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Netflix Claims Customers Freaked Out Over Price Hike After a decade of explosive growth, Netflix is experiencing some growing pains. Though Americans are watching more online video than ever , Netflix is facing steeper competition (from rivals like Google, Amazon, Apple, and HBO) in addition to an uncertain future in international markets. These uncertainties—combined with slowing subscription growth—sent Netflix stock plummeting 15 percent in afte
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Huge swaths of Russia’s forests are ablaze during what may be a record fire season It is fire season in Siberia, which means vast tracts of boreal forests are ablaze. As occurred in 2015, smoke is turning skies a bright orange across eastern Russia, China and other downwind areas. The past few years have seen huge conflagrations in this region, due to a combination of forest management practices, firefighting policies, human-caused global warming and shorter-term weather fluctu
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Nice attack: ‘You killed my sister, you’re not a Muslim’ The family of 42-year-old Aldjia Bouzaouit only found out that she was dead on Sunday, three days after the truck attack in Nice, France.
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Protesters clash with police in Yerevan amid ongoing hostage situation Dozens of protesters have taken to the streets of the Armenian capital, attempting to march on a police station which was seized by armed men over the weekend. Protesters clashed with officials after failing to comply with warnings not to proceed with the march. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Number of US police officers killed by guns surges by 72 percent compared to July 2015 The fatal shootings of three police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana has pushed the number of cops killed by firearms so far this year to 31 ‒ a whopping 72 percent higher than the same period last year. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Better Rideshare Systems Could Save Americans $5 Billion a Year A new report from the Shared-Use Mobility Center highlights the incredible growth, and massive opportunities, in bikeshare, ridesharing, and shared mobility systems Remember when there were just a few options for your downtown commute, or a handful of options to move around the city? In the last decade, the rapid growth of mobile technology and transit options, from Uber and Lyft to the myriad bi
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World Festival of Interiors Announces Shortlist for Top Prize The nominees for INSIDE’s Interior of the Year are in The INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors , which takes place in Berlin in November, has announced its shortlist of the best interiors from all across the globe, from China, Singapore, Thailand, and Australia, to Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom. There are 63 projects contending for the World Interior of the Year award across nine c
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CDC reports “surprising” but rare ways to catch Zika in the US (credit: CDC ) An elderly Utah resident who contracted Zika virus while traveling abroad may have mysteriously passed the virus on to a family caretaker, according to health officials who are investigating the “unique” and “surprising” case. Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Monday that both the elderly resident, who died in late June, and
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The Olight S1 Baton is a Mighty Bright Flashlight Chinese company Olight have one simple goal: to put their product in as many hands as possible. Having cracked the European market in 2006, they then moved on to contract for law enforcement agencies and carved out a name for themselves as suppliers of some seriously well-made, versatile and bright-as-the-sun portable luminosity. From camping lamps to torches made to fit […] Visit Man of Many for
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Make quality pour-over coffee with the highly portable Cora brewing system Brewing the perfect cup of coffee comes down to two incredibly critical parts: art and science — at least according to Cora coffee brewer creator Aaron Freyer, that is. Due in large part to Freyer’s belief that choice java essentially boils down to craft mixed with a bit of proper science, the young entrepreneur designed an innovative all-in-one pour-over coffee device geared toward easily achiev
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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview for PCs with ability to use iPods as storage devices Microsoft today announced the release of a new Windows 10 build for PCs and mobile for people participating in the fast ring of the Windows Insider Program. Build 14393 for both PC and Windows 10 Mobile arrives three days after the release of build 14390 for both types of devices. As Microsoft is close to releasing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update , it’s not surprising to see very few changes. T
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Making Art Can Reduce Stress, Regardless of Skill Level Creating art has always been considered therapeutic, yet many people avoid the activity because they lack artistic skills. According to a recent study, however, your artistic ability doesn’t matter when it comes to reaping the benefits. Art can help you de-stress even if you’ve never touched a paint brush. The study, led by Girija Kaimal, EdD , and published in Art Therapy: Journal of the America
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SeatGeek will calculate how much that ticket is worth Have you ever bought sweet tickets for a ballgame, a concert or some other live event, only to find out that you couldn’t make it? The internet certainly offers plenty of ways for you to unload the tickets… but how much should you charge? Ticketing startup SeatGeek has launched a new way to help you figure it out. In a way, SeatGeek has been offering this since last fall, when… Read More
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Unconventional natural gas development associated with increased asthma exacerbation riskResidential unconventional natural gas development activity, a process that involves fracking and creates a source of energy used both domestically and internationally, was associated with increased risk of asthma exacerbations in a study of patients with asthma in Pennsylvania, according to an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine . read more
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Grow a 100-year old forest in your backyard – in just 10 years Obviously, you can’t literally grow a century-old forest in just a decade, but by mimicking nature’s forest-building process, it’s possible to kickstart your own mini-forest.
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Researcher Finds Way To Steal Cash From Google, Instagram, and Microsoft Through The Phone Trailrunner7 quotes a report from On the Wire: A security researcher has discovered a method that would have enabled fraudsters to steal thousands of dollars from Facebook, Microsoft, and Google by linking premium-rate numbers to various accounts as part of the two-step verification process. Arne Swinnen discovered the issue several months ago after looking at the way that several of these compani
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Remains of the Day: Apple Updates iOS 9 and El Capitan With Bug Fixes Apple is eagerly squashing bugs today. They’ve released updates to every OS they make—even watchOS for you devotees. But it’s nothing to get excited about, really, unless you just love clean code. iOS 9.3.3 is now available , along with OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 , tvOS 9.2.2, and even watchOS 2.2.2. The updates don’t really bring any new features and just address various bugs on all the platforms.
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Researchers use nanoparticles to make a round object appear flat We’re still waiting for someone to create a proper Harry Potter-like invisibility cloak, but in the meantime researchers have used nanoparticles to ‘cloak’ the shape of an object. The work was done by researchers at the Queen Mary University of London’s School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science; with their newly created system, a curved object like a ball appears … Continue reading
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Flood damages in Germany could multiply under climate change Flood-related losses can be expected to increase considerably in Germany as a result of climate change, a new study shows. Extreme events like the severe floods along the river Elbe have already illustrated the potentially devastating consequences of certain weather conditions such as severe rainfall events, when continuing intense rain can no longer be absorbed by the soil and water levels in the
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Byron Lima: Killer of Guatemala bishop dies in jail riot A Guatemalan army officer convicted of killing an outspoken Catholic bishop dies in a prison riot.
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Human answers to bot questions from MobileBeat 2016 GUEST: The annual VentureBeat conference, MobileBeat 2016 , was all about the new tech rage: bots. While many of the attendees represented bot companies, there was also a large crowd of people skeptical about the new bot phenomenon and looking for answers to the rumors. Are bots replacing apps? Are bots a fad? What is the future of bots? Over two days, speakers took the stage and laid out the def
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Nice’s jihadis The attack that killed 84 people in Nice has led to political recriminations about security lapses, but city officials have long been aware of the jihadist danger, as Henri Astier reports.
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Now launching in Estonia, Cleveron’s PackRobot is like an Amazon Locker on steroidsEstonian startup Cleveron is looking to one-up Amazon’s Lockers with a more advanced solution, and today the company’s PackRobot makes its public debut in its home country. Read More
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Use Up Wilting Lettuce by Turning It Into a Refreshing Hot or Cold Soup Lettuce is great for salads or on sandwiches and burgers, but once it starts to wilt and lose that satisfying crunch, it’s not so tasty anymore. Don’t toss it, turn it into a tasty soup that’s good hot or cold. You can use pretty much any type of lettuce, except iceberg because it doesn’t have much flavor. Sweat whatever aromatics you may have on-hand (onions, garlic, leeks) and then boil them in
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News: Architects envision Paris Pavilions of Peace for Champ des Mars Since we first announced archasm ‘s Paris Pavilion: The Art of Peace this past March, the competition’s core message of educating the public on social tolerance still rings true. As intimidating as such conversations can be, every effort to promote respect and tolerance is significant — especially when a great deal of headlining news over the last few weeks has reignited feelings of sorrow, fear,
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ZTE blows budget phones out of the water with the $100 ZMax Pro ZTE is perhaps best known for offering buyers more bang for their buck with cheap smartphones, but that’s not a totally fair assessment anymore. After all, the company’s Axon line stands among the cream of the high-end smartphone crop , and new ZMax Pro is a solid mid-range phone with a remarkably low price tag. The ZMax line has always been affordable since the first one debuted in 2014 for $200
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Artificial cell membranes could lead to more effective drugs Medical science often targets drugs at the proteins in cell membranes. But how do you study everything about their behavior when you can’t control them? That’s what UC San Diego researchers aim to fix. They’ve developed artificial cell membranes that grow and model themselves just like those in mammal cells, making them ideal for testing how drugs will behave. The trick is to use reversible chemi
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Journalists report being forced from convention floor after ‘Never Trump’ protests The Republican National Convention is already off to an inauspicious start for the media. Numerous journalists have said they were forced to leave the floor of the Republican National Convention after a commotion broke out around an attempt to by an anti-Donald Trump group to call for a vote of the rules of the convention. Fox News reporter Chad Pergram said his crew was forced to leave with no e
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HBO reports “record viewership,” Netflix subscriber additions are down (credit: Netflix ) It’s been a little over a year since HBO launched its streaming-only online platform HBO Now , and the network is declaring that investment, along with HBO Go and HBO On Demand, a success. On Monday, HBO sent around a press release saying that the digital platforms had been drivers of “record viewership,” especially with season six of Game of Thrones . Netflix, on the other han
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Seeing a 20,000 Watt Light Bulb Light Up Is Totally Blinding I don’t know what 1,000 suns actually looks like in real life, but I would imagine it’s probably something like lighting up this 20,000 watt light bulb to full, world-scorching power. It’s that eyeball-burning and -blindingly bright. Photonicinduction tested this 20kW Halogen light bulb that’s used for large scale film sets indoors—where it can flood out an entire room in white light—and outdoors
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Apple Music will no longer add DRM to songs you upload to the cloud Good news Apple Music subscribers: Apple is updating the way its “ match ” feature works. Not only is the matching algorithm now better (matching from audio fingerprints instead of metadata), tracks you upload to iTunes from Apple Music will no longer have DRM . In other words, it will now work exactly the same way as the existing iTunes Match feature. SEE ALSO: Apple Music will get lyrics, ‘Down
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GOP platform praises NASA’s ability to foster innovation The Republican party has officially adopted its platform (warning: PDF ) for the 2016 election season. And inside is some slightly surprising praise for NASA and talk of investing in it as a means to foster innovation. Specifically the GOP called the agency (along with the Department of Defense) critical to maintaining the country’s edge in space. Of course, the specifics of the language are very
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Seeing Tennis Balls Get Made Is Way More Captivating Than I Ever Thought Ever wondered how Wilson makes its fuzzy little tennis balls? Benedict Redgrove captured the entire factory process in Thailand and reveals the full 24 steps it takes to make the bouncy balls. That’s a lot more steps than I ever imagined it would take, but the machinery involved is really interesting to see (especially that part where that thing slices up the lightning yellow wool), and the movem
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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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Swarm intelligence reveals little faith in either Clinton or Trump as president A swarm intelligence similar to the one that predicted Oscar winners and Kentucky Derby finishers has come to nearly unanimous conclusions about the presidential potential of Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump. From social issues to trustworthiness and ethics, the swarm spoke loud and clear, expressing practically the same sentiment for both candidates — extreme pessimism . The swarm consisted of 85
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Don’t Reform the Fed: Exit the Fed Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rss The Fed Don’t Reform the Fed: Exit the Fed 0 Views Opponents of a central bank should take advantage of the post-Brexit vote revival of secessionist sentiments to promote a secession from central banking, or “Fed-exit.” Ending the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money is the key to restoring and maintaining our liberty and prosperity. By manipulating the money supply
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How to Really Make America Safe Again Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rss The Police State War and Foreign Policy How to Really Make America Safe Again 0 Views The Republican National Convention begins today in Cleveland, which many people see as a fitting location for the modern GOP. While many among the party base view Trump as a Lebron James-like figure who can lead the GOP back to victory, the Republican establishment has long cast t
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Is Religion the Problem? Where metaphysics trumps physical reality, progress will always be a challenge. police shooting Baton Rouge gun shooter black lives matter terrorism gavin long Read More
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Nigeria Boko Haram: Children starving, warns Unicef Almost a quarter of a million children in parts of Nigeria’s Borno state formerly controlled by Boko Haram are severely malnourished, the UN children’s agency says.
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Netflix Added Way Fewer US Subscribers Than Anyone Expected Netflix’s path to a complete takeover now seems bumpy—especially in its own market at home. The post Netflix Added Way Fewer US Subscribers Than Anyone Expected appeared first on WIRED .
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ScooterX Drift Trike An old school child’s toy has been turned into a high octane extreme machine.
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Byron Carryall by Wolecraft An Italian made portfolio designed to seamlessly take different modular inserts.
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US has potential to produce more than a billion tons of biomass annually by 2040 Oak Ridge National Laboratory | 2016 Billion-Ton Report The U.S. has the potential to sustainably produce at least 1 billion dry tons of nonfood biomass resources annually by 2040, according to the 2016 Billion-Ton Report , jointly released by the U.S. Department of Energy and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. That amount would substantially decrease greenhouse gas emissions in the utility and trans
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‘Digital hate’ After the killing of outspoken social media user Qandeel Baloch, BBC Urdu’s female correspondents recount their experiences of threats and abuse online.
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‘Militarized tactics saved lives here’ – Baton Rouge police chief It was the actions of SWAT team and ‘militarized’ police tactics that stopped the gunman from killing more people, Baton Rouge police said. Local and state authorities shared details of Sunday’s attack and talked about the lives of officers killed. Read Full Article at RT.com
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grass-covered sauna by noa* emerges from the valley landscape in italy the applesauna is influenced by the apple cycle and uses natural materials and greenery to provide visitors with a serene wellness experience. The post grass-covered sauna by noa* emerges from the valley landscape in italy appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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RNC Foreign Policy Platform: More Spending, Things Are Awful, Obama Sucks The Republican party released its platform (PDF) today, dedicating an entire section, entitled “America Resurgent,” to what amounts to their foreign policy vision. It is a lot of words spilled to justify a simplistic and counterproductive idea—that more defense spending equals better defense. It declares the party is of “peace through strength,” much like the 2012 platform did
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Camera lost at sea for three years headed back to owner in working condition In the last three years, camera tech has traveled quite a ways, with Wi-Fi becoming standard, megapixels creeping up, and sensors pushing higher ISO limits. But one scuba diver’s camera has traveled in a literal sense, drifting 600 miles underneath the sea, and it still works. While Adele Devonshire was diving near Berwickshire, Scotland, in July 2013, the clip carrying her Fujifilm point-and-sho
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Use of emojis in marketing campaigns soars 557 percent in 12 months National Emoji Day may have passed — it’s always July 17, if you want to mark your calendar for next year — but that doesn’t mean that emojis are any less popular today than they were yesterday. In fact, for businesses the world over, emojis seem to be more popular than ever, as companies attempt to connect with younger demographics by speaking their language. Appboy recently conducted a survey e
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Mercury 13 In the early 60s, 13 women undertook secret tests at Nasa to see if they could become astronauts.
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Microsoft and Boeing team up to streamline aviation through big data and AI Cortana is set to fly the friendly skies thanks to a new partnership between Microsoft and Boeing, bring the Microsoft intelligent assistant closer still to the domain of its namesake. Microsoft and Boeing announced a partnership today to move Boeing’s suite of digital aviation offerings over to Azure, and the end result is that said servers are going to begin to get smarter, according… Read More
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N. Korea fires three ballistic missiles, says South North Korea fired three ballistic missiles early on Tuesday which flew between 500 and 600 kms (300 and 360 miles) into the sea off its east coast, South Korea’s military said, the latest in a series of provocative moves by the isolated country.
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Eight-year-old boy discovers early turtle fossil that solves the mystery of the turtle shell It is common knowledge that the modern turtle shell is largely used for protection. No other living vertebrate has so drastically altered its body to form such an impenetrable protective structure as the turtle. read more
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2007 Triumph Thruxton 900i by DMOL A one-of-a-kind tribute to America’s most eccentric author.
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Yahoo’s conversational interfaces seek to compete with Amazon’s Alexa and Facebook MYahoo CEO Marissa Mayer provided a brief update on her company’s pilot effort with bots during a conference call following today’s quarterly earnings announcement . She suggested that the company’s initial efforts with conversational interfaces will lead it into competition with other voice activated assistants. “Examples of others entering what we call the mobile assistance space include Alexa f
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Former wrestlers sue WWE over brain injuries More than 50 former wrestlers and performers have filed suit against the WWE, claiming that it hid the risk of brain trauma and failed to provide wrestlers with necessary medical attention and support. The wrestlers, who include Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, allege that the WWE knew about the potential for brain injury and was not only negligent in its failure to address it, but went so far a
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Texas governor makes bid to extend hate crime protections to cops in Police Protection ActTexas Governor Greg Abbott is pushing for the introduction of stronger penalties for crimes against police officers and extend hate crime protections to cops through his Police Protection Act, he revealed Monday. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Silicon Valley’ star TJ Miller plans ‘meticulously ridiculous’ stand-up tour, HBO special T.J. Miller has work lined up outside the bounds of Silicon Valley . The comedian has announced that he’ll be hitting the road this summer for a new stand-up tour. The Meticulously Ridiculous Tour begins August 18 and includes 20 stops, reports Deadline . The final tour stop will bring him to Denver, where he will tape an hourlong HBO special produced by Funny or Die. The Silicon Valley actor wil
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U.S. Army switching from Android to the iPhone 6s due to poor performance According to Military.com , the United States Army’s Special Operations Command will switch from Android to the iPhone. In the past, the Army has given soldiers an Android Tactical Assault Kit, equipped with what was believed to be a variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note. The new iPhone Tactical Assault Kit, however, will feature the iPhone 6s. more… Filed under: Apple
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Using digital screens to inspire better health Digital signage is an industry that just keeps getting bigger. Most digital signage customers use screens to sell advertising space, provide information or assist wayfinding. The really good ones look to create dynamic signage that changes in response to variables that allows them to personalize content and playlists. But recently, more are looking to use screens to inspire better health… Read Mo
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Reflections on Binational Urbanism by Ryan Dewey Earlier in my career I was based in Chicago but I was working in Nigeria and also doing some graduate work in the summer in England. The longest trip I packed for was 60 days in the same suitcase and it covered a month in England and a month in Nigeria. It was a tough time in my life, but it was also kind of utopian as well because there are certain advantages to being highly mobile. In Germany t
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New material made from mothball chemical sets quantum computing record CARBON BALLS: An international team has created a new carbon-based material that enables quantum computers to work at room temperature longer than any other conducting material such as graphene.
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Extreme-weather tents for the homeless could help save millions of lives SINGAPORE — For millions of homeless people around the world, finding shelter from the elements can be a challenge. Extreme winter cold and summer heat can be fatal to people who aren’t sufficiently protected. Tough tents produced by BillionBricks, a small non-profit in Singapore, are pitched at alleviating the problem. SEE ALSO: To help the homeless, first think of them as part of your tribe The
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AT&T wants to use A.I. as a crystal ball AT&T uses artificial intelligence to tell if things are going wrong in its network. Soon, A.I. may know it before it happens. The carrier says it’s been using A.I. for decades in areas like call-center automation but developed it for each use as they came along. Now AT&T is pouring its A.I. smarts into a one platform that can be used with multiple applications. “I can’t just keep doing th
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Why Pokémon Go could be a groundbreaking model for chatbots GUEST: This year has been fondly dubbed the year of the bot by tech leaders, investors, and journalists. However, while many have been following the bot revolution, the first truly viral augmented reality (AR) game, Pokémon Go, has just usurped that whole trend in the public eye. The combination of nostalgia and cool tech has created a perfect storm for an underdeveloped platform to get serious a
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New genetic cause of Coats plus syndrome A team of Israeli researchers has discovered that mutations in STN1, a gene that helps maintain the ends of chromosomes, cause the rare, inherited disorder Coats plus syndrome.
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30 Stylish And Practical Pool Fence Designs If you have a pool, you may not need any fence until you get a couple of pets or have children, then it becomes a must. You may also get some neighbors and to keep some privacy and hide from everybody’s eyes a fence is a great idea. So what are the pool fence types you can try? Green Hedge Around The Pool Green hedges or tall living walls are perfect for those who want some privacy: they prevent
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Used consistently, monthly vaginal ring may be highly effective against HIV in women, study suggests When used consistently for a month at a time, a vaginal ring containing the antiretroviral drug, dapivirine, provides significant protection against HIV, suggest new results. Among women who appeared to use the ring most regularly, HIV risk was cut by more than half in all analyses, and in some, by 75 percent or more.
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New evidence on why young women in South Africa are at high risk of HIV infection New evidence is shedding new light on why young women in South Africa have high rates of HIV infection.
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HIV treatment keeps uninfected partner from contracting the virus Anti-HIV medications suppress the viral load of people living with HIV and provide durable protection against heterosexual transmission found. Researchers found a 93 percent reduction of HIV transmission when the HIV-infected person started antiretroviral therapy or ART at a higher CD4 cell count.
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HIV therapy for breastfeeding mothers can virtually eliminate transmission to babies For HIV-infected mothers whose immune system is in good health, taking a three-drug antiretroviral regimen during breastfeeding essentially eliminates HIV transmission by breast milk to their infants, according to results from a large clinical trial.
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Managing an endangered river across the US-Mexico border A new study shows how improving communication and involvement could bring consensus solutions for the embattled Rio Grande/Bravo, which is shared between the USA and Mexico.
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Genomic region associated with autism plays role in specific cognitive functions A new study reports that variations in 16p11.2, a region of the genome associated with risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), have distinct effects on cognition. The findings highlight the diversity of people with ASD.
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Military Times Reader Survey Finds 23 Percent Want to Vote Third Party Interesting sign of these times we live in from a survey of presidential preferences done by Military Times . The survey was done in early July of “1,915 active-duty service members, reservists and National Guard personnel, all of them Military Times subscribers.” They really, really don’t like Hillary Clinton. So much so that a larger percentage—23 percent—say they intend to vote Third
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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. This can be done through illegal ‘blood doping’: undergoing a blood transfusion for extra red blood cells to boosts oxygen levels. While some transfusions are identifiable with current testing methods, autologous blood transfusion (ABT) is not. A new report looks at novel
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[ Flash Sale ING ] CIMA Fixed Edge Knife URL: http://goo.gl/60aqmi Flash Sale Price: $19 .39 [ User Review Video ] [ Main Features ] CIMA 7Cr17MOV stainless steel straight blade knife with high hardness, perfect for outdoor survival Blade is made of 7Cr17MOV stainless steel material, very sharp and durable to use Oil-hardening processing blade, the hardness is up to 58HRC Plated black titanium processing on the blade surface, more durab
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Malnutrition, shaping up to be a first world problem Researchers have discovered that a bad diet has consequences on your immune system even before you notice an increase in body weight. Mice were fed a Western-style high fat diet for nine weeks. They structure and function of their immune cells was found to have been altered in the absence of weight gain.
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Quality of care in VA health care system compares well to other settings The quality of health care provided to US military veterans in Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities compares favorably with the treatment and services delivered outside the VA. In fact, VA facilities perform better in some cases when it comes to the safety and effectiveness of the treatment provided.
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No blood vessels without cloche After 20 years of searching, scientists discover the mystic gene controlling vessel and blood cell growth in the embryo.
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Rise in avoidable diabetes hospital visits Hospital admissions for a short-term and avoidable complication of diabetes have risen by 39 per cent in the last ten years, a new analysis has concluded.
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Helping doctors transform their practices into patient-centered models of health care The article demonstrates the effectiveness of teaching practice facilitators how to use cognitive task analysis to help them guide doctors’s office staff in changing to a patient-centered model.
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Long-awaited breakthrough in the reconstruction of warm climate phases Scientists 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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Orlando shooting: Gunman complained of anti-Muslim taunts The gunman who killed dozens of people in an Orlando gay club had complained of being taunted for being Muslim while working as a guard at a courthouse, newly released documents show.
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Soft drink, soft price: Soda prices found to be significantly low Researchers found a huge disparity between the price of soda, which is linked to the prevalence of health issues like diabetes, and milk — a difference in price that could be narrowed by taxes like the one on sugary drinks recently approved in Philadelphia.
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WikiLeaks suffers ‘sustained attack’ after announcing megaleak of Turkey govt docsWikiLeaks reported suffering a “sustained attack” after it announced the upcoming release of hundreds of thousands of documents relating to Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) in the wake of a failed military coup. Read Full Article at RT.com
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You can use your phone to interact with this ‘Crystal Universe’ (Tomorrow Daily 392 show notes) – CNET This Tokyo art exhibition combines large-scale visuals with technology and visitor interaction to create a whimsical experience for all.
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Chronic fatigue syndrome flare-ups caused by straining muscles and nerves Mild to moderate muscle and nerve strain provokes symptom flares in individuals with chronic fatigue syndrome.
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Hummingbird vision wired to avoid high-speed collisions Hummingbirds are among nature’s most agile fliers. They can travel faster than 50 kilometers per hour and stop on a dime to navigate through dense vegetation.
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Genetic drivers of immune response to cancer discovered through ‘big data’ analysisScientists have identified over 100 new genetic regions that affect the immune response to cancer. The findings could inform the development of future immunotherapies — treatments that enhance the immune system’s ability to kill tumors.
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Black Lives Matter protest becomes a picnic with police What began as a planned Black Live Matter protest turned into a pleasant community gathering in Wichita, Kansas. With the nation still reeling from the murder of three police officers in Baton Rouge, hundreds set aside their Sunday to congregate for a barbecue. Read Full Article at RT.com
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“Harpoon” negates need for open-heart surgery Open-heart surgery is risky and can take patients months to recover from. Researchers at the University of Maryland Medical Center have developed a device that eliminates the need for such surgery for those suffering degenerative mitral regurgitation (MR). Not only does the device reduce time spent on the operating table, but it could eventually see patients heading home from hospital the day aft
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10 Best Noise Canceling Headphones of 2016 Because the experienced traveler knows normal headphones can’t tune out the plane’s engine. … Read More »
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Boettke on Rothbard and Libertarianism Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rss Boettke on Rothbard and Libertarianism Political Theory 0 Views In a recent post on Facebook, Professor Peter Boettke of the George Mason University Department of Economics speaks in harsh terms of the view of libertarian rights held by Murray Rothbard and others, who, he thinks, were too clever for their own good. He complains, “there is a habit among libertarians
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Researchers Say Milk Works Best to Extinguish the Heat From Chile Peppers The next time you bite off more than you can handle in regard to a hot chile pepper, your best bet is to drink some milk. That’s according to research conducted by New Mexico State University’s Chile Pepper Institute.
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Treasure Hunting Tool: New Data Portal Helps Organize Scientific Literature on Linkages Between Conserving Nature and Improving People’s Lives A working group of the Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) launched a new online tool that will help policymakers and practitioners easily access and synthesize evidence from thousands of available datasets on human well-being and natural ecosystems to make better conservation decisions.
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The Winning Photos Of The 3rd Annual International Drone Photography Contest Are Just Breathtaking Category: Nature/ Wildlife – 1st Prize Winner Kalbyris Forest Denmark by Mbernhold For the 3rd annual International Drone Photography Contest, the first social network devoted to aerial photography, Dronestagram, partnered with National Geography. In hopes of being one of the winners for the competition, many brilliant professional photographers and even amateur drone enthusiasts for […]
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The Unique Evil of the Left Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rss World History Philosophy and Methodology Political Theory The Unique Evil of the Left 0 Views Is it too much to say that since the French Revolution, the left has been the source of virtually all political evils, and continues to be so in our day? There can be no doubt that great cruelty and violence can be and have been inflicted in the name of preserving the exis
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DJI drones will now get real-time wildfire alerts DJI has added real-time wildfire alerts to its geofencing system to prevent drones from wandering into affected areas and hampering firefighting efforts. The company already upgraded its Geospatial Environment Online software earlier this month with the ability to auto-download temporary restrictions. This particular update, however, grabs wildfire info from AirMap, which gets its data straight f
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Europe Builds a Network for the Internet of Things. Will the Devices Follow? So far, connected devices are monitoring shipping containers, fire hydrants, and cows.
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The Incredible Things a Hammerhead’s Nose Can Do A hammerhead shark is capable of detecting a single drop of fish oil in a body of water equivalent to an Olympic-size swimming pool
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Philippines asked to ‘disregard’ tribunal ruling on South China Sea, foreign minister saysThe Philippines says it rejected an offer by Beijing to hold negotiations “outside of and [in] disregard of” an international tribunal ruling that China had no legal basis for its claims to the South China Sea.
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India Maoist rebels kill 10 paramilitary soldiers in Bihar Ten paramilitary soldiers die in a clash between security forces and Maoist rebels in India’s eastern Bihar, police say.
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Trying to Stay Organized While Traveling? Start Here Traveling is fun, but it can be stressful. The right gear and tactics will save you of all the associated headaches. … Read More »
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Diving with the Tudor Pelagos, One Breath at a Time In a sea of dive watches, the Tudor Pelagos is an apex predator. But how does it do as a freediving watch? … Read More »
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What to Buy at Suitsupply’s Sale Today Elevated basics like shirts, leather shoes and accessories. … Read More »
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New SSDs Arrive! Flash Sales! Original Samsung 850 PRO 128GB 3D V-NAND SSD 2.5 inch SATA3 Solid State Drive Only $99.99 Main Features: ● Substantially increase in performance by using the advanced 3D V-NAND SSD ● Exceptional performance offering up to 550MB/s sequential reading and 520MB/s sequential writing speeds ● 1.8X faster speeds compared to traditional hard drive ● Compatible with Windows 10 / 7 / 8 / Vista / XP, Linux
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5 Clever Free Tools to Beat Twitter’s Restrictions & Annoyances The micro-blogging social network is now big enough that everyone needs Twitter in their lives. But as anyone who has been using it knows, Twitter exerts a lot of control on what it allows people to do or not do. It recently tried to go beyond its 140-character limit, but not really. It tells you when someone follows you, but not when someone unfollows you. It inexplicably doesn’t even have suppo
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A Guide to Every Ramen Style Worth Trying The number of stateside ramen shops is growing — and so is the number of styles being served. … Read More »
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Deals of Note: July 19, 2016 How to save on a programmable thermostat, a Fire tablet and cycling gear. … Read More »
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Today in Gear: July 19, 2016 A new high-end luggage collection, possibly the perfect summer shirt, high-tech and lightweight bicycles available for preorder and much more. … Read More »
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IDF’s demolition of Palestinian home sparks clashes in West Bank At least three people were wounded in clashes with the IDF as army troops bulldozed a Palestinian suspect’s house in West Bank. Angry locals reportedly threw Molotov cocktails and fired makeshift guns at the soldiers. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Golf Cart Jetpack gives new meaning to a “birdie” The humble golf cart is not very slick, but it gets the job done. So is there a better way to get from tee to green? In 2013, pro golfer Bubba Watson, along with Oakley and Neoteric Hovercraft, posed this question with a Golf Cart Hovercraft . Now, with the help of Martin Aircraft, the team has taken to the skies with the Golf Cart Jetpack. .. Continue Reading Golf Cart Jetpack gives new meaning
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Bubble wants to tap users’ social graphs for an on-demand babysitting app Who would you trust more with your kids: a person sent by a babysitting agency or the sitter who watched your friends’ kids last weekend? Read More
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Alain Gilles designs felt BuzziBlinds to shield workers from office noise Brussels-based designer Alain Gilles has created a sound-absorbing screen as his latest product for office acoustics specialists Buzzispace (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Anti-Trump revolt sees chaotic start to Republican convention Donald Trump tried to put the Republican convention back on track following a rank-and-file revolt Monday, telling party delegates “we’re going to win” the White House.
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India Plants 50 Million Trees in One Day, Smashing World Record More than 800,000 volunteers pitched in to help the country fight climate change.
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Whales Mourn Their Dead, Just Like Us Seven six species of the marine mammals have been seen clinging to the dead body of a likely friend or relative, a new study says.
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Snapchat now lets you suggest accounts for your friends to follow Amid all the hype surrounding Snapchat’s Memories feature, another useful option launched alongside it has been relegated to the sidelines. The new “suggest” function lets you recommend accounts of your choice to other friends, sharing their details with your followers in the process. For an app that has thus far made it inexplicably hard to find new and interesting people to follow, this is a go
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Highlights from the 2016 Farnborough Airshow The engines have been powered down and the hangar doors are shut after another Farnborough International Airshow. Not even foul weather could put a dampener on proceedings, with the Boeing 737 MAX and Lockheed Martin F-35 both making their airshow debut under grey skies. Here’s a quick look at some of the highlights. .. Continue Reading Highlights from the 2016 Farnborough Airshow Category: Aircr
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IS ‘torture cells’ found in abandoned prison The BBC’s Jiyar Gol goes inside an abandoned building said to have been run as a prison by so-called Islamic State, with cells used as a form of torture.
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What is Vision Zero? It’s about a complete change of mindset You can’t legislate against stupidity or human frailty. You have to fix the underlying problems and attitudes.
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[Flash Sale ING]Inflatable Folding Sleeping Lazy Bag for Outdoor Camping URL: http://goo.gl/WgzoP8 Flash Sale Price: $29 .99 [ User Review Video ] Warm weather is coming and that means we will spend plenty of time enjoying our holidays outdoors. Whether you’re doing camping, lounging around the beach, or simply hanging out at music festivals, you’ll need something to sit and lie on during these times. The inflatable sleeping bag can meet your needs perfectly. It’s por
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A Republican Party of Emotions, Not Ideas “War is not about bathrooms,” former Gen. Michael Flynn said near what should have been the end of Opening Night at the 2016 Republican National Convention. “War is about winning.” Forget plagiarism —this confident non-sequitur was a concise and timely reminder that when it comes to ideas, the GOP has gone to shit. Monday was officially “Make America Safe Again” day
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Tesla is bringing its more affordable Model X to Australia If you were hankering after an electric SUV with some fancy falcon-wing doors, Tesla has announced the Australian pricing for its more affordable Model X electric SUV. The all-wheel drive Model X 60D will be available for A$111,900 locally, and A$122,812.20 including the luxury car tax. Local pricing for the Model X 75D, 90D and P90D hasn’t yet been announced. Model X deliveries should begin in D
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Simpler, Faster and Cheaper way to make quality Carbon Nanotubes National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has devised a cheap, quick and effective strategy that reliably enhances the quality and consistency of carbon nanotubes. To prevent filling of the cores of single-wall carbon nanotubes with water or other detrimental substances, the NIST researchers advise intentionally prefilling them with a desired chemical of known properties. Taking this
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British parliament votes to renew Trident submarine nuclear arsenal British lawmakers voted Monday to replace the country’s aging fleet of nuclear-armed submarines with new vessels, heeding Prime Minister Theresa May’s warning that relinquishing atomic weapons would be a “reckless gamble”.
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Galaxy Note 7 leaked to sport USB-C, Always On Display Given this is Samsung we’re talking about, it isn’t really out of the ordinary that it would rumored to be putting anything and everything new in the upcoming Galaxy Note 7. We’ve already seen “proof” of, for the first time, an iris scanner on the device. Now we’re getting a glimpse of two more unconfirmed features for the phablet. For … Continue reading
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26 dead in Taiwan tourist bus fire Twenty-six people are believed killed after a bus carrying tourists caught fire and burst into flames after an accident on a highway in Taiwan, China. The accident happened near Taoyuan City as the bus was heading to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Amazon to invest $300 million in India to make original Prime Video content, says report – CNET The company is reportedly planning to launch its on-demand streaming service in India later this year.
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Here’s what hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of ‘Star Wars’ toys looks like – CNETExpected to fetch £500,000 at auction later this week, the collection of ‘Star Wars’ memorabilia includes pieces from all over the world.
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High velocity projectiles will double the speed of shots from Navy guns and Army artillery to hit targets up to 30 miles away and for air defense About year and a half ago, researchers at the Pentagon’s Strategic Capabilities Office realized that the Army and Navy could use the Hyper Velocity Projectiles (HVP) rounds meant for the railgun in regular big guns. They will double the speed of projectiles in howitzers, Paladins, the Navy’s five-inch guns. The Army and Navy have more than a 1,000 powder guns but have very few railguns. The new h
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Scanning tunneling microscope used to encode one kilobyte at a density 500 times better than the best commercial hard drive 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 managed to bring this reduction to the ultimate limit: they built a memory of 1 kilobyte (8,000 bits), where each bit is represente
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ScienceSeeker Editor’s Selections July 11-17 2016 #sciseekpicks #scicomm Each week, the ScienceSeeker editors pick their favorite posts within their respective areas of interest and expertise. Here is a round-up of the Science Seeker Editors’ Selections for the past week: Trick or tweet, or both? How social media is messing up politics by Chris Baraniuk at New Scientist Does target shooting make teenagers aggressive? by Christian Jarrett at BPS Research Digest Do you r
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Pokemon GO HoloLens mashup made almost real by Koder While some might still contest whether Pokemon GO actually qualifies as a proper augmented reality application, there is no denying that it would be great if it were. Heck, even Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella thinks so too, and so do its developers, Niantic Labs. But neither party seem to be rushing to make that happen, at least not publicly. So … Continue reading
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What Made David Bowie so Creative? Sotheby’s will auction off 380 pieces from Bowie’s collection later this year. The collection is “eclectic, unscripted, [and] understated,” according to Sotheby’s European chairman Oliver Barker . Read More
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Beijing says air quality improved in first half of 2016 Beijing’s notoriously awful air quality improved significantly in the first half of the year, with actions taken to curb the city’s heavy pollution having a positive effect, officials in the Chinese capital said.
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Questions and answers about US fuel economy standards The U.S. government has issued a report on fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards for U.S. cars and trucks that were first established in 2012. The report Monday kicked off a two-year review process leading to a government decision on whether to leave the standards in place through 2025 or change them.
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Having stomach troubles? Try swallowing an origami robot Has your child swallowed a small battery? In the future, a tiny robot made from pig gut could capture it and expel it.
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$2 billion in venture capital into augmented reality and virtual reality in the last 12 monthsPokémon Go isn’t the only breakout augmented reality/virtual reality success this year. Early stage VCs and corporates invested a record $2 billion into AR/VR startups in the last 12 months. About $900 million was invested into Augmented reality headmounted displays. $300 million into VR video $200 million into Virtual reality headmounted displays $150 million into solutions and services $100 mil
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China reveals upgrade T96B tanks with improved engines and electronics China North Industries Corporation (Norinco), has developed a new variant of its Type 96 (ZTZ-96) main battle tank (MBT) in time to participate in the 30 July to 16 August International Army Games organized by the Russian Ministry of Defense. At least five T-96Bs arrived in Russia on 7 July to take part in the Masters of Automobile and Tank Hardware competition, according to Russian media reports
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Nintendo has doubled in value since Pokémon Go’s release For a game that isn’t even technically a Nintendo property, Pokémon Go is having quite the healthy impact on the Japanese company’s finances. Ever since the launch of Pokémon Go earlier this month, Nintendo’s market capitalization has more than doubled, ending Tuesday trading at a fantastic $42.5 billion . Such has been the appetite for Nintendo stock, in fact, that on Friday it broke the single-
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This Time-Saving Tip Helps You Correct Typing Mistakes in iOS Are you one of those people who, if you make a mistake when typing a message on your iPhone or iPad, you’ll just delete everything you typed after that mistake and start over? I am. And it’s an enormous waste of time. It happens with typos or when the iPhone incorrectly autocorrects something — but rather than erase an entire sentence, just double-tap the word you want to change and your phone wi
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BeSang can make 3D NAND 10 times cheaper at 2 cents per gigabyte BeSang Inc. (Beaverton, Ore.), claims to have since created a superior three-dimensional (3D) architecture for NAND flash. Frustrated with licensee Hynix’s slow implementation of its monolithic 3D technology, BeSang is opening the door to partnerships with other memory houses, as well as offering to contract-fab the chips for resale by others, at a price that reduces the cost-per-bit of 3D NAND f
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You’ll never have to worry about picking a movie with this awesome film database If you tend to waste hours surfing the Web before you eventually give up and settle for a movie you’ve already seen because there’s nothing better to watch, Cinesift is about to change your life. Built by Redditor yombato, it’s a massive film database that sources information from popular websites like Rotten Tomatoes, IMDb and Metacritic to help you quickly and effortlessly pick a movie to watch
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24 Years Ago, the First Photo Ever Uploaded on the Internet The photo of four slickly dressed women was uploaded by Tim Burners Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web.
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Brickbat: Hubba Hubba! Police in Nottinghamshire, England, say they will now treat catcalls and wolf whistles on the street as hate crimes to be investigated and recorded. However, the department says a “hate crime” may not actually be a criminal offense nor even considered offensive by the “victim. Rather, a hate crime is any incident “perceived by the victim or any other person, as being motivated
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Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones hits back at ‘crazy’ and ‘sick’ racist abuse She says she feels like she is in her own “personal hell” after receiving racist messages on Twitter.
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Japanese migration theory brought to life Team of 14 people aboard bulrush canoes replicate hypothetical journey of early settlers.
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Oligochitosans can Improve Gene Therapy Scientists from UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country’s have proven that the oligochitosan polymer has the potential to directly supply DNA to tumor cells to act on them. Scientists at…
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3D Sponge Made of Carbon Nanotubes Shows Promise for Biomedical Implementations A multi-disciplinary research, spanning several years has revealed that a new 3D sponge composed of carbon nanotubes was capable of promoting nerve fiber growth, linking separated neural explants and…
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3d Printed Bulbasaur Planter 3d Printed Bulbasaur Planters – Bring some life into your room, work space, or front porch with these cute and colorful Bulbasaur planters!
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Plans for self-driving cars have pitfall: the human brain Experts say the development of self-driving cars over the coming decade depends on an unreliable assumption by many automakers: that the humans in them will be ready to step in and take control if the car’s systems fail.
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How to Turn Your Android Navbar Into a Music Visualizer You can do some pretty amazing things with custom mods on Android, but getting them up and running isn’t always a cakewalk. Thankfully, if you have the Xposed framework installed (here’s how), you can get one of the coolest Cyanogenmod features on your device — the music visualizer in the navbar. Here’s how to get it on your device running Android Lollipop or later (also, make sure you’ve enabled
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Space-Saving Design: 25 Banquettes with Built-in Storage Underneath Be it a relaxing hangout in the family room, a cozy nook in the living area surrounded by books, a space in the attic bedroom that overlooks the garden below or even a corner in the kitchen,; banquettes are a great way of utilizing space to the hilt without foregoing comfort, elegance or cost-effective design. Banquettes can turn lonely corners into hip gathering spaces and if you are a child of
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Some earthquakes on San Andreas Fault triggered by gravitational tug of sun and moon The gravitational tug between the sun and moon is not just a dance of high and low tides: It can also trigger a special kind of earthquake on the San Andreas Fault.
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Oklahoma police release video of man struggling for gun with officer, fatal shootingOklahoma City police have made public a surveillance video made on a bus in which an officer shot dead a person suspected of vandalism. An evidently delusional man attempted to grab for a female police officer’s gun and was killed by her partner. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Shading Structure Portimão From the existing plot, there was a sunny playground with two paved grounds and several playground equipments. The project had the main goal of qualifying the playground, by offering a significant area of shade, so essential to the permanence of both children and parents in the park during summer months.
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Optimism over cancer treatments should always be cautious Efforts to turn everyday drugs into cancer treatments bring a glimmer of hope, but dangers of hype too
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A beautiful perforated facade shields this office from Indias harsh sunhttps://vimeo.com/173213987 The Punjab Kesari Headquarters is currently under construction, however, the International Property Awards has already designated the design as Winner Best Office Architecture India 2016-7. Set on the corner of an intersection, the 18,000-square-meter office space was created with the objective of reducing heat gain and maximizing natural light to the point that no arti
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ZTE Zmax Pro offers a fingerprint sensor and 13-megapixel camera for $99 Smartphone pricing has become oddly disjointed: You still have to dish out more than $700 for a flagship coming from a top brand, such as Apple and Samsung, but you can also buy a Chinese phone with solid (and often comparable) specs for a lot less. In this particular case, seven times less, as the Chinese phone maker ZTE announced the ZTE Zmax Pro, a 6-inch smartphone with a 13-megapixel camera,
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Iraqi forces blow up ISIS suicide truck heading for compound using RPG (VIDEO) Footage has been posted online of a truck suicide bomb destroyed before it could do any damage by Iraqi fighters with a rocket propelled grenade. Read Full Article at RT.com
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First BRICS bank bond sale to fund green projects The BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) has issued its first bonds to raise funds internationally for clean energy projects in member states. Read Full Article at RT.com
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This Website Tells You How Long Your Speech Will Be If you’ve conquered your fear of public speaking and are preparing to give a speech, congratulations! Whether you’re speaking at a company meeting, wedding, or teaching something, public speaking is a lot less nerve-wracking when you’re prepared. A great way to get prepared to give a speech is to know if what you’ve written is long enough (or short enough) for the time slot. How long is my speech
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Poke Radar app crowdsources the hunt for Pokemon At a loss for where to find your next Pokemon catch? Or are you trying to find a particular favorite? On your own, it’s going to be difficult trying to check every nook and cranny of every place you, intentionally or not, visit. Fret not, because a whole ecosystem of apps, tools, and forums have set root around the Pokemon … Continue reading
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This cutting-edge technology lets you control multiple drones with your mind While we’ve previously seen crafty inventors fly drones with the assistance of devices like the Apple Watch or the Nintendo Power Glove, researcher Panagiotis Artemiadis is working on a technology that will take drone control to a whole new level. The scientist that heads the Human-Oriented Robotics and Control Lab at Arizona State University has come up with a way to control multiple drones usin
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Mario Question Block Lamp Mario Question Block Lamp – Officially licensed Nintendo lamp with authentic sounds!
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CyberPower 6 Feet 8 Outlets 2250 Joules Surge Protector $12.99 CyberPower 6 Feet 8 Outlets 2250 Joules Surge Protector $12.99
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New train between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur will slice travel to a blazing 90 minutesSingapore and Malaysia will build a high-speed rail linking the smaller island to Malaysia’s capital of Kuala Lumpur, its governments have announced . The 350km line will shoot travellers at a top speed of 300km/h, allowing someone to go from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur in just 90 minutes. The equivalent journey takes about five hours by car on the highway, and 11 hours across existing train servic
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How to successfully manage creative projects A hot cup of tea or coffee and your favorite designer notebook at your side. Your to-do list carefully prioritized in your favorite task management app. All your favorite design apps are open and the warm glow of your computer monitor beckons your masterful, creative brilliance. It’s time to get work done. But this isn’t all about your favorite preferences and processes. This is client work. You
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Russia to sell nuclear fuel to US A subsidiary of Russia’s nuclear corporation Rosatom has signed its first contract with a US nuclear power plant operator to supply Russian nuclear fuel. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Withings Thermo connected temporal thermometer launches It used to be when you went to the doctor’s office they would put a thermometer under your tongue and measure your temperature. Then doctors and many moms at home went to ear thermometers that would give temps quicker than the oral style. The next move in thermometer tech is to temporal thermometers that you simply press against the temple … Continue reading
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Nartarchitects Designs Dramatic Museum in Former Coal Mine Courtesy of Nartarchitects NARTARCHITECTS has released the plans for its Csontváry Museum in Pécs , Hungary , which will feature the work of Tivadar Csontváry Kosztka, a Hungarian painter known for his technical skill and spiritual messages. The design of the Museum reflects Csontváry’s symbolic and interpretive work. Rather than utilizing the typical “plaza-museum” typology, the Csontváry Museum
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Unfurled House An articulated two-story framed volume is sensitively stitched to the rear original fabric, while retaining its front Federation masonry and hipped envelope as part of its environmental, economic and planning values. It has a sectional split-level relationship to the original house that
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How This Technology Is Making Doctors Hate Their Jobs Chances are that your doctor feels like a glorified data entry clerk. Matthew Walvick is a doctor. But until recently, when he left a large hospital to work at a startup, he felt like his day was utterly consumed with data entry. Read Full Story
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Bulk data collection only lawful for fighting serious crime, says Europe’s top court The European Court of Justice has issued a preliminary ruling on a data retention case brought by UK MPs and privacy rights groups seeking to challenge the government’s data retention regime under DRIPA. Read More
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IS group posts ‘video’ of Germany train attacker The Islamic State (IS) group on Tuesday posted a video purportedly showing an Afghan teenager threatening “infidel” countries before he attacked a train near the German city of Wuerzberg.
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Fuse grinds and makes espresso on the go The world loves great coffee. And since members of that world can’t always be at home or inside their favorite coffee shops, they have brought us a number of ways to make coffee on the move. Some of them, like the Nomad and Handpresso Auto , do espresso. The all-new Fuse takes portable espresso making one step farther, relying on a series of twist-on modules to bring you all the way from roasted
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Win 1 of 2 Rotary Jura watches valued R15 750 each Win 1 of 2 Rotary Jura watches valued R15 750 each. Classic in outlook yet modern in execution, the Swiss-made Rotary Jura Automatic offers a look into the past with its vintage-inspired design. The post Win 1 of 2 Rotary Jura watches valued R15 750 each appeared first on Popular Mechanics .
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NIST Develops New Approach for Enhancing Quality of Carbon Nanotubes Researchers who are trying to use the unique properties of carbon nanotubes often give up hope when the small cylinders fill with water during processing. However for nanotube practitioners who…
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A Disabilities Tech Company Is Raising Money on Kickstarter Nearly one in seven people worldwide has a disability, according to the World Health Organization. In the United States alone, over seven million people are blind or have low vision, 10 million are deaf or hard of hearing, and tens of millions have ADHD, memory loss, and other challenges. Yet, while the market for people with disabilities is quite large, Brian Goral and Eric Skiff saw an absence
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Political uncertainty threatens Turkey’s investment-grade rating The US ratings agency Moody’s has placed Turkey’s Baa3 credit rating on review for downgrade, warning that the country might lose its investment grade status after the attempted coup on Friday. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Motorola’s Crazy Plan to Reinvent the Phone by Breaking It Into Pieces The Moto Z is a smartphone first and a thousand other things after that. The post Motorola’s Crazy Plan to Reinvent the Phone by Breaking It Into Pieces appeared first on WIRED .
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Stream could be Microsoft’s answer to YouTube but only for business users Microsoft has announced its new Stream video service designed to make it easy for colleagues to upload and share videos across the workplace. The free preview version of Microsoft Stream is now available, and anyone with a business email address can sign up to try it out. Redmond is stressing the ease-of-use of the service – it’s a snap to sign up (with no payment details required as it’s free),
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Apple has finally started to address the problems with Apple Music If you’re limited by the amount of storage on your mobile device, Apple Music offers a service by which you can upload your songs to the cloud and then stream them like you would a song on Spotify. But the feature came under fire earlier this year for a number of problems including songs being deleted without user’s permission , songs being incorrectly matched (resulting in say a live version of
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Google will now show the price of services on some search ads It’s about to get a whole lot easier to find the prices of goods and services through Google. The search giant is launching a change to its ads to show prices for services straight from search — without having to click through to the website in question. The new feature is called “price extensions,” and it essentially shows a menu of a company’s goods and services, along with how much they cost.
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This 3D Printed Robot Moves Using Muscle From a Sea Slug If you’ve ever enjoyed those horror movies that involve organ harvesting, you may be pleased to know that scientists are one step closer to using organic matter to power robots . Sea slugs are getting first honors though. Read more…
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GGMM E3 Wireless Smart Speaker review: This little speaker delivers big sound The GGMM E3 is a compact tabletop speaker that combines sleek, elegant design with superior sound. Unlike many speakers in its $100 price range, the E3 isn’t limited to streaming music from Bluetooth sources. You can also connect it to your Wi-Fi network and stream music from DLNA sources or from cloud-based services such as Pandora and Spotify. Available in dark gray, ice blue, or pearl white, t
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#Asamother: Australia ‘ban Muslims’ comment mocked on social media A TV presenter has been ridiculed on social media after justifying her view on banning Muslim migration to Australia by saying it made sense “as a mother”.
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Turkey PM vows to purge Gulen movement ‘by the roots’ The Turkish prime minister vows supporters of an exiled cleric will be uprooted as the state continues to round up suspected backers of Friday’s failed coup.
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Light SPEAR offers Self-Protection and Jamming System for UAVs Farnborough, UK (SPX) Jul 14, 2016 Elbit Systems has announced the launching of Light SPEAR, a new and unique self-protection and jamming system for UAS. Improving the UAS’ survivability and meeting the growing world demand to operate and collect accurate intelligence in highly hostile environments, Light SPEAR is composed of air defence systems and is based on Elbit Systems EW and SIGINT – Elisra
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Seven Soyuz Rockets to Be Constructed for Russian Defense Ministry in 2016 Moscow (Sputnik) Jul 19, 2016 A total of seven Soyuz carrier rockets are scheduled to be constructed for the Russian Defense Ministry by the end of the year, the general director of Russia’s Progress State Research and Production Space Centre, Alexander Kirilin, said Friday. He added that three rockets had already been constructed and delivered. “The construction of seven Soyuz carrier rocket
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What Lies Beneath – Venus’ Surface Revealed Through the Clouds Paris (ESA) Jul 19, 2016 Venus is famously hot, due to an extreme greenhouse effect which heats its surface to temperatures as high as 450 degrees Celsius. The climate at the surface is oppressive; as well as being hot, the surface environment is dimly lit, due to a thick blanket of cloud which completely envelops the planet. Ground-level winds are slow, pushing their way across the planet at pain
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NASA Sails Full-Speed Ahead in Solar System Exploration Pasadena CA (JPL) Jul 19, 2016 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 a
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Robot would assemble modular telescope – in space Bellingham WA (SPX) Jul 19, 2016 Enhancing astronomers’ ability to peer ever more deeply into the cosmos may hinge on developing larger space-based telescopes. A new concept in space telescope design makes use of a modular structure and an assembly robot to build an extremely large telescope in space, performing tasks in which astronaut fatigue would be a problem. The robotically assembled modular
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Passive Attitude Control For Small Satellites Bethesda, MD (SPX) Jul 19, 2016 Small spacecraft technology has come of age in the past several years. Both cost and development time have been reduced significantly, especially with the CubeSat size standard of 10 x 10 x 10 cm size and maximum mass of 1kg. Current CubeSat standards allows two or three cubes to be”stacked”to construct 2-U and 3-U CubeSats, respectively. One significant a
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SSTL and Goonhilly announce partnership and a call for lunar orbit payloads Guildford, UK (SPX) Jul 19, 2016 Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd and Goonhilly Earth Station Ltd (GES) have announced a new partnership to go beyond Earth’s orbit and provide a new model of low cost, high value, space exploration and science. With the ultimate aim of supporting a Solar System network, the SSTL-GES Lunar Pathfinder mission and its successors will provide a system to transport paylo
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Gemini Observatory Instrumental in Latest Exoplanet Harvest Hilo HI (SPX) Jul 19, 2016 The Gemini North telescope on Hawaii’s Maunakea helped verify many of the over 100 new worlds announced in the initial crop of discoveries from the NASA K2 mission, according to Ian Crossfield of the University of Arizona. Crossfield led the international team of scientists who announced the findings, which are published online in The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Ser
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China commissions space tracking ship as new station readied Beijing (Sputnik) Jul 19, 2016 China on Tuesday formally commissioned its next-generation Yuan Wang 7 ocean-going ship for tracking and controlling spacecraft, after a two-month trial period, Chinese media reported. According to the China Satellite Maritime Tracking and Control Department, the vessel will be used for maritime tracking of the Shenzhou-11 manned space mission, and the Tiangong II sp
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Clusters of small satellites could help estimate Earth’s reflected energy Boston MA (SPX) Jul 19, 2016 A team of small, shoebox-sized satellites, flying in formation around the Earth, could estimate the planet’s reflected energy with twice the accuracy of traditional monolith satellites, according to an MIT-led study published online in Acta Astronautica. If done right, such satellite swarms could also be cheaper to build, launch, and maintain. The researchers, led by S
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The birth of quantum holography: Making holograms of single light particles! Until quite recently, creating a hologram of a single photon was believed to be impossible due to fundamental laws of physics. However, scientists at the Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, have successfully applied concepts of classical holography to the world of quantum phenomena. A new measurement technique has enabled them to register the first ever hologram of a single light particle,
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Continental tug-of-war – until the rope snaps Potsdam, Germany (SPX) Jul 19, 2016 Present-day continents were shaped hundreds of millions of years ago as the supercontinent Pangaea broke apart. Derived from Pangaea’s main fragments Gondwana and Laurasia, the current continents move at speeds of 20 to 80 millimeters per year characterizing today’s plate tectonics. Continental breakup is still not completely scientifically understood. New resea
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Record-breaking volcanic kettle on Iceland explored Potsdam, Germany (SPX) Jul 19, 2016 The Bardarbunga eruption on Iceland has broken many records. The event in 2014 was the strongest in Europe since more than 240 years. The hole it left behind, the so-called caldera, is the biggest caldera formation ever observed. And the event as such was studied in unprecedented detail by a team of international scientists, amongst them a group from the GFZ Ger
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AIDS summit opens with warnings that progress at risk Durban, South Africa (AFP) July 18, 2016 More than 18,000 scientists, campaigners and donors opened a major AIDS conference in South Africa on Monday, issuing stark warnings that recent gains in the fight against the disease were under threat. The five-day International AIDS Conference returns to Africa 16 years after Nelson Mandela galvanised the world to take up the fight against AIDS, describin
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Amphibians may carry, spread infectious diseases Manhattan, Kan. (UPI) Jul 18, 2016 New research suggests wild amphibians may play a significant and underappreciated role in hosting and facilitating the spread of infectious diseases. Scientists say the interferon systems of amphibians – the protein-signaling systems that govern the immune system and fight disease – is both unique and largely ignored by the scientific literature. “Amphibians
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Ocean warming to blame for Antarctic Peninsula glacier retreat Swansea, Wales (UPI) Jul 14, 2016 For the first time, research has established ocean warming as the primary cause of glacial retreat on the western Antarctic Peninsula. The meltwater runoff from shrinking glaciers on the Antarctic Peninsula is accelerating sea level rise. But until now, scientists thought warming air temperatures were the main driver. Analysis of glacial retreat and ocean temperat
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Compound from rare fungus reduces resistance to antibiotics Vienna (UPI) Jul 15, 2016 Fungi have yielded many compounds with medicinal qualities. A newly discovered compound, derived from a rare fungus, promises to aid the fight against antibiotic resistance. The compound was discovered by coaxing deactivated genes in the fungus Doratomyces microsporus back to life. Many of the therapeutic compounds discovered in fungi are constantly produced. A fungus may
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Winged flight may be an accident of evolution Kingston, Ontario (UPI) Jul 18, 2016 New research undermines the ways scientists have previously attempted to explain the evolution of flight. Wings may have evolved for purposes other than flight, argues researcher Alexander Dececchi. In other words, winged-flight may be an accident of evolution – an evolutionary byproduct. “By disproving the idea that the predicted models led to the develop
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Soot may have snuffed out the dinosaurs Tohoku, Japan (UPI) Jul 15, 2016 Because there weren’t enough already, scientists in Japan have offered a new theory for how dinosaurs met their demise. Massive amounts of stratospheric soot sprayed skyward by asteroids triggered global cooling, drought and halted marine photosynthesis. The soot worked swiftly to snuff out both dinosaurs and ammonites, a group of ancient ocean mollusks. Researcher
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E.Asian shipping emissions kill tens of thousands: study Paris (AFP) July 18, 2016 A sharp rise in shipping emissions in east Asia is killing tens of thousands of people in the region every year and adding to global warming, a study said Monday. The manufacturing and export hub has the world’s fastest-growing rate of particle and carbon dioxide (CO2) pollution from shipping emissions, it said. This is likely to grow as China pursues a policy of reviving
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More Chinese vessels to sail the Arctic: shipping firm Shanghai (AFP) July 18, 2016 Chinese shipping giant COSCO plans to send three cargo ships through the Arctic Ocean this summer, according to a statement, as the company expands services on a route global warming is making more viable. The “Northeast Passage” – an Arctic itinerary north of Russia – is icebound for much of the year, but climate change is making it more accessible, potentia
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Ex-Marine ‘assassinated’ Baton Rouge cops: police Baton Rouge, United States (AFP) July 18, 2016 The black former Marine and Iraq war veteran who shot dead three police officers in the southern US city of Baton Rouge deliberately targeted the cops, but his motive remained unclear, officials said Monday. Louisiana investigators called for patience as they determine why the shooter – identified as Gavin Long – opened fire on the officers on Sunday,
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Indian sexual assault survivors break taboos by using Snapchat filters to tell their storiesSnapchat filters are popular for their funny and absurdist nature. Yet, a mobile journalism project in India has demonstrated how the app can be a powerful and unconventional storytelling tool as well. SEE ALSO: What your favorite Snapchat filter says about you Hindustan Times mobile editor, Yusuf Omar, chose Snapchat to interview two teenage women participating in India’s first Climb Against Sex
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Pegida launches political party amid impending ban over extremism Lutz Bachmann, founder of the anti-immigrant and anti-Islamic Pegida movement, has announced the establishment of a new political party. The long-expected move allegedly comes in response to German authorities mulling a ban on Pegida. Read Full Article at RT.com
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UNity: Tehran, Moscow & Washington show rare solidarity in bashing UN report on Iran nuke deal The latest report by the UN chief regarding the Iran nuclear deal has come under fire from Russia, Iran and the US at the same time. They disagree with it, saying it contains “gross factual mistakes” and labeling it “unbalanced and biased.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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NASA selects five Mars orbiter concept studies NASA has selected five U.S. aerospace companies to conduct concept studies for a potential future Mars orbiter mission. Such a mission would continue key capabilities including telecommunications and global high-resolution imaging in support of the agency’s Journey to Mars.
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Germans Ermičs creates coloured glass furniture collection Amsterdam-based designer Germans Ermičs has created a collection of coloured glass furniture with strong pigments that fade to clear (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Graphene photodetectors—thinking outside the 2-D box In a recent work published in Nature Communications, a research group led by ICREA Professor at ICFO Frank Koppens demonstrates a novel way to detect low-energy photons using vertical heterostructures …
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Pixelmator 2.3 for iOS adds Magnetic Selection, Quick Selection, more Following an update to the Mac app with similar features, the Pixelmator team has released version 2.3 for iPhone and iPad. Download Pixelmator in the iOS App Store ($4.99) . This update brings the latest selection tools from the Mac app to iOS devices. This includes the intelligent Quick Selection tool and automatic Magnetic Selection tool, where users roughly trace around an object and the app
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Glacial Lakes Threaten Himalayan Dams Flood risk rises as new hydroelectric power projects move upstream to meet rising demand — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Iran threatens to ban iPhones, ‘collect’ existing ones, in claimed anti-smuggling moveGovernment officials in Iran have threatened to ban iPhones from the country, and ‘collect’ existing ones, unless Apple appoints an official representative in the country. “If Apple will not register an official representative in Iran within the next few days, all iPhones will be collected from the market,” Tasnim News Agency quoted the director of Iran’s anti-smuggling office as having said on S
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Torn apart Turkey’s armed forces have been dealt a significant psychological blow by the attempted coup, with their prestige and status damaged, Doruk Ergun writes.
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Quantum computers show potential to revolutionize chemistry If you have trouble wrapping your mind around quantum physics , don’t worry — it’s even hard for supercomputers. The solution, according to researchers from Google, Harvard, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories and others? Why, use a quantum computer , of course. The team accurately predicted chemical reaction rates using a supercooled quantum circuit, a result that could lead to improved sol
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Ceramic injection-molding technology produces cheaper, stronger complex ceramic partsCars, rockets, cell phones and many other items could soon be manufactured faster, greener, less expensively and with more precision than traditional methods thanks to a ceramic engineering company commercializing a Purdue innovation.
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Scientists have detected unusual behavior of the PIWIL2 gene ‘helpers’ A team of scientists from the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry RAS have discovered new information on how the PIWIL2 human gene expresses itself. This breakthrough discovery could result in a diagnostic marker for determining testicular germ cell tumors. The research findings suggest the interchangeability of the PIWIL2 “helpers”—the promoter of this gene is also able to act as an enhan
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Gauging public opinion on small wind turbines There are currently more than 900,000 small wind turbines in use worldwide and estimates suggest that could increase by 20 percent by 2020. But, there has been a lack of research on public opinion on these independent energy systems
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Image: Mars Express spies a nameless and ancient impact crater This striking perspective view from ESA’s Mars Express shows an unnamed but eye-catching impact crater on Mars. This region sits south-west of a dark plain named Mare Serpentis (literally ‘the sea of serpents’), which in turn is located in Noachis Terra (literally ‘the land of Noah’).
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American political speech is increasingly partisan, research shows Here’s a test for measuring partisanship in American politics today: Turn on C-SPAN and – without looking at the name of the lawmaker on screen – see how long it takes to tell whether the member of Congress is a Republican or a Democrat. Chances are high that you’ll figure it out in less than a minute.
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Image: Not really starless at Saturn 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 imaging cameras on NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. A longer exposure would be required to capture the stars as well. Cassini has captured stars on many occasions, especially when
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French government faces backlash over Nice attack French President François Hollande’s Socialist government has come under fierce criticism over last week’s horrific truck attack in Nice, with former president Nicolas Sarkozy accusing it of failing to do enough to combat terrorism.
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Death penalty in Turkey would ‘spell the end of EU membership bid’ President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has angered European institutions and sparked fear among NGOs by claiming the death penalty could be restored in Turkey following a failed military coup to oust him from power.
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New York City’s subway cars to get high-tech makeover With nearly six million riders hitting the New York City subway daily, that’s a whole lot of people who’d be really pleased if the authorities upped its game and gave the system a serious makeover. Well, a major revamp looks to be on the cards after Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday revealed plans to pump $27 billion into the city’s mass transit system over the next five years. Focusing on the subw
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Metabolic route explorer helps to optimize the pathways for artificial biosynthesis of valuable products Artificial synthesis of natural products for medical and commercial use could be improved with new software developed by researchers at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia. The system, called metabolic route explorer (MRE), is designed to optimize heterologous biosynthesis pathways by taking into account more information than existing software.
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Reputation improves for those who give without calculation We often help others without weighing the costs and benefits—agreeing immediately to grant favors to friends, or taking on our romantic partners’ burdens without question. People even risk their own lives for a stranger, acting without considering the danger.
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Excel power tips: 3 handy ways to tame hyperlinks Excel does its best to handle hyperlinks such as email addresses and URLs, even though they’re incredibly awkward to shoehorn into spreadsheets. If you have only a few links in your spreadsheet, no problem. But hyperlinks use memory, and lots of hyperlinks in a spreadsheet, document, or email can slow your system to a crawl, crash the open file, or refuse to open the file (usually with a ‘not eno
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SPONSORED: Time flies: a brief history of pilot’s watches There’s a an air of exclusivity, sophistication and adventure that goes with wearing a pilot’s watch. It conjures up images of unexplored destinations… The post SPONSORED: Time flies: a brief history of pilot’s watches appeared first on Popular Mechanics .
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Humans decimating the diversity of life should worry us all A global limit set for safe biodiversity loss may be a blunt tool, but we still need to worry about breaching it far and wide says Georgina Mace
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The world’s first “Tesla Town” with solar roofs and Powerwalls is coming to AustraliaDevelopers in Australia are planning to build the world’s first “Tesla town,” a small suburb off Melbourne’s business district with solar roofs and built-in Tesla Powerwalls. Called YarraBend after the Yarra River that runs through the neighborhood, the suburb will eventually cover 16.46 hectares of land. It’s slated to include 2,500 new dwellings, a combination of single-family homes, t
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Data can help rebuild police-community relationships, expert says Knowledge is the first step toward bringing police agencies and communities closer together, a Stanford scholar says.
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New technique developed for effective dye removal and low-cost water purification Organic compounds in wastewater, such as dyes and pigments in industry effluents, are toxic or have lethal effect on aquatic living and humans. Increasing evidence has shown that the organic contaminants discharged from electroplating, textile production, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals are the main reasons for the higher morbidity rates of kidney, liver, and bladder cancers, etc. Organic contaminants,
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News from Quorum: The College of New Jersey use the Quorum Cryo-SEM Preparation System in a Project to Study Ice Crystals in High Altitude Clouds Quorum Technologies, market and technology leaders in electron microscopy coating and cryogenic preparation products, report on the use of their PP3010T cryo SEM preparation system which is being used…
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Researchers Report Critical Step Towards Large-Scale Manufacture of Better, Less-Expensive Solar Panels Researchers from the University of Houston have reported the first explanation for how a class of materials changes during production to more efficiently absorb light, a critical step toward the…
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Heterostructures Made of 2D Materials and Graphene Could be Used to Detect Low-Energy Photons In a recent work published in Nature Communications, the research group led by ICREA Professor at ICFO Frank Koppens demonstrate a novel way to detect low-energy photons using vertical…
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Researchers Describe New Process for Creating Super Elastic 3-D Printed Metallic Nanostructured 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…
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Novel 3D Solar Cells to Undergo First Testing in Space A novel three-dimensional solar cell design developed at Georgia Tech will soon get its first testing in space aboard the International Space Station. An experimental module containing 18 test cells…
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Countries That Transitioned Rapidly From Communism to Capitalism Fare Better Last week, I published, along with two coauthors, a study assessing the outcomes of economic reforms in ex-communist countries since the fall of the Berlin Wall. In order to understand the transition from communism to capitalism, it is important to note that by the late 1980s, the economic harm to communist economies was already done. These countries fell behind the rest of the world in terms of
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Group works to save the destruction of the iconic palm tree When a monster beetle arrived in Hawaii and began chomping down palm trees, students with Wichita State University’s Bug Lab took action.
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Is the new Australian Senate vote capture system as risky as electronic voting? A computerised system is being used for the first time in the 2016 election count for all Senate ballot papers to capture voters’ preferences.
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How Polaroid Wants You To Get Back Into The “Swing” Of Taking Photos Summer seems to be the time for photo apps. While a number of startups have taken to Kickstarter in order to seek funding for their innovative ideas … Read More
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Take Advantage Of A Limited Time $55 Credit Towards Cassette Shades! Summer is here and that means that it’s sunglasses season. If you’re tired of wearing the same ol’ Ray-Bans and Oakleys then why not check out the … Read More
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Turkish naval ships & choppers reportedly missing since botched coup, Turkey Deputy PM denies Turkey’s navy is still unable to account for 14 ships, while two helicopters with 25 special forces troops are also missing since an unsuccessful coup plot against the government. However, Deputy PM Numan Kurtulmus has denied any naval vessels are unaccounted for. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Labour members poll: Corbyn maintains massive lead over coup rival Smith Despite sustained attacks from Blairite MPs and MSM, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s political stock has soared, with polls indicating he’d beat opponent Smith by 20 points. MP Angela Eagle has dropped out of the race to oust Corbyn. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Unusual US Zika virus case baffles experts Experts are trying to work out exactly how a US carer has caught Zika after tending to a dying elderly man with the virus.
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Pakistan top judge’s kidnapped son rescued after gun battle The son of a senior Pakistani judge is rescued by security forces a month after being kidnapped by a splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban, the military says.
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South Sudan conflict: African Union approves regional force African leaders back plans to deploy regional troops to South Sudan after recent fighting between rival forces left hundreds of people dead.
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Song of the Deep Is a Beautiful, Bogged-Down Adventure This gorgeous 2-D underwater journey gets weighed down by stale game tropes. It’s a shame, because the story holds such promise. The post Song of the Deep Is a Beautiful, Bogged-Down Adventure appeared first on WIRED .
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Surprise! The Web’s Troll King Is a Hit With The Trump Set The GOP can’t control its trolls. The post Surprise! The Web’s Troll King Is a Hit With The Trump Set appeared first on WIRED .
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The Sea Will Get a Lot Quieter Without the Navy’s Whale-Killing Sonar On July 15, a federal court ruled that the Navy can’t use a particularly powerful sonar tool in waters inhabited by marine mammals. The post The Sea Will Get a Lot Quieter Without the Navy’s Whale-Killing Sonar appeared first on WIRED .
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The EPA’s Fuel Efficiency Testing May Not Work. Like, at All The EPA’s test to make sure automakers are hitting their CAFE fuel requirements numbers may not work at all. The post The EPA’s Fuel Efficiency Testing May Not Work. Like, at All appeared first on WIRED .
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Latest Garden Bridge alternative features four leaf-shaped “stepping stones” British architect Crispin Wride has released his own concept for a Garden Bridge in London, which he claims is more cost-efficient than Thomas Heatherwick’s proposal and the alternative suggested by Allies and Morrison . (more…)
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Nico360 360-degree camera can live stream Nico360 bills itself as the world’s smallest 360-degree camera and the device is certainly very small. It measures in at 46mm x 46mm x 28mm and despite its small size; it packs in some very appealing features. Perhaps the biggest of those features is the ability to live stream your 360-degree videos. The body of the camera is waterproof meaning … Continue reading
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Amateur astronomers say Chinese space station could crash to Earth – are they right?China’s first space station, Tiangong-1, has hit the headlines after satellite trackers suggested it might be out of control and about to crash to Earth – potentially into a populated area.
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Wireless EEG headset for emergency room and intensive care unit patients The world-leading nanoelectronics research center imec and Holst Centre (set up by imec and TNO) announced that they have collaborated with Nihon Kohden, a Japanese manufacturer, developer and distributor of medical electronic equipment, on the development of a wireless electroencephalogram (EEG) monitoring device for clinical applications.
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Financial Stress Hurts, Literally A recent study links shaky economic outlook and feelings of physical pain — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Low-cost community library thinks outside the (ice cream) box With its recently-completed Microlibrary, Dutch firm Shau offers a reminder that architecture projects don’t need to be expensive or packed with technology to show real ingenuity. Serving Bandung in Indonesia, the community library comprises a ventilated facade made from used ice cream tubs and was built for only €35,000 (roughly US$38,700). .. Continue Reading Low-cost community library thinks o
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Bavaria ax attacker kept hand-painted ISIS flag in his room A note found in the Afghan train attacker’s room where he also kept a hand-painted flag of the Islamic State (ISIS) group indicates he may have been self-radicalised, a top German top security official said Tuesday. Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann told reporters that the 17-year-old Afghan asylum seeker, who shouted “Allahu akbar” as he attacked people on a train Monday nigh
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5 awesome Google Keyboard features you probably don’t know about The best Android keyboard keeps getting better.
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Next-gen Mars orbiters to help human missions become more real NASA has funded studies to investigate how new orbiter spacecraft can best serve a human ground crew on Mars for a potential mission in the 2020s
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‘Prominent’ Admin of Top ISIS Forum Hacked Screenshot from the hacked forum An administrator of a top-tier ISIS web forum, who one expert describes as a “prominent” member of the online jihadi community, has been hacked. On Sunday, an independent researcher known as “Switched,” who first reported the news, tweeted two Pastebin posts containing alleged correspondence of Abu Alaaina Khorasani, who is an administrator of the “Shumukh al Isla
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A new tracking and quantification tool for single cells Working with colleagues from the ETH Zürich, scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Technical University of Munich have developed software that allows observing cells for weeks while also measuring molecular properties. The software is freely available and has now been introduced in Nature Biotechnology.
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Turkish pilots involved in downing of Russian Su-24 arrested over links to coup attempt – minister Two Turkish Air Force pilots linked to the downing of a Russian Su-24 bomber in November have been detained in connection with the recent failed coup attempt in Turkey, the country’s justice minister has said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Meaty popsicles hit the dessert scene Leave the push pops and Creamsicles to the kids because the “it”popsicle of 2016 is made out of meat. Yeah, meat. SEE ALSO: Here’s a very important tutorial on making NSFW popsicles using Lego bricks Springbone Kitchen in New York City takes the bone broth craze of 2015 to new icy depths with its frozen bone broth pops. The health-focused eatery now sells popsicles made with raspberry,
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Authoritarian Responses to Attacks Guarantee More Trouble in the Future: New at ReasonFrom Baton Rouge to Nice, elected and unelected officials see incidents of violence as an excuse to go full authoritarian. J.D. Tuccille writes: A year and a half before Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel drove a truck into a Bastille Day celebration in Nice, but after the bloody assault on the staff of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley warned, “The gr
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LaCie Rugged RAID and SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick keep you backed up on the go As great as Apple’s tablets, smartphones and computers are, nothing’s perfect. All hardware eventually fails. Your iPhone or MacBook can get lost or stolen. Files can be corrupted. If any of these things happen at a time when backing your data up to the cloud isn’t an option, you’re gonna have a bad day. For a guy like me, who travels as he works, one bad day’s worth of lost data can add up to a
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Grand Canyon Fuller Fire scorches 13,382 acres with zero containment The lighting-caused forest fire blazing through the North Rim of the Grand Canyon doubled in size overnight over the weekend. The Fuller Fire jumped from 5,940 acres to 13,382 on Monday, with zero containment to date. Dry and windy conditions on Saturday night helped the blaze spread through treetops near Imperial Point on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Currently more than 550 crew members are
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Lamberts Mouth-Blown Glass The result of unsurpassed craftsmanship, mouth-blown Lamberts glass is a trademark of its own. The body of the glass, its special texture, transparency and glowing colors mark the unmistakable Lamberts identity. Lamberts glass can only be produced through the art of glassblowing. Glashütte Lamberts continues to adhere to these very old and deep-rooted traditions. Tools and methods of production h
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Student loan platform CommonBond raises $300M and $30M in equity, buys Gradible Some online loan platforms have taken a hit of late, but not all of them are struggling: today, CommonBond, a platform that specialises in loans and refinancing for students, is announcing that it has raised $300 million in debt to loan out to prospective borrowers; and a further $30 million in a Series C equity round to continue building out its platform. On top of this, the company has… Read Mo
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7 groups fighting food waste around the world Food waste is a problem in every country of the world. Here’s what some groups are doing to fight against it and redistribute to those who need it.
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Hubble captures a secluded starburst galaxy The Hubble Space Telescope captured this image of a starburst galaxy located about 300 million light-years away from Earth called MCG+07-33-027. The post Hubble captures a secluded starburst galaxy appeared first on Popular Mechanics .
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Giving container ships a new nose saves hundreds of tons of fuel Fuel efficiency is something we’re all very aware of mainly due to it being a major selling point of new cars. However, there’s one area of transport where fuel consumption borders on the […]
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We need to talk about the bad science being funded Spectacular failures to replicate key scientific findings have been documented of late, particularly in biology, psychology and medicine.
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Significant Digits For Tuesday, July 19, 2016 You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. Are you at the Republican National Convention and want to chat? Email me ! 1st row Front-row seating at the Republican National Convention has been given to a very weird and occasionally blue group of states: Alabama, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, California and Pennsylvania. At the same time, th
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Meet Vi, the AI Personal Trainer who Lives in Bio-sensing Earphones. The female voice inside your head is nothing to worry about. It’s just Vi, the AI personal trainer inhabiting bio-sensing earphones and who’s on target to become the new voice in fitness. Vi tracks your progress and coaches you to results in real time. The personal trainer can be used to meet weight goals, stay fit and improve your running […] Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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How Africa can develop a home-grown tech sector Africa is coming online rapidly. Internet penetration in the continent is growing faster than in any other region in the world, giving millions more people access to better communication, information and business opportunities. Although only around 20% of people in Africa have internet access (compared to a global average of 40%), this has increased from less than 5% ten years ago.
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Samsung Notebook 7 2-in-1 convertible now up for grabs It has actually been a while since Samsung put out a convertible type of laptop after the ATIV Smart PC (later renamed the ATIV Tab 7). For the first time, however, it is taking on a new form factor. Introduced last month, the Notebook 7 is the company’s first laptop that can literally bend over backwards to transform into a … Continue reading
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T-Rex Headboard: Sleep Like Terrified Prey PoshTots is now offering this headboard so that a T-Rex can hover over your kid all night and inspire nightmares of becoming dino dinner. Created by artist and craftsman Jason Hulfish, the headboard reportedly fits any standard twin bed frame and offers precise handmade details that “must be seen in person to be believed”. In addition, it comes with a hefty price tag, ensuring screams of terror f
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The Unprecedented–And Still Undemocratic–Race To Be The World’s Top Bureaucrat The UN is electing a new secretary general. You don’t get a vote. But this election, for the first time, you are allowed to learn who the candidates are—and even watch some of them debate. Sitting in a not-quite full basement auditorium in midtown Manhattan last week, I had come to see a segment of what has been billed as a “job interview in front of the world.” Read Full Story
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How To Train Your Brain to Push Past Perfectionism Perfectionism isn’t hard-wired, it’s learned. Which means we can unlearn it too, with these methods. The fear of failure greatly impedes performance. That’s why most successful people are less likely to be perfectionists. After all, think about all of the quick, important decisions high-level people need to make every day. They can’t be plagued with the fear that every decision is a possible mist
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Syria conflict: ‘Dozens of civilians killed’ in US-led strikes near Manbij At least 56 civilians have been killed in US-led coalition air strikes near the Islamic State stronghold of Manbij in northern Syria, activists say.
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Santoso: Indonesia police ‘kill most wanted militant’ Indonesian police say they believe they have killed Santoso, the country’s most wanted militant, in a jungle gun battle in Central Sulawesi.
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Genetic tests target improvement in racehorses’ performance UCD-based equine science company Plusvital has launched four new genetic tests designed to enable thoroughbred horses to reach their full racing and breeding potential.
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Acer’s new Predator G1 gaming PC dumps the Titan X for a more ferocious GTX 1080 Acer’s pint-sized—well, 16 liters, really— Predator G1 gaming desktop is snagging a big-time update on the very day it rolls out. This morning, the Predator G1 launched on Newegg and Acer.com with prices starting at $2,300. That includes Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card, which is not the graphics option the computer was originally supposed to pack. To read this article in full or to leave
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Research effort to develop drought-proof crops International research led by The Australian National University (ANU) has found how plants, such as rice and wheat, sense and respond to extreme drought stress, in a breakthrough that could lead to the development of next-generation drought-proof crops.
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Researcher says warmer waters in Nova Scotia ‘ocean hotspot’ killing off kelp forests Once rich forests of willowy kelp that stretch along Nova Scotia’s coast have been decimated by warming water temperatures, says a marine biologist who warns that the loss could harm other species that rely on them for food.
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10 Best Polo Shirts For Men A timeless summer style choice.
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Shure KSE1500 Electrostatic Earphones Electrostatic headphones are the cream of the crop of listening devices. But until now, they’ve only been available as large over-the-ear models. Shure’s innovative new new system offers the tech in a sound-isolating, in-ear design, and includes a portable DAC/Amp/EQ. Hat Tip Link Link 2 Price: $2999 More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Focal Elear Headphones Symphony 1 Headphones Fostex x Mas
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Hiden Introduce All-new Ultra-high Performance Quadrupole MS Hiden announce the introduction of the all-new DLS-20 mass spectrometer, setting a new performance standard for high resolution quadrupole systems. The mass filter design, based on the Hiden…
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Time travelling to the mother tongue The sounds of languages that died thousands of years ago have been brought to life again through technology that uses statistics in a revolutionary new way.
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Fujitsu begins field trial for AI-based train delay prediction Fujitsu Limited today announced that it has collaborated with Jorudan Co., Ltd. to add a train delay time prediction function, using AI machine learning technology, to Jorudan’s “Norikae Annai,” a service that provides public transportation route-planning information. It is also carrying out a field trial of this service in support of public transportation users in their choice of routes
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Having a ‘Plan B’ Can Hurt Your Chances of Success Preparing a backup plan can increase the odds you’ll need it — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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2 Newfound Alien Planets May Be Capable of Supporting Life One is likely 10 percent warmer than Earth, the other 6 percent cooler — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Fracking may cause increased complications for asthma sufferers – study Asthma patients are 1.5 to four times more likely to suffer an asthma attack if they live in an area with plentiful or large fracking wells, according to a new study which sheds negative light on the already-controversial drilling method. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Inside the world’s first airport potato farm at JFK jetblue, jetblue farm, jetblue airlines, terminal 5 jfk, john f kennedy airport terminal 5, jfk jetblue terminal, farm at jfk, urban farming, airport farm
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Why I Get My Brain Zapped Conventional therapies haven’t done much good for my anxiety disorder — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Pakistan government bars social media star Qandeel Baloch’s family from pardoning her brother In an important step against honour killings, Pakistani authorities have barred the parents of slain social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch from forgiving their son for her murder. Currently, a loophole in the country’s legal system permits the relatives of victims to forgive their assailants, often resulting in their acquittal. SEE ALSO: Pakistani social media star Qandeel Baloch’s brother confes
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Whoosh! Let’s face it, your tech gadgets get dirty, grimy, and smudged–and your shirt isn’t enough to tackle the filth. It’s time to Whoosh away the fingerprints, germs, and bacteria that is living on your phone, watch, and any other screen. Non-toxic and alcohol and ammonia-free, the Whoosh cleaning system will get your screens clean, shiny, and germ-free.
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Service Protect will automatically detect when your flight is delayed and request compensation Service is an app we’ve covered before – the startup acts as an intermediary between you and businesses where you’ve had bad experiences. So this means whenever your bags are lost by an airline or a restaurant ruins your meal, Service will interface with the business on your behalf to help make things right in the form of a refund, credit, etc. After being in business a year… Read More
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Bluetooth Speaker Beer Stein Give happy hour a rockin’ soundtrack by drinking your brew out of this Bluetooth speaker beer stein. This high-tech stein is designed to accommodate most bottles/cans and comes with a rechargeable speaker that can provide over 15 hours of playtime. Check it out $99.80
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Countless Customizable Lightsabers Make your collection of sci-fi collectibles stand out from the rest with one of these unique customizable lightsabers. Each sword features a sturdy aircraft grade hilt that can be fully customized and comes with an LED blade that you can set to one of twenty colors. Check it out $199.00
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Travel Management App Eliminate common travel related frustrations during your next trip with the aid of this travel management app. This helpful app provides you with all kinds of information relevant to your trip – like your itinerary – so you can have everything at hand in an orderly fashion. Check it out $0.99
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Sovaro Luxury Cooler Say goodbye to the large and clunky white coolers you’ve been dragging to the beach and say hello to the fashionable Sovaro Luxury Cooler. Made to last through every style and every season, this impressive cooler can resist temperatures of up to a whopping 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Using cork as the primary insulation inside and a polycarbonate exterior shell and lining, the Sovaro Luxury Cooler
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Rest Deck Desk Tray by BRAIN BSKIT Keep your desk tidy and stylish with the Rest Deck Desk Tray by BRAIN BSKIT. Made of concrete and designed to fit and hold your smartphone at an upright angle, you’re able to view your notifications with ease while you work. This slot in the concrete can also be used to hold business cards. Totally handmade, on the right side of the Rest Deck is a beautiful soft walnut tray to hold your glasses,
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Susee – Smart Nano Moisture Sprayer For All Skin Susee is a modern smart SPA sprayer device for facial care. This tool is capable of analyzing your skin conditions and hydrates it by using its nanospray. Susee sets the standard for portable smart SPA for your skin care. At first, you can test your skin with the help of the Susee test sensors. Secondly, you can find more about your skin condition on APP analysis and thirdly, you can get solution
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A “Little Star”- The World’s First Digital Art Furniture Together with most of your other home devices, your furniture now goes smart too with a “little star”. Just like the name sounds, this is one of the world’s first digital art furniture. While during the day, little star acts like a standard piece of sculpture, at night you can use it to reflect your mood. It glows like a lamp and is capable of creating a perfect atmosphere for living spaces. You
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Shutterstock now suggests keywords for images that contributors upload on iOSEXCLUSIVE: Shutterstock, a publicly traded company that provides premium stock images, music, and video content, today is announcing the launch of a feature that will speed up the process for contributors submitting new images through the iOS app dedicated for them . The app will suggest several keywords that contributors can tap on and select for the images they upload. That way, people don’t ha
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China surpasses the U.S. in iOS game revenue for the first time In the second quarter, China hit a new milestone as it surpassed the U.S. to become the No. 1 country for iOS game revenue, according to market researcher App Annie. The change was inevitable, and it shows the shifting tides of the $36 billion mobile game industry. App Annie said that revenue for homegrown Chinese mobile games such as Fantasy Westward Journey, Westward Journey Online, and Hero Mo
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Is a HomeSeer Home Automation Controller Right For You? When you start to build your smart home, you eventually reach a point where you want to combine and automate the gear you’ve bought. You could get a hub. There are thousands of these on the market, each with their own inherent advantages and disadvantages. Alternatively, you could get a HomeSeer Smart Controller, or “HomeTroller”. Exploring The HomeSeer World The basic functionality of the HomeSe
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Harvard’s battery tech takes cues from vitamin B2 A team of Harvard scientists on a quest to find an organic molecule that can be used to make non-toxic, low cost flow batteries found their answer in vitamin B2. By making just a couple of tweaks to riboflavin’s original molecule, which converts carbs to fuel in our bodies, they were able to design one that can be used to store energy harnessed by solar and wind sources. The same team previously
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Statistics improve insight into the risks of nanoparticles By using specific statistical methods, it has become possible to improve the risk assessment of nanoparticles. This was the conclusion of the PhD thesis that Rianne Jacobs defended on 7 July 2016 at Wageningen University. Jacobs showed that these techniques can be used in risk assessment to separate two important sources of error, which makes the results of the assessment more reliable.
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Scientists study early evolution of activated asteroid P/2016 G1 (Phys.org)—A team of Spanish astronomers has recently observed a newly discovered asteroid designated P/2016 G1 (PANSTARRS), revealing its activity and measuring its total dust loss. The findings, detailing the most probable hypothesis that could explain the cause of this activity, were published July 12 on arXiv.org.
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The Art of Rendering: Alex Hogrefe Creates Stunning Architectural Visualizations Using Only SketchUp and Photoshop “If a diagram is done right, it can engage the viewer as much as any perspective rendering.”
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A.M. Links: Melania Trump Plagiarizes Michelle Obama, RNC Day 2, ISIS Claims Responsibility for German Ax Attack Get ready for day two of the Republican National Convention. In her speech at the Republican National Convention last night, Melania Trump plagiarized Michelle Obama . ISIS has claimed responsibility for Monday’s ax and knife attack on a German train. Who will Hillary Clinton pick as her running mate ? How Gary Johnson is impacting the 2016 presidential race. “The Turkish government’s crackd
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Amazon’s Discounting Dozens of Popular Logitech Peripherals In Today’s Gold Box Logitech Gold Box Amazon’s back at it again this morning with a Gold Box full of great Logitech computing peripheral deals . The highlights here include the Performance Mouse MX for $45 , the K480 multi-device Bluetooth keyboard for $21, the Z313 speaker system for $28 , and the C615 webcam for $36. There are dozens of other discounts though, so head over to Amazon to see the full list . Note: Th
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Can robots recognize faces even under backlighting? Vision-based face detection and recognition is one of the most rapidly growing research areas in computer vision and robotics and is widely used in several human related applications. However, vision-based face detection and recognition has been shown to be effective only under normal illumination conditions. In developing an algorithm for face detection and recognition, it is crucial to consider
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The quick guide to updating all your current Apple devices Apple has shipped important software updates for every single one of its products in the last 24-hours: Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple Watch and Apple TV (and also updated its iOS and macOS Sierra betas). Available now, the updates bring stability and maintenance improvements. Please backup before you update The cold, hard truth is that software upgrades do sometimes go wrong , so before in
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This drone can detect and detonate land mines The creators of a drone that can autonomously map, detect, and detonate land mines say their technology could potentially clear the world of these deadly devices in the less than 10 years’ time. It’s an ambitious goal, but one well worth pursuing. Worldwide, there are thought to be some 100 million land mines, many of which are leftover from conflicts long since finished. Every year these mines k
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Fast-charging everlasting battery power from graphene Swinburne University researchers have invented a new, flexible energy-storage technology that could soon replace the batteries in our cars, phones and more.
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Bones Deep Entertainment Karl Urban on ‘Star Trek Beyond’, Life, Death, And His Character’s Evolution It’s Star Trek week here at Popular Science . We recently spoke to Karl Urban, who plays Leonard McCoy (aka Bones) in the movie Star Trek: Beyond in theaters this…
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Cell biologists should specialize, not hybridize Dry cell biologists, who bridge computer science and cell biology, should have a pivotal role in driving effective team science, says Assaf Zaritsky. Nature 535 325 doi: 10.1038/535325a
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Emptiest Place in Space Could Explain Mysterious “Cold Spot” in the Universe Efforts to explain a strange cold spot in the cosmos have led to the discovery of something even odder: a vast area with very little matter — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Upgrade Your TV’s Audio With This $70 Sound Bar, Today Only As long as you don’t mind buying a certified refurb, this 38″ VIZIO sound bar is fantastic value at $70 , today only on Amazon. Read more…
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Asus RP-N53 Dual-Band Wireless 802.11N N600 Range Extender $14.99AR Asus RP-N53 Dual-Band Wireless 802.11N N600 Range Extender $14.99AR
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Why Doubt Can Be a Good Thing For Your Health Goals Doubt is essential to your health goals, says Mark Sisson. If you’re too sure and get stuck on your beliefs, you end up ignoring the other possibilities that can lead to the real ah-ha moments that help you break through plateaus and reach your goals. So, have a little doubt. We’re all aware of the overwhelming information around health and fitness , but they’re not all quackery. Keep an open and
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UF/IFAS Scientist Digging Into Artichokes as Alternative Crop Shinsuke Agehara, a UF/IFAS assistant professor of horticultural sciences, thinks he can overcome the chill requirements of growing artichokes. Based at the Gulf Coast Research and Education Center in Balm, Florida, Agehara recently received a nearly $90,000 federal grant to study how to establish an artichoke system for Florida growers.
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Research Team Led by NUS Scientists Develop Plastic Flexible Magnetic Memory DeviceAssociate Professor Yang Hyunsoo from the National University of Singapore led a research team to successfully embed a powerful magnetic memory chip on a flexible plastic material. This malleable memory chip hails a breakthrough in the flexible electronics revolution, and brings researchers a step closer towards making flexible, wearable electronics a reality in the near future.
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Did Trump speech copy Obama’s? US election: Did Melania Trump copy Michelle Obama?
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Meet The Cyber Mercenaries Selling Spyware To Governments On the night of March 5, 2011, at the height of the Egyptian revolution of 2011, a group of pro-democracy protesters stormed and ransacked the office of Egypt’s security service. Inside the offices, the protesters found a strange document: an agreement between the regime of the dictator Hosni Mubarak and the UK surveillance tech company Gamma International to provide spyware known as FinFisher to
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POLAR detector flies into orbit with a Chinese space mission Researchers working with Wojciech Hajdas at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have developed a detector called POLAR. This instrument is expected to search out and investigate so-called gamma ray bursts coming from the depths of the universe. Gamma ray bursts are eruptions of high-energy light that despite being extremely strong remain, up to now, only poorly understood. Among other things, the orig
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8 Tricks to Take Better Photos With Your Phone In the never-ending quest for great mobile photos, it can be tempting to ditch the camera app that comes with your phone for something far more advanced and exotic . However, if you know what you’re doing, you can get some high-quality results from the default camera app on your iPhone or Android device—and here’s how. For the purposes of this guide we’ve focused on features in the default camera
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‘No plans for Brexit in 2016… but we might do it anyway,’ says new UK govt Prime Minister Theresa May does not plan to trigger Article 50 this year, government lawyers have told the High Court, before ambiguously admitting that stance could change. Read Full Article at RT.com
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ICYMI: Reinvented wheel and drones that can evade Today on In Case You Missed It : Stanford is teaching drones how to avoid either existing obstacles or ones that come in the form of an attacking human. It all works in real-time, which is why the video of the technology in action shows a fencer sparring with the drone. German students have created a wheel that works like a robotic bicycle chain , morphing its shape from round to triangular — wh
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Rocky exercise device will help keep deep space a fit place Going into space comes with its share of risks. In addition to the possibility of a catastrophic failure happening during take-off or landing, and having your craft pinholed by a micrometeorite, there are also the dangers of spending extended periods in space. Beyond that, there are also the slow, degenerative effects that spending an extended amount of time in a weightless environment can have on
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Apple granted a further patent for MacBooks with built-in LTE connectivity Apple has been toying with the idea of MacBooks with built-in cellular connectivity since 2007 . Although Steve Jobs said a year later that the company had ‘considered’ it but decided against it at the time, the company continues to file patents for the idea, the latest one filed last year and granted today. The patent describes how the gap between the main and lid section of a MacBook could be u
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Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert reunited in the woods to ponder Trump’s candidacy The Republican National Convention is officially upon us, and two satirists have reunited to try to make some sense of the madness. Last night, Stephen Colbert mulled over how the country got to this historic place. “How did Donald Trump get the nomination?” he asked. “I know I can’t explain it.” So the host journeyed out to the woods to find none other than Jon Stewart, who t
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Newegg Coupon Code – $25 off Orders Over $20 w/ PayPal Checkout Newegg Coupon Code – $25 off Orders Over $20 w/ PayPal Checkout
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Amazon launches Singles Classics to resell timeless essays from top writers and magazinesAmazon this morning is introducing a new way to read short-form content on Kindle devices and in the Kindle app with the launch of “Singles Classics.” The service will bring articles, stories and essays from well-known authors and top periodicals – many available in digital format for the first time. The articles will be priced at 99 cents each, with writers and… Read More
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Software adds new level of control to industrial knitting machines Software developed by Disney Research enables users to readily program industrial knitting machines, giving them the same flexibility to control the complex machine’s output that already is commonplace for computer-controlled machine tools and for 3-D printers.
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This school bus can take you on a field trip to Mars – sort of Since the moment we set foot on the moon, Mars has become an obsession for millions of dreamers. While you might have to wait another 20 years or so to venture on a journey to the Red Planet, in the meantime there might be another alternative that will quench your interplanetary curiosity. For its Generation Beyond initiative, aerospace technology developer Lockheed Martin has created a mind-bogg
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FBI accused of deliberately using ancient technology to obstruct information act requests A Government Accountability Office report released back in May revealed that several US agencies, including the Pentagon, still used ancient “legacy” IT systems. But according to a new lawsuit, the FBI deliberately employs these decades-old computers to hinder public requests made under the US Freedom of Information Act (Foia). …
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A heap of hate: People spit, throw garbage onto spot where Nice attacker was shot (VIDEOS, PHOTOS) People in Nice have been giving vent to their anger over the deadly truck attack, which saw 84 killed, by piling up a heap of stones and rubbish at the place where the massacre ended on the Promenade des Anglais. Read Full Article at RT.com
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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. Read more…
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This could be the most important climate action in 2016 Related: Antarctic ozone layer shows “first fingerprints of healing” Via The Washington Post Images via Schezar on Flickr and Coryn Wolk on Flickr
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Mercedes-Benz’s semi-autonomous bus just passed its first major test Some people have theorized that self-driving cars and ride-hailing apps will lead to the end of public transport, but really, you still can’t beat the efficiency of cramming a load of people into a single bus. Combine that with autonomous driving tech and you might have a whole new sort of public transport. At least, that’s what Mercedes-Benz thinks, and its semi-autonomous Future Bus program has
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Rally crowdfunding mobility platform expands sports reach You’re a diehard New York Yankees’ fan stuck deep in Connecticut without access to a car or reliable public transportation, but the launch of startup Rally means you no longer have to give up hope of making the trip to Fenway Park for the Yankees-Boston Red Sox series August 9. Numaan Akram, CEO of Rally, invited me to a screen-sharing session Monday to demonstrate how quick and… Read More
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No Walls Were Harmed in the Making of These Lightsaber Hanging Hooks They’ll make your home’s front entryway look like the aftermath of a ferocious lightsaber battle, but these clever wall hooks that ThinkGeek created are just an illusion—no drywall was harmed in their making. Installation is as easy as screwing a baseplate onto a wall so that it’s secure, camouflaging it behind a removable sticker that makes the wall look scorched, and then attaching the lightsab
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Resilient City: The Hills on Governors Island and Designing for Climate Change This article was cowritten with Joanna Kloppenburg. The project for a public park on Governors Island in New York City began in 2006 with an international call for proposals, the commission ultimately being awarded to landscape architecture firm West 8. Recognized for large-scale urban planning and landscape projects responsive to global warming, urbanization and infrastructure, West 8 is a Dutch
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Very successfail: The iPhone SE good news is bad Get your best René Belloq impression ready because we’re about to find once again that there is nothing Apple can have that pundits cannot take away. Writing for the Forbes contributor network and mobility scooter impound lot, Ewan Spence explains “Why The iPhone SE Is Apple’s Weakest Link.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Alex Fleming .) Sure, makes sense. Hey, the Macalope’s heard people explain why the
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Talkin’ Trump on the Radio I’ll be interviewed on Ernest Hancock’s radio show this morning from about 11 to 12 eastern time. We’ll be talking about my recent Reason feature about the Trump movement and whatever else the host wants to ask about. (I suspect the Republican convention will come up.) To tune in, go here .
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My Warm Welcome from the GOP Convention Cops My first day at the GOP convention in Cleveland involved being detained for two hours by Secret Service and issued a misdemeanor citation for trespassing. Not an auspicious start! Perhaps most disappointingly, not something that necessarily makes a good story, either. The Cleveland police and Secret Service agents we dealt with were mostly very nice. They gave us bottles of water and decided not
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brandon haw plans miami beach parking garage topped with private residences ‘400 collins’ is a mixed-use development, which, upon completion, will be the city’s only luxury multi-residence car park. The post brandon haw plans miami beach parking garage topped with private residences appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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Renovated Siemens Headquarters in Munich now consumes 90% less energy and 75% less water Siemens’ headquarters in Munich received a sustainable upgrade and a DGNB Platinum and LEED Platinum certification for its energy efficiency and green features. The company commissioned Henning Larsen Architects to re-structure the courtyard building at Wittelsbacherplatz in Munich, Germany, through a comprehensive sustainable strategy reliant on Siemens’ eco-friendly technology, including solar p
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Glowing kites to light up dyke The Afsluitdijk (literally “enclosing dyke”) is a 32-km (20-mi) long dyke and roadway that protects the Netherlands from flooding and connects the Dutch villages of Den Oever and Zurich. Having been completed in 1932, it is now in need of renovation and as part of the project, a series of art installations by Daan Roosegaarde will be put in place. The first will bring a high-flying glow
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Bloomberg Beta raises a second $75 million fund When the partners at Bloomberg Beta — a $75 million seed investment fund — sit down to review how they’re doing, they say they don’t first look at the valuation of their portfolio. Instead, they first take a look at how the founders in the fund are grading them as investors and partners. While paper valuations are always important for any firm, a key metric Bloomberg… Read More
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New detector overcomes key challenge in using light for wireless communications Today’s high-speed wired communication networks use lasers to carry information through optical fibers, but wireless networks are currently based on radio frequencies or microwaves. In an advance that could one day make light-based wireless communications ubiquitous, researchers from Facebook Inc.’s Connectivity Lab have demonstrated a conceptually new approach for detecting optical communication
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Do more now to deliver on climate promises, world leaders told The Elders, a group of prominent dignitaries, have issued a statement calling on governments to stop backtracking on the Paris summit’s commitments
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Modular acoustic filters simplify design of mufflers, musical instruments, audio tagsDesigning acoustic filters that can block out a certain sound or produce a certain pitch can be hit or miss, but researchers have discovered a way to predict acoustic qualities 70,000 times faster than current algorithms, paving the way for new, computationally driven designs. read more
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The Immune Infliction of Heroin Addiction From Our Blogs: Under The Microscope Researchers have revealed why users are so much more prone to disease Heroin addiction leaves a person vulnerable to infections and chronic disease. Researchers have learned the reason lies in a drastic shift in immunity.
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Oceanographers Grow, Sequence Genome of Ocean Microbe Important to Climate Change A University of Washington team has shed new light on a common but poorly understood bacteria known to live in low-oxygen areas in the ocean. By culturing and sequencing the microbe’s entire genome, the oceanographers found that it significantly contributes to the removal of life-supporting nitrogen from the water in new and surprising ways.
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Turkey coup: Purge widens to education sector A purge of top officials following a failed coup in Turkey broadens even further with the suspension of 15,200 education staff.
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Greenland Just Lost a Trillion Tons of Ice and Nobody Noticed The ESA’s Cryo-Sat satellite, hovering over our rapidly disappearing ice sheets. Image: ESA Between 2011 and 2014, while humans were discovering dubstep and the wonder of selfies, Greenland was melting fast . It lost a trillion tons of ice in just three years, and the world neither noticed nor gave a damn. That’s according to a new, open-access study published in Geophysical Research Letters , wh
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A swarm of earthquakes rattles central California A series of small earthquakes rattled central California, beginning Sunday evening and continuing into Monday, but the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) says there is no cause for alarm. The phenomenon, called an earthquake swarm, is actually fairly common in regions with a high level of geological activity (such as California). Despite the number of quakes—18 or more within a day’s time—the strongest
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Scientists predict academic acheivement from DNA alone Scientists have used a new genetic scoring technique to predict academic achievement from DNA alone. This is the strongest prediction from DNA of a behavioral measure to date.
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Modular prefab home makes room for multigenerational family Chilean home big enough for the entire family without sacrificing privacy We’ve written before about the appeal of modular abodes for multi-generational households , and this modernist home in Algarrobo, Chile, is a particularly artful example. Designed by architects Thomas Garcia de la Huerta and Xaviera Gleixner , the 1,722-square-foot home was designed to accommodate three generations of famil
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Chimpanzees who travel are more frequent tool users Travel fosters tool use in wild chimpanzees and it may also have been a driving force in early technological evolution by humans.
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How to increase the fat burned during exercise When we exercise, our body’s oxidation of fat and carbohydrates depends on the intensity and duration of the activity. A new study analyses the effect of consuming an alkaloid, p-synephrine, on the burning of lipids and refutes the value of “miracle” diets: it is not possible to lose more than a kilogram of fat per month.
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Fuzzy iPhone Cover By Hard Graft A protective iPhone cover with a soft and fuzzy suede-like material, a pliable construction that snaps securely to your iPhone. This case is specifically designed for the iPhone 6/6S as well as the iPhone 6 Plus/6S Plus. The coolest feature of this case is that it will quickly snap on to your iPhone and stay in place. It is fully lined with soft microfiber and won’t let you compromise with your i
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Justice Department Tweet Calls CNN ‘Biggest Troll of Them All’ [Updated] Image: Getty Last night, Melania Trump, wife of The Donald, delivered a speech during the first night of the Republican National Convention. But soon after, some people began questioning whether Melania or her speechwriters had in fact copied part of Michelle Obama’s 2008 Democratic National Convention speech. CNN reported on the controversy this morning, and the Justice Department had some thoug
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This is Mercedes-Benz’s vision for the future of the city bus – Roadshow The Mercedes-Benz Future Bus is a look at the next generation of public transportation, complete with autonomous features.
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Japan’s New Godzilla Movie Has Another Solemn, Stunning Trailer Shin Godzilla is just about to premiere in Japan, and so it’s time for a new trailer . Just like the first , it’s solemn, but jam-packed with a) concerned Japanese people, and b) the King of Kaiju shrugging off some pretty hefty resistance like it’s no big deal. Read more…
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2016 Rolls-Royce Wraith Review – Leave the chauffeur at home The 2016 Rolls-Royce Wraith is something of an outlier for the British luxury brand – it’s the Rolls you drive yourself, rather than enjoy from the more traditional perspective of the rear seat. Past that, however, it’s also a car that intends to make your time behind the wheel a bit more engaging than what your chauffeur would experience piloting … Continue reading
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Man Quits His Job To Play Pokémon Go Full-Time New Zealand’s Tom Currie has become such a fan of Pokémon Go that he quit his bartending job to be a full-time Pokémon Trainer. He’s not sponsored, so he’s doing all of this out of his own pocket, but you never know. Maybe we’ll see pro trainers if the craze keeps up. For now, he’s caught (as of last count) 91 out of 151 possible Pokémon and he’s traveling and making lots of new friends. Check ou
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Cooler Master gaming keyboard offers a new spin on mechanical switches Cooler Master has unleashed a new ‘mem-chanical’ gaming keyboard along with a partner mouse, and some headphones for good measure. So, doubtless your first question is: What’s a ‘mem-chanical’ keyboard? It’s like a mechanical keyboard , but it’s not. Clear enough? In actual fact, the Cooler Master MasterKeys Lite sports keys which aren’t mechanical, but have been designed to mimic the feel of a m
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Patients with OCD are 10 times more likely to commit suicide Patients with OCD are 10 times more likely to commit suicide, contrary to what was previously thought.A new study shows that the main predictor of suicide in OCD patients is a previous suicide attempt, which offers opportunities for prevention.
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Milk works best to extinguish the heat from chile peppers The next time you bite off more than you can handle in regard to a hot chile pepper, your best bet is to drink some milk, according to new research.
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Charge All of the Things With a Variety of USB Power Deals You can never have enough places to plug in your phone, and several discounted cables and charging hubs are on sale today. Read more…
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This Water Resistant Bluetooth Speaker Can Also Recharge Your Phone Mpow’s FreeBang Bluetooth speaker features dual 5W drivers, IPX7 water resistance, and most impressively, a 4400mAh battery that can charge your phone in a pinch. It’s a little bigger and a little more expensive than most speaker deals we post, but it looks perfect for a trip to the beach. Read more…
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Add Bluetooth To Your Other Gadgets For Just $17 We see plenty of deals on Bluetooth transmitters and receivers, but this $17 gadget includes both . That means you can use it to add Bluetooth receiving capabilities to your favorite old speakers and headphones, or flip a switch and add Bluetooth streaming to an old MP3 player. Read more…
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Withings Thermo passes FDA approval, is available now Earlier this year at CES 2016, Withings announced the Thermo , a wireless infrared thermometer that uses infrared sensors to take your temperature when placed up against your temple . The biggest question at the time of the announcement, however, was if Withings would be able to secure FDA approval and ensure that consumers would be able to rely on the Thermo for accurate temperature readings. Wi
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Obi is a robot that helps disabled diners feed themselves Technologies don’t come more potentially transformative than Obi , a robotic arm that allows people with physical disabilities to feed themselves, restoring in the process a sense of dignity that might otherwise risk being lost. Obi resembles a stylish kitchen appliance, and boasts a simple two-button interface — with one button selecting which food to pick up, and the other controlling a spoon t
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Bird-like drone recovered in Somalia is the real ‘Black Hawk Down’ An unusual bird-like drone was found last week in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. The origins of the crudely designed UAV are unknown, but early reports suggest it may belong to Somali intelligence agency NISA. The black-colored bird drone was found by residents and posted on social media where the photo was shared all around the world. With its broad, sweeping wings and long tail feathers, th
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Government requests for Google data reached new highs in 2015 Governments around the world sent Google 40,677 requests for user data in the second half of 2015, the highest figure the search company has ever posted in its Transparency Report . That’s also a significant jump from the 35,365 requests Google saw during the first half of last year (January through June). Similarly, user accounts the company was asked to provide data on reached a record high, 81
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Clouds Reveal Features on the Surface of Venus Reprojection of Maat Mons. (Image: NASA/Magellan) Venus’s unusually thick atmosphere is typically regarded as a barrier that prevents us from gazing upon its tortured surface. By studying subtle shifts in weather patterns, however, scientists have learned that these clouds also offer important clues as to what lies beneath. New research published in the Journal of Geophysical Research shows there
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UK will not trigger Article 50 this year, court informed Britain will not begin its formal divorce from the European Union by invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty this year, a government lawyer told the High Court on Tuesday.
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Using compliance as a tool for change One of my guiding principles is that compliance does not equal security . Compliance isn’t a true representation of how well companies use security to protect themselves. It can be little more than checking all the boxes and telling the auditors what they want to hear. After all, many compromised banks were PCI-compliant, and several breached healthcare organizations were compliant with HIPAA. Tr
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Beware of antioxidant supplements, warns scientific review The lay press and thousands of nutritional products warn of oxygen radicals or oxidative stress and suggest taking so-called antioxidants to prevent or cure disease. Researchers have analyzed the evidence behind this. The result is a clear warning: do not take these supplements unless a clear deficiency is diagnosed by a healthcare professional.
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Travelers import superbugs Many tourists returning from India were found colonized with multidrug-resistant ‘superbugs’. Microbiologists also isolated a strain possessing a gene which can make these life-threatening bacteria resistant to the last active antibiotic option.
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Is schizophrenia a disorder of the immune system? Using data from the largest ever genetic study of schizophrenia, researchers have shed light on the role of the immune system.
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It’s Time for Scientists to Stop Explaining So Much Research shows that more facts don’t necessarily lead to changed minds, but my colleagues have a hard time accepting it — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Enterprising girl uses Brexit to launch her own wildly successful business LONDON — Like it or loathe it, Brexit is happening. At some undetermined time in the next couple of years, the UK will exit the European Union and nobody really knows exactly what will happen next. SEE ALSO: 67 ways your life may change if the UK ‘Brexits’ Some people, though, have decided to make the most of the situation. You can’t fault her business model. Image: reddit/ rhys91 That image was
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Apple might announce 3 different iPhone 7 models this year Well, well, well, what do we have here? New images leaked by the Apple sleuths at Nowherelse.fr (via China’s Weibo as always) suggest Apple could release not two, but three iPhone 7 models this fall. SEE ALSO: Video shows possible new iPhone 7 without headphone jack Up until now, all leaks and reports have suggested Apple sticking to two new iPhone 7 models: a 4.7- and 5.5-inch Plus model. If the
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Foster Pureease™ Technology Improves Process Consistency For Urethane ExtrusionsFoster Corporation, a leader in custom polymers for medical devices, now offers thermoplastic urethanes (TPU) with PureEase™ technology for improved extrusion processing control. This…
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Physicists Get First Glimpse of Inner Workings of Atomically Thin Semiconductor Devices A team of physicists keen to enhance the tech gadgetry of the next generation have succeeded in getting the very first glimpse of what happens inside an atomically thin semiconductor device. The…
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Find Purposeful Work With The Joy-Money-Flow Model “Follow your passion” isn’t always the best advice, and that’s partly because it’s so limiting . Instead of looking for a single path to success, Chris Guillebeau recommends looking for work that overlaps in three areas: joy, money, and flow. http://lifehacker.com/why-follow-you… When you “follow your passion” that generally means you plan to work toward one specific thing. Maybe you want to be a
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Every McDonald’s in Japan will become a Pokestop or gym Japanese McDonald’s are already pretty popular destinations for hungry locals. But they’re about to get a thousand times busier thanks to crazed Pokemon Go players. According to a “well-placed source,” every McDonald’s location […]
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BigDelta machine 3D-prints durable, affordable houses from dirt Think you’ve seen it all with 3D-printing? Think again. Italian company WASP (World’s Advanced Saving Project) is working on durable, affordable 3D-printed homes made from dirt and mud.
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Same genes could make us prone to both happiness and depression Researchers suggest that while no gene ’causes’ mental ill health, some genes can make people more sensitive to the effects of their environment — for better and for worse — leading to both mental ill health and enhanced mental resilience.
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Five products that have already been designed for Pokémon GO Just two weeks after the release of mobile game Pokémon GO , designers have created an array of products aimed at making it easier for players to “catch ’em all”. (more…)
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Relatable, overheated lizard channels all of us this summer Apparently lizards are more relatable than we thought. One was so hot in the desert sun that he put all of his tiny lizard energy into scurrying like someone hit the fast-forward button across the sand. You won’t believe how much you identify with this sweaty lizard when he finally makes it to the shade. Watch a brave woman put on 100 layers of foundation for some reason Stephen Colbert turns to
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Queen says Trump’s use of ‘We Are the Champions’ was ‘against our wishes’ Donald Trump to Queen: You’re my best friend. Queen to Donald Trump: We want to break free. On the first night of the Republican National Convention on Monday evening, Donald Trump entered the arena in Cleveland backed by the music of Queen’s iconic tune “We Are the Champions.” Twitter was quick to note that late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury would likely be against everything Trump st
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Physicists Surprised To Discover Knots That Can Escape Complex Tangles If scientists can tease out the knots’ secrets, the research could help lead to treatments for heart attacks.
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10 Essential Apple Music Tips You Really Need to Know Since its launch in 2015, Apple Music has come a long way, baby. The streaming music platform has a diverse catalog of songs, often gets exclusives from artists such as Drake or Chance the Rapper, and has its own popular Beats 1 radio station. Whether you are just getting started with Apple Music or have been a loyal listener since day one, there is a lot of stuff that isn’t apparent at first gla
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Toilet Paper Machine 2.0 YouTuber Useless Duck Company could give Simone Giertz a run for the crown of useless robot monarch. A couple of years ago he made an automatic toilet paper dispenser . He recently came up with a new and improved version. It’s guaranteed to make you crap your pants. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Cats in Famous Movie Scenes Ethan Joins a ’90s Boy Band The Lost Steve Jobs Movie Mad M
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About Michelle Obama/Melania Trump’s ‘Values’: Their Husbands Don’t Really Live By ThemThere’s an important point missed in all the pearl-clutching by partisans on both sides about the allegations that a portion of Melania Trump’s speech was plagiarized from a speech by Michelle Obama. The Trump campaign has denied the speech was plagiarized. They might as well have asked what difference, at this point, does it make. The portion of the speech was about the “values” Obama
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Short-wavelength spin waves generated directly for the first time With the rapid advance of miniaturization, data processing using electric currents faces tough challenges, some of which are insurmountable. Magnetic spin waves are a promising alternative for …
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Doppler Labs raises $24 million led by The Chernin Group for wireless listening systemDoppler Labs continues to drive interest from investors for its wireless listening system. The company announced that it has closed an additional investment of $24 million, as an “opportunistic” follow-on round to its Series B. Led by The Chernin Group, the new capital will support Doppler Labs’ efforts as it prepares for the holiday season and sales of its Here One wireless listening system. Fou
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Free Up a Pocket With This $7 iPhone Wallet Case Own an iPhone 6/6s and want to stop carrying around a wallet? These $7 leather cases can protect your phone and hold your cards. Three different colors available. Read more…
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Insect vision could help this drone conduct searches following a natural disaster Due to their small sizes and the ready-made blueprints of their anatomies, insects often inspire the design of drones and robots. The JumpRoach mimics insect mechanics to leap over five feet into the air. Velociroaches work in tandem , like ants, to climb small obstacles. Harvard’s tiny RoboBee is even capable of perching, an essential, energy-saving trait found in most flying animals. Now, a phy
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SUV love killed America’s most ambitious efforts to boost fuel economy It’s still not clear who killed the electric car , but it’s apparent who did in the efficient one: We did. In 2012, the Obama administration unveiled new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards that required carmakers to achieve a fleet average of 54.5 mpg by 2025 . The target, which is actually closer to 40 mpg in terms of the figures consumers see on window stickers, was the most ambiti
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Hodinkee x Montblanc M Rollerball Pen It’s not really timepiece related, but it’s gorgeous nonetheless. The Hodinkee x Montblanc M Rollerball Pen is a three-way collaboration between the online watch magazine, the luxury pen brand, and prolific Australian designer Marc Newson whose work, whether you realize or not, you’re already familiar with. Its polished black resin case is shaped to form using a diamond tool for absolute precisio
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A project of peace, painted across 50 buildings | eL Seed eL Seed fuses Arabic calligraphy with graffiti to paint colorful, swirling messages of hope and peace on buildings from Tunisia to Paris. The artist and TED Fellow shares the story of his most ambitious project yet: a mural painted across 50 buildings in Manshiyat Naser, a district of Cairo, Egypt, that can only be fully seen from a nearby mountain.
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Insta360 Nano Insta360 Nano is a new camera that lets you record 360? videos using your iPhone 6/6S including Plus models, it does so using the lightning connector along with state of the art hardware and software. On the hardware side you get two 210? cameras inside that capture the wide angle images providing 3K footage (30 frames per second) when combined with its proprietary software. These images are then
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SmartCharge™ LED Light Bulb SmartCharge is an energy-efficient LED light bulb that can provide you with 4-hours of lighting during a power outage. With its built-in rechargeable batter, the light bulb charges during normal use. SmartCharge light bulb will work with any standard light fixture. Buy it here The post SmartCharge™ LED Light Bulb appeared first on HolyCool.net .
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Fossils, islands and forests added to UNESCO World Heritage List Designation of several new sites around the world as having outstanding natural value to humanity could aid conservation and bring in money from tourists
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Future Diagnostics to Combat the Crisis of Antibiotic Resistance | Dr. Weian Zhao | TEDxUCIrvine Exponential rates of technological advancements has resulted in unprecedented access to knowledge, specifically knowledge about how our own body functions. In an exciting and insightful talk. This plethora of knowledge is met with growing devices and means to understand how our body works, and perhaps more importantly what happens when certain parts of our body are not working as they should. Dr.
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Percussions — the universe of unlimited sounds | Perpetuum Ritmico | TEDxRiga Perpetuum Ritmico is a percussion ensemble that is characterised by enthusiasm, professionalism and flight of the thought. Their performances combine various musical and cultural trends, using an exceptionally broad range of percussion instruments. From folk to avant-garde, from classical music to popular culture styles – something to captivate any open-minded world music listener. The four conce
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Why you should adopt a refugee | Kiza Magendane | TEDxDelft Refugees have a hard time when they arrive at a new place. Stating that, “Home is relative, love is universal,” Kiza Magendane suggests a new way to help refugees feel at home: by adopting a refugee. Not necessarily in the literal sense, but by helping them through offering support and encouragement the foundations of a new home can already be built. Eight years ago, Kiza arrived in the Netherlan
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Building a robot army | Richard Little | TEDxAuckland Why not gardner the best of robots and humans to make rehabilitation the best it can be. We need more robots helping humans out recover from very human things. Richard builds them. Richard is a multi-award winning inventor and engineer with over 30 patents to his name, in the past Richard has held a range of Directorships, C level and other senior positions in a range of engineering, military and
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Anthropogenic Drought and Environmental Change | Amir AghaKouchak | TEDxUCIrvineHow does the excess use of water to sustain global human activities affect the environment in the long term? In his talk, Amir discusses his observations of environmental change and explores the shocking causes and effects of the anthropogenic drought. Amir AghaKouchak is an Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Irvine. His research crosses th
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SpaceX Will Attempt to Land Three Rockets at Once Having successfully launched and landed a few single rockets, SpaceX is now planning a simultaneous triple rocket landing. This is going to look cool. Read more…
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Star Wars Battle Drones You no doubt spent hours of your youth playing with Star Wars figurines and playsets, but those you had to move by hand. With these new Star Wars Battle Drones,… Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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9 Lamps Under $150 With options starting as low as $25 Lighting is the fastest way to change a room’s mood. Having options beyond overheads—and the earth’s rotation—is essential for transforming a space from productive to cozy, or quieting playtime in favor of movie time. Lamps do double duty as decorative accents, too, and are an easy way to bring your 2016 tastes into a room of furniture you picked in 2006. (You
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New Research Explores Strategies to Optimize Nanoparticles for Delivery of TherapeuticsResearchers have been studying nanoparticles as drug delivery systems for treatment of different diseases. Now, new research explores the physical properties of nanoparticles, especially their…
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Weird quantum effects stretch across hundreds of miles In the world of quantum, infinitesimally small particles, weird and often logic-defying behaviors abound. Perhaps the strangest of these is the idea of superposition, in which objects can exist simultaneously in two or more seemingly counterintuitive states. For example, according to the laws of quantum mechanics, electrons may spin both clockwise and counter-clockwise, or be both at rest and exc
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Election Update: Clinton’s Lead Is As Safe As Kerry’s Was In 2004 There has been a lot of polling over the past few days in advance of the Republican National Convention, which got underway Monday in Cleveland. But it mostly confirmed the conclusion our election forecast models had arrived at late last week : Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 3 or 4 percentage points. That’s down from a lead of 6 or 7 percentage points a few weeks ago. As a result, Trump’s
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What Science Says To Do If Your Loved One Has An Opioid Addiction Illustration by Angie Wang W hen a family member, spouse or other loved one develops an opioid addiction — whether to pain relievers like Vicodin or to heroin — few people know what to do. Faced with someone who appears to be driving heedlessly into the abyss, families often fight, freeze or flee, unable to figure out how to help. Families are sometimes overwhelmed with conflicting advice about w
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Bentley takes “Gone Fishin” to a whole new level Mulliner creates the ultimate fly fishing accessory. Photo: Bentley Not content with having the world’s most luxurious off-roader, Bentley’s Mulliner division has created the ultimate accessory for anglers, the Bentayga Fly Fishing. The hand-crafted SUV outfits the rear of the car with everything you could possibly need for a day in the water with leather-wrapped rod storage and landing nets with
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Microsoft promises same-day Windows 10 upgrade or a free Dell laptop Time is running out for you to get your hands on Windows 10 for free, and Microsoft is throwing a Hail Mary to get you to upgrade. They’re giving away free laptops. Yes, […]
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Minimalist Swimming Microrobots When scaling down robots to the micrometer scale for tiny tasks such as incising tissue and puncturing retinal veins, minimalism is key. To make smaller, simpler microrobots, researchers at Drexel University have developed a fabrication method which utilizes the minimum geometric requirements for fluid motion — consisting of just two conjoined microparticles coated with bits of magnetic debris.
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Dang, Look at This Huge Whale Shark To be fair, whale sharks don’t come in any size other than “huge.” That’s kind of their thing, being that they’re the largest fish species on Earth. How huge are they? How does approximately 40-feet long and 45,000 pounds strike you? Lucky for shark biologist Ocean Ramsay who’s swimming alongside this one, whale sharks are filter feeders. Rather than gnash into prey like their relatives, they act
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These self-driving pods might be the future of public transportation Uber arch-rival Careem , which operates in Pakistan and across the Middle East and North Africa, has inked a deal to use self-driving electric pods, reports Gulf Business . The pods, made by Italy-based Next Future Transportation, are modular, allowing them to drive individually or by clamping to other units to form a bus. One pod, 8.8 feet (2.7 m) in length, can hold up to 10 people. The deal, d
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Apple tests Google graphics format to speed up websites – CNET Beta versions of the Safari browser support Google’s WebP. It’s an alternative to more standard image files like JPEG and GIF that could make web pages easier to download.
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Exclusive: Here are the first 150 cars announced for Forza Horizon 3 – Roadshow The open-world driving game will be set in Australia, so naturally, it features plenty of local down-under favorites.
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Building on fire in Ankara, blaze under control – Turkish official after reports of blast A huge fire erupted in a residential building in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Tuesday, an official said as cited by Reuters. Earlier Sky News Arabia reported that a huge blast had hit the city. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Blair in the dock: Bereaved military families crowdfund nearly £50k to sue former PM over Iraq Donations are pouring in to a crowdfunding page launched to help families of soldiers killed in Iraq take legal action against former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Colorado Micro Cabins: from Concept to Construction These mod micro cabins are almost too cool for camping. The post Colorado Micro Cabins: from Concept to Construction appeared first on The Manual .
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Emulating Nixon, Trump Sounds Softer on Drugs Than Dukakis Although Donald Trump is consciously modeling himself after Richard Nixon, this year’s GOP platform underplays a prominent aspect of Tricky Dick’s law-and-order appeal: his condemnation of the drug culture and the entrepreneurs who facilitate it. The 2016 platform devotes about 250 words to “Combatting Drug Abuse,” which is five times as many as the 2012 platform but less than half as m
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Airy Home in Taiwan is Split into Multiple Levels to Maximize Light Lovely and peaceful The interiors of this lovely family home in Pingtung, Taiwan is the latest project from local firm HAO Design Studio , whose specialty appears to be creating warm , modern spaces in compact city residences. This time, HAO has divided up a two-story home into two-and-a-half levels, not only maximizing both private and communal space, but also the flow of light and air throughou
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It’s Not Philips Hue, But This $8 Light Bulb Can Still Change Colors Don’t have the cash for a Philips Hue system? This $8 light bulb includes a remote, and can glow in multiple hues and brightness levels, or even strobe, if you feel like having a seizure. Obviously, you can’t control it with your phone, or connect it to the internet, but that might not matter to you at this price. Read more…
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This Unique Measuring Cup Doubles as a Kitchen Scale This unique measuring cup doubles as a kitchen scale, so you can work seamlessly with both volume and weight-based recipes. My mom had this when I went home for the holidays , and she said it worked great. Read more…
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Add Some Color To Your Kitchen With This $15 Knife Set While they might not conform to the classic look of our favorite chef’s knives , this Cuisinart Advantage knife set is anything but dull (get it?). You can own the whole collection today for just $15 (with code ADV2X6), matching an all-time low price. Read more…
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BONX launches its modern take on the walkie talkie in the US Meet the walkie talkie of the 21st century. Photo: BONX The idea behind BONX is simple, a rugged walkie talkie in the form of a bluetooth headset. Once you wear the device, BONX’s app starts a group conversation with your selected group and when you need to speak, all you do is talk and BONX activates and transmits to your fellow users. Perfect for any group sport, the device only transmits when
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Sharp’s massive 4K HDR Aquos N8000 TV can display a billion colors After announcing its 2016 lineup of 4K, HDR-enabled TVs at CES earlier this year , Sharp has been releasing various series slowly but surely, with the N7000 series being released in May . If you’ve been holding out for an even bigger screen than the 65-inch model offered in that series, the wait is over. Related: Here’s Sharp’s complete lineup of 25 TVs for 2016, all the way up to a 75-inch model
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‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’ hits PS4 this October, complete with bonus chapter Lara Croft’s adventures were closely associated with the PlayStation family of systems throughout the ’90s and 2000s, but last year’s Rise of the Tomb Raider broke the trend, releasing on Xbox One and Xbox 360 before making its way to PC. If you’ve been waiting to play the globe-trotting tale on the PlayStation 4, the wait is nearly over: Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration hits the syst
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Duolingo’s new flashcard app makes learning any subject fun — even math It can be difficult to learn new things, whether it be a new language, math, or how to use a certain new technology. Of course, there are many great resource apps to help in the learning process, including the game-like Duolingo language-learning app. Duolingo has been around for several years, and it’s one of the most downloaded educational apps out there. It’s one of the few free language learn
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Pokémon Go is (reportedly) coming home to Japan tomorrow Nintendo may be a Japanese company, and the Pokémon franchise may have been born in that eastern nation, but the latest pocket monster phenomenon isn’t available there yet. That’s about to change: By all reports, Pokémon Go will finally be available in Japan on July 20, less than 24 hours from now. Pokémon Go’s augmented-reality gameplay has taken the world by storm, garnering millions of players
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We’ll drink to that: Ford and Jose Cuervo want to turn agave plants into car parts The agave plant is crucial for making tequila, but could it also be used to make car parts? Ford and tequila producer Jose Cuervo think so. The two companies are experimenting with ways to turn agave byproducts into bioplastics that could be a more sustainable alternative to conventional plastics. Ford believes the bioplastic could reduce vehicle weight, helping to improve fuel economy. Since con
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Editor’s Picks #450 Patrik Schumacher penned an op-ed , wherein he makes the case for seeing Brexit as a chance to roll back the interventionist state and unleash entrepreneurial creativity. Orhan Ayyüce summed up ” Filed under, a case for neo/post deregulation and probable reregulation. ” For his part architect Chris Williamson responded with his own op-ed , wherein he argues British architects/designers
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Zaha Hadid Architects is “yet to evolve” says Patrik Schumacher Movie: in this exclusive video interview, Zaha Hadid Architects director Patrik Schumacher explains how he hopes to take the practice forward after the unexpected death of Zaha Hadid earlier this year. (more…)
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Review: Are the Bragi Dash truly wireless earphones the perfect companion for the iPhone 7?With it now looking all but certain that there will be no headphone socket in this year’s iPhone , demand for wireless headphones is likely to reach a new high. And when it comes to choosing a pair, Bragi’s Dash – marketed as ‘truly wireless smart earphones’ – seem on the face of it to be a very Apple-esque solution. You can’t get much more minimalist than these. You have an earphone for each ear
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Scientists Found Even More of These Crazy-Looking Peacock Spiders Most people wouldn’t describe spiders as “beautiful.” But have you ever seen a peacock spider? Scientists just found seven new species of these exotic, multi-colored arachnids. Read more…
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Electron ‘spin control’ of levitated nanodiamonds could bring advances in sensors, quantum information processing Researchers have demonstrated how to control the “electron spin” of a nanodiamond while it is levitated with lasers in a vacuum, an advance that could find applications in quantum information processing, sensors and studies into the fundamental physics of quantum mechanics.
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Huawei bets tomorrow’s smart cities are today’s safe cities The planning of smart cities often looks a lot like the futuristic cities envisioned by Gene Roddenberry in his epic Star Trek universe. Clean, gorgeous walkways wind through lush greenery. Well-designed buildings decorate the landscape as traffic rolls by at a steady pace. Getting to these near-Utopian visions of the cities of the future requires a lot of work on the part of city management, bui
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Tuesday Link Roundup Every Tuesday we bring you a collection of some of our favorite things we’ve recently found around the web. From stories to photography, we include a little of everything.
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Policy makers and ecologists must develop a more constructive dialogue to save the planetAn international consensus demands human impacts on the environment ‘sustain’, ‘maintain’, ‘conserve’, ‘protect’, ‘safeguard’, and ‘secure’ it. But, policy makers have little idea what these terms mean or how to connect them to a wealth of ecological data and ideas.
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What If There Was One Solution? | Kain Pierce | TEDxRadnorHighSchool Kain explores an unlikely but fascinating idea to solving a large source of world conflict. Kain Pierce is a senior at Radnor High School. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx From: TEDx Talks
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Redefining Mental Illness | Anne Randall | TEDxRadnorHighSchool Anne shares her personal story, and describing what it is like to live with a mental illness. Anne Randall is a sophomore at Radnor High School. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx From: TEDx Talks
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Synesthesia | Cana McKenna | TEDxRadnorHighSchool Cana will be introducing us to a world where colors are heard, where numbers can be felt, and where senses blend. Cana McKenna is a sophomore here at Radnor High School. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx From: TEDx Talks
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Transforming Today with Cognitive Computing | Neil Sahota | TEDxUCIrvine Fifty years ago, people could only imagine the possibility of talking to their computers. Fast forward to today, and we have now gone from imagination to the technology of cognitive computing now existing. In his talk, Neil discusses the power of cognitive computing and how creating computers that can mimic human thinking will ultimately change our world. Neil Sahota is an IBM Master Inventor and
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Technology convergence = innovation | Kobi Richter | TEDxRuppin Dr. Ricther presents examples of technological convergence that leads to innovation and explains why a multi disciplinary system is key to an entrepreneurial society. Board member and founder of Medinol, Dr. Richter is a renown Israeli businessman. Dr. Richter, who served in the Israeli military as a fighter pilot, directed the research and development department of the IAF and worked as a neuros
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Predictable Movements: A Study of Philosophy and Science. | Ritvik Prabhu | TEDxRadnorHighSchool Ritvik explores the relationship between philosophy and science through history and his own findings, and the possibility of a world where we know everything. Ritvik Prabhu is a junior at Radnor High School. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx From: TEDx Talks
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Is our DNA permanently fixed? | Moshe Israeli | TEDxRuppin Dr. Moshe Israeli presented on the TEDxRuppin stage his most surprsing findings, from our own DNA. Genetically speaking we are all different (except identical twins), and our immune system rejects any external tissue or organ. How does our immune system identify a transplatned organ that isnt ours? The Tissue Typing Laboratory, directed by Dr. Moshe Israeli is a ground breaking center in tranplan
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Kami Wooden Mug Each of these stunning wood mugs is handmade by Japanese craftsman Takahashi Kougei. The master woodworker turns castor aralia wood down to a thickness of just 2mm. Holds 9oz, and coated in food-grade urethane. Needless to say, it’s hand-wash only. Link Price: $67 More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Vansh Poseidon Pewter Flask Artisan Dice justAjar Letterpress Posters The Golden Apple Printed
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CATALYST® Waterproof Case for Apple Watch Fancy taking your Apple Watch for a dive? This fantastic case by Catalyst allows you to do just that. Each case has been tested at 5ATM (165 ft/ 50m) and provides you with military grade impact protection. And there’s no reason to worry about the Apple Watch function, the case allows for full functionality including the heart rate sensor, microphone, speaker and charging. Buy it here The post CAT
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The 9 Weirdest Data Storage Devices Ever Created Image: Getty Storage devices have taken many strange forms over history. We’ve seen everything from an old 19th-century loom to massive data centers that power companies like Facebook and Google. But along the way, some truly weird devices tried to change how we save our precious data bits. These technologies were either wonderfully weird, woefully misguided, or just behind the times, but regardl
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Darwins Beard Catcher Grooming Cape No one cares where the beard trimmings go ’til it’s time to plunge the sink. Except your wife or girlfriend. And Darwins Beard Catcher. Here to solve a whole Hulihee of flyaway face follicle annoyances, Darwins Beard Catcher is an extra-long black bib (Reverse Bat Cape, if you prefer) that suction cups to the mirror in front of you and catches all the remnants of your morning grooming routine. Wh
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Microscope reveals key to big efficiency boost for solar cells Perovskite solar cells are inexpensive and easy to make and they could soon be highly efficient.
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Beat the heat: How design can keep you cool Before air conditioning, architects and designers did their best to maximize shade and ventilation.
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Risk of low blood sugar differs among similar diabetes drugs Adding sulphonylureas (SUs) to metformin remains a commonly used strategy for treating type 2 diabetes, but individual SUs differ and may confer different risks of abnormally low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia. SUs — which include newer generation agents such as gliclazide, glipizide, glimepiride, and glibenclamide — stimulate the production of insulin in the pancreas and increase the effectivenes
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High fat diet improves cartilage repair in mice Obesity is a well-known risk factor for osteoarthritis, but its effects on cartilage repair are unknown. In a recent study in a mouse model of cartilage repair, a high fat diet and increased body weight did not negatively impair cartilage repair, and it could even accelerate it.
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How to level up fast on Pokémon Go: love the weaklings, love the grind Play Pokémon Go for any length of time, and you soon internalize its rigid hierarchy. On the top are the elites — the rare and high-powered pokémon — and on the bottom, the commoners — low-level and of little interest to most players. However, unlike many people, I can’t get enough of these weaklings. I go absolutely wild for Weedles, I cater only for Caterpies, and I’d rather pick a Pidgey than
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Scientists create ‘world’s smallest hard disk’ with 500x more storage space than best hard drive Dutch scientists have created the world’s smallest hard disk by manipulating chlorine atoms in order to store a kilobyte of data on a microscopic storage drive. The invention means every book ever written could be stored on an itty-bitty device. Read Full Article at RT.com
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French police find dynamite & ISIS image at home of cab driver French police have arrested a Parisian taxi driver after explosives were found at his home during a raid over a separate criminal case. They also found a picture of an Islamic State flag on the phone of the man, who was on a watch list of dangerous individuals. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Huge time-lag between erosion and mountain building An unprecedented record of erosion rates dating back millions of years shows a significant time-lag between tectonic uplift and maximum erosion rates in the Argentine Precordillera mountains. According to a new study, tectonic shortening and exhumation of rocks peaked between twelve and nine million years ago whereas the maximum erosional response is detected roughly seven million years ago, i.e.
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New York Is Finally Modernizing Its Public Transit A $27 billion plan will make trains and stations roomier and safer, and riders will have access to wi-fi and charging ports. … Read More »
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These Walls Can Talk: Inside Terrell Place’s Interactive Installation If it seems like these wall images are following your every move, that’s because they are — in a way. As part of a complete lobby overhaul inside Washington, D.C.’s landmark Terrell Place, stunning motion-activated displays feature ever-changing feasts for the eyes ranging from petals blowing off of the city’s iconic cherry trees to seas of colorful, morphing threads. “We started off knowing only
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Watch A German Robot Grill Sausages To Perfection Technology This is just the wurst robot Watch a robot grill bratwurst to perfection…
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This GOP Congressman Compared Donald Trump To Thomas Jefferson. Then Things Got Weird At the Republican National Convention, I ran into Rep. Louis Gohmert, a conservative Texan probably best-known for his spending record (pretty good) and suggesting that Clinton aide Huma Abedin was part of the Muslim Brotherhood and that “terror babies” were a thing (obviously, he never met MY children). In Cleveland, he’s got a more difficult task: How to reconcile voting for Donald J.
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GOP Platform Wants It Both Ways on Encryption In a section of the Republican 2016 platform titled “A Rebirth of Constitutional Government,” the writers set aside sections devoted to the various branches of the government (of note: it explicitly says they believe the judicial branch is supposed to be “the weakest branch”) and amendments of the Bill of Rights to detail various positions. There is a section devoted to the Fo
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GOP Platform Selectively Condemns Safe Spaces, Political Correctness, Campus Rape Trials“A student’s First Amendment rights do not end at the schoolhouse gates,” asserts the 2016 Republican platform’s section on improving higher education. The document has much to say on the subject of campus due process and free speech issues—some of it good, some of it absurdly silly. For instance, the platform almost immediately undermines this stated commitment to free expression by co
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The War on Science [Book Review] The greatest source of health, wealth and power in the 21st century is in danger of being crushed, according to Shawn Lawrence Otto — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Fabrication method for swimming microrobots with minimalist geometric requirementsWhen scaling down robots to the micrometer scale for tiny tasks such as incising tissue and puncturing retinal veins, minimalism is key. To make smaller, simpler microrobots, researchers at …
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Metastatic prostate cancer cases skyrocket: More lax screening rather than more aggressive disease? The number of new cases of metastatic prostate cancer climbed 72 percent in the past decade from 2004 to 2013, reports a new study. The report considers whether a recent trend of fewer men being screened may be contributing to the rise, or whether the disease has become more aggressive — or both. The highest increase is among men ages 55 to 69, who could benefit the most from screening and early
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Scientists develop plastic flexible magnetic memory device Scientists have successfully embedded a powerful magnetic memory chip on a flexible plastic material. This malleable memory chip hails a breakthrough in the flexible electronics revolution, and brings researchers a step closer towards making flexible, wearable electronics a reality in the near future.
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This High-Tech Breathalyzer Will Make It Impossible For You to Cheat On Your Rehab Image: Soberlink Healthcare LLC The Soberlink Breathalyzer has received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration for medical use. The webcam- and GPS-enabled device allows rehab centers to remotely measure alcohol in a client’s breath, ensuring compliance with treatment. Image: Soberlink Healthcare LLC Unlike other compliance-related breathalyzers on the market, Soberlink doesn’t requir
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Syria conflict: Rebels ‘filmed beheading boy’ in Aleppo Videos emerge online appearing to show Syrian rebels taunting and then beheading a boy they say is a captured pro-government Palestinian fighter.
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Woods Bagot Designs Butterfly-Inspired Biological Sciences Building at the University of New South Wales Courtesy of Woods Bagot Woods Bagot has revealed designs for the new Biological Sciences building at the University of New South Wales (UNSW Australia ). Currently under construction, the 21,000 square meter (226,000 square foot) building will provide world-class facilities for UNSW biomedical and environmental researchers and create a new northern gateway for the university’s upper campus. In th
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Mathematicians may have found an answer to the longstanding puzzle as to why we have evolved to cooperate Why do we feel good about giving to charity when there is no direct benefit to ourselves, and feel bad about cheating the system? Mathematicians may have found an answer to the longstanding puzzle as to why we have evolved to cooperate.
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Aftermath of a mass extinction A new study of fossil fishes from Middle Triassic sediments on the shores of Lake Lugano provides new insights into the recovery of biodiversity following the great mass extinction event at the Permo-Triassic boundary 240 million years ago.
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Ancient rocks reveal how Earth recovered from mass extinction Scientists have shed light on why life on Earth took millions of years to recover from the greatest mass extinction of all time.
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Volkswagen sued for violating state environmental statutes with Dieselgate The attorneys general of several US states are suing Volkswagen for violating state environmental regulations with its diesel emissions cheating scandal, even as federal regulators and many of those same states have agreed to a $14.7 billion settlement for violating consumer protection and EPA and California state environmental regulations. Coordinated lawsuits were filed today by New York, Massa
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Google’s new tool will make you an art history expert Google has just revamped its Arts & Culture app to be a lot more useful. As a recap, you can search through a huge database (which Google has been building for a while), including anything from ancient tools to contemporary abstract art. Clearly, the company has been putting that Gigapixel camera to work. But today’s update makes discovery an important element. You can search for specific typ
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BBC+ puts all the BBC’s best content in one personalized app The BBC has released a new app that aims to help audiences find content that suits their interests. BBC+ launches for iOS and Android devices today, and should make it much easier for users to find relevant selections from all corners of the broadcaster’s varied output. Users sign into the service with their BBC iD, which is already used to personalize content on the corporation’s website. Indivi
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15 facts that prove you’re better off single Science, nature or something in between wants you to be alone forever. It’s a fact. Looking at our biology, psychology and good old statistics when it comes to our relationships, it’s pretty clear that the odds are bleak when it comes to finding your happily ever after. SEE ALSO: These are the final text messages people sent before being ghosted While the world may seem like a cold, dark, lonely
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This reversible Micro USB cable is impossible to plug in wrong I have never nerded out so hard over a USB cable the way I am over Winnergear’s MicFlip reversible Micro USB-to-USB Type-A cable. Charging cables suck. I know it. You know it. They friggin’ suck, especially ones that only go in one way, like Micro USB and full-sized USB (aka USB Type-A). No matter how many years of plugging USB cables in, I still fail at plugging them in right sometimes. SEE ALSO
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Today’s Best Deals: Logitech Gear, VIZIO Sound Bar, Bluetooth Transmitter Logitech Gold Box deals , a $70 sound bar , and discounted iTunes credit lead off Tuesday’s best deals. Read more…
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Ship engine emissions adversely affect macrophages Ship emissions adversely affect the health of inhabitants of coastal regions. This was the main finding of a study on the influence of ship engine emissions on macrophages in the lungs. Since macrophages also play a key role in lung diseases such as COPD, the study is important for understanding the health risks of ship exhausts.
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For ancient deep-sea plankton, a long decline before extinction A new study of nearly 22,000 fossils finds that ancient plankton communities began changing in important ways as much as 400,000 years before massive die-offs ensued during the first of Earth’s five great extinctions. The research suggests that the effects of environmental degradation can be subtle until they reach a tipping point, at which dramatic declines in population begin.
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Tad Sere Pouch The new SERE Pouch 1 (SP1) by Triple Aught Design is a micro tool roll engineered to provide secure and rapid access to survival, evasion, resistance and escape tools. The SP1 is available as a stand alone pouch ($29) or a loaded out version with essential E&E tools ($109). The Escape and Evasion Kit includes titanium bogota lockpicks, 1 folding razor saw, 1 miniature ceramic razor blade, 2 h
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Scientists watch water fleas take over new territory Look into any nutrient-rich pond almost anywhere in the world and you will find Daphnia pulex, a tiny crustacean (also called a water flea) that is a source of food for fish and fascination for scientists. A new study, reported in the journal Molecular Ecology, offers insights into this creature’s ability to disperse and its remarkable success in the wild.
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NASA seeks picometer accuracy Finding and characterizing dozens of Earth-like planets will require a super-stable space telescope whose optical components move or distort no more than a few picometers—a measurement smaller than the size of an atom. It also will require next-generation tools with which to assure that level of stability.
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X marks the spot at the center of the Milky Way galaxy Two astronomers—with the help of Twitter—have uncovered the strongest evidence yet that an enormous X-shaped structure made of stars lies within the central bulge of the Milky Way Galaxy.
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Republican Platform Rejects Paris Climate Agreement Renewable energy cut, price on carbon opposed — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Creature-Creation and Space Transformation | Erminio Pinque | TEDxProvidence A wacky look at the creatures that are among us, if you can open your eyes, and release your imagination! Since he founded the puppet-sculpture-performance group BIG NAZO in the streets of Italy in the late 1980’s, director, performer, and fabricator Erminio Pinque and his team of collaborating artists, larger-than-life-sized aliens, robots and animal hybrid characters have performed in thousands
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Putting a dent in the universe | Ehsun Mirza | TEDxProvidence A personal look at profiling in America after 9/11 and why people need to speak out when they witness injustice in the world. Born and raised in Karachi Pakistan Dr. Ehsun Mirza migrated to the US after completing his medical schooling in 1993. He completed his training in Internal Medicine in Harrisburg, PA and his training in Critical Care at Brown University. His wife, Saira, is also a physici
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Why Pokémon Go is a hit, how it helps Nintendo, and when its moment could fizz outPokémon Go had a week unlike any video game I’ve covered before in my career. Here’s a collection of the posts we penned last week , ranging from players finding dead bodies to Craigslist entrepreneurs selling preplayed accounts. My friend and former boss Chris Grant wrote about the staggering demand for coverage at our sister-site Polygon . In ” Some thoughts on Nintendo’s big week ,”
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Seagate’s new 10TB hard drives target the speed-hungry On the principle that bigger is better, Seagate has rolled out its new line-up of 10TB hard-drives, the Guardian Series, targeting those who refuse to delete things or indeed compromise on speed. Made up of three different ranges, each aiming at a different use-case, the Guardian Series is likely to be of particular interest to PC gamers. They’ll have eyes … Continue reading
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House-hunting ants know how to take the hassle out of moving Ants employ a few simple and flexible rules to ensure that moving a colony to a new nest does not end in chaos, especially if this is done over some distance. So says Thomas O’Shea-Wheller of the University of Bristol in the UK, lead author of an article in Springer’s journal The Science of Nature . His study indicates that when it comes to giving directions, ants have it down to a fine art. read
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Mogee Play Turns Anything Into a Musical Instrument We have to admit, “fun” isn’t the first word that comes to mind when we think about science. Mogees Play changes that, though. It’s a simple premise: You stick a quarter-sized sensor on your laundry basket, or a shopping cart, or a tree in the park. Then just attach the sensor to your smartphone, and bingo–you’ll be “turning the world into a gaming interface and musical instrument,” say the desig
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The Problem With Socialism Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rss Education Taxes and Spending Political Theory The Problem With Socialism 0 Views A quarter of a century after the spectacular collapse of socialism in the Soviet empire, a large segment of the “millennial” generation (those born between 1982 and 2004) thinks socialism should be the wave of their future. A 2016 Pew Foundation poll found that 69 percent of voters und
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We Need More Borders and More States A A Home | Feed | Blog.rss We Need More Borders and More States 0 Views 16 min ago In the context of trade and immigration, borders are often discussed as a means of excluding foreign workers and foreign goods. In one way of thinking, borders provide an opportunity for states to exclude private actors such as workers, merchants, and entrepreneurs. On the other hand, borders can also serve a far m
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Climate research: How meltwater from the ice sheets disturbed the climate 10,000 years agoHow will the melting of ice in Greenland affect our climate? In order to gain an idea how that process might look like, researchers have taken a look into the past. In the early Holocene period — approximately 11,700 to 8,000 years ago — a large ice sheet melted in North America. By analyzing dripstones in caves (speleothems) and using computer simulations, an international team reconstructed th
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Social behavior of male mice needs estrogen receptor activation in brain region at pubertyTestosterone plays a major role in controlling behavior associated with masculinity in many mammals. In early development, testosterone is involved in the formation and organization of “male” neural pathways, on which it then acts to regulate various behaviors in adulthood.
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What hibernating toads tell us about climate The ability to predict when toads come out of hibernation in southern Canada could provide valuable insights into the future effects of climate change on a range of animals and plants.
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New technique uses electrical conductivity to measure blood in dry blood samplesResearchers from The University of Texas at Arlington have demonstrated that electrical conductivity can be an effective means to precisely measure the amount of blood present in dry blood spot analysis, providing a new alternative to the current preferred approach of measuring sodium levels.
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Role for enhancers in bursts of gene activity A new study by researchers at Princeton University suggests that sporadic bursts of gene activity may be important features of genetic regulation rather than just occasional mishaps. The researchers found that snippets of DNA called enhancers can boost the frequency of bursts, suggesting that these bursts play a role in gene control.
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Landsat — the Watchman That Never Sleeps In western North America, mountain pine beetles infest and ravage thousands of acres of forest lands. Landsat satellites bear witness to the onslaught in a way that neither humans nor most other satellites can.
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Scientists Herald ‘Tipping Point’ in Ability to Predict Academic Achievement From DNAScientists from King’s College London have used a new genetic scoring technique to predict academic achievement from DNA alone. This is the strongest prediction from DNA of a behavioural measure to date.
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Google unveils Accelerated Mobile Pages for ads Google has made articles load faster on Google search , Google News , and other properties on mobile devices using its Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) technology. The next logical
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