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Federal Judge Won’t Accept Incredibly Invasive Cell Phone Tracking Image: US Patent and Trademark Office For the first time, a federal judge has thrown out evidence obtained by the warrantless use of a Stringray to track a cellphone. This is a huge win for privacy. “Stringrays” are used by various law-enforcement agencies to track cellphones, collect communications, drain batteries, and much more. They’re mysterious devices that the public knows very little abou
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This Cattle-Herding Robot Will Put Dogs Out of Work As the automation era unfolds around is, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that no jobs are safe—not even those belonging to dogs. Introducing Swagbot, the world’s first herding robot. Developed by the Australian Centre for Field Robotics at the University of Sydney, SwagBot proved successful in its first field test. The robot, described as a “motion platform for cattle station operations,” can
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FarmBot Genesis seeds, waters, and fertilizes your garden with life-giving precision As a person with zero green thumbs, I get a little excited each time I hear about a technological advancement in farming that could help people like me successfully grow our own food. A few years back, we reported on the open-source farming machine called FarmBot, which comprises a stationary frame and moving arm that can plant seeds, water plants, or spray nutrient-rich fertilizers. Now, the comp
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Nearly half of California nursing home residents complete end-of-life care orders New research finds broad acceptance of written end-of-life care orders among California nursing home residents, with nearly half completing a Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment, or POLST, form in 2011. The study also found no difference in completion of the form by race or ethnicity, suggesting wide acceptance of these orders among California’s highly diverse population. The researcher
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9to5Toys Last Call: 13-inch MacBook Air $800, Lightning Cable + Car Charger $13, Brother AirPrint Printer $75, 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: The Billie Amp promises to make your music sound better , but its design is what has me excited Your summer just got a whole lot better: Floating Beer Pong
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The Google Play Store family plan is reportedly ready to launch Late last year, Google took its first step towards letting users share their purchased media with family members. The initial foray was a family plan for Google Play Music, which let multiple family members stream music for $14.99 a month. But now, it seems that Google is going to let users share movies, TV shows, book and apps as well. According to Gizmodo , Google’s family plan will let you sha
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23andMe’s new platform gives researchers easier access to DNA data Personal genomics and biotechnology company 23andMe has announced a new genotyping service that gives researchers easier access to DNA data for use in their own studies. For the uninitiated, 23andMe, which is named for the 23 pairs of chromosomes found in a human cell , offers health tests directly to consumers. For $199 and a sample of DNA, the company sends health reports covering carrier statu
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A massive heat wave is poised to envelop the U.S. from coast to coast next week Following on the heels of the hottest June in the history of the lower 48 states, an extended, intense and widespread heat wave is likely to develop next week. The heat wave will start in the Plains states and parts of the intermountain West, eventually spreading to the West Coast, South and Midwest by Thursday, July 21. The heat wave is also likely to seep northward into southern Alberta and Ont
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China’s ban on ‘weird architecture’ is not going particularly well It seems unlikely that this toilet-shaped building is in compliance with the new rules China, a country that is home to ten replica White Houses (including one that functions as a prison), issued a directive back in February demanding that its architects stop designing “oversized, xenocentric, weird” buildings and start designing buildings that are “”suitable, economic, green
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Pokemon Go: A Game Changer The game’s popularity has created unintended consequences in everyday life and business opportunities.
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Tesla ends ‘Resale Value Guarantee’ on new vehicle purchases Tesla has ended its Resale Value Guarantee program for cars purchased after July 1st, a company spokesperson has confirmed to The Verge . The program guaranteed the resale value of a Tesla Model S after three years when purchased through one of the company’s loan financing programs. The resale value was calculated as 50 percent of the base purchase price of an entry-level Model S plus 43 percent
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Could planes be insulated with super-burned bread? While most cooks would be dismayed if their bread burned while it was baking, researchers from China’s Harbin Institute of Technology have been busy torching their loaves to create a material known as carbon foam. The lightweight material serves as a thermal insulator, electromagnetic shield and electrical conductor, and it costs, well, just about as much as a loaf of bread. .. Continue Reading C
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First In-orbit View from NASA’s Juno Spacecraft The first high-resolution images of Jupiter are still several weeks away, but NASA’s Juno Spacecraft did capture this new image as it entered orbit around the planet. The JunoCam camera aboard NASA’s Juno mission is operational and sending down data after the spacecraft’s July 4 arrival at Jupiter. Juno’s visible-light camera was turned on six […] The post First In-orbit View from NASA’s Juno Spa
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Architects and designers including Studio MK27 and Neri&Hu among AZ Award winners 2016Dezeen promotion: a weathering-steel temple, marble-patterned tables and a pivoting glass door are among the 18 winners of this year’s AZ Awards for architecture and design (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Architecture for Humanity founders sued for $3 million The founders and board members of non-profit organisation Architecture for Humanity , which filed for bankruptcy last year, are being sued for the alleged misuse of donations. (more…)
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‘Unravel’ and ‘Need For Speed’ join the EA Access Vault EA has added two new titles to the Vault section of its EA Access service. Subscribers can now play the full versions of Unravel and Need For Speed via the app, which remains exclusive to the Xbox One. Unravel garnered plenty of praise when it released in February. The game casts players as a Yarny, a small creature made from yarn who has to venture through human-scale environments, negotiating p
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Canon updates PRO-1000 printer driver to allow longer prints It’s been a couple of years since Canon introduced the PRO-1000. The 17-inch professional printer was well received by photographers and reviewers alike, with perhaps the only big complaint being its lack of support for prints longer than 23 inches and roll paper. While true roll paper support won’t be coming (it would require additional hardware), earlier this week Canon finally released an upda
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PlayStation Network is down for many Sony is planning maintenance on PlayStation Network for next week, but its online gaming service needs some help right now. PSN is down for many, according to scores of complaints on social media . PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 owners are reporting difficulty signing into the service to launch their games and some media apps. This means that players cannot boot up multiplayer shooters like Over
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Some Airlines Have Rolled Out a New Luggage Fee Flight prices may be better than ever, but their fees are another story. Recently, American Airlines and British Airways started issuing a fee for transferring checked bags. American Airlines and British Airways , along with their affiliates, will start charging a transfer fee for checked bags when a flight is booked with two separate tickets: A press release from American explains : American wil
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Here’s How Pokémon Go Will Make Money Entertainment Sponsored locations could bring in advertisers Pokémon Go is the newfound obsession of millions of people. Nintendo and developer Niantic have a real hit on their hands. And they have a huge profit potential too—if…
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‘South Sudan leaders, international community at fault for latest violence’ South Sudan experts say the latest outbreak of deadly clashes between rival soldiers in the capital of Juba was largely foreseeable, expressing concerns about an increase in human rights abuses as violence spreads.
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IDG Contributor Network: Critical Updates to IE, Edge and Adobe Flash Player for July Patch Tuesday I think that we were all hoping for a “boring” Patch Tuesday for this July update cycle. With “only” 11 updates, six rated as critical and the remaining patches rated as important, this month does provide some relief from the very large releases seen in the past few months. However, although there are no “zero-day” vulnerabilities reported so far from Microsoft, there is an urgent “Patch Now” upd
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All Wrapped Up: The Evolution Of Medical Hijacking Among the ever gushing river of stolen personal information, one data type has solidified its position as the caviar of personal credentials, and is now sought by a broad variety of nefarious individuals and organizations. Medical data has risen to the top of the identity theft pile, and as such medical facilities are encountering an ongoing surge in malware designed to steal those private creden
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Carrying a racist legacy, highways today play a central role in civil rights activism Block a highway, and you upend the economic life of a city, as well as the spatial logic that has long allowed people to pass through them without encountering their poverty or problems. Block a highway, and you command a lot more attention than would a rally outside a church or city hall — from traffic helicopters, immobile commuters, alarmed officials. The article notes that, historically, high
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Astronomers Prove the Existence of a “Gravitational Vortex” Around a Black Hole Using data from XMM-Newton and NuSTAR, astronomers have proved the existence of a “gravitational vortex” around a black hole. This new discovery, aided by NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) mission, solves a mystery that has eluded astronomers for more than 30 years, and will allow them to map the behavior of matter very close […] The post Astronomers Prove the Existence of a “
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NASA’s Solar System program is just about the greatest thing ever NASA Planetary Science Division Director Jim Green (left) and other key science officials celebrate Juno’s orbital insertion on Monday night. (credit: NASA) Carlos Entrena, one of the bright young minds in aerospace, asked a fair question last week in the wake of the Juno mission’s successful insertion into orbit around Jupiter: “So why is a spacecraft doing a pre-planned burn a big deal aga
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Scottish nationalists sit in stony silence for Cameron’s final ovation Scottish National Party (SNP) MPs did not join the standing ovation that concluded David Cameron’s final Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday, indicative of the anger in Scotland following the vote to leave the EU. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Closing parts of the ocean to fishing not enough to protect marine ecosystems A University of Washington fisheries professor argues this week that saving biodiversity in the world’s oceans requires more than banning fishing with marine protected areas, or oceanic wilderness areas. In a three-page editorial published this week in the journal Nature, he argues that this increasingly popular conservation strategy is not as effective as properly managing recreational and commer
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Preventing type 2 diabetes: When genes fail to respond It is widely accepted that physical exercise lowers the risk of developing diabetes. Yet in one in five participants in related studies this positive effect fails to materialize. Researchers and clinicians have now discovered what occurs in the muscle of these so-called “non-responders”.
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Dismantling the retinoic acid synthesis pathway in chordate evolution The planktonic organism Oikopleura dioica , an animal model in the study of evolution and embryonic development in our phylum (chordates), has lost most of the genes related to retinoic acid metabolism, according to a new report.
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Scientists trial fingerprint development method for Britain’s new polymer banknotes New research into the most effective way of lifting fingerprints from polymer banknotes has been released by English scientists.
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Schneider Electric’s Wiser Air thermostat gets…wiser Energy management and automation firm Schneider Electric announced on Wednesday a new self-learning feature, called Eco IQ, for its Wiser Air smart thermostat. Instead of manually changing the temperature throughout the day, users tell the thermostat if it’s too hot or too cold and Eco IQ changes the temperature accordingly. Schneider Electric believes that the self-learning system will be able t
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Study uses text-mining to improve market intelligence on startups A researcher at The University of Texas at Arlington has created a new method that uses big data analytics and text-mining techniques to improve market intelligence and explain potential mergers and acquisitions of startup companies in the fast-moving high-technology industry.
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Amazon has reduced Alexa’s mistakes in completing tasks by a factor of 2 Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant has become better at understanding what people are saying and, by extension, it’s doing a better job of completing the goals or tasks that people are trying to accomplish when they interact with Alexa through the Amazon Echo speaker or other smart devices. Specifically, the error rate for goal completion has gone down by a factor of two since Alexa launched on the E
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AT&T wants drones to provide cell service at concerts If you’ve ever been at a large event like a music festival, you’re probably aware of just how awful cell service can get as hundreds or thousands of people all try Instagramming from the same spot. AT&T thinks it might have a solution. In a blog post today, AT&T floated the idea of building cell extensions into drones and flying them in to handle high demand. It imagines using these drone
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Uber, Relatient team to get you to your doc via Ride to Health program Need a ride to the doctor? Transportation to medical appointments can be difficult for many people. According health care communications company Relatient , approximately 3.6 million people in the United States cannot access health care due to a lack of transportation. That could change soon, as Uber and Relatient are teaming up to integrate the Uber app in all text and email messages Relatient s
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Neuroscientists Still Don’t Know Why Music Sounds Good Scientists, musicians and philosophers have been debating why music sounds nice for literally centuries. The post Neuroscientists Still Don’t Know Why Music Sounds Good appeared first on WIRED .
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How to Stay Safe While Playing Pokémon Go To start, don’t stand in the middle of the street like this guy. Pokémon Go is an awesome way to get off your lazy butt and have fun outside. Before you head out on your adventure you should learn a few basic safety tips, pack some essential supplies, and don’t forget to change your underwear every single day . http://lifehacker.com/what-is-pokemo… Don’t Go Anywhere You Wouldn’t Feel Safe Going N
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Researchers Develop A Universal Quantum Gate Scientists have now developed a universal quantum gate, which could become the key component in a quantum computer. Light particles completely ignore each other. In order that these particles can nevertheless switch each other when processing quantum information, researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Garching have now developed a universal quantum […] The post Researchers D
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Pokemon Go’s mental health benefits are real Dr. John Grohol is an expert in technology’s impact on human behavior and mental health, and for the past 20 years he’s studied how people operate online. He’s the founder of mental health network Psych Central , and he knows all about the latest tools aimed at helping people deal with anxiety, depression and a host of other issues. And Grohol has never seen anything like Pokemon Go . “In te
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Germany’s renewable revolution awaits energy forecast Poster-child for renewables strives to make wind and solar power more grid-friendly. Nature 535 212 doi: 10.1038/535212a
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South Africa’s political turmoil endangers research Economic instability and campus violence have thrown labs into crisis. Nature 535 207 doi: 10.1038/535207a
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NSF Awards UTEP $1.9 Million to Prepare New Generation in Computer Science The National Science Foundation has awarded The University of Texas at El Paso $1.9 million to prepare more computer science professionals over the next five years.
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Nintendo’s new magic In the early morning hours I pad down the hallway in my grandmother’s ranch-style home in Martins Ferry, Ohio. It’s June 1986. I’m eleven years old and still in my pajamas. The house has cooled overnight and it’s even a bit chilly but as the sun rises the dark roof will warm up and grandma will send me into the basement or to the library across town. Until then I can… Read More
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Chair of US Propaganda Arm Booted From Russia Illustration by Tara Jacoby Jeff Shell, an executive with NBCUniversal, was detained in Moscow last night when he tried to enter Russia. After hours of confusion, he was ultimately told that he couldn’t enter the country. Was the Kremlin still angry about Evan Almighty ? Probably not. The New York Times mentions that Mr. Shell is also the chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. The part
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A toxic quick-change artist Molecular biologists have discovered a mechanism which enables a deadly toxin to penetrate and destroy human cells. Their findings can serve a rational framework for the design and development of new anti-toxin drugs.
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USB’s all-in-one cable gets IEC’s stamp of approval – CNET IEC formally adopts USB Type-C as the international standard for delivering data and power.
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90% Of Software Developers Work Outside Silicon Valley An anonymous reader shares a Quartz report: So much code to write, so few developers. The chronic talent shortage afflicting Silicon Valley is now all over the US — and the developers are too. A study by the software trade group The App Association analyzed government and private sector data to map where software developers live, and it identified 223,054 open positions around the country. It fou
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Racial Bias in Police Shootings Not What You’d Expect, Shows Controversial New Study A new study by a Harvard University economist shows surprising results about whom the police are actually more likely to shoot. Read More
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Airbnb says ‘not so fast’ to bots When you arrive in a foreign city for the first time, how would you like to learn about the best nearby restaurants, scenic strolls, or the jazz band that assembles every Saturday at dusk in a centuries-old plaza? From a trusted local or from a bot on your smartphone? For Airbnb , the answer is obvious: the trusted local. Speaking today at MobileBeat 2016 , Joe Zadeh, vice president of product at
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Sublime Smart Home Updates the Traditional Ranch Featuring an amazing century-old oak Another day, another swoon-worthy modern home from California—not that we mind. Built around a century-old oak in the Santa Lucia mountains of Carmel, CA, Ranch OH by Feldman Architecture and landscape designers at Bernard Trainor + Associates reimagines the traditional ranch house as a stunning modern retreat. And truly, the vigor of the anchoring tree can be
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YETI Soft Cooler YETI is one of the names to beat in the world of coolers and drinkware, but their products are so well built that they aren’t always easy to carry around—until the Hopper Flip 12. Set for release at the end of August, the Hopper Flip 12 incorporates all the over-engineering we’ve come to expect from […]
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Moose miraculously survives extreme crash with SUV (GRAPHIC VIDEO) A Colorado woman managed to capture the “upsetting” moment a moose was catapulted into the air by an oncoming SUV on a state highway. However, the most shocking part is that the animal actually survived. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Your Favorite Travel Rewards Credit Card Is Chase Sapphire Preferred The Chase Sapphire Preferred card took the skies in the nomination round of this week’s Co-Op , while every other card was stuck on the tarmac. The Sapphire Preferred card is notable for offering a 50,000 point sign up bonus if you spend $4,000 in the first three months, as well as the ability to transfer those points directly to partner hotel and airline programs, or spend them directly on trave
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Archinect’s Employer of the Day: Weekly Round-Up #100 Heads up to all you job seekers and active employers. Archinect’s Employer of the Day Weekly Round-Up is up and running once again. If you’ve been following the feature on Archinect’s Facebook , Employer of the Day is where we highlight active employers and showcase a gallery of their work. Stay up to date by following the brand new Archinect Jobs Instagram ! In case you missed them, here are som
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New dissolvable metal support enables 3-D printing of complex metallic structuresResearchers have fabricated dissolvable carbon steel structures using 3D printing technology that can provide temporary support for components of larger stainless steel structures made by additive …
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New Schemes Pay You to Save Species—But Will They Work? Programs being set up in the American West are taking a radical new approach: paying landowners to preserve animal habitat.
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Camp stability predicts patterns of hunter–gatherer cooperation Reciprocal food-sharing is more prevalent in stable hunter-gatherer camps, shows new research that sheds light on the evolutionary roots of human cooperation.
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Plastic Packaging Gets A Million-Fold Upgrade Energy A single-atom-thick layer makes plastics impermeable Most forms of plastic packaging — water bottles, pill bubbles, sealed clamshells that take your sweat and blood to pry into — do their jobs just fine, or almost too…
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How People Are Cashing In On Pokémon Go Entertainment It’s the Pokéconomy, stupid! The Pokéconomy is here. As the game beats established apps like Tinder for user base in record time, everyone is scrambling to find ways to profit off of the sudden (and…
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What Happens When a Breitbart Reporter Goes to Jail Lee Stranahan of the right-wing website Breitbart was arrested Saturday night while covering a protest against police abuses in Baton Rouge. As my colleague Anthony Fisher noted on Monday, Stranahan—a writer not generally predisposed to side with protesters—subsequently declared on Twitter that he “not only [believes] my imprisonment was unconstitutional but I believe the other protesters[‘]
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German police launch mass raids over online hate speech German police on Wednesday launched nationwide raids targeting social media users who posted racial hatred on Facebook and other online networks.
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This $20 Back to the Future Trilogy Set Is Packed Full of Bonus Features Back To The Future’s 30th anniversary trilogy pack includes all three movies (complete with bonus features on each disc), plus two complete bonus discs full of mini documentaries and behind the scenes footage. At $20 on Blu-ray (or $15 on DVD), it’s also never been cheaper, and we’d need a DeLorean to know how long it’ll be until it’s on sale again. Read more…
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Not all ‘front-of-package’ nutrition information produces the same effect Marketing researchers have compared different types of front-of-package nutrition information labels and found that a “one-size-fits-all” label is not suitable for all shopping scenarios.
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5 Great Hacks for Project Managers to Accomplish More by Doing Less Many people in the field of project management think that doing more and more as time goes on is a fact of life.
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Save $50 on the 40W OontZ Angle XL Bluetooth Speaker OontZ Angle XL Bluetooth Speaker , $80 The original OontZ Angle is one of your five favorite Bluetooth speakers , but if you need something a little louder, the XL version is on sale for $80 today on Amazon , an all-time low, and about $50 less than usual. http://co-op.kinja.com/these-are-your… While both the original and XL share a similar design language and IPX5 water resistance, the XL boasts
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It’s Time to Cook Like An Adult: This Complete Tri-Ply Set Is Under $200 Today Cuisinart Multiclad Pro Stainless Steel 12-Piece Cookware Set , $199 Still using the $10 pots and pans you bought at Walmart freshman year of college? Do yourself a favor and upgrade to this complete tri-ply set from Cuisinart for just $199 , an all-time low. If you aren’t familiar with tri-ply cookware, it basically sandwiches a layer of aluminum inside the outer stainless steel layers, resultin
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Make a Lightweight Camera Stabilizer Out of LEGO You can make a simple stabilizer for lightweight cameras out of a variety of cheap materials , but none of those solutions are quite as satisfying as crafting a unique rig out of LEGO. This video from Product Tank shows how to make a cool stabilizer with some spare plastic bricks. First, the practical bits: A LEGO rig will obviously be more fragile than other solutions, and the purpose here is re
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Shitting bricks: researchers experiment with making concrete from sewage Malaysia has too much sewage sludge and not enough concrete, a problem which naturally prompted an “aha!” moment among researchers. By burning and drying wet sewage sludge cake and then grinding and sieving the dry cake to produce Domestic Waste Sludge Powder (DWSP), the Malaysian researchers are attempting to create an additive that can be mixed with cement to produce concrete. So far,
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Infinity Primus PS312 12in 400W Powered Subwoofer $249.99 Infinity Primus PS312 12in 400W Powered Subwoofer $249.99
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The week in science: 8–14 July 2016 Dwarf planet discovered beyond Neptune; unprecedented mangrove deaths linked to climate change; and French scientists protest against pick for top agriculture post. Nature 535 204 doi: 10.1038/535204a
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The complex crosstalk between obesity, breast cancer A new study describes how inflammation that characterizes fatty tissue is one of the main microenvironment actors responsible for promoting cancer. The authors also describe the involvement of steroid hormones and others factors produced by adipose tissue in breast cancer development.
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Check Out This Infrared Photo Of A Stealth Fighter Military F-22, illuminated F-22 in infrared…
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Obama speaks about racism, but what has he done about it? President Barack Obama spoke Wednesday at a memorial for five Dallas officers shot by a sniper angered by the deaths of black men at the hands of police. But has the first African-American US president gone beyond words in tackling racial issues?
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Blame Your Subpar Fitness on That Neanderthal DNA Most of us harbor about 2 percent Neanderthal DNA, inherited when our ancestors bred with Neanderthals more than 50,000 years ago. This was revealed back in 2010, when geneticists salvaged enough fragments of ancient DNA from Neanderthal bones to piece together a full genome. The discovery squelched a longstanding debate over whether Neanderthals and modern humans met — they did — and mated — oh y
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Yes, You Need to Pay Taxes on eBay & Craigslist Sales If you clicked through to this article, you probably fall into one of two groups: either you sell your used goods on sites like eBay and Craigslist every once in a while or you conduct multiple sales per day as a way to boost your income. In both cases, it’s possible that a portion of the money you make needs to be declared for income tax, especially if you fall into the latter group — but even o
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Breakthrough in scaling up life-changing stem cell production Scientists have discovered a new method of creating human stem cells which could solve the big problem of the large-scale production needed to fully realize the potential of these remarkable cells for understanding and treating disease.
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Hungry parents may feed their kids more, study finds The hungrier parents are at mealtimes, a new study shows, the more they may feed their young children, which could have implications for childhood obesity.
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Lampuga Boost Electric Surfboard Reaching top speeds of 34mph, it’s the world’s fastest jet surfboard.
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Is Western Musical Taste Hardwired? Probably Not, Say Neuroscientists So much of music consists of fundamental-seeming rules and patterns. To see this, consider that there exists a noisy ether of disordered acoustic frequencies permeating our world (everyday background noise, that is) and that we can make pleasing tones from this din simply by restricting those chaotically distributed frequencies to those of musical notes. You could record an actual bull in an actu
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Canada Might Finally Reopen Its Prison Farms A dairy cow. Image: James/Flickr On Canada’s prison farms, which date all the way back to the 1880s, inmates would do agricultural work while serving time: they’d feed and milk cows, bale hay, work on maintaining the barn, and plant crops, to name some of their tasks. Former inmates have said that working on the farm was therapeutic, and taught useful skills. “When you milk a cow, you can’t be in
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The musical harmonies you like depend on where you’re from To Western ears, dissonant chords are harsh and jarring, but members of a native Amazonian society don’t judge them any worse than chords we find pleasing
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Graphene sheets open like a flower’s petals when poked The unexpected discovery of self-folding abilities in graphene suggests we’re closer to making the single-atom sheets into useful electronic components
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Neural networks provide deep insights into the mysteries of water Simulations reveal the importance of van der Waals interactions
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Hausbell R2 Pro Rechargeable Hair Trimmer Haircut Kit $17.99 Hausbell R2 Pro Rechargeable Hair Trimmer Haircut Kit $17.99
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Driving ability of people with cognitive impairment difficult to assess: Research review No single assessment tool is able to consistently determine driving ability in people with Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment, a research review has found.
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Tiny ‘racetracks’ show how bacteria get organized As the world prepares to watch the Summer Olympics’ track and field events in Rio, it will come as no surprise that the runners in each race travel in the same direction around the track. But new research shows that if those runners were bacteria, the dynamics on the track would be a bit more complex—and more than a little puzzling.
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Exploring Facebook’s massive, picture-painting AI brain Inside a 350,000-square-foot building in the hills of Prineville, OR, slotted inside a nondescript server rack, is one of Facebook’s most valuable artificial intelligence tools. It’s called Big Sur, and it’s a hardware system for training software to improve itself over time. It uses enormous amounts of data, funneled in from all over the world, and taps into the building’s extraordinary computin
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MIT’s Robot Assistant Gives Nurses A Second Opinion Technology Maternity ward welcomes tiny robot schedulers into the world MIT teaches robot to schedule.
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How the government can work for – not against – companies like Uber | Mark Warner | TEDxMidAtlantic Whether we like it or not, innovation in technology is going to continue exponentially, and fundamentally change the way we work today. The economy is already being disrupted by companies like Uber, AirBnB, TaskRabbit, and Handy — but government regulations are way behind. We need a government that works with the 21st century on-demand/gig economy, says Senator Mark Warner, not against it. Senat
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TEDxperiments 2015 | TEDxperiments | TEDxRiodelaPlata … TEDxperiments es una iniciativa que reúne el juego y la ciencia. En los eventos TEDx, un grupo selecto de oradores difunden sus ideas a un público masivo y efervescente. En TEDxRíodelaPlata nos propusimos que los eventos TEDx sean además un espacio de creación de conocimiento, donde cada participante pueda descubrir experimentando. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference
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Tesla admits Autopilot was on during latest Model X accident Tesla has confirmed that another of its all-electric vehicles was involved in an accident while its advanced driver assistance system (ADAS), which it calls Autopilot, was engaged. The second accident involving Autopilot comes less than two weeks after Tesla revealed the feature was also involved in a fatal crash that took place in May. It is unclear whether anyone involved suffered injuries in t
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With success comes … robberies? 10 side effects of ‘Pokémon Go’s’ popularity It may only be a week old, but Pokémon Go seems to be a bonafide phenomenon. And with epic popularity and lots of people having tons of fun, there’s always the dark side. The unforeseen consequences. The unfortunate side-effects. Pokémon Go has its downsides, too. They include discovering bodies and catching Pokemon in some pretty somber places. The game has racked up a pretty impressive list of
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Xbox Live now promotes Xbox One capture-card streams Microsoft has introduced capture-card support for Twitch streams of Xbox One games, allowing gamers to automatically share their broadcasting status via Xbox Live without relying on the Xbox One Twitch app. The new feature allows players to exercise greater control over their streamed content, and grants PC streamers all the networked promotional benefits normally reserved for Xbox One users. Rel
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Take to the water in style this summer with Boatbound Like the AirBnB or Lyft of boat rentals, Boatbound hopes to make spending a day at sea a much more popular activity, even for those who don’t own a boat. The post Take to the water in style this summer with Boatbound appeared first on The Manual .
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Facebook Messenger embraces 3D Touch on iPhone 6s Facebook continues to embrace 3D Touch, with Apple’s pressure-sensitive touchscreen tech now being added to Facebook Messenger. In an update to the Messenger app released for iOS devices today, there’s now support for previewing contacts, conversations, photos, videos, stickers, links, and locations with a firm press on the iPhone 6s’ display. Apple bills 3D Touch as a way for app … Continue read
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Red Mirror Strips In Yeoksam-dong 618-2, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, there is a two story building covered with layers of horizontal mirror strips and vertical red transparency strips. Overlapping transparency and reflection, these layered strips of different materials create a strong visual illusion.
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LITHOCHROME® Color Hardener If you’re looking for bright, bold colors or high compressive strength and abrasion resistance, choose LITHOCHROME Color Hardener. LITHOCHROME Color Hardener is used to add color into the surface of freshly placed concrete. It produces a hard, long-wearing, abrasion-resistant surface. Due to heightened surface density, the color-hardened concrete has improved resistance to the effects of freeze/t
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Architecture in Video Games: How Pokémon GO Has Sparked a Global Wave of Urban Exploration The latest craze in pop culture has just been handed to us from an unlikely source: Pokémon, the decades-old Japanese media franchise, has hit the jackpot with its extraordinarily popular mobile game Pokémon GO. A perfect storm of 90s nostalgia, gimmicky but impressive tech and social media share potential, the game has been hailed for its ability to draw players outside to explore their surround
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Red Dot Awards: Kitchen and Bath Products You Need to Know At the Aalto-Theater in Essen, Germany, the annual Red Dot Gala recently honored outstanding product designs — as judged by a panel of 41 — running the gamut from software tools and power tools to furniture and personal accessories. While all of the categories offered up some exciting and innovative finds, the kitchen and bath groups in particular should be of interest if you’re a residential arc
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Avoid Sibling Rivalry By Not Assigning Roles to Each Child Where there are siblings, there is sibling rivalry, and it’s usually the challenge of the parent or babysitter to keep things as harmonious as possible. To keep her sons from competing and fighting, Joanna Godard of Cup of Jo avoids assigning “roles.” This is genius advice. Growing up with twin sisters, I noticed that people felt compelled to find and point out their differences, and to put them
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Convergent Evolution: A Theropod’s Right To Bear Silly Arms If you thought T. rex and its close relatives were the only dinosaurs that had a tough time brushing their teeth, making the bed or completing any other task that required forelimbs of useful length, think again. In a prime example of convergent evolution — unrelated animals evolving the same trait — a new theropod dinosaur from South America was also doing the short arm shuffle. Both tyrannosauri
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Buy a $22 Pair of Bluetooth Headphones, Get a Running Belt For Free Bluetooth headphones and fitness-focused smartphone holders go together like peanut butter and jelly, except much healthier, and you can get one of each for just $22 today from TaoTronics. Just add both items to your cart, and use code EF6ZA9AL at checkout. Read more…
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Here’s an Extremely Rare $8 Qi Charging Pad Deal If your phone supports Qi wireless charging, $8 is a great price for a charging pad . I recommend stocking up, and scattering these all around your home and office. Just use promo code IQLBRB4K at checkout to get the discount. Read more…
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Fat cells may play key role in battle against breast cancer New research highlights how fat cells could help determine the most effective way to fight breast cancer, including using exercise to combat the disease. For nearly a half century, researchers have studied the links between obesity and breast cancer. This recent study has revealed specifically that adiponectin and leptin are possible reasons for poorer response to therapy and higher risk of death
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Study finds differing treatment options for women smokers A new study has found important differences between women and men in their ability to quit smoking when taking medications commonly prescribed to help smokers quit.
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Stand-up comics more likely to die prematurely than film comedians and dramatic actorsThe world’s best stand-up comedians — household names including Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer, Jimmy Fallon, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfield, Ricky Gervais and Eddie Murphy — are more likely to die early than comedic and dramatic screen and stage actors, according to a landmark study.
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Simple procedure could improve treatment for common eye disease A new, minimally invasive procedure appears to be effective for many patients with the common eye disease Fuchs endothelial dystrophy, without the potential side effects and cost of the current standard of care, a cornea transplant.
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New Technique Targets Gene That Causes Neurodegenerative Disease Neuroscientists at the University of Chicago studying a unique gene that expresses two proteins, one that is necessary for life and another, that when mutated causes a neurodegenerative disease called spinocerbellar ataxia type 6 (SCA6), have developed a technique to selectively block the disease-causing protein without affecting the other.
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Pizza Hut’s chatbot is ready to take your order on Facebook and Twitter – CNET Starting this fall, you’ll be able to order a pie using Pizza Hut’s chatbot on Facebook Messenger and Twitter.
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Super-Ripped Robot Mimics Human Muscle Science it never skips leg day Tokyo Institute of Technology’s Suzumori Endo Lab created a musculoskeletal robot driven by multifilament muscles.
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How ‘human-aware’ A.I. could save us from the robopocalypse Much virtual ink gets spilled each week enumerating the many horrors that could be ours in world filled with artificial intelligence, but top researchers in the field are already thinking ahead and making plans to ensure none of that happens. In particular, the importance of making A.I. “human-aware” has come to be viewed as a top imperative for the field, earning it special status as a
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5 games that should get the Pokemon Go treatment Introduction Unless you’ve been hiding in a Poké Ball, coiled in the fetal position while squealing “Pi-Pika-Chu!” in a high-pitched voice for the past week, you’ll know that Pokemon Go has been something of a mega-hit. The premise of the augmented reality mobile game is simple: go outside, whip out your phone and hunt down as many of the titular creatures as you can. In Pokemon Go’s sh
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Science Has a Huge Diversity Problem … in Lab Mice Some lab studies have indicated that female nervous systems use different cell types to transmit pain. But many scientists use all-male cohorts of lab mice. The post Science Has a Huge Diversity Problem … in Lab Mice appeared first on WIRED .
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Lose Yourself in Tomoyuki Tanaka’s X-Ray Illustrations of Tokyo Train Stations Get up close and personal with Tomoyuki Tanaka’s hand-drawn illustrations of Tokyo’s sprawling transit hubs. The post Lose Yourself in Tomoyuki Tanaka’s X-Ray Illustrations of Tokyo Train Stations appeared first on WIRED .
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108m Hybrid Mega Yacht by Hareide Design A hybrid yacht powered by 300 square feet of solar panels.
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BitTorrent News to launch next week at the RNC — just in time for Trump BitTorrent is officially launching its ‘BitTorrent News’ TV network at the Republican National Convention on July 18 in Cleveland, Ohio. Like so many other news platforms, BitTorrent News will focus on news breaking in real-time, as well as commentary from experts on various subject matter. In a statement, Erik Schwartz, Vice President of Media for BitTorrent, Inc. had the following to say: Telev
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Scientists May Have Discovered What Causes Migraines and a Path toward a Cure 1 in 7 people get them, and there is no cure. Now researchers are one step closer to what causes migraines, and how best to manage them. Read More
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Prefab Casa Algarrobo mimics the rhythm of surrounding trees in Chile This prefab house in Chile mimics the rhythm of the surrounding forest trees. Installed on a clearing among the lush vegetation, Algarrobo House showcases the flexibility with which prefab modules can be arranged to form any type of configuration depending on site layout. Garcia de la Huerta and Gleixner architects drew a grid that fits into the forest of ordered volumes and created a house that c
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India Plants Nearly 50 Million Trees In Record-Breaking Effort Environment Raising awareness about environmental conservation, 50 million trees at a time More than 800,000 students, government officials and volunteers gathered in India’s populous Uttar Pradesh state to break a tree-planting Guinness world record earlier…
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Umbrella Drones Float Through The Air Like Jellyfish DIY Mary Poppins would be proud It’s a bird—it’s a plane—it’s an…umbrella? An MIT student has created drone-mounted umbrellas that open and close like jellyfish as they fly.
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Music everywhere | The Stomp Group | TEDxYouth@WellspringLC In this performance, a group of students create music in unusual ways. In order of appearance: Maryam El Moslmani, Nour Kanj, Tamara Odango, Aseya El Moslmani, Francesca Renda, Victor Palazzo, Kalkdan Afework, Alma Madureira, Alexander El Dib. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx Fro
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Attack the concept that you are either an Artist or a Business | Max Pepe | TEDxCityUniversityLondon Max is attacking the concept that you’re either an artist OR a business person. Max Pepe spent the first 8 years of his career in the music industry, touring and recording with two successful rock bands, played over 1,000 shows and recorded albums in UK and US with highly acclaimed multi platinum selling producers. In 2012 Max started a digital marketing agency. In just three years he grew a team
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Human Trafficking: Discovering the Value of a Human Life | Amanda Howa | TEDxWestminsterCollegeSLC Amanda is both a researcher and an advocate for sex trafficking awareness in the United States, with a specific focus on Utah. Amanda has shared her research on online sex trafficking at several conferences, has been a part of panel discussions, and has been featured on the local news. In the near future, her research will be up for publication. Amanda is currently a senior at Westminster College
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War and Peace in the 21st century — the stories in our minds | Daniele Ganser | TEDxDanubiaThere is a strong relationship between energy resources and the strategic interests of empires – states Daniele Ganser. He argues that most wars seem to be resource wars, whether in the past or the present. And to justify these wars, power players use media and carefully crafted narratives to conquer and control people’s minds and hearts. We should be careful, however, not to fall for everything
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Debating the education gap | Lewis Iwu | TEDxLondon Today, perhaps more than ever, it’s vital that we can disagree without being disagreeable. This principle is at the heart of debating. Lewis Iwu, Director of the Fair Education Alliance, argues that debating builds character, confidence and emotional resilience: vital skills for narrowing the education gap. Lewis Iwu read politics, philosophy and economics at Oxford University, where he was elect
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Perspectives on Strategic Design | Natalie Nixon | TEDxWilliamPennCharterSchool Professor Nixon examines a variety of perspectives and misconceptions about design thinking. Natalie Nixon is an Associate Professor and Director of the Strategic Design MBA program at Philadelphia University. Natalie holds the G. Allen Mebane IV ’52 Chair for Design Thinkers. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Lea
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The nature of our digital bubbles | Lexi Mills | TEDxDanubia We created this brand new world resulting in an unprecedented amount of data flooding us every day. In a perplexing and eye‐opening talk, Lexi Mills tells us why we should learn to analyse data available to all of us. She believes that this ability should help us understand and influence human behaviour. Lexi Mills is a multi‐award winning specialist in digital communications and the Managing Dir
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The Correlation Between Happiness and Purpose | Nathan Fu | TEDxIrvingtonHighSchoolHow does prom dress shopping relate to identity and happiness? Can we truly find “the one” dress? Nathan Fu is not your typical speaker at a Ted Talk. He is not inspirational, smart, and definitely not a role model. In fact, he is in many ways the opposite of a role model; he is extremely cheap, does things in his own shady way, and occasionally, he weirds people out. However, Nathan is
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Batteries Don’t Belong in the Trash | Anirudh Suri | TEDxYouth@SanDiego At just 14 years old, Anirudh Suri is leading a revolution, one cell at a time. The goal of his program, ONE CELL, is to reverse the cycle of incorrect battery disposal, and promote recycling and eco-friendly disposal practices. Anirudh started ONE CELL, a battery collection and recycling program aimed at schools, with two clear goals: to create awareness for why and how, we should recycle used a
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So much for whitespace. Amazon has finally cracked apparel Yesterday was Amazon’s Prime Day, and according to several research reports way more of you than I would have expected bought…. Clothes. One of the few debates that Kevin Kelleher and I have ever had was about a big Amazon Fashion push a few years ago…
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Artificial Intelligence – Friend or Foe? PART 2 Artificial intelligence is coming – so how’s it going to change our reality?
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Hisense 50H7C 50″ 4K UHD HDR LED LCD Smart HDTV $378 Hisense 50H7C 50″ 4K UHD HDR LED LCD Smart HDTV $378
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What drives creativity among architects? What makes a person creative? What are the biographical conditions and personality traits necessary to actualize that potential? These were driving questions behind a 1958-59 study conducted at the University of California, Berkeley, which attempted to divine the elements of creativity by analyzing and interviewing several prominent architects of the time, including Mies van der Rohe , Charles Ea
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Underwater microscope reveals the struggle of bleached coral With the help of a newly developed underwater microscope, scientists are getting a closer look than ever at the smallest of creatures that roam the depths of the ocean. Developed by Andrew Mullen and a team of researchers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography in California, the Benthic Underwater Microscope takes microscopy to new depths — quite literally — by enabling scientists to capture im
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Camera+ for iPad Overhauls Its Design, Improves Editing Tools iPad: Camera+ on the iPad isn’t nearly as necessary as its iPhone counterpart, but improvements to the app today might change that. Namely, aside from a much needed interface update, the app is now a seriously improved editing tool. The update here finally ditches the ancient skeuomorphic design in favor of a look that’s similar to the iPhone app. Beyond that, the editing in Camera+ is dramatical
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33% off Logitech Z623 200 Watt 2.1 Home Speaker System – Deal Alert The Z623 home speaker system has what Logitech describes as “200 watts of window-rattling power”. Its THX certified audio is rich and loud with deep impressive bass. From music lovers to gamers, just plug in your gear and stand back as this compact system has no trouble filling the room and immersing everyone in it. The system has generated almost 3,000 reviews on Amazon, averaging 4.5
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AWS launches continuous replication for Database Migration Service Public cloud infrastructure provider Amazon Web Services (AWS) today announced new functionality for its Database Migration Service, a tool for moving data from on-premises databases into AWS. Now organizations will be able to continuously port data into the Amazon cloud. “Before today, replicating data was a one-shot hit, it was a one-shot migration,” said Matt Wood, general manager of product s
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Pokémon Go plans sponsored Pokéstops & gyms as hit game drives traffic to retailers Hit mobile game Pokemon Go plans to soon implement advertising via “sponsored locations,” tapping into its ability to drive foot traffic to retail stores, reports Financial Times . more… Filed under: Apple
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Hands-on with Walmart Pay: The retailer’s answer to Apple Pay is a pleasant surpriseWalmart has rolled out its Walmart Pay system to all its U.S. stores following a several-month long trial . The payment option is built into its existing iOS and Android apps, and allows enrolling all major credit and debit cards, gift cards, and prepaid cards, but it notably doesn’t link to checking accounts directly. I tested out the service, and while it’s no Apple Pay (nor Android Pay), with
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5 Best Mac Clipboard Manager Apps to Improve Your Workflow The clipboard on your Mac isn’t a particularly impressive feature. You can copy something, and then paste it. That’s pretty much it — it’s just a small, temporary storage area. If you spend a lot of time copying and pasting, the standard clipboard on your Mac probably hinders you more than it helps. If this is the case, you need to download one of these top clipboard management apps. Why You Need
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Microsoft touts $404 per user savings with Windows 10 Microsoft this week said enterprises and organizations could save up to $404 per employee over a three-year span by adopting Windows 10. That claim came from a company-commissioned analysis done by Forrester Research . After interviewing four Microsoft customers which have begun migrations from Windows 7 to Windows 10, Forrester created a hypothetical composite organization — one with 24,000 Win
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The future of car ownership that no one is talking about It has never been more clear that transformational change to one of the world’s largest industries is just around the corner. Car ownership is supposed to change — and when it does, it is predicted to be one of the most monumental displacements of wealth the world economy has ever seen. But there are a lot of conflicting opinions out there. What is unequivocal is that there’s… Read More
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Shocking new role found for the immune system: Controlling social interaction The immune system affects — and even controls — social behavior, a new study has found. Researchers discovered that blocking a single type of immune molecule made mouse brains go hyperactive and caused abnormal behavior; restoring it fixed both. The discovery could have enormous implications for neurological conditions such as autism and schizophrenia.
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Using wireless interface, operators control multiple drones by thinking of various tasks A researcher has discovered how to control multiple robotic drones using the human brain. A controller wears a skull cap outfitted with 128 electrodes wired to a computer. The device records electrical brain activity. If the controller moves a hand or thinks of something, certain areas light up. A wireless system sends the thought to the robots.
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Did An Asteroid Help The Dinosaurs? Environment Their global domination may have been boosted by a massive asteroid impact A study by Japanese researchers suggests that the massive Manicouagan Crater in the Canadian province of Quebec may have caused a large extinction event 200 million…
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EDC: Pointer Midori MD Notebook Cover ($83). Makr Eyewear Sleeve ($90). Apolis Transit Issue Keychain ($28). Civilware Pointer Folding Knife ($125). Filson Dutch Harbor Dive Watch ($750)…. Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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4 arrested in Baton Rouge burglary, plot to use stolen guns to kill cops Three young men and a juvenile have been arrested by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for stealing handguns from a pawn shop. The suspects were going to use the weapons to kill police officers, law enforcement officers said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Philadelphia airport workers to strike for $15/hour minimum wage during Dems conventionService workers at the Philadelphia international airport just voted to go on strike during the Democratic National Convention later this month, seeking a higher minimum wage. The DNC has backed a Bernie Sanders proposal for $15 an hour – but with a catch. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘ISIS computers up to 80 percent porn’ – US intelligence chief The vast majority of files found by US officers on laptops taken from Islamic State contain pornography, says Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, former chief of the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Pentagon’s spying arm. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The UK Wants to Police Welfare Recipients’ Spending With the Blockchain The UK government is tracking the spending of people who receive welfare by posting their purchases to a digital ledger that can never be altered—specifically, a blockchain, the technology underpinning virtual currencies like bitcoin. The use of such technology to police how the poor spend their money has come under fire from privacy advocates and anti-poverty activists alike. The trial, which be
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Pitch Us On the Hacks We Can’t See Motherboard staffers can look just like real hackers too. Hacks, data breaches, and malware have become daily routines, an unavoidable, fundamental part of the internet. Large companies, big government agencies, power plants, regular people, and even makers of hacking tools have gotten hacked in the last few months. It’s so routine, we had to make a special series of stories to reflect that: Anot
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Possible to account for disadvantaged populations in Medicare’s payment programsMedicare’s value-based payment programs could take into account social risk factors — such as low socio-economic position, residence in disadvantaged neighborhoods, or race and ethnicity — but any proposal to do so will entail both advantages and disadvantages that need to be carefully considered, experts warn.
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Mini-brain model of idiopathic autism reveals underlying pathology of neuronal overgrowthThe majority of cases of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are unknown. Now researchers have created a “mini-brain” model, derived from persons with a particular form of idiopathic ASD characterized by over-sized brains, revealing a defective molecular pathway during brain development that results in early neuronal overgrowth and dysfunctional cortical networks.
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Exentri Locking Trifold Wallet submitted by Mikey Bautista Trifold wallets give you the convenience of access to your bills and lengthy items without folding and fussing, but the tradeoff is often a bulkier billfold. The trifold design also folds your cards into the wallet’s interior, forcing you to retrieve and expand the wallet every time you need to get one. These are the issues the Exentri wallet address, giving you all th
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Can You Put A Price Tag On Nature? Actually, Yes Here’s what happens when you try to account for the monetary value of nature
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Walkability Is Key for Transit Use, Says New Study If people can’t get to transit on foot, they’re not likely to use it A new study by nonprofit transit advocacy group TransitCenter confirms a piece of conventional wisdom city dwellers have long known: If a transit stop is not within walking distance, it’s not likely to be used very often. The report is called Who’s On Board , and, by forming focus groups and surveying transit riders in 17 metrop
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Happy on Purpose | Brannon Beliso | TEDxMillsHighSchool Brannon Beliso, in his insightful and humorous talk, discusses why he tries to be “happy on purpose” everyday, as well as lessons he’s encountered throughout his life. Brannon Beliso is an 8th degree black belt and the owner of One Martial Arts in San Francisco and Millbrae. He is the creator of One Merit Badges, an international life-skills building system. Brannon presents workshops a
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Small Revolution in Life and Medicine | Dar Bin Shieh | TEDxTaipeiAmericanSchool Dr Hsieh breaks down what “nano” really means, and how huimans can benefit from various nanotechnologies. Dr.Dar-bin Shieh received his clinical pathology and molecular biology training at Harvard University and now works at National Cheng Kung University in Tainan, Taiwan at as a physician and professor. He has been devoted to translational medicine from small technology innovations fr
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Technology And The New Aesthetics Of Violence | Eddy Von Mueller | TEDxEmory Dr. Mueller’s TED talk will focus on how new technologies have affected the entertainment industry and drastically changed the movie consumer’s experience, particularly in a growing desensitization to violence. Eddy Von Mueller is a Senior Lecturer in the Emory Department of Film and Media Studies, where he also serves as the Faculty Coordinator of the Film and Media Management Concentration. His
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Turn Your Idea Into a Revolution | Ken Surritte | TEDxYouth@SanDiego Revolutions can have starts big and small, in meeting rooms, or in Ken Surritte’s case, the shower. When he realized that water, something often taken for granted, was extremely difficult and sometimes dangerous to obtain in other countries, he was inspired to take action. Ken outlines how to turn a spark into a revolution. WATERisLIFE Founder Ken and his wife, Nita, have been devoted to serving
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The surprising benefits of hating your job | Colby Angus Black | TEDxSPFHS Colby Angus Black on why not enjoying your job can actually have useful side-effects in your day-to-day life. Colby Black has spent 16 years working in advertising. Don’t hold that against him. He also writes a little bit, does a little bit of comedy and starts things like a happy hour for curiosity called Renaissance Person. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but
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Detecting the Undetectable | Elizabeth Iazykova & Ryzen Benson | TEDxWestminsterCollegeSLC There are currently 6 members in QUASAR. Elizabeth is in charge of the scientific mission: detecting neutrinos with a lunar orbital satellite. This is an innovative and more efficient method of detecting neutrinos. QUASAR will be participating in NASA’s CubeQuest challenge. The cube-satellite will be launched into Earth’s orbit, make its way to the moon’s orbit, orbit the moon for a year collecti
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Women in STEM: Embrace Exploration, Innovation & Discovery | Jennifer Lopez | TEDxYouth@SanDiego Jennifer W. Lopez is the Commercial Innovation Technology Development Lead at the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS). As the Founding Member of NASA’s Datanaut Corps in the Technology and Open Innovation Division of the Office of the Chief Information Officer, Ms. Lopez is shaping the direction of the program inspiring future engineers, data scientists, and entrepreneurs to en
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Competitions: Open Call: For Architects/Artists_”SECOND NATURE” Registration Deadline: Aug 1, 2016; Submission Deadline Aug 31, 2016 OPEN CALL: FOR ARCHITECTS/ARTISTS_”SECOND NATURE” The European Capital of Culture – PAFOS2017 announces the architectural/artistic project entitled “SECOND NATURE” , for the creation of light, small scale structures that will be placed in the Municipal Garden, in the centre of Pafos-Cyprus. The open call is open to professional a
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Competitions: Designer Dream Bath Competition Registration Deadline: Sep 23, 2016; Submission Deadline Sep 23, 2016 As part of its ongoing 20 th anniversary celebration, Duravit USA has announced the launch of its fourth annual Designer Dream Bath Competition. In addition to the Unbuilt category, which invites designers to reimagine their own space, the competition will continue with a Built category, which launched in 2015 to overwhelming su
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Event: How to Make Living Streets (talk) Event Date: Jul 19, 2016; Event City: London, GB We demand a lot from our streets. They are where we live, a way of getting from A to B, and the place where neighbours meet and community networks are built. They also need to take into account sustainability, encouraging cycling and walking, accessibility and waste requirements. Yet a street could provide all these things and still not be a success
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Here’s Why The CDC Thinks Olympic Zika Risk Is Low Health In ‘worst-case scenario’, only four countries going to Brazil are at risk As the 2016 Olympic games draw closer, concern continues to be raised as to whether the games will further spread the Zika virus to other parts of the world. Because of…
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Student startup XEED tackling Parkinson’s Disease When the topic of the Internet of Things comes up, it’s easy to escape in a world of phone-controlled colored light bulbs and smart ovens. This overlooks the progress being made in the world of industry and healthcare thanks to this clever concept of device connectivity. For those afflicted by Parkinson’s Disease, one start-up believes it might be on to something. XEED , a startup founded by Univ
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Sorry, Notorious RBG, your common sense was MIA Factually speaking, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was correct in her three recent interviews published Tuesday — with the New York Times , the Associated Press and CNN — where the Supreme Court justice took Donald Trump to task. As she said in the latest interview Monday, Trump is a faker. Most reasonable people who have paid attention to his history can attest to it. She said he doesn’t have any consisten
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11 jobs that you wouldn’t think pay $100k Your childhood dream of being a pilot just became appealing again. Employment review site Glassdoor has released a list of 11 unexpected jobs that pay $100,000 or more. Career paths highlighted include special agent, geophysicist, regional sales executive and software architect. The highest paying job on the list is reservoir engineer, which has a total median pay of $143,000. Equity research ass
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The Uncrate x Poritz Studio Toolbox will Motivate You to Clean Your Tools Uncrate are serious about their collaborations with unique designers. This time, they have teamed with high-end designer and craftsman Poritz & Studio to create the Ebony Abner Toolbox. This limited edition piece is handmade and hewn from 75-year-old reclaimed tropical walnut timber sourced from Nicaragua and then stained in ebony in Brooklyn, New York. Inside, the interior tray is perfect […
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Prime Day Pricing Is Still Available For This Excellent Subwoofer The Acoustech PL-200 subwoofer has something of a cult following in the home theater audio world , and it’s ready to rumble your walls for just $259 on Amazon today , about $70 less than usual. It was briefly down to that price during Prime Day yesterday, but now it’s available to everyone. Read more…
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Samsung UN40KU6300 40″ 4K Ultra HD HDR Series LED LCD Smart HDTV $429 Samsung UN40KU6300 40″ 4K Ultra HD HDR Series LED LCD Smart HDTV $429
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Yeti Hopper Flip 12 Cooler Yeti knows how to make a cooler. Though good, well insulated ones are typically heavy, hence room on the market for the Yeti Hopper Flip 12 Cooler. It’s shaped like a cube to fit lots of stuff — like 12 beers along with tons of accompanying ice — and boasts a rugged HydroLok zipper that won’t let air get in, or water escape. A puncture-resistant DryHide shell makes it nearly as tough as hardshell
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FBI closes the case on one of America’s greatest mysteries Dan Cooper walked up to the Northwest Orient Airlines ticket counter in Portland, Oregon, on Nov. 24, 1971, and paid cash for a one-way ticket to Seattle. Cooper, dark-haired and sporting a white shirt with a black tie, perhaps in his 40s, boarded the plane. He ordered a bourbon and soda before the flight took off. Then, he got the attention of a flight attendant, and passed her a note to say he
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The Canadian Army is testing out bionic knee braces Halifax-based Spring Loaded Technology announced today that it has delivered the first 60 in of a planned 190 bionic knee braces to the Canadian Army, part of a $1 million (CAD) contract awarded to the company. The UpShots are the military grade version of the company’s assistive wearable, which utilizes liquid spring technology, promising lift output similar to those provided by the… Read More
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SOM releases renders of Philadelphia transit master plan Skidmore, Owings & Merrill released new rendering of their proposal for a master plan for Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station Precinct. Described as a “long-awaited vision of a bold, fully-integrated mixed-use urban district, with a vibrant transformation hub situated at its core,” the project in part is a response to research suggesting a “sizable uptick in transit activity in the coming deca
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New at Reason: Donald Trump, Joel Osteen, and the Evangelical “Money Cult” “The market is becoming a mystical object of worship,” says Chris Lehmann, editor in chief of left-wing “little magazine” The Baffler and the author of the new book The Money Cult: Capitalism, Christianity, and the Unmaking of the American Dream . “The market is becoming sanctified.” Which, he argues, helps to explain the rise of Donald Trump, who has no qualificatio
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Street Musician Has First Amendment Right to Perform, Will Have Legal Bills Paid by City of Providence Street busker Manuel Pombo has been performing on the streets of Providence (R.I.) since the early 90s. He even secured a letter of permission to do so from the city’s Board of Licenses, but that letter prohibited him from soliciting donations. Over the years, Providence police officers would variously tip Pombo for his musical efforts, though at other times they would order him to stop playing b
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Yahoo Sports, Finance get makeovers – CNET The revamped pages are similar to recent updates made to Yahoo’s homepage and news site. The goal is to offer cleaner pages with more personalization.
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These breathtaking aerials are the best drone photos of 2016 (pictures) – CNET The world looks so much more stunning from a drone’s-eye view. Here’s nine award winners that prove it.
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No Xbox briefing at Gamescom this year, Microsoft confirms – CNET Instead, Microsoft will focus on a “new and more intimate” in-person event for fans.
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ELWN Fit Earphones A pair of Bluetooth earphones that last up to 3h per charge on their own, but come with a detachable battery charger that adds another 6.5h of runtime. The Fit also comes with 48 fit accessories so you can find the most comfortable and secure fit for your ears. Link Price: $119+ More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Bose QuietComfort 35 Normal Sweat/Suit Headphones Master & Dynamic MW60 Bos
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Indestructible bridges could be reality, thanks to nature-inspired ‘form-finding’ A new generation of indestructible bridges could be possible, thanks to new research. An engineer has taken a design process called ‘form-finding’, inspired by the natural world, into another level. This could, for the first time, lead to the design of bridges and buildings that can take any combination of permanent loading without generating complex stresses. Such structures will have enhanced sa
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Put ‘geek out’ on your calendar: Silicon Valley Comic Con set for April – CNET The second installment of Woz’s wildly popular “Age of Geek” event will be even bigger this year, expanding into three additional venues.
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6 big takeaways from MobileBeat 2016 so far I’m here at MobileBeat 2016 covering the latest innovations in technology. The annual event is as close as you can come to a groupthink around one topic with industry insiders in the tech space. The theme of the show this year has to do with bots, artificial intelligence, and messaging. I’ve paid attention to all of the themes that have developed during the first day of the two-day event. Some of
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18 Best Summer T-Shirts For Men You can never go wrong with a solid t-shirt, and we’ve got you covered with the best of them.
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BIG-Designed Inflatable Pavilion Lights Up Roskilde Festival Courtesy of BIG BIG Architects has designed an inflatable mobile pavilion to be displayed at three Danish events, including its original site at the Roskilde Festival 2016. Known as SKUM (Danish for foam), the structure met the challenge of creating an installation that has the ability to be both permanent and fully transportable by creating a whimsical, bubble-like form that can be blown up in j
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MOC Nation Is Making Custom LEGO Sets If you’re an adult fan of LEGO (that’s AFOL), you’ve probably experimented making creations of your own with varying levels of success. Now, thanks to the guys at MOC Nation, you’ll be able to craft the perfect human skull, red fox, UFO, bengal tiger and vintage floppy disk. MOC (My Own Creation – LEGO has […]
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Earthquake prediction: An innovative technique for monitoring submarine faults To monitor a segment of the North Anatolian seismic fault near Istanbul, an international team of researchers has installed a network of transponders on the floor of the Sea of Marmara. The aim is to measure motion of the sea floor on either side of this segment. The data collected during the first six months reveals that the fault is probably locked in the region of this segment, suggesting that
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INFOGRAPHIC: What could our world look like in 50 years? In today’s “use it and lose it” society everything is disposable. Even the food and drinks you consume come in one time use containers, and recycling rates are still abysmally low. Even the amount of food consumed per person has skyrocketed in the last 50 years. Meat consumption alone went from 138 pounds per person per year in 1950 to 195 pounds per person per year in 2000. Even something simple
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Music therapist produces songs from the heartbeats of patients Music therapist Bridget Sova has found a unique way to create keepsakes for families with hospitalized children. Using a stethoscope, Sova records the heartbeat of her young patients and mixes it into a song. Read more… More about Mashable Video , Standalone Featured , Patients , Heartbeat , and Real Time
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Blockchain Revolution | Giovanna Fessenden | TEDxBerkshires The success of the digital currency Bitcoin is due in large part to its underlying architecture, the block chain. The block chain is distributed-ledger technology that enables payments and other transactions to be processed and stored in an entirely decentralized way—without banks or other intermediaries. The block chain’s distributed-ledger helps keep its content resistant to tampering and modif
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Engineering the Mind for Peak Performance | Omer Aziz | TEDxThunderBay Using an engineers background, Omer speaks clearly and effusively on techniques that can be applied to help with peak performance. . His steps and process apply to children right up through to 90 year olds. Omer is a professional engineer who crossed over to be Senior Director of HR with BlackBerry in the United Kingdom. His passion is exponential growth and how to achieve your “A” game. . He is
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The best cheap headphones are getting a gorgeous limited edition Koss Porta Pros. The very name of these achingly retro-looking headphones is hallowed among the audio lovers who’ve gotten to hear them. The Porta Pros are about the same age as I am, and they’ve endured because of their inexplicably, illogically awesome sound quality, which belies both their basic looks and bargain-bin price of $49.99 (which is typically closer to $35 online). And now they are g
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Link About It: American Museum of Natural History Partners With The Cuban National Museum of Natural History As America strengthens its ties with Cuba, museums from both are uniting as well. NYC’s American Museum of Natural History and the Cuban National Museum of Natural History recently signed an agreement to deepen their work together. This agreement includes…… Continue Reading…
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Newly-developed nanotech sunscreen binds to your skin cells for ultimate protectionSunscreen is ideal for protecting your skin from the damaging UV rays of sunlight, but it is not perfect. The same chemicals that keep you safe from the sun also seep into your skin and enter your bloodstream. The risks of this exposure are unknown, but it is enough of concern that some people would rather burn their skin than coat their body with these chemicals. To address these concerns, Yale
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The Majesty 155 isn’t just a superyacht, it’s a smart home at sea Yes, it’s big. Yes, it’s grand. But the Majesty 155 superyacht is also smart. Thanks to a state-of-the-art audio-visual system from Archimedia , the owner of this 154-foot yacht definitely doesn’t need a bigger boat. It’s not just the size that’s impressive; it’s also an award winner. The CEDIA Awards celebrate excellence in home technology and integration across the United Kingdom, Europe, Afric
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Amazon Prime Day was 60 percent bigger than last year’s sale Amazon’s Prime Day ended up being more successful than even the company could have predicted, with customer orders surpassing Prime Day 2015 by over 60 percent worldwide and 50 percent in the United States alone. The special sale day, which included various deals on Amazon-branded products like Kindles and Alexa-enabled home devices , saw Prime members flocking to the retail giant in droves. It q
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Micron’s 3D NAND Innovative Fabrication Process Micron, the second chip vendor to commercialize 3D NAND, takes an innovative approach to potentially reducing costs
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Drug-use may hamper moral judgment Regular cocaine and methamphetamine users can have difficulty choosing between right and wrong, perhaps because the specific parts of their brains used for moral processing and evaluating emotions are damaged by their prolonged drug habits, according to a study among prison inmates.
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Next SpaceX launch will bring critical docking adapter to International Space Station The International Space Station is getting an important piece of cargo next week: a new International Docking Adapter , or IDA, that will allow future crewed spacecraft to automatically dock with the station. The large metallic ring, which measures 63 inches in diameter, will eventually be installed on the Harmony module. This is the second IDA to be sent to space, though the first one never actu
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Corel Painter 2016 Standard Edition Software (Windows Digital Download) $49.99 Corel Painter 2016 Standard Edition Software (Windows Digital Download) $49.99
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Finally Try Out a Clicky Mechanical Keyboard For Just $30 TOMOKO Blue Switch Mechanical Keyboard , $30 with code B26BXZG7 You’ve probably heard a lot of fuss about mechanical keyboards lately, and if not, you’ve at least heard the clicking. If you’re curious to try one yourself without dropping a bunch of money, here’s an entry level model for $30 , one of the best prices we’ve ever seen on any mechanical keyboard. The keys don’t use name brand Cherry M
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Guccifer 2.0 Drops New Documents Joe Uchill, reporting for The Hill: Guccifer 2.0, the hacker who breached the Democratic National Committee, has released a cache of purported DNC documents to The Hill in an effort to refocus attention on the hack. The documents include more than 11,000 names matched with some identifying information, files related to two controversial donors and a research file on Sarah Palin. “The press [i
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Hillary Clinton Tweet Explains Perfectly Why the Issue is Limiting Government Power, Not Just Personalities in Charge Hillary Clinton went on anti-Trump Twitterstorm today. Actually likely one of her unpaid interns or well-paid consultants —tweets from Clinton’s account are rarely signed “-H” and there was a case made the Barack Obama Twitter account, run under the same principle, ought to be treated as a parody account. As Mark Hammer noted on Twitter last month , “the genius of the Trump Clinton
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Watch Barbara Boxer Falsely Accuse Reason of Trying to “undermine climate science”Yesterday, in the spirit of Californian collegiality, I tried to warn Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) that if she went ahead with her planned smear against the Reason Foundation as being part of a so-called “web of denial” over climate science, she would be lying . Sadly, the senator did not take my friendly advice. “I want to work with my colleagues to call attention to this web of
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The air up there Houston TX (SPX) Jul 12, 2016 A Class I-E 5×2015 Project, Personal CO2 Monitors, seek to take the guesswork out of deciphering air quality around astronauts. For every breath crew members take aboard the International Space Station, we won’t necessarily be watching; monitoring, however, is a different story. Thanks to a Class I-E 5×2015 project ferried to the space station aboard a Cygnus vehicle
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Russia, Kazakhstan to Reach Final Decision on Baiterek Space Complex Moscow (Sputnik) Jul 12, 2016 According to the Russian deputy prime minister, a final decision on the construction of the joint Russian-Kazakh Baiterek Space Complex will be reached in September. A final decision on the construction of the joint Russian-Kazakh Baiterek Space Complex will be reached in September, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said following an intergovernmental commi
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A Peek Inside SLS: Fuel Tank For World’s Largest Rocket Nears Completion New Orleans LA (SPX) Jul 12, 2016 While this may look like a futuristic tunnel to another world, it is really looking 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
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Frosty Cold Nights Year-Round on Mars May Stir Dust Pasadena CA (JPL) Jul 12, 2016 Some dusty parts of Mars get as cold at night year-round as the planet’s poles do in winter, even regions near the equator in summer, according to new NASA findings based on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter observations. The surface in these regions becomes so frigid overnight that an extremely thin layer of carbon dioxide frost appears to form. The frost then vaporizes i
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NASA Highlights Space Station Research Benefits, Opportunities at San Diego ConferenceSan Diego CA (SPX) Jul 12, 2016 NASA astronauts, engineers and scientists will be joined by CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta, retired astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly, and other special guests, for a three-day, in-depth conversation about the International Space Station (ISS) as a catalyst for discovery during the fifth annual ISS Research and Development Conference July 12-14 in San Diego. The conference, h
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Sensor Technology Could Revolutionize What You Sleep On Hampton VA (SPX) Jul 13, 2016 Susan Bernard was at a NASA Tech Days event in Cleveland when she saw something that caught her attention. “They were describing sensor technology,” said Bernard, who at the time had a five-month-old son. “I was able to connect with the sensor characteristics, and on the spot I said, we can translate this technology to a common, everyday thing, and he s
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Twinkle, Twinkle, GPS Huntsville AL (SPX) Jul 12, 2016 Go outside tonight and behold the stars – especially bright stars low on the horizon. They twinkle as irregularities in Earth’s atmosphere pass by. Unseen to the human eye, the same thing happens to signals from GPS, the Global Positioning System. Radio signals twinkle in much the same way as bright stars appear to do at optical wavelengths. This can have effects o
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Russian New Soyuz-MS Spacecraft Docks With ISS for First Time Moscow (Sputnik) Jul 12, 2016 Russian new Soyuz-MS spacecraft for the first time docked with the International Space Station on Saturday, the Russian space agency Roscosmos said. The docking was carried out in automatic mode, a spokesperson for Roscosmos told RIA Novosti. Russian cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin, NASA astronaut Kathleen Rubins and Japanese astronaut Takuya Onishi joined the current 48t
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Setting a satellite to catch a satellite Paris (ESA) Jul 12, 2016 The target is set: a large derelict satellite currently silently tumbling its way through low orbit. If all goes to plan, in 2023 it will vanish – and efforts against space debris will have made a giant leap forward. That is the vision underpinning e.Deorbit, intended as the world’s first mission to remove a large piece of space junk – if it is given the initial go-ahead b
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Team Begins Powering up Science Instruments Pasadena CA (JPL) Jul 12, 2016 The engineers and scientists working on NASA’s Juno mission have been busying themselves, getting their newly arrived Jupiter orbiter ready for operations around the largest planetary inhabitant in the solar system. Juno successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit during a 35-minute engine burn on Monday, July 4. Confirmation that the burn had completed was received on Eart
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3D-printing pen turns bottles and bags into statues and spaceships 3D-printing pens change plastic filaments into a gel that hardens when it hits the air, allowing users to create sculptures freehand. A new company thinks that using all that plastic is expensive and wasteful, and is aiming to create a new kind of 3D pen that does its thing using old plastic bottles, bags and even folders. It’s called the Renegade and it’s seeking backers on Kickstarter now. .. C
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5 Ways You Can Experience the Best Travel Ever With Couchsurfing Couchsurfing has, once again, changed the way you travel. How so? By releasing Hangouts, a new update to the travel site that promises “to easily find nearby Couchsurfers, and make plans to meet up.” The new update promises to better bring together travelers from around the world to learn about culture, share food, and have fun. And with Hangouts, you can easily do so. Tips and Tricks for More Ha
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Sun Joe Telescoping SJBLZD Snow Broom w/ Ice Scraper $9.17 Sun Joe Telescoping SJBLZD Snow Broom w/ Ice Scraper $9.17
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Canon EOS Rebel T5 18.0MP DSLR Camera w/ 2 Lens (REFURB) $289.99 Canon EOS Rebel T5 18.0MP DSLR Camera w/ 2 Lens (REFURB) $289.99
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Beyoncé, Chance the Rapper and Rihanna list ordinary actions that have gotten black Americans killed Alicia Keys and the We Are Here movement gathered a crew of celebrities including Pharrell , Queen Latifah and Kevin Hart for a video released today that recites everyday activities that 23 victims of police shootings were doing before their deaths. Journalist Jamilah King wrote the article that inspired the video collaboration with Mic , ” 23 Everyday Actions Punishable by Death if You’re B
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Pokémon Maps are Trying to Aggregate Every Single Pokémon, Stop, and Gym Be the very best Curbed’s city sites have been hard at work mapping out where to catch Pokémon , but now there’s not one but two resources—and more to come, surely—that are trying to catch ‘em all—that is, by aggregating all of the Pokémon Go sightings in a single map. (There’s also this Google Map of PokéStops and gyms.) The first is PokéMapper , a “crowd-sourced Pokémon Go sightings tracker” an
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Texas Glass Wall House Nestled on a hilltop in the plains, the Texas Glass Wall House strikes a stark contrast to its surroundings with a modern design. As the name would suggest, enormous double-height… Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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After 11-year break, Arkansas to resume executions with new lethal injection drugs Arkansas has received a new supply of a lethal injection drug, giving the state an option to begin executing death row inmates again after a hiatus of more than 10 years. There are 34 pending executions. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Neural networks provide deep insights into the mysteries of water Simulations reveal the importance of van der Waals interactions
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Could we generate useful energy from earthquakes? Elliott Spender calculates the amount of useful energy we could generate during a quake
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Can everyone just leave Captain Picard alone and let him read? – CNET Hey Worf, keep the music down and the fighting to a minimum, will ya? The Captain wants to engage with his book.
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‘Pokémon Go’ has a hidden benefit Some Pokémon Go players have taken to Twitter to discuss the possible mental health benefits of playing the game. Players of the augmented reality mobile game — which uses GPS to place Pokémon in real-life settings — are saying the app is helping them cope with their social anxiety and depression by encouraging them to get outside and explore their neighborhoods. Read more… More about Mashable
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Blockchain-based banking backend Vault OS from ex-Googler emerges from stealth modeDespite holding the vast majority of the world’s wealth (or perhaps because of that), banks aren’t exactly hotbeds of cutting-edge tech, often relying on decades-old systems for everyday tasks. ThoughtMachine, a company led by ex-Google engineer Paul Taylor, is looking to change that with a modern, fully integrated, blockchain-based banking operating system called Vault OS. Read More
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It’s Hard to Believe That These Awesome Star Wars Photographs Are of Action Figures You could mistake the above for a new shot of Captain Phasma from the set of Episode VIII , or maybe even an amazing cosplay. The fact that it’s actually a photo of a 6-inch-tall toy makes what is already a remarkable photo somehow even more impressive ( most impressive). Read more…
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Think your solid state drive is fast? It has nothing on MRAM Experts have been saying DRAM is on its last legs for some time . Looking at the recent exploits of IBM Research and Samsung we could start seeing its replacement soon. Last week, the two companies published a paper detailing the next generation of MRAM meant to replace today’s common NAND-based memory. MRAM is short for Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory. It’s a semiconductor type of memory t
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Dream Bed: Hammocks Meet Round Mattresses in This Hanging Design Floating on an actual cloud might theoretically offer the best sleep any of us have ever had, but in the real world, a floating mattress that can be installed literally anywhere you imagine will do nicely. The round ‘Floating Bed’ system melds traditional frame-supported mattresses with hammocks to create some of the dreamiest sleep scenarios this side of the sound barrier, and the photos will ha
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$450,000 Navy Grant Fuels IU-NSWC Crane Effort to Improve Safety of Military TechnologyAn Indiana University expert in the high-tech field of computer vision will collaborate with U.S. Navy engineers at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division in southern Indiana to improve the quality of microelectronic components used in critical military systems like communication and navigation.
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Will the Dallas Shootings Make Passing Criminal Justice Reform More Difficult? Leaders of several large law enforcement organizations are calling on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to support efforts to overhaul sentencing laws in a letter released Wednesday . But following the shootings of a dozen police officers in Dallas week, the prospects of any action in Congress have likely only grown dimmer. The Obama administration and a fragile bipartisan coalition of advocacy gr
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The amount of energy needed to run the world’s economy is decreasing on average New energy-efficient buildings contribute to a reduction in energy intensity. (credit: Mariano Mantel ) According to a report from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) , the world is getting better, on average, at using energy to power its economic activity. The latest numbers measure “global energy intensity” or the number of British thermal units used for every unit of gross domestic pro
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Sunscreenr will show you exactly where you forgot to put sunblock Skin cancer is serious business and yet we take an incredibly haphazard approach to sun protection. Even when we think we’re covered, we’re not, but who can tell? Most of the sunblock we use is invisible anyway. SEE ALSO: 25 people who will never forget to properly apply sunscreen ever again Sunscreenr, the sunblock detection gadget from Voxelight, aims to make the invisible visible and to save u
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This Totally Accurate Battle Simulator Might Be the Most Ridiculous Video Game Ever Sorry, I don’t care if you caught a Squirkachu on Pokemon GTFO, because the only video game that will matter after today is Totally Accurate Battle Simulator. It pits hilariously brainless putty humanoids in red versus hilariously brainless putty humanoids in blue in the most ridiculous battle sequences. Read more…
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Brain cell death in Alzheimer’s linked to structural flaw Researchers have identified a new biological pathway involved in Alzheimer’s disease. In experiments using fruit flies, blocking the pathway reduced the death of brain cells, suggesting that interfering with the pathway could represent a promising new strategy to treat the disease in human patients.
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Phosphorus pollution poses a major threat to the world’s lakes Humans dump millions of tons of phosphorus into lakes every year, and it’s destroying their ecosystems.
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Look At These Wild Drone Concepts Airbus Thinks Are The Future Aviation Winners of an international contest Drone contest winner announced.
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Islamic State confirms key commander Omar Shishani dead A news agency linked to so-called Islamic State confirms the death of key leader Omar Shishani, whom the US said it killed in March.
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Power outage disrupts New York subway on blackout anniversary New Yorkers trying to ride the subway experienced long delays, as the system’s central control faltered due to a power outage. The mishap comes on the anniversary of the notorious 1977 blackout. Read Full Article at RT.com
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To the horror of millennials, baby boomers are still getting rich Baby boomers started turning 65 in 2011, marking the unofficial beginning of their retirement years. The timing could not have been better for older boomers, who are already part of the wealthiest generation in U.S. history. Since then, the broad S&P 500-stock index is up 91 percent, including dividends. U.S. stocks hit a record high yesterday. Market performance in the early years of retirem
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Feeling uninspired? Do more of what already works In 2004, nine hospitals in Michigan began implementing a new procedure in their intensive care units (I.C.U.). Almost overnight, healthcare professionals were stunned with its success. Three months after it began, the procedure had cut the infection rate of I.C.U. patients by sixty-six percent. Within 18 months, this one method had saved 75 million dollars in healthcare expenses. Best of all, thi
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Dentists won’t have to perform the root canals we all fear for much longer Root canals suck. There’s nothing enjoyable about having the nerve and blood vessels scraped out of your tooth’s root. While some dentists will tell you the procedure is no more painful than having […]
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Multivariate testing in Msg.ai helps you measure the tone of your chatbot Engagement, revenue, loyalty. These are concepts not normally associated with chatbots . For now, we tend to see Facebook Messenger bots as early in the development cycle, still trying to find a niche with users, and offering weather bots that tell us to wear a rain jacket. The Msg.ai platform seeks to change that. Presenting at MobileBeat 2016 today, The CEO and founder Puneet Mehta revealed how
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Study shows allocation of police resources affects economic welfare, inequality Decisions about how to allocate police resources in a community are likely to influence not only crime but also housing prices, overall economic welfare and social inequality, according to a new study by economists at Indiana University and the University of Maryland.
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Nissan announces a suite of auto-drive features Nissan is getting in on the semi-autonomous driving function game, having launched a suite of them on Wednesday. Unlike Tesla’s automated options, Nissan made sure to stress they’re intended only to assist rather than outright replace drivers. The ProPilot suite is capable of driving a vehicle on a single-lane motorway as well as navigate congestion if required, but it’s only meant to help driver
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T-Shirts & Apparel : Gear Chain Necklace It’s time to gear up! It’s time to gear up! 19-inch long necklace with toggle closure features gears, gears, and more gears – and also beads and delicate details in zinc alloy on steel chains. Steampunk flair to wear as a statement piece or as a part of steampunk cosplay. $19.99
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Sit on Everything creates boxy furniture that can look like just about anything Furniture never looked so … real. Or so unlike furniture. For all those times that you’ve wanted to sit on a stack of Benjamins, a head of broccoli, or a giant slab of marble, all while staying clean and comfortable, this is your chance. Meet the folks at Benj&Soto, the brilliant minds behind the soft cubes known as Sit on Everything . And really, what they mean is that you can sit on anythin
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Save $8 On Gift Cards to the Gas Station Chain of Your Choice Assuming you haven’t bought a Tesla yet, these discounted BP and ChevronTexaco gift cards essentially represent a few gallons of free gas for your next road trip. Read more…
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This $75 Brother Printer Can Reorder Its Own Ink on Amazon If you can help it, I recommend buying laser printers over inkjet, but if you need to print in color on a budget, this wireless Brother printer is a solid deal at $75. Not bad for an all-in-one with a scanner, Wi-FI (including AirPrint and Google Cloud Print support), and the ability to automatically order ink on Amazon when it’s running low. Read more…
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This Electric Collapsible Kettle makes sure you never have to go without a cuppa If you love having coffee or tea as much as I do, the thought of going without your favorite brew is a waking nightmare. Not only would you be deprived of caffeine and stuck with a headache, but it’s also a comfort blanket that’s part of a routine to give our brains a break from work. The only difficult part about getting to your brew is not having hot water readily available . Should you want to
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Clinton Bemoans Loss of ‘Party of Lincoln,’ Emperor of Japan Considers Abdication, UFO Enthusiasts Accuse NASA of Cover-Up: P.M. Links Top Republicans are criticizing Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for comments she made critical of Donald Trump , but aren’t joining his calls that she should resign. Hillary Clinton says Trump is turning “the party of Lincoln” into “the party of Trump.” Jesse Ventura says he’s voting for Gary Johnson . Airport workers in Philadelphia have voted to strike during the D
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Pokemon Go said to be getting retail-sponsored locations – CNET Companies might soon be able to pay to have their stores featured in the hit game’s virtual map.
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The Week in Mac Apps: Bare Bones Software’s text editor BBEdit gets an update New Mac apps of the week In this week’s roundup of new Mac apps, we get a glimpse at BBEdit’s latest update, plus so much more—like tools for sharing screenshots, reminder apps, and launchers. Read on! AppStarter 2.2 Afinta’s $5 AppStarter ( Mac App Store Link ) launches all your apps from one convenient place—the menu bar. You can also customize its window so that it displays only the apps you w
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Pearl RearVision An accessory for vehicles that don’t have rear-facing cameras. It has a pair of wide-angle cameras in a frame that mounts over the rear license plate. Video is sent via Bluetooth to your iOS or Android device. The app also alerts you of nearby objects. Hat Tip Link Link 2 Price: $500 More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: iXoost XiLO 5.1 Bluetooth Speaker TrapTap Speed Trap Indicator Canon G7X M
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Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam goes to court over 24-hour prison surveillance The sole surviving suspect from attack on Paris in November wants two live video cameras removed from cell, his lawyer said Wednesday, arguing that the constant surveillance risked damaging him psychologically.
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Top Islamic State group commander ‘killed’ in Iraq A top Islamic State group commander, Omar al-Shishani, has been killed in Iraq, the jihadist-linked Amaq agency said on Wednesday.
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RIIND’s Machined Aluminum The Pen: A continuous cam implement that can fit 35 different types of ink cartridge refills We’ve mentioned this before, but there’s no better (and more enjoyable) way to write than with a good pen. It just feels different—from the pressure fingers apply to the angle with which it is pulled. And while there is an array of heirloom quality…… Continue Reading…
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Declutter Your Home by Imagining It’s a Store Decluttering is all about getting rid of the things you don’t need or want anymore. If you’re having trouble with the process, this mental trick can help you narrow things down quickly. When you’re out shopping, you show your desire for things by forking over your hard-earned money to purchase them. Tarryn Williford at Apartment Therapy suggests you go through a similar process in your home. Imag
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How to Pick and Ask for Good Job References You know you’re nearing the final stretch of an interview process (and that it’s looking good for you) when a potential employer asks for references. If you’re not prepared, though, you might be left scrambling at the last minute to find a good reference. Who do you ask and what’s the best way to reach out? This post originally appeared on The Muse . When you nearing the home stretch of an interv
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The Dizzying View Inside NASA’s Vehicle Assembly Building Space It’s bigger on the inside NASA published this photo of the Vehicle Assembly Building’s insides, showing off the four new work platforms recently installed on the north and south sides of High Bay…
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Enormous thunderstorm hits Moscow, rain floods streets (PHOTOS, VIDEOS) A powerful thunderstorm hit Moscow shortly before midnight on Wednesday, with heavy rain instantly flooding streets and making waves on social media. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Ukrainian nationalists block Polish politicians in Odessa hotel over ‘pro-Russian stance’Nationalists in the Ukrainian port city of Odessa blockaded a group of Polish politicians in a local hotel for several hours, accusing the foreign delegation of being pro-Russian because they planned to commemorate the victims of the Odessa Massacre . Read Full Article at RT.com
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Merge Architects clads Massachusetts home in weathering steel US studio Merge Architects has completed a family home in the Boston area with facades clad in pre-rusted steel and interior spaces that overlook slot gardens (+ slideshow). (more…)
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This mind-blowing pen conducts electricity on paper This captivating pen conceptualized by Tokyo-based startup AgIC conducts electricity as a person draws lines. Using a silver conductive ink, the magic pen serves as an incredible tool for paper circuits projects. Watch with wonder as the electric pen brings a tiny 3D miniature paper town to life. The pen can be bought on Amazon for about $26.00. + AgIC
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The Making of Wall Art – Painting With Acrylics – Tips and Designs Regardless of your skill, just about anyone can get started with acrylic painting to beautifully unravel his creativity. The post The Making of Wall Art – Painting With Acrylics – Tips and Designs appeared first on Architecture Lab .
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Crackle’s fintech drama series ‘StartUp’ gets a premiere date Crackle’s new original series StartUp , which stars Adam Brody ( The OC, CHiPS ) and Martin Freeman ( Fargo, Captain America: Civil War ), has gotten an official premiere date. The 10-episode first season will premiere on Tuesday, September 6. The show follows the story of three strangers who come upon a brilliant yet controversial digital currency tech idea called GenCoin (sound familiar?) It ha
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Amazon’s Second Prime Day Was Pretty ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ In spite of being Amazon’s biggest sales day ever, the second annual Prime Day deflated shareholders’ high expectations for the event. The post Amazon’s Second Prime Day Was Pretty ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ appeared first on WIRED .
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What you need to know about the FCC’s 5G vote Tomorrow morning, the five chairpeople of the Federal Communications Commission are expected to take their seats behind a long wooden table and vote on a foundation for a 5G future . That might sound a little dry, but consider the obvious: We demand richer, better content on our mobile devices by the moment, and we’re demanding faster speeds than ever before. There’s still room to grow with exist
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Why we like the music we do In Western styles of music, from classical to pop, some combinations of notes are generally considered more pleasant than others. To most of our ears, a chord of C and G, for example, sounds much more agreeable than the grating combination of C and F# (which has historically been known as the “devil in music”). read more
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Stellar outburst brings water snowline into view A violent outburst by the young star V883 Orionis has given astronomers their first view of a water “snowline” in a protoplanetary disk – the transition point around the star where the temperature and pressure are low enough for water ice to form. read more
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Noble Audio’s Katana is precision crafted inside and out High-performance audio inside a machined masterpiece. Photo: Noble Audio Discerning audiophiles who want great design and great sound will definitely have to check out Noble’s newest model, the Katana. The headphones feature a precision crafted housing that is machined from aluminum. Take a closer look and you’ll see the incredible attention to detail with the textured surface and tooling that wr
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This ambitious Slack bot wants to bring together the entire developer ecosystem A new bot released today in the Slack App Directory lets you teach, test, and quickly deploy chatbots on Slack as well as on Facebook Messenger, Kik, and other platforms. ProtoBot was made by Amir Shevat, director of developer relations at Slack. Shevat gave developers a demo at MobileBeat 2016 , a gathering of hundreds of companies and thought leaders in the artificial intelligence and chatbot s
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‘A marathon, not a sprint’: Defiant Sanders urges supporters to continue political revolutionBernie Sanders supporters may still be bruised by his nomination defeat but in a defiant letter the Democratic senator has reminded people his campaign was more than a presidential race – it was a “political revolution” – and one that he sees continuing. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Bug bounties and automotive firewalls: Dealing with the car hacker threat (credit: Aurich / Getty) As we have seen in the past couple of years, car hacking is becoming an ever-greater threat. Many of the systems in our vehicles—and the standards to which they were designed—predate the connected car era. And so computerized vehicle systems lack some of the basic kinds of security that we would otherwise expect as default given the ramifications of a hack. The car-hackin
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Electricity generated with water, salt and an ultra thin membrane Brooks HaysLAUSANNE, Switzerland, July 13 (UPI) — A newly devised osmotic power generation system has produced record-setting yields. The system relies on water, salt and an ultra thin membrane.
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Ghostbusters isn’t getting released in China Paul Feig’s new Ghostbusters won’t be opening in China. According to The Hollywood Reporter , the reboot has been denied approval to screen in China, which could have a major impact on its final box office returns. China, the world’s second largest film market, is highly restrictive to foreign films: only a select number of movies from outside of the country are approved for a wide release. Accor
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Is The Navy Going To Replace Its Helicopters With This Punchy Aircraft? Military The Army is already planning on it Navy might buy army helicopter…
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Rad Home Goods Line Manages to Make Concrete Look Delicate With inspiration from Félix Candela Lowly concrete has been deployed to elegant , striking effect in residential architecture recently, and now the material will also surprise and delight on a much smaller scale. In a new line of home accessories for Mexican homeware brand Más , Spanish-Mexican studio LaSelva and designer Iván Zúñiga have joined concrete and additional materials to form chic
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Kasisto’s chatbot will soon trade stock on Facebook Messenger Personal finance chatbot maker Kasisto , a spinoff of Siri-maker SRI International, will soon be able to trade stock and help users follow their investment portfolio. The stock trade feature will be available to Kasisto users on Facebook Messenger in the fall. The news of an integration with TradeIt API was announced today at MobileBeat, a gathering of companies and hundreds of people interested
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McLaren embraces autonomous cars, but wants humans in control British luxury automotive manufacturer McLaren has signalled an interest in adding autonomous car functionality to its cars in the future. In an interview with Motoring, McLaren’s global corporate communications manager Duncan Forrester said the automaker may build autonomous safety features into the car, but promised that drivers would still be able to take over control with one button press. Se
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New Orleans adopts searchable video tech for police body cameras The city of New Orleans has become the first to adopt special video tech to aid police and prosecutors search through footage collected by body cameras worn by patrolling policemen. Vu Digital , a video metadata company based out of Mississippi, is providing the Orleans Parish District Attorney with the new tech, referred to as S.M.A.R.R.T. That stands for Storage Metadata Automated Redaction Rev
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Anglepoise releases a third edition of the Type 75 with Paul Smith A primary color update to the classic desk lamp. Photo: Anglepoise There’s nothing monochromatic about Paul Smith’s design language. The designer has a special way with color and that’s been evident through not only his fashion line, but his collaboration with lighting manufacturer, Anglepoise. Smith is following up the subtle floral hues of his previous editions with a striking and vibrant Type
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Iconic Midcentury Furniture By Poul Kjærholm Gets Reboot Available through Fritz Hansen and Carl Hansen & Son Enthusiasts of Danish designer Poul Kjærholm are in for a treat: Two legendary furniture houses are releasing limited collections of some of his most iconic pieces. The first set comes from Fritz Hansen on the occasion of the products’ 60th anniversary. The PK22 lounge chair has been updated to feature a darkened steel frame and a sumptuous
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Throttle Jockey: the Suzuki SV650 do-it-all fun machine is just right In the category of Motorcycle That Does Pretty Much Everything Well, Suzuki’s long-running SV650 is a perennial winner. For 2017, it’s even better, with more power, updated tech and the same fun V-twin heart. The post Throttle Jockey: the Suzuki SV650 do-it-all fun machine is just right appeared first on The Manual .
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Could Gorilla Glass filters put an end to lens scratches? One Kickstarter project thinks so To go bare lens or not to go bare lens? That’s the question that many photographers ask when buying a new lens, with many insisting that a UV filter wards off scratches while others say glass that thin can’t really offer much protection. A new Kickstarter project could help (finally) answer the question with Gorilla Glass UV filters that are four to eight times stronger than traditional protectiv
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Porsche Adopts Augmented Reality For Quality Assurance In a world where technology has been increasingly democratized, the focus on quality assurance is one of the key methods by which a luxury automaker can distance itself from more affordable brands. For Porsche this doesn’t just mean exacting standards where panel clearances of between 0.5 mm and 0.8 mm are the only ones acceptable to its team of vehicle … Continue reading
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Certain characteristics predispose women to different hot flash, night sweat patterns Most women will get hot flashes or night sweats at some point in life. However, when these symptoms occur and how long they last can vary dramatically among women. New findings show that women fit into four distinct groups when it comes to getting hot flashes and night sweats, with potential ramifications for therapy and prevention of future health conditions.
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Study finds first evidence that PD-1 antibody could help men with metastatic prostate cancerA new study is reviving hope that the approach also may help men with life-threatening prostate cancer.It is a surprising turnaround because prior results in men with aggressive, advanced-stage prostate cancer showed no evidence of anti-tumor activity with immune therapies that work by blocking PD-1 signals.
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Differences in CEO leadership style, company culture improve firm performance, study findsChief executive officers should have a different leadership style from an organization’s culture in order to improve a firm’s performance, according to researchers who discuss in a new article.
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Students’ PTSD symptoms fluctuate greatly during first year of college A new study is helping researchers better understand how post-traumatic stress disorder fluctuates in students during their first year of college.
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New study shows differences in blood pressure variation across ethnicity Differences in circadian blood pressure variation due to a combination of genetic and cultural factors may contribute to ethnic differences in cardiovascular morbidity, according to new research.
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The walls come alive in this interactive installation (Tomorrow Daily 390 show notes) – CNETESI Design recently installed three massive LED walls that react to passing people that’s chock full of technology and beautiful visuals.
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Exxon climate probe takes surreal turn as congressman subpoenas state attorneys generalThe Republican chairman of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee issued subpoenas of two state attorneys general and eight environmental organizations on Wednesday, seeking records about their investigation into ExxonMobil Corp’s climate denial activities. The subpoenas are the latest in a string of investigations from Texas Rep. Lamar Smith and the majority members on his committee i
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Oakley Prizm MX lenses cut glare for motorcross riders without cutting detail Motocross and dirt bike riders have a new lens choice this summer: the Oakley Prizm MX. Oakley first introduced Prizm lenses for goggles in 2014 for snow sports, and has since rolled the technology into summer sports such as cycling, trail running, golf, fishing, and even cricket. Oakley’s original design intent when creating Prizm was to fine-tune the wavelengths of light that are most sensitive
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Robot got swagger — human-like stride is more natural and saves energy, too Robots usually walk like zombies, but maybe not for much longer. Most humanoid robots have had flat feet for stability, which requires a hunched-over posture for balance and a plodding gait. Now a robot called DURUS from Georgia Tech is changing the look, according to Gizmodo . No longer plodding, DURUS walks with a distinct swagger — if it had fingers (or even arms and hands) you might expect it
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Putting the ‘smart’ in smart home, Wiser Air’s Eco IQ learns when users are uncomfortableAccording to their name, smart-home systems aim to be, well, smart. However, for all the benefits they offer owners, there’s still a bit of legwork required by users to get their setup exactly as desired. This extra legwork is exactly what the energy management and automation company Schneider Electric hopes to curb after unveiling the new Eco IQ, smart-learning feature native to Wiser Air smart
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AccuWeather’s Android app now gives you the ability to see the future AccuWeather wants to make making decisions based on the weather a lot easier. The company today released a fairly large update to its Android app that includes a number of great new features aimed at those who like to stay on top of the weather at all times. The new app also includes things like Dark Theme, which, as the name suggests, offers a darker looking user interface that will be a bit eas
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‘Pokémon Go’ drone concept would let you catch creatures pretty much anywhere Because as of last week everything must somehow be related to Pokémon Go , a company in the Netherlands called TRNDlabs posted a video of something called the Pokédrone. SEE ALSO: Man playing ‘Pokemon Go’ gets lured into a pond The tiny, palm-sized drone would — according to the video — allow the user to better access hard-to-reach Pokémon. “Once connected via Wi Fi to your phone, the Pokémo
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Election Update: When To Freak Out About Shocking New Polls At 6 this morning, Quinnipiac University released a set of surveys of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania with the best polling news Donald Trump has gotten in a long time. In the version of the polls that includes third-party candidates — that’s the version FiveThirtyEight uses — Trump led Hillary Clinton by 5 percentage points in Florida, 1 percentage point in Ohio and 6 percentage points in Pennsyl
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The US women’s Olympic volleyball team is using a wearable by VERT to monitor jumps The road to the Rio Olympics for the U.S. women’s volleyball team has included grueling six-hour practice sessions, sparking the need for players to train smart — not just hard. After all, one critical injury could derail the team’s chances of a successful showing on the world stage. That’s where a tiny wearable by VERT comes into play. Read More
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A “Morning Routine Kit” Makes Sharing a Bathroom and Getting Ready Easier If you share a bathroom, or worse, share a bathroom with kids, getting ready in the morning can be tough. Consider giving everyone a “morning routine kit,” with one place for all of their toiletries and one place to store them all. One tote, no cleanup, a more organized bathroom, and an effortless morning. http://lifehacker.com/how-to-speed-u… Gather everything you normally use for your morning r
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AT&T’s flying COWs are better than they sound AT&T is testing LTE-enabled drones for aerial inspections, disaster-relief efforts, and providing temporary cell phone service at crowded events.
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Giants of the highways Anyone making a road trip across America is likely to pass huge advertising models. Some of the best known are Muffler Men – but after five decades they are dying out.
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U.S. stock indexes are hitting all-time highs, but nobody is terribly excited about it With all the political and social tumult in the U.S. and abroad, you might expect that the stock market wouldn’t be doing terribly well. Turns out, it’s doing just peachy. The two biggest U.S. stock indexes — the Dow Jones Industrial average and the S&P 500 — have closed at record highs for much of the week. That’s great news if you’ve got any sort of retirement savings, and even better news
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This open source CNC system integrates high-tech automation into backyard farming This story might more properly belong on RobotHugger, but with its open source DIY approach to small-scale food production, FarmBot is worth a look.
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Elder carebots make us miserable and fail but sexbots are succeeding and are using new materials and technology In the early 2000s, the former Bell Labs engineer was busy caring for his elderly father and building his own technology business. That’s when he first came up with the idea for a companion robot: a machine that could look after his dad and keep him in touch with the outside world via webcam. Hines started working on a prototype carebot, but ran into trouble finding financial and legal support fo
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Accounting software provider Sage previews chatbot that manages your business expensesAccounting software provider Sage is working on a chatbot built on Facebook Messenger and Slack that lets you manage business finances, including expenses, something that small businesses will find appealing since it’ll allow them to focus on doing their work. It’s expected that this program will be available to the public later this month. Sage provided a sneak peek at VentureBeat’s MobileBeat c
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Best Blenders 2016: Our Top Picks A health-conscience individual may see a blender as an easy way to make a nutritious kale smoothie, while a socialite may see it as a gateway to glorious margaritas. A chef-in-training, on the other hand, might see a blender as a tool to make homemade hummus, nut butters, pizza dough, or ice cream. Basically, the best blender for you depends on how you plan to use it. Whether you’re looking to ma
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Reconstructing the first atomic bomb test from a chunk of scorched earth Trinity test explosion, July 16, 1945. (credit: Wikimedia ) If the CSI family of television shows has blunted your appetite for impossibly omniscient crime scene analysis, consider the real , and very serious, science of nuclear forensics. If someone flouts the ban on nuclear weapons testing, we want to know as much about it as possible. And the resources backing that effort are substantial. Seis
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NATO ‘forces us’ to adjust to a new security reality – Russian ambassador to NATO During Wednesday’s Russia-NATO Council meeting Russian envoy to the body Alexander Grushko lambasted the alliance saying it “forces” Moscow “with its actions to adapt our military strategy to a new security situation.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Made In Space plans to create a superior optical fiber in microgravity Made In Space, the company that owns and operates a 3D printer on the International Space Station, has announced their next big project: growing optical fiber in microgravity. The company is scheduled to send a new manufacturing product to the ISS in the first quarter of 2017. If initial tests are successful, the company could begin producing higher-quality optical fiber for applications here… Re
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This innovative DiMo lamp lets you ‘plunge’ light like a coffee plunger In an age of smart lighting, there are plenty of cool ways of keeping your room bright and well-lit — but we’ve never seen anything quite like the DiMo lamp before. A new project currently raising funds on Kickstarter , DiMo resembles a coffee plunger more than a traditional lamp: allowing users to “plunge” light to either dim or enhance the level of light the DiMo emits. “The idea originally cam
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The hubless, carbon-fiber Cyclotron bike looks straight out of ‘Tron’ Even three decades after Tron hit cinemas, its influence on futuristic design shows no signs of slowing down. The Cyclotron bicycle borrows both look and name from the science-fiction film, with a design that’s unmistakably based on the Light Cycle, namely its two illuminated, spokeless wheels. Besides being visually striking, the wheel “halos” turn themselves on in low-light conditions, serving
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The Pier’s End Desktop When Sebastian submitted his desktop, we were ready to share it as-is, but then he linked to the project at Behance, which included this lovely video of the whole thing in action. It’s a beautifully custom take on a system UI, and he’s included many of the components so you can make it yourself. Here’s how. First, of course, you’ll need to understand Rainmeter and how it works, and if you need he
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Neolite Trek 13-Ounce Hammock I know how that dude got his Neolite Trek hammock to a secluded forest river. The thing weighs only 13 ounces and packs into a stuff sack smaller than my left butt cheek. And I know how he got it strung up between 2 trees across the river. Fox Outfitters includes a pair of solid steel carabiners and 5’6″ nautical-grade hang ropes (with tree-friendly rope sleeves!) in the hammock package. I e
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Basecamp Tiny House Designed and built by a couple, this house fits all of the creature comforts into 204 square feet.
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Call for Submission – Trans Siberian Pit Stops The Trans Siberian Pit Stops competition is calling for submissions for a tourist centre that can be replicated along the world famous train route The post Call for Submission – Trans Siberian Pit Stops appeared first on Architecture Lab .
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Russia developing hypersonic strategic bomber spaceplane and plans functioning prototype for 2020 Russia is developing a hypersonic strategic bomber capable of striking nuclear blows from space. The aircraft will be able to reach any part of the globe in one or two hours. Representative of the Military Academy of the Russian Strategic Missile Forces (RVSN), Colonel Alexei Solodovnikov, told RIA Novosti that the prototype of the engine of the new aircraft is to be created by 2020. “The id
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How Luka created bots based on HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ Luka is a different kind of bot company. Whereas many bot makers are stampeding toward conversational commerce, founder and CEO Eugenia Kuyda has a different idea. Above: Eugenia Kuyda, Luka.ai founder and CEO, at MobileBeat 2016 Image Credit: Michael O’Donnell for VentureBeat Speaking today at MobileBeat 2016 , Kuyda described her company’s approach to bots. “What if there are conversations that
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Marc Newson rethinks luggage design for Louis Vuitton The famed designer creates his dream luggage. Photo: Louis Vuitton Taking an idea that’s been kicking around his head for 20 years, Marc Newson designs his dream luggage for none other than Louis Vuitton. Newson focused on two main factors: Lightness and space. Weighing just over 6 lbs in its cabin size, the weight was achieved by using lightweight aluminum in the handle and a slimmed down versio
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Alton Sterling son: ‘My father was a good man’ The 15-year-old son of Alton Sterling has called for peaceful protests after his father was shot dead by Louisiana police officers last week.
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DigitalGlobe unveils next-generation imaging satellite It’s really frustrating when that super-fly Snapchat you took at 55 mph of the unreleased Tesla Model 3 you caught in the wild turns out blurry. DigitalGlobe will be able to snap that picture from 400 miles away, at 17,000 mph, with its new satellite. TechCrunch got a sneak preview of DigitalGlobe‘s, nearly billion dollar, satellite that will be able to send hella dope grams… Read More
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Zendesk’s “Automatic Answers” taps machine learning, AI to generate bot-style email responses Chat bots have ballooned in popularity in recent months, and now we’re seeing some interesting examples of how that technology, where computers interact and respond to human requests, is being used to solve other problems. Today, Zendesk is taking the wraps off “Automatic Answers”, a service for businesses to reply to emails from customers without ever having a human… Read More
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Russia developing microwave based electromagnetic pulse weapon that will be used on unmanned sixth generation hypersonic combat drones Russia will arm its sixth-generation combat drones with microwave weapons. These weapons, which disable an aircraft’s electronic equipment, already exist today “and can hit targets within a radius of tens of kilometers,” said Vladimir Mikheev, a director of state-owned Russian electronics firm KRET, in an interview with TASS. Russia is developing manned and unmanned sixth-generation aircraft, whic
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How Rosetta Stone transformed old-school loyalty into massive mobile app engagement (VB Live) VB LIVE: Find out how Rosetta Stone ditched the CDs to go from venerable language learning program to beloved mobile app powerhouse without missing a step. Register here for free. “I look at these other brands out there and I cry a little tear for them,” says TJ Hunter, senior director of consumer marketing for Rosetta Stone’s consumer division. “I don’t think they understand the power of mobile;
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Google Photos for iOS update brings new cropping tool, speed improvements Following the update to Hangouts for iOS yesterday, Google today has pushed a new update to Google Photos for iOS. The update brings the app to version 1.12.1 and includes a few useful changes and speed improvements. more… Filed under: Apple
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‘Spice’ drug mass overdose: 33 people hospitalized in NYC after smoking synthetic marijuanaOn Tuesday night, 33 people in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood were hospitalized after consuming Spice, or synthetic marijuana. Witnesses describe the scene looking like something out of a zombie movie. Read Full Article at RT.com
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$10 million in support of SENS antiaging work and several startups working on the SENS target of clearing old cells – Life extension work transition to new stage of development Michael Greve is an internet entrepeneur turned venture capitalist with a long-standing interest in aging and longevity, and yesterday he pledged $10 million in support of SENS rejuvenation research: $5 million for the science, and a further $5 million to fund startups for clinical development. This money will help speed the development of therapies that can repair the forms of cell and tissue da
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Ex-Google Engineer Launches Blockchain-Based System For Banks An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: A former Google engineer, whose speech recognition software is used in more than a billion Android smartphones, has launched a company that uses blockchain technology to build a new operating system for banks. Paul Taylor, a Cambridge University academic with an expertise in artificial intelligence, speech synthesis and machine learning, started wo
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RIBA Announces 2016 Stirling Prize Shortlist The Royal Institute of British Architects ( RIBA ) has announced six projects that will compete for the 2016 Stirling Prize , the award for the building that has made the greatest contribution to British architecture in the first year. Selected from the pool of regional winners around the country, the shortlisted buildings range from a small house in the south of England to a new college campus i
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China’s descending space module may not be out of control after all Hi, everybody: Please chill out. While some overblown headlines may lead you to believe that China’s space station module — which played host to Chinese astronauts in the past — is on an imminent, possibly dangerous crash course with Earth, that’s not the full story. SEE ALSO: To the Moon and Beyond: China’s Five-Year Plan for Space It’s true that eventually China’s Tiangong-1 — which translates
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Starz brings its streaming video service to Roku players Starz has made its cord cutter-friendly streaming service available on just about every major device imaginable , but what if you have a Roku player ? Don’t worry, you’re covered. Roku devices in the US now have a Starz channel that offers all the access you’d expect to the service’s mix of original programming (such as Outlander or Power ) and movies like Inside Out . As usual, what you pay depe
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Social experiment shows Jewish ‘terror threat’ liked, Arab reported to police, as FB fails to notice In a social experiment, a Jewish and an Arab Israeli were asked by a local TV channel to make terror threats on Facebook. While the “Arab terrorist” was summoned to police, the “Jewish” one got more than 1,200 likes. Facebook itself failed to react to suspicious posts. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Research priorities for National Institutes of Health outlined An American national initiative aimed to prioritize research in studying the prevalence and mechanisms of venous thrombosis in cancer patients.
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Tropical forests overexploited by unsustainable logging Widely hailed as a renewable natural resource, tropical timber from old-growth tropical forests is selectively logged worldwide at an unprecedented scale. A new study reveals that once prime tropical hardwoods — such as Brazilian cedars, ipe (Brazilian walnut), and rosewood — have been logged, they do not grow back to commercial levels and are at risk from disappearing altogether.
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Study links developmental, lipid handling pathways in C. elegans A previously unknown interaction between metabolic pathways in two different tissues within the C.elegans roundworm triggers a key step in maturation, scientists have discovered.
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LeBron, Carmelo, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade speak out against violence at ESPYs “Enough is enough.” NBA stars Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James opened up the 2016 ESPY Awards with a plea directed toward their fellow athletes. SEE ALSO: Baton Rouge protestor in viral photo: ‘I am a vessel’ “We cannot ignore the realities of the current state of America,” Anthony said. “The events of the past week have put a spotlight on the inj
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More evidence that male and female brains are wired differently While measuring brain activity with magnetic resonance imaging during blood pressure trials, researchers found that men and women had opposite responses in the right front of the insular cortex, a part of the brain integral to the experience of emotions, blood pressure control and self-awareness.
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Gearbest Bid Deal Discount Day You guys know what day is today??? It’s DISCOUNT DAY ! Everyone can grab your discount here! Let’s make a deal! ☞ ☞ http://goo.gl/CKOJ0i Including products from categories Watches & Jewelry, Comsumer Electronics, Phones & Accessories, Tablets PC, Home & Garden, Outdoor & Sports, Toys & Hobbies, Health & Beauty, Car Accessories, LED lights, etc.. We choose star-rated produc
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US officials covered up China hack of FDIC computers – House report The Chinese government is the likely culprit in several high-profile hacks on the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation from 2010 to 2013, and agency officials tried to cover it up, according to a new Congressional report. Read Full Article at RT.com
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ACLU sues Baton Rouge police, calls for temporary restraining order on future protests The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the Baton Rouge Police Department for excessive force, abuse and wrongful arrest during a protest over the killing of Alton Sterling. The group is also seeking restrictions on police presence at future protests. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Loss of independence after surgery for older patients associated with increased risk of hospital readmission A recent study examined loss of independence (LOI; defined as a decline in function or mobility, increased care needs at home, or discharge to a nonhome destination) among older patients after surgical procedures and the association of LOI with readmission and death after discharge. Currently, quality metrics prioritized by hospitals and medical professionals focus on discrete outcomes, such as re
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Senator pummels Mark Zuckerberg with questions about gun sales on Facebook Facebook is facing new questions over how it deals with guns on its network after reports that the Dallas police shooter previously arranged to buy an AK-47 on Facebook. Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey sent a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom Wednesday urging them to do more to prevent their platforms form being used as a marketplace for firearms. Markey’s letter
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Firefox 48 gets a new media component that’s a little ‘rusty’ What’s brand new and already a little rusty? The latest version of the Firefox browser for the desktop will have a component based on the new Mozilla-backed Rust language , said Dave Herman, a principal researcher and director of strategy at Mozilla this week . Rust is billed as an alternative to C++, and promises that programmers can be more productive and suffer less headaches regarding trouble
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Stressful trigger events associated with risk of violent crime Trigger events, including exposure to violence, were associated with increased risk of violent crime in the week following exposure among patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder and among individuals without psychiatric diagnoses who were included for comparison, report investigators at the conclusion of their study.
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Nissan Encourages Drivers Not to Be Morons With Its Autopilot Feature Nissan’s deputy general manager has some faith in the ProPilot system (Image: Shizuo Kambayashi/AP) With all the criticism recently surrounding self-driving cars , you might think it’s a strange move for Nissan to announce some news regarding its own system. Well, it is, but the company is aware. According to Reuters , the car company launched a suite of auto driving functions on Wednesday called
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Quadricycle concept offers convertible take on velomobiles With so much focus on sustainable urban transport, there are numerous vehicles that split the difference between the bicycle and the motorized vehicle. In recent years, the market of electric-assist velomobiles and quadricycles has been swelling with designs like the PodRide , mö , Velove Armadillo and ELF . There’s even an e-velomobile version of the Morgan 3 Wheeler . One of the latest addition
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How To Negotiate Your First Salary Even recent grads can have leverage. Here are several strategies that you can use to make sure you are getting what you’re worth. Summer jobs and internships can help you sharpen your interview skills, but when it comes to negotiating your first salary, there aren’t many dress rehearsals. Entry-level positions often have set pay scales, but it’s still wise to prepare yourself for the conversation
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People are more satisfied with the Apple Watch than any other smartwatch, but not by muchEven though Apple entered the smartwatch market in April 2015, the Cupertino-based company’s Apple Watch is in charge when it comes to customer satisfaction, but not by much, according to J.D. Power’s 2016 Smartwatch Device Satisfaction Report . The report measured overall satisfaction with smartwatches, based on a 1,000-point scale, among 2,696 respondents who bought a smartwatch within the last
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Dallas gunman used Facebook to buy AK-47 from private seller in 2014 The shooter responsible for killing five police officers and injuring several civilians in Dallas last week bought an assault rifle from a private seller on Facebook in 2014. Law enforcement agencies got in touch with the seller, Colton Crews, 26, after raiding Micah Johnson’s home in Mesquite, Texas, as part of their investigation. Johnson, 25, had fired at police officers from the upper levels
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Who Would Actually Fund These? Not Many People, Apparently Usually, you start off by saying that you won’t believe something. You won’t believe how much money this random thing made on Kickstarter. You won’t believe that this life changing device didn’t get funded. It draws you attention and makes you want to find out what. If I started this post that way, I’d be lying, because you 100% will believe that the devices on the infographic below failed their
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Motorcycle air horn delivers bigger sound from smaller package Four years after introducing its first ear-splitting air horn for motorcycles, Florida-based Screaming Banshee has introduced the Shockwave. The new design retains the features of the original, with adjustable dual volume action and pulsating headlight coupling, but offers a bigger sound in a smaller form factor and at a lower price. .. Continue Reading Motorcycle air horn delivers bigger sound f
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Path to higher productivity is focus, not multitasking, study finds Peek through the windows of most tech companies and you’ll likely see hordes of multitasking millennials. Conventional wisdom has been that if you hire a bunch of millennials and set them to multitasking, you can sit back and watch the smoke rise from the virtual furnace of productivity that ensues, right? Well, maybe not, according to a graphical report from Bryan College , which unequivocally s
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Number of Zika Cases Nearly Quadrupled in New York City Since May Photo: AP , Shutterstock The number of confirmed Zika virus infection cases in New York City is climbing. Today, NYC Health reports 310 confirmed cases, up from the 233 reported by the New York Times on June 6th (and up from just 78 cases documented in May.) With renewed enthusiasm, Senator Chuck Schumer is urging Congress to pass an incredibly flawed $1.9 billion emergency funding bill to combat
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Pennsylvania approves $1.3bn bailout Pennsylvania lawmakers have approved a financial bailout after a yearlong stalemate over the state’s beleaguered budget. The $1.3 billion revenue package marks the highest election-year tax increase in the state’s recent history. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Allen Brain Observatory launched The Allen Institute for Brain Science today announced the release of the Allen Brain Observatory . This is standardized survey of cellular-level activity in the mouse visual system. The goal is to empower scientists to “investigate how circuits in the behaving mouse brain coordinate to drive activity and perception, and lays a crucial foundation for understanding perception, cognition and ultimat
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E.T. Is Technically in Star Wars, So I Guess It Goes in the Star Wars Exhibit Image: Yemyself /Imgur Yes, that is an E.T. wax sculpture surrounded by weird interpretations of Star Wars characters. Yes, it’s really there . No, we don’t know why. Internet users noticed the questionable placement over at Imgur this week, wondering if anybody working at Barcelona’s Wax Museum (or the Museu de Cera ) had seen Star Wars and just why Luke Skywalker looks like Meryl Streep in scru
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Calculus I factors women out of STEM degrees It’s no secret that Calculus I is a major hurdle in the quest for a science degree. But, according to a new paper by Colorado State University researchers, the class is far more likely to discourage women than men from continuing on in their chosen field. How much more likely? One-and-a-half times. And it doesn’t take a math degree to spot that as a serious imbalance. read more
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Samsung launches cord-free Gear IconX earbuds in South Korea The wireless earbuds designed for fitness sync with Samsung’s S Health and will be available nationwide in South Korea on July 16 at 220,000 won ($192), while the US will get them in August.
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‘Headless system’: US military trains global network of foreign soldiers & police If police tactics suppressing citizens’ protests worldwide are starting to look familiar, it could be the result of an extensive global training program by the US military of foreign soldiers and police, according to an analysis of WikiLeaks documents. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Berkeley Lab scientists grow atomically thin transistors and circuits This schematic shows the chemical assembly of two-dimensional crystals. Graphene is first etched into channels and the TMDC molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) begins to nucleate around the edges and within the channel. On the edges, MoS2 slightly overlaps on top of the graphene. Finally, further growth results in MoS2 completely filling the channels. (credit: Berkeley Lab) In an advance that helps pave
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Small Groups of Satellites Are More Accurate Because of Teamwork: Study Different points of view are valuable when discussing any event or describing an object. Sure, you might have your own analysis, but somebody else is going to have seen something different. By combining all angles, a clearer picture emerges. Read more…
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Shooting victim broadcasts own attack live on Facebook – CNET Live-streamed video shows three men sitting in a car smoking and singing along with music when dozens of gunshots ring out.
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Tougher Turing Test Exposes Chatbots’ Stupidity We have a long way to go if we want virtual assistants to understand us.
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New dinosaur species discovered is the product of bad luck Scientists working in Argentina discovered a new species of dinosaur, naming it Gualicho. Meaning bad luck or a demon of local folklore, the name reflects the misfortune the scientists experienced on their trip, as well as the dinosaur’s strange body. Read Full Article at RT.com
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CIA director would resign if new president resumed waterboarding CIA director John Brennan says the next president would have to find “another director” if waterboarding is revived. The statement was presumably a response to Donald Trump, who supports the torture practice. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Senate passes long-awaited opioid bill, but GOP strips funding Congress has backed a long-disputed opioid bill aimed at battling a drug addiction epidemic that kills nearly 100 Americans daily. However, the White House says it “falls far short” as GOP senators blocked $920 million for treatment centers. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Graphic video of cops fatally shooting unarmed teen released by Fresno police Bodycam video of Fresno police fatally firing on 19-year-old Dylan Noble has been released by Police Chief Jerry Dyer, who called a press conference to clear the air around his officers’ actions. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Apple TV gains Siri + universal search for VH1, MTV, & Comedy Central content Apple has slowly been adding apps to its universal search feature since the fourth-gen Apple TV was introduced , and over the past week 3 more apps have gained support. As noted on Apple’s support page for universal search, VH1, MTV, and Comedy Central now appear in search results. more… Filed under: Apple
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Black Demands and White Fears The June 10, 1966, cover of Life magazine is a gauge of how much America has changed—and how much it hasn’t. It featured a photo of Elizabeth Taylor from her movie “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” —which it described as a “shocker” that “shatters the rules of censorship.” Today the film wouldn’t shock a fifth-grader. The other story mentioned on the cover was “
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Chinese man to serve U.S. prison term for military hacking (Reuters) – A Chinese businessman who pleaded guilty in March to conspiring to hack into the computer networks of Boeing and other major U.S. defense contractors was sentenced on Wednesday to nearly four years in prison, prosecutors said. Su Bin, 51, was charged with taking part in a years-long scheme by Chinese military officers to obtain sensitive military information. In addition to the 46-mon
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Nintendo shares up more than 50% since Pokemon Go release Shares in Japanese gaming firm Nintendo rise 16%, meaning they have increased more than 50% since the release of the hugely successful Pokemon Go game.
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Zimbabwe pastor Evan Mawarire calls for more protests A Zimbabwean pastor who was detained after organising a nationwide strike last week calls on people to keep protesting against corruption.
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A New Set of Crises for the EU Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rss Global Economy Money and Banks Taxes and Spending Money and Banking A New Set of Crises for the EU 0 Views European monetary union and free movement of peoples from impoverished East to the rich West will likely be twins in death as they were at birth. It has been a slow but steadfast journey from the Paris-Berlin accords on monetary union and EU enlargement in the
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Mercedes-Benz harnesses 3D printing for on-demand spare parts While companies like Local Motors are dabbling with the idea of a fully 3D-printed car, bigger manufacturers are embracing the technology on a smaller scale. Mercedes-Benz Trucks is harnessing the on-demand benefits of parts produced in this way, using an environmentally friendly 3D printing process to create spare parts. .. Continue Reading Mercedes-Benz harnesses 3D printing for on-demand spare
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J.Crew and New Balance Celebrate the Apollo 11 Launch with a New Shoe A collaboration six years in the making. … Read More »
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The Trading App That Can Make (and Save) You Money An interview with Robinhood app co-founder Baiju Bhatt. … Read More »
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Deals of Note: July 14, 2016 How to save on a Danish side chair, wireless headphones and a linen raglan shirt for summer. … Read More »
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Today in Gear: July 14, 2016 Hand-painted sunglasses, a gorgeous LED pendant light, a new watersport powerboat and much more. … Read More »
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San Francisco sergeant who shot homeless man transferred to reform bureau The San Francisco police sergeant involved in the fatal shooting of a knife-wielding homeless man was transferred to an internal bureau focused on reforming the agency, the department has announced. Activists are livid. Read Full Article at RT.com
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UK out of the way? Germany seeks closer military ties within EU after Brexit, boosts own army Berlin and Paris will push for closer military ties with EU member states, the German defense minister said, adding that the long-contended issue was let loose by UK’s vote to leave the bloc. It comes as Germany is looking for a new global role for its military. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Refugee family forced to flee home over racial abuse hours after settling in former ‘BNP hotbed’ Members of a Syrian refugee family, including six children, were left “shaking and crying” hours after settling into their new home in Stoke-on-Trent when a neighbor allegedly hurled racial insults at them. The insulted family reportedly said they wanted to go back to Syria. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Poise lamp by Saif Faisal slides up and down to adjust light levels The head of Saif Faisal’s Poise lamp moves freely along a wooden column, allowing the light to be intensified or diffused (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Woman Converts Van Into an Awesome Solar Powered Home When seeking a mobile home, converting a van into one makes a lot of sense. And that’s exactly what Christine On thought. She completed the entire conversion by herself and it took her 32 months, but the end result is a cozy mobile home, which is exactly how she wanted it. She used a 2004 Chevy Express passenger van for the project, and went into it with no construction, plumbing or woodworking e
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‘Three centuries’ to catalogue all Amazon tree species So many tree species are present in the Amazon basin that it would take 300 years to catalogue them all, scientists say.
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Researchers discover the hidden impact of solar panel shade A group of environmental scientists and ecologists researching the impact of solar arrays on the environment have released a new study they believe will lead to smarter farming and land use around these alternative energy sources. According to the paper published in the journal Environmental Research Letters , the microclimate around the bank of photovoltaic panels studied near Swindon in the UK
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Darwin award? Number of stupid selfie-related deaths higher than ever This week a Florida woman fell about 400 feet to her death while attempting to take a scenic selfie at the Grand Canyon – pushing the reported number of selfie-related deaths in 2016 to 29, the same number of selfie deaths recorded for all of 2015. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Surprising New Uses for Mushrooms, From Houses to Packaging New research is pointing the way to valuable uses for the versatile natural material.
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The Ocean Could Be the New Gold Rush As the future of seafloor mining is debated this week, here are five things you need to know about the risks and rewards of extracting precious metals and minerals from the ocean.
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New Spider With Horned Fangs Found in Dinosaur-Era Amber The recently discovered species hails from the Late Cretaceous period and is notable for its bizarre body forms.
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Surviving in Darayya: ‘We don’t have homes anymore’ The BBC meets families surviving daily shelling in the rebel-held city of Darayya, near Damascus.
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Galaxy Note 7 leaked photos show off its curves Just a few hours ago we heard word from Korean media about how the Galaxy Note 7 could possibly be even thinner than ever before, thanks to a new display technology that Samsung has been working on. And now we’re actually seeing pictures of what the Galaxy Note 7 is going to be, if the source is credible, of course. … Continue reading
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Obesity ‘puts men at greater risk of early death’ Being overweight or obese raises the chance of dying early – particularly for men, the largest ever study on obesity and death suggests.
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Obama: US must bridge divide between police and public President Barack Obama says the US is “not even close” to where it needs to be in bridging the divide between police and the communities they serve.
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South Koreans rush to remote town on North Korean border to play ‘Pokémon Go’ It’s official: Pokémon Go fever is at an all time high. The game which launched in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand earlier this month, has yet to reach the rest of the globe and everyone’s losing their patience. The lack of Pokémon Go has seen people resort to all sorts of methods to get their hands on the game, including purchasing Australian and U.S. App Store accounts on Taobao in China. S
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Cuban Economy Minister Marino Murillo is sacked Cuban Economy Minister Marino Murillo is removed from his post following President Raul Castro’s warning last week of continuing economic uncertainty.
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Spiderweb as big as a picnic table will haunt your dreams Adding to the ever expanding list of instances when Australian fauna has acted downright unfriendly, a couple has stumbled across a blanket of spider webs enveloping an entire park. While the rest of Victoria is experiencing snow fall, the rural town of Yinnar has been covered in a different type of white substance. SEE ALSO: Man tries civil approach to getting spiders out of his basement Leslie
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fox johnston elevates house in sydney overlooking balmoral beach with the aim of fostering an environment which feels natural and neutral, the form of the structure follows the contours of the land. The post fox johnston elevates house in sydney overlooking balmoral beach appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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New Balance Celebrates the Apollo 11 Anniversary With a Limited Edition 997 The 997 Moonshot takes the sneaker into Lunar Orbit. Photo: J.Crew New Balance and J.Crew take it up a notch with their newest release: the 997 Moonshot. The lunar-inspired sneaker celebrates one of the biggest milestones in human history, the anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. The sneakers will be sealed up in collectible packaging to resemble astronaut rations and will be available at select
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Catseye Bay designs multi-use furniture for renovated Sydney studio flat Bespoke joinery creates furniture, partitions and storage solutions for this Sydney studio apartment renovated by local design firm Catseye Bay (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Training system for wheelchair racers simulates real-world courses With the Paralympics coming up in September, athletes the world over are training hard right now. Engineers at BAE Systems have come up with an indoor, computerized training system that will allow professional wheelchair racers to speed along without moving an inch. .. Continue Reading Training system for wheelchair racers simulates real-world courses Category: Sports Tags: Wheelchairs BAE System
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Acer R11, 2015 Chromebook Pixel now getting Google Play update Last month, Google rolled out version 53 of Chrome OS in its developer channel that signaled the start of the promised Android app support for Chromebooks. Back then, the ASUS Chromebook Flip was the sole beneficiary of that update, just one of three promised Chromebooks to get support. Now it seems that the other two are finally getting their day. … Continue reading
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Obama hosts meeting with police, activists in wake of shootings President Barack Obama on Wednesday hosted a meeting focused on how to bridge the divide between police officers and the black and Hispanic communities after a series of high-profile police killings sparked fresh protests throughout the country.
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Regenerating connections between eye and brain restores vision in mice Medical researchers have been able to restore partial vision in mice by regenerating previously severed optic-nerve cables. It’s the first time researchers have succeeded in restoring important aspects of vision in mammals, and the breakthrough could lead to future work that restores sight in the blind. .. Continue Reading Regenerating connections between eye and brain restores vision in mice Cat
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Income inequality leads millennials to start families before marriage Rising income inequality, and the resulting scarcity of certain types of jobs, is a key reason young Americans are having babies before getting married.
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Experts: Use of robot to kill suspect opens door for others Police in Dallas were the first in the nation to use a robot to deliver and detonate a bomb to kill a suspect, but other law enforcement agencies are willing and able to follow suit, including some that even have trained for the day when they’d have to do so.
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Utah votes to let authorities disable drones near wildfires Utah authorities likely will be among the first in the nation to be allowed to disable and crash drones for flying too close to wildfires after lawmakers approved legislation.
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Rough & Tumble Shirt Jackets I’m sorry, but there is no other clothing item as dope as the shacket, in both naming convention and aesthetic. Jorts? Ew. Jeggings? No, thank you. But shackets? It just has a ring to it, you know? And that ring has never sounded sweeter than when coming from the Shirt Jackets from Engineered Garments founder… The post Rough & Tumble Shirt Jackets appeared first on Well Spent. .
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France to end military operations in CAR in October President Francois Hollande announced on Wednesday that France would end its military mission in the Central African Republic in October.
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Brickbat: Preemptive Strike The Fort Des Moines Church of Christ is suing the Iowa Civil Rights Commission to keep it from censoring church teaching on sexuality and forcing churches to open their bathrooms and showers to members of the opposite sex. The commission hasn’t actually brought any such cases, but church officials say they are concerned about an official commission publication which indicates that religious exemp
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Chic Design Ideas for a Grey Kitchen While light grey is a popular color for the kitchen, especially when juxtaposed with white marble and bistro-style accessories, today we’re focusing on the smoky side of grey chic. In fact, grey couldn’t be more on trend in today’s design world, especially since it comes to life when embellished with metal accents. Brass, copper and other warm-toned decor truly shine against a rich grey backdrop.
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How color choices impact the feel of your interior design Colors are inextricably entwined with moods, whether it’s because of learned association or evolutionary adaptation. Whereas red—the color commonly associated with stop signs and fire trucks—are linked with excitement or danger, blue is often considered a calming color conducive to creativity. Blue-colored lights have even been installed in public spaces around the world to prevent crime and reduc
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See like a solar system Robert P Crease discusses what the science of the solar system teaches us about perception
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Images of Apple’s first Lightning-based EarPods have been leaked While we don’t have an official confirmation, numerous reports over the last few months have claimed that Apple will be ditching the 3.5mm audio jack in favor of a Lightning port for the next iPhone. NowhereElse published the latest such report on Wednesday, which actually came with pictures of what’s alleged to be the iPhone EarPods that’ll come with the next iPhone. The alleged EarPods look exa
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Researcher uses mobile phone data to predict illiteracy Many non-profit orgs send out teams to teach people how to read and write, but a lot of them have very limited resources, as well. One Norwegian researcher, however, might have found a way to pinpoint places that are most in need of the organizations’ help using people’s mobile data . Pål Sundsøy used info from a phone company’s survey of 76,000 mobile phone users in an unnamed developing country
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Pokémon Go keeps shattering records as it goes neck and neck with Snapchat A week after its initial release, the hype around Pokémon Go is still growing. The latest research by SurveyMonkey claims the app has already become the biggest mobile game in US history when it comes to daily active users, breezing through competitors like Slither.io and Candy Crush. Considering that Pokémon Go accumulated twice as many installs as popular dating app Tinder just one day after la
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Kinect Adapter for Xbox One S, Windows 10 now on pre-order In just a month or so, Microsoft will be launching a new console. No, it’s not the Project Scorpio, of course. Well, half a new console, probably. The Xbox One S is scheduled to go out to the public in August, and as if to confirm that schedule, the Xbox Kinect Adapter for the smaller box can now be pre-ordered … Continue reading
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Video: Where is France’s military deployed around the world? As France celebrates Bastille Day with its annual military parade in Paris, FRANCE 24 takes a look at the country’s military presence across the globe.
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This Cool Website Will Teach You Hundreds of Google Search Tips You type something in and Google spits back some results in just a few seconds. It’s that simple. But if you want to get creative, you can do a lot of stuff with Google’s search engine. You just need to know some tricks! This cool website called SearchyApp features an insane amount of tips that’ll help you make the most of Google . What makes this site so cool is that the tips are divided into se
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Sunydeal Articulating Arm TV Wall Mount Bracket for 30-60in TVs $31.99 Sunydeal Articulating Arm TV Wall Mount Bracket for 30-60in TVs $31.99
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Springer Nature and Tsinghua University Press present the Third Nano Research AwardPeidong Yang honored for his outstanding contributions to nanowire-related science and technology in the field of artificial photosynthesis Peidong Yang has received the third Tsinghua University…
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Development of Carbon-Nanotube Mirrors Underway Engineers and Scientists at NASA are creating a lightweight telescope to conduct investigations for CubeSat. The unique feature of this telescope is a carbon nanotube mirror embedded in epoxy resin,…
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NBA stars call for social change at ESPY Awards LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade addressed gun violence at the ESPY Awards.
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oscillating skyline proposes to aid mental therapy the project questions the perspective that one perceive mental illness: is it related more to the individual, or is it the environment? would we go as far as modifying the skyline for the sake of mental wellbeing? The post oscillating skyline proposes to aid mental therapy appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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‘If NATO encroaches on nuclear Russia, it will be punished’ Russia has zero trust in NATO and believes that the alliance is preparing to go to war against it, a leading Russian foreign policy expert told ‘Spiegel’, while warning that, if it comes to a new big conflict, Moscow won’t fight it on its own soil. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘May God help him’ – Turkey’s PM on Johnson Turkey’s prime minster said he hopes Mr Johnson tries to make it up to Turkey in an interview earlier this week.
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Guided by stars Singapore, considered by many a foodie’s paradise, will soon have its own official Michelin guide – but not everyone is excited.
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‘No justice’ in eastern Ukraine – UN Very few people have been brought to account for killings in eastern Ukraine and some cases could amount to war crimes, the UN says.
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Iran’s nuclear deal a year on Iran and six world powers reached a landmark nuclear agreement one year ago today, and as a result the country has witnessed far-reaching changes.
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Oil traders may be the last people to realize they don’t need Yahoo Yahoo’s instant messaging service has been used by oil traders to issue orders and chat about commodities for years. While IT departments have often struggled managing access to what is effectively a consumer messaging platform, banks have continued to use the service. That’s about to change in August. The Financial Times reports that Yahoo is changing its Messenger service to prohibit chat monit
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Apple TV universal search gains Comedy Central, MTV, and VH1 capability Apple is working on fleshing out its universal search capability and has announced that search now covers content from three new networks. Users of the fourth generation Apple TV can now search for shows from Comedy Central, MTV, and VH1 that is hosted on their apps. Apple says that the new capability is immediately available for all fourth generation Apple … Continue reading
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#23WAYS: Stars Speak Out Against US Black Killings This powerful video is a must watch.
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Cavity-Enhanced Raman-Scattering Offers Information on Properties and Structure of Carbon Nanotubes Carbon nanotubes attract a lot of interest in diverse fields such as nanomechanics, photonics, electronics, and quantum optics, as they can be manufactured in a number of properties and shapes, and…
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US to offer Russia ‘synchronized airstrikes on ISIS, guided from joint HQ’ – media The US reportedly seeks to create a joint HQ with Russia to share intelligence and conduct “synchronized” strikes on Islamists in Syria. The plan, if approved, would see unusually deep military-to-military ties for the two nations amid uneasy relations. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Assad: No talks with Russia about leaving power Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad says Russia has never talked to him about leaving power as part of any deal to end the conflict in his country.
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Peshawar school massacre leader ‘killed in US air strike’ A militant who masterminded a deadly attack on a school in Peshawar, that killed 150 people, has died in a US-led air strike, officials say.
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6 assumptions that will kill your mobile app design User interactions have evolved so rapidly during the last few years that designers can barely keep up—making it tempting to use interaction design techniques from other media (or even legacy app design) when we build mobile applications. In reality, it’s important to remember that our interaction patterns and interaction design need to change when the medium changes. The first step toward this ki
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HENSE paints colossal prismatic passageway at perth’s curtin university conscious of the supporting architecture, the mural dramatically transforms the existing landscape, turning the building into an epically-scaled color canvas. The post HENSE paints colossal prismatic passageway at perth’s curtin university appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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Researchers characterise the materials used to build the Punta Begona Galleries University of the Basque Country researchers have identified the materials used to build the Punta Begoña Galleries (Getxo, Bizkaia), one of the most significant, early 20th century buildings in the province of Bizkaia and the Basque Country, and which is now in a state of deterioration. In addition to characterising the materials, the researchers also analyzed the specific deterioration problems
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Surface composition determines temperature, habitability of a planet KU Leuven astronomers have shown that the interaction between the surface and the atmosphere of an exoplanet has major consequences for the temperature on the planet. This temperature, in turn, is a crucial element in the quest for habitable planets outside the solar system.
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Five visible planets in alignment this August This August, stargazers will have a rare opportunity to see five visible planets in the night sky at the same time with the naked eye.
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Scientists find that sunspots rise to the surface much more slowly than predicted Solar active regions consist of strongly magnetic sunspots and surrounding regions of more diffuse magnetic field. These regions are the origin of solar activity which controls space weather and causes beautiful phenomena such as aurora but in some cases also damage to satellites or power grids. Solar active regions are thought to be the result of magnetic flux concentrations – bundles of magnetic
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Super-massive and supersonic black hole studied with the Sardinia Radio Telescope Using the brand-new Sardinia Radio Telescope (SRT), a giant parabolic dish of 64 meters diameter, a team of astronomers from the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF) and the University of Cagliari have produced a detailed image of a super-massive black hole proceeding at high speed towards the core of the distant cluster of galaxies designed as 3C 129. The results are going to be pub
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SwagBot all-terrain robot is meant for rural life Uncle Owen in Star Wars had a bunch of robots that helped him mind the moisture farm and it looks like the future here on Earth might have robots to help farmers as well. That is if Professor Salah Sukkarieh from Sydney University has anything to say about it. Sukkarieh is the project lead for agriculture robotics at the Australian … Continue reading
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Sky will begin 4K broadcasts on August 13th When Sky launched its new Q service , blurring the lines between live TV and on-demand content, it also laid the groundwork to make the leap to 4K. However, while the top-end Sky Q Silver box has supported Ultra HD output from the get-go, we’ve only been given pretty vague assurances customers would be able to make full use of the hardware sometime this year. Turns out they won’t have to wait muc
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Everybody on Outlook.com will soon get Office 365 features for free It seems like ages ago that Microsoft began rolling out the overhauled version of Outlook.com across the webmail service’s user base – indeed, it’s been almost half a year – and many folks still haven’t seen any sign of the upgrade. Which has led to some sarcastic comments from some to the effect that they won’t get the new interface until 2017 – prompting a response from the official Outlook acc
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This Is The Most Likely Reason Why You Feel Successful But Still Aren’t Happy Most of our successes fall into one of three categories, and we can rarely have all of them at once. “How can I succeed?” Read Full Story
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Four Ways You’re Messing Up Your Salary Negotiations Early In Your Career Yes, even entry-level salaries are negotiable if you know the right moves to make, and what to avoid. You just got the call you’ve been waiting for. After several rounds of interviews for a job you really want, it’s finally time to get down to discussing the offer. Read Full Story
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Putin regrets repeated refusal of US to cooperate with Russia in Syria As John Kerry heads to Moscow, the Kremlin is refusing to comment on reports that Washington may offer to set up a joint HQ to synchronize airstrikes in Syria. Moscow stressed, however, that Vladimir Putin has repeatedly proposed this, but to no effect. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Rosatom to work in Crimea despite risk of Western sanctions Russia’s nuclear corporation has announced its business interests on the Crimean peninsula, Kommersant daily reports. Until now, Rosatom has managed to avoid Western sanctions, but the risks have escalated, lawyers say. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Boris Johnson in charge of MI6’: Internet baffled by choice of new UK foreign sec New British Prime Minister Theresa May has been slammed online for her decision to appoint former London Mayor and Leave campaigner Boris Johnson as foreign secretary. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Italy rail crash: Andria station master ‘let crash train go’ An Italian station master admits he allowed a train to go on a single track, shortly before a deadly collision with an oncoming train, reports say.
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Europe’s workhorse Sentinel ready for action Getting the bigger picture on the health of our planet drew another step closer today as Europe’s Sentinel-3A satellite was handed over to Eumetsat for operations.
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Engineer creates new technique for testing nanomaterials A University of California, Irvine engineer has invented a method for analyzing nanowires at temperatures approaching 800 degrees Fahrenheit in first-ever experiments, showing the valuable role the materials could play in converting excess heat from machines and electronics into useable electricity.
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The new UK driving test will use a sat nav Over the years, the standard UK driving test hasn’t changed all that much. Since 1996, learners have had to prove their road-worthiness by completing a set of multiple-choice questions and demonstrating decent hazard perception, but it’s always been about proving you’re a safe driver. In its biggest shake-up since the introduction of the theory test, the government will require new drivers to dem
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Smart furniture for ultra compact apartments A collaboration between a Swiss designer and MIT’s Media Lab promises smart furniture for ultra compact apartments. The post Smart furniture for ultra compact apartments appeared first on Popular Mechanics .
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Cher slams Boris Johnson in 2 angry, emoji-packed tweets LONDON — When it comes to social media, you don’t want to get on the wrong side of Cher. The American singer has been particularly active on Twitter recently, tweeting her thoughts on the ever-shifting, completely-all-over-the-place UK political scene. SEE ALSO: 7 times the new UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has insulted other countries On Wednesday night, after former London Mayor and Brexit
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Ginko – 93 multi-family housing units This project involves building 93 multi-family and mid-range housing units in the Berges du Lac-Ginko development area, which forms part of the urban renovation scheme for the north of Bordeaux. Widely referred to as Ginko, this new district sets out to redefine the components of urban life: the
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Galaxy Note 7 iris scanner “confirmed” in leaked photos With Samsung’s next phablet so close to being revealed, naturally the leaks are piling up. We’ve recently heard about the Galaxy Note 7’s possibly thin display and touch sensor combo and have even seen what is allegedly the smartphone itself, complete with curved edges. Now, for a treat, we’re seeing yet another aspect of the device, complete with “proof” that … Continue reading
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Acer Chromebook 14 review: You can brag a little about this laptop’s luxury details Acer’s Chromebook 14 is the Chromebook you buy when you want something better than the typical, $200-ish browser laptop, but you’re not quite flush enough to afford the swankier Dell Chromebook 13 or the upcoming HP Chromebook 13 . For a midrange price ( $299 on Amazon ), the Acer Chromebook 14 gives you an all-aluminum chassis and a very nice display, even if its performance and other attributes
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Sharp Aquos N7000 review: A 55-inch 4K UHD TV with good audio and HDR-10 (well, sort of)If you’re looking for an affordable 4K UHD TV with the latest connectivity and better-than-average sound, Sharp’s $800 55-inch class Aquos N7000 should be on your short list. The N7000 is even “HDR-enabled” ( High Dynamic Range ), meaning it can play HDR10 content, although it doesn’t possess the display chops to take full advantage of that feature. Sharp Though I rarely talk about such things, t
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4 tools that will make your sloppy emails seem smart It’s expected that we take care with most business writing, but we tend to fire off emails from the hip. Look no further than your own inbox for proof. It’s likely rife with rambling dispatches, egregious spelling errors, typos, and inappropriate emoticons. Subjecting a friend to these bad habits is one thing; making a bad impression on your boss or a client is another. Fortunately, there are a n
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IBM and AT&T cozy up to IoT developers Big partnerships in the Internet of Things are coming thick and fast. A deal between IBM and AT&T to help developers turn IoT ideas into reality is just the latest tie-up involving major enterprise vendors in this field. The partnership will combine AT&T’s connectivity with IBM’s Watson and Bluemix analytics platforms. Through APIs (application programming interfaces) and development envi
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Bill Maher’s convention specials are heading to YouTube for live-streaming Real Time with Bill Maher is heading to the Republican and Democratic national conventions for two live half-hour specials each. Better still, you won’t have to be an HBO subscriber to watch. The premium network announced today that viewers will be able to live-stream them via the Real Time YouTube channel. Plus, they’ll be posted to Maher’s Facebook page the day after they air on HBO. The first
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Amazon Prime Day’s record sales pretty much guaranteed Prime Day 2017 Prime Day 2015’s unbridled success cast some doubt as to whether Prime Day could live up to the original. Fortunately for Amazon, not only did the company’s self-created “holiday” surpass expectations, but it was its biggest sales day ever and pretty much confirmed Prime Day’s continuation. Amazon did not say how many people signed up for its Prime service, which nets customers free two-day shipp
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You can now choose a photo for your keyboard thanks to Google Keyboard 5.1 Boring old gray keyboards are so lame. Google, however, knows this, and is rolling out a new version of the Google Keyboard for Android that comes with a much better theme selector. The new keyboard was originally shown off as part of Android N, however it seems as though the keyboard itself is rolling out ahead of the Android N release. As with many of Google’s app rollouts, the new keyboard is
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pixel vision is a handmade pocket-sized portable game console rendered in solid walnut by love hultén built around a system that emulates classic 8-bit portable gaming designs, the wooden console allows you to store over 10,000 games. The post pixel vision is a handmade pocket-sized portable game console rendered in solid walnut by love hultén appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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Magazine Lovers! Get a Free Amazon Fire Tablet Right Now Amazon has been on a roll lately, especially with its most recent tablet release: the Amazon Fire Tablet which comes with a 7-inch IPS display, 8 GB or 16 GB of space, Wi-Fi connectivity, and up to seven hours of battery life. If you’ve been thinking of getting one, you may want to consider this special offer from Texture. Texture is like Netflix for magazines. For just $15 per month, you get unl
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What The 1976 GOP Primary Tells Us About 2016’s Political journalists dream of a contested convention every presidential election. This year, it really seemed possible that Republicans would go into their convention without a nominee. Alas, it was not to be. In 1976, though, it actually happened . Republican President Gerald Ford, who ascended to the presidency after Richard Nixon resigned, faced a primary challenge from Ronald Reagan. What en
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How Reagan Lost The Nomination But Won The Republican Party Once upon a time, the Republican Party was tearing itself apart. It was 1976, and Ronald Reagan was mounting a conservative challenge to the “accidental president,” Gerald Ford, for the GOP nomination. After a hard-fought primary and a convention fight, Reagan lost the nomination. But he won the Republican Party. And it was all sorted out at that year’s Republican National Convention. In “The Con
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Boris’ undiplomacy Boris Johnson’s appointment as British foreign secretary has been treated with shock around the world – not least because he has been less than diplomatic about other countries and their leaders before.
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Hungary shuts down nuclear plant reactor due to equipment malfunction Hungary has shut down a reactor at the Paks nuclear plant due to a malfunction in control equipment, according to national news agency MTI. Read Full Article at RT.com
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What Do Machines Hear When They Listen to Music? The hot new trend in self-learning algorithms—a technology that’s embedded in our phones, our social networks, and more—is trying to figure out how the hell it works . The thing is that the algorithms known as neural networks are essentially black boxes. We’ve developed the high-level concepts that govern them and designed the networks themselves, but picking apart decisions that they make on the
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A surge of Pokemon Go-related apps is out to steal your data Privacy fears about the Pokemon Go app have been largely addressed, but dozens of other apps that piggy back on the popular game have raised further concerns. Since the game launched last week, a swarm of unofficial apps has emerged and is trying to capitalize on the title’s success. And many are hungry for your personal data. These unofficial apps have been offering cheats, tips and even songs f
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Is offshore wind energy about to take off in the US? Both New York and Massachusetts are making moves that may finally see serious offshore wind capacity installed on the East Coast.
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ZEEQ Smart Pillow will stream music and monitor your sleep It seems like everything is getting smart today from watches to phones and now even our pillows. A new pillow has turned up on Kickstarter called the ZEEQ Smart Pillow and it has the ability to do all sorts of things while you are sleeping. Before you doze off the pillow can play your favorite music to lull you to … Continue reading
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From Raqqa to Norway: One Syrian refugee’s search for a new home When the bus of 105 refugees first arrived in Ål, Norway, no one would eat. The meat wasn’t halal, and the volunteers who staffed the emergency asylum housing didn’t seem to understand Islamic dietary restrictions. For four days, everyone subsisted on bread and tea. But Magd Ahmad had an idea. Magd’s Quran on his night stand. He went to his room and leafed through the pocket-sized Quran he keeps
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Think there’s a shortage of qualified women for boards? You’re wrong – CNET The talent is out there for directors, but CEOs don’t always know where to find it. One organization wants to do something about that.
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New leak reveals a deca-core processor for the Meizu MX6 smartphone Meizu is set to launch its MX6 smartphone on July 19, but a new leak has given us an advanced look at the phone’s specs. The MX6 was recently spotted on Geekbench , showing that the phone will have 4GB of RAM and a MediaTek deca-core (yes, that’s 10 cores) 1.39GHz Helio X20 processor. These specs were actually previously leaked on AnTuTu, so while nothing is certain until the phone is actually re
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Does the Immune System Have a Role in Battling Autism? New study finds mice may need infection-fighting molecules to socialize — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Collage House Living in Mumbai, India it is impossible to ignore the informal settlements in the city, and if looked at closely there are many lessons to be learnt in frugality, adaptability, multi-tasking, resourcefulness and ingenuity. A visual language emerges that is of the found object, ad-hoc, eclectic, patched and collaged.
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Brush control no help for water supplies, lake sedimentation Brush control has many benefits, including restoration of wildlife habitat and potentially improved livestock grazing, but water supply enhancement should not necessarily be considered one of them.
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How Pokemon Go is helping road safety researchers Pokemon Go is giving a glimpse of how gaming can keep drivers safer behind the wheel, according to QUT’s Dr Ronald Schroeter.
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Edit and share raw files on the go with your iPhone Adobe has announced version 2.4 of Lightroom for iOS, with a couple of major improvements. The most notable of these is a new raw technology preview, allowing you to share your best quality image on the go rather than either having to make do with an average JPEG or waiting until you get home. With the updated app you can import your raw files from your camera on the go to your iPhone or iPad, ed
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Star Trek Bedding Set Star Trek Bedding Set – Make it zzzzzo
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Russia lifts customs duty on electric cars The Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) has approved tax-free imports of vehicles equipped with electric engines. This will make buying an electric car in Russia about 15 percent cheaper. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Self-driving ‘drone’ trucks trialed by British army to supply frontlines Unmanned military trucks will be trialed by the UK military as early as 2017 with the aim of resupplying troops engaged in operations without risking drivers. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Labour donor to launch legal challenge against Corbyn leadership ballot A high-profile Labour donor is taking the party to court over its decision to give Jeremy Corbyn an automatic place on the leadership ballot. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Flabbergasted Labour MP learns of Boris Johnson’s new job during speech mocking him (VIDEO) Bad timing has plagued Labour MP Angela Eagle during recent press conferences – first the news of her leadership bid was hijacked by David Cameron’s resignation and now Boris Johnson’s new government position has her completely flummoxed. Read Full Article at RT.com
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This Startup Thinks It Can Do For News What Audible Did for Books When Mark DiPaola enjoyed a five-minute commute to his past job helping run tech-advertising firm Vantage Media in L.A., he was all smiles. But when those smiles turned to extra miles due to an office relocation, his commute suddenly stretched to 45 minutes each way. “I wanted to recapture that time,” DiPaola, the company’s founder and CEO, recalled in an interview. “But rather than listening to
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Modeling predicts which counties could store more carbon in soil by growing bioenergy crops To help stakeholders in government and business make smart decisions about the best types of land and local climates for planting bioenergy crops, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Argonne National Laboratory are using computational modeling to predict which counties could see increases in soil organic carbon from cultivation of crops like switchgrass for biofuels. Increasing
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An innovative technique for monitoring submarine faults To monitor a segment of the North Anatolian seismic fault near Istanbul, an international team of researchers, in particular from CNRS and Université de Bretagne Occidentale, has installed a network of transponders on the floor of the Sea of Marmara. The aim is to measure motion of the sea floor on either side of this segment. The data collected during the first six months reveals that the fault i
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SnappyScreen Machine Can Automatically Apply Sunscreen To You Summertime is upon us and with it comes one of our top pet peeves: putting on sunscreen. Not only is the process of putting on sunscreen time … Read More
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$99 Superbook Turns Your Smartphone Into A Laptop Remember the Motorola Atrix ? It was an incredibly forward-thinking phone which came out a couple of years ago and which promised to bridge the gap between … Read More
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Air Hammock Is A Chair You Can Deploy Anywhere Not into summer concerts? Is going to the beach just “meh” to you? The season doesn’t have to be for music and beach lovers — although both … Read More
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The Gravity Defying Watch: Zenith’s Zero-G is Built for the Most Intense of Situations Think watches all look the same? You haven’t seen the new Zenith Defy Xtreme Zero-G Tourbillon watch . This new, forward-thinking timepiece incorporates a tourbillon carriage and … Read More
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FAA compromise bill drops key drone privacy provisions A Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill that was passed by the Senate on Wednesday excludes key privacy provisions, including a requirement that commercial and government users of drones disclose whether they collect personally identifiable information. The bill, which is a compromise short-term extension to ensure continued funding at current levels to the FAA, next goes to Presid
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Hillary Clinton Never Changes and Always Skates (New at Reason) Hillary Clinton will not be prosecuted over indiscretions (or anything else) related to her “extremely careless” use of a private email server to conduct government business while serving as secretary of state. But the Democratic nominee is not out of the legal woods yet. In a new column, Andrew Napolitano writes that “Clinton’s persistent problems with personal honesty” have
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Migrant Crisis: Hungary rejects claims of ‘excessive force’ The Hungarian government has rejected accusations by the UN refugee agency of using excessive force to expel migrants, as James Reynolds reports.
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How to run apps that are not from the App Store in macOS Sierra One of the major changes in macOS Sierra isn’t an obvious one, and you may not encounter it until you try to install an app that you didn’t buy from the App Store. In the Sierra Public Beta, Apple has changed the settings for running downloaded apps. If you really need to run that app and can’t figure out how, it can be frustrating. The settings are found in the General tab of the Security &
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Changing colours of light In a phenomenon known as mechanochromism, certain solid and liquid crystalline materials change their photoluminescence properties upon mechanical stimulation, such as grinding, ball-milling …
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Microsoft launches data science degree to plug the skills gap, more courses could followMicrosoft has unveiled a new degree program as it looks to address the “significant skills gap” that exists in the field of data science. Announced at its Worldwide Partner Conference yesterday, the Microsoft Professional Degree (MPD) program is touted as “the first program of its kind to offer employer-endorsed, university-caliber curriculum for professionals at any stage of their career.” The c
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he wei adds lightweight, translucent, removable structures to chinese hostel soft LED sources were placed along the wooden framework, highlighting the natural materials and adding an artistic expression. The post he wei adds lightweight, translucent, removable structures to chinese hostel appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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alcatel’s ‘IDOL 4S’ reinvents the affordable mobile package with integrated virtual realitymaintaining the familiar lightweight design and sleek look that has been the heritage of the ‘IDOL’ line, the phone showcases the evolution of the brand’s communication technology. The post alcatel’s ‘IDOL 4S’ reinvents the affordable mobile package with integrated virtual reality appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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kengo kuma creates a pleated aluminum mesh façade for shanghai office tower a woven lace has been created for the envelope of this vast office block, where this pleated theme has also been continued inside on the walls and ceiling. The post kengo kuma creates a pleated aluminum mesh façade for shanghai office tower appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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Dewalt 10in Jobsite Table Saw with 32.5in Rip Capacity & Rolling Stand $499 Dewalt 10in Jobsite Table Saw with 32.5in Rip Capacity & Rolling Stand $499
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Ask Sweethome: How Can I Prevent Discoloration in Sheets? How can I prevent discoloration in sheets? Q: Anyone have tips on preventing discoloration? I got the L.L.Bean sheets in the sand color recently. By the time my partner and I used them once, the pillowcases were really discolored. Looks like sweat stains or possibly bleaching from benzoyl peroxide. Only on the pillowcases, too. Nice fabric but they look terrible now. Is this normal? Maybe I shoul
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Which is more wholesome—wild or farmed fish? Choosing between wild and farmed fish is often a dilemma for consumers. Wild-captured fish cost twice as much as their farmed counterparts; a difference that many believe is justified by their better taste and nutritional properties.
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Computer simulation renders transient chemical structures visible Chemists at the University of Basel have succeeded in using computer simulations to elucidate transient structures in proteins. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, the researchers set out how computer simulations of details at the atomic level can be used to understand proteins’ modes of action.
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Whatever’s in Synthetic Marijuana, It’s the Opposite of Chill Synthetic marijuana, or K2, isn’t really marijuana at all. The post Whatever’s in Synthetic Marijuana, It’s the Opposite of Chill appeared first on WIRED .
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Fear Not, Indie Musicians. The Web Can Still Bring Unexpected Victories For musicians trying to make it, the Internet can be unforgiving. Just don’t quit—you never know who’s listening. The post Fear Not, Indie Musicians. The Web Can Still Bring Unexpected Victories appeared first on WIRED .
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Clever Tool Shields Your Car From Hacks by Watching Its Internal Clocks A new prototype gadget uses the technique of fingerprinting computers based on their “clock skew” to detect vehicle hacking. The post Clever Tool Shields Your Car From Hacks by Watching Its Internal Clocks appeared first on WIRED .
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The YouTubers Pushing India’s Millennials to Talk About Tough Issues (Penises, for Instance)In a country where both mobile internet access and video is growing at an enormous rate, some companies see an opportunity to help young people The post The YouTubers Pushing India’s Millennials to Talk About Tough Issues (Penises, for Instance) appeared first on WIRED .
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The Magical Underwater World You’ve Never Seen—And Never Will It took over 1,000 shots to create this elaborate waterscape. The post The Magical Underwater World You’ve Never Seen—And Never Will appeared first on WIRED .
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Cape Watch: A Matt Damon Batman Movie? Uh, Yes Please He might currently be returning to his role as Jason Bourne, but Matt Damon isn’t opposed to the idea of joining a Caped Crusader flick. The post Cape Watch: A Matt Damon Batman Movie? Uh, Yes Please appeared first on WIRED .
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Clinton Has a Team of Silicon Valley Stars. Trump Has Twitter Hillary Clinton has amassed the most potent tech team in the history of presidential politics. But Twitter seems to work just fine for Trump. The post Clinton Has a Team of Silicon Valley Stars. Trump Has Twitter appeared first on WIRED .
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Blazing 5G Wireless Is Coming! But Don’t Buy a New Phone Yet The FCC is likely to vote today to open up a vast swath of wireless spectrum for the next generation of high-speed data. But real 5G is still years away. The post Blazing 5G Wireless Is Coming! But Don’t Buy a New Phone Yet appeared first on WIRED .
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Latest leaks depict iPhone 7 in Silver, Space Gray, Gold and Rose Gold with new style for camera bulge [Update] We have a pretty clear idea about what to expect for the iPhone 7 at this point. One rumor that has been floated a few times is the addition of a fifth color, matching the dark Space Black appearance of Apple Watch. There doesn’t seem to be a consensus yet on whether this new color will come to fruition. However, a new image from MacityNet sadly refutes this possibility, suggesting that the iPhon
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Shadows and Illusions The way we detect shape and depth from shading reveals some primeval rules that govern how we see the world — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Verizon Will Add $20 to the Last Unlimited Data Customers On August 21st For nearly a year, Verizon has been slowly adding $20 to the plan price for the stragglers who still have unlimited data. Starting August 21st, Verizon’s coming for the last of them with “Phase 3″ of their rollout. http://lifehacker.com/verizon-will-a… As pointed out by Android fan site Droid-Life, Verizon’s price increase for unlimited customers has been happening gradually . This new Phase
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How to collaborate on Notes in iOS 10 Apple didn’t devote much time to Notes during the iOS 10 reveal at the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote in June, which wasn’t that surprising. Notes got a huge overhaul in iOS 9 and is better than ever. But one line in the keynote stopped us in our tracks: Collaboration is finally coming to Notes. One reason note-taking apps like Evernote have relegated Apple’s built-in Notes app to the si
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The new Moto E3 has four cores, a 5-inch screen, and Android 6 Very much in line with the way it enlarged the Moto G this year, Lenovo is taking the ultra-affordable Moto E and beefing it up for 2016. The Moto E3, as the new model is called, moves from the 4.5-inch display of yesteryear to a new 5-inch HD screen, adds a quad-core processor, and steps up the main camera to an 8-megapixel resolution. This is augmented with a 2,800mAh battery, a microSD card sl
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Chewable Coffee Pouches Help quit your harmful tobacco habit once and for all by switching to these chewable coffee pouches. This healthier alternative provides a revitalizing energy boost and comes in a nifty canister that holds twenty caffeinated pouches. Check it out $23.99
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Putin Scented Candle Unleash greatness upon your household by filling it with the intoxicating aroma of the Putin scented candle. It comes in a sleek metal container decorated with an image of the great Vladimir Putin and features a manly scent with hints of pine, earth, and smoke. Check it out $18.50
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The Ouzo Effect under the magnifying glass Pour some water into your glass of ouzo or pastis, and the beverage will change from transparent to milky: this is the well-known ‘Ouzo effect’. But what will happen if you simply place a drop …
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South Korea tackles baffling menu translations New government body aims to stamp out embarrassing foreign-language translations for Korean dishes.
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Sony says all PlayStation VR games will support gamepads Sony may be putting a lot of weight behind virtual reality, but it’s hedging its bets on motion controls. In a statement to Eurogamer earlier this week, the company said that all PlayStation VR games will support a traditional gamepad, in addition to any other controllers. “All PlayStation VR titles will support DualShock 4 controllers. However some game experiences will be enhanced with the
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A Beginner’s Guide to Creating Seamless Patterns in Photoshop With lots of tips and tricks on how to improve your Photoshop skills, an easy place to start that can have some really impressive results is creating your own Photoshop patterns. There are several different Photoshop tools you can use to create seamless patterns, whether starting from scratch with a blank canvas, or with an icon you’ve found online. By creating your own patterns, you can create c
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This Tron-Styled Bicycle Is Off The Grid Y’know what I love about geeks? They see something awesome in a film or a TV show and they think, “let’s make it real”. Such is the case with this novel new bicycle design from Cyclotron Bikes in Europe. Described as a “smart cycle,” this new bike doesn’t just look like it fell out of Tron but acts like it too. It features brand-new hubless wheels and its tires don’t require any air. It has a bui
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Irrational Fears of a New Race War: New at Reason The June 10, 1966, cover of Life magazine is a gauge of how much America has changed—and how much it hasn’t. It featured a photo of Elizabeth Taylor from her movie “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” —which it described as a “shocker” that “shatters the rules of censorship.” Today the film wouldn’t shock a fifth-grader. The other story mentioned on the cover was “
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Stylish coffeemaker repurposes used grounds to grow fresh mushrooms Love coffee? Love mushrooms? Soon you may be able to combine those two loves in one delightfully integrated system, thanks to Barcelona-based designer Adrián Pérez. We spotted his chic new coffeemaker on Yanko Design, http://www.yankodesign.com/2016/07/13/a-new-coffee-ecosystem/ which was created not only as a stylish and efficient way to prepare your morning brew, but also as a means to repurpose
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Nissan’s autonomous minivan will go on sale in Japan in August Nissan’s big push to offer 10 autonomous models in dealerships by 2020 has officially begun. SEE ALSO: Report: Tesla Autopilot implicated in another crash Nissan announced that it will sell its first car with autonomous tech onboard, the Serena minivan, to Japanese customers starting in August. The Serena debuts the brand’s autonomous driving system called ProPILOT. It can drive autonomously in a
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Most shoppers now want to use biometrics to pay for things The majority of consumers want to use biometrics as authentication when paying for things, according to a new piece of research from Visa. The study which questioned over 14,000 consumers across Europe (including the UK) found that two-thirds wished to use biometrics for validating payments. And 73% viewed two-factor authentication in which a biometric is employed as one of the authentication mea
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6 months on, Bleeping Computer will continue to have to defend libel lawsuit (credit: North Charleston ) A federal judge has recently allowed an ongoing libel lawsuit filed against a popular online forum to go forward. Bleeping Computer, the website, has characterized the lawsuit as “frivolous,” and has asked its readers to help defend its “freedom of speech.” The case revolves around numerous posts on the site concerning Enigma Software Group, which m
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Senate committee seeks stability for NASA programs in next administration SAN DIEGO — In the first hearing about NASA that it held in more than a year, members of the Senate’s space subcommittee argued that the next administration should avoid making radical changes to NASA’s human spaceflight programs. Both members and witnesses at the July 13 hearing of the space subcommittee of the Senate Commerce Committee argued that NASA was making good progress implementing key
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ESA plans Euro-Russian lunar exploration to go beyond Apollo ‘gift shop visit’FARNBOROUGH, England – The European Space Agency’s penchant for a major lunar exploration program that would precede a full-scale exploration of Mars was fully in evidence on July 12 with the signing of a contract to put an ESA drill on Russia’s Luna-Resurs lunar lander. It remains unclear whether ESA’s principal member states, notably France, share the 22-nation agency’s emerging “Moon First, Ma
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‘Unthinkable’: Austria’s interior minister rejects proposal to grant work permits to asylum seekers Austria’s interior minister has rejected a proposal that would require EU member states to grant asylum seekers the right to work, calling the plan “unthinkable,” as the country’s job market could not absorb the flood of new workers. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian Air Force intensifies strikes on terrorists near Palmyra (VIDEO) Russia used six long-range bombers to target terrorist forces and oil sites in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry reported, saying it is intensifying airstrikes near Palmyra. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Don’t Be Surprised by Arizona’s Measles Outbreak: Its Vaccination Rates Stink Image: WikiMedia Commons Arizona is home to the largest measles outbreak in the US so far this year. It originated at the Eloy Detention Center, an immigration detention centre about a two-hour drive from the Mexican border where migrants are held while awaiting trial or deportation. Twenty-two cases of measles have been reported there over the last few months, including one that required a four-
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Boris Johnson is a liar with his back to the wall, says French FM France’s foreign minister says his newly-appointed British counterpart, Boris Johnson, is a liar with “his back against the wall”.
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New Google Keyboard With Theme Picker Finally Hits the Play Store Android: A couple months ago, Google released a new version of its keyboard that let you pick your own color scheme or background photo . Now, that version is finally hitting the Play Store. Previously, if you wanted to use this feature you either had to be running the Android N Preview or sideload the APK yourself. Now, it’s rolling out for everyone on the Play Store. The store rollout is staged
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Diets around the World Are Becoming More Similar Diets around the globe are more similar than they used to be — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Project to cut accident rate in building industry by targeting prevention through designResearchers from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) are leading an international project aimed at reducing occupational injuries and illnesses in the construction industry.
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Bacteria avoid age defects through collective behaviour As they age, more and more defects arise in most organisms. Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute have discovered that microorganisms like bacteria can keep a colony young by practicing a common strategy for propagation. The same may be true for, for example, stem cells in humans. The results have been published in the scientific journal Cell Systems.
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Man school 101: How to Mow a Lawn Here are some tips and tricks to help your yard go from yawn to yowza! The post Man school 101: How to Mow a Lawn appeared first on The Manual .
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PhD student creates 3D-printed hair It has the flow, texture and properties of real hair, but it’s 3D printed plastic in the form of 3D printed hair. The post PhD student creates 3D-printed hair appeared first on Popular Mechanics .
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Get Your Sneaker Fix With These Discounted Lacoste Shoes, Today Only Amazon’s Gold Box is overrun with crocodiles. Grab 40% off Lacoste Shoes , today only, and don’t forget to pair them with your Nantucket Reds and a polo or jazz it up with a white button down. Read more…
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The Smartphone Alerting Barbecue Thermometer lets you do something else while waitingHow has your summer been so far? Perhaps it is full of fun and you have had your fair share of outdoor adventures, that you might want to opt to wind down the rest of the summer with plenty of relaxation and barbeque sessions. Grilling or BBQ-ing a stack of meat is not as straightforward as mixing a cup of instant coffee. There is plenty of skill that makes up part of the equation, and a whole lo
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Lockheed Martin makes final preparations for DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-4 Earth imaging satellite Final preparations are underway at Lockheed Martin to ship DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-4 earth imaging satellite to Vandenberg Air Force Base for a Sept. 15 launch.
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Youngest siblings more likely to go into business, study finds New research into birth order effects has found that the last-born children of non-entrepreneurial parents are more likely to go into business than first-borns.
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Where is Earth in the Milky Way? For thousand of years, astronomers and astrologers believed that the Earth was at the center of our Universe. This perception was due in part to the fact that Earth-based observations were complicated by the fact that the Earth is embedded in the Solar System. It was only after many centuries of continued observation and calculations that we discovered that the Earth (and all other bodies in the S
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4Moms Moxie stroller keeps your smartphone charged New moms and dads take lots of pictures. Just check your Facebook or Instagram for anyone you know with a baby if you need proof. With all the snaps of baby and selfies that moms and dads take, it can be hard to keep your phone charged while out for a walk with your little. This is where the 4moms … Continue reading
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Hasbro Reveals Their ‘Star Wars’ Toy Pic Finalists Earlier this year, Hasbro launched their Star Wars #HasbroToyPic campaign in which Hasbro and well-known toy photographer Johnny Wu aka @sgtbananas called on fans to show off their photography skills, creativity, and collections by recreating scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens using vehicles and figures in the Hasbro Star Wars line. There really were some amazing entries and I’m currently f
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Fear, Feminism, and Freeing the Delegates: Inside a Last-Ditch #NeverTrump Fundraiser Just outside of the nation’s capital, less than two weeks before the Republican National Convention , a group of conservative strategists and allies are gathered over classical music, champagne, and quinoa cups in a last-ditch effort to change the course of GOP presidential nomination. “We’re all here for one reason, and that’s to stop Donald Trump,” says Jack Burkman , the lobbyist who
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IBM tests secure cloud blockchain service IBM is cranking up the security on its cloud-based blockchain service. On Thursday, the company began beta-testing a new high-security service plan for IBM Blockchain, with dedicated infrastructure for each customer. Until now, it has offered only a starter cloud service for developers who want to experiment with blockchain technology. That service runs in a multitenant cloud, with infrastructure
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Significant Digits For Thursday, July 14, 2016 You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. On Wednesday, FiveThirtyEight launched an in-depth look at guns in America. Significant Digits is going to highlight that work over the next few editions. 3 times as likely Middle-age men in Wyoming are three times more likely to die by suicide than the average American. [ FiveThirtyEight ] 17.97 The
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Chance the Rapper closes ESPYs with stirring tribute to Muhammad Ali Chance the Rapper concluded an emotional ESPYS award show Wednesday night with a musical tribute to late boxing icon Muhammad Ali . The rapper performed an original track in Ali’s honor, interspliced with recorded quotes — including his famously thought-provoking monologue about his retirement plans. He was joined onstage by fellow musician and bandmate Donnie Trumpet, as well as Jamila Woods, Te
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6 startling facts about child hunger in the U.S. — and how you can help When Americans think of childhood hunger, they might picture the skeletal frames and swollen bellies of children from faraway nations — but that isn’t the full story. According to Feeding America , 1 in 7 people in the U.S. face hunger every year. The rates of hunger in children are even higher, with about 1 in 5 lacking proper access to food at some point during the year. SEE ALSO: 13 essential
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Uber pulls out of Hungary over government legislation Uber is no stranger to protests, fines and legal blockages from those that would rather keep things working the old way. The company has responded with quite a bit of lobbying of its own but it hasn’t found much luck across Europe. This time around Uber has announced it is…
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Predatory dinosaur had tiny arms like Tyrannosaurus rex A new meat-eating dinosaur has been discovered in Argentina that possessed stubby arms like Tyrannosaurus rex.
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Scientists Develop New Basis for Construction of 2D Quasicrystals Unlike classical crystals, quasicrystals do not comprise periodic units, even though they do have a superordinate structure. The formation of the fascinating mosaics that they produce is barely…
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Nitride Nanoparticles Can be Used for Solar Water Heating A research team of Satoshi Ishii, MANA scientist, and Tadaaki Nagao, group leader, Nano-System Photonics Group, International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), NIMS, discovered through…
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UCI Engineer Invents New Method for Analyzing Nanomaterials A University of California, Irvine engineer has invented a method for analyzing nanowires at temperatures approaching 800 degrees Fahrenheit in first-ever experiments, showing the valuable role the…
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Freiburg-Based Research Group Develops Microfluidic Chip for Adipose Analysis A Freiburg-based research group has developed a microfluidic chip where more than one hundred apidose-derived adult stem cell cultures can grow and divide. In the human body, adipose tissue acts as…
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Three Headphones That Do More Than Just Sound Good These headphones go beyond sound to create the perfect headphone experience. Photo: Blue We think its fair to say that more often than not, headphone brands tend to get it right when it comes to sound. Now companies have taken their focus beyond simply engineering a great set of drivers to things like luxury, fit, and functionality. Here’s three of our category-defining favorites that are pushing
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Why AI could be the key to turning the tide in the fight against cybercrime A lack of cybersecurity staff is well documented: could artificial intelligence be what makes life harder for hackers?
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Changes in primate teeth linked to rise of monkeys Berkeley CA (SPX) Jul 14, 2016 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. The inherited dental features will also help the researchers trac
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Crop roots enact austerity measures during drought to bank water Stanford CA (SPX) Jul 14, 2016 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 Jose 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 Acad
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A Cold War mystery: Why did Jimmy Carter save the space shuttle? The first launch of the space shuttle finally came on April 12, 1981. (credit: NASA) We’d been chatting for the better part of two hours when Chris Kraft’s eyes suddenly brightened. “Hey,” he said, “Here’s a story I’ll bet you never heard.” Kraft, the man who had written flight rules for NASA at the dawn of US spaceflight and supervised the Apollo program, had invited me to his home south of Hous
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Ministry of Brexit: ‘Charming bastard’ appointed to lead EU negotiations Prime Minister Theresa May has handed top cabinet posts to Brexiteers in a bid to reassure Tory MPs she will honor her “Brexit means Brexit” pledge. That includes putting long-time Euroskeptic and “charming bastard” David Davis at the helm of negotiations. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Hardcore Muslim extremists must be isolated in prison – report A small group of proselytizing Islamist extremists among prisoners in England and Wales pose a severe threat and must be isolated in top-security prisons, a forthcoming report into the issue has concluded. Read Full Article at RT.com
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ISIS battlefield numbers plummet, global attacks increase – leaked intel report The number of foreign Islamic State fighters has halved in just one year, according to a classified White House intelligence report seen by NBC News. The data, however, says these fighters are now carrying out attacks across the world. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Social media sites obstruct children’s moral development, say parents More than half of UK parents think popular social media sites hamper their children’s moral development, according to a poll commissioned by researchers at the University of Birmingham.
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Gorillas may have evolved a way to beat a cheating berry plant A “deceitful” West African plant makes super-sweet, but low-calorie berries to attract animals that disperse their seeds. Gorillas can see through the ploy – at least, that’s the theory
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Bold Eclectic Apartment Design With A Lot Of Works Of Art This eclectic apartment belongs to Italian chef Massimo Bottura. He is obviously an art collector and some of the most interesting interiors that I have seen come from art collectors. Each room in this place has its own unique personality. The marble floors in the second picture are mind blowing, art in and of themselves. The apartment is located in a 1957 building and was completely restored and
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This smart closet will tell you what’s best to wear each morning BetaList features the newest startups. Today, we take a closer look at a smart closet that learns from you and helps you decide what to wear. Submit your startup to get featured too. What is Tailor? Tailor is a smart closet that uses miniature sensors called ‘TailorTags’ which are embedded in your clothing to detect the items you own and track the garments you wear on a daily basis. Based on what
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Stunning parametrically-designed office canopy filters golden light – like trees The large light sculpture comprises 1500 pyramid-shaped panels suspended from the ceiling which filter golden light as tree leaves. It covers the entire atrium space which one functioned as the central courtyard of the mid 20th century building. Related: View this mesmerizing LED art installation from a distance to reveal its delightful surprise [VIDEO] The panels were programmed using low-level a
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This insane futuristic video shows a world full of VR and AR – and it’s scary The rampant success of Pokémon Go has left many wondering whether the smash-hit mobile game is merely another passing fad or the harbinger of something much more momentous – the beginning of a widespread integration of augmented and virtual reality technologies into our daily lives. If you too often wonder about the ways in which such technologies are shaping the world to come, ‘Hyper-Reality’ is
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Can a robot mend a lonely heart? – CNET From CNET Magazine: AI-equipped sex toys could either make human contact unnecessary or help the socially awkward learn intimacy.
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Tesla fans can now 3D print a supercharger station for their phones The 400,000 Tesla fans that preordered the company’s Model 3 have a long wait ahead of them. They know this. They chose this. But I assume they don’t mind waiting because they love Tesla and appreciate its aesthetic, like its supercharger stations . But still, I imagine they’re all sitting at their desks right now daydreaming about driving their Model 3. You know what could make those daydreams e
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Fulfill All Your T-Shirt Needs with 4 for $30 Tees at Uniqlo I’m a huge fan of buying multiples. When it comes to t-shirts, if you know it’s great, why only buy one? Why not buy four? These may not be on the list of the best white t-shirts , but with 17 different colors to choose from , you don’t even need to get white. Read more…
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6 Stretch Exercises to Fix Your Posture & Change Your Life According to physical therapist Kelly Starrett, the amount of time we spend sitting is akin to sentencing ourselves to “death by chair”. That stiff neck, sore back, and deteriorating posture are all symptoms of forcing our body to stay in unnatural, sedentary positions for prolonged periods of time. The deadly combo of technology and bad posture habits have given rise to terms like “Computer Back
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Study reveals some secrets of how microbes and their genes traverse the globe (Phys.org)—An international team of researchers led by MIT’s Ilana Brito has discovered some of the ways that certain microbes are able to travel around the world. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the team describes how they collected samples of microbes from villagers living in Fiji to learn more about the nature of microbe transfer.
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Garmin introduces Edge 820 and Edge Explore 820 bike navigation devices Garmin has had its fair share of GPS navigation devices over the years, and in this day and age where just about every single smartphone or tablet does have built-in GPS, it is nice to see how Garmin has moved with the times and thrive. In fact, they have expanded their GPS device family to a myriad of options, where among them include the newly announced Edge 820 and Edge Explore 820. Both of th
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‘Fourth Amendment Caucus’ Aims To Fight Government Surveillance schwit1 quotes a report from USA Today: An unusual coalition of 13 Republicans and 12 Democrats on Wednesday announced the creation of the House Fourth Amendment Caucus to protect Americans’ privacy rights against calls for increased government surveillance in the wake of terrorist attacks. The group named itself after the Fourth Amendment because the lawmakers fear that the government is increasi
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AL – Fan Your Stash, Pick Your Cards And Cash AL is a metal, minimal wallet that sits amongst many. This is one of the first minimal wallets that can fan its contents out. Keep your cards, some cash, and watch them fan outwards for easy access. The best feature of the wallet is that it gives you enough space to insert comfortably and remove your cards. A compact product consisting of three stainless steel pieces and a single polyester sheet,
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Flyte Socks – Ridiculously Bright, Bold & Comfortable Socks Flyte Socks is a Toronto-based start-up with the mission to become the world’s premier bamboo sock company and the solution to your missing sock. Their unique Tri-Socks packaging ensures that you don’t fall victim to one of the mankind’s greatest mysteries. A spare with every pair, they aim to solve the “sockdemic” that has been plaguing humanity for decades. Flyte Socks is the solution to your m
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PerioTwist – A Future Without Flossing Periotwist is a reusable anti-bacterial inter-dental cleaner that not only cleans but medicates the most neglected yet most important space in your mouth – between your teeth! Flossing is often difficult, time-consuming and occasionally painful. Alternatives like wires and brushes break, scratch and damage your teeth, and often result in expensive dental work. PerioTwist is designed to fit betwee
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Orbitkey 2.0 – Carry Your Keys Better With the purpose of protecting belongings, silencing and organizing keys, the new and improved Orbitkey version 2.0 takes on a slimmer profile alongside an array of new features. Their award-winning locking mechanism is now made from stainless steel with increased durability in mind and has been simplified, so the smooth concaved surface welcomes your thumb with every touch. While two new band ma
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The revvll® PRO – Rope Resistance Trainer The revvll PRO is a whole new way of training with a rope. With an adjustable resistance and a 4m long endless rope, the revvll PRO will revolutionize your training. The mobile rope trainer offers countless exercises and variations that simply depend on your position towards the revvll PRO and the mounting height of the revvll. Whether you push or pull the rope against a constant, adjustable resi
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Democrats Strengthen Platform Language Supporting Marijuana Reform The Democratic Party’s platform committee, which already had approved reform-friendly language on marijuana, strenghtened that plank over the weekend, adopting an amendment backed by Bernie Sanders delegates that recommends rescheduling the drug to provide “a reasoned pathway for future legalization.” That stance seems like a compromise between the positions staked out by presumptive no
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A.M. Links: Clinton and Trump Tied in New Poll, RNC Speakers List Released, Zika Virus ‘Threatens Much of the Western Hemisphere’ New poll : Hillary Clinton 40 percent, Donald Trump 40 percent. In a three-way race, it’s Hillary Clinton 36 percent, Donald Trump 36 percent, Gary Johnson 12 percent. Here’s the list of speakers for the upcoming Republican National Convention. “With the Republican National Convention coming next week, attention has focused on the Convention Committee on Rules, which began meeting last night
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Microsoft customizes Surface tablets for big businesses Microsoft is doing new things with its Surface tablets, and hoping that enterprises will find a lot to like. The company is taking steps to tailor the tablets to the needs of enterprises. The goal of customization is to differentiate the Surface from look-alike products, and to tie devices closely to a company’s operations. “We’re going to meet the enterprise on their terms,” said Hayet
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Maxthon MX5 review: Rough-and-ready browser offers paid features for free Smaller niche browsers such as Maxthon have to do more than their larger rivals just to be recognized, let alone downloaded. Maxthon’s MX5 browser offers free features that you’d normally pay for, like password management—and that alone makes it worth checking out. (Editor’s Note: We were informed Wednesday, July 14 that Maxthon isn’t prepared to release MX5 today as planned, for reasons that wer
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South Africa Ushers in a New Era for HIV Scientists are now exploring the long-term consequences of the potent drug cocktail used to combat the disease — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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How to fail forward in business Mashable’s latest #BizChats focused on the benefits of embracing failure in business. SEE ALSO: Learn how to turn your failures into successes in our next #BizChats Over the course of an hour, our guests covered an array of questions ranging from how to boost self-confidence when overcoming a challenge at work, to how to cultivate growth and push past fear as a professional. Several motivational
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FAU researchers show how gels develop their solid properties Nuremberg, Germany (SPX) Jul 13, 2016 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-Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg (FAU) and Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf have now shown that this property o
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Raytheon, Lockheed report successful Patriot tests White Sands Missile Range, N.M. (UPI) Jul 11, 2016 Raytheon and Lockheed Martin each reported successful tests of the Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense system at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The tests involved the upgraded system, known as the Post-Deployment Build 8, or PDB-8, detecting, tracking and engaging a cruise missile surrogate target, Raytheon said in a statement
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Atomic bits despite zero-point energy Julich, Germany (SPX) Jul 12, 2016 So-called “zero-point energy” is a term familiar to some cinema lovers or series fans; in the fictional world of animated films such as “The Incredibles” or the TV series “Stargate Atlantis”, it denotes a powerful and virtually inexhaustible energy source. Whether it could ever be used as such is arguable. Scientists at Julich have n
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Defense Contractor Employee Arrested for Selling Satellite Secrets Washington DC (SPX) Jul 12, 2016 A Culver City, California, man was arrested yesterday on federal charges of economic espionage and violations of the Arms Export Control Act for his attempts to sell sensitive satellite information to a person he believed to be a foreign intelligence agent. Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin, U.S. Attorney Eileen M. Decker of the Centra
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Tesla readies updated ‘secret masterplan’ Washington (AFP) July 11, 2016 Electric carmaker Tesla is preparing an updated “secret masterplan” as the company looks to rebound from concerns over the safety of its “Autopilot” semi-autonomous driving mode. Company founder Elon Musk announced on Twitter Sunday that the new roadmap for the California company would be coming this week. “Working on Top Secret Tesla Masterp
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New Prototype Parachute for Space Landings Unveiled at Russian Trade Fair Moscow (Sputnik) Jul 14, 2016 A new kind of parachute, especially designed for space landings, has been presented at the Innoprom International Industrial Trade Fair in Ekaterinburg by Technodinamika, a Russian aviation company. Russian engineers have come up with a new type of parachute for astronauts returning from space, the aviation company Technodinamika, a subsidiary of the Russian state cor
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Ancient supernovae buffeted Earth’s biology with radiation dose Lawrence KS (SPX) Jul 14, 2016 Research published in April provided “slam dunk” evidence of two prehistoric supernovae exploding about 300 light years from Earth. Now, a follow-up investigation based on computer modeling shows those supernovae likely exposed biology on our planet to a long-lasting gust of cosmic radiation, which also affected the atmosphere. “I was surprised to see
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China’s second space lab Tiangong-2 reaches launch center Jiuquan (XNA) Jul 14, 2016 China’s second orbiting space lab Tiangong-2, which may enable two astronauts to live in space for up to 30 days, has been delivered to Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. The lab was sent from Beijing Thursday by railway and reached the launch center Saturday, marking the start of the Tiangong-2 and Shenzhou-11 manned spacecraft missions, said a statement issued by China’s
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Building a Commercial Market in Low Earth Orbit Washington DC (SPX) Jul 14, 2016 This April marked the sixth anniversary of President Obama’s landmark address on space policy at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. In his speech, the President set out the goal of sending American astronauts to Mars in the 2030s, using a strategy that encourages innovation and entrepreneurship in space exploration through investments in new space technologies
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Exposed to space and back on Earth Paris (ESA) Jul 1131, 2016 In the excitement of watching Tim Peake, Yuri Malenchenko and Tim Kopra land on Earth on 18 June after 186 days in space, all attention was focused on the astronauts and their bumpy ride. But also hitching a ride in the Soyuz capsule were 46 species of small organisms and more than 150 organic compounds. Their voyage was even more intense than the astronaut trio’s – thes
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Nvidia boosts virtual reality with its physics-based VR Funhouse minigames Virtual reality could be a big driver for gamer PCs with powerful graphics cards. That’s why Nvidia wants it to succeed. And to boost VR hardware sales, Nvidia is launching its own game, VR Funhouse for the HTC Vive VR headset. The title is the first game that Nvidia has ever released, and it’s available today on Valve’s Steam digital distribution system. The game stands apart as one of the most
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Lightsaber Tool Kit The officially licensed Star Wars Lightsaber Tool Kit puts the Force on your side whiles tackling repairs. Inspired by the classic appeal of a sword mixed with a futuristic laser, the screwdrivers in the Lightsaber Tool Kit include an 8-inch long flathead with Vader’s hilt, an 8-inch long Phillips with Luke’s hilt, and a 6-1/2″ long flathead with Yoda’s hilt for getting into those tight spaces. F
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Floating on Air: OFIS and Harvard Students Complete the Alpine Shelter on Slovenia’s Skuta Mountain The structure was designed by students at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design as part of their Habitation in Extreme Environments course, led by Rok Oman and Spela Videcnik of OFIS arhitekti, manufactured by London-based structural engineering firm AK II and transported in segments by Slovenian army via helicopter.
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Incredible net-zero energy Brock Environmental Center turns rainwater into drinking waterLocated on the banks of the Lynnhaven River in Virginia Beach, the 10,500-square-foot Brock Environmental Center was created to engage and educate the public about the environment and ways they can help save the Chesapeake Bay from further environmental degradation. Per the requirements of the Living Building Challenge, the building produces more energy than it uses over the course of 12 consecuti
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New technique targets gene that causes neurodegenerative disease Neuroscientists are studying a unique gene that expresses two proteins, one that is necessary for life and another, that when mutated causes a neurodegenerative disease called spinocerebellar ataxia type 6, have developed a technique to selectively block the disease-causing protein without affecting the other.
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As overweight and obesity increase, so does risk of dying prematurely: Major study Being overweight or obese is associated with a higher risk of dying prematurely than being normal weight — and the risk increases with additional pounds, according to a large international collaborative study. The findings contradict recent reports that suggest a survival advantage to being overweight — the so-called ‘obesity paradox.’
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‘Demographic war’: Spike in Arab homes demolition in east Jerusalem slammed in new reportDemolitions of Arab homes in east Jerusalem have increased in the first half of 2016, a recent report says, while accusing the Israeli authorities of waging a “geographical and demographic war” against the Arab community. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Change Someone’s Mind With the Trinity of Evidence, Persistence, and Empathy If you want to change someone’s mind on the topic, you probably feel like the only thing you really need is evidence. However, to really get through to someone, you need equal parts empathy and persistence in that equation. The problem with convincing someone else to change their minds is that most of us are inherently resistant to admitting we’re wrong. Sometimes, that’s good! If we gave up our
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A Printer You Won’t Actually Want to Punt Through a Window is On Sale Today Brother HL-L2340DW , $86 Brother laser printers dominated the voting in our Kinja Co-Op for best printer, and it’s easy to see why: They basically never jam, toner is much cheaper than ink (and it never dries out if you don’t use it), and they print much faster than any other consumer-level printer; on the order of 25-30 pages per minute, even when printing duplex. The glaring trade-off is that t
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Will AI’s bubble pop? Deep learning’s hype machine in overdrive The hype around artificial intelligence is building – but we don’t yet know if it will fulfil its potential, says Sally Adee
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FDA Lets Cancer Trial Resume after 3 Patient Deaths Standard chemo blamed, experimental immune therapy cleared — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Cooking in the great outdoors Camping is a wonderful way to get away from the hustle and bustle of the overly stimulating modern world. If you’re fortunate, you’ll venture beyond cell coverage for a distraction-free trip into the wild. It’s wonderful… until you realize you can’t get a pizza delivered. Fortunately for hungry campers, there are plenty options for preparing meals while being swarmed by bugs. To keep ourselves
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WaterField Designs Atelier iPad Gear Case and iPad Pencil Case review: Expensive things to hold your other expensive things An iPad Pro is pretty hard to lose in the cracks of a couch, the bottom of a backpack, or in a desk drawer. The Apple Pencil, various cables, adapters and other bits required to make full use of the tablet? Despite their glossy white finish, Apple accessories have always been notoriously easy to lose track of. Happily, WaterField Designs has a pair of solutions to the problem: the Atelier iPad Ge
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The DIY Camper is a Rewarding Project and Awesome Way to Travel The Vanual is both the story of a young filmmaker and an inspiring guide to one of the most interesting DIY projects you could undertake. Zach Both’s, passion for telling unique and unusual stories led him to travel across the U.S. in a van that he converted into a mobile film studio. Wanting to share the knowledge he gained during […] Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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Mini-brain model of idiopathic autism reveals underlying pathology of neuronal overgrowthThe majority of cases of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are unknown. Researchers have now created a ‘mini-brain’ model, derived from persons with a particular form of idiopathic ASD characterized by over-sized brains, revealing a defective molecular pathway during brain development that results in early neuronal overgrowth and dysfunctional cortical networks.
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Egypt displays oldest papyrus, accounts on pyramid-builders The Egyptian Museum in Cairo has put on display the country’s oldest papyruses, which date back 4,500 years, detailing the daily life of the pyramid-builders.
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OXO Strive Advance Bottle It’s got a narrow opening at the top to sip water. But the OXO Strive Advance Bottle also unscrews a bit further down at full width, making cleaning and filling with ice far more convenient — a clever design that’s logical but still surprisingly absent on almost all hard plastic bottles. Made of BPA-free Tritan, it’ll holds up to 24 ounces of fluids, marked at 4 ounce increments (and also in metr
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Save on the 10′ Model of Anker’s Durable PowerLine Lightning Cable Anker’s kevlar-wrapped PowerLine Lightning cables are some of the most popular we’ve ever posted , and the 10′ model is marked down to $11 today on Amazon in white and black, matching an all-time low. Read more…
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New indestructible bridge design was directly inspired by nature The job of structural engineers around the world is arguably getting more difficult. Many urban centers are experiencing booming populations and increased vehicle traffic, and environmental changes create new challenges for buildings, bridges, and roadways. New breakthroughs in engineering design from the University of Warwick could lead to indestructible bridges that rely on compression for their
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FAU’s I-SENSE and Dioxide Materials(tm) Partner on Novel Sensors for Heating, Ventilation and AC Applications Just as the summer is heating up, FAU’s I-SENSE and Dioxide Materials(tm) have formed a unique partnership to develop a novel low-cost, low-power, wireless CO2 sensing system that will help to significantly lower the amount of energy businesses and homes use for heating, ventilation and air-conditioning.
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Strut Efficiency-Based Design for Concrete Deep Beams Reinforced with FRP Bars Concrete deep beams are commonly used when designing transfer girders or bridge bents. These elements are exposed to aggressive environments in northern climates, which causes the steel bars to corrode. Researchers examined the use of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) instead of steel as internal reinforcement in deep beams
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New Concentrating Solar Tower Is Worth Its Salt with 24/7 Power A California firm is converting sunlight to heat and storing it in molten salt so it can supply electricity when the wind is calm or the sun isn’t shining — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Dish’s new Voice Remote for Hopper 3 and 4K Joey is out now for $30 – CNET Featuring voice recognition, the new remote is smaller than Dish’s earlier remotes, and has backlighting and a touchpad.
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California says no to VW’s proposed 3.0-liter diesel fix – Roadshow Just when you thought everything was wrapping up…
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The Top 12 Architecture Channels on Youtube There’s so much to learn about architecture, yet so little time. The smart architect knows to have a variety of sources for their architectural knowledge, and that’s why we’ve put together a shortlist of our Top 12 Architecture Channels on Youtube, and picked some of their best videos for you to see. Read more to find out the best architecture videos, from sketching and rendering tutorials to arc
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The US Throws Away as Much as Half Its Food Produce The demand for ‘perfect’ fruit and vegetables means much is discarded, damaging the climate and leaving people hungry. The post The US Throws Away as Much as Half Its Food Produce appeared first on WIRED .
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HubSpot releases powerful GrowthBot that’s a marketer’s dream When one of the most beloved tech startups makes a bot , you know there’s a major trend. Today, HubSpot announced the availability of GrowthBot , a powerful agent of marketing assistance. It’s a bit like having an intern who can help you find data through HubSpot — the popular service that helps with inbound marketing efforts — but it also extends much further. The bot is available now and works
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Magnetic Bluetooth Wireless Sport Headphones: 5 hours of crystal clear playtime at 37% offAre you still procrastinating on joining the Bluetooth movement? If you’ve been waiting for the perfect set of headphones to make the move away from the tangled annoyance of headphone wires, your solution has arrived. The Magnetic Bluetooth 4.1 Wireless Sport Headphones deliver comfort, security and prime functionality in wearable tech, all at a discounted $24.99 from TNW Deals. Your Magnetic Blu
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ICYMI: Better walking bot and an anti-aging breakthrough Today on In Case You Missed It: Georgia Tech overhauled its DURUS robot to walk with a human-like gait that makes it the most efficient bipedal robot. Scientists at the EPFL did some solid research into the pomegranate fruit that shows it can counteract disease and extend the life of worms by 50 percent and endurance in rodents by 40 percent. Human trials are happening now. You can see the latest
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Iran state media alarmed at English text on clothes State TV condemns tops saying “I’m queen” in English as “anti-religious”.
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Biometric Wearables All About the Signal Accuracy of biometric wearables continues to be suspect, particularly of optical heart rate monitors in consumer wearables. Here’s one technique that actively identifies and characterizes different types of raw signal data from the biometric sensors.
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NASA discovers giant hole growing on the sun’s surface (VIDEO) Known as a ‘coronal hole’, the black mass creeping across the sun’s surface has the potential to cause chaos on Earth. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Scientists Model the Epic Cloud of Smoke that May Have Killed the Dinosaurs Some 66 million years ago, the dinosaurs had an apocalyptically bad day. An asteroid measuring about six miles (10 kilometers) across collided with Earth in what is now Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, devastating life on the planet. Every dinosaur lineage except for birds was snuffed out in the aftermath, along with three-quarters of all plant and animal species—a disruption that ultimately enabled t
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Court rules GM must answer for pre-bankruptcy ignition issues – Roadshow Just because the company went through bankruptcy doesn’t mean it’s automatically forgiven for all past misdeeds.
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Corneal transplants, men and women don’t see eye to eye A new study of patients undergoing corneal transplants indicates that subtle differences between men and women may lead to poorer outcomes for a woman who has received a cornea from a male donor.
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Surface composition determines temperature and therefore habitability of a planetAstronomers have shown that the interaction between the surface and the atmosphere of an exoplanet has major consequences for the temperature on the planet. This temperature, in turn, is a crucial element in the quest for habitable planets outside our Solar System.
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Negative stereotypes affect female soccer performance Subjecting female soccer players to a negative stereotype about their abilities reduced their dribbling speed significantly, according to a new study published in Psychology of Sport and Exercise. The results demonstrate the impact negative stereotypes can have on athletic performance.
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A ‘matryoshka’ in the interstellar medium As if it were one of the known Russian dolls, a group of astronomers, led by researchers at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, (IAC) has found the first known case of three supernova remnants one inside the other. Using the programme BUBBLY, a method developed within the group for detecting huge expanding bubbles of gas in interstellar space, they were observing the galaxy M33 in our Local
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Study Finds Fat Kills, Casting Doubt on “Obesity Paradox” Excess body weight now causes one in five of all premature deaths in America — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Pokémon Go Partnership With McDonald’s Is On, Source Says Image: AP Photo/Richard Vogel Several Redditors discovered decompiled code in the Android and iOS versions of Pokémon Go earlier this week that indicated a potential sponsorship deal with global burger chain McDonald’s. Now a well-placed source has confirmed with Gizmodo that the sponsorship is moving forward, and is set to launch in one country in Asia. Gizmodo has learned that, as part of the s
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Someone left an important message outside of Boris Johnson’s home LONDON — A good neighbour is someone who lends you a cup of sugar when you run out or agrees to water your plants while you’re on holiday. But a great neighbour is someone with initiative — someone who takes a proactive approach to their neighbourly duties. SEE ALSO: The UK needed a foreign secretary and chose Boris Johnson for the job Following the announcement of his appointment as Britain’s ne
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What free will looks like in the brain Researchers have, for the first time, glimpsed the human brain making a purely voluntary decision to act.
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Biggest galactic map will throw light on ‘dark energy’ An international team of astronomers has created the largest ever three-dimensional map of distant galaxies in a bid to help them understand one of the most mysterious forces in the universe.
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Scientists predict the existence of a new kind of spin liquid A team of physicists at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) has predicted the existence of a new kind of spin liquid. A spin liquid is an exotic phenomenon …
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This hexagonal smartphone was designed for ‘the small hands of women’ There are lots of good things in life that are hexagon-shaped. Honeycomb (from beehives), Honeycomb (the cereal), Super Hexagon , ASTM and ISO standard bolts, and five-eighths of the panels on a soccer ball. The Keecoo K1, the first smartphone from Keecoo Mobile, hopes to join these illustrious geometric ranks, with a unique hexagonal design that the company refers to as the “double v.”
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Immunotherapy benefits relapsed stem cell transplant recipients Using repeated doses of an immunotherapy drug can restore a complete remission for some relapsed stem cell transplant recipients, new research indicates.
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The success of the plant-eating dinosaurs Plant-eating dinosaurs had several bursts of evolution, and these were all kicked off by innovations in their teeth and jaws, new research has found.
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8 Bots You Should Add to Your Facebook Messenger App Facebook Messenger is rising in popularity, but pretty soon you may not know whether or not you are speaking to an actual human being. That’s because chat bots are becoming more and more popular, and some companies, such as the Dutch airline KLM, are using them to run their customer service. It may not rise to the level of the Turing test (yet), but it is still early days yet. Ever since Mark Zuc
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Baghdad Box Cutter Endorsed by a number of US soldiers on tour, the Baghdad Box Cutter is one tough tool. Weight — but not durability — is kept to a minimum thanks to the skeletonized body which sports a blade of 1095 RC 56-58 steel and comes cradled in a Black Kydex sheath which is a cinch to attach to your belt or vest. Alternatively, it’s small enough to be comfortably carried in your pocket.
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STEM Student Spotlight: Olivia Walch “Math takes over when language exhausts itself” — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Yes, You Can Buy A Stormtrooper Fence Of course you can! Duh! This is Star Wars we’re talking about here. If you can dream it, it probably already exits. Now you can cross “Stormtrooper fence for my yard” off your wish list. There isn’t much in terms of details at the moment, but we do know that a 2-pack will set you back $17.99. So it’s probably not a very good fence. Plastic and decorative most likely. The kind of thing that you wo
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Pagalli’s Moderno Wallet Review: RFID-blocking never looked better A wallet is far more than just a compartment for us to hold our cash, ID, and perhaps a few other credit cards. One can say that it is an extension of ourselves and our personality. After all, don’t we have a treasured photo in a particular compartment, and some of us like to make sure that our credit cards are arranged in a set manner? Losing a wallet could prove to be a very traumatic experienc
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The Vast Majority of Americans Suffer From Road Rage Image: Getty What do you think you’re doing? Why didn’t you use a turn signal? You’re getting the finger now, asshole. Hey, wait, what’s going on? Why are you getting out of your car? Ha ha, I was just kidding. Wait, is that your kid? Is he getting out? What’s he… is he banging his tiny fists on my car? I was joking, man! Polite drivers may think that dialogue like that is the territory of dera
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Trick Yourself Into Eating Heart-Healthy Nuts by Making Them Taste Like Pizza Nuts are pretty good on their own, but if handfuls of raw almonds make your mouth bored, consider making them taste like pizza. To transform plain, boring nuts into pizza nuts, you’ll need olive oil, tomato paste, Parmesan cheese, and a whole bunch of spices. (Food 52 recommends basil, oregano, fennel, paprika, and crushed red pepper, along with garlic and onion powder, but feel free to play arou
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The Naked City “As soon as the high-rises start going up, it’s time to start looking for another job,” a server at the Cheetah Lounge tells me. The Cheetah Lounge, with many other exotic dance clubs, is located in midtown Atlanta, an area that has recently become a hotbed of development. The Cheetah occupies a building that was previously a 1940s-era car dealership, and the garage door where the cars
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How the War on Drugs Fails Black Communities As recent events have demonstrated, more than 50 years after much-delayed civil rights legislation was passed by Congress and signed into law, very different views on the persistence of racism still exist in America. According to the Pew Research Center, 38 percent of whites believe that “our country has made the changes needed to give blacks equal rights with whites,” but just 8 percen
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10 FPGA Design Techniques You Should Know There are a number of universal design techniques with which FPGA engineers should be familiar — here are some of the most important.
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Huffington Post makes VR a staple of its newsrooms At the rate things are going, you might have a hard time avoiding online virtual reality . The Huffington Post (owned by AOL and Verizon, just like us) is launching players for 360-degree and VR content on just about every platform it uses. You’ll logically see them in articles on the web (both desktop and mobile), but the outlet is also promising immersive experiences in its Android and iOS apps
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Microsoft To Begin Reducing Your Free OneDrive Cloud Storage Starting Today For those of you who forgot — or didn’t bother — to keep the 15GB worth of OneDrive storage, starting today you will see a big change in your account. On Thursday, Microsoft will begin shrinking your 15GB OneDrive free storage to 5GB, and also cancel the 15GB storage it gave you as part of camera roll backup bonus. For its part, Microsoft did warn about the changes to people a couple of times ov
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Twitter signs a live-streaming deal to bring Pac-12 university sports to its service Twitter’s quest to become a live-streaming service continues this morning with another announcement of a new partnership that will bring live events to its social network. This time, Twitter and Pac-12 Networks are teaming up to stream more than 150 university sporting events during the 2016-2017 season, the companies said. The news follows similar deals Twitter has made with the NFL… Read More
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Hollande warns rebel Economy Minister Macron to ‘respect rules’ or leave govt French President François Hollande threatened Thursday to sack Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron, who has hinted at a bid for the presidency, unless he respects the “solidarity” of the government.
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This new Science Museum exhibition looks to inspire the data scientists of the futureSchools, universities, and online courses all have a role to play in the future of training people in data science
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Vaccine that targets second Alzheimers protein reverse the disease once it has developed, human trials in two to three years Researchers at Adelaide’s Flinders University have made an Alzheimer’s breakthrough that may result in world’s first dementia vaccine. Developed by Australian and US scientists, this vaccine may not only prevent but also reverse early stages of Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia. The Alzheimer’s vaccine may be tested on humans within the next two to three years with US Government fundin
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How to control a bunch of drones with the power of thought alone Engineers at Arizona State University have built a system that allows a single person to control a small swarm of quadcopters with just their brain. A traditional joystick is great for controlling a single craft, but it’s less useful for controlling multiple drones at once. “You can’t do something collectively” with a joystick, said Panagiotis Artemiadis, director of the university’s Hu
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PrEP can reduce new HIV cases by a third among MSM over next 10 years A daily pill to prevent HIV infection can reduce new cases among men who have sex with men (MSM) by a third in the US over the next 10 years, according to a new modeling study. The expected significant drop in HIV incidence, however, will depend on clinicians prescribing the medication according to federal guidelines and on patients using it as directed.
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Highlights from the Biodesign Challenge Summit From Our Blogs: The Biodesign Challenge A year of BDC culminates at the Museum of Modern Art Great projects came out of the Biodesign Challenge this year. Check them out.
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US House votes to block heavy water purchase from Iran in defiance of nuclear deal The US House of Representatives has passed legislation barring dozens of tons of heavy water to be purchased from Iran as part of a landmark nuclear deal, despite President Obama’s threats the law will be vetoed to keep the agreement with Tehran in place. Read Full Article at RT.com
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We Tried to Operate a Surgical Robot While It Was Being Hacked Robots have already started working alongside surgeons , but in the future they won’t even have to be in the same room, or perhaps not even on the same planet. Teleoperated surgical robots are designed to be controlled from a distance; a human operator uses a touch-sensitive haptic interface to direct the robot’s movements as it performs surgery on someone who’s hard to reach—maybe they’re on the
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Engineering New Human Organs: Science or Fiction? | Narine Sarvazyan | TEDxFoggyBottomWill we ever be able to see in the dark or grow animal body parts? Narine Sarvazyan, a professor of cardiovascular physiology at the George Washington University School of Medicine says yes. Narine takes the TEDxFoggyBottom stage to describe her recent research in developing “mini-hearts’ and explain what the future of stem cell research and tissue engineering holds Narine Sarvazyan is a pro
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Why exploring space matters | Stephen Hawking | TEDxLondon Should we be content with being cosmic couch potatoes? Professor Stephen Hawking thinks not. As technology brings us ever closer to unlocking the secrets of Space we must continue to dream about seeing it for ourselves. Professor Stephen Hawking is one of the world’s best known scientists. He has worked on the basic laws which govern the universe and published best-selling books including A Brief
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Everyone should invent | Mark Champkins | TEDxLondon Mark Champkins thinks there’s an inventor in all of us. He urges us to embrace our ideas – even the bad ones – and reconnect with our inner-child. Mark Champkins is a product designer and the Science Museum’s first ever “Inventor in Residence”. Mark studied Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Cambridge and Industrial Design Engineering at the Royal College of Art (RCA). Whilst at the R
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Choreographing cities | Laura Kriefman | TEDxLondon Laura thinks we should reclaim our cities and our skylines. Her Mass Crane Dances challenges our attitudes towards construction and disruption in urban areas. Laura founded the Bristol-based Guerilla Dance Project, an innovative dance company specializing in augmented dance: a fusion between cutting edge technology, movement, dance, live interactive sounds and visuals. They work on installations
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Why politics is no joke | Al Murray | TEDxLondon Comedian Al Murray explores the weird, wonderful – and sometimes surreal – world of British politics. Having set up the Free United Kingdom Party (FUKP) and announced his candidacy in the 2015 general election, he was amazed at how many people didn’t get the joke… Al Murray with his alter-ego, The Pub Landlord, is one of the most recognizable and successful comics in the UK. As a writer Al has
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Entrepreneurs should follow their instincts | Steve Bartlett | TEDxLondon Steve doesn’t do things by the book. In business, he ignores the rules and follows his instincts. He describes his journey from university drop-out to award-winning entrepreneur. Steve Bartlett is a 23 year old British entrepreneur, public speaker, and the Chief Executive Officer of influencer marketing agency Social Chain. He received the Lloyds TSB young entrepreneur of the year award in 2013 f
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Why students should break into science | Krtin Nithiyanandam | TEDxLondon In between studying for school exams, Krtin worked on critical Alzheimer’s research. He was inspired to undertake real scientific research by his own medical experiences and thinks everyone with a curious mind can be a scientist. Krtin attends Sutton Grammar School in Greater London. Krtin’s passion for neuroscience saw him enter Google’s 2015 annual science fair for which he had been shortlisted
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Mercedes-Benz Garia Golf Cart Mercedes-Benz teamed up with luxury golf cart maker Garia to create a concept vehicle that embodies the German automaker’s impeccable sports car aesthetics. It rides on 14″ sports wheels, has a high-tech dashboard, and we love that the grille looks like a giant golf ball. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Mercedes-Benz G550 4×4² BMW R5 Hommage Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA Brabus 600 Merce
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The CDC Will Pay You For Zika-Infected Semen Two Zika particles at work (Image: David S. Goodsel/ RCSB Protein Data Bank ) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is collecting semen from hundreds of Zika-infected men to figure out how long the sexually transmitted virus lingers in the body. Zika is primarily transmitted by infected mosquitoes, but it can also spread through sexual contact . Virus particles remain in the body even af
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Glaucoma researchers restore partial vision in blind mice A group of Stanford researchers may have just made significant progress in finding a way to cure or treat Glaucoma, the illness that gradually leads to blindness. In an experiment involving blind mice with a glaucoma-like condition, they managed to restore partial eyesight in the animals, the first time for such an accomplishment in mammals. With some 70 million people … Continue reading
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Brazil Olympics: France warned of attack plan on Rio team France was informed of a planned terror attack by a Brazilian Islamist militant on its team at the Olympic Games, the head of French military intelligence says.
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Drastic plastic: The laptop Apple shouldn’t and didn’t make Today at Macworld we bring you another delightful episode of One-Sided Comparisons. This episode is brought to us by Gizmodo ’s Alex Cranz and we’re desperately looking for a way to return it but the delivery person threw down a smoke grenade and fled the building. “Samsung Finally Gave Us the Laptop Apple Should Have.” (Tip o’ the antler to PorthosJon and David .) Really? No. Not really. Samsung
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New opioid use in older adults with COPD associated with increased risk of death Older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who start using opioids have a more than two-fold higher risk of dying from a respiratory-related complication compared to non-opioid users, researchers have found.
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Losing weight lowered levels of proteins associated with tumor growth Overweight or obese women who lost weight through diet or a combination of diet and exercise also significantly lowered levels of proteins in the blood that help certain tumors grow, according to a study.
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23 ancient shipwrecks discovered off Greece An expedition to the Fourni archipelago in Greece has found 23 new shipwrecks dating from around 1,000 BC to the 19th century AD.
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eMusic’s new owner TriPlay launches eStories, a new audiobook service eMusic, the veteran digital music company that was acquired in 2015 by Israeli media startup TriPlay, is expanding its horizons. Today the company is launching eStories, an audiobook service that will offer 80,000 titles at a cost of $11.95 per title to use, plus 33 percent off additional purchases. The service aims to compete with the likes of Audible, which is owned by Amazon and dominates… Rea
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C-SPAN will stream convention coverage on Facebook Live Facebook inadvertently replaced C-SPAN during a Democrat sit-in on gun control, but during the Republican and Democrat national conventions, C-SPAN will stream on Facebook Live. The social network will also feature footage filmed by convention participants, delegates, politicians and the media, according to Politico . “This is the most engaged we’ve been at the convention and its highly corr
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Timex & Todd Snyder Made The Perfect Summer Watch If you’ve nailed your style basics, you need a great finishing touch. The post Timex & Todd Snyder Made The Perfect Summer Watch appeared first on The Manual .
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Spacex will launch fully automated docking ring to space station A metallic ring big enough for astronauts and cargo to fit through is scheduled to fly to the International Space Station in July as part of the cargo aboard a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft loaded with materials for the orbiting laboratory and its crew. The ring is known as an International Docking Adapter, or IDA, and its main purpose is to provide a port for spacecraft bringing astronauts to t
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13 Questions We Want Answered at Star Wars Celebration Europe This weekend, a galaxy far, far away comes to London, England, for Star Wars Celebration Europe . It’s a three-day, official Star Wars convention and we expect lots of awesome things to happen there—but most of all, we expect to learn a great deal about Episode VIII, Rogue One, the Han Solo movie, and more. Read more…
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There’s No One-Size-Fits-All Way to Treat Autism Families face a myriad of choices—and not all of them have been shown to be effective — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Dress Up Your Patio With 72′ of Solar Powered String Lights, Just $14 Today We see lots of deals on ~30′ string light strands, but if that doesn’t cut it, here’s a 72′ set with 150 individual bulbs for just $14 . The best part though? They’re solar powered, waterproof, and battery operated for use at night. Your patio will thank you. Read more…
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Vineyards adversely affect soil quality, researchers determine Biologists are digging under vineyards to see if the Okanagan’s grape industry is affecting soil quality. A research team delivers its findings after spending the better part of three years studying soil samples from more than 15 vineyards throughout the Okanagan.
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New molecules kill multidrug resistant cancer cells Newly discovered molecules can kill multidrug resistant cancer cells by blocking cells’ defenses against cancer drugs, according to a new study. The lead author hopes the findings provide an initial step towards more effective treatments in the future against resistant cancers.
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Opposites attract — unless you’re in a relationship If we are in a relationship we are more likely to be attracted to faces resembling our own, but for single people, opposites attract. Relationship status affects who and what we find attractive.
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Add Cover to Your Windows in 15 Minutes with This DIY Window Shade If you have a window that could use a shade but you don’t want to put up hardware for it, or you don’t want to obscure the window, this DIY window shade is easy to make, takes a few minutes, and looks pretty good, especially in a spare room, bathroom, or laundry room. You’ll need some fabric (the amount depends on the size of your window), iron on hem tape, and a way to hang the shade. If you wan
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Anker’s PowerCore 10000 Is Perfectly Sized for Pokémon Go, and Cheaper Than Ever TodayAnker PowerCore 10000 , $19 Anker’s PowerCore 10000 is part of your favorite line of USB battery packs , and you can pick one up on Amazon today for just $19 , an all-time low. http://co-op.kinja.com/your-favorite-… You also get Anker’s standard 18 month warranty and a nice travel pouch, but the real reason to buy the PowerCore 10000 is its size. If you’ve owned other ~10,000mAh battery packs, yo
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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. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20242
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‘Web of Science’ to be sold to private-equity firms Thomson Reuters divests intellectual-property and science division in US$3.55-billion deal. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20255
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How China is rewriting the book on human origins Fossil finds in China are challenging ideas about the evolution of modern humans and our closest relatives. Nature 535 22 doi: 10.1038/535218a
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Graphene sheets tear themselves to ribbons Peeled strips of single-layer carbon could be useful in electronic circuitry. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20258
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Poor musical taste? Blame your upbringing The world that we hear shapes the music that we like. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20256
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Microbiome ‘social network’ revealed by gene swaps Movement of genes across and between microorganism species could influence humans’ susceptibility to disease. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20241
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WIRED Book Club: We’re Giddy (and Kiiinda Concerned) About Name of the Wind We’re having a blast with the book—but bear with us as we try to articulate some issues we’re having. The post WIRED Book Club: We’re Giddy (and Kiiinda Concerned) About Name of the Wind appeared first on WIRED .
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How to fix a dead key on your keyboard One of the keys on Robert Arnold’s keyboard stopped working. One bad key on your keyboard can make it impossible to write even the simplest email. After all, without the N key, your kids might be stuck eating “afterschool sacks.” Here’s how to fix the problem. [Have a tech question? As Answer Line transitions from Lincoln Spector to Josh Norem, you can still send your query to answer@pcworld.com
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sonear radio transmitter by ross dowd allows users to broadcast personal anecdotes the user can decide and upload the content they wish to share, which could be anything from personal anecdotes, poetry, or general everyday observations. The post sonear radio transmitter by ross dowd allows users to broadcast personal anecdotes appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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GO your own way: LA Auto Show adds floor space for personal mobility – RoadshowEfficient, new age transportation isn’t limited to electric and autonomous cars.
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ListenUp: AG Cook: Superstar PC Music fans have been waiting for the official version of “Superstar” to release since RBMA Festival New York last May, when subversive pop producer AG Cook performed it live—on a grand piano. Originally written as a top-line pitch (aka melody and…… Continue Reading…
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Automated furniture app transforms tiny apartments into mini mansions Most people don’t live in tiny Fifth Element style apartments. But since some of the most popular cities are beginning to feel the squeeze, an idea born in the MIT Media Lab is delivering a much-needed, tech-powered solution. Based on an experimental project led by research scientist Kent Larson several years ago at MIT, the Ori system allows an apartment dweller to transform a studio apartment i
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Your iPhone is the ultimate bike computer in the Bycle case For avid bicyclists, there are plenty of add-on computers you can buy to track your ride, from basic $50 devices that record mileage and cadence, to sophisticated units with GPS and color displays that can cost $500 or more. But it turns out that most cyclists probably already own a bike computer — their phones. Realizing this, two young Miami-based entrepreneurs set out to create Bycle , a syste
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Nissan launches ProPilot autonomous-driving system, with plans to bring it to the US Nissan wants to put cars with significant autonomous-driving capability on sale by 2020 , and it just took a big step toward that goal. The Japanese carmaker is introducing a system called ProPilot that allows cars to autonomously accelerate, brake, and steer in highway traffic. ProPilot launches on the Nissan Serena minivan, which isn’t available in the U.S., but Nissan plans to offer the system
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Socratic’s app wants AI to help with your homework The days when students have to flip through textbooks to find solutions to homework problems may soon be coming to an end. Rather, they’ll be taking pictures with their smartphones to feed problems into an artificially intelligent app if Socratic has its way. Socratic is an education-focused startup, and what it offers is quite similar to Quora — a space where students can ask questions and recei
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RIBA’s Prestigious Stirling Prize Announces 6 Finalists The shortlist includes three educational buildings, a gallery, and two residential projects The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the shortlist for 2016’s Stirling Prize . Considered the United Kingdom’s most prestigious architecture prize, the award is presented to the building that has made the greatest contribution to British architecture in the past year. The six fina
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An A/C Company That Has it All After a long hot day, nothing is quite as comforting and welcoming as a well-running, chilled air conditioner The post An A/C Company That Has it All appeared first on Architecture Lab .
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Deal: Machine Learning Bundle Go beyond the basics of computing with this extensive series of online courses about techniques that help modern systems expand their knowledge and abilities without explicit programming. Fascinating stuff. Save 94% in The Awesomer Shop . Link Price: $40 More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Quantum Computers Explained Learn Viral Marketing & Social Media Deal: Drone Video & Photo Cours
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First female shuttle commander to speak at GOP convention WASHINGTON — Former NASA astronaut Eileen Collins, the first woman to command a space shuttle mission, is slated to speak at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week, according to the speaker roster organizers unveiled July 15. Collins, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel who has publicly criticized the way the Obama administration canceled NASA’s Constellation return-to-the-moon pr
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Elago M2 Stand for iPhone Elago’s got a knack for making small-but-nifty items, such as the R1 Intelli Case for Apple TV remote. Now I’d like to point out their M2 Stand , which is simply a solid aluminum stand designed for iPhone and other smartphones. Your phone can sit in the cradle in portrait or landscape mode, with or without a case (in most most instances), and stay plugged in either way. It’s perfect for FaceTime
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How shops and restaurants are creatively cashing in on ‘Pokémon Go’ It was a typically hot and humid July day in Orlando, Florida, when employees of Cocina 214, a Tex-Mex diner, noticed an unusual crowd of people engrossed in their smartphones next to a nearby fountain. “I was like ‘Why are all these people out here looking at the patio?'” restaurant manager Lambrine Macejewski said. Turns out, that patio — like plenty of random spots sprinkled througho
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AOC unveils stylish gaming monitors with frame-smoothing tech AOC has launched new 24-inch gaming monitors that boast fast response times and a choice of anti-stutter technology. The pair of models are the AOC Agon AG241QG and the higher-end AG241QX, although both are 24-inch TN displays with a 2560 x 1440 resolution, screen brightness of 350cd/m2 and dynamic contrast ratio of 50 million to 1. These two new monitors follow AOC’s C358FQ, a 35-inch curved gam
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Massive turbines and blades for America’s first offshore wind farm land in Rhode IslandDeepwater Wind http://dwwind.com/ is creeping closer to the launch of the United States’ first offshore wind farm, to be situated some 30 miles off the coast of Rhode Island. Last week, GE Renewable Energy http://www.gereports.com/my-turbine-lies-over-the-ocean-it-takes-herculean-labor-to-build-americas-first-offshore-wind-farm/ transported five enormous wind turbines and 15 massive blades across
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Pokémon GOes to top of charts, becomes biggest game in US history Pokémon Go is beating all the records after surpassing Candy Crush to become the biggest US mobile game of all time. The location-based augmented reality game has already surpassed Twitter in daily users and eclipsed Facebook in retention time. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Consumer Reports has some advice for Tesla In the company’s Firmware 7.1 update, Tesla introduced a new maximum speed for Autopilot, which will now not exceed the speed limit by more than 5mph on residential roads or roads without a central divide. Might we see a reduction in the hands-free time in the next update? (credit: Ron Amadeo) On Tuesday, we took a look at the growing media storm surrounding Tesla’s increasingly controversial Aut