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Ask an Expert: All About Buying Your First Home For many people buying a home is a life goal, and the proverbial picket fence is also a major financial decision. How do you know if you’re ready to buy? What financial moves should you make in advance? What are housing prices looking like this year, anyway? Here to offer us some guidance is Katie Miller, VP of Mortgage Lending at Navy Federal Credit Union . Katie can shed some insight into when
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Praxeology: The Method of Economics Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 25 July 2016.
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Subjective Value and Market Prices Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 24 July 2016.
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The Birth of the Austrian School Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 25 July 2016.
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Watch ‘Donald and Melania Trump’ play ‘The Newlywed Game’ in MadTV sketch MADtv is returning to television this week, and with the 2016 election in full swing, it’s not a moment too soon. The rebooted weekly sketch comedy program stars eight new comedians (Carlie Craig, Chelsea Davison, Jeremy D. Howard, Amir K, Lyric Lewis, Piotr Michael, Michelle Ortiz and Adam Ray) and will also feature regular guest appearances from some of the original cast. Mashable can exclusive
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Fiat Chrysler sources allegedly uncover inflated sales reporting – Roadshow If Automotive News’ sources turn out to be telling the truth, it could spell trouble for the company, which is currently under SEC scrutiny.
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Study identifies potential new avenue for treating Pompe Disease Researchers have identified a potential new avenue for treating Pompe disease, a rare condition caused by the build-up of glycogen, a storage form of sugar, in cardiac and skeletal muscle, the liver and other tissues, due to deficiency of a particular enzyme.
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Increasing the odds of prostate cancer detection A radiologist reports that he uses magnetic resonance technology to diagnose prostate cancer with more than 90 percent success rate.
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Flu vaccine reduces risk of hospital stay for stroke, heart failure for diabetes patients People with type 2 diabetes who receive the influenza vaccine may be less likely to be admitted to hospital for myocardial infarction, stroke and heart failure, according to new research.
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Under fire The BBC speaks to two of the 42 journalists facing arrest following the failed coup against Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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Nike’s latest soccer cleat is its most data-driven shoe yet In soccer, like most other sports, footwear plays a major role in helping athletes perform at their best. Your shoes say a lot about who you are as a player, and you need them almost as much as you need the ball to play. This week, soccer pros all over the world will test-drive Nike’s latest flagship football boot, known as the Magista 2 . Unlike the original, released in 2014 , Nike says its new
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iRestore Laser Hair Growth System I’m not saying the iRestore laser hair growth system works. (I’m also not saying I need a need an iRestore laser hair growth system. For the record.) But the helmet with the red glow and hefty price tag does claim to be FDA-cleared as a treatment for hair loss and thinning hair in both men and women. Reviews, as you might expect, are a little too positive. No one’s copping to having gotten a free
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How a Smart Wi-Fi Hub Could Change Tech Access and City Advertising New York’s new LinkNYC program is beginning to replace defunct pay phones with ad-supported high-tech kiosks New Yorkers have started to see them pop up around Manhattan and the Bronx , but if the creators of the LinkNYC high-tech kiosks have their way, city dwellers around the country and world will soon see these wi-fi hotspots and data hubs everywhere. Created by City of New York and CityBridg
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Here’s the Best Price We’ve Seen on the Touchscreen-Enabled GoPro Hero4 Silver Sporting a lower price and a built-in touchscreen, the GoPro Hero4 Silver might actually a better choice than the Hero4 Black for most consumers. Today on GoPro’s eBay storefront, you can get a refurb for just $244 , the best price we’ve seen. And since you’re purchasing it direct from GoPro, it’ll still be backed by a one year warranty. Read more…
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Placenta-on-a-chip Researchers have developed the first placenta-on-a-chip that can fully model the transport of nutrients across the placental barrier. The flash-drive-sized device contains two layers of human cells that model the interface between mother and fetus.
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Embryonic gene Nanog reverses aging in adult stem cells In a series of experiments, the embryonic stem cell gene Nanog kicked into action dormant cellular processes that are key to preventing weak bones, clogged arteries and other telltale signs of growing old.
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New gene variants present in three percent of all ALS patients Variations in a gene with multiple functions in neurons are present in approximately 3 percent of all cases of ALS in North American and European populations, both sporadic and familial, making it one of the most common genetic causes of the disease, according to a new article.
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Drew Carey Hosts Gary Johnson Fundraiser in Los Angeles; Libertarian Ideas Going from Fringe to Mainstream? On Saturday night, actor Drew Carey (who is a trustee for the Reason Foundation, which publishes this website) hosted a fundraiser for the Libertarian Party ticket of former Republican governors Gary Johnson (New Mexico) and William Weld (Massachusetts) at his Los Angeles “Mediterranean-style villa,” as his home was characterized by The Los Angeles Times , which covered the event. The f
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Clinton, Trump Embrace Zero-Sum Thinking While Regular Dems & Reps Do Not One of the most unfortunate turns of this election cycle is a bipartisan embrace of trade protectionism and, on the part of the Republicans at least, a rejection of pro-immigration policies. Donald Trump thunders again trade deficits with the same brio he displays when talking about illegal immigrants, at one point declaring that we should only have military obligations with countries with which
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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. read more
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This $25,000 robot will let you knock over some wooden blocks in VR There’s a lot that today’s VR systems can do to really make you feel like the virtual world you’re in is as close as possible to the world you inhabit. Together, the high-resolution screens, head tracking, room-mapping cameras, and motion controllers on high-end systems such as the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift really can make the digital world look real. But the holy grail of virtual reality isn’t ju
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How to Create a Parallax Desktop Background With Rainmeter Rainmeter remains the champion in Windows customization because users continue to find creative ways to use the program. One recent innovation is the parallax background. Parallax effects are a simple and impressive way to enhance the look of your desktop background. They also incorporate live wallpaper features. Let us show you how you can create your own animated desktop wallpaper using the par
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Bio-engineered molecule shows promise for quick control of bleeding Hematology researchers have developed a novel genetically engineered clotting factor that can control bleeding in animal models. If the factor proves effective in humans, it may provide a quick-acting countermeasure for surgery patients and others vulnerable to serious bleeding as a result of new blood-thinning drugs.
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Democrats and Hillary Clinton Have Failed for 8 Years to “Curb” Vladimir Putin On the eve of the Democratic National Convention, one country, and one authoritarian, was on everybody’s lips: Russia’s Vladimir Putin. It was July 2016 , sure, but it was also August 2008 , when Democrats held their quadrennial convention in Denver against the backdrop of war between Russia and Georgia . Having been out of the White House for almost eight years, and energized in opposition to Ge
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New technique can reveal subcellular details and long-range connections in the brain MIT researchers have developed a new technique for imaging brain tissue at multiple scales, allowing them to peer at molecules within cells or take a wider view of the long-range connections between neurons. This technique, known as magnified analysis of proteome (MAP), should help scientists in their ongoing efforts to chart the connectivity and functions of neurons in the human brain, says Kwan
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New robot overcomes obstacles It looks like a bicycle chain, but has just twelve segments about the size of a fist. In each segment there is a motor. This describes pretty much the robot developed by the four bachelor students in Computer Engineering.
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DNA sequencing uncovers latent risk for developing cystic fibrosis All babies with a known mutation for cystic fibrosis (CF) and second mutation called the 5T allele should receive additional screening in order to better predict the risk of developing CF later in life, new research shows.
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Revealed: the teenage brain upgrades that occur before adulthood Editing, pruning and strengthening of neuron connections in adolescent brains makes for sleeker performance – but errors may cause schizophrenia
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How ‘Star Trek Beyond’ reveals the final frontier for the old version of the franchise Take the wordy slapstick of Hot Fuzz and splice it with the spectacle of Fast & Furious action and then set it in the Star Trek universe. Automatic win, right? In the case of Star Trek Beyond , Vulcan logic may be less useful than a flagon of Romulan ale. Universal Translator: The style clash almost makes sense, if you look at it from the right angle and with the proper mood altering Trekkie
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Man mistaken for Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Twitter gets barrage of angry tweets It’s been a tough few days for Debbie Wasserman Schultz, ousted Democratic National Convention chair, but it’s also been rough for random Twitter user Dave W. Smith as the angry Twitter hordes mistook Smith, whose handle is @DWS, for Wasserman Schultz. SEE ALSO: Facebook CSO responds to claim Wikileaks links to DNC emails were blocked Last night, Smith posted the following tweets, seemingly the v
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Plop into Canada’s first poop-themed dessert café next month There are funny gimmicks, there are abstract concepts and then there are poop-themed dessert cafés. In Toronto, Canada, Lien Nguyen will be opening the country’s first poop-themed dessert café in mid-August . The restaurant, known simply as Poop Café Dessert Bar, will serve traditional Asian desserts like patbingsoo (red beans with ice) in fun, fecal shapes. The goal, Nguyen explains, is to help
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Google Maps now highlights busy neighborhoods In a new update hitting desktop, Android and iOS today, the Google Maps team has done a little design housekeeping to clear some of the clutter and create a cleaner look across the board. While doing away with certain elements like road outlines, the update also adds a new feature that highlights active neighborhoods or “areas of interest.” These areas of interest are now shaded light o
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Cooperation can help boost your reputation Bicycle racers—even those on different teams—often cooperate to allow the entire group to go faster. (credit: Flickr user Hans905 ) Human cooperation is thought to have evolved because it benefits everyone involved. But we also know that cooperation doesn’t always make sense when subjected to a cost-benefit analysis. For example, people will often do favors for others when there is no expectation
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American Physical Society Names ORNL’s Holifield Facility Historic Physics Site The American Physical Society (APS) on Monday honored the Holifield Radioactive Ion Beam Facility, located at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, as an APS Historic Physics Site.
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Samsung patent filing shows off new wireless charger designs We’re just about a week away from finally getting a Galaxy Note 7 reveal, but a newly discovered Samsung patent shows that the Note 7 may not be the only thing on the horizon. The patent filing is for a variety of wireless chargers, which has been a big ticket feature for Samsung phones since the Galaxy S6 landed on … Continue reading
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Air travel is up, but prices are still (relatively) low It’s a strange time in the airline industry. Wall Street can’t seem to say enough bad things about carriers awash in profits. The four largest U.S. airlines banked $4.1 billion this spring, but saw revenues slide about 2 percent industrywide due to an avalanche of cheap fares, a notion some analysts call pricing dysfunction. SEE ALSO: This gun appears in massacres, memorials, and fitness promotio
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Sub-set of stem cells found to minimize risks when used to treat damaged hearts Scientists use mathematical modeling to simulate human mesenchymal stem cell delivery to a damaged heart and found that using one sub-set of these stem cells minimizes the risks associated with this therapy. The study represents a development in novel strategies to repair and regenerate heart muscle and could improve stem cell treatments for heart attack patients.
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Aging can drive progress, say scientists Twenty years from now, the number of retired persons worldwide will have grown by 600 million, almost double the current number. Life expectancy will have increased, bringing new economic challenges. Yet the growing number of seniors can also stimulate important breakthroughs in medicine, biotechnology, nanotechnology, cognitive sciences and robotics, say scientists.
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SNES Retro Receiver lets you play 16-bit classics with wireless controllers Retrogaming-focused hardware manufacturer Analogue is now accepting orders for the SNES Retro Receiver, a Bluetooth-capable device that enables support for a range of wireless controllers when paired with classic Super Nintendo and Super Famicom consoles. In addition to supporting aftermarket wireless control pads, the SNES Retro Receiver will allow you to play Super Nintendo games on original co
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Travel-ready ‘Gastronaut’ ice cream bars don’t melt, so you can take them anywhere Let’s face it: most of us don’t have the mental and physical toughness to be astronauts. But you know what we can do to be like our spacefaring heroes? Eat ice cream like they do. That’s the concept of 34-year-old Rob Collington, founder of Gastronaut Ice Cream, whose brilliantly-named new Kickstarter campaign is designed to bring pledgers astronaut-inspired, freeze-dried ice cream which promises
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U.S. Air Force’s next space surveillance system on target for 2021 WASHINGTON – After telling Congress it needed $11.5 million less than it expected this year for an upcoming space surveillance mission, the U.S. Air Force said July 22 it still plans to launch the next Space Based Space Surveillance (SBSS) system in 2021. The current SBSS satellite, the Block 10 pathfinder, was launched in 2010 and is expected to last until about 2020, according to budget documen
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Among the oldest adults, poor balance may signal higher risk for dementia The number of people living well into their 90s is projected to quadruple by 2050. By mid-century, nearly 9 million people will be 90-years-old or older. In a first-of-its-kind study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society , researchers from the University of California at Irvine examined whether four different measures of poor physical performance might be linked to increased
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Predicting the risk for developing pneumonia in older adults In a study published in the Journal of American Geriatrics Society , researchers developed a “prediction score” to help healthcare professionals determine which older adults might be most at risk for developing pneumonia. read more
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Process could make key biodegradable polymer stronger and longer-lasting Polylactic acid, or PLA, is a biodegradable polymer commonly used to make a variety of products from disposable cups to medical implants to drug delivery systems. A team of Brown University …
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Enhancing molecular imaging with light In 2014, an international trio won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing super-resolution fluorescence microscopy, a technique that made it possible to study molecular processes in living …
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Mexico finds water tunnels under Pakal tomb in Palenque Archaeologists at the Mayan ruin site of Palenque said Monday they have discovered an underground water tunnel built under the Temple of Inscriptions, which houses the tomb of an ancient ruler named Pakal.
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Netflix’s cable box deal with Comcast won’t exempt it from data caps (credit: Steven Depolo ) Netflix and Comcast will be available on the same cable box later this year, but Netflix video will still count against Comcast data caps. Netflix’s deal to get its online video on Comcast’s X1 set-top boxes alongside traditional cable TV channels was reported earlier this month by Recode , with the companies saying they “have much work to do before the service will
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Twitter’s summer is about to take a nasty turn, according to Morgan Stanley This is interesting: Since May Facebook’s shares — which were having a comparatively torrid 2016– have only increased some 2%. Meanwhile, shares in Twitter, which is still down 20% for the year, had a boost in May . Morgan Stanley issued a research report today explaining why the reverse in fortunes happened– and why investors were wrong to place those bets. (TL;DR: Sorry, Twitter…)
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Shockingly, original journalism didn’t save Reddit When the hope is “original journalism” can save you, you know this isn’t going to end well. And, Alexis Ohanian’s plan to make Reddit into a respectable, highly valued media company is not going well. TechCrunch reported last week on general turmoil and a handful of layoffs at the massively trafficked site, that has an even bigger problem than Twitter in terms of trolls and bullying on many of it
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US Air Force’s new initiative trains operators for space battles U.S. Air Force Space Command has announced its new Space Mission Force initiative, a plan that will train satellite operators to respond to various threats and to control satellites in threatening environments. The Space Mission Force is more than a year into planning, and it comes from the Space Command’s head Gen. John Hyten. In the event space becomes a … Continue reading
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Was Donald Trump at the ‘Hunger Games’ or GOP convention? John Oliver is on the case.John Oliver returned from hiatus just in time to explain “what the f*ck just happened” at the Republican National Convention. In a segment for Last Week Tonight , Oliver reflects on Donald Trump being described as a “visionary” and the similarities Oliver sees between the Republican presidential nominee’s acceptance speech and The Hunger Games . Read more… More about Mashabl
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Pentagon refutes claims that ISIS downed US plane in Iraq United States Central Command denies Islamic State’s claim that its fighters shot down a US warplane and killed the crew in Iraq’s western Anbar province. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Applications for Dallas PD skyrocket after sniper attack, chief’s call for applicants Days after five Texas police officers were shot and killed, Dallas Police Chief David Brown appealed to those disgruntled with police violence: “We’re hiring,” he said. Since then, employment applications to the department have increased dramatically. Read Full Article at RT.com
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French Muslim showers ISIS with insults for betraying Islam in 7-minute viral rant Jihadists have reportedly engaged in a war of words with a young Muslim from the French city of Marseille since he posted a video online suggesting that Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) would be defeated in his city in no time if it were attacked. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Is Pain-Free Running Possible? Up to 70 percent of runners are injured every year. Is this really necessary? Read More
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Going green in L.A.: First solar-powered, net-zero apartment complex opens Located a mere hop, skip, and jump from Los Angeles’ Staples Center, the country’s very first solar-powered, net-zero apartment building just officially flung open its doors for business. Dubbed the Hanover Olympic , this innovative and groundbreaking residence not only boasts a bevy of energy solutions geared toward powering its own 20 apartments but is also set up to feed surplus energy back in
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Life in the fast lane: Zip through airport security with Clear biometric scanning If you travel frequently, a new check-in option can save time waiting in line and pushing, pulling, and dragging your luggage. This week Clear opens at Sea-Tac , the Seattle-Tacoma airport, with two of the company’s biometric scanning terminals at each of the airport’s three security check-ins, according to GeekWire . Sea-Tac will bring the number of airports with Clear check-in terminals to 16.
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World’s Largest Atom Smasher Lab Treats Every Unattended Bag Like A Bomb Science If you LHC something, say something CERN discussed their unattended baggage policy online.
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Lockheed Martin Will Build New Shallow Submarine For Navy SEALs Military So they don’t have to get wet New sub for SEALs…
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WSU researchers ‘watch’ crystal structure change in real time Washington State University researchers have met the long-standing scientific challenge of watching a material change its crystal structure in real time. read more
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Building a Moebius strip of good vibrations Yale 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. read more
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Store 2TB of Extra Files For $70 Running low on digital storage space, or just want to start keeping better backups? Amazon’s marked the 2TB WD Elements external drive to $70 , which is about as low at that capacity ever gets. Read more…
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New nontoxic process promises larger ultrathin sheets of 2-D nanomaterials A team of scientists led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has 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. read more
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Astronomers discover dizzying spin of the Milky Way galaxy’s ‘halo’ Astronomers at the University of Michigan’s College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) discovered for the first time that the hot gas in the halo of the Milky Way galaxy is spinning in the same direction and at comparable speed as the galaxy’s disk, which contains our stars, planets, gas, and dust. This new knowledge sheds light on how individual atoms have assembled into stars, planets,
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Hearing test may identify autism risk Researchers have identified an inner ear deficiency in children with Autism that may impact their ability to recognize speech. The findings, which were published in the journal Autism Research , could ultimately be used as a way to identify children at risk for the disorder at an early age. read more
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QMx 2016 Spaceship Models Link Tested visited Quantum Mechanix’s booth at San Diego Comic-Con to look at the toymaker’s upcoming spaceship scale models. The highlight of the booth is definitely the cutaway Millennium Falcon, but the Star Trek Beyond ship and Star-Lord’s Milano are awesome too. More Awesome Stuff: Propel Star Wars Quadcopters Massive LEGO Star Destroyer LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS Hot Toys Captain Phas
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Review: Electric bike wheel turns bikes into e-bikes It was a couple of years ago that Evelo first announced its Omni Wheel – a motorized wheel that replaces a regular bicycle’s existing front wheel, turning that bike into an e-bike. In the past few months, however, the company introduced a new-and-improved second version. We recently tried it out, and it definitely did add some pep to our everyday riding. .. Continue Reading Review: Electric bike
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Penn State Acquires Cryo-Electron Microscope to Promote Materials Science and Biomedical Research A team of researchers from Penn State University hope to obtain an advanced microscope that will enable them to “go deep”, to promote the discoveries in materials science and biomedical…
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Researchers Develop a Nanoencapsulation for Oil-Degrading Bacteria Bionanotechnology research is focused on functional structures synergistically integrating a broad range of nanomaterials with multicellular assemblies, cells, or macromolecules. When micrometer-sized…
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International Team Uses N-doped Graphene to Develop Ultrasensitive Sensor A team of international researchers working at Penn State have developed a highly sensitive chemical sensor based on Raman spectroscopy. This was developed using nitrogen-doped graphene as a…
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Gary Johnson and William Weld on Hillary, Trump, and Why You Should Vote Libertarian: New at Reason “The dragon that I’m jousting against this year is this frozen monopoly of the two parties that have frozen a lot of people’s thinking in place,” says William Weld, former Republican governor of Massachusetts and current Libertarian party vice presidential candidate. “And they think, ‘I have to be a right-winger,’ or, ‘I have to be a left-winger.’ They’re not thinking, ‘What do I t
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Hey, Gov. Hickenlooper! When Are Democrats Gonna Get as Brave About the Drug War as Colorado! This morning, as I will be doing on Wednesday, I guested on SiriusXM Insight Channel’s Stand Up! With Pete Dominick from 10 to noon ET, talking all things convention. As we were yakking, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper dropped by. Dominick asked me if I had any questions for the governor—who started as an opponent to legalizing marijuana in his state, and later changed his mind—and so I asked the
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Woodendot’s Batea Tables Collection: Coffee and tray tables from solid oak and lacquered steel, with ample storage space There’s a substantial reason why wood plays the defining material in the work of Spanish design house WOODENDOT. Co-founder Daniel García hails from Valladolid in Spanish region of Tierra de Pinares—where up to 80% of the population is dedicated…… Continue Reading…
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This low-impact house is built from the Earth it stands on While undoubtedly modern, there’s an unassuming beauty to Cherem Arquitectos’ Casa Candaleria — which translates literally to Candlemas House. The design itself lacks almost any pretence, but it’s the perhaps the choice of materials that is most understated of all: Casa Candaleria is built from the Earth on which it stands. .. Continue Reading This low-impact house is built from the Earth it stan
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Bernie Fans March on the DNC and They Won’t Vote for Hillary, Trump, or Gary Johnson At least a hundred pro-Bernie Sanders protesters made the long march from Philadelphia’s City Hall to the headquarters of the Democratic National Convention on Monday afternoon—no easy feat, given the sweltering 97-degree heat. The progressive marchers had two things in common: they were soaked in sweat, and they hated Hillary Clinton. “If Hillary Clinton becomes nominee, we will not vote fo
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Distant volcanic eruptions foster saguaro cacti baby booms One hundred and thirty years ago, the volcano Krakatoa erupted in what is now Indonesia, unleashing a cataclysm locally and years of cool temperatures and rain globally. On the far side of the world, a bumper crop of saguaro cacti were getting their start in life in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert. Many of the large exemplars of the famous cacti standing spiny and tall with arms akimbo in the Southwest t
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Bec Brittain designs sculptural lamps based on tubes of light New York lighting designer Bec Brittain has designed crane-like lamps composed of brass, bronze, concrete and leather loops (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Beaver Dams Strengthened by Humans Help Fish Rebound Fish flourished in creeks in which human engineers helped shore up beaver dams made weak by poor timber availability. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Changing Phase Behavior to Facilitate Chemical Processes | David Bergbreiter | TEDxTAMUChemistry isn’t just something you learn in high school and never use again. It plays an extensive part of the modern industries in our world today. David Bergbreiter is a Professor of Chemistry whose research and teaching efforts are loosely defined as involving organic chemistry. Prof. Bergbreiter received his B.S. in chemistry from Michigan State University in 1970, his Ph.D. from M.I.T. in 19
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Musicians without borders: war divides, music connects | Laura Hassler | TEDxMinesNancyLaura nous explique le processus de création de son ONG. Elle explique aussi toutes les actions menées à travers le monde entier. Fondatrice et Directrice de l’ONG Musicians Without Borders. Grâce à son organisation, Laura Hassler veut utiliser la musique pour rassembler les gens et aller au delà des conflits et de la souffrance provoquée par la guerre. This talk was given at a TEDx event using t
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A Zero Energy, Water, Waste Future | Mike Dieterich | TEDxHerndon Mike discusses the future of energy, water, and waste in our built environment. He suggests how we can zero our human footprint. Mike Dieterich is a LEED Accredited Professional, environmental scientist, award winning producer, and bestselling author. He has worked in the sustainability industry and explored the environment throughout United States, Australia, Mexico, Costa Rica, Algeria and Keny
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We are all explorer | Afiq Abdul Hamid | TEDxMMU Often call himself a Scientist, Explorer and Wanderer; he aspires to make Science, which he believes is one of the greatest forms of human expression, accessible to people of all races, gender and nationality, following in the footsteps of his heroes Carl Sagan, Neil Degrasse Tyson and Michio Kaku. Afiq is a Multimedia University Final Year Engineering Student and an up and coming Science Communi
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About music, freedom and expression | Thomas Enhco | TEDxMinesNancy Ce talk alliant piano et paroles permet à Thomas de nous expliquer sa perception de la musique, de l’expression de soi et toutes les libertés à entreprendre. Né à Paris le 29 septembre 1988, Thomas est un pianiste, violoniste et compositeur de Jazz Français. Issu d’une grande famille de musiciens et de comédiens (la famille Casadesus, dont il fait partie de la cinquième génération), il commence l
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The revolution will not be centralised | Simon Parker | TEDxBrum Sometimes well accepted ideas hold us back. Simon Parker, Director of the New Local Government Network, outlines the possibilities of decentralising authority, power and money. By putting faith in the wisdom of crowds and injecting power back into our towns, cities and communities, we would see more vibrant cities prosper across the UK, and have a shot at saving our public services from austerity
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AOL’s Tim Armstrong explains the Yahoo acquisition and what’s next Following a months-long bidding process, Verizon announced this morning that it’s acquiring Yahoo’s core business for $4.83 billion. The goal, it seems, is to merge Yahoo with AOL (which Verizon acquired last year) to form a single organization that can compete with digital media giants like Google and Facebook. (AOL, by the way, owns TechCrunch.) The deal is expected to close in… Read More
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Zaha Hadid Design Unveils Bathroom Collection for Porcelanosa Many of the pieces are handmade Zaha Hadid Design has unveiled a bath collection created in collaboration with Spanish company Porcelanosa that bears the late architect’s signature style. The nine-piece collection is called Vitae and is part of Porcelanosa’s Noken line and includes a toilet, bidet, shelving, faucets, washbasins, mirrors, and a bathtub inspired by that most fundamental element—wat
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3 lessons learned while building the Zootopia chatbot GUEST: Bots are a raging success . Brands such as Kayak, NBA, Fandango, Sephora, Barclay, and CNN collectively brought hundreds of bots into the world, spanning many different industries, from travel and entertainment to shopping and banking. Suddenly, bots capable of rudimentary customer journeys were all the rage. These types of bots offered a wide range of services for consumers — from shoppin
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Build the thing, that build things | Anisa Haghdadi | TEDxBrum From a coffee shop poetry night to the start of a movement, Anisa Haghdadi founder and CEO of Beatfreeks, shares the origin story of Birmingham’s leading youth engagement agency. Rejecting the Western idea of success – grow grow grow until you’ve taken up the most space – she is now exploring the opportunities to break the system better, and the importance of investing in solutions that outgrow u
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Huge dinosaur footprint found in Bolivia A huge dinosaur footprint measuring 1.2 meters (nearly four feet) in diameter has been discovered in Bolivia, a researcher said Monday.
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Stunning timelapse shows solar-powered plane make its way across the world It has been 16 months since Solar Impulse 2 took off from Abu Dhabi and started its ambitious around-the-world voyage. Now, it’s on the verge of completing the circle. With just one leg left from Egypt to the United Arab Emirates for the solar-powered plane and its pilot, Bertrand Piccard, the Solar Impulse 2 team released a mesmerizing timelapse following it on its journey through 2016 recorded
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Tinder Social Lets You Stalk Your Friends’ Dating Habits Image: Flickr/ @markeybo When Tinder Social launched last week, observers noted that the feature—which lets groups of users match up for a night out—lets folks see which of their Facebook friends are on the hookup app. Now a hacker has discovered a new, and way creepier, vulnerability in Tinder Social. According to a Tumblr post by a hacker who goes by the name “Alex,” which was posted on Thursda
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NHL and MLB out of market games will be streamed on Twitter Twitter has announced a new deal that’s good news for hockey and baseball fans — starting soon, the social network will livestream out-of-market NHL and MLB games, while a new show from 120 Sports called ‘The Rally’ will stream as an exclusive nightly show for highlights. According to Twitter, this new deal is made possible through its partnership with MLBAM; … Continue reading
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Did Our Oldest Common Ancestor Live In Volcanic Hot Springs? Animals LUCA! How do you live like this? Researchers are still trying to nail down the particulars of how life started on this planet. But now, we might just have a little better idea of what that life’s…
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Stem cell injections reduce scarring during bypass surgery and possibly increase survival of patients with surgery 11 patients were injected with stem cells during bypass surgery. The stem cells injected into their hearts caused a 40% reduction in the size of scarred tissue. Such scarring occurs during a cardiac event such as a heart attack, and can increase the chances of further heart failure. The scarring was previously thought to be permanent and irreversible. At the time of treatment, the patients were s
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Samira Wiley Has Joined the Cast of The Handmaid’s Tale We’ve not heard much about Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale , other than the fact t hat it exists and that Elisabeth Moss will play the lead role . But now we know that an Orange is the New Black star will be joining Moss as a fellow Handmaid. Read more…
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The reluctant President who was too nice for the job Editor’s note: This is the twenty-seventh entry in the writer’s year-long project to read one book about each of the U.S. Presidents in the year prior to Election Day 2016. You can also follow Marcus’ progress at the @44in52 Twitter account and with this 44 in 52 Spreadsheet . Poor William Howard Taft. All this gentle giant of a man ever wanted was to be a Supreme Court justice. He got there even
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Pokémon Go developer’s first game, Ingress, surges in Japan 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! Pokémon Go is so popular in Japan that some players are also diving into the studio’s other game as well. Ingress, the GPS-powered location-based predecessor to Pokémon Go from developer Niantic, is the No. 6 most downloaded game in Japan, according t
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Safari in iOS 10 Offers Improved Animated GIF Viewing and Stops Noisy Autoplay Videos In iOS 10 , Apple plans to make some changes to the way videos are handled, putting a stop to irritating autoplay videos and offering improvements to animated GIFs. The changes will come in the form of updated policies for “video” elements, as outlined today by Apple software engineer Jer Noble on the Webkit blog As iOS 8 and iOS 9 users know, an animated GIF encoded using “video&q
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South Sudan: Salva Kiir removes Riek Machar as deputy leader South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir removes Riek Machar as first vice president, two weeks after the rival leaders’ forces clashed in the capital.
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Utah Sen. Madsen on Defecting to the Libertarian Party: The GOP Has Abandoned Jeffersonian Principles State Sen. Mark Madsen of Utah held a press conference this afternoon explaining his decision , in his last term as a state Senator (he will hold to his previously announced plans to retire from office at the end of his current term in January) to leave the Republican Party for the Libertarian Party. The Republicans, he notes, have abandoned the principles of self-ownership and free markets, swit
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Harp Metal Link We’re used to see musician Rob Scallon shredding licks on his electric guitar (or the occasional shovel ), but for his latest video, he upgraded from eight strings to 22, and ripped up the place on harp. Honestly, we had no idea that instrument could make such sounds. More Awesome Stuff: How to Play the Blue Danube Christian Cuevas: Memphis Mix Playing an 18-String Guitar The Extreme Minuet
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What If: Dreams to Reality | Melisa Seah | TEDxShanghaiAmericanSchool Shanghai American School senior Melisa Seah takes the audience through her process of combining her passion for running and helping children in need to realize her dreams. Shanghai American School senior Melisa Seah co-founded her charity organization Run Without Boundaries in her freshman year, combining her passion for running and helping children in need. This talk was given at a TEDx event us
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Imagination is the Gateway to Science | Kara Knight | TEDxKids@ElCajon Be open to imagination, it will be the pathway to reimagining science. For more information on this talk go to http://www.TEDxKidsElCajon.com or email TEDxKidsElCajon@CajonValley.net. Grade 8, Greenfield Middle School Cajon Valley Union School District This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx F
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Rock, Pause and Roll | Nikki | TEDxVicenza Fabrizio ‘Nikki’ Lavoro è uno speaker, chitarrista e dj italiano. Nasce in Puglia nei primi anni 70 e cresce prevalentemente in una valle tra Torino e la Francia. Nel marzo 1990 approda nell’universo di Radio Deejay. Seguono anni di trasmissioni, viaggi, incursioni al Festivalbar e Disco per l’Estate, interviste, jam e collaborazioni con diversi artisti italiani e non. All’inizio del Duemila stac
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Stereotyping is no laughing matter | Jean M Allen | TEDxManukau Jean is a PhD student at Auckland University. Her area of research is the media’s portrayal of South Auckland and how South Auckland youth respond to this. We don’t tolerate violence in any form, yet stereotyping can have as much of a destructive impact on peoples lives as an act of physical violence. Jean makes a moving call for us to speak out and stand up in the face of these stereotypes. Jean
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Jazz | André Murraças & João Novais | TEDxFCTUNL Duo de jazz. André Murraças e João Novais são Licenciados em Jazz pela Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa, onde se conheceram. O André toca saxofone e o João contrabaixo, ambos gostam de imensos tipos de música mas em duo exploram temas do repertório tradicional jazzistico, essa linguagem com fronteiras difíceis de definir. A música que tocam teve certamente um inicio que não lhes é fácil especi
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Data mining within to discover your true self | Tirthankar Dash | TEDxBangalore In today’s world we seem more lost despite the abundance of information. Tirthankar Dash, story teller & design thinker for leading businesses around the world gives us a cheat sheet to discover the inner story in each one of us, towards living a more fulfilled life Dash is the founder of Quantum360, a design firm that takes a human-centered, design-based approach to helping organisations inn
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Intensive Innovation Experience | Rodney Boehm | TEDxTAMU The Dance. The Design. The Doing. The Deal. Rodney Boehm discusses Aggies Event and what it means for aspiring engineers. Rodney Boehm is the Director of Aggies Invent and an Associate Professor of Practice in the Dwight Look College of Engineering. He has broad industry experiences, including over 30 years in all aspects of the telecommunications industry (sales, marketing, manufacturing, busine
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Quantifying Human Tremor for Parkinson’s Disease | Zaidi Mohd Ripin | TEDxUSMNibongTebal Vibration occurs in our daily life, even in human body, One of the significant example that vibrations occurs in human body is Parkinson’s disease, a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement. Professor Zaidi Mohd Ripin delivered an idea to assess the Parkinson’s disease by quantifying the vibration in human body. Professor Zaidi holds a degree in Marine Technology from Uni
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Google Lets You Listen To 3D Virtual Reality Audio In Your Headphones Technology Called ‘Omnitone,’ the open source project brings new meaning to ‘surround sound’ Today, Google announced a new open source project for what it deems “a key element for an immersive virtual reality experience”: spatial audio.
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Bernie Sanders texts his DNC supporters to ask them not to protest Bernie Sanders is pleading with supporters not to disrupt the proceedings of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia tonight. “I ask you as a personal courtesy to me to not engage in any kind of protest on the floor. It’s of utmost important you explain this to your delegates,” Sanders wrote in a text message . The request is meant to mitigate the anger of Sanders supporters
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This Big Green Egg Alternative Does the Same Job For About 1/3 of the Price If you want a Big Green Egg charcoal grill, but don’t want to cash in your 401(k) to buy one, this Char-Griller alternative is down to an all-time low $288 today , and a great investment for meat lovers everywhere. Read more…
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Quantum computing moves beyond 1s and 0s to make them easier to build 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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3D-printing project makes building lab equipment as easy as snapping Legos together Legos are one of the most versatile toys around because you can, with enough bricks and imagination, build anything you want. That same idea is now being applied to lab tools, with a team of researchers at the University of California, Riverside creating 3D-printed blocks to mimic biological and chemical lab instruments that can be assembled with the ease of a Lego set. “[Right now,] if you want
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Study: ordinary cinnamon turns poor learners into good students Cinnamon may be a tool in a student’s learning arsenal. According to a new study coming from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, cinnamon is transformed into sodium benzoate by the liver after ingestion, and it then makes its way into the brain where it boosts hippocampal plasticity. The result of this, at least in the mice used in the … Continue reading
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Three Dwave 2X quantum computing machines installed outside of Dwave and each has over 1000 qubits The USC-Lockheed Martin Quantum Computing Center (QCC) based at the USC Information Sciences Institute (ISI) has been upgraded — to 1,098 qubits from 512. The D-Wave 2X™ processor is enabling QCC researchers to continue their efforts to close the gap between academic research in quantum computation and real-world critical problems. “Our QCC researchers have been studying and elucidating the capab
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Ripchair Off Road Wheelchair Designed to give mobility challenged people the ability to access previously inaccessible areas, the Ripchair Off Road Wheelchair is a robust transport platform. For those with their own motorized chairs,… Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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Bernie Sanders Delegates Are Furious and a DNC Floor Protest is Possible Bernie Sanders delegates are mad as hell (even booing their candidate today after he tried to convince them to vote for Hillary Clinton) and a convention floor revolt in some shape or form is possible. According to the Los Angeles Times , earlier today Sanders supporters were “making the rounds at a hotel near the airport where state delegations from New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and
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Helping Others With a Book Drive | Maya Juwaideh | TEDxKids@ElCajon Maya shares reaching her goals to provide donated books for children’s hospitals. For more information on this talk go to http://www.TEDxKidsElCajon.com or email TEDxKidsElCajon@CajonValley.net. Grade 4, Rancho San Diego Elementary School Cajon Valley Union School District This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at
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Do Deliberate Leadership Values Matter? | Paul Hill | TEDxBlinnCollege Former NASA Flight Director Paul Hill discusses the importance of leadership values using the lessons learned from the Columbia, Challenger and Apollo One vehicle failures. Paul Hill served as one of NASA’s leading rocket scientists for more than 25 years, including eight as director of Mission Operations at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. A former Blinn College lecturer and a third-generatio
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It takes a child to raise a village | Kahurangi Taylor | TEDxManukau Kahurangi illustrates the reversal of the idea that it takes a village to raise a child and in so doing challenges our perceptions of youth and their contribution to society’s well being. Kahurangi Taylor is a young woman of Ngati Te Ata descent who was born and bred in Waiuku, South Auckland. Amongst other things she is a project manager, board member, former Miss New Zealand and science graduat
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Be a Citizen, not a Partisan | Jennifer Mercieca | TEDxBlinnCollege Dr. Mercieca explains why its important as Americans to be citizens and not partisans. Join her as she argues how a William H. Marcy aphorism defines American politics today. Dr. Jennifer Mercieca (Ph.D., University of Illinois) is an historian of American political discourse, especially discourses about citizenship, democracy and the presidency. Her scholarship combines American history with rhe
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50+ handcuffed at DNC as thousands protest Clinton’s nomination (VIDEO) Dozens of protesters have been detained in Philadelphia as thousands rally against Hillary Clinton’s official nomination. Protesters have also staged a sit-in to block delegates from entering the Wells Fargo Center, where the Democratic National Convention is being held. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Sanders’ wife caught on mic commenting on his nomination Following a speech given in Philadelphia to Democratic National Convention delegates by Bernie Sanders, his wife, Jane, was caught on a hot mic, saying, “They don’t know your name is being put in nomination. That’s the concern.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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How to Gracefully Recover From a Major Mistake at Work Several years ago, I had a co-worker—we’ll call her Jane—who was assigned to work with our SVP’s office on a high-profile event. The project (and the staff, for that matter) was pretty rough, and Jane would often come to the rest of us at the end of a stressful day to air her woes of angry emails, unreasonable demands, and generally difficult people. This post originally appeared on The Muse . On
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bloomsky, a community-based smart weather camera station in addition to tracking the cloud movement by taking snapshots every 5-minutes, SKY2 also has sensors embedded that provide accurate microclimate weather data. The post bloomsky, a community-based smart weather camera station appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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The Manual’s must-have travel accessories From travel adaptors to dopp kits, here are some accessories you need to pack. The post The Manual’s must-have travel accessories appeared first on The Manual .
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Look, In The Yard! It’s A Grill, It’s A Firepit, It’s a Table! Grill, Firepit, Table: A three in one social dining experience. The post Look, In The Yard! It’s A Grill, It’s A Firepit, It’s a Table! appeared first on The Manual .
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Suburbia is fueling more dangerous wildfires The way we plan our cities makes fires far more destructive A fast-moving wildfire continues to rage out of control just north of Los Angeles, issuing evacuations for 10,000 homes and sending ash falling like post-apocalyptic flurries in backyards 50 miles away. The blistering temperatures of yet another abnormally dry summer are to blame for sparking dozens of similar wildfires in the West. But
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Michael Jordan speaks out on US race violence, pledging $2m US basketball star Michael Jordan, previously criticised for not speaking out about political issues, says he can “no longer stay silent” after police shootings and deaths.
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Learn How to Master Google Forms With This Handy Visual Guide Google Forms is one of the easiest ways to gather data for your spreadsheets in Google Sheets. If you’re not familiar with its ins and outs, this visual guide shows you what you need to know to get started. http://lifehacker.com/how-to-make-go… The graphic, from Matthew Guay and the folks at Zapier , does everything from walking you through making your first form to showing how to change the visu
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Google open-sources Omnitone library for decoding spatial audio on the web Google today announced that it has open-sourced Omnitone, a piece of software that developers can use to incorporate spatial audio into websites. The software is available now on GitHub under an Apache license. To give people a sense of what’s possible, Google has also posted two videos featuring spatial audio with Omnitone. The demos depict musicians performing at multiple angles. If your headph
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Japan knife attacker killed disabled out of hatred Hatred appears to be what fueled a young Japanese man who went on a stabbing rampage, killing 19 people Tuesday at a facility for the mentally disabled where he had been fired.
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Samsung is killing off its line of see-through OLED TVs Samsung has made Transparent OLED displays since 2008. And while they haven’t always had the same broad appeal as the company’s new flagship SUHD TVs , they were an interesting take on the future of display technology. I say “were” there because, as of today, Samsung is killing off its Transparent OLED Display Panel, which is the base panel used in all TOLED products available on the ma
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Machine Era Ti5 Slim Wallet Black DLC Slim, lightweight, and scratch resistant.
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Nvidia Claims Its New Chip Is the ‘World’s Fastest GPU’ for Game and VR Design An anonymous reader shares a VentureBeat report: Nvidia announced today the Quadro P6000 graphics card for workstations, using the “world’s fastest GPU.” The graphics card is targeted at designers who have to create complex simulations for everything from engineering models to virtual reality games. The Quadro P6000 is based on Nvidia’s new Pascal graphics architecture, and it uses a GPU
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California man sentenced to 15 years in prison for attempting to aid ISIS A 22-year-old California man who attempted to support Islamic State and lied to get a replacement passport so that he could travel to Syria to join the terrorist organization has been sentenced to 15 years in prison and supervised release for life. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Science worries binge-watching could be killing you – CNET New research links excessive TV watching and killer blood clots. That could be especially bad news for those who like to watch entire seasons of their favorite shows at a time.
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Google’s new and improved Maps does away with the clutter to make finding places easierGoogle Maps is information dense by definition. Maps of sprawling metros are bound to contain an abundance of businesses, attractions, and other points of interest, not to mention thousands of service roads and thoroughfares. The design challenge is very nearly Sisyphean: what information at a given zoom level must be shown, and what can be safely obscured until the user moves to a different vant
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Shape and control outdoor light for better photos and video Working indoors with lighting of various types on your latest photo and video projects can be a much easier cookie to crack in contrast to taking your work outdoors. All of the light is controlled and it only does what you want it to. Take your work outdoors, though, and things get trickier because you lose a lot of the control you have become accustomed to indoors. But fear not — modifying and s
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Quantitating the complete human proteome Reporting in the journal Cell , Senior Research Scientist Dr. Ulrike Kusebauch, of Institute for Systems Biology (ISB), describes the results of a collaboration between scientists at ISB, ETH Zurich and a number of other contributing institutes to develop the Human SRMAtlas, a compendium of proteomic assays for any human protein. The Human SRMAtlas is a compendium of highly specific mass spectrom
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PhD student uses a robot to make VR feel more real Between the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift , we’ve come a long way towards being able to step in to virtual worlds — but touching those false realities is a different matter. Solving this means finding a haptic technology that can adapt to needs of a constantly changing virtual environment. One PhD student’s solution? Use a robot arm . Rigging up a $25,000 Baxter robot to an HTC Vive may not be a
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‘Nerve’ lures ‘Pokémon Go’ players to the movies with 11 boosted PokéStops LOS ANGELES — The premise of the Lionsgate movie Nerve — in which participants play a sort of geolocation-enabled truth-or-dare game — really isn’t that far down the road from Pokémon Go . So … this was probably inevitable. SEE ALSO: 10 very inappropriate locations for Poke Stops in Pokémon Go Nerve is partnering with Atom Tickets to create “PokéStop boosts” outside movie theaters in
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Poké Ball Small Bento Box with bag submitted by /u/Miskatonica [link] [comments]
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Why Can’t the United States Have an Atheist President? A number of prominent world leaders are avowed atheists and there’s no reason the American President has to be religious. Read More
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Hunting ground The interconnectivity of people on social media means it is a perfect hunting ground for cybercriminals looking to do harm.
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Pushing boundaries Syria’s Kurds have come a long way since declaring self-rule in 2013, but territorial expansion is creating its own problems, writes the BBC’s Lina Sinjab.
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How chatbots and machine intelligence will help recruiters Recruiting is one of those activities in business that takes time and effort, but sometimes doesn’t produce the desired results. You can sift through resumes, reach out to people on LinkedIn, and even conduct an interview in person — and then take a pass. The problem? In most cases, the candidate doesn’t quite match the requirements. Recently, I heard about a new chatbot that might solve some of
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Watch Silicone Get Happily Poured Over Lego Bricks There’s really not too much to this, but if you need a break from the world or a little time-out on brain activity, just watch this totally silly video of silicone being poured over Lego bricks. It’s stupid but it’s kind of, sort of, fun to see the layers of goo neatly pile up until they collapse all over each other. At that point, the silicone crawls and oozes down until it satisfyingly fills th
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Police officer shot in Indianapolis An Indianapolis Metro Police Department officer was shot during a traffic stop on Monday. An occupant of the vehicle allegedly fired at the officer, whose condition is still unknown. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Sega Mega Drive console with 80 built-in games goes up for preorder Nintendo recently announced plans to capitalize on nostalgia with the NES Classic Edition, and now Sega is doing something similar. Now available for order is the Sega Mega Drive, as well as a Mega Drive/Genesis handheld console, to commemorate the 25th Sonic anniversary. The console costs about $65 USD, as does the handheld version, and comes packed with 80 integrated … Continue reading
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Watch a massive road roller lay waste to 17 LCD monitors – CNET The Road Roller channel on YouTube likes to smash things. Printers next, please.
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Delensing of cosmic microwave background could reveal ancient gravitational waves New technique uses infrared observations to clean up microwave images
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US Special Forces are getting a ‘missile sub’ delivery vehicle Although Lockheed Martin has come under fire for the controversial F–35 fighter jet program , the aerospace company’s Submergence Group just announced a $166 million defense contract with the US Special Operations Command to build a new “missile sub” meant to carry Special Forces scuba divers into battle. Operated by a pilot and a navigator, the 30-ton Swimmer Delivery Vehicle will carr
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Embrace Your Toaster Oven for Small Portion, Single-Serving Cooking Firing up your normal oven when you only need to cook or reheat a small amount of food wastes energy and heats up your home. If you have smaller portions that need reheating or cooking, use your toaster oven instead. If you’re only making food for one, most toaster ovens heat up just as warm as your oven, just in a smaller space. You can roast veggies for a single serving meal, or bake individual
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China Releases Test Footage of Ballistic Missile Defense System An anonymous reader quotes a report from Mirror.co.uk: China has released footage of its first interception test of a mid-air ballistic missile, destroying a target miles above Earth. Footage of the experiment, which took place in 2010, has never been made public until now. According to Chinese news agency CCTV, Xu Chunguang, an expert working at a military base in northwest China, said: “All
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DNC quotes Dumbledore, Hogwarts’ rigger-in-chief, on election reform If there’s a single theme in this year’s Democratic National Convention, it’s that there may be a rift between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders supporters, but the party can still team up long enough to stop He Who Must Not Be Named — meaning, obviously, Voldemort. At least, that’s what I’m getting from Diane Russell, a Sanders delegate and Maine state representative who framed her speech at th
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Personalization: Walmart’s weapon in surpassing Amazon in ecommerce traffic — and growing sales by $2 billion (VB Live) VB LIVE: As VP of marketing, Brian Monahan bumped Walmart.com past Amazon as the second-most highly trafficked in ecommerce (even past eBay). Catch up on the latest VB Live event to discover how he leveraged personalization to gain unprecedented results. Missed it? Access this VB Live event on demand right here. “I’ve witnessed first-hand the power of personalized marketing to really drive a busi
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Dutch men revealed as world’s tallest When it comes to height, Dutch men and Latvian women tower over all other nationalities, a study reveals.
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How To Play Pokémon Go In Your Car Without Mowing Down Trees Or People Illustration credit: Sam Woolley Let’s get this out of the way: Pokémon Go is meant for walking. But where I live, it’s also upwards of 100 degrees outside right now. And besides, walking? This is America; that’s for suckers. But for those tempted to play the game while driving, it’s proven extremely dangerous. We’ve seen driving players hit trees , and at least two have even hit cop cars—one in
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Slumber conundrum: How to decide which mattress-in-a-box to buy Originally, bed-in-a-box companies came along to simplify consumers’ lives. They offered free trials, mattresses with one firmness, and comparatively low prices. As more and more companies started popping up, things became more confusing. Some let you try their mattresses for 100 days, others for 120. You can find mattresses that only give you one firmness option, while others can be tailored to
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The Fully Packed Rope Bag Sometimes, you just want a deep bag you can cram tons of stuff into. Case in point, Everyday Carry reader and design student Ryo Kosaka’s bag. The bag is a Patagonia Linked Pack . Here’s what’s inside: Black Diamond Carabiner Sony Nex-7 TAMIYA fine craft knife TAMIYA precision caliper Lenovo ThinkPad X201 Staedtler Pigment Liner 0.1mm Garmin Vivosmart HR Silva Ranger Compass Field Notes Shure SE2
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Calm Down About the ‘Opioid Epidemic’ In May the House of Representatives approved what The New York Times described as “a mountain of bills addressing the nation’s opioid abuse crisis.” The 18 bills passed “by huge bipartisan margins.” A flurry of legislative activity like this usually materializes when the drug problem it targets is already receding. That seems to be the case with the so-called opioid epidemic,
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Teachers Union Boss Says Hillary Clinton Opposes Child Deportation, But Is That True? Lily Eskelen Garcia, president of the National Education Association, told the mainstage crowd at the Democratic National Convention that, “Hillary Clinton believes in keeping families together. She believes that educators should be focused on education not deportation.” It’s a great line, with one major problem: it’s hard to believe it. As The Daily Beast ‘s Betsy Woodruff reported ear
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Here’s What You Won’t Hear About Citizens United at the Democratic National Convention This Week On March 24, 2009, Deputy Solicitor General Malcolm Stewart told the U.S. Supreme Court that the federal government had the lawful power to ban books if those books happened to mention the name of a candidate for federal office and were published in the run-up to the federal election in which that candidate was competing. “It’s a 500-page book, and at the end it says, so vote for X, the gove
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Wireless carriers prepare for big traffic at DNC – CNET Mobile operators say they’re ready for an onslaught of data traffic in Philadelphia as political junkies gather for the Democratic National Convention.
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US and UK fall behind in largest ever global study of height While English-speaking countries have high rates of obesity, their citizens are nowhere near as tall as the average heights of the Netherlands and Latvia
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US federal self-driving guidelines coming soon…again Federal guidelines for autonomous cars on public roads are in the works, and U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx provided some rough outlines on the focus points for rules and regulations. Speaking at the 2016 Automated Driving Symposium, Foxx told attendees that we need “to take the the safety aspects of this very seriously” and cautioned that “autonomous does not mean perfect”. See Also:
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A Chameleon Redefines Gluttony in This Adorably Gross Animated Short This homage to nature films from director Tomer Eshed is titled Our Wonderful Nature: The Common Chameleon . The animated faux-doc takes a particular interest in the lizard’s eating habits, which amount to astonishing gluttony even though it never leaves its perch. Bonus points for the perfectly droll narration. Read more…
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Environmentalists spar with EPA on jet engine exhaust, air pollution The US Environmental Protection Agency has declared that aircraft emissions contribute to air pollution and “endanger public health,” but environmental activists say the “endangerment finding” falls short on creating rules to reduce aircraft emissions. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Nvidia’s Quadro P6000 GPU blasts out 12 teraflops of performance Nvidia keeps upping the performance with each new GPU based on the Pascal architecture. Its latest, the Quadro P6000, can deliver 12 teraflops of single-precision performance, a teraflop more than the Titan X unveiled just last week . The P6000 is aimed at the type of powerful workstations used for tasks like editing HD video and applying special effects, as well as the CAD/CAM applications used
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As Punishment For Stealing Bitcoin, Man Must Teach Police About Bitcoin Image: Getty The first ever money-laundering case involving Bitcoin was dismissed today when a Miami judge ruled that Bitcoin is not money. In her order , Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Teresa Mary Pooler wrote, Bitcoin is a decentralized system. It does not have any central authority … and Bitcoins are not backed by anything. They are certainly not tangible wealth and cannot be hidden under a mattre
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Watch Demi Lovato get real about mental illness at the DNC Demi Lovato , who has been a vocal supporter of Hillary Clinton and an advocate for mental illness, opened up about her personal struggles at the opening night of the Democratic National Convention. “I stand here today as proof that you can live a normal and empowered life with mental illness,” said Lovato. “I’m proud to support a presidential candidate who will ensure that all peo
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Amateur team’s Nexø I rocket shows that space exploration is risky business Copenhagen Suborbitals’ Nexø I rocket looked bound for orbit for the first minute after it launched from the Sputnik floating platform. “That is so beautiful,” said a commentator on the launch’s live feed. “What a wonderful sight! That is Nexø I functioning perfectly! What a treat, what a treat.” But the commentator’s excitement quickly turned to confusion. “Oh, hey, what’s happening now?” he ask
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Ship hits wall of Panama Canal renewing design concerns A Chinese container ship hits a wall of the recently-widened Panama Canal, amid concerns that the new canal has less space for manoeuvres and could be unsafe.
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Turning plastic trash into “LEGO”-like building materials The [plastic] materials are thoroughly cleaned, before being ground into a rough power, mixed, melted and extruded into a range of shapes – mostly beams, blocks and pillars – which lock together to form buildings. Importantly, [Conceptos Plásticos] also trains communities in how to build these structures, giving them ownership over their homes […] Like LEGO blocks, these interlocking structures
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Close-up videos capture big, beautiful explosion on the Sun A buildup of intensely tangled magnetic energy on the Sun suddenly let go two days ago, unleashing a massive explosion of radiation and super-hot plasma. The radiation explosion was the most powerful solar flare of 2016 so far. You can watch all the action close up in the video above, based on data from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft, or SDO. When the video starts, keep your eye on t
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FBI probes DNC hack for Russian involvement The FBI has launched an investigation into the hacking of the Democratic National Committee’s computers, even as more evidence surfaced of possible Russian involvement in the attack. The data breach was first disclosed last month, when hackers published confidential DNC files, including opposition research on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Then on Friday, Wikileaks published over
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No, Tesla, You Aren’t A Special Special Snowflake Image Credit: Getty Images/Joe Raedle Tesla’s direct sales model versus nearly everyone else is old news. While I fully support a direct sales model, I also can’t help but pause at Tesla’s latest argument for it. In an ongoing court battle between Tesla and the state of Utah, Tesla holds strong to its business model, according to Yahoo! , which reports: Tesla contends it can’t sell through tradit
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Kaine v Pence: Inspecting the 2016 vice president picks, their records Now that presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have announced their running mates, RT takes a closer look at Tim Kaine and Mike Pence’s records, and how they may affect policy should they find themselves working at the White House. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Clean-Burning Wall-Mounted Fireplace A unique clean-burning stainless steel hearth that mounts to your wall like a television and uses recycled liquid ethanol fuel that gives off only water vapor, carbon dioxide, and room-warming heat. Click Here For Complete Details
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China Gets Transformed Into a Moving Painting in This Cool Side-by-Side Video This Prisma-type effect on photos and videos will probably get old one day (that day might have been yesterday) but my eyeballs are still enjoying how footage of real life can get transformed into moving art. Drew Geraci of District 7 stitched together 2,500 photos in this sweeping side-by-side video of China to show us how the original photo and the post processed photo look right next to each o
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Australia PM calls for investigation into juvenile ‘torture’ Australia’s prime minister calls for a royal commission after a report shows prison guards assaulting teenage boys in juvenile detention.
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Netflix drama ‘The Get Down’ is full of fun ’70s disco and hip hop Netflix has turned to the past for inspiration for its upcoming series The Get Down . The main trailer for the music drama was released today, and it shows off 1970s New York, a time when disco was fading out and hip-hop was rising。 The series opens in the South Bronx in 1977 and centers on a group of young adults who are coming of age in this interesting point in music history. Music, dance, and
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Fan arrested after slapping Justin Timberlake’s face at a golf event Look at Justin Timberlake ‘s beautiful face all you want, but leave it there. A spectator was arrested at the American Century Celebrity Pro-Am in Lake Tahoe after touching Timberlake’s face in a drunken haze. If you know in your heart that you would do the same, please monitor your intoxication levels around Timberlake accordingly. SEE ALSO: Steph Curry threw his mouthguard again, playing golf w
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U.S. Air Force blames power failure for loss of DMSP-F19 weather satellite WASHINGTON – A power failure affecting an encrypted command-and-control system on board the U.S. Air Force’s Defense Meteorological Satellite Program Flight-19 spacecraft is to blame for the loss of the two-year-old weather satellite, the Air Force announced July 25. The DMSP-F19 flight team at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which operates all civilian and military weather s
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NIST declares the age of SMS-based 2-factor authentication over 2-factor authentication is a great thing to have, and more and more services are making it a standard feature. But one of the go-to methods for sending 2FA notifications, SMS, is being left in the dust by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Read More
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Third Eye Blind releases new song about police brutality Lately, Third Eye Blind hasn’t been shy when it comes to speaking their minds. The pop punk band challenged audience members at this year’s Republican National Convention, and are now back with a new song called “Cop vs. Phone Girl” that addresses police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement. SEE ALSO: Third Eye Blind concert takes sour turn when band takes anti-GOP stance In th
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Western media stripped Team Russia of presumption of innocence prior to IOC decision (VIDEO) The International Olympic Committee ruled on Sunday that there will be no blanket ban on Russia’s team from the Rio Olympics, but prior to the decision some Western media outlets teamed up in a call to strip the Russian team of its right to compete. Read Full Article at RT.com
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32 Grey Floor Design Ideas That Fit Any Room Grey is a perfect color: timeless, classic and with lots of shades, it can fit any room and suit any décor style. You can find proper grey floors for modern, minimalist, rustic and other décor styles, and the good news is scratches and spots won’t strike the eye on grey like it would be with polished black floors, for example. Grey floors won’t make a statement but will delicately highlight the d
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PowerFilm wants to roll out the LightSaver Max portable solar charger The modern day road warrior does bring with him or her a fair number of gadgets and mobile devices, all in the name of being connected to the rest of the world, not to mention ready to meet any kind of unforeseen circumstances with a technological solution at hand. Well, one thing is for sure — as the sheer amount of functionality increases with each of these new generation devices, the battery l
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Skybuds wireless earbuds are ready to rock and roll We all love our music. After all, music does get the body moving, not to mention it is a way to recover emotionally and mentally with the right kind of tunes. Just step into any spa, and the soothing background music would then do its job of bringing you to another place mentally, as you lose yourself in the massage and environment. Having said that, some of us are unable to live without any musi
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Report: Eye scanning capabilities coming to the iPhone in 2018 Touch ID brought major changes to how people unlock their iPhones, but it doesn’t appear as if Apple is stopping there. We initially reported that Apple was developing an eye scanning technology back in 2014, but a new report today says the capability could be launching to the public as soon as 2018. more… Filed under: Apple
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World Youth Day: ‘It brings so much hope to a world in despair’ The BBC asked three young people attending World Youth Day to keep video diaries of their experiences.
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Protectionism Runs Rampant at DNC. And, Sadly, at RNC. So here’s Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) tweet after speaking at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. It sums up a lot of what’s wrong with the way politicians think about jobs and economic growth: Where are his “tremendous” Trump products made? Bangladesh, Turkey, India, Slovenia, China. #DemsInPhilly pic.twitter.com/H7e9BdY3Tg — Bob Casey Jr. (@Bob_Casey) July 26, 2016 Grant Ca
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Sarah Silverman: ‘To the Bernie or Bust People, You Are Being Ridiculous’ Comedian Sarah Silverman—a proud supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders’s campaign—urged the various factions of the Democratic Party to unite around Hillary Clinton in her speech at the Democratic National Convention Monday night. Silverman said that although she was “proud to be a part of Bernie’s movement,” it was time to pack it in. “To the Bernie or bust people, you are being ridicu
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The California Delegation’s Hillary Haters If you are watching the Democratic National Convention at home, you may notice that most any time a new speaker talks about why we should unify behind Hillary Clinton, or merely says her name out loud, there is a minority chorus of boos emanating from the side of the stage. That’s about 30 percent of the California delegation, and I just spent an hour sitting next to them, and boy do some of them
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USB-C Multi-Port Hub revealed How many of us happen to have so many accessories for our computers, so much so that it is more or less impossible to make sure that there are enough USB ports to go around on our Ultrabooks or notebooks? Why, the USB hub might not be the sexiest peripheral to have around the home, but it sure as heck can be considered to be a vital addition to any road warrior, as you can never have too many USB
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Patients with low risk prostate cancer on active surveillance experience good quality of lifeActive surveillance (AS) has become an increasingly important alternative to surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation treatment for men diagnosed with low risk prostate cancer. However, what is the impact of AS on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients selected or opting for this conservative form of disease management? New research found that patients on AS who were tracked for three years
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‘iceberg’ by harow is a stool-side table frozen in time it represents a willingness to freeze in time the aesthetic and depth of the arctic landscape in a blue and white palette. The post ‘iceberg’ by harow is a stool-side table frozen in time appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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US silence over coalition’s reported deadly bombing in Manbij, Syria puzzles Moscow – Churkin The US-led anti-terror coalition in Syria has been “astonishingly” silent about recent reports claiming dozens of civilian casualties in Manbij were caused by its airstrikes, Russia’s UN Ambassador said, expressing fears that the probe could be scuttled. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Disability advocate Anastasia Somoza takes on Donald Trump in inspiring DNC speechDonald Trump has offended multiple groups this election, including, but not limited to, people with disabilities. During a long and often chaotic Democratic National Convention on Monday night, international disability rights advocate Anastasia Somoza came on stage and delivered one of the most inspiring speeches of the evening. SEE ALSO: Watch Demi Lovato get real about mental illness at the DNC
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Selective sensing of harmful molecules with light Scientists are developing more highly sensitive devices for the detection of biological and chemical compounds.
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How Google Street View lets people reconnect with lost loved ones Technology is changing the way we connect with our family and friends, so it only makes sense that it would also change how we remember them — something Google Street View is facilitating in surprising new ways. In recent years, more and more users of Street View have been harnessing the power of the service’s time shift feature, which allows you to move backward and forward in time to sometimes
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What Cory Booker Gets Wrong About Tolerance and Love The crowd at the Democratic National Convention loved New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker’s primetime speech on Monday night: his remarks earned a standing ovation and drew immediate comparison’s to then-Sen. Barack Obama’s 2004 convention speech, which catapulted him to political celebrity status. Booker’s speech was well-liked, but it wasn’t very good. It was filled with contradictory platitudes, and m
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Rep. Barbara Lee: I Didn’t Support Libya Intervention, But I Support Hillary Clinton Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) is perhaps best known for casting the one vote in Congress against the Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) in Afghanistan days after 9/11. For her vote of conscience, she was pilloried by a traumatized, terrified, and hyper-patriotic American populace . She defended her bold and lonely vote on the floor of the House by arguing that “military action
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Entrepreneurship Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 25 July 2016.
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Austrian Capital Theory Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 25 July 2016.
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Simple process extends milk’s shelf life by weeks A new process could drastically improve milk’s staying power. Researchers at Purdue University have developed a quick-fire way to add several weeks of shelf life to milk and make it generally safer to consume. The process improves upon pasteurization, which extends shelf life to about two to three weeks, and brings the length of time milk can be safely stored in the fridge up to around seven week
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Erdogan says Turkish people want death penalty reintroduced, slams EU for ‘inaction’Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said his government would ensure that the Turkish people’s “call” to reinstate the death penalty in wake of the failed coup is heard despite the EU’s warning that it would bring accession talks to a halt. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Machine learning helped create a new map of the human brain (Tomorrow Daily 396 show notes) – CNET Medicine is still using a brain map created in the early 1900s, but this new version adds almost 100 new regions.
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Chicago police arrest 6 people involved in string of fraudulent purchases from local Apple Stores Six New York residents were charged today after authorities discovered they were attempting to make fraudulent purchases at various Apple retail locations in the Chicago area. According to the Chicago Tribune , the six people were charged in “an organized criminal enterprise.” more… Filed under: Apple
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Optimizing Monday Night Football The NFL’s schedule makers face a lot of uncertainty when they sit down every spring to put together the next season’s Monday Night Football schedule. read more
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Facebook takes down footage from child ‘torture’ report Facebook wants to be in the news business, but it’s finding that being a media platform is harder than it looks. On Monday evening, ABC news program Four Corners delivered a report that detailed the shocking abuse of child detainees in the Northern Territory. It included footage of teenagers being tear gassed and one boy being bound in a manner that would not look out of place in Guantanamo Bay,
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Bangladesh police kill nine suspected militants in raid Bangladesh police kill nine suspected Islamist militants after a gun battle in the capital Dhaka, officials say.
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Feds To Deploy Anti-Drone Software Near Wildfires An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Hill: Federal officials are launching a new “geofencing” program to alert drone pilots when they’re flying too close to wildfire prevention operations. The Department of Interior said Monday it would deploy software warnings to pilots when their drones pose a risk to the aircraft used by emergency responders fighting wildfires. The agency said
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Michelle Obama throws shade at Twitter, it adores her anyway – CNET The first lady takes a subtle dig at the Twitter echo chamber, but social media can’t get enough of her curtain-raiser at the Democratic National Convention.
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‘I look forward to roll call’: Sanders addresses disappointment of his supporters Senator Sanders enjoyed a thunderous response from his supporters Monday night at the Democratic National Convention. Many could not hold back tears of disappointment. Having gone through the cornerstones of his campaign, Sanders praised Clinton as an “outstanding” president-to-be. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Japan stabbing horror: ‘Bag of bloody knives’ carried by attacker after disabled facility rampage A suspect detained after a stabbing attack in Japan was carrying a bag full of knives and other sharp tools, according to the latest reports. He was allegedly able to kill and injure a third of the patients at a facility for the disabled near Tokyo. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Suicide as protest More than 30 members of the Dalit community in India’s western Gujarat state took an extreme step to draw attention to allegations of injustice.
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Inside Genomics Pioneer Craig Venter’s Latest Production His startup is using data to unlock the connections between DNA and illness.
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Finland calls on WADA to check Norwegian skiers with asthma for doping Finland is urging the world anti-doping watchdog to turn its attention to Norwegian skiers suffering from asthma and carry out a thorough examination for banned substances. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Bernie Sanders hits Donald Trump with sick bern on Twitter Bernie Sanders took no guff from anyone as he closed out the first night of the Democratic National Convention . Especially not from Donald Trump. The reality television star and Republican presidential candidate chose to lob barbs at Democrats from the safety of his own Twitter account all night. He called Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas,” he trotted out the new nickname “Hillary ‘Ro
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Why a “Dollar” Should Only Be a Name for a Unit of Gold Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rss Why a “Dollar” Should Only Be a Name for a Unit of Gold Business Cycles Monetary Theory 0 Views Prior to 1933, the name “dollar” was used to refer to a unit of gold that had a weight of 23.22 grains. Since there are 480 grains in one ounce, this means that the name dollar also stood for 0.048 ounce of gold. This in turn, means that one ounce of
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Deals of Note: July 26, 2016 How to save on a polyester compression shirt, a summer button-up and an Xbox One bundle. … Read More »
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5 Free Tools to Reduce File Size of Videos, MP3s, PDFs, & Images Technology has always been about efficiency. No matter how powerful our processors get, reducing the size of the file will help in quicker speeds, whether it’s loading a video on the Internet or transferring a bunch of files. The bad news is that most of our files are not optimized for efficiency. There’s a lot of junk data in there which could be removed without noticeably affecting the quality.
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Today in Gear: July 26, 2016 Running shorts that will protect your smartphone, a water-resistant briefcase, an incredibly rare Apple computer at auction and much more. … Read More »
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Arkansas lethal injection drug likely from Pfizer subsidiary Arkansas’ secrecy laws didn’t keep photos of a drug used in the state’s lethal injection protocol from offering some inadvertent transparency. A Pfizer subsidiary is now thought to be the provider, despite the company’s prior statements to the contrary. Read Full Article at RT.com
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New California law requires registration of all 3D-printed guns Signed into law last week by California Governor Jerry Brown, anyone that attempts to create a homemade firearm with technology like a 3D printer will be required to apply for a serial number from the state’s Department of Justice. This new law is also designed to close a loophole that’s allowed gun enthusiasts to sell “unfinished receivers;” items like the core frame of a firearm as well as ammu
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NASA is going to map the surface of asteroid Bennu – CNET The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft travelling to asteroid Bennu will be equipped with a variety of instruments to provide a full map of the surface.
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Blink controlled camera provides recipe for awkward moments As we move to document every single waking minute of our lives, there’s a real risk of missing the perfect shot of that dog/latte/kid/sunset in the time it takes to reach our phones. Blincam is designed to remove that awkward fumbling from mobile photography, instead allowing users to capture photos by winking or blinking. .. Continue Reading Blink controlled camera provides recipe for awkward mo
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Hydrogel and nanoparticle surgical microbots EPFL scientist Selman Sakar teamed up with Hen-Wei Huang and Bradley Nelson at ETHZ to develop a simple and versatile method for building such bio-inspired robots and equipping them with advanced features. They also created a platform for testing several robot designs and studying different modes of locomotion. Their work, published in Nature Communications, produced complex reconfigurable micror
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Water tunnels beneath Mexican tomb carried ancient Mayan ruler away to the underworldNot long before his demise in 683 AD, the ancient ruler Pakal ordered what was one of the Mayan’s most ambitious construction projects. The magnificent, nine-level Temple of the Inscriptions went on to house his body for centuries, but it was the intricate stone carvings found in the tomb that have inspired debate about the king’s plans for the afterlife. Archaeologists have now unearthed a netwo
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Vodafone heads for New England with mobile blackspot rollout Vodafone is adding a total of 26 new sites in the New England region, of which 18 will fall under the government’s mobile blackspot program and the other eight will be of the company’s own funding.
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Illinois Republican lawmaker resigns, cites Facebook and Twitter hacks (Reuters) – A prominent Illinois Republican has resigned from the state legislature, citing multiple incidents of fake Facebook and Twitter accounts set up in his name in recent weeks. “After some cyber security issues arose, I began to re-evaluate my continued public service,” Representative Ron Sandack, House Republican floor leader, said in a resignation letter dated Sunday and provided on Mon
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Spacious and Open Tiny Home With the summer in full swing in the Western hemisphere, tiny homes are gaining in popularity again. Especially since such homes make great off- or on-grid vacation cabins. And an excellent example is the new creation by the company New Frontier Tiny Homes of Nashville. It’s small, but opens up on both sides, which lets in plenty of fresh air and brings the occupants closer to nature. The tiny ho
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Twitter kicks off marketing campaign to help you get a grip on what it is Twitter is about “what’s happening” states the company in a new marketing campaign aimed at clarifying what the social network is primarily used for. In fact, that term “social network” may be the cause of confusion among those of us who simply cant get our heads around the platform. In its blog post announcing the elaborate digital ad campaign, Twitter claims that the people who don’t use it thi
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New light rendering technique ups the realism of computer generated images It’s already nigh on impossible to pick computer generated graphics in the latest blockbusters, but the job is set to get even harder thanks to researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). They’ve developed a graphics algorithm that not only realistically models light reflecting off complex surfaces like water, leather, glass, and metal, but which also runs about 100 times faste
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1,800 foreign offenders have dodged UK deportation for over 5 yrs – Home Office Nearly 6,000 foreign criminals set to be deported are still living in the UK after serving jail sentences, the Home Office revealed, responding to a parliamentary question by Labour MP Keith Vaz. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Avid Japanese gamer transforms room into an impressive arcade zone As far as obsessions go, this is by far the coolest we’ve seen. Japanese Twitter user @Sora12153128 has a room that a gamer would give an arm to live in. The post was captioned with a shout-out to his mother that read: “Don’t get angry, mum.” According to RocketNews24 , the Yamagata native spent a year decking out his room with arcade machines. There’s no word on exactly how much the &q
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Distinct stages of thinking revealed by brain activity patterns Durations of four stages associated with problem solving and corresponding MRI images. In the four example problems (left), the arrows denote new mathematical operators that participants had learned. Color coding reflects the durations of the stages. (credit: John R. Anderson et al./Psychological Science) Using neuroimaging data, Carnegie Mellon University researchers have identified four distinc
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Somalia attack: Twin car bombs explode by Mogadishu airport At least 13 people have been killed in two car bomb attacks near the main entrance of the airport in Mogadishu, Somali police say.
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US election: Michelle Obama denounces Trump ‘hate’ US first lady Michelle Obama delivers a rebuke to Republican Donald Trump and gives an impassioned endorsement of Hillary Clinton at the Democratic convention.
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Man levitates on terrifying gasoline-powered flying carpet Eight petrol-powered heavy duty propellers, one tube lattice frame, a simple seat and a hobby-grade R/C controller wired in. What could possibly go wrong? This Swedish engineer displays a pair of colossal cojones as he puts his home-made flying carpet multirotor to the test. .. Continue Reading Man levitates on terrifying gasoline-powered flying carpet Category: Aircraft Tags: Crazy Manned multir
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Sanders’ speech draws cheers, tears — and Trump tweets – CNET Senator Bernie Sanders makes a strong case for his no-longer-rival Hillary Clinton. He also spells out that he and Donald Trump agree on nothing. Trump can’t keep quiet.
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US State Dept authorizes voluntary departure of staff’s family members in Turkey after failed coup The US embassy in Ankara said on Tuesday that the State Department has allowed the family of staff members to leave the country at will. The statement comes amid a state of emergency imposed after the failed coup that took place on July 15. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Hot news flash! Menopause, insomnia accelerate aging Two separate UCLA studies reveal that menopause and the insomnia that often accompanies it make women age faster. read more
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Dirty water stunts millions of Indian children: study India is home to the world’s largest number of stunted children due to a lack of toilets, dirty water and poor hygiene, according to a new study published on Tuesday.
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Chinese army bans Hong Kong’s Pokemon players from barracks The Chinese army garrisoned in Hong Kong has warned people searching for Pikachu and other virtual monsters to stay off their premises, as Pokemon Go mania sweeps the smartphone-obsessed city.
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Snowden designs ‘spy-proof’ smartphone case American whistleblower Edward Snowden has teamed up with hacker Andrew “Bunnie” Huang to design a modified iPhone 6 case that warns users when information is being monitored or stolen.
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Instagram’s new feature wants to make you a video star Instagram is going to start pushing you to watching more videos, rolling out a new section in its Explore tab that will recommended clips. Users in the US have been playing with this feature for several weeks, but from today the rest of the world will get a new channel called “Videos you might like” which will sit at the top of the Explore page. Explore is Instagram’s tool for helping y
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How to Bypass Twitter’s 140 Character Limit With Storm It Some welcome changes are coming to Twitter, with replies, links, and media attachments no longer counting towards your 140 character limit. Even with these changes, sticking to Twitter’s 140 character limit is a challenge, especially if you’re trying to get a coherent argument out about something complex. While some third-party services provide a way to get past that limit, they require your foll
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Libyan swimmer crowdfunds her way to the Summer Olympics in Rio We’ve previously heard about individuals crowdfunding their way through school or other less noble initiatives, but it’s not often we come across world class athletes using such platforms to earn a chance to compete. 17-year-old Daniah Hagul from Libya has successfully completed a crowdfunding campaign that will see her attend the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio set to take place in August. The young
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This Insane DNC Is the Convention the Internet Made If you didn’t see the convention outcry among Sanders supporters coming, you haven’t been online this election season. The post This Insane DNC Is the Convention the Internet Made appeared first on WIRED .
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Vibrating boots to help astronauts keep their footing Research has shown that the low gravity on the Moon can actually make it harder to stay upright as it is harder for astronauts to distinguish up from down. The pressure suits that don’t let astronaut’s see their feet and their bulky boots don’t help proceedings and puts them at constant risk of tripping for a potentially fatal fall. To keep future explorers on their feet, MIT researchers are deve
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Big Pharma boss Shkreli attacks Bernie Sanders on Twitter, senator fails to take bait Possibly the most hated man in America, Big Pharma baron Martin Shkreli has become embroiled in a one-sided Twitter slanging match with Bernie Sanders. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Canadian woman arrested for shooting at Pokémon Go players A Canadian woman was driven so mad by the Pokémon Go crowd stalking her apartment building that she climbed onto the rooftop and shot at the players with a pellet gun. She was arrested soon after the incident. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Harry Potter book breaks US record It’s been nine years since the last book in J. K. Rowling’s series, but pre-orders for a upcoming play script have broken all kinds of records.
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Nokia Planning to Come Back With a Bang The first set of Android phones from Nokia are not going to be entry-level push overs.
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Brickbat: Rough Crowd Quebec’s Human Rights Council has ordered comedian Mike Ward to pay $35,000 to a singer he made jokes about in his standup act. Jeremy Gabriel has a condition which causes facial deformities. Ward joked he defended Gabriel’s poor performance when singing before the Pope Benedict XVI because he thought he was dying only to find out he was not. The court ruled Ward’s remarks infringed on Gabriel’s
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Biologists home in on paleo gut for clues to our evolutionary history Berkeley CA (SPX) Jul 26, 2016 For all the anxiety today about the bacteria in our gut being under constant assault by antibiotics, stress and bad diets, it turns out that a lot of the bacteria in our intestines have been with us for at least 15 million years, since we were pre-human apes. A new comparison of the gut microbiomes of humans, chimps (our closest ancestor), bonobos and gorillas shows
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Stanford researchers reveal cost-effective path to drought resiliency Stanford CA (SPX) Jul 26, 2016 Strained by drought in recent years, California desperately needs more resilient water supplies. An affordable solution that provides a wide range of benefits is within reach, according to a new Stanford study. Published in San Francisco Estuary and Watershed, the study reveals the costs and benefits of using groundwater recharge and storage across the state. This pr
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ISRO to use radar imaging satellite to locate missing IAF plane Chennai (IANS) Jul 26, 2016 The Indian space agency will be using its Radar Imaging Satellite (RISAT) that can see through the clouds to locate the missing Indian Air Force (IAF) plane that went missing on Friday morning with 29 people on board, said its chief on Saturday. “We will be using RISAT to locate the missing aircraft. The satellite can take pictures both during the day and night. It
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Mines hydrology research provides ‘missing link’ in water modeling Golden CO (SPX) Jul 26, 2016 Groundbreaking research on global water supply co-authored by Colorado School of Mines Hydrology Professor Reed Maxwell and alumna Laura Condon, now assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Syracuse University, appears in the July 22 issue of Science Magazine. The paper, “Connections between groundwater flow and transportation partitioning&quo
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Oceanographers grow, sequence genome of ocean microbe important to climate changeSeattle WA (SPX) Jul 26, 2016 Sea turtles and whales may be the charismatic critters of the sea, but the true kingpins of the ocean make up 98 percent of the ocean’s biomass – and yet individually are too small to see with the naked eye. These are marine microbes, a diverse group of organisms that includes microalgae, viruses, bacteria and archaea. They serve as the base of the marine food chain a
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A recent pause in Antarctic Peninsula warming London, UK (SPX) Jul 26, 2016 The rapid warming of the Antarctic Peninsula, which occurred from the early-1950s to the late 1990s, has paused. Stabilisation of the ozone hole along with natural climate variability were significant in bringing about the change. Together these influences have now caused the peninsula to enter a temporary cooling phase. Temperatures remain higher than measured during
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India to launch EO satellite jointly developed with US in 2021 Chennai (IANS) Jul 26, 2016 The Indian space agency and US NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory are jointly working on the development of Dual Frequency (L and S band) Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Imaging Satellite named as NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR), slated to be completed and launched by 2021, parliament was told on Thursday. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will be re
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Nearly 300 dead or missing from China flooding: media Beijing (AFP) July 25, 2016 Torrential rain lashing northern China in the past week has left nearly 300 people dead or missing and displaced hundreds of thousands, official media reported Monday. As of Monday morning more than half a million people in the hardest-hit provinces of Henan and Hebei had been displaced, with 125,000 people in urgent need of basic assistance, said Xinhua news agency, ci
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Colombia declares its Zika epidemic over Bogota (AFP) July 25, 2016 Colombia declared Monday its Zika epidemic is over, but warned that the mosquito-borne virus, which is blamed for causing brain damage in babies, would continue circulating on a smaller scale. Colombia has been the second hardest-hit country by the disease after Brazil, with nearly 100,000 cases and at least 21 babies born with microcephaly, or abnormally small heads. Bu
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Comic-Con Gives Us a Glimpse of the U.S.S. Discovery It’s time again for an intergalactic adventure!
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Has “Terror” Been an Important Factor in Shaping Russian Cities? Perspective view of the Zamoskvorechye district of Moscow. Image Courtesy of Strelka Magazine In this interview Nadya Nilina , a Russian architect, urban planner and educator specialising in large-scale masterplanning and historical preservation, traces the formation of Russian discourse on urbanism and discusses what goals might be set for the future of urbanisation in the country. Alongside Pro
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Germany’s U.N. peacekeepers to use Heron 1 drones Paris (UPI) Jul 21, 2016 Airbus Defense and Space is to provide surveillance drones to the German military for use in their deployment to Mali as part of a United Nations peacekeeping mission. The Heron 1 unmanned aerial vehicles will be leased from Israel Aerospace Industries and operated by Airbus. “A major success factor for this new assignment is our experience gained in more than 2,300 m
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Iran destroys 100,000 satellite dishes Tehran (AFP) July 24, 2016 Iran destroyed 100,000 satellite dishes and receivers on Sunday as part of a widespread crackdown against the illegal devices that authorities say are morally damaging, a news website reported. The destruction ceremony took place in Tehran in the presence of General Mohammad Reza Naghdi, head of Iran’s Basij militia, who warned of the impact that satellite television was
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Lockheed demonstrates LRASM’s surface launch capability Orlando, Fla. (UPI) Jul 21, 2016 Lockheed Martin has successfully conducted a controlled flight test of the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile, or LRASM, at the Point Mugu Sea Range in California, the company announced Thursday. It was the third successful surface-launched LRASM test, proving the missile’s ability to load mission data using the modified Tactical Tomahawk Weapon Control System, Lockheed
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Virtek’s graphene-winged Prospero drone to take flight Waterloo, Ontario (UPI) Jul 15, 2016 Virtek Vision Interational is publicly debuting the first graphene-wing drone this week at the Farnborough Airshow, the company announced. The flight of the Prospero drone is a research collaboration with the University of Central Lancashire and the University of Manchester, Virtek said in a statement. Graphene, a sheet of carbon one atom thick, is strong while
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ISRO to launch weather satellite next month Chennai (IANS) Jul 26, 2016 India will launch a weather satellite next month with its heavy rocket, the geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle (GSLV-Mk II), Indian space agency chief A.S. Kiran Kumar said here on Friday. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch INSAT-3DR next month with its GSLV rocket, said Kiran Kumar at the Madras Institute of Technology Alumni Association mee
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Scientists attempt to explain Neptune atmosphere’s wobble Oxford, England (UPI) Jul 22, 2016 Astronomers have been monitoring the oscillating brightness of Neptune’s atmosphere for the last 40 years. Using the data, a new study in the journal Nature Communications attempts to explain the planet’s unique atmospheric wobbles. It takes 165 years for Neptune to complete a single orbit around the sun. That means each season on the distant blue planet lasts ab
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Intelsat 33e arrives at the Spaceport for Arianespace’s August launch with Ariane 5 Kourou, French Guiana (ESA) Jul 26, 2016 One of two Intelsat satellites that will be orbited on Arianespace’s next Ariane 5 mission has been delivered to the Spaceport, advancing pre-launch activities for this August 24 heavy-lift flight to the payload preparation phase. Intelsat 33e “touched down” in French Guiana yesterday, arriving at Felix Eboue Airport near Cayenne aboard a chartere
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India Set to Test Domestically-Produced Scramjet Engine in Third Quarter New Delhi (Sputnik) Jul 26, 2016 In a bid to position itself as a competitive provider of launch services, India has developed a new rocket capable of doing the job faster and at a lower cost. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), India’s space program, will soon test faster, cheaper, better rockets to cater to more satellite customers around the world. Dr. Jitendra Singh, India’s Minister of
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A ‘matryoshka’ in the interstellar medium La Laguna, Spain (SPX) Jul 26, 2016 As if it were one of the known Russian dolls, a group of astronomers, led by researchers at the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, (IAC) has found the first known case of three supernova remnants one inside the other. Using the programme BUBBLY, a method developed within the group for detecting huge expanding bubbles of gas in interstellar space, they were ob
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US Plan to Diversify Expendable Space Launch Vehicles Being Questioned Washington DC (Sputnik) Jul 26, 2016 The US Air Force strategy to encourage different companies to provide competing first stage rocket boosters for launching satellites into orbit is being questioned as potentially unsustainable, a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report said on Friday. “[Q]uestions have been raised about whether competition among US launch providers is sustainable giv
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A new key to understanding molecular evolution in space Sapporo, Japan (SPX) Jul 26, 2016 Scientists at Hokkaido University have revealed temperature-dependent energy-state conversion of molecular hydrogen on ice surfaces, suggesting the need for a reconsideration of molecular evolution theory. Molecular hydrogen, the most abundant element in space, is created when two hydrogen atoms bond on minute floating ice particles. It has two energy states: orth
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SSL to provide robotic arms to DARPA for satellite servicing Palo Alto CA (SPX) Jul 26, 2016 Space Systems Loral (SSL), a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems, today announced it has received $20.7 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to design and build robotic arm flight hardware for the agency’s Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS) program. SSL is receiving the funds through MDA U
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Alien Solar System Boasts Tightly Spaced Planets, Unusual Orbits Melbourne FL (SPX) Jul 26, 2016 Tightly spaced planets inside an alien solar system known as Kepler-80 boast a rare orbital configuration. The study was led by Mariah MacDonald as an undergraduate with Darin Ragozzine, an assistant professor of physics and space sciences, both at Florida Institute of Technology. The unusual planetary array highlighted in the study deepens the ongoing examination o
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Stop calling to ‘lock up’ Clinton, Sanders campaign manager tells Bernie’s supporters Bernie Sanders’ campaign manager says Democrats should stop calling for Hillary Clinton to be jailed. The Vermont senator’s supporters have gone ballistic over leaked DNC emails which show an anti-Sanders bias and pro-Clinton collusion among officials. Read Full Article at RT.com
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STEKO Wooden Blocks Create a Cozy Home in Scenic Slovakian Hills Combining tradition with modern aesthetics and cutting-edge modular design that makes building of homes a lot faster and easier, this Wooden Brick House by Jaro Krobot is a marvel in more ways than one. Nestled in in Lučatín , Slovakia and built on a lot that was home to an older brick structure and a wooden barn, the new residence mimics the previous, classic edifices in its silhouette and overa
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Microsoft investigating significant Surface Pro 3 battery issues Microsoft is investigating widespread reports of battery issues with its line of Surface Pro 3 devices. Reports of Surface Pro 3 battery drain originated back in May, and some users are now reporting that their devices only last up to an hour after a full charge. It’s not clear exactly what’s causing the issues, but most Surface Pro 3 users who are experiencing the problems have SIMPLO batteries
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Handmade MPavilion will be the largest bamboo structure ever built in Australia The 282-square-meter MPavilion 2016 designs have a rustic charm owing to its use of plant and earth-based materials. The roof and awning will be made of karvi panels, created from a mix of cow dung and earth, and will be supported by a 2.4-meter-high colonnade of bamboo columns. White lime daub will be applied to waterproof the structure. A 12-meter-tall tazia, an ornamental tower used in Indian c
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VAIO’s new ‘fashionable’ laptops have pretty colors, low specs, and high prices The resurrected VAIO has gone for the premium and businessy ends of the market with most of its laptops so far, but the company’s latest announcement targets different customers altogether — albeit customers that still have quite a lot of money to spend. The C15 series’ main selling point is its striking range of colorways, including white/copper, navy/grey, yellow/black, and orange/khaki options
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bruit du frigo’s kinotour wagon is a mobile cinema which captures everyday scenarios the portable cinema allows one to see everyday situations as a succession of intertwined moments. The post bruit du frigo’s kinotour wagon is a mobile cinema which captures everyday scenarios appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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Turkish government ‘to work with opposition’ on new constitution The Turkish government is ready to work with all the main opposition parties in drafting a new constitution, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Monday, after months of deadlock on the issue.
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This Pokémon Go app for Android alerts you anytime there’s Pokémon to catch nearby If you’ve been struggling on your quest to catch ’em all in Pokémon Go, PokeNotify is certain to help you step up your hunting game. Available for Android, it’s an app for the smash-hit AR game that sends you notifications anytime there are Pokémon in your vicinity, completely eliminating the need to keep the Go app open and drain your phone’s battery. What makes PokeNotify especially nifty is th
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XEI Scientific Partners with Electron Microscopy Sciences to Promote and Sell its Products in North and South America XEI Scientific, Inc., the world leader in remote RF plasma cleaning of carbon contamination in SEM, FIB, and other vacuum chambers, is pleased to announce an exclusive partnership with EMS, Electron…
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Confirmed: Hailo sells 60% of company to Daimler as it merges with MyTaxi Some more movement and consolidation is afoot in the on-demand transportation industry, specifically in Europe. Today, Hailo is announcing that it has sold 60% of its company to Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler, and Hailo will merge its and rebrand its operations under MyTaxi, another on-demand ride-sharing company that was acquired by Daimler subsidiary Moovel in 2014. The merged… Read More
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‘I don’t want to use 4-letter words’: Russian FM slams reporter over DNC leak claims Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has blasted a reporter over her question on allegations that Russia was behind the DNC email leaks. Lavrov had a concise reply, stating: “I don’t want to use four-letter words.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Forget the lesser evil, fight for greater good’: Jill Stein pitches Bernie backers at DNC (VIDEO) Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein made a direct appeal to Bernie Sanders supporters – and the Vermont Senator himself – during a Monday rally near the Democratic National Convention (DNC). Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Jason Bourne’ is a brutal, soulless slog that feels like punishment Some people may enjoy sitting through Jason Bourne , though it will by hard to fathom why. The return of Matt Damon and writer/director Paul Greengrass is a soulless, sensually deadening time-suck, like watching a stranger play a video game you used to think was fun while someone vigorously shakes the screen, or perhaps your head. That’s what it feels like walking out — like someone just batted y
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How to View Every Mobile App You’ve Ever Downloaded With so many amazing apps on Android, iOS, and Windows Phone, it can be tough to keep track of everything that you’ve downloaded. If you often download apps to test-drive them and then forget about them, you might forget to put them on a new phone when you get one. Fortunately, every mobile platform keeps a list of apps you’ve downloaded, letting you know whether you’ve tried one before — and mor
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AMD has just put an SSD on a graphics card AMD has announced a new range of affordable Radeon Pro WX graphics solutions for workstations and professional use, along with a fresh graphics card – the Radeon Pro SSG – which runs with a whole new concept of incorporating a large SSD to power up its performance. So let’s start with the latter, as doubtless that’s the one which has immediately grabbed your attention. Obviously a graphics card c
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Android now pinpoints your location when you call the emergency services After you’ve placed a call to the emergency services, the way you describe your location can be the difference between life and death – but Google wants to take away human error and make it easier for the police, ambulance and fire services to find you Android will now send your location whenever you place a mobile call to the emergency services to help track you down quickly and easily. It will
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We Wonder how this will go? New startup has futuristic gaming phone aspirations You don’t need to be an industry mogul to understand it’s hard, bordering on the impossible, to become a hit smartphone manufacturer these days. The market is just too crowded, and the endeavor too expensive. However, that doesn’t stop companies from trying, and the latest is likely to be a startup called Wonder , which may be working on a high performance device with a VR twist that will appeal
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Hiden Gas Analysers at the SIMB Annual Meeting Research and development facilities around the world have chosen Hiden’s QGA and HPR-20 atmospheric pressure gas analysis systems to facilitate high sensitivity, fast response studies of process…
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FEI and Cornell University Collaborate to Commercialize New EMPAD Detector Speed, sensitivity and dynamic range will enable multichannel atomic-scale imaging and analysis of material properties such as electric and magnetic fields. FEI (NASDAQ: FEIC) and Cornell…
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European restaurant delivery startup Take Eat Easy ceases trading as it tries to find a buyerThe restaurant food delivery wars in Europe were always going to get messy and the latest casualty is Take Eat Easy. Despite celebrating its 1 millionth order last week, the Brussels-headquartered startup has ceased trading and will file for “juridical restructuring” after it failed to raise a much-needed Series C round and has run out of money. Read More
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[Flash sale ING] Top brand-Elephone One such lesser-known OEM is Elephone , and the company produces great products at surprisingly low prices. And in case you are looking for your next phone without wanting to create a hole in your pocket, then Elephone’s Flash Sale is just the thing you need. Elephone will be offering two excellent options to choose from, and you can pick the phone which suits your needs and your wallet too. Let’
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Two more arrested in Nice in connection with Bastille Day attack French police arrested two men in connection with the Bastille Day massacre in Nice which left 84 people dead, a source close to the investigation said Tuesday, bringing to seven the number of people detained since the July 14 attack.
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Hip Deep Tissue Massager provides soothing relief Some of us happen to work in jobs that do have a whole lot more stress than others, but of course, the monetary remuneration is more often than not makes up for it. However, all of that stress could prove to be destructive in the long run to our bodies physically, and it is nice to unwind once in a while with a massage . If you are single and visiting a masseuse is not your cup of tea, then what
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Apple’s Electric Car Project To Be Led By Bob Mansfield An anonymous reader writes: Long-time Apple executive Bob Mansfield will lead Apple’s electric car project, according to the Wall Street Journal. TechCrunch reports: “Mansfield stepped down from the Apple executive board in 2013, yet stayed around the company to work on, what Apple called, special projects. In this role he was reporting directly to Apple CEO Tim Cook. One of Mansfield’s proje
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Buy: Olive Leaf Tea Along with tasting delicious, Steep Echo’s all-natural teas are also healthy. Olive leaf tea contains a super-powerful compound called oleuropein with potency almost double that of green tea extract. Oleuropein boosts the immune system and energy levels…… Continue Reading…
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With a name like that, what else could it be? Flashback to the late 1980s, when this pilot fish is a tech support manager for a regional bank, so he knows all the brand names that matter in his data center. “I was friends with a couple, one of whom worked for Attachmate ,” fish says. “I was well aware of that company and what it did — providing products for mainframe IBM 3270 terminal emulation on PCs. But that was something
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Astronomers find new, ancient source of gravitational lensing Light from a distant galaxy can be strongly bent by the gravitational influence of a foreground galaxy. That effect is called strong gravitational lensing. Normally a single galaxy is lensed at a time. The same foreground galaxy can – in theory – simultaneously lens multiple background galaxies. Although extremely rare, such a lens system offers a unique opportunity to probe the fundamental physic
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Ceramiche Refin launches Wide tile collection with line-drawn patterns Dezeen promotion: Italian brand Ceramiche Refin has created a new collection of slate-like porcelain tiles , including versions featuring patterns of lines and grids that look as if they were hand-drawn in chalk (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Home control from your wrist: 10 great smart-home apps for the Apple Watch The Apple Watch puts your smart-home devices within reach Plenty has been said about how the Apple Watch changes the way we do everything from working out to making purchases. What’s been glossed over is that it’s also ideal for interacting with our homes. Simple interfaces like tapping, pressing, swiping, and glancing make for a fluid way to access and control smart-home products. And it’s alway
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Gionee M6, M6 Plus promise ultimate privacy, huge batteries These days, privacy is no longer a simple matter and people, especially in “hot” areas can no longer simply presume their comings and goings aren’t being monitored. While there are things like VPNs to keep Web traffic safe and private, the same cannot be said about smartphones. Chinese manufacturer Gionee believes that the market is ready, and in fact hungry, … Continue reading
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Flipkart acquires Jabong for $70 million to create India’s biggest online fashion retailerIndian e-commerce major Flipkart’s online fashion retailer Myntra has acquired its smaller homegrown rival Jabong for $70 million in cash. The acquisition will strengthen Flipkart’s fashion segment against Amazon, which has been doubling down on its investments in the country. SEE ALSO: Amazon launches Prime service in India to woo customers Started by the Germany company Rocket Internet in 2012,
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Turkey’s Erdogan criticises EU over Syria refugee deal Turkey’s President Erdogan accuses the EU of dishonesty over a deal to contain the influx of Syrian refugees.
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Amazon making moves in India, launches Prime service with more coming soon – CNET The launch of same-day delivery option to Indian customers further captures Amazon’s commitment to India.
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Why Hillary Clinton Is So Hard To Trust Even When She’s Telling The Truth Clinton might be more trustworthy than many think, but the more we look for signs that she’s lying, the worse we become at finding them. People don’t trust Hillary Clinton, and no one can agree on why: She’s a woman auditioning for a man’s job and being punished for it ; she’s an opportunistic “establishment” politician in thrall to corporate interests ; she’s more of a listener than a
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Wileyfox: The smartphone startup that wants to outfox the big players Can Cyanogen OS-powered handsets and a lean business model help this British company make a mark on the smartphone market?
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Brussels terror attacks cost Belgian economy almost €1bn Belgium has suffered an almost €1 billion loss in the aftermath of the March 22 Brussels terror attacks, according to a new report cited by local media. Read Full Article at RT.com
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European Commission wants to suspend funding Spain & Portugal The European Union should suspend structural funds to Spain and Portugal after they failed to reduce their budget deficits to below prescribed levels, AFP reports citing a letter from the EU’s executive arm. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Prosecutors seek more control over ex-officials’ income, property Russian prosecutors have prepared a bill that would impose control on civil servants’ incomes, even after they leave their posts. It would also allow for the confiscation of property purchased with unconfirmed funds. Read Full Article at RT.com
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First SLS mission on schedule for fall 2018 launch WASHINGTON — The first launch of NASA’s Space Launch System heavy-lift rocket remains on schedule for the fall of 2018 despite delays in one key element of the Orion spacecraft it will launch. Agency officials, speaking at a meeting of the NASA Advisory Council’s human exploration and operations committee July 25 in Cleveland, said they were making good progress overall in the development of the
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How to Change Default Applications for Files in OS X As with all operating systems, OS X comes with a bunch of standard apps that are used to launch common file formats, such as Pages for text documents, Preview for PDF documents, and QuickTime for videos. But maybe you don’t want to use those apps. If that’s the case, the good news is that changing the default launch application for a particular file type is very easy. Let’s say we want to open te
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Acalvio emerges from stealth with $17M to bring its deception-based cybersecurity system to market Acalvio Technologies, a new start-up made up of cybersecurity veterans, is emerging from some two years of stealth with $17 million in combined series A and B funding and a security product which the team claims leapfrogs existing solutions. The founders believe, and indeed the company is built around the idea, that cybersecurity needs a bit of a reboot. Read More
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Shoulder strap-free backpack aims to be more than a “me 2” design We’ve covered backpacks that swing around front , backpacks that keep tabs on your belongings , packs that charge gadgets and ones that transform into other pieces of kit, like jackets and washing machines . Despite all those features and many more, backpacks virtually always have the same basic structure: a storage pouch hanging off a shoulder or two. The ME-2 dares to be different. This all-new
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Fatal Tiger Mauling Shows What’s Wrong With Animal Parks A woman’s death in China could have been prevented, and it highlights some of the problems with captive animal parks.
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See the Hellscape Created by the Raging Sand Fire The wildfire outside Los Angeles grew to over 33,000 acres over the weekend and is only 10 percent contained, officials say.
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hearO: used tennis ball to Bluetooth speaker hearO breathes new life into retired tennis balls before they end up on the rubbish dump or as Fluffy’s chew toy – by turning them into Bluetooth speakers. The post hearO: used tennis ball to Bluetooth speaker appeared first on Popular Mechanics .
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Hands on: Android apps for Chromebook Google Play is rolling out onto Chromebooks, meaning the web-only operating system will soon offer millions of local applications. Three devices currently offer Android apps for users brave enough to switch to Developer builds of Chrome OS — the Asus Chromebook Flip, the 2015 Chromebook Pixel, and Acer’s Chromebook R11. As it happens, I recently reviewed the Chromebook R 11 , and Digital Trends s
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Effects of Seattle wage hike modest, may be overshadowed by strong economy The lot of Seattle’s lowest-paid workers improved following the city’s minimum wage increase to $11 in 2015, but that was more due to the robust regional economy than the wage hike itself, according to a research team at the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Policy & Governance.
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Study tracing ancestor microorganisms suggests life started in a hydrothermal environmentIt’s one of the greatest mysteries of modern science: how did life begin exactly? While most scientists believe that all lifeforms evolved from a common, primitive ancestor microorganism, the details are blurry. What kinds of genes did this lifeform carry and where did it live? A new study, published in Nature Microbiology, now sheds some light on this early organism and the environment it evolved
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Research team uses nanoparticles to break up plaque and prevent cavities The bacteria that live in dental plaque and contribute to tooth decay often resist traditional antimicrobial treatment, as they can “hide” within a sticky biofilm matrix, a glue-like polymer scaffold.
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$7.5mn military-grade protection: NYPD buys new equipment for patrol officers The shootings of police officers in Baton Rouge and Dallas have prompted the New York Police Department (NYPD) to buy $7.5 million worth of military-grade protection equipment for on-duty officers. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Rusty old ship transformed into a spectacular building filled with plants Related: This pop-up rainwater pavilion in Edinburgh is designed to raise awareness about water Via Dezeen Images courtesy of shinslab architecture and photographer Kim Yong-Gwan
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AMD packs 1TB SSD into a GPU for better VR and gaming AMD for the first time is placing a solid-state drive in a new graphics card in an effort to squeeze every ounce of horsepower out of GPUs for better virtual reality and gaming experiences. The idea is simple: As file sizes get larger, more memory and storage are needed for GPUs to quickly process and deliver graphics. The Radeon Pro Solid State Graphics (SSG) card will have a 1TB SSD, which can
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Street artist creates beautiful, 3D-effect graffiti around Beijing A Chinese artist from Beijing is being hailed as the next Banksy after his raw and moving graffiti work was spotted around the capital city. Qi Xinghua, who graduated from the country’s Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2005, is being recognised for his ability to create 3D scenes on any flat wall. According to an interview Qi did with Vision Times , he wants his paintings to be able to ” heal
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The best hidden features of Windows 10’s Anniversary Update A year’s worth of features within Windows 10 Image by Mark Hachman Since Microsoft rolled out Windows 10 at the end of last July, the company has been busy adding features to the code. Cumulatively, these additions and tweaks have produced the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. (Read our Anniversary Update review here .) To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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Russian AI development could mean machines that understand emotion Russian scientists are reportedly approaching a significant breakthrough in the realm of artificial intelligence. The scientists claim to be approaching a major development that would create machines that are capable of understanding human emotions. The claim comes from the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI Cybernetics Department Prof. Alexi Samsonovich. The claims were made by the scien
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For Children with Autism, Multiple Languages May Be a Boon Most children who learn more than one language gain valuable skills, and researchers say this may also be true for children with autism — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Violence, Terrorism Trending Downward After the recent terror attacks in the United States and Western Europe, as well Iraq and Afghanistan, it would be easy to conclude that the world is becoming more dangerous. The politicians and media have contributed to our growing sense of unease. Donald Trump claims that crime is rising, while Hillary Clinton speaks of a gun violence epidemic. Both, as Nick Gillespie shows, are inaccurate . In
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High Performance, Low Price: Fun Cars Under $25K Even in a world with 200 mph sedans and seven-figure hyper cars, the auto industry has not given up on budget driving fun. … Read More »
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A 1-acre permaculture farm supplies 50 families Swales, polycultures and self-seeding pumpkins. A productive farm that operates on part-time hours.
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Japan knife attack: 19 killed at care centre in Sagamihara Nineteen residents have been killed in a knife attack at a care centre for people with mental disabilities in the Japanese city of Sagamihara.
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How to use iCloud Drive’s new Desktop and Documents access in macOS Sierra With macOS Sierra , iCloud Drive has the ability to automatically save files saved on your Desktop and in your Documents folder to the cloud. Apple says these are the places where most files are saved, so this feature will be very useful for anyone who uses multiple devices. If you want to rely on this feature, make sure you have enough iCloud Drive storage space. All files saved to Desktop and D
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Edward Snowden Just Created A Case That’ll End Government Spying Edward Snowden thinks a whole lot more about phone security than the average joe. This is exactly why he’s teamed up with noted hacker Andrew “Bunnie” Huang, … Read More
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LapDesk Is The Best Way To Work On The Go It’s not easy to find a good surface to work from when you’re away from the office. The road warriors out there have a particular sensitivity to … Read More
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Squarestreet’s SQ31 Aluminum Watch Is Minimally Designed Hotness Not a complicated man? Got a heightened design sensibility? Then you’re probably exactly the sort of guy who’d love to wear the Squarestreet SQ31 Aluminum Watch . … Read More
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Forget Your 55-Inch TV. The Sony XD9 Is Your 100-Inch TV Future. If you’re like most Americans, then you’ve probably had a 55-inch TV for at least a couple of years now. While new TVs have come and gone, … Read More
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Gout diagnostic platform uses computational microscopy to analyze uric acid crystals UCLA researchers have designed a portable imaging system that can diagnose gout, a condition that affects more than 8 million adults in the U.S. alone.
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British Council employee under fire for Facebook rant about Prince George’s ‘white privilege’Each round of release of pictures of Prince George is usually met with excitement and joy — not by this woman though. SEE ALSO: These adorable photos prove that 3-year-old Prince George is still as cute as ever Angela Gibbins, senior employee at the British Council, allegedly made some comments on the young prince on Facebook, accusing him of “white privilege.” She allegedly ranted unde
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time flies with ‘nixie’ – the wearable camera drone that takes off from the wrist the developers have emphasized that ‘nixie’ is intended not only for selfies, but for taking photographs worthy of framing, plus videos. The post time flies with ‘nixie’ – the wearable camera drone that takes off from the wrist appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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‘Corbyn doesn’t get patriotism,’ claims Owen Smith … while defending links to tax avoidance firm Labour leadership challenger Owen Smith MP claims Jeremy Corbyn does not “understand” patriotism. At the same time, Smith is defending himself against claims he took free advice from a firm linked to “industrial scale” tax avoidance. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Palestinian Authority aims to sue Britain for 1917 Balfour Declaration to remove ArabsBritain is responsible for all Israeli war crimes since 1948 because it created the 1917 mandate which saw Arabs removed from their land to make way for the state of Israel, a top Palestinian diplomat has said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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How much weight could Noah’s Ark support? Ollie Youle takes a physical approach to this biblical tale
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The System Really Is Rigged: City Officials Bend Booze, Ridesharing Rules During DNC, RNCDuring the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia this week, select watering holes are enjoying a reprieve from some of the state’s strict liquor laws and Uber X drivers are out and proud. For convention week, Philly bars, restaurants, hotels, and event spaces were allowed to apply for permits granting them the privilege to serve thirsty politicos until 4 a.m.—last call is usually 2
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Patent to allow Apple Pencil to work with a Mac trackpad now granted A patent application geared to allowing the Apple Pencil to work with Mac trackpads has today been granted . more… Filed under: Apple
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How to Hatch Pokémon Eggs and Have a Great Run at the Same Time While Pokémon Go is great for interval workouts , it’s not always easy to play while you’re on a nice long run: the app under-counts the distance you travel, and sometimes turns off unexpectedly. Don’t let that stop you, though: you can still good workout in while you hatch some eggs—it just takes a few tweaks. http://lifehacker.com/the-pokemon-go… Running, after all, should be an efficient way t
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manuel aires mateus builds a holiday home in portugal using board formed concrete the design draws from the region’s vernacular architecture, reinterpreted with a distinctive minimal approach. The post manuel aires mateus builds a holiday home in portugal using board formed concrete appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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10 Tools for Glorious Summer Living In the northern hemisphere, many of us will find ourselves in the thick of summer . If you’re lucky enough to have an outdoor space, you might be thinking about the tools you’ve chosen to surround yourself with. Perhaps you want to update a chair or table, invest in a day bed or even a bird table. If so, here are a few select ideas. Bird Table This bird table was originally designed in 1991 by Ja
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Images That Disappear and Reappear Fading illusions play hide-and-seek with your perception — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Ten killed in Mogadishu airport blasts in Somalia Two large explosions have targeted the main entrance to the airport in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
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Delivery company to trial self-driving vans in Japan – Roadshow Forget delivery drones: A postal service in Japan is hoping to use self-driving cars.
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NASA tests booster for Journey to Mars Pictured is the final qualification test of the Space Launch System’s booster in preparation for NASA’s Journey to Mars. Conducted at the Orbital ATK Propulsion Systems test facilities in Utah, USA, this test is a critical step in the preparation, as the boosters will provide more than 75 percent of the thrust needed for the… The post NASA tests booster for Journey to Mars appeared first on Pop
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New evidence of a long-term planetary thermostat to remove excess CO2 Scientists working in the North Atlantic have found the clearest geologic evidence yet of a planetary thermostat that counteracts the warming cause by massive amounts of greenhouse gas by absorbing CO2 into the rocky sediments of the Earth itself.
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Freaks and uniques—evolution’s weirdest creatures Evolution helps every species carve out its own niche within our planet’s huge range of diverse and adverse habitats. And sometimes the features they evolve are truly bizarre.
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[PROMO] Epic Convertible Tablets Flash Sale on GearBest Vido W10 Elite Version With a vivid touch screen and adaptive OGS display technology, this tablet brings your photos and videos to life. Quad-core processor makes it easy to navigate home screens and apps. HDMI technology integrates your other devices, so you can easily switch from your Tablet PC to your smart TV or smartphone while working and playing. Light sensor brings a lot of convenience fo
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Your Scientific Guide to Eating Like a Good Human in 2016 If you care about health, sustainability, and food that actually tastes good, we’re here to help. So relax, pick up your fork, and chow down. The post Your Scientific Guide to Eating Like a Good Human in 2016 appeared first on WIRED .
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Song Exploder: The Story Behind Band of Horses’ Killer Song ‘Solemn Oath’ In the latest ‘Song Exploder’ podcast, the band’s frontman Ben Bridwell talks about the tough time he had writing the track from Band of Horses’ new record. The post Song Exploder : The Story Behind Band of Horses’ Killer Song ‘Solemn Oath’ appeared first on WIRED .
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You Don’t Like Sharing Your Car. But Can Elon Musk Change Your Mind? Big-time automakers puzzle out the future of ownership. The post You Don’t Like Sharing Your Car. But Can Elon Musk Change Your Mind? appeared first on WIRED .
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Plastic Bags Are Horrible. But They Sure Can Be Beautiful Vilde Rolfsen collects plastic sacks and transforms them into stunning mountains, canyons, and rivers. The post Plastic Bags Are Horrible. But They Sure Can Be Beautiful appeared first on WIRED .
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This Graffiti’s Only an Illusion If You’re in the Right Place It’s the work of Felice Varini, a vantage-point painter who’s spent nearly 40 years covering buildings in very big optical illusions. The post This Graffiti’s Only an Illusion If You’re in the Right Place appeared first on WIRED .
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Bertone’s Futuristic Car Concepts Are Wonderfully Retro-Futuristic What do Ferrari, Lamorghini, and Mercedes all have in common? Not only are they all luxury car brands but they’ve also used design from Turin-based Bertone. While … Read More
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Polar ice reveals secrets of carbon-climate feedbacks An international team of scientists has used air bubbles in polar ice from pre-industrial times to measure the sensitivity of the Earth’s land biosphere to changes in temperature.
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Self-assembling nano inks form conductive and transparent grids during imprint Transparent electronics devices are present in today’s thin film displays, solar cells, and touchscreens. The future will bring flexible versions of such devices. Their production requires printable materials that are transparent and remain highly conductive even when deformed. Researchers at INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials have combined a new self-assembling nano ink with an imprint pro
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India, US hit upon Indian Ocean natural gas discovery Scientists from India, the United States and Japan have struck upon a large natural gas deposit in the Bay of Bengal, the first potentially producible discovery of its kind in the Indian Ocean.
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Did sex drive mammal evolution? How one species can become two How new species are created is at the very core of the theory of evolution. The reigning theory is that physically separated populations of one species drift apart gradually.
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Could Olympians Be Tweaking Their Genes? “Gene doping” remains unlikely, but if scientists can safely boost athletic performance by manipulating genes, that should be cause for celebration — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Britain consigning refugee children to squalor and traffickers – Lords Britain is failing thousands of refugee children by avoiding taking responsibility for the care and protection of unaccompanied minors coming from war-torn countries such as Syria and Afghanistan. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Gunman fatally shoots doctor at Berlin clinic, not terrorist related – police A doctor has been killed after being shot by a gunman who subsequently killed himself at a university clinic in Berlin. Police say the situation in the southwest of the capital is now under control and is not related to terrorism. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Why It’s (Usually) Okay to Charge Your Phone Overnight<strong></strong> If you’re like me, you’ve probably never questioned whether or not you should charge your phone overnight. It alw
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Twilio Sync brings developers real-time cross-platform info via a single API Twilio is making it easier for developer to make cross-platform apps that display information in real-time, no matter where users go. A new API called Sync provides state synchronization regardless of platform, and aims to offload much of the issues that dog an app’s development process. It can be used as a standalone offering, or with Twilio’s Programmable Voice, Video, IP Messaging and other AP
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How to Sort Dropbox by File Size, Find Duplicates, & Free Up Space It’ll happen to everyone at some point. All the free space Dropbox has been offering will run out, despite effortless ways to unlock more space. You finally need to clean up your cloud storage. Unfortunately, Dropbox makes this as hard as possible. It won’t tell you a file’s size, it won’t tell you which files have been duplicated and taking up twice the space, it won’t sort by size — it’s almost
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Scientists discover traces of air breathed by Earths very first animals A literal breath of fresh air from the time of Earth’s first animals was recently found, extracted, and analyzed by University of Aberdeen scientists. The discovery of atmospheric gas trapped in a sample of halite shows that a breathable atmosphere was around before many scientists previously thought. The study, published in the journal Geology, details the analysis of an 815 million year old samp
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LEGO Domino Machine Link File Mattias Wandel’s LEGO Technics contraption under “oddly satisfying,” as it moves along neatly and evenly spacing wooden dominoes. Now we need Mattias to build a companion machine that knocks them all over. More Awesome Stuff: LEGO Planets Contraption Strangely Satisfying Robot Videos LEGO Vending Machines LEGO Pinpoint Animator Sandwich Cutting Robot
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How to Make Superheavy Elements and Finish the Periodic Table [VIDEO] Scientists who made 3 of the newest elements talk about whether they will run out of room for more — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Taxi hailing apps Mytaxi and Hailo will merge to counter Uber in Europe Daimler’s Mytaxi and British firm Hailo, both ride-sharing companies, have merged to form what is being described as Europe’s largest taxi hailing company with 70 million passengers and 100,000 registered taxi drivers in over 50 cities across nine countries. Subject to approval of European regulatory authorities, the newly formed company will operate under the Mytaxi brand, with headquarters in H
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Why The Suspected Russian Hack Of The DNC Is Such A Game Changer Malware apparently used in the attack, and the servers it was configured to talk to, have been previously linked to Vladimir Putin’s regime. As the FBI confirmed that it’s investigating the recent hack that led to last week’s disclosure by WikiLeaks of tens of thousands of Democratic National Committee emails, multiple leading cybersecurity firms are more convinced than ever that the hack was the
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APT and Chinese partners plan global mobile broadband network PARIS – Satellite fleet operator APT Satellite Holdings of Hong Kong has created a joint venture with mainland Chinese institutions to launch a global mobile broadband satellite network aimed principally at the aeronautical and maritime markets, APT said July 23. The network, if launched as planned, would catapult APT from its current position as a midsize regional satellite operator into a globa
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Wireless charging tech harvests your phone’s wasted radio waves When you think of wireless charging, you probably think of special charging pads for your phone. But what if your phone could partly charge itself? Radient Micro-Tech claims to have managed just that. It just received two patents for technology that reportedly captures energy from a device’s wasted radio waves (those that would merely dissipate in the air) for the sake of charging. While it’s not
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300 Lumens Mosquito Repelling Lantern keeps you safe and sound from them mozziesStaying cooped up at home all day long is not healthy at all. In fact, you might want to choose to step out and enjoy the breeze from the outside once in a while, and soak in nature’s abundance so that your internal man can recharge. However, if you were to sit on the patio at dusk while enjoying your favorite cup of coffee, then you might also end up being a feast for mosquitoes. This can be avo
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How the FAA Killed Supersonic Flight—And How It Can Revive It Flying is the worst. With each commercial flight, Americans get groped, jostled, cramped, and corralled like cattle. But the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) isn’t the only government agency that needlessly adds to our jet-setting woes. If not for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) meddling in supersonic flight innovation , we could zip around the world in a fraction of the time. F
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How the FAA Killed Supersonic Flight: New at Reason Flying is the worst. With each commercial flight, Americans get groped, jostled, cramped, and corralled like cattle. But the Transportation Security Administration isn’t the only government agency that needlessly adds to our jet-setting woes, writes Andrea Castillo. If not for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) meddling in supersonic flight innovation, we could zip around the world in a fracti
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The New Vikings Stadium Is a Broken Window Metaphor Come to Life Friday’s grand opening of U.S. Bank Stadium, the $1.1 billion new home of the National Football League’s Minnesota Vikings, was marred by a bit of vandalism. The façade of the new stadium was damaged last week when a vandal tossed a rock through one of the hundreds of glass panels that cover every inch of the stadium’s exterior. The result: a hole big enough for a small human to crawl through, ac
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Is it back to the future for human origins science or just a case of science media misleading us again? The falling quality of journalism is accelerating with the looming death of traditional newspapers and magazines.
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The rise in cyber attacks shows we need to change the way we think about crime You are now 20 times more likely to have your money stolen online by a criminal overseas than by a pickpocket or mugger in the street, according to recent figures from the Office for National Statistics. The figures, revealed that almost 6m fraud and cyber crimes were committed in the past year in England and Wales alone – making it now the most common type of crime experienced by adults in the UK
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Companies flee audit firms who lose big clients, flock to those who win them Big accounting firms rely on big-name clients to make a profit and build credibility.
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Sudden extinction of Neanderthals followed population peak Neanderthals once populated the entire European continent. Around 45,000 years ago, Homo neanderthalensis was the predominant human species in Europe. Archaeological findings show that there were also several settlements in Germany. However, the era of the Neanderthal came to an end quite suddenly. Based on an analysis of the known archaeological sites, Professor Jürgen Richter from Collaborative
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Why Your Phone Dies When It Claims to Have Battery Left The battery meter in the corner of our phones’ screens makes us think we’re seeing a perfect, standardized measurement, but the reality is sometimes a little closer to the guess-your-weight booth at the carnival. Indeed, there’s a good chance your phone died despite proudly proclaiming that its battery has, say, 23 percent charge left, or your tablet hung on at 2 percent for what seems like hours
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Microsoft Authenticator brings two-factor logins to your Apple Watch Two-factor authentication on Microsoft platforms doesn’t have to be a pain in the rear end. That seems to be the takeaway from Microsoft’s Monday announcement of a new authenticator app, the eponymous Microsoft Authenticator, that’ll debut for “all major mobile platforms” on August 15. The new app is a merger of what was previously several, essentially. Under the old system, Microsoft demarcated
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Veeso face-tracking headset hopes to become virtual reality’s missing link Virtual reality is about to get much more real. No longer will you be just an invisible observer of a virtual world; people there will be able to look back at you, as well. At least, this is if Veeso, a VR headset with built in face-tracking technology, catches on. Veeso is powered by a consumer-friendly version of the digital performance capture technology used in movies like Avatar and Planet o
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Ugly fruits and vegetables have hidden health benefits Don’t judge a fruit by its surface! Those not-so-pretty scabs and bumps are actually battle wounds and the sign of a stronger, better, more antioxidant-packed food.
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Cybersecurity firm offers users reimbursement for ransomware infections Security firm SentinelOne is confident it can beat any of today’s ransomware — and is willing to put money behind that claim. The company is offering a new service that will cover up to $1 million in damages for any customers infected by ransomware. SentinelOne is calling it the “Cyber Threat Guarantee” and treating it like an extended warranty that customers can buy starting Tuesday. However, t
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Significant Digits For Tuesday, July 26, 2016 You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. 18 months It’s happening: the East River tunnel that carries the L Train — which connects parts of Brooklyn to Manhattan — will shut down for 18 months in 2019 for repairs necessitated by Hurricane Sandy. [ The New York Times ] 29 percent FiveThirtyEight’s election model doesn’t mess around with inter
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Man arrested for Timberlake ‘slap’ An onlooker appears to touch Justin Timberlake’s face as he walked through a crowd at a charity golf tournament in America.
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Israel to display ancient mummy with modern-day afflictions Israel’s national museum is set to display a 2,200-year-old Egyptian mummy of a man who was afflicted with some modern-day illnesses such as osteoporosis and tooth decay, the museum said on Tuesday.
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Rare white whale ‘Migaloo’ sighted off Australia An extremely rare white humpback whale was Tuesday spotted off the Australian coast as he migrates towards warmer tropical waters to mate.
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The impact of teaching assistantships Graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) are graduate students employed by a university or college to undertake certain teaching responsibilities. These responsibilities may include grading assignments, leading discussion or recitation sessions, or teaching laboratory classes for introductory undergraduate courses. Due to this broad range of responsibilities, GTAs hold a unique position that melds stud
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Realizing quantum bits In computers of the future, information might be stored in the form of quantum bits. But how can a quantum bit be realised?
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New furnace a step towards future collider development A new furnace arrived at CERN’s Large Magnet Facility last month and is currently being installed and tested.
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Money Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 25 July 2016.
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The Division of Labor and Social Order Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 25 July 2016.
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Tiny Microbots can deliver drugs and perform medical operations Scientists from the EPFL and ETHZ have worked together to create some very interesting medical microbots that are tiny enough to be introduced into the human body to perform specific tasks. These tiny robots are being studied as a way to treat a variety of diseases and are designed to enter the body and deliver drugs at a specific location … Continue reading
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Research Casts Doubt on the Value of Acupuncture Scientific studies show that the procedure is full of holes — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Why you should delete Pokémon Go right now The first few days were so exciting. As one of the first people in the Netherlands to download Pokémon Go, everyone around me filled with excitement when the game finally arrived here. At last, I wasn’t the only one jumping out of my seat to run downstairs every few minutes — that Charizard isn’t going to catch itself. Why it’s on your phone It’s a combination of nostalgia for one of the world’s
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Researchers find a new marine invertebrate species in the Weddell Sea, in the AntarcticaThe cold waters in Weddell, in the Antarctic ocean, are the site of the findings of a new marine invertebrate species –the nudibranchs Doto carinova— described in an article published in the journal PLOS ONE by an international research group.
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Singapore tests out petrol-free future with new, all-electric taxi company SINGAPORE — By the start of 2017, 100 electric taxis will run on Singapore’s roads, helping the government sort out what the country needs to do for a greener, emissions-free future. The new fleet will be run by a new, sixth cab company here called HDT Singapore Taxi. SEE ALSO: Acura’s all-electric NSX concept is more advanced than a Tesla Local reports say the government plans to collect “r
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Blasts & fire at arms factory in Azerbaijan, 2 killed, 24 injured (VIDEO) An explosion has hit an arms factory belonging to Azerbaijan’s Department of Defense, which was followed by a huge fire. Numerous injuries have been reported, and two people were left dead. Read Full Article at RT.com
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A Growing Group Of Black Angel Investors Is Making Up For The Funding Biases In Venture Capital These successful small business owners know how difficult it can be for black founders to secure the cash to get their companies off the ground. They’re working to change that—with their check books. Jehiel Oliver knew he wasn’t going to find his pathway to prosperity at the doorsteps of Silicon Valley’s venture capital firms. As a black tech founder, statistically speaking, he was well aware tha
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Verizon Now Owns Tumblr. Could That Be A Good Thing? In 2013, Yahoo promised not to touch its new acquisition, Tumblr. Maybe that was the problem. Verizon is acquiring Yahoo for $4.83 billion in cash —and along with it, Tumblr, the Internet’s quirky link sharing network with 65 million users by last count. Read Full Story
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How To Protect Your Job From The Next Recession, Whenever It Hits Economic downturns tend to be cyclical. You’ll be glad you took these four steps now before the next one happens. Few people saw the 2007—2008 financial meltdown coming, and there’s little reason to expect the next recession to be much different. Despite important reforms since then, economic downturns are cyclical—and so far, we haven’t figured out how to eradicate them for good. And that means
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Seven Jobs That Let You Live And Work Abroad (As Your Own Boss) Tired of the corporate rat race? You can do these jobs just as easily overseas while reporting only to yourself. Right now, I’m sitting at a coffee shop in Bucharest, Romania, with my laptop and an Americano. For the past five months, I’ve been traveling through Europe and the Middle East while simultaneously building a marketing agency I can operate from anywhere in the world. Read Full Story
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What Happened When I Gave Up Multitasking For A Week Juggling isn’t doing you, or your boss, any favors. So I tried to do just one thing at a time. It was harder than I thought it would be. The problem with multitasking is that it just doesn’t work as well as we think it does. Read Full Story
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Designers and architects describe “shock” in their offices after Brexit vote Brexit design summit: how has the EU referendum affected the UK’s architects and designers and what will Brexit mean for the sector? Dezeen convened a summit of leading practitioners, retailers, writers and lawyers to discuss the implications and explore what action can be taken. (more…)
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Early controlled use of fire may have led to emergence of tuberculosis (Phys.org)—A small team of researchers with the University of New South Wales and Monash University, both in Australia, has developed a theory that suggests tuberculosis may have evolved into a disease as a result of the use of controlled fire by early humans. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team describes how they came up with the theory and then t
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Alternate Histories Of The World Become a cultured citizen by brushing up on your history with this “Alternate Histories of the World” book. An incredible collection of images and maps give insight into the world as defined by our struggles and alliances with monsters and supernatural creatures. Check it out $3.98
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Smart LED Strip Kit Effortlessly create dynamic lighting effects anywhere in your home using this smart LED strip kit. These water-resistant lights install in seconds and are controlled via a smartphone app that lets you control everything from color scheme to brightness. Check it out $69.00
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Barbecue Rotisserie Expedite the cooking process at your next outdoor cookout by equipping your grill with this barbecue rotisserie. Designed to fit medium to large sized gas grills, it sports a stainless steel construction and features four ample trays ideal for meats or veggies. Check it out $99.85
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360 Degree Camera Drone Experience the world around you like never before by viewing it through the lenses of the 360 degree camera drone. Five integrated cameras capture uninterrupted 4K UHD footage that’s internally stitched into a single 360-degree video. Check it out $1,499.00
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How to turn off web notifications in Chrome, Edge, and Firefox Push notifications for the web can be a great convenience, but have you ever regretted agreeing to receive alerts from a specific website? I know I have. Today, we’re going to look at how to cancel web notifications from websites or services that you no longer want hitting your browser. Take for example my own experience with Facebook. I like checking Facebook, but I don’t need alerts from the so
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Mobileye won’t supply Tesla self-driving tech beyond current EyeQ3 processor On their quarterly earnings call this morning, self-driving automotive technology company MobileEye announced that Mobileye’s work with Tesla will not extend beyond EyeQ3, the processor currently used in Tesla vehicles to provide the image analysis intelligence that enables Tesla’s driver-assisted autonomous tech Mobileye CTO Amnon Shashua explained on the call that the company… Read More
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Google’s Omnitone adds 3D audio to web-based VR Realistic sounds can turn good VR experiences into great, truly immersive ones, and Google’s new open source project can make that happen for web-based virtual reality. The technology, called Omnitone , uses a full-sphere surround sound technique called ambisonics . Simply put, it mimics how sounds are heard in reality. If a VR character is playing the piano, how you hear the music changes based
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The next iPhone is reportedly called… the iPhone 6se? According to the latest rumor, the upcoming new iPhone from Apple won’t be called the iPhone 7 as expected. Instead, according to Apfelpage, Chinese supply chain sources have indicated the phone will actually be called the iPhone 6se.
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Artists pay tribute to 50 years of Star Trek – CNET Star Trek 50 Artists 50 Years celebrates the rich history of the sci-fi series. Check out some of the funny, colourful and stunning pieces in the exhibition.
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Giant mechanical puppet of Cornish miner exists and it’s weirdly fantastic LONDON — What better way to celebrate a “tinth” anniversay than creating a giant puppet resembling a Cornish miner? SEE ALSO: This quirky puppet is definitely better at dancing than you Man Engine (that’s its name) has embarked on a 130-mile journey across the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the region’s UNESCO heritage status. On July 13, 2006,
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U.S. and EU tech companies at sea with end of data Safe Harbor Nobody is more aware of our shrinking world than technology executives. They are also in a good position to see that contradictory requirements in the areas of data protection and privacy have created a confusing patchwork that, at times, runs counter to a global marketplace that places a premium on close collaboration and the smooth transfer of digital information. Most companies are extremely d
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Scholars suggest China may have reached peak consumption of coal in 2013 (Phys.org)—A small team of scholars has published a Commentary piece in the journal Nature Geoscience suggesting that China has reached peak coal consumption far earlier than most in the field had suggested. In their paper, Ye Qi, Tong Wu, Ye Qi and Jiaqi Lu, with Tsinghua University in China and Nicholas Stern and Fergus Green with the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environ
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Google launches Emergency Location Service for Android In those rare situations where the need to dial 911 arises, there’s a good chance the impetus for the call — be it a health emergency or a threatening third party — will distract you from the conversation at hand. Sometimes, it’s hard to form the words or remember the details that emergency call center agents need to hear, and although Enhanced 911 service in some areas collects information like
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Exclusive: Revolution Foods Takes Aim At The Grocery Store Ready-Meal Aisle The Oakland-based B-Corp wants to give hard-working parents an easy alternative to mac ‘n’ cheese and ramen. Revolution Foods cofounders Kristin Groos Richmond and Kirsten Saenz Tobey understand the challenges that working parents face when it comes to finding nutritious meals and snacks. Read Full Story
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Shopify’s Kit launches Goals: Your first marketing hire will now be a bot Kit — the artificially intelligent marketing bot recently acquired by Shopify — has today announced a major new feature: Goals. And, if Kit has its way, Goals will change the way small businesses hire their first marketer. We’ve covered Kit at length before. The company’s A.I. bot runs your ecommerce business for you, originally doing so via SMS text messages and now through Facebook Messenger .
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Rio Olympics 2016: 37 Russian athletes banned from the Games A further 19 Russian rowers are banned from the Olympics, bringing the number of suspended Russian athletes so far to 37.
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Hear Us Out: You Can Totally Make a Latte Without Milk If you want a latte without the milk, you should be making it with poop. From bacteria, that is. The post Hear Us Out: You Can Totally Make a Latte Without Milk appeared first on WIRED .
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How to Turn Google Into the Best To-Do App Ever All you need to get more done is the apps you almost certainly already use. The post How to Turn Google Into the Best To-Do App Ever appeared first on WIRED .
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Healthy Habits of Fit and Active People That Are Easy to Adopt Exercise and eating healthy are key to a healthier, fitter lifestyle, but there’s something to be said for small changes as well—ones that can make a big difference if you make them into regular habits. This graphic is packed with them, starting from when you wake up in the morning to how you wind down for bed at night. The graphic outlines a few things you can do as part of your morning routine
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Free Services You Can Get At Grocery Stores Grocery shopping may be a time-consuming chore , but according to money site Credit.com, you can score a number of free services at many stores. http://lifehacker.com/5935295/i-hate… Credit.com editor Constance Brinkley-Badgett points out that while stores don’t exactly advertise these free services, they’ll usually offer them in the name of customer service. For example, if the store has a flowe
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Avoid Closing Too Many Air Vents to Keep Your AC Running Efficiently With summer in full swing, you’re probably trying to get the most you can out of your AC. If you want to maximize your AC’s performance, don’t close too many air vents and ruin your home’s airflow. As tips site How-To Geek points out, houses don’t always cool down evenly. If one area of your home gets cooler than the others, you might be tempted to close a few air vents. One, maybe two is fine, b
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EPA Finding Clears Way for Limit on Aircraft Emissions The Environmental Protection Agency declares that jet exhaust endangers public health by contributing to climate change — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Fight the Heat Dome With These Portable Air Conditioner Gold Box Deals You can’t escape the Heat Dome, but you can at least keep it out of your house. Today only, Amazon’s Gold Box features deals on a half dozen portable air conditioners . Read more…
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Germaphobes Rejoice: This Wall-Mounted Purell System Is Just $9 Today You know those Purell dispensers you see in office buildings? Now you can have one in your own home for just $9 , complete with a full tank of the good stuff. It might seem a little silly, but this would be fantastic for germ-soaked child hands, and I could see installing one of these in a garage or shed where your hands are likely to get dirty. Read more…
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When’s the Best Time to Buy & Sell Electronic Devices? If you want the absolute best deals when buying electronics and appliances, timing is everything. Prices fluctuate throughout the year depending on various factors, and knowing when they’re likely to dip can result in big savings. Similarly, knowing when the peaks occur can maximize your profits when selling gear and devices, both online and offline. To be clear, I’m not talking about annual disc
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SinkShroom – World’s Best Minimalistic Hair Catcher! SinkShroom is the new strainer / hair catcher designed to fit any standard bathroom sink drain. For such a small product, the benefits are numerous. If you’ve tried other drain protectors or hair strainers already, you know how much room there is for improvement in this space. SinkShroom gets it right every time. SinkShroom is based on the same revolutionary concept as the previous productTubShro
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FireFlies – Truly Wire-Free Earbuds – Music Without Limits! Experience 100% wire-free, stereo audio for hours with these tiny earbuds! You can even place the earbuds into the charging pod to recharge them on the go. The charging pod is capable of recharging the earbuds up to 3 additional times. The patent pending design fits securely and comfortably in your ears in a way such that it won’t fall out of your ear even under the most extreme conditions. Howev
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CityGo Urban – Changing your Urban Commute Forever Made to navigate a city environment, the CityGo Urban will offer you an advanced e-scooter experience that takes the innovative power of smart and transfers it to the scooter lane! The unique design is a perfect fit for all urban lifestyles, primarily working professionals who not only need to get to work on time, but wish to do so in style. Brought to you by designers from the automobile industr
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BeanPlus – Coffee Brewed Right, One Drip At A Time Everyone knows that cold brew coffee yields smooth, less acidic, flavorful coffee compare to hot brewed coffee. What many people don’t know is that slow drip cold brew (also called Dutch or Kyoto coffee) has richer, more complex, and full bodied flavor compared to regular tea bag style cold brew. However, these slow drip cold brew machines were expensive, bulky, complicated to use/wash until now.
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Garmin vívosmart HR+ Activity Tracker Get an all-over understanding of your health and fitness with the Garmin vívosmart HR+ Activity Tracker. This clever wrist wearable is equipped with GPS navigation so you can precisely track your walk, jog, or run even if you’re under trees. With this navigation, the vívosmart HR+ enables you to view and track your distance, pace, personal records, and more. The MOVE IQ feature also enables the v
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Z Technology iPhone Security Camera Keep a tab on your home right from your iPhone with Z Technology. It is a smart gadget that turns your old iPhone or iPad into a video monitoring camera. You don’t have to get rid of those old iPhones anymore. Other than the video monitoring feature, Z Tech can be used as a charger for up to three devices. It comes with a built-in battery of 10000mAh so you need not plug it in the socket all the
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Democrats Erase the Second Amendment From Their Platform This year’s Democratic Party platform provides further evidence that Hillary Clinton not only does not value the Second Amendment right to armed self-defense but does not believe it exists . Like the 2004, 2008, and 2012 platforms, the latest version calls for various new gun controls, including extension of the federal background-check requirement to all gun transfers, expansion of the criteria
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A.M. Links: Bernie Fans Boo Hillary at DNC, Bill Clinton Addresses DNC Tonight “We trusted you!” Elizabeth Warren was booed and heckled by supporters of Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention last night. Hillary Clinton’s name was also repeatedly booed at the convention. Even Bernie Sanders was booed earlier in the day after telling a group of his supporters to vote for Clinton over Donald Trump. Bill Clinton will headline tonight’s festivities at th
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The Nightmare Client: One Architect’s Hair-Raising Tale of Working for Donald Trump If you ask architects to name their pet peeves about working with clients, responses are likely to include many common grievances. Ambiguous briefs, extreme indecision, design changes being requested when construction has already begun: All these challenges are likely to have been faced by any architect with a few years of practice under their belt. However, one problem stands out above all other
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Olympic athletes are training with brain-altering headphones Many of the athletes heading to the Rio Olympics are using some form of technology to help them out , but some of them are relying on particularly unusual gear. Halo Neuroscience has revealed that several athletes are using its Halo Sport headphones to (hopefully) improve the effectiveness of their training. The wearable is meant to stimulate your brain’s motor cortex into a momentary “hyper
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Tateossian Compass Cufflinks Take a fashion step in the right direction with a pair of beautiful Tateossian Compass Cufflinks. Gunmetal tone brass functional decoration inlaid with topaz stones, incorporating a working compass and secured with engraved T-bar fastenings. Crafted in celebration of the brand’s quarter-century anniversary, they come packed in a stunning presentation box.
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How to Dress Like Cristiano Ronaldo Love him or hate him, Portugese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has more than few reasons to celebrate. His national team won the 2016 Euro Cup, he’s considered a front runner for the Ballon d’Or Award, he pulls in around $20 million a year, he’s linked to some of the most beautiful women in the world and he doesn’t look so bad himself. Yeah, we’d say those are some good reasons. Visit Man of Many f
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Comet Lovejoy shows asymmetric behavior at perihelion (Phys.org)—Indian astronomers have recently conducted spectrographic observations of long-period Comet Lovejoy to study its gas emission. They found that this comet showcases an asymmetric behavior at perihelion and an increase in the activity during the post-perihelion phase. The findings were detailed in a paper published July 22 on the arXiv pre-print server.
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SafeBreach raises $15M to test companies’ cybersecurity from a hacker’s perspectiveSafeBreach , a cybersecurity startup that simulates hacks on companies’ systems to help them identify holes, has closed a $15 million series A round from existing investors Sequoia Capital and Shlomo Kramer, with participation from new entrants Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners, Hewlett Packard Pathfinder, and Maverick Ventures. Founded in 2014, SafeBreach serves as a virtual hacker of sorts, gen
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Optimus Popularis Interactive Keyboard Still clacking away on the same old boring keyboard? It’s time to (massively) upgrade to the Optimus Popularis Interactive Keyboard. Designed to give you maximum customization capability, every single key on this keyboard can be programmed to display exactly what you need. This includes numbers, letters, and symbols and even different fonts. The Optimus Popularis Keyboard works with a specialized
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The Diskus is the first Apple-approved Watch charging cable A year ago, Apple first offered the option to its MFI program partners to produce third-party Apple Watch charging accessories , several months after the Apple Watch was released. In that time, only a few docks and battery cases have been made, such as Belkin’s Valet charging dock or the ZENS Power Bank . The Diskus is a Kickstarter project from ThanoTech that hopes to join this elite club of acc
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Microsoft just made it way easier to write a research paper with Word If you’ve used the last few versions of Word, you’ll know it’s really hard to pinpoint exactly what’s changed. Word might feel feature complete right now, but Microsoft isn’t giving up on adding new and interesting features. This month, Microsoft is adding a new Researcher feature to Word. As the name implies, it’s designed to make research paper writing a lot easier. Researcher uses Microsoft’s
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Kano’s DIY computer kit is going on sale at Toys R Us and Barnes & Noble Kano, a simple computer kit which began as a Kickstarter project three years ago, has gone on to become a bona fide hit. It raised 15 times more than its goal and has shipped over 100,000 kits to customers in countries around the world. Today it’s announcing a deal that will get it in front of a lot more potential customers, inking retail agreements with Toys R Us and Barnes & Noble, two of t
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Microsoft Word wants to help you with your homework – CNET Microsoft’s online office suite looks to machine learning to power a small set of new convenience features.
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Synthesis and characterization of encapsulated single HF molecule (Phys.org)—Molecules are rarely found alone. In the real world, they are often networked to each other through hydrogen bonding or are bound to other molecules in the surrounding environment. One way to study an individual molecule is to trap it within a fullerene. A fullerene is an all-carbon, spherical molecule with carbons networked like the stitches of a soccer ball. The interior of the fuller
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Electroflight: A high-powered, high-speed electric plane They haven’t built it yet, but eventually this will be a 300+mph, emission-free electric racing plane.
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Capto review: A bigger, better Mac screen capture utility Born from the ashes of the former Voila, Capto ($30 single user; $20 student/educator; $80 family pack) was built from the ground up as a completely new Mac application to handle not only screen capture, recording, and annotation, but also basic video editing in up to 4K resolution. Voila users will feel right at home—aside from the darker appearance and a few user interface nips and tucks, Capto
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Electron injector for European XFEL X-ray laser exceeds expectations DESY has successfully concluded tests of the first section of the particle accelerator for the European X-ray free-electron laser, European XFEL. The so-called electron injector, which is 30 metres long, performed distinctly better than expected. The injector already completed a whole week under operating conditions. “Having gathered much valuable experience, we are now all set to start up th
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Switch to a “Neutral Grip” to Avoid Elbow Pain During Pull-Ups Your elbow is a very important but delicate joint that can get aggravated from overuse—and bad-looking pull-ups. Elbow pain sucks, but if you want to keep doing pull-ups for their very real benefits, try a “neutral grip,” where your palms face each other. http://vitals.lifehacker.com/the-most-commo… ATHLEAN-X’s video above goes over some ways to do pull-ups with less or no elbow pain, including s
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SOM designs pedestrian-friendly revamp for the heart of Philadelphiahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTtsmrT7y6k SOM’s masterplan for Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station Precinct was selected by Amtrak and designed in collaboration with Parsons Brinckerhoff, OLIN, and HR&A Advisors. The beautiful Beaux Arts 30th Street Station—the third busiest transit hub in the U.S.—will retain its architectural magnificence but be expanded to improve accessibility and comfort
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Behind the Design of the Bugatti Chiron: This beastly supercar is poised to break speed records by Matthew Askari “The Veyron was really near to the limit of what could be done,” says board member and Bugatti’s technical development head, Dr Willi Netuschil, referring to the very car that propelled the brand back to the world of the ultra…… Continue Reading…
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Australia’s Abu Ghraib outrage: Kids teargassed & stripped naked at detention center (GRAPHIC VIDEO) Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has launched an inquiry following a video broadcast on national TV which showed children being teargassed and strapped to chairs at a detention center that has been likened to Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Hate crimes rising in Britain, but police are doing less to stop them The chances of police taking action against hate crime offenders have dropped over the past year, with victims now only having a one in four chance of seeing a perpetrator charged. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Ankara ready to resume talks on Turkish Stream project Turkey has confirmed it’s ready to continue negotiations on the Turkish Stream gas pipeline project, said Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich as representatives from the energy ministries of the two countries met on Tuesday. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Authorities fine Russian schools for using cellular signal jammers at exams A Russian media and internet watchdog has fined several schools for obstructing radio communications, after their administrations installed signal jammers in order to prevent pupils from using cellular phones and other devices during exams. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Juncker rules out special UK deal but insists there’s ‘no deadline’ for Brexit European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker appeared to play both good and bad cop on Monday when he said that Britain could take its time before triggering Article 50, while also stating that the UK will not get “special” treatment. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Why Film Buffs Are Flocking to Rotten Tomatoes Competitor Cinesift “There has to be a better way.” That’s what UK software developer Mike Fox thought last year when he was searching RottenTomatoes.com for blog posts about films he wanted to check out. But as much as he liked the curation and aggregation of reviews that gave each film a score, he was frustrated he couldn’t filter results based on the number of critic or audience reviews. He was also annoyed by th
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This Crawling, Climbing Worm Bot Is a Never-Ending Night at the Club In an attempt to design robots that are as simple as possible, David Zarrouk’s latest mechanical creation takes its inspiration from a funky ‘80s dance move known as the worm. Using just a single motor it’s able to scoot across the floor by undulating its flexible body up and down, which also allows it to swim, and even climb narrow spaces. While the dance move that inspired SAW’s movements is ca
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7 Ways to Use Animated GIFs to Improve Your Project Presentation Introducing movement to drawings and diagrams is an excellent way to show the development and progress of ideas fundamental to a project. Animated GIF s can therefore be a useful tool to improve your project presentation, explaining in a lean way a large amount of complex information. When it comes to architectural drawings, it’s fundamental to understand what information needs to be highlighted
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787-9 Dreamliner Shows off Link Footage of Boeing’s 787-9 Dreamliner being put through its paces in preparation for the recently completed 2016 Farnborough Airshow. The takeoff and extreme banking maneuvers are especially impressive for a jet that can carry 280 passengers. More flying footage here . More Awesome Stuff: Heater Jet RC Plane Stress Testing a Jumbo Jet Etihad A380 The Residence Jetman Dubai x Emirates Airlines
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Bernie Sanders Minus War, Weed, and Surveillance Is Just a Shouty Statist Day One of the Democratic National Convention was an extended, multi-act drama centered on one main question : Will the passionate Bernie Sanders supporters, after coming so hard at the queen, hold their noses and unify behind Hillary Clinton? Sanders revolutionaries helped chase Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman-Shultz away from the podium, made noise at a series of raucous de
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Foundation for Emerging Nations Presentation of the IFCC Foundation for Emerging Nations, a charitable trust. The aim of FEN is to support programmes that help to improve the quality and delivery of laboratory medicine services, particularly in emerging nations.
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Sanders Says Climate Change Is a Central Election Issue And Democratic leaders think younger voters will respond — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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ICYMI: Better 3D viewing and your new robot gardener Today on In Case You Missed It : MIT developed a 3D projector system for movies that could get rid of 3D theater glasses altogether. An automated farming machine can plant, water and maintain the garden in your backyard with hardly any effort on your part (beyond set-up, assembly, and that ‘discounted’ $3,000 pricetag ). One of my favorite YouTubers has a new DIY for Pokemon fans . As always, ple
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Nanoparticles Could be Used to Target Bone Cancers in Large Mammals At the University of Illinois, an engineer teamed up with a veterinarian to test a bone cancer drug delivery system in animals bigger than the standard animal model, the mouse. They chose dogs –…
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TUM Scientists Use Nanostructures to Protect Mortar from Moisture Moisture can destroy mortar over time – for example when cracks form as a result of frost. A team of scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has found an unusual way to protect…
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Scientists Leverage Properties of Graphene to Develop Next-Gen Sensors, Membranes for Energy and Water The unique and valuable properties of graphene – a wonder material noted for its strength and electrical conductivity – are being leveraged by Masdar Institute researchers to help advance…
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New Brain Tissue Imaging Technique Allows Researchers Take Wider View of Molecules Within Cells MIT researchers have developed a new technique for imaging brain tissue at multiple scales, allowing them to peer at molecules within cells or take a wider view of the long-range connections between…
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AMD’s new $10,000 graphics card has its own built-in SSDs As much as gamers might be willing to spend on their PCs, their computers have nothing on the cost of high-end workstations, especially if those workstations use one of AMD’s new Radeon Pro Solid State Graphics (SSG). The new $10,000 Radeon Pro Duo from AMD, comes equipped with its own pair of PCIExpress 3.0 M.2 slots for massively expanding its local storage. Announced this week at the AMD Capsa
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Mercedes demonstrates a self-driving bus in Amsterdam Sooner than you think, and with a nice new interior design too.
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Guide to how architects charge for their services The industry’s pricing practices even mystify architects If you feel in-the-dark as to how architects charge for their work, you’re in good company—it’s a system that mystifies architects, too. In 1990, the government enacted the Sherman Act, a law that made it illegal for the American Institute of Architects to offer fee recommendations to architecture firms. It means that architects must act on
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What Do Hard-Core Sanders Supporters Want? We’ll be reporting from Philadelphia all week and live-blogging each night. Check out all our dispatches from the Democratic convention here . The protest scene in Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention is much more active than it was in Cleveland last week for the Republicans’ convention. And Bernie Sanders’s supporters, in particular, are out in force. Many seem resigned to the fac
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Samantha Bee completely roasted ousted Fox News CEO Roger Ailes After Roger Ailes — former chairman and CEO of Fox News — quit last week following several allegations of sexual harassment from Fox News host Gretchen Carlson and other employees, Samantha Bee swooped in to share her thoughts. The Full Frontal host didn’t hold back a bit and immediately congratulated Ailes on “finally achieving his ultimate fantasy” of “getting fucked by two gorgeous e
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New Asus Chromebook Promises 64GB of Storage New Asus Chromebook Promises 64GB of Storage Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site One common complaint about Chromebooks is the oft heard, “But it only has 16GB for storage! My phone has more than that!” Of course, Chromebooks weren’t supposed to have much storage to begin with – but as they have grown in popularity, manufacturers are easing back on the cloud-only focus. We’ve seen quite a
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How To Use A Summer Slowdown To Advance Your Career Not much happening at the office? Take advantage of the downtime to invest in your career and life. For some people, summer is a busy time. If you’re in real estate or construction, or run a camp, June through August will be frantic. Many other organizations, though, operate at a different pace. People don’t start new projects because critical people are on vacation, or sometimes just mentally ch
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Nissan is gifting gilded Leaf EVs to winning Olympic Athletes Who would even want to win a gold medal when you could have a golden electric car? Some gold medal winners at the upcoming Summer Olympic Games hosted in Brazil will also take home a special prize from Nissan: a shiny gold Leaf EV. The gilded electric cars will be offered to any of the 16 athletes sponsored by the automaker’s British office, provided they earn a gold medal in their sport first. ht
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I will never be as happy as this guy laughing at a video game I love it when video games fuck up. A lot of people spent a lot of time and effort trying to create a convincing virtual world, but you have the power to mess it up entirely. When this guy was playing Heavy Rain he came across a chase scene that’s one of the the worst I’ve ever seen. The protagonist trips over literally everything. Chickens, an icy floor, cars, nothing is safe for our hilariously
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Protein insights to help find heart disease cure Research led by The Australian National University (ANU) has uncovered new insights into how the human genome gets through the daily grind with the help of RNA-binding proteins, in a discovery which could ultimately lead to a cure for heart disease.
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National survey says many, not all, open to doctors talking about guns In perhaps the first national survey of its kind, two-thirds of people sampled said it is at least sometimes appropriate for health care providers to talk to patients about firearms. The remainder said it is never appropriate.
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#JeSuisPrêtre: Twitter lights up in prayer for priest murdered in Normandy Social media users, including clergymen, are taking to Twitter to pray for the Catholic priest killed in a suspected terror attack in northern France Tuesday. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Scientists Are Creating Mutant Fish With Curvy Spines to Study Scoliosis A revolution in how we understand a debilitating disease that affects the spine is happening in a laboratory in downtown Toronto, bathed in an eerie pink light. The colour of the light is necessary to properly see the twitching figures in a microscope of tiny fish embryos, genetically modified to glow lime-green under fluorescent light . That green light is a sign that Curtis Boswell’s experiment
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AT&T CEO says he’s ready to help FCC stop robocalls Recently, Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler decided it was time to get serious about stopping robocalls, writing letters to the major wireless and landline carriers in the US giving them 30 days to come up with a plan of action. AT&T seems to be hitting the ground running in the search for solutions, with chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson … Continue reading
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This heartwarming message of post-Brexit unity will make you smile LONDON — A heartwarming message of inclusiveness and unity has gone viral in the midst of a wave of post-Brexit racism and increased reports of hate crimes . SEE ALSO: Brexit referendum led to 42% spike in racist incidents, police say Reddit user hereff posted an image of the message with the comment , “As an immigrant in London, this means a lot to me. Thank you :).” Signed by a Liza W
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Supercharge Your Veggie Burger by Giving It the Chicken Parm Treatment Veggie burgers make for a quick and easy meat-free meal, but they can be a little underwhelming in the flavor department. To give them some extra oomph, consider parming it up. This is just one of The Kitchn’s great ideas on how to upgrade your plant-based patty, but it might be my favorite. Seriously, what isn’t better when topped with sweet, bright tomato sauce and gooey, salty cheese? To give
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3D printing could make lightweight and stronger material to revolutionize lasers LLNL researchers are exploring the use of metal 3D printing to create strong, lightweight structures for advanced laser systems – an effort they say could alter the way lasers are designed in the future. In a Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) program, physicist Ibo Matthews and his team are experimenting with a new research-based metal 3D printer, one of only four of its kind in
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New study quantifies morel mushroom abundance after wildfire University of Montana forest ecology Professor Andrew Larson recently published research estimating the abundance of morel mushrooms after a wildfire in California’s Sierra Nevada.
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First medical marijuana dispensary to open in Florida The first medical marijuana dispensary in Florida is slated to open.
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Tech meets tradition in Melbourne’s “suburb of the future” A new suburb of Melbourne, Australia, will be home to a mix of new technology and old traditions, according to its developer, Glenvill. The firm says that Yarrabend will be holistically designed with green spaces, solar-powered homes with battery backup, a tech concierge and its own app. .. Continue Reading Tech meets tradition in Melbourne’s “suburb of the future” Category: Architectur
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Edge Domino A cool and contemporary slant on a cool and classic game, Edge Domino sees those iconic dots reimagined. The all-new minimalist inverted design takes on a skeletal form courtesy of a tough black anodized aluminum construction adorned with patterns that are laser engraved. Lightweight and great for your travels, get them in a cotton carry bag of box of solid wood.
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Engie wants to open up the auto-repair industry with diagnostics tech and mechanic marketplace Israeli startup Engie wants to crack open the auto-repair industry with a combination of hardware and software to enable you to better understand the health of your car, tied to a more transparent marketplace for local mechanics. Read More
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A cleaner, simpler Google Maps focuses on ‘actionable info’ Who says you can’t have form and functionality? Google Maps just received a major facelift on desktop, Android, and iOS that’s designed make it much easier to find your way about town. The new changes are rolling out now. The first big change: Google gave Maps a cleaner, simpler look. The idea is to help you more easily observe “ actionable information ” like traffic conditions and transit locati
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How Miraculous Microbes Help Us Evolve Better, Faster, Stronger Invisible yet crucial, our microbial partners add a gene-swapping plot twist to evolutionary theory
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Switzerland unveils cloud-like pavilion at Venice Biennale Kerez’s pavilion is an attempt to think about, construct, and experience architecture differently. This experimental work designed for a specific location and occasion is an autonomous piece that, trying to avoid a conventional design framework, seeks greater innovation. Done to stand only for itself, and not to represent any other work of architecture nor a tendency or any other specific construc
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Violent groups revealed on Twitter: Tool keeps track without having to geolocate the tweetsNew sentiment analysis algorithms developed by researchers at the University of Salamanca (Spain) are able to monitor the social network Twitter in search of violent groups. The system analyses both the messages these individuals share and how their relationships develop. Spanish law enforcement authorities have already expressed interest in the tool.
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Radio Hack Steals Keystrokes from Millions of Wireless Keyboards Eight different wireless keyboards entirely lack encryption, according to security researchers, leaving them open to long distance keystroke spying. The post Radio Hack Steals Keystrokes from Millions of Wireless Keyboards appeared first on WIRED .
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How to Unlock Your Phone’s Trusty Call-Blocking Powers Reject robo-calls with your phone’s built-in call blocking powers. The post How to Unlock Your Phone’s Trusty Call-Blocking Powers appeared first on WIRED .
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This new Outlook feature will organize your inbox for you Microsoft is bringing one of the best features of its Outlook mobile app to the desktop. Users of Outlook on Mac and Windows will start seeing their inbox separated into two tabs: Focused and Other. As the name implies, the Focused Inbox is supposed to hold all of a user’s important emails, while Other contains everything else. Users can train the system by moving email to and from the Focused In
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Talkshow offers the ability to host your own AMAs A few months ago, a messaging app called Talkshow debuted with an interesting premise: all of your conversations on it are public. Everyone can “listen in” on the chatrooms you create, sort of like podcasting but in text form. One of the ways it differentiated itself from Twitter is that strangers can’t just butt into the discussions — they have to be invited. Otherwise, they could onl
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A Sweet (Smelling) Bed Bug Control Option From Our Blogs: Under The Microscope There may be a way to trap bed bugs using their own pheromones Researchers have unveiled a way to gather bedbugs using natural chemicals produced by the insects themselves.
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Ricoh’s Theta S 360 camera goes for an ace at the Women’s British Open This is now officially the summer of 360-degree sports coverage. From motorcycle racing to the Olympics , fans can watch the action in an entirely new way, with spherical cameras cameras bringing them closer to the action than ever before. Nowhere is this craze more dominant, it would seem, than in the world of golf. Just last week, Allie (maker of another 360-degree camera) announced it was part
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Team Refugee: The refugee camp runners aiming for Rio Olympics The remarkable story of two refugees from Sudan aiming to make Olympic history.
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Le Corbusier’s colourful Cité Frugès workers’ housing now hosts fashionable apartmentsWorld Heritage Corb: the long-neglected housing complex designed by French-Swiss architect Le Corbusier for workers of a sugar factory outside Bordeaux, recently added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List , has found a new life as desirable apartments. (more…)
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eon Makes Any Skateboard Electric If you like the idea of an electric skateboard, but you love your current setup, you need to check out eon: the first modular electric powertrain. Dreamed up by a group of engineers passionate about riding, racing and extreme sports, eon makes any skateboard electric with a modular power train setup that weighs just over […]
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The future of audio: KOAR Bone Conduction Bluetooth Headset eliminates the wires (48% off)There’s a flood of Bluetooth headphones on the market, but you likely haven’t seen anything like this. Using bone conduction technology to deliver astoundingly clear sound directly to your inner ears, the KOAR Bone Conduction Bluetooth Headset is pulled right out of science fiction. For a limited time, you can pick up this innovative, top-quality headset for $76.99 from TNW Deals. If it’s good en
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Watch young Jeff Bezos correctly predict the future 20 years ago Whether you know him as the founder and CEO of Amazon or the man who offered to send Donald Trump on a vacation to space, Jeff Bezos has been a household name on the tech scene since the very beginning of the Web. While these days you can mostly catch Bezos talk about the future of Alexa and space travel tourism, there were times when Amazon was only selling books and Bezos still had hair. In thi
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The New BTTF II Marty Figure Is the Cheapest Way to Get Nike’s Futuristic Sneakers When Nike’s new Air Mags with working power laces are finally available, there is little doubt they’re going to cost a small fortune. But if you’ve always wanted Marty’s futuristic Nikes from Back to the Future II , and don’t mind never being able to wear them, Hot Toys’ new BTTF II Marty is a cheaper way to go. Read more…
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The BBC Wants to Bring Back Time Commanders If you’re an American, that headline is probably bound to elicit a confused face rather than the excitement it deserves. Allow me to explain! Read more…
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A LEGO Spaceman Made Of LEGO Spacemen This fantastic meta LEGO spaceman composition was created in Blender by aido k because, let’s face it—not many people have the cash to put this together in real life. Check out the complete work below. (via The Brothers Brick )
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As hazard warnings increase, experts urge better decisions on who and when to warn A group of risk experts is proposing a new framework and research agenda that they believe will support the most effective public warnings when a hurricane, wildfire, toxic chemical spill or …
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A Perfect Vape for People Who Know Nothing About Vaping All images: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo It is not easy getting into vaping. There’s math to learn , electrical engineering concepts to internalize, and terrible device instructions that are impossible to interpret. If you’re not passionate and patient, that vape you dropped 80 bucks on will just end up gathering dust in a corner, reeking of Fruit Loops. The Joyetech eGo AIO takes all the mind-numbing comp
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A Review of the Peak Design Slide LITE Camera Strap There’s no such thing as the perfect camera strap, but the Slide LITE makes the right set of compromises for me. I’ve been using it for about five months on both the Sony A6000 and Fuji X-Pro 2 and have some thoughts to share. The Slide LITE is a smaller, lighter version of the already established Peak Design Slide strap . In order to adapt it for mirrorless cameras, the strap width was reduced t
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Google has a great idea for helping emergency services respond faster When the police, fire brigade or ambulances need to respond quickly to an emergency call, accurate information about the caller’s location is crucial to helping them arrive in time to be of assistance. With that in mind, Google has introduced a feature in Android that beams your location to emergency services automatically when you call them. It uses your Wi-Fi, GPS and cell tower information to
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Male hormone reverses cell aging in clinical trial Sex hormones can stimulate production of telomerase, an enzyme naturally found in the human organism, new research shows. The strategy was tested in patients with genetic diseases associated with mutations in the gene that codes for this enzyme, such as aplastic anemia and pulmonary fibrosis. The authors say that the results suggest that the approach can combat the damage caused to the organism by
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Researchers unveil new data, diagnostic tool at the world’s largest Alzheimer’s forum A new diagnostic tool that can identify Alzheimer’s disease long before the onset of symptoms has been presented by researchers. They add that the tool also highlights the increasing prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease in Ontario.
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Solar Impulse 2 touches down in Abu Dhabi to complete its round-the-world trip Four continents, 24,800 miles, and more than 500 days later, Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg are back where they started. The pair of Swiss pilots completed their round-the-world tour in the Solar Impulse 2 today, landing in Abu Dhabi early this morning. The multiple record-breaking trip was completed without any fuel, trading off flying duties for the journey, which lasted a total of… Read
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Why The US Government Needs a Cyber National Guard After serving as an undercover officer in the CIA for almost a decade, Rep. Will Hurd joined a cybersecurity firm as a senior advisor. He now serves as the congressman for the 23 rd Congressional District of Texas and is the Chairman of the IT Subcommittee on the Committee for Government Oversight and Reform. I knew the federal government had a real problem with cybersecurity. But there was one m
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Unlocking the potential for ultra-lightweight and flexible 3D-printed metallic materialsLawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) engineers have achieved unprecedented scalability in 3D-printed architectures of arbitrary geometry, opening the door to super-strong, ultra-lightweight and flexible metallic materials for aerospace, the military and the automotive industry. In a study published online July 18 in Nature Materials (link is external), LLNL engineers report building mult
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Manual Deals: Reign Gustaf: Luxurious Time Keeping A luxurious watch at a budget price. Take a look at these timeless beauties by Reign Gustaf. The post Manual Deals: Reign Gustaf: Luxurious Time Keeping appeared first on The Manual .
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Turn an Old T-Shirt into a Woven Necklace If you have a t-shirt you can’t wear anymore, give it new life as a pretty woven necklace. All you need are common household supplies and about half an hour. Grab a measuring tape, scissors, and a pen. Cut your shirt along a side seam so you can lay it out flat. Fold the fabric in half and mark every three inches, cut up from these marks to create strips. Don’t worry about making the edges perfec
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Solar-Powered Zero-Energy Home Surrounded by a Pine Forest Energy-efficiency has become an essential component of home design in the last decade with eco-conscious owners opting for smarter, greener homes. There is definitely a good reason why you should also embrace the trend irrespective of whether you wish to get behind the ‘green cause’. Apart from doing plenty of good for the planet, these zero-energy structures also cut down on your power bill and
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Cut The Cord With a Pair of $10 Mpow Bluetooth Earbuds Mpow basically invented the cheap Bluetooth earbud market, but even by their standards, $10 is an amazing price (with code QUE7TESP). Mpow’s Petrels include Bluetooth 4.0, 5.5 hours of battery life, and a sweatproof coating so you can wear them to the gym (or just for a walk outside during the heat dome). Read more…
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Your Favorite Travel Mug Has Never Been Cheaper If you hurry over to Amazon, a third party seller is offering a 16 ounce Contigo Autoseal West Loop travel mug in white for $12 , the best price we’ve seen. Read more…
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This is what a psychiatric ward designed by patients looks like That is the question behind “Madlove: A Designer Asylum” from British artist and activist James Leadbitter The post This is what a psychiatric ward designed by patients looks like appeared first on Architecture Lab .
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Cells from same cell bank lots may have vast genetic variability In a surprise finding, researchers working with breast cancer cells purchased at the same time from the same cell bank discovered that the cells responded differently to chemicals, even though the researchers had not detected any difference when they tested them for authenticity at the time of purchase.
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New era in global fightback against deadly antibiotic resistance 2016 marks the year a ‘long overdue’ scientific fightback against the threat of antibiotic resistance finally gets underway.
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The FDA’s Insane Definition of ‘Tobacco Product’ Drives Vaping Innovation The Food and Drug Administration’s onerous e-cigarette regulations , which are expected to put all but the largest producers of vaping equipment and e-liquids out of business, are based on the counterintuitive premise that tobacco products need not contain tobacco. If they contain nicotine derived from tobacco, as the fluid that e-cigarettes turn into an aerosol often does, that’s enough for the
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American Concrete Institute Announces New Structural Concrete Specifications The American Concrete Institute announces the availability of two important new documents for concrete industry professionals: ACI 301-16 Specifications for Structural Concrete, and the ACI Field Reference Manual. ACI 301-16 complements the completely reorganized ACI 318-14 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete
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Attacks across Europe: ‘Terrorists are not mentally ill’ Several of the perpetrators of recent attacks in Europe, from Nice to this weekend’s suicide bombing in Germany, have been reported to suffer from psychiatric problems. Yet for Dr. Samuel Leistedt, mental illness does not explain their actions.
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Forced Closer to Humans, Crocodiles Face Their Greatest Existential Threat These armored reptiles have long been considered indestructible, but new threats are shifting the equation
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Mistrust of science may be allowing a deadly plant pathogen to spread (credit: By Petr Pakandl – Own work, CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1176962 ) In southern Italy, a plant pathogen called Xylella fastidiosa has been ushering in an agricultural, environmental, and political crisis. The infection is affecting olive trees, which are a critical part of Italian culture and heritage. Containment of this epidemic would require cutting dow
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GPU powered storage: AMD’s Radeon Pro SSG fits a Polaris GPU alongside M.2 SSDs AMD has announced a new Polaris-based workstation graphics card with a twist. The Radeon Pro Solid State Graphics (SSG) pairs a Polaris 10 GPU with two M.2 slots, giving the card direct access to a ton of solid state storage.
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Key Islamic State leader Saad Emarati ‘killed in Afghanistan’ Afghanistan’s military says it has killed more than 120 suspected militants, including a founder of so-called Islamic State’s faction in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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Web-based technology improves pediatric ADHD care and patient outcomes As cases of ADHD continue to rise among US children, pediatricians at busy community practices are getting an assist from a web-based technology to improve the quality of ADHD care and patient outcomes. A multi-institutional study reports that a new web-based software program is helping reduce ADHD behavioral symptoms in children receiving care at community pediatric practices by coordinating care
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Measure of age in soil nitrogen could help precision agriculture What’s good for crops is not always good for the environment. Nitrogen, a key nutrient for plants, can cause problems when it leaches into water supplies. University of Illinois engineers developed a model to calculate the age of nitrogen in corn and soybean fields, which could lead to improved fertilizer application techniques to promote crop growth while reducing leaching.
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Sociologists pilot sketching as way to unlock new data Sketching is being piloted as a research tool by social scientists.
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Doping in sports and society: a growing problem The use of doping has spread from elite sports to include recreational sport and the growing “fitness movement”. It is now being practiced particularly by young and early middle aged people who are unhappy with their body image. Androgenic anabolic steroids seem to be most commonly used, followed by various types of stimulants.
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Height rankings revealed: Dutch men and Latvian women tallest in world Dutch men and Latvian women are the tallest on the planet, according to the largest ever study of height around the world.
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Major Chinese Investment in Graphene Helps Develop Lighter Planes Aircraft and high-speed trains that are lighter with improved performance will be delivered by a key Chinese investment in graphene research. A five-year collaborative research project will be…
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Security flaw in Osram’s iPhone-controlled Lightify bulbs could allow unauthorized network access Osram’s Lightify brand of connected, iPhone-controlled lightbulbs is reportedly subject to security flaws that could allow unwanted access to your home network, according to a report from security researchers Rapid7 (via ZDnet ). more… Filed under: Apple
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The Sense sleep tracking ball is nothing but a lovely alarm clock I shall sleep for science! Such was my proclamation and enthusiasm when I was pitched the idea of reviewing a sleep-monitoring gadget. Of all the activity trackers out there, surely the best kind is the one that doesn’t require any activity of you at all. And among them, the $129 Sense sleep tracker is rather unique in not requiring the user to wear anything extra while in bed. This system works
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Pickup trucks don’t suck anymore This is The Harper Spin, a weekly column from seasoned auto critic Jason H. Harper . He’s raced at Le Mans, crushed a car in a 50-ton tank, and now, he’s bringing his unique style to The Verge . You do not care about pickup trucks. A pickup is a petrol-powered wheelbarrow; surely one of the lower rungs on the automotive hierarchy. Pickups? Driven and obsessed over by people who are decidedly not
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Scientists test nanoparticle drug delivery in dogs with osteosarcoma An engineer teamed up with a veterinarian to test a bone cancer drug delivery system in animals bigger than the standard animal model, the mouse. They chose dogs — mammals closer in size and biology to humans — with naturally occurring bone cancers, which also are a lot like human bone tumors.
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Marine carbon sinking rates confirm importance of polar oceans Polar oceans pump organic carbon down to the deep sea about five times as efficiently as subtropical waters, because they can support larger, heavier organisms.
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Transcriptome differences in prostate cancer highlight racial disparities, vitamin DInvestigators report clinical research showing that African-American and European-American men with prostate cancer exhibit significantly different expression of genes associated with immune response and inflammation. Systems-level, RNA analyses support the concept that inflammatory processes may contribute to racial disparities in disease progression and that vitamin D3 supplementation can modula
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Streetcar tracks increase risk of bike crashes One-third of bike crashes in Toronto’s downtown involved the city’s streetcar tracks, according to a new study that suggests that separated bike routes could reduce risk to cyclists.
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Chemical etching method helps transistors stand tall Researchers have developed a way to etch very tall, narrow finFETs, a type of transistor that forms a tall semiconductor ‘fin’ for the current to travel over.
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How a passion lead to an idealism for the financial industry | John Francis Diaz | TEDxCYCUThe speaker would like to emphasize the importance of financial ethics both in the local and global scale. Financial ethics should not just end up as a matter of principle, but more importantly, as a matter of practice. Dr. Diaz clearly details several ethical malpractices in business whose consequences could’ve been abated. Dr. Diaz is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Finance and Depa
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Freedom of Expression and the Creative Mind | Anahita Uberoi | TEDxYouth@CAJCS“Creativity doesn’t mean that you become an artist; creativity is something that you use no matter what you do.” Anahita Uberoi talks about censorship and the struggles of putting up a play about religion in India. Anahita Uberoi is an Indian stage actor and director who recently featured in the play “Agnes of God” in Mumbai, India. She has also acted in some Hindi films and o
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Building YOUR Personal Brand Through Academics | Michael Mallery Jr. | TEDxUConnBuilding a personal brand starts earlier than you may think. Michael Mallery Jr. convinces us that academic strengths, challenges, and spaces establish crucial pieces of our defining character. Author, Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker, and College Instructor are just a few titles of distinction used to describe Mr. Michael Mallery., who is known today as one of the most influential young-leader
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Why We Must Embrace “Small Data” | Martin Lindstrom | TEDxHarvardCollegeSalon In an illustrative talk, Danish author Martin Lindstrom offers a peek into his observations as a branding expert. He says that, instead of solely looking up to big data, we must also embrace “small data” and the seemingly insignificant observations that are often the real motivators behind trends. MARTIN LINDSTROM is a branding consultant for many of today’s best known global brands. He is the au
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The whole is greater then the sum of its parts | Martin Kuipers | TEDxFryslân With everything becoming technically possible, we need a way to reflect on our intentions when innovating. Ever since primary school I loved to explain very complicated matter to other people. Once during a ‘show-and-tell’ I drew the inside of steam engine on the chalkboard to explain the inner workings of the machine. And now, reflecting on my career and current work, I am still doing the same.
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The Importance of Finding Your True Passion in Life | Rahul Anand | TEDxYouth@CAJCS“Self-discovery is a constant contemplative process that we all go through.” Rahul Anand talks about his journey to building Hopscotch, an e-commerce company that caters to mothers. He touches upon his school life and the struggles he faced on his path to self-discovery. Rahul Anand is the founder and CEO of Hopscotch, an eCommerce company catering to mothers all over India. This talk w
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Science and Serendipity: The story of a GUITAR with no strings | Frank Cheng | TEDxUIdahoFrank Cheng moved to U of I in 1997 as an Assistant Professor, earning tenure in 2002 then promotion to Professor in 2009. While there, he has published research on environmental remediation through in situ chemical oxidations with O2, and improvised explosives detection. Since 2012 he has focused on carbon materials for electrochemistry, energy storage, water purification and sensing. Frank Chen
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Footprints on the Sands of Space Science & Technology | Dr. V Adimurthy | TEDxIIMIndoreThe talk explores the idea that inscriptions on sand are not totally washed away with new waves. In reality, they make indelible impressions somewhere on somebody , and pave the way for new avenues of development. Dr V Adimurthy, currently ISRO Honorary distinguished professor and Vice president of the Aeronautical society of India, was the Chairman of the Mars Mission study team that conceptuali
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Organizational Change through Sustainability | Tim Cole | TEDxHerndon Tim Cole discusses the role of leadership in addressing sustainability challenges. He suggests “People don’t follow the plan, they follow the man”. Tim Cole is the Sustainability Officer for Virginia Beach City Public Schools and the Vice President of the Green Schools National Network. Tim was instrumental in the promotion and development of the first LEED certified elementary School in Virginia
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Frogs Have Dreams | Vijay Padaki | TEDxIIMIndore The talk describes about rethinking sustainability and co-evolution. How the fight for resources is leading to damage to the resources, whereas, inter-dependence would ensure longevity for all. He describes this idea via theatre as well. Vijay Padaki wears two caps, of management and theatre, with equal facility. He headed the HR Division of India’s oldest co-operative R&D institution, ATIRA,
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Humanity and the Bacteria Model | Penny Vlahos | TEDxUConn What can we learn about sustainability from bacteria? Dr. Penny Vlahos reveals the population secrets of micro-organisms that may be an important key to our own sustainable future. Dr. Vlahos is an Associate Professor in the Department of Marine Sciences. She is a chemical engineer by training and her research is in biogeochemistry and the thermodynamics of how molecules move in the environment (
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Most Americans Fear a Future of Designer Babies and Brain Chips Most American adults are nervous about the prospect of enhancing humans beyond normal capacities, a new Pew Research Center poll reveals. But while many of those surveyed expressed concerns about brain-boosting chips and designer babies, a significant number had a positive view of technology’s ability to transform humans and society. Read more…
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A Shape-Changing Shirt Displays How Your Workout Is Going Gadgets Second skin shows what’s within In the future, gym rats might brag about how their workout is going not with numbers on a treadmill, but by revealing a colorful display on their shirts. German…
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54C Recorded In Kuwait Likely Hottest On Record In Asia An anonymous reader writes from an Associated Press report: The UN weather agency said it suspects that the 54C temperature recorded in Kuwait has set a record for the eastern hemisphere. The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) said Tuesday it is setting up a committee to look into whether the temperature recorded last Thursday in Mitrabah, Kuwait, was a new high for the eastern hemisphere and
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Microsoft confirms 1TB and 500GB Xbox One S bundles for August 23, starting at $300Niantic Labs’ John Hanke will be delivering a fireside chat for AR/VR day (augmented reality/virtual reality) at GamesBeat 2016. Get a ticket here! Microsoft has finally confirmed launch details for the 500GB and 1TB versions of its upcoming Xbox One S console . Available initially as part of a bundle, the 500GB incarnation will be available from August 23, initially only shipping with five Halo
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To divide or not—a cellular feedback loop enables new cells to make a fateful decision It is one of the wonders of nature: multiplying cells are able to precisely copy their genetic material, once and only once, and spatially segregate the resulting two sets of chromosomes when the time comes to separate into two “daughter” cells. Just in our blood system alone, we have about 500 million cells born in the bone marrow every minute of our lifetime. Inside each of these cells
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Animation library to increase science literacy in Victoria Addressing a strong demand within the STEM community for meaningful and accessible education tools—especially around complex topics, the project will offer valuable teaching and learning resources to schools and universities teaching biomedical science.
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Newly discovered virus a prime suspect in often-fatal beak disorder spreading among birdsScientists have uncovered a fascinating new clue in the global mystery surrounding wild birds with grossly deformed beaks. A team of researchers from the California Academy of Sciences, University of California San Francisco (UCSF), and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have identified a novel virus that has been linked to Avian Keratin Disorder (AKD), a disease responsible for debilitating beak o
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Historical love-affair with indulgent foods Our desire for indulgent meals may be over 500 years old. A new analysis of European and American paintings across five centuries shows that salt, bread, sausage, and shellfish were among the most commonly depicted foods in paintings of meals from 1500 to 2000 AD.
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Ancient eye in the sky Light from a distant galaxy can be strongly bent by the gravitational influence of a foreground galaxy. That effect is called strong gravitational lensing. Normally a single galaxy is lensed at a time. The same foreground galaxy can – in theory – simultaneously lens multiple background galaxies. Although extremely rare, such a lens system offers a unique opportunity to probe the fundamental physic
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Americans worried about using gene editing, brain chip implants and synthetic blood Many in the general public think scientific and technological innovations bring helpful change to society, but they are more concerned than excited when it comes to the potential use of emerging technologies to make people’s minds sharper, their bodies stronger and healthier than ever before, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
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Researchers discover a way that animals keep their cells identical Cancers arise in skin, muscle, liver or other types of tissue when one cell becomes different from its neighbors. Although biologists have learned a lot about how tissues form during development, very little is known about how two cells of the same tissue stay identical for an animal’s entire lifetime.
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Smartwatches Give Mobile Uptick Smartwatches will dominate wearables which are driving growth and excitement in mobile amid a slowing smartphone market, said analyst Linley Gwennap.
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Germany must address fears after attacks, says Bavaria governor The governor of Bavaria urges the German government to address public concerns about security and immigration after a spate of terror attacks.
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Core Equipment 6-Person Instant Pop Up 11′ x 9′ Camping Tent $139.99 Core Equipment 6-Person Instant Pop Up 11′ x 9′ Camping Tent $139.99
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Kremlin: Idea of Russia’s involvement in US Democratic Party mail hack is ‘absurd’ A Kremlin spokesman has refuted allegations about Moscow’s possible role in the hacking of US Democratic Party emails published by WikiLeaks last week, calling such accusations “absurd.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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#BlackLivesMatter comes to UK as police watchdog publishes latest deaths in custody dataBritain’s Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has published the latest data on deaths during or following police contact, just as the Black Lives Matter movement formally launches in the UK. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Trump vs Clinton: worlds apart on science Presidential candidates begin to make clear their stark differences on climate change, energy production and stem-cell research. Nature 535 473 doi: 10.1038/535473a
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From vision to hand action: Neuroscientists decipher how our brain controls grasping movements Our hands are highly developed grasping organs that are in continuous use. Long before we stir our first cup of coffee in the morning, our hands have executed a multitude of grasps. Directing a pen between our thumb and index finger over a piece of paper with absolute precision appears as easy as catching a ball or operating a doorknob. Now neuroscientists have studied how the brain controls the d
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Sonos vs. Chromecast Audio: Which Is Best For You? Do you remember when you had to use an auxiliary audio cable to connect your iPod or laptop to a Hi-Fi? Well, those days are long gone. Today, it’s all about wireless streaming; cables are rapidly going the same way as VHS tapes and MySpace. There are lots of options on the market, but in this article we take a look at two of the most popular – Sonos and Chromecast Audio. A lot of people seem to
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This Nike Shoebox Is Actually a Secret Safe You can get safes camouflaged as everything from water bottles to cans of shaving cream, but our new favorite way to protect your valuables might be this Nike shoebox strongbox that few intruders will even think to look inside—unless they’re really after a rare pair of Jordans. The Mandem Safe isn’t available for sale just yet, but its creators do have prototypes made using five-millimeter thick
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Citing cyber ‘revolution,’ Obama issues attack response plan The White House warned Tuesday of a “revolution” of computer-generated threats to the U.S. stoked by growing cyber aggression by traditional U.S. foes like Russia and North Korea, and issued a color-coded response plan for the federal government to use after major cyberattacks.
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Remains of lost Spanish fort found on South Carolina coast Archaeologists have found the location of a long-sought Spanish fort on the South Carolina coast at the site of what was once the first capital of Spanish Florida.
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What’s life like for Tajikistan’s stateless? Many former Soviet citizens in Tajikistan are considered stateless, and lack access to basic services, as Abdujalil Abdurasulov reports.
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The Syrian refugees in ‘no man’s land’ Aid agencies say urgent help is needed for more than 85,000 Syrian refugees stuck in “no-man’s land” by their country’s border with Jordan.
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Take Your GoPro Everywhere With This $16 Accessory Kit Your GoPro longs to go everywhere with you, and with this ridiculously-affordable accessory kit , it finally can. It’s also worth noting that these accessories will work with any action cam that uses a GoPro-style mounting system, like the Yi Action Cam . Read more…
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Ring Soap Less likely to be dropped, Ring Soap won’t just make your shower time a lot more convenient, they’ll no doubt prove a massive hit in prisons, too. The smart circular design means they can be easily hung from a tap or hook, and they’re crafted from high-end materials with soothing notes such as vanilla, citrus and spice.
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Apple may have big plans for its Pencil stylus and Macs, new patent reveals Times have most definitely changed. Steve Jobs famously said: “If you see a stylus, they blew it.” With the release of the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil last year, Apple walked back on its stance on the stylus. A new patent filed in 2014, but only made public recently (via Patently Apple ), suggests Apple may have bigger plans for the Apple Pencil that will make it work with Macs. SEE ALSO:
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A Song About Rockets Link (PG-13: Language) YouTuber Exurb1a schools us on the history of rockets with the rapid-fire lyrical patterns of Gilbert & Sullivan’s classic tune I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General , though we wouldn’t exactly call what he’s doing “singing.” More Awesome Stuff: The Space Elevator in a Nutshell Black Holes Explained Pt. 1 Nuclear Fruit: Lunar Dreams Messages for the Future Coul
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How marketers and brand managers can prepare for the cognitive era Sensors are all around us, not just in our cars but in our homes, our phones, our airplanes, our elevators, our workplaces and on our wrists; they are ubiquitous. They protect us, warn us and, in some cases, even inspire us to live better, healthier lives. The cognitive era is here, and machines will be increasingly trusted to not only collect and analyze data, but to help us make our decisions.
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No Man’s Sky hit with last-minute delay on PC PC players excited for the release of No Man’s Sky are going to have to wait a little bit longer to cruise around the universe. Originally scheduled to launch alongside the PS4 version on August 9, the PC version of the highly-anticipated game has been hit with another delay. That’s going to be disappointing to hear for eager gamers who … Continue reading
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An unknown company made an actually decent $99 smartwatch You probably haven’t heard of Mobvoi, the Chinese company that helped Google circumvent some blocked services to bring Android Wear to China . But now might be a good time to get to know the company. Mobvoi debuted its Ticwatch 2 smartwatch on Kickstarter today, bringing its popular smartwatch, which was previously only available in China, to the world. I got a chance to use a preproduction Ticwa
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This $100 smartwatch is powered by Android The smartwatch market may not be the next big thing as many hoped it would be, but that isn’t stopping countless smaller companies from trying to take a piece of the pie. The latest effort comes from a Chinese company called Mobvoi and is an Android-based smartwatch complete with its own proprietary software and voice assistant. The Ticwatch 2 is launching through a Kickstarter campaign today and
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The best official Star Wars prop replicas (lots of) money can buy When it comes to collecting props, Star Wars fans don’t like to settle for anything less than the most screen-accurate items possible. For the older films, when lightsabers, blasters, and ships were cobbled together with found parts and ingenuity, that meant tracking down the original items and handcrafting perfect replicas at incredible cost. When it comes to The Force Awakens , those collectors
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Open an app and transform any space (Sponsor) Transform your home. Avea transforms any place with beautiful dynamic light moods. Control your ambience from your phone, iPad, or Apple Watch, and unwind in one of these carefully crafted settings with subtly changing light: Magic Hour Northern Glow Mountain Breeze Cozy Flames Sunny Field Fairy Woods Caribbean Sea Candy Land Calm Provence Cherry Blossom With Avea Flare , bring dynamic light mood
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Simple.Savr Makes It Incredibly Easy to Share Files on the Same WiFi Network There’s no shortage of file-sharing apps to choose from. You’ve got Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneNote for sharing just about anything on the cloud, for example, and Pushbullet is awesome for sharing files between your own devices . Simple.Savr lets you share files and text across your Wi-Fi network, and it has a simple, easy-to-use interface. http://lifehacker.com/file-syncing-s… You don’t need
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Crumpler Vis-A-Vis Clear Trunk You’ll have to check this one since it’s way too big for overhead compartments. Still, the Crumpler Vis-A-Vis Clear Trunk is as unique and expressive as luggage gets, carry-on or not. Its shell is made of durable polycarbonate that also happens to be crystal clear, showing off the entirety of its contents on all sides, so consider stashing your flashy undergarments in an opaque packing cube. A he
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Middle atmosphere in sync with the ocean Water plays a major role for our planet not only in its liquid form at the surface. In the atmosphere too, it considerably affects our lives as well as weather and climate. Clouds and rainfall are one example. Water vapor, the gaseous form of water, also plays a prominent role on Earth. It is the most important greenhouse gas in the atmosphere, without it the Earth would be a frozen planet. For cl
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Severity of enzyme deficiency central to favism The congenital disease favism causes sickness and even jaundice in patients after they consume beans. The culprit is a particular enzyme deficiency, which destroys the red blood cells. Scientists have now discovered that, in the event of a severe or complete enzyme deficiency, patients can also suffer from an immunodeficiency. Patients need to be treated differently depending on the severity of th
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Violent groups revealed on Twitter New sentiment analysis algorithms are able to monitor the social network Twitter in search of violent groups. The system analyses both the messages these individuals share and how their relationships develop. Law enforcement authorities have already expressed interest in the tool.
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Google relaunches Zagat because people can’t count to 30 Google bought Zagat 5 years ago in a bid to take on Yelp, but so far the latter remains more popular. But now Google iss relaunching a core aspect of the food guide in order to better fit modern standards of restaurant reviews. Basically Zagat’s iconic 30-point scoring system is dead. The reason, as you can expect, is that it was apparently too complicated, especially when nearly every other serv
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From Physics to Science Fiction A sci–fi author explains how she made the journey from science to writing — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Groundbreaking Graphic Design Book Will Be Reproduced, Sold on Kickstarter Design fans will swoon over the wild typography and layout of the ‘Bolted Book,’ a Futurist masterpiece A new facsimile edition of Fortunato Depero’s 1927 masterpiece Depero Futurista —aka the ‘Bolted Book’—is poised to launch on Kickstarter this fall. The book is renowned in art and design circles as the first modern artist’s book and paved the way for many innovative art and design trends commo
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Republicans Have Become the Party of No Ideas—and Democrats Have Become the Party of Bad Ideas In a speech last night at the Democratic National Convention, Sen. Elizabeth Warren offered a contrast between her party and Republican presidential nominee. “Last week Donald Trump spoke for more than an hour on the biggest stage he’s ever had,” she said. “But other than talking about building a stupid wall, which will never get built, really, did you hear any actual ideas?”
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SPECTRO Introduces Next Generation SPECTRO MIDEX Small-Spot ED-XRF Analyzers For Faster, More Accurate Elemental Analysis of Precious Metals SPECTRO Analytical Instruments today announced the introduction of a new generation of SPECTRO MIDEX small-spot energy-dispersive x-ray fluorescence (ED-XRF) analyzers for faster and more accurate…
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There’s An Enormous Blob of Gas Spinning Around Our Galaxy Artist’s concept of the giant blob of spinning gas that envelops our galaxy and from which we all emerged. Image: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss/Ohio State/A Gupta et al Here’s some knowledge that’ll make you feel like a microbe: Our Milky Way galaxy, a collection of hundreds of billions of stars and worlds, is but a tiny nucleus buried deep inside an enormous blob of million-degree gas that’s spinning at a ri
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China to adopt new app rules to monitor user accounts China’s internet authorities will enforce new rules to tighten their grip on the rapidly growing app market in the mainland, demanding that all app providers adopt real-name registration for users and keep their activity logs for at least 60 days.
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A Woman President Wouldn’t Erase Centuries Of Male-Dominated Politics Design & Animation by Tom McCarten Graphics by Ella Koeze Music & Sound by Redhorse Studio As the very first female presidential nominee of a major party, Democrat Hillary Clinton is already in a historic position. Come November, she could achieve another milestone: becoming the first Madam President in United States history. Yet behind the groundbreaking nature of Clinton’s candidacy lie
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Unleashing our SuperPowers | Bernie Hollywood | TEDxLiverpool Bernie Hollywood confirms that we are each born with a unique SuperPower & finding this is key so that it can benefit our world. Bernie talks about how this can be achieved and how via his SuperPower of ‘connecting’ he has made a positive difference to the lives of thousands throughout the globe By day Bernie is a cool headed banker harnessing business potential throughout the UK. Outside of
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European wind energy is now cheaper than nuclear power Wind energy has officially overtaken nuclear power as the most affordable energy option – at least in the countries surrounding the North Sea. In nearby European nations, the cost of wind is now 30% lower than nuclear, a promising development in the push for renewable energy around the world. At the rate of present installations, industry group WindEurope predicts these windfarms will generate a
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5 Health and Medicine Issues to Watch for at the Democratic Convention Clinton has promoted medical research and policy since the 1990s — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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TODAY ONLY Harman Kardon Aura Wireless Speaker System (Recertified) $139.95 TODAY ONLY Harman Kardon Aura Wireless Speaker System (Recertified) $139.95
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Less fertilizer good news for the Great Barrier Reef Researchers have shown a way to potentially halve the amount of fertilizer dairy farmers use while maintaining pasture yields, providing improved protection for the Great Barrier Reef.
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The case of the vanishing pandemic: Deadly bird flu flies the coop in the US (credit: Getty Images | PRAKASH SINGH ) In November of 2014, a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu derived from Eurasia called H5N2 popped up in North America—in a Canadian turkey farm east of Vancouver, to be exact. From there, the virus quickly spread and mutated into new varieties, including H5N1, fanning fears it would vault to humans and cause a deadly pandemic. By March of 2015, it and its
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A Young Brand Unveils an Affordable GMT Watch The Chicago-based watch brand Oak & Oscar puts its spin on the travel watch. … Read More »
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Miami police headquarters evacuated over suspicious package The Miami, Florida police headquarters has been evacuated after a suspicious package was left in front of it. The bomb squad is on the scene, according to the Miami Police Department. Read Full Article at RT.com
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“These are the challenges I love to see designers tackling” Comments update: readers were almost unanimous in their praise for a graduate designer’s idea to create a colostomy bag for “intimate moments” , as they contemplated the merits of choosing the right projects to address with design. (more…)
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Hair Today, Hair Tomorrow: Preventing Hair Loss with Dove Men+Care Hair Loss: It Happens to Almost Everyone The American Hair Loss Association’s research shows that, “by the age of thirty-five, two-thirds… The post Hair Today, Hair Tomorrow: Preventing Hair Loss with Dove Men+Care appeared first on The Manual .
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Modern Cozy Combination Of Three Apartments Into One To meet the needs of a large family, FORM turned three existing apartments into one in the historic center of Moscow. Their main objective was create an apartment that felt like an extension of the family while making it feel calm and welcoming. Throughout the apartment, a fairly subdued palette was implemented to encourage a calm, soothing environment. Shades of aquamarine paired with oak wood a
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Ray Kurzweil Is Talking Bullshit Again For decades, Ray Kurzweil has consistently been wrong about the future . But people still listen to him for some reason. In fact, organizations reportedly pay him $50,000 per speech to hear him say inane things about the shiny, tech-utopian world of tomorrow. At one such speech he recently said that the world isn’t getting worse, it’s merely our perception. Allow me to humbly suggest that, at bes
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Discrimination Against Discrimination: Why We Don’t Need Anti-Discrimination Laws Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rss Big Government Legal System Interventionism Discrimination Against Discrimination: Why We Don’t Need Anti-Discrimination Laws 0 Views In March of this year, the North Carolina state government passed legislation with at least two controversial components. The law requires that people use bathrooms according to what their birth certificate says regarding sex and it
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Amazon Will ‘Immediately’ Begin Testing Delivery Drones In The U.K. Aviation Still waiting for laws to change in the United States Amazon test drones UK…
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UK will get first Amazon drone deliveries Almost three years after the service was first announced, Amazon will soon get its Prime Air off the ground.
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No President Should Be ‘Shaping’ the Lives of Children for Four or Eight Years First Lady Michelle Obama was granted the task last night of making Hillary Clinton seem like a human being other people should aspire to emulate and not a lifelong politician who for some reason is less able to conceal her mercenary maneuvering than her peers. Part of Obama’s speech was about the role of parents and parenting, and in particular, being good role models, suggesting that Clinton is
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This Nondescript Key Is Actually Six Different Tools Update : Also available for $3 each on eBay. Read more…
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Human ‘Super Predator’ More Terrifying Than Bears, Wolves and Dogs Bears, wolves and other large carnivores are frightening beasts but the fear they inspire in their prey pales in comparison to that caused by the human ‘super predator.’
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Making Terahertz Lasers More Powerful Researchers have nearly doubled the continuous output power of a type of laser, called a terahertz quantum cascade laser, with potential applications in medical imaging, airport security and more. Increasing the continuous output power of these lasers is an important step toward increasing the range of practical applications. The researchers report their results in the journal AIP Advances.
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Plasma Technology Can Be Tapped to Kill Biofilms on Perishable Fruit, Foods Seeing fruit “turn bad and going to waste” inspired a team of researchers in China to explore using atmospheric pressure nonequilibrium plasma — already widely used for medical purposes — as a novel solution to extend the shelf life of fruit and other perishable foods. Now they report in Physics of Plasmas about their computational study of how air plasma interacts with bacterial biofi
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Crosshatch Aluminum Wallets Let’s face it—most wallets are annoying. They’re big, bulky, and if we could, we’d leave them behind forever. Why, oh why, can’t anyone come up with something slimmer and more durable? Oh… Wait. The Crosshatch Aluminum Wallet by Sapling, is machined from a single piece of solid 6061 aircraft grade aluminum, and then bead blasted […]
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Tuesday Link Roundup Every Tuesday we bring you a collection of some of our favorite things we’ve recently found around the web. From stories to photography, we include a little of everything.
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Cyberespionage group Patchwork sets its sights on multiple industries A cyberespionage group known for targeting diplomatic and government institutions has branched out into many other industries, including aviation, broadcasting, and finance, researchers warn. Known as Patchwork, or Dropping Elephant, the group stands out not only through its use of simple scripts and ready-made attack tools, but also through its interest in Chinese foreign relations. The group’s
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Democrats wants to balance liberty and security in encryption debate In 2012, the Democratic party platform document (released every four years at the Democratic National Convention) made barely a mention of internet privacy and how it affects US citizens. But that was before Edward Snowden’s revelations. This year, as the DNC kicks off in Philadelphia, the new Democratic Party platform addresses the privacy concerns brought to light in 2013. It also gets into the
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Marine carbon sinking rates confirm importance of polar oceans About the same amount of atmospheric carbon that goes into creating plants on land goes into the bodies of tiny marine plants known as plankton. When these plants die and sink, bacteria feed on their sinking corpses and return their carbon to the seawater. When plankton sink deep enough before being eaten, this carbon is taken out of circulation as a greenhouse gas to remain trapped in the deep o
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Measure of age in soil nitrogen could help precision agriculture What’s good for crops is not always good for the environment. Nitrogen, a key nutrient for plants, can cause problems when it leaches into water supplies. University of Illinois engineers developed a model to calculate the age of nitrogen in corn and soybean fields, which could lead to improved fertilizer application techniques to promote crop growth while reducing leaching. read more
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A new type of quantum bits In computers of the future, information might be stored in the form of quantum bits. But how can a quantum bit be realised? read more
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Here’s our agenda for GamesBeat 2016: The Platform Awakens — with 93 speakers I’ve worked for months to recruit, and sometimes re-recruit, 93 speakers for GamesBeat 2016 , our game conference that runs August 1-3 at the beautiful Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes in Los Angeles. Above: Mike Capps, strategic advisor at Solid Fog and former president of Epic Games. Image Credit: Mike Capps Check out the agenda for GamesBeat 2016 here . Make sure you look at the speakers
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Study Reveals 2D Hybrids Exhibit Unique Characteristics Researchers at Rice University lab explore 2D hybrids to see how they are different from standard electronics. Rice University researchers believe that old rules do not always apply when 2D…
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New Environmentally Friendly Process to Produce Larger Two-Dimensional Nanosheets A novel production method for two-dimensional (2D) nanosheets has been developed by a research team led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. In this new method, nontoxic…
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Market doesn’t justify reusable launchers, expendable rocket makers argue Screen grab of the reusable rocket panel discussion. From left: Dan Dumbacher, Gary Payton, Doug Bradley, Ben Goldberg, and Tom Markusic. (credit: AIAA/LiveStream) The US government and some of its major aerospace contractors have tried to tackle the problem of reusable rockets and spacecraft for several decades, from the DC-X to the space shuttle, with mixed success. Even after spending hundreds
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Welcome to Lab 2.0 Where Computers Replace Experimental Science We spend our lives surrounded by high-tech materials and chemicals that make our batteries, solar cells and mobile phones work. But developing new technologies requires time-consuming, expensive and even dangerous experiments. Luckily we now have a secret weapon that allows us to save time, money and risk by avoiding some of these experiments: computers. Thanks to Moore’s law and a number of devel
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With plans for three new electric vehicles by 2020, could Audi become the Tesla of Europe?Tesla doesn’t have the monopoly on electric vehicles; many large automakers have already gotten in on the electric car market, with Audi previously announcing its intention to ramp up production by releasing one EV every year starting in 2018.
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Why every tech pro should learn to code Coding is one of the hottest skills on the tech market. According to a recent survey from Burning Glass , programming jobs are growing 12 percent faster than the average. According to the survey in 2015 there were seven million job openings that required coding skills. To discover trends around occupations, skills, credentials and salaries, Burning Glass evaluated its database of 26 million uniqu
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IDG Contributor Network: That’s no moon, it’s an Amazon Prime Air delivery drone You barely see it dropping out of the sky from around 400 feet . It’s bigger than your family pet, judging from the pictures . And, it can deliver a five-pound package to your doorstep with no problems. Amazingly, this technology is not some far-off science-fiction fantasy. Amazon announced their Prime Air delivery service will be ramping up in the U.K. soon , tackling some of the regulatory issu
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The chrome-plated Diskus makes it simpler to charge your Apple Watch on the go Let’s discuss the Diskus . It’s a small, disc-shaped charger for your Apple Watch , but that’s not the only thing it does or the problem it solves. Apple provides a snake-like cable and charger with the Apple Watch, which is long and annoying. Meanwhile, accessory manufacturers concentrate on stylish but bulky travel kits that combine a dock and charger . What if you just want to slip a charger f
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How The Dental Industry Has Changed Are you a dentist, in training or considering entering the profession? Well, it’s worth considering how the dental industry has changed in recent years, and while the old saying goes ‘people will always need their teeth’, it’s not a profession without challenges! That said, there have some also been some great advances in the industry too, making dentists’ jobs easier and more rewarding than befor
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Looking into Tesla’s refocused plans for the future Tesla, a forward-thinking company with a goal to integrate clean energy, energy storage and transportation solutions to the world, has been hard at work trying to carry out its master plans for the future. Ten years ago, Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors, formulated an ambitious plan to change the world with electric cars, and with the likely acquisition of SolarCity, he has just released a revi
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Kindness Contagion Witnessing kindness inspires kindness, causing it to spread like a virus — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Common Objections to Capitalism Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 26 July 2016.
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Future versions of the Apple Pencil could work with Mac trackpads Apple has been granted a patent that allows it to use a future edition of the Apple Pencil with the Magic Trackpad. That combination could potentially allow users to draw on their Mac without the need for an extra peripheral like a Wacom tablet. The patent, which Apple applied for back in 2014, describes a much more powerful version of the Apple Pencil than the first generation model. Support for
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Porsche’s electric Mission E will be a job creator – Roadshow Its greenest effort to date won’t just rely on everything Porsche’s built. It’s going to need more.
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Link About It: Twitter’s Identity as a News Organization For many dedicated Twitter users, the service feels like it’s populated by only a few types of people: journalists, celebrities, comedians and those watching it all unfold. This spring, the Twitter app pivoted its categorization in the iOS store from…… Continue Reading…
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BlackBerry ditches the physical keyboard for its second Android phone Surprise – BlackBerry is back. The once mighty and always business-minded smartphone maker has returned with its followup to the PRIV. The Canadian hardware company’s second Android handset features a 5.2-inch full HD display, in place of BlackBerry’s trademark physical keyboard. The rather formally named DTEK50 runs Android Marshmallow coupled with a slew of security… Read More
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Venmo’s in-app purchases are now available to everyone You’ll soon be able to use Venmo for much more than just paying friends. Nearly six months after taking its first steps to expand beyond person-to-person payments, Paypal-owned Venmo is now opening up its in-app purchase abilities to all its users. Beginning Wednesday, users will be able to make purchases within nearly a dozen apps using their existing Venmo accounts. SEE ALSO: The 13 most entert
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Researchers nearly double the continuous output power of a type of terahertz laserResearchers have nearly doubled the continuous output power of a type of laser, called a terahertz quantum cascade laser, with potential applications in medical imaging, airport security and …
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Rockets Of Awesome’s New Subscription Service Keeps Up With Your Growing Kids This platform tries to make clothes shopping easier for parents by sending them seasonal boxes customized to kids’ sizes and tastes. Shopping for kid’s clothes can be fun. You take your little ones to Gap Kids, J.Crew, or The Children’s Place and watch them try on cute new outfits; you have a chuckle when they pick a tutu for their school photo or only choose clothing in purple, their new favorit
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daigo ishii + future-scape architects ‘tokyo-ize’ six of the world’s major cities the project’ explores the idea of ‘locality’ and asks ‘what is the image of a city?’ if elements from its environment are replaced with those from an entirely different context. The post daigo ishii + future-scape architects ‘tokyo-ize’ six of the world’s major cities appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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New hazard in Fukushima: Crippled nuclear plant crawling with Pokémon As if leaking radioactive fuel and contaminated groundwater were not enough, a new health hazard is now coming out of the crippled Japanese nuclear site in Fukushima – and it goes by the name of Pokémon. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Instagram Has Been Crashing and the World Is Really #InstaSad People are cancelling road trips, putting off fancy meals, and even saving their favourite outfits for later.
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Zero Energy Buildings should make nice with ice Air conditioning is a big part of our energy consumption, and ice can work like a big AC battery.
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Brexit looms large over EU climate policies Britain’s leave vote confuses EU emissions pledges. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20322
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Why Trump Will Wreck the Constitution Worse Than Even Hillary Libertarian law professor Ilya Somin has an excellent piece arguing why libertarians and conservatives should worry more about Trump appointing the next generation of Supreme Court justices than Hillary. (And it’s not because Trump thinks that judges sign bills and there are XII articles in the Constitution.) He notes : Trump is not just a conventional Republican candidate. He wants to remake the
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Ancient temples in the Himalaya reveal signs of past earthquakes Tilted pillars, cracked steps, and sliding stone canopies in a number of 7th-century A.D. temples in northwest India are among the telltale signs that seismologists are using to reconstruct the extent of some of the region’s larger historic earthquakes.
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Why Call Centers Always Make You Wait Forever Nobody really likes call centers. Most companies that have them only have them reluctantly. The people who work in them would often rather be anywhere else. And the people who have to call them — which includes just about everybody — find them frustrating. But they’re a fact of modern life and won’t be going away any time soon. So why do they annoy us so much and what can we do about it? The Work
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Apple Music videos no longer use up your data, if you’re on T-Mobile T-Mobile’s Binge On service, which excludes certain video services from counting toward a user’s monthly data plan, now includes music videos from Apple Music . In a blog post on Tuesday, T-Mobile CEO and president John Legere announced Apple’s music streaming service along with a dozen additional video services including ABC, DISH Anywhere, Nat Geo TV and Fox Now are now a part of the carrier’s
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The White House Finally Has a Plan For Dealing With Hacker Disasters Getty Images The White House just released new guidelines that detail how the federal government will respond to large scale hacks, including details on how it gauges the significance of particular hacks. The new plan specifically deals with major cyber breaches “affecting the homeland, US capabilities, or US interests.” It makes you wonder: what took them so long? The federal government has stru
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I Must Own These Daft Punk Figures With Light-Up LED Helmets Medicom has been creating Daft Punk figures for a while now, including versions of the secretive duo as they appeared promoting their latest album, Random Access Memories . But the toymaker is now introducing versions of the figures dating back to their 2001 album Discovery , which for the first time will include light-up helmets. Standing just shy of 12 inches, the Guy-Manuel de Homen-Christo an
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10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Kindle Master The Kindle e-reader has been with us in one form or another since 2007, and it’s still going strong. It’s a super simple device, and for most people, that’s a huge part of its appeal. But don’t let its simplicity fool you into thinking there aren’t any interesting tweaks you can make to your beloved e-reader. Here are 10 of our favorite Kindle tweaks that make reading anywhere even easier. 1) Car
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Stuff Your Sock Drawer With Today’s Amazon Gold Box The half life of a pair of socks (meaning the time it takes to lose half the pair) is a few months at most, so stock up on athletic socks from Under Armour, Asics, and more in today’s Amazon Gold Box. Read more…
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Road Trip Rooftop Tent Take your outdoor adventuring to a whole new level — above your ride — with the Road Trip Rooftop Tent. It’s a streamlined shelter to afford maximum protection from maximum elements and comes equipped with a cool special annex add-on which can be erected in just a jiffy. So convert your car into a campervan and get exploring.
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You can’t turn off Cortana in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update Microsoft made an interesting decision with Windows 10’s Anniversary Update , which is now in its final stages of development before it rolls out on August 2. Cortana, the personal digital assistant that replaced Windows 10’s search function and taps into Bing’s servers to answer your queries with contextual awareness, no longer has an off switch . With the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, the sear
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Religious leaders express ‘horror’ at attack on church in France Pope Francis led condemnation of an assault on a church in northwestern France on Tuesday, which claimed the life of an 86-year-old priest and left four people injured, one critically. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack.
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Five Ways to Optimize Your Workspace for Productivity Few things affect our productivity as much as what we surround ourselves with. Yet most of us rarely take the time to step back and really analyze our working environment. Instead, we take a ‘set it and forget it’ approach to where we work. This post originally appeared on the Crew blog . We go to the same office, the same coffee shop, the same co-working space and try to force ourselves into a p
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Now Is the Perfect Time to Drop Apple Maps. Here’s Why Google Maps has been updated. Here’s what you need to know. … Read More »
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Digging deeper into Mars Water is the key to life on Earth. 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 pict
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President Obama loved Michelle’s DNC speech even more than you did If you didn’t watch Michelle Obama ‘s Democratic National Convention speech yet, grab a box of tissues and do so here . After watching, keep a strong hold on that box of tissues, because her husband President Barack Obama tweeted his beautiful reaction to her incredible and moving speech. SEE ALSO: Michelle Obama’s Democratic convention speech probably made your mom text you “Incredible spee
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Missing craters on Ceres may have been smoothed by a mud facial Ceres has surprisingly few large craters for a dwarf planet located in an asteroid belt, but its muddy composition could have wiped away the biggest impacts
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LinkedIn acquires sales presentation app maker PointDrive LinkedIn today announced that it has acquired PointDrive , a provider of sales presentation tools, as part of efforts to empower more salespeople across its professional social network. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but most of the PointDrive team will be joining LinkedIn’s engineering, product, and sales teams. When the deal closes sometime this year, the soon-to-be Microsoft-o
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Verizon wants to combine Yahoo with AOL to compete in mobile video against Google and Facebook On the heels of Verizon’s $4.8 billion deal to acquire Yahoo , the telecom company emphasized during an earnings call today that it wants to create a mobile video giant to compete with Google and Facebook. With many of its legacy network businesses slowing or declining, Verizon has been in search of other ways to restart revenue growth. The company reported second quarter earnings that fell short
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Dutch app lets users decide refugees’ fate A Dutch app called The Detailed Interview is letting users decide the fate of “refugees” in the Netherlands.
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Stunning Addition in Seoul Literally Balances the Old and New By floating a second story above a traditional home, CoRe Architects modernizes a traditional Korean home. Every building site has challenges, but for this project in Seoul’s Sinseol-dong neighborhood, the restrictions were particularly tricky: an entirely new building wasn’t allowed, additions could only be half the size of the existing structure, and the current building was a historic wood-fra
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Bruker Introduces New Generation of EBSD Detectors and Software for Advanced Post-Processing and Visualization of 3D EBSD/EDS Data Cubes At the Microscopy & Microanalysis 2016 Meeting, Bruker today introduces the e-FlashFS and e-FlashHD, two models of a new generation of detectors for electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD)…
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What’s Behind A Science vs. Philosophy Fight? An old fight between philosophy and science has flared up again. Fortunately we have Rebecca Newberger Goldstein to help us sort out what’s going. Read More
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Nvidia’s enterprise-targeted Quadro cards deliver enormous power If you thought AMD’s new pro-focused graphics card was something special , Nvidia might have something to say about that. It has also launched some new graphics cards aimed at enterprise users, and those Quadro cards bring the power. Announced at this week’s SIGGRAPH 2016 graphics conference, Nvidia’s new Quadro P6000 and P5000 are something quite special, with the former trouncing even the recen
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Bourne in 90 Seconds: Matt Damon gives a recap of the franchise so far Matt Damon made his debut as Jason Bourne in 2002’s The Bourne Identity , and his portrayal of the former black-ops agent went on to spawn a successful franchise of films that continues with this week’s Jason Bourne . However, with four films packed with double-crosses, memory wipes, and shady government conspiracies, it can be difficult to keep track of everything that led up to this week’s fift
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AT&T to lead robocall “strike force”—after claiming it can’t block them It seems Ars readers are not ready to welcome our new IoT overlords. (credit: peyri ) AT&T has agreed to lead an “industry strike force” to limit robocalls, just a couple of months after its CEO claimed there’s just about nothing it can do to block unwanted calls. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said in May that his company doesn’t have “permission” or “the appropriat
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Dagadam Watch Say hi to Dagadam Watch , a beautiful smart watch with a clean and perfect round design. The idea is that a smart watch doesn?t have to be bulky and full of standout features, it is simply an extension of your smartphone and should need only discrete notifications and small app icons. Made of durable and tough aluminum used in the aeronautics industry, the Dagadam Watch has a Spectrum display wit
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Backcountry Spice Kit Camp Brand Goods have just presented the perfect meal time companion for your next camping trip, the Backcountry Spice Kit . Made in collaboration with the Silk Road Spice Merchants, the kit includes all the camping spices you need in one convenient, custom-made, water-repellent, 600-Denier canvas case. Includes 5 spices: Inca Fire Salt, Scarborough Fair, Apple Pie Spice, as well as Driftwood Tex
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The Man Who Made Things Out Of Trees The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees is a tale of craftsmanship for nature lovers, and about the joy of making things in wood. The fascinating read tells the story of how one individual (Rob Penn) cut down a single ash tree to see how many things could be crafted from it. In the book, Rob talks about the therapeutic value of working with wood, the joy of making things in wood, of its touch and sm
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Off Floating Hotel Paris The recently opened OFF hotel in Paris offers guests a unique experience, an opportunity to stay in the city?s first floating hotel and bar. Paris surely has no shortage of luxury accommodations, none of which, however, compare to this experience due to the unique location and concept. Docked in the river Seine, the floating craft boasts 54 rooms, four suites, a plunge pool, a summer terrace area
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Today’s Best Deals: Air Conditioners, Wireless Headphones, Your Favorite Travel Mug An ultra-thin Anker battery pack , $10 wireless headphones, and portable air conditioners lead off Tuesday’s best deals. Read more…
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Watch The Polls For Clinton’s VP Bounce. If She Gets One. We’ll be reporting from Philadelphia all week and live-blogging each night. Check out all our dispatches from the Democratic convention here . PHILADELPHIA — This is the bounciest time of the campaign season. Donald Trump has clearly gotten a polling bounce out of his convention . How long that will last may be complicated by a number of factors, including any bounce Hillary Clinton might get out
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Reese Towpower 21536 Towing 2″ Starter Kit $6.47 Reese Towpower 21536 Towing 2″ Starter Kit $6.47
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wHY and artist Rirkrit Tiravanija Design “Waterfall Pavilion” for the LA Public Art BiennialPhoto by Panic Studio LA, courtesy of City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA). Artwork commissioned by DCA for CURRENT:LA Water. Image © [Rirkrit Tiravanija 2016] Now on display as part of CURRENT: LA ’s Public Art Biennial is “The Waterfall Pavilion,” designed by Los Angeles architects wHY’s Objects Workshop division in coordination with contemporary artist Rirkrit Tiravanija .
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Thai activists charged over ‘military torture’ report Three Thai activists are charged with criminal defamation after authoring a report on alleged military abuses committed in the restive south.
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Kelly Clarkson schooled a Twitter troll after Michelle Obama’s Democratic convention speechLike many, Kelly Clarkson had many feelings after Michelle Obama’s inspiring speech during the Democratic National Convention . “That was amazing!!” the singer tweeted . SEE ALSO: Michelle Obama’s Democratic convention speech probably made your mom text you But someone had problem with the speech and responded to Clarkson’s enthusiasm with some criticism of the fact FLOTUS shared that e
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Google Maps’ WiFi mode won’t eat into your data plan Google Maps may get a subtle change to its offline and data modes that could have a not-so-subtle effect on your cellphone bill. According to an update spotted by Android Police , it has replaced the “Offline areas” in settings with something called “WiFi only” for some users. The difference is apparently that with the new mode, Google Maps will (almost) never use cellular dat
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explorer scales everest + captures immersive video with samsung galaxy S7 + gear 360explorer scales everest + captures immersive video with samsung galaxy S7 + gear 360 korean climber and explorer young-ho heo has tackled mount everest once again, but this time he brought along a samsung ‘galaxy S7′ and ‘gear 360′ to record his journey. when climbing the great mountains of the world, weight […] The post explorer scales everest + captures immersive video with samsung galaxy S7 +
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Gaddafi henchmen who stole millions from Libya found laundering money through British banks Three of former Libyan dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s henchmen have been found living comfortably in Britain despite being wanted in Tripoli for allegedly embezzling millions from the war torn state. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Jihadi Jack’ misses doughnuts & kebabs… but not his parents A 20-year-old Islamic convert who is accused of joining Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) has said he misses doughnuts and kebabs in the UK, but hates non-believers, including his parents. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Labour NEC ‘misapplied’ party rules by including Corbyn on leadership ballot, rival tells high court Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was placed on the leadership ballot because officials “misapplied” the party’s rules, a millionaire and failed politician told the High Court on Tuesday. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Hammerhead vs tiger shark: Ferocious undersea battle caught on camera (VIDEO) An epic undersea battle between a hammerhead shark and a tiger shark has been captured on video by a charter boat crew off the coast of Louisiana. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Devil’s cousin: Carnivore capable of ‘slicing up’ animals 5mn yrs ago identified in AustraliaResearchers have identified a distant relative of the Tasmanian devil, Australia’s largest living flesh-eating marsupial. The Whollydooleya tomnpatrichorum was the carnivore’s “cousin,” with teeth capable of “slicing up the largest animals” five million years ago. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Democrats Weigh Antitrust Effort Against Silicon Valley The US Democratic Party has adopted the strongest antitrust platform language in decades, laying the foundation for what some party leaders hope will be an aggressive effort to curb the growing power of Silicon Valley giants like Google, Apple and Amazon. The inclusion of strong antitrust language in the Democratic party’s platform, which was approved Monday at the Democratic National Convention,
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How Hackers Are Making the Internet and the World a Safer Place Keren Elazari is a former hacker and a security analyst, known online as @k3r3n3 , she is senior researcher at the Tel Aviv University Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center. It’s 2016 and hacking is all around us. What was a pastime for curious, smart nerds became big business for the underworld, and a lucrative tool in the arsenal of nations . Everyone is hacking everyone, trying each other’s