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What happened to the laser razor that Darth Vader would use? Skarp Technologies’ unicorn that is the Laser Razor was supposed to be delivered to Indiegogo backers in March, with the device promising a laser shave that will not irritate the skin. Unfortunately, that deadline has passed, and without a peep from the company, some have wondered whether the razor even exists. Reaching out to the firm, CNET reports that, apparently, the laser razor is alive and k
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Linux Grabs More Than 2% of Desktop Market Share LichtSpektren writes: W3Counter’s stats for June 2016 are in, and Linux desktop accounts for 2.48% of all web visits from tracked websites… (Android is counted separately from “Linux desktop.”) Meanwhile, NetMarketShare shows Linux with a 2.02% share of the desktop market. And StatCounter shows a more detailed breakdown of the top 7 operating systems, with Windows 7 at 42.02%, Windows
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Technology will change where we live  Governor Jerry Brown has recently proposed legislation that would streamline the path for large scale development across California. It could have a huge impact on growing housing supply in San Francisco specifically, which suffers from NIMBYism and a lengthy, local review process for building developers. Read More
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7 Billion Animator Cyriak’s latest creation was inspired by the world’s ever growing population – representing humans with bunny rabbits whose ability to reproduce and multiply is only exceeded by their ability to creep us out. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Creative Spark: Deborah CookSlow WaveLove is the Only Reason We’re AliveAardman x Nathan LoveWinding Roads
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3 Ways To Set Work-Life Boundaries With Your Overbearing Boss Your boss’s outsize expectations don’t have to doom you to failure or hold your personal life captive.No one wants to disappoint his or her boss. Even if you’re not always in agreement with your manager, if you respect him and generally want to do good work, you probably want to avoid doing anything that’ll make him unhappy with you. But what if this person has such high expectations that you thin
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Knocki: Make Any Surface Smart As of this moment the radically innovative gadget Knocki is just a few days away from ending a meteoric run on Kickstarter. To put things immediately in perspective we’ll just throw the numbers at you: Knocki’s initial goal was to raise $35,000 and so far it’s earned more than a million dollars in funding. Yeah. This thing is huge. The […]Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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‘Their only religion is terrorism’: Bangladeshi PM slams ISIS hostage-taking attack The ISIS attack in Dhaka that claimed 20 lives was a “heinous act” unworthy of a Muslim, said Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina Wazed, adding that the only religion of those behind it is terrorism. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Assess your health with the Body Cardio scale This scale will tell you all about your health. The post Assess your health with the Body Cardio scale appeared first on The Manual.
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Amazon Gobbles Downtown Seattle, Builds Biospheres Amazon has grabbed more than 15% of Seattle’s office space inventory, which a local book author is describing as “the Amazocalypse”. And now Amazon is building three “gigantic spheres resembling melted-together Milk Duds in the shadow of their new 500-foot-tall office tower,” according to Bloomberg: The 100-foot-tall orbs — Amazon calls them Biospheres — will host more than 3
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Germany may face Istanbul-style attacks as IS fighters find way to Europe – spy chief The German spy chief has confirmed the possibility of massive terror attacks in Germany as his agency has obtained information on 17 ISIS militants who had entered Europe under the guise of refugees. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Battle of the bulge: Binge drinking & eating leaves N. Korean leader overweight – report North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un has weight issues according to South Korea’s spy agency, which states that he has put on around 40 kilos since becoming the country’s head of state in 2012. Paranoia and insomnia are believed to be the causes of his health problems. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Science fiction uses ultraviolet light to kill vampires: real science uses it fight and kill something worse — cancer Science fiction has repeatedly displayed ultraviolet light as a weapon against blood-sucking creatures of the night, but now hard science is giving the method a shot against a real everyday danger: cancer. Early test results indicate that it has the potential to be highly effective. Chemotherapy can be a devastating course of treatment for cancer patients. It enervates patients in hope of buying m
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Clean Rusty Grill Grates With Some Oil, Salt, and a Potato If you don’t grill very often that probably means you don’t clean your grill regularly either. If your grill grates are covered in burnt food and rust, you can get it ready for a cookout with a few household staples.In this video from the HouseholdHacker YouTube channel, you’ll find some clever cleaning tricks for around the house, like sprucing up your grill that’s seen better days. First, pull o
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China successfully refuels a satellite in orbit China is now one of the precious few countries that knows how to refuel satellites in space. The nation’s Tianyuan-1 system (launched aboard the Long March 7) has successfully topped up at least one satellite in orbit. Officials aren’t describing the process beyond likening it to that for airplanes, but the result is clear: the refueling should help satellites stay in orbit for longer, or make adj
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131 killed as 2 blasts rip through Ramadan crowds at Baghdad shopping areas (PHOTOS, VIDEO) Two blasts have ripped through busy market areas in Baghdad, Iraq’s capital, killing at least 131 people and injuring 200 others. Islamic State has claimed responsibility. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Bangladesh mourns victims of Dhaka cafe attack Bangladesh begins two days of national mourning for those killed when Islamic militants stormed a cafe in the capital, Dhaka.
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Meet Facebook’s ruthless algorithm mafia – CNET Technically Incorrect: An amusing new College Humor video suggests that Facebook really, really would like it if you’d “like” certain articles.
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Considering an iOS 10 downgrade? Here are a few things to keep in mind Many developers are currently enjoying iOS 10, and I suspect that not less than a few non-developers are enjoying it as well. But with the news that an iOS 9.3.2 jailbreak might soon be released, it may be time for some of you currently on iOS 10 to start thinking about downgrading. more…Filed under: Apple
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Two years of captivity The first rescued Chibok girl, who went on to meet Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, has not been seen by her relatives since telling of her ordeal at the hands of Boko Haram.
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Landlords, ISPs Team Up To Rip Off Tenants On Broadband “Network operators like Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and ATT, in cahoots with [real estate] developers and landlords, routinely use a breathtaking array of kickbacks, lawyerly games of Twister, blunt threats, and downright illegal activities to lock up buildings in exclusive arrangements,” reports Harvard Law Professor Susan Crawford. itwbennett writes: Eight years ago, the FCC issued an
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How to negotiate a home loan deal like an expert How to negotiate a home loan deal like an expert For most people it’s the biggest purchase they will ever […] The post How to negotiate a home loan deal like an expert appeared first on Founterior.
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Deli dreams As part of the My Shop series, BBC News profiles an entrepreneur in Peterborough who sees her Polish deli empire under threat from the EU referendum result.
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Alphabet’s ideal city vision involves a world where Uber is king In Alphabet’s fantasyland, there are no buses, subways or light rails — there is only Uber. Or at least, that’s what the tech conglomerate’s ideas for Columbus, Ohio, suggest. Documents the Guardian obtained from Sidewalk Labs, Alphabet’s smart cities think tank, reveal conceptual plans in which cities like Columbus should rid themselves of public transportation and instead subsidize travel throug
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Google adds built-in Cast option to Chrome for desktop Google has begun rolling out a built-in Cast option for Chrome 51. You simply have to right click a tab or click the hamburger button on the right-hand part of the desktop browser to find a line in the menu that says “Cast…” Doesn’t mean the old extension is completely useless now, though — you don’t need it to beam anything to your Chromecast anymore, but you could still use it as a
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Sleep beside a volcano and bathe in ash at this Icelandic power plant turned hotel If you were planning a trip to the Nordic island country of Iceland, how probable would it be that you’d book a few nights at an abandoned power plant? The answer to this question is likely “not probably at all,” but you should know that the abandoned power plant in question isn’t the stuff of horror movies. This once-decrepit building actually received a gorgeous face-lift from a Santa Monica, Ca
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52 Common Myths, Rumors and Falsehoods Debunked A list debunking commonly believed falsehoods, misconceptions and just bad ideas.Read More
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An electric bike from Victory Motorcycles won the grueling Pike’s Peak climb Victory Motorcycles had two class winners at the 2016 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb: Victory Racing’s electric Empluse RR, ridden by Cycle World‘s Road Test Editor Don Canet, and the gas-powered Project 156, piloted by Jeremy Toye. After winning their respective classes, they took second and third place overall. This, by the way, was the 100th anniversary of the PPIHC. “The hair-raising mome
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A Pen That Might Actually Be Mightier Than the Sword – The Nova Minimal Pen Consider the pen. It has one task to perform and yet so many fall short of performing that task. On the other hand, you get what you pay for so if you’re doling out a few bucks for ten pack of cheap pens then expect possible leakage, a few dummies that dry up almost instantly, and plastic that snaps like […]Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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Organize Your Lunchbox Like a Bento with Cupcake Liners If you’re packing more variety in your lunch than a sandwich and chips, or want a little of lots of flavors in your bag or lunch container, cupcake liners are the perfect way to separate each item and keep the whole thing clean and neat.http://lifehacker.com/the-best-bags-…Cupcake liners come in tons of different sizes, so you can get a combination of small, medium, and large to fit various food
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In a Future of Rapid Change, These 7 Things Will Stay the Same I’m constantly inquiring about the impact of exponential change over the next 20 years. An equally important question is, what won’t change over the next two decades? For entrepreneurs, understanding what is constant and what is changing can give you an enormous competitive edge over those who don’t. Constants: Lessons from Amazon’s Jeff Bezos The first time I heard this question answered was from
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‘Biggest NATO reinforcement since Cold War’ to be focus of Warsaw summit – Stoltenberg NATO members will agree to “further enhance military presence in the eastern part of the alliance” at the upcoming summit in Warsaw, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said, adding the alliance will see its “biggest reinforcement since the Cold War.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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A NASA Scientist Answers Your Questions About Juno Mission to Jupiter JPL scientist Glenn Orton is right at home in mission control. (Image: NASA/JPL/Caltech)NASA’s Juno spacecraft will be entering Jupiter’s orbit later tonight after a very long journey, kicking off the next phase of its mission. And we’ve got NASA JPL scientist Glenn Orton with us today to answer your burning questions about Jupiter, the Juno mission, what the team hopes to learn about our solar sy
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The Grating Bucket isn’t lame if you like cooking When you pass a certain age, you stop being concerned with getting toys and candy, instead becoming more worried about getting things that make being an adult human easier. Socks and sheets are actually useful, improve your quality of life, and because you use them regularly, getting ones of high quality make it feel like it’s your birthday whether or not it actually is. That being said, we certa
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Poland Signs Space Partnership Deal With China, Eyes Increased Industry Cooperation WARSAW — Poland’s space agency POLSA recently signed an agreement with the Chinese National Space Administration (CNSA). The two agencies are to cooperate on joint research, monitoring and developing new telecoms solutions. The agreement was signed by Polish President Andrzej Duda and Chinese President Xi Jinping during the latter’s official visit to Warsaw in late June. Partnership with China “Th
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Google expands ad tracking but makes it opt-in, launches new ‘My Activity’ site Google uses all the information associated with your account — search, YouTube, Gmail, Chrome, Maps, Home — to show tailored ads on its own web properties, but up until now it had used cookies to deliver relevant ads on other sites. Now, the search giant is looking to expand the…
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Uber and Lyft drivers now have another option — rent from Hertz Last year Hertz piloted a rental program for Lyft drivers in Las Vegas and Denver. Now the car rental firm is expanding the program for Lyft, and is adding more Uber drivers, according to Reuters. In addition to giving Lyft and Uber drivers another way to secure cars for both business and personal use, the program also could be a way for Hertz to earn money from cars it ages out of its regular ren
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18 Wonderful Websites for Discovering Life After Work Nobody wants to work their whole life. Well, okay, some people do – but for the vast majority of us, we dream of the day we can hand in our resignations, leave the office for the final time, and go and buy a small home on a Caribbean Island. But after the novelty of being free from the shackles of employment has worn off, you’re going to need something to fill your time. Once he retired, my grandd
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Turtle Beach HyperSound Glass Turtle Beach’s HyperSound brand claims that they’ve come up with the world’s first directional speakers that emit sound from a transparent pane of glass. HyperSound Glass could be incorporated into computer monitors, signage, windshields and more. Hat Tip Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: CityMobil2 Autonomous BusHotaru Portable ShowerMKBHD’s Dream DeskEhang 184 Autonomous Aerial Vehi
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Study proposes explanation for how cephalopods see color, despite black and white vision For years, camera-makers have sought ways to avoid chromatic aberration—the color fringes that occur when various wavelengths of light focus at different distances behind a lens.
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Engineers design programmable RNA vaccines: Tests in mice show they work against Ebola, influenza, and common parasite MIT engineers have developed a new type of easily customizable vaccine that can be manufactured in one week, allowing it to be rapidly deployed in response to disease outbreaks. So far, they have designed vaccines against Ebola, H1N1 influenza, and Toxoplasma gondii (a relative of the parasite that causes malaria), which were 100 percent effective in tests in mice.
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Feeding the world by rewiring plant ‘mouths’ Plants have tiny pores on their leaves called stomata—Greek for mouths—through which they take in carbon dioxide from the air and from which water evaporates. New work from the lab of Dominique Bergmann, honorary adjunct staff member at Carnegie’s Department of Plant Biology and professor at Stanford University, reveals ways that the systems regulating the development of stomata in grasses could b
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The Claude Bernard Overpass / DVVD Engineers Architects Designers © Luc Boegly Architects: DVVD Engineers Architects Designers Location: 19th arrondissement, Paris, France Team: Paula Castro, Céline Cerisier, Vincent Dominguez, Toma Dryjski, Bertrand Potel, Louis Ratajczak, Daniel Vaniche Project Manager: Clément Carrière, Nicolas Didier Area: 392.0 sqm Project Year: 2015 Photographs: Luc Boegly, Nathalie Prébende Contractors
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5 myths debunked by Howard Zinn (and others) about America’s ‘Independence Day’ America’s patriotic celebration every Fourth of July is enough to cause the more conscientious citizens to throw up their BBQ hot dogs. Read Full Article at RT.com
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First Draft Co. ‘Sand’ Notebook When it comes to capturing ideas as they strike, any notebook (or really, any given piece of paper) will get the job done, but why not get something as elegant as First Draft Co.’s US-made ‘Sand’ notebook? Beneath the cloth-covered sand-beige exterior is a 5.5″ x 8.25″ hardbound notebook with 224 blank pages of thick 70lb. text stock paper. The notebook opens flat, giving you a wide canvas to work
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Advertising agencies unveil rejected Remain campaign posters Brexit crisis: the agencies behind the Remain advertising campaign have shared their unsuccessful designs and described a “frustrating” process that was “doomed” to fail (+ slideshow).  (more…)
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Get Into a “Not Yet” Mindset to Prepare For Your Financial Future If you’re not on top of your finances already, you probably feel like you never will be. The debt feel overwhelming and saving feels impossible. Fight this despair by switching from failure to “not yet.”As personal finance site She Picks Up Pennies explains, framing the financial goals you haven’t achieved as “not yet” can help you maintain a more productive perspective on your future. If you feel
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Algorithm will determine if people are lying to you in emails. Honest Could an algorithmic lie detector one day be as ubiquitous a part of our email systems as spell check? Possibly so, suggest researchers Stephan Ludwig, Tom van Laer, Ko de Ruyter, and Mike Friedman in a new study into automated deception detection by computers. The four researchers have created an algorithm designed to analyze emails and predict whether or not they contain lies — with more accurac
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Flightradar24 wants to make it easy to track drones around the world Leading flight tracking service Flightradar24 wants to do for drones what it has done for aircraft — provide people with a way to keep tabs on their flights around the globe. “Our mission statement is to track all aircraft around the world, regardless [of whether] they are manned or not,” Fredrik Lindahl, the company’s CEO, tells Digital Trends. To achieve this goal, Flightradar24 has teamed up wi
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How to calibrate your monitor for the best viewing experience possible Proper monitor calibration will ensure that your colors and black levels are true, and will ensure that your monitor is producing the best results for editing and viewing images and videos. Plus, it’ll be easier on your eyes! You could take your monitor to a professional to have it done, but why not do it yourself and save the money? A quick at-home calibration is relatively quick, hassle-free, an
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Apple releases 4 iMessage apps ahead of iOS 10 Though people around the world are still waiting for the public release of iOS 10, today Apple released four animated sticker packs — Smileys, Hearts, Hands, and Classic Mac — that integrate with the new version of iMessage. The new version of iMessage makes it easy to share stickers in conversations, giving users more animated options rather than mere static emojis. Without a doubt, there are goi
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Endometrial scratch appears beneficial in couples trying to conceive There is a much disputed claim that ‘injury’ to the lining of the uterus — whether inadvertent or deliberate — increases the chance of embryo implantation and thus the chance of pregnancy in certain groups of women having IVF.
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Rechargeable batteries that last longer and re-charge more rapidly Materials researchers have developed a very simple and cost-effective procedure for significantly enhancing the performance of conventional Li-ion rechargeable batteries. The procedure is scalable in size, so the use of rechargeable batteries will be optimized in all areas of application-whether in wristwatches, smartphones, laptops or cars, explain scientists. Battery storage capacity will be sig
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HPV vaccine reduced cervical abnormalities in young women Young women who received the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine through a school-based program had fewer cervical cell anomalies when screened for cervical cancer, found a new Canadian study.
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Shell Eco-marathon winner sets new record Having previewed the competing teams and tried out one of the cars ourselves in the run-up to the event, we’re now able to reveal the results of the 2016 Shell Eco-marathon Europe, which was held in London over the weekend. The overall winning team was French team Microjoule-La Joliverie… Continue Reading Shell Eco-marathon winner sets new record Category: Automotive Tags: Fuel efficien
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California pot exhibit aims for debate on provocative plant It’s known as Mary Jane, ganja, Chronic and even the sticky icky and has been featured in countless movies, including one that warned of its dangers, “Reefer Madness.”
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How to Extract Pure Silver From Shitty Fireworks Are you an aspiring alchemist? Do you try to turn lead into gold? What about poppers into silver?The poppers, or bang snaps as they are also called, contain trace amounts of silver fulminate, so Cody over at Cody’sLab on YouTube decided to try and extract it.To do so, he bought around 5,000 poppers and ignited them. Then, by adding a little bit of distilled water and nitric acid to the gravel and
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We Should All Be Glad Someone Finally Invented a Robot Ass In your twenties, a prostate exam seems like a far-off eventuality. Nonetheless, men have whispered about these exams in fear, like a time bomb waiting to detonate their fragile sense of masculinity, for as long as doctors have been sticking fingers in butts.But I’m going to ask you to think about prostate exams for a minute here because, I mean, have you ever really thought about how a doctor mig
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Climate Change Is Turning the World’s Bogs into Tinder Boxes A helicopter prepares to drop water on a fire burning at Burns Bog in Delta, B.C., on Sunday, July 3, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl DyckBurns Bog is on fire. Just before noon on Sunday, a blaze broke out in the large peat bog, which is outside of Vancouver, and quickly spread. Firefighters have been struggling since to contain the fire, calling it “unpredictable.” On Monday, smoke from the blaze
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Dancing neurons Scientists have shown how synaptic connections in the brain force nerve cells to coordinate their work.
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New screening tool to help physicians tell if a fainting episode heralds something serious A simple nine-question tool could help emergency physicians uncover the sometimes dangerous hidden conditions that cause some people to faint, according to a new study.
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The Fire UP Charcoal Starter Wand makes grilling easier Today is the day of celebration and a massive amount of meat grilling in the United States. The Fourth of July is nothing to take for granted, so the only logical response is to blow things up, drink heavily, and eat until you get meat sweats. Surely there’s a vegetarian version of that, but it probably sounds far more healthy and gross…soy sweats? Yeah, definitely gross. If you are a fan of gril
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Watch Along With Us As The Juno Spacecraft Arrives At Jupiter Space The mission will give us our best views yet of the baddest planet in the solar system The biggest, stormiest, most extreme planet in the solar system is about to get a new neighbor.
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John Oliver explains what Americans missed by kicking out Brits – CNET Technically Incorrect: More than half a million YouTube viewers have already lapped up the comedian’s take on the best of British that Americans should miss.
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Suicide bomber strikes near Prophet’s Mosque in Saudi Arabia’s Medina State-linked Saudi news websites reported an explosion Monday near one of Islam’s holiest sites in the city of Medina, as two suicide bombers struck in different cities without killing anyone.
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Secrétan covered market Almost emptied of its shops and walled up, the Secrétan covered market had become an increasingly foreign object in the district. Over a century since its construction, this Baltard style covered market, listed in the French inventory of historic monuments, has now been restored and rehabilitated. It has once again found its former vocation and become the new heart of the 19th arrondissement.
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Children growing up in solo mother families are well adjusted and developing well The number of children born to single women is increasing, partly as a result of social and legislative changes (in most jurisdictions) in the rights to parenthood. While technology has been readily able to meet this rising demand through donor insemination and even IVF, little is known about how children think, feel and fare growing up in the families formed by single women.
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Researchers reveal dominant player in human T helper cell maturation A powerful arm of the immune system is production of antibodies that circulate through the blood and neutralize invading pathogens. Although B cells actually manufacture antibody proteins, the process is aided by neighboring T cells, which shower B cells with cytokines to make them churn out high-quality antibody proteins — and remember how to do so. Given the essential function of ‘helper’ T cel
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Immune-based therapy in mice shows promise against pancreatic cancer While immune therapy has proven effective in treating certain types of cancer, especially lung cancer and melanoma, tumors of the pancreas remain among the most difficult to treat and, so far, are impervious to immune-based therapies. Now, a new study in mice has shown that immunotherapy against pancreatic cancer can be effective when given in conjunction with drugs that break up the fibrous tissu
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Greetings From Mission Control At NASA JPL Space We’re on the scene for the Juno spacecraft’s arrival at Jupiter tonight Coming to you from the center of the universe.
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New research to prevent blindness A researcher has been awarded a new award that enables the scientist to expand the field of stem cell-based tissue engineering applications in the eye.
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Researchers reveal new therapeutic avenue in the fight against cancer A team of researchers has identified NEAT1, a non-coding RNA, as a potential therapeutic target in the fight against cancer. Researchers have shown that NEAT1 plays an important role in the survival of highly dividing cells — and in particular of cancer cells. These findings can help develop new drugs that target NEAT1, in order to kill cancer cells more effectively.
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New technique helps link complex mouse behaviors to genes that influence them Mice are one of the most commonly used laboratory organisms, widely used to study everything from autism to infectious diseases. Yet genomic studies in mice have lagged behind those in humans. In a study, researchers used 1,200 outbred mice, which are more similar to a natural population, to test a new cost-effective technique to search for specific genes linked with 66 different physical and beha
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Designs submitted for Berlin’s tallest skyscraper German property developer Bewocon has unveiled plans for a 150-metre-high skyscraper in Berlin, which could become the city’s tallest building. (more…)
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Study shows how genes affect immunity in response to pathogens A study that is first of its kind has looked at how far genetic factors control the immune cell response to pathogens in healthy individuals. A team investigated the response of immune cells from 200 healthy volunteers when stimulated with a comprehensive list of pathogens ex vivo, and has correlated these responses with 4 million genetic variants.
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This Kevlar iPhone cable is supposed to survive anything … so we blew it up For the past few weeks, a company by the name of Zus has been generating quite a lot of buzz with its innovative new product: the Zus Kevlar cable. Unlike most charging cables, which tend to fray or break after a few months of rough use, the Zus Kevlar is designed to withstand a ridiculous amount of abuse. As its name suggests, the cable is reinforced with a special blend of Kevlar — which suppose
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From climate killer to fuels and polymers Researchers have discovered a catalyst that performs highly selective conversion of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into ethylene – an important source material for the chemical industry. A new article describes how plasma-treated copper can be used for this purpose.
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How lifestyle intervention for weight loss affects birth rates in women with a high BMI Helsinki, July 4, 2016: Women who are overweight or obese pose an ongoing challenge for the fertility clinic. Many studies show that these patients are at increased risk of infertility and are less likely than normal-weight women to conceive after fertility treatment. For example, ovulating sub-fertile women with a body mass index (BMI) of 29 kg/m2 or higher have been found in one study to have a
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10 Fun & Easy 4th Of July Celebration DIYs You Really Need To Try The day that America gained its independence is here! Today, 4th of July, you can expect to see many people parading around in the colours of the American flag. This day allows American citizens to come together to salute their country. While some people will be joining the parade on the streets, others may be at […]
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Apple’s Thunderbolt Display is dead: These are the best 4K & 5K displays for Mac If you’ve been holding out for a new standalone desktop display from Apple, you’re either going to take news of the Thunderbolt Display being discontinued as a sign of good things to come, or as a cue to finally purchase a new 4K or 5K display from someone else. For most, especially considering Apple itself is recommending you purchase a third-party display, the latter option is going to be the m
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Even With Kevin Durant, The Warriors Probably Won’t Win 73 Games Again Kevin Durant announced Monday that he was leaving the “comfort zone” of Oklahoma City and joining the team with the best record in the NBA: the 73-win Golden State Warriors.Durant is expected to sign a two-year, $54.3 million contract with an opt-out after the first year, making him the highest-paid player in the league. Technically, this still hinges on the Warriors clearing some space to fit him
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Off-road mobility scooter gets beastly Electric mobility scooters are sedate li’l things, designed simply for helping their riders make it down smooth, forgiving sidewalks … right? Well no, not necessarily. Toronto-based Daymak Inc. has just announced the Boomer Beast, an AWD three-wheeler that the company describes as “the first true on-road/off-road mobility scooter in the marketplace.”.. Continue Reading Off-road mobili
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Leaked Huawei phone features massive 6.6-inch display Huawei is set to unveil its next flagship smartphone, the Honor 8, later this month but that may not be the only new phone from Huawei in the near future.
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Dishonesty is aggressively punished in the world of paper wasps Is honesty really the best policy? Isn’t it more beneficial to cheat, if you can get away with it? read more
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15 Ultimate Chrome Extensions For Travel Planning If you do not have a preferred website for travel or just want a few quick and simple tools to help you plan your next trip, Chrome has you covered. Search for a flight or hotel, plan a route for the road, save items you find, and discover new spots with these excellent 15 travel tools. Prepare for Takeoff Flight Multi Search is a simple way to search for flights and fares from your toolbar. Tap t
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How Often Does Life Emerge in the Universe? Since the 1960s, the Drake Equation has been used to predict how many communicative extraterrestrial civilizations exist in the Milky Way galaxy. Along these same lines, a new formula seeks to estimate the frequency at which life emerges on a planet—a calculation that might allow us to figure out the likelihood of life arising elsewhere in the universe.Read more…
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Augmented reality has no clothes  AR/VR continue to buzz hotly as contenders for the next wave of computing. Tech-industry pundits predict enormous future markets based on speculation that AR will replace the smartphone. The technology looks promising, but other smartphone killers haven’t panned out. Perhaps the industry is again engaged in wishful thinking, declaring AR as the future emperor and dressing it in… Read More
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Celebrated Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami dies aged 76 Acclaimed Iranian film-maker Abbas Kiarostami has died at the age of 76 in France following a battle with cancer, the Iranian news agency ISNA reported on Monday.
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James Corner Field Operations installs over 30 “icebergs” in Washington DC museum US studio James Corner Field Operations has created an installation for the National Building Museum in Washington DC that evokes a glacial landscape, with giant shard-like forms that jut upward and downward (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Bangladesh attack: ‘Stunned and dumbfounded about my son’ A politician from the governing party in Bangladesh has spoken of his sorrow after learning his son was among the Islamist militants who attacked a cafe in the capital Dhaka.
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Remains of the Day: You Can Now Play GameCube Games in Virtual Reality Just last week we saw a major update to Dolphin, the best GameCube emulator for running classic games on your PC, and now some intrepid soul has developed a version of Dolphin primed for virtual reality headsets. With Nintendo slow to embrace virtual reality—ahem, aside from the Virtual Boy twenty years ago—an resourceful coder has created a VR version of the Dolphin emulator. It won’t work perfec
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How Anti-Growth sentiment, reflected in zoning laws, thwarts equality To most people, zoning and land-use regulations might conjure up little more than images of late-night City Council meetings full of gadflies and minutiae The post How Anti-Growth sentiment, reflected in zoning laws, thwarts equality appeared first on Architecture Lab.
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Bellobox Solves Your Grooming Troubles There are some things that we men love shopping for. Watches for instance. Cars. Gadgets. Toiletries? Not so much. That’s not to say there isn’t a particular thrill in finding the right aftershave or shower gel. It’s more like we just don’t prefer spending the bulk of our time in the “deodorant” aisle at the local pharmacy, or buying products […]Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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‘AK 2′ workspace divider lamp by ivan kasner + uli budde for de vorm the large rectangular design provides privacy allowing individuals to work in a relaxed and concentrated manner. The post ‘AK 2′ workspace divider lamp by ivan kasner + uli budde for de vorm appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Bulgaria Got a Law Requiring Open Source All software written for the government in Bulgaria are now required to be open-source. The amendments to put such laws in motion were voted in domestic parliament and are now in effect, announced software engineer Bozhidar Bozhanov, who is also an adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister at Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria. All such software will also be required by law to be develope
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What we know about the attackers of the Dhaka cafe Sanjoy Majumder has been trying to find out what motivated the Dhaka cafe attackers.
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‘Partnership of equals’: Putin sends Independence Day telegram to Obama Russian President Vladimir Putin sent out a personal commemorative message to his American counterpart as the US celebrates Independence Day, urging the two countries to mend ties. Read Full Article at RT.com
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How our founding fathers raised a Series A  For some of us, hotdogs, patriotic songs, and fireworks are enough. We here at TechCrunch expect more of our readers. Why be satisfied with fireworks when you could literally launch a Kickstarter into the sky. If you’re like me, you were likely quite disappointed to find out that Hamilton wasn’t about an epic duel, I mean “syndicate,” between Backstage… Read More
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Police and citizens disagree about the seriousness of a beaver-eating snake Be serious here, folks. The police are not joking.  When the Westbrook, Maine, Police Department warned the locals June 29 about a large snake sighting in the woods, they probably meant it to be a genuine notice. That’s not exactly how the good people of Westbrook took it. Maybe it’s the fact that that it was a just a snake sighting. Maybe it’s because the police officers described the snake as e
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Biomimicry Institute announces winners of second food systems Challenge The Biomimicry Global Design Challenge has announced the winners of its 2016 edition, the second challenge centered on food systems and how biomimicry can help fix them. The 10 winning teams will receive cash prizes and some of them will get the chance to bring their project to market and compete for a money prize from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation… Continue Reading Biomimicry Institute anno
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Technique from biology helps explain the evolution of the American car Researchers have taken a unique approach to explain the way in which technologies evolve in modern society. Borrowing a technique that biologists might use to study the evolution of plants or animals, the scientists plotted the “births” and “deaths” of every American-made car and truck model from 1896 to 2014.
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Google Searches For ‘VR Porn’ Increase 10,000% Slashdot reader Bob768 writes: Over the last 20 months, with the rise of virtual reality technology, the number of Google searches for the phrase ‘VR Porn’ have soared nearly 10,000%. The leading country for these searches is Norway. Last November searches for the term experienced the “spike of all spikes”, according to a post on the VR Talk forum, which also identifies the top cities (t
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Routine eye exams lead to high rate of change in vision status or care Do you really need to get your eyes checked — even if you haven’t noticed any vision problems or eye-related symptoms? More than half of routine eye examinations in asymptomatic patients lead to a change in vision prescription or other changes in care, according to a study.
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Walking meetings could brings longer and healthier lives to office workers Changing just one seated meeting per week at work into a walking meeting increased the work-related physical activity levels of white-collar workers by 10 minutes, according to a new study. The study suggests a possible new health promotion approach to improving the health of millions of white-collar workers who spend most of their workdays sitting in chairs.
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Meet ‘Pillo,’ the robot that aims to be your personal pharmacy This precious robot is the pharmacist of the future. “Pillo” can monitor health data, give nutrition information and even distribute medication. Read more…More about Medicine, Tech, Robot, Pillo, and Gadgets
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Individual mycobacteria respond differently to antibiotics based on growth and timing Tuberculosis is one of the most common infectious diseases in the world, infecting almost 10 million people each year. Treating the disease can be challenging and requires a combination of multiple antibiotics delivered over several months. This is due, in part, to variations in antibiotic tolerance among subpopulations of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that cause tuberculosis. read more
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Cerebrovascular disease linked to Alzheimer’s While strokes are known to increase risk for dementia, much less is known about diseases of large and small blood vessels in the brain, separate from stroke, and how they relate to dementia. Diseased blood vessels in the brain itself, which commonly is found in elderly people, may contribute more significantly to Alzheimer’s disease dementia than was previously believed, according to new study res
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naoto fukasawa déjà-vu chair + stool for herman miller responds to the subconscious the japanese designer’s goal was to create a design that could entwine with people’s actions and with the environment. The post naoto fukasawa déjà-vu chair + stool for herman miller responds to the subconscious appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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New supplement could curb cravings for junk food If you’re having trouble shaking your cravings for doughnuts, hamburgers and pizza, the key to curbing them could come from a new supplement based on a compound released by gut bacteria. The appetite-suppressing supplement developed by scientists from England and Scotland is called inulin-propionate ester and was found to only affect cravings for high calorie foods… Continue Reading New suppl
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Hawaiian telescope presents rare infrared view of the deep Universe Astronomers have released a stunning infrared view of the deep Universe containing a number of galaxies created in the first billion years following the birth of the cosmos. The image is the result of over 1,000 hours of exposure time from the 3.8-m (12.4-ft) United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (UKIRT) located near the summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii… Continue Reading Hawaiian telescope presents
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The role of telepresence robotics in workforce inclusion  Let’s pause on the robots-are-taking-over-our-jobs panic for a minute and take a look at how some robots — telepresence robots, specifically — could be used to give access not only to jobs but to meaningful and rewarding careers for a historically overlooked and excluded population — people with disabilities. Read More
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‘I would shoot’ Russian jets buzzing past US ships – Poland’s ex-president Walesa Poland’s former president and democracy icon Lech Walesa said he would not hesitate to “knock off the wing” of Russian jets if he were in charge of the US destroyer Donald Cook. Read Full Article at RT.com
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LuxLeaks trial: Corruption watchdog says sentence increases fears for whistleblowers The sentence handed out in the LuxLeaks trial has made whistleblowers more frightened of coming forward, a Transparency International official told RT. That’s after two men who revealed tax avoidance deals in Luxemburg were found guilty and given suspended jail time. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Will Brexit Hurt International Cyber-Security? The Brexit shock continues to reverberate throughout the global economic and policy worlds. Andrea Limbago from the security company Endgame responds to a poll showing that most security professionals have concerns about Brexit: Will it weaken cybersecurity because of additional bureaucratic hurdles to information sharing with the EU, as well limited cross-national collaboration in fighting cyber
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beomki lee promotes cross-block connections that generate new urban spaces ‘colorway’ offers an architecture designed in human scale that fosters a method for creating activity-positive space by allowing people to color their journeys. The post beomki lee promotes cross-block connections that generate new urban spaces appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Narcissism’s New Frontier – The Roam-E Selfie Drone Congratulations, all your wonderfully persistent selfie-takers! You rallied against cynicism, sarcasm, satire and whatever other forms of ridicule were thrown your way, and ultimately won the battle. Of course the free market was never judging you in the first place. First they gave you the selfie stick and now comes this: the Roam-E Selfie Drone. Sure, the technology kind of […]Visit Man of Many
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Driver reverses new car off of blazing transporter (VIDEO) There are things you should not really do if a car transporter catches fire – perhaps, number one would be: don’t reverse any of the cars to safety, like the driver in the video that has emerged online did. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Trump tweets ‘Clinton corrupted’ with six-pointed star, drawing accusations of anti-Semitism US Republican candidate has been forced to delete a tweet showing an image of Hillary Clinton in front of a pile of money and a six-pointed star after a barrage of accusations of anti-Semitism. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Electric cars are great for U.S. suburbs; cities, not so much At first glance, electric cars seem particularly well suited to urban driving. Trips are typically short enough to quell range anxiety, and stop-and-go traffic gives drivers plenty of opportunities to make use of regenerative braking. Meanwhile, everyone else likely appreciates the lack of engine noise and exhaust fumes. But in the real world, urban electric-car drivers can still face more than a
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International link probed in Bangladesh restaurant killings Seven militants who killed 20 people at a restaurant in Dhaka were local Bangladeshis and authorities had tried before to arrest five of them, police said, as investigators probed for possible links with international Islamist extremist groups.
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megan lin harnesses light’s innate qualities in gather the table, topped with gradated blue-glass surface, can be rotated freely to mix and play with light’s qualities. The post megan lin harnesses light’s innate qualities in gather appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Sonos’ 3D Touch controls are a great example of what’s wrong with 3D Touch Ever since it introduced a pressure-sensitive 3D Touch screen on the iPhone 6S, Apple has been asking developers to adopt a new system of Quick Actions to surface shortcuts to functions within apps on the home screen. Give a compatible app’s icon a hard press and you’ll be presented with a set of the most commonly used options to help accelerate whatever you want to do. It’s great in theory, but
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Self-Driving Tesla Owners Share Videos of Reckless Driving An anonymous reader writes: The driver killed in a Tesla car accident “celebrated the Autopilot feature that made it possible for him to cruise the highways, making YouTube videos of himself driving hands-free,” reports the New York Times, adding that one of his videos of a near-miss went viral just 11 weeks before his death — after it was shared on Twitter by Elon Musk. But USA Today r
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10 ways to replace Google Introduction Google won’t always be the go-to search engine. Don’t believe us? So Google ‘Netscape Navigator’, and you’ll discover that back in the 1990s there were huge concerns that the provider of the worldwide web’s dominant browser was controlling access to everything.Fast-forward a few years and it was Internet Explorer that was getting flack, with Microsoft seen as the internet’s gatekeeper
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The little engine that could: Father & son create ‘highest power per unit of weight’ motor The admittedly ambitious father-and-son team of Nikolay and Alexander Shkolnik are pursuing what they hope to be the most compact, fuel-efficient, low-noise combustion engine in the world. Read Full Article at RT.com
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George Philip Wright’s Vochlea gadget transforms human voice into instruments Graduate shows 2016: this prototype tool by Royal College of Art graduate George Philip Wright can transform users’ voices into drums, guitars and other musical instruments (+movie).  (more…)
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‘YouTubers’ outshining old-school television A media revolution is taking place, and most people over 35 years of age aren’t tuned in.
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How do you make a $2K, 4500-watt wireless speaker fancier? Slap some gold on it French audio outfit, Devialet, has gussied up its Phantom speaker with some gorgeous gold accents, but that’s not where all of the lofty price comes from The post How do you make a $2K, 4500-watt wireless speaker fancier? Slap some gold on it appeared first on The Manual.
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Israeli minister says Facebook is a ‘monster’ that hinders security (Reuters) – Israel’s Minister of Internal Security on Saturday accused Facebook <FB.O> and its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, of not doing enough to prevent incitement against Israel and said the social network was “sabotaging” Israeli police work. Israel has in the past said Facebook is used to encourage attacks and the government is drafting legislation to enable it to order Facebook, YouTube, Twi
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Dozens dead in Pakistan and India after floods and landslides At least 55 people have been killed after flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains hit northern Pakistan and India.
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capture and save water with aguawell shower unit capture and save water with aguawell shower unit       ‘aguawell’ is a practical product based on the simple premise that clean water shouldn’t be wasted because it’s not proper temperature. the moments before hopping in the shower, as water runs while heating or cooling, are very wasteful; up to 12 liters can be lost […] The post capture and save water with aguawell shower unit appeared first on
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4 Browsers That Might Break Your Chrome Addiction Now more than ever, there’s life after Chrome. The post 4 Browsers That Might Break Your Chrome Addiction appeared first on WIRED.
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Life imitating art: RT behind scenes with Prisma app Delve behind the scenes of RT’s routine with this new Russian app that turns photos into art using filters inspired by artists such as Kandinsky, Mucha, Lichtenstein, Munch and Chagall. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Louise Bjørnskov Schmidt designs rainforest complex to promote eco awareness in Panama Graduate shows 2016: Bartlett graduate Louise Bjørnskov Schmidt has proposed an ecological education facility that circles a lake within a Panama rainforest (+ slideshow). (more…)
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While You Were Offline: You Stay Classy, #HeterosexualPrideDay Also, Hillary Clinton wrote a good-bye letter to a beloved website and we’re still unable to take our eyes off Brexit. Just another week in paradise. The post While You Were Offline: You Stay Classy, #HeterosexualPrideDay appeared first on WIRED.
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The Oracle of Arithmetic Works Best Without Writing Down a Thing At 28, Peter Scholze is uncovering deep connections between number theory and geometry. The post The Oracle of Arithmetic Works Best Without Writing Down a Thing appeared first on WIRED.
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With Tacoma, the Developers of Gone Home Venture Into Space A desire to take the “walking simulator” genre of exploration-based storytelling games to new heights is why Tacoma is set in an abandoned space station. The post With Tacoma, the Developers of Gone Home Venture Into Space appeared first on WIRED.
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File 17: Fresh documents hint at possible Saudi ties to 9/11 hijackers The US government has declassified a report that lists more than three dozen people that investigators looking into the 9/11 terrorist attacks wanted to probe for possible links from Saudi Arabia to the hijackers. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Insta360 Nano cam gives iPhone 360-degree video capture VR-supported and 360-degree videos are starting to become more common, but your everyday user doesn’t always want — or have access to — a big fancy camera rig to capture such footage while one the go. The Insta360 Nano aims to address this need with a pocket-size camera that brings 360-degree video recording to the iPhone. The device works by … Continue reading
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Vaya Office Chair – You Spine Will Thank You The plight of the desk job worker: the chair that does our back in. All day long every day we sit in the same damn chair. You know the process. You walk in that morning and take a seat. All seems to be in order, the chair seems reasonably comfortable and doing its job. But before long its past lunch […]Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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Swiss Engineered Quad Calibrated Turntable costs a bomb A turntable might be seen by some to be an antique, while for the others, it might be a plaything for folks who have some extra dough to splash at the end of each month. After all, vinyl records are not all that cheap in the first place, and they do tend to wear out with constant listening, so you might want to use them sparingly. Well, a device that does CD playback and has USB compatibility is e
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Bezels? What bezels? The Sharp Aquos Mini (almost) gets rid of them Back in August 2014, Sharp released the Aquos Crystal, a stunner of a phone that nearly said goodbye to bezels. Fast-forward two years, and the company continues its almost bezel-free life with the Aquos Mini. The Aquos Mini continues the design philosophy the Aquos line of phones is now known for, almost eschewing bezels around the top and sides of the phone. Because of this, even with the 4.7-in
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The Zika Virus Has Changed Little over 70 Years–So Why Is It a Problem Now? Scientists have sequenced the genomes of several Zika strains as they look for answers about the virus’s sudden appearance — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Don’t call them chatbots, call them intelligent assistants GUEST: Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve no doubt heard about chatbots. However, what’s not commonly known is that chatbots have been around for years. What differentiates today’s bots is the integration of back-end artificial intelligence, which enables them to do more than simply respond with the basic logic of yesterday. I find that it’s important to make distinctions between a bot
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Adjustable Computer Arm/Wrist Rest Minimize arm, shoulder, and neck pain while working long hours in front of your computer using this adjustable arm/wrist rest. It easily clamps onto most desks and chairs to provide you with a comfortable and padded place to rest your arm while your work. Check it out $28.01
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Multi-Tool Belt Buckle Transform your plain belt into a utility belt that would make Batman proud using this multi-tool belt buckle. Though small in size, this handy accessory comes with over six useful tools including a hexbit, box wrench, and multiple screwdrivers. Check it out $65.00
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ASUS Zenbo Personal Home Robot The ASUS Zenbo personal home robot may soon be the newest and most high-tech member of your family. This little companion robot is designed to move independently around the house and can play games, read stories, and even recognize faces. Check it out  
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What Air Conditioning Can Teach Us About Innovation and Laziness The 1902 invention of air conditioning has long been hailed as one of the most important inventions of the 20th century, one that has forever changed the way we live.But as we hit an era when robots become more human than ever and try to steal our jobs, I find myself wondering—what can we learn from the additional freedom that air conditioning gave us?Sure, it improved our society by making temper
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Dividing T cells: A potential target for improving cancer immunotherapy When an immune T cell divides into two daughter cells, the activity of an enzyme called mTORC1, which controls protein production, splits unevenly between the progeny, producing two cells with different properties. Such ‘asymmetric division,’ uncovered by researchers using lab-grown cells and specially bred mice, could offer new ways to enhance cancer immunotherapy and may have other implications
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Researchers identify human fingerprint on Indo-Pacific warm pool growth Scientists have provided the first quantitative attribution of the Indo-Pacific warm pool (IPWP) warming and its expansion over the course of the past 60 years, examining human influences and natural contributions.
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Decoding the complete genome of the Mediterranean’s most emblematic tree: The olive The olive was one of the first trees to be domesticated in the history of mankind, probably some 6,000 years ago. A Mediterranean emblem par excellence, it is of vital importance to the Spanish and other regional economies (Italy, Greece and Portugal). In fact, Spain is the leading producer of olive oil in the world. Every year, nearly three million tons of oil are produced, for local consumption
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Clinton questioned by FBI over private email server Hillary Clinton submitted to a voluntary, three-and-a-half-hour interview with the FBI about her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state on Saturday.
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New study highlights neuronal dynamism in adult brain Paris (UPI) Jul 1, 2016 For the first time, researchers have observed the formation and evolution of new adult-born neurons. Until 15 years ago, scientists thought adult brains ceased growing new neurons. Around the turn of the millennium, neuroscientists discovered that small portions of the adult animal brain – the hippocampus in humans and olfactory bulb in rodents – continue regenerating neur
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China landslide leaves ten dead, at least 12 missing Beijing (AFP) July 1, 2016 Heavy rain caused a landslide in southwestern China Friday that killed at least ten and left 12 others missing, local officials said. The landslide hit early morning and buried 29 people in the village of Pianpo, in the province of Guizhou, the official Xinhua news agency said, citing the county government. Seventeen had been pulled from the rubble as of early Friday ev
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Landslides and flooding kill 25 in India Dehradun, India (AFP) July 2, 2016 The death toll from landslides and flooding in northern India has risen to 25 after rescuers found more bodies buried under debris, officials said Saturday. At least dozens more are missing after torrential rains triggered landslides and floods in the Himalayan states of Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh. Some 15 people have lost their lives so far in Uttarakhan
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Heavy rains cut off Liberia’s main airport Monrovia (AFP) July 1, 2016 Heavy rains have cut the only road access to Liberia’s main airport, leaving travellers to cross some sections by canoe, passengers told AFP on Friday. At certain points the sole road between the capital Monrovia and Roberts International Airport is 1.5 metres (five feet) underwater. Passenger Amara Kamara, 36, said the downpours, which began on June 29, had left him s
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Flash floods kill 33 in northern Pakistan: officials Peshawar, Pakistan (AFP) July 3, 2016 Flash floods caused by torrential monsoon rains have killed at least 33 people in northern Pakistan, the majority from a village near the border with Afghanistan, officials said Sunday. The rains began late Saturday and were concentrated mainly in the northwestern province of Khybher Pakthunkwa, which has been badly affected by flooding in recent years that s
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Singapore to pursue firms over fires, despite Indonesian ire Jakarta (AFP) July 3, 2016 Singapore is refusing to back down in its pursuit of those responsible for haze-belching forest fires in Southeast Asia last year, despite struggling to bring the perpetrators before the courts and drawing a sharp rebuke from neighbouring Indonesia. Forest fires are part of an annual dry-season problem in Indonesia, started illegally to quickly and cheaply clear land fo
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Rwanda hikes import duties on secondhand clothes Kigali (AFP) July 1, 2016 Rwandan has massively hiked import duties on secondhand clothes and shoes, coming mainly from Europe and North America, to help promote local manufacturers, officials said Friday. The measure “takes effect from July 1”, Rwandan Revenue Agency manager Drocelle Mukashyaka told AFP. Import duty on each kilogram (2.2 pounds) of shoes and clothing was previously $0.
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New farming strategies can help prevent soil runoff while maintaining high crop yields Columbia MO (SPX) Jul 03, 2016 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 t
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Study finds that plant growth responses to high carbon dioxide depend on symbiotic fungi Bloomington IN (SPX) Jul 03, 2016 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 f
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Iraq violence: Massive fire following Baghdad blast More than 100 people have been killed and many more injured in an explosion claimed by the Islamic State group in Baghdad, Iraqi police say.
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Varunastra missile handed over to Indian navy New Dehli, India (UPI) Jun 30, 2016 The Indian navy took possession of the indigenously made, anti-submarine Varunastra electric torpedo from the Ministry of Defense during a ceremony Thursday, the sea service announced. Varunastra is the first indigenous state-of-the-art heavyweight torpedo designed by the country’s Defense Research and Development Organization, or DRDO, the organization said on
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Augmented reality helmet helps pilots see through clouds, fog Munich, Germany (UPI) Jun 29, 2016 Pilots must be able to detect hazards as early as possible in order to quickly plot a path around them. In thick fog or clouds, however, this can be difficult. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich may have a solution for pilots in limited-visibility conditions using an augmented reality system imported to a helmet-mounted display that has been succe
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Raytheon to conduct Patriot missile system diagnostics and repair Washington (UPI) Jun 30, 2016 Raytheon has received an $11 million U.S. Army contract modification for depot-level diagnostics and repair of major Patriot missile system items. Work will be performed in Massachusetts, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Texas, South Korea, Japan, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Germany and Turkey. The work is expected to be completed by January 2017. The Army
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Missiles to be tested at RIMPAC exercise Washington (UPI) Jun 30, 2016 The U.S. and New Zealand are planning to show off missile systems during the massive Rim of the Pacific war game event that starts Thursday. New Zealand’s sea service plans to test launch a Penguin anti-ship missile from the Defense Force’s new Seasprite helicopter, the New Zealand news site Newshub reports. That helicopter deploys from the frigate Te Kaha. The Te Ka
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For Galaxies, It’s Not Easy Being Green Durham, UK (SPX) Jul 03, 2016 Scientists may have answered why green galaxies are rare in our universe and why their color could reveal a troubled past. Their research is presented 30 June at the National Astronomy Meeting at the University of Nottingham. The international team, led from Durham University’s Institute for Computational Cosmology, used new computer modeling of the universe to inves
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Quantum technologies to revolutionize 21st century Munich, Germany (SPX) Jul 03, 2016 Is quantum technology the future of the 21st century? On the occasion of the 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, this is the key question to be explored today in a panel discussion with the Nobel Laureates Serge Haroche, Gerardus ‘t Hooft, William Phillips and David Wineland. In the following interview, Professor Rainer Blatt, internationally renowned quantum ph
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Putin says NATO provoking arms race ‘frenzy’ Moscow (AFP) June 30, 2016 Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday insisted Moscow will not be dragged into an arms race by NATO as he accused the US-led alliance of tearing up the military balance in Europe. The Kremlin strongman warned that Russia “knows how to react adequately and we will” to NATO bolstering its forces in eastern European nations such as Poland and the Baltic st
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Modular Desk Organizer by Monthings Keep your desk in check with the delightfully minimalist Modular Desk Organizer by Monthings. Complete with a simple design, this tidying set ensures all of your desk accessories are within reach for when you need them. Each piece is made with a sleek white base and black rubber. The Modular Desk Organizer set includes a notes box which can fit Post-It style notes for easy grabbing. The set also c
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Hand-Crafted Bolt Action Steampunk Pen Enjoy writing just as some of the literary greats did with the Hand-Crafted Bolt Action Steampunk Pen. These incredible pens are a perfect addition to the steampunk style as they combine science fiction, technology, and aesthetic of the 19th century. This style was showcased in the fictional works by H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, and in modern films such as Wild, Wild West and James Bond. Each of the s
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Omega Acrylic Headphone Stand by AmoVee Ensure your headphones retain their original shape with the Omega Acrylic Headphone Stand by AmoVee. Coming in the shape of omega, the last letter of the Greek alphabet, this beautiful stand is suitable for headphones of all sizes and brands including Bose, JVC, Philips, Beats, Sony, and more. The Omega Headphone Stand comes in just a single color with no added decoration to remain minimalist and
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3-in-1 Lightning Cable for iPhone by Rock Stop fumbling over the variety of cables you need and instead carry the convenient 3-in-1 Lightning Cable for iPhone by Rock. With a quick-charge 2A USB connector on one end, this handy cable features two Lightning connectors as well as a micro USB connector on the other end so you can charge and sync up to three devices simultaneously. The 3-in-1 Lightning Cable measures extra long at 1.2 meters
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Zip Passport Wallet by Hard Graft Your passport is the most important item you have when you travel. Be sure it’s always safe with the Zip Passport Wallet by Hard Graft. Stunningly crafted from ultra soft full grain black calfskin leather, this wallet is easy to carry and store. The Zip Passport Wallet is equipped with enough space and pockets for up to four passports, a set of tickets, cash, and credit cards so it’s perfect to us
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VAIN STHLM Originals Broken White Earbuds Pump up the tunes while you crank up your style with the VAIN STHLM Originals Broken White Earbuds. Providing powerful audio through the in-ear buds, these unique earbuds were designed in Sweden to showcase classic Swedish style with a modern twist. The VAIN STHLM Originals feature magnetic earpieces so the two buds stay together when they’re not in use meaning you won’t have to deal with tangled
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Hasbro creates misshapen Mr. Potato Head to help fight food waste If you’ve ever grown your own food, you know fruits and vegetables don’t always turn out picture-perfect. Unfortunately, the developed world’s fixation on beautiful fruit means mass amounts of “ugly” and blemished produce are regularly thrown away. In a bid to fight the food waste problem, the UK grocery chain ASDA teamed up with American toy company Hasbro to create a misshapen Wonky Mr. Potato H
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Lukas Dual Lens Dash Camera comes with Wi-Fi and GPS With the cost of consumer electronics in many areas becoming more and more affordable these days, so too have the introduction of rear view video cameras (as well as dashboard cameras) in vehicles seen the market grow by leaps and bounds. Rear View Safety, which is the industry leader in the sales and distribution of backup camera systems, has recently announced its LK-7950 Lukas Dual Lens Dash Ca
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Three Strategies to Protect Your Social Accounts from Hackers We use our social accounts for so much more than personal connections these days – business contacts, friends, and far-away family members aren’t the only ones looking for you on Facebook and other popular sites.
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Rolling Drone Delivery Robots Have Arrived Starship Technologies has begun testing their on-demand delivery robots in cities around the world — including Washington, D.C. — to manage the “last mile” for small deliveries. Slashdot reader Okian Warrior quotes the Starship Technologies site: Capable of carrying the equivalent of two grocery bags, the robots can complete local deliveries within 5-30 minutes from a local hub or reta
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torafu architects devise a flexible layout for BEAMS boutique in japan the aim of the interior was to create a space similar to that of a gallery, which would enhance and call attention to the carefully selected merchandise. The post torafu architects devise a flexible layout for BEAMS boutique in japan appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Automatic breakfast machine that only took 1,000 hours to build Do you find cooking breakfast a bothersome waste of time? If that sounds like your life, you might consider taking on a project similar to the “Sunday Morning Breakfast Machine” just completed by two British men, as reported by Mashable. There’s no reason you couldn’t use it every day — if you had the know-how and time to build it. Mechanical engineer Peter Browne and airline pilot Mervyn Huggett,
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German ex-minister accused of calling photographer ‘filthy Greek’ The German vice chancellor’s visit to Greece has been shadowed by a scandal, as a high-ranking member of the German delegation allegedly lashed out at a local photographer for pushing him, deriding him as a “filthy Greek.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Sunday’s Best Deals: Fire HD 6, GreenWorks Tools, Weather Radios Weather radios, GreenWorks tools, and Amazon’s Fire HD 6 lead off Sunday’s best deals. Read more…
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Plants Can Assess Risk Similar to Animals Image: Wikimedia Commons.Ask any gambler the secret to leaving a casino with the big bucks, and they’ll tell you it’s all about knowing when to walk away. Although they may not see it in these terms, the gambler’s wisdom is actually exemplary of a highly evolved and desirable trait in humans and animals: the ability to assess risk. A gambler assesses poker chips and slot tokens rather than the mor
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Faraday Future joins Formula E with Dragon Racing partnership As the Formula E electric car racing series ends its second season in London this weekend, the new EV startup Faraday Future has announced its participation starting with season three this fall. Faraday Future, which made waves in January with the unveiling of its FFZero1 supercar concept, says it has entered into a technical partnership and sponsorship deal with Dragon … Continue reading
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The Carpoon Back in 1996, police in Finland tested an unusual way of stopping scofflaws from getting away. Their invention? A giant harpoon that mounts on the front of a patrol car, that could be driven into the criminal’s vehicle. We bet it could only catch a Barracuda or a Stingray. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Matt Damon Surprise Spy MissionMetal Gear Online: Charborg in a BoxCarrot? What
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Built-in Chromecasting is coming to Google’s Chrome browser You’re soon going to be able to beam a webpage to your Chromecast device, if you can’t already: the option is being added as a native feature from Chrome 51. Based on some early sightings of the feature it looks like casting a browser tab to Hangouts is going to be one of the options you’ve got.You can already cast a website and browse it on the big screen using Google’s official Chrome extension,
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The PocketCHIP Is An Excellent Intro To Absurdly Cheap Computing If you’ve been intrigued by the idea of messing about with a $9 PC but had no idea what you’d do with it, Next Thing Co.’s PocketCHIP turns its tiny computer into a portable gaming machine, music editor and learning tool. It’s just full of ideas.I’ve been enamored with miniature computers for quite a while now. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone to the Raspberry Pi website and filled my car
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Massive Attack protests Brexit with harsh words and a surprise song Massive Attack has had it with the “bigots and racists” supporting Brexit. Robert Del Naja, one half of the famed trip-hop duo, had some strong words to share about the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union during a Friday set at the British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park. SEE ALSO: Hi Americans, we Googled ‘Brexit’ for you “As sons of immigrants, we are both very di
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Inhabitat’s Week in Green: Solar roadways, and more! Photovoltaic roads sound almost like science fiction, but they’re becoming reality in the US. This week Missouri announced plans to pave a section of the historic Route 66 with energy-generating Solar Roadways tiles. In other futuristic transportation news, Russia wants to build a 44-mile-long hyperloop track that stretches along the coast to China. Driverless cars are expected to hit prime time w
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Uniden’s Guardian UDR777HD wireless security system They say that a man’s home is his castle, but in this modern day and age, there is no way that you will be able to secure your home with moats and a drawbridge. No sir, one will have to move with the times in terms of securing the security and safety of a particular home or abode, and most of the time, a video camera system is used. Of course, archiving and accessing all of the recorded footage is
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China incinerator plans lead thousands to protest Thousands of people in southern China turn out in an unusually large protest against plans for a new incinerator, leading riot police to be deployed.
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A fieldtrip to ITER, a work-in-progress that will test fusion’s feasibility Foreground buildings: Contractors Canteen, Changing Rooms, Showers, etc. || Green, Yellow, and Red buildings: Contractors’ Offices || White Building: Canteen and Infirmary for Contractors || Tall building: Assembly Hall || To the right of the Assembly Hall and behind the other buildings: Cryostat Assembly Site (credit: Dave Loschiavo) ST. PAUL-lez DURANCE, France—Rolling hills and oak woodland
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8 best movies of 2016 (so far) It’s the halfway point of 2016, a perfect time to take stock of the best entertainment offerings of the half-year. Check out our picks for the best movies of the year below — and since “The top 16 of 2016” is exactly 50% premature, we chose the Top 8. Our picks for best games, TV episodes, beauty trends and more will be coming throughout the weekend. SEE ALSO: 8 best TV episodes of 2016
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A Video and Graphic Guide to 12 of America’s Most Beautiful Natural Parks There are dozens of beautiful National Parks in the United States, but if you could only see one, this video and graphic guide from Expedia helps you narrow your choices down to 12 great parks you can explore, all of which are known for specific landmarks or exceptional natural beauty.From the Hidden Lake overlook in Glacier National Park to the Big Tree Loop in Redwood National Park, all the way
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American Cities Are Installing DHS-Funded Audio Surveillance “Audio surveillance is increasingly being used on parts of urban mass transit systems,” reports the Christian Science Monitor. Slashdot reader itwbennett writes “It was first reported in April that New Jersey had been using audio surveillance on some of its light rail lines, raising questions of privacy. This week, New Jersey Transit ended the program following revelations that the
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Microsoft’s next Surface rumored to be an all-in-one desktop PC Here’s a rumor that may get Microsoft fans excited: Microsoft’s next Surface device just might be an all-in-one (AIO) desktop PC. Rather than bring us yet another notebook-type device, Microsoft is said to be working on an iMac competitor for release in Q3 2016. The second generation Surface Book is now said to be delayed until early 2017 to give this machine some breathing room. The reason we’re
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This ‘Hourglass’ Liquid Battery Runs on Gravity Scientists at MIT have designed an ingenious new concept for a battery that operates on the same fundamental principal as an hourglass—it relies on gravity to generate energy. They described the device in a recent paper for Energy and Environmental Science.Read more…
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Some Misconceptions on Indefinite Integrals Integration is an incredibly useful technique taught in all calculus classes. Nevertheless, there are certain paradoxes involved with integration that are not easily solved. At least, I asked in my topology class whether anybody could resolve the paradox, and nobody found the correct answer. The first paradox arises in the following integral: [tex]\int \frac{1}{x} dx […]
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5 Easy and Economical Ways to Green Up Your 4th of July! HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY! If you’re stateside you’ll most likely be spending this lovely Sunday grilling up some veggie burgers and biting into huge slices of watermelon. But before you get going with the festivities, don’t forget that the best way to show
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22 pictures you need to look at twice Sometimes things aren’t aways what they seem. Our eyes and mind have become incredibly successful at playing tricks on us. We see what we want to see, and at a quick glance, optical illusions can make a very normal photo seem off, weird or downright wrong.  SEE ALSO: 25 people who will never forget to properly apply sunscreen ever again But you may want to take a closer look at these photos — thi
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Vitra launches adaptable Hack desk by Konstantin Grcic German designer Konstantin Grcic has created a utilitarian flat-pack office system for Vitra featuring desks that can be turned into sofas (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Apple is trademarking ‘Night Shift’ for use on Mac, Watch, TV and CarPlay The reaction to Night Shift may have been stronger than Apple anticipated. A new trademark filing suggests it’s looking to bring the popular iOS feature to the desktop. And cars. And your watch! Patently Apple has discovered a trademark filing that suggests Apple is looking the bring the feature to just about every platform it has. While it details just about every device you can think of (serious
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The Wallace modular shelving system is designed to resist falling off the wall Wall shelving to organize and display what’s important to you saves floor space and can be a practical and attractive addition to your home or office. Shelving can also be a pain to put up and, with too much weight on the shelves, even harder to keep up, especially when installed on drywall. Creative furniture and “room goods” company Swenyo has what could be the answer for many with its new Walla
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Ambient Noise Showdown: Noisli vs. White Noise vs. Rain Rain Ambient noise apps drown out distractions so you can focus on your work, or generate serene, peaceful environments that encourage you to fall asleep. But with dozens you can download, it’s hard to know which is the best. Noisli, White Noise, and Rain Rain are all at the top of this game, so it’s time to crank them up to 11 and see which one creates so much atmosphere you could practically breathe
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UAE tells citizens to avoid national dress while abroad after man taken for ISIS member in US The United Arab Emirates asked its citizens not to wear traditional clothes when travelling abroad after a UAE businessman was forced to the ground and detained as a member of Islamic State extremist group in Ohio. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Israeli politician Tzipi Livni ‘summonsed by UK police’ Former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni was summonsed by UK police for questioning over war crimes last week, Israeli officials say.
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Zapplight Bulb & Bug Zapper Let there be…BZZZZ! Dead mosquitos! Haha, suckers. You biting, blood-sucking, skin-disfiguring, Zika-transmitting SOBs. Fly into my pretty, pretty light. Because now the one that illuminates my back porch, my books, and my beers on summer nights that are perfect but for your presence is also my bodyguard. My bodyguard, and your certain death. The Zapplight is a standard LED lightbulb ensconced i
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Tornado-Shaped K-Pop Concert Hall Wins Competition for Seoul’s Olympic Arena Renovation Courtesy of HAEAHN Architecture and H Architecture South-Korea-based Haeahn Architecture, in collaboration with New York’s H Architecture, has won the competition to design a new K-Pop Concert Hall in South Korea. Organized by the Korea Sports Promotion Foundation, the competition sought proposals for the renovation of the existing 1988 Olympic Gymnastics Arena, which is located within the Ol
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Texas man ambushed & shot en-route to mosque A doctor on his way to a Houston mosque for morning prayers was reportedly surrounded by three people and shot on Sunday. The incident follows an allegedly religiously-motivated attack at the mosque of the Orlando shooter in Florida the day before. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Ars Technica’s staff shares its everyday earbud and headphone picks Happy Fourth from everyone at Ars! While the American half of the staff takes a much-need vacation over the next two days, we thought this would be a good time to share our personal picks for a very important piece of everyday tech: our headphones. Ars’ staff is never lacking in opinions, and our preferences range from earbuds (to keep us tethered to our smartphones and subscription-music apps)
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Vertical Loft Vertical Loft by Shift architecture urbanism extreme makeover of a pre-war city dwelling in the centre of Rotterdam This so called do-it-yourself dwelling in the centre of Rotterdam is part of a bold experiment initiated by the municipality to revitalize dilapidated urban areas. Run-down pre-war dwellings are renovated on the outside and brought back to their monumental appearance, while the inte
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Bangladesh attack: Dhaka’s Holey cafe attackers were known to police The authorities in Bangladesh name five of the men who carried out the country’s worst terror attack, in Dhaka, and reveal they were known to police.
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SanDisk’s new insanely fast microSD cards can hold 14 hours of 4K video If you’re into shooting 4K video, you’ll probably be really into the newest microSD cards from SanDisk which can hold 14 hours of footage and transfer info insanely fast. The SanDisk Extreme 256GB microSD card not only has an insane capacity (seriously, 14 hours of 4K footage!), it can transfer your data at a read rate of 100MBps. It has a write speed of 90MBps. If you slip one of these into a 4K
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Reasons for delays in early autism diagnoses in Australia A new study has found many Australian children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may not be diagnosed until long after initial signs appear, prompting calls for improvements to the diagnostic process.
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Fetal surgery stands to advance from new glues inspired by mussels Bioengineers are making better glues for medical procedures inside the body, a wet environment, applying what he and others before him have learned about underwater superglue-making techniques that have been developed and elaborated upon through eons of evolution by mussels, a brainless bivalve.
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U.S. lags behind in global smart-cities race: 4 ways we can catch up GUEST: As cities face new challenges, including but not limited to infrastructure growth, security, and resource allocation, the use of technology seems like a natural way to address these problems. In a perfect world, smart sensors and real-time data analysis could help monitor and provide insight into everything – from gun violence to traffic congestions, from electricity consumption to public h
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Potential new UK Prime Minister calls for increased UK technology spending and creating a DARPA equivalent Michael Gove, the controversial Caledonian Brexiteer is seeking the leadership of the UK Tory Party and thus become the Prime Minister, is calling to “reboot democracy” in a new “start-up nation”.“The total amount we spend as a nation on research and development is significantly less than countries such as the US and government spending on R and D has been less than the OECD an
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Evidence of upcoming Microsoft Surface revealed, all-in-one also rumored Just a week after Microsoft confirmed Surface 3 production would end later this year, potentially leaving 2016 with no new Surface hardware announcements, evidence has popped up to prove otherwise. On a visit to Microsoft’s building 88 in Redmond, developer Shubhan Chemburkar was able to take photos of a wall that highlighted the history of Surface hardware releases. Surprisingly, there … Continue
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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Wearable subwoofers, gigantic Legos, and more At any given moment, there are approximately a zillion crowdfunding campaigns on the web. Take a stroll through Kickstarter or Indiegogo and you’ll find no shortage of weird, useless, and downright stupid projects out there — alongside some real gems. In this column, we cut through all the worthless wearables and Oculus Rift ripoffs to round up the week’s most unusual, ambitious, and exciting proj
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Forget the grown-ups! Here are the best wearables for kids The wearable industry is seriously heating up, but it seems like all the attention goes to the adult-aimed devices, and those devices alone. What about the kids? Related: Jawbone boss rubbishes recent reports suggesting it’s exiting wearables Thankfully, there are a ton of great devices out there for kids, from smartwatches to trackers. Many of these wearables are built for safety. Thanks to GPS t
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British Prime Minister hopefuls differ greatly on speed of Brexit talks Two of the leading candidates for Britain’s next Prime Minister have expressed widely different views on when the UK should kick start negotiation talks with the EU on its exit from the bloc. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Marvel transform Trump into ‘big head’ Captain America supervillain (PHOTOS) Love him or hate him, presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump grabs people’s attention and now Marvel have transposed his likeness into a comic book villain known for his battles with Captain America. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Emerging Sub Spotting Technology Threatens Nuclear Deterrence Somehow through 70 years of nuclear buildup we’ve managed to avoid complete annihilation or worse. No world leader has pushed the button or turned the key or made the call, no volleys of ICBMs have been launched from cornfield silos, no squadrons of bombers have taken off on one last nuclear-armed flight. We are alive, even though, as any reasonable alien observer might conclude, we should not be.
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Multitasking Drains Your Brain’s Energy Reserves, Researchers Say An anonymous reader quotes an article from Quartz: When we attempt to multitask, we don’t actually do more than one activity at once, but quickly switch between them. And this switching is exhausting. It uses up oxygenated glucose in the brain, running down the same fuel that’s needed to focus on a task… “That switching comes with a biological cost that ends up making us feel tired much mor
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Millennials admit using phones to avoid talking to people – CNET Technically Incorrect: A new study suggests that holiday gatherings mean that millennials will use their phones strategically to avoid Uncle Bilbo.
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Meme Makes Questionable Journey From Neo-Nazi Message Board to Trump’s Twitter Source: Twitter On Saturday, Donald Trump posted a meme on Twitter featuring his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton’s face superimposed on piles of $100 bills, with a Star of David next to her bearing the words “Most Corrupt Candidate Ever!” Charges of antisemitism ensued. Obviously. The post was subsequently removed and reposted with a circle instead of the star. Well, it turns out that was the onl
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This Pair of Smart Socks Got Me Into Wearable Tech Ahhh, wearable tech.Is there a bigger buzzkill than that random person at the party telling you all about their Fitbit heart rate? We get it, you run! As an anti-runner (come at me marathoners), I was a bit hesitant about how I’d fairly use and review the newly-launched Sensoria Fitness socks when I got my hands on them. The Sensoria socks aren’t your everyday cotton gym socks. When paired with th
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Butterflies in the Time of Dinosaurs, With Nary a Flower in Sight Jurassic butterflies disappeared a full 45 million years before the first caterpillar decided to grow up and become a beautiful butterfly. Again. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Radical Search for a Magnetic ‘Sixth Sense’ in Humans “Magnetic pull.” We often use the phrase to describe attraction, but only in a figurative way. After all, unlike homing pigeons, humans don’t have the power to perceive magnetic fields. Or do we? According to a small group of maverick scientists, the possibility of finding working compasses within our bodies ranges from “not surprising” to “overwhelming.”  The idea that humans can sense magnetism
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Aerospace MX | Off-Duty Utilitarian Carry submitted by Josh Trayvax Element WalletSamsung Galaxy S6Kershaw 1302BW Lifter Folding Knife with SpeedSafeNite Ize S-Biner #3Trayvax KeytonMaglite XL200Leatherman 831544 RebarMulti-Tool, BlackAspire NautilusProvari P2.5ZippoFifty/Fifty White Vacuum-Insulated Stainless Steel Bottle with Wide Mouth – 40 oz. Capacity
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What businesses need to understand about chatbots  Welcome to the bot-centric future, which is set to make smartphone users navigate the internet in a chit-chat fashion with a virtual assistant. But “assistant” will soon become too impersonal… Alexa, Siri and others will cross the line from impersonal robots to entities that know our habits, routines, hobbies and interests just as well as, if not better than, our closest… Read More
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Are We Set to Get a New Microsoft Surface Device Soon? Photo: Doug Benc/AP for MicrosoftAccording to a recent Twitter user’s visit to the Microsoft offices in Redmond, Washington, the company may be planning to release new devices in its Surface line.The Verge first reported that app developer Shubhan Chemburkar tweeted photos on Saturday he took while at Building 88. The wall shows a number of released Surface models, along with multiple shelves with
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Who at Trump’s campaign copied, modified, and tweeted neo-Nazi propaganda? On Saturday, July 2nd, someone with access to Donald Trump’s Twitter account tweeted an attack on Hillary Clinton containing anti-semitic symbolism. The original tweet was corrected, then deleted more than two hours later, without any explanation from the Trump campaign. It’s been more than a day since the tweet was posted, and nobody from Trump’s camp has commented on the tweet — except for form
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Lucky Tesla Model 3 buyers score Golden Tickets to Gigafactory opening Now that Tesla has scheduled July 29th as the date of the grand opening ceremony for its massive battery-producing Gigafactory in Nevada, it’s probably every electric car enthusiasts dream to attend. Unfortunately, unless you’re considered a Tesla VIP, the only other way to get invited was to pre-order the company’s new Model 3 sedan, and even then you had to … Continue reading
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Dhaka cafe attack: ‘We went to help a man – they fired at us’ A police officer injured in an attack on a Dhaka cafe in which 22 people were killed and more than 30 injured describes what happened when he reached the scene.
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Greek Parliament approves sale of Piraeus Port to China COSCO Shipping and may see new airports, logistics center and rail Greek lawmakers on Thursday ratified the sale of a majority stake of Piraeus Port to China COSCO Shipping, a major privatization project of the bailed-out nation under a left wing government.Under the 368.5 million euro deal signed in April between COSCO and Greece’s privatization agency, COSCO is to buy 51 percent of Piraeus for 280.5 million, with a further 16 percent for 88 million after a five
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High-pressure generator using a superconducting diamond developed Researchers have developed a new diamond anvil cell by micro-fabricating a superconducting diamond, which conducts electricity like metal and serves as electrodes, on the world’s hardest and chip-proof-nano-polycrystalline diamond.
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A New Corporate AI Can Read Your Emails – and Your Mind “Okay, as of last night, who were the people who were most disgruntled…? Show me the top 10.” An anonymous Slashdot reader shares their report on a fascinating Fortune magazine article: “One company says it can spot ‘insider threats’ before they happen — by reading all your workers’ email.” Working with a former CIA consultant, Stroz Friedberg developed a software that “
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BreakSafe USB-C Magnetic Cable Apple is inexplicably phasing out its MagSafe cable, so we’re glad that companies like Griffin are picking up the slack. The BreakSafe is a breakaway power cable for USB Type-C devices such as the MacBook and the Nexus 6P. Hat Tip Link Link 2 Price: $40 More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Deal: Gooseneck Lightning CableSeagate Innov8 USB Hard DriveDeal: Luminid Touch Light-up CableBranchBox
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How science fiction writers predicted virtual reality With the introduction of high-end devices such as the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive, as well as the simple ones such as Google Cardboard, virtual reality is the next digital frontier. While it’s a world that can now be practically realized, it’s not a new idea: Science fiction has long been imagining virtual worlds within imagined ones. From the early 1950s, authors had begun to experiment with sto
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This X-shaped sensor will alert you to incoming drones, so you can freak out (video link)OAKLAND, Calif.—As I stand along the shores of Lake Merritt on a breezy summer day, I try to imagine I’m someone with either enough fame or money to worry about over-zealous paparazzi and over-curious neighbors. And because it’s 2016, when anyone can buy an inexpensive drone and fly it over my wall, I need some sort of countermeasure, like Dedrone’s DroneTracker. I peer into a vide
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NASA’s Giant Super Balloon Mission is Called Off Early The balloon just before launch in May. Image: NASA/Jeremy EggersNASA’s most recent test flight of a super pressure balloon ended prematurely, but was still able to set some records along the way, including one for flight duration.The agency announced Saturday that while the original goal was to keep the balloon aloft for 100 days at just over 100,000 feet, it was successful in keeping it floating
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Like it or not, Apple is right about Spotify (and is bending the rules for it) This past week, Apple and Spotify got into a slap-fight via the ‘media.’ Spotify claiming Apple was being unfair (and assuming the disagreement was a measure to bolster Apple Music) while Apple simply stuck to its rules. Here’s the thing: like it or not, Apple is right. The rules The axis on which the argument spins is rule 3.1 of the App Store Review Guidelines. Named ‘Payments,’ it details exact
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ICANN: We Won’t Pass Judgment On Pirate Sites From a TorrentFreak report:Following more pressure from rightsholders, domain name oversight body ICANN has again made it clear that it will not act as judge and jury in copyright disputes. In a letter to the president of the Intellectual Property Constituency, ICANN chief Stephen Crocker says that ICANN is neither “required or qualified” to pass judgment in such cases. This week, ICANN’
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The art of relationships for fundraising success  With the incessant talk about unicorns, it’s easy to lose sight of the opposite end of the investment funnel. What feeds the industry is not unicorns, but first venture round companies. Yet raising investments from institutional venture capitalists is becoming increasingly difficult for early-stage entrepreneurs — and it likely won’t ease up through the remainder of 2016. Read More
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Tesla will make as many EVs in 6 months as it did in all of 2015 Tesla isn’t waiting for the Model 3 (or the Gigafactory) to be ready before it kicks its production into overdrive. The electric car pioneer now expects to build and deliver over 50,000 vehicles in the second half of 2016 — that’s as many as it built in all of 2015. It hopes to make 2,400 EVs per week by the end of the year, which is no mean feat when it made just under 2,000 a week in the spring
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Make Your Baby Clean the House YouTuber How to Dad shows the secret technique to making your baby help with household chores: just ask them nicely and give them a thumbs up when they’re done. Nice video, Kit Harington and Ryan Gosling’s son. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Million Dollars, But… the GameDunkey Plays Metal Gear OnlineMan’s Best Lunch BoxThe Head TurnerImprobable Weapons
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When In Doubt, Mimic the Body Language of Others to Be More Persuasive Body language varies from one person to another. Trying to follow a set of specific actions to effectively communicate with everyone is bound to fail. If you’re talking with someone one-on-one, mimic their body language instead to be more persuasive.As advice site Barking Up the Wrong Tree explains, the “correct” body language to use depends on your goal. If your trying to sell someone on somethin
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Avila Easel Stand for iPad Pro Matt Teresi, owner of Avila Design Co. — and whose home screens and workflows were recently featured on MacSparky — has designed the Easel for iPad Pro. It’s an adjustable, ergonomic, and grippy stand that makes working on an iPad Pro comfortable and enjoyable. See how it works here: In a blog post describing the story behind the Easel, Teresi writes: Rest your arms while navigating the interfac
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LYFE Floating Planter Puts Your Plants in the Air Like You Just Don’t Care Finally, a planter box that floats mid-air and rotates while growing plants indoors without the use of soil. Okay, so maybe it wasn’t at the fore-front of your mind either, but that doesn’t in any way detract from how freaking cool this is! Designer Simon Morris’ vision isn’t as crazy as you might think when you really break it down. […]Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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German vice chancellor calls for dual citizenship for young Brits living in Europe Germany and other EU countries should consider the idea of offering citizenship to young British expats, most of whom voted to remain in the bloc in the Brexit referendum, the German economy minister has said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Fireworks are still dangerous! The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a new, timely warning about the dangers of fireworks. In this year’s PSA, the government teamed up with professional NFL player Jason Pierre-Paul, who explains how last 4th of July he tried to relight a firework, but instead blew off a part of his right hand, losing a finger and part of his thumb. “Anyone doubting the danger fireworks pose
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7 Summertime Remedies Sitting in Your Refrigerator With summertime adventures often come scratches, bites, stings and other minor wounds from interactions with nature. While such things certainly shouldn’t deter kids—and parents—from playing outdoors, it’s often preferable to steer away from the medicine
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Ciaran Scannell proposes “fantastical world” in London’s HS2 railway tunnels Graduate shows 2016: the UK’s high-speed railway network could incorporate an underground swimming pool, museum and concert hall, suggests Royal College of Art graduate Ciaran Scannell. (more…)
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Scientists Discover Brain Circuits Attached to Mood, and How to Hack Them Emotional hacking is real with implications toward mental health. What if this got into the wrong hands? We could be joyously enslaved without the emotional countenance to fight back.   Read More
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Why Google Capital deal could augur the reemergence of so-called PIPEs  Last Wednesday, Google Capital ventured into the world of investing in publicly traded companies, announcing it has backed Care.com, a platform that connects people with caregivers that went public in early 2014. With Google Capital investing $46.35 million, it became Care.com’s single largest shareholder, according to The New York Times. The deal also sent nine-year-old… Read More
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The Site That Lets You Track Planes In Real-Time Wants to Track Drones Too Flightradar24 is probably the web’s foremost destination for aviation nerds of all stripes. Using data from a worldwide network of radio ground stations, the site lets users track the real-time locations of civilian aircraft by constantly updating a live map based on their transponder pings.Now the site is partnering with hardware manufacturer Skysense in an effort to allow unmanned commercial dro
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Iraq mourns victims of Baghdad suicide bombing The Iraqi government declares three days of national mourning after a huge bomb in the capital Baghdad kills 165 people and injures more than 200 others.
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Turkey remands 13 in jail over Istanbul airport attack A Turkish court on Sunday remanded 13 alleged Islamic State militants in custody pending trial in connection with suicide bombings at Istanbul’s main airport last Tuesday that claimed 45 lives.
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Night Shift could be coming to every device Apple makes Apple introduced a special Night Shift mode with iOS 9.3 to save strain on your eyes in the evening time, and it looks like the feature has proved popular enough to make the switch to Apple’s other hardware products as well.Patently Apple spotted a trademark filing by Apple that makes mention of Night Shift in relation to motor vehicles (CarPlay, the Apple Car or both), smartwatches, computers and
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Google’s Chrome browser has a new ‘Cast’ option, mirrors to Hangouts Google Cast, the underlying technology behind Chromecast, is being baked directly into Chrome, and can be used for Hangouts. Chrome The Chrome browser will have a new ‘Cast’ feature in the drop-down menu in Chrome 51, which is currently in beta. As you can with the extension, Cast simply lets you cast your browser tab onto a TV or other Cast-enabled monitor. While the extension may no longer be ne
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Teenager who allegedly urged boyfriend to commit suicide via texts will stand trial The Supreme Judicial Court, Massachusetts’ top court, upheld a local grand jury’s decision to indict Michelle Carter on manslaughter charges connected to the 2014 suicide of her boyfriend, 18-year-old Conrad Roy, reports The Wall Street Journal. Related: Judge: Don’t expect any privacy if you leave your phone at a crime scene According to the court, there was “ample evidence” that Carter’s conduct
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Stay connected on your next cruise: Cruise ships with fast Wi-Fi Many use a vacation to completely disconnect from the outside world, and a cruise can offer the opportunity to do that. For those that want to upload pictures, keep an eye on email, or even Skype with family back home on their vacation, a cruise ship with reliable Wi-Fi is a must. So while you may not make your entire decision on cruise line based on Wi-Fi speed, it does not hurt to consider avail
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Death toll in Baghdad ISIS bombings surpasses 200 (VIDEO) In the deadliest single attack in Baghdad this year, a refrigerator truck bomb in a Shiite district has killed at least 213 people. Islamic State claimed responsibility, while survivors lambasted the Iraqi prime minister for failing to ensure security. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Iraq: Worst violence in a year following Baghdad attacks Iraq has suffered its worst day of violence for a year, with nearly 120 people killed in suicide attacks targeting the capital Baghdad.
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Jabra is all talk with its Halo Smart Bluetooth earbuds  At $80, the Jabra Halo Smart is in a bit of a gray area. It’s hardly what the majority of users would call “cheap,” but it still comes in well below other wireless offerings from companies like Jaybird. They’re not fitness buds, nor are they focused on sound or comfort. Jabra, much to its credit, went a different route entirely, eschewing the focuses of most… Read More
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Unexpected finding links cell division, glucose, and insulin Proteins that play key roles in the timing of cell division also moonlight in regulating blood sugar levels, researchers have found.
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Surge pricing is coming to food delivery GUEST: If you think that paying 6x for Uber is a bitter injustice, brace yourself: surge pricing is coming to on-demand food delivery. The delivery companies cannot afford their driver fleets without making this change. It’s sheer economics and a trend that will shape the future of online food ordering. Surge pricing may seem obvious given that Sprig introduced it in 2014. But consider this questi
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Turkey sends Gaza aid after six-year rift with Israel ends A Turkish ship carrying aid for Gaza arrives in an Israeli port for the first time since relations were restored six years after a deadly clash at sea.
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After FBI grilling, Hillary Clinton calls husband’s chat with Attorney General ‘chance meeting’ Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said her husband Bill’s meeting with US Attorney General Loretta Lynch at Phoenix, Arizona’s Sky Harbor Airport was not related to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s email probe and was nothing more than a “chance meeting at an airport tarmac.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Flamyngo Simplifies Getting Travel Tips From Friends iPhone: If you’re heading out on vacation to somewhere your friends or family have already gone, it’s natural to ask for any suggestions they might have for places to go. This usually results in a mess of texts and emails from various people. Flamyngo is an app that makes it a little easier.The idea here’s simple, you download the app, then ask your friends for suggestions for places to go. Flamyn
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Kuwait foils 3 ISIS terror attacks, arrests suspects in raids Three terror plots planned by Islamic State terror group have been foiled in Kuwait, the country’s Interior Ministry said. Several pre-emptive raids inside and outside Kuwait ended in the arrests of militants. Read Full Article at RT.com
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New Study Busts the Myth That Knights Couldn’t Move Well in Armor Medieval armor has a bad reputation when it comes to how much movement is possible for a fully-armored and outfitted knight. Chances are you’ve bought into the notion that it resulted in clunky, slow, and awkward battles. Read more…
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Sliding and spinning walls animate facade of house by Matharoo Associates At the touch of a button, the chunky marble walls that surround this house in India divide up into spinning and sliding panels, revealing a more lightweight glass facade behind (photos by Edmund Sumner + slideshow). (more…)
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How to (better) model beam transport Electrically charged wire meshes are used throughout science and engineering to guide, focus and analyse charged particles and may be found in areas as diverse as unmanned satellite propulsion systems, mass spectrometers and particle accelerators. Understanding particle motion is a necessity to optimise the performance of devices such as these. Experts have carried out extensive studies into mesh
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New anti-cancer strategy mobilizes both innate and adaptive immune response Scientists have developed a new vaccine that involves injecting cells that have been modified so that they can stimulate both an innate immune response and the more specific adaptive response, which allows the body to keep memories and attack new tumor cells as they form.
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Trauma induces more alcohol craving than stress among veterans with PTSD and co-occurring alcohol dependence Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and alcohol dependence (AD) are two of the most common and debilitating disorders diagnosed among American military veterans. AD and PTSD often occur together, and this co-occurrence has a worse prognosis than either disorder alone. Alcohol craving is related to relapse, but the relationship between PTSD symptoms, craving, and relapse is not well understood. T
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Advanced colorectal cancer: Anti-interleukin-1 alpha antibody MABp1 improves outcomes significantly over placebo A novel anti-interleukin 1-alpha antibody has shown a significant impact on symptoms, and a high level of safety and tolerability in patients with advanced colorectal cancer, according to phase III data.
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Pakistan’s Nuclear Weapons Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal probably consists of approximately 110-130 nuclear warheads, although it could have more. Islamabad is producing fissile material, adding to related production facilities, and deploying additional nuclear weapons and new types of delivery vehicles. Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal is widely regarded as designed to dissuade India from taking military action against Pakistan, bu
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Canal plus As the newly-enlarged Panama Canal opens for business, Arturo Wallace traces some of the unique waterway’s unexpected beneficiaries.
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Natural metabolite can suppress inflammation An international research team has revealed a substance produced in humans that can suppress the pro-inflammatory activity of macrophages — specific immune cells. The substance known as itaconate is released in large quantities by macrophages themselves and according to the scientists, acts as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. These properties make itaconate promising for the treatment
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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.
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Interview With An ‘NSA Hacker’ Published By The Intercept The Intercept published a 4,000 word article based on a journalist’s three-hour interview with an “NSA hacker” who recently left the agency for a career in cybersecurity. Offering a portrait of life within the U.S. intelligence agency, “Lamb” says he worked on “ridiculously cool projects that I’ll never forget… Technically challenging things are just inherently interesti
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Uranium Seawater Extraction Makes Nuclear Power Completely Renewable America, Japan and China are racing to be the first nation to make nuclear energy completely renewable. The hurdle is making it economic to extract uranium from seawater, because the amount of uranium in seawater is truly inexhaustible. James Conca at Forbes describes the latest developments with uranium seawater extraction.James has some update from Nextbigfuture’s April coverage of the uranium e
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Blooming health A growing body of research suggests gardening is good for both physical and mental health.
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Estimated 2015 US Traffics up 7.7% to 35200 A statistical projection of traffic fatalities for 2015 shows that an estimated 35,200 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes. This represents an increase of about 7.7 percent as compared to the 32,675 fatalities that were reported to have occurred in 2014.If these projections are realized, fatalities will be at the highest level since 2008, when 37,423 fatalities were reported. Preliminary
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TechRadar Deals: The best iPhone SE deals in July 2016 iPhone SE dealsIf iPhone SE deals are what you seek, you’ve come to the right place. On this page we’re rounding up all of the best iPhone SE deals, so that you can easily find the right deal for your needs. The iPhone SE looks and feels exactly the same as the iPhone 5S. But instead of sporting two-year-old hardware it’s fully up to date, with a super-fast CPU and graphics, and the 12MP iSight ca
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Cancer patient receives a 3D-printed jaw If you lose your lower jaw to cancer, you don’t have many options for prosthetics. At that size, traditional clay is so heavy and unwieldy that you can only wear it for a few hours at a time. Indiana University’s Dr. Travis Bellicchi and team have developed a much better alternative, though. He recently gave tongue cancer patient Shirley Anderson a 3D-printed jaw after losing his natural jaw to th
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Your federal government drives innovation by investing in moonshots  Imagine a future where “moonshots” are part of our everyday reality. Imagine that funding for these innovations comes not from Silicon Valley venture capital, eccentric billionaires or maverick corporations, but instead from the United States government, which has already invested in moonshot technologies and is helping to make them a reality. And that’s just the beginning. Read More
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Diving Mask Glasses Underwater 720P HD Camera 2 in 1 #1 Diving Mask Glasses Underwater 720P HD Camera 2 in 1  URL: http://goo.gl/TmC9tePRICE: $77.75Main Features:Diving glass mask:Tempered glass transparent lenses, quite durable, well protect your face and eyesSilicone gel mask is comfortable to wearWith head strap ( length is adjustable ), easy to fit your sizeUnderwater CameraWater depth: 30mVideo: 720P / 30fps, AVI formatPicture: 2560 x 1920, JPG
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New York Falls and Seattle Rises on ‘America’s Top Tech Cities’ List CRBE has released their annual list of the top tech cities in the U.S., analyzing 13 metrics (including salaries and housing costs) to “gauge the competitive advantage of markets and their ability to attract, grow and retain tech-talent pools.” An anonymous Slashdot reader quotes an article from Geekwire: Seattle is the third best tech market in North America, trailing only the San Franc
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Astronomers scan for disappearing stars Scientists are adept at spotting stars, even very old ones. But what about stars that disappear? A handful of researchers, led by Uppsala University’s Beatriz Villarroel, aims to find out. They’ve been comparing sky surveys to see if any light sources (usually stars) have disappeared between these scans. Out of the 300,000 sources in the study, they’ve found one that appears to have vanished witho
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Jumping shark caught on camera in an almost Sharknado situation Sharks are the perfect predator. They are fast, lithe, have heaps of teeth and sometimes, for fun, can propel themselves out of the ocean. Photographer and fisherman Jake Beazley, 19, discovered this unsettling fact first hand on Thursday when he spent a day fishing south of Perth, Australia. SEE ALSO: Preventing shark attacks with drones, smartphone apps and infrared cameras Beazley and his fri
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Suit up for Bonhams’ Space Race collectibles auction If you’ve just realized your wardrobe is lacking a spacesuit, fear not. On July 20, Bonhams is holding its eighth annual Space History auction in New York City, which will feature not one, but two near-complete spacesuits. The sale of items from the start of the Space Race to the End of the Cold War will also include artifacts that flew on Apollo 11 and the Soviet Soyuz and Salyut missions, as
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Lawyers launch Brexit legal challenge The British government faces a legal challenge to stop it beginning the process of leaving the European Union without an act of parliament, a law firm announced Sunday.
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Israel approves 800 settler homes in & outside E. Jerusalem after teen killing A massive construction of homes in East Jerusalem and the surrounding area has been approved by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The new construction is being seen as a form of retaliation for attacks by Palestinians. Read Full Article at RT.com
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TBD architecture nestles couple’s art studio into a tree line in new york the studio brings the artists and not the materials together by intersecting two rectangular volumes with distinctively different materials. The post TBD architecture nestles couple’s art studio into a tree line in new york appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Black Lives Matter halts Toronto Pride parade to address ‘anti-Blackness’ (PHOTOS) Toronto’s famous Pride parade was interrupted by members of the Black Lives Matter group, which halted the march for about 30 minutes. Read Full Article at RT.com
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UK police summon Israeli ex-FM Livni over alleged war crimes during Gaza conflict Israel has revealed its former foreign minister Tzipi Livni was summoned for questioning by the Metropolitan Police for alleged war crimes which were committed against Palestinians in 2008-9. Read Full Article at RT.com
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23andMe Sells Data for Drug Search The consumer genetic-testing startup has amassed one of the world’s largest databases of DNA. Now it is sifting through it for clues to new drugs.
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Earthrace has illegal fishing operations in its sights with slick new trimaran Earthrace has been criss-crossing the globe on the lookout for illegal fishing and hunting operations since 2006. The original Earthrace boat was launched in 2006, and set a world record for round the world powerboat travel before it was destroyed in a collision with a Japanese whaling ship in 2010. Now, the team is trying to create a new trimaran capable of assisting law enforcement on long-ra
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The DEA Can’t Legalize Medical Marijuana Rumor has it that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) plans to legalize marijuana any day now. Rumor also has it that Barack Obama is secretly a foreign-born Muslim and that the CIA had a hand in the attack that brought down the World Trade Center. Unfortunately, that first claim is about as likely to be true as the other two. It is true that the DEA has not responded yet to a pair of petit
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Why Is Hillary Clinton Still a Hawk? In an era of endless military conflict, anti-war sentiment abides among Democrats. In 2004, their presidential nomination went to John Kerry, who was strongly critical of George W. Bush’s handling of the war in Iraq. In 2008, they chose Barack Obama, largely because he had opposed that war. This year, 12 million people cast ballots for Bernie Sanders, who voted against it.  According to Gallup, 6
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Suicide bomber strikes near US consulate in Saudi Arabia A suicide bomber blew himself up near the United States consulate in Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea city of Jeddah in the early hours of Monday, the interior ministry said.
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EgyptAir crash: Flight MS804 bodies are recovered A vessel looking for the bodies of victims of the Egypt Air plane that crashed in the Mediterranean in May has found most remains, investigators say.
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Artificial pancreases set to make living with diabetes easier by 2018 Sufferers of type 1 diabetes are required to constantly monitor their blood glucose levels and administer insulin as needed. But the daily hassle of self-care for patients could soon be reduced, with a new study concluding that automated “artificial pancreas” systems could be available in as little as two years… Continue Reading Artificial pancreases set to make living with diabetes
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A rolling green roof between two corporate buildings in Geneva hides an innovative nursery school A rolling green roof camouflages this nursery school, nestled between two towering buildings of the Japan Tobacco International headquarters in Geneva. The inconspicuous facility, designed by Swiss design studio group8, features alternating open and closed spaces and reflects the architects’ intent to create an “inhabited landscape”. The building is conceived as a series of alternating a
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The Right Government Policy Toward Entrepreneurship A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssThe Right Government Policy Toward Entrepreneurship 0 Views I’ve said many times that the best way government can promote entrepreneurship is to get out of the way, so I can’t support the Obama Administration’s annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit, a government-sponsored meet-and-greet for prospective entrepreneurs, funders, politicians, and hangers-on. But I agree
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Seeker backpack joins new bike mounts for intrepid GoPro users For every GoPro strapped to a kid’s head as they skate down the sidewalk at 2 mph, there’s someone out there capturing incredible vision in far-flung places. With its new Seeker backpack, and the two bike mounts launched alongside it, GoPro is looking to make it easier for amateur and professional adventurers alike to take their action cams with them… Continue Reading Seeker backpack joins ne
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NASA’s Super Pressure Balloon glides past flight duration record For decades NASA has been sending big balloons to high-altitudes as a low-cost way of gathering atmospheric data, but in their current form they do have their limitations. One of which is sustaining long duration flights at certain latitudes. NASA is trying to overcome this with its Super Pressure Balloon (SPB) designed to eventually remain airborne for more than 100 days at a time. The floatin
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Iraq begins three days of mourning after deadly Islamic State group attack Iraq began three days of national mourning on Monday for the 213 people killed by a suicide bombing in a busy Baghdad shopping district claimed by Islamic State (IS) group jihadists, the deadliest attack in the capital this year.
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Pacifico Optical X The Yacht Week – Yacht Master Collection – Part 3 In keeping with their mission of freewheeling luxury that covers all fashionable and functional bases, Pacifico Optical has announced a new partnership with travel brand Yacht Week. To honour the collaboration Pacifico has released the Yacht Master Sunglasses, a bespoke pair of elegantly breezy shades that go perfectly with those smooth ocean waves and sun-soaked flutes of champagne. Visit Man of
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A D lab fills multi-tiered residence in singapore with trees and plants the immersion of natural greenery throughout all the rooms has established a sense of openness and natural ventilation within this family home. The post A D lab fills multi-tiered residence in singapore with trees and plants appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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If you need to build a grass hut with no tools, this guy has you covered Need a guide for when you decide to free yourself of the burdens of western life and head into the wilderness? Good, because we have one for you.  An unnamed gentleman, who says he is located somewhere in far north Queensland, Australia, operates a fascinating YouTube channel under the title, Primitive Technologies. In a nutshell, he builds a fairly sturdy and weather-proof grass hut in this
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Anti-microbial unisuit gives US rowers an extra layer of protection in Rio Come this year’s Olympic Games, competitors will be fighting more than just the world’s finest sportspeople for glory. Holding the games in Rio has created another set of adversaries for athletes: bugs and bacteria in the air and water. The US Olympic rowing team will be going into battle with a new anti-microbial suit, designed to help keep them safe from whatever lurks within the contaminated
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World Building of the Year 2016 shortlist announced World Architecture Festival 2016: a Brazilian rainforest house, a spiralling university building in Tenerife and a bulbous blue drawing studio are among the 343 projects shortlisted for awards at the World Architecture Festival in Berlin this November (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Scamming Nemo: How cleaning fish are the ‘con-men’ of the coral reef Cleaner wrasse perform a cleaning service for coral reef fish—namely eating parasites off their customer’s skin. However, what the females of some species actually want is to lure in clients and ‘cheat’ them by biting off some tasty mucus before escaping.
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Pacific Ocean radiation back near normal after Fukushima: study Radiation levels across the Pacific Ocean are rapidly returning to normal five years after a meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear plant spewed gases and liquids into the sea, a study showed Monday.
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The Dolly legacy: Are you eating cloned meat? Two decades after Scotland’s Dolly the sheep became the first cloned mammal, consumers may well wonder whether they are drinking milk or eating meat from cookie-cutter cows or their offspring.
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Here’s an Easy Way to Add Textures to Text in Photoshop We recently showed you how to crop images to specific shapes in Photoshop, but what if you wanted to do the same with text? With the popularity of calligraphy, watercolor textures, and gold foiling, you can very easily make your text look like it was handcrafted using Photoshop. Step One Using the Text tool, type out your text in Photoshop using a thick font. The color of the text doesn’t matter a
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United Launch Alliance Plans For 1,000 People Working In Space By 2045 What if you could produce rocket fuel in outer space — making it 83% cheaper? One company sees this as the basis a self-sustaining “space economy” based on refueling Earth-orbiting spaceships. Slashdot reader MarkWhittington writes: Jeff Bezos, of both Amazon and Blue Origin, may ruminate about moving a lot of industry off the planet, but the United Launch Alliance, that joint venture o
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Hands on with Nura headphones that adapt to your unique hearing profile Just as with vision, no two people have the same hearing, so why should headphones be one size fits all? Off the back of a successful Kickstarter that has so far earned A$1.2 million ($875,395), Melbourne-based startup Nura has created a unique pair of headphones that aim to adapt sound exactly for your ears. On Monday, Nura cofounders Luke Campbell and Kyle Slater dropped by the Mashable Austral
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The Senegalese Muslims who don’t fast In Senegal, members of one branch of Sufi Islam, known as the Baye Fall, haven’t been fasting during the holy month of Ramadan, unlike most other Muslims.
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High-tech fillings could actually repair your teeth – CNET These award-winning new materials for dental fillings could help repair and regenerate parts of your damaged teeth.
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Ankara could let Russia use its Incirlik airbase to fight ISIS – Turkish FM The statement came from Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu during his interview with TRT channel. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Brickbat: Judicial Temperament It began with murder defendant Denver Fenton Allen asking Floyd County, Georgia Superior Court Judge Bryant Durham Jr. to appoint him another public defender. But before the hearing was over, Allen had told the judge to go fuck himself, told him to suck his dick, threatened to kill the judge’s family and bragged about having a “big old donkey dick.” Not to be outdone, the judge said All
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buratti architetti adds underground swimming pool to italian house divided over two levels, ‘house luna’ hosts the living functions on the ground floor and leaves the underground floor as an intimate space, enclosed and dark, to relax and swim. The post buratti architetti adds underground swimming pool to italian house appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Shark Shield electrical forcefield fends off 90% of attacks Some pretty out-there ideas have been put forward to protect swimmers from sharks lurking in busy coastal waters. These have included drones to keep watch from above, wetsuits that ruin their appetite and even controversial culling programs. Now a new study is throwing further weight behind the slightly older idea of using electrical pulses to scare off would-be predators by overstimulating the
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Iraq suicide bomb attack: Deaths in Baghdad rise to 165 The number killed in Sunday’s bomb attack in Baghdad – said to be the deadliest there since 2007 – rises to 165, as Iraq vows to boost security.
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Stub Graphite Coating and Drying VHE of Iceland manufactures a range of Anode Stub Graphite Coating Systems. Pre-bake aluminium smelters coat anode stubs (or “pins”) with a thin layer of graphite before sealing them…
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Dopamine for Windows is a free music player that expertly handles large collections It’s crazy to think that I’ve been using Winamp as my go-to desktop music player for nearly two decades now. The app has always been the best looking tool for the job, and made light work of managing my collection as it grew from a handful of MP3 snippets to a 350GB library of locally stored tunes. I stuck with Winamp even after I upgraded to Windows 10, but it doesn’t play nice with my 4K display
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UN condemns internet access disruption as a human rights violation The United Nations Human Rights Council has passed a non-binding resolution condemning countries that intentionally disrupt citizens’ internet access. The resolution builds on the UN’s previous statements on digital rights, reaffirming the organization’s stance that “the same rights people have offline must also be protected online,” in particular the freedom of expression covered under
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27 Creative Kids’ Rooms with Space-Savvy Sliding Barn Doors We are constantly on the search for finding new ways in which you can give the smart kids’ room a unique and creative twist that takes it away from the mundane. Of course, adding something exceptional to the kids’ bedroom or playroom often involves a splash of bold color, plenty of pattern and maybe a custom wall mural or two. But within no time your little ones grow out of this ‘phase’ and you ar
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maarten baas records gigantic real time clock for amsterdam schiphol airport out with the clogs, in with the clock.. the dutch designer has created a real time clock showing a video performance that took twelve hours to film inside lounge two of the international airport. The post maarten baas records gigantic real time clock for amsterdam schiphol airport appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Ayatollah Khamenei says Iran won’t coordinate with US on Syria Tehran will never coordinate with the United States in relation to Syria or any other regional conflicts, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told university students. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Autonomous BMW iNext steps closer to 2021 production with new partnership As the race to release a fully-autonomous car to consumers gets hotter, BMW is one of the first manufacturers to set a concrete date on when it plans on delivering. The iNEXT is set to hit the market in 2021, a goal edging closer with the announcement of a partnership between BMW, Intel and Mobileye… Continue Reading Autonomous BMW iNext steps closer to 2021 production with new partnership
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Bacteria ‘gardeners’ farm algae to harvest when food runs out A common type of marine microbe uses clever chemistry to nurture algae as well as break them down for food
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Scientists identify ways to prevent heat-related deaths from climate change New model shows that reducing fossil fuel emissions and improving adaptation efforts may reduce heat-related deaths in New York City.
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Why a half-degree temperature rise is a big deal The Paris Agreement, which delegates from 196 countries hammered out in December 2015, calls for holding the ongoing rise in global average temperature to “well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels,” while “pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C.” How much difference could that half-degree of wiggle room (or 0.9 degree on the Fahrenheit scale) possibly m
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Palestinian village demolished for the ‘100th time since 2010’ Israel has demolished the Arab village of Al-Araqeeb in the Negev “for the 100th time since July 2010” and the second time since the beginning of Ramadan, locals and activists say. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Solar road technology comes to Route 66 Solar Roadways’ dreams of sunlight-gathering paths are one step closer to taking shape. Missouri’s Department of Transportation is aiming to install a test version of the startup’s solar road tiles in a sidewalk at the Historic Route 66 Welcome Center in Conway. Okay, it won’t be on Route 66 just yet, but that’s not the point — the goal is to see whether or not the technology is viable enough tha
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NASA completes balloon technology test flight, sets flight duration record NASA’s Balloon Program Office successfully completed the second test flight of its Super Pressure Balloon (SPB) at 3:54 p.m. EDT, Saturday, July 2, setting a new flight duration record for a mid-latitude flight of a large scientific research balloon.
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Free Games for Xbox Live and PS Plus in July 2016 June has come to a close, and that means that new games for PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold subscribers are ready to launch. Here’s a quick preview of the games you’ll be checking out on your consoles this month. PlayStation Plus For PS4, first up is Saints Row: Gat out of Hell, a standalone expansion to the crazy open-world title Saints Row IV. The other PS4 title is Furi, an indie action gam
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NASA negotiates cheaper mission prices after last year’s SpaceX failure NASA negotiated discounted mission prices with SpaceX after one of the Hawthorne, Calif., company’s rockets broke apart last June while laden with supplies for the International Space Station, according to a report by the space agency’s office of inspector general.
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Timing isn’t everything — it’s the only thing This database admin pilot fish works for a local government IT shop where everyone wears several hats — and one of hers is asset inventory system guru.”A member of the workstation imaging team came to me with a problem: The new tablets being built on the bench just were not being found by the inventory system,” says fish. “No matter how often the builder ran the network discovery
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Why wearables will replace your smartphone The next iPhone won’t have a headphone jack, if the leaks and rumors are true.Some say: Good! The 3.5mm audio jack system is literally Victorian-era technology, a small version of the 6.35mm jack invented in 1878 for telephone operators. Removing the jack would make iPhones slimmer, simpler and more waterproof.Others say: Bad! Killing the audio jack harms users, making decades of earbuds, headph
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How to Correctly Design and Build a Kitchen Courtesy of Arauco Before starting the design process, the most important thing is to understand how the kitchen is going to be used. This is a basic approach that any architect must take. A kitchen can’t be just a leftover space or a space to be defined at the end of a project. Designers must understand that a kitchen has various flows and different work areas that need to be integrated thr
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Samsung’s polarizing Serif TV is now available in the US for $1,499 Samsung unveiled the Serif TV in September last year, and nine months later — with the device now on sale in the US for the first time — we still can’t decide whether we love it or hate it. Here are the basic facts: It’s an LED 4K TV with HDR, three HDMI ports, plus Wi-Fi and apps. It also works as a Bluetooth speaker. It comes in three sizes, but only one (the 40-inch model) is available to bu
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How scientists plan to ‘grow’ drones of the future in a lab It takes years to build a drone using conventional manufacturing techniques. From the initial mining of materials to the maiden flight is a long, complicated path with countless industrial processes involved.That’s why 3D printing has been such a revolution. It dramatically shortens and simplifies the manufacturing process. Even if it can’t be used for all the parts of an object, the technique off
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Ling Jihua: China jails top Hu Jintao aide for corruption An ex-aide to retired Chinese President Hu Jintao is jailed for life for corruption, illegally obtaining state secrets and abuse of power.
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Xbox Play Anywhere launches on September 13th Microsoft revealed its Xbox Play Anywhere initiative back at E3 last month. It lets you buy participating cross-platform games once and play them on Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs. Microsoft is planning to bring all of its future first-party games to Windows 10 and Xbox One as part of the Xbox Play Anywhere initiative. Microsoft is now planning to launch Xbox Play Anywhere on September 13th. The new
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Pro-Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage quits as UKIP leader The head of the UK Independence Party, Nigel Farage, resigned Monday as party leader, the latest British political chief to go amid the political turmoil enveloping the country since its vote to leave the European Union.
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A Syrian Symphony The BBC goes behind the scenes as the Orchestra of Syrian Musicians reunite for a series of concerts with Damon Albarn.
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China’s future megacities to eclipse population of most countries Beijing says it is going to build the world’s biggest city with an economy expected at around $2 trillion. By 2030 the megacity will combine nine large cities that currently have a population of 57 million people. Read Full Article at RT.com
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bixpy’s swim jet propulsion system makes every water-sport effortless the bixpy swim jet offers water-sports enthusiasts further, faster adventures by scaling down the water-jet propulsion technology to a portable, handheld size. The post bixpy’s swim jet propulsion system makes every water-sport effortless appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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How to Print Web Pages to PDF With Microsoft Edge In earlier versions of Windows, Microsoft tried to pioneer an alternative file format to PDFs. It was first called XPS (in Windows XP, Vista, and 7) and later became OpenXPS (in Windows 8 and 8.1). Now, in Windows 10, it seems Microsoft is finally ready to admit that PDFs are the way to go. If you’re browsing the web using the Edge browser and you ever want to save a web page as a PDF for later, M
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Crack a cold one and turn up this 45-song salute to America Between all the pie baking, beer drinking, and hotdog eating, it can be a pain to assemble the perfect soundtrack for your annual Fourth of July festivities. How can you be expected to carve out a few hours of appropriate song choices while your body is so full of junk food, and your mind is so focused on blowing things up? Related: Get down to Digital Trends’ best albums of the year (so far) Let’
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Flooding kills more than 180 people in central and southern China More than 180 people are killed in flooding along the Yangtze River, following torrential rain in central and southern China.
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UK govt proposes 15% corporate tax to boost post-Brexit economy The UK Chancellor George Osborne is suggesting lowering the corporate tax rate to 15 percent in an effort to encourage businesses to invest in the British economy outside the European Union. Read Full Article at RT.com
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America’s Radical Revolution Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssU.S. HistoryAmerica’s Radical Revolution 0 Views Especially since the early 1950s, America has been concerned with opposing revolutions throughout the world; in the process, it has generated a historiography that denies its own revolutionary past. This neoconservative view of the American Revolution, echoing the reactionary writer in the pay of the Austrian and
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Enjoy these gaming fireworks to celebrate Fourth of July I live in a place that is hot and dry, and as it turns out, that’s a crappy combination when it comes to drunk people who are bursting with hot dogs setting off fireworks and other explosives. But that’s why we play video games, right? Since fireworks are illegal in so many places, we decided to put together this quick video for you to help you celebrate digitally. You’re gonna have to figure out
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How Scientists Will Turn Your Smartphone Into a Lie Detector So, you’re on a first date. You really like this person, and you have no idea whether or not they’re into you. As you casually pretend to check your phone, you record some video of your date (non-consensually—don’t actually do this), and receive an instant message that describes how they’re feeling, even if they’re trying to hide it: pleasure, excitement. Nice.This is the future one Toronto start-
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Emdal Studio Tapestry Blankets: Textile art dazzling enough to hang outdoors One look at Signe Emdal’s contemporary scarves and it’s clear that they’re artwork as much as vehicles for warmth; the emotion-based color choices and nature-inspired patterns scintillate with an energy. In our interview with the artist back in…… Continue Reading…
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Cross-buy for PC and Xbox One finally has a launch date Microsoft has finally given us a launch date for when we’ll be able to get our hands on Xbox Play Anywhere – September 13. The service, which will allow you to buy a game once and then own it across both Windows 10 and Xbox One, was first announced by Microsoft at its conference at E3 2016.Unfortunately the initiative will not automatically be coming to ever Xbox One game, but Microsoft is plannin
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Londoners fight back against racism with moving message to immigrants LONDON — People in London have hit back at the spike in post-Brexit racism with a moving message to UK immigrants. SEE ALSO: Donald Trump’s first tweet about the Brexit result got shut down immediately An image of the message — a large sign spotted at London’s Euston Station on Saturday — was shared on Facebook by anti-racism campaign group HOPE not hate. At the time of writing it’s been shared o
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Chilcot boycott: Grieving service families threaten to reject Iraq report ‘whitewash’ Families of soldiers killed in Iraq are threatening to boycott the Chilcot Report, branding it a ‘whitewash.’ The news comes amid fears that soldiers could be investigated while war leaders escape scrutiny. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Turkey ready to work with Russia in fight against ISIS, but no mention of Incirlik base – Ankara The Turkish foreign minister has said Ankara would cooperate with any country in the fight against the Islamic State terror group, including Russia, but stressed that he did not intend to offer Incirlik airbase for use by the Russian Air Force. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Parliament must vote on Article 50 before it’s invoked, says law firm fighting Brexit Legal action is being taken to ensure that the formal process for the UK’s exit from the EU is not launched without the consent of the British Parliament. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Defense Ministry to complete works to seal off Russia’s Arctic borders by 2017 Russia has almost completed construction works on new defense installations on islands in the Arctic, and the military expects to be operating in the new bases before the end of the year, according to Russian media. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Cantina Talk: Chill Out. Darth Vader Will Be in Rogue One Yes, the big dude will be back in black in the next Star Wars movie. And that’s not all we know about it. Read on for more. The post Cantina Talk: Chill Out. Darth Vader Will Be in Rogue One appeared first on WIRED.
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Travel the Solar System Aboard a Train That Never Stops The Solar Express is a conceptual space train that would ferry humans, supplies, and minerals around our solar system. The post Travel the Solar System Aboard a Train That Never Stops appeared first on WIRED.
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What Is Loss Aversion? Russell A. Poldrack, a professor of psychology at Stanford University, replies  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Forget phablets, Huawei’s upcoming phone might as well be a small tablet The flagship Honor 8 may not be the only phone Huawei is set to unveil, as yet another Honor has made its way through China’s TENAA regulatory agency, reports GizmoChina. Rumored to be the Honor 8 Max, the new phone, which bears model number EDI-DL00, seems to feature a gigantic 6.6-inch, 2,560 × 1,440p resolution display. In other words, unless you have baseball mitts for hands, we doubt you’ll b
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Luxurious tiny home lets owner live off-grid and rent-free Created for client Marjolein Jonker, Walden Studio’s abode is the first tiny house to be legally placed with a temporary permit by a municipality in the Netherlands. Despite its small 17-square-meter footprint, the compact house creates the illusion of spaciousness with an open-plan layout and large glazed windows, two of which form the front door and blur the lines between indoor and outdoor livi
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Chemists make breakthrough in carbon capture Scientists from the University of York have developed an innovative new green method of capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from power stations, chemical and other large scale manufacturing plants.
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Aston Martin Hypercar, Mr. Robot, NASA’s Juno climax, and more in the week ahead Happy 4th of July America. Apologies for the Independence Day remake, you deserve better on this, the occasion of your British exit, 240 years before the ironic Brexit sequel. Later tonight we’re expecting NASA to put the Juno spacecraft into orbit around Jupiter. To do this, the spacecraft, currently moving faster than any human-made object ever, must perform a delicate maneuver to avoid being c
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America Expands Its Freedom of Information Act An anonymous reader writes: As America headed into its “Independence Day weekend,” the U.S. Congress passed — and President Obama signed — the “FOIA Improvements Act of 2016”. It now establishes a “presumption of disclosure” by law, and will even allow the disclosure of “deliberative process” records after 25 years, meaning those records from the Reagan (a
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3 Reasons to Start Using the Reliability Monitor in Windows Windows has never been a perfect operating system. We all run into problems from time to time, whether that means setbacks during a Windows upgrade, errors in the Windows Registry, or even failures during System Restore. And when these issues pile on top of each other, they can result in an unstable, crash-prone system — a frustrating nightmare that has actually driven users towards other operatin
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Why your next desktop upgrade should be a mechanical keyboard I’ve spent more waking hours at a computer each day than at any other activity for the past 20 years, which means I’ve typed millions of words on keyboards by now. However, it was only sometime last year that I was reminded about mechanical keyboards and how they’re better for typing than your standard issue desktop or laptop keyboards. I wondered why I was still using low-quality gear for the wor
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Evernote alternatives : Here are five cross-platform note taking tools Once the darling of the startup and productivity world, Evernote has suddenly found itself shunned after a series of management mishaps, workforce exodus, and business changes. For some of the remaining faithful, the latest changes in pricing and features was the straw that broke the elephant’s back. Naturally, there have been a lot of other apps and services more than … Continue reading
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We’re Collecting the Best Studio Projects from Universities Worldwide – Submit Your Work! Some of the projects featured in last year’s article It’s graduation time. As universities around the globe – or at least most in the Northern hemisphere, where over 80% of the world’s universities are located – come to the end of the academic year, many university architecture studios have recently closed out the construction of pavilions, installations and other small educational projects.
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This Guy Built His Very Own Artisanal Computer Processor Computer processors are nowadays constructed at nanoscales. A single commercial transistor might be 14 nanometers across, and already experimental processes are producing them at 5 nm, which is within an order of magnitude of the width of a single helium atom. Meanwhile, a transistor you’re likely to buy at RadioShack or from SparkFun will still be about the size of a healthy grasshopper. There ar
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Googly-eyed robots rule: Why it’s vital to make us like them Engineers are right to design robots that create an emotional response in humans as these machines become part of everyday life, says Jamais Cascio
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Has technology made us more independent? – CNET Technically Incorrect: As Apple, Google, Microsoft and Facebook have risen to become dominant forces, have Americans become more their true, free selves?
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Paris attacks: Belgian ‘delay’ let Abdeslam go Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam was able to leave France because Belgium was slow to warn about his jihadist background, a French MP says.
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Samsung’s foldable tablet idea revealed in even greater detail Ever thought your tablet was too big for your bag? Samsung has filed more patents which could see slates that fold and fit in your pocket.It would allow for a large screen tablet to fold over in half, much like a book. The patent features a side-screen similar to that from a Samsung Galaxy Edge phone. That may mean you’d be able to customise the shortcuts included on the side of the phone.The new
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Optoma HD28DSE 3D DLP Projector Review Optoma HD28DSE 3D DLP Projector Review Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site When we talk about what a projector needs to have to make it onto our list of the best projectors in 2016, the Optoma HD28DSE is the best case scenario across the board. With amazing image clarity, beautiful color reproduction and enough lumens to melt a hole through your screen, it’s hard to see any way this project
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Uranium Extraction from Seawater Takes a Major Step Forward Earth’s oceans hold four billion tons of the element used to power nuclear plants — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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AP’s ‘robot journalists’ are writing about Minor League Baseball now The Associated Press has already used its automated reporting platform Wordsmith to generate things that its human writers also cover, like quarterly earnings and college sports, but now its “robot journalists” are branching out to a new sector — Minor League Baseball. The publisher will now cover the US minor leagues, feeding data from MLB Advanced Media into the the same software it h
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Hit a Home Run with the Pillbox Bats Pillbox Bats, so the story goes the crafted items are so named from the small, almost insignificant park in St.Paul, Minn. Nicknamed the ‘Pillbox’ for its size, the park was not the prettiest in town, coming from humble beginnings. But it beat the kids in the neighborhood having to go downtown to the major park to play ball. The company […]Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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Move over, helicopter parents: Here come the lawnmower parents! Unfortunately for all (especially the kids), overparenting is far from being over.
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Can’t save a Microsoft Office document? Look for the forward slash Raul Prieto writes in with an asymmetrical issue: All of a sudden when I am trying to save a modified file with a different name in Excel in the same folder than the original, I get the attached reply [see figure] and cannot save it. I checked in with Raul via email about whether the filename had a / (forward slash) in the name—it did! He was able to change the name in the Finder and save the
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Udacity turns 5: Sebastian Thrun talks A.I. and plans for a nanodegree in self-driving cars FEATURE: Massive open online courses (MOOCs) — distance-learning courses open to an unlimited number of people on the web — are estimated to become an $8.5 billion industry by 2020, up from almost $2 billion last year. Udacity is one of countless companies offering MOOCs and has raised more than $160 million in VC funding to date, including a $105 million round it closed seven months back. Competi
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Want Better Cities? Here, 6,000 Years of Data Oughta Help The more we know about past urbanization trends, the better we can understand contemporary ones. The post Want Better Cities? Here, 6,000 Years of Data Oughta Help appeared first on WIRED.
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This super-lux 3D printer can print up to four materials at once There are a lot of things to say about Pam — a new 3D printer designed for professionals — but honestly, the one thing I keep coming back to is the fact that each of its pellet pods has a tiny little handle. I mean, nothing quite says hipster design like leather and brass, and I swear to god, it looks like those handles are made out of leather and brass. Pam can print everything from thermoplast
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Shortlist Revealed for World Architecture Festival Awards 2016 via World Architecture Festival The World Architecture Festival have announced the shortlist for their 2016 awards, featuring 343 projects from 58 countries across 32 categories. As the world’s largest architectural awards program, the shortlist contains completed and future projects from every corner of the globe.All finalists will be invited to present their project live at the festival in
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John Cena reminds everyone what the average American looks like in patriotic PSA John Cena wants to body slam bigotry in America. In a new public service announcement that feels as if it could just as easily be an ad announcing a “Cena 2016” campaign, the pro wrestler gives an earnest-sounding lecture about how patriotism goes hand in hand with respect for the diversity of the American people. SEE ALSO: Gender-specific options are now a thing of the past in ‘The Sim
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Chondrule evidence suggests ancient low-velocity collisions between rocky planetesimals and icy bodies (Phys.org)—A small team of researchers with members from institutions in France and Japan has found evidence in chondrules that suggest their existence came from collisions between planetesimals in the inner part of the solar system and icy bodies on the periphery, approximately four and a half billion years ago. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the team describes their wo
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NSF Grant Funds UH Researcher’s Pursuit of New Applications for Porous Gold Nanoparticles Since discovering porous gold nanoparticles three years ago, Wei-Chuan Shih continues to be busy in exploring its science and potential applications. Due to its porous nature, gold nanoparticles…
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Scientists Develop Injectable Biomaterial with Nanoscale Sponge Particles In “Fantastic Voyage”, the campy 1966 science fiction movie, a team of scientists miniaturized a submarine with themselves inside and passed through the body of one of their team members…
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J Shaped Headrest Travel Pillow Catch some Z’s while you travel by resting your noggin on this J shaped headrest travel pillow. The design helps keep your spine aligned while providing full support for your head and neck, so you can rest in total comfort. Check it out $39.95
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Robobattle Combat Robot The future of modern warfare has arrived. Israel Aerospace Industries has introduced the highly maneuverable Robobattle unit designed to be integrated with tactical forces to perform a range of missions like surveillance and reconnaissance. Check it out  
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Portable Packable Kayak Lugging around bulky kayaks just became a thing of the past thanks to the ingenious design of this portable packable kayak. This 14 foot hardshell kayak is designed to come apart and nest inside itself, leaving you with an easy to carry 3.5 foot package. Check it out $1,695.00
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Magic Gears Grid Mesmerize your eyes with the hypnotic motions of the Magic Gears Grid. While gears traditionally become gridlocked when meshed in a triangular grid, the 19 gears in this magical grid rotate in a fluid and soothing motion with each turn of the crank. Check it out $305.86
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Art Print Sound System These totally rad art print sound systems provide crisp 21st century sound with some 1980s flair. This Bluetooth enabled sound system delivers amazing audio that plays through the speakers mounted in the frame to give the illusion the print has come to life. Check it out $99.00
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Assorted Fire Opals Get an up-close view at the wondrous and gorgeous specimens created by our planet by gazing at these assorted fire opals. Each piece of raw opal features an other-worldly combination of brilliant colors that shine and sparkle. Check it out $5.00
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Balance Board Get a heart-pumping core workout without needing a whole room of machines using this balance board. This lightweight and portable piece of exercise equipment is designed to help increase flexibility, range of motion, and blood flow in addition to balance and posture. Check it out $269.00
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The Suspended Treehouse Get a bird’s eye view of your lush surroundings by spending some time in the DomUp suspended treehouse. It’s built from a sturdy galvanized steel frame and comes with features like retractable walls so you can enjoy the amazing vistas. Check it out $28,000.00
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Facebook defends content removal policies after Israel calls it ‘a monster’ – CNET The social network denies accusations from an Israeli government minister that it is sabotaging attempts to track down terrorists.
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Use your eyes, voice — and thoughts — to replace passwords – CNET From CNET Magazine: Password protection is so last century. Take a look at the future of security.
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MIT’s Swarm chip architecture boosts multi-core CPUs For nearly 10 years, computer processors have been getting faster by using multiple cores rather than raising their individual speeds. This measure makes our PCs and smartphones more power-efficient, but also makes it much trickier to write programs that take full advantage of their hardware. Swarm, a new chip design developed at MIT, could now come to the rescue and unleash the full power of p
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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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New insights for personalized cancer treatment Doctors increasingly work with large quantities of digitized patient data – and yet the insights it contains often remain unexploited. Researchers have now developed a software program that allows doctors to extract information from multiple patient files to quickly obtain new pointers for the treatment of prostate cancer.
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Greener method of carbon capture using waste biomass Scientists have developed an innovative new green method of capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from power stations, chemical and other large scale manufacturing plants. Starbons, made from waste biomass including food peelings and seaweed, were discovered and first reported 10 years ago. Using these renewable materials provides a greener, more efficient and selective approach than other comm
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Robotic rectum may aid prostate cancer diagnosis A robotic rectum may help doctors and nurses detect prostate cancer. The technology, which consists of prosthetic buttocks and rectum with in-built robotic technology.
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7 Amazing Free Android Apps for Better SMS Text Messaging Even with the rise of instant messaging apps, good old SMS still reigns supreme. In fact, a survey last year found that 72% of respondents preferred simple text messaging to any of the new apps. But how do you get the best SMS experience on Android? You’ll obviously need a great text messaging app, but there are other add-on apps that can bring functionality and features you always wished for. So
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The New DJI Phantom3 Battery Discharging Solution Adaptom3 SE is a smart adapter, specially created to help you correctly store and maintain your Phantom 3 series flight batteries. It makes your battery maintenance and storage process easier, faster and safer. Two modes have been designed to suit your individual needs better in discharging the battery. One is the full discharging function where the battery can be fully discharged, and the other i
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HandL Grip Case for iPhone 6 Plus Get a grip on your device with the HandL Grip Case for iPhone 6 Plus. Designed to become an extension of your hand, this case enables you to easily to hold your iPhone with just two fingers in a variety of positions while remaining secure. The HandL Grip Case, which comes in a luxurious PILLOW Brown, has a finger brace strap with elastic located on the back. With a finger on each side of the strap
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NO.1 G3 Smartwatch With a Full Circular Design With a full circular dial and a motion design, the No. 1 G3 Smartwatch flaunts an incredible beauty for your wrists. The thin and sleek stainless steel dial is a perfect fit for your wrists with the strap coming in a variety of colors to meet your requirements for a variety of occasions. As long as you have the app installed on your phone (both Android and iOS), you need not worry about getting yo
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YoCam Waterproof Life Camera by Mofily Record your adventures anywhere you go with the YoCam Waterproof Life Camera by Mofily. Amazingly, this compact action camera is waterproof up to an impressive 20 feet of water. The YoCam is equipped with P2P connection capabilities so you can connect from anywhere in the world to upload and share your adventures. The YoCam companion app enables you to control the camera from a distance as well as
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Crown Series Headphones by Plugged Audio Stop wasting your time on sub-par quality when it comes to your music. The Crown Series Headphones by Plugged Audio are everything you’re looking for. Dripping in minimalistic style and elegance, this set of headphones successfully tunes out the noise around you whether it’s traffic or a crowded bus. The Crown Series Headphones have sound-isolating ear cups which create smart sound by distributing
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The Z – The Most Advanced Gaming Mouse Ever Made Interact with your computer in a faster, more precise & intuitive way with The Z. It’s the world’s first mouse to pivot, tilt, and roll, with a brand new way of clicking buttons – meaning you can access dozens of different button actions while barely moving your fingers. The Z also senses how hard you click, giving variable speed or force control, and provides tactile feedback, so you know whe
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Here’s What We Know about Tesla’s First Fatal Crash Tesla announced it’s semi-autonomous Autopilot system was involved in its first deadly crash on May 7, 2016. This marks the first fatality involving an autonomous vehicle. However, this tragedy should not hinder progress.Read More
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New probiotic identified in fermented Japanese vegetable: Enzyme improves colon health in rats An enzyme produced by fermenting a vegetable common in Japanese cuisine may be responsible for increasing the amount of at least one beneficial bacterium associated with healthy colons in a study using rats. 
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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. Researchers are now developing a stick that works like a pregnancy test and quickly delivers a result. In the future, it is also to be used for detecting aller
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Bangladesh attack: Shock over ‘elite’ Holey Cafe suspects As Bangladeshi police continue to investigate Friday’s deadly attack on a Dhaka cafe, there is shock at the elite background of most of the suspects.
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Five Most Collectible Modern Exotic Cars This is a golden age for guys and gals who love cars, or more specifically exotic cars. Certainly for the vast majority of us looking at these rides in magazines and online is as close as we will ever get to driving or even riding in one. These five vehicles are so rare that it’s not likely that you will … Continue reading
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NASA gives New Horizons approval to explore deeper into space A year ago this month, NASA’s New Horizons became the first spacecraft to complete a flyby of Pluto. The spacecraft beamed back images of deep craters, mountain ranges, and icy plains on the dwarf planet, but the rendezvous was brief. New Horizons was on to new horizons. In August, the New Horizons team designated a 20- to 30-mile wide object called 2014 MU69 as the probe’s preferred next destinat
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Fiery exoplanet may see a trillion lightning flashes in an hour Volcanic eruptions could drive furious lightning storms on Kepler-10b, a volcanic exoplanet not much larger than Earth
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The objectively best Fourth of July dessert ever The Fourth of July is a great holiday. I love summer, and I love pools, and I love a day off to eat things that were cooked on a grill. I would have none of these without democracy, and for that, and obviously the persistent — if not always consistent or equitable — freedom to do as I please, I am grateful. i don’t want to eat a flag! The one thing I don’t totally get about Fourth of July is why
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These Spacecraft Will Visit Jupiter After Juno Juno (JUpiter Near-polar Orbiter) is the sixth spacecraft to study Jupiter (give or take a few gravity assists), but will be the second to fall into orbit around the gas giant following the Galileo probe in 1995. It is part of NASA’s New Frontiers space exploration program that specialize in researching the celestial bodies of the solar system. Juno was launched on August 5th, 2011 from Cape Canav
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Redditor Made Working Pokemon Game Inside Minecraft In a deliciously meta update, Redditor Requag built a working version of Pokemon Fire Red for Gameboy Advance within the world of Minecraft. It’s not fully functional, but it’s still pretty cool. Read more…
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Florida declares state of emergency due to gigantic algae bloom Last week, parts of southern Florida were declared to be in a state of emergency after being overtaken by a thick layer of green algae, described as resembling “chunky guacamole.” Millions of dollars are thought to have been lost over the holiday weekend and toxins released from dying algae could continue to poison locals for months. Lake Okeechobee is the site of the bloom, where four surrounding
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How-To: create a macOS Sierra USB install drive [Video] If you want the ability to perform a fresh and clean install of macOS Sierra, then you should consider creating a macOS Sierra USB install disk. Not only will this walkthrough work for the macOS Sierra Developer Preview, but it will also work for the public beta and future final releases. In the following video tutorial, we’ll show you how. more…Filed under: Apple
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Hillary Clinton’s Unyielding Hawkishness: New at Reason In an era of endless military conflict, anti-war sentiment abides among Democrats. In 2004, their presidential nomination went to John Kerry, who was strongly critical of George W. Bush’s handling of the war in Iraq. In 2008, they chose Barack Obama, largely because he had opposed that war. This year, 12 million people cast ballots for Bernie Sanders, who voted against it.  According to Gallup, 6
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Bloodhound’s land speed record attempt set for October 2017 The team behind the Bloodhound SSC, a supersonic car designed to beat the land speed record, has some good news and some bad news to share. First and foremost, it’s secured new funding, meaning the crew can reform (some engineers were forced to take short-term contracts elsewhere) and start preparing for the action in South Africa. The bad news is that the entire timeline for beating the record —
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Solar-powered tiny house doesn’t skimp on the home comforts Tiny houses are all about balance. The smaller they are, the less comfortable they tend to be. Go too big and you may as well just live in a normal-sized home. Greater Chattanooga, Tennessee-based firm Wind River Tiny Homes recently completed an off-grid tiny house that appears to get this balance just right, offering ample storage space, a nice interior layout, and plenty of home comforts too.
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Computer, Write My Inauguration Speech When Donald Trump opens his mouth, the output can seem like the work of a demented Markov chain, a poorly trained algorithm trying its hand at rhetoric. Key words—“great again,” “let me tell you,” “we don’t win anymore”—end up strung together by exceptionally weak ligaments. His syntax seems generated on the fly, word to word, each stumbling straight into the next, bound by the barest loyalty to g
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Microsoft deploys full screen Windows 10 upgrade nag With less than a month to go before the Windows 10 free upgrade offer comes to an end, Microsoft is making a last-minute push to convince users of its older operating systems that they really would be better off making the move to the latest OS.
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These Irish guys perfectly summed up just how spectacularly confusing Brexit is If you’re getting confused by this whole Brexit thing, you’re most certainly not alone. The sketch above, made by Irish YouTubers Foil Arms and Hog, explains just how difficult Brexit is to understand, and what leaving the European Union might mean for the UK. It’s tough to pick a favourite line, but we particularly enjoyed the question about “Brexit and Ook”. Calgary’s skaters ar
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Hyper for iOS cures your boredom with 10 curated videos per day You probably have a bunch of times every day when you have some time left to check up on the best videos from around the Web. But who’s got the time to go looking for them? Enter Hyper, which presents a curated list of 10 videos that changes every day — and it’s all downloaded to your phone. During setup, you pick a couple of things you’re interested in  – such as pop culture and tech – and off yo
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Enormous Landslide Detected in Alaska The Lamplugh Glacier rock avalanche (Image: Paul Swanstrom/Mountain Flying Service)An extraordinarily large landslide has been discovered near Glacier Bay in southeast Alaska. Aerial photos show a snow-capped mountain with a huge chunk taken out of it—and a debris field that extends for nearly seven miles. The Lamplugh Glacier rock avalanche, which occurred at 8:21 a.m. on June 28, was discovered
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Video: How eight French citizens gave up everything for IS group In this programme we look at what used to be a group of friends from the eastern French city of Vesoul. All of them were middle-class French citizens, aged between 20 and 30, who converted to Islam in a short space of time. They found the hardcore and sectarian views they wanted to hear in Islamic State group propaganda videos on the Internet. They soon swapped their peaceful life in France for th
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How to Safely and Profitably Sell Used Gadgets on Craigslist Craigslist has a reputation for being sketchy and an unsafe place to buy and sell higher-end items (don’t search for “Craigslist” under Google’s news search — really, don’t), but even though it gets a lot of bad publicity, it can also be a great connection to local buyers for used technology and gadgets. Craigslist is great for selling technology that is just too heavy to sell on eBay, and for sel
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Billionaire Prokhorov’s company denies Russian assets sale One of Russia’s major private investment funds ONEXIM group, which is owned by tycoon Mikhail Prokhorov, has dismissed reports the fund is selling all of its Russian assets. Read Full Article at RT.com
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How happy are Russians with Brexit? The BBC’s Steve Rosenberg reports from Moscow on Russia’s reaction to the UK leaving the European Union.
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How not to use fireworks: a YouTube video collection Let’s say this Fourth of July will be your first experience with fireworks. The scenario is hardly unlikely. Fireworks are illegal in a majority of states, and in those states that allow for the civilian usage of consumer-grade explosives, dozens of cities enforce bans. Fireworks are also exceptionally good at removing one’s hand from their arm. Just ask New York Giants pass rusher Jason Pierre-P
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From climate killer to fuels and polymers Researchers have discovered a catalyst that performs highly selective conversion of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into ethylene – an important source material for the chemical industry. In the journal Nature Communications, a team headed by Prof Dr Beatriz Roldan Cuenya from Ruhr-Universität Bochum describes how plasma-treated copper can be used for this purpose.
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Don’t Confuse the Declaration of Independence with the Constitution Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssU.S. HistoryPolitical TheoryDon’t Confuse the Declaration of Independence with the Constitution 0 Views In a video making the rounds in social media last week, conservative author Mark Dice performs a series of man-on-the-street interviews to show how most Americans have no idea what Independence Day commemorates. The punch line comes at the end when Dice find
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5 bots that could change democracy You may have heard about the Donald Trump bot army and the Twitter bots that have influenced elections in Latin America, but there are other bots out there, bots that connect citizens to services, bots that plan to crowdsource the election of a president or act as your personal assistant in government. Bots won’t just upend business and the App Store. They’re going to change civil society, how peo
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John Oliver lists things Americans miss ‘after kicking Britain unceremoniously out’ John Oliver really enjoys a good post-Brexit rant.  After taking down Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson, the English satirist released a celebratory clip for July 4.   “It might be worth thinking about just the handful of things you gave up when kicking Britain unceremoniously out of this country,” Oliver said. “First, the accents: these beautiful vowel sounds could have been yours,” said the Br
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8 biggest digital entertainment trends in 2016 (so far) It’s the halfway point of 2016, a perfect time to take stock of the best entertainment offerings of the half-year. Check out our picks for the biggest digital entertainment trends of the year are below — and since “The top 16 of 2016” is exactly 50% premature, we chose the Top 8.   Also check out our lists of the best television episodes, movies, games, albums, and beauty moments that h
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Easily Identify Edible Flowers With The Help of This Graphic Edible flowers are more than pretty decoration, and can bring major flavor to a dish—I once had some that tasted like garlic—but I will admit I have a hard time identifying them. Luckily, this graphic from Lucky Peach can help with that.Once you’re familiar with what various edible flowers look like, click the link below to see what they would pair well with. I think borage, which has a vaguely cu
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Paris’ first floating hotel opens on the River Seine OFF is moored at the foot of Austerlitz station, in an up-and-coming location for both modern design and historical significance. Visitors are within walking distance of the Notre Dame cathedral and Hôtel de Ville, yet they may feel plenty comfortable staying aboard the blissful floating inn. Related: Aqua Mekong is a floating hotel that travels the rivers of Vietnam The hotel has 54 rooms and 4 s
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Teaching drones about the birds and the bees Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) of the future will be able to visually coordinate their flight and navigation just like birds and flying insects do, without needing human input, radar or even GPS satellite navigation.
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Alma finds a swirling, cool jet that reveals a growing, supermassive black hole Astronomers have made the surprising discovery of a jet of cool, dense gas in the center of a galaxy located 70 million light years from Earth. The jet, with its unusual, swirling structure, gives new clues to a long-standing astronomical mystery — how supermassive black holes grow.
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Does home comfort promote complacency? Youth who experienced high parental warmth and support are less civically engaged in young adulthood — in comparison to their peers who received less parental affection. The surprising finding challenges the widely held belief that positive parenting leads to positive outcomes for children and youth in virtually all life domains.
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Mitochondrial DNA levels as a marker of embryo viability in IVF Despite the claims and counter-claims for new embryo assessment techniques introduced over the past two decades, the search for the holy grail of assisted reproduction — the key to the embryo destined to implant — continues. Genetic screening techniques so far have relied largely on the assessment of one component of the embryo’s genetic constitution, the number of chromosomes in its cells.
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Timahawk Is The Ultimate Survival Tool We were built for survival. Thousands of years of evolution have made it so we’re one of the most adaptable species on the planet — so why … Read More
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Google Glass Gets Upended By Alto Tech’s Cheaper Cool Glass The Google Glass revolution isn’t over. While Google may have ditched the idea of consumer-facing smart glasses all together, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t a … Read More
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8 ‘killer apps’ Apple Watch owners need I always say the future of the Apple Watch will be built one app at a time, one year on, what are the killer apps for the smartwatch?Apple Pay This is the app I use the most on Apple Watch. I use it to pay for public transport; to buy groceries; at almost every shop; when I’m eating out or when I’m having a quiet drink with friends. Apple Pay on Apple Watch has save me at least twice when I’ve f
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Ukraine to limit transit of Russian goods in response to Kremlin The Ukrainian government is planning to introduce a bill restricting the movement of Russian goods through the country. The step is seen as retaliation for a Russian bill toughening the rules on the transit of Ukrainian goods through its territory. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Without Government Intervention, Self-Driving Cars Could Make Our Lives Worse In a February 4, 2016 letter, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave Google an important break in its quest to bring self-driving cars to the marketplace.This project had been stymied by legal concerns about just who should be regarded as the “driver” of such vehicles, when they aren’t being directly piloted by any of their passengers. The answer, according to the NHTSA, is that t
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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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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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These Are the Colors You’re Looking For, According to Leading Paint Brand Pantone and Benjamin Moore may each announce a Color of the Year with great fanfare, but paints-and-coatings giant Sherwin-Williams is all about entire palettes with its annual color forecast. Last month, the company unveiled the 2017 Colormix forecast, a presentation of four curated palettes that, Sherwin-Williams declares, indicate in which direction the global-trend winds are blowing. For 2017
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Expo Village 2015 The project of Mario Cucinella Architects includes the construction of three of the seven residential towers inside the Expo Village, designed by Euromilano, within the redevelop of the Masterplan Cascina Merlata in Milan. The three buildings are located in the area north of the Masterplan and they will be used as Expo Village in a first phase, then to be converted into apartments of social housi
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Velez-Rubio Health Center On speaking about Velez-Rubio it is inevitable to refer to the weight the landscape has on this population. From the motorway Murcia-Granada, Velez-Rubio emerges on the side of Maimon as a child protected by her mother against the immensity of the grandiose mountain range of Sierra María, in dialogue with the peak La Muela.
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Vertical Loft Vertical Loft by Shift architecture urbanism extreme makeover of a pre-war city dwelling in the centre of Rotterdam This so called do-it-yourself dwelling in the centre of Rotterdam is part of a bold experiment initiated by the municipality to revitalize dilapidated urban areas. Run-down pre-war dwellings are renovated on the outside and brought back to their monumental appearance, while the inte
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NYC This Week: Hou de Sousa’s Installation, My City Lab and (im)permanence Architecture and design–related events happening in New York City this week (July 4 to July 10), handpicked by the Editors at Architizer Left to Right: Sticks (Rendering via Hou de Sousa), Serpentine Pavilion 2014 by Smiljan Radic (Image via Serpentine Galleries) Exhibitions in NYC SPECIAL INSTALLATION: “Folly 2016: Sticks,” an installation by Hou de Sousa presented by The Architectural League of
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This week in patents: Is this what the Google Glass successor will look like? This week, the US patent office issued 6,319 patents. Each patent adds a little something new to the human knowledge base. As we cannot list all six thousand, the PatentYogi team has selected the five most interesting patents.  Technology of Maglev trains now used to build artificial heart Patent number: US 20160184499 Worldheart corporation, in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University, has i
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Sucking robot arm wins Amazon Picking Challenge A robot arm that combines a suction cup and a “two-fingered” grip wins Amazon’s warehouse robot competition.
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Still no strong evidence that adjunctive treatment with human growth hormone in IVF improves results Despite its occasional use as an adjunct in IVF, human growth hormone appears of little benefit to women having difficulty conceiving. Indeed, in an Australian/New Zealand collaborative placebo-controlled randomised trial, live birth rates were no better in poor-responding patients (under the age of 41) given growth hormone as a supplement than in those given placebo.
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Tech Overtakes Finance Among Top Global Companies An anonymous reader writes:Technology has stolen a march on finance, with the success of companies such as Alphabet and Microsoft helping the innovative sector surpass the traditional world of financial services among the world’s top 100 companies over the past year. Technology firms in the list notched up a combined value of $3bn compared to financial firms’ $2.7bn and the $2.6bn value of consume
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As Apple sells out of remaining Thunderbolt displays, users speculate on future of line When Apple officially discontinued the Thunderbolt Display, directing customers to look at third-party displays, it naturally led to speculation about whether this was a temporary or permanent state of affairs. Now Reddit users are upping the speculation by pointing to a redirect on the company’s website. more…Filed under: Apple
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Remember those special-edition Dodge Vipers? Yeah, they’re sold out – Roadshow But, in its infinite generosity, Dodge is rolling out yet another special edition.
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Debate Flares over Review of Car Efficiency Standards Low gasoline prices have boosted SUV sales, reducing fleetwide fuel efficiency — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Mars may have once had lots of moons, but soon it will be down to just one Mars may have once had a much larger moon that eventually fell into the red planet. (credit: Labex UnivEarths / Université Paris Diderot) When a moon orbits a planet, everything is fine as long as the gravity holding the moon together exceeds the pull of the planet. However, if the moon gets too close, and the tidal forces of the planet exceed the gravitational bind of the moon, the satellite
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German & French olive branches offered to post-Brexit Britain The frontrunner to become French president in next year’s election, Alain Juppé, has suggested free movement of people should be up for negotiation, in a move seen as reaching out to post-Brexit Britain. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Shape-shifting cylinders: Epic optical illusion mystifies the internet (VIDEO) A mind boggling video of an optical illusion involving, apparently, shape shifting objects has been watched more than 2 million times on YouTube as internet users have struggled to solve the puzzle. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Student Makes Silly Contraption For Clean Air [Via Weibo]Dorm life can suck! Especially if your roommates smoke and you don’t. One college student in Nanning City, China constructed a breathing contraption to combat secondhand smoke.[Via Weibo][Via Weibo]As pointed out on GameOver and Shanghai Daily, the student shares a dorm room with several smokers.[Via Weibo]So, he bought a fan to blow in clean air from outside the room, funneling the air
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How Search Engines Work & Ways to Improve Your Search Results Can you imagine an internet without search engines? It’s amazing how often we rely on them, countless times a day, every day. But while they’re pretty good at giving us what we’re looking for, sometimes they do fall short. Fortunately, there are many ways to make your searches faster and more accurate. Here’s a basic look at how search engines actually work and several tips for how you can start s
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Israeli minister slams “monster” Facebook for failure to remove violence-inciting content Facebook is one of several social media sites to face criticism over a perceived lack of action when it comes to fighting online extremism. Now, the Israeli government has gone so far as to call the social network a “monster” for not doing enough to remove posts that incite violence…
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Bots promise to make enterprise software invisible GUEST: Bots will soon transform the world of productivity tools, business workflows, and enterprise software. The change will happen incrementally, almost invisibly, until it redefines software completely. Remember the old story about boiling a frog? Starting with mainframes and COBOL, each version of computing technology has been applied to the cause of automating, simplifying and codifying busin
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It’s time to take back the streets and to make our sidewalks grand again The cars have dominated for a century. It’s enough already.
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Mobot Foam Roller Water Bottle You probably don’t walk around in public with a foam roller much. But strap a water bottle to it and you may have more incentive to. The Mobot Foam Roller Water Bottle — Mobot standing for Mobility Bottle — is the first such creation, combining a thick-walled 18/8 stainless steel water bottle with a washable, heat-pressed foam roller. This foam also doubles as insulation to keep your water cool a
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Up close with the awesome power of NASA’s biggest ever rocket NASA’s new rocket booster has just passed its final ground test before its maiden flight. But will it ever make it into deep space, asks Mika McKinnon
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SCAU adds undulating ring-shaped roof to Marseille football stadium French firm SCAU designed the undulating fibreglass roof of Marseille’s football stadium, which is set to host the UEFA Euro 2016 semi-final between France and Germany this Thursday (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Car Speakerphone claims to be the best in its class Speakerphones do come in handy if you happen to be a busy bee all day long, and have plenty of phone calls to attend to and yet would need to use both of your hands for whatever task you’re involved in. After all, not only do speakerphones let you keep in touch with the caller, it also makes traveling safer, especially when you are the one behind the wheel. Hammacher has what it claims to be the b
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Tesla second-quarter deliveries fell short of target despite production jump Amid news of a fatal crash involving a Model S running on Autopilot, Tesla announced its production and delivery figures for the second quarter of 2016. The carmaker claims to have significantly ramped up production over the past few months, although cars aren’t being delivered as fast as they are being made. Tesla said it built 18,345 cars in Q2, an increase of 20 percent from Q1. By the end of t
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China Bans the Use Of Social Media As a News Source Mark Wilson, reporting for BetaNews:Continuing its control of the internet, China has announced that news outlets may not use social media as a source of news — at least not without official approval. The Cyberspace Administration of China says that the move is part of a campaign to prevent the spread of rumors and fake stories, but most people will see it as the government continuing to flex its
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China passes law to ‘regulate’ wild animal products China has passed a new wild animal protection law banning the sale of food made from endangered species, but allowing other products derived from them, state media said, amid controversy over its wildlife policies.
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Geeks deals roundup: Save big on Vizio and Samsung HDTVs Vizio 50-inch 1080p D50-D1 HDTV for $429.99 with a $150 Dell gift card (List price: $499.99) This 50-inch SmartTV sports a 120Hz effective refresh rate, full array LED backlighting with local dimming), a […]
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Italy arrests 38 suspected migrant smugglers who ‘sold organs’ for $15,000 At least 38 suspected migrant smugglers have been arrested in Italy who are thought to belong to an international trafficking network involved in organ trafficking. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Real-life counter-strike: Watch Russian commandos training in exclusive 360 video With the help of a helmet-mounted 360 camera it feels like you are watching an FPS – but instead it’s a real elite anti-terrorist unit running through a hostage-rescue scenario. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Three former Barclays’ traders convicted in Libor case A court in Britain has found three former Barclays traders guilty of Libor manipulation between 2005 and 2007. The men are expected to be sentenced on Thursday. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Compulsive Under earning – An Ambivalence about Success | Paul Sunderland | TEDxSurreyUniversity The concept of under earning refers to a compulsion to avoid prosperity and success despite a desire to achieve both. In his talk Paul argues that under earning is in fact a form of addiction, and behind under earning is the same high levels of shame and anxiety that fuel other addictions. Paul Sunderland is an addictions psychotherapist, consultant and trainer with over 30 years of experience in
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Let’s Build The Children’s Character Through Nature Education | Bapak Suyudi | TEDxUNS Seeing many issues of education in Indonesia made Suyudi concern, as his participation of helping indonesia to be a better country, he established a school that is Bengawan Solo School of Nature or in Indonesian “Sekolah Alam Bengawan Solo” (SABS) for the marginal people, it is expected for children who are less able, to get a decent and qualified education with the informal school of na
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Transcending Circumstance | Jitsvinger & Dave Reynolds | TEDxTableMountain Music is a magical world that easily transcends circumstances and boundaries, connecting people. These two men from diverse socio-economic backgrounds illustrate how music is a medium that can create bridges across cultural and language divides. And that, by following their passion for music they have each transcended very different socio-cultural circumstances to create entirely new soundscapes a
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Push-Button Generation of Deep Neural Networks Commercial options exist for Deep Neural Networks. CEVA, for one, has just announced its second generation CEVA Deep Neural Network (CDNN2) featuring its Network Generator.
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Expanding Antarctic Sea Ice Linked to Natural Variability The recent trend of increasing Antarctic sea ice extent — seemingly at odds with climate model projections — can largely be explained by a natural climate fluctuation, according to a new study led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research.
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Discovery Could Dramatically Boost Efficiency of Perovskite Solar Cells Scientists from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have discovered a possible secret to dramatically boosting the efficiency of perovskite solar cells hidden in the nanoscale peaks and valleys of the crystalline material.
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LJI Researchers Reveal Dominant Player in Human T Helper Cell Maturation A powerful arm of the immune system is production of antibodies that circulate through the blood and neutralize invading pathogens. Although B cells actually manufacture antibody proteins, the process is aided by neighboring T cells, which shower B cells with cytokines to make them churn out high-quality antibody proteins–and remember how to do so. Given the essential function of “helper&quo
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Food Crisis simulation game suggests eventual cooperation as food prices quadruple but actual food crisis in Venezuela and doubled global food prices triggered almost no actual response Food Chain Reaction: A Global Food Security Game is an international simulation based in the near future during a global food crisis. In November 2015, 65 thought leaders and policy makers from several countries came together in Washington, D.C. to participate in the exercise. Teams of participants represented governments, institutions, and businesses and responded to a global food crisis caused b
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Opinion: Why I’m resigned to my next MacBook Pro being worse than my current one Regular readers will know that I still have a 17-inch MacBook Pro as my main computer. It’s almost five years old now, which is a relatively long time in Mac terms, and an absolute age for someone who usually does poorly when it comes to resisting shiny new tech. But when Apple stopped selling the machine, I’d initially hoped that it was just a temporary measure. The company had only just introdu
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Myo Armband: Wearables Design Focuses on Packaging Thalmic Labs’ Myo gesture-control armband combines electromyography with IMUs and exposes difficulty of implementing a true wearable.
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A giant impact: Solving the mystery of how Mars’ moons formed Where did the two natural satellites of Mars, Phobos and Deimos, come from? For a long time, their shape suggested that they were asteroids captured by Mars. However, the shape and course of their orbits contradict this hypothesis. Two independent and complementary studies provide an answer to this question. One of these studies, to be published in The Astrophysical Journal and predominantly condu
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Citizen Spain? After EU leaders hint at dual nationality options for young Britons, we examine which other citizenships might be on offer.
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7 New Books All Geeks Should Read In July 2016 Lots of fantastic new books are released every month, many of which are guaranteed to appeal to geeks. Here, we offer a selection of those titles; some about technology or geek culture, some being science fiction or fantasy novels, and some being books we just think you’ll like. So, without further ado, let’s dive into some of the great books we think you should be reading this month. You never kn
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Zore X is a smart gun lock that raised almost $250K on Indiegogo  An unlocked gun can ruin more than one life. In fact, The Trace reports that toddlers shot an average of one person per week for the 2015 year, often injuring or killing themselves, because they were able to get on their hands on a gun. Zore, like many new products on the market, aims to change all that. Zore is a Jerusalem-based startup that has built a smart gun lock. Through a connection to… R
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Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull urged to quit after election Australia’s opposition leader calls on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to resign after a cliff-hanger election failed to deliver a clear winner.
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Minimalism: Less is More | Hardik Nagar | TEDxBESC Minimalism, It is the idea of De-Cluttering your surroundings and your life, of both, physical and humane excess, to focus your energy on Everything That Remains. This 21-year-old word weaver is the writer behind the page named ‘The Honest Musings’, which has garnered over 65,000 readers across the globe in a span of 1.5 years. Currently, Hardik is working at a content house as a writer. A firm be
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Redefining Happiness | Dan Eley | TEDxSurreyUniversity After suffering a life changing injury Dan had to rebuild his life and redefine happiness. In his heartwarming talk, Dan tells us how he used his pain as his strength to overcome his obstacles and build a charity. Not only did he survive, but he thrived. Dan Eley suffered a life-changing spinal cord injury after a diving accident on New Year’s Day 2010; an accident which left him quadriplegic and
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Autism: A Quick Trip To My Home Planet | Monique Botha | TEDxSurreyUniversity In her heart-warming talk, Monique will speak about the alienation and isolation experienced by individuals with autism and the stereotypes that plague the diagnosis. Having autism herself, she wants to raise awareness of the challenges faced by individuals who are on the autism spectrum. Monique challenges society’s perception of autism and urges a change in the way society interacts with autism
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The Greatest Mistakes Our Universities Make | Marcus Ball | TEDxSurreyUniversity Marcus is driven by his belief in the importance of university education, and over the past five years, he has been studying all of its aspects. In his talk he will be discussing what he believes is wrong with University teaching methods. Marcus J Ball has been working to understand and tackle the University education problem for 6 years. He is frustrated by the lack of quality lecturing training
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How to Build an Agency That Shapes History | Mike Buonuiauto | TEDxSurreyUniversity In his inspiring talk, Mike explains how a small argument between his mother and her friend led him to create UK’s leading digital campaign in favour of marriage equality and how he used media to start a social movement. This journey has taught him that true power lies in finding purpose in your work and shaping history for other people is the best way to start shaping your own life for the better
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Social issues and Comedy as an expression | Vasu Primlani | TEDxSSCBS Comedy at its best is a mirror to society. From the greatest comedians – Charles Chaplin, Louis CK, to our Indian comedians – Boman Irani, Paresh Rawal – they have dissected and highlighted social issues courageously, often speaking truths that dare not be spoken. Comedy allows for that communication in the most entertaining and engaging manner, from the Roman Chorus to the Shakespearan fools. Vas
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Enraged UK veterans blast ‘war of aggression’ ahead of Chilcot’s Iraq war report (RT EXCLUSIVE) A UK veterans’ group has blasted the 2003 Iraq conflict as a “war of aggression” waged on the Iraqi people ahead of the publication of the Chilcot report on Wednesday. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘They saved 1,000s of lives’: Russia mourns crew of firefighter plane that crashed in Siberia Russia has paid tribute to 10 rescuers who died when their plane crashed while battling forest fires in Siberia. The crew have been proclaimed “heroes of Russia” who “risked their lives to save thousands.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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People smuggling prosecutions up 50% in one year, but only ‘tip of iceberg’ The number of prosecutions for smuggling illegal migrants into the UK has risen by more than 50 percent in the last year, according to fresh Home Office figures. Read Full Article at RT.com
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4 Easy Tricks to Make Firefox Run Faster Mozilla Firefox was helping web users avoid Internet Explorer long before Google Chrome arrived, and it’s still going strong. Like all apps though, it can slow down over time. Here are four quick ways you can try to get the spring back in Firefox’s step.1) Manage the cacheFirefox’s cache is designed to speed up your web browsing by storing certain files locally rather than having to fetch them eve
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Donald Trump blames biased media for his own anti-semitic tweet Donald Trump has ignored criticism that he tweeted an attack ad targeting Hillary Clinton using anti-semitic imagery. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee (or someone from his campaign) posted the image on Twitter on Saturday, which shows Clinton superimposed over a pile of money with the words “Most Corrupt Candidate Ever!” framed by a six-pointed star, which resembles the S
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Inside the hauntingly deserted city recaptured from IS Jeremy Bowen visits Falluja in Iraq, the hauntingly deserted city recaptured from IS, where civilians were chained up in cages as punishment.
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Men’s Mega Subscription Box Giveaway Drop by The Awesomer Shop for a chance to win six month’s worth of stylish fashion accessories, grooming supplies, and gifts for guys from Birchbox for Men, MistoBox, Bespoke Post, Fuego Box, Dollar Shave Club, and Five Four Club, valued at nearly $1100. (Ends 8/14/16) Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Win: Casper Mattress & Parachute SheetsGiveaway: Beer Cap MapsWin: Luc Besson B
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London police are considering the use of drones in motorcycle pursuits Aerial drones are quickly becoming an effective tool in the arsenal of law enforcement around the globe. Last year, North Dakota became the first state in the US to allow drones to carry non-lethal payloads while in Tokyo, police are using drones to take down rogue drones.
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Airvue and Groovies keep kids entertained on long road trips Are you about to bring your family for a holiday trip this summer, building and creating new memories for them to bring with them well into their adult years? A road trip should always be part of the bucket list, although it can be rather difficult or challenging if your little ones start to exhibit their curious nature. Questions are sure to come in thick and fast, with “Are we there yet?” being
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Nanoscale microscopy technique allows scientists to pinpoint RNA molecules in the brain Cells contain thousands of messenger RNA molecules, which carry copies of DNA’s genetic instructions to the rest of the cell. MIT engineers have now developed a way to visualize these molecules …
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OMA’s elevated LCAM chicago museum proposal wrapped in transparent ETFE wrapped in ETFE pillows, the lifted museum building will be dedicated to the art and design of storytelling. The post OMA’s elevated LCAM chicago museum proposal wrapped in transparent ETFE appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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China says it will crack down on fake news from social media (Reuters) – China’s internet regulator will launch a crackdown on the reporting of news gathered from social media, as part of what the government calls a campaign against fake news and the spreading of rumors. In a statement late on Sunday, the Cyberspace Administration of China said that online media cannot report any news taken from social media sites without approval. “It is forbidden to use h
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ScienceSeeker Editor’s Selections June 27-July 3 2016 #sciseekpicks #scicomm Each week, the ScienceSeeker editors pick their favorite posts within their respective areas of interest and expertise. Here is a round-up of the Science Seeker Editors’ Selections for the past week:Why it hurts when somebody breaks our heart by Pablo Barrecheguren at Mapping IgnoranceBrain training games don’t boost IQ. Here’s what does. by Brian Resnick at VoxAre the benefits of brain training n
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Israel’s Netanyahu starts landmark Africa tour in Uganda Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Uganda on Monday for a rare tour of sub-Saharan Africa, seeking new trade partners and marking the 40th anniversary of a hostage rescue in which his brother died.
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Be wary of knotweed advice on the web, researchers warn Gardeners turning to the Internet for advice about Japanese knotweed are likely to find a wide range of sometimes contradictory and potentially misleading advice that could put them on the wrong side of the law, scientists have found.
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New study confirms that migration leads to larger wings in monarch butterfly populations How does migration boosts the size of monarch butterflies? This was the question scientists asked in their recent study, which found that in fact migration can increase the size of wings in these butterflies.
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Formation of the browning pigment melanin decoded Researchers have uncovered the molecular mechanism behind the synthesis of melanin using a technique involving mutation of the relevant enzyme tyrosinase.
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Many elderly are prescribed antihypertensive medication despite already having low blood pressure A significant proportion of patients over 70 remain on antihypertensive medication despite having low blood pressure, new research reveals. This, the study argues, has a significant effect on increased mortality rates and admissions to hospital.
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Sustainable Chemistry students solve decades-old oxidation puzzle A group of students has designed a new catalyst that can render important chemical processes more sustainable. Their catalyst can create selective peroxide-like reagents literally from thin air and uses those to oxidize alcohols to carbonyl compounds in a dual-action mechanism.
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How to Begin Again | Beverly Willett | TEDxSavannah When life falls apart, humans often resist the natural law of change and grasp even tighter to the past. Sometimes the key to beginning again requires bold, radical action, maybe even a complete 180. Beverly Willett is a former NYC entertainment attorney who got in her car at midlife, left the Big Apple, and drove south to begin, again. She lives in Savannah and has just completed a memoir. She ha
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Achieving the things you dream is easier than you think | Kenneth Wall | TEDxDominicanIntlSchool We all have dreams. Some of us dream of becoming a rock star, passing our finals, becoming a happy person, or even a K-Pop idol. However, more often than not, we relegate them to just that; dreams. A place to indulge in a mirage of our own making and a place beyond the barriers of reality. Rarely, do we realize our own potential to transcend ourselves. Kenneth explores our ability to transform our
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BigBlu Water Conservation | Luke C & Rory L | TEDxYouth@AltSchoolFortMason Luke and Rory talk about their water bottle prototype to raise awareness around water consumption in California. Luke is a middle school student at AltSchool Fort Mason. Rory is a middle school student at AltSchool Fort Mason. 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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I am a Cannabis Farmer | Chirag Tekchandaney | TEDxBESC Hemp was not always in the shadows, there was a time it was one of the most widely used material in almost every industry. But due to the social in-acceptance of its cousin, it came into a bad light, BOHECO is trying to give hemp its former glory back. He believes that, in order to make a big change for oneself and the world one lives in, the path less trodden has to be walked on. BOHECO fulfills
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Evolution of Food | Aditya Bal | TEDxSSCBS Almost 6 centuries ago, the Portuguese came to India in the hopes of great conquest and control of the Indian spice trade routes. The food of any part of this world, is a reflection of its history, culture and of course geography. It is a mirror to society. In this talk, Aditya Bal tells the story of our heritage through food and its evolution. A model, a chef and a TV show host Aditya Bal is larg
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On the Edge: Exploration and the Origins of Humanity | Marina Elliott | TEDxUChicago Marina is one of the six female archeologists who helped uncover Homo naledi, a recently discovered species of hominin found buried deep within a cave system in South Africa. She not only brings us along on the physical journey through the cave’s narrow passages, but also explains the implications of this discovery, which has pushed the boundaries on traditional archeological practices and on our
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Blurring the Boundaries between Science and Art | Nancy Kawalek | TEDxUChicago What do kimonos have to do with DNA replication? How does playwriting mirror the scientific process? Though science and art are often regarded as distinct subjects, Nancy proposes a different view: science and art have more in common than one thinks, and the combination of the two can help the general public understand unfamiliar scientific concepts. Nancy Kawalek, an artist and innovator speciali
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Smart Children, Smarter Cities | Tom Thomas | TEDxSSCBS Can a city be smart without it being built with the active participation and ownership of all citizens and most importantly its children? Can a city be smart without applying Gandhi’s talisman for Swaraj? By that token, we must ask ‘will the city planning restore, a poor, disabled girl child, to control over her life and destiny?’. Tom Thomas in his talk explores these ideas in a greater detail. T
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Self-understanding of self-organization | Ali Brivanlou | TEDxYouth@LFNY A talk about Dr. Ali Brivanlou’s research which focuses on embryonic stem cells and could offer valuable insight into human development. Dr. Ali Brivanlou attended the Lycee de France at Tehran and graduated in 1975. From there he attained his Masters degree in Biochemistry in France in 1982 and his PhD in Molecular Biology at UC Berkeley in 1990. In 1991 Ali began his Post graduate work in Develo
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How much control should we give technology? | Cindy Su | TEDxDominicanIntlSchool The innovation of technology has afforded us with new comforts in life. We are now able to live and enjoy more than our predecessors, but at what cost? By and by, we find ourselves relinquishing more of our freedom than we had ever imagined. Cindy delves into the intricacies of technology, warning us of possible grievances should we choose to remain ignorant. Turning 17 years old this year, Cindy
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Should Corbyn keep fighting for Labour leadership? He still thinks so… Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has issued a fight-back Facebook video in a bid to convince rebel MPs to “come together” and get behind his leadership. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Hanergy launches four solar cars powered entirely by the sun Chinese clean energy innovator, Hanergy has just launched five solar-powered cars in China Related: China’s Hanergy to launch five new solar-powered cars this fall Via Forbes Forbes Lead image via Shutterstock, secondary image via Hanergy Hanergy, solar powered cars, china solar energy, solar cars, solar panels, electric cars, car roof solar panels, innovation, clean energy, clean cars, green tran
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Red, white and pool: Light up your Fourth of July party Mostly, pool lights are there as a safety precaution. After all, you don’t want to go for a quick dip in the evening, only to find a moose taking a leisurely lap around your swimming pool. But they can add an aesthetic touch, too. The light show doesn’t have to end when the fireworks fade on the Fourth of July. These three products will keep your pool lit, beautiful, and inviting long after the sm
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Mechanical music box joins the band Swedish musician and maker Martin Molin has recently redesigned a 4 year-old manual music box used by his band Wintergatan live on stage. The creative force behind the crazy Musical Marble Machine we covered in March wanted to improve the sound and make it more robust. Programming paper is wrapped around a large collapsible wooden wheel and pulled through a tinkle-tinkle music box mechanism by
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Neutrinos hint at why antimatter didn’t blow up the universe Results from two experiments looking at elusive neutrinos imply their matter and antimatter versions behave differently, which might explain how we came to be
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NASA’s Juno spacecraft enters Jupiter’s orbit: everything you need to know On the evening of the Fourth of July, NASA’s Juno spacecraft will attempt to enter Jupiter’s orbit and begin a multi-week research phase. We’re reporting on the mission live, so check back regularly for up to the moment stories on the spacecraft’s progress. Today is one of celebration for NASA: not only is it Independence Day, but it’s also the day that the agency’s Juno spacecraft puts itself in
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Brilliant spray-on sunscreen booth covers you head-to-toe in just 10 seconds Someone has finally invented a way to achieve instant, full-body sunscreen coverage, making dermatologists and impatient vacationers everywhere rejoice. Much like spray-tan booths, the SnappyScreen unleashes a mist of SPF protection on sunbathers, covering every nook and cranny. The days of asking “hey, could you get my back?” may soon be over. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kg2VjgwtXS4 The Snapp
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Li-ion rechargeable batteries that last longer, re-charge more rapidly Materials researchers at the Swiss Paul Scherrer Institute PSI in Villigen and the ETH Zurich have developed a very simple and cost-effective procedure for significantly enhancing the performance of conventional Li-ion rechargeable batteries. The procedure is scalable in size, so the use of rechargeable batteries will be optimized in all areas of application-whether in wristwatches, smartphones, l
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Smartphone use in bed can cause temporary blindness The first thing I do when powering on a new smartphone is adjust the brightness setting. Phones, just like tablets, laptops, monitors, and TVs all ship with the screen brightness set to maximum. […]
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The Evolution of Steven Spielberg From his earliest feature films like Duel, to classics like Jaws, Raiders, and E.T., to dramas like Schindler’s List to his diverse later works like War of the Worlds and Tintin, Burger Fiction reminds us just how amazing, prolific, and versatile Steven Spielberg is behind the lens. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Designing DialogueThe Art of Slow MotionThe Force Awakens Is a RemixG
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How to Compress a PDF With Free Tools PDF files have been around for a long time and remain a hugely popular format for document sharing. But their file size can mount when they run many pages long or have heavy graphical elements, which can cause issues when trying to send them on. To help you with that, we’ve rounded up some free tools that will help you compress a PDF and reduce its file size. You can use a downloadable program to
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Technologies nowadays | Zied Jallouli | TEDxSupCom How your start up can follow technologies and impose itself Passionné par les médias visuels, les technologies et les nouvelles pensées économiques, Zied Jallouli est le co-fondateur et PDG de Disrupt CK, une startup qui vise les nouvelles opportunités dans l’industrie des médias visuels. Disrupt CK se résume, dans les Etats-Unis d’Amériques, au lancement d’une application qui permet la découverte
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Cancer Therapy | Lamia Ben Jemaa | TEDxSupCom Cancer Therapy & cancerous cells Ayant eu son agrégation en génétique médicale en 1998, Lamia Ben Jemaa est généticienne et professeur en médecine à la Faculté de Médecine de Tunis.Elle est actuellement Chef de Service des maladies congénitales et héréditaires à l’hôpital Mongi Slim à la Marsa où elle dirige des activités de diagnostic, de conseil génétique et de recherche sur les maladies gén
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Minds, Brains, Bodies and Programs | Michael Weir | TEDxUniversityofStAndrews What makes some “artificially intelligent”? St Andrews professor and world leader in artificial computer science, Dr Weir explores how by observing seemingly simple tasks, like juggling balls, huge insights can be made into how artificial intelligence can be achieved. Dr. Michael Kenneth Weir is a lecturer at the School of Computer Science at the University of St Andrews and his research
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The power of zero | Ellen Chu | TEDxDominicanIntlSchool As we grow up, we learn new things and pick up new skills. We hope that those tools will help us navigate the quandaries of life. However, when we venture off into new and unknown territories, we often find ourselves beginning anew. Ellen explains how knowing nothing can be a good thing and how we can utilize our own power of zero. Having graduated from UC Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts degree i
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Watch single-celled organisms play the smallest game of Pac-Man ever Researchers at the University College of Southeast Norway are cruel people who like to play with the lives of lesser organisms. They’re also pretty cool scientists who know how to have fun while researching microorganisms’ hunting habits. The evidence for both these cases? A tiny game of Pac-Man set up by the scientists featuring real microscopic hunters and prey. the pac-man maze more accuratel
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Look Into “The Eye”: MVRDV’s Imaginative Library Nears Completion in Tianjin, China MVRDV is not known to create buildings that blend into the background, but the Dutch firm’s latest project — a library in Tianjin, China — is one of its most mesmerizing creations yet. Nearing completion and scheduled to open in mid-2017, this rectangular glass building has an almost gravitational visual pull. Tianjin Library is articulated around a mirrored orb at the center of the atrium, causi
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We Need Smarter Ideas On How To Grow Our Cities These days, you can find a Steve Pomerance in cities across the country — people who moved somewhere before it exploded and now worry that growth is killing the place they love. But a growing body of economic literature suggests that anti-growth sentiment, when multiplied across countless unheralded local development battles, is a major factor in creating a stagnant and less equal American economy
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China Finished Building Its Alien-Hunting Telescope Good ol’ ‘Murica may be ahead of China in development, GDP, and political clout, but China just finished building the world’s largest radio telescope and is now better-equipped at searching for aliens. Read more…
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Save $30 on Microsoft’s Insane and Excellent Xbox One Elite Controller Xbox One Elite Controller, $120The Xbox One Elite controller is ridiculous and indulgent and…maybe actually worth it? This is a match for the best price we’ve seen to date.https://www.amazon.com/Xbox-One-Elite…http://kotaku.com/xbox-elite-wir…Bonus:Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale. C
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Electronic nose smells pesticides, nerve gas To improve the detection of pesticides and nerve gas in very low concentrations, an international team of researchers has built a very sensitive electronic nose with metal-organic frameworks (MOFs).
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PhytlSigns lets you tune in to ‘plant-talk’ We humans are a communicative species – we simply cannot make do without keeping in touch with one another, be it through conversation or even sign language. How about nature, then? Surely there are many examples of how the animal kingdom chatters with one another, but in the realm of plants? There might not be any kind of Poison Ivy-like powers amongst us humans that lets us “talk” to plants, but
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Eye-tracking goggles reveal how F1 drivers ‘see’ the track Tootling along in your car, of course you go through all your maneuvers without giving too much attention to what you’re doing. Checking mirrors, hitting turn signals, scratching itches – it’s all pretty much automatic for most drivers. However, curious about how highly skilled professional drivers deal with fast-changing track conditions, Sky Sports recently teamed up with F1 driver Nico Hulkenbe
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Medina explosion: Saudi city ‘hit by suicide bomber’ A suicide bombing hits Saudi Arabia’s city of Medina, close to the Prophet’s Mosque, one of Islam’s holiest sites, media reports say.
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Architectural Empathy: Why Our Brains Experience Places Like People In The Architecture of Happiness, philosopher Alain de Botton tells a persuasive story about how we tend to perceive buildings and people in similar terms .. The post Architectural Empathy: Why Our Brains Experience Places Like People appeared first on Architecture Lab.
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The Key to Super Juicy, Tasty Burgers Is to Sous Vide Before Grilling Everyone knows that the best burgers are straight off the grill, but if you’re ready to add a little science to your burger prep, break out the sous vide. ChefSteps explains in this video how to get the perfect char on the outside and the perfect texture on the inside with this combination of cooking methods.The process is fairly simple, but since you’ll use a sous vide to cook them part-ways, you
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Internet Access Is Now A Basic Human Right Image: ShutterstockPeople may joke that others spend too much time on the internet, but this intricate series of tubes has become an important part of everyday life—so much so that it’s become a human rights violation to take it away.That’s according to the United Nations Human Rights Council, which passed a non-binding resolution in June that condemns countries that intentionally take away or dis
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Russia prepares to launch upgraded Soyuz spacecraft (VIDEO, PHOTOS) A new version of the Soyuz spacecraft is set to be launched by Russia’s space agency Roscosmos this week. The Soyuz rocket will carry a crew of Russian, American and Japanese astronauts to the International Space Station, where they will spend four months. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Suicide bomber strikes near Prophet’s Mosque in holy Saudi city of Medina (VIDEO) A bomb exploded outside the Prophet’s Mosque in the Saudi city of Medina – one of the holiest sites in Islam – on Monday night. The bomber himself, and at least three security officers were killed in the blast. Read Full Article at RT.com
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What explains Brexit, Trump and the rise of the far right? The rise in nationalism and anti-immigrant sentiments worldwide feels like an alarming change to many. Psychology helps to explain how it happened so quickly
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5 Great Grills to Fire You Up So it’s July 4th again, and we’re all dusting off our grills, searching for that bag of charcoal we swear is in the garage somewhere, or scurrying off to find a store that’s still open to refill the propane tank. Whether you’re a barbecue newbie or a grillmaster pro, there’s something about cooking outside that draws us–perhaps it’s a desire for independence, or a throwback to the way
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Why Pakistan’s game shows during Ramadan are so popular Why Pakistan’s game shows during Ramadan are the “hottest ticket in town”.
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Trump tweets at “dishonest media” in Star of David kerfuffle  Happy American Independence Day, TechCrunchers. Today those of us in the U.S. celebrate the original Brexit with hot dogs, potato salad, and fireworks. Americans are also in the middle of a very weird presidential election, as you may know, and Republican presumptive nominee Donald J. Trump has taken to Twitter once again today to explain why he’s not a racist – or anti-Semite,… Read More
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Phiaton’s touch-controlled BT 460 headphones are smart, sleek, and sound awesome Bluetooth headphones are great if you’re on the go and want to enjoy your music sans all those wires getting in the way. But more often than not, playback controls can be awkward and imprecise to use, since you can’t see which buttons you’re pressing while wearing them. That’s why we love that Phiaton decided to use intuitive touch controls on its latest set of wireless cans, the BT 460. The matte
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This 4th of July, watch sparklers doing their thing in super-slow motion Americans spent over a billion dollars on fireworks for last year’s Fourth of July, according to the American Pyrotechnics Association. Among the displays were firecrackers, rockets, cakes, and snakes. And then there were the sparklers, those slow burning sticks you either love or hate. Sparklers are seen as the relatively harmless, family-friendly addition to Fourth of July festivities, or the la
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Critical security flaw found in Lenovo PCs… again If you are sick of hearing about how Lenovo Machines are riddled with security flaws, then this ain’t the story for you. Security researcher Dymtro “Cr4sh” Oleksiuk claims to have uncovered a flaw in Lenovo machines that could let attackers circumvent Windows’ basic security protocols. According to his post on Github, the vulnerable firmware driver was copy-and-pasted from data supplied
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Genetically engineered mice suggest new model for how Alzheimer’s causes dementia Using a novel, newly developed mouse model that mimics the development of Alzheimer’s disease in humans, Johns Hopkins researchers say they have been able to determine that a one-two punch of major biological “insults” must occur in the brain to cause the dementia that is the hallmark of the disease. A description of their experiments is published online in the journal Nature Communicati
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This is Juno’s last glimpse of Jupiter until it’s in orbit NASA has released the last image of Jupiter from the agency’s Juno spacecraft before it attempts to enter the planet’s orbit tonight. The color image was taken on June 29th, with Juno 3.3 million miles away from the gas planet. Juno has now powered down its instruments to avoid any issues during orbit insertion. If all goes as planned Juno will slow down by 1,200 miles per hour using its main eng
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Today we like: American skyscrapers America may no longer be home to the world’s tallest building, but the country that invented skyscrapers is still pioneering their design with skinner, greener and more unusually shaped structures. We’re celebrating this 4 July – US Independence Day – with a look back at some of the most recent examples, including Rafael Viñoly’s already iconic 432 Park Avenue and Herzog & de Meuron’s “J
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What Makes a Good Project? A Guide to Successful Competition Entries World Building of the Year 2015 Winner: The Interlace (Singapore) / OMA and Ole Scheeren. Image © Iwan Baan The following is taken from ‘Design Review’, written by Peter Stewart for the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE), 2002. In light of the upcoming World Architecture Festival, whose finalists were announced this morning, Stewart gives a few tips on what makes a g
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How to Add More Storage to Your MacBook So you thought you could save some money on your MacBook Pro or Air by opting for a smaller storage configuration, and now you’re regretting that decision. Fortunately, you don’t need to buy a whole new notebook to add more storage. Apple hardware is built to last — there’s a good chance your MacBook has many years left in it. So whether you decide to cheap out or spend some serious cash on a subs
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Supersize Iranian ‘Hulk’ signs up to help crush ISIS in Syria (PHOTOS) Iran could be set to unleash a weapon of mass destruction on Islamic State fighters – in the form of 24-stone super soldier Sajad Gharibi. His monster physique has seen him compared to comic book hero, ‘The Hulk’. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Caustic fracking chemical spills in San Antonio train derailment A derailed train has spilled approximately 1,000 gallons of sodium hydroxide in San Antonio, Texas, according to reports. The train was carrying 60,000 gallons of the poisonous, highly-corrosive chemical. A nearby area was temporarily evacuated. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Stuff your brain with 26 Fourth of July facts after stuffing your belly with hot dogs U-S-A! U-S-A!  Mental Floss brings the Fourth of July holiday spirit Monday with 26 facts dripping with red, white and blue patriotism.  By the way, there’s nothing interesting on the back of the Declaration of Independence. Sorry, Nic Cage. Slick action indie game ‘Tokyo 42’ channels ‘Grand Theft Auto’ Rat vs. snake: A mother’s crusade These Irish guys perfectly summed up just how spectacu
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New electron-microscopy technique measures magnetism at the atomic scale Aberration of electron beam allows microscope to pick out magnetic moments
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Yes, it’s possible to plant ‘Inception’-style experiences into people’s brains Think Chris Nolan’s 2010 blockbuster Inception was total science fiction? Think again. At least, that’s one conclusion we can draw from newly published research which demonstrated that it is possible to plant simple subliminal messages in people’s minds without their knowledge. In the experiment, subjects lying in an fMRI machine were subconsciously trained to see the color red when they were show
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Protect your iPhone 6S with the durability and natural resilience of wood In a marketplace filled with cookie cutter plastic cases, the distinctive look of wood is often imitated but never achieved. That’s why Woodcessories cases, designed and crafted in Germany exclusively for Apple products, actually use genuine wood. The EcoCase is a slim case custom fit for the iPhone 6/6S that consists of a thin, polycarbonate snap-on shell and full wood back panel made from bamboo
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How dare you take photos of fireworks with your phone If someone shared this article with you today, it’s because you’re already mentally preparing yourself for the cameras to come out before the fireworks even begin. “I know what’s going to happen,” you’ll say. “Jack is going to start taking pictures about 5 minutes into the show, trying to snap a picture every time a gosh-darned firework flashes.” Every year … Continue reading
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Cleansing Cloths Are the Best Way to Freshen Up Sans Shower No water, no problem. The post Cleansing Cloths Are the Best Way to Freshen Up Sans Shower appeared first on The Manual.
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