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Indistinguishable from Magic 7/12

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Would you eat lab grown chicken? SuperMeat sure hopes so Listen up, vegetarians. If it’s your conscience that’s keeping you from eating meat, you may not have to feel bad anymore. SuperMeat , an Israeli biotechnology startup, is developing a technology that would create cultured meat from chicken cells. The company is launching an Indiegogo campaign in hopes of creating the world’s first device capable of growing a whole chicken breast. It’s still chic
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Consuming probiotics promotes weight loss, reduces BMI Consuming probiotics, so-called ‘good bacteria’, can reduce body weight and body mass index (BMI) according to a new meta-analysis.
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iPhone Essential Accessories: Favorite Lightning cable, dock, case, and headphones While I upgrade my iPhone every year, I’ve found that I stick to the same basic set of accessories thanks to their reliability, style or functionality. What to buy in terms of cables and docks is a common question for iPhone users, new and old. Here are my picks for essential iPhone accessories: lightning cables , dock , case and headphones . These are my recommendations based on what I have boug
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Russian games market reached nearly $1 billion in 2015 Russia’s online and mobile games market amounted to 51.9 billion rubles in 2015, or $830 million at the average exchange rate, up 2 percent from the previous year. The estimate comes from Mail.ru Group , a major, LSE-listed Russian internet group with leading positions in this industry. An earlier forecast from western market research agency Newzoo put the Russian market at some $1.3 billion. Acc
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A Higher Income Alone Won’t Solve All Your Money Problems To save money and grow your net worth, you have to spend less than you earn . Earning more money will get you further than simply being frugal and spending less of it, but frugality is still a crucial part of the equation . http://lifehacker.com/frugality-is-n… Many people consider frugality a waste of time . Instead of saving money, you should focus on earning more of it, they say. The only prob
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Tremor Outdoor Speaker The Tremor Outdoor Speaker by Dreamwave is a new Bluetooth speaker on the market that aims to stand out from the crowd with some impressive features. It aims to be the most powerful speaker to use outdoors, with 50W of power and high grade audiophile like components that provide a real crisp, sharp and clear sound all of this while being ruggedly built and able to withstand water, dust, sand or s
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Neoflam 4-Piece Coded Cutting Board Set with Microban Antimicrobial Protection Neoflam’s set of 4 cutting boards is reversible and color coded to avoid cross-contamination. But not only that, this product is a collaboration with Microban, which provides industry-leading anti-microbial technology that makes these boards safe with lasting anti microbial qualities. Buy it here The post Neoflam 4-Piece Coded Cutting Board Set with Microban Antimicrobial Protection appeared firs
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Watch out, silicon chips: Molecular electronics are coming 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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World’s largest and cheapest offshore wind farm will power 1m homes The Netherlands may become home to the world’s cheapest offshore wind farm in as little as 10 years, according to the nation’s government. Plans for a 700 MW wind farm are coming together and, after considering 38 bids from developers, the cost of the Borssele offshore wind farm is now estimated to cost $2.9 billion less than originally thought. Additionally, the wind farm will have a higher outpu
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Rainbow Road Trip Cooler Bag “ Sun’s out, ‘fun’s’ out with this white cooler bag in tow! Igniting the brightest vibes with its neon rainbow print and unique half-circle shape, this insulated tote is a ‘zeal’ winner ” Buy it here The post Rainbow Road Trip Cooler Bag appeared first on HolyCool.net .
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Could water ice deposits be lurking in Ceres’ polar craters? Using data collected by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, an international team of astronomers has created a map of the dwarf planet Ceres’ northern hemisphere detailing regions that exist in permanent shadow. According to the study, these dark zones house conditions favorable to the existence of water ice. .. Continue Reading Could water ice deposits be lurking in Ceres’ polar craters? Category: Space Tag
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‘Helping shape world order’: New military roadmap seeks greater German defense role Germany is set to assume a greater defense role in NATO and the EU in a report set to be released by the country’s Defense Ministry on Wednesday, which adds that Germany has “a responsibility to help shape the world order.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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University Might Expel Student Who Criticized Black Lives Matter Administrators at Purdue University Northwest have demanded a meeting with a student who made controversial statements on social media—and even threatened to expel him. The student, Joshua Nash, isn’t sure exactly which comments got him into trouble—at a public university that is obligated to abide by the First Amendment, mind you—but suspects a Facebook post about Black Lives Matter might have d
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Study describes new strategies for investigating microbial outbreaks In a new study published in Frontiers in Microbiology, Mark Eppinger, assistant professor in the Department of Biology at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) describes innovative strategies to track disease-causing pathogens like E. coli. Eppinger hopes his research will aid in halting and preventing large-scale outbreaks.
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New insights into how gels form Gels are found in wide range of products that we use on a day-to-day basis. But what gives gels their solid properties? What stops the particles that they are made up of being able to move like they would in a liquid? A team from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf have now shown that this property of gels is due to directed chains of pa
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One fast vaccine strategy could protect against Ebola, H1N1, more (credit: City of Columbus ) Vaccination has improved health and lengthened life spans over the last two centuries, but it takes time to develop vaccines in response to emergent health threats. A paper published in PNAS presents a new type of nanoparticle vaccine technology using RNA to encode proteins that trigger immune responses. This new vaccine technology could allow us to respond more quickl
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New material for efficient and sustainable organic solar cells as an alternative to standard silicon cells Organic solar cells are considered a competitive alternative to the standard silicon cells that are used in photovoltaics. They are incredibly thin, flexible and translucent, and can be integrated into window glass or used by architects as design elements in large lighting installations.
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A Military-Inspired Hovercraft, for $32,000 A company out of Rockford, Illinois is making top-of-the-line hovercraft for recreational use. … Read More »
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Filson Angler’s Rain Shells Do you guys know what an anglerfish is? Basically, it’s a nightmare-inducing hellbeast, with a giant mouth full of jagged teeth, and a light-up, prey-attracting lure jutting out from the center of its head. Thankfully, these Canadian-made, ripstop nylon Angler’s Rain Shells from Filson have nothing to do with anglerfish. They’re just simple, lightweight /… The post Filson Angler’s Rain Shells a
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Buy: Qliplet Carabiner A new, more functional take on the traditional carabiner, Qliplet features a rotating, folding hook that can hang onto just about anything—leaving your hands free for climbing and carrying. Made from super-strong but lightweight aircraft grade aluminum…… Continue Reading…
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Four Blade Vegetable Spiralizer helps you churn out delicious vegetarian meals Do you love to potter around the kitchen, and you have plenty of recipes swimming in your head that you would like to share with the rest of the world? All right, maybe not so much the world, but the rest of the family and circle of friends would do just fine. Well, getting some members of the family to chow down on their vegetables might prove to be a rather challenging task, which is why we dec
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NIST 3D ballistics research database goes live It’s a staple of the TV-crime drama: a ballistics expert tries to match two bullets using a microscope with a split-screen display. One bullet was recovered from the victim’s body and the other was test-fired from a suspect’s gun. If the striations on the bullets line up—cue the sound of a cell door slamming shut—the bad guy is headed to jail.
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Water waves travel back in time to retrace their ripples Researchers have discovered that jolting waves can send them rippling back to where they came from like a movie in reverse
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Hubble Image of the Week – Starburst Galaxy MCG+07-33-027 This newly released Hubble image shows starburst galaxy MCG+07-33-027, which is located 300 million light-years away. This image was taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS), and shows a starburst galaxy named MCG+07-33-027. This galaxy lies some 300 million light-years away from us, and is currently experiencing an extraordinarily high […] The post Hubble
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Engineers selected to safeguard and develop China’s sustainable agriculture Aerospace engineers are researching how to improve unmanned autonomous ground and air vehicles — such as fixed wing aircraft or quadrotors — in order to fulfill remote data collection requirements in China.
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New insect imaging technique may help victims of sleeping sickness Researchers have employed near infrared still photographs and time-lapse video to observe the pupa of the living tsetse fly. The imaging technique may allow lab workers to identify male and female tsetse flies before they emerge as adults, which could make it easier to control them by using the Sterile Insect Technique.
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Revolutionary surgery for lung cancer A major international clinical trial is about to be launched to test a minimally invasive and safer surgical approach for patients with lung cancer: video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) lobectomy with ultrasonic pulmonary artery sealing.
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ScienceSeeker Editor’s Selections July 4-10 2016 #sciseekpicks #scicomm Each week, the ScienceSeeker editors pick their favorite posts within their respective areas of interest and expertise. Here is a round-up of the Science Seeker Editors’ Selections for the past week: The Physics of Fireworks by Ethan Siegel at Starts With A Bang! Success! NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Made It To Jupiter by Shannon Stirone at Popular Science Jupiter & Juno – What Do We Already Know Ab
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Intelligence Agency Sets 3D Challenge The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence has issued a $100,000 challenge to the programming community to improve upon the automatic generation of 2D-to-3D imagery from satellites.
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Research suggests common blood cancer could be prevented before it develops A common symptomless condition can develop into the blood cancer myeloma, researchers have discovered. They found that changes in the bone marrow needed for the cancer to grow have already taken hold in the preceding condition, raising the possibility that early medical intervention could prevent this incurable type of cancer from taking root.
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg ‘Can’t Imagine’ Trump as President, Says She Wants to See Citizens United and Heller Overturned by Liberal SCOTUS Have you ever wondered what a sitting justice of the U.S. Supreme Court thinks about the idea of Donald Trump being elected president? Ruth Bader Ginsburg is happy to tell you all about it. In an interview with The New York Times , Ginsburg had the following to say about the prospects of Trump in the White House: “I can’t imagine what this place would be — I can’t imagine what the country wo
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Supreme Court Delivers Bitter Pill on Religious Liberty Should a pharmacy whose owners have moral objections to the death penalty be required to provide execution drugs? The liberal justices of the Supreme Court apparently think so. In one of its last orders of the term, the high court refused to hear a case brought by a family-owned drugstore in Washington state. The Stormans, who own Ralph’s Thriftway, object to state regulations that force pharmaci
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ENESS’ sonic light bubble installation in melbourne responds to human interaction the living breathing light bubble responds with light and sound when touched. The post ENESS’ sonic light bubble installation in melbourne responds to human interaction appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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Deal: Air Hammock These inflatable loungers are perfect for the outdoors, packing up small enough to fit easily in your backpack, and inflating in seconds by capturing air inside. No pump required. To add to the fun, they’ll even work as a pool float. Save 54% in The Awesomer Shop . Link Price: $50 More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Tentsile T-mini Double Hammock Hitch Theater PB&J Old Fashioned Deal: iFl
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Engineering New Technology at the Molecular Level Academic and industrial researchers have begun working side-by-side at the University of Chicago’s Pritzker Nanofabrication Facility, using some of the world’s most advanced tools to exploit the atomic and molecular properties of matter for emerging applications in science and technology.
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Scientists, Teens and Veterans to Mark 5th Year of Coral Restoration in the Florida Keys On Monday, July 18, members of the Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge and SCUBAnauts International will join forces with scientists from Mote Marine Laboratory to plant nursery-grown corals near Looe Key in the Florida Keys.
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Study Shows New Role for B-Complex Vitamins in Promoting Stem Cell Proliferation Folates can stimulate stem cell proliferation independently of their role as vitamins, according to a collaborative study from the University of Georgia and Tufts University, which used an in vitro culture and animal model system in their findings.
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Researchers develop faster, precise silica coating process for quantum dot nanorods Materials researchers at North Carolina State University have fine-tuned a technique that enables them to apply precisely controlled silica coatings to quantum dot nanorods in a day – up to …
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What’s up with that huge dark hole in the Sun? Not to worry, everything’s under control Every once in awhile, the Sun develops a huge “hole” — a dark patch in its outer atmosphere, or corona, like the one visible above. This is the Sun, as seen today by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. I’ve posted about these coronal holes before, but I really like this animation, as well as the one below offering a visualization of what’s actually
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9to5Toys Last Call: JayBird X2 Bluetooth Earbuds $80 (or less), Anker Accessory Sale, Thermal iPhone Camera $179, more Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter . Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter , RSS Feed , Facebook , Google+ and Safari push notifications . TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS: Last Call Updates: Roundup: Always have a Lightning cable nearby with one of these handy keychains Griffin’s BreakSafe adapter brings MagSafe to MacBook’s USB-C port for $20 P
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Privatize the Police Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rss The Police State Private Property Privatize the Police 0 Views Abolition of the public sector means, of course, that all pieces of land, all land areas, including streets and roads, would be owned privately, by individuals, corporations, cooperatives, or any other voluntary groupings of individuals and capital. The fact that all streets and land areas would be priv
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Get more than your kicks on Route 66 — get your energy there, too In 1946 Bobby Troop’s Get Your Kicks on Route 66 was recorded and released by Nat King Cole’s trio — and subsequently covered by everyone from Bing Crosby to The Rolling Stones. If the Missouri Department of Transportation’s plans come to fruition, the famed highway may provide more than just good times, according to Engadget . The DoT plans to install Solar Roadway’ s walkable and drivable solar
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These Paleo Pets Made Fossil Hunting Less Lonely In the solitary hunt for bones, furry companions provide company, act as field assistants and sometimes even make the ultimate sacrifice
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New Equation Tallies Odds of Life Beginning Creators factor in “origin-of-life” events and available building blocks — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Pomegranate by-product boosts muscles and may fight ageing Urolithin A makes worms live longer and mice run further, and may be the first chemical discovered that can improve the quality of ageing muscle
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Next PM Theresa May often demands the scientifically impossible Theresa May is set to become leader of the Conservative party and thus UK prime minister on Wednesday, but her record on science and technology issues is poor
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Conventional Wisdom: The Trump Veepstakes Edition This is our weekly politics newsletter, Conventional Wisdom . In this edition: Donald Trump’s vice-presidential pick and the Hillary Clinton-Bernie Sanders peace process. ( Sign up here .) Veepstakes. If only that word referred to a melt-in-your-mouth cut of steer on a plate. Instead, it’s the colloquial term used to describe the period of an election during which we try to figure out who the pre
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Does Bernie Sanders Represent The Future Of The Democratic Party? Stop me when this sounds familiar. The times are uncertain, with a long-running war abroad and a sense of rising division at home. There’s violence at political events and in our streets and talk on the right of a “silent majority.” The Democratic Party is internally divided between an older, more establishment faction and a left-leaning insurgency fueled by young activists. For the insurgents, t
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7 Practical Ways to Make the Most of Corners in Kids’ Room If you are a parent then you will undoubtedly understand the value of space and the eternal quest to create an organized home that is devoid of mess. From toys that seem to find their way into the most awkward spaces that are hard to reach (at times, you are tempted to believe that they are somehow alive) to your little one constantly finding new ways to keep you on your toes when it comes to cle
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Nerf N-Strike Elite Hail-Fire Blaster Time to take back control of the water cooler with Nerf’s highest capacity blaster ever.
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Montie Gear Y-Shot Sling Shot Revive your childhood pastime with a heirloom-quality slingshot.
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Buck Custom Knife Builder The Buck Knife custom shop makes it easy to build custom heritage quality knives.
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Yars & Topol-M intercontinental ballistic missiles rumble in massive Russian drill Several hundred military vehicles, including mobile intercontinental ballistic missile complexes (ICBMs), are taking part in extensive field exercises throughout Russia, training in counter-sabotage and performing simulated launch drills. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Yes wee can! Pee-powered phone charger provides 3hrs call time When nature calls, but your battery’s low? Tech boffins at the University of the West of England (UWE) have found a way to power mobile phones with urine. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Electronic ‘magic’ marker creates illuminated 3D city from mere drawings (VIDEO) A mesmerizing video released by a Japanese company shows a 3D city of miniatures come to life thanks to a ‘magic’ marker which contains electricity-conducting ink. Read Full Article at RT.com
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New Online Store is a One-Stop Shop for Vintage Italian Design The Mark offers unique goods from renowned postmodern designers For those of us who prefer a curated shopping experience—i.e., someone else to do all the treasure-hunting for us—this online-only startup may become your new favorite destination for vintage Italian home decor goods and furniture. Founded by Mattia Nuzzo and based in Los Angeles, The Mark offers unique furniture, lighting, and acces
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eBay acquires predictive analytics startup SalesPredict to boost its machine learning eBay announced that it will be acquiring predictive analytics startup SalesPredict in a move designed to improve its “artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science efforts.” Although financial terms of the deal were not revealed, it’s said that an undisclosed number of SalesPredict employees will be joining eBay’s team, working out of the Israeli development center in Netanya, inclu
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Having three genetic parents makes mice age better The cell’s powerhouse, which looks a bit like a heavily compartmentalized kidney bean. (credit: NIH ) Mitochondria are “the powerhouse of the cell” (or so every fifth grade biology book will tell you) because they use aerobic respiration to generate ATP, the molecular form of energy that enables cellular processes to occur. Structurally, mitochondria are unusual in that they have their own DNA. T
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Study Finds Police Shoot At Black And White Suspects Equally Science But it’s not all about the gunfire Findings suggest that while police are more likely to push, pepper spray, aim a weapon at or handcuff black people, there is little to no difference between who gets…
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Mice can see again! Visual activity regenerates neural connections between eye and brain A study in mice shows for the first time that visual stimulation can help damaged retinal neurons regrow optic nerve fibers (retinal ganglion cell axons). In combination with chemically induced neural stimulation, axons grew further than in strategies tried previously. Treated mice partially regained visual function. The study demonstrates that adult regenerated CNS axons are capable of navigating
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Home & Office : The Vintage Nixie Tube Clock Now available at Fontaine’s Department Store. Each Vintage Nixie Tube Clock is handmade and takes more than 30 hours to fashion out of teak and cedar. $299.99
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Home & Office : Exclusive Star Trek Next Gen Mugs Perfect for you-know-what, hot Perfect vessel for your tea, Earl Grey, hot. Choose Sciences Blue, Engineering and Security Gold, or Command Red. Either way, you’ll get a TNG combadge on one side of the mug, and a glazed black interior to match those snazzy Starfleet uniforms. $11.99
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T-Shirts & Apparel : Star Wars Premium Backpacks The beast hungers. Iconic Star Wars Premium Backpacks feature flair, quality of craft, and self-expression. Choose Boba-Fett or R2-D2. $69.99
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Home & Office : Super Mario Bros. 3D Motion Notebook Mario in motion As you tilt and move this hardcover notebook, Mario runs through, jumps over a Goomba, and boops a ? Block to get a Super Mushroom. The interior pages feature more 8-bit Super Mario Bros. art along the bottom of every page. $7.99
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Bentley’s Mulsanne could spawn an even more lavish sedan The Mulsanne’s days as Bentley’s range-topping model could be numbered. The British carmaker is looking into using its flagship as the basis of an even more lavish sedan that would be sold to connoisseurs in strictly limited numbers. The news comes directly from Rolf Frech, Bentley’s board member of engineering. He added that the sedan will share its basic architecture — but not its name — with t
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Not all jobs equally threatened by robotics in next decade — how about yours? Robotics, artificial intelligence, and automation are all going full steam ahead. In the uncertain future, one thing we can all count on is that just about all jobs and professions will be affected. The most important question for most of us is, “Will I lose my job?” Opponents of minimum wage increases say that if fast food industries are forced to bump up entry level salaries, they’ll install ro
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Blubel Smart Bell For Bikes Blubel Smart Bell For Bikes Blubel Tech, a group of developers and cycling enthusiasts, have created Blubel, a smart bicycle bell that helps urban cyclists navigate safely from point A to B, while crowdsourcing useful route data from the cycling community. Through the simple act of ringing Blubel, cyclists are creating a living, breathing cycling map of the city. TBA · BUY
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Does Soap Really Kill 99.9 Percent of Germs? Does soap really kill germs like it’s supposed to? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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This Bizarre Galaxy Is Younger on the Inside Than the Outside A fairly ordinary-looking galaxy has been hiding a strange secret in plain sight. It is ten times larger than anyone thought (a whopping 718,000 light-years in diameter), plus it’s younger on the inside than it is on the out. Scientists think that it’s been stitched together from the pieces of several other galaxies—hence its nickname, the “Frankenstein galaxy.” Read more…
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8 Common Spotify Problems and How to Fix Them With 70 million free users and 30 million premium subscribers, Spotify is the undisputed king of music streaming services. In contrast, its nearest competitor, Apple Music, has around 13 million subscribers. However, being the market leader doesn’t mean Spotify is exempt from problems. Given its huge userbase, the number of devices it supports, and the size of its music catalog, it shouldn’t be s
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Watching Wingsuiters Base Jump Off This Steep Mountain Will Make You Terrified of Heights I didn’t think I was scared of heights until I watched Clem Newell base jump off the side of this impossibly steep mountain in Switzerland and then glide miles above a small town while wearing a wingsuit. But after watching him skim across these peaks with his artificial wings I’m hesitant to even climb a flight of stairs without wearing a parachute. [ YouTube via Likecool ] SPLOID is delicious b
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Capuchin monkeys may have taught us how to eat cashew nuts Stones found in Brazil seem to be nutcrackers used by monkeys hundreds of years ago, hinting that human settlers could have copied them to enjoy the nuts
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New Cassini Image – Tethys Tops Saturn This newly released Cassini image provides an illusion of perspective, showing Saturn’s moon Tethys above the planet’s north pole. Tethys (660 miles or 1,062 kilometers across) is actually farther away than Saturn in this image. Lacking visual clues about distance, our brains place the moon above Saturn’s north pole. Tethys, like all of Saturn’s major […] The post New Cassini Image – Tethys Tops
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A Peek Inside the Fuel Tank For World’s Largest Rocket This image gives us a look up inside a nearly complete fuel tank for NASA’s powerful, new rocket—the Space Launch System – that will take humans to destinations never explored by people before. At over 300-feet tall and 5.75 million pounds at liftoff, SLS needs plenty of fuel to leave Earth. Once a final dome […] The post A Peek Inside the Fuel Tank For World’s Largest Rocket appeared first on Sc
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Civil Rights, Shivil Rights: Dems Wanna Shut Down Free Speech Rights of Climate Dissenters Sane voices of all political persuasions were horrified by Trump’s threat to use anti-trust laws to go after The Washington Post publisher Jeff Bezos for disseminating “wrong” stories about him. The conservative website RedState, for example, exclaimed that Trump was putting the “mental” in temperamental. But about 20 Democratic attorney generals launched a campaign to go afte
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Rainbow Pen Hack YouTuber DaveHax shows a simple way to use the ink from several markers to create a single marker which can gradually fade between the colors of the rainbow. Neat idea, but we wonder if the nib will eventually become a muddy grey mess. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Making a Vase from Crayons Nitro-powered Pencil Sharpener Seinfeld Door Sensor Killer Tentacle Bot Kokuyo Beetle Tip H
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Brexit Could Threaten Neurodegenerative Disease Research in Europe Neurodegenerative disease researchers in the U.K. fear the Brexit will curtail their access to EU funds and complicate international collaborations. Analysts agree that a U.K. exit is likely to harm big science across the continent.
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Mass surveillance, deportations & nuclear weapons: What to expect from UK’s new PM Theresa May will replace David Cameron as Britain’s prime minister on Wednesday. What do we know of the woman who’s heading for 10 Downing Street? Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia’s first 3D-printed surveillance drone on display (VIDEO) A 3D-printed surveillance drone, already successfully flight-tested, weighing a mere four kilograms and with a range of 50 kilometers, has been presented at the Innoprom-2016 exhibition in Russia. Read Full Article at RT.com
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3 things I wish I’d known when I was laid off I wish I had known that it could happen to me: The life-changing, income-stifling, ego-bruising, future-altering event called getting laid off . Several years ago after the first round of layoffs at my company, when close friends and valuable co-workers were let go, I actually thought I was indispensable. It couldn’t happen to me! How could a department of numbers people (CPAs and accountants and
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Pot Tourism Is Booming in Colorado Visitors are flocking to the Mile High City Since Colorado voters approved a constitutional amendment legalizing the sale of recreational marijuana in 2012, the entire country has watched to see what ramifications the move would have on the state’s culture, economics, and tourism. Two years into the experiment the results are clear: Pot tourism is booming in Colorado. 16.4 million people visited
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EU limits glyphosate use during 18-month extension EU member states on Monday approved limiting use of the weedkiller glyphosate during an 18-month extension Brussels granted ahead of a report on whether the chemical can cause cancer.
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Where It All Happens: Inside the Architecture Studios of Piano, Ando, Safdie and More We are profoundly influenced by the spaces we inhabit, and it is no surprise that architects, who design such spaces, are particular about the places they work. We pay a lot of attention to the architects themselves but rarely consider the very environments in which their work is born: the architecture studio. This collection takes a look at a diverse set of architecture studios. These are spaces
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Many Diseases Are Declining, And Doctors Aren’t Sure Why Health Rates of age-related illnesses are dropping A host of diseases are diminishing in wealthy countries.
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Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 (2016) review Pity the affordable laptop maker. Sales are down, margins are tighter than ever, and Chromebooks are eating up the bottom end of the market. There’s less money to be made in cheap Windows laptops than ever before. Even the Dell Inspiron line, long known for being affordable and reliable, feels the need to be just a little bit flashy. Which brings us to the Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1, Dell’s lat
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‘Copoka’ has you, the Bird, eavesdrop on citizens embroiled In political chaos The bird hears talks of a revolution. A city is in disarray as its inhabitants debate who is in the right: The Great Leader or The Rebel Leader. But in spite of the political theme that surges through the game you don’t have a say in what is going to happen, because you’re a bird whose sole concern is the egg and the nest where it’s kept safe. After all, a bird doesn’t really care much about who’
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Dubai’s artificial hotel rainforest will look like this It’s going to include life-size dinosaurs, of course Chalk this up as the first time we’ve ever seen renderings of a rainforest. The Rosemont Hotel & Residences Dubai (née The Rosemont Towers), designed by ZAS Architects is slated to feature a 75,000-square-foot manmade outdoor rainforest with a beach and stream and trees that spray mist to water the other plants. Now there are renderings of
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Setbacks force HIV researchers to focus on remission, not cures A series of experimental setbacks have knocked hopes of ridding people of HIV permanently, with researchers now hoping for improved remission
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Zaha Hadid Architects to build Qatari hotel based on a desert flower Zaha Hadid Architects has announced plans to build a 38-storey, fluid-form hotel as part of a new coastal city in Qatar. (more…)
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No, Driving for Uber Is Not a Payday Loan Is Uber, a ridesharing company, offering well-paid, flexible employment options or taking advantage of drivers who do not understand the raw deal that they are receiving? A recent YouTube video, Why Uber Is A Scam , has over 875,000 views and claims that math proves driving for Uber is a scam—akin to taking out a payday loan. But beware of sensationalist claims—especially those that show Uber dri
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Soil organisms alone can determine which plants grow where The living communities under the land can determine what kinds of plants thrive about the ground – and giving “soil shots” to land can shape its restoration
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You Could Organize Real-World Pokémon Events For A Living Entertainment Pokémon Go is hiring a community manager Be the change you want to see in the world (of Pokemon Go).
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How tumor necrosis factor protects against infection Tumor necrosis factor (TNF), a messenger substance in the immune system, plays an important role in triggering chronic inflammatory diseases. For this reason, TNF inhibitors are a standard form of treatment for patients with rheumatoid arthritis and certain inflammatory bowel diseases. However, TNF also protects against infection, which means that inhibiting it can cause latent infections to resur
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Predicting language deficits after stroke with connectome-based imaging Imaging all of the brain’s connections after stroke in addition to imaging only the areas of cortical tissue damage could better predict which patients will have language deficits and how severe those deficits will be. Such imaging could also be used to guide rehabilitative therapy.
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Built.io Flow makes building enterprise integrations easier Built.io’s Flow is a drag-and-drop tool for building enterprise integrations. It’s a bit of a mix of Yahoo Pipes (R.I.P.) and IFTTT for connecting services like Salesforce and Marketo to help automate the sales process in an organization, for example. Today, the company is launching a major update of Flow that will make it easier for businesses to build more powerful… Read More
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This connected car lets owners pay for parking, gas, and coffee — and take selfies A car built by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba and automaker SAIC might be the most connected in the world. The new OS’Car RX5 SUV has a special version of Alibaba’s YunOS operating system, normally used in everything from smartphones to refrigerators and other smart home appliances. The idea is to make a smart operating system “the second engine of cars” with data as “the new fue
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Researchers find association between donor age, female sex and transfusion outcomes A link between blood donor characteristics and transfusion recipients’ outcomes has been uncovered by researchers. This is the first study to suggest that red blood cell transfusions from young donors and from female donors may be associated with poorer survival in recipients.
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John Oliver responds to your very mean YouTube comments John Oliver is all about the fans. And by fans, we mean people who leave mean comments on YouTube. The Last Week Tonight host took some time to highlight some of the rudest, most hilarious things people have left on the show’s YouTube channels. Honestly, he’s not mad about the trolls. Except when they make better jokes than him. Wasp interrupts girls trying to record a slow motion selfie Serena W
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Engineering Explained gives a crash course on motor oil – Roadshow What do the ratings mean? And why is synthetic oil better than conventional?
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Disappearing text on receipts leaves consumers unable to return gadgets – CNET Technically Incorrect: In the UK, some stores use receipts printed using thermal printers, but the text can fade quickly.
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Elon Musk: Tesla Autopilot Beta Will Be Complete After, Uh, One Billion Miles Image Credit: Jalopnik modifying a Tesla press photo of their pre-pro Model S Elon Musk, who is definitely not making this up as he goes, finally clarified what the hell this whole ‘beta’ thing means, and gave it a solid ending point at one billion miles. Musk made his point in his favorite manner – by criticizing a Fortune article on Twitter: The Fortune article ‘ Germany Would Not Have Approved
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Oh yay, your Echo can now pair up with iDevices products If you’ve chosen iDevices as your IoT provider, you’ve been stuck controlling your smart devices manually through their companion app. What a bummer. Now, though, you’re getting the opportunity for a big lifestyle change. iDevices’ products are compatible with the Echo. Just like any of its other 1,400 skills, iDevices’ commands show up in the Echo’s companion app or by asking Alexa to enable a n
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What’s Your Favorite Travel Rewards Credit Card? Illustration Fruzsina Kuhári Assuming you can pay off your balance every month, travel rewards credit cards can shower you with plane tickets, hotel rooms, and rental cars essentially for free. In fact, I just booked two round trip tickets to Hawaii using nothing but a sign-up bonus. http://lifehacker.com/5976561/whats-… http://lifehacker.com/a-beginners-gu… Basically every hotel chain, airline,
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Use the “Responsible Spending” Ratio to Splurge Without Destroying Your Finances There’s nothing wrong with the occasional splurge as long as it doesn’t get in the way of your financial goals. The problem is, many of us splurge mindlessly. To combat this, try Financial Samurai’s responsible spending ratio. It’s sort of like the previously mentioned spend to save rule, but a bit more specific. Financial Samurai explains that if you want to spend $1 on something unnecessary, yo
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How To Recover From Three Of The Biggest Career Screw-Ups Can you come back from a screaming match with your boss? Or a happy-hour slip-up? With the right words, it may be possible. You’ve gone and done it: You quit on the spot. Or you got into a big argument with your boss and everyone in the office saw. Or you had one too many at the last happy hour and embarrassed yourself. Read Full Story
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Pomegranate finally reveals its powerful anti-aging secret Are pomegranates really the superfood that will counteract aging? Scientists have discovered that a molecule in pomegranates, transformed by microbes in the gut, enables muscle cells to protect themselves against one of the major causes of aging. In animals, the effect is nothing short of amazing. Clinical trials are underway.
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After bomb robot in Dallas, expert wants taser-wielding robot in every police car Whether you agree or disagree with Dallas police blowing up a gunman with a “bomb robot,” the fact that domestic police deployed a killer robot potentially changed everything about policing. After shooter suspect Micah Johnson killed five cops, Dallas police said they used the robot Remotec Model F-5; the cops put about one pound of C4 on the claw and arm extension before using a detonation cord
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BLU Energy XL sports massive 5,000mAh battery BLU is a name that is more often than not associated with decent smartphones that offer plenty of bang for your hard earned buck. Well, they did reveal the BLU R1 HD not too long ago, and this time around, we have yet another smartphone from the company that you might just want to consider if you are on the lookout for an affordable device that helps you to communicate without missing a beat — in
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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. read more
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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. read more
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About 7.5M people have downloaded Pokémon Go in the U.S. since launch The reason you keep bumping into other Pokémon Go players is because millions of people are trying to catch ’em all. Approximately 7.5 million iOS and Android owners have downloaded Pokémon Go in the United States since Wednesday , according to app-market intelligence firm Sensor Tower. The rush to download it (and spend money on it) has pushed Nintendo’s stock up 25 percent on the Tokyo Stock Ex
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New Xbox One/PC features not in response to PS4’s lead, Microsoft says – CNET Xbox boss Phil Spencer: “Sony is doing incredibly well with the PS4 but they’re doing something fundamentally different from us.”
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Brexit referendum led to 42% spike in racist incidents, police say LONDON — The UK’s vote to leave the European Union has had one very worrying side effect: A sharp spike in reports of hate crimes. Reports to police of hate crime went up by 42% from June 16-30, to more than 3,000 allegations. The referendum was held on June 23. “I believe the referendum debate has led to an increase in reporting of hate crime. It is very clear in the last couple of weeks that mo
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Entrepreneurs Are Offering Uber-Style Rides For Pokémon Go Players Are your legs getting tired from all the Pokémon Go ? Well, some entrepreneurs have the solution for you. They want to be your personal Pokémon Go driver. That’s right, for just $20-$25 per hour a driver will now chauffeur you around to play in cities like New York, Portland, and Baltimore. Read more…
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Regrown Brain Cells Give Blind Mice a New View Mix of gene manipulation and exercise raises hopes in fight against glaucoma, spinal injury and Alzheimer’s — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Dallas sniper shootings put spotlight on open-carry gun laws Following the sniper killings of Dallas police officers, the city’s police chief and mayor ridiculed law in Texas that allows unconcealed carrying of long guns in public without a permit. Only three states completely prohibit the open carry of firearms. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Link found between traumatic brain injury and Parkinson’s, but not Alzheimer’s Traumatic brain injury (TBI) with a loss of consciousness (LOC) may be associated with later development of Parkinson’s disease but not Alzheimer’s disease or incident dementia, new research indicates.
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Academic female physicians paid less than male counterparts Female academic physicians at public medical schools had lower average salaries than their male counterparts, a disparity that was only partly accounted for by age, experience, medical specialty, faculty rank and other factors, according to a new article.
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Gallium Arsenide nanowire lasers boosted by one hundred times with zinc dopants Scientists at ANU have improved the performance of tiny lasers by adding impurities, in a discovery which will be central to the development of low-cost biomedical sensors, quantum computing, and a faster internet. Researcher Tim Burgess added atoms of zinc to lasers one hundredth the diameter of a human hair and made of gallium arsenide – a material used extensively in smartphones and other elec
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Atlas Obscura The world is filled with wonderful places and interesting stories. Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders digs up some of the lesser known. Throughout the book’s… Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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The Banyan Tree Skyscraper Was Designed To Support Humans And Wildlife Editor’s Choice 2016 Skyscraper Competition Phuchong Yamchomsuan, Boonjira Phaisitwanichkul, Warut Duangkaewkart Thailand Most of architecture we design is for humanity. What if the design can support both humanity and wildlife? What if we give back the ground to nature? Hence, the design purpose is to increase spaces for not only humanity but also wildlife simultaneously. The design scheme is in
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Gaudi’s Lost Manhattan Tower Sagrada Familia Architect Antoni Gaudí left behind designs for a monumental Manhattan hotel that was never built. The post Gaudi’s Lost Manhattan Tower appeared first on Architecture Lab .
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Cool Off from Head to Toe with these 6 Hot Cooling Products With these six best cooling products, you can beat this heat. The post Cool Off from Head to Toe with these 6 Hot Cooling Products appeared first on The Manual .
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Designers of the London Eye create new landmark for Brighton Marks Barfield Architects have, quite literally, reinvented the wheel and have created the i360, a vertical cable car with a sculpted viewing pod, perching lightly upon Brighton’s seafront… It takes the form of a slender mast that will be 568ft high (when the spire is added), which supports a sculpted, doughnut-shaped pod, with glass windows and a reflective mirrored underside. The pod takes up
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The secrets of raising money if you don’t live in Silicon Valley Our panel weighs in: Should you have regular meetings with VCs when you aren’t raising funds? How much of your time (and cash) should you waste traveling to the Valley? If you raise Valley cash once do you set yourself up to be priced out of any local round ever again?
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Report shows how Uber hired CIA-backed intel team to dig dirt on critics, and then lied about it Remember a couple of years ago when Uber threatened to “go after” the families and loved ones of critical journlists, including Pando’s Sarah Lacy? And remember when Uber’s investors and defenders insisted that the whole thing was a giant misunderstanding — just a drunk exec spouting bullshit — and that Uber would never, ever, ever hire private investigators to dig into its critics? R
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CBS, Twitter announce partnership for convention Twitter says it will live-stream CBS News’ online coverage of the Republican and Democratic conventions later this month, a first for the social media outlet.
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Watch this woman convert a van into a comfortable solar-powered home in 4 minutes (Video) This time-lapse video condenses months of work into mere minutes. We won’t give away all the details, but the best quirk of the project is the sink…!
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Micron sized onchip quantum dot lasers will enable faster communication and computing Researchers designed subwavelength micro-disk lasers (MDLs) as small as 1μm in diameter on exact (001) silicon, using colloidal lithography (dispersing silica colloidal beads as hard masks before etching the prepared QD material layers). Micron sized lasers are 1,000 times shorter in length, and 1 million times smaller than current onchip lasers. A group of scientists from Hong Kong University of
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This week’s picks for LA architecture and design events The longer days of summer are here in sunny SoCal. Curious where to find interesting architecture-related happenings in Los Angeles, or where other design-inclined folks are gathering in the Greater LA region? Archinect and Bustler compiled a snappy list of engaging lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions and ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other events around town worth
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Braven BRV-1M Bluetooth Speaker It’s small enough to strap on a bike or pack and packs enough punch to probably require cranking the volume down to half to avoid disturbing the peace. Even at that, the Braven BRV-1M Bluetooth Speaker has a few extra tricks up its sleeve. A rubberized impact-resistant frame also locks out water to IPX7 standards, meaning it’ll shrug off rainfall, splashes, or even submersion to one meter deep (f
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GE and Microsoft work together on IoT services in the cloud GE and Microsoft have teamed up to bring the industrial giant’s Predix platform-as-a-service offering to the Azure cloud, the two companies announced Monday. It’s a move that helps add to the portfolio of Internet of Things services available through Microsoft’s cloud platform, at a time when the company is pushing its service for IoT applications. The announcement came during Microsoft’s Worldwi
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The Razer Turret makes being a couch potato seem like a good thing We’re not trying to be lazy when we get home from work, but when you’ve already pushed yourself for ten or more hours, it’s just too taxing to do any more in a day. The moment the shoes come off and you get comfy, many of us end up with a controller or mouse and keyboard in our hands. Usually one or the other would delineate whether you’d be at a desk or on the couch, but thankfully we have all s
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Control Your Temper Around Rude People by Finding Their “Pin” When you’re surrounded by jerks, it’s hard to keep from turning into one yourself . To stay calm in the face of someone else’s tantrum, find their “pin.” http://lifehacker.com/how-to-avoid-t… This video from the School of Life discusses something we’ve written about before: dealing with rude people and not letting them change your own attitude and behavior. The video brings up an interesting conc
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Surgery found to increase risk of chronic opioid use, Stanford study finds A study of health insurance claims showed that patients undergoing 11 of the most common types of surgery were at an increased risk of becoming chronic users of opioid painkillers, say researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. read more
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Heart failure after first heart attack may increase cancer risk People who develop heart failure after their first heart attack have a greater risk of developing cancer when compared to first-time heart attack survivors without heart failure, according to a study today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology . read more
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Advertising by US cancer centers soars over the past decade, new analysis shows Cancer centers promoting their services dramatically increased their advertising spending from 2005 to 2014, with the bulk of the spending by for-profit organizations, according to the results of a newly published study.
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The Freaky Artificial Muscles on this Human Skeleton Are the Future of Robotics Using pneumatic pistons and servos to power robots makes them fast and strong, but also bulky and extremely heavy. No one is going to mistake ATLAS for a real human being . To eventually create humanoid-looking robots like the Terminator we need to mechanically replicate every part of the human anatomy—starting with the muscles. Read more…
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Null Island Minute Earth explains how poorly coded software can lead to the error it calls Null Island, in which unknown coordinates are replaced with 0º, 0º . On a related note, people with “Null” in their names can also get screwed by software . Hat Tip Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: The Science of Hallucinations Hack Attack Microorganisms Make Foods Tasty That Old Timey Accent The Zipf Myste
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These are the things you’re doing that cause hair loss A man’s mane is sacred. No wonder biblical figures like Samson became virtually powerless when shorn. Hair, after all, has always equated to strength. SEE ALSO: This inspiring hairdresser gives free haircuts to the homeless Things haven’t really changed from ancient times. In a new study by Dove Men + Care Hair, called “Real Life Test,” men have become more obsessed with their coifs tha
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Vitamin C and another drug may combine to limit smoking’s assault on lungs (credit: CDC ) Cigarette smoking causes emphysema, a disease characterized by serious structural damage to lung tissues. Smoke introduces oxidizing agents into the lung that activate inflammation and induce over-production of nitric oxide in lung tissues, leading to emphysema. A new paper published in PNAS shows that tobacco smoke exposure can be partly counteracted by doses of vitamin C and anot
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Canada’s National Parks Are Being Turned Into Theme Parks Canada’s prized national parks are being turned over to “theme park-like development,” as science and conservation take a back seat to marketing and commercial interests to lure in more tourists, says a new report from a national watchdog group. It puts the blame on Parks Canada , the government agency responsible for looking after these parks’ ecological integrity. Just look at Alberta
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Pokémon Go Is Secretly Teaching Americans the Metric System How many kilometers are in a mile? If you’re like most Americans, you have no fucking idea. But if you’re one of the millions of Americans playing Pokémon Go , you’re about to find out. For the uninitiated, Pokémon Go is an app that uses your phone’s GPS to detect where you are in the real world and make Pokémon “appear” in the game depending on your location. Players are encouraged to patrol nei
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Baton Rouge Protesters Flee to Private Property, Militarized Police Chase Them Off and Arrest Many A weekend of protests against the Baton Rouge police shooting of Alton Sterling has led to over 100 protesters and journalists being arrested in various locations around the city, as well as a series of viral images that seem to show an overmilitarized reaction by police to the protests. One of the most striking pieces of viral media to come out of the unrest is the camera-phone footage shot by E
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Cops Can Stop Harassing People, if Voters and Politicians Stop Pushing Laws That Make Them As police violence returns into the mainstream news cycle with the killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castle by cops as well as of 19-year-olds Pedro Villaneuva and Dylan Noble , and others, people struggle to find solutions to the problem or narratives about it that fit their pre-existing ideologies (though often missing that Black Lives Matter has released a comprehensive set of reform pol
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When kids learn to conserve energy, their behavior also spreads to parents Girl Scouts and their parents reported increases in energy-saving behaviors, such as turning off power strips at night and washing clothes in cold water, after the children participated in an intervention program, according to a study.
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Insurance mandates lead to more children diagnosed and treated for autism spectrum disorder State mandates requiring commercial health plans to cover the cost of services for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have resulted in an increased number of children being diagnosed and treated for ASD, according to new research.
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Genetic architecture of type 2 diabetes explored New research from a large international team of scientists offers a more complete picture of the genes responsible for type 2 diabetes, demonstrating that previously identified common alleles shared by many in the world are the biggest culprits — not the less common variants some scientists had hypothesized might play a large role in who gets the disease.
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Microsoft plots Project Scorpio trade-up programs for Xbox One owners One of the most exciting things Microsoft revealed at E3 2016 was its new console, which for now has the working name of Project Scorpio. This new machine promises to bridge the gap between consoles and PCs even further, offering up 4K resolutions at 60 frames per second and support for virtual reality. That’s all well and good, but what … Continue reading
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2D perovskite solar cells break new efficiency record ‘Ruddlesden–Popper’ devices have a photovoltaic efficiency as high as 12.52%, are photostable and resistant to heat and humidity.
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A status report on our digital freedom People are fascinated by the relationship between free will and a pre-destined path. This relationship has never been more interesting than in today’s digital world, where the ultimate goal of most companies is to personalize their web content based on your demographic data and known preferences. Read More
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Radar and signal processing versus Stealth Planes Russia is putting up more radar stations for detecting stealth planes. What’s perhaps most impressive about Russia’s Sunflower radar isn’t its ability to detect stealth fighters, but its comparative compactness. Many low-frequency radars installations are huge and power-intensive — and big, fat targets during a shooting war. Sunflower, by contrast, is small and portable, according to media reports
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Samsung sound bars deliver Atmos without all the setup, now available for pre-order 3D-surround sound might just be the best thing since, well, surround sound, but full multi-speaker Dolby Atmos systems might be more than some people want to deal with setting up. Aiming to provide a solution to this problem, Samsung introduced a pair of Atmos sound bars at CES this year, and when we got to spend some time with one of them in April, we were fairly impressed with what we saw. Rela
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Weathered oil in Gulf of Mexico may threaten development of fish embryos and larvae The Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill, in which nearly three million barrels of crude oil got released in 2010 into the northern Gulf of Mexico, is the worst oil disaster in US history, contaminating the spawning habitats for many fishes. A research team led by an environmental scientist at the University of California, Riverside has now found that ultraviolet light is changing the structure of th
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Using ‘chemical origami’ to generate customisable, high-value chemicals from plants Following the discovery of a new and very valuable enzyme which folds linear molecules into different shapes, scientists at the John Innes Centre are building a ‘triterpene machine’ which will enable them to custom-build valuable chemical compounds called triterpenes and produce them in large, cost-effective quantities. Working with the pharmaceutical, agricultural and biotechnology industries, th
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Sources, occurrence rate of groundwater methane in Colorado’s Denver-Julesburg Basin The rate of groundwater contamination due to natural gas leakage from oil and gas wells has remained largely unchanged in northeastern Colorado’s Denver-Julesburg Basin since 2001, according to a new University of Colorado Boulder study based on public records and historical data.
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Crop roots enact austerity measures during drought to bank water With a growing world population and a changing climate, understanding how agriculturally important plants respond to drought is crucial. New work from a team led by Carnegie’s José Dinneny discovers a strategy employed by grasses in drought conditions that could potentially be harnessed to improve crop productivity. It is published by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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Science Coffee Modern Pour-Over Stand Coffee aficionados and gadget geeks who enjoy their morning pour-over enough that their brewing implements deserve a countertop “parking spot” of their own will appreciate Science Coffee’s beautiful Modern Pour-Over Stand. It’s a precision-machined aluminum stand for brewing with virtually any cone dripper — such as the Hario V60 , Kalita Wave , or the Osaka — or with an AeroPress. It sports the
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Scientist explores the likelihood of complex life existing elsewhere in the universe If the origin of life is common on other worlds, the universe should be a cosmic zoo full of complex multicellular organisms. Dirk Schulze-Makuch, a Washington State University astrobiologist, uses the evolution of Earth life as a model to predict what humans might find living on distant planets and moons in a new paper published in the journal Life.
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True impact of global diabetes epidemic is vastly underestimated There may be more than 100 million people with diabetes globally than previously thought, a landmark paper now outlines. The prevalence of global diabetes has been seriously underestimated by at least 25 per cent, the paper suggests.
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News: Bustler’s editor picks for architecture & design events: Los Angeles, July 11-18 The longer days of summer are here in sunny SoCal. Wondering where other design-inclined folks are gathering in Los Angeles? Bustler has compiled a snappy list of thought-provoking lectures, upcoming exhibitions as well as ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other noteworthy happenings around town that are not to be missed. Check back regularly at the start of the week to stay up
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Walmart takes on Amazon’s Prime Day with five days of free shipping For the next five days, Walmart will offer free shipping on all orders with no minimum purchase price, and is rolling out discounts on a host of products across its online store. The promotion comes just a day before Amazon’s second annual Prime Day, during which Prime subscribers gain access to hundreds of deals. Unlike Prime Day, which is limited to Prime subscribers, the five days of free ship
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A Guide to Architect Terms and Phrases What the heck is a bumwad? Architecture boasts a language all its own. From construction terms to office tools to lofty lingo like “spatiality,” it’s easy to feel left in the dark if you lack an architecture degree. To help avoid confusion and head-scratching, here’s a comprehensive list of the most important words to familiarize yourself with before you sit down and chat with your arch
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Bin Laden’s son threatens revenge against the U.S. Hamza bin Laden, who is purportedly one of late al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden’s sons, issued a message over the weekend threatening revenge against the U.S. for the assassination of his father. In a video released by As-Sahab, the organization’s media arm, Hamza bin Laden tells Americans they are accountable for the decisions of their leaders, the Associated Press reports, and insists that al-Q
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Where’s my dang phone? New optical illusion rings a bell with internet – CNET Can you spot the mobile phone located somewhere on an elaborately detailed carpet?
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No Man’s Sky’s 18 quintillion planets take up just 6GB on disc – CNET Hello Games reveals what’s on the No Man’s Sky disc.
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South African twins charged over plot to bomb US embassy, Jewish targets South African authorities have charged twin brothers who were arrested over the weekend on suspicion of plotting a terrorist attack on the US embassy and Jewish targets in the capital Pretoria and planning to go to Syria and join Islamic State. Read Full Article at RT.com
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After 12 years seeking H-1B reform, Rep. Pascrell tries again In 2005, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) introduced an H-1B reform bill that picked up just five co-sponsors. The bill went nowhere, but he didn’t give up. The “Defend the American Dream Act” returned in 2007 . It didn’t advance, however. Pascrell tried again in 2010 with another H-1B reform bill, which joined the others in the legislative graveyard. To read this article in full or to
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Conceptual home for couples designed to split into two halves after divorce This floating house is designed by Amsterdam-based Studio OBA to break apart, so unhappily married occupants can cast their spouses adrift. (more…)
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Verizon Completes Its Radio Specs for 5G, Pushing Its Agenda For Global Standard Down the Line Roger Cheng, reporting for CNET: The reality of 5G, wireless connectivity that’s faster than our speediest home internet service, is years away. But that isn’t stopping Verizon from making its presence felt now. The nation’s largest wireless carrier said Monday it has worked out the radio specifications for its 5G deployment with its vendor partners, providing a common blueprint for everyone regar
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Flying an Airbus A380 like a fighter jet – CNET To fly the world’s largest airliner you need courage, patience and the skill to master a small control stick.
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Bubble Lick Edible Bubbles Like something from the mind of Willy Wonka, these floating bubbles are fully edible. Just mix the solution with your favorite drink – soda, cold-brew coffee, booze, and you’ve got delicious tasting bubbles. Best used away from fancy fabrics to avoid stains. Pack of 6 bottles. Link Price: ~$18 More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: No related posts.
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New Robotic Furniture System Transforms Tiny Apartments Making studio living more than bearable Today, designer Yves Behar of fuseproject and the MIT Media Lab unveiled Ori , a new line of furniture solutions billed as the first “intelligent, responsive systems combining robotics, architecture, and design.” What does that mean exactly? Well, remember all the magical transforming tiny apartments we’ve seen, with movable walls and multifunctio
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Creative Currency, post-Brexit: Mark Middleton of Grimshaw weighs the good and bad for UK firms as split with EU looms, on One-to-One #30 Mark Middleton, partner at Grimshaw in London, has been facing the Brexit decision’s aftermath like many of his architecture-compatriots —with positive pragmatism. While prominent architecture and design professionals lent their support to the “Remain” campaign , they now have little choice but to #keepcalmandcarryon, while carefully reevaluating how ties with the European Union could a
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Ukulele, omnichord, kalimba and the girl | Felicia Bozóky | TEDxDanubia Our brains and senses needed this enchanting performance by the time Felicia entered the stage. She cast a spell on the audience effortlessly. Exotic instruments and a transcendent voice: Felicia Bozóky performs on stage at TEDxDanubia 2016. Raised in Sweden but born in Hungary, Felicia Bozóky dedicated her life to music and medicine. After her medical studies and her trainings in Mexico and Sout
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Relativistic electrons trapped within graphene quantum dots New way to confine and control Dirac fermions could help make better nanoscale devices
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HomeAdvisor helps you take immediate action when you need home services The sheer number of things that can go wrong in a household can be overwhelming, and finding someone to provide home services can be just as stressful. There are ways, however, to streamline the process. Digital Trends spoke to Emily Sherman, director of business development of HomeAdvisor , during CE Week 2016, and she explained how the company quickly connects homeowners with contractors. With
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Science finds fingerprints on Earth of distant exploding stars – CNET New research finds prehistoric climate change and even a speeding of evolution on Earth could be blamed in part on the death of a (very) distant star.
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RunGo Gives Turn-By-Turn Directions For Scenic and Creative Jogging Routes Android/iOS: It can be tricky to stay on the right path when you’re trying a new running route. RunGo solves that problem with turn-by-turn directions. They offer city tours that pass by scenic and historic locations, and even a few fun shapes, like the Darth Vader face above. You can also create your own. RunGo’s featured routes include this tour of the National Mall in Washington, DC, and this
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UTSA professor’s study describes new strategies for investigating microbial outbreaks In a new study published in Frontiers in Microbiology, Mark Eppinger, assistant professor in the Department of Biology at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) describes innovative strategies to track disease-causing pathogens like E. coli . Eppinger hopes his research will aid in halting and preventing large-scale outbreaks. read more
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Engineered human colon model could aid in cancer research Genetic mutations are a major cause of cancer, and tracking the role of each gene in cancer pathogenesis has long been an important tool in the fight against a disease that is expected to kill more than 1.6 million people this year. read more
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Another powerful nanoengine remembered A nanocrystal ram is sandwiched between two MWNT lever arms. On one nanotube a metal particle serves as an atom reservoir that can source or sink atoms to or from the nanocrystal ram. The nanotube conveys the thermally excited atoms between the atom reservoir and ram. Credit: Regan et al. 2005 Nano Letters DOI: 10.1021/nl0510659 Last month we posted a report of a powerful new type of nanoengine,
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2016 World Architecture Festival shortlist, James Corner’s ICEBERGS, and more in this week’s competition + event recap At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on the newly redesigned Bustler from the previous week that are worth checking out. Here’s recap #116 for the week of July 5-8, 2016. Cool off in James Corner’s ICEBERGS, now open at The National Building Museum The Museum’s Summer Block Party is back
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US to send 560 more troops to Iraq to retake ISIS stronghold More US troops are on the way to Iraq to aid the country’s armed forces in the upcoming offensive against the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul, US Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced during a surprise visit to the country. Read Full Article at RT.com
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We Need a Different, Better Conversation on Race and Public Policy In a series of recent highly publicized and criticized appearances, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has criticized Black Lives Matter (BLM) for not caring about murders of African Americans unless they are committed by police. Over the weekend on Fox News’ Fox & Friends and CBS’s Face the Nation, he discussed how the vast majority of homicides of blacks are committed by criminals of
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19 Democratic Senators Submit Climate Change “Web of Denial” Concurrent Resolution Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and 18 other democratic senators have introduced a concurrent resolution aimed at “expressing the sense of Congress relating to the disapproval of certain activities of certain companies, trade associations, foundations, and organizations.” The resolution denounces the tobacco and lead industries for misleading the public about the safety of their produc
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Dragon’s Blood Medicinal Tree Sap The Croton lechleri bleeds to save you from cuts, bacteria, acne, wrinkles, and receding gums. At least if you believe the loooong list of indications that come with each bottle of Dragon’s Blood. Dragon’s Blood is a striking red resin or sap obtainable from a few different plant species that has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine as an anti-fungal, anti-microbial, anti-bacterial trea
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Stair of the week creates a Jenga-like office Belgian architects build a tower in a barn. But my, it uses a lot of lumber.
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This is the robot Dallas police used to kill shooter We now know exactly which robot was used to deliver an explosive device and kill Micah Xavier Johnson who, police say, killed five police officers and wounded 7 others in a shooting spree last week. When the Dallas Police Department made the fateful decision last week to use a bomb disposal robot to deliver an explosive that ended up killing Johnson, they may have changed the course of robotic po
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Remarkable photo of young woman’s arrest becomes the iconic image of the Black Lives Matter protests To some people on social media, the photo of a woman peacefully protesting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, bares an uncanny resemblance to the iconic image of Tank Man — the unidentified man whose photo was taken during the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. More details: http://on.mash.to/29rMN0I Read more… More about Standalone Featured , Protesters , Protest , Louisiana , and Real Time
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Supercomputers fire lasers to shoot gamma ray beam Supercomputer simulations have shown scientists a new way to generate controlled beam of gamma rays from lasers. Nearly one million CPU hours on Stampede and Lonestar HPC systems were needed for the particle-in-cell simulation. The Texas Petawatt Laser will use the simulations to guide experimental verification later in 2016. Gamma ray production would make possible basic science research and bene
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What’s Up With All Those New Use Models On An Emulator? Lauro Rizzatti, Alex Starr, Guy Hutchison, and Rick Leatherman discuss the status quo of new emulation approaches and deployment modes.
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Four Signs Someone Is About to Quit (And What To Do To Get Them To Stay) Studies show that a third of employees are looking to change jobs. Here’s how to get your best ones to stick around. It can be disappointing when an employee gives notice—especially when he or she is an asset to your company. But chances are someone in your company is planning to leave sometime soon. One third of U.S. workers hope to change jobs in the next six months, according to a study by the
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Several reported dead in courthouse shooting in Michigan Several people have been killed in a shooting at Berrien County Courthouse in southwest Michigan, according to local media. Two bailiffs from the court and the shooter are believed to be dead following the incident, WWMT reports , which began shortly after 2:30 p.m. local time. Michigan State Police secured the area at around 3:30 p.m. local time, according to Michigan Governor Rick Snyder. Foota
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DIY LEGO RC Monowheel LEGO designer Jason Allemann is working on a remote-controlled monowheel. Initially a proof-of-concept for a LEGO BB-8, Jason is using a pair of Power Functions motors and a counterweight to propel and steer the toy. Hat Tip Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: DIY RC Hot Rod DIY Rick & Morty Portal Gun Tyco Terra Climber Bricks Before LEGO Dude Perfect: R/C Edition
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We spoke to the US veteran who took a break fighting ISIS to catch Squirtle Like a lot of 26-year-old Americans, Louis Park grew up with Pokémon . He watched the TV show and played the video games, and when a bunch of his friends downloaded Pokémon Go he naturally decided to try it himself. However, unlike most people enjoying Nintendo’s latest smash hit, Park has an unusual day job: fighting ISIS alongside the Peshmerga in Iraq. “Daesh, come challenge me to a pokém
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Only 1/3 of Americans agree with FBI’s decision not to recommend charging Clinton A majority of Americans believe that the FBI should have recommended charges against Hillary Clinton for her handling of classified emails while secretary of state, according to a new poll. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Does the Market Care Who Wins the White House? Our presidential election is a choice between a socialist-leaning, anti-free-trade, tax-and-spend Democrat, Hillary Clinton, and a reckless, anti-free-trade Republican, Donald Trump, who has been running around criticizing Hillary Clinton as too pro-Wall Street. So why is the stock market, which measures the expectations of future earnings by American businesses, soaring? There are at least three
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Sacrificing To Combat Climate Change Should Begin with a Ban of A/C in DC If charity begins at home, maybe self-sacrifice to prevent or mitigate climate change should too. In USA Today , Instapundit’s Glenn Reynolds has a column outlining small, sensible steps that federal politicos and Hollywood big-wigs could take to reduce their Peggy Hill-sized carbon footprints . Among the obvious: Ban EPA bureaucrats from flying home every weekend to places such as Boston and Ind
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Silk-Based Tissue Chip Provides Promise for Drug Testing and Implantable Devices Researchers funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) have created a new type of tissue chip that can be more widely used for drug testing. Engineering the chips as a silk gel circumvents many of the problems with existing devices and could potentially be an implantable treatment itself.
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Engineering Researchers Strive to Create Cheaper, More Efficient Third-Generation Solar Cells A humming laboratory is birthing tiny solar cells – the first such devices created on campus – as Kennesaw State University researchers strive to develop better photovoltaic technologies.
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Playful cows unravel hay bale like kids unrolling toilet paper You probably don’t think of cows as playful animals. This clip from Oak Harbor, Washington, however, will destroy that notion. With a little help from a human, a group of excited cows was spotted rolling a giant hay bale down a hill — using their heads, of course. We’re sure the farmer is going to truly love picking up all that hay, but at least there’s this adorable video to show for it. Snoop D
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Watch a hydraulic press get the last bit of toothpaste and ketchup – CNET See the awe-inspiring crushing power of a hydraulic press squeeze an impressive amount of condiment and toothpaste out of seemingly empty containers.
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Dell XPS 12 4K Hybrid Hits New Price Low this Week in Deals Dell XPS 12 4K Hybrid Hits New Price Low this Week in Deals Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site Looking for a high end laptop / tablet hybrid that won’t break the bank? If you want the latest 4K displays on the market be prepared to spend over $1,000 – unless you know where to look. Today a hot offer showed up on the 2015 released Dell XPS 12. This 12-inch laptop/tablet hybrid sports a hig
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Microsoft gives thumbs up to Intel’s latest graphics drivers for Surface Pro 4, Book Back in June, Intel released new drivers for its integrated graphics installed in a number of its Core, Core M, Pentium, Celeron, and Xeon E3-1500M v5 family of processors ( pdf ). Intel said the new driver set fixed numerous problems causing hangs, crashes, and graphical corruptions previously experienced in applications and PC games. Now Microsoft has given these new Intel HD Graphics drivers t
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Teaching black men to code against the backdrop of police killings of black men GUEST: Last week I helped to kick off Delaware State University’s inaugural Android Bootcamp as lead instructor. I welcomed a total of 13 students, with little to no programming experience, with the intent of teaching programming and Android fundamentals. The program, hosted by historically black college Delaware State University (DelState), is mostly composed of black men, ranging in age from 18
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Gartner: Global PC shipments fell 5.2% in Q2 2016, seventh quarter of decline in a row The PC market continues to slowly but surely decline. Both Gartner and IDC have found PC shipments were down globally, again. Gartner estimates worldwide PC shipments fell 5.2 percent to 64.3 million units in Q2 2016, the seventh consecutive quarter of PC shipment declines. The only good news was that PC shipments in North America increased for the first time in five quarters. The top six vendors
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The new Space VR app makes Microsoft’s vision of a virtual HoloLens office a reality—now If you thought Microsoft’s vision of the holographic office was cool, you might be happy to know that you can already work on a version of it today—just not using the Microsoft HoloLens. Chinese developer Pygmal Technologies recently released a free beta of Space (also known as Space-VR), an app for either the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive. Like what Microsoft showed on stage at its Worldwide Partn
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Using picture-in-picture on your Mac Watching a video on a Mac while doing other things can be tricky. In some situations, having a small media player window floating in the corner is the best option; in other cases, you may use Split View to keep the video visible. Both of these solutions are annoying, though, and you’ve probably looked at iOS 9’s picture-in-picture feature with … Continue reading
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The First In-Flight TV Entertainment Sounds Pretty Boring The first TV broadcast on an airplane (December 1939) History was made when the first in-flight movie was screened over Chicago in 1921 . But it wasn’t until 1939 that passengers were treated to the first in-flight TV. What was playing on the boob-tube in the sky? Live footage of their own plane, oddly enough. RCA and United Airlines staged a fun little publicity stunt in December of 1939 when th
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Not even physics can stop Corsair’s latest cooling fans Not satisfied with your noisy old PC cooling fan? Then consider upgrading to Corsair’s latest ML-series fans, which use maglev technology in order to bend the very forces of physics to your PC-cooling will. With earlier, now outdated models, wear was caused by friction from the rapid rotation of the fan, which also generated noise and heat. However, the ML-series magnetically suspends the fan bla
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NASA to test faster, cleaner and quieter X-57 electric aircraft NASA is planning tests of an experimental electric aeroplane , which it believes could lead to reduced flight times and carbon emissions for future air travel (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Gulf Stream slowdown to spare Europe from worst of climate change Europe will be spared the worst economic impacts of climate change by a slowing down of the Gulf Stream, new research predicts. read more
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If life can make it here, it can make it anywhere If the origin of life is common on other worlds, the universe should be a cosmic zoo full of complex multicellular organisms. read more
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CEBU BRT As a part of the Philippines’ first Bus Rapid Transit system, Cebu needed a system of modular stations that responded to the local context while projecting the future of new Cebu. We designed a roof and canopy structure borne out of one folding operation whereby the horizontal and vertical surfaces are geometrically matched to create bus stations, with an alternating spatial bias for loading pass
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New York’s answer to the Zika virus: Bats Bats have been feared and maligned throughout history, especially when they’re not also men. Despite this, bats have always been an important natural way of keeping the insect population in check. With fears […]
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Upgrade to a 4K, HDR-Enabled Samsung TV For Under $600 Samsung UN60KU6300 50-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV , $590 Your next TV really should have HDR support , and this 2016 Samsung 4K fits the bill for $590 . http://gizmodo.com/sonys-new-tv-t… http://sploid.gizmodo.com/check-out-the-… http://gizmodo.com/the-future-of-… That’s still a little expensive (though not too extravagant for a 50″ set), but it gets you a great upscaling engine, local dim
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You Can Now Jailbreak Just About Any Kindle Jailbreaking a Kindle comes with a variety of benefits, including installing custom screensavers and software, but most recently the availability of the jailbreak has been restricted to a small handful of firmware. Now, its seeing a much wider release. The new jailbreak basically requires you to roll back to the factory firmware for your Kindle model, copy over the jailbreak file, run a command o
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Spill-Proof Spinning Wine Glasses: Aura Glass is currently Kickstarting a drinking vessel for klutzes and tipsy people For those among us who are klutzy, prone to having one-too-many wines or own white furniture, Aura Glass’ new endeavor might be a saving grace from teetering stemware. Currently funding on Kickstarter, their new spill-proof wine glasses roll around…… Continue Reading…
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The Best Siri Alternative for Seniors: Assistant AI I’m twenty-four. I grew up with the Internet, and I have a computer science degree. I write about technology for a living. Some might use the cringeworthy term “digital native” to describe me, although I certainly wouldn’t. An unfortunate consequence of this is I’m seen as the official on-call technology expert for my extended family. It’s not unheard of for my weekend to be punctuated by someone
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The end of free Windows 10 upgrades may boost PC sales Microsoft will end its free Windows 10 upgrade program on July 29, possibly giving an unexpected boost to PC shipments in the second half this year, according to IDC. Buyers may opt to buy a new Windows 10 PCs instead of upgrading existing PCs with a paid version of the OS. Many businesses are evaluating Windows 10 and could also upgrade. Windows 10 hasn’t helped boost PC shipments so far. Instea
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Novel peptide protects cognitive function after mild traumatic brain injury Whether at school, in car accidents, on the sports field or the battlefield, mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is a common part of our lives. It is especially frequent among children, athletes, and the elderly. Now, scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have shown that a single dose of a new molecule they developed can effectively protect the brain from inflammation, cell death, and c
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Is traumatic brain injury associated with late-life neurodegenerative conditions? Traumatic brain injury (TBI) with loss of consciousness was not associated with late-life mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer disease or dementia but it appeared to be associated with increased risk for other neurodegenerative and neuropathologic findings, according to a new article published online by JAMA Neurology . read more
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Link found between traumatic brain injury and Parkinson’s, but not Alzheimer’s Traumatic brain injury (TBI) with a loss of consciousness (LOC) may be associated with later development of Parkinson’s disease but not Alzheimer’s disease or incident dementia, according to a study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the University of Washington School of Medicine. The research, published today in JAMA Neurology , contradicts common assumptions about the
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Germs add ripples to make ‘groovy’ graphene Graphene, a two-dimensional wonder-material composed of a single layer of carbon atoms linked in a hexagonal chicken-wire pattern, has attracted intense interest for its phenomenal ability to conduct electricity. Now University of Illinois at Chicago researchers have used rod-shaped bacteria – precisely aligned in an electric field, then vacuum-shrunk under a graphene sheet – to introduce nanosca
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Who’s The Best Pick Among Trump’s B-List VP Choices? In this week’s politics chat , we weigh the pluses and minuses of Donald Trump’s potential vice-presidential picks. The transcript below has been lightly edited. micah ( Micah Cohen , politics editor): Let’s start with the basics: Harry, who’s on Trump’s VP shortlist? harry ( Harry Enten , senior political writer): Reportedly , it’s: Mike Pence, the governor of Indiana; Chris Christie, the govern
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Deadly shooting at courthouse in US state of Michigan A US inmate at a Michigan courthouse shot and killed two court officers and wounded a sheriff’s deputy Monday during a struggle to escape before responding officers returned fire and killed him, officials said.
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Amazon’s Daily Deal is one of our favorite Bluetooth wireless sports earbuds – CNET Amazon is running a half-price sale on the Jaybird X2 today, a popular wireless sports headphone model with a tough design that’s sweat-resistant and boasts an 8-hour battery.
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IMEC, ARM Collaborate on 7nm Design Processor intellectual property licensor ARM Holdings plc (Cambridge, England) has signed up to the INSITE collaborative research program on design at nanoelectroics research institute IMEC (Leuven, Belgium).
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Through the Prisma of dissent: Baton Rouge protester, Turkey’s lady in red and riot kissers Ieshia Evans fearlessly standing her ground before a wall of armed police in Baton Rouge may come to be one of the defining images of the Black Lives Matter movement in the US. Read Full Article at RT.com
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You can play Pokémon Go on a Chromebook Pokémon Go, the mobile app that’s reignited the cult of Pokémon for millions of berserk, smartphone-wielding fans, works on Chromebooks. But only certain Chromebooks — those that already support Android apps and the Google Play Store. GamesBeat got it running on Acer’s 2015 Chromebook Flip . Sort of. Here’s your step-by-step guide. Step 1: Rationalize Why on earth would anyone want to run Pokémon
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GM sees self-driving cars as gradual rollout General Motors believes in autonomous vehicles as a safer mode of transport, and expects the technology to come more quickly than most people think, a top executive said Monday.
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Can the Airbnb regulatory nightmare be solved with more tech? Sharing economy startups like Airbnb and Uber have gone nuclear to defend their business model, suing city governments or shuttering their services entirely when they don’t get their way. Airbnb recently sued the City of San Francisco over legislation that would require Airbnb to boot hosts off its platform if they don’t register with the city. Uber and Lyft haven’t had… Read More
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It’s the right time for a Nintendo phone Nintendo has traditionally been steadfast in its dedication to hardware, even as rival consoles have out-performed, out-exclusived, and eventually out-sold it in the process. It’s taken the company years to concede that yes, smartphone gaming and leveraging the value of its game IP might be a good way of making money, and sure enough Nintendo’s stock price has soared as … Continue reading
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Amazon’s Seattle spheres will have employee ‘treehouses’ You’ve probably seen Amazon’s work-in-progress spherical Seattle biodomes by this point — they’re essentially large glass spheres with a somewhat angular frame, and at least per the renders that have been released, they’ll be gorgeous to look at upon completion. The company plans to fill these domes with thousands of plant species, turning them into a veritable earthy paradise for … Continue rea
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Siemann Graduate Fellowships Help Advance Accelerator Research Four graduate students working on innovative accelerator technologies at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have been awarded Robert H. Siemann Graduate Fellowships in Physics. Established in memory of long-time SLAC accelerator physicist and Stanford faculty member Robert Siemann, the fellowship provides funding to outstanding graduate student
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GOP Platform Vows To Protect U.S. From A Fantasy Weapon Military An EMP is an EMPty threat EMPs are less scary than the nukes that produce them.
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NASA and Lego team up to get you excited about space exploration During the summer months, learning is often the furthest thing from kids’ minds. NASA knows how to get them back on track, though: by teaming up with Lego. NASA and Lego have just […]
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Hands-on review: Beelink BT7 Mini PC If there’s something peculiar about the Beelink BT7, it’s not the device itself but the box it comes in. You see, the container is highly reminiscent of the box which the Intel NUC (next unit of computing) mini PCs nestle inside. We would go as far to say that the box is a faithful reproduction of Intel’s packaging. At any rate, inside said box, Beelink includes not just this palm-sized PC but al
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Automotive Memory: Still a Niche Market? Micron’s latest SLC NAND is aimed at embedded application uses including connected cars, but although automotive is sexy, as a memory segment it’s never going to be that large: it comes down to the volume of vehicles built every year.
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Amazon Prime Day: the best deals Today is the second annual Amazon Prime Day , which means two things. The first is that in the future, we will have international holidays that are actual exclusive branded events — woe betide those who forget to re-up their Christmas subscriptions in December. The second is that if you’re currently paying for Amazon Prime, or you’re able to sign up for the 30-day free trial period Amazon offers,
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giant motion-activated media reacts to passersby in washington DC office building inside terrell place, ESI design has realized a 1,700 square foot reactive installation that captures the bustling pulse of the building. The post giant motion-activated media reacts to passersby in washington DC office building appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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For skull-embedded brain window, the benefits are becoming clear Earlier this year, scientists made news by embedding a transparent window into the head of a fruit fly to be able to monitor its thoughts. But researchers elsewhere have been working on developing a transparent window to the human brain since 2013. Now two new studies have bolstered the concept’s feasibility. .. Continue Reading For skull-embedded brain window, the benefits are becoming clear Cat
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Focus On Doing Just One Thing Better When You Get Turned Down for a Job The rejection of being turned down for a job hurts, and it can send you into a frenzy wondering what you did wrong. Instead of losing sleep over all the little things, pick just one that might increase your chances of landing the job next time and work on it. Getting turned down can be caused by a lot of things, many of which are out of your control. Still, you can probably list some things that
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Lockheed, could you spare a dime? Pentagon seeks F-35 savings The US Department of Defense is looking to trim the fat from the F-35 fighter program, hoping to lower the price of the next-gen jet by $1.5 million apiece by 2019 and shave off $4 billion from a program with an estimated $1 trillion lifetime cost. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Wisconsin becomes the latest state to float ‘Blue Lives Matter’ bill Wisconsin became the latest state to float a ‘Blue Lives Matter’ bill to make targeting law enforcement officers a hate crime Monday. The proposal was announced by Rep. David Steffen, a Green Bay Republican, just days after five officers were killed by a gunman in Dallas on Thursday night. It sees Wisconsin joining several other states — including Kentucky and Florida —discussing similar bills. T
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Researcher proposes method for growing brain cells in 3D A new method has been proposed that could allow scientists to develop a “3D brain-on-a-chip .” Something which could offer researchers a new platform to develop a far better understanding of how brain cells react to medication in a real setting. While 3D cell culturing isn’t new, it’s not currently used in neuroscience, which still takes place in two-dimensions, in a petri dish. Bart Sc
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MIT Says Their Anonymity Network Is More Secure Than Tor An anonymous reader writes from a report via PC Magazine: Following the recent vulnerabilities in Tor, researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne have been working on a new anonymity network that they say is more secure than Tor. While the researchers are planning to present their new system, dubbed Riffle, at the P
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Sorry, astronauts: You can’t play ‘Pokémon Go’ in space While the whole world seems to be totally obsessed with Pokémon Go , at least six people aren’t going to have the chance to try out the augmented reality gaming sensation anytime soon. According to NASA, the six crew members living and working on the International Space Station won’t be able to play the app-based smartphone game — which involves hunting the Earth for rare Pokémon by walking aroun
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Japan Airlines takes Hololens into the sky for augmented training Microsoft published a blog post on Monday revealing that Japan Airlines (JAL) created two proof-of-concept programs using the HoloLens headset. One program is dedicated to flight crew trainees seeking a co-pilot position, and one program is designed for engine mechanics needing supplemental training. Essentially, HoloLens eliminates the need for old-school videos and printouts of cockpit panel in
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Ori robotic furniture turns small studio apartments into roomy living spaces When it comes to studio apartments, renters and owners tend to sacrifice want for necessity and functionality to get the most out of a typically diminutive space. To help studio apartment-goers get the most out of their tiny abodes, an MIT Media Lab spinoff by the name of Ori has just introduced an innovative new line of robotic furniture geared towards getting the most out of small spaces. So in
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Sprint seems to have put an end to its Galaxy Forever leasing program If you were planning to get either the Samsung Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge on Sprint, you may now have one less way of doing that, as the carrier seems to have silently removed the Galaxy Forever leasing program, reports FierceWireless . Announced alongside both phones, Galaxy Forever allowed customers who were leasing either the Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge to upgrade to a new Galaxy phone the mo
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Tie a Tie In a Few Seconds With This Hand Looping Trick If you want to tie a tie quick, this trick gets it done in about five seconds without needing anything or anyone to tie the knot around. This video from the Hacks World YouTube channel demonstrates a clever and freakishly fast way to get a tie ready for prime time. Loop the tie completely around your left hand three times, then pinch all the fabric together and hold it with your right hand. Pull
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#AllLivesDidntMatter: Twitter trend challenges opponents of Black Lives Matter Black Lives Matter has proven to be an effective name for the movement now entering its fourth year. However, to answer their opponents who counter with “all lives matter,” the hashtag #AllLivesDidntMatter was used on Twitter. And it went viral. Read Full Article at RT.com
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How Evolutionary Theory Explains Gun Violence in America Humans like to believe evolution implies progress. As Stephen Jay Gould notes, Darwin warned of this misunderstanding. We may be better at adapting to our present, regrettable circumstances. Read More
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Someone on Craigslist is selling a level 20 Pokémon Go account for $100 Want to participate in the cultural moment that is Pokémon Go ? You could read our how-to guide and dedicate dozens of hours and potentially tens of dollars to the hobby, gradually discovering its secrets, making new friends, and finding new favorite local spots in your jaunts across town. Or you could just buy a plush account off Craiglist. For $100, an anonymous user claims to be selling a &quo
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Hands-on: EditorsKeys Final Cut Pro X backlit keyboard [Video] I’ve been using Final Cut Pro X on a regular basis since it debuted back in June of 2011. With five years under my belt, I feel pretty comfortable navigating around the interface, utilizing custom keyboard shortcuts, and all of the other benefits that come with being intimately familiar with a piece of software. If you’ve read any of my previous posts about Final Cut Pro X, you’ve probably conclu
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US racial tension and the rise of the smartphone Nick Bryant reports on heightened racial tensions in the US.
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Air Force’s Pathfinder program slowed by legal questions WASHINGTON – The U.S. Air Force’s latest attempt at finding new ways of buying bandwidth from commercial satellite operators is bogged down by legal questions, delaying the next step in a program aimed at helping the Pentagon and industry work more closely together. As part of its Pathfinder program, the Air Force had planned to experiment with the prelaunch purchase of a full transponder on a co
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Self-driving cars are really coming, whether we’re ready or not GUEST: I am sure that the naysayers warned about the lethal damage that fire could do when the technology was first invented. Yes, it could cook meat and keep us warm, but it could also burn down forests. These are the debates we are having today about self-driving cars. If that wasn’t bad enough, there are academic experts who insist that the technology is still 60 years away; that “fully automa
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Dinosaurs More Likely Cooed Than Roared Do you hear that sound? It’s 65 million years ago and there’s a dinosaur calling out through the wilds. But it’s not a roar. Instead new research says that sound would probably be better described as a “coo” or a “mumble.” Read more…
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Revising the city in the aftermath of violence A mass shooting scenario changes the function of every object in the built environment. […] The buildings themselves, the fabric of the city, ends up not mattering so much. In fact, sometimes it becomes a kind of enemy. […] Americans aren’t going to rebuild their cities to accommodate the possibility of violence. The people who protect the people in those cities will just have to learn to see
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Cisco unveils three DNA network security technologies Cisco has announced three new security applications that will form part of its Digital Network Architecture for embedding security software solutions within network infrastructure.
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Baton Rouge protestor in viral photo: ‘I am a vessel’ Her stance, that of calm poise in the face of an intimidating row of armored cops, caught the eye of photographer Jonathan Bachman on Saturday and the resulting image has since been splashed on news sites across the globe. Now, the woman, captured during a Black Lives Matter protest in Baton Rouge in a photograph some are likening to the snap of the Tiananmen Square stand-off in Beijing in 1989,
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Star Wars Home / White Interior Design © HighliteImages Architects: White Interior Design Location: Taipei, Taiwan Area: 132.0 sqm Project Year: 2016 Photographs: HighliteImages © HighliteImages “Everyone lived a child,” the designer with the “Star Wars” elements to meet the dreams and innocence owner in mind, to create a happy space scene, to let homeowners dream world beyond reality to give achieve. The open spac
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Seamless and Grubhub now let you more specifically complain about restaurants Seamless and Grubhub are revamping their restaurant ratings system today to let reviewers provide a bit more detail. After ordering food, you’ll now be able to rate a restaurant based on three things: how accurately it estimated delivery time, how accurate the order was, and how good the food was. It should be a big help in discerning whether a restaurant is actually bad or if some hungry diners
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Microwave Canned Frosting in Short Bursts to Make It Easy to Spread Frosting is delicious, but straight out of the can, it’s tough, and tough to spread. Just pop it in the microwave in quick bursts until it’s soft enough to spread out. Toss the frosting into a microwave safe bowl and heat it on high for 10-second intervals until it is smooth enough to work with, however you plan to work with it. A few times will give you the consistency you need to frost cake, wh
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Harvard students create tiny vacation houses for stressed-out city dwellers Graduate students from Harvard University have launched a company that designs, builds and rents out wilderness micro cabins to urban residents “looking to escape the digital grind and test drive tiny-house living” (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Changes in primate teeth linked to rise of monkeys University of California, Berkeley paleontologists have identified distinctive features of primate teeth that allow them to track the evolution of our ape and monkey ancestors, shedding light on a mysterious increase in monkey species that occurred during a period of climate change 8 million years ago. read more
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This Year Is Not As Bad As 1968 <divdata-href=”http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/this-year-is-not-as-bad-as-1968/”class=”tease-podcast js-link podcast-shortcode -horizontal post-120614 fte_features type-fte_features status-publish has-post-thumbnail hentry tag-333640441 tag-2016-election tag-elections-podcast tag-fivethirtyeight-podcasts tag-vice-president tag-violence contributor-cap-galen-druke”> Subsc
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Monkeys in Brazil ‘have used stone tools for hundreds of years at least’ New archaeological evidence suggests that Brazilian capuchins have been using stone tools to crack open cashew nuts for at least 700 years. Researchers say, to date, they have found the earliest archaeological examples of monkey tool use outside of Africa.
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Libertarian Party in Maine Needs 5,000 Registered Voters By Tomorrow for Easy Ballot Access After a lawsuit with a tortuous history of setbacks and quasi-victories, the Maine Libertarian Party has just one more day to qualify for petition-less ballot access for the Gary Johnson/William Weld presidential ticket via proving they have 5,000 voters registered with the Party in the state by the end of tomorrow, July 12. As explained by ballot access mastermind Richard Winger in his indispens
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PureLiFi is developing a possible alternative to WiFi WiFi has become so omnipresent that losing signal for five minutes feels like the end of civilisation, but there may be a new contender on the horizon that uses light instead of radio waves to send data. PureLiFi, a spin out project from the University of Edinburgh, was created in 2011 by professor of mobile communications, Professor Harald Haas. See Also: Ericsson: IoT connections will crush mob
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’Every societal failure, we put off on cops to solve…That’s too much to ask’ ‒ Dallas police chief In an emotional and wide-ranging press conference, Dallas Police Chief David Brown called on lawmakers not to use law enforcement as a catchall for society’s failures. He also discussed how difficult the recent shooting has been for his department. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The Smoking Gun ™ handheld food smoker submitted by /u/loose_impediment [link] [comments]
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Are these what Google’s Nexus smartwatches will look like? We recently reported that Google may be working on making its own Android Wear smartwatches. Today, we have rendered images of what those Nexus watches could look like. An unnamed source told Android Police about the company’s plans, and the site recreated its own rendered images from the physical description provided by their source. Android Police is fairly confident about its renders, but note
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How do they work? Corsair’s new ML series case fans float on magnetic bearings Corsair kicked off the week with a bang by introducing a new family of high-performance cooling fans for desktops, the ML Series . There are ten units in all, sized at 120mm and 140mm, spanning across basic ML (x2), ML Pro (x2), and ML Pro LED (x6) models. They’re based on Corsair’s new Magnetic Levitation Bearing technology and custom rotor design, promising better cooling and lower noise under
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Distant galaxy fools astronomers for decades, turns out to be giant ‘Franken-spiral’ For almost a half-century a remote, seemingly unremarkable galaxy has kept a secret literally inside itself: astronomers armed with NASA’s powerful telescopes have found it consists of non-matching parts and is older on the outside than on the inside. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Elongated Industrial Box – Ding Hui Yuan Zen & Tea Chamber / He Wei © Zou Bin Architects: He Wei Location: Beijing, China Project Team: Chen Long, Wang Qi,Zhao Zhuoran Client: Better Lift Art Club Co., Ltd Land Area: 300sqm Area: 400.0 sqm Project Year: 2016 Photographs: Zou Bin , Courtesy of He Wei Lighting Design Team: Zhang Xin, Han Xiaolong, Zhou Xuanyu Special Adviser: Xue Xiaoming, Zhang Yicheng Site Area: 300 sqm © Zou Bin From the architect. This is a fac
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Do We Live in a Nation Riven Asunder Over Race, Policing and Crime? Tonight’s Kennedy (Fox Business Network at 8 p.m. ET, with a repeat at midnight) will be focused, as one can imagine, on the police controversies of the week. I will be on the main panel along with Red Eye ‘s Joanne Nosuchinsky and comedian Joe DeVito talking about the politicization of police abuse , the ethics of cop-robots , and suchlike. Also coming under consideration will be Supreme Court J
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Resurrected radio dish could guide GPS on the moon Two spaceflight companies want guide satellites in lunar orbit using the giant satellite dish that brought Britain its first TV images
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3D printed art deco skyscrapers are the most unusual lamps we’ve ever seen Remember that amazing scene from the 2010 movie Inception , where an entire city folds over on itself, so that skyscrapers hang like stalactites overhead? If you ever fancied having that scene play out in the comfort of your own home, Netherlands-based designer David Graas may be able to help you. That’s because he has helped make a similarly trippy vision a reality with his jaw-droppingly gorgeo
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Congress Is Trying To Expand The Patriot Act An anonymous reader writes: The house is scheduled to vote in an hour or so on expanding provisions of the patriot act, allowing massive financial information sharing to include dozens of new offenses (“specified unlawful activities”), including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. The house bill is H.R. 5606. My quick read is that this essentially lets FEDGOV expand massive semi-secret dat
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Alzheimer’s detected before symptoms via new eye technology Scientists may have overcome a major roadblock in the development of Alzheimer’s therapies by creating a new technology to observe in the back of the eye progression of the disease before the onset of symptoms. Clinical trials are starting soon to test the technology in humans, according to a new paper.
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Google self-driving car project names first general counsel as scrutiny rises (Reuters) – Alphabet’s Google self-driving car project said on Monday it appointed its first general counsel, as U.S. regulators increase their scrutiny of autonomous vehicles. Google has logged more than 1.7 million miles (2.7 million km) of autonomous driving in testing in Texas, California, Arizona and Washington state. It has said it has no timetable for making self-driving vehicles available
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TREMOR Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker Play your favorite tunes remotely for up to 15 hours straight.
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Young Architect Guide: 5 Lies Told About the Profession You Must Ignore Architecture students that spend their time searching the many online platforms for design inspiration will be aware that the profession they are aiming to enter into is laden with an unending list of clichéd opinions (yes, we’re guilty of this, too!). These stereotypical viewpoints — peddled both within and outside of the studio — can make for great entertainment, but also serve to perpetuate pr
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Collaboration Made Easy With AIA’s Teaming Agreements In addition to updating their standard family of contracts for architects and designers, AIA attorneys also look for new ways to meet needs and make projects run smoother. In May of last year they released the C102 Teaming Agreement, marking their effort to help different types of firms across the industry collaborate more fairly and more efficiently. Two of the attorneys that helped develop the
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MICRO TOWN HOUSE 4X8m In the fast growing Vietnamese economy, ways of living are changing and middle class people tend to prefer living in high rise building apartment rather than in the typical small urban alley, called “Hẻm”. Hẻm are now considered by many people as dirty, crowded and unsafe. However, they are a vital component of Ho Chi Minh City street network and the social life of the city’s inhabitants.
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Periscope Tower The Periscope Tower is a giant wooden periscope structure that serves as an observation tower and engages the viewer in a dialogue with the landscape. With the help of a large mirror the Periscope Tower makes it possible for everyone to enjoy the views of the surrounding landscape. One can either climb up the stairs to enjoy the view over the lake and into the surrounding landscape from the
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Against the Grain: 8 Façades Stacked With Timber Intimately tied to materials and assembly, architecture inherently combines disparate elements and parts. Over time, designers continuously explore new construction methods through unique building techniques. Exploring contemporary forms and spatial organizations presented by new material assemblies, architects have been able to create novel experiences that push practice forward. Nowhere is this
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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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Robotics Meet Architecture in Yves Béhar’s Solution for Micro-Unit Living Whether you side for or against tiny-apartment developments in urban locales, you’re going to see this trend — or at least the exploration of it — on the rise as cities continue to face housing shortages coupled with shifting demographics of more single occupants or smaller households. This spring alone saw the openings of two such developments, New York City’s Carmel Place and Washington, D.C.’s
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Physician payment reform has led to decrease in home-based dialysis in United States The US Medicare program’s transition in 2004 to tiered fee-for-service physician reimbursement for dialysis care had the unintended consequence of reducing use of home dialysis, according to a new paper.
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The true cost of crime, in carbon footprints Despite policy makers currently examining the economic and social impacts of crime, the environmental impacts have not, to date, been included, a new report explains.
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The Fancy Leather Laptop Bag Standard briefcase styles seems less in vogue these days, but Everyday Carry reader Tyler Condie reminds us that they’re still a great way to organize your daily gear, especially when the bag’s a sturdy leather. The bag’s a Rugged Material Vintage Briefcase . Here’s what’s inside: Apple Watch 42mm Rugged Material Horween Chromexcel Leather Bifold Keith Titanium Alloy Carabiner Canon EOS M EP Memo
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USV’s Albert Wenger on converting our attitude on automation from foe to friend The zero marginal cost of information is turning everything upside down. Albert Wenger, Partner at Union Square Ventures asserts in our latest interview, “We are just at the beginning of this inversion.” Although the changes this inversion is bringing to many associated industries like traditional publishers, crowdfunding sites, and biotech companies are still in their infancy,… Read More
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Colorado Pot Regulation Amendment Pulled By Its Own Supporters A proposed amendment to the Colorado Constitution that would have placed restrictions on marijuana businesses was withdrawn last Friday by the amendment’s supporters. Proponents of the motion, Initiative 139, pulled the measure, citing the financial power of the marijuana industry as the main reason. If Initiative 139 had made it onto the ballot, voters could have approved new regulations in Nove
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Strategies to mimic fasting during chemotherapy enhance anticancer T cell activity in mice Fasting is known to increase positive outcomes during cancer treatment, and now two independent studies in mice show that fasting, either through diet or drugs, during chemotherapy helps increase the presence of cancer-killing T cells. The research teams show that rodents that received caloric restriction mimetics alone or chemotherapy combined with a fasting-mimicking diet had smaller tumor masse
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Spreadsheet-style tool could democratize database design New software could make databases much easier for laypeople to work with. The program’s home screen looks like a spreadsheet, but it lets users build their own database queries and reports by combining functions familiar to any spreadsheet user.
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Cutting nerves during breast cancer surgery is associated with chronic pain A systematic review has been conducted that analyzed 30 observational studies that enrolled 20,000 women undergoing surgery for breast cancer. Analysis of this data suggested that disruption of sensory nerves in the axilla (armpit) as lymph nodes are removed is associated with the development of chronic pain.
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Colistin-resistant gene detected in US for the second time For the second time, a clinical isolate of a bacterial pathogen has been detected in the US, which carries the colistin resistance gene, mcr-1. It may also be the first plasmid-mediated colistin resistance gene to show up in the US. That would be concerning because plasmids, genetic elements that are independent of the host genome, often jump between different bacterial species, spreading any resi
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The best deals from Amazon Prime Day Amazon Prime Day is less than 12 hours away. This year, Amazon’s big savings event for Prime members will be bigger than ever, with more than 100,000 deals—which will come as frequently as every five minutes. So what are the best deals for Prime Day? Mashable is rounding up the best picks and will be updating throughout Prime Day. Be sure to check back frequently to see where you should spend you
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Study: Gut bacteria can cause, predict and prevent rheumatoid arthritis The bacteria in your gut do more than break down your food. They also can predict susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis, suggests Veena Taneja, Ph.D., an immunologist at Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine. Dr. Taneja recently published two studies — one in Genome Medicine and one in Arthritis and Rheumatology — connecting the dots between gut microbiota and rheumatoid arthritis.
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Self-prescribing antibiotics is a big problem Five percent of adults from a cohort of 400 people reported using antibiotics without a prescription during the previous 12 months. Twenty-five percent said they would use antibiotics without contacting a medical professional. These findings demonstrate yet another factor abetting the spread of antibiotic resistance. The research is published ahead of print July 11 in Antimicrobial Agents and Che
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Hops extract studied to prevent breast cancer An enriched hops extract activates a chemical pathway in cells that could help prevent breast cancer, according to new laboratory findings from the UIC/NIH Center for Botanical Dietary Supplements Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago. read more
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MIT’s anonymous online communications protocol Riffle could beat Tor at its own game Tor has been the go-to for anonymous communication online for years now — and that has made it one of the juiciest targets possible to the likes of the NSA and FBI. A new anonymizing protocol from MIT may prove more resilient against such determined and deep-pocketed attackers. Read More
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Collection Of ILIFE Smart Robotic Vacuum Cleaners Top sale of the Hottest ILIFE Smart Robotic Vacuum Cleaners have been collected in this promotion. Just click it and the best one for you. Promo URL: http://goo.gl/LQpmyr 1. Top Sale Of Robotic Vacuum Cleaner 2. Robotic Vacuum Cleaner Accessories 3. New Arrival
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Home-based intervention aims to curb childhood tooth decay and obesity in the Bronx More than one-third of Bronx residents are born outside of the United States. Often separated from family, challenged by language barriers, unfamiliar with health resources, and burdened by poverty, they are at high risk for health problems. And these risks extend to their young children.
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Lab storing information securely in DNA Bioengineers in the United States have 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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Study explains how a protein deficiency causes spinal muscular atrophy Research that reveals what goes wrong in SMA and suggests that a mild version of the same genetic defect may protect relatives against infection, which could explain why SMA is a relatively common disease.
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Helping kids with brain tumors recover beyond the disease Social strains and lack of social competence are common in children recovering from malignant brain tumors. A behavioral scientist and colleagues from across the U.S. and Canada, examined a peer-mediated intervention at the survivor’s school and found it was feasible to carry out in the public school setting and was acceptable to the survivor’s family.
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Radiation bombardment from ancient supernovae may have triggered climate change Shakespeare said that the fault lies not in the stars, but in ourselves. Maybe, but scientists at the University of Kansas say that the stars might have some explaining to do. According to computer models, a pair of supernovae that exploded 300 light years away between 1.7 and 8.7 millions of years ago could have released radiation that seriously affected life on prehistoric Earth and may even ha
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Climate tipping points: What do they mean for society? The phrase “tipping point” passed its own tipping point and caught fire after author Malcolm Gladwell’s so-named 2000 book. It’s now frequently used in discussions about climate change, but what are “climate tipping points”? And what do they mean for society and the economy? Scientists tackle the terminology and outline a strategy for investigating the consequences of climate t
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Teens who would never smoke cigarettes now getting taste for vaping – study Many US teenagers now vaping flavored e-cigarettes wouldn’t necessarily have taken up smoking if regular tobacco cigarettes were the only choice, a new study finds. The vaporizing trend has promoted nicotine use to levels not seen since the 1990s. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Trump’s alma mater isn’t exactly embracing him While Donald Trump does not shy away from claiming his status as a Wharton School grad, students and alumni of Trump’s alma mater do not share the same sentiment. Nearly 1,400 people have signed an open letter that differentiates the university’s values and political beliefs from that of the presumptive Republican nominee. Read more… More about Real Time , Students , Alumni , Alma Mater , and T
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10 Things To Teach Your Kids Before They Go Online Unlike in previous generations, kids are growing up with the Internet as part of their lives. As a parent, this opens up a whole new world of challenges. When should you let your kids use the Internet for the first time? At what age is it appropriate for them to hop on? What should you tell them before they do. The infographic below feature 10 critical things all parents should teach their kids a
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Fox to live-stream all primetime programming for first time, but you still need cable Fox is ready to give viewers a chance to watch its televisions shows live on devices other than their TV sets. The network is launching live-streaming on its digital platforms, Fox.com and the Fox Now app, on Monday, July 11, reports Deadline . First up will be So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation , and beyond that, all of Fox’s primetime programming will be available for live-streamin
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Cloud records reveal evidence of climate change Global cloud patterns have changed since the 1980s, and scientists have found these shifts are consistent with predictions from climate model simulations. By analyzing satellite records over the last 30 years, storm cloud tracks are shown to be moving toward the poles, the height of the highest cloud tops are increasing, and subtropical dry zones are expanding; changes that likely have a further
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Rikers prison gets $1.2mn military weapons upgrade, incl. Tasers, Kel-Tec shotguns New York’s Rikers Island prison has a bleak reputation for excessive use of force, inmate deaths, overcrowding and corruption. Militarization may soon be added to the mix, with weapons like the Kel-Tec shotgun being considered for elite jail captains. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Prisma’s stunning art effects are coming to VR and video What’s better than an app that turns selfies into instant art? An app that does the same thing for video and virtual reality. That’s what Prisma, the app that has already captured the imagination of the photo-sharing community, is working to bring to the public next. SEE ALSO: 10 amazing Prisma app images that started as simple selfies Using a combination of neural networks and artificial intelli
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Happy Prime Day Eve! It’s Prime Day tomorrow , so you know what that means! Don’t forget to set out your MRE and plate of batteries in front of the family robot, as is customary on Prime Day Eve. We do this to remember how our ancestors would have to leave their homes, sometimes for several minutes at a time, in search of sustenance for their bellies and energy for their devices. Remember that you must set out at lea
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HSBC avoided US money laundering charges because of ‘market risk’ fears US officials refused to prosecute HSBC for money laundering in 2012 because of concerns it would cause a “global financial disaster”, a report says.
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Land Rover testing autonomous tech with a taste for off-road adventure As a company founded on go-anywhere capability , Land Rover needs to think about autonomous driving in a slightly different way to most other brands. The way a Discovery Sport , Evoque or Range Rover tackles a trail is intrinsic to its appeal, an appeal engineers are trying to autonomously recreate in their new research project. .. Continue Reading Land Rover testing autonomous tech with a taste
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Russian 6th-gen drone fighter jets to fly in swarms, enter near space Planned to be unveiled by 2025, Russia’s sixth-generation fighter jets will be rounding on the enemy in “swarms” largely consisting of unmanned aircraft flying at hypersonic speed. Developers say such groups would be able to interact and transit through space. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Google To Train 2 Million Indian Android Developers An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Stack: Google has announced its new “Android Fundamentals” training program, which aims to train and certify up to two million Android developers in India. The course, soon to be available online and at schools country-wide, is focused on training, testing, and certifying Android developers to prepare students for careers using Android technol
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Tesla’s Strategy Is Risky and Aggressive, but It Has Worked Elon Musk has made a bold bet that the car industry can move faster than anybody believed possible.
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The Political Class vs. the Rest of Us Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rss Legal System The Police State U.S. History The Political Class vs. the Rest of Us 0 Views In the end, whatever she did really didn’t matter. Had a bank camera captured footage of her robbing a bank at gunpoint, James Comey would have declared that while Hillary Clinton did a bad thing, no federal prosecutor would have indicted her. (This is to assume that the Clint
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Petition for White House to declare Black Lives Matter a terrorist group has 100,000+ signatures Black Lives Matter has come under fire from over 100,000 people who have signed on to have the anti-police brutality group classified as a terrorist organization in a White House petition. However, the signatories may learn that petitions don’t matter. Read Full Article at RT.com
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A Wireless Speaker Built to Last 25 Years The speakers that are changing wireless communication forever. … Read More »
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The 10 Best Luxury Adventure Lodges Exploring the outdoors doesn’t have to mean roughin’ it. … Read More »
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Deals of Note: July 12, 2016 How to save on Amazon Prime deals, a summer t-shirt and stainless steel knives. … Read More »
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Today in Gear: July 12, 2016 A micro-mesh polo shirt fit for Bond, a slim and tech-savvy briefcase, a brand-new fragrance and much more. … Read More »
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GM and Lyft to expand short-term rental partnership after it ‘dramatically exceeded expectations’ (Reuters) – General Motors and ride-hailing company Lyft said on Monday they would expand their short-term rental program to California and Colorado, building on an effort that GM President Dan Ammann said has “dramatically exceeded expectations.” The program, called Express Drive, makes GM cars available to Lyft drivers along with insurance and maintenance. It currently operates in Chicago, Bost
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The Last 5 Free Apps You Need to Manage All Your Cloud Data So much of your life is now stored in the cloud. Dropbox and Drive have those important documents, Instagram and Google Photos manage your pictures, and other cloud-connected services are full of your data. These different services make it a problem for the regular user. It’s impossible to quickly find that particular file or photo when you need to, or to make sure whenever a file is updated in w
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11 Gadgets Gear Patrol Staffers Can’t Live Without From headphones to electric tuners, these are our essentials pieces of tech. … Read More »
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Microsoft is selling a HoloLens ‘enterprise edition,’ but it’s not what you think Microsoft’s HoloLens has been available to developers for some time, but what’s less well known is that its augmented reality headset also comes in an ‘enterprise edition.’ CEO Satya Nadella talked up the HoloLens at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner conference in Toronto Monday, along with an app that Japan Airlines is using to train its engineers. “We now have HoloLens available both as a deve
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NYC Taxis are still giving twice as many rides as Uber After last summer’s vicious fight between Uber and the City of New York there hasn’t been much talk about the state of ridesharing in the Big Apple. But today a research report from Morgan Stanley, shared by Recode, shed some light on how ridesharing has been growing in the city. The report compares ride numbers from NYC Taxis (which are released by the city) to the number of… Read More
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Party foul: Voters defecting from their traditional sides With less than a week until the Republican National Convention, election watchers see an unexpected trend, with voters threatening to jump party lines. The Republican Party is even underfunding its grassroots efforts for the 2016 White House race. Read Full Article at RT.com
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IWC demands action on rare New Zealand dolphin Wellington (AFP) July 11, 2016 The International Whaling Commission (IWC) has called on New Zealand to take urgent action to save the world’s rarest dolphin from extinction, voicing “grave concern” about its future. Population numbers of the Maui’s dolphin, the world’s smallest and scarcest sub-species found only in waters off New Zealand’s North Island, have dwindled to less than 50, pr
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California ill-prepared for the Big One, experts say Los Angeles (AFP) July 11, 2016 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. But when the Big One hits, a recent report says, the western state is ill-prepared and local officials as well as major businesses need to face that reality to “prevent the inevitable disaster from becoming a cata
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Friend or foe? Texas open-carry gun law under scrutiny Dallas (AFP) July 11, 2016 When shots rang out in Dallas last week, police zeroed in – wrongly – on men in camouflage gear carrying powerful military-grade rifles. People can carry such guns openly under Texas law, a provision now under scrutiny for complicating police work in a moment of acute crisis. About 20 such armed men had joined a march Thursday over the deaths days earlier of two black me
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Recreating ancient vertebrate’s first step on dry land Washington DC (SPX) Jul 11, 2016 Could a tail have allowed ancient vertebrates to make the transition from water to land? Reporting in Science, researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, Clemson University and National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis described results of a groundbreaking study to answer this question using amphibious fish, a c
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Evolution may have moved at a furious pace on a much warmer Earth Chapel Hill NC (SPX) Jul 11, 2016 Early life forms on Earth are likely to have mutated and evolved at much higher rates than they do today, suggests a new analysis from researchers at the University of North Carolina. In a study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Richard Wolfenden, PhD, and his colleagues found that the rate of a certain chemical change in
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Amazon Prime Day Today, July 12, 2016, Amazon Prime members will be able to snag some astounding deals on everything from fancy 4K UHDTVs , to Amazon Echo , Fire TV and Fire Tablets , Kindles , and thousands of other items. It’s like Black Friday, but in the middle of a heatwave. On a Tuesday. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Deal: Twist World Charging Station Deal: Plazmatic X Lighter Deal: ThinCharg
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Saerom Yoon designs coloured resin tables to resemble crystals Pastel-coloured gradients cover the surface of Korean designer Saerom Yoon’s Crystal Series tables . (more…)
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Raytheon gets $291M Sidewinder missile contract mod Washington (UPI) Jul 5, 2016 Raytheon Missile Systems has been awarded a $291 million modification to a fixed-price-incentive-firm U.S. Navy contract covering the procurement of 660 AIM-9X Block II Lot 16 Sidewinder missiles. The missiles will go to the Navy, Air Force, Army and the governments of Japan, Norway and Taiwan. The contract modification also provides for the procurement of 252 Block I
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State Dept. approves SM-2 missile sale to S. Korea Washington (UPI) Jul 6, 2016 The U.S. State Department has approved the proposed sale of 17 SM-2 Block IIIB missiles and missile containers to South Korea for $65 million, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced Tuesday. Congress was notified of the proposed sale on Friday, the agency said in a statement. The sale would also involve personnel training and training equipment, publications
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British MPs to vote on nuclear deterrent this month Warsaw (AFP) July 9, 2016 Britain’s parliament will vote this month on renewing the Trident nuclear weapons programme, Prime Minister David Cameron said Saturday as he sought to reassure NATO allies alarmed by Brexit. Cameron’s announcement at a NATO summit in Warsaw comes as the alliance grapples with the implications for its unity after key member Britain shocked the world by voting to leave the
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Ukraine, US Plan to Launch Jointly-Developed Space Rocket in Coming Months Kiev (Sputnik) Jul 11, 2016 Ukraine and the United States are planning to launch a jointly-developed rocket in the coming months, as part of the two countries’ space cooperation, Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States Valeriy Chaly said Monday. On May 30, head of the State Space Agency of Ukraine Lyubomyr Sabadosh said that Ukraine proposed to the United States joint development and production
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Alma finds a swirling, cool jet that reveals a growing, supermassive black hole Gothenburg, Sweden (SPX) Jul 11, 2016 A Chalmers-led team of astronomers have used the Alma telescope to make the surprising discovery of a jet of cool, dense gas in the centre of a galaxy located 70 million light years from Earth. The jet, with its unusual, swirling structure, gives new clues to a long-standing astronomical mystery – how supermassive black holes grow. A team of astronomers led by
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Exploring a Frozen Extrasolar World Hilo HI (SPX) Jul 11, 2016 Astronomers have “cracked” a very cold case with the dissection of light from the coldest known brown dwarf. In fact, the brown dwarf, named WISE 0855, is billed as the most frigid discrete world yet discovered beyond our solar system. The research also presents the strongest evidence yet for water clouds in the atmosphere of an extrasolar object. The history o
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The Truth About Drones in Construction and Infrastructure Inspection Melville NY (SPX) Jul 11, 2016 BZ Media has announced the second in its series of critical examinations of the hype and reality behind certain vertical commercial drone markets, “The Truth About Drones in Construction and Infrastructure Inspection.” The free report was commissioned by BZ Media and written and produced by Skylogic Research. “Since 2013, hundreds of firms across the g
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A decade of plant biology in space Paris (ESA) Jul 11, 2016 On this day 10 years ago, Space Shuttle Discovery was launched to the International Space Station carrying ESA’s European Modular Cultivation System – a miniature greenhouse to probe how plants grow in weightlessness. From looking at how plants know where to grow roots to how light can influence growth, and how the tips of plant roots bend as they grow, it is a flagship re
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‘Concerns of major cover-up’: Turkey bans probes into Kurdish op killings, HRW says Turkey is blocking all access to independent investigations into the abuses against civilians in southeastern Turkey, where security forces are battling Kurdish fighters, Human Rights Watch said, calling for the UN to be allowed in to investigate. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Gorgeous Houseboat The River Den was built by owner Bonnie and her friend Denis Tremblay, since she wanted a tiny home that could easily be moved. Her ancestors were log-drivers who spent most of their time on the river, so opting for a houseboat was a natural choice for her. The unique tiny home is located on the Gatineau River in the town of Wakefield, Quebec. The River Den is 33 feet long and 11 feet wide, and h
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Prime Day 2016: Ebuyer transforms Prime Day into ‘Optimus Day’ deals bonanza Update: Optimus Day is now live at Ebuyer.com It’s one of those jokes that’s so obvious that no one would actually say it. So full marks to Ebuyer for winning TechRadar’s ‘Dad Joke Retailer of the Year 2016’ award with Optimus Day 2016 . We think it’s a joke about Transformers but obviously we wouldn’t want to Rumble™ them on that. No this is not a Mirage™, to get its Crosshairs™ on a share of al
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This Tiny Robot Lets You Play God With Huge AI submitted by /u/powercow [link] [comments]
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Replica WWII Flying Tigers nose art on aircraft aluminum submitted by /u/elsparkodiablo [link] [comments]
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Apple’s Mac no longer bucking PC industry’s sales slide After defying industry trends in recent years, Apple is feeling the slowdown in global purchases of laptop and desktop computers.
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Pregnancy multivitamins ‘are a waste of money’ Taking multivitamins during pregnancy is a waste of money because most mothers-to-be do not need them, and they have little benefit, researchers say.
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IBM to open blockchain innovation centre in Singapore IBM expects its new innovation centre will deliver over the next three years technology pilots based on blockchain technology for the finance and trade industries.
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Longevity talk by David Sinclair How Close Are Humans to Immortality? By David Sinclair 30 scientists at Harvard and Sydney work with David Sinclair. The average person lives 30,000 days Sinclair discusses epigenetics. Controlling epigenetics extends youth in yeast cells Working on NMN molecules for reversing some aspects of aging Read more »
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This deadly soil bug can reach your brain in a day, end up in spinal cord B. pseudomallei soil-dwelling bacterium endemic in tropical and subtropical regions worldwide, particularly in Thailand and northern Australia (credit: Wikipedia CC) Imagine a deadly bacteria that can be picked up by a simple sniff and can travel to your brain and spinal cord in just 24 hours. Or one that could just be quietly sitting there, waiting for an opportune moment. Or maybe just doing sm
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Dallas killer Micah Johnson ‘disappointed’ by military The gunman who killed five police officers in Dallas was “disappointed” by his experience in the US military, his mother has said.
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Mexico to plant 18 million trees against pollution Authorities will plant 18 million trees in Mexico City and its surrounding suburbs as part of efforts to combat air pollution, the government said.
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A Giant Quake May Lurk Under Bangladesh and Beyond A huge earthquake may be building beneath Bangladesh, the most densely populated nation on earth. Scientists say they have new evidence of increasing strain there, where two tectonic plates underlie the world’s largest river delta. They estimate that at least 140 million people in the region could be affected if the boundary ruptures; the destruction could come not only from the direct results of
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The True Cost of Crime — in Carbon Footprints Recent research by the University of Surrey’s Centre for Environmental Strategy has found that despite policy makers currently examining the economic and social impacts of crime, the environmental impacts have not, to date, been included.
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Aubrey talking about bringing aging under medical control Dr. Aubrey de Grey of the SENS Research Foundation gives a lecture and answers questions in Spain, April 2016. Read more »
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George Church on the Augmented Human George Church is an American geneticist, molecular engineer, and chemist. As of 2015, he is Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and Professor of Health Sciences and Technology at Harvard and MIT, and has been a founding member of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard. George describes the Crispr gene and genome editing technology. He mentio
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‘We are not as divided as we seem,’ Obama tells Dallas memorial US President Barack Obama delivered a eulogy in Dallas Tuesday for the five police officers killed in a sniper ambush last week, telling a nation still reeling from days of protest that “we are not as divided as we seem”.
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Filament ‘muscle’ drives skeleton robot – CNET A system of robotic motion uses bundles of pneumatic tubes as muscles that control a skeleton’s movements.
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Gas causing ground to rise near Bay of Naples volcano New work by Italian geochemists seems to indicate that the current ground movement around one of the world’s most dangerous volcano systems may be due to gas pressure, and not because of a surge of volcanic magma. This work was recently presented at the Goldschmidt conference in Yokohama, Japan (30 June 2016).
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Russia offers India a new nuclear aircraft carrier design Russia has offered its nuclear aircraft carrier, dubbed “Storm,” to India for purchase, a senior Indian Navy official said. The offer comes as India and the US discuss the transfer of technology for India’s future nuclear aircraft carrier, the INS Vishal. Krylov State Research Center (KSRC), a Russian shipbuilding research and development institute, is designing the carrier, also known
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Reaction Engines, making hypersonic planes and space launch, has established a US subsidiary to lead engagement with US government Reaction Engines has also established a new US-based subsidiary, Reaction Engines Inc. to support the expansion of the company’s development efforts and lead engagement with potential US government and industry partners. The company has appointed Dr. Adam Dissel, an aerospace leader with over 15 years’ experience in the development of advanced vehicle systems, to lead the new subsidiary as Presid
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The Amazon Prime Day Deals You Don’t Want to Miss Prime Day means an overwhelming amount of deals to choose from. We’ve picked the best ones for you in one handy guide. … Read More »
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This week’s picks for London architecture and design events Though it seems in London, school is now ‘out for summer’, that doesn’t mean that things have slowed down! This week there are some great exhibitions to visit on days when the weather isn’t as fine as we would hope, and some tours, talks, and workshops to let you delve right into the architecture of our city. Check back regularly to keep up to date with London’s latest happenings and our weekly r
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Orchid or demon: Flower of a new species of orchid looks like a devil’s head A lone and unique population of about 30 reddish to dark violet-maroon orchids grows on the small patch of land between the borders of two Colombian departments. However, its extremely small habitat is far from the only striking thing about the new species.
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Vet School research paves the way for improved horse welfare A vision for improving horse welfare has been set out following research carried out by the University of Bristol’s School of Veterinary Sciences and funded by World Horse Welfare. It is hoped the findings, to be unveiled at the House of Commons today [Tuesday 12 July], will enable the welfare priorities of the UK’s 800,000 horses to be addressed.
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Rare Indian rhinos face growing threat from poachers As night falls over the lush plains of India’s Kaziranga national park, a small group of lightly armed forest guards sets out on foot to protect the world’s largest population of one-horned rhinos.
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BIG creates “bubble-like cloud pavilion” at Roskilde Festival 2016 Bjarke Ingels’ firm has revealed images of a huge inflatable pavilion it created for this year’s edition of the annual music festival in Roskilde, Denmark (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Amazon Prime Day: The deals you can get today and how Walmart is fighting back Amazon’s self-invented shopping holiday — known as “Amazon Prime Day” — is almost here, and the company is already giving us some previews of the deals it will be offering. The second annual Amazon Prime Day (let’s just call it APD, shall we?) starts at midnight on the West Coast. Basically, it offers a huge range of special deals to people who have subscribed to Amazon’s Prime service, which off
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Dealmaster: Get 40 percent off all kinds of cool stuff on Prime Day Greetings Arsians! Thanks to our partners at TechBargains, we have a list of some of the best Amazon Prime Day deals. Today only, you can take advantage of all the deals below if you’re an Amazon Prime member. Some of the best ones are 40 percent off open-box laptops, desktops, monitors, routers, and more. You can even get a $10 Amazon credit when you purchase a $50 Amazon gift card. Prime member
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Pro tennis balls repurposed as wireless speakers It’s estimated that some 230,000 tennis balls get tossed each year after the four Grand Slam tournaments. Now London-based design company Rogue Projects hopes to turn those used balls into functioning and highly portable wireless speakers, with a Kickstarter campaign currently in full swing. .. Continue Reading Pro tennis balls repurposed as wireless speakers Category: Music Tags: Bluetooth Speak
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Locusts engineered as biorobotic sensing machines Sensors placed on the insect monitor neural activity while they are freely moving, decoding the odorants present in their environment. (credit: Baranidharan Raman) Washington University in St. Louis engineers have developed an innovatiave “bio-hybrid nose” that could be used in homeland security applications, such as detecting explosives, replacing state-of-the-art miniaturized chemical sensing d
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Prime Day 2016: The best Amazon Prime Day deals 2016 Amazon Prime Day deals 2016 Update: The best Amazon Prime Day deals in the US are still ongoing for Xbox One, 4K TVs, laptops and PS4 accessories, but the temporary price drops is only good through the end of today, July 12. Yes, you have just a few hours left to shop. We’re updating the massive list below every hour. The good news is that the Deal of the Day bargains list proves to be better in
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Amazon’s Offering Rare Prime Day Deals on Their Best Gadgets, Today Only On any given day, it’s not uncommon to see deals on a few of Amazon’s first party gadgets, but the discounts are usually modest, and relegated to less popular products. Today’s not any given day though: It’s Prime Day , and the deals are bigger and broader than we’ve ever seen. The star of the show here is the shockingly great—and rarely discounted— Amazon Echo for $50 off , one of the best deals
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Prime Day Deal on Bose SoundSport and SoundTrue Headphones – Prime Day Deal Alert Discounted by 50% as part of Prime Day, Bose Sound Sport in-ear headphones deliver deep, clear sound for the music you love, with a durable design that stands up to the rigors of your day. Exclusive TriPort technology provides crisp highs and natural-sounding lows, while acoustic ports are positioned to resist sweat and weather, and hydrophobic cloth keeps moisture out. Proprietary Stay Hear tips
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Amazon Prime Day Offers Huge Deals on Phones and Accessories – Prime Day Deal Alert There are over 100,000 deals happening today on Amazon for Prime Day, so we’ve rounded up some of the better deals you’ll find on phones, phone accessories and wearables right here in one spot. As a reminder, Prime Day is for Amazon Prime members only, but a 30 day trial (if you sign up here ) will work just the same and you can cancel before you get charged. $100 off LG G5 unlocked smartphone $1
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24% off Samsung Curved 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV – Prime Day Deal Alert For Prime Day, today only, Amazon has reduced the price of the Samsung UN55KU6600 Curved 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV by 24%, bringing its already low price of $1,047.99 down to just $799.99 . With the KU6600 Curved TV, enjoy 4K Ultra HD resolution and High Dynamic Range (HDR) content that delivers greater depth and clarity with Auto Depth Enhancer and a fuller spectrum of color with PurColor
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Amazon Is Paying You to Buy a Dash Button Today – Prime Day Deal Alert For Prime Day only (today), Amazon has discounted its series of Dash buttons down from $4.99 to just $0.99 , and will credit you $4.99 after the first time you use it. The Dash button is a simple gadget. Just hook it up to a frequently ordered product, and the next time you need to order it, just press the button. Amazon will send you a notification that the order is being processed, which gives
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Save $120 off Toshiba Chromebook – Prime Day Deal Alert With this Prime Day deal you save $120 off the Toshiba Chromebook 2 . The Chromebook 2 offers brilliant performance for an outstanding experience on and off the web, plus entertainment-inspired features, style and awesome battery life—all so you can get things done faster, while staying entertained from anywhere. It averages 4.5 out of 5 stars from over 550 reviewers ( read reviews ). Amazon indi
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20% off 3M Gold Privacy Filters – Prime Day Deal Alert Discounted by 20% for Prime Day these 3M Privacy Filters for widescreen and standard LCD monitors are the perfect fit for people who want their private data to stay out of sight. An unprotected screen can expose sensitive and private information, trade secrets and business plans. And the reality is, a visual hacker may only need one piece of valuable information to unlock a large-scale data breac
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Amazon Dishing Up Dramatic Deals on PC’s and Accessories Right Now – Prime Day Deal Alert As you read this, Amazon is discounting 100,000+ products for today only. It’s Prime Day, their biggest day of the year. Here, we’ve rounded up some of the PC’s and accessories currently on sale, but you can explore the full set of Prime Day deals here . As a reminder, Prime Day is for Amazon Prime members only, but a 30 day trial (if you sign up here ) will work just the same and you can cancel
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Amazon Prime Day: We pick the best electronics, PC, and mobile deals Bluntly put, Amazon’s Prime Day sale disappointed many last year. Touted as an event to rival Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Prime Day 2015 was defined by discounted products that failed to enthrall would-be buyers. On top of that, the better items sold out quickly. But for its second Prime Day sale , Amazon has promised more appealing offerings with higher inventory—and the online retailer seems
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How an iPhone is helping a blind athlete prepare for the Rio Games Katie Kelly’s life has always revolved around sport, and living with a disability has not slowed her down. In her twenties, Kelly was diagnosed with Usher syndrome , a degenerative eye sight and hearing condition. Today at 41, she is aiming for a spot on the Australian team for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. “I’m a living example that it’s never too late to reach your peak,&quo
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Bombardier delivers first wide-seated, big-windowed CS100 to SWISS When it comes to commercial airplanes, Airbus and Boeing are the two big players, while Brazil’s Embraer S.A. and Canada’s Bombardier Aerospace fight it out for the title of the world’s third largest airplane manufacturer. Bombardier is getting a head start on its rival with the first of its new CS100 aircraft handed over to Swiss International Airlines and due to enter service later this week. .
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plane upcycles aircraft seats into luxury travel accessories the fabrics gathered for creating the accessories have a familiar aesthetic that may have been seen while traveling. The post plane upcycles aircraft seats into luxury travel accessories appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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World’s tallest hybrid timber tower by Shigeru Ban coming to Vancouver Pritzker laureate Shigeru Ban has been tapped to design his first building in Canada: an innovative high-rise set to be the world’s tallest hybrid timber tower once complete. Created in collaboration with real estate developer PortLiving, the luxury tower will be developed in Vancouver’s Coal Harbour neighborhood. As with all of Ban’s projects, the Vancouver project will showcase an environmentall
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Brickbat: When Life Hands You Lemons In Ottawa, an officer of the National Capital Commission shut down a lemonade stand run by Eliza Andrews, 7, and her sister Adela, 5, for not having a permit . But when their dad later went to buy a permit, and after local media had picked up the story, the commission decided to waive the $35 fee.
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Trying to save ‘doomed’ species isn’t futile if we learn from it Some argue we should focus conservation where it’s more likely to be a success, but saving extremely rare species will become a more common problem in the future
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BeatBringer boombox backpack cranks the Bluetooth speaker up to 11 It’s been a while since anyone’s wandered the streets blasting tunes from a boombox on their shoulder, but it looks like one company wants the basic idea to make a comeback. Meet the BeatBringer, a backpack boombox that cranks the portable Bluetooth speaker up to 11. .. Continue Reading BeatBringer boombox backpack cranks the Bluetooth speaker up to 11 Category: Music Tags: Kickstarter Bluetooth
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Prime Day 2016: Fire TV Stick, Xbox One, Action Cameras, and More! (UK) The wait is finally over deal-seekers – Prime Day is here and Amazon is offering literally thousands of deals to Prime members across the country. To be able to get in on these discounts you just need to sign up to Amazon Prime (which you can do here) and even the 30 day free trial makes you eligible for today’s offers. Today is also the last day to enter the competition to grab tickets to the fo
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How to Create a Shutdown Timer on Your Windows Desktop Have you ever left your computer on because you had something going in the background? For some of us, this a daily occurrence (heck, a lot of people never turn their computer off), but if you prefer to keep your computer off when you’re not using it, you’re going to love this tip! We’re going to show you how to create a shortcut on your desktop that will allow you set a shutdown timer in just a
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South Sudan ceasefire declared by Kiir and Machar holding A ceasefire appears to be holding in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, after four days of clashes between rival forces left more than 270 dead.
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New Modern Furniture, Lighting and Vase Collections We at Decoist love a new collection, especially when innovative materials meet interesting forms! Today we showcase three of our favorites, from sculptural lighting to vases that seem to melt into their support structures. Let’s not forget the beauty of sleek modern coffee tables ! Keep reading for a look at the magic that happens when creativity meets thoughtful design… Duotone from Yield Let’s
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triptyque models green-filled tropical tower proposal for são paulo the brazilian and french firm have proposed a masterplan consisting of four mixed-used tower that in total will facilitate 400 apartments, a hotel, offices and retail programs. The post triptyque models green-filled tropical tower proposal for são paulo appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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Europeans worry migrant influx increases risk of terrorism, poll shows About half of Europeans fear the arrival of refugees raises the risk of attacks in their countries, a survey published on Monday found, and many, especially in the east, see them as a burden on their economy.
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All of Your Favorite SanDisk Gear Is On Sale For Prime Day SanDisk Prime Day Sale One of Amazon’s biggest Prime Day promotions is a slew of deals on popular SanDisk flash storage products . Of course, you’ll find great prices on your standard SSDs, flash drives, and SD cards, but there are also deals on more interesting items like a 200GB microSD card , Lightning-compatible flash drives , and a sleek portable SSD . A word of warning though: This is a Pri
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Round up: The best free PDF to Word converters 2016 Convert PDF documents to Word Convert PDFs to Word documents If the precise formatting and fonts of a document are essential, PDF is the perfect format. It requires nothing more than a competent PDF reader for documents to display precisely; everything’s packaged in and ready to go. Which is all lovely until you need to extract some of that information. PDFs, if you’re using software like Adobe R
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How to save the battery life of your phone when playing Pokemon Go Pokémon Go is taking over the world, and while it’s a lot of fun to go out and capture Pokémon, the app is a big drain on battery life. If you’re getting frustrated by your smartphone dying while playing Pokémon Go, then read on to find out how you can save the battery life of your phone while hunting for Pokémon. If you haven’t downloaded Pokémon Go yet, check out our guide on how download and p
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The Best Prime Day Deals Prime Day is back, and it doesn’t totally suck. Below you’ll find all the best deals from the event, linked as they go live. You need an Amazon Prime membership to take advantage of the sales, so sign up for a free trial now if you haven’t already. http://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Prime-O… We’ll be covering all 24 hours of the event on this page and on Kinja Deals to the best of our ability, but we e
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Omnidirectional stands let you rotate and push your motorcycle around the garage Moving motorcycles around just got a whole lot easier. These nifty bike stands use omnidirectional wheels, so you can pop your bike up off the ground, then spin it around and push it easily around the garage in any direction. A great idea from Australian company Dynamoto. .. Continue Reading Omnidirectional stands let you rotate and push your motorcycle around the garage Category: Motorcycles Tag
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The Best Prime Day Deals Prime Day is back, and it doesn’t totally suck. Below you’ll find all the best deals from the event, linked as they go live. You need an Amazon Prime membership to take advantage of the sales, so sign up for a free trial now if you haven’t already. Read more…
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Up, up and away: Russian attempts global balloon flight record Russian Fedor Konyukhov has lifted off Northam, western Australia, in his attempt to break the world record for a solo hot-air balloon flight around the globe.
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EU begins sanctions process against Spain & Portugal over breaking budget rules Eurozone finance ministers have decided to start sanctions procedures against Spain and Portugal for breaching EU spending rules, reports AFP. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Rare discovery of Late Roman official buried in Leicester Archaeologists from University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS) have recently excavated a Late Roman cemetery at Western Road in Leicester’s West End. Amongst the 83 skeletons recorded by the team, one burial is proving to be very exciting.
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Can Torrents Power a More Democratic YouTube? A decade on, YouTube makes and breaks careers and has expanded into the physical world with production studios for its most popular “partners.” Trying to compete with it may be kind of, well, pointless. That’s why 16-year-old Serbian developer Milan Kragujevic is designing a different kind of streaming site. It’s a bit bare bones at the moment, but the idea behind TorrentStream is a mor
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Electrochemical determination of the concentration and peroxidase activity of erythrocytes Blood counts are routinely carried out before operations, in cases of infection, or when testing for a variety of diseases, such as anemia and leukemia. A key value in this test is the number of red blood cells (erythrocytes). Scientists at the University of Oxford (UK) have now introduced a simple nano-electrochemical process for the rapid, precise determination of the erythrocyte count. As descr
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Batches of shoebox-sized satellites could improve estimates of Earth’s reflected energy A team of small, shoebox-sized satellites, flying in formation around the Earth, could estimate the planet’s reflected energy with twice the accuracy of traditional monolith satellites, according to an MIT-led study published online in Acta Astronautica. If done right, such satellite swarms could also be cheaper to build, launch, and maintain.
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Bioluminescent larvae mimic the night sky to hunt Starry, starry night could be the last thing night-flying insects see if they’re anywhere near the New Zealand glow worm. The bioluminescent larvae The post Bioluminescent larvae mimic the night sky to hunt appeared first on Popular Mechanics .
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Image: Cliffs of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko This striking view of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko reveals portions of both comet lobes, with dramatic shadows on the ‘neck’ region between them. It was taken by Rosetta’s navigation camera (NavCam) on 30 June 2016, from a distance of 25.8 km, and measures about 2.3 km across.
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Silencing ‘Spider-Man gene’ makes flies stick to walls and die Scientists have discovered a gene called spidey that regulates flies’ protective shield, without which they get stuck to walls
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The Secrets Of People Who Manage To Stick To Habit Changes Want to start or keep a new habit? These masters with long-running streaks can show you how. In the summer of 1977, a year and a half before I was born, my father made a decision. He was a young professor of religion who wanted to brush up on his Hebrew language skills, which he thought would help his research studying ancient texts. He committed to reading Hebrew for 30 minutes daily. Read Full
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marc van vliet sets floating observatory on the dutch flat sands with each passing hour of the day, the project reveals different aspects of its sand flats location, that serves as a meeting location illuminated by the sun. The post marc van vliet sets floating observatory on the dutch flat sands appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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Police training can change the dynamics of confrontation if more communities embrace it, analyst says The shooting deaths of two black men in Louisiana and Minnesota at the hands of police last week, captured on social media, followed by the killing of five Dallas officers by a retaliating sniper, shocked the nation and left many Americans feeling like the country is unraveling.
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Federal chamber of lawyers touts private prisons program for Russia The Russian bar association intends to lobby for a federal bill that would allow for the construction of private prisons. The attorneys believe such facilities would give them better access to clients, says the head of the organization. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Cisco brings some (real) friends to the chat-bot party The next time you chat with someone on Cisco Systems’ Spark messaging service, that someone may not be a co-worker — or even a person. Welcome to the world of bots. On Monday at the Cisco Live conference, Cisco said it’s working with the messaging company Gupshup so more developers can bring their bots into Spark. It also introduced a partnership with Api.ai, a natural-language software company,
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‘Medical Robot Assistants’ Are Helping Nurses Schedule Tasks in the Labor Ward In the event of a c-section, if a robot suggested who should perform it, would you listen? Ninety percent of the time, nurses and physicians did. A robot programmed by MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) suggests where to move patients and who should perform caesarian sections. The team from CSAIL thinks robots are most effective in helping with one of the most “co
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Underwater “ruins” actually microbial poop Ancient sunken ruins off the Greek coast have turned out to be anything but the man-made objects they were thought to be. It’s just microbial poop. The post Underwater “ruins” actually microbial poop appeared first on Popular Mechanics .
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Sierra Nevada Corp. completes first milestone on ISS commercial cargo contract WASHINGTON — Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC), who won one of three contracts from NASA in January to deliver cargo to the International Space Station, said July 11 that it is has completed the first milestone under that award. The company said that NASA approved of its program integration plan for the design, development, test and evaluation of SNC’s Dream Chaser vehicle. The company did not disclose t
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Apple donates $1 million to aid rescue and reconstruction in China following mass flooding Via USA Today , Apple has become the first US company to donate to China aid efforts following the mass flooding and rainfall in the region since June. The natural disaster has affected over 30 million people in 500 cities; 164 people have been killed in the tragedy. Although a million dollar donation pales in contrast to Apple’s total business, the donation will significantly help relief efforts
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ceramiche refin sizes things up with WIDE – a collection of XXL porcelain tiles the italian ceramic tile experts reduce the monochrome look of slate, and opens up new worlds for flooring design. The post ceramiche refin sizes things up with WIDE – a collection of XXL porcelain tiles appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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Xounts Up hands-on preview: Two parts wireless speaker, one part objet d’art Looking for something different in home audio gear? This speaker/light show fits the bill.
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4 essential tools for blocking digital distractions Mindfulness is the “it” prescription, proven to reduce stress, power performance, and help you live a happier life . But staying focused on the present moment is a tall order when you have all kinds of digital distractions vying for your attention. If your productivity screeches to a halt every time you see something shiny, try a few tools below. They’ll help you tune out the distractions and get
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Towable home doesn’t skimp on sleeping space A common complaint with tiny houses is that they tend to offer only a cramped loft space to rest one’s head. The Indigo tiny house by South Carolina’s Driftwood Homes USA is far more generous, and offers a standard loft bedroom and a full-size ground floor bedroom that can double up as a home office. In doing so however, it makes significant sacrifices in living space. .. Continue Reading Towable
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23 dead, 50 injured as trains collide head-on near Bari, Italy (VIDEO, PHOTOS) At least 23 people have been killed and more than 50 injured in a head-on collision between two trains in the south of Italy, according to rescuers at the scene. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Brexit already a catastrophe for British scientists, survey finds A new survey claims that the UK’s decision to quit the EU has led to catastrophic consequences for science, as British researchers are now viewed as financial risks and consequently forced to leave EU-funded projects and step down as leaders from studies. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Arab royal families, ‘wealthy princes’ must stop financing ISIS – British MPs Britain’s Foreign Affairs sub-Committee says the Gulf States must apply legal barriers to the private financing of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) by unidentified members of royal families in the region, particularly Saudi Arabia. Read Full Article at RT.com
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SAS chief in Iraq angry at UK running ‘Latin American-style death squads’ Details have emerged of how US and UK Special Forces clashed and drifted apart over the conduct of the Iraq occupation, with one British officer complaining about the use of tactics more akin to “Latin American-style” death squads than a modern military. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Anki’s Cozmo makes everyone an A.I. expert Cozmo is a cute little, WALL-E-esque robot with big dreams. Anki announced that its pint-sized robot will also come with a software development kit that allows anyone with a little bit of know-how and time to fully tap into the robot’s capabilities. So what does Anki hope to accomplish? In IT Blogwatch, we become the human overlords to a tiny little robot. What is Cozmo? Oh, just an adorable litt
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How to get and set up all the Office 365 components Most of the work for setting up Office 365 collaboration happens on the back end, where you define and manage Active Directory users and associated policies and set up SharePoint and OneDrive access, if applicable. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here (Insider Story)
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Prime Day: This Android-Ready $140 Chromebook Is Packed With Extra RAM ASUS Chromebook , $140 at checkout Chromebooks are about to get a lot more interesting , and you can add one to your arsenal for just $140 at checkout today, courtesy of Amazon. http://gizmodo.com/google-just-ma… As far as Chromebooks go, this is pretty standard fare. You’ll get an 11.6″ screen, 16GB of onboard storage, and 10 hours of battery life, though it does include 4GB of RAM, which i
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Bed Nets with Insecticide Cut Spread of Mosquito-Borne Diseases, Despite Resistant Bugs Treated nets reduce a chemically resistant insect’s likelihood of passing along malaria by two thirds — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Facebook faces $1 billion lawsuit for providing ‘material support’ to Hamas The families of five Americans who were killed or hurt by Palestinian attacks carried out in Israel have filed a $1 billion lawsuit against Facebook, alleging that the social network “knowingly provided material support and resources to Hamas” — the Gaza-based group that the US, European Union, and Israel classify as a terrorist organization. The lawsuit was filed on July 10th in the US
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dyson demo concept store in london conceived as an interactive gallery developed by sir james dyson and wilkinson eyre, the space encourages guests to pick-up, test and experience the firm’s technology. The post dyson demo concept store in london conceived as an interactive gallery appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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Eggspress Egg Molds – Create Owls, Stars, and Hearts Transform boring hard-boiled eggs into much more fun hearts, stars, and owls. Click Here For Complete Details
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America’s largest rooftop solar array completed in Las Vegas The glitz and glamour of Las Vegas can only be matched by one feature: the size of things. The Nevada city is known for giant hotels, enormous buffet spreads, and—for the lucky few—big winnings. Now, Vegas is also known as the home to the nation’s largest rooftop solar array, which was installed atop the new expansion of the convention center at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The roof holds 26,00
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The search for the Arctic bumblebee The New York Times sent reporter Jim Gorman and photographer Katie Orlinsky to report on a team from UC Riverside tracking Bombus polaris, the arctic bumblebee.
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This electronic tattoo can read your emotions Nanotechnologists at Tel Aviv University have developed an electronic “tattoo” that monitors facial muscle movements, which they believe could have many applications in medicine, business and marketing. The device consists of a carbon electrode, a sticky surface that attaches to the skin, and a polymer coating that uses nanotechnology to enhance the electrode’s performance. The data it
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HP follows Dell with PC price hike thanks to Brexit Another major computer manufacturer, HP, is about to put up the prices of its PCs in the UK thanks to the aftereffects of the Brexit vote – and more tech firms may well follow in these footsteps. We already heard last week that Dell was going to push up the prices of its machines by 10%, and now HP is doing the exact same thanks to the big dip in the pound’s relative value to the dollar. As the I
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Social exchange app might help turn collaboration into currency A focus on symmetrical activities—and smart technology—may be critical to creating applications that allow people to negotiate transactions with their time, rather than their money, according to Penn State researchers.
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Research shows perennials would reduce nutrient runoff to the Gulf of Mexico’s dead zone A new study from an Iowa State University agronomist shows that an increase in perennial bioenergy grasses throughout the Corn Belt would lead to a significant reduction in nitrogen moving down the Mississippi River and into the Gulf of Mexico.
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Study shows stark differences in how conservatives, liberals see data Conservatives are less interested than liberals in viewing novel scientific data, according to a psychology researcher at The University of Alabama.
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Cash transfers, childhood development and the labor market Nearly every country in Latin America has a conditional cash transfer program. Poor households living below the poverty line can receive government subsidies if they agree to the program’s stipulations, usually a mandate that the families invest in the well-being of their children. But how does this influx of cash affect the decision-making process for these households?
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First Yo! Home scheme to compact houses into small apartments “Intuitive” apartments with moving surfaces and foldaway furniture will feature in the first residential development from the team behind Yo! Sushi and Yotel , which is currently awaiting planning permission. (more…)
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A permaculture food forest in the deserts of Jordan From recycled gray water to a chicken tractor on steroids, the Greening the Desert project is using all tools possible to make the dry lands bloom.
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Interconnect resistivity model to enable early screening of interconnect technology options at advanced nodesNano-electronics research center imec and Synopsys, Inc. today announced an interconnect resistivity model to support the screening and selection of alternative interconnect metals and liner-barrier materials at the 7nm node and beyond. With the continued scaling of advanced process nodes, the impact of parasitic interconnect resistance on the switching delay of standard cells rises considerably.
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Industry emissions down, transportation up While industry in the U.S. has made solid strides in reducing greenhouse gas emissions over the past 25 years, the transportation sector has increased its carbon footprint, say University of Michigan researchers.
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Researchers demonstrate a new approach to designing location-specific emissions-control measures An MIT analysis of how best to reduce fine particulate matter in the atmosphere has brought some surprising results. Due to past regulations, levels of key emissions that form those harmful particles are now lower than they were a decade ago, causing some experts to suggest that cutting them further might have little effect. Not true, concludes the MIT study. Using an atmospheric model, the resear
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Britain Should Emulate Singapore Andrea Leadsom’s withdrawal from the Conservative Party’s leadership race ensures that Home Secretary, Theresa May, will become the next Prime Minister of Great Britain, on Wednesday afternoon. What should May’s priorities be? First, she should endorse Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne’s suggestion to cut the corporate tax rate from its current 20 percent rate to a 15 percent rate, which
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HSBC reportedly got top govt help to hamper money laundering probe- reports Chancellor George Osborne sought to influence a US investigation into HSBC, after the bank admitted laundering money for drug cartels and terrorists, by warning prosecution could throw the global financial system into turmoil. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Some reasons why Brexit is good for Britain While many analysts are focused on Brexit’s negative impact on UK’s economy, there are positive aspects for Britain if it leaves the EU. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Amazon Prime Day is Today: Over 100,000 Products Currently Discounted – Prime Day Deal Alert Today is Amazon’s biggest event of the year – Prime Day . As you read this, over 100,000 products have been dramatically discounted for today only. Laptops, cell phones, gadgets, gear, and everything in-between has been slashed up to 40% or more. You need to be a Prime member to access the deals, but a free trial of Prime – Sign up here – gets you access just the same.&nbsp; Jump over to Amaz
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Spacecraft Moon Landing, 1966; Zeppelin Docking, 1916; Helicopter Failure, 1866 Innovation and discovery as chronicled in Scientific American — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Wheelbarrow Organizer Keep your tools arranged in an orderly manner when you head out onto the job site using this wheelbarrow organizer. It’s compatible with a range of wheelbarrow models and features independent compartments so you can fit everything from your tools to your gloves. Check it out $59.95
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Cardboard Drum Kit Armed with the cardboard drum kit you’ll be able to set up a spontaneous jam session almost anywhere. It’s lightweight, easy to carry, and sets up in mere minutes to accommodate both right handed and left handed drummers. Check it out $131.69
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Mini Planetary Globes To Scale Show your fondness for our solar system’s inner planets by putting these mini planetary globes on display. These to scale globes depict Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, and our moon in stunning detail and brilliant color. Check it out $141.16
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Ball Pit Duvet Make bedtime your kids’ favorite time of the day by laying these ball pit duvets over their beds. This lively bed cover comes completely decked out in a colorful design that transforms the bed into the most comfortable ball pit in the world. Check it out $186.42
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Pressurized Portable Growler This pressurized portable growler keeps your beer remarkably fresh and makes it convenient to share with friends. This large 64 ounce growler comes with a built-in spout and sports a rugged stainless steel exterior that’s vacuum insulated to keep beer chilled. Check it out $139.00
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Universe Necklace The majesty of our cosmos is yours to hold and marvel at with this stunning universe necklace. The necklace displays a lovely circular pendant depicting our local region of the universe with our solar system at the center, and nearby surrounding galaxies. Check it out $39.99
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Indian state attempts to plant record 50 million trees in 24 hours The Paris climate agreement recognized the importance of forests in sequestering excess atmospheric carbon to reverse global warming with the inclusion of the REDD
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First Click: Deep learning is creating computer systems we don’t fully understand How does a computer make a decision? With normal software this is pretty easy to answer. Choices are outlined by a programmer; paths of options are created that are either followed or not, based on definable input. But, with the latest breed of artificially intelligent machines trained on deep learning methods, it’s trickier to work out. Creating these programs often involves selecting the algori
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Scientists move closer to developing therapeutic window to the brain Researchers at the University of California, Riverside are bringing their idea for a ‘Window to the Brain’ transparent skull implant closer to reality through the findings of two studies that …
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The outer edge of a star’s habitable zone a hard place for life Earth is situated right in the middle of our Sun’s habitable zone and it’s a comfortable place for life. We enjoy a relatively stable climate and the right amount of warmth to allow liquid water.
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Topless, electric, or hardcore: Acura’s NSX could spawn a full range of cars Currently, the born-again Acura NSX is exclusively available as a coupe that’s powered by an advanced gasoline-electric hybrid drivetrain. That could soon change, as a recent report finds the supercar will spawn several different variants in the coming years. Acura gave us a thinly veiled preview of future NSX variants during the annual Pikes Peak Hill Climb that took place last month. The Honda-
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Electric planes and passenger-carrying drones are the future, says Paul Priestman Advances in electric motors could see jet aeroplanes replaced by battery-powered craft and usher in a new era of personalised electric flying machines , according to transportation designer Paul Priestman . (more…)
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700yrs to orbit Sun: New dwarf planet spotted beyond Neptune & Pluto A team of astronomers have discovered a new dwarf planet in our solar system. Dubbed 2015 RR245, it is 120 times farther from the Sun than the Earth at its farthest orbital point. Read Full Article at RT.com
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IMF cuts Italy growth outlook, warning of ‘monumental challenge’ ahead Italy’s economy will grow by less than one percent this year, reports the International Monetary Fund (IMF), cutting earlier growth projections. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Almost half of all Russians plan to vote at forthcoming Duma polls According to the latest research released by the independent pollster Levada Center, 48 percent of Russian citizens intend to cast a vote in the nearing parliamentary elections and 40 percent expect the new State Duma to service the society’s interests. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Amazon Prime Day: We pick the best electronics, PC, and mobile deals Bluntly put, Amazon’s Prime Day sale disappointed many last year. Touted as an event to rival Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Prime Day 2015 was defined by discounted products that failed to enthrall would-be buyers. On top of that, the better items sold out quickly. But for its second Prime Day sale , Amazon has promised more appealing offerings with higher inventory—and the online retailer seems
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No Matter How Good it Is, The New Ghostbusters Can’t Win Unless it can send us back in time, this movie has an impossible task. The post No Matter How Good it Is, The New Ghostbusters Can’t Win appeared first on WIRED .
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This Fancy Weed Chocolate Helps You Not Get Too Stoned Défoncé specializes in high-end weed chocolate, and it’s anticipating the marijuana boom with some of the most user-friendly edibles we’ve ever seen. The post This Fancy Weed Chocolate Helps You Not Get Too Stoned appeared first on WIRED .
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The Physical Damage Racism Inflicts on Your Brain and Body A growing body of research now links experiencing racism to poorer health outcomes. Much of it comes from the experience of African Americans in the US. The post The Physical Damage Racism Inflicts on Your Brain and Body appeared first on WIRED .
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Cash-Strapped Towns Are Un-Paving Roads They Can’t Afford to Fix Rural areas all over the country are embracing this kind of strategic retreat. The post Cash-Strapped Towns Are Un-Paving Roads They Can’t Afford to Fix appeared first on WIRED .
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This is Easily The Best Price on LED Lightbulbs Ever Philips 461129 60 Watt Equivalent Soft White A19 LED Light Bulb, 16-Pack , $20 Here’s something to light up your day. A 16-pack of lightbulbs (who needs 16 lightbulbs at once? You do, that’s who) is only $20 today . That’s basically a little over $1 per lightbulb . Just thought I’d shine some light on the subject. I’ll see myself out. Note: Discount shown at checkout. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0
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Sisense-Amazon Echo integration lets you ask Alexa questions about your business data Sisense, a company which helps customers link multiple data sources and summarize them in a single dashboard view, has been working on ways to understand the data outside of the context of a computer. Today, the company announced an initiative called Business Intelligence Virtually Everywhere. That could involve asking questions to a voice-driven system like the Amazon Echo or… Read More
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Silvercar taps legendary quarterback Troy Aikman as spokesperson for car rental service Silvercar has signed Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman as the spokesperson for its first-ever television commercial. Austin, Texas-based Silvercar is a next-generation car rental company that takes the hassle out of renting a car at the airport. Back in January, Silvercar announced that it had raised $28 million from car manufacturer Audi to expand into other cities. Silvercar uses valet-style
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Phantom Skull Decanter A solid glass decanter with an eerie floating skull inside that peers out at you through the booze. Click Here For Complete Details
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GOTENNA goTenna is a new tech device that gives you the freedom to create your own network of communication without the need of satellites or towers from regular carriers. It enables you to even aggregate other goTenna users thus creating your own small community, using the app that goes with it and the free offline maps you can share your location with other users and text them. There are no carrier fee
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Hareide Design Yacht Developed by Swedish design studio Hareide Design , this impressive take on the modern mega-yacht features some truly wonderful details. The hybrid 108-meter vessel is an unique combination of elegance and modernity of Scandinavian design, it features a grand hall giving guests an unprecedented view and contact with the surrounding nature, an elevated dining and viewing area, a tranquil garden su
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The FBI has collected 430,000 iris scans in a so-called ‘pilot program’ As a modestly sized department — policing 2 million citizens with just over 1,800 sworn officers — the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department doesn’t seem like it would be on the cutting edge of surveillance technology. But the department has quietly become one of the most productive nodes in a nationwide iris-scanning project, collecting iris data from at least 200,000 arrestees over the last two a
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Amazon Prime Day 2016: Best Deals for the Home Savings on electronics, kitchenware, and more Prime Day , a.k.a Amazon’s “Black Friday in July” shopping event returns for a second year today, promising a shot at good deals for people who are already signed up for the Amazon Prime program (or will jump on a 30-day free trial of the service to snag the discounts and free two-day shipping benefit.) The event—now open to the U.S., Canada
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More is More: New York City’s Top 10 Postmodern Skyscrapers What started as a tongue-in-cheek rebuke of the staid minimalism of the Modern movement has, by many accounts, come to dominate our current globalized architectural vernacular. Postmodern architecture — with its emphasis on decoration, whimsy and reference — was the antithesis of the strict functionalist aesthetic of the International Style. Striving to incorporate signs, symbols and allusions to
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Occupational Licensing Reform Becomes a Cause Both Republicans and Democrats Can Love: New at ReasonThere’s positive bipartisan movement toward occupational licensing reform. J.D. Tuccille writes: The White House recently announced $7.5 million in grants to organizations working to reduce licensing requirements and make those that remain portable across state lines. “Today nearly one-quarter of all U.S. workers need a government license to do their jobs,” a White House press release p
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GTA 5 Redux makes Grand Theft Auto look almost real When GTA 5 finally made its way to PC last year it offered a substantial graphical upgrade over its PS4 and Xbox One counterparts. But for one intrepid group of modders, even GTA 5’s PC graphics weren’t up to snuff. They’ve been hard at work creating GTA 5 Redux, which massively overhauls the graphics in Rockstar’s seminal open-world game. You can view the mod’s launch trailer below, which shows
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Google Play Family Library lets you share anything you buy with up to 6 people Tired of handing out your email and password every time someone wants to check out a movie or a book on your Google Play account? Want to start your own private Google account, but don’t want to have to buy all those apps and songs all over again? Starting this month, you’re in luck. Now your family – or even those you just consider family – can share purchases on Google Play without hijacking yo
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Top Prime Day Deals for Amazon devices: Echo, Fire TV, Kindle and more – CNET The second ever Prime Day is here and with it Amazon is offering some deep discounts on Kindle, Echo and Fire TV.
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Striking Parisian pavilion topped with a double-vaulted arched roof Varied corporations including the Crédit Agricole’s head office dwell at this modern pavilion in the Parisian suburb of Montrouge. Surrounded by greenery, it spans 6500 sqft within its two levels and serves as a landmark that guides visitors into the campus. Its complex structure consists of a pair of vaulted arches, one sheltering a naturally lighted glazed pavilion and another, an indoor-outdoor
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Disney’s ‘Star Wars Land’ Concept Art Revealed It’s no secret that Disney is building Star Wars themed expansions to Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Florida. In fact, construction is currently underway. Now the official Disney Parks blog has revealed some concept art of the upcoming Disneyland installation as it might appear when it opens in eighty-seven years . Or, y’know, three. Whenever. They haven’t set a date yet. Check
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How farmers markets are evolving to be less about the farmers Fruit and vegetable growers are facing significant declines in sales as customers gravitate more toward prepared foods, rather than raw ingredients. What’s going on?
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This is Easily The Best Price on LED Lightbulbs Ever Philips 461129 60 Watt Equivalent Soft White A19 LED Light Bulb, 16-Pack , $20 Here’s something to light up your day. A 16-pack of lightbulbs (who needs 16 lightbulbs at once? You do, that’s who) is only $20 today . That’s basically a little over $1 per lightbulb . Just thought I’d shine some light on the subject. I’ll see myself out. Note: Discount shown at checkout. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0
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Learn How to Draw By Understanding the World Around You With This Chart Learning any artistic process takes a mental adjustment. Learning to draw requires a different mindset that making a spreadsheet. This graphic helps you recognize the broad steps to get started. Most “Learn to Draw” books begin by making you draw things. However, as Betty Edwards, author of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain explains, learning to draw begins with learning how to see the world
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Significant Digits For Tuesday, July 12, 2016 You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. 6 years After Theresa May’s last remaining opponent dropped out of the race to succeed David Cameron, May is set to be the U.K.’s next prime minister. Cameron will resign Wednesday and will have to personally tell the queen he’s leaving and who his successor will be, in possibly the greatest and most
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Election Update: Nevada Is Still A Swing State The way some Democrats like to tell the story, Nevada went from red to blue without ever really stopping at purple. With its rapidly growing Latino and nonwhite populations , Nevada has demographics that increasingly look like California’s. And President Obama not only won the state twice, but did so by more than his national margins of victory, claiming it by 12.5 percentage points in 2008 and 6
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Gao protest turns deadly as Malian army opens fire Malian soldiers opened fire on anti-government demonstrators in the northern city of Gao on Tuesday, killing three and wounding at least 31, two doctors at a hospital that received the bodies told Reuters.
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Blue is an indicator of first star’s supernova explosions An international collaboration led by the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU) have discovered that the color of supernovae during a specific phase could be an indicator for detecting the most distant and oldest supernovae in the Universe – more than 13 billion years old.
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Curiosity Is Not Intrinsically Good The human drive to resolve uncertainty is so strong that people will look for answers even when it’s obvious those answers will be painful — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Built-In Refrigerators The next generation of family size DCS Built-In refrigerators offers a new level of fit and finish to deliver seamless kitchen integration. Designed for easy installation and flush fit into new or existing kitchen cabinetry — at heights of either 72, 80 or 84 inches with minimal gaps — they are available in either stainless steel or as integrated models, concealed into cabinetry with a kick strip
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Iranian vessels mounted with machine guns approach US warship in Strait of Hormuz In the latest escalation of tensions between Washington and Tehran, five Iranian military vessels maneuvered extremely close to a US warship carrying a top American general just six months after two US ships were detained by Iran. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Is ‘Pokémon Go’ Good For Science? It’s been less than a week since Nintendo’s Pokémon Go first launched, but the new game has already resulted in some serious collateral damage: sunshine and exercise . This past weekend, a massive contingent of seemingly indoor-dwelling people bravely ventured outside and explored their natural surroundings—that is, until their phone batteries died. And as millions of users scoured the earth for
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Economist suggests humans are still evolving (Phys.org)—Harvard economist Jonathan Beauchamp has conducted a study of lifetime reproductive success (rLRS) of a small segment of the U.S. population and has concluded that there is evidence that humans are still evolving. In his paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, he describes the study he conducted, his results and why he believes we are still evolving despite o
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The Market is True Democracy Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rss The Entrepreneur Free Markets History of the Austrian School of Economics Prices The Market is True Democracy 0 Views Disenchantment with the democratic process is a common theme of contemporary politics. The major complaint behind this trend is the idea that “our” political institutions have been subverted by powerful interests that deny voters a meaningful voice
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Bursting the Pentagon Spending Bubble (New at Reason) If you find yourself convinced that a presidential vote for a candidate not named either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton is simply a waste, you had better also be convinced that more massive military spending is the ” smart power ” needed to ” Make America Great Again .” The standard-bearers of the Republican and Democratic parties are on record saying they would oppose any cu
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Barbara Boxer and the Democratic Party Hold Two-Day Festival Against Free Speech Yesterday, as normal Americans were wrapping up their work day, gearing up for baseball’s home-run derby, or playing cell-phone video games in the park , 19 senators from the Democratic Party began taking to the floor of the World’s Greatest Deliberative Body to express their collective ” disapproval ” of the way 33 organizations speak about climate change, and to urge these allegedly &
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Sunken pools and planting proposed to ease flooding in Copenhagen neighbourhood A network of sunken basins and water-purifying planting has been developed by landscape studio SLA and engineering firm Ramboll to help avert flooding in a Copenhagen neighbourhood (+ slideshow). (more…)
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New report calls for fair funding for rural police forces Rural police forces seem set to lose out financially as government thinking is skewed in favour of urban areas, says a detailed study conducted by Plymouth University for the National Rural Crime Network (NRCN).
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Report highlights urgent climate change risks for the UK The impacts of climate change are already being felt in the UK and urgent action is needed, concludes a report published today.
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Stem cells respond to mechanical forces by changing their structure A team of scientists led by Sara Wickström, Principal Investigator at CECAD, the Cluster of Excellence in Cellular Stress Responses in Aging-associated Diseases at the University of Cologne, gained new insights into how stem cells feel and respond to external mechanical forces by changing the way DNA is organized in the nucleus, and thereby the expression of genes that are required for stem cell d
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Monkeys found able to weigh risks in gambling experiments (Phys.org)—A team of researchers with the University of Cambridge in the U.K. has found that Rhesus monkeys are able to weigh the risks between at least two alternatives and to decide when a risk is worth betting on. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers describe the experiments they carried out, their results and why they believe there is rel
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Amazon Prime Day’s best PC game deals: Doom, Mirror’s Edge, XCOM 2, and more We just wrapped the Steam Summer Sale and I’m sure your backlog is full to bursting, so I hesitate to be like “Hey, there’s another sale going on…” But it’s Amazon Prime Day, and if you’re a Prime member then there are some video game deals worth checking out. (Even if you’re not a Prime member, you can sign up for a free 30 day trial .) You can find an incomprehensible jumble of deals on Amazon
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FarmBot Genesis A fully open source DIY robot that can plant and grow different kinds plants at once. FarmBot has drag and drop interfaces for planning and taking care of your small garden (up to 10’x 5′), as well as remote manual controls. It can even suppress weeds automatically. Hat Tip Link Link 2 Price: $2900 More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: FoldiMate Laundry Robot Trainerbot Table Tennis Robot iRobo
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The Magic of “Untranslatable” Words What we can learn about the world and ourselves from foreign words that have no equivalent in English — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Four centuries of Polynesian trade moved stone tools over 2,000km (credit: University of Hawaii ) By the time European explorers reached the islands scattered across the vast distances of the Pacific Ocean, most of the voyaging done by the Polynesians was among local island groups. But the locals seemed to know of places well beyond their shores, which suggested their ancestors not only colonized far-flung islands but returned to share knowledge of them. Eventu
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Berkeley Lab Create Novel Method to Develop Atomically Thin Transistors and Circuits Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have formulated a method to chemically build circuits and transistors that measure just a few…
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How fast can stars spin? Everything in the universe is spinning. Spinning planets and their spinning moons orbit around spinning stars, which orbit spinning galaxies. It’s spinning all the way down.
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See The Moon Photobombing The Earth, Again For the second time in a year, a NASA camera aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite captured a ‘lunar photobomb’
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When You Have an Emergency Fund, You Have Power When you live paycheck-to-paycheck , you usually feel at the mercy of your employer. If you’re lucky enough to have a fair, understanding employer, that might not be so bad. However, if your employer is a jerk or you just don’t like your job, you probably feel powerless and stuck. Here’s how an emergency fund can help with that. http://lifehacker.com/how-to-break-t… In basic terms, an emergency f
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Endangered songbirds prefer a Dyson fan Some fans are quiet, but weak. Others are powerful, but noisy. According to Dyson, their Air Multiplier fans are quiet and powerful.
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Building public trust in the police Policing in the United States is under renewed scrutiny after the deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and five Dallas police officers last week. While some cities, like Dallas, have seen improvements in police-community relations in recent years, public trust and confidence in the police continue to lag, especially following recent police shootings.
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Bundeze Bandit Multi-Tool Wallet Cash and card carriers don’t come much more versatile than the Bundeze Bandit Multi-Tool Wallet. The aircraft grade anodized aluminum coated construction not only sports space for up to eight cards or 30 bills, but a handful of the handiest tools such as a wrenches, driver heads and a bottle opener.
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BYRON – The First 2 in 1 Leather Carryall Byron is a customizable carryall designed to satisfy the needs of a diverse range of lifestyles and professions. This carryall includes the insert of your choice, designed for unique storage needs. The interior of the Byron includes organization for tablet, phone, pens, glasses, cards, cash, notebook, small items, open compartments, and cords. They use full grain vegetable tanned leather made fro
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The Dirty Dunk – The Original Over-the-Door Basketball Hoop Laundry Hamper Introduced to the public decades ago, the original Dirty Dunk has been redesigned for consumers today. While other basketball-themed laundry baskets exist now, only the Dirty Dunk can lay claim to the original design. The Dirty Dunk bridges the gap between playtime and chores by instilling healthy habits in the lives of sports-minded individuals and gives kids a fresh and fun way to keep their ro
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Leaf Razor – Shave For Cents, Not Dollars Leaf combines amazing, time-tested blades with modern shaving ergonomics so that you can stop renting your shave and own your shave. This is the razor that changes shaving forever. The Leaf Razor is an all-metal, beautifully designed razor handle that integrates double-edge razor blades into a modern form factor. The razor comes with a pivoting head and multiple-blades. The team created a razor t
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ARAGON Watch – Jet Clock Inspired by a Jet Engine Presenting the Jet Clock – a perfect clock for those who love jet engines. Two independent clocks fused together to resemble the power plant of an aircraft, the jet engine. The Jet Clock will feature vibrant colored dials coupled with accurate quartz movements. The arms of The Jet Clock move up and down independently making this a fun, attractive desk or bedside accessory. The Jet Clock is guaran
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LONGPLATE – The First Vinyl-Inspired Porcelain Plate Longplates are a set of six plates with each one showing a particular graphic. These plates come with a beautiful porcelain guarantee, are dishwasher & microwave safe as well as certified for food use. The idea has been simple: to give the appeal of an LP to a standard plate. Each of them is finished using a unique design relating to a music band that, with irony, winks at food. The range is
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Star Wars and the future of healthcare In his iconic Star Wars series, George Lucas envisioned a world in a galaxy far, far away, where, among other things, doctors were droids and bots. Lucas viewed medical care as algorithmic, and therefore well within the capacity of intelligent machines. Does the world of healthcare in the Star Wars films — where bots are the new docs — mirror our own not-so-distant future of medicine? Read More
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HealthTap makes a bigger push into continuing studies for doctors HealthTap, a six-year-old, Palo Alto, Ca.-based telehealth startup that says 102,000 doctors now use its platform to connect with patients, has officially snapped up DocPhin, whose app made it easier for doctors to find and read medical research. DocPhin was founded five years ago and had raised roughly $1.6 million from investors, including Rock Health, Startup Health, and Romulus… Read More
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Economic & Political Forces Drive Semiconductor Consolidation The acquisition fervor will likely continue, as long as liquidity is freely available. Mentor Graphics’ CEO Walden Rhines gives his take.
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Two inflated ‘hot-Jupiter’ planets discovered around distant stars (Phys.org)—Astronomers have detected two new “hot Jupiters” with a radius larger than they should have. Designated WASP-113b and WASP-114b, these exoplanets orbit their host stars located some 1,170 and 1,500 light years away respectively. A July 8 paper detailing the finding appeared on the arXiv pre-print server.
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Ocean warming and acidification impact on calcareous phytoplankton and reduce its ability to sequester atmospheric CO2 Researchers from the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB), the University of Cambridge and the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom warn of the negative impacts of rapid ocean warming and ocean acidification on coccolithophores, and consequently in the regulatory processes of atmospheric and ocean concentrations of car
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Shareholder litigation puts a spotlight on environmental risk Rule 10b of the Securities Exchange Act gives shareholders the right to bring a lawsuit to recover economic loss sustained as a result of fraud related to the trading of their investments in stocks or bonds. This fraud can come in many forms, including insider trading, price fixing or corporate misrepresentations to its investors. This last type of fraud has seen increased attention (primarily at
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Save a Ton of Money By Sharing Movies With Google’s New Family Library Image: Getty Google is making it easier—and cheaper—to share with family members. For no additional charge, you can now share purchased apps, games, movies, TV shows, and books with up to six family members across Android, iOS, and the web. The offer has been rumored for months , and it’s now available to everyone with a Google Play account. Once you sign up for the service, anything you buy will
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Five Surprising, Science-Backed Ways To Boost Your Creativity Researchers have found that just staring at the Apple logo may spur creative thought. Here’s why. You might not think of yourself as especially creative. And maybe—right now—you aren’t. But a growing body of scientific research suggests that anyone has the ability to become at least a little more creative than they already are, sometimes in surprising ways. Here are a few of the stranger approach
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Google’s Project Fi boosts data speeds when traveling abroad – CNET The search giant is trying to tempt more people to use its experimental wireless service, though it works with only a few phones so far.
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GTA Online is getting crazy new stunt races starting today Good ol’ human ingenuity has led to all kinds of outlandish stunts being played out across GTA Online , and now developer Rockstar is helping things along by introducing a new set of features designed with stunts in mind. Called “Cunning Stunts,” the free update is available today, and it includes 16 all-new stunt races, which look to change up the game’s racing quite a bit by adding courses that
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The invasive success of the mosquitofish is due to its genetic variability The Eastern gambusia (Gambusia holbrooki), also known as the mosquitofish, is one of the world’s 100 most invasive species. To understand its expansion across Europe from Spain, where it was introduced in the 1920s, a group of Spanish researchers has analysed, for the first time, the evolutionary changes of this animal through its genes. According to the study, genetic variability has allowed this
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Eco-conscious Parc Central adds beautiful green lungs to Guangzhou The 24-meter-tall two-story Parc Central has a notably lower profile than its high-rise neighbors, however, still stands out with its eye-catching form. The project’s beautiful curvaceous shape was inspired by “Double Fish,” a symbol for peace, harmony, and fortune in Chinese culture. The pair of buildings curves around the central gardens and is linked together by a pedestrian bridge. The undulat
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World’s first “intelligent” suitcase can recognize and follow its owner It seems we’re surrounded by “intelligent” objects in our daily lives now — smartphones, smartwatches, even smart thermostats. But one thing most of us probably haven’t expected to go high-tech is our luggage. That’s all changing with the invention of the world’s first intelligent suitcase, a robot named Olive, created by the German design team IKAP-Robotics. https://www.youtube.com/wat
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Views from Manhattanhenge, New York City’s coolest sunset of the year Around 300 people are crowded at the edge of 42nd street and 2nd avenue in Manhattan with cameras, selfie sticks, smartphones, tripods, and GoPros in hand. As soon as the green light for pedestrians flicker on, they run to the middle of street, engulfing cars, yellow cabs, and buses. Car passengers lower down their windows and ask what’s going on. We’re all here for the sunset. As the traffic is
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Beautiful permaculture farm grows in just three years Having rejected the world of high finance, Andrew Martin created a beautiful five acre smallholding in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.
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Pumping Iron: Lighter Weights Just as Effective as Heavier Weights to Gain Muscle, Build Strength: ResearchNew research from McMaster University is challenging traditional workout wisdom, suggesting that lifting lighter weights many times is as efficient as lifting heavy weights for fewer repetitions. It is the latest in a series of studies that started in 2010, contradicting the decades-old message that the best way to build muscle is to lift heavy weights.
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The Future of Japanese Housing in 10 Unique Architecture Models The “House Vision” exhibition was launched in 2011 as an opportunity for the leading lights of Japanese design to explore future possibilities for the house, a structure that — perhaps more than any other — intimately reflects the way people live. Indeed, archaeologists have been known to study the home designs of lost civilizations to piece together the daily habits of people who left behind few
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Why France’s Hollande holds on to ‘rebel’ minister Macron Emmanuel Macron’s first political rally on Tuesday evening is widely viewed as a prelude to a run for the presidency – as well as a distraction from his job as economy minister. So why does his mentor, François Hollande, let him get away with it?
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ICYMI: Space foam party and mind reading for horses Today on In Case You Missed It: A new rover concept from Harvard’s SSR Lab shows a rover extruding a fast-drying foam over rocks to keep vehicles from getting stuck on other planets. University of Nottingham researchers are building an algorithm to read the moods and behavior of horses , rather than having behaviorists analyze videos on their own. You should also see this video of hardware playin
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Graphene’s Ability to Conduct Electricity Gains Popularity Graphene, a two-dimensional wonder-material, has earned immense popularity due to its exceptional capability to conduct electricity. Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) have…
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Silk-Based Microfluidic Device Shows Potential for Implantable Devices, Drug Testing Scientists have developed a unique silk-based tissue chip that can be used extensively for drug testing and can better represent human tissues, compared to the present generation of chips. This silk…
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New Nanotechnology-Based Tattoo Could be Used for Various Commercial, Medical Applications A new temporary “electronic tattoo” developed by Tel Aviv University that can measure the activity of muscle and nerve cells researchers is poised to revolutionize medicine, rehabilitation,…
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Researchers Use Advanced Tools to Exploit Atomic, Molecular Properties of Matter at Pritzker Nanofabrication Facility Academic and industrial researchers have begun working side-by-side at the University of Chicago’s Pritzker Nanofabrication Facility, using some of the world’s most advanced tools to…
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Technion Breakthrough in Carbon Nanotubes Could Help Replace Silicon Chips in Various Electronic DevicesTechnion researchers have developed a method for growing carbon nanotubes that could lead to the day when molecular electronics replace the ubiquitous silicon chip as the building block of…
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Kennesaw State Researchers Fabricate Delicate Solar Cells A humming laboratory is birthing tiny solar cells – the first such devices created on campus – as Kennesaw State researchers strive to develop better photovoltaic technologies. Sandip…
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Samsung’s new 4TB SSD costs about as much as a MacBook Pro For those in need of substantial PC storage, spinning hard drives are still very much a reality. That’s changing, of course, though not quite as quickly as many upgraders are hoping. $700 will get you a 2TB solid state hard drive from the friendly folks at Samsung, and now you can double that storage at more than double the price. The company’s been offering up server-ready drives… Read More
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Why don’t plants get sunburn? The one fact about plants that most people probably remember from school is that they use sunlight to make their own food. That process, photosynthesis, means that plants are dependent on sunlight. But as anyone who’s forgotten to put suncream on during their day at the beach knows, the sun can also be damaging. So how do plants absorb the light they need while avoiding damage from the sun’s ultra
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EU furious over Jose Manuel Barroso’s new job at Goldman Sachs EU politicians are demanding former European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso is sanctioned for taking a job with Goldman Sachs. They say he has failed to “behave with integrity and discretion.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Eight Hip Stretches That Counter the Effects of Sitting All Day You and I probably spend too much time sitting. Excessive sitting makes our hips very tight, which in turn, can affect our posture and make it harder to perform our best or move freely in general. If you have to sit for work, try a few of these hip stretches daily to keep that important joint healthy. http://lifehacker.com/5879536/how-si… In their video, GMB Fitness walks you through eight gentle
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Get Medieval on Intruders With This Retractable Fencing There are lots of ways to prevent people from trespassing on your property, including moats, drawbridges, and roaming packs of dogs. But if those tried and true medieval approaches clash with your design aesthetics, you can instead surround your home with a new approach to fencing that secretly retracts and disappears right into the ground. Created by a company called Fancy Fence , the system can
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Lenovo Shows off a Bendable Phone for Your Wrist Foldable tech is the new hotness. Not only have a number of startups started to explore the possibility of having bendable displays which you can mount on … Read More
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ATOM AR3 Is The World’s First Security Robot If you’re a long time reader of inStash then you already know what we think about personal robots . While we remain big fans, the most important … Read More
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Ferrari LaFerrari Spider Is The Fastest Hybrid Yet What do you get when you turn the lauded Ferrari LaFerrari hybrid car and kick it up a notch ? The Ferrari LaFerrari Spider, of course! Featuring … Read More
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New insight into how plants make cellulose A Manchester and Dundee collaboration has found out more about one of the most abundant biological substances on the planet.
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Religiosity diminishes conservative opposition to environmentally friendly consumer decisions Some people have perceived that the combination of religion and political conservatism exacerbates environmental concerns in the United States. But researchers from Rice University and Baruch College have found evidence that religious identification and belief in a god dampen the otherwise strong negative effect that political conservatism typically has on whether people make purchasing decisions
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A Drone Assistant For Search-And-Rescue Workers Technology Elios wins million-dollar “Drones For Good” competition Elios Drone…
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Musical Matchboxes There are lots of different things you can use to create rhythms, but we find the sounds created by musician Dominik Schad and his boxes of matches to be particularly pleasing to our ears. Even better with headphones on. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Weird Beatbox Sounds Gothenburg Shuffle Ping Pong Ball Trick Shots Flat Top x Daft Punk Hotel California A Capella
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The Army Wants to Make Body Armor Out of Genetically Engineered Spider Silk We’ve always wanted body armor to look less like a chunky Kevlar vest and more like a sleek superhero suit . The Army wants that too, enough so that it just awarded a $100,000 contract to a company to see if its genetically engineered spider silk can be used for body armor. Kraig Biocraft, the winner of the contract, will test its futuristic spider silk to see how well it stands up to wear and te
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This Is the Deepest View Yet Into the Orion Nebula Image: ESO/H. Drass et al. Astronomers working with the Very Large Telescope in Chile have captured the deepest view yet of the heart of the Orion Nebula. Wow. Located 1,350 light-years from the sun, the Orion Nebula star-formation measures about 24 light-years across. It’s visible to the naked eye, appearing as a fuzzy patch in Orion’s sword. Like other nebulae, Orion is illuminated by the many
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Scientists identify neurochemical signal likely missing in Parkinson’s Neuroscientists have identified the neurochemical signal likely missing in Parkinson’s disease by discovering two distinctly different kinds of neurons that deliver dopamine to an important brain region responsible for both movement and learning/reward behavior. The findings provide a new framework for understanding the role of the dopamine system in movement control and learning/reward and how dy
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How the State Worsens Economic Inequality Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rss How the State Worsens Economic Inequality Business Cycles Calculation and Knowledge Money and Banking Private Property 0 Views Thomas Piketty´s book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century , on growing inequality in capitalism, has become a bestseller. Piketty offers much data claiming that inequality is rising and draws the conclusion that the state should fix that ‘
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Mack Weldon Vesper Polo If there’s anyone who knows how to wear a great polo, it’s 007. The iconic hero has inspired generations of guys to dress better, so it should come as no shock that his style was the perfect inspiration for the latest wardrobe essential from Mack Weldon. Named after the original martini sipped by James Bond (not to mention his first love), the Vesper Polo updates a warm-weather piece for modern t
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The Mind–Body Problem, Scientific Regress and “Woo” The science of consciousness, far from converging on a sensible paradigm, is going backward — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Cancer risk may rise before and immediately after a diabetes diagnosis A new study indicates that individuals with diabetes may have an elevated risk of developing cancer before and immediately after a diabetes diagnosis. The findings point to the need for a better understanding of the link between diabetes and cancer.
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‘Frankenstein’ galaxy surprises astronomers About 250 million light-years away, there’s a neighborhood of our universe that astronomers had considered quiet and unremarkable. But now, scientists have uncovered an enormous, bizarre galaxy possibly formed from the parts of other galaxies.
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Prime Day No-Brainer: Buy a $50 Amazon Card, Get an Extra $10 For Free Do you spend money on Amazon? Then this is basically $10 worth of free cash. All you have to do is add a $50 gift card to your cart , enter promo code GCPRIME16 , and you’ll see a message confirming that you’ll receive a $10 credit. Just note that it’s only available for Prime members, and likely won’t last long. Read more…
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New multicomponent reactions to design active compounds against trypanosomiasis Multicomponent reactions are protocols that ease the chemical synthesis of new compounds, and are particularly important to gain molecules with biological activity as therapeutic agents against …
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The craziest real-world consequences of Pokemon Go so far It’s Pokemon Go’s world. We’re all just living in it.
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A signal boost for molecular microscopy Carbon nanotubes can be produced with a variety of shapes and properties and are therefore of much interest for widespread applications in fields as diverse as electronics, photonics, nanomechanics, …
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How birds unlock their super-sense, ultraviolet vision The ability of finches, sparrows, and many other birds to see a visual world hidden to us is explained in a study published in the journal eLife.
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Long-range bombers flying from Russia destroy ‘major’ ISIS camp in central Syria Six Tupolev Tu-22M3 strategic bombers have delivered massive airstrikes against a major Islamic State camp and ammunition depots in Syria, Russia’s Defense Ministry says. The aircraft flew from Russia and returned home after the operation. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Robots will ‘liberate’ 25% of business service workers by 2035, claims Deloitte A quarter of jobs in Britain’s business services sector will be taken over by robots in the next 20 years because of falling technology costs and rising wages, a new report claims. Read Full Article at RT.com
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New colonial carve-up of Africa? British firms vying for £1trn natural resources British government-supported firms are engaged in a piratical contest for African natural resources as part of a new colonialist “scramble for Africa,” a major new report claims. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Apple’s Mac sales fall, economies shudder The latest PC marketshare figures from Gartner and IDC suggest Mac users are anxious for new MacBooks, as Mac sales fall and economic weakness impacts PC sales everywhere. Apple’s bell chimes “Apple continues to face an increasingly competitive market as it awaits a refresh of its PC lineup. As a result, shipments experienced a decline from last year,” said IDC. IDC says Q2 2016 worldwide PC ship
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Furenexo’s SoundSense is a simple, open-source gadget that helps deaf people stay aware of their surroundings People with deafness have plenty of ways to navigate everyday situations as if they had no disability at all, but there are still situations that present dangers unique to them — not being able to hear a smoke alarm or gunshot, for instance. SoundSense is a small wearable device that listens for noises that might require immediate attention and alerts the user when it detects one. Read More
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Best Buy has its own deals to compete with Amazon Prime Day As Amazon kicks off its day of deals for Amazon Prime members, Best Buy is offering its own discounts to compete. While it’s not quite the generalist outlet that Amazon is, Best Buy’s sale page features plenty of TVs, headphones, cameras, drones, smartphones, and various appliances and connected home gear. Here are a few noteworthy items, on sale through today: $350 off Samsung 55-inch 4K Ultra H
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How to Deceive a Robot How do you fool a robot? It’s not difficult—machines are only good at what we tell them to do. But even still, many parts of our world may not be “readable” to some robots. Read More
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4 Ways the Hyperloop Will Improve Life for You and Me The Hyperloop is a really, really good idea. The technology itself — which is based on sending passengers in pods coursing through vacuum tubes at improbably fast speeds — is, without a doubt, going to radically change the world. But more than that, it’s going to change our society for the better. Here’s why. 1. It Will Solve the Housing Crisis Over the past twenty years, the cost of housing in m
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Climate change is pushing clouds up and toward the poles For the first time, researchers have found evidence that global warming caused by humans is affecting clouds — and not in a good way. A study by team from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography shows that clouds are being pushed up and out of mid-range latitudes toward the poles. “It’s really the first credible evidence that we have of climate change and clouds in the observed record ,&quo
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This Anti-Gravity iPhone Case lets you go hands-free virtually anywhere Finding a stranger to take a shot of you and your loved ones can be awkward, and let’s face it – those selfie sticks just aren’t for everyone. That’s where the Anti-Gravity iPhone 6/6S Case comes in, revolutionizing the way you capture life’s important moments, keep up with loved ones, prepare meals and more. And for a limited time, you can grab one of your own for only $29.99 on TNW Deals. The A
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‘Racism is everywhere’ The power of the Black Lives Matter movement to galvanise people concerned about police misconduct has not stopped at America’s borders.
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Average joint contains much less marijuana than thought, research shows By analyzing more than 10,000 drug transactions, researchers have found the average joint contains 0.32 grams of marijuana, key data for policymaking.
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New antidepressant target discovered Scientists have shown how manipulating a novel target in the brain using gene therapy could lead to new treatments for depression. Decreasing a set of proteins in the hippocampus reduced depression-like behavior in mice. If replicated in humans, the findings could inform fresh therapies for millions of patients who do not respond to existing treatments for depression.
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Future Mobility aiming to sell electric cars worldwide by 2020 Future Mobility is only four months old, but that isn’t stopping the auto startup from rolling out with its ambitious plans. Backed by Chinese Internet giant, Tencent, Future Mobility is aiming to sell premium electric cars by 2020 on a worldwide scale, as reported by the Wall Street Journal. The startup has already poached 50 engineers from the likes of Google, Tesla, Mercedes-Benz and… Read Mor
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Microsoft and IBM in a deal to push Surface devices to enterprises Microsoft said its Surface devices generate about $1 billion in revenue every quarter, and the company hopes to raise that number by putting the devices on more corporate desktops. The company is partnering with IBM, one of the world’s largest software makers, to write applications specifically for Surface devices. The goal is to tailor Surface devices to meet the needs of financial, consumer goo
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Skype for Business will translate meetings into 40 languages Microsoft is bringing the dream of the Star Trek universal translator to businesses later this year with the launch of a new beta feature that offers live captioning of Skype for Business meeting broadcasts in 40 languages. Using Microsoft’s Bing Translator technology, speakers will be able to talk in one of a handful of supported native languages, and their viewers will be able to view computer-
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Top Amazon Prime Day headphone deals – CNET While there aren’t a huge number of great Prime Day deals on headphones, a few are worth highlighting.
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An Account of The Algal Affliction in Florida From Our Blogs: Under The Microscope The recent State of Emergency declared in Florida is just the latest in a long history of troubles Florida has had a long struggle with algal blooms. Researchers know the cause of these annoyances yet the solution may not be easy to implement.
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The Worst Bargains of Amazon Prime Day [Updated] Image: Gizmodo Amazon treats its annual Prime Day like a religious holiday for shopping and the greatest thing capitalism hath wrought. In fairness, you can find some sweet, sweet deals amongst the pages of dog food and baby monitors, especially if you’re patient and enjoy spending your day hiding an Amazon webpage from the prying eyes of your boss. But what about the rejects? What about the item
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This Texas Cottage Makes Breezy Outdoor Living Its Priority The concept of outdoor living is nothing new in Texas, with homes in the region always favoring a pavilion style and an open ambiance that seamlessly connects the interior with the outdoors. With the weather in Texas favoring such style, it is barely a surprise that the homeowners of this tranquil cottage nestled in a hip neighborhood of Austin opted for an extension that was all about the outdoo
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A Review of the Twelve South ParcSlope The constant reach of technology on your wallet doesn’t end with a laptop or desktop purchase. That would be too easy. For any Apple device, there is a well designed Twelve South accessory waiting shortly thereafter. Case in point: I picked up a 2016 MacBook recently and began using it as my everyday laptop at home and at the office. The first few weeks were marvellous thanks to the improved batt
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Ice algae: The engine of life in the central Arctic Ocean Algae that live in and under the sea ice play a much greater role for the Arctic food web than previously assumed. In a new study, biologists of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) showed that not only animals that live directly under the ice thrive on carbon produced by so-called ice algae. Even species that mostly live at greater depth depend to a l
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Research shows how to get more crop per drop Boosting food production with limited water availability is of great importance to humanity. However, our current water usage is already unsustainable today. The fact that plant leaves lose a great deal of water through photosynthesis is the greatest limiting factor for larger harvests worldwide. Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed an approach to solving the probl
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Water sampling technique paves way for safe storage of CO2 Scientists have found an inexpensive way to monitor the storage of the most common greenhouse gas – carbon dioxide – deep underground.
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Why Libertarians Should Be Wary of Brexit ‘Victory’ Many American libertarians have lauded British voters’ decision to leave the European Union. After all, any blow to such a federal structure must be good for liberty, right? Not so fast. Many European libertarians, like myself, view Brexit as a dangerous blow to openness and free trade that removes one of the strongest voices against E.U. centralization from the negotiating table in Brussels. The
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Scavenger crows provide public service, research shows Crows are performing a useful function and keeping our environment free from rotting carcasses, research carried out at the University of Exeter in Cornwall has discovered.
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Study finds broad range of ‘independence’ for US young adults The idea of what it means to become “independent” has evolved significantly in recent generations, and new research from North Carolina State University finds that the concept of being either dependent or independent doesn’t apply to almost half of young adults in the United States. Instead, the study finds that young adults can fall into any of four categories that span the spectrum fro
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Add a Sunken Succulent Garden to an Affordable IKEA Table IKEA’s inexpensive LACK side table is easy to transform for a variety of useful projects. Here’s how to add a beautiful sunken garden to one of them with a few supplies. You can see a visual demo of the project in the video above, but if you can’t watch it, you’ll need an IKEA LACK side table, size of your choosing, some heavy plastic sheeting, a box cutter, an iron, a few other supplies you prob
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The US Is Setting Up a Missile Shield in South Korea The Korean missile war is heating up. Ever since the United States and North Korea agreed to an armistice in 1953, the Korean Peninsula has enjoyed at best an uneasy peace. Now, the frozen conflict could enter a new phase as Pyongyang’s tests increasingly powerful ballistic missiles—and, in response, Washington sends more missile-defense troops to the region. On June 7, 2016, the Pentagon announc
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Power-up Your Walls With This Super Mario Bros. Level 1-1 Poster Set It’s considered to be one of the most perfectly designed video game levels of all time because it introduces players to new gameplay concepts without an instruction manual. And if you have fond memories of Super Mario Bros. ’ Level 1-1 (who doesn’t?) you can now immortalize it on your wall . When laid out in sequence, this five-poster set is 15-feet-long, recreating the entire first level of the
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Global Initiative Seeks 1,000 New Cancer Models The effort will use next-generation cell-culture methods and fresh patient samples — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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NASA instrument to use X-rays to map an asteroid NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will launch September 2016 and travel to the near-Earth asteroid Bennu to harvest a sample of surface material and return it to Earth for study. But before the science team selects a sample site, they can find out a bit about Bennu’s elemental make-up.
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Mack Weldon Updates the Polo Shirt: The tailored but sporty Vesper features a micro-mesh fabric blend The polo shirt can be a confusing staple piece to some. It’s a bit dressy and a bit casual. Its existence in that interspace has made it popular for over a century—as it was initially primarily attached to sports (polo, golf and tennis). While…… Continue Reading…
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Umbilical cord patch could be method for fetal spina bifida repair A patch made from cryopreserved human umbilical cord may be a novel method for treating spina bifida in utero, according to scientists.
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New lamp lets you plunge light like a liquid A light plunger. It sort of sounds like something from a sci-fi novel, doesn’t it? (Like: “The Hubions are gaining on us, activate the light plunger!”) In fact, it’s a new product just launched on Kickstarter that looks like it combines the concept of a French coffee press with a table lamp and lets users plunge the light to turn it on or off. .. Continue Reading New lamp lets you plung
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How WeWork Experiments On Itself to Advance the Field of Office Design The potted plants, images of trees on the giant light fixtures from Alex Allen Studio, and even a show tree help people make a connection to nature at work, which creative director Devin Vermeulen says is “proven to make people more creative, less stressed”. Image © Lauren Kallen In this article, originally published by Metropolis Magazine as ” Redefining (and Redesigning) The Way WeWork ,&q
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12 Music Documentaries Every Guy Should See Musicians, whether successful or not, seem to live wildly crazy lives. Whether it’s the sex, drugs and rock n’ roll or the insane struggle to make it in the industry, we could probably watch a documentary about 90% of the bands out there. If you’re looking for some of the best, however, consider these 12 […]
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Win the Ultimate Smart Home Setup in Our Amazon Echo Giveaway This giveaway is sponsored by our partner, StackSocial. From intelligent light bulbs to connected thermostats, our homes are rapidly becoming smarter. The Amazon Echo lets you take control of these devices with your voice, even from another room. You can also stay connected with your online world and listen to music. Here’s your chance to win an Amazon Echo and a bundle of great smart home equipm
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The best TV deals for Amazon Prime Day Most recent update: 12:44 p.m. ET One of the biggest shopping myths is that Black Friday is the best day to score a sweet deal on a big TV. That’s actually not true anymore. Thanks to online discounts all year round, you can bag a new TV at a discount almost anytime — if you know where to look. SEE ALSO: The best deals from Amazon Prime Day As part of Amazon Prime Day , Amazon is offering some gr
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Shape-shifting “apartment in a box” by MIT and Yves Bhar hits stores next year MIT and Yves Béhar-designed robotic home will transform tiny apartments next year It’s not often that interior design elements stem from MIT projects, but that’s exactly the case for the newly introduced Ori, http://orisystems.com/ the shapeshifting ‘apartment in a box’ that takes its name from the Japanese art of paper folding (yep, origami). The MIT Media Lab http://inhabitat.com/tag/mit-media-l
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Surprising neutrino decoherence inside supernovae Neutrinos are elementary particles known for displaying weak interactions. As a result, neutrinos passing each other in the same place hardly notice one another. Yet, neutrinos inside a supernova collectively behave differently because of their extremely high density. A new study reveals that neutrinos produced in the core of a supernova are highly localised compared to neutrinos from all other kn
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Microsoft debuts “Surface as a Service” program aimed at getting devices into the enterprise Microsoft announced this morning a new program aimed at expanding Surface’s footprint in the enterprise, dubbed “Surface as a Service.” The initiative will allow businesses to lease Surface devices, alongside subscriptions to Office 365 and Windows 10. The company says this will allow customers to benefit from access to the latest hardware as well as faster device refresh… Read More
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Amazon’s Prime Day off to another rocky start It could be another #primedayfail for Amazon. The online retailer has reported some customers are having problems adding items to their shopping carts and missing out on deals that have been heavily advertised on TV. Some customers are reporting difficulty with checkout. We’re working to resolve this issue quickly. — Amazon (@amazon) July 12, 2016 Prime Day is a company-proclaimed online shopping
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Discovery could lead to treatment to better regulate insulin A recent discovery holds promise for those who are obese or diabetic and do not benefit from medications to regulate their glucose and insulin levels.
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Preventive procedure for ovarian cancer adopted without adverse surgical outcomes A surgical procedure recommended to reduce the future risk of ovarian cancer has been successfully implemented throughout in Northern California without a change in surgical outcomes,
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New Dwarf Planet Found Far beyond Pluto The newfound icy world may be roughly 700 kilometers in size, and orbits the sun once ever 700 years — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Researchers outsmart the biological uncertainty principle Anyone who has ever taken a group photo will be familiar with the problem: If everyone is constantly running around, it’s almost impossible to get a sharp photo. Cell biologists who want to …
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PC Shipments Return To Growth In the US PC shipments are seeing a welcome growth in the United States. The industry, which has seen a continual decline in the sales in the past few consecutive quarters, is now seemingly gaining some momentum in the United States, according to independent findings by marketing research firms IDC and Gartner. According to IDC, the PC shipments have increased by 4.9%, whereas Gartner says it has observed a
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Mapping America’s Inequality Leads to Eye-Opening Results How unequal is your area? Were you surprised to learn that Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is the most economically unequal city in the U.S.? Curious to see how your county stacks up? Now, a new graphic from the cost-visualization site How Much has mapped economic data from the Economic Policy Institute showing the relative income disparities between an area’s top 1 percent of wealthy folks compared to th
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Dab2 regulates autophagy: New insights into mechanisms of chemo-resistance and metastasis Investigators report preclinical findings suggesting that disabled 2 (Dab2) serves as a molecular switch that regulates whether a tumor cell undergoes autophagy or apoptosis. Maintaining Dab2 by inhibiting cathepsin B could prevent tumor cell survival by blocking autophagy and promoting cell death. These insights provide important information for maximizing the efficacy of existing chemotherapeuti
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Discovery of insulin-producing beta cell subtypes may impact diabetes treatment Researchers have determined the existence of at least four separate subtypes of human insulin producing beta cells that may be important in the understanding and treatment of diabetes.
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Silk-based tissue chip provides promise for drug testing, implantable devices A new type of tissue chip has been created that can be more widely used for drug testing. Engineering the chips as a silk gel circumvents many of the problems with existing devices and could potentially be an implantable treatment itself.
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New approach for regenerative diabetes therapy The marker Flattop subdivides the insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas into those that maintain glucose metabolism and into immature cells that divide more frequently and adapt to metabolic changes. This could provide a starting point for regenerative diabetes therapies, scientists report.
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Brussels urges Russia to lift Ukrainian transit restrictions European Neighborhood Policy Commissioner Johannes Hahn has asked Russia to end the measures restricting the transit of Ukrainian goods. He also asked Ukraine not to rush responsive measures. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘You gotta make it home’: Black country singer’s video advice for dealing with cops breaks internet A video posted by black country singer Coffey Anderson advising other African American men on how to handle police encounters has been viewed a whopping 33 million times online. Read Full Article at RT.com
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EU warns Israel’s NGO law harms democracy, opposition leader brands it ‘budding fascism’ The European Commission is concerned that the newly-passed Israeli law aimed at foreign-funded NGOs could undermine democracy and free speech. A major Israeli rights group pledged to appeal the law, which the opposition leader called “budding fascism.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Italian intelligence chief visits Syria, discusses counterterrorism cooperation with Assad – report Italy’s intelligence chief has reportedly visited Syria, where he met with President Bashar Assad and discussed counter-terrorism cooperation. Damascus is allegedly offering data on European jihadists in exchange for normalization of diplomatic relations. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Upgrade To Booming Surround Sound For $200 With No Receiver, and Few Wires VIZIO S5451w-C2 5.1 Channel Sound Bar with Subwoofer and Surrounds , $200 for Prime members. The supermassive version of our favorite surround sound system is down to easily its best price ever today on Amazon. If you aren’t familiar, this VIZIO system offers true 5.1 surround sound by way of a wireless subwoofer and a pair of satellite speakers (which plug into the subwoofer), all without the ai
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Silicon Valley Security Guard Robot Injures Toddler Technology And violates the first rule of robotics Robot injures child.
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The More We Quantify Our Bodies, the More We’ll Want to Hack Them “If you were counting your steps 10 years ago, you were Rain Man,” Michael Brandt told me. “Now, everybody has a fitness band tracking their movements.” It’s quite a line, but considering Silicon Valley’s booming interest in human enhancement, it doesn’t come as a shock. Brandt, a 27-year-old Stanford grad, is a cofounder of Nootrobox, a startup that’s taken nootropics from a world of mysterious
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Gecko clearance sale A gecko for your terrarium? Or a tortoise? Or would you rather have a snake? Reptiles are exceedingly popular as pets, trade is booming. Between 2004 and 2014, official imports to the EU came to just under 21 million live specimens, more than six million of these ended up on the German market. These also include a large number of representatives of threatened species that can be sold at extremely
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Digs uncover buildings in Cyprus’ 11,000-year-old village Recent archaeological digs have uncovered more than 20 round buildings in what is believed to be Cyprus’ earliest known village, dating as far back as the 9th century B.C., the east Mediterranean island’s Department of Antiquities said Tuesday.
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How to Open ZIPs and Other Compressed Archives on iPhone & iPad You might not have realized it, but your iPhone already has basic support for .ZIP files built into iOS. However, if you want to perform more complex operations like compressing files, dealing with password-protected archives, or uploading .ZIP files to cloud storage services, then you’re going to need a third-party app. It also pays to know how to do more with your .ZIP files, especially if they
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Study yields potential blood biomarkers for Gulf War Illness Based on a study of 85 Gulf War Veterans, Veterans Affairs researchers have developed a tentative panel of blood markers they say can verify a diagnosis of Gulf War Illness with 90 percent accuracy.
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Call for Submission – CAREfully designed Dichterbij (a Dutch care institution that supports children and adults with intellectual disabilities) is looking for a new design for the Mikado site The post Call for Submission – CAREfully designed appeared first
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