Indistinguishable from Magic 7/21-7/23

Indistinguishable from Magic 7/21-7/23
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CNET News 500+
McDonald’s learns hard lesson: Don’t let the internet name your products – CNET Want slurs with your fries? Learn from Boaty McBoatface. An online promotion tasted pretty terrible for a McDonald’s New Zealand site.
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Bustler News, Competitions and Events 9
News: Reinventing post-war housing concepts for Syrian refugees Hopefully the day will arrive when the millions of Syrian refugees can have the opportunity to safely return to a permanent home built on native soil. But one major post-war crisis the country is surely facing is the scarcity of housing. In response to this, matterbetter set up an open ideas competition that challenged professional young architects and students worldwide to envision inventive pos
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Newswise: SciNews 1
Godfather of Concrete Discusses How Extreme Weather Affects World’s Most Used Product (and Whether You Can Fry an Egg on It)
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TechCrunch 100+
Daimler hits the gas on electric and autonomous driving tech Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler intends to up its spending on research and development, the company revealed during its quarterly earnings call on Thursday. The high-end car maker is going to route a lot more money toward areas key to the future of driving, including autonomous driving tech, a brand new generation of batteries for electric vehicles and alternative drive… Read More
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The Verge 500+
Boobs are perfect safety devices, men determine Two men: trauma surgeon Christian Kenfield and road safety engineer David Logan. One idea: boobs are a great safety device. The logic? Boobs. Sculptor Patricia Piccinini consulted with these two when she created “Graham,” a mutant doll who represents what humankind might look like if it evolved to be able to withstand severe car accidents. Understandably Graham’s head is much larger, to
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EETimes: 16
Gartner Again Trims Forecast for Chip Capex Decline Market research firm now expects a modest 1% year-to-year decline in semiconductor capital spending despite supply glut.
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Techbargains.com 2
LG 65UH5500 65″ 4K UHD HDR Pro LED LCD Smart HDTV $897 LG 65UH5500 65″ 4K UHD HDR Pro LED LCD Smart HDTV $897
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‘He did everything right & got shot’: Twitter in disbelief over Charles Kinsey police shooting Twitter users are outraged after Charles Kinsey, a behavioral therapist who had been helping a man with autism, was shot by police even though he had been lying on the ground with his hands in the air. Read Full Article at RT.com
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e! Science News – Latest science news 1
Temperature helps drive the emergence of different personalities in spiders Like people, animals have personalities. And their personalities differ, sometimes hugely, on traits like shyness and aggressiveness. Among the big questions are where those differences come from, why they exist, and how they are maintained. Now researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have uncovered an unexpected benefit of these personalities: to protect societies from e
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UT Southwestern researchers identify new mechanism of tuberculosis infection Researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a new way that tuberculosis bacteria get into the body, revealing a potential therapeutic angle to explore. read more
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Mashable 92
Here’s why Pandora is up for sale — and why it hasn’t sold yet Pandora Radio reportedly rejected an acquisition offer Thursday that valued the music streaming company at $3.4 billion dollars. Pandora thinks it’s worth more than that — $20 a share, where it hovered earlier this year, rather than the $15 a share that determined a $3.4 billion value. But it’s still seeking a buyer. News first broke that the music service was up for sale in February, when it hir
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One Scientist’s Quest to Scan Every Species of Fish An expert in biomechanics embarks on an ambitious plan to scan and digitize images of every species of fish known to humans—up to 33,000 of them—and learns surprising details along the way.
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First Proof That Wild Animals Really Can Communicate With Us A long-known relationship between African men who harvest honey and a bird called a honeyguide allows both species to get the delectable treat.
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National Geographic News 7K
The Rarest Plant in Britain Makes a Ghostly Appearance
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Next Big Future 18
China will build three competing pre-exascale systems to select exaFLOP design China is not betting solely on the Shenwei chips (used in worlds fastest supercomputer- 93 petaFLOPS), and apparently has plans to build three different pre-exascale systems with three very different architectures, according to some Tweets put out by James Lin, vice director for the Center of HPC at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The three-way horse race for exascale machines in China will set up
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Digital Trends 10
Astronomers confirm a huge, X-shaped bulge at the center of the Milky Way There’s a massive bulge at the center of the Milky Way galaxy and it’s not just happy to see us. The X-shaped structure has been theorized for years but it’s finally been observed by two astronomers, thanks to their keen eyes, tenacity, and active social media presence. While working on a project called the Legacy Surveys, Dustin Lang, an astronomer and research associate at the University of Tor
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Digital Trends 9
Gravity helped the Hubble telescope shoot this mesmerizing deep space photo While recent advancements have given the Hubble Space Telescope more power, NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) just took photos of one of the farthest views into space yet — using something almost as simple as gravity. As part of a three-year, 840-orbit program, Hubble recently took photos of a cluster of star systems called Abell S1063, identifying 16 new galaxies. The images show galaxies
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Reason.com Full Feed 400+
Republican Delegates Wish Party Would Get Over Its Porn Paranoia Tucked into a section on criminal justice reform, the Republican Party’s 2016 platform suddenly takes a turn for the weird: Pornography, it states, “has become a public health crisis that is destroying the lives of millions. We encourage states to continue to fight this public menace.” But while GOP officials might want to control American’s viewing habits and fantasies, rank-and-file R
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Lifehacker 5K
PokéVision Shows You the Real-Time Locations of Pokémon In Pokémon Go If you’re having a tough time finding certain pokémon in Pokémon Go , PokéVision uses the Niantic API to show you their actual locations, and how long they’ll be there. There are a lot of Pokémon Go maps out there, but most of them, like the popular app Poke Radar , rely on the Pokémon Go community to post pokémon locations. Because PokéVision uses the Niantic API, however, it can show you exactl
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TechCrunch 100+
Pandora struggles to find new footing as music streaming becomes commoditized Pandora, in a story we’ve seen before with many other maturing companies, is facing an existential crisis. The company now finds itself fighting for its life against competition from the core platforms its service exists on: Android and iOS. Both of them — and Amazon as well — have launched their own music-streaming products, and they’re baked into the core experience. Read More
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Latest Science News — ScienceDaily 17
Wrist fractures linked to poor balance in elderly patients Elderly patients suffering a low energy wrist (distal radius) fracture are more likely to have difficulties with balance, placing them at risk for future injuries, according to a new study.
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Latest Science News — ScienceDaily 65
Chronic low back pain linked to higher rates of illicit drug use People living with chronic low back pain (cLBP) are more likely to use illicit drugs — including marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine — compared to those without back pain, reports a study.
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Latest Science News — ScienceDaily 100+
One-third of students report elevated psychological distress, survey shows More than one in three — an estimated 328,000 — students in grades seven to 12 report moderate-to-serious psychological distress, according to new survey results in Ontario, Canada. Girls are twice as likely as boys to experience psychological distress, the study indicates.
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Dezeen 100
Edorado Marine introduces zero-emissions electric speedboat New Dutch boating company Edorado Marine has unveiled its first product – an electric speedboat that floats above the water (+ slideshow). (more…)
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FiveThirtyEight 100+
How GOP Delegates Are Reacting To Cruz’s Speech We’ll be reporting from Cleveland all week and live-blogging each night. Check out all our dispatches from the GOP convention here . CLEVELAND — After three days of a rocky Republican National Convention, and watching the wheels come off Ted Cruz’s speech Wednesday night, I’m finding myself thirsting for context. Is this a 1964 Nelson Rockefeller moment , or just a kinda-weird-but-pretty-normal n
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An Electrical Dialogue with the Brain | Kai Miller | TEDxUCSD Dr. Kai Miller, a native Californian and graduate of UC San Diego, works as a neurosurgical resident at Stanford University. His neurosurgical emphases are deep brain stimulation, eloquent cortex brain tumors, and epilepsy. He talks about how recent research in neuroscience is like a “dialogue with the brain”, and how we can utilize this to treat diseases and recover from injuries. Kai Miller is
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The Promise of Education Technology | Daniel Kao | TEDxUCSD Daniel Kao is fourth year computer science major at UC San Diego. In 2015, he interned for the U.S. Department of Education under the Office of Educational Technology. There, he helped with key initiatives including the National Education Technology Plan, policies around Open Educational Resources, and organized the White House Computer Science Tech Jam for Computer Science Education Week. Daniel
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The Cascading Nature of Everything | James Gimzewski | TEDxEchoPark Dr. James Gimzewski, Ph.D., Ph.D. hc, D.Sc. hc, FRS, CPhys, FIoN, FInstP, FWIF, FREng is also Core Director of the Nano and Pico Characterization Laboratory at the California Nanosystems Institute (CNSI-¬UCLA) and Scientific Director of the Art|Sci Center, UCLA. He is a PI and Satellite Director of the MANA project at the National Institute for Materials in Tsukuba, Japan. Throughout his 33-year
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Unfair Access to Experimental Learning | Coco C | TEDxYouth@AltSchoolFortMason Coco raises awareness about the equity of access to educational experiences in schools today. Coco is a middle school student at AltSchool Fort Mason. 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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How to Build a Zero Garbage City? | Issac Zhang | TEDxZhujiangNewTown There are only 20% urban garbage that are recycled. The rest becomes real garbage because the recycle cost is higher than its utilized value. With a well designed automation system, Isaac shows us how to push garbage recycling by cutting finding & collecting cost, and even let garbage becomes the resource to the place that needs it before it becomes useless. Issac Zhang is an avid learner, a
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If You Want to Save Humanity, Just Listen | Erahm Christopher | TEDxEchoPark Erahm Christopher is an award winning filmmaker, author and speaker who bridges social divides with storytelling. He has directed over twenty productions including stop­motion, scripted, documentary, animation, opera and his debut feature, Listen. Beyond film, Christopher has developed innovative programs that teach how to use creativity to shift perception and behavior. He has worked with the fe
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Why People Need to Exercise | Alia Eddington | TEDxKids@ElCajon Don’t just sit, be active. Alia focuses on the need to stay active in her TED talk. For more information on this talk go to http://www.TEDxKidsElCajon.com or email TEDxKidsElCajon@CajonValley.net. Grade 5, Johnson Elementary School Cajon Valley Union School District This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://
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Educating The Future About Race | Janice D | TEDxYouth@AltSchoolFortMason Janice speaks about the importance of educating our future generations about race. Janice is a middle school student at AltSchool Fort Mason. 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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Apple To Make $3 Billion From Pokemon Go An anonymous reader writes from a report via The Guardian: We all know what Pokemon Go is, and we all know how successful it is. The Guardian is reporting that Apple will “rake in $3 billion in revenue from Pokemon Go in the next one to two years as gamers buy ‘PokeCoins’ from its app store, according to analysts.” One pack of 100 PokeCoins costs about $1 in Apple’s app store, but gamers
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Next Big Future 56
Scientists cut ‘Gordian knot’ in human genome A team of researchers co-led by Erez Lieberman Aiden of Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine has discovered how mysterious, inactive genes in females hold sway over the superloops that connect DNA sequences at opposite ends of the chromosome. The work by Aiden and colleagues at Florida State University and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard University sheds light on female developme
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Next Big Future 13
Chlamydia vaccine shown to be widely protective in mice The first steps towards developing a vaccine against an insidious sexual transmitted infection (STI) have been accomplished by researchers at McMaster University. Researchers at the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research at McMaster have developed the first widely protective vaccine against chlamydia, a common STI that is mostly asymptomatic but impacts 113 million people a
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VentureBeat 100+
The Kukie bot teaches you how to build a startup Whether you’re bootstrapping a passion project or in search of seed funding from venture capitalists, chances are your startup needs help and guidance, and the chatbot Kukie wants to talk you through how to launch a fast-growing business in a short time. Using a combination of natural language, carousels, and buttons, Kukie connects people to 300 startup resources in 40 categories, like Angel.co
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NASA’s new R&D institute focuses on long-term astronaut health Spending a lot of time in space can have severe health ramifications for astronauts; those on the International Space Station must be careful to adhere to a strict exercise regimen, for example, and NASA has been using them as part of its wider research on the health effects of space. To further its work in this area, NASA has teamed … Continue reading
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Latest Science News — ScienceDaily 30
New intellectual disability syndrome caused by genetic damage to single gene Scientists have found a gene responsible for an intellectual disability disorder and proven how it works. The research, details the role of a gene called BCL11A in a new intellectual disability syndrome.
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Latest Science News — ScienceDaily 99
Football concussion update: Player-on-player hits cause more serious head impacts In football, player-vs.-player hits will likely cause more severe head impacts than other impacts, according to a new study.
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Mashable 100+
Where are they? The Republicans who skipped their national convention. If last night’s contentious display at the Republican National Convention proved anything, it’s that this year’s GOP nominating process is remarkably watchable. But there were many Republicans who wanted to stay far away. Agreeing with Ted Cruz and those in the #NeverTrump movement , many prominent GOP leaders from the House, Senate and beyond chose to spend these four days away from Cleveland. T
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Digital Trends 28
BillHero is Facebook Messenger’s first bill-paying chatbot There are plenty of excuses for not paying your bills, but now, inconvenience just can’t be one of them (at least, in terms of the actual process). It’s all thanks to BillHero, a Colorado-based fintech company that has created the first chatbot for Facebook Messenger that helps you pay your bills. Simply ask the bot to add new bills or pay existing ones, and you’ll find that behaving like a respo
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Latest Science News — ScienceDaily 37
Diabetes could be due to failure of beta cell ‘hubs’ The significant role of beta cell ‘hubs’ in the pancreas has been demonstrated for the first time, suggesting that diabetes may due to the failure of a privileged few cells, rather than the behavior of all cells.
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Latest Science News — ScienceDaily 39
Prevalence, severity of tinnitus in the US Approximately one in 10 adults in the US have tinnitus, and durations of occupational and leisure time noise exposures are correlated with rates of tinnitus and are likely targetable risk factors, according to a study.
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Latest Science News — ScienceDaily 79
Why Americans waste so much food Even though American consumers throw away about 80 billion pounds of food a year, only about half are aware that food waste is a problem. Even more, researchers have identified that most people perceive benefits to throwing food away, some of which have limited basis in fact.
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ReadWrite 54
India expanding internet infrastructure to ride the IoT wave India’s IT minister sees a big future in Internet of Things (IoT), and is expanding the country’s internet infrastructure to capitalize on it. An article by India’s dna covered IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad’s remarks at a recent IoT conference organized by the country’s National Association of Software and Services Companies. “As per Gartner, IoT will produce economic benefits of nearly $2 tril
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Tesla’s Plan To Build A Semi Truck Is The Smartest Idea They’ve Had Graphics credit Jason Torchinsky When Elon Musk finally emerged from pulling his small-amounts-of-crack-fueled all-nighter and finally delivered his new Master Plan Part II , it proved to be full of some interesting ideas. Of those ideas, I think the plan for Tesla to build a semi heavy-duty truck is by far the smartest, and offers some really interesting possibilities. http://jalopnik.com/this-i
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Mashable 100+
WNBA teams fined for wearing black shirts to protest shootings On Thursday, the WNBA announced they were fining three teams — Indiana Fever, New York Liberty and Phoenix Mercury — over players recently wearing shirts in protest of recent U.S. shootings. The American women’s basketball league fined each team $5,000 and each player $500. SEE ALSO: WNBA Player Puts on Astonishing Shooting Show The WNBA sent out a memo earlier this week to the teams reminding th
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e! Science News – Latest science news 1
Artificial muscle for soft robotics: Low voltage, high hopes Soft robots do a lot of things well but they’re not exactly known for their speed. The artificial muscles that move soft robots, called actuators, tend to rely on hydraulics or pneumatics, which are slow to respond and difficult to store. read more
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Amazon Wants To Sell You Everything, Including Student Loans Amazon sells all kinds of stuff — some legit, some not as much. So it didn’t really come as a big surprise when the company announced that it will now be selling student loans too. Quartz has more details: The e-commerce giant inked a deal with Wells Fargo to offer interest rate discounts on loans to students who are Amazon Prime members. The bank, which is the second largest student lender in th
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Latest Science News — ScienceDaily 18
Researchers discuss challenges, successes of HIV cure research in science A better understanding of HIV latency is the key to eradicating the virus, researchers write in a new article. Worldwide, 37 million people are living with HIV. A cure has proved elusive due to viral latency — a period when the virus remains alive, but dormant in body thereby eluding the immune system.
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Latest Science News — ScienceDaily 17
More doesn’t mean better when it comes to trauma centers For the first time, research shows that changes over time in the volume of patients seen by trauma centers influence the likelihood of seriously injured patients living or dying. The findings mean that changes in patient volume across all affected centers should be considered when designating a new trauma center in a region.
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Techbargains.com 3
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Quad-Core Verizon 4G LTE Smartphone $199.99 Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Quad-Core Verizon 4G LTE Smartphone $199.99
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Nanowerk Nanotechnology News 1
Accurate design of large icosahedral protein nanocages pushes bioengineering boundaries
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Nanowerk Nanotechnology News 2
Integration of novel materials with silicon chips makes new ‘smart’ devices possible
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Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine 200+
Review: Polaris Slingshot aims at the gap between car and motorcycle When Polaris unveiled the Slingshot in 2014 as a 2015 model, even the company itself was hard-pressed to categorize it. So much so that some states wouldn’t let it be licensed until Polaris worked with them to either define a new category, which became autocycle, or allowed it to be licensed as a motorcycle. Either way, no one then or since has denied just how different this vehicle is. .. Contin
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Nanowerk Nanotechnology News 1
Making magnets flip like cats at room temperature
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VentureBeat 23
BotBeat: This week’s top bot stories Niantic Labs’ John Hanke will be delivering a fireside chat for AR/VR day (augmented reality/virtual reality) at GamesBeat 2016. Get a ticket here! VentureBeat’s Bots Channel tracks all the important and interesting news related to the exploding field of bots and messaging. And each week we select the top stories and present them in in our free weekly newsletter, BotBeat. We include news stories
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Lifehacker 60
Three Tips to Help You Cut Down On Magazine Clutter If you still enjoy reading non-digital magazines, you probably know they can become a clutter nuisance if left unattended. The beautiful photos, glossy pages, and book-like form makes it easier to get attached to them. These tips will help you prune your collection, while saving the stuff you love. In this video from the Clean My Space YouTube Channel , host Melissa Maker shares all kinds of grea
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Digital Trends 6
New computer vision tech shows what you’d look like with any hairstyle When it comes to haircuts, there’s no easy way of knowing just how you’d look with a particular style. (Maybe that’s why my look hasn’t changed in roughly two decades.) Fortunately, technology is here to the rescue. It’s called Dreambit, and it can show you exactly what you’d look like with any hairstyle, or even in any historical time period. Developed by computer vision researchers at the Unive
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The Verge 500+
First CRISPR trial in humans will attempt to battle lung cancer The first human trial of cells that have been tweaked by the genome-editing technique CRISPR will begin in China in August, Nature reports . The group will take white blood cells, which are part of the immune system, from people with a type of lung cancer and edit them using the CRISPR technology so they hunt cancer. Then, the lab-altered cells will be infused back into the patients. The approach
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Dezeen 100+
Golden resin highlights cracks in the floor of TANK’s Xchange Apartment Dribbles of gold fill the cracks in the floor of this Kyoto apartment , designed by architecture studio TANK to replicate a traditional Japanese pottery technique (+ slideshow). (more…)
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The Awesomer 91
3D-printed Hermit Crab Shells Hermit crabs wander the beach looking for abandoned shells to call home. But artist Aki Inomata creates custom shells based on buildings and other forms using CAT scans of shells, 3D modeling, and 3D printing. And if this seems wacky, check out Inomata’s other project . Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Dancing Nathan Light Zoetrope Project Escher Run Baby Run Derby the Dog 2.0
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The Next Web 200+
Blockai uses the blockchain to protect your copyright and find those infringing on it The majority of artists in the United States can’t afford to register their copyright with the US Copyright Office. While the internet makes it easier than ever to create and share works of art, it’s done little-to-nothing to help protect copyright and what few strides its made have largely benefited huge companies rather than smaller artists. Blockai wants to change all that by using the power o
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Watch: Time Is Up For the #NeverTrumpers. Will They Swing Libertarian? “Time Is Up For the #NeverTrumpers. Will They Swing Libertarian?” is the latest video from Reason TV at the Republican National Convention. Watch above or click through for downloadable versions of this video. View this article.
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BBC News – World 400+
Choked off Surrounded by government forces, the Syrian city of Aleppo could be facing its last gasp after holding out for four years, writes Diana Darke.
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TechCrunch 200+
Shiny and chrome! Rendering sparkly surfaces in CG just got massively better As the graphics in games and movies edge closer and closer to photorealism, even the subtlest tricks of the light must be simulated. For years an especially tough one has been recreating the sparkling, uneven surfaces of water, metals and other materials — but these glints can now be rendered 100 times faster than before thanks to a new technique from computer scientists at UC San Diego. Read Mor
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Digital Trends 19
Business travelers stepping away from taxi lines for ridesharing services It must be tough to be a taxi driver today, seeing your business threatened by ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft. But it’s not just a threat. A new study by Certify has documented a steep decline in taxi rides in the usually lucrative business-travel market. Rental car companies are losing business traveler patronage as well, according to Venture Beat . The shift in business travel usage p
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BBC News – World 500+
Crippling the creeks The vast wetlands of the Niger Delta region are home to Nigeria’s oil resources, but are once again at the centre of a security crisis, writes the BBC’s Martin Patience
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Mashable 100+
Former Trump supporter Mark Cuban now says the candidate can ‘wash his balls’ Mark Cuban has a lot to say about Donald Trump — and he’d like to say it publicly on national TV. During Stephen Colbert’s Late Show last night, the billionaire, who once described Trump as the ” best thing for America ,” rapidly changed course. “There’s that guy who’ll walk into the bar and say anything to get laid,” Cuban said . “That’s Donald Trump right now to a T. Bu
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Boblbee Biker Backpack Boblbee packs have got your back. Sure, these roomy, hard-shell travelers protect the gear you stash inside them, but their high-impact ABS curves and “Master Class” Level 2 rating also protects the other important thing they cover: you. The 25L GTO pictured here is Boblbee’s trademark pack, complete with an aerodynamic dome and ventilated, ergonomic back panel that makes them prime can
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PayPal will share data, plug Visa in exchange for wider terminal acceptance (credit: André-Pierre du Plessis ) On Thursday, Visa and PayPal announced a new partnership designed to push Visa cardholders to link their credit and debit cards to their PayPal and Venmo accounts, eschewing the bank-owned Automated Clearing House (ACH) network that PayPal has long preferred to work with. PayPal makes more money off ACH-based transactions because it doesn’t have to pay a cut of
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Reason.com Full Feed 3K
7* Authoritarian Lines in Donald Trump’s Speech Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is giving a speech tonight, and Politico has obtained an advance copy . It’s a familiar stew of Great Man Theory, protectionism writ large, and supporting our troops/cops, but on a night when millions of Americans may be focusing on Trump for the first time, here are seven* lines that drip with alarming levels of authoritarianism: 1) “I am not goi
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Digital Trends 24
Tesla sets its sights on a ‘new kind of pickup truck,’ but what will it look like? On July 20, Elon Musk unveiled Tesla’s “ Master Plan, Part Deux ,” a follow-up to the original strategy that brought us the Roadster, the Model S, the Model 3, and, to some extent, Tesla Energy. The executive covered a lot of ground in his 1,500-word blog post, but one of the most interesting tidbits previewed Tesla’s exploration of new automotive segments. If the Model 3 hits the streets in late
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Digital Trends 18
Be polite or be labeled as rude on Candid, a new anonymous social network If you don’t have anything nice to say, you just can’t say it — not if you’re on Candid, at least. On Thursday, yet another anonymous social network launched on both the iOS and Android app stores, but this one comes with a twist — on Candid , you have to be nice. That’s because content is curated and moderated by artificial intelligence and natural language processing, which purports to flag or
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Fast Company 100+
Autodesk Live Aims To Change Building Design With Video Game-Like Walk-Throughs One button press turns a building model into a virtual world. While trying to design a set of high-end homes, Frank Wolbertus and his colleagues at TBI-KennisLab had an idea. Read Full Story
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Double hand transplant carried out in the UK for first time Chris King has become the first person in the UK to receive two hand transplants, in an operation that took eight surgeons 12 hours to complete
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Ingenious Lighting Solutions by Graypants – From Seattle to Amsterdam Scraplights are made from scraps. Scraps of cardboard, in fact. Recycled cardboard is pulped together – then something ingenious happens: “Handcrafted from recycled cardboard, Graypants’ flagship Scraplight series provides warm, intimate, and functional lighting for any occasion or type of space.” The assembly of original recycled cardboard Scraplights Based in Seattle and Amsterdam, Graypants St
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How the immune system might evolve to conquer HIV Scientists have mathematically modeled the coevolutionary processes that describe how antibodies and viruses interact and adapt to one another over the course of a chronic infection, such as HIV/AIDS.
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Latest Science News — ScienceDaily 39
New therapeutic targets for small cell lung cancer identified Researchers have identified a protein termed ASCL1 that is essential to the development of small cell lung cancer and that, when deleted in the lungs of mice, prevents the cancer from forming.
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TechSpot 39
SoftBank and Honda aim to build a car that can read your emotions Japanese telecom SoftBank and automaker Honda have announced a unique partnership to develop technology that would allow future Honda vehicles to both talk to its drivers and read their emotions.
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Physics News – Physics News, Material Sciences, Science News, Physics 100+
Physicists revisit spin-bowling puzzle Latest calculations reveal why small variations in the rotation of the ball applied by slow bowlers in cricket can cause batsmen big problems even before deliveries have pitched on the ground
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Physics News – Physics News, Material Sciences, Science News, Physics 400+
Scientists propose ‘adaptive gravity’ as a versatile model for collective animal behavior A team of researchers based in Israel and the US has found a mathematical resemblance between swarm dynamics and gravitational interactions. The study, which has just been published in the New Journal of Physics, could provide a big leap forward in understanding the mass movement of flying insects.
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HiConsumption 49
Sony 100-Inch Z9D 4K TV One of the most magnificent televisions we have ever seen.
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SlashGear 7
Amazon Daily Dish delivers lunch to Prime members in Seattle Amazon has a new lunch delivery service in Seattle called Daily Dish. The service is being tested for now, and is limited to certain companies with a Prime subscription requirement. Customers are texted a menu in the morning; it consists of a few different dishes from local restaurants, and changes at times. Orders have to be placed before 11AM, after … Continue reading
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The Next Web 72
This flying golf cart lets you play nine holes like god intended If you’ve ever rushed to get nine holes in before dark, this golf cart could prove to be a lifesaver. ‘Bubba’s Jetpack,’ as it’s affectionately known, is a golf cart jetpack designed for PGA Masters champion Bubba Watson. The jetpack, a marketing tool from viral video agency Thinkmodo and Oakley is capable of flight up to 3,000 feet while traveling 45 miles per hour. It also gets a cool 19 miles
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Latest Science News — ScienceDaily 100+
Physical declines begin earlier than expected among U.S. adults Physical declines begin sooner in life than typically detected, often when people are still in their 50s, according to a new study that focused on a large group of U.S. adults across a variety of age groups.
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An accelerated pipeline to open materials research The Bellerophon Environment for Analysis of Materials (BEAM) is an ORNL platform that combines scientific instruments with web and data services and HPC resources through a user-friendly interface. Designed to streamline data analysis and workflow processes from experiments originating at DOE Office of Science User Facilities at ORNL, such as the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences and Spallat
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Some bacteria have lived in the human gut since before we were human Some of the bacteria in our guts were passed down over millions of years, since before we were human, suggesting that evolution plays a larger role than previously known in people’s intestinal-microbe makeup, according to a new study in the journal Science . read more
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Concussions ended his promising NFL career, so he became an Olympian instead In just the second game of his NFL career, Jahvid Best ran for 78 yards and two touchdowns. He also caught nine passes for 154 yards and another touchdown. Through two career games as a pro, Best had scored an incredible five touchdowns. You could see it all laid out in front of the Detroit Lions rookie back then, in September 2010: Several seasons of NFL stardom, propelled by the breakaway speed
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Designing a geothermal drilling tool that can take the heat A drilling tool that will withstand the heat of geothermal drilling has now been developed by scientists. The downhole hammer attaches to the end of a column of drill pipe and cuts through rock with a rapid hammering action similar to that of a jackhammer. Downhole hammers are not new — the oil and gas and mining industries have used them since the 1950s — but the older design, with its reliance
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Alcohol linked to at least seven cancers – not just liver cancer The more alcohol you drink, the higher your risk of cancers like breast and colon cancer. But research suggests that there is no “safe” level of consumption
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eon Electric Skateboard Motor by UNLIMITED An easy to install electric motor that will change the way you move around the city.
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Go ‘Trump yourself’: Hillary Clinton launches Donald insult app Hillary Clinton’s campaign has launched a new social media tool to remind us of all the offensive things Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has said by superimposing one of his many memorable quotes onto your Facebook profile picture. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Erdogan to eradicate ‘separatist & terrorist’ infiltrators, inject army with ‘fresh blood’ A new coup attempt is still possible in Turkey because “separatists” and “terrorists” have potentially infiltrated the state structure, President Tayyip Erdogan has warned, claiming that the failings which led to the putsch mean a restructuring of the military is required. Read Full Article at RT.com
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An engineered protein can disrupt tumor-promoting ‘messages’ in human cells Over a century of research has shined light on the once-murky innards of our cells, from the genes that serve as our “blueprints” to the proteins and other molecules that are our cellular taskmasters. read more
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Texas Man Who Acted As Russian Agent Gets 10 Years’ Prison An anonymous reader quotes a report from ABC News: A Texas man who acted as a secret agent for the Russian government and illegally exported cutting-edge military technology to Russia has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Alexander Fishenko learned his punishment Thursday in federal court in New York. He pleaded guilty in September to crimes including acting as a Russian agent. The 50-year-old
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Huge amounts of heat are available to fuel Atlantic hurricanes, yet nothing’s happening. What’s going on? These animations and images help provide the answer The Atlantic hurricane season started with a bang, but since then? Nada. This despite a huge amount of oceanic heat available to feed these meteorological beasts, as the animation at right shows. (Click to expand it.) The first hurricane this year, Alex, swirled in the North Atlantic in mid January. That was shockingly early: Since record keeping
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Japanese X-ray space telescope may get another shot Earlier this year, the X-ray astronomy community experienced the highs of a successful observatory launch followed only a month later with the lows of that spacecraft’s demise. This was the Japanese-led Hitomi X-ray space telescope, and it was supposed to shed light on the high-energy processes of the universe. Instead, it broke apart shortly after giving astronomers a taste of what the craft coul
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June 2016 NPD: Interactive gaming-toy sales plummet 21% in June Gamers are spending less on those “toys-to-life” statues. Interactive gaming toys dragged down the accessories sector of U.S. game sales in June, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. Game-related accessories generated $120.9 million in June, which is down 6 percent from $129.1 million in June 2015. NPD credits the Skylanders, Amiibo, and other interactive figures for the decline. “I
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Advertisers can now target Spotify users based on listening habits, demographic data Ads are a normal part of Spotify’s free tier, but for the first time, the music streaming service is launching programmatic buying across its audio ads globally. The company announced Wednesday that it now offers advertisers the ability to target audiences in all 59 of Spotify’s markets by age, gender, genres, and playlists. The company partnered with what it calls the “most established platforms
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Expand your circle of friends (with or without benefits) with Tinder Social Tinder is going from dates to group nights out with the global launch of Tinder Social. The group messaging and meetups feature, which resides within the Tinder app, has been available to select users in Australia since April. The wider rollout of Tinder Social also comes with a few modifications that “deliver a more real-time experience,” according to the dating platform. If you want to use Soci
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Third-party candidate Google searches have skyrocketed in the past week When the choice comes down to Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, a lot of voters are reaching back into the pile. According to Google Trends, searches for “third party candidate 2016” have spiked 1,150 percent in the last week — the week of the Republican National Convention . SEE ALSO: Trump Pornhub searches increased 648% in Cleveland during Republican convention States with the highest
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So That’s How the Inside of the Millennium Falcon Is Laid Out I’m probably not alone in saying I was always curious what else was in the Millennium Falcon. We saw the cockpit, the large hangout area, some hallways and guns, but what else is there? A new collectable revealed at Comic-Con shows exactly that. On the floor of San Diego Comic-Con, I happened to stumble upon this Cutaway Ship Replica of the Falcon at the QMx booth. Now, I’m sure plenty of people
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Superbook blasts through Kickstarter to turn phones into laptops That went by really quick. Superbook, the “thin” shell that practically converts your Android smartphone into a laptop has zoomed past its crowdfunding goal in less than 12 hours. Unsurprising given its $99 base pledge. Not so small a feat either in comparison to the team’s previous crowdfunding attempt with almost the same goals, albeit with a dock limited to … Continue reading
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UK economy must suffer over ‘mad’ Brexit decision, insists EU divorce clause author Only significant economic damage from its ‘mad’ decision to leave the EU might force Britain to change its mind, the author of the Article 50 divorce clause said. The former Italian PM added that the “safety valve” was never really intended to be used. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Body cam footage of Houston police-involved shooting released (GRAPHIC VIDEO) Graphic body cam footage showing Houston police fatally shooting Alva Braziel has been released under the orders of the mayor, who took issue with claims on social media that Braziel, a black man, had been unarmed. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Spotify Is Now Selling Your Information To Advertisers An anonymous reader writes from a report via Engadget: Spotify is now opening its data to targeted advertising. “Everything from your age and gender, to the music genres you like to listen to will be available to various third-party companies,” reports Engadget. “Spotify is calling it programmatic ad buying (Warning: source may be paywalled) and has already enabled it.” The nea
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Atmospheres of Earth-like planets studied for the first time Astronomers used NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to conduct the first atmospheric study of Earth-sized exoplanets and found evidence to suggest that two could be habitable. The planets have astronomers excited because atmospheric analysis revealed that they’re likely to be rocky worlds, the type of planet necessary to host life as we know it. Planets are generally broken down into… Read More
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Collective hum: Buzzing midges inspire new swarm theory A team of researchers based in Israel and the US has found a mathematical resemblance between swarm dynamics and gravitational interactions. The study could provide a big leap forward in understanding the mass movement of flying insects.
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Let’s ditch the idea that only home-cooked food is good for kids Kids’ ready meals fared well compared with home-cooked in a new study – another reason to stop shaming mums who buy convenience foods, says Anthony Warner
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Peter Thiel Speaking at RNC in Cleveland Is Interesting and Weird. And Really Good. So right now as I type the controversial tech billionaire Peter Thiel is killing it at the Cleveland RNC with a speech talking about the need for government to do less but do it better, getting rid of culture-war skirmishes, and building a culture that looks forward to the future. He also attacked American foreign policy, especially “stupid wars” in the Middle East. It was a good speech
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America Is Greater When We Don’t Let Fear Win “Come to Cleveland, they said! There’ll be riots, they said!” Apropos of nothing, a young man in a pickup truck was leaning out his window, shouting this at me as he drove by with a big, goofy grin on his face. It was only day two of the Republican National Convention, and so far the biggest story aside from Melania Trump’s possibly-plagiarized speech was that everything was going along
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WikiLeaks threatens to start its own Twitter because of ‘cyber feudalism’ WikiLeaks and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey have had harsh words over Twitter’s recent decision to ban noted Breitbart editor and troll Milo Yiannopoulos. This afternoon, WikiLeaks’ Twitter account declared the ban an example of “cyber feudalism,” saying that Twitter had “banned conservative gay libertarian [Yiannopoulos] for speaking the ‘wrong’ way” to Ghostbusters star Leslie Jon
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When is a terrorist not a terrorist anymore? Police station scare raises questions on Twitter A 60-year-old man is in serious condition after he rammed his burning car into the Merrylands police station in Sydney on Thursday night. He told police that he had a bomb, according to the ABC . In reality, he had two cylinders filled with gasoline. But that was enough to spark speculation about a terrorist attack — including online, where #Merrylands began trending. Later, people from all sides
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XYZ integrated architecture’s zero chair for gravity exhibition in paris the piece investigates the always present presence of gravity, its limitations counter-balanced by its advantages. The post XYZ integrated architecture’s zero chair for gravity exhibition in paris appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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How Feeling Like A Fraud Has Helped My Career If you’re getting anxious about your work and how it reflects on you, it means your work matters to you. That’s a good sign. I have imposter syndrome. Possibly you do, too —or have at some point. In my case, I feel like I don’t deserve to write for respected publications. Every other writer is more talented and insightful. Read Full Story
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6 Productivity Tips For Night Owls To Get Through The Workday Stop trying to become the morning person you aren’t and do this instead. Crack-of-dawn conference calls, breakfast meetings, or even the fact that the office coffee maker is always turned off by noon are just a few examples of how the work world really is designed for early risers. You know the type—those perky folks who leap out of bed with the sun and begin winding down as evening falls. Read F
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How to build a multilingual chatbot for billions of users GUEST: The chatbot marketplace is growing fast . As Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft, said at Microsoft’s World Partner Conference earlier this month, “Pretty much everyone today who’s building applications … will build bots as the new interface.” Over the past year, we’ve seen a proliferation of bots, from news apps to scheduling assistants to integrations on top of Facebook Messenger or What
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Piracy site-blocking case hinges on pending precedent, arrest of alleged Kickass Torrents owner The case between music studios and ISPs will largely be determined by the decision pending in Foxtel and Roadshow’s current case, as well as whether Kickass Torrents is shut down after the arrest of its alleged owner.
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Trump Campaign Manager Implies the FBI Might Be Cooking Crime Stats to Make Hillary Clinton Look Good Here’s how far off the deep end Donald Trump’s campaign has gone: In an interview tonight, Campaign manager Paul Manafort dismissed the notion that violent crime has fallen by suggesting that the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) crime data couldn’t be trusted in light of the agency’s recent recommendation not to prosecute Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server while serving
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Mashable 61
Paddle boarding flutist has a close run in with a humpback whale Grammy-nominated musician Viviana Guzman was playing her flute on her paddle board in Half Moon Bay, California, when a whale surfaced right next to her. While Guzman often plays her flute for the whales, this might be a little too close for comfort. See more: http://on.mash.to/29OLBoc Read more… More about Mashable Video , Real Time Video , Paddleboard , Humpback Whale , and Whales
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Fisherman meets huge great white shark, pokes it in the head Young surfer Brett Levington was doing some spearfishing with three mates off the coast of Cape Moreton, Queensland, when a four-metre, a.k.a. very big, great white shark swam right for them. Brett, who incidentally sounds like a total legend, told the Gold Coast Bulletin he probably would’ve been toast, had he not shoved the animal in the head with his unloaded spear. SEE ALSO: One group’s strat
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‘Did you get one?’ Reporter busted hunting Pokemon at State Dept. briefing (VIDEO) The global Pokemon Go obsession is spreading like wildfire with a reporter at a daily State Department press briefing having been caught hunting imaginary creatures during John Kirby’s attempt to outline the US-led coalition’s efforts to confront ISIS online. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Bernie Sanders is watching the Republican convention in the Berniest way possible Just because Bernie’s out of the race doesn’t mean he’s out of the game. Bernie Sanders tweeted a picture of himself watching Donald Trump’s speech from the Republican National Convention. SEE ALSO: Stephen Colbert pays tribute to both Bernie Sanders and ‘Hunger Games’ One can assume he’s being ever-vigilant and fact-checking Donald Trump’s speech on that iPad, but he might also be watching Stran
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Merrylands car attack: Sydney police raid car attack suspect’s home Australian authorities raid the home of the man who rammed a burning car into the gate of a police station car park, but rule out any link to terror.
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Swiss police seize Monet and Van Gogh art linked to 1MDB Swiss police seize three paintings by Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet as part of an investigation into Malaysian state fund 1MDB.
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New Detector at South Pole Shows Early Success at Neutrino Hunting In the second it takes to read these words, 65 billion neutrinos will shoot through every square centimeter of your body. Luckily, these infinitesimal particles don’t do any harm — they pass through us, as they do with most everything, without stopping or interacting.
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Ivanka Trump Suggests Her Father Favors Subsidized Child Care and Mandatory Paid Family Leave When Donald Trump’s eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, took the stage at the Republican National Convention tonight, she began by admitting that she doesn’t see herself as “categorically” either Republican or Democrat. A few minutes later, she proved she wasn’t kidding by trotting out one of the latter party’s favorite talking points: that women are paid substantially less than men are. She
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Donald Trump Will Never Win Millennials. They Like Capitalism Too Much. In the wake of the 2012 election, it seemed like there was no possible way for the Republican Party to further alienate the under-30 crowd, 60 percent of which voted for President Obama over Mitt Romney. But that was before the GOP added anti-porn language to its platform, doubled down on its dislike of gay people, turned against trade and immigration, and chose Donald Trump to lead it. And make
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Why Pizza Is Objectively the Best Food Ever, Don’t Judge Me Pizza is the best food ever invented. It’s cheap, it’s greasy, you can put whatever you want on it, and it satisfies that craving to destroy your body. It’s so good in fact, that it’s the only thing I haven’t gotten sick of in my 26 years of eating food. But why is it so good? I’m glad you asked, random internet reader. AsapTHOUGHT teamed up with Domestic Geek to explain. Basically it comes down
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How Has Computer Science Changed Over the Years? Is there a field that moves faster than computer science? It hasn’t even been around for 100 years, and it’s seen an absurd amount of evolution in that time. Just how much has it changed? Check out the infographic below for a decade-by-decade look. Via computersciencezone.org Click To Enlarge Read the full article: How Has Computer Science Changed Over the Years?
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CCTV captures bloodbath on Turkey’s Bosphorus Bridge during coup attempt (GRAPHIC) New footage of the bloodbath captured on CCTV cameras from multiple angles reveals the true horror that unfolded on the Bosphorus Bridge on the night of July 15 when civilians clashed with rogue military forces who tried to take power in the country. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Britain’s Minimum Wage Short-Changes Young Workers Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rss Global Economy Calculation and Knowledge Prices Britain’s Minimum Wage Short-Changes Young Workers 0 Views The national minimum wage introduced in 1999 by the Blair government was seen as one of the best policies to tackle exploitative work and the conditions of low pay. What better than to create a floor under which no one can fall? Well it seems that floor was no
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This single GIF sums up Trump’s 5,302-word speech See above. Yes, at roughly 75 minutes long, Donald’s Trump Republican National Convention acceptance speech was the longest since 1972. That’s even longer than the notoriously long-winded Bill Clinton, whose 1996 speech lasted more than an hour . If you really, really, really want to read Trump’s speech in full, pour yourself a cup of coffee and click here . Read more… More about Gif , Republic
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Connected Toys Are Raising Complicated New Privacy Questions Toys and other devices are collecting loads of data from children. What could go wrong?
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World’s steepest street becomes a mind-bending Instagram craze Dunedin is a cute little town in the magical land of New Zealand, with a large university student population and a reputation for being the “Edinburgh of the south.” Probably because it’s usually cold and cloudy. But low winter temperatures aren’t all that’s on offer in ol’ Dunners (as the locals call her). They also have incredibly steep streets. SEE ALSO: These photographs of New Zeal
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Donald Trump’s Economic Plan Is Just Typical Government Pork Donald Trump’s nomination acceptance speech tonight called for lowering taxes. He didn’t say which taxes or how much or anything concrete at all, because that’s just not how Trump rolls. He said “reducing taxes will cause new companies and new jobs to come running back to our country.” He also called for reducing regulations that cost the economy $2 trillion a year. Sounds great, right?
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Neil deGrasse Tyson on “2001: A Space Odyssey” — An Accurate Vision of Our World? Neil deGrasse Tyson compares our actual progress in space to what was predicted in the 1968 movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. Read More
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Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale Is On Quality deals from Red Wing, Patagonia, Salvatore Ferragamo, Lacoste, Levi’s and more. … Read More »
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5 Vintage Superbikes Under $10,000 These five vintage motorcycles helped defined the modern superbike. … Read More »
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Your Next Purchase: A Cutting Board That Won’t Dull Your Knife Why you should switch to end-grain cutting boards, which are easier on blade edges and also more sanitary. … Read More »
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Corporations and Climate Change Salvation Is the premise that catastrophic man-made climate change is happening and that corporations, particularly those involved in producing fossil fuels, are largely culpable, valid?
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Deals of Note: July 22, 2016 How to save on Cole Haan wingtips, a Bushnell rangefinder and SeaVees sneakers. … Read More »
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Today in Gear: July 22, 2016 A customizable off-road trailer, an HD dash cam and no-show socks with patterns you’ll enjoy in secret. … Read More »
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Tech reacts to Trump’s RNC speech Trump’s RNC speech was long, so we here at TechCrunch cut it down for you with 10 quick reactions from investors, executives, and engineers. Read More
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Obama orders review of ban on military-grade police equipment – report President Barack Obama is reportedly going to rethink his 2015 ban on military-grade equipment sales to law enforcement after eight police officers were killed in attacks in Dallas, Texas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are Cut from the Same Political Cloth The fact is both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump represent variations on the same political theme: the interventionist-welfare state, only applied in different ways as they pander to different coalitions of special interest and ideological groups among the American electorate.
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Contemporary Korean craft to be showcased in London’s Make Your Movement exhibition An exhibition in London dedicated to Korean craft will present pieces by 18 designers exploring the concept of movement (+ slideshow). (more…)
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DeepMind AI slashes cooling costs at Google’s data centers Deep learning AI has been put to work in intelligent drones , sequencing genomes , learning the tactics of the ancient Chinese board game Go , and even keeping cats off the lawn . Now, Google has set its DeepMind system loose on its massive data centers, and drastically cut the cost of cooling these facilities in the process. .. Continue Reading DeepMind AI slashes cooling costs at Google’s data
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NASA, Taiwan to Develop Robotic Lunar Lander Several Taiwanese research institutions have signed an agreement NASA to jointly develop an unmanned lunar lander that could crawl the moon’s surface as early as 2020, according to Taiwan’s state-run Central News Agency.
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Japan suffers its first ‘Pokémon Go’ accident just hours after the game debuts Just hours after Pokémon Go arrived in Japan on Friday, a university student has been rushed to the hospital after taking a tumble while playing the game, locals are tweeting. SEE ALSO: Guy gets trapped inside a stadium trying to catch a Squirtle in ‘Pokémon Go’ The accident reportedly happened at Kindai University in Osaka at around late morning. The student had fallen down the stairs, and an am
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Top 5 Smart Watches It is obvious that consumers love smartwatches. That is the mean reason why there are so many smartwatch companies offering their “time-tech” in the market today. However, few smartwatches have what it takes to be great smart-time pieces. Here are the 5 Best Smartwatches available at this time.
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How would Republicans build the wall? We asked Republican delegates for specifics on how they think Donald Trump’s Mexican wall should (or could) be built.
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Capitalism Magazine 1
Laissez-Faire Capitalism: A Declaration of Independence from Statism The Declaration of Independence, proclaimed by members of the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, is the founding document of the American experiment in free government. What is too often forgotten is that what the Founding Fathers argued against in the Declaration was the heavy and intrusive hand of big government.
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Brexit: Good For Britain if It Leads To More Freedom British companies can even outperform those outside of the EU—if the British government does not compromise on the principle of liberty. That is the big ‘if.’ But the Brexit has opened up a huge opportunity for a freer, more prosperous Britain.
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Miami police shoot unarmed black man helping autistic patient The shooting by police of an unarmed black man as he lay on the ground with his hands in the air in North Miami, Florida, raised calls on Thursday for U.S. police to review their training programs and policies.
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Try passing ‘The Turing Test’ August 30th on Xbox One Given video gaming’s reliance on artificial intelligence and penchant for sci-fi themes, it’s surprising that only now there’s a game named after Alan Turing’s famous A.I. test . Here we are though, with The Turing Test hitting Xbox One on August 30th. It’s also been promised for Steam next month. A post on Xbox Wire makes the game sound an awful lot like Portal , to be honest. It’s a first-perso
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New Yorker catches all 142 Pokémon available in the U.S. A New Yorker has become the U.S.’s first Pokémon Go master after he caught all the monsters listed in the country’s Pokédex. On Thursday, Reddit user ftb_hodor posted a screen cap of his phone, showing that he has completed his Pokédex of 142 Pokémon. The feat was made possible by the Level 31 Pokémon trainer’s utmost dedication . He apparently spent two weeks — at least 50 hours a week — hatchin
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New Dry Combat Submersible to carry troops to mission areas scuba-free US Special Forces are in for a drier time as Lockheed Martin and Submergence Group LLC sign a US$166 million contract to supply the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) with a new class of combat submersibles. Based on the Lockheed S301i and S302 commercial submersibles, the Dry Combat Submersibles (DCS) replaces the current fleet of Swimmer Delivery Vehicles (SDV) with a new design that allow
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Do think-tanks matter? A UBC professor says ‘think again’ A UBC professor is suggesting government policy makers and advisors need to do a re-think when it comes to giving validity to reports coming across their desks.
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The post-Ailes Fox News may have bigger problems Roger Ailes built the Fox News Channel into a ratings juggernaut, one that successfully presented a conservative alternative to mainstream news and garnered a large new audience in the Age of Trump.
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In a Party Filled With Cowards, Cruz Stood Apart Say what you will about Ted Cruz’s politics or personality, but it takes a special kind of chutzpah to stand up at a convention—in front of millions of viewers—and unfurl a comprehensive attack on the party’s nominee. It’s also unprecedented. On Wednesday night, Cruz gave a commanding and inclusive speech about conservative values. It was so good that the crowd forgot to boo until he was more tha
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Radiation levels in seabed off Fukushima ‘100s of times’ higher than prior to disaster – Greenpeace The amount of radioactive substances in seabed off Fukushima is hundreds of times higher than before the disaster, a report issued by Greenpeace reveals. The figures mean that there is absolutely “no return to normal after nuclear catastrophe” in the area. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Pokemon Go players risk all for their monsters Walk into a minefield, enter a military base or simply cross the road without looking: fans of Pokemon Go are prepared to do whatever it takes to capture the likes of Pikachu and its friends.
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Large Source Of Hydrogen Gas May Lie Near Slow-Spreading Tectonic Plates Under The Ocean New submitter pyroclast writes: According to research from Duke University, rocks forming from fast-spreading tectonic plates create hydrogen gas in large quantities. The tectonic alternation of hydrolyzed ultramafic rock to serpentinized rock has the byproduct of hydrogen gas. Science Daily reports: “‘A major benefit of this work is that it provides a testable, tectonic-based model for not o
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Terunobu Fujimori works with Kingston University students to create charred timber pavilion Graduate shows 2016: Japanese architect Terunobu Fujimori worked with students from Kingston University to create this tiered pavilion, which is clad in pieces of charred timber, zinc and chestnut wood (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Tina the Tyrannosaurus rex chatbot wants to teach your kids a thing or two Who says chatbots have to help you create a startup or ghost someone you don’t want to talk to anymore? For the next week only, Tina the Tyrannosaurus rex chatbot will speak to users of National Geographic Kids Facebook pages in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. You can also visit this Messenger URL to speak with Tina. The bot won’t automate tasks or change business an
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Nice authorities turn down police request to delete footage of fatal truck attack Nice authorities have turned down the request of French anti-terrorist police to delete footage from surveillance cameras and any other videos which captured the fatal truck attack on Bastille Day. Read Full Article at RT.com
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How to Schedule Instagram Posts on Time Using Buffer When you first log into Buffer dashboard, you can see your connected accounts on the left, along with the option to connect more accounts. This now includes a grayed-out button for connecting to Instagram. Clicking on that will open up the page listing the various social networks you can use with Buffer. The Instagram button is listed at the end. After clicking Connect, if you aren’t already logg
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Gorilla Glass 5 can survive a 5-foot fall A source of anxiety for many people is the fragility of their smartphone screens. For those who prefer their phone without impact-resistant screen protectors or a bulky protective case , Corning’s Gorilla Glass has you covered. The latest version is designed to brush off falls onto hard surfaces from shoulder height. .. Continue Reading Gorilla Glass 5 can survive a 5-foot fall Category: Mobile T
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Grass grows as a surprise source of hydrogen fuel The grass is always greener on the other side, as the saying goes, and this may prove especially true if a team of scientists can build on a promising early breakthrough. Researchers from Cardiff University have come up with a way to unlock hydrogen from fescue grass, raising the possibility of using turf to power life on Earth. .. Continue Reading Grass grows as a surprise source of hydrogen fue
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Poké Around With Citizen Science by Jennifer Cutraro By now, you’ve surely seen, heard about, or even joined the hordes of people wandering about outdoors, phones held right in front of their faces. In the two weeks since Pokémon Go’s release, there’s been much ado about the game: how it gets people outdoors, how it promotes physical activity, how it’s already sparked a robust community of haters, and the risks of playing the gam
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Five years after Breivik attack, BBC returns to Utoeya Five years since 77 Norwegians died at the hands of Anders Behring Breivik, the BBC returns to the island, Utoeya.
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Why are Nigeria pipelines blown up? A recent wave of militancy in Nigeria has targeted the country’s oil facilities damaging the industry, but what is motivating this?
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All the strange parts that make up the city with the world’s highest standard of living A lot of Antipodeans don’t realise this, but Australia’s capital city is not Sydney. It’s Canberra — the fair city that was man-made by a designer and his wife directly between Sydney and Melbourne because the two cities were fighting over the honour too much. This is a city that conspiracy theorists believe has occult symbolism built into its design, making it quite literally a hell mouth. A cit
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Top stories – France 24 65
French youth who died in police custody had ‘serious infection’ Violence erupted in the northern suburbs of Paris for a third night in a row on Thursday, with 15 cars set ablaze by residents furious over the death of a young man in police custody.
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Larung Gar: China ‘destroys buildings’ at Tibetan Buddhist academy Campaign groups say China has been demolishing buildings at Larung Gar, one of the world’s largest centres of Buddhist learning.
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Fact check: Donald Trump’s speech at the Republican National Convention “I will present the facts plainly and honestly,” Trump said. But did he? We counted dozens of factual claims in the speech, and fewer than half scored as true or almost true. But there were also plenty of falsehoods, misleading or disputed claims, or baseless accusations.
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Modern Interior Design & Furniture – Decoist 86
Think Green: 20 Vertical Garden Ideas There’s nothing like a vertical garden overflowing with lush plants! Vertical gardening is one of today’s top trends, and the good news for design lovers is that there’s a solution for every budget. Whether you have a vertical garden custom built for a wall in your home or you create your own out of plastic soda bottles, rest assured that you can cultivate a stunning display of greenery. Today we
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Reason.com Full Feed 400+
Police Debates Need More Policy, Less Emotion The latest debate over policing understandably has become an emotional one, following the horrific murder of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, and the deeply disturbing videos of police officers shooting men to death in Minnesota and Louisiana. Some conservatives say there’s a “war on cops” and are demanding a return to “law and order,” while many liberals believe the
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Brickbat: Creating Discussion The University of Wisconsin-Madison Multicultural Student Center held separate meetings based on race to discuss issues regarding race, including the deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling. The center held two meetings for white students and staff and two for students and staff of color.
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RT – Daily news 200+
World Bank fails to commit to human rights in new safeguard draft, upsets advocacy groups After a four-year review, the World Bank has come up with a final draft of new safeguard policies, meant to prevent it from funding harmful projects. The document fails to state a binding commitment to respect human rights, disappointing advocacy groups. Read Full Article at RT.com
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India launches massive search operation for missing military plane Ships, aircraft and a submarine hunt for an Indian air force plane which has gone missing with more than 20 people on board.
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arup engineers three-sided 57-storey skyscraper in mexico city the mixed-use torre reforma tower has been constructed using innovative solutions to handle seismic activity and serve as a dynamic addition to the city’s skyline. The post arup engineers three-sided 57-storey skyscraper in mexico city appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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Crave giveaway: Piper DIY electronics kit for kids – CNET Do your kids like playing Minecraft? This week’s giveaway lets young ones build their own computer, then teaches them about programming through the game.
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The Verge 100+
Google is selling businesses AI-powered language analysis on tap Google has fallen behind in the cloud computing market, outpaced by rivals like Microsoft and Amazon. However, the company hopes it can win new customers by offering not only computing power on tap, but also artificial intelligence. Earlier this year, Google announced its intention to offer cloud-based machine learning tools to customers , and from this week onwards, two of those APIS are going t
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BMW’s M5 Pure Metal Silver Edition is more than just a new paint job An exclusive new paint and a big engine boost comes to the M5 Photo: BMW Known as the Competition Edition in Europe, the new M5 Pure Metal Silver Limited Edition puts a highly complex, multi-layer paint on the high-performance sedan. Using a special application process, the paint combines a special effect pigment, a water-based paint system, and hundreds of thousands of aluminum flakes to give it
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NVIDIA’s new GPU beast, the Titan X NVIDIA reveals its most powerful graphics card to date Photo: NVIDIA No, that’s not the mothership from Independence Day. You’re looking at NVIDIA’s most powerful graphics card, the Titan X. The card is the result of a bet between hardware engineer, Brian Kelleher, and CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang, who Kelleher bet that he could manage to fit more than 10 teraflops of computing power on just one chip. He
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The Next Web 53
6 key tips to taking your business global If your business has seen successful growth in the US, it most likely will see success in other countries as well. And, you may want to lock up those markets, before some other company does. I recently met a startup that had successfully tripled its revenues – largely from the results of a successful international expansion effort and wanted to share those learnings with all of you. Pick your mar
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‘Pokemon Go’ launches in Japan under golden arches Despite being the true home of Pocket Monsters , until today, Japanese fans weren’t able to download the smartphone phenomenon that is Pokemon Go . As rumored, Niantic Labs’ game launches in Pikachu’s homeland with a promotional tie-in with McDonald’s (it’s already offering Pokemon toys with its kids’ meals in anticipation) and the app maker says more sponsored locales and events are on their way
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Microsoft’s canceled 3D Touch Windows phone gets reviewed Microsoft was planning to introduce its own unique 3D Touch feature for Windows Phones back in 2014. While we exclusively detailed 3D Touch and the existence of Nokia’s “McLaren” prototype device, Microsoft decided to cancel the flagship and focus on the emergence of Windows 10 for mobiles. Windows Central has managed to get access to a McLaren prototype , and it looks like a mix of Nok
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US Navy’s costliest-ever carrier USS Gerald Ford ‘unlikely to succeed in combat’ – leaked DoD memo Some of the USS Gerald Ford’s critical combat systems are “poorly reliable,” making the Navy’s most expensive warship ever built unlikely to be ready for naval warfare, a Pentagon report reveals. Delivery of the carrier is already well behind schedule. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Earthquake-resistant Torre Reforma skyscraper is built to last 2,500 years Arup collaborated with L. Benjamin Romano Arquitects (LBRA) to design Torre Reforma’s eye-catching triangular form that rises as the second tallest building in the city. The striking appearance was achieved with pre-tensioned double-V hangers that support the glazed facade. Concrete poured in 70-centimeter increments show off striations and variations in color. To make the most of Torre Reforma’s
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Mashable 200+
Indian lawmaker in trouble for recording Facebook Live video inside the Parliament An Indian politician is in the midst of a controversy for shooting a Facebook Live video that shows him entering the country’s Parliament in New Delhi, revealing the security measures in place. SEE ALSO: Facebook’s live videos can now be twice as long While the Member of Parliament (MP), Bhagwant Mann, has said that he shot the video to give his electorate a glimpse of the Parliament’s proceeding
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LG tipped to have foldable displays, smartphones in the works Although the media portrays Apple as Samsung’s eternal rival, the Korean manufacturer also has an equally potent competitor right in its own backyard. Samsung and LG have always gone head to head with one another in a rat’s race of who will come out first with the newest piece of technology. So it is no surprise that LG is now … Continue reading
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‘I was ready to die,’ says French motorcyclist who tried to stop Nice attacker A French motorcyclist who tried to stop the deadly truck rampage in Nice last Thursday has given an interview, dispelling reports that he had been killed in the attack.
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Mars navigation In order to precisely deliver the Schiaparelli landing demonstrator module to the martian surface and then insert ExoMars/TGO into orbit around the Red Planet, it’s necessary to pin down the spacecraft’s location to within just a few hundred metres at a distance of more than 150 million km.
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benedict redgrove documents the hypnotic manufacturing process of tennis balls the mechanical motions of the machinery create hypnotic textures and patterns that are pleasant and therapeutic to see. The post benedict redgrove documents the hypnotic manufacturing process of tennis balls appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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Magic Chef 3.5 cu. ft. Mini Refrigerator $99.88 Magic Chef 3.5 cu. ft. Mini Refrigerator $99.88
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The Consequences of Militarized Police Forces Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rss Big Government U.S. History Private Property The Consequences of Militarized Police Forces 0 Views On Thursday 7 July 2016 during a Dallas protest of the killings of Philando Castle and Alton Sterling an attack on officers tasked to watch left five dead and an additional seven hospitalized. Politicians offered up meaningless platitudes and appear to use the attack
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The Awesomer 82
Propel Star Wars Quadcopters Reserve | Link Licensed quadcopters based on the 74-Z speeder bike, the Millennium Falcon, the T-65 X-Wing and the TIE Advanced X1. Each quad is equipped with lasers and will have a game mode where three hits with a laser will make the quad land. More here . More Awesome Stuff: Massive LEGO Star Destroyer Tamiya RC Toyota Land Cruiser Deal: Micro Drone 2.0+ w/HD Video R2-D2 Life-Size RC Fridge De
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TechCrunch 63
In school or a recent grad? Get your cheap student tickets to Disrupt SF now Are you an undergraduate or graduate student looking to attend the best startup show in San Francisco? Student tickets to Disrupt SF 2016 are still available at the deeply discounted rate of just $300. These tickets were previously only available to students currently enrolled in school, but we’re now expanding their availability to all of the recent graduates out there. If you graduated… Read Mo
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Hacking poverty through mobile tech and social entrepreneurship In Silicon Valley the term “hacker” has evolved to connote high praise for someone particularly creative, ingenious and adept at finding clever new ways to accomplish a difficult task. And it’s with that framework in mind, rather than some of the other meanings that “hack” has represented over time, that I suggested during my recent TEDx talk that Pope Francis and… Read More
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Artisanal astronaut ice cream is one giant leap for tastebuds Astronaut ice cream (whose actual journey into space is widely questioned ) is that freeze-dried brick you bought on your eighth grade field trip to the space museum. It tasted like cardboard dipped in strawberry cough syrup. Now there’s a Kickstarter aimed at delivering not only the freeze-dried cool factor but also delicious goods. Astronaut ice cream goes gourmet Image: gastronaut ice cream SE
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A New Queens Building That Can’t Be Overlooked: A Library Standing at a 29th-floor window of a skyscraper on Third Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, Dennis M. Walcott was deeply impressed when he spotted the library The post A New Queens Building That Can’t Be Overlooked: A Library appeared first on Architecture Lab .
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Twitter can’t move forward until it decides what to do about harassment Twitter made an intriguing move earlier this week when it announced it would open its coveted blue checkmark to the public with an open application process . Although the announcement was cryptic, the company clearly wants to increase the number of verified users it has. As of Tuesday, there are only 187,000 verified accounts among Twitter’s 310 million monthly active users. So while the short-te
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This Discounted Fitness Tracker Lasts a Year Without Charging While not without its flaws , Garmin’s Vivofit fitness tracker is unique in offering a truly waterproof design, the ability to pair with a heart rate monitor, and most notably, over a year of battery life via a standard watch battery. When it launched a couple years ago, the tracker and an optional chest strap heart rate monitor would have set you back $170, but now, you can get both for just $47
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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – up to 40% off Apparel, Shoes, Accessories Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – up to 40% off Apparel, Shoes, Accessories
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Reason.com Full Feed 200+
Watch: Donald Trump Brings Up Ted Cruz’s Dad and Lee Harvey Oswald, Says He Doesn’t Want Ted Cruz’s Endorsement Donald Trump talked to volunteers in Cleveland on Friday morning to thank them for their help and pronounce the Republican convention and his speech a success. Trump also addressed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s speech Wednesday night, where Cruz, who finished second in the Republican primaries, urged delegates to vote their conscience and got booed. Afterward, Trump surrogates including Chris Chrstie, an
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Reason.com Full Feed 4
The Cleveland Police Union’s Contempt for Your Rights: New at Reason In the shadow of the Republican National Convention, the president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association signaled in no uncertain terms that he, and presumably the union of which he the head, was contemptuous of not merely one or two enumerated rights of the American people but of the very foundation of American government itself. Responding to the perceived threat of “open-carry&q
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A Monetary Policy Primer, Part 1: Money What, exactly, is “monetary policy” about? Why is there such a thing at all? What should we want to accomplish by it — and what should we not try to accomplish?
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A Monetary Policy Primer, Part 2: The Demand for Money How can a central bank manage a quantity without being certain just how to define, let alone measure, that quantity? How is it possible for the quantity of money supplied to differ from the quantity demanded? When those things do differ, how can one tell? Finally, just what does “the demand for money” mean?
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Can’t see the wood for the climbers — the vines threatening our tropical forests Instead of taking decades to recover, tropical forests are at risk of taking hundreds of years to re-grow because of lianas, which spread rapidly following extensive tree-felling. read more
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The Silicon Valley Cast Doesn’t Do Panels—They Do Improv Most Comic-Con panels are just cast and crew answering questions. But for the team behind HBO’s Silicon Valley-skewering show, it’s a comedy routine. The post The Silicon Valley Cast Doesn’t Do Panels—They Do Improv appeared first on WIRED .
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Ecologists create a framework for predicting new infectious diseases Ecologists are leading a global effort to predict where new infectious diseases are likely to emerge. In a new paper, they describe how macroecology—the study of ecological patterns and processes across broad scales of time and space—can provide insights about disease.
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Latest Science News — ScienceDaily 8
Researchers reveal cost-effective path to drought resiliency California needs to better prepare for droughts. A new study highlights the costs, benefits and obstacles of a possible solution — managed aquifer recharge.
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Lifehacker 100
Slice Tells You If Amazon Prime Is Worthwhile Based on Your Shopping Habits If you use Amazon enough, Prime Membership is totally worth it for the free shipping alone. However, it’s not a great deal for everyone. If you’re not sure whether your purchases justify the $99 cost of Prime, this calculator will tell you. http://lifehacker.com/is-amazon-prim… The calculator comes from the previously mentioned online shopping tool Slice . In order to work, the app needs to acces
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Lifehacker 42
Cut the Cord With an All-Time Low Price on Jaybird X2 Sport Earbuds Jaybird X2 Sport Bluetooth Earbuds , $79 Amazon’s virtual shelves are awash in $20 Bluetooth earbuds, but if you’re willing to pay a bit more for superior sound quality, Jaybird’s Wirecutter-recommended X2 sport earbuds have never been cheaper . In fact, today’s deal is actually $1 less than a highly publicized pre-Prime Day deal, albeit on a different color. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01
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Lifehacker 200+
The Most Common Vegetable Gardening Mistakes and How to Avoid Them You’d think you could just toss some fertilizer on your soil and let the plants do their thing, but taking proper care of your garden so that you actually grow decent vegetables can require a few more steps that beginners might not be aware of. This video from California Gardening takes a look at the ten most common mistakes. For example, using organic material to fertilize you soil isn’t somethi
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Dragnet to find Turkey coup plotters is harming academic freedom The autonomy of research and academic institutions in Turkey has long been under attack but is now facing an existential threat, says Caghan Kizil
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28-year-old arrested for threatening to visit Blizzard armed with an AK-47 A 28 year-old man named Stephen Cebula was arrested and indicted in Sacramento, California after sending multiple violent threats to Blizzard Entertainment. He was charged with making these threats against the company and […]
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Watch The First Slurpee Delivery By Drone Aviation Man, it’s a hot one drone delivers slurpee…
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Columbus, Ohio focuses $40M DOT prize on transportation tech Columbus, Ohio recently snagged a $40 million prize from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for a series of proposals to use data and technology to reshape the city’s transportation system. The city of 850,000 beat out six other finalists in the DOT’s Smart City Challenge; the money will be matched by $10 million from Paul Allen’s Vulcan Inc. and $90 million the city raised from private
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Mashable 1K
3-month-old baby girl hears mom’s voice for the first time This week, 3-month-old Annabelle Lawrence, who was born deaf, was fitted with two hearing aids . Shortly after, she heard her mom’s voice for the first time. Understandably, Annabelle’s response really runs the gamut of emotion — she’s experiencing one of the five senses for the first time, after all. But there’s one reaction that stands out: her big smile. Anyway, is someone chopping onions in h
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Ars Technica 200+
Wild birds learn to recognize when humans ask for help finding honey A local honey hunter holds one of his trusty guides. (credit: Claire Spottiswoode) Humans and wild animals often help each other out, but the relationship is usually accidental. For example, birds of prey sometimes follow farm equipment through fields because the hardware flushes small animals out. Humans don’t help the birds intentionally, and we don’t gain anything from them. For truly cooperat
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DudeIWantThat.com 200+
Levitating CUP Zero Gravity Drinkware We’ve seen levitation around here before. A lot. In speakers . In lamps . In freakin’ bonsai trees . But the Levitating CUP still makes me Ooooh and Ahhhh because, well, it contains alcohol. In a dazzling and unforgettable show, the Levitating CUP levitates my tumbler of whiskey, my goblet of brandy, and my glass of beer. What can I say, you float my booze, you float my boat. I’m a simple man. Ch
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Digital Trends 9
‘Rocket League’ and ‘Gwent’ gear up for cross-play, but Sony hasn’t given the green light Rocket League creator Psyonix and Gwent ‘s CD Projekt Red revealed this week that both games are ready and willing to support cross-console multiplayer modes, and all that’s required to make that dream a reality is Sony’s approval. Microsoft previously stated that it would welcome cross-console multiplayer support for Xbox One games, and while Sony stated that it would be “happy to have the conve
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Digital Trends 37
Artists can sculpt real objects from virtual clay with ‘Medium’ for Oculus Rift Will virtual reality change the way sculpture and other art is created? Oculus thinks so, and today is showing off several pieces created by its modelling software Medium to prove it. There are some adorable robots, a classic Samurai, and even a collection of DC comics characters you can check out now at ComicCon. The Rift is mostly a gaming device, at least for now, but Oculus is thinking bigger
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How Jaguar Land Rover is designing cars that will drive better than you Jaguar Land Rover, maker of some of the most engaging and luxurious vehicles on today’s roads, is developing technology that promises to turn your car into the most aware and accurate driver on the roads of the future. A car that’s perfectly in tune with its surroundings, never distracted, and always connected. While that sounds like the plot of a science-fiction sitcom, the transformation is hap
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SpaceNews.com 90
Vector Space Systems plans 2018 first flight of small launch vehicle WASHINGTON — A startup developing a small launch vehicle says it’s on schedule for a first launch in 2018 after completing the acquisition of another small launch company. Vector Space Systems announced July 20 it had completed the acquisition of Garvey Spacecraft Corp., a California company that has been working for more than a decade on small launch vehicle concepts. That company’s founder and
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Motherboard 100+
Guccifer 2.0 Claims Responsibility for WikiLeaks DNC Email Dump On Friday, Wikileaks dumped nearly 20,000 apparent emails from members of the US Democratic National Committee (DNC). Shortly after, the pseudonymous hacker Guccifer 2.0, widely believed to be the work of Russian intelligence, said they were behind the breach. “Yeah man,” Guccifer 2.0 told Motherboard in a Twitter message when asked to confirm whether he was responsible. Guccifer 2.0 also tweeted
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Motherboard 82
Trippy Neural Coding Turns NYC Into Impressionist Art Generations of artists have found inspiration in New York City’s vibrant, frenetic streets. From Alfred Stieglitz’s photographs to Edward Hopper’s realism to the ephemeral graffiti of Keith Haring—the city has been immortalized through countless mediums. Now, a team of developers led by VFX artist Danil Krivoruchko has discovered a new way to envision NYC: through neural coding. GIFs: Vimeo/ Dani
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Motherboard 18
Who Said It: Trump or a Bot? The last thing anybody would compare Donald Trump to is a robot. Unhinged outbursts and bizarre non sequiturs have become a hallmark since he began his bid to become the Republican nominee for president last year, despite the alluringly consistent internal logic of his xenophobia and hatred. It’s all so very terrifyingly, tragically human. But in an interview with the New York Times’ David Sanger
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Freedompop Talk + Text + Data/mo + Kyocera Hydro Vibe Smartphone $50 Freedompop Talk + Text + Data/mo + Kyocera Hydro Vibe Smartphone $50
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Environmental studies: the schools being powered by nature Children learn better when the outdoors comes into the classroom – and the benefits extend beyond academic achievement The post Environmental studies: the schools being powered by nature appeared first on Architecture Lab .
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Computerworld 8
4 signs it’s time to look for a new job Everyone has a bad day at work now and then, but when those bad days start to outnumber the good ones, it’s time to consider looking for a new job. As the economy continues to improve, there’s no reason to stay with a company that’s struggling to survive, or to settle for a role in which you’re not happy, says Howard Seidel, Partner at executive leadership and career consulting firm Essex Partner
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Similarities Unite Three Distinct Gene Mutations of Treacher Collins Syndrome Scientists at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research have reported a detailed description of how function-impairing mutations in polr1c and polr1d genes cause Treacher Collins syndrome (TCS), a rare congenital craniofacial development disorder that affects an estimated 1 in 50,000 live births.
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United Nations using Google technology to fight climate change ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — New Google-powered software will help the world tackle problems related to climate change, deforestation and food production, a United Nations agency said on Friday, as it presented its revamped online platform. Open Foris, U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) software, uses high-resolution satellite images to monitor the environment and changes in land
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Why You Should Always Put Your Oxygen Mask on First “I don’t want to die.”That’s what Destin from Smarter Every Day says as his oxygen level drops dangerously low and yet he’s completely unable to put his oxygen mask back on to save himself because his brain isn’t functioning properly. Destin went to NASA to test what it’s like to be inside a depressurized cabin in an airplane (that’s when the oxygen masks drop down) to find out why you have to pu
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Striking Terracotta Façade Welcomes You at the Energy Efficient Akanaka Modern homes in South East Asia definitely have a dynamic that is distinctively different from houses both in Europe and America. Bringing together traditional aspects of Indonesian home design and contemporary design principles borrowed from the west, the Akanaka by RAW Architecture is all about maximizing space and energy efficiency. Nestled on an 800 square meter lot in Jakarta, the expansive
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Geek.com 500+
Michael Caine officially changes his name because he’s sick of airport security You’ve probably dealt with annoying airport security, and so has actor Michael Caine. His problems have gotten so bad that he’s changed his name… to Michael Caine. Most people (including airport security) are […]
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The 2016 Cadillac ATS-V is a wonderful car for smartphone-obsessed drivers Cadillac ATS-V Cadillac was once the standard of the car world, but a couple decades of missteps, like the ’80s Cimarron and ’90s Catera (Opel or Vauxhall Omega for those in Europe), sent luxury buyers to more refined European automobiles. But Cadillac sought to fix its reputation of being the car of choice for your grandparents with sharp styling and European refinement. The start of Cadillac’s
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Reason.com Full Feed 32
Friday A/V Club: The Contested Convention You Were Promised Since we’re squeezed between two political conventions this weekend, I thought I’d post HealtH , a Robert Altman satire from 1980 that has yet to get a proper home-video release. The film is about the backroom machinations at a health-food convention, where a group called “Happiness, Energy, and Longevity Through Health” is selecting a new president. It’s uneven but enjoyable in that sp
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e! Science News – Latest science news 1
Borrowing from pastry chefs, engineers create nanolayered composites Adapting an old trick used for centuries by both metalsmiths and pastry makers, a team of researchers at MIT has found a way to efficiently create composite materials containing hundreds of layers that are just atoms thick but span the full width of the material. The discovery could open up wide-ranging possibilities for designing new, easy-to-manufacture composites for optical devices, electroni
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Top stories – France 24 100+
Britain sees first signs of slowing economy in wake of Brexit vote Britain’s economy was battered by the Brexit vote last month and faced a “dramatic deterioration” in activity as orders dried up and business investments were canned, key data showed Friday.
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Coolest Gadgets 5
The Clairasonic Mia 2 helps clear up complexions When you meet someone new for the first time, the place you’re both going to look at the most is the face. That being said, it’s no wonder that we worry about keeping our teeth white, hair in check, and a complexion free of blemishes or breakouts. When we have a glowing, clear face, we not only feel more confident in dealing with others, but it helps us to feel better about ourselves. It’s hard t
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Pokémon Go: Curbed’s Architecture and Design Edition Brutalism, PoMo, Eiffel Tower—oh my Pokémon Go has really taken the world by storm since the popular mobile game, an Android and iOS app, arrived earlier this month. Pokémon Go hasn’t just been a trip down memory lane for fans of the franchise (though it definitely has been that); it’s also been a boon for cities across the U.S, which have seen increasing numbers of people exploring plazas, parks
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Lifehacker 100+
The Kanex MultiSync Keyboard Looks Great, Connects to Multiple Devices Easily Over Bluetooth Most of us have more than one device in our lives, whether it’s multiple computers, or just a laptop and a tablet or phone. Kanex’s MultiSync Aluminum Keyboard can connect to all of them, switch between them seamlessly, and still rid your desk of wires and excess clutter. Kanex sent over the MultiSync to try out a few months ago, and it’s turned into my primary keyboard at the office (mostly for
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Dell U2717D UltraSharp Monitor Review Dell U2717D UltraSharp Monitor Review Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site The Dell U2717D UltraSharp is the latest entry into one of the company’s longest running line of monitors, and this time it’s back with the company’s other patented screen-assist, InfinityEdge. The nearly bezel-less design gives the U2717D a sleeker, more futuristic look that not many other monitors can match, but wi
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Airsspu Hi-fi Stereo Earbuds Noise Isolating Wired In-Ear Headphones w/ Mic $5.99 Airsspu Hi-fi Stereo Earbuds Noise Isolating Wired In-Ear Headphones w/ Mic $5.99
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CNET News 200+
These are the Star Wars drones you’re looking for – CNET The Millennium Falcon takes flight in your living room, thanks to dronemaker Propel. Best yet, it shoots lasers.
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CNET News 22
Assassin’s Creed dev seeking suggestions about in-game economy from fans – CNET You can now give your thoughts to Ubisoft about how the series has handled economies.
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CNET News 500+
Pokemon Go player: I caught all Pokemon in the US – CNET One New York-based player of the insanely popular mobile game claims he’s caught ’em all. (But the Mewtwo is still at large.)
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CNET News 21
The 404 Show 1670: the last VCR, Elon Musk’s masterplan, Facebook Aquila, Comic-Con (podcast) – CNET Today Justin Yu brings along the sad tale of the last VCR. We’ll also breakdown Elon Musk’s vision of the future, Facebook’s WiFi drone test flight Aquila and the current state of Comic-Con.
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Pokemon Go dev hopes game can make the world a better place – CNET “We wanted to build a game that would inspire people to go outside, get exercise, discover new places, and have fun with their friends.”
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Slashdot 26
China Wants To Be a Top 10 Nation For Automation By Putting More Robots In Its Factories An anonymous reader shares a Reuters report: China is aiming for a top-10 ranking in automation for its industries by 2020 by putting more robots in its factories, the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) said. China’s push to modernize its manufacturing with robotics is partly a response to labor shortages and fast-rising wages. But the world’s second-largest economy still has far lower rob
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SILCA T-Ratchet and TI-Torque Titanium Tools Preorder now at Kickstarter.
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The Awesomer 12
Nonstop: Air Chair Link Dancer Marquese “Nonstop” Scott never ceases to amaze us with his smooth-as-butter moves. This time out, he uses his skills to seemingly defy gravity and create furniture out of thin air. The track is Stwo’s Her (Majid Jordan Edit) . More Awesome Stuff: Musical Matchboxes MB14: Gangsta’s Paradise Virtuoso: Liquid Paper Firebending Gravity
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New white paper showcases the future of space robotics Autonomous robots capable of walking, swimming and climbing, will replicate insects, birds, animals and even humans on future missions of space exploration within decades, according to a new UK-RAS Network white paper led by Professor Yang Gao, Head of STAR Lab at the University of Surrey. Space Robotics and Autonomous Systems: Widening the horizon of space exploration also reveals that the rapid
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Status update: The rise of the social-media extortionist If you’ve read recent headlines about high-profile tech CEOs getting hacked, you probably felt a stab of dark amusement at the thought of internet fat cats finally getting a taste of what the rest of us have had to drink. A single group, called OurMine , has managed to catch Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg , Google’s Sundar Pichai, Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer, AOL’s Steve Case and, most recently, Twitter CE
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Obama administration offers loan guarantees for electric vehicle charging stations The White House has just given a boost to the e-car business . Unless you live in an area of the U.S. with plentiful electric vehicle chargers, buying an EV is a nonstarter, or at best a tough choice. Even if you can charge your car at your house, who wants to face the prospect of needing a tow home if you run out of juice? A wide and dense network infrastructure of electric car charging stations
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August 2016 Product Briefs: Lighting
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A Day of Adventure in the LuftAuto Safari 911 In case you don’t remember the LuftAuto Safari 911, it’s a a Porsche rally-inspired racer built with a lot of blood, sweat and tears on the canvas of a 1985 Porsche 911. The car raised over $250,000 at auction for the Autumn Leaves Project for pancreatic cancer research and ended up in the hands of […]
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Venus Is Messing With Halley’s Comet If you’re waiting for Halley’s comet to show up exactly 75 years after its 1986 appearance, you may be disappointed. The ball of ice has an orbit that varies by months or even years. And new research suggests that Venus is responsible for the comet’s variations today, rather than the more massive planet Jupiter. “Comet Halley has been observed throughout history, all the way back to 240 BC by
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TechSpot 10
Demand for Microsoft’s huge Surface Hubs has exceeded expectations If a product gets delayed twice and has its original selling price raised by $2000 you might expect it to be a flop, especially when many in the industry claim nobody wants one. But it seems that Microsoft’s giant Surface Hub is proving the critics wrong.
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Facebook activates Safety Check in Munich amid ongoing shooting situation UPDATED July 22 3:52 p.m. PT Facebook activated its Safety Check on Friday as an ongoing operation enveloped the streets of central Munich. SEE ALSO: Facebook activates Safety Check for Nice after truck rams into parade Amid reports of three men with firearms on the loose, the city’s underground network was shut down, heavily armed police patrolled the streets and authorities warned people to ste
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Nanowerk Nanotechnology News 39
Individual gold atoms can help generate clean fuel
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Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories 8
Google, Facebook and Apple draw hordes of tech tourists Move over, Alcatraz; clear some way, cable cars; and back off, Mickey: Silicon Valley is giving San Francisco and other Golden State attractions a run for their money when it comes to drawing hordes of tourists.
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Deals 20
There’s Nothing Wrong With Buying Your Adult Self a Mini Basketball Hoop For $11 I don’t care how old you are; mini basketball rings hoops are irresistible fun, and this highly rated model from SKLZ is just $11 right now on Amazon. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m gonna go work on my Tim Duncan bank shot. Read more…
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Come See the Softer Side of Snakes Viper Queens . Smithsonian. Wednesday, July 27, 8 p.m. Imagine the meeting at the Smithsonian Channel a few months back where all the programming bosses are sitting around, wondering what to air at the end of July when television would be dominated by back-to-back political conventions. And somebody jumps to his feet and shouts, “I’ve got it! How about a show on real snakes?” And thus w
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Feminism Meets Herpetology in Snake Documentary: New at Reason Imagine the meeting at the Smithsonian Channel a few months back where all the programming bosses are sitting around, wondering what to air at the end of July when television would be dominated by back-to-back political conventions. And somebody jumps to his feet and shouts, “I’ve got it! How about a show on real snakes?” And thus was born Viper Queens , a peculiar little exercise in an
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Nextbigfuture predicted near term transhuman scenario is nearing with IVF booming in China, embryo selection based on cellular characteristics and China’s first human CRISPR gene editing In 2014, I gave a talk at Transhuman Visions in 2014 where I said older Tiger Moms would be the driver of early adoption of genetic intelligence enhancement after the lifting of the One child policy in China. China’s One child policy was lifted just as embryo selection based upon intelligence for invitro fertilized (IVF) babies becomes possible and we are on the cusp of genetic engineering. Women
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Physics News 1
Ultrasensitive sensor using N-doped graphene A highly sensitive chemical sensor based on Raman spectroscopy and using nitrogen-doped graphene as a substrate was developed by an international team of researchers working at Penn State. In …
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Download the Chffr app for free to help self-driving cars learn Self-driving cars are undoubtedly part of the future of owning an automobile, and George Hotz’s company Comma.ai is making it easier than ever to get involved. Hotz’s Chffr app (available only to Android users for now) actually helps teach autonomous cars how to better drive and understand human behaviors while doing so. You simply download the app, mount your phone on your windshield and leave t
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VentureBeat 63
Why chatbots could save the Apple Watch before it’s too late It’s going to take more than a Volvo to save the Apple Watch. Yes, you can use the Watch to start your XC90 and adjust the climate settings. With a swipe, no less. Unfortunately, as IDC reported this week , sales have slipped on the device that was going to become the next iPhone-caliber hit but ended up being more like the Newton. It’s amazing how many people are holding out for this one, and I’
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Ten Top Images on Archinect’s “Minimalism” Pinterest Board In case you haven’t checked out Archinect’s Pinterest boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect Firm and People profiles. ( Tip: use the handy FOLLOW feature to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!) Today’s top images (in no particular order) are from the board Minimalism . ↑ LAGO_apartment in Milan,
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New NASA Goddard video shows one year time-lapse of Earth from space There have been a lot of developments concerning space lately, whether we’re talking about the study of exoplanets or catching glimpses of protoplanetary disks around young stars. Sometimes, though, it’s nice to be reminded of back home, our pale blue dot that is floating through this same universe that offers so much in the way of scientific discovery. A new … Continue reading
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New iOS 10 feature warns you about unsecured WiFi networks Hopefully by now you know it’s generally a bad idea to access unsecured networks over WiFi, but having a phone that warns you about the dangers when you’re on one is a great step forward for those that aren’t so tech savvy. iOS 10 will do just that. The danger of sending and receiving data over an open network can’t be understated. With relatively simple (and cheap) tools, hackers can intercept t
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Digital Trends 62
Feds are still pushing for self-driving cars If you’ve been wondering whether government support of self-driving cars has faltered, put that thought aside. Despite the May 7 fatal crash in Florida of a Tesla Model S with Autopilot mode engaged, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is not halting or even slowing down efforts to develop the technology, according to Reuters . “No one incident will derail the Department of Tr
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Levitating nixie clock makes time fly — or at least float Nixie tubes , the cold cathode displays which use wire mesh to display glowing numerals or other information, are pretty cool in their own right. But you know what’s even cooler? Using nixie tubes and magnets to create a unique, steampunk-inspired levitating clock. That’s exactly what Scottish electronics whiz Tony “Lasermad” Adams has built — and is now offering to customers in the form of a Kic
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No liquidity, no voice: The agony and the ecstasy of the Uber shareholder Being a shareholder in Uber is both the most brag-worthy and emasculating thing you can be in Silicon Valley right now. It’s the highest valued private company, not only of the mobile first era, but in Silicon Valley history. And yet, no one can sell their shares, and no one has a voice as they sit and watch this company raise more and more capital, putting off going public as long as it possibly
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Peter Thiel threw all of Silicon Valley under the bus for… that? When it was announced that Peter Thiel would speak at the RNC in Cleveland, a lot of people in Silicon Valley lost their minds.
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Is it “invalid” to ask whether sites women are on are also hurting women? At Pandoland, we had two intense conversations we had about the responsibility of social media companies on the world, and the two speakers couldn’t have more divergent views on the subject. Nancy Jo Sales, author of “American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers,” spoke first. I loved Sales book but found a lot of inherent tensions in it, and I tried to ask her about these…
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Making the megacity sustainable through IoT 32.6 trillion liters. That, roughly, is the amount of water annually lost through leaky pipes before it gets to homes, businesses and hospitals. Put another way, if you could detect those leaks and plug them, you could almost fill China’s Three Gorges Dam to the brim every year with clean, treated water.* The “leaky pipe” problem highlights one of the biggest challenges we face in the coming deca
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The Evo R by Hoka One One Reinvents the Running Shoe Evo R, the new running shoe from Hoka One One, breaks with tradition and reinvents the way that running spikes grip the track. Hoka One One reports that 60 percent of a track athlete’s time is spent making left turns. So they designed each pair of Evo R shoes to feature asymmetrical spike patterns. The idea is that the shoes […] Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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Trail Blazer: 15 Day Hike Essentials An array of great gear to get you out on the trails and atop that peak.
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Gadget Lab Podcast: Modular Smartphones Are the Future This week: Declining smartwatch sales, the modular future of smartphones, and Tesla’s big vision. The post Gadget Lab Podcast: Modular Smartphones Are the Future appeared first on WIRED .
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Metaphorically Speaking, Your Nervous System is a Dictatorship Except when it’s an oligarchy. Or a democracy. Or all three.
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Glif phone tripod mount redesigned with quick release lever Smartphone mounts come in two varieties: spring-loaded ones, which are easy to use but not very secure, and ones that have a screw to fix the phone in place but are slow to use. The newly rehashed Glif phone mount aims to offer the both of those worlds while eliminating their respective downsides. Its newest design feature a quick release … Continue reading
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An update to our comforter picks Brooklinen added duvet cover hooks to the All-Season Down Comforter and now offers a lifetime warranty, so we’ve promoted it from runner-up to top pick. [ Best Comforter ]
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‘Violent tendencies’: Texas officer brutally arrests female African-American school teacher (VIDEOS) Video footage has emerged showing a Texas police officer violently throwing an African-American woman on the ground, and a second officer telling her that whites are afraid of black people because they have “violent tendencies” and are “intimidating.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Wild Indian Elephant Dies Trying to Escape Captivity Maharaj died trying to break free, illustrating how Indian officials are often ill-equipped to deal with problem elephants.
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Wildlife Dying En Masse as South American River Runs Dry The Pilcomayo River in Paraguay is littered with dead caiman and fish carcasses as the government scrambles to find a solution.
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Microsoft releases iOS App Analysis tool for Windows Bridge Microsoft today announced the availability of the App Analysis tool for Windows Bridge for iOS. It’s a free web service that automatically analyzes source code to determine what will work with the Windows Bridge, an open source project for turning existing apps into Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps. “We want to make it as easy as possible to get started with the bridge — but until now, even
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Gross Algae Bloom Engulfs a Lake Full of Human Shit We’re in the dog days of summer, which means disgusting algae blooms are cropping up across polluted and poorly managed waterways all over the United States. The latest slime-covered coastline to grab national headlines? Utah Lake, and it seems that actual human shit is to blame. Read more…
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Unfinished Horsehide Trainers Price: $235-$265 | Buy First released in 2015, Epaulet will be making another 300 pairs of classic athletic silhouttes handmade in unfinished and undyed horse leather. The shoes will acquire a patina with wear, making your pair unique. Available as a running shoe, basketball shoe or tennis shoes. More Awesome Stuff: Tanner Goods Court Classic Mid Zonkey Shrunken Bull Samuel Hubbard Free Limited S
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Swarm of Bees Attempts to Consume Pickup Truck When bees swarm, a natural process when looking for a place to set up a new colony, they have the tendency to pick some strange locations as a temporary home. Case in point, this truck just chilling near a hotel in downtown Winnipeg. According to CBC News , bees tend to swarm when their current hives are too warm. Even though it’s a menacing sight, the bees are usually at their most docile during
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News: Shortlist highlights of the 2016 INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors If you’re all about interior design, keep your eyes on the INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors . Returning this fall , the just-as-popular sister event to the World Architecture Festival recognizes the very best projects in the international interior design scene from within the last 12 months. The “Fluid Interiors” theme this year will feature an in-depth series of talks that explore the effects
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Arnold Van Den Berg: “Experiential Wisdom on Value Investing” | Talks at Google
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Charge Laptops and Other Gear in the Car With This $20 Inverter Everyone should keep an inverter in their glove box for powering laptops and other electronics in the car, and this 300W model is a great deal at $20 . Read more…
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Ballooncam is literally a balloon with a camera on the outside Smile for ballooncam. Panasonic Ballooncam watches with its camera while it floats over stadiums playing videos and bringing joy. Panasonic Ballooncam is never sad. It has a projector inside. Panasonic Ballooncam is just a drone “enveloped in a balloon,” Panasonic says. It’s unclear whether ballooncam wants you to give it a hug when it powers down.
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Engadget 84
Scientists find a way to make cells respond to stimuli Through the use of synthetic biology researchers have been able to program cells to perform unique functions, like produce drugs in response to disease markers. In order to create more complex cellular circuits, several MIT engineers have now found a way to program cells to respond to a series of events. These cells can remember up to three different inputs and by using this system, scientists ca
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Mark Zuckerberg’s AI is already making him toast Mark Zuckerberg’s personal artificial intelligence is already toast…ing his bread. Since January, the Facebook founder and CEO has been working on an AI to help him at home and with work. “You can think of it kind of like Jarvis in Iron Man,” he wrote on Facebook in January. SEE ALSO: Senator pummels Mark Zuckerberg with questions about gun sales on Facebook Now, in an interview with
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Lifehacker 400+
Don’t Be Afraid of American Cheese American cheese has a bad reputation, especially among foodies and health-conscious folks. You might hear claims that it’s made of “plastic” or “chemicals,” but it turns out the truth is nothing scary. American cheese is just cheese mixed with melting salts and ordinary ingredients like milk. http://skillet.lifehacker.com/make-gooey-mel… Technically, makers can’t call it cheese, because it’s a mi
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Nanotubes help engineer attractive electrons A mechanism first predicted 50 years ago but never yet seen in a laboratory experiment could help make stronger and more exotic superconductors.
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Lazy travelers can ride this suitcase straight to the gate – CNET Walking is sooo overrated. Glory in the stares as you hop on Modobag’s motorized luggage and ride at a blistering 8mph to your final airport destination.
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AMD mulls a CPU+GPU super chip in a server reboot AMD emerged as a serious threat to Intel in servers more than a decade ago, but after a series of missteps and bad chips, the company’s server business is hanging on by a thread. Now, AMD is rebooting its server chip business with the upcoming Zen CPU, which will also be used in PCs. AMD is getting creative with Zen and considering merging the CPU with a high-performance GPU to create a mega-chip
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Tim Kaine Wouldn’t Do Much To Help Clinton Win The Election UPDATE (July 22, 9:30 p.m.): Hillary Clinton made it official Friday night, telling her supporters in a text message that she had chosen Tim Kaine to join her ticket. If Hillary Clinton chooses Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia as her running mate, as betting markets and journalists suspect, then in some ways, it’s a dull story. Kaine has traditional credentials, having served as Virginia’s governor bef
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Seven Conversations About Preventing Gun Deaths When editor Simone Landon first described FiveThirtyEight’s ambitious reporting project on gun deaths to me, she mentioned that there were seven main articles tackling seven types of gun deaths in America. As these things tend to go, that’s not exactly how the project ended up being structured, but we did have seven main writers who contributed. And over the past week on our podcast What’s The Po
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The Awesomer 5
Giveaway: Smart Home Bundle Enter Load up your home with the latest tech toys, including an Amazon Echo, Philips Hue White Starter Kit, WeMo Switch, Nest Thermostat, and a Skybell Wi-Fi Video Doorbell, valued at over $700 total. Just drop by The Awesomer Shop for your chance to win! (Ends 8/15/16) More Awesome Stuff: Men’s Mega Subscription Box Giveaway Giveaway: Beer Cap Maps Giveaway: New Apple TV Win: Sony PS4 Sports Bun
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Uber’s Fourth of July designated-driver program yields positive results Did you have good time on the Fourth of July? While the Independence Day holiday weekend is a wonderful time for celebration, unfortunately it’s also the occasion of many traffic deaths. According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are more deaths in vehicle crashes on July 4 than any other day. And in 2014 alcohol was a factor in almost half of the Independ
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NYC Looks Like an Amazing Acid Trip in This Stunning Video When you put footage of New York City through a neural network, you get a city that looks like beautiful, moving artwork. Danil Krivoruchko and his team started shooting the city with an iPhone 6 in 240fps but completely transformed the footage in post processing and the results are hypnotic. The skyline looks like a watercolor painting, the trains have hidden color and depth to them, and walking
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US job of the week: designer/architect at Merge Architects Our US job of the week on the new and improved Dezeen Jobs website is for a designer or architect to join the Merge Architects in Boston, which used pre-rusted steel to clad a family home (pictured). Visit the ad for full details or browse other architecture and design opportunities on Dezeen Jobs .
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RNDMWRK randomizes remote work with subscription spaces Toronto entrepreneur David King learned something over the past four months, doing random bringing people together for random dinners at restaurants in Toronto: Many of the people participating were freelancers and entrepreneurs, and many of them wanted somewhere to work more often than they wanted a dinner party. He already had the two ends to his double-sided marketplace, he just… Read More
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#PrayforMunich: World reacts to Germany mall shooting As details of the shooting in Munich continue to emerge, people have taken to social media to express their support and fear over the tragedy. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Ars Technica 62
Cable lobby set-top offer: No DVR requirement, no more compromises Comcast’s X1 TV system and apps. (credit: Comcast) The cable industry’s primary lobby group has provided more details on its counter-proposal to the Federal Communications Commission’s set-top box plan, and there’s at least one thing cable TV customers won’t like. A 33-page filing from the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) responds to questions sent by the FCC. Among othe
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Win a Rugged Hand-Held Oscilloscope A two-minute video may win you a handheld or a GoPro camera.
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Google Fiber Reminds People It’s a ‘Real Business’ An anonymous reader writes: While Google Fiber gets a massive amount of media hype (justly based on its disruptive speed and price point), the reality is that despite numerous city “launches” — not that many people can actually get the service. But while many ISPs and analysts have dismissed Google Fiber as an adorable experiment that will never impact them, many of these folks have bee
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These Virtual Reality Desktops Could Save You Money and Space Virtual Reality (VR) does more than immerse users in artificial worlds – it makes desktop monitors obsolete. From instantiating multiple virtual screens to providing artificial office environments, VR headsets pave the way to the future. As of mid-2016, at least six different VR desktop systems compete for users’ eyeballs – but not all VR desktops are created equal. Several competing VR desktop p
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Curbed – All 64
After Ikea: 8 Mid-range Furniture Stores That Won’t Break the Bank From scrappy upstarts to design-conscious brands What do you do when you graduate from Ikea ? Where should you shop when you’ve outgrown the DIY-attitude of easy assembly and flat-packed transport, when your tastes (and budget) begin to expand, and your eye now better-trained to spot quality and timeless design over what is the obvious, ubiquitous choice? To assist you in your post-Ikea home furn
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TechCrunch 100+
Weekly Roundup: Elon Musk’s master plan, Peter Thiel speaks at RNC and iPhone 7 leak History was made this week in tech as Peter Thiel wowed the crowd at the RNC, Elon Musk exposed Master Plan Part Deux and we saw yet another iPhone 7 leak. Read More
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Gutter House The house has a naturalistic character, with its structure and covering being molded “in loco”, through the use of traditional construction techniques. The openings, exterior walls and other similar elements were designed and executed by local professionals, with no predominant
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TechCrunch 100+
Car breakdowns reach record high despite boost in auto technology In spite of the progress of car tech overall, the number of vehicles breaking down is actually spiking. According to Fortune, the American Automotive Association (AAA) tended to a record-high 32 million drivers with vehicle breakdowns last year. The main causes? A lot of flat tires, but also electronic keyless ignitions that sapped batteries and more. AAA also found that relatively… Read More
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Lifehacker 48
Here’s a Rare $50 Discount on Nest’s Newest Thermostat Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Gen , $199 The newest , big-screen Nest Learning Thermostat 3.0 is down to $199 today on eBay , which is a match for the best discount we’ve ever seen. These don’t go on sale all that often, so if you have one on your wish list, I wouldn’t hesitate. http://gizmodo.com/nests-got-a-ne… Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy somethin
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Lifehacker 100+
How Do You Keep Your Stuff Safe on the Beach? Hitting the beach is a time honored tradition in the summer, and when a heat wave is driving temperatures up, it’s often the only way to stay sane. But once you’re there, we want to know: how do you keep your stuff from getting stolen? If you’re in a group, it’s easy enough to have one person stay behind and keep an eye on keys, clothes, and whatever else, but that’s not always doable. Over on at
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VentureBeat 44
Baidu quietly launches TalkType, an Android keyboard with fast speech input Baidu, the Chinese search giant, has quietly released an early preview of TalkType , a virtual keyboard for Android devices that lets you use your voice as your main input method. All you have to do is hit the microphone icon in the middle of the keyboard and start talking, and Baidu will quickly and fairly accurately dictate what you’re saying. Think of it as a speech-first alternative to the Go
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Perkins Eastman Update SOM-Designed Laboratory at the University of Chicago Southwest Facade After. Image Courtesy of Perkins Eastman Perkins Eastman has released plans for a two-story expansion and redesign of the SOM -designed Laboratory for Astrophysics and Space Research at the University of Chicago campus in Chicago , Illinois . Construction on the 63,500 square foot building has just begun, and once completed, will serve as the renewed home of the University’s Depa
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Max Pump Powered by a rechargeable, Li-Ion battery, the Max Pump provides about 90 minutes of inflating power for your air mattress, fishing float or inflatable toys. Weighing less than half a pound, it is ounce-for-ounce, the smallest yet most powerful pump in the world. For purchase information, Click Here
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ReadWrite 22
Philadelphia preps for its Smart City Challenge Philadelphia has announced a goal to create a large multi-purpose wireless network — called the “ Smart City Challenge ” — that will depend on public-private partnerships to address the digital divide and enhance existing operations and services. Site of the upcoming Democratic convention, Philadelphia has frequently been recognized for placing among the top municipal governments for the utilizat
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BMW Titan Motorcycle Concept It’s just a concept. But what a concept it is. Designed with runs at the land speed record in mind, this BMW Titan Motorcycle Concept is an angular, air-swallowing ode… Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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Prometheus Design Werx’s SHADO Pack puts tactical-grade functionality into a rugged outdoor pack Photo: Prometheus Design Werx What if you took the versatility and functionality of a tactical bag and threw it into the perfect outdoor pack? That’s what you get with Prometheus Design Werx’s newest bag, the SHADO Pack. The bag is made from a rugged 500D Cordura, which is more than suitable for demands of the outdoors and everything else. It’s also built to be accessorized to your personal prefe
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Mashable 36
Strangers band together to save a man’s life A driver lost control of his car when a book flew up from the back seat and into his vision. A group of strangers came to the rescue. Read more… More about Mashable Video , South Carolina , Strangers Helping People , Real Time Video , and Us World
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Police officer body slams black teacher, violent arrest caught on camera Breaion King, 26, opened her car door in a parking lot on June 15, 2015, but was immediately told to get back inside. Austin police officer Bryan Richter approached and told her he’d pulled her over for speeding. Moments later, he ducked into her car and grabbed at King, who wailed in protest. Richter yanked King up and threw her onto the asphalt, forcing her hands behind her and shouting that sh
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Bugatti Chiron: High-speed beauty – Roadshow We took a close look at the new Bugatti Chiron. It’s pretty, fast and…pretty fast.
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CNET News 52
Would you drink 63-day-old milk? Scientists would – CNET Your cold milk could hang around a lot longer with the help of a new treatment process that radically extends its shelf life.
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A $99 add-on that promises to bring 3D sound to standard headphones 3D sound, it’s, ahem, all around you. From the look (or, rather, sound of it), hardware startups are convinced that the effect is set to be the next big thing in consumer audio, and Kickstarter, accordingly, is littered with headphones that promise a more immersive listening experience akin to the recent VR boom. Most companies went ahead and built the technology directly into a pair… Read More
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Summer Skincare Savers : Conquering the heat, sweats and tears with these gentle, effective products The dog days of August are just around the corner. Helping with melting makeup, accidentally-too-long naps in the sun, overzealous air conditioning and more are these skincare savers we now can’t imagine our daily routines (and Summer Fridays…… Continue Reading…
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Build Your Own Raspberry Pi-Powered Telescope Telescopes are great, and while you can snag a decent one for relatively cheap, making your own is always more fun. If you don’t mind putting in a bit of effort, Make walks you through making your own with a 3D printed case. Their guide is based on PiKon and you’ll find the bulk of the official directions over on Dropbox . Once you get all the parts 3D printed somewhere and find a PVC pipe, you j
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Subtech Pro Drybag Taking sensitive, high-tech gear like camera equipment & computers out on the water is a gamble. But if that gear is packed into a bag like the SubTech Pro drybag, it’s a lot safer. The 45-liter drybag features airtight dual zippers & an internal inflation system that provides shockproof protection for everything inside. It is made of tough 460D TPU material & completely waterproof to
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Do We Choose What We Desire? | Christof Weinhardt and Margeret Hall | TEDxKIT A dilemma in future smart cities with tremendous effects on citizens’ wellbeing is the unconscious tradeoff between short- and long-term goals. At the same time, Generation Y is changing the institutional landscape by not only demanding flat hierarchies, but integration in collaborative, cooperative decision-making processes. Using micro-economic theory, we discuss the mechanisms behind participa
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Science and Technology for Supporting Decisions in Natural Disasters | Bijan Khazai | TEDxKIT Disasters such as earthquakes, typhoons and floods have devastating impacts on a community’s ability to thrive. Actionable decisions to prepare for, respond to and recover from natural disasters require a personalized understanding of risk. Most existing catastrophe risk assessment models consume huge amounts of time and data and are costly to use. They are commonly applied for assessment of high
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Uncertain Predictions for an Uncertain World | Rafaela Hillerbrand | TEDxKIT The ballpark figure of the expected global warming has not changed since the 1970s. And still, mankind spends enormous amounts to improve climate models in order to reduce the uncertainty about our future. Humankind is like a rabbit caught in the headlights when it comes to dealing with uncertain information. But the future is and will remain uncertain. How we are capable of acting nonetheless is
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KOSKI Augmented Reality Building Block Game Combining magnetized wooden building blocks and an augmented reality iPad app, KOSKI is a constructive game that allows players to build physical structures and add digital details like trees & waterfalls to create 3D environments where characters interact. For purchase information, Click Here
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Mashable 36
Hillary Clinton’s Democratic National Convention will be all about the texts It appears the slogan of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign is: Gotta text ’em all. Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, will reportedly announce her pick for vice president via a text message to her supporters on Friday, one day before the two are scheduled to appear together for the first time on the same ticket. Clinton is already known as the texter in chief , but th
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The New Yorker’s Snapchat is mesmerizing Tapping through my Snapchat stories one afternoon, I was arrested by a rudimentary doodle. “This Week’s Cover” it said in neon scrawl. This simple snap was everything I didn’t know I needed in my life. SEE ALSO: This Snapchat feature can tell you if your crush is into you Since then, The New Yorker ‘s Snapchat stories have become an obsession for me, a singular piece of high art among a cluttered
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Could this 16-lens 360 camera be the future of live television? If there are two trends in video right now, they are 360 and live broadcasts — one camera is looking to not only do both, but to do them with quite a bit of flair. The Live Planet camera claims to be the industry’s first all-in-one 360 live broadcast system that’s capable of high-resolution video. The camera also boasts 4K resolution and 16 lenses. Related: Lenovo rumored to be working on a live
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Violence in Munich, Tim Kaine VP Speculation Grows, Jon Stewart Takes on Trump: P.M. Links Several people were killed in a shooting at a McDonald’s in Munich, Germany. The attackers are still at large. Some progressives aren’t happy about Hillary Clinton’s likely VP pick, Sen. Tim Kaine. DNC delegates who support Bernie Sanders are adopting a “wait and see” attitude regarding the upcoming convention . Jon Stewart let loose on Donald Trump in an interview with Stephen Colbert.
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Home & Office : Patterns of the Universe Math Coloring Book Mathemagical. In Patterns of the Universe , 57 different designs from the natural world are reproduced in black and white for you to color. And while kids may enjoy this and learn something, it’s really intended for adult lovers of mathematics. $14.99
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Malicious computers caught snooping on Tor-anonymized Dark Web sites Enlarge / A map of hidden services directories detected as malicious. The trust of the Tor anonymity network is in many cases only as strong as the individual volunteers whose computers form its building blocks. On Friday, researchers said they found at least 110 such machines actively snooping on Dark Web sites that use Tor to mask their operators’ identities. All of the 110 malicious relays wer
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Playmobil MTB & BMX Stop Motion Link Artist Karim Rejeb loves to make stop-motion animation using Playmobil figures, such as this crazy highlight reel of tiny mountain bikers and BMX riders doing tricks both indoors and outdoors captured from a variety of angles. More Awesome Stuff: OSSA Battery Life A Fixed System My Life in Monsters LEGO Captain America 3
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5 Habit Changing Flowcharts You Can Make in a Few Minutes Flowcharts are powerful tools. You can use them to streamline your work and your life or to make important life decisions. But, did you know you can even use them to create or remove habits in your life? The first step in making or breaking a habit in life is making the decision to do so. Once you’ve decided that change is important to you, you can make it happen. If you’ve made the decision to a
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Hospital Establishment for Dependent Senior Citizens / A+ Samuel Delmas A+ Samuel Delmas delivered a Hospital Establishment for Dependent Senior Citizens on the site of the former laboratories of the Broussais Hospital … The post Hospital Establishment for Dependent Senior Citizens / A+ Samuel Delmas appeared first on Architecture Lab .
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IoT and cameras: Going from smart to intelligent Eyes are considered to be the most powerful human sense. The equivalent technological tool is an intelligent video camera that can observe, analyze and act on provided information. This technology is know as Intelligent Video Analytics or Video Content Analysis . Vendors such as Cisco and IBM are key companies in the market. Internet of Things (IoT) technologies are only beginning to integrate in
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Deals 5
Finally Try Out a Clicky Mechanical Keyboard For Just $32 You’ve probably heard a lot of fuss about mechanical keyboards lately, and if not, you’ve at least heard the clicking. If you’re curious to try one yourself without dropping a bunch of money, here’s an entry level model for $32 (with code HEATWAVE) from Monoprice, one of the best prices we’ve ever seen on any mechanical keyboard. Read more…
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Pokémon Go is doing a lot of good, here are 3 surprising ways “What are they doing?” That was the question an older woman, probably around 70 or so, asked me yesterday. She was pointing to a group of 18-ish boys and girls near a YMCA, the biggest (and, so far, only) Pokestop in the city where I live. Without exception, the teens were all staring at their smartphones. “They’re playing Pokémon Go,” I replied. The lady… Read More
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Concrete Floor in Kyoto Apartment Features Cracks Filled With Gold Resin In a nod to a traditional technique used in Japanese pottery Now here’s a novel fix: This trapezoidal apartment in Kyoto uses golden resin to fill in cracks on the concrete floor. Designed by Tokyo-based architecture firm TANK , the Xchange Apartment, a “drab old flat”-turned-artists’ guesthouse, incorporates elements of traditional Japanese pottery. Kintsugi is a technique that was use
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Grassy Trampolines Are Appearing in Siberia’s Tundra There’s trouble brewing in Siberia. Or, should we say, bubbling. As the Siberian Times reports, researchers working on a remote island off the coast of Siberia stumbled upon an unusual sight: In some places, the normally solid tundra is turning into a grassy trampoline. The cause of the wobbly patches is likely due to climate change. Permafrost Unleashed Much of the ground in Siberia is permafrost
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HOK envisions flying hotel pods that can access remote holiday destinations Global architecture firm HOK has created a conceptual proposal for a fleet of drones that would serve as a portable hotel , enabling access to far-flung locales (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Run Android OS on the iPhone Run Android OS on the iPhone Haimawan and its subsidiary Jijia today announced the official launch of MESUIT, a case that lets you run Android OS on the iPhone. MESUIT is the world’s first and only one smart hardware that runs Android OS on iPhones in the form of an app and supports one-key hot swapping. Users can have both iOS and Android OS run simultaneously on one device. TBA · BUY
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PlayStation 4 was top selling U.S. console in June Sony’s PlayStation 4 was the top selling game console in the United States in June, according to NPD Group, the same honor it had in May and months before it. Microsoft, meanwhile, has bragged that the Xbox One hit 1.2 billion gaming hours in June, a milestone of its own representing a doubling of gaming hours versus the same month … Continue reading
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A.I. needs to mature before it can replace customer service agents GUEST: The unveiling of the Facebook chatbot platform has created a veritable maelstrom of activity in Silicon Valley. Every day, a new article either bemoaning the digitization of communication or celebrating the simplicity of automation, weighs in on this phenomenon. Is 2016 the year of the chatbot? Undoubtedly. But will 2017 be? Will chatbots prove to be the Google of A.I.? Will they replace o
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This Week’s Most Popular Posts: July 15th to 22nd This week we continued the pursuit of pokémon with some more advanced tactics for catching your favorite monsters. Meanwhile in non-augmented reality, we learned about the current political conventions, how to jailbreak a Kindle, which foods are dangerous for cats, and more. Here’s a look back. The Pokémon Go Trainer’s Advanced Tactics Handbook You’ve tossed a few PokéBalls, caught a few Caterpie
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A Look at the New Star Wars Toys Coming Our Way, From Rebels to Rogue One Star Wars might not have a big panel at San Diego Comic-Con this year, but that doesn’t stop the new toys—arguably just as important as the films at this point!—from making the news. Hasbro just unveiled a bunch of new figures, all the way from the original movies and prequels, to Rebels , and a tiny glimpse of what’s coming with Rogue One . Read more…
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UW-Madison Spinoff Keeps an Eye on Weather as It Returns to Madison MADISON — Understory, a company spawned by two University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate students in 2012, designs and deploys flocks of miniature weather stations that create an unprecedented level of detail on measures such as wind, hail and rain.
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This Retractable Backpack Brings Your Camera to You A backpack’s a great way to carry a bunch of stuff while keeping your arms free. That’s why they can be a great photography accessory. The fact that it’s always out of reach on your back is annoying, though. This is surely why Wolffepack has created a photography-focused pack you can access without having to remove it. Hidden in the Wolffepack Capture’s right shoulder strap is a release cable tha
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Digital Trends 22
Seagate offering ‘Gears of War 4’-themed portable hard drive for Xbox One Hardware manufacturer Seagate announced that it will produce a limited edition, Xbox One-optimized portable hard drive for the upcoming launch of Gears of War 4 , giving players more options when it comes to storage and transport of downloaded games and other console data. Designed with input from Microsoft and Gears of War 4 developer The Coalition, the drive will feature distinctive Gears of Wa
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Digital Trends 11
HTC reportedly plans to serve up Vive-branded desktop PCs from HP Taiwan-based HTC initially started off as a notebook manufacturer in 1997, and then immediately jumped into the business of creating touch-based handheld devices like smartphones and, eventually, tablets. Its virtual reality headset, the HTC Vive, seemed to come out of nowhere earlier this year, and now the company is reportedly backing up its sudden success in the VR sector by introducing Vive-b
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Beam up into a $1.5 million Star Trek home theater How much would you spend on a home theater set-up? $1,000? $5,000? How about $1.5 million? That’s what one Trekkie dumped into his personal theater, modeled after the Enterprise D from Star Trek: The […]
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MasterCard Is Buying the Core of the British Payments Infrastructure Mastercard has agreed to purchase a controlling stake in VocalLink, the payments processor that handles most payroll and household bill processing in the UK. The American payment giant will be paying up to $1.14 billion. Fortune reports: According to MasterCard MA, the deal would create “the first true combination of the traditional person-to-merchant cards business with a clearing business.&
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RT – Daily news 200+
Refugees in Serbia stage hunger strike, demand Hungary opens border (VIDEO) Hundreds of refugees from Asia and Middle East marched through the Serbian capital, Belgrade, on their way to the Hungarian border, launching a hunger strike to demand free passage to Western Europe. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Surveillance capitalism, robot totalitarianism’: Oliver Stone lashes out at Pokemon Go Director Oliver Stone used a presentation of his upcoming film about Edward Snowden as an opportunity to speak out against the augmented-reality mobile game Pokemon Go, which has been downloaded more than 30 million times in a fortnight. Read Full Article at RT.com
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David Duke, former Ku Klux Klan leader, to run for Congress David Duke – a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan – launches a campaign for an open seat in the US Senate amid a rise in racial tensions.
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More than half the world is still offline While it may seem like half the world is chasing Pokemon right now, the other half is not even on the Internet. About 3.9 billion people, or 53 percent of the population, will still be offline at the end of this year, the International Telecommunication Union estimates. Even in Europe, the most connected region, 20.9 percent of all people aren’t online. In Africa, the least connected continent, 7
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Pokémon Go sets new App Store record for most downloads in its first week Augmented reality sensation Pokémon Go has been downloaded from the App Store more times in its first week than any other app in Apple’s marketplace history. The feat was first reported by Polygon and has been confirmed by Apple, we’re told.
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Giant Mountains on Venus May Help Explain Bizarre Clouds 4,500-meter range pushes watery clouds upward in the strange “Fountain of Aphrodite” phenomenon — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Jalopy Price: $13 | Buy | Link Currently in alpha, Jalopy is a first-person game where you drive around 1960’s Eastern Europe selling contraband. More than just a driving simulator, the game is about the experience of a road trip and of owning a (dilapidated) car. More Awesome Stuff: DIY RC Hot Rod The Drive: Custom Cars & Their Builders 2016 Top Gear (Trailer) LEGO Land Rover Concept Forza Motorspo
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Build a Smart Umbrella Stand That Alerts You When Rain Is Forecasted You have all sorts of tools to let you know when it’s going to rain, but if you really want to make sure you’re prepared, Device Plus has a guide for creating a umbrella stand that sounds an alarm if you try to leave the house without your umbrella when rain is in the forecast. The brain here is a Raspberry Pi, but the system works because of a sensor that sets off an alarm when you open the door
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Digital Trends 59
Robots demolish a site deemed too hazardous for workers Robots demolished a power station in the U.K. this week, but don’t worry, it wasn’t Skynet becoming self aware. The whole thing was planned, by humans. While robots aren’t usually relied upon for demolition work, in this case the site had been deemed too hazardous for humans after four workers were tragically killed when one of the buildings partially collapsed. In the aftermath, a 160-foot exclu
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Digital Trends 11
Looking to track earthquakes on your own? Do it with the Raspberry Shake Was that a tremor you just felt? You don’t have to be a seismologist to answer that question; at least, not if you have the Raspberry Shake . Branded as a “professional grade personal seismograph” that makes use of a “geophysical sensor coupled to a modern digitizer and ARM processor,” this pint-sized (actually, even smaller) seismograph sits atop any Raspberry Pi board. The technology in this ti
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Digital Trends 10
3DR flies its Solo drone to new heights in bid for commercial business Robotics firm 3DR became a household name thanks its popular Solo drone for aerial photo enthusiasts, and now the company hopes to copy that success in commercial markets. Thanks to partnerships with Autodesk and Sony, 3DR has begun offering full-service solutions to enterprise customers. Initial clients are in the construction and surveying industries, but 3DR plans to extend into agriculture, i
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Digital Trends 11
Microsoft’s Dream Job partners will help you prepare for your next position Do you love your job? If not, Microsoft wants to help you find a job you do love by using its products. The OS and productivity software mega force partnered with digital print and design company Moo and sponsored career expert Maxie McCoy to give people access to tools and inspiration to find their ideal jobs, according to Microsoft . To take full advantage of the tools and suggestions in the pr
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RT – Daily news 100+
Shocking moments as Munich gunman opens fire on crowd caught on video The terrifying and dramatic moments one of the suspected shooters went on a rampage outside a shopping mall in Munich has been captured on video, leaving viewers reeling. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Executive Director of Open Architecture Collaborative responds to lawsuit against Architecture for Humanity Whatever the outcome, we will learn from their actions. I am confident that those who committed wrongdoing will be held accountable, and that any malfeasance will come to light. I am also confident that the final story will adequately celebrate all the good that AFH did. Garrett Jacobs , executive director of the Open Architecture Collaborative , responded to the $3M lawsuit against AFH via a sta
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Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine 100+
Packable device keeps mosquitoes away in the boonies Beyond heated insoles , Thermacell makes a variety of battery-powered gadgets for outdoor lovers, among them a line of mosquito repellers. The company is preparing to launch a lighter, more compact repeller designed to go deeper into the wilderness. The packable Backpacker Repeller drops Thermacell’s mosquito-fighting technology into your pack so you can easily carry it to even the most faraway b
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Video of Evaporating Booze Droplet Looks Like a Tiny Planet
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Hernia surgery gets the 360-degree interactive treatment In 1955 an estimated six to nine million people in the US watched the live broadcast of open heart surgery on a child with a heart malformation. On July 28, 2016, a partnership between GIBLIB, Livit and 360fly will make it possible for medical professionals and the public alike to view a live hernia surgery from just about anywhere in the world, and from a 360-degree interactive point of view. ..
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Gizmodo 400+
What the Hell Is This Freaky Mutant Google’s AI Made? Look at the dog-hand. Look at it. Were you on the internet yesterday? Do you remember Graham, the wide, fleshy, multi-nippled creature of your nightmares disguised as a way to raise awareness for road safety ? Of course you do because HOW COULD YOU FORGET ABOUT GRAHAM: Hellllllooooooo (Image: Victoria’s Transport Accident Commission) Well, Twitter user and all-around mindfucker Bryce Durbin has,
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The Illusion of Truth Link Veritasium talks about cognitive ease, which is our tendency to prefer ideas that are familiar and simple. The challenge is to be self-aware about why we think something is true or good, and whether it’s a no-brainer or requires further thought. More Awesome Stuff: Film Budgeting 101 The School of Life: Self-Esteem The Physics of the Theremin Brendan O’Neill: Our Duty to Offend What If You S
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Quirky-Chic Amsterdam Restaurant Brings Elements of Rainforest Indoors Highly stylized and oh-so cool Studio Modijefsky is back at it again with its wacky restaurant designs , this time in Amsterdam, where the Dutch interior architecture firm has created a tropical forest-themed environment filled with foliage, hanging mobiles, and a green color scheme in a space that was previously a gym, a cafe, and a bar. The interior design firm infused Bar Botanique Cafe Tropiq
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This AI can analyze an image and create an appropriate soundtrack We’ve seen… er, heard, Google’s artificial intelligence engine, Tensor Flow, help project Magenta compose original music in stunning fashion. Now, it’s time for Google’s Chinese counterpart, Baidu, to give it a shot.
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Edward Snowden At Comic-Con: ‘I Live a Surprisingly Free Life’ An anonymous reader writes from a report via The Guardian: Director Oliver Stone talked to whistleblower Edward Snowden in front of an audience at a question and answer session on Thursday evening. He compared Snowden’s anxiety over his own appearance in his Snowden biopic film “Snowden” to that of Donald Trump, who was cut from one of his films six years before. Snowden replied: “I
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Remains of the Day: OneDrive Can Now Detect Your Images of Pokémon A lot of people are taking screenshots of their Pokémon Go catches, and if you gotta save them all you might backup your photos to OneDrive. Now the storage service can recognize and identify monsters in screenshots for easy searching. OneDrive could already intelligently sort your images based on their contents, and now it even recognizes individual monsters in Pokémon Go screenshots. You can ev
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Amazon is planning midnight deliveries for a ‘secret product’ Amazon has a planned not-so-secret midnight delivery event set for July 31, but it’s not saying what product is so important that it’ll get special delivery hours. News surfaced via the company’s Flex drivers who were notified in an email about the upcoming change in drivers’ schedules. Whatever the product is, Flex drivers will be delivering it in supported regions … Continue reading
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Digital Trends 33
Robotic camera dolly upcycled from a wheelchair and other parts Virtual reality is all the rage these days, but 360-degree video is pretty hard to capture. Without an expensive robotic dolly, videographers are stuck with either leaving the camera in one place and hiding, or including themselves in the picture – unless, of course, they happen to have some crazy DIY skills and the right parts lying around. Eric Beck said that he didn’t want to drop as much as $
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Elon Musk Wants to Make Solar Tech Lustworthy. Smart Move In the near future, installation costs and solar cell efficiency won’t be what keeps people from going solar. It’ll be looks. The post Elon Musk Wants to Make Solar Tech Lustworthy. Smart Move appeared first on WIRED .
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RT – Daily news 500+
‘Heinous act’: US condemns Munich shooting, vows ‘all support Germany may need’ The White House has condemned the Munich shooting “in the strongest terms” with President Obama pledging his support to Germany. Hillary Clinton has also said she is “monitoring the horrific situation” in which at least nine have been killed. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Proyecto Chacras: a house built in ten days with only recycled materials Built in a scant ten days, “Proyecto Chacras” is described as “pop-up productive housing.” The 30 square meter home was designed by Natura Futura Arquitecture and Colectivo Cronopios out of donated materials and tools, with volunteer labor. Located in Chacras, Ecuador, it houses a family who lost their previous home in an earthquake last April. The structure has a concrete and brick base that sup
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VentureBeat 58
How A.I. and chatbots can help retailers create unique in-store experiences In case you haven’t noticed, there’s yet another major shift in technology . This one has to do with the A.I. and chatbots that help us in our daily lives and at work. They offer many advantages, but adjusting to them has been no easy task. Despite some of the massive advancements we’ve made in tech, it’s clear we’re still in an “adjustment period” — with A.I., in particular. Natural selection is
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Comcast To Offer Pay-As-You-Go TV, Broadband Service An anonymous reader quotes a report from DSLReports: Comcast plans to roll-out prepaid cable TV and internet services later this year in portions of Illinois and four other states. According to a company announcement, Comcast’s Xfinity Prepaid Services lets users sign up for TV or internet services and renew service for seven or 30 days at a time — instead of paying by the month. A one-time setup
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Paul Hirzel lifts home above Idaho river to evade flooding and snakes Idaho-based architect Paul Hirzel has completed a house raised high above the ground to avoid surging waters and snake infestations in the rural town of Juliaetta (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Digital Trends 11
Activists ask Apple to ditch patent for remote iPhone camera deactivation A month ago we shared with you a patent from Apple that detailed a method by which iPhone cameras could be disabled during “sensitive events.” While the idea sounds grand for concertgoers who don’t want to see thousands of phones in the air, not everyone is on board with the idea of Apple being able to censor any sort of recording, no matter where it is. Users of the online activist platform Care
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Shop Picks | Our Favorite Store Releases This Week Our favorite store releases for the week of July 22nd, 2016 Photo: Acne Our picks this week cover some of the most stylish sun protection available to the perfect wallet for the discerning minimalist. First up is the Acne Howard sunglass (above) from their Fall/Winter line, which updates the aviator in a large format shape, no nose bridge, and French construction. $410, acnestudios.com 3sixeen x
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Event: The Plant Show Event Date: Jul 29, 2016 – Sep 11, 2016; Event City: Brooklyn, NY, US “The Plant Show” Curated by Simran Johnston July 29 – September 11, 2016 Opening reception Friday, July 29, 2016, 7–10pm 99¢ Plus is pleased to present The Plant Show, an exhibition of objects made by contemporary artists with the function of bringing plant life into the home. The Plant Show is the second in a series of exhibiti
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Snowden hopes new biopic makes you care about your privacy While San Diego Comic-Con attracts a number of high-profile names, it was still surprising to see Edward Snowden’s face beam down at a small cinema audience just a few blocks away from the chaos of fans celebrating fictional heroes and villains alike. “I don’t think anybody looks forward to having a movie made about themselves, particularly someone who’s a privacy advocate,” said Snowde
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Issa Bill Would Kill A Big H-1B Loophole ErichTheRed writes: This isn’t perfect, but it is the first attempt I’ve seen at removing the “body shop” loophole in the H-1B visa system. A bill has been introduced in Congress that would raise the minimum wage for an H-1B holder from $60K to $100K, and place limits on the body shop companies that employ mostly H-1B holders in a pass-through arrangement. Whether it’s enough to stop the
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Kaiser Permanente Foresaw Health Data Was King Kaiser Permanente saw value of healthcare data early on. An interview with Dr. John Mattison, chief medical information officer, Kaiser Permanente, Southern California, tells why.
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TechCrunch 400+
Running at 150,000 RPM, this tiny motor could help satellites keep on course The future is small in space: picture Cubesats the size of toasters and Femtosats an inch across crowding the skies. A newly invented motor that’s both tiny and powerful goes hand in hand with that vision, providing compact spacecraft with the ability to adjust their position without using a drop of fuel. Read More
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Digital Trends 16
How to use Photoshop’s Face-Aware Liquify for work or play In Adobe’s latest update to Photoshop, the photo-editing software that has dominated the industry for so long that its name is now interchangeable with editing in everyday speech, the firm introduced a featured called Face-Aware Liquify. For those unfamiliar with Photoshop, Liquify is the tool most professional retouchers and photographers use to reshape a subject’s body (slim an arm, fix a smile
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Mashable 5K
Trump’s favorite bands really don’t like Trump The gaffe-ridden Republican convention came to a triumphant end Thursday night with a flurry of balloons, fireworks and the unmistakable riff of Free’s classic “All Right Now.” As the party danced the night away and others celebrated the end of the longest nominee acceptance speech in the last four decades, a pinned tweet on Free singer Paul Rodgers’ Twitter page made his feelings about
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Is Donald Trump Good for America? Watch Matt Welch on Tonight’s Stossel! Tonight at 9 p.m. on Fox Business Network, television host and Reason.com columnist John Stossel will air a live show assessing what we’ve learned about the GOP, America, and maybe even ourselves after the bizarre Republican National Convention in Cleveland. I shall be a guest throughout, along with conservative Tammy Bruce and progressive Christopher Hahn . Should be a hoot; tune in!
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Robert Higgs: The State is too Dangerous to Tolerate Our week-long Mises University begins this Sunday night, and all keynote lectures will stream free via mises.org/live or our Facebook page. The week kicks-off with Tom Woods Sunday night, followed by Judge Andrew Napolitano Monday evening. So plan on tuning-in: the full schedule is here! Dr. Robert Higgs delivered one of our most popular and most-watched Mises U speeches in 2013, a terrific expos
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RT – Daily news 500+
Fewer prayers, ‘more action’: ‘Predictable’ social media reaction to Munich attack angers netizens While police continue their search for those behind the deadly attack in Munich, people have taken to the web to not only air their sympathies, but for many to rage against the web’s predictable response each time. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Chrysler recalls 410k vehicles to replace wiring harness Fiat Chrysler is recalling about 410,000 vehicles locations in the United States, Canada, and beyond due to potential issues with some wiring harnesses. The 2015 Chrysler 200, Jeep Renegade, Ram ProMaster City vans, and more could all potentially suffer from an electronic issue related to the wiring and some software, both of which will be updated/replaced as part of this … Continue reading
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What’s the Difference Between a $5000 Guitar and a $150 Guitar? I think the moral of the story (to my peasant ears, at least) in comparing a $5000 Martin D-42 guitar vs a $150 Motion TD-107 guitar is that if you know how to play the guitar, you can make any damn thing with strings sound good. But if you have better ears for audio quality than me, listen to Paul Davids compare the two guitars and see if you can hear the difference in sound. And if you can, is
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VW Has Emissions-Cheating Fix Ready, Says Report An anonymous reader writes from a report via Portland Press Herald: Volkswagen plans to fix the engines that were rigged to cheat on emissions tests by updating computer software and installing a larger catalytic converter to trap harmful nitrogen oxide, according to two dealers who were briefed by executives on the matter. The dealers said that limited details of the plan were made public last we
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Digital Trends 65
Gaming PCs are weaker than you think, but that’s okay! As any PC gamer will tell you, the urge to build the beefiest, most extravagant system is a strong one. They dream of a massive machine with the latest processor, two — no, four of the latest GPU, eight full memory slots, and gallons of liquid coolant pumped through 100 yards of fluorescent tubing. Its appeal is hard to deny, but what a lot of users, especially outside the hobby, don’t understand
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WIRED 100+
The New Ghostbusters Is Full of Missed Opportunities In the new ‘Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy’ podcast, the panel discusses the ways director Paul Feig’s movie could’ve been better. The post The New Ghostbusters Is Full of Missed Opportunities appeared first on WIRED .
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BBC News – World 500+
Sun, sea and Brexit Cyprus is a divided island where EU law does not apply in full – a useful example for pro-EU Scotland, the BBC’s Laurence Peter reports.
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Gizmodo 100+
Seeing Friction Welding in Slow Motion Is Like Watching Stars Form Friction welding already looks out of this world. I mean, watching two pieces of metal forge together through friction as they turn bright space orange? Awesome. But seeing friction welding in slow motion? That’s when we find out how truly spectacular the process is. The little sparks flying off the metal blocks look like stars being formed.
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Mashable 500+
Google is giving away free gas between LA and Vegas Good news for California and Nevada drivers this weekend: Google is offering up free gas for two days between LA and Las Vegas. Yes, really, free gas. The giveaway is part of a promotion around its new Google Maps app and includes free burgers and coffee for drivers making the schlep between the two cities. SEE ALSO: Google Maps now lets you add multiple stops to your trip The free gas (up to 10
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Man of Many 5
Devialet’s Gold Phantom Speaker is the Future of Sound Last year, award-winning French tech start-up Devialet brought the world a technological tour de force that blew away critics and music industry heavyweights alike – the Phantom wireless speaker. Devialet’s ‘implosive sound centre’ (as they like to call it) was lauded for the unbelievable power and clarity of sound produced by a unit barely bigger than a bowling ball, thanks […] Visit Man of Many
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3 Dark Floors Types And 26 Ideas To Pull Them Off Dark floors done right are a perfect idea for any space in any style. They can be amazing in a minimalist, modern, art deco, shabby chic and any other interior; dark floors can create a contrast or make a statement. Let’s have a look at the most popular dark floor types. Dark Wood Floors Dark wood floors are perhaps the most stylish and eye-catching ones. Polished black wood floors are perfect fo
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RT – Daily news 500+
Nationalist or terrorist? Contradictory accounts tackle Munich attack motives As a shooting rampage keeps Munich on edge, the German city is trying to make sense of who could be behind the attacks and what their motives were. Differing witness accounts point to either Islamists or nationalists, while still too soon for conclusions. Read Full Article at RT.com
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A blanket of smoke from fires in Siberia is so huge it can be seen from nearly 1 million miles away in space It’s a tad faint, but a smudge of smoke is clearly visible in the image below, captured by a spacecraft in deep space The Deep Space Climate Observatory spacecraft hovers between the Earth and Sun, keeping a constant eye on our planet’s sunlit side from about a million miles away. Yet even from that extremely distant vantage point (called Lagrange Point 1), DSCOVR’S camera was able to discern a br
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Auto Industry Publishes Its First Set of Cybersecurity Best Practices chicksdaddy quotes a report from Security Ledger: The Automotive industry’s main group for coordinating policy on information security and “cyber” threats has published a “Best Practices” document, giving individual automakers guidance on implementing cybersecurity in their vehicles for the first time. The Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC) released the A
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These Are The Programs ISIS Uses To Remain Anonymous Online Image: Shutterstock There’s a big push among ISIS members to enhance technical knowledge, specifically of software that could be used to counteract surveillance. According to a new report released Friday, discussion among jihadist forums proliferates the circulation of manuals and tutorials on how to use VPNs, proxy services, and other tools, and keeps up to date on the latest in software. The re
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RT – Daily news 66
‘Unconstitutional’: Civil liberties group takes on copyright rules Arguing that rules under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act are unconstitutional, the Electronic Frontier Foundation is challenging the US government on behalf of two plaintiffs. Read Full Article at RT.com
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RT – Daily news 100+
Donald Trump ‘sounds like he would use NATO’ — Ron Paul to RT (VIDEO) Former congressman Dr. Ron Paul spoke with RT to offer his non-interventionist perspective on both Donald Trump’s nomination acceptance speech and his foreign policy. Despite Trump’s rhetoric, Paul believes “he sounds like he would use NATO.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Left in no-man’s land Tens of thousands of refugees remained stranded in a closed military zone between Syria and Jordan, with conditions rapidly deteriorating, reports the BBC’s Yolande Knell.
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e! Science News – Latest science news 1
Newly discovered material property may lead to high temp superconductivity Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Ames Laboratory have discovered an unusual property of purple bronze that may point to new ways to achieve high temperature superconductivity. read more
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Trey Parker and Matt Stone explain why you should be excited for the ‘South Park’ video game Trey Parker and Matt Stone are certainly no strangers to video games (See: The Stick of Truth ). But the South Park creators are particularly excited about their new game The Fractured but Whole — think about it — out this December. The duo stopped by Comic-Con Friday evening for a wide-ranging chat about everything from how the show has changed over the years (Season 20 premieres in September) t
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Digital Trends 38
Mark Zuckerberg’s AI butler now manages his entire house, and makes him toast Mark Zuckerberg professed his drive to create an AI akin to J.A.R.V.I.S., Tony Stark’s personal assistant in Iron Man , at the start of the year. In a matter of months, it seems the Facebook founder is well on his way to achieving that goal. In a new interview, Zuckerberg reveals that his AI butler now lets him control his entire home and also makes him breakfast. “That’s actually easy,” he state
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Newswise: SciNews 1
Students Try to Overcome the ‘Yuck’ Factor in Bug-Eating 101 Food security is an issue of major concern along with climate change, as water supplies become scarce and the world’s population continues to grow.Combined, these factors are expected to stress the world’s agricultural capacity. But one solution may be right underfoot, so to speak.
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Sunny Coupons Saving For ILIFE Robotic Vacuum Cleaners 【Ended 15th, Aug】 If you are considering buying a robot vacuum, I bet you are “a little bit” outraged by the price tag of Roomba or Neato models which are of a high price. However, you couldn’t be more wrong, as today I’ll present the Beatles ILIFE Brand a great automated cleaning unit which is on sale for under $150. Here are all of the Robotic Vacuum Cleaner product Coupon collections for you. Promotion URL: htt
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University of Montana Research Unveils New Player in Lichen Symbiosis Dating back nearly 150 years, a classic example of symbiosis has been the lichen: a mutually helpful relationship between an alga and a fungus.
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DailyTech Main News Feed 13
Free Windows 10 offer ends July 29th, 2016: 10 Reasons to Upgrade Immediately Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system will no longer be available as a free download in less 7 days. After July 29th, Windows will cost you around $119 dollars. Anyone who still has Windows 7 or 8 should really consider making the move to Windows 10 before the deadline arrives.
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Kickass Torrents Clones Are Going to Keep Appearing, Aren’t They? Image: Screenshot Yes, yes they will. If you absolutely have to get movies and books for free, make sure you’re doing it responsibly. I’ve received multiple emails since the alleged owner of Kickass Torrents (KAT) was arrested on Wednesday concerning new clones of the popular piracy website. One appeared less than a day after the operation shut down the site, and of course, more have popped up. A
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The Week in Review: July 23, 2016 A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rss Big Government The Entrepreneur Media and Culture Strategy Political Theory The Week in Review: July 23, 2016 0 Views The Republican Party took over Cleveland this week as Donald Trump was officially made the party’s nominee. As expected, the convention failed to offer any real solutions to the problems we face. If Mr. Trump is truly dedicated to Making America Gre
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RT – Daily news 100+
Charles Kinsey shooting exposes troubled department, police union Charles Kinsey was lying on the ground, face up, with his hands in the air, when he was shot by a police officer. Now a closer look at the North Miami Police Department shows systematic negligence and improper training, falling short of state standards. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Help me!’: Judge gives go-ahead to family lawsuit after inmate dies A family’s lawsuit against an Oklahoma jail for the death of inmate Elliott Williams can go ahead, a federal judge has ruled. Williams was allegedly left in his cell for five days, where he died after a self-inflicted head injury. Read Full Article at RT.com
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BBC News – World 84
Turkey’s Deputy PM Nurettin Canikli warns of more arrests Turkey’s deputy prime minister says the plotters behind last week’s failed coup had infiltrated all ministries and more arrests will follow.
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RT – Daily news 200+
Feds nab ringleaders of $1bn Medicare fraud Federal agents have broken up a billion-dollar Medicare scam. Philip Esformes and two other defendants are accused of running the biggest Medicare fraud in the nation’s history. Esformes was arrested at his Miami Beach waterfront estate. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Guided missile destroyer USS Ross enters Black Sea to ‘strengthen regional security’ A US guided missile destroyer, USS Ross, equipped with the Aegis advanced missile defense system has entered the Black Sea and is heading to the Ukrainian port city of Odessa to join the international maritime exercises Sea Breeze 2016. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The Week in Review: July 23, 2016 A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rss Big Government The Entrepreneur Media and Culture Strategy Political Theory The Week in Review: July 23, 2016 0 Views The Republican Party took over Cleveland this week as Donald Trump was officially made the party’s nominee. As expected, the convention failed to offer any real solutions to the problems we face. If Mr. Trump is truly dedicated to Making America Gre
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The Beach Vault Relax a little more peacefully at the beach when you keep your valuables safely dry, protected, and out of sight beneath the sand in this ingenious beach safe. Click Here For Complete Details
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Roller Lowball Rocks Glass with Steel Chilling Balls A lowball whiskey glass with a unique shape that allows you to swirl the included frozen stainless steel balls around the bottom to effectively chill your drink without dilution from melting ice. Click Here For Complete Details
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U.S. asks phone companies to provide ‘robocall’ blocking technology (Reuters) – The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission on Friday pressed major U.S. phone companies to take immediate steps to make technology that blocks unwanted automated calls available to consumers at no charge. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, in letters to CEOs of major phone companies, said so-called robocalls, automated pre-recorded telephone calls often from telemarketers or scam ar
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School bus driver walks free after admitting to rape of 15yo student A Tennessee school bus driver who admitted to raping a 15-year-old student has dodged a jail term. Despite pleading guilty to aggravated statutory rape, he was sentenced to 10 years’ probation and registered as a sex offender. Read Full Article at RT.com
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5 Mind-Blowing Web Sites That Will Make You Go Wow The sheer amazement of a magic trick that fools you or a seemingly futuristic technology is a feeling that stays with you forever. You can’t wait to show it to others, marvelling all over again. The internet is filled with people from all walks of life. Naturally, the artists, magicians, technologists, and scientists like to use this medium to make you go, “Wow, how’d they do that?” Here are a fe
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Thermo thermometer measures temperature with just a swipe across the forehead Health technology company Withings has unveiled a thermometer that uses non-invasive methods to take children’s temperatures (+ movie). (more…)
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CNET News 93
Kaine you even? Tim Kaine could be the punniest VP pick ever – CNET Puns fly on Twitter as Hillary Clinton names Kaine her vice presidential candidate of choice. Or is that Kaindidate?
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Engadget 500+
‘Project Sonic 2017′ is coming to Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo NX While fans will celebrate the series’ 25th anniversary with a 2D throwback game in Sonic Mania , the Sonic Team ( Sonic Colors , Sonic Generations ) is working on something new. Tonight Sega dropped this teaser trailer for “Project Sonic,” which is due for the 2017 holiday season on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo’s NX . Everything in the trailer is CG, but it does indicate that we
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Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine 92
Tiny 1970s-era EV captures world speed record … after a few modifications If you had to guess the street-legal electric car with the quickest quarter-mile time, the Tesla Model S P85D or Rimac Concept One might immediately pop to mind. What wouldn’t pop to mind, even if you exhausted every electric vehicle you could think of, is the Enfield 8000. That’s partly because you may never have heard of it, but mostly because 8-hp mini cars from the 1970s are rarely in the run
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WIRED 300+
Mining Black Hole Collisions for Hints of the Elusive Axion The physicist Asimina Arvanitaki is thinking up ways to search gravitational wave data for evidence of dark matter particles orbiting black holes. The post Mining Black Hole Collisions for Hints of the Elusive Axion appeared first on WIRED .
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Meet ‘Graham’: How we might look if we evolved for car crashes Graham is a sculpture of how humans would need to evolve to survive low-impact car crashes.
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Popular Mechanics 2
Data visualisation of earthquakes across the globe Did you know that over 1 million earthquakes occur every year? Check out this visualisation of earthquakes with magnitudes greater than 4. The brighter the dot, the larger the earthquake. Video credit: 422 South The post Data visualisation of earthquakes across the globe appeared first on Popular Mechanics .
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Physics News 1
Snell’s law for spin waves measured at long last Law deviates from that governing light and could lead to “magnonic” devices of the future.
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TG Daily 1
Tinder Goes Social, Pointing Fingers at Facebook The popular dating app now lets you connect socially with people just to hang out at events.
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Digital Trends 20
Twitter is now the home of college sports live-streams thanks to Campus Insiders deal Barely a week has passed since Twitter announced its live-streaming deal with Pac-12 Networks , and it is already adding hundreds of additional college sports live games to its lineup. Twitter’s latest partnership is with Campus Insiders, a digital platform that broadcasts live events on its website, smartphone apps, and across a range of streaming devices. As part of the deal, Twitter will live-
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TG Daily 2
Snowden Working With MIT on Spy-Proof Phone Case The standalone phone case will alert the user if their phone is being tapped.
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Dezeen 13
This week, Renzo Piano teased images of his NY tower and sliced the height of the Paddington Pole This week on Dezeen: Renzo Piano Building Workshop released new images of its 30-storey Soho Tower in New York this week, while the firm revealed a scaled-down version of its skyscraper proposed for London. (more…)
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Mashable 100+
A guide to the baffling first 30 days of post-Brexit vote Britain LONDON — It’s been just one month since Britain voted to leave the European Union but it feels like a century of truly bonkers news has passed before our eyes. From David Cameron’s shocking resignation to the appointment of Boris Johnson as foreign secretary (!), the nation has experienced an endless stream of startling, often baffling, moments that made the majority of us shout “WHAT IS GOING ON
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Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories 10
Top cocoa grower Ivory Coast stung by caterpillar invasion Cocoa crops in the world’s top producer, Ivory Coast, are being ravaged by caterpillars but authorities are playing down the new scourge, saying they have it under control.
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Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories 14
Connected, self-drive cars pose serious new security challenges In a world where motor vehicles can be weapons and cars increasingly depend on internal computers and internet connections, automakers are under increasing pressure to find ways to guard against cyber-attacks.
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Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories 13
Philippines reviewing ‘crazy’ climate pledges: Duterte The Philippines is reviewing its “crazy” commitment to severely cut greenhouse-gas emissions in the Paris climate deal, new President Rodrigo Duterte has warned.
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RT – Daily news 9K
Erdogan shuts down 1,000+ private schools, 1,200+ charities, 15 universities Turkey’s purge of Gulen supporters continued on Saturday with the closure of hundreds of private schools, charities and other institutions suspects of links with the US-based cleric. Ankara declared a state of emergency after a failed military coup. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories 7
Olympics: Science in the starting blocks Faster, Higher, Stronger: Scientists, too, are doing their bit to make the Olympic motto real. Here are some potentially performance-boosting discoveries, just in time for the Rio Games:
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Top stories – France 24 200+
Erdogan to rid Turkish institutions of ‘separatist cancer’ after coup attempt Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has told FRANCE 24 that his country’s state of emergency, imposed in the wake of an attempted coup to oust him could be extended until he has rid Turkey’s “institutions of this cancer”.
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Physics News 1
Donuts in flight in first US-approved drone delivery With a chicken sandwich, hot coffee and donuts, aviation history was made Friday.
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TechRadar: All latest feeds 14
What is Microsoft’s Hololens actually like to develop for? While the likes of the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift might finally be getting into the hands of consumers after a lengthy wait, Microsoft’s headset, the Hololens , has been quiet of late. In fact, the headset didn’t even make an appearance at Microsoft’s press conference at E3 2016 . It’s not exactly surprising, since outside of a couple of tech demos such as Microsoft’s Minecraft demonstration fr
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Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories 78
Researchers discover how rope was made 40,000 years ago Prof. Nicholas Conard and members of his team, present the discovery of a tool used to make rope in today’s edition of the journal: Archäologische Ausgrabungen Baden-Württemberg.
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RT – Daily news 35
Don’t ‘say no to drugs’ in Germany! Rehab clinic masks illegal Scientology church Ad stands for rehab facilities with the particular slogan ‘Say no to drugs – say yes to life’ in Germany are under serious suspicion of being nothing more than a Scientology recruitment scheme, police warn. The sect is illegal in Germany. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Backstage With Maria Zakharova: Rt’S New Special Feature On International Diplomacy Read Full Article at RT.com
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New night of violence in Paris suburbs after death of black man in police custody (PHOTOS, VIDEO) At least 10 people have been arrested in a new night of violence over the death of a 24-year-old black man in police custody. Clashes between police and demonstrators left four officers injured and several vehicles ablaze. Read Full Article at RT.com
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VentureBeat 400+
Tesla reportedly modifying Autopilot driver-assistance software In the wake of a May fatal crash in which a Model S operating on Autopilot collided with a semi trailer, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has said he will not disable the system. However, it appears the electric-car maker is working on modifications to the company’s Autopilot driver-assistance software. Those changes will likely focus on Autopilot’s existing hardware, rather than adding components to t
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Fast Company 100+
Your Brain Makes You A Terrible Listener–Here’s How To Fix It When we hear a person’s words, we also try to imagine why they’re saying them. Most of us suck at this. Economics used to operate under the belief that people are rational actors. Behavioral economists came along and said that’s crazy—there’s no such thing as a rational actor. People make decisions for all kinds of irrational reasons. It turns out the same thing is true when we listen. Read Full
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Fast Company 100+
How To Get A Job In A Field You Didn’t Major In Your degree doesn’t chain you to a field for the rest of your career. Here’s how to use what you’ve already learned to try something else. To graduate on time, you probably needed to declare your major by your sophomore year. But by the time graduation rolls around, it wouldn’t be surprising if your career ambitions have shifted to something outside of your major. Perhaps an internship didn’t tur
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RT – Daily news 4K
Munich shooting not connected to refugees or ISIS, was inspired by Breivik – Bavaria police The Munich shooter had no connection to Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) or refugees. He was born and raised on German soil, Bavarian police chief told reporters citing preliminary results of a search of the gunman’s family apartment. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Scientific American 85
Health Gadgets and Apps Outpace Privacy Protections, Report Finds In 2009, Congress asked for recommendations on what to do about information that falls outside the privacy law known as HIPAA. Health officials released their report, but offered no suggestions — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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RT – Daily news 300+
5 costly Pentagon projects of dubious merit With the world’s biggest military budget at its disposal, even budget cuts leave the Pentagon with plenty of money to spend. Even so, a few of the organization’s projects cause serious doubts among its own members. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Death toll in Kabul suicide attack climbs to over 80 killed, more than 230 injured At least 80 people were killed and 231 injured when a huge blast rocked a mass demonstration in the Afghan capital, Kabul, the Interior Ministry has announced. The attack was claimed by terrorist group Islamic State. Read Full Article at RT.com
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WIRED 68
Back Up Your Phone While Charging It With This Spendy Cable A pricey little cable with a built-in storage module, Meem is an ingenious way to back up your photos, contacts, and text messages without the cloud. The post Back Up Your Phone While Charging It With This Spendy Cable appeared first on WIRED .
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WIRED 100+
Space Photos of the Week: These Galaxies Got a Warped POV Space photos of the week, July 17—23, 2016. The post Space Photos of the Week: These Galaxies Got a Warped POV appeared first on WIRED .
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RT – Daily news 74
‘Principle of collective punishment unacceptable’ – Gorbachev to IOC Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has sent a letter to the IOC criticizing its blanket ban on the entire Russian Olympic team. Gorbachev appealed on behalf of clean athletes, saying “the principle of collective punishment is unacceptable.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Scientific American 500+
Should Grit Be Taught and Tested in School? Social and emotional skills are starting to be taught in schools—but experts urge caution — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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ThisIsWhyImBroke.com 1
Tanto Punch Knife Look no further that the insanely portable tanto punch knife for a great everyday carry tool that can double as a self defense weapon. It’s crafted from quarter inch thick tool steel and complemented by a finger hold and wooden handle to provide a steady and secure hold. Check it out $230.00
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LEGO Wall Tiles Make any wall in your home or office LEGO compatible in mere seconds using these LEGO wall tiles. Each 10 x 10 inch tile comes with a special reusable adhesive backing you can easily stick onto any flat surface to create a vertical LEGO playing space. Check it out $20.00
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Aluminum Money Clip This aluminum money clip is the answer to keeping all your cash and cards organized without creating a huge bulk in your pocket. It features a robust aluminum construction and comes with an integrated track ideal for housing credit cards. Check it out $65.00
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3D Printed 9 Faced Head Shock and wow guests that step into your humble abode by having this 3D printed 9 faced head on display. Nine identical generic faces are placed side by side to create an image that looks like it jumped straight out of a horror movie. Check it out $20.00
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Modular Shelving System Keep your room organized without sacrificing precious space using this modular shelving system. After installing the plywood rails, you can easily slide a number of attachments like shelves, hooks, boxes, and cups depending on your storage needs. Check it out $75.00
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Automatic Beverage Chiller Chill a room temperature canned drink in just 60 seconds using this compact automatic beverage chiller. You simply add a bit of ice, place the can in the main compartment, and watch in amazement as this battery operated appliance cools your drink in 1 minute flat. Check it out $19.95
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Portable Console For PC Games Play your favorite PC titles on the go using this portable console for PC games. Though it’s only around half an inch thick, it boasts a powerful quad-core processor and can switch between Windows 10 and Android 6 so that you can also use it as a phone. Check it out $320.00
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Odor And Stain Repellent Apparel Live an active lifestyle without constantly worrying about smelling like death by dressing in this odor and stain repellent apparel. The clothing is designed to repel liquids, odors, stains, and won’t absorb sweat so you can wear it for days without stinking up the place. Check it out $40.00
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Giant Gummy Bear On A Stick Lollipops are old news, the new ‘It’ food-on-a-stick is the giant gummy bear. Equivalent to 137 regular sized gummy bears, this mammoth bear weighs approximately 225 grams and comes in one of many fruity flavors like cherry, orange, and pink bubblegum. Check it out $12.91
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Scientific American 80
Mummy Hair Points to a Low-Stress Life in Ancient South America Scant cortisol levels in mummified locks change ideas about pre-Hispanic Chile natives — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Cancel your weekend plans and go watch ‘Stranger Things’ – CNET The new Netflix series blends classic King and Spielberg to create masterful contemporary television.
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Extra Planets – Magnitudes II From 1 AU (exactly 149,597,870,700 metres by official definition) the Moon, at its brightest would have a visual magnitude of 0. The Moon, contrary to its lyrical likening to silver, is quite dark, reflecting only 13.6% of the light falling on it. If it was a perfectly reflective sphere its magnitude would be about -2.1 … Continue reading “Extra Planets – Magnitudes II”
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129 killed, 8.6 million affected as extreme rains flood China (PHOTOS) Some 8.6 million people have been affected by destructive floods and landslides caused by heavy rain in China, local media report. They add that at least 129 people have been killed and the death toll is likely to rise. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Munich shooter was a ‘demented individual with no political motive’ The teenage gunman who killed nine people in a shooting spree in Munich, Germany on Friday was obsessed with mass shootings and had no known links to the Islamic State group, according to city police.
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Coolest Gadgets 6
Scratchproof Nonstick Pan Set makes cooking easy Do you love to pitter potter around the kitchen? Some of us might feel that the hassle of actually going out to purchase the necessary ingredients, in addition to preparing them and cooking, not to mention the cleaning up later, is time that is far better used to do something else while you pay through your nose to eat outside. Well, you need not have to indulge in gourmet meals, but simple pan-f
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designboom 100+
JP architects sandblasts stone to create triton house’s façade in osaka the distinctive envelope combines lithin sand spray and 1mm-thick stone panels that have been blended together to produce the smooth, marble effect. The post JP architects sandblasts stone to create triton house’s façade in osaka appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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Scientific American 400+
The New Allergy Shot Allergens hidden inside nanoparticles make allergy shots safer and more effective, new study shows — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Mass. Voters Mull Terrible Livestock Law: New at Reason Voters in Massachusetts will decide this November whether to impose unwise, harmful, costly, and unconstitutional standards for raising a host of livestock animals. Critics have rightly issued dire warnings. “This November, without even realizing it,” writes veterinarian Dr. Nancy Halperin, “Massachusetts voters may be voting to ban importation of eggs, veal, and pork.” The pu
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Brown or blonde? New color controversy erupts online One girl’s hairstyle has gone viral, thanks to a flip of the hair that looks like magic. Read Full Article at RT.com
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9to5Mac 200+
iPhone 7 to be released during the week of September 12 –Evleaks Evan Blass, prominent leaker and VentureBeat reporter, has revealed what he believes to be the release window for the next iPhone. If his hunch is correct, then we should expect the iPhone 7 and its various iterations to be released during the week of September 12th, 2016. more… Filed under: Apple
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Party Bucket Cooler by Dakine Bring the party with you everywhere with the Party Bucket Cooler by Dakine. The perfect way to carry your favorite beverages, this spacious cooler features an incredible eight built-in insulated Koozies to keep your open drinks nice and cool even in the summer heat. Designed to fit over the top of a 5-gallon bucket, the Party Bucket Cooler enables you to keep your drinks just as handy as your too
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Billie Amp Bluetooth Stereo Speaker Forget everything you think you know about music and get ready to experience exceptional sound with the Billie Amp Bluetooth Stereo Speaker by Heaven 11. Featuring all natural materials, this system looks as beautiful as it sounds. The Billie Amp is designed to make your music from any medium; whether that’s vinyl, Bluetooth, CD, PC, or even your TV, sound its best to give you that live-show expe
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Complete Weather Camera System by BloomSky After their successful crowdfunding campaign with the SKY personal weather camera station, the team is back again with version 2 renamed as Sky 2 and Storm. While the Sky 2 serves the purpose of a second generation weather camera station. The Storm is an all new accessory device measuring total rainfall, wind speed, wind direction, and UV. Sky 2 will measure the more conventional weather details
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The Gadget Flow 200+
Hanging Storage Organizer Bag from PISCES Stay on top of your tasks each day with the Hanging Storage Organizer Bag from PISCES. Designed to be hung over your door or on your wall, this organizer features twelve large pockets to store items you’ll need for a variety of tasks or assignments. The Hanging Storage Organizer Bag is made with a thicker fabric which allows to it retain its shape even when the pockets are not full. The interior
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The Gadget Flow 100+
MOTOPOGO Self-Balancing Electric Cycle If you tend to be a victim of gravity, then it you should definitely check out the MOTOPOGO Self-Balance Electric Cycle. Getting you from A to Z in style, this incredible vehicle won’t let you down – literally. Sitting atop the ultra comfortable saddle, you’re positioned right above the single wheel allowing the gyroscopic sensors and accelerometers to keep you, and the vehicle, upright and cente
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BeatRinger – The Speaker Backpack Become a walking party with the BeatRinger Speaker Backpack. Equipped with Bluetooth capability and an incredible 15 hours of battery life per charge, this dynamic backpack produces brilliant and powerful sound with its built-in amplifier and bass. The BeatRinger also has an easy to use control panel on the back that is safeguarded with loads of padding to keep you comfortable as you wear it. Sim
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The Gadget Flow 100+
Mevo HD Live Event Video Camera Transform your iPhone into a personal video editing suite with the Mevo HD Live Event Video Camera. Complete with a 150-degree wide-angle lens, this device can be set anywhere around you to record your adventures, shows, or even live-stream directly to Facebook for your family, friends, and fans on social media. Connecting via Wi-Fi or LTE, Mevo connects to your iPhone and enables you to adjust t
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Motherboard 60
Even IBM’s Watson Is Getting Into ‘Pokémon Go’ IBM’s supercomputer Watson has maintained its interest in games since beating Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter on Jeopardy! back in 2011. In fact, like many of the rest of us, it’s busy playing Pokémon Go. Michael Hsu, a software developer from California, won the “best Use of Watson” award last weekend from AT&T’s Shape hackathon in San Francisco after he used Watson’s visual recogniti
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Engadget 82
ICYMI: Bubba Watson builds a jetpack, Facebook flies its solar drone Today on In Case You Missed It : To celebrate the return of golf to the Olympics, PGA Tour Pro Bubba Watson is teaming up with Oakley to create the “Bubba Watson Jetpack” — a mode of transportation sure to blow the roof off of conventional golf carts. We also take a look at the maiden test flight of Facebook’s solar-powered, internet-beaming unmanned aerial vehicle, the Aquila. It didn
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RT – Daily news 34
Solar burst: Spectacular NASA footage captures sun’s ‘magnetic dance’ (VIDEO) US space agency NASA has released a video of solar material bursting out from the sun in a ‘dance’ captured in new footage. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Cool Hunting 9
Link About It: This Week’s Picks: Sophisticated edibles, supporting independent artists, why naps are good for you and more in our look at the web 1. Samsung Blends National Anthems into One Considering the current world climate—sadly an anti-globalization fear seems to be gaining momentum—Samsung’s Olympics commercial is incredibly timely. The advertisement blends a bunch of national anthems…… Continue Reading…
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Gardens in the sky: The rise of green urban architecture With its balconies bursting with trees and shrubs, the “Bosco Verticale,” or “Vertical Forest” is giving rise to an entirely new take … The post Gardens in the sky: The rise of green urban architecture appeared first on Architecture Lab .
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Next Big Future 11
Engineered bacteria deliver an anti cancer tumor toxin in mice before self-destructing A synthetic genetic circuit programmed into an attenuated Salmonella enterica subspecies can be used to systemically deliver an anti-tumor toxin into mice with cancer. The circuit allows the bacterial cells inside a tumor to synchronously self-destruct by lysis, releasing the toxin directly in the tumor Researchers at the University of California San Diego and the Massachusetts Institute of Techn
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Top stories – France 24 200+
IS group claims responsibility for deadly suicide bombing in Kabul Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide attack in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday that killed at least 80 people and wounded more than 200 when it tore through a demonstration by members of the mainly Shia Hazara minority.
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Mashable 2K
Phones without headphone jacks are here… and they’re annoying AF “Wah wah wah. Get over it Ray.” That’s the response I expect to hear from all the apologists who think that smartphones without headphone jacks are NBD. I’ll agree to disagree. The headphone jack and loss of it on the devices we use the most is a very big deal. A massive deal. A deal of epic proportions that will have ramifications on not just phones but the entire consumer electronics
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Next Big Future 8
Office of Naval research develops from test tubes to launch tubes The Office of Naval research (ONR) gets $2.1 billion per year in funding. This is about two thirds of the DARPA budget. The ONR is trying to develop combat lasers, railguns, quantum computing, nanotechnology, synthetic biology and other areas Read more »
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SlashGear 100+
NASA puts Groot and Rocket Raccoon on official space station patch Groot and Rocket Raccoon, the talking racoon and tree from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, are becoming a part of official NASA history. The pair have been chosen by space agency to adorn this year’s mission patch for the International Space Station’s National Laboratory. The adorable patch was revealed by the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) … Continue reading
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Nerd Approved – News For Nerds 1
LAST CHANCE: All Of Our Nerdy Shirts Are Just $14! Our shirt store is full of nerdy designs from the best independent artists and they’re all on sale for just $14 ! But that’s not all: T-Shirts – $14 Mens V-Neck – $18 Tanks – $18 Zip Up Hoodie – $38 Hoodies – $35 Crew necks – $30 BaseBall Tees – $17 LongSleeve Tees – $15 Scoop Neck – $21 Infant Onesie – $15 Kids Tees – $14 Prints and Canvas 25% Off Mugs – $12 NoteBooks – $10 Laptop Cases – $30 He
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RT – Daily news 100+
Munich shooter posed as woman on Facebook, promised victims free food The 18-year-old gunman who opened fire in a crowded Munich shopping mall and nearby McDonald’s restaurant on Friday had used a profile with the name Selina Akim – an actual person he hacked – promising free food and luring victims to their deaths. Read Full Article at RT.com
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RT – Daily news 500+
Turkey arrests nephew of alleged coup plotter Fethullah Gulen Muhammet Sait Gulen, the nephew of Fethullah Gulen, the exiled Turkish cleric accused by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of masterminding last week’s failed coup, has been arrested on the orders of the chief prosecutor of Ankara. Read Full Article at RT.com
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RT – Daily news 100+
Moment of Kabul suicide attack caught on camera (GRAPHIC VIDEO) The terrifying moment of the fatal attack in the Afghan capital of Kabul right in the center of a mass peaceful demonstration has been caught on video. At least 80 people were killed and over 230 injured in the Islamic State-claimed massacre. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Digital Trends 35
How Xbox One, Xbox One S, Windows, and Scorpio will work together Microsoft had an eventful Xbox presentation for E3 2016, with major announcements for both new hardware and compatibility. It was also pretty confusing. We heard about new services, an upcoming console, another upcoming, mostly secret console, cross-play options with Windows 10, and a lot more. Many gamers were left scratching their heads, wondering just how all this stuff would work together and
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TechRadar: All latest feeds 22
Pokemon Go has broken App Store records says Apple Have you heard about this Pokémon Go craze? The AR-driven, monster-catching game has broken the record for the most downloads in the first week, Apple has told TechCrunch , although we don’t have an exact figure to tell you. That’s an impressive feat, even more so when you consider it only appeared in New Zealand, Australia and the US to begin with. The game was finally launched in the UK last we
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The Awesomer 4
LEGO Ideas: Burj Al Arab Link We absolutely love builder Thommy92’s concept design for LEGO’s Architecture series, based on Tom Wright’s iconic, sailboat-like design of Dubai’s swanky Burj Al Arab hotel. Help get it produced with a vote on LEGO Ideas . More Awesome Stuff: LEGO ’60s VW Beetle LEGO Pop-up Castle LEGO Land Rover Concept LEGO 2017 Ford GT Concept LEGO Toyota Land Cruiser Concept
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Mashable 100+
13 honest alerts every transit app needs You need to know what time the train leaves and where it’s headed. Thankfully, there are a variety of apps to help you do that. But wouldn’t it be great if the apps told you what you really needed to know? Which train car is too crowded? Which line is going to randomly go express? SEE ALSO: The ‘Subway Idiot’ is back, and he’s running for love Here are some features we’d love to see added to tran
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Engadget 100+
Recommended Reading: Social media’s effect on the truth How technology disrupted the truth Katharine Viner, The Guardian Stories spread around Facebook and Twitter before they’re even confirmed to be true. By the time they are or aren’t, it doesn’t matter. The news already made its way around the internet. Facts are often overlooked and confirmation is something sought only after a tweet is fired off. This piece from The Guardian takes a look at how w
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GearHungry 6
Aukey Flashlight Jump Starter It’s not particularly compact for a torch, but that’s because the Aukey Flashlight Jump Starter also packs a capable 12,000mAh lithium ion battery within its casing. This battery also powers its bright LED bulb which cycles through three modes — torch, SOS, and emergency strobe — when it’s not outputting juice to your digital device plugged into its USB port. It’ll even deliver 400A peak amp curr
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Lifehacker 300+
Use This Blend Mode in Photoshop to Perfectly Align Images If you’re working on an image in Photoshop that’s cut into numerous sections, sometimes you find yourself needing to carefully align the different layers just by eye. Set one layer to the “difference” blend mode, though, and it’s infinitely easier. This video from Scott Kelby shows how it’s done. Usually when you’re trying to align layers that overlap, you might set the opacity down so that you c
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Ars Technica 24
Making bright X-ray pulses with shapely electron bunches An undulator, or wiggler, used in a free electron laser. (credit: UCLA Particle Beam Physics Lab ) Lots of interesting stuff happens really fast. Think about a chemical reaction, for instance. The rate of reactions might be slow, but each individual reaction proceeds quickly. This is because a chemical reaction is, essentially, the shuffling of electrons between different atoms, and electrons are
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VentureBeat 200+
Why Elon Musk’s crazy plans for Tesla aren’t crazy GUEST: Elon Musk recently laid out a “master plan” for where his company, Tesla Motors, is heading. The vision is undoubtedly ambitious: four new kinds of Tesla vehicles, solar initiatives, autonomous driving technologies, and a ride-sharing program. Judging by the subsequent 3 percent dip in Tesla’s stock price, the markets don’t appreciate Musk’s vision or the promise of these technologies. The
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The Verge 500+
7-Eleven just made the first commercial delivery by drone You may soon be able to order a Slurpee without having to leave your home. Drone startup Flirtey recently partnered with convenience store chain 7-Eleven to make the first commercial delivery to a private residence in Reno, Nevada earlier this month. The delivery took place on July 11th when Flirtey flew an autonomous drone a mile from a 7-Eleven location to a private home in Reno. According to 7
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Motherboard 62
Key Dark Matter Detection Experiment Again Comes Up Empty-Handed After 20-month search period, a key dark matter detection experiment has officially come up empty-handed, casting doubt on the existence of weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPS), which have been far and away the leading explanation for one of the biggest mysteries in astrophysics. This is according to new results from South Dakota’s Large Underground Xenon (LUX) detector presented Thursday
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Digital Trends 8
Charge and sync with one of our favorite Lightning cables for iPhone When you bought your iPhone or iPad, you probably got a standard Lightning cable in the box with it. But if you want to be able to charge your device up at work or in different rooms without having to carry that cable around with you, you’ll want to invest in a spare or two. You may also prefer something a little longer, so you can use your iPhone comfortably while it’s plugged in, or something a
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Digital Trends 12
The FCC wants robocall-blocking technology, and it wants it yesterday The general population is sick of robocalls. U.S. senators are sick of robocalls. The Federal Communications Commission is so sick of robocalls that the government agency sent letters to the likes of Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint, among others, to do something about it. In the letter, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler addressed companies’ concerns that enabling robocall-blocking technology might
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HolyCool.net 1
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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RT – Daily news 500+
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef on brink of collapse – scientists Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is so damaged it is undergoing a “complete ecosystem collapse,” scientists monitoring the area have warned. Read Full Article at RT.com
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RT – Daily news 500+
Was NASA’s codename for UFOs accidentally revealed? (VIDEO, POLL) A recent recording from the International Space Station has rumors flying that a ‘nervous’ astronaut may have accidentally revealed NASA’s secret code word for a UFO. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Gizmodo 400+
Why Do Humpback Whales Protect Other Species from Killer Whales? Killer whales and humpback whales aren’t on the best terms. Image: Flip Nicklin/Minden Pictures . It sounds like something out of a children’s animated film: the whale and the seal, at first put off by their differences, team up and become best friends. It’s like The Fox and the Hound but maybe less depressing? There have been instances of humpback whales coming to the aid of seals being attacked
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Lifehacker 98
Saturday’s Best Deals: Extra 15% off Amazon Warehouse, Brother Printer, DJI Drone A printer you won’t hate , an extra 15% off select Amazon Warehouse deals , and the best DJI drone deal we’ve ever seen lead off Saturday’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale. Click here to learn more. Extra 15%
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HolyCool.net 1
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. Buy
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io9 100+
Saturday’s Best Deals: Extra 15% off Amazon Warehouse, Brother Printer, DJI Drone A printer you won’t hate , an extra 15% off select Amazon Warehouse deals , and the best DJI drone deal we’ve ever seen lead off Saturday’s best deals. Read more…
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Techbargains.com 1
$30 worth of Newegg Gift Cards for $27 Shipped $30 worth of Newegg Gift Cards for $27 Shipped
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Big Think 33
This Is How You Know You’re A Writer. But Also? An Introvert. It takes a certain ability to shut off the outside world if you want to write more than a few sentences. John Irving sums it up in just over 1 minute. Read More
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The Awesomer 9
Old Man Strength Link Thrillist and CrossFit trainer Kenneth Leverich pulled an Uncle Drew-style prank at California’s famous Muscle Beach, surprising the crowd with his lifting abilities. Or not. The contest bit was a bit too much, but it’s still fun to watch. More Awesome Stuff: Reading Fake Books on the Subway 2 YouTube: SnoopaVision The Rust Experience Walking in an Indoor Wonderland Jennifer Lawrence’s Count
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Singularity HUB 5
This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through July 23rd) ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: This Is the Robot Maid Elon Musk Is Funding Will Knight | MIT Technology Review “Abbeel’s robots learn tasks from scratch, using a neural network that receives sensor input and controls physical movement. The network adjusts its parameters automatically as it inches closer to its goal. A robot might try thousands of grips, for instance, in the process of learning how
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Engadget 100+
Six vehicles powered by coffee, saltwater, sewage and other crazy fuels By Cat DiStasio When it comes to advances in automotive technology, the search for alternative fuels is pretty exciting. Of course, you’ve heard about biodiesel engines converted to run on used vegetable oil that sputter out little more than water and the faint smell of French fries. However, there’s a slew of vehicles out there that run on all sorts of other fuels too. There’s an electric car po
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VentureBeat 5
Take advantage of app optimization to maximize install rates around the world (VB Live) VB LIVE: Having app success in the U.S. doesn’t mean you’ve got it made globally. In the fifth installment of this six-part series, our experts tell you what you need to know to augment your app’s chances for success on a worldwide basis. Register here for free. Just because your hot, new app is making a bundle at home doesn’t mean it will be an instant hit overseas. The wonderful ingredients res
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VentureBeat 8
GamesBeat 2016 panel delves into balancing monetization and retention Everybody wants to make money with free-to-play games, but they don’t want to turn up the monetization so high that it turns off loyal players. So we’re happy to announce our newest panel for GamesBeat 2016 : balancing monetization and retention. Sponsored by AdColony, the panel will offer some tips and tricks that game companies have learned to enable them to make money from ads or in-app purcha
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This week’s top stories: iPhone 7 leaks, iOS 10 betas, Pokémon Go mania, apps & more In this week’s top stories: The latest iPhone 7 leaks and mockups, Pokemon Go mania continues, and we go hands-on with the latest iOS 10 and macOS betas. more…
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Lifehacker 500+
Top 10 YouTube Channels to Inspire You to Get Outside The sun is high, the days are long, and the weather is hot—which means it’s a great time to get outdoors and see some beautiful natural spaces. Whether it’s a huge national park or just a green space closer to home, here are some channels that’ll inspire you to get out and explore. 10. National Geographic Everyone knows Nat Geo, but their YouTube channel is full of beautiful videos of the great o
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Techbargains.com 1
LG Gram 15Z960 Intel Core i5-6200U SKYLAKE 15.6″ 1080p IPS 2.2lb Laptop (8GB/256GB SSD) $855.04 LG Gram 15Z960 Intel Core i5-6200U SKYLAKE 15.6” 1080p IPS 2.2lb Laptop (8GB/256GB SSD) $855.04
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Dezeen 11
Austeja Platukyte’s packaging is made from biodegradable algae-based plastic Graduate shows 2016: Vilnius Academy of Arts graduate Austeja Platukyte has designed a range of packaging using a material made from algae , which could replace non-biodegradable forms of plastic (+ slideshow). (more…)
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TechCrunch 200+
The government should be measured in its reaction to the Tesla crash While I acknowledge and appreciate the role of governmental agencies to protect its citizens from harm, I encourage the NHTSA to be rational and measured in their response. Today, the United States has a significant lead in the autonomous vehicle and self-driving car industry. The NHSTA would be wise to not set us back years or even decades by inappropriately overreacting. Read More
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Reason.com Full Feed 2K
Glenn Beck: “I’m probably going to vote for Gary Johnson” In a brief interview yesterday with jeff4justice of the No More 2 Party System YouTube channel, the increasingly libertarian political commentator and media impresario Glenn Beck was asked whether he was going to vote for Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson. Beck, who had previously gushed about L.P. presidential candidate and eventual runner-up Austin Petersen, replied: “I’m
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Overwatch tournament will be broadcast on TBS with $300K prize pool The popularity of Overwatch, the hit new FPS from Blizzard, continues to grow, and right alongside the rising mainstream interest in eSports. Fitting, then, that the Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) cable channel has chosen to host an Overwatch tournament, complete with a prize pool worth $300,000. The Grand Final, which will be held in September, will even be broadcast live … Continue reading
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Top stories – France 24 500+
Recent spate of violence against Egypt’s Christians goes largely unpunished Violence against Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Christian minority, one of the largest and oldest groups of Christians in the Middle East, has escalated at an alarming rate in the last several weeks, with little official response.
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Discover Magazine 24
A New Map of the Brain: What Does It Mean? A new Nature paper has earned a lot of media attention, unusually given that it’s a fairly technical and ‘basic’ piece of neuroscience. In the paper, researchers Matthew F. Glasser and colleagues present a new parcellation (or map) of the human cerebral cortex, breaking the cortex down into 180 areas per hemisphere – many more than conventional maps. But is this, as Nature dubbed it, “the ult
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The Awesomer 5
Freewrite Digital Typewriter Price: $499 | Buy Formerly known as Hemingwrite , this minimal device for writers offers a Cherry MX mechanical keyboard, a basic word processor, and displays your words on its front-lit E-ink display. It stores a million pages, or Wi-Fi syncs docs to email or the cloud. Ships 9/16. More Awesome Stuff: ASUS Zenfone 3 Deluxe AxiDraw Sony MP-CL1 Pico Projector Samsung T3 Portable SSD Leef iAccess M
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Fast Company 97
The Key Skill Robots Will Need To Master Before Taking Your Job Before they can take over bigger chunks of the workforce, robots may need to learn to make small talk. Few of us seem willing to let them. The risk that your job will be automated out of existence depends, of course, on the job you do. For many, that’s already happened—typically in roles and industries where the name of the game is eliminating human error and improving efficiency. Read Full Story
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9to5Mac 100+
Opinion: 2016 MacBook – two months later During my first few weeks with the 2016 MacBook , this machine could do no wrong. I gladly looked passed its shortcomings, because it was beautiful — highly functional, even. Two months in, and the infatuation stage has predictably elapsed and reality has started to set in. Was it a mistake to make the 12″ ultra-portable machine my full-time work rig? more… Filed under: Apple
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ArchDaily 9
“DIY For Architects”: This Parametric Brick Facade Was Built Using Traditional Craft Techniques Courtesy of Sstudiomm With their latest facade construction, Iranian architecture firm Sstudiomm explores the potential that brick can offer by utilizing parametric architecture. Instead of relying on unique construction elements for assembly on-site at a later date, in their new project (called, in full, “Negative Precision. On-Site Fabrication of a Parametric Brick Facade // A DIY for Arch
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RT – Daily news 53
One giant leap for dessert lovers: ‘Melt-proof’ ice cream could be summer game-changer (PHOTOS) It could be one giant leap for dessert lovers after a food fan has created ice cream that doesn’t melt – and on a bonus point, it’s all organic. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Digital Trends 20
Ultra-detailed Apollo 11 command module scan can be 3D printed or explored with VR This month marks the 47th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing . To celebrate, the Smithsonian has published a high-res 3D scan of the Apollo mission’s command module Columbia, so space enthusiasts everywhere can join in on the festivities. “The impetus for the project was that, for the first time in decades, the plastic covering which had sealed the command module away for decades
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Ars Technica 55
Batten down the hatches—Navy accused of pirating 585k copies of VR software (credit: Nicolas Raymond ) A German maker of 3D virtual reality software is accusing the US Navy of engaging in wanton piracy, and we’re not talking about piracy on the high seas. This is about digital piracy of software, according to a federal lawsuit brought by Bitmanagement Software. The company is seeking copyright infringement damages of more than $596 million (€543 million) from the Navy fo
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Ars Technica 100+
That time a bunch of journalists confused an opinion piece for a study (credit: Marlon E ) Drinking alcohol ups your risk of cancer—several kinds of cancer, in fact. The links have been firmly established and reaffirmed over the years with stacks of studies, reviews, and meta-analyses. The National Cancer Institute has had an explainer on the subject since at least 2013. Yet, the connection remains relatively unknown to consumers. “We know that nine in 10 people are
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Here Are Your 2016 Eisner Award Winners Among the big movie trailers and the huge lines for fancy exclusive toys, it’s pretty standard to mock that Comic-Con isn’t really about the comics anymore, but it ‘s still home to the awards ceremony for one of the most prodigious awards in comics-dom: the Eisners. Here’s your list of this year’s winners! Read more…
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Techbargains.com 2
Brother All-in-One Monochrome Auto-Duplex WiFi Laser Printer (REFURB) $80 Brother All-in-One Monochrome Auto-Duplex WiFi Laser Printer (REFURB) $80
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Ars Technica 100+
Eyes of the Animal lets you become a bat—in VR Virtual reality may have launched with gamers in mind, but so far the most interesting applications for the technology have come from outside the games industry. Case in point: Marshmallow Laser Feast’s In the Eyes of the Animal , a VR experience showcased at this year’s Sundance film festival, which showed what it would be like to see and hear a forest through the eyes of its fluffy (and not so
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Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories 6
Conservationists hope to bring beloved bird back The common loon’s haunting wail that pierced the dusk on Massachusetts lakes disappeared long ago.
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Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories 11
Millions of orchids grow on former mine site in upstate NY Millions of orchids are now growing in a hundred-acre wetland in the Adirondack Park that developed on waste from a vast open-pit iron mine, a transformation scientists say is most impressive because it happened naturally.
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Engadget 100+
New in our buyer’s guide: All the phones (just the good ones) It took us a while, but now that we’ve reviewed the Moto Z , we think we’re done testing flagship phones until the iPhone 7 or next Galaxy Note come out (whichever arrives first). With that in mind, we can now confidently say that the following phones belong in our buyer’s guide: the Samsung Galaxy S7 , the HTC 10 and the iPhone SE . (Sorry, LG, maybe next year.) While we were at it, we also indu
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Gizmodo 96
Science Gets to the Bottom Of Neptune’s Weird ‘Wobbles’ Image: Shutterstock Neptune, the farthest named planet in our solar system (sorry Pluto), is unusual in a lot of ways. One rotation around the sun lasts about 165 Earth years, and each season is around 40 Earth years. Another noteworthy thing about the planet is its atmosphere, which has a fluctuating brightness. Scientists call this anomaly a “wobble,” which might be the most adorable name for a
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Motherboard 50
I Used Emoji Spellcasting to Prevent a Hangover The word “sigil” refers to an inscribed word or emblem that holds magical significance or power. In medieval times, a sigil was an emblem that you could draw, along with other ritual components, to summon heavenly beings or to repel their demonic counterparts; later, beginning in Renaissance times, it was thought that drawing or utilizing a sigil could be a method of writing your desire on the wo
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Digital Trends 20
No more excuses — this mattress plans your next workout while you sleep When you think NordicTrack, sleep is likely the last thing on your mind. But as any high-powered athlete might tell you, sleep is of the essence when it comes to maintaining top-notch performance. So it should come as little surprise that NordicTrack, a company best known for its line of workout equipment — treadmills, ellipticals, and the like — is now venturing into dreamland with its new colla
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RT – Daily news 1K
Obama vetoes bill capping expenses of former presidents at $200k a year Taxpayers will continue to foot big bills for former presidents after Barack Obama vetoed new laws which would have capped the annual expenses at $200,000. Read Full Article at RT.com
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SlashGear 51
3D-printed Pokemon Go screen cover makes every ball throw perfect Pokemon Go has finally brought Pokemon catching to the masses, making it as simple as a finger swipe. Except, sometimes it’s not that easy. Like when you’re desperately trying to catch that Snorlax, and your Pokeball just keeps veering to the side. The trick is to move your finger in a straight line, something this 3D-printed phone case/screen cover makes … Continue reading
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Mashable 100+
3D printers are never going to be a thing I blame Pokémon Go for the frustration that took a good chunk of my work week. Well, Pokémon Go and 3D printers. Let me back up. On Monday, my colleague Raymond Wong posted a story about a 3D-printed Pokédex . It’s awesome. Maybe one of the most awesome things I’ve ever seen. Because Mashable HQ has a 3D printer, Ray and I thought it would be fun to print one for ourselves. SEE ALSO: A 3D-printed
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RT – Daily news 500+
World’s deepest sinkhole found in South China Sea (PHOTO) Chinese researchers claim to have found the world’s deepest underwater sinkhole, located near the hotly disputed islands of the South China Sea. Read Full Article at RT.com
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RT – Daily news 200+
Fewer guns, no TPP, universal healthcare: RT readers on what will ‘make America great again’ Each day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio had its own play on Donald Trump’s slogan, “make America great again.” Whether ‘great’ was replaced with ‘safe’, ‘work’, ‘first’ or ‘one’, RT America asked readers what needs to be done to make it happen. Read Full Article at RT.com
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BBC News – World 200+
Hillary Clinton running mate Tim Kaine battles Trump with optimism Tim Kaine – Democrat Hillary Clinton’s newly announced presidential running mate – makes his national debut, saying: “America was not built on fear”.
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Top stories – France 24 82
Russian adventurer ‘breaks round-the-world hot air balloon record’ Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov has broken the record for the fastest round-the-world flight in a hot air balloon, his crew said Saturday, surviving a gruelling endurance test of storms and freezing temperatures.
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Muted 4
The Porsche Book The Porsche Book ($85) is a turbocharged book that takes lovers of the unique Porsche experience on the ride of their lives. Browsing through this book your journey becomes both image packed and nostalgic as we travel through the annals of the highest performances of both design and motoring engineering. The dynamic design and layout Read More
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Singularity HUB 500+
Ray Kurzweil Outlines the Coming Biomedical Revolution [Video] Will we live longer lives in the future? According to Ray Kurzweil, it’s only a matter of time until technology begins successfully tackling age-related disease—and life expectancy grows longer and longer. At some point, technology will annually add more than a year to our life expectancy—allowing us to indefinitely increase lifespans, and perhaps eventually live as long as we want. “We will get t
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SlashGear 20
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos becomes third-richest person in the world It’s a good day to be Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, as he’s climbing through the ranks of the world’s wealthiest people. According to Forbes, Jeff Bezos has moved into the third-place spot on the list of the world’s richest people, unseating Berkshire Hathaway President and CEO Warren Buffet. At this moment, the internet entrepreneur’s net worth comes in … Continue reading
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Digital Trends 11
Solidteknics offers lightweight cookware made from carbon steel Who says cookware has to be heavy to be high quality? Certainly not the team behind Solidteknics and its Aus-Ion cookware, who has now launched another set of its popular pots and pans on Kickstarter that promise to be even lighter than (but just as strong as) before. Branded as “the world’s only seamless one-piece steel chef pans,” the Aus-Ion pans promise to cook just like cast iron, but weigh
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Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine 100+
Cinnamon adds some spice to learning If you have trouble learning, you might want to try eating more cinnamon. That’s according to new research from Dr. Kalipada Pahan, a neuroscientist at Rush University and the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago. Already, he’s found that “slow learner” mice do better at finding their way through mazes, after a month of ingesting the spice. .. Continue Reading Cinnamon adds some spi
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RT – Daily news 500+
Poland recognizes WWII mass killings by Ukrainian nationalists as genocide The lower house of Polish parliament, the Sejm, has passed a resolution which labels as genocide crimes committed by Ukrainian nationalists against the Poles in during World War II. The decision was met with regret in Ukraine. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories 37
Why is Usain Bolt the fastest person on Earth? Researchers observe muscles at work with the help of new microscopes Twenty metres before the finish line Usain Bolt already opens his arms in triumph and ramps up his speed: even with his “handbrake” on, at 9.58 seconds, he runs the 100 metre stretch faster than anyone ever before in 2009 in Berlin. In the process, he reached a maximum speed of almost 45 kilometres per hour. Records like this could well be broken again in the forthcoming Olympics in Rio
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MakeUseOf 17
Give Adobe Reader a Dark Theme for Easier PDF Reading You can do a whole lot with PDFs; they’re such a common format that you probably work with PDF files pretty regularly. From making sure a document looks right on different operating systems to preserving an important contract that you don’t want changed, PDFs are useful. However, most PDFs contain black text on a white background, which makes for a blazing light when you’re trying to read at nigh
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Nanowerk Nanotechnology News 1
Friction-like effect observed in quantum system
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Space Roller Dice Space Dice – These glow in the dark dice are perfect for futuristic RPG games like Dreadball, Star Trek, or just rolling for fun!
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August 2016 Back on track A fair bit of my time lately has been spent driving. Part of that’s due to a staff reshuffle. (Sorry, I’m not leaving – just taking on our Driving pages until I get bored with the idea, which is probably never.) It’s been a while since I last set foot on the… The post August 2016 appeared first on Popular Mechanics .
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Making waves in spacetime Waves on Earth’s oceans move in endless rhythm along sandy beaches. Another kind of wave ripples to our planet from distant black holes in the universe.
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Is Donald Trump So Popular Because of How He Talks? A Linguistics Explainer Donald Trump’s fourth grade level of speech could be manipulating your unconscious. No offense to the absurdly popular reality-TV-star-turned-Republican nominee; it’s a simple fact of cognitive linguistics. Experts did a linguistic analysis of the way Trump talks and found that his speech corresponds to a fourth grade reading level (the lowest of all presidential candidates, with Bernie Sanders o
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Researchers develop placenta-on-a-chip Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed the first placenta-on-a-chip that can fully model the transport of nutrients across the placental barrier.
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The next 25 years: arXiv looks to the future As the arXiv repository of scientific papers celebrates its 25th year as one of the scientific community’s most important means of communication, the site’s leadership is looking ahead to ensure it remains indispensable, robust and financially sustainable.
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Oil price recovery stalls as US inventories hit all-time high While US crude oil supplies declined for the ninth straight week, the combined inventories of oil and refined products went up to the record 2.08 billion barrels, according to the US Energy Information Administration. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Three reasons to run your own Mac server When it comes to technology, the word “server” might bring to mind, for some, a warehouse-sized room not unlike the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark , but with fewer crates and more racks of computers. For others it might be the cause of sweaty palms and glazed-over eyes. But servers don’t need to be mysterious or scary—after all, a server is just a computer that serves up information (and/or servi
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Scientists Find Chemical-Free Way To Extend Milk’s Shelf Life For Up To 3 Weeks An anonymous reader writes from a report via Digital Trends: Researchers at Purdue University and the University of Tennessee have found a non-chemical way to extend regular milk’s shelf life to around 2-3 weeks, and without affecting the nutrients or flavor. The technology they’ve developed involves increasing the temperature of milk by just 10 degrees for less than a second, which is well below
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It’s abut time: Wonderful watches Once seen as essential, the traditional wristwatch is now generally regarded as falling into the luxury goods category. Of course, that depends on who you’re talking to. The post It’s abut time: Wonderful watches appeared first on Popular Mechanics .
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Overclocking: Make it faster We get South Africa’s top hardware overclocker to do a live demo. Here’s what happened… The post Overclocking: Make it faster appeared first on Popular Mechanics .
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How to get started in curing meat The most counterintuitive way of preparing meat can also be the most delicious. The post How to get started in curing meat appeared first on Popular Mechanics .
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The tech that drives the American hope at the 2016 Rio Olympics How Justin Gatlin prepares to face Usain Bolt on the sprint track – and the gear behind memorable Olympic performances. The post The tech that drives the American hope at the 2016 Rio Olympics appeared first on Popular Mechanics .
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‘Intimate terrorism’ In the aftermath of mass killings by lone attackers in Orlando and Nice, we take a look at the links between domestic violence, sexual identity and radicalisation.
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Issa bill would kill a big H-1B loophole In 1998, Congress raised the H-1B cap and then set some controversial H-1B visa rules. It prohibited the largest users of H-1B visa — firms employing 15% or more visa workers — from displacing U.S. workers. They also are required to make a “good faith” effort to recruit a U.S. worker for a position. Congress then inserted a massive loophole. U.S. workers can be displaced by H-1B-depen
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Chinese scientists will soon begin the first CRISPR human trial American regulators already approved a University of Pennsylvania team’s plans to conduct a CRISPR trial on humans, but a group of Chinese scientists will beat them to the punch. The Chinese team from the Sichuan University’s West China Hospital in Chengdu will begin testing the efficacy of modified cells for lung cancer treatment in August. They chose patients who still haven’t gotten well even
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New remote-controlled microrobots for medical operations For the past few years, scientists around the world have been studying ways to use miniature robots to better treat a variety of diseases. The robots are designed to enter the human body, where they can deliver drugs at specificlocations or perform precise operations like clearing clogged-up arteries. By replacing invasive, often complicated surgery, they could optimize medicine.
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Designing climate-friendly concrete, from the nanoscale up An MIT-led team has defined the nanoscale forces that control how particles pack together during the formation of cement “paste,” the material that holds together concrete and causes that ubiquitous construction material to be a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. By controlling those forces, the researchers will now be able to modify the microstructure of the hardened cement paste
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Researchers describe how free radicals contribute to aging Aging in part is the result of oxidative damage to proteins caused by free radicals, a byproduct of interaction of our bodies and radiation such as sunlight. A new study by Yale scientists provides some clues into how this damage is inflicted.
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Obama targets 1 gigawatt of solar for lower income homes by 2020 The Obama Administration just announced
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Carbon tax could lower emissions and GST A new, powerful way of modelling the impact of carbon pricing has been developed by University of Auckland doctoral researcher Sina Mashinchi. It shows how a carbon tax targeting emissions-intensive industries, along with a revamped Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), could boost economic growth, with the extra tax generated used to cut GST from 15 percent to 12.5 percent.
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Russia lifts ban on citizens flying to Turkey With the political situation stabilizing after the attempted coup in Turkey, Russia has lifted the restrictions on its citizens from flying to the country. Read Full Article at RT.com
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miguel chevalier unravels interactive, kaleidoscopic carpet in milton keynes in the british town, the artist has installed a generative and interactive virtual-reality installation that creates a immersive atmosphere of color and shapes. The post miguel chevalier unravels interactive, kaleidoscopic carpet in milton keynes appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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Apple is taking its first steps towards a more comprehensive post-PC world Hands up if you’ve heard of Swift Playgrounds? No, it’s not some new start-up providing quick playdates for bedraggled parents, although that might be interesting.
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These Deadly Underground Methane Bubbles Look Deceptively Fun These soft patches of grass in Siberia look like a cool trampoline, but are actually concealing dangerous bubbles of methane. It’s probably a good thing the guy didn’t shoot the bubble at the end.
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Artificial muscles could let us build soft, stretchy robots For years, roboticists have been experimenting with building ‘soft’ robots, whose bodies can deform to accomplish sensitive tasks or move through tight spaces – a bit like an octopus or a starfish. But there’s a problem – they’re sloooooow. The pneumatic and hydraulic systems that move their bodies around only respond very slowly, and they’re also difficult to store for long periods of time. Putt
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Samsung may have solved the next big problem facing foldable phones Samsung has been making a big push into curved screens and it looks like it’s paying off, as the company is thought to be ditching flat screens altogether for the Galaxy Note 7 . But curves are just the start – the next step is flexible, foldable screens, and a new pair of patents could bring the company one step closer to making them a reality. One of the big challenges of a foldable phone is no
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Science by stealth: secret missions of a visual science communicator There once was a DNA molecule, magnified 250 million times. Its mutated form hovered above Federation Square, Melbourne, perceived only subliminally by many of the transient pedestrians below.
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How to build a 1,000mph car (by the scientists behind it) It was a staggering feat, a car that went faster than the speed of sound. On October 15 1997, Andy Green travelled across the Black Rock Desert, Nevada, in the Thrust SSC at 763.035 mph, or Mach 1.02. Two decades on, that record remains unchallenged. Until now.
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Self-organizing smart materials that mimic swarm behavior A new study by an international team of researchers, affiliated with Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Korea, has announced that they have succeeded in demonstarting …
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Mali rocked by renewed violence in Kidal Fighting broke out for the second day in a town in Mali’s desert north on Friday between pro-government militia fighters and Tuareg rebels, three town residents and a fighter said.
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New AI creates original music by looking at pictures – CNET A new AI from the Google of China, Baidu, deconstructs pictures and uses the visual elements within to create original music.
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Engineered bacteria are helping us add memory to living computers Modern society is built on the silicon chip. It’s almost impossible to imagine life without these tiny plastic slabs that have become embedded into the fabric of civilisation. But because computers in their widest sense are just information-processing machines, they don’t have to be built from silicon. We can view the brain, bacteria, DNA molecules and possibly even the entire universe itself as c
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Student shows how diagrams can be used to make buildings energy smart An Imperial engineering student showcases his equations as a set of beautiful diagrams and describes how they can be used to optimise processes.
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How have Turks online responded to the crackdown? Turkish prosecutors are targeting those online who supported the failed coup, but varied opinions about the crackdown still exist in the country.
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UK’s new counter-terror strategy could make things worse, parliamentary group warns A government strategy intended to steer young Muslims away from extremism should be reconsidered because it risks “driving a wedge” between communities, a parliamentary group has said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Turn Digital Art into Textiles with WOVNS: Made-to-order fabric featuring your own unique designs The barrier between personal designs and tangible textile production has been further reduced. WOVNS, recently fully funded on Kickstarter, has launched a platform for emerging designers—or anyone with a vision—to see their work come to life. One…… Continue Reading…
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Designing climate-friendly concrete, from the nanoscale up An MIT-led team has defined the nanoscale forces that control how particles pack together during the formation of cement “paste,” the material that holds together concrete and causes that ubiquitous …
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Researchers describe how free radicals contribute to aging Aging in part is the result of oxidative damage to proteins caused by free radicals, a byproduct of interaction of our bodies and radiation such as sunlight. A new study by Yale scientists provides …
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Stagefright-style vulnerability discovered in OS X and iOS, update for protection Security researchers last year discovered what they described as ‘the worst Android vulnerability ever,’ able to infect a phone with malware simply by sending an MMS message to it. The vulnerability, dubbed Stagefright , didn’t even require people to open the message for their phone to be infected. A Cisco researcher has now discovered a similar vulnerability in OS X and iOS, that could allow an
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3D-Printed Subaru WRX Engine works like real thing A 3D-printing enthusiast has created a scale Subaru WRX engine that looks and works like it’s metal counterpart. The post 3D-Printed Subaru WRX Engine works like real thing appeared first on Popular Mechanics .
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What Is Whole-Body Cryotherapy, and Why Is the FDA Warning People About It? Put simply, cryotherapy is the process of using cold temperatures for medicinal purposes, usually to treat pain. In recent years, it’s become a popular in spas and sports centers to soothe aching muscles, improve arthritic symptoms, “slow aging,” and even help you lose weight. Your bullshit meter might be going off by now, and rightfully so. Here’s the bottom line. http://vitals.lifehacker.com/bu
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Watch Marco Rubio Endorse a Vulgar Con Artist Marco Rubio, who addressed the Republican National Convention via a recorded message on Wednesday night, came closer to endorsing Donald Trump than Ted Cruz did . But the Florida senator never explicitly told people they should vote for Trump, and his praise was limited to listing conservative positions Trump has taken. Rubio, who while running against Trump for the nomination called him a ”
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The Economy Will Probably Be Pretty Good On Election Day This is In Real Terms , a column analyzing the week in economic news. Comments? Criticisms? Ideas for future columns? Email me , or drop a note in the comments. This week’s Republican convention will probably be remembered for Melania Trump’s plagiarism, Ted Cruz’s pointed non-endorsement of Donald Trump , and Trump’s own record-long acceptance speech. But the convention was also notable for anot
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The Boundless Beauty of Pi A mathematical value with infinite digits provides limitless inspiration for data artists — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Halsey Minor’s Reality Lab Networks Unveils Streaming VR System, Live Planet Reality Lab Networks wants to get people watching sports, concerts, and the Kardashians in 360 degrees. Web publishing pioneer and serial entrepreneur Halsey Minor announced his move into the virtual reality field last year, and today he’s formally unveiled his company, Reality Lab Networks, and first product: A live streaming VR camera and video distribution service called Live Planet . Read Ful
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RingtoolBLACK Is The Ultimate Multitool Save for a good toolbox, there’s nothing that will get the job done quite like a multitool. RingtoolBLACK is no exception. This black, metal tool doubles as … Read More
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ELF emmit Boosts Your Brain Power With Electrical Stimulation Recent advances in tech have revealed that electric stimulation of your noggin can actually make you more focused, relaxed, and stress-free. While a number of such products … Read More
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Hareide Design’s New 355ft Super Yacht Features 66ft Infinity Pool Are you all about living a life of opulence? If so, then you’re going to want to bookmark this Hareide Design’s still-unnamed-yacht. As you’d expect from an … Read More
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There’s a funny atmosphere on Neptune… It has been the farthest planet from the Sun since Pluto’s ‘relegation’, but despite Neptune’s remoteness in our solar system, it still holds plenty of interest for physicists – not least because of the unusual things going on in its atmosphere.
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France to deploy aircraft carrier against ISIS, will supply Iraqi forces with heavy weapons France’s Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier will assist airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, French President Francois Hollande has said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Virtual reality movie offers a preview of Thomas Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge The team behind London’s controversial Garden Bridge have released a short film that allows viewers to experience the project in virtual reality (+ movie). (more…)
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10 ways your phone is making you fat 10,000 steps is not a real workout.
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Which Font Should I Use On My Kindle? We ask the experts: Which font is optimal for my Kindle? Baskerville, Bookerly, Caecilia, Georgia, Helvetica, OpenDyslexic, Palatino, the mysterious “Publisher Font”: According to my iPhone’s Kindle app, all of these typefaces are available with a button press, and that’s the problem. If you’re anything like me, as soon as you try to switch fonts, everything looks wonky and borderline i
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New record in materials research: One terapascals in a laboratory An international team of researchers headed by Prof. Dr. Natalia Dubrovinskaia and Prof. Dr. Leonid Dubrovinsky of the University of Bayreuth has succeeded in creating a pressure of 1 trillion …
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Some Myanmar singles are marrying even if they’ve only met online YANGON — Esther Ngun Nei Mawi just had the kind of wedding she dreamed of as a young girl. There was a table stacked with gifts, a banquet, hundreds of her friends and family members in attendance and a bridal gown of handwoven fabric unique to her community in western Myanmar. There was, however, one vital thing missing: the groom. SEE ALSO: Classic tale of star-crossed lovers plays out in pet s
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Beaked birds champions of the last mass extinction A new study shows that teeth are not too good for you if you’re a dinosaur trying to not go extinct.
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In a Party Filled With Cowards, Cruz Stood Apart: New at Reason Ted Cruz spoke at the Republican convention and urged delegates to vote their conscience. They booed him. David Harsanyi writes: Say what you will about Ted Cruz’s politics or personality, but it takes a special kind of chutzpah to stand up at a convention—in front of millions of viewers—and unfurl a comprehensive attack on the party’s nominee. It’s also unprecedented. On Wednesday night, Cruz ga
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Minuscule Rubies and Diamonds Improve Imaging at the Nanoscale Recent research has discovered that tiny rubies and diamonds could be the ideal nanomaterials for researchers focusing on exploring molecular and cellular processes inside the living body. A team of…
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China wants to be a top 10 country for automation by putting more robots in its factories FRANKFURT (Reuters) — China is aiming for a top-10 ranking in automation for its industries by 2020 by putting more robots in its factories, the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) said. China’s push to modernize its manufacturing with robotics is partly a response to labor shortages and fast-rising wages. But the world’s second-largest economy still has far lower robot penetration than ot
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Newly discovered material property may lead to high temp superconductivity Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Ames Laboratory have discovered an unusual property of purple bronze that may point to new ways to achieve high temperature superconductivity.
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Sorry Americans, it’s probably too late to pick up a British accent Ever wish you could pick up a different accent? According to this video, it’s probably too late. SEE ALSO: 9 of the worst Australian accents you’ll ever have the displeasure of hearing As an American living in the UK, I don’t mind admitting that the British accent in all its forms (even the unintelligible ones) is way, way cooler than the American one. However, science says that after the age of
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Judge Orders Yahoo to Explain How It Recovered ‘Deleted’ Emails in Drugs Case Image: Shutterstock A judge has ordered Yahoo to present a witness and provide documents explaining how the company handles supposedly deleted emails. The move comes in the appeal case of a drug trafficker who was convicted, in part, because of emails Yahoo provided to law enforcement that conspirators believed had been deleted. Defense lawyers in the case claim that six months of deleted emails
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Boris Johnson wants more data on war crimes by ‘cancer’ Islamic State Boris Johnson wants to gather evidence on Islamic State’s (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) war crimes to stop the “cancer” of terrorism, the new foreign secretary told US officials on his first diplomatic trip to the country. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Homeland Security detains US journalist returning from Beirut, tries to confiscate phones A Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reporter returning from Beirut was taken into holding, grilled and asked to hand over her phones by the Department of Homeland Security at Los Angeles International Airport. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Unlimited xenophobia’ or fighting terrorism? Hungary launches controversial anti-migrant campaign There is an obvious connection between terrorist attacks in Europe and the refugee crisis rattling the continent since 2015, the Hungarian prime minister said as his government launched a media campaign aimed at rejecting EU refugee quotas. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Snowden aims to counter digital surveillance with this iPhone case Edward Snowden and Andrew Huang have published details on a project that is intended to outline a device and methods that can be used to counter lawful abuses of digital surveillance. According to the abstract, journalists and other high-value targets could easily be the target of an enemy with the technology needed to pick up the information that your mobile … Continue reading
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Hormone Therapy May Not Prevent Postmenopausal Brain Fog New findings suggest that taking estrogen has no effect on brain performance, no matter how early or late women start taking it — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Mali opens terrorism inquiry after 17 soldiers killed Bamako (AFP) July 21, 2016 Mali’s justice ministry announced Thursday it had opened an investigation into the deaths of 17 soldiers killed in an attack on their base, as Malians observed the first of three days of mourning. The government declared a state of emergency after two groups – one jihadist, the other ethnic – both claimed to have carried out the raid on the military camp on Tuesday, whic
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China firm fined for pollution in landmark case Beijing (AFP) July 21, 2016 A Chinese environmental group has won a landmark public interest lawsuit against a glass manufacturer, with the firm fined more than $3 million for excessive pollution, a court said. The Jinghua Group Zhenhua Decoration Glass Limited Company, based in Dezhou in the eastern province of Shandong, was ordered to pay nearly 22 million yuan ($3.3 million) for its surplus emi
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Russian wildfires put key climate resource at risk Moscow (AFP) July 22, 2016 Russia’s practice of leaving massive wildfires to burn out of control in sprawling stretches of Siberia puts at risk a key global resource for absorbing climate-warming emissions: its trees. The blazes are consuming millions of hectares of pristine Boreal forests in Russia, which are second only to the world’s tropical jungles in capturing planet-warming carbon emissions
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More for less in pastures Washington DC (SPX) Jul 22, 2016 Getting more for less is an attractive concept. But it isn’t that easy when it comes to producing more food on less land with fewer resources. R. Howard Skinner has been researching this idea of more for less in agriculture. Skinner is a physiological plant ecologist and member of the USDA-ARS-Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit. He’s been lookin
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Fire clues in cave dripwater Munich, Germany (SPX) Jul 22, 2016 When mineral-rich water drips from a cave’s ceiling over centuries and millennia, it forms rocky cones that hold clues to the Earth’s past climate. Now, researchers in Australia and the UK have found that these structures can also help trace past wildfires that burned above the cave. Their research is published today (21 July) in Hydrology and Earth System Scienc
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Tide-triggered tremors give clues for earthquake prediction Los Alamos NM (SPX) Jul 22, 2016 The triggering of small, deep earthquakes along California’s San Andreas Fault reveals depth-dependent frictional behavior that may provide insight into patterns signaling when a major quake could be on the horizon, according to a paper released this week by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The study, which was led by the U.S. Geological
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Super-eruptions may give a year’s warning before they blow Nashville TN (SPX) Jul 22, 2016 Super-eruptions – volcanic events large enough to devastate the entire planet – give only about a year’s warning before they blow. That is the conclusion of a new microscopic analysis of quartz crystals in pumice taken from the Bishop Tuff in eastern California, which is the site of the super-eruption that formed the Long Valley Caldera 760,000 years ago. The study
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Oceans May be Large, Overlooked Source of Hydrogen Gas Durham NC (SPX) Jul 22, 2016 Rocks formed beneath the ocean floor by fast-spreading tectonic plates may be a large and previously overlooked source of free hydrogen gas (H2), a new Duke University study suggests. The finding could have far-ranging implications since scientists believe H2 might be the fuel source responsible for triggering life on Earth. And, if it were found in large enough quanti
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Net-zero Arc House shows how arches make tiny spaces feel bigger The surprisingly spacious, net-zero Arc House demonstrates how arches can make a small space feel much larger. Designed in collaboration between Green Builder Media, Shelter Dynamics, Kitcheneering, and Align3D, the building combines the economy and simplicity of tiny house living with cutting edge building science. The Arc House comes in different sizes-from 400 to 500 square feet-and targets the
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Trees’ surprising role in the boreal water cycle quantified Fairbanks AS (SPX) Jul 22, 2016 Approximately 25 to 50 percent of a living tree is made up of water, depending on the species and time of year. The water stored in trees has previously been considered just a minor part of the water cycle, but a new study by University of Alaska Fairbanks scientists shows otherwise. Research published this week in Nature Scientific Reports is the first to show that
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Ask the iTunes Guy: Bookmarking audiobooks, hard drive problems, and more The summer is here, and lots of people want to relax and enjoy the weather. But there are still problems with iTunes that keep them from listening to their music and books in peace. In this week’s column, I look at a question about bookmarking audiobook files, help solve a problem with iTunes media on an external hard drive and an issue with app updates in iTunes, and then discuss Apple’s cloud o
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Mini Coffee Press turns out to be the world’s most portable coffee maker Are you able to function each day without your regular cup of Joe? Some of us might nod our heads in the affirmative, as we did not grow up or slog our way through college or university with daily doses of caffeine in our morning drinks. However, if you find that you are unable to function without your cup of coffee each day (or afternoon, or even the night), then you might find it imperative to
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Sony’s New Super-Bright TV Aims to Outshine OLED Using a brighter, more focused backlight system, Sony’s pricey new Z series has its eyes on the picture-quality throne. The post Sony’s New Super-Bright TV Aims to Outshine OLED appeared first on WIRED .
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Fossil Fuel Industry Finds a New Way to Stymie Protests When lease sales for offshore oil and gas drilling are held online, environmental protesters won’t have a place to protest. The post Fossil Fuel Industry Finds a New Way to Stymie Protests appeared first on WIRED .
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Google’s New App Brings Hundreds of Museums to Your Phone Google’s new Art Recognizer tool turns your museum visit into a multimedia experience. The post Google’s New App Brings Hundreds of Museums to Your Phone appeared first on WIRED .
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Flashback Friday: Even toddlers experience schadenfreude. You are probably familiar with the concept of “schadenfreude,” a German word that means “taking pleasure in the misfortunes of others.” You’ve probably even felt schadenfreude yourself at some point, especially when the person undergoing the misfortune is a target of your envy or hatred. But at what age does this complex emotion develop? In this study, the researchers set out t
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BMW ConnectedDrive gets even more connected BMW ConnectedDrive provides drivers with a variety of services and apps for in-vehicle entertainment, information and safety. As the name suggests, the system is rooted in connectivity and, working with Deutsche Telekom, BMW is bumping up those capabilities to include high-speed LTE, a Wi-Fi hotspot and the new eSIM. .. Continue Reading BMW ConnectedDrive gets even more connected Category: Automo
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Hands-on with the SpeedX Leopard carbon fiber racing bike It was a challenge: finding a day in New York City where it wasn’t raining or sweltering, so I could get half an hour with the SpeedX Leopard racing bike. Read More
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Donald Trump Goes ‘All-In.’ How Will Clinton Respond? Check out all our dispatches from the GOP convention here . CLEVELAND — No matter what happens between now and the election on Nov. 8, Donald Trump’s dark and defiant acceptance speech on Thursday will probably be remembered as a pivotal moment in American political history. If Trump wins the election — an increasing possibility based on recent polls — the speech will serve as proof that he did s
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Donald Trump’s RNC Speech Was a Terrifying Display of Nightmarish Authoritarianism Donald Trump’s speech accepting the Republican nomination was easily the most overt display of authoritarian fear-mongering I can remember seeing in American politics. The entire speech was dark and dystopian, painting America as a dismal, dangerous place beset by violent outsiders. In response to the nation’s problems, Trump had only one solution: Donald Trump, the strongman who would take Ameri
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This creative wearable is a nail in the London Underground Oyster Card’s coffin A jewelry design graduate from London has come up with an ingenious alternative to carrying around and using an Oyster Card — the credit card-sized, prepaid travel ticket used for all forms of London transportation. Instead, Lucie Davis uses her finger nails. It’s wearable tech, but not as we know it. Lucie Davis/Instagram Hidden inside an Oyster Card is an RFID chip, and it’s tapped against a re
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WSU researchers determine key improvement for fuel cells Pullman WA (SPX) Jul 19, 2016 Washington State University researchers have determined a key step in improving solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), a promising clean energy technology that has struggled to gain wide acceptance in the marketplace. The researchers determined a way to improve one of the primary failure points for the fuel cell, overcoming key issues that have hindered its acceptance. Their
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U.S. Army delivers Q-36 Firefinder radar to Ukrainian military Washington (UPI) Jul 21, 2016 The U.S. Army delivered AN-TPQ-36 Firefinder radar systems to the Ukrainian military, the service’s Security Assistance Command said Wednesday. The delivery took place July 2, the Army said in a statement. The Q-36 radar, with its early detection capability, will help defend against rocket, mortar and artillery attacks, “a constant and lethal threat to military p
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Garvey acquisition brings 16 years of launch vehicle development to Vector Tucson AZ (SPX) Jul 22, 2016 Vector Space Systems, a micro satellite space launch company comprised of new-space industry veterans from SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, McDonnell Douglas and Sea Launch, today announced it has finalized the acquisition of Garvey Spacecraft Corporation. As part of the acquisition, Garvey Spacecraft Corporation Founder and CEO John Garvey joins Vector Space Systems as Chief
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Commission approves acquisition of Arianespace by ASL, subject to conditions European Commission Brussels, Belgium (SPX) Jul 22, 2016 Following an in-depth review, the European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition of Arianespace by Airbus Safran Launchers (ASL), a joint venture between Airbus and Safran. This approval is subject to conditions. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “A well-functioning
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BepiColombo Mission to Mercury on Track for April 2018 Launch Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jul 22, 2016 Humanity’s next visitor to the solar system’s innermost planet remains on track for April 2018, according to the project’s scientist. The BepiColombo mission, being developed jointly by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), is currently ahead of its final acceptance tests that will prepare it for shipment to the launch
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GPS jamming: Keeping ships on the ‘strait’ and narrow Nottingham UK (SPX) Jul 22, 2016 The University of Nottingham and Royal Norwegian Naval Academy (RNoNA) are investigating how to prevent shipping Global Positioning Signals (GPS) being jammed in potential cyberattacks that may cause vessels to go off course and collide or run aground. Big, modern ships are highly automated with networked navigational systems, including differential GPS (DGPS) whic
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Space News From SpaceDaily.Com 5
Active tracking of astronaut rad-exposures targeted Paris (ESA) Jul 22, 2016 Radiation is an invisible hazard of spaceflight, but a new monitoring system for ESA astronauts gives a realtime snapshot of their exposure. The results will guide researchers preparing for deep-space missions to come. A key element of the new system launched to orbit with Monday’s Falcon 9 launch to the International Space Station, ensuring it is in place for ESA astronau
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PACE will help uncover new information about health of our oceans Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jul 21, 2016 NASA’s Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) mission is a first-of-its-kind project that aims to answer key questions about the consequences of climate change on the health of our oceans and their relationship with airborne particles and clouds. PACE will use a wide spectrum of wavelengths from an “ocean color” instrument to provide scientists w
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NASA completes first shell buckling tests with a bang Huntsville AL (SPX) Jul 22, 2016 How do you learn how to build stronger, lighter rockets and spacecraft structures? Come up with a totally new design, use an innovative material, build the rocket part and then break it. That’s exactly how engineers not only learn how a structure will perform during one test, but also learn how to use high-tech models to predict how a structure will perform before
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SSTL expands LEO platform capability with VESTA nanosatellite Guildford UK (SPX) Jul 22, 2016 Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has signed a contract with Honeywell to supply the VESTA satellite platform, a technology demonstration mission that will test a new two-way VHF Data Exchange System (VDES) payload for the exactEarth advanced maritime satellite constellation. The contract was signed as part of an MOU between Honeywell Aerospace and the UK Space
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Fast Company 500+
How IBM And Disney Brainstorm In The Cloud This collaborative whiteboarding app tries to digitize the fun, chaotic physicality of brainstorming, while making it accessible to anyone. International design firm Ideo popularized the designer brainstorming session : Just lock a team of creatives up in a conference room with some Sharpies and multi-colored Post-its, and don’t let them leave until a brilliant idea strikes. But this brainstormin
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What Synthetic Biology Is Doing to Our Houseplants The houseplants of tomorrow could glow fluorescent green, scent our homes with a patchouli fragrance, and mop hazardous gases from the air—all part of a future in which synthetic biology makes our everyday lives easier and better. That’s the vision of Bay Area-based TAXA Biotechnologies, which has synthesized a moss that produces the earthy scent of patchouli. Fragrant Moss, which could ship as s
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RT – Daily news 400+
Bernie slams ‘dictator’ Trump’s RNC speech, but Sanders supporters split Bernie Sanders got a few mentions during presidential nominee Donald Trump’s speech at the Republican National Convention on Thursday but, as he sat and watched events unfold from his living room, the former presidential candidate was not impressed. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Nvidia’s new $1,200 Titan X graphics card is an absolute monster – CNET The American chipmaker has just unveiled its most powerful graphics card yet — but it comes at a cost.
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Lather Up With A Soap On A Rope Get clean with these klutz proof soaps-on-a-rope. The post Lather Up With A Soap On A Rope appeared first on The Manual .
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Movable concrete micro-home can be installed in just 7 hours Estonian firm Kodasema is developing a prefabricated concrete micro-home that can be assembled and installed on-site within just seven hours, then moved to another location with relative ease. Once it’s ready for market, the home is expected to fetch roughly €100,000 (around US$111,000), excluding transport costs. .. Continue Reading Movable concrete micro-home can be installed in just 7 hours Ca
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Jisiwei S+ Robot Vacuum with Security Cam Review and Giveaway What do you get if you cross a security camera with a robot vacuum? Well, you get a robot vacuum with a camera on it, obviously. Meet the Jisiwei S+, a $400 mid-range autonomous vacuum cleaner that serves double duty as a home security cam. Sort of. Courtesy of TopBrandBox, we’ve got one of these to give away to one lucky reader – enter below! Jisiwei S+ Robot Vacuum Giveaway Features 1080p wide-
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CNET News 57
Volkswagen to stop selling most of its vehicles in South Korea – Roadshow This makes the diesel stop-sale in the US seem like a small hiccup.
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MVRDV’s “Paradise City”: Where the Grass Is Green and the Golden Façades Are Pretty “Oh won’t you please take me home.” This is what returning Seoulites will think as they begin their descents into Incheon Airport. From the sky, MVRDV’s striking new urban redevelopment project, “Paradise City,” will not just be visible, it will be virtually impossible to miss. The 9,800-square-meter (32,152-square-foot) entertainment plaza features a “giant golden spot” that spills over one of t
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R.I.P. VHS VHS has come unspooled. It’s been taped over. The screen has filled with static, then gone blank.
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Hunting for Mars-like life a kilometre below Earth’s surface Kate Ravilious takes an 8-minute lift ride to an underground lab in Yorkshire, UK, doing research that could help NASA’s Mars 2020 rover mission find life
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When children go to bed early, they’re far less likely to become obese as teenagers Need some encouragement at enforcing early bedtimes? A new study from Ohio State University links a child’s hour of bedtime to the likelihood of weight gain down the road.
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Nice officials refuse request to delete truck attack CCTV footage Authorities in Nice have refused a request from French anti-terror police to delete surveillance camera images of last week’s deadly truck attack, amid growing questions over the scale of the police presence at the time.
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Curbed – All 14
8 Best Consoles Under $400 Put a TV on it Whether we like to admit it or not, television is a huge part of many of our daily routines. And while the way we watch TV has changed dramatically changed over the past few years, whether it’s through standard cable packages or on our laptops and mobile devices, the best way to enjoy a prestige HBO show or the latest episode of “The Bachelorette”—and certainly a Very Imp
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Fast Company 52
The U.S. Military Offers $2 Million For Wireless Devices That Can Share The Airwaves The government agency DARPA has launched a contest to develop tech that could boost wireless capacity 1,000-fold. Wi-Fi is usually fine at home, but can be a nightmare to use at a packed convention, café, or park. A big enough crowd can kill cell reception too. It’s common to hear people say something along the lines of, “The Wi-Fi sucks here.” Read Full Story
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Can Urban Highways Solve Problems Instead Of Causing Them? A vision of transportation infrastructure that adds to a city instead of filling it with noise and pollution. Los Angeles is known for its freeways, and that’s not a good thing. But while some cities are starting to tear sections of highway down—reconnecting neighborhoods and rebuilding pedestrian culture—that tends to happen in places where the roads are underused. In L.A., where freeways aren’t
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Fast Company 200+
Five Creative Ways To Power Through The Afternoon Slump These companies have found a way to keep their employees engaged instead of dragging in the afternoons, and it doesn’t involve caffeine. If your mind starts to wander and you could really use a nap or a candy bar around 2 p.m., you’re not alone. The afternoon slump is real, and it’s your body’s response to a drop in your blood-sugar levels as well as its natural circadian rhythm. In fact, one of
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Fast Company 82
The Activist Push To Force Silicon Valley To Move Faster On Diversity A look inside the organizations advocating for the non-dominant voices in technology. Silicon Valley is a world of mirrors and myths. Every company has a creation story; most have an eccentric leader; some have had entire books written about them. The most pervasive myth out there, however, is technology’s egalitarian ethos. If you are a smart coder, passionate worker, and innovative thinker, you
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Fast Company 26
Amazon’s Ad-Subsidized Phones Are A Steal (If Your Brain Can Handle Them) The Prime-exclusive Moto G4 and Blu R1 HD bring us ever-closer to the mythical free phone…for a price. My smartphone would like to sell me some whey. Read Full Story
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Fast Company 49
Dissecting The Patent Gap Like the wage and leadership gap, the patent gap highlights the lack of resources women have once they’re in the workplace. Another day, another sobering statistic about the gender gap in the workplace. Read Full Story
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Popular Mechanics 5
How to make a leather tool pouch A leather tool pouch is a practical solution to keeping your essential tools on hand and it protects them from everyday wear and tear. The post How to make a leather tool pouch appeared first on Popular Mechanics .
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This minimalist circuit board generates digital audio in its simplest form The matte-black circuit board that holds Tristan Perich’s Noise Patterns has a few things in common with your average smartphone. It’s small and sleek enough to fit into your pocket, and it comes with a standard 3.5mm headphone jack that gives you direct access to the music within. That’s just about where the similarities end. It won’t let you access Spotify or Apple Music’s immense libraries, an
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The Awesomer 4
ASUS ZenBook Flip Link ASUS applies their svelte aluminum styling to a versatile convertible. The ZenBook Flip measures 13.9mm thick, and its 3200×1800 touchscreen can smoothly rotate from laptop to easel to tablet. Despite its thickness, it still has USB 3.0, USB Type C, and Micro HDMI ports. More Awesome Stuff: ASUS Zenfone 3 Deluxe Asus Zenbo Robot ASUS ZenBook 3 Acer Predator 17 X
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Pakistan row over future of Bin Laden’s compound A row has erupted in Pakistan over what to do with the land where al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden lived – with the government saying it should be a playground.
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These LEGO-like recycled plastic bricks create sturdy homes for just $5,200 Related: Aussie surfer designs prefab recycled cyclone-resistant homes Via Forbes Images via Conceptos Plásticos Facebook
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Mens Outift Ideas: Summer #7 If you like blue and J. Crew, you’ll love this outfit. The jacket, shirt, and pants are all from J. Crew, but everything comes together in a modern sophisticated styling. Some cool shades from Westward Leaning and a sleek affordable watch from Daniel Wellington, cap this fit off perfectly. 1. Jacket: Norse Projects Ryan Ripstop Read More
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Get Started On Tomorrow Tonight If You Want Any Hope of Getting Ahead Every time you go through the day and wind up behind, you tell yourself “Tomorrow will be better.” Then you go to sleep with no idea how you’re going to accomplish that. If you want to break the cycle, start on tomorrow today. As personal finance site How Do I Money explains, getting ahead is hardest when you expect that you can get started on it tomorrow. At the end of every day, you should have
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RT – Daily news 400+
Take a break! Extra work hours lead to increased risk of illness & injury, study says Working overtime is great for the wallet, but not for your health, according to a new study. The research found that a person’s likelihood of becoming ill grows when they begin working extra hours. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Cookies for Kerry: RT gets VIP access for unique look inside Russian Foreign Ministry Eager to know what was on the menu during the Lavrov-Kerry talks? Want to know how to be diplomatically correct during lunch with high-ranking officials? Or simply want a sneak peak at the corridors of power where the Russian foreign minister met his US counterpart? Read Full Article at RT.com
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Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine 26
Huge cannon used to unravel Man in the Moon mystery The legendary Man in the Moon has many origin stories, but we may be closer to understanding how he developed one of his defining features. Scientists at Brown University have proposed a new theory based on the geological features of the Moon’s surface, suggesting that the Imbrium Basin (the “right eye”) is the result of a collision with an enormous protoplanet-sized asteroid. .. Contin
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The Gadget Flow 14
AquaVault FlexSafe Portable Outdoor Safe Don’t risk ruining your valuables while you’re catching some rays on the beach. Keep everything safe with the AquaVault FlexSafe Portable Outdoor Safe. Made with all black cut- and splash-resistant nylon, this super convenient vault is equipped with a heavy duty magnetic closure as well as a programmable lock so you can create your triple digit passcode. The FlexSafe is perfect for a day at the b
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SANS-13 Evolution Watch By Smith&Bradley If you are in search of a wristwatch that will complement your everyday style with proper functionality, then the SANS-13 Evolution Watch By Smith&Bradley is the next right choice for you. The case uses an Anti-reflective coated Sapphire crystal with a 120-click bezel. Typical bezel designs can move once you make them serve a specific timing purpose. The reason being the fact that the bezel h
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Logitech Portable Video-Conferencing Solution Meet with your team from afar with the Logitech ConferenceCam Portable Videoconferencing Solution. Coming in a super sleek cylinder, this all-in-one device transforms any workspace with the 90-degree field of view full HD 1080p camera and 360-degree sound. Designed for groups of one to six people, the ConferenceCam Solution is complete with autofocus and digital pan, tilt, and zoom for a professi
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Socket Connected Lightbulb by iDevices Turn your boring old lights into smart and connected lights with the Socket Connected Lightbulb by iDevices. This single device transforms your home into a smart and automated home by allowing you to control the lighting without even getting up from the couch. Simple screw Socket into your lamp, screw in the standard bulb, and voila – your lamp is connected to your smartphone or tablet and can be
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BuWizz – Remote Control and Battery for LEGO® Models Control your LEGO® creations with this Bluetooth enabled brick. BuWizz is a LEGO Technic advanced assistant, the best remote control system for your RC cars, trains, and other creations. Move your LEGO bricks with a touch of your smartphone. BuWizz brings sheer speed and performance, precise servo control with quick response and lots of cool features like embedded battery with Micro-USB charging.
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Car Humidifier by Nanum When opening the windows to smog-filled air doesn’t work, give yourself a breath of fresh air with the car Humidifier by Nanum. Effortlessly sliding into the 12V outlet in your car, this simple yet effective device can remove odors, smells, dust, and bacteria all while increasing the humidity of the air. To use, just fill the interior cartridge of the Car Humidifier with clean water and plug in.
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What’s the Best Action Camera or GoPro? Ever since GoPro launched, the action camera market has heated up. GoPro still rules, but Sony, Polaroid, JVC, Xiaomi, and many others produce competitors now. It’s not surprising. Come on; everyone wants an action camera after watching breath-taking GoPro videos. From adventure sports like deep-sea diving and paragliding to regular activities like mountain biking and snowboarding, these devices
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TechCrunch 2K
7-Eleven delivers by drone in Reno including, yes, Slurpees 7-Eleven Inc. and a tech startup called Flirtey have beaten Amazon to the punch in making the first drone delivery to a customer’s home in the U.S. Most already know 7-Eleven, the convenience store retail chain that boasts about 10,800 stores in North America and 59,500 in total around the world. Flirtey is a privately held company based in Reno, Nevada, which builds and operates drones… Read Mor
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Young Architect Guide: How to Write About Architecture It is a debate that has raged for decades among architects and architectural journalists alike: How can words encapsulate the intricacies of the built environment without becoming stuck in a quagmire of esoteric soundbites and pretentious clichés? Writing for Architectural Record, renowned critic Robert Campbell coined the word “ArchiSpeak,” a compound word that has come to define the obscure and
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The Verge 90
The space auction where a Sputnik model goes for $269,000 For only $269,000, you can buy a full-scale model of the Sputnik-1 satellite, made by the USSR to test the very first satellite humans launched into space. It’s still operational, with live transmitters, 59 years later. On the catalog of the Bonhams auction house in midtown Manhattan, where the Space History Sale took place on Wednesday, the estimated price is $10,000 to $15,000. But in no time,
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Deals 72
These $10 Folding Step Stools Belong In Every Garage and Pantry Update: Now up to $11-$12, depending on the color. Read more…
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France to supply artillery to Iraqi army, Hollande says France will supply weapons to Iraq to support its fight against the Islamic State group, President Francois Hollande said Friday, but ruled out any troop deployment in the country.
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eBay Caseology Apple iPhone SE/6/6s, Samsung Galaxy S7 Case Deals eBay Caseology Apple iPhone SE/6/6s, Samsung Galaxy S7 Case Deals
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Reason.com Full Feed 4
Trump Will Save Us From Everything Bad, THC in Colorado Water, Pokemon Go Is Watching You: A.M. Links In a speech that ran over 70 minutes, Donald Trump accepted the Republican Party’s presidential nomination Thursday night, bashed free trade, and warned that we are in a “moment of crisis” from which he alone can save us. Despite the dire tone of Trump’s terror dream speech, the scene on the streets of cop- and activist-overrun Cleveland throughout the week was overwhelmingly peaceful a
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Digital Trends 27
Google makes deciphering comic book speech bubbles easier with Bubble Zoom Ever find the speech bubbles above comic book characters a bit hard to read on your tablet or smartphone? Google’s Play Books team apparently did, and so it used machine learning to develop a solution: Bubble Zoom. The new feature, bound for the search giant’s Play Books app on tablets and smartphones, intelligently enlarges text within comic books and graphic novels. The goal, Google explained d
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ThisIsWhyImBroke.com 1
Rugged Solar Powered Speaker This rugged solar powered speaker is the ideal way to listen to your favorite tunes while you’re out in nature. The speaker offers superb audio quality and comes in a rugged, shockproof, waterproof, and dust-proof exterior that’ll stand up to any weather conditions. Check it out $135.00
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Engadget 100+
A baby planet created one of the moon’s largest impact basins Scientists have known for a long time that the Imbrium Basin, one of the largest impact craters on the moon, was the result of an asteroid colliding with our planet’s natural satellite. Thanks to a new study led by Brown University professor Pete Schultz, we now know that that asteroid could have been so big, it could be classified as a protoplanet . Previously, computer models estimated the extr
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Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingInhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building 300+
Flash charging technology to charge Geneva e-buses in 15 seconds Related: Sweden opens one of the world’s first electric roads
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You Can Now 3D-Print One of Watchmaking’s Modern Mechanical Marvels Watchmakers are always striving to add more features to their timepieces, but it’s the most simple and obvious feature—accurately keeping the time—that’s the holy grail of horology. And now you can 3D-print a tourbillon, a complex device that improves a watch’s accuracy, and marvel at its mechanics. Originally developed by watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet over 220 years ago, a tourbillon is simpl
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RT – Daily news 1K
More attacks on trains expected ‘at any time’ – German police German railways are vulnerable to new terror threats that might happen at any time, after a 17-year-old refugee injured four people with an ax on a commuter train, police have warned, while highlighting fears of reciprocal violence from the far right. Read Full Article at RT.com
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RT – Daily news 80
Doing fine & heading for recession: Economic confusion reigns in post-Brexit Britain With some economists saying there are no signs of a sharp post-Brexit economic slowdown, others are saying activity has slumped and the economy is shrinking at its fastest rate since the financial crash. What’s really going on? Read Full Article at RT.com
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Watch your step in Siberia: Earth shaking gases turn tundra into ‘bubbling’ soil (VIDEO) Bubbles of gas have created wobbly waterbed-like patches of ground in the Yamal Peninsula after unseasonably high temperatures sparked bizarre underfoot conditions. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Putin calls for independent commission with foreign experts to handle Russian doping issue Russian President Vladimir Putin has urged the creation of an independent commission, with the inclusion of foreign experts, to address problems with the anti-doping system in Russian sports. Read Full Article at RT.com
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RT – Daily news 45
Crimea to sell Kolomoisky’s assets to compensate swindled depositors of his bank Twenty businesses formerly owned by Ukrainian oligarch Igor Kolomoisky will be sold by the Crimean authorities. The region’s government is seeking to compensate people who lost money in Ukrainian banks, mostly Kolomoisky’s PrivatBank. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Lifehacker 100+
Beware of Surge Pricing on Your Electric Bill Most of us tend to use more electricity in the summer months when it’s hot and we need our air conditioners on full blast . It pays to understand how your electric company charges you, though. Many of them charge more per kilowatt depending on how and when you use electricity. http://lifehacker.com/5040163/save-m… Arizona’s power company, Arizona Public Service, recently made headlines for their
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Inner Vision for the Weekend of July 22, 2016 Inner Vision is a weekly digest connecting the dots between great everyday objects and the cultures and techniques behind living well with them. Here, we move beyond recommendations and ratings, because just as important as knowing what to buy is knowing what’s possible using the products you’ve purchased. The Journey, Not the Destination: There are two types of hikers you’ll find navigating trai
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Most Popular This Week Most read reviews this week: The Best Wi-Fi Router (for Most People) , The Best USB Battery Packs , and The Best Water Bottles . [ See all 10 most popular reviews this week .]
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Cool Material 4
Big Red No. 88 Beard Combs Finding a comb as rugged and manly as the beard you’ve spent all that time growing can be a difficult task, but it doesn’t have to be. The Big Red No. 88 Beard Comb is crafted with a stainless steel body that’s been sandblasted and polished to a mirror finish, and is available in both […]
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The Next Web 26
Pay what you want for the year’s best design assets in The 2016 Summer Design Bundle A digital designer without high-quality assets is like a canvas artist without paints. The right tools are essential for unlocking the hidden genius in you, and that’s just what you’ll get in the Pay What You Want: 2016 Summer Design Bundle. It’s an unbeatable deal for the year’s top design assets on TNW Deals: you can get them all at a price of your own choosing! An unprecedented selection of hi
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Engadget 58
ICYMI: Homeless robots, modern brain maps and giant vortex cannons Today on In Case You Missed It : A French artist created a remote-controlled robot disguised as a homeless man. It’s name is Dirk. Additionally, a team of neuroscientists from Oxford University scanned the brains of 400 volunteers to create the most detailed map of the human cortex we’ve ever seen. We’ve also got a man with a GoPro and a plan. He filmed himself building a gigantic vortex cannon t
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Reason.com Full Feed 1K
North Miami PBA on Shooting of Unarmed Black Man: Meant to Shoot The Autistic Patient With the Toy Truck The Police Benevolent Association in North Miami came out to defend a police officer who shot an unarmed behavior specialist who was lying on his ground with hands up and trying to help the officer with an autistic patient who was holding a toy truck, the Miami Herald reported . The unidentified officer insists through his union that he was aiming to shoot the patient, not Charles Kinsey, who was
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Reason.com Full Feed 4
Police Debates Need More Policy, Less Emotion: New at Reason The debate over policing and police reform has a lot more emotion than policy in it. Steven Greenhut writes: The latest debate over policing understandably has become an emotional one, following the horrific murder of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, and the deeply disturbing videos of police officers shooting men to death in Minnesota and Louisiana. Some conservatives say there’s a &qu
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Homeland Security Demands Access To Journalist’s Phone Gadgets Privacy doesn’t count at the border, even if the border is in an airport Homeland security hates secrets.
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Scientific American 2
Brazil Scientists Find Zika Traces in Different Mosquito Species Culex mosquitoes are more common and hardier than Aedes aegypti, which is known to transmit the virus — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Verge 500+
SpaceX recently landed another rocket — here’s what it was like to see it When SpaceX successfully pulled off its first Falcon 9 rocket landing in December , I knew it was something I had to see for myself someday. I watched through my computer screen as the 14-story vehicle delicately floated down to SpaceX’s landing site at Cape Canaveral, Florida, almost as if gravity was just a minor inconvenience. I was jealous of all the people who got to watch the touch down fro
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Lifehacker 54
Skewer Food, Not Your Hands, With The Help of an Onion There’s something primaly satisfying about eating grilled meat (or veggies, I guess) off of a stick, but skewering lamb meat can quickly turn into skewering hand meat if you’re not careful. Luckily, Serious Eats has come up with a faster, safer way to kebab cubes of food, and all you need is half an onion. Actually, a potato or lemon would work to. All you need is half of a firm, stable piece of
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TechCrunch 400+
For Dyson, the 360 Eye robot vacuum is only the beginning But true advances takes time, and the tech behind Dyson’s first robot vacuum is nothing if not advanced. The 360 Eye vacuum boasts a sophisticated 360-degree vision system that combines a top-mounted spherical camera with a pair of advanced sensors flanking the robot’s ‘face,’ and is designed to be much smarter than the competition from Roomba and others, as well as… Read More
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7 Mattress Companies Changing the Game Right Now You can buy these offerings online and take a multi-night test drive at home From its humble, feather (or wool, or hair)-filled beginnings, the mattress has occupied a vaunted place in the world of home accoutrements. After all, it bridges an interesting divide; it’s both a utilitarian object that facilitates shut-eye, and in contemporary times, has come to convey wealth and social status. As suc
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Funimation Will Bring Shin Godzilla to the U.S. This Year The new Godzilla film, Shin Godzilla , is just a week away from release in Japan—and now it’s on its way to America, too. As revealed at the Comic-Con panel, Read more…
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Toddlers Learn Words Poorly in Noisy Environments Lab experiments have borne out a long-suspected theory — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Kuwait, Iraq sizzle in 129-degree heat, setting all-time eastern hemisphere record While much of the continental United States is baking in high heat and humidity , there is at least one spot on Earth dealing with far more intense heat. On Thursday and Friday, with a strong area of high pressure parked across the Middle East, high temperatures soared above 125 degrees Fahrenheit, or 51.6 degrees Celsius, in Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and western Iran. In the community of Mitrib
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BBC News – World 100+
Croatia overturns conviction of WW2 ‘collaborator’ Cardinal Stepinac A Croatian court annuls the 1946 treason conviction of Catholic Cardinal Stepinac, who initially supported pro-Nazi fascists.
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Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories 33
Scientists release recommendations for building land in coastal Louisiana Today, a team of leading scientists and community experts with decades of experience released key recommendations to maintain and build land in coastal Louisiana. Their recommendations focus on operating Mississippi River sediment diversions and consider the needs of communities, wildlife and fisheries.
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Ars Technica 100+
EFF sues US government, saying copyright rules on DRM are unconstitutional Hacker Andrew “bunnie” Huang is EFF’s newest client. (credit: Pauline Ng via Wikimedia ) Since the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) became law in 1998, it has been a federal crime to copy a DVD or do anything else that subverts digital copy-protection schemes. Soon, government lawyers will have to show up in court to defend those rules. Yesterday, the Electronic Frontier Foundati
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Accomplices ‘helped Nice attacker plot for months’ It now appears that the man who killed 84 people in Nice last week had been planning the attack for months.
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Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingInhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building 90
Facebook’s solar-powered drone took its first flight last month The long-awaited first flight of Facebook’s solar-powered, internet-beaming drone http://newsroom.fb.com/news/2016/07/aquilas-first-flight-a-big-milestone-toward-connecting-billions-of-people/ went off without a hitch just a few weeks ago. Yesterday, the social media giant finally shared a video of Aquila’s first flight, which took place on June 28. The flight lasted 96 minutes and came just one m
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Dear Google, the future is fewer people writing code There’s a reason why a college education still demands a level of proficiency in various topics, as well as offers a bulk of elective credits. Even at 20 years old, most people haven’t found enough intersectionality between what they enjoy and what they are good at to pick a career — so why are we talking about grooming children to become software developers before… Read More
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9-year-old boy gets his hearing back after six years thanks to bone-conduction implant & iPhone app Apple VP of environment, policy and social initiatives Lisa Jackson has shared a story via ABC7 News about a nine-year-old boy whose hearing was restored thanks to a new type of bone-conduction hearing aid controlled by a companion iPhone app. Highlighting accessibility and inclusion, Jackson wrote that ‘technology can transform lives [and] 9-year old Joshua is a great example.’ Joshua Gomez star
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Pathogenic bacteria hitchhiking to North and Baltic Seas? With increasing water temperatures comes an increasing likelihood of potentially pathogenic bacteria appearing in the North and Baltic Seas. AWI scientists have now proven that a group of such bacteria known as vibrios can survive on microplastic particles. In the future, they want to investigate in greater detail the role of these particles on the accumulation and possible distribution of these b
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What Your Girlfriend Wants You to Wear This Summer: Night Out Summer is a stylistic balancing act. You want to look good (obviously) but you also want to feel good, and that can be tough when temps approach triple digits. Since layering is out of the question, each individual piece you choose becomes even more important. Luckily, we turned to Megan Collins, the founder of Style […]
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Donald Trump: Law and Order Candidate Donald Trump announces that he is the Law and Order candidate. Ice-T is not amused. 15 seconds. Produced by Austin Bragg. Watch the full video above, or scroll down for downloadable version. Subscribe to Reason TV for daily content like this.
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The White House hits the accelerator pedal to increase electric vehicle adoption (credit: Getty Images | DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP) The news earlier this week that the ambitious 54.5mpg Corporate Average Fuel Efficiency target is dead in the water was unwelcome for those worried about the ever-growing problem of climate change. But we can take some cheer from yesterday’s announcement from the White House detailing plans to boost the uptake of electric vehicles here in the United St
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Think Explosions Are the Only Way to Form Calderas? Think Again Not all caldera are made the same, but we got to watch one type form during the 2014-15 Holuhraun eruption in Iceland. The post Think Explosions Are the Only Way to Form Calderas? Think Again appeared first on WIRED .
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10 side tables and nightstands under $250 Options in wood, marble, and metal Of all the furniture you feel compelled to buy for your house, an accent table is your sidekick, a side table, your side piece. They’re small enough that you can make a statement and take risks with an unusual design without fully committing to a theme you’ll want to forget in two years’ time. On the more practical side, your coasters and cacti have a pretty per
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Former Treasury Chiefs Tell SEC to Crack Down on Climate Three former Treasury secretaries say firms are not giving investors honest information — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Eppendorf Centrifuge 5920 R: The New Benchmark in Capacity and Performance Eppendorf’s new refrigerated Centrifuge 5920 R combines extraordinary high capacity with enhanced temperature management in a very compact and ergonomic product design.
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A closer look at the Bugatti Chiron’s design – Roadshow When it comes to a 261-mph hypercar, design needs to work in harmony with engineering. Here’s how Bugatti did it.
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Nvidia unveils new GTX Titan X: 11 teraflops, 12GB GDDR5X, just $1,200 Forget the GTX 1080 : there’s a new slab of graphics card hotness on the way from Nvidia, and its name is, er, the GTX Titan X. Yes, Nvidia has taken its most expensive graphics card and given it a Pascal-architecture makeover. $1200—UK price TBC, but probably £1,100—buys you 11 teraflops of FP32 performance, which is a significant 24 percent jump over the 8.9 teraflops of the GTX 1080, and just
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A more powerful way to develop therapeutics? Scientists have developed a new method for identifying the raw ingredients necessary to build ‘biologics,’ a powerful class of medications that has revolutionized treatment of diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and some cancers.
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Rare wood bison calves born through IVF Veterinary researchers at the University of Saskatchewan have successfully produced three wood bison calves using in vitro fertilization.
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Novel compounds arrested epilepsy development in mice Neuroprotective compounds have been developed by scientists that may prevent the development of epilepsy. The researchers explained that the compounds prevented seizures and their damaging effects on dendritic spines, specialized structures that allow brain cells to communicate. In epilepsy, these structures are damaged and rewire incorrectly, creating brain circuits that are hyper-connected and p
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Shaken baby syndrome accepted as diagnosis by majority of physicians Survey data reveals a high degree of medical consensus that shaking a young child is capable of producing subdural hematoma (a life-threatening pooling of blood outside the brain), severe retinal hemorrhage, coma or death, according to a study.
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Designer protein gives new hope to scientists studying Alzheimer’s disease Researchers have designed a new protein which strongly resembles Abeta. In people with Alzheimer’s, Amyloid-beta (Abeta) proteins stick together to make amyloid fibrils which form clumps between neurons in the brain. It’s believed the build-up of these clumps causes brain cells to die, leading to the cognitive decline in patients suffering from the disease.
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Forms of HIV can cross from chimps to humans, study confirms The first in vivo evidence that strains of chimpanzee-carried simian immunodeficiency viruses can infect human cells has been reported by a team of scientists.
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Breivik massacre 5 years on: World’s deadliest terror attack by lone gunman Memorial services are being held in Norway Friday in memory of the 77 people killed in the country’s worst terror attack, carried out five years ago by far-right terrorist Anders Breivik. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Lockdown: UK military in security panic after RAF base ‘abduction attempt’ UK military bases are in a state of panic with a number on alert after what appeared to be the attempted abduction of an airman at RAF Marham in Norfolk. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Best Deals of the Week – Deal Alert 15% off Google OnHub AC1900 Wireless Wi-Fi Router The OnHub AC1900 wireless router from Google and TP-LINK is designed to make even the more complicated home networks run fast and efficiently. It supports over 100 devices at one time, providing speeds of up to 1900mbps. It’s unique circular design with 13 antennas provides up to 2,500 square feet of reliable coverage. Streaming a movie or downloa
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Chinese Scientists to Pioneer First Human CRISPR Trial Gene-editing technique to treat lung cancer is due to be tested in people in August — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Significant pain increases the risk of opioid addiction by 41 percent What do we really know about the relationship between the experience of pain and risk of developing opioid use disorder? Results from a recent study — the first to directly address this question — show that people with moderate or more severe pain had a 41 percent higher risk of developing prescription opioid use disorders than those without, independent of other demographic and clinical factors
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Can’t see the wood for the climbers: Vines threatening tropical forests Woody climbing vines, known as lianas, are preventing tropical forests from recovering and are hampering the ability of forests to store carbon, scientists are warning. Instead of taking decades to recover, tropical forests are at risk of taking hundreds of years to re-grow because of lianas, which spread rapidly following extensive tree-felling.
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Blood disorders cost €23 billion to European economy Healthcare costs per patient with blood cancers are two times higher than average cancer costs, due to long hospital stays and complex treatment and diagnosis, a new report outlines.
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Impressive Frank Lloyd Wright House in Nevada Asks $500K Yes, Nevada Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We’d love to see what you’ve got. Location: Boulder City, Nevada Price: $500,000 It’s not every day you see a Frank Lloyd Wright house go on the market in Nevada, so when there is one, there’s probably a good story behind it. And there is f
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This Discounted RAVPower Battery Pack Recharges Itself at Double Speed Battery pack deals have been coming fast and furious since the release of Pokémon Go, and this 10,400mAh RAVPower is a solid deal at $16 (with promo code K8KJZZW2). In addition to a slim design and two charging ports, the headline feature here is its 2A input, meaning you recharge it twice as quickly as most competing chargers. Read more…
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Create Wi-Fi Anywhere With This $20 Travel Router You may not need a travel router all that often, but if you ever find yourself in an ethernet-only environment, you’ll be really glad to have one. This $20 model from Poweradd includes multiple international outlet attachments so you can use it around the world, and even doubles as a USB charger to boot. Read more…
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Your Favorite Fitness Tracker Is Back Down to $100 Update: Now available from another seller for $86! Read more…
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Syria war: Aleppo tunnel bomb ‘kills 38 government troops’ Dozens of pro-government troops were killed when rebels blew up a tunnel underneath a building in the Syrian city of Aleppo, reports say.
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The BMW Titan Concept Is Modeled After a Shark Despite its size, a great white shark can hit speeds of 35 mph. Industrial Product Designer Mehmet Doruk Erdem used that as inspiration when crafting this BMW Titan Concept. With the goal of breaking the land speed record for motorcycles (376 mph), the Ukrainian designer turned to the hydrodynamics of a shark to craft this wild ride. […]
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Best Deals of the Week – Deal Alert 15% off Google OnHub AC1900 Wireless Wi-Fi Router The OnHub AC1900 wireless router from Google and TP-LINK is designed to make even the more complicated home networks run fast and efficiently. It supports over 100 devices at one time, providing speeds of up to 1900mbps. It’s unique circular design with 13 antennas provides up to 2,500 square feet of reliable coverage. Streaming a movie or downloa
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Scorpionfish too deep for SCUBA divers caught by submersible turns out to be a new species Discovered by scientists using the manned submersible Curasub in the deep-reef waters of the Caribbean island of Curaçao, a new scorpionfish species is the latest one captured with the help of the sub’s two robotic arms. read more
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The Hillary Clinton Foreign Policy Defense: It’s Obama’s Foreign Policy A new idea is taking hold in response to criticisms of Hillary Clinton based her tenure as Secretary of State—that the decisions were Obama’s and not hers. Trump said in his acceptance speech Hillary Clinton had been put “in charge” of U.S. foreign policy when she was appointed Secretary of State. “Trump wrong again,” the Washington Post ‘s Josh Rogin tweeted . “Hillary C
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IMF chief Lagarde to stand trial over state payout to French tycoon Tapie France’s highest appeals court ruled on Friday that International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde must stand trial for her role in a 400-million-euros payout in 2008 to businessman Bernard Tapie.
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Study reveals Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘irrelevant’ scribbles mark the spot where he first recorded the laws of friction A new detailed study of notes and sketches by Leonardo da Vinci has identified a page of scribbles in a tiny notebook as the place where Leonardo first recorded the laws of friction. The research …
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Trump’s speech was interrupted by a protester and he was not having it Donald Trump’s acceptance speech on Thursday at the Republican National Convention was crashed by activist Medea Benjamin, who is best known for co-founding Code Pink. Read more… More about Mashable Video , Rnc , Medea Benjamin , Protester , and Trump
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Neural networks: Why larger brains are more susceptible to mental illnesses In humans and other mammals, the cerebral cortex is responsible for sensory, motor, and cognitive functions. A new study shows that the global architecture of the cortical networks in large-brained primates and small-brained rodents is organized by common principles. However, primate brains have weaker long-distance connections, which could explain why large brains are more susceptible to mental i
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Third of pregnant women iron deficient, risk thyroid-related pregnancy complications A third of pregnant women have iron deficiency, putting them at increased risk of having a thyroid disorder and suffering complications such as miscarriages and preterm births, a new study suggests.
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Dark Sky Finder Maps Out Light Pollution to Find the Best Spots for Stargazing For a clear view of the night sky, you have to escape the big city lights. This Dark Sky Finder maps out light pollution in the U.S. to help you find the best places to stargaze. Dark Sky Finder is a heat map for light pollution and shows you where it’s worst and where the skies start getting clearer surrounding most densely populated cities. You can zoom in and out and drag the map around to exp
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San Francisco man singlehandedly revives a rare butterfly species in his own backyard Related: Monarch butterfly populations are multiplying Via Vox Images via Wikimedia Commons and Tim Wong’s Facebook
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Second Case of Zika in Florida May Have Come from Local Mosquitoes Both investigations are underway with no official time line for answers — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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USM Haller: The Reigning Champ of Modular Furniture The product with near-infinite configuration possibilities Swiss company USM Modular Furniture is best known for a single product, the USM Haller , a system of modular shelving first manufactured in 1965 for its new offices. Since then, it has taken off as a design cult classic, no doubt owing to its near-infinite capacity to be configured and customized for any space. USM was founded in 1885 by
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Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Centrifugal Juicer $119.96 Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Centrifugal Juicer $119.96
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Should You Quit Your Job To Go Make Video Games? Your boss just pulled you into another surprise meeting. You’ve got a case of the Mondays. And your raise got rejected. Why not leave it all behind and roll the dice on a new career in video games? Read more…
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Are Statistics Still Useful in Politics? Trump’s nomination might suggest otherwise—but a new paper helps refute that idea — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Mapping electromagnetic waveforms Physicists have developed a novel electron microscope that can visualize electromagnetic fields oscillating at frequencies of billions of cycles per second.
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Gastrointestinal disorders involve both brain-to-gut and gut-to-brain pathways New research indicates that in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or indigestion, there is a distinct brain-to-gut pathway, where psychological symptoms begin first, and separately a distinct gut-to-brain pathway, where gut symptoms start first. In the study, higher levels of anxiety and depression were significant predictors of developing IBS or indigestion within 1 year.
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When it comes to empathy, don’t always trust your gut Is empathy the result of gut intuition or careful reasoning? Research suggests that, contrary to popular belief, the latter may be more the case.
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Students expand perspective of birds Northern Michigan University students who participated in a recent field ornithology class recorded interactions with more than 175 bird species in various habitats. They saw raptors pepper the sky over Brockway Mountain during the spring migration, owls being banded by researchers at the Whitefish Point Bird Observatory and barn swallows nesting beneath the bridge where the AuTrain River spills i
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This Milk Lasts Up to Nine Weeks Without Spoiling Purdue’s Bruce Applegate at work in his lab. The new treatment dramatically extends the shelf life of milk. (Image: Purdue Agriculture Communication photo/Tom Campbell) Refrigerated pasteurized milk typically lasts about two to three weeks before turning into a wretched hive of scum and villainy. A new process developed by researchers at Purdue University extends the shelf life of milk up to 63 d
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For the Love of God Upgrade to Windows 10 Before You Have to Pay $120 For the past year, Microsoft has been annoyingly aggressive about getting people on board with Windows 10. If you’ve some how come this far without upgrading,. the time has come to cast your die. The software is getting a big price hike starting July 30th , from $0 to $120. SO UPDATE DAMMIT . On August 2nd, Microsoft will be launching its anniversary update to the OS, which will also be free if y
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No, a Lemon Can’t Actually Start Fires and Here’s Why Earlier this year a video appeared online purportedly showing how you could turn a lemon into a simple battery , and then use it to start a fire by igniting a piece of steel wool. It was similar to a simple science experiment we all tried in grade school, but going one step further to make fire? That’s where the science falls apart . http://sploid.gizmodo.com/when-life-give… Wilson and Adam, two
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Trump campaign ‘ignores’ British rockers’ requests not to use their music Rocker Paul Rodgers is the latest in a string of British artists to hit out at US presidential nominee Donald Trump for using their music on his campaign trail without permission. Read Full Article at RT.com
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No takers in Ukraine’s privatization sale Ukraine has failed to sell its largest ammonia maker, with no bids for the company, according to the State Property Fund (SPF). Read Full Article at RT.com
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The Mr. Robot VR experience isn’t a gimmick — it’s true storytelling Mr. Robot mastermind Sam Esmail has made a point of taking on nearly every creative role possible on his show, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that when the idea came up for a virtual reality tie-in, he took the same hands-on approach. Debuting at Comic-Con, Mr. Robot VR is a 13-minute narrative experience written and directed by the auteur that takes viewers on a flashback journey with lead c
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Atmospheric chemistry on paper Normally computers speed up calculations. But with his new pen-and-paper formula Kevin Heng of the University of Bern, Switzerland, gets his results thousands of times faster than using conventional computer codes. The astrophysicist calculates the abundances of molecules (known as atmospheric chemistry) in exoplanetary atmospheres. Ultimately, deciphering the abundances of molecules allows us to
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Best Buy tests in-home service to help customers figure out their tech needs Best Buy wants to go deeper into customers’ homes.
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Gamevice iPhone Controller Take full control of your phone’s gaming capabilities with the epic Gamevice iPhone Controller. The mountable gadget instantly converts your device into your very own personal arcade, complete with a pair of analog joysticks, triggers, a D-pad and more. A built-in battery will keep you juiced while the rubber construction adds protection and better grip.
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Sony’s 100″ 4K TV Is the Size of a Queen Bed Sony just released specs and opened up pre-orders on their latest high-end TVs, and every model in the Sony Z series is as absurd as it is expensive. Each of the models features 4K HDR for maximum clarity, detail and color, Backlight Master Drive for deeper blacks and brighter colors and AndroidTV for all your […]
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These Discounted Copper String Lights Can Dim, Strobe, and Pulse on Demand Update: We’re having some trouble with this promo code. We’ll update the post if we figure it out. Read more…
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Here’s what you’ll actually be doing in No Man’s Sky After many delays and a lot of hype, the sci-fi exploration game No Man’s Sky is finally launching next month . But for all we’ve seen of the game since it was announced way back in 2013, it’s still not entirely clear what exactly you’ll be doing while you explore its massive, procedurally generated universe. Thankfully, leading up to the launch developer Hello Games has released a series of trai
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Redbox Digital starts selling videos in small scale test Famed DVD rental kiosk distributor Redbox is moving ahead with its second attempt at a digital sales platform . A Redbox Digital app recently surfaced on Apple’s app store for iPad. The app is only open to a small subset of customers who are part of the company’s pilot program, Redbox recently confirmed to Variety . To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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These 15 projects are solving the world’s toughest education problems Sky-high suspension rates, bullied kids and underfunded schools — those are some of the hot education topics in the United States. But in other parts of the world, teachers, parents and policymakers are grappling with challenges such as a lack of school buildings or teachers, scarce electricity, and extreme poverty, which often forces young people out of the classroom and into the workforce. The
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Watch this delivery through the eyes of a self-driving robot Soon we might be sharing our sidewalks with these self-driving delivery robots, zipping around the streets to bring us takeout and packages. Ahti Heinla, chief executive of Starship Technologies, takes us for a test delivery to a Silicon Valley resident in the video above. We see how the robot detects and navigates obstacles as it rolls on down the street. SEE ALSO: Self-driving robots to start d
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Austin Cop Tells Black Teacher His Partner Slammed Into Ground That Black People Have ‘Violent Tendencies’ Breaion King, a school teacher, was stopped by Officer Bryan Richter for allegedly going 50 miles an hour in a 35 m.p.h. zone, and the situation escalated with the cop pulling King out of the car and slamming her into the ground, KVUE, which obtained video of the incident that happened last summer, reports . Later, on the way to the police station, King asked another officer, Patrick Spradlin, ab
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US Department of Energy expands loan program to include EV charging stations – Roadshow If you want to encourage EV adoption, ensuring a fully fleshed-out charging infrastructure is a good way to do that.
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The magnetosphere has a large intake of solar wind energy Solar wind forms the energy source for aurora explosions. How does the Earth’s magnetosphere take in the energy of the solar wind? An international team led by Hiroshi Hasegawa and Naritoshi Kitamura (ISAS/JAXA) analyzed data taken by the US-Japan collaborative mission GEOTAIL and NASA’s MMS satellites and revealed that the interaction between the magnetic fields of Earth and the Sun, or more prec
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Can’t remember your password? No problem, banks say Banks were the first to teach us that we couldn’t live without passwords. Now they’re showing us that we can.
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How trees talk to each other | Suzanne Simard “A forest is much more than what you see,” says ecologist Suzanne Simard. Her 30 years of research in Canadian forests have led to an astounding discovery — trees talk, often and over vast distances. Learn more about the harmonious yet complicated social lives of trees and prepare to see the natural world with new eyes.
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Going cardless at the ATM catches on Several major banks in the U.S. now support the use of a smartphone to withdraw cash from an ATM — many by way of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology — instead of requiring customers to use a bank card. One of the early adopters, Bank of America, said this week it currently supports cardless technology at 2,800 of its ATMs. That number will reach 5,000 ATMs by year’s end that rely on NFC
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Four Cool Technologies That Clear the Air From Our Blogs: Nexus Media News The future of carbon capture Artificial approaches to carbon capture remain too expensive to be practical on a large scale, but several methods show promise.
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Review: Gadgets that really stop mosquitoes from bugging you It’s rare that I can test a gadget that addresses a problem faced by 100 percent of my readers, but I think we can all agree mosquitoes are a nuisance and a health hazard.
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Astronaut John Glenn’s historic flight plan sold for $67K In-flight instructions used by astronaut John Glenn during his historic 1962 Mercury spaceflight have been sold at auction.
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Former astronaut Mark Kelly to speak at DNC Former astronaut Mark Kelly will speak at next week’s Democratic National Convention, although not necessarily about space. Kelly and his wife, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, are among the speakers convention organizers said Thursday will appear at the convention in Philadelphia. Kelly, in a tweet , said he and Giffords will speak on July 27 to discuss why the Democratic presidential no
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Amateur diving data could help climate change studies Recreational divers could play a significant part in studying the effects of climate change on oceans thanks to the decompression computers worn by many SCUBA enthusiasts. Nature says that the wrist-mounted trackers often provide useful data like dive time, depth and the temperature of the water. That last one is key in measuring climate change effects, as rising water temperatures can increase t
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Brexit watch: UK researchers scramble to save science Uncertainty reigns as the UK struggles with how to sever its relationship with the EU. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20307
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7 injured after car plows through crowd, crashes into Erawan Shrine in Bangkok (VIDEO) Footage has emerged showing the moment a car drove into Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, injuring seven people. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Vitamin Inspires Solar Flow Batteries Researchers at Harvard University have identified a new class of high-performing organic molecules, inspired by vitamin B2, that can safely store electricity from intermittent energy sources like solar and wind power in large batteries.
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U. S. land capacity for feeding people could expand with dietary changes A new “food-print” model that measures the per-person land requirements of different diets suggests that, with dietary changes, the U.S. could feed significantly more people from existing agricultural land.
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Verizon will cut off unlimited data users who use too much unlimited data Verizon’s continuing its ongoing mission to pare down the number of customers on unlimited data plans by migrating them to ones with hard limits. Recently, the company came up with a way to get rid of its biggest data hogs. Verizon is notifying customers using an “extraordinary” amount of data per month that they must move off their unlimited data plan by August 31. If they don’t switch, the carr
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Cycliq Fly12 The cyclist’s version of a dash cam, Cycliq’s Fly12 is a brilliant bike light with a 1080p HD camera attached — and a perfect complement to their rear-facing Fly6 . The light portion puts out 400 lumens on its max setting, bombarding the road or trail with photons at up to 80 feet ahead. Recording is in constant loops with 1 button footage protection that catches the action — or evidence — on its
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Everyday chemicals may be messing up our microbiomes—but we don’t know Women washing hands in white sink good suds (credit: Arlington County ) Poke around any bathroom or cleaning cabinet in the US and you’re likely to find a product spiked with an antimicrobial chemical. One of the most common of these, triclosan, has shown up in about 75 percent of antibacterial hand soaps and is easily spotted in a range of other goods, from toys to toothpaste. It has also been f
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The Weekend Agenda Every Friday we’ll get you hooked up with some solid weekend plans. These are the things we think you should watch, read or do over the next few days.
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Link About It: State of Great Barrier Reef Worsens After a very recent survey of the Great Barrier Reef (specifically the region near Lizard Island), Justin Marshall—who works at the University of Queensland and is the chief investigator of citizen science program Coral Watch—has reported devastating…… Continue Reading…
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Save $3 On Gillette’s Fusion Proshield Razor, Courtesy of Amazon While there are obviously cheaper ways to shave, this $3 discount on a Gillette Fusion Proshield might be tempting if you want to take the infamous Flexball out for a spin. Read more…
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No more space race rhetoric: it’s not just about the US any more Increasingly nationalistic language around space exploration is distracting us from science that we can only do collaboratively, says Lisa Grossman
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NASA Study Reveals That Historical Records Miss a Fifth of Global Warming New research led by NASA scientists reveals that almost one-fifth of the global warming that has occurred in the past 150 years has been missed by historical records due to quirks in how global temperatures were recorded. The study explains why projections of future climate based solely on historical records estimate lower rates of warming […] The post NASA Study Reveals That Historical Records M
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Attosecond physics: Mapping electromagnetic waveforms Munich physicists have developed a novel electron microscope that can visualize electromagnetic fields oscillating at frequencies of billions of cycles per second. read more
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First drone pilot jailed for flying contraband into UK prisons In a first for the UK, a drone pilot has been jailed for flying illegal substances into prisons. Daniel Kelly was sentenced to 14 months in jail after using a quadcopter to deliver “spice,” a psychoactive substance, and tobacco to inmates on multiple occasions. Kent Police say he successfully flew the drone on four separate dates: HMP Elmley, in Kent, on April 20th, HMP Mount in Hertfor
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Omissions in Mathematics Education: Gauge Integration The current (pure) mathematics curriculum at the university is well established. Most of the choices made are sensible. But still, there are some important topics that are usually not taught. Some of these topics are very obscure and not even very well known to many professional mathematicians, others are known to experts but for some […]
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Pop-up newspapers are a thing, and this anti-Brexit paper is killing it LONDON — In the wake of the Brexit vote and the ensuing political madness that has consumed the UK for the past month, a curious story of success has emerged in the midst of the chaos. SEE ALSO: Enterprising girl uses Brexit to launch her own wildly successful business The New European , a pro-European weekly newspaper that went from conceptualisation to the printing press in just nine days, has
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Korg tuner keeps time, improves technique A few years ago, Korg released a nifty practice tool called the TM-50 that combined tuner and metronome in one unit, allowing musicians to keep time and stay in tune. Now the company has added the ability to analyze and improve tone and technique with the release of the TM-50TR. .. Continue Reading Korg tuner keeps time, improves technique Category: Music Tags: Korg Tone Guitar Tuner Training Rel
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GOP’s Overall Message to LGBTs: We Don’t Actually Want You Dead, Okay? PayPal’s Peter Thiel’s self-identification as a proud gay man during his speech at the Republican National Convention is getting a lot of media attention, as it should. Though the RNC has had openly gay speakers before, this was the first time a speaker made reference to his own non-heterosexual identity. When accepting the nomination for president, Donald Trump also made reference to the gay and
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The Republican National Convention, explained in helpful charts The Republican National Convention , much like Donald Trump’s entire campaign, has been quite a ride. Between broken pledges, stolen speeches and Rudy Giuliani screaming “America” about a dozen times, it’d be perfectly understandable for you to have difficulty making sense of it all. That’s where we come in. SEE ALSO: Your feelings about the Powerball jackpot, explained in charts We’ve
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Trump’s War on Terror: More Intelligence Gathering, Winning Fast, Suspending Immigration From ‘Compromised’ Countries Donald Trump suggested in his nomination acceptance speech last night “to focus on three things” to protect Americans from terrorism—the “best intelligence-gathering operation in the world,” “stamping out Islamic terrorism” instead of nation-building and regime change, and suspending immigration “from any nation that has been compromised by terrorism.” Trum
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What Remains After Donald Trump’s RNC: A Party Without a Future or a Governing Coalition It’s the day after the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and virtually all elements of the big show have already been disappeard from the town Reason and Drew Carey tried to save once . The delegates, pundits, and activists have almost all bugged out of town, leaving behind virtually no trace they had been running riot here for the past few days. Here are three big takeaways for liberta
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These NFL Teams Will Probably Start Hot Because Of An Easy Schedule Sometimes the arc of an NFL team’s season can reflect real changes in its performance, but just as often it’s simply an illusion of the schedule machine : Does the team play its toughest games early in the season, or late? It’s something we can even see coming ahead of time, if we do the math. For instance, the Baltimore Ravens’ schedule should help them get off to a hot start in 2016. The Ravens
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We’re Hiring A Copy Editor FiveThirtyEight is hiring a copy editor. We’re looking for someone to edit articles for clarity, style and accuracy, someone who cares that both data and grammar are correct, who appreciates a conversational style, and who is as comfortable editing a chart of NBA player rankings as a story on the politics of Iowa. This is a full-time, permanent position based in New York City. Basic qualification
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Twitter adds more college sports to its video streaming lineup Twitter is adding new video streaming deals almost daily, and today it announced an agreement that pads its college sports lineup. Following last week’s Pac-12 deal , the social network is teaming up with Campus Insiders to stream over 300 “live college events” from Mountain West Conference, Patriot League and West Coast Conference. Yes, that includes live games and competitions spannin
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“The idea of succession is not discussed enough in the design industry” Opinion: designers need to stop thinking about business as a dirty word and consider the legacy of their company, says Paul Priestman, chairman of transport design firm PriestmanGoode . Here, he explains why he has effectively sold his company to his employees. (more…)
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New remote-controlled microrobots for medical operations Scientists have developed a new method for building microrobots that could be used in the body to deliver drugs and perform other medical operations.
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A new key to understanding molecular evolution in space Scientists have revealed temperature-dependent energy conversion of molecular hydrogen on ice surfaces, suggesting the need for a reconsideration of molecular evolution theory.
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Today’s Best Deals: Asics Running Shoes, Eneloop Power Pack, Rice Cooker Step ladders , running shoes , and a popular juicer lead off Friday’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale. Click here to learn more, and don’t forget to sign up for our email newsletter . Top Deals Greenco Foldin
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Brexit has already hammered the UK economy Everyone thought Brexit would spell doom for the UK economy. Those predictions are starting to come true, according to new data . The UK economy endured its worst month since April 2009, when the country was in the throes of the global financial crisis. That’s according to the Purchasing Managers’ Index, which tracks the manufacturing and service sectors. These core economic indicators dropped at
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SSL wins $20 million DARPA contract to build robotic arms WASHINGTON — The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded Space Systems Loral a $20.7 million contract to design and build two robotic arms, a critical element of the agency’s plan to create an on-orbit servicing demonstration for satellites in geosynchronous orbit, the company announced July 21. DARPA has made its Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites, or RSGS, one of
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Groove Silicone Active Rings Athletes, tradesmen, and klutzes rejoice. You can now put away your ring cutters. Save yourself a 6-hour trip to the ER. Avert the wrath of your wife. Groove Rings will never get stuck on your finger. They’ll never bend and smash and cause you immense pain under pressure. They won’t even make your hand hot and sweaty. Best of all, if you take a Groove Ring off (or keep it on) to wash the dishes o
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RT – Daily news 84
Foreign Office backtracks on its defense of alleged Saudi atrocities in Yemen The British government has been forced to withdraw a number of statements it made claiming that the Saudi war in Yemen had not breached human rights law. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos tops Warren Buffett, becomes the third richest person in the world Jeff Bezos just snuck past Warren Buffett to become the third-richest person on Earth. The Amazon.com Inc. founder’s net worth was $65.05 billion Thursday, topping Buffett by $32 million on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. With the gain, Bezos’s wealth has increased by $5.4 billion this year, marking a resurgence after it fell to as low as $43 billion in February amid turbulent global markets. I
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Former Ku Klux Klan leader who supports Donald Trump now running for U.S. Senate Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke announced Friday on his website that he plans to run for U.S. Senate in Louisiana. A registered Republican, he would be seeking an open seat vacated by Republican David Vitter. SEE ALSO: Queen says Trump’s use of ‘We Are the Champions’ was ‘against our wishes’ Duke’s announcement came as the state is grappling with deep racial tensions after the shooting deat
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BBC News – World 66
‘I must give MH370 pilot a voice’ As the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 is close to being suspended, the BBC talks to the sister of Zaharie Shah, the plane’s chief pilot.
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Curbed – All 68
A Tree Grows Inside This Steel-Clad Modern Home Every room has its own garden If architects were confectioners, weathered Corten steel would be their chocolate. It can seem like every other other modern home today is now covered in the visually rich and rusty cladding, concealing a sweet creamy interior. That’s certainly the case for Grow Box, a two-story Massachusetts home slathered in dark steel. Inside, luminous white rooms give off onto sm
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Dark Matter Stays Dark The most sensitive search yet for the mystery substance draws a blank after 20 months — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Computerworld 67
The most important thing to consider in your next smartphone purchase As Android fans, we’ve got a heck of a lot of choice when it comes to phones these days — a dizzying array of sizes, styles, manufacturers, and features. But there’s one element you’d be well-advised to consider over any other distinguishing factor in your next phone-purchasing decision — and it’s one that doesn’t get nearly enough attention. I’m talking about the manufacturer’s level of commit
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Fluorescent trypanosomes reveal invasion of skin and beyond following tsetse fly bites Trypanosome parasites cause sleeping sickness in Africa. If left untreated, the infection causes coma and eventually death. A study takes a close look at what happens after an infected tsetse fly transmits parasites into the skin of a mouse host and shows that very few parasites are needed to successfully colonize the host. In addition, multiplication of parasites at the bite site creates a reserv
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Smokers quitting tobacco also drink less alcohol People who have recently begun an attempt to quit smoking tobacco are more likely to try to drink less alcohol than other smokers, according to research.
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The Sweethome 6
Inner Vision for the Weekend of July 22, 2016 In this weekend’s edition of Inner Vision discover an unexpected material you can use to keep BBQ grills tidy , watch one of the most drool-inducing ASMR videos , and get informed about where to drop off your leftover house paint responsibly.
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Imaging technique shows in living brain what was once only visible in cadavers Our understanding of prevalent brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease is constantly evolving , but when observing how such conditions affect synapses, researchers have had to rely on post-mortem observations. A Yale University team of scientists has developed and tested a technique that could revolutionize how we observe the progress of common brain disorders. In the long run, it could lend
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Latest Science News — ScienceDaily 46
Why apnea patients are prone to suffer from glaucoma Scientists have successfully measured the eye pressure of sleeping patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome for the first time, finding an unexpected correlation with glaucoma.
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You will never have to walk again with the Modobag This new invention solves the “last mile problem” ends the scourge of walking forever.
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Digital Trends 200+
NASA time-lapse shows a year on Earth from a million miles away Earlier this week, we shared the mesmerizing time lapse of NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory performing its biannual 360 flip to analyze the outer edge of the sun. Now, we have another video for you, but this time, the camera is pointed back at us here on Earth. In honor of the one-year anniversary of NASA’s EPIC camera module on board NOAA’s DSCOVR spacecraft capturing Earth from space, NASA con
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Digital Trends 43
Virtual reality could hold the key to treating PTSD in war veterans The Vietnam War ended in 1975, but four decades later, upward of 200,000 veterans still suffer from war-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In 2014 alone, more than 60,000 new Vietnam-era veterans came forward seeking help — a number almost as high as the new cases of PTSD among those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Dr. Albert “Skip” Rizzo , director of medical virtual reality at t
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Most surgical meniscus repairs are unnecessary Three out of four people could avoid knee surgery with a new form of exercise therapy, with significant cost savings for society, say researchers in a new report.
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Researchers identify way to predict, prevent damage in donated kidneys A panel of genes has been identified that can help predict whether a transplanted kidney will later develop fibrosis, an injury which can cause the organ to fail.
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HiConsumption 8
Insta360 Dual Lens Camera Transform your iPhone into a 360-degree virtual reality camera.
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Motherboard 100+
Ransomware Gang Claims Fortune 500 Company Hired Them to Hack the Competition Ransomware —computer viruses that lock a victim’s files and demand a payment to get them back—has become so common that experts believe it’s now an “epidemic.” Security experts have always assumed that ransomware hackers are in it for the ransom. But a shocking claim made by one ransomware agent suggests there may be another motive: corporate sabotage. In an exchange with a security researcher pr
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Engadget 100+
A new iOS 10 feature warns against open WiFi networks We all know it’s generally a bad idea to access unsecured networks via WiFi, but it’s not every day your phone warns against it. According to Florida-based Apple beta tester Jeb Stuart, iOS 10 will do exactly that. After connecting to an open network, iOS 10 will display a “Security Recommendation” notification beneath the network’s name in the WiFi menu settings. When a user opens up t
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Mashable 100+
$99 Superdock turns Android phones into laptops — but why? Stop me if you’ve heard this idea before: Imagine turning your smartphone into a laptop just by plugging it into a laptop “shell.” Yeah… it’s not a new idea and yet Superbook , a product that promises to turn your Android phone into a laptop, has already smashed its Kickstarter campaign goal of $50,000 with more than $398,000 pledged as of this writing and 28 days left to go. SEE ALSO
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Bullet that struck Charles Kinsey meant for client w/ autism – police union head The North Miami police officer who shot unarmed mental health worker Charles Kinsey did so accidentally – he was actually aiming at Kinsey’s autistic charge who was holding what turned out to be a toy truck, the police union representing the officer said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Labour leader Corbyn denies bullying & threatening to get critical MP’s dad to tell him off MPs challenging Jeremy Corbyn have once more accused the Labour leader of condoning a “culture of bullying” after a former whip and supporter of leadership rival Owen Smith complained Corbyn had threatened to “call his dad” in order to humiliate him. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The Manual 17
WeWood Saves Forests With Wooden Watches Using largely scrap wood, the team at WeWood creates incredible watches with Miyota parts. In their first year, WeWood planted 7,000 trees as part of their initiative to plant a tree for every watch sold. The post WeWood Saves Forests With Wooden Watches appeared first on The Manual .
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Turkey coup attempt: Detentions ‘tip of the iceberg’ Turkey’s deputy prime minister tells the BBC more arrests could be made following last week’s failed coup.
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9to5Mac 25
9to5Toys Last Call: Apple Watch from $249, Jaybird X2 Headphones $79, SanDisk 128GB Flash Drive $20, more Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter . Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter , RSS Feed , Facebook , Google+ and Safari push notifications . TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS: Last Call Updates: The Best New Games on the App Store : LEGO Star Wars, Heroes of Loot 2, Perchang, Stickman Golf and more How-to build the perfect Pokémon Go Machine : acces
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How to Reduce Police Violence Doubts cast on police implicit bias training — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Today’s Best Deals: Asics Running Shoes, Eneloop Power Pack, Rice Cooker Step ladders , running shoes , and a popular juicer lead off Friday’s best deals. Read more…
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Popular Science 300+
Apple Delays Secretive Car Project Cars Pushed back to 2021 Someone upset the Apple Car.
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Under Armour Is Shipping Everything For Free Today, With No Minimum For a limited time, Under Armour is shipping every order for free with no minimum . That includes everything from new arrivals to outlet and sale items. Unfortunately, the Chef Curry 2 Lows are sold out in white , but there’s still a lot to choose from. Read more…
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The Single Day Heat Record for the Eastern Hemisphere Has Just Been Shattered Think it’s hot in North America right now ? Well, you need to shut-up and stop complaining, because parts of the Middle East are getting absolutely scorched right now. Yesterday, the temperature in Mitribah, Kuwait soared to a blistering 129.2 degrees Fahrenheit (54 degrees Celsius). That’s a record for our planet’s Eastern hemisphere. Read more…
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Darth Vader Does Not Look Happy in the First Teaser for His Star Wars VR Story Admittedly, Darth Vader rarely looks happy—probably something to with the mask—but there’s something extra ominous about the way he slowly turns and ignites his lightsaber in this quick teaser video for ILMxLAB’s upcoming VR project. Read more…
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Ars Technica 93
Reaction captures carbon, generates electricity, makes a cleaning product (credit: Randy ) The capture of CO 2 from smokestacks could make an important contribution to limiting climate change, but there are two obstacles. One is that you have to store that CO 2 somewhere (like underground reservoirs). The other is that the capture process requires energy, so your power plant ends up producing less electricity per unit of fuel. That comes with a financial cost. There ar
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Next Big Future 10
Russia’s air force and precision guided weapons make a military that is geopolitical useful and effective The United States military had problems in the Vietnam war but introduced precision guided weapons in the first Gulf war. Russia’s air force cannot match the United States in terms of the number of 5th generation planes. This primarily matters in terms of a WW3 or pre-WW3 showdown. However, Russia’s nuclear weapons and conventional capability are sufficient to prevent bullying from Washington when
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The Verge 500+
Edward Snowden made an appearance at a secret Comic-Con screening of Snowden Toward the climax of Oliver Stone’s Snowden , a powerful government official video links into a meeting room where he appears on a monitor that — for whatever reason — spans an entire wall. Throughout the scene, his enormous head glares down at Snowden. Frankly, the staging felt ridiculous. At least until I was put in that very same situation only moments after watching this scene last night. I w
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Slashdot 64
How Apple and Facebook Helped To Take Down KickassTorrents Reader itwbennett writes (edited): Artem Vaulin, the alleged owner of the torrent directory service KickassTorrents, was arrested in Poland earlier this week, charged with copyright infringement and money laundering. As we dig deeper as to what exactly happened, it turns out Apple and Facebook were among the companies that handed over data to the U.S. in its investigation. Department of Homeland S
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Motorized suitcase lets you ride to your gate like a boss Walking to your gate is for chumps. Moving through an airport can be a hassle. Between security, crowds and endless lanes of concrete flooring between you and your gate, it can be an exhausting way to travel. SEE ALSO: A fancy travel gadget allows you to pull your suitcase with your butt Modobag, a ridable suitcase, aims to give your feet a break by allowing you to zoom past the slow walkers so y
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Engadget 500+
Eye-tracking software can gauge your intent and boredom in VR One of the singular things about virtual reality is the freedom to look in any direction. But that’s also one of its biggest narrative problems . How does a storyteller retain control when the viewer is free to decide where to look? The answer, it seems, is in the eyes. Eyefluence , a company that’s rooted in optics, AI, machine learning and mechanical engineering, has built an interface that let
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Curbed – All 9
Do you want your drinking cups to levitate? Now there’s a way. But also, why? Much like floating houseplants , floating drinking glasses have little reason to exist other than the fact that they look like something you might see in a science fiction movie and are therefore kind of cool. And now they are a reality, thanks to a product called LevitatingCUP from Chicago-based inventor Joel Paglione, who recently launched a Kickstarter campaig
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Popular Science 40
American Military Will Test Toyota Trucks For War Military Like many other militaries already have Toyota wars…
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Digital Trends 96
Finally, some good news about Tesla’s Autopilot tech Tesla’s semi-autonomous Autopilot technology has been lambasted by the media in the wake of several recent accidents . It’s making headlines once again, but this time the story is much more positive. A Model S owner wrote a letter to Tesla to explain how his car’s Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) system saved a pedestrian’s life in Washington, D.C. He remembers that he was driving at about 10:30
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Electronics & Gadgets : Universal Elite Gaming Headset Play Together on Any System Universal gaming headset lets you play and chat on your choice of system. Compatible with Xbox One, PS4, PC, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, Wii, and even works with smartphones, tablets, MP3 players, even TVs! Perfect for long-distance co-op on any system. $39.99
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Tools : Mini FrightLight Projector Keychains Blind Bag – Five Nights At Freddy’s The animatronic characters here do get a bit quirky at night… These Five Nights at Freddy’s Mini FrightLight Projector Keychains are blind-bagged, which means we don’t know what’s in the bag. You don’t know what’s in the bag. You’re gonna have to look if you want to find out. $5.99
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Cool Hunting 32
Link About It: Official Star Wars Drones Hold on to your helmets: unveiled in London yesterday by Propel, four official Star Wars drones—a speeder bike, an X-Wing, the Millennium Falcon and a Tie fighter. The quadcopters promise to fly at up to 40mph, do 360-degree tricks, and even feature…… Continue Reading…
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Lifehacker 64
Hopper Updates With Personalized Flight Deal Recommendations The Hopper app has consistently been a useful, go-to tool for travelers looking for the best deal. This week, they announced personalized flight deal recommendations, a feature that will make it even easier to find the best prices on travel. http://lifehacker.com/hopper-notifie… Hopper alerts you when your specific flight has dropped in price, and it offers predictions for price fluctuations, too
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Acer Predator 15 Intel Core i7-6700 Quad-Core SKYLAKE 15.6″ 1080p IPS Gaming Laptop (32GB/512GB SSD + 1TB) w/ GeForce GTX 980 4GB GPU $2199.99 Acer Predator 15 Intel Core i7-6700 Quad-Core SKYLAKE 15.6″ 1080p IPS Gaming Laptop (32GB/512GB SSD + 1TB) w/ GeForce GTX 980 4GB GPU $2199.99
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Motherboard 500+
Your First Step to Becoming A Cyborg: Getting This Pierced In You If you’ve always wanted to be a cyborg, an artificially-enhanced human with bionic technology, but you’ve always been too afraid of getting a chip in your wrist, North Sense might be your answer. The new product, which vibrates every time it senses the magnetic north, is hinged into your skin with piercing barbells. Created by Cyborg Nest , a new company and online shop, North Sense is the first
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Maternal intake of past-its-prime fish oil linked to newborn death, rat study finds Nearly 30 percent of newborn pups born to pregnant rats fed highly-oxidized (“off”) fish oil died within two days after birth, finds a new study.
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Jon Stewart annihilates Trump, his supporters & Fox News in scathing speech (VIDEO) Jon Stewart joined Stephen Colbert on the ‘Late Show’ Thursday to share his thoughts on the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his supporters in an impassioned speech that has quickly gone viral. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Next Big Future 38
The fast, stunning rise of China’s supercomputer ecosystem which can translate into innovation leads in aircraft, cars, medicine, energy and military systems China’s supercomputer accomplishment is far more significant than one computer coming in first. Other countries have done it in the past with what’s called “stunt” machines ― fast and powerful, but unable to apply it to anything. The stunning news here is that China created a High Performance Computing (HPC) “ecosystem” in an amazingly short period of time. Another important part of the Sunway Ta
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Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories 18
Success of ‘Pokemon Go’ begs question: How augmented should reality be? The magic of “Pokemon Go” is in the way it overlays the Pokemon world atop the real world. Step outside and you’ll spot cartoonish creatures to capture. Head to a place where people congregate – say a park or a bus stop – and you’ll battle other players or encounter the rarest beasts.
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CNET News 40
Amazon teams with Wells Fargo to offer student loan discounts – CNET Wells Fargo will offer discounts on private student loans to subscribers of Amazon “Student Prime,” in a marketing campaign designed to win over younger people.
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Avera 40AER10 40″ 1080p LED LCD HDTV $145AR Avera 40AER10 40″ 1080p LED LCD HDTV $145AR
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ReadWrite 33
Will these wearables finally make us cyborgs? I am one of those people that firmly believes that implanted wearables are the future of health technology. Devices like cochlear implants have been around since the 1980s, contraceptive implants since the late 1990s and there are many other implanted medical devices that add quality to life — or even preserve life — from hip replacements to pacemakers. However, outside of the medical world, impl
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ReadWrite 22
Tesla fatality can’t dissuade NHTSA from self-driving upside Despite a fatal crash setback for the self-driving car industry, the leading U.S. car safety regulator said it is standing behind autonomous vehicles. Automotive News reported on a conference with Mark Rosekind, chief of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. During the conference Rosekind indicated that the U.S. government would not pull back its support for research and development
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Popular Science 500+
Update: Dark Matter’s Mysteries Remain Elusive Science After years of studying beneath the Earth’s surface, dark matter still eludes observation The announcement came at an international dark matter conference in the UK yesterday.
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Scientific American 2
Active Marijuana Ingredient Detected in Colorado Town Well Residents of the 800-person town were told not to drink the water — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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New Scientist – News 500+
Sanders turns the heat up to make Clinton a real climate champ The Democrats’ platform will be tougher on climate change than Hillary Clinton might like, a welcome outcome of Bernie Sanders’ popularity, says Matthew Nisbet
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Cool Material 41
Forged Carbon Fiber Wedding Band Carbon6 was born after founder John Easley lost his wedding ring a couple years ago and couldn’t find a suitable replacement. The Forged Carbon Fiber Ring was created because he needed something suitable for his work around electricity and machinery as an engineer and designer. Made with a unique forging method that creates a marbled […]
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Ars Technica 43
Hacker who published LA Times login credentials ordered to prison (credit: Cyrus Farivar) A journalist convicted of hacking was ordered Thursday to begin serving his two-year prison sentence. Matthew Keys was scheduled to begin serving his term last month, but a federal appeals court stayed his custody to determine whether he should remain free from the federal prison camp in Atwater, California pending an appeal of his federal conviction under the Computer Fra
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Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingInhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building 45
How corn sweat is making this weeks heat wave even worse How ‘corn sweat’ is making this week’s heat wave even worse http://mashable.com/2016/07/21/corn-sweat-heat-wave-global-warming/ Right now, there is one burning question on your mind, and I know it’s “What the heck is corn sweat?” The week’s extreme heat wave is blistering the middle section of the United States, where excess moisture from corn fields will evaporate and add an unwanted boost of hum
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An Enormous Green Blob Just Bubbled Out of a Storm Drain in Utah Residents of Bluffdale, Utah received quite a shock yesterday when an enormous blob of pale green foam sprung forth, seemingly out of nowhere, from a roadside irrigation gate. Read more…
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Three-drug combinations could help counter antibiotic resistance, UCLA biologists report Each year, approximately 700,000 people die from drug-resistant bacterial infections. A study by UCLA life scientists could be a major step toward combating drug-resistant infections. read more
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Top stories – France 24 40
French state faces lawsuits over failure to thwart terrorist attacks Several victims of the July 14 truck attack have said they plan to sue the French state and the municipality of Nice amid criticism of the authorities’ failure to prevent the latest deadly attack on French soil.
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Uncrate 12
Erickson Slung Lounge Chair Crafted by Brooklyn furniture designer Ben Erickson, the Erickson Slung Lounge Chair is a custom version of the classic sling chair. The sleek frame is available in a variety of… Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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TechSpot 17
Google’s machine learning tech now makes reading comic books on mobile devices a lot easier Replicating the experience of reading a comic on a mobile device isn’t easy. Google Play Books improved things last year with an update that offered a scrolling landscape layout when readers flipped devices on their sides. But now a new feature could see digital comics become as enjoyable to read…
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Sony 13.3″ 1600×1200 E-Ink WiFi 4GB Digital Paper Tablet w/ Stylus $599.99 Sony 13.3″ 1600×1200 E-Ink WiFi 4GB Digital Paper Tablet w/ Stylus $599.99
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Big Think 100+
Is This Where God Lives in the Brain? Doctors ran a typical a brain scan on an epilepsy patient. As they were watching, the patient saw God. Here’s what happened next. Read More
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The Next Web 100+
Facebook just announced an open source project to make it easy to get started with React Facebook has touted its own tooling for React for some time, but most developers know that getting set up requires learning quite a fool tools to set up a project. Its new project, however, the aptly-named ‘Create React App’ should make this simpler. The project, born out of a hackathon, bundles tools and makes it easier for developers to get started developing and deploying JavaScript projects f
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Talks at Google 19
Justin Lin, John Cho: “Star Trek Beyond” | Talks at Google
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Latest Science News — ScienceDaily 20
Scientists release recommendations for building land in coastal Louisiana A team of leading scientists and community experts with decades of experience released key recommendations to maintain and build land in coastal Louisiana. Their recommendations focus on operating Mississippi River sediment diversions and consider the needs of communities, wildlife and fisheries.
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Brain activity, response to food cues differ in severely obese women, study shows The brain’s reward centers in severely obese women continue to respond to food cues even after they’ve eaten and are no longer hungry, in contrast to their lean counterparts, according to a recent study.
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The Awesomer 8
Swiss Air Force Formation in 360º Link Ride along for a formation flight with the Swiss Air Force PC-7 Team . This 360º video puts you in the middle of the action, for a spectacular view of the snow-capped Alps and the St. Moritz ski resort below. The shots from the ground were unnecessary, but it’s still well worth watching. More Awesome Stuff: Man on Spire Gotthard 360° Bad Ideas in Aviation History Quadcopter Racing Through Ru
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Reason.com Full Feed 24
What GOP Leaders Think of Trump, Then and Now After a bruising primary season, leaders in the Grand Old Party know that some of the choice words they reserved for Trump can’t be unsaid. But as the Republican faithful gathered in Cleveland for their nominating convention, the GOP elite gleefully joined The Donald’s death march to November. So how does their rosy new outlook compare to their prior view of the newly-crowned nominee? About 1:45
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Philips SPA4270BT/37 Bluetooth 2.0 Multimedia Speakers $29.99 Philips SPA4270BT/37 Bluetooth 2.0 Multimedia Speakers $29.99
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10 hazardous chemicals in consumer products the EPA should regulate now The new chemical safety law prompts EWG to list the highest-priority toxic chemicals that desperately need review.
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Geek.com 6
Geek deals roundup: Save on a Dell Inspiron 15 laptop, Zelda pre-order, and more Dell Inspiron 15 7559 quad-core 1080p 15.6-inch laptop for $699.99 (Coupon code: L9MGXPLP5T9NRK) Save $200 on a laptop with a quad-core Skylake Intel Core i7-6700HQ CPU, a discrete Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M (with […]
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Digital Trends 11
Production on ‘Jurassic World’ sequel could start in February in Hawaii Director Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World was one of the biggest blockbusters of 2015, second only to Star Wars: The Force Awakens , so it’s no surprise the studio is eager to get cameras rolling on a sequel. And according to a new report, that follow-up film could begin production in just a few months. According to Jurassic Outpost and Reel News Hawaii, the sequel to Jurassic World will begin fi
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Latest Science News — ScienceDaily 100+
Lack of sleep increases a child’s risk for emotional disorders later Children who experience inadequate or disrupted sleep are more likely to develop depression and anxiety disorders later in life according to recent research. The study seeks to determine the precise ways inadequate sleep in childhood produces elevated risk for emotional disorders in later years.
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Gizmodo 89
Honda, SoftBank Plan Emotional Robot Cars That Will Definitely Not Murder Us Image Credit: Jason Torchinsky Everyone is trying to make cars that can drive themselves, but Honda and Japanese mobile carrier SoftBank want to go a lot further: they want cute emotional robot cars that talk to you about your feelings. There’s no way that could go horribly wrong, am I right? SoftBank’s Pepper. Photo Credit: AP The companies say they are planning to collaboratively develop artifi
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Archinect – News 8
Contemporary art + gentrification = ‘artwashing’? Artwashing. What a great new political watchword. As in, watch out that your neighbourhood doesn’t get “artwashed” too. Just look how Tate Modern has wrecked London and how the Guggenheim trashed Bilbao. Get away, ye galleries! Let’s keep urban wastelands as bleak as they already are! It’s a neat reversal of the thinking that has seen cities all over the world embrace art galleries, museums and b
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HiConsumption 1
Leatherman Skeletool RX Multi-Tool Outfitted with 7 lifesaving tools and a 25-year warranty, this multi-tool is the real deal.
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Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories 400+
Plant cellulose prevents short circuits in batteries (Phys.org)—In order to prevent short circuits in batteries, porous separator membranes are often placed between a battery’s electrodes. There is typically a tradeoff involved, since these separators must simultaneously prevent leakage current between electrodes while allowing ions to pass through the porous channels to generate current. Conventionally, these membranes are made of synthetic materia
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Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories 5
Researchers get new insight into deadly fungal infections Most people don’t think of fungal infections as deadly—they are generally viewed as annoyances—athlete’s foot, for instance.
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Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories 21
Colorado town awaits test results of pot ingredient in water Bottled water was distributed to residents of the small Colorado town of Hugo on Friday as officials investigate the possibility that a marijuana chemical has contaminated the water supply.
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Slashdot 200+
‘The Hillary Leaks’ – Wikileaks Releases 19,252 Previously Unseen DNC Emails Reader schwit1 writes: The state department’s release of Hillary emails may be over, but that of Wikileaks is just starting. Moments ago, Julian Assange’s whistleblower organization released over 19,000 emails and more than 8,000 attachments from the Democratic National Committee. This is part one of their new Hillary Leaks series, Wikileaks said in press release.:”Today, Friday 22 July 2016
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Latest Science News — ScienceDaily 14
A ‘smart dress’ for oil-degrading bacteria The modified polyelectrolyte-magnetite nanocoating was applied to functionalize the cell walls of oil decomposing bacteria Alcanivorax borkumensis.
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Latest Science News — ScienceDaily 55
Physicists discover a new approach for building quantum computers The main reason why quantum computers are so hard to manufacture is that now scientists still haven’t find a simple way to control complex systems of qubits. This research discovers a different approach:Instead of uniting multiple two-state systems into one, authors use one system with multiple states. This approach proves to be more effiective, since it is easier to make a stable multi-level syst
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RT – Daily news 2K
‘Atomic blast from Mother Nature’: Chopper cameraman captures incredible storm burst (PHOTOS, VIDEO) A cameraman for a local television station in Phoenix, Arizona, couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw a huge mushroom-cloud shape in the skies while shooting footage from his news helicopter. Read Full Article at RT.com
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RT – Daily news 2K
Munich mall shooting: Lone wolf attack ‘inspired by Breivik’ At least 9 people are dead and nearly 30 wounded after a gunman, likely acting alone, opened fire on shoppers in a busy mall in Munich, southern Germany. The perpetrator’s body was located nearby and bore self-inflicted wounds. His motives remain unclear. Read Full Article at RT.com
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MakeUseOf 12
Big Savings on Movies & TV Shows, Amazon Echo, and More [US] What better way is there to start the weekend than by getting some deals? Movies & TV Shows Stargate Atlantis: The Complete Series ($38.99, 56% Off) Stargate Atlantis: The Complete Series [Blu-ray] Condition: NewPrice: $38.99 Buy Now at Amazon.com For the complete series on Blu-ray, this is the cheapest you’ll ever find it. If you’re a fan of the sci-fi adventure, and you don’t have all the e
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Mises Blog 400+
The Consequences of Militarized Police Forces Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rss Big Government U.S. History Private Property The Consequences of Militarized Police Forces 0 Views On Thursday 7 July 2016 during a Dallas protest of the killings of Philando Castle and Alton Sterling an attack on officers tasked to watch left five dead and an additional seven hospitalized. Politicians offered up meaningless platitudes and appear to use the attack
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Latest Science News — ScienceDaily 22
A hydrophobic membrane with nanopores for highly efficient energy storage Storing fluctuating and delivering stable electric power supply are central issues when using energy from solar plants or wind power stations. Here, efficient and flexible energy storage systems need to accommodate for fluctuations in energy gain. Scientists have now significantly improved a key component for the development of new energy storage systems.
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Newswise: SciNews 1
Hey Robot, Shimmy Like a Centipede Centipedes move quickly. And when one is coming directly at you, you might not care to spend a moment pondering its agility.
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PCWorld 300+
Gaming desktops with AMD Zen chips will be hard to come by this year If you’re expecting widespread availability of gaming desktops with AMD’s Zen chips by year-end, don’t hold your breath. It’s been a long wait for Zen since it was first announced in mid-2015. It’s shaping up to be the best CPU from the company in more than a decade, and the AMD faithful are hungry to get their hands on a desktop with the chip. High-end desktops with Zen will be available, but in
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PCWorld 200+
EU dual-use tech ban plan could classify smartphones as weapons European Union plans to extend export controls on so-called “dual-use” technologies to include cyber-surveillance tools could put the brakes on sales of smartphones. Dual-use technologies are those that can serve civil or military purposes, and some countries impose restrictions on their sale because of fears that they could be used to abuse human rights in the destination country. A dr
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MakeUseOf 12
Save on Smartphone Battery Backups and DC TV Shows on Blu-ray [Canada] Whether you’re looking to keep your phone charged while on the go (the Pokemon Go, that is), or you want to stay cool inside and watch some TV, we’ve found deals for you. Smartphone Battery Backups Looking for a smartphone battery backup to keep your phone alive while out playing Pokemon Go? Then these deals are for you! AUKEY 10400mAh Portable External Power Bank (CDN$ 25.49, 15% Off) Aukey 1000
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Capitalism Magazine 2
Left-Wing Fascism in Germany In Germany, it appears that all you need to do to land in jail is be accused by a judge of having a “clear right-wing background.” Has Germany learned nothing from its prior experiences with fascism?
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Big Think 300+
Want Happiness? Buy Experiences, Not Things, Says a Cornell Psychologist Studies confirm that having experiences makes us happier than material possessions. Read More
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e! Science News – Latest science news 3
Lichen: Apparently happy couple really a threesome July 21, 2016) Since the discovery of their true nature 140 years ago, lichens have been the poster children for symbiosis. In the textbook definition of a lichen, the filaments of a single fungus provide protection for photosynthetic algae or cyanobacteria, which in turn provide food for the fungus. read more
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The Verge 100+
Microsoft adds Pokémon detector to OneDrive to locate monster screenshots Microsoft is making a number of changes to OneDrive today, but the feature that stands out is a new Pokémon detector. OneDrive has been sorting pictures into tags by detecting if photos are of food, buildings, animals, drink, and many more. Pokémon seems to be the latest tag, and if you use OneDrive on Windows, Android, or iOS to backup photos then it will automatically detect all your Pokémon sc
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Reason.com Full Feed 7
The GOP in the Age of Trump: Part Apocalypse, Part Positive Thinking When pundits describe this year’s Republican convention, the words ” dark ” and ” apocalyptic ” keep cropping up. They aren’t wrong about that: From Monday’s Make America Safe Again theme night through the nominee’s dystopian address on Thursday, the week was filled with the intertwined themes of fear and authority. In 2016, we were told, abominations have massed at the countr
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Reason.com Full Feed 73
Is Russia’s Surveillance State Being Modelled on the West? St. Petersburg, Russia—Did legislation in the United Kingdom and the United States inspire Russian authorities to adopt their country’s new domestic spying laws? Maybe. On July 7, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the “Yarovaya Law,” which came into effect earlier this week. The Yarovaya Law—named after Irina Yarovaya, the ultraconservative legislator who pushed for it—is styled a
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Reason.com Full Feed 300+
Criminal Justice Reform Groups Pan Trump’s No-Good Speech on Crime In a primetime convention speech heavy on selectively chosen crime statistics but light on context, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump claimed violent crime was on the rise in the U.S. But criminal justice reform groups and criminologists say the real numbers paint a more complicated picture, and it’s still too early to tell whether recent upticks in violent crime are just an outlier. I
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Digital Trends 8
Walkera’s upcoming drone can zoom across the sky and zoom in on its subjects If you thought DJI’s new zoom-capable drone camera was impressive, you might want to check out the model Walkera has on tap. The drone manufacturer’s latest features a zoom lens inside its camera system that offers 16x magnification. The drone is called the Voyager 4 and it’s designed to be Walkera’s flagship machine for prosumer drone operators. On board is a gimbal-stabilized camera system that
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Digital Trends 7
Be a trader, not a traitor, in the latest ‘No Man’s Sky’ trailer You’re unlikely to run into another player in No Man’s Sky , but that doesn’t stop the endless space exploration simulator from featuring a robust resource-gathering and trading system. In fact, it might just mean you get to keep more goodies for yourself. In the latest No Man’s Sky video from Hello Games and PlayStation, “Trade,” we see an explorer touch down on a grassy planet. But instead of s
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The Verge 100+
Electric cars need more charging stations, and the White House wants to help Today the Department of Energy announced that it was expanding its $4.5 billion loan guarantee program to include charging stations for electric vehicles (EV). Charging stations could be seen as an “efficient electrical transmission or distribution technologies,” which would make them eligible under the law for this specific loan program. The rapid decrease in the price of batteries — more than 7
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Latest Items from TreeHugger 35
The latest in insulation could be toast Here’s a recipe for baking a new kind of foam insulation
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Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine 400+
Ancient Silk Road hygiene sticks lead to a “fluke” discovery Thousands of years ago, travelers and traders carried goods across the vast distances between Europe, the Middle East and Asia along routes that collectively become known as the Silk Road. Named after the silks that were exported from China, the routes helped spread news, art and culture through a large part of the world. Now, a new study focused on a 2,000-year-old Silk Road latrine shows that t
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CNET News 400+
Optical illusions gone wild! Find the frog, then look for the lizard – CNET Indian photographer Yuwaraj Gurjar shares two nature photos featuring carefully camouflaged creatures.
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SlashGear 28
Dyson V8 Absolute Review: A cordless masterclass in suction No home appliance manufacturer inspires outspoken brand loyalty quite like Dyson, but it’s taken the British company several tries to get cordless vacuum cleaners right. Latest to the showroom is the Dyson V8 Absolute, a decidedly premium way to cut the cord as you vanquish dust, dirt, and animal hair, with the promise of the sort of efficacy you’d hitherto … Continue reading
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Mashable 1K
Alcohol’s cancer risks outweigh any health benefits, study shows Drinking alcohol is a direct cause of at least seven forms of cancer, and the more you drink, the higher your risk, a new analysis found. The report’s author said she hoped to cut through the barrage of studies and stories that can leave readers with conflicting views of alcohol’s effects. After all, isn’t a nightly glass of wine supposed to be good for you? SEE ALSO: Couples who get drunk togeth
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WikiLeaks Just Published Tons of Credit Card and Social Security Numbers Image: Getty WikiLeaks firmly believes in radical transparency, the idea that the world would be better if there were no secrets. That level of transparency can be used for good, like the time the site published a video called “ Collateral Murder ” showing innocent journalists shot to oblivion by US troops in 2010. But not always. The organization has also used that tradition of transparency for
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RT – Daily news 1K
Union boss claims state undercover agents sabotaging Corbyn’s Labour leadership Union boss Len McCluskey has accused British intelligence agencies of using agents provocateurs to undermine Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Read Full Article at RT.com
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RT – Daily news 69
‘I’m not racist’: Swedish bus driver explains attack on Syrian refugee, gives background to incident A Swedish bus driver who assaulted a Syrian refugee while shouting “damn swine” has told a local paper that migrants are “nice people” and there is “a story behind” the altercation. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine 40
Mars rover can now pick its own targets to sharpshoot with its laser Since arriving on Mars in August 2012, NASA’s Curiosity Rover has accomplished a lot, travelling over Martian dunes , taking selfies , and even getting a “brain transplant” . With its mission recently extended for another two years, the agency has elected to improve the distant rover’s ability to conduct science operations under its own steam. The upgrade is related to the Chemistry and
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Latest Science News — ScienceDaily 400+
Pathogenic bacteria hitchhiking on tiny plastic particles to North and Baltic Seas? With increasing water temperatures comes an increasing likelihood of potentially pathogenic bacteria appearing in the North and Baltic Seas. Scientists have now demonstrated that a group of such bacteria known as vibrios can survive on microplastic particles.
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GearCulture 2
Modular Pop-Up Studio Get inspiration in this truly inspired Modular Pop-Up Studio, a London design which affords cellular, natural light-filled spaces for the likes of sculptors, painters, writers and musicians. Get imaginative, the modular steel frame lends itself to a variety of cool, inspiring sites such as a backyard, terrace or roof top.
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Architecture Lab 14
How The Shaft will rival The Shard for coolest skyscraper in London Eric Parry is the architect behind a new City super-skyscraper — and he won’t let Brexit stand in his way, he tells Robert Bevan The post How The Shaft will rival The Shard for coolest skyscraper in London appeared first on Architecture Lab .
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This Week’s Sale Quick Picks Stutterheim Stockholm Coat $226.00 $113.00 at oki-ni Wings + Horns Leather Slip On Sneakers $380.00 $190.00 at East Dane Beams Plus Check Work Shirt $185.00 $105.00 at End Clothing Golden Bear Post Varsity Jacket $359.00 $229.00 at End Clothing Sunspel Swim Shorts $210.00 $105.00 at Sunspel Orient Mako Watch $285.00 $198.00 at Steven Alan The post This Week’s Sale Quick Picks appeared first on We
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SlashGear 11
Verizon closing in on $5 billion Yahoo purchase Verizon may soon be vastly increasing its content and advertising business, as it’s said to be in one-on-one talks to purchase Yahoo. Sources close to the deal say that Verizon could pay around $5 billion to purchase Yahoo’s core business, which would essentially disqualify other interested buyers. Indeed, what was once a number of bidders now seems to have been … Continue reading
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Architizer 28
Duravit and Architizer Celebrate the Rio Olympics at This Year’s Summer Party It’s become somewhat of a New York City design community tradition, and last week it returned for its fifth year ­— the annual Duravit summer party cohosted by Architizer. With the Rio Olympic Games right around the corner, the festivities took on an Olympics theme, which, in a sense, was a throwback to the very first New York City Duravit party. Every year the designer bath-fitting manufacturer
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SpaceNews.com 11
Satellite sector mulls how to live with FCC’s 5G decision PARIS – The U.S. regulatory decision that denied protected status to satellite systems that have been investing in Ka-band spectrum, and cast doubt about the viability for satellite systems of other slices radio spectrum, has been met with a curiously muted response by the satellite sector. The same companies that before the July 14 decision had invested heavily in high-powered legal talent to ur
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ArchDaily 1K
Look Through 15 of Alvar Aalto’s Most Notable Works with This Digital Stereoscope Courtesy of Expedia Finland In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the death of Finnish architect Alvar Aalto this May, Expedia Finland has created “The World According to Alvar,” an interactive visual portfolio containing some of his most notable buildings from around the world. The digital stereoscope allows you to browse through 15 seminal works including the Helsinki Hall of Culture and
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The Next Web 34
This quirky search engine lets you face swap into any hairstyle or fashion Snapchat has made face-swapping a all the rage, but that’s normally just something you do with your friends. A new search engine called Dreambit lets you face swap into pretty much any look you can imagine. The tool works by analyzing your uploaded photo, and then performing a Web search for images that generally match the shape, pose and expression of your own. As far as we can tell, it works pr
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Engadget 500+
The best portable solar battery charger By Mark Smirniotis This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter , a buyer’s guide to the best technology. Read the full article here . After considering 70 models and testing portable solar battery chargers for over 30 hours, we think the Anker PowerPort Solar Lite is the one to get if you need to power a small device in an emergency or off the grid. It can fully charge most phones at ne
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California Classic Solid Body Electric Guitar $69.99 California Classic Solid Body Electric Guitar $69.99
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CNET News 22
Want to help the future of self-driving cars? Sign up for Chffr – Roadshow The name’s not that great and the software is still in beta, but it will help Comma.ai learn how to drive like a human being.
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CNET News 200+
Top 5 solid-state drives: It’s upgrade time – CNET CNET editor Dong Ngo picks the best solid-state drives (SSDs) currently on the market.
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Blog 26
Pokémon physics, photon torpedoes, a neutrino Ghostbuster and more Excerpts from the Red folder
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Deals 72
This $15 Box Reminds You That LEGOs Used To Be More Than Movie Tie-Ins LEGO has come to be dominated by licensed sets with strict instructions and little room for creativity, but you can still buy a big ol’ box of LEGO bricks for $15 on Amazon today , an all-time low. It doesn’t include Han Solo or a Minecraft creeper, but you will get 303 pieces to build whatever you want. Read more…
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Slashdot 31
Sony Is the Only Remaining Obstacle To PS4-Xbox Cross-Play In March, Microsoft announced native support for cross-platform play between Xbox One and Windows 10. At the time, the company also added that this support could be extended to “other console and PC networks,” something which led people to wonder if truly cross-platform gaming, on any platform, was next. When asked, Sony did say that it was open to the idea. “PlayStation has been su
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PCWorld 100+
A hackable election: 5 things you need to know about e-voting machines As the U.S. heads toward an especially contentious national election in November, 15 states are still clinging to outdated electronic voting machines that don’t support paper printouts used to audit their internal vote counts. E-voting machines without attached printers are still being used in a handful of presidential swing states, leading some voting security advocates to worry about the potent
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PCWorld 100+
How and why to verify your Twitter account The equally vaunted and ridiculed blue checkmarks on Twitter are no longer exclusive to elites or those with connections who have an “in” at Twitter. The company this week opened the verified account designation up to all users and put some rules in place for consideration . Many of Twitter’s 310 million monthly active users don’t qualify for verification, but the company is opening the secretive
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Macworld 16
Apple will release Olympic-themed Apple Watch bands, but only in Brazil Apple is gearing up for the summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro like everyone else in the world, and the company’s contribution is a little something special: limited edition nylon Apple Watch bands that pay tribute to 14 competing nations. Unfortunately, you can’t buy them anywhere Apple Watches are sold, or even order them online. Apple is selling these special straps only in Brazil, in just one
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e! Science News – Latest science news 1
Significant pain increases the risk of opioid addiction by 41 percent What do we really know about the relationship between the experience of pain and risk of developing opioid use disorder? Results from a recent study – the first to directly address this question — show that people with moderate or more severe pain had a 41 percent higher risk of developing prescription opioid use disorders than those without, independent of other demographic and clinical factors
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Latest Science News — ScienceDaily 6
Stop the snails: Control of snail hosts critical to schistosomiasis elimination A study reports that successful Schistosomiasis control programs over the past century relied, at least in part, on reducing the freshwater snails that are an essential host in the parasite life cycle.
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Latest Science News — ScienceDaily 16
Predatory prawns eliminate a major parasite more effectively than drugs alone A new study upends the status quo to combatting schistosomiasis, which affects 250 million people worldwide. The team suggests that the spread of the parasitic disease is curbed more effectively with ecological intervention than drug treatment alone.
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Latest Science News — ScienceDaily 100+
New review concludes that evidence for alcohol causing cancer is strong A new review of epidemiological evidence supports a causal association between alcohol consumption and cancers at seven sites in the body: oropharynx, larynx, esophagus, liver, colon, rectum and female breast.
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Coolest Gadgets 5
REM-Fit wants to realize ZEEQ, the most comfortable smart pillow to date Going to sleep is a

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