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Godzilla Resurgence Talks Too Much It’s been two years since the world got a new Godzilla film. That was a Hollywood movie. This is not. Godzilla Resurgence is the first Japanese ‘Zilla film since 2004’s Godzilla: Final Wars . I saw that here in Japan at the theater, so it’s only fitting I do the same for Resurgence . Read more…
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Pentagon update to Laws of War Manual better protects photojournalists The Laws of War Manual, a document published by the Pentagon for the armed forces as the official U.S. military interpretation of the laws governing international military conflicts, received an update this week that is being hailed as a positive step toward better protecting war correspondents and photojournalists covering wartime activity. The New York Times reports that, among other things, th
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Krawd turns the ad agency into a marketplace Meet Krawd, a French startup that wants to rethink the way advertising agencies work. Like in other industries, Krawd thinks that it’s more efficient to build a marketplace than build a centralized, traditional company. Krawd is all about connecting the right freelancers with the right clients in this specific industry. Read More
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This $31 Lodge Dutch Oven Is Actually Two Pieces of Cookware In One Lodge Double Dutch Oven , $31 You love Lodge’s cast iron skillets, but have you tried their dutch oven? It’s only $31 on Amazon today , one of the lowest prices they’ve ever listed. The best part though? The lid doubles as a skillet, meaning you’re getting two great pieces of cookware for the price of one. https://www.amazon.com/Lodge-L8DD3-Ca… http://bestsellers.kinja.com/bestsellers-lo… More De
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The 50 Percent Myth Welcome back to Critical Eye , Alexandra Lange’s incisive, observant, curious, human- and street-friendly architecture column for Curbed. In this edition, Lange debunks the oft-cited statistic that 50 percent of the world’s population lives in cities, and makes a case for why holding on to that number is harming our design discourse. When startup accelerator Y Combinator announced its New Cities
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How low-cost tech can help India monitor the air it breathes India has some of the most unhealthy air in the world, but the wake up call came in 2014, when its capital New Delhi was ranked by the World Health Organisation as the most polluted city in the world. Over the next two years, reports on its air quality remained grim. The country’s air pollution levels reached their highest levels in 2015, after being on rise for the last decade. For the first tim
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Prava Makes Organizing Travel with Friends Easy, Even Shares Your Photos MemoriesiOS/Android: Keeping everyone in the loop on a group trip isn’t easy,but Prava gives you one place to plan your travel, activities, and everything else, and even gives you a place to share photos, events, and ideas while you’re on your trip. http://lifehacker.com/how-to-travel-… I gave Prava a spin by planning a fictional trip to Japan in the spring of next year. You start by setting an itinerary
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Try Out a Pair of Bluetooth Earbuds For $10, and Add a Smartphone Armband For $5 More While there are surely better Bluetooth headphones out there, you could do a lot worse than these Aukeys for $10. Read more…
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Why Can’t Libertarians and Progressives Agree? It’s Their Definition of Freedom Americans are as divided as ever, and we may not even agree on what freedom is anymore. The ideas of Isaiah Berlin may shed some light on the subject. Read More
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No business as usual on immigration, Theresa May tells leading Eastern European politiciansPrime Minister Theresa May has told a group of senior Eastern European politicians that the UK’s post-Brexit deal with the EU must meet the expectations of the British electorate’s concerns about immigration. Read Full Article at RT.com
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German woman invented gang-rape story during Cologne NYE assaults – media An 18-year-old woman who earlier claimed to have been brutally raped by a gang of refugees in front of a Cologne train station reportedly confessed that her chilling story was fiction the whole time – she hadn’t even been in the city on New Year’s Eve. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Turkey to shut down air base, barracks of putschists after coup Turkish authorities want the country’s army and national intelligence agency to be brought under the control of the presidency, and have ordered the closure of an air base and all the army barracks used by soldiers during the attempted coup.
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Ban SUVs Yet another needless death, on Granville Island in Vancouver, caused by a driver who cannot control her car. Why do we allow these in cities?
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This video made me decide it’s been enough internet for today It’s a rainy Friday afternoon in Amsterdam, and the working week is coming to an end. You see, I write content for a living. My weekdays exist of mostly staring at a screen, scrolling through endless feeds of news, videos and cat images across the internet. Yes, it’s extremely bleak. I really wanted today to end on a high note. Maybe someone saying they agree with me for deleting Pokémon Go from
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Avoid Bitter Cucumbers By Cutting off Their Ends Before You Peel Cucumbers can be bitter, and that’s because of cucurbitacin : a compound found in a number of other plants, like squash and pumpkins. In cucumbers, cucurbitacin concentrations are high at the ends of the cucumber, so chopping off those ends will curb a lot of the bitterness. You can take this one step further by peeling the cucumber first. As Epicurious explains, cucurbitacin is found in the peel
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Hissene Habre: Chad’s ex-ruler ordered to pay compensation to victims Chad’s ex-ruler Hissene Habre is ordered to pay millions of dollars in compensation to victims of his crimes against humanity.
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Breastfeeding associated with better brain development, neurocognitive outcomes A new study, which followed 180 pre-term infants from birth to age seven, found that babies who were fed more breast milk within the first 28 days of life had had larger volumes of certain regions of the brain at term equivalent and had better IQs, academic achievement, working memory, and motor function.
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North-South economic, social divide still growing, according to new research The North-South economic and social divide in England is still growing, according to new research.
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The Official Pokémon Snorlax Bean Bag Chair We’ve seen Snorlax bean bag chairs in the past, but they’ve all been unofficial and of lesser quality. All of that is about to change. This version from ThinkGeek is glorious and officially-licensed. There’s nowhere better to relax after a long day of work, school, or just being out and about than on your Pokémon Snorlax Bean Bag Chair. At almost 4 feet head to toe and over 2 feet across, this (s
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LCD Display’s Days Are Counted, OLED Will Be The New Norm The latest trend in display technology will surely help your phone last longer.
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Vancouver’s greenest office building envisions a new kind of office space with TELUS GardenVancouver-based architecture firm office of mcfarlane biggar designers + architects http://www.officemb.ca/ (omb) was hired to design the primary office space for the Canadian telecommunications company TELUS. Last year, the project was completed, and now photographs have finally become available of the nine-floor headquarters located inside downtown Vancouver’s TELUS Garden development. The LEED
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This time-lapse video of pills dissolving in water will both awe and horrify Most of us have at least one type of pill that we take on occasion, be it for pain, fever, or just to supplement our nutrition. But what actually happens to these pills when they are in our systems, how do they dissolve and spread throughout the body? Ben Ouaniche, a 27-year-old Tel-Aviv-based photographer specializing in macro photography, who is the video producer over on the YouTube channel Th
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TODAY ONLY Vidpro K-120 10-Piece Pro Photo/Video LED Light Kit $44.99 TODAY ONLY Vidpro K-120 10-Piece Pro Photo/Video LED Light Kit $44.99
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South China Sea Blue Hole Could Be World’s Deepest Dragon Hole, or Longdong, is reportedly more than 300 meters deep. If confirmed, that would be far deeper than the previous record holder, Dean’s Blue Hole in the Bahamas — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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New cloud-computing platform to further the analysis of microbial genomes A cloud-based microbial bioinformatics resource has been developed by researchers, which is believed to be the largest of its kind in the world.
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8 cool gadgets you’ll want in your hot, little hands this summer 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! SPONSORED: Whether you’re flying somewhere you’ve never been before, hitting the road to see some sights more locally, or having a “staycation” to get a bit of R&R, check out these products that may help you enjoy your summertime that much more. S
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I guess these straps could make carrying your 3D printer around easier? Sometimes you have to carry your 3D printer across town. I don’t know what dire situation requires this — maybe a Pokémon iPhone case needing to be printed, or a Tesla phone supercharger needing to be made? Whatever the reason, Ultimaker knows people are shepherding these huge printers to various locations and has decided to make it a little easier. For $69, the company will sell you specially de
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Dieselgate what? Volkswagen reclaims global sales crown – Roadshow VW upended Toyota’s reign as king of sales with strong showings from Audi, Porsche and Skoda.
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The dangerous cost of ‘free’ Wi-Fi So you go to a political convention. Do a little politicking and listen to some speeches. While taking a break from the handshaking and schmoozing you decide to do a little work on your laptop. Then you get hacked. During the Republican National Convention, IT security company Avast security set up fake Wi-Fi hotspots to see who would fall for their trick . As it turns out, a lot of people fell f
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The feel of food Some people love avocados. Others hate them. For many of the latter, the fruit’s texture is the source of their intense dislike. What gives? read more
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Margot Krasojevic Proposes Trolleybus Garden that Generates Electricity From the Movement of Vehicles © Margot Krasojević Far from the common dismissal of Margot Krasojevic ’s work as ( in her own words ) “parametric futurist crap,” her work has always revolved around concepts of sustainability. As she explained to ArchDaily last year , she aims to focus on the ways that sustainable technology “will affect not just an architectural language but create a cross disciplinary dialogue and superimpose
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Virtual brain helps decrypt epilepsy A virtual brain has been created that can reconstitute the brain of a person affected by epilepsy for the first time. From this work we understand better how the disease works and can also better prepare for surgery, say scientists.
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Dutch researchers grow carbon-hungry plants to suck up pollution Related: INFOGRAPHIC: These pollution-busting houseplants will have you breathing easier Via Fast Company’s Co.Exist Images via
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Outfit Your Home With Night Lights For Just $2 Each Unlike many items we post, these night lights don’t include USB charging ports, built-in batteries, motion sensors, Wi-Fi extenders, or any other bells and whistles. They’re just night lights, but at $8 for a four-pack, they’re still a great deal. Read more…
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This Discounted Philips Pasta Maker Will Be Your New Favorite Kitchen Gadget You could live your whole life cooking boxed Barilla pasta, and never once realize how fun and rewarding it can be to make your own. This Philips pasta maker isn’t cheap, but it lets you create your own noodles with multiple shapes in just 15 minutes. $216 is the second lowest price Amazon’s ever listed, and $84 less than usual. Read more…
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Turn Your Food Scraps Into Fertile Soil With This Countertop Compost Bin I admit, the idea of a countertop compost bin sounds a little disgusting, but its airtight seal and carbon filter keeps odors contained, and it’s the easiest way to turn your food scraps into fertile soil for your garden. Read more…
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Conscious uncoupling Syrian jihadists Jabhat al-Nusra’s decision to detach itself from al-Qaeda could end up strengthening the group, says David Roberts of King’s College, London.
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Everything you need to know about the new Harry Potter book Even since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows dropped in 2007, fans have been clamoring for more — a Marauders prequel, another story, anything that allows us to spend one more day at Hogwarts. (This desperation is why every JK Rowling tweet revelation is a news story.) For those unaware, that day has finally arrived. It’s not quite an eighth Harry Potter book in the traditional sense, but it i
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Plume WiFi System The router has officially become retro, thanks to the Plume self-optimizing WiFi System. By putting the router in the cloud, Plume adapts in real-time to the devices and habits in your home for fast, reliable, and everywhere you need it WiFi. Plume’s small beautiful pods are affordable, easy to set up, and perfectly scalable to your changing needs.
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‘Volcano of Fire’ erupts spectacularly in Guatemala, authorities on alert (PHOTOS, VIDEO)Amazing images have been captured of Guatemala’s Volcan de Fuego (Volcano of Fire) erupting spectacularly. Authorities remain on high alert as it continues to display intense activity. Read Full Article at RT.com
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IMF slammed by own watchdog over ‘political’ handling of eurozone crisis Top brass at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have been criticized for misjudgments over Greece, being overly enthusiastic about the euro, ignoring signs of an impending crisis, and for being influenced by national political concerns. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia steps up energy cooperation with Venezuela Russia’s oil major Rosneft and Venezuela’s state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) have signed a number of agreements extending their strategic cooperation, including plans on oil and petroleum products trading. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Moscow & Tehran ink energy deals, discuss free trade zone A five-year strategic cooperation plan was agreed on Friday between Moscow and Tehran during the visit by co-chair of the Russia-Iran Joint Economic Commission Mahmoud Vaezi’s to the Russian capital. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Ohio court strikes down law banning cops from having sex with minors Ohio’s Supreme Court has ruled that it is unconstitutional to hold police officers’ sexual conduct with minors to higher standards that those applied to the general population based on their profession alone. Read Full Article at RT.com
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UN says it wants control of Aleppo humanitarian corridors The UN’s Syria envoy has called on Russia to let the UN take charge of humanitarian corridors to allow civilians to flee from the besieged city.
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TSA key cracker Johnny Xmas tells us how to stay safe while traveling A few days ago we reported that a group of hackers at the HOPE Conference in New York told the world that they had cloned the last TSA Master Key. These keys, which were leaked in a Washington Post article, are a bit of security theatre coupled with a lot of poor engineering. Johnny Xmas believes, however, that personal security is important, and he wanted to tell us how they cracked the keys… Re
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The Hacker Who Turns Office Equipment into Bugging Devices You think about securing your laptop, but what about your desk phone, monitor, or printer? In the second episode of Can I Hack It? , made possible by Mr Robot on Amazon Prime, we explore the security of “embedded devices”—objects that contain computing systems but that you wouldn’t necessarily think of as computers. The everyday office equipment above all contains embedded systems, which means it
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Here’s a Machine, Learning Artificial intelligence, or machine learning, is a black box. Even those who work in the field argue over what makes a machine artificially intelligent , and what is simply the execution of an elaborate set of instructions. Jakob Werner, a 22-year-old animator and visual design student in Germany, decided to interpret the idea of machine learning a bit more literally “in order to create a sarcast
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Bestop 26in RoughRider Black Diamond Tailgate Organizer for Jeep Vehicles $23.69 Bestop 26in RoughRider Black Diamond Tailgate Organizer for Jeep Vehicles $23.69
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Donald Trump’s Week of Lies, Outrages, Broken Promises, and Shady Associations As Democrats staged a convention to nominate Hillary Clinton as their presidential candidate, Republican rival Donald Trump offered some bizarre but revealing counterprogramming in the form of a week marked by lies, threats, outrages, reversals, hypocrisy, dubious associations, and broken promises. On Wednesday morning, Trump’s campaign manager, Paul Manafort, confirmed what many have long suspec
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Melania Trump’s website deleted after architecture degree claim debunked The website of Melania Trump, wife of Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump, has been taken down after it emerged that the claim she obtained a degree in architecture was false. (more…)
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10 Little Known Microsoft Office Features You Should Know Sometimes the littlest of things make the biggest of differences. Set the Auto Recover duration just right and you can recover an unsaved document without a flutter. Try that with a summer assignment. Microsoft Office 2016 presents a simple front, but underneath all of it is a powerful engine with lots of cogs and nuts. Many of the Office features are hidden because we don’t know about them. And
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Terrorism threatens millennia-old mud brick homes in Mali The ancient structures may not stand for long For more than two millennia, inhabitants of Djenné, Mali, have lived inside of ancient mud homes, part of a settlement that now contains roughly 2,000 historic structures. The West African town is also home to the world’s largest mud-brick building and one of the finest examples of Sudanese architecture, the Grand Mosque. But these remarkable World He
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Latest Nest iOS update puts temperature controls on your wrist If true luxury is controlling the temperature of your home from your wrist, consider the latest update to the Nest iOS app the ultimate in living large. Just a few weeks after debuting its outdoor security camera , Nest is once again making moves, marking a sharp uptick in activity after a relatively long period of dormancy. With this latest app update (5.6.0), you can now tweak the temperature o
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This Is the Lifehacker Pack: Essential Apps and Downloads for All Your Devices Over the past two weeks we have, like we do every year, given you a snapshot of the essential apps, extensions, and downloads we think every user of every major platform should try. Miss one? Here they all are, in one tidy package. Lifehacker Pack for Mac: Our List of the Essential Mac Apps There’s no shortage of useful, interesting apps for the Mac, but some of them you just can’t live without.
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Traffic & Congestion | Sam Gellman | TEDxKowloon “I want to talk about Hong Kong. It is one of the most innovative and creative city. Let us look at our space, we are living in small area but doing incredibly well.” “Because of ride share, if you can order a car within two minutes, why do you need to buy a car?” “What we are asking is not that radical, it is simple that people be allowed to share.” Sam Gellman – Uber 亞太區營運總監 This talk was given
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All 58 Stephen King Movie and TV Series Adaptations, Ranked No contemporary author has seen his work made into more movies and TV shows than Stephen King (and many more, like The Dark Tower , are in the works). The fact that he’s astonishingly prolific is certainly a contributing factor—as is the fact his works, horror and otherwise, tend to feel cinematic even on the page. But which of these many, many adaptations reigns supreme? Read more…
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Tackle Your Next DIY Project With This $41 Drill Kit There are surely more powerful drill/drivers out there, but this 20V model from Black & Decker includes a ton of accessories, and will only set you back $41. That’s the lowest price Amazon’s ever listed. Read more…
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Amazon’s Top-Selling Lawnmower Is Perfect For Small Yards, and Just $139 While this GreenWorks lawnmower doesn’t run off batteries (you’ll need a long extension cord), it’s a quiet and reliable option for tending to a small yard, and at $139, it’s imminently affordable as well. It’s been a little cheaper on a few occasions, but you’d more often see it selling for $170-$180. Read more…
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La Mantilla Complex / Jacques Ferrier architecture La Mantilla answers the functional mix program defined for the mixed development zone Jacques Coeur in Montpellier The post La Mantilla Complex / Jacques Ferrier architecture appeared first on Architecture Lab .
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Israel Proves the Desalination Era is HereOne of the driest countries on earth now makes more freshwater than it needs — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Weekend Agenda Every Friday we’ll get you hooked up with some solid weekend plans. These are the things we think you should watch, read or do over the next few days.
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The best multiroom wireless speaker system By Chris Heinonen This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter , a buyer’s guide to the best technology. Read the full article here . We’ve spent hundreds of hours over several months using six multiroom wireless speaker systems in every possible room and even outside, and determined that Sonos is the best. It has a class-leading music ecosystem, excellent sound quality, and unparalleled
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PXG 0311 Irons When you’re a billionaire, if you can’t find something that suits you, you build your own. Such is the case with PXG 0311 Irons. GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons, after failing… Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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Satellite Data Reveal Serious Decline in Georgia Salt Marsh Health Scientists at the University of Georgia’s Marine Institute at Sapelo Island have found that the amount of vegetation along the Georgia coast has declined significantly in the last 30 years, spurring concerns about the overall health of marshland ecosystems in the area.
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Democrats Want Free College, Paid Leave, and to Expand Social Security. But How Do They Want to Pay for It? From Social Security to college tuition to mandatory paid leave, Democratic leaders have spoken about the many federal programs they’d like to expand in their remarks before delegates at the Democratic National Convention (DNC). But one issue they (and GOP’ers at the Republican National Convention) have failed to address is the staggering $19.4 trillion debt. Reason TV caught up with Democratic d
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Microsoft is laying off another 2,850 employees, mostly from its mobile division Google’s parent company Alphabet added 9,427 employees in the last quarter according to its earnings report, but Microsoft is doing the opposite — again. The Redmond company’s 10-K filing says it is planning on laying off 2,850 employees within the next 12 months. Microsoft has been laying off thousands of employees since 2015 — it first announced 7,800 job cuts last July, most of which were tied
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Disney patent wants to stealthily track park visitors by their shoes A new patent awarded to Disney may have the theme park changing its tagline from “The happiest place on earth” to “The creepiest place on earth.” In its efforts to expedite lines, customize the Disney experience, and make your overall visit more enjoyable, Disney’s new patent details plans to track people by their shoes to see where they’re going around the park. The idea is that when you enter t
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Broadband industry tries again to kill net neutrality and Title II (credit: Getty Images | ullstein bild) Six weeks after federal judges preserved net neutrality rules for the broadband industry, ISPs are seeking a full court review of the decision. ISPs’ attempt to overturn the Federal Communications Commission rules were rejected when a three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit voted 2-1 in favor of the FCC. Now the broa
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Treether Wallets Price: $99+ | Buy Parsec Design Studios ‘ unique, wallets are crafted from thinly cut layers of exotic woods, laminated and stitched to vegetable tanned leather. If you can’t afford one of their full size wallets, consider picking up a wooden card holder for as little as $29. More Awesome Stuff: Rogue Front Pocket Wallet Deal: Slim Timber Wood Wallet Deal: DPTR Clamshell Wallet Deal: Phillip Flip
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ExtraCarry Mag Pouch submitted by Everyday Carry Robert Farago writes: “I carry an extra ammunition magazine when I’m out and about. Not just because my WilsonCombat X-TAC Commander 1911 or Kahr PM-9 are round-count challenged. The ammo mag is the single most likely point-of-failure for a handgun. Click? Tap, rack, squeeze. Click again? New mag, please! As for reloading the smaller gun, let’s just say that anyon
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This Tiny Router Will Kill All Your Wi-Fi Deadspots All images: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo The router is a troubled gadget . Despite its importance, a router is often the most boring device you can usher into your home. The Amplifi solves that by being one of the fastest, easiest to use, and most attractive routers available. But you’ll need $200 to invest in this guy. The price might seem steep compared to other routers out there. And indeed, if you live
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July 2016 Finds On Amazon Once again we are here to help you find the best products on Amazon . This month we have found some more cool, beautiful and functional products buried deep in Amazon?s massive catalog. We showcase a list of products that caught our attention, either for their great discount price, for their great customer ratings, or simply because they are pretty goddamn awesome. Product details below. The Leat
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German regulators could clear the road for self-driving cars To suggest that global regulations around autonomous vehicles are murky, may be the understatement of the year. But Germany’s proposed regulations on self-driving cars could potentially let some daylight through. As reported by Fast Company , the German government is updating its traffic laws to include self-driving car rules. If passed, experts say these regulations could provide some of the cle
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Researchers Put A Tiny Computer On A Drone To Make It A Hacking Machine Aviation Information superhighway to the Danger Drone Hacker drone.
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A Portable Factory Uses Yeast To Make Drugs On Demand Health No more waiting for life-saving drugs Researchers at MIT, with funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), have created a portable device to produce biopharmaceuticals for doctors…
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Adults with Disabilities Conquer National Parks Toad&Co have teamed up with the National Park Foundation and Wilderness Inquiry to help adults with disabilities experience our national parks. The post Adults with Disabilities Conquer National Parks appeared first on The Manual .
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Over 500 potential victims identified in single child sex abuse investigation A major investigation by Police Scotland has identified 523 children as potential victims of online sexual abuse after it uncovered as many as 30 million indecent images. Read Full Article at RT.com
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London police filmed pinning down, putting hood on young black man over train station tiff (VIDEO) Police have launched an internal inquiry after footage emerged of a young black man being pinned to the ground by a group of officers and having a spit hood placed over his head at a London train station. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian military ‘serious adversary’ after making ‘impressive’ progress – top NATO commanderThe Russian military has significantly progressed in recent years to become “a very serious adversary” to the US and NATO, the bloc’s top commander has said, noting Russia’s army is now more professional, faster-learning, and more agile at thinking. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Isolation and food cuts for kids whose parents can’t pay school dinners at model Tory school A school once praised by the Conservative Party has been exposed for punishing children, isolating them, and restricting their food, when their parents failed to pay for their school meals on time. Read Full Article at RT.com
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What Are the Risks of Hacking Infrastructure? Nobody Really Knows Robert M. Lee is the CEO and Founder of Dragos and a SANS Certified Instructor and course author. He gained his start in security as an Air Force Cyber Warfare Operations Officer identifying nation-state cyber attacks on critical infrastructure while serving in the Intelligence Community. He may be found on Twitter @RobertMLee . The systems we rely on most for some of the nation’s most sensitive
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10 Lesser Known Google iPhone Apps You Should Be Using There are plenty of essential Google apps for your iPhone that you already know about. Think about the everyday utility of Google Maps or the hour by hour use of Google Calendar. There are also some lesser known apps that bring unexpected benefits to little corners of our worlds. With over 2 million apps in the App Store, it is easy to forget that Google and its little band of merry apps aren’t o
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This Week’s Sale Quick Picks FairEnds Ballcaps $48.00 $38.00 at Steven Alan Private White V.C. Eco SB2 Cotton Blazers $575.00 $287.00 at Private White V.C. Reigning Champ Core Blanket $90.00 $72.00 at East Dane National Athletic Goods Long Sleeve Gym Tees $115.00 $59.00 + 15% off with code EXTRA15 at End Clothing Norse Projects Nunk Summer Cotton Jacket $285.00 $185.00… The post This Week’s Sale Quick Picks appeared first
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Uplifting new hashtag celebrates black women’s accomplishments America woke up on Friday to find a new hashtag trending on Twitter: #BlackWomenDidThat . The hashtag highlights black female politicians, activists, entertainers, scientists, authors, athletes and more and serves as a celebration of black womanhood. The hashtag grew out of a prompt from Anthony J. Williams, the editor-in-chief of the Afrikan Black Coalition , who asked his followers to create a
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Wearable tech will be everywhere at this year’s Olympics It’s almost time. The 2016 summer Olympics are less than a week away, with the opening ceremony scheduled for August 5th. This year’s event, which runs through August 21nd, takes place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where the organizers have reportedly struggled to prepare for the games. Whether Rio is ready or not, some of the world’s best athletes will be there to compete for gold medals in just a
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Teasing out the microbiome of the Kansas prairie Scientists have untangled a soil metagenome — all the genetic material recovered from a sample of soil — more fully than ever before, reconstructing portions of the genomes of 129 species of microbes. While it’s only a tiny proportion of the estimated 100,000 species in the sample, it’s a leap forward for scientists who have had only a fraction of that success to date.
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Dating apps attach themselves to the Pokémon craze Pokémon Go may be the perfect dating app: you’re out in the real world, have an immediate way to start a conversation with an attractive stranger and, clearly, the two of you already share a common interest. These facts have not been lost on the makers of actual dating applications, however. A good handful of matchmaking services have now tied themselves to the Pokémon craze in an… Read More
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This Overhead Wire Electric Car Thing-a-Ma-Jig Was Way Ahead of Its Time The “electrically propelled carriage”, scanned from the July 27, 1889 issue of Scientific American magazine This “electric carriage,” which appeared in the July 27, 1889 issue of Scientific American was way ahead of its time. How ahead of its time was it? South Dakota wasn’t even a state yet. The article that went along with it noted that the patent for this ingenious contraption was granted to o
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An Enormous Deep Sea ‘Desert’ Is Teeming With New Forms of Life An unidentified fish from the family Ophidiidae discovered in a recent survey of the Clarion Clipperton Zone. Image: Diva Amon and Craig Smith, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa It doesn’t have towering canopies or jewel-toned corals, but an enormous region of the eastern Pacific that was long considered a biological wasteland is proving to be anything but. New research reveals that the Clarion Clip
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To Uncover Earth’s Origins, Scientists Must Look Beyond It Missions to study the other planetary bodies in our solar system could help solve the mystery of how our own came to be.
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For Older Women, Election 2016 Isn’t About Hashtags. It’s About History The generational divide between millennial women and women of their parents and grandparents age was apparent as Hillary Clinton accepted the nomination for president last night. The post For Older Women, Election 2016 Isn’t About Hashtags. It’s About History appeared first on WIRED .
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Turkey’s Erdogan to drop lawsuits against people who insulted him Turkey’s president says he will withdraw all lawsuits against people charged with insulting him, as a gesture to the unity shown since the failed coup.
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Direction of light in product photos could make or break an Ebay sale Do you sell things on Etsy or occasionally throw something up on Ebay or Craigslist? Would you like to know the secret to taking better product photos that help you sell your items, rather than hinder their sale? Well, rather unsurprisingly, a big chunk of it has to do with the position and direction of your lighting. The easiest way to see this is with the Sun, and how different objects and loca
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Acer Intel Atom Quad-Core 10.1″ 2-in-1 Convertile Laptop w/ Detachable Keyboard $103 Acer Intel Atom Quad-Core 10.1″ 2-in-1 Convertile Laptop w/ Detachable Keyboard $103
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Hillary Clinton’s Free College Promise Won’t Be Free—and Won’t Help College Students Here’s a line that you might hear a few more times between now and Election Day. “It’s just not right that Donald Trump can ignore his debts and students and families can’t refinance theirs,” Hillary Clinton said during her acceptance speech Thursday night . The line stood out to me because it bridged the two main goals of Clinton’s speech on Thursday—and, more broadly, the two main goa
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Gary Johnson’s Religious Freedom Position Needs Some Critical Analysis Over at the Washington Examiner , Tim Carney, managed a few minutes to chat with Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gov. Gary Johnson while at this week’s Democratic National Convention. The chat focused on two issues of importance to more socially conservative libertarians—religious freedom rights and abortion. On religious freedom, Johnson is staying true to his position against allowing
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The Story of Technology – Past, Present and Future | Salil Parekh | TEDxYouth@CAJCS “The leverage of technology into what’s called a business model is what creates real value in the world of business.” The talk revolves around technology and ‘The Internet of Things’. Salil Parekh explains how technology has evolved through the years and factors affecting its growth. Salil Parekh is the Deputy Chief Officer of the consulting, technology and outsourcing company, The Capg
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How to learn a language | Matthew Youlden | TEDxClapham Polyglot and linguist Matthew Youlden explains easy steps to learning a new language and debunks popular myths about language learning Matthew Youlden is a man of many words – a linguist, lecturer, translator, interpreter, and polyglot from Manchester, England. Languages have shaped Matthew’s entire life, beginning when he first started learning languages as a child, to now working as a language
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The world’s most amazing musical instrument | Jack Blume | TEDxClapham The Human Voice is a highly complex and versatile musical instrument. Jack Blume, composer, beatboxer and co-creator of a cappella show Gobsmacked! explores some of what the voice is capable of doing, and is joined by guest singers to improvise a piece of entirely vocal music. Jack Blume ia a London based composer, beatboxer and co-creator of a cappella show Gobsmacked! which tours around the cou
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Humanity Finally Travels to Mars in Ron Howard’s New Half-Scifi, Half-Documentary TV SeriesThis November, the National Geographic Channel will take audiences into outer space in a way we haven’t seen before. From producers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer comes Mars , a six-part TV miniseries that blends documentary and science fiction to dramatize humankind’s first trip to Mars in 2033—and io9 is proud to exclusively debut the first trailer. Read more…
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Hydraulic press channel bakes a smashed pizza that’s almost edible Making pizza’s not so hard, right? You get some dough, cheese, some pre-smashed tomato and then you just smash it all together. Right? “Close enough,” one might say. Which is why the professional smashers behind the popular Hydraulic Press Channel did exactly that, baking a whole pizza using only their signature press. And an additional, ahem, cooking appliance toward the end. The end r
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California Engineer Is Building A Gyrocopter-Inspired Flying Car Aviation Escape from the desert into the sky flying car gyrocopter thing.
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Researchers pinpoint abrupt onset of modern day Indian Ocean monsoon system A new study by an international team of scientists reveals the exact timing of the onset of the modern monsoon pattern in the Maldives 12.9 million years ago, and its connection to past climate changes and coral reefs in the region. The analysis of sediment cores provides direct physical evidence of the environmental conditions that sparked the monsoon conditions that exist today around the low-ly
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Discovery of new emission lines from highly charged heavy ions A variety of heavy elements have been introduced into a high-temperature plasma in the Large Helical Device. By measuring the emission spectrum of the extreme ultraviolet wavelength range, researchers discovered new spectral lines that had not been observed in the past.
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Inner Vision for the Weekend of July 29, 2016 In this weekend’s edition of Inner Vision we’ll introduce you to the basics of designing and decorating a room, share our favorite scrambled egg recipe as instructed by Gandalf himself, and propose a great way to turn kitchen scraps into an edible garden.
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9to5Toys Last Call: Seagate 5TB Hard Drive $109, Logitech MX Wireless Mouse $45, Dell 29″ Ultrawide Monitor $300, more Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter . Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter , RSS Feed , Facebook , Google+ and Safari push notifications . TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS: Last Call Updates: Pokémon Go players! Sprint is giving away $10 App Store gift cards at PokéStops The best headphone stands & hangers to keep your desk/office nice and ti
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Cubes, Spheres and Inverted Pyramids: 10 Groundbreaking Residential Projects AD Classics: Bolwoning / Dries Kreijkamp. Image © Gili Merin AD Classics are ArchDaily’s continually updated collection of longer-form building studies of the world’s most significant architectural projects. Here we’ve rounded-up ten groundbreaking residential projects from this collection, ranging from a 15th century Venetian palazzo to a three-dimensional axonometric projection. Although some a
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Cruising sharks, fiery dragons and invisible dust July’s sharpest science shots, selected by Nature ’s photo team. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20347
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What Happened to WikiLeaks? Julian Assange WikiLeaks has hit rock bottom. Once dedicated to careful vetting and redaction—sometimes too much redaction—the “whistleblower site” is now gleefully basking in its dump of thousands of emails hacked from the Democratic National Committee—most of which are full of personal, non-newsworthy information—published with the express intent of harming Hillary Clinton’s political campaign.
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Programmers Made a Selfie Filter To Make You Look More Like You, Sorry Contrary to what internet culture says about selfies, they’re hardly more than just photos of your face. Ideally, you’ll look good in them. Possibly better than you look in real life. But if there’s one thing any selfie connoisseur understands, it’s that, for many, using the front-facing camera on your phone can distort the heck out of your features. Your eyes are suddenly bulbous and alien. And
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Stressed out The results of European bank “stress tests” have been announced, with the aim of establishing how well the banks could cope with a new financial shock.
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Build.com Ceiling Fan Sale – up to 49% off Build.com Ceiling Fan Sale – up to 49% off
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Altwork Ultimate Workstation for High Intensity Computer Users Altwork Ultimate Workstation for High Intensity Computer Users Altwork, a creator of workstations for high-intensity computer users recently launched its pre-order campaign for the company’s inaugural product: the Altwork Station. Unlike standard desks and chairs that high-intensity computer users have been conforming to for decades, the Altwork Station makes your computer move with your body. $3
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Arrest of Egypt FGM doctor Raslan Fadl welcomed Campaigners welcome the arrest of Egypt’s first doctor to have been convicted of carrying out female genital mutilation (FGM).
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South China Sea: Vietnam airport screens hacked Flight display screens at Vietnam’s two largest airports are hacked to show messages criticising Vietnam’s claims of territory in the South China Sea.
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Animal ‘roles’ could provide key to accurate forest restoration findings, says new studyReplanting cleared forests can recover animal communities and important ecological processes relatively quickly, says a new study. But, warn the research team, the traditional way of evaluating such restoration projects, which includes the numbers of species and individuals in a habitat, is insufficient and may need to change.
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Students build the world’s lightest electric paraglider trike A group of students has tackled an engineering challenge by custom building lightweight aircraft inspired by paragliders and tricycles.
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Adolescent exposure to drugs, alcohol fuels use in adulthood Teenagers who have easy access to drugs and alcohol in the home are more likely to drink and do drugs in their early and late 20s. That’s according to the one of the first studies to look at how adolescent exposure to illegal substances affects patterns of abuse in adulthood.
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This County In Michigan Has the Most Juvenile Life Without Parole Sentences in the US Wayne County, Michigan leads the country in sentencing juveniles to life in prison without parole, according to a report released Thursday by the Fair Punishment Project. The report found there are roughly 150 people serving life without parole in Wayne County who were sentenced as juveniles. That number makes the county “an extreme outlier,” the report says, in the use of juvenile life
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Remembering Kabul blast victims The BBC looks at some of the victims of the 23 July bomb attack on the Afghan capital Kabul.
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How’d You Do During the July Money Challenge? Money challenges are a great way to learn about your financial habits and save some cash at the same time. We’ve been throwing out a new money challenge every month, and this month, we asked you to Upgrade and Save . How’d you do? http://twocents.lifehacker.com/july-s-money-c… Upgrading sounds indulgent, but sometimes it actually saves you money. For example, maybe you buy your own fancy router t
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Longer survival likely to be reason for increased numbers with diabetes, rather than increased incidence Overall incidence of type 2 diabetes has stabilized over recent years, according to a new study, while mortality has declined, suggesting that increasing prevalence of the disease within the population may be attributed not to increasing numbers but to longer survival of patients with diabetes.
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Quality Linkage: Master Plans, Starry Skies, and Free Agents Welcome to this week’s edition of our Friday Quality Linkage column. Please enjoy this week’s collection of interesting and entertaining links. Brew a fresh cup of coffee, find a comfortable place, and relax. * * * Tesla’s soon-to-be-operational Gigafactory. More photos of its construction were published at Jalopnik yesterday. Tesla’s Master Plan, Part Deux » Elon Musk recently published part two
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Ask Slashdot: Best Browser Extensions — 2016 Edition Reader LichtSpektren writes: Almost eleven years ago, Slashdot featured an Ask titled “Favorite Firefox Extensions?”. I thought it might be worthwhile to ask the question again (Editor’s note: we couldn’t agree more!), but expand the query to all web browsers now that there’s more choices available. Right now my main browser is Firefox, which I use with uBlock Origin, Disconnect, HTTPS E
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Gionee’s new phones are perfect for playing Pokémon Go Gionee launched its new M6 and the M6 Plus in Beijing this week. The phones are pretty ordinary with unexceptional specs, like a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, a headphone jack, and a MediaTek MT6755 eight-core processor. But they do each have one feature worth noting: massive batteries. The M6 has a 5,000 mAh battery and the M6 Plus includes one with 6,020 mAh. Teens will probably want this ba
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Solar Capture Technique Turns CO2 Into Burnable Fuel Simulated sunlight powers a photosynthetic cell that turns atmospheric carbon dioxide into synthetic gas. (Image: UIC) Engineers at the University of Chicago have created a new kind of solar cell that efficiently converts atmospheric carbon dioxide into usable hydrocarbon fuel—and it does so using only sunlight for energy. In a new paper published in Science , engineer Amin Salehi-Khojin and coll
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Students Can Stream Every Out of Market NFL Game This Season For $100 If you’re a student, or know one that will lend you their identity, you can stream every out of market NFL game, plus Red Zone channel and DirecTV Fantasy Zone for just $100 for the full season, even if you aren’t a DirecTV customer . Read more…
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Mezzanine House / Elastik Architecture + Hikikomori © Miran Kambič Architects: Elastik Architecture , Hikikomori Location: Ulica bratov Škofov 6, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia Architect In Charge: Mika Cimolini, Igor Kebel, Interior: Nina Selan Area: 175.0 sqm Project Year: 2015 Photographs: Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič From the architect. The Mezzanine House is a single family house, located within a dense single house residential area in Ljubljana . I
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Activists sign online petition to ban Trump from security briefing Presidential contenders Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are both slated to receive classified security briefings from the CIA, but an online petition was created saying Trump should be barred from seeing the information due to his comments about Russia. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Militants block civilians from leaving Aleppo as Russian military open humanitarian corridorsResidents of the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo rushed for long-awaited supplies of food and essentials on Friday, as the Russian military opened three humanitarian corridors for civilians and militants who had agreed to lay down their arms. Read Full Article at RT.com
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5 stunning indoor-outdoor homes in Rio and São Paulo From modern to prefab to downright show-stopping It’s hard to believe that the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games are just around the corner—in fact, the Opening Ceremony kicks off in a week’s time. And while there’s been some controversy emerging from the Brazilian city, there’s no denying that the Games are an important, unifying, and exciting international pastime. Aside from the Olympics, Brazil—t
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Luke Aikins: The US daredevil attempting skydive without parachute He’s made 18,000 parachute jumps, helped train some of the world’s most elite skydivers, done some of the stunts for “Ironman 3.” But the plunge Luke Aikins knows he’ll be remembered for is the one he’s making without a parachute. Or a wingsuit.
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BMW’s robots create 3D models of its cars with insane accuracy – Roadshow It’s able to scan a car with an accuracy of less than 100 micrometers.
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Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator $88 Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator $88
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Timex Originals University Collection A collegiate twist on a classic watch.
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AT&T raises U-verse internet data cap to 1TB, gigabit users get unlimited AT&T is matching Comcast and raising the ceiling of its monthly home internet data cap to 1TB. Beginning August 21st, all U-verse customers on speed tiers up to (and including) 300Mbps will receive the higher monthly allowance. If they somehow still manage to exceed 1TB, they’ll be charged $10 for each additional increment of 50GB. Currently, customers on U-verse’s lower speed tiers are limit
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The 50 Best Restaurants, According to Monocle Monocle Films sat down for breakfast in Toronto, lunch in Liguria and dinner in Tokyo for what looks to be one of the best day’s of dining we’ve ever seen as part of a showcase for the second annual Monocle Restaurant Awards. With an emphasis on great meals that are consistently good instead of food […]
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Werner Herzog doesn’t understand Pokemon Go Werner Herzog is a special kind of filmmaker. His style so traditional and specialized and dry for most that he’s almost become a joke unto himself. And that’s not a bad thing. He’s […]
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Go back to school a geek god with these laptops School is the nerd’s natural habitat. Here are the laptops you need to be the apex geek.
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This Week’s Most Popular Posts: July 22nd to 29th This week we discussed what happens at Comic-Con and why it’s awesome, matched Pokémon Go with our running routine, learned about alternate investments, compared sous vide cookers, and more. Here’s a look back at this week’s most popular posts as July comes to an end. What Happens at Comic-Con and Why It’s Awesome San Diego Comic-Con is in full swing this weekend. Amidst the flood of trailers, po
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New Modes in Central Bank Monetary Policy A private graduate seminar. Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 29 July 2016.
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Government and Big Business Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 29 July 2016.
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American Anti-Drone Rifle Deployed In Iraq Military Tactical cyberwar against ISIS Anti-drone rifle…
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These Greenhouse Lamps will Brighten Any Room It’s a sad fact that many city dwellers do not have a single plant in their homes, and this is more often than not because of a lack of adequate daylight coming into the cramped urban apartments. But the Kiel, Germany-based firm We Love Eames seeks to alleviate this problem with glass planters, which act as both greenhouses and lights at the same time. These planters are not only gorgeous to look
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How Would You Detect a War on Cops?If a war on cops broke out, how would you detect it? Pretty much any cluster of cop-killings can set off the war-on-police alarm; over the last decade, voices ranging from the New York tabloids to Eric Holder have periodically warned that such a war is underway. They’ve always turned out to be crying wolf, but that doesn’t mean a wolf can’t eventually show up. So now that the war-on-cops talk is
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iOS App Store may soon offer up personalized app recommendations The Apple rumor mill is churning once more today, but instead of new whispers concerning the next iPhone or Apple’s desire to enter the automotive business, this rumor is a little more innocent. According to anonymous sources who spoke to Bloomberg, Apple may soon be redesigning the iOS App Store to feature a new recommendations tab tailored to each individual … Continue reading
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No longer drags, Amazon’s cloud services, Echo drive retailer to record profits The cloud and voice assistant business that Amazon built are now forces to be reckoned with. The success of Amazon’s onetime drags, Web Services and hardware, managed to drive the company past Wall Street’s loftiest expectations this past fiscal quarter. Amazon Web Services (AWS), the retail giant’s collection of subscription Internet services, has more than a million active individual users. It
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Yahoo’s anti-abuse AI is better than humans at spotting online trolls Trolls are everywhere online — we even have a few of our own. The problem, until now, has been in correctly identifying what constituted abusive language. As it turns out, even humans are pretty terrible at identifying abuse. Yahoo’s newest algorithm is different. In 90 percent of test cases, it was able to correctly identify an abusive comment — a level of accuracy unmatched by humans, and other
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Acute kidney injury identifiable in preterm infants Early diagnosis of acute kidney injury in preterm infants is possible through urinary protein markers, say investigators. Improving the ability to diagnose AKI, a sudden decline in kidney function, is critical, as approximately 25 percent of preterm infants develop AKI.
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Waste from test fracking wells safe to be on highways, research concludes Researchers studied drilling wastes produced at two research wells near Morgantown and found they are well below federal guidelines for radioactive or hazardous waste.
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This Tiny Router Will Kill All Your Wi-Fi Deadspots All images: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo The router is a troubled gadget . Despite its importance, a router is often the most boring device you can usher into your home. The Amplifi solves that by being one of the fastest, easiest to use, and most attractive routers available. But you’ll need $200 to invest in this guy. The price might seem steep compared to other routers out there. And indeed, if you live
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Bill Clinton loves balloons more than anything Last night at the Democratic National Convention, we learned a number of things. Chelsea Clinton kind of sounds like Mia Thermopolis from The Princess Diaries if you close your eyes and squint your ears. ” Believing in science ” is somehow not a given for a presidential candidate in 2016. And most importantly, Bill Clinton, possible future First Gentleman of the United States, loves bal
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Evernote’s CEO on ‘unlocking the potential of every idea’ Evernote carved out a name for itself in the startup world with its relentless focus on productivity, synchronization and mobility (it debuted on the iPhone with the App Store’s launch in 2008). Today, almost 10 years since it was founded, the company has more than 200 million users. It wasn’t an easy path to success, though: For years, its customers complained about unstable apps , it suffered a
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Flint water scandal: More state officials charged Six Michigan state workers have been charged with hiding data that showed that Flint’s drinking water was unsafe.
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$10 Bluetooth Earbuds, Rock Band 4 Band Kit for $99, And More [US] How often do you see a pair of 4-star rated Bluetooth earbuds on sale for $10? The answer is just about never, but that’s just what you can get right now! Headphone Deals AUKEY Bluetooth Headphones ($9.99, 66% Off w/ Coupon Code AUBLUE09) AUKEY Bluetooth Headphones, Wireless Sport Earbuds with Built-in Remote & Mic for iPhone Android Smartphones – Green BPrice: $21.99 Buy Now at Amazon.com Wh
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Pokemon GO APK download and what to avoid Those in the minority in the world today unable to play Pokemon GO are searching for the app before final release. As such, today we’re reporting on the only safe locations for download and loading of the game Pokemon GO. Spoiler alert: user choices are few and in-between. To avoid hackers and exploits of all sorts, users are going to … Continue reading
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Product Regulation Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 29 July 2016.
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Windows 10 Week: Why Microsoft won’t hit 1 billion Windows 10 installs At last year’s Build conference, Windows and devices chief Terry Myerson announced one of those “bold ambitions” that Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella is so fond of: “Within two to three years of Windows 10’s release, there will be 1 billion devices running Windows 10”. That wouldn’t be just upgrades or even new PC sales; it would include Surface Hub, Xbox One, the upcoming HoloL
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The Most Controversial Line In Hillary Clinton’s Acceptance Speech Was About ScienceScience It wasn’t about gender or race. It was much simpler. It being the year 2016 and all, it’s hard to believe that a simple statement about trusting science was the most controversial line in Hillary Clinton’s nomination…
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Robot control: There’s an app for thatEfforts are underway to build robotics smartphone applications.
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This charger will levitate your smartphone Soon to be found in a Brookstone near you, the OvRcharge is a wireless charger than can levitate your smartphone using magnets. Of course as a third-party product it’s not true wireless charging — it requires a special case to charge your device — but it can levitate and rotate “most phones” using a magnet that you’ll need to attach to the back of your phone. At $177 — which is a Kickst
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News: The “techno-boreal” Wind Forest wins the LAGI Glasgow competition The Land Art Generator Initiative competition proves once again that clean-energy design can be pleasing to the eyes. The LAGI competition challenges inter-disciplinary design teams to propose permanent public art installations that are equipped with the latest technological innovations in sustainable energy. Following successful competitions in Copenhagen , Dubai, and New York, the 2016 site was
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Learn the Basics of Good Web Design in Four Minutes with This Tool Let’s say you’re new to web design, but you’re intent on learning how to build a site from start to finish. It can be a lot of info to take in, but this interactive tool can at least help get you started with the design. http://lifehacker.com/5790955/how-to… Designer Jeremy Thomas breaks down the basics of CSS in his “Web Design in 4 minutes tool.” It walks you through the process, explaining eac
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Spray-On Solar Material Holds PromiseMetal halide perovskite thin film solar cells self-assemble on nearly any surface by merely spraying them on at room temperature.
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A step closer to understanding the ‘switch’ that triggers flowering in plants Scientists have taken another crucial step towards understanding how plants initiate flowering. This new development uncovers a previously unidentified step in the process of vernalization, which links an important gene responsible for flowering time to the proteins that regulate it.
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Anker’s Travel-Friendly PowerPort 2 Charger Is Just $8 Today Anker PowerPort 2 , $8 with code bigdeal5 It’s no secret that Anker makes your favorite charging gear , and their popular and compact PowerPort 2 is on sale for just $8 right now with promo code bigdeal5. Note: Only available on the white model. http://gear.kinja.com/your-favorite-… While it doesn’t have Quick Charge built in, its two ports can pump out 2.4A of power simultaneously, which is enou
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UK architecture students seeking mental health care is on the rise, according to Architects’ Journal survey Nearly 90% of the 447 respondents said they had had to work through the night at some point. Almost one-third said they have to do it regularly. Two-thirds of undergraduates said their debt at the end of their course would be £30,000 or above. Despite that, almost a third said they had been asked to work in practice for free… [One student respondent] said: “A culture of suffering for your art i
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7 things no one tells you about buying a new car Shopping for and purchasing a brand new car is exciting — but it can also seem slightly overwhelming, especially when you’re in the market for a new model for the first time. There’s certainly no shortage of brands and models that come with many different features, capabilities and price tags. But it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. You can go into the process informed about the details that go i
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Four people in Florida likely contracted Zika from US mosquitoes Florida health officials warn there’s a high likelihood that four cases of Zika in the state were transmitted by local mosquitoes carrying the disease, a first in the continental United States. The Florida Department of Health believes that active transmission of Zika, meaning direct mosquito-to-human infection, is occurring in a small area in Miami-Dade county, north of the downtown area (as sho
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Facebook tries a new way to release open-source projects Last week, Facebook launched Create React App, a new project that helps React developers get started with their new projects. Turns out, that was only part of the story. Create React App was also the first project to enter the Facebook Incubator on GitHub. The Facebook Incubator is the company’s new process for releasing open-source projects and ensuring that they do well in the long run. Read Mo
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Renzo Piano-designed colorful, geometric sails animate this small town piazza The installation was made in collaboration with Alvisi Kirimoto + Partners Here’s a little color to put some wind into your Friday afternoon sails—literally. Renzo Piano, the 1998 Pritzker Prize-winning, Italian-born Paris-based architect, and Rome-based Alvisi Kirimoto + Partners have teamed up to create an installation of bright-hued, retracting sails in the Piazza Faber in Tempio Pausania, a s
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Troubled Japanese space agency seeks fresh start Push to resurrect instrument lost during satellite failure highlights JAXA’s resilience. Nature 536 13 doi: 10.1038/536013a
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Folded Vessel Storage Unit Designed by Chen Chen & Kai Williams for Brooklyn-based design house Good Thing, Folded Vessel is a multi-purpose storage unit / rack unlike most other options on the market. Folded Vessel is made in Pennsylvania and assembles to form an open cube with legs that’s perfectly sized to store and display records, magazines and books. On […]
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PROMENADE Conurbation, always in the middle of the city’s transformation dynamics. The site of the first production facility of the automotive company FIAT is located near the area subject of transformation for the centenary of the unification of Italy (ITALY 61) and principal place of Turin Olympics in 2006. One of the
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The Fast and Furious movies have nothing on the real Well of Death stunt I adore the Fast and the Furious films as much as the next Vin Diesel Fan Club member, but none feature a practical stunt that I find as gutsy or hypnotic as Maut ka Kuan, or “The Well of Death,” in Northern India. The concept is simple as it is dangerous: a handful of drivers speed motorcycles and cars around the walls of a large wooden barrel at an incline that approaches 90 degrees.
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Sony announces PlayStation VR space requirements—is your room big enough? This PlayStation VR promotional pamphlet page spells out some surprising room-space requirements for the system. (credit: Imgur) As Sony approaches the October launch of its first major virtual reality product , PlayStation VR, the company has begun to publish more info about its system. On Friday, advertising pamphlets revealed a previously unknown aspect: its space requirements. The amount of s
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How the DNC Pulled Off That Colossal Balloon Drop Remember all those balloons last night? Someone had to blow them up. The post How the DNC Pulled Off That Colossal Balloon Drop appeared first on WIRED .
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The National Weather Service Overhauls Its Forecasts and Sets Off a Nerd Fight NOAA just chose a model to revamp the way it makes weather predictions. Some meteorologists beg to differ. The post The National Weather Service Overhauls Its Forecasts and Sets Off a Nerd Fight appeared first on WIRED .
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We’re on the cusp of a gene editing revolution, are we ready? Beware the backlash, if fast-moving technologies for editing rogue genes outpace public acceptance
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Even the wealthy are having trouble buying homes in Silicon Valley, so lenders are offering “zero-down loans” Lenders often give special treatment to the wealthy, of course, but the tech industry has created a particularly ripe crop of clients who are rich or on their way. […] “Lenders get so caught up trying to stay competitive and finding a market edge, they basically allow greed to overcome common sense … Easy money does fuel and accelerate the inevitable bubble.” Related on Archinect: Facebook en
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Apple’s Tim Cook is hosting a Clinton campaign fundraiser this August It’s no secret Hillary Clinton has a friend in Silicon Valley elites. Now Apple CEO Tim Cook will be helping the democratic presidential candidate raise some cash for her campaign next month, according to an invitation letter obtained by BuzzFeed. Cook, who will be hosting the fundraiser for the Hillary Victory Fund as a private citizen, not as an Apple rep, will be joined… Read More
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Game Theory Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 29 July 2016.
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New iPhone Accessory Allows You To Record 360-Degree Videos Gadgets Insta360 also supports livestreaming If you’re one of the billion-plus Facebook users, it’s almost certain that you’ve seen a 360-degree video show up on your timeline. Now, you can record your own videos…
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ThinkGeek Brought Back Their Summer Sale with Up to 60% Off Once again, the geekiest of destinations, ThinkGeek , is having a massive sale. If you didn’t stock up on everything geekdom has to offer, now’s your chance. Grab up to 65% off all your geek essentials , like a Pac-Man Ghost lamp , Star Trek pajamas , even a Han Solo in Carbonite rug . Read more…
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Eldorado 7S Electric Powerboat A fully electric, zero emissions powerboat that reaches speeds up to 45mph.
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Comets aren’t collision crumbs according to Rosetta The Rosetta mission is dispelling the notion that comets are leftover bits from crushing cosmic collisions. Instead, analysis of data from the European Space Agency mission to Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko suggests that the icy bodies could actually be leftover from the primordial process of Solar System formation. .. Continue Reading Comets aren’t collision crumbs according to Rosetta Category
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New drunk driving research shows Uber’s claim of reducing DUIs is false It has long ceased to be BREAKING NEWS when Uber lies or exaggerates. It is, after all, the Donald Trump of startups. But there was certainly REMARKABLE NEWS to be found in research published this week by the American Journal of Epidemiology : Uber and Lyft have caused no measurable decline in drunk driving incidents…
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Watching Toothbrushes Melt Is So Incredibly Satisfying Humanity’s connection to fire dates back to when our earliest ancestors realized it could be used for warmth and survival. Why do you think staring into a campfire is so mesmerizing? It probably also explains why watching toothbrushes slowly melt and shrivel away is so utterly fascinating. That, or deep down you’re secretly harboring bad feelings towards your dentist. [ YouTube via Laughing Squid
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The Shrink Ray Death Ray Link PBS’ It’s Okay to Be Smart considers the intellectual concept of a shrink ray, and how if it were even possible to turn us all into Mike Teavee , we’d end up dead in the process, since many of the systems our bodies rely on would fail to do their jobs in miniature. More Awesome Stuff: Self-Pouring Liquid The Physics of the Theremin The Woosh Bottle How to Survive a Grenade Blast Crushing Fro
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The Discovery of New Emission Lines From Highly Charged Heavy Ions Professors Chihiro Suzuki and Izumi Murakami’s research group at the National Institute for Fusion Science, together with Professor Fumihiro Koike of Sophia University, injected various elements with high atomic numbers and produced highly charged ions(*1) in LHD plasmas. By measuring the emission spectrum of the extreme ultraviolet wavelength range, they discovered a new spectral line that had n
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INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC: Zika Goes Local in the United States State officials link cases of the virus to local mosquitoes in the mainland U.S. for the first time, setting off a new phase of public response — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Rescue services called to help marooned Pokemon Go players – CNET Technically Incorrect: In the UK, the tide comes in and a number of players are stranded on an island.
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Rice crops that can save farmers money and cut pollution A new study has identified ‘superstar’ varieties of rice that can reduce fertilizer loss and cut down on environmental pollution in the process, report scientists.
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Transit and training crucial to connecting unemployed with jobs The mismatch between unemployed workers and job vacancies is a serious problem in the Twin Cities region and it appears to have worsened since the turn of the millennium, new research indicates. The biggest concentrations of unemployed workers lack fast or frequent transit service to some of the richest concentrations of job vacancies, particularly vacancies in the south and southwest metro.
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Fish oil vs. lard: Why some fat can help or hinder your diet A diet high in saturated fat can make your brain struggle to control what you eat, says a new study. Consuming fish oil instead of lard can make a significant difference, the study shows.
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Meet OPPO, the fastest-growing smartphone brand in the world The fastest-growing smartphone maker globally — by far — is a little-known electronics company based in China called OPPO. OPPO grew by 137% in the second quarter of 2016, compared to a year ago, according to market research firm IDC. The company finished fourth overall, behind Samsung, Apple and Huawei, in that order. OPPO shipped 22.6 million smartphones in the second quarter and grabbed 6.6% o
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Here’s why only 1% of U.S. cropland is farmed organically despite voracious demand Only around one percent of U.S. cropland is dedicated to organic farming even though consumer appetite for organic foods reached an estimated $13.4 billion last year. According to a report in The Guardian, the reason more farmers haven’t converted to organic farming has to do with the high costs of getting certified, a process that takes three years before the U.S. Department of Agriculture can ce
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Iran’s ‘dying’ saltwater giant Lake Urmia turns blood-red (PHOTOS, VIDEO) A drought of epic proportions at Lake Urmia has brought the Iranian UNESCO site to the brink of disappearing off the face of the Earth, and is turning its once blue waters blood-red. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Moscow on Al-Nusra ‘rebranding’: Attempts by terrorists to disguise themselves futileRussia will continue fighting terrorists in Syria, even if they pretend to be someone else, its Foreign Ministry said following an announcement by Nusra Front that it will change its name and break up with Al Qaeda. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Tesla looking at cameras, radar in Florida crash A person familiar with the discussions says Tesla has told Senate committee staffers that its engineers have two main theories about what caused a fatal crash in Florida involving one of its electric cars in self-driving mode.
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The SunFriend Personal UV Monitor keeps your tan in check We should all spend more time outside, but unless we’re prompted by Pokemon GO, good luck getting us to go anywhere. If you do start to venture out into the sun’s rays more often, you need to give your skin proper protection from the sun. While sunscreen will certainly help, different skin types have differing sensitivities to UV exposure , and it’s hard to tell when you’ve gotten enough sun for
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Trees talk to each other and recognize their offspring The Lorax might have spoken for the trees, but it turns out that trees can speak for themselves. At least to other trees, that is.
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Welcome to the age of ancient DNA sequencing A cave in Iran where the bones of ancient human farmers were found. Their DNA was sequenced to unlock the mystery of who the earliest farmers were in the region. (credit: FEREIDOUN BIGLARI) The greatest technological revolution in human history arguably happened about 12,000 years ago, when humans first stopped living as hunter gatherers and became farmers. This so-called Neolithic Revolution tra
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3D printer backpacks are the geekiest backpacks There are plenty of geeky backpacks out there. Some have solar cells on them to power your gadgets, others let you keep those gadgets organized. This one is made to carry a 3D […]
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YouTube reveals RNC and DNC livestreams were viewed over 9 million times, average watch time was 25 minutes YouTube today shared some numbers for the official livestreams of the Republican National Convention ( RNC ) and Democratic National Convention ( DNC ), the political events where each U.S. political party chose their respective candidates for president: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. The two events were viewed live on YouTube over 9 million times, with viewers tuning in for 25 minutes on aver
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Architecture firm WOHA is greening Singapore’s urban core Taking foliage to new heights Tropical foliage is unlikely to be the first thing that springs to mind on a walk through central Singapore, an area abuzz with the cacophony of construction work. Yet amidst the chaos rises urban oasis PARKROYAL on Pickering, a high-end hotel dripping with ledges of eye-catching sky gardens. It’s one of the best-known projects by Singaporean architecture firm WOHA ,
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Criminologist investigates public safety consolidation In the first comprehensive work of its kind, a Michigan State University criminologist has completed a study on the implementation and outcomes of public safety consolidation – the merging of a city’s police and fire departments.
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Beetle lands a solid high five during passionate insect orgy Nice. YouTuber Viva Frei spotted a few Japanese beetles hanging out in some flowers in his yard, having a very intense beetle orgy. But instead of leaving the beetles alone, Frei decided to take part and went in for a high five. Naturally, the insect stuck out one of its little arms and delivered, like a true beetle bro. But this isn’t the first time that Frei high-fived an insect. Last year, he
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Microsoft will release new Windows 10 builds right after the Anniversary Update drops The Windows 10 Anniversary Update may be rolling out next week, but that doesn’t mean Microsoft is resting on its laurels. While it took a while after Windows 10’s first release for Microsoft’s beta-testing Insider program to continue, this time the company says it’s planning on getting new builds out to Insiders right away – before the end of August. These new builds will be under the Redstone 2
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Windyty Is an Interactive Weather and Wind Map with Very Precise Data Windyty is a gorgeous weather map that’s overlaid with current temperature conditions, wind patterns, and can be customized to show as much or as little weather information as you deem necessary. You can add cloud cover, precipitation, and more, and there’s even an Android app to take it all with you on the go. Last week we highlighted Ventusky , a similar service, but many of you noted that Wind
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Tactical Haptics shows us future of VR controller feedback with Oculus integration Although the rumble haptics in the Oculus Touch and HTC Vive virtual reality controllers do a good job of giving you an indication of something happening to your hand in virtual reality, they don’t have much nuance to them. A rumble here for this, a vibration here for that — but there are other haptic systems out there. Take Tactical Haptics Reactive Grip motion controller. It uses sliding bars t
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The Navy is funding research for underwater glue that can be ‘switched’ on and offAnyone who has ever made the mistake of wearing a Band-Aid in the shower knows all too well that adhesives which appear to be secure when dry quickly peel off when they get wet. The challenge of creating glue that works underwater is the focus of Bruce Lee , an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Michigan Technological University. To help him crack this conundrum, Lee has just been a
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In France, hiring biases slightly favor women in male-dominated STEM fields Women enjoy a slight advantage over men when applying to become science teachers in France, a new study suggests.
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Knots in chaotic waves New research, using computer models of wave chaos, has shown that three-dimensional tangled vortex filaments can in fact be knotted in many highly complex ways. read more
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Thousands rush to see Kilauea lava flow reach ocean The lava flow from Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano vent has attracted thousands of visitors since it began oozing down in May and finally reached the ocean this week.
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Juice Up on the Road With This $6 Quick Charge 2.0 Charger This Aukey car charger includes a Quick Charge 2.0 port for your phone, a standard charging port for your passenger, and a free microUSB cable to boot. As far as these things go, $6 is about as good a price as you’ll ever see. Read more…
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Blood pressure hormone promotes obesity New research helps explain how a hormone system often targeted to treat cardiovascular disease can also lower metabolism and promote obesity.
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Psychiatry on closed and open wards: The suicide risk remains the same In psychiatric clinics with an exclusively open-door policy, the risk of patients committing suicide or absconding from treatment is no higher than in clinics with locked wards. This has been demonstrated in a large study in which around 350,000 cases were analyzed over a period of 15 years.
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Reports: iPhone 7 preorders to start September 9, release date a week later If you’ve been eyeing the iPhone 7, your wait is just about over. Apple hasn’t officially announced anything, but as we get closer to the event the information is seemingly leaking out of every corner of the Web. According to leaks multiple sources, including Evan Blass, the notorious mobile device leaker, Apple is set to start preorders of the newest iteration iPhone on September 9. As usual, Bl
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“Kiev is a city where any and all public space is seized upon by parasitic capital” Opinion: a temporary installation around a plinth that once hosted an infamous statue of Lenin in Ukraine accidentally highlights a deeper problem facing the city than what to do with the relics of Soviet rule, finds Owen Hatherley . (more…)
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Back to the future: Space concept art of ‘60s & ‘70s now looks closer to fact than fiction (PHOTOS) Even before the moon landings people were dreaming of a life among the stars, and perhaps none more so than Philip Bono, a space engineer whose concept artwork is eerily similar to the contraptions used in space travel today. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Syria says latest US-led coalition strikes killed 45 civilians near Manbij Syria has appealed to the UN claiming that 45 civilians were killed and 50 injured in US-led coalition airstrikes outside the city of Manbij near Aleppo on Thursday. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Mosquitoes in Miami have transmitted Zika virus – Florida gov The first known transmissions of the Zika virus in the United States unrelated to travel or sexual contact is believed to have occurred in Florida, the state’s governor has announced. The four people infected live in the Miami area. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Alphabet’s Q2 financial results beat expectations, show strong growth Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc. is soaking it up today, as its financial results for the second quarter are in and they’re looking good in almost every area. The company is showing significant year-over-year growth in most areas, with Alphabet CFO Ruth Porat saying that the company is now reaping the benefits of the investments it has made in the … Continue reading
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Jems Architecki’s Polish conference center is built on an old coal mine This post is brought to you by Figueras International Seating . Katowice, a city of 300,000 inhabitants in the South of Poland, wants to leave its past of mining industry behind. In the heart of the city, and on what was formerly a mine and its inevitable mountains of mining residue, today we find there the new City Conference Centre: MCK ‐ International Conference Centre (ICC) , designed by the
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Big Telecom Wants a DC Circuit Net Neutrality Review. Here’s Why That’s Unlikely The nation’s largest cable and telecom industry trade groups on Friday asked a federal court for a rare “en banc” review of last month’s decision upholding US rules protecting net neutrality, the principle that all content on the internet should be equally accessible to consumers. The industry petitions come six weeks after a three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columb
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How You Can Think Smarter & Make Better Decisions Every Day From the small decisions like what to eat for dinner to the much larger things we have to weigh, such as whether now is the right time to move to a new place or buy a house, life is full of things that require us to decide things about our lives. However, it’s often difficult to reach those decisions However, it’s often difficult to reach those decisions with confidence, especially when we’re req
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The Rare Presenter by Fferone x Gentner – for when it’s ‘Suntory Time’ Creativity, sophistication and functionalism are words to describe the artefact of the romance and professional collaboration between an architect and a metalsmith; Felicia Ferrone and Christopher Gentner. Their respective design firms, Fferone and Gentner, have come together to create the Rare Presenter whisky glass set – a work of art you could expect from its award-winning designers. Inspired
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Samsung Turbo Powerbot Robotic Vacuum The smartest and most powerful robotic vacuum on the market.
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Sora Electric Superbike by Lito A super fast super sleek carbon fiber electric superbike handbuilt in Canada.
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SwiftKey’s typing predictions may have leaked users’ emails SwiftKey, a popular keyboard app, has suspended a syncing feature that may have leaked users’ emails to strangers. The problem has been popping up through the app’s prediction bar. A few users on Reddit have noticed that it’s been offering strange suggestions — including emails they’ve never seen and foreign language terms they’ve never used. “And now, I’m getting someone else’s German predictio
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Big batteries for every home and business: Energy storage to double this year The global energy storage market is expected to double as homes and businesses adopt battery energy storage to supplement rooftop solar and other renewable energy systems, according to a new report by IHS. According to IHS, over the next decade, lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries will become the mainstream energy-storage technology, with more than 80% of global energy storage installations including
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Novel ‘repair system’ discovered in algae may yield new tools for biotechnology The algae C. reinhardtii uses a novel system for releasing an interrupting sequence from a protein — a technique that may be useful for protein purification.
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Lattice structure absorbs vibrationsResearchers have developed a lattice structure capable of absorbing a wide range of vibrations while also being useful as a load-bearing component — for example, in propellers, rotors and rockets. It can absorb vibrations in the audible range, which are the most undesirable in engineering applications.
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Molecular troublemakers instead of antibiotics? They may be slimy, but they are a perfect environment for microorganisms: biofilms. Protected against external influences, here bacteria can grow undisturbed, and trigger diseases. Scientists are researching how it can be possible to prevent the formation of biofilms from the beginning. On this basis, alternatives to antibiotics could be developed, as many pathogens are already resistant.
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Unapproved genetically modified wheat found in Washington Federal authorities say genetically modified wheat that’s not approved for sale or production in the United States has been found growing in a field in Washington state.
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Research team develops ultrathin, transparent oxide thin-film transistors for wearable display With the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) era, strong demand has grown for wearable and transparent displays that can be applied to various fields such as augmented reality (AR) and skin-like …
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New method for making green LEDs enhances their efficiency and brightness Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign have developed a new method for making brighter and more efficient green light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Using an industry-standard …
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What does and doesn’t work with chatbots today 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! GUEST: Sometime around Christmas, when we look back at the year 2016 in tech, one of the biggest trends will be chatbots. Suddenly, all of the Silicon Valley engineers who live in detached houses and drive to work realized that most of the planet’s po
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The Best Mirrored Lens SunglassesMirrored frames are back, they’re fashionable, and they’re even practical. … Read More »
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Mars gullies likely not formed by liquid water New findings using data from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show that gullies on modern Mars are likely not being formed by flowing liquid water. This new evidence will allow researchers to further narrow theories about how Martian gullies form, and reveal more details about Mars’ recent geologic processes.
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Cognitive ability varies, but prejudice is universal A new study shows both high and low cognitive ability have distinct prejudices against particular groups.
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KOAR Bone Conduction Bluetooth Headset While it sounds like a calibrated method of torture, bone conduction is actually a natural human feature. When we hear sounds, they reach us by traveling through both our eardrums and our bones. These bone phones…as it were…from SainSonic have honed the bone…as it were…and use vibrations deliver sound exclusively through our face and skull. The upside to KOAR’s Bone Conduction Bluetooth H
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Elegant Art Deco Kitchen Design With Glam Touches This gorgeous art deco kitchen is a fantastic space, full of light and style. The walls and ceiling are white, there are big windows that just fill the kitchen with daylight. The floor is covered with amazing geometric tiles styled right like in the 20s. One of the walls is clad with large mirror tiles, which not only give the space a glam look but also reflect the light and make the kitchen seem
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SOUP3RB Cook + Blend Blender It looks like someone stuck the SOUP3RB’s name in a blender. I’ll leave it up to you to decide whether the word that came out of 3 Square’s Cook + Blend machine is hot or cold. As you’d expect, the 7-cup blender can puree and pulverize with the best of them. Use it for smoothies, dressings and sauces, and summertime’s favorite companion, frozen cocktails. Or use the SOUP3RB to make soup. Like, re
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Green monkeys acquired Staphylococcus aureus from humans Many deadly diseases that afflict humans were originally acquired through contact with animals. New research published in ASM’s Applied and Environmental Microbiology shows that pathogens can also jump the species barrier to move from humans to animals. The study, that will publish July 29, shows that green monkeys in The Gambia acquired Staphylococcus aureus from humans. read more
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The Freewrite is the ultimate distraction-free writing tool riting on a computer is awful. Without discipline – in my case, at least – an effort to get out 1,000 words of non-fiction usually ends up consisting of thirty minutes of web browsing before writing, intermittent Facebook trips while tapping out a few hundred words, and a nice jaunt through Hacker News at the 750 word mark. I get the job done, but I know my brain isn’t doing… Read More
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Inflammatory response to ceramic scaffolds promotes bone regeneration Researchers have identified how inflammation, when precisely controlled, is crucial to bone repair.
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Frequent nut consumption associated with less inflammation In a study of more than 5,000 people, investigators have found that greater intake of nuts was associated with lower levels of biomarkers of inflammation, a finding that may help explain the health benefits of nuts.
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Build Out Your Multi-Monitor Setup For Just $85 Per Screen This 22″ 1080p monitor doesn’t have any bells or whistles, but at $85, you could probably afford to buy several of the to build out your battle station . Read more…
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Dream Home 2.0: Starchitect plans on a budget In the 1990’s, Life magazine ran a series of articles in which they asked some of the most renowned architects at the time to design homes that could be built for under US$200,000. They also sold the plans. One of the most popular of those designs, by architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen has been revamped and made available for sale again – although inflation has had its way with the price tag. .. Cont
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Candylab Wooden Toy Cars Price: $7+ | Pledge Candylab makes wooden models of cars from the ’50s and ’60s. They’re crowdfunding their latest batch of toys, which consists of a station wagon, a pair of race cars and building blocks to complement their cars. More Awesome Stuff: DIY RC Hot Rod Elastic Precision Rubber Band Guns LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS Splinter Wooden Supercar LEGO Land Rover Concept
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User beware: Deleted WhatsApp chats not gone forever, says iOS researcher When WhatsApp announced the introduction of end to end encryption in April, many users welcomed the greater privacy protections. However that sense of security is being challenged by claims that deleted messages are not actually permanently removed. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Lack of sex a political problem’: Sweden orders study into why its citizens aren’t getting it onReputed to be one of the most sexually progressive countries in the world, Sweden is launching the first major government sex study in two decades, after smaller surveys revealed that Swedes are enjoying less and less lovemaking. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Edward Snowden & WikiLeaks clash on Twitter over how to better leak data Former US National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden has criticized WikiLeaks, a seemingly fellow whistleblower, on Twitter for failing to provide “modest curation.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Stantt DataFit Polo Small, medium, and large do the job for a few, but attaining a perfect fit takes tailoring. Or something like Stantt’s DataFit sizing, originally launched with their button downs . It’s now made its way to the polo as well as the t-shirt, providing 75 distinct sizes for each that better accommodate the dimensions of your actual body and not some loose-fitting, “close enough” standard. Finding you
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Brazil’s Lula faces trial linked to Petrobras scandal Brazil’s former President Lula is to stand trial for obstruction of justice in a case related to the scandal at state oil firm Petrobras.
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Researchers find molecular switch that triggers bacterial pathogenicity The supercoiling of bacterial chromosomes around histone-like proteins can trigger the expression of genes that make the microbe invasive, new research shows. The discovery could provide a new target for the development of drugs to prevent or treat bacterial infection, say scientists.
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Scientists identify immunological profiles of people who make powerful HIV antibodies People living with HIV who naturally produce broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) that may help suppress the virus have different immunological profiles than people who do not, researchers report. While bNAbs cannot completely clear HIV infections in people who already acquired the virus, scientists believe a successful preventive HIV vaccine must induce bNAbs. Defining how to safely replicate
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Nimb is a Smart Ring that will call for help when you need it Walking alone at night can be pretty terrifying because you can’t always have an entourage with you, but if anything happens, “you shouldn’t have been alone”. What’s worse, you can be attacked in broad daylight, even when you’re 200 feet from the police station . Being ambushed isn’t going to give you enough time to get to pepper spray or dial 911. Getting your phone out and calling an emergency
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Astronaut Academy, a.k.a. ‘Harry Potter in Space,’ Gets Optioned for TV and Film “It’s Harry Potter in space,” says producer Vivek J. Tiwary and really, that’s all he needs to say. That short sentence is enough to get people interested in Astronaut Academy , a comic series by Dave Roman that Tiwary just optioned to make into both a TV show and movie. Read more…
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The Enigma of Howard Stern, and the Week’s Other Mysteries We’re proud to bring NextDraft—the most righteous, most essential newsletter on the web—to WIRED.com. The post The Enigma of Howard Stern, and the Week’s Other Mysteries appeared first on WIRED .
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Technicolor is building VR and AR projects for companies For several years Technicolor has been providing video content for Hollywood movie studios. Now, it’ll be working on virtual reality and augmented reality projects as well. The company is opening the Technicolor Experience Center in Culver City, California, to develop technology, platforms, and content for VR and AR. What makes it special is that it will be a place where all of Technicolor’s disc
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25% of UK Architecture Students Treated for Mental Health Issues, Says Report In July, when the Centers for Disease Control released a report documenting suicide rates by occupation in the U.S., it yielded both bleak and surprising results: Architects and engineers ranked fifth on the list, beating out high-stress jobs like police officers, firefighters, and corrections workers.
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Replication project investigates self-control as limited resource A new research replication project, involving 24 labs and over 2,100 participants, failed to reproduce findings from a previous study that suggested that self-control is a depletable resource.
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Something deep within: Nanocrystals grown in nanowires Scientists have tailored extremely small wires that carry light and electrons. These new structures could open up a potential path to smaller, lighter, or more efficient devices, they say.
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The U.S. Olympic team will be forced to wear boat shoes to the Games The Olympics are around the corner and, with it, every country’s uniforms. Some privileged nations like Cuba will have the honor of sporting chic head-to-toe looks from the likes of Christian Louboutin. SEE ALSO: Boat shoes are never, ever stylish Image: Christian louboutin The brand will provide fire sneakers and sandals for each athlete. Meanwhile, France will outfit its athletes in crisp, spor
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New Device Steps US Towards Quantum Computing If biochemists had access to a quantum computer, they could perfectly simulate the properties of new molecules to develop drugs in ways that would take today’s fastest computers decades. A new device takes us closer to providing such a computer.
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Stanford, SLAC Play Key Role in New DOE Battery Consortium A newly formed Battery500 consortium, including researchers from Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, will receive up to $10 million each year for the next five years to develop a new battery technology that could make electric vehicles go two to three times farther and make them less expensive.
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Revealing the Fluctuations of Flexible DNA in 3D For the first time, scientists captured high-resolution 3D images from individual double-helix DNA segments attached at either end to gold nanoparticles, potentially valuable information about disease-relevant proteins and DNA assembly.
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New Imaging Technique Sees Elements that Are “Invisible” to Common Methods Molecular Foundry scientists developed a new imaging technique that greatly improves images of light elements by fewer electrons in electron microscopy.
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Ticwatch 2 is a slick smartwatch that raised $500K on Kickstarter in just 3 days If you haven’t been tempted to buy a smartwatch yet, or have been disappointed by your purchase of an Apple Watch, one of Samsung’s (many) Gear wearables or others, there may yet be salvation for you. Read More
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Fighting biofilms by messing with the language of bacteria If you’ve ever had a vase of flowers develop a stinky slimy film inside, then you’re familiar with biofilms. While these organized gangs of bacteria are unpleasant in such a situation, in medical setting like hospitals, they can be downright dangerous. Biofilms are notoriously difficult to dispatch (think about how hard it is to clean that vase), so researchers at Germany’s Kiel University, in co
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Peter Suderman Talks Gary Johnson, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and Star Trek on The Federalist Radio Hour I joined guest host Mary Katherine Ham on today’s edition of The Federalist Radio Hour. We talked about all things 2016: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the Republican and Democratic conventions, Gary Johnson and the possibilities for third-party candidates. Also: Star Trek . You can listen to the whole thing below.
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US job of the week: dean at Woodbury University School of Architecture Our US job of the week on the new and improved Dezeen Jobs website is for a dean at Woodbury University’s School of Architecture in Burbank California, where facilities include the Julius Shulman building (pictured). Visit the ad for full details or browse other architecture and design opportunities on Dezeen Jobs .
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Twilio launches an API that notifies it of any message deliverability issues Twilio has launched another API , this time with the expectation that it’ll help improve its network. With the Twilio Message Feedback API , Twilio is being proactive in understanding when there are issues with message deliverability. Developers can programmatically submit reports back to Twilio notifying it of “critical deliverability information.” “There’s nothing worse than a delayed text mess
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Supercars, super cars and a Gigafactory: Our week on Instagram – Roadshow Next week, Instagram will be somebody else’s problem! Mwahaha. I’ll probably still have to write this, though.
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Vaio’s colorful new C15 laptop is eye-catching, costs a bit more than it should Remember Vaio, the line of laptops formerly owned by Sony? It’s still kicking, and about to launch a colorful new model: the Vaio C15 . This is the first standard laptop from Vaio since Sony sold the brand in 2014, and it’s looking pretty good. The key selling point, so far as we can tell, is the color options — the laptop comes in unique combinations like yellow/black, white/copper, navy/gray, a
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Abundant and diverse ecosystem found in area targeted for deep-sea mining In a study published in Scientific Reports , scientists discovered impressive abundance and diversity among the creatures living on the seafloor in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone (CCZ)–an area in the equatorial Pacific Ocean being targeted for deep-sea mining. The study, lead authored by Diva Amon, a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science an
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Microsoft cuts 2,850 more jobs – CNETThe company continues its streamlining with yet another round of layoffs.
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Corkscrew-shaped vortex lasers could keep Moore’s Law kicking a little longer In recent years, concerns that Moore’s Law is about to fall apart have been intensifying as engineers have just about squeezed the maximum amount of processing power possible out of each atom in intricately fabricated silicon chips. But a new study suggests that encoding information using corkscrew-shaped laser beams could help us keep pace with our ever-increasing data demands .. Continue Readin
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Steam kicks off weekend-long Virtual Reality sale If you’re one of the folks who happen to own an Oculus Rift or an HTC Vive, you might like to know that there’s a rather large Steam sale on VR games going on this weekend. Steam runs weekend-long sales each and every week, but this time around the focus is firmly on getting you some virtual reality games without … Continue reading
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Eight Modernist masterpieces in Rio de Janeiro to visit during the Olympics Rio 2016: with a week to go until the Olympic and Paralympic games in Rio de Janeiro , we’ve selected eight of the city’s best examples of Modernist architecture and landscaping that visitors shouldn’t miss (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Suspect on Russia’s terrorist list apprehended at Stockholm airport, later walks freePolice at Stockholm Arlanda Airport in Sweden apprehended a suspect who was being sought internationally and was wanted by Russia on suspicion of terrorism and murder. After being questioned, however, the man was later released without charge. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Will banning foreign funds for French mosques help combat terrorism? In calling for a ban on foreign financing of French mosques, France’s prime minister has touched on a tricky debate in a country where the state’s relations with a fragmented Muslim community are constrained by entrenched secular rules.
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Soylent founder’s abandoned “eco-living experiment” could land him in jail Soylent’s Rob Rhinehart is facing criminal charges and fines up to $4,000 for allegedly refusing to remove a shipping container he placed on top of a hill behind his home in the Montecito Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. The head of the meal replacement startup weirdly named after a movie where they ground up and served people in drink form was charged with unpermitted… Read More
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Amazon Reaches New High Of 268,900 Employees — Skyrocketing 47% In Just One YearAmazon remains one of the biggest attractors of talent worldwide. During its quarterly earnings, the company said it hired 23,700 employees in the second quarter — making the total employee headcount at the company 268,900. GeekWire reports: Amazon’s headcount has grown by a staggering amount over the last few years. Its employment numbers increased close to 10 percent in the last three months an
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Verizon launches premium tech support service for all your connected devices Verizon has launched a premium tech support service for its FiOS and high speed Internet customers that covers every connected device in your home.
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NOWA Nowa Huta Social housing in Cracow.
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Everything We Can Piece Together About Apple’s Mysterious Car Project It’s 2016, and Apple’s mysterious, oft-buzzed about car project is still tucked away under the “ideas that may or may not happen in this lifetime” section of the company’s filing cabinet. Despite a powerful rumor mill— former Apple board member Mickey Drexler once claimed it was Steve Jobs’ “dream” to make an iCar, and reports have repeatedly materialized over the years that Apple was in various
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Smart technology bringing smart revenues The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has reported that sales of tech products, such as drones, wearables and smart home appliances will increase 1.3 percent above last year’s industry revenues. The popularity of smart technology and the increased awareness about the Internet of Things should end up pushing the consumer technology industry within the U.S. to $286.6 billion in revenues by the
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Prince death: Judge snubs claims by 29 would-be heirs A judge in the US state of Minnesota dismisses claims by 29 people who said they were Prince’s heirs, including five people who said they were his child.
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Brookhaven Chemists Contribute to Effort to Make Next-Generation Electric Vehicle BatteriesImagine, on the streets of the United States, electric vehicles as affordable and convenient as gasoline-powered vehicles. Now imagine that scene taking place in just a few years.
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It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Super-Ion Building Blocks More efficient solar cells will likely be based on a family of materials known as hybrid perovskites. Scientists identified how to control different properties and stability in these solar cell materials using lead-free preparation.
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Steve Vai literally bled for his music on ‘Passion and Warfare’ “For some people, certain music needs to sink in. And when it does, it’s savored .” There are guitar gods, and then there’s Steve Vai. Vai catapulted the art of guitar playing into new realms the instant he became the designated “impossible guitar parts” player in Frank Zappa’s band while he was still a teenager. From there, he replaced Yngwie Malmsteen in Alcatrazz, was the devil’s chosen guitar
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Flexible building blocks of the future A discovery may lead to more close-fitting, comfortable and user-friendly prosthetics.
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Taking on astronomy misconceptions isn’t easy With the help of surveys and statistics, we tried to optimize the order in which we presented astronomy concepts. But students persisted in retaining wrong ideas about them.
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Discourage or subsidize gamma irradiators? NNSA does both Accelerators could replace dangerous cobalt-60 as a sterilization option, but cost may be prohibitive.
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Social media opens telescope operations to the world A telescope’s renovation leads to an outreach reinvention.
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Fermilab courts Latin American physicists The lab wants to build on existing connections with Mexico and Central and South America as it begins to build a flagship neutrino lab.
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Data science can be an attractive career for physicists Boot camps can help researchers transition into nonacademic jobs that use big data.
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The colors of radiative beta decay The energy distribution of photons produced in a rare neutron-decay mode has now been measured.
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Xenon chemistry under pressure At geological pressures and temperatures, xenon can form a host of stable oxides.
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Record-breaking protein images have applications for drug discovery Thanks to new electron detectors, cryoelectron microscopy is experiencing a revolution. It can now solve the structures of small biomolecules at high resolution.
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The Big Science of stockpile stewardshipIn the quarter century since the US last exploded a nuclear weapon, an extensive research enterprise has maintained the resources and know-how needed to preserve confidence in the country’s stockpile.
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Meghnad Saha: Physicist and nationalistDeeply committed to the cause of Indian independence, Saha occasionally detoured from his physics to conduct a revolutionary mission or pen a populist manifesto.
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Do quantum spin liquids exist? The search for the hypothetical state has been a 43-year-long slog, one whose end may now be in sight.
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Microsoft listens and learns, pulls a passing grade for Windows 10’s freshman year The most important ingredient in Windows 10’s success during its first 12 months wasn’t even a product feature, analysts said today as the operating system completed its freshman year. “It was the fact that Microsoft was willing to learn from its mistakes, then make course corrections,” Steve Kleynhans of Gartner said when asked to pinpoint Windows 10’s most significant accomplishment.
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You Won’t Waste Any More Food or Money with These Discounted Produce ContainersWe’re all probably a bit ashamed of the amount of produce we allow to spoil in the fridge, but these Rubbermaid FreshWorks containers use a few neat tricks to extend your food’s lifespan, and avoid unnecessary waste. Read more…
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North Carolina voter ID law is discriminatory – federal appeals court A federal appeals court struck down a North Carolina law requiring voters to present a photo ID before casting ballots in elections, finding that certain provisions in it were “enacted with racially discriminatory intent.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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RT visits Erdogan’s self-exiled arch-nemesis Fethullah Gulen at his US estate An RT reporter has met with “Turkey’s most wanted man,” Fethullah Gulen, a powerful preacher who has been living in self-exile in the US state of Pennsylvania. Ankara blames the scholar for the recent coup attempt in Turkey and wants him extradited. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The dankest wizards of all time and spaceIf you’ve spent any time at all with fantasy fiction you know full well that there’s absolutely nothing doper than a wizard.
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Instagram to roll out anti-harassment tools Online harassment is a big problem, with 40 percent of all people on the internet having reported experiencing some form of harassment online, according to Pew Research Center. In order to combat harassment on Instagram, the photo-sharing platform is gearing up to let people with “high volume content threads” filter their comment streams, or just turn them off entirely, The… Read More
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Tiny laser makes ‘twisted light’ New device could allow orbital angular momentum to be used in telecommunication devices
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Living Room Alienware Gaming PC for $375 this weekend in Deals Living Room Alienware Gaming PC for $375 this weekend in Deals Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site If you dreamed of having a PC to game on in your living room about the size and price of a modern console, it’s here. This weekend Dell has their new Alienware Steam Machine with a Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and a 1TB hard drive priced at only $375 after coupon ALPHA15. That’s just a few buc
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Hobbit Sauna: Grassy Hill House Hides a Relaxing Secret Looking part hobbit hole, part concrete bunker on the outside, this grassy knoll disguises a surprising secret. You might approach the little square window in the door expecting to see one of J.R.R. Tolkien’s signature darkened interiors lined with deep-toned hand-carved wood and colorful carpets, but what greets you instead is a modern sauna, with curving built-in benches facing a fire. Spherica
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Lava Spilling Over a Cliff Looks Like Hot Candy All images: David Ford Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has been slowly leaking lava onto the surface around it for over three decades now, but only rarely does that lava reach the island’s cliffs. This week, it finally did—and a photographer caught the whole thing from a boat. David Ford started snapping photos of the streaming lava when it first hit the ocean on Tuesday from a touring boat stationed of
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Cooper Standard: Automotive Hoses Can Be Innovative? This was the question I had when briefed by Cooper Standard an automotive parts company that is currently growing about 1.5x the automotive parts industry due to its innovative processes and products.
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Apple Watch 2’s thinner screen hopefully means longer battery life The second-generation Apple Watch might be getting thinner, according to a new report from Digitimes . Apple display supplier, TPK Holdings, revealed that the company is transitioning from a glass-on-glass panel to a “One Glass Solution” (OGS) in the upcoming Apple Watch refresh. Traditional touch screens have used glass-on-glass technology, which sandwiches components between two sheet
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Watch a Katana Bend When It Hits LiquidIn order to harden the edge of steel, swords are often heated until they’re impossibly hot and then quenched in liquid to rapidly cool down. This creates a much stronger grain structure in the steel which obviously leads to a much stronger sword. An interesting thing that happens during this quenching process is how the sword dramatically bends before it snaps back into shape (with a slight upwar
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Watch SpaceX fire up the Falcon 9 rocket that landed in May SpaceX has landed five Falcon 9 rockets since the company started trying in 2015 , but yesterday it put one of them through the first major test to see if it will ever fly again. The company posted a video to YouTube last night that shows the tied-down rocket firing at full thrust for just under three minutes — essentially the same amount of time that they would fire during a normal trip to space
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Girl writes her dad a nice letter just in case there’s something weird in her room Trigger warning, dads. A very considerate daughter, concerned over her father’s sense of smell, wrote a nice note just in case her dad notices a certain smell from her room in the morning. SEE ALSO: Resident gives postman a seemingly impossible task Image: reddit, mysoulishome We hope Gracie made it through the night without having to utilize the towel, and there was plenty of Pepto-Bismol nearby
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Windows 7 PCs with free OS upgrade are still available, for now Many computer users have upgraded from Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10 as part of Microsoft’s free upgrade offer, which ends on Friday. After Friday, holdovers who want to upgrade from Windows 7 will have to shell out from $119.99 to $199.99 for a Windows 10 license. But for those who’d rather buy a new PC, Windows 7 laptops and desktops will still be available with the flexibility to upgrade to Win
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This Speculative Project Imagines A Mixed-Use Building Wrapped Around the Arc de Triomphe © Patterlini Benoit French architect Patterlini Benoit has imagined a mixed-use building to be wrapped around one half of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris . Completed in 1836 as a memorial to the victories of the French armies under Napoleon, Paris’ triumphal arch is one of the most iconic and visited landmarks in France and the world over. But Benoit argues that its status as a tourist destination h
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Mysterious “Top Secret: Project Goldfinger” sign spotted in Tesla factory Tesla boss Elon Musk likes to talk about his Masterplans, ambitions to move the human race to Mars, and belief that we’re living in a computer simulated reality, so it’s no surprise that he sometimes gets compared to a James Bond villain. Those comparisons now look even more accurate after…
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Judge Rules Political Robocalls Are Protected By First Amendment Trailrunner7 quotes a report from On the Wire: A federal judge has ruled that robocalls made on behalf of political candidates are protected by the First Amendment and cannot be outlawed. The decision came in a case in Arkansas, where political robocalls had been illegal for more than 30 years. On Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Leon Holmes ruled that banning political robocalls amounts to an
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Man Arrested in Syracuse While Filming Cops Arresting Someone Else Video sent live initially to Facebook Live, shot by a man with a group called “OG Against Violence” which is deliberately designed to keep a citizen eye on possible police misconduct, shows the man being arrested by a Syracuse, NY, officer for no obvious crime other than filming the officer conducting a roadside arrest across the street. The video: After being ordered to not speak by th
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Calif. Cops Are Using Meth Lab Law to Keep Going After Legal Medical Marijuana CompaniesCalifornia laws prohibit the use of butane as part of the chemical process to create cannabis extracts, used for oils and marijuana products that aren’t rolled up in joints or used in bongs. It’s considered a safety issue. Butane is flammable, and very nasty accidents may happen if the chemical process goes wrong. Some burn centers reported in 2015 that 10 percent of their cases were a result of
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Clinton Makes History, Intelligence Officials Would Like to Keep Trump in the Dark, Conventions Finally Over: P.M. Links Hillary Clinton makes history . The D.C. metro had a really, really bad day. An unofficial Black Lives Matter group endorsed Republican Sen. Rob Portman for re-election. Donald Trump blames the RNC for poor convention ratings . U.S. intelligencd officials are wary of giving Trump access to national security briefings. Yeah, Gary Johnson’s religious freedom answers were pretty bad . Conservative a
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How to Stream All the Biggest Lollapalooza Performances This Weekend Lollapalooza kicked off last night, but things are getting going in earnest today with the likes of Major Lazer, Miike Snow, and Future hitting the stage tonight. Good news too, you can live stream pretty much everything all weekend long over on Red Bull TV. All you’ll need to do is head over to Red Bull TV’s Lollapalooza site on your computer, or snag any of its apps to watch it on-the-go or on
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Facebook: We will fight IRS over billions in possible owed back taxes (credit: Kurtis Garbutt ) Facebook has formally informed its investors that it could be on the hook for billions more in back taxes if the Internal Revenue Service’s legal efforts are successful. This notice comes weeks after federal investigators asked a judge in California to force Facebook to open up its financial and business records for 2010—the year that the social networking giant establis
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App Annie: Pokémon Go makes $10 million every day without cannibalizing other gamesNiantic 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 Pokémon Company has evolved the mobile gaming economy. Pokémon Go , the Google Maps location game where players catch pocket monsters by walking around the real world, is making $10 million in revenues daily from iOS and Google Play worldwide, acc
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Stephen Hawking: Being stinking rich shouldn’t be our dream – CNET Technically Incorrect: The famed physicist says we’re going to have to start sharing our money more.
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Geek Toys : Pokémon Monopoly Kanto Edition Pokemonopoly! Instead of collecting properties on this Pokémon Monopoly Kanto Edition adventure you’re collecting Pokémon to train, build Poké Marts and Pokémon Centers, and fight with your fellow trainers. $44.99
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Home & Office : Star Trek Personnel Tin Sign You can’t park that shuttlecraft here! Let all the Klingons and Romulans that have been scoping out your parking space or the entrance to your hideout know – this area is for Starfleet personnel only! $5.99
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Why waste hard drive space? Study shows streaming made up 75 percent of piracy in 2015Are you finding yourself streaming more and more content while your Blu-ray collection gathers dust? It turns out that the convenience of streaming is just as alluring to those who aren’t paying for their content. Game of Thrones might have been the most downloaded show of 2015 , but even pirates are turning away from downloads. According to MUSO’s 2016 Global Film & TV Piracy Market Insight
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Genovation GXE breaks land speed record for electric cars at 205.6 mph They call it ” a car that is both exhilarating for drivers and gentle on the environment.”
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Feature Request: App installs via web w/ a redesigned iTunes + App Store web view The above concept of how Apple could improve its current iTunes/App Store web view comes from STRV designer Ales Nesetril . It’s not the first time someone has suggested it, but it got me thinking once again about app installs via the web. What is Apple waiting for? more… Filed under: Apple
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Windows 7 PCs with free OS upgrade are still available, for now Many computer users have upgraded from Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10 as part of Microsoft’s free upgrade offer, which ends on Friday. After Friday, holdovers who want to upgrade from Windows 7 will have to shell out US$119.99 to $199.99 for a Windows 10 license. But for those who’d rather buy a new PC, Windows 7 laptops and desktops will still be available with the flexibility to upgrade to Window
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There won’t be an ‘Uber for healthcare’ anytime soon The passage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act created a perfect storm of disruption in the healthcare industry. All at once came massive systemic changes, from the expansion of Medicaid to minimum essential benefits. But healthcare is a stubborn space. Think of it like a Rubik’s Cube, where every move has a ripple effect, and solving multi-faceted problems is par for the course. Read
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The Webby House / Condon Scott Architects Ltd © Mickey Ross Architects: Condon Scott Architects Ltd Location: Wanaka, New Zealand Design Team: Barry Condon, Sarah Scott Builder: Thomas Moore Builders Ltd Area: 280.0 sqm Project Year: 2014 Photographs: Mickey Ross © Mickey Ross From the architect. The brief was to create a robust home for a young family capitalising on the stunning views over Lake Hawea to the mountains beyond. © Mickey Ross
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Simple Ways to Automate Your Ceiling Fan Created by German inventor Phillip Diehl, electronically-controlled ceiling fans arrived in 1882. While ceiling fan styles and features have changed significantly in the past 130 years, their primary operation has remained the same until now, with the introduction of smart home technology. In this article, we take a look at the hottest smart ceiling fan solutions currently available on the market
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France charges two suspected Paris attacks ‘accomplices’ arrested in Austria France on Friday filed terror charges against two suspected members of the same Islamic State (IS) group cell that massacred 130 people in Paris last November, a judicial source told AFP.
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Damn It Feels Good to Be a Star Trek FanThere’s a new movie in theaters and a new TV show on the way. It’s a great time for Trekkies to live long and prosper. The post Damn It Feels Good to Be a Star Trek Fan appeared first on WIRED .
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Amazing STEM heroes of #BlackWomenDidThat Twitter woke up this morning to a wonderful appreciation of #Blackgirlmagic, cataloguing centuries of achievements by black women with the hashtag #BlackWomenDidThat Currently, only 1 in 10 science or engineering jobs go to black women (despite being the most educated demographic overall, according to the National Center for Education Statistics). But every day, more and more women break through
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Wearables prove research chops in U.S. cancer study Wearable devices are enabling patient-generated data for a U.S. cancer study, as connected technology is proving increasingly useful for medical research. As reported in an article by Mobile Health News , Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) has teamed up with cloud-based analytics startup Medidata to research multiple myeloma. This comes as wearbles are used increasingly in medical appli
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Clever cartoon sums up the difference between Clinton and Trump Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both gave memorable speeches at their respective conventions over the past two weeks, with Trump’s historically long look at America in disarray and Clinton’s more optimistic rebuke both endlessly discussed. SEE ALSO: This single GIF sums up Trump’s 5,302-word speech One political cartoonist has managed to condense their lengthy oratory into one very simple poem a
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Lost or Found? A Stick Chart From the Marshall Islands This post originally appeared in the online anthropology magazine SAPIENS. Follow @SAPIENS_org on Twitter to discover more of their work. In a recent blog post, I focused on the Global Positioning System (GPS) and mused on how we ever got along without high-tech navigational aids. GPS units became common in cars and phones only in the last 15 years or so. I remember when a road trip required a sto
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These Sleek, Sexy Cars Were All Inspired By Fish You’ve heard about the Stingray, but what about the Bionic Boxfish?
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Ozlo chatbot now helps you hunt Pokémon 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! One of the great challenges for any chatbot is to figure out how to be useful. As one developer pointed out to me recently, many users try a chatbot for a few minutes, then get tired of how they work and go back to using an app. Recently, I tested out
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Survey finds Americans are more worried than excited about high-tech body enhancements Most American adults are pretty worried about human enhancement technologies , according to a report published by Pew Research Center this week. From augmented infants to intelligence, the survey found that emerging biomedical breakthroughs which push the limits of human potential are far more worrying than they are exciting for the public. The survey was conducted as part of an ongoing study of
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Ford goes to college to learn about auto mobility Ford Motor Company and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are studying pedestrian traffic on the MIT campus to learn ways to improve mobility services. The MIT program is one of more than 30 mobility solutions university research programs in which Ford is engaged worldwide. Starting this September, a select group of faculty and students will be able to hail one of three sidewalk-friendly,
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The Horrifying Reason Siberia Is Dealing With an Anthrax Outbreak In a news report that could easily be the plot of a cult horror movie, an anthrax outbreak has swept the remote Yamalo-Nenets district of western Siberia, killing 1,500 reindeer since Sunday. According to NBC News , authorities think the outbreak began when some zombie anthrax thawed out of an infected reindeer corpse and woke up. Read more…
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Modeling Sunlight Harvesting in Nanostructures To create the next generation of solar panels, scientists must model how complex interactions occur. Modeling across different scales provides needed insights. In a review article, scientists assessed the state of the art for calculations used to model electronic states in very thin films.
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US Military Using $600K ‘Drone Buggies’ To Patrol Camps In Africa An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: The U.S. military is using an unmanned robotic vehicle to patrol around its camps in the Horn of Africa. The remote controlled vehicle is the result of a 30-year plan after military chiefs approved the concept of a robotic security system in 1985. Now the Mobile Detection Assessment and Response System, known as MDARS, are carrying out patrols in the
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Early animals might have caused a mass extinction event, says new evidence New fossils discovered in the southwest African country of Namibia reinforce a theory that Earth’s first mass extinction was caused by the planet’s earliest animals, known as metazoans. These animals, which comprise most common forms of life today including vertebrates and arthropods, arrived on the scene roughly 540 million years ago. The effects of the diversification and spread of animals acro
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Razer Man O’ War review: This pillowy headset is almost as mighty as its name For a long time, Razer has sort of been a one-headset company. Sure, you had the Tiamat for “real” 7.1 sound (more like “real gimmicky”) or the Blackshark for people who wanted to look like Vietnam-era helicopter pilots. But by and large it’s been variations of the Kraken design for the Cult of Razer. Which makes the Man O’ War sort of exciting. It’s Razer’s first foray into wireless headsets, an
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Logitech G933 review: This wireless headset is so good, you can skip its high-end competition Logitech has been pushing hard to win back the gaming crowd in recent years—and I’ll be damned if the G933 isn’t one of their best shows yet. How good? Well, I’d probably save a $100 (or more) and take this headset over our long-standing high-end recommendation of the Astro A50 and the SteelSeries Siberia 800, barring a few exceptions. Indeed the G933 can currently be found on Amazon for well bel
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Doughnut-Flavored Soda Will Make Your Dentist Very Rich Image: Bryan Menegus/Gizmodo “Two Southern Classics, One Legendary Taste,” is the marketing language emblazoning every bottle of Cheerwine Kreme, the unholy combination of, well, soda and doughnuts. While Krispy Kreme has graced the tastebuds of us Yankees for some time now, Cheerwine remains uniquely Southern. I’m not from the South, and something tells me the marriage of two foods known for bei
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Save $5 On Your Next Movie Night With This Discounted Gift Card If your movie theater of choice is operated by Regal, this discounted gift card essentially amounts to five free dollars. That’s might get you a small soda! Read more…
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Mercedes pulls TV ad over potentially misleading automated driving claims Mercedes has discontinued a television ad for its new E-Class sedan. It comes after criticism from a number of consumer groups over a comparison the company made between its autonomous F 015 concept car and the advanced driver-assist systems in the E-Class. The ad shows the F 015 and the Mercedes E-Class side-by-side and asks if the world is “truly ready for a car that can drive itself?”
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Study blames climate change for floods and storms threatening US military installations on coastSea-level rise, tidal flooding, and frequent storms associated with climate change will impact top US military installations along the East and Gulf Coast, according to a new report, putting them at risk for major land loss in the decades ahead. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Clinton campaign, Democratic campaign group target of new hack – report Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic Party’s fundraising committee for its US House of Representatives candidates fell victim to cyber-attacks that are being investigated by the FBI, according to a Reuters report. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Italian teens’ vending machine turns plastic bottles into cell phone cases A group of teenagers in Italy want to change how young people recycle their used plastic bottles and are doing something about it, reports Upworthy . Instead of throwing the waste bottles in the trash, the teens want their peers to dispose of their plastic bottles in a vending machine called the MyProGeneration, which converts the bottles into cell phone cases. The team of five from the Sicilian
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High-tech shirts change their pattern and color in response to pollution or radiation When I was a kid I thought a pair of my granddad’s adaptive sunglasses, which turned from clear to tinted according to the weather, was just about the coolest thing around. Still, nothing could have prepared my eight-year-old self for designer Nikolas Bentel’s nifty new line of clothing , called Aerochromics. Bentel has created three different shirts: each of which change in some unique way when
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Improved memory may be just a brain-zap away Why do we need to sleep? Well, for one thing, that’s when our brains sort and process what we’ve learned during the day, storing it away as memories. When people suffer from conditions such as Alzheimer’s, autism or schizophrenia, however, that function can be compromised. Now, scientists at the University of North Carolina have discovered that help for such individuals may lie in the form of zap
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From optogenetics to organs-on-chips: 10 breakthrough technologies of 2016 What will be this year’s biggest technological breakthrough? The World Economic Forum (WEF) and Scientific American recently tackled that question, releasing a list of the top ten emerging technologies of 2016 . To compile the list, the Forum’s Meta-Council on Emerging Technologies considered criteria that examined the technologies’ potential to improve lives, revolutionize industries, and protec
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UberCentral lets businesses book and pay for their customers’ rides Uber is making it easier for companies to offer free rides to clients and customers with the launch of UberCentral. The new service is essentially a dashboard that lets any business request, manage, and pay for multiple Uber rides for others.
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Cities In Southern California Can’t Escape The Fire At Their Door Southern California is on fire again. The Sand fire in the Santa Clarita Valley mountains north of Los Angeles has burned 38,873 acres, destroyed at least 18 homes and taken one life. Smoke from the fire created what the LA Times referred to as an “apocalyptic haze” around Los Angeles County and a scorch mark it left behind was clearly visible in images from NASA’s Landsat satellite . On Tuesday,
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Hackers breached Hillary Clinton campaign networks, says Reuters Foreign attackers may have gained access to the Clinton campaign’s private computer network, according to a new report from Reuters . It’s unclear what data was lost in the attack, although the Department of Justice is currently investigating the case. The news comes on the heels of a similar attack on the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee , which may have compromised sensitive donor in
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NASA orders a second SpaceX crew mission to the ISS NASA has ordered a second mission from SpaceX to send astronauts to the International Space Station. The order is part of the Commercial Crew Program, which was started by NASA six years ago as a way of making sure the United States continues to have human access to space. NASA ordered a first mission from SpaceX back in November of 2015 , and it ordered two from Boeing — the other company involv
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Apple’s solution for a no headphone jack iPhone is another adapter The saga of Apple reportedly removing the 3.5mm headphone jack from the upcoming iPhone 7 is a long and ongoing thing, filled with increasing reasons to believe the old-school prong will be eked out in favor of the proprietary Lightning connector. “But how will I listen to my jams with my current set of headphones?” you wonder. “Surely there’s some kind of adapter, right?” Tho
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