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ECCE Opus Bicycles ECCE bikes borrow from streamlined art deco style, built with modern methods. Its frame is made from carbon fiber, and has a custom fork, Shimano brakes and shifters, a Brooks leather saddle and grips. We love the cantilevered seat design. Also available in wood . Hat Tip Link Link 2 Price: ~$10k+ More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Bosch eBikes Razik Lightweight Bikes RadMini Electric Bicycl
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35 dead & over 60 wounded in triple ISIS attack on Shiite holy site outside Baghdad – reports At least 35 people have been killed and over 60 others wounded in coordinated suicide attacks at a Shiite mausoleum north of Baghdad, according to local reports. Several gunmen also allegedly stormed the site, opening fire on Eid al-Fitr festival pilgrims. Read Full Article at RT.com
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HTML5 Could Make Gaming More Accessible for People With Disabilities Games capture our imagination in a way no art form has before–their interactivity and replayability provide a sincere refuge from the travails of everyday life because when we immerse ourselves in our favorite games, our routine concerns fade away as our embodiment drifts into the digital ether. For a long time, gaming was the sole domain of the digital outsiders–regarded as a novelty by most, bu
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Mystery solved? Biologists find 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. In insects, however, IFs are nowhere to be found.
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And the Lord Said, ‘Let There Be Free Wi-Fi’ Germany doesn’t have free wi-fi at most places, especially because a German law holds the network provider accountable for any illegal activity on their network. But moving forward, the country is getting free wi-fi called “Godspots” at 3,000 churches and other religious places. From an article on Quartz: The service was launched in advance of the 500th anniversary of theologian Martin L
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Nextbigfuture speaking at BIL Recession Generation Unconference in Oakland this Saturday BIL Conference and EarthSharing.org to Host ”The Recession Generation Unconference: How to Maximize Your Impact and Thrive in Uncertain Times.” On Saturday, July 9, 2016 BIL Conference and Earthsharing.org are hosting an event in Oakland, “The Recession Generation: How to Maximize Your Impact and Thrive in Uncertain Times.” The event aims to help the millennial generation navigate the uncertaintie
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Watch: Tough Bear Powers Through Injury by Walking Upright Pedals, the bear that strolls on two legs through the New Jersey suburbs, shows how resilient the animals can be, expert says.
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Helix Garden—Lily Nails Salon / ArchStudio © Jin Weiqi Architects: ArchStudio Location: Yau Tang Square, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China Design Team: Han Wen-Qiang, Song Hui-Zhong, Huang Tao Area: 66.0 sqm Project Year: 2016 Photographs: Jin Weiqi © Jin Weiqi From the architect. Lily Nails is a nail and eyelash salon that owns numerous chain stores in Beijing and Shanghai. To meet the needs of environmental upgrade of the brand, Arch St
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Cornell and Land Trust Alliance partner to protect birds on private land The Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Land Trust Alliance are partnering to help protect birds on private lands. The goal of the new Land Trust Bird Conservation Initiative and associated website is to improve conservation for declining species by pairing the bird conservation community with land trusts, which collectively protect more than 24 million acres of private land nationwide.
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What is Oculus’ latest plan for winning the VR war? HapticsOculus Rift may be losing the VR war to the more expensive HTC Vive, but it’s reportedly looking to ramp up its efforts with a new groundbreaking haptic technology that would allow users to feel “imaginary objects” in the virtual world — without the need for special gloves. Called HapticWave, the technology takes the form of a circular metal plate attached to a ring of electromagnet actuators, ca
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Spector makes discovering fonts and colors in print easyDesigning for print can be tricky if you are a true designer, the sort of person that is picky about if the font weight or spacing is a bit off or if the orange is a little too orange. It can be hard to figure out what the fonts and colors you are looking at on a printed page really are, but this new device called Spector makes it as easy as the eyedropper tool in Photoshop. Ask any designer how
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Deadspin Why Title IX Has Failed Everyone On Campus Rape | Jezebel The Source Pushing The Trump Rape Deadspin Why Title IX Has Failed Everyone On Campus Rape | Jezebel The Source Pushing The Trump Rape Lawsuits May Not Be Who He Says He Is | Gizmodo Redditor Gets Old Macintosh From Craigslist, Finds Weird 80s Porn Software [NSFW] | Gawker White America Paved the Roads to Alton Sterling and Philando Castile’s Deaths |
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Four Ways You Can Save On Prescription Drug CostsPrescription drugs can cost an arm and a leg, even if you have insurance. Here are four simple tips for finding the best prices on the medications you need. This video from the Consumer Reports YouTube channel suggests saving on prescription medications might be easier than you think. And it all starts with speaking up. Here are some of the key tips: Always ask your doctor if there are generic ve
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Hidden Tips & Tricks for Pokemon Go It’s taken the world by storm (well at least Australia and New Zealand). One of us here at Man of Many loves it and the other hates it, but never the less, we thought we’d bring you some tips and tricks for Pokemon Go that they don’t tell you about in the game. You’ll also like: 8 Apps to Stop […] Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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Exclusive footage shows Syrians smuggled out of IS areasThe BBC has obtained exclusive footage from activists that shows many of people arriving on foot in Aleppo province.
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The Police Are Killing People As Often As They Were Before Ferguson Alton Sterling and Philando Castile : Two black men who were killed by police officers this week, their deaths captured on camera and protested by demonstrators and online activists who say that the men weren’t posing a threat, let alone one that justified deadly force. Their deaths have driven renewed attention to the more than 1,000 people killed each year by police officers. Outrage about poli
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Researchers create algorithm that predicts intelligence based on Facebook profile photos Whether you’re an employer scoping out a potential new employee, a parent investigating your child’s teacher or a single looking to mingle, it’s not uncommon to turn to Facebook to get a first impression of someone based on their profile… and more specifically, their profile picture. …
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Before Alton and Philando: 12 other black men killed by police, on video Warning: This post includes extremely graphic videos. Less than 48 hours after the deadly shooting of Alton Sterling by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Philando Castile was shot by a police officer in Minnesota, the aftermath of which was captured in a Facebook Live video by Castile’s girlfriend. SEE ALSO: Aftermath of apparent police shooting broadcast on Facebook Live Sterling and Castile are
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Phased: LA Joe Capra of Scientifantastic shot this time-lapse of Los Angeles using a 100 megapixel Phase One XF IQ3 camera. Rather than rendering the video at a resolution none of us could view, he used the 12K footage to produce some slick post-production zoom effects. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Building a Cruise Ship Boston Layer-lapse Giant LEGO AT-AT Time-Lapse Extending a Cruise Ship
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ISIS Has Been Running Over Syrian Mummies with Bulldozers Last year, Islamic State troops moved into the ancient city of Palmyra and began waging war on what the terrorist group labeled as “false idolatry.” More likely, ISIS aimed to erase a large part of Syria’s rich cultural history, which was remembered by monuments of Christian, Sufi, and Shiite origin. The desert oasis was once known as a melting pot of faiths and ethnicities, and by demolishing it
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New Citizen Video Released of Fresno Police Shooting An Unarmed Teen Who Was Lying on the Ground New citizen-shot video was released yesterday of a portion of a Fresno police shooting and killing of an unarmed 19-year-old, Dylan Noble. On June 25, Fresno police were investigating a call from a woman who insisted a man with a rifle and camo gear was at a certain corner. While in that area looking, a pickup driven by Noble drove up, tires squealing. The police gave chase to that pickup, and pu
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OOPEAA builds wooden Periscope Tower beside lake in Finland This lakeside observation pavilion by Finnish studio OOPEAA doubles as a giant periscope, so visitors don’t have to climb to the top to enjoy the view (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Russia: Nato building ‘new Iron Curtain’ The BBC’s Steve Rosenberg speaks to Russia’s ambassador to Nato, Alexander Grushko, who accuses the Western alliance of building a “new Iron Curtain”.
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Make way for more bots: Ex-Evernote CEO Phil Libin leads seed rounds for Butter.ai and Growbot Earlier this year, Phil Libin, the former CEO of Evernote who is now a venture capitalist at General Catalyst, laid out plans to fund and support (and maybe even build?) his own startups in the burgeoning world of bots — services that use conversational interfaces and varying degrees of artificial intelligence to provide users with information, products and more. Now those… Read More
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Save water, energy, and money with the Swon connected shower tracker We live in an increasingly connected world where energy and utility costs continue to mount. A new connected shower head called the Swon is aimed at helping to rein those expenses in and was shown off at CE Week 2016. The device essentially sits between your shower pipe and shower head, and is compatible with 99 percent of all shower heads, according to Swon. Once installed, the device connects t
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Punishing success?: California may change its zero-emissions rules midstream California is in a unique position in the worldwide push toward zero emissions vehicles (ZEVs). In 1990 California set in place a zero-emission program that mandated specific technologies at dates and times in the future. In the years since its inception nine other states have joined the program. At the time, this looked like audacious goal-setting, but now California would like to up the ante ev
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Odyssey Toys’ Pocket Drone more than lives up to its nameOdyssey Toys’ Pocket Drone is one of the most compact flying machines we’ve ever encountered. We spoke with Odyssey’s Vice President Steven Irigoyen on the floor at CE Week to learn a bit more about it. True to its name, the Pocket Drone fits easily in your pocket, and is about the size and shape of an iPhone when collapsed. The remote control is about the same size, and similarly collapses down,
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ZUtA demos its mobile robotic printer After finding success on Kickstarter, ZUtA Labs is piecing together its mobile robotic printer. Small enough to fit into the palm of your hand, the four-inch wireless device makes it easy to produce images on the go. The printer rolls back and forth over a piece of paper, until the on-screen image is recreated in about a minute. The ZUtA Robotic Printer integrates with an app, which enables… Read
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No more fish in the sea Foreign fishing vessels operate illegally off the coast of Guinea, depleting its fish population and destroying marine life. Despite the economic and social consequences of illegal fishing, the Guinean government has failed to police its waters because it doesn’t have money to operate surveillance equipment, as the BBC’s Tamasin Ford reports.
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Solange Knowles posts heartbreaking tweets after recent police shootings “I can count five parents in the last three hours who have text me and said my child just asked me ‘am I going to die’?!?” Those were the chilling words tweeted by Solange Knowles Thursday, following the fatal police shootings of two black men in the U.S. within 48 hours. SEE ALSO: Beyoncé on Alton Sterling, Philando Castile’s deaths: ‘This is a human fight’ She posted the tweet as pare
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Obama: ‘Not just a black issue – this is an American issue’US President Barack Obama has said the fatal shootings of two black men by police is “not just a black issue – but an American issue”.
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Living in fear The recent killing of human rights lawyer Willie Kimani and two others has once again put the Kenyan police in the spotlight. The police have been accused of running death squads, a claim they deny. The BBC’s Tomi Oladipo investigates the growing public mistrust of the police, especially among young men.
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Watch the Soyuz crew blast off in RT’s exclusive 360 videoEver wanted to have a look around a launching pad as a rocket is about to take off? Now, you can, with RT’s panoramic footage taken in Baikonur, in Kazakhstan, ahead of and during Thursday’s launch. Read Full Article at RT.com
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This printer gives me hope that one day I might own a cute printer Printers are ugly. Big time ugly. They also haven’t changed much over time. It’s not like we went from a cuddly soft printer to a more industrial one — they’ve always looked cold and unlovable. A man named Ludwig Rensch envisioned a new kind of printer that challenges old standards. Take that, old printers. His design experiment, Paper, is a copier, scanner, and printer that looks like a thing I
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Hello Sense and Sleep Pill review Tracking sleep can be just as important and beneficial as understanding how many steps we take each day and how often we get off our lazy bottoms and move about. However, if you’re keen to track your sleep but have no wish to wear a wristband that requires regular charging or to actually affix something to the bed, your options are limited. Here’s a solution: It’s called Sense , and it takes slee
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Task View in Windows 10 Anniversary Update will see two small improvements Although the new features offered by the Anniversary Update for Windows 10 are essentially locked and loaded by now, the company still seems to be slipping in a few new tweaks to make the computing experience a bit easier and more productive for customers. That includes silently adding new abilities to the platform’s Task View feature, which by default is seated next to the Search button/field on
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Which state is the creepiest? The truth is out there, ‘X-Files’ fans – CNET Mulder and Scully can find aliens anywhere, but certain US states flew to the top of the paranormal radar.
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Tower Block Hybrid / Frits van Dongen © Kim Myoung Sik Architects: Frits van Dongen Location: Gangnam District, Seoul South Korea Client: Korea Land & Housing Corporation Area: 180000.0 sqm Project Year: 2015 Photographs: Kim Myoung Sik , LH Group Architects In Charge: Frits van Dongen (van Dongen-Koschuch Architects and Planners), at that time: De Architekten Cie. Design Team: Jason Lee , Jan-Willem Baijense , Marie-Aline Rival
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Rib-O-Lator BBQ Rotisserie Hopefully the Rib-O-Lator is as winning in execution as it is in name. The rotisserie basket fits inside your existing grill where it ferris wheels (i.e., rib-o-lates) your whole chickens, roasts, baby back pork candy, and even salmon fillets and cut veggies into evenly cooked, tender, succulent eatin’s. With a few caveats: The Rib-O-Lator is not –not, not, not maker BBQ Innovations emphasizes–
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The Dinner Music Playlist You’ve set the table, lit the candles, and now you’re ready to dig into this meal you’ve been working on for hours. Set the mood with this soothing dinner music playlist. This week’s playlist, curated by Spotify, features a selection of easy listening artists including Adele, John Mayer, Mumford and Sons, and even some Barry White. Whether you’re shooting for a romantic dinner for two or a quiet
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Tackling systemic racism Discussions around diversity and inclusion in the tech industry are not going away. Not on my watch. Earlier today, I sat down with Erica Baker, an engineer at Slack, and Ellen Pao, formerly of Reddit, to talk about their nonprofit organization for diversity, Project Include, as well as the systemic racism that exists in the United States. In the last couple of days, two black men have… Read More
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Dell 43-inch Ultra HD 4K Monitor Boost productivity exponentially with this massive 43-inch Ultra HD monitor.
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Second Amendment Foundation Calls for Independent Investigation of Philando Castile’s Death The Second Amendment Foundation, a prominent gun rights group, has called for an independent investigation into the death of Philando Castile, the man shot by police yesterday in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. “Wednesday night’s shooting of Philando Castile is very troubling, especially to the firearms community, because he was a legally-armed private citizen who may have done nothing more than
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Marine to use Clinton’s non-indictment as defense in classified information case A Marine Corps officer who is facing discharge for the mishandling of sensitive information is demanding the same treatment that Hillary Clinton received when the FBI chose not to indict her over her storage of classified emails. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Is Clinton sophisticated enough to be president?: Takeaways from FBI chief testimony For more than four and a half hours, FBI Director James Comey was raked over the coals by House lawmakers for his decision not to recommend charges against Hillary Clinton for her use of private email servers while head of the State Department. Read Full Article at RT.com
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No one seems to want to test driverless cars in Ontario, Canada There may be a race going on in the automotive and tech worlds to get self-driving cars on the road, but that race isn’t moving to Canada . As of Wednesday, not a single company had applied to take part in Ontario’s program to test autonomous vehicles on its streets, despite the fact that the program launched at the beginning of the year on January 1. While the recent death of a Tesla driver who
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Nike’s futuristic LunarEpic Flyknit running shoe gets a low-cut makeover Earlier this year, Nike introduced the LunarEpic Flyknit , a shoe it claimed represents “the future of running.” Trademark to the new shoe is the integrated ankle cuff, a design feature borrowed from Nike’s Magista soccer boot, which mimics the look of a mid-cut sock. But that collar design wasn’t to everyone’s running style, so Nike is now shipping a low-cut model that retains the rest of the in
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BotBeat: This week’s top bot stories VentureBeat’s Bots Channel tracks all the important and interesting news related to the exploding field of bots and messaging. And each week we select the top stories and present them in in our free weekly newsletter, BotBeat. We include news stories by VentureBeat staff, guest articles from leading figures in the bots community and a good number of posts from a wide variety of outlets. You can s
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‘It is now a fact’: Western journalists visit Crimea, say it’s now ‘Russian territory’ Reunification with Russia has served a beneficial purpose for Crimea and its people, western reporters observed after visiting Sevastopol. They noted the “impressive” work on the 19-km bridge that will link the peninsula with the rest of Russia by 2019. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Facebook needs a way to report content as “Graphic But Newsworthy” Mark Zuckerberg believes Facebook Live could illuminate wrongdoing in the world. Facebook still hasn’t explained the details of its policy on censorship of Live video. But today in response to the police shooting of Philando Castile whose last moments of life were broadcast on Facebook, CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted that “The images we’ve seen this week are graphic and… Read More
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Critical care health care professionals have high rates of burnout syndrome A new report on burnout syndrome in critical care health care professionals gives key stakeholders guidance on mitigating the development of burnout syndrome and calls for initiating research to examine ways to prevent as well as treat burnout syndrome.
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Rapid TB test accuracy in West Africa compromised by mycobacterium diversity A study now suggests that in West Africa tests to identify Mtbc in culture miss a substantial fraction of cases, with dire consequences for the patients and for TB control efforts.
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New York Attorney General Using Authority on Police Shootings To Investigate an Off-Duty Cop New York’s attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, says he will use his authority to investigate police-involved shootings to investigate the road rage-related shooting of Delrawn Small by off-duty police officer Wayne Isaacs. Anonymous sources tell the New York Daily News that Small left his car after being cut off by Isaacs and reached into Isaacs’ car to punch him repeatedly before being shot by
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We Depend on Comedians to Ask the Questions Newscasters Won’t When the news media don’t do their job, comedians step in to ask the tough questions. Read More
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News: First look: C.F. Møller envisions LEGO Group’s new office HQ in Billund Snazzy interiors that fuse work and play is nothing new in corporate office design these days, but it wouldn’t make sense for a company like the LEGO Group to not follow suit. Recently, the LEGO Group teamed up with fellow Danish natives C.F. Møller Architects and consulting engineers Niras in the designing and landscaping of their new office headquarters in Billund — LEGO’s hometown in Jutland,
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Event: Manhattanhenge Event Date: Jul 12, 2016; Event City: New York, NY, US Twice a year, the sun sets perfectly in line with the NYC streetgrid creating a unique event nicknamed “Manhattanhenge.” This year, the Park will open its gates after-hours so that visitors can take advantage of this spectacular semi-annual light show. Mitch Frohman’s Latin-Jazz Quartet will play and food, beer, and wine will be available for
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Event: Designing the World’s First Underground ParkEvent Date: Jul 19, 2016; Event City: New York, NY, US Beneath the Williamsburg Bridge sits the Delancey trolley terminal, out of service for more than 60 years. A revolutionary project, called the Lowline, is transforming this under-utilized space into the world’s first underground park. The project has engaged the local community, and generated conversation and awareness over the importance of g
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Ferrari LaFerrari Convertible A topless supercar.
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Van Buren Sunglasses Fold for Convenience Most will agree sunglasses possess the allure of instantly being at least 20% cooler while wearing them. Nothing quite tops the effect of that mild mysterious air which instantly incurs once wearing a pair of fine, well-made sun specs. Van Buren sunglasses are no exception, taking from classic styles but also being progressive and forward thinking enough to consider the […] Visit Man of Many for
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Iraq shrine attack: IS kills dozens in Balad Bombers and gunmen from so-called Islamic State attack a Shia shrine in Iraq, north of Baghdad, killing at least 35 people.
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FBI Director: Guccifer Admitted He Lied About Hacking Hillary Clinton’s Email blottsie writes from a report via The Daily Dot: The Romanian hacker known as Guccifer (real name Marcel Lehel Lazar) admitted to the FBI that he lied to the public when he said he repeatedly hacked into Hillary Clinton’s email server in 2013. FBI Director James Comey testified before members on Congress on Thursday that Guccifer never hacked into Clinton’s servers and in fact admitted that he lie
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Nigerian Boko Haram attack survivor ‘beaten to death’ in racist attack by Italian football fan A right-wing football fan is in custody after reportedly using a road sign pole to fatally beat a Nigerian refugee, prompting outrage across Italy. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Wall fountains create easy elegance Are you looking to increase the appeal of your home or office space? Adding a room or renovating the building could be out of your price range … The post Wall fountains create easy elegance appeared first on Architecture Lab .
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Ilumi heads outdoors with weatherproof smart LED stripThere are plenty of indoor wireless-connected LED lighting options to choose from, but the pickings are slimmer for those looking to brighten up patios or backyards. Ilumi is looking to change that with its LED Smartstrip, which it claims is the first outdoor-rated strip with digitally addressable LEDs. .. Continue Reading Ilumi heads outdoors with weatherproof smart LED strip Category: Around Th
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Obama still globally liked, says BBC survey Global support for US President Barack Obama appears to have lasted through his two terms in office, according to a new poll for the BBC.
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Wind and Rain Bridge / Donn Holohan – The University of Hong Kong Courtesy of HKU Design: Donn Holohan – The University of Hong Kong Location: Peitian Village, Fujian Province, China Construction: Peitian Community Craftsmen, Gengxin Village Co-creation Funding: Supported by the Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Fund, HKU Project Team: Jiang, Hejia (Team Leader) Man Ho Kwan, Rosalia Leung, Chang Liu, Elspeth Lee, HKU Architecture Students Cost: 85,000RMB Area: 2
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The Netatmo smart security camera recognizes who’s in your house and when Perhaps one of the most important uses for connected devices these days is home security, and while there are plenty of home security cameras around, most of them don’t seem to be very smart. Netatmo hopes to changes that, and has come up with a security camera that not only watches over your house, but has facial recognition so that it knows not to sound the alarms when you or a family member ar
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Vision-threatening stages of diabetic retinopathy associated with higher risk of depression Researchers examined the association between severity of diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema with symptoms of depression and anxiety in adults with diabetes.
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Combination chemo-radiation therapy may help preserve larynx for patients with laryngeal cancer Researchers assessed the rates of laryngeal (having to do with the larynx [voice box]) preservation and laryngectomy-free survival in patients receiving the monoclonal antibody cetuximab and radiation therapy (CRT) or radiation therapy alone.
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High blood pressure by itself is not necessarily an emergency Visits to emergency departments for patients with hypertension increased by 64 percent between 2002 and 2012 while hospitalizations for those visits declined by 28 percent. A new study suggests that aggressive home monitoring of blood pressure may be driving patients to emergency departments despite the lack of other emergency conditions, such as stroke.
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Cancer cell lines predict drug response and accelerate personalized medicine Research has shown that patient-derived cancer cell lines harbor most of the same genetic changes found in patients’ tumors, and could be used to learn how tumors are likely to respond to new drugs, increasing the success rate for developing new personalized cancer treatments.
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How cooperation emerges in competing populations Social behavior like reaching a consensus is a matter of cooperation. However, individuals in populations often spontaneously compete and only cooperate under certain conditions. These problems are so ubiquitous that physicists have now developed models to understand the underlying logic that drives competition. A new study shows the dynamics of competing agents with an evolving tendency to collab
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Model for predicting coastal storm damage in the North SeaA system for predicting storm damage by waves in northern areas of the North Sea has been developed by mathematicians. The north-east Scottish coast was found to be more exposed to swell arriving from the North Atlantic and the Norwegian Sea, while the central and southern coasts were more exposed to local wind-sea waves and to storms generated in the wider North Sea.
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100s of deaths in 2 cities in 2003 heatwave due to human-made climate change Scientists have specified how many deaths can be attributed to human-made climate change during an extreme heatwave. Researchers calculate that in Paris, the hottest city in Europe during the heatwave in summer 2003, 506 out of 735 summer deaths recorded in the French capital were due to a heatwave made worse by human-made climate change. The impact was less severe in London, with an additional 64
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Dozens killed in attack on Shiite shrine north of BaghdadIslamic State group extremists attacked a Shiite shrine north of Baghdad, killing 30 people, just days after one of the deadliest ever bombings in the country, a security spokesman said Friday.
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‘They took one Saddam, but got us many more’: Young Iraqi man tells RT he wants justice for Blair Blair’s apology for the Iraq invasion is not going to bring the “destroyed” country and dead people back, a disabled Iraqi man, who lost his whole family, told RT. He demands justice for those whose actions only created “many more Saddams”. Read Full Article at RT.com
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How the ‘graying biomedical workforce’ affects scientific funding in the US As a result of the ‘graying of the biomedical workforce’ in the United States, many suspect that a preference for older, more experienced researchers in the competitive government grant application process is driving younger scientists away from academia. But a new government study into how the National Institutes of Health awards R01 grants questions this explanation.
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Why architects should let the microbes in Architectural design is often concerned with energy efficiency or aesthetics, not microbial exposure. But, in a new article environmental engineers make a case for assessing the benefits of having these unseen organisms in our homes. Maybe, they say, instead of pushing all of them out, we should let the right ones in.
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Results of first study assessing clinical impact of ESMO-MCBS Details of the first study by one of Europe’s largest cancer centers assessing the clinical impact and feasibility of the ESMO Magnitude of Clinical Benefit Scale in a real-life context are now available to the public.
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Chewed plants help detect viruses in wild mountain gorillas, 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 studying mountain gorillas and golden monkeys in East-Central Africa.
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Yahoo’s Facebook Messenger chatbots talk money, weather, monkeys If you felt that talking with Yahoo’s recently launched Radar traveling planner was more of a constrained, scripted conversation, then these four new Facebook Messenger conversation partners might be more to your liking. Riding on the chatbot wave, Yahoo is introducing not just one but four of them, amusingly for Facebook Messenger (because who still uses Yahoo Messenger?). Three of … Continue re
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State Department re-launches its own probe into Clinton e-mails Clinton’s staff may face administrative sanctions for mishandling classified information from the State Department, and she may now face a perjury investigation. (credit: CSPAN) Now that criminal charges are off the table in the investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s e-mails, the US State Department is taking up its own investigation once again, looking into the mishandling
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Two groundbreaking studies reflect new paradigm in breast cancer research In a new paradigm of breast cancer research, physicians are fast-tracking promising new experimental drugs for further study, while immediately dropping drugs that don’t work.
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California Highway Cops Shoot Teenager Who Made U-Turn in Cul De Sac After Following Him From an Illegal Street Car Meet Over the weekend, cops from the California Highway Patrol went undercover to surveil an illegal street car meet called a “sideshow,” as the Los Angeles Times reports . Instead of taking down license plates and sending tickets later or disrupting the event as it was happening, police followed an unknown number of suspects after the meeting ended. Two officers followed 19-year-old Pedro V
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20 veterans committed suicide every day in 2014 – studyAn average of 20 American veterans committed suicide daily in 2014, the US Department of Veterans Affairs revealed in its “most comprehensive” study of vet suicide rates yet. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Yamaha’s autonomous boat makes surveying a breezeWhen it comes to maintaining a dam, there’s more to worry about than stopping the walls from falling down. Silt buildup can damage a dam’s ability to effectively collect water, which means they need to be scanned and dredged periodically. Yamaha has developed an autonomous boat designed to make the mundane task of dam and lake bed sediment surveying a little bit easier. .. Continue Reading Yamaha
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Robot mimics vertebrate motion Pleurobot (credit: EPFL) École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) scientists have invented a new robot called “Pleurobot” that mimics the way salamanders walk and swim with unprecedented detail. Aside from being cool (and a likely future Disney attraction), the researchers believe designing the robot will provide a new tool for understanding the evolution of vertebrate locomotion. That cou
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Department of Health on the hunt for data analytics panelThe Australian Department of Health plans to extend its existing data analytics capabilities with the establishment of a health data analytics panel in September.
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Brexit Shows Why Central Planning Won’t Work Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rss Global Economy Interventionism Philosophy and Methodology Brexit Shows Why Central Planning Won’t Work 0 Views For months before the Brexit referendum on June 23rd, entire industries were hard at work attempting to predict how the UK electorate would vote. Polling companies canvassed neighborhoods, made phone calls, sent surveys by e-mail, monitored websites, and s
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Debian Founder’s 2015 Death Ruled A Suicide gosand writes: According to a story on The Register, the death of Ian Murdock in late 2015 has been ruled a suicide. This news brings some closure to the sad ending of his life. An interesting note from the article that I never knew before: “he was the Ian in Debian; his girlfriend at the time, Debra Lynn, was the Deb.” Debian has truly been a cornerstone in the Linux world, and the foun
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Mark Zuckerberg comments on ‘graphic and heartbreaking’ video Striking a much different tone this time, Mark Zuckerberg again commented on a Facebook livestream gone viral . Unlike the cheery Chewbacca Mom video , this was about a stream capturing the immediate aftermath of police shooting a black motorist in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, broadcast by the victim’s fiancee from inside the car. The Facebook CEO did not comment on the glitch his company said was
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A New Way of Looking at Solar Cells Perovskite crystals could be engineered to far outperform silicon.
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Friday Quiz: Intelligent Instruments (1982), DMMs Part 2Can you name more of these “intelligent” DMMs featured in an EDN article from 1982?
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You won’t want to put this two-headed prawn on the barbieImagine a Paul Hogan from hell picking this crustacean out for you. A two-headed prawn was spotted at an Australian aquarium just before it was set to become fish food. SEE ALSO: Comedian posts some brilliant animal facts across Los Angeles Zoo It was found in a packet of frozen prawns by aquarist Laura Colton, who works at the Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium in Townsville, located in the sta
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Could SmartNews Prove To Be The Media’s Unlikely Sidekick? The news app is raising more money and once again heading for the U.S. In the wake of Facebook’s decision to pull back from publishers and focus more on connecting friends and family, the media is looking for a distribution method it can count on. SmartNews, which just raised $38 million, is hoping to be that app. Read Full Story
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Protests, outrage & grief in aftermath of fatal shooting of cops in Dallas Five police officers have been killed in Dallas with a further seven injured. This followed mass protests that have been taking place following the fatal shooting of two black men, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, by police. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Embraer 170 becomes first non-Boeing ecoDemonstrator flying testbed Boeing showed off the latest aircraft in its ecoDemonstrator program today, rolling out a specially modified version of an Embraer E170 designed to study ways to make aircraft aircraft greener and more efficient. The flying testbed will be used to study new technologies in Brazil over the next two months with the aim of bringing them to market more quickly. .. Continue Reading Embraer 170 becomes
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Buying a Headlamp? Here’s a Few Things to ConsiderBefore you buy a new headlamp, make sure you follow these pieces of advice. … Read More »
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Promising Automotive Tech from the ’80s, Today We look back at technology introduced to cars back in the ’80s and see how far it’s come. … Read More »
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Deals of Note: July 8, 2016 How to save on a serrated kitchen knife, stylish sake cups and white sneakers for summer. … Read More »
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Today in Gear: July 8, 2016 The worst James Bond’s Rolex, a cast-iron Dutch oven, an eight-wheeled amphibious vehicle and much more. … Read More »
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US and South Korea agree THAAD missile defence deployment The US and South Korea agree to deploy a controversial missile defence system, in the wake of intensifying threats from North Korea.
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‘Burqa ban’ comes into force: Swiss region imposes first fines The Swiss canton of Ticino has issued its first two fines to two people who violated the region’s newly-imposed law that bans Muslim women, both locals and tourists, from wearing burqas in public places. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Protesters storm the Capitol steps in D.C. over police violence Protesters swarmed the steps of the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Thursday night to express anger over the deaths of two black men who were shot by police. SEE ALSO: Facebook confronts the grisly reality of live video with the shooting of Philando Castile On Wednesday night, the girlfriend of Philando Castile shared graphic footage on Facebook of the 32-year-old man bloody and slumped over afte
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Tensions will be high in many US cities after four police officers killed at a protest over the shooting by police of unarmed black men Four Dallas police officers were killed and seven others were wounded. Two snipers shot the 11 from elevated positions during a protest. Two officers are in surgery and three are in critical condition. The shooting happened as protests were underway about two blocks from Dealey Plaza. Read more »
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George Riding’s Wire Series coffee table comes with integrated accessories Graduate shows 2016: this coffee table by Northumbria University graduate George Riding features objects that nestle into the furniture’s metal framework (+ slideshow). (more…)
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AI deep learning system helps keep lawn cat poop-freeEverything from sequencing genomes to writing sick rap beats can be tackled by deep learning software nowadays. By feeding in databases of information, we’re helping AIs learn better over time, whether that means helping autonomous cars process their environment , tracking hands in virtual spaces, or letting barista-bots figure out how to use a new coffee machine on their own. Apparently, it can
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USDA predicts global food insecurity will drop to 6% of world population from 17% today US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has predicted that by 2026 6% of the world population will inadequate access to food which would be down from 17% today USDA-ERS’s new International Food Security Assessment model is a demand-oriented framework that includes information on domestic prices, consumer responsiveness to changes in prices and incomes, and food quality differences by income groups. G
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Genetic testing can help deliver precision medicine to men with advanced prostate cancer Genetic testing in men with advanced prostate cancer could pick up a significant proportion whose disease may be caused by inherited mutations in genes involved in repairing DNA damage, a major new study reveals. read more
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Testing for inherited mutations could benefit men with advanced prostate cancer Inherited mutations in genes that function to repair DNA may contribute to metastatic prostate cancer more than previously recognized, according to a study out today in the New England Journal of Medicine . Though infrequent in the general population, inherited mutations in specific types of DNA repair genes, such as BRCA1 and BRCA2, are known to predispose to prostate cancer. However, the rate o
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Marijuana Could Be Key in Curing Alzheimer’s Disease, Find Researchers Researchers find that a compound within marijuana may potentially protect from the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Read More
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After Dallas shootings, ex-congressman tweets threat of war against Obama – CNET Technically Incorrect: As at least four police officers lie dead, former Rep. Joe Walsh takes to Twitter to threaten the president on behalf of “Real America.”
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20 times more sensitivity gravity sensor will transform oil discoveries Neos and Lockheed Martin are building a unique gravity sensor, which is so advanced that it could find a 10-meter tall hill buried 1 km below the earth’s surface. The technology could find an armored truck full of gold 20 m below the earth, purely by sensing the effect the bullion imparts on the local gravity field. The new technology, called Full Tensor Gradiometry (FTG) Plus, has 20 times the s
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Crave giveaway: Skulpt Chisel fat and muscle tracker – CNET The Skulpt Chisel measures your body fat and the growth of individual muscles. Would you call it a scanner or joke about getting cut? Personally, we’d give it away, and here’s how you could win.
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party / space / design completes thinkin’ outside the fox café in bangkok located in a 3-story commercial building, the concept visualized the space as several stackable boxes, leading the team to restructure the building to make it look spacious and airy. The post party / space / design completes thinkin’ outside the fox café in bangkok appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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Z4Z4 commissions sci-fi photoshoot for half-sunken house in Madrid Three corrugated cylinders are raised on stilts above subterranean living spaces and gardens to form this Madrid house by Z4Z4, which is captured in a science-fiction-inspired photoshoot (+ 360-degree videos). (more…)
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Property funds suspend trading in biggest seize-up since financial crisis Property funds worth £18 billion have stopped trading after Brexit sent a chill through the commercial property market. […] The fear was that too many property investors would try to take their money out at once, forcing fund managers to sell properties at a loss. […] The Bank of England has warned that the share prices of UK real estate investment trusts have fallen sharply following the ref
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I rode this cute self-driving bus that’s coming to Japan next month DeNA, the Japanese company you might remember as the key collaborator in Nintendo’s smartphone efforts , wants to be a player in the transportation game. After announcing initiatives related to self-driving taxis, car-sharing, and parking space-sharing, the company has now detailed plans for an autonomous bus service called Robot Shuttle. Robot Shuttle is a joint effort with a French company call
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Hybrid balloon/glider designed to wing its way through Titan’s atmosphere With a suspected subterranean sea of liquid water, oceans of methane on the surface and an atmosphere that could give rise to non-water-based life , it’s no surprise that scientists are keen to learn more about Saturn’s moon Titan. To that end, a new joint project between the Global Aerospace Corporation (GAC) and Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (NGAS) is developing a new exploration vehicle d
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Skeleton with stone-encrusted teeth found in Mexico ancient ruins Archeologists have discovered the 1,600-year-old skeleton of an upper-class woman whose skull was intentionally deformed and teeth were encrusted with mineral stones near Mexico’s ancient ruins of Teotihuacan.
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Coinbase eyes Japan expansion after landing investment from Bank of Tokyo Coinbase, one of the world’s largest bitcoin companies, has set its sights on Japan after landing funding from a range of Japanese investors, including one firm that helped Twitter set up shop in the country. Read More
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ensso aims to design the most minimal pen / pencil unoPen Uno and Pencil Uno are perhaps the most minimal and thinnest writing instruments in the market. The design aims to be elegant and discreet focusing on the details and essential components. The post ensso aims to design the most minimal pen / pencil uno appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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New tech could have helped police locate shooters in DallasPotential shooter location in Dallas (credit: Fox News) JULY 8, 3:56 AM EDT — Livestreamed data from multiple users with cell phones and other devices could be used to help police locate shooters in a situation like the one going on right now in Dallas, says Jon Fisher, CEO of San Francisco-based CrowdOptic . Here’s how it would work: You view (or record a video of) a shooter with your phone. You
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Brickbat: Freedom of Religion The Ontario Court of Appeal, the province’s highest court, has upheld the decision by the Law Society of Upper Canada not to accredit a Christian university’s law school . The court found that Trinity Western University’s “community covenant,” which bars students from having sex outside heterosexual marriage, discriminates against gays and lesbians. The ruling means that Trinity Western
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In drive toward autonomous vehicles, will Tesla or Google pull ahead of competition? Google and Tesla agree autonomous vehicles will make streets safer, and both are racing toward a driverless future. But when Google tested its self-driving car prototype on employees a few years ago, it noticed something that would take it down a different path from Tesla.
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Theatre is therapy for Syrian women evoking ancient tale of loss and exile LONDON — There is a moment in the Queens of Syria play in which a Syrian mother recalls when she was forced to leave her hometown after giving birth to her third child. She was hiding in the third floor of a shabby building with her family when heavy shelling filled the night with a white light. Swiftly, the mother grabbed her children and rushed to escape, but when she arrived to the ground floo
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Watch 100+ Free Public Domain Movies on YouTube Now I was going to start this post talking about taking a trip down memory lane to watch some older movies. However, I’m willing to bet that for many of you (myself included), nothing we’re going to talk about here came out in your lifetime. That’s because we’re looking at a YouTube channel that has over 100 public domain movies available to watch anytime for free. The list of films on the aptly name
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NIH Researchers Develop Technology Which Assists in Identification and Destruction of Cancer Cells NIH-funded researchers have developed an innovative technology that can identify and assist the destruction of cancer cells in mice, causing no harm to the surrounding healthy tissue. A treatment by…
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Scientists Develop New Method to Improve Cathode Materials by Creating Oxygen Vacancies A new method to improve the strength and energy storing ability of a specific type of “lithium-rich” cathode materials has been demonstrated by an international group of scientists. They…
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Review: Dyson Cinetic Big Ball It’s hard to deny Dyson’s position at the forefront of cutting-edge vacuum technology, with most other vacuum makers regularly playing catchup in an arena that’s been dominated for years by the trendsetting company. It’s easy to be instantly impressed by Dyson’s manoeuvrable and endlessly convenient stick vacuums, with their impressive suction, lightweight builds and attractive designs – all with
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Here’s how IBM’s Watson is aiming to kick our asses on social media IBM has outlined how it’s using its AI Watson to beat us all to the punch on the likes of Twitter and Facebook with the goal of capturing the attention of the ever-mysterious millennial. Watson is already doing some remarkable stuff in the realms of medical data, but the much-heralded artificial intelligence project is still probably best known for beating us mere mortal humans at US game show Je
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Fungarium and Astro Mini Farm triumph in Star Trek replicator challenge The next generation of trekkies is off to an inspiring start with winners recently named in the Future Engineers 3D Printing Star Trek Replicator Challenge. The budding student scientists were invited to engineer the future of food production, particularly those that would address issues faced by long interplanetary space flight and manned missions on Mars. .. Continue Reading Fungarium and Astro
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Amazon finally lets Echo play Spotify or Pandora by defaultAmazon’s Echo speakers have a ton of smart capabilities , but until recently, playing music from any service other than Prime Music required telling the device which service to use each time. Now, users may have noticed an option to set Pandora or Spotify as its default music player. If you have one of the Alexa-connected devices, then you can go into its control app on the web or a mobile device
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Novel Discovery by NUS Scientists Improves Profiling of Aml Patients for Targeted Therapies Researchers from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore at the National University of Singapore have identified a set of genes, including DNMT3A, that could potentially be used to predict clinical outcomes of patients who suffer from a type of Acute Myeloid Leukemia associated with an FLT3 internal tandem duplication mutation.
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Science on the verge of creating ’emotional’ computerResearchers from the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI are developing an emotion-based artificial intelligence.
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Don’t miss: walking through the Economist Plaza The Economist Plaza was designed by Alison and Peter Smithson in the 1960s and still serves as a seminal example of an inviting and approachable urban space in Central London. The project is successful because it bravely addresses the clash between the aesthetic of the Smithsons and the surrounding historic fabric. St. James’s is steeped in history and tradition. The Economist Plaza itself shares
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Samsung introduces world’s first universal flash storage (UFS) removable memory card line-up Samsung Electronics today unveiled the industry’s first removable memory cards based on the JEDEC Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 1.0 Card Extension Standard, for use in high-resolution mobile shooting devices such as DSLRs, 3D VR cameras, action cams and drones. Coming in a wide range of storage capacities including 256, 128, 64 and 32 gigabyte (GB), Samsung’s UFS cards are expected to bring a sign
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President Obama Addresses Dallas Shootout, Talks About Access to ‘Powerful Weapons’ President Obama addressed last night’s shooting in Dallas , where multiple snipers shot and killed five police officers, wounding six others, during a Black Lives Matter rally over the police shootings of Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota. “We still don’t know all the facts,” President Obama said at the beginning of a press conference in Warsaw, where a NATO
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SETI Institute calls for new tools in search for extraterrestrial intelligence The SETI Institute Director of Research, proposed a broader, multidisciplinary approach to the SETI search, beyond radio and optical modalities, in an article published today in the journal Astrobiology. “Are we alone in the Universe?” is the provocative question that inspires the scientific search for life beyond Earth. Today, we know definitively of only one planet that hosts life, and
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Week in Tech: Week in Tech: Footballing robots, Android phones and gun-totin’ drones There’s been a distinct robot theme running through the news this week. Apparently robots are coming after us with guns, with claws and, er, with our lunch. And we’ve also been hearing rumours about some new Androids coming our way – okay they’re new phones and watches from Google, rather than actual androids, but you get our drift. We’re also counting down to the imminent Prime Day, when Amazon
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Behmor Brewer review: A connected coffeemaker for coffee geeks Wi-Fi connectivity and a smartphone app help deliver a precisely calculated brew.
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Pelican instrument provides crucial experimental evidence of unusual quantum state Experiments using inelastic neutron scattering at the Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering have found indications of a possible new quantum spin state in a novel antiferromagnetic material barium ytterbium zinc oxide (Ba3Yb2Zn5O11) which provides both a challenge and validation of the third law of thermodynamics.
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5 Strategies Facebook Uses To Avoid Office PoliticsFacebook’s global head of engineering offers simple strategies to rout out toxic, self-serving behaviors. Office politics. At best, they’re something to be navigated to achieve your goals. At worst, they can make work a toxic hive that encourages back-stabbing and other bad behavior. Read Full Story
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Are Empty High-End Restaurants The Next Coworking Trend? Several startups are offering off-hours restaurant spaces as an affordable alternative to traditional coworking offices. Turning empty offices into coworking spaces isn’t cheap: You need to pay rent and buy desks, chairs, perhaps a fancy coffeemaker for the kitchen. So while a coworking membership is often cheaper for entrepreneurs and freelancers than renting their own office, it can cost severa
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Is A Brexit Do-Over Vote Likely? Despite widespread coverage of Brexit discontent, the road to a revote will be difficult. It may seem like the entire world is unhappy with the U.K.’s Brexit vote to leave the EU. But is a do-over possible? Read Full Story
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10 reasons to reject Microsoft’s free Windows 10 upgradeAn offer you can refuse The clock is ticking, folks. If you want to upgrade to Windows 10 for free, you only have until July 29, 2016 to do so. And most people should! Windows 10 is the best Windows yet , chock full of handy new features , sleek under-the-hood improvements , and headache-killing extras . To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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New 2D Materials Created by Graphene Hydraulic Nano-press A graphene hydraulic ‘nano-press’ has proven its potential to develop 2D materials by applying pressure on the compounds that are trapped between graphene layers. The first-ever 2D…
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Russia set for record grain production in 2016 – UN The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has raised its forecast for this year’s global cereal production to over two billion tons, and is projecting a record harvest for Russia. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Moscow warns of ‘dangerous consequences’ as US moves to place missile defense system in S. Korea The boosting of US missile defense potential in Asia and the Pacific undermines the existing global security balance, the Russian Foreign Ministry said after it was announced that Washington intends to place missile defense systems in South Korea. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Now it’s war. Watch out Obama & BlackLivesMatter punks’ – ex-Congressman Joe Walsh As the US find itself in the grip of heightened racial tensions, former Illinois Republican Congressman Joe Walsh took to Twitter to tell President Obama the chaos unfolding in Dallas is “now a war.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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New ferromagnetic superconductor—CsEuFe4As4Superconductivity (SC) and ferromagnetism (FM) are mutually antagonistic collective phenomena in solids. Macroscopically, a superconductor expels magnetic fluxes from its interior below the …
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Charity Finally Discovers Venmo Loophole That Lets Everyone Spam Us It was only a matter of time before spam came to Venmo and, frankly, it’s astonishing that it took so long to figure out the marketing secret: You can message anyone on Venmo, so long as you send them as little as one cent . Or, perhaps other companies figured it out much earlier and decided that this was a bad marketing strategy. Not the WaterIsLife charity, which sent one cent to people appeari
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Russia may test-fire its most powerful ballistic missile Sarmat near Hawaii Moscow (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2016 Russia has started large-scale preparations for flight tests of the new “Sarmat” heavy intercontinental ballistic missile which is set to join the service by 2018. The former Chief of Staff of the Strategic Missile Forces, Viktor Esin, said that the missile will replace the most powerful RS-20V Voevoda (according to NATO classification – SS-18 Satan)ballisti
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Accelerating Research into Dark Energy – 6 July 2016 7pm EDT London, UK (SPX) Jul 08, 2016 A quick method for making accurate, virtual universes to help understand the effects of dark matter and dark energy has been developed by UCL and CEFCA scientists. Making up 95% 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. The new approach, published in
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Russian Scientists Propose Charging Satellites Using Land-Based Lasers Novosibirsk (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2016 Russian scientists from the Novosibirsk-based Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics have proposed a project in the field of space communications that envisages charging space satellites by means of land-based laser equipment, the head of the institute’s research laboratory said Monday. The Institute of Nuclear Physics has started experimenting on a new powerful fre
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Aftermath of Star Being Swallowed by Supermassive Black Hole Onsala, Sweden (SPX) Jul 08, 2016 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. An international team of radio astronomers led by Jun Yang (Ons
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Ultra-Accurate Synchronization Technology for Largest Radio Telescope Perth, Australia (SPX) Jul 08, 2016 Last week, a team of Australian researchers successfully completed ‘astronomical verification’ of a critical subsystem of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) – the forthcoming radio telescope that will be the largest and most sensitive on Earth. The equipment in question, built in partnership with SKA’s Signal and Data Transport consortium, was a prototype of the S
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Discovery of Gravitational Waves – What Comes NextHannover, Germany (SPX) Jul 08, 2016 The era of gravitational wave astronomy began a few months ago with the first direct detection of gravitational waves. Now, about 150 scientists from all over the world followed the invitation of the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute/AEI) in Hannover, Germany, and gathered for discussions of the most recent developments a
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Chemical Trail Could Lead To Clues About Life On TitanIthaca NY (SPX) Jul 08, 2016 NASA’s Cassini and Huygens missions have provided a wealth of data about chemical elements found on Saturn’s moon Titan, and Cornell scientists have uncovered a chemical trail that suggests prebiotic conditions may exist there. Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, features terrain with Earth-like attributes such as lakes, rivers and seas, although filled with liquid methane a
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Gauging the impact of climate change on US agriculture To assess the likely impact of climate change on U.S. agriculture, researchers typically run a combination of climate and crop models that project how yields of maize, wheat, and other key crops will change over time. But the suite of models commonly used in these simulations, which account for a wide range of uncertainty, produces outcomes that can range from substantial crop losses to bountiful
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Landslide kills 35 in northwest China Beijing (AFP) July 7, 2016 At least 35 have been killed in a landslide in China’s northwestern Xinjiang region, state media reported Thursday. The landslide caused by heavy rain hit a village in the Kunlun Mountains, burying houses and their occupants in the early hours of Wednesday. By Thursday night 35 bodied had been pulled from the debris, according to the official Xinhua news agency. A rescue
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Indonesian volcano puts on spectacular blue light showBanyuwangi, Indonesia (AFP) July 7, 2016 Brilliant blue flames light up the night sky above Kawah Ijen, casting an eerie electric glow as they flow down the sides of the active volcano in remote Indonesia. Hot sulphuric gases – escaping at high pressure through cracks in this legendary mountain – ignite upon contact with air, burning a fantastic, iridescent blue. This strange natural phenomenon ca
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ORNL scientists isolate, culture elusive Yellowstone microbe Oak Ridge TN (SPX) Jul 08, 2016 A microbial partnership thriving in an acidic hot spring in Yellowstone National Park has surrendered some of its lifestyle secrets to researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Mircea Podar of ORNL’s Biosciences Division led a team that isolated the archaeon Nanopusillus acidilobi, cultured these tiny microbes – just 100 to 300 billion
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Zimbabwe farmers benefit from China agricultural technology transfer Harare, Zimbabwe (SPX) Jul 08, 2016 Zimbabwean farmers and students are benefiting from the China-Aid Agricultural Technology Demonstration Center (CATDC), 27 km north-west of Harare, where they are getting knowledge on how to improve their yields. CATDC is nestled on a 109-hectare piece of land to the south of Gwebi College and composed of an agricultural production and training base where it mer
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Feeding the world by rewiring plant mouths Stanford CA (SPX) Jul 08, 2016 Plants have tiny pores on their leaves called stomata – Greek for mouths – through which they take in carbon dioxide from the air and from which water evaporates. New work from the lab of Dominique Bergmann, honorary adjunct staff member at Carnegie’s Department of Plant Biology and professor at Stanford University, reveals ways that the systems regulating the develo
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Bouncing droplets remove contaminants like pogo jumpersWashington DC (SPX) Jul 08, 2016 Scalpels that never need washing. Airplane wings that de-ice themselves. Windshields that readily repel raindrops. While the appeal of a self-cleaning, hydrophobic surface may be apparent, the extremely fragile nature of the nanostructures that give rise to the water-shedding surfaces greatly limit the durability and use of such objects. To remedy this, researchers
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Warming pulses in ancient climate record link volcanoes, asteroid impact and dinosaur-killing mass Ann Arbor MI (SPX) Jul 08, 2016 A new reconstruction of Antarctic ocean temperatures around the time the dinosaurs disappeared 66 million years ago supports the idea that one of the planet’s biggest mass extinctions was due to the combined effects of volcanic eruptions and an asteroid impact. Two University of Michigan researchers and a Florida colleague found two abrupt warming spikes in ocean te
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Soil increasingly at risk from household productsChanging Australian soil conditions are exposing crops to silver nanoparticles, which are widely used in household products, a study led by The University of Queensland has found.
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Video: Yale unveils 3D view of the world inside of cellsNew generations of microscopy have opened up a dazzling world that exists in the interior of new cells. But even the best of the new technology has had a trouble of recording the depth of cellular structures – until now.
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This mechanical keyboard is a great, cheap option for Mac users With Apple’s relentless quest for thinness resulting in products like the MacBook featuring keyboards that I personally find to cause actual physical discomfort, I wouldn’t be surprised to see more and more Mac users exploring the Windows-dominated world of mechanical keyboards in search of a more satisfying typing experience. The new wireless Magic Keyboard is pretty good considering its ultra-s
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Tesla deals with fallout over second crash report in as many weeks Forget Autopilot mode — Tesla is in fight-back mode. The company is pushing back against accusation it acted unethically in the case of the fatal May 7th accident of its Model S sedan while in Autopilot mode, and now it is dealing with the fallout over another accident, this time of a Model X. But investigators, and Tesla, still don’t know exactly what caused that second accident — was it Autop
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Spotify Wants You to Discover Music From People’s Out-Of-Office Emails Do you remember those birthday cards that played a song when you opened them? Do you remember how they were sort of cool, but everyone closed the card immediately out of embarrassment? That is how I feel about Spotify’s new feature, which lets you create a personalized playlist to go with your out-of-office email. The new feature, called OOO, makes a playlist that queues up popular tracks at your
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Dutch offshore wind project shatters cost reduction goalsThe offshore wind industry is aiming for a cost of €100/MWh by 2020. This project is coming in at €72.70.
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Winterproofed houseboat with a rooftop deck is a tiny hotel on the river (Video) Here is one woman’s version of simple living on the river, in a boat that is equipped to see the tough northern winters through.
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Tim Cook tweets about ‘senseless killings’ this week – and new tweet about Dallas officers [U] Update: Since Cook’s original tweet, five Dallas police officers have been killed, and six more wounded, by gunmen shooting during protests at the earlier deaths. Cook sent a further tweet in response. Our hearts go out to the families of the fallen officers and the entire #Dallas community. Justice cannot be gained through violence. — Tim Cook (@tim_cook) July 8, 2016 Apple CEO Tim Cook has twee
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Biologist considers evolutionary forces that brought seagulls from the ocean to the city On a recent visit to Paris, I saw all kinds of things I expected—cafés, crêpe stands, street musicians, and art galleries. But I also saw something I did not expect — seagulls. What are seagulls doing in Paris, far from the ocean?
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Biologist developing 3D computer model of a full animal, cell by cell Human diseases are network diseases,” said Eyleen O’Rourke, an assistant professor of biology and cell biology at the University of Virginia.
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Robots don’t just take jobs, they can help a new business grow “Make an appointment for 4pm today with Gary,” I say to my assistant as I hang up from a promising phone call with a potential client. There was a time when you had to be high up in an organisation to have an assistant.
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GM-NASA space robot partnership brings ‘roboglove’ to liferoboglove is a major step toward introducing soft exoskeleton technology globally. The post GM-NASA space robot partnership brings ‘roboglove’ to life appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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UK govt gambled with troops’ mental health over Iraq & Afghanistan – Chilcot Multiple wars fought at the same time saw the British government risking troops’ mental health by ignoring their own guidelines on repeated, back-to-back deployments, the Chilcot Inquiry has found. Read Full Article at RT.com
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150 rebel Labour MPs to defy Corbyn in imminent Trident vote Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is facing mounting pressure to resign as 150 rebel MPs prepare to vote against him on Britain’s nuclear deterrent later this month. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Never Lose Your Car In Parking Lots Again With YAB!Finding your parked car is always a pain in the neck. While a number of apps exist which aim to solve this problem, the fact of the … Read More
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HYBRX Is A $69 Fully-Powered PC Running Android Remix OS Most people don’t need half the power that their PC ships with. Think about it, unless you’re a gamer, a musician, or a video editor then chances … Read More
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Comcast’s Netflix Deal Could Open a New Front in Net Neutrality War You can now use Netflix with Comcast’s TV service. And that could make the set-top box the next front in the battle to keep the Internet truly neutral. The post Comcast’s Netflix Deal Could Open a New Front in Net Neutrality War appeared first on WIRED .
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Don’t Be So Quick to Flush 15 Years of Brain Scan StudiesNeuroscientists—including the study’s whistleblowing authors—are saying the negative attention focused on fMRI studies is overblown. The post Don’t Be So Quick to Flush 15 Years of Brain Scan Studies appeared first on WIRED .
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Grab a Barf Bag and Watch Boeing’s 787-9 Fly Like a Fighter Jet This test flight was a chance for the captains to have some fun, and practice ahead of their upcoming technical demonstration at the Farnborough International Airshow next week. The post Grab a Barf Bag and Watch Boeing’s 787-9 Fly Like a Fighter Jet appeared first on WIRED .
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In time warping study, people unconsciously controlled blood sugar levels (credit: Dennis van Zuijlekom ) Ideas can be powerful drugs. If a person is simply convinced that a pill or treatment is going to yield real results, it can—even if that pill or treatment is completely bogus. Those results can be pretty substantial, too. Mental maneuvering, or placebo effect, can improve pilots’ vision , help people lose weight , and even up their IQ by a few points . And, accord
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London mayor announces major crackdown on polluting vehicles If you drive an old, polluting car, it’ll cost you £10 more per day to drive into central London.
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A Q&A with Charles Duhigg, Author of Smarter Faster Better Scientific American Mind’s “How to Be a Better…” columnist Sunny Sea Gold and best-selling author Duhigg discuss what makes some people superhumanly productive — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Symmetry-violating neutrinos may hold the key to antimatter Latest results from the T2K and NOvA experiments, presented at the Neutrino 2016 conference
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This mind-blowing photo app makes Instagram’s filters look so lame There was a time when people thought a painter’s work was so intricate and personal, it was deemed impossible to recreate. Well, that time is over. With Prisma, you now have your own, personal Picasso in your pocket. Just pick a photo from your phone, and it starts painting. By using a combination of neural networks and artificial intelligence, the end results are a real sight to behold. It doesn
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Significant Digits For Friday, July 8, 2016 You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. 12 officers shot, 5 killed At least one gunman shot 12 police officers, killing five, in Dallas on Thursday night. Two civilians were also wounded. The attack occurred during a demonstration against recent police shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota. This story is still developing, so the
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Communities must play greater role in police hate crime training after rise in incidents Communities need to play a greater role in police training following the rise in reported hate crime incidents following the EU referendum, says the author of a report into how officers are trained to deal with hate crime.
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Opinion: Why scientists’ failure to understand GM opposition is stifling debate and halting progress Genetically modified crops are safe for human consumption and have the potential to feed the world and improve human health, scientists have been telling us for years. On June 30, 110 Nobel laureates from around the world signed a letter demanding that the environmental pressure group Greenpeace stop its campaign against GM crops. How many people must die before we consider this a “crime agai
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The curious case of Earth’s leaking atmosphere Earth’s atmosphere is leaking. Every day, around 90 tonnes of material escapes from our planet’s upper atmosphere and streams out into space. Although missions such as ESA’s Cluster fleet have long been investigating this leakage, there are still many open questions. How and why is Earth losing its atmosphere – and how is this relevant in our hunt for life elsewhere in the Universe?
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Finger-like blocks create secluded “micro-spaces” for Madrid residence by Abiboo Architecture This Madrid residence by Abiboo Architecture comprises a series of stacked volumes that taper out into the grounds to create secluded terraces for its famous owner (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Surf Air is expanding its “all-you-can-fly” service to EuropeSurf Air, the travel startup that offers “all you can fly” service to paying members, will begin running routes in Europe this October, the company announced today. Specifically, Surf Air’s European routes will include multiple daily flights between UK’s London Luton Airport, and other business hubs like Cannes, Geneva and Zurich. The company also intends to offer… Read More
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Trade, Innovation Get Major Boost with ITA Expansion By eliminating tariffs on trade in tech products, ITA expansion will spur an estimated $190 billion in annual GDP growth globally.
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Mammal-like mastication for the dinosaur LeptoceratopsWe all chew, but hardly ever think about it. Even a moment’s consideration, though, reveals how complex of a process it actually is. Jaws move, teeth gnash, and food gets broken from big bits into smaller bits. Even that is a vast oversimplification, though.
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Thinking of Buying a Chromecast? Buy a Stick PC InsteadIn the middle of 2016, we can firmly say that you should not buy a smart TV. No matter which TV you have, you will need an external device with it that adds the smarts. For most people, the first choice is Google’s Chromecast, a much-loved device costing just $35. But maybe, just maybe, it’s not right for you… The Chromecast is a fantastic device, there is no doubt about that. But if you thought
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Multipatterning Poses Process Challenges Multiple patterning is an innovative approach to scaling semiconductors, but it also poses significant challenges controlling process variations.
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ODA Unveils Plans for “A City Within a City” in Brooklyn, New York Courtesy of ODA New York ODA New York has unveiled the plans for Bushwick II, a 1,000,000 square feet apartment development that will occupy two city blocks in Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood in New York . Located on the former site of the Rheingold Brewery, the project will act as a “city within the city,” and is modeled after “the quintessential European village,” featuring a meandering system
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Where the Presidential Candidates Stand on Drug Policy A recently released draft of the Democratic Party’s platform calls for federal accommodation of state-licensed marijuana businesses. As I explain in my latest Forbes column, that’s quite a turnaround from the last time the party’s platform discussed marijuana: The last time the Democratic Party’s platform mentioned marijuana was in 1984, when it cited “25 million regular abusers of marijuana
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Limiting factors for the elusive sterile neutrino Latest results on the search for the sterile neutrino, presented at the Neutrino 2016 conference
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Golchi Bottle Golchi is the world?s first multi-functional and customizable bottle, it can keep your drinks hot, cold, or both at the same time! It features detachable modules that are independently insulated, one keeps your cold drinks icy for 24 hours, the other keeps your hot drinks at a hot temperature for up to 12 hours. It even features a separate dry storage compartment, so you can bring solids along fo
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Flashback Friday: Can getting a heart transplant change your personality? You might think that in this day and age, we would be past seeing the heart–an organ that pumps blood–as a center of a person’s personality. However, the authors of this study regularly dealt with real patients who worried that their personalities would change after a heart transplant. In fact, they report that some patients refuse hearts from the opposite sex, and others experience anxiety abou
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Jennifer Doudna, inventor of gene editing technology CRISPR Cas9, is coming to Disrupt Berkeley professor of chemistry and molecular and cell biology and the inventor of the revolutionary CRISPR Cas9 gene editing technology Jennifer Doudna is going to join us for the first time on our Disrupt stage in SF this September. We’ll chat with Doudna about her discovery of a tool called Cas9 that not only is upending the biotech industry but could have a domino effect on… Read More
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How to access your Chrome apps without the apps launcher In March, Google put an end to its attempted invasion of the Windows desktop by killing the Chrome Apps Launcher for Windows, Mac, and Linux. The company said at the time it would remove the launcher in July. The app launcher was an icon on the Windows taskbar that contained links to all your installed Chrome apps. The feature made it easier to get at your installed Chrome apps— say, Google Drive
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Researchers Use Carbon-Nanotube-Based Sensor to Monitor Structural Health Aging, deterioration and extreme events like earthquakes and hurricanes can take a toll on roads, bridges and other structures. With damage and defects often invisible, the search is on for systems…
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Cells in Ephemeral Molecules Manage Conflicting Effects of ROS by Sequestering to Nanodomains 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…
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NTU’s New Nanofiltration Membrane Helps Treat, Produce Extremely Clean Water at Low Cost 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. Typically, for the…
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Transformation pallet project In our final DIY Workshop Challenge, reader James Thomson repurposes a pallet to fashion a garden planter. check out this step-by-step guide. The post Transformation pallet project appeared first on Popular Mechanics .
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Bluetooth Smart Badge Express your inner thoughts to others without uttering a single word using this Bluetooth smart badge. Designed to be used as an electronic name tag, the badge has 3 levels of brightness and can hold up to 8 messages at once. Check it out $29.99
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Crescent Moon Light Bring a small piece of the enchanting nighttime sky into your bedroom using this crescent moon light. It’s handmade using a metallic frame, satin, and fairy lights which give off a soft glow – making this an ideal nightlight for the kids. Check it out $34.98
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Mathematical framework offers a more detailed understanding of network relationships (Phys.org)—A trio of math and computer scientists has developed a means for developing generalized frameworks that allow for clustering networks based on higher-order connectivity patterns. In their paper published in the journal Science, Austin Benson and Jure Leskovec with Stanford University and David Gleich with Perdue University outline their framework ideas and offer real life examples of wa
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Former congressman threatens ‘war’ against Obama in deleted tweet during Dallas shooting In the middle of the Dallas shooting that left five police officers dead, an ex-congressman threatened “war” against Barack Obama and the Black Lives Matter movement in a deleted tweet. SEE ALSO: 5 officers killed, 6 hurt by snipers near Dallas protest over police shootings Joe Walsh, who served as an Illinois congressman for the Republicans from 2011 to 2013, tweeted: “3 Dallas Cops ki
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What’s a Task Oriented Password? All our electronic companions, be it smartphone, tablet or laptop, need some kind of action before they unlock their screens to let us indulge in our god given right of swiping or typing or just stabbing at our touch screens.
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Inner Vision for the Weekend of July 8, 2016 You can grow an endless supply of herbs on your windowsill, all you need is a small container of water and some cuttings to start. Photo: Emily Han Inner Vision is a weekly digest connecting the dots between great everyday objects and the cultures and techniques behind living well with them. Here we move beyond recommendations and ratings, because just as important as knowing what to buy is knowi
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Most Popular This Week Most read reviews this week: The Best Wi-Fi Router (for Most People) , The Best Portable Bluetooth Speaker , and The Best Wireless Exercise Headphones . [ See all 10 most popular reviews this week .]
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A Brooklyn-based startup wants to grow your next leather jacket in a lab While cultured meats might soon be served for dinner, a Brooklyn-based startup has raised $53.5 million to fill your closet with lab-grown leather. In an animal-free process of biofabrication, Modern Meadow designs, grows, and binds collagen to form a network of fibers and a synthetic hide. They say the final product is practically indistinguishable from the leather stripped from animals. “Modern
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Too Traumatized to Science Recent traumatic events compromise my ability to science and wonder if #BlackLivesMatter to broader science communities, too — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Vision Restoration: Startup Develops Implantable PixelsFrench Startup Pixium Vision is moving fast in the field of vision restoration. The company is not only developing two distinct retinal-implant technologies to circumvent retinal degenerative diseases, it also hopes to be able one day to feed visual stimulation (from its proprietary bioinspired neuromorphic imaging sensor) directly to the visual cortex.
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How an ancient civilization flourished in the desolate Arabian desert 2,000 years ago One need only spend a few mid-day summer hours in Petra to sense how ruthless the Arabian desert can be, yet nearly 2,000 years ago, a gifted people that made the city their capital grew into one of the wealthiest civilizations in the ancient world. The story of how the Nabateans mastered life in the desert starts with their sophisticated understanding of water and hydraulic engineering, and an in
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Pokémon Go Killing Your Battery? This One-Day Amazon Deal Has You Covered. Anker PowerCore 20100 , $27 You probably know by now that Anker’s PowerCore line is your favorite brand of USB battery packs , and the 20,000mAh model is marked down to just $27 today, the best price we’ve seen. http://co-op.kinja.com/your-favorite-… For reference, that’s enough juice to charge an iPhone 6s about seven times, or a Galaxy S6 about five times, making it perfect for sharing during
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Charging for charging: UK EV drivers to lose free power privileges UK electric vehicle drivers are set to lose their free access to charging points provided by Ecotricity. The green energy supplier, which says its Electric Highway car charging network is the most comprehensive in both the UK and Europe, has announced that 20-minute rapid charging will now cost £5 (US$6.50). The network will remain free to access for Ecotricity’s domestic energy customers. .. Con
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Initiative to create ‘dark sky parks’ by keeping areas free from artificial light Karijini National Park is set to become WA’s first Dark Sky Park if Perth-based Dr Kellie Pendoley from Pendoley Environmental—and a leading member of the International Dark Sky Association (IDA)—gets her way.
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Testing the waters for European reuse opportunities The EU DEMOWARE project represents a milestone in water reuse technology, offering increased operational efficiency, improved planning ability, cost savings as well as lowering destructive environmental impacts, whilst mitigating against climate change.
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‘Israeli killers’ homes must be destroyed the way Palestinians’ are’ – lawyer The lawyer for the family of the Palestinian teenager whose 2014 murder sparked a new spike in settlement violence has called on Israel to treat his killers the same way it does Palestinian militants – which is to destroy their homes. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Black Power Political Organization claims Dallas shooting on Facebook, vows more attacks A Facebook community dubbed the ‘Black Power Political Organization’ has claimed responsibility for the shootings in Dallas, which killed at least five police officers. Their page retrieved from cache reveals they promise more attacks. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Hang your bike on the wall (and sequester some CO2) with the Bika It’s made from Killwood, the new very literal name for Pine Beetle killed lumber.
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Setting a satellite to catch a satellite The target is set: a large derelict satellite currently silently tumbling its way through low orbit. If all goes to plan, in 2023 it will vanish – and efforts against space debris will have made a giant leap forward.
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Audiobooks are Expensive! Here’s How You Can Listen on the Cheap Audiobooks make reading so much easier, since you can listen to a book while traveling, working out, and even working. Short commutes or a 10-minute walk around the block provide you with the perfect opportunity to listen to a few pages — with audiobooks, you can never complain that you don’t have enough time to read. There’s one big drawback, though: audiobooks are expensive. Many newer titles c
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Neural Networks for Artists From hallucinogenic-like DeepDream composites to mesmerizing style-transfer videos, visuals provide an engaging entry point to the world of machine learning — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Sony LED Light Bulb Speaker Get the party started with the Sony LED Light Bulb Speaker. As the name suggests, the revolutionary design of this product includes a bright LED light as well as a powerful speaker. Simply twist into a standard E26 light socket, customize the light and sound to your settings, and you’re good to go. Because the LED Light Bulb Speaker requires no extra cables or hardware, you can easily move this s
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Applying artificial intelligence and machine learning to transform health care supply chain In an effort to apply data-driven insights to one of the most fundamental aspects of running a health care system, UPMC announced today that it has formed Pensiamo, an independent company that aims to help hospitals improve supply chain performance through a comprehensive source-to-pay offering, including cognitive analytics with IBM Watson Health technologies. IBM is a minority owner of Pensiamo.
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Neutrinos that go bump in the night More data from RENO on the 5 MeV “excess”, presented at the Neutrino 2016 conference
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Flip Top Sport Infuser Water Bottle by Savvy InfusionInvigorate the boring taste of water with the Flip Top Sport Infuser Water Bottle by Savvy Infusion. Perfect for all year round, this dynamic water bottle ensures you get your full eight glasses of water without getting bored of the taste. Working great with all types of fruit including lemons, limes, oranges, and more, the Flip Top Sport Infuser Water Bottle holds your fresh fruit in the water t
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Twin Head Belt Cable by Native Union The Twin Head Belt Cable by Native Union is a super handy accessory with a dual connector tip on the other end. Complete with a USB connector on one end, this super handy cable features a dual connector tip on the other. Attached directly to the cable is a micro USB tip. Attached with a durable piece of plastic is a cover with a Lightning connector tip. This tip easily slides onto the micro USB p
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Nail it-Finger Saver Fixing a nail on the wall won’t bring much harm to your fingers anymore. Just like the name suggests, this finger saver will hold the nail in position while keeping your fingers out of harm’s way. It has been made out of plastic that suits all kinds of nail sizes. Apart from its functionality, what makes it a fun accessory is the cool design of a school boy. You will be bound to have a good laugh
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BikeBlock Concrete Bike Stand by urbanature Keep your bike safe, sound, and mounted securely with the BikeBlock Concrete Bike Stand by urbanature. Made from solid concrete and leather, this bike mount is compatible with a variety of bikes under 15kg with a width of 18mm to 54mm and 26” to 28” wheels. The BikeBlock Bike Stand is designed to remain on the floor and balance your bike upright by the back wheel. Perfect for those who live in ci
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Here’s how startups are outsmarting Siri and Alexa Nearly every big tech company now offers a digital assistant powered by artificial intelligence. Apple has Siri, Facebook has M, Microsoft has Cortana, Amazon has Alexa, and Google has, well, Google. The success of these services is heavily dependent on the mountains of data they have at their disposal — along with massive amounts of computing power to crunch that data, understand user queries, a
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Putin Gives Federal Security Agents Two Weeks To Produce ‘Encryption Keys’ For The Internet An anonymous reader writes: The President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, has ordered the Federal Security Service (FSB) to produce “encryption keys” to decrypt all data on the internet, and the FSB has two weeks to do it, Meduza reports. The head of the FSB, Alexander Bortnikov, is responsible for accomplishing such a task. “The new ‘anti-terrorist’ laws require all ‘org
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Scientists obtain evidence of many-body localization in a closed quantum system During equilibration ordinary many-body systems lose all information about the initial state. Every morning we experience an example for this behaviour. Milk poured into a cup of coffee mixes perfectly and after some time it is impossible to say how exactly the two fluids were put together. The same behaviour holds for almost all quantum systems. However, recently a new phenomenon called “man
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LHC performance reaches new highs It’s full speed ahead for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), as it shatters its own records one after the other, achieving record luminosity, record numbers of bunches and a record beam lifespan.
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Thousands of origami birds come together in Paris largest urban mural The massive Lunar Cycles mural was installed on a building slated for demolition at the end of the year to make room for a new housing development. Before beginning her installation, Mademoiselle Maurice applied 500 liters of black paint to the front of the 140-meter-long building to create a sharp contrast for the rainbow-like, geometric patterns created by the origami. The artist spent over 150
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Goats, sheep and cows could challenge dogs for title of ‘man’s best friend’ Since the evolution of dogs from wolves tens of thousands of years ago, they have been selectively bred for various roles as guards, hunters, workers and companions. But dogs are not the only animal humans have domesticated, which suggests that although dogs get all the attention, there’s reason to argue other species could also deserve the title of “man’s best friend”.
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The U.S. Airlines and Routes Approved for Flights to Havana Earlier this year, the Department of Transportation gave the go-ahead to resume passenger flights from the U.S. to Cuba. This week, they proposed to award eight airlines service to Havana: American, Delta, United, Southwest, Spirit, Alaska, Frontier, and JetBlue. The move is tentative and still subject to objections, but the DOT expects to finalize the approval later this summer. If it does, the
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Gaddafi son Saif al-Islam wants to ‘contribute to unification of Libya’ The embattled son of the late Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi was released from jail several weeks ago and has been living in the town of Zintan, his lawyers have told FRANCE 24.
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ICYMI: Skyjumping science experiments and more Today on In Case You Missed It : University of Melbourne researchers studying non-sized crystals (that might one day be used to store greenhouse gases) needed to know what the nanoparticles would do in low-gravity, so they jumped off a plane while holding them . Scientists from Ohio State developed a bottle coating to let shampoo and soap inside of plastic bottles flow freely, rather than get stu
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A UK Government Department Uses Hacking Powers to Catch Price-Fixing Cartels Image: Shutterstock Over the past few months, traditionally tight-lipped UK law enforcement agencies have released snippets of how they use “equipment interference,” or hacking powers. In response to enquiries from Motherboard, one government department has been unusually forthcoming about what it actually uses hacking for: catching price fixers and others involved in criminally anti-competitive
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Unity, but not unanimity? NATO split on countering Russia amid Warsaw summit NATO leaders are meeting in Warsaw to show the alliance will stand firm against new threats, including a “resurgent Russia.” But low-key discord inside its ranks suggest some members’ willingness to confront Moscow is far from rock-solid. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Study Says Earth’s Plate Tectonics May Be Just a PhaseNew models suggest that earth’s plates could grind to a halt in about five billion years.
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Huge music box puts tune creation in the hands of the public If your idea of a music box is a tabletop tinkler where pins on a revolving cylinder pluck the teeth of a comb to produce chirpy tunes, think again. Niklas Roy’s Music Construction Machine is a monster. This band in a box makes use of real instruments to play constantly changing tunes when the huge hand crank is turned. Though “tunes” is perhaps being a little generous. .. Continue Read
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The Robomow Diaries: Weather thwarts inaugural mow – CNET We take a robotic lawnmower for its first cut through a CNET editor’s front yard. But a rainy few days in Louisville, Ky., might have kept the Robomow from reaching its full grass-cutting potential.
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The Deal with It Robot Apparently some people have been hate watching Simone Giertz and her intentionally stupid inventions, so she made a robot to address those haters. Now all she needs are the meme sunglasses . Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Phone Case with Arms Hair Washing Robot The Sock Removal Robot The Popcorn Machine The Lipstick Robot
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Beautiful Blocks of Color Bring Personality to Smart Barcelona Apartment Call it color blocking or just creative use of bold color to enliven a distinctly neutral space; this lovely apartment in Barcelona dubbed ‘The Furnished Void’ definitely makes a big visual impact. Completely renovated and revamped by Egue y Seta , the new apartment reflects the personality of its residents perfectly even while maximizing space and creating a cheerful and vivacious interior. It i
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Bats take dangerous flight into the wind farm Wind turbines attract bats. They seem to appear particularly appealing to female noctule bats in early summer. In a pilot study, researchers noticed this when they tracked the flight paths of noctule bats using the latest GPS tracking devices. The bats managed to take even seasoned experts by surprise.
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Increase in childhood, adult asthma linked to London’s 1952 Great Smog London’s Great Smog of 1952 resulted in thousands of premature deaths and even more people becoming ill. The five December days the smog lasted may have also resulted in thousands more cases of childhood and adult asthma. Researchers studied how London’s Great Smog affected early childhood health and the long-term health consequences. The results showed that the Great Smog event of 1952 likely sti
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5-mode LED flashing FRESHeCOLOR Bluetooth Portable Speaker is pure fun (76% off) Summer is in full stride, and your sunshine-soaked adventures demand high-quality portable sound. The LED-flashing FRESHeCOLOR Bluetooth Portable Speaker will deliver your Summer soundtrack with terrific sound and 5 fun lighting modes to keep the LEDs in sync with your music. For a limited time, you can pick up a FRESHeCOLOR Bluetooth Portable Speaker at a fantastic 76 percent off from TNW Deals.
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New Design Store Showcases Handmade Wares from Around the World Each one tells a story There’s a certain pleasure in telling the tale of a well-loved object, particularly if it’s also a beautiful one. But few of us have turned that kind of storytelling into a business. Jessica Macias and Ana Caufman, founders of the new story-driven design store Maison Numen , do just that. For their first collection of sustainable, fair trade wares, the pair traveled across
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Taiwan train explosion: Suspect named after 25 hurt A man injured by a pipe bomb explosion in a train in Taiwan’s capital, Taipei, is named as a suspect by police.
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Finding happiness inside an inflatable monster’s intestinesIn 1971, design group Ant Farm published the Inflatocookbook — ostensibly a manual for how others could make “architectural performances” out of inflatable structures . Back then, nearly five decades ago, Ant Farm would create and tour with their pseudo-habitable creations. They are a far cry from the inflatable structures of today, which by and large are associated with the bouncy cast
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‘My one thing’ – what Syrian refugees took from homeSyrian filmmaker Marcelle Aleid has asked exiles from her country to tell her about the unique object they took – or would have liked to have taken – with them as they fled their war-torn country.
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Spend your summer swimming in ice cream sprinkles (really) A trip to a museum has never sounded so sweet. This summer, instead of taking a boring old swim or huddling near your air conditioner, you can cool off with the ultimate treat — a trip to the Museum of Ice Cream in New York. SEE ALSO: ‘Ice Cream Books’ is your delicious Instagram for summer reading The pop-up museum is coming to the Meatpacking District at 100 Gansevoort Street to give you the co
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A Rat Muscle Ray, A Room Full Of Tetris, And Other Amazing Images Science Our favorite science images of the week These are the coolest images of the week.
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Novel discovery improves profiling of acute myeloid leukemia patients for targeted therapies Researchers have identified a set of genes, including DNMT3A, that could potentially be used to predict clinical outcomes of patients who suffer from a type of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) associated with an FLT3 internal tandem duplication (FLT3-ITD) mutation.
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Paris Bans Vehicles Built before 1997 The law, in force during weekday daylight hours, is a bold move to cut smog — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Byrd Hydrating Body Wash Cleanse yourself with the feeling of an ocean plunge with Byrd Hydrating Body Wash. Among its natural marine-inspired ingredients are sea-kelp and sea salt, backed by the likes of green tea, aloe vera and red algae. A gentle, sulfate-free formula that will leave your skin refreshed and still with its natural oils.
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Preconceptions predict coping, health outcomes A study into chronic kidney disease is currently underway. The work shows that people who have chronic kidney disease (CKD) form pre-conceived beliefs about their illness which can impact their health.
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Promising new methods for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease New methods to examine the brain and spinal fluid heighten the chance of early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. These findings may have important implications for early detection of the disease, the choice of drug treatment and the inclusion of patients in clinical trials.
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Wallace modular shelving offers flexible, mix-and-match storage option Using a cool French cleat at the back, this creative storage system lets you store as much — or as little — as you want on your walls, without the hassle of anchors and stud-finders.
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Space Florida gives OneWeb bridge loan for satellite factorySpace Florida has approved a $3 million bridge loan to accelerate work on OneWeb’s Florida factory. The state space development agency approved the loan at a board meeting Wednesday, saying it will cover construction equipment and other resources needed to speed up work on the satellite factory to be built just outside the gates of the Kennedy Space Center. The loan will be due in three months an
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The Book of General Ignorance The Book of General Ignorance informs us about many things in life we don’t know or make assumptions about; e.g., camels store fat in their humps, not water. Grab a copy of it now and get smarter. Seriously, don’t you want to know who blew the nose off the Sphinx? Link Price: $17 More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Calm the F* Down Coloring Book NES/Famicom Visual Compendium DJ Ross One: Rap
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World’s Largest Aerial Tramway Opens in Vietnam Don’t look down Austrian engineering company Doppelmayr/Garaventa —better known for rigging gondola systems for ski areas in the Swiss Alps—has now completed a record-breaking tramway across Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay. The Ha Long Queen Cable Car is suspended by a pair massive concrete towers—two of the tallest in the world—with the larger tower rising to 620 feet. But the tram cars themselves are the
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Stem cell fillings could regrow teeth, not just patch themThere is nothing worse than having to deal with cavities and the inevitable tooth pain that comes with dental disease. And as if the discomfort in your mouth wasn’t bad enough, you also have to deal with the resulting pain in your pocketbook when you are forced to cough up big bucks for a root canal. This kind of expensive and unpleasant treatment may eventually become a thing of the past thanks
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Exercise training in heart failure: Shaping your proteinsAerobic exercise training restored the cardiac protein quality control system in rats, showed a new study. More than 20 million people worldwide are estimated to have heart failure and this situation will get worse since the prevalence of heart failure will rise as the mean age of the population increases. The results of this study suggest that heart failure development is associated with disrupti
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Your Phone Has an FM Chip. So Why Can’t You Listen to the Radio? Virtually all smartphones have FM chipsets inside, but you’re probably locked out of using it. The post Your Phone Has an FM Chip. So Why Can’t You Listen to the Radio? appeared first on WIRED .
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Deal: Armour Loop Charging iOS Cable Never be without a charging cable again. This stubby little Lightning cable is short enough to keep in your pocket or looped onto a clip, and its wires are shrouded in durable stainless steel, so you don’t have to worry about kinks or breaks. Save 33% in The Awesomer Shop . Link Price: $20 More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Deal: Gooseneck Lightning Cable Deal: MicFlip Micro USB Cable Deal:
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11 green building materials that are way better than concrete Depends on what you’re using it for . . . poured concrete floor? Foundation? Walls? Structural? Furniture? Fly Ash Concrete (75% recycled) Compacted Recycled Plastic/Trash Rammed Earth Straw Bales Mycelium Glasscrete
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The Lego Group shares C.F. Møller designed plans for office complex in Billund, Denmark 52,000 m² of building and a large, public park are the framework for flexible workplaces, new communities, new ways of working and sustainability. The post The Lego Group shares C.F. Møller designed plans for office complex in Billund, Denmark appeared first on Architecture Lab .
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Civilian war dead must be counted properly in future – Chilcot Britain did not properly assess how many civilians were killed during its invasion and occupation of Iraq and must do so in future, the Chilcot report has found. Read Full Article at RT.com
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When we design for disability, we all benefit | Elise Roy “I believe that losing my hearing was one of the greatest gifts I’ve ever received,” says Elise Roy. As a disability rights lawyer and design thinker, she knows that being Deaf gives her a unique way of experiencing and reframing the world — a perspective that could solve some of our largest problems. As she says: “When we design for disability first, you often stumble upon solutio
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Relay Creates Custom Maps for Your Vacation iOS: Figuring out which order to visit museums, historical sites, and restaurants during each day of your vacation can get complicated. On top of not being familiar with a city, you have to take distance, hours, breaks, and more into account. Relay makes things a little easier with custom maps that lay out exactly where everything is so you can see the best order to go in. Relay allows you to cre
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Researchers visualize cilia-based networks in the brain, which could transport vital messenger substances We have all bumped our heads at some point, and such incidents are usually harmless. This is thanks to fluid-filled chambers in our brain that offset minor knocks and jolts and provide padding …
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My burning question about Google Home Voice-activated virtual assistants for the home are all the rage these days. The credit lies largely with Amazon, which was the first big company to take the concept of talking to technology and squeeze it into a pretty little cylinder for your counter. Amazon called its creation the Echo, and lots of folks have raved about how futuristically cool it is. I never got one, personally, as the Echo r
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New work aiming to stop diabetes, a major global health challenge A new study estimates the global prevalence of diabetes and anticipates future trends. According to the results, the world’s adult population with diabetes increased from 108 million in 1980 to 422 millions in 2014 and if measures are not taken on time, this figure will exceed 700 millions in the next years.
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Heavy smartphone users touch their devices more than 5,000 times a day, study finds Smartphones have become an essential part of our lives and for millions, an addiction. Don’t believe me? Perhaps the latest study on the matter will make you a believer.
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How plants sense electric fields An international group of researchers has pinpointed the sensor plants use to sense electric fields. A beneficial side effect: their work could contribute to the understanding of how the Ebola virus enters human cells.
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This crowdfunded follow drone could create some awesome selfies, and for only $349 Auto-follow drones may be nothing new, but a fully-funded Indiegogo campaign is certainly adding a new element: a $349 price tag. Up&Go is an auto-follow drone with a built-in camera capable of shooting 1080p video at 60fps and snapping 12-megapixel stills. While the headlining feature may a price that blows most other similar drones out of the water (er, air), the Up&Go still packs in qu
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Moody’s cuts growth forecasts for UK & EU over Brexit anxiety The US ratings agency Moody’s has lowered its forecast for UK growth due to uncertainty caused by the British vote to leave the European Union. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Post-Brexit pound now worst-performing major currency… falling behind Argentine peso The pound has overtaken the Argentine peso to win the title of 2016’s worst performer among 31 major currencies in the wake of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Web-based data tool designed to enhance drug safety A new online open-access database has been developed by scientists to allow the clinical responses of more than 5 million patients to all FDA-approved drugs to be used to identify unexpected clinical harm, benefits and alternative treatment choices for individual patients, according to a study appearing July 8 in Nature Biotechnology.
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Here Are the Cities Where Cops Are Allowed to Choke YouUse-of-force policies vary widely between police departments, and can influcence the choices officers make in difficult situtaions. This graphic appeared in Reason’s May 2016 issue.
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Orbitkey Is Back and Better Than Ever When we first talked about Orbitkey it was a simple, slim, convenient way to carry all of your keys in an easy to use package that did away with jingling, screen scratches and pocket bulge. For Orbitkey 2.0, they changed none of the things that made it awesome and improved everything else. This version is […]
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Creating life through generative design We have been shaping the organisms that live around us for a long time. Take as an example the changes we forced on wolves to become our best friends. Traditionally, we accomplished it by selecting organisms with special traits (“Let’s keep that wolf, it doesn’t bite as much”). In the last 20 years we have gone further by modifying the genetic programming of… Read More
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The DeanBeat: The high tide for powerful storytelling in games Storytelling in games feels like it’s at a high tide. After playing Naughty Dog’s masterful Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, I felt like I was finally able to bring closure to a story that stretched across many years of my life. And at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Sony started out its press event with a beautiful scene from its God of War reimagining. The God of War games were hack-and-slas
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Integral Ad Science acquires bot detection company SwarmIntegral Ad Science is unveiling some new steps to combat ad fraudsters, including the acquisition of a bot detection company called Swarm. CEO Scott Knoll told me that he was particularly interested in Swarm’s technology for side channel analysis, a technique for examining a web browser to identify whether or not it’s a bot. That’s an area where Integral Ad Science has… Read More
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Antibiotic resistance discovered in the guts of ancient mummies The presence of antimicrobial resistance genes in 1000-year-old Incan remains suggest resistance was common hundreds of years before we discovered penicillin
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Extortion extinction: Researchers develop a way to stop ransomware Ransomware – what hackers use to encrypt your computer files and demand money in exchange for freeing those contents – is an exploding global problem with few solutions, but a team of University of Florida researchers says it has developed a way to stop it dead in its tracks.
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Could the Big Bang have been more of a Big Bounce? How the universe began is one of the most brain-breaking questions you could possibly ask, and the Big Bang is probably the answer most people accept. But what if the infinitely dense point from which the entire universe burst forth wasn’t the beginning of everything, but merely the middle of an ongoing cycle? That’s the theory of the Big Bounce, which suggests that the universe regularly cycles
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VIDEO: On top of the world’s tallest Passive House buildingCornell residence, cornell tech, cornell university, field operations, Handel Architects, morphosis, passive house, passive house architecture, passive house certification, passive house cornell high-rise, passive house institute, roosevelt island, SOM, Weiss/Manfredi, cornell tech tower
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Engineers Embedded in Medical Systems Design Aidan Petrie, from design, engineering firm Ximedica, explains what it takes to be at the forefront of innovation in medical device design.
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New clue to how lithium works in the brain Since the 1970s, U.S. doctors have prescribed lithium to treat patients with bipolar disorder. While the drug has a good success rate, scientists are still unsure exactly how it achieves its beneficial effects. read more
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Is China’s sun-powered car the future, or vaporware? A Chinese energy company named Hanergy Holding Group has introduced a quartet of futuristic electric cars that run on sunlight. The prototypes were presented during an event held in Beijing, China. The sun-powered concepts are called Solar R, Solar O, Solar A, and Solar L, respectively. All four models are fitted with anywhere from 38 to 81 square feet of thin-film solar panels that boast an ener
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Microsoft lets AI experiments loose in world of MinecraftMicrosoft has published the source code for its Project Malmo, allowing anyone to conduct artificial intelligence experiments in the world of Minecraft with a little programming. It unveiled the project, then known as AIX, back in March , but at the time only a few academics had access to the code. On Thursday the company made good on its promise to open up the source code by publishing it on Git
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Trevor Noah responds to the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile: ‘This is an American problem’ On Thursday’s The Daily Show , host Trevor Noah tackled police violence in light of the recent shooting deaths of two black men at the hands of officers. His segment speaks to the assumption that if a person believes that black lives matter, then they must also be anti-police. “The hardest part of having a conversation surrounding police shootings in America, it always feels like in America
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After four years and numerous setbacks, No Man’s Sky developer reveals game is finally complete After four years, a major delay, a flooded studio, legal problems, and even death threats aimed at the developers, PC and Playstation 4 space exploration adventure No Man’s Sky is finally finished.
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Where today’s tech can, and can’t, replace humans This morning, McKinsey & Co. is releasing a new look at the impact automation is likely to have across various sectors of the economy and, ultimately, the workplace. Its findings are based on analysis of 2,000-plus work activities across more than 800 occupations and includes data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The good news, says the report, is that automation will… Read More
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South Korea to seek free trade agreement with UK after Brexit The government of South Korea will push for a free trade agreement with the UK after Britain leaves the European Union, according to the national broadcaster KBS. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Philando Castile Video “Glitch” May Actually Have Been Police Technology Minnesota cops may have removed the Facebook Live video of a man getting shot during a routine traffic stop The Minnesota police may have been the real glitch that removed the Facebook Live video of Philando Castile’s death on Wednesday…
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Atomic bits despite zero-point energy? So-called “zero-point energy” is a term familiar to some cinema lovers or series fans; in the fictional world of animated films such as “The Incredibles” or the TV series “Stargate Atlantis”, …
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Larry Wilmore delivers potent monologue about Alton Sterling’s death Late night hosts often speak of the struggle to strike a respectful and meaningful tone after a week like this one of near ceaseless national tragedy. Host Larry Wilmore opened The Nightly Show on Wednesday with a powerful monologue about the death of Alton Sterling. “Thank God for fucking cellphones,” Wilmore said. “Because we would never even hear about incidents like this otherwise.”
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The Weekend Agenda Every Friday we’ll get you hooked up with some solid weekend plans. These are the things we think you should watch, read or do over the next few days.
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Samsung’s glowing Galaxy J2 and massive J Max unveiled in India today We heard rumors earlier this month that Samsung’s Galaxy J2 would have a glowing notification ring around its camera, and now we can confirm that yes, it’s happening. Samsung unveiled its J2 and J Max today. Only the J2 has the glowing ring. Here are the J2’s phone specs, if you care about anything other than Smart Glow. 5-inch AMOLED display Spreadtrum SC8830 quad-core 1.5GHz processor 1.5GB of
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Tesla test drive world tour offers a taste of EV ownershipThis morning Tesla has announced “The Electric Road Trip”, three months of the company meeting with communities around the world. This tour will have the company finding enthusiasts and green energy users – and what we must imagine Tesla is hoping will be new customers – in dozens of cities around the globe. They’ll be making stops at what they … Continue reading
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Asian Americans are crowdsourcing a letter to explain Black Lives Matter to their families Early into the investigations behind the shooting of Philando Castile, a black man who was killed by a Minnesota cop during a traffic stop, many speculated that the responsible policeman was Asian American. In the viral video shot by Castile’s girlfriend Diamond Reynolds, she described the cop as Asian male. Minnesota Department of Public Safety later identified him as Jeronimo Yanez, though did
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The Jobs Recovery May Not Be Flashy, But It’s Strong The U.S. job market keeps proving doubters wrong: Job growth may be slowing, but there is no sign that the recovery is nearing its end. U.S. employers added 287,000 jobs in June, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday . That figure was inflated by the return of about 35,000 Verizon employees after a six-week strike. But even removing the strike’s impact, June’s job gains far exceeded economis
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Automatic paper towel dispenser fits perfectly with ‘Jump Around’ Alright guys, it’s time to get this party started. Let fire this paper towel dispenser up. YouTube user Matt Orlando heard more than just an annoying sound from his paper towel dispenser, he heard the makings of a sick beat. Specifically the sick beat from House of Pain’s “Jump Around” . So he edited the two together in a music video for the ages. Larry Wilmore delivers potent monologue
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Ecotricity to end free EV charging across the UK Since 2011, UK green energy supplier Ecotricity has operated electric vehicle charging points for thousands of EV owners across the UK, completely free of charge. Running from Land’s End to John O’Groats and offering connectivity at nearly every major service station in the UK, the Electric Highway has contributed 30 million miles and £2.5 million worth of free travel. In December 2015, Ecotricit
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Some Cities Are Falling Behind in Preparing For the Effects of Climate Change This week, the Insurance Bureau of Canada said that the Fort McMurray wildfire, which devastated Alberta in May, was the most expensive disaster in Canadian history—costing insurers CDN $3.58 billion. As the planet continues to warm, more natural disasters like this will come . But a new study shows that only a handful of cities around the world are actually taking concrete action to prepare for
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12 die in 3-day traffic jam at Indonesian junction called ‘Brexit’ Twelve people died of heart attacks and heat exhaustion over three days while stuck in a 20km-long traffic jam in Indonesia, as thousands returned from their Eid al-Fitr holidays. Read Full Article at RT.com
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New floating dairy farms could produce 260 gallons of milk each day Related: Could solar-powered floating farms provide enough food for the entire world? Via The Guardian Images via Beladon and Floating Farm
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Singapore aims for 50% electric vehicles by 2050Singapore is aiming to increase usage of electric vehicles to help meet its emission reduction targets agreed to at the Paris climate talks this past December. The world’s only
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That Time When Raising the Minimum Wage Cut the Number of Jobs The Boston Globe’s writeup of a Massachusetts program to given low-income youth summer jobs explains in clear language why increases in the minimum wage that are not tied to overall increases in productivity or profits lead to fewer jobs. The program provides money for YouthWorks, which pays the wages of 4,400 low-income teens in eligible cities who work for nonprofits or local government agencie
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Swipe Right for Jobs, Food, Email & More with These iPhone Apps Online dating is not the only thing that Tinder has made popular. It has also started a craze for apps that turn decision making into a simple yes-or-no affair rather than a stressful one riddled with maybes. Today we’ll take a look at eight such apps that have capitalized on Tinder’s successful swipe left/right approach. Unlike Tinder, these have nothing to with dating though. Also, it’s still e
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Google Glass Lives On In Medicine While Google Glass may have fallen out of favor among the hippest technologists and those that follow them, the wearable technology has found a second life in emergency medicine.
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Calgary versus the car: the city that declared war on urban sprawl Led by progressive mayor Naheed Nenshi, the oil-rich, car-friendly city has become an unlikely leader in the battle to limit urban sprawl The post Calgary versus the car: the city that declared war on urban sprawl appeared first on Architecture Lab .
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Longest maths proof would take 10 billion years to read An Anglo-American trio presented the prize-winning solution to a 35-year old maths problem Friday, but verifying it may be a problem in itself: reading it would take 10 billion years.
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Mophie Juice Pack Wireless Review for iPhone 6s For many of us, a battery case for our smartphone is a necessary fact of life, but Mophie wants to make opportunity out of obligation. The company is no stranger to putting extra power into cases for the iPhone and other smartphones, but with the Mophie Juice Pack Wireless it’s embracing not only wireless charging but building a power ecosystem … Continue reading
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Leafy light installation changes with the seasons For an outfit whose innovations include “light recipes” for indoor farming, indoor LED navigation and LED-embedded carpets, you’d expect Philips Lighting to have some pretty swish lights at its offices. And you’d be right. Its headquarters has a new canopy built from 1,500 “leaves” that serves up different light scenarios throughout the day and the year. .. Continue Reading Le
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anki cozmo robotic companion was created with toy story animator carlos baena anki cozmo robotic companion has an animated face displayed on a CRT-styled screen that holds two large, blue eyes. The post anki cozmo robotic companion was created with toy story animator carlos baena appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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DNA sequencing turns rivers into ecosystem surveillance systems Rather than counting species by eye, some ecologists sample the DNA they shed to quickly get a roll call of an entire ecosystem
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Physicists discover family of tetraquarks Physicists have made science history by confirming the existence of a rare four-quark particle and discovering evidence of three other ‘exotic’ siblings. Their findings are based on data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s biggest, most powerful particle accelerator, located at the CERN science laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland.
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After decades of clean up attempts, world’s lakes still suffer from phosphorus pollution Leading scientists warn: Phosphorus pollution is a major concern. We need to speed up recovery treatments of lakes — or accept poor freshwater quality. In a new series of studies, leading scientists assess how to control phosphorus pollution in lakes.
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Screens that fold and roll will arrive as early as next yearDisplays that can be folded and rolled up have been shown in prototype smartphones, wearables and other devices — but when will such products be available? Advances in technology suggest they aren’t too far off in the future. Such devices could start showing up as early as next year or 2018, said Jerry Kang, senior principal analyst for emerging display technologies and OLED at IHS. Manufacturer
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Facebook testing beta end-to-end encryption feature for select few in Messenger With 1 billion users from WhatsApp and 900 million users from Messenger, Facebook is about to dominate the end-to-end encryption messaging wars. The social network giant is launching a beta feature called “ secret conversations ” in Facebook Messenger for a small group of users for testing — the final version will roll out to Messenger users later in the summer or early fall. While the National S
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Streamline Your Programming with the Complete API Mastery Bundle Learn how to cut down on time spent – and headaches suffered – on every website or app build by using APIs. This course bundle will get you up to speed, and it’s now 86% off in the TechSpot Store.
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Envirofit Rocket Stove Light enough to carry around yet robust enough to support large pots and pans, the Envirofit Rocket Stove can make your campfire cooking a little easier. Its patented metal alloy… Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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Britain’s short-lived solidarity with Palestine exposed on 2nd anniversary of Gaza war Friday marks the second anniversary of one of history’s bloodiest attacks on Gaza. Despite a few echoes of solidarity with Palestinians from the British establishment, the government has since sold Israel arms licenses worth over £25 million. Read Full Article at RT.com
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#PostRefRacism: Racist hate crime jumped 42% during Brexit referendum White powder sent to mosques, an Eastern European shop targeted by arsonists and an attack on a curry house in London are just some of the latest examples of racist hate crimes committed after the Brexit vote. Read Full Article at RT.com
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5 Tiny Houses We Loved This Week: From the Energy-Efficient to the Scandi-Inspired All are available to purchase Another week, another fresh crop of tiny house news . Here, we catch you up on the standout projects you should know. Is the most beautiful, most organized tiny house we’ve ever seen? Maybe, maybe it is. Designed by a Seattle builder, the 300-square-foot abode is superbly livable with a large cedar bathroom, couch that can turn in to a Queen bed, bar seating, and lof
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Water vs Gravity A fighter jet pilot demonstrates the power of g-forces and the wonders of physics as he manages to not only successfully pour, but drink a cup of water as his airplane rolls. And here, we can’t fly in a 737 without spilling our Dr. Pepper all over our tray table at some point. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: No related posts.
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MIT researchers develop wearable toxic gas sensor A team of four MIT researchers has developed a new wearable sensor that can detect toxic gases and talk to smartphones or other wireless devices to warn users when they are in danger. Using these sensors, the researchers hope to design badges that weigh less than a credit card and can be easily worn by military personnel on the battlefield. “Soldiers carry a lot of equipment already, and… Read Mo
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The best dash cam By Eric Adams This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter , a buyer’s guide to the best technology. Read the full article here . After considering dozens of dash cams for this guide, and ultimately selecting 10 for testing, we found the Zero Edge Technology Z-Edge Z3 is the best dash cam to use to record everything happening in front of your car. It hits the mark in terms of image quali
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Kenyan outrage at police ‘death squads’ Kenyans call for an end to extrajudicial killings following the death of human rights lawyer Willie Kimani and two others.
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Washington Post, in Dishonest Editorial, Calls Gary Johnson ‘honest but defective’ The Washington Post editorial board, one of the prime caretakers of establishmentarian consensus about national politics, has a curious editorial today titled ” Gary Johnson is an honest but defective candidate .” The piece is curious not simply because it invites snarky retorts— so, you prefer dishonest but effective candidates, eh? No, it is curious—and instructive about the collision
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This is the perfect furniture for sitting in the ocean Really ties the ocean together The Opalina line that Christina Celestino designed for Italian glass furniture maker Tonelli Design probably wasn’t designed specifically to sit in shallow ocean waters on a beautiful day. But you have to admit, it looks pretty great there. Great enough to make us want to decorate the rest of this ocean—maybe a coral reef over there, a floor lamp over here. We don’t
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Austrian far-right leader Hofer against leaving EU Austrian far-right presidential candidate Norbert Hofer says leaving the EU would be a mistake, apparently softening his position on a referendum.
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DC Comics Smashes Its Toys Together for a He-Man/Thundercats Team-up Series By the power of Grayskull, and also nostalgia! The Masters of the Universe are joining forces with the Thundercats for a brand new comic book miniseries later this year—a concentrated dose of ‘80s nostalgia so powerful, it might as well be time-travel. Read more…
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With SongSync, Noted lets you share tunes with Spotify, Apple Music, and more Streaming music services have been social from the very beginning, but actually sharing songs and playlists has always been difficult because your friends may not use the same service as you. If you use Spotify and a friend uses Apple Music, sharing songs isn’t easy. Noted, a music discovery service that officially launched in March , is looking to change that with its new SongSync feature. The n
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PayPal vs. Venmo vs. Square vs. Google: Who makes the best app for sending cash? Money makes the world go ’round, and whether it be because you owe a friend for drinks or because you need to get money to your brother to help pay for mom’s birthday gift, the easier it is to transfer money to friends and family, the better. With the advent of modern technology, there are plenty of great options for sending money to others. Sure, PayPal may well be the best known of these servic
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China’s middle class emerging as the world’s consumption engine will be over half of all online shopping by 2018 Before the late 1990s China barely had a middle class. In 2000, 5 million households made between $11,500 and $43,000 (annual income of 75,000-280,000 yuan) a year in current dollars; today 225 million do. By 2020 the ranks of the Chinese middle class may well outnumber Europeans (50 million more households should become middle class) . This stunning development has boosted growth around the worl
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Two years and counting: Cannabis legalization efforts are starting to paint a clearer picture What is the current landscape at the US federal level regarding cannabis legalization? A new report shows that from a public health perspective, the biggest concern — the increase in youth consumption — has apparently remained stable. From a financial perspective, it seems that it has been a success as well.
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Researchers Add Software Bugs To Reduce the Number of Software Bugs Reader alphadogg writes: Researchers are adding bugs to experimental software code in order to ultimately wind up with programs that have fewer vulnerabilities. The idea is to insert a known quantity of vulnerabilities into code, then see how many of them are discovered by bug-finding tools. By analyzing the reasons bugs escape detection, developers can create more effective bug-finders, according
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Not just Dallas: Attacks in 3 states target cops for 2 days in row The morning after five police officers were fatally shot in Dallas, Texas, police officers were ambushed and shot in the St. Louis suburb of Ballwin, Missouri and Valdosta, Georgia. Authorities in Tennessee said Thursday’s shooting also targeted cops. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘No to militarism!’ Anti-war activists mirror NATO meeting in Warsaw with own summit Anti-war campaigners from the US and Europe slammed NATO’s buildup near Russian borders as they hosted their own conference in the Polish capital, Warsaw, where a summit of the leaders of the NATO military bloc began on Friday. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Geek Toys : The Joker Poker Set Turn the House into a funhouse. Be prepared to go all in with The Joker Poker Set. Joker character designs and logos can be found on each card and gambling chip, as well as the storage tin itself, which contains 120 poker chips, 1 dealer chip, 1 pack of 53 playing cards, and 2 Jokers. $18.99
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Tools : Mini Plier Tool Two thumbs up! Packed with pliers, a steel file, a knife, wire cutters, and both Phillips and flathead screwdrivers, this Mini Plier Tool is also keychain and pocket-friendly so it can travel with you quite easily. $11.99
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Tools : Streetwise 6k mAh Power Bank & JumpstarterPower when you need it The Streetwise 6k mAh Power Bank & Jumpstarter is a little battery you keep in your glove box, center console, overnight bag, or Bag of Holding – Con-Survival Edition. It makes sure neither your car nor your phone ever strands you someplace without juice. $59.99
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Geek Toys : PowerUp 3.0 App-Controlled Paper AirplaneTurn any paper airplane into an R/C airplane! Paper airplanes are fun to throw around the office. But sometimes you just want them to go a little farther. Well, slip one of these conversion kits in and your paper plane will now be smartphone-controlled! $49.99
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Couple sues architect for allegedly copying their dream house The couple claims the firm Pereiras Architects Ubiquitous and property owners Daniella and Ari Schwartz accessed their exclusive plans in property records last August through the Lawrence buildings department — without their permission. “There is no doubt that you have accessed and intentionally copied the plans of the Fortgang residence intending to create a replica of our clients’ home and dist
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Here We Go Again: An August 2007 Redux A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rss Global Economy Money and Banks Interventionism Here We Go Again: An August 2007 Redux 0 Views Nearly everywhere on the planet the giant financial bubbles created by the central banks during the last two decades are fracturing. The latest examples are the crashing bank stocks in Italy and elsewhere in Europe and the sudden trading suspensions by three UK commercial
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The Week in Mac Apps: Get you desktop just the way you want it with Black Light’s custom settings Too bright or too dark? Get you desktop just the way you want it with Black Light’s custom settings This week’s roundup of new Mac Apps brings you insightful weather forecasts, better integration with Android, gorgeous train simulators, photo managing tools, and much more. Alinof Archives 4.1.0 Alinof Software’s $40 Alinof Archives ( Mac App Store link ) allows you to organize all your virtual re
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This Netflix Show Hates the Government More Than You DoBy the end of the first episode of Netflix’s teen sci-fi drama Between , a mysterious illness has killed everyone over the age of 22 in the fictional town of Pretty Lake. By the end of the season-one finale, the U.S. government is systematically executing children. Now, season two of the series—which debuted on Netflix last week—presents an even more grim assessment of our dear leaders. I don’t w
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New Study Adds Clues about Possible Water in Mars Canyons A newly published study reveals clues about possible water at seasonally dark streaks on Mars. The study investigated thousands of these warm-season features in the Valles Marineris region near Mars’ equator. Some of the sites displaying the seasonal flows are canyon ridges and isolated peaks, ground shapes that make it hard to explain the streaks […] The post New Study Adds Clues about Possible
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Why do we tap our feet to a musical beat? Investigators have explored the theory behind the relationship between musical sound and body movement. Research shows that people tend to perceive affinities between sound and body motion when experiencing music. The so-called ‘motor theory of perception’ claims these similarity relationships are deeply rooted in human cognition.
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Athletes may have white matter brain changes six months after a concussion New research finds white matter changes in the brains of athletes six months after a concussion, report investigators. The study involved 17 high school and college football players who experienced a sports-related concussion.
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This Week’s Most Popular Posts: July 1st to 8th This week we looked at the expenses that actually cost more when you’re poor, got our hands dirty learning how to change a car’s brake pads, tried out a handheld Linux computer, and more. Here’s a look back at this week’s most popular posts. The Stuff That Costs More When You’re Poor Spend less than you earn, save your money, and— poof! —your financial problems are solved. If only it were this ea
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Unannounced 4TB Samsung 850 EVO solid state drive is now for sale Need four terabytes of lightning-fast storage? $1,500 can buy you a 4TB Samsung 850 EVO solid state drive, all crammed into a 2.5 inch form factor drive. Photography and video retailer Adorama is offering the 4TB version right now , which surprised hardware enthusiasts. Samsung never really announced a 4TB version of the drive, according to Tom’s Hardware , but did make a passive mention of it in
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In wake of Dallas cop murders, stocks of guns, body cams jump [Update] (credit: Peretz Partensky ) UPDATE : This post was updated after trading ended to reflect closing prices. ORIGINAL Story : Shares of companies producing firearms, body cams, and stun guns jumped significantly Friday in the wake of the murders of five Dallas law enforcement officers. The officers were killed during a Thursday night protest of police-officer involved shootings of civilians. Shares
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Does Zap&Go have this energy storage issue solved? At the recent Mobile World Congress Shanghai, I got the chance to look at a new battery solution that could challenge lithium ion technology for the energy storage throne. Zap&Go’s fast-charging solution uses graphene-based supercapacitors , with the goal of replacing billions of lithium ion batteries that are currently powering everything from smartphones to laptops to power tools. And the b
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Nanodomains of reactive oxygen species control mitochondrial energy output Using a new tool, researchers can study localized reactive oxygen species signals that control mitochondrial function in health and disease.
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An epigenetic mechanism is involved in development of autoinflammatory diseases Scientists have identified an epigenetic mechanism involved in the development of autoinflammatory diseases. The observed epigenetic changes open up possibilities for the development of novel biomarkers with clinical uses.
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Chemistry professor is first to use light to make gold crystal nanoparticles A team of University of Florida researchers has figured out how gold can be used in crystals grown by light to create nanoparticles, a discovery that has major implications for industry and …
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Dallas shootings: Is America a racially divided country?There has been real anger over the shootings of black men by police, with protests being held in many cities.
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iChair: Intelligent Power Wheelchair | Jesse Leaman | TEDxDavidsonAcademy How much could an intelligent wheelchair do? The future opportunities and capabilities Dr. Jesse Leaman’s iChair, along with all personal electric vehicles, are endless! Jesse Leaman received a B.S. in Astronomy from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2002, and earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the University of California, Berkeley in 2004, and 2008, respectfully. While pur
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The Edge of Panic | How to Learn by Taking Risks | Victor Saad | TEDxUnisinos What risk would you take to learn, grow, or change something in your world? In 2012, Victor embarked upon an unconventional journey to design his Masters through twelve experiences in twelve months – an endeavor he and his friends entitled The Leap Year Project. His discoveries led him to begin exploring new forms of higher education through a new initiative called Experience Institute. But, more
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How quantum computers are different! | Alireza Shabani | TEDxUCLA Alireza Shabani, scientist at Google Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab, talks about quantum computers and how they can impact our daily lives. TEDxUCLA was organized by UCLA Extension Visual Arts and UCLA Residential Life. http://visual.uclaextension.edu Alireza Shabani is a scientist at Google’s Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab in Venice. He is working on the design of quantum computers and
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It’s official – e-bikes are still a lot healthier than no bikesSome people look at electric bicycles as being simply a “lazy” alternative to conventional bikes, providing the rider with less of a workout. Proponents of e-bikes, however, point out that they may open bicycle-commuting up to people who would otherwise never bother with it, thus providing them with more exercise overall. A new study confirms that in such cases, use of an e-bike does in
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How to build your own backyard pool A summer of fun awaits! The weather is heating up. Actually, that’s something of an understatement. The weather is boiling, and we have all been reduced to walking buckets of sweat. Nothing sounds more appealing right now than taking a dip in a nice, refreshing pool. Unfortunately, everybody else is currently having the same exact idea, and all the public pools in your area are going to be packed
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Welcoming Our New Algorithmic Overlords? Algorithms are everywhere, and in most ways they make our lives better. In the simplest terms, algorithms are procedures or formulas aimed at solving problems. Implemented on computers, they sift through big databases to reveal compatible lovers, products that please, faster commutes, news of interest, stocks to buy, and answers to queries. Dud dates or boring book recommendations are no big deal
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The Rise of Algocracy – Algorithmic Government: New at Reason Algorithms are everywhere, and in most ways they make our lives better. In the simplest terms, algorithms are procedures or formulas aimed at solving problems. Implemented on computers, they sift through big databases to reveal compatible lovers, products that please, faster commutes, news of interest, stocks to buy, and answers to queries. Dud dates or boring book recommendations are no big deal
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Republican Lawmaker Threatens University of Wisconsin for Teaching About Gay Sex Here’s a rather predictable story of government-induced campus censorship: A Wisconsin state senator issued a veiled funding threat against the University of Wisconsin because a sociology instructor included an essay about gay sex in the course materials. “Since students at UW-Madison are required to read this offensive material it is only appropriate that as leaders of the system you also r
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Ikea and Hay tease 2017 collaborative collection with abstract movie Swedish furniture giant Ikea and Danish design brand Hay have released a short teaser film that shows the materials to be used in their upcoming collaborative furniture and homeware range (+ movie). (more…)
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Steve Saling, retired landscape architect with ALS, designs residence he can control by blinking Unwilling to accept a life utterly dependent on caretakers, [Steve] Saling designed a series of systems that let patients with ALS control their environment in the assisted living center with …blinks and facial twitches. “The notable impact that ALS had on my ability to design is speed,” he said. “I am a lot slower. [But] Because much of my profession had been computerized and I excelled in com
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Prep For Your Next Movie Night With Dozens of $1 Digital Rentals Planning a movie night this weekend? Amazon’s discounting nearly 50 digital movie rentals to just $1 each . If you lock in your rental now, you’ll have 30 days to start watching the film, and then 24 hours to finish it. Read more…
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The Most Necessary Scifi Movie Spin-Offs of All Time, According to io9 Readers Earlier this week, in a question inspired by the upcoming Han Solo movie, we asked you which science fiction and fantasy spin-offs you think Hollywood should make next . We got some fantastic and witty suggestions (three words: I Was Groot ), and have shared our favorites below. Read more…
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The truth about bug finders: They’re essentially uselessToday’s popular bug finders catch only about two percent of the vulnerabilities lurking in software code, researchers have found, despite the millions of dollars companies spend on them each year. Bug finders are commonly used by software engineers to root out problems in code that could turn into vulnerabilities. They’ll typically report back how many bugs they found — what you don’t know is ho
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Tesla is now upgrading old Roadsters with 340 mile batteries Tesla has begun upgrading Roadster batteries, giving the automaker’s oldest car a boost in range in a welcome – albeit expensive – refresh. News that Tesla would turn its newer battery technology to improving the Roadster, production of which ceased in 2012, came as a surprise when Elon Musk announced it in late 2014, though it’s taken some time to … Continue reading
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Jimmy Chamberlin: Music is a constant soundtrack and that makes us value it less In the run up to interviewing the Smashing Pumpkins Jimmy Chamberlin at Pandoland, I read up on a ton of past Rolling Stones interviews with him and his bandmates throughout the wild ride of iconic 1990s band the Smashing Pumpkins. One quote caught my attention: Music is such a small part of people’s lives now. People don’t sit around like they did in the Nineties and star at album covers and thi
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The Traits That Make Up an Existential Crisis We’ve all heard the phrase, and we all feel it from time to time , but what exactly is an existential crisis? According to this video from the School of Life, it involves a few identifiable traits. http://lifehacker.com/how-to-overcom… The School of Life describes an existential crisis as “a period when a lot that had previously seemed like common sense or normal reveals its contingent, chance,
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Tesla to help double battery sales over three years, says Panasonic – Roadshow Most of that growth in demand will come from Tesla’s forthcoming Model 3, the production schedule of which is still a ways off.
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Video: Yale unveils 3D view of the world inside of cellsNew generations of microscopy have opened up a dazzling world that exists in the interior of new cells. But even the best of the new technology has had a trouble of recording the depth of cellular …
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Microsoft finally moves Mac Office apps to 64-bit Microsoft has released an early 64-bit version of Office 2016 for the Mac, giving adventurous users a chance to finally make the move off 32-bit, as their Windows colleagues have long done. “The Mac Office team has been working on the transition and we’re currently preparing to release the Office apps in full 64-bit,” the Office for Mac team announced in an undated post to a company blo
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PrEP for HIV Prevention: The Best Worst Kept Secret | Raphael Landovitz | TEDxUCLA “Preventive Medicine” has arrived for those at risk for HIV. New medical strategies are available to help prevent HIV from being transmitted. As futuristic as this concept seems, it is part of a preventive revolution for medical care – where an “ounce of prevention” may be worth more than a “pound of cure.” TEDxUCLA was organized by UCLA Extension Visual Arts and UCLA Residential Life. http://vis
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Why Computer Science needs to be in Education? | Joseph Carroll Miranda | TEDxUPR La charla formará un caso sobre por qué es necesario incorporar las ciencias de computes a la educación. Mediante una serie de recomendaciones, basadas en proyectos ejecutados en Puerto Rico y Estados Unidos, explicará los beneficios de incluir la ciencia de cómputos en los currículos académicos. The talk shall build a case as to why there is a need to incorporate computer science in education. B
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Evolutionary Self Improvement | Dylan DeMarco | TEDxUWCRCN Dylan’s TEDx talk will be detail some of his personal experiences and explain of some of what he believes to be underutilized tools in the pursuit of self-improvement. His goal is to educate, inspire, and demonstrate how most often the first step forward in making a global change is a step taken in changing one’s self. Dylan comes from Englewood, Florida, and is also a second year student at UWCR
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Creating The Conditions For Originality | Glenn Smith | TEDxRoyalTunbridgeWells Can one small town in England reignite the one export that truly drives the British economy? This provocative and uplifting talk uses humour, surprising statistics and an emotional personal story to unlock the secret of building a more creative society. Glenn has achieved success by creating what he calls the conditions for originality within his various creative departments. He believes strongly
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DARPA making second TERN drone with goal of Predator scale airpower and recon on every ship DARPA gave contractor Northrop Grumman just under US$18 million to build the second of its Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node UAV . What DARPA wants out of the project is an unmanned drone that can launch from a ship, deliver weapons, and return, using the kind of space devoted to helicopters rather than needing an aircraft carrier. The first deployments of TERN would be for reconnaissance,
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Crazy Airplane Flies Under a Biker Doing a Backflip and a Guy Walking on a Tight Rope Which one of these crazy people would you rather be? The person making a low pass on a stunt plane knowing if you fly any higher you’re definitely going to end up in prison? The dude doing a backflip on a motorcycle while jumping over that stunt plane? Or the totally exposed lunatic walking on a tight rope as the plane passes underneath him and the biker flips right next to him? I’m glad I’ll nev
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Big telcos promise awesome 5G—in exchange for weak net neutrality Brussels’ digital chief Gunther Oettinger: I like your manifesto, put it to the testo. (credit: EC-Audiovisual Service/Photo: Lieven Creemers) BRUSSELS—A coalition of nearly 20 telcos including BT, Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson, Hutchison, Nokia, Orange, Telefonica, Telenor, and Vodafone have drawn up what they call their 5G Manifesto—outlining what they want from governments in order to deliver 5G
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Link About It: An Eco-Friendly Super-Yacht Concept Max Zhivov’s super-yacht concept, the Sky Ya, still has the traditionally expected amenities (like a helipad and accommodations for crew and 10 passengers), but it also comes sporting two surprisingly eco-friendly features. Well-integrated solar panels…… Continue Reading…
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Los Angeles selects HDR to manage its $1.4 Billion Sidewalk Repair Program The city of Los Angeles has selected HDR to serve as program manager for the next three years for its robust Sidewalk Repair Program. The 30-year, $1.4 billion program aims to repair sidewalks to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and ensure universal access for all Angelenos. The second largest city in the U.S., Los Angeles is home to roughly 11,000 miles of sidewalks, many of which
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Rising sea temperatures are destroying Australian kelp forests at a ‘rapid’ pace Climbing sea temperatures along the coast of Australia has led to massive deterioration of underwater kelp forests, New Scientist reports . In a study published in Science this week, researchers at University of Western Australia in Perth found a correlation between rising temperatures in the Indian Ocean and changes in kelp populations. Last year, the researchers found no signs of kelp recovery
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Wild Mirrored Bookstore Debuts in China Interstellar vibes, anyone? China has been developing a reputation for incredible libraries and bookstores lately. There was the twig-covered village-saver , the seaside concrete mammoth , the cave-like reading refuge , and now this: a 10,800-square-foot bookstore that definitely looks like something out of a sci-fi movie. Located in Yangzhou, China, “Zhongshuge Yangzhou” was designed X
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Airsoft Sentry Gun by Beltec Compatible with most all guns, this remote controlled turret can swivel and fire at will.
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UK Crime Agency Seeks Whatever Intel It Can Get From Internet Service Providers The UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) is seeking a wide range of intelligence from internet service providers to combat cybercrime, but exactly what they want to collect has been left largely open-ended. “They don’t know what they want, but they want more data,” James Blessing, chair of the UK Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA), told Motherboard in a phone call. “At the minute, they wan
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US-EU data-sharing pact set to take effect The final version of the Privacy Shield was cleared by European Union member states on Friday and will be formally adopted on Tuesday.
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DropShades LED Glasses Now my question is: how many minutes of DropShades flashing to the rhythm of the boogity beat an inch away from my eyeballs until I get a migraine or have a seizure? Not to be a downer or anything. I’ll start again. Party on, dudes! With a pair of DropShades audio-responsive glasses to spur you along through those vital 4- to 6-a.m. pass-out hours. The shades’ light bars contain 12 LEDs and conne
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Dream City: Metropolis is the latest urban-planning sim from Storm8 Navigating the corridors and alleys of cities can often make a person feel small, but video games are here to make you feel big again. Mobile publisher Storm8 wants to give players control over city streets, business, and housing in its new Dream City: Metropolis game that launched July 7 on iOS and Android . In this app, gamers take on the role of a tycoon who must revitalize their town. Dream C
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Defense Expenditures of NATO Countries 2016 NATO defense spending is pretty much the same in 2016 as it was in 2015. This is down form the 2009-2012 level, which was about 10% higher. Most members are spending 0.9 to 1.2% of GDP on defense. Estonia, Greece, Poland, and the UK spend from 2.0% to 2.38% of GDP. The USA spends 3.61% of GDP in 2016 which is down from 5.29% of GDP in 2009. Read more »
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The Clever Cutter is perfect for not-so-spacious kitchens If you live in a teeny space, you know how hard it is to cook a full meal as there’s not much room to do food prep. You can always make it work if you really want to, but if you try to put a cutting board on any place that isn’t a flat surface, you’re asking for trouble. Since there’s normally only room for one cutting board and you have to use that space wisely, you might think it would be smart
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Orbitkey 2.0 submitted by Bernard Capulong These days, you have more key organizers to pick from than ever to silence and tidy up your keys. But the majority of them are based on the same design: a stack of keys on two pivoting posts, sandwiched between two metal plates, Swiss knife style. That’s effective if you’ve got a ton of keys to manage, but it comes with the trade-off of heavier weight and uncomfortab
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LA looks incredible in this beautiful 12k resolution time lapse I’ve always really loved high-resolution time lapses: there’s something really cool about seeing cities or the night sky fly across my computer screen in gorgeous detail. There’s a new time lapse by photographer Joe Capra of Scientifantastic that puts every one that I’ve seen to shame. Using a 100 megapixel Phase One XF IQ3 camera, Capra shot the time lapse footage of Los Angeles in 12k resolutio
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Why Using Your Phone In Bed Can Cause Temporary Blindness, Even After You Get Up You’ve probably done this: Roll over in the middle of the night, or in a dark room, turn on your phone, read a few emails, scroll through some tweets, or check Facebook. Then later, your vision is fuzzy in one eye, or worse, you roll over and can see out of one but not the other. Heres why. The Science of Us explains the process is pretty simple, and if you’ve deduced already that it’s because on
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LA Auto Show sending automotive startup winner to Richard Branson’s private isle The LA Auto Show is one of the largest global stages for automakers. Each year, some of the most anticipated new models bow in the land of fame and fortune. Meanwhile, those who are hungry for success compete in the show’s Top Ten Automotive Startups challenge for a chance to be featured at AutoMobility LA (formerly the Connected Car Expo and LA Auto Show Press & Trade Days). This year, the i
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The US ranks fifth in digital readiness, report finds The World Economic Forum this week published its Networked Readiness Index which measures how well an economy is using information and communications technologies to boost its competitiveness and well-being.
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Perovskite Discovery Promises Big Efficiency BoostResearchers have found a way to boost the efficiency of perovskite solar cells to 31%.
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British instructors to train 4,000 Ukrainian soldiers by March 2017 – British FM British instructors will complete the training of 4,000 Ukrainian military personnel by March 2017, UK Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs Philip Hammond told journalists on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Warsaw. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Indian state imposes ‘fat tax’ on burgers, pizza, other fast food The Indian state of Kerala has introduced a tax on junk food in an attempt to tackle obesity and earn money, with the move expected to hit the customer base of international fast food chains like McDonald’s, KFC and Pizza Hut. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Philando Castile May Have Been Pulled Over Because Police Thought He Looked Like a Robbery Suspect When Philando Castile was pulled over Wednesday night by officers Jeronimo Yanez and Joseph Kauser , purportedly for a broken tail light according to the video account of the aftermath of his being shot and killed by Yanez made by passenger Diamond Reynolds , the officers’ real reason for wanting to pull them over and check I.D.s is because they thought he was a robbery suspect, according to scan
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You Are Neither Old Enough Nor Young Enough to Enter Legoland Alone Here are the admission rules for Toronto’s Legoland: Please note: Children 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult supervisor 18 years of age or older. Adults (18+) will not be admitted without a child, with the exception of Adult Only Nights. So when you are 17 and 364 days old, you need an adult with you, because you are still a baby. But the day you turn 18, you need a kid with you, becau
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The Secret Cyberwar is Here: Director Alex Gibney on ‘Zero Days’, Stuxnet, and the Future of Cyberweapons “The potential for enormous destruction and loss of life is palpable when it comes to cyberweapons,” says Alex Gibney , director of the new film Zero Days , which delves into the creation, deployment, and implications of the Stuxnet virus. Stuxnet , a self-replicating cyberweapon launched by the U.S. and Israel into the Natanz nuclear plant in Iran, was an effort to thwart Iran’s nuclea
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Antidepressants: Treatment for bad marriages?Psychiatrists nearly always responded with prescriptions for antidepressants when clients complained of bad marriages, according to a new study spanning 20 years at an American medical center. The assumption that people struggling with their marriages or other domestic issues are suffering from depression is not supported by the way depression is defined medically.
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How to Make the Most of Google Calendar with 7+ New Tools Did you know that Google Calendar can help you make timesheets, manage projects and even find time for goals or things you want to get done, but have never been able to schedule? One of the things in shortest supply, for most people today, is time. If you are a super busy person or just someone who is looking for a more organized way to structure your day, here are ten brand new tips to help. Goo
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DEKA LUKE prosthetic arm to see commercial release in 2016 Mobius Bionics has announced that it will be bringing DEKA Research and Development Corporation’s LUKE prosthetic arm to commercial markets later this year. The LUKE has the distinction of being the first arm to be cleared by the FDA for its new integrated prosthetic arm category, passing certification back in 2014. Mobius and DEKA say the prosthetic will be available … Continue reading
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A shuffled narrative of the history of the Earth | Ali Haidar | TEDxYouth@WellspringLC While studying sediments on the ocean floor to trace the history of the earth, Ali noticed tiny creatures were re-shuffling small sediments of earth, changing its order. What are the implications of this discovery? Find out in this informative talk. Ali earned his Master’s degree from the University of Parma in Italy and a Ph.D. from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ). He
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Traveling With Robots | Louis Black | TEDxYouth@AustinWhat’s in your suitcase? Titled as the Minister of Fun, Antonio Delgado integrates robotics and education in his travels to developing countries to spread enthusiasm for science and technology. Louis Black is the co-founder and current editor of the Austin Chronicle, the co-founder and current director of South by Southwest, and a founding board member of the Austin Film Society. Currently, Louis
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The Big Picture | Gabi Stricker-Phelps | TEDxMLCSchoolShe explores the issue of gender equality and the concept of feminism, the disparity between Indigenous Australians and non-indigenous Australians and passionately discusses the current legislation in Australia surrounding marriage, support for marriage equality and what is stopping it from happening. She also speaks about how we can complete the big picture of equality in Australia. Gabi Stricke
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Starry Starry NIght | William Solomon | TEDxMLCSchoolWe live in a world where we call everything “awesome,” and people have become desensitised to its meaning. This speech discuss the philosophy surrounding the idea of ‘awe’ from angles of Religion, Nature, Technology, and attempts to make it relatable to people who seem to have lost connection to the emotion. William is a student at Barker College. This talk was given at a TEDx event usi
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Interferometers that produce clearer signal by getting rid of light An interferometer that JPL has sent into space. (credit: JPL ) A lot of what I write is about measurement, not because I’m in love with calipers, but because the cutting edge of physics is at the limit of what we can measure. That means that when you want to think about what to do next, you need to consider how a measurement can be made more sensitive. Many people, including some scientists, don’
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Grady’s Pour & Store Pouch The summer heat is here to stay for a while, and hot coffee isn’t helping matters much. Grady’s Pour & Store Pouch lets you continue caffeinating but with refreshing cold brew instead of piping hot joe, and makes the brewing process exceedingly easy. Each pouch comes with twelve 2oz Bean Bags filled with ground coffee, chicory, and spices that need to simply soak overnight in cold water. The
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Preserving forest carbon sinks top of donors’ climate mitigation agenda Developing countries with large carbon sinks and good governance tend to be the main destination for major green donors’ climate mitigation funding, research shows. This study compared the factors used to allocate climate mitigation finance to 180 developing countries by the five largest donors — Japan, Germany, France, Norway and the United States.
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Six of the best co-living developments from around the world Shared housing is rapidly gaining popularity thanks to rising rents and changing lifestyles, with Soho House becoming the latest company to consider a move into co-living . From a shared apartment in Barcelona to the world’s largest co-housing development, here are six key examples from around the world (+ slideshow). (more…)
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80-year-old John Madden still helps out with the games – CNET “He knows football like no other man I have ever met.”
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Open Building Institute to offer free “eco-building toolkit” I don’t understand it, but that’s probably just me.
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Photo: Spiny devil katydid is too cute to be evil Our reader photo of the day comes from deep in the tropical forest of Ecuador.
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How to secure your router and home network Many computer users don’t realize it, but for most people their internet router is the most important electronic device in their home. It links most of their other devices together and to the world, so it has a highly privileged position that hackers can exploit. Unfortunately, many consumer and small-business routers come with insecure default configurations, have undocumented backdoor accounts,
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How to find out everything Google knows about you in the new My Activity dashboard Google recently launched a new dashboard that presents all the key data it collects from you in one easy-to-find interface. The upside for you is that it provides a lot more control and transparency over what Google has collected, as you can find your web and search history, location timeline, Google services (Gmail, YouTube, Drive, etc.), and a lot of other details. There’s always the chance it
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68% off Carllte Omnidirectional Condenser Lapel Microphone – Deal Alert The Carllte Omnidirectional lapel mic has an extra long 59-inch cable and TRRS 3.5mm Jack, making it compatible with most phones, tablets and computers and suitable for a wide range of applications from live-streaming to kareoke. It is made from professional grade polished and protected steel, and captures crystal clear audio without batteries or external power. It averages 4 out of 5 stars from
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Homeland Security’s big encryption report wasn’t fact-checked If you watch Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. , Blacklist , or any other TV show with make-believe espionage, you probably hear the term “going dark” at least once a week. In the real world, “going dark” has become FBI shorthand for when baddies can’t be spied on, or manage to vanish into thin internet, at the fault of encryption. And it’s at the heart of an oft-virulent tug-of
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Next time my dad asks me to rub sunscreen on his back, I’m pointing him to this machine Sunscreen and I have a love / hate relationship. I know I should love it and wear it because it keeps me skin cancer-free and because I look hella bad with sunburn. I hate sunscreen, though, because it’s messy to put on and it makes me smell like sunscreen, which isn’t a cute smell, unless you like reminding people of the beach. I guess that’s an okay thing to be associated with. Maybe I would un
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Just One Thing: Separating budgeting from forecastingBudgeting and forecasting each have unique places within your financial plan. Make sure you’re doing both. Read more… More about Justonething Bpp , Just One Thing , Supported , Business , and Small Business
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Messaging by flow in the brain Researchers visualize cilia-based networks in the brain, which could transport vital messenger substances.
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Where did it all go wrong? Scientists identify ‘cell of origin’ in skin cancers Scientists have identified for the first time the ‘cell of origin’ — in other words, the first cell from which the cancer grows — in basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer, and followed the chain of events that lead to the growth of these invasive tumors.
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There’s a new patent-free fast charging system for electric buses (credit: Proterra) As Tesla and its Supercharger network have demonstrated, it’s a lot easier for people to make the switch to electric vehicles if there’s a robust and rapid charging infrastructure in place. But we have to electrify more than just passenger vehicles if we want to get serious about reducing emissions. EV manufacturer Proterra certainly thinks so, which is why it just opened up th
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State of the Art Outdoor Fireplaces and Grills Your back yard or garden may not be as big as this one (pictured above) housing the Sebios Tendu Garden Fire and Log Storage , but nowadays more and more people are taking advantage of their outdoor space to cook and to hang out – even when it gets a bit chilly. If you want to linger outside, sharing food with friends and family, a garden fireplace and grill means you don’t have to go in as soon
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Acceptance: equality, equity, and the story of us all | Claude Pertuit | TEDxYouth@ASH How different are we really, regardless of our physical form? In the end, we’re all the same if we look with unbiased eyes and open our hearts to other people of other cultures and backgrounds. As an American at a young age I was thrust from my home in Louisiana into the international world. I have lived in both Europe and Asia and have witnessed the world of the wealthy and the day to day life o
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The Tiny1 will renew your interest in space If you’ve ever laid down and looked up at night, you’ve likely seen a myriad of twinkling dots littered across the sky. They’re beautiful and terrifying, mainly because you know there’s more out there than what the naked eye can take in. If you really take an interest, you might have looked up some photos online and come across images from NASA , or from enthusiasts who have tons of money to pour
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New UAH Wind Tunnel Ready for Action A new $2 million wind tunnel system at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) is ready to undertake supersonic flow research with Mach numbers up to 3.
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Super affordable Alcatel Dawn rises up at Boost Mobile and Virgin – CNET The $70 handset features Android Marshmallow, a 4.5-inch display and it’s available from both prepaid carriers.
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New record in microwave detection Aalto University scientists have broken the world record by fourteen fold in the energy resolution of thermal photodetection. read more
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Y Combinator’s Plan to Build a New City? Not Actually Crazy Y Combinator’s initiative, bold and nascent though it may be, is just the latest in a long line of schemes to remake the city. The post Y Combinator’s Plan to Build a New City? Not Actually Crazy appeared first on WIRED .
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Genetically modified mice could sniff out harmful chemicalsWhile studies have shown that dogs are capable of detecting diseases by smell , new research aims to create genetically modified mice capable of seeking out specific scents and chemicals. By injecting human olfactory genes into mouse DNA, researchers at Hunter College in New York successfully bred mice with an “upgraded” sense of smell. The goal of the research, described in a new paper
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Massive open-access database on human cultures createdAn international team of researchers has developed a website at d-place.org to help answer long-standing questions about the forces that shaped human cultural diversity.
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Jeff Deist: Whatever Happened to Peace Officers? Jeff is traveling this weekend, but in light of Thursday night’s shooting of police officers in Dallas, we decided to run a talk he gave two years ago entitled, “Whatever happened to Peace Officers?” The growth of the state, the militarization of police forces, and the increase in violence both by and against officers are interrelated—but, as libertarians we should avoid the easy emotio
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Snoop Dogg, the Game lead march to LAPD headquartersIn response to the fatal police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, rappers Snoop Dogg and the Game led a peaceful march on Friday to LAPD headquarters, where a new class of officers were graduating. The Game announced the march — which he called Operation H.U.N.T. — in an Instagram post on Friday, sending a call to action to “all African American men, Mexican American men &
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Physics Reveals What’s In Herculaneum’s Incinerated Ancient Scrolls A synchrotron has just unlocked the writing inside ancient Herculaneum’s incinerated scrolls. Read More
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Rimowa’s new Electronic Tag digital suitcase makes luggage check-in easy It’s one of the worst traveling dilemmas — do you waste precious time by checking a bag, hoping it’ll come out in one piece on the other side, or do you try to stuff all your possessions into a bag that will fit under the seat in front of you? Now, there may be the semblance of a solution. Meet Rimowa’s new Electronic Tag , heralded as “the first digital check-in solution for your luggage.” Slidi
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Drop the top and roll into summer in style with the 10 best convertibles If you like having a sunroof, you’ll love driving a convertible. It’s true that the segment has experienced a sharp decline in recent years, but there’s still a car to fit every need and budget, regardless of whether you’re looking to experience the wind in your hair on a budget, at neck-snapping speeds, or in a cosseting cabin. Related: Ride along as we test 15 of this year’s top cars to find th
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Containing a Superintelligent AI Is Theoretically ImpossibleMachines that “learn” and make decisions on their own are proliferating in our daily lives via social networks and smartphones, and experts are already thinking about how we can engineer them so that they don’t go rogue. So far, suggestions have ranged from “training” self-learning machines to ignore certain kinds of information that might teach them racism or sexism, to coding them with values l
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Transplant drug may provide benefits after spinal cord injury New research in mice indicates that a drug commonly used to suppress the immune system in recipients of organ transplants may also reduce tissue damage and neuropathic pain after spinal cord injury. Rapamycin, which is an inhibitor of the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling pathway, has a variety of cellular functions and is known to possess both immunosuppressant and anti-tumor propert
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Engineering management may be the most unnatural act of all When it comes to software engineering, that management is best which manages least — to borrow Thoreau’s quip about government. While it’s rarely as easy as nodding at a brilliant developer and getting out of the way, the best systems are, like good software, minimalist and lightweight. Read More
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Utah Officials Confirm Elderly Zika Patient’s Death The immediate cause of death remains unknown — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Pakistani philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi dies aged 88Thousands attend the funeral of renowned Pakistani philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi, who has died at 88 after a life dedicated to the poor.
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Nivea made a seagull drone that poops sunscreen on kidsOf all the ways to apply sunscreen, ‘getting pooped on by a seagull’ does not sound like the best option. Still, that’s what Nivea is banking on with a new, rather ridiculous ad campaign. Here’s the premise: kids apparently don’t like to wear sunscreen, so Nivea partnered with an ad agency to build a seagull drone that hunts and poops out sunscreen onto the unsuspecting children. Never mind the d
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The Miniature Version of Your Favorite Coffee Maker Is Cheaper Than Ever Today Bonavita BV1500TS 5-Cup Coffee Maker , $80 The Bonavita BV1500 is the 5-cup little brother of your favorite coffee maker , and Amazon’s serving it up for just $80 today. That’s an all-time low, and a solid $11-$12 less than usual. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00… http://co-op.kinja.com/your-favorite-… Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something
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Alexa’s role in Amazon Prime Day revealed Amazon’s second Prime Day is quickly approaching, with the online retailer kicking off the massive sale on July 12. Those with an Alexa-enabled device can get in on the action a little early, however, as Amazon is offering $10 off your first order of $20 or more when you place it through Alexa. That promotion runs from today, July 8, … Continue reading
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New clues could help scientists harness the power of photosynthesis Identification of a gene needed to expand light harvesting in photosynthesis into the far-red-light spectrum provides clues to the development of oxygen-producing photosynthesis, an evolutionary advance that changed the history of life on Earth. “Knowledge of how photosynthesis evolved could empower scientists to design better ways to use light energy for the benefit of mankind,” said D
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This web instrument will compose your next low-budget sci-fi movie score Do you wish to create a chilling music score for your amateur horror film, but you have no musical experience? No problem! The Musical Chord Progression Arpeggiator is a web experiment by Jake Albaugh that allows you to generate different musical scores based on a variety of different inputs. This tool allows users to create a series of arpeggios in a chord progression, resulting in a cycle of ha
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Practical Knife Skills That Will Change the Way You CookHow to wield your kitchen knife like a world-class chef. … Read More »
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State and Local Spending On Prisons Has Grown Three Times as Fast as Spending on Schools, Says New Report According to a new report from the Department of Education, spending over the past three decades by state and local governments on prisons and jails has grown three times as fast as spending on public education. Based on data collected between 1979 and 2013, state and local expenditures for education from preschool through grade 12 increased by 107 percent. In comparison, state and local expendit
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A Gravitational Waves Explanation Even a Five Year Old Can Grasp Earlier this year, scientists detected gravitational waves for the first time in history and nerds around the globe cried with joy. (Seriously, I got a little choked up that day and I’m not even the biggest astro-geek at Motherboard.) The phenomenon, first predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago, was widely accepted but had never actually been detected before. It was a major milestone that now
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MTV News, BET News to host live town hall to discuss ‘America in crisis’ In wake of the recent shootings, MTV News and BET News announced they will hold a town hall Friday to “discuss America in crisis.” The forum, which will take place at MTV’s Times Square studio, invites artists, activists and audience members to discuss “the issues underlying this latest round in a cycle of violence and tragedy in America.” Guests at the discussion include MTV
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Luxury Living on the Go: Elegantly Minimalist Camper VanLiving in a van down by the river isn’t what it used to be. From outside, this Volkswagen T6 painted matte black doesn’t look like much, and upon opening the sliding door, you might expect to find the typical jumble of bedding and suitcases. But the interior of this particular T6 is anything but ordinary, painstakingly renovated and customized to create a surprisingly elegant mobile home. Appeari
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We’ll Never Be Able to Look Away Again. Dallas and Minnesota Prove It If you’ve logged onto Facebook over the last two days, you may well have watched someone die—possibly at the exact moment it happened. Death is now live. The post We’ll Never Be Able to Look Away Again. Dallas and Minnesota Prove It appeared first on WIRED .
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Dual Head Car Fan Yeah, yeah, I know most cars have air conditioning now. The 2-headed car fan isn’t meant to be a substitute for AC, but an accessory to it. An extra set of blades that will help blow hot air out of your parked car fast, and start cooling you off immediately. If you have weak AC, or a vehicle without vents for your backseat pets, babies, and friend Cornelius, AboveTEK’s fan has an 8′ cord and 360-
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MD Anderson, NASA and ILC Dover Partner on Space Suit Art Project to Increase Childhood Cancer Awareness Today, several of Space City’s best-known institutions — The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and ILC Dover — announced a partnership that brings the benefits of arts and science to pediatric cancer patients while increasing awareness of childhood cancer.
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Argonne Partners with Strem Chemicals to Deliver Next-Gen Battery Materials to Industry Argonne has teamed up with Strem Chemicals, Inc. to provide industry and the battery research community with next-generation materials that could improve energy storage. Strem has licensed 23 separate pieces of intellectual property from Argonne and will manufacture and distribute nine battery solvents and additives.
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Study explains why galaxies stop creating stars Galaxies come in three main shapes – elliptical, spiral (such as the Milky Way) and irregular. They can be massive or small. To add to this mix, galaxies can also be blue or red. Blue galaxies are still actively forming stars. Red ones mostly are not currently forming stars, and are considered passive. read more
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Dawn maps Ceres craters where ice can accumulateScientists with NASA’s Dawn mission have identified permanently shadowed regions on the dwarf planet Ceres. Most of these areas likely have been cold enough to trap water ice for a billion years, suggesting that ice deposits could exist there now. read more
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The Dallas Shooting Was Among The Deadliest For Police In U.S. History For most of the last 35 years, the number of police officers who die on the job in the U.S. declined, but one grim statistic held steady: The most common cause of death was gun homicide. Those numbers grew significantly on Thursday night when five police officers were shot and killed at a demonstration in Dallas that was protesting recent killings by police officers in other states. President Oba
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Google’s Self-Driving Car Project has a new legal leadGoogle’s Self-Driving Car Project is one step closer to becoming its own independent business. Recode has confirmed that the autonomous-driving company under the Alphabet umbrella has hired The Climate Corporation’s chief legal officer, Kevin Vosen, as its first general attorney. He’s slated to begin later this month. Currently, Google’s self-driving unit is under… Read More
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YouTube Looking To Launch Online TV Service Next Year With ESPN, ABC, and CBS An anonymous reader writes: Bloomberg reported in May that YouTube is working on a paid subscription service called Unplugged that would offer customers a selection of TV channels streamed via the internet. Now, The Information (Warning: source may be paywalled) is reporting that deals are starting to come together, and ESPN, ABC, and CBS are “firmly expected” to be available through the
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People’s March descends on downtown Pittsburgh to protest inequality & hate Thousands are marching in downtown Pittsburgh over civil rights, inequality, and environmental, immigration and labor issues. Police are taking extra security measures in the aftermath of the Dallas shootings. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Almost 96,000 unaccompanied minors sought asylum in EU in 2015 – agency Nearly 96,000 unaccompanied children traveled to the European Union in 2015 to apply for asylum, an EU refugee aid agency said. This is almost four times the number applying in 2014. Read Full Article at RT.com
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NASA’s field campaign investigates Arctic North American ecosystems Sampling charred soils in Saskatchewan, outfitting robins with GPS backpacks in Alberta, and measuring the growth rates of trees in northern Alaska – scientists with a decade-long NASA project are in the field this summer to study the impacts of a rapidly warming climate.
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Hold the nectar, these butterflies feed on galls and honeydew While most butterflies feed on nectar from flowers, researchers from the University of Connecticut believe that northern oak hairstreaks feed on non-nectar sources such as oak galls and honeydew from aphids and other insects.
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There’s a Secret Message Written Into the Sands of MarsNASA has spotted something strange and beautiful in the sands of Mars—a remarkable dune field that looks eerily similar to Morse code. And it has a message for us. Read more…
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Could Goats or Cows Claim the Title of ‘Man’s Best Friend’?Since the evolution of dogs from wolves tens of thousands of years ago, they have been selectively bred for various roles as guards, hunters, workers and companions. But dogs are not the only animal humans have domesticated, which suggests that although dogs get all the attention, there’s reason to argue other species could also deserve the title of “man’s best friend”. Anthrozoology, the study of
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Microscopic hairs act like conveyor belts in the brainChances are good that you don’t give cilia much thought on a daily basis, but the tiny hairs play a key role in our bodies, doing everything from clearing out unwelcome particles from our airways to helping us reproduce. It turns out that cilia also have an important function in the brain, where a new study shows they act like conveyor belts moving around vital molecular freight contained in cere
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Ceramics Rooms, Entities into Space / Gitai Architects © Yohan Yerdoun Architects: Gitai Architects Location: Haifa, Israel Architect In Charge: Ben Gitai Area: 250.0 sqm Project Year: 2015 Photographs: Yohan Yerdoun , Ben Gitai © Yohan Yerdoun From the architect. We were asked to undertake comprehensive renovation and adaptation of two residential units in a building that was constructed in the 70s. Due to the dilapidated state of the apartments we
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Doctors should warn women about the real risks of childbirth Vaginal births carry unique risks that caesarean sections can avoid. Obstetricians’ leaders should be open about that
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ChipmunkBags – Because Doing Laundry is Already Annoying Enough Like all good entrepreneurs, San Francisco’s Cooper Golding saw a problem and created a solution. The problem? Laundry. Not the actual washing and drying of clothes–which for the time being will remain the Achilles heel of chores for men–but the use of crude bags to bring those dirty clothes from your apartment to the Laundromat. The solution? ChipmunkBags: a premium […] Visit Man of Many for the
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Mudskipper robot gives us a lesson in locomotion The mudskipper is a fascinating animal, in that it’s a fish that both swims in the water and crawls on the land. It’s probably not unlike the prehistoric fishes that first ventured out of the ocean, hundreds of millions of years ago. Looking at it, you might think that its two pectoral fins do all the work when it’s out of the water, while its tail just flaps around. By building a robotic version
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#CarefreeBlackKids2k16 offers comfort in the midst of tragedy The stream of police shootings replayed on social media can take a toll on one’s mental health. With the ongoing coverage of the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile this week, we have seen the shootings play out on screens repeatedly. #CarefreeBlackKids2k16 has risen on Twitter in the midst of these tragedies to combat the steady stream of distressful news. The hashtag was started by He
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UN sounds alarm over ‘structural and institutional racism’ in US There is a high level of structural and institutional racism in the US, Ricardo A. Sunga III, chair of the UN expert panel on people of African descent, said, commenting on the back-to-back killing of two black men by the American police. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Multitasking backfires, leads to less, not more productivity, study finds Keeping multiple monitors fired up, your smartphone in sight, and a tablet propped on a stand may be a mistake. If your goal is maximum productivity throughout the day, multitasking is not your friend, according to a report on Quartz . Citing relevant studies on what happens in the human brain, the report says about the only result you can count on at the end of a day of multitasking is being “ve
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Between the Streams: Star Trek expands, Alien sequel mania, ‘Wrecked’s’ Asif Ali (exclusive) RSS | iTunes | Stitcher DT’s entertainment show, Between the Streams, is your guide to all of the hottest, most important, and (of course) dumbest new developments in streaming and entertainment, providing a handy recap of the week that was. (You can also add us via RSS, iTunes, or Stitcher at the links above to take BtS on the road!) We’ve got a great show lined up today, including a bonus inter
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The Real Problem With Gluten: Time While people treat bread like the devil, Michael Pollan thinks it might just be our impatience creating the real issue. Read More
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Zero point energy plays an important role in the stability of nanomagnets So-called “zero-point energy” is a term familiar to some cinema lovers or series fans; in the fictional world of animated films such as “The Incredibles” or the TV series “Stargate Atlantis”, it denotes a powerful and virtually inexhaustible energy source . Whether it could ever be used as such is arguable. Scientists at Jülich have now found out that it plays an imp
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After backlash, NRA responds to Philando Castile shooting, but doesn’t say much The NRA has finally broken its silence since the recent fatal shootings of two black men in Minnesota and Louisiana. On Friday, days after Philando Castile was shot in Falcon Heights, Minnesota and Alton Sterling was killed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the National Rifle Association issued a brief statement on its Facebook page focused on Castile’s death. The post came several hours after it tweete
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Star Trek is a Submarine Series The Film Theorists’ Frame By Frame argues that Star Trek’s creators cribbed several tropes from submarine films for his TV show, such as mutiny and making blind decisions. We think that these elements are present in many movies where a group of people are left on their own. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: FLCL: Journey to Maturity Spider-Man: Lessons of Heroism Kirk Drives the Batmob
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The Return of Arthur C. Clarke’s Fantastic Vision of JupiterIn the latest ‘Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy’ podcast, Stephen Baxter discusses the sequel he co-wrote to Arthur C. Clarke’s “A Meeting with Medusa” novella. The post The Return of Arthur C. Clarke’s Fantastic Vision of Jupiter appeared first on WIRED .
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Dozens killed in Iraq attack as IS claim responsibility At least 35 people have been killed in a bomb attack at a Shia shrine in the Iraqi town of Balad.
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3 Dreamy Homes With Private Beaches for Sale A sandy backyard escape With summer well underway, the warm weather and sunshine have got us pining for a private beach—you know sandy stretches where you can stroll and lay on your own terms, sans crowds and the crowds’ trash. For those with a few spare bucks— okay, millions —such luxury is within reach. Have a look at this trio of properties on the market right now, offering very different, ver
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Ten Top Images on Archinect’s “Concrete” Pinterest BoardIn case you haven’t checked out Archinect’s Pinterest boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect Firm and People profiles. ( Tip: use the handy FOLLOW feature to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!) Today’s top images (in no particular order) are from the board Concrete . ↑ Conservatoire of Music, Dan
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15 TechCrunch stories you don’t want to miss this weekThis week, Apple’s iOS 10 beta was released, Tesla Autopilot went under scrutiny and the tech world responded to the devastating shootings and protests that occurred across the country. These are the top tech stories to bring you up to speed. Read More
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Set phasers to speedy with this official Star Trek roller coaster – CNET Want to hurtle through space, Star Trek-style? A German theme park wants to take fans on the ride of their lives.
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Olympic Omens, Jumpin’ Jupiter, and More Stories You Missed This Week We’re proud to bring NextDraft—the most righteous, most essential newsletter on the web—to WIRED.com. The post Olympic Omens, Jumpin’ Jupiter, and More Stories You Missed This Week appeared first on WIRED .
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Brain disease leads to new understanding of bacterial behavior Approximately 89,000 people die every year from melioidosis, an infectious disease spread through bacteria from contaminated water and soil that can travel to the brain and spinal cord in less than 24 hours. A new study from Griffith University in Queensland, Australia discovered for the first time how the bacteria is contracted. The finding could explain how other infectious bacteria make their
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No, El Chapo has not escaped from prison a third time But why are so many people on Twitter saying he has?
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Dallas’ bomb robot sparks debate around police militarization “We saw no other option than to use our bomb robot.” Camera shutters clacked as Dallas Police Chief David Brown told a crowd of reporters how his department killed a suspect after a shooting spree that left five officers dead and seven more wounded Thursday night. Law enforcement and a hostage negotiator cornered the suspect and attempted to talk him down for several hours; they learned
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Fair Use Threatens Innovation, Copyright Holders Warn An anonymous reader shares a TorrentFreak report: Various music and movie industry groups have warned that fair use exceptions are a threat. The groups were responding to proposals put forward in Australia by the Government’s Productivity Commission. They claim that content creators will be severely disadvantaged if fair use is introduced Down Under . Several rightsholder groups argue that strong
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GoPro caught by fisherman shows its final moments on the seafloor with a lonely crab Only July 5, YouTuber Francis Darracott decided to go fishing with his family as a way to celebrate his birthday. While it was fish they were looking for, what they ended up catching proved to be far more interesting. On the first cast after moving to a new location, Darracott managed to hook a GoPro HERO 3 camera. The action camera appeared to be safe inside waterproof housing, but after a year
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Student-built electric race car goes from 0-62 mph in 1.513 seconds It’s not directly related to greener living, but it is a major feather in the cap of electric car engineering, which could help inform the future of clean transport.
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MIT develops mobile sensor that could save your lifeMassachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers have unveiled a new sensor that could save lives by detecting a buildup of toxic gas in an area, and then send that data to a connected mobile or wearable. The sensor is incredibly sensitive to toxic gas, able to detect 10 parts per million of gas in the air. When toxic gas is spotted, the carbon nanotubes inside the sensor break free of the
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Man who killed 1, opened fire on highway was angry about police violence A man accused of shooting indiscriminately at passing cars and police on a Tennessee highway told investigators he was angry about police violence against African-Americans, authorities said Friday. One woman died and three others, including one police officer, were injured in the rampage. SEE ALSO: 5 police officers dead in Dallas sniper attack, 7 others injured The Tennessee Bureau of Investiga
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Remains of the Day: End-to-End Encryption Is Coming to Facebook Messenger Facebook Messenger, one of the most popular messaging platforms in the world, is finally getting a feature that should be considered obligatory: end-to-end message encryption. It’s not without its caveats, though. Facebook is calling the encryption “secret conversations,” and enabling the feature means that only the two devices sending and receiving the messages can decode them. You’ll also have
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Fish With Creepy Curved Backbones Could Help Explain Scoliosis It’s easy to take for granted that our spines grow straight, our hearts on the left, and our limbs in pairs. But it actually takes incredible coordination. The post Fish With Creepy Curved Backbones Could Help Explain Scoliosis appeared first on WIRED .
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How Richard Feynman’s Famous Diagrams Almost Saved Space Richard Feynman’s famous diagrams embody a deep shift in thinking about how the universe is put together. The post How Richard Feynman’s Famous Diagrams Almost Saved Space appeared first on WIRED .
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Paris opens first part of its highway for bicycles Many people like the idea of getting around on a bicycle, but not having to do so on the same roads as cars. To deal with that issue, Paris has decided to create a 28-mile highway that is exclusively for bicycles, banning all motorized vehicles on them and, as a result, making a safe space for cyclists to get around … Continue reading
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Lehmans 2.0: Keiser insists Deutsche demise makes ‘2008 crisis look like picnic’ Max Keiser’s prediction that Deutsche Bank is the next Lehman Brothers is proving portentous, if the bank’s latest issues are anything to go by. Read Full Article at RT.com
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How to take care of yourself in the wake of traumatic shootings When we bear witness to tragic events from afar, whether it’s through social media or via cable news, it’s easy to forget self-care. That’s especially relevant this week, with the shooting deaths of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, and five Dallas police officers (with seven others wounded). Outrage, grief and demands for change followed, du
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Transatomic technical paper shows its molten salt reactor would reduce waste by 53-83% depending upon level of enrichment usedTransatomic Power Corporation has released technical information on the design of its molten salt reactor (MSR), which it says offers multiple advantages over existing generation technologies. The technical white paper (22 pages) issued by the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company outlines how its 1250 MWth reactor design – the TAP MSR – uses the properties of its liquid fuel to increase fuel ut
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Wildlife Can Bear with Hunters and Hikers A new study suggests the best predictor of wildlife abundance in public lands is not human activity, but factors like forest connectivity and nearby housing density. Jason G. Goldman reports. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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CARTO makes geographical data visualization and analysis accessible to non-specialists CartoDB, a data visualization company founded in Madrid in 2012, changed its name to CARTO to celebrate its new analysis tool CARTO Builder and to emphasize its attempt to enlarge its audience from developers to business people and non-coders. Historically, CartoDB has helped data specialists with knowledge of SQL perform location data analysis. In addition, the company allowed data… Read More
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Oddly Satisfying Things From perfect blankets of snow falling from a rooftop, to a 3D print emerging from a resin bath, to the world’s tallest soft serve, this 10 minute compilation from Rocketscience should be more than enough to soothe your mind and soul from the stress of your day. More here . Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: The Evolution of Matthew McConaughey The Evolution of Batman 10 Great Opening Sh
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My summer edc submitted by Sebastianos Rigoutsos Kershaw Emerson CQC-6K Olight S10R II Baton Apple iPhone 4 Microtech Assailant Credit Card Knife. Victorinox Classic SD Kingston DT108 Handmade screw washer tool Keychain lanyard Berska wallet #cyclades#greece#teenager#edc
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NATO missile defense goes live in Europe, isolating Russia not the goal – Stoltenberg NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced that the alliance’s ballistic missile defense system in Europe is now operational. The system includes warships, long-range missile defense interceptors and radars placed across the territory controlled by the allied forces. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Gaudí envisioned a parabolic hotel apparently proposed for site of original WTC Twin Towers Dubbed the Hotel Attraction (according to Matamala’s recollection), Gaudí proposed a parabolic skyscraper towering over the city at 360 meters. It would have been the tallest building in the world until the completion of the Empire State Building. The exact location for the proposed tower is unknown, but a group of architects and historians argued that it was intended for the site of the first Wo
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New bioink could revolutionize 3D printing for facial reconstruction Forget Bjork’s 3D printed mask — additive manufacturing could soon be a regular part of facial reconstructive surgery, thanks to facial implants created from printed tissue cartilage. That’s according to a new project by renewable materials specialist American Process Inc. in association with Swansea University Medical School in the U.K. Researchers on the project are developing durable 3D-printe
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Ultrashort cell-free DNA reveals health of organ transplantsWhen cells die, whether through apoptosis or necrosis, the DNA and other molecules found in those cells don’t just disappear. They wind up in the blood stream, where degraded bits and pieces …
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Light used to make gold crystal nanoparticles A team of University of Florida researchers has figured out how gold can be used in crystals grown by light to create nanoparticles, a discovery that has major implications for industry and cancer treatment and could improve the function of pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and solar panels. Nanoparticles can be “grown” in crystal formations with special use of light, in a process called plasmon
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A violent week Black millennials in the US worry the next generation will be desensitised to violence.
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Watch London Get Its Shiny New Crossrail Tunnels Ready for Action 1,200 workers are spending 24 hours a day converting the underground tunnels, some of them 130 feet below the surface, into actual train tracks. The post Watch London Get Its Shiny New Crossrail Tunnels Ready for Action appeared first on WIRED .
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Amnesty Intl., EU parliament urge Bahrain to release rights activist Nabeel Rajab Amnesty International and the European Parliament have independently called on Bahrain to free prominent human rights defender and activist Nabeel Rajab, insisting charges against him be dropped and calling his detention “a shameless attack” on free speech. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Big Data versus Cancer Scientists develop a catalog of 1000 tumors with their alterations and drug sensitivities There are thousands of scientific papers dedicated to a particular type of tumor, a particular gene, a type of specific molecular lesion or the effect of a particular drug. However, there are very few examples of publications that integrate these four concepts (type of tumor, gene alteration and drug) in a s
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Samsung Galaxy S7 Active Fails Consumer Reports Water-Resistance Test An anonymous reader writes: The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active is apparently not-so-active. It should be the more durable version of the Galaxy S7 family but apparently it’s not. Because of this, Consumer reports is not going to mark it as “Recommended” even though it performed very well in all the other tests it ran. [Jerry Beilinson writes from Consumer Reports:] “Consumer Reports techn
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The Pint – Convertible Bottle / Cup This handy camping vessel is a double wall insulated stainless steel bottle that can be quickly transformed into a cup. Click Here For Complete Details
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Researchers Develop A Way To Stop Ransomware By Watching The Filesystem An anonymous reader quotes a report from Phys.Org: Ransomware — what hackers use to encrypt your computer files and demand money in exchange for freeing those contents — is an exploding global problem with few solutions, but a team of University of Florida researchers says it has developed a way to stop it dead in its tracks. The answer, they say, lies not in keeping it out of a computer but rat
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Watch These Dudes Deflect Roman Candle Firework Blasts with a Lightsaber The biggest regret of my life right now is not being as smart as these two geniuses, who battled out Roman candle fireworks with lightsabers like they were Jedi knights. Sure, I’d totally get lit up and smoked and would miss more blasts than I would hit, but the feeling of shielding yourself with just your lightsaber is so awesome that it’s totally worth the idiocy of admission. [ Dallyoshaffer v
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Young Architect Guide: 5 Lies Told About the Profession You Must Ignore Architecture students that spend their time searching the many online platforms for design inspiration will be aware that the profession they are aiming to enter into is laden with an unending list of clichéd opinions (yes, we’re guilty of this, too!). These stereotypical viewpoints — peddled both within and outside of the studio — can make for great entertainment, but also serve to perpetuate pr
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Color-Changing Film Is Upping the Ante for Dynamic WallsDigital media walls may be great for programming an ever-changing display within a space, but they can also be costly energy guzzlers. Now two manufacturers have teamed up to offer an intriguing alternative. Called Viva, the new wall treatment brings together 3form’s dimensional, modular wall systems and E Ink’s color-changing film technology. 3form’s Viva using E Ink Prism Most of you are alread
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Take to The Water the Right Way With The Hammock RaftEver dreamt of drifting down a river in a hammock? Well neither had I until the Hammocraft Hammock Raft sailed into my life and showed me why I should have been. Seemingly designed by the hammock loving Homer Simpson, the Hammocraft let’s you take on the high seas in ultimate comfort. Consisting of a high quality aluminium and stainless steel […] Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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HDHomeRun tuners connect directly to Samsung TVsWhile we wait for the FCC and cable companies to work out a plan for the future of TV , Silicon Dust has a way for you to experience cable with as few boxes as possible. This week the company detailed the ability of Samsung’s 2016 TVs to access streams from its network cable TV tuners — no external box necessary. If all you want to do is watch live TV, then just having a HDHomeRun Prime in the U
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Violence Forces Police (and Architects) to See a City AnewOn the lone gunman in the city, and why we can’t design him out of existence. The post Violence Forces Police (and Architects) to See a City Anew appeared first on WIRED .
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House of the Floating Roof / Amitzi Architects © Uzi Porat Architects: Amitzi Architects Location: Bnei Dror, Israel Structural Engineer: Doron Tweg Area: 300.0 sqm Project Year: 2011 Photographs: Uzi Porat © Uzi Porat From the architect. The house was designed for a family with 3 children and a modest budget, in a dense neighborhood. © Uzi Porat The public spaces open onto the back garden to the south, and the bedrooms face the street to the
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Olive robotic suitcase brings new meaning to carry on luggage Air travel is already stressful enough without having to trek long distances through what are essentially giant coach stations while dragging a bag on wheels behind you. There have been a number of attempts to relieve this situation in recent years with foldable scooters and bags that can follow its owner’s smartphone , but Olive ups the ante by combining the two with full-on robotics. .. Continu
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EU okays ‘renewed’ data transfer deal, lets US firms move Europeans’ private info overseas The EU has accepted a new version of the so-called Private Shield law that would allow US companies to transfer Europeans’ private data to servers across the ocean. The EU struck down the previously-reached agreement over US surveillance concerns. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The Tribal Politics of Police Brutality Has Torpedoed Criminal Justice Reform As Jesse Walker noted earlier today, it’s been a bad week for America, and “a lot of things really do look pretty bleak at the moment.” In tomorrow’s L.A. Times , I make the “Sympathy for the Devil” argument that after all, a lot of our dumb politics—particularly around police abuse and criminal-justice reform—is about the proverbial you and me. Excerpt: Our dominant political
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10 states sue Obama administration over transgender bathroom rules Ten more states are suing the Obama administration over rules requiring public schools to allow transgender students to use restrooms conforming to their gender identity, and not the sex listed on their birth certificate. Read Full Article at RT.com
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George Takei Opposes Gay Sulu In ‘Star Trek Beyond’HughPickens.com writes: Seth Abramovitch reports in the Hollywood Reporter that actor and LGBT activist George Takei says Paramount’s plans to have Sulu’s character in the upcoming ‘Star Trek Beyond’ the first LGBTQ lead character in Star Trek history is out of step with what creator Gene Roddenberry would have wanted. [Roddenberry] “was a strong supporter of LGBT equality,” says Takei,
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The Week in Review: July 9, 2016 A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rss Legal System U.S. History Political Theory The Week in Review: July 9, 2016 0 Views This week has been marked by devastating illustrations of why so much of the public distrusts the institutions of the state. On Tuesday , the FBI announced that, in spite of numerous legal precedents otherwise , Hillary Clinton would not be indicted for her mishandling of classified
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5 Remarkable Websites to Help You Understand Your Health & Fitness For those who didn’t pay much attention during biology class (yup, that includes me), it’s important to gain information about your body and your health. This pretty much dictates your lifestyle. Not knowing these things is what has you relying on tools to relieve back pain and exercise individual muscles later in life. Instead, get started now to understand your body, and how exercise and nutrit
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TPP becomes wedge issue for Democrats ahead of national convention A group of Democratic delegates have sent out a letter calling on fellow party members to oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement ahead of final votes on the party’s platform at the Democratic National Convention. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Deals of the Week: July 5-8 How to save on a week’s worth of epic deals. … Read More »
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This Week in Gear: July 5-8 A look back at an entire week’s worth of gear. … Read More »
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Dome-shaped 3D printer for chocolate designed to sit on kitchen counter Dutch design studio Michiel Cornelissen Ontwerp has designed a chocolate printer that can produce intricate confectionary (+ movie). (more…)
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These were the 10 biggest European tech stories this week( Tech.eu ) – Happy Friday! Here’s an overview of the 10 biggest European tech news items for this week: 1) Big exit in European tech: Antivirus software company AVG Technologies was acquired by rival Avast Software for $1.3 billion. 2) The Privacy Shield agreement between the U.S. and Europe that will regulate data transfer between both regions has been signed off on by member states of the EU,
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Austria: The up-and-coming early-stage investment capital of Europe To many, Austria can seem like a country of the past, one whose very charm lies in the fact that its best days are behind it. The Austro-Hungarian Empire collapsed almost 100 years ago, and, with it, the aspirations this landlocked, Central European nation of 8.5 million had to control the global stage. Perhaps that’s why the Austrian startup scene has been so easy to overlook. Read More
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Zimbabwe’s week of protests Zimbabwe’s economy is in dire straits, with civil servants going unpaid, the banks running out of money and a severe drought.
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‘Dark streaks’ on Mars give NASA a hint that Red Planet may have water NASA has examined thousands of “dark streaks” on Mars which might have formed due to liquid water, ice or vapor. The results of the study give “additional support for the notion that significant amounts of near-surface water can be found on Mars today.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Casinos are becoming more like arcades to attract millennials Millennials are a notoriously difficult demographic to attract, because growing up with digital media has made is so that their tastes and preferences are vastly different than previous generations. In an effort to attract millennials, businesses have had to look at what’s popular with them and then figure out how to work those things into their own products and services, with varying degrees of
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Russia’s new surveillance laws are stupid and will cost billions to enforce On Thursday, Russian president Vladimir Putin signed new laws that will see internet and telecom service providers collect users’ private information, store it for up to three years and hand it over to the government on request. In addition, calls, texts, photos, and internet activity will have to be stored for six months; encrypted messaging services like WhatsApp will have to hand over decrypti
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Plain Baseball Cap Blank Hat submitted by /u/LaceyStarr00 [link] [comments]
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6 tech brands that could challenge Apple Introduction Does Apple innovate anymore? With each reveal of a new iPhone there’s always one big question from the tech world: is that it? There’s a feeling that Apple has reached its zenith when it comes to phones. It might be the most valuable company in the world, but the speed of change in tech is unfathomably fast, and share prices can shrink. The tech world is littered with super-hot brand
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Modular jet drive helps you or your watercraft power through the water Sometimes you feel like paddling, and sometimes you feel like relaxing while a motor takes over. Or maybe you need some extra muscle to help you paddle against the current. Whatever the case, an add-on electric drive like the ElectraFin is a great way to take some of the “paddle” out of paddle sports. The all-new Bixpy Jet is the latest, and it packs serious versatility. It’ll power you
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Migrant crisis: UN criticises Hungary over border controlsNearly 1,300 migrants are stuck in dire conditions at the Serbia-Hungary border after Hungary blocked their entry, the UN warns.
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Potential cancer break-through treatment halted after 2 trial patients die Trials of an experimental therapy to treat Leukemia have been halted by US authorities after two patients died last week. The treatment developed by Juno Therapeutics looks to reprogram cells to find and eliminate cancer. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Pentagon wants injection of $20mn to fight ISIS drones An additional $20 million are needed to deal with Islamic State’s reconnaissance and bomber drones, the US Defense Department has told Congress. The money will be spent in addition to the $190 million already allocated to countering terrorist networks. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The Brexit hangover has left UK startups drained — Are the brains next? As the UK referendum result dropped in that fateful Friday morning, the tech startup world didn’t immediately grind to a halt. Websites kept loading. Apps kept opening. But what left UK technology entrepreneurs aghast was not just that Britain had chosen to leave the European Union after 40 years, but that all those years of trying compete with the giants of Silicon Valley would now… Read More
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Six Simple Sunday Habits To Set You Up For A Productive Week Go easy on those summer barbecues. Heavy eating on Sunday may sink you into a food coma you’ll still be feeling on Monday. It’s hard not to resent Mondays. The day marks the end of the fun and freedom of the weekend—and that’s especially true during the summer, when ordinary Saturdays and Sundays have a carefree vacation vibe. Read Full Story
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The Wah-Wah Pedal Has Been Giving Guitarists Tears for Years Born as an experiment, this lysergic effect pedal escaped the lab to infect the musical consciousness. The post The Wah-Wah Pedal Has Been Giving Guitarists Tears for Years appeared first on WIRED .
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Strike a Chord With This Composite Guitar That Looks Like Wood This beautiful six-string is crafted from Ekoa, a composite made of flax and industrial waste bioresin. The post Strike a Chord With This Composite Guitar That Looks Like Wood appeared first on WIRED .
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Hi-Fi Gear That’ll Turn Your Workspace Into Carnegie HallYou get most of your music appreciation in while you’re on the clock. Turn your workstation into Carnegie Hall with this hi-fi gear. The post Hi-Fi Gear That’ll Turn Your Workspace Into Carnegie Hall appeared first on WIRED .
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Russia & UNESCO push for ‘generation without racial, ethnic, religious prejudice’ In an effort to find a solution to Europe’s migration crisis, Russia’s Federal Center for Tolerance has teamed up with UNESCO, campaigning to bring up a “new generation” of children and teachers “free from racial, ethnic and religious stereotypes.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Summertime Toys For Grown Men Who said grown men can’t have awesome toys? The post Summertime Toys For Grown Men appeared first on The Manual .
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Cordless Tennis Elbow Pain Relieving Sleeve will hopefully perform wonders Tennis fans have been in for a treat this year with the quality tennis that was displayed throughout the past half year. This year’s Wimbledon also saw the shock defeat of Novak Djokovic and the smashing of his dream of achieving a calendar year Grand Slam. Well, those who indulge in tennis would definitely have had experience the pain of tennis elbow, which has also seen numerous treatment optio
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The Neuroscience of Illusion How tricking the eye reveals the inner workings of the brain — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Does Classifying Food as ‘Healthy’ or ‘Unhealthy’ Miss the Point? Is orange juice healthy? Unhealthy? What about butter, steak, hamburgers, turkey, bacon, beer, wine, soda, wheat bread, white bread, peanut butter, and coconut oil? Earlier this week, the New York Times ‘s Upshot blog released the results of a survey of consumers and nutritionists that asked about their respective perceptions of whether dozens of foods are healthy or unhealthy. Those perceptions
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Experts Weigh in On Classifying Food as ‘Healthy’ or ‘Unhealthy’: New at Reason Is orange juice healthy? Unhealthy? What about butter, steak, hamburgers, turkey, bacon, beer, wine, soda, wheat bread, white bread, peanut butter, and coconut oil? Earlier this week, the New York Times ‘s Upshot blog released the results of a survey of consumers and nutritionists that asked about their respective perceptions of whether dozens of foods are healthy or unhealthy. Those perceptions
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Outdoor Hanging Swing Chair Turn your patio into your home’s premiere place to relax by sitting down on this outdoor hanging swing chair. Made from all-weather wicker, it sports a sturdy powder coated steel and aluminum frame and provides a soothing side-to-side rocking motion while you rest. Check it out $329.99
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Sushi Donuts An Australian vegan cook has pioneered the creation of a new form of sushi. These heavenly sushi donuts are handmade in donut molds with all the traditional sushi ingredients and topped off with wasabi, black sesame seeds, and avocado. Check it out
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Corn Cob Stripper Avoid making a mess next time you eat some corn by using this cob stripper to do the job. It features a ring of stainless steel blades on the inside that quickly strips off all the kernels as you grab onto the plastic exterior and perform a downward pull-twist motion. Check it out $7.99
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The Tron Car Blurring the lines between reality and science fiction, the Tron car is the brainchild of famed vehicle designer Timur Bozca. The car features a sleek, streamlined frame, is built with four electronic hub motors, and sports a design modeled after Sam Flynn’s iconic suit. Check it out
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Floating Router Wooden Tool Man shows off a janky, but useful woodworking tool he put together – a router arm which can be moved smoothly along a tracing path to quickly produce turned wood shapes on his lathe. It ain’t pretty, but it does get the job done. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: DIY Hot Glue Gun High-Speed Milling Machine The Literal Hammer Drill Waterjet Cutting Gummy Candy Assembly Line
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Westphalexit As technology advances, a world partitioned into nation-states makes less and less sense. That may sound crazy, if you take it as granted that our world must be divided into nations. But the whole concept of a “country” is a 400-year-old weird hack, riddled with crippling bugs, plagued by contradictions that sharpen each year. It is unlikely to survive this century. Read More
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Hammered Pocket Watch for Apple Watch by BucardoSmart watches don’t have to be forever relegated to your wrist. Break out of the mold and rock your own style with the Hammered Pocket Watch for Apple Watch by Bucardo. Available for both sizes of the Apple Watch, the 38mm and the 42mm, this beautiful accessory has a delightfully vintage feel. Securing into the band slots of the Apple Watch, the Hammered Pocket Watch provides and elegant hold on
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HoverPad Mouse Pad by Just Mobile Scroll, click, and zoom like never before with the HoverPad Mouse Pad by Just Mobile. Coming in three sleek colors to match any desktop, this magical mouse mat has been modernized for our technology-rich world with the user in mind. Combining style and function, the surface of the HoverPad is especially coated to allow for high performance with scrolling and clicks while providing precision for o
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Geometric Paper Clips Set by Areaware Stylishly hold all your papers together with the Geometric Paper Clips Set by Areaware. Designed by artist Daphna Laurens, each set of these office supplies are colorful and decorative in addition to being extra large. The original designs were borne out of line drawings with “no practical purpose” but then converted into something both useful and cute. Perfect for holding your page in a book, bo
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Leather Smartphone Protector for iPhone 6/6S Give your smartphone the longevity it deserves when you use the Leather Smartphone Protector for iPhone 6/6S. Designed as a sticker which elegantly yet firmly adheres to the back of the smartphone, the Leather Smartphone Protector is made with genuine cow leather for an authentic look and feel. The durable and strong sticker extends the full length of the back of your iPhone and has perfectly ali
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ICYMI: Pedestrian tracking bot and earthquake simulationToday on In Case You Missed It: Stanford engineers are using a robot to understand the way humans move through a crowded space. University of California, San Diego researchers are using the world’s largest outdoor shake table to simulate earthquakes and fire to a six story building. If you can get into topics unrelated to Dallas and police shootings this weekend, German churches are using wifi to
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Luna Moon Floor Lamp by in-es.artdesign Bring the magic of the sky right into your home with the Luna Moon Floor Lam by in-es.artdesign. A totally spherical shape aside from the base, the Luna Floor Lamp is made with Nebulite, a material specifically designed for the collections of in-es.artdesign. This material is a blend of resin and fiber glass which creates a soft and atmospheric glow for the lamp. With close inspection, the fibrou
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Self-driving cars: where the technology and automotive industries will converge ANALYSIS: 2016 could go down in history as the year the autonomous vehicle onslaught went full tilt. While the history of self-driving cars goes back decades — Carnegie Mellon University Navigation Laboratory was developing autonomous vehicle technology in the 1980s and one of the first real-world tests of driverless car technology resulted in a Mercedes traversing 1,000km in 1994 — we’ve seen a
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The crazy fixed gear bike that drifts without turning is up on Kickstarter A new frame for fixie fanatics could pave the way for a new range of tricks and drifts. Spectators are inevitably awed when they see this bike’s frame twist in the middle, and riders assumingly have a blast on it. The Trocadero Fixie , designed by three fixie fanatics out of France, is a fixed gear bike frame that disarticulates on the downtube. The Trocadero’s top tube connects to the downtube r
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Former Dental Tech Makes Nightmare Smartphone CasesAdmit it, your phone is boring. You can try to fool us with that Fallout 4 Pickman Gallery wallpaper, but it’s really quite dull. Worry not, for artist Morgan Loebel makes these horrifying phone cases for iPhones and Android devices. Loebel fabricates realistic dental prosthesis for his cases, a skill which he honed over twenty years as a dental technician. You can even purchase a case of your ve
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Dear Apple, please don’t make the best iPhone 7 features ‘Plus only’ The wait for the iPhone 7 is killing me. My bruised, worn and cracked iPhone 6 is barely hanging on and I’m not dumb enough to buy a new iPhone when I know the next model is right around the corner. There have been many, many iPhone 7 rumors . The idealist me wants to be believe they’ll all be wrong and Apple will surprise us all with an iPhone 7 like nothing we’ve ever seen before. The realist i
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Saturday’s Best Deals: Snacks, Sugru, GPS Running Watch, and More Sugru moldable glue , a $68 GPS running watch , and lots of snacks and drinks lead off Saturday’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale. Click here to learn more. Extra 20% off used items from Amazon Warehouse , pr
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This battery pack is the perfect buddy for your laptopBattery packs are incredibly useful for keeping your gadgets charged when they’re running low on juice. But what about your laptop? MacBook users can pick up the HyperJuice , but it requires a little bit of modding to make it compatible with the MagSafe charger and not everyone is comfortable getting their hands dirty. A new product called the Omnicharge, currently crowdfunding on Indiegogo , cha
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NATO gives $1bn to boost US security effort in AfghanistanOne billion US dollars of support for the American effort in Afghanistan has been agreed by NATO, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said. The commitment comes days after Barack Obama announced he would keep over 8,000 troops in the country. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Plane essentials submitted by zenmaster Moleskine Classic Notebook Rite in the Rain All Weather Tactical Pocket Notebooks 3 Pacsafe Passport Protection Blocking Sleeve Bellroy Slim Sleeve Wallet Otterbox Microsoft Lumia 650 Microsoft Lumia 650 Xstorm YU solar panel powerbank Nintendo 2DS – Electric Blue Emergency cologne Sea to summit bag Parker Ballpoint Pen Staedtler Lumocolor Permanent Pen 318-9 Fine 0.6mm Lin
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Senate passes bill that could put QR code labels on GMO foods The Senate this week voted to approve a bill that would require foods with genetically modified ingredients to have those ingredients labeled, Reuters reports . It will now head to the House of Representatives, where it’s expected to pass as well. Food producers can include QR codes As our sister site Vox explains , the bill has proved controversial for several reasons, on both sides of the GMO l
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Storm It Lets You Publish Long Messages to Twitter as ‘Tweetstorms’ Android: In Twitter parlance, a “tweetstorm” is a string of multiple tweets intended to be read as one long message. It’s essentially a way to circumvent Twitter’s signature character limit, and Storm It helps you automate the process when you just have a lot to say. Keep in mind that posting a million tweets in quick succession can potentially be annoying for your followers, but hey, maybe you j
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The Legal and Ethical Ramifications of Letting Police Kill Suspects With Robots Thursday night, after a shocking night of violence in which five police officers were killed by snipers, Dallas police took the unprecedented step of using a remote-controlled “bomb robot” to kill one of the suspects. Now that law enforcement in America have killed a suspect remotely, it’s important to consider the legality of the decision—and what might happen next time. State laws generally all
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38-ton spider draws large crowds in France (VIDEO)Thousands of people gathered in front of Nantes Cathedral in western France on Saturday to overcome their arachnophobia and catch up with a giant mechanical spider named Kumo. Read Full Article at RT.com
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This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through July 9th) ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: Exclusive: Why Microsoft Is Betting Its Future on AI Casey Newton | The Verge “Microsoft’s historical instincts about where technology is going have been spot-on. But the company has a record of dropping the ball when it comes to acting on that instinct…The question looming over the company’s efforts around AI is simple: Why should it it be different this time?”
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Police shootings and smartphones: Peter Gabriel was right about the power of video ANALYSIS: On March 3, 1991, after a drunken high-speed chase, Rodney King was pulled over by the Los Angeles Police Department and savagely beaten. The arresting police officers tasered King twice and clubbed the African-American man countless times with their batons, employing a striking technique called “power strokes.” Above: Stills from George Holliday’s video of the Rodney King beating. Imag
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Scientists Find First Instance of Water Clouds Outside Our Solar System A cloudy day here on Earth might be a sign for gloom, but elsewhere in the universe, to behold one is a scientific achievement. Read more…
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The Week in iPhone Cases: Charge your iPhone without bulky cables with Dog & Bone’s Backbone Up your photo and movie storage with Sandisk’s latest accessory This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases brings functional wallets, extra battery power, sports-themed protection, and many more options to get you through a busy day. ChargeTech The ThinCharge (iPhone 6 and 6s; $60 on Amazon ) protects your device and doubles your talk and surf time with the addition of minimal bulk. To read this art
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Dallas shootings ‘touched soul of nation’ – Biden The killing of five police officers in Dallas “touched the soul of the nation”, US Vice-President Joe Biden says as he calls for national unity.
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Machine Learning Algorithm Spots Depression in Speech Patterns Researchers from the University of Southern California have developed a new machine learning tool capable of detecting certain speech-related diagnostic criteria in patients being evaluated for depression. Known as SimSensei, the tool listens to patient’s voices during diagnostic interviews for reductions in vowel expression characteristic of psychological and neurological disorders that may not
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Moscow confirms US expelled 2 Russian diplomats, initially asked to keep it secret Russia’s Foreign Ministry has confirmed reports about US authorities expelling two Russian diplomats from Washington DC following an incident outside the US Embassy in Moscow on June 6, 2016, when a US diplomat was allegedly ‘beaten’ by Russian security staff. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Bahamas issues US travel warning over police violenceThe Bahamas have issued a travel warning to its citizens traveling to the US to “exercise extreme caution” around police after a week of racial tension in the country. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Mozilla Is Building A ‘Recommender System For the Web’An anonymous reader quotes a report from Venture Beat: Mozilla unveiled a new project called the Context Graph. In short, the company is looking to build “a better forward button” that helps you understand a topic, find alternative solutions to a problem, and in general allow browsers to offer useful information without demanding input. Context Graph is a “recommender system for the
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Please, Don’t Try Brain Stimulation At Home In today’s edition of Things That Shouldn’t Need Explaining, scientists have issued a warning against self-administered brain stimulation by do-it-yourself users online. Read more…
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Save An Extra 20% on Anything From Amazon WarehouseExtra 20% off used items from Amazon Warehouse , promo code WDEARLY or WDEARLY20. Prime only. Photo: AP. If you have any expensive items on your Amazon wishlist, buying them lightly used from Amazon Warehouse is a great way to save some cash, and today only, Prime members can save an extra 20% on anything you find . Note: Some people just can’t seem to get this deal to work right now, for whateve
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Robotic carryon suitcase can be ridden like a mini-segwayOlive Robotics has the world’s first intelligent suitcase that can communicate with your smart phone and share its weight and position. It has a self-locking system with NFC technology help your baggage security everywhere. It can see you through its 3D vision sensor and follow you when you are walking. It has nimble movement using two-wheel self-balancing active locomotion system help you to be
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Engineers Envision How We Could Grow Drones in VatsEngineers from the University of Glasgow and BAE Systems, a defense company, think that “within this century” we could chemically “grow” drones in labs. Whatever you say, guys, whatever you say.
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This awesome plane-train hybrid could revolutionize transportation, but not for another 50 years Imagine a future where a plane lands at an airfield that doubles as a rail yard. The cabin — one of three that cling to the underbelly of the aircraft like a baby possum to its mother — detaches, is seamlessly transferred to a nearby train, and then continues its journey toward the city center. Your multi-seat trip (taxi-to-subway-to-airtrain) from home to hotel suddenly becomes a one-seat, hassl
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San Francisco enacts broad ban on foam cups, coolers, toys San Francisco, say goodbye to those squeaky, Styrofoam-like coffee cups that have long been a staple of picnic outings.
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Take to the Seas on a Frank Gehry-Designed Yacht for $100K In between designing international museums and giving journalists the finger, Frank Gehry likes to unwind at sea. The post Take to the Seas on a Frank Gehry-Designed Yacht for $100K appeared first on Architecture Lab .
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Rocket launch sim Kerbal Space Program lands on PS4 Hit indie game Kerbal Space Program will be released on the PlayStation 4 on July 12th, the developer has announced. If you’ve never heard of it, KSP is an odd-ball simulator that tasks players with designing and building their own rockets, successfully launching them, and then flying into space to complete missions. While it keeps things light-hearted with its cute … Continue reading
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Airvinci Personal ducted fan helicopter and drones could enable the flying car future The Airvinci personal ducted fan helicopter and drones could enable the flying car future. The unmanned heavy cargo drone version looks like a good way to commercially ramp up to true personal flight. If Amazon or other internet ecommerce companies use this for 120 kg deliveries then it will be the path to the flying car future. The Airvinci Helicopter has a diameter of less than 7ft, fitting eas
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2 Russian pilots killed as ISIS shoots down chopper near Palmyra – MoD Islamic State militants have downed a military helicopter near Palmyra, Syria, killing two Russian pilots on board. The helicopter had been attacking the advancing terrorists at Damascus’ request when it was taken down, according to the Russian defense ministry. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The reward for mining Bitcoin was just cut in half It’s Halvening!!! Bitcoin just experienced a major milestone in its short little lifespan. The reward for mining a block (a block = a ledger of transaction data) was just cut in half from 25 bitcoins to 12.5 bitcoins. This means that assuming a price of $650 per coin, going forward miners will make ~$8,125 per block they mine, compared to $16,250 before the halving. But… Read More
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The Science Behind Why Cops Kill Black Men – And How to Fix it Cops use the same mechanism to make split-second life-or-death decisions that we do. But that mechanism is kind of a racist idiot. Read More
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Fast charging system for electric buses — quicker than filling a tank With the focus and progress on electrifying cars to cut emissions in many parts of the polluted world — that would be all of it — the future does look cleaner. It would make sense to turn to trucks and buses next. But electric power for over-the-road freighters is a whole other consideration — the weight of the batteries required to haul heavy freight is a conundrum no one has yet sufficiently so
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Islamic State conflict: Nato surveillance planes to help US-led coalition Nato has agreed to use surveillance planes in the fight against so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq, secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg says.
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Apple Patents Augmented Reality Display, May Be Building A VR Headset An anonymous reader quotes an article from Road to VR: Apple has just been granted another AR/VR related technology patent, to add to their growing list. In this case it’s a transparent, high field of view display which looks to be aimed at the augmented reality sector and, alongside other mounting evidence, could indicate Apple is preparing to enter the immersive technology race sooner rather tha
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A few insights on Amazon’s Prime Day, from the guy running it (Q&A) – CNET The head of Amazon Prime discusses this Tuesday’s sales event and future expectations for the membership program.
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150 killed in Juba as South Sudan marks independence anniversary The streets of South Sudan’s capital were charged with tension on Saturday, the nation’s fifth independence anniversary, after an outbreak of heavy fighting on the eve left at least 150 soldiers dead.
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‘Bomb robot’ that killed Dallas gunman revives issue of police militarization (Reuters) — Dallas police ended a standoff with a gunman
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