Indistinguishable from Magic 7/15-7/18

Indistinguishable from Magic 7/15-7/18

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188 arrest warrants issued for members of Turkey’s supreme courts Turkish prosecutors have issued arrest warrants for 140 Constitutional Court members and 48 members of the Council of State in the wake of Friday night’s attempted coup. Ten arrests have already been made, local media reported. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Jill Stein Pledges To Pardon Snowden and Appoint Him To Her Cabinet Iamthecheese writes: Trump hates him. Clinton misrepresented him. Most mainstream media outlets call him a traitor and worse. But if you vote Stein, Snowden will be in the presidential Cabinet. “The presumptive Green Party presidential nominee Dr. Jill Stein promises to grant NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden — who many describe as a true American hero — not just a full pardon, but a promoti
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JDB Quick Charge 2.0 36W Dual USB Car Charger w/ USB Cable $6.99 JDB Quick Charge 2.0 36W Dual USB Car Charger w/ USB Cable $6.99
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Dissonant tones sound fine to people not raised on Western music (credit: Josh McDermott) Bobby McFerrin demonstrates how Western music lives in our brains. The notes used in Western music—or, more accurately, the relationships between the notes used in Western music—have a strange power. Bobby McFerrin demonstrated this dramatically by showing that an audience somehow knows what notes to sing when he jumps around the stage. He remarked that “what’s interestin
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CBS News app arrives on Apple TV with live streaming, Siri search While most TV networks have yet to launch an Apple TV app offering full access to live content without an additional cable subscription, CBS is at least making its news freely available. The network has just rolled out a new CBS News app for the latest Apple TV model, available now on the App Store. With the app, users can … Continue reading
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Cordless Arthritis Pain Relieving Glove gets the job done at home Living with arthritis is no joke at all. The pain can be overbearing at times, especially when the arthritis acts up. While some of us might have found relief from the pain through various treatments and therapies, there are others out there who have looked into just about every possible avenue to cure arthritis but without any success, including using the Arthritis Pain Relieving Lamp — perhaps
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Evolution may have moved at a furious pace on a much warmer Earth Chapel Hill NC (SPX) Jul 11, 2016 Early life forms on Earth are likely to have mutated and evolved at much higher rates than they do today, suggests a new analysis from researchers at the University of North Carolina. In a study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Richard Wolfenden, PhD, and his colleagues found that the rate of a certain chemical change in
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Swedish AF Gripens now carry Meteor missiles Farnborough, England (UPI) Jul 11, 2016 MBDA’s Meteor Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile has achieved initial operating capability aboard Swedish air force Gripen fighters. Swedish company Saab, maker of the Gripen, together with the Swedish air force and Sweden’s Defense Materiel Administration said the weapon upgrade, known as MS20, is the latest step in Gripen’s process of constant capabili
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Hordes of Low-Mass Objects in the Orion Nebula Munich, Germany (SPX) Jul 14, 2016 ESO’s HAWK-I infrared instrument on the Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile has been used to peer deeper into the heart of Orion Nebula than ever before. The spectacular picture reveals about ten times as many brown dwarfs and isolated planetary-mass objects than were previously known. This discovery poses challenges for the widely accepted scenario for Orion’s s
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How a NASA Engineer Created the Modern Airplane Wing Hampton VA (SPX) Jul 13, 2016 Once dubbed “the man who could see air,” NASA engineer Richard T. Whitcomb used a combination of visualization and intuition to revolutionize modern aviation – by turning the shape of the airplane wing on its head. For decades, Whitcomb had been working on getting aircraft to move faster and more efficiently. By the time he was 34, he had already won the mos
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If life can make it here, it can make it anywhere Pullman WA (SPX) Jul 14, 2016 If the origin of life is common on other worlds, the universe should be a cosmic zoo full of complex multicellular organisms. Dirk Schulze-Makuch, a Washington State University astrobiologist, uses the evolution of Earth life as a model to predict what humans might find living on distant planets and moons in a new paper published in the journal Life. The results of hi
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Turkey says US is ‘no friend’ for harboring ‘coup planner’ Gulen The Turkish government has indirectly criticized its NATO ally, the US, for providing a safe haven for Fethullah Gülen, whom Ankara blames for masterminding Friday’s military coup attempt. The cleric is currently living in self-imposed exile in the States. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Sony releases firmware updates for 7 lenses to improve focus performance If you have ever found yourself not quite pleased with the focusing performance on your Sony mirrorless camera, you are not alone. But worry not, the Japanese firm today announced firmware updates for 7 lenses for the express purpose of improving focusing performance. According to Sony, the FE 35mm F/2.8, FE 35mm F/1.4, FE 70-200mm F/4, FE 24-70mm, FE 55mm F/1.8, and FE 28-70mm, all have new firm
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This new algorithm can tell how old you are based on your Instagram activity What if we told you that we could tell roughly how old you are based on your Instagram activity? A new algorithm from researchers at Pennsylvania State University apparently can do just that, and what it has shown about how the different generations use Instagram, and social media in general, is quite interesting. The current generation lives their lives through social media. They use platforms l
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Gravity doesn’t care about quantum spin An atomic clock based on a fountain of atoms. (credit: National Science Foundation ) Physics, as you may have read before, is based around two wildly successful theories. On the grand scale, galaxies, planets, and all the other big stuff dance to the tune of gravity. But, like your teenage daughter, all the little stuff stares in bewildered embarrassment at gravity’s dancing. Quantum mechanics is
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This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through July 16th) ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: The Humans Hiding Behind the Chatbots Ellen Huet | Bloomberg “The company [X.ai] advertises Amy as an AI personal assistant who can ‘magically schedule meetings’…But the system isn’t yet ready to take the next step on its own. Multiple former AI trainers said that as recently as a few months ago, trainers looked over parts of almost all incoming e-mails—to evaluate
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Battling toxoplasmosis: International team describes step-by-step progress Researchers from 14 leading institutions in the United States, United Kingdom and France suggest novel approaches that could hasten the development of better medications for people suffering from toxoplasmosis.
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New tool calculates emissions impacts, energy benefits from smart grid investments A free, web-based tool estimates the emissions impacts associated for companies considering adopting various smart grid technologies.
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Study points to fast-acting drug for OCD A single brain receptor is responsible for a range of symptoms in mice that are reminiscent of obsessive-compulsive disorder, according to a new study. The findings suggest that OCD and other psychiatric disorders could be amenable to treatment using a class of drugs that is already being investigated in clinical trials.
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Party live streams Androp music video projected onto flowers Music: Japanese production studio Party is live streaming its music video for Androp’s track Hana onto a bunch of white lilies (+ movie). (more…)
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Top 10 Ways to Get out of the House and Make New Friends You can probably predict one of the items on this list, but this week’s we’re looking at apps, games, and other tools that can shake up your routine, get you out of the house, and help you explore your community—or beyond. 10. Meetup If you’re not familiar, Meetup is a site where people can create or join groups based around interests , hobbies, events, and other activities. You can create your o
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Take a tour of the biggest, baddest, and weirdest planes we encountered at the UK’s largest air show For U.K.-based aviation fans, there’s nothing quite like the Farnborough International Air Show. Taking place just west of London every two years, its spectacular flying displays consistently pull in hundreds of thousands of visitors during the week-long event. It’s also the place where deals worth hundreds of billions of dollars are sealed as major players from the aerospace and defense industri
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Could Dark Energy Just Be Frozen Neutrinos? Dark energy is arguably the best mystery in astrophysics. Here we have an uneasy placeholder for almost all of the energy in the universe—energy that, as you read this, is working hard to shred the universe itself. Energy that will not be satisfied until all of existence is a featureless black void. Dark energy also has the bonus selling point of being a fairly new idea, tracing back to the late-
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Fuel-Efficient Engines Have a Sooty Flaw A newer type of fuel injection offers better fuel economy, but paradoxically increases black carbon emissions—meaning a pollution trade-off. Christopher Intagliata reports. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Lancet: Stroke is largely preventable, with hypertension confirmed as biggest risk factor, according to global study Hypertension (high blood pressure) remains the single most important modifiable risk factor for stroke, and the impact of hypertension and nine other risk factors together account for 90% of all strokes, according to an analysis of nearly 27000 people from every continent in the world (INTERSTROKE), published in The Lancet . read more
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Consumer Reports wants Tesla to rename & disable Autopilot until it’s safer The influential and well-respected Consumer Reports has chimed in on all the recent controversy surrounding Tesla’s Autopilot, calling on the car maker to make significant changes to its autonomous driving feature. The publication wrote earlier this week that it wanted Tesla to rename the technology, feeling the term “Autopilot” to be misleading, and even remove the hands-free system fr
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US, Russia agree on concrete steps on long-term ceasefire in Syria – Lavrov Russia and the US have agreed on “concrete steps” to ensure a long-term ceasefire in Syria and fight their common enemies, Al-Nusra and Islamic State, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said after meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry. Read Full Article at RT.com
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How to make Siri activate when you say ‘Hey Siri’ to your Mac with macOS Sierra On iOS, I activate Siri by saying “Hey Siri.” Vocal activation isn’t available on the macOS Sierra Public Beta through the Siri system preferences, but as Jdcampbell on Reddit points out, it can be done through Sierra’s Accessibility system preference. Essentially, you use dictation to activate the keyboard shortcut for Siri. The default Siri keyboard command in the Sierra Public Beta is to hold
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Weekend Workshop: How to build a coffee table that’s also a universal TV remote Need something to keep you busy this weekend? Look no further. The Weekend Workshop is our weekly column where we showcase a badass DIY project that you can complete with minimal skills and expertise. We’ve dug through all the online tutorials on the web, and gone the extra mile to pinpoint projects that are equal parts easy, affordable, and fun. So put on your work pants, grab your tool belt, an
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Man caves don’t get more extravagant than this $950K floating home in Seattle Perhaps it was Nora Ephron’s 1993 rom-com Sleepless in Seattle that brought about the concept of living on a houseboat to the masses but the idea of calling a floating home, well, home has been alive and well for decades. Anymore, this desire to be a person of the sea has reached an absolute fever pitch in terms of popularity, with many of the most extravagant houseboats selling for hundreds of t
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Tesla working on Autopilot radar changes after crash Tesla Motors is working on modifications to its Autopilot system after it failed to stop for a tractor-trailer rig in a Florida crash that killed the driver of a Model S sedan.
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MRI with nanoscale resolution A new NMR microscope gives researchers an improved instrument to study fundamental physical processes. It also offers new possibilities for medical science, for example to better study proteins in Alzheimer patients’ brains. This is a major step forward towards the ultimate goal of a device that can measure variations at the nanoscale to study the properties of the inhomogeneous electron systems
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Patriot Act Expansion Fails In The House An anonymous reader write: The “Anti-terrorism Information Sharing Is Strength Act” failed in the U.S. Congress on a vote held earlier this week. “Many libertarians warned of potential privacy violations if the measure went into effect,” reported The Hill, “which helped prevent it from reaching the necessary two-thirds majority to pass through the fast-track process under
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FLUX 1440 Clock Artist Felix Vorreiter’s unusual timepiece uses a single, long piece of string that feed through a series of pulleys. The rope is marked with dots which align to display the current time. The current clock only has 120 minutes of string, as it would take about 4000ft to cover a full day. Hat Tip Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Rock Age Sorting Machine Materiable Tactile Display The I
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Russia’s call upon Turkey to settle coup without violence echoed by world leaders As soon as news of the military coup attempt in Turkey reached the media, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov called upon the Turkish authorities to avoid bloodshed and resolve the crisis in constitutional order – an appeal echoed by world leaders. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Lucasfilm is making a virtual reality movie about Darth Vader Industrial Light & Magic’s virtual reality arm xLab is looking to some major Hollywood talent to create its next virtual reality experience, and the subject is as big as it gets. Writer David S. Goyer ( Batman Begins , Man of Steel ) took the stage at Star Wars Celebration today, after it was announced that he is working on the next major initiative the company is working on. Lucasfilm creati
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How do you charge your autonomous car remotely? WiTricity knows. Autonomous cars are going to change the way we think of our vehicle. Instead of something that spends the majority of the day in a parking spot, you (and other members of your family) may be able to remotely call the car and might even be able to lease your car for a few hours to services like Uber and Lyft, to become part of an autonomous fleet. But what happens when your autonomous car runs out
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Best wireless Bluetooth headphones for iPhone 7 – CNET Rumor has it Apple’s upcoming iPhone 7 will ditch the headphone jack. With that in mind here’s a look at several top wireless Bluetooth headphones that will help you forget it’s gone (if it does disappear).
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5 songs you need to stream this week: Wilco, Jamie Lidell and more Every week, there are hundreds of thousands of new songs hitting the airwaves. It’s too much for just your two ears to handle. With all those options, you can’t be wasting your time on tracks worthy of a thumbs down click. But don’t worry, we’re going to save you the hassle. We listen to some of the most-hyped and interesting songs each week, and tell you which are worthy of your precious listeni
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Former Atlanta cop charged with murder of unarmed black man after fatal shooting A former Atlanta police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man has been charged with murder. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Has the Workplace Robot Uprising Already Begun? Image: Shutterstock A few years ago, a burrito joint near my college campus installed computers so that customers could place their orders without ever having to make eye contact with a cashier. It was meant as a convenience, but my friends and I felt oddly detached ordering food through a computer. And we wondered: Did this signal the end of personable customer service? As technology continues t
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Reviewing where World War 3 could breakout ? What are the most likely places for world war 3 to breakout ? The cold war had a more clear matchup between NATO and the Soviet Union with the most likely breakout being in Europe. Now there are many possible breakout locations. Global tensions and conflicts give the feeling like you are reading a history book and are in the chapter just before the big war. The period where there are conflicts and
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LG 27UD88-W 27″ 4K UHD IPS Monitor w/ USB 3.0 QuickCharge, USB Type-C $575 LG 27UD88-W 27″ 4K UHD IPS Monitor w/ USB 3.0 QuickCharge, USB Type-C $575
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Collapsible Folding Utility Wagon Use this Folding Utility Wagon from MAC Sports to help you and 150 pounds of your gear peace out to the beach, the park, or, ugh , your cousin Ricky’s kid’s pee-wee soccer game. Now at what age exactly do they learn to play defense? Aim their kicks? Do anything besides run around in a clump on the field? Good thing I put a case of Bud Light Lime inside my wagon. And I got the camo color, so no on
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This 4K time-lapse of Grand Teton required nearly a month to create More Than Just Parks has released its latest video, showcasing the majestic Grand Teton National Park. A mix of mostly time-lapse photography and some real-time footage, the film captures the park during both day and night, and even offers a few glimpses at the local fauna. It is “the culmination of nearly a month spent filming the spectacular Jackson Hole Valley and the foothills of the Teton Mo
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Activists Release Nearly 100 Years of TIME Magazine Issues For Free Activists have downloaded nearly 100 years worth of TIME magazine issues from the publication’s paywalled digital archive and dumped them all online for anyone to grab for free . “It was possible and seems worthwhile,” Michael Best, a freedom of information activist who obtained the files, told Motherboard in an online chat. In a statement published along with the files, Best wrote, “They’re a us
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Liquid Wrench 11oz Silicone Spray $2.59 Liquid Wrench 11oz Silicone Spray $2.59
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Encrypted DNA Storage Investigated by DOE Researchers Biological engineers at a Department of Energy lab “are experimenting with encrypted DNA storage for archival applications.” Slashdot reader ancientribe shares an article from Dark Reading: Using this method, the researchers could theoretically store 2.2 petabytes of information in one gram of DNA. That’s 200 times the printed material at the Library of Congress… Instead of needing a 1
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Florsheim Men’s Woodard Cedar Shoe Tree $12.90 Florsheim Men’s Woodard Cedar Shoe Tree $12.90
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Ghostbusters Phunny Plushies Kidrobot celebrates the new Ghostbusters reboot with three adorable plush toys. Choose from the Ghostbusters logo, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and Venkman and company’s friendly ghost Slimer. Link Price: $12 More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Batman Animated ARTFX+ Statue Make Your Own Magnetic Putty Capo 1/8th Scale Jeep Wrangler Kit Dude Perfect: R/C Edition NERF Zeus Mega Balls Mod
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RT targeted by massive DDoS attack during attempted Turkey coup A massive DDoS attack was staged on the servers of the Internet service provider that provides web streaming for the RT TV channel during the coverage of Friday’s attempted coup in Turkey, briefly taking the stream offline. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Spotify’s bot lead lays out his vision of a ‘music concierge’ Spotify has long offered basic tools for discovering new songs and artists — every music service does. But the Swedish company inched closer toward making its discovery features more social and intelligent when it acquired social network Soundwave and voice-messaging platform Cord Project in January. When Spotify announced the deals, it offered only a painfully vague explanation, saying that the
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Hyundai sailing into a new era of smart ships The world’s biggest shipbuilder, Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) – working with Intel, SK Shipping, Microsoft, the Daejeon Center for Creative Economy and Innovation (DCCEI) and the Ulsan Center for Creative Economy and Innovation (UCCEI) – wants to bring smart ships to the world’s oceans. An agreement signed by the group allows HHI and its partners to team up in an effort to help domestic informa
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Nice attack: France calls up 12,000 reservists France calls up 12,000 police reservists to help boost security after Thursday’s attack in Nice in which more than 80 people were killed.
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Simplify Your Life with The Ultimate Toolbox It’s incredibly difficult to keep a toolbox organised, and you always have to dig through the whole box just to find the one thing you need to complete a job. The Ultimate Toolbox aims to simplify this process with its revolutionary rotating design that allows you to view all of your tools in an instant. Simply slide the door and […] Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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The Math Behind the Perfect Climbing Rope Rock and mountain climbers rely on strong, yet elastic ropes to keep them safe should they happen to fall. Now mathematicians at the University of Utah have come up with an equation to design an ideal climbing rope—one that would be safer and more durable. They described this perfect rope, and a promising class of materials that might be used to make it, in a recent paper in the Journal of Sports
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No Internet? No Problem! How to use Chrome OS offline Time to face the facts. We haven’t yet reached the point where universal internet access is always available, no matter where we go. That can be frustrating, especially for busy Chromebook users who have projects to tackle, assignments to turn in, tasks to complete, and teams to work with. Fortunately, just because your internet connection drops doesn’t mean you have to sit back and give up. Goog
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City Birds Are Angrier Than Country Birds In Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 opus The Birds, two outsiders arrive in a seaside town in northern California with a cage of love birds in tow. Their arrival in the Bodega Bay triggers birds of all types to begin attacking the residents in the area, but Hitchcock ultimately leaves the reason for this strange avian behavior a mystery. Luckily, new research published in Biology Letters which found that
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Australian Tesla Town project is the real deal, houses for sale Want to live in a sustainable community? If you can get a visa and afford the price, you can sign on the line now at Yarrabend , a development just outside Melbourne, Australia, according to Electrek . The planned community by the Glenvill development company is powered by solar energy and every home comes standard with Tesla Powerwalls to store and dispense electrical energy. Yarrabend isn’t jus
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EgyptAir crash: On-board recording discusses fire The word “fire” was heard on the cockpit voice recorder of an EgyptAir flight that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea in May, investigators say.
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17 Robot Fight While we always enjoy watching a round of BattleBots , those are generally just one-on-one robo-fights. Here, we get 17 robots in an all out war to see who be the last robot standing. The first minute or so is so chaotic, we could barely follow it. The action kicks in at 2:30 . Hat Tip Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Boston Dynamics SpotMini The Rubberaulic Press The Sock Removal Rob
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VCs are getting serious about spacetech GUEST: I’m a VC at Russia’s government-backed startup community Skolkovo , where I focus on spacetech and drones. So I’ve been watching the global surge in spacetech investments closely. And what’s clear is that we’ve entered a virtuous cycle in spacetech, where VCs are encouraged enough by a handful of successes to invest further in the sector, and, as a result, we’re seeing more startups emerge
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The Scientific Reason Why Coworking May Be The Future Of Work Sure, the coworking movement may be a fad, but these researchers say it has a surprisingly strong psychological basis. Employees from the likes of General Electric, Walmart, and Toyota— 4,000 companies a year, in fact—wend their way to a 60-person company based underneath a parking garage in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Read Full Story
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Intel ChromeBooks Can Now Run Wine and Steam “With Google Play and Android app support hitting Chromebooks, it’s now possible to run Windows applications/games on Chromebooks via CrossOver For Android,” reports Phoronix. Slashdot reader grungy writes: The first Intel ChromeBooks have access to the Play Store now, and the Android version of Wine apparently runs on them… Pictures show the Steam client running, and a clip of a D3D g
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The Scientific Mystery of a Man Living with 90% of His Brain Missing The man who lives a functional life with most of his brain filled with water challenges what we know about the brain. Read More
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Blogs, Papers, Plagiarism and Bitcoin Retraction Watch reports on a strange case of alleged plagiarism. In February 2016, F1000Research published a paper called How blockchain-timestamped protocols could improve the trustworthiness of medical science. The authors, Greg Irving and John Holden, demonstrated the use of the bitcoin blockchain as a way of publicly verifying the existence of a certain document at a certain point in time. Th
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82-year-old ‘America’s Got Talent’ star rocks out with Drowning Pool John Hetlinger, the 82-year-old retired engineer who wowed America’s Got Talent with his screaming skills in June, reached peak metal on Friday: he performed with Drowning Pool itself. The band invited Hetlinger to join them at Chicago’s Open Air Festival to perform “Bodies” — the same song he crushed on AGT (and during numerous karaoke sessions ) . Spoiler alert: it’s still awesome. Wa
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Microsoft’s Experimental Tech Captures 3D Scenes in Unprecedented Detail The ability to capture and render scenes in 3D has been around for a while now, but for the most part this technology has been limited to non-moving objects. The reason for this limitation is obvious: as soon as you incorporate motion into the picture, there are way more parameters the algorithm rendering the object needs to account for. Although computers have gotten pretty good at 3D rendering
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Exploring the limits of good taste with Xbox Design Lab A gamepad is the part of a game console people have the most intimate relationship with. You’re holding it in your hands for hours on end, and you know it so well you can control its every function without even looking at it. When the action gets intense, your hands start to sweat from twiddling the thumbsticks. For plenty of people, it’s the first thing that comes to mind when they want to throw
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Shredo Simplifies Secure File Deletion on Mac Mac: Securely deleting files isn’t a total necessity for most of us, but if you want to make sure what individual files you delete are really gone for good, Shredo’s a solid tool for doing so. All you have to do is drag a file into Shredo under whatever security level you’d like to use. After you do, Shredo does its job and deletes the file. It’s a super simple and easy way to make sure files are
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Fluorescence Is Like A Rave At the Molecular Level Ever wonder why your highlighters glow in the dark? How about glow sticks at a rave? Our world is full of glowing objects that awe us even into adulthood, and their existence is easily explained. At least, it’s easy to understand thanks to the American Chemical Society, which released a video to explain why some stuff you have glows in the dark as part of its Reactions: This is Chemistry series.
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EU leaders fear repression, strained relations after Turkey’s attempted coup European Council President Donald Tusk, as well as the leaders of Germany and France, urged Ankara to deal with the organizers of the failed coup in line with the rule of law, fearing that repression may harm already strained relations between the EU and Turkey. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Cardless cash withdrawal coming to a lot more ATMs, eventually Getting cash out of an ATM could be getting a bit easier. Finance technology company Fidelity Information Services and ATM provider Payment Alliance International have announced that they will be bringing Touch ID to 70,000 ATMs across the United States. The partnership will allow customers to use the FIS Cardless Cash app on select PIA ATMs. The system currently allows customers to make a withdr
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Microwave a Quick French Toast Breakfast In a Mug If you’re after a comforting breakfast you can make in about three minutes, look no further than French toast in a mug. With a few kitchen staples, Emily Caruso at Jelly Toast explains how to whip up a hearty breakfast favorite with minimal effort. All you need is a large mug, some milk, butter, one egg, a slice of bread, a little vanilla extract, and some cinnamon—plus whatever toppings you like
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Robotic Exoskeletons May Become Skintight Suits Slashdot reader Kassandra Perlongo shares an article about “soft robotics and exoskeletons” at the University of Salford, writing “those bulky, mechanical suits could eventually be a thing of the past.” Children with a rare neurological disease were recently given the chance to walk for the first time thanks to a new robotic exoskeleton… But while today’s exoskeletons are mos
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How Trucks Can Make Delivery Drones a Reality Delivery drones may still seem a ways off because of new U.S. commercial drone regulations requiring drones to stay within sight of their human operators on the ground. But such rules pose no problem for a U.S. startup that developed a drone capable of launching from delivery trucks and dropping off packages within the driver’s line of sight. The HorseFly drone developed by Workhorse Group, an ele
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DARPA and Air Force Research making progress to mind controlled and autonomous drone swarms with prototype flight launches targeting 2020 A researcher at Arizona State University 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. “I can see that activity from outside,” said Panagiotis Artemiadis (pictur
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‘Turkey coup plotter’ Gulen: Failed uprising could have been ‘staged’ by Erdogan himselfThe preacher who has been accused by the Turkish government of trying to seize power in a military coup has hit back, appearing to accuse President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of conducting a deadly false flag operation, and comparing him to Hitler. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Bird-Shaped Drone Symbolizes New Forms Of Covert Surveillance To Come One security writer in Somali recently discovered a downed metal drone that had been carefully disguised as a bird, a reminder that drones will bring powerful new forms of surveillance. Slashdot reader Stephen Sellner also shares an article by the CEO of one unmanned systems company who’s predicting that the commercial drone industry will create more than 100,000 new jobs and generate more than $8
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Too free? Is South Africa’s constitution too liberal for its people, asks the BBC’s Milton Nkosi.
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Hendrix’s hit-maker His discovery of a young Jimi Hendrix in a New York coffee house would change the face of music. Twenty years on from Chas Chandler’s death, those who knew him look back at his life.
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Cancer-fighting gene immunotherapy shows promise as treatment for HIV Recently discovered potent antibodies can be used to generate a specific type of cell called chimeric antigen receptors, or CARs, that can be used to kill cells infected with HIV-1, new research suggests.
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There is something about those energy drinks Energy drinks combined with alcohol (AmEDs) were once available for purchase as a premixed beverage, until 2010 when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration determined that the combination was unsafe. However, the popularity of AmEDs continues to rise, fueled by private consumers and bartenders. There are a variety of risks associated with AmEDs, including a greater chance of binge drinking than wit
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Working memory in aging adults becomes increasingly affected by alcohol Working memory can be thought of as short-term memory, temporarily holding ideas and recent events in the mind for quick recall. Working memory often declines with age; it may also be susceptible to interactions between age and alcohol use. Frontal theta power (FTP) and posterior alpha power (PAP) are electrophysiological measures of brain activity associated with cognitive effort and maintenance
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Health benefits of Pokémon Go Real-life positive health consequences of playing Pokémon Go–a new GPS-based augmented reality game–are being realized across the nation. According to one expert, this quest to “catch ’em all” is great news for public health.
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Vizio SmartCast Sets The Soundbar Higher There comes a moment in every man’s life when it’s time to upgrade from a ghetto blaster with an auxiliary cable to a fully-fledged home theatre system, and the folk at Vizio know this. While anybody with an HD flatscreen, PS4 / X-Box One and all the streaming services on Apple TV probably already has some kind of surround sound […] Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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The Pentagon is developing cyber warfare tools to fight ISIS US Cyber Command chief Adm. Michael S. Rogers has created a dedicated unit tasked with developing a suite of malware and digital weapons that can be used to wage (a digital) war against ISIS. The Pentagon originally gave Cyber Command the daunting task of launching online attacks against the Islamic State earlier this year. Unfortunately, according to The Washington Post , Cybercom was ill-prepar
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Huge blast rocks arms factory near Aleppo as ISIS, Al-Nusra shell city & attack Syria troops (VIDEO) Terrorists shelled parts of the Syrian city of Aleppo with rockets, killing at least five and injuring another nine people on Saturday. Meanwhile, a massive explosion was seen at a military plant outside Aleppo, with blasts heard in a 100km radius from the site. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Mars 2020 rides Curiosity’s coattails to final assembly and testing NASA’s Mars 2020 rover looks to be on track with the space agency announcing that the unmanned explorer has gone on to the fourth phase of its development, which includes final system assembly, testing, and launch. The follow up to the highly successful Curiosity rover mission is scheduled for liftoff in the middle of 2020 and arrival at the Red Planet in February 2021 to begin its mission to exp
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London sees mass post-Brexit anti-Tory, anti-austerity, anti-racism protest (PHOTOS)Several thousand protesters demonstrated in London on Saturday against austerity, racism and the new Tory government. The opposition rally was the biggest major protest since the June 23 Brexit referendum. Read Full Article at RT.com
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How Drake can help you understand your business As a founder or someone working in a startup, the main priority is always staying alive. Every ounce of your budget needs to be spent efficiently. It’s all about difficult decisions, and some of them can be messy and complex. With options coming from every angle, you need to find ways to make them as simple as possible. This is where our good friend Drake comes in. Read More
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Steeply pitched roofs feature on Dezeen’s new Pinterest board Pitched roofs are back in vogue and pointier than ever , so we’ve pinned some of the best examples to a new Pinterest board, including a timber-clad house on Canada’s Cape Breton and a summer house that doubles as a climbing wall . Follow Dezeen on Pinterest | See more pointy roofs in our archives
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Why your immune system may control your social behavior Normal brain activity (credit: University of Virginia Health System) In a discovery that raises fundamental questions about human behavior, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have found that the immune system directly affects — and even controls — our social behavior, such as our desire to interact with others. That finding could have significant implications for neurolo
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How to set a custom theme with Google Keyboard Yesterday Google updated its Google Keyboard Android app with a nifty feature: the ability to customize the keyboard’s background with your own image. For the past few months, this feature was limited to devices running the Android N developer preview. Now any Android device can take advantage of it. Third-party keyboard apps have offered this type of functionality before, but now it’s part of Go
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Mayo Clinic researchers discover drug combination that helps immune system attack cancer cells Effects of combination drug treatment on tumor size in square millimeters over 67 days for multiple mice (credit: Soraya Zorro Manrique et al./Oncotarget) Mayo Clinic researchers have developed a drug combination that could enhance the immune system’s ability to attack cancer cells. The drugs have shown a pronounced therapeutic effect against advanced and metastatic cancers in mice, according to
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You can now experience what it feels like to have autism The Cherokee tribe of Native Americans had a well-known proverb stating that you “shouldn’t judge a person before you have walked a mile in their shoes”. It’s practical advice to view a situation from the perspective of another before rendering an opinion. One can see how this type of thinking can lead to greater compassion and understanding of those around us. But how can one really experience t
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Quake jolts Tokyo region; no tsunami warning issued A moderately strong earthquake has rattled the Tokyo region, but there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
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Canadian priest charged for gambling away $400,000 of refugee aid A priest in London, Canada, has been charged with fraud for allegedly stealing and gambling away some US$400,000 (C$500,000) collected by his parish for refugee aid. Read Full Article at RT.com
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World touring solar plane’s final leg to UAE delayed The final leg of an unprecedented world tour by a solar-powered plane was postponed Saturday due to the pilot’s health, he said in a message on Twitter.
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Armenia police station stormed in Yerevan with hostages taken An armed group storms a police station in Armenia’s capital, Yerevan, taking hostages and calling for the release of “political prisoners”.
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Turkey: Protesters take to streets against coup attempt Protesters take to the streets of Turkey to demonstrate their rejection of the attempted coup in the country.
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Huge fire at hotel in Mecca (VIDEOS, PHOTOS) A hotel in Mecca is engulfed in flames, local media report. Multiple photos and videos of the huge fire have been posted online. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Social media star strangled in Pakistan, brother confesses to ‘honor killing,’ has ‘no regrets’Pakistani social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch has been strangled to death by her brother, who eventually admitted to having committed the crime. The young woman’s posts defied tradition in Pakistan and defended liberal views. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The H-1B positions of Clinton and Trump With the political conventions set for the next two weeks, now is the time to offer a summary of where Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton stand on tech’s top issue, immigration. Silicon Valley fears Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president. A letter released Thursday and signed by about 150 technologists, inventors and entrepreneurs, said Trump would be a disaster for innovation . Mu
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‘The Solus Project’ is Xbox One’s sci-fi exploration game We’ve seen a few games graduate from the Xbox Game Preview program and become full-fledged Xbox One titles, but perhaps none as intriguing as The Solus Project . Earth is a goner, so humanity takes to the stars, with what’s left of the human race hanging out near Pluto. From there you’re shipwrecked on an even more distant planet while looking for a suitable colonization site. “You are compl
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A Smart Typewriter Is a Thing and I’m in Love With It Freewrite is a luxury word processor for writers, with a great mechanical keyboard, cloud-syncing capabilities, and freedom from web-based distractions. The post A Smart Typewriter Is a Thing and I’m in Love With It appeared first on WIRED .
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Tomorrow’s Prosthetic Hand Recent breakthroughs in technology could mean a fully functional artificial hand may be on the horizon — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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New Study Shows Why Big Pharma Hates Medical Marijuana HughPickens.com writes: Christopher Ingraham writes in the Washington Post that a new study shows that painkiller abuse and overdose are significantly lower in states with medical marijuana laws and that when medical marijuana is available, pain patients are increasingly choosing pot over powerful and deadly prescription narcotics. The researchers “found that, in the 17 states with a medical-
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Studio Libeskind’s Faceted Tower Wins Competition for Mixed-Use Complex in LithuaniaCourtesy of Studio Libeskind Studio Libeskind has won an international competition for the design of a mixed-use tower and complex in the heart of Vilnius , Lithuania . The 20,000 square meter building will feature offices, a luxury hotel, restaurants and public amenities and will be located at the intersection of the White Bridge, the Neris River and Old Town. Courtesy of Studio Libeskind “The i
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Sail the friendly seas — er, skies — in the Solent Sky museum’s flying boats – CNET From a huge Short Sandringham to a sleek Supermarine S.6, the Solent Sky museum in England is a must-see for any fan of flying boats and seaplanes.
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Smartphone Label Maker updates the past with a tool of the future Remember how when you were a young lad back in the late 1980s or 1990s, there were some of your classmates who loved to have their items labeled? Those include their pencil cases to their books and even bags, while some might even to go the extreme and label their stationery with their name. Of course, then came the digital revolution that saw CDs being labeled, or having being printed, so the li
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Pineapple Shaped Tumbler Bring a tropical vibe to your home bar using this pineapple shaped tumbler. This quirky two piece brass tumbler comes apart at the center and can also be utilized as a drinking cup by placing the larger bottom half over the top half. Check it out $34.95
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Wood Pallet Coffee Table Keep it casual by accenting the rustic theme of your humble abode with this wood pallet coffee table. This handmade piece is crafted from industrial pallets, reclaimed wood, and accented with wheels at the base so you can easily move it when needed. Check it out $133.71
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Modular Temperature Bottle Have your choice of hot or cold when thirst strikes by toting around this modular temperature bottle. The design of this unique bottle allows you to store 2 beverages of opposing temperatures at the same time with perfect insulation. Check it out $35.00
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Whopper Scented Air Freshener Why have your ride smell like a ‘new car’ when you can give it a mouth-watering Whopper aroma instead? This Whopper shaped air freshener will overpower your vehicle with a tasty burger aroma that everyone will drool over. Check it out
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Bahrain’s main Shia opposition bloc dissolved by court Al-Wefaq, Bahrain’s Shia opposition group, has been dissolved by the kingdom’s top court for “harboring terrorism,” local media report. The court in Manama has also ordered that the movement’s finances be impounded by government. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Fethullah Gulen: Turkey coup ‘could have been staged’ The reclusive cleric Fethullah Gulen, blamed by President Erdogan for the failed coup in Turkey, suggests that the government could have staged the uprising.
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IdeAL Concrete Ceiling Lamp Elevate your home décor with simplistic minimalism with the IdeAL Concrete Ceiling Lamp. Available in light grey, dark grey, or blue grey, this stunning lamp is handmade and hangs delicately from your ceiling to provide focused yet soft light over your desk or table or just to create ambience. The timeless design of the IdeAL Concrete Ceiling Lamp has been modernized by the use of real concrete t
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Nepsu Triangle Hi-Fi Speaker Introducing the Nepsu Triangle Hi-Fi Speaker, the world’s most convenient speaker. Customizable, this speaker is designed to fit in with your décor and your space with ease. Using interchangeable color plates, cables, mesh, and cases, the Triangle can be transformed to suit your style anywhere. Additionally, the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled speaker can be rested on any surface, mounted to your wal
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TAG Luxury Leather Charging Cable by Native Union Be sure to have a charge wherever you go with the TAG Luxury Leather Charging Cable by Native Union. Unlike portable batteries and cables, this Lightning and USB connector cable is neatly tucked inside a stunning all-leather tag. The TAG Cable elegantly wraps and secures around the handle or straps of your purse or bag. When you need to top up your Apple product, simply tug the cables and they’ll
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Crosley Nomad Portable Turntable with Software Introducing the Crosley CR6232A-BR Nomad Portable Turntable with Software, the creative solution for making your music with vinyl. Using an NP5 needle and a belt-driven turntable mechanism, this turntable produces beautifully clear sound from its built-in speakers. Additionally, the Crosley Nomad Turntable includes the software you need to rip and edit audio content as well as a USB cable to conn
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Typhoon H Intelligent 4K Drone by Yuneec Introducing the Typhoon H Intelligent 4K Drone by Yuneec. Equipped with Intel RealSense technology, this drone is capable of detecting obstacles in its path and even navigating around them. Integrating with the Follow Me feature, the Typhoon H Drone builds a 3D model of the world to navigate so you can focus on the task at hand. Amazingly, the Typhoon H Drone is also able to remember the 3D world
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Attack in Nice: Muslims describe tensions after lorry attack French Muslims in Nice speak about the tensions that have arisen since the beachfront lorry attack on city.
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Lucy McRae film explores how design could prepare humans for outer space Lucy McRae ‘s short film The Institute of Isolation is a fictional examination of the ways travellers to outer space could use architecture and design to train their bodies for the challenge (+ movie). (more…)
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Nyrius WS54 HD Video Transmitter and Receiver brings a new level of convenience to your home Nyrius might not be a name that we are familiar with, although your view might change after reading this. They happen to be innovators of convenient connected home devices, and have recently announced the availability of its latest wireless home entertainment solution that is known as the WS54 HD Video Transmitter and Receiver. What is the WS54 capable of doing? For starters, it enables users to
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Elon Musk Shares His Miracle Strategy For Getting So Much Done There’s no doubt that Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk works a lot. The question is, rather, how he actually does it. In a recent Twitter conversation about his lack of sleep lately, he enlightened us all about his secret to keeping focused on the job at hand—“large amounts of crack.” Of course, he’s joking about the crack. (Well, hopefully he is—unless the tweet is about that Christmas crack stuff tha
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Lego’s Buildable Superheroes Are Stupid Cute Making their debut at San Diego Comic-Con next week and going wide in 2017, Lego BrickHeadz Marvel and DC buildable figures are freakishly adorable. Read more…
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There’s No Wrong Way to Make a Tadpole (or Froglet) Marsupial frogs, “vomit frogs” and foam-spewers reveal the glorious range of frog baby-making techniques
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A City’s Design Can Help Foster Racial Equality, Say Eight Experts Turning infrastructural divides into opportunities There’s been plenty of conversation lately about how inequality continues to be enforced by American institutions, and nowhere is this more prevalent than in the design of our cities. In fact, this is the very reason that highways which severed our neighborhoods have become flashpoints for protests in recent years. But what can cities do to fix t
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Want a perfect replica of NASA’s Apollo 11 flight dossier? Check out this Kickstarter Want a perfect copy of NASA’s Apollo 11 Flight Plan dossier, but don’t have the incredibly deep pockets needed to get one at auction? A few years ago you would’ve been out of luck. Fortunately, in 2016, space-fans have found the hero they deserve in Alistair Moorby — the brains behind a successful Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund a perfect replica of the iconic mission’s dossier. “I’ve always be
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Xbox One getting background music soon, but not from Spotify – CNET For now, Spotify is remaining exclusive to PlayStation on console.
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Fracking industry wells associated with increased risk of asthma attacks People with asthma who live near bigger or larger numbers of active unconventional natural gas wells operated by the fracking industry in Pennsylvania are 1.5 to four times likelier to have asthma attacks than those who live farther away, new research suggests.
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Novel Biomarkers Can Help Detect Illegal Blood Doping in Athletes Increasing oxygen delivery to muscles can help athletes perform better and give them the edge needed to win elite competitions. One of the best ways to increase oxygen supply is through blood manipulation, undergoing a blood transfusion that provides extra red blood cells and boosts oxygen levels. These blood transfusions, popularly known as “blood doping,” are illegal for professional a
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No Blood Vessels Without Cloche The decade-long search by researchers worldwide for a gene, which is critical in controlling the formation of blood and blood vessels in the embryo, shows how fascinating science can be. It is more than 20 years since Didier Stainier, director at the Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research in Bad Nauheim, discovered a zebrafish mutant named cloche. This mutant lacks development of both b
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Why the Cost of Living Is Poised to Plummet in the Next 20 Years People are concerned about how AI and robotics are taking jobs, destroying livelihoods, reducing our earning capacity, and subsequently destroying the economy. In anticipation, countries like Canada, India and Finland are running experiments to pilot the idea of “universal basic income” — the unconditional provision of a regular sum of money from the government to support livelihood inde
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Suicide Pact:The Radical Expansion of Presidential Powers and the Lethal Threat to American Liberty In Suicide Pact , Judge Andrew P. Napolitano details a long, sordid history of governmental—and especially presidential—encroachments on liberty, enacted in the name of protecting America but which serve instead to undermine national security and erode the nation’s founding freedoms. Appealing to all politically aware Americans but especially to highly engaged conservatives and libertarians (incl
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New link between periodontal and cerebrovascular diseases A new study has revealed a relationship between chronic periodontitis and lacunar infarct, two common diseases in the elderly. Chronic periodontitis is an inflammatory disease of the gums, whereas lacunar infarct is a type of cerebral small vessel disease that can lead to a stroke.
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Roger Stone Says Libertarians Should Support Trump Because He’s Anti-Drug War and Pro-LGBT Rights Veteran GOP political operative and proudly self-admitted “dirty trickster” Roger Stone tells Reason that libertarians should vote for Donald Trump, primarily because the alternative is Hillary Clinton, but also because (according to Stone) the GOP’s presumptive nominee is anti-drug war and pro-LGBT rights. The man Trump once described to the New Yorker as called a “stone-cold lose
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Storm Glass Time-Lapse A storm glass is a contraption which was invented in the 18th century as a (not very effective) weather forecast device. As NightHawkInLight demonstrates, when its crystal-growing action is sped up, it looks like a self-operating snow globe. DIY video here . Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Making a Bearing Glow Could You Outrun a Fart? How Strong is Oobleck? A Snowball’s Chance in He
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The Year’s Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories Have Been Determined You’re going to want to clear a bit of time in your schedule for October. That’s when The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2016 collection arrives, and io9 is proud to debut the full list of stories chosen as the year’s best—including one from io9 co-founder Charlie Jane Anders! Read more…
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Raymond: DoD is in a space “renaissance” WASHINGTON – One of the U.S. Air Force’s senior space officials said July 14 that the Defense Department has little room for error as it transforms how it operates in space. Lt. Gen. Jay Raymond, the Air Force’s deputy chief of staff for operations who previously led the 14th Air Force, told a group of young space professionals here that “there is absolutely nothing that we do in the joint force
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Comcast expands $10 internet plan to 2 million more low-income households Comcast is expanding its services to help more low-income people get access to the internet without having to pay Comcast’s normal prices. The expansion, part of the company’s Internet Essentials program, will see another 2 million households able to get 10Mbps internet connectivity for $10 per month, thanks to the fact that it now covers HUD-assisted (Department of Housing and Urban Development)
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Logitech M535 Compact Wireless Bluetooth Mouse $19.99 Logitech M535 Compact Wireless Bluetooth Mouse $19.99
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Researchers determine key improvement for fuel cells Washington State University researchers have determined a key step in improving solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), a promising clean energy technology that has struggled to gain wide acceptance in the marketplace.
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How the body disposes of red blood cells, recycles iron What happens when red blood cells become damaged or reach the end of their normal life span, and how is the iron required for carrying oxygen recycled? A new study contradicts previous thinking about where and how worn-out red blood cells are disposed of and their iron retained for use in new cells.
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The Ivation Electric Ice Shaver will help you stay cool for the summer If there’s one thing that’s going to help you chill out when it’s hot, that would be ice . We don’t want to cover our body in ice packs because that would make us too cold, and would cover us in water. Cranking up the AC means higher monthly bills, and while there are methods to using existing power usage to your advantage, they’re often more expensive options. Normally using a drink or cold snac
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Covenant is broken for the middle class as most will be worse off than parents The real incomes of about two-thirds of households in 25 advanced economies were flat or fell between 2005 and 2014. Without action, this phenomenon could have corrosive economic and social consequences. Most people growing up in advanced economies since World War II have been able to assume they will be better off than their parents. For much of the time, that assumption has proved correct: exce
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Astronauts Could Get Ripped On Their Way To Mars Space Show up swole to the Martian surface Astronauts planning to pioneer a new planet will need to stay fit…
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Dezeen’s Top Jobs of the Week: OMA, Steven Holl Architects, Heatherwick Studio and MoreWe’re proud to announce a new partnership with Dezeen, showcasing their international architecture recruitment platform Dezeen Jobs! Our first weekly roundup of the best positions from the site includes openings at Adjaye Associates in London, Steven Holl Architects in Beijing and OMA in Rotterdam. Junior 3D artist at Visualhouse in Los Angeles An exciting opportunity to join Visualhouse at a piv
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Young Architect Guide: 6 Alternatives to Architectural Practice Architecture school isn’t just about learning how to build buildings. Research, digital modeling, material experimentation and prototyping are just a handful of skills that a student develops through the course of study, along with an uncanny ability to do all this on little to no sleep. While the majority of graduates go on to practice architecture after school, there are countless alternative r
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Mountain house This compact wooden structured house with inclined walls is located in a residential neighborhood in Hyogo, Japan. The two requirements from the client were to have enough space to park a large four-wheel drive car, and not to be bothered by neighbor’s gaze while relaxing in the house. In order to fit
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San Andreas Earthquakes Can Be Caused by the Moon and Sun Image: Shutterstock Since the time of Isaac Newton, scientists have wondered if the gravitational pull of the sun and moon might be strong enough to trigger earthquakes and tremors on Earth. An analysis of 81,000 low-frequency earthquakes along the San Andreas Fault now confirms these suspicions. The new paper, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , shows that small, deep
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Hummingbird Flight Is More Amazing Than We Realized Hummingbirds are some of the most sophisticated fliers on Earth, weaving in and out of branches without so much as rustling a leaf. Now, biologists have discovered a new mechanism these feathered helicopters use to avoid collisions—and it could help us build better drones. Many insects, including honeybees and houseflies, steer using a simple visual cue: how quickly objects pass them laterally. K
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Roll into your next tailgate party with the Kicker Bullfrog Jump wireless speaker – CNET If your tailgating game needs an audio upgrade, the new Bullfrog Jump Bluetooth speaker from Kicker is up for the job.
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Bugs’ flair for foraging inspires quest for new smart therapies Fresh insight into how ocean bacteria search for food could aid the development of a new generation of bacterial therapies programmed to treat disease.
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Trees rely on a range of strategies to hunt for nutrient hot spots On the surface, trees may look stationary, but underground their roots—aided by their fungal allies—are constantly on the hunt and using a surprising number of strategies to find food, according to an international team of researchers.
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Country’s Largest Rooftop Solar Array Just Finished Atop Vegas Convention Center Viva sustainable energy! Las Vegas—capital of entertainment and weird celebrity mansions —has a new reason to shine this week. The city is now home to the country’s largest rooftop solar array, a 28-acre expanse of 26,000 photovoltaic panels atop the Mandalay Bay convention center. The record was reached with the recent completion of a $70 million expansion to the building, which also added the l
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The secret of anti-terror architecture: Your city is probably safer than you realize No one wants to live behind barricades and barbed wire, but everyone wants to feel safe, particularly in the wake of horrifying, unforeseeable massacres The post The secret of anti-terror architecture: Your city is probably safer than you realize appeared first on Architecture Lab .
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Long-awaited breakthrough in the reconstruction of warm climate phasesBremerhaven/Germany, 18. July 2016. Scientists from the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) have overcome a seeming weakness of global climate models. They had previously not been able to simulate the extreme warm period of the Eocene. One aspect of this era that particularly draws interests to climatologists: It was the only phase in recent history when
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Taser Plans to Livestream Police Body Camera Footage to the Cloud by 2017 Could police officers someday identify criminals just by looking at them? That’s the vision being touted by Taser International, which holds a monopoly on “conducted electrical weapons” for law enforcement and is aiming to build one for police body cameras, according to a Businessweek cover story . In the story, Lieutenant Dan Zehnder of the Las Vegas Police Department imagined himself
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Someone approved ‘white elevators’ signs at Republican convention The first controversy of the Republican National Convention occurred well before day one, when signs for “white elevators” were spotted in the halls. The convention also, reportedly, has red and blue elevators — part of a patriotic color trio — at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. It is unclear why none of the convention staff realized “white elevators” might remind conven
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New technique lets you fold flat metal or plastic into a 3D shape A computational design tool created by researchers at Carnegie Mellon and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology lets you fold a piece of metal or plastic into a “complex 3D shape” …
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‘Pokémon Go’ helps Nintendo break major stock market record Nintendo continues to make headlines, all thanks to Pokémon Go . Now the video game giant had the biggest daily turnover of any company on the Tokyo stock market this past Friday, July 15th. Nintendo traded 476 billion yen in one day ( $4.5 billion), according to Bloomberg, breaking the record previously held by energy company Tokyo Electric. While this wasn’t the largest volume of Nintendo stock
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Stylish louvres change Moonlight Cabin from a fortress to a breezy, open-air retreat Tucked within its small footprint is a treasure trove of luxuries, all designed to house a small family on vacation. The cabin spans a humble 645 square feet (60 square meters) and includes a fully appointed kitchen and bathroom. In the main living area, a giant U-shaped built-in sofa provides maximum lounge space and a spectacular view from a floor-to-ceiling window, obscured only slightly by a s
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Sony’s Life Space UX Speaker Adds a Touch of Glass In the not-so-vast world of high quality sound technology integrating perfectly with household items, it’s hard to go past Sony’s ridiculously clever and innovative range of audio visual equipment known as ‘Life Space UX’. The range features short throw projectors that can turn your wall into a 147” HD screen, or a window gazing out at anything you like, light […] Visit Man of Many for the full p
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Here’s Yet Another Logitech Deal: MK550 Keyboard and Mouse Combo for $38 Continuing today’s bounty of Logitech peripheral deals, Amazon’s offering up the MK550 keyboard and mouse combo for $38 right now , or about $6 less than usual Read more…
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Sharp LC-50N6000U 50″ 4K UHD LED LCD Smart HDTV + $150 Dell eGift Card $549.99 Sharp LC-50N6000U 50″ 4K UHD LED LCD Smart HDTV + $150 Dell eGift Card $549.99
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AT&T wants you to own the LG K10 and LG G Pad X 8.0 without breaking the bank It is always a nice feeling to know that there are companies out there who want to make sure that you are able to stretch every single available dollar in your pocket to its maximum. Recently with the kind of uproar in Turkey, we saw how mobile providers offered free calls to and from Turkey — which made plenty of sense, not to mention spread a fair amount of goodwill around. This time around, we
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Restaurant Chefs are Using Functional Ingredients to Drive Menu Trends Chefs are mixing the culinary arts with food science to create new menu items and commercial products. The products include vegan burgers that taste like big juicy hamburgers and caramelized meat flavors that can mimic flavors typically acquired through traditional cooking techniques. The latest developments in this merging of food science and the culinary arts — known as culinology – were presen
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Scientists Delve Into ‘Black Box’ of DNA Research In a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers show that an unusual DNA repeat element on an inactive X chromosome is actually essential to the overall three-dimensional structure of this female-specific genetic phenomenon.
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New ORNL Tool Probes for Genes Linked to Toxic Methylmercury Environmental scientists can more efficiently detect genes required to convert mercury in the environment into more toxic methylmercury with molecular probes developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
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FSU Gets $10m for Nuclear Research Center Researchers Will Focus On Nuclear Waste Cleanup from Cold War-Era Production
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In Gauging and Correcting Errors, Brain Plays Confidence Game, New Research Shows The confidence in our decision-making serves to both gauge errors and to revise our approach, New York University neuroscientists have found. Their study offers insights into the hierarchical nature of how we make choices over extended periods of time, ranging from medical diagnoses and treatment to the strategies we use to invest our money.
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Lampuga Boost Electric Surfboard Paddling out to the waves is a drag, not to mention waiting for the perfect one that might never be. The Lampuga Boost Electric Surfboard makes its own waves thanks to an on-board 15 or 22 horsepower electric motor that’s neither loud nor dirty, and propels you to speeds of up to 32 knots (37 miles per hour) thanks to a handheld throttle integrated in the steering cable. The German-made board aut
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Synthetic membranes created to mimic properties of living cells Biochemists at the University of California San Diego have developed artificial cell membranes that grow and remodel themselves in a manner similar to that of living mammalian cells.
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Air pollution reduction settlement reached for 6 refineries The Justice Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday announced a $425 million settlement with two companies to reduce air pollution at six petroleum refineries in the West.
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How to make your home more energy efficient Whether you’re looking to save the environment or save on your utility bills, making your home more energy efficient is always a smart move. Senator Windows put together an infographic with some energy saving tips and tricks for all the major rooms of the house. From advice on new appliances to buy to easy suggestions on how to cut back on energy use, the infographic explores many ways for making
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Dinosaurs Literally Reshaped The Planet Dinos didn’t just leave behind footprints and fossil bones—they also changed the landscapes in which they lived
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When Whales Started Living Large A new study tracks “the rise of ocean giants.” — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Snapchat “Suggest” is the new way to get famous Finally there’s a better way to gain followers on Snapchat. The app refuses to tell you who to watch. There are no suggested user lists, no leaderboards, no little buttons everywhere begging you to add someone new. You’ve had to go out and find your own people to follow. Until now. Alongside the recent launch of Memories, Snapchat quietly added a new feature it didn’t… Read More
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Infant mortality is up 100 times from 2014 to 2% of all births which in Venezuela will be about 12000 deaths on an annual basis According to figures from Venezuela’s Health ministry infant mortality was two percent of births last year, 100 times worse than 2014. Venezuela had 617 710 live births in 2015. 2% infant mortality would be about 12000 deaths. The deterioration of the public health sector is a major challenge for the ruling Socialist Party which ran free health projects with the help of Cuban expertise including
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The Awamako 3D Foam Pen will let kids make creations, not messes Children are incredibly creative, but they aren’t so good at realizing how much of a mess they’re making in the process. While they will help you clean up after a day of playing with Play-Doh or markers, there’s usually a bit of finer detail cleaning that still has to be done. If you could get them to play with soap bubbles your job would already be half done, but unless you feel like whisking so
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Cubavera Men’s Essential Textured Performance Polo Shirt $19.99 Cubavera Men’s Essential Textured Performance Polo Shirt $19.99
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Eybesfeld Outdoor Swimming Pool The original plan for Eybesfeld Castle was to provide a new base and an integration into the landscape by a surrounding loop in exposed concrete. This loop should comprise living, secondary functions as well as an indoor swimming pool. This project was split up later on in two single projects: a living
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Are You Making These 6 Password Manager Security Mistakes? When it comes to making your digital life more secure, it’s tough to beat a password manager: they make it so you only have to remember one master password, instead of individual ones for the dozens (if not hundreds) of sites you’re a member of. They also tell you if you have strong passwords, let you get your login information on your phone, and all sorts of other conveniences. But there are a n
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BAE Systems debuts wearable charging tactical vest British military defense and security firm BAE Systems has revealed a new piece of kit for the mobile era. The Broadsword Spine is a next generation tactical vest for the military, capable of protecting from gunfire and charging mobile devices. BAE developed an e-textile technology for the wearable, which replaces cables and battery packs with a conductive fabric, reducing the weight by 40 percen
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Massage-giving robot rubs people the right way As our population continues to get older, physiotherapists are going to be needed more than ever. It was with this in mind that Emma – or Expert Manipulative Massage Automation – was created. The one-armed robot is designed to help physiotherapists handle an increasing workload, by conducting massage therapy on their human patients. .. Continue Reading Massage-giving robot rubs people the right w
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Zika Mystery Case Raises Questions about New Transmission Route Utah caregiver infection has prompted a federal investigation — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Lego Bucket Wheel Excavator With over 3,900 pieces, Lego’s forthcoming Bucket Wheel Excavator is officially the largest Lego Technic set to date. Completed, it stands 16-inches tall & 18-inches long. It’s got countless moving parts like a rotating bucket, working tank treads, & conveyor belts—even a motor. And how cool is it that it can be rebuilt into an aggregate processing plant? For purchase information, Click H
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Rep. Pascrell’s H-1B bill is a message to Democrats Early this month, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) introduced an H-1B reform bill that, he said, has little chance of being enacted this year. But that wasn’t the point of the bill. “I introduced my legislation, in fact, when I saw [that H-1B] wasn’t going to be in the [Democratic] platform,” Pascrell said during a telephone press conference Monday about his legislation. The Democrats,
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This Infographic Crams In Over 30 Essential Google Search Tips Google’s search engine is an always-expanding , extremely useful tool that’s packed with tons of different tools. Over on Zapier, they outline tons of different advanced tricks for searching Google as quickly as possible. http://lifehacker.com/google-tips-an… Lifehacker alum Melanie Pinola digs into tons of Google search tips here, including some that are easy to forget, like the mortgage calcula
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SOM Reveals Plans for New Urban District Around Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station 30th Street Station anchors a new city district with up to 18 million square feet of development. Image © SOM Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) has released plans for a new mixed-use urban district for Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station Precinct. In response to projections showing significant increases in transit activity in the coming decades, the project calls for a transformation of the exi
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Hummingbirds’ unique way of seeing prevents them from crashing Dare-devil fliers that can hover, fly backwards and go at more than 50 kilometres per hour rarely crash – here’s why
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MIT Researchers Find a Way To Make Solar Panels from Grass Clippings What if generating solar energy at home required little more than mixing some grass clippings with inexpensive chemicals? That’s exactly what MIT researcher Andreas Mershin has found to be the case. The scientist says creating a solar cell
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INFOGRAPHIC: The exciting future of sustainability Modern civilization has been relying on non-sustainable energy sources that pollute the earth. Once we learned the depth of the problem, people from around the globe started coming together to come create solutions for greener energy. Thanks to these thinkers, we now have some incredible new technologies like biomass fuel and hydropower, and things are only getting better as time goes on. To learn
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The Best, Coolest, and Impossible-to-Get Toys and Collectibles of San Diego Comic-Con 2016It’s almost time for San Diego Comic-Con 2016! That doesn’t just mean amazing new trailers, exciting big panels, and tons of awesome cosplay: it also means a bunch of incredible toys and goodies you can only get your hands on at the con. Here are just a few of the things we can’t wait to throw money at in the mere hopes of being able to purchase! Read more…
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Your grilled meat will thank you for these best Bottled Barbecue Sauces Your meat will thank you. The post Your grilled meat will thank you for these best Bottled Barbecue Sauces appeared first on The Manual .
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Sick of Trump and Hillary? Tune In Scott and Booker Instead of paying attention to Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton today, take a moment to listen to Senators Tim Scott and Cory Booker. Scott is a black Republican from South Carolina. Booker is a black Democrat from New Jersey. Together, they’ve done something relatively unusual in Washington these days—teamed up across partisan lines to introduce two pieces of legislation aimed at increasing upwar
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6 Amazing Elevated Gardens There’s now an effort to make greenways where none had ever existed or even buy artificial greenery like plant walls The post 6 Amazing Elevated Gardens appeared first on Architecture Lab .
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Victorian Green, Marble And Brass Kitchen Design This roomy kitchen is situated in a 1846 Victorian in London and was created by deVOL Kitchens, which make traditional ones, and this time is no exception. The floors and the ceiling are covered with light-colored wooden planks with a rustic look to make the space cozier, while the kitchen color is green and the walls are kept in the same shade to make the décor more harmonious. The kitchen model
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Research Shines Light on Lesser Known Form of Vitamin D in Foods New research presented at IFT16: Where Science Feeds Innovation found that animal foods (eggs, some meats and dairy products) that contain vitamin D also have another lesser known form of this nutrient that hasn’t been measured routinely in foods, according to Janet Roseland, a nutritionist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Nutrient Data Laboratory.
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Innovation Awards Address Clean Label, Sustainability, and Food Safety At a special presentation on Sunday morning at IFT16: Where Science Feeds Innovation, IFT Immediate Past President Mary Ellen Camire announced and presented three companies–Bavaria Corporation, CSIRO, and Weber Scientific–with the 2016 IFT Food Expo Innovation Award. The winning entries offer solutions to today’s food issues and trends of clean label, sustainability, and food safety.
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A Roosevelt And An Eisenhower Weigh In On the Future of the Party We’ll be reporting from Cleveland all week and live blogging each night. Check out all our dispatches from the GOP convention here . CLEVELAND — “The Republicans have to decide what direction they are going into — whether it’s the demagoguery, or whether it’s positive,” Tweed Roosevelt said on Monday. “In my view, the Republican Party has spent several years complaining and being obstructionist.
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Malaria: A genetically attenuated parasite induces an immune response With nearly 3.2 billion people currently at risk of contracting malaria, scientists have experimentally developed a live, genetically attenuated vaccine for Plasmodium, the parasite responsible for the disease. By identifying and deleting one of the parasite’s genes, the scientists enabled it to induce an effective, long-lasting immune response in a mouse model. These findings were published in th
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Spotify won’t like Apple’s new streaming music royalty proposal Apple has submitted a new proposal to the United States Copyright Royalty Board regarding streaming royalty payments, one which executives at the tech giant hope will simplify the manner in which rights holders are paid for streaming music plays, according to Billboard . Streaming services like Apple Music, Spotify, and others currently pay publishers and songwriters based on a complicated formul
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An Earthquake Swarm Has Taken Over Central California Central California is currently in the middle of an earthquake swarm, with up to 18 (and counting) tiny quakes shaking things up over the course of a single day. The situation is not, however, as ominous as it may seem. Read more…
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Modified rye bread helps patients with irritable bowel syndrome Patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are often concerned that certain foods may trigger or worsen their symptoms, which can include abdominal pain, diarrhea, or constipation. In a new study, patients who ate rye bread that was low in so-called ‘FODMAPs’ (fermentable oligo- di- and mono-saccharides and polyols) experienced milder IBS symptoms than patients who ate normal rye bread.
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Zuckerberg’s immigration reform group targets Trump policies – CNET A report from FWD.us, the lobby group backed by Facebook’s CEO, shows critical swing states have unfavorable views of the presumptive Republican nominee’s immigration platform.
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How future Jaguars, Land Rovers will help drivers avoid a close shave – Roadshow Future Jaguar Land Rover models will help keep you from inadvertently shearing bikes and kayaks off your roof rack.
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Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak just took a big step towards becoming real Harry Potter fans, take note: Scientists have made an object “disappear” using a cloaking device similar in many ways to the invisibility cloak imagined by author J.K. Rowling. Researchers from the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at the Queen Mary University of London worked with U.K. industry recently to demonstrate a device that allows curved surfaces to appear flat to ele
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Smallest hard disk to date writes information atom by atom Every day, modern society creates more than a billion gigabytes of new data. To store all this data, it is increasingly important that each single bit occupies as little space as possible. A team of scientists at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at Delft University reduced storage to the ultimate limit: They stored one kilobyte (8,000 bits) representing each bit by the position of a single chlor
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This tool will instantly colorize your black-and-white photos Have you ever thumbed through vintage postcards at a flee market and come across black-and-white photographs of a town or monument livened with a layer of water color or colored pencil? A new service on Algorithmia uses a deep learning algorithm to accomplish a similar result. To give it a try, simply paste the URL of a black-and-white image and tap “colorize it.” After a few seconds of
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2016 Could Be The Deadliest Year For Terror Attacks Targeting Police Since 1973 Even before the attacks on police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, this month, terrorists — including those who advocate political violence against the government — were increasingly targeting U.S. cops. Seven people were killed — not including the attackers — in eight terrorist attacks targeting police officers in the U.S. between 2013 and 2015, according to the Global Terrorism Da
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Almost Half of All TSA Employees Commit Misconduct, New Report Says A new report from the House Homeland Security Committee found that almost half of all Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees allegedly committed some form of misconduct between 2013 and 2015. Additionally, misconduct rose by nearly 29 percent during this period. Some of the complaints include failure to follow TSA procedures, abusive behavior, sexual misconduct, and bribery. On av
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Snapchat’s New Patent Hints At Augmented Reality Advertising Technology Ads could appear in your selfies The ephemeral social network seems to be developing an ad-overlay system that’ll turn your snaps into ads…
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Sea Slug Provides The Muscle For Tiny Robot Technology Biohybrid machine crawls (very slowly) Scientists have combined sea slug parts and 3D printed bodies to create biohybrid robots that can crawl–albeit very slowly. The robots’ locomotion is driven by muscles…
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F-Color Universal Waterproof Case (4-Pack) $12.99 F-Color Universal Waterproof Case (4-Pack) $12.99
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2nd IMA Conference on Nonlinearity and Coherent Structures Conference: 19 Jun 2017 – 21 Jun 2017, Norwich, United Kingdom. Organized by Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.
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International Conference on Soft Materials (ICSM 2016) Conference: 12 Dec 2016 – 16 Dec 2016, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
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Engineering the Future Festival Conference: 6 Oct 2016, London, United Kingdom. Organized by The Institution of Engineering and Technology.
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With one atom per bit, this 1-kilobyte hard drive is only 100 nanometers wide Here’s an interesting milestone to talk up around the water cooler: Researchers in the Netherlands have created a microscopic storage system that encodes every bit with a single atom — allowing them to fit a kilobyte in a space under 100 nanometers across. Read More
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Samsung Galaxy TabPro S 12″ 128GB WiFi Tablet $699 Samsung Galaxy TabPro S 12″ 128GB WiFi Tablet $699
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12.5-feet Telescoping Aluminum Extension Ladder $69.99 12.5-feet Telescoping Aluminum Extension Ladder $69.99
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The real story behind how BB-8 works in The Force Awakens Star Wars engineering experts have tipped their hand regarding one of Hollywood’s best-kept secrets: Exactly how BB-8 works in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. While film-makers behind the movie have given some clues as to how the droid works, and people have engineered backwards from Sphero’s toy version of the rolling droid, this is the first time we’ve been told in no… Read More
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Republican National Convention Devolves Into Chaos With Contentious Stop-Trump Rules Vote The Republican National Convention (RNC)n has only been going for a few hours, and it has already devolved into contention and chaos on the floor. Late this afternoon, Republicans running the convention denied a roll call vote on the convention’s rules, frustrating forces opposed to presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, who supported the maneuver. The details are somewhat arcane, but
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This start-up creates customized voices for people unable to speak American company VocaliD is creating customized voices for people who can’t speak. The new technology produces realistic voices by synthesizing and mixing recordings made before a person loses their vocal ability. Read more… More about Mashable Video , Technology , Real Time , Tech Innovators , and Voice Technology
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Anker Makes a Surge Protector, and It’s $5 Off Today Anker makes surge protectors now , and naturally, they come packed with PowerIQ USB charging ports for your mobile devices as well. This model features six AC outlets, four USBs, and an 18 month warranty backed by the same company that makes your favorite battery packs , Bluetooth headphones , and more. It normally sells for $30, but while supplies last, it’s marked down to $25. Read more…
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This pokédex battery case will help you become the pokémon master you were born to beAs every seasoned Pokémon Go player came to realize last week, the game is a major drain on your phone’s battery. You can carry around a portable battery pack to solve this issue and look like a nerd , or you can cop this pokédex battery case and still look like a nerd, but really own up to it. Sparkfun user Nick Poole has created a 3D-printed pokédex that adds an extra 2600mAh to his Samsung Gal
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Everything—Yes, Everything—Is a Harmonic Oscillator Physics undergrads might joke that the universe is made of harmonic oscillators, but they’re not far off. The post Everything—Yes, Everything—Is a Harmonic Oscillator appeared first on WIRED .
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Hands-on: The ZTE ZMAX Pro is a whole lot of phone for $99 Earlier today ZTE announced its newest device, the $99 ZTE Max Pro. On paper, it’s a whole lot of phone for an off-contract device. After spending a few minutes with it, there’s a lot to like. Specs Here’s the basic rundown: 1080p 6-inch LCD Snapdragon 617 processor 2 GB RAM 32 GB storage microSD slot (up to 128GB) Android Marshmallow USB-C (2.0 speeds) with quick charging 3,400 mAh battery 13 MP
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OCD treatment works within minutes – on mice Although obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is sometimes treatable with medication, it typically takes weeks or even months before there’s any noticeable difference. If new research being conducted at North Carolina’s Duke University is anything to go by, however, a much faster-acting treatment may be on its way. .. Continue Reading OCD treatment works within minutes – on mice Category: Health &
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Extend the life of your shaving razor exponentially without spending $299 for a sapphire blade Shaving razors are a lot like ink jet printers in that the refill cartridges are where the manufacturer makes its money from consumers. Much like printers, replacement razor cartridges cost an arm and a leg and although name-brand cartridges claim to offer a closer shave compared to a cheap disposable,…
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Apple ‘AirPods’ wireless headphones get trademark filing While new leaks and rumors about the upcoming iPhone 7 are abundant these days, there’s also been growing speculation that this year’s smartphone from Apple will also introduce a pair of wireless in-ear headphones called “AirPods.” The expectation is that the new headphones will come along side the iPhone 7’s removal of a standard headphone jack, making the wireless feature … Continue r
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Inhabitat’s Week in Green: Flying cars and an urban underground park The Tesla Model X is the best car in its class – but it’s also prohibitively expensive with a MSRP of $83,000. That’s set to change, as Tesla just launched a new version of its electric SUV that is $9,000 cheaper . If you’re holding out for a flying car, you won’t have to wait much longer – Aeromobile just unveiled a brand new prototype and announced plans to launch a commercial flying vehicle by
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artist sock set lets you wear world famous painters on your feet where can you find the fine art masters in one place? the louvre? the guggenheim? your sock-drawer? The post artist sock set lets you wear world famous painters on your feet appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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Panasonic brings alkaline battery power to a new level There is always room for improvement when it comes to modern day technological advancements, especially in the realm of battery power. The thing is, each time the ante is increased in terms of battery power and capacity, hardware manufacturers and software programmers alike will try to take advantage of the longer lasting battery or higher capacity by introducing more power hungry chipsets or app
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Russia launches ISS-bound cargo ship Moscow (AFP) July 17, 2016 A Russian rocket carrying an unmanned cargo ship blasted off for the International Space Station early Sunday from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Russian space agency said. The Soyuz rocket carrying the Progress MS-03 ship was launched on schedule at 00:41 Moscow time (21:41 GMT Saturday) and began a two-day journey to the ISS, the Roscosmos space agency said
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The Easiest Way to Make a Flaky, Four-Ingredient Simple Pie Crust Making pie—or at least making pie crusts—can be pretty intimidating if you’ve never baked before, enough that you might just run out and buy a premade crust. You don’t have to: You can get a super flaky pie crust with four ingredients and no special equipment, and Bon Appetit shows us how. The video above tells the tale, but the process only takes ten minutes, and ingredients list is easy enough:
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Scientists and zoos team up on landmark elephant welfare project Given that elephants are the largest land mammals on the planet, one might expect that when it comes to enclosures for zoo elephants, size matters. read more
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Time Is Running Out to Save Net Neutrality in Europe Europe is running out of time to protect net neutrality. One month after a US federal court upheld strong rules protecting net neutrality—the principle that all content on the internet should be equally accessible—the battle over how to protect the internet’s open, freewheeling nature has shifted to Europe . A coalition of prominent open internet advocates, including Sir Tim Berners-Lee , the inv
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Is The DOJ Using Obsolete Software To Subvert FOIA Requests? “A new lawsuit alleges that the U.S. Department of Justice intentionally conducts inadequate searches of its records using a decades-old computer system when queried by citizens looking for records that should be available to the public,” reports The Guardian. Slashdot reader Bruce66423 writes: An MIT PhD student has filed a suit in Federal court alleging that the use of a 21-year-old, I
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The Internet of Things Will Assimilate Us Into a Worldwide Neural Net Economic and social theorist Jeremy Rifkin says that sharing online and on-grid spells the death of capitalism and the birth of a worldwide neural net. Read More
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Freebie: MacX DVD Ripper Pro Helps to Digitize Your Movie Collection You probably long ago put your CDs into iTunes, but DVDs are not so easy to digitize. The process requires third-party software, and some apps are more obscure than others. MacX DVD Ripper Pro has long led the field, and you can currently get it free via MakeUseOf Deals, saving $59.99. No strings attached, just pure generosity! What it does MacX claims this is the fastest DVD ripper around, and t
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Sunday’s Best Deals: Ergonomic Mouse, CAP Barbell, Mini Cereal Boxes An ergonomic mouse , affordable weights , and a clever keyboard lead off Sunday’s best deals. Read more…
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New action cams from WASPcam can be submerged up to 98 feet without a case Anyone in the market for an action camera has more options than ever, and as companies continue to carve out their places in the market, WASPcam is elevating its game with some of the most rugged and capable models available. Digital Trends caught up with WASPcam’s Chris Kooistra, at Getgeeked during the 2016 CE Week tech conference to talk about the company’s latest innovations and upcoming came
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Senators urge U.S. carriers to put an end to those annoying robocalls When even U.S. senators — specifically, Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) — are sick and tired of robocalls and texts, you know there is a problem. As such, both senators called upon the CTIA — The Wireless Association, a lobby group that represents AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint — to fight back against the annoying practice. Related: The government may start making ro
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Baron Fig “Vanguard” Notebook Baron Fig’s new Vanguard notebook is a great complement to their Confidant. Whereas the Confidant is a thick hardcover notebook, the Vanguard is a thinner, softcover edition that still uses the same quality paper we’ve come to love in all of Baron Fig’s products. If you live a more rough-and-tumble life, you’ll dig how this notebook is designed to be used and abused. The Vanguard three-pack comes
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After Math: Fun and games This was a big week for diversions. Nintendo is sitting pretty thanks to its overnight smash hit, Pokémon Go — not to mention the excitement surrounding its upcoming NES Classic Edition mini-console. Additionally, MoviePass rolled out its revised film subscription rates. ESPN is finally giving eSports the attention it deserves. And Twitter tripled the size limit for displaying animated gifs to a
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6 Speakers To Make Life Sound Unique Cool Home Audio Speakers of 2016 In the way-back, music—and the equipment used to hear it—was more or less a uniform thing. There were a handful of genres, maybe a turntable more feature-laden than another and of course; the speakers. The rules for all of this gear were fairly consistent. They were to be treated reverently, they were to emphasize the sound quality and they were to stand in line w
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June Gold Assorted Gel Pens (72-Pack) $9.99 June Gold Assorted Gel Pens (72-Pack) $9.99
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How West Point is using an AI system to aid in its negotiation tactics Machines may not be known for their EQ (emotional quotient), but a new collaboration between Cogito Corp . and the U.S. Military Academy is on track to change our perceptions. The art of negotiation, which may have once been a distinctly human skill set, is being enhanced by Cogito, a company that specializes in real-time emotional intelligence solutions. Cadets at West Point will use this techno
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Relativity on Rotated Graph Paper This Insight is a follow up to my earlier tutorial Insight (Spacetime Diagrams of Light Clocks). I gave it a different name because I am placing more emphasis on Relativity and invariance, and I want to discuss more advanced methods involving “causal diamonds” (rather than just the “clock diamonds” in the earlier Insight). I will […]
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Sunday Hangover It’s been a rough couple of nights. Get a greasy sandwich and give your brain a rest. It’s time to kick back with some of our favorite videos and visuals from the past week.
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Ontario considers motion to ban phone use while crossing streets Using your phone while crossing the street can be a dangerous venture, particularly if you are someone who pays no attention whatsoever to your surroundings when doing so. However, it is also an activity that a city council speaker wanted to ban in the city of Toronto. As MobileSyrup notes, the Highway Traffic Act already forbids Ontario drivers from using their mobile devices while operating the
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The German scooter-car that made a SmartCar look like a tank Image: Spitta/ullstein bild via Getty Images In 1952, German aircraft engineer Fritz Fend presented a design for a Kabinenroller , or Cabin Scooter, to the Messerschmitt aircraft corporation, which had been prohibited from manufacturing aircrafts after World War II and was seeking other vehicles to produce. Three years later, the three-wheeled Messerschmitt KR200 was released to immediate success
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France questions if Turkey a ‘viable’ partner in Islamic State group fight France’s foreign minister said on Sunday that questions needed to be asked about whether Turkey is a viable partner in the fight against Islamic State (IS) group in Syria.
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Drawing Circuits Japanese tech company AgIC shows off its conductive ink pen in the best way possible, by using it to draw and complete circuits that bring a tiny, magical city to life. Grab the pen, eraser, and paper on Amazon for yourself. Hat Tip Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: The Mega Cockroach Trap The North Wind and the Sun Sky Q Fluid Viewing Ad Minecraft Smartphone Hotel Okura Tokyo: End of
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Apricorn SATA Wire Notebook Hard Drive Upgrade Kit $10.25AR Apricorn SATA Wire Notebook Hard Drive Upgrade Kit $10.25AR
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Curing Florida’s algae crisis will take time, money, science The enormous algae outbreak that has coated swaths of Florida’s St. Lucie River with guacamole-like sludge is a man-made affliction, arising from political and economic decisions made over the past 140 years.
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Maybe Robots Aren’t Really That Ready for Prime Time Are robots and AI really ready for us to begin depending on them? Read More
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Cyfie Multi-functional Grappling Hook Remember the Claw Crane arcade game ? Cyfie does, and they just made my Sunday morning incorporating it into their grappling hook demo video (in above gallery). Not a bad comparison to show how far we’ve come either. The Claw vs. a giant stuffed frog. Grabbing in futility at item with gripping crevices galore (yeah, yeah, I know they built it that way on purpose.) Then there’s the Cyfie hook. Dro
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Russia testing electronic components for a sixth generation fighter on their 5th gen T-50 prototype stealth fighter Russia is testing components for a sixth 6th generation fighter jet on the 5th generation PAK FA T-50 prototype. Back in early March reports stated that work on the sixth-generation fighter aircraft had begun, with the fighter’s manned and unmanned versions under development. The fighter prototype is expected to perform its maiden flight prior to 2025. That said, KRET [KRET, a subsidiary of Roste
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Sony Ultra Heavy Duty Carbon Zinc Battery AA Size (120 Pack) $24.99 Sony Ultra Heavy Duty Carbon Zinc Battery AA Size (120 Pack) $24.99
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Ford wants to send autonomous cars to driver’s ed What happens if your autonomous car flunks the self-driving test? Do you send it back to virtual driver’s ed? Racking up miles isn’t enough to certify self-driving cars; they must be successful in coping with a wide range of driving scenarios, according to Jim Buczkowski, Ford Research and Innovation director of electrical and electronics systems. He shared that opinion last week at a Seattle Met
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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Brain zappers, sapphire razors, SuperMeat At any given moment, there are approximately a zillion crowdfunding campaigns on the web. Take a stroll through Kickstarter or Indiegogo and you’ll find no shortage of weird, useless, and downright stupid projects out there — alongside some real gems. In this column, we cut through all the worthless wearables and Oculus Rift ripoffs to round up the week’s most unusual, ambitious, and exciting pro
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Here’s 7 prosthetic limbs that’re so amazing that they’re almost better than the real thingLosing a limb is devastating. The most common way to address the loss is a prosthetic, which attempts to at least give the wearer some of the dexterity back they’ve lost. Early on, these fake limbs could not do much, but as technology has evolved, so have prosthetics. Related: M osha the elephant goes mobile with a prosthetic leg These days, we’re amazed at what people are coming up with. We’ve s
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Syrian regime forces besiege rebel-held areas of Aleppo Opposition-controlled parts of Syria’s battered northern city Aleppo came under total siege on Sunday, after government forces severed the last route out of the east.
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Republican convention gets ‘bomb robots’ like the one used against the Dallas shooter – CNET Ohio law-enforcement agencies have at least 20 robots similar to the kind that was rigged with a bomb by Dallas police earlier this month.
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Gaming headset review roundup: Five options, one favorite As much as we’d all love surround sound in every room where we have a TV, it isn’t always feasible. Be it budgetary reasons or living in an apartment with roommates who don’t share your enthusiasm for late-night explosions, sometimes 5.1- or 7.1-channel audio is out of reach. Luckily, there are plenty of headphones to pick from. But that too comes with its own set of conundrums: Where does one ev
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Chernobyl Microbes Are Heading to the International Space Station SpaceX and NASA are ready to send the next cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station, which contains over 250 different research investigations that the space station crew will carry out over the next few months. Tucked in among the various experiments are several strains of fungi straight from the world’s worst nuclear disaster: Chernobyl. Thirty years ago, on April 26, 1986, tec
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Retired Chinese soldier creates ‘Japanese Devil Rickshaw’ robot in bizarre WWII tribute (VIDEO) In a bizarre commemoration for the fallen soldiers of the battle between China and Japan during World War II, a retired soldier has built what he terms a robotic “Japanese Devil Rickshaw” memorial. Read Full Article at RT.com
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This billion dollar superyacht can host its own concert Looking for luxury and versatility in a superyacht? If so, how about a 230-footer with a forward deck large enough for concerts and outdoor cinema? In a pinch, the Heesen Galactica Super Nova’s deck also serves as a helipad, according to Tech Insider . Designed by naval architect Espen Øino and decorated by Sinot, the aluminum, fast displacement yacht tops out at 30 knots, which is impressive for
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Washington DC considers supplementing ambulances with Uber and other ride servicesWashington DC is considering utilizing drivers from Uber or similar services to help shift some of the lowest priority calls away from ambulances. According to NBC Washington 4 , Washington, DC city emergency services are thinking outside the box when it comes to dealing with low-level emergency calls by utilizing third-party services such as Uber or local taxi companies to help ease the demand o
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Gadget Thirst Trap: fans for your armpits, a tiny robotic dog, and a wood-fire hot tub Gadget Thirst Trap rounds up the weirdest gadgets of the week that made us thirsty for more. Be sure to follow The Verge on Snapchat for the video edition. Armpit Cooler Yes, this is a fan that you clip to your sleeve, which then promises to keep your armpits dry. Pit stains could be a thing of the past. I’m not sure how to feel about these. They do solve a legitimate problem but also look incred
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Russia PAK FA is technically comparable to the F-22 but Russia needs high oil prices to afford strategically meaningful numbers Russia’s first fifth-generation fighter project, the “MiG 1.44,” produced a single prototype before cancellation. The advent of the F-22 Raptor, and the expectation that the United States would follow up with large numbers of F-35s, made the development of a fifth-generation fighter imperative for Russia. Perception of this need resulted in the award of a new fighter contract to Sukhoi in 2002. S
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Is openness the key to successful smart city developments? Lots of articles have been written in the past year explaining what you need as a city planner to make your city smart, but the Dutch city of Breda believes openness with citizens, stakeholders, and utilities is the best way to achieve your goals without confusion or additional cost. Speaking to Computer Weekly, Corné Kriesels, co-ordinator of cables and pipes for the city of Breda, said a “botto
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Play Pokemon Go even longer with this Pokedex phone battery case If you’re playing Pokemon Go, you’re already well aware of how easy it is to drain your phone’s battery while out hunting monsters. It’s well advised that you pick up a portable charger or battery case for your device. But if you’re using your phone to catalog and record all the Pokemon you’re catching — just like a Pokedex — … Continue reading
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The World Depends on Technology No One Understands “We are in a new era, one in which we are building systems that can’t be grasped in their totality or held in the mind of a single person.” – Samuel Arbesman As a teenage nobody, George Hotz earned notoriety for being the first hacker to unlock Apple’s iPhone — much to the annoyance of AT&T, who had exclusive-ish networking rights at the time. Several years later, he became the focus of a Sony
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2020 Mars Rover ready for final design and construction After an extensive review process and passing a major development milestone, NASA is ready to proceed with final design and construction of its next Mars rover, currently targeted to launch in summer of 2020 and arrive on the Red Planet in February 2021. The Mars 2020 rover will investigate a region of Mars where the ancient environment may have been favorable for microbial life, probing the Mart
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Make a Blade Out of Discarded Cigarette Filters You will likely never need to make a cutting edge out of discarded cigarette filters, but if there’s one thing you can find just about everywhere, it’s cigarette butts, and if you do ever need the know-how, this video will show you so you can survive—or just show off a fun MacGyver trick for friends. Make no mistake, if you are ever stranded somewhere without a blade (which, if you’re carrying a
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The Orbital Handshake That Changed Space History Humanity’s first adventures in space were catalyzed by intense competition between two rival nations. But in the wake of the Apollo Moon landings, the United States and the Soviet Union both backed off, and began favoring policies of détente, or an easing of tensions, on and off Earth. One of the most fascinating byproducts of this geopolitical shift was the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP), the
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Spoilers may not ruin plots, they might make them better Last December, I had tickets to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens the night after the premiere. While I was at work that day, I was filled with anxiety. What if I overheard someone talking about the movie? What if I accidentally saw something online that gave away a major plot point? Many can relate to the experience of avoiding spoilers: staying off social media, slipping away from coworkers who
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Google, Tesla, and Facebook Attract ‘Hordes of Tech Tourists’ To Their Headquarters An anonymous Slashdot reader writes: “We just came from Oracle, then we go to HP, Google; we’re going to do Tesla, Intel, eBay and Yahoo. And Apple, I forgot Apple…” says one San Francisco resident, describing a tour he’s providing for his friend from Tokyo. In fact, Silicon Valley’s iconic tech companies have discovered tourists are now dropping in on their headquarters. “It was
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Formula E cars are getting a futuristic front wing for season three Formula E wrapped up its second season just a few weeks ago , but teams are already knee-deep in testing for season three, which starts this October in Hong Kong. Today they were at the Autodromo Riccardo Paletti in Italy, and the official Snapchat account of the all-electric racing series showed off some brief glimpses of a pretty big aesthetic change apparently coming to the cars next season: a
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Gates: Foundation to invest $5B in Africa over next 5 years Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates said Sunday his foundation will invest another $5 billion in Africa over the next five years.
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If Microsoft can’t install Windows 10 on your PC, it’ll give you a new one As the free Windows 10 upgrade offer nears its end on July 29, Microsoft is pulling out all the stops to convince users to upgrade. It’s even willing to give you a new laptop. As spotted by Neowin , Microsoft retail stores are offering to install Windows 10 on any compatible machine for free. If the store’s technicians don’t complete the upgrade by the end of that business day, they’ll give you a
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Forget learning to code: Every employee should know data analysis GUEST: “Learn to code.” Around the world, it has been a familiar refrain. And the world has duly learned. Time was that the standard in-school computer education was little more than word processing, spreadsheets and some basic programming. When I taught at Cal Poly in the ’80s, undergrads all had to take my class in basic computing. But today’s students, like my son who just graduated from UCLA,
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Real reason turtles have shells: Burrowing tool Scientists have discovered the real reason turtles have shells. While many thought turtle shells were for protection, new findings show that the shells were actually for digging underground to escape the harsh South African environment where these early proto turtles lived.
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Proteins team up to turn on T cells Scientists are learning how cells make the decision to become T cells.
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Earth’s early atmosphere: Rock salt holds the key to a paradigm shift Scientists have made a scientific breakthrough by measuring the oxygen content of Earth’s ancient atmosphere. They discovered that gases trapped by halite (rock salt) during crystallization may contain atmospheric gases, among them oxygen.
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Reopening avenues for attacking ALS Researchers have found evidence that bone marrow transplantation may one day be beneficial to a subset of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.The data suggests the most common genetic mutation associated with ALS plays an important role in not only the nervous system, but also the blood and immune systems.
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Intelligence agencies announce new cooperation on commercial imagery WASHINGTON – Two U.S. intelligence agencies – the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the National Reconnaissance Office – announced July 15 a new collaboration to help their organizations buy and analyze commercial satellite imagery. In recent years, NGA has undertaken several ventures, from formal strategies to contracting experiments, to take advantage of a burgeoning commercial imager
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Ignore the Beginning to Get Motivated to Work Out Getting started is the hardest part of any new habit, especially working out. If you want to get going, pretend that beginning doesn’t exist and start mentally preparing yourself for the middle. The psychological barrier of getting started is a tough one to get over. For that reason, advice site Barking Up the Wrong Tree suggests ignoring it entirely. Don’t focus on the pain of getting started. F
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35,000 Venezuelans cross Colombian border to buy food, medicine Some 35,000 Venezuelans entered Colombia to buy food and medicine after Venezuelan authorities briefly opened the border between the two countries following a year-long shutdown amid a severe economic crisis. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Apps put on notice as new study suggests teens love chatbots GUEST: The growing popularity of messaging platforms, paired with rapid advances in A.I., is driving a new era of meaningful interaction with chabots. Just as browsers like Chrome and Firefox provide access to every web page, messaging platforms have begun to mirror that functionality to access branded conversational bots. A massive number of people — 1.4 billion monthly users — are now on messag
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South Sudan fighting tops African Union summit agenda Renewed fighting in South Sudan that has claimed more than 300 lives dominated discussions at an African Union summit that opened Sunday in the Rwandan capital Kigali.
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Turkey’s Bitter Divisions Will Widen After The Failed Coup Late Friday night, a faction within the Turkish military launched a violent and ultimately ill-fated coup attempt which will make democracy in Turkey ever more elusive. The plotters struck Ankara and Istanbul, seizing the country’s main airport, principal TV stations and the bridges over the Bosporus. For a moment the country appeared poised on the brink of civil war. Soldiers attacked the hotel
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How to change the world… one bot at a time Bots have the potential to transform politics. Read More
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These delightful animated gifs capture tiny scenes from classic movies Brazilian artist Bruno Alberto has animated a collection of classic scenes in a minimal animated gif in an art project called Low Poly Scenes . Thus far, he’s adapted scenes from films such as Back to the Future , Free Willy , Indiana Jones and Star Wars: A New Hope , as well as television shows such as Game of Thrones . Bruno Alberto Bruno Alberto Bruno Alberto Bruno Alberto The simplified anima
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Understanding Hydrostatics Practical Engineering offers up an informative look at how water pressure and depth are strongly interconnected, why self-feeding pet bowls don’t spill everywhere, how barometers work, and how to boil water at room temperature. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: The Physics of the Theremin How to Survive a Grenade Blast Why Airplane Wings Are Angled Concrete Does Not Dry Out What is Som
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Perforated screens cover Barcelona marina buildings by SCOB Architecture and LandscapeSCOB Architecture and Landscape has built a restaurant and an office block in Barcelona ‘s Port Vell Marina, and covered both buildings with perforated white screens (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Scientists Advance in Creating Invisibility Cloak Scientists create a material that can cloak objects, with far-reaching commercial applications. Read More
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Culture Plays a Major Role in the Kind of Music We Enjoy Photo: Alan Schultz via MIT Scientists have been studying the origins of musical taste for years. There’s certainly evidence for biological influences, such as the idea that our taste in music changes with age . Now a new study in Nature has found that your taste in music could also be due to the makeup of the songs predominant in your culture. A team of researchers from multiple universities, in
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BLOCKS Smartwatch BLOCKS band together to form a fully customizable and forever alterable smartwatch. The collection consists of hardware, sensor, app, and “dummy” (for sizing) modules that snap onto each other, and then connect to a center wristwatch to form the piece of wearable tech that best suits your individual needs. Further, when those needs change, or when inevitable tech upgrades debut, instead
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People are now buying and selling their Pokémon Go accounts for cash We can once again add to the list of Pokémon Go ’s ubiquitous effects on the world , as the hit game that is redefining the world “popular” now has users swapping their accounts for cold hard cash. The competition between friends and gamers around the world is at a high, so it was only a matter of time before people began selling user credentials to power-hungry Pokémon hunters. Grabbing an accou
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Uber investigators admit to lying and using illegal tactics against Uber’s opponents Uber has been knee-deep in legal battles lately, and recent reports show that the tactics used by its investigative contractor, Ergo, have been anything but aboveboard. This came to light in a recent court battle filed by customer Spencer Meyer against the ridesharing company and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, according to Law360 . The class action alleges that Uber participated in a price fixing sche
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Hame H16 11000mAh Portable Power Bank w/ Metal Body $12.99 Hame H16 11000mAh Portable Power Bank w/ Metal Body $12.99
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This Renaissance painter made insanely detailed portraits out of fruit, vegetables and fish c. 1590 “Vertumnus – Rudolf II,” depicts Rudolph II (1552-1612), Holy Roman Emperor from 1576, as Vertumnus, the ancient Roman god of seasons who presided over gardens and orchards. Image: Public Domain Born to a Milanese artist, Giuseppe Arcimboldo became a court portraitist in 1562, when he began delighting his Hapsburg patrons with lavish and bizarre portraits composed entirely of fr
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F-16s harassed Erdogan plane during coup attempt, plotters tried to seize him – ReutersTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s plane was in the crosshairs of coup plotters’ fighter jets while en route to Istanbul, Reuters reports. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘The violence and hatred has to stop’ Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards attends speaks at a press conference.
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Watch This Guy Turn on a 20,000 Watt Light Bulb Photonicinduction is an electrical engineer who has been pushing electrical appliances to their limits for our viewing pleasure since 2008, but even he seems to be impressed by the subject of his latest video: a 20,000 Watt light bulb. “In this box is one of the most ridiculous incandescent lamps I’ve ever come across,” he informs the viewer at the opening of the video. This is quite the statemen
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New images of a calcium-shuttling molecule that has been linked to aggressive cancerScientists have captured new images of a calcium-shuttling molecule that has been linked to aggressive cancers. The three-dimensional structure could help researchers develop novel therapies and diagnostic tools for diseases that are caused by a malfunction in calcium adsorption.
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Turkish coup ‘no carte blanche’ for purges, French FM says, as number of arrests reaches 6,000 France’s foreign minister has urged Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to respect the law and refrain from purges after the recent failed attempt by Turkish military officials to topple the government. Some 6,000 arrests have been made in just two days. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Personal assistant bots like Siri and Cortana have a serious problem GUEST: Assistants are all the rage right now . Everyone seems to be working on one. People imagine them becoming the new interface to computers — why bother with apps and searching the web when you can just ask your assistant to do it for you? Yet, a major challenge stands between the dream assistant and the current reality. It’s called the multi-agent problem , and most companies are reluctant t
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Acer S220HQLAbd 22″ 1080p LED LCD Monitor $63.99 Acer S220HQLAbd 22″ 1080p LED LCD Monitor $63.99
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Sea Sand Scent – Kenzo Homme Eau De Parfum For their latest fragrance, Kenzo renewed their love of the ocean to provide even greater levels of aromatic intensity. Kenzo Homme Eau De Parfum exudes a complex, deep marine essence that’s fortified by masculine overtones and softened through the brilliant use of sensual notes. It’s all contained within a signature bottle that’s shaped like a bamboo shoot and adorned with […] Visit Man of Many
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These Amazing Trompe L’oeil Illusions Bring Drab City Buildings To Life Images: Patrick Commecy /A-Fresco Trompe l’oeil (literally “to deceive the eye”) is an ancient technique whereby a painter creates a visual illusion via a trick of perspective. French street artist Patrick Commecy is a modern master of this art form, working with his team of artists at A-Fresco to create huge, hyper-realistic murals on otherwise drab building facades. Per S.A. Rogers of Web Urban
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World’s greatest concentration of unique mammal species is on Philippine island Where is the world’s greatest concentration of unique species of mammals? A team of American and Filipino authors have concluded that it is Luzon Island, in the Philippines. Their 15-year project, summarized in a paper published in the scientific journal Frontiers of Biogeography , has shown that out of 56 species of non-flying mammal species that are now known to live on the island, 52 live nowh
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Toy Time Transforms MakeToys’ Pandinus, $400 Worth Of Third-Party Scorponok In 1987 Hasbro released a stocky green and purple robot that transformed into a mechanical scorpion and a Decepticon Fortress. Nearly 30 years later, third-party Transformers crafters MakeToys releases a much cooler take on Scorponok. First off I must thank my friends over at Toy Dojo for lending me their production sample of MakeToys CityBot series MCB-03, Pandinus . Third-party Transformers are
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U.S. Curtails Federal Election Observers An anonymous reader quotes a report from Fortune: Federal election observers can only be sent to five states in this year’s U.S. presidential election, among the smallest deployments since the Voting Rights Act was passed in 1965 to end racial discrimination at the ballot box. The plan, confirmed in a U.S. Department of Justice fact sheet seen by Reuters, reflects changes brought about by the Supr
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Barack Obama: ‘Attacks on police are an attack on all of us’ President Obama has been speaking about the police shootings in Baton Rouge.
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DARPA invests $7.5 million into Profusa’s tiny tech-packed implantable biosensor The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announced a project with the U.S. Army Research Office to develop tissue-integrated biosensor technology. Profusa, a San Francisco company, was awarded a $7.5 million grant from DARPA to lead the development. The U.S. military is interested in developing the technology to aid in real-time monitoring of combat soldier health vitals. Profusa chairman an
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Turkey Coup: What does it mean for President Erdogan? Fergal Keane considers what the attempted coup means for Turkey’s President Erdogan.
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Augmenting Humans with an Electroadhesive Boost: An Ankle Exoskeleton 30 times lighter and 500 times more energy efficient When Steve Collins first envisioned the electroadhesive clutch, he made a prototype with a sandwich bag and a couple of pieces of aluminum foil from his kitchen. This is from an Carnegie mellon article written by Lisa Kulick. Since creating that makeshift prototype, he and his research team have developed a sophisticated, functional device that can be used in exoskeletons that compensate for a pe
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Milan Design Week using IoT to guide you to cool There’s no excuse now to be fashionably late at the Milan Design Week thanks to a new smart city app that uses Internet of Things (IoT) technology. The New Statesman’s CityMetric site profiled a mobile app that let visitors navigate Europe’s biggest design event Fuorisalone, held in Milan this spring. The app was born out a partnership between global services provider Comarch and Studiolabo, an a
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11 Questions To Ask a Potential Roommate to Root Out Incompatibilities It’s tough to find the right people to live with, but over at Apartment Therapy they’ve come up with a set of 11 questions that should help you figure out if you’ll get along with a potential roommate. Basically, you’re just looking to see if you’re living styles mesh well. Here’s the set of questions they offer up: What temperatures do you set the thermostat on? How are rent and bills going to b
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New protocol enables analysis of metabolic products from fixed tissues Scientists have developed a new mass spectrometry imaging method which, for the first time, makes it possible to analyze hundreds of metabolites in fixed tissue samples. Their findings explain the new access to metabolic information, which will offer previously unexploited potential for tissue-based research and molecular diagnostics.
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MH17 crash: Malaysia Airlines ‘strikes deal on damages’, says lawyer Malaysia Airlines settles damages with relatives of most victims of flight MH17 which was shot down over Ukraine, the lawyer for the victims says.
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Cities Struggling To Crack Down On Airbnb Renters An anonymous Slashdot reader writes: A California man has been charged with eight misdemeanors for renting several apartments under his own name, and then subletting them all. “Apartments in Santa Monica that might fetch $3500 a month as ordinary rentals, are worth three or four times that on a daily or weekly basis,” reports one newsweekly, and the subletter notes that he only received
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Flight of the bumble bee reveals plants’ flair for flower arranging Plants can maximise their chances of reproduction by taking advantage of how insects move between flowers when they track down nectar, a study suggests.
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Mecanoo’s KRONA centre features a light-filled atrium and zigzagging concrete staircasesDutch firm Mecanoo has completed a library and cultural centre in Kongsberg, Norway, which centres around an atrium with concrete staircases running across its walls and through its centre (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Hatch Eggs In Pokémon Go With a Turntable Certain aspects of Pokémon Go , like hatching eggs, require a great deal of walking, running, or biking . If moving is more difficult for you, however, a basic turntable can help even the playing field. The only way you can hatch the egg items you sometimes get at PokéStops is by traveling around until you’ve gone 2, 5, or 10 km, depending on the egg. This video from the Tech Insider YouTube chan
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Meet Olli, the autonomous electric people mover from Local Motors This is Olli. It uses 3D printing and is self-driving at speeds of 12-18mph with a 60-mile range. Jonathan Gitlin Local Motors is not your regular car company. It’s been pioneering the use of open source development to design its vehicles, starting with the Rally Fighter off-road sports car and a number of vehicles that have been the result of competitions, including one held in conjunction with
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The Case Against a Universal Basic Income An anonymous Slashdot reader writes: A prominent think tank founder argues that a Universal Basic Income is more likely to increase poverty than decrease it. Robert Greenstein, president of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, estimates just in the U.S. the cost would reach $3 trillion a year, “close to 100 percent of all tax revenue the federal government collects… A UBI that’s fina
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Morocco asks to rejoin African Union after 32 years Morocco formally announces its wish to rejoin the African Union, 32 years after leaving over a dispute about Western Sahara.
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Infants prefer toys typed to their gender, says study Children as young as 9 months-old prefer to play with toys specific to their own gender, according to a new study. The research suggests the possibility that boys and girls follow different developmental trajectories with respect to selection of gender-typed toys and that there is both a biological and a developmental-environmental components to the sex differences seen in object preferences.
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When waters rise, these flood-proof homes go right with them It’s really no secret at this point: The oceans are rising at an unprecedented rate. A recent scientific study published in Nature nearly doubled previous predictions for sea-level rise by 2500, and many experts now believe the oceans will rise by nearly six feet by the end of this century alone. Gallery: Ten unreal houseboats that will set your imagination adrift That said, many cities are prepa
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Middle-age-plus memory decline may just be a matter of changing focus When middle-aged and older adults were shown a series of faces, red regions of the brain were more active; these include an area in the medial prefrontal cortex that is associated with self-referential thinking. In young adults, by contrast, blue regions — which include areas important for memory and attention –+ were more active during this task. (credit: N. Rajah, McGill University) Are you mid
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Friendly competition and a financial incentive increases team exercise Would having your exercise performance compared to that of your peers motivate you do more? A new study suggests that it might. And adding a financial incentive would only sweeten the deal even more. Comparing performance to average peers (the 50th percentile), and offering financial incentives was the most effective method for increasing physical activity among teams of employees.
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New study of toddlers sheds light on value of Facetime video chat as meaningful interactionWorking parents and grandparents who FaceTime with their toddlers can take heart from a new study that sheds new light that on young children and how they engage in—and learn from—screen-time interactions.
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TJ Miller’s ‘human emoji’ audition brings life to World Emoji Day World Emoji Day is really a thing, and it happened today. You’ll be forgiven if you missed it, but one person who didn’t was Silicon Valley star TJ Miller. SEE ALSO: Dozens of new emoji will finally show women being awesome Many people found emoji-fueled ways to celebrate the totally real and not-at-all made up holiday. But the best was Miller, who teamed up with Sony Animation to make this fake
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A ‘bridge’ of carbon between nerve tissues A study that a new material made of carbon nanotubes supports the growth of nerve fibers, bridging segregated neural explants and providing a functional re-connection. The study also observed biocompatibility in vivo of the material, demonstrating that implanting it into the brain of small rodents does not cause large scars or a marked immune response. The study demonstrates that the material coul
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DARPA Will Stage an AI Fight in Las Vegas For DEF CON An anonymous Slashdot reader writes: “A bunch of computers will try to hack each other in Vegas for a $2 million prize,” reports Tech Insider calling it a “historic battle” that will coincide with “two of the biggest hacking conferences, Blackhat USA and DEFCON”. DARPA will supply seven teams with a supercomputer. Their challenge? Create an autonomous A.I. system that
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Handset sales halving drags M1 first-half profits down While most of its indicators were stable or slightly down, Singapore’s M1 saw profit fall by double digits thanks to the tanking handset sales.
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Five Simple Methods I’ve Learned To Fight Tunnel Vision At Work Find yourself getting sucked into your work? Here’s how to climb back out and stay grounded. I catch tunnel vision like a virus, and it always has the same symptoms. I know it’s happening when I feel fatigued and disinterested. I begin to withdraw from important side projects and my social life, and despite the fact that I’m completely focused on one thing , I’m more susceptible to being blindsid
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How To Prevent Your Office Culture From Crushing Your Creativity Creative-minded people sometimes feel suffocated in big corporations. If that’s you, here’s what you can do about it. Big companies scale up to repeat their early successes. Toyota makes a consistently good product over and over again. Whirlpool does the same. They’re heavily invested in systems they can confidently replicate. Read Full Story
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Why metadata should not live forever The surge in encrypted traffic and a wide adoption of end-to-end encryption by mainstream tech companies is a transformative shift in information security. Billions of online users now enjoy default peer-to-peer security, shielding the content of web communications from prying eyes of criminals and corporate surveillance. Yet the industry continues to collect and store massive amounts of metadata
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Cleveland Police Union President: Suspend Open-Carry, Obama Has ‘Blood on His Hands’Following the shooting of six police officers, three of whom died, in Baton Rouge on Sunday, the president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association called on Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) to suspend open-carry in Cuyahoga County for this week’s Republican National Convention. “We are sending a letter to Gov. Kasich requesting assistance from him. He could very easily do some kind of execu
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Kik president Josh Jacobs explains why all bots should be cross-platform This week during VentureBeat’s MobileBeat conference, Kik president Josh Jacobs took the stage with Veronica Belmont to talk about the company’s evolution from chat app to chat platform. You can watch the full interview below. Get more stories like this on Twitter & Facebook
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Trump says ‘Hillary invented ISIS,’ speaks on his war plan with ‘few troops on the ground’Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump accused his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton of enabling Islamic State’s emergence with “her stupid policies” in a joint interview with running mate Gov. Mike Pence, while pledging to “declare a war” on the terror group. Read Full Article at RT.com
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airspace by airbus cabin concept: committed to passenger experience introduced with airbus’ super-widebody ‘A330neo’, cabins offer a more relaxing, attractive and functional environment and optimises the use of cabin space for operators. The post airspace by airbus cabin concept: committed to passenger experience appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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NASA captures image of ‘starburst’ galaxy forming 100s of stars every year A galaxy frantically at work producing hundreds of stars every year has been captured through the lens of the Hubble Space Telescope. Known as MCG+07-33-027, the latest discovery has redefined what astronomers know about “starburst” galaxies. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Better Than Opioids? Virtual Reality Could Be Your Next Painkiller In one study, virtual reality did about as well as narcotics in reducing pain.
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Faulty Tests Create Fake Drug Crimes In 2007 Don Bolles, drummer for the punk rock band the Germs, was arrested for possession of the banned depressant GHB, commonly known as the “date rape drug,” after police in Newport Beach, California, pulled over his van because of a broken taillight. The charges were dropped after a lab test showed that the bottle of “yellowish goop” in his toiletry bag contained exactly wh
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Mike Pence’s Towering Hypocrisy In November 2010, Mike Pence gave a lecture at The Federalist Society’s National Lawyers Convention, and I happened to be there for my first exposure to his oratory. I remember the speech because it was an exercise in pomposity and sanctimony so insufferable that I walked out before he was done. Only now do I realize it was also a towering specimen of hypocrisy. Pence’s subject that day was the p
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‘Open Road’ Still Closed to Robotic Cars In the last few months, we’ve begun to perceive a hard reality: That glowing future — autonomous driving — is really hard to pull off.
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Put Your Hope In Radical Decentralization Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rss Big Government Strategy World History Political Theory Put Your Hope In Radical Decentralization 0 Views [An interview with Hans-Herman Hoppe in the Polish weekly Najwyższy Czas! ] What is your assessment of contemporary Western Europe, and in particular the EU? All major political parties in Western Europe, regardless of their different names and party programs, a
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Deals of Note: July 18, 2016 How to save on Unionmade clothing, a mini fridge and a gas grill. … Read More »
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Today in Gear: July 18, 2016 A streamlined and perfectly sized briefcase, a new retro-inspired watch, a sneaker collaboration with roots in the Moon and much more. … Read More »
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Australia photography awards showcase beauty of space From Arctic lights to the hidden colours of constellations, an Australian photography competition captures the night sky to incredible effect.
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RT reporter teargassed in Istanbul’s Kurdish district as police indiscriminately fire on protesters RT correspondent Lizzy Phelan was tear gassed on camera while doing a report in Istanbul’s predominantly Kurdish and Alevi district of Gazi on Sunday. “Police in the armored vehicles rolled up and started firing at anybody,” Phelan reported. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Stigma and ignorance about HIV in South Africa More than 2,500 South Africans aged between 15 and 24 are infected with the HIV virus every week.
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Invisibility ‘cloak’ hides objects by making them seem flat Humanity is still some distance away from a real, honest-to-goodness invisibility cloak , but British scientists are that much closer to making it practical. They’ve developed a coating that uses graded refractive index nanocomposite materials (just rolls off the tongue, really) to reduce an object’s electromagnetic signature. Ultimately, it makes curved surfaces seem flat — electromagnetic wave
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Razer Blade 2016 Review: A sleek and lightweight gaming laptop The new Razer Blade aims to strike a blend of portability and power in a chassis that anyone would be proud to own. At just 4.5 pounds with a profile thinner than a dime standing on its side, you get a Skylake Core i7 processor, 16GB DDR3 RAM, GeForce GTX…
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This Chinese bookstore is a mind-bending tunnel of books The architects referenced the store’s waterside location by introducing a black, reflective floor that mimics the effect of water and augments the presence of books in the interior. The space features a main reading room with sculptural, white pillars and arched shelving, a pavilion-like kid’s area, and a lobby. The kid’s space features a merry-go-round, roller coaster, hot air balloons and pirate
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7 Things Trump Must Do Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rss Money and Banks Taxes and Spending Political Theory 7 Things Trump Must Do 0 Views An Open Letter to Donald Trump We the undersigned urge you, the presumptive Republican nominee for President, to support a rebirth of free-market capitalism in the U.S. You have said repeatedly that you want to make American great again. We agree with you. And we assert that the most
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Julius Breitenstein creates Unpaid Intern device to aid designers Graduate shows 2016: Central Saint Martins graduate Julius Breitenstein has created a device that performs the activities an intern would usually do in a design office. (more…)
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Battling drones let you dogfight with iconic Star Wars vehicles The Star Wars universe is fertile (and lucrative) ground for toymakers, and in recent years advances in technology have enabled toys that would have been impossible when the first movie was released in 1977. Developments in drone technology has now allowed Propel RC to develop a line of Star Wars “Battling Quad” drones that lets kids young and old take control of iconic Star Wars vehicl
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US troops in Iraq now ‘target’ for Shiite militia, influential cleric preaches Shiite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has called on his followers to “target” the new US troops that are about to be sent to Iraq to fight Islamic State. The statement comes after US Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the deployment of 560 more troops. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Here’s something for billionaires with a yacht-shaped hole in their lives It can be difficult for discerning billionaires to decide where to splash their wealth. With a garage full of hypercars and a helicopter in the hangar, the next logical step is to get into the superyacht game. Should it see the light of day, this Hareide Design Concept could be the yacht to fill that multi-million dollar floating hole in your life. .. Continue Reading Here’s something for billion
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Nice attack: The struggle to stop radicalisation France is still struggling to understand what motivated the man who carried out Thursday’s lorry attack in Nice which left more than 80 people dead.
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Baton Rouge shootings: Gunman’s videos show anger at police The man identified as killing three US police officers in Baton Rouge had posted videos urging a “fight back” against police treatment of African Americans.
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Hostem’s New Road Residence is a guesthouse that includes a “lifestyle minibar” London fashion store Hostem has launched its first guesthouse – a refurbished Georgian house with furniture from Pierre Jeanneret, Faye Toogood and Max Lamb , and accessories that guests can buy (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Researchers build trenches to curb nitrogen runoff, algae growth Urbana, Ill. (UPI) Jul 13, 2016 Researchers in the Midwest are working on solutions to the problem of agricultural runoff – a problem with a number of troublesome consequences, including massive annual “dead zones” in the Gulf of Mexico. Recently, scientists have been testing the ability of woodchip-filled trenches to keep nitrogen, the main ingredient in fertilizer, from being carried i
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Quest to end AIDS epidemic at risk: UN Geneva (AFP) July 12, 2016 Efforts to end the global AIDS pandemic by 2030 are lagging, the UN warned Tuesday, decrying rising numbers of new HIV infections among adults in many regions, with Russia especially hard-hit. In a new report, UNAIDS cautioned that while new HIV infections had fallen dramatically in the past two decades, especially among children, the trend among adults has stalled and e
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Tropical storm kills 69 in China Beijing (AFP) July 14, 2016 A tropical storm in China has left 69 people dead, reports said Thursday, after it lashed Taiwan with typhoon-grade winds and rain. Super Typhoon Nepartak brought chaos to Taiwan last week, forcing more than 15,000 people to flee their homes as part of the island saw its strongest winds in over a century. It had weakened to a tropical storm by the time it made landfall
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Bacteria work together to avoid the pitfalls of aging Copenhagen, Denmark (UPI) Jul 14, 2016 To counteract the defects that are an unavoidable part of aging, bacteria simply proliferate. They grow and divide, grow and divide. Until now, researchers weren’t sure how a dividing cell distributed its defects. “We wanted to investigate whether the bacteria divided symmetrically with an equal number of defects in both new individuals or whether divide
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DRCongo to scrap illegal China logging contracts Kinshasa (AFP) July 13, 2016 Congolese authorities told AFP on Wednesday they would annul three logging contracts awarded to China last year in what Greenpeace had called a violation of Congo’s own logging moratorium. The August 2015 attribution of three licences covering 650,000 hectares (2,500 square miles) to Chinese-owned firms Somifor and Fodeco was made public on Tuesday by environmental gro
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Lockheed gets $166 million dry submersible contract Washington (UPI) Jul 14, 2016 Lockheed Martin has received a $166 million contract for a U.S. Special Operations Command dry submersible system. The contract will cover the design, development, construction, testing, production and sustainment of the system. The contract aims to fill a capability gap for surface-launched dry submersibles, which will be used in harsh maritime environments by levera
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Study reveals origins of the turtle shell Denver (UPI) Jul 15, 2016 No other animal grows armor quite like the turtle. Despite its obvious protective benefits, new research suggests the adaptation was originally adopted for burrowing. “Why the turtle shell evolved is a very Dr. Seuss-like question and the answer seems pretty obvious – it was for protection,” Tyler Lyson, a paleontologist with the Denver Museum of Nature and Scie
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Floods kill 9 in Sudan’s Darfur Khartoum (AFP) July 16, 2016 Heavy rains and flash floods in Sudan’s war-torn region of Darfur killed nine people on Saturday, the official SUNA news agency reported. The deaths occurred in the town of El-Fasher, the capital of the state of North Darfur. “Heavy rains lashed the north and east parts of El-Fasher causing floods,” the town’s municipal commissioner Eltijani Abdullah Salah to
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Zika epidemic should fizzle out within 3 yrs: study Miami (AFP) July 14, 2016 The outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, blamed for a surge in birth defects, has likely reached its peak in Latin America and the epidemic should be over within three years, researchers said Thursday. The study by scientists at Imperial College London appears in the US journal Science. “The current explosive epidemic will burn itself out due to a phenomenon ca
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#VoiceYourVote: Inside the smoke-filled rooms of the GOP convention This week 50,000 people, including 2,472 delegates, 15,000 journalists, thousands of protesters, and one billionaire candidate, will descend on the birthplace of rock and roll, Cleveland, Ohio, for the 2016 Republican National Convention. Read Full Article at RT.com
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India Will No Longer Require Israel’s Heron or US Predator Drones New Delhi (Sputnik) Jul 14, 2016 India’s defense forces will require more than 5,000 UAVs in the coming ten years. If successful, the soon-to-be-tested Rustom II will eliminate the need for India to import UAVs from the US and Israel. India’s homemade medium altitude long endurance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Rustom II is due for its first test flight by the end of this month. If successful, Rus
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Warm Jupiters Not as Lonely as Expected Toronto, Canada (SPX) Jul 17, 2016 After analyzing four years of Kepler space telescope observations, astronomers from the University of Toronto have given us our clearest understanding yet of a class of exoplanets called “warm Jupiters,” showing that many have unexpected planetary companions. The team’s analysis, published July 10th in the Astrophysical Journal, provides strong evidence
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Surface Composition Determines Planet’s Temperature and Habitability Leuven, Belgium (SPX) Jul 17, 2016 In the quest for habitable planets outside our solar system – also known as exoplanets – astronomers are currently focusing on rocky planets that don’t look like Earth. These planets orbit so-called M dwarfs – stars that are smaller than our Sun. In our universe, there are many more M dwarfs than there are Sun-like stars, making it more likely that astronomers wi
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Slow Appearance of Sunspots Challenges Theory Gottingen, Germany (SPX) Jul 17, 2016 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 flu
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Dark Energy Measured with Map of over 1 Million Galaxies Washington DC (SPX) Jul 17, 2016 A team of hundreds of physicists and astronomers have announced results from the largest-ever, three-dimensional map of distant galaxies. The team constructed this map to make one of the most precise measurements yet of the dark energy currently driving the accelerated expansion of the universe. “We have spent five years collecting measurements of 1.2 million
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Rethinking the Space Environment in a Globalized World McLean, VA (SPX) Jul 18, 2016 Globalization has made the world a smaller place, with people, goods and services crossing borders with ease unimagined by earlier generations. Much of this globalization is enabled by space-based capabilities, and specifically satellite communications capabilities. Once the domain of only a few technologically advanced nations, there are now more than 70 nations oper
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Details of Space Mission Force now available from AF Space Command Peterson AFB CO (SPX) Jul 17, 2016 Air Force Space Command has posted on its website a White Paper on the Space Mission Force construct that was recently implemented within the command. The Space Mission Force, akin to the Air Expeditionary Force, is a long-term overarching initiative to prepare and present space forces as a ready force capable of operating in a contested, degraded and operational
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Solar Probe Plus Mission Moves into Advanced Development Laurel MD (SPX) Jul 17, 2016 NASA’s first mission to “touch” the Sun has passed a critical development milestone that keeps it well on track toward its scheduled summer 2018 launch. Following a successful NASA management review on July 7, the Solar Probe Plus mission – which will send a spacecraft on several daring data-collecting runs through the Sun’s atmosphere – is moving into the sy
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What Industry Can Teach the DoD About Innovation McLean, VA (SPX) Jul 18, 2016 In a recent Washington Post story, Lexington Institute defense consultant Loren Thompson talked about the daunting task the U.S. Department of Defense faces in its quest for a “Third Offset” strategy: a long-term technology advantage over potential adversaries. The Pentagon is seeking “an enduring competitive edge that lasts a generation,” Thompson
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Next Mars Rover Progresses Toward 2020 Launch Washington DC (SPX) Jul 17, 2016 After an extensive review process and passing a major development milestone, NASA is ready to proceed with final design and construction of its next Mars rover, currently targeted to launch in summer of 2020 and arrive on the Red Planet in February 2021. The Mars 2020 rover will investigate a region of Mars where the ancient environment may have been favorable for
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ASKET Pique Polos Not all polos are created equal. By which I mean, not all polos will automatically make you look like a frat douchebag. For instance, these Pique Polos from Swedish brand ASKET are made in Portugal out of heavyweight Egyptian cotton pique, and have tonally-matched mother of pearl buttons. And, as with all ASKET products, they… The post ASKET Pique Polos appeared first on Well Spent. .
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Brickbat: Baltimore Beatdown A jury has awarded Adbul Salaam $70,000 after he was beaten by three Baltimore police officers following a traffic stop for alleged cellphone and seat belt violations. An internal investigation by the police department cleared the officers of using excessive force.
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‘Hated in uniform, threat to cops when not’: Slain black Baton Rouge officer’s emotional appeal The black policeman gunned down by the Baton Rouge shooter on Sunday had recently posted a message on Facebook full of compassion and love, as he struggled with being both a black man and a police officer following Alton Sterling’s death. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Kazakhstan attack: Four in Almaty killed ‘by Islamist’ A suspect in the killing of three policemen and a member of the public in Kazakhstan on Monday had become close to Salafists in prison, officials say.
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Stronger and Easier to Handle Rivet Graphene has Potential Use in Transparent ElectronicsResearchers at Rice University state that if graphene had nanoscale “rivets”, then the wonder material’s properties are likely to accelerate its adoption in products such as…
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Nano Dimension Files Patent Application for Innovative Nanometric Conductive Ink Recently, Nano Dimension Technologies filed a patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to develop a new nanometric conductive ink based on a unique synthesis. The company is a…
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Obi robot arm gives disabled diners a helping hand Robotic cooking aids are gaining traction in the modern kitchen , but the team behind Obi has a goal more noble than just cooking up a gourmet storm . This little robot arm is designed to empower people afflicted with physical disabilities, giving them back the dignity of feeding themselves. .. Continue Reading Obi robot arm gives disabled diners a helping hand Category: Robotics Tags: Kitchen Ro
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A Little Design maximises space in tiny 22-metre-square Taiwan apartment Taiwanese studio A Little Design has renovated a 22-metre-square micro apartment to serve every need of its occupant (+ slideshow). (more…)
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New ‘Biowire’ Developed by Scientists Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst have genetically developed a new bacteria strain that creates thin, highly conductive wires using natural, non-toxic amino acids. The…
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Prestigious Nanjing University Orders Multiple Oxford Instruments Plasma Systems Leading manufacturer of plasma etch and deposition processing systems Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology, recently won an order from Nanjing University of Post and Telecommunications, based in…
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Samsung negotiating to buy stake in Chinese electric car maker to boost chip business The race among tech giants looking to get into the car business has taken a surprising turn with word that Samsung is now entering the field. There have long been rumors that Apple has some semi-secret car project happening . And, of course, Google has been very public about its own self-driving car efforts . And now, count South Korea’s Samsung in. Samsung has confirmed that it is negotiating to
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How to become a citizen archaeologist tracking Stone-Age Britons On England’s cold shores, citizen archaeologists spot artefacts before tides sweep them away forever. Join in and you might change history, finds Joshua Howgego
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The company behind Apple’s iPhone chip sells for £24 billion There’s always been speculation about whether hugely successful British tech firm ARM (which makes chips for the iPhone and many other devices) would be snapped up – Apple has been linked to takeover rumours in the past, for example – but now it’s happened, with Japanese company SoftBank swallowing ARM for a mammoth £24 billion (around $32 billion, AU$42 billion). The acquisition will be all-cash
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MIXZA Memory Cards! Super Speed! Super Deals! Gearbest offers deals of Mixza memory cards , card readers and Flash drives! Mixza memory cards are both at good prices and in good quality. Its read/write speed can met your demands, no matter you need normal speed or super speed. Be the fastest man to catch the deals ! http://bit.ly/29HAzx4 Mixza Deals Ocean Series Colorful Series Monkey Series U3 Series Flash Drive
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Turkey coup attempt: Police and officials purged Turkish officials say that nearly 8,000 police officers have been suspended on suspicion of having links to the weekend’s failed coup.
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Google said to still be working on standalone VR/AR headset News of Google’s canceled virtual reality ambitions might have been a wee bit premature. While it is probably true that Google cancelled a project that would have yielded a standalone VR headset unlike its current Cardboard, that doesn’t exactly close the doors on other similar efforts. In fact, according to anonymous sources, Google does have yet another project in the … Continue reading
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This week in patents: Amazon to create special drone housing in the sky This week, the US patent office issued 6,528 patents. Each patent adds a little something new to the human knowledge base. As we can’t list all six thousand, the PatentYogi team has selected the five most interesting patents. Amazon to build ‘birdhouses’ for Drones Patent Number: US 9,387,928 With newer applications developed each day, drones are set to go a long a way and in some cases, quite li
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elastik + hikikomori’s mezzanine house in ljubljana uses a cantilever to shelter exterior terrace the defining feature of the residence is the master bedroom which extends over the terrace in order to provide shelter and shade. The post elastik + hikikomori’s mezzanine house in ljubljana uses a cantilever to shelter exterior terrace appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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India outrage after gang rape victim assaulted again ‘by same men’ There is outrage in India after a student is allegedly gang-raped by five men who had also raped her three years ago.
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Russian bank offers free Pokémon Go insurance Pokémon Go players in Russia are being offered free insurance in the event of injury while using the popular app. The country’s biggest bank Sberbank is giving clients 50,000 rubles (about $800) worth of cover, Kommersant daily reports. Read Full Article at RT.com
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EXCLUSIVE: Trident renewal ‘assures Scottish independence,’ says navy whistleblower William McNeilly As Prime Minister Theresa May convenes Parliament on Monday to debate renewing Britain’s Trident nuclear deterrent, Royal Navy submariner-turned-whistleblower William McNeilly tells RT renewal coupled with Brexit will force Scotland to seek independence. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Pepsi Phone P1s 4G LTE and fingerprint sensor only for $98.99 Pepsi P1S 4G Phablet 7937301 Android 5.1 5.5 inch 2.5D Arc Screen MTK6592 Octa Core 1.7GHz 2GB RAM 16GB ROM GPS Fingerprint Scanner 13.0MP Rear Camera HiFi O nly $98.99 URL:http://www.gearbest.com/cell-phones/pp_399893.html Pepsi Phone P1 smartphone comes with a 5.50 inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels. It hasa aluminum unibody design and even has a finger pri
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Snapchat applies for patent to serve ads by recognizing objects in your snaps Snapchat has filed a patent application for a system of advertising that uses object recognition to serve users sponsored filters. The technology outlined by the company would identify items in users’ pictures, and then offer them image overlays from brands related to these objects. It’s the visual equivalent of buying advertising space based on keywords in Google searches — but instead of lookin
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Twitter Was Unusually Fast At Removing Extremist Tweets After Terrorist Attack in NiceTwitter, at one time more resistant to shut down accounts due to free speech concerns, seems to be turning around. Watchdog groups say that the social network was unusually fast in erasing extremist material on the site after the Nice attack in France this past weekend . This is a change from the social network’s actions after similar terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels. Obviously Twitter—alo
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meet grillo by formaxiom, the portable barbecue that folds like an umbrella with a single movement, the stainless-steel design can be deployed and ready to use without any sort of assembly — always. The post meet grillo by formaxiom, the portable barbecue that folds like an umbrella appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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See the sun do a somersault, courtesy of NASA’s observatory NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory took a photo of the sun every 12 seconds on July 6th, and the results aren’t quite what you’d expect. A time-lapse video of the images makes it look like the sun is doing a somersault, because the SDO was spinning 360-degrees on one axis when it captured them. The observatory performs the seven-hour maneuver once a year to take an accurate measurement of the star
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Why Google Fi? Because it’s fast, cheap and easy I’m a digital nomad. In fact, I’ve been living (and loving) the digital nomad lifestyle on and off for 10 years now. Specifically, my wife and I got rid of our house and put all our stuff into storage. Now we choose various places around the world, rent a house or apartment for between one and four months, and live there as “temporary locals.” (I maintain a blog about the digital nomad
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Link About It: Napping Declutters Your Mind If your boss catches you napping under your desk Costanza-style today, direct them to this article from NY Mag’s Science of Us. Basically, sleep is like housekeeping for your mind, and a nap “is like letting Marie Kondo loose in your brain”—meaning…… Continue Reading…
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Researchers partner with Kentucky bourbon distillery to convert waste into useful productsIn Kentucky, bourbon production is both a rich tradition and a booming industry. And as the state’s flagship research institution, the University of Kentucky has discovered an inventive way to work with a local bourbon distillery.
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5 Jobs That Will Be The Hardest To Fill In 2025 There is a labor shortage looming over the next decade, and jobs in these sectors will be the most difficult to fill. With low labor-force participation, declining immigration levels, and the looming retirement of baby boomers on the horizon, the U.S. labor market is tightening and driving up wages. Over the next decade, the country will experience a labor shortage that will disproportionately af
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These Are The Most Optimistic Employees In The U.S. Good news: Most of us are optimistic about the future of work. Better news: The people in these industries have the most rosy outlook. In light of the recent tragedies across the U.S. and across the globe, it might be hard to maintain a sense of optimism for the future. However, there is a bright spot. Read Full Story
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Former Googler Aims To Create A New Hate-Free Social Media Site Is an anonymous social network without hate speech, abuse, or power-wielding super-users possible? Former Google engineer Bindu Reddy has spent years thinking about how people engage on the web. From 2005 to 2008, she worked on the early versions of Google+ as well as the web publishing network Blogger. In the years since, she’s launched a management system for helping social influencers monetize
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Researchers design a solar-powered desalination device for rural India The air was hot and gritty. Shehazvi had to squint to see past the sun into the edge of town, past the cars and motorcycles whizzing by, past the scorched earth, to where old buildings stood beautiful in their own way, muted pinks and oranges still curving and curling in all the right places. No rain again today.
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Team devises new way for stabilizing battery recharge It seems like fairly simple physics: If you construct a barrier that’s stronger than the material trying to penetrate it, the barrier should work.
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NASA sails full-speed ahead in solar system exploration NASA’s Juno is now poised to shine a spotlight on the origins and interior structure of the largest planet in our solar system. As we wait for Juno’s first close-up images of Jupiter (to be taken Aug. 27 during the spacecraft’s next pass by the planet), NASA continues to explore our solar system to help answer fundamental questions about how we came to be, where we are going and whether we are alo
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Social networks in prisons impact prisoner health and re-entry Aside from the occasional brush with “Orange is the New Black” on Netflix, many are unfamiliar with the intricacies of the American prison system and the day-to-day lives of the inmates within it. Penn State professor of sociology and criminology Derek Kreager is researching inmate networks to demystify the connections that inmates make in prison in order to help them lead healthier, mor
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Samsung’s next play could be the electric car Samsung has dropped a hint at its future direction, with its next play to get more involved in the electric car. The company announced it is to buy a stake in Chinese electric car manufacturer BYD which will initially let both companies “[strengthen] electric vehicle parts and smartphone parts businesses”. However Samsung also added , “We plan to discuss cooperation in various busi
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Amazon Video just made its offline downloads a lot more useful Amazon Video just made a small tweak to its offline downloads that should give users more options when it comes to viewing content. Amazon has allowed you to download movies to watch offline since September last year , but until now users have been limited to storing these files on their phone or tablet’s internal storage. But now users will have the option of downloading movies and TV shows to t
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Efficient purification of propylene using a fine-tuned porous material delivers advances in petrochemical production A breakthrough for the production of a key component for popular polymer materials has been achieved by researchers from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia. Mohamed Eddaoudi and colleagues have developed a porous material that easily removes propane, a detrimental gas, from propylene, improving the potential for efficient fabrication of polypropylene polymers.
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Glass exploding in super slow motion is eyeball-shatteringly epic When glass breaks, it really doesn’t mess around. That stuff breaks fast . SEE ALSO: Watching paint cans explode in slow motion is oddly magnificent The latest video from The Slow Mo Guys is glorious evidence of this. In the clip above, Gav and Dan heat up a Pyrex jug before dropping ice-cold water into it to make it explode. The result — which is shown at 343,000 frames per second — is pretty me
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Get Unlimited Access to 5,000+ Audiobooks With Scribd Normally, a Scribd membership grants access to three books and one audiobook every month at a rate of $9 per month. And with over 1 million titles in its library, Scribd is easily one of the best subscription ebook services available today. Even as competing services fold and disappear, Scribd continues to stay strong. This “Netflix for books” service has been around since 2007 and shows no signs
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2 ways to control Windows 10 automatic updates Timothy Dunlap asked how to turn off Windows 10’s insistently automatic updates. An up-to-date PC is less vulnerable to attack, so automatic updates are generally a good thing. But sometimes an update will make things worse, rendering a PC problematic or even unusable until the problem is solved. That’s why some people prefer to hold off on an update until other people have tried it without disas
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NYC’s underground park a step closer to being built New York’s massively successful High Line has spawned several similar projects around the globe, but an even more unusual park could now be coming to the Big Apple. Following years of planning, the underground Lowline park has finally received a conditional thumbs-up from officials. .. Continue Reading NYC’s underground park a step closer to being built Category: Architecture Tags: Urban Redevelo
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How MIT gave “Ghostbusters” its “geek cred” The energetic researchers who grounded the new “Ghostbusters” in hard science—giving it “geek cred”—are using a flurry of media attention to alter public perceptions.
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GOP Convention Speakers Trash Trump The presence of Scott Baio on the list of speakers for this week’s GOP convention in Cleveland is not the only clue that Donald Trump, the party’s presumptive nominee, had trouble finding prominent Republicans who were keen to sing his praises. The list also includes a bunch of people better known for harshly criticizing Trump, in some cases unambiguously pronouncing him unfit for the presidency.
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Filson updates a few favorites in weatherproof leather A luxurious mix of weatherproof leather and English Bridle leather trim. Photo: Filson You know the silhouettes and if you’ve been dreaming of getting a Filson bag, their latest styles may just convince you to throw down some of that hard-earned money. Their newest pieces take a few of their most popular styles and wraps them in U.S.-tanned leather and accents that with English Bridle leather tri
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Group-navigating species may be vulnerable to collapse Migrating birds flock together and salmon swim upstream in schools because there’s a navigational advantage: By traveling in groups, individuals are more likely to get to their destinations – or so a growing body of research suggests.
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Faster prediction of wireless downtime As the number of mobile devices grows along with demand for faster connections and larger data volumes, wireless networks can easily exceed capacity, resulting in severe network slowdowns and outages. While engineers have developed various sophisticated signal processing methods to accommodate sudden changes in network loads, it has been challenging to evaluate and compare the performance of diffe
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Can we protect against computers being fingerprinted? Imagine that every time a person goes out in public, they leave behind a track for all to see, so that their behaviour can be easily analysed, revealing their identity.
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How urban ecology can provide a greener alternative to the concrete jungles of the futureHollywood’s dystopian movies would have you believe our future looks like the dark Los Angeles of Blade Runner or the grey concrete jungles of Metropolis. But the work of University of Melbourne urban ecologists paints possibilities more like Hobbiton in Lord of the Rings or Theed on the idyllic planet of Naboo in Star Wars.
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Improved nanoscale patterning using aniodine or xenon difluoride gas A technique developed by scientists at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia, has made more controlled fabrication of optoelectronic devices produced from a hybrid of organic and inorganic materials possible.
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5 essential Google Drive extensions for Chrome As the heart of Google’s productivity suite, Drive is the tool you access most. So why not make it easier to get to when you need it? These Chrome extensions will let you save emails, upload images, and create new Google documents all without leaving your current browser tab. Save to Google Drive Saving web content typically requires you to download a file locally and then find it and upload it t
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Nitrogen-Infused Rise Coffee: Less acidic, naturally sweeter, organic and sustainable with 1.5 times the caffeine Rise Coffee does more than cold brew organic, fair-trade Peruvian coffee beans in filtered water. They also infuse it with nitrogen and serve it out of kegs—and now cans with a widget much like Guinness. The coffee itself is roughly 80% less acidic…… Continue Reading…
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Slow Quakes Add Clues for Forecasting Terrible Tremors The quiet events could be valuable signs of danger areas even if they don’t make short-term prediction possible — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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One Startup’s Quest to Save Refugees With Virtual Reality The startup is deploying virtual reality as an empathy machine, capturing the world’s most vulnerable in 360-degree misery. The post One Startup’s Quest to Save Refugees With Virtual Reality appeared first on WIRED .
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The End Of A Republican Party Analysis by Harry Enten . Research by David Nield . Legend has it that after leveling Carthage in the Third Punic War, Roman army generals ordered that the city’s fields be sown with salt so that they’d lie fallow for years, Roman generals not being particularly well known for their benevolence in victory. Many Republicans think Donald Trump’s nomination is doing roughly the same thing to their p
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Einstein’s clock: The doomed black hole to set your watch by Every 12 years, a black hole at the centre of a distant galaxy completes an orbit around an even bigger black hole, marking this with a violent outburst
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AT&T likes ‘white-box’ networks and hopes you will, too AT&T’s march toward standard “white-box” network gear will come to enterprises with the introduction of a standard x86 server that can take the place of four specialized network devices. AT&T is aggressively pursuing SDN and NFV (network functions virtualization), a pair of technologies that are expected to change the face of networking over the next several years. The carrier is on track
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Ford backs startup that makes 3D maps for self-driving cars Ford takes an early punt on a young 3D mapping company that makes maps for machines.
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How bad policies institutionalise economic dependency in couples How would you feel if, by living with your partner, you lost your financial independence and were obliged to ask him (or her) for money? What if you had children but your partner was not your children’s father? This was the situation facing Nina, a 46 year old lone parent with three children I interviewed in 2013 as part of a qualitative study of partnering behaviour among 51 low-income mothers li
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Swingline Inspire Plus Thermal Laminator (White) $15.99 Swingline Inspire Plus Thermal Laminator (White) $15.99
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#INFRA Is The World’s First Infrared Photography App Let’s be honest, your smartphone photos are whack. You’ve been using the same filters over and over again ever since you discovered Instagram and it shows. If … Read More
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Ditch The Leather And Get Yourself A Slim Timber Wallet! Ahh…wallets. While you’ve likely haven’t given more than a second thought to yours ever since you purchased it, chances are that you could stand upgrade your money-vessel. … Read More
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BoomBox Meets Backpack In The BeatBring Mobile Party Station! This summer is the season for you to live up to your full potential. No, we’re not talking about getting a beach bod or honing in on … Read More
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‘Yes’ to death penalty will mean ‘No’ to EU membership, EU warns Turkey Reinstating the death penalty in Turkey would end EU accession talks, a German government spokesman has stated. Meanwhile, EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini also warned that no country can become an EU member that has capital punishment. Read Full Article at RT.com
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He backed Brexit, but Boris Johnson still tells EU chiefs UK won’t abandon Europe Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson assured EU leaders that Britain will not abandon its leading role in Europe during his first visit to Brussels since his appointment by Prime Minister Theresa May last week. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Taiwan to make lunar lander for NASA moon-mining mission Taiwan is building a $47 million lunar lander as part of the first ever moon-mining project, officials said Monday.
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Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus review: No longer the best budget smartphones available A year ago, I would have enthusiastically endorsed you bringing home a third-generation Moto G if you wanted the best budget Android device. But after a few days with its successors, the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus, I’m now preparing for the beginning of the end of what was once Motorola’s best smartphone. These are the first Moto G phones developed with Lenovo at the helm, since acquiring Motorola’
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Moto Z Play might still have a headphone jack With Apple believed to be ditching the headphone jack for a Lightning port audio output, Android OEMs are scrambling to beat it to the punch. Except with USB-C ports, of course. A good number have already put out such smartphones, but probably one of the first major global OEM to do so is Motorola, or just Moto for short, with … Continue reading
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Case Study: Finding His Wings Drugs lifted Frank’s depression, but he had to find meaningful activity to relaunch his life — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Bumblebees Collide Midair Like Bumper Cars Slow-motion footage of bees reveals their high-speed collisions and in-flight recovery systems. “Lens of Time: Bumper Bees” was first published on bioGraphic © 2016, California… — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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15 free Modern Windows apps for IT pros There are countless free app lists out there for traditional Windows applications and mobile OSs, but not as many for the newer Modern Windows apps. Most of these apps are still very basic in their functionality, but nevertheless there are some that are quite useful, even for network and IT professionals. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here (Insider Story)
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SocklessLook Men’s No Show Socks submitted by /u/Albert_Jhon666 [link] [comments]
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UNESCO adds 12 stunning sites to its World Heritage List (PHOTOS) From marine parks teeming with wildlife to fossilized cliffs created over millions of years and ancient civilizations living in marshes, the UN’s cultural arm, UNESCO, has added 12 cultural sites to its coveted World Heritage List. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Moscow-Beijing ties to broaden and deepen Lavrov promises Russia intends to develop its ties with China in all areas as the two nations share common goals and approaches, and the current historical moment has all prerequisites for this program, Russian Foreign Minister writes in a fresh newspaper article. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Apple’s Rumored Gaming Monitor: Integrated GPU and 5K Resolution? Apple’s Rumored Gaming Monitor: Integrated GPU and 5K Resolution? Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site Great news for you Apple and entertainment fans out there: Apple still appears to be working on a massively updated monitor with its own integrated GPU and 5k resolution. If this project becomes reality, it won’t only be the best Apple monitor on the market, but also one of the best gaming
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A glimpse inside the atom An electron microscope can’t just snap a photo like a mobile phone camera can. The ability of an electron microscope to image a structure – and how successful this imaging will be – depends on how well you understand the structure. Complex physics calculations are often needed to make full use of the potential of electron microscopy. An international research team led by TU Wien’s Prof. Peter Scha
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Land Rover x NASCAR Concept This daft, yet awesome concept design from YasidDESIGN combines the body styling of a Land Rover Defender with the ground-hugging properties of a stock car. Before you off-road and NASCAR purists get your panties in a bunch, it’s only a rendering. Hat Tip Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: BMW R5 Hommage LEGO Land Rover Concept 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Concepts Volvo: Tomorrow’s Intelligen
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How Well Can We Remember Someone’s Life after They Die? Our memories of our own lives are often unreliable, so it should be no surprise that the same is true for our departed loved ones — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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These Physicists Want to Send Your DNA Into Space With Lasers A pair of physicists want to turn outer space into a cloud for humanity’s most prized data. The post These Physicists Want to Send Your DNA Into Space With Lasers appeared first on WIRED .
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YouTube Is Becoming Many YouTubes to Keep Its Video Crown To lock in the broadest possible audience, YouTube is going narrow. The post YouTube Is Becoming Many YouTubes to Keep Its Video Crown appeared first on WIRED .
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Review: Naim Mu-so Qb Minimalist yet conspicuous, the Mu-so Qb is the ideal wireless speaker to prop out a glass-sheathed designer apartment on the West side of Manhattan. The post Review: Naim Mu-so Qb appeared first on WIRED .
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Bizarre Double Exposures Perfectly Capture Election Chaos The presidential election cycle feels like a circus. Mark Abramson’s images emphasize it. The post Bizarre Double Exposures Perfectly Capture Election Chaos appeared first on WIRED .
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Partnering with Trump Reveals Mike Pence’s Hypocrisy: New at Reason Steve Chapman had the opportunity to hear Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, now Donald Trump’s running mate, give a speech in 2010 about the proper character and conduct of a candidate holding office. Based on Pence’s comments, how could he possibly accept serving somebody like Trump? Pence’s subject that day was the presidency, a topic on which he had—I can’t say “has”—uncompromising opinions.
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Better lithium ion batteries, how do they work? Magnets! Battery research focuses on balancing three competing factors: performance, lifetime, and safety. Typically, you have to sacrifice one of these factors to get gains in the other two. But for applications like electric vehicles, we’d really like to see all three improved. In an investigation recently published in Nature Energy , scientists demonstrated the ability to use a magnetic field to align
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3D aerodromes—a VFR-pilot assistance technology for small aircraft Safe landing in adverse conditions is not only important for big airlines. Partners from Greece, Germany and Italy now developed the technology for a three-dimensional (3D) air navigation database and product for the general aviation sector – that is small and medium sized aircraft used for private use and short-middle range trips.
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Video: 3D printing to rapidly create and assess alloys of varying composition A 3D printer is allowing researchers at Ames Laboratory to rapidly create and assess alloys of varying composition to find just the right combination to produce materials with the desired characteristics.
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Maxthon browser reportedly collects sensitive data without asking Moving to an alternative web browser is no guarantee that you’ll be less susceptible to privacy and security issues. Researchers at Exatel have published a report claiming that Maxthon’s browser transmits sensitive user information, whether or not you enroll in the software’s User Experience Improvement Program. The data includes not only things you’d expect for support, such as software versions
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Cemtrex Announces Plans to Set Up Research Pilot Plant for Graphene Production Cemtrex Inc., a world leading industrial and manufacturing solutions company, announced today that it will set up a research pilot plant for the production of Graphene while simultaneously…
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Spaceflight sim Kerbal Space Program has landed on PS4 and Xbox One For the last several years, PC gamers have been able to build and fly their own rockets manned by little green men. Now, console gamers can hit the launch pad with the release […]
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How Satellites Will Enable Canada to Surveil the Arctic With Drones Canada and a slew of other countries are eyeing up the Arctic and the valuable resources it contains, and in the fight for sovereignty, surveillance is key. If the Canadian Armed Forces gets an upgraded satellite network in the north, it says that drones could send back more real-time information about what is going on up there. But the projects haven’t been funded yet, and there’s another obstac
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All you need for quantum computing at room temperature is some mothballs Much of the current research on the development of a quantum computer involves work at very low temperatures. The challenge to make them more practical for everyday use is to make them work at room temperature.
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The First Time Developing a Breakthrough Is Always the Hardest The term “breakthrough” has a lot of weight to it. It’s a significant milestone. You finally cracked that project or reached a level of personal development. It’s also always the hardest part of whatever you’re trying to achieve. As writer Seth Godin points out, breakthroughs are called such because they require a lot of work to accomplish. If you’re trying to develop something at work and you ca
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Three apps that take food delivery to the next level Time to break up with the local pizza guy. Photo: Caviar As much as we love ordering obscene amounts of pizza from our favorite chains, it’s time you pick up your smartphone and upgrade your food delivery choices. Some of the best restaurants in your local cities are now opening their doors to a new wave of apps that’ll have you enjoying some of your favorite local spots in the comfort of your ow
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Could a new center-left party emerge from a Labour split? Lib Dem leader Farron thinks soLiberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has hinted that Britain’s tumultuous political environment may offer an “historic opportunity” to create a grand alliance between parties in opposition against the Conservative government. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Iraq marshlands named Unesco World Heritage Site The United Nations cultural agency Unesco names Iraq’s southern marshes – once decimated by Saddam Hussein – a World Heritage Site.
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India court orders old cars deregistered in smog-hit Delhi India’s environment court Monday ordered all diesel vehicles older than 10 years be deregistered in New Delhi, strengthening a ban on pollution-spewing cars partly blamed for the capital’s toxic air, a lawyer said.
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Israel sends 3 missiles to intercept intruder drone from Syria… unsuccessfully – media An unidentified unmanned aircraft violated Israeli airspace over the Golan Heights on Sunday. Neither two Patriot missiles, nor one air-to-air missile fired from an Israeli fighter reportedly managed to take down the mystery UAV that retreated into Syria. Read Full Article at RT.com
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EU draft space policy calls for more military involvement PARIS – A draft summary of the European Commission’s space policy raises the issue of retooling Europe’s Galileo navigation and Copernicus Earth observation programs to make them more attractive to Europe’s military forces and whether Europe’s spaceport in South America should receive commission financing. The six-page summary, dated July and now being presented to European Union (EU) member stat
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Streamlined Sound – Jabra Halo Smart Wireless The Jabra Halo Smart Wireless Headphones came into existence after the company discovered a few key things about today’s consumers. One: everyone uses his or her smartphone for basically everything. Two: 79% of headphone users would prefer to have one listening device that handles all their communication and music needs while withstanding environmental distractions such as wind. Done and done, […
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Veterinary team looks at wild amphibians as possible zoonotic disease hosts Three different laboratories at Kansas State University hopped on board for a study that looks at the potential role of amphibians as a host for the spread of infectious diseases.
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This Video of Boston Dynamics Walking Its Robot Looks Like a Sci-Fi Movie The mother of a Reddit user was out walking her dog when she spotted the nice folks over at Boston Dynamics out walking their robot and looking dead inside. Read more…
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Kyocera Hydro Shore 5-inch screen works with wet hands Kyocera has unveiled a new smartphone aimed right at people on a budget who want a device that is able to survive life and use around the water without dying early. The new smartphone is called the Kyocera Hydro Shore and it is waterproof and supports the 4G LTE network used by AT&T GoPhone devices. The screen of the smartphone … Continue reading
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Mark Hamill given custom-made lightsaber by fan, reacts like the hero he is If ever you needed proof of just how much of a legend Mark Hamill really is, watch the way he reacts when given a custom-made lightsaber at London’s Star Wars Celebration event. Hamill is presented with the “Joker Custom Saber” — which comes complete with the Joker’s trademark laugh — by a man from Hampton’s Handcrafted LED Sabers , who tells the Star Wars icon that his customers have c
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How Urban Design Perpetuates Racial Inequality–And What We Can Do About It Our cities weren’t created equal. But they don’t have to stay that way. Cities are complex organisms shaped by myriad forces, but their organization bears the fingerprints of planners and policy makers who have shaped them for decades. At the root of many of these practices is racism, and modern cities bear the legacy of that discrimination. Read Full Story
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We Need A New Social Contract Between Workers, Companies, And Society: Here Are Some Ideas Having a job used to provide helpful benefits and a path to a stable life. Increasingly, it no longer does. So it’s time to rethink how we support and reward our workforce. The way we work today would be unrecognizable to the union bosses and corporate leaders of the past. When the United Auto Workers and General Motors signed the “Treaty of Detroit” in 1950—the most influential labor c
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The True Time Cost Of Multitasking Time-tracking apps are revealing what you’ve probably guessed: Multitasking wastes hours. Knowing that, though, helps solve the problem. In the interest of knowing where my day really goes, I have been tracking my time for the past 15 months. I use spreadsheets with half-hour blocks. That keeps this project manageable, but this method does have a downside: losing detail. When I write “work&q
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Bridgmanite sample found to remain stable at lower mantle conditions (Phys.org)—A diverse team of researchers with members from Germany, France, Russia and the U.S. has subjected a sample of bridgmanite to conditions believed to be present at Earth’s lower mantle and has found that it remained stable. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the team describes the testing they conducted, what they found and their theory regarding the dynamo effect
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Magnetic Field Makes a Better Lithium-Ion Battery for Electric Vehicles Magnetic field alignment enables thick-electrode batteries with a higher energy density at a lower cost
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A Quest for Serenity: Family Residence with Brick Walls and Indoor Greenery While we often do not go into the details of the costs involved in the creation of dream homes and fabulous renovations that we often feature on Decoist , it is often the single most important factor that defines these houses. Not many of us have the luxury of an ‘unrestricted budget’ and for 7A architecture studio that shaped the Nguyen’s House in Buon Ma Thuot city , Dak Lak Province, Vietnam,
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Collected Coffee Collected Coffee searches the globe for the world’s most notable whole bean coffees. Each month, subscribers receive a bag of specialty coffee with a detailed description both the beans and its roaster, along with a suggested preparation method for optimal flavor. Link Price: $25/mo More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: DOERS.coffee Deal: Cafflano Coffeemaker & Cup Blue Label Lunar New Year
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Horton The Elephant Side Table Make your living room area a bit more whimsical by bringing in this Horton the elephant side table. Inspired by the iconic Dr. Seuss character, each table is expertly hand chiseled from kiln-dried peach wood – ensuring no two pieces are alike. Check it out $339.99
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Smart Single Serve Coffee Machine Get a coffee house quality mug right at home by preparing your drink with this smart single serve coffee machine. This high-tech appliance controls every aspect of the coffee making process from grind size to coffee-to-water ratio for the perfect cup of Joe. Check it out $399.00
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Bubble Fart Blower Guy Add a little humor to your office space by bringing in this bubble fart blower guy. This cheeky battery operated toy stands around six inches tall and blows a constant stream of tiny bubbles out his disturbingly detailed little anus. Check it out $26.27
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Acme Weapons Crate Beef up your home’s security with the greatest weapons in history by purchasing this Acme weapons crate. This sizable crate comes filled with a range of deadly weapons like a two-handed machete, mace, bullwhip, and tomahawk among others. Check it out $495.00
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Motorized Drink Cooler Become the center attraction at the next tailgate you attend by riding on this motorized drink cooler. It boasts a sizable 94 quart capacity and comes with a 500 watt hub motor mounted onto the front wheel that can reach speeds of up to 18 miles per hour. Check it out $1,199.00
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U.K. med-tech startup raises $20 million to bring next-gen robotics to surgery Cambridge Medical Robotics (CMR), a U.K. medical startup building next-generation robotic technology for minimal access surgery, has raised $20.3 million in a series A round led by ABB Technology Ventures, with participation from Cambridge Innovation Capital and LGT Global Invest. Robot-assisted surgery has been in development for a while, with a view to circumventing restrictions in the field of
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To avoid sexual cannibalism, praying mantis males choose well-fed females. Somehow, sexual cannibalism never seems to get old. Maybe it’s the visceral image of animals eating their partners after doing the deed. Or maybe hearing about kinky sex in wild animals helps us accept our own sexual oddities. Whatever the cause of our obsession, this study adds another layer of drama to the mix. Here, scientists gave male praying mantises a choice of whom to interact with: a like
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Illuminating Earth’s Largest Ecosystem The following is one article in a series of dispatches from the E/V Nautilus. I served as a participating scientist on the Central California leg of the 2016 expedition; live footage of the Nautilus’ continuing exploration on the seafloor can be found at http://www.nautiluslive.org. During the Central California leg of the Exploration Vessel Nautilus’ 2016 season, our team of scientists and engineers exp
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Scotland could hold 2nd independence referendum next year Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon could call for a second independence referendum to be held as early as 2017 if the country is destined to be taken out of the EU along with the rest of the UK. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The Best Mobile AR Apps That Aren’t Pokémon Go In short time, Pokémon Go has pushed augmented reality (AR) into the mainstream . Its ability to overlay digital animations onto the real world using your phone’s camera and screen is unlike any other popular game before it. But Pokémon Go isn’t the only app that seamlessly blends virtual objects into the real world. Here are the best AR apps not linked with Nintendo. Ingress Ingress is made by t
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A Comparison Between Wired & Wireless Home Security As common as getting a new house, a new car or a new pet, it is just as regular now for people to own a security system for their beloved abode. Security systems does a lot to alert the owners of any kind of breach or trespassing into their areas, but also helps in times of burglary or robberies to provide safety precautions and make the owner aware of any criminal acts going on in his premise. Wi
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These Amazing Trompe L’oeil Illusions Bring Drab City Buildings To Life Trompe l’oeil (literally “to deceive the eye”) is an ancient technique whereby a painter creates a visual illusion via a trick of perspective. French street artist Patrick Commecy is a modern master of this art form, working with his team of artists at A-Fresco to create huge, hyper-realistic murals on otherwise drab building facades. Read more…
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You Say Rotifer, I Say Tiny Critter With a Buzzsaw for a Face Say hello to the rotifer, a teensy critter that uses its buzzsaw face to suck in prey. The post You Say Rotifer, I Say Tiny Critter With a Buzzsaw for a Face appeared first on WIRED .
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Spacious steel-framed tiny house is ready to hit the road Less is more when it comes to a tiny home’s weight, but when it comes to floorspace, more is more appealing. To balance these concerns, Vancouver’s Mint Tiny Homes used a metal frame instead of the more typical wood for its most recent build. With its spacious and light-filled interior, plus a high-end finish, this one ticks all the right boxes. .. Continue Reading Spacious steel-framed tiny hous
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POSH – Most Exquisite & Luxurious Charging Cable Your charging cable just got more colorful and super fun for everyday use with POSH. These have an eye-catching appearance that has a refined hand feel with up to 2.4X faster speed and 3X more durability. It is one of the thinnest, minimally designed charging cable with a premium metal alloy casing, available in Lightning and Micro USB styles. Currently, the cable available for pre-order has a 1m
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Vololights Connected Motorcycle Brake Lights Ensure you’re seen on your next ride with the Vololights Connected Motorcycle Brake Lights. Easily and effortlessly installing to your rear license plate, this impressive bit of gear requires no wire cutting and comes with POSI-TAP connectors that can be simply plugged into your plate illumination wires. Incredibly, the Vololights Brake Lights can detect deceleration from any method and flashes i
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Blister B30 – Magnetic Screw Holder The MICATON® magnetic screw holder is a simple, but innovative and ergonomic way to make sure your screws are always straight, and never risk stripping them, or damage to the surrounding area. MICATON® increases the grip on the screw, and avoids losing, dropping or damaging screws and other fastenings thanks to the powerful internal magnet, capable of holding up to several pounds. This means that
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Cloudylight – Coolest Lamp On Earth The Cloudylight is a lamp with a built-in high-end audio system that has many features. It is made out of high-quality plastic formed like a cloud. Inside the cloud, there are two high-end Guy Bonneville Blam speakers which produce a clear sound and a heavy bass, 25 controllable LEDs and a custom made PCB with Bluetooth module. The Cloudylight weights just under 4kG and can be hanged on the ceili
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Samsung S27E310H 27″ 1080p 1ms LED LCD Monitor $144.99 Samsung S27E310H 27″ 1080p 1ms LED LCD Monitor $144.99
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Man leaves rat race to grow dream permaculture farm – and it’s flourishing after 3 yearsAndrew Martin left the fast-paced business world in order to live simpler and more sustainably. He and his wife Beth bought five acres in Bay of Plenty, New Zealand and began growing a permaculture that in only three years has turned into a lush oasis featuring a vegetable garden, fruit trees, a pond and wildlife habitats. 5 acres planted hundreds of fruit trees – native plants mixed among fruit t
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Gary Johnson Hits Record High 13 Percent in Polling, Scott Baio to Speak at RNC, 100,000+ Cross Venezuelan Border in Search of Food: A.M Links Gary Johnson reached a high of 13 percent in the most recent presidential polls as the Republican convention begins in Cleveland, where Scott Baio is set to speak and where a hundred naked women welcomed Donald Trump . Police in Philadelphia , site of the Democratic convention next week, warned business owners to secure outside belongings “to avoid misappropriation by demonstrators.” Si
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Increase Output Voltage With A Voltage Multiplier Applications such as printers, laser-based fiber optic systems, and charged-particle air filtration systems require hundreds or even thousands of volts at low power. A simple boost converter with a voltage multiplier can solve these issues.
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Algae May Be Melting the Greenland Ice Sheet “Black and Bloom” project explores how microorganisms help to determine the pace of Arctic melting — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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A New Climate Change Documentary Focuses On Solutions, Not Doom Environment But instills a healthy amount of fear, too Time to Choose, released this past month, is the latest documentary to attempt to tackle the subject of climate change and succeeds in many ways where others released…
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Popular Science Goes To Starfleet Academy Entertainment The Intrepid Museum’s new interactive exhibit will school you in Star Trek A young Klingon cadet in a Starfleet uniform lies on the medical bed in front of me.
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Eliminate Your Mental Lag to Lie More Effectively There are plenty of situations where telling a lie can be beneficial , but it hardly matters if you suck at lying. If you want to be convincing, focus on eliminating the mental lag that makes your answers take longer. As undercover cop Neil Woods explains over at VICE, when people lie they have to take an extra step to tell a story. If it really happened, then you just explain it. If you’re makin
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US arms giant Lockheed Martin giddy to cash in on Brexit bonanza Global arms giant Lockheed Martin hopes Brexit will boost British business as the firm’s CEO plots a UK spending spree in light of the plunging pound. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Ruble rises as emerging market cash shifts from Turkey The Russian currency strengthened on Monday, trading at a nine-month high of 63.10 to the US dollar and 69.64 to the euro on the Moscow Stock Exchange. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Xiaomi’s MacBook Air challenger specs are spilled Thanks to a fresh leak, we now know more about the specs of Xiaomi’s incoming laptop which bears a similar design to Apple’s MacBook Air (such as its aluminum construction and tapered edge). According to details on a spec sheet spotted by Benchlife.info , the notebook will run with an Intel Core i7-6500U processor (with a base clock speed of 2.5GHz and turbo to 3.1GHz, and a TDP of 15W). Initial
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Waiting for Spotify to come to Xbox One? Don’t hold your breath If you’ve been waiting for Spotify to make its way to Xbox One after its arrival on PS4 last year then it might be time to stop holding your breath. A recent tweet from Spotify support, responding to a question, reads: “Hi! Right now we’re focused on our exclusive partnership with PlayStation, we don’t have any info regarding other consoles/BE”. The comment indicates that the world’s bi
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Master & Dynamic Gives the MW60 Headphones A Sleek New Colorway Every man needs a nice pair of wireless headphones. They’re perfect for almost all scenarios – commuting on the train, listening to music at work, working out without a cord getting in the way. These seemingly simple activities are all benefited by the advent of Bluetooth technology. Master & Dynamic make some of the very best listening devices on the […] Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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Review: CineHome offers great home theater sound without wires Anyone who’s been to the movies lately knows why many people prefer to stay home and watch movies.
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Rock Out With Your Wallet Out In Amazon’s Yamaha Gold Box Need some gear to start the next hit band? Amazon’s running a Gold Box deal on keyboards, guitars, tuners, and mixers from Yamaha, today only. Read more…
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Two-Face office building, shoebox diorama / Joris Verhoeven Architectuur The new headquarters of Shoesme, a childrens shoe’s manufacturer in Tilburg, has been given two different faces… The post Two-Face office building, shoebox diorama / Joris Verhoeven Architectuur appeared first on Architecture Lab .
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DIY Air Blower While you could run out to the hardware store and just buy a leaf blower, there’s something to be said for making your own stuff. MrGear shows us how to turn a DVD spindle case, a soda bottle, a drink can, plastic pipe, a motor, and hot glue into a homebrew mini blower. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Making a Sweet Potato Patch Making a Vase from Crayons Building a Tank from Scratch
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Turkey arrests surpass 7,500 after failed coup attempt Turkey widened a crackdown on suspected supporters of a failed military coup on Sunday, taking the number of people rounded up in the armed forces and judiciary to 6,000, and the government said it was in control of the country and economy.
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AIDS summit opens as concerns grow over epidemic resurgence More than 18,000 scientists, campaigners and donors opened a major AIDS conference in South Africa on Monday, hailing progress against the disease but warning that recent gains were under threat.
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Design tool transforms objects into intricate works of art Just as wrought-iron fences and ornaments connect straight and curved elements to form aesthetically pleasing 3-D shapes, a new computational design tool developed by Disney Research enables people to design 3-D objects whose surfaces are formed from interconnected circles, hearts and other shapes.
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Managing an endangered river across the US-Mexico border The Rio Grande (called Rio Bravo in Mexico) is the lifeline to an expansive desert in the southwest USA and northern Mexico. From Colorado to the Gulf of Mexico, over 3000 km, people depend on the river to quench their thirst and irrigate their crops. The river also forms the boundary between the USA and Mexico for 2034 km.
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Character animation technique produces realistic looking bends at joints Bending of an elbow or a knee is common in most computer animations of human or animal figures, but current techniques often result in unwanted pinching or bulging near the joints. Disney Research has found a way to eliminate those artifacts even when the animation algorithm is running in real-time.
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Massimo Retro LED 4-Color Changing LED Light Bulb w/ Remote Control $7.99 Massimo Retro LED 4-Color Changing LED Light Bulb w/ Remote Control $7.99
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Astrophysics professor creates ‘stellar’ remix of space sounds A Professor of Astrophysics from The University of Manchester has teamed up with two acclaimed music producers to create a unique composition using sounds from space, which is now being released as a limited edition 7″ single.
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26 Things All Architects Can Relate To © hvostik via Shutterstock Working in architecture is always a challenging experience in which you just never know what might happen next. That said, there are a number of things we can collectively relate to as a part of this industry. Here we’ve created a list of things we’re all too familiar with—whether that relates to finishing projects, working with clients, or just dealing with people that
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Bonjour, Siri! Apple looks to France for new imaging tech lab One of the most sought-after smartphone components nowadays is the camera (or in some cases, cameras ). What was once considered a luxury feature is now a mainstay within the smartphone market. It only makes sense then that smartphone manufacturers continue to improve camera capabilities from one generation to the next. But how to stay abreast, or keep advancing the state of the art? Apple is loo
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Tehran gets first batch of missiles for S-300 complex Russia has delivered the first consignment of surface-to-air missiles for S-300 air defense complexes supplied to Iran earlier this year, reports Tasnim News Agency. The initial contract called for delivery of at least five S-300 air defense batteries. Read Full Article at RT.com
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WD My Cloud 4TB Personal Cloud Network Attached Storage (NAS) $149.99 WD My Cloud 4TB Personal Cloud Network Attached Storage (NAS) $149.99
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I may have created the first GPS augmented reality game (credit: PG/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images) Way back in the autumn of 2004, I may have invented the world’s first GPS-based augmented reality game. In light of the stratospheric success of Pokémon Go , I’m wondering whether I should have perhaps attempted to patent my invention. My game was called Augmented Reality Multi-User Dungeon, or ARMUD for short, and it was the topic of my university thesis. The
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Oakley’s TruBridge customizes the fit with modular nose pads When it comes to noses, one size does not fit all. Photo: Oakley When you’re getting fitted for a pair of prescription glasses, one of the key components to a perfect fitting frame is how it sits on your nose. Of course, nose sizes vary from person to person so Oakley created a new feature called TruBridge. TruBridge allows frames to accept various nose pads to center your line of sight while eve
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Google launches voter registration assistance in its search results Google today is rolling out a new search feature that will help U.S. users learn how they can register to vote, according to their state’s requirements. When people search for “register to vote” on Google, the search engine will now display detailed guidelines, voting requirements, as well as information on how to register online, by mail and in person, as applicable. The… Read More
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Amazon Video now lets you download content to Android SD cards Android users now have another, more convenient option to make use of their Amazon Prime Video subscriptions. Amazon pushed out an update that lets Android users download movies, videos, and other content from its Prime Video service to the SD cards in their handsets. Previously, Amazon only allowed content to be saved to the internal storage on those smartphones. With this update, not only will
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Why the top 5 tech companies are dead set on AI At nearly every major technology event for the past five years we’ve been given at least one “wow” moment — when one of the big players would unveil some sort of product or service that no one had ever seen before. The bar was set high for innovation, because there were wide-open spaces to be filled. Technology was revolutionary, not evolutionary. But so far in 2016… Read More
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Science under siege: how Venezuela’s economic crisis is affecting researchers Chemist Claudio Bifano tells Nature about daily life in a country gripped by hunger, scarcity and violence. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20261
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Republican Convention Diary: Riot Gear and Hugs in Cleveland The city is bracing for riots and protests. Others are just embracing. The post Republican Convention Diary: Riot Gear and Hugs in Cleveland appeared first on WIRED .
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Thousands of fMRI brain studies in doubt due to software flaws Historic software flaws could render thousands of fMRI studies inaccurate, but researchers failing to use the right statistical methods is a big problem too
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Wonder Bread Plus Fire Makes a Miraculous Material Wonder Bread is already semi-miraculous: It’s impossibly soft, sweet, and shelf-stable. But unlocking the true potential inside this fluffy stuff results in a substance nearly impervious to heat and electricity, not dissimilar from what used to cover the exterior of spacecraft . Read more…
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Standard Model of particle physics could be rewritten if new particle with 6 times the mass of Higgs Boson is confirmed Hopes are rising that a previously unknown particle has been discovered by the Large Hadron Collider, the particle accelerator that lies under the France-Switzerland border near Geneva. The LHC was the site of the discovery of the Higgs boson, for which the scientists who predicted its existence won the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics. Data obtained from experiments conducted through last year indica
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How to Spot Quality Furniture at Ikea You’ve got to look beyond the particle board Ikea is known for producing affordable, Scandinavian-modern furniture , but not all of the store’s flat-pack offerings are shown to stand the test of time. The store can get a bad rap for pieces that fall apart after a move or lose their shine at the first instance of wear and tear. But the Swedish furniture giant actually has a number of sturdy, high-
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What’s the Deal With Wireless Charging Furniture? Bringing (wireless) power to the people As any design-obsessed human can tell you, nothing ruins the look of a modern, minimalist room quite like a power cable haphazardly snaking its way from socket to tabletop. Until recently, unsightly cords were a necessary evil of the digital age. But all that’s about to change. Wireless device charging is already being rolled out in the next generation of t
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A Guide to Interior Lighting Foolproof tips from a veteran lighting designer Designer Michelle Steinback was in the middle of remodeling her Eichler-style ranch in Portland in 2013 when she needed some lighting that worked with the existing architecture. “I wanted globe lights, in glass and brass, and no one made them,” Steinback says. Having spent the ten years prior in production and design for a large lighting m
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Buying Furniture 101: The 6 Most Important Things to Consider Function and size are key Alison Davin’s San Francisco-based firm, Jute Interiors , specializes in crafting home interiors from start-to-finish, from space planning to final furniture selection. She gave us her top tips for getting the furniture to fit just right. 1. Ergonomics are fundamental “We always start with function,” says Davin. “Having something fit your ergonomic require
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Comcast joins top mobile carriers in 600MHz spectrum auction (credit: Comcast) Comcast is getting ready to bid on spectrum as it prepares a move into the mobile broadband business. Bidding under the name ” CC Wireless Investment, LLC ,” Comcast submitted its application a few months ago and is now one of 62 qualified bidders announced by the Federal Communications Commission on Friday. These bidders have submitted down payments and met all the ne
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Failing to achieve annual fuel-economy targets will soon cost automakers way more – Roadshow NHTSA is set to more than double the fine for not meeting CAFE targets, including certain 2015 model year vehicles.
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RNC 2016: How will it stack up against crazy conventions of America’s past? Donald Trump will officially claim the GOP presidential nomination at next week’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, but likely not without some turmoil surrounding the Quicken Loans Arena. How will 2016 stack up against conventions past? Read Full Article at RT.com
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Portion Control: The 5 Best Meal Prep Containers on the Market Get Prepped! The post Portion Control: The 5 Best Meal Prep Containers on the Market appeared first on The Manual .
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When CGI Meets Ferrofluid, Things Get Weird The magnetized liquid known as ferrofluid already looks like some kind of alien substance, but a design studio in Barcelona created a short video used this strange material along with CGI to create something that resembles a Pixar film you’d watch in hell. According to its Making Of video, the team realized that ferrofluid when magnetized and shot with a macro lens naturally creates Nordic landsc
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The likelihood of #NeverTrump fan theories during and after the Republican National Convention We all know that Donald Trump will enter the Cleveland Republican National Convention next week as the presumptive nominee, but the most important word there is ‘presumptive.’ It hasn’t been an easy road to hoe for poor, embattled Trump, despite the fact that he won 1,543 delegates of the 1,237 needed to secure the nomination. He has faced the #NeverTrump movement, threats for delegates to vote f
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Buy a $16 4-Port USB Charger, Get a Car Charger For Free $16 is a decent enough price for a four-port USB charging hub with 8A of output, but if you buy one today from RAVPower, you can get a dual-port car charger for free . Just add both to your cart, and use code JW8WRW5U at checkout. Read more…
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Hey Let’s Do the Physics of a Crazy Person Launching From a Huge Slingshot Here is a stunt that launches humans into the air with a giant slingshot. The humans then parachute down. It’s a great introductory physics problem. The post Hey Let’s Do the Physics of a Crazy Person Launching From a Huge Slingshot appeared first on WIRED .
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Good News: Global Energy Intensity Continues to Decline The Energy Information Administration has just released its new data on energy intensity trends. Basically, the agency finds that humanity overall is using ever less energy to create more value . How much less? About a third less energy is being used to produce a dollar’s worth of goods and services than was being consumed in 1990. In the meantime, world GDP nearly doubled and world population in
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Comprehensive Map of Primate Brain Development Published in Nature Researchers at the Allen Institute for Brain Science have published an in-depth analysis of a comprehensive molecular atlas of brain development in the non-human primate. This analysis uncovers features of the genetic code underlying brain development in our close evolutionary relative, while revealing distinct features of human brain development by comparison. The study is based on the NIH Bluep
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Ghostbusters Is Absolutely, Definitely Getting a Sequel (Probably) Be prepared for bustin’ to make you feel good once more. Following its opening weekend at the box office, the new Ghostbusters movie is apparently already doing well enough that a sequel is all but guaranteed. Read more…
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Climate-Friendly Republicans Are Skipping GOP Convention Eleven representatives who are trying to change their party’s attitude note that climate and energy are missing from the convention agenda — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Significant Digits For Monday, July 18, 2016 You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. Last Wednesday, FiveThirtyEight launched an in-depth look at gun violence in America. For the final time, Significant Digits is going to highlight that work. 1 in 3,400 Share of gun homicides in the U.S. from 2002 to 2014 that occurred in a terrorist attack. In the rest of the world, at least one of e
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French prime minister booed at minute’s silence for Nice victims Tension still runs high in France’s southern town of Nice after an attack in which 84 people were killed. Thousands of people on Monday crowded the waterfront promenade where Mohamed Lahouiaej Bouhlel rammed a truck into the crowd during the Bastille Day celebrations. SEE ALSO: Fake image of Sikh man is now being used to accuse him of the Nice attack After a minute’s silence for the victims, the
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NuForce BE6 Wireless Bluetooth Earphones NuForce BE6 Wireless Bluetooth Earphones The NuForce BE6 gives audio enthusiasts a cord-less experience without compromising on sound quality. The BE6 is the only Bluetooth earphones to be fully crafted from aluminum, which provides crystal-clear sound and elegant design in a lightweight form-factor, making them durable and attractive for all lifestyles. $98 · BUY
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Designer plans leather accessories made from Alexander McQueen’s lab-grown skin Tina Gorjanc raises some fascinating questions by patenting lab-grown skin borne from the late fashion designer’s genetic material.
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Does Crime-Predicting Software Bias Judges? Unfortunately, There’s No Data For centuries judges have had to make guesses about the people in front of them. Will this person commit a crime again? Or is this punishment enough to deter them? Do they have the support they need at home to stay safe and healthy and away from crime? Or will they be thrust back into a situation that drives them to their old ways? Ultimately, judges have to guess. But recently, judges in states
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SpaceX Rocket Carries Chernobyl Fungi Into Space Space The tiniest cosmonauts could help develop a “sunblock” for radiation Some special passengers are riding to the space station inside SpaceX’s Dragon capsule, which launched on Monday morning…
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You Can Release a Student Loan Cosigner If You’ve Made Timely, Regular PaymentsCosigning can be a financially risky move , but a lot of parents cosign on a child’s student loan so they can pay for tuition. The good news is if your child makes timely, regular payments once the loan kicks in, some loan providers will allow you to release the cosigner. Student Loan Hero tells us how it’s done. http://lifehacker.com/when-you-shoul… Navient is one servicer that offers this optio
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Turkish investigators enter & ‘search’ Incirlik air base where US nukes are housed Turkish prosecutors and police are conducting searches at Turkey’s Incirlik air base in connection with the failed coup, Turkish media reported. The base is used by both the Turkish and US air forces. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Highest-ranking Baltimore police in Freddie Gray case not guilty on all charges A Maryland judge has ruled that Lieutenant Brian Rice is not guilty of all three charges he faced in the case of Freddie Gray. Rice was the highest-ranking Baltimore police officer was charged over Gray’s in-custody death. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia to loan Bangladesh $11.4bn to build nuclear power plant The Russian government has approved a deal to loan up to $11.38 billion to build the Rooppur nuclear power plant in Bangladesh. Read Full Article at RT.com
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How USA Swimming trains with BMW’s Motion Tracking System for the 2016 Olympics BMW might have found a low-risk way to test its autonomous driving systems — in the pool. Wait…what? For the past six years, BMW has been the official mobility partner of the U.S. Olympic Committee. As part of the role, the automaker has created a customized motion tracking system for USA Swimming, treating American swimmers like they’re autonomous cars in chlorine. How? Read More
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Samsung’s Extra-Speedy MicroSD Cards Are Stupid Cheap Right Now $10 for 32GB or $20 for 64GB are great prices for any brand of microSD card, but they’re basically unheard of for an 80MB/s model from a reputable manufacturer like Samsung. Read more…
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All the News You Missed From This Weekend’s Star Wars Celebration Europe We only got answers to a few of the questions we had going in there, but the con still loaded up down with plenty of news about Rogue One, Star Wars: Rebels , the Han Solo movie, and more. Here’s all of io9’s coverage from this year’s Star Wars Celebration Europe. Read more…
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People are calling out Paul Ryan for this selfie with Capitol Hill interns What’s wrong with this photo? Well, you probably don’t need to look closely to figure it out. Speaker Paul Ryan posted a selfie on Saturday from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland of himself with a room full of Capitol Hill interns. SEE ALSO: Twitter is going to live stream the Republican and Democratic conventions One problem people are pointing out: this room full of interns includ
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Ghostbusters Is Absolutely, Definitely Getting a Sequel (Probably) Be prepared for bustin’ to make you feel good once more. Following its opening weekend at the box office, the new Ghostbusters movie is apparently already doing well enough that a sequel is all but guaranteed. While it’s not officially official (as silly a denotation as that is), speaking in the wake of Ghostbusters ’ $46 million dollar taking this weekend in the U.S., Sony Picture’s president of
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Slain police officer’s Facebook post leaves a heartbreaking legacy – CNET Technically Incorrect: Montrell Jackson was one of three Baton Rouge police officers shot dead in an ambush on Sunday. He had written earlier this month of the struggle between love and hate.
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You can run Android on Chromebooks via the Steam Client into CrossOver for Android If you’re the proud owner of a Chromebook Pixel 2, or Acer R11, head on over to Settings > About Chrome OS > Check for and apply updates. Google released Android for Intel based ChromeBooks. AND CrossOver for Android installed and ran on a Google ChromeBook. More importantly, we were able to install the Steam Client into CrossOver for Android and run LIMBO and other games. MORE IMPORTANTLY, we hav
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Zombie Mammoths To The Rescue From Our Blogs: Nexus Media News A bizarre plan to save humanity Scientists have a fix for one of the greatest threats facing our climate. It’s big. It’s hairy, and it’s been dead 10,000 years.
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Fun Ways to Use a Video Projector in Your Home Projectors provide the ultimate home theater experience, allowing you to enjoy films and TV shows in a setting similar to what the neighborhood cineplex offers. Today’s projectors are smaller and more transportable than previous generations. And because projectors can connect to any device that can play via an HDMI port, such as a laptop or tablet, their uses have increased considerably. Here are
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Facebook and ABC team up for live DNC and RNC coverage Your options for livestreaming the Democratic and Republican national conventions just got even wider. ABC and Facebook are partnering on 24-hour live online coverage of both the DNC and RNC, whether it’s speeches on the floor or protests outside. And importantly, this isn’t just reusing TV programming onilne — there will be in-depth coverage that wouldn’t be practical in conventional broadcasti
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Mastercard unveils next-level Masterpass features and a company-wide rebranding, all in one fell swoop July 14 was a big day for Mastercard. The company held an event to unveil two significant developments for its future: An enhanced version of the innovative Masterpass global digital payment service that’s designed to positively change the way consumers conduct everyday transactions, and a first look at a new logo that symbolizes Mastercard’s rebranding and evolvement as a more digitally driven c
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Police shootings How many police officers are killed in the US in a normal year? And how many people are killed by police?
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California hit yet another record high in solar energy generation In California, the solar power industry is having a field day. For the second time in as many years, the largest electricity grid in the state broke its own solar generation record with a whopping 8,030 megawatts (MW) output at 1:06pm local time July 12. California Independent System Operator (CAISO) reports that is the equivalent of the power consumed by 2 million households but, ironically, the
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‘Jumping film’ harnesses the power of humidity Scientists from the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS) and the University of Tokyo have developed a film that curls up and straightens out autonomously when exposed to tiny, barely measurable changes in ambient humidity. When irradiated with ultraviolet light, which causes changes in the film’s ability to absorb and desorb water, it can even “jump” into the air.
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Researchers decipher the temperature indicator TEX86, overcome a seeming weakness of global climate models Scientists from the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) have overcome a seeming weakness of global climate models. They had previously not been able to simulate the extreme warm period of the Eocene.
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Scientists determine structure of enzyme linked with key cell-signaling protein Scientists have captured atomic level snapshots showing how one key enzyme modifies a protein involved in turning genes on or off inside cells. Understanding this process-which is particularly important when cells are first taking on specialized identities such as nerve cells, muscle, skin, and so on-helps explain how complex organisms can arise from a finite number of genes. The research, publish
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Record-Setting Hard Drive Writes Information One Atom At a Time An excerpt from Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species—atom by atom. (Image: Sander Otte et al., 2016/Nature Nanoscience) Researchers working in the Netherlands have developed an atomic-scale rewritable data-storage device capable of packing 500 terabits onto a single square inch. Incredibly, that’s enough to store every book written by humans on a surface the size of a postage stamp. Holy shi
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New Sony site lets you flip through Jeff Buckley’s record collection – CNET How much Leonard Cohen did the late singer-songwriter have on his shelves? Find out by perusing his collection yourself.
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Physicists discover how proteins in the brain build-up rapidly in Alzheimer’s Cambridge researchers have identified – and shown that it may be possible to control – the mechanism that leads to the rapid build-up of the disease-causing ‘plaques’ that are characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease.
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Boblbee Backpack The Boblbee Backpack for motorcycle riders has a cult following, it doesn?t just make it easy to carry your stuff around, it?s also a back protector. The versatile pack was specifically designed with motorcycle riders in mind, it features an aerodynamically molded top to improve the airflow behind the riders helmet, an impact protective ABS shell, a super ventilated soft foam back panel, an insid
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Wynd Air Purifier Wynd Air Purifier is a device that was developed by an engineer that worries about the air quality we breathe in modern cities. He wanted to create something that you could always carry with you, ensuring you?d always get purified air. This is how Wynd was born, it?s small, lightweight and portable, so you can easily have it always with you, use it in your car, office or home. On the bottom, you
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A forgotten Space Age technology could change how we grow food | Lisa Dyson We’re heading for a world population of 10 billion people — but what will we all eat? Lisa Dyson rediscovered an idea developed by NASA in the 1960s for deep-space travel, and it could be a key to reinventing how we grow food.
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World Interior of the Year 2016 shortlist announced Inside 2016: a converted shophouse , a 1950s-style burger restaurant and a monochrome fashion boutique are among the projects shortlisted for the Inside Awards 2016 (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Researchers develop new flame retardants Flame retardants are invisible assistants in car seats, gasket sealants, furniture and even in aeroplanes. However, their ingredients are not always harmless. Empa researchers developed three …
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It’s not the train, it’s not the plan- coming The HyperLoop! | Sebastien Gendron | TEDxThunderBay Sebastien walks us through the history of the hyperloop, and the gold rush to be the first to “make it happen”. His passion and involvement are evident throughout, and his talk ends with a three minute interview , on what Sebastien feels, is just around the corner. ‎Founder & CEO of Canadian Hyperloop Startup, Transpod Inc, Sebastien Gendron is a dynamic innovator. He has had a life
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Innovation – part of an ecosystem | Catherine Ball | TEDxWhitsundayAnglicanSchool What can we learn from hermit crabs? Dr Ball started her academic life by taking a GAP year to Zambia, working with orphans and vulnerable children through a grassroots charity that empowered the whole community. This experience was not only challenging and life affirming, but also underlined for her the importance of her decision to study Environmental Protection, and finish her academic trainin
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For the love of medcine | mohamed Elnour | TEDxUMST medicine is a profession that depends on compassion, empathy, sensitivity and good taste in order to manage and eliminate human suffering. is our culture creating a dehumanized approach to medicine by attaching more emphasis to the socioeconomic status and “prestige” of medicine? this talk will observe some challenges that face us as a community towards creating a more compassionate app
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How software engineering concepts help to solve the refugee crisis | Christoph Staudt | TEDxFSUJena The global refugee streams are a real challenge that affects each of us in personal life too. How you can make a difference and keep solutions simple though, will be explained using the example of higher education for refugees. How you can make a difference and keep solutions simple though, will be explained using the example of Kiron – open higher education for refugees. One of the founders of K
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New nanoscale MRI machine breaks multiple world records The Olympics are still a few weeks away, but researchers at Leiden University’s Institute of Physics are already smashing world records — if not Olympic ones — with a new nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) microscope . In an effort to capture 3D images in atomic resolution, PhD students Jelmer T. Wagenaar and Arthur de Haan created the device to be 1,000 times more sensitive than similar microscope
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NASA satellite pulls a 360 flip while staring at the sun, for science Twice a year, NASA instructs its Solar Dynamics Observatory to complete a 360-degree rotation while meticulously capturing photographs of the sun. It takes approximately seven hours to complete, capturing a photo every 12 seconds — but the results are nothing less than extraordinary. Launched in 2010, the Solar Dynamics Observatory completes the acrobatic maneuver so that the spacecraft’s Atmosph
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Welcome to Furniture Week! A weeklong celebration of sofas, side tables, and everything in between Welcome to Furniture Week at Curbed! All week long, we’ll be bringing you intel on the best places to get the most bang for your buck—from Ikea to that antiques fair you’ve been wanting to check out for forever, and many, many places in between. We’ll also be highlighting the work of companies changing the way we manufacture,
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8 Coffee Tables Under $300 What good is a living room without a table for artful display and kicking back? Serious couch-potatoing is child’s play without the support of a neighboring coffee table. Whether it’s remotes and chip bags or novels and wine glasses, a temporary landing pad for your stuff is crucial for chilling hard. Coffee tables are also strangely hard to shop for, exorcising the nitpicky, commitment-phobe Gol
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Buy: Power Bank Whether Snachatting, catching Pokemon, emailing or actually calling people, a power bank for your smartphone is an essential. The new Dubleup designs do exactly what you think, but they are super-slim and lightweight—and they’re the size of a credit…… Continue Reading…
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How to download Amazon Video movies and TV shows to a memory card Amazon Video’s ability to download content from the service to your smartphone or tablet is a big win over its rival Netflix , and the feature has just been made even better, as you can now download video to your Android device’s SD card . This is great news for those of us who have limited amount of space on our devices. It means we can pop in a large capacity SD card and save movies and TV show
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Two Pokemon Go players fall off a cliff, while two more are shot at Pokemon Go may be a fun experience, but it’s also turning out to be quite dangerous. In fact, it’s turning out to be the perfect example of why walking around fully engrossed in […]
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Research examines how to optimize nanoparticles for efficient drug delivery Nanoparticles are being studied as drug delivery systems to treat a wide variety of diseases. New research delves into the physical properties of nanoparticles that are important for successfully delivering therapeutics within the body, with a primary focus on size. This is especially important as relatively subtle differences in size can affect cell uptake and determine the fate of nanoparticles
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Add a Doorbell To Any Home or Apartment For Under $20 Just because your house or apartment doesn’t have a doorbell doesn’t mean you’ll have to rely on knocking like a caveman. This $18 kit has everything you need to install one, no wiring required. You can even choose from 52 different chimes! Read more…
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Russia spaceplane engine to be publicly revealed in September Russian state media is reporting that the country’s Defense Ministry is developing a nuclear-armed bomber than could launch attacks from space. A prototype aircraft is under development and will be ready for trials by 2020. According to RIA Novosti, the engine, for the spaceplane, has already been tested and is expected to make its public debut in September at the International Military Technolog
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Tesla will make ‘significant’ upgrades to Autopilot driver assistance system Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk tweeted Sunday that that he had a “promising call” with Bosch , a German auto-technology supplier that makes the radar sensor for Tesla’s all-electric vehicles. Musk’s tweet said that ‘significant’ upgrades might be possible for Autopilot, but did not specify what those might be. The improvements will eventually be added to vehicles with Autopilot capability via an over
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New guidance system with 3-D sounds for the visually impaired The visually impaired will be able to use a new system of sensorial guidance that uses 3-D sounds. The system was developed by Geko NAVSAT, a company that receives assistance from the Business Incubator at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Science Park. The application is designed to be installed in a mobile phone and uses satellite navigation and augmented acoustic reality to indicate to the u
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Polymer Physics and Genetic Sequencing Introduction My main research focuses on using DNA molecules to study polymer physics. Theoretical polymer physics is based on the thermodynamic behaviour of microscopic chains, but experiments examining single chain behaviour wasn’t possible until improvements in fluorescence microscopy in the 1990s allowed us to visualize the dynamics of DNA molecule in real time. DNA makes […]
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How America’s Highways Became Its Most Powerful Protest Sites Disrupting the infrastructure of segregation Increasingly, protesters in the United States are taking to highways, bridges, and major transit points, using transportation infrastructure as a highly visible stage for civil disobedience. A forthcoming study by researchers at NYU’s Rudin Center for Transportation examined more than 1,400 Black Lives Matter protests and found a significant number of
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‘Smart’ thread collects diagnostic data when sutured into tissue Researchers, for the first time, have integrated nano-scale sensors, electronics and microfluidics into threads — ranging from simple cotton to sophisticated synthetics — that can be sutured through multiple layers of tissue to gather diagnostic data wirelessly.
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Arable’s crop and weather sensor, Pulsepod, aims to make farming predictable A Princeton, New Jersey startup called Arable Labs Inc. recently unveiled a professional-grade crop and weather sensor that’s solar powered, rugged and was designed by Fred Bould, the creative talent behind the Nest thermostat, smoke and carbon monoxide detector, as well as Fitbit, GoPro and Roku products. The Pulsepod, which looks something like the head of a small drum or a… Read More
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The Power of Scientific Meetings Researchers begin collaboration on research as a result of 2013 Fukushima symposium
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Researchers Create Means to Monitor Anthropogenic Global Warming in Real Time A research team simulated in a computer model, for the first time, the realistic evolution of global mean surface temperature since 1900. In doing so, they also created a new method by which researchers can measure and monitor the pace of anthropogenic global warming
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Scientists Determine Structure of Enzyme Linked with Key Cell-Signaling Protein Scientists have captured atomic level snapshots showing how one key enzyme modifies a protein involved in turning genes on or off inside cells. Understanding this process helps explain how complex organisms can arise from a finite number of genes. The research also identifies links between defects in this particular enzyme and certain cancers, potentially pointing to new drug targets.
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Dining at New York’s Most Secret Restaurant You’ve heard of speakeasies, but have you heard of speak-eateries? A growing trend of sometimes pop-up sometimes permanent, but always secret, restaurants are spreading throughout the United States. The most common type, and the hardest to get into, are referral only and that’s the catch to eating at one of Manhattan’s best restaurants. Located behind […]
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GamFratesi designs animalistic Apple Watch window display for Hermés Danish studio GamFratesi created animals from metal wire for the Apple Watch Hermès window display in Japan (+ slideshow). (more…)
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This beautiful pocket synthesizer better not wind up being vaporware Pocket synthesizers are nothing new , but they don’t always scream “pick me up and play — now .” That’s where this eye-catching new pocket synthesizer from a company called Zont Sound comes in. It has an AMOLED screen, LED back-lighting in the buttons, a soft-touch finish, and a bunch of connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and USB-C and 3.5mm ports are all included. (A dock adds MIDI and RC
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Tiny transformers: Chemists create microscopic and malleable building blocks Taking a page from Jonathan Swift’s “Gulliver’s Travels”, a team of scientists has created malleable and microscopic self-assembling particles that can serve as the next generation of building blocks in the creation of synthetic materials. read more
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Jeff Bezos Appears In “Star Trek Beyond” Entertainment The Amazon CEO makes a cameo, though we don’t know who he’ll play Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos will make a cameo appearance in Star Trek Beyond according to several reports. Producer J.J. Abrams and actor Chris Pine both confirmed that Bezos…
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Researchers examine the evolution of flight Research by post-doctoral fellow Alexander Dececchi challenges long-held hypotheses about how flight first developed in birds. Furthermore, his findings raise the question of why certain species developed wings long before they could fly.
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Physicists Achieve Atomic Data Storage Researchers from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands have created a rewritable data-storage device capable of storing information at the level of single atoms representing single bits of information. The technology, which is described in the current issue of Nature Nanotechnology , is capable of packing data as dense as 500 terabytes per square inch. Theoretically, the device could
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Pixels Are Driving Out Reality When the massive alien starship of Independence Day: Resurgence landed in theaters this summer holiday, audiences flocked to witness an unprecedented scale of destruction. Director Roland Emmerich’s appetite for spectacular catastrophe is clearly bigger than ever—at one point, Asia is flipped on top of Europe—even though it retains a sense of nostalgia, a sense of that familiar extraterrestrial p
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NASA brings a DNA sequencer to space for the first time SpaceX’s after-midnight Falcon 9 launch didn’t just advance the state of the art in rocket landings … the cargo it launched is groundbreaking, too. NASA notes that the mission is the first to bring a DNA sequencer to space. The Biomolecule Sequencer will not only demonstrate that you can sequence genes in microgravity, but provide a valuable service to the International Space Station’s crew. Th
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Logitech K830 Wireless Illuminated Living-Room Keyboard $54.99 Logitech K830 Wireless Illuminated Living-Room Keyboard $54.99
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Research Examines How to Optimize Nanoparticles for Efficient Drug Delivery Nanoparticles are being studied as drug delivery systems to treat a wide variety of diseases. New research delves into the physical properties of nanoparticles that are important for successfully …
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Genome of 6,000-year-old barley grains sequenced for first time An international team of researchers has succeeded for the first time in sequencing the genome of Chalcolithic barley grains. This is the oldest plant genome to be reconstructed to date. The 6,000-year-old seeds were retrieved from Yoram Cave in the southern cliff of Masada fortress in the Judean Desert in Israel, close to the Dead Sea. Genetically, the prehistoric barley is very similar to presen
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Partially automated cars provide enough benefits to warrant widespread adoption Carnegie Mellon College of Engineering researchers have concluded that the public could derive economic and social benefits today if safety-oriented, partially automated vehicle technologies were deployed in all cars. The researchers examined forward collision warning, lane departure warning and blind spot monitoring systems. These technologies can include partially autonomous braking or controls
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Deal: Basics Elastic Wallet A modern, minimal wallet for all your cards. The Basics wallet provides quick access to your most frequently used cards, and holds up to 15 cards thanks to its stretchy elastic construction. A pocket holds cash, coins, or, keys too. Save 20% in The Awesomer Shop . Link Price: $19 More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Deal: TIL Wallet Deal: SLIM Aluminum Wallet Deal: Silent Pocket Leather Wallet
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‘Prosecute lying politicians… including Boris!’ Crowdfunders raise £27K for Brexit legal challenge Brexiteers beware. A crowdfunding page determined to prosecute those who supposedly engineered the “Leave” vote with spin and lies has already raised nearly £30,000. Read Full Article at RT.com
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PlayStation Neo pricing and release date leaked by Amazon At this point, Sony’s souped-up PlayStation 4 — code-named Neo — has to be one of the worst-kept secrets in the video game industry. We first heard about the project well ahead of this year’s E3 event, and despite Sony’s efforts to focus on the here and now, more details continue to leak on a regular basis. Now, the system’s price tag and release date seem to have been made public thanks to an ea
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SpaceX is getting really good at these rocket landings Sunday night was launch night (again) for SpaceX, with the mission deemed a success on all fronts. Lifting off from Cape Canaveral at just gone midnight Sunday ET, the Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched its latest payload toward the International Space Station (ISS) before returning to Earth to nail its fifth flawless landing in eight months. Despite a number of earlier landings culminating in
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Aputure’s latest lighting accessory is the size of a credit card, won’t max out yours Lighting setups tend to be both bulky and expensive, but the latest light from Aputure is only about the size of a credit card — and for $45, it probably isn’t going to max out yours. The company is calling the Amaran M9 the “Swiss Army light” for its versatility and portability (via DIY Photography ). Measuring at 11mm thick — or about the width of a pen — the light still manages to pack in nine
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Smart energy market valued at $136 billion for next decade Smart energy firms could see a surge in adoption, as Internet of Things (IoT) devices, platforms and off-the-grid technology reduces the cost of power and improves efficiency in a smart city. Market research group Navigant Research estimates in a report the global revenue of the industry between 2015 to 2024 will be $136 billion. It also expects the revenue to rise from $7.6 billion this year to
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Gas sensors ‘see’ through soil to analyze microbial interactions Rice University researchers have developed gas biosensors to “see” into soil and allow them to follow the behavior of the microbial communities within.
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This $30 Fitness Tracker Can Run For a Year on a Single Charge It’s not a Fitbit, but this $30 Garmin Vivofit has a few enticing tricks up its sleeve, if you’re in the market for a fitness tracker. Read more…
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The Perfect Keyboard For Your Mobile Devices Is Just $22 Today Logitech’s K380 portable keyboard can connect to up to three Bluetooth devices at once, and even adapts its key functions automatically to match the selected device’s native keyboard layout. Plus, it’s really small, making it perfect for banging out some work on your phone or tablet on the go. $22 is the best price Amazon’s ever listed , but we don’t expect it to last long. Read more…
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Trump veep pick Pence baffles with optical-illusion reflection photo – CNET Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence throws the internet for a loop with a photo missing a mirror reflection.
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Concrete Ark house ‘floats’ to facilitate natural rainwater runoff Konieczny’s fascinating gable-roofed home is super safe and resembles an old-fashioned boat. But as the architect explains in the video above, its shape comes as a consequence of combating both, security concerns and the risk of landslides and rainwater coming down from the slope. The building is suspended a few inches to let water and debris naturally flows through, with only one corner in close
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Everyman Grafton EDC Pen submitted by Everyday Carry An elegant writing instrument for a more civilized age, the Grafton is perfectly weighted for writing. Its body is machined from durable anodized aluminum with deep grooves for grip, and has a bolt-on metal clip… (via TheAwesomer ) Learn More
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Zaha Hadid’s 600 Collins Street awarded planning approval by the Victorian GovernmentLocated on the Western boundary of Melbourne’s Central Business District, 600 Collins Street is within an area of the city that is evolving into a new precinct The post Zaha Hadid’s 600 Collins Street awarded planning approval by the Victorian Government appeared first on Architecture Lab .
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Evolution of flight in birds New research challenges a long-held hypotheses about how flight first developed in birds.
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Moving objects and flowing air: How bees position their antennae during flight During flight, bees need to position their antennae carefully to get accurate information about the speed of air flowing past their bodies. This is crucial for them to make mid-air decisions in a fraction of a second. Scientists now show that visual cues and airflow work in opposing ways to help bees position their antennae precisely during flight.
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Hubble Reveals the Vibrant Core of Galaxy NGC 3125 This newly released Hubble image reveals the vibrant core of the galaxy NGC 3125, which is located 50 million light-years away. Discovered by John Herschel in 1835, NGC 3125 is a great example of a starburst galaxy — a galaxy in which unusually high numbers of new stars are forming, springing to life within intensely […] The post Hubble Reveals the Vibrant Core of Galaxy NGC 3125 appeared first o
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Atom wranglers create rewritable memory Chlorine atoms arranged into grids bring researchers closer to data-storage devices that could hold the US Library of Congress. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20269
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Bear is a beautiful writing app for crafting notes and prose BetaList features the newest startups. Today, we take a closer look at a beautiful writing app for crafting notes and prose. Submit your startup to get featured too. What is Bear? Bear allows you to write everything from quick ideas to essays and even books, then send your work to just about anywhere it can go. You can use tags, todos, cross-note links, and Markdown to stay organized and on task,
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The RNC Isn’t a Convention, It’s a Wake The Republican Party, conservatives, and certainly Donald Trump may not fully understand it yet, but they are meeting in Cleveland not to chart the future of the GOP but to host its funeral. The Republican Party and the larger conservative movement for which it has stood since the days of Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan is dead but not yet buried. A party whose rhetoric (if never its actual pol
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Another Officer Acquitted in Freddie Gray Case This morning a judge acquitted a Baltimore Police officer of all charges of misconduct in connection with the death of Freddie Gray, who died of injuries he sustained while cuffed, but not secured, in a police van last year. Lt. Brian Rice asked for a judge to hear his case rather than a full jury trial. Judge Barry Williams cleared Rice of all charges, which included involuntary manslaughter, re
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One Man’s Brutal Spectacle Is Another’s Eden: New at Reason Ultimate Fighting Championship was bought last week by talent conglomerate WME-IMG for $4 billion. A. Barton Hinkle writes: MMA has come a long way since its early days, when Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) condemned it as “human cockfighting” and lawmakers in New York banned it outright. When it first began, it seemed like the result of a beery dorm-room debate over who would win in a fight
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Movile’s Latin American delivery business, Rappido, is now picking up in Mexico Brazil’s biggest app developer, Movile, is taking its on-demand delivery service into the Mexican market through a joint venture with Grupo ampm. The deal will cement Rappido’s position as the largest on-demand delivery service in Latin America. Read More
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Microsoft launches Stream video sharing service for work, will combine it with Office 365 Video Microsoft today announced the launch of Microsoft Stream, a new service that people can use to upload and share videos with their work colleagues. The new service, which is becoming available today in preview, will eventually converge with the existing Office 365 Video service so that the experience is consistent whether or not companies are using Office 365, James Phillips, corporate vice presid
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Mental, physical exercises produce distinct brain benefits Cognitive brain training improves executive function whereas aerobic activity improves memory, according to new research.
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Researchers build a crawling robot from sea slug parts and a 3-D printed body Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have combined tissues from a sea slug with flexible 3-D printed components to build “biohybrid” robots that crawl like sea turtles on the beach. read more
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Scientists develop way to upsize nanostructures into light, flexible 3-D printed materials For years, scientists and engineers have synthesized materials at the nanoscale level to take advantage of their mechanical, optical, and energy properties, but efforts to scale these materials to larger sizes have resulted in diminished performance and structural integrity. read more
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DARPA wants to create autonomous, Agent Smith-like security software What if finding and fixing security flaws were just as fast and automated as the computer systems they’re trying to protect? What if cyber defense protocols were as seamless, sophisticated, and scalable as the internet itself? Those are questions at the heart of DARPA’s Cyber Grand Challenge, a multi-year program set in Las Vegas. Next month, the unprecedented, open-to-the-public cyber defense co
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Today’s Best Deals: MX Master Mouse, Haribo Gold Bears, Yamaha Instruments Logitech’s flagship mouse , five pounds of Haribo Gold Bears , and Yamaha music equipment lead off Monday’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale. Click here to learn more, and don’t forget to sign up for our email
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Exploring superconducting properties of 3-D printed parts 3-D printing is revolutionizing many areas of manufacturing and science. In particular, 3-D printing of metals has found novel applications in fields as diverse as customized medical implants, …
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Scientists develop way to upsize nanostructures into light, flexible 3-D printed materials For years, scientists and engineers have synthesized materials at the nanoscale level to take advantage of their mechanical, optical, and energy properties, but efforts to scale these materials …
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Link About It: New Dwarf Planet Discovered Many space enthusiasts feel sorry for Pluto: it was reclassified as a dwarf planet and even used as a verb—”to pluto” something is to devalue and downgrade it. But new evidence suggests Pluto isn’t so sad after all—it has a friend. The recently discovered…… Continue Reading…
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NASA imagines landing on Pluto’s surface in new video This month celebrates the one year anniversary of New Horizons’ visit to Pluto, everyone’s favorite dwarf planet. Launched back in 2006, New Horizons was our first opportunity to get up close and personal with Pluto, and even though the flyby was a brief one, the pictures and measurements New Horizons was able to capture are awe-inspiring. To celebrate the one … Continue reading
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HP’s Elite X3 Windows Phone launches next month for $699 Been waiting for a phone that could pull triple duty as your handheld, laptop and desk machine? Then your day has almost come: HP says that its Elite X3 will hit shelves late next month. The $699 handset is HP’s first smartphone in over two years , and it’s kind of a gamble — it’s a high-end Windows Phone launching at a time when Microsoft’s mobile OS sales are at an all time low . At least the
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‘Who are you wearing?’ gets literal with DNA-based fashion Soon, the answer to the perennial red carpet query, “Who are you wearing?” could take on a whole new dimension. Designer Tina Gorjanc is on the path to use deceased designer Alexander McQueen’s DNA to create material for fashion and accessories, as reported on Quartz . Slovenian-educated Gorjanc is working on her Masters degree in Material Futures at Saint Martins College of Art and Design in Lon
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The Best Lunch Boxes After 30 hours of researching 50 lunch boxes and testing more than a dozen—packing soft sandwiches, dousing the bags with tomato sauce, spilling liquid in them, and repeatedly tossing them around—we think the L.L.Bean Lunch Box is the best for packing small to medium lunches for kids or adults, while the Coleman 9-Can Soft Cooler works better for heartier meals. Both of these easy-to-carry lunch
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Russia’s New Jet for Athletes Definitely Won’t Have a Doping Room Sukhoi Civil Aircraft just unveiled the first-of-its-kind “SportJet” model filled with massage tables, fitness equipment, and more. The post Russia’s New Jet for Athletes Definitely Won’t Have a Doping Room appeared first on WIRED .
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Anti-Trump vote fails at convention Anti-Trump delegates failed in their final push to block Donald Trump’s nomination at the party’s annual convention now under way in Cleveland.
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Human intelligence measured in the brain Human intelligence is being defined and measured for the first time ever. It turns out that the more variable a brain is, and the more its different parts frequently connect with each other, the higher a person’s IQ and creativity are.
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Add This Travel-Friendly USB Hub To Your Bag For $7 We’re no strangers to USB hub deals, but this one is only $7 , made of aluminum, and about as thin as physically possible, making it great for travel. That’s a winning combination. Read more…
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Stock Your Bar With 10 Pint Glasses For $13 Pint glasses are nature’s perfect drinking vessels for any kind of cold beverage, and Amazon will sell you 10 for just $13 right now . Bottoms up. Read more…
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Netflix unveils Flixtape, the streaming video equivalent of a mixtape If you’re of a certain age, you’ll probably know what a mixtape is. Recording a series of themed songs onto an audio tape was a popularity activity several decades ago – a method often used by teenagers as a tragic way of getting girls to pity them even more. But…
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Yale Scientists Recode Organisms to Resist Viral Contamination Scientists from Yale University have discovered a novel way to combat viral contamination of bio-factories that produce a growing number of drugs, chemicals, and fuels. The new method involves recoding organisms to stop horizontal transfer of genes — which viruses use to infect and hijack cellular machinery to reproduce. The study is published in the […] The post Yale Scientists Recode Organisms
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9to5Toys Last Call: $100 iTunes Gift Card $85, Logitech Bluetooth Keyboard $22, iPhone 6/s Wallet Case $7, 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: Awesome Note 2 for iPhone offers an Apple Watch app and is matching its lowest price ever: $2 (Reg. $4) The best-selling Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch do
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Could these cyborg beetles save lives? Scientists in Singapore have created cyborg beetles that they believe could help save lives.
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Getting Up Close With Hot Toys’ Amazing The Force Awakens Figures It’s one thing to see all the publicity photos Hot Toys releases of their ridiculously lifelike action figures and gape at how they manage to make these figures. It’s another to see them in the flesh, where the dark arts that go into making the figures become even more unbelievable. Read more…
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Elon Musk bullish on Autopilot upgrade for existing Tesla cars Tesla isn’t willing to disable Autopilot, but it is planning a huge update to the controversial semi-autonomous system, Elon Musk has confirmed. The new software, which will be version 8, is “our biggest release since v1” Musk said on Twitter, while also discussing some of the potential ways existing sensors and other hardware could be reworked to improve the electric … Continue reading
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Microsoft Admits Windows 10 Defeat, No One Trusts Social Media… [Tech News Digest]Microsoft fails to hit Windows 10 target, no one believes what they read on social media, download Amazon videos to SD cards, choose new themes on Google Keyboard, and experience Instagram in real life. Microsoft to Miss Windows 10 Target In April 2015, when Microsoft pitched Windows 10 to developers, the company pledged to have Windows 10 on 1 billion devices by 2018. Now, in the middle of 2016,
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Facebook’s new ad tool helps target people who will actually use, not just install, mobile appsGetting people to download apps on their phone is hard enough. Getting to use them and return is even harder. And getting valuable users who spend money in the app or take other actions that the developer wants to encourage, is the most difficult task of all. Today, Facebook announced plans to attack that latter problem with the debut of more advanced ad targeting options for mobile app… Read Mor
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Trump Vows to Trash the Constitution In an interview last night on the CBS show 60 Minutes , Donald Trump was asked about the fact that his running mate, Mike Pence, once described Trump’s call to ban Muslims from entering the United States as “offensive and unconstitutional.” Trump’s response? “You know−the Constitution−there’s nothing like it. But it doesn’t necessarily give us the right to commit suicide, as a coun
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The Baton Rouge Shooter’s Worldview Was a Mash-Up of Fringe Ideas After Gavin Eugene Long killed three police officers and then was slain himself in a Baton Rouge shootout yesterday morning, MSNBC reported that he may have belonged to the sovereign citizen movement . This led to some misleading chatter on social media from people who assumed this was incompatible with the other major narrative floating around Sunday, in which Long was believed to be a black mil
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Reason’s Facebook Live Republican National Convention Coverage Matt Welch and Nick Gillespie reported live at 2 pm on Monday from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. They lay out the stakes of the Trump nomination, whether the GOP can survive the next few days, and most importantly, what it all means for libertarians. Part 1 Part 2
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Chinese $1.2B deal for Opera crumples The planned sale of Opera Software to a group of Chinese companies for $1.2 billion has foundered, the Norwegian browser maker announced today. Instead, an alternate deal has been struck to sell the Opera desktop and mobile browsers, and other small pieces, to a Chinese private equity firm for $600 million. The original transaction folded after it failed to win regulatory approval from the U.S. a
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Entrepreneur Application Opens for New $4.4 Million Energy Incubator at Argonne National Laboratory Argonne National Laboratory’s new innovation accelerator program for science and energy entrepreneurs, called Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI), opens the application period for its first cohort.
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Columbia Engineering Researchers Use Acoustic Voxels to Embed Sound with DataColumbia Engineering, Disney Research, and MIT researchers have developed a method to control sound waves, using a computational approach to inversely design acoustic filters that fit within an arbitrary 3D shape while achieving target sound filtering properties. They designed acoustic voxels, small, hollow, cube-shaped chambers through which sound enters and exits, as a modular system. Like LEGO
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Roadside America Maps Out Attractions in Every State Roadside attractions are a fun way to break up a long drive, and chances are, there’s something to see along any route you take. This map from Roadside America helps plan your stops. You can search the map by city and state or simply move it around to explore. The site pins out all the attractions in that area, and you can filter by the ones that are a must-see and the ones that are only mildly i
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The give and take of Alzheimer’s | Susan Tereba | TEDxUbud Of 350 people aged 65 or older at least 33 will have dementia. And another 99 will be family or friend caregivers. Caregivers suffer as much, if not more, caring for a loved one who’s brain is using a foreign operating system that doesn’t match with ours. After 15 years of caring for her husband, Susan shares the joys and sorrows of caregiving and how to live in the land of Alzheimer’s. Susan and
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How used cooking oil powers a school bus in Bali | Kyla Langostky and Maxwell Hidajat | TEDxUbud Used cooking oil is a major problem in Bali. The Bio Bus team has found a way to make this a thing of the past. Providing more than 1,800 biodiesel-fueled rides, the Bio Bus saves 3 tons of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere every month. And the best part of it? This is a 100% student run social enterprise! Learn how students stepped out of the classroom and into the ‘real wor
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Linguistic anthropology and xenophobia, tradition and human rights | Dmitryi Oparin | TEDxMoscow Ethnologist Dmitryi Oparin talks about Internet scandal, which occurred in 2014, when he suddenly found that the GetTaxi company had changed Caucasian and Asian drivers names to Russian commonly used names in the app. Oparin speaks more about the anthropology of names, providing examples from his Arctic fieldwork experience. Dmitry ends his talk with the issues related to the neo-colonialism stud
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A glimpse inside the atom Scientists have calculated how it is possible to look inside the atom to image individual electron orbitals.
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Many elderly people are receiving and using prescription medications inappropriately A new study indicates that the majority of community-dwelling elderly adults are taking prescription medications inappropriately. The study also found a link between underuse — not taking essential medications — and an increased risk of dying or needing to be hospitalized.
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Grandpa’s obesity affects the health of his grandchildren: Mouse study With a major global issue of obesity, researchers are warning of the harmful legacy that parental obesity can have on future generations. It follows a vital breakthrough in obesity research, which shows a father’s metabolic health can be passed from generation to generation, affecting not only his children but importantly his grandchildren.
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The Science Bucket List: Visit An Observatory Space Columnist William Gurstelle travels to McDonald Observatory in Texas Columnist William Gurstelle traveled to McDonald Observatory in Texas to check out one of the world’s largest telescopes.
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Logitech MK550 Wireless Wave Keyboard & Mouse Combo $37.99 Logitech MK550 Wireless Wave Keyboard & Mouse Combo $37.99
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Millennials Set To Earn Less Than Generation X Reader AmiMoJo writes: Millennials are set to become the first generation to earn less than their predecessors, new research suggests. The Resolution Foundation found that under-35s earned 8,000 pound ($10,600) less in their twenties than Generation X workers. If wages for millennials follow the same path as Generation X, average career earnings will be about 825,000 pound ($1.1m). That would make
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Shoe-Wearing Robot’s No Flatfoot–It Walks like a Person Enhanced walking capabilities could help robots navigate environments that people move around in, and could improve the performance of bots created for disaster response — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Sonic booms from SpaceX rocket prompt 911 calls Sonic booms that occurred when a SpaceX rocket re-entered the atmosphere caused a spike in 911 calls in the Cape Canaveral, Florida area, according to reports. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Another Successful Spacex Mission to ISS and a good landing of the first stage More than 2 tons of supplies and gear are speeding toward the International Space Station, after a SpaceX Falcon rocket launched early Monday from Cape Canaveral, Fla. The cargo includes a new port that will standardize how spacecraft connect to the station. The SpaceX Dragon craft will deliver its payload to the station Wednesday morning — but the mission has already been something of a success,
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Fingernails with embedded chip make for an easier commute – CNET A UK fashion student invents a handy way to board a bus or train — false fingernails that make quite a stylish statement.
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Why Don’t You See Any Stars In Pictures of Saturn? The rings are the star of almost every picture of Saturn. But take a closer look and there’s something mysterious about those pictures. Where are all the actual stars around the planet? Read more…
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How to grow electronics that are one atom thick Once a channel is cut into the graphene, a molybdenum disulfide crystal can grow within it. (credit: Berkeley Lab ) The features we’re making in current semiconductor materials are shrinking to the point where soon, they will be just a handful of atoms thin. Unfortunately, the behavior you get from bulk materials is often different from what you see when there are just a few atoms present, and qu
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T-Shirts & Apparel : Celestial Fireworks LED Bracelet Star spangled bangle. This Celestial Fireworks Bracelet celebrates a spectacular image captured by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. On its own, it’s a gorgeous image, but we’ve highlighted the young star cluster’s sparkle by adding 15 tiny twinkling white LED lights. $59.99
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Home & Office : Star Wars Lightsaber Wall Hooks (2 pack) For a more civilized age. Now hang your robes in style on these Star Wars Lightsaber Wall Hooks. The set includes the hilts of Luke and Vader’s lightsabers which mount on an angled bracket that makes it look as if they’ve been driven into the wall. $24.99
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Geek Toys : Hydraulic Fluid Powered Robotic Arm Let the learning flow Recommended for kids 8 and over, this Hydraulic Fluid Powered Robotic Arm kit includes die-cut plywood, tubing, syringes, and glue. It’s pretty easy to construct, but we recommend adult supervision just in case your geekling likes to skip steps. $19.99
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Home & Office : Large LED Word Clock Tells time like people do The Large LED Word Clock is a digitless clock. It tells time through the use of words rather than numbers. Instead of seeing “10:30” (or two hands pointing to numbers for the analog folks), your LED Word Clock will say, “It is half past ten.” $119.99
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5K people turn up to catch Pokémon in Chicago About 5,000 people showed up at Millennium Park on Sunday for probably one of the first massive Pokémon Go player gatherings since the game was released in the US a couple of weeks ago. Teenagers, artists, cosplayers, young adults and families with children spent a couple of hours or more chasing Pokémon near Cloud Gate, the silver sculpture — nicknamed “The Bean” —… Read More
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Stephen Colbert steals stage at Republican convention to mock Donald Trump Stephen Colbert is filming The Late Show in Cleveland this week for the Republican National Convention, and he just gave Donald Trump a good reason to put him on his long list of banned journalists . Colbert, in costume as Caesar Flickerman from The Hunger Games , appears to have sneaked onto the stage without permission to mock the Republican convention and Trump himself. “Look, I’m not sup
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Studio#11 Terrific Call For Papers Leo Caillard_Hipster in Stone 25 STUDIO architecture and urbanism magazine is currently accepting proposals for our forthcoming issue TERRIFIC. Several urban practitioners have defined semantic and urban categories as trying to control possible derivatives existing outside ordinary and everyday practices, transmitted in a terrific and kaleidoscopic variation of commonly used perceptions. Moreover
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MVRDV House / MVRDV © Ossip van Duivenbode Architects: MVRDV Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands Design Team: Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs, Nathalie de Vries with Herman Gaarman, Emilie Koch, Elien Deceuninck and Jun Xiang Zhang Area: 2400.0 sqm Project Year: 2016 Photographs: Ossip van Duivenbode Contractor: Goudsesingel Onderhoud Electrician: Croon, Wolter en Dros Engineer: IMD © Ossip van Duivenbode From the archit
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Cassini Image Shows Saturn’s Rings with Dione and Epimetheus This newly released Cassini image shows Saturn’s rings with Dione and Epimetheus off in the distance. Saturn’s main rings, along with its and moons, are much brighter than most stars. As a result, much shorter exposure times (10 milliseconds, in this case) are required to produce an image and not saturate the detectors of the […] The post Cassini Image Shows Saturn’s Rings with Dione and Epimethe
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iPhone 7 Pro photos reveal big details on 2016 release Three models, not just two, have appeared in photos of what’s suggested to be Apple’s 2016 iPhone 7 lineup. This would follow along with what’s previously been rumored to be released next year, not this one – unless said rumors were squelched by Apple’s changing strategies directly in said rumor-mongers faces. While previous tips said that Apple would wait for … Continue reading
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‘Largest-ever’ new map of universe shows 1.2 million galaxies Related: Scientists found oxygen in a galaxy 13.1 billion light years away Via Gizmodo Images via Daniel Eisenstein and the SDSS-III collaboration and Jeremy Tinker and the SDSS-III collaboration
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Nice attack: How solid are alleged IS group links? Two days after the IS group said one of its “soldiers” carried out the Nice attack, France says the suspect was radicalised, but that no direct links to the group have been found. How direct do such links need to be before the group claims ownership?
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Want to Stop the Shooting of Innocent Police Officers? Rein In Police Unions Whether the spate of acquittals of police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray – the Baltimore kid who was killed during what seems to the naked eye like a “rough ride” in a police van – are justified may be debatable. But what is not debatable is the awesome powers of police unions that make such acquittals, even of guilty officers, more likely. Indeed, in the last two weeks,
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Kepler confirms more than 100 planets in single trove An international team of astronomers have discovered and confirmed a treasure trove of new worlds. The researchers achieved this extraordinary discovery of exoplanets by combining NASA’s K2 mission data with follow-up observations by Earth-based telescopes including the W. M. Keck Observatory on Maunak