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German police arrest Afghan youth over possible role in Munich shooting German police arrested a 16-year-old Afghan youth on Sunday on suspicion of a connection to the killing of nine people by an 18-year-old gunman in Munich, authorities said.
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Drip irrigation provides a conduit for change Democratic governments are slow-moving creatures — as they should be. Social stability generally requires that change be evolutionary, not revolutionary, lest the changes imposed set off turmoil that could cause much more harm than the hoped-for good. While that principle works fine for most aspects of society, it’s woefully inadequate when it comes to implementing technology for… Read More
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Four Reasons You Can’t Find A Good Mentor You might not be finding a good mentor because you’re looking for the wrong things in the wrong places. I can’t tell you how many times in the course of my consulting work—no, I take that back—in the course of my entire and not-short career as a designer, design firm executive, and consultant to creative professionals, that I’ve had someone convey to me their desire for a mentor. Read Full Story
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NYC Flow Link Digital artist Danil Krivoruchko used slow-mo footage captured on an iPhone, then ran it through a post-processing algorithm which transformed New York City into a sort of living watercolor painting. You can grab the rendering code he used on GitHub . Source footage here . More Awesome Stuff: Coldplay: Up&Up VFX 101 GTA V Lightsaber Battle Grocery Trip Deep Dream Why CGI Sucks (Except it
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3 changes that will strengthen your data science team GUEST: Data science is a hot topic, and data scientists are the hot commodity. Google the phrase and there are a zillion results, many of which reference the most disruptive startups and innovative corporations. It’s all data science all the time these days. But before you create a data science team, it’s important to recognize that hiring data scientists and creating a data science team isn’t a
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Regenerative medicine today is like the internet in 1993 Robin Smith is the co-founder CEO of ORIG3N, a regenerative medical company that has crowdsourced blood samples to create the world’s biggest and most diverse bio-repository. According to Smith, regenerative medicine is the next big thing in medical science — so disruptive, in fact, that he says it’s akin to the Internet in 1993. No wonder, then, that ORIG3N has already… Read More
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Resident gives postman a seemingly impossible task Sometimes, postal workers are called above and beyond the line of duty. But this task is just too much. SEE ALSO: Someone left a harsh note for some trespassing ‘Pokémon Go’ players One resident asked their local postman to remove a giant spider from their mailbox. Otherwise, they may never retrieve their precious parcels and bills again. We hope the brave postal worker was up to the task. via GI
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Clinton Campaign: Russia Leaked Emails to Help Trump An anonymous Slashdot reader quotes the Washington Post: A top official with Hillary Clinton’s campaign on Sunday accused the Russian government of orchestrating the release of damaging Democratic Party records in order to help the campaign of Republican Donald Trump — and some cyber security experts in the U.S. and overseas agree. The extraordinary charge came as some national security officials
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Science writer proposes a new ‘Women of NASA’ LEGO set One science writer wants LEGO to embrace the “ladies who rock outer space.” Maia Weinstock, deputy editor of MIT News and self-proclaimed “LEGO tinkerer,” has proposed a new LEGO set celebrating the women of NASA. SEE ALSO: NASA’s Juno sends back first view from Jupiter’s orbit She narrowed the list down to five women: Margaret Hamilton, a computer scientist who developed soft
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Think you deleted that email? If you’re on Yahoo, that might not be the case Yahoo’s got some ‘splaining to do. Apparently, when you delete an email, it’s not really deleted. That much has been made apparent by Yahoo’s ability to provide law enforcement with a drug trafficker’s supposedly deleted emails, which were key in securing a conviction. But now Yahoo is the one under scrutiny, as a judge has since ordered the tech giant to present a witness and documentation detai
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BeCool Power Tech system creates energy from your home AC In summers of the future, you may not have to choose between keeping cool and saving money — at least, not if the BeCool HVAC system makes it big. While most air conditioning units suck up energy in order to keep your home at a comfortable temperature, the new device cools (or heats) the air while simultaneously charging a fuel cell. This means that your AC unit isn’t just using electricity — it’
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3 tips for creating a human and A.I.-powered chatbot GUEST: In the past, commerce was always about two people trading with each other — a truly human experience. Over time, we became more sophisticated, which led to the creation of currencies and commercial institutions, like retail stores. Now, with the advent of the internet and the birth of ecommerce, we’ve agreed to a Faustian bargain: to trade the human connection for unlimited product selecti
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The Easiest Way to Make Your Own Ricotta Cheese at Home The creamy texture of ricotta cheese makes it perfect for lasagna, flavorful toast, and even dips. Here’s a super simple way to make it at home with ingredients you probably already have in the kitchen. This video from the Insider YouTube channel shares an impossible-to-mess-up ricotta cheese recipe from The Brooklyn Kitchen in Williamsburg, New York. Pour four cups of milk and one cup of heavy c
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Let My Amazon Report tell you if you should actually be paying for Amazon Prime Looking to save a few dollars on your toothpaste, toilet paper, or t-shirts by ordering on Amazon rather than trekking over to your local Wal-Mart? It might seem like a good deal if you’re an Amazon Prime member, but is it actually worth it? The $99 membership fee may pay for itself for some online shopping aficionados, but for others, it may not be the best bet. And now, there’s a tool to help y
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Glassdoor Exposes 600,000 Email Addresses A web site where users anonymously review their employer has exposed the e-mail addresses — and in some cases the names — of hundreds of thousands of users. An anonymous reader quotes an article from Silicon Beat: On Friday, the company sent out an email announcing that it had changed its terms of service. Instead of blindly copying email recipients on the message, the company pasted their addre
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Wells Fargo Is Offering a Student Loan Discount for Amazon Prime Members Amazon Prime comes with a handful of perks, and the latest among them is a student loan discount. Amazon recently teamed up with Wells Fargo to offer Prime Student customers an interest rate discount on their private student loans. Read more…
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North Sense Human Compass Implant I’ve wished I were a human bulldozer. A human airplane. A human beatbox. But a human compass? Never crossed my mind before North Sense. Cyborg Nest’s North Sense is a (sort of) implant that will turn you into a directionally-in-tune cyborg. Well, at least more of one than you were before. The tiny Artificial Sense “installs” anywhere on your body you’re willing to live with a quad of pi
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From curry to pizza As the Indian kitchen has moved up from the ground to a waist-high counter, the food cooked has also changed, writes Amita Baviskar
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Get the party started with our top-20 karaoke playlist At some point, everyone — whether you’re a self-conscious shut in or an out and out go-getter — finds themselves on a stage with a cheap glass of ethanol, a microphone, and a screen filled with scrolling lyrics. But unless you’re a seasoned veteran of purposeful self-embarrassment, you might not know your way through the musical minefield that is a karaoke song list. Music: Put the pedal to the m
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Sleep under the stars at this open-air hotel room in the Swiss Alps Even if you consider yourself a well-traveled adventurer, chances are extremely high you’ve never the kind of open-air hotel room now available at Switzerland’s Null Stern Hotel . Sure, some exotic locales may have a large portion of a living room exposed to the elements or feature a somewhat open-air bungalow, but it’s Null Stern’s version which deftly toes the line between luxury and whimsy. Fe
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School’s out After several more schools were set alight in Kenya, pupils, parents and officials tell the BBC what they think is behind the arson.
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Germ-inspired microbots shape shift to deliver drugs, unclog arteries According to the World Health Organization, up to 20,000 people still suffer from African trypanosomiasis or sleeping sickness, which once made many parts of central Africa almost uninhabitable. Scientists from the Ecole Polytechnique Federale Lausanne (EPFL) and the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETHZ) have manages to salvage some good from this scourge, however, by using the proto
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Metal 3D printing takes flight While many designers and engineers find success with 3D-printing parts in plastic for prototyping and low-volume production, producing parts out of metal using similar technology has recently led to the creation of some of the most exciting 3D-printed parts in memory. Read More
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The Voyager from Louis Vuitton is the Ultimate Travel Watch Louis Vuitton’s Voyager timepiece is the ultimate tool for the globetrotter who travels from city to city, time zone to time zone. This contemporary Swiss made watch possesses all the refinements one would expect from the French fashion house with the addition of a GMT function. The Voyager’s case measures 41.5mm and is not entirely circular. The bold ‘V’ […] Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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South Korea to build 3D grid map for drone test flight South Korea’s transport ministry will build a 3D grid map with detailed topography and information on obstacles for use in drone test flights in designated areas.
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Magic Leap demo in China shows augmented reality shopping The incredibly secretive augmented reality startup Magic Leap showed off another demonstration of its technology this week, this time using Chinese apps. During a discussion with Alibaba CMO Chris Tung in China, Magic Leap’s chief marketing officer Brian Wallace gave audience members a look at how the technology works. The early look for Alibaba makes sense given the Chinese company’s role as a m
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UN praises Colombia and FARC’s agreement on women The UN welcomes an agreement between the Colombian government and FARC rebels giving specific guarantees to women as part of a peace accord.
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Edward Snowden Develops iPhone Case to Tell On Snitching Smartphones When we press a button on our s martphone to turn off radio signals, such as GPS, Bluetooth, cellular modem, or Wi-Fi, how do we know it’s really off? The answer is we don’t. Edward Snowden is here to fix that. Read More
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New Illinois Law Limits Police Use Of Cellphone-Tracking Stingray An anonymous Slashdot reader quotes a report from ABC News: A new Illinois law limits how police can use devices that cast a wide net in gathering cellphone data… [Stingray] gathers phone-usage data on targets of criminal investigations, but it also gathers data on other cellphones — hundreds or even thousands of them — in the area. The new law requires police to delete the phone information o
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NASA wants more private uses of the International Space Station NASA doesn’t just see the International Space Station as a place where government space agencies can work together in harmony — it could be a business hub, too. The agency has put out a call for ideas that could increase commercial use of the ISS. Those private outfits have potential uses that researchers hadn’t imagined, NASA says. They could likely take better advantage of the “unique cap
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27yo Syrian refugee behind Ansbach blast previously attempted suicide – Bavaria Bavarian authorities have announced that the suspected suicide bomber, who was killed in the Ansbach explosion, was a 27-year-old Syrian whose asylum request was rejected last year. The motive behind the attack, which injured 12 people, remains unknown. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Down with “Leadership”: Against the Election The opening lecture of Mises University 2016. Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 24 July 2016.
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NBN to launch Sky Muster II satellite in October NBN’s second Ka-band satellite has been slated for launch in October, aiming to provide 400,000 homes and businesses in regional and remote Australia with NBN coverage.
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Huawei, Vodafone hit 20Gbps in 5G e-band outdoor field test Huawei and Vodafone have completed the world’s first 5G outdoor field test using e-band spectrum, believing it will be able to support AR, VR, and smart car applications.
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Butt out of South Sea dispute, China tells ‘shameful’ Japan China has hit out at Japan, which has urged it to abide by the terms of a recent international ruling that challenges Beijing’s claims to the South China Sea. Meanwhile, South Asian countries have also failed to display a united position on the ruling. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Brazilian judge: Facebook and Twitter cooperated in probe of alleged militants ( Reuters ) — The judge overseeing the probe that led to the arrest last week of suspected Islamist militants in Brazil said Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. co-operated with investigators by providing information about the suspects’ use of both social networks. In an interview late Sunday with Fantastico, a weekly news program on the Globo television network, Judge Marcos Josegrei da Silva said co
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Pokemon Go perfect storm turns tiny park into suburban nightmare – CNET With thousands of avid Pokemon Go players flocking to the suburb of Rhodes in Sydney’s inner west, the local council has petitioned Niantic for the removal of PokeStops.
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Can Computerized Brain Training Prevent Dementia? “Researchers believe they have found a link between speed-of-processing training and a reduction in cognitive decline among the elderly,” reports the New Yorker. An anonymous Slashdot reader quotes an article about how this new long-term study actually contradicts much of the previous science. In October of 2014 a group of more than seventy academics published what they called a consensu
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Our Monetary System Favors the Rich and Hurts the Poor Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rss Our Monetary System Favors the Rich and Hurts the Poor Business Cycles Monetary Theory 0 Views Last month, Philipp Bagus and Andreas Marquart released their new book Blind Robbery!: How the Fed, Banks, and Government Steal Our Money , now available from FinanzBuch publishers. (See Karl-Friedrich Israel’s full review on mises.org.) We recently spoke with Dr. Bagus a
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Gridstore acquires DCHQ and becomes HyperGrid Gridstore, a company that focuses on building software and data center appliances for Windows Hyper V-based clouds, today announced that it has acquired DCHQ, a service that helps enterprises move their applications to any cloud or container infrastructure (with a specific focus on Java-based applications). With this acquisition, Gridstore is changing its name to HyperGrid and the old… Read More
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Three Secrets Of The Most Well-Liked Speakers Likability isn’t some innate quality that you have or you don’t. It comes down to what you do when you get up to speak. Preparing for a talk? You’re probably brushing up on your material, making sure you’ve got a great opening and closing planned, and practicing your pacing . And that’s all great. But one thing few of us step back and think about is whether our audience will actually like us. Rea
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Slow Progress to Better Medicine Thirteen years after the human genome was sequenced, some remarkable treatments are being developed.
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Radiologist hilariously recreates celebrity photos to fundraise for cancer patients Sydney radiologist Mark Udovitch knows just how garbage it is to be sick. Looking to raise awareness and funds for adults living with cancer, as part of the Dry July campaign , Udovitch began to recreate photos of celebrities with only a tiny budget and luscious, soon-to-be-donated locks. SEE ALSO: Eye doctor reaches out to nearsighted Pokemon Go players Speaking with Mashable Australia Udovitch
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IAAF will not review Rio Olympics ban for Russian athletes following IOC decision The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said it would not review the Rio competition entries of Russian athletes and offered “assistance” to other sports federations in preparing individual rulings after the IOC decision. Read Full Article at RT.com
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IOC accused of cowardice, double standards over Russia decision The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has been heavily criticized online over its handling of the Russian doping scandal. Commentators described it as “useless” and “shameful”and favoring past dopers not from Russia. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Wooden Tower Planned in Holland Building wooden skyscrapers seems to be gaining in popularity, and now one is going up in Amsterdam. The so-called Haut tower was designed by the Dutch firm Team V Architecture and they plan to begin construction in the later part of 2017. The skyscraper will measure 240 ft (73 m) in height and have 21 floors. It will be a luxury apartment complex, and Haut actually stands for Haute Couture. Occu
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Kids Illegally Cross Border Between Canada and U.S. in Pursuit Of Pokémon Image via Getty We’ve established that neither Auschwitz nor the Holocaust Museum are appropriate places to seek out Pokémon. Now we need to attend to another issue provoked by the new and phenomenally popular game Pokémon GO : illegal border crossing . According to Reuters, two unidentified juveniles were so absorbed in their respective Poké-quests that they unwittingly crossed over the Canadian
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Today in Gear: July 25, 2016 Hydrophobic shorts with a classic look, new running shoes from your favorite canvas sneaker brand, rose gold tech accessories to match your new computer and much more. … Read More »
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Deals of Note: July 25, 2016 How to save on a vacuum, Sid Mashburn clothing and a refurbished Canon camera bundle. … Read More »
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Tens of thousands of Cambodians attend funeral procession of slain activist On Sunday, the funeral procession for prominent Cambodian government critic and pro-democracy advocate, Kem Ley, drew tens of thousands of Cambodians to the streets. Kem Ley died on July 10, after being shot fatally in an unprovoked attack. Despite a farm worker admitting to the crime, locals believe that there’s more than meets the eye to Kem Ley’s sudden murder. SEE ALSO: Cambodian propaganda v
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VR headset that relays facial expressions to the virtual world VR hardware is already capable of tracking your head, your hands , your eyes and in some cases, your feet , but Veeso is claimed to be the first VR headset to capture your face and transmit your expressions – and as a result, your emotions – onto a virtual avatar in real time. With it, the company is emphasizing emotional connections through chat apps and social games like poker. .. Continue Read
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‘Torture, arbitrary detention won’t be tolerated’: Amnesty to RT on Turkey’s post-coup crackdown Amnesty has urged Ankara to put an end to numerous human rights abuses that have been taking place in Turkey since the failed coup attempt. The NGO told RT the current situation must not be used as a pretext for torture and the ill-treatment of citizens. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Torture’ of kids in juvenile detention highlights the importance of #BlackLivesMatter in Australia Footage released Monday of the ” torture ” of juvenile boys has again drawn attention to accusations of institutional racism being levelled at the justice system in Australia. The Don Dale Juvenile Detention Centre in the Northern Territory is being accused of gross mistreatment, including the excessive tear gassing of six boys been 14 and 17-years-old during what was described as a &qu
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Singapore police invokes the power of Pokémon to get its message across SINGAPORE — Pokémon Go isn’t out here yet, but the Singapore police force knows its audience. On Sunday, it tweeted a reminder to watch your belongings when you’re out so you’re not a target for pickpockets and the like. Its tweet features a composite photo of a hand holding a phone, showing a mock-up resembling Pokémon Go . A wallet and phone bearing the words “free” takes the place of
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Mental, physical exercises found to produce different brain benefits (credit: iStock) Cognitive brain training improves executive function while aerobic activity improves memory, according to a new study by the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas. The study, published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience , compared cerebral blood flow and cerebrovascular reactivity data, obtained via MRI, for two groups of healthy sedentary adults ages 56–75
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Penda unveils interlocked double-helix bridge for the Beijing Winter Olympics Penda’s latest bridge design features a series of double-helix arches inspired by the rings of the Olympic Games. The San Shan Bridge would span the Giu River outside Beijing, China just in time for the 2022 Winter Olympics to be hosted there. Penda’s design concept draws from the elliptical, connected rings that represent the Games, as well as the five major regions of the world that participate
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Take a Chill Pill – How to be a More Relaxed Traveler For some people, traveling is one of their favorite things to do. The idea of hopping on a plane and venturing to some far away location is a dream come true. I’m not one of those people. For me, everything about the experience is unpleasant. From packing to flying, I’m not a fan of any of it. If you’re like me, you don’t have to struggle! There are some techniques you can use to help become a mo
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Russia making new type of universal quantum computer with multilevel quantum qudits instead of qubits Physicists from MIPT and the Russian Quantum Center have developed a method which is going to make it easier to create a universal quantum computer — they have discovered a way of using multilevel quantum systems (qudits), each one of which is able to work with multiple “conventional” quantum elements — qubits. Professor Vladimir Man’ko, Scientific Supervisor of MIPT’s Laboratory of Q
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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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Stephanie Monty designs colostomy bag for intimate moments Graduate shows 2016: this prototype ostomy device by Brunel University graduate Stephanie Monty has been created as a more attractive alternative to traditional colostomy bags (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Email Is Fracturing the Democratic Convention Before It Even Starts Even before Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s ouster, leaked DNC emails showed once again that the Internet’s most banal medium could rattle political fortunes. The post Email Is Fracturing the Democratic Convention Before It Even Starts appeared first on WIRED .
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Queensland government to inject AU$1m into drone technology The Queensland government has partnered with The Boeing Company to develop and test remotely piloted aircraft technologies for adoption by primary industries and the telecommunications sector.
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Sound Scouts is the tablet game designed to test kids’ hearing at home If a child’s hearing issues go undiagnosed, they can often struggle at school and fall behind. The startup Sounds Scouts hopes to make hearing tests more accessible through an interactive tablet game kids can play at home, ensuring that hearing problems are diagnosed and addressed. SEE ALSO: 7 can’t-miss apps: Candid, Swiftmoji, Tinycards and more The Australian-based startup, founded by Carolyn
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‘Car bomb blast’ near Iraq’s Khalis A car bomb in Iraq outside the town of Khalis north-east of Baghdad is reported to have caused casualties.
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Business ideas sought to launch ISS marketplace Since launching in 1998, the International Space Station has played host to countless government-backed experiments aimed at furthering our understanding of the micro-gravity environment. But NASA has been signalling intentions to welcome more commercial partners aboard for a little while, and is now canvassing the private sector for ideas to increase business activity on the orbiting laboratory.
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KingWear 3G KW88 with quad-core processor and AMOLED display is only $99.99 Let’s talk about of Chinese smartwatch proposing an interesting range of Gearbes t regarding the KingWear KW88. If you are particularly demanding, and you want to bet on a good Smartwatch, then the idea of buying the KingWear KW88 will intrigue for sure. The features are very interesting. The KingWear KW88 is a smartwatch from rather sporty lines, with a steel case and a strap that will probably
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Scribbles reveal Leonardo da Vinci ahead of his time, again In a tiny notebook owned by legendary inventor and scientist Leonardo da Vinci, notes previously dismissed as “irrelevant” have turned up a new discovery: da Vinci had a sophisticated understanding of the laws of friction almost 200 years before they were formalized. The research, from Professor Ian Hutchings of the University of Cambridge, goes on to demonstrate how da Vinci applied th
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How to Track Downloads in Google Drive, Dropbox, and Box When it comes to tracking downloads in cloud storage services like Dropbox, Google Drive, and Box, most of these services don’t offer a straightforward or free way to know how many times your files are being downloaded. Using an analytics service like Google Analytics requires a pretty advanced understanding of coding and access to the backend of your site. So if you’re looking for an easy, no-fu
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This week in patents: Why Disney cares about your feet This week, the US patent office issued 6,513 patents. Each patent adds a little something new to the human knowledge base. As we cannot list all six thousand, the PatentYogi team has selected the five most interesting patents. LinkedIn automates career counselors Patent number: US 20160210703 Some of the most stressful and life changing decisions that we need to make are related to our careers. T
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Kurzweil Argues Technology Improves The World, Compares DNA to Code Futurist Ray Kurzweil told a Seattle conference specific ways in which technology is already improving our lives. For example, while there’s a general perception that the world’s getting worse, “What’s actually happening is our information about what’s wrong in the world is getting better. A century ago, there would be a battle that wiped out the next village, you’d never even hear about it.&
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Shameful rise in Afghan child deaths and injuries, UN says More Afghan children have been killed or injured this year than in any six-month period since 2009, says the UN, calling it “alarming and shameful”.
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‘Star Trek Beyond’ beams up a big weekend while ‘Ice Age’ faces extinction It’s fitting that the latest chapter in one of Hollywood’s greatest sci-fi sagas won the weekend at the box office, given that Comic-Con International — the world’s biggest comic and pop-culture convention — kicked off in San Diego the same day that Star Trek Beyond arrived in theaters. Director Justin Lin’s spin on the rebooted Star Trek universe raked in a respectable (but not fantastic) $59.6
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Keysight Technologies Expands Capabilities of Ultrafast-Scanning 9500 Atomic Force Microscope Provides Researchers the Speed, Ease of Use, Advanced Imaging Modes Required for the Most Demanding Applications Highlights: New capabilities include quantitative mapping of nanomechanical…
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Brickbat: A Touch of Evil A Mexican judge has ordered the government to begin a criminal investigation into Taxco police for beating and torturing Ronald James Wooden. Wooden, an American who moved to Mexico to set up a blacksmith’s workshop, says he was beaten by police officers after refusing to pay protection money to one of them.
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Southern California fire mushrooms, residents evacuated A fire burning out of control in Southern California has grown to a massive 20,000 acres, officials said Sunday, as residents in an area north of Los Angeles were forced to evacuate.
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Simple As It Wants To Be – L.W.A. Studio Wallets Amsterdam’s L.W.A. Studio wants you to ask yourself the following: when it comes to your wallet, do you really want a generic brand filing cabinet over-saturated with old movie ticket stubs and useless pockets, or would you prefer something economic and reliable that uses premium materials and offers a nice dose of individuality? If your answer is the latter, then […] Visit Man of Many for the fu
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Drought hits Northeastern US, could last months At Lavoie’s Farm in New Hampshire, beans and corn haven’t broken through the ground yet and fields of strawberries are stunted.
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Bank hacks raise fears for financial sector A series of spectacular cyber attacks against banks, resulting in the theft of tens of millions of dollars, has heightened fears for an industry becoming an increasingly attractive target for hackers.
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Maturing oyster recovery projects bring calls for money Oysters were once so abundant in New Jersey that vacationers would clamber off trains, wade into the water and pluck handfuls to roast for dinner. Their colonies piled so high that boats would sometimes run aground on them, and they were incorporated into navigation maps. Even earlier, Native American tribes would have oyster feasts on the banks of coastal inlets.
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Ghost orchid scientists aim to restore rare Florida flowers Armed with an orange staple gun and dozens of burlap squares entwined with ratty green roots, Mike Kane wades hip-deep into the swamp to restore what generations of thieves have stolen.
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Tide turns against Liberia’s biggest slum The fishermen, hustlers and market traders of West Point have survived two civil wars and an Ebola epidemic, but this resilient Liberian slum cannot hold back the ocean that is slowly swallowing it.
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How to Batch Rename Files & Folders in Windows in a Snap Do you have a lot of files or folders that you need to rename? You could manually go through and right-click on every single file and rename them. Or, you could download a handy tool called ContextReplace and bulk rename files and folders in a matter of seconds! First, head to GitHub and download and install the free app. It’s tiny and should only take a couple seconds. Once, installed, go to a f
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ROKA’s Elite Run Short is ideal for the active smartphone addict Photo: Roka Roka is quickly making a name for itself in athletic apparel and their latest addition is sure to get the attention of virtually every runner out there. While it may look simple on the outside, the short is anything but. A year in development, the Elite Run Short is made from a lightweight polyester spandex with four-way stretch and C6 Durable Water Repellency to stop moisture and swe
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The Man Behind Bitcoin’s $4.5 Million Ponzi Scheme Earns Lenient Sentence Trendon Shavers, a 33 year old Texas man, was sentenced by Manhattan federal court by Judge Lewis A. Kaplan for his “High Yield Investment Program” called Bitcoin Savings & Trust. In addition to the prison sentence, the judge also ordered him to repay $1.23 million to 48 investors. Judge Kaplan said Shavers, who went by Pirateat40 and advertised on the popular forum BitcoinTalk.org , committe
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Here’s what’s keeping CEOs at Amazon, Apple, Google and others awake at nightIntroduction Tech companies are having a good run. Thanks to the internet, which is now used by over three billion people, the reach of Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, and so on seems endless. A teenager today can find information on a range of topics that would, just 20 or so years ago, have required multiple trips to multiple libraries – and they can do it instantly. The internet-connected world is
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News: Bustler’s editor picks for architecture & design events: New York City, July 25-August 1There’s plenty of architectural inspiration around NYC to help fill up the longer days of summer. Planning for another week ahead in the Big Apple? Bustler has compiled a snappy list of noteworthy happenings around town that are not to be missed. Check back regularly at the start of the week to stay up to date. Have a look at the Bustler editorial team’s latest selection of New York City events.
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News: Bustler’s editor picks for architecture & design events: Los Angeles, July 25-August 1The longer days of summer are here in sunny SoCal. Wondering where other design-inclined folks are gathering in Los Angeles? Bustler has compiled a snappy list of noteworthy happenings around town that are not to be missed! Check back regularly at the start of the week to stay up to date. Have a look at the Bustler editorial team’s latest list of Los Angeles recommendations. Read the full post on
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Living on Borrowed Time Unfortunately, loss of plant and animal habitat leads to local species extinctions and a loss of diversity from ecosystems. Fortunately, not all of the extinctions occur at once. Conservation actions may still be able to save threatened species, according to William Newmark, a vertebrate zoologist at the Natural History Museum of Utah at the University of Utah.
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6.1 earthquake hits off southern Australia A 6.1 magnitude earthquake has struck near Australia, according to Geoscience Australia. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Turkey issues arrest warrants for 42 journalists, local media say Turkish authorities have issued arrest warrants for 42 journalists as part of the investigation into the failed coup aimed at toppling President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, television news channels said Monday.
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‘Teen night’ at Florida nightclub ends with deadly shooting At least two people were killed and more than a dozen others were wounded, many of them teenagers, in a shooting outside the Club Blu nightclub in Fort Myers, Florida, early on Monday, authorities said.
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Big data company Teradata acquires UK’s Big Data Partnership More consolidation in the so-called big data space. Publicly-listed U.S. big data company Teradata has acquired London-based Big Data Partnership, a startup that provides big data solutions and training to help companies become more savvy in the use of, well, big data. You may have noticed a recurring theme here. Read More
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Othr adds 3D-printed Grid cup and saucer to its expanding collection New York designer Alissia Melka-Teichroew has added a tea set featuring a perforated sugar spoon to the collection of 3D-printed homeware brand Othr (+ slideshow). (more…)
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US to create nationwide network of EV charging stations The US government has announced “an unprecedented set of actions” to pump up the country’s plug-in electric vehicle market, including US$4.5 billion in loan guarantees to create a nationwide network of commercial scale and fast charging stations. The initiative to push for greater electric car adoption calls for a collaboration between federal and state agencies, utilities, major automa
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Inside US camp close to IS-held Mosul Additional US troops are arriving in northern Iraq to provide assistance in a major push to recapture Mosul from the so-called Islamic State.
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China surges further ahead in solar power production China’s state-run news site said that the nation has pressed further ahead of other countries in its deployment of solar electricity, adding an additional 20 billion watts (20GW) in the first half of this year alone, according to a Reuters report . The 20GW installation figure beats most analysts’ expectations by a large margin, according to Mohit Anand, a senior analyst for Global Solar Markets
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Buy: Angie Round Weekender Bag Pack for your next weekend trip with this deceptively spacious bag. Available in subtle blue or gray, the circular bag expands to fit everything you need for a couple days away. With two interior mesh pockets and extras on the outside, the bag features…… Continue Reading…
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Turkey-US ties will suffer unless Gulen extradited, foreign minister says Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has said that the ties with the US could turn sour unless Washington extradites cleric Gulen, who, according to Ankara, is behind the failed coup. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Turkey back to business as usual with purges nearly over – PM The Prime Minister of Turkey says the purges in the aftermath of the failed military coup are nearing an end, and the government plans to keep the country’s growth on track. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Australia steps closer to Guantanamo-like indefinite detention for terrorists The Australian government has called on lawmakers to speed up the adoption of new legislation enabling courts to prolong the imprisonment of convicted terrorists indefinitely after they serve the terms they are sentenced to. Read Full Article at RT.com
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India wants to create state oil company bigger than Chevron and Rosneft The Indian government is planning to unite 13 state oil firms to create a giant corporation, the Economic Times reports. The revenue of the new company would exceed that of Chevron, and its market value will be bigger than Russia’s Rosneft. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Bright light! Watch an insane 20,000-Watt lightbulb test If you’ve got a basement that needs brightening up, it’s tempting to use a heavy duty lightbulb to do the trick. Maybe you grab a 100-watt bulb, or a pair of them. Still, it’s always tempting to bump that number up a little … so how does a 20,000-watt bulb sound? Maybe over the top? The crazy presenter of the PhotonicInduction YouTube channel had the bright idea to test one out in his house and b
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Freshen your frames with glasses by neubau eyewear Open your eyes to this visionary brand from Austria. The post Freshen your frames with glasses by neubau eyewear appeared first on The Manual .
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The Face of Mars: A Martian mystery turns 40 – CNET On this day: On 25 July 1976, Voyager 1 took a photograph of what appeared to be a humanoid face on the surface of Mars.
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Netflix Flixtape review: It’s all mixed up (and ultimately not worthy of your time) Netflix’s new Flixtape service, which makes playlists of six movie or TV titles that users can send to friends, sounds like great fun—for about five seconds. Give it about a minute’s thought and it makes a whole lot less sense. Netflix wants you to think of this new feature as a mixtape for movies and TV shows. Everybody loves the mixtape, right? But where songs last a few minutes each, a TV-show
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Facebook reports successful flight of full-scale Internet-delivery drone PARIS – Facebook on July 21 said the first flight of its full-scale Aquila solar-powered aircraft designed for regional internet connectivity was a success, lasting longer than expected despite an unspecified “structural failure” just before landing. The 96-minute flight, conducted in Yuma, Arizona, confirmed the validity of Aquila’s structural design and avionics, Facebook said. But the company
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A US telco may end up owning AOL and Yahoo Verizon is about to announce that it will be picking up Yahoo for the tidy sum of $5 billion (around £3.8 billion, AU$6.7 billion), according to rumours from the acquisition grapevine. A source told Reuters that the deal will be announced today, before trading hours in New York kick-off – the stock exchange opens at 9:30 EST, just over four hours from now, so we’ll likely hear about this later on
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Leaked Nexus Sailfish file reveals screen size and processor Despite the fact that we’ll probably see the Nexus Sailfish and Nexus Marlin in September or October, information on the two is still fairly thin on the ground, but we now know a little bit more about the Sailfish, aka the HTC S1. A leaked build.prop file for the phone, shared by prominent tipster @evleaks , reveals a few notable details, with mention of an “msm8996”, which is the part
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India wants Uber and Ola to train women drivers As on-demand cab services continue to expand rapidly across India, the government has hit upon a clever way to harness their quick growth for societal good. The Economic Times reports that senior officials of the country’s road transport and highways ministry have instructed Uber to launch training institutes for drivers in small cities and towns to address the growing need for drivers across Ind
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Norway to build world’s first floating underwater traffic tunnels An ambitious new plan in Norway would install a series of “submerged floating bridges” to help travelers easily cross the nation’s many fjords. At present, the only way to travel across the bodies of water involves taking a series of ferries, an inconvenient and time-consuming process. Each of the submerged bridges could consist of a large tube suspended under around 100 feet of water, a
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To Stop Terrorism, Trump Wants to Block Immigration From Most Countries In an interview on NBC’s Meet the Press yesterday, Donald Trump offered yet another version of his plan to fight terrorism by restricting immigration. What was originally “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on” has now become a suspension of “immigration from any nation that has been c
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Floating house breaks up when its owners do Deciding what to do with the house is a pretty stressful issue for home-owning couples to sort out if they separate. A conceptual home dubbed Prenuptial Housing could take the sting out of the process. Taking the view that love doesn’t last forever, the floating home splits when its owners do. .. Continue Reading Floating house breaks up when its owners do Category: Architecture Tags: Building an
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Jiobit aims to make wearables so discreet they’re practically invisible If there’s one big problem that plagues all smartwatches and most fitness trackers, it’s battery life. Device designers are faced with two choices: compromise battery life for features, or compromise features for battery life. Watches packed to the brim with energy-sucking sensors — e.g., the Apple Watch and Huawei Watch — necessarily last little more than a day and a half off a charger. Meanwhil
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Cameras Are Getting Better at Seeing if You’re Nervous The field of computer vision, which seeks to replicate the capabilities of human vision through data analysis from moving and still images, has seen a number of crazy technological advances in recent years. Machines can now hunt prey , generate accurate sounds for silent videos , and analyze the world’s imperceptible movements . A few years ago, researchers even taught a computer how to estimate
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RAF kidnap-plotters seen in ‘dry run’ days before attempt Two men who tried to abduct an RAF serviceman at knifepoint while he was out jogging close to his base in Norfolk may have been seen conducting a reconnaissance mission days earlier. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Could trade deal with China help Britain avoid post-Brexit abyss? The UK has broached the topic of an ambitious free trade agreement with China in a bid to take advantage of post-Brexit “opportunities,” Chancellor Philip Hammond has revealed. Read Full Article at RT.com
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NATO’s bid for global dominance could lead to new Cuban missile crisis – top Russian senator The policy of one-sided military dominance exercised by the US and its NATO allies could cause a major standoff similar to the Cuban missile crisis of the early 1960s, the head of the Russian Federation Council’s International Affairs Committee has warned. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Seven new embedded clusters detected in the Galactic halo (Phys.org)—A team of Brazilian astronomers, led by Denilso Camargo of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre, has discovered seven new embedded clusters located unusually far away from the Milky Way’s disc. The findings, presented in a paper published July 3 on arXiv.org, could provide new insights on star cluster formation.
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Researcher proposes social emotions test for artificial intelligence New evidence from brain studies, including cognitive psychology and neurophysiology research, shows that the emotional assessment of every object, subject, action or event plays an important role in human mental processes. And that means that if we want to create human-like artificial intelligence, we must make it emotionally responsive. But how do we know that such intelligence actually experienc
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New method allows easy separation of membrane proteins Scientists have described an improved, cost-efficient method to isolate membrane proteins, a class of proteins that are the targets of more than 60 percent of approved therapeutic drugs.
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Unlikely photos of claimed ‘12.9-inch iPad Pro 2’ prototype doing the rounds We’ve been sent a couple of photos of what are claimed to be from a 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2 under development by Apple. The pair of photos, said to be from a Chinese supply-chain source, just show the settings screen. One immediate red-flag is that the storage capacity is shown as just 12GB. While AI , which was also sent the photos, suggests that this could be just sufficient to test a prototype de
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Renegade 3D pen uses plastic bottles and bags as filament There are several 3D printing pens out there that use plastic filaments to create 3D structures that you can actually hold in your hands, one of them is the 3Doodler we spent time with back in January of 2015. The thing that all of them had in common was that the filaments used tended to be expensive. That has changed … Continue reading
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New graphene super batteries charge up in seconds and last virtually forever With the aid of one of the strongest materials on Earth, a researcher at Australia’s Swinburne University has created a battery that charges up super fast and can be used over and over and over again, without losing efficiency. Researcher Han Lin developed the battery using a form of carbon called graphene, which is commonly heralded as one of the strongest materials on the planet. The new superca
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Can Chemists Turn Pollution into Gold? Scientists are trying to convert carbon dioxide emissions into something of value—without using too much energy — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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New reaction for the synthesis of nanostructures Scientists at the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ) have developed a new chemical reaction for the synthesis of low-dimensional polymers that can be rationalised as phthalocyanine derivatives. The results obtained have been published in Nature Communications.
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marqué by alessandro zambelli pays tribute to art deco the pieces rethink the use of materials, where each one undergoes an experimental process of oxidation which causes a unique and unpredictable alteration to its surface. The post marqué by alessandro zambelli pays tribute to art deco appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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electric, 3-wheel morgan 1909 edition EV3 combines best of british fashion + automotive engineering designed to be a collector’s item, the ‘EV3’ blends morgan’s engineering know-how and influential design. the retro-futuristic sports car combines british style and elegance in a handcrafted body. The post electric, 3-wheel morgan 1909 edition EV3 combines best of british fashion + automotive engineering appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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gramazio kohler’s mesh mould project investigates a robotically fabricated material systemthe ongoing project focuses on the development of a fully automated bending and welding process for meshes fabricated from 3 mm steel wire. The post gramazio kohler’s mesh mould project investigates a robotically fabricated material system appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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Budget Family Home in Sydney Uses Reclaimed Bricks, Concrete and Tile The residential neighborhood of North Shore in Sydney is home to many beautiful houses that range from the contemporary to the classic Victorian structures. Set in this idyllic backdrop is the gorgeous Downsize-Upsize House designed by Carterwilliamson Architects . Crafted to meet the needs of a young family that moved to this home from an urban apartment, the homeowners demanded a relaxing, fami
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Russian physicists discover a new approach for building quantum computers Physicists from MIPT and the Russian Quantum Center have developed an easier method to create a universal quantum computer using multilevel quantum systems (qudits), each one of which is able to work with multiple “conventional” quantum elements – qubits.
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16th UK J A Woollam Ellipsometry Seminar Lecture/talk: 5 Oct 2016, Surrey, United Kingdom. Organized by LOT-QuantumDesign Ltd.
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Global rate of new HIV infections hasn’t fallen in a decade Number has plateaued at around 2.5 million each year. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20305
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Eggs from ancient poopy “toilet paper” prove parasites also traveled the Silk Road. It has long been suspected that ancient trade routes facilitated the exchange of parasites as well as more savory goods, particularly along the famous “Silk Road” that connected Europe to East Asia. Here, scientists set out to test this idea by probing “personal hygiene sticks” (cloth-wrapped bum-scrapers) for parasite eggs. The sticks were unearthed at a relay station along th
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Craftsman 12A Fixed/Plunge Base Router + $15.80 SYW Credits $80.09 Craftsman 12A Fixed/Plunge Base Router + $15.80 SYW Credits $80.09
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Moto Z Force review: Motorola’s beefier Z smartphone is better without its mods With a lighter, thinner chassis, the Moto Z (reviewed here ) certainly pairs better with Motorola’s snap-on Moto Mods. But because the higher-spec’ed Moto Z Force is so dang good, it can stand all on its own, with no speaker, projector or power pack accessories necessary. In fact, the Moto Z Force ($720 via Verizon ) is the better choice for people who have no interest in Motorola’s modular smart
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New sustainable system for recycling wind turbine blades The BRIO project led by Iberdrola, and as partners Tecnalia and Gaiker-IK4, has come up with a new system to recycle wind turbine blades from wind farms.
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Study of extinction rates following habitat loss offers hope that some species can be savedUnfortunately, loss of plant and animal habitat leads to local species extinctions and a loss of diversity from ecosystems. Fortunately, not all of the extinctions occur at once. Conservation actions may still be able to save threatened species, according to William Newmark, a vertebrate zoologist at the Natural History Museum of Utah at the University of Utah.
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SKYN condom material used by dutch designer pauline van dongen to create long jump suitthe condom brand takes its material innovation out of the bedroom and onto the athletics track. The post SKYN condom material used by dutch designer pauline van dongen to create long jump suit appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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Scientists have created nanoparticles that cure cancer harmlessly Lomonosov Moscow State University researchers, in collaboration with German colleagues, have applied silicon nanoparticles to diagnose and cure cancer. For the first time, scientists have demonstrated …
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Massive Note 7 leak shows off iris scanner, interface and more There’s only just over a week to go until we’ll get an official look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 , but today we’ve had an unofficial yet convincing look at the interface, including disappointing details about the iris scanner. A few days ago we heard that it might not work if you’re wearing glasses or in low-light and now some screenshots shared by Android Authority seemingly confirm that. A lon
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Windows 10 week: From DirectX 12 to Xbox streaming: what Windows 10’s future holds for gamers Introduction We can’t blame people for being wary about upgrading their version of Windows. In the past it has been no guarantee of a better experience. Anyone remember Windows Vista? However, Windows 10 turns from a free to a paid upgrade for certain users on July 29. Simply put, if you’re on Windows 8.1 or Windows 7.1, you would be silly not to make the leap. Even if you’re on an older version
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iPad Pro 2: what we want to see iPad Pro 2: what we want to see Apple launched its largest ever tablet in September last year. The iPad Pro came with a ginormous 12.9-inch screen, supported the Apple Pencil stylus and packed an impressively powerful processor. We loved the original tablet, giving it 4.5-stars in our full TechRadar review. It has some impressive front-facing speakers as well as a strong processor set up and a go
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AOL CEO on Yahoo deal: “We want to get to 2B users” [Memo] Today Verizon confirmed that it plans to acquire Yahoo’s core assets — search, advertising and content, along with Yahoo’s Sunnyvale real estate — for $4.83 billion in cash. That business will in turn be combined with AOL, which Verizon acquired last year for $4.4 billion. Today, Tim Armstrong, AOL’s CEO, said that it’s all about scale. “We want to… Read More
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Philips hits Q2 profit, warns global markets ‘volatile’ Electronics giant Philips posted a 57 percent jump in second quarter net profit Monday on the back of a major arbitration award, as it warned of volatile markets ahead for the rest of the year.
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Orphaned protostars Stars form as gravity contracts the gas and dust in an interstellar cloud until clumps develop that are dense enough to coalesce into stars. Precisely how this happens, however, is very uncertain, and the processes are hard to study because they occur inside the opaque interiors of these clouds. The numbers of stars that form from a single clump is not well understood, for example, nor are the ste
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Researcher evaluates dredging equipment to maximize production About 350 million tons of dredged sediments are excavated annually in U.S. waters. Nearly all major ports in the world have at some time required dredging.
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“Coding for All”: Is It a Smart Goal for Schools? Is coding for all a realistic goal—and is it one that American schools should be pursuing? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Sigourney Weaver Says the New Alien Script Has Everything You Want Especially Eleanor Ripley. The post Sigourney Weaver Says the New Alien Script Has Everything You Want appeared first on WIRED .
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The Whale Guardians of San Francisco Bay This time of year, humpback and blue whales come to feed on masses of krill in the San Francisco Bay. They make for an amazing research opportunity. The post The Whale Guardians of San Francisco Bay appeared first on WIRED .
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The FBI’s Using Lousy Software to Derail FOIA Requests, Suit Claims A crappy search engine might be keeping public information out of the public’s hands. The post The FBI’s Using Lousy Software to Derail FOIA Requests, Suit Claims appeared first on WIRED .
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The Weird Ways Americans Try to Make the Wilderness Comfy To be able to unplug and enjoy nature, you need outhouses and food trucks. The post The Weird Ways Americans Try to Make the Wilderness Comfy appeared first on WIRED .
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An Electric Corvette Could Destroy a World Record—Again The makers of an electric Corvette aren’t content with holding the speed record at 186.8mph. They want to go faster. The post An Electric Corvette Could Destroy a World Record—Again appeared first on WIRED .
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This Netflix Recommendation Bot Is Surprisingly Accurate, When You’re Specific Chatbots are all the rage, and run the gamut from useless to truly interesting. “And Chill” falls into the interesting category. Simply send it a note via Facebook Messenger and ask it what to watch on Netflix. It churns for a bit, and can turn out surprisingly good results—as long as you’re clear about what you want. And Chill only works via Facebook messenger (or you can send it a message via F
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First Click: Windows 10 updates, the best Chromebook, Apple and Google earnings, and more in the week ahead July 25th, 2016 This week we’re kicking things off with a closer look at the Windows 10 Anniversary Update later today, a few days before Microsoft celebrates the first year of Windows 10. Tuesday will be full of Chromebook reviews with our best Chromebook recommendations. Tuesday will also be the beginning of earnings season for a number of tech companies. Apple reports its earnings tomorrow, an
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New ESA–RAL lab for advanced manufacturing techniques and materials ESA’s latest technical laboratory, inaugurated today by Director General Jan Woerner, will help to understand the capabilities of 3-D printing and other advanced manufacturing techniques for future space missions.
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Bright yellow dome home completed for Mama Dolfine’s orphanage in Kenya Remember the German kid who took his heart and mind to Kenya to build a school for Mama Dolfine’s orphanage? Against a variety of odds, he and his team have completed what is probably the first of its kind in the East African country – a bright yellow dome home with sleeping space for eight. As he finds his feet as a social entrepreneur, Torsten Kremser of A Better Me Foundation is discovering jus
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Linear deutron and light ion accelerator successfully tested in Dubna The Joint Institute for Nuclear Research has successfully launched a new linear deuteron and light ion accelerator developed in MEPhI for the NICA collider. The injector successfully accelerated a beam at the design energy of 5 MeV/nucleon.
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UK-Ireland border checks won’t return after Brexit, says May on first visit to Belfast as PMPrime Minister Theresa May has ruled out the return of border checks between the UK and the Republic of Ireland, an EU member state, despite Britain’s vote to leave the bloc. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Anti-Corbyn billionaire urges rebel MPs to split Labour & form new party Billionaire Labour donor Assem Allam has encouraged MPs opposed to party leader Jeremy Corbyn to defect and start a new party, after saying he will not support the embattled Labour chief or his leadership rival Owen Smith. Read Full Article at RT.com
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British special forces poised to rescue UK citizens if Turkey suffers 2nd coup attempt British special forces are ready to rescue UK citizens in Turkey in the event of a second coup attempt. The news comes as Amnesty International reports credible evidence of the rape and abuse of detained coup soldiers as part of the government crackdown. Read Full Article at RT.com
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MoreUnited.UK will use tech to shake-up UK politics — and stop extremists Crowd-funding is almost an old-fashioned concept in the tech world these days, but it’s still having a relatively new and significant impact in the world of politics. A brand new initiative is now taking the UK by storm and plans to use tech to shake up the UK’s political system in the wake of the chaos of the Brexit vote. Kicked-off by former Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown,… Read More
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Why the U.S. government, Alaska Airlines, and Amtrak may soon launch Facebook chatbotsEXCLUSIVE: Some of the biggest names in air travel and health care, as well as the U.S. government, may soon bring their virtual assistants to Facebook, Amazon’s Alexa, and Twilio, as Next IT announced today that bots created with its Alme platform can now join the popular chat app platforms. Next IT is by no means a newcomer to chatbots. The Spokane, Washington-based company that specializes in
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Jeff Bezos was the third-wealthiest person in the world for a little while Sorry Mr. Buffet — you just got bumped off the podium. But only for a hot second. Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos officially became the third-wealthiest person in the world, replacing Warren Buffet following a particularly bad day on Wall Street on Thursday . After losing more than $754 million on Thursday following the poor stock performance of his company, BerkshireHathaway, Buffet ended the
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Rio 2016: New Zealander Jason Lee ‘kidnapped’ in Olympic Games host city Jiu-jitsu athlete Jason Lee claims he was “kidnapped” in Rio by men in police uniform and forced to withdraw money.
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Yahoo and AOL finally take entire world’s advice to merge, but it could be a decade too lateIt’s hard to find a more anticlimactic deal in the history of technology than the $4.8 billion Verizon acquisition of Yahoo announced today. In taking this step, Verizon plans to effectively merge Yahoo with AOL, something every single human being on the planet has suggested the two companies do for well over a decade, and maybe even longer . At long last, we will finally see if Verizon can take
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Someone left (another) brilliant sign outside of Boris Johnson’s house LONDON — The best thing about Boris Johnson might just be the ingenious protest he invites. SEE ALSO: Someone left an important message outside of Boris Johnson’s home The UK’s recently named foreign secretary is unquestionably one of the quirkiest and most controversial figures in British politics, so it makes sense that his protestors would have to get creative. And now, someone has positively
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A ‘smart dress’ for oil-degrading bacteria Bionanotechnology research targets functional structures synergistically combining macromolecules, cells, or multicellular assemblies with a wide range of nanomaterials. Providing micrometer-sized …
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Manatees head to Caribbean in first ever repopulation scheme Singapore’s zoo said Monday it will send two manatees to Guadeloupe as part of the world’s first repopulation programme for the animal, which became extinct on the French Caribbean island in the early 20th century.
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What’s the Best Movie Showtimes App for Android? It’s Friday night and you’re in the mood to go out to the movies. How do you look up nearby theaters or find showtimes? Well, if you have one of these popular apps, it only takes a couple taps. You might be familiar with IMDb, Fandango, or Flixster — but today, we’re putting them all to the test. Which one will be the best movie showtimes app? All Three Side-by-Side On the left is IMDb, the middl
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B12, a startup that build websites with A.I. and human help, raises $12.4 million B12 , a startup that developed technology to automatically generate website designs using artificial intelligence (A.I.) — while still allowing people to add design flourishes and other elements — is announcing today a $12.4 million funding round. The service is available now in beta. B12 blends a platform for different types of freelancers with a level of automation of certain types of processes
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EeStairs® Metal Finishes A popular request we are receiving is for unusual metal finishes. Recently we have delivered staircases with aged copper, pewter and brass stringers or railings. In the past, we were limited to painted steel or stainless steel, but with advances in technology, we are now able to offer a variety of new finishes. There have been major developments in various coating technologies. Currently we are a
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‘We Tried to Give the Teens… a Safe Place,’ Said Fort Myers Nightclub Where Two Were Killed, 14 Injured Monday “We tried to give the teens what we thought was a safe place to have a good time,” said Club Blu, the Florida nightclub where at least 16 people were shot Monday morning, in a statement. According to the Miami Herald , gunfire erupted outside the Fort Myers club , which was hosting a teen dance night, around 12:30 a.m. Shooting victims range in age from 12- to 27-years-old. At least 14
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Bee Breeders Announce Winners of Cannabis Bank Competition First Prize Winning Proposal “U-CAN” by I-Ting Chuang, Jing-Yao Lin, Takanori Kodama, Yu Han Wu. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders Through their international architecture competitions, Bee Breeders give young architects and designers the platform to question the social and political role of architecture. Their latest competition, a Cannabis Bank without a specified site, was an open-ended
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Buying New Headphones? Start Here Runner, musician, audiophile or budget shopper? We have headphones for you. … Read More »
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Chronos – Turn Any Watch into a Smart Watch The Chronos wearable takes its name from a Greek god who literally embodied time. Chronos the god also had three heads and ate his own children but that’s all stuff for another day. Anyhow, Chronos the company has created a simply magnificent product that can turn any watch into a smartwatch, which is easily the kind of magic that would […] Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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Gary Johnson Endorsed by Two More GOP State Reps This morning the Gary Johnson/William Weld ticket for the White House nabs its first endorsement from a state legislator who is running for re-election in 2016 as a Republican. Daniel Zolnikov (R-Billings), a 29-year-old two-term state representative known for his civil libertarian work on surveillance and free speech, is joining with his fellow State Rep. Nicholas Schwaderer (R-Mineral County),
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How my Apple Watch’s heart rate monitoring saved my life I’ll begin this story the same way I began the phone call to my wife: “I’m OK, but…” The “but” began on a Tuesday morning, after I started walking from the parking lot to the front door of my office building. I began feeling short of breath. No matter how deeply I inhaled, it felt like my lungs weren’t filling up completely. At first, the feeling just seemed odd—nothing serious, just…weird. By th
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Ansbach explosion: Syrian asylum seeker blows himself up A failed Syrian asylum seeker has exploded a bomb outside a music festival in southern Germany, killing himself and wounding 12 other people.
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Vegetable Spiral Slicer Make fruits and veggies more appealing for the kids by cutting them up using this vegetable spiral slicer. It’s made from durable plastic and comes with three different steel blade attachments you can use to create create thick, spaghetti-like, or ribbon-like strands. Check it out $29.88
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Han Solo Blaster Belt Buckle Give your outfit an out of this world touch by accenting it with this Han Solo blaster belt buckle. Modeled after Han’s iconic DL-44 blaster – complete with a top-mounted scope – it’s handmade from zinc and expertly painted to create a battle-worn look. Check it out $60.00
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iPhone Crash Guard Bumper Help keep your pricey smartphone in perfect condition by slipping your iPhone in this crash guard bumper. Unlike bulky cases, this guard maintains your phone’s sleek profile while offering superb impact protection from falls up to 11 feet high. Check it out $24.99
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Electric Self Driving Truck Digital artists Vladimir Panchenko and Artem Smirnov’s sleek looking electric self driving truck demonstrates that you don’t have to sacrifice beauty for functionality. Designed for Audi, this self-driving vehicle gives us a glimpse into the future of automated cargo transport. Check it out
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Kid’s Screenless GPS Tracker/Phone Seven year olds don’t need iPhones. This screenless GPS tracker/phone provides kids with a safe way of communicating with parents. This compact device features two way voice calling and GPS capabilities so you’ll always know their whereabouts. Check it out $119.00
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Infectious Disease Stress Balls Relieve stress while infecting yourself with one of these disease stress balls. Available in a variety of infectious diseases like small pox, the zombie virus, and the bubonic plague, each ball will erupt into painful blisters with every squeeze. Check it out $9.99
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Pokemon Go to get more Pokemon, trading, and customizable PokeStops Pokemon players will eventually be able to fill out their collections via trades, which is very good news for people eyeing region-specific Pokemon like Australia’s Kangaskhan from the other side of the world. Niantic CEO John Hanke revealed at a San Diego Comic Con panel that Niantic is indeed working on adding trading (and new training features) to their game, as well as… Read More
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Graphene photodetectors: Thinking outside the 2-D box Madrid, Spain (SPX) Jul 19, 2016 In a recent work published in Nature Communications, the research group led by ICREA Professor at ICFO Frank Koppens demonstrate a novel way to detect low-energy photons using vertical heterostructures made by stacking graphene and other 2D semiconducting materials. By studying the photoresponse of these atomically thin sandwiches, the researchers have shown that i
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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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Human eyes can detect the smallest units of light New York (UPI) Jul 21, 2016 New research suggest the human eye is remarkably sensitive to light. In a recent study, participants were able to detect the presence of a single photon inside a pitch black room. “If you imagine this, it is remarkable: a photon, the smallest physical entity with quantum properties of which light consists, is interacting with a biological system consisting of billi
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Ancient rocks reveal how Earth recovered from mass extinction Edinburgh UK (SPX) Jul 21, 2016 Scientists have shed light on why life on Earth took millions of years to recover from the greatest mass extinction of all time. The study provides fresh insight into how Earth’s oceans became starved of oxygen in the wake of the event 252 million years ago, delaying the recovery of life by five million years. Findings from the study are helping scientists to better
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Protests as S. Korea president defends US anti-missile system Seoul (AFP) July 21, 2016 Several thousand South Koreans staged an angry protest Thursday against the planned deployment of a US anti-missile system near their hometown, but President Park Geun-Hye insisted the move was a national security imperative. South Korea’s defence ministry announced last week the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence system, or THAAD, will be installed in Seongju – a rural
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Satellite constructed on schedule for Inmarsat’s ‘ground-breaking’ European Aviation Network London, UK (SPX) Jul 22, 2016 Inmarsat, the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, announced today that construction and associated sub-system tests of the satellite for its market-changing European Aviation Network (EAN) in-flight connectivity solution has been completed on schedule by Thales Alenia Space. The key milestone was achieved on schedule following an extens
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NASA Seeks Picometer Accuracy For Webb Telescope Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jul 22, 2016 Finding and characterizing dozens of Earth-like planets will require a super-stable space telescope whose optical components move or distort no more than a few picometers – a measurement smaller than the size of an atom. It also will require next-generation tools with which to assure that level of stability. With NASA funding, a team of scientists at NASA’s Goddard
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Dark Matter Particle Remains Elusive London, UK (SPX) Jul 24, 2016 The Large Underground Xenon (LUX) dark matter experiment has yielded no trace of a dark matter particle after completing its final 20-month long search of the universe, according to LUX collaboration scientists including UCL researchers. LUX’s sensitivity far exceeded the goals for the project and the team are confident that if dark matter particles had interacted wit
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Russia, US Discuss Lunar Station for Mars Mission Moscow (Sputnik) Jul 22, 2016 Russia’s Roscosmos Corporation and NASA are in discussions about future of joint space missions following the conclusion of the ISS project in 2024; one proposal is to create a space base close to the Moon which will enable the deep space exploration of Mars and beyond. The International Space Station project, a partnership between Russia, the US, EU, Japan and Canada
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20 New Countries to Invest in Space Programs by 2025 Washington DC (SPX) Jul 22, 2016 According to Euroconsult’s latest report, Trends and Prospects for Emerging Space Programs, 24 countries are identified as emerging space programs (ESPs) in 2015 having launched a total of 69 satellites in the last 20 years. As satellite technology has become more accessible and affordable, the number of countries investing in their first satellite system has incre
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NASA Establishes Institute to Explore New Ways to Protect Astronauts Houston TX (SPX) Jul 25, 2016 NASA is joining with Baylor College of Medicine in Houston to operate a new institute charged with researching and developing innovative approaches to reduce risks to humans on long-duration exploration missions, including NASA’s Journey to Mars. Work under the Translational Research Institute Cooperative Agreement, overseen by NASA’s Human Research Program, begins Oc
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‘Game of Drones’: RT documentary meets victims & executioners of deadly US attacks in Pakistan Drone strikes have become as easy as a video game, with deadly attacks launched by the simple touch of a joystick. RT’s documentary ‘Game of Drones’ includes emotional accounts from those on either side of the attacks – both victims and executioners. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Yahoo’s remaining assets to rebrand after sale to Verizon in 2017 One asset that Verizon will be getting as part of its $4.83 billion acquisition of Yahoo’s core assets, which it did not specifically mention in its big announcement today, is Yahoo’s (in)famous brand — main name, purple color and exclamation mark all included. This, in turn, means that when the deal is completed (expected Q1 2017) the remaining Yahoo will rename itself… Read More
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Brother of IS group recruit wants heroes of Nice attacks to be rewarded A 20-year-old man from the north of France has launched an online petition to award the Legion of Honor, the country’s highest award, to the three men who tried to stop the Bastille Day attack in Nice.
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How To Find Your Design Superpower Independent designer Jessica Hische, Dropbox’s Anisha Jain, and Pinterest’s Tiffani Jones Brown share tips for operating at your best. No one designer is the same, and only you can create and maintain the personal conditions that make your unique talents shine. At Designer Fund’s Women in Design: Voice and Risk event, I spoke to Dropbox’s Anisha Jain , Pinterest’s Tiffani Jones Brown , and indepe
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You Want A Basic Income? Here’s How We Might Actually Do It Andy Stern, former head of the SEIU, makes the case for a universal payment to end poverty—and offers a strategy for how we get there. The idea of a universal basic income (UBI) potentially solves a lot of problems at once. By sending a regular payment to all citizens, we could end abject poverty, deal with technological unemployment, reduce the overall cost of government, give more autonomy to p
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How I Left A 12-Year Career In Silicon Valley To Work On A Beach In Belize Three months ago, Jeanna Barrett traded a beige office in San Francisco for a palapa on the Caribbean. This is how she pulled it off. Three months ago, I worked in San Francisco as a marketing leader for a unicorn startup. I earned a salary that let me do, eat, and buy whatever I wanted. Now, I live and work from a beach in Belize, earn half of what I used to, and couldn’t be happier. Read Full S
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The Apple Watch App For Seizures May Soon Predict Their Onset EpiWatch, from Johns Hopkins, used ResearchKit to gather enough data that the creators believe they will soon be able to detect seizures before they happen. Shaina Mims was diagnosed with epilepsy after having a seizure at work in 2008, and she’s lived with seizures ever since. Read Full Story
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The Sky(pe) is falling! Skype moves to the cloud, but what about security? Skype is moving to the cloud from its previous peer-to-peer (P2P) approach, and the sky is falling! Ok, not quite. It’s not a revolutionary move, given changes Microsoft already made in Skype’s infrastructure in 2012 after its acquisition of the service from eBay, which in turn bought it from its founders. Rather, it’s a technical and business change that lets Skype more rapidly roll out services
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Our latest search for dark matter suggests we’re looking in the wrong place Deep underground, at the bottom of a mine in the Black Hills of South Dakota, scientists have been working for three years on one of the most sensitive experiments ever conducted. They’ve been trying to find out why four fifths of the matter in the Universe seems to be missing. We can see its influence, in the rotation of galaxies and the way light curves as it travels through the cosmos. But the
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Scientists Use Hydrophobic Membrane with Nanopores to Develop New Energy Storage Systems 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…
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Student invention a shining example of sun safety Two out of three Australians will develop skin cancer before turning 70, with research showing the majority of sun damage occurs during childhood and adolescence.
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There’s a Good Explanation for This Bouncy Patch of Grass in Siberia During an unusually hot summer this year, researchers in Siberia stumbled upon fifteen of these oddly bouncy patches of grass. The post There’s a Good Explanation for This Bouncy Patch of Grass in Siberia appeared first on WIRED .
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Democratic Convention Preview: Can Democrats Get It Together? <divdata-href=”http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/democratic-convention-preview-can-democrats-get-it-together/”class=”tease-podcast js-link podcast-shortcode -horizontal post-122349 fte_features type-fte_features status-publish has-post-thumbnail hentry tag-bernie-sanders tag-convention-dispatch tag-democratic-convention tag-elections-podcast tag-fivethirtyeight-podcasts tag-hil
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Significant Digits For Monday, July 25, 2016 You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. 0.7; 24; 50,000 Huge weekend in politics! Given that you read our website, you’ve likely heard that there’s a convention happening. But here’s a quick catch up to get everyone on the same page: Sen. Tim Kaine was tapped to be Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential nominee, and the pick adds about 0.7 poi
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Dezeen’s Top Jobs of the Week: MAD Architects, Adjaye Associates, Grimshaw and More In partnership with Dezeen, Architizer presents this week’s selection of architectural positions from the international architecture recruitment platform Dezeen Jobs! Our roundup includes openings at Grimshaw in London, MAD Architects in Beijing and Keio University in Japan. Senior interior designer at Soho House in New York Applicants should be familiar with the interior design process from desi
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Walmart introduces line of ugly fruit to combat food waste The largest grocer in America is recognizing that beauty is only skin deep, even when it comes to “ugly” fruits and vegetables. Walmart will be rolling out a line of imperfect apples, aptly named “I’m Perfect,” in 300 select Florida stores. These weather-dented fruits are just as nutritious as their more beautiful counterparts and will receive their well-deserved spot at the table, instead of a la
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Ice, wind and sea Those who are hostile to a buildup of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have a friend in the ice and waves of the Earth’s coldest waters.
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A tiny answer to the counterfeit drug problem The counterfeit drug industry is thriving. Criminals are cashing in on an estimated $200 billion in profits – nearly 10 percent of pharmaceuticals worldwide – while unknowing consumers put their health or even lives at risk.
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Current brine shrimp egg harvesting practices could lead to economic and environmental concerns Brine shrimp are the half-inch-long crustacean colloquially known as sea monkeys and are one of the few organisms that can survive in Utah’s Great Salt Lake (GSL). More than a low-maintenance pet, brine shrimp produce eggs, or cysts, that can be dormant, shipped around the world, hatched, and used as nutritious fish food in aquaculture. That seafood is then likely to end up at your local grocery s
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How To Negotiate A Raise (or Bonus) After Returning From Maternity Leave Returning to work after leave might be the perfect opportunity to demonstrate your worth. You just had a baby and your employer just accommodated your maternity leave. Read Full Story
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ParaWallets Price: $40 | Buy Etsy seller ParaWallets makes unique billfolds which are handmade from woven paracord. Each one is made from over 50 feet of durable parachute cord, and have a firestarter rod built in for emergencies. They’re available in several stock colorways, or in custom colors too. More Awesome Stuff: EDC of the Week EDC of the Week EDC of the Week EDC of the Week EDC of the Week
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Scientists Release Air that Has Been Trapped for 800 Million Years Breathable, oxygen-rich air is a valuable commodity in the universe, as the movie Spaceballs so poignantly chronicles. But reconstructing the rise of the delightfully oxygenated air we all know and love is “a famously difficult challenge” for scientists , according to a 2014 Nature paper. After all, it’s not as if researchers can pop back in time to measure Earth’s prehistoric atmospheres, so ins
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David Attenborough narrating Pokemon Go is as delightful as it sounds – CNETAttenborough. Pokemon. It’s the show we’ve all been waiting for.
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Here’s how smartphones can save 125,000 US lives each year Only now available in the US market, the free MyTherapy app is a medication reminder app with a bunch of extra features to recommend it. What does it do? The MyTherapy team spent three years building their app, which became Germany’s leading app for medication management. The solution is developed in cooperation with patients and doctors at two of Europe’s biggest hospitals: the University Hospit
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The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is Finally Here and It’s Worth the Wait If you’ve never checked out Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale , you’re missing out on some pretty awesome savings. The retailer puts a bunch of Fall and Winter styles, plus Nordstrom Beauty Exclusives , on sale way before they go into the stores. Once the sale is over, you’ll only be able to get them for full price, so you’d better get on it. Read more…
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A star’s birth holds early clues to life potential Our solar system began as a cloud of gas and dust. Over time, gravity slowly pulled these bits together into the Sun and planets we recognize today. While not every system is friendly to life, astronomers want to piece together how these systems are formed.
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Aluminum-based electrochemical cell captures and sequesters carbon emissions and generates electricity (Phys.org)—A pair of researchers at Cornell University has created an aluminum-based electrochemical cell that captures and sequesters carbon emissions while simultaneously generating a large amount of electricity. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, Wajdi Al Sadat and Lynden Archer describe the cell, how it works and why they believe it is better than other carbon-capturing
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Highly sensitive devices for the detection of biological and chemical compounds Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) devices are the benchmark in optical sensing. They are used for detecting biomarkers of disease, discovering drugs, analyzing chemicals, ensuring food quality and safety, and detecting pollutants in our environment. SPR devices can detect molecules within a few hundred nanometres of their metal surfaces. When a target molecule binds to sensing molecules placed on th
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Police, cyber firms tackle ‘ransomware’ hacking threat Dutch police, Europol and a coalition of cyber security firms launched a new website Monday to fight a surge in “ransomware” which locks users’ data until they pay criminals to retrieve it.
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5 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Is Unacceptable To Libertarians (and all Centrist Americans)If the Republican National Convention was more of a wake than a nominating event, what then to make of the Democratic National Convention, which unfolds this week in Philadelphia? The DNC will be an extended explanation of why Hillary Clinton, like her major-party counterpart Donald Trump, is unacceptable not simply to libertarians but to that plurality of Americans who define themselves as indep
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Bernie Supporters Furious at DNC Leaks, Vow #NeverHillary, Consider Third Party Vote: New at Reason Before Hillary Clinton takes the stage to accept the nomination for president at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) this week in Philadelphia, she must first get Bernie Sanders supporters to unite behind the ticket. But the release of some 20,000 emails published by Wikileaks days before the convention—which appear to show the Democratic National Committee favored Clinton’s campaign over Sa
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Bloomberg to Endorse Clinton at DNC, Obama Half-Brother Voting Trump, Suicide Bombings in Afghanistan, Iraq, Germany: A.M. Links Michael Bloomberg is set to endorse presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention, which begins today. President Obama’s half-brother, Malik, say he’s voting for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump . Glenn Beck says he’s probably going to vote for Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson . In the wake of a massive DNC e-mail leak,
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Luxe Leather Briefcase with Built-In Charger Never worry about a dead battery again on your travels with the Luxe Leather Briefcase with Built-In Charger by Genius Pack. Featuring gorgeously smooth Nappa leather, this high-tech bag has enough room for your laptop, tablet, and smartphone in addition to your work supplies. The Luxe Leather Briefcase even features a built-in Portable Mobile Charger so you can top up the battery of your smartph
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Aluminum Card Reader for Type-C Devices Stay ahead of the technology curve with the Aluminum Card Reader for Type-C devices by Satechi. Available in the signature Apple-friendly colors of silver, gold, space gray, and rose gold, this simple device attaches through your laptop’s Type-C port and gives you access to a USB 3.0 port as well as slots for your SD and micro SD cards. Best of all, each of the features can be used simultaneously
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KEYTINI – Universal & Multifunctional iPhone & iPad Stand KEYTINI is a minimalist stand that will help you watch movies, Skype, FaceTime or just browse for the latest news in total comfort and in style. It works with Android, iPhone & iPad mini and is a small, elegant, universal & multifunctional stand you can use at home or even at work. The sleek, minimalistic design is great for mobility and allows you to take it wherever you go, and even if
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Mi Lamp Smart Lamp by Xiaomi Introducing the Mi Lamp Smart Lamp by Xiaomi. Rich in minimalist and modern style, this incredible lamp comes in all white save for a single orange cable running through the back. The Mi Lamp consists of two intersecting rods to produce a welcoming angle. Equipped with a total of four lighting settings, the Mi Lamp will always provide exactly what you need. Using the Xiaomi app, available for bot
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FLP CLIP Multi-Purpose Money Clip Get the most out of your wallet with the FLP CLIP Multi-Purpose Money Clip. Providing you with solutions for all of your must carry items, this rugged wallet is able to remain ultra slim. Made with a super lightweight aluminum casing, the FLP CLIP has a billet6061 construction and is able to hold up to five of your most used cards inside. On the reverse side of the FLP CLIP is an ultra strong and
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Birthday card that’s been regifted 94 times is the ultimate inside joke This is the story of Bill and Steve. Reddit user LincolnsLostSpeech said their fiance’s uncle and his cousin have been passing the same birthday card back and forth over the last 47 years. SEE ALSO: Resident gives postman a seemingly impossible task The card was purchased in 1970, and only cost 25 cents. Since the 1970’s, Bill and Steve have been carrying on this bit that has surely only made the
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Acer TravelMate X3 Notebooks are Ambitious, Professional, and Ultra-Thin Acer TravelMate X3 Notebooks are Ambitious, Professional, and Ultra-Thin Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site Designers, artists, and similar professionals have a difficult choice when it comes to buying laptops. Most laptops trade portability for screen resolution and controls, so finding a laptop that is both easy to travel with and filled with enough design features is…tricky. There’s a
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Microsoft Can’t Shield User Data From Government, Says Government Microsoft is now arguing in court that their customers have a right to know when the government is reading their e-mail. But “The U.S. said federal law allows it to obtain electronic communications without a warrant or without disclosure of a specific warrant if it would endanger an individual or an investigation,” according to Bloomberg. An anonymous reader quotes their report: The soft
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This week’s picks for NYC architecture and design events There’s plenty of architectural inspiration around NYC to help fill up the longer days of summer. For anyone who is curious about what local architecture-related events to fit into your weekly schedules, Archinect and Bustler have compiled a snappy list of noteworthy happenings around town that are not to be missed! Check back regularly so you don’t miss out! Have a look at our latest selection o
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This week’s picks for LA architecture and design events The longer days of summer are here in sunny SoCal. Curious where to find interesting architecture-related happenings in Los Angeles, or where other design-inclined folks are gathering in the Greater LA region? Archinect and Bustler compiled a snappy list of noteworthy events around town that are not to be missed! Check back regularly so you don’t miss out on our latest event recommendations. Here
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Building the Future: How a London-Based Studio Designed a Visonary Architecture SchoolIf there’s one word that describes the Abedian School of Architecture at Bond University in Queensland, Australia, it’s “open”. With very few interior walls, there’s nothing but air between the majority of its studios, lecture halls and pin-up corners. All these spaces occur over, around and on top of each other, slipping past themselves through a free-flowing interior defined by giant,
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Watch How People Treat Strangers to Weed Out the Jerks In Your Life The problem with jerks is they don’t always reveal themselves until you’re already working with them too closely to cut ties. To avoid getting into a sticky situation, watch how the people you meet treat strangers. As business site Inc. points out, jerks are often nice to the people they need something from, but they’ll start showing their true colors to strangers. Pushing through to the front of
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Get a Workout While You Work With This Discounted Under-Desk Elliptical FitDesk Under Desk Elliptical Trainer , $100 If you can’t find the time to get to the gym every day, this under-desk elliptical lets you squeeze in some light exercise while you fill out your TPS reports. This typically sells for $170 on Amazon, and today’s $100 Gold Box deal is the best price we’ve ever seen. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SIBYETQ/… Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and
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All the Awesome Announcements You Might’ve Missed at SDCC This Weekend San Diego Comic-Con wrapped up this weekend and man did we get a ton of awesome teases. Here are just some of the biggest trailers and glimpses we got from this awesome con . Spoilers for a bunch of movies and TV shows follow. http://lifehacker.com/what-happens-a… The Justice League Trailer Starts Bringing Heroes Together The first half of the Justice League two-parter lands in November 2017, but
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Summertime pond management requires planning and caution Phone calls about out-of-control aquatic vegetation are a common midsummer occurrence, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service wildlife and fisheries specialist Dr. Billy Higginbotham.
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Monday Deals: Huge Discounts on Smart Home Security, Home Networking, and Accessories (UK) How better to start your week off than a roundup of some of the best deals Amazon has to offer. There are huge savings on smart home products, battery packs, and home networking so if you’re in the market for some new tech it’s worth checking out. Netgear Arlo Q Smart Home 1080p Security Camera NETGEAR Arlo Q Powered Camera Price: $265.65 Buy Now at Amazon.com Smart home security has come a long
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Samsung Olympics Video Highlights Real Triumph Forget those typical back-stories the media touts during the Olympics. You know the ones we’re talking about. Some big name superstar who fills the screen while a melodramatic announcer explains how the athlete overcame adversity by recovering from mild injury, just in time to make it to the games. Instead, check out the story of South Sudan and their constant […] Visit Man of Many for the full p
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How Lyft’s Driverless Car Network Will Change Our Cities And The World Cars Logan Green on the self-driving utopia of the future Lyft co-founder Logan Green on how driverless cars will change the use and consumption of automobiles…
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Apple leases 40,000 sq ft offices in Bengaluru, India, for iOS app development acceleratorApple announced back in May that it would be opening an iOS App Design & Development Accelerator in Bengaluru, India – and the Economic Times reports that it has now agreed to lease more than 40,000 square feet of office space to house the facility. Citing ‘three people familiar with the matter,’ the report says that the center will be spread over two floors at Galleria in North Bengaluru. Be
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Windows 10 Anniversary Update: the 10 best new features In just a few short days, Microsoft will be celebrating Windows 10’s first birthday. It has been a busy year that has seen a number of Windows 10 updates with new features and improvements, but the biggest one is arriving on August 2nd. Microsoft’s free Anniversary Update to Windows 10 includes some highly requested features, but overall it’s full of minor additions that really make the OS feel a
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Nvidia’s Titan X Now Boasts 12GB GDDR5X Memory, 3584 Cores Remember the Titan X? While last year’s model became obsolete earlier this year , Nvidia hasn’t given up on their dream of a $1,200 ultra-capable video card. … Read More
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This BMW Titan Concept Motorcycle Is Droolworthy The BMW Titan is the hottest motorcycle we’ve ever laid eyes on. While it’s unfortunately just a concept for now, this motorcycle was conceived of by the … Read More
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Brexit Watch: U.K. Researchers Scramble to Save Science Uncertainty reigns as the U.K. struggles with how to sever its relationship with the E.U. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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TEDxSpotlights Pandemics TEDxSpotlights Pandemics From: TEDx Talks
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Sega takes on Nintendo with a retro Mega Drive console and portable gaming system Hot on the heels of Nintendo’s announcement of its Classic Mini retro console, Sega is getting into the nostalgia game with a couple of new toys of its own. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of its popular Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, the company is reviving its Mega Drive brand in the form of a two-player home console, as well as a portable gaming system. The products are manufactured by Chines
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Terrorized state: The week of attacks that shocked Germany (PHOTOS) Four violent attacks against the public in Germany in a matter of just one week have left the country stunned and fearful that another incident could take place anywhere and at any time. German officials have said that attacks will only intensify. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Leaked memo: Sanders team wanted use of plane in exchange for backing Clinton A leaked memo shows the Bernie Sanders campaign considered asking the Democratic National Convention for a private plane as part of his endorsement of Hillary Clinton to help “keep his movement energized.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Former NATO commander ‘behind failed coup against Erdogan’ – Turkish daily The former commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, retired US Army General John F. Campbell, was the mastermind behind the failed military coup in Turkey, the Yeni Safak daily has reported, citing sources close to investigation. Read Full Article at RT.com
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A fifth of parents skip meals so kids don’t go hungry during summer break A fifth of parents go hungry during the day in order to ensure their children get enough food in the long summer school holiday, a survey by a leading poverty charity has found. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Bulk superconductor magnetic field record achieved Dr Mark Ainslie of the Bulk Superconductivity Group, in conjunction with a Japanese research team, has achieved a bulk superconductor magnetic field record.
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Novel design strategy for hydrogen-generating molecular photocatalysts An international collaboration coordinated by scientists at the University of Twente (TNW/MESA+) has resulted in a new design approach for hydrogen generating photocatalysts. The authors observed that violating the commonly accepted state-of-the-art design strategy strongly improves the hydrogen generation efficiency. The novel approach shows high promise for efficient direct conversion of sunligh
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Researchers looking at tire derived aggregate to revolutionize construction Dr. Hany El Naggar, associate professor and graduate studies coordinator with the Department of Civil and Resource Engineering, is leading a team of international students in assessing how TDA – which is made from recycled tires – enhances the strength of soil for major civil engineering projects such as bridges, buildings and highways.
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Autonomous Automotive Sensors: How Processor Algorithms Get Inputs Sensor electronics combined with better and more refined software algorithms will ultimately enable a safe fully-autonomous vehicle within the next ten years.
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Promising class of magneto-ionics could yield nonvolatile computer memory and quick-dimming windows There is a crack in everything, Leonard Cohen sang; that’s how the light gets in. Now a team led by scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has explored the properties of a promising class of materials with new capabilities that depend on those cracks. Their results could help open the way for practical applications from nonvolatile computer memory to quick-dimmin
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Isolated coral reefs far from human activity are not healthier For the world’s coral reefs, the picture keeps getting gloomier. Although it’s widely assumed that both local and global factors are contributing to their decline, new research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows that isolated reefs far from human activities are in fact not healthier than those in more densely populated areas.
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UF/IFAS Research Could Lead to More and Healthier Sorghum A UF/IFAS scientist has identified two areas of the sorghum genome that could boost the plant’s resistance to the anthracnose disease. Sorghum is a grain known to produce feed for livestock and biofuel.
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IMPACT is Advancing Cyber Security R&D To develop advanced knowledge, test products and technologies and prove the utility of research in large-scale network environments, the R&D community requires real-world data. To meet this need, the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Cyber Security Division (CSD) has created the Information Marketplace for Policy and Analysis of Cyber-risk & Trust
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Doubling data density An electronic device that could lead to smaller, low-power memory chips can now be controlled and probed by light, as revealed by research from KAUST.
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Work at Reason: We’re Looking For a News Editor for Reason.com Reason.com , the largest website devoted to covering politics, culture, and ideas from a libertarian perspective, is searching for a news editor. The editor will be responsible for commissioning freelance articles, assigning staff-written pieces, overseeing the publication of syndicated columns, coordinating efforts with Reason magazine and Reason TV , and helping to chart the direction, tone, an
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Hillary Clinton’s Dangerously Coherent Foreign Policy: New at Reason Hillary Clinton has charged that Donald Trump’s foreign policy is “dangerously incoherent,” but her own ideas about America’s role in the world are worryingly clear, writes Thaddeus Russell: What Clinton and her bi-partisan allies find most objectionable in Trump’s foreign policy pronouncements is not so much their lack of coherence but their discordance with the idea that America shoul
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The Physics of Trying to Crash Into the Sun Why is it so difficult to crash into the Sun? This numerical calculation in python shows just how difficult it can be. Homework questions included. The post The Physics of Trying to Crash Into the Sun appeared first on WIRED .
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Legoland is Full of Secrets—If You Know Where to Look There are surprises hidden throughout the theme park. The post Legoland is Full of Secrets—If You Know Where to Look appeared first on WIRED .
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10 Urban Gondolas Changing the Way People Move Gondolas aren’t just for skiing anymore Here in North America, gondolas are usually used on a ski vacation to access amazing terrain in ritzy towns like Aspen or Whistler. Increasingly, however, urban areas in the United States are considering proposals for gondolas and cable cars to efficiently move people from place to place. The Chicago Skyline project wants to use cable cars to transport tour
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German company brings $600 million lawsuit against US Navy for allegedly pirating its 3D VR software Dealing with pirates is a regular occurrence for the US Navy, but the naval warfare branch of the armed forces is now facing piracy accusations itself – and not ones of the maritime kind.
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Add Maple Syrup to Your Cold Brew for Rich Flavor and Mellow Sweetness Due to its unwillingness to dissolve in cold liquids, table sugar is the enemy of iced coffee. You could whip up a simple syrup, or you could reach for something that’s most likely already in your fridge: maple syrup. Not only does maple syrup stir into cold coffee superbly, it imparts richer flavor and a subtle sweetness to your brew, along with all sorts antioxidants and nutrients. Just add a d
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‘We must fight hate with love’ Faith groups in its capital Munich say they want to to heal divisions that have appeared since Bavaria was rocked by a serious of violent acts.
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Environmental monitoring to surge via potential super sensors Super-sensors powered by superior gallium nitride will soon be going where no sensors have gone before, according to a Western Australian researcher.
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Will Elon Musk’s Master Plan reinvent our cities? We should address the fundamental issues instead of putting a silicon or lithium band-aid on it.
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Bulk superconductor magnetic field record achieved Dr Mark Ainslie of the Bulk Superconductivity Group, in conjunction with a Japanese research team, has achieved a bulk superconductor magnetic field record.
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CP violation or new physics? (Phys.org)—Over the past few years, multiple neutrino experiments have detected hints for leptonic charge parity (CP) violation—a finding that could help explain why the universe is made of matter and not antimatter. So far, matter-antimatter asymmetry cannot be explained by any physics theory and is one of the biggest unsolved problems in cosmology.
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Chechen leader blames US for bloodshed in Afghanistan & other Muslim nations Ramzan Kadyrov has accused the US authorities of instigating the civil war in Afghanistan and other Muslim countries, and called on senior politicians in these states to set aside their differences and unite in the face of what he sees as a common enemy. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Ansbach attacker pledged allegiance to ISIS, had materials for another bomb – police The attacker who left a bomb outside a bar in Ansbach, Germany, had enough materials to make another explosive device, according to police. The man also pledged allegiance to Islamic State in a video found on his phone. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Security-as-a-service startup StackPath nabs $180M, 4 acquisitions including MaxCDN A mass migration of IT services to the cloud, coupled with a huge growth of connected devices, has created a perfect storm for security breaches with some 400 million malware attacks identified last year alone according to IDC. Now, a new hopeful called StackPath believes it might have the key (and size) to fighting malicious hackers once and for all. The company is emerging out of… Read More
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All Signs Point to Russia Being Behind the DNC Hack In the wee hours of June 14, the Washington Post revealed that “Russian government hackers” had penetrated the computer network of the Democratic National Committee. Foreign spies, the Post claimed, had gained access to the DNC’s entire database of opposition research on the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump, just weeks before the Republican Convention. Hillary Clinton said the attack
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How Not To Get Hacked When Renting An Airbnb Apartment Earlier this year, Jeremy Galloway was in Breckenridge, Colorado, on a ski trip with a bunch of friends. One day, he got back early to the Airbnb apartment where they were staying, and was a little bored. Being a hacker, he thought of a fun way to pass the time: hacking the local Wi-Fi network to prank his friends. Initially, he says he thought it’d take him an hour or so, but it was much easier
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Scanning Code for Viruses Is No Longer a Job for Humans If the information security company Kaspersky Lab had to use humans to analyze all the malware it sees, it would need to hire 350,000 people—half of those living in Washington, DC, or almost the entire population of the city of Florence, Italy. Yet, they do the trick with just 3,300 employees—and those analysts only inspect a tiny fraction of the whole volume of code. It’s possible with the help
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The Internet of Things Will Turn Large-Scale Hacks into Real World Disasters Disaster stories involving the Internet of Things are all the rage. They feature cars (both driven and driverless), the power grid, dams, and tunnel ventilation systems. A particularly vivid and realistic one, near-future fiction published last month in New York Magazine , described a cyberattack on New York that involved hacking of cars, the water system, hospitals, elevators, and the power grid
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Your Smart Robot Is Coming in Five Years, But It Might Get Hacked and Kill You A new report commissioned by the Department of Homeland Security forecasts that autonomous artificially intelligent robots are just five to 10 years away from hitting the mainstream—but there’s a catch. The new breed of smart robots will be eminently hackable. To the point that they might be re-programmed to kill you. The study, published in April, attempted to assess which emerging technology tr
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“Star Trek” at 50: Mining Its Past, Exploring Its Future, And Giving Fans Presents To boldly go where no fan has gone before. Star Trek really is the least likeliest cultural institution. It was a short-lived, low-rated television show that debuted to mixed reviews in 1966. By the end of its low-budget third season, the show was dead, and even letter-writing campaigns from fans who had rescued it once before couldn’t save it. Read Full Story
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BMW M5 Pure Metal Silver Edition The BMW M5 is one of the greatest sport sedans BMW has ever produced, but they’ve truly upped the ante with their new M5 Pure Metal Silver Edition. With a production run of only 50, this extremely limited edition is going to be hard to get your hands on and for good reason. The special silver, […]
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Black Flag Drivers Replace Fist Fighting With Car Fighting At Certifiably Insane NASCAR Track | Life Black Flag Drivers Replace Fist Fighting With Car Fighting At Certifiably Insane NASCAR Track | Lifehacker This Netflix Recommendation Bot Is Surprisingly Accurate, When You’re Specific | io9 Suicide Squad Finally Gives Us a Glimpse of Harley Quinn’s Classic Outfit | Kotaku Meet Your Pokémon Go Team Leaders |
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Video: Alpha Centauri AB system could have the nearest exoplanets If there are planets around the double star Alpha Centauri AB, they’re a mere 4 light-years distant, a remove so small we might actually be able to send space probes there in the foreseeable future.
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Hillary Clinton: “There’s the Hillary standard and then there’s the standard for everybody else” Hillary Clinton appeared with her presumptive running mate Tim Kaine on 60 Minutes for their first joint interview, and was asked by Scott Pelley about concerns some voters had surrounding her about corruption. “I will take responsibility for any impression or anything I’ve ever done that people have legitimate questons about,” Clinton started “but I think there’s been a concerted
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15 Fantastic Chrome Extensions to Make Your Daily Tasks Easier What are the little things you do every day? Have you paid attention to them lately, or are they lost in mind-numbness of routine? Maybe, a Chrome extension can change the way you do it. And why not. Those little snippets of code can pack quite a punch. Think of a task you do every second, and there’s a Chrome extension for it. The ultimate goal for all Chrome extensions is to make you more produ
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The diagnosis and the cure of automation I was challenged recently to “name one job in the future that won’t be automated.” I was stumped. I couldn’t think of one job that someday won’t be dehumanized. That got me thinking about the process of automation. How does it happen? Are we running down hill trying to eliminate one job at a time, or are we walking down hill trying to eliminate them all? Read More
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Gearhead Shifter Pen A classy design — as always — and this time with the automobile enthusiast in mind, the Gearhead Shifter Pen boasts a working 5-speed H-pattern gearshift backed by car tire tread and hubcap patterns. Handmade from Indian water buffalo horn and antique brass, it’s the Rolls Royce of the writing implement world.
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NYC This Week: The Knickerbocker Hotel, 100 Years of Zoning and What Is Left of NYC’s Neon Signs Architecture and design–related events happening in New York City this week (July 25 to July 31), handpicked by the Editors at Architizer Left to right: Rolex Learning Center by SANAA, photo by Marissa Lobby; Museum of Architecture, Imabari by Toyo Ito Exhibitions in NYC LAST CHANCE: “(im)permanence,” featuring works by the winners of the 2016 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Des
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Image: Meandering moon feature This strangely meandering channel, carved on the Moon, is one of the most famous features on our nearest celestial neighbour. It shot to fame in July 1971 when the two astronauts of Apollo 15 drove their lunar rover to its very edge.
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Summer Break Things have been slow on this blog as of late, so now I’m making it official by going on summer break. Posts will resume the second week of August.
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Protect Delicate Dresses When You Travel by Packing Them in Tissue Paper Dresses with delicate embellishments like sequins, beading, or lace need extra care when being transported, but carrying a garment bag in addition to your luggage is a pain. Use tissue paper to protect your dress so you can pack it in your suitcase. The tissue paper keeps other clothes in your bag from rubbing against the dress and causing the sequins or beading to fall off. It also protects your
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U.S. Homeowners Will Spend $321 Billion on Remodeling and Repairs This Year A full recovery for the national remodeling market make it a great year for contractors Home renovations are on the rise, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) just released by the Remodeling Futures Program at Harvard University. The amount of spending on home remodeling and repair is expected to increase 8 percent by the start of 2017, while the historical average is
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Apple Stock Forecasted to Rise as Lifetime iPhone Sales Reach 1 Billion Apple will report its fiscal third quarter earnings results tomorrow, and both the company and analysts project a year-over-year decline in iPhone sales and overall revenue for a second consecutive quarter . Apple expects third quarter revenue of between $41 billion and $43 billion, which would be up to 18 percent lower than the $49.6 billion in revenue it posted in the year-ago quarter. The conse
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New telecoms architecture to boost data speed and cut technology costs An EU-funded project, FABULOUS (FDMA Access By Using Low-cost Optical Network Units in Silicon Photonics), has created innovative new components to be used in digital telecommunications including digital radio, television and internet that are lower-cost and more efficient than currently existing technology. The project has demonstrated that its technology will allow higher bit rates – the speed a
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We’re discovering new ways to detect if someone is lying Eye contact and language cues really can give away whether a person is telling a fib – but we usually aren’t much better at guessing than if we just flipped a coin
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New York City Subway Faces Its Biggest Service Disruption in History Image: Getty New York City’s subway system has been through a lot: it’s survived massive blizzards and fictional attacks from Godzilla . But now, it looks like time is finally catching up with the city’s beloved, 100-year-old transportation system. New York City will be shutting down the tunnels that host the L train, one of its most crowded subway lines, for at least 18 months, creating what off
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California Passed a Law Requiring Registration of 3D-Printed Guns 3D-printed Blackstar Arms rifle. Image: Mitch Barrie/Flickr On Friday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law legislation requiring anyone who makes or assembles a homemade firearm to apply for a serial number or “other mark of identification” from the state Department of Justice. This means passing a background check. Said measure, one of several new gun restrictions signed by
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Floating Points unveils new ‘Kuiper’ EP The EP consists of only two tracks: the titular eighteen-minute A-side and a fourteen minute B-side. The post Floating Points unveils new ‘Kuiper’ EP appeared first on The Manual .
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Rosales Quijada House: Striking Exterior and a Cantilevered Top Level The idyllic little town of Chicureo in Colina, Chile is renowned for its scenic landscape and many haciendas filled with greenery. Presenting a striking contrast to its serene, rustic backdrop is the fabulous Rosales Quijada House with is wood and concrete contemporary structure that leaves you mesmerized. Wooden slats and a cantilevered top level create a striking street façade that sets this fa
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Super-fast magnetic motor keeps tiny satellites on track Satellites often rely on reaction wheels, or constantly spinning flywheels, to tweak their attitudes without using precious fuel. However, they tend to be very delicate — since they use ball bearings, they spin relatively slowly (under 6,000RPM), take up a lot of space, need tightly controlled environments and aren’t very precise. Thankfully, researchers at Celeroton have a better way. They’ve c
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Mommy’s Pot Cookie Is Yummy: New at Reason Remember Mr. Yuk? The disgusted, neon-green version of the classic yellow smiley face was developed back in the early 1970s by Pittsburgh pediatrician Richard Moriarty, who was looking for a symbol that would repel little kids from poison more effectively than the traditional skull and crossbones. Although the Mr. Yuk symbol was never validated by studies showing that it had the desired effect an
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It Doesn’t Matter Whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump Is Worse Last week Republicans nominated Donald Trump, whose speech reinforced the idea that he was running as a nightmarish strongman. This week Democrats convene in Philadelphia to nominate a strongman strongwoman of their own. A lot of ink was spilled on Friday explaining just how dangerous Donald Trump was, a toxic mix of fearmongering, disregard for Constitutional processes, and white identity politi
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Extra Fingers and Toes Were Revered in Ancient Culture The Pueblo people of Chaco Canyon decorated their great houses with six-digit footprints and sandal-shaped art.
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Filling knowledge gaps to sustain future forestry Sustaining the growing demand for wood products and other forest services is becoming increasingly difficult due to the likes of climate change, pests and diseases affecting European forests. The TREES4FUTURE project brought together 28 research organisations from various disciplines to provide common datasets that will eventually result in more trimmed forestry for the future.
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Grab a Discounted Timex Ironman Watch Thanks to Amazon’s Gold Box Deal The extremely versatile and reliable Timex Ironman watches are under $25 today only on Amazon . Water resistant of up to around 300 feet, take these on a few laps around the pool and cool off during this Heat Dome without worrying about how much time you’re spending in the water. Read more…
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PPPL and Princeton Join High-Performance Software Project Article describes Intel-sponsored project to modernize a fusion code that is installed on supercomputers around the world.
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WSU Students Work to Save the Destruction of the Iconic Palm Tree When a monster beetle arrived in Hawaii and began chomping down palm trees, students with Wichita State University’s Bug Lab took action.
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The Best Portable Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner After 25 hours of research and six hours spent cleaning wine, chocolate sauce, and coffee off a grimy couch and a white shag rug, we think the Bissell SpotClean Pro is the best cleaner for spot treating carpet and upholstery. It removed stains better than four of the top-selling portable cleaners we tried. It’s affordable, easy to use, and runs little risk of damaging your fabrics or carpets.
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Latest Surface Book and Pro 4 update jazzes up camera and Windows Hello Some fresh drivers for Microsoft’s newest Surface devices have been pushed out, following hot on the heels of a host of driver tweaks earlier this month. This time around, the driver updates all pertain to the cameras on the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4, both front and rear. So hopefully camera performance should be improved all round, and what’s more, Windows Hello – Microsoft’s facial recogni
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Crystallinity and Size of Nanoparticles can be Studied with Combined SAXS/WAXS TechniqueSAXS/WAXS is becoming an increasingly popular technique for the characterization of nanoparticles. Equipment such as Xenocs’ Nano-inXider SAXS/WAXS system allows researchers to study the size and…
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New Zealand is exterminating all rats and non-native predators Related: Highly invasive New Guinea flatworms spotted in the U.S. for the first time Via The Guardian Images via Andrew on Flickr and Wikimedia Commons
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The Bird That Kicks the Ever-Loving Crap Out of Its Prey This hard-core bird of prey doesn’t soar and swoop on its victims—it prefers to kick them to death. The post The Bird That Kicks the Ever-Loving Crap Out of Its Prey appeared first on WIRED .
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Pangea Broke Apart As Fast As Fingernails Grow Environment That’s pretty fast for a 20-mile thick continent We now know that the continents split apart in a big hurry.
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The Simple Handshake Mistakes You Should Avoid at Your Next Interview Giving a firm, solid handshake isn’t difficult exactly, but ask anyone who meets job candidates or just talks to new people with any regularity, and you’ll hear some awkward handshake horror stories. This video from ZipRecruiter outlines some of the worst offenders, and a simple way to get it right. Of course, the fun part of the video here are the offenders. Who hasn’t shaken hands with the “Pri
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Developing reliable renewable energy sources As the world’s population continues to grow, so does our consumption of natural resources. Many of these resources are non-renewable, so research into renewable sources of energy is vital. New Research is tackling this issue through reducing corrosion, improving heat transfer and fluid dynamics, and using nano coatings to enhance surface effiencies in renewable energy systems.
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Twitter is livestreaming weekly MLB and NHL games Twitter’s live sports streaming plans are expanding well beyond college games , the NFL and tennis . It just unveiled plans to livestream weekly Major League Baseball and National Hockey League games for free with occasional ads. This won’t replace a TV or internet video subscription (you can only watch if you’re out-of-market, for one thing), but it’ll be widely available: MLB games will be avai
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Architecture’s Odd Couple: Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson They were rivals who shaped American architecture, but to call them an ‘odd couple’ overstates their relationship The post Architecture’s Odd Couple: Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson appeared first on Architecture Lab .
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Microsoft slashes additional $50 off the Xbox One Microsoft last month launched a program in which it offered students a pretty great deal on a new Xbox One when purchased with a Surface Pro 4. The promotion allowed Microsoft to clear out inventory of its traditional Xbox One console ahead of the launch of the slimmer Xbox One S.
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New Zealand Is Killing Off Its Predators Seeking to safeguard the future of its kiwis, parrots, and hobbits, New Zealand has just made the “world first” decision to eradicate all wild predators by 2050. Read more…
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Dashlane brings an enterprise password management tool to mobile devices The popular password management utility Dashlane is going after the larger enterprise market today with the announcement of a new tool that will allow mobile employees to switch access between both their personal passwords, as well as those assigned to them by their workplace, in the company’s mobile app. The tool, which is known as “Spaces,” first launched on the desktop… Read More
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US Air Force creates Space Mission Force to prevent war in space A war in space is not something I’m sure a lot of people think about as anything other than a science fiction story line or something for humans to deal with many generations […]
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This video of fractal photogrammetry is dizzying and amazing Before seeing this video I’ve never heard of photogrammetry, but it sure can be beautiful. Artist Julien Horsthuis calls Amsterdam his home, and wanted to take a different look at his surroundings by capturing and editing the things he sees every day. His work normally involves creating trips through fantasy worlds, but for his latest project he decided to find his inspiration around him. The pic
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Eshena Tactical Bags Inspired by military gear, Eshena make tactical bags that are tough, durable, versatile, and functional. Suitable for both your office and outdoor life, the backpacks come with a MOLLE attachment system that allows compatible pouch accessories to be easily and securely strapped, so you can carry more, and access it easily. The modular design can be adjusted to fit your specific needs, choose from
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Debbie Wasserman Schultz booed off stage at Florida delegate meeting Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic Party’s governing organization, was booed off stage while speaking at the Florida delegation breakfast before delegates headed to the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia. Read Full Article at RT.com
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UK commercial deals up eightfold since Brexit vote In the month after the UK voted to split from the EU British companies attracted $34.5 billion in 60 deals. In a month before Brexit, there were 79 deals worth $4.3 billion. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian orphans’ football team claims 2nd world title A team of young Russian footballers has triumphed in a competition involving 27 sides from all over the world. But this is no ordinary team in any old competition – the 10 boys, aged from 12 to 16, are all orphans. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Shooting your mouth off: Rapper blasts himself in face for publicity (GRAPHIC VIDEO) 50 Cent has been shot nine times, but his boasts are nothing compared to Kasper Knight who laughs off a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the face. The Indianapolis rapper’s bizarre video has been viewed nearly 600,000 times on Facebook. Read Full Article at RT.com
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3 in 10 women able to conceive naturally after infertility treatment Women who have IVF/ICSI infertility treatments have a 29% chance of conceiving naturally within six years of the cessation of treatments, a new report suggests.
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Tim Kaine’s Climate Record Is All over the Map He is for natural gas and oil drilling, yet also for cutting greenhouse gas emissions — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Adam Savage Incognito 2016 Link Every year, Adam Savage likes to walk the aisles of San Diego Comic-Con dressed in costume to see if he can people from recognizing him. This year, he decided to go with a look inspired by The Revenant, and dressed as a lifelike bear. More Awesome Stuff: Young Han Solo Auditions Conan Suits up for Comic-Con Conan v. Andy: Dawn of ConanCon The Popcorn Machine Adam Savage Makes Hellboy’s Sword
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Parenchymal enhancement in breast tissue is not an indicator for increased cancer riskWomen with a certain gene mutation are among the high-risk patients for breast cancer. With a magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) it is possible to detect tissue with measurable active blood supply which indicates an increased breast cancer risk. Now experts are now exploring whether tissue with active blood supply visible with MRT could indicate a grater risk in those patients without gene mutati
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Large-handed dad pleads baby clothes makers to consider velcro This father has something important to address to everyone out there who has a say on how baby clothes are made: consider the dad hands. Baby clothes tend to have baby sized buttons and for dad hands, that can be a challenge, he says. “It’s not right,” he explained. “If you’re a dad, and you’ve got hands you’re going to struggle.” No word on whether or not baby clothes designe
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John Oliver gathered famous singers to sing out against politicians stealing music John Oliver had no problem tearing apart Donald Trump ‘s RNC entrance songs – not only did Trump use them without permission, but the lyrics were hilariously ironic. So Oliver gathered Usher, Cyndi Lauper, Josh Groban, Sheryl Crow and a bunch of other fabulous singers on Last Week Tonight to perform a new song in honor of the politicians who have used their music without approval. Let’s hope Trum
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Who Hacked The Democratic National Committee? Military Cold cyberwar Russia likely hacked the DNC.
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Wireless SNES controller improves on an already perfect gamepad Though there have been many heated arguments over which video game controller is the greatest of all time, it would be difficult to find someone who doesn’t agree that the Super Nintendo controller […]
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Conventional Wisdom: The Democratic Convention Is Off To A Rocky Start PHILADELPHIA — Prepping for a week of sunburn and sleep deprivation for the love of the party, Democrats are wending their way to Philadelphia for their convention this week. What awaits them? So much. This is America in 2016, after all. The biggest story out of Philadelphia is the precipitous tumble from grace of Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, casting into sha
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Video: Making for Mercury The ESA-JAXA BepiColombo mission to Mercury must withstand extremely harsh conditions while in orbit around the innermost planet of our Solar System: temperatures in excess of 450 C, high ultraviolet and electron and proton fluxes.
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Direct-marketing farms have double the regional impact Sacramento-area farmers and ranchers who sell their products directly to consumers generate twice as much regional economic impact per dollar of output as do area food producers who don’t engage in direct marketing, reports a UC Davis agricultural economist and a team of UC Cooperative Extension researchers.
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Audio Rises for Event Detection Audio is heading from pure playback to enabling “input, trigger and analytics in contextual awareness,” says an industry executive. But what will take microphones to play as important a role as cameras to add “intelligence” to autonomous cars?
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5 Tips for Optimizing Audio File Sizes Everyone should, at some point or another, learn how audio files work. This knowledge may seem trivial or unimportant, but it can really come in handy — such as when recording music, creating a podcast, or optimizing your music library. In this post, we’re going to explore the various factors that affect audio quality and audio file size. Striking the perfect balance between the two isn’t easy, o
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Inside Case: Where America’s Most Iconic Pocket Knives are Made In 1889, four brothers—William Russell, Jean, John, and Andrew Case—started crafting knives to sell along a wagon trail in upstate New York. The aim of this ragtag collective was to produce blades of the highest quality to sell to those passing by. That little venture would become W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Company, the same Case brand that […]
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Calligraphy Monogram Handmade Ceramic Ring Dish Keep this beautiful ring dish on any table top as a cool piece of decor and to keep your small accessories safe in one place. The white ring dish is adorned with 22k gold luster rim and calligraphy monogram (single letter). It’s slightly curve up at the edge. Buy it here The post Calligraphy Monogram Handmade Ceramic Ring Dish appeared first on HolyCool.net .
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9 ways to bend Windows 10 to your will If you’re a PC user, chances are you’ve either upgraded to Windows 10, been forced to upgrade to Windows 10 (either by your company or Microsoft itself), or you’re about to. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here (Insider Story)
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Why Cats Love Boxes, Great Morning Podcasts, and a Sausage-Grilling Robot In this week’s Brain Buffet, we get to the bottom of why cats love to curl up in boxes or other small spaces, show off a vending machine that dispenses books, look at some podcasts to start your day, and much more. Welcome to Lifehacker’s Monday Brain Buffet , a series where we round up interesting, informative, and thought-provoking podcasts, interviews, articles, and other media that will teach
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Modeling sunlight harvesting in nanostructures To create the next generation of solar panels and other light-driven devices, scientists must model how complex interactions occur. Modeling across different scales, from individual atoms to very large systems with thousands of atoms, provides needed insights. In a review article in Chemical Reviews, a team of scientists assessed the state of the art for calculations used to model electronic state
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Materials based on clusters of atoms called “super-ions” may revolutionize the whole solar cell industry Lead-free, more efficient solar cells and other optoelectronics devices will likely be based on a family of materials known as hybrid perovskites. Scientists identified how to control different properties and stability in these solar cell materials using lead-free preparation. These new design principles identified super-ion building blocks, clusters of atoms that carry the same charge as the ions
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Image: Hubble views a galaxy fit to burst This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image reveals the vibrant core of the galaxy NGC 3125. Discovered by John Herschel in 1835, NGC 3125 is a great example of a starburst galaxy—a galaxy in which unusually high numbers of new stars are forming, springing to life within intensely hot clouds of gas.
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Scientists measure the air breathed by Earth’s first animals The discovery of an atmospheric time capsule has allowed scientists to directly measure the air that was breathed by Earth’s first animals.
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Albatrosses forage in different areas when on migration A new study of the movements of sub-Antarctic albatrosses tracked from two remote islands some 5,000 km apart, shows that although the birds from each breeding site take similar routes around the Southern Ocean, they forage in different areas for the majority of the time. The results are published this month in the Nature journal Scientific Reports.
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Researchers mine ‘a tsunami of free data’ from space “Man must rise above Earth, to the top of the atmosphere and beyond, for only then will he fully understand the world in which he lives.”
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Why Saudi Arabia is forbidding Pokemon Why Saudi Arabia has renewed its fatwa on Pokemon
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Dr. Data the rise of precision medicine | Ian McCrae | TEDxAuckland Our bodies contain two terabytes of data. What if everyone involved in our healthcare – including us – could access that data and use it to make better lifestyle and treatment decisions? Precision medicine aims to answer that question and turn information into better health outcomes for everyone. Ian began his professional career employed as a scientist writing mathematical models of the human bo
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How 3D Printing helps Hand-Disabled Kids | Gene Zhang | TEDxZhujiangNewTown Gene is the first one to adopt 3D printing technology for Chinese kids who suffered from hand disability. His dream is to let every kids suffering hand disability but cannot afford expensive artificial limb equipped with low-cost 3D printing ones. Gene was a former member of AIESEC, mainland China and one of the 50 who joined the “2041 Antarctic Expedition” initiated by Robert Swan, a famous Brit
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How to rock with Chinese traditional instrument? | Zhaoze (Post-Rock Band) | TEDxZhujiangNewTown Zhaoze, a post-rock band from Guangzhou, believes that, Guqin can be played in a contemporary way, though Guqin is the most traditional chinese string instrument with more than 3000 years history. In this talk, Hailiang shared about Zhaoze’s idea about getting Guqin plugged as a contemporary instrument and furthermore, the exploration of rocking it in a contemporary way, each followed by an illus
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Reaching out to mental wellness | Matt Shirtcliffe | TEDxAuckland After Matt’s wife Mary died of depression a year ago, Matt reflected on what he could take out of it to help others. The result was a programme that encourages people across the farming community to reach out to both ask for and offer help when they need it. Father of two teens, awarded advertising creative director, ad agency owner, mountain runner, farm owner, poet, Christian. Matt was living a
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Engineering the Language of Success | Mushtak Alatabi | TEDxUniversitiPutraMalaysiaProf.Mushtak Alatabi discusses the effects of positive thinking and the powerful implications it has on ones life, through thinking like an Engineering and changing ones approach to problem solving. Professor Mushtak Alatabi is a Mechanical Engineering expert , author, trainer and consultant. He is strong willed, visionary, and innovative individual who thrives on converting challenges into oppor
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Should children be playing video games in school? | Mark Lorch | TEDxDerby Chemist Prof. Mark Lorch is a science communicator with a passion for teaching chemistry in unusual ways. In his talk he introduces MolCraft, a version of Mine Craft for teaching chemistry and asks whether there should be more games being used as a resource in schools. Prof. Mark Lorch is Associate Dean for Engagement and a chemist (the kind that works in a lab, not in Boots) by training at the U
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How much is your business losing by not being accessible? | Martin Austin | TEDxDerby The collective spending power of disabled people us worth £212 billion, but many businesses are not accessible to disabled customers. Martin looks at what makes a person disabled and how businesses can become more accessible. Martin is Managing Director and Founder of Nimbus Disability; a consultancy service working across a range of industries providing practical and tangible support in meeting
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Let’s Rewrite the School-to-Prison Pipeline | Debra Postil | TEDxLaSierraUniversity Can police, prosecutors, and citizens work together to focus on education over incarceration? Veteran prosecutor Debra Postil is proving it’s possible through community prosecution, youth programs, intervention, and rehabilitation. Debra Postil sees writing and speaking about trauma and abuse from different perspectives as a way to educate the public, build empathy and resilience, and break the s
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How to control emotion and influence behavior | Dawn Goldworm | TEDxEast The world of scent and its influence is more powerful than you may be aware. Dawn Goldworm is an internationally recognized olfactive expert and the Nose behind successful fragrances for American Express, Lady Gaga, Design Miami/ Art Basel, Mercedes Benz, Valentino and many more… The inspiration of 12.29, Dawn’s vision of enriching brand experiences through scent, began with her Masters at NYU. D
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Pokémon Go could ease Type 2 diabetes burden Millions of people around the world have started to play Pokémon Go, a virtual reality treasure hunt where players must walk to places within the real world and catch, train and battle monsters which appear on their mobile phone screens. Leading diabetes researchers believe the craze of Pokémon Go could be an “innovative solution” to rising obesity levels and chronic disease.
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Deal: Titan Cables Price: $12-$23 | Buy Never snag or tangle a cable again with Fuse Chicken’s Titan cables . Each one is wrapped in flexible, high-strength steel to protect from damage. Choose from 19″ Lightning or MicroUSB or their compact Loop cables in either type . Save 20-25% in The Awesomer Shop . More Awesome Stuff: Deal: Armour Loop Charging iOS Cable Deal: Steel iOS Charging Cable Deal: InCharge Keyring (
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MIKOL Leather Bounded Nero Marquina Marble Notebook This is definitely not your average notebook, it’s the notebook for your most precious thoughts and ideas. The MIKOL notebook is the first of its kind with the back and front cover made from 100% real marble, yet, it’s still flexible by using laminated webbing and recycled corrugate between the Marble grains. Available in black or white, and you can request to have it engraved with your name or i
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Trump: Germany, France plagued by terror ‘because they allowed people to come in’Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said countries such as France and Germany have been recently plagued by terrorism “by their own fault” because “they allowed people to come into their territory.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ characters team up with NASA for space adventure The stars of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ fought against Ronan the Accuser in the popular Marvel film, but now Groot and Rocket Raccoon are moving onto bigger and better things – teaming up with NASA for a whole new space adventure. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Top anti-terrorism cop admits ‘constant’ effort to protect London from extremist attackLondon’s most senior counter-terrorism cop has said the security services are constantly testing and improving their responses to any potential attack. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Democrats flock to Philadelphia for nominating convention The Democratic National Convention, which will officially nominate Hillary Clinton as the party’s presidential candidate, is underway in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Thousands of protesters are expected to rally outside, disgruntled with the party agenda. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Frosting-stuffed croissants are this year’s Cronut You’ve had it with the Cronut line, you have a brain freeze from too many massive milkshakes and you’re looking for your next sugary carb hit. Enter: red velvet croissants. SEE ALSO: A cinnamon roll-stuffed donut is the sweetest surprise These sweet treats, available at New York City’s Union Fare “gastrohall,” are made with layer upon layer of flaky red velvet flavored croissant dough t
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Hearables: Next Big Consumer Thing Hearing aids, the first “hearable,” helped people with damaged hearing but may now enhance the hearing of people with normal hearing.
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This Is the Olympics On Technology—When Enhancement Is the Norm For the purpose of this post, I’d like to suspend moral and ethical considerations for a moment — let’s call this a fun thought experiment. As we enter Olympics season, I find myself thinking about what you might call the “unlimited-class” Olympics or the “anything goes” Olympics — where genetic manipulation, drugs, robotic prostheses, and AI are not only allowed but encouraged. Thi
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Do we really need a national self-driving testing facility? Loud voices are taking sides on self-driving cars, that’s for sure. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) doesn’t want development to stop or even slow down, presumably because overwhelming evidence shows humans are the cause of almost all — 94 percent — fatal crashes. Consumer Reports, meawhile, has called on Tesla to disable Autopilot mode in all its vehicles. Tesla, which
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Vast majority of guns recovered by Pittsburgh police not in possession of legal ownersNearly 80 percent of perpetrators carrying a gun recovered by Pittsburgh Police were not the lawful owners, a strong indication that theft and trafficking are significant sources of firearms involved in crimes in southwest Pennsylvania, a new University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis reveals.
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Crumpler Vis-A-Vis Clear Suitcase That’s one way to keep the TSA from rifling through your stuff. Made from durable custom polycarbonate, the Crumpler Vis-A-Vis Clear Suitcase lets anyone see what’s inside. It also has… Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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BUCHHOLZBERLIN Messerast Magnetic Knife Racks BUCHHOLZBERLIN is a German design house that focuses on well made goods ranging from bags and knives to tables, chairs and these Messerast (“fair catch”) magnetic knife racks. Each piece features a unique branch, from an actual tree, around 4cm thick embedded with magnets that makes for a rugged, artistic display for your knives. Messerast is available […]
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First solar-powered, net-zero apartment building in Los Angeles opens its doors Hanover Olympic is the first building to include net-zero, solar-powered apartments for the eco-conscious renting community in Los Angeles. Ten rooftop solar panels dedicated to each of the 20 Eco-Apartments provide solar energy directly to tenants, cutting their electricity bills by around $100 per month. Any excess energy produced by a total of 220 solar panels is fed into the grid for nighttime
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UA organic semiconductor research could boost electronics Most people aren’t accustomed to hearing “organic” and “semiconductor” in the same sentence. But the words flow naturally for Erin Ratcliff, a University of Arizona assistant professor of materials science and engineering with a chemistry background.
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RIIND PEN At first you might think there would be nothing new or interesting about the Riind Pen , but in fact there is. The idea, conceptually, was to take an everyday item, in this case a pen, and rebuild it to achieve a near to perfection product. So they built it using reduced tolerance on its pieces, using only premium materials and making it comfortable and practical in use. The machined grip is stro
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Popular Science’s Spaceship Design Contest Winners! Space Congratulations The winners of PopSci’s spaceship design contest…
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Building a New Brand of Engineer The National Science Foundation is providing $2 million to support the creation of a new curriculum model to prepare a diverse range of students to become adaptive engineers ready to solve 21st century problems.
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This Russian man just rode a hot air balloon around the world in 11 days Russian balloonist Fedor Konyukhov has set a new world record for the fastest hot air balloon trip around the world. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/jul/24/russian-adventurer-fedor-konyukhov-breaks-record-for-flying-solo-around-the-world The 11-day journey, which began on July 12, took the 64-year-old adventurer from Australia, over New Zealand, across the Pacific Ocean, South Amer
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50 very unlikely things we want from the Democratic National Convention We got through the Republican National Convention , now it’s just one more week until we’re officially in the race for the White House. There’s just one more candidate to nominate. The Democratic National Convention will gavel in on Monday afternoon, where Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine will likely be nominated at the Democratic party’s nominees for President and Vice President of the United State
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Beyoncé and Rihanna will not stand for your ‘Pokémon Go’ shenanigans You can play Pokémon Go in the park, in your home, around town—but don’t you dar dare to try to play it during the sacred hours you are privileged to spend with Beyoncé or Rihanna at a concert. SEE ALSO: You shouldn’t be ashamed of playing ‘Pokemon Go’ and loving it A Beyoncé fan freaked out after spotting, and filming, a fellow audience member playing the game rather than focus solely on the que
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Check out the holographic whale and otherworldly setting in Kojima Productions logo movieHideo Kojima made an appearance at the San Diego Comic Con over the weekend, tweeting beforehand: “We recommend to watch, as we might have something new to show you.” Suggesting we may get a glimpse of the mysterious ‘Death Stranding.’
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Smatree SmaShell Power-Case with Built-in Power Bank for Apple Watch the Smatree SmaShell is a multi-function powerbank that’s easy to take with you wherever you go. It’s made mainly to hold the Apple Watch, but thanks to its 3000mAH built-in battery, you can use it to charge any of your other devices too. That is enough power to recharge your Apple Watch battery up to 6 times (from 0% to 100%). Available in black or white. Buy it here The post Smatree SmaShell Po
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Sony Extra Bass Bluetooth Headphones Enjoy your music with an extra dose of bass, thanks to these wireless headphones from Sony. The Extra Bass headphones connect via Bluetooth and can pair via NCF (for compatible devices), it provides up to 20 hours of play time and has a built-in mic for hands-free calling. Buy it here The post Sony Extra Bass Bluetooth Headphones appeared first on HolyCool.net .
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A.I. Mirror Turns Your Reflection Into A Picasso Painting DIY Electronic Cubism Machine learning in art is getting pretty sharp: look no further than this real time Cubist Mirror.
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Focal’s Utopia headphones live up to their $3,999 price How much would you pay for really good audio? Before you answer that question, consider that humanity as a whole spends more than $11 billion per year on headphones, $1 billion of which is spent on premium ($100+) cans in the US . So we clearly have a collective appetite for better sound, and it’s only going to grow bigger as human civilization becomes more urbanized and the privacy of headphones
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10 Facebook Bots Actually Worth Chatting With If you haven’t yet heard, the chatbots are coming —ready to take your pizza order, answer your technical support questions, and even help you respond to your friends’ pictures in the most predictable way. We’re still in the very early days of the bot revolution on Facebook Messenger, but we’ve found a handful that are actually worth shooting the breeze with. The easiest way to find new bots on Fa
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Today’s Best Deals: Timbuk2 Flash Sale, Timex, Solar Lights, Hoover, and More A great way to exercise at work , Timbuk2 flash sale , Timex watches , a $75 Hoover WindTunnel , and more lead Monday’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale. Click here to learn more. Top Deals Hoover WindTunnel 3
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Twitter finally figures out what Twitter is (maybe) Since its inception, Twitter has seemed like a 24/7 global cocktail party; the sort of thing that would appeal to information-addicted media types. But the service has evolved into a platform where news unfolds in real time. It’s where the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag and subsequent movement began in 2013, following the shooting of Trayvon Martin. It’s where the world turned to follow the Ferguson p
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Decoloring the World | Domitilla de Luca Bossa | TEDxUWCAdriatic In her talk, “Decoloring the world”, Domitilla de Luca Bossa is going to explore a hidden part of the concept of racism, passing through self-acceptance and historical perspectives. Domitilla is a first year student at the United World College of the Adriatic. She’s seventeen and she comes from Italy. Passionate reader, she has built her communicative skills with nine years of drama cou
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The hidden secrets of everyday objects | Xavier Lozano Palay | TEDxVicenza Always into different music genres, from tradition to experimental one, fusing multiple elements, Xavier Lozano Palay specialized in traditional wind instruments. He collaborates regularly with radio and television shows and he dedicated most of his life to teaching and pedagogy trough shows and laboratories- as a solo or with the Bufa & Sons trio, focusing on how to make music with used obje
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“Parrots of the Caribbean: Leading in the age of genome exploration” | Taras Oleskyk | TEDxUPR We live in the age of the great discovery, scientists armed with the new sequencing technology explore and map DNA in the genomes of all the living species. Although this is an expensive task, a group of underfunded scientists turns to the local community and raises enough money to publish a genome of an endangered species of parrots. Is this an example of how science is going to develop in the f
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Confusing ancient geological patterns with global warming | Christian Schlüchter | TEDxBangalore A renowned geologist proves that global warming is more detrimental for humanity, than Earth itself, who will last well beyond humans existence Christian Schlüchter graduated in Geology from University of Bern. After a Postdoctoral year at Brock University, Ontario, Canada, he was at The Institute of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, ETH Zurich, where he submitted his Habilitation in Eng
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What does it truly mean to live as one with Mother Nature? | Pamela Malhotra | TEDxBangalore Nature conservationist & animal lover Pamela, the owner of the SAI sanctuary forest reserve in India gives us a glimpse into the hidden stories of Mother Nature SAI Sanctuary is the first private wildlife sanctuary in India being the fulfilment of a lifetime spent in protecting wildlife and the environment. Both author and subject of several articles and films receiving national and internati
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So you thought concrete was boring? | Rakesh Nauhria | TEDxManukau Rakesh talks about creating a culture of innovation to sustain business success through boom and bust cycles. While concrete is their business, their business is far from grey and solid. This is because Rakesh and his father have a passion for creating opportunities for a culturally diverse and largely immigrant group of staff in south Auckland to contribute directly to the businesses’ success as
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IoT and education: Truly the “internet of everything” The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing like wildfire. Consumer education around this new basket of technologies is critical, since it basically describes a product category that can — and often does — include virtually every “thing” we interact with in our lives. Your car, refrigerator, door locks, and even your toilet seat are capable of becoming part of the Internet of Things. All they need is
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Audi CEO claims three new EVs are coming by 2020 – Roadshow The German automaker is also planning a subsidiary for autonomous-car development. It’s not like diesel was the future, anyway.
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Chinese TV maker LeEco reportedly looking at buying Vizio – CNET Vizio and LeEco are scheduled to host a joint press event on Tuesday.
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Czech officials hope wee bit of fun at urinals will combat men’s cancer While playing with yourself in bathrooms is generally frowned upon, in the Czech Republic it will now be deemed appropriate – as long as it’s in the name of preventing cancer. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Crowdfunding is coming to British politics with MoreUnited.uk Crowdfunding has brought about everything from popular card games to souped up coolers to attempted missions to the moon, but now, it’s entering a new sphere — politics. In the aftermath of the highly contentious Brexit vote, citizens of the U.K. are now looking to take matters into their own hands and disrupt the current manner of conducting politics with a sharp injection from tech. Meet MoreUn
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Mazda will take carbon fiber to new heights to build a lighter Miata Tipping the scale at just 2,332 pounds, the Mazda MX-5 Miata stands out as one of the lightest new cars on the market today. The Japanese firm is always looking to push the envelope in terms of lightness, and one of the company’s top executives has revealed that the next-gen model will lose even more weight. The next-generation Miata will make extensive use of ultra-light materials, including car
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DNA analyses reveal genetic identities of world’s first farmers Conducting the first large-scale, genome-wide analyses of ancient human remains from the Near East, an international team led by Harvard Medical School has illuminated the genetic identities and population dynamics of the world’s first farmers.
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This new quick charging technology will make your smartphone more powerful than ever If you’ve worked a full day at the office before, you know what 3 p.m. feels like. 3 p.m. is when your hands fall slack off your keyboard and you mope to the nearest coffeemaker or soda machine, desperate to find a kick that will help you through the final hours of the day. It’s also when hours of emailing, social media posting and hunting for digital monsters catches up with a normal phone. We’r
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Underhill Home – Luxury Hobbit-Hole Now that the British Pound has taken its first real hit in recent memory, you might start thinking about buying up some real estate in England. This 4-bedroom, 4,000-square-foot home called Underhill is a steal at $917,000. It comes with a detached garage, enough parking for 6 cars, and almost an acre of rolling green hills in West Yorkshireland. Oh, and it looks like a Hobbit-hole. Designed by a
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Coussée & Goris and RCR Arquitectes use iron-coloured concrete for Belgian crematoriumA+Awards: the next project in our collaboration with Architizer is a tinted concrete and steel crematorium in Holsbeek, Belgium, which was named as one of the winners in the religious buildings and memorials category at the 2016 A+Awards (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Super sensors could monitor water quality around the world in real-time The sensors can report data about mineral levels and heavy metals without the need for lab testing.
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FBI investigates DNC hacking; Clinton campaign blames Russia The FBI said Monday it is investigating how thousands of Democratic National Committee emails were hacked, a breach that Hillary Clinton’s campaign maintains was committed by Russia to benefit Donald Trump.
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Vibrating Boots Could Help Astronauts Stay On Their Feet Space The Martian explorers might benefit from shoes that buzz Researchers are working on a haptic-response space boot that can warn wearers of nearby obstacles when they can’t see their own feet.
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Germany suicide bomber ‘pledged allegiance’ to IS group A Syrian man who blew himself up outside a music festival in Ansbach, Germany had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) group in a video recorded on his mobile phone, Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann revealed on Monday.
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Developmental differences in late preterm babies may not emerge until after age twoDevelopmental differences in babies born four to six weeks early may not show up until after they turn two, a new study suggests. At age two, late preterm babies were developmentally on track with peers, performing equally well on tasks such as recognizing faces and objects, understanding directions and naming items. By preschool and kindergarten, however, this group showed less than optimal math
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Going Paperless: Pros, Cons, and Digital Workarounds The paperless office seems to finally be catching on. In part this may be due to the even more popular idea of minimalism. But is it all a tree-saving nirvana or a nightmare of A4 proportions? We investigate the pros and cons, along with actionable advice, so you can make your own mind up and get on with it right away. The Pros of a Paperless Office Let’s first take a look at the advantages of sa
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Mophie Charge Force Wireless Power Cables are over and wireless charging is here with Mophie. Now charging your phone is as simple as setting it down. Just put your Mophie case with charge force wireless power on any wireless charging base and power is sent to your device directly on contact. Mophie’s compact design also offers full case protection.
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Sanders Delegates Looking to Nominate Alternative to Tim Kaine The Bernie Delegates Network, a “reflective, not directive” grassroots network of about 1,250, or two thirds of, Bernie Sanders delegates, held a press conference this morning to express their displeasure with the Democratic party as the convention comes to a start in Philadelphia today, and indicated delegates would try to put forward an alternative vice presidential nomination, but wo
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LIVE from the DNC in Philadelphia Live from the DNC in Philadelpha, Matt Welch and Nick Gillespie lay out what to look out for as the Democrats nominate Hillary Clinton. Watch here or at Facebook .
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To Speed Economic Recovery, Release the Brakes: New at Reason “By most accounts, the current economic recovery has been slower than a tortoise with a bad hangover,” writes A. Barton Hinkle. And there’s plenty of reasons why. Hinkle offers a few: In Jacksonville and San Antonio, permits take about four months; over the past decade the housing supply increased 43 percent and 46 percent, respectively, and housing prices increased 107 percent in each
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New lightweight shape-shifting alloy shows potential for a variety of applications A team of researchers at Tohoku University has discovered that the Mg-Sc alloy shows shape memory properties. This finding raises the potential for development and application of lightweight …
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Aonal RFID Blocking Slim Leather Wallet $7.20 Aonal RFID Blocking Slim Leather Wallet $7.20
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Planned Solar Roadway in France Will Cover 600 Miles With Photovoltaic Panels Stellar sustainable infrastructure project could provide enough energy for 8 percent of the French population. Missouri’s plan to pave a section of Route 66 with solar panels doesn’t hold a candle to France’s ambitious initiative to cover 1,000 kilometers of road with solar-pavers —generating enough electricity to meet the energy needs of roughly 8 percent of the country’s inhabitants. The photov
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Tradition Meets Modernity in Stunning New Artist Cement Series The traditional craft of hydraulic cement tile making, in which the pattern is inlaid with pigmented cement as opposed to printed on a substrate, offers a bold and vibrant look for any wall or floor, making it as popular today as when it was first invented in the 1800s. Now Sausalito, California–based Clé is shaking things up by marrying this craft to contemporary style in a new collection. Dubbe
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Brain Training Cuts Dementia Risk a Decade Later How a brief intervention could have such long-lasting results remains unclear — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Does a dementia diagnosis have a silver lining? Study suggests it can In a study of 48 adults with a diagnosis of Early Dementia or Mild Cognitive Impairment, almost half reported positive changes in life outlook and quality of life, countering the assumption that this diagnosis would have a uniformly negative impact.
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Added bacterial film makes new mortar resistant to water uptake Moisture can destroy mortar over time — for example when cracks form as a result of frost. A team of scientists has found an unusual way to protect mortar from moisture: When the material is being mixed, they add a biofilm — a soft, moist substance produced by bacteria.
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Risk factors identified in patient-to-patient transmission of resistant bacteria Three key factors increase the risk for patient-to-patient transmission of an extremely drug-resistant bacteria known as CP-CRE, according to a new study. The research helps explain why some contacts of an infected patient acquire the dangerous bacteria while others do not.
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Quantitating the complete human proteome Researchers have developed the Human SRMAtlas, a compendium of mass spectrometry assays for any human protein. ISB releases protein assay parameters freely to the scientific community for the ability to assay any human protein without restriction. Through the use of the ISB Human SRMAtlas, biomarker candidates, wellness markers and protein networks can be quickly evaluated to provide quantitative
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Universal ancestor of all life on Earth was only half alive The identification of genes likely to belong to the common ancestor of life suggests its biochemistry was incomplete, forcing it to cling to undersea vents
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Mystery ancient human ancestor found in Australasian family tree A genome analysis suggests that Asian and Pacific human populations share a single origin and their ancestors might have bred with Homo erectus
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Zika epidemic could burn out in 3 years but return in a decade Herd immunity could drive the Zika epidemic in South and Central America to an end, but some 93 million people could be infected before then
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Most powerful obesity gene yet boosts risk by 40 per cent A genetic variant common among people in Samoa may have evolved to support their ancestors on long island voyages in the South Pacific
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Rio ban for seven Russian swimmers Seven Russian swimmers and three rowers are banned from the Rio Olympics by their sports’ governing bodies after last week’s McLaren Report.
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A Tinder bot scam is promising users Verified accounts A new bot scam on Tinder is tapping into users’ desire to become “verified” on the popular dating service – a process that would allow them to confirm their identity, and legitimize their account for the purposes of trust and safety. According a recent report from security researchers at Symantec, scammers are now using verification as a lure to sign up people to… Read More
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New super aircraft cannot land or recover aircraft for four days without failing and fixing this would require a redesign According to a June 28 memo, Michael Gilmore, the Defense Department’s director of operational test and evaluation, ;said the most expensive warship in history [the new Gerald Ford aircraft carrier] continues to struggle launching and recovering aircraft, moving onboard munitions, conducting air traffic control and with ship self-defense. “These four systems affect major areas of flight oper
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Artificial Intelligence That Battles Smog Environment One of 10 insane ideas that just might save the world IBM’s Watson has tackled air pollution in China, India, and South Africa.
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This Italian Robot Wants To Be Kicked Entertainment A humanoid taekwondo trainer A robot named Taekwondo Personal Trainer (TPT) is designed to be kicked.
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Windows 10’s Anniversary update is just what everyday users need It can’t be disputed: Windows 10 has been a wild success for Microsoft, after being installed on more than 350 million devices. To mark this, August 2nd is the release of the Anniversary Update which brings a slew of tweaks, fixes and new features. Read More
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RiskBand is another portable panic button that doesn’t need a phone Given that the general state of the world in 2016 could be classified as The Worst, it was only a matter of time before a tech company started selling gadgets to Make You Feel Safe Again. Enter RiskBand , a personal safety device from Whereable Technologies that can pinpoint your location anywhere in the world with the press of a button. The company says once you press the button on your RiskBand
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12 More Viral Images That Are Totally Fake Do you ever feel like half the images you see online are fake? So do we. Below we’ve pulled together twelve photos and GIFs that have been floating around the internet recently. And they’re all fake. Read more…
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Osteopathic manipulation can improve pain in postpartum women Preliminary results demonstrate that osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) helps reduce acute pain in postpartum women, regardless of whether they delivered vaginally or via cesarean.
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Hot desert storms increase risk of bacterial meningitis in Africa Exposure to airborne dust and high temperatures are significant risk factors for bacterial meningitis, a new study has found. The Sahel region of West Africa has the highest number of bacterial meningitis cases in the world. Previous studies have suggested that climate factors play a role in outbreaks, but little was known about the specific impact of climate on bacterial meningitis and how it cau
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Salmonella protein reduces drug resistance in tumors A surprising result in an experiment on Salmonella bacteria has led to a discovery that may make drug resistant cancer cells more treatable by conventional chemotherapies. Scientists have found that the Salmonella protein SipA naturally reduces a well-known drug-resistant molecule found in many different types of cancer cells.
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New index reveals likelihood of terrestrial or aquatic lifestyles of extinct mammalsResearchers have developed a new index based on rib and body weight measurements that predicts whether a mammal lived on land, in water, or both. When applied to extinct mammalian species, the index showed that some could not have supported their own weight while walking or crawling, and thus must have been restricted to an aquatic life. The index reveals the habitats of extinct species and enable
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Scientists exploit malaria’s Achilles’ heel Malaria researchers have found one of the malaria parasite’s best weapons against drug treatments turns out to be an Achilles’ heel, which could be exploited to cure the deadly disease.
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Hubble Telescope Views Remnants of a Dead Star This newly released Hubble image captures the remnants of a long-dead star. These rippling wisps of ionized gas, named DEM L316A, are located some 160,000 light-years away within one of the Milky Way’s closest galactic neighbors — the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). The explosion that formed DEM L316A was an example of an especially energetic […] The post Hubble Telescope Views Remnants of a Dead S
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South Korea should think twice before deploying US THAADs – Chinese FM China’s foreign minister has warned South Korea against deploying American THAAD missile defense complexes, saying it would harm the “foundation of mutual trust.” Beijing holds the US responsible for upsetting the strategic balance in the region. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Navy struggling to recruit submarine crews… because sailors can’t use Facebook underwaterRoyal Navy recruiters are a having hard time finding young people to work on Britain’s submarines because nobody wants to be cut off from social media for up to 90 days at a time. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Trump outflanks Hillary after Republican convention – poll If the US presidential elections were held this week, Donald Trump would win, according to research published ahead of the Democratic National Convention. The Republican gathering that confirmed Trump’s nomination ended last week. Read Full Article at RT.com
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What’s it like to use VR on magic mushrooms? We talked to a psychonaut about the virtual reality, the final psychedelic frontier.
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Everything the Discovery Can Tell Us About the New Star Trek Show CBS merely announced the name of the upcoming Star Trek TV series, and gave us the briefest glimpse of its titular ship, the Discovery . What could it possibly reveal about the show? Well, if you’re a Star Trek nerd like we are, it can tell you a lot—including when in the timeline the series might take place. The Discovery is pretty obviously based on Ralph McQuarrie’s design of the Enterprise fo
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Siberia’s Sprawling Sawdust Dump Fire Will Burn For Years A satellite photo of the sawdust fire taken in June 2016 (LandSat/Greenpeace) Environmentalists in Siberia are expressing concern over an ongoing fire at the world’s largest sawdust dump—a fire that’s been burning since 2013 and will continue to do so for years to come. As The Siberian Times reports , the monumental mountain of sawdust—which caught fire three years ago—is located in the Ust-Kutsk
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Artificial Pancreas Race Includes Motivated Underdog Bigfoot Biomedical goes up against Medtronic and other big players in the race to get an artificial pancreas to market.
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Watching tennis balls being made is my new drug, and will be yours too I’ve held a few tennis balls in my life, even though I don’t play. They’re nice objects — round, bouncy and fluorescent yellow. There are also 360 million of them made every year. A lot of those come from a Wilson factory in Thailand, where Benedict Redgrove went to closely document their birth. The process turns out to be a beautiful combination of glue, yellow wool and a lot of rubber. It’s a m
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Sony Glass Sound Speaker It doesn’t look like any other speaker. That’s entirely on purpose. The Sony Glass Sound Speaker is meant to provide both music and lighting for your next gathering. For sound,… Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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Audi setting up a subsidiary dedicated to self-driving car tech Audi is joining others like Daimler in focusing future investment on emerging tech categories like electric vehicles and self-origin cars, according to CEO Rupert Stadler. Speaking to German newspaper Stuttgarter Zeitung (via Reuters) this past weekend, Stadler said that in addition to targeting up to 30 percent electric vehicle sales for Audi overall by 2025, the company is going to create… Read
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Why are designers trying to turn bikes into cars? The new Volata has a computer and lights built right into the bike. Is this a good idea?
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Intel and Kaspersky join law enforcement to crack down on ransomware Intel Security and Kaspersky Lab have joined forces with the Dutch National Police and the European police agency Europol on a new cyber security initiative.
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Did Debt Exist Before Money? It Doesn’t Matter Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rss Did Debt Exist Before Money? It Doesn’t Matter Monetary Theory 0 Views Did credit precede money? Maybe. Does it matter? Nope. One hundred years ago A. Mitchell Innes rejected the standard story on the origins of money, whereby money spontaneously emerged as barter became progressively costly with the increasing division of labor and greater abundance of goods on th
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The world’s largest amphibious airplane was just unveiled in China The AG600, the world’s largest seaplane, was rolled out by a state-run Chinese company last week, which experts say is the country’s latest effort to bolster its nascent aviation industry. The plane is roughly the size of a Boeing 737, has a range of 2,800 miles, and will be used primarily to fight forest fires or conduct marine rescue missions, according to The Guardian . “very useful in develop
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Future Samsung wireless charging pads may handle all your gear at once, patents revealSamsung wants to make sure that more of itsGalaxy products will fit on one charging pad. That’s one of the key ideas behind a recently uncovered wireless charger patent with three different designs. Instead of the current flat, round disc that Samsung sells, the new creations are taller and larger, with the goal of charging a phone and/or tablet alongside a smartwatch. Patently Mobile The design
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Magma build-up may put Salvadoran capital at risk The build-up of magma six kilometres below El Salvador’s Ilopango caldera means the capital city of San Salvador may be at risk from future eruptions, researchers have found.
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Unlocking the secret to cheaper solar power As climate change garners more attention around the world, scientists have made critical advances in understanding the physical properties of an emerging class of solar cells that have the potential to dramatically lower the cost of solar energy.
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CRACUNS Underwater Drone Link Developed by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory , the Corrosion Resistant Aerial Covert Unmanned Nautical System is able to lurk for months, hundreds of feet beneath the water’s surface, then deploy to carry out aerial missions on command. More Awesome Stuff: LEGO Guitar Robot Building a Life-Size BB-8 VertiGo Robot Yamaha Motobot One Incredible Robot
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China’s Rare Earth Minerals Mercantilism Totally Fails: I Told You So Six Years Ago Back in 2010, Chinese central planners believed that they had the world over a barrel because their country was the source of 95 percent of various rare earth minerals used in many modern technologies. The Chinese government imposed limits on the amounts that could be exported with the goal of forcing Western technology companies to move their manufacturing operations to the Middle Kingdom. As I
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Marni Nixon dies at the age of 86 Watch an archive interview with Marni Nixon, who was known as Hollywood’s invisible voice, after it was announced she has died aged 86.
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South Sudan conflict: Artists sing for peace A group of South Sudanese artists release a song warning about the revenge culture in the country which has led to hundreds being killed and thousands displaced.
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Why Nintendo deserves credit for Pokemon GO It should have been clear from the start that Nintendo did not create Pokemon GO. The Pokemon Company did that with Niantic, a company spun off from Google after creating the game Ingress, a game on whose engine Pokemon GO is built. I say Nintendo deserves credit not just because they helped Niantic spin off from Google, and not just … Continue reading
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Sparki, the Playful Way to Learn Robotics and Programming Meet Sparki, younger brother of Hexy the Hexapod . Cute, huh? The ArcBotics robot family is expanding, and you’re invited to celebrate the happy event. The designers at ArcBotics introduced Hexy to teach students at high school level or above advanced robotics, kinematics and programming, they say, and as well as the basics, Hexy can also bust some cool dance moves, doodle, write words and more.
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Samsung developed its own font called SamsungOne Bespoke typefaces have become all the rage in Silicon Valley. Google has its Roboto font family that’s become a cornerstone of the identity of many of their Material Design applications. Apple has its custom-made San Fransisco, which recently became the default typeface across the entire Apple family of devices. And while Microsoft can’t take credit for developing Segoe, the company has made the
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Aziz Ansari’s Tip for Spending Less Time Poking Around On the Internet There’s nothing wrong with surfing the web, but too much of it can end up killing your productivity. Aziz Ansari, actor, comedian, and co-author of Modern Romance , has a mental trick that can help you close those browser tabs and get back to work. If you feel like you’re spending a little too much time scrolling through social feeds and diving into Reddit rabbitholes, here’s what Ansari recommen
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HomeClick Summer Lighting Sale – up to 50% off LED Bulbs and more HomeClick Summer Lighting Sale – up to 50% off LED Bulbs and more
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Sturgeon blames austerity for Brexit vote, repeats threats of 2nd Scottish independence referendum Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has once again threatened Westminster with a new independence referendum, demanding “Scotland’s voice is heard and our wishes respected.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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NASA Engineers Fact-Check the Starship Enterprise In the words of Spock, “insufficient facts always invite danger.” So a few NASA scientists decided to fact-check the Starship Enterprise, the fictional spacecraft in the Star Trek series. Did the iconic sci-fi movie and TV series adhere to the rules of reality, or was it light years beyond modern science? In this video from The Scene, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab chief engineer, Brian Muir
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The new US aircraft carrier and its planned F-35 fighter will both not be truly combat ready until after 2020 The F-35 fighter plane will not truly be combat ready until 2022 and the aircraft carrier where the navy’s F-35 would launch from will also not be combat ready until a redesigned launching and recovery system is built and installed. The current recovery system will likely break after 25 consecutive landings. High likelihood of failure for landing within 1 day and for launching within 4 days. An in
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Transistors may stop getting smaller, but Moore’s Law isn’t dead yet Within just five years, the latest International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors predicts that researchers furthering the pursuit of electrical performance the world over will no longer be able to rely on shrinking transistors for their gains. That doesn’t mean that one of computing’s oldest laws will be broken, though, as they’ll find that power from somewhere — it just won’t be from the s
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Lenovo Ideapad 710S review Laptops are losing weight. Devices from just a few years ago look dated today, as power is crammed into ever smaller cases. Ultrabooks aren’t just fashionable. They’re the new normal. Take Lenovo’s latest Ideapad, the 710S. This 13-inch laptop is only a half inch thick and weighs just 2.6 pounds, yet crams in a 6th generation Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of memory, a full HD display, and 128GB of
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Sega’s plug-and-play Genesis includes 40 classic games, SD card support Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition console looks to be a huge hit this holiday season, with its $60 price tag, library of 30 of the best games ever created, and small size making it the perfect stocking stuffer. But not so fast, Nintendo. Sega and AtGames have their own plug-and-play system, and it’s getting an update to celebrate Sonic’s 25th birthday. Available in Europe this October from FunstockR
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Panasonic’s puffy Ballooncam is a drone safe enough to soar above crowds While the Ballooncam may more closely resemble the Super Mario character Lakitu, the drone prototype from Panasonic actually houses some pretty impressive technology. By wrapping a drone up in what’s essentially a balloon, the drone not only becomes safer to fly but also more efficient, and even packs in some unusual display features. Related: Aerotain’s Blimp-Inspired Sky balloon won’t injure pe
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Ford commits to Apple CarPlay, offering it with SYNC 3 for all 2017 vehicles Ford just made a big commitment to Apple CarPlay. The company announced Monday that all 2017 models equipped with its SYNC 3 infotainment system will come with the ability to run Apple’s phone-to-car interface. With CarPlay enabled, anyone running an iPhone 5 or later can connect their phone to their vehicle dashboard for displaying directions, using phone functions, listening to music, and acces
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Ford embraces Android Auto, offering it with SYNC 3 on all its 2017 vehicles Ford just made a big commitment to Android Auto. The company announced Monday that all 2017 models equipped with its SYNC 3 infotainment system will come with the ability to run Google’s phone-to-car interface. Anyone running Android 5.0 and up can sync their phone with their vehicle dashboard for displaying directions, using phone functions, listening to music, and using voice commands. When we
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Wake From Your MTA Nightmare With the Uber Commute Card The MTA is a dumpster fire. Anything short of Stockholm syndrome and you’ll be having a bad time riding the MTA, and that’s before taking the heat dome into account. Save on already-discounted uberPOOL rides during commuting hours with the Uber Commute Card . Read more…
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iPhone Rumored to Include Iris Scanning Capabilities Starting in 2018 Apple is working on iPhones with iris scanning capabilities that could debut in 2018, reports DigiTimes in a wider piece about increasing interest in advanced biometric functionality in smartphones. Iris scanning would potentially be used in place of Touch ID as a way to verify a user’s identity, performing functions like making payments and unlocking an iOS device. Each person’s iris, or the circ
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T-Shirts & Apparel : Gunnar Zip-Up Technical Hoodie Jacket Gunnar I-wear. This Gunnar Zip-Up Technical Hoodie Jacket is a simple black full-zip hooded jacket with a fleece lining. It’s got two pockets on the outside in the standard location and two on the inside for keeping important stuff safe. It has a removable zip-off hood. $79.99
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T-Shirts & Apparel : Stormtrooper Power Patches Polo – Exclusive First Order smart casual. To Do: File this week’s TPS reports. Check! Post reminders about not leaving dirty dishes in the office sinks. Check! Crush the Resistance. Hmm… might need to ask for an extension on this one. $34.99
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T-Shirts & Apparel : Winged Platform Booties Bats in the closet. These Winged Platform Booties feature a removable black wing (matte on one side, shiny on the reverse) laced into the top 3 eyelets of the outer side of the pair, so when you stand with your feet together, it looks like your feet have sprouted tiny wings. $69.99
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Hooked on H: Hyundai to debut new fuel-cell system in 2018 – Roadshow Its next hydrogen-powered vehicle won’t be a retrofit of an existing model, like the current Tucson Fuel Cell.
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Samsung envisions new wireless chargers that stand tall – CNET A patent application reveals three new styles of wireless charger by Samsung, including designs that allow a phone and a smartwatch to charge simultaneously.
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Hillary Clinton iPhone app aims to drum up and reward supporters – CNET The new app is designed to help build support for the Democratic presidential candidate by giving you certain tasks to complete.
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YINENN 760 Stereo Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 Neckband Style Headset $7.99 YINENN 760 Stereo Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 Neckband Style Headset $7.99
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Germany attacks: Is there a common link? The BBC’s Frank Gardner looks at the reasons behind a recent spate of violent attacks in Germany, and what, if anything, links them.
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Ubuntu Snaps vs Red Hat Flatpaks, What’s the Difference? Linux distros support apps in several strict formats. For years, the two most popular have been .debs and .rpms. This may be starting to change. Ubuntu has Snap packages. Red Hat is pushing Flatpak. Both come with promises of better security and easier deployment across many distros. But what are they, and which should you use? Snaps and Flatpaks: Background We’ve explained Ubuntu snap packages i
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Ugmonk’s New “Positive Concepts” Tees Today, our friends at Ugmonk announced six new products, including these four “Positive Concepts” tees. Each t-shirt in the collection represents…well, a positive concept — something much needed in today’s world: Common Ground (pictured above, bottom-right) — “Progress is made when we come together” Harmony (top-left) — “A delicate balance” Alignment (top-right) — “Moving beyond our differences”
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Election Update: Trump Gets Convention Bounce, Drawing Polls To Dead Heat The first few polls conducted after last week’s Republican convention suggested a small to medium convention bounce for Donald Trump, with Hillary Clinton holding on to narrow leads in several surveys. But a series of polls released Monday morning show bigger gains for Trump. In particular, Trump leads by 1 percentage point in a CBS News poll , by 5 percentage points in a CNN poll , and by 4 poin
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Magic Leap envisions a future where you can shop by talking to your AR glasses Magic Leap CMO Brian Wallace showed off a video preview last week of what we might eventually see from his secretive company . The video, which Wallace played at a conference in Shanghai, shows how consumers will be able to shop through Magic Leap’s AR headset . They’ll be able to use voice controls to measure a space and then pick out items that’ll fit in the room. I need something like this for
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Microsoft finalizes Windows 10 Anniversary Update Last week’s Windows 10 update to beta testers is almost certainly the final code for this year’s big upgrade, set to release on Aug. 2. Build 14393 was issued to participants in Microsoft’s Windows Insider preview program last week, first on July 18 to those who had selected the “Fast” track, then two days later to users on the “Slow” ring. (Since then, it was re-released on F
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Tricked Out Tiny Home Features Garage Door and Custom Deck For luxurious tiny living Now this is a tiny house that we’d like to get behind—or, inside, rather. Nashville-based New Frontier Tiny Homes is at it again , this time with its flagship product, the luxurious Alpha Tiny Home , which was recently showcased on HGTV’s “Tiny House, Big Living.” It boasts trend-forward details like reclaimed barn wood, subway tiles, hardwood floors, and a sta
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Do we really want drone delivery? Imagine answering the door but instead of seeing a delivery guy, a drone floating by carrying your package arrives at your doorstep. Sounds cool, right? But in reality, just how many people can really entrust their packages to unmanned aerial vehicles? Can people afford to leave their orders and packages in the care of floating devices? In 2016, it appears that more people (79%) are becoming open
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1.6 million childbearing women could be at risk of Zika virus infection, study suggestsResearch by scientists in the US and UK has estimated that up to 1.65 million childbearing women in Central and South America could become infected by the Zika virus by the end of the first wave of the epidemic.
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Platform change, the Yahoo-slayer In 2000, Yahoo was worth $125 billion. In 2008, it rejected a $44 billion buyout from Microsoft. And today it sold to Verizon for $4.83 billion. The lesson here is, if you won the last computing platform and are on the cusp of the next one you’re not built for, you might want to sell the company. Mobile fell on an unsuspecting Yahoo like a piano on a cartoon villain. It was a web portal. Read Mor
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How to live stream the Democratic National Convention The Democratic National Convention kicks off this week in Philadelphia, in the wake of the GOP convention and a massive leak of Democratic National Committee emails that’s been widely attributed to Russian hackers. It should be an interesting event, and not just because of all the DNC drama in the news this week — there’s a lineup of heavy-hitting speakers and panels as well.… Read More
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Defining terror Counter-terror police are struggling to define a spate of recent attacks. Is there a common thread that can help prevent them in future, asks the BBC’s Frank Gardner.
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Levitating Wireless Phone Charger OvRcharge takes everything we love about things floating in the air while rotating and combines it with wireless induction charging to display your phone in a completely unique way while making sure you’ll also have enough juice for that last snap, Pokemon or check-in. The OvRcharge base is a smallish wooden block that with both […]
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French startup Stuart partners with Just Eat to let restaurants outsource delivery It’s Groundhog Day in the world of European restaurant delivery. Despite Delivery Hero-owned Valk Fleet’s spectacular failure, another startup is trying its hand at letting quick service restaurants or take-outs outsource delivery. Stuart, the heavily-funded “last-mile” delivery startup backed by Le Groupe La Poste, is partnering with take-out marketplace Just Eat in… Read More
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Putin Isn’t Responsible for How the Democrats Treated Sanders’ Campaign It’s all too typical that Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s reign as Democratic National Committee chair came not from the crime but the cover-up. Emails obtained by WikiLeaks from a hacker revealed that the DNC appeared to be coordinating to make the Bernie Sanders campaign look bad , inappropriate behavior from what is supposed to be a neutral organization. Wasserman Schultz will be stepping down as c
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Utah State Sen. Mark Madsen Switching Parties from Republican to Libertarian, Endorsing Gary Johnson for President At a press conference at 1:30 this afternoon in Salt Lake City, sitting state Sen. Mark Madsen, a Republican in Utah, will be announcing that he’s switching his Party affiliation to Libertarian and endorsing Gary Johnson for president. In an emailed press release announcing the planned press conference, Madsen is described as “a sitting two term state senator [Madsen actually in his third te
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Heroes of the Storm player faces five years in jail for threatening Blizzard staff with AK-47Toxic behavior has been found in online games since they rose to popularity in the mid-to-late nineties. But the punishment for internet threats now brings harsher consequences, as one Californian man who is looking at five years in prison for his actions recently found out.
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The AI Bots Are About To Get Emotional Technology Straight out of science fiction, artificially intelligent machines could soon learn to mimic and manipulate human feelings Alexei Samsonovich proposed a test: Like Turing’s, this test would involve a human and a machine interacting, but in a virtual world via avatars.
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Microsoft’s new Authenticator app lets you approve logins from an Apple Watch Microsoft is overhauling its authenticator apps for Android and iOS next month, with new features and a refreshed user interface. While Microsoft has long supported two-factor authentication for multiple services on Android, the iOS app has always been restricted to Microsoft Azure. That’s changing on August 15th, and the new apps for both iOS and Android will support two-factor codes from a vari
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The IoT Library: Integrating Smart Power & Tech Key to Smart Home Despite all our advances notwithstanding, few people have ever actually seen a smart home, while even fewer have ever lived in one. Full potential of the smart homes and commercial buildings requires a new approach.
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Hong Kong booksellers under threat from China ‘steamroller’ censor China’s recent detention of five Hong Kong booksellers has left many involved in the city’s popular distribution of Beijing-banned works wracked with fear. While some refuse to buckle under pressure, others say they face a censorship “steamroller”.
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First-person-view drone flying is the closest thing to being a bird Just moments ago, I was flying like a hawk. It wasn’t a dream, or even virtual reality. It was a real, immersive experience fully under my control. Moments later, I’m very much on the ground, poking at some dense, tangled shrubbery with a stick. I had been operating a tiny camera-equipped mini-quadcopter, via video goggles that beam the drone’s eye-view right into your peepers. It’s known as &quo
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Sprint CEO Hints at Price Hikes Ahead of iPhone 7 An anonymous reader shares a CNET report: If you’re considering jumping ship to Sprint to take advantage of its “half-off” promotion, don’t dawdle. The promotion, which promises to cut your existing rate plan at a competing carrier in half, has been a hit with consumers. The nation’s fourth-largest wireless carrier said it added 173,000 post-paid customers, or folks who pay at the end of
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Investors realize Nintendo didn’t develop Pokémon Go and shares plummet Nintendo’s shares plunged after the company said late Friday that the worldwide success of Pokémon Go will not significantly impact its financial results. Nothing Nintendo disclosed about the ownership of the game was new information, but markets were shocked anyway. The stock sank 18 percent to 23,220 yen at the close in Tokyo, the maximum one-day move allowed by the exchange,… Read More
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Forged Carbon Fiber Wedding Band It’s light, ridiculously strong, and strikingly unique. Carbon6’s Forged Carbon Fiber Wedding Band is also a far thriftier option compared to most wedding bands. Created by an engineer/designer displeased with off-the-shelf models when looking to replace his own lost wedding band, each 100% carbon ring is crafted using a unique forging method — originally developed by Lamborghini — before undergo
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Jeanne Gang’s ‘Polis Project’ — an experiment in empathetic policing Conceived by MacArthur “genius” and architect Jeanne Gang, the simple project is part of her broader proposal to reimagine isolated, fortress-like police precincts as welcoming community centers. In her vision, better police precincts could house a barber shop, a garden, a gym, and lounges with free wi-fi—all designed to draw community members to hang out in stations and eventually build friendli
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Gett CEO claims his ride-share company is beating Uber in Europe It is a very competitive landscape for on-demand rides. While Uber dominates the market in the U.S., Didi Chuxing is the leader in China. And in Europe, there is another player that is making headway. Gett, formerly known as GetTaxi, is the “number one on-demand mobility company operating in Europe,” according to CEO Shahar Waiser. TechCrunch sat down with him for a video interview… Read More
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Newly found, ‘thrifty’ genetic variant influences Samoan obesity A genetic variant that affects energy metabolism and fat storage partly explains why Samoans have among the world’s highest levels of obesity, a new study suggests.
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Induced labor not associated with risk for autism spectrum disorders, study shows Induction of labor appears not to be associated with increased risk of autism spectrum disorders in children, a large new study demonstrates. The new finding suggests that concern about autism risk should not factor into clinical decisions about whether or not to induce labor.
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NASA to Map the Surface of an Asteroid NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will launch September 2016 and travel to a near-Earth asteroid known as Bennu to harvest a sample of surface material and return it to Earth for study. The science team will be looking for something special. Ideally, the sample will come from a region in which the building blocks of life may be found. To identify these regions on Bennu, the Origins, Spectral Interpret
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The Tiny World of Glacier Microbes Has an Outsized Impact on Global Climate Microbes living on glaciers collectively cover an area the size of New Hampshire—and they could have a big influence on global climate
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Why Clinton Might Have A Tough Time Flipping The Sanders Holdouts PHILADELPHIA — Hillary Clinton is coming into her convention with a real problem. Even before WikiLeaks released thousands of Democratic National Committee emails, including some that suggested officials were actively working against Bernie Sanders, Clinton had about a third of Sanders supporters left to try to win over. The emails have exacerbated tensions with Sanders loyalists. And here’s some
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California wildfire: 10,000 homes evacuated from path of Sand Fire A wildfire raging north-west of Los Angeles forces the evacuation of some 10,000 homes.
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Event: Constructing Communities at the RIBA Event Date: Jun 21, 2016 – Aug 4, 2016; Event City: London, GB Does Architecture have the power to involve people rather than passive experiences? Earlier this year the Royal Institute of British Architecture (RIBA) issued an open call, inviting ideas from its architect and student members that could create or encourage community activity. Until 4th August, three of the open cal submissions are tr
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Event: Natural Building Techniques inspired from Traditional Constructions Event Date: Sep 17, 2016 – Sep 25, 2016; Event City: Vólos, GR The workshop is organized by SADAS-PEA (Greek Architects Association) in order to promote the principle of environmentally friendly architecture. It is addressed to young architects and students of architecture. It will take place at the Stamos Stournas guesthouse near the city of Volos, Greece between September 17 th and September 25
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This Atmospheric Time Capsule Could Change Earth’s History Microscopic air bubbles trapped inside rock salt offer the oldest whiff of an oxygen-rich atmosphere. Image: Chris Lecuyer via Science News Buried inside ancient grains of rock salt, a team of geologists has discovered traces of a breathable, animal-friendly atmosphere. If confirmed, the finding will push back the rise of oxygen on Earth hundreds of millions of years, raising new questions about
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Twitter, a 10-year-old company, is still explaining what Twitter is Twitter came into our lives in 2006, and after a decade of existence, most people still have no idea what Twitter even is. Ninety percent of respondents to a Twitter-organized questionnaire say they recognize the brand, but most “didn’t know or simply misunderstood” what it was for. Most people also thought having an account meant they had to tweet every day. As Twitter said in a blog p
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Koda Tiny Home by Kodasema A modern prefabricated tiny home that can be put together in just 7 hours.
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‘Exceptional points’ give rise to counterintuitive physical effects No matter whether it is acoustic waves, quantum matter waves or optical waves of a laser — all kinds of waves can be in different states of oscillation, corresponding to different frequencies. Calculating these frequencies is part of the tools of the trade in theoretical physics. Recently, however, a special class of systems has caught the attention of the scientific community, forcing physicists
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Marijuana exposure in kids rose after recreational use legalized in Colorado The legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado was associated with both increased hospital visits and cases at a regional poison center because of unintentional exposure to the drug by children, suggesting effective preventive measures are needed as more states consider legalizing the drug, according to a new article.
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Medical students using electronic health records to track former patients Many medical students are using electronic health records (EHRs) to track former patients but the practice, which students report as being educational, raises some ethical questions, according to an article.
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Sex, Booze, and Boehner’s Warehouse: An RNC Nightlife Recap Strip clubs were empty, Trump porn searches were high, male escorts were busy, John Boehner was cool, and Kid Rock was an American hero at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland last week. At least that’s the word from various sex workers, writers, and business owners invested in the GOP-convention scene. As the Democratic National Convention gets underway Monday, let’s take a mome
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Laughing gas kills newborn, leaves second critical in hospital mix-up One baby has died and another is in a critical condition after being mistakenly administered nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, instead of oxygen at a hospital in Sydney, Australia. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Hundreds of leads on possible terrorists among refugees – German police Germany’s Federal Criminal Police says hundreds of refugees in the country might be linked to terrorism. Officials, however, do not want a “general suspicion” tag to be applied, despite recent attacks by migrants. Read Full Article at RT.com
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New chemistry could overcome key drawbacks of lithium-air batteries Lithium-air batteries are considered highly promising technologies for electric cars and portable electronic devices because of their potential for delivering a high energy output in proportion to their weight. But such batteries have some pretty serious drawbacks: They waste much of the injected energy as heat and degrade relatively quickly. They also require expensive extra components to pump o
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Learn All About the History of Rockets in Just Four Minutes Diehard fans of space exploration, rejoice! That pseudonymous foul-mouthed mastermind, exurb1a, who gave us the universe in just four minutes, is back with an irreverent video tackling the colorful history of rocket science. It’s set to the tune of “I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General” from Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance —although calling it a “tune” might be pushing tha
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Fiat Chrysler recalls 410,000 vehicles for loss of power – Roadshow This recall extends to vehicles badged as Jeep, Ram and Chrysler.
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Man allegedly pulls out gun during ‘Star Trek Beyond’ – CNET Technically Incorrect: In Kentucky, an altercation apparently involving a kicked seat at a movie theater leads to police intervention.
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Geek deals roundup: Get an Oculus Rift on Amazon, DC comics Blu-rays, and more Order the Oculus Rift headset from Amazon for $599 Since it made a splash on Kickstarter a few years back, the Oculus Rift has been seen as an exciting step forward for video […]
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Build a DIY Weather Forecast Display With a Raspberry Pi and a LED Matrix Weather displays are a fun project that also happen to be pretty useful. Over on Instructables, DIYer AughtNaughtZero shows how to build a display that’ll spell out the forecast for you each day. This project’s powered by a Raspberry Pi that taps into Weather Underground. Once it pulls in the forecast, it displays the forecast using a word matrix that’s backed with a string of LEDs. It’s a pretty
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FBI to investigate Russia’s involvement in DNC email leak On Monday morning, the FBI confirmed it is investigating the Democratic party’s email hack that made its way onto WikiLeaks in advance of the party’s national convention in Philadelphia this week. Although WikiLeaks has not identified a source, previous reports claimed the emails to and from top DNC officials were leaked by Russian hackers to bolster Donald Trump’s campaign. “The FBI is inve
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Research opens ‘black box’ of malignant melanoma A new study pinpoints when melanoma cells metastasize in the brain months before they develop into fatal tumors. According to the research, micro-tumor cells hijack astrogliosis, the brain’s natural response to damage or injury, to support metastatic growth. This knowledge may lead to the detection of brain cancer in its first stages and permit early intervention.
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Confessions of a Martian Rock I look at rocks on Mars for a living—a lot of rocks. Because of this, I’ve gotten pretty good at knowing what to expect and what not to expect when analyzing the chemical make-up of a Martian rock. You expect to find lots of basalt, the building block of all planets. What I didn’t expect were large amounts of manganese. So when my colleagues and I found exactly that on a Martian rock called “Carib
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Coolpeds iBike weighs less than 30 pounds, costs less than $500 Coolpeds’ iBike aims to relieve two of the most common e-bike pain points: high cost and heavy weight.
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Turkey’s Erdogan meets opposition as post-coup crackdown continues Turkey’s government on Monday continued its crackdown on those suspected of supporting a failed coup last week as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made overtures to the political opposition.
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Moscow’s own version of Pokémon Go will let you “catch” famous figures from Russian history Moscow City Hall has announced the launch of its own version of online game “Pokemon Go.” Russians will be asked to find and “catch” historical figures in the streets of the capital via an app called “Know Moscow.Photo.” […] people will be able to catch and take a selfie with […] Yury Gagarin, Alexander Pushkin, Pyotr Chaikovsky, [founder of the first Russian university] Mikhail Lom
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What Is This Weird Bend in Saturn’s Rings? Look closely at this photograph of Saturn. There, in the planet’s two outermost rings, is something very strange. Right where they pass behind the planet, those rings are bending. Read more…
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How One Group Wants to Help 10 Cities Become Cycling Paradises The Big Jump Project wants to help usher in a new era of growth for cycling, doubling and even tripling capacity Communities across the country have been building great examples of bike infrastructure for years. But according to Kyle Wagenshutz, Director of Local Innovation for People for Bikes , these additions often lack the connectivity to other lanes and trails needed to truly grow a bigger c
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Why You Should Buy a Kindle, Even If You Love Real Books If you ever step foot into my bedroom (as unlikely as that may be), the first thing you’ll notice are the books. Suffice to say I have a lot of books. In fact, I have so many that my dusty shelves creak under the weight of dog-eared paperback novels and thick computer science textbooks. They’re awkwardly piled upon each other, and the overflow is piled up on my floor. I’ve long since given up on
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Spain registers first Zika microcephaly birth in Europe A woman with the Zika virus gives birth in Spain to a baby with microcephaly, said to be the first such birth registered in Europe.
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Twitter sentiment offers clues to stock performance, study shows A strong contemporaneous correlation does exist between the mood of a day’s worth of tweets about a particular stock and the performance of that stock, research shows.
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Racial differences in inpatient procedures after stroke Inpatient procedures are an integral part of routine stroke care. Some procedures have a curative intent to heal the patient, while others are life-sustaining procedures. A new study has found that minority patients were more likely to undergo the four life-sustaining procedures than white patients. However, the odds of undergoing IVT and carotid revascularization – those procedures with curative
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Using tau imaging as diagnostic marker for Alzheimer disease The accumulation of ?-Amyloid and tau proteins in the brain is hallmark pathology for Alzheimer disease. Recently developed positron emission tomography (PET) tracers, including [18F]-AV-1451, bind to tau in neurofibrillary tangles in the brain. So, could tau imaging become a diagnostic marker for Alzheimer disease and provide insights into the pathophysiology of the neurodegenerative disorder tha
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The 2016 INSIDE shortlist, the AIA/HUD Secretary Awardees, and more in this week’s competition recap At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on the newly redesigned Bustler from the previous week that are worth checking out. Check out recap #118 for the week of July 18-22, 2016. Shortlist highlights of the 2016 INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors Get a peek of which projects are currently l
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RoBattle Combat Robot A battlefield-ready tactical vehicle.
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Florida nightclub shooting: Two teenagers dead and 16 injured Two teenagers are killed and up to 16 other people are injured in a shooting at a nightclub in the city of Fort Myers in Florida, police say.
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No Man’s Sky won’t require PlayStation Plus subscription to play Good news for those of you PS4 owners who are planning to pick up No Man’s Sky when it launches next month: Sony has revealed that the long-anticipated title won’t require a subscription to PlayStation Plus. A fair number of PS4 owners likely already have PlayStation Plus, but for those who don’t, this means that they won’t have to shell … Continue reading
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The wisdom of crowds of doctors Preventable medical error leads to an estimated 200,000 deaths per year in the US, and many of these deaths are caused by mistaken diagnoses. Clearly, making it easier for doctors to avoid errors should be a priority. One promising avenue could be collective decision-making: pooling the diagnoses of various doctors and using their joint wisdom to hit on the most likely answer. According to a pape
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Amazon Back to School Deals & Offers (15% off Warehouse, 6mo Prime Trial, More) Amazon Back to School Deals & Offers (15% off Warehouse, 6mo Prime Trial, More)
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AB 100 Spectre Yacht An incredibly luxurious and fast yacht that combines the best of luxury and speed.
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BMW Radical Concept Yet another monolithic yet stylish rendering we wish BMW would build.
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It’s not just a good suit and strong handshake: New study identifies key factor in getting dream job A new study examines the influence of technology in job interviews. Overall, technology-mediated interviews resulted in lower ratings for both the company and the candidate. Within that category, video interviews received the most negative rankings, followed by telephone and computer interviews. Face-to-face interviews received more favorable rankings.
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Are primary stroke centers associated with lower fatality? Does a long travel time to a primary stroke center (PSC) offset the potential benefits of this specialized care? A new study analyzed data for a national group of Medicare beneficiaries and calculated travel time to evaluate the association of seven-day and 30-day death rates with receiving care in a PSC.
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Tinhouse demonstrates the beauty of simple forms, basic materials You don’t need gables on gables on gables, just keep it simple and elegant.
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Scientists more than double the number of mapped regions of the brain Despite making significant advancements in the field of medicine, doctors and scientists still don’t know very much about the human brain. In fact, much of what we do know was discovered and mapped more than 100 years ago so to say it’s due for an update would be an understatement. …
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Bitcoin not money, rules judge during dismissal of laundering charges A court in Miami, Florida threw out criminal charges against a man being tried for illegally selling Bitcoin, stating the virtual currency cannot be classified as money. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Simple Shower When you’re away from civilization, it’s tough to stay clean. The Simple Shower lets you rinse the stink off no matter where you are. This clever contraption attaches to nearly… Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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6 Stashable SPFs that You Can Take with You Always use protection. The post 6 Stashable SPFs that You Can Take with You appeared first on The Manual .
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‘Bad Lip Reading’ fixes Ted Cruz’s Republican convention speech Ted Cruz delivered a powerful speech at the Republican convention on Wednesday, but the stories that followed were what about what Ted didn’t do: endorse Trump. Although Cruz only mentioned Trump’s name once, YouTube channel Bad Lip Reading decided to alter his speech to reveal his true thoughts about Republican nominee. We’re just not sure which is more awkward: Cruz actually getting booed or Cr
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Studio Mumbai to use bamboo and cow dung to build third MPavilion in Melbourne Studio Mumbai founder Bijoy Jain has revealed his design for this year’s MPavilion , billed to become the largest bamboo structure ever built in Australia (+ movie). (more…)
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Research shows sharing of cavity-causing bacteria may not be only from mothers to childrenNew ongoing research is showing more evidence that children may receive oral microbes from other, nonrelative children. It was previously believed that these microbes were passed primarily from mother to child, but in a recent study, researchers found that 72 percent of children harbored at least one strain of the cavity-causing Streptococcus mutans not found in any cohabiting family members.
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Flower bud uniformity beholden to time, space A study of sepals in Arabidopsis plants reveals the mystery of how uniformity in flowers and organs occurs. In the study, the diverse international team used an interdisciplinary approach that combined expertise in biology, computer science, physics and applied mathematics.
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AI expert says that Russia is on the verge of a ‘major breakthrough’ in artificial intelligenceAt an artificial intelligence conference in New York City last week, Professor Alexi Samsonovich from the Moscow-based National Research Nuclear University (MEPhl) Cybernetics Department told Sputnik News , “We are on the verge of a major breakthrough” in AI. In the past six months, we’ve seen AI master the board game Go , write a short film script , and infiltrate Snapchat filters. Each of these
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Ready to become a (coffee) pod person? These are the best Keurig machines Keurig machines simplify the process of making coffee. Picking a model, however, can be complicated. What exactly is a K-Cup? What’s the difference between the Keurig Classic and Keurig Plus? Are all coffee pods interchangeable, or is that a feature reserved for select models? Related: Between a Keurig and the coffee shop, there’s Nespresso’s Lattissma Touch The main draw of a Keurig machine is t
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Atheists Decry DNC Plot to ‘Out’ Sanders For Alleged Non-Belief Thanks to Wikileaks (and perhaps Russian government hackers in support of Donald Trump’s candidacy), the world now knows that the Democratic National Committee worked to undermine the presidential candidacy of socialist-progressive Sen. Bernie Sanders. One tack was to accuse Sanders of atheism. As ABC News reports : “It may make no difference but for KY and WA can we get someone to ask his b
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New Google Assistant settings, ‘Ok Google’ driving commands found in Google app beta code Google’s app factory is going into overdrive, readying several new features that empower Google Now and the company’s upcoming digital assistant. The new features are hinted at in the code of the latest beta version of the Google app, which now powers all of the company’s search and artificial intelligence services on Android. Why this matters: According to a teardown by Android Police , we’re le
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Today’s Best Lifestyle Deals: ModCloth, Sorel, Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale, and MoreNordstrom’s huge Anniversary Sale , $100 Sorel Tofino Boots , 40% off at ModCloth , and more lead Monday’s best lifestyle deals. Read more…
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Indochino’s Best Shirt Deal Ever, Plus Our Suit Deal Is Back [Exclusive] Indochino is your favorite custom clothing company, and this week they’re offering Kinja Deals readers their best shirt pricing ever . $279 gets you five shirts with promo code KINJA5 . Read more…
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Xbox Live updated terms mean you could lose your Gamertag Microsoft has just updated its terms of service. For the most part, there isn’t much that users need to concern themselves with. However, as you can see from the headline above, one new […]
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Facebook admits blocking WikiLeaks’ DNC email links, but won’t say why Facebook has acknowledged it blocked links to WikiLeaks’ DNC email dump, though (again) hasn’t explained why. On Twitter, WikiLeaks noted that there was a workaround for posting links. For those facing censorship on Facebook etc when trying to post links directly to WikiLeaks #DNCLeak try using https://t.co/2b9Kn1RITr — WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) July 24, 2016 User SwiftOnSecurity also took Facebook
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Nintendo loses billions in value after ‘Pokemon Go’ truth bomb Pokemon Go is an unprecedented success, but Nintendo recently admitted it won’t directly profit from the augmented reality game, leading to a loss of $6.7 billion in Nintendo’s market value on Monday. Nintendo’s market value rose by $7.5 billion on July 11th, just after Pokemon Go went public and became an instant, massive hit across the globe. Since its launch, Pokemon Go has added nearly $12 bi
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Researchers discover how honey bees ‘telescope’ their abdomens Honey bees are able to wiggle their abdomens in a variety of ways. Now new research published in the Journal of Insect Science shows how they are able to do it. read more
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First discovery from ‘New Riversleigh’ — a new extinct carnivorous marsupial A new species of extinct flesh-eating marsupial that terrorised Australia’s drying forests about 5 million years ago has been identified from a fossil discovered in remote northwestern Queensland. read more
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Researchers make new projections for spread of the Zika virus New research from the University of Notre Dame places a new upper limit on the total number of people who could become infected by the Zika virus in the first wave of the current epidemic. The team of researchers, led by Alex Perkins, Eck Family Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences and a member of the Eck Institute for Global Health, projects that as many as 93 million people in Latin Ameri
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Study suggests 1.6 million childbearing women could be at risk of Zika virus infectionResearch by scientists in the US and UK has estimated that up to 1.65 million childbearing women in Central and South America could become infected by the Zika virus by the end of the first wave of the epidemic. read more
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Researchers ‘solve’ key Zika virus protein structure Researchers have revealed the molecular structure of a protein produced by the Zika virus that is thought to be involved in the virus’s reproduction and its interaction with a host’s immune system. read more
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Virginia Tech Awarded $2.5 Million From NSF to Advance Future Wireless Technologies The National Science Foundation has awarded more than $2.5 million in research funding to Wireless@Virginia Tech, aligning with the recently announced White House initiative on advanced wireless research in efforts to provide faster wireless networks.
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On John Oliver’s show, musicians demand politicians stop using their songs – CNETTechnically Incorrect: In a hilarious indictment of politicians who purloin songs and often don’t realize what the lyrics actually say, the HBO comedian brings together Usher, Sheryl Crow and many others to fight back.
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Perkins+Will To Design Atlanta’s Second Tallest Tower Courtesy of Perkins+Will Perkins+Will has released plans for 98 Fourteenth Street, a 920 foot (280 meter) tall residential and commercial tower that, when complete, will become Atlanta’s second tallest building behind Pritzker Prize winning architect Kevin Roche’s Bank of America Plaza. The new tower is an integral piece of a planned development called the Midtown Art Walk, a half-mile pedestrian
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The Best and Worst Stuff in the New Ikea Catalog All images: Ikea In the last few years, Ikea has shrugged off its false perception of a purveyor of cheap furniture and started selling some truly stunning stuff . For 2017, the Swedish flatpack furniture maker mixes classic and modern designs. But for every good-looking piece, there’s a terrible one that some poor college student is going to get tricked into buying. Of course, knowing what I kno
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Connected car startup Automile drives home $6.2 million Automile , an Internet of Things startup that helps companies manage their vehicle fleets, announced today that it secured a $6.2 million investment. Led by Jason Lemkin’s SaaStr Fund, followed by Dawn Capital , Twitch founder Justin Kan, and Skype founder Niklas Zennström, Automile plans to accelerate its growth. “Automile has pioneered a new way to help [SaaS startups] leverage the promise of I
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Apple Has A New Overseer of Its Secret Car Project Cars The man that brought you iPhones and iPads is now in charge of Apple’s Project Titan A few days after Apple reportedly pushed back the cryptic Project Titan, the company has recruited the former executive Bob Mansfield to head the project.
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Happy Birthday To The “Dark Lady Of DNA” Science Rosalind Franklin would have been 96 today. Twist up some DNA-shaped balloons: Rosalind Franklin was born on this day 96 years ago.
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Your next healthy superfood: cockroach milk? – CNET Mmm. Scientists investigate a stomach-turning food concept using highly nutritious protein crystals found in creepy-crawly cockroaches.
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BÖHM Wireless Bluetooth Headphones with Active Noise Cancelling (REFURB) $39.99BÖHM Wireless Bluetooth Headphones with Active Noise Cancelling (REFURB) $39.99
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We Can Feed More People on an Omnivore Diet than a Vegan One, Study Shows Vegans love to extol the benefits of their diet, and from environmental impact to animal welfare , there are many. But when it comes to helping feed our expanding global population using the land we’ve got here in the US, a vegan diet isn’t the best option, according to a new study from US researchers. In fact, continuing to eat some meat would allow American farmlands to feed more people overall
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After Yahoo Deal, Verizon Faces Uphill Battle Against Google, Facebook Two turkeys (and a telecom) do not make an eagle. ( With apologies to Vic Gundotra .) That line is a bit of a cliché in the tech world, but it conveys a sense of the challenges facing Verizon as it embarks on a strategy to combine Yahoo’s internet business, which the telecom giant is set to purchase for $4.8 billion , with AOL, in an effort to gain a foothold in the fast-growing online advertisin
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Hackers have found a way to turn WikiLeaks into a weapon Remember when hackers just wanted your money? Now they’re power-brokers. Like a perfectly executed back somersault, Russian hackers allegedly broke into the Democratic National Committee servers, scooped up thousands of emails and then deposited them in the hands of the whistleblowing activist group WikiLeaks, which released them 48 hours before the kickoff of the Democratic National convention.
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HyperTerm Is a Fully Customizable Terminal Emulator for Mac Mac: You have a ton of excellent Terminal emulators on Mac , but if you’re looking for something that works a little differently than the rest, HyperTerm is worth a look. http://lifehacker.com/5857046/the-be… Unlike most Terminal options, HyperTerm is built with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS in mind. This means you can customize it to suit your liking using a variety of tools familiar to just about a
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Push and it pushes back. This robot makes VR environments feel real Using haptic technology as part of VR is still in its infancy, but researcher Scott Devine has a solution that diverges from traditional haptic feedback devices. He’s using a $25,000 industrial robot, together with an HTC Vive virtual reality setup, to help replicate situations IRL (in real life) that are encountered in the virtual world. Related : This new touchscreen technology touches you back
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Here’s why you should make space on your bookshelf for the excellent leather-clad M3 While GGMM doesn’t have nearly the brand recognition of Bose or Sonos, this young design company has made commendable progress towards being an affordable alternative for Wi-Fi-connected home audio systems with the stylish, high-definition, M-series. Digital Trends tested out the plug-in M3 bookshelf speaker and came away impressed with its audio performance, considering its sub-$200 price point.
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The new Glif smartphone mount is the smartest of its kind Launched just 18 months after Kickstarter itself, the original Glif was an early beacon of what was to come for the crowdfunding platform, with an innovative tripod mount for smartphones unlike any other. Studio Neat has taken its sweet time to launch the sequel, but it was worth the wait; it’s a marvelously clever piece of engineering. I spent some time with the prototype to take a… Read More
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This 8-Port Ethernet Switch Lets You Hardwire All of the Things People keep saying that ethernet is dead, but every time we post a good deal on an ethernet switch , they fly off the virtual shelves. This one’s so good that it’s already somewhat backordered, so log onto Amazon and lock in your order before it’s totally unplugged. Read more…
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22% off SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick 200GB – Deal Alert The SanDisk Connect wireless stick is a flash drive with a unique twist — you can access it wirelessly. Whether it’s in your pants pocket, in your bag, or on the picnic table at your campsite, the Connect wireless stick lets you stream media or move files wirelessly with up to three computers, phones or tablets simultaneously. Connections are made via built-in wifi (think “hotspot”), s
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French government hits back at Nice security allegations The French government hit back on Monday at accusations by a policewoman that the interior ministry had pressured her to change a report into security at the Bastille Day massacre in Nice.
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How To Coach Your Brain To Stop Being Mad At Someone You’re mad as hell and you can’t take it anymore! Lucky for you, you don’t have to. You and a coworker—or, for that matter, a relative, partner, or friend—had a falling out. The wounds are still fresh. You’re still angry. And every time you see or even think of that person, you seethe. Maybe plenty of time has gone by since the incident, but you just can’t seem to get over it. Here’s what you can
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Five Pro Tips To Nail An Interview And Land Your Dream Job From those first critical five minutes to the right way to say “thank you,” we’ve gathered the best tips on how to ace any job interview. It’s a great time to be looking for a job. There were 5.5 million jobs open last month across sectors from technology to health care, retail, and manufacturing . Couple that with the capability to search and apply for jobs online and via mobile and ca
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New movie screen allows for glasses-free 3-D D movies immerse us in new worlds and allow us to see places and things that we otherwise couldn’t. But behind every 3-D experience is something that is uniformly despised: those goofy glasses. read more
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Patch delivers drug, gene, and light-based therapy to tumor sites Approximately one in 20 people will develop colorectal cancer in their lifetime, making it the third-most prevalent form of the disease in the U.S. In Europe, it is the second-most common form of cancer. read more
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A bioink by any other name: Clarifying definitions in 3-D bioprinting A new article defines key terms associated with bioinks and bioprinting.
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Sibling competition helped guide dispersal in pre-industrial populations Researchers who examined family genealogies from Finland found that the presence of same-sex elder siblings increased the probability that people would disperse to new lands, whereas having opposite-sex siblings had less influence.
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Pain of rejection makes us more likely to commit fraud People commit fraud because they are unhappy about being rejected, a new study has found.
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Telephone pole struck by lightning explodes into smithereens As Chicago was pummeled by heavy rain and thunderstorms Sunday, lightning struck ferociously across the city. While the storms lashed the city and flash flood warnings were put in place, a driver caught the moment a bolt struck a telephone pole, blowing it into a million tiny pieces. The clip was taken by local resident Anja Englert on her drive home. It looks even more devastating in slo-mo. The
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Why Michael Jordan’s public stand on race is such a big, big deal In June of 1992, the Rodney King riots had just rocked Los Angeles and the United States faced deep racial animus. Meanwhile, Michael Jordan was just beginning to reach the height of his basketball powers. He’d won his first NBA title a year prior, and was days away from his second. Later that summer, he’d achieve global-icon status leading the Dream Team to gold at the Summer Olympics in Barcelo
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8 Useful Things You Can Do With Your Mac’s Command Key Did you know that your Mac has a hidden word autocomplete feature? Or that holding down specific keys, such as A, brings up a set of special characters? I didn’t. I keep discovering useful shortcuts even after a year of using a Mac, and I’d like to share some of them with you. They involve the Command key or the Apple key that’s on either side of the spacebar on an Apple keyboard. Today we’ll tak
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The AllSmartLife RGB Mechanical Keyboard We don’t mind spending a little extra money on our computer accessories because we’d rather something work well and last us several years than cheap out and have it break quickly. When it comes to a keyboard and you’re a gamer, you want the best of both worlds at the cross-section of affordable and functional. There are more keyboards on the market than you’re ever going to want to research, but
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This week’s picks for London architecture and design events With this year’s Olympics, the ‘greatest show on earth’, fast approaching and London 2012 still very much in our minds, a lot of the conversation in the city has been focused around the legacy of our games, and the possible outcomes from Rio 2016 . Discussions have naturally turned toward an international focus recently, and this week’s events in the city are no exception. From showcasing foreign
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How predictive analytics discovers a data breach before it happens Cybersecurity experts are constantly trying to keep pace with changes in the volatile landscape of IT security. Despite sophisticated tools and solutions, every IT security officer knows that data breaches eventually happen — and they usually go undetected for a long time. What if we could stay ahead of threat actors and predict their next attack before they take their first… Read More
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NATO Watch Straps – Top Tuesday #15 And to think of how excruciatingly dull Tuesdays were until we came along to save them! Welcome to another edition of Top Tuesday, where we select a category and list out some admirable if not downright incredible products from within that category. This week we’re turning our focus to the abominable NATO strap. Properly known as the “G10” strap (named after […] Visit Man of Many for the full pos
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Cities face dramatic increase in water treatment spending when watersheds are developed A new global study has found that one in three large cities spend 50 percent more on water treatment costs as a result of damage to the ecological quality of their watersheds.
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Evidence suggests migratory birds are not a reservoir for highly pathogenic flu viruses The H5 avian influenza A virus that devastated North American poultry farms in 2014-15 was initially spread by migratory waterfowl, but evidence suggests such highly pathogenic flu viruses do not persist in wild birds. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital led the research, which appears online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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Researchers get unprecedented look at DNA damage Washington State University researchers have mapped the damage of ultraviolet radiation on individual units of DNA, opening a new avenue in the search for how sunlight causes skin cancer and what might be done to prevent it.
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Climate disasters increase risk of armed conflict in multi-ethnic countries Climate disasters like heat-waves or droughts enhance the risk of armed conflicts in countries with high ethnic diversity, scientists found. They used a novel statistical approach to analyze data from the past three decades. While each conflict is certainly the result of a complex and specific mix of factors, it turns out that the outbreak of violence in ethnically fractionalized countries is ofte
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Visit MetaWorld – the virtual world that exists after you leave MetaWorld is a VR setting designed for hanging out with other people – or playing chess, hot-air ballooning and meditating. Chris Baraniuk steps inside
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BooEnn: Light Sensitive Smart Sunglasses BooEnn: Light Sensitive Smart Sunglasses A new crowdfunding campaign has been launched on Indiegogo to enable consumers to be one of the first to own a pair of BooEnn: Light sensitive smart sunglasses. The sunglasses provide a driver with the perfect glasses to wear to deal with the changing light while on the road. Through wearing the solar powered glasses, the driving glasses can make the road
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Loss of habitats and local species extinctions Unfortunately, loss of plant and animal habitat leads to local species extinctions and a loss of diversity from ecosystems. Fortunately, not all of the extinctions occur at once. Conservation actions may still be able to save threatened species, according to a vertebrate zoologist.
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Unusual new zoantharian species is the first described solitary species in over 100 years A very unusual new species of zoantharian was just discovered. Although most zoantharians are colonial and many are known from coral reefs, the new species lives a solitary life in muddy habitats. This species is the first of its genus described in over 100 years.
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Protein in breast milk reduces infection risk in premature infants Full-term babies receive natural protection from their mothers that helps them fight off dangerous infections. However, babies born prematurely lack protective intestinal bacteria and often are unable to be nursed, causing their infection-fighting capabilities to be underdeveloped. Now, researchers have found that a manufactured form of lactoferrin, a naturally occurring protein in breast milk, ca
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Promising new drug could help treat spinal muscular atrophy Approximately one out of every 40 individuals in the United States is a carrier of the gene responsible for spinal muscular atrophy, a neurodegenerative disease that causes muscles to weaken. Researchers have developed a new molecule in April 2014 that was found to be highly effective in animal models. Now, testing of that compound is leading to a better prognosis for mice with the disease and the
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Spiders spin unique phononic material How spider silk transmits phonons — quanta of sound — could inspire novel materials to manipulate sound and heat, according to scientists.
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Pokemon GO Cheats and Tips : catch em all (almost) every time The modern equivalent to holding down arrow + B in Pokemon GO appears to have been found. Users that used to hold their down-arrow down and press B, or spam B, or any combination of buttons when their Pokeball was first tossed, should rejoice today. This “cheat” as some might call it has to do with animations. Each Pokemon has … Continue reading
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China shuts down internet reporting, takes greater control of the media China’s top internet regulator ordered major online companies including Sina Corp. and Tencent Holdings Ltd. to stop original news reporting, the latest effort by the government to tighten its grip over the country’s web and information industries. The Cyberspace Administration of China imposed the ban on several major news portals, including Sohu.com Inc. and NetEase Inc., Chinese media reported
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Scale lets companies outsource their human-powered tasks with one line of code A new startup called Scale, officially launching today, wants to make it easier for businesses to outsource their core processes and tasks that require people, not algorithms, to handle. This could include anything from appointment scheduling to more complicated matters like content moderation, transcriptions, and more. Today, many companies handle outsourcing themselves by hiring and… Read More
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Judge allowed CIA to destroy secret ‘black site’ before defense lawyers gathered evidence – report A judge surreptitiously allowed the US government to destroy a covert CIA “black site” prison to get rid of evidence, defense attorneys for five alleged 9/11 conspirators said, according to a report. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian Olympic Committee creates new anti-doping commission ROC President Aleksandr Zhukov has announced the creation of a public anti-doping commission. The group will be headed by Vitaly Smirnov, an honorary member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Zhukov stated on Monday. Read Full Article at RT.com
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British Muslims top generosity charts with Ramadan donations British Muslims are the most generous charity-givers, according to the UK’s Charity Commission, which says Muslims gave about £100 million to charities over the month of Ramadan alone. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Questionable benefit’: TPP trade deal viewed with suspicion by Australian economic commission Provisions in Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal that would allow corporations to sue governments for passing laws that hinder their economic profits are being criticized in a new report. Read Full Article at RT.com
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All the News, Trailers, and Everything Else Comic-Con 2016 Had to Offer Though San Diego Comic-Con didn’t offer too many earth-shattering surprises, it did unleash a tidal wave of trailers and star power, with plenty of news from Marvel and DC in both movie and TV realms. But there was also so, so, so much more. Here’s all of io9’s coverage (so far) from this year’s Comic-Con. Movies http://io9.gizmodo.com/joss-whedon-wa… http://io9.gizmodo.com/weve-seen-the-… http:/
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How a Powerful Obesity Gene Helped Samoans Conquer the South Pacific Image: TransPacificProject By studying the genomes of more than 5,000 Samoans, researchers from the University of Pittsburgh have uncovered a single gene that boosts a person’s obesity risk by upwards of 40 percent. Remarkably, this gene—which appears in a quarter of all Samoans—may have arisen in the population as they colonized the South Pacific. As described in the latest edition of Nature Gen
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Norway is building the world’s first ‘floating’ underwater tunnels Norway has an ambitious plan to ease the congestion of local ferries by building a series of underwater tunnels that allow travelers to cross the nations bodies of water. The “submerged floating bridges” would consist of large tubes suspended by pontoon-like support structures 100 feet below water. Each will be wide enough for two lanes of traffic, and the floating structures should ease the cong
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Digging deeper into Mars Scientists continue to unravel the mystery of life on Mars by investigating evidence of water in the planet’s soil. Previous observations of soil observed along crater slopes on Mars showed a significant amount of perchlorate salts, which tend to be associated with brines with a moderate pH level. However, researchers have stepped back to look at the bigger picture through data collected from the
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5 chatbots you should try this week: Joy, Pokémon Go, and more 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! COMMUNITY: Ever since Facebook announced their chatbots platform at their developers conference earlier this year, the number of chatbots in the world has increased dramatically. However, with this increase in chatbots there has also been an increase
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How cognitive computing is changing IoT Cognitive computing means giving computers the ability to work out complex problems for themselves. Just like humans, cognitive computers benefit greatly from experience, learning better ways to solve problems with each encounter. When a traditional system of rules finds a task impossible, cognitive computing sees only an opportunity to expand its knowledge. The necessity for cognitive computing
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Matt Stone and Trey Parker open up about combat in ‘The Fractured But Whole’ There’s nothing like a powerful fart. We saw this tremendous-yet-stinky potential in 2014’s South Park: The Stick of Truth , a crazy role-playing game developed by Obsidian Entertainment based on the equally crazy adult-oriented animated show. Now Ubisoft San Francisco is handling the sequel slated to arrive this December, South Park: The Fractured But Whole , which promises bigger, more powerful
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Ford, BMW, and JLR to chase Tesla by co-developing EV batteries With Tesla in a mad dash to finish its Gigafactory and Faraday Future poised to break ground on its own massive battery production facility, large automakers are looking for a way to catch up. Autocar is reporting that Jaguar/Land Rover (JLR) has joined a conversation between Ford and BMW about co-developing a battery factory that could scale production for the range of new EV models on the way f
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What would Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ painting sound like as a song? Baidu’s AI has an answer An artificial intelligence algorithm created by China’s search giant, Baidu, is taking a crack at composing original music inspired by art. Dubbed the Baidu AI Composer, the algorithm uses image recognition software — supported by what the company calls “the world’s largest neural network” — that translates the content, tone, and mood of particular images into associated melodies. In a promotiona
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Texas judge orders accused man to use his fingerprint to unlock iPhone for evidence The Fifth Amendment to the Constitution enshrines the right to refuse self-incriminatory searches, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t exceptions. Biometrics are one of them: A judge in Texas has ruled that man accused of prostituting underage girls must unlock his iPhone using his fingerprint. The written proceedings of the trial of the Dallas, Texas man in question paint a picture of a condemnab
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Here’s what Bugatti’s 1,500-horsepower Chiron could have looked like Jaws dropped earlier this year at the Geneva Auto Show when Bugatti unveiled the brand new Chiron . The megacar was, predictably, a toned-down version of the earlier Vision Gran Turismo concept , but show-goers were nonetheless left awestruck by the bold new design. Now, Bugatti has candidly opened up and revealed what the Veyron’s successor could have looked like. Read more: 11 radiators, 16 cyl
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NFL Network and NFL RedZone are headed to PlayStation Vue Sony’s over-the-top streaming television service will soon be much more desirable among football fans. That’s because both the NFL Network and NFL RedZone will be available via PlayStation Vue by the time the NFL regular season gets under way this fall.
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ScienceSeeker Editor’s Selections July 18-24 2016 #sciseekpicks #scicomm Each week, the ScienceSeeker editors pick their favorite posts within their respective areas of interest and expertise. Here is a round-up of the Science Seeker Editors’ Selections for the past week: The cocktail of poison and brandy that led to Olympic gold by Kathryn Harkup at Notes and Theories That’s the Spirit by Rowena Fletcher-Wood at Chemistry World Blog It’s Time for Scientists to Stop Ex
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Titanium-gold alloy makes ultra-hard artificial joints Researchers have developed a new type of alloy that is said to be four times harder than most type of steel, the end goal being artificial joints that are harder and more durable. In the present day, titanium is the preferred type of metal for these artificial joints. In the future, though, a titanium-gold alloy may be used instead, with … Continue reading
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Flash Media Data Destruction Guaranteed If an SSD suddenly fails in an enterprise environment, it can’t usually be wiped successfully, so DestructData created the FlashEx for optimal physical destruction
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Save $11–Not Just $10–On Your Next Year of PlayStation Plus We see $10 off deals on PlayStation Plus just about every week, but today…are you sitting down? Today, you can save $11 . Read more…
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How Good a Deal is the Uber X Capital One Quicksilver Promotion? Last year Uber and Capital One launched a year-long promotion that gave Quicksilver card members 21.5% back on every Uber ride with no limits. It was one of the best deals of all time, so how does the sequel offer stack up? Read more…
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Google Maps is getting a Wi-Fi only mode and mass transit delay notifications Google Maps is always under construction. This means new features are always coming, though like many construction projects they don’t always show up when expected. A staggered rollout is underway that brings an option to make Maps download data primarily over Wi-Fi. If you have the feature (I was unable to see it even with the latest APK) you’ll find a prominent Wi-Fi only toggle in the settings
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9 big moments in Yahoo’s troubled history Yahoo is founded in 1994 Image by JD Lasica/Flickr In early 1994, Stanford University grad students Jerry Yang and David Filo launch the website, Jerry and David’s Guide to the World Wide Web. Within months, they rename it Yahoo. Yahoo goes public with huge stock gains Image by Yahoo/Flickr To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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Why ‘qudits’ (not qubits) may be the key to quantum computing Quantum computers may promise a giant leap forward in performance and efficiency, but none of that can happen until we figure out a practical way to build them. Russian scientists just announced what they say is a major advance. Building quantum computers is difficult because the qubits they’re made with tend to be highly unstable. Qubits are the quantum counterpart of the bits used in traditiona
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Rio 2016 handball arena will dismantle to become four schools Rio 2016: the handball arena set to host events during the Rio Olympics next month is designed to be taken down and rebuilt as schools around the city (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Star Wars dress made of 10,000 Lego bricks is a sci-fi couture dream Star Wars Rebels actress Ashley Eckstein hit the runway at Comic-Con in an evening gown made of more than 10,000 Legos. She debuted the dress in a fashion show that featured merchandise made specifically for female sci-fi fans. Turns out sci-fi, Lego bricks and fashion are a pretty good combination. Read more… More about Mashable Video , Real Time , Standalone Featured , Comic Con , and Lego Dr
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Tim LaHaye, 1926–2016 Tim LaHaye has just died at age 90. LaHaye had a long career as an evangelical leader and a conservative activist, and he was among the clergymen who helped Jerry Falwell launch the Moral Majority. But he is best known for co-writing the Left Behind series, a long sequence of novels about the Endtimes that sold like crazy after they started appearing in 1995. I try to keep up with the big develop
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Anti-Drug War Philly DNC Protesters March Giant Joint A small group of protesters with the No More Drug War Coalition separately marched two giant inflatable joints in Philadelphia in a hundred degree heat on the first day of the Democratic convention, calling on presumptive Democratic nominee to deschedule marijuana. The inflatable jawn that was marched near CIty Hall was 51-feet long, in support of statehood for D.C., where it wass created by Cesa
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Facebook and Twitter helped catch suspected militants in Brazil Big social networks have been doing more to quash extremist content and views lately, but rarely are they praised for having a real impact on investigation. On a television interview last night, a judge confirmed that Facebook and Twitter cooperated with authorities to help track down 12 suspected militants that were planning to attack the Rio Olympics. After a judicial order to assist the Brazil
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Futuristic L-shaped Desk For Modern Workspaces We’ve seen a lot of desks from various materials: wood, metal, glass, plywood, copper and even fabric. We’ve seen a lot of surfaces and shapes and thought that nothing else can surprise us but no, today we’ve got one more desk that will excite you. Mystica desk, a combination of new design and old classics, is a beautiful office workspace designed by Wilmer Chaca. The organic style of Mystica des
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Building a Moebius strip of good vibrations Physicists have created something similar to a Moebius strip of moving energy between two vibrating objects, opening the door to novel forms of control over waves in acoustics, laser optics, and quantum mechanics.
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Scientists develop painless and inexpensive microneedle system to monitor drugsResearchers at the University of British Columbia and the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) in Switzerland have created a microneedle drug monitoring system that could one day replace costly, invasive blood draws and improve patient comfort. read more
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Millennials Are Obsessed With Side Hustles Because ‘They’re All’ They’ve Got Quartz ran an article over the weekend which captures a growing trend among millennials: to have a side job — or as many of them call it, the “side-hustle.” One of the reasons that people need this other gig is obviously money, but there are other factors at play as well. From the article: The side hustle offers something worth much more than money: A hedge against feeling stuck and dul
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Khmer Rouge’s Genocide in the Name of Marxist Utopia Aiming to establish a classless agrarian utopia where there was complete rejection of capitalism, the Khmer Rouge destroyed all the cities, all the industries, hospitals and schools, and every speck of modernity in Cambodia.
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Mens Outift Ideas: Summer #10 This outfit starts off with the J. Crew Bowery Slim Italian Chino, and beautifully capped off with a Todd Snyder Striped button Pocket Tee. It would be perfect for when you want to keep it casual but look sharp. 1. T-Shirt: Todd Snyder Striped Button Pocket Tee In Naval Blue ($95) 2. Pants: J. Crew Read More
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Sanders booed for praising Clinton Supporters of Bernie Sanders booed after the senator urged them to support Hillary Clinton on day one of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
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Google’s Omnitone surround sound project brings us closer to web-based VR As has been the case with so many industries, the pendulum of VR will eventually swing back from dedicated apps toward web-based systems — and when that happens, Google will be ready. It published details of a new method for delivering serious surround sound over the web — a system it calls Omnitone. Read More
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The USB Bamboo Seat Cooler keeps your buns fresh It’s the middle of summer, and if you have one of those bosses, then you’re likely sweltering at your desk while your computer is about to burst into flames. There’s something to be said for saving money and cutting corners, but if you want everyone to work well without trying to kill each other, you don’t make their work space even a little bit too warm. If there’s just no getting them to budge
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Smart redesign makes Google Maps easier on the eyes A month after updating its satellite imagery with higher resolution photos, Google Maps is now cleaning up its standard road view to make its maps a bit easier to digest. The company says its goal was to balance information without overcrowding maps, so its removing elements “that aren’t absolutely required.” It’s also changed the typography to help key areas of interest stand out more. Looking a
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Ames Laboratory Scientists Receive DOE Award to Help Commercialize Promising Technology U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Ames Laboratory senior metallurgist Iver Anderson and postdoctoral research associate Emma White have been awarded a $325,000 grant from the DOE’s Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF).
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Happy Hormone’s Calcium Connection May Make Cows and Humans Healthier MADISON — Serotonin is best known for eliciting feelings of happiness in the human brain, but scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have found the hormone plays a role in milk production in dairy cows — and may have health implications for breastfeeding women.
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New Nontoxic Process Promises Larger Ultrathin Sheets of 2D Nanomaterials Scientists have developed a novel way to produce two-dimensional nanosheets by separating bulk materials with nontoxic liquid nitrogen. The environmentally friendly process generates a 20-fold increase in surface area per sheet, which could expand the nanomaterials’ commercial applications.
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Before Animals, Evolution Waited Eons to Inhale Time to smash the beaker when thinking about oxygen concentrations in water, at the time when animal life first evolved. Oceans stacked O2 here and depleted it there, as this novel model demonstrates. It may well toss a wrench into the way we have dated the evolution of the earliest animals.
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Network Physicist Sheds Light on Alzheimer’s, Schizophrenia Researchers comparing mouse and macaque brains have found evidence of an evolutionary universal brain structure in mammals that enables comparisons of cortical networks between species. A new study from a researcher at the University of Notre Dame could provide insights into brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia.
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Self-healing textiles not only repair themselves, but can neutralize chemicals Someday, chemically protective suits made of fabric coated in self-healing, thin films may prevent farmers from exposure to organophosphate pesticides, soldiers from chemical or biological attacks in the field and factory workers from accidental releases of toxic materials, according to a team of researchers.
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Salad days: Tomatoes that last longer and still taste good The precise mechanisms involved in tomato softening have remained a mystery until now. Research has identified a gene that encodes an enzyme which plays a crucial role in
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