Indistinguishable from Magic 7/10-7/11

Indistinguishable from Magic 7/10-7/11

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Twelve Architects’ Reveals Their Design for International Exhibition Center in Russia Courtesy of Twelve Architects After receiving building permit approval, Twelve Architects has revealed their design for a 42,000 square meter international exhibition center in Yekaterinburg , Russia . The design, which houses a series of conference halls, a media center, gallery, exhibition space, seminar rooms and lounges, has been developed from their initial 2015 competition winning entry. Pa
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Geckos May Be Famously Sticky, but Here’s What Stumps Them Finding a gecko in her bathtub inspired our writer to wonder about the limitations of these clingy reptiles.
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#AlvaBraziel: Houston police shoot black man for ‘pointing gun at them’ Police fatally shot an African-American in the early hours of Saturday in Houston, Texas. The man, identified by media as Alva Braziel, was reportedly shot ten times after he pointed his gun at law enforcement. Read Full Article at RT.com
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UK cars get Brexit treatment as drivers cover EU symbols In a post-Brexit UK, some drivers have taken to covering the European Union symbol on their car registration plates. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Strike the right balance on drone policy Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) — more commonly referred to as drones — are on the cusp of a major commercial trial that has the power to save thousands of lives. This pilot [program isn’t taking place in the Bay Area or Boise or Boston. Instead, it will take place 7,200 miles away — in Rwanda. Read More
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Petition calling for 2nd Brexit referendum rejected by UK govt after collecting 4.1mn signatures An online petition for a second referendum on Britain’s European Union membership signed by millions of people has been formally rejected by the UK government. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Age of Em when robots rule the Earth I am at the Recession Generation unconference. Robin Hanson is speaking on his new book – The Age of Em: Work, Love and Life when Robots Rule the Earth Robin is talking about a world where human Brain emulation works. What would be needed Massive computers Superhigh resolution scan of the brain Model each cell types in the brain Robin will avoid arguing about whether it can happen, how it will hap
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Are chatbots faster than a Google search? This designer says ‘no way’ GUEST: One of the issues facing chatbot developers, one which is particularly important given how popular some of the existing bots are and the number of bots already on Facebook Messenger , is that their bots will also have to compete directly with Google. This is a two-pronged problem. The first prong is that Google is making its own messaging apps with its own chatbot. The search giant already
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YouTube expected to add ESPN, CBS, and ABC to online TV service YouTube is helping you have your cake and eat it too. Catering to our generation of cord cutters, a new report from The Information suggests that the online video service has cut a deal with a number of major broadcasters, including ESPN, ABC, and CBS, who will each provide their TV service online, sans cable subscription. Because flipping through channels is so 20th century. While the aforementi
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ONEaudio – Wireless Technology That Speaks Volumes DECT is a protocol most commonly associated with cordless phones as a way of transferring sound without audio-lag, so when ONEaudio decided to use it to make their new line of wireless speakers, ONEclassic, instead of the more common WiFi or Bluetooth protocols already prevalent in the wireless speaker market, it became clear to sound-nerds everywhere that they’d cottoned on […] Visit Man of Many
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Rebel-held Aleppo faces food shortages after regime advance Residents of rebel-held areas of Syria’s Aleppo on Saturday faced food and fuel shortages after a Syrian government advance cut the opposition’s last supply route into the city.
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kisslink Plug & Play Smart Router It’s not just about what the Keewifi’s kisslink router can do for you, it’s about what it can do for me. Your buddy who’s sick of typing F78GP9GQM894100B into the password box when he wants to connect to your WiFi network. A simple, smart router, kisslink authenticates devices for internet browsing using KISS proximity technology so friends and family who want to connect can do so simply by hover
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A Pinch of Nuclear Forensics Can Change the Way We View Past Blasts The mushroom cloud at the Trinity Test Site in New Mexico on July 16, 1945 (Image: AP) A new test developed by scientists at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico can potentially alter what we know about the nuclear tests done as a part of the Manhattan Project. According to Popular Mechanics , the test involves using just a pinch of dirt. That small amount contains large amounts of in
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Six technological breakthroughs inspired by nature By Cat DiStasio Biomimicry is an incredible field that seeks to unlock nature’s deepest, darkest secrets and then use them to solve human problems. Many of the scientific breakthroughs in biomimicry have far-reaching applications ranging from new medical technologies, to methods of space exploration, advancements in renewable energy and better, cleaner and stronger building materials . The approa
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‘Anyone in my color in particular is of concern’: Serena Williams on fatal US shootings Serena Williams spoke out about recent cases of gun violence and police brutality in the US, just after she celebrated her record of 22 Grand Slam titles with a straight sets victory over Angelique Kerber in the Wimbledon final. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Ridiculous Contraption Takes All the Learning Out of Learning the Guitar Being able to play music is a gift, but learning to play an instrument is morass of frustration—especially teaching yourself the guitar. Hands have to be bent in uncomfortable positions, uncalloused fingers get sore, and it becomes clear that human extremities innately possess the coordination of a newborn deer that’s been grazing in a field of ketamine. Sucks to suck, and learning is for chumps.
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With a glass garage for exotics and wine cellar, this man cave has it all I’ve never been to Tony Stark’s house, but I imagine it might look something like this award-winning man cave from Intuitive Homes, Ultamation, and Design Practice by Uber. Installed somewhere in the United Kingdom (most likely in an some sort of underground lair), this glorified garage took home several awards this year, including the Crestron Integration Award and the Custom Electronic Design &
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One email landed me the job of my dreams — twice I’m sure most people can vividly recall the frustration of starting the job search. Or, if they can’t, it’s probably because they’re blocking out the bad memories and choosing to move on. I get it. I started my first real job search my junior year of college (I don’t count the one retail job I applied for in high school and got the same week—that’s just too easy). I was studying abroad in London,
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World’s Largest Glass Platform Visitors to China’s Stone Forest Gorge now have the opportunity to take a walk on this crazy 4400+ square foot cantilevered glass platform, which floats more than 1300 feet above the valley’s floor below. It looks a whole lot like the Starship Enterprise when viewed from above . Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: LEGO Pop-up Castle Building Javits Center in LEGO Calm, Harmony & Dign
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Use Plex’s Optimize Feature to Make Streaming Playback Smoother Plex is easily one of our favorite ways to stream your media between devices . Sometimes, however, streaming can take a long time depending on what format your media is in. Use Plex’s optimize feature to solve this problem ahead of time and get smooth playback anywhere. Plex uses a transcoding feature to change your media to a format that works on the device your watching it on. You can think of
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Climate-Change Think Tank Official Fatally Stabbed in Baltimore Molly Macauley , a researcher who published frequently on climate-change and public policy, was fatally stabbed Friday night in Baltimore while walking her dogs. Macauley, 59, was vice president for research at the Resources for the Future think tank in Washington, D.C., as well as an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University. She earned her masters and doctorate degrees in economics from Joh
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Tech Job Postings Are Down 40% On Popular Job Boards Tech job postings are down 40% year-on-year, says Cameron Moll, founder of job board Authentic Jobs. He says that job volume for April 2016 was nearly half the volume of April 2015, and currently, annual job posting volume is 63% on the platform compared to 2015, and 59% compared to 2014. But wait, there is always a chance that it is only his website that is getting less popular, right? Mr. Moll a
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New ‘Anti-Terrorism’ Law Will Feed Russia’s Mass-Surveillance Machine A sweeping anti-terrorism law signed by Russian president Vladimir Putin on Thursday will greatly expand the Kremlin’s ability to monitor and control digital communications, sparking an outcry from privacy and human rights advocates—including the country’s outspoken resident fugitive, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. The so-called Yarovaya Law, named after the hawkish Russian lawmaker who champi
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Several women accuse Fox News CEO Roger Ailes of sexual harassment More than a dozen women have stepped forward to accuse Fox News CEO Roger Ailes of sexual harassment in the days since a former host for the channel filed a related lawsuit against Ailes, according to New York magazine. SEE ALSO: Anchor sues Fox News CEO for sexual harassment Gretchen Carlson, who hosted “The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson” until last month, alleged that Ailes subject
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Eyefluence shows us how we’ll be able to navigate screens with our eyes What if you could control a computer screen with just your eyes? Well that’s the vision of Eyefluence, a Silicon Valley-based startup that is working on technology for hands-free navigation. The team has been working on prototypes, testing it out with augmented reality glasses equipped with cameras that can assess where you’re looking at any given time. Users can click on icons with… Read More
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Tesla crash prompts NTSB investigation into autonomous driving Investigations are already underway regarding the role of Autopilot in the fatal Tesla Model S crash on May 7th, but the National Transportation Safety Board wants to take things one step further. It’s launching its own investigation into the tragedy to see whether or not it reveals any underlying problems with autonomous driving as a whole. Is current technology truly safe, for example? And is e
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What is in store for us : Ai and the future Julia Bossmann, Foresight Institute discusses AI and the future. Discusses the recent conquering of GO with AI. She notes how this success was more than ten years sooner than many expected. Policy is an Alphago neural network trained to make reasonable moves based upon supervised learning of 100,000 games. Value network is an Alphago neural network built from tens of millions of games to be able t
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A mere $70 gets you the Alcatel Dawn complete with Android 6.0 Marshmallow Quietly unveiled by Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile, the Alcatel Dawn is the latest Android phone in the lineup of each carrier that promises not to break the bank — or even come close. On the outside, the Dawn features a 4.5-inch, 854 x 480p resolution display, with a 0.3-megapixel selfie shooter sitting above it and a 5MP main camera around back. The phone forgoes on-screen buttons for big capac
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How good are the deals on Prime Day? Not as good as Black Friday Prime Day is fast approaching, and techies everywhere seem eager to get their hands on some of the best deals of the year. But are they, in all actuality, the best deals? According to Market Track , we may be getting a bit ahead of ourselves when it comes to announcing these Prime Day prices as the lowest of the low. Sure, they may be the closest thing we’ll get to Christmas in July, but apparent
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Pandora Shipping Container Cabinets, For both Style and Function Creative, innovative, progressive, clever…all words used to describe the Pandora cabinet by Sander Mulder. This interesting idea is that the cabinets are stackable and interlock to be any number of colour combinations. The design, being of the highest order and wonderful manufacturing quality, is based on the storage containers found in harbours and airports around the world. The inspiration is [
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How to remake the L.A. freeway for a new era? A daring proposal from architect Michael Maltzan L.A. architect Michael Maltzan’s plan is to wrap the 134 Freeway as it crosses the Arroyo Seco in Pasadena with a tunnel-like form The post How to remake the L.A. freeway for a new era? A daring proposal from architect Michael Maltzan appeared first on Architecture Lab .
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US Terrorist Conviction Appealed Over Use of NSA Data The Independent newspaper reports that the warrantless NSA surveillance programs revealed by Edward Snowden are facing a constitutional challenge in court for the first time: Lawyers for Mohamed Mohamud have argued that surveillance evidence used to convict the Somali-American man, found guilty of plotting to bomb a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony, was gathered in a manner that was unconstitution
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Pokémon Go Could Be A Death Sentence For A Black Man This week has been a catastrophe for Blackness. Two men, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile , were killed by police officers within 24 hours of each other. Neither had committed a crime that was punishable by death nor did they put any officers lives at risk. It’s inexcusable, unjustifiable, and is perpetuated by a system that disproportionately targets Black Men . Then in the same week , police
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David Cameron was ‘visibly emotional’ as he embraced Obama at NATO summit David Cameron got a little emotional — for David Cameron, at least — at this week’s NATO summit on Ukraine. The British prime minister, who will resign in October in the wake of the “Brexit” referendum, posed for photos with President Obama, German chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi and French president Francois Hollande after their meeting with Ukrainian pres
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Blame it on ‘The Blob’: Ocean phenomenon eclipses El Niño A giant ‘blob’ of warm ocean water has had a bigger impact on marine ecosystems than El Niño, according to new research. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Make Easy Pancake Art With a Condiment Squeeze Bottle Kids love pancakes, but they love pancakes in fun shapes even more. You don’t need any fancy skills to make them either. Just a cheap condiment squeeze bottle. As this video from the Insider YouTube channel demonstrates, it doesn’t take much to make pancakes of different shapes. Mix up your favorite pancake batter , pour it into a squeeze bottle, get the griddle hot, and start drawing. Kids will
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Sorry, but chatbots are not the new apps GUEST: If you even remotely follow tech news, it is very likely that you have read outlandish claims like “chatbots are the new apps.” But the fact is, there are way too many misconceptions around conversational products. Facebook Messenger already has over 11,000 bots . Let’s add Kik, Telegram, Line, and Slack bots on top of that. Now that Apple has joined the race as well , expect the bot explo
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Humans Living Off-World – Why? What’s the motivator for a permanent human presence off-Earth? There have been many suggestions, most of them a bit cart-before-the-horse. Let’s have a look at a few historical suggestions that get recycled uncritically on the Web. (1) “It’s a human imperative” ‘Wanderlust’. The desire to see over the horizon and seek fortune or failure on … Continue reading “Humans Living Off-World – Why?&qu
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Will autonomous cars kill motorsports? Audi’s Formula E race driver Lucas Di Grassi warned fans of impending doom to motorsport if autonomous cars become commonplace, at the FIA Sports Conference in Turin, Italy. “The threat we face in motorsport is autonomous vehicles,” said Di Grassi. “In the future, people in general will lack the experience of normal driving on the road. So if you don’t drive, you won’t get the passion and feeling
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The reality of AR/VR survival VR will be big, AR will be bigger (and take longer). But as in most early-stage tech markets, growth will be curved, not straight. There will be a few billion dollars of revenue this year, a progressive ramp in 2017 and a hoped-for inflection point in 2018 (when AR could deliver that magic combination of hero device, long battery life, cellular capability, strong app ecosystem and telco… Read Mor
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How ‘utility marketing’ will benefit from chatbots GUEST: Chatbots are truly exciting because they bring with them the promise of a paradigm change. They make it possible to interact with customers — within a trusted environment — in a way that apps or other channels cannot achieve. What we really mean when we say “utility marketing” is that chatbots offer a way to make sure customer needs are met on the spot. The idea is that consumers receive v
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World anger over Honduras activist Lesbia Yaneth Urquia’s death International agencies condemn the murder of Lesbia Yaneth Urquia, the second prominent Honduran environmental activist to die this year.
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Wooden shutters swing open to reveal Miami house by Brillhart Architecture Florida -based studio Brillhart Architecture has completed a home fronted by slatted wooden shutters in a lush Miami forest (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Mystery of 101-year-old master pianist who has dementia Somehow an elderly woman who struggles to recognise people or where she is can tap in to the musical training of her youth to play nearly 400 songs by ear
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‘Ear-hand co-ordination’ Carinya Sharples attends a training session of the Guyana Blind Cricket Association as it prepares for the Regional Blind Cricket T20 championship in Trinidad.
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Banking is tanking Italy’s banks, struggling with a burden of bad debt, are the latest trouble spot for the eurozone.
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Surf Road House / Nick Bell D&A Architects: Nick Bell D&A Location: Whale Beach NSW 2107, Australia Design Team: Nick Bell, Poppi Denison, William Drew Area: 327.0 sqm Project Year: 2013 Photographs: Simon Whitbread photo Construction: Yuncken construction group Landscape Design : Marcia Hosking © Simon Whitbread photo The concept of this house is to create a space that mirrors its coastal setting, providing both a relaxed
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Put the pedal to the metal with this fantastic road trip playlist It’s hot, gas is still relatively cheap, and you’ve got some time off of work saved up. Grab your car keys, stock up on snacks, and pick a destination: It’s time for a road trip. And why not take some new tunes with you? We’ve assembled forty or so of our favorite road-worthy songs to fuel your exploratory fires, mixing beat-heavy tunes to keep you trucking with introspective songs that will occu
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Over 100 arrests made nationwide in Black Lives Matter protests After police increased their vigilance following the deadly shooting of policemen in Dallas, US law enforcement across the nation went on to arrest over 100 people protesting against police brutality and racism on Friday night. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Will a mobile app be the solution to stop unnecessary police shootings? Technology investor Shervin Pishevar, like many Americans, was disturbed by the recent violent events. Videos surfacing of police across the country allegedly using excessive force led to horrific shootings on officers in Dallas. Pishevar wanted to find a technology-based solution to help, and enlisted the help of law enforcement experts, including former New York City Police Commissioner Bernie
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US imported terrorism to Middle East, new Philippines president says Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has accused the US of importing terror to the Middle East through its interventions, pointing to Iraq, Libya and Syria as examples. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Avra Cadabra – It’s the 1-Hundred Watch Swiss watch pioneers Avra may not be a household name yet, but they do have a pretty damn cool timepiece to show off. It’s taken six years and four patents to develop, but they may be one of the first watch makers to actually come up with a completely original concept in a very long time. The elegant and automatic […] Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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Senate approves national GMO labeling standard The Senate has voted 63-30 in favor of a bill that would enforce a GMO labeling standard for the whole country. If it passes, food manufacturers would be required to disclose genetically modified ingredients in their products through a label on an item’s packaging. It doesn’t mean bad news for those manufacturers, though — in fact, the bill’s requirements work in their favor. A more stringent GM
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If There Are Other Dimensions, Where Are They? Theoretical physicist Brian Greene discusses how we may not be able to see other dimensions. Read More
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Monumental color portraits of World War II service members c. 1943 A woman in the Auxiliary Territorial Services (ATS) at an anti-aircraft emplacement in Britain. Image: Hulton Archive/Getty Images Color photography was not exactly a new invention at the dawn of World War II, but it was still a relatively niche, complicated process. In the 1940s, the premier color film was Kodachrome, which Kodak developed in the United States. On account of internationa
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Opioid abuse bill passed by House after Democrat funding fight fails The US House has approved new legislation that introduces a host of initiatives aimed at countering the opioid abuse epidemic in the US. Democrats supported the bill even after an additional $920 million in funding was voted down by Republican leaders. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Kurdish militants deny death of senior commander in Syria The Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) has denied reports that a senior Kurdish commander from the Turkey-based PKK has been killed in northern Syria. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The future of the $4 smartphone might not look as bright as you might imagine Cast in doubt the moment it was announced in February , Ringing Bells’ $4 unicorn of a smartphone that is the Freedom 251 finally started shipping to customers. Moving forward, however, the future of the Freedom 251 seems to be nebulous at best. Even though Ringing Bells promised to deliver 200,000 Freedom 251 units to customers, a company representative said that it needs help from the Indian go
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The Best Bagged Popcorn You Can Buy at the Grocery Store Popping corn on the stove top is by no means difficult, but sometimes you just want to grab a bag of fluffy kernels and go. There seems to be an endless variety of bags to choose from, so Cook’s Illustrated took it upon themselves to find the crunchiest, tastiest, bag out there. To keep the focus on the quality of the corn, CI tested basic salt-and-oil varieties. (This is smart, because Smartfood
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The generation most likely to share content on Facebook? Baby boomers It’s become one of the primary news sources of our time, and Facebook owes much of its success to the plethora of content its users share on a daily basis. The over one billion daily users of Facebook aren’t simply lurking on the social network, but rather pushing out new information to their friends and followers. And now, thanks to a study conducted by Fractl, we have a slightly better understa
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Cambodian activist Kem Ley shot dead in Phnom Penh Kem Ley, a Cambodian political activist and prominent critic of the government has been shot dead in the capital Phnom Penh.
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Obama worried about State Department handling classified information after Clinton probe WARSAW (Reuters) — U.S. President Barack Obama said on Saturday he was concerned about how the State Department handles classified information but cast this as part of a government-wide challenge in the age of email, texts and smartphones. FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday recommended against prosecuting Hillary Clinton or her aides for their “extremely careless” handling of classified informat
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Japan making steel 20-30% lighter and 25% stronger than the toughest high-tensile steel at the same priceNippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal has developed an automotive steel sheet that is 20-30% lighter and 25% stronger than the toughest high-tensile steel now on the market, hoping to help carmakers build more fuel-efficient, safer vehicles. The company is conducting verification tests and will start marketing the product around 2020 for use in vehicle frames, chassis and other components. Currently, t
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Tidal adds Chromecast support for its iOS and Android apps Next time Bey drops a surprise album — and with Lemonade’s success, we wouldn’t be surprised — you can beam it straight to a Chromecast-enabled TV or speakers. Tidal’s latest app refresh adds Chromecast support for iPhones, iPads and Android devices, so you can watch Queen B and Riri slay in their music videos on a bigger screen. The update’s out right now and rolls out with some playlist queue
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Carnival of Space 466 Carnival of Space 466 is up at Everyday Spacer The Space writer – Juno arrives at Jupiter and the team creates a cinematic view that evokes ancient earth history. The Spacewriter explores that video and its meanings. Planetaria – Does Pluto have a subsurface ocean? New research says probably ” Nextbigfuture – 23 light years away is a brown dwarf (W0607+24) which is a source of radio emission
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Sore Legs Become Pandemic As Pokémon Go Players Accidentally Get Exercise Pokemon Go is the hottest game to hit the market in forever. People are currently trying to catch their Pikachus and Fitzybutts (honestly, I don’t know what they’re called) but they’re paying the price. And by paying the price, I mean they’re accidentally getting some exercise. Read more…
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Australia’s prime minister claims election win Australia’s prime minister said on Sunday that his conservative coalition government was re-elected for a second three-year term, after a chaotic national election that left the country in a state of political paralysis for more than a week.
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US police shootings: Protests spread with dozens of arrests Protests against the police shooting of black men spread across US cities, with dozens of arrests made, but with most passing off peacefully.
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NATO ‘speaks of defense, prepares offensive’, says Gorbachev Despite NATO assurances that it seeks deterrence and dialogue with Russia, the alliance seems to be preparing to escalate conflict, says Mikhail Gorbachev, the man praised for ending the Cold War after the alliance convened at a summit in Warsaw. Read Full Article at RT.com
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UK Proposes Mandatory Age Verification For Porn Sites A proposed bill read in the House of Commons, “suggests that by next year websites will require visitors to prove they are of legal age before entering…” reports the Mirror. Britain’s prime minister “says none of Britain’s top 10 porn sites — which account for 52% of all views — have a ‘robust’ process to verify users’ age,” citing figures that 10% of the site’s viewers are
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Charlotte Nordmoen’s Humanmade robot designer could replace potters Graduate shows 2016: Central Saint Martins student Charlotte Nordmoen has designed a robotic potter that anticipates a time when human labour is no longer needed. (more…)
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Outdoor Light Studio / NATAAS © Haakon Michael Harriss Architects: NATAAS Location: Oslo, Norway Architect In Charge: Gisle Nataas Architect And Carpenter: Mats Rustøy Area: 15.0 sqm Project Year: 2016 Photographs: Haakon Michael Harriss , Courtesy of Gisle Nataas Discussions And Development: Heidi Grytten © Haakon Michael Harriss The story of the annex started when the outside light at the front door of the town house at Nes
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The long and painful death of Flash Introduction and the curse of Jobs If you’ve used the internet for longer than a few years then it’s more than likely you’ve come across Flash. Historically, the format has been a pervasive force on the web and, without the smartphone, likely still would have been today. Many people associate Flash, which is actually a platform for a variety of multimedia, with Adobe, but its origins extend far b
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Up to 272 dead in South Sudan, mortars & RPGs fired near UN compound Heavy fighting has broken out again in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, according to the United Nations mission to the country. The death toll has risen to 272 people, while gunfire has been reported near the UN’s compound in the city. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Japan PM Shinzo Abe claims victory in parliamentary election Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has claimed victory in an election for the upper house of parliament, saying voters approved his economic policies.
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‘There are bad apples on both sides’ Police cars are covered with flowers and candles outside the Dallas police headquarters. But what do the locals think?
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Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo is about to take to the skies again Eager to push ahead with its commercial spaceflight program while focusing heavily on safety following the fatal 2014 crash of its SpaceShipTwo passenger craft, Virgin Galactic is preparing to launch the first test flight of its redesigned suborbital spaceplane. The first test flight in nearly two years is set to take place next month, Virgin Galactic VP Jonathan Firth told Bloomberg . Unveiled b
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How should we move around in VR? Nobody has figured it out yet Along with all of the exclusivity debates that have embroiled much of the talk surrounding virtual reality for the past few months, another discussion has been ongoing among gamers, developers, and onlookers: What’s the best way to get about in virtual reality? Talk to Oculus VR and HTC and you’ll hear drastically different things. Oculus, with its focus on seated and standing experiences, argues
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ISIS’ Twitter traffic reportedly dropped 45 percent in 2 years If you ask the US government, the efforts to stifle ISIS’ online propaganda are paying off. The White House reports that the extremist group’s Twitter traffic has dropped 45 percent in the past 2 years, owing to both attempts to keep accounts offline and a surge of countering messages. To some extent, it was just a matter of getting up to speed. Officials admit that they made mistakes early on in
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Freedom From Due-Process Constraints: New at Reason The horrifying thing about Trump’s recent remarks about Saddam Hussein is not that he expressed admiration for the late Iraqi dictator—in fact Trump called him a “bad guy” three times. What is horrifying, writes Sheldon Richman, is that Trump seemed envious that Saddam could “kill terrorists” without due process. “He killed terrorists” Trump said of Saddam. “He
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A Utopia with Caveats: Why Peace on Earth Might Require Big Sacrifices An interview with Ada Palmer, author of the new science fiction novel Too Like the Lightning — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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We’re practically attached to our phones, new survey finds Does it hurt when you let it go? Does it feel like part of you is missing when you’re away from it for too long? Does your phone feel like your other half? That might be because it (almost) literally is. According to a new survey conducted by YouGov Omnibus, over 50 percent of millennials report that they carry their phone in their hand throughout the day . That’s right — for over half of us rais
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The Libertarian Party Moment: New at Reason Matt Welch writes in the latest issue of Reason : There are moments when marginalized movements stumble blinkingly out into the sunlight of the mainstream. Sudden breakthroughs of national acceptance, or at least tolerance, for once-outré ideas can be disorienting to activists who nurtured the lonely flame in the long darkness. Accustomed to brandishing their marginalization, their otherness, lik
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Nissan dealership used Twitter to sell a car Is Twitter evolving into the next Craigslist? Probably not, but one European user relied on the social network to buy a car — and not from a private owner, but an actual Nissan dealership. The car maker has revealed that it’s become one of the first companies to sell an automobile on Twitter, with Raul Escolano purchasing a Nissan X-Trail … Continue reading
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‘Mall of the Netherlands’ Brings the Shopping Experience to a Whole New Level Courtesy of MVSA Architects The building permit for MVSA Architects’ ‘Mall of the Netherlands ‘ has officially been approved by the municipality of Leidschendam . Commissioned by Unibail Rodamco, the project entails a renovation and extension of the existing Leidsenhage shopping center, as well as an entirely new interior design. Courtesy of MVSA Architects In order to adapt to changing needs of
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‘Depressed’ Mexican drug lord El Chapo complains of ‘inhumane treatment’ due to lack of sleep Jailed Mexican drug baron Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is “depressed” according to his lawyer because he can’t get enough sleep. Jose Refugio Rodriguez says his client is a “victim of cruel and inhumane treatment” as he waits to be extradited to the US. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Anker’s Prepping For Prime Day With Dozens of Early Discounts Anker, purveyor of your favorite battery packs , charging cables , Bluetooth speakers , earbuds , and more, just released a deluge of promo codes and discounts on dozens of products in preparation for Prime Day. All of the available deals are listed below and are available now , but I’m particularly excited about the $96 HomeVac Duo (with code PRIMED04), the USB-C PowerLine cables ($10 with code
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South Sudan ‘back to war’, says VP Riek Machar’s spokesman South Sudan is “back to war”, a spokesman for the vice-president tells the BBC, as rival factions clash and hundreds are reported killed.
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More MOBI, fewer problems: here’s how to get EPUB books on your Kindle Ebook readers are a nice tool for people who like to do a lot of reading on the go, and Amazon’s various Kindles are among the best. Although the devices provide good performance in an attractive frame, Kindles do have one notable drawback — they do not support the EPUB format. For those unaware, EPUB is one of the most common ebook formats. It’s open-source and free to use, and as such, is suppo
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17,000 Leaked Names From DNC Hack Appear To Be Ticket Purchasers An anonymous Slashdot reader writes: The database of leaked names from the Democratic National Committee hack appears to be anyone who went to see the president, the vice president or other official DNC events dating back to 2013. “When things like this happen, they are going to be losing support,” says one woman who purchased a ticket to see President Obama speak in Texas. “I’m not
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Kashmir violence: 16 die after key militant killed Clashes in Indian-administered Kashmir in the wake of the killing of a popular separatist commander leave 16 dead and 200 injured.
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The 5 Hardest Lessons I Learned Going From Freelancer To Startup Founder John Rampton went from freelancer to entrepreneur and back again before founding Due. Here’s what the experience taught him. In a way, freelancers and startup founders are pretty similar: They both follow their passions, answer only to themselves, and want to enjoy a flexible lifestyle. But there often comes a point when freelancing isn’t enough. It’s a great career choice for many people, but be
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How I’ve Trained Myself To Avoid Making Excuses Before you can take full ownership of your work, you need to see things as they really are, and understand how they got that way. I’ll never forget a tense conversation I had with my leadership team about the launch of a key tech product. We were discussing why we weren’t getting broad adoption among our users. One of my team members in the company, which operates in the home-improvement sector,
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Three Questions To Ask Instead Of Saying “Nice Job” We’re much more specific in our criticism than in our praise. Time to correct the imbalance. “Nice job.” “Good work.” No more than two syllables, they’re just about the easiest possible ways to praise people. That’s why we tend to keep hearing those phrases tossed around the office, despite endless advice and admonitions (themselves bordering on cliché) that there are right wa
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Quad Lock Bike Front Mount Secure your smartphone right to your bike with the Quad Lock Bike Front Mount. Totally aerodynamic with its low profile design, this sturdy mount can be attached anywhere on the front of your bike so you can view your GPS directions, maps, texts, and alerts while also keeping your eyes on the road. The iconic and patent pending dual stage lock guarantees your phone will remain safe and secure eve
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Panther Shades Bone Conduction Audio Sunglasses by Zungle Get the most out of your environment with the Panther Shades Bone Conduction Audio Sunglasses by Zungle. Blocking out the UV rays to protect your eyes from the sun, these sunglasses are also outfitted with built-in bone conduction speaker technology so you can also listen to your music. The Panther Shades are equipped with a noise cancelling microphone so you can also take calls seamlessly and re
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AirScale Portable Luggage Scale Never pay for heavy baggage fees again when you have the AirScale Portable Luggage Scale. Small enough to be packed with you, this handy device is able to easily and accurately weigh your suitcases, bags, and luggage so you can determine if they fall into airline regulation sizes. The AirScale Luggage Scale can calibrate weight up to an incredible 40kg (~88 lbs). The AirScale Luggage Scale comes
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Stretch-Lacing Technology Meets Luxury Fashion Experience the slip-on convenience of stretch-lacing technology, combined with the luxury of these high-quality shoes. Luxury leather, form-fitting neoprene, these laces will mold to your feet with pressure padded insoles. They wanted to make a shoe that was hot, but that also improves upon the wearable experience. They knew to accomplish this; they would have to look at a sneaker design from a f
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RearVision Back Up Camera by Pearl Auto Introducing the RearVision Back Up Camera by Pearl Auto, the single device that will revolutionize the way you park your car. More than just a camera, this smart system gives you a full view what’s behind your vehicle as you reverse and even alerts you to anything that may be in your way. Equipped with two HD cameras complete with night vision, RearVision will alert you on your smartphone immedia
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Explorer Edition iPhone Case by Peel Clunky protective cases are so 2010. Keep your phone safe without the bulk with the Explorer Edition iPhone Case by Peel. Designed for the iPhone 6/s and also available for the iPhone 6/S Plus, this case comes in your choice between six wonderfully bright colors. Fitting your smartphone even more snugly than a glove, the Explorer Edition Case offers the maximum level of protection while retaining
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Mistbox A/C Cooling Cost Saver Help keep energy costs down during the hot summer months by installing the Mistbox A/C cooling cost saver on your unit. It installs in five quick minutes and creates a fine water mist around the A/C condenser which lowers the operating temp to save you money. Check it out $399.99
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Foldable Chair Backpack Turn any spot into the ideal place to relax using this foldable chair backpack. The backpack is large enough to accommodate a 16″ laptop and comes with a small fold out chair discreetly tucked into the backside of the pack. Check it out $75.00
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Self-Stirring Camera Lens Mug Ensure your drinks are mixed to perfection by pouring them inside this self-stirring camera lens mug. It holds 11 ounces and is modeled after a Canon EF 24-105mm camera lens – complete with a lens cover so you can take it on the go. Check it out $18.58
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Galaxy Envelope Show a friend or loved one you’re thinking about them by mailing them a small piece of the galaxy. These galaxy envelopes come with an interior displaying an astronomically correct depiction of the night time sky – simply cut it open and look inside. Check it out $104.00
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Olson Concrete Fire Pit Table Make your patio the place to be by gathering everyone around the Olson concrete fire pit table. Handcrafted from concrete and steel, the center comes filled with lava rocks you can light up using natural gas, while the wide edges offer the ideal place to rest your drink. Check it out $2,650.00
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Fans with a twist: Belarus customs ask RHCP to sign… Metallica CDs Members of world-known band Red Hot Chili Peppers (RHCP) had to sign Metallica merch and CDs, after the Belarus customs officers practically begged them to do so, RHCP bassist posted on Instagram. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Ingenious Hippo Water Roller transforms access to water for poor rural families Most Americans take clean water for granted. For many in the developing world, however, getting access to water can be a daily, backbreaking struggle. That’s why South Africans Pettie Petzer and Johan Joker created the Hippo Water Roller, a simple water-collecting device with a broad social impact. While the average adult woman can only balance a full 20-liter bucket of water on her head at a time
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Julie Desk is the AI system that wants to schedule all your meetings for you As important as we all (think we) are, we can’t all afford to have assistants scheduling our lives on our behalf. Not human assistants, at least. But thanks to the rise of the machine, your busy life might’ve just gotten a little more manageable. Meet Julie Desk , the artificial intelligence-powered virtual assistant that organizes your meetings. Because you already have to spend your time going
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How Richard Feynman’s Diagrams Almost Saved Space An anonymous Slashdot reader shares a fond remembrance of Richard Feynman written by Nobel prize-winner Frank Wilczek, describing not only the history of dark energy and field theory, but how Feynman’s influential diagrams “embody a deep shift in thinking about how the universe is put together… a beautiful new way to think about fundamental processes”. Richard Feynman looked tired when
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Deal: FRESHeCOLOR Bluetooth Speaker This slick wireless speaker is packed with colorful LEDs which change to the beat of your music, adding a visual dimension to what is normally just an auditory experience. Offers 5 different display modes, and backed by a 15-watt amp. Save 76% in The Awesomer Shop . Link Price: $60 More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: BOSEbuild Speaker Cube Deal: G-BOOM Wireless Boombox Globe Speaker Boards Th
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Iraq war ‘was illegal,’ Blair’s former deputy acknowledges The 2003 invasion of Iraq was illegal, Lord Prescott, former deputy prime minister to Tony Blair has admitted, adding that he would live with the “catastrophic consequences” of this decision for the rest of his life. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Hamstring injuries in baseball may be preventable Creating a program to prevent hamstring injuries in minor league and major league baseball players might be a possibility say researchers.
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Weight loss from bariatric surgery appears to reverse premature aging Weight loss from bariatric surgery appears to reverse the premature aging associated with obesity, according to new research. Patients had longer telomeres and less inflammation two years later.
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Statins may be associated with reduced mortality in 4 common cancers A diagnosis of high cholesterol is associated with reduced mortality and improved survival in the four most common cancers, according to new research. The 14-year study from nearly one million patients found that a high cholesterol diagnosis was associated with lower risk of death in lung, breast, prostate and bowel cancers.
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Traffic noise increases the risk of heart attack Your risk of heart attack increases with the amount of traffic noise to which you are exposed. The increase in risk — though slight — is greatest with road and rail traffic noise, less with aircraft noise.
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Can Psychologists Learn More by Studying Fewer People? In a brief new Frontiers in Psychology paper, Matthew P. Normand argues that Less Is More: Psychologists Can Learn More by Studying Fewer People. Normand writes that the conventional wisdom – that a bigger sample size is better – is wrong. Repeated measurements of a few subjects, or even just one individual, can be more informative than casting the net widely, he says Psychologists tend to view th
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Sunday’s Best Deals: Anker Gear, Kindle Books, Skechers Shoes, and More Dozens of Anker discounts , a massive Amazon apparel sale , and several inexpensive ebooks lead off Sunday’s best deals. Read more…
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Dallas Police Reveal Robot Used to Kill Suspect in Cop Shooting Northrop Grumman Andros bomb disposal bot in Dallas in 2015. Image: Stewart F. House/Getty Images Thursday night, the Dallas Police Department (DPD) used a bomb disposal robot with lethal force . After hours of negotiations failed, the police strapped a pound of C4 and a detonation cord to the robot, maneuvered the robot near the suspect, and detonated, killing the 25-year-old suspect Micah Johns
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Composition of artificial turf surfaces key to preventing high school football injuries As artificial turf systems are increasingly used at all levels, new research is needed to understand how these surfaces can impact athlete safety. A new study shows how the infill weight of artificial turf surfaces can directly affect the number of injuries to high school football players.
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Wearable neuromuscular device may help reduce ACL injuries in female soccer players Using a wearable neuromuscular device can reduce the risk of ACL injury in female soccer athletes, according to new research. The study showed functional improvements in athletes who used the devices in combination with a regular training program.
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Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson arrested during protest on Periscope DeRay Mckesson, the prominent and outspoken Black Lives Matter activist, was arrested in Baton Rouge, Louisiana last night during a protest against the shooting death of Alton Sterling. Mckesson livestreamed the protest and his arrest on Periscope . As officers took him into custody, fellow protesters took up his phone to continue the stream, as several demanded to know why he was being arrested.
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Inhabitat’s Week in Green: A modular airplane, and more! Is the age of the solar-powered car upon us? Hanergy thinks so. The Chinese company just debuted four new vehicles that source all of their energy from the sun. Meanwhile, Clip-Air announced plans to test a crazy modular airplane that carries passengers and cargo in detachable pods. Eleven electric cars set off on a 15,534-mile race across 20 countries and three continents. And cycling infrastruc
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Fruit and veggies give you the feel-good factor New research suggests up to eight-a-day can make you happier.
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New Israeli bill carries jail term for dissuading Christians from joining IDF – report A Knesset committee has approved a bill prescribing jail terms to anyone who discourages Christians – including Christian Arabs – from volunteering for military service or advocates desertion. Activists say the bill violates Arab citizens’ “freedom of expression.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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ISIS loses 25% of ground in 18 months, could step up civilian attacks – report Numerous defeats on the battlefield mean Islamic State has lost a quarter of its territory in Iraq and Syria over the last 18 months. However, a leading research firm believes this could be bad news as the terror group may step up attacks on civilian targets. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Immunotherapy reduces cardiovascular risk in rheumatoid arthritis Immunotherapy reduces cardiovascular risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, according to new research. The combination of two extra-low dose anticytokine drugs reduced rheumatoid arthritis disease activity and cardiovascular events.
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Study maps transmission of MERS virus in South Korean hospital from one ‘super-spreader’ patient Tracing the movements of patients at a South Korean hospital has helped identify how Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus was transmitted from a single super-spreader patient in an overcrowded emergency room to a total of 82 individuals over three days including patients, visitors and health-care workers. The study maps the transmission of South Korea’s first outbreak of MERS virus and the case
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Wonder.fm Introduces You to Great New Music, Chosen by Music Lovers Web/Android/iOS: Lots of services try to predict music you’ll love with algorithms, and others have an entirely human touch, but Wonder.fm combines both in a visually good-looking way. The result is a webapp you can sit back and stream all day, and mobile apps that work anywhere. Best of all, it’s all free. The team behind Wonder (and its offshoots, electronic music-focused site Primary and hip-h
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Smart Traffic Lights Dutch city ‘s-Hertogenbosch aka Den Bosch employs traffic lights with contextual timing. Using sensors embedded in roads as well as data about public transportation, the lights can adjust to the current amount of automotive and bicycle traffic on the fly. Hat Tip Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Sunspring How Digital Projectors Work LEGO Pinpoint Animator Insane Chinese Traffic Jam Me
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hamster-powered drawing machine by neil mendoza & joji a combination of mechanics and coding, the device sees a hamster running along a set path dictated by two large, circular cams to create images. The post hamster-powered drawing machine by neil mendoza & joji appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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Concussions on the rise for adolescents Sustaining a concussion during adolescence may be more common than previous estimates, according to researchers.
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Osteochondral allograft transplantation effective for treating knee cartilage injuries For athletes and highly active patients who sustain cartilage injuries to their knee, an osteochondral allograft transplantation can be a successful treatment option, according to new research. The study showed these patients were consistently able to return to sport or recreational activities after the surgery, though frequently at a lower activity level.
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Women more likely than men to face poverty during retirement During their working years, women tend to earn less than men, and when they retire, they’re more likely to live in poverty.
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No evidence of weekend increase in mental health patient suicide A new study prompted by current government policy for a ‘seven-day NHS,’ has found that suicide deaths by mental health patients are actually lower at the weekends.
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A ‘time switch’ in the brain improves sense of smell When the brain processes olfactory stimuli, it differentiates between similar smells using subtly modulated signals. Brain examinations and behavioral studies in mice have now shown that neurons with inhibiting characteristics play a key role in this process.
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Treating first time shoulder dislocations with surgery can benefit young athletes Shoulder instability is most common in the young, athletic population, bringing a focus to how these injuries are best treated. Research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, CO, demonstrated that surgery after a first-time shoulder dislocation lowered the re-injury risks and need for follow-up surgery when compared t
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Return-to-play rates high for football players after shoulder instability surgery Getting back into the game is important for any athlete after a significant injury but shoulder injuries can be tricky, especially for football players. Researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, CO, note that surgical treatment for shoulder instability in collegiate athletes is often the best medic
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People With Anger Disorder May Have More Trouble Processing Social Cues Image: Shutterstock The stereotype concerning someone with anger issues is that they just have bad impulse control. You joke that they haven’t slept in a week, they start screaming. But it may be that people blow up not because they can’t hold in their feelings, but because of poor social processing that makes them think your sleep comment was actually you telling them they’re completely incompet
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After Math: The new normal This week can suck it. Here’s a recap.
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This Video Explains What Happens When Nice Countries Fight While the rest of the world engages in hostile warfare over disputed territory , Canada and Greenland are using a rather more polite method of asserting their claims over a Hans Island, an island between Canada and Greenland (a Danish territory) that both want to claim.
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Gadget Thirst Trap: A bouncy chair, a font-capturing device, and an adorable printer Hello, Gadget Thirst Trap fans. Welcome to this week’s edition. For those of you who navigated here by accident and are asking yourself what I’m talking about, Gadget Thirst Trap is a show I host every Friday on The Verge’s Snapchat and now I put it on the website, too. These are the gadgets this week that’ll make you thirsty for more. First we have the Språng , which is an ergonomic chair that s
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No link between national origin & crime, new German study finds Over a million refugees came to Europe in 2015, and when mass sexual assaults left many nations in shock, migrants were the first to be blamed. However, a new study suggests there is no direct link between national origin and crime. Read Full Article at RT.com
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New Zealand beach bought by crowdfunding is given to public A pristine beach in New Zealand bought through a crowdfunding campaign is handed to its new owners – the public.
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Berlin riot: 123 police injured in anti-gentrification protest Police in Berlin say 123 officers were injured in clashes with leftist protesters over the redevelopment of a district in the east of the city.
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Sunday Hangover It’s been a rough couple of nights. Get a greasy sandwich and give your brain a rest. It’s time to kick back with some of our favorite videos and visuals from the past week.
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Is A Rational Nation Ruled By Science A Terrible Idea? Slashdot reader schwit1 quotes an article from Jeffrey Guhin, an assistant professor of sociology at UCLA: Imagine a future society in which everything is perfectly logical. What could go wrong…? Last week, US astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson offered up the perfect example of scientism when he proposed the country of Rationalia, in which “all policy shall be based on the weight of evidenc
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Mass orchestra snares world record with 7,500 instrument performance (VIDEO) An orchestra in Germany has smashed the world record for being the largest musical ensemble on the planet in a performance which involved more than 7,500 musicians and instruments. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Mighty Mug – The Mug That Won’t Fall We’ve all done it: knocked over a cup of coffee / sodie / water / vodka tonic at work and ruined something important. Jayme Smaldone and his Mighty Mug cohorts blew out an important office computer with a spill. But instead of swearing and slamming doors and whining could their mamas please just make bacon mac ‘n’ cheese with Corn Flake topping for dinner about it, they developed a line of unknoc
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Eurofighter vision of upgrading communication speeds for all planes and drones to create a SKYNETwork system of systems Modern fighter jets can take decades to develop. New airplanes just now entering military service, like the F-35, are part of the fifth generation of jet fighters, which are expected to serve into the 2030s and 2040s. The airplanes beyond that, the sixth generation, are being conceived in boardrooms right now. Airbus has a twin-engine, twin-tail, twin-seat stealth design according to Alberto Guti
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Thanks Space For Making These Astronauts Nearsighted We know that astronauts’ bodies are heavily impacted by their time in space, but as more of them come back to Earth following longer and longer stays without gravity, more issues are going to arise. Read more…
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Face computers slowly find their place in business Remember Google Glass? How could you not? Born with great fanfare just four short years ago, the device quickly became the object of derision. People who wore them were “Glassholes.” There were hyper-privacy concerns related to wearing a head-mounted camera, and even the Glass Explorer program, which limited availability, seemed to contribute to the disdain people felt. Read More
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NSA labels Linux Journal readers and Tor and Tails users as extremists Fans of Tails (The Amnesic Incognito Live System) Linux operating system use it because of the well-documented security and anonymity features it provides. The system utilizes a Tor browser, which also affords more anonymity to users while browsing sites on the web. The Linux Journal is a monthly technology magazine and news site that focuses on topics related to Linux and open source programs. L
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VTOL electric two seater could be enabling high speed commuting in 2018 A start-up company—hosted in a European Space Agency (ESA) business incubator center (BIC) Bavaria—released an idea for an egg-shaped two-seater plane called Lilium that’s currently in the works. With a top speed of 250 mph and a range of 300 miles, the plane can travel roughly between Munich and Berlin in about 90 minutes. And according to the ESA, if the testing succeeds, this will be the world
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NATO ignores terror threat coming from south, demonizes Russia instead – Moscow NATO “exists in a political mirror-world,” focusing on a “mythical” threat from the East “demonizing” Russia, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said commenting on the results of the bloc’s summit in Warsaw. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Supercomputers can accelerate machine learning progress and enable a world with machine intelligence embedded everywhere The Sunway TiahuLight machine is the fastest supercomputer in the world running on the 10 million-core with a peak of 125 petaflops. The TaihuLight supercomputer is being harnessed for some interesting work on deep neural networks. What is fascinating here is that currently, the inference side of such workloads can scale to many processors, but the training side is often scale-limited hardware an
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GoPro footage survives a year on the ocean floor Earlier this week a YouTuber by the name of Francis Darracott found a GoPro camera while fishing off the coast of England near Poole – after almost a year in the water (judging by the timestamps on the video), the camera’s waterproof housing had failed, but the recorded video was still retrievable. All of which means we have around three minutes of rather interesting ocean floor footage courtesy
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Awesome tech you cant buy yet: Solar hot dogs, dive cams, and crazy keyboards At any given moment, there are approximately a zillion crowdfunding campaigns on the web. Take a stroll through Kickstarter or Indiegogo and you’ll find no shortage of weird, useless, and downright stupid projects out there — alongside some real gems. In this column, we cut through all the worthless wearables and Oculus Rift ripoffs to round up the week’s most unusual, ambitious, and exciting pro
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Are smart clothes the future of wearables? The current market for wearables is all focused on the wrist. Fitbit has the most sales in the wearable industry with its slew of fitness trackers, and the Apple Watch is surging up the sales leaderboards. But is this the future of the wearable industry? A lot of pundits and startups don’t think so, many believe the wearable industry will connect everywhere from your head to your toes, using smar
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Tech-Savvy Teens Have Worse IRL Social Skills, But the Kids Are Alright The J ournal of Research on Adolescence has finally done it! A recent study of 487 middle schoolers growing up in lower income rural communities tells us what we all want to hear: the kids are not alright. And of course, it’s technology that’s fucking them up. The survey focuses on those who primarily use Facebook, other social media, and text messaging to communicate, over IRL hangs or phone cal
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Nearly 2,000 Pounds of Illegal Shark Fins Found in Cargo In this week’s crime blotter: fins from Panama, ivory necklaces and bracelets, and 24 illegal logging suspects arrested.
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Figgers F1 phone intends to help save lives Just how smart is your smartphone? It looks like the technology in your handset is about to get a whole lot smarter thanks to the introduction of the Figgers F1 smartphone , which is also known as “The Life Saver”. It is well known that distracted driving happens to be one of the leading causes of road accidents. Apart from that, text messaging will require visual, manual and cognitive attention
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Como Audio Solo & Duetto A pair of standalone and versatile audio players that can play music from a variety of sources, including online streaming services such as Spotify. They also have aux, optical, USB and Bluetooth inputs. The optional app lets you control multiple units at once. Link Link 2 Price: $200+ More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: The Modern HiFi Stereo Console Amazon Tap & Echo Dot Tiny Cloud Lamp
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A Visual Guide to Famous TV Show Landmarks and Filming Locations If you’ve ever thought it might be cool to visit some of the places your favorite TV shows are filmed, or even just “located,” this video and guide can show you. From House of Cards and Breaking Bad to Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead , this guide has you covered. For some shows, like It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia , the actual filming location is clear, but the guide does show you some sp
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How to Rebuild a Face With Jawbone Grown in the Lab What’s in a face? Doctors say health. Psychologists say personality. Anthropologists say evolution. For me, it’s identity. Arguably, no other body part is as intimately tied to a sense of self as our unique visage. It’s part of the reason we often look so different in photos, which are horizontally flipped compared to how we see ourselves in the mirror. Even such a slight change — one that reflect
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You may soon be able to control your computer with your eyes It’s not science fiction — it’s the 21st century. Controlling a computer screen with nothing but your eyes may be coming closer and closer to reality, and it’s all thanks to Eyefluence , a Silicon Valley-based startup whose mission revolves around hands-free navigation. While much of the team’s progress has been kept closely under wraps, TechCrunch reports that Eyefluence has been testing out a n
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How To Figure Out Which Kind Of Self-Employed Worker You Want To Be There are more ways to work for yourself than you might think. Before you file that LLC paperwork, consider these options. So you’ve decided you want to work for yourself. Seems straightforward enough, right? Your next step, so it would seem, would be to figure out the legal structure of your newfound self-employment. Read Full Story
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Giles Miller’s Penny-Half Sphere sculpture is a “double-sided portal” hanging above a stream Hundreds of reflective “pennies” form this spherical sculpture , created by Giles Miller ‘s London design studio for Devon’s Broomhill Sculpture Park (+ movie). (more…)
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General Brachistochrone Problem Consider a problem about the curve of fastest descent in the following generalized statement. Suppose that we have a Lagrangian system $$L(x,\dot x)=\frac{1}{2}g_{ij}(x)\dot x^i\dot x^j-V(x),\quad x=(x^1,\ldots, x^m)\in M.\qquad (*)$$ Here ##M## is a smooth configuration manifold, ##\mathrm{dim}\,M=m##. The functions ##g_{ij}## form a Riemann metric in ##M##. Assume also that our system is constra
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Hostess Saves Twinkies By Automating, Fires 94% Of Their Workforce An anonymous Slashdot reader writes: Where Twinkie once employed 22,000 workers in more than 40 bakeries, their workforce is now down to just 1,170, reports the Washington Post, relying mostly on robotic arms and other forms of automation. “This 500-person plant produces more than 1 million Twinkies a day, 400 million a year. That’s 80% of Hostess’ total output — output that under the old re
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Robot killer use defended by Dallas police: ‘No other option but detonate where suspect was’ Dallas police vigorously defended the use of a killer robot to take out the suspected sniper who launched an ambush at a Black Lives Matter event earlier in the week killing five officers. There was “no other option but to use our bomb robot,” the police chief said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The Introvert’s Guide To Being Alone Without Feeling Guilty You don’t need to totally overhaul your schedule to give your introverted brain the space it needs to refuel. We all need a little space to mentally process life and recharge so we can function at our best and enjoy time with others. It’s just that introverts may need more of it. For introverts, time alone is as essential as sleeping or eating. Not getting enough can cause frustration, resentment
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ELWN Fit earbuds target the active When it comes to earbuds , there are two major issues with which users tend to grapple with – finding the right fit, as well as the relatively short battery life. ELWN Earbuds has decided to come up against the twin juggernauts of earbud problems by launching its Kickstarter campaign this coming week, hoping that they can up the ante in the personal audio industry with its groundbreaking new tech
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Whatever happened to 3D printing? Sam Cervantes is a quiet-seeming guy who speaks earnestly about his line of work. When I visited his Brooklyn 3D printer factory in 2013, workers in an assembly line were busy putting together Solidoodle printers. An army of assembled printers whirred as they lay down layers of melted plastic to make parts for the next set of machines. Read More
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Should Autism Be Cured or Is “Curing” Offensive? Some within the autism community take issue with seeing autistic people as having a disorder, decrying the “cure culture”. Read More
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What can your koozie do? A cold drink is just the start It’s time to stop underestimating the common koozie. While the primary function of the beer sleeve, bottle jacket, or “candom” is to keep your drink cold on hot summer days, these insulated beverage holders are capable of so much more. The four products below are the perfect case in point. Related: Golchi can keep your drinks hot, cold, or both at the same time BottleKeeper ($30) Take the BottleK
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Tech companies: If you work with government, your data should be public GUEST: We’re seeing a range of tech businesses emerging to tackle some of the most basic infrastructure struggles cities encounter on a daily basis. At face value, this is a big win for the public. They know and trust the consumer products these companies make, and it relieves governments from having to build and manage complex technology themselves. But looking deeper, these deals have the poten
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Make Your Bad Habits a Pain In Order to Build Better Ones When one person helps someone else indulge a bad habit, we call them an enabler. But what about when you make your own bad habits easier? If you want to stop enabling yourself, start making your own bad habits a pain in the ass. As advice site Barking Up the Wrong Tree explains, one of the best ways to break a bad habit is to make it more difficult. Even adding an extra twenty seconds to your hab
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Pokémon Bringing People Together Have you heard about Pokémon Go? The new augmented reality mobile phone game was released last week and already has millions of downloads —more people have installed Pokemon Go than Tinder, a popular hook up app. Social media feeds over the weekend were mostly about the Dallas shooting, police violence, and/or Pokémon Go. (Also sports stuff happened/is happening). Pokémon Go, like a lot of cultur
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Google teaches its car to be nice to cyclists Cyclists face a variety of dangers sharing the road with cars, but Google wants to make sure its autonomous car is mindful of bikes on the road, unlike some human drivers. In its monthly report , Google describes how it has been programming its self-driving system to recognize cyclists and be nice to them. See Also: Why are moral decisions so important for self-driving cars? The autonomous car pr
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This Guy Used a Drone to Try to Catch Pokémon Images: Perchbird Pokemon GO is a game that relies on its players going on long walks , meaning that some will eventually find any way to get around that system. Tumblr user Perchbird is one of those people. He posted a photo set that showed his phone running the app while mounted on a drone. The caption just says, “im a cheater.” Gizmodo spoke with Perchbird, who goes by the name Liam outside of
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Why chatbots will never completely replace humans GUEST: Over the past year, artificial intelligence has made big headlines for everything from Siri’s new capabilities to smart assistants. Although A.I. technologies like self-driving cars may be more thrilling, there is one innovation that hits close to home for all of us: chatbots. Chatbots provide companies with a novel way of engaging with customers, one that is as imminently promising as it
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Be the Favorite Parent With The Arrow Smart-Kart Most of us had that moment in childhood when we wanted to build our own go-kart. Some of us were fortunate enough to have parents involved, but most of us were stuck with a box and a good doze of imagination. Well now may be the time for that childhood daydream of golden afternoons racing down the street to be […] Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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Insect-Devouring Bats Now Welcomed in New York Slashdot reader HughPickens.com shares an article from the New York Times: The town of North Hempstead on Long Island has approved the construction of bat houses in several parks to attract more bats to the area because despite their less-than-desirable reputation, bats possess a remarkable ability to control insects, especially disease-carrying mosquitoes. “Bats can eat up to 1,000 mosquitoe
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31-Year Survey Shows Problems Remain, But Sexualization in Games Is Declining There’s been a lot of talk about the hypersexualization of women in video games over the last few years, and anyone wishing to tackle the issue would do well to read Teresa Lynch’s 18-page article ” Sexy, Strong, and Secondary ” published in the Journal of Communication last month. Lynch and researchers Jessica E. Tompkins, Irene I. van Driel, and Niki Fritz studied the portrayal of 571
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Arquitectonica Designs Three-Tier Residential Tower in Miami Courtesy of Arquitectonica Arquitectonica , in collaboration with Jean-Louis Deniot and Two Roads Development , has released the design for ‘Elysee Residences’, a 57-story high-rise development that will become the tallest structure in Miami’s Edgewater District. Inspire by Modernist aesthetics, Elysee’s is a luxury condominium where the floor plan expands as it grows higher, “creating a multi-ti
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Firefighter Daily Carry submitted by Thom Twice Apple iPhone 6s KUNER iPhone 6S Battery Case – iPhone 6 Battery Case, iPhone Portable Charger iPhone 6 6S Charging Case (BLACK/GREY) – 2400mAh Portable Charger Battery Pack External Rechargeable Protective Power Bank Apple Watch 42mm Datanet V2 Pager Nite Ize S-Biner #2 Field Notes Brand Loot Crate Exclusive “Classified” Edition Vaseline Lip Therapy Original 20g
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Imaging technique could help focus breast cancer treatment Scientists have used imaging techniques as a new way to identify patients who could benefit from certain breast cancer treatments, according to a new study.
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The end of AIDS in Australia? Scientists says deadly syndrome no longer public health issue The number of cases of AIDS in Australia has plummeted, leading its scientists to claim victory in the battle against AIDS, as it has been “pretty much dealt with” as a public health issue. However, this does not mean the HIV does not remain a problem. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Candy Crush’ Maker Works with Economists to Release Study on Discounts Early last week a paper appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences arguing that the huge discounts we usually see attached to large quantities of virtual goods in so-called “free-to-play” games have almost no impact on profitability, nor do they have any impact on the number of customers buying those goods. Fascinating stuff, at least if you’re a game developer lear
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Graphene flexes its muscles in new study The unique properties of graphene and graphene foam could one day be used to regenerate 3-dimensional tissues and organs for implantation into the human body, new research shows.
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Going to ‘Wars’ against cancer, heart disease The gene Wars2 has been found to be involved in angiogenesis — blood vessel formation, which is important in ensuring that all parts of the body get nutrients to sustain life — report scientists. Rats and zebrafish where Wars2 was inhibited had impaired blood vessel formation. Treatments for cancer and diabetic eye disease may be developed to target Wars2 and inhibit blood vessel formation, they
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Extortion extinction 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 researchers says it has developed a way to stop it dead in its tracks.
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Ultrashort cell-free DNA reveals health of organ transplants When 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 can be extracted. This cell-free DNA (cfDNA) is degraded due to its exposure to enzymes in the blood but is nonetheless a powerful monitoring tool in cancer, pregnancy and organ transplantation. Now, borrowing
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Ecological context of mosquito-borne infectious disease The resurgence of Zika virus has raised anxieties about the spread of infectious disease by mosquitoes; climate change and species invasions are strong themes on the minds of infectious disease experts.
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Mathematician Explains a Weird Feature of Coin Flips File under: possibly useful information to share at the next cocktail party. A mathematician explains why it’s smarter to bet on heads/heads coming up when doing consecutive coin flips than heads/tails, even though intuitively the probability should be the same. [ Laughing Squid ]
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Scientists link bipolar disorder to unexpected brain region For the first time, researchers show that ensembles of genes within the striatum could be deeply involved in bipolar disorder. Most modern studies of bipolar disorder have concentrated on the brain’s cortex, the largest part of the brain in humans, associated with higher-level thought and action.
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Researchers find new way to control genes often involved in cancer growth A new way to control the activity of SETDB1, a protein that is often upregulated in cancer, has been discovered by scientists. The novel mechanism to control the protein function is called monoubiquitination.
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Russian shoots man to death mistaking him for big fish Underwater fishing in a river in a central Russian region ended tragically when one of the hunters mistook another for a large fish and shot him dead. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Man-Cave in Style With the Armadillo Tea Canopy Israeli-born doyen of design Ron Arad has created a name for himself by making big statements in architecture and promoting left-of-centre ideas since the 1980s. Famed for big, scary designs using concrete and steel, this Armadillo tea canopy may be one of Arad’s lighter-hearted pieces, combining gentle, soft lines and simple design philosophy to produce a solid structure suitable for […] Visit M
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Economics study finds volume discounts don’t increase profitability for video game Discounts tied to buying large quantities of virtual goods have little impact on profitability and do not increase the number of customers making purchases, according to economists at the University of Chicago. read more
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Five Airports Are Set to Get Automated TSA Security Screening Lanes After anticipating extra long airport security lines this year , the Transportation Security Administration has taken steps to fix the problem. Their latest solution involves adding new screening technology to Chicago (O’Hare), Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, and Miami. They’ll also include a pilot program in Phoenix. http://lifehacker.com/expect-longer-… The TSA and American Airlines will inst
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Uber Investor Suggests Addressing Police Killings With an App An anonymous reader write: To address the problem of motorists killed by police officers, Shervin Pishevar, the Iranian-born VC who backed Uber, is suggesting an app that allows police officers to communicate with motorists during traffic stops without either party leaving their vehicles. USA Today reports that Pishevar “says he has slept very little in the past 48 hours as he seeks input fro
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Caterpillar uses facial recognition software to identify sleepy equipment operators When it comes to heavy equipment, Caterpillar is a household name. If it is big and moves earth and rocks, there’s a good chance it has “Caterpillar” stamped on its side. This is especially true when it comes to mining equipment, where dump trucks (known in this context as haul trucks), can sport 12-foot-tall tires. These are some of the largest vehicles on earth, and operators require built-in s
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Spies using wearables to spy…on themselves The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) wants to track its own secret agents, using wearables to evaluate psychological drivers, cognitive abilities, mental wellness, and resilience, to spot issues and recruit the best. It is not the first organization to adopt a corporate wellness policy, but this goes a bit further than what Fitbit offers. All the biometric data will be sent
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Dallas suspect wrote in blood on wall, taunted police during negotiations The suspect in the deadly attack on Dallas police taunted authorities during two hours of negotiations, laughing at them, singing and at one point asking how many officers he had shot, the police chief said Sunday. SEE ALSO: Activists walk a fine, painful line in wake of Dallas shooting Micah Johnson, a black Army veteran, insisted on speaking with a black negotiator and wrote in blood on the wal
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INNOVATE2016: Libertarian Presidential candidate says “We need to Uber everything” Whatever one thinks of his ideology, Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson may be the pro innovation candidate that Silicon Valley has been waiting for. Read More
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Apollo 11’s source code is now on GitHub The source code for Apollo 11’s guidance computer has been available for a while (Google hosted it several years ago, for instance), but would you know how to find it or search through it? As of this week, it’s almost ridiculously easy. Former NASA intern Chris Garry has posted the entire Apollo Guidance Computer source code on GitHub, giving you a good peek at the software that took NASA to the
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“Hillary Clinton Will Win, But She Doesn’t Deserve To” Among the many implications of FBI Director James Comey’s recommendation that the Department of Justice bring no charges against Hillary Clinton for using a private email server while secretary of state, the single-biggest one is this: She now has a clear path to becoming the next president of the United States. As disliked as she is (56 percent of Americans dislike her), she is less disliked tha
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Has Physics Gotten Something Really Important Really Wrong? Slashdot reader schwit1 quotes an article from NPR: Some researchers now see popular ideas like string theory and the multiverse as highly suspect. These physicists feel our study of the cosmos has been taken too far from what data can constrain with the extra “hidden” dimensions of string theory and the unobservable other universes of the multiverse… it all adds up to muddied waters a
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Did the Libertarian Radicals Lose Their Inter-Party Fight? Not So Fast, Says One This morning we posted my column about the Libertarian Party convention from the August/September issue of the print magazine, cheekily titled ” The Libertarian Party Moment : Taking the naked leap from the margins to the mainstream.” In it, I make the claim that, striptease performances notwithstanding, “The radicals and free spirits lost . Ten minutes after James Weeks II’s man b
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Extreme desserts Gujarat is India’s biggest ice cream market, and is known for its offbeat local flavours, writes Soutik Biswas.
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Africa to feed India? India’s prime minister is on an African charm offensive, visiting four nations where he hopes to tie up energy and trade deals and remind the continent of their cultural and historical bonds. But how do things stand now?
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European telecom companies deliver ‘5G Manifesto’ to recommend against net neutrality regulation A new debate over net neutrality is set to overtake Europe as telecom companies prepare to roll out 5G mobile technology by 2020. On July 7, a coalition of 20 telecom companies in the continent — including Vodafone, Telenor, Orange, Nokia, BT, Ericsson, Telefonica, Deutsche Telekom, and Hutchison — put together the “5G Manifesto for timely deployment of 5G in Europe.” The seven-page document, sig
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Huge timber steps form bridge built by students across a river in rural China This stepped timber bridge was built by a team of architecture students from the University of Hong Kong to provide a meeting place for residents of a rural community in southern China (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Rebuilt and reshaped After the month-long war with Israel in 2006, Lebanon’s Hezbollah has emerged as one of the most powerful militant groups in the Middle East.
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Why American Policing Has Improved, And Why It Hasn’t How to get from here to ‘democratic policing.’ The use of lethal force by police officers in Minnesota and Baton Rouge has once again sparked protests over the violent dynamic between citizens and the police. Meanwhile, the tragic, horrific shootings of police officers in Dallas has complicated the Black Lives Matter message, and reinforced fears of racially-motivated police violence. Read Full S
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EFF Delivers 210,000 Signatures Opposing Trans-Pacific Partnership An anonymous Slashdot reader writes: “The TPP is simply bad for tech users and innovators,” writes the Electronic Frontier Foundation, arguing the proposed trade agreement for the Pacific Rim “exports the most onerous parts of U.S. copyright law and prevents the U.S. from improving them in the future, while failing to include the balancing provisions that work for users and innovato
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Molecular flip in crystals driven by light creates microrobotic propulsion (a) Sequential micrographs of one cycle of self-oscillation observed under 435-nm light and schematic illustrations. (b) Schematic illustration showing setup. (credit: Tomonori Ikegami et al./Angewandte Chemie) Hokkaido University researchers have designed a crystal material that continually flips between two positions like a paddle, propelling an attached structure, when stimulated by blue light
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Dallas shooter planned ‘devastating’ attack using explosives – police Dallas police are trying to decipher a two letter acronym written in blood by the killer of five police officers before he was taken down by a police robot bomb, Dallas police said, adding that Micah Johnson had been plotting wider-scale attacks. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Gary Johnson: I’ll Cut Your Taxes and Save Social Security Gabby Morrongiello and Sean Higgins of the Washington Examiner have conducted a wide-ranging and interesting interview with Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson. He promises to cut taxes and limit the size and scope of spending. He also shows incredible reality testing when it comes to politics. Among his answers: Examiner: Can entitlements be reformed in any meaningful way? I mean
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We might not be able to use Martian water after all Remember those dark streaks NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spotted running down canyons and hillsides on the red planet? They indicated the presence of water, which was a cause for celebration, as having water on Mars means astronauts won’t have to carry as much when they visit. Unfortunately, a new study says the planet’s water might not be drinkable. Worse, it might not even exist. A team o
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Tap Strap Wearable Bluetooth Keyboard I-‘-D T-A-P T-H-A-T. I’d tap it on the coffee table, the kitchen counter, the passenger seat, the back of my bike…. Tap is a forthcoming one-handed wearable that connects to any Bluetooth-enabled device and turns your hand into a keyboard. Slide on the Tap Strap and you’ll be able to type texts, Tweets, and emails, navigate computer screens, and control smart TVs with the tappity-tap of your fi
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It’s hideous, but this 3D-printed villa in China can withstand a major quake As far as trends go, few things are as unequivocally “in” as 3D printing. During its run as an industry, there have been few things the tech hasn’t been able to create, which is why it should come as no surprise that a Beijing architecture firm just put the finishing touches on a nearly indestructible 3D-printed villa. A bona fide mansion, not only does the structure boast the capability of withs
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Australian leaders get behind electronic voting Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten want Parliament to consider allowing electronic voting for Australian federal elections.
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Against Hate Crimes Laws, for Attacks on Cops or Anyone Else This morning I appeared on MSNBC’s AM Joy to talk about this week’s police/protest controversies. Part of the conversation centered on the role of hate crimes laws, and whether it makes sense to extend their protection to law enforcement, as Louisiana did six weeks ago with its ” Blue Lives Matter ” law. I argued that not only do police officers enjoy any number of enhanced protections
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How Plantronics engineered an audio headset for PlayStation VR Unlike the Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR doesn’t have built-in headphones, but that doesn’t mean you’ll have to settle for something ill-suited for virtual reality. Plantronics has partnered with Sony to unleash the Rig 4VR audio headset . These $70 earphones debut alongside PSVR in October, even featuring the official PlayStation branding in every territory outside of the United States. But while
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Do We Need A Better Private Browsing Mode? Network World’s Alan Zeichi recently argued “We need a better Private Browsing mode.” Slashdot reader Miche67 writes: As this writer says, Chrome’s Incognito Mode “doesn’t offer strong protection at all.” [Incognito mode “only prevents Chrome from saving your site visit activity. It won’t stop other sources from seeing your browsing activity.”] And Firefox’s Private B
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Neurons grown from stem cells in a dish reveal clues about autism Salk researchers have turned the skin cells of people with autism spectrum disorder into neurons. These cells show specific defects (indicated by red and green dots in the neuron) compared with neurons derived from healthy people, including diminished ability to form excitatory connections with other neurons (credit: Salk Institute) Why do the brains of up to 30 percent of people with autism spec
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Discovery of new ovarian cancer signaling hub points to target for limiting metastasis Researchers have found a previously undiscovered pathway through which ovarian cells can be transformed into cancer cells, one they think provides an excellent opportunity for targeting by new drugs, which, when combined with others now in development, may be able to stave off metastatic disease.
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Blind Apple engineer speaks on the company’s deep commitment to accessibility features Apple has always been vocal about its commitment to accessibility features for its products, and now a member of the company’s accessibility design and quality team is speaking up on just how committed Apple is. A new profile from Mashable details Jordyn Castor, a 22-year-old, blind engineer. more… Filed under: Apple
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Powerful twin earthquake strikes Ecuador’s coast Two powerful quakes measuring 5.9 and 6.4 struck the coast of Ecuador ten minutes apart, USGS reported. They appear to be aftershocks of the deadly April disaster, which claimed hundreds of lives in the country. Read Full Article at RT.com
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DARPA-developed next-generation bionic arm hits the market The next generation in prosthetic arms will soon be helping amputees get a grip in the real world. The LUKE arm, which was previously known as the Deka Arm , was developed under DARPA’s Revolutionizing Prosthetics program by DEKA Research & Development Corp. It received marketing approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2014 and is now set to hit the market later this year
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Delinquency Rates Rising: Is A New Crisis Approaching? A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rss Money and Banks U.S. Economy Money and Banking Delinquency Rates Rising: Is A New Crisis Approaching? 0 Views The delinquency rate on loans is key in understanding banking. It answers one question: what percentage of loans is overdue for payment? The delinquency rate is by far the most useful indicator for “credit stress.” It seems, however, as if delinquency no lo
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China’s Massive Effort to Purify Seawater Is Drying Up Stalled projects and underperforming plants have hampered China’s desalination plans.
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Bulgaria sails against tide as NATO mulls stronger presence in Black Sea As NATO agreed on plans to beef up its naval, land and aerial presence in the Black Sea region at a summit in Poland, Bulgaria once again called for the diffusion of tensions with Russia. Read Full Article at RT.com
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When Cops Kill, and When Cops Die Most interactions between American police and citizens are routine, civil and no worse than briefly unpleasant for those involved. But among some cops and some populations, the relationship is fraught with chronic distrust and fear. The result is an intractably toxic climate that spawns deadly consequences. Rarely has that reality been more stark than now, with five Dallas law enforcement officer
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Deals of Note: July 11, 2016 How to save on Everlane clothing, an AMI leather wallet and a Nespresso milk frother. … Read More »
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Today in Gear: July 11, 2016 Reflective climbing shoes, a smart new roof rack system, rings made from bourbon barrels and much more. … Read More »
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Kashmir clashes over militant Burhan Wani leave 30 dead Police in Indian-administered Kashmir say at least 30 people have been killed in clashes following the shooting of a well-known militant leader on Friday.
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De Vorm’s Workspace Divider lamp adds privacy to open offices Dutch brand De Vorm ‘s combined lamp and desk partition has been designed to bring privacy to crowded open offices (+ slideshow). (more…)
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‘Sure as heck’ no one can deal with Iran, Boeing says after Hill blocks deal American aeronautics giant Boeing has voiced concern over a US legislative move passed earlier in the week that would block its $25 billion deal with Iran, saying that all other companies that have deals with Tehran should be scrapped of their contracts as well. Read Full Article at RT.com
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NASA identifies craters on Ceres with permanent shadows which should trap water ice Scientists 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. “The conditions on Ceres are right for accumulating deposits of water ice,” said Norbert Schorghofer, a Dawn guest investigator at the Univer
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Bangladesh to ban Islamic TV channel, Peace TV Bangladesh says it intends to ban the controversial Dubai-based Islamic television channel, Peace TV, in the wake of the deadly attack on a cafe in the capital, Dhaka.
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Messaging by flow in the brain 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 for sensitive components of our nervous system. Cerebral fluid, however, has more than just a protective function: It removes cellular waste, supplies our nervous tissue with nutrients, and transports impor
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Watch a pen that uses ink to conduct electricity bring drawings to life The wonders of technology never cease to amaze us! This ad released by Japanese infrastructure company Kandenko features a pen from Japanese startup AgIC, containing ink that can conduct electricity. As the pen traces along line drawings of houses, buildings and infrastructures on paper, the bulbs light up once the ink connects the circuits. Watching the lit-up paper come to life as 3D miniature
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Twitter takes down a site that archives popular users’ tweets While Twitter isn’t completely opposed to third-party sites preserving tweets , it has its limits: the social network has effectively shut down PostGhost, a days-old service that archived the tweets of verified users with “tens of thousands” of followers. Twitter would only tell us that the site was violating its developer tool policies, such as honoring content as it’s displayed on Twi
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nEUROn unmanned combat air vehicle first stealth drone flown in public Europe’s nEUROn unmanned combat air vehicle demonstrator was presented in flight today at an air meet at Istres organized by the French Air Force. It is the first time in world aeronautical history that a stealth aircraft controlled from the ground has flown in public. The event – which was prepared by teams from Dassault Aviation, along with the French defense procurement agency DGA and the Fren
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California ill-prepared for the Big One, experts say Beyond the sunshine, the palm trees and Hollywood, if there is one certainty in California, it’s that a massive earthquake will strike at some point.
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Dakota a stealthier modified Virginia submarine The USS South Dakota (SSN-790) will be the first acoustic superiority test submarine when she is delivered in late 2017. During her one-year post-shakedown availability (PSA) in 2018, South Dakota will receive some fairly significant modifications from the baseline Virginia-class submarine that are expected to be tested at sea starting in 2019 and running through 2020. The modifications include n
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Russia putting up short range radar that can detect the F-35 and other stealth planes 310 miles away Russia’s powerful over-the-horizon Podsolnukh (Sunflower) radar is capable of detecting and tracking the F-35 stealth plane or any other fighter jet that was designed to avoid detection. The Podsolnukh short-range over-the-horizon surface-wave radar is developed by Moscow-based OJSC NPK NIIDAR. The Russian Defense Ministry plans to deploy several of these systems in the Arctic, as well as on Russ
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Report identifies ways to boost children’s quality of life through outdoor learning Outdoor learning can have a significant and positive impact on children’s quality of life but needs to be introduced more formally into global school curricula in order for its potential benefits to be fully realised, a new report suggests.
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Wildsam’s new travel guides take you on an American road trip The new guides explore New England and the Desert Southwest. Photo: Wildsam Wildsam’s travel guides launches a new series that explores America they way it should be: by car. The series will launch with two guides: The Desert Southwest and New England. The guides break down hotel picks and must-see towns and itineraries that span from 14-day trips to weeklong trips and seasonal weekends. You’ll a
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Gigantic Backyard Water Slide Take slipping and sliding across the lawn to the next level this summer with this monstrous 10 foot wide by 50 foot long backyard water slide with inflatable side bumpers. Click Here For Complete Details
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Haptic adds faceted skin of perforated metal to car park in London’s Olympic Park London studio Haptic has re-clad a utilitarian multi-storey car park in the London 2012 Olympic Park, using triangular metal panels that produce ever-changing patterns of light and shadow (+ slideshow). (more…)
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How to Generate a Color Scheme From Any Photo A quick search on Pinterest for color swatches reveals a wide array of gorgeous color combinations that are taken from beautiful photographs. Many of these swatches come from sites like Design Seeds and In Color Balance, but did you know you can just as easily create these types of swatches yourself? Whether you’re looking for a color scheme for an interior design swatch, for web or graphic desig
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Stuxnet/Cyberwar Documentary Reviewer: ‘The U.S. Has Pwned Iran’ Slashdot reader alphadogg quotes an article from Network World: The new documentary about Stuxnet, “Zero Days”, says the U.S. had a far larger cyber operation against Iran called Nitro Zeus that has compromised the country’s infrastructure and could be used as a weapon in any future war. Quoting unnamed sources from inside the NSA and CIA, the movie says the Nitro Zeus program has infilt
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Truth is in danger as new techniques used to stop journalists covering the news London, UK (July 11, 2016). The truth is being suppressed across the world using a variety of methods, according to a special report in the 250th issue of Index on Censorship magazine. read more
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Up periscope: Finland’s grounded observation tower As its name suggests, OOPEAA’s Periscope Tower serves as an oversized periscope thanks to a pair of carefully-placed mirrors integrated into its core. No mere gimmick, the prefabricated observation tower ensures visitors can take in a raised view from ground level. .. Continue Reading Up periscope: Finland’s grounded observation tower Category: Architecture Tags: Building and Construction Wooden
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Simple but smart design transforms a concrete plaza into a lively urban park “The project springs from the need to create a welcoming place for the citizens of Favara while simultaneously donating to the city an innovative public space shaped from the perfect combination of wood and vegetation,” write the architects. In contrast to the site’s original and muted concrete setting, Zighizaghi is filled with greenery and playful elements from its honeycomb shape to the red lig
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UN blasts South Sudan violence, calls rival leaders to control forces The UN Security Council strongly condemned the renewed violence in South Sudan and called on rival leaders President Salva Kiir and First Vice President Riek Machar to control their forces in a statement unanimously passed after a Sunday meeting.
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15 dead from floods in central India New Delhi (AFP) July 10, 2016 Flash floods from torrential downpours in the in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh have killed 15 people, with seven deaths over the weekend, and left thousands of people displaced, authorities said Sunday. Indian news channels on Sunday showed footage of inundated cities in the state, with residents forced to wade through through waist deep water. The state
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Hong Kong takes aim at China for trash on beaches Hong Kong (AFP) July 10, 2016 Hong Kong’s leader on Sunday blamed a huge rise in rubbish blighting the city’s beaches on refuse washed ashore from the mainland, and pledged talks with Chinese authorities to stem the tide. Environmentalists have posted images on social media of trash covering several beaches, including plastic bottles and packaging with labels written in simplified Chinese characte
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Bornean orangutan, whale shark sliding towards extinction: conservationists Geneva (AFP) July 8, 2016 The Bornean orangutan is on the verge of extinction, a top conservationist body said Friday, also warning that the world’s biggest fish, the whale shark, and a hammerhead shark species were endangered. In an update to its “Red List” of threatened species, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature said growing human pressure was driving the three spe
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Monkeys know what they don’t know New Haven, Conn. (UPI) Jul 8, 2016 Rhesus monkeys are aware of the limits of their knowledge, new research shows. According to scientists at Harvard and Yale, the monkeys realized when they didn’t know something and needed outside expertise. “Metacognition – the ability to think about our own thoughts – has long been considered a hallmark of being human,” Yale University psychologist Lau
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Drought stalls tree growth and shuts down Amazon carbon sink Exeter, UK (SPX) Jul 11, 2016 A recent drought completely shut down the Amazon Basin’s carbon sink, by killing trees and slowing their growth, a ground-breaking study led by researchers at the Universities of Exeter and Leeds has found. Previous research has suggested that the Amazon – the most extensive tropical forest on Earth and one of the “green lungs” of the planet – may be gradual
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Damage wrought by acidic oceans hurts more than marine life, lasts longer than A milky white cloud blooms in the Barents Sea, so vast it can be seen from space.
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Florida’s algae problem stems from decades of Lake Okeechobee pollution The algae fouling South Florida beaches traces its origin to cattle ranches, farms and neighborhoods as far north as Orlando.
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Tired of thrash metal before bed? Meet Deezer’s new Discover Weekly rival Deezer’s Flow, which curates a selection of music based on your listening preferences, is set to get a substantial overhaul as part of a wider update coming to the service. The Flow functionality is similar in some ways to Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlist in that it analyses your listening habits and creates a playlist of similar songs that you might like. However, unlike Spotify’s efforts, Flo
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Vision through the clouds Munich, Germany (SPX) Jul 08, 2016 Fog, blizzards, gusts of wind – poor weather can often make the operation of rescue helicopters a highly risky business, and sometimes even impossible. A new helmet-mounted display, developed by researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), may in the future be able to help pilots detect hazards at an early stage, even when their visibility is severely
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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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Raytheon’s air and missile defense radar to be tested Tewksbury, Mass. (UPI) Jul 7, 2016 Raytheon has delivered the first AN/SPY-6(V) air and missile defense radar early to the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii, the company announced Thursday. The array is now being installed in preparation for first radar light-off this month, Raytheon said in a statement, and is ready for live target tracking. SPY-6(V) is the Navy’s next-generati
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Brazil’s Casador drone takes first flight Sao Paulo (UPI) Jul 7, 2016 Brazil’s Casador drone took its first demonstration flight last week in Sao Paulo, manufacturer Israel Aerospace Industries announced Thursday. The class 4 medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial system was built by IAI affiliate A.S. Avionics Services S.A., the company said in a statement. The drone can fly more than 40 hours at a maximum altitude of 30,000 feet
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IAI successfully tests MRSAM defense system Tel Aviv, Israel (UPI) Jul 7, 2016 Israel Aerospace Industries has reported a successful test firing of its medium-range surface-to-air missile defense system, or MRSAM, the company said Thursday. The new system was jointly developed by IAI and India’s Defense Research and Development Organization, the company said in a statement. It was tested an Indian test range and is an advanced path-breaking
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Winning Students Selected for Future Engineers Star Trek Replicator Challenge Washington DC (SPX) Jul 08, 2016 Making objects in outer space has always been a scene from science fiction, but with 3-D printing NASA is making it science fact. In February 2016, Star Trek and NASA challenged students to engineer the future of food in space. After months of designing and modeling, the winners of the Future Engineers 3-D Printing Star Trek Replicator Challenge were selected by a
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Researchers determine fundamental limits of invisibility cloaks Austin TX (SPX) Jul 08, 2016 Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have been able to quantify fundamental physical limitations on the performance of cloaking devices, a technology that allows objects to become invisible or undetectable to electromagnetic waves including radio waves, microwaves, infrared and visible light. The researchers’ theory con
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Space Debris Solutions – Revisited Bethesda MD (SPX) Jul 11, 2016 The topic of “space debris” continues to be covered in the technical and popular media. Several articles report that a solution is just beyond the horizon. As concern within the space community increases, would-be inventors and entrepreneurs are claiming significant advances in sensing and tracking smaller and smaller debris objects with the implication tha
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India May Buy Russian Microcircuits for Its Space Program Moscow (Sputnik) Jul 11, 2016 Russia’s Angstrem microelectronics manufacturer is in talks on supplying some 10,000 radiation-resistant circuits for India’s space program, local media said Tuesday. Angstrem has contacted a private Indian company working as a subcontractor for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), offering to supply $200,000 worth of electronic circuits, the company told th
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Chemical trail on Titan may be key to prebiotic conditions Ithaca NY (SPX) Jul 11, 2016 NASA’s Cassini and Huygen’s 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 Earthlike attributes such as lakes, rivers and seas, although filled with liquid methane a
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Researcher Calls for New Tools in Search for Extraterrestrials Mountain View CA (SPX) Jul 11, 2016 The SETI Institute’s Director of Research proposed a broader, multidisciplinary approach to the SETI search, beyond radio and optical modalities, in an article published 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
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All new mobile phones sold in India will have panic buttons from 2017 To provide emergency assistance to women, the Indian government had recently announced that all mobile phones sold in India from 2017 would require a panic button to let users make emergency calls. It has now been clarified that only new handsets will come with panic buttons, with Indian handset manufacturers arguing that it isn’t “possible” to install them on mobile phones that are alr
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office ca suspends strip of NASA’s MPET to reflect light into the dense colorado woods ‘reflector’ is the first installment in a series of NASA-created material explorations and their architectonic applications. The post office ca suspends strip of NASA’s MPET to reflect light into the dense colorado woods appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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Israeli attorney general orders inquiry into Netanyahu Israel’s attorney general is looking into suspicions surrounding Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu which are reportedly linked to a large transfer of money to the Israeli leader or one of his family members.
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Inside IBM’s New App-Building Training Ground IBM is offering a space and a methodology for developers and companies to build enterprise apps. Beer and ping-pong included. The space was a large, vacant, concrete-filled floor in a lower Manhattan office building. Plastic tarps covered many of the walls; wide columns held the building up; construction workers toiled away at various tasks. My guide pointed in the direction of a wall and said th
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Solar Impulse: Zero-fuel plane leaves Seville for Cairo The zero-fuel aeroplane, Solar Impulse, has begun what should be its penultimate flight, leaving Seville in Spain bound for Cairo in Egypt.
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Editor’s pick: Let Magic Actions transform YouTube into a home cinema The ultimate home cinema with Magic Actions Better movies on YouTube YouTube has always been a publishing route for indie filmmakers , and the video-sharing site offers the latest blockbusters to rent or buy too. But before settling in with your popcorn, take a moment to download Magic Actions for YouTube (for Chrome and Firefox ), and take the experience to the next level. The creators of Magic
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This is probably the clearest view of the iPhone 7 yet The iPhone 7 is still a few months away, but a new leak has apparently given us a close-up look of the handset in the wild. The new iPhone 7 photo, from Twitter leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer , shows the rear of a dummy unit which may be the phone we’ll see launch in September this year. If this is legitimate, the iPhone 7’s design won’t be a massive change from the iPhone 6 and 6S, but there are a f
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Outgoing Obama wants extension of Russia nuclear treaty to thwart future changes – report US President Barack Obama is reportedly considering offering Russia the chance to extend the New START treaty regarding the deployment of nuclear weapons. He wants to make sure the pact is prolonged so his successor’s administration cannot potentially cancel it. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Polish public broadcaster censors Obama criticism of country’s democracy Speaking alongside President Andrzej Duda in Warsaw, Barack Obama voiced concern over “the impasse around Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal.” But viewers of Poland’s top public broadcaster were told the US leader “praised Polish efforts at democracy.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Europe is extremely sick’, says Deutsche Bank chief economist Brussels urgently needs a €150 billion bailout to begin a major recapitalization program for its banks, according to Deutsche Bank’s David Folkerts-Landau. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The European Union is “paralysing entrepreneurial innovation” says Patrik Schumacher Brexit crisis: the UK’s departure from the EU offers “the chance to evolve a more open, immigration-friendly society and economy”, according to Zaha Hadid Architects director Patrik Schumacher . (more…)
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Yep, people are now kayaking into the ocean to win gyms in ‘Pokémon Go’ Too far is not far enough when it comes to Pokémon Go . Ever since the augmented reality mobile game launched in Australia, New Zealand and the U.S. last week, players have been dealing with the consequences of avid Pokémon fandom: Some have apparently gotten fired , while others are kayaking into bodies of water in the middle of winter to capture gyms for Team Blue. SEE ALSO: How the gurus behin
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Paperboyo Continues to Transform and Reimagine Architecture Around the World Last year we covered the work of Rich McCor , aka paperboyo . Now, as his Instagram account approaches 170k+ followers, Rich tells ArchDaily how it all started, what keeps him going and how he’s made his hobby into paid work. It began with one photo in London when I turned Big Ben into the London Eye. From there I created a series of photos from London, which then led to brands sponsoring me to c
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Advances in portable DNA analysis bring us closer to a future with medical tricorders An international team of scientists led by Dr Niranjan Nagarajan, from A*STAR’s Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS), has released an updated version of GraphMap, a software specifically designed to analyse data from nanopore sequencing, which has been lauded for its potential to revolutionise genomics in being rapid, cheap and portable, and able to provide results in real-time. Reported in the sci
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Indian investment in Russia may double by 2020 Investment by Indian companies in Russia’s oil and gas sectors could reach $15 billion over the next four years, according to India’s Minister of Industry and Commerce Nirmala Sitharaman. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Brexit vote not legally binding, Parliament should have final say – top lawyers Parliament should have the final say on whether the UK will leave the European Union, more than 1,000 prominent British lawyers say in a letter to outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron. Read Full Article at RT.com
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All Russian officials & politicians may face anti-corruption polygraph tests The Russian public chamber has proposed a nationwide program in which civil servants, politicians and even civil activists undergo universal polygraph tests to detect and purge those previously engaged in corruption schemes. Read Full Article at RT.com
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How To Work Productively Without Good (Or Any) Wi-Fi Preparation is everything. These are the backup plans you’ll need in order to get by in a pinch. Years ago, Wi-Fi wouldn’t have factored into your plans to be away from your desk. But just like you wouldn’t go back to making calls from a phone attached to the wall, being without Wi-Fi (unless, of course, you paid to go somewhere and “unplug”) seems unfathomable. Read Full Story
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Buy: Blue Cloud Kite Haptic Labs makes one-of-a-kind kites that will keep your summer weekend vibes going all week long. Our pick is the blue, pink and yellow cloud patterned iteration, which is screen-printed by hand in Brooklyn. Made from ripstop nylon and birch spars…… Continue Reading…
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IS loses 12% of territory since January – IHS The Islamic State group lost 12% of the territory it controlled in Iraq and Syria in the first half of 2016, the defence consultancy IHS says.
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Anonymity network can protect users’ identity if all but one of its servers are compromised Anonymity networks protect people living under repressive regimes from surveillance of their Internet use. But the recent discovery of vulnerabilities in the most popular of these networks—Tor—has prompted computer scientists to try to come up with more secure anonymity schemes.
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Driving toward more efficient solar cells For solar energy to become a real power player in the energy game, solar cells need to be both inexpensive to manufacture and efficient in terms of energy they collect. That’s why researchers are focusing their efforts on organic solar cells, which use non-fullerene polymers. These organic polymers are less expensive to produce and some of them, according to some new findings from researchers at N
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New method allows analysis of single neurons from tissues Scientists at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have developed a new technique that enables them to isolate single neurons from tissues and analyse the gene expression within. The study, which is published in Nature Communications, demonstrates how the method can be used by neurologists to distinguish between closely related neurons that may show differential vulnerability to disease. The method can
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Technique paves the way for drug targeting to fight microbial resistance Research investigators in Singapore have developed a new high throughput method that identifies how ribonucleic acid (RNA) molecules come together in an unbiased and large-scale manner inside cells. Named SPLASH, or Sequencing of Psoralen Linked And Selected Hybrids, this newly-developed technique was used to describe the RNA network in human and yeast cells, its dynamics, and how the structural o
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Thousand-year study reconfirms recent warming in the Australian region Warming observed in the Australasian region between 1985-2014 is unusual in the context of the past 1000 years, a landmark study has reported.
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France’s CNES backs space station, hedges bets on reusable rockets PARIS – The French space agency, CNES, on July 8 updated its policy direction including investment in a U.S.-led environment-monitoring satellite, a recommitment to the International Space Station and a nuanced view of whether reusable rockets would take the commercial market by storm and make the future Ariane 6 rocket obsolete. Addressing a press briefing here, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall
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Over 200 tons of poisonous herbicides are dumped on North Americas wild lands every year New data has emerged on how widespread the use of herbicides, including glyphosate, has become in North American federal and tribal land. In 2010 alone, 200 tons of the stuff was sprayed on natural wildlands to help curb the growth of invasive plant species. It is possible this “but I was just trying to help” move may have done more damage to the native plants than the intrusive species would have
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Researchers use Minecraft for AI research Microsoft has made Project Malmo available for novice to experienced programmers on GitHub via an open-source license. It’s a platform that uses the world of Minecraft as a testing ground for advanced artificial intelligence research.
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This startup wants to replace the silicon in your smartphone with diamonds Chances are you’ve never heard of Akhan Semiconductor, but the company is well on its way to producing the hardware at the heart of your next smartphone, smartwatch, laptop, or virtual reality headset. The new components won’t only last longer and perform better than today’s tech, but their environmental impact will be much less severe, too. The big secret? Diamonds. Instead of making processing
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Novel study on histones provides better understanding of gene regulation Scientists from A*STAR’s Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) have discovered the unique functions of a specific type of histone modification, which may prove crucial in understanding gene regulation and the development of diseases. This development was published in the scientific journal Genome Research.
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How to Keep the Mac Dock on One Screen in a Dual Monitor Setup If you aren’t already, you should be using a dual monitor setup because it can really boost your productivity. Of course, there are also plenty of other reasons to have multiple monitors. But starting with OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), Apple introduced a new feature that displays the dock on all monitors. Many users actually like this, but maybe you don’t. Maybe you prefer the dock to sit on a single de
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Moshi Avanti headphones review: These cans deliver dulcet tones in a compact, lightweight package Moshi’s new Avanti headphones are all about rich, intensely detailed sound—the kind you did not know was even present in the song you’ve listened to hundreds of times with lesser earphones, ear buds, or through your computer or TV speakers. Moshi, a company that specializes in mobile tech accessories, has expanded its product line to bring its first on-ear headphones to the market. In terms of st
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Cybersecurity firms step up intel sharing despite issues of trust The war against cybercriminals won’t be won alone. To keep hackers at bay, security vendors are establishing more ways for their customers to cooperate and share data about the latest threats — even as it sparks concerns about trust and competition. “We have to win this war together,” said Ben Johnson, chief security strategist of Carbon Black. The company is the latest to help pool security exp
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This week in patents: Google’s a step closer to flying solar planes This week, the US patent office issued 6,523 patents. Each patent adds a little something new to the human knowledge base. As we can’t list all six thousand, the PatentYogi team has selected the five most interesting patents. Disney themes parks are about to to become more entertaining Patent number: US 9,383,730 Disney’s theme parks are awesome. Now, Disney plans to make them even more engaging
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mercedes plans to unveil tesla rival EV concept at paris motorshow 2016 the concept vehicle will ride on a modular and scaleable platform that’s expected to feature on at least four electric models — including two crossovers — before the turn of the decade. The post mercedes plans to unveil tesla rival EV concept at paris motorshow 2016 appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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‘Tens of Thousands’ Wrongly Convicted Based on Unreliable Drug Tests ProPublica reporters Ryan Gabrielson and Topher Sanders estimate that widely used but notoriously unreliable field tests for drugs have led to “tens of thousands” of wrongful convictions in the United States. The tests are not admissible in court, but that does not matter much, since the vast majority of drug cases—90 percent or more—are resolved by plea deals. Gabrielson and Sanders’ s
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Despite decades of clean-up attempts, world’s lakes still suffer from phosphorus pollution Leading scientists warn that phosphorus pollution is a major concern. Accelerated recovery treatments of lakes are required to improve and preserve freshwater quality. In a series of studies published in a special issue of the journal Water Research, leading scientists assess how to control phosphorus pollution in lakes.
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Measuring up—impact factors do not reflect article citation rates Journal-level metrics, the Journal Impact Factor (JIF) being chief among them, do not appropriately reflect the impact or influence of individual articles—a truism perennially repeated by bibliometricians, journal editors and research administrators alike. Yet, many researchers and research assessment panels continue to rely on this erroneous proxy of research – and researcher – quality to inform
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We Might Be Winning the War Against ISIS, At Least on Social Media Image: AP File ISIS remains a terror in the Middle East, but there is one place its influence seems to have diminished: the wilds of the internet. Twitter traffic to pro-ISIS accounts has fallen 45 percent in the past two years , according to the Obama administration, which of course is also taking most of the credit. Two years ago, the administration put together an international coalition to fi
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Round-the-world: Russian traveler to set off on solo record-breaking balloon flight After many years of serious preparations, the journey of Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov is about to start. All he needs now is a weather window to set off from Australia on a record-breaking non-stop solo flight round the world on a giant balloon. RT will give you first-hand panoramic views via the RT 360 online project. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The Chinese Government’s Grip on Online Media Just Got a Lot Tighter This year China ranked 176 th out of 180 in the annual Press Freedom Index by Reporters Without Borders—an NGO that promotes freedom of the press and information—meaning that the country now sits one place above Syria and three above North Korea. The NGO notes that the Communist Party of China exerts “total control” over media outlets and that independent journalists are routinely harassed and ja
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Octopus watch uses icons to help young kids with their routine It’s important for many parents to keep their kids on a schedule so the child knows what to expect during their daily routine. The problem is that reminders only help when the child understands them and parents who want to foster independence don’t always want to tell the child when it’s time to do things. This is where a new … Continue reading
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AeroMobil unveils futuristic flying car, plans to launch by 2017 A new prototype of the AeroMobil 3.0 is being displayed in Brussels throughout July as part of a Slovak visual presentation to the Council of the EU. This is the latest physical prototype of the vehicle, which is designed to be both driven on the road and flown through the air. It’s one of several new experimental prototypes from the Slovakian company, which hopes to debut several new features and
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China’s Armed Robot Helicopter Takes Flight From Our Blogs: Eastern Arsenal V750 UCAV and Antitank Missiles A popular Chinese helicopter drone gets new weapons and a camo paint job.
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What skills should every 18-year-old have? In response to the question above, a former Stanford dean lists 8 essential skills for success in life – many of which are sadly neglected by parents today.
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5 handy mobile Dropbox features you need to try If you’re a stickler for keeping your receipts, Dropbox just became your new best friend. The latest version of the popular file-syncing app can now scan documents, including receipts, and quickly upload them to your Dropbox account. But that’s not all the new Dropbox can do. You can also create Microsoft Office documents directly within Dropbox, or trade comments about a file with your fellow co
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3Scan raises $14 million for a robotic microscope that could accelerate drug discovery Robots and software aren’t just changing manual labor in warehouses or kitchens. They’re also transforming medical research. A San Francisco startup called 3Scan Inc. raised $14 million in venture funding to automate tissue analysis for scientists involved in drug discovery with its proprietary robotic microscope and computer vision systems. According to the company’s… Read More
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Achieving a breakthrough in the formation of beam size controllable X-ray nanobeams A research team in Japan has now succeeded in developing high precision X-ray deformable mirrors that can be configured as necessary. They are the first to have achieved the formation of three types of X-ray focused beams, which differ in focused spot size, without changing the experimental setup. These findings constitute a considerable step towards developing a multifunctional X-ray microscope,
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Computing study refutes famous claim that ‘information is physical’ A quote often attributed to Einstein reads: “Everybody knows that some things are simply impossible until somebody who doesn’t know that makes them possible.”
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TOILETPAPER with gufram + seletti install inflatable golden eiffel tower at galeries lafayette in paris the decadent display celebrates the collaboration between gufram + seletti and the alternative bi-annual publication. The post TOILETPAPER with gufram + seletti install inflatable golden eiffel tower at galeries lafayette in paris appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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BBQ Toolbox Set up an impromptu barbecue at nearly any pleasant location by bringing along this BBQ toolbox to the picnic. It sports a durable toolbox exterior that makes it remarkably portable and opens up to reveal a main grill, warming grill, and a storage area. Check it out $119.00
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Inflatable Bubble Tent Enjoy mother nature’s beauty without having to endure any uncomfortable weather conditions by staying inside this inflatable bubble tent. They’re crafted from fire-retardant PVC tarpaulin and feature enough interior room to accommodate a full sized air mattress. Check it out $1,877.95
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North Korea says issues with US to be resolved by war-time laws North Korea is to cut its only remaining diplomatic channel with the US after Washington blacklisted the North’s leader Kim Jong-Un. Pyongyang added that all matters between the two countries will be handled under its “wartime laws.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Military leaders gagged over Chilcot’s Iraq War condemnations Military chiefs are banned from sharing their views on Sir John Chilcot’s Iraq War Report because they are deemed too damaging to army morale. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Graphene batteries may slash your phone recharge time to 15 minutes Imagine your laptop, phone, or other battery-driven piece of tech recharging in less than 15 minutes? That’s at least an hour faster than the fastest smartphone recharging systems can manage today, and something most of us would find extremely beneficial. The good news is, the world’s first graphene battery pack is here, and it promises to deliver exactly this level of performance. Revealed by Ch
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Latest Windows 10 preview looks to extend your Surface’s battery life A new Windows 10 preview build landed last Thursday, but then this weekend just gone, Microsoft pushed out another preview hot on its heels – indicating that testing work is intensifying as the Anniversary Update approaches (it’s due on August 2 ). Build 14385 was unleashed at the weekend with the usual accompanying blog post that noted Microsoft was now “churning out builds like crazy”
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A Medical Mystery of the Best Kind: Major Diseases Are In Decline Slashdot reader schwit1 quotes an article from the New York Times: Something strange is going on in medicine. Major diseases, like colon cancer, dementia and heart disease, are waning in wealthy countries, and improved diagnosis and treatment cannot fully explain it…it looks as if people in the United States and some other wealthy countries are, unexpectedly, starting to beat back the diseases o
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Do Statins Produce Neurological Effects? Beatrice Alexandra Golomb, a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Diego, responds — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Thousands of Venezuelans flood into Colombia due to food shortages Thousands of Venezuelans poured across the border into Colombia on Sunday to buy essential goods during a brief opening of the border that’s been closed for nearly a year.
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Snorelax Alarm Wakes You Earlier If Traffic Is Backed Up iOS: If you’ve ever turned off your alarm in the morning only to learn later there’s a traffic jam or congestion that’ll make you late for work even though you got up in good time, Snorelax can help. The app uses current and historical traffic data to wake you up early enough to compensate for any travel delays. We’ve discussed apps that wake you earlier if the weather is bad so you have the time
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EU seeks tighter control over cryptocurrency The European Commission (EC) has introduced new proposals aimed to stop terrorists using virtual currencies. It must first be voted and agreed by EU member states before coming into force. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Cameron to leave Downing Street on Wednesday, Theresa May to become PM Theresa May will succeed David Cameron as Prime Minister on Wednesday evening after May’s challenger in the Conservative leadership race, Andrea Leadson, pulled out of the contest. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Serena Williams reciting ‘Still I Rise’ will send shivers down your spine One doesn’t really need any sort of confirmation of Serena Williams’ level of badassery. SEE ALSO: Serena Williams takes down hecklers for all of womankind However, this epic tribute video put together by BBC Sport provides a two-minute dosage of the 34-year-old’s phenomenal career that will absolutely give you chills. In the video, Williams recites an abridged version of the poem Still I Rise –
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AntiVJ casts sound waves in concrete for Ecume vinyl cover Sound waves are visualised and cast in concrete to make the cover for Brussels-based musician Thomas Vaquié’s album Ecume. (more…)
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Artificial Intelligence Is Setting Up the Internet for a Huge Clash With Europe Deep learning, the latest in AI technology, could clash with new regulations from the European Union, the world’s single largest online market. The post Artificial Intelligence Is Setting Up the Internet for a Huge Clash With Europe appeared first on WIRED .
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A Tesla Co-Founder Is Making Electric Garbage Trucks With Jet Tech, and Why Not Ian Wright is using turbine engines to keep electric garbage trucks on the road. The post A Tesla Co-Founder Is Making Electric Garbage Trucks With Jet Tech, and Why Not appeared first on WIRED .
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How Olympians Choose Which Sports Supplements Are Worth It Lots of elite athletes take performance-enhancing supplements–but precious few actually work. The post How Olympians Choose Which Sports Supplements Are Worth It appeared first on WIRED .
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The MIT Physicists Who Infused Ghostbusters With Real Science Janet Conrad and Lindley Winslow aren’t just in the same profession as Kristen Wiig’s character—they’re the source of some of the movie’s best props. The post The MIT Physicists Who Infused Ghostbusters With Real Science appeared first on WIRED .
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What Can You Actually Do With Adobe Photoshop? Photoshop is one of the most powerful applications around. When it comes to working with photos, there’s almost nothing it can’t do. Even the name “Photoshop” is a byword for image editing. Since it launched more than 25 years ago, however, Photoshop’s picked up loads of new features that let it do even more. Adobe has developed the Creative Cloud into a suite of overlapping apps. Some of the too
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Hallmark Unveils Some Crazy ‘Star Trek’ And ‘Star Wars’ Ornaments Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments get nerdier and crazier every year . Apparently, this year will be no different. Starting on July 9th you can pre-order a remote-controlled Death Star tree topper, a Force Awakens -edition Han Solo, a not-so-cheery Alien queen, and a very special Star Trek ornament that serves as a weird 50th anniversary homage to the show’s first episode, “The Man Trap.” Check out the
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How to fix a long pause with a black startup screen in OS X Steven Seiden wrote in with a situation he’s having with his Mac: My Mac hangs at a black screen for almost 45 seconds after producing the startup chime before showing the Apple logo. It’s really annoying! Is there any way to fix this? I’ve seen this before with faulty RAM, as a startup test doesn’t fail, but it generates errors that aren’t severe enough to halt launch. (You can consult our 2014
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Garden Shower Our Garden Shower has an elegant as well as practical design. With a structure made of stainless steel and a base made of teak, it endures water while staying beautiful. It is easily connected via standard connection.
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Disposable, low-cost chemidosimetric indicator with smartphone connection The detection of exposure to chemical hazards can save lives. American scientists have developed a smart and simple chemidosimeter based on a chemiresistive sensor combined with a near-field communication tag, which can be read-out by a smartphone. This chemically actuated resonant device (CARD) is made of simple components, is disposable, ready-to-use, needs no batteries, and can be worn as a bad
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Students invent new technology to improve later life A team of post-graduate students has published research with the potential to transform the lives of millions of older people around the world.
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Space rocks spun out of fairy floss-like dust clouds Extraterrestrial space rocks have provided a window to the early beginnings of our solar system.
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Significant Digits For Monday, July 11, 2016 You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. 1-0 Portugal defeated France 1-0 in the championship game of the Euro 2016 soccer tournament in the Stade de France Sunday. This win was accompanied by an unrelenting assault on the stadium by an army of moths, which I presume was either from a low-rent Icelandic or Welsh super-villain, or someone who
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3 Innovative and Creative Design Studio Powerhouses Today’s design studio is likely to embrace a number of creative disciplines, many of which emerge as the studio grows in confidence and prestige. Working across platforms and with a range of clients, the modern-day design studio is a powerhouse of innovation and creativity. Three such studios in the mix are New Works , Nichetto Studio and Workstead . New Works A scroll through the collection page
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Blair asked UAE for $35mn to boost Gulf state’s ‘reputation, influence’ Ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair offered to boost the reputation and influence of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in return for $35 million, it has emerged. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Saudi cash may settle in Crimea Businessmen from Saudi Arabia have expressed an interest in investing in Russia’s Crimea, according to the region’s ministry of construction and architecture. Read Full Article at RT.com
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German intel spied on over 2,000+ EU & NATO diplomatic missions up to 2013 – report German intelligence spied on dozens of EU and NATO government figures and hundreds of diplomatic missions until October 2013, a parliamentary paper seen by the DPA agency reportedly says. Targets included heads of states and governments. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Black Sea Breeze: 1,700 personnel, 25 vessels take part in NATO naval drills The active stage of the Breeze 2016 international naval exercise has been launched on the Black Sea on Monday. Aimed at improving coordination in crisis response and training of NATO-led naval operations, the drills will last till July 17. Read Full Article at RT.com
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FLARE Is A Much-Needed Home Security Upgrade Home security is serious business. Did you know that there’s a home invasion every 50 seconds in America? We’re not kidding, either. If you want to make … Read More
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Scuba Diver? Forget The GoPro, Octospot Is Where It’s At GoPro is great and all — but it isn’t suited for diving. Due to the high pressures that are associated with diving as well as other extreme … Read More
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Save Lives with Reforms in Police Use of Force: New at Reason Most interactions between American police and citizens are routine, civil and no worse than briefly unpleasant for those involved. But among some cops and some populations, the relationship is fraught with chronic distrust and fear. The result is an intractably toxic climate that spawns deadly consequences. Rarely has that reality been more stark than now, with five Dallas law enforcement officer
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A Perspective on 3-D Visual Illusions What the leaning tower and related illusions reveal about how your brain constructs 3-D images — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Syria conflict: Rebels launch attack in divided Aleppo Syrian rebel fighters launch an assault on government-held districts of Aleppo, after troops cut their only route into the divided northern city.
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Galaxy S7 ZeroLemon battery case packs 7500mAh of juice Run time is the thing that most people want from their smartphones, other than overall performance. The smartphone might be the fastest and best performing in all the land, but if the battery runs out half way through your day it doesn’t matter. If you are a have Galaxy S7 smartphone user who needs more run time for your device, … Continue reading
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The Pillow and Mattress Making Summer Cooler Blasting the A/C is no match for cooling-focused bedding. … Read More »
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Optimal sperm cell traceable through temperature and caffeine Scientists from the University of Twente have devised a technique to find the optimal sperm cell. The researchers have demonstrated that a single sperm starts moving its tail faster as the temperature rises, while this movement slows down when the environment becomes colder. Also, by adding a caffeine, the sperm cell starts moving differently. This application will help childless couples over time
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What if Earth stopped orbiting the sun? In a previous article I investigated what would happen if the Earth stopped turning entirely, either locking to the sun or the background stars.
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Craft Your First Story With This Creative Writing Reference Chart There’s no shortcut to writing a great story. However, there are guidelines that can help get you started if you’ve never done it before. This chart compiles several different forms of advice for beginners into one handy reference. Reddit user nibs1066 created this chart compiled from advice from several different writing advice books. It covers the basics like progressive rising action, as well
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Try a Bi-Modal Sleeping Pattern If You Frequently Wake Up at Night It’s a common misconception that the only way to sleep is to stay in bed for 7-8 straight hours until you’re done. If you have trouble staying asleep for that long, try sleeping twice at night. As sleep researchers Dr. Melinda Jackson and Dr. Siobhan Banks write in The Conversation, the notion of staying asleep for one long period of time isn’t the only way that humans have slept. In fact, it may
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Universities off to a flying start with large drone research project Nearly 100 researchers and students from four universities, including the University of Kentucky, converged in Stillwater, Oklahoma, recently to do what they do best—fly unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), otherwise known as drone systems.
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‘Nano scalpel’ allows structuring of samples with nanometre precision A new “nano scalpel” enables scientists at DESY to prepare samples or materials with nanometre precision while following the process with a scanning electron microscope. The Focused Ion Beam, or FIB, microscope which has now gone into service also allows a detailed view of the inner structure of materials. The device was purchased by the University of Bayreuth, as part of a joint researc
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Bridging the gap between science and policy for water security To tackle the challenge of how to effectively educate important stakeholders about ground water in the United States, 11 graduate students from the Earth Institute and School of International and Public Affairs MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program, advised by Nancy Degnan, adjunct faculty at SIPA, were asked to recommend a strategy to improve scientific literacy among policymakers and i
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EU researchers saw Brexit coming Following the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union on 23 June 2016, the EU-funded SENSEI project has revealed that it accurately predicted the result of the referendum by analysing 6 million social media conversations in the weeks preceding the vote.
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Cyclotron Bike A futuristic bicycle that takes its inspiration from TRON’s lightcycles. It has hubless wheels, airless tires, a carbon fiber frame, integrated LED illumination, a wealth of sensors, and an optional electronic gearbox. And yes, the bike shown in the video is a real, working prototype. Link Price: ~$1100+ More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: ECCE Opus Bicycles Bosch eBikes Razik Lightweight Bik
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Assassination threats forced UKIP boss Nigel Farage to resign – reports Brexiteer Nigel Farage stood down as UKIP leader because he feared for his life, it has emerged. Threats were also allegedly made against his family during the EU referendum campaign. Read Full Article at RT.com
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DARPA-funded prosthetic arm set to go on sale later this year One of the world’s most advanced prosthetics is set to hit the market later this year . The Luke arm was designed by Segway creator Dean Kamen with funding from DARPA, and has been under development for close to a decade. In 2014, it received approval from the FDA , and now, the company behind the prosthetic (which was previously named the DEKA arm) says it will be ready for “commercial intr
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Repurposed Sydney brewery boasts a pioneering rooftop power plant The project is part of A$2 billion scheme developed by Frasers Property and Sekisui House, which will include shops, a hotel, student housing and a public park. The metallic appearance of the plant contrasts the red brick facade of the existing brewery. Related: Game of Thrones creator turns abandoned bowling alley into a glow-in-the-dark game “The built form of the project needed to provide
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Aerospace Engineer Made A Mini Disneyland For His Grandkids [Video] Steve Dobbs may be a 68-year-old grandfather, but really he’s just a big kid at heart. Dobbs built what he calls “Dobbsland” for his grandkids in the backyard of his Fullerton, California home. Being that he has a background in aerospace engineering, Dobbs was able to build all sorts of fun attractions on his own, including a mini-rollercoaster! Take a closer look at his creation in the video bel
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Zinc Doping Boosts GaAs Nanowire Lasers Scientists at The Australian National University have improved the performance of unpassivated GaAs nanowire lasers more than a hundred folds, by adding zinc as a dopant, changing the crystal structure and increasing the device’s radiative efficiency.
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EYSE – Driver Assist And 3D Telepresence, Robotic Assistant EYSE is a set of Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Virtual Reality (VR) enhanced cameras multiple applications including Driver-Assistance, personnel monitoring and more. Also provide for amazing videos, pictures and live 3D remote presence on land, air, water, drones, and more! Learn skills, driver-assist while driving, conquer stage frights, fears, anxieties, go snorkeling or swimming without
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FlipFlic – The Smart Blinds Controller Transform your ordinary blinds into something automatic with FlipFlic, the smart blinds controller. Powered by the sun and sitting inconspicuously in the corner of your blinds, this compact yet powerful device automatically flips your blinds according to the temperature in your home. Installed easily with no tools, FlipFlic is outfitted with sensors to detect light and temperature. You can have F
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The Desk Tile – Cable Management Tool You can now keep your charging cables and AUX cords off the floor in style with the Desk Tile. This is a beautifully designed cable management tool that has been crafted from a single block of aircraft grade aluminium. The purpose of this design is to reduce clutter from your workspace and make it look more neat and tidy. It uses rare-earth neodymium magnets and Korean micro suction pads to keep
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SoundNova – A Futuristic Interactive Chair SoundNova is a new level of virtual entertainment. It is a unique chair; that consists of 8 vibrating points, which can be controlled by the corresponding mobile app. Imagine the richness of sounds and vibrations, all the blasts, and explosions, the sound of the wind, the speed of racing cars, the dynamics of sword fights – you can now experience all of that in real time with SoundNova. The Syste
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Beltline – Take it Up a Notch. Get a Better Belt. Meet Beltline – a stretch belt with high-quality rayon, and genuine leather that has been designed to be one of the most comfortable belts you will ever wear. This belt comes with unlimited belt holes to give you a full custom fit and comes with a minimalist gold brushed buckle too. The use of stretch rayon provides maximum comfort while the genuine leather detailing ensures you get to wear a sty
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Recruitment chatbot Mya automates 75% of hiring process Millennial job search company FirstJob debuted its recruitment automation bot Mya today. The company says Mya automates as much as 75 percent of the recruiting process, and in doing so makes life better for job seekers and businesses. FirstJob works with a mix of tech companies, like Fitbit and Evernote, along with startups and legacy Fortune 500 companies. The application assistant uses artifici
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LeanToo / Nick Deaver Architect © Casey Dunn Architects: Nick Deaver Architect Location: Austin, TX, United States Design Team: Nick Deaver, AIA, Adam C. Melius Builder: Moontower Design Build Area: 1900.0 ft2 Project Year: 2015 Photographs: Casey Dunn © Casey Dunn LeanToo is the addition to an existing cottage situated in vibrant Austin neighborhood. The site had the original home set back from the street and bracketed by two
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Orbitkey v2 Swiss Army Knife-like functionality and the convenience of a keyring, invest in an Orbitkey v2 and get your life in order. This next gen model may have been on a diet — losing 40% of its bulge — but there’s still plenty of room for your keys, USB and a multi-tool, all wrapped in a choice of a rubber, canvas or luxurious leather band.
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Sonnen’s new battery for solar self-consumption could succeed in US (credit: sonnen) German battery company Sonnen never made the grand splash in the US that Tesla made with its Powerwall . But the company has ambitions to match its US-native rival. Sonnen opened up its US headquarters in Los Angeles just this past January, at first selling a $10,000 battery called the “eco protect,” which offered off-grid capabilities to homeowners that wanted a backup in case o
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Audeze SINE On-Ear Headphone Review Audeze SINE On-Ear Headphone Review Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site Audio lovers who know of Audeze know that it means serious business in the headphone industry. The company builds some of the highest-end headsets out there, that use top-notch planar magnetic drivers. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean a whole lot to many people, because those headphones are at unreachable prices. Times
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The Stegosaurus Plate Controversy You live in the Jurassic and you’ve evolved giant, diamond-shaped bone plates that stick out the top of your neck, back and tail. Why, evolution, why?? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Giving animals a voice—computer software that could tell us what they are thinking A computer scientist with a passion for horses has embarked on an interdisciplinary animal-computer interaction research project which could help us understand what animals are thinking and feeling.
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Gerber Shard Keychain Tool If you look at 10…
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‘Very, very heavy fighting’ rattles South Sudan’s capital Explosions and heavy weapons gunfire shook South Sudan’s capital, Juba, Monday in the fifth day of clashes between government and opposition forces, raising the spectre of a return to civil war.
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Competitions: Carefully designed Registration Deadline: Oct 17, 2016; Submission Deadline Oct 17, 2016 Title: CAREfully designed Organized by: Phidias Community Cooking & Dichterbij Type: Open call, Urban design, Architecture, Urban Planning, redevelopment, healtcare Location: Horst, the Netherlands Languages: English Registration Deadline: 17 October 2016 Submission deadline: 17 October 2016 Design Challenge: Dichterbij (a
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Black Lives Matter Protesters Clash With Police, Sanders to Endorse Clinton, Third Homeless Person Killed in San Diego Attacks: A.M. Links CNN asks whether Dallas cop shooter Micah Johnson was “radicalized online.” The mayor of Dallas came out against open carry, which has long been legal in Texas for long guns. Deray Mckesson was among 120 people arrested in Baton Rouge participating in what cops described as a riot in which more than 20 officers were injured. Police made more arrests Sunday in Louisiana while preventing
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‘May be war crimes’: HRW slams Saudi-led coalition bombing of civilian businesses in Yemen The Saudi Arabia-led coalition has unlawfully hit civilian economic structures in Yemen which may amount to war crimes, says Human Rights Watch. The attacks killed 130 people and 171 more were hurt, according to the latest HRW report. Read Full Article at RT.com
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German MPs: Troops should quit Turkish airbase if politicians denied access German politicians say if Turkey continues to refuse members from Germany’s parliament the right to visit the Incirlik Airbase, troops serving at the military facility who are helping in the fight against Islamic State will be brought home. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Lamborghini Gallardo Batmobile The Caped Crusader’s iconic ride comes to life courtesy of Team Galaxy and their Lamborghini Gallardo Batmobile. It sports a fully carbon fiber exterior and packs a powerful 500 horsepower 5.2 liter V10 engine under the hood. Check it out
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Rock Climbing Handle Mug Make your love of rock climbing known to all your coworkers by drinking your coffee out of this rock climbing handle mug. Each 12 ounce porcelain mug features a cool and colorful climbing handle fastened with a socket cap screw. Check it out $19.99
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Rolls-Royce Vision Autonomous Car The Rolls-Royce Vision autonomous car is the British luxury car maker’s vision of what the future holds in store. This completely self-driving car boasts zero-emissions alongside its futuristic yet unmistakably Rolls-Royce-esque aesthetics. Check it out
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Behind the scenes of protostellar disk formation For a long time the formation of protostellar disks – a prerequisite to the formation of planetary system around stars – has defied theoretical astrophysicists: In a dense, collapsing cloud of gas and dust, the magnetic field would be dragged to the centre as well resulting in a braking effect. Hardly any rotationally supported disk can form this way, unless the tiny grains are removed from the cl
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13 essential Apple Accessibility improvements coming this fall Apple has put together plenty of accessibility enhancements across all its operating systems for release this fall. Inspired by a great story about Apple engineer, Jordyn Castor , I thought I’d explain some of these today. Apple has consistently dedicated itself to ensuring its core products are accessible for no extra cost for decades. This means access is a core system component , rather than b
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Type like your grandmother used to with this authentic typewriter simulator While the advent of the personal computer has rendered the good old typewriter virtually defunct, the fascination with typewriters is still real. If you’ve always wondered what it’s like to type on an actual typewriter, OverType will certainly satisfy your curiosity for the past – and probably finally kill your irrational nostalgia for this antiquated piece of tech. Built by Ben Wheeler, it’s a W
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13 Men’s Hair Combs and Beard Combs – Top Tuesday #15 Combs are kind of like lip balm and sunglasses: if you’re too cheap when you buy one it ends up doing more harm than good. Sure, at first glance your average dollar store comb looks like it will get the job done, but in reality that comb is made from injection moulded plastic and features tiny little ridges that are […] Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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Absurd Creatures: Sea Spiders Won’t Bite, But They Do Have Genitals in Their Legs The sea spider is a super special kind of arthropod with a tiny body and huge legs that, you guessed it, house their guts and genitals. The post Absurd Creatures : Sea Spiders Won’t Bite, But They Do Have Genitals in Their Legs appeared first on WIRED .
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This ChatBot Can Make Sure Your Resume Won’t End Up In A Black Hole Mya, an AI platform from FirstJob, aims to make sure no applicant goes into the void—and no recruiter has to wade through a sea of resumes. Eyal Grayevsky talks a lot about black holes, but he’s not referring to the ones in outer space. Read Full Story
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A High-Tech Solution for India’s Human-Wildlife Conflict A mobile technology initiative, WildSeve, is helping to address human-wildlife conflicts and has been implemented in 284 villages in India.
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Pre-order the BLOCKS Customizable Smartwatch, a Kickstarter smash success In an age of uniform technology, high-quality customizable tech is an act of revolution in both style and function. The BLOCKS Smartwatch has broken into an entirely new frontier of smartwatch construction, allowing you to add various features to your wristpiece for incredible functionality and individual flare. At 21% off from TNW Deals, your leap into custom-tech convenience just got a whole lo
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Scientists name top five animals that are suitable to be kept as pets Looking for a new pet? If so, consider the Agile Wallaby or the Asian Palm Civet.
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New insect imaging technique may help victims of sleeping sickness Researchers from the IAEA Insect Pest Control Laboratory in Vienna, Austria have employed near infrared still photographs and time-lapse video to observe the pupa of the living tsetse fly, and for the first time have watched its development into an adult. The imaging technique, which is described in the open-access Journal of Insect Science, may allow lab workers to identify male and female tsetse
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Diabetes reversal after bypass surgery linked to changes in gut microorganisms Studies have shown that bariatric surgery can lead to remission of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in rodents and humans, but this beneficial effect cannot be explained solely by weight loss. In a new study, researchers investigating gastric bypass in a mouse model of T2DM confirmed that bypass surgery improves glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity. Interestingly, the improved metabolism occur
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Diamond coupled to carbon nanotube could be used for quantum information processing (Phys.org)—By carefully placing a tiny piece of diamond within a few nanometers of a carbon nanotube, and then sending an electric current through the nanotube, researchers have designed a device that could one day form the building blocks of quantum information processing systems. In their recent study, they have shown that the electrified nanotube’s mechanical vibrations couple to the magnetic (
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Theresa May set to be UK PM, as Leadsom drops out of leadership race Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom abruptly withdrew from the contest to succeed David Cameron as Britain’s prime minister on Monday, leaving her rival Theresa May as the only candidate.
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Unboxing Potential: Custom Design Turns the Floor into Toy Storage Space Think of storage space and our mind drifts towards wall-mounted cabinets and large shelves that make most of the vertical room on offer in our modest homes. But have you ever considered all the floor space that goes to waste? Yup, this fabulous and creative home is an extended terrace house located in Melbourne , Australia where Austin Maynard Architects utilized the floor to create a toy box tha
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Predator? No Problem–Water Fleas Grow Weapons The water flea Daphnia grows its own helmets, spikes and crests in response to chemical cues that predators are near — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Elgin Marbles must be returned to Greece, say MPs A group of British legislators have unveiled a bill seeking the return of the Elgin Marbles to Greece exactly 200 years since the British Parliament approved the purchase of the ancient sculptures. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Radiation From Ancient Supernovae May Have Given Evolution an Astrophysical Push According to new research by astrophysicists at the University of Kansas, Earth’s early biology was tested repeatedly by fierce gusts of cosmic wind originating from twin supernovae some 300 million light-years from Earth. For weeks, the night sky may have glowed with eerie blue light while Earth’s animals received radiation doses equivalent to roughly one CT scan for every creature living on lan
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Rovi’s $1.1B TiVo acquisition receives approval from the FTC and DOJ’s antitrust arm Rovi’s proposed $1.1 billion acquisition of DVR pioneer and set-top box maker TiVo moved one crucial step closer to completion today with the news that both the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) antitrust divisions have approved the deal, meaning that the full waiting period often required under the 1976 Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act has been termin
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Muggers used Pokemon Go to lure victims, police say With the launch of Pokemon Go last week, it’s not just players but police that “gotta catch ’em all.” Police in O’Fallon, Missouri, believe muggers may have tracked or lured victims through the Pokemon Go mobile game, in which players follow their phones’ directions to real-world places to “catch” Pokemon characters . “The way we believe it was used is you can add a beaco
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Will these Pryma headphones make me feel more like Beyoncé? If you watched Lemonade , you saw them: the retro-gorgeous headphones Beyoncé wears during “Sandcastles.” Those headphones, called Pryma, weren’t just a product placement, their chief designer told me. Though Pryma did make a deal with Tidal, and did give free headphones to Jay Z and Beyoncé’s staff, the decision to wear them in the video was Beyoncé’s alone, I’m told. She just happened upon them
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Thumb-sucking, nail-biting have a positive side: Kids less likely to develop allergies Children who are thumb-suckers or nail-biters are less likely to develop allergic sensitivities, research has found. And, if they have both ‘bad habits’, they are even less likely to be allergic to such things as house dust mites, grass, cats, dogs, horses or airborne fungi. The finding emerges from the long-running Dunedin Multidisciplinary Study, which has followed the progress of 1,037 particip
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Single dose protects cognitive function after mild traumatic brain injury A new molecule could protect the brain from cognitive impairments after a mild traumatic brain injury, according to scientists. Mild traumatic brain injury, or mTBI, is especially common in children, athletes, and the elderly. Further studies could establish the potential for a single dose of TXM-peptides to prevent damage if administered even one hour after brain trauma.
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New discovery on how the inner ear works Parts of the inner ear that process sounds such as speech and music seem to work differently than other parts of the inner ear, researchers have discovered.
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Physicists collide ultracold atoms to observe key quantum principle Physicists from New Zealand’s University of Otago have used steerable ‘optical tweezers’ to split minute clouds of ultracold atoms and slowly smash them together to directly observe a key theoretical …
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Wendelstein 7-X: Upgrading after successful first round of experiments After about 2,200 plasma pulses since operation began in December 2015 the first experimental campaign on the Wendelstein 7-X research device at Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) …
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Will this tempered glass skateboard last? Glass probably wouldn’t be near the top of the list of suitable materials for a skateboard. That didn’t put off the team from Braille Skateboarding. When a tempered glass skateboard arrived, they knew what they had to do: hop on board. The team has a dedicated show on its YouTube channel called You Make It… The post Will this tempered glass skateboard last? appeared first on Popular Mechanics .
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SA boy born with cerebral palsy to undergo stem cell treatment in USA A three-year-old South African boy born with cerebral palsy is due to undergo stem cell treatment at Duke University in the USA this month. The post SA boy born with cerebral palsy to undergo stem cell treatment in USA appeared first on Popular Mechanics .
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What’s the Best Media Center Mini PC for Under $100? Media center PCs used to be impractical — you needed to hook an expensive, full-size desktop to your TV. The mini-PC smashes down all barriers to entry, with small size and low-cost. You can get quality mini-PCs that run great media center apps for under $100 (best media-streaming sticks)! Whether you want one that runs Windows, Linux, or Android, we’ve done the research to find 5 of the best cho
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NYC This Week: Dark Space, Sharing Models and Manhattanhenge Architecture and design–related events happening in New York City this week (July 11 to July 17), handpicked by the Editors at Architizer Left to right: The Azzano by Asymptote Architecture and Sustainable Housing Model by Tatiana Bilbao SC, both participants in “Sharing Models: Manhattanisms” at Storefront for Art and Architecture Exhibitions in NYC NEW OPENINGS: “House Housing | An Untimely His
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Cat S60 review: a rugged phone that can see in the dark Owning a smartphone means you’re also privy to the very particular fear of dropping that smartphone. And many of us go different lengths to mitigate this problem. Some of us slap our phones in big, fat, protective cases. Others are like me — we lie to ourselves and pretend we’ll be fine without one. Some companies offer a third option: they build rugged versions of their smartphones, sacrificing
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The future of healthcare is not people versus machines A digital shift in healthcare in recent years has paved the way for advances in automation, artificial intelligence and even surgical robots. Whether using a virtual human to capture patient intake data or sensors to monitor symptoms, digital technology is undoubtedly propelling the industry forward. But concern exists that this technology will start to replace health workers. Read More
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Facebook testing ability to let you buy event tickets directly from its site and apps Facebook wants to make it easier to plan and attend events with your friends. The social networking company has launched a pilot program that lets you purchase tickets to interesting gatherings directly from its site and app. It has partnered with Eventbrite and Ticketmaster and is focusing on “a number of single-tier, General Admission events in the U.S.” This program is being tested on Facebook
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Ultimate Physics: From Quarks to the Cosmos* The fundamental outlines of the physical world, from its tiniest particles to massive galaxy clusters, have been apparent for decades. Does this mean physicists are about to tie it all up into a… — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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These smart shorts will make your soda bottle explode and other pelvic metaphors This is a commercial for shorts. They are shorts for men. They are not exactly workout shorts, but they are not not workout shorts. VylyV, the company behind the shorts, really thinks highly of the shorts. The shorts can (with the massive caveat that they probably cannot ) raise the angle of your erection, improve your sex drive and sexual stamina, and, eventually, allow you to have multiple orga
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Delivering the future: Autonomous courier bots take to the streets From this month, pedestrians in the United Kingdom, Germany and Switzerland will begin sharing their sidewalks with robot couriers. The self-driving delivery droids are being rolled out as part of a pilot by Starship Technologies, working with a number of major industry partners. .. Continue Reading Delivering the future: Autonomous courier bots take to the streets Category: Robotics Tags: Autono
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Luggage Made From Recycled Airplane Seats Might Just Be Indestructible When you think of the daily abuse that airplane seats have to endure, it’s a minor miracle they aren’t torn to shreds after just a week of air travel. The fabrics used for the upholstery must be just short of indestructible, so it makes sense to eventually recycle those materials into bags and packs that can easily survive your daily commute. Do you remember that giant Boeing 737 engine that was
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Amazon’s New Offices Will Contain Literal Jungle Construction on Amazon’s new offices in downtown Seattle. Image: SounderBruc/ Flickr Employee perks at some companies include watery coffee all day and maybe a ping-pong table. Employee perks at Amazon will soon include treehouses where engineers commune with nature to refresh their minds and meet in rooms with walls crawling with vines. Amazon is building a series of greenhouses, or what it call
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Evolutionary forces are causing a boom in bad science Evolutionary analysis suggests that the way researchers are rewarded, and the competitive environment they work in, are pushing them to do worse research
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Open chromatin profiling key to identifying leukemia cells of origin Researchers have found a precise and reliable way — whole-genome profiling of open chromatin — to identify the kind of cell that leads to a given case of leukemia, a valuable key to cancer prognosis and outcome.
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Give more support to scientists with a focus on society, suggests expert Existing views on commercial knowledge transfer are based on a misconception. As a result the commercial benefits of research are too small, argue authors of a new report. They have developed a model that can increase the added value of scientific knowledge for society. The model was tested using a large scientific database in Spain.
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How to Stop Your Dang Phone From Ringing in Places It Shouldn’t Whether it’s a movie theater, dinner party, or your annual review at work, there are times when you definitely don’t want your mobile ringing out. Thanks to a bunch of hidden features and apps, it doesn’t have to happen to you. Here are three simple ways to keep your phone’s disturbances in line. Use your phone’s built in options Android comes with Do Not Disturb options under Sound & notific
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Focal Elear Headphones Exquisite headphones for discriminating listeners. Focal knocks one out of the park with fantastically clean, dynamic, and expansive sounds from its open-backed premium headphones. You’ll need an amp to drive ’em, but it’s worth it. Full review on Technabob . Link Price: $999 More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Sennheiser PXC 550 Bose QuietComfort 35 Symphony 1 Headphones Master & Dynamic
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Over two thirds of researchers who’ve never peer reviewed would like to, new research reveals Bringing together primary research on researchers’ motivations behind publishing in peer reviewed journals is the focus of newly published work. Why researchers take on peer review, and their attitudes and opinions towards peer review training and support are covered in the report.
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Trump, Clinton, Stein, and Johnson on Drugs: New at Reason Every presidential candidate you are likely to see on your ballot this November agrees that states should be free to legalize marijuana—a remarkable development attributable not only to the landmark 2012 initiatives in Colorado and Washington but to a concomitant shift in public opinion nationwide. But once you get beyond the question of how the federal government should respond to states that le
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Unfertilized cover crop may reduce nutrient losses from Tennessee fields Using what is known as a Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT), scientists with the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture have modeled what would happen if Tennessee soybean and corn farmers incorporated an unfertilized winter wheat cover crop into their annual crop rotations. The model results indicate farmers using this strategy can significantly reduce the amount of nitrogen and tota
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Amazon’s Selling Dash Buttons For $1 Today, but Still Giving Out $5 Credits When You Use Them Amazon Dash Buttons , $1 for Prime Members. Plus $5 credit on first use. If you’re curious about Amazon Dash buttons , there’s never been a better time to stick them around your house. As part of a Prime Day countdown promotion, Prime members can purchase all the buttons they want for just $1 each , down from the usual $5. Plus, you’ll still get a $5 credit the first time you use it, meaning Amaz
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New findings concerning hereditary prostate cancer It is a well-known fact that men with a family history of prostate cancer run an increased risk of developing the disease. The risk for brothers of men with prostate cancer is doubled. But a doubled risk of what, exactly? Prostate cancer my be an indolent condition that does not require treatment, or aggressive and fatal. Obviously, it makes a big difference whether a man has an increased risk of
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A language where space has no directions The way that different languages convey information has long fascinated linguists, anthropologists and sociologists alike. Murrinhpatha, the lingua franca spoken by the majority of Aboriginal people in the Moyle and Fitzmaurice rivers region of Australia’s Northern Territory has many interesting features, with the absence of verbal abstract directions a prominent one among them. But if a language
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Hamsters Become Talented Self-Portrait Artists While Running on This Wheel As far as pets go, hamsters rate somewhere just above goldfish when it comes to entertainment value. But watching them run for hours inside a tiny plastic wheel is far more satisfying when their miniature treadmills are part of a larger contraption that sketches hamster self-portraits at the same time. Someone put this rodent in a gallery. [ Vimeo via Laughing Squid ] SPLOID is delicious brain ca
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Monkii Bars 2 A gym you can take anywhere, Monkii Bars 2 let you do over 200 different resistance-based exercises. Weighing just 9oz, the Adventure and Tactical models pack down into a travel case, which doubles as an over-door mount, as well as a phone holder for viewing exercise videos. Link Price: $119+ More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: PEAR Sports x TRX CARV Wearable Ski Tracker People Are Awesome: F
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Top Secret Tesla Masterplan, part 2 is expected this week Seeking social media buzz? Tweet a hint. Entertainers, politicians, and bleeding-edge entrepreneurs increasingly employ savvy social media drops to make, break, and hint upcoming tracks, policies, and product news. A master of Twitter drops, Tesla CEO Elon Musk lit up the wires this weekend sharing his hope to publish the Top Secret Tesla Masterplan, Part 2 later this week, as first reported by E
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A Samsung patent devises a new method for capturing colors in-camera A patent filed by Samsung shows the company is working on a new method for capturing more vivid colors inside digital cameras. While removing the optical low-pass filter from the sensor is now more common than not, the patent illustrates how adding to the sensor — instead of taking away layers — could potentially enhance the color reproduction and help cut back on noise even more. Traditional dig
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Watch Out, Silicon Chips. Molecular Electronics Are Coming Technion scientists have developed a rapid, non-invasive and scalable method for growing CNTs on a smooth substrate. The breakthrough could help usher in the day when molecular electronics replace silicon chips as the building block of electronics.
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6 innovative ways to harvest and harness rainwater From perennially parched California to unseasonably dry Massachusetts, rainwater is a precious resource in the United States, though it is often not treated as such. Across the impotable oceans, drought rages in East Africa and groundwater systems are stretched to their limits in India.
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Samsung announces the largest SATA SSD: 4TB 850 EVO Maybe you can ditch that hard drive after all. Samsung said Monday morning its new 4TB 850 EVO now stands as the world’s highest-capacity consumer SSD. The drive offers double the capacity of the previous 850 EVO and will reach sequential read and write speeds of 540MBps and 520MBps, respectively—pretty much the max of the SATA interface. SATA, of course, is the key word here. Samsung has been sh
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Congress Offers Rare Bipartisan Support for Climate Assistance Funds will help farmers in developing countries raise productivity — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Researchers storing information securely in DNA Experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider generate 15 million gigabytes of data per year. That is a lot of digital data to inscribe on hard drives or beam up to the “cloud.”
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What can be done to protect whistleblowers? The NSA spying scandal, the Panama Papers, SwissLeaks and LuxLeaks… A recent string of scandals has cast the spotlight on so-called whistleblowers – citizens who put their career, their freedom and sometimes even their lives at risk in order to reveal information that is kept secret from the general public. FRANCE 24 takes a closer look at three such whistleblowers and asks what can be done to p
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Success of Egypt’s Middle East peace push ‘depends on Israel’ Sameh Shoukry’s rare trip could be the start of a diplomatic breakthrough between Israel and Arab states, but it could also prove to be a one-time event.
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From viral sensation to monetization powerhouse: How Trivia Crack turns players into profits (VB Live) VB LIVE: Your app goes viral and now you just sit back and rake in the bucks, right? The founder of Trivia Crack — one of the most downloaded apps in the world — explains why no matter how many downloads you’re racking up, the monetization battle is just beginning. Register here for free. In December 2014, Trivia Crack, the casual-social quiz game from Etermax that had been topping the charts in
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How do you turn a mosquito’s genes on and off? Scientists are using machine learning to identify important sequences of DNA within the mosquito genome that regulate how the insect’s cells develop and behave.
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Twitter will livestream the Democratic and Republican conventions Twitter isn’t limiting its livestreaming to major sporting events . The social network has revealed that it will stream both the Democratic and Republican national conventions, which respectively start on July 25th and July 18th. The coverage (technically provided by CBSN) will be available through both the web and Twitter’s official mobile apps, and won’t require an account to start watching. Li
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Movie Review: Ghostbusters Isn’t Perfect, But It’s So Much Fun You Won’t Care Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters is a film for anyone who ever watched the first Ghostbusters and thought, “I wish they got to use their guns more.” It’s bigger, brighter, and louder—it’s the sort of movie that features the Ghostbusters shooting ghosts in slow motion set to the iconic theme song. It’s also incredibly funny. The only problem is that all the jokes and action don’t leave much room for the s
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Researchers Find New Way to Produce Nanomagnets with Low 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…
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Alexander McQueen’s DNA turned into human leather goods by Tina Gorjanc Graduate shows 2016: Central Saint Martins student Tina Gorjanc has proposed a conceptual range of leather accessories made of skin grown from late fashion designer Alexander McQueen ‘s DNA (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Iran regains 80% of its pre-sanctions oil market share Tehran is exporting about two million barrels of its 3.8 million daily crude output and plans to double that, Mohsen Ghamsari, a senior official at state-run National Iranian Oil Co (NIOC) told Bloomberg. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Over 2,000 men assaulted German women on NYE, police identified 120 – leaked police report At least 2,000 men sexually harassed women on New Year’s Eve across Germany, but it will be impossible to track them all down, police said, adding that the attacks have been linked to mass migration. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Verizon reaches ‘key milestone’ on the road to 5G Verizon today issued a press release announcing that it has finalized its 5G radio specifications. The leading US carrier describes this as a “key milestone” in the long journey to 5G, which will offer data speeds far beyond what 4G / LTE give us now. “Consumers will experience gigabits-per-second throughputs and single-millisecond latencies,” according to Verizon. And yes, th
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Download iOS 10’s HomeKit Home app wallpapers for iPhone and iPad We’ve already shared the new default wallpapers currently in iOS 10 and macOS Sierra , but there are also two additional new wallpapers that ship with iOS 10. Apple’s new HomeKit app called Home includes two house-themed images that you can set as wallpapers inside the app. 9to5Mac reader Mark Malstrom has extracted and shared both Home app wallpapers from iOS 10 for iPhone and iPad so you can us
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Amyloid probes gain powers in search for Alzheimer’s cause A metallic molecule being studied at Rice University begins to glow when bound to amyloid protein fibrils of the sort implicated in Alzheimer’s disease. When triggered with ultraviolet light, …
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Lyft and GM expand Express Drive driver rental program No wheels used to mean no way to be a driver for a car-sharing service, but GM and Lyft’s Express Drive is one way around that limitation. The program sees GM offer all-in vehicle rentals to Lyft on a sliding fee scale depending on usage. Now, it’s expanding to California and Colorado, beginning in SF, LA and Denver. GM and Lyft teamed up on Express Drive following a strategic… Read More
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7 Hidden Gems from Google That Can Still Surprise You Google is a company that prides itself on innovation and creativity, but some of its most interesting creations aren’t nearly as popular as you may think. These seven platforms are brilliant tools that Google has created to make learning accessible, help people learn about their world, or to add a little fun to everyday tasks. 1. Google Sky Google Sky is basically an extended version of Google Ma
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Crown Series Headphones by Plugged Audio Stop wasting your time on sub-par quality when it comes to your music. The Crown Series Headphones by Plugged Audio are everything you’re looking for. Dripping in minimalistic style and elegance, this set of headphones successfully tunes out the noise around you whether it’s traffic or a crowded bus. The Crown Series Headphones have sound-isolating ear cups which create smart sound by distributin
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Here’s Van Gogh’s Starry Night Recreated with ‘DNA Origami’ Image: P. Rothemund et al./Caltech Vincent van Gogh’s “Starry Night” seems to have a special appeal for scientists, who have recreated it using bacteria , among other media , in the past. Now scientists at Caltech have made their own tiny version of the painting—a dime’s width across—out of folded DNA molecules. Some day the same technique could be used to build teensy biosensors, or for targeted
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Clouds are moving higher, subtropical dry zones expanding, according to satellite analysis A Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of California San Diego-led research team analyzing satellite cloud records has found that the cloudy storm tracks on Earth are moving toward the poles and subtropical dry zones are expanding. Cloud tops are also moving higher in the atmosphere.
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Dab2 regulates autophagy: New insights into mechanisms of chemo-resistance and metastasis The results of preclinical studies by investigators at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) reported in an article published online on July 11, 2016 in Nature Cell Biology demonstrate that disabled 2 (Dab2) serves as a molecular switch that regulates whether a tumor cell undergoes autophagy or apoptosis.
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Preorder the ‘Atlas Obscura’ Book by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras, and Ella Morton Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders is an upcoming book by AtlasObscura.com founders Joshua Foer and Dylan Thuras — along with the site’s associate editor, Ella Morton — that aims to celebrate over 600 of the world’s strangest curiosities and marvels: Here are natural wonders—the dazzling glowworm caves in New Zealand, or a baobob tree in South Africa that’s so large
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AD+ studio links three houses in ho chi minh city with folded roof system the louver system that extends from the roof into the façades creates an aesthetic connection between the interior and exterior. The post AD+ studio links three houses in ho chi minh city with folded roof system appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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ori is the robotic, moving furniture developed by fuseproject + yves béhar with MIT ori’s systems promise to liberate urban design, provide new user experiences and unlock the potential of the places people increasingly want to live, work and play. The post ori is the robotic, moving furniture developed by fuseproject + yves béhar with MIT appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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Revolut grabs $10 million for its mobile foreign exchange service British startup Revolut wants to make it easier to spend and send money in all kinds of currencies around the world. It’s not TransferWise, it’s not Number26 — Revolut sits between all these things. And the company is raising a $10 million Series A (£7.75 million) with Balderton Capital leading the round. Read More
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Our universe could be reborn as a bouncing baby cosmos A new model shows how the universe could survive a “big bounce” rather than a big bang, without the need for complex new physics
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Award-Winning Minimalist Waterfront Home Asks $2.95M It was designed by Hugh Newell Jacobsen in 1992 Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We’d love to see what you’ve got. Location: Easton, Maryland Price: $2,950,000 Minimalist American architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen is known for his simple, gabled ” dream homes ,” but as you’ll s
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Manipulating superconducting plasma waves with terahertz light Most systems in nature are inherently nonlinear, meaning that their response to any external excitation is not proportional to the strength of the applied stimulus. Nonlinearities are observed, for example, in macroscopic phenomena such as the flow of fluids like water and air or of currents in electronic circuits. Manipulating the nonlinear behavior is therefore inherently interesting for achievi
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For the first time, physicists couple distant nuclear spins using a single electron For the first time, researchers at the University of Basel in Switzerland have coupled the nuclear spins of distant atoms using just a single electron. Three research groups took part in this complex experiment, the results of which have now been published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology.
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Amazon is building indoor treehouses for its employees in downtown Seattle Amazon is building a greenhouse in downtown Seattle that’s meant to be a refuge for office employees. The greenhouse, constructed as a trio of spheres, will house more than 3,000 species of plants, many of which are endangered, The New York Times reports . In addition to the plants, the spheres will contain treehouses joined by a series of suspension bridges. Amazon hopes its employees will host
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Three Steps To Get Up To Speed On Any Subject Really, Really Fast You have just a few days to learn everything there is to know about a subject you know nothing about. Now what? “Don’t boil the ocean,” Terry said as he slapped a tall stack of papers on my desk. “Just tell us what we need to know.” Read Full Story
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Sandia Storing Information Securely in DNA Marlene and George Bachand, Sandia National Laboratories bioengineers at the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, developed a new method for encrypting and storing sensitive information in DNA. Digital data storage degrades and can become obsolete and old-school books and paper require lots of space.
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Flying Insects Defy Aerodynamic Laws of Airplanes, NYU Researchers Find The maneuvers of flying insects are unmatched by even the best pilots, and this might be due to the fact that these critters don’t obey the same aerodynamic laws as airplanes, a team of New York University researchers has found.
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Berkeley Lab Scientists Grow Atomically Thin Transistors and Circuits In an advance that helps pave the way for next-generation electronics and computing technologies–and possibly paper-thin gadgets–scientists with Berkeley Lab developed a way to chemically assemble transistors and circuits that are only a few atoms thick.
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To the Breaking Point: Testing Ideas About the Evolution of Long-Necked Sauropod Dinosaurs Sauropod dinosaurs were the largest land-dwelling animals of all time, with highly elongated necks and tails that were held suspended above the ground.
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Walmart takes on Amazon Prime Day with week-long free shipping deal Walmart today announced its plan for taking on Amazon’s Prime Day. Amazon’s annual sales holiday kicks off tomorrow, promising a host of online deals and discounts across a variety of categories, including electronics, toys, household items, apparel, and more. Walmart now says it will have a variety of new deals, too, like those on popular electronics like Apple TV, HDTVs, Xbox… Read More
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IoT and printers: How M2M print technology helps business The Internet of Things (IoT) connects a vast range of internet devices that deliver data. With improvements in smart sensors and RFID chips, more devices can become connected and be controlled remotely. This new age of smart machines offers businesses the opportunity for reduced operating and maintenance expenses. Just take a look at printers, for example. The print industry today is leaps and bo
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Artificial Intelligence Could Help Catch Alzheimer’s Early AI algorithms used with MRI brain scans help distinguish between patients with Alzheimer’s and two early forms of dementia that can be precursors to the memory-robbing disease — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Soil Microbe Transplants Could Help Restore Damaged Ecosystems Environment The dirt makes all the difference A new study released in Nature Plants on Monday says it may have found a missing, vital component to ecosystem restoration: microbiota.
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Motorola delivers a lot for a little with the $199 Moto G4 In a world of me-too handsets, Motorola hasn’t had much
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