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Proposed Lego set honoring women of NASA wants your vote – CNET A suggested new Lego set honoring female pioneers who helped further US space exploration could hit store shelves if it gets enough votes on the Lego Ideas site.
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VW’s diesel buyback gets preliminary go-ahead from judge – Roadshow This will allow the company to set up a site where diesel owners can see how much they’re going to receive as part of the settlement.
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VisualRuler Uses Your Camera to Measure Real World Objects iOS: Sometimes you need to get a quick measurement of something and you probably don’t carry a ruler around, but of course, there’s an app for that. VisualRuler gives you a decent estimate of an object’s dimensions using your phone’s camera. This is how it works: To give the app a reference point for scale, you include a credit card (or equivalent wallet-sized card) alongside the object you’re me
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5+ OneNote Note-Taking Tips & Tricks for First Time Users If you’ve recently made the jump from Evernote to OneNote, or you fancy organizing your life with a cloud-based note-taking app for the first time, there is a chance you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed right now. OneNote and Evernote have some key differences that can be jarring to first time users, while for complete novices the OneNote interface can appear confusing. I’m not here to say which is t
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Cloudcover Bags Price: $214-$264 | Buy Showers Pass’ rugged, waterproof bags not only offer tons of organized storage, their Transit and Utility backpacks also come with four grommet mountable LED beacon lights and reflective trim for safety, and a removable waist strap that converts to a hip pack. More Awesome Stuff: Deal: Orso MochiBag px Invisible Backpack Venture Backpack Under-The-Jack-Pack Ducks in a Row B
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Killed in hospital row: Man sets ward on fire in horrific attack, 3 dead (GRAPHIC VIDEO) The horrific moment a man set a hospital ward ablaze in an attack on another patient, killing three including himself, has been caught on CCTV. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The crown jewel of Montana, Glacier National Park is an absolute wonder Located on the Canada-United States border in Montana, the National Park Service’s Glacier National Park is one of the most beautiful places in the world. The post The crown jewel of Montana, Glacier National Park is an absolute wonder appeared first on The Manual .
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Species Of Spaces The exhibition Species of spaces, based on Perec’s homonymous book, aims to transform the generic space of a museum into a particular one. That is the starting point of the display designed by MAIO, where a new set of square rooms of identical dimensions define and organize a series of
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Artificial Intelligences Are Writing Poetry For A New Online Literary Magazine Entertainment Curated AI hosts poems written by algorithms Launched last week, the creative content on CuratedAI is written by machines (we don’t mean typewriters).
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Watchdog denies French police understaffed during Nice attack France’s police watchdog group on Wednesday rejected allegations that officers tasked with securing a Bastille Day celebration in the city of Nice were understaffed when a Tunisian drove a truck into crowds watching fireworks, killing dozens.
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After delays, Lenovo finally ships its first OLED laptop After months of delays, Lenovo’s first laptop with an OLED (organic light-emitting diode) screen is now shipping, but it’s unclear whether the PC maker will bring out additional OLED models anytime soon. The ThinkPad X1 Yoga with a 14-inch OLED screen is now shipping for US$1,682, which is a premium price compared to the same model with a conventional LED screen, priced at $1,394. Both laptops ha
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Archinect’s Employer of the Day: Weekly Round-Up #102 Heads up to all you job seekers and active employers. Archinect’s Employer of the Day Weekly Round-Up is up and running once again. If you’ve been following the feature on Archinect’s Facebook , Employer of the Day is where we highlight active employers and showcase a gallery of their work. Stay up to date by following the new Archinect Jobs Instagram ! In case you missed them, here are the lates
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If politicians were famous Philadelphia attractions Philadelphia is the city of cheesesteaks, an inexplicable baseball mascot and brotherly love, but for the rest of the week, it’s is also the city of the Democratic National Convention. SEE ALSO: 50 very unlikely things we want from the Democratic National Convention A question on everyone’s mind is “what will Hillary Clinton say during her speech?” But right behind that, everyone’s wond
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CRISPR genome editing could save sight by tweaking DNA A test of the CRISPR technique in mice shows that it has real promise for treating hereditary eye diseases, although several hurdles remain
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Explosive new findings: Farting shown to play a role in regulating your brain and behaviorAsk any boy, man, or honest woman on this planet and they will tell you that farting makes them happy. And those brave souls who embrace their flatulence instead of avoiding it now can use science to support their claim. According to research published in the journal Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease by a team of Russian scientists, the gasses in your farts may be acting as “gasotransmitter
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ListenUp: How To Dress Well: Lost Youth / Lost You The first track from How To Dress Well’s upcoming album Care (set for release 23 September) is the sublime “Lost Youth / Lost You,” which offers everything we’ve come to expect and enjoy about the artist. Along with the new song comes a purple-saturated…… Continue Reading…
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Samsung HDR update improves the color in its high-end TVs Samsung is rolling out a firmware update for its 2016 lineup of quantum dot SUHD TVs that adds an “HDR+” setting, giving them more and brighter colors, deeper blacks and improved contrast. It significantly enhances HDR content from providers like Netflix, Amazon and YouTube, and will also improve regular, standard dynamic range video. The result is punchier images and highly granular co
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Gene therapy in a droplet could treat eye diseases, prevent blindness Eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration are among the leading causes of irreversible vision loss and blindness worldwide. Currently, gene therapy can be administered to treat these conditions — but this requires an injection. Now researchers report a new way to deliver the treatment topically, without a needle.
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Revolutionary web browser lets you lead a smarter life when you get a HAT RUMPEL, a ground-breaking hyperdata web browser that makes it simpler for people to access and use online data about themselves, is being rolled out to the public this month.
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Scientists simulated a nuclear explosion of an asteroid Scientists are developing measures to protect the Earth from potentially dangerous celestial bodies. With the help of supercomputer SKIF Cyberia, the scientists simulated the nuclear explosion of an asteroid 200 meters in diameter in such a way that its irradiated fragments do not fall to the Earth.
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Fitness blogger posts empowering Instagram to show weight is just a number Fitness blogger and new mom Kelsey Wells wanted to lose weight after she gave birth to her son. In a new Instagram post, she reveals that didn’t happen — but something better did. “I weighed 130 before getting pregnant, so based on nothing besides my own warped perception, I decided my “goal weight” should be 122 and to fit into my skinniest jeans,” Wells wrote in a post on In
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Add Potato Chips to 7-Layer Bars for a Salty-Sweet Treat If you’ve been to a few potlucks in your time, you’ve encountered the five or seven-layer bar, a magical confection of crunchy, sweet things, layered on top of each other and held together by sweetened condensed milk. They are good, but very sweet, and—like everything—benefit from the addition of potato chips. The video above will walk you through it, but it’s really just a matter of swapping out
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Excluding high-risk cardiac patients from public reporting linked to improved outcomes A number of states – including Massachusetts and New York – mandate public reporting of mortality outcomes following certain cardiac procedures. While such reporting was originally intended to increase transparency and improve quality of care, a new study has shown that public reporting may in fact disincentivize physicians from offering potentially lifesaving treatment to patients who are at the
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Google tweaks system after Trump left off search results for ‘presidential candidates’ If you made a Google search for “presidential candidates” this morning, you would have found an unusual result . As of this morning, the top bar of results displayed Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Green Party candidate Jill Stein — with Donald Trump and Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson left off the top bar entirely. (Below the top section, both candidates still appeared in a num
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Paramount axes its exclusivity clauses with Sky TV Paramount Studios has went back on its proposed exclusivity clauses with its Sky TV contract. Last July, Paramount was a part of a group of movie studios including Disney, NBCUniversal and Sony that were warned about a potential breach in EU competition rules thanks to special clauses in their licensing contracts with UK broadcasting company Sky. Paramount previously took actions to stop includin
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Oculus is Zuckerberg’s big bet on the future – CNET Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sees Oculus as part of his plans to “connect” more people throughout the world.
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Could Very Big Houses be the new Tiny Homes? A new trend is sweeping the nation The construction and habitation of Tiny Homes may have started as a trend, but it has grown into a full-fledged movement with new (and increasingly adorable) examples cropping up seemingly every day . Advocates of Tiny Home living laud their sub-500-square-foot domiciles as more affordable and environmentally responsible than an average house, with the added ben
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The fiery birth of Earth’s largest ocean exposed A volatile arrangement of tectonic plates millions of years ago gave us the Pacific. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20334
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The Wayfair Clearance Sale Means Cheap Home Goods are Even Cheaper Love it or hate it, Wayfair seems to be here to stay (and will continue to burden us with that stupid song from their commercial getting stuck in your head). So, if you’re still looking for something to make your apartment feel a little more like a real apartment , there’s bound to be something for you that’s 70% off . Read more…
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Stroke patients heading directly to endovascular centers could get treatment faster Time is critical when it comes to ischemic stroke treatment: Patients need to receive certain treatments within six hours to maximize their chances of the best possible outcome. A new study assessed the real world delivery to care, specific causes of treatment delays and time lost due to interhospital transfers.
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Maintaining a healthy heart through bile acids Groundbreaking research from the University of Alberta and McGill University has opened the door towards the future prevention of cardiac fibrosis — a condition leading to heart failure for which there is currently no treatment.
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Tuned gels reveal molecules that drive stem cell differentiation By monitoring stem cell differentiation on gels that mimic the stiffness of biological tissue, researchers have identified the metabolites that stem cells use when selecting bone and cartilage fates. When fed to standard stem cell cultures, these molecules were then found to guide stem cells to generate desired cell types. The study shows how new biomaterials can take the guesswork out of identify
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Ketone drink gives competitive cyclists a boost by altering their metabolism A drink developed for soldiers to generate energy from ketones allowed highly trained cyclists to add up to 400 meters of distance to their workouts, a new study reports. The supplement, which will be commercially available within the year, works by temporarily switching the primary source of cellular energy from glucose or fat to ketones — molecules derived from fat that are known to be elevated
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Resveratrol appears to restore blood-brain barrier integrity in Alzheimer’s diseaseResveratrol, given to Alzheimer’s patients, appears to restore the integrity of the blood-brain barrier, reducing the ability of harmful immune molecules secreted by immune cells to infiltrate from the body into brain tissues, say researchers. The reduction in neuronal inflammation slowed the cognitive decline of patients, compared to a matching group of placebo-treated patients with the disorder.
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When targeting cancer genes, home in on the one percent Drugs that stop the overproduction of proteins by cancer cells may shut them down, but it also shuts down production of essential proteins in healthy cells. Researchers have found a protein with an active site that opens and initiates translation only when the protein binds to a small subset of mRNAs — those critical to regulating the growth and proliferation of cell. Drugs to block this protein
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Squishy cubes with a secret smile could be used for prosthetics A rubber metamaterial that reveals hidden patterns when squashed could help build artificial limbs that move in the right direction
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Mercedes-Benz’ Urban eTruck is all-electric, capable of carrying 26 tons Mercedes-Benzgave us our first look Wednesday at its fully electric, 26-ton Urban eTruck . Referring to rapid advances in electric vehicle motor performance and charging times, Wolfgang Bernhard, a member of Daimler’s Board of Management who is the head of Daimler Trucks & Buses, said that “the time is right for the electric truck.” That doesn’t mean that the Urban eTruck will be in productio
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Watering solar cells makes them grow … in power! Perovskite solar cells are the rising star in the photovoltaic landscape. Since their invention, less than ten years ago, their efficiency has doubled twice and it is now over 22% – an astonishing result in the renewable energy sector. Taking the name ‘perovskite’ from the light-harvesting layer that characterizes them, these solar cells are lighter, cheaper, and more flexible than the traditiona
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Towards smarter crop plants to feed the world Plant scientists at Lancaster University, with support from the University of Illinois, have made an important advance in understanding the natural diversity of a key plant enzyme which could help us address the looming threat of global food security. read more
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ADHD medication reduces risky behavior in children, teens, Princeton research finds New research provides some of the first evidence that medications taken by millions of American children to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) offer long-term benefits. read more
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Unified Patents files legal challenges against top three patent trolls of 2016 A once-upon-a-time company called “BusCall” advertised its product in a video, pictured here. Its patents have become the basis for hundreds of lawsuits against companies that use vehicle and package tracking. (credit: BusCall ) The three biggest patent trolls of this year will all soon face new legal challenges to their most valuable “inventions.” Unified Patents, a company t
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Glowing Scorpions Link If scorpions didn’t freak us out enough already, The King of Random just taught us that these creepy desert crawlers will glow brilliantly when exposed to UV light . On second thought, maybe we won’t be moving to Arizona. More Awesome Stuff: Wray, Colorado Tornado up Close Stormscapes 3 Blue Whale Drops by Once in a Blue Moon Go, and Be
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Seeing structure that allows brain cells to communicate For more than a century, neuroscientists have known that nerve cells talk to one another across the small gaps between them, a process known as synaptic transmission. But the details of how this crucial aspect of brain function occurs have remained elusive. Now, new research has for the first time elucidated details about the architecture that allows brain cells to communicate.
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Space chickens and other strange pictures people have sent to WTF Is That bot Since the WTF Is That bot went live in May, more than 50,000 images have been submitted by people curious about a rash they have, a bug they see, or other things they see in the world but are unable to identify. Every time a photo is uploaded, users are given the option to like or dislike the bot’s response. Users are also given the option to submit a photo to be considered for WTF of the Day. WT
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Good news: Tesla finished designing the Model 3 Tesla finalized the design of the hotly-anticipated Model 3 two weeks ago, Elon Musk has confirmed, though exactly what the more affordable electric car looks like remains to be seen. The outspoken chief executive of the EV firm revealed the milestone during tours of Telsa’s first Gigafactory, a vast facility in Nevada where, eventually, the company will make its li-ion … Continue reading
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James Cameron: Theater Experience Key To Containing Piracy Director James Cameron says that the key to containing movie piracy is preserving the theater experience as something special. He made the remarks when reporters asked him about his views on Sean Parker’s upcoming streaming service Screening Room which will reportedly allow users to watch a new movie on the same day as its theatre release. From a TorrentFreak article: Cameron believes that having
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Trump Is Driving Catholic Voters Toward Clinton Donald Trump has held onto the support of evangelical Christians even as he has screwed up the name of a book of the Bible, said he doesn’t feel he needs forgiveness for anything, and struggled to answer the question that Jesus posed to Peter: “Who do you say that I am?” But, according to a recent report by Pew, Trump’s doing terribly with Catholic voters, particularly those who are regular churc
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Why Obama Might Be Trump’s Biggest Challenge In this week’s politics chat , we talk about President Obama and his role in the 2016 election. The transcript below has been lightly edited. micah ( Micah Cohen , politics editor): This chat comes to you live from the lobby of the Aloft Philadelphia Airport hotel. Today’s topic: President Obama, who speaks to all the assembled delegates and media at the Democratic National Convention tonight. Tw
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The Extreme Vehicle Protection Storage is like a Ziploc for your car While we’re not particularly worried about our car getting hit with a little bit of rain, we would certainly be more concerned if we were in an area known for flooding. If you can’t keep your car in a safe place during a downpour, you could be looking at some serious damage. While insurance may help you out, it could take weeks to get things settled, and you know how life loves to throw us a perf
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Stroke Care: Randomized penumbra 3-D trial of next generation stent retriever meets primary endpoints The Penumbra 3D Trial successfully met the primary trial endpoints, demonstrating non-inferiority in both safety and efficacy of the company’s next-generation stent retriever, Penumbra 3D Revascularization Device, when used with Penumbra System aspiration devices compared to Penumbra System aspiration devices alone.
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Review: Bear notes app for Mac A new app has caught the attention of Mac users far and wide — it’s called Bear, and it promises to be the only notes app you need. Getting your hands on Bear isn’t easy, at least not right now, as it is still in beta and rolling out to interested users in limited batches. If you’re waiting for your … Continue reading
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California lawmakers turn to “granny flats” to help ease housing shortage To help ease California’s housing crisis, Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers are turning to people’s backyards. Multiple bills with the endorsement of Brown are moving through the Legislature to make it easier for homeowners to build small units on their properties, whether in their garages, as additions to existing homes or as new, freestanding structures. [Mayor] Eric Garcetti and other suppo
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Brexit May Be to Blame for Falling Home Prices in U.K. Not good news After citizens of the United Kingdom voted in a late-June referendum to leave the European Union (EU)—”Brexit” as it’s widely become known—some have worried about the immediate economic impact the vote would have on the country. U.K-based architects and designers, for one, wondered how leaving the EU would affect their businesses and the potential end of access to the &quo
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Finally revealed: The story behind Dave Chappelle’s legendary Prince skit The skit is iconic to anyone who came of age in the middle aughts: Dave Chappelle, decked out in purple as he plays Prince, calling “Game, blouses” after a make-believe basketball contest. But just how fictional was the legendary Chappelle’s Show bit ? After years of public speculation, guitarist and songwriter Micki Free just shed new light on the story behind the sketch. No surprise:
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Lightning Deal: Your Favorite Dash Cam Is Just $39 Right Now Your favorite dash cam is on sale for $39 right now as part of an Amazon Lightning Deal, which is the best price we’ve ever seen. The deal is available now for Prime members, and will open up for all customers at 2:30 ET. http://gear.kinja.com/your-favorite-… https://www.amazon.com/Black-Box-G1W-… Note : The Co-Op winner was the G1W-C, and this is the G1W-B, but the only difference is the bezel c
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Herschel Supply Co. Raven Wallet submitted by Mikey Bautista As a sensible EDCer, you probably already know how front pocket wallets are better for your back and keep your pockets light and streamlined. With a market overflowing with minimalist wallets, why pick the Herschel Supply Co. Raven? For starters, this is a brand that knows everyday gear. You may have seen their bags grace the backs of commuters across your city, combin
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Patreon Ends Payments Discrimination Against Adult Content Pornography helped usher in the early era of digital payment processing—but not long after that grand debut, the forces of smut and commerce had something of a falling out. Visa/MasterCard declared adult content to be a high risk for fraud and chargebacks, slapped significant fees on anyone wishing to accept credit card payments for XXX sites or merchandise, and instantly transformed the online p
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DNC Hack: What We Know, And What We Still Don’t Know As the Democrats coronated Hillary Clinton in Philadelphia as the party’s new presidential nominee, the convention has somewhat been overshadowed by the big question of whether the Russian government is trying to mess with the US elections by leaking internal party emails stolen as part of the hack on the Democratic National Committee . On Monday, Thomas Rid, a professor at King’s College, wrote
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Now THAT’s a skywalk! Jin Mao Tower to open world’s highest fenceless, all transparent walkway in Shanghai Looking for something new to do in Shanghai? Well, if you’re someone who enjoys dangling off a terrifyingly high ledge with nothing but a safety rope to stop you from plunging to your death, then have we got an activity for you! Tomorrow, a skywalk will open outside of the 88th floor of the Jin Mao Tower in Lujiazui. […] it will be the highest fenceless, all transparent walkway outside a high-r
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Geek deals roundup: Save on LED lighting strips, USB chargers, and more Vanskey LED Bias lighting strip for HDTVs for $13.99 (Coupon code: L42XO3AB) Whether you’re trying to reduce eye strain or simply interested in making an aesthetically pleasing home theater, this affordable LED strip […]
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HCWD studio Y-rack coat hanger branches outwards to form a tree-like structure the design draws upon a tree-like structure using elegant branch-like hangers. The post HCWD studio Y-rack coat hanger branches outwards to form a tree-like structure appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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New No Man’s Sky trailer spotlights the struggle to survive on alien worlds – CNET The elements and lifeforms both present their own dangers.
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PlayStation Plus Free Games of August 2016 for PS4, PS3, Vita – CNET Space combat, competitive tetromino stacking, Yakuza and more on the way.
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Former Burnout devs working on new driving game – CNET Alex Ward and Fiona Sperry confirm new project.
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Apple Maps, Parkopedia team up to make parking, charging easier – Roadshow Now, when you search for parking in Apple Maps, you get Parkopedia’s help to determine the number of spaces, if it’s lit at night and whether or not it has EV chargers.
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Why email is dead to me – CNET I have 110,000 unread messages, and I don’t care.
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How not to get hacked by Russians (or anyone else) There’s been a lot of talk about Russian hackers infiltrating the Democratic National Committee’s servers and then leaking sensitive emails via WikiLeaks. The breach, which happened in June but was revealed this week , may sound like a high-level hacking plot by international spies that doesn’t have anything to do with your personal cybersecurity. We are here to tell you, that is incorrect. SEE A
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New study investigates: How many adults pursue their childhood dream job? Kids are pretty fearless when it comes to dreaming big about their futures. Ask a five year old about his or her career aspirations and chances are you’ll be taken aback by the ambitious responses: astronaut, pro football star, bajillionaire, president. Some kids want to be all these things at once. Ask adults, however, if their childhood dreams ever came to fruition and you’re likely to get a mo
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Watch as auroras dance with the International Space Station A new video shot by an astronaut circling the world from within the International Space Station shows the space laboratory speeding through green curtains of auroras dancing above Earth. NASA astronaut Jeff Williams took the timelapse video while staring out one of the Space Station’s window. SEE ALSO: Amazing red aurora captured by Space Station astronaut Astronauts and cosmonauts are sometimes
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ShareBetter steps up attacks on “racist” Airbnb Two years ago, a coalition of elected officials and special interest groups launched “Sharebetter,” a New York based campaign to shame Aibnb for unneighborly behavior. From the Huffington Post’s coverage at the time… The Share Better group, for its part, is using Airbnb horror stories and policy arguments alike to turn public opinion against the popular site. “Far from being a harmles
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Red wolf may lose endangered status because it’s just a hybrid Not being a recognisable species could lose the red wolf its conservation status, despite being the only carrier of genes from extinct southern grey wolves
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Ideas Born out of Classroom | Bibeth Sharma | TEDxSMIT Bibeth Sharma, an aspiring social entrepreneur, shares an innovative idea through this talk about how we can mobilize the infrastructure and process available to cater the needs of the deprived. He takes us through this example to show how ideas born out of classrooms can make an impact on this world. A big fan of Steve Jobs, he believes in innovation and says that ideas can come from any corner.
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La verdadera accesibilidad en arquitectura | Gabriela Carrillo | TEDxPitic En su charla, Gaby Carrillo demuesta que las rampas tienen muy poco que ver con hacer nuestros edificios y ciudades accesibles. Una de las arquitectas más importantes de México. Co-Fundadora de Taller de Arquitectura, despacho de arquitectura que ha sido galardonado en diferentes partes del mundo. Gaby estudia con mucha profundidad el concepto universal de accesibilidad en la arquitectura. This t
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Photo: Young peregrine displays its perfect form What feats of derring-do will this juvenile falcon soon be capable of?
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You Won’t Believe How Much Weight a Shopping Cart Can Hold Worried about destroying a shopping cart because of all the instant ramen you’re stocking up on at the grocery store? Don’t be. The internet’s favorite Hydraulic Press Channel recently took a break from smooshing stuff to test just how strong a shopping cart really is. Read more…
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Apple Pay is dominating the contactless payment market in the U.S. Google may have implemented near field communication and contactless payments into smartphones well before Apple did, but that isn’t stopping the maker of the iPhone from dominating the market. Apple Pay, which launched in October 2014, now represents 75 percent of all contactless payments in the U.S. In an earnings call with media and investors Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook said Apple Pay user num
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MIT is developing vibrating space boots that warn astronauts of tripping hazards Given the lack of gravity in space, watching videos of astronauts tripping over moon rocks seems like harmless entertainment. In fact, as Leia Stirling , assistant professor at MIT’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, tells Digital Trends, it’s not necessarily a laughing matter. “The spacesuit is the astronaut’s vehicle and life support when outside the spacecraft or habitat,” she says.
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5 tips for writing chatbot scripts GUEST: Chatbots are hot right now in the startup community . It seems like a new bot releases every day. I’m not always sure that chat interfaces are ideal solutions — I find scanning the news on Flipboard much quicker than chatting for the news — but the blending of A.I. with a chat interface is a match made in heaven for many verticals, including health care. Developing scripts for our chatbot,
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Scientists Identify the Common Ancestor to All Life on Earth Researchers possibly identify LUCA, the common ancestor to all life on Earth, and figure out where it lived. Read More
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Pokémon Go player uses a bot to reach the game’s maximum level The hardcore Pokémon G o players out there know that once you reach level 20 in the augmented reality mobile game, the difficulty curve starts getting much steeper . How steep? Well, to go from level 19 to 20 requires 25,000 experience points. To go from 20 to 21 requires twice as much — the first time the game doubles the requirement — and the number increases dramatically every few levels. In f
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Updated testing guidelines make more women eligible for herceptin, yet benefit uncertainChanges to HER2 testing guidelines for breast cancer in 2013 significantly increased the number of patients who test HER2-positive, according to a new study. Cancers that have an excess of HER2 protein or extra copies of the HER2 gene are called HER2-positive and can be treated with drugs like Herceptin that target HER2. HER2 stands for human epidermal growth factor receptor 2.
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WikiLeaks Founder: DNC email leaks are just the beginning After an email leak that saw nearly 20,000 emails from Democratic National Convention officials go public last week, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange warns that this is just the beginning. Talking with CNN, Assange claims to have “a lot more material” concerning the US presidential elections, all of which may soon make its way to WikiLeaks. “This is having so much political impact in the United S
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In pictures: Gorgeous space station concepts from the 1970s Those of a certain age and a certain bent can’t fail to look at this beautiful depiction of the interior of a space station without a sense of nostalgia. Because, though Don Davis depicts a presumably far-future vision of human space colonies, the art itself is very much of its time: the 1970s. It’s easy to mistake as being conceptual art for speculative fiction, but in fact this image, and the o
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New York DA Wants Apple, Google To Roll Back Encryption An anonymous reader writes: Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. called on Apple and Google to weaken their device encryption, arguing that thousands of crimes remained unsolved because no one can crack into the perpetrators’ phones. Vance, speaking at the International Conference on Cyber Security here, said that law enforcement officials did not need an encryption “backdoor,” si
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Smart box enables trunk delivery trial to Smart cars Smart, the maker of super-compact cars for urban environments, is to begin trialling a service that allows parcels to be delivered to the trunk of a car. “Smart Ready to Drop” is the first innovation from the carmaker’s “smart lab” think tank, which is aimed at “accelerating the development and implementation of creative urban mobility projects.” .. Continue Reading
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Couple Transforms Weapons Factory Into Eclectic Home and Studio The couple is behind A+Z Design Studio in Budapest A+Z Design Studio was founded in 2009 by married couple Attila F. Kovács, an architect and production designer, and Zsuzsa Megyesi, an art director and stylist. It’s no surprise, then, that cinematic influences would figure in the conversion and subsequent decorating of a former weapons factory in Budapest, Hungary. Located in the southern part o
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Belgian firm bids to replace national coach with ‘soccer obsessed’ robot If the Royal Belgian Football Association wants to turn the game on its head, then it could scarcely find a better way than appointing a robot as its national coach. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Save $10 When You Buy Two Blouses from Uniqlo Uniqlo’s blouses are some of the most comfortable around, and right now, buy two blouses at $30 each and get $10 off . Stock your closet the right way, by saving money. Read more…
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Save $20 on Uncharted 4, Courtesy of Amazon If you own a PS4, Uncharted 4 is basically a must-own title , and Amazon’s marked it down to an all-time low $40 today . Read more…
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France 24 joins French media in halting publication of terrorists’ photos FRANCE 24 and its sister radio stations RFI and Monte Carlo Doualiya have decided to stop publishing photographs of the perpetrators of terrorist attacks so as not to grant them posthumous notoriety.
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Pokémon Go craze shows Apple an augmented reality future With Apple reporting that the company is investing in augmented reality research, some industry analysts say the company is likely to sculpt what the experience will be like for users around the world. “This is very important for Apple to be involved in augmented reality,” said Patrick Moorhead, an analyst with Moor Insights & Strategy. “More importantly, Apple now will probabl
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Linksys EA3500 N750 Dual-Band+ 802.11n Wireless Gigabit Router $39.99 Linksys EA3500 N750 Dual-Band+ 802.11n Wireless Gigabit Router $39.99
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The votes are in! Here are the seven finalists in the Windows Insider T-shirt contest A few months ago, Microsoft called upon the Windows Insider population to create a cool new logo for a T-shirt. There’s no real reward for landing the design, other than it will be seen on T-shirts sold globally through Microsoft’s online store. Even more, the winner and four finalists will receive a winning T-shirt signed by the Windows and Devices Group boss himself, Terry Myerson. That said, t
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Salk Institute Among Top 25 North American Scientific “Stars” in Nature Index Salk Institute ranks as one of the leading scientific “stars” in North America with high-quality output that has grown particularly fast, according to a new report by Nature Research.
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DHS S&T Working to Combat Electronic Jamming The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate is working to combat electronic jamming of first responders’ radio communications systems by enhancing jamming prevention, detection and mitigation technologies.
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Pokémon Go Plus Delayed Until September Gadgets You won’t be able to catch the wristband peripheral for another couple months. The wait continues for the first piece of official hardware associated with Nintendo’s Pokémon Go. The Pokémon Go Plus wristband was supposed to arrive this month, but…
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Get $200 off Samsung KU6600 Curved 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD TV and a $100 Gift Card – Deal AlertAmazon is currently discounting the UN55KU6600 Curved 55-inch TV from Samsung, taking its typical list price of $1,148 down by 17% to just $947.99. And on top of that, they’re giving you a $100 Amazon.com gift card along with it. The UN55KU6600 delivers 4K Ultra HD resolution and High Dynamic Range (HDR) content, with greater depth and clarity and a fuller spectrum of color with PurColor. It lets
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Buy Yourself a Smoker For Just $64 Char-Broil Vertical Charcoal Smoker , $64 There are bigger and better meat smokers out there, but if you’re just curious about the process , this Char-Broil charcoal smoker is a great starter model for just $64. And if you’re the DIY type, there are even some easy modifications you could implement to improve it. http://workshop.lifehacker.com/how-to-modify-… http://lifehacker.com/why-a-smoker-a…
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Surfing Without a Surfboard Looks Totally Silly Here’a goofy surf video from Foster Huntington that perfectly edits out the surfboard to make it look like people can surf by wearing special boots. The video itself is funny—and the edited footage is absolutely ridiculous. But man, would it be cool if it were possible. It’s like walking on water if Jesus were a surfer dude. Anyway, just enjoy the sillies.
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Delightful parrot sounds just like a squeaky toy when lightly squeezed Listen to this cool, new trick. Apart from being adorable to look at, Kanji the parrot makes a cute, little squeaky toy sound when his owner lightly touches his belly. We’re addicted to this sound. Snooki dropped a music video and it’s everything you’ve ever dreamed of Demi Lovato, Nick and Joe Jonas get together for mini ‘Camp Rock’ reunion ‘Stranger Things’ is full to bursting with references f
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100% Free 4G Data/Month + Netgear Fuse 4G LTE Hotspot (PREOWNED) $29.99 100% Free 4G Data/Month + Netgear Fuse 4G LTE Hotspot (PREOWNED) $29.99
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AR in Mercedes-Benz’s Rescue Assist app gives first responders an inside look Mercedez-Benz has been putting QR codes on the B-pillars and inside the fuel door of new cars since November 2013, and those have provided a way for first responders and emergency personnel to quickly get detailed model info about any Mercedes-Benz vehicle involved in an accident using the Rescue Assist mobile app. Now, an update brings 3D imagery, as well as augmented reality, to the… Read More
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Sunscreenr makes sure you don’t miss a spot We’ve all had a sunburn at least once. Whether or not you made a conscious effort to put on sunscreen doesn’t usually matter because we always miss a spot and end up with a burn. Of course, when you only have one burn it’s easy to forget about, which leads us to smacking it into what feels like everything as we try and go about our lives like normal. If you’d like to keep yourself safe from roast
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Deer Line Up North-South, Whether Relaxing or Running If you’re ever lost in a remote European forest, you might be able to get your bearings by finding a herd of roe deer. These animals like to align themselves roughly north-south, whether they’re standing still or fleeing danger. Roe deer are small, reddish or grayish grazers common in Europe and Asia. Petr Obleser, of the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, and his coauthors studied the b
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SCAD artist weaves sustainably sourced yarns into vibrant environmental art and stories The Heart of the Hive takes inspiration from the traditional yarn weaving craft Ojos de Dios—Spanish for “eye of God”—used by many indigenous peoples in the Americas as a meditative and spiritual practice. Hagerty modified the Ojos de Dios’ standard four-point shape into a hexagonal form akin to the shapes found in honeycomb. The colorful hand-woven pieces are made from threading and yarn sustaina
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Politics and Wine Only Place Americans Have Just Two Choices, Says Former Clinton Strategist Former Hillary Clinton 2008 campaign strategist Mark Penn pointed out that the only place Americans had just two choices was “red and white wine and politics.” Penn noted in an event hosted in Philadelphia by The Atlantic that Americans get more choices at the ice cream parlor, where they might even be able to get a peanut butter avocado concoction. “For a long time I think people
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Researchers Have Successfully Tricked A.I. Into Seeing The Wrong Things Technology And here’s why that could be very bad for the future Research Proves A.I. Vulnerable To Real-World Attack…
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Transformations to granular zircon revealed: Meteor Crater, Arizona Having been reported in lunar samples returned by Apollo astronauts, meteorites, impact glass, and at a number of meteorite craters on Earth, granular zircon is the most unusual and enigmatic type of zircon known. The mechanisms and transformations that form this distinctive granular zircon have, until now, remained speculative because it has not been produced in shock experiments.
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7 Reasons to Use a NAS for Data Storage & Backups Over the past few years, we’ve moved more and more of our lives into the mysterious realm of “the cloud” — but what was so wrong with local storage? I’m not suggesting a return to floppy disks here, but maybe there’s a way to get the convenience and benefits of cloud storage without giving it all away to a potentially untrustworthy third-party company. And it turns out there is. It’s called Netwo
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Startup plans space-based cubesat network A Silicon Valley startup is planning a space-based communications network for cubesats. Audacy is wrapping up a $15 million Series A funding round, and plans to eventually raise $750 million to build three satellites and two ground stations. That system, the company believes, can support communications for up to 2,000 cubesats in Earth orbit, and could be extended to support missions in cislunar
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The Daggernose Shark Is Near Extinction All signs point to a species that is now in reproductive collapse — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Jilted wife made Geneva hoax bomb threat to stop husband leaving – Swiss prosecutors A major security alert that caused Geneva airport to step up armed security on Wednesday was caused by a bomb hoax made by a woman who did not want her husband to leave. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia forms brand-new task force to counter NATO buildup in Eastern Europe Moscow has been forming a force to counterbalance NATO’s massive military buildup along Russia’s borders in Europe, which will operate along its western and southern borders, according to Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘This is my second one’ – Police officer after killing unarmed 18yo black man Stephen Rankin, a Portsmouth, Virginia police officer on trial for the murder of an 18-year-old, told a witness “this is my second one.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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The best way to fix our cities is to make them walkable, says ARUP It is the lowest carbon, least polluting, cheapest and most reliable form of transport.
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Trump versus Clinton: Worlds Apart on Science Presidential candidates begin to make clear their stark differences on climate change, energy production and stem cell research — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Survey of 31 years of video games shows a decline in sexualized female characters At a time when the video game industry has come under scrutiny for its low level of female employment and how women are depicted in its products, a new Indiana University study finds that sexualization of female primary game characters actually may be less than before.
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How drones are learning to find their own way in the world From delivering pizzas to tracking whales, we have high hopes for drones. Here are three advances that will help them live up to the buzz
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Watch: Hammerhead vs. Stingray A hammerhead shark locates a stingray hiding beneath the ocean floor. Unnerved, the stingray makes a dash for freedom—but is it too late?
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Intel’s Core M Compute Stick is an actually usable computer with caveats Intel’s Core m3 Compute Stick. Andrew Cunningham Back in January at CES , Intel showed us a full range of mini desktop PCs that it has been releasing steadily over the course of the year. The first was a new, inexpensive version of its Compute Stick , followed by a new, mainstream Skylake NUC , and finally a quad-core NUC box that wasn’t quite like anything the company had done before. Now Intel
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A.I. just co-wrote its first horror movie, and you can help make it real AI has already been dabbling in the arts for some time, but it took a big step further and helped write its first feature-length horror film. Now its co-creators are seeking funding to bring the movie to life. Titled “Impossible Things,” the story focuses on a family that moves to a secluded country home following the death of a young daughter. Madeline, the mother, stays home to renova
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Selfie addicts now suffering their own repetitive stress injury There’s a new plague sweeping our nation. If you’re not careful, you too may find yourself in its unforgiving grasp. What is this demonic affliction? They call it… Selfie elbow! Oh yes, it’s […]
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Amazon is giving period drama The Last Tycoon a series order Amazon is ordering its starry F. Scott Fitzgerald adaptation The Last Tycoon to series after a successful June pilot run, according to Deadline . The ’30s period piece stars Matt Bomer as Monroe Stahl, a fictionalized version of the real-life precocious movie mogul Irving Thalberg. Kelsey Grammer plays his mentor and rival, Pat Brady; Rosemarie DeWitt plays Brady’s wife. (It’s not the first adapt
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Researchers use the North Atlantic Oscillation as a predictive tool for managing an iconic fishery In recent decades, the plight of Atlantic cod off the coast of New England has been front-page news. Since the 1980s in particular, the once-seemingly inexhaustible stocks of Gadus morhua—one of the most important fisheries in North America—have declined dramatically.
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‘Arrested Development’ season 5 in the works, may shoot in 2017 After making Arrested Development fans’ dreams come true by reviving the cult hit for a fourth season in 2013, Netflix promised a season 5 as well — at some indeterminate point in the future. Fortunately, series creator Mitch Hurwitz was a little more specific about the timeline Wednesday. He revealed during a Television Critics Association press event that a fifth season could start shooting as
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Incase’s new Diamond Wire adds a new layer of protection to their bags and accessories The diamond wire construction is inspired by the sails of racing boats. Photo: Incase The pattern you see on Incase’s new Diamond Wire bags isn’t just for looks. The material is a wire rip-stop nylon inspired by the racing boat sails that’s extra durable and weather-resistant. The sleek and stealthy material is debuting on a number of their popular styles and accessories including their flagship
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Through The Looking Glass | Anu Vaidyanathan | TEDxIIMIndore Anu Vaidyanathan talks about being optimistic as there are always second chances to work upon, despite several obstacles. She stresses that we get a lot of opportunities to fulfil our destiny, but along that way we need to be prepared for the negatives. Anu Vaidyanathan is the first Asian, male or female, to finish Ultraman Canada(10K swim, 430K bike, 84.4K run) event, placed 6th and was the youn
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A beautiful voice transports us into a dreamscape | Gabriel Daniel | TEDxBangalore Young Gabriel’s acoustic performance kept the audience asking for more. Follow this soon to be famous artist! Gabriel Daniel is an independent singer, songwriter, and musician based out of Bangalore, India. He has been singing for as long as he can remember, but he only understood storytelling and writing as a core part of him, whilst also picking up the guitar, a few years back. He is a motor en
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Retraining our brains to hear and beyond | Margo Heston | TEDxPoznańSalon Margo przekonuje, że aparat słuchowy nie załatwia sprawy. Żeby umożliwić osobom głuchym naukę nowego języka i polepszyć ich komfort życiowy potrzeba nieco więcej – projekt Speech Banana ma się do tego przyczynić. Margo argues that a hearing aid does not settle the matter when it comes to improving life comfort of the deaf and those hard of hearing. In order to do it and to enable them, e.g. learn
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Human Trafficking: Separate myth from reality | Michael Brosowski Brosowski | TEDxBaDinhMichael shares his story while working with his organization about human trafficking in Vietnam Michael Brosowski – the founder of the Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation (Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation), an organization that works to support street children in Vietnam. More than 10 years in Vietnam, he has been harboring thousands fate and rescued hundreds of children being trafficked illegally
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The Art of your Mind | Vanessa Potter | TEDxGhent “Let me introduce myself, I am Patient H69.” When Vanessa Potter woke up one morning in 2012 her life was never to be the same again. A life changing illness prompted her to turn scientific sleuth in order to unravel what had happened inside her own brain. Vanessa’s talk is a compelling account of how one patient’s traumatic experience led to a science-art collaboration which hoped to show how th
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Resist control, fear and war | Tjeerd Andringa | TEDxFryslân Help each other, explore options, do not except helplessnes and connect to each other to make it a better world. Tjeerd Andringa is perception researcher at the department of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Groningen and senior researcher at INCAS3 . He focusses on Auditory Cognition, which comprises all the processes between receiving a sound and responding to it. He builds models o
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How can we motivate pupils to learn | Willem Wouda | TEDxFryslân Does primary school educate the students in a right way to be ready for 2018? Willem Wouda is a teacher and principal of a primary school. His passion for education is to ensure ambition and motivation among children, parents and teachers. He does this by, in addition to the ‘normal’ literacy and numeracy, organising many projects in which the school cooperate with companies from the region. This
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Rethinking the water cycle | Dries Seuntjens | TEDxGhent Belgium is a world leading country in recycling: only 3% of the produced waste ends up on the garbage belt. This results in a sustainable cyclic recovery of valuable products from waste. Compared with waste recycling, recycling of water is still far away from reality, creating an opportunity to rethink our water cycle. Dries Seuntjens, the 2nd place winner of the 2016 TEDxGhent PhD/post-doc Conte
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Why waves make sense to me | Martine-Nicole Rojina | TEDxGhent Martine-Nicole Rojina describes herself as a “wave explorer” – she started her discoveries as a kid, being fascinated by waves of any kind and relying on three main drivers of her life: intuition, passion and curiosity. During her talk, she will take us on a multi-dimensional, audiovisual journey and invites us to commonly travel beyond reality. As music producer and multi-instrumentalist, Martin
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The magical world of quantum physics | Yameng Cao | TEDxGhent Exactly 100 years ago, Albert Einstein laid down the foundations of quantum mechanics. After a century of curiosity, the field is revolutionised with a new understanding that information can be encoded into quantum particles. Particles – which can exist in many places at once, travel through walls and behave as a whole even when separated – enable us to build extremely powerful computers and make
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The World’s Biggest Social Network is Offline | Eileen Guo | TEDxBrussels For the past three years, Eileen has worked to bring offline populations online in Afghanistan. But along the way, she realized that Afghanistan was already connected to the world’s biggest social network, the invisible mobile social network that exists offline. In this talk, she explains and explores how discovering the “Sneakernet” taught her to rethink innovation, technology for deve
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The Week in Mac Apps: Happy Pokémon hunting! Tutorial for Pokémon Go is here to helpNew Mac apps of the week This week’s roundup of new Mac apps brings you Tutorial for Pokémon Go, an app that… well, it’s pretty self explanatory. Plus, a popular iOS word game comes to the Mac, we meet a tool that helps free up hard drive clutter, and much more. Read on! Artpaper – Art Wallpapers HD – New Paintings for Your Desktop Every Day 2.1 With more than 1,000 masterpieces available, Twop
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LapDome Device Sun Shade & Carrying Case A shield of shade and a shield of privacy alike, the LapDome covers your laptop, tablet, or phone for uninterrupted outdoor and public use. And through July 31, 2016, you can get one from Amazon for 21% off using the promo code XZSGMUH2 at checkout. The LapDome is a portable device cover designed to hold cell phones, tablets, and laptops up to 17″, and block their screens from the glare of t
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The RedMi Pro is Xiaomi’s first dual-camera smartphone Xiaomi has announced the RedMi Pro, its first smartphone with a dual-camera setup. The RedMi Pro features a 13MP Sony IMX258 sensor along with a 5MP Samsung sensor on the rear of the device, which Xiaomi says will produce DSLR-quality photos. The company says the camera gives users the ability to choose the focus point after a shot is taken, and thanks to “hardware-level depth of field proce
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A Smarter Office: Adding Organization to Minimalist Work Spaces As companies literally tear down the dividers between their workers to create open-plan offices with an eye toward transparency and minimalism, designers are creating more and more products intended to bring some organization and privacy back to the workplace. Noticing a pattern yet? There’s a happy medium to be found somewhere between the Facebook-headquarters-style utopian vision of an egalitar
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Why Your Phone Battery Dies When It Still Has Juice Image: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo You’re plugging along with 3 percent battery and that Snorlax is one block away. Then, less than a minute later your phone is dead, the Snorlax is gone, and you are miserable. There are a two reasons for this. One: you’re playing Pokémon Go and need to stop. Two: figuring out how your battery holds a charge is less science and more witchcraft. See, your phone can’t know
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Photo negative While Hillary Clinton won the historic presidential nomination last night, her husband made the front page of US newspapers.
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Poll: A Plurality of Republicans Now Want to Legalize Marijuana We just passed another milestone in America’s gradual rejection of the war on marijuana: For the first time, a YouGov poll shows a plurality of Republicans thinking pot should be legal. The survey, conducted earlier this month, has 45 percent of the party favoring legalization and 42 percent opposed to it. That’s not exactly an enormous lead, especially in light of the 4.5 percent margin of error
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PlayStation Plus game lineup for August detailed Sony has revealed the list of free games coming for PlayStation Plus subscribers next month. There are six games total, with the two PlayStation 4 offerings being comprised of Tricky Towers and Rebel Galaxy. There are a couple PlayStation 3 titles, as well, and two for the PlayStation Vita, with one of those titles, Ultratron, also being available for the … Continue reading
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LogMeIn to acquire GoTo family of products from Citrix Back in November, Citrix announced that it would spin out the GoTo family of products (see Citrix to spin out Goto products, will cut ‘investment’ in Podio ). The company cut 1,000+ employees, and considered various options, under pressure from activist investor Elliott Management Group demanded changes. Today, the other shoe has fallen, with remote access software company LogMeIn announcing that
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Bad Performance Reviews Are Probably More Common Than You Think Depending on the type of bosses you’ve had over the years, you might assume that performance review appraisal scores tend to have a more positive bias. The Harvard Business Review did some research and found they’re more negative than you probably think. Looking through six years of performance appraisal data, researchers found opposing evidence for a number of myths many of us might believe. The
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Mosque burnt in southern France, arson inquiry opened Police opened an “arson inquiry” after firefighters were dispatched to battle a blaze at the mosque under construction in Muret, a suburb of the French town of Tolouse. No injuries were reported. Read Full Article at RT.com
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JayBird Freedom Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds (Midnight Black) $39 JayBird Freedom Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds (Midnight Black) $39
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Pokémon Go Players Are Actually Helping To Rescue Wildlife Entertainment Gotta help ’em all It’s almost fitting that the insanely popular phone game Pokémon Go is actually helping out some wildlife…
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FDA Approves Synthetic Liquid Marijuana Compound Health FDA: Drink weed e’ry day…. sorta The FDA just approved a new synthetic THC product for use in treating a variety of ailments, in liquid form. But despite being the first liquid THC replacement on the…
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New Magic Leap Demo Shows Shopping With Augmented Reality Technology The technology lets you measure a room to see how objects will fit A new demo offers a glimpse of Magic Leap’s augmented reality technology at work.
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US military bases at risk from sea level rise: study US military bases along the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico will be increasingly vulnerable to floods and power-packed storms as the planet warms, researchers said Wednesday.
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Get Your Next Prime Pantry Box Shipped Free With the Purchase of Eligible Items Amazon’s free Prime Pantry shipping promotion seems to be a permanent fixture at this point, but each month brings a new slate of eligible items, and you only have a few days left to take advantage of July’s . Read more…
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A 2-Pack Of Your Favorite Sunscreen is Only $10 When You Subscribe & Save Neutrogena’s Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch sunscreen was your favorite sunscreen , by a large margin. Right now, clip this coupon on Amazon and get this 2-pack for only $10 . You have to subscribe to the Subscribe & Save delivery, but you can always cancel after the first delivery. Read more…
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Chrome for iOS now highlights AMP articles for instant page loading Google’s official iOS app has supported AMP articles in search results since late May , and today Google is highlighting support for AMP articles in its Chrome browser for iPhone and iPad. Accelerated Mobile Pages appear in search results and load nearly instantly as these articles are optimized for faster load times. more… Filed under: Apple
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WCS Chile’s Education Program for Conservation Among the Best Environmental Projects in Latin America The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is pleased to announce that the WCS Chile program has been nominated for the 2016 Latinoamerica Verde Awards, an event that recognizes work to address the most critical environmental issues of the region since 2013.
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Ames Laboratory PhD Student Is Awarded Margaret Butler Fellowship U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Ames Laboratory and Iowa State University PhD student Colleen Bertoni has been named this year’s recipient of the Margaret Butler Fellowship in Computational Science.
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Can Adirondack Forests Help Fight Climate Change? Environmental studies and sciences professor Kurt Smemo and student researchers Daniel Casarella ’18 and Jen Cristiano ’18 have embarked on an ambitious, multiyear study to identify a primary factor for controlling organic-matter decomposition in forest ecosystems–processes that either capture or release carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and therefore mediate our climate system.
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Will Jiobit’s tiny hardware turn wearables into “invisibles”? Jiobit’s new chip for tiny devices uses cloud-based machine learning in its quest to shrink wearables so much they become “invisibles.” Yahoo! explores the device-shrinking strategy of the Chicago-based startup, which has been operating in stealth mode for nearly a year. And as wearables proliferate across the world, miniaturization and improved battery life become an increasing priority . Jiobit
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Seeing the Xbox Design Lab work from Web interface to couch reality Hello, Xbox Design Lab box! Back in the day, if you wanted a specially colored game controller, too bad. Gamers were stuck with the system default (unless you bought a cruddy third-party pad, of course). The N64 was the first system to buck that trend, launching 20 years ago with six default controller colors. This many years (and consoles) later, the novelty has worn off. Or, has it? At this yea
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New model may help solve the mystery of how lithium stabilizes moods New model provides a fresh perspective that can sharpen research aimed at pinning down lithium’s biochemical targets and guide design of new treatments of mood disorders that are as effective as lithium but with fewer side effects.
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How sole-source LEDs impact growth of Brassica microgreens Microgreens and baby greens are a relatively new specialty crop seen in many upscale markets and restaurants. Favored by chefs and consumers, microgreens are used to enhance the flavor, color, …
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Regulators to revisit saving southern New England’s lobsters Regulators are taking another look at potential strategies to revitalize southern New England’s lobster population, which scientists say has sunk to its lowest levels on record.
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Growing startup Zeek helps you get rid of all those gift cards you don’t want Gift cards may seem like a safe present to give and to get, but every once in awhile, you may find yourself stuck with location-specific money that you just know you’ll never use. Whether it’s because you’re not a fan of Starbucks or because you live far away from the nearest Best Buy, there are some gift cards that just sit in your drawer, collecting dust. But now, you can collect on these usele
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London artist spent the last 10 years teaching a robot how to paint Although Patrick Tresset still regards himself an artist, he no longer paints. He still produces portraits, but doesn’t draw them with his hands. Tresset instead has turned to robotics, creating a computational system that is “artistic, expressive, and obsessive” in its ability to draw, reports Make . More than just a copy machine, Tresset’s robots are designed with an “autonomous artistic creati
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Water resilience that flows Communities around the world are familiar with the devastation brought on by floods and droughts. Scientists are concerned that, in light of global climate change, these events will only become more frequent and intense. Water variability, at its worst, can threaten the lives and well-beings of countless people. Sadly, humans cannot control the weather to protect themselves. But according to Silj
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What the US Will Look Like When Your Poor Kids Get Old When climate change is in the news, it’s usually because of a scary new temperature record or a mass coral die-off , or because an enormous chunk of Greenland disappeared and nobody noticed . But at the end of the day, the thing that most of us really care about is how we’ll be affected. Now, NOAA is making it easier than ever to find out, with a new Climate Explorer app that shows just how screw
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From Ticketing President Grant to “Do you have it up your ass?”: A short history of the traffic stop Today, everyone understands the concept of “driving while black,” or the fear that African Americans are more likely to get pulled over for minor traffic and vehicle violations, especially when they are driving in areas that are wealthy and heavily white or places that are predominantly poor and that depend on traffic fines for revenue. While black and white drivers are pulled over at s
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Rio Olympics Will Be First Sporting Event Watched By ‘Eye In The Sky’ Drone Camerastedlistens quotes a report from Fast Company: When the Olympic Games begin next month in Rio de Janeiro, billions of people are expected to watch athletes from countries around the world compete. But also watching over the Olympic and Paralympic events will be a set of futuristic, balloon-mounted surveillance camera systems capable of monitoring a wide swath of the city in high resolution and in r
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Changing Prespectives to Community-Appropriate Agriculture | Steven Chiang | TEDxHonoluluSalon How simply changing our perspective of our support of farming could reverse the decline in new farmers and provide us with more community-appropriate and viable agriculture Steven Chiang is co-founder of GoFarm Hawaii, Hawaii’s premier beginning farmer training program working to enhance our food security and economy by increasing the number of local agricultural producers. GoFarm Hawaii is an in
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Indigenous Agricultural Models | Vena A’dae Romero-Briones | TEDxHonoluluSalonIndigenous Agricultural Models can have an impact on how the world views the future of agriculture. Vena A’dae Romero-Briones (Cochiti/Kiowa) is the Director of Community Development for Pulama Lana’i, an “island community driven by economic diversity, powered by renewable energy, and marked by rich cultural and natural resources.” She previously worked for First Nations Development Institute and
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Roles Technology Play in Shaping Agriculture | Kyle Datta | TEDxHonoluluSalon Roles that technology can play in shaping the future of food in Hawaii. Kyle Datta is a general partner of Ulupono Initiative, a Hawaii-focused impact investing firm focusing on locally produced food, clean renewable energy and waste reduction. In his role at Ulupono, Kyle forges and manages partnerships and guides system transformation and investment strategy. Kyle has received master’s degrees
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Community energy planning: Government can’t (and shouldn’t!) do it alone | Rich Dooley | TEDxHerndon Did you ever try to convince someone to stop wasting energy? Did it feel like you were talking to a brick wall?! You’ll hear why it is important for us all to keep having the tough discussions about energy. Rich is currently the Community Energy Coordinator on the Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy (AIRE) team in Arlington County’s Office of Sustainability and Environmental Management. His go
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My life in Apartheid South Africa | Tobie Openshaw | TEDxTaipeiAmericanSchool Tobie Openshaw speaks about growing up in South Africa during the time that Mandela was in prison. Tobie’s current passion lies with the marginalized indigenous people of Taiwan, with several documentary projects on the subject in the works. He is a committed defender of human rights, a storyteller, and a proponent of using social media for social change. This talk was given at a TEDx event using
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Does Intellectual Property really matter | Swapna Sundar | TEDxIIMIndore Swapna Sundar talks about the importance of intellectual property through personal anecdotes and explains its context in the Indian perspective. Swapna Sundar is the Managing Director and CEO of IP Dome, a company she founded in 2008 to offer services at ‘The Intersection of the Law, the Lab and the Market’, enabling companies and individual inventors to craft and implement strategies to protect
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Fueling a confident mindset | Sherry Boger | TEDxBaDinh Sherry shares her story about how she became an engineer at intel and how to get the confidence to do so Sherry S. Boger is vice president in the Technology and Manufacturing Group and General Manager of Intel Products Vietnam at Intel Corporation. She oversees site operations at Intel’s assembly and test manufacturing facility located in Ho Chi Minh City, which produces state-of-the-art Intel® C
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The Grand Piano: a tool for cultural amalgamation | Deepak Shah | TEDxEMWS In this remarkably soothing performance, the creative and passionate pianist Deepak Shah connects the eastern and western worlds by using the very western piano as a tool to bring out the nuances of Hindustani classical ragas. The Classic Grand Piano has predominantly been associated with Western Classical Music, Deepak took upon the challenge of Mastering the Piano by playing Indian Classical Ra
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Synesthesia | Anush Dilanyan | TEDxKids@Yerevan Anush talks about a very interesting phenomenon: synesthesia. She shares her own experience of having such phenomenon and some scientiic facts too. Anush is 18. This year she entered American University of Armenia. She loves drawing, writing articles and publishing them in her own blog. Her biggest dream is to parachute down from the statue of Jesus in Rio to fight her height fear. This talk was
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If asphalt could talk | Armine Tovmasyan | TEDxKids@Yerevan Armine is talking about life expereinces as if she is asphalt. She notes things that people may not notice in every day life, which are important parts of our lives. Armine is from Qasakh village, Kotayk region. She is 16 and studies at N 31 school. She is a member of Tumo Center for Creative Technologies, where she took part in several workshops and was engaged in volunteerism. She also likes pr
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Watch out, Samsung: LG is betting big on a flexible OLED screen future LG is taking the flexible organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screen battle straight to Samsung. LG is a leader in OLED displays for televisions, but has trailed behind Samsung in bringing OLED screens to mobile. That’s about to change as LG just invested $1.75 billion (about £1.33 billion, AU$2.3 billion) in ramping up production capacity for its flexible OLED displays, according to Reuters . Sa
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Geek Toys : Exclusive Plush Star Wars Han Solo in Carbonite Laugh it up, Fuzzball. Meet Plush Star Wars Han Solo in Carbonite. Superdeformed, he looks a lot like a character from South Park. $11.99
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Geek Toys : Exclusive Plush Star Wars Mini Bounty Hunters Set Need a little help finding someone? The members of this Star Wars Plush Mini Bounty Hunter Set might be happy to help you out… for a small fee. These super-deformed plushes are ready to take you in – to a big ol’ hug. Well, little hug. $29.99
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Geek Toys : Exclusive Plush Star Wars Slave 1 Ship with Han Solo A modified prototype Firespray-31-class patrol and attack craft. Pilot your own Slave 1 with this Star Wars Plush Slave Ship 1. It’s even got some valuable cargo in the hold. If you open up the bottom, out pops tiny Han Solo in Carbonite, tethered to the ship so he won’t float away. $11.99
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T-Shirts & Apparel : Star Wars It’s True All of It Plus Size Tee The Force. The Jedi. All of it. “I used to wonder about that myself. Thought it was a bunch of mumbo jumbo. A magical power holding together good and evil? The Dark Side and the Light?” $24.99
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Electronics & Gadgets : Varmilo Wireless Bluetooth Mechanical Keyboard Click bait Have more input into your input with these Varmilo Wireless Bluetooth Mechanical Keyboards. Compatible with devices running Bluetooth® 4.0 LE, you can pair it with your laptop, desktop, tablet, and/or phone. Choose Office Edition or Typist Edition. $149.99
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2016 Brick in Architecture Award Winners Announced The Brick Industry Association (BIA) has announced the results of the 2016 Brick in Architecture Awards , given to “the country’s most visionary projects incorporating fired-clay brick .” This year, there were a total of 32 medalists with Best in Class winners in seven categories: Commercial, Educational (Higher Education), Educational (K-12), Healthcare, Municipal/Government, Residential (Multif
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Gene therapy for metabolic liver diseases shows promise in pigs With a shortage of donor organs, medical researchers are exploring therapeutic strategies for patients with debilitating liver diseases. Researchers are testing a new approach to correct metabolic disorders without a whole organ transplant.
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Diabetes prevention programs beneficial in improving cardio-metabolic profiles A new study shows that lifestyle modification programs modeled on diabetes prevention programs (DPP) trials not only achieved weight reduction, but also additional metabolic benefits -specifically, reductions in blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels.
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The Austrian Theory of the Business Cycle Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 27 July 2016.
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Holy Buddhist temple embraces its role as a Pokémon gym Pokémon fever has taken over the world — it’s touched private businesses, Holocaust museums, and now, a Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan . Recently, the temple announced that it would partially transform itself into a Pokémon gym. Level 5 players are now welcome to roam the temple in search of runaway Pokémon. The temple offers free cell phone chargers, available on the temple steps. SEE ALSO: You
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Miniature village teaches kids important lessons about safety In Ashville, NY, a mini safety village is teaching kids how to handle some of the threats they may come across in their home or neighborhood. Scaled-down streets and model homes teach youngsters important lessons on how to escape house fires, deal with stranger danger and understand road signs. The village is one of dozens in the United States. Read more… More about Mashable Video , Kids , New
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Live video has made Facebook the place to be – CNET Mark Zuckerberg’s focus on live video has turned the social network into a destination of the political stage.
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LastPass password vault reportedly not so secure – CNET A security researcher with a record of hunting down holes finds a big one that could give hackers access to your online accounts. LastPass says, though, that the flaw has since been fixed.
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Amazon Deconovo Sale – up to 50% off Microfiber Towels, Bathrobe Amazon Deconovo Sale – up to 50% off Microfiber Towels, Bathrobe
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Modern L-Shaped Kitchen And Dining Space In Shades Of Grey In this project, a modern kitchen , living room and dining area the designers mixed warm-colored wood, rough brick and grey shades. The common space is divided in three zones – smart and subtly but clearly, just setting furniture right. The kitchen has a modern and minimalist flavor, it’s separated with brick beams from the rest of the space, and there’s also brick clad in the kitchen décor to gi
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City Politics: Comparing Democratic and Republican Visions of Urban America America’s two political parties have vastly different visions of how to improve the urban condition One of the narratives that’s been defining how analysts look at this year’s unprecedented presidential race is the voice of the voters who have been left behind. Numerous profiles and pundits have dissected the beliefs, frustration, and political leanings of the working class voter—particularly for
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Loneliest young star seen by Spitzer and WISE Alone on the cosmic road, far from any known celestial object, a young, independent star is going through a tremendous growth spurt.
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Patterns of the Universe Coloring Book Price: $11 | Buy Alex Bellos and Edmund Harris’ wonderful coloring book is designed for kids and adults who are fascinated with patterns, geometry, or mathematics. It’s packed with dozens of intricate and soothing designs to help keep your mind distracted from the day’s woes. More Awesome Stuff: NES/Famicom Visual Compendium Tattoo Coloring Book The Drive: Custom Cars & Their Builders DJ Ross
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Pattern-changing shirts react to pollution and radiation As air pollution becomes a bigger concern in communities around the globe, creative ways to detect it are beginning to proliferate. We’ve seen smartphone sensors proposed, as well as portable personal pollution monitors and even backpack-wearing, pollution-monitoring pigeons . Now, a designer out of New York City has released a line of shirts that change to solid black when they are contaminated
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10 Neat Ways to Create Beautiful Google Documents Do you remember when Google Docs was known as Writely? Yeah, that was a really long time ago, but since then, the Google Docs platform has gone from strength to strength. Google is constantly adding new features to its word processing suite, which consists of Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Drawings, and Apps Script. Each added feature rounds up its creative capabilities. So, you would be seriously
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See If a Pokémon Is Worth Evolving In Pokémon Go With This CP Calculator It takes a lot of candies to evolve a pokémon in Pokémon Go , so you need to make sure you’re not wasting them. If you’re not sure if a pokémon you caught is worth evolving, this calculator can give you a fairly accurate estimate how strong they can get. The calculator, from PoGoToolkit.com , has you pick the pokémon, then enter the CP (combat power) it currently has. As soon as you click “Evolve
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Serendipitous observation may lead to more efficient solar cells and new gas sensors While investigating perovskite crystals, scientists made an observation that could make perovskite solar cells more efficient. It could also lead to new sensors for oxygen and water vapor.
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Philly PD clears up Camelidae confusion at DNC protest: It’s an alpaca The Philadelphia Police Department has officially identified the member of the Camelidae family on the lam near the Democratic National Convention in Pennsylvania. The suspect is not a llama, but an alpaca. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Americans Are Afraid of Biohacking, Even When It’s Good For You Biohacking technology like CRISPR , smart-retinas , and drug delivering nanoparticles could help people live longer and become stronger. But most Americans want “human enhancement” to remain firmly in science fiction, and out of the real world. A new public survey conducted by Pew Research Center revealed the majority of Americans are more worried than excited about biomedical technology. The nat
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Rain Design’s Ergonomic ‘mStand’ has your Back If you primarily work behind a desk, it’s likely that you know what pain is – no, I’m not talking about the existential angst that comes with working an office job 9-till-5 ad infinitum (or being a communications student). I’m talking about the strain in your eyes, back, neck and arms after hunching over a screen all day. If you’re […] Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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Beyerdynamic’s new Byron earbuds are designed to take on the go High-end audio company Beyerdynamic announced three new earbuds this week that it imagines will be affordable and reliable options for people who use their phones to listen to music. The cheapest pair in the Byron series will sell for $54, and the most expensive model — the BTA — will sell for $219. That’s way more accessible than the company’s $1,299 T5p.2 headphones from earlier this year. The
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The Step-Up Model Of Your Favorite Affordable Vacuum Is Deeply Discounted Right Now The Shark Navigator Lift-Away is your favorite affordable vacuum cleaner , but it’s the step-up Professional model that’s on sale today for $144 . Compared to the standard Lift-Away, the Professional includes a longer power cord and a microfiber dusting attachment. Today’s price is within $4 of an all-time low, and a solid discount from its usual $170-$200. Read more…
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94% off the Complete Machine Learning Course Bundle – Deal Alert Machine learning is hot, and with good reason. For the uninitiated: it’s the use of pattern recognition and prediction that underlies important technologies like self-driving cars and speech recognition. Want to dive into the field? From learning to build financial models and utilizing Big Data, to coding Java and Python–the 10 courses in The Complete Machine Learning Bundle will get you up to s
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Installing Osram Lightify smart bulbs could gift wrap your Wi-Fi password to hackers Like a setting out of a horror movie, a recent discovery of potential security flaws in Osram’s Lightify smart light bulbs may give hackers the ability to remotely operate a user’s lights, and even control their network, without asking for approval. Perhaps even more critical, the vulnerabilities — of which nine were found by a security researcher at Rapid7 — could also give unwanted visitors acc
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LBR&A’s Torre Reforma skyscraper becomes Mexico City’s tallest building LBR&A Arquitectos has completed a three-sided skyscraper in the heart of Mexico City that rises 246 metres, making it the tallest tower in the sprawling metropolis (+ slideshow). (more…)
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The bot bubble and what you can do about it GUEST: Chatbots, the latest innovative add-on for instant messaging apps, are the current darlings of commerce. By integrating artificial intelligence with instant message conversations, there is no longer a need to switch to a retail app to buy a product, request a service, or order lunch. Consumers can now order a pizza, a bouquet of flowers, or reserve a movie ticket through instant messaging,
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Astronomers gain new insight into magnetic field of Sun and its kin Astronomers have used data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory to make a discovery that may have profound implications for understanding how the magnetic field in the Sun and stars like it are generated.
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Even thinking about marriage gets young people to straighten up You don’t have to get married to settle down and leave behind your wild ways – you just have to expect to get married soon. read more
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Facebook sees 2 billion searches per day, but it’s attacking Twitter not Google Facebook wants to be known as a place to search for mentions of current news in hopes of drawing more public chatter that normally ends up on Twitter. While Facebook stumbled with its natural language Graph Search, it refocused on keywords, and is now seeing 2 billion searches per day of its 2.5 trillion posts. That’s compared to 1.5 billion searches per day in July 2015, and 1 billion… Read More
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50 cm umbilical cord | Elen Asatryan | TEDxKids@Yerevan Elen is talking about phone charger and how it connects us with the whole world. She is sharing her experience of being cut from the world becuase of the charger. Elen is 16 years old and studies at N130 school in Yerevan. She is interested in several foreign languages and is a big fan of Korean soap operas. Her big dream is to travel around the world, and the current aim is to pass all the exams
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Menu Tribeca Reade Table Lamp Inspired by New York City appeal in the late 1930’s, this Menu Tribeca Reade Table Lamp is part of a series of lamps, pendants, and chandeliers. Søren Rose Studio scoured… Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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One can overcome being disabled | Gevorg Afrikyan | TEDxKids@Yerevan Gevorg is talking about disabilities. He is sure that it’s quite possible to live a full life even if one has some health problems. He tells how he persuaded some parents not to be ashamed of their disabled children and give them opportunitues to enjoy their life. 17 year-old Gevorg is from Gavar, Gegharquniq region. Currently he studies at Agricultural College in Gavar, in the 3rd year. He loves
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A self-directed learning experience | Saroj Thakur | TEDxDharamsala What do we do with all the information we acquire? Does it all make our lives better? Are we truly wise? Listen to Saroj Thakur talk about what to do with ALL the information at our finger tips in order to become truly knowledgeable and wise through a process of introspective self learning. Shimla’s own, Saroj Thakur realised while trekking through the Himalayas that there was elusive wisdom to b
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Women too can be programmers | Diana Sargsyan | TEDxKids@Yerevan Diana is talking about IT sector, she is sure that women can be as good at programming as men. Diana is 16 years old. She is from the village of Khor Virap, Ararat region. Diana loves traveling very much. Especially traveling by Google map, she says she went to SFL one day just to know the main requirements for being a worker there. Once she even visited Microsoft headquarters. This talk was give
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Irresistible Jazz Manouche | Contigo ni a París Jazz | TEDxPitic Contigo ni a París y el ensamble de Jazz Hermosillo han creado un movimiento musical que ha creado nuevas audiencias a géneros de jazz que parecían lejanos a esta parte del mundo. Esteban Cota – Guitarra José Angel Ávila – Trompeta Edgar Romero – Guitarra y voz Víctor Villegas – Percusión Francisco Limon – Guitarra y voz León Lugo – Guitarra Malik Peña – Contrabajo This talk was given at a TEDx e
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5 key technologies of a smart city People are increasingly migrating from rural to urban areas. By 2050 , about 86 percent of people in developed countries and 64 percent of people in developing countries are expected to live in cities. Because cities will absorb future population growth, it is crucial to use resources more efficiently. How will smart city technology make the urbanization process as smooth as possible? 1. Smart en
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Frog reproduction in created ponds may be affected by disease and food availability Food availability and disease in created habitats may affect the reproductive output of reintroduced frogs, according to a new study.
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Dragon ants are coming: New ‘Game of Thrones’ species identified The dragons from ‘Game of Thrones’ have come to life in insect form. New ant species that appear dragon-like due to their large and distinctive spines were recently found in the tropical rainforests of Papua New Guinea. Although they lack fire-breathing capabilities, the unique, spiny characteristics of the ants reminded the scientists who discovered them of the mythical dragons from the fantasy s
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The Best Laptop Stands If you spend hours every day hunched over a laptop at your desk, get a laptop stand. Paired with a mouse and an external keyboard, a laptop stand can help fix your posture and reduce neck and arm pain. After months of testing 11 laptop stands at a coworking space and in my home office, I found that the Rain Design iLevel 2 works best for most people who use the same desk all the time. It’s sturdy
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SESAME Hopes To Transcend Borders With Groundbreaking Science Science A Middle East synchrotron experiment is looking for proposals The Middle Eastern experiment is looking for users…
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10 Of The Finalist Entries For Astronomy Photographer Of The Year Space Stellar images Some pictures are worth 1,000 words, but others are so out of this world that they will leave you speechless.
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Australia’s Turnbull ‘shocked’ by juvenile detention abuse video The Australian teenager who has become the face of a juvenile detention scandal has thanked Australians for their support.
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Microsoft unboxes an Xbox Design Lab controller One of the coolest announcements Microsoft made during E3 2016 was for the Xbox Design Lab. Through this site, consumers are able to design their very own custom-built Xbox One controller. The website […]
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Comcast Excited To Have Lost 4,000 TV Subscribers This Spring An anonymous reader writes from a report via The Consumerist: Comcast has released their second quarter results and they are happy to announce that they lost 4,000 TV subscribers in the last three months. Why are they so happy to announce such a loss? Because, compared to the same time last year where they lost 69,000 TV subscribers, the loss this year is much better for them. Comcast said in a st
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Hollande attends Notre Dame mass for Fr Jacques Hamel French President Francois Hollande has attended a memorial mass for Fr Jacques Hamel at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
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How Would The Nation Of Rationalia Defend Itself? Entertainment A fictional story of a fictional nation at war War in Rationalia…
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Apple confirms it is investing heavily in augmented reality Apple CEO Tim Cook has finally confirmed what many in the tech industry have suspected all along. That, of course, is the fact that Apple is actively developing augmented reality technology behind closed doors.
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Adequate Man Which Kid Foods Still Hold Up For Adults? Adequate Man Which Kid Foods Still Hold Up For Adults? | Jezebel What the Hell Is Going On With This Beauty Blogger? | Sploid The Main Reason Batman v Superman Sucked Isn’t What You Think It Is | Gawker Desperate-For-Attention Trump Is The Only Authentic Trump |
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Instead of Work-Life Balance, Try Focusing on Boundaries People talk about work-life balance as if achieving it is the precious key to happiness. Tips and tricks abound. But there are two big problems with this supposed golden ticket. First, the very phrase suggests that work isn’t part of your life, it’s separate. This post originally appeared on The Muse . Yet your career probably takes up a huge amount of your waking hours, so how could it not be an
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Why Apple needs to liberate iOS GUEST: Apple reported lackluster earnings on Tuesday as the company’s iPhone sales continued to slide . The numbers make it clear that the future of the consumer products behemoth is no longer in its consumer products. The fix? Apple should release a version of iOS for non-Apple devices. This suggestion will seem like heresy to the brand’s loyalists, but it may be necessary for the success of the
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Pentagon has ‘credible information’ to probe alleged US strikes on civilians The US military says it has gathered enough material to launch an inquiry into civilian casualties, which included children, allegedly resulting from coalition airstrikes near the town of Manbij in Syria on July 19. Rights groups have slammed the deaths. Read Full Article at RT.com
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ISIS releases video purportedly showing two terrorists who slit throat of French priest Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) has made a video public showing two men the group claims to be the attackers who broke into a French church and butchered a priest. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Should Third-Party Candidates Be in the Debates? We Asked Democrats: New at ReasonDownload Video as MP4 Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have the highest disapproval ratings of any two major candidates in history. The #NeverTrumpers on the right and the #BernieorBust crowd on the left represent just two dissatisfied political coalitions. There are also libertarians and the plurality of Americans who identify as politically independent. With this in mind, Reason TV asked delega
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Black Men for Bernie Rally: ‘I Like Gary Johnson, All My Friends Like Gary Johnson’ Occupy DNC Convention and Black Men for Bernie hosted a rally at a park near Philadelphia’s City Hall on Wednesday, where the mood was peaceful, pleasant, but very much opposed to the candidacy of Hillary Clinton. “We were all a little heartbroken yesterday,” Claudia Stauber, a Sanders delegate, told a crowd of more than 100 people. “But today is totally a new day.” If attende
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Battery500 Consortium to Spark EV Innovations The PNNL-led Battery500 consortium aims to significantly improve upon the batteries that power today’s electric vehicles by nearly tripling the specific energy in lithium batteries.
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Adolescent Drinking Damages Later Verbal Learning and Memory Performance Adolescence is both a time of rapid neurobiological changes and of the initiation of drinking – alcohol is the most commonly used substance among students in grades eight to 12. Binge-drinking effects are particularly concerning, although it is unclear whether and how much it affects neurocognitive performance. This study looked at two questions: first, whether moderate, binge, or extreme-binge dr
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Disposable and ultrafast optical humidity sensors provide better moisture control for manufacturing and storage Researchers have designed a low-cost, stable and ultrafast responsive sensor that is easy to manufacture, overcoming the challenge of producing a simple, fast and highly sensitive version.
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Warnings of imminent extinction crisis for largest wild animal species A team of conservation biologists is calling for a worldwide strategy to prevent the unthinkable: the extinction of the world’s largest mammal species.
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Carbon-financed cookstove fails to deliver hoped-for benefits in the field A study of the the first clean cookstove intervention in India financed through the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism found expected benefits from newer, more ‘efficient’ stoves — based on their performance in lab tests — did not materialize in the field.
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A Bunch of Popular Snacks Are An Extra 15% Off Today Amazon’s currently taking an extra 15% off when you subscribe to various Frito Lay products , including Stacy’s pita chips, Doritos, Smartfood popcorn, and more. Head over here to see the full list, and order your favorites before there are only crumbs left. Read more…
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Pokemon Radar downloads: the app everyone is cheating with Cheating at Pokemon GO isn’t especially difficult, as a rabble of Android and iOS developers will tell you this week. Today the quickest rising app on either app store is an app called “Poke Radar” which, as you’ll soon find out, isn’t what it suggests it is. It works just how it says it’s supposed to, but if you’re looking … Continue reading
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Iowa invests $1B in new wind farms Iowans can expect to get half a billion watts of new clean electricity after the state’s governor signed a $1 billion deal to expand Iowa’s wind energy operations. The deal will result in the largest wind farm project for Alliant Energy, the public utility holding company that will build and operate the farm. Currently, Alliant owns and operates 1,200 megawatts (mW) of wind-generated energy in Io
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Too short or too long reproductive span increases risk of diabetes in postmenopausal womenUsing data from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI), a new study has found that women with reproductive-period durations of less than 30 years had a 37% increased risk of type 2 diabetes compared with women whose reproductive durations were somewhere in the middle (36 to 40 years). Researchers were surprised to learn that women with longer reproductive-period durations (45 years or more) were at
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Princeton-UCLA study finds gray wolves should remain protected Researchers from Princeton University and the University of California-Los Angeles who investigated the genetic ancestry of North America’s wild canines have concluded that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s scientific arguments for removing gray wolves from endangered species protection are incorrect. read more
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Should the gray wolf keep its endangered species protection? Research by UCLA biologists published today in the journal Science Advances presents strong evidence that the scientific reason advanced by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to remove the gray wolf from protection under the Endangered Species Act is incorrect. read more
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Morphology suggests an endangered goby in southern California is a new species An endangered fish along the coast of California–the tidewater goby–may actually be two species rather than one, according a study published July 27, 2016 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Camm Swift from the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, US, and colleagues. read more
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Change your brain and change the world | Tamar Chelouche | TEDxSuzhou Breaking the fixedness in our mind can leading us to amazing solutions to problems, it’s not so difficult to do that Tamar is VP Global Innovation, SIT China. She is responsible for helping companies to gain value through innovation and deliver, together with the Chinese team, ongoing support to clients, from the process of identifying needs through to designing and embedding novel innovation sol
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Think before you act | Petros Gasparyan | TEDxKids@Yerevan Petros is talking about decision that people make without thinking of resluts. He is sure that if we think deeply before acting we can avoid some huge problems. Petros is 17 years old, he is from Aragats village. He loves sport and computers very much. 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
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Poverty will be by circumstance rather than by birth | Sonalde Desai | TEDxBangalore In this insightful talk, researcher & educator, Sonalde Desai takes us through a 8 year long research on the 41,554 households across India to understand the journey & root causes of poverty. Sonalde Desai (Sonal) is a demographer whose work deals primarily with social inequalities in developing countries with a particular focus on gender and class inequalities. Sonalde Desai and Reeve Va
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Everyone needs own space | Hasmik Meliqyan | TEDxKids@Yerevan Hasmik is taking about the importance of own space for kids and adults as well. Hasmik is from the Amasia village, Shirak region. She loves singing, dancing, playing musical instruments and getting acquainted with new people and learning interesting things from them. 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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Reconstructing Lebanon: A message of real interfaith coexistence | Hussein Hassan | TEDxNDULouaize “It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.” From this motto stems a talk that tackles youth interfaith activism, a topic of prime importance amidst political and sectarian regional tension in Lebanon. Dr. Hussein Hassan, a university professor by profession, and an activist at heart, will take you on a journey to the Lebanon we all dream of, the Lebanon he played a role in recons
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Lichens Can Be Made Of Three Organisms, Not Just Two Science Fungi and a photosynthetic partner also work with fungal yeast Lichens are all around us, covering that tree on the side of the road or growing on an old building. The ancient combination of organisms has been a textbook example of…
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Artificial Intelligence Lets Donald Trump Sing About Obama Entertainment Hear the presidential hopeful’s new hit “Obama Leaves” Listen To Donald Trump Sing About Obama Through The Magic of A.I.
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Being a Title Designer Link Dan Perri has created titles and title sequences for Star Wars IV , Taxi Driver , Gangs of New York and more. He spoke with the Oscars about his career, his tools and his penchant for adapting rather than stamping his own style to the movie he’s working on. More Awesome Stuff: Creative Spark: Jennifer Yuh Nelson Eight Days a Week (Teaser) Creative Spark: Deborah Cook Creative Spark: Brenda C
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The Marantz SR6011 network A/V receiver offers 9.2 channels of raw power Last month, Marantz announced the SR5011 network A/V receiver, an update to last year’s SR5010 model. Now the company is following suit with another refresh of an earlier model, but this one packs some serious power. While the SR5011 was a relatively minor upgrade aside from a few key features aimed at custom installers, Marantz’s new SR6011 network A/V receiver offers much more than last year’s
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The story behind the star-studded film that schooled Donald Trump on climate change Hillary Clinton’s campaign is hoping to capitalize on yet another controversial proclamation from Donald Trump: That global warming is a hoax. Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, has said he rejects the scientific consensus on climate change and opposes most U.S. efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and curb fossil fuel use. “Obama’s talking about all of this with the global warming
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50% off Prime Membership After Free 6 Month Trial, For Students – Deal Alert If you know somebody headed off to college soon, or maybe you’ll be attending yourself, you should know that Amazon is giving away 6 free months of Amazon Prime, followed by a 50% discount on a Prime Membership ($49 vs. $99). Just sign up, or have them sign up with an .edu email address and start accessing free two-day shipping, exclusive deals and promotions, unlimited photo storage, and unlimit
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Link between carbohydrate consumption and adropin Researchers report that levels of the peptide hormone adropin vary based on carbohydrate consumption and appear to be linked to lipid metabolism.
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Nanodisks drive a polarizing transformation Manipulating magnetic and electric dipoles inside nanostructured insulators enables newfound control of light polarization at any angle.
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Bear’s summer plans include napping in your backyard kiddie pool A Duluth, Minnesota, bear found sweet refuge in a magical backyard oasis otherwise known as a plastic kiddie pool. Duluth resident Dave Zbaracki snapped a photo of the large black bear napping in his kid’s pool on a recent hot summer day, reports the Star Tribune . Zbaracki tells the paper that he took a double take when he first saw the large bear resting in the shade. His large black Newfoundla
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How To Tackle Big Issues When You’re Constantly Putting Out Fires Getting yanked into one meeting after another? The Muse CEO Kathryn Minshew shares how she makes time for crucial solo work. Every morning, you sit down at your computer with the best intentions. Coffee in one hand and your to-do list in the other, you’re feeling geared up and ready for a productive day. It’s the day you’re finally going to dig into those grand ideas you’ve been rolling around in
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20 minutes of ultrasound to the forearm cuts high blood pressure Blood pressure can significantly drop by applying 20 minutes of ultrasound to the forearm of type II diabetes patients with treatment-resistant hypertension, according to new research.
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Is Climate Too Complex to Model or Predict? From Our Blogs: Nexus Media News Scientists say no Despite their complexity, climate models do an impressively good job, and they are improving all the time.
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Will Facebook be your next call center operator? How would you describe Facebook? Historically, it’s been the social hub of billions of users looking to stay connected with friends and family. Yet in recent years, it’s become more difficult to describe Facebook in a few words — it’s a place for businesses to share info with consumers, advertisers to market to target audiences, media to deliver news and a place to… Read More
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Traditional Meets Contemporary in Updated Rammed-Earth Hostel in China Polycarbonate walls make up the mobile guest rooms This traditional rammed-earth house in Pingtian, a village located in the Sidu Township of Songyang County in China, has been converted into a design-forward youth hostel by architect He Wei that utilizes plastic walls— like this studio prototype —to create highly adaptable spaces. Nicknamed Papa’s House after its previous owner Jiang Binlong, th
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Bomb threat forces mass evacuation of DC Union Station during rush hour A mass evacuation has been ordered at Union Station in Washington, DC by Metropolitan police. There are K-9 units investigating a suspicious package at the Amtrak section of the station. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Move over casinos – Las Vegas now has a Hyperloop factory We’ve been hearing a lot about the Hyperloop lately, the proposed transportation system that will “move people and cargo through near-vacuum tubes at airline speeds using electric propulsion over a non-contact levitation track.” One thing that we haven’t heard much about, though, is where its parts will be made . That changed today, as parent company Hyperloop One announced the opening
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New nano tech to cool down buildings A new system can lower room temperature in buildings.
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More efficient way to write data into non-volatile memory devices improves performance A scheme to write data into next generation memory chips has been developed. The proposal requires considerably fewer resources to write data safely into memory — even during a system failure.
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Turkey shuts down scores of media outlets after failed coup Turkey has ordered the closure of scores of media outlets and discharged 149 generals as part of a deepening crackdown that followed the failed coup earlier this month, official sources said Wednesday.
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The Best Way to Remove a Leech and Treat the Wound Leeches, those slimy, blood-sucking nightmare creatures, can be found in ponds, swamps, marshes, and lakes all over the world. Here’s what to do if one latches onto you, and how to treat the wound afterward. In this video (warning: graphic) from the Brave Wilderness YouTube channel , host Coyote Peterson demonstrates the best method for removing a blood-sucking leech—with real leeches. To remove
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MicroJib heads back to Kickstarter with 3 new GoPro accessories MicroJib has Kickstarter to thank for bringing its original GoPro jib to market in 2015, and now the company is looking to the crowdfunding platform once again. This time, MicroJib is presenting not one, but three new products designed for GoPro action cameras, including improved versions of the first MicroJib. The MicroJib 2 improves on the original with smoother control and a waterproof design.
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IoT and its applications: Connecting you, your home and your town The Internet of Things (IoT) is massive, and getting bigger by the day. As new applications come to light for these sensor-driven networked technologies, our world will become increasingly connected, and more autonomous. IoT is the virtual Wild West of the technology world. Since it can include just about every “thing” we interact with on a day-to-day basis, the potential for new applications is
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Selfridges creates the ultimate driving kit for its limited edition Morgan A head-to-collection from some of the best British brands. Photo: Morgan/Selfridges Buyers of the limited edition Selfridges EV3 will have the opportunity to order from an exclusive range of accessories to perfectly complement the car. Selfridges brought together some of the biggest names in British design and fashion to get you equipped from head-to-toe in the perfect driver’s kit. The his and h
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Avoiding stumbles, from spacewalks to sidewalks Researchers are developing a new space boot with built-in sensors and tiny ‘haptic’ motors, whose vibrations can guide the wearer around or over obstacles. A preliminary study was designed to determine what types of stimuli, administered to what parts of the foot, could provide the best navigation cues.
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Self-proclaimed socialist who owns ClintonKaine.com sets price at $90,000 For a self-proclaimed socialist, Jeremy Peter “Pegg” Green knows how to game capitalism. The New York-licensed attorney and artist purchased the domain ClintonKaine.com for $8 in 2011, according to a report from ABC affiliate KSAT , and is willing to sell it to the Democratic nominee for president. It won’t be cheap, though. Pegg has set the price at $90,000. As Donald Trump might say,
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The brain’s super-sensitivity to curbs Humans rely on boundaries like walls and curbs for navigation, and researchers have pinpointed the areas of the brain most sensitive to even the tiniest borders.
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Four Seasons Resort Nevis is Worth Visiting for the Monkeys Alone Nevis is a small island in the Caribbean Sea just a short boat ride away from St. Kitts. Shamefully, I must admit to not knowing it existed until I received an invite from Four Seasons to attend their 10th Annual Sea Turtle Weekend . In just a few days spending time there and getting to know the property, I fell in love with the island, its people, and their monkeys. On hole 15 of the Four Season
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Podcast 518: Zany Bob Mansfield’s Apple Car Emporium Another big traffic sign just appeared, pointing straight the Apple Car: Longtime Apple executive Bob Mansfield is reportedly now in charge of Project Titan, which is the code-name for the Apple Car. That’s great news if you are eager to see this thing really happen, although the rumor does come along with a new ship estimation of 2021. Hopefully this won’t be one of those things that’s always fi
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MSM warns Americans against Russia’s ‘hacking attack’ following Trump ‘invitation’ Beware: The Russians are coming to invade an email near you, and at the invitation of Donald Trump, no less. At least that’s how the mainstream media have interpreted the Republican Presidential candidate’s latest comments. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Good Samaritans rise up after ‘disgusting’ theft of boy’s Star Wars prosthetic leg Uproar over the theft of a boy’s customized prosthetic leg that was committed when he was visiting a California beach has yielded a free of cost replacement and thousands of donation offers, meaning Liam Brenes can once again stand on his own two feet. Read Full Article at RT.com
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French leaders pay tribute to slain priest at Notre-Dame cathedral President François Hollande, government ministers and opposition rivals on Wednesday gathered at the symbolic Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris for a Mass in tribute to slain French priest Jacques Hamel.
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John R. Brinkley: The Goat Testicle Millionaire Nuts! , a new documentary film by Penny Lane, focuses on John R. Brinkley, a “doctor” who amassed a fortune by surgically inserting a piece of a goat’s testicles to treat impotence in men. Read More
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Tech firms call on lawmakers to invest in STEM ed, reform immigration – CNETRepresentatives from Microsoft, Facebook, and Amazon tell Democratic members of Congress they need a better-educated and more diverse workforce to stay competitive in the global economy.
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When Nazis held mass rallies in Madison Square Garden May 17, 1934 A mass meeting of members of the Friends of New Germany. Image: Bettmann/Getty Images Shortly after Adolf Hitler’s appointment as Chancellor of Germany in January 1933, the Nazis consolidated control over the country. Looking to cultivate power beyond the borders of Germany, Deputy Führer Rudolf Hess charged German-American immigrant Heinz Spanknobel with forming a strong Nazi organi
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CogniToys Dino Toy review My seven-year-old son fell in love with Dino immediately. We’ve had plenty of different tech toys pass through the house over the last couple of years, but never before has he switched one on to find that it knows his name and can answer questions. They quickly bonded over a shared love of Batman and ice cream. At first glance, you might dismiss the CogniToys Dino as a cute, plastic dinosaur for
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Find a place to park (and charge your Tesla) with Parkopedia and Apple Maps Navigation services may help you get from Point A to Point B, but really, that’s only half the battle. It’s not just about getting to Point B — it’s about finding a place to park once you’ve arrived. But now, thanks to a new partnership between Parkopedia and Apple Maps , you’ll be able to discover “key information about parking garages and [parking] lots around the world.” Parkopedia’s more than
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‘South Park’ creators tease possible return of polarizing character in season 20 The creators of South Park aren’t ones to run from polarizing characters, so when season 20 arrives this fall, we may see a familiar mustached face. Trey Parker and Matt Stone recently revealed in an interview with Mashable that they are considering bringing back the controversial Reality character, who was killed off in season 19. Reality’s memorable appearance came in episode 5, Safe Space . Th
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Security experts have cloned all seven TSA master keys Key escrow — the process of keeping a set of keys for yourself “just in case” — has always been the U.S. government’s modus operandi when it comes to security. From the disastrous Clipper chip to today, the government has always wanted a back door into encryption and security. That plan backfired for the TSA. The TSA, as you’ll remember, offers a set of… Read More
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Good Thing John Hinckley Jr. Only Shot the President. If He Sold Drugs, He Might Still Be Locked Up. John Hinckley Jr. will be released from a psychiatric hospital after being confined there for 35 years for the attempted assassination of President Reagan in 1981. Hinckley, who was found not guilty by reason of insanity at his trial, is finally rehabilitated and unlikely to commit further violence, according to a federal judge. Some conservatives are outraged that the man who tried to kill the p
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The Fifth Column Takes on the DNC Logistics, schmogistics: The Fifth Column will bring you analysis, commentary, and sedition every damn week. This week, not only did your favorite podcast starring Kmele Foster , Michael C. Moynihan , and me record an episode in the middle of the Democratic National Convention on a Wednesday, we’re posting in the middle of the DNC on a Wednesday. Step back, and have a listen: Moynihan issues a qu
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Does “Do Not Track” Protect Your Privacy? All of the big modern browsers offer a Do Not Track feature — you tick a box in the settings, and your browser lets every website you visit know that you don’t want to be tracked across the Internet. It seems like a great idea, but does it really protect your privacy? Do websites respect your wishes? Or does it simply provide a false sense of security that might have some people not protecting th
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Was Microsoft Built on Stolen Goods? The rumor that Microsoft copied DRI’s CP/M operating system and sold it to IBM as MS-DOS is getting a new hearing. Software forensics expert Bob Zeidman will reveal new findings from his examination of previously unavailable source code.
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Floating-Ⅵ / PLAN & HUMAN PLAN Architects office Courtesy of PLAN & HUMAN PLAN Architects office Architects: PLAN & HUMAN PLAN Architects office Location: Gwangju, South Korea Area: 202.51 sqm Project Year: 2016 Photographs: Courtesy of PLAN & HUMAN PLAN Architects office Courtesy of PLAN & HUMAN PLAN Architects office A Scene of the Village The site is located in a residential area, Ilgok-dong, Buk-gu, Gwangju . This village, s
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Obama chooses Jackson Park as the site for his Presidential Center According to the Chicago Tribune , President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have finally settled on a site for the Obama Presidential Center: historic Jackson Park. Adjacent to the University of Chicago, the park was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux. An official announcement is expected next week. The 500 acre park is also near the Museum of Science and Industry, th
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MIT’s ridesharing network is learning to dodge pedestrians Lyft and Uber already operate in and around Boston, but students on MIT’s campus in Cambridge, MA also have a new, research-oriented option for on-demand ridesharing. Ford and MIT announced today a new project that will shuttle students around on both campus walkways and city streets in a fleet of electric shuttles — but the project isn’t just for helping lazy college kids get to class, it will
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The loneliest star revealed in Milky Way bulge From NASA’s infrared survey and telescope data, scientists have detected an unusual celestial object in a bulge at the center of the Milky Way… No, not nougat, but an isolated young star. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Loaded: Kilos of cocaine found on two JetBlue planes during maintenance checkMaintenance workers carrying out routine checks on JetBlue aircraft in Florida got more than they bargained for when they inadvertently uncovered a drug haul on two passenger planes. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The Ethereum Hard Fork Spawned a Shaky Rebellion Last week, Ethereum took the incredibly risky step of splitting its virtual currency and app platform into two competing versions. The split allowed developers to implement a code change that rescued $56 million of users’ money, which had been siphoned away by an unknown hacker. The split also created the possibility that rabble-rousers could mount some resistance and commandeer the old version o
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Tough kitty survives scalding hot spin in a washing machine Cats have nine lives — and some take advantage of every single one. Lisa Keefe from Nottingham, England, was walking away from her washing machine the other day when she heard a loud, thudding noise. Noise opened the machine to find her sweet 9-month cat Bobby tucked inside. Bobby, it appears, had snuck into the machine for a cozy little nap, only to find himself violently spinning in water that
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Brine Corn Before Grilling for Tender Ears and Tons of Flavor Grilled corn is a summertime staple, and a quick bath in a brine—just salt and water—before it hits the grill can vastly improve its texture and flavor, which is saying a lot, since grilled corn is already delicious. For every four to six ears of corn, dissolve a quarter-cup of salt in a gallon of water. You can also mix in other spices, like peppercorns or smashed garlic, to add more layers of f
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Five fridge gimmicks you’ll actually love – CNET Want your fridge to do more, but need help separating the gimmicks from the good stuff? You’ve come to the right place.
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New algorithm optimizes photo portfolios for the viewer’s screen and even CPU Online photography portfolios are often a dance between quality and download times, but a new algorithm developed by Wix, the website-building platform, is turning that dance into something more sophisticated than a basic two-step. The new Pro Gallery allows photographers to choose the quality and sharpness while the software determines the viewer’s browser and screen to optimize for the best vie
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Why a float center requires a highly personal chatbot GUEST: The wellness industry has always had an interesting relationship with technology. Consumer products are probably the most obvious example: I’m not the only one with a closet full of formerly cutting-edge exercise devices. (Anyone need a NordicTrack?) Today, I don’t leave home without my Fitbit or my phone, which contains no fewer than seven wellness-related apps. Because wellness regimes a
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Jill Stein Addresses Disenchanted Sanders Supporters at Occupy DNC Rally Presumptive Green party presidential nominee Jill Stein appeared at the Occupy DNC rally across from CIty Hall in Philadelphia today (or at the “Bernie Sanders rally” as one cop put it) to speak before a cheering crowd full of Bernie Sanders supporters and other activists. “Power concedes nothing without a demand,” Stein said, quoting Frederick Douglass, “and we are that
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Watch This Video of a 3D-Printed Building Whenever You Feel Worried About Politics So this is pretty cool, courtesy of Business Insider Australia . It’s a short video from a company Fastbrick Robotics. There’s a housing boom in Australia, which has pushed up demand for bricklayers, who are in short supply. The company is shooting to create a robot that can lay all the brick work for a typical house in three days and at lower cost. Currently, bricklayers make about $600 to $1,00
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Secret library Enthusiasts have stocked an underground library in Syria with books rescued from bombed buildings – and users dodge shells and bullets to reach it.
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Political gamble It was meant to be a cleansing election called by a progressive Australian prime minister, but has Malcolm Turnbull’s great political gamble backfired?
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How Much You Need to Exercise to Make Up For Sitting All Day There’s been a lot of finger-wagging of late about the health risks associated with sitting at a desk all day, or binge-watching our favorite TV shows. Now couch potatoes can rejoice because a new study has found that just an hour of moderate activity a day wipes out all the negative impacts of sedentary behavior—contrary to some prior studies claiming exercise didn’t help much at all. Read more.
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Chine J-20 production version spotted The fourth low production rate copy of the Chinese J-20 stealth fighter has been spotted The J-20 will fly at up to 1305 mph The appearance of LRIP aircraft suggests that the type is nearing introduction into service with the People’s Liberation Army Air Force. A number of J-20s have been seen on satellite imagery at the China Flight Test Establishment base at Xi’an-Yanliang. The latest report to
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UN condemns ‘barbaric’ Boko Haram violence in Nigeria A top UN official says the Boko Haram group is guilty of “almost unimaginable” brutality in Nigeria as troops battle to push it back.
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Netflix still hates TV ratings BEVERLY HILLS, California — If it wasn’t clear already: Netflix doesn’t care about TV ratings. “The focus of ratings companies has no relevance for us,” Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos told reporters at the streaming service’s Television Critics Association presentation. SEE ALSO: What’s going on with Rory’s love life? And 4 other things we learned about Netflix’s ‘Gilmore Girls’ reviv
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Desk job death risk is eliminated by an hour’s walk or cycle People who spend eight or more hours sitting a day are 60 per cent more likely to die prematurely – but doing moderate exercise counteracts this risk
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The Truth About The Warranty Expiration Notices You Get In The Mail Today, I write to you as a pissed-off consumer. Actually, every day I write to you I’m a pissed-off consumer, because I have Comcast. But today, I’m especially pissed off about something else: official-looking warranty expiration notices. Have you ever gotten one of these? I’ve owned a lot of cars over the years, so I get them fairly often, and they’re just some of the most shady-looking document
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Major League Soccer deal lets you buy tickets on other websites Sports leagues have historically clamped down on online ticket sales, in part to prevent the rampant scalping you see in much of the entertainment industry. Major League Soccer , however, is trying the exact opposite: it’s throwing things wide open. The league has forged a partnership with SeatGeek that will create a ticketing platform that works through virtually any website or app. Other sites
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Struggling SoundCloud may be looking for a buyer, seeking more than $1 billion By all accounts, SoundCloud is in serious trouble now that its paid service, SoundCloud Go , has failed to catch on. Reports indicate the music service — once a hot spot for DJ mixes prior to the company’s clampdown due to record industry complaints — may now be up for sale. Bloomberg says sources tell it the company is now looking for a buyer , and is seeking upward of $1 billion in the sale. So
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Prank Star Poo Dough It’s even more gratifying when you make it yourself! Poo Dough is an easy DIY prank that looks and, depending on what one might have eaten last night, feels almost exactly like the real thing! Spray some patchouli on your masterfully sculpted turd and it will even smell like shit too! Prank Star further elevates its Poo Dough kit by including two different shades of brown clay, plus a jar of yell
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BeanPlus Cold Drip A cold brew maker that can whip up your favorite drink in just four hours.
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Radioactive decay of manganese-54 is not affected by the seasons, says physicist New study suggests electron-capture process is not influenced by Earth’s proximity to the Sun
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Aerial pictures reveal England’s ancient archaeological sites Photography from light aircraft is allowing archaeologists to uncover the intricate details of buried historic sites
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Kidnapping dilemma Ellen Page and the director of new film Tallulah discuss whether every woman is designed to embrace motherhood.
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‘Taxi service for migrants’ African migrants remain as determined as ever to reach Europe from Libya despite the growing number of deaths at sea.
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The 5 best fitness bands for backpacking go where smartwatches fear to tread Long distance backpacking is a famously grueling activity. Weather, blisters, bugs, and mile after mile of mountains are enough to wear down even the most hardcore athletes. Enter wearable tech — your new best friend on the trail. Fitness watches can help you dial in caloric intake, control your music, and get you out of your tent for sunrise with a silent vibrating alarm, and that’s just the bas
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Science behind washing your jeans yields unexpected results Let’s start with the ending: you don’t need to wash your jeans. Unless there are spots or stains you want to remove or they’ve just gotten terribly dirty, with normal wear jeans don’t need washing, according to Tech Insider . Given the wide selection of jeans, including colors, distressing, various washes, fits, and styles, your best bet is to buy jeans that fit and look exactly as you would like
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Scoble: VR will create a ton of jobs, but it’s going to be a bumpy ride Robert Scoble is no longer worried about job creation. And that’s good, right? I mean… one less thing. ‘Scobleizer,’ the Entrepreneur in Residence at Upload VR and noted futurist, took some today time to tell me all about it. Like it or not, automation is coming here While most of us are already aware that automation is coming, I think those outside the tech community are blissfully unaware at ho
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Chip industry’s economic slump is over, report says The chip industry always moves in economic cycles of upturns and downturns. VLSI Research, a respected chip industry market analyst firm, reports signs that the downturn of the past year is over and has shifted into an upturn. Since chips are used in everything electronic, the sales forecast for the industry is a bellwether for all sectors, encompassing everything from sensors in advanced cars to
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You may never take a bad selfie again with Microsoft’s Pix app for iPhone As impressive as iPhone cameras are nowadays, it’s still easy to screw up a photo op with bad lighting, wobbly hands, blinking eyes, or someone sneezing as soon as you take the shot. At least, that was the case. Thanks to Microsoft’s newly launched camera app for iOS, the days of “take a second one – just to be sure” may be an obsolete concept. Making its debut on the App Store today, M
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The Momentum Inspired Desktop Reader geeklibrarian ’s desktop is inspired by Momentum, one of our favorite Chrome extensions , and it looks beautiful. Peaceful and calming, but informative at the same time. Here’s how to get the same look. First, you’ll need Geektool, a system monitoring and customization engine for Mac. If you’re not familiar with it, here’s our getting started guide , which should help you with the basics.
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The NYC that could have been – ‘Never Built New York’ to be released this fall The authors and curators behind 2013’s Never Built Los Angeles , a collection of fantastical and aborted projects from LA’s 20th century urban history, have now turned their attention eastward, to New York City. In Never Built New York, Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin (with a foreword by Daniel Libeskind) uncover nearly 200 urban projects from the last two centuries that, for any host of reasons, fail
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singular concept’s junction, a lead-free crystal desktop organizer ‘junction’ references pumping valves and drainage pipes hidden in the corners of train terminals and abandoned factories. The post singular concept’s junction, a lead-free crystal desktop organizer appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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Australia used to be home to a flesh-eating marsupial because of course it did Australia has plenty of scary animals, and now you can add a large flesh-eating marsupial to the list. A distant cousin of the Tasmanian devil, but double the size at roughly 20 to 25 kilograms (44 to 55 lbs), the extinct animal has been named the “Whollydooleya tomnpatrichorum.” SEE ALSO: Young seal thinks he’s people; makes the public toilet his new home The hypercarnivore, which mean
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This Android app is the best way to find pokémon on the go There’s an entire digital cottage industry sprouting up around Pokémon Go , the explosively popular augmented reality game that has people hitting the streets scouring for imaginary pocket monsters. Naturally, the most common of these third-party products revolve around maps that help you locate which pokémon are nearby and when they tend to disappear. We’ve already heard about the web-based Poké
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‘Google’ Puts Forth Its Anti-Vaping Agenda Using Google Play’s Twitter account as a platform, presumably Google the company—most likely not a poor soul who accidentally tweeted from their work account—announced its platform on vaping and the 2016 election. A now deleted tweet ostensibly reveals Google and/or Google Play’s social media manager favors Hillary because she is not chill with vaping. Shortly after, the account allegedly tweeted
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Twitch now makes highlight clips on any channel Twitch has so far been limiting its Clips sharing feature to partnered channels, but no longer: as of now, you can create those bite-sized highlights on any channel . If a friend pulls off a slick move during a live stream, you can share it just as easily as you would the footage from a big tournament . As before, you don’t need exceptional timing. A Clip will capture the 25 seconds before you hi
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HP Mini Desktop + 23-inch Monitor under $300 in Deals HP Mini Desktop + 23-inch Monitor under $300 in Deals Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site In the market for a basic PC in a compact size? You could get a laptop, but today on eBay Deals an HP Mini Desktop is selling for only $299.99 and includes a free 23-inch Monitor. It’s a hot value brought to us by Powerseller Antonline. The desktop alone sells for $350 elsewhere online and the Monitor
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Ford and MIT teach EVs how to find high-demand locations Ford has teamed up with MIT on a project that will, among other things, help electric shuttles determine current levels of demand among pedestrians, as well as determine which locations have the highest demand in any given moment. The electric vehicles are equipped with both LiDAR and what Ford calls inexpensive cameras; the EVs will eventually operate on both MIT’s … Continue reading
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Pocket Casts 6 brings dark mode, multitasking, and more to the iOS podcast player Pocket Casts is a cross-platform podcast player with apps on iOS, Android, the web, and even Windows Phone, and today Shifty Jelly released a major update to the iPhone and iPad version. Pocket Casts 6 is out today and includes loads of changes including a refreshed user interface, a dark theme, multitasking features on iPad including Picture-in-Picture and Split View, and much more. more… Filed
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Brazil prosecutor freezes $11.7 million of Facebook funds over WhatsApp case ( Reuters ) — The public federal prosecutor in the Brazilian state of Amazonas said on Wednesday the court there froze 38 million reais ($11.7 million) of funds held in Facebook Inc’s account for failing to comply with a court order to supply data on users of the company’s WhatsApp messaging service who are under criminal investigation. The prosecutor’s office said the funds frozen correspond to
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Elon Musk boldly predicts Model 3 revenue and profits Leading up to the grand opening of the Tesla Gigafactory on July 29, CEO Elon Musk made several statements and predictions about the company’s entry-level Model 3. Musk predicted $20 billion revenue and $5 billion profits from the Model 3 alone once it gets up to full production, according to Electrek . Musk also said the Model 3 is on track to start production next summer with first deliveries s
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XM556 Handheld Microgun Empty Shell has built a handheld minigun that weighs just 16 pounds.
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When hyperinflation drove Germans to use money as kindling 1923 Children use bundles of banknotes as building blocks. Image: Three Lions/Getty Images In 1914, the exchange rate of the German mark to the American dollar was about 4.2 to one. Nine years later, it was 4.2 trillion to one The out-of-control inflation began somewhat mildly during World War I, as the German government printed unbacked currency and borrowed money to finance military expenditure
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Espire Gas Mask Taking an ordinary gas mask design and turning it on its head.
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Mother of Orlando victim makes impassioned plea for common sense gun laws The mother of a man killed in the Orlando, Florida, shooting at Pulse nightclub in June spoke at the Democratic convention Wednesday, and her words were a devastating call for common sense gun laws. Christine Leinonen, whose son Christopher “Drew” Leinonen was killed in the attack, fought back tears as she talked about her loss. Christopher was her only son, she said, and she told him “You c
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How President Obama shaped the future of digital health A new leader of the free world will soon be voted into office. Shortly thereafter, he or she will begin a minimum four-year journey to steer the country toward prosperity, safety and global leadership. With many changes undoubtedly coming, let’s take a look at the technological impact of one of the biggest initiatives that President Obama has championed: healthcare reform. Read More
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Donald Trump supports increasing the minimum wage, for now Contradicting previous remarks in which he claimed that wages are “too high,” Donald Trump now says he believes in raising the federal minimum wage to $10 an hour – sort of. “I would leave it and raise it somewhat,” the GOP presidential nominee says. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Clinton Cash’ author to RT: If Hillary becomes president, money flow to family will increaseHillary Clinton’s aspirations to become the next US president might not be based only on the desire to advance her political agenda. The author of the bestseller ‘Clinton Cash’ told RT she may also be seeking to increase fees for the family’s speeches. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Sales and marketing startup LeadGenius raises $10M LeadGenius announced today that it has raised $10 million in Series B funding. Formerly known as MobileWorks, LeadGenius helps customers find likely sales leads and reach out to them with automated emails. The company says revenue increased 6x in the past 20 months, with customers including eBay, Box and Weebly. LeadGenius has now raised more than $21 million in funding. The new round was… Read M
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Police flag and arrest Grindr user who turned out to be a drug dealer Grindr not only functions as a social network for gay and bisexual men to meet other men in their area, but apparently also functions as a way to track down drug dealers, DNAInfo reports. Unlike most other Grindr users, 55-year-old New York City resident Harold Gondrez Jr. apparently used the social network for more nefarious means, as an unnamed police source said his profile was flagged for “co
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IRS looking into Clinton Foundation over ‘pay-to-play’ allegations The IRS confirmed it has referred claims of “pay-to-play” practices at the Clinton Foundation to its exempt operations for review. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Here Is the First Known Photo of Donald Trump Using a Computer Image: Donald Trump Facebook Donald Trump’s Reddit AMA was a thoroughly boring exercise in which the candidate trotted out robotic talking points, and fans freaked out just to be graced with his presence. As far as politician AMAs go, that’s pretty much par for the course. But the Trump AMA did yield one incredibly important and entertaining thing: The first known photo of Donald Trump using a co
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WikiLeaks Leaks 25 DNC Voicemails, Likely from Email Transcription Service WikiLeaks has published what it says are audio recordings of Democratic National Committee (DNC) voicemails. The file dump, neatly organized on a page, comes less than a week after the organization leaked approximately 20,000 DNC staff emails, and one day after Hillary Clinton was officially nominated as the Democratic presidential candidate. [Clarification: There is no evidence that the recordin
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Mission Hopes To Find the ‘Goldilocks Zone’ in Our Closest Galactic Neighbor Exoplanets are all the rage nowadays thanks in part to Kepler’s discovery of around 1,284 previously undiscovered planets and our never-ending fascination with the “final frontier” that just seems to be moving closer to a reality. But out of the thousands of planets that we know of, how many are set to support life? Read more…
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For real, Ford has revolutionized the cupholder There are a lot of places you might expect Ford to innovate and improve in its Super Duty pickup truck. Things like increasing the towing capacity or torque, or stuffing the thing full of cameras to make backing up easier. Forget all that. The biggest innovation in the 2017 Super Duty is this incredible quad-barreled cupholder. You might think, like I did, that the cupholder was pretty much as go
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Competitions: The James Harrison Steedman Fellowship in Architecture Registration Deadline: Nov 1, 2016; Submission Deadline Nov 1, 2016 Established in 1926, the James Harrison Steedman Fellowship in Architecture is one of the oldest and most prestigious awards in the United States. The $50,000 award is granted biannually to an emerging architect to support 6-12 months of international travel for architectural research. The fellowship, jointly administered by Sam F
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Event: Architecture/Design College Fair Event Date: Sep 24, 2016; Event City: Boston, MA, US Are you a high school or undergraduate student thinking about a career in architecture, interior design, or landscape design? If so, explore the possibilities at the BSA Architecture/Design College Fair. Representatives from colleges and universities will be on hand at the BSA’s Architecture/Design College Fair to answer questions about portfoli
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Event: Layered: Data Representations in Infrastructure and Design Event Date: Aug 2, 2016; Event City: New York, NY, US Our city operates on multiple layers of data; it lives and breathes information. Until recently, much of that data was invisible and inaccessible to the public. This changed with the open data movement, which allows citizens free access to numerous datasets. This presentation will address design and the big data revolution, and will explore wha
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Event: AIANY Tours: Contemporary Architecture in and around the “Crossroads of the World”Event Date: Aug 14, 2016; Event City: New York, NY, US Explore contemporary architecture in and around Times Square. Highlights include the Times Square Tower by David Childs of S.O.M., 4 Times Square by Fox + Fowle, Renzo Piano’s New York Times Tower, One Bryant Park/Bank Of America Tower by COOKFOX, Westin Hotel by Arquitectonica, the TKTS booth by Perkins Eastman, and the Snøhetta-designed Time
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BenQ aims for all-in-one entertainment with its Colorific i500 mini-projector A lot of words might come to mind when you think of home theater, but portable generally isn’t one of them. Portable projectors promise big-screen picture at pocket sizes, but there are usually a fair amount of compromises to be had. With its newest projector, BenQ looks to be going the opposite route and packing in extra features. The BenQ Colorific i500, announced on Wednesday, is a portable LE
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‘Unique, strange, terrible’ Growing evidence suggests so-called Islamic State used a new type of explosive device when they killed almost 300 people in Baghdad earlier this month.
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The internet’s Ice Bucket Challenge funded a medical discovery Internet sensations can do more than just trigger fond memories or confusion … sometimes, they might just lead to a vital cure. Some of the $100 million-plus in donations from the Ice Bucket Challenge (the viral video-fueled awareness campaign for ALS , aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease) fully funded Project MinE, a medical research effort that just identified a gene linked with some ALS cases. Yes, tha
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4 die in plane crash, fire at Columbia Airport in California A plane has crashed and caught fire at Columbia Airport in Tuolumne County, killing all four onboard. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Democratic Convention Features String of Attacks on Gun Violence, Offers No Relevant Solution The Democratic National Convention this evening presented a string of speakers, the vast majority connected personally to tragic gun murders, to sell Hillary Clinton as the only presidential candidate who will, as was often repeated, stand up to the gun lobby and help keep American families safe. The only real hint of a policy by which the president of the United States is supposed to do this was
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Rescue Assist App uses AR to make life easier for first responders As cars become more complicated, cutting people out of a crash involves navigating a web of airbags and high-voltage components. Mercedes is aiming to make life easier for emergency services with the new Rescue Assist App, which provides augmented reality imagery indicating where danger might lurk beneath a car’s skin. .. Continue Reading Rescue Assist App uses AR to make life easier for first re
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Joe Biden unleashes a glorious trademark burn at Democratic convention Joe Biden gave the internet a sound bite treasure in 2012 when he called Paul Ryan’s stance on the Benghazi attack a “bunch of malarkey.” And at the Democratic convention Wednesday night, he took the m-word for another glorious spin. After strolling onstage to the theme from Rocky, Biden delivered a stirring, energetic speech that pulled no punches when it came to Donald Trump — includi
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[PROMO] Free Knight FK0215 40L Nylon Water Resistant Backpack URL: http://goo.gl/IGTDJd FLASH SALE PRICE: $7 .99 [MAIN FEATURES] Unique and fashionable, can be used as backpack for climbing, hiking, cycling, adventuring, etc. 40L large capacity with external stores system, enlarge your bag’s capacity to accommodate more things. High-quality nylon material, good durability and water resistant. Practical waist bag on both sides of the bag, where you can place
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Trident Perth-Singapore subsea cable signs Equinix datacentres The submarine cable that will connect Australia with Singapore and Indonesia has chosen to have points of presence in Equinix’s Sydney, Singapore, Jakarta, and Melbourne datacentres.
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Photos capture challenges for teens with autism, show animals as resource Through use of photographs, adolescents with ASD were able to share their accounts of difficulties transitioning out of school, their struggles with socialization and how they use animals as a source of companionship, a new study has demonstrated.
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Indicators of Parkinson’s disease risk found in unexpected places Clues that point toward new risk mechanisms for developing Parkinson’s disease are hiding in some unusual spots, according to a new study.
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A minute of secondhand marijuana smoke may damage blood vessels: Study in rats Rats’ blood vessels took at least three times longer to recover function after only a minute of breathing secondhand marijuana smoke, compared to recovery after a minute of breathing secondhand tobacco smoke. With many states legalizing medical and recreational marijuana, and possible corporate expansion within the cannabis industry, this type of research is important to help understand the health
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Ancient Egyptians Could’ve Been Fat and Lazy Too Image: AP Don’t let anyone tell you that the modern diet is significantly worse than the diets of ancient populations. Apparently, even the wealthiest of our ancestors could’ve been lazy and fat too. The remains of a 2,200-year-old priest went up on display for the first time at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem on Tuesday, and examination of the mummy via a CT scan found that the man, known as Iret
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FPGA Mezzanine Card + IP Forms Imaging/Video Engine Microsemi has announced an imaging/video solution for the development of low power and reliable video processing applications, comprising an FPGA mezzanine card (FMC), intellectual property (IP) suite and graphical user interface.
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[Flash Sale ING] 77 – 6X Infrared Multilayer Coating Night Vision Telescope URL: http://goo.gl/IgV5Ry FLASH SALE PRICE: $175 .99 [MAIN FEATURES] Multi-coated objective lens, 5cm diameter, supplying a clear viewInfrared light, you can observe clearly at night 12 degrees angle of view, providing you with a large field of view Anti-slip wrist belt design, comfortable to use Maximum distance (at night): 200m Powered by 3 lithium batteries (included in package) Portable and l
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Online activist group petitions to keep Trump out of security briefings – CNET Credo Action is seeking 10,000 online signatures on a petition that urges the government to not let the GOP presidential nominee attend security briefings.
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The key to unlocking large-scale glasses-free 3D might be…the Nintendo 3DS? (Tomorrow Daily 398) – CNET Generally, we don’t love 3D at the movies, but if this team at MIT can make high-quality 3D happen someday, we’re listening.
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ISIS tried to recruit refugees from Danish migration center – report A member of the Islamic State terrorist group is alleged to have made a daring visit to a remote Danish refugee center in the hope of finding new recruits for the jihadist extremists, according to a report obtained by a Danish TV station. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Neither Clinton Nor Trump Would Reduce the National Debt Tonight’s Democratic National Convention featured a brief video starring former Obama administration economic adviser Gene Sperling. Sperling brought up a topic we haven’t heard a whole lot about at this year’s DNC: the federal debt. His point was that GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump would be far worse for the national debt than Hillary Clinton. By all accounts, Sperling was right: Although
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How to train your parrot: The man starting a free-flight movement Brody Murray lets his pet parrot Roku fly freely in vast landscapes near Brisbane, and now other enthusiasts are joining the free-fly movement.
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We Found the Email Hacker Earlier today, Donald Trump held a Reddit AMA , offering insights into such topics as whether he is getting tired of winning (he is not). But in the midst of his internet frenzy, Trump appears to have accidentally revealed the true identity of the DNC email hacker. That unblinking stare. The deftly placed baby hands. A laptop. All signs of a master hacker at work. Russia, we’re sorry for jumping
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Vice President nominee Tim Kaine is running for America’s #1 Dad Sen. Tim Kaine has been many things — missionary, lawyer, governor and now Vice President nominee — but the internet just really, really wants him to be their dad. HIs speech at Wednesday night’s Democratic National Convention centered on his personal biography and the failures of Donald Trump. And while his substantive speech touched on some of the most hot button issues of the day, the internet
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Michael Bloomberg’s Speech Could’ve Been a Gary Johnson Endorsement, if Bloomberg Weren’t a Big Nanny Statist Former Republican/Independent New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg addressed the Democratic National Convention tonight, making the pitch for Hillary Clinton to independent voters. “You know, when the founding fathers arrived here in Philadelphia to forge a new nation, they didn’t come as Democrats or Republicans, or to nominate a presidential candidate,” Bloomberg said. “They cam
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ISIS defeat could lead ‘terrorist diaspora’ to West – FBI FBI Director James Comey warns that defeating Islamic State in Syria could lead to the spread of terrorist attacks in the West. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The Gray Wolf Is The Only True King in The North The one true kiiinggg. Image: AP How many species of North American wolf are there? Trick question. There’s actually only one, and he’s angry that you’re infringing on its territory (or so I’ve heard). New research out of UCLA reports that while the US originally reported three distinct species—the gray wolf, the eastern wolf, and the red wolf—there is only one: the gray wolf. The others are just
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Could Your Devices Cause a Massive Security Breach at Work? Many companies let their employers access important services with their own devices. Most of the time, this doesn’t cause any problems, but it does remove a bit of control. If a big mistake is made, it could end up causing a huge breach! Whether you own a company and let your employees use their own devices, or you work at a company where this is the case, you need to check out the infographic be
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Environmental and Resource Economics Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 27 July 2016.
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How We Won the Drug War Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 27 July 2016.
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Everyday Logic of Economics Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 27 July 2016.
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The Time Preference Theory of Interest and Its Critics Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 27 July 2016.
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Taking Genomic Data Global Startups focused on Asia are among those aiming to bring precision medicine to far more people.
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‘I’m a New Yorker, and I know a con when I see one,’ Bloomberg on Trump Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg does not mince his words when it comes to Donald Trump. Dissing him from the DNC stage, Bloomberg nearly had the crowd rolling in the aisles after calling his fellow New Yorker, Trump, “a con.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Study finds couples’ division of paid and unpaid labor linked to risk of divorce A new study suggests that financial factors, including couples’ overall resources and wives’ ability to support themselves in the event of a divorce, are not predictive of whether marriages last. Rather, it is couples’ division of labor—paid and unpaid—that is associated with the risk of divorce.
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Why We Need Profits Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rss Taxes and Spending Calculation and Knowledge Monetary Theory Value and Exchange Why We Need Profits 0 Views Monetary profit isn’t the only kind of profit, and people may do many things for psychic profit . Nevertheless, in a complex and industrialized world, monetary profit is essential in building sustainable economies. It is relatively easy to understand and appr
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Australian cardinal denies child abuse claims Australia’s most senior Catholic, Cardinal George Pell, calls claims he sexually abused children “a scandalous smear campaign”.
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Donald Trump took 12 questions during Reddit AMA, says NASA is “wonderful” (credit: Donald Trump ) On Wednesday evening, Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidate, took to Reddit for an “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) session. Trump didn’t extensively answer many science and technology-related questions—responding to just 12 total questions during the hour—and ignored other crucial issues, such as intellectual property law and Edward Snowden. His answers were very sho
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green street design’s fireside audiobox syncs flames & tunes inside, an aluminum cylinder with flame ports sends small whips of orange up and down to the pitch and frequency of each song’s sound waves. The post green street design’s fireside audiobox syncs flames & tunes appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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Applications of Austrian Economics to Business and Management Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 27 July 2016.
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The Corrupt Origins of Central Banking in America Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 27 July 2016.
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Murphy vs. Krugman Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 27 July 2016.
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Theory and History Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 27 July 2016.
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Hayek and Keynes: Head to Head Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 27 July 2016.
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Defending the Undefendable Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 27 July 2016.
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Monetary Policy Regimes Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 27 July 2016.
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President Obama rips into Trump: ‘The Donald is not a facts guy’ Joe Biden and Tim Kaine didn’t hold back on Trump during their speeches at the Democratic convention Wednesday night, but it turned out they were just the opening acts for Obama’s full-blown takedown of The Donald. SEE ALSO: Joe Biden unleashes a glorious trademark burn at Democratic convention During the first half of his speech, which closed proceedings on the third night in Philadelphia, Obama
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After 45 years, ‘Sesame Street’ cuts 3 beloved human characters Bid farewell to your childhood — Sesame Street has cut three of its its beloved human cast members. Actor Bob McGrath announced at the Florida Supercon earlier this month that he, Roscoe Orman and Emilio Delgado — who play Bob, Gordon and Luis, respectively — have been removed from the show as it undergoes “retooling” by HBO . SEE ALSO: Grover and Bert from ‘Sesame Street’ learn how to
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‘I’ll blow you up’: Manhunt in Bremen after ‘pro-ISIS psycho’ escapes ward shouting threatsGerman police have arrested a 19-year-old Algerian asylum seeker who fled a psychiatric hospital after threatening to blow up people. A shopping mall in Bremen was evacuated during the manhunt. Police have tried to downplay the man’s links to Islamists. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Deals of Note: July 28, 2016 How to save on a multi-port USB charger, a soft pocket t-shirt and golf balls. … Read More »
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Today in Gear: July 28 , 2016 An extra-protective dry bag, a new and race-ready Lotus, a tachymetric watch out of Detroit and much more. … Read More »
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Emergency vest inflates and insulates for survival Beyond the well-known Mylar emergency blanket, there’s a healthy market of light, portable emergency gear and wearables built for fending off hypothermia and providing insulation in cold-weather survival situations. The XeroVest from Delaware-based XeroGear brings some fresh blood to that market. This emergency vest packs small and light and inflates into form, relying on air pockets and heat ref
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Obama and Bloomberg and Biden, oh my! Twitter reacts to DNC heavyweights – CNETPresident Barack Obama throws his support to his former rival and everyone slams Republican nominee Donald Trump on the third night of the Democratic National Convention.
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North Korean ‘seeks asylum at S Korean consulate in Hong Kong’ Security is boosted at South Korea’s consulate in Hong Kong where a North Korean defector is reported to have sought asylum.
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US election: Obama endorses Clinton as political heir President Obama delivers an impassioned Democratic convention speech, hailing Hillary Clinton as his heir and rounding on “demagogue” Donald Trump.
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The Founding of the Mises Institute Judge Denson shares memories of his role in the founding of the Mises Institute. Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 27 July 2016, at a special reception in honor of John V. Denson’s birthday.
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Tin House Protects Against the Elements The aptly named Tinhouse designed by Rural Design Architects and built on the picturesque Isle of Skye is a great example of sustainable architecture done right. The façade is clad in tin to protect against the elements, while most of the other materials used to construct the house were either recycled or repurposed. The home measures about 700 square feet and stands in stark contrast to the trad
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Büro North proposes ground-level traffic lights to prevent pedestrian accidents Prompted by accidents involving players of Pokémon GO , Australian firm Büro North has devised a concept for in-ground traffic lights to prevent pedestrians using smartphones from walking out onto the road (+ movie). (more…)
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‘Nobody more qualified than Hillary Clinton,’ Obama tells Democratic convention President Barack Obama painted an optimistic picture of America’s future in a speech Wednesday aimed at giving full-hearted support to Hillary Clinton to help her defeat Republican rival Donald Trump and become the first woman elected US president.
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‘Thousands of children detained’ in anti-extremist security clampdowns Thousands of children have been detained and many tortured during security operations carried out in response to threats from extremists such as the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, and Boko Haram in Nigeria, Human Rights Watch said Thursday.
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Biden and Kaine take aim at Trump Vice-President Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton’s running mate Tim Kaine both on went on the attack against Donald Trump.
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RM Passive House in Spain is a zero-energy Mediterranean dream home The Zero Energy RM Passive House by Barcelona-based architecture studio Calderon Folch Sarsanedas looks like a cluster of elegant pavilions connected with a central wooden terrace. The house, located in Spain, functions as a single-family residence that provides privacy for each member of the household. The 198-square-meter (2,131-square-foot) house is located on a beautiful site overlooking the M
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Hands-on with the Tissot Couturier Automatic Chronograph First things first, this is not a small watch. It is big, bulky and really quite heavy. Heavy in the sense that when you first hold it in your hand its top-heavy bulkiness makes you think that you probably wouldn’t be able to wear it for extensive periods of time. But then you put it on, and all that doubt […] Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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BigScreen adds audio sharing to fulfill its ‘Virtual LAN’ promise BigScreen launched in beta back in April as a software solution to run conventional apps or films on a “screen” within VR for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift headsets. But one of its coolest features, sharing your digital monitor with friends, was hampered by the program’s inability to send along any accompanying audio. Today, BigScreen is fixing that , adding the ability to hear exactly what
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Videos reveal birds, bats and bugs near Ivanpah solar project power towers Video surveillance is the most effective method for detecting animals flying around solar power towers, according to a study of various techniques by the U.S. Geological Survey and its partners at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System facility in southeastern California. read more
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President Obama’s message of hope President Barack Obama evokes a positive vision of the US and implored voters to back Hillary Clinton as his successor in the White House.
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Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle landscape truly changed, says longtime expert Hydrogen fuel-cell cars are currently available to consumers, but only in small numbers. The Hyundai Tucson and Toyota Mirai are on sale in certain regions of California, and will soon be joined by the 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell. The three manufacturers only plan to sell very small volumes of fuel-cell cars over the next few years, and lack of fueling infrastructure restricts sales to the Golde
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Playstation VR launching in Asia same day as US – CNET Gamers in Asia won’t have to wait any longer than their American cousins to get their hands on Sony’s VR platform — though they’ll have to pay a touch more.
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Yahoo’s upgraded Messenger App is now on desktops – CNET The revamped Yahoo Messenger app, which first landed on mobile devices in December, is now available on Windows and Mac.
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The Best Keyboards: Mechanical, Wireless, Gaming, Bluetooth & more These are our picks for best keyboards whether you are looking for a gaming-centric keyboard, a space-saving wireless option, something that can connect to multiple devices over bluetooth, get some work done, or control your HTPC from the couch.
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3 great ways to build a website prototype Asking: “What’s the best way to prototype?” is like asking: “What’s the best way to make a website?” There is no single ‘best’ way. Each individual prototype, like each individual website, has its own styles, objectives, and strategies. What works well for a cloud CRM website might not work as well for an ecommerce business. In this article we’ll explore three of the most common digital prototypi
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‘Germany should send back foreigners to save lives, stop appeasing Islamists’ – Bavarian MP to RT The fact that three of the terror attacks that shocked Germany last week took place in its largest state of Bavaria is a “nightmare” for locals, and shows a failure of the EU and Berlin to deal with migration, Thomas Jahn of the CSU party told RT. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Pokémon Go re-energizes the global mobile gaming market 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! The global gaming market was stuck in neutral with market saturation for apps and smartphones. But Pokémon Go has given it a new burst of energy, and opened up new opportunities in the augmented reality market, according to a new report by market rese
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Sony is planning to sell its battery division to Murata Sony has announced that it’s entered into negotiations to sell its battery business to Murata, a Japanese components company that plans to use the purchase to expand its energy operations. Financial details of the deal aren’t yet available; binding agreements are set to be made by October, and the transfer should be completed by the end of March, regulators permitting. The sale is expected to inc
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‘No more war!’ Bernie Sanders supporters interrupt Panetta’s speech at DNC Supporters of Bernie Sanders interrupted a speech being made by former defense secretary Leon Panetta at the Democratic National Convention (DNC), with delegates loudly chanting “No more war!” and “No more drones!” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Tech Takes Its K-12 CS Education and Immigration Crisis To the DNC theodp writes: In early 2013, Code.org and FWD.us coincidentally emerged after Microsoft suggested tech’s agenda could be furthered by creating a crisis linking U.S. kids’ lack of computer science savvy to tech’s need for tech worker visas. Three years later, CNET’s Marguerite Reardon reports that tech took its K-12 computer science and immigration crisis to the Democratic National Convention on W
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Shark Attacks Shark in Dramatic Video A deadly encounter between a tiger shark and a hammerhead was recorded in the Gulf of Mexico.
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These Worms Are Like Feather Dusters With Eyes Fan worms have everything from simple light detectors to complex compound eyes—but why?
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Zoltan Istvan is running as Science oriented Presidential candidate Zoltan Istvan is running as a Transhumanist party candidate. He has a science focus. Here is an email interview with Nextbigfuture What has the campaign been like for you ? What media attention ? My campaign has been a whirlwind since it started nearly 20 months ago. The amount of attention given to it has been both wonderful and overwhelming. It turns out no one visible has ever really made a Pre
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Ulefone Metal 3GB RAM smartphone with 3,050 mAh Battery, Fingerprint Scanner is just $109.99 Hey guys, Believe you have saw smartphones in cheap price often, but what we have offered is much sweeter, Ulefone Metal 3GB RAM smartphone with 3,050 mAh Battery , Fingerprint Scanner is just $109.99 on Gearbeat for Flash Sale , which will cover not only the Ulefone Metal standard package, but also a tempered glass protector plus diamond-texture flip case jointly valued at $20 ( buy Ulefone Meta
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How to Color Black-and-White Photos With One Click There’s quite a few apps and services out there that make it easy to convert color photos to black and white or to retain just a splash of color. But what if you wanted to go in the opposite direction and add color to a black and white photo? There aren’t many easy ways to do this, but thanks to a new service from Algorithma, it just got a lot easier. After you load the page, you can either paste
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Cal State LA Receives Grant to Develop Future Leaders in the Field of Paper MicrofluidicsCal State LA has been awarded a grant to educate tomorrow’s leaders in the interdisciplinary field of paper microfluidics. The $375,000 grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation aims to engage more than 1,500 undergraduate students annually in the research of paper microfluidics to contribute to solving real-world scientific problems.
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Kaczynski finds EU threats ‘amusing’ as Poland given 3 months to undo changes to top courtJaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of Poland’s ruling conservative PiS party, has laughed off threats from the EU to impose sanctions on the nation, saying “it amuses me.” The bloc has given Poland three months to reverse changes made to its constitutional court. Read Full Article at RT.com
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French investigators formally identify second church attacker A day after the Islamic State (IS) group released a video purportedly showing the two jihadists who attacked a northern French church and killed a priest, investigators formally identified the second assailant on Thursday.
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Obama: “We Don’t Fear the Future—We Shape It” This election is a contest between those who look to an idealized past and those who seek to embrace the risks of the future. The post Obama: “We Don’t Fear the Future—We Shape It” appeared first on WIRED .
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Superluminous supernova puts on an explosive encore Supernovae, the massive explosions that mark the death of a star, are a headline event in astronomy, so for one of these to play an encore is particularly exciting. That’s just what scientists have witnessed from a superluminous supernova (SLSN) that appears to have exploded twice in quick succession. The discovery is shedding new light on the mysterious SLSN phenomenon. .. Continue Reading Super
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Russia & Syria launch large-scale humanitarian op for Aleppo residents – defense ministryRussia and Syria are launching a large-scale humanitarian operation for Aleppo residents, Russia’s Defense Ministry said. Corridors for civilians and militants ready to lay down arms will be created to exit the city, which was Syria’s largest before the war. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Australia’s biggest banks are tackling Apple Pay Some of the largest banks in Australia are banding together to protest Apple and its Apple Pay service. Apple Pay first launched in Australia back in April alongside Samsung Pay and Android Pay. Those two payment solutions aren’t attracting the banks’ ire, however. Apple’s option is the target of the banks because they’re unable to provide their own personalized mobile payment options in competit
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10 Starck Design Icons (and One Vain Attempt) Philippe Starck is a man with many hats and arguably one mission: to make the world a better place through design. Yes, a cliché, but a reasonable assertion when one refers to a man with 10,000 creations to his name (and counting). Starck is a true design virtuoso. Aware of the ever-changing ecological environment in which we live, Starck enthusiastically imagines new and better lifestyles and po
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Shed-like Tinhouse is a triumph of utilitarian design If you tell someone their house looks like a shed, it isn’t usually taken as a compliment, but Rural Design’s Tinhouse was designed that way. Located in a rural plot in Scotland’s Isle of Skye, the appealing home echoes the modest agricultural buildings that dot the area. .. Continue Reading Shed-like Tinhouse is a triumph of utilitarian design Category: Architecture Tags: Shed Building and Const
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Roomi raises $4 million to help you find a roommate At first glance, Roomi looks like it’s just another rental listing app. But there’s a twist — all of these homes already have tenants. An alternative to Craigslist, Roomi thinks it can find you a better roommate. Are you a gym rat? Do you like to throw parties? The app syncs with Facebook to give you a glimpse of prospective cohabitants. Launched last year, Roomi has over… Read More
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Brickbat: Friendly Reaction Iberia Parish, Louisiana, Sheriff Louis Ackal was caught on tape threatening to shoot a federal prosecutor between his “Jewish eyes.” Ackal is charged with directing deputies to beat inmates in the jail’s chapel, where there are no security cameras. Nine former employees of the sheriff’s office have already pleaded guilty to related charges.
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How to Add Photos as Reminders Using Cortana The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is adding some pretty awesome new stuff. One of the new features that has me most excited is the ability to create reminders with photos in Cortana. Generally, reminders aren’t the most exciting thing in the world, but adding a bit of visual flair certainly goes a long way towards sprucing them up. To use the feature, you’ll need to create a reminder in Cortana j
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Sky’s ‘Buy & Keep’ store now sells movie and TV box sets It’s taken a while, but Sky has finally come through on its promise to add TV shows to its “Buy & Keep” service. Just like its film offering, anyone in the UK can pay a single price to get both a physical and digital version of a TV box set. The former is a DVD in the post, while the latter is served through the “digital Box Sets store” available on Sky+HD and Sky Q set-to
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Sun Basket organic meal delivery service will soon reach 98 percent of U.S. Sun Basket’ s organic meal home delivery service is on the move. Thanks to recent investments, the San Francisco-based company will soon be marketing to 98 percent of the U.S. population, according to GeekWire . Sun Basket is one of several companies that deliver meals ready to cook. The basic concept is that subscribers choose from a selection of menus that change weekly. In Sun Basket’s busines
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GOgroove BlueSYNC BXL Portable Bluetooth Speaker $29.99 GOgroove BlueSYNC BXL Portable Bluetooth Speaker $29.99
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Win double tickets to the exclusive preview of STAR TREK BEYOND at an IMAX cinema in your city STAR TREK BEYOND releases nationally at cinemas on 26 August 2016. Cast: John Cho, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoë Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, Sofia Boutella, and Idris Elba Synopsis: “Star Trek Beyond,” the highly anticipated next instalment in the globally popular Star Trek franchise, created by Gene Roddenberry and reintroduced by J.J…. The post Win double tickets to the
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25 Apps That Make Travel Easier, Faster and Stress Free Whether you’re going abroad or visiting a neighboring state, take time to make sure your smartphone is ready to make your trip easier. … Read More »
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TODAY ONLY Rocketfish 8ft 12-Outlets 4350 Joules Surge Protector $16.99 TODAY ONLY Rocketfish 8ft 12-Outlets 4350 Joules Surge Protector $16.99
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Moment flood defences collapse in Nepal Dozens of people have died in Nepal after flash floods and landslides, caused by monsoon rains, swept through villages.
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Largest Ever Study Reveals Globally Protected Areas Benefit Broad Range of Species The world’s protected areas do benefit a broad range of species – scientists from a collaborative research project led by the University of Sussex have discovered for the first-time.
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How to remove all old posts from your Facebook Timeline Facebook is notoriously bad for reminding you of the things you’ve posted in the past. If you’re like me, you probably have quite a few posts lurking in the dark history of your Timeline that you completely forgot about. It’s time to delete those from once and for all, and I’m going to show you how. Timeline check-up First and foremost, make sure you know what your Timeline looks like to public u
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Turkey coup: Satirist fears ‘Charlie Hebdo’ attack The editor of one of Turkey’s oldest satirical magazines, LeMan, speaks to the BBC about the aftermath of the attempted coup.
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Is working hard bad for the environment? In a welcome sacrifice for the good of the planet, a United Nations’ International Resource Panel study found that saving the environment may require people work fewer hours in the future. A growing middle class has led to a rapid pace of raw material extraction around the globe, which has tripled over the past 40 years. Thus, more efficient use of the planet’s remaining resources is necessary to
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Touching ad looks at what it’s like dealing with Alzheimer’s Get ready to turn on the waterworks with this poignant ad from Singapore phone company Starhub. The ad captures a man spending time with his elderly father suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease, trying to recreate the older man’s memories. The 60-second spot was produced with the Alzheimer’s Disease Association, and takes the viewer through moments that may have been lost forever in the dad’s mind.
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Amazon Dash launches for AmazonFresh customers in London Amazon UK has announced a new gadget that will make it easier for Londoners who live in a postal code serviced by AmazonFresh to get their grocery orders without having to go to the store. Dash is a small device that facilitates placing grocery orders on Amazon.co.uk. Using Dash the customer can scan a product barcode or say the name … Continue reading
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Elephant killings in Africa ‘stabilise’ but threat continues The rapid growth in the illegal killing of African elephants seen since 2006 seems to have stabilised and may be decreasing.
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Ninja seal faces off with killer whale, performs skillful last-minute dodge We can’t work out whether this seal is the most skillful beast in the ocean, or just the luckiest. Filmed off the coast of Sheltand, UK, the clip above shows an orca lunging toward a seal that’s calmly bobbing around in the shallows by some rocks. SEE ALSO: Young seal thinks he’s people; makes the public toilet his new home Just as it looks as though the slippery fellow is about to meet his end,
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16-year-old activist demands US gov end fossil fuel use by 2026 An online petition by 16-year-old climate activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez has attracted over 100,000 signatures demanding that the 2016 presidential candidates commit to ending the use of fossil fuels in the next decade in an attempt to avert catastrophic climate change. In his video letter to the candidates, Martinez speaks out on behalf of the millions of members of his generation who will be aff
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TA.R.I Architects Wins Second Prize for a Women’s Complex Competition in Seoul Courtesy of TA.R.I Architects TA.R.I Architects has won second place in the competition for a Women’s and Family Facility Complex in Seoul , South Korea , with its proposal, Space Salim . Based on the idea of welcoming the community and fixing its problems, the proposal centers on a diffuse system to represent the complexity of society. Courtesy of TA.R.I Architects The design results from a care
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Electric car drivers: Do you lend out your car? I’m off overseas on my vacation. But my car is still cutting emissions.
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Shell profits plunge 70% as oil prices hover around three-month lows Royal Dutch Shell posted a 70 percent drop in its quarterly profits, worse than analysts had expected. The Anglo-Dutch oil major is blaming low crude prices and small refining profits. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Communists seek ban on ‘doppelgangers’ at Russian elections Russian Communists have prepared a bill that would ban election candidates from changing their names shortly before the polls, claiming the move would prevent the use of so-called ‘doppelgangers’ and the deceit of millions of voters. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘World is in state of war’: Pope Francis speaks up after brutal murder of French priest The spate of recent terror attacks in Western Europe – the latest of which saw an elderly French priest murdered by Islamist militants – serves as proof that the world is now in a state of war, Pope Francis said during his visit to Poland. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Gunman in standoff with armed police in Surrey, southern England – reports Armed police were locked in a standoff with what they thought was a gunman for about ten hours on Thursday in Smallfield, Surrey, a rural town on the outskirts of London. Read Full Article at RT.com
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ULA Interns Launch Record-Breaking 50-Foot Rocket schwit1 writes: A team of United Launch Alliance (ULA) interns, working in their spare time, have successfully launched the largest model rocket every built. Space.com reports: “On Sunday (July 24), ULA launched the 50-foot-tall (15.24 meters) Future Heavy rocket out of Fort Carson Army Post, breaking the record for ‘the largest sport rocket launched anywhere in the world,’ according to a sta
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How Where You Sit In Your Office Impacts Your Productivity Bad behavior in the workplace is contagious. But a new study suggests that pairing workers together can boost productivity and profits. Your office seating chart may hold the key to how happy and productive you are at work. Read Full Story
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Microsoft’s Iowa data center cluster to reach 3.2M square feet From a data center perspective, Iowa has a lot going for it. Its industrial electric rates are 5.71 cents per kWh, near the bottom nationally, according to U.S. data . It has experienced “ minor earthquake activity ” since the U.S. took control in 1803 under the Louisana Purchase. It’s also far from hurricane trouble, but Iowa is at higher risk for tornadoes, and that may help explain Microsoft’s
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GAO warns of Orion cost and schedule concerns WASHINGTON — NASA has a less than 50 percent chance of achieving its goal of launching the first crewed Orion mission in August 2021, and pressing towards that goal could result in additional budget and schedule problems, a U.S. Government Accountability Office report warned. NASA, in a review of the program in September 2015 known as Key Decision Point C (KDP-C), concluded Orion would be ready f
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Synaptic bridges help brain cells communicate A technology called single-molecule imaging has enabled scientists at the University of Maryland to identify the architecture of synapses – the tiny junctions that connect neurons together – and thereby to reveal new insights into how brain cells communicate. The discovery could also improve our understanding of brain diseases, potentially leading to new treatments. .. Continue Reading Synaptic b
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slot stools project by luke gorden is an exploration into ‘toolless furniture’ the design uses a series of components that can be assembled to form the playful furniture piece. The post slot stools project by luke gorden is an exploration into ‘toolless furniture’ appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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Amazing 3D Printing LED Moon Light –Coupon: MoonGB | Price: $18.79 The Moon beauty makes you like the child that cries aloud to own the light;-) URL: http://goo.gl/S8xyKK Coupon: MoonGB Price: $18.79 Description: LED Moon Lamp – Bring the moon along with you Transform your space into a magical world with this moon lamp. Indulge yourself into the amazing moonlight. This lamp is an epitome of the Moon, manufactured by 3D printing technics to show you a real Moon.
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New web browser lets you take back control of your personal data Today, it’s harder than ever to keep track of where information about you is stored online. Between various social networks, apps, email inboxes, shopping sites, calendars and cloud storage systems, your digital footprint is scattered far and wide. But researchers from the University of Warwick have built a browser that they claim can help you cope with this splintering of our online identities.
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Cod and climate Santa Barbara CA (SPX) Jul 28, 2016 In recent decades, the plight of Atlantic cod off the coast of New England has been front-page news. Since the 1980s in particular, the once-seemingly inexhaustible stocks of Gadus morhua – one of the most important fisheries in North America – have declined dramatically. In 2008, a formal assessment forecasted that stocks would rebound, but by 2012, they were o
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Water resilience that flows Washington DC (SPX) Jul 28, 2016 Communities around the world are familiar with the devastation brought on by floods and droughts. Scientists are concerned that, in light of global climate change, these events will only become more frequent and intense. Water variability, at its worst, can threaten the lives and well-beings of countless people. Sadly, humans cannot control the weather to protect t
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New model is first to predict tree growth in earliest stages of tree life Columbia MO (SPX) Jul 28, 2016 Land managers, forestry professionals and conservationists seek to predict how trees will grow so they can better manage existing forests and regrow forests after logging operations. Previous tree growth models can reasonably predict how trees grow once they are about 20 years old and achieve “crown closure” with the trees in the forest around them. Crown c
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Exploring one of the largest salt flats in the world Amherst MA (SPX) Jul 28, 2016 A recent research report about one of the largest lithium brine and salt deposits in the world in Chile’s Atacama Desert by geoscientists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst is the first to show that water and solutes flowing into the basin originate from a much larger than expected portion of the Andean Plateau. The astonishingly massive evaporite deposit, 3
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Towards smarter crop plants to feed the world Champaign IL (SPX) Jul 28, 2016 Plant scientists at Lancaster University, with support from the University of Illinois, have made an important advance in understanding the natural diversity of a key plant enzyme which could help us address the looming threat of global food security. Rubisco is the central enzyme responsible for photosynthesis in plants, it enables them to absorb carbon from the at
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Meteor in sky lights up social media in Nevada, other states Social media is lighting up with reports from Nevada, Utah and California of a small fireball streaking across the sky.
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China confirms legal status of ride-hailing industry China’s Cabinet issued its first rules for ride-hailing and told local officials Thursday to promote the booming industry, confirming the legal status of Uber Technologies Inc. and local competitors following run-ins with regulators.
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Kinetic analysis challenges theories of chemistry for the origin of life Kinetic and thermodynamic considerations reported by researchers at the Tokyo Institute of Technology suggest that thioesters at the heart of many theories on the origin of life are unlikely primordial contributors. The research is reported in Scientific Reports, 21 July 2016.
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Older women in the Central African Republic forager communities suffer most from food shortage Among the Central African Republic forager communities, it is older women who suffer the most from the region’s ongoing food shortage, according to an anthropologist from Purdue University.
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Scientists model destruction of an Earth-bound asteroid Researchers at Tomsk State University (Russia) and colleagues are developing measures to protect the Earth from potentially dangerous celestial bodies. With the help of the supercomputer SKIF Cyberia, the scientists simulated the nuclear explosion of an asteroid 200 meters in diameter in such a way that its irradiated fragments do not fall to the Earth.
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How to Prevent Auto-Added Files & Folders in Quick Access So you just upgraded to Windows 10 before it was too late and you’re getting the swing of things. Everything is both familiar and new at the same time, including the new Quick Access feature in File Explorer. Quick Access is actually quite nifty, but maybe there’s one thing about it that bothers you: the fact that it keeps adding shortcuts to folders without your permission. The good news is that
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Newly discovered material property may lead to high temp superconductivity Ames IA (SPX) Jul 26, 2016 Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Ames Laboratory have discovered an unusual property of purple bronze that may point to new ways to achieve high temperature superconductivity. While studying purple bronze, a molybdenum oxide, researchers discovered an unconventional charge density wave on its surface. A charge density wave (CDW) is a state of matter w
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Russia Designing Blimps Aimed at Reducing Threat of US Cruise Missiles Moscow (Sputnik) Jul 26, 2016 The town of Peresvet outside Moscow is home to the testing area of an exotic type of non-lethal weapon – the aerostat. A decision on whether to include blimps into the state’s 2018-2025 armament program will be made following testing, to be completed by this autumn. Military analyst Vladimir Tuchkov comments on the prospects for the battle blimps. In his analysis, pub
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Chinese tracking ship Yuanwang-7 starts maiden voyage Beijing (XNA) Jul 28, 2016 China’s new-generation spacecraft tracking ship Yuanwang-7 sailed into the ocean from the Yangtze River on Tuesday, beginning its maiden mission. Yuanwang-7 was accompanied by Yuanwang-6. Yuanwang-5 also set out days before. The three will carry out 10 missions in the Pacific and Indian oceans, including maritime tracking of the manned spaceflight Shenzhou-11, in the lat
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Dream Chaser Spacecraft on Track to Supply Cargo to ISS Sparks, NV (SPX) Jul 28, 2016 Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has passed the second Integration Certification Milestone under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services 2 (CRS-2) contract. NASA assessed and fully approved SNC’s detailed approach for getting the Dream Chaser Cargo System to the International Space Station (ISS). SNC’s approved strategy demonstrates a thorough understanding of design requi
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China to expand int’l astronauts exchange Beijing (XNA) Jul 28, 2016 China will expand international exchange in the training of astronauts in a bid to push it closer to becoming a space power, an official said Wednesday. Li Xinke of the Astronaut Center of China made the remarks while briefing an international training mission for astronauts. Chinese astronaut Ye Guangfu participated in the mission. Ye is the first Chinese to receives CA
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HawkEye 360 brings space-based radio frequency mapping and analytics to new applicationsDenver CO (SPX) Jul 28, 2016 HawkEye 360 and Lockheed Martin are collaborating to apply HawkEye 360’s radio frequency (RF) detection and mapping technology in new markets. HawkEye 360 plans to deploy a constellation of small satellites in low-Earth orbit at less than 600 km (383 miles) from the Earth’s surface, to identify, locate and analyze RF signals globally. Pending various regulatory approva
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Chinese mega-telescope obtains data on 7 million stars Beijing (XNA) Jul 28, 2016 A Chinese telescope has collected data on over 7 million stars, exceeding the sum of all existing spectroscopic data on stars and making it the world’s largest database in the field. The Guo Shoujing telescope, named after a 13th-century Chinese astronomer, is operated by the National Astronomical Observatories under the Chinese Academy of Sciences, which recently releas
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Ancient eye in the sky Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Jul 28, 2016 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
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China’s Agreement with United Nations to Help Developing Countries Get Access to SpaceLos Angeles CA (SPX) Jul 28, 2016 Last month, China has signed an agreement with the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) to open the country’s future space station for science experiments and astronauts from UN member states. According to a spokesperson from the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA), this cooperation heralds better accessibility to space for developing countries. &qu
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As big animals go extinct, so do the benefits they offer humans, scientists find What will the world look like as iconic wild animals such as rhinos and tigers go extinct? Among other impacts: diminished biological diversity, fewer ecotourism job opportunities and the loss of benefits science is only beginning to discover, according to a call to action issued by a team of international scientists, including Stanford biologist Rodolfo Dirzo.
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Pope Francis falls while conducting Mass in Poland (VIDEO) Pope Francis has fallen during a visit to Czestochowa, Poland. The pontiff was walking on stage, about to address the waiting crowd, but suddenly fell. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Special Deal for Mpow MSL3 Solar PIR Light –Coupon: MpowGB | Price: $7.99 URL: http://goo.gl/5jIa17 Coupon: MpowGB Special Price: $7.99 Mpow MSL3 is powered by solar energy so that you will never need to considering paying the electric bills. The cordless design allows you to install it with ease . The PIR light automatically turns on Dim mode at night, when people walk near the sensing range, it will keep on High mode for 10 seconds and then turn back to Dim mode agai
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Chernobyl Has Turned into an Unlikely Poster Child for Environmentalism The name “Chernobyl” has become synonymous with the eerie, urban ruins left in the wake of devastating nuclear fallout. But a new legacy has begun to blossom from the ashes of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone (CEZ), the 1000-square-mile surrounding the remains of the ill-fated Ukrainian power plant and its neighboring city of Pripyat. Once the site of the worst nuclear disaster in history, Chernobyl
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Defiant Venezuelan opposition marches for recall vote Critics of President Nicolas Maduro marched through Caracas on Wednesday to demand that the recall process go forward. But Venezuela’s socialist government is digging in its heels as an economic collapse further threatens its hold on power.
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Smart bricks will transform how buildings work Smart bricks capable of recycling wastewater and generating electricity from sunlight are being developed by a team of scientists from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol). The bricks will be able to fit together and create ‘bioreactor walls’ which could then be incorporated in housing, public building and office spaces
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Fuel made from recycled plastic could power ship engines New research will test whether Plaxx, a fuel made from mixed plastic waste, can be used as an alternative to crude derived fuels in industrial and marine engines.
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The complete guide to earning and spending coins in Pokémon Go Pokémon Go can be an expensive habit. Sure, it’s free to download, and you can play as much as you want without spending a thing—in fact, we have some suggestions on how to make the most of a no-pay approach . But like most free-to-play games, Pokémon Go has some hugely appealing perks that aren’t easy to come by or very plentiful unless you buy packs of coins, and the temptation to spend can be
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7 lessons freelance designers can learn from tattoo artists We’re big believers that some of the biggest lessons you’ll ever learn in life, are those learnt in unlikely places. The human mind is programmed to enjoy fun and if you’ve ever studied the science and psychology of memory, you’ll know that the more fun your brain has, the more likely something is to stick. Personally, one of the things that excites me is making connections between design and use
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Researchers create photosensitive mimics of a class of signaling molecules Teams at LMU and EMBL have created photosensitive mimics of a class of signaling molecules, thus enabling their actions to be regulated by light, and affording new insights into the communications …
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Scientists change properties of zeolites to improve hemodialysis Scientists of Tomsk State University are working on changing physicochemical properties of zeolites using thermal and mechanical treatment. Based on the results of this research, scientists …
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Steering clear of distracted driving Researchers in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University are making cars smarter and driving safer through cutting-edge technology and research.
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Taxes may have exacerbated housing bubble, study reports A new study by a UT Dallas economist found that property taxes may have exacerbated the housing bubble that began in the early 2000s and led to the Great Recession.
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NASA’s next planet hunter will look closer to home As the search for life on distant planets heats up, NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is bringing this hunt closer to home. Launching in 2017-2018, TESS will identify planets orbiting the brightest stars just outside our solar system using what’s known as the transit method.
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Ordering food on a touch screen can influence choices Order a meal these days and there’s a good chance you’re using some kind of electronic device—a smartphone, tablet, computer or even a touch screen at the restaurant.
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Philips Sonicare Flexcare Platinum Connected + 3D Mouth App: A smart electric toothbrush that connects to your phone about problematic areas Anyone who has made the switch to an electric toothbrush understands the immediate value. They are proven, when used properly, to deliver a deeper clean and healthier gums. With the brand new Philips Sonicare Flexcare Platinum, there’s an additional…… Continue Reading…
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Entrepot Macdonald Macdonald had been a gigantic distribution center since the 1970s, located at Macdonald Street in Paris. OMA was the master planner of the project and their proposal was rather distinctive. They preserved the old two-storied building (which extends as long as 500m), and asked 5 other
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Why CPI doesn’t work for ASO GUEST: In the world of mobile user acquisition, organic installs are extremely important. They not only help keep the eCPI (effective cost per install) down, but organic installs can also be the most active and profitable users for a mobile app . Unfortunately for mobile marketers, tracking the source of true organic users can be extremely challenging — because there are actually two kinds of org
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ISIS recruiting British men for lone wolf attacks on London landmarks Islamic State is recruiting British men to carry out terrorist attacks on major London attractions such as Big Ben, it has emerged. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Mystery space ray: White dwarf blasting neighbor star with ‘brutal’ radiation (VIDEO, POLL)A group of amateur astronomers have discovered a mysterious bond in outer space, where a white dwarf star appears to be showering its companion red dwarf entity with ultraviolet and radio waves. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Watch This Resourceful Spider Spin a Cast for Its Broken Leg This spider’s having a bad day. First a few humans stick it in a jar, and then, on the way into confinement, the spider breaks one of its eight legs. Luckily, the spider is resourceful enough to mend its own limb: In this video by Talking Lizard , a London-based creative media team, the spider spins a cast to help it heal. To make the cast, the spider used its two pedipalps—a pair of appendages t
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Kasita: Smart portable prefab is swappable, affordable “iPhone for housing” (Video)Combining the best of portable tiny houses, shipping containers, prefabs and smart home technologies, this housing startup sees itself as providing affordable “housing-as-a-service”.
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A Visual Guide to Running Like an Olympian Information graphic breaks down the physics of human speed — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Man builds his own expandable lightweight micro-camper Unable to find a small camper that he liked, this Dutch man designed and built his own towable shelter for traveling.
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5 Google Sheets add-ons that supercharge your data Google Sheets is one of the most versatile business and productivity tools. But no matter how sharp your cell skills are, you can always use an assist. Whether you’re looking for a better way to maintain, present, or repurpose your data, these Google Sheets add-ons will supercharge your spreadsheets. Power Tools Spreadsheets are valuable tools, but they’re not incredibly efficient. Unless they’re
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Researchers develop a new system that can lower room temperature in buildings A team of researchers from Institut Teknologi Maju (ITMA), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) has succeeded in inventing a new system, known as Nanotechnology for Encapsulation of Phase Change Material (NPCM) that can bring down room temperature in buildings, thus minimising the use of air-conditioning or heating systems, and saving electricity bill.
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Open science, accessible science? Attending the European Science Open Forum on crutches was an eye-opening experience
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Petnet SmartFeeder server goes down, owners asked to ensure their pets don’t starve The Internet has allowed us to create some very clever gadgets and services, and we’re only just starting to entertain a new category of devices known as the Internet of Things. But it’s […]
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Gilfoyle and Dinesh: The ‘Silicon Valley’ love story you’re waiting for – CNET “When Dinesh met Gilfoyle, sparks flew.” It’s the Pied Piper rom-com you’ve been dreaming of, and it’s coming soon, according to this parody trailer from HBO Home Entertainment.
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Improving computer graphics with quantum mechanics Caltech applied scientists have developed a new way to simulate large-scale motion numerically using the mathematics that govern the universe at the quantum level.
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New stats shed light on mobile gaming audiences and adoption SPONSORED: This sponsored post is produced by Verto Analytics. The challenges of mobile game adoption are real. While it’s relatively easy for consumers to access and buy mobile games through marketplaces like the the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, Verto Analytics’ latest report on the mobile games industry reveals that fewer than 20 percent of mobile gamers stick around after 30 days; ev
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Microscopic crystals reveal violent aftermath of ancient meteor strike An international team of researchers has calculated the cataclysmic conditions created when an asteroid struck northern Arizona roughly 49,000 years ago by analyzing the structure of microscopic crystals known as zircons. The research could be used as a basis to piece together the violent pasts of other solar system bodies including that of Earth’s Moon. .. Continue Reading Microscopic crystals r
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Everything you need to know about playing music with AirPlay If you use a Mac or an iOS device, you may know about AirPlay, Apple’s streaming protocol that can send audio and/or video to a variety of devices. Initially launched in 2004 as AirTunes, for audio only from iTunes to Apple devices, AirPlay is now supported by speakers, amplifiers, receivers, and more, from dozens of brands. While you don’t have many options with AirPlay Mirroring (streaming both
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Optoma HD142X 3D DLP Projector Review Optoma HD142X 3D DLP Projector Review Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site The Optoma HD142X is the latest in a long line of entertainment devices made by a company that’s not here to revolutionize the way we watch media, but at the very least wants to make it more accessible for people who can’t afford the upfront cost that other home theater projectors like it might set them back. But wil
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jade signature tower by herzog & de meuron nears completion in florida rather than designing ‘another glass tower’, a greater emphasis has been placed on the building’s structural qualities. The post jade signature tower by herzog & de meuron nears completion in florida appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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Someone built a tiny wall around Trumps Hollywood Walk of Fame star Someone finally listened to the passionate “build a wall” chants of Donald Trump supporters, but it’s not exactly what the Republican presidential nominee requested. A tiny, six inch tall wall was constructed around the billionaire’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last week, on the very day his nomination was secured, by a provocative street artist. The artist Plastic Jesus posted a photo to h
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Peek Screen Makes Sure No One Sees What You’re Browsing Live in a city where traveling by subway is the most efficient way of getting around? You’ve probably encountered one particular type of jerk: the person who … Read More
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Memora Luna Camera Is The Smallest 360° Cam Ever 360° cameras are a dime a dozen these days, but only handful are affordable enough to justify buying them. One of the exceptions that’s actually affordable enough … Read More
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Titan Travel Is A Charging Cable That Doesn’t Ever Fray Life is too short to deal with cables snagging, wearing down, fraying, or tangling. Not only are all of things a major pain in the keister to … Read More
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TriFan 600 VTOL Plane Could Be How You Commute In The Future Imagine this: you’re chilling at home when all of a sudden your alarm rings. It’s time to go to work but you decide not to take the … Read More
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The DNC and RNC vs. the First Amendment (New at Reason) Though the political conventions of America’s two major parties have been mostly peaceful affairs — with a certain amount of tolerance granted for the right to protest — the Secret Service has been clamping down on expressions of dissent on the floors of both conventions. In a new column for Reason , Andrew Napolitano writes: Though the political parties are private entities with their own rules,
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Amazon delivery drones are just the first step to a highway in the sky Amazon recently announced plans to test a drone delivery system in parts of the UK that are hard to access with conventional delivery methods. While much attention has focused on the service it would provide to Amazon customers, the really interesting story is what this agreement with the British government tries to achieve on a much broader level.
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Teaching Science with a Typewriter How an outdated technology can turn kids on to learning about STEM concepts through narrative — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Readers’ Picks: The 15 Best Outdoor Stores in America We asked and you responded. Here are the best of the best. … Read More »
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Only 1 UK terror suspect held under special measures…despite 2,000 known to police Only one suspect is being held under the UK’s highly restrictive Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measure (TPIM) program, despite a heightened national alert and fears of extremist attacks. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian PM sacks head of Federal Customs Service Dmitry Medvedev has ordered the head of the Federal Customs Service Andrey Belyaninov be relieved of his duties at his own request. Shortly beforehand law enforcers searched the ex-official’s office and home within a major liquor smuggling case. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Riley roving camera is a home sentry robot A company called iPatrol has a new HD camera robot called Riley. The little bot cruises around your home on two-rubber tank-tread like strips. It is able to see in the dark with night vision tech and can alert the homeowner when motion is detected. Riley is operated via an app that is available for iOS and Android devices. The … Continue reading
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First look: Google Cloud Machine Learning soars In the 2016 Google Founder’s Letter, CEO Sundar Pichai cited Google’s long-term investment in machine learning and AI. “It’s what allows you to use your voice to search for information,” he explained, “to translate the web from one language to another, to filter the spam from your inbox, to search for ‘hugs’ in your photos and actually pull up pictures of people hugging … to solve many of the p
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How to stay connected while traveling with cheap and easy mobile access You don’t have to leave your phone in airplane mode throughout your trip anymore, as there are plenty of ways to get online and make calls.
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If we ever came across aliens, would we be able to understand them? Many scientists believe that alien civilisations exist. For them, the question is now whether we will encounter them in the near future or a very long time from now, rather than if at all. So let’s imagine that we suddenly stand face-to-face with members of an alien species. What would we do first? Surely communicating that we come in peace would be a priority. But would we ever be able to underst
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ESF, Graphene Flagship Fund Young Researchers to Attend EuroScience Open Forum in Manchester Funding support from the European Science Foundation (ESF) and the Graphene Flagship consortium enabled nine young researchers working on graphene and related research topics to attend the EuroScience…
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Security Bots Will Battle in Vegas for Darpa’s Hacking Crown The contest next week will be a true test of how well software can protect software. If the bots succeed, they could transform the way cybersecurity works. The post Security Bots Will Battle in Vegas for Darpa’s Hacking Crown appeared first on WIRED .
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Olympic Drug Cops Will Scan for Genetically Modified Athletes Nobody knows if Olympic athletes have learned to gene dope yet, but the World Anti-Doping Agency isn’t taking any chances. The post Olympic Drug Cops Will Scan for Genetically Modified Athletes appeared first on WIRED .
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A Roller Coaster Inspired This Stunning Bridge—in a Not Terrifying Way The deck of the proposed San Shan suspension bridge hovers by virtue of 360 degrees of cables, which stabilize it from the top, bottom, and sides. The post A Roller Coaster Inspired This Stunning Bridge—in a Not Terrifying Way appeared first on WIRED .
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Mix up plant species to keep soil healthy When it comes to keeping our soil healthy, maintaining plant species diversity is key, according to new research published this week in the journal Ecology Letters.
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Close all tiger farms, WWF tells Asian states The World Wildlife Fund on Thursday called on Asian states to close their tiger farms to boost efforts against the black-market trade in animal parts.
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Election Update: Why Our Model Is Bullish On Trump, For Now Further polling since the Republican National Convention has tended to confirm our impressions from earlier this week : Donald Trump has almost certainly gotten a convention bounce, and has moved into an extremely close race with Hillary Clinton. But Trump’s convention bounce is not all that large. You can find polls showing almost no bounce for Trump, and others showing gains in the mid-to-high
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Highly sensitive and effective tool measures how cells grow and divide In a paper published in the journal Genes and Development on July 10, an IBS research team presents mTAIL-seq, a hyper-sensitive, upgraded tool to measure poly(A) tail length of mRNAs at the genomic scale. By revealing the dynamic poly(A) regulation during the translation of RNA into protein, the study advances our understanding of the fabric of life, from the color of your skin to how tall you wi
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New Facebook Messenger bot Kip lets you shop using only emoji Shopping via bots is nothing new, but Kip wants to make it as easy as entering a few emoji. The problem is, emojis aren’t very specific, and bots are pretty dumb. To start, Kip (already available for Slack) asks a few questions to try and get to know you better, but it’s not clear how my staying in a nice hotel and visiting a grocery store when I arrive in a new town is really personalization. Ki
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Integra Drain Stainless Steel Sinks Available in a full line of durable 18-gauge sinks, the Integra Drain system seamlessly welds the drain to the sink. This creates an integral drain in-sink system, without any additional parts or rings, which can reduce installation issues and leak potential. Seamless die-drawn construction of 18-gauge type 304 stainless steel Interior and top surfaces polished to a nonporous hand-blended Just Fi
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Picture Perfect – The New Sony Xperia X Range Sony asks that you consider their latest offering: the Xperia X Range Smartphones. Between three new models (XA, X and Xperia X Performance) Sony is delivering designs and features so in the moment they feel downloaded directly from your brains. Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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How to Choose a Roof Material With the large variety of roofing materials on the market today, selecting the best can be a daunting experience … The post How to Choose a Roof Material appeared first on Architecture Lab .
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Prison authorities fail to remove Islamist, homophobic, anti-Semitic books distributed in UK jails Five “extremist Islamist books” promoting anti-semitism, homophobia, and hatred towards non-Muslims were distributed by imams at prisons in England and Wales for months, even after jail authorities were alerted. Read Full Article at RT.com
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No state-backed doping system ever existed in Russia – anti-doping chief Allegations of Russia having a doping program at the state level have been rejected by the head of the country’s newly-created independent anti-doping commission. He has vowed to create a totally transparent anti-doping mechanism. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Leytonstone knife attacker thought ‘Tony Blair was his guardian angel’ A man who carried out a knife attack at London’s Leytonstone Underground Station last year has a history of mental illness and believed Tony Blair was his guardian angel, a court has been told. Read Full Article at RT.com
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French police tipped off about planned attack days before priest killing – investigation sources French police received a tip-off about a planned attack in the days before the killing of a priest in Normandy, sources close to the investigation have said. The warning was about the second attacker in the murder, who has just been identified. Read Full Article at RT.com
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40 car pile-up in Berlin tunnel after city battered by severe storms (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)Vehicles have piled up in a blocked tunnel in Berlin, after severe floods swept the city following heavy thunderstorms and downpours. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Appboy Canvas launches to solve mobile marketing automation’s penetration problemMobile marketing automation (MMA) is how big businesses improve monetization, engage deeper with customers, and get you to come back, time and time again. We know the space well. We’ve surveyed developers with over 900 million monthly average users to find the best mobile marketing automation platforms. And we’ve analyzed 1.8 million apps in both the Google Play Store and the iOS App Store, detai
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Blu and Amazon have redefined the budget smartphone I recently read a book called The Inevitable by Kevin Kelly. There are a bunch of chapters in it. One of the chapters was about how in the future we won’t really own much of anything, but we’ll have access to everything. We’ll just ask our apartment for what we want in the morning (clothes, and maybe a George Foreman Grill ), use it during the day, and drop it down a chute end of the day. A life
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Cold showers are hard. That’s why you should take one. If you do the hardest thing you can do first thing in the morning, the entire day will seem easier by comparison.
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Keeping It Cool At Camp: Tips For Safe Hot Camping Summer is the high season for outdoor adventuring. The post Keeping It Cool At Camp: Tips For Safe Hot Camping appeared first on The Manual .
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IDG Contributor Network: Smart Vision Labs rolls out connected telemedicine offering Roll out new product (computerworld.com) To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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GMOs lead the fight against Zika, Ebola and the next unknown pandemic The shadow of the Zika virus hangs over the Rio Olympic Games, with visitors and even high-profile athletes citing worries about Zika as a reason to stay away (even if the risk is probably quite low). The public’s concerns are a striking example of the need to rapidly combat emerging infectious diseases.
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Between the lines A book on debunking scientific misinformation and a guide to scientific writing, reviewed by Margaret Harris
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Fang Lizhi, physicist and dissident A newly translated memoir has Richard McCray reflecting on the legacy of a renowned Chinese astrophysicist whose “addiction to trouble” saw him oscillate between lecturing and doing forced labour
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Sticky Bacterial Biofilms Dissolve on Contact with Sugar-Cutting Enzymes The finding could help doctors tackle infections in which biofilms are common, such as cystic fibrosis — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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How to create a photo grid template in Lightroom Grids are a wonderful way to showcase a handful of pictures on your blog or a social media site, though creating a custom grid in Photoshop takes time and skill. What many folks don’t realize is that you can easily create JPEG photo grids in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom’s Print module. In this column, you’ll learn how to create a photo grid and save it as a template. Pick your pictures The first ste
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How to uninstall Windows 10 and revert back to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 While Windows 10 is a great operating system, it won’t be for everyone, and you may find that you don’t like the new operating system and want to revert back to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 by uninstalling Windows 10 and downgrading to your previous version of Windows. The good news is that this downgrading process is pretty straight forward, especially if you’ve recently upgraded to Windows 10 in th
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$20 million NRG COSIA Carbon XPrize aims to turn CO2 emissions into useful products A new contest launched in September 2015 aims to fund projects that convert carbon dioxide waste into useful technologies and products. This year, 47 entrants from seven countries around the world are competing for the $20 million NRG COSIA Carbon XPrize to develop their product. The competitors include university students, startups, and unlikely contenders such as from a father and son team and
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Watch a Huge Swarm of Machines Pave a Road in Russia There are so many dump trucks and pavers and road rollers paving Moscow’s Tverskaya Street in this time lapse that it looks like a massive swarm of machines have taken over Russia. The smaller road rollers look and move a lot like the little planes that launch from the mothership (which, in this case would be the dump trucks). Read more…
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Light Socket Powered WiFi Security Camera Peace of mind — how much of a price are you willing to pay to have that in your heart? While traveling is fine and dandy for many of us, we too, would like to know whether our homes are safe and secure whenever we are not around. You also do not want to look too paranoid with too many obvious security cameras fitted all over the place, which is why the perfect balance might be the $229.95 Light S
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Significant Digits For Thursday, July 28, 2016 You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. 0 Number of years worth of tax returns Donald Trump will release, according to an announcement from his campaign chief Paul Manafort. This is highly unusual, as presidential nominees and their vice presidents typically make several recent tax returns available. [ The Hill ] 22 percentage points It’s l
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Radient plans to soak up radio waves to wirelessly charge your phone We’re surrounded by radiofrequency (RF) energy, which is the basis for telecommunications, from radio and television to cell phones. Our smartphones use energy to send signals to cell towers, but up to 90 percent never reaches its intended target. What if those RF waves could be repurposed and used to power our cell phones and other electronics? That’s exactly what Radient Micro-Tech is proposing
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Eat a Lobster the Right Way With This Handy Chart Lobsters are a positively delicious seafood, but they’re not exactly the easiest food to eat. Especially if you don’t have it very often. If you’ve never had it, or just need a refresher, this graphic walks you through eating a lobster. Eating lobster (or crabs or many shelled seafood) the right way is all about maximizing how much of the meat you actually get. You can poke around and get a bit o
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Uber and Didi get the legal green light in China – Roadshow Ride-sharing apps such as Uber and Apple-backed rival Didi Chuxing will be officially legal from November.
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FlexiSpot Standing Desk Review and Giveaway Sitting for prolonged periods of time can be bad for your health, leading many people to seek out a proper standing desk solution. FlexiSpot thinks they have the answer. The FlexiSpot M2B Height Adjustable Stand Up desk transitions quickly and easily between being a sitting desk and a standing desk, which is useful for those newly transitioning to a standing desk. If you’re concerned that your he
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Everything You Need to Know About the Third Day at the DNC Last night, President Barack Obama took the stage to endorse Hillary Clinton’s run for the presidency. Here’s everything you need to know about last night’s events at the Democratic National Convention. President Barack Obama Delivered a Speech Detailing Democrats Legacy, Praising Clinton From NBC News : President Barack Obama offered an optimistic vision of the country and a strong indictment of
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Hyperloop One opens its first manufacturing plant Hyperloop One has announced that it’s opening its first manufacturing plant to build the future of high-speed transportation . Metalworks is a 105,000 square foot facility in the city of North Las Vegas where components for DevLoop, the first testbed for the platform, will be constructed. As well as housing the company’s new propulsion lab, the location will also be used to solve some of the more
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Deborah Anderson-Bialis to discuss fertility startup solutions at Disrupt SF Deborah Anderson-Bialis, the cofounder of pregnancy-focused tech startup FertilityIQ, is coming to Disrupt SF. After spending three years and over $70,000 to get pregnant, Anderson-Bialis and her partner Jake Bilas cofounded FertilityIQ, a centralized place for people to get reviews and insight on fertility doctors. The startup has also been billed as a Yelp for fertility… Read More
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Turn Nutrition Labels Into Data Visualizations You Can Actually Use To Make Better Food Decisions Sage Project wants to make what you’re eating way more understandable. Only about half of Americans read nutrition labels on food, and even fewer say they fully understand them—or what unpronounceable ingredients like “polydimethylsiloxane” actually mean. A new food data platform attempts to make things clearer, using bright visualizations that explain what you’re eating, where it came
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Virgin America’s New App Puts A Travel Agent In Your Pocket The airline’s new app by Work & Co launches in beta this week. Travel agents were among the first casualties of the Internet age, rendered obsolete by websites that let travelers select and book their own flights. But considering how time-consuming and complex it can be to hunt down the right seat at the right time and for the best price (be honest—how many airline tabs did you have open the
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How Hampton Creek’s Plant-Based Foods Have Scrambled The Grocery Aisle From yolk-free mayo to chickenless “eggs,” Hampton Creek CEO Josh Tetrick has a vision for a new kind of food chain. From Silicon Valley to SoMa, the Bay Area is packed with blockbuster companies that were built on little more than a good idea. But there’s only one that was built on a condiment. Three years ago, Hampton Creek’s Just Mayo, which swaps a protein derived from Canadian yell
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Treaded hand truck created as class project is now making downstairs deliveries safer and easier Delivering beer and other beverages to bars in Boston and other cities with old infrastructure—where many storage cellars have no elevator access—can damage workers’ health and businesses’ bottom line. Repeatedly bouncing 160-pound kegs down flights of stairs can cause chronic injury for delivery professionals, resulting in time off work, and the impacts can damage the stairs and break the hand tr
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Soldiers to patrol French beaches popular with British tourists amid terrorism alert Soldiers and armed police and will be stationed at French holiday sites popular with British tourists this summer, amid fears Islamist terrorists may target vacationers. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Ask Sweethome: What Type of Fire Extinguisher Do I Need? Q: In an effort to be a real adult, it hit me that I should probably own a fire extinguisher, but I don’t really know what type (what class, what size) is suitable for a typical person in an apartment with no unusual needs. I’d love to get a more informed recommendation on that—seems like the kind of thing where your recommendations would be really helpful. A: For general home use, an ABC-rated f
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Tooth wear sheds light on the feeding habits of ancient elephant relatives How can we ever know what ancient animals ate? For the first time, the changing diets of elephants in the last two million years in China have been reconstructed, using a technique based on analysis of the surface textures of their teeth.
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Your Favorite LED Desk Lamps From Anker Are All On Sale Today Anker, purveyor of your favorite battery packs , charging cables , and Bluetooth speakers , also makes your favorite LED desk lamps , and three of them are on sale today. Read more…
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Turkish military undergoes radical shake-up in wake of failed coup Turkey’s top military commanders met Thursday to replace almost half of their generals in a radical shake-up after the failed coup, as authorities shut down dozens of media outlets in a widening crackdown.
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Consumer advocacy groups ask the FTC to look into Mercedes-Benz Drive Pilot ad A letter to the FTC co-authored by executives from Consumer Reports, the Ralph Nader-founded Center for Auto Safety and the Center for Auto Safety, as well as a former NHTSA Administrator, asks that the federal regulator investigate Mercedes-Benz on the grounds a new TV ad overstates the self-driving capabilities of the 2017 E-Class. The consumer watchdog organizations are concerned… Read More
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Optical spring detects single molecules A team of engineering researchers from the University of Victoria (UVic) and the University of Rochester (UR) has developed a way to detect single molecules using a light-based technology inspired by the “whispering gallery” effect, first discovered in London’s iconic St. Paul’s Cathedral.
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Ultra-long lasers challenge conventional knowledge about laser technology The EU ULTRALASER project is proving that lasers can be more than just sources of coherent light. With the right configuration, they can also serve as a transmission medium – a development that opens the door to an array of new uses.
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The US Is Finally Getting Its First Offshore Wind Farm Designing and building spinning fans hundreds of feet tall that stay sutured to the ocean floor in the face of currents and wicked winds has taken almost three years of work. The post The US Is Finally Getting Its First Offshore Wind Farm appeared first on WIRED .
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Seatfrog’s auction app lets you grab a last-minute flight upgrade on the cheap From time-to-time here at TechCrunch, we see companies tackling problems or painpoints in a way that makes you wonder why it wasn’t done long ago. Seatfrog from Australia is one that gives me that feeling. Read More
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Rip currents are a natural hazard along English coasts – here’s how to spot them Rip currents are found along most coastlines, and where they form near popular beaches they can be deadly. The journalist Decca Aitkenhead has written movingly about how quickly life can change after her husband was swept out to sea by a rip current while rescuing their son.
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Apple, IBM and the digital transformation of everything IBM and Amica , the oldest US automobile insurer, are this morning announcing a new Apple + IBM plan in which iPads and iPhones will be used to handle insurance claims. I caught up with IBM and Amica to talk about these plans. iOS is getting everywhere The insurer is to use the IBM MobileFirst for iOS Claims Adjust app, one of over 100 industry-specific iOS apps Apple and IBM have developed toget
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Run your own backyard convention with the Parrot 2 smartphone teleprompter In December of 2014, the original Parrot teleprompter launched on Kickstarter. It filled a niche in the filmmaking industry and, boosted by being selected as a Kickstarter staff pick, went on to earn more than $60,000 in pledges — over twice its goal. Now, Parrot is back on Kickstarter with the second version of its popular, portable teleprompter. The first thing users will notice about the Parro
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Something to look forward to: LG’s got a sequel to the V10 coming soon Hidden away in the depths of its latest earnings report , LG let something slip about a new smartphone, and it’s exciting news. Whilst discussing the performance of its mobile division, LG states that, “The launch of the new V series and expanding sales of mass-tier K and X series models are expected to improve the business unit’s performance next quarter.” It doesn’t get much clearer. We’re to e
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For only $100 unlocked, the Blu Studio Touch brings the affordable boom Florida-based phone manufacturer Blu Products may not be known for making the best Android devices around, but it is known for making some of the most affordable ones. That trend looks to continue with the recently announced Studio Touch . The biggest selling points of the Studio Touch are its $100 price tag and the inclusion of a fingerprint sensor that might also act as the phone’s home button.
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Watch Democrats Try to Convince a Libertarian to Vote for Hillary With the growing dissatisfaction of the two-party system, more and more Americans are ditching their party identification and turning independent. A 2015 Gallup Governance survey found that 27 percent of the electorate can be characterized as libertarian—outnumbering conservatives (26 percent) and liberals (23 percent). This makes them a highly coveted voting bloc, and one that Hillary Clinton ne
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A.M. Links: Hillary Clinton Addresses DNC Tonight, Gary Johnson Pulls Support From Clinton and Trump, Turkey Shuts Down 130 Media Outlets Hillary Clinton will speak tonight at the Democratic National Convention. Speaking at the Democratic National Convention last night, President Barack Obama urged the country to support Hillary Clinton over “homegrown demagogues” like Donald Trump. Supporters of Bernie Sanders continue to protest inside and outside the Democratic National Convention. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson &q
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5 Ways to Improve Virtual Desktops in Windows 10 It’s no secret that Microsoft is trying real hard to get people onto Windows 10. And even though their methods are questionable — annoying at best, destructive at worst — we can’t deny that the new operating system (OS) offers a lot of improvements that weren’t available before. In this article, we’re going to explore the Virtual Desktops feature. We already took an introductory look at how to us
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Team takes different paths to two major archeological finds this summer A team of Duke scholars and students spent this summer at two historic sites in Italy and made significant discoveries. The team, based in part in the dig@lab, a digital laboratory run by Maurizio Forte, a professor of classical studies and art, art history and visual studies, discovered two Roman Empire-era facilities, a public building and an amphitheater.
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Dark Patterns are designed to trick you (and they’re all over the Web) Allow Harry Brignull to explain. It happens to the best of us. After looking closely at a bank statement or cable bill, suddenly a small, unrecognizable charge appears. Fine print sleuthing soon provides the answer—somehow, you accidentally signed up for a service. Whether it was an unnoticed pre-marked checkbox or an offhanded verbal agreement at the end of a long phone call, now a charge arrive
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This Two-Face Batman Play Arts Figure Is The Juiciest Batman Figure Yet If you’ve ever looked at a Batman action figure and thought to yourself, “It’s good, but I wish it were, like, 50% more sinewy,” then Square-Enix’s Play Arts Kai Two-Face mashup has you covered. See Also : More Crazy Play Arts Kai Figures Announced at San Diego Comic-Con as part of an upcoming range of Batman figures that mashes the Dark Knight with members of his rogues gallery, this particular
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Blendtec Pro 800 Blender Bid farewell to the loudness of industrial strength blenders with the Blendtec Pro 800 Blender. This advanced machine is the world’s quietest blender. You can actually have a conversation while using it thanks to it’s sleek, sealed sound enclosure that features the most advanced proprietary sound dampening and airflow innovations available. With six preprogrammed cycles and an 11-speed touch slid
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STYR Activity Tracker Capture your day with a smart and always-on STYR activity tracker. It is capable of tracking your steps, calories and distance 24/7 with an expanded 30-day memory. The extended battery life will enable you to spend more time with your device and enjoy your fitness regime on the go. Coming to the design, it is rugged enough for everyday use as well as sophisticated to go with your style statement.
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Pulse – The Ultimate Camera Remote Get the most out of your camera and skills with Pulse, the ultimate camera remote. Allowing for stills, video, and even time-lapse, this remote gives you total control over your camera all wirelessly. Pulse is easy to set up as it plugs right into the USB port of your DSLR or mirrorless camera. Once installed, you can control the aperture, shutter, and ISO as well as the self-timer and manage mul
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Invidyo – World’s Smartest Child Monitor with Smile Detection Invidyo is a child monitoring solution that employs Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) to give parents smart daily highlights and smile detection. It uses both face and emotion recognition technology to identify important events in your child’s day. The coolest feature of this gadget is that it generates a daily Magic Moments Clip and provides smart notifications via the Invidyo app to make you feel
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Nunulo – The First VR Device with Adjustable Lenses The Nunulo VR solves the problem of motion sickness and eye strain that is common among the first generation of virtual reality headsets. The cardboard frame houses two precision-engineered lenses that users can adjust to accommodate their unique visual parameters. Even users who wear glasses can see images in clear focus without them. The Nunulo VR’s breakthrough is its “imbalanced” adjustable l
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Magnetic Bike Lights by Copenhagen Parts Be seen while you cycle with the Magnetic Bike Lights by Copenhagen Parts. Attaching to virtually anywhere on your bike, these lights can be set to steady mode or flash mode to ensure other cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians can see you day and night. Adhering to the high standards of Danish regulations, the Magnetic Bike Lights come in a pair with one red light and one white light. Using ultra s
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Codeybot – The Fully Customizable Robot Teach your kids the future of technology with Codeybot, the fully customizable robot. A fun way to learn, this robot educates your kid about the world of coding while playing games. Children can use Codeybot to record audio to hear the robot speak in a silly voice, use the internal gyros to keep it balanced, connect to Wi-Fi to play music, make the robot dance to music, draw a face on the LED scr
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Self-Deprivation Is Not a Required Element of a Good Budget Anyone with an opinion about your budget will probably leap at the chance to tell you that cutting stuff is the only way to save. While it’s true that reducing expenses is an essential part of balancing your budget, that doesn’t mean that depriving yourself constantly is necessary. As personal finance site The Frugal Cottage explains, self-deprivation isn’t the same as being frugal. We get the tw
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Florida Identifies Two More Zika Cases Not Related to Travel Evidence of local transmission by mosquitoes is mounting, CDC says — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Non-Slip Serving Tray Avoid accidental spills while you’re transporting drinks by carrying them on this non-slip serving tray. A series of smooth rubber studs are molded onto the base of the tray to provide a grippy surface that’s perfect for things like glassware and cutlery. Check it out $20.00
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Roll Up Toiletries Bag This roll up toiletries bag is the perfect solution for taking your bathroom essentials on the go. Made from a tough waxed cotton canvas, it features ten pockets of different widths in addition to a zippered compartment great for storing creams and colognes. Check it out $25.00
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Augmented Reality Planetarium Explore all 88 constellations in our night sky by looking at it through this augmented reality planetarium. Simply place your smartphone into the viewer to see the real night sky with a superimposed digital image full of amazing close-ups and additional educational factoids. Check it out $99.00
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Glow In The Dark Headphones Enjoy a little mood lighting while you listen to your music by using these glow in the dark headphones. They emit a bright blue glow that pulsates to the beat of the music and they also feature a design that wraps the cable around the ear for a more secure hold. Check it out $29.99
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Stephen Colbert, John Oliver are welcome additions to Democrats’ ‘Fight Song’ Let’s be honest: the Democratic convention’s “Fight Song” video was practically made to be spoofed. Luckily, The Late Show delivered, with Stephen Colbert and John Oliver inserting themselves into the earnest a cappella love-fest with a dose of much-needed snark — and a Chili’s jingle , just in case Mike Pence is watching. Bonus: John Oliver in a Sia wig. No one has ever been as thrille
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Five Vid Friday #21 – What if Donald Trump is Just an Elaborate Prank & More What a hell-of-a-week it’s been. We’re all coming to grips with the fact that Donald Trump may legitimately be the President, somehow they let Russia still complete in the Olympics and there’s been some horrible atrocities that have occurred around the world. It’s a lot to deal with but at least you can relax knowings it’s a Friday and you can settle […] Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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Scientists detect thermal boundary that hinders ultracold experiments Rice University scientists who analyze the properties of materials as small as a single molecule have encountered a challenge that appears at very low temperatures.
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Countries with the world’s richest one per cent A new study has examined the varying fortunes of the world’s richest people between 1988 and 2012 to identify which parts of the world the top 1% come from.
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New research challenges Uber’s claims about making roads safer New research challenges Uber’s claims that its car-sharing services make the roads safer by limiting the numbers of individuals who drink and drive.
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New faba beans offer multiple benefits Four winter-hardy faba bean germplasm lines developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and their collaborators are now available for further development.
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Werner Herzog learns the origins of the internet in this clip from Lo and Behold “Does the internet dream of itself?” is the logline for director Werner Herzog’s new documentary, Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World. It’s actually a collection of documentary vignettes exploring the history, power, purpose, and future of technology in the internet age. We had the chance to see the film at Sundance earlier this year, and felt it was one of the fest’s best fi
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The Hyperloop is bringing some of its futuristic tech to Europe’s biggest railway Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) announced today that it will build an “innovation train” for Germany’s Deutsche Bahn , the largest railway operator in Europe. The train will not be a super-fast hyperloop, in which pods are propelled through aluminum tubes at speeds of up to 760 mph, but a conventional train that includes some of the futuristic technologies the startup has been showcas
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The Art of Rendering: How Technology Will Revolutionize Architectural Representations “I’ve been doing this now for over 20 years and I can honestly say I have never seen anything with this much hype, gain the kind of traction and adoption as VR has in our industry over the last year. “
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Test Drive: 2017 Chevy Volt: From Santa Monica to Monterey, we explore the vehicle’s substantial upgrades by Justin Kaehler Chevrolet dreamed big when it first launched the Volt. Designed to be the next big thing in alt-fuel vehicles, Volt gave drivers the ability to travel 40-ish miles on electricity alone. And when the batteries ran out, a switch…… Continue Reading…
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Tumblr rolling out ads on blogs, users to get cut of revenue With little warning, Tumblr has announced that advertisements are coming to all user blogs — starting today. This shouldn’t come as a huge surprise, seeing as how Yahoo has struggled to turn a profit from its $1.1 billion purchase of Tumblr back in 2013, and it comes just after the announcement that Verizon will purchase Yahoo for $4.8 billion. Unfortunately, … Continue reading
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When Is a Hack an Act of War? In the political fog following the DNC email leak, President Obama has released Presidential Policy Directive 41 , the first federal directive to offer guidance on how the country should respond to “cyber incidents” and attacks. Unfortunately for anyone looking to our nation’s leaders to help us navigate the new reality of political and corporate hacking, the announcement was very business as usu
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FBI’s Mass Hack Hit 50 Computers in Austria The Austrian parliament. Image: Parlamentsdirektion/Mike Ranz In early 2015, the FBI embarked on a massive hacking campaign , delivering malware to thousands of criminal suspects who visited a dark web child porn site. The operation was known to affect over a thousand computers in the US, and to reach as far afield as Chile and Greece. Now, it has emerged that the FBI also compromised 50 computer
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Dubai’s skyscraper rainforest will create its own tropical climate The concept of a skyscraper containing a rainforest sounds almost too absurd to entertain, even for Dubai. It’s no longer a concept, though, with work on the Rosemont Hotel and Residences having now started. And the development is even more dripping with flamboyance than first reported last year. .. Continue Reading Dubai’s skyscraper rainforest will create its own tropical climate Category: Arch
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Selfie righteous: New tool corrects angles and distances in portraits Ever taken a selfie? Around the world, people snap tens of millions of these self-portraits every day, usually with a mobile device held at arm’s length. For all their raging popularity, though, selfies can often be misrepresentative, even unflattering. Due to the camera’s proximity, selfies render subjects’ noses larger, ears smaller and foreheads more sloping.
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See a wonderful Aldebaran occultation with a spectacular twist We’re in for a celestial show from two of the sky’s glitterati this week. On Friday morning July 29 around 10:00 UT (5 a.m. CDT), the crescent Moon will occult the star Aldebaran from the eastern and southern U.S. south of a line from Toledo, Ohio through St. Louis, Tulsa and El Paso, Texas. North of that line, the Moon will slide just south of the star in a spectacular conjunction. But the real a
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Bluefly’s Giant Summer Sale is Now an Extra 20% Off There’s a pretty large sale going on over at Bluefly and when you se the code EXTRA20 , you get an 20% off. I will warn you, there’s a lot to choose from, but there are also a lot of exclusions (the exclusions list probably has more brands on it than not). Big name brands like Saint Laurent , Vince, Elizabeth and James, and Tod’s are surprisingly included in the extra 20%. Read more…
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Give Your Sprinkler System a Brain With This Rachio Gold Box Deal Rachio’s smart sprinkler controller is the brain your irrigation system needs, and you can pick one up a refurb for an all-time low price today on Amazon. Read more…
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Upgrade Your Home to LED Lighting All At Once With These Discounted 16-Packs Update : The $27 soft white pack is sold out, but the $31 daylight bulbs are still in stock. Read more…
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Handsome House XL is constructed almost entirely from cross-laminated timber Located on the outskirts of a new residential area, House XL comprises two gabled volumes that lie parallel to one another and are connected by a third gabled volume perpendicularly placed. All three volumes extrude past the slatted timber and glazed facades to provide shade from the sun. The two parallel volumes are clad in black panels while the third connecting volume is clad in light gray pane
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Quantum leap in quest for digital speed and security Society’s increasing reliance on the internet, computers and mobile phones puts stringent demands on technological developments. Shrinking the electronic components – in other words, increasing the number of transistors on a single chip – is not an easy task as current components are already reaching atom-like sizes.
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Daylife review: Slick Mac journal software isolated from a connected world The idea of committing each day’s events to a diary—or as Greg Heffley repeatedly reminds us in Diary of a Wimpy Kid, “it’s a journal”—feels a bit out of place in our fast-paced, social networking world. But that hasn’t stopped developers from thriving with apps like Day One ($30 on the Mac App Store ), which succeeds at modernizing this once-popular ritual in digital form. Search the Mac App Sto
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What happens when you make a joke, but everyone thinks it’s real? Usually when you are among friends and make a joke there’s an opportunity to say ‘just kidding’ if they don’t get that you are joking. Online that’s harder. Last week, after watching the Pokémon Go phenomena explode we read reports of employers prohibiting their employees from playing Pokémon. We were amazed at how fast this was all happening, and I figured it would be funny to say the opposite a
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Communication professors train local police to connect with citizens Police officers are trained to protect and serve the public. They are taught to evaluate a dangerous situation in a split second and act in ways that might best keep both the public and themselves safe.
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UF/IFAS Study: Few People Know Mushrooms’ Health Benefits The study revealed many other consumer preferences about mushrooms. For instance, consumers prefer fresh mushrooms over processed ones, but their choice to buy and eat mushrooms may also be a matter of taste, texture, price and nutritive values.
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Anarchism as a Comparative Institutional Research Program A private graduate seminar. Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 27 July 2016.
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Run Windows on your Mac or Linux at full speed with CrossOver 15 (49% off) While a Mac is generally an all-inclusive computing experience, many people enjoy the features of Windows software, or find useful options in connecting to a peripheral Windows system. Instead of spending a chunk of money on a Windows license of using a virtual machine, simply pick up CrossOver 15 for Mac & Linux, which allows you to launch Windows apps right from your Mac or Linux computer.
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Sidewalks are critical infrastructure, not a frill Yet in much of North America, their maintenance and clearing is the responsibility of the homeowner, not the city.
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Pokémon Go Players Help Themselves To An Unfortunately-Colored Research Buoy There are, it seems, people out there who may need to be reminded of what an augmented reality game is – it’s a game that takes place in a virtual space overlayed within our real, physical world. That’s how Pokémon Go works, stashing free-range Pokémon, PokéStops and Gyms into locations within our world without them being, y’know, real. This was apparently not a distinction that two Pokémon Go pl
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How to fix work relationships that are driving you crazy Mashable’s latest #BizChats discussed how to mend relationships that are on the rocks with you fellow coworkers. SEE ALSO: Learn how to avoid clashes with your co-workers in our next #BizChats Over the course of an hour, our influencers covered an array of questions ranging from how to mend a relationship with a supervisor that you got off on the wrong foot with, to constructive ways to improve y
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Indian actor-producer Farhan Akhtar launches an app for Bollywood fans Despite the popularity of Bollywood, it’s surprising that India doesn’t have its own version of a resourceful app like IMDb or Rotten Tomatoes yet. Indian actor, producer and director Farhan Akhtar is hoping to change that with the launch of Flickbay, which claims to be Bollywood’s first ‘official’ app for movie lovers.fl SEE ALSO: In a first for Bollywood celebrities, Sonam Kapoor launches her o
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How invasive plants influence an ecosystem Acacia longifolia, a species of acacia from the Fabacean family that is native to Australia, was initially cultivated in Portugal as a means of securing sand dunes and is now spreading uncontrollably – with varying impact on native species. Since the plant can use nitrogen from the air on account of its symbiotic relationship with bacteria on its roots, and since it also grows rapidly and produces
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Will Theresa May’s bespoke Brexit package wash with Brussels? Prime Minister Theresa May has made clear she wants a bespoke Brexit package suited to the UK – a demand which could fall on deaf ears among notoriously inflexible EU officials. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘I could’ve killed them all’: Sky News church terrorism report panned as parody (VIDEO) A Sky News reporter is being blasted online for a sensationalist terrorism report at a church in southeast England, where he confidently declared, “If I was a terrorist, I could have killed them all.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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German police raid Islamic ‘hotbed’ as 15yo detained for allegedly planning terror attackAround 400 German police conducted raids at a mosque and eight apartments in a “hotbed” of radical Islam near Hannover. It came as police near Stuttgart arrested a 15-year-old who they believe was planning a mass shooting. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Lloyds to shed further 3,000 jobs, double branch closures Lloyds Banking Group has announced it is cutting more of its workforce and doubling planned branch closures. By the end of 2017, the UK’s largest retail bank will close an additional 200 branches. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Twitter’s stickers go live for all Everyone else has stickers, so why not Twitter? Making good on its promises last month that it would soon be launching a new way for users to decorate the photos they’re sharing across its network, Twitter has officially rolled out stickers, the company announced. With the launch, users can browse through a library of accessories, emoji and other props that they can then place on top… Read More
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Latest vision revealed for Olympicopolis arts quarter in east London Images show designs for leafy Stratford waterfront and new outposts for Sadler’s Wells and V&A on site of 2012 Olympic park The post Latest vision revealed for Olympicopolis arts quarter in east London appeared first on Architecture Lab .
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Engine burn gives Mars mission a kick Following a lengthy firing of its powerful engine this morning, ESA’s ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter is on track to arrive at the Red Planet in October.
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Hollande tells Trump: ‘France will never yield’ French President François Hollande on Thursday rejected comments by White House hopeful Donald Trump that France was “no longer” the country it once was after a series of deadly attacks. Hollande went on to warn the US against “lowering standards”.
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Merkel rejects calls to reverse refugee policy after attacks German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday “firmly” rejected calls to reverse her welcoming stance towards refugees following a series of brutal attacks in the country.
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Apollo astronauts experiencing higher rates of cardiovascular-related deaths Members of the successful Apollo space program are experiencing higher rates of cardiovascular problems that are thought to be caused by their exposure to deep space radiation, according to a Florida State University researcher. read more
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Research reveals restorative justice reduces recidivism Restorative justice programs, such victim-offender mediation and community impact panels, are more effective in reducing recidivism rates among juvenile offenders than traditional court processing, a study by researchers at Sam Houston State University found.
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Apple’s Phil Schiller named to the board of DNA sequencing company Illumina Illumina is one of the leading companies when it comes to DNA sequencing. And today, the company is announcing that Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller is joining the board of directors. Read More
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Nvidia’s best graphics card isn’t for gaming Nvidia’s had a year so far. Both its GTX 1080 and 1070 graphics cards brought the gamers to the yard and then it announced its impressive Titan X . It’s been a good year. Continuing that streak, the company announced two new professional GPUs this week: the P6000 and P5000. The P6000 is now Nvidia’s best card, but it likely won’t do much for you unless you’re into 3D rendering or processing lots
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Stanford chemists craft catalyst for making biodegradable plastics The development of petroleum-based plastics is one of the crowning achievements of the 20th century, but they come with a hefty cost.
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An extraordinary standard: New NIST protein could spur biopharmaceutical innovation The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued one of the world’s most intricate measurement standards: an exhaustively analyzed antibody protein that the biopharmaceutical …
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An Easy-To-Understand Climate Change Visualization Environment You can really see the “spiraling” part of spiraling out of control. Climate change is a apparently really hard for some people understand, and perhaps in hopes of helping them get there, Open Climate Data has released some fascinating…
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Watch Pokémon Go’s Honest Game Trailer Entertainment Brilliant and painfully accurate Pokémon Go is a virally digital sensation, but it’s not above criticism. Enter the guys from Honest Trailers, who could not possibly have a softer target with a larger…
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How to Copy and Paste Like a Boss For something so essential to everyday computing, the clipboard tool is actually pretty limited. After all these years, it can still only handle one thing at a time. Copy or cut something new, and the previous contents of the clipboard are lost. Fortunately, there are both Windows and Mac tools available that will let you upgrade your clipboard experience. CopyClip If you have a lot of snippets t
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Don’t let red tape ruin your digital world OK, I get it: Regulation isn’t the most exciting subject in the world. But when red tape threatens our enjoyment of the digital services we’ve all grown to love, it may be a sign that we need to find better ways to ensure that consumers are well served and that competition is healthy . We’re getting used to a steady stream of new, cool digital services such as Uber, Deliveroo and – lest we forget
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Lithium-ion pioneer Sony is selling its battery arm Sony is planning to sell its battery division to Murata, a Japanese firm that makes a diverse variety of products like wireless components and robots . Sony started the battery business in 1975 and was the first company to commercialize lithium-ion batteries back in 1991. The electronics giant has been selling off core businesses and assets in an effort to return to profitability — it recently u
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Insane video shows Siberian ground bubbling like a “wobbling waterbed” Siberia is no stranger to weird geological phenomena. Adding to the list of the area’s vast holes and craters is a bubbling tundra on the island of Belyy. Environmental researchers found a site where the Earth wobbles like a waterbed when stepped upon. Their best guess to explain the mysterious quivering is methane released by melting permafrost just below the surface. https://www.youtube.com/watc
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What’s Wrong With the Kindle Store? Everything. The Kindle Store is the largest eBook retailer on the face of the planet. It boasts well over 4.6 million titles, and there’s no suggestion that this number will be cut down any time soon. However, cracks are starting to emerge, and it’s not clear whether Amazon will be able to paper over them. In addition to flaws surrounding pricing and licensing, the Kindle Store suffers from the fate that bef
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Philips Smokeless Indoor Grill Enjoy the easy and healthy benefits of freshly grilled food no matter what the weather with the Philips Smokeless Indoor Grill. Using advanced infrared technology, the grill’s special reflectors guide the heat towards the grid, which means you’ll always get evenly cooked food without smoke and grease. Thanks to its fast 6-minute pre-heat, you’ll be cooking on a constant 446 degrees in a flash. Th
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Pay What You Want For The Graphics And FX Mastery Bundle [Deals] For a limited time you can get six out of the eight courses listed above for whatever price you want to pay. If you beat the average price (currently $15.20) you’ll unlock #7 and #8 for a grand total of 186 hours of training in visual effects, game development and more! Head on over to our Nerd Approved Deals Store for more information on each course.
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Insane Court Transcript Could Be A Legit ‘Rick And Morty’ Episode [Video] The transcript you are about to hear is real. Their names are Rick and Morty, and they aren’t innocent—especially Rick. Rick is guilty as hell. Yes, you may recognize this extremely bizarre and vulgar court transcript from a real case in Georgia as it recently went viral. The team behind Rick and Morty threw together a recreation for Comic-Con because, well, the universe clearly could not go on w
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Stephen Colbert retires Stephen Colbert, introduces new Stephen Colbert Remember last week when late night host Stephen Colbert brought back the character of Stephen Colbert, the star of Comedy Central’s faux-conservative talk show The Colbert Report ? Apparently Comedy Central’s lawyers do. During last night’s episode of the real Stephen Colbert’s current program, The Late Show , the host announced “immediately after that show CBS’ top lawyer was contacted by t
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Iconic: The Architecture of Apple Stores Apple has forever changed our understanding of retail architecture and design. A global brand synonymous with innovation and sleek marketing skills, the world’s largest technology company is headquartered in Cupertino, California, and is famous for its iconic range of electronics, software and online services. Building off the success of its iPhone, Mac and iPod products, Apple began selling its
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Hyperloop Transportation Technologies to test a tech demo train in 2017 Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT), aka the Hyperloop company not currently embroiled in executive drama, announced today that it’s going to help build a train. Not a Hyperloop, mind you, but a conventional rail-based train – with a few tech twists. HTT’s upcoming project is bankrolled by German rail operator Deutsche Bahn, which is the largest railway company in… Read More
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Booze ban for China region’s civil servants No more lunchtime tipples for government employees in Anhui province.
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Is the Apple Watch’s Crown Dial Coming to the iPhone and iPad? The thumbwheel was the signature feature of BlackBerry’s original handsets, and while touchscreens have made them mostly obsolete, the Apple Watch proves there’s still a place for physical dials. But is Apple finally planning to introduce that rotating crown to the iPhone or iPad? A recently published patent suggests that the company might be considering it. As spotted by Patently Apple , today t
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Why America Beat the Russians at Building the Internet The cover of the new book How Not to Network a Nation (MIT Press) and a portion of a fake passport for the fictional town of Cybertonia in Russia from 1965 (Benjamin Peters) From the late 1950s until the late 1980s, scientists in both the United States and the Soviet Union were working on computer networking in one form or another. Why did the US succeed where the Russians failed? That’s the subj
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Mark Zuckerberg Made $3.4 Billion Yesterday, What Did You Do? Image: AP Yesterday, I got off at the wrong subway stop two separate times, ate a bowl of cereal for lunch, and fell asleep reading the entirety of OJ Simpson’s Wikipedia page. Mark Zuckerberg, on the other hand, made $3.4 billion in an hour. You win this round, Mark. According to Forbes , the windfall inflated Zuck’s net worth up to a “new high” of $56.7 billion. It came after Facebook, the comp
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TP-Link Archer C1900 Dual-Band Router + 2016 Motorola DOCSIS 3.0 Modem $189.99 TP-Link Archer C1900 Dual-Band Router + 2016 Motorola DOCSIS 3.0 Modem $189.99
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Big Democratic Climate Speech Is Today Gene Karpinksi, head of the League of Conservation Voters, will draw a stark contrast between the climate views of Clinton and Trump — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Alligators Can Turn Armor into Eggshell Osteoderms aren’t just for personal protection — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Kiev demands Moscow drop transit restrictions Officials from Ukraine have appealed to the World Trade Organization (WTO) demanding the Kremlin lift restrictions imposed on the transit of Ukrainian goods through Russian territory. Read Full Article at RT.com
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This Pokémon Go Map App Will Serve Notifications On Your Watch Entertainment See what’s nearby when the app is closed Pokémon Go companion app PokéDetector lets you see what’s nearby without having to leave the app open…
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The Most Popular Product Of All Time Apple announced Wednesday that it has sold more than one billion iPhones. To understand the magnitude of the milestone, Asymco’s Horace Dediu has compiled a list of the best-selling products across several categories. From his post (link shared via email by reader JoshTops):Car model: VW Beetle 21.5 million; car brand: Toyota Corolla 43 million; music album: Thriller 70 million; vehicle: Honda Sup
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Summer Vacation Must-Haves 2016 Since June 21st, the official start of summer, I’ve done quite a bit. From proposing to my girlfriend in Illinois to attending my first-ever Tough Mudder in Kentucky to vacationing in the Caribbean (Nevis). It’s been an eventful few weeks and I don’t see it slowing down – even a little. My Summer Vacation Must-Haves Each of the aforementioned trips were drastically different from the next, though
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Today’s Best Deals: LED Bulbs, Survival Gear, Irrigation Controllers LED lightbulbs , smart irrigation controllers , and tons of USB charging gear lead off Thursday’s best deals. Read more…
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Learn programming languages with The Hot and In-Demand Programming Bundle (95% off)Aspiring developers, rejoice! There’s no longer a need to scour the web for piecemeal tutorials on your desired programming training, thanks to The Hot and In-Demand Programming Bundle, a four-course introduction to key tools and languages necessary for opening the doors to your successful future. For a limited time, you can sign up for a full 95 percent off on TNW Deals. Through four in-depth co
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Photos of California wildfires show raging flames and devastating aftermath Firefighters continue to battle the flames as two deadly wildfires in Southern California rage on. Major parks and highways continue to be closed as fire crews work on containing the Soberanes and Sand fires . Thousands of homes have been evacuated. SEE ALSO: Fleeting firenado caught on camera in California wildfire The fires began on Friday due to scorching temperatures, high winds and the on-go
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Defuse Arguments with Your Partner Through Mindfulness Practicing mindfulness can mean many different things and has many different benefits , but it isn’t limited to your own improvement. You can also use mindfulness to defuse emotionally charged moments between you and your partner. Here’s what we mean. http://lifehacker.com/what-is-mindfu… Mindfulness is a powerful tool to turn tense disagreements into thoughtful discussions that help you and your
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NASA details preparations for SLS’ and Orion’s first flight NASA began preparing for Orion’s 2018 maiden flight atop the Space Launch System quite some time ago. Since both Orion and SLS are new technologies, the space agency has been subjecting both to a series of rigorous tests, which it has listed and explained in detail in a Tumblr post . NASA says it’s been examining every component of the capsule and had blasted it with deafening sounds, earthquake-
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Forests, species on 4 continents threatened by palm oil expansion As palm oil production expands from Southeast Asia into tropical regions of the Americas and Africa, vulnerable forests and species on four continents face increased risk of loss, a new Duke University-led study finds. read more
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This Chrome extension is the quickest way to test your internet speed A couple of months ago, we said that Netflix created “the simplest internet speed test ever” when it launched fast.com. But Ookla – makers of the original speedtest.net – may have just outdone it. The company just released a speed test Chrome extension that lives next to the OmniBar. Just tap on it, click go, and you’ll get your download and upload speeds, as well as a ping value. You might ask:
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Photoshopped celebrities used for Kashmir pellet gun campaign A Pakistani group has photoshopped images of celebrities with facial pellet gun injuries to highlight the recent violence in Kashmir.
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Monese, the UK banking app for immigrants and expats, finally lands on iOS For all the hype around fintech, not least in London, Monese is a startup that has pragmatism at its heart. It’s not trying to be an actual bank — in the technical, banking license sense — but does enable immigrants and expats, who might otherwise find it hard to open a bank account outside of their home country, to access core banking services. Read More
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Bacteria battling over boogers in your nose may have life-saving antibiotic (credit: quinn norton ) Sorry, kids. You may be doing your best at jamming your finger up your nose, digging tirelessly. But it seems scientists are the ones that have struck gold. Sifting through the bacteria that inhabit our cavernous snouts, researchers came up with one that produces a new antibiotic —an antibiotic unlike any other bacteria-busting drug known to modern medicine. That prized ch
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The Terrifying Reason This Star Flickers Every Two Minutes Some 380 light years away in the constellation Scorpius lies a star that has puzzled astronomers for over 40 years. Called AR Scorpii, the star flashes brightly and fades again every couple minutes, like a lightbulb on a dimmer switch. Now, astronomers have identified the cause of the flickering, and it’s a reminder that the cosmos is still rife with terrifying secrets. Read more…
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New MacBook Air once again rumored to have USB-C You could easily be forgiven for thinking that Apple won’t release a new MacBook Air in 2016, because the fairly persistent rumors to this effect have so far all pretty much come to nothing – but there is still speculation that Cupertino will push out a new version of the lightweight laptop this year. The latest nugget from the notebook grapevine comes courtesy of DigiTimes, which published a rep
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Leaks show AMD’s Radeon RX 470 owning Full HD gaming We now have the full specs on the Radeon RX 470 and RX 460 graphics cards, the lesser and more affordable siblings of the already launched RX 480 – assuming the press slides which have been leaked are the genuine article (and they certainly look it). AMD has already released some details on these cards, which will be available at the start of August, and the firm said a month ago that the RX 470
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Review: HideMyAss HideMyAss has been a popular provider of VPN services for more than 10 years, but is now owned by AVG Technologies. The company offers 940+ servers in 350+ locations across 190+ countries, many more than the bulk of the competition. Load balancing allows HideMyAss to recommend the server with the minimum load in any location, helping to keep your speeds high. Want to try HideMyAss? Check out the
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China and Russia to hold joint drills in South China Sea China says it will hold joint military exercises with Russia in the South China Sea, following a tribunal ruling that dismissed its claims in the disputed waters.
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Minecraft will get Oculus Rift support in next few weeks Minecraft for Windows 10 will be adding support for the Oculus Rift VR headset in the “next few weeks.” Microsoft and Mojang announced the news on the one-year anniversary of Minecraft’s release on Windows 10, confirming that it will be a free update. Windows isn’t the first platform to enable Minecraft in virtual reality — that would be the Samsung Gear VR, where a VR edition of the ga
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Tesla’s entire future depends on the Gigafactory When you find yourself in the middle of the Nevada desert, on a 100-degree day, you wonder: who in the world would build something here? Elon Musk, of course. And so I’m here in the city of Sparks, outside of Reno, because of Musk’s dream — his “Master Plan” for Tesla, to be specific. He’s staked his entire company (and much of his net worth) on a single, enormous building here: the Gig
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Balloon Lamp lights up the room in style Every room needs a decent lighting option, and the usual fluorescent lamps tend to be boring fixtures in most homes. While we have seen some innovative ideas like the Magic Potion Lamp that will certainly get Diablo and RPG fans excited, here is something that is a little bit more universal for you to check out — the £19.99 Balloon Lamp . After all, everyone loves balloons — they are the mainstay
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New Surgical Robots May Get a Boost in Operating Rooms Surgeons expect such procedures to double within five years — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Research Fellow of Innopolis University Will Enable Multicopters to Fly 24/7 Igor Danilov, researcher at the Laboratory of Intelligent Robotic Systems of Innopolis University is working on a project on autonomous battery swapping in drones without human intervention.
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Seoul’s Dramatic “New Towns” Are Captured in this Photoset by Manuel Alvarez Diestro © Manuel Alvarez Diestro As Seoul ’s population boomed, apartment blocks became commonplace. Photographer Manuel Alvarez Diestro spent 6 months exploring the city’s new towns, aiming to “reveal in visual terms the expansive nature of urbanization and the transformation of the landscape through the construction of these new housing developments of massive scale.” © Manuel Alvarez Diestro After lib
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U.S. military may be about to get hoverboards, jetbikes, and ‘floating rescue stations’ You may well have heard of Zapata Racing , the company which made all of our childhood Back to the Future dreams come to life with its jet-powered hoverboard, the Flyboard Air. Well, it’s currently in the process of being acquired by a major defense technology company called Implant Sciences, which specializes in developing technology for the Department of Homeland Security and other clients. “Th
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Check out the best hybrid cars of 2016 Hybrid cars have come a long way. Once viewed as little more than science experiments, they’re now a fixture of the automotive landscape, and come in all shapes and sizes. Just take a look at our picks for the best hybrid cars of 2016 to see what we mean. From fuel efficiency to performance, these 10 models show what hybrid technology is capable of. Note that we’re sticking to convent