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Indistinguishable from Magic 7/5-7/7

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Keep moving even as you sit with the quirky, topsy-turvy Sprang Creating the perfect desk chair is a downright science, but a startup company known as The Inventory thinks it’s officially cracked the code. Its offering? Something called the Sprang Chair, which is currently experiencing a successful run on Kickstarter to the tune of more than $25K raised. Essentially the combination of a balance ball and an ergonomic chair, the Sprang Chair is said to give use
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Don’t fire your sales team: Chatbots are here to assist, not replace GUEST: If you believe the posts you read, the days of human salespeople are numbered. “Buyers do their own research on the internet.” “A.I. chatbots will eat salespeople for breakfast.” This might turn out to be the case for some types of consumer products, but it’s certainly not true when it comes to buying complex products and services in the massive B2B marketplace. In a recent survey by Gartn
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Turtle power: How hatching together avoids capture New research has found that green turtles hatching en masse from their nests ‘swamp’ predators, allowing more individuals to reach the safety of the sea. read more
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Ramadan charity One of India’s leading Islamic organisations is using the traditional “Zakat” Ramadan donation to give legal aid to Muslim youths languishing in jail on serious charges like terrorism.
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People with anger disorder have decreased connectivity between regions of the brainPeople with intermittent explosive disorder (IED), or impulsive aggression, have a weakened connection between regions of the brain associated with sensory input, language processing and social interaction.
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Microsoft Targets The iMac With New All-In-One Surface PCs, Reports Say New submitter Miche67 writes: Two reports say Microsoft is working on an all-in-one (AIO) PC under the Surface brand. If that’s true, it would put it in competition with HP and Dell, which have their own AIO lines, as well as put it in competition with Apple’s iMac. Network World reports: “Both DigiTimes and Windows Central picked up on the story, each citing their own sources. DigiTimes, a T
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Drivers want the best of both worlds from self-driving cars Do drivers want to be able to drive when they get the urge or feel the need to, but not when it’s really boring? Or is it that drivers would really rather just ride? Those are two of several conclusions you can draw from the results of two recent consumer surveys about autonomous cars, as reported by Tech Crunch . A huge survey of 50,000 people worldwide conducted by Volvo and a smaller survey, b
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Vsauce: Alzheimer’s and the Brain “Inner space is as mysterious and deep as outer space.” Vsauce gives Bugatti a new slogan, ruins tofu, dives deep into what we think we know about how we think and advices us to keep moving, keep learning and keep hugging. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Counting Past Infinity The Line Between People and Pets Math Magic Messages for the Future The Zipf Mystery
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Turn Leftover Corn Cobs into Delicious, Versatile Corn Stock Similar to how you can use leftover corn cobs to make corn cream , you can also use them to make a flavorful, savory stock that can be used in tons of soups, stews, or anything else that calls for stock. You’ll get every last tasty bit from your cobs before tossing them out. You can use either cobs leftover from grilled corn at a summer BBQ or cobs you’ve cut the kernels off of for salad or other
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Look out mall cops — this 300 pound security robot might be your replacement Ever since RoboCop and Terminator 2: Judgment Day hit our screens a quarter century ago, people have dreaming about the use of robots to stop making hamburgers and packing boxes and start protecting the general populace. That’s the mission statement of the 300-pound K5 security robot : a hefty robotic alternative to the regular security guard who packs an impressive number of features. Having bee
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A coin-sized device could have big effect on treating cancer with electric fields There might be a new cancer treatment on the horizon, and it’s the size of a coin. A new device developed by a team of researchers at MIT’s Singapore research center seeks to test the effect of electric fields on the spread of malignant cancer cells. But more compelling still, this tiny device may be able to personalize cancer treatment on a patient-by-patient basis. While electric field therapy
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Buddha Board – Zenned-Out Etch-A-Sketch Doodle yourself* Zen with the Buddha Board. Go on, give it a try. The more tactile Etch-a-Sketch says a few strokes of its water-dipped brush can calm your mind and set you on a path towards inner peace. Maybe the Buddha Board will make me jolly like the Buddha too. He can keep his gut though. Buddha Board “canvases” are water-reactive, turning black with your designs when liquid touche
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Tech needs to stamp out anti-blackness In the U.S., it’s as if laws and regulations only apply to people of color — and when people of color bend them, they lose their lives. When white tech CEOs bend the laws at massive scale, they’re rewarded with billions of dollars and prestige. “You know how Silicon Valley advocates an Uber-esque model where everybody is an entrepreneur, disrupting markets while the… Read More
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If you’ve got a 3D printer and a mirror, you can recreate this mind-bending optical illusion at home You may recently have seen the above “Ambiguous Cylinder Illusion,” an optical puzzle by Japanese illusionist Kokichi Sugihara , in which sets of plastic squares appear circular when reflected in a mirror. “The direct views of the objects and their mirror images generate quite different interpretations of the 3D shapes,” Sugihara has explained . “They look like vertical cylinders, but their secti
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A rational society should try to rapidly and cheaply test more ideas and policies and not some warped strawman of a science dominated nation Jeffrey Guhin argues against a nation that uses rationality and evidence as the basis for governance. Jeffrey Guhin is an assistant professor of sociology at University of California, Los Angeles. Jeffrey uses the examples where bad policies were promoted with claims that they were following science. Eugenics was claimed to be science social Darwinism justifications of the Soviet and Nazi regimes
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European Union’s First Cybersecurity Law Gets Green Light An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: The European Union approved its first rules on cybersecurity, forcing businesses to strengthen defenses and companies such as Google Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. to report attacks. The European Parliament endorsed legislation that will impose security and reporting obligations on service operators in industries such as banking, energy, transport and
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Illuminated Drink Boat Cooler A little inflatable floating barge that hauls and chills up to six bottles or cans of your favorite thirst-quenching beverage while in the pool, hot tub, ocean, or lake. Click Here For Complete Details
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Architects constitute the fifth most likely profession to commit suicide Less depressing than construction, not nearly as happy-making as arts, design, entertainment, sports and media: according to the CDC, architects are the fifth most likely to commit suicide in comparison with members of other professions, especially if you’re a male architect (data for female architects was unavailable). The study chose to focus on 12,312 suicides that took place in 17 U.S. states
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Sport-Brella XL Beach Umbrella From installation to insufficient sun coverage, beach umbrellas are a frustrating breed. The Sport-Brella XL Beach Umbrella makes up for most of these thanks to its sheer size, though its side panels play a role in this as well. It’s no bigger than a standard large beach umbrella when packed up in its included carrying case but unfurls to a width of 9 feet using steel ground stakes and tie-down c
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Entire Federal Government Exempt From Robocall Laws, FCC Rules An anonymous reader writes from a report via The Hill: Late Tuesday night, the Federal Communications Commission ruled that the entire federal government is exempt from consumer protection laws that limit unwanted robocalls. They ruled that the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 doesn’t apply to the federal government, while the law does bar businesses from making numerous autodialed or pre
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Battery powered wearable force multiplying robotic glove is a major step towards soft exoskeletons General Motors has built a force-multiplying battery powered robotic glove. It will be used in factories and healthcare and other industries. Working with GM, Bioservo will combine technology from its SEM GloveTM (Soft Extra Muscle) technology with the RoboGlove, a force-multiplying battery-powered wearable developed by GM and NASA during a nine-year collaboration that included the launch of the
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Need help furnishing your apartment? Check out Homee, a new interior design appThere’s something to be said about clichés — at the end of the day, they only became tired tropes because, well, they were so often applicable. So when we say that, when one door closed for Homee , another one opened, we mean that when the interior design startup’s “Shark Tank” deal fell through, Tinder CEO Sean Rad pulled through . That’s right — in a rather unlikely match, the head of the contr
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Researchers will conduct Zika study on U.S. Olympians in Brazil Researchers with the National Institutes of Health will study the Zika virus with the help of U.S. athletes and staff traveling to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic Games. The study aims to better understand how Zika “persists in the body and to identify potential factors that influence the course of infection,” according to an announcement on the NIH website. SEE ALSO: Murdering its
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Performance of cathode material improved by controlling oxygen activity An international team of researchers has demonstrated a new way to increase the robustness and energy storage capability of a particular class of ‘lithium-rich’ cathode materials — by using a carbon dioxide-based gas mixture to create oxygen vacancies at the material’s surface. Researchers said the treatment improved the energy density — the amount of energy stored per unit mass — of the cathod
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Dopamine receptor blockade seen as cause for antipsychotic drug side-effects Scientists have discovered the key cellular mechanism that underlies the antipsychotic-induced parkinsonism — which includes involuntary movements, tremors and other severe physical conditions. These studies present evidence that will stimulate a targeted approach for the design of novel antipsychotics without side-effects.
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Scientists use mass spectrometry to ‘look inside’ an ancient Greek amphora Scientists have used mass spectrometry to analyze bitumen samples from an ancient Greek amphora found on the Taman peninsula. Judging by the level of oxygen in the sample, they managed to accurately identify it’s age: 2,500 years. Authors of the study believe that using this method in archaeology will lead to even more interesting discoveries. For instance, we may obtain valuable information about
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Radiocarbon dating suggests joint cartilage can’t renew Using radiocarbon dating as a forensic tool, researchers have found that human cartilage rarely renews in adulthood, suggesting that joint diseases may be harder to treat than previously thought.
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BAE Systems wants to grow military aircraft in chemical vats Modern military aircraft are so complex that fighters like the F-35 Lightning II or the Typhoon take 20 years to go from drawing board to deployment at phenomenal costs. With design work already starting on next-generation fighters for the 2040s, BAE Systems and the University of Glasgow are looking at a faster, cheaper way to produce unmanned air vehicles (UAV), where they aren’t constructed, bu
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[NEW ARRIVAL] Inflatable Boat / Kayaking / Fishing Dinghy URL: http://goo.gl/iPmFkI PRICE: $23.44 for 1 person,$42.92 for 2 person, $55.73 for 3 person,$91.78 for 4 person. Main Features: – Designed to hold 3 persons and can hold a maximum capacity of 300kg – 3 air chambers, improve the safety performance – Easy to store: when not in use, deflate and fold for compact storage – Supplied with two inflatable cushions and storage bag, very practical to use
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MEGOGO MXV 4K IPTV Box 64Bit Android 5.1.1, only $53.69 MEGOGO MXV 4K IPTV Box 64Bit Android 5.1.1 coupon: GBMMXV price: 53.69$ url: MEGOGO MXV 4K IPTV Box 64Bit Android 5.1.1 Amlogic S905 Quad Core 1GB DDRR3 + 8GB eMMC 2.4GHz WiFi Connectivity Main Features: ● Amlogic S905 quad-core CPU is rapid and stable which can give you high-speed feedback and smooth response. ● Mali-450 as GPU of this TV Box which gives you the high definition pictures and vide
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Agroforestry helps farmers branch out Imagine an agriculture field. Most are planted with row upon row of tidy cash crops. Now imagine that same field with rows of trees between the rows of crops. This forested field concept is called alley cropping. Alley cropping helps farmers diversify by growing long-term tree crops alongside short-term cash crops like wheat. read more
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Small molecule keeps new adult neurons from straying, may be tied to schizophreniaThe microRNA miR-19 helps budding adult brain cells stay on track, new research indicates. The findings pave the way toward a better understanding of how the adult brain controls the growth of new neurons and how it can go wrong.
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Spector captures printed fonts and sends the details to InDesign When a designer sees typography they like or a color that might be useful for a project, the first move is usually to snap a picture with their phone. I can say that because I’m a designer myself, frequently capturing textures, hues and letterforms for reference later. Royal College of Art MA student Fiona O’Leary came up with a better solution though, one that gets those bits of type and color i
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Earth-size telescope tracks the aftermath of a star being swallowed by a supermassive black hole Radio astronomers have used a radio telescope network the size of the Earth to zoom in on a unique phenomenon in a distant galaxy: a jet activated by a star being consumed by a supermassive black hole. The record-sharp observations reveal a compact and surprisingly slowly moving source of radio waves.
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Lessons of lager: Yeast origin becomes a complex tale Without question, the domesticated hybrid yeast that gives us lager beer is an organism worth many billions of dollars. read more
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Not blowing smoke: Research finds medical marijuana lowers prescription drug useMedical marijuana is having a po sitive impact on the bottom line of Medicare’s prescription drug benefit program in states that have legalized its use for medicinal purposes, according to University of Georgia researchers in a study published today in the July issue of Health Affairs . read more
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Discrete Molecular Imaging Technology Distinguishes Individual Molecular FeaturesProteins do not work individually but rather form larger complexes similar to the molecular machines that facilitate cell communication, transport cargo in their interiors or replicate their own DNA….
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Sling TV channel guide: All the programming, and all the restrictions, all in one chartSling TV is a much more expansive streaming video service than used to be, but it hasn’t gotten any easier to understand. If anything, Sling has become more complicated since last year’s launch, with two base packages instead of one, more add-on packages to choose from, and new restrictions that apply to some local and sports channels. To make sense of it all, I’ve put together a chart that lists
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Congressmen urge House to declassify secret 28 pages of 9/11 inquiry A revived push to pass a House resolution to declassify 28 pages of a 9/11 report possibly detailing official Saudi Arabian involvement in the terror attacks is being led by a group of congressmen targeting the House Intelligence Committee. Read Full Article at RT.com
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After the Election, Things Will Get Worse Can American democracy survive this presidential election? We assume any framework that has endured through the Civil War, the Great Depression, the violent upheaval of the 1960s and more can survive anything. But no earthly institution is eternal, and it’s hard to think of a campaign that has done more damage to our system of government than this one. Amid our misery, we take comfort in the beli
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What You Need to Know Before You Mount Your TV Not as straightforward as hanging a picture. … Read More »
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Why You Only Need Three Knives in the Kitchen Cleaning house? Don’t neglect your kitchen drawers. … Read More »
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NASA experiments may predict future of climate change NASA is about to begin airborne experiments to measure atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide and methane across the eastern US. The results may provide a greater understanding of the gases, and how to manage and predict future climate change. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Deals of Note: July 7, 2016 How to save on a refurbished Dyson vacuum, Ian Fleming’s James Bond books and Levi’s Vintage jeans. … Read More »
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Today in Gear: July 7, 2016 A rather historic Porsche, a new smartphone printer, easy-as-pie cold brew and much more. … Read More »
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Molecules break up under quantum control New technique could provide entangled atoms for matter-wave experiments
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Black Barn is a self-sustaining, off-grid version of historical English architectureCharring timber, an ancient Japanese technique, is used to preserve the wood without chemicals. The dramatic line of the roof draws the eyes to its unique angle, which hovers above the wild meadows on a concrete foundation. Locally sourced timber, aggregate, and flint will be used in construction, paying homage to the natural landscape. Related: Author builds tiny solar-powered off grid cabin for
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RT traces the trail of 2 Russian sisters believed to have joined ISIS in Syria (EXCLUSIVE)Two sisters, Zalina and Khava, disappeared from their home in the Russian Republic of Ossetia over a year ago. Their family believe they ran away to Syria and joined Islamic State. RT visited the girls’ home to attempt to uncover the reasons that prompted the young women to flee. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Surprising discovery of highly dynamic changes in olfactory region of the adult mouse brain In light brown, in the center of the image, a new adult-born neuron. The neurons in blue are synaptic partner neurons, which connect to the new neurons. The neurons in dark brown are pre-existing neurons. (credit: Institut Pasteur/PM Lledo) Scientists from the Institut Pasteur and the CNRS have made the surprising discovery that new neurons formed in the olfactory bulb of adult mice are constantl
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Solar System Pillow Set Sit back and relax on these planetary pillows!
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Police in Minnesota Shoot and Kill Man, Allegedly in a Broken Tail Light Traffic Stop [Updated, Corrected] A video of the aftermath of a police shooting of Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, shows a remarkably composed woman claiming that the shooting occurred when Castile, who she said informed the officer that he had a firearm and carry permit , reached for his wallet while in the passenger seat of the car she was driving. [He was driving] Castile is now dead from the shooting. The video
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Electricity-starved Gazans turn to sun for help Nahed Abu Assi’s farm has been bombed in each of the three Gaza wars since 2008 and like in the rest of the Palestinian enclave, he receives only a paltry amount of electricity each day.
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Jordan’s newest mall debuts large-scale green technology In Jordan’s newest retail and leisure hub, the typical high-end boutiques, cinemas and gourmet coffee shops are tucked into an intricate ecosystem of natural heating and cooling, water recycling and hundreds of solar panels soaking up the sun’s rays.
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Smash, bulldoze, erase: ISIS releases new video of Palmyra antiquities’ destructionIslamic State has released a new video showing the destruction of Palmyra. Apparently filmed before the city’s liberation in May this year, the footage depicts extremists smashing ancient statutes and bulldozing human mummies. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Room-sized Megaprocessor sheds light on the secret life of microchips If you ripped the covers off whatever device you’re reading this on, the chip-packed boards beneath will likely be something of a mystery. In an effort to make it easier to understand how these marvels of modern technology actually work, engineer James Newman has built a room-sized computer he calls the Megaprocessor, which is big enough to walk through and studded with LEDs to visually represent
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Syrian army cuts only road into rebel-held Aleppo The Syrian army on Thursday cut the only route into rebel-held parts of Aleppo despite a 72-hour partial ceasefire after an advance put the road within firing range of regime troops, rebels and a monitor said.
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Brown Dwarf 23 light years away with Radio Emission 23 light years away is a brown dwarf (W0607+24) which is a source of radio emissions. According to a research paper published July 4, this substellar object showcases quiescent radio emission, making it one of the most radio-faint, ultra-cool dwarfs yet detected. The discovery of this process in this nearby object could be crucial for our understanding of this process in ultracool dwarfs in genera
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SoundStage lets you rock out without bugging the neighbors Gaming might seem like an obvious application for virtual reality technology, but it can also be used to tap into your creative side. Drawing and sculpting programs like Tilt Brush and Medium are good examples. And in that vein comes the music-making suite SoundStage , which lets you set up a music studio and jam away without having to sound-proof a spare room or spend thousands on heavy equipmen
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iPhone 7, 7 Plus renders, cases tease the inevitable future Samsung and Apple aren’t just competing on smartphone sales, they also seem to be in a race for the most conflicting set of leaks of the year. With the launch of both the Galaxy Note 7 and the iPhone 7 just over the horizon, naturally the leaks are pouring non-stop. Like this new batch of renders of the iPhone 7 … Continue reading
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Explore Space (and Earth) With These Tiny, Magical Scenes Even the most intrepid explorers carry within themselves a longing for home. The post Explore Space (and Earth) With These Tiny, Magical Scenes appeared first on WIRED .
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Does Blockchain hold the key to the distributed patient data dilemma? By now most readers have probably heard of blockchain through tech blogs and major cover stories from the likes of The Economist over the past year. The financial sector has rapidly accelerated engagement with blockchain through a growing number of consortia and fintech startup initiatives . As the foundation for bitcoin, blockchain’s distributed, cryptographic ledger provides a novel data struct
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These shark tea bags that turn your drink red will make tea time very interestingSomething’s telling us that we won’t be getting many RSVPs if we serve Daisho Fishery Company’s new tea at our next party. The Japanese seafood export company’s plans to expand into the tea business by manufacturing great white shark-shaped tea bags are somewhat questionable. While the shark-shaped tea bags are indeed cute and the rosehip and hibiscus combo sounds flavourful, it’s when you soak t
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Thales Alenia Space Stratobus eyes contract in 2017, radio frequency approval in 2019TOULOUSE, France – Satellite builder Thales Alenia Space and six partners are investing their own money, plus grants from the French government, into the Stratobus high-altitude platform station (HAPS) on the assumption that the development yields a contract in 2017, the program manager said. The Stratobus backers are focusing only on Earth observations in the tropical regions for the moment, but
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‘Don’t infringe upon our sovereignty!’ China warns US ahead of South China Sea rulingChina told the US not to take sides or infringe upon the “sovereignty and security” of Beijing on the eve of The Hague court’s ruling on the disputed islands in the South China Sea. Read Full Article at RT.com
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16 in-demand jobs for digital and creative pros 16 jobs for digital and creative pros Image by Thinkstock As the digital world sharpens its focus on customer service, user experience and seamless interaction, companies must adjust their workforces to get the necessary skills. So, what are the most in-demand roles in this new, consumer-focused, digital era? Product designer tops the list of top 16 most in-demand positions for 2016 , compiled by
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Neural networks to obtain synthetic petroleum The UPV/EHU’s Catalytic Processes for Waste Valorisation research group is working on a project related to obtaining bio-oils or synthetic petroleum using biomass. In a paper recently published in the scientific journal Fuel, the researchers have proposed using artificial neural networks to determine the heating power of each type of biomass based on its composition.
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A dash of water on the lunar rocks Ever since Apollo astronauts walked the lunar surface in 1969 and brought rocks back for laboratory analysis, it has been clear that lunar rocks are missing chemical components that boil off at relatively low temperature, the so-called “volatile” elements. This is evidence that the moon experienced high temperatures during its formation and has led researchers to current ideas about the
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California redwood trees sap up more CO2 than others – even after they die Trees are our known allies in the battle against harmful climate change, but it turns out California redwood trees may be the most helpful. West Coast researchers conducted a study over seven years to find redwood forests absorb and store more carbon than all other forests.
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Ukraine extends ban on Russian imports through 2017 The Ukrainian government has prolonged the sanctions on Russian imports until December 31, 2017. Read Full Article at RT.com
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What happens to drivers? The ripple effects of autonomous cars go beyond safety If you’re thinking about autonomous or self-driving cars these days, you’re probably thinking about safety. Recent events have raised serious doubts over whether self-driving cars are really ready for widespread public use. But that’s not what this story is about. This story is about the social and economic consequences of the coming wave of semi-autonomous and completely self-driving vehicles. T
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Hanergy teases a solar-powered electric vehicle future The latest company looking to power future EVs with sunlight is China’s Hanergy Holding Group. Joining the likes of EVX Ventures (the folks behind the distinctive Immortus ), Hanergy unveiled a quartet of thin-film solar cell-equipped vehicles in Beijing over the weekend, each of which is designed to commute around and beyond the city without the need to plug in. .. Continue Reading Hanergy tease
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Is evolution predictable? We are surrounded by microorganisms that adapt in their struggle to survive. In plants and animals, such adaptations can take thousands of years; in microorganisms, they sometimes occur within weeks. To understand such rapid evolution, we need new theoretical frameworks and direct observations of evolutionary dynamics. The Research Group is developing such methods and is applying them to analyze s
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The Loudest Sound In The World Would Kill You On The Spot The questions kids ask about science aren’t always easy to answer. Sometimes, their little brains can lead to big places adults forget to explore. With that in mind, we’ve started a series called Science Question From a Toddler, which will use kids’ curiosity as a jumping-off point to investigate the scientific wonders that adults don’t even think to ask about. The answers are for adults, but the
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Kitchen Table Politics: The Cost And Quality Of Health Care <divdata-href=”http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/kitchen-table-politics-the-cost-and-quality-of-health-care/”class=”tease-podcast js-link podcast-shortcode -horizontal post-119991 fte_features type-fte_features status-publish has-post-thumbnail hentry tag-2016-election tag-elections-podcast tag-fivethirtyeight-podcasts tag-health-care tag-kitchen-table-politics tag-obamacare ft
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Rimowa’s electronic luggage tag is the future of traveling Nowadays if you’re flying with carry-on luggage, you can easily skip the check-in lines by doing it all online ahead of time. Sadly, it requires a few more steps if you have to check your luggage — you still need to go print out your tag at the airport, tie it onto your suitcase and then drop it off at the counter. The folks over at Rimowa and Lufthansa are hoping to simplify that process, becau
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Clip-Air to test modular capsule-based aircraft with a small-scale drone Back in 2013, we reported on the design of a unique system of air transportation based on modular capsules called Clip-Air, which was created by Switzerland’s Federal Polytechnic Institute (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne). The two-part craft is composed of the flying component (the airframe, cockpit, and engines) and the capsules, which are detachable pods that can be configured to carry
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3-D simulations and NASA supercomputer advance research of the origin of stars What processes are involved in the formation of individual stars and stellar clusters in our own galaxy and other galaxies? Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are using NASA’s most powerful supercomputer, Pleiades, to create unique star-formation simulations to answer this fundamental scientific question.
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Infused, Smoked and Barrel-Aged Runamok Maple Syrups: The independent Vermont producer’s classic taste and charming variations Adding “flavors” does not necessarily improve a product (as we all may have learned from the vodka industry). And true maple syrup lovers know that nothing more is needed than the golden-hued goodness itself. Fortunately, Runamok Maple’s premiere…… Continue Reading…
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Doomed Spacecraft Shows Tantalizing Hints of Surprising Black Hole Behavior [Video]Before it died barely a month after launch, the Hitomi spacecraft spied interesting effects of black holes on the Perseus cluster of galaxies — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Samsung’s New Serif TV Proves Television Sets Can Be Art Shouldn’t televisions be something beautiful ? They form one of the most important links between technology and art in our homes, so why is it that they … Read More
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Syrian rebels lose ISIS battle after being abandoned by US jets – report A US-trained Syrian rebel unit was reportedly defeated and forced to flee by Islamic State during a desert battle near the town of Bukamal, after American jets abandoned them at a critical moment to bomb another target in neighboring Iraq. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Chewed plants help detect viruses in wild mountain gorillas and monkeys Chewed bark, leaves and fruit discarded by mountain gorillas provide a simple way to test the endangered apes for viruses without disturbing them, according to scientists from the University of California, Davis, studying mountain gorillas and golden monkeys in East-Central Africa.
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NASA flights to track greenhouse gases across Eastern U.S. This month, NASA begins an airborne experiment to improve scientists’ understanding of the sources of two powerful greenhouse gases and how they cycle into and out of the atmosphere.
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NY’s Clever New Park Will Weather Epic Storms and Rising Seas Governors Island’s new park as a model for a city preparing for climate change The post NY’s Clever New Park Will Weather Epic Storms and Rising Seas appeared first on WIRED .
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Hitomi mission charts hot winds of a galaxy cluster for the first time Measurements of unprecedented detail returned by Japan’s Hitomi satellite have allowed scientists to track the motion of X-ray-emitting gas at the heart of the Perseus cluster of galaxies for the first time. The results showcase the long-awaited premiere of a next-generation X-ray instrument whose key components were developed at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
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Google rumored to be working on two Nexus smartwatches According to a report from Android Police, Google is reportedly looking to expand its range of Nexus devices with two Android Wear smartwatches, codenamed Angelfish and Swordfish.
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LG’s crazy Rolling Bot is being let loose in the UK, but it’ll cost you The LG Rolling Bot , a rolling surveillance camera and fun remote controlled toy, has now been confirmed for the UK. The futuristic looking Rolling Bot is a white plastic sphere with two domed wheels, complete with an 8MP camera, speaker and even a laser pointer. It’s controlled from your smartphone and works with Android and iOS. This gives you the ability to check on your house remotely via you
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Hillary Clinton Saved From Prosecution Thanks to FBI’s Word Games (New at Reason)Did the FBI spare the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee from being prosecuted by the Department of Justice (DOJ) by parsing the meaning of the words “reckless” and “negligent”? In his new column, Andrew Napolitano writes that in addition to playing “word games,” FBI Director James Comey applied a different, more lenient standard toward Hillary Clinton’s han
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Researchers report the world’s first fibrous aggregate of carbon nanohorns NEC Corporation today announced the discovery of a new nano carbon material, the “carbon nanobrush,” a fibrous aggregate of single-walled carbon nanohorns. Moreover, NEC has become the first …
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New Data Analysis Suggests Only Six Book Plots Exist Image: The emotional-arc graph for Romeo and Juliet, from Hedonometer Everyone who secretly thought that all novels have the same plot can feel vindicated by new research supporting that suspicion . Sort of. Researchers from the Computational Story Lab at the University of Vermont in Burlington used sentiment analysis—or analysis of emotion in a string of words—to map the plot of over 1,700 works
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Large Hadron Collider finds three new particles, confirms fourth Geneva, Switzerland (UPI) Jul 5, 2016 Europe’s largest particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider, is back in action. According to two newly published studies, its latest round of experiments yielded three new “exotic” particles and confirmed the existence of a fourth. The newly identified particles are considered “exotic” because they contain four quarks, the building blo
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‘One-two punch’ delivered dino death blow: study Paris (AFP) July 5, 2016 The dinosaurs’ long reign was not ended by a merciful knockout punch, but torturous millennia of climate change before and after the oft-blamed space rock slammed into Earth, scientists said Tuesday. The impact at Chicxulub in modern-day Mexico certainly contributed to the disappearance of the giant lizards and other creatures, but was by no means the sole cause, a team co
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Moons of Mars probably formed by giant impact Paris, France (SPX) Jul 07, 2016 The origin of the two Martian moons, Phobos and Deimos, remained a mystery. Due to their small size and irregular shape, they strongly resembled asteroids, but no one understood how Mars could have ” captured ” them and made them into satellites with almost circular and equatorial orbits. According to a competing theory, toward the end of its formation Ma
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Scientists’ Innovation Began With ‘Wanting to Understand Why’ Kennedy Space Center FL (SPX) Jul 07, 2016 NASA’s Journey to Mars will require groundbreaking technologies and solutions to many complex problems. For a pair of NASA scientists at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, an idea to help make that trip possible began with simply “wanting to understand why.” During the Space Shuttle Program, Robert Youngquist, Ph.D., was among the center’s emp
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Lush Venus? Searing Earth? It could have happened Houston TX (SPX) Jul 07, 2016 If conditions had been just a little different an eon ago, there might be plentiful life on Venus and none on Earth. The idea isn’t so far-fetched, according to a hypothesis by Rice University scientists and their colleagues who published their thoughts on life-sustaining planets, the planets’ histories and the possibility of finding more in Astrobiology this month. T
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Software estimates likelihood of ‘man-made earthquakes’ Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is announcing at the AAPG Annual Convention & Exhibition in Alberta, Canada, that version 5.0 of its 3DStress software offers new, improved capabilities for oil and gas industry clients. Attendees can visit Booth No. 1813 to learn more.
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There’s still much to learn by visiting the giant planet Jupiter After a five-year journey, NASA’s Juno spacecraft this week reached Jupiter and was successfully inserted into its orbit.
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A new tool to study plant cell biomechanics Washington DC (SPX) Jul 07, 2016 We know that within every living plant there are millions of cells working together in a wonderfully complex harmony. But what we don’t know is, within each of these cells, what exactly is going on. Scientists have known for some time that cell biomechanics plays a significant role in plant development, but have lacked the tools to advance our knowledge. Researcher
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Transforming water fleas prepare for battle Washington DC (SPX) Jul 07, 2016 Water fleas can thwart their enemies by growing defensive structures such as helmets and spines. What’s more, this predator-induced ‘arming’ process is not a one-size-fits-all approach – they can even tailor their defensive responses to the types of predators present. How are water fleas (Daphnia) able to do this and how does it impact the ecosystems of ponds and l
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Understanding forest fire history can help keep forests healthy Columbia MO (SPX) Jul 07, 2016 For nearly a century, forest fires have been viewed by scientists and the public as dangerous and environmentally damaging disasters. However, recent research has shown that forest fires are vital to maintaining healthy forests. While people in the western portions of the U.S. experience forest fires often and know of their value, many people on the eastern side of t
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Penn engineers develop $2 portable Zika test Philadelphia PA (SPX) Jul 07, 2016 University of Pennsylvania engineers have developed a rapid, low-cost genetic test for the Zika virus. The $2 testing device, about the size of a soda can, does not require electricity or technical expertise to use. A patient would simply provide a saliva sample. Color-changing dye turns blue when the genetic assay detects the presence of the virus. Rapid, accura
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The history of human genetic ancestry in Madagascar Oxford, UK (SPX) Jul 07, 2016 More than 4,000 years ago, a proto-globalization process started in the Indian Ocean, one of the outcomes being a great human migration of African and Asian peoples spreading across the Indian Ocean to inhabit the fourth largest island in the world, Madagascar. Austronesian peoples came from Borneo on boats, and Bantu migrants crossed over from East Africa. Overall, t
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Coconuts could inspire new designs for earth-quake proof buildings Washington DC (SPX) Jul 07, 2016 Coconuts are renowned for their hard shells, which are vital to ensure their seeds successfully germinate. But the specialised structure of coconut walls could help to design buildings that can withstand earthquakes and other natural disasters. Coconut palms can grow 30 m high, meaning that when the ripe fruits fall to the ground their walls have to withstand the i
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Characteristics improving bean resistance to drought identified Barcelona, Spain (SPX) Jul 07, 2016 The common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) is the most important food legume in the tropics. It is an inexpensive source of proteins and minerals for almost 400 million people, mainly from Africa and Latin America. It is generally cultivated by small farmers and subject to conditions limiting their productivity. Drought affects 60% of bean crops around the world an
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Wide range of venomous fishes, tout potential for medical therapies Lawrence KS (SPX) Jul 07, 2016 Upon hearing the word “venom,” most people probably think of a snake’s fang. But the ability to produce and inject toxins into another animal is so useful, it has evolved multiple times in creatures ranging from jellyfishes to spiders, shrews to the male platypus. Now, a paper appearing this week in the journal Integrative and Comparative Biology catalogs i
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Weird pupils let octopuses see their colorful gardens Berkeley CA (SPX) Jul 07, 2016 Octopuses, squid and other cephalopods are colorblind – their eyes see only black and white – but their weirdly shaped pupils may allow them to detect color and mimic the colors of their background, according to a father/son team of researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, and Harvard University. For decades, biologists have puzzled over the paradox t
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California droughts caused mainly by changes in wind, not moisture Austin TX (SPX) Jul 07, 2016 Droughts in California are mainly controlled by wind, not by the amount of evaporated moisture in the air, new research has found. The findings were published in Geophysical Research Letters, a journal of the American Geophysical Union, on June 30. The research increases the understanding of how the water cycle is related to extreme events and could eventually help in
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Binopterus Is A Home Wind Turbine That Pays For Itself Renewable energy is the future . So why is it that consumers can only buy home solar panels and not consumer-grade wind turbines? Well they can, and … Read More
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British govt urged to come clean on ‘links to torture’ after Iraq invasion “Faulty evidence” extracted by torture and used to justify the US and UK invasion of Iraq shows a specific inquiry, separate to the Chilcot report, is urgently needed, human rights organization Reprieve says. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Optically Enlightened | Our favorite high performance eyewear for sport and street Six of our favorite sport-specific sunglasses. Photo: District Vision Performance eyewear is enjoying a bit of a resurgence as of late with a number of brands adding a more fashionable spin to their sport-specific pieces. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorites from a couple of established brands and some eyewear rookies that need to be on your radar. Rapha Classic Glasses II Photo: Rapha
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Alibaba has launched an internet-connected car, but I don’t want one Chinese tech giant Alibaba has launched the OS’Car RX5, a rugged-looking SUV that’s connected to the internet and powered by the company’s YunOS, allowing it to offer passengers a host of futuristic features. For starters, it can recognize the driver by their smartphone or smartwatch and customize things to suit them, such as music and navigation waypoints. It also boasts an intelligent map that
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Self-Running Bicycle There’s no such thing as “free energy.” That doesn’t make this clip any less puzzling. Somehow, the small weight on top causes the rear wheel to spin. Perhaps it has something to do with friction. A more cynical explanation: perhaps it was filmed on a tilting platform. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Ambiguous Cylinder Illusion The Endless Spring The Invisible Cut The Floating Gas Ta
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This Building Looks Different Every Hour This is the “ Kiefer Technic Showroom ” in Austria and the changing panels are meant to help the people inside regulate the internal temperature. Given China’s “weird architecture” ban , it’s good to see there are still weird buildings around the world.
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Electronic voting may be risky, but what about vote counting? Several advantages of online voting were identified in a recent post by Conversation columnist and software researcher David Glance who backed the introduction of such a scheme in Australia.
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Significant Digits For Thursday, July 7, 2016 You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. 6.2 percent Global growth in same-store sales at McDonald’s in the first quarter, a win that has led the company to — buckle up, people — expand all-day breakfast options even more. As a person who has very little self-control/self-respect and a profound love of breakfast burritos, this is incredible
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Ghana Eid party stampede ‘kills nine’ in Kumasi Nine people are killed following a stampede at a party to mark the end of Ramadan in Ghana’s second city Kumasi, a local official says.
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How Much Worse Will America Get Post-Election? New at Reason Can American democracy survive this presidential election? We assume any framework that has endured through the Civil War, the Great Depression, the violent upheaval of the 1960s and more can survive anything. But no earthly institution is eternal, and it’s hard to think of a campaign that has done more damage to our system of government than this one. Amid our misery, we take comfort in the beli
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Syria conflict: Army fire ‘cuts key Aleppo road’ Syrian government forces have effectively cut the only road into rebel-held areas of the city of Aleppo, state media and rebels say.
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Begin Your Arguments From the Other Person’s Perspective to Be Persuasive When you’re defending your position, your natural inclination is probably to start with the arguments that make the most sense to you. However, if you want to persuade someone to your side, it can help to begin with how they see things. As advice site Big Think explains, beginning with the other person’s point of view is a necessary tool to build understanding. You (probably) don’t need to convin
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Chilcot: Intelligence reports confirm Iraq war created ISIS Intelligence reports examined and now released by the Chilcot inquiry appear to confirm Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) was created by the Iraq war, a view now apparently backed by Britain’s Tory Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Reserved Beach Towel Ensure no one takes your spot when you leave it momentarily unattended by laying out this “reserved” beach towel. The towel measures 60 x 30 inches and is made from 100% cotton to ensure a soft feel that won’t irritate sun-kissed skin. Check it out $19.64
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Dell 43″ 4K Multi-Window Monitor Increase your productivity at the office by swapping out your old monitor for this Dell 43″ 4K multi-window monitor. This massive screen comes with features like a wide-angle view up to 178°, while giving you the option of using it as 4 independent 1080p screens. Check it out $1,349.00
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Physics Says The BFG Shouldn’t Just Look Like a Giant Human In the movie The BFG, a giant looks like a human but just bigger. But big things are not the same as small things. The post Physics Says The BFG Shouldn’t Just Look Like a Giant Human appeared first on WIRED .
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Graphene based optoelectronics As an important step towards graphene integration in silicon photonics, researchers from the Graphene Flagship have published a paper which shows how graphene can provide a simple solution for silicon photodetection in the telecommunication wavelengths. Published in Nano Letters, this exciting research is a collaboration between the University of Cambridge (UK), The Hebrew University (Israel) and
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Rear- and side-view mirrors could become a thing of the past in Japan Those aren’t side-view mirrors, those are side-view cameras. Japan’s transportation ministry has approved mirrorless cars to drive on its roads, according to The Japan Times and Automotive News . The country green-lit the new policy after a United Nations’ working group on international auto standards said cameras could replace mirrors on cars if the camera systems met certain standards. Accordin
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The Most Compact Portable Air Conditioner keeps you cool this summer Summer is definitely not joke at all for those of us who are averse to the sweltering heat, although many people would love to get a tan under the sun during summer. Still, there are times when the heat gets unbearable, and you wished that you were in the sanctuary where the air conditioning is turned on at full blast. Well, the idea of portable air conditioners have been around for some time alr
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Not a baby shower… a dadchelor party A Dachelor Party is an excuse for a man and his crew to… well… drink a lot. But thematically–and in celebration of a damn good cause. The post Not a baby shower… a dadchelor party appeared first on The Manual .
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MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 4K Gaming Laptop Review MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 4K Gaming Laptop Review Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site For the past several years, 4K gaming has been a privilege reserved for desktop PC owners only, but the MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 4K could soon change all that. With stellar specs and a petite design that hides a monster of a machine underneath, can this laptop prove that 4K is finally ready to make its way out of your
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The Ultimate Storage For Really Expensive Toys Welcome to another installment of “If you have to ask how much it is, you probably can’t afford it” with Circu Magical Furniture. Kids that have Circu’s Air Balloon or Mermaid bed probably have a lot of toys as well, so Circu designed this gold toy box just for them. What toys would be worthy? Check out more pics below.
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Can next-generation bomb ‘sniffing’ technology outdo dogs on explosives detection?With each terrorist attack on another airport, train station or other public space, the urgency to find new ways to detect bombs before they’re detonated ratchets up.
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The Giugiaro-designed Aliens watch is back in a new colorway The ’80s watch returns in an all-black finish. Photo: Seiko Following the success of the original release, the Giugiario-designed Seiko that was made famous in the movie Aliens is coming back with a second colorway from White Mountaineering. The unconventional chronograph is updated in an all-black finish and features a 41.8mm face and a stainless steel bracelet. The watch will be available via W
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Why Most Generic Brands Aren’t That Much Different From Name Brands If you want to save money at the grocery store, you’ve probably heard that you should buy generic . Still, that psychological barrier exists, swearing up and down that the name brand tastes better. This video explains why that’s probably not the case. As the video above from ASAP Science explains, most generic food brands come from the same source as their name brand counterparts. Even when they
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Study suggests a flaw in traditional theory that describes photodissociation process(Phys.org)—A combined team of researchers from Columbia University in the U.S. and the University of Warsaw in Poland has found that there appear to be flaws in traditional theory that describe how photodissociation works. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the team describes how they took a different approach to studying what happens when light causes molecules to break apart and wha
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New bike “greenway” stretching from Florida to Maine is 31% complete If you live along the East Coast of the United States, you may have noticed roadside signs that designate a particular stretch of road or path as part of the East Coast Greenway. This mega-project aims to create a cohesive, safe bike route that traverses nearly the entire East Coast. Since 1991, the East Coast Greenway has pieced together existing infrastructure and helped to develop new paths in
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If You Still Haven’t Gotten Yourself Some Good Luggage, Amazon’s Here For YouLuggage and Luggage Accessory Gold Box As we’ve been saying all week, Prime Day deals are coming a little early this year. Amazon is having a sale on a crazy amount of luggage and luggage accessories for Prime members, including two of the Internet’s top five favorite brands: Travelpro and Briggs & Riley . So, if you’ve been using that duffel bag since college and you have a flight to catch s
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3D animation with the stroke of a pen Mosketch, a software developed by Moka Studio and EPFL, lets you generate 3D animation without sophisticated training. It’s professional-grade software that can be used by anyone, from independent artists to animation studios.
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Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) to supply infrared data for developers For the first time, infrared data from the Lockheed Martin-built Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) will be made available for new military and civilian uses at the Air Force’s recently opened data utilization lab in Boulder, Colorado.
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Role of amyloids in type II diabetes A collaboration between Los Alamos, Yale University, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute published research in the journal Langmuir that sheds light on pathological properties of amyloids identified in type II diabetes. Amyloids are unwanted aggregates of proteins in our bodies. Frequently they form fibers or plaques whose presence is correlated with the pathology for many diseases, including Alzh
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White and Red Trim IOM Mesh Case for iPhone 6/6S Protect your phone and increase your style with the White and Red Trim IOM Mesh Case for iPhone 6/6S. Made with super durable aerospace grade stainless steel, this lightweight case remains slim around your phone while offering unprecedented protection. Along the back is a mesh pattern in the stainless steel to allow your iPhone to remain cool. Choose between the dot pattern with circular holes or
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Leif Wallet-Tracking Card and App Never lose your wallet again with the Leif Wallet-Tracking Card and App. This clever system remains inconspicuous yet provides you with details about where your wallet is, wherever it is. The Leif Card is Bluetooth enabled and comes with its charging dock. Ultra thin and flexible, the Leif Card is designed for your wallet as it looks just like a credit card. However, when it connects with the app
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A/Stand Transformable Workstation for Devices Give your body a break while you work with the A/Stand Transformable Workstation for Devices. This impressive stand is ergonomic to give you the perfect posture whether you’re sitting or standing at your desk. Designed to be portable and have a fluid transformation between positions, the A/Stand Workstation can be taken with you anywhere. The two tiers of the A/Stand Workstation can be configured
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The World’s First Smart Bag Make your EDM festivals and night parties even more colorful and fun with the LiLu New York Smart LED Bag. You can consider it to be an ultra stylish accessory that connects to your smartphone and responds to the beats and sounds. This bag was specifically designed for bold, independent and active girls who like to express themselves with a unique style statement every day. With LiLu, they can su
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8 Backyard Gadgets For The Best Party Ever Gadgets And one for the worst Eight Backyard Gadgets For The Best Party Ever…
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Yulio offers architects a DIY Virtual Reality platform This post is brought to you by Yulio . AN INTRODUCTION TO VIRTUAL REALITY Though Virtual Reality (VR) is yet to truly break into the mainstream consumer market, it’s an industry growing at breakneck speed. With Deloitte Global predicting a $1bn year for the VR industry this year, and Digi Capital estimating it to hit $30bn by 2020 , it won’t be long before VR is in the hands of millions of consum
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Amyloid probes gain powers in search for Alzheimer’s cause A metallic molecule being studied at Rice University begins to glow when bound to amyloid protein fibrils of the sort implicated in Alzheimer’s disease. When triggered with ultraviolet light, the molecule glows much brighter, which enables real-time monitoring of amyloid fibrils as they aggregate in lab experiments.
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Boredom can lead to more extreme political views Boredom may be contributing to a widening of political views among voters, according to a new study by researchers from King’s College London and the University of Limerick.
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Slimiest liquid substance known to man can pour itself You’ve probably encountered polyethylene oxide (sometimes called POLYOX or polyethylene glycol) in your daily life without realizing it. Polyethylene oxide is a very commonly used chemical, but it’s usually found in small amounts […]
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Privatize the Postal System, Abolish a Monopoly Making a profit by selling goods and services that consumers want to buy at given prices is the first goal of any business. If consumers aren’t interested and the business doesn’t adapt, it will go under. That’s unless you are the U.S. Postal Service. The Postal Service is a major business enterprise operated by the federal government. Thanks to Congress, it has something many business owners wou
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IBM, Samsung Put New Spin on MRAM 20 years after it invented magnetic random access memory (MRAM), IBM adds spin-transfer torque with help from foundry partner Samsung, claiming its MRAM may replace flash someday.
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The Food-Sharing Economy Is Delicious And Illegal–Will It Survive? Politicians talk big about supporting innovation, but as home-cooking startup Josephine discovered, the system isn’t designed that way. Renee McGhee, a 59-year-old grandmother of nine, was at home recuperating from a bicycle accident when she opened her neighborhood newsletter and saw an advertisement for home-cooked meals. A few clicks later, she learned that the neighbor who posted it had joine
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ICYMI: A RoboGlove to boost your strength Today on In Case You Missed It : General Motors is building a RoboGlove (with help from tech company BioServo), to be used in auto manufacturing plants, which is modeled on a version NASA used aboard the International Space Station. The Spector is a gadget to sample fonts and colors and use them within design software, immediately, though right now it’s only a prototype. We are really into this J
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Around the world in 80 days – with 11 electric cars An electric vehicle race began in Barcelona on June 16 that is taking 14 drivers around the world in 80 days for a sustainable transportation future that includes long-distance zero emissions cars. The international teams participating in the 80edays 2016 ELDURO race recently passed their first checkpoint in Halifax, Canada
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6 basic essentials for turning a side project into a legit business So many of us have a side project running at any given point – or at least wish we had one. Maybe it’s writing a children’s book, selling screen printed tees on Etsy, photography, or designing a mobile game. Rather than being a big time suck that impacts your day job, research has shown that side projects actually improve one’s work performance and productivity. When we have time to explore what
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Mercedes-Benz warns Tesla that it’s preparing an electric luxury sedan Tesla Motors needs to sit up and take notice, according to Mercedes-Benz. The Stuttgart-based company is designing a luxurious, all-electric sedan that will have the Model S in its crosshairs. Mercedes previously revealed that the yet-unnamed sedan will be “dangerously fast,” even in its most basic state of tune. Properly configured, it will be among the top three fastest members of the Mercedes
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Clues to the Mind Emerge When Perception and Reality Conflict You are more than a robot searching for food and mates — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Light-powered microbots could deliver drugs directly to our bloodstream Sticking tiny robots into your body sounds fun but what happens when those robots run out of battery and start to explode? While this may not always be the case, it could happen. Luckily researchers at Hokkaido University’s Department of Chemistry have created a crystalline assembly that moves autonomously when exposed to blue light. This means you can simply flash lights at these… Read More
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The moon occults Jupiter this weekend So are you catching sight of the waxing crescent moon returning this week to the early PM sky? The start of lunation 1157 gives folks observing Ramadan here in Morocco a reason to celebrate, as it marks the end of dawn-to-dusk fasting. Follow that moon, as it’s about to meet up with the king of the planets this weekend.
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Astronomers find evidence for ‘direct collapse’ black hole Astronomers have discovered evidence for an unusual kind of black hole born extremely early in the universe. They showed that a recently discovered unusual source of intense radiation is likely powered by a “direct-collapse black hole,” a type of object predicted by theorists more than a decade ago.
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Facebook announces OpenCellular, an open source wireless platform For several years now, Facebook has been exploring initiatives to bring internet access to remote parts of the world. There’s been internet delivery via drones, and the controversial Free Basics platform, but their newest project is OpenCellular, which aims to make cellular networks cheaper to set up in similarly remote areas. As an open source “wireless access platform,” OpenCellular i
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Energy saving filters for wastewater treatment Scientists at Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) have invented a new type of nanofilter that could reduce the energy needed to treat wastewater by up to five times.
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Samsung’s blazing-fast UFS storage could replace micro-SD cards one day Samsung has announced super-fast removable data storage cards that could one day replace the slower micro-SD cards in devices. The UFS card, based on the Universal Flash Storage 1.0 Card Extension standard, will come in capacities from 32GB to 256GB. The storage media could be used in cameras, drones, robots, virtual reality headsets and ultimately, even mobile devices. There is a need for faster
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Three-parent-babies might have health problems in later life A study in mice suggests that mitochondrial replacement can adversely affect ageing and metabolism, but it is not clear if this would happen in people too
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Seniors with Medical Marijuana Access Use Fewer Prescription Drugs Medicare saved $165 million in states with medical cannabis, study says — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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ECB calls Russia global power player in international trade Russia is one of seven key zones for international trade along with the USA, China, Germany, Italy, France and the UK, the Kommersant daily cites analysis of global value chains (GVC) carried out by the European Central Bank (ECB). Read Full Article at RT.com
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Research brings new understanding of chronic inflammatory disease New light has been shed on the way cells tune in to different inflammatory signals to understand what is happening in the body, report life scientists.
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Accelerating research into dark energy A quick method for making accurate, virtual universes to help understand the effects of dark matter and dark energy has been developed by scientists. Making up 95 percent of our universe, these substances have profound effects on the birth and lives of galaxies and stars and yet almost nothing is known about their physical nature.
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White House Unveils Plans to Speed Genomic Test Development Federal officials expect it will take several years to collect needed genetic information from more than 1 million volunteers — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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MobileBeat 2016 shows bots are hitting critical mass (full agenda) VB EVENT: When Facebook launched its chatbot platform three months ago , the immediate hype was soon burst by a series of articles about how useless the first wave of bots were. But slowly and surely, a massive wave of tens of thousands of developers and bigger companies have hatched bots that actually do real, meaningful things — from getting health tips from doctors, to getting personalized hel
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New technique could revolutionize surgical treatment of epilepsy A pioneering new technique has been developed that could revolutionize the surgical treatment of epilepsy. The new technique is designed to help surgeons and neurologists measure the relative contribution to the occurrence of seizures made by different brain regions, and so determine the brain regions to remove that will have most benefit to the individual.
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Brain inflammation linked to depression in multiple sclerosis Patients with multiple sclerosis have higher rates of depression than the general population, including people with other life-long disabling diseases. Symptoms of multiple sclerosis arise from an abnormal response of the body’s immune system. Immune response has also been linked to depression, leading researchers to think it could be a shared pathological mechanism that leads to the increased rat
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Changes in benign tissue next to prostate tumors may predict biomedical recurrenceChanges in benign tissues next to prostate tumors may provide an early warning for patients at higher risk for biochemical recurrence after a radical prostatectomy, a new study shows. If the preliminary findings are confirmed, the scientists recommend combining the benign-field features with tumor features extracted from patient’s pathology images and Gleason scoring, to further improve the predic
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Sub-sensory vibratory noise augments postural control in older adults Researchers have found evidence that sub-sensory vibrations delivered to the foot sole of older adults significantly augmented the physiologic complexity of postural control and led to improvement in a given mobility assessment.
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Mitochondrial stress induces cancer-related metabolic shifts New findings suggest that mitochondrial stress alone can trigger the metabolic shifts that accompany tumor growth, working through a pathway that involves p53, a protein widely known to play multiple important roles in cancer.
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Quantum processor for single photons Scientists have realized a photon-photon logic gate via a deterministic interaction with a strongly coupled atom-resonator system.
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New study upends a theory of how Earth’s mantle flows A new study carried out on the floor of Pacific Ocean provides the most detailed view yet of how the earth’s mantle flows beneath the ocean’s tectonic plates. The findings, published in the journal Nature , appear to upend a common belief that the strongest deformation in the mantle is controlled by large-scale movement of the plates. Instead, the highest resolution imaging yet reveals smaller-sc
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The secret to an Oesia life: Prehistoric worm built tube-like ‘houses’ on sea floor The fossilised remnants of tube-like “dwellings” which housed a primitive type of prehistoric sea worm on the ocean floor have been identified in a new study. read more
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Zimbabwe ‘closes’ in protest at unemployment, corruption Zimbabweans stayed at home on Wednesday and foreign banks and most businesses in the capital shut down, in one of the biggest protests against high unemployment, an acute cash shortage and corruption for nearly a decade.
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What will it take to make tiny houses legal? The Sightline Institute looks at what is happening in Cascadia, where there is some progress.
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Biofilm formation may complicate some necrotizing soft tissue infections Group A streptococcus (GAS) can cause a life-threatening necrotizing fasciitis, which spreads rapidly and destroys soft tissue. Treatment of these GAS necrotizing soft tissue infections (NSTI) typically requires intensive care along with surgical intervention and often amputation of the affected limb.
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Baghdad bombing death toll rises to 281 Iraqi officials raise the figure for the number of people killed in Sunday’s suicide bombing in Baghdad to 281.
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Quick, early test for ebola could prevent epidemics Researchers are working hard in an effort to dramatically improve the test for the Ebola virus. The goal is to offer a quick, accurate and inexpensive method to help contain future epidemics.
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Architect with ALS Designs a Residence He Can Control with Just Blinks The landscape architect helped create a facility where blinks are converted into radio frequency signals — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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This $40 Fitness Tracker Can Run For a Year on a Single Charge Garmin Vivofit , $40 It’s not a Fitbit, but this $40 Garmin Vivofit has a few enticing tricks up its sleeve, if you’re in the market for a fitness tracker. Of course, the Vivofit will track your steps, your sleep, and your calories burned, but two features set it apart from the field. First, if you’re inactive for an hour, it’ll shame you with a big red bar on the screen until you get up and move
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New Methods for Investigating Wood Formation Poplar trees and other woody plants are desirable starting points for producing transportation fuels. The challenge is that the wood-forming materials resist chemical breakdown. Scientists developed two new methods to understand the recalcitrance of woody material.
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Closing the Loop: Ionic Liquids From Biomass Waste Could Pretreat Plants Destined for Biofuels Ionic liquids (ILs) prepare plant matter to be broken into its component sugars, which can be used in creating biofuels. However, the availability and high cost of petroleum-derived ILs pose challenges. Synthesizing new ILs directly from biomass “wastes” could help.
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Loosen Up Cell Walls and Get the Sugars Out Plant cell walls resist deconstruction. Pretreatment can loosen the structural integrity of cell walls, reducing their recalcitrance. This study offers insights into how pretreatment induces such cell wall modifications in different types of biomass.
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Join author and futurist Neal Stephenson at Disrupt SF 2016 If there is anyone who knows where the future is headed it’s Neal Stephenson. The author of the classic cyberpunk novel, Snow Crash, and, most recently, Seveneves, Stephenson has long been a voyager in lands unexplored by the common mind. And now he’s going to join us on stage at Disrupt SF 2016, a unique treat. We’ll be talking about his latest book, his vision of the the… Read More
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Aston Martin Built a Street-Legal Hypercar That’s Faster Than an F1 Introducing what could possibly be the “most ambitious supercar project since the McLaren F1”—the AM RB 001. Created jointly by Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing, the AM RB 001 is the brainchild of F1 legend Adrian Newey and is potentially a game-changer for the high-end exotic market. With a normally aspirated bespoke V-12 and […]
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American Pessimism: Only 6 Percent Think the World Is Getting Better Over at the invaluable American Council on Science and Health, ASCH senior biomedical fellow Alex Berezow reports the depressing news that only 6 percent of Americans believe that, all things considered, the world is getting better. The most optimistic people are the Chinese; 41 percent think that future is bright. Berezow is citing data collated by Oxford economist Max Roser and shared at recent
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B&W’s iconic Zeppelin Wireless speaker coming soon in white Nine months after launching the wireless version of its iconic Zeppelin speaker, offering both AirPlay and Bluetooth support, Bowers & Wilkins has today announced a white model. The company says it’s intended to appeal to those who prefer a more neutral color tone. more… Filed under: Apple
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MI6 used hoax WMD reports based on action film ‘The Rock’ to justify Iraq invasion – Chilcot A fake intelligence source fooled MI6 with false reports based on the action movie ‘The Rock’, which ended up being used to justify Britain’s invasion of Iraq in 2003, the Chilcot report has revealed. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The first image of a new gaseous component in a planetary nebula After shining for many millions of years, stars end their lives, mainly, in two ways: very high mass stars die very violently as supernovae, while low mass stars end as planetary nebulae. In both cases they throw out into the interstellar medium the chemical elements synthesized in the interiors of the stars. For that reason, knowing the composition of this gas gives us information which is vital
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Butylparaben can have several endocrine disrupting effects Research suggests that butylparaben – which is used in cosmetics and skin care products such as sunscreen – have more endocrine disrupting effects than previously thought. Researchers have observed endocrine disrupting effects on the development of the reproductive system in rats that are exposed to the compound prenatally. The researchers have found reduced sperm quality as well as changes in the
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Good indicator of cancer prognosis turned on its head by new research A molecule which, for the last 20 years has been believed to be an indicator of good prognosis in tumors, has been shown to have a dark side, scientists report.
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Running barefoot helps optimize technique, reduces risk of injury, study shows Scientists have demonstrated how barefoot running, when done properly, can considerably decrease the risk of injury as it produces significant changes to foot strike patterns, regardless of the speed of the runner.
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Understanding tsunamis with EM fields New research shows that important focal parameters of tsunamigenic earthquakes — particularly fault dip direction — can be extracted from tsunami-borne electromagnetic fields. Such details may contribute to tsunami early warning systems that are more informative for residents of coastal areas.
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Samsung Gear Iconx Earbuds Being one of the first “big name” tech companies to announce that it’s going after the much sought after and long awaited wireless ear buds/ headphones market, Samsung announced the Samsung Gear IconX Earbuds ($200). They look like they could be the ones to beat. Priced at $199 the Gear IconX could finally be the Read More
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Rethink your fireplace with modern designs The modern fireplace is changing the way people think about how they stay warm. These pieces are even suitable to use in the summer months … The post Rethink your fireplace with modern designs appeared first on Architecture Lab .
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PicoPen Even in our ever digitized domains, there’s still, at some point, call for a good old fashioned writing implement. And of course, we rarely have one. So be that highly organized GearCulture guy and invest in a PicoPen which easily affixes to a keychain or travel bag. Forged from high-end stainless steel, the lid and pen stay secured thanks to some cool, rare earth magnets.
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How Berlin can become Europe’s No. 1 tech hub Berlin is having a moment. In 2015, the city I live in was the fastest-growing startup ecosystem in the world and received the most venture capital investment of any city in Europe. Startups headquartered in Berlin have become global giants, and many startups across the Atlantic run their European operations from here. Seemingly overnight, we have become Europe’s next great tech hub. Read More
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Researchers harness DNA as the engine of super-efficient nanomachine Researchers at McMaster University have established a way to harness DNA as the engine of a microscopic “machine” they can turn on to detect trace amounts of substances that range from viruses and bacteria to cocaine and metals. read more
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Widely Curious About the Future? Come Work at Singularity Hub! Are you a technology enthusiast? A ravenous consumer of online content? Have you ever thought about joining Singularity Hub’s dynamic and future thinking team? If so, now’s your chance. We’re searching for an associate editor and a web production editor to join our team of sharp and quirky tech optimists. We’re a vibrant team of critical thinkers, tech enthusiasts, and skeptical optimists. The ide
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Gary Johnson Says Alton Sterling’s Shooting Could Be “Murder” Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson says the shooting of Alton Sterling by Baton Rouge (La.) police officers Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake could be “murder.” Johnson told Buzzfeed News yesterday that the widely circulated cell phone videos showing the shooting of Sterling — who was pinned to the ground and on his back during an altercation with police outside a supermarket —
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The Week in iPad Cases: Gorgeous protection for your 9.7-inch iPad Pro Take your accessories everywhere you go with Wrappers’ soft sleeve This week’s roundup of new iPad cases brings versatile folios for typing and viewing, screen protectors for everyday use and elegant sleeves to get you organized. Casemade The UltraTHIN (9.7-inch iPad Pro; $54) features a folio layout and is manufactured using genuine leather lined with soft suede for a snugly fit. To read this ar
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‘Cannon fodder attitude’: Russian senator blasts US Air Force for abandoning Syrian allies Russian senator and war veteran Frants Klintsevich has said an incident in which the US Air Force abandoned Syrian fighters during a major battle with Islamic State demonstrated that America only sees its allies as cannon fodder. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Audible channels a new subscription service for short-form programming – CNET The lineup of shows will span topics from politics to food to sports, along with curated readings from news outlets.
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The Physics Of Ancient Roman Architecture The signature feature of the Pantheon is its giant dome, 43 meters across and 43 meters high, with an 8-meter open “oculus” in the center. The post The Physics Of Ancient Roman Architecture appeared first on Architecture Lab .
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Debate Swells Over EU’s Plan To Allow Some Ivory Trade Animals The global ban on ivory could get a few exemptions A new proposal from the European Union would only support an international ban on ivory with exceptions.
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Engineering E. Coli for Biofuel, Bioproduct Production Researchers developed an alternative fatty acid synthase (FAS) system in which enzymes from other organisms work with the native FAS in E. coli to improve the microbe’s capacity for chemical production.
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Is Amazon opening a brick-and-mortar store in New York City? It’s a city already known for its bookstores, but now, the Strand and Brazenhead may have some unexpected corporate competition. No, it’s not another Barnes & Noble — it’s Amazon. The Seattle-based company is moving east and looking to bring its brick-and-mortar operation to the Big Apple, and it’s set to open in Hudson Yards. And while the internet business may be fickle and rumors of anothe
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Denmark launches funding to fight food waste A subsidy pool worth almost $750,000 will be distributed to projects trying to tackle waste throughout the food chain, from production to consumption.
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World’s Largest Storage Battery Will Power Los Angeles More than 18,000 lithium ion battery packs would replace a gas-fired power plant used to meet peak demand — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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AYL LED Tactical Torch Flashlight With its military style design and anodized aluminum body with magnetic base, this Tactical Torch Light feels substantial in hand without bulk. It has five modes, zoom capability, and a bright CREE LED that can last 100,000+ hours. Includes a rechargeable battery. Link Price: $19 More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: EDC Made in the USA Jetbeam/Niteye EC-R26 Flashlight Deal: Beta-QR Flashlight
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Numyth Tohil v2 Watertight Lighter A lighter needs to do one thing reliably: provide a flame. If you’re in a pinch and it doesn’t, you’ve got a problem. Numyth’s Tohil v2 Watertight Lighter does so time after time thanks to an o-ring sealed body that keeps out water while simultaneously stemming the evaporation of its lighter fluid. Its CNC-machined aluminum body features four flat sides to enhance grip as well as a flat base on w
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Death toll from Islamic State group terrorist attack in Baghdad nears 300 A Baghdad bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed 292 people, the health minister said Thursday, raising the toll of what was already one of the deadliest attacks in Iraq.
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Cochlear implants boosted by gene therapy plus tiny LEDs Researchers are using optogenetics and miniature lights to improve devices that allow deaf people to hear sounds
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Slide Survival Belt submitted by Everyday Carry ” It blends in on a pair of slacks or coupled to a suit. It’s when it comes off that Slide’s Survival Belt really shines. The buckle is not unlike a Swiss Army knife, revealing a bottle opener, titanium nitride coated AUS-8 stainless steel blade, and an LED flashlight. Both the nylon fiber unibody buckle and strap are durable, resisting water, frost, abrasion, and
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The Large Hadron Collider is quietly having a phenomenal year Enlarge / A measure of the number of collisions already obtained at the LHC’s CMS detector. (credit: CMS/CERN ) We tend to only pay attention to particle physics when scientists announce that they’ve found something new. But those discoveries would never get to the announcement stage without the years of grunt work needed to control particles at extremely high energies and record the debris that
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US ‘didn’t really study’ impact of toxic chemicals when allowing offshore fracking – activist to RT US authorities “didn’t even know what they were allowing” when permitting companies to conduct offshore fracking and dump billions of gallons of chemicals into the ocean, a lawyer for an environmental NGO has told RT. Read Full Article at RT.com
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We Finally Know What’s Inside the Crab Nebula The Crab Nebula is one of the most photographed and studied objects in space. But we didn’t know what was inside until now, when astronomers got a look at the strange mess that lies beneath. Read more…
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Bubba Jones Brew Cups Listen up beer fans—or fans of coffee, soda, or, really, any consumable liquid—it’s time for a vessel fit for a feast. Each of these mugs, tankards, and growlers are handmade one at a time on an actual pottery wheel. That means every single one is completely unique. After being shaped, each receives a specially designed glaze developed […]
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The ‘Bad Guys’ Have An Advantage In Bulgaria’s New Open Source Government Last week, Bulgaria passed a law mandating that any custom software developed for the government—as long as it doesn’t handle classified information—must have its code published online in an open source format. This move is supposed to improve government transparency, give citizens a tangible return on their tax dollars, and improve the quality and security of sometimes-shoddy bespoke government
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Researchers report record performance for bismuth-based Zintl material An international team of researchers has reported record thermoelectric performance from rarely studied bismuth-based Zintl phases, work that could lead to a new class of thermoelectric material. The new material is non-toxic and can be used at temperatures between 500 degrees and 600 degrees Celsius, or around 1,000 degrees Farenheit.
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How solar energy can be transformed into fuel A new study look into the quest for sustainable fuel, and how solar energy can be transformed into exactly this. The new procedure uses the sun’s thermal energy to convert carbon dioxide and water directly into synthetic fuel.
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My Contributions to Entrepreneurship Theory Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rss The Entrepreneur Entrepreneurship My Contributions to Entrepreneurship Theory 0 Views [ Editor’s Note: This essay is forthcoming in The Routledge Companion to the Makers of Modern Entrepreneurship (Routledge, 2017), edited by David B. Audretsch and Erik E. Lehmann .] Abstract I briefly summarize my contributions to entrepreneurship theory, focusing on the links bet
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If the UK Economy Tanks, Don’t Blame Brexit A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rss The Fed Global Economy Money and Banks Money and Banking If the UK Economy Tanks, Don’t Blame Brexit 0 Views Last Thursday, the people of Britain voted in a referendum to leave the European Union (EU). Most commentators view Britain’s exit (“Brexit”) from the European Union as bad news for economic growth in the UK and the eurozone. As a result, it is argued, the g
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Brexit Shows Why the US Income Tax Is So Bad A A Tags Taxes and Spending U.S. Economy U.S. History Home | Feed | Blog.rss Brexit Shows Why the US Income Tax Is So Bad 0 Views 06/30/2016 Following the success of the vote for Britain to withdraw from the European Union, many Americans renewed talk of the possibility of American states seceding from the United States. When we consider the size and wealth of some American states , especially th
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The End Game Of Bubble Finance: Political Revolt A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rss Taxes and Spending U.S. History Money and Banking The End Game Of Bubble Finance: Political Revolt 0 Views During Friday’s bloodbath I heard a CNBC anchor lady assuring her (scant) remaining audience that Brexit wasn’t a big sweat. That’s because it is purportedly a political crisis, not a financial one. Presumably in the rarified canyons of Wall Street, politics d
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Let’s Ditch the Fed for the Right Reasons Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rss The Fed Money and Banks Money and Banking Let’s Ditch the Fed for the Right Reasons 0 Views In his new book Who Needs the Fed? , John Tamny makes a convincing case that the Federal Reserve is wholly unnecessary. Chapter after chapter, he offers examples of individuals engaging in credit transactions and explains how any government manipulation of these transactions
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Thornton Corrects Fed in the Wall Street Journal Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rss The Fed Financial Markets Money and Banking Thornton Corrects Fed in the Wall Street Journal 0 Views Today the Wall Street Journal published a letter to the editor written by Mark Thornton on the Fed’s basic misunderstanding of “natural” interest rates. Dr. Thornton writes: Federal Reserve officials are right to suggest that the so-called “natural” rate i
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Help Publish The Mises Reader A A Home | Feed | Blog.rss Help Publish The Mises Reader 0 Views Ludwig von Mises is not an easy figure to get your arms around. His writings total tens of thousands of pages. A newcomer to Mises could be lost in this vast body of work. That’s why the Institute is publishing The Mises Reader. Mises put the ideals of liberty, property, and peace before his professional prestige, his career, his in
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Don’t Confuse the Declaration of Independence with the Constitution Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rss U.S. History Political Theory Don’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 finds a
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America’s Radical Revolution Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rss U.S. History America’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 En
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The Right Government Policy Toward Entrepreneurship Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rss The Entrepreneur Entrepreneurship The 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, polit
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Has Innovation Reached Its Breaking Point? Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rss Has Innovation Reached Its Breaking Point? Entrepreneurship 0 Views Writing for Entrepreneur , Per Bylund offers three arguments for why innovation skeptics are wrong. With the Tesla 3 hitting the markets, innovation is on everybody’s minds. However, an electric car is hardly revolutionary: It’s at best an evolution of what already exists. While Elon Musk’s venture
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Why Hillary Clinton Wasn’t Indicted Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rss Legal System The Police State Why Hillary Clinton Wasn’t Indicted 0 Views The FBI announced today that Hillary Clinton will not be indicted for any charge — not even a misdemeanor charge — related to her use of unsecured personal servers for storage of classified government materials. In an age of aggressive government prosecution, the casual treatment of Clinton’s
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Was Mises a Cynic? Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rss Was Mises a Cynic? Philosophy and Methodology Subjectivism Value and Exchange 0 Views Ludwig von Mises is sometimes criticized for having a weak ethical component in his theory of praxeology. His basic idea, as he famously developed it in Human Action , is that people act. By this he means that every purposive behavior is aimed at replacing a less satisfactory stat
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“Gun Violence” as a Rhetorical Trick in the Gun-Control Debate A A Tags Legal System Media and Culture U.S. History Home | Feed | Blog.rss “Gun Violence” as a Rhetorical Trick in the Gun-Control Debate 0 Views 07/06/2016 In its most recent attack on gun ownership, The New York Times went out of its way to confuse gun homicides with homicide in general. As I noted here , this is a rhetorical trick used to mask the true homicide rates in other countr
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Why Profitability Matters, and Market Forces Are Not Random Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rss Financial Markets Why Profitability Matters, and Market Forces Are Not Random 0 Views It is widely held that financial asset markets always fully reflect all available and relevant information, and that adjustment to new information is virtually instantaneous. This way of thinking which is known as the Efficient Market Hypothesis (EMH) is closely linked with the mo
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Social Darwinism and the Free Market Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rss Free Markets Social Darwinism and the Free Market 0 Views In a speech to the American Society of Newspaper Editors on April 3, 2012, President Obama called a budget proposal of his Republican opponents in Congress “thinly veiled Social Darwinism.” What did did the president mean by this comment? The budget proposal in question, he claimed, would require drastic cut
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The Supreme Court’s New Attack on the Fourth Amendment Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rss Legal System The Police State U.S. History The Supreme Court’s New Attack on the Fourth Amendment 0 Views Last month, the Supreme Court issued an opinion regarding the case of Edward Strieff. In this opinion, the majority of the Court argued that it is constitutional for a police officer to detain someone without suspicion and demand their identification in order t
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If Telescopes Are Time Machines, the JWST Will Take Us the Furthest Back Yet The James Webb Space Telescope promises to peer back into the making of the first galaxies
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Is fluoride in drinking water safe? It’s in our tap water, toothpaste and even in tea. Fluoride has helped reduce cavities in children for decades.
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Researchers want to achieve machine translation of the 24 languages of the EU The aim of their collaboration is to achieve machine-based translation between the languages of the European Union so that comprehensible texts are achieved for as many language combinations as possible. Two of the EU-funded research projects are being led by the Saarbrücken computer linguist Josef van Genabith.
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From Surviving to Thriving: A Guide to Survival Games Survival games are some of the most difficult games to master, and with the release of No Man’s Sky around the corner more and more new players are joining the immersive, hostile world of the genre. Whatever you do though, don’t get caught unaware of the complexity behind survival games. This guide will give you a basic understanding of what matters within the genre, and what you need to do to ma
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Nanodomains of reactive oxygen species control mitochondrial energy output Over the years, there have been many efforts to use antioxidants to prevent or help treat various diseases and aging. While reactive oxygen species (ROS), can damage and kill cells – these molecules have also been implicated in normal biochemical processes. Now, researchers have developed tools to study these ephemeral molecules in small quarters of the cell, and using these techniques, have shown
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Super-sniffer mice could detect land mines and decode human olfactory systemResearchers at Hunter College, part of the City University of New York, have created super-sniffer mice that have an increased ability to detect a specific odor, according to a study published July 7 in Cell Reports. The mice, which can be tuned to have different levels of sensitivity to any smell by using mouse or human odor receptors, could be used as land-mine detectors or as the basis for nove
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How the ‘graying biomedical workforce’ affects scientific funding in the US The United States is on course to experience a steep drop in the number of stem cell researchers in coming years as a large portion of academic scientists reach retirement age and younger scientists continue to leave academia for jobs in industry.
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Touch Screens Help Paralyzed Chimp Walk Reo, the chimpanzee, became paralysed after a portion of his spinal cord became inflamed.
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The Magic Behind Day Dreaming | Christina Mackay | TEDxOxbridge Have you ever wondered why you day dream? Do you try to stop yourself out of worry for losing time? Little do you know, the world’s greatest innovators, theorists and visionaries were also the greatest day dreamers – from Archimedes to Einstein to Newton. Let me convince you to cherish your daydreams, to recognize them as a powerful means of escape, and to let them be your guide to unlock creativ
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Refugees Welcome | Golde Ebding | TEDxTirana “Refugees Welcome” (Flüchtlinge Willkommen), is one of the most successful people-run platform in Europe, helping refugees to find a shelter. Golde Ebding is a qualified social worker and one of the co-founders of Berlin-based “Refugees Welcome” (Flüchtlinge Willkommen), the most successful people-run platform in Europe, helping refugees to find a shelter. Before this, Golde has gained
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Getting the Heart of the Brain | Loyd Wallace | TEDxYouth@BinusSchool Going to school and giving your utmost concentration on learning shouldn’t be thought off as a hassle. By learning with the correct methods, you will find yourself progressing in your academics and your future ahead of you. Loyd Wallace is a Science and Design teacher at Binus School Simprug This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local
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A Novel Disease Diagnostic for an Interconnected World | Olivia Hallisey | TEDxYouth@SanDiego Up to 90% of Ebola victims will die without early diagnosis and medical intervention. Current detection methods are expensive, time-consuming and utilize complex instrumentation and chemicals that require uninterrupted refrigeration – a problem in rural communities. 2015 Google Science Fair Winner Olivia Hallisey shares how her optimism, fresh perspective and desire to make a meaningful impact on
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Colombia pioneers community-based basin report card model World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), along with local partners, released the Colombian Orinoco River Basin Report Card—the first of its kind in of South America—to track progress against global water management goals. With a B- for the Orinoco river basin, the report card serves as a model for building comprehensive, community-driven, s
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7/7 London bombings, 11yrs on: Iraq War raised terror threat, Chilcot suggests Eleven years on from the London bombings of July 7, 2005, the Chilcot report appears to support longstanding claims that the 2003 Iraq invasion increased the risk of terrorist attacks on the UK. Read Full Article at RT.com
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24 injured by blast on passenger train in Taiwan At least 24 people have been injured, after an explosion inside a train carriage, at the Songshan railway station in central Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. Read Full Article at RT.com
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False-Positive fMRI Hits The Mainstream A new paper in PNAS has made waves. The article, called Cluster failure: Why fMRI inferences for spatial extent have inflated false-positive rates, comes from Swedish neuroscientists Anders Eklund, Tom Nichols, and Hans Knutsson. According to many of the headlines that greeted “Cluster failure”, the paper is a devastating bombshell that could demolish the whole field of functional magnet
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NASA’s Juno mission will deliver the punchline on a 400-year-old joke For a government agency, NASA has a notably off-color sense of humor. Whether they’re making horrifying youth recruitment music videos , inviting boy bands on a field trip to the Johnson Space Center in Houston, releasing film parody mission posters , or rifling through the International Space Stations costume closet on an idle Halloween’s eve , NASA is always looking for a punchline. Often, the
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UChicago to Support NIH Million-Person Precision Medicine Study The University of Chicago is one of three Illinois academic institutions that will work together to help launch President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program to enroll 1 million or more participants in a national research effort designed to find better ways to prevent and treat disease based on lifestyle, environment and genetics.
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The First Evidence of Neanderthal Cannibalism in Northern Europe Is Discovered The Neanderthals displayed great variability in their behaviour and one of the aspects in which this becomes clear is their relationship with the dead. There is evidence on different sites (e.g. Chapelle-aux-Saints in France, and Sima de las Palomas on the Iberian Peninsula) that the Neanderthals buried the dead. Yet other sites show that the Neanderthals ate the meat and broke the bones of their
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Researchers predict smaller harmful algae bloom on Lake Erie Potentially toxic algae is expected to form again this summer in western Lake Erie but should be considerably less severe than the blooms that blanketed the lake and threatened drinking water supplies the previous two years, scientists said Thursday.
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Should Architecture Take Our Microbial Health Into Account? Health Let the right bugs in Bacteria and fungi in buildings have a powerful impact on our microbiomes, writes Jordan Peccia, Professor Chemical and Environmental Engineering at Yale. As our…
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In Future Wars, We’ll Have To Fool Robots Military Taking battlefield lessons from the recent Tesla car failures Fooling warbots.
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Hasbro’s Comic-Con Marvel Toys Are Down Right Weird (and Awesome) It is 2016, and here is a set of action figures of the Collector, psychic cosmonaut spacedog Cosmo, Moon Boy (friend to Devil Dinosaur), Howard the Duck, and Inhuman teleportation-pooch Lockjaw. What a world. What a lovely, ridiculous world. Read more…
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Watch these Protozoans compete in a nano-scale Pac-Man game When scientist Erik Andrew Johannessen wanted to showcase his single-celled microorganisms he chose the most appropriate and eye-catching medium — Pac-Man. The University College of Southeast Norway professor recreated the highly recognizable maze from the ’80s arcade game on a micro-scale level that can only be seen with a microscope. And not only did he build a cool-looking replica, but he also
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Will autonomous delivery robots soon be pushing pedestrians off the sidewalks?Nobody is actually asking the question, because pedestrians don’t matter, do they?
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Exploring ways to ‘coexist with wildlife’ Although protected areas such as national parks can play a crucial role in conserving wildlife, most species of large carnivores and large herbivores also depend on being able to occupy human-dominated landscapes. This sharing of space is often associated with conflicts between humans and wildlife, and between different groups of humans with divergent interests. In order to achieve a situation tha
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MotoGP bans aerodynamic wings amidst controversy The Grand Prix Commission delivered its final verdict on the use of aerodynamic wings, banning them from all racing classes from 2017 onwards. Citing safety concerns, the ruling followed the manufacturers’ failure to reach a unanimous agreement, sparking complaints from Ducati. .. Continue Reading MotoGP bans aerodynamic wings amidst controversy Category: Motorcycles Tags: Racing Aerodynamics Mot
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Creating Fire Rain Rob Nelson and Jonas Stenstom from Untamed Science demonstrate how to capture amazing long-exposure photographs using steel wool, a 9-volt battery, a chain, and an egg beater to create a cool visual effect that looks like rain made from fire. More here . Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Forging Voltron’s Blazing Sword Flaming Phoenix Puppet Inferno Drone vs. Car Light Painting Surfing
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Climate change health impacts loom large The world should brace for potentially devastating impacts on human health due to climate change, top policy makers and officials from around the globe meeting in Paris said Thursday.
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How To Best Deposit Cash When Playing Online A safe and easy method to deposit money when playing online is of essential value to visitors of online casinos.
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CUBOED Biosphere – a global system with a complex structure of forward and backward linkages between all of its elements. At the same time humanity at present – one of the most important elements of this system, which (paradox!) systematically distorts and destroys it. However, this situation is not permanent – nature is stronger than man and surely will gain it end, and not the fact that mankind will r
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How cooperation emerges in competing populations Social behaviour like reaching a consensus is a matter of cooperation. However, individuals in populations often spontaneously compete and only cooperate under certain conditions. These problems …
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When Police ‘Use of Force’ Updates Are Anything But In the wake of the unrest in Baltimore following Freddie Gray’s death at the hands of the police department, the mayor and police announced “reforms” to their use of force policies. The Baltimore Sun noted these reforms, the first since 2003, would emphasize the “sanctity of life” and de-escalation techniques and urges officers to intervene when other officers step out of line
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Swedes no longer want to join NATO – poll Public support for the idea of Sweden becoming a NATO member has dropped from 41 to 33 percent in less than a year, a fresh poll has revealed. Read Full Article at RT.com
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New rapid gene test for mitochondrial disease A genetic test has been developed, providing a rapid diagnosis of mitochondrial disorders to identify the first patients with inherited mutations in a new disease gene. The team of medics and scientists working on the study have identified mutations in a gene, known as TMEM126B, involved in energy production in patient’s muscles.
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Researchers identify bacterial infection as a possible cause of bladder condition A research team has identified bacterial infection as a possible cause of Overactive Bladder Syndrome (OAB). OAB is a condition where the bladder muscle spontaneously contracts before the bladder is full. In the USA, it is ranked in the top 10 of common chronic conditions, competing with both diabetes and depression, with a reported prevalence of up to 31-42% in the adult population.
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How the bacterial protective shell is adapted to challenging environments New findings on the adaptation of the bacterial cell wall have been released by scientists. The study reveals novel bacterial defense mechanisms against the immune system and how they can become resistant to antibiotics.
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Effect of cholesterol medicine on inflammatory diseases mapped The cholesterol medicine simvastatin, which is one of the most commonly used pharmaceuticals in the world, also has a beneficial effect on the immune defense system with regard to diseases such as type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. Researchers have now explored why this is so, and their findings may result in improved treatment.
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NASA’s airborne mission to explore the global atmosphere Ice sheets, deserts, rivers, islands, coasts and oceans—the features of Earth’s surface are wildly different, spread across a vast geography. The same is true for Earth’s thin film of atmosphere and the mix of gases it holds, although the details are invisible to human eyes. Pollutants emitted to the atmosphere—soot, hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxides—are dispersed over the whole globe, but remote regi
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Could Vanishing Stars Be A Clue To Alien Life? Space Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder where you went A team of scientists from Uppsala University in Sweden has proposed a new way to scan for advanced civilizations: by looking for disappearing stars or galaxies.
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Top Ten Most-Read Articles in June Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rss Global Economy Media and Culture Money and Banks Interventionism Top Ten Most-Read Articles in June 0 Views 1. The Mistake of Only Comparing US Murder Rates to “Developed” Countries by Ryan McMaken 2. First the UK, then Scotland … then Texas? by Ryan McMaken 3. FBI: US Homicide Rate at 51-Year Low by Ryan McMaken 4. Brexit: Individualism > Nationalism >
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Damn you, cheap gas: Average US new-car fuel economy dips again – Roadshow Recent dips in gas prices have sent buyers scrambling back to trucks and crossovers.
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Save Money on Tech by Taking Advantage of Your Local Library Local libraries have faded in prominence over the past few decades due to the rise of the digital age, but they aren’t done yet. While you can still check out physical books from libraries, there are lots of other perks you might not even know about (much like Amazon Prime has a few lesser-known benefits). Of course, among them are technology-related benefits. Let’s take a look at some of the way
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Cheap blood test can discriminate between bacterial, viral infections, study findsResearchers have made an important breakthrough in their ongoing efforts to develop a diagnostic test that can tell health-care providers whether a patient has a bacterial infection and will benefit from antibiotics.
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Immune system autocorrect feature reverses autoimmune disease in mice A human T cell under a scanning electron microscope. (credit: NIAID/NIH ) The human immune system—the powerful, complex network of cells that watches over and defends the body—just got a new weapon: autocorrect. According to a report in Science, researchers were able to reverse an autoimmune disorder in mice by engineering certain healthy immune cells to weed out faulty ones . The method behind t
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These malfunctioning toys will haunt your dreams forever There’s nothing worse than having something you love turn his back on you. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happens with all toys at some point. When the batteries on them run low, they become something completely different. I’m not going to bother you with the technicalities behind this, the only thing you need to know is that that the dark side of your favorite plushie is only 2 AA batteries
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Spector Digitally Captures Typefaces and Colors Designed as a final project by Royal College of Art student Fiona O’Leary, Spector is a tool that digitally captures typefaces and colors from the real world. The handheld device is similar in size and shape to a standard stamper, but it can instantly save or convert anything you can physically see or touch into […]
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Tesla Finds its Design Language: Best known for its technology, the Elon Musk-helmed company hits its stride aesthetically As a new car company that’s known more for technology than design, Tesla has begun to solve the latter. This isn’t to say that Teslas have had poor design—they’re sleek and simple and have many thoughtful elements inside and out—but looking at…… Continue Reading…
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Memories of favourite locations have a special place in brain The hippocampus is a brain area important for general navigation, and now it seems that mice use a specific part of it to store significant locations
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One Laptop Per Child redux: Spin-off delivers successors to XO hardware Non-profit One Education has an ambitious plan in a competitive PC market: to sell Windows 10 tablets and laptops inspired by the innovative spirit of One Laptop Per Child, which designed groundbreaking low-cost PCs almost a decade ago. One Education, an OLPC spin-off, is making what it considers successors to OLPC’s XO devices, which are now out-of-date. OLPC released its first XO laptop in 2007
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Elastomeric Polyurethane A brief demonstration of an amazing high-tech resin material printed on the Carbon 3D printer , which is not only highly flexible, it retains its shape and structure after being subjected to all manner of forces. This looks like a job for the Hydraulic Press Channel ! Hat Tip Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: No related posts.
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With connected cars, the payoff is the model With the collision of IoT and connected cars, we are also seeing a collision of technology and business models. To understand more about this change in revenue models, we sat down with Brendan O’Brien, the co-founder of Aria Systems, a cloud billing and monetization platform Brendan O’Brien : The reason IoT was of interest to us was because when we look at IoT and the available business models, w
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Anti-growth zoning codes exacerbate economic disparity, racial segregation 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. But these laws go a long way toward determining some fundamental aspects of life: what American neighborhoods look like, who gets to live where and what schools their children attend. And when zoning laws get out of hand, economists say, the d
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Butterflies’ wing patterns change with the seasons Tropical butterflies adapt to their environment to improve their chances of survival. The changes are triggered by hormone signals that transmit information about temperature to the butterflies’ tissues. A biologist shows how a complex combination of environment, physiology and genetics steers the development of young butterflies.
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M-5000 Envirofit Rocket Stove Envirofit was founded to be a global social movement—to make cleaner, simpler cookstoves & improve the quality of life in developing regions. So far they’ve distributed over 5 million stoves. The new M-5000 is a completely customizable and locally adaptable low-emission cookstove with improved handles and legs for stability. It is a rocket style stove that burns biomass & it’s made at Env
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Changing the music game | Carl Craig | TEDxRoma Carl Craig ama definirsi un dj, oltre che musicista elettronico e produttore: Le domande di Stefano Epifani ci aiutano a scoprire chi è veramente Carl Craig e come riesce a tradurre idee ed emozioni attraverso la tecnologia. Carl Craig likes to define himself as a DJ, as well as an electronic musician and producer: Stefano Epifani’s questions allow us to discover who Carl Craig truly is and how h
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Brand and intangible assets. A new Eldorado for culture? | Julien Anfruns | TEDxRomaLa mancanza di investimenti pubblici nei settori della cultura ha indotto importanti cambiamenti: La creatività ha portato idee innovative, come quella di quantificare il valore del brand di importanti musei e stringere accordi in diversi Paesi, come gli Emirati Arabi, con il progetto Louvre Abu-Dabi…. The lack of public investment in culture has led to important changes: Creativity has brought i
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Modular Plane Concept Treats Passenger Cabin Like A Shipping Container Aviation All the efficiency of cargo! Shipping concept for modular cargo.
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Better Long-Range Sensors a Goal of Fundamental Optics Experiments A pair of University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) researchers aim to explore fundamental properties of infrasonic optical sensors that could make them more sensitive and accurate over long distances.
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Recycled Plastic Lumber Invented by Pioneering Rutgers Professor Imagine a material lighter than steel, longer-lasting than lumber and strong enough to support 120-ton locomotives. Now imagine that material is made from milk containers, coffee cups and other plastics that we recycle. It’s called structural plastic lumber, and the ingenious, nontoxic material was invented by Thomas Nosker, an assistant research professor at Rutgers University. The late Richard
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Tiny Rooftop Cabins Could Solve Urban Housing Crunch Designers in Berlin say their prefab houses are perfect for unused spaces Two Berlin-based architects are taking the tiny home movement to new heights with a prefab housing module that aims to transform cities. Architects Simon Becker and Andreas Rauch, the creators of Cabin Spacey , want to help solve the urban space crunch by adding housing to a neglected part of the city core: the rooftops. Ca
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High prevalence of preclinical heart failure in the population According to a recent study of Framingham Study participants, nearly 60 percent of people have prevalent preclinical heart failure (HF) stages A and B. Heart failure occurs when the heart muscle is weakened and cannot pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs for blood and oxygen. In addition, individuals with stage B HF had greater circulating concentrations of cardiac stress biomarkers levels,
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NASA reconnects with Mars rover Curiosity After several days of Curiosity being in safety mode, NASA engineers have resumed communication with their Mars rover. NASA announced that engineers are working to restore the robotic rover, which landed on Mars in August 2012, to full working mode. Curiosity is stable and not in danger. The rover, which discovered that ancient Mars held key chemicals needed for life as well as evidence of ancien
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This Aspect of a Father’s Health Can Increase his Daughter’s Breast Cancer Risk Though those of the mother have been researched, the father’s biometrics are now getting a closer look. Read More
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Acer teases business customers with the new TravelMate X3 laptop series arriving in October Over a month before Acer reveals its next batch of goodies for the upcoming holidays during IFA Berlin in August, the company has introduced the TravelMate X3 commercial notebook series heading to professionals and small businesses this October here in the United States. They’ll be packed with Windows 10 Pro (and likely Anniversary Update), which provoked Microsoft to show a little love for Acer
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Seagate desktop hard drive has USB hub to recharge, back-up mobile devices, camerasDuring CE Week 2016, Seagate exhibited its latest storage solutions from its namesake and LaCie brands. At the event, Tim Bucher, Seagate’s senior vice president and chief product officer, unveiled the new Backup Plus Hub, a desktop storage drive designed for backing up not only computers, but also files from devices like phones, tablets, and cameras. In addition to data transfer, two USB 3.0 por
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Hifiman Edition S review Long revered by audiophiles as a producer of top-quality planar magnetic headphones, China-based HiFiMan exudes an aura of sonic quality. The name alone calls attention to the company’s penchant for great sound, while the conspicuous presence of its high-priced cans in audio forums across the web gives HiFiMan a seat at a very auspicious table. So, it was with great interest that we turned to a d
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Swordfish Grease Themselves to Cut through Water A lubricating gland behind the “sword” may help explain the swimming mechanics and speed of the enigmatic fish — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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ListenUp: The Lemon Twigs: These Words Teen brothers Brian and Michael D’Addario (19 and 17, respectively) are writing music that channels decades of experience and listening. “These Words” has a beautiful symphonic chorus—with some requisite honky tonk piano improv—channeling the uplifting…… Continue Reading…
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Former Apple engineers introduce earbuds adapted to your lifestyle – CNET ELWN aims to bring customizable earbuds to the market for cheap.
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Prometheus Design Werx hides a sophisticated design in an essential layer Say hello to your new outdoor favorite. Photo: Prometheus Design Werx Prometheus Design Werx’s JAAC Hoodie is much more than its minimalist facade. An essential layer for any season, the JAAC is constructed from an all-season weight Polartec micro series fleece, a fabric that’s great for cooler summer evenings in the backcountry or the perfect layer under your outerwear. As you go deeper into the
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Education and the Extinction of Humanity | Anantha Kumar Duraiappah | TEDxFSUJenaWe need a radical shift in educations systems driven by the youth if we are to save humanity! Director at the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP)/UNESCO 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/tedx From: TEDx Talks
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Good Jokes – Better Governance | Sergey Sargsyan | TEDxFSUJena The talk is focused on how political satire can be applied to social and political change in countries with transitional or challenged democracy. The speaker largely draws on successful experience of his co-authored political satire program in Armenia and how he was able to overcome step-by-step atmosphere of fear and physical threats that were posed by oligarchs, politicians and thugs resenting
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Innovative ideas for a sustainable future | Carina Bischof & Roland Bischof | TEDxFSUJena Stop talking, start asking! Join us on an inspiring journey from Urban Gardening to the Fashion Revolution and discover how smart actions can make a difference. Board member of Fashion Revolution Day, Germany Researcher at the Association of Agricultural Research and Education Thuringia e.V. (VAfB) This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by
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Multipulse Excitation for Early Detection of Diseases | Joe Kimball | TEDxTCUFluorescence is one of the most widely used diagnostic tools to detect a variety of diseases. It is also typically regarded as the most sensitive technique as well. To detect diseases at the earliest stages, one has to get treatment before the disease has had a chance to take hold. Detection and imaging becomes constrained by the background signal. On the nanoscale time, backgrounds are typically
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The benefits of exercise during pregnancy Researchers collected and re-examined clinical trial data on exercise during pregnancy and whether it plays a role in preterm birth, and found that exercise is safe and does not increase the risk of preterm birth. In addition, women who exercised were less likely to have a C-section than those who did not. The study was published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology . read more
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Spotify will make a playlist for your out-of-office message Spotify has been churning out a number of new features for finding fresh tunes as of late, but its most recent tool aims to make your out-of-office email more musical. The streaming service has a feature that builds a playlist based on your destination that will appear inside the aforementioned message. Appropriately called OOO, the web-based interface takes into account the city you’re traveling
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Founders of Western civilisation were prehistoric dope dealers The ancient tribes of the Eurasian steppes that helped lay the foundations of Europe might have initiated a cross-continental trade in cannabis
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Google Now’s weather card adds hourly wind and precipitation details Google Now offers an excellent weather card with great design and a cute, happy little frog. Now it delivers even better data, with new graphs that illustrate the wind and precipitation forecast for upcoming hours and days. Once the wind hits the 12 mph mark, the color changes to green so it’s more easily distinguishable from the the other bars. Get a better picture of the wind and possible rain
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Dyson Cyclone Belt Coffee Machine Dyson keeps your life clean, cool, and now–if Jaehyo Lee’s concept for a coffee maker comes to percolation–caffeinated. The Dyson Cyclone Belt Coffee Machine repurposes the technology of Dyson’s vacuum cleaners and the design of Dyson’s Air Multiplier table fan into a device that appears to work with the same elegance and flair dripping coffee as it does sucking dirt and blowing wind. Lee says
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Dreem Arkitekter’s Mixed-Use Plan Includes Stockholm’s Tallest Tower © Dreem Arkitekter & Tomorrow AB Dreem Arkitekter have been announced as the co-winners of a competition to design a new urban plan for a three block area in the Stockholm neighborhood of Kista . The project will include a large mixed-use complex consisting of residential, commercial and active public spaces, and is anchored into the neighborhood through a cornerstone residential tower. Toget
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DeNA brings EasyMile’s self-driving bus to Japan Maybe it’s just FOMO, but it seems like every internet company wants to be in the car business these days, and Japan’s DeNA is no exception. The app maker’s automotive wing had a special event in Tokyo today (via Reuters) to reveal its first self-driving vehicle, a 12-person bus which will begin operating in Japan’s Chiba prefecture at a shopping center next month. DeNA… Read More
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Despite vaccines for hep A and B and treatments for C global deaths from hepatitis was 1.45 million in 2014 Viral hepatitis is one of the leading killers across the globe, with a death toll that matches Aids or tuberculosis, research in the Lancet suggests. The report estimates that hepatitis infections and their complications led to 1.45 million deaths in 2013 – despite the existence of vaccines and treatments. World Health Organization data shows there were 1.2 million Aids-related deaths in 2014, wh
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Newt Scamander Funkos are here and they’re adorable If your first thought after seeing the Fantastic Beasts trailer was, “Newt Scamander is adorable and I want to take him home!” then you’re in luck. Sort of. SEE ALSO: Watch J.K. Rowling excitedly discuss ‘Fantastic Beasts’ in new featurette Potter news hub and Ilvermorny home Pottermore just announced a Newt Scamander Funko Pop! figure, debuting at this month’s San Diego Comic-Con. Your
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Hey Mosquitoes: Let’s See How You Like a Killer Fungus New research reveals how brutally and effectively one fungus can kill mosquito larvae. The post Hey Mosquitoes: Let’s See How You Like a Killer Fungus appeared first on WIRED .
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NY’s Clever New Park Will Weather Epic Storms and Rising Seas On July 19, Governors Island, a 172-acre park about half a mile off the southern tip of Manhattan, will open its new centerpiece: “The Hills” The post NY’s Clever New Park Will Weather Epic Storms and Rising Seas appeared first on Architecture Lab .
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Tiny1 camera wants to help you shoot the moon The Tiny1 is a camera from TinyMOS billing itself as the “world’s smallest astronomy camera”. It uses a proprietary noise-reduction algorithm the company says will allow for improved image quality in low-light environments, and an augmented reality star map that can be overlaid on the touchscreen viewfinder to help identify stars and planets while you’re shooting. TinyMOS claims that th
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New Insights Into How Zika Harms the Brain When Brazil’s alarming spike in newborns with brain damage was linked to an obscure virus last year, Arnold Kriegstein began to do some reading. Kriegstein, a neurobiologist at the University of California, San Francisco, learned that the Zika virus is named after the forest in Uganda where it was first discovered in 1947. Spread by mosquitoes, it causes fairly mild symptoms — a rash, inflamed ey
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Mobot Foam Roller Bottle A simple but brilliant combination of two workout essentials; the water bottle and foam roller.
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Orbitkey 2.0 A key organizer that features both a USB stick and a multitool while holding up to 7 keys.
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Pathway to Planet Nine Konstantin Batygin explains what led him and astronomer Mike Brown to propose the existence of a ninth planet in our solar system
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Crops that Can Grow in the Dark? Not Yet, But It’s a Step There’s really no question that we don’t have enough to eat. If we are to keep Earth’s ever-advancing population from famines so severe that they will make 2016 look like it was raining hamburgers, we will need to produce more food, like, yesterday. How much more food, exactly, varies depending on the study, but the required increase could be as much as 110 percent . And yet, at the same time, ar
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3D printed Silk Micro-rockets are a major breakthrough in drug delivery Sheffield engineers make major breakthrough in developing silk ‘micro-rockets’ that can be used safely in biological environments. By using an innovative 3D inkjet printing method, researchers from Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Sheffield have taken the biggest step yet in producing microscopic silk swimming devices that are biodegradable and harmless to a biological sys
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U.S. Navy funds bomb-sniffing bugs research The human sense of smell isn’t that great, and so humans have largely relegated the task of sniffing out items — non-pungent drugs, hidden bombs, missing people — to dogs. Dogs are great at what they do, but they pose some issues, as well. For one thing, training bomb-sniffing dogs is expensive. In addition, a dog can alert to something … Continue reading
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David Bowie’s ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’ will return to this planet’s theaters David Bowie ‘s otherworldly presence will soon beam back to the big screen. The Man Who Fell to Earth , Bowie’s first starring role, will return to theaters in celebration of its 40th anniversary. Bowie played Thomas Jerome Newton, an alien on a mission to bring water back to his home planet. SEE ALSO: 7 stellar David Bowie duets to remember a legend by The 4K restoration will debut in England on
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Black Lives Matter and So Do Their Gun Rights: Where’s the NRA on Philando Castile?The Second Amendment exists, and it isn’t just for white Americans. In the wake of the Philando Castile shooting, the police need reminding of that. But perhaps some gun rights advocates need reminding of that as well. As reported at Reason and elsewhere, Castile was shot by a police officer near St. Paul, Minnesota, after he reached for his wallet in order to produce his concealed carry permit.
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The Bio Bidet Ultimate BB-600 will change your bathroom experience forever Once you’ve been on a fancy high-tech toilet, nothing in your life ever feels the same again . If you spend three nights in a hotel room with a toilet that has heated seats, bidet, and butt dryer, you will notice how unexciting a toilet-related experience is anywhere else. It also helps you to feel cleaner after a rousing round of checking social media long after the last drop. While getting a fu
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More powerful PS4 and Xbox One consoles praised by Epic Games boss – CNET Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney: “The idea of throwing everything out and doing everything from scratch every seven years is completely crazy.”
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Google reportedly will build two Android Wear watches – CNET The smartwatches would feature round screens and arrive after the announcement of the next Nexus phones.
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10 Best Security & Privacy Apps for Smartphones & Tablets Malware, Trojans, eavesdroppers, trackers, and thieves… the threats are endless. Though it’s been nearly a decade since smartphones went mainstream, these problems haven’t gone away. In fact, they’ve only gotten worse. Beyond just setting the internal security options of your device, you should be using a few apps that further increase how well your device is protected. Here are some of the best
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Abolish the FBI Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rss Legal System U.S. History Political Theory Abolish the FBI 0 Views Like all employees of the FBI, James Comey lives off the sweat of the American taxpayer. His large salary, upon retirement, will be converted into a very generous pension. Like most federal employees in a high ranking position like his, Comey continues to look forward to decades of living at a stand
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Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) detailed ahead of next week’s debut EXCLUSIVE: The Galaxy J2, part of Samsung’s most affordable series of Android handsets, is poised for a refresh. Someone who was briefed on the phone’s features and specifications ahead of next week’s launch, which could happen as early as Monday, has revealed to VentureBeat what can be expected. Nearly every aspect of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow-powered, 4.7-inch Galaxy J2 (2016) has gotten a bu
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Alissa Walker imagines a “utopian” Los Angeles in 2056 Sorry, I’m not able to send this directly through SnapFace since your iPhone 6 doesn’t support neural chat. Old-fashioned text pixels will have to do. Remember the movie “Her”? That’s what Los Angeles is like in 2056. L.A. is the densest city in the U.S., with a population that’s about a third larger than it was in 2016. Taller buildings are everywhere, including New DTLA — a corridor of super-ta
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Biggest ever die-off of ocean forests triggered by warming seas Kelp forests crucial to marine life are disappearing fast in Australia as rapidly warming oceans transform the ecosystems
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Post ‘Brexit,’ airfares to the UK plummet to 3-year low Consider this your cue to get in the queue. A study released by airfare prediction app Hopper has found that since the Brexit vote, airfares from the US to Britain and Europe have dropped to their lowest levels in three years. The June 23 referendum, which saw the British people vote by a narrow margin to leave the European Union, surprised many around the world. The value of the pound quickly fe
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Like humans, lowly cockroach uses a GPS to get around, scientists find Rats, men and cockroaches appear to have a similar GPS in their heads that allows them to navigate new surroundings, researchers have discovered.
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More frequent exercise therapy benefits bone strength in very low weight pre-term infantsA new study investigated whether increasing the frequency of physical activity intervention to twice daily has a greater effect on bone strength compared to a once daily intervention or no intervention at all. The findings demonstrate that the bone mass response to exercise in very low birth weight pre-term infants is dose-related.
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Mandatory Federal GMO Labeling Is On Its Way After years of debate, the question over whether or not US foods made with genetically-modified organisms should be labeled is finally coming to a head. Vermont, the first state in the country enact a law requiring GMO labeling, had its new laws come into effect on July 1, prompting major food brands to change their labels nationwide. But in Congress, food industry lobbyists are pushing for feder
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Too much homework can lead to bad grades in investing Investors who do their own research and write down their investment predictions stick with their investment strategy even if subsequent information shows their original analysis was wrong.
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Why Hillary Clinton Has Privileges That Edward Snowden Doesn’t When the feds decided not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for her email scandal, the double standard was obvious: Whistleblowers such as Thomas Drake and Edward Snowden are hounded for how they handle classified information, while powerful people like Clinton skate. The difference isn’t just that Clinton has a lot more clout than Drake or Snowden. It’s that they were bringing some sunlight to secret
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Researchers want to train the body to fight diseases using programmable vaccines Not long ago, Dr. Jasdave Chahal had a great idea and a big problem. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology virologist was driven by a dream to use messenger RNA to train bodies to defend themselves against disease. With some considerable effort, Chahal managed to program RNA to create disease-specific proteins called antigens that would induce an immune response, produce antibodies, and prep
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Hit the track (or street) in the Kyburz eRod electric roadster A Swiss company named Kyburz has introduced a light, all-electric roadster designed for high-performance driving. Called eRod, the roadster is reminiscent of the Ariel Atom because it features a tubular frame, composite body panels, a pair of bucket seats, and not a lot else. An electric motor located right behind the seats spins the rear wheels, and the battery pack runs down the center of the c
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Art Mécanique kickstarts a mechanical watch with a few high-tech trimmings There is, to be sure, nothing new under the horological sun. However, by putting all of the old pieces together in new ways you end up with a watch that is both interesting and unique. Art Mécanique is a Swiss company that is crowdfunding a watch with a face made of concentric circles. The bottom half of the face is covered by a metal plate and you tell the time by looking at the top of… Read Mor
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Robot helps study how first land animals moved 360 million years ago When early terrestrial animals began moving about on mud and sand 360 million years ago, the powerful tails they used as fish may have been more important than scientists previously realized. That’s one conclusion from a new study of African mudskipper fish and a robot modeled on the animal.
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UK ISP Sky Is About To Start Censoring the Web For All of Its Customers Mark Wilson, writing for BetaNews: The UK government is on a mission to protect the young of the country from the dark recesses of the web. And by the darker recesses, what is really meant is porn. The main ISPs have long been required to block access to known piracy sites, but porn is also a concern — for politicians, at least. As part of its bid to sanitize and censor the web, Sky — from the M
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3D printing with bamboo fiber Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are using bamboo fiber in 3-D printing experiments to determine whether bio-based feedstock materials are feasible in additive manufacturing. Chopped bamboo fibers were added to a bio-polymer resin to create bamboo-based pellets, resulting in a more sustainable material that can be used for manufacturing molds, prototypes, appliances and furniture. The
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Astronomers find evidence of water clouds in first spectrum of coldest brown dwarfSince its detection in 2014, the brown dwarf known as WISE 0855 has fascinated astronomers. Only 7.2 light-years from Earth, it is the coldest known object outside of our solar system and is just barely visible at infrared wavelengths with the largest ground-based telescopes. read more
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The Best Ways to Reheat Food for Flavor and Safety Reheating last night’s baked chicken or casserole for today’s lunch is easy enough, but doing it safely requires a little more thought —and doing it safely and deliciously can be tricky. Thankfully, this graphic shows you how to do both, depending on the type of food you’re working with. http://vitals.lifehacker.com/safest-ways-to&#8230; A lot of the information here is stuff we’ve highlighted before
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S.H.O.V.E.L Multi-Tool Spork This titanium multi-tool is made with an open source design, making it easy and legal to improve.
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Europe Moving to Industry 4.0 Over the past five years the European Union has made significant advances in additive manufacturing, 3D printing, M2M communications, and Internet of Things connectivity in industrial applications.
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Missing link in epigenetics could explain conundrum of disease inheritance The process by which a mother’s diet during pregnancy can permanently affect her offspring’s attributes, such as weight, could be strongly influenced by genetic variation in an unexpected part of the genome, according to research. The discovery could shed light on why many human genetic studies have previously not been able to fully explain how certain diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and obesity
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New clues could help scientists harness the power of photosynthesis A discovery has been made that could enable scientists to design better ways to use light energy and to engineer crop plants that more efficiently harness the energy of the sun. The identification of a gene needed to expand light harvesting in photosynthesis into the far-red-light spectrum provides clues to the evolution of oxygen-producing photosynthesis, an evolutionary advance that changed the
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Mitochondria are exploited in cancer for tumor cell motility, metastatic competenceScientists have identified a specific network of proteins present in mitochondria of tumor cells that is essential for maintaining a clean function of mitochondria, enabling not only the proliferation of tumor cells but also their ability to move and invade distant organs. By understanding the players involved, the scientists were able to turn off individual subunits within the network, which grea
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It suddenly seems like life could be found almost anywhere in the universe – CNETResearchers suggest we may need to expand our horizons when it comes to the search for life beyond Earth.
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Google Now on Tap can now translate text from any app or screen – CNET That’s a big step up for the feature, which previously could only translate text on webpages.
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Mystery solved? Biologists find a unique version of a filament-forming protein in human cells that insects lack Biologists have found a unique version of a filament-forming protein in human cells that insects lack. Providing structural support and protection against such conditions as blistering, cataracts and dementia, intermediate filament proteins (IFs) reside in every cell in the human body.
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New neurons reveal clues about an individual’s autism Hallmarks of early brain overgrowth have been discovered in cells of people with autism. These findings suggest that it is possible to use stem cell reprogramming technologies developed in the past decade to model the earliest stages of complex disorders and to evaluate potential therapeutic drugs.
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Sensing trouble: New way to detect hidden damage in bridges, roads Engineers have documented a new approach for monitoring the structural health of roads, bridges and other structures. The method applies a noninvasive medical imaging technique to a carbon nanotube-based sensor.
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Some major scoliosis surgeries can be avoided, look-back study suggests In a look-back study of medical records, researchers concluded that a major operation to fuse the spines of children with a rare form of severe, early-onset scoliosis can be eliminated in many cases.
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US Navyrevamps larger drone strategy to primarily refuel manned planes flying a combat air patrol around the carrier The US Navy has revamped its large drone strategy. Now midair refueling and spying are in the plan. The primary mission would be so-called “recovery tanking.” This involves refueling planes flying in a fixed orbit around the aircraft carrier. On April 15, 2015 over the Chesapeake Bay, a U.S. Navy drone linked up with an aerial tanker. A combat air patrol is an aircraft patrol provided over an obj
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6 Ways to Use Mac Automator with Your Browser One of the most under-appreciated tools on your Mac is Automator. It can take a while to get the hang of, but once you have an idea of how to use it, you can automate all kinds of useful tasks, from cleaning folders to creating voice commands. One of my personal favorite ways to use Automator is with its browser commands, which can help you save a lot of time with regular actions in Safari or any
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Spector Font & Color Detecting Tool Able to detect any typeface or color in real world objects and publications.
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The Handler Tool System Ready to take on any and all outdoor summer chores.
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12 Best EDC Pocket Multi-Tools Single-piece multitools easy to carry and great for taking on everyday tasks.
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Facebook device could bring Internet to four corners of the earth Facebook has taken another step toward trying to bring connectivity to people around the world. The social networking giant announced on Wednesday that it has designed and tested an open-source wireless access platform with the goal of improving connectivity to rural areas. And Facebook’s plan is that it will fit inside a shoebox. Dubbed OpenCellular, it reportedly can offer connectivity to about
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Hitch a ride on an amazingly aerobatic Boeing 787 – CNET Boeing releases a second video of a 787 Dreamliner demonstrating how even a large commercial aircraft can pull off some incredible aerial stunts.
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7 Geodesic Domes You Can Rent Add some architecture to your vacation If you’re looking for a bit of architectural style with your vacation, forego the traditional cabin or seaside cottage and try staying in a geodesic dome . Park kit-house and all retro, domes flourished with the counterculture and “return to the land” movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Now, the interlocking triangles are making a comeback on vacation
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Food Ink. is the World’s First 3D Printing Restaurant Bringing together architects, artists, chefs, designers and engineers, pop-up restaurant Food Ink. has laid claim to the title of “world’s first 3D-printing restaurant.” The restaurant utilizes 3D printers produced by Dutch company byFlow to create dishes out of hummus, chocolate mousse, smashed peas, goat cheese or pizza dough – essentially anything that can take the form of a paste. T
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Google acquires over-the-top video company Anvato, will run the service on Google’s cloud Google today announced that it has acquired Anvato , a company with tools for streaming, editing, and delivering over-the-top (OTT) video. Anvato enables live video streaming and on-demand viewing of online programming from cable set-up boxes. And it works with many channels to do that, taking care of ad insertion, encoding, and subscriptions. “With OTT adoption rapidly accelerating, the Cloud Pl
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Audible’s Channels Service Reads the News Aloud, Offers Premium Podcasts, and MoreAudiobook site Audible launched a new service today called Channels. The service offers spoken recordings of news and podcasts as both a standalone subscription and is included free with Audible’s standard subscription. The new Channels feature is available inside the existing Audible apps and they include a mix of original programming specifically made for Audible, short programming, spoken reco
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Google To Acquire Image Recognition Startup Google announced a deal to buy image-recognition startup Moodstocks. Created in 2009, the French startup first introduced on-device image recognition in 2012, enabling smartphones to recognize whatever their camera sees.
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Powerful processes at work This new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image reveals the beating heart of one of the most visually appealing, and most studied, supernova remnants known — the Crab Nebula. At the centre of this nebula the spinning core of a deceased star breathes life into the gas that surrounds it. read more
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Acupressure reduced fatigue in breast cancer survivors Acupressure helped reduce persistent fatigue in women who had been treated for breast cancer, a new study finds. read more
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Concussions may leave structural brain changes after symptoms disappear Concussions can have a lasting impact on the structure of the brain months after the initial injury, according to new research. These changes can linger long after clinical symptoms — such as dizziness and impaired balance — have disappeared. The study could help scientist better understand the long term effects of concussion on injured athletes. However, the link between these structural changes
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Penn students’ start-up XEED puts wearables to work against Parkinson’s disease The internet of things, and wearables in particular, may not be quite living up to the hype, but it turns out they may be just the thing for people suffering from Parkinson’s disease. A pair of engineering students from the University of Pennsylvania have started their own company to pursue the possibility. Read More
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Tools : Deluxe Carabiner Climbing not required. Must Provide Information Here (please type over this text). $24.99
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Tools : Sonic 25th Anniversary Keychain Gotta drive fast! 25 years old, Sonic? Finally you can rent a car without a huge surcharge, and your car insurance rates will go down! Put this special stainless steel 25th anniversary keychain on your car keys to celebrate. $13.00
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Next Year, Biologists Will Be Able To Track Animals In Real Time Using The ISS Space Monitoring migrations from space Yes, it’s true that we can see a lot from space.
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Evolve evolves into a free-to-play game Remember Evolve? No? Well Turtle Rock Studios has announced that its 4-v-1 multiplayer game has gone free-to-play on PC. This announcement comes on the heels of the game and all of its DLC being […]
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What Ancient Rock Art Reveals About A Wetter Arabia Scientists use animal images to study the region’s environmental history.
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How to Boost Your Work Day While Working Less Hours Working too many hours can be problematic. Even if you love your job. The more time you spend at work, the less time you have for other important parts of your life, such as friends, family or your hobbies. It may feel like you get more done. But working too many hours can affect true productivity per hour, not to mention your mood and demeanor. In a 2014 analysis of working hours from the 1900s
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Bookshelf for iPhone iPhone cases can be extremely personal. I found a really great option on Etsy for people who like the “book” case look. The Bookshelf case looks like the normal book style cases you see elsewhere, but with some customization options. You can choose the title, initials on the spine, and the illustration on the front. This would make a great gift idea for a boss or co-worker. All of the cases are b
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Unfurled House / Christopher Polly Architect © Brett Boardman Photography Architects: Christopher Polly Architect Location: Petersham, Sydney, Australia Interiors: Christopher Polly Architect Acoustic Consultant: Sebastian Giglio Area: 173.22 sqm Photographs: Brett Boardman Photography Structural Engineer: SDA Structures Surveyor: Junek & Junek Builder: Matrix Additions © Brett Boardman Photography An articulated two-storey framed volum
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Bots need a personality, not a brain like a vending machine GUEST: Facebook’s recent chatbot announcement about delivering ecommerce to the service’s extensive user base has put artificial intelligence into the spotlight again. However, there’s a major problem with these new bots: a lack of human understanding. For years, software design has traditionally consisted of three fields, but there may soon be a fourth. Joining UX, UI, and graphic and interactio
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HP’s New OMEN VR Backpack is Virtually a Reality Not to be outdone since their re-entry into the gaming PC market having re-branded last year, HP’s high-powered, sleek and easily customisable range of PCs known as OMEN just got a new little brother. Meet the OMEN VR Backpack, the company’s first offering of a portable virtual reality unit, which has just been released to selected development partners. With virtual […] Visit Man of Many for the
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Carmaker + ridesharing roundup Auto manufacturers are realizing that the future of transportation is not going to be one person, one car. It’s going to be ridesharing, ridehailing and public transit — and these vehicles may not even require drivers. So most major manufacturers have made a turn toward becoming “mobility companies.” It’s been a quick turn, though. In just the first half of… Read More
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Softub Moveable Hot Tub Adding a hot tub to your home can be a great choice — but also a big one, as it typically stays wherever you first decide to put it. The… Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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To Protect Privacy, One Developer Aims To Design A More Decentralized Internet Despite its many wonderful aspects, the internet has some serious problems. An endless spate of high-profile hackings and security breaches, and the concentration of data, and thus power, by a handful of tech companies, has aroused totally reasonable fears about privacy. There’s a general feeling emerging in some circles of developers that, from a technical perspective, the internet just doesn’t
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Catalyst efficiency improved for clean industries Researchers have developed a way to use less platinum in chemical reactions commonly used in the clean energy, green chemicals, and automotive industries, according to a new article.
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Saudis arrest 12 Pakistanis over bombs Twelve of 19 people arrested over Monday’s three bomb attacks in Saudi Arabia are Pakistani, says interior ministry.
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Future buildings may be tough as coconuts If you’ve ever tried cracking open a coconut, then you’re no doubt aware of how structurally strong they are. Well, scientists from Germany’s University of Freiburg recently analyzed coconut shells, to see what makes them so tough. Their findings could lead the way to building materials that are better able to withstand earthquakes. .. Continue Reading Future buildings may be tough as coconuts Ca
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Ephemere Highrise: Floating Power Station Editor’s Choice 2016 Skyscraper Competition Dimo Ivanov Switzerland Inspired by professor Donald Sadoway’s notion of giant container sized liquid metal battery, ephemere highrise proposes the idea of a floating power station and liquid metal battery charging station. Liquid metal battery The team of professor sadoway – ambri aims to develop a giant battery that fits in a 40-foot shipping containe
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WowWee’s new robot plays like a real pet dog, but it won’t make a mess WowWee, the toymaker best known for the Robosapien, its 2004 hit product, showed off its latest smart toy at the 2016 CE Week show in New York, a pet robot named CHiP . Chief Technology Officer Davin Sufer gave a demonstration of how the toy works Although CHiP is geared toward children, it has quite a lot of artificial intelligence compared to an ordinary toy. Like a real pet, it’s able to react
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Extra-coding RNAs regulate DNA methylation in the adult brain A special form of RNA called extra-coding RNA, or ecRNA, controls the careful targeting to add or remove methyl groups to chromosomal DNA of the adult neuron. The ecRNAs are fundamental regulators of DNA methylation patterns in the adult brain through interaction with DNA methyltransferase enzymes, are involved in creation of memories, and the ecRNAs may offer a promising future therapeutic avenue
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UW, Microsoft Successfully Encoded 200MB of Data Onto Synthetic DNA Molecules An anonymous reader writes from a report via The Seattle Times: Researchers from Microsoft and the University of Washington said Thursday that they had successfully encoded about 200 megabytes of data onto synthetic DNA molecules. The information included more than 100 books, translations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and a high-definition music video from the band OK Go. Previousl
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Graphene Flexes its Muscles in Boise State University Study A new study shows that the unique properties of graphene and graphene foam could one day be used to regenerate 3-dimensional tissues and organs for implantation into the human body.
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Samsung’s new 256GB microSD card is so fast no devices support it yet It’s incredible how much storage now fits into a fingernail-sized microSD memory card. Last year, SanDisk crammed 200GB into a microSD card and now Samsung’s gone and made a 256GB microSD with the world’s fastest read and write speeds — even faster than SanDisk’s own new 256GB microSD card it touted as the world’s speediest only a week ago. SEE ALSO: SanDisk crammed 200GB into a fingernail-sized
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HIV study confirms clinically viable vaccine paving the way for future treatments In the study, researchers worked with a species of Old World monkeys, rhesus macaques to reproduce the trial results of RV144, the only HIV vaccine that has been tested and shown to reduce the rate of HIV acquisition in a phase III clinical trial.
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Facebook to test feature to download and view videos offline – CNET Users will be able to download videos for offline viewing, but initial testing will involve only a small group of people in India.
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This artificial stingray has a gold skeleton and light-activated rat muscles Mimicking nature’s most elegant designs has become a popular method for creating equally elegant robots (close, anyway) — but using nature’s raw materials, too? That’s what researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute have done, creating a tiny light-controlled stingray with a solid gold skeleton that moves using reconstituted rat muscles. O brave new world! Read More
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Haier teams with Phononic to bring solid-state technology to your fridge When Phononic first unveiled its plans for a solid-state refrigerator in 2014 , semiconductor technology existed solely in devices such as LED lights and computers like Apple’s MacBook Air. Since then, the implementation of such technology in fridges caught the attention of home appliance and electronics company Haier , which has since partnered with the company to develop an innovative wine cool
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Researchers discover new exoplanet orbiting triple suns In the constellation Centaurus, some 340 light-years from Earth, a newly discovered Jovian exoplanet has just been spotted in what Space.com is calling “a highly exotic celestial arrangement.” The planet HD 131399Ab orbits three stars in a dizzying cosmic dance, and for about half of its 550-year trip around the star system, all three would appear visible in the planet’s sky. In the tri
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Why North America Looks the Way it Does North America is a beautiful continent that’s home to the Rockies, Yosemite, the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and many more natural wonders. How did that happen? How did North America get its shape? The answer is that it took millions and millions of years. Over the history of Earth, tectonic plates have smashed into each other and dove under one another to literally move continents and create ever
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Can technology protect soft targets against mass shootings and terrorist attacks? Sandy Hook , Charlie Hebdo , San Bernardino , the Paris Attacks , Brussels , Istanbul . Virtually all of these terrorist attacks and mass shootings occurred in what are known as “soft target” locations: big spaces with multiple entries and exits, lots of people, and relatively little protection. Soft targets like airports often contain more stringent security inside, but those security
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8 natural & homemade insecticides to save your garden without killing the Earth These natural and DIY pesticides are effective at helping to rid your crops of harmful critters, but safe enough to keep from poisoning you and your family.
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US sanctions are ‘declaration of war,’ N. Korea says, promising backlash North Korea has labeled newly-introduced US sanctions against its leader Kim Jong-Un ‘a declaration of war’, promising to provide Washington with a strong response. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The Last Desk You’ll Ever Need Is About to Get a Price-Hike The Altwork station feels like an anomaly. It’s been in gestation so long, available for pre-order for so long, that one might be quick to count it as another stalled crowd-funded campaign. Except the desk and chair number isn’t a crowdfunder. It’s a real product that will really be shipping later this year, and if you don’t buy it by July 29 you will really be spending $5900 instead of the curre
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The Best Way to Suck Up to Someone Without Sounding Like a Kiss Ass If you don’t always see eye to eye with your boss, and you want to get in their good graces, a little sucking up might be in order. Doing it the wrong way, however, can make you look even worse. The trick is to fool yourself into liking them. In a study led by James D. Westphal and Guy Shani from the University of Michigan, and published in the Academy of Management Journal , suggests the most ef
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General Catalyst’s Phil Libin invests in 2 more chatbot startups, Growbot and Butter.aiGeneral Catalyst announced that it is moving forward with investments in bot-related startups. Managing director Phil Libin revealed in a LinkedIn post that the firm has participated in the $1.7 million seed round for real-time feedback service Growbot and has made a $3 million bet on knowledge-sharing bot Butter.ai . These are Libin’s second and third investments in the space, respectively. Grow
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Machine learning could help revolutionize early Alzheimer’s diagnosis Alzheimer’s is a devastating chronic neurodegenerative disease that currently affects about 5.4 million people in the U.S. alone . Alzheimer’s patients suffer progressive mental deterioration, which eventually impairs even basic bodily functions like walking and swallowing. While Alzheimer’s can increasingly be managed, one of the big challenges of the disease is early diagnosis. MRI machines can
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5 simulation games we’re dying to see VR versions of Simulation games are arguably the most obvious genre to adapt for VR platforms. They offer you the opportunity to go places you’ve never been and do things you never thought you could with a level of immersion that far exceeds what a monitor can offer. Many of the conventional types of simulations — spaceship pilot, driving, various sports — are already well represented on the Oculus Marketplace
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iOS 10 beta: first impressions Lockscreen, notifications and menus iOS 10 public beta is out now and – brace yourself – it’s the most jolting, but logical refresh of Apple’s iPhone and iPad mobile operating system that I’ve tested in several years. As soon as I downloaded iOS 10 and booted it up for the first time, I noticed the changes right away. These aren’t minor tweaks and background enhancements like we saw in iOS 8 and
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No Man’s Sky is finally finished The ambitious space exploration game, No Man’s Sky, is finally done. No Man’s Sky has been in development for four years and had to deal with a delayed launch and legal battle over the game’s name. Sean Murray, the founder of development studio Hello Games, shared a picture on Twitter that showed his team celebrating with the finished version of No Man’s Sky. No Man’s Sky is one of the most antic
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Mozilla’s ‘Context Graph’ finds the website you’ll want next How much of your content do you find while scrolling through Facebook or searching Google? To counter a small number of companies controlling what parts of the
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