threatening to kill Java Coffee break with lots of splashes. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Oracle has quietly pulled funding and development efforts away from a community-driven technology where customers and partners have invested time and code. It all seems to be happening for no reason other than the tech isn’t currently printing money. It’s a familiar pattern for open source projects that have become t
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10 Best Travel Backpacks Lightweight bags for summer traveling.
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When “No Longer Available” strikes in iCloud Music Library I recently wrote for this column about problems with iCloud not matching the correct versions of songs. This is a huge source of frustration for music lovers who want their music in the cloud. But iCloud Music Library has other annoyances. One of these is the iCloud Status that you may see in your iTunes library: No Longer Available. Record labels and artists are free to choose whether to allow
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War on Vaping an Effort To Prop up Tobacco Taxes: New at Reason It’s not just puritanism that animates progressives’ opposition to vaping, it’s also the love of taxes. Steven Greenhut writes: Taking dollars from government agencies and government-addicted nonprofits makes them as grumpy as taking the last pack of cigarettes from a habitual smoker. Even though the state passed several new laws—raising the smoking age to 21 and regulating e-cigarettes like tob
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Scientists simulate the climate warming forces driving the jet stream’s sometimes erratic path The jet stream influences weather patterns over the northern mid-latitude region, a place most of the world’s people call home. Like an atmospheric “steering wheel,” the jet stream directs cold fronts and propels warm fronts eastward around the globe. The residents in the mid-latitudes are familiar with typical weather events driven by the jet stream. Yet, like dropping a powerful rock i
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Fetal surgery stands to advance from new glues inspired by mussels UC Berkeley engineer Phillip Messersmith is happy to be learning lessons from a lowly mollusk, with the expectation that the knowledge gained will enable him and fellow physicians to prevent deaths among their youngest patients—those who haven’t been born yet.
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Dawn completes primary mission On June 30, just in time for the global celebration known as Asteroid Day, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft completes its primary mission. The mission exceeded all expectations originally set for its exploration of protoplanet Vesta and dwarf planet Ceres.
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Don’t get all wet — slap this limited edition waterproof case on your iPad If you’ve ever been poolside with an iPad, Apple Watch, or iPhone, you know know what a harrowing experience that can be: You’re constantly alert, trying desperately to shield your pricey device from splashes or worse. And goodness forbid you drop it in said body of water. iOS devices, as countless videos terrifyingly illustrate, aren’t the slightest bit waterproof. That’s where Catalyst Lifestyle
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Static electricity may transport dust across airless planetary bodies A NASA-funded research team, led by Mihaly Horanyi at the University of Colorado-Boulder (CU-Bolder), has conducted laboratory experiments to bring closure to a long-standing issue of electrostatic dust transport, explaining a variety of unusual phenomena on the surfaces of airless planetary bodies, including observations from the Apollo era to the recent Rosetta comet mission. The research being
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Fine-tuning prosthetics for cyclists Disabled cyclists will be among those competing at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in September 2016. Ensuring top performance calls for prosthetics of superior design, but tailoring them to handle the combination of movements cyclists make has always been a problem. Now, in a new movement lab, a test prosthesis is helping to quickly and precisely optimize these artificial limbs.
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This ‘Futurama’ LEGO Planet Express Ship Would Be An Awesome Set The world needs a Futurama LEGO set, and this Planet Express ship design from Nicola Stocchi would be ideal. The render was created in LEGO Digital Designer using 5112 parts. Check out more pics on Stocchi’s Flickr page. (via The Brothers Brick)
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6 apps to distract and amuse yourself while you’re stuck in traffic this weekend Leave the fireworks to the professionals.  More people than ever are going to travel this Fourth of July weekend, smashing previous records. This increase in vacationers means more cars on the road, and more traffic for everyone. SEE ALSO: Heading out of town? July 4th travel to break record While you’re stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic, tensions can run high and tempers become short. Sometimes
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Significant Digits For Friday, July 1, 2016 You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. Happy Canada Day.30 percentPercentage of married households in which spouses have different political views. One-third of those households involve a Democrat married to a Republican. [FiveThirtyEight]31 songsOf the 128 songs to hit the Top 40 this year, 31 were performed by women, 22 by groups of men a
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Better quality control with digital assistance systems Errors can be spotted early and resources can be saved when many individuals share knowledge in a company. This is the case with a honing machine used to hone crankcases at VW’s engine plant in Salzgitter: A digital assistance system developed by Fraunhofer researchers will enable significantly more workers to ensure the quality of honing in the future than now.
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How we want to live in 2053 As part of the “Shaping Future” research project, Fraunhofer researchers have developed an original participatory foresight methodology with which laymen can describe their future technology requirements and share them with scientists. Initial results show that people want to have technologies that improve their mental and physical capabilities, protect their privacy and store and transp
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Rapid test identifies disease pathogens At present, bacteria, fungi or viruses can generally only be detected with certainty by way of elaborate laboratory tests or animal experiments. The food and pharmaceutical industries would like to have faster tests to check their products. Fraunhofer researchers are therefore developing a stick that works like a pregnancy test and quickly delivers a result. In the future, it is also to be used fo
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Opinion: Politics for the planet—why nature and wildlife need their own U.N. seats Whether we consider wild weather, unprecedented Arctic melting and global temperatures, or the Great Barrier Reef, the global environment is generating alarming news. Predictions of multi-metre sea level rises, the collapse of marine biodiversity and food chains, and global warming far beyond 2℃ are equally concerning. Is our system of global environmental law and governance adequate to this crisi
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Ancient symbiosis points to possible whitefly controls Uncovering the details of a 100 million-year-old symbiosis between bacteria and whiteflies opens the door for controlling an insect pest that is rated one of the top 10 invasive species on the planet.
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Russia ‘to take 380 athletes to Rio’ as Isinbayeva submits individual application to compete Russia is looking to be represented by 380 athletes at this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, according to Russian officials. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Culture Ministry orders major study into Russophobia & means to counter it The Russian Ministry of Culture has announced a tender for research aimed at uncovering attempts to “de-Russify” Russia. The results of the study should also propose methods for countering “Russophobic” media campaigns and other similar propaganda. Read Full Article at RT.com
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This ‘ambiguous cylinders’ illusion is blowing my tiny mind I’m British, and if I didn’t already have enough reasons to drink heavily this weekend, I can go ahead and add this video to the list. Look: reality is broken. It’s been well and truly Done In and it wasn’t even some interdimensional superbomb that did it. Just a bunch of cylinders which are also rectangular prisms when you look at them in the mirror, but when you turn them round they become rect
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The first big Internet of Things security breach is just around the corner A huge security breach traced back to an unsecured IoT device will happen within the next two years, warn security experts.
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Research reveals why males outnumber females in bird world Female birds ‘fly the nest’ from sparsely populated breeding sites leaving behind small groups of lonely males – according to new research from the University of East Anglia.
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A new tool to ensure the safety of injecting CO2 underground Sequestering carbon dioxide underground is likely to play a key role in meeting reduction targets set at the IPCC conference in Paris last year. Researchers at EPFL have developed a simulation tool to evaluate the impact of the injection process on the host rock.
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How to transfer a video from OS X to iOS Marianne Stecher just wants to shift some media from one Apple device she owns to another: I’m trying to send a video from my Mac to my iPhone. I don’t have cell service so I can’t send through a text, only over Wi-Fi. I shared it through iCloud sharing so that I could save it to my phone and upload it on my account, but it won’t allow me to save the video to the phone. Emailing doesn’t work e
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Five Frizz Fighting Grooming Creams A good grooming cream will keep your hair under control. The post Five Frizz Fighting Grooming Creams appeared first on The Manual.
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Disgraced US agent may be responsible for multiple Bitcoin thefts A US secret service agent already convicted of stealing over $800,000 in Bitcoin during the Silk Road investigation is also suspected of lifting even more of the cryptocurrency from two other cases. According to the affidavit, the former agent is suspected of stealing roughly $700,000 from the secret service’s account months after the agency was urged to block his access. Shaun Bridges pleaded gui
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Tiny1 Astronomy Camera Tini1 Astronomy Camera has just landed on the market and it has made quite an impact, it?s the tiniest camera there is designed and developed to photograph the stars in the sky above us, but its greatest feature, along with the high quality lenses it comes with, is its specially developed software that enables you to locate and see exactly what you?re looking for with the guidance assistance syste
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Breaksafe Magnetic Cable With the introduction of USB-C on new MacBook?s, Apple?s MagSafe connector safety feature is absent. The new BreakSafe Magnetic Cable by Griffin saves you hundreds of dollars in repairs when you trip over it. The magnetic cable works with every device that utilizes the increasingly ubiquitous USB-C port, and safely disconnects from the rest of the cable when under stress or strain, like tripping o
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McDonald’s opens branch in Singapore with VR and Kinect-powered fun – CNET The new restaurant is also brimming with wireless (and wired) chargers for your phone.
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Why AI’s massive disruptions may be just what you’re looking for – CNET Artificial intelligence is becoming a serious part of our lives. Get ready for machines that know you — really, really know you.
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Amazon picks up exclusive rights to stream PBS Kids shows – CNET Daniel Tiger and other educational pals will stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.
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Imaging at the speed of light Researchers have improved upon a new camera technology that can image at speeds about 100 times faster than today’s commercial cameras while also capturing more image frames. The new technology opens a host of new possibilities for studying extremely fast processes such as neurons firing, chemical reactions, fuel burning or chemicals exploding.
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Replacing dietary salt with seaweed Salt (sodium chloride) is an essential nutrient, but one that is often present in surprising quantities in industrially processed foods. Consuming too much sodium puts strain on the heart, stomach and kidneys. Fraunhofer researchers show how seaweed, which has a naturally salty taste, has the potential to replace salt.
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Lava Mae’s big blue bus brings mobile showers to San Francisco’s homeless population Lava Mae is a San Francisco-based concept which aims to “deliver dignity” by providing shower and toilet services in a repurposed bus that roves around the city, making regular stops to provide the much-needed facilities to homeless guests.   We covered the story of Lava Mae a few years back, when their idea of converting old buses into mobile showers for the homeless was still just anot
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713 trillion gallons of water discovered under drought-stricken California Stanford University researchers have just found a potential new source of water deep underneath California’s Central Valley. While the thought of accessing 713 trillion gallons of fresh, untapped water might be tempting, the reality isn’t that simple and probably won’t save the state from either itself or the effects of climate change. A paper recently published in the Proceedings of the National
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Facebook’s army of bots is now 11,000 strong Earlier this year Facebook shared its vision of a chatbot-filled future – AI-powered programs working through Messenger to help us order pizza, find support with a wonky gadget or get the latest football scores. They’re kind of a cross between digital assistants (like Google Now) and telephone support lines.Well, developers apparently love the idea: there are already 11,000 bots available on Faceb
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Infographic: Juno, built to withstand intense radiation environments Juno has been headed for Jupiter since 2011 to study the gas giant’s atmosphere, aurora, gravity and magnetic field. This infographic illustrates the radiation environments Juno has traveled through on its journey near Earth and in interplanetary space.
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Focal introduces Utopia, Elear and Listen headphones The world does not consist of solely your city, state or country. We are living in a global village in the here and now, and hence, it is far from surprising to see the likes of Focal, a leading French speaker and headphone manufacturer, introduce not one or two, but rather, three pairs of premium headphones. These three will be known as the Utopia, Elear and Listen. Focal’s high-end headphones di
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Tesla driver killed in first fatal crash using Autopilot The driver of an electric Tesla car has been killed in a road accident after its Autopilot mode failed to recognise an oncoming lorry. (more…)
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Jungle House by Studio MK27 features a rooftop infinity pool with views over a Brazilian rainforest A swimming pool on the roof of this concrete residence by Brazilian office Studio MK27 sits within the dense canopy of a coastal rainforest in São Paulo state (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Netherlands first to establish nationwide Internet of Things network The first country on earth has now readied itself for the Internet of Things (IoT), according to Phys.Org. The Netherlands, which is about the same size as Connecticut and Massachusetts combined, is completely covered by telecom KPN’s LoRa (long range) wireless access. The KPN network is a low data rate (LoRa) mobile communications network that is also compatible with the telecom’s 2G, 3G, and 4G
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Rosetta will end its mission by crashing into comet on September 30 The European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission, which involves a probe orbiting Comet 67P (also known as Churyumov-Gerasimenko), will finally be coming to an end after 12 years of study. The space agency has scheduled September 30th as the spacecraft’s last, where it will make a controlled crash into the surface of its partnering space rock. Think of it like a … Continue reading
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Referendum petition hack shows even democracy can be trolled The electronic petition submitted to parliament calling for a second referendum on Britain’s exit from the European Union is a notable development in digital democracy. The number of signatories has passed 4m – how many will be required for it to represent a legitimate form of mass protest that deserves a political response? It’s certainly the most significant example of clicktivism the world has
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Pterosaurs should have been too big to fly – so how did they manage it? Imagine an animal the size of a small airplane flying above your head. This is what you might have seen 70m years ago when giant pterosaurs roamed the skies. These flying reptiles that lived above the dinosaurs’ heads during the Mesozoic era were the largest animals ever to fly. The biggest pterosaurs, giant azhdarchids, had wingspans of between 10 and 11 metres.
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Australian researchers have developed ultra-accurate synchronisation tech for largest telescope Last week, a team of Australian researchers successfully completed ‘Astronomical Verification’ of a critical sub-system of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA)—the forthcoming radio telescope that will be the largest and most sensitive on Earth.
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Frenchman stabbed by couple shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ Police are investigating after a French charity worker says he was attacked by an axe and knife by a couple who shouted “Allahu Akbar”.
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Brexit: Tensions emerge over UK-EU trade negotiations UK and EU politicians send conflicting signals about how the UK’s Brexit negotiations should proceed.
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Kids’ Play Room Design With A Creative Storage Wall Most of kids dream of their own tree house or some other little home as their personal one. This kids’ room is centered around a play house with toys, which excites not only children but also adults. This space transformed a central support beam into the perfect little treehouse for the young resident to play inside. In fact, the entire bedroom seems themed around a neighborhood motif, with potted
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Focus on Your Biggest Financial Drains to Minimize Your Budgeting Stress You’ve probably been told that when it’s time to save money, every dollar counts. While this is true, cutting out your morning coffee isn’t going to have as profound an impact as downsizing your home. Put your effort into reducing your largest expenses to fix your budget with minimal stress.As advice site The Muse explains, every financial decision you make takes time, effort, and mental energy. S
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Futuristic nap pods get upgraded with sleepy sounds, but do they work? I wanted to know what it’s like to nap inside a giant futuristic egg, so I went to a sleep clinic in downtown Manhattan to find out. There, I entered the MetroNaps EnergyPod — pods that look like very comfy chairs you’d expect to see on a spaceship. They’re used by places like Google and NASA, and they’re getting a sensory upgrade thanks to a new partnership with a company called Pzizz, which pro
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Wildfires devastate part of southern Spain (VIDEO,PHOTOS) Authorities in the Spanish province of Albacete are desperately trying to tackle forest fires, fueled by strong winds in the area. Almost 150 firefighters and troops have been mobilized to try and put out the blazes. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Ozone layer ‘to heal’ by 2050, hole shrank by 4 million sq km in last 15yrs – researchers The hole in the ozone layer has diminished by 4 million sq km since 2000 and could heal completely by 2050, scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have shown in their latest study, which appeared in the journal Science. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Legalize sex work now, say British MPs Sex work should be decriminalized and the legal framework surrounding the industry should be reformed, according to a Home Affairs Committee (HAC) report into the safety and well-being of workers and clients. Read Full Article at RT.com
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This Device Surrounds You In A Bubble Of Clean Air You don’t have to purify all the air—just the air around your head.A decade ago, on flights to visit his family in Beijing while he was an engineering student at MIT, Raymond Wu started to think about the increasingly filthy air in the city. “My parents, my grandparents, were all breathing this not-so-good air,” he says. “I could definitely tell that their health wasn’t good as a re
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Yale Engineers Turn Wasted Heat Into Power Yale University engineers have developed a new technology that makes energy from the low-temperature wasted heat produced by industrial sources and power plants. It is estimated that recoverable waste heat in the U.S. alone could power tens of millions of homes. Although existing technologies can reuse high-temperature heat or convert it to electricity, it is […] The post Yale Engineers Turn Wa
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Color-changing materials could be used to detect structural failure in energy-related equipment Researchers at MIT are making fluorescent polymer gels that change color when they’re shaken, heated, exposed to acid, or otherwise disrupted. Given such a response, these novel materials could …
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Microscale marine interactions may shape critical carbon cycles In 1930, the deep-sea explorer William Beebe became the first to observe “marine snow,” an ever-present undersea shower of flocculent organic particles composed of dead phytoplankton, zooplankton …
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The discovery of a totally new kind of ‘mark’ in human cell nucleus Japanese research group verified the presence of a protein modification that is a unique mark in human cell nucleus. This protein modification, Histone H4 lysine 20 acetylation (H4K20ac), was only discovered in plant cells and its existence in mammalian cells has been indirectly proven. Their study suggests that H4K20ac is associated with gene repression. This new discovery of H4K20ac may lead to
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Geomicrobiologists show that many bacteria and fungi in soil make organohalogens Organohalogens like perchloroethene and trichloroethene are prominent groundwater pollutants due to their industrial use as dry cleaning and degreasing agents and their widespread release into the environment. Volatile organohalogens like chloromethane strongly influence atmospheric chemistry and thereby Earth’s climate by causing ozone depletion when released into the atmosphere. For a long time
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Better understanding could lead to more cost-effective production of cellulosic biofuels Plant cell walls, which constitute the bulk of plant biomass, are diverse, complex, and dynamic in their structural composition and integrity. Cell walls are innately resistant to deconstruction by biological or chemical catalysts. This property is often referred to as recalcitrance, and recalcitrance is considered the primary barrier to cost-effective production of cellulosic biofuels. Pretreatme
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E. coli fatty acid biosynthesis system could more efficiently convert biomass to desired products Valuable chemicals and fuels have been produced in engineered strains of Escherichia coli by deregulating this organism’s fatty acid synthase (FAS), causing the microorganism to pump out chemicals. For example, E. coli produces chemicals used to manufacture detergents and lubricants as well as methyl ketones that have promising fuel properties. Previous microbial production methods have been based
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The Original UE Boom Is An Incredible Bluetooth Speaker For $63 Refurb UE Boom, $63Though it’s been replaced by the UE Boom 2, the original UE Boom was at one point the best Bluetooth speaker you could buy, and it remains a fantastic option today.http://gizmodo.com/the-best-bluet…While supplies last, Amazon’s offering up certified refurbs for $63, which is by far the best price we’ve ever seen. Considering this used to sell regularly for $200, that’s a whole
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Camera Trap Photographs Capture India’s Wild Tigers The images are helping conservationists estimate population sizes of the secretive cats — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Clinton and Lynch—Corruption, Not ‘Optics’: New at Reason Attorney General Loretta Lynch met with former President Bill Clinton, whose wife, the presumptive Democratic nominee, is under FBI investigation. No big deal, right? David Harsanyi writes: David Axelrod, Obama’s chief political advisor, tweeted: “I take (Loretta Lynch) & (Bill Clinton) at their word that their convo in Phoenix didn’t touch on probe. But foolish to create such optics.&q
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Israel seals off Hebron after surge of attacks Israel has sealed off the city of Hebron in the occupied West Bank, following an upsurge in deadly attacks.
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“A Planet On Steroids”: Your Guide To NASA’s Rendezvous With Jupiter On July 4, the Juno spacecraft is slated to enter Jupiter’s orbit for a 20-month study of that planet. Here’s how we’ll get there.Jet Propulsion Laboratory is celebrating Independence Day at Jupiter.Read Full Story
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How MIT And San Francisco Are Testing A New Approach To Disaster Prep Resilience isn’t just about what happens when disaster strikes. It’s about what happens in the days—and years—before that.Suddenly, you wake up. The ground has already stopped shaking, but a small earthquake seems to have knocked out the power. You reach for your phone and realize you don’t have service, either. Just finding out what’s happening is suddenly very hard.Read Full Story
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What Makes a Device Waterproof or Water-Resistant? The new crop of flagship Androids boast of letting you take photos in the pool or not worrying about your handset when it rains. Even the next iPhone is rumored to be safe from water damage. Sounds cool, doesn’t it? But they aren’t waterproof. No, these devices are water-resistant, and there’s a difference. It’s not just phones, of course. As we move into a world where wearable tech can change our
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Exxon Is Fighting for Its Right to Deny Climate Change Does Exxon Mobil have a constitutional right to sow doubt about climate science? The post Exxon Is Fighting for Its Right to Deny Climate Change appeared first on WIRED.
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The Best Trick For Freelancers Is to Be Awesome at What You Do Freelancers have to learn a ton of skills like how to find clients, determine what to charge, and make sure they get paid. With all the hot tips freelancers are given, there’s one that’s more important than all of them: be good at what you do.This seems like it should go without saying. After all, who’s applying for jobs they’re not good at, right? Except, as business site Inc. points out, that ha
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This Discounted Harmony Remote Leans Heavily On Its Touchscreen Logitech Harmony Touch, $100While the Logitech Harmony Touch doesn’t have as many physical buttons as its brethren, its integrated touchscreen can perform all of the same functions as you control up to 15 of your favorite devices, from a database of nearly a quarter million. $100 is a match for the best price we’ve seen, so pick one up before they’re all swallowed up in someone else’s couch cushio
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The Perfect Drawing: 8 Axonometric Projections That Lend Architecture a Whole New Perspective Axonometric drawings are far from easy to draw by hand. Nevertheless, they are a powerful tool for visually communicating complex spatial arrangements, making them well worth the effort. Their unique viewpoint allows for highly descriptive drawings that represent three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional surface. With axonometric projection, the usual laws of perspective don’t quite apply: The
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UP&GO Aerial Camera With UP&GO by your side, you will never have to worry about chasing around an aerial camera again. This aerial camera will take off from your hands, and land right back to your hands, going wherever you go and following you with ease. UP&GO features five professional camera movements so that your personal aerial videos can capture your remarkable life and make every second look incredible
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Sightsaver Sunglasses – Sunscreen For Your Eyes HEV sun rays are as damaging as the better-known UVA and UVB rays. Natural melanin in our eyes protects against them but diminishes as we age. Their proprietary, scientifically-proven, synthetic melanin (Melaneye) infused in our lenses is a practical and effective way to compensate for and protect against natural melanin loss and HEV rays. HEV rays cause cataracts and macular degeneration (AMD). 9
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The Perfect Duo – iFace M⁺ iPhone Case + Magnetic Car Mount In the US, smartphones are already part of our lives and in the car. So the behind The Perfect Duo wanted to make a phone case to make car life easier and better. They designed the patent pending iFace M⁺ Case with a metal plate directly inserted into its case body. All magnetic car mounts require a metal plate to be placed either on the phone or in between the phone and its case. If you were ever
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GPS Mini Locator The Trackerphone For Kids “GPS Locator” is a new generation of personal GPS tracking gadget you can use for your kids, elderly or pets or simply as a personal asset. It is compact, accurate, discreet, and reliable. With GSM and GPRS network connectivity, the GPS Locator can easily work almost anywhere in the world. It comes with a mobile app and tracking function by using which you can check the position of the tracker any
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Balanst Premium Wallet – Your Privacy Masterpiece It is a sleek, minimalist and private wallet that is RFID protected, due to the anodized aluminum exterior. This wallet opens with a smooth flick of the thumb and gives you quick access to your belongings anywhere on the go. It replaces the beauty of a classic wallet without sacrificing the functional or traditional features. What makes this wallet one of a kind is the smooth swipe-open top. You j
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Real Wood MacBook Cover by TOAST Make the finest bit of your technology a whole lot finer with the Real Wood MacBook Cover by TOAST. Made with 100% slim walnut wood veneer, this stunning case hugs each and every corner and panel of your MacBook to keep it safe from scratches and dings while giving you some extra grip. Despite this level of protection, the Real Wood MacBook Cover remains perfectly slim so your laptop can still sli
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Enough House / MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects Courtesy of MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects Architects: MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects Location: Upper Kingsburg, NS B0J, Canada Architect In Charge: MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects Area: 700.0 sqm Project Year: 2015 Photographs: Courtesy of MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects Courtesy of MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects From the architect. Enough H
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Ionic liquids from biomass waste could pretreat plants destined for biofuels Ionic liquids (ILs) have been shown to be an excellent pretreatment solvent for biomass; the ILs prepare the plant matter to be broken down into its component sugars, which can be used in creating biofuels. However, the availability and high cost of petroleum-derived ILs pose challenges. Synthesizing new ILs directly from biomass “wastes” – the lignin monomers and hemicellulose – is bein
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Characterization of poplar budbreak gene enhances understanding of spring regrowth Trees in temperate climates undergo annual cycles of growth and dormancy corresponding to summer and winter seasons, a critical strategy that allows perennial plants to survive cold and dehydration during the winter months. These important transitions are controlled by the length of the day, or photoperiod, and temperature, but the exact mechanisms by which these annual cycles are initiated in the
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Egg-shaped GreenPod office lets you work from almost anywhere https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3n9PHLBrk4 Created for both work and leisure, the multipurpose GreenPod offers the comfortable and controlled environment of an office space with the freedom to pop up nearly anywhere. The egg-shaped workspace would be engineered to block outside noise, respond to weather changes, automatically charge all electronic devices, and pull up on work files and data for t
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Dream Park My partner and I step through a portal and into a bright, vaguely Mayan temple. I pick up a torch to light the way, and we set off on our adventure: over the course of less than ten minutes, we find a hidden passage, escape from a huge serpent in an underground lake, climb hundreds of feet to a beautiful vista, and, after getting through a cramped hall full of spiders, fulfill a mystical prophecy
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Data Can Help Fix America’s Overcrowded Jails, Says White House An anonymous reader writes from a report via CNET: The White House launched a program called the Data-Driven Justice (DDJ) initiative to help reduce the population of jails. It will allow states to better divert low-level offenders with mental illness out of the criminal justice system and keep low-risk defendants out of jail while they await trial. The DDJ program could help alleviate the cost an
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Virtual reality lets you stroll around a breast cancer cell Medical researchers are using virtual reality to create accurate, explorable versions of our insides. Alice Klein goes for a walk
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Brexit vote was a tie, Britain will never leave EU – academic The EU referendum result was actually a draw and a Brexit should not be implemented because there would be “no country left” afterwards, an expert on European and UK constitutional law says. Read Full Article at RT.com
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EU extends sanctions against Russia for another six months The European Union has formally extended economic sanctions against Russia until January 31, 2017, the EU Council announced in a statement on Friday. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Taiwan misfires supersonic missile in China’s direction, kills own fisherman An anti-ship missile fired from a Taiwanese patrol boat towards mainland China by mistake hit a Taiwanese fishing boat many kilometers away. The Chinese military made no retaliatory move amid Communist Party anniversary celebrations. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Brexit opens door for stronger Russia-UK trade ties Britain’s vote to leave the European Union opens new opportunities for the development of business and trade relations between Russia and the UK, according to the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce (RBCC). Read Full Article at RT.com
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Our emoji etiquette guide schools you on lying, drooling, clown faces – CNET When’s the right time to send your friend a face with a long nose, or a severed arm taking a selfie? How about a clown face? The answers range from sometimes to never.
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Elevated carbon dioxide suppresses dominant plant species in a mixed-grass prairie Climate controls vegetation distribution across Earth, with some vegetation types being more vulnerable to climate change and others more resistant. Because resistance and resilience can influence ecosystem stability and determine how communities and ecosystems respond to climate change, evaluating the potential for resistance in future prairies and other ecosystems is important. Led by researcher
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Biological system reduces amount of freight for delivery to orbit Ever wondered why humans have not colonized Mars, or traveled further into space? We have. It is not because the technology is lacking – in fact, using the technology we have today it might be possible to achieve these aims (Wall 2013). The main limiting factor is the cost. For instance, the Curiosity mission cost 2.8 billion US dollars. During the mission, a rover was sent to Mars to investigate
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Don’t Forget to Budget for These Often Overlooked Travel Costs When you start a travel fund, you think about the obvious stuff, like flights and hotel, and the fun stuff, like souvenirs and food outings. There are some costs that are often overlooked, though, and those costs add up.Apartment Therapy points out ten hidden costs of travel. I’m pretty good with a budget, and even I’ve overlooked some of these. For example, there’s the cost of boarding your pets