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10 Tricks to Make Yourself an Apple Photos Master Apple’s slow evolution of its Photos app—Camera Roll, iCloud library and all—has been a little confusing for users at times, but with iOS 10 and macOS Sierra now on the horizon, it’s finally settling down into a coherent, reliable service. There are still ways to get the most out of your app that you might not be aware of. Here are 10 features that could help you do more on mobile and desktop. 1)
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‘A Wrinkle in Time’ sales surge after Chelsea Clinton shout out Bill Clinton loves Police Academy . And Chelsea Clinton loves A Wrinkle in Time , as we found out in her speech at the Democratic National Convention this week. Now, more people might love the classic children’s book, too. Sales of A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle jumped on Amazon after Clinton’s speech Thursday. Slate first spotted the spike in popularity. In her speech introducing her mot
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One university is incorporating ‘Pokémon Go’ into its curriculum For students at the University of Idaho, the first day of class may involve choosing between Charmander, Bulbasaur and Squirtle. Next fall, the school will introduce “Pop Culture Games,” a physical education class designed to “teach students about leading active lifestyles, building teamwork and exploring their communities through games,” according to a school press release .
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Crimea referendum reflected people’s will – French delegation head Crimea’s reunification with Russia reflects the will of the majority of the Crimean people, the head of a French delegation visiting the peninsula says. He added that if it had not joined Russia, it could have been turned into a battle zone like east Ukraine. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Introduce some mystery into date night: Let GoEat pick the restaurant for you Going out to eat may be a welcome departure from your nights of cooking (or let’s be honest, ordering in), but if you’re really looking for some culinary adventure, you may need something more. And here to help is a new app called GoEat , which uses Foursquare, Uber, and Apple Maps to find users a top-rated restaurant, but doesn’t reveal the destination until they’ve arrived. So if you’re willing
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Space Standoff: The next Cold War is already playing out right above our heads There’s a cold war in space and virtually no one knows about it. Right now, miles above your head, there are fleets of robotic, weaponized satellites poised to do battle as the world’s superpowers await the opening salvo in a very real cosmic chess match. This might sound like science fiction, but its not. Since the fall of the Soviet Union, the United States has enjoyed a quarter century of domi
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Why we’ll soon see Pokémon-free zones 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: Back in 2006, I remember wondering how many people were literally walking to their doom at any given time because their eyes were glued downwards onto their BlackBerries while they crossed a busy street. Fast-forward 10 years and now it’s an au
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This science fiction novel is a perfect antidote to U.S. election season Sometimes you need to escape from the news by plunging into a fictionalized version of it. Malka Older’s debut novel Infomocracy ( UK ) is a sci-fi thriller about the third election cycle in the world’s first global government, a data-driven “microdemocracy.” The first in a trilogy, Infomocracy manages to be incredibly action packed while also exploring plausible political futures you m
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Watch A Robot Possibly Discover Weird Shit on The Ocean Floor Maybe a sea cucumber? Image: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research. Space may be called the “final frontier” but what about unexplored areas that are on our very own Earth? The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has been using the Okeanos Explorer to document uncharted waters since 2010 and it’s off to do it again , this time at the Pacific Remote Islands Marine Nation
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This ultimate ‘Star Trek’ history holds clues for the next show I wouldn’t exactly call myself a Star Trek fan Star Wars , not surprisingly , is much more my speed. Still, like every geek of a certain age, I watched reruns of what we now call The Original Series (TOS) as a child, back when there was almost no other science fiction to be found on TV. But I wasn’t exactly a discerning critic in those days. I’ll never forget the evening that “Spock’s Brain,
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Elon Musk Confirms Tesla Minibus Will Be Based On The Model X Render credit Jason Torchinsky Elon Musk said a lot of crazy things about the future of Tesla in his Master Plan Part Deux , things about solar panels and energy and expanding its vehicle lineup. But how serious was he about making the kind of mini-bus that Volkswagen has teased but never delivered on? Apparently very serious, and Elon Musk himself thinks Jalopnik’s idea for such a vehicle is on
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Startup Releases Vehicle-Agnostic Autopilot Software Technology company Oxbotica has launched its mobile autonomy software Selenium. Though the developers demonstrated the software in a purpose-built concept car, they claim that it can be applied to more or less any vehicle. Another unique feature: the software gets its bearings without relying on GPS.
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R-Kaid Portable Game Console Enjoy playing classic arcade games when you’re on the go using this R-Kaid portable game console. It features an elegant yet rugged solid wood exterior along with an 8″ LCD screen and an 8-way joystick and push buttons. Check it out $1,777.53
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Kid’s Inflatable Jet Ski Give your little sailors a safe way to explore the water by setting them loose on this kid’s inflatable jet ski. It features a handlebar-controlled propeller mechanism that allows the rider to make turns and even move in reverse. Check it out $99.95
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Poop Emoji Plunger Make the unpleasant task of unclogging the toilet a little less shitty using this poop emoji plunger. The plunger head comes designed like the iconic poop emoji, making it great for adding a humorous touch to your bathroom’s decor. Check it out $25.00
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Paracord Charging Cable This paracord charging cable is the ideal way to help your devices remain charged when you head outdoors. This two foot charging cable features waterproof caps at both ends to protect the cable from the elements, and unravels into 20 feet of usable paracord. Check it out $19.99
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Caffeinated Hot Chocolate Get an extra kick of energy while warming up with something sweet by drinking some of this caffeinated hot chocolate. This unique blend features an incredibly rich taste that’s low on calories and contains the same amount of caffeine as a regular cup of Joe. Check it out $14.99
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iRobot Braava 375t Floor Mopping/Sweeping Cleaning Robot $219.99 iRobot Braava 375t Floor Mopping/Sweeping Cleaning Robot $219.99
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How To Get A Crazy Sharp Kitchen Knife Why would anyone want to cook with a dull knife? It’s frustrating, it turns cooking from a joy to a chore, and it’s dangerous. A dull knife requires more force, which makes it more likely that you’ll make a mistake and injure yourself. Basically, dull knives are the worst things since unsliced bread. Related: Bulat launches Kickstarter aimed at making a high-quality chef knife more affordable The
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Krüppel-like factor 12 promotes colorectal cancer via early growth response protein 1Investigators report preclinical research showing that Krüppel-like factor 12 promotes colorectal cancer cell growth by activating early growth response protein 1. Data also reveal that levels of KLF12 and EGR1 correlate synergistically with a poor CRC prognosis. Results indicate that KLF12 plays an important role in CRC progression and provides a potential novel prognostic marker and therapeutic
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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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Compromise nearly guaranteed when a woman is involved in decision-making pairs Chestnut Hill, MA (July 28th, 2016): More isn’t necessarily better when it comes to men making decisions together, especially if you want a middle-of-the-road compromise. That’s according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research which finds that compromise always occurs among two decision makers when a woman is involved (female-female pairs or mixed gender pairs), but hardly ever when t
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Xen Vulnerability Allows Hackers To Escape Qubes OS VM And Own the Host Slashdot reader Noryungi writes: Qubes OS certainly has an intriguing approach to security, but a newly discovered Xen vulnerability allows a hacker to escape a VM and own the host. If you are running Qubes, make sure you update the dom0 operating system to the latest version. “A malicious, paravirtualized guest administrator can raise their system privileges to that of the host on unpatched
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Nano-Sized Photo Detector Can Be Integrated on CMOS Chip Researchers have developed an innovative photo detector for optical data paths that sets new size standards: a footprint of less than 100 square micrometer, ideal for integration on an integrated circuit.
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Eon Electric Skateboard Kit Price: $410+ | Pledge Unlimited Engineering’s Eon is an easy to assemble kit that is compatible with practically any skateboard deck. It lets you go up to 22mph for up to 7.5mi per charge, but you can also opt to have dual motors, dual batteries or both for more speed, power and range. More Awesome Stuff: 2016 Boosted Board Acton Blink Board 2016 Kuberg Freerider The Sbyke WalkCar
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Mars TV series mixes Elon Musk with sci-fi for mission to the red planet Traveling to Mars and setting up a human settlement is not yet a reality, but a new television series promises to give us the closest view yet of how it might actually happen. SEE ALSO: NASA’s Curiosity rover can now fire its laser on its own. What could possibly go wrong? Produced by Hollywood veterans Brian Grazer and Ron Howard ( Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind ), the film is a combination of fact
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The Olympic Torch Is Borderline Indestructible The Olympic torch’s one job is to stay lit no matter what. And honestly, I never gave much thought to how that was accomplished. Lots of tiki torch fluid? Very careful runners? Ghosts? Correct answer: pressurized gas and a chassis that could probably survive reentry into Earth’s atmosphere. What’s Inside cut open one of the torches built for this year’s Rio Olympics, but it took them the better p
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Sparq LED Arc Floor Lamp Brightech’s Sparq LED floor lamp is a whimsically modernist, crescent-shaped LED lamp atop a flexible, wire-thin metal stand. It’s one of those things you’ve got to see in person to fully appreciate. The ultra-thin LED bulb/strip has a color temperature of 3,000 Kelvin, which means it gives off a pleasantly warm, orange-ish glow — about the same as you’d see from a typical incandescent bulb, but
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Anybody, Anywhere – Introducing Ziesel Spending time getting lost in the outdoors is a fun, exhilarating and physically involved way to see the best of the world, and is unfortunately not an available pastime for everybody. Well it wasn’t anyway, and short of scaling a cliff-face, this über cool design from German company Ziesel makes getting off the beaten track and deviating from a map […] Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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Watch A Robot Possibly Discover Weird Shit on The Ocean Floor Space may be called the “final frontier” but what about unexplored areas that are on our very own Earth? Read more…
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Apple self-driving effort shifts from hardware to software Inside Apple’s secretive car division, the focus is starting to shift from building an all-electric, autonomous car to developing software and services that would work inside the prospective car, according to people familiar with the iPhone maker’s plans. In a Bloomberg report , Mark Gurman states that the company has “increased emphasis on developing self-driving technology” and hired several au
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The Axon 7 finally fulfills ZTE’s ‘affordable premium’ promise Over the years, smartphones have either been high end and expensive, or dirt cheap and shoddy. But, two years ago, the industry shifted and midrange phones that had great specs for lower prices started to fill the gap. ZTE has long been a proponent of what it calls the “affordable premium” device, and has thrown out middling handset after middling handset that met only the “afforda
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Revenge: Activists unleash 1,000s of locusts, cockroaches on Byron burger branches for migrant sting Radical activists released thousands of cockroaches, crickets and locusts at two outlets of Byron Hamburgers, a chain that helped the Home Office deport its migrant staff earlier this month. Protesters say they will bankrupt Byron if it doesn’t apologize. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Salt & Pepper Rocket Mill Would you like some freshly blasted pepper on your salad? A little salt to take your soup from tasty to out of this world? Suck UK’s Salt & Pepper Rocket Mills give seasonings’ most celebrated bosom buddies sweet (no, savory?) places to live. They’re made from solid beech wood and contain a ceramic internal mechanism for smooth, reliable grinding. Each mill stands 14″ tall. Salt & Pe
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This Crazy Lizard Is the Mascot of the Latest US Spy Satellite Launch Image: National Reconnaissance Office. The US National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) has become known for branding its spy satellite launches with strange and sometimes menacing imagery. But unlike the Office’s infamous world-devouring octopus , the logo adorning NROL-61, which carried yet another classified payload into geosynchronous orbit on Thursday, is just flat-out bizarre. Launched from Cape
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Android Stagefright Bug Required 115 Patches, Millions Still At Risk eWeek reports that “hundreds of millions of users remain at risk” one year after Joshua Drake discovered the Stagefright Android flaw. Slashdot reader darthcamaro writes: A year ago, on July 27, 2015 news about the Android Stagefright flaw was first revealed with the initial reports claiming widespread impact with a billion users at risk. As it turns out, the impact of Stagefright has be
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Video shows possible Apple iPhone 7 EarPods working via Lightning port A number of rumors have surfaced about Apple doing away with the headphone jack on the iPhone 7. Now, we have a peek at what that might actually look like. SEE ALSO: Video shows possible new iPhone 7 without headphone jack On Friday, a video surfaced showing how Lightning port-enabled EarPods might work, in this case using what appears to be an iPhone 6S. Image: EverythingApplesPro via youtube Th
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Tech trends that will impact your home High-tech homes are about to revolutionize the way we live. While interior design once relied on color schemes and playful accents, new tech trends are completely revamping how we design, build and live in our spaces. Read More
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Brandon Haw Unveils Plans for University Building in Colombia Courtesy of Brandon Haw Architecture (BHA) Brandon Haw Architecture (BHA) has unveiled the plans for Serena del Mar , one of two “twin” buildings that will host the Universidad de Los Andes International School of Management in Cartagena , Colombia . As the first office and institutional building to be constructed as a part of a long term, two-phase master plan, the four-story building will addit
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A digital ‘totem’ leads the way in one of New York’s oldest museums Museums, for all the wonders they contain, have a reputation for being staid and musty. At their worst they’ve even been described as mausoleums . That’s a problem when it comes to exhibits about an active, living culture like the Haida people of British Columbia. The American Museum of Natural History has taken it upon itself to change that perception of the native groups of the Pacific Northwes
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Lab method sheds light on how genetic mutations cause inherited Parkinson’s diseaseScientists have developed a new method of measuring the activity of disease-causing mutations in the LRRK2 gene, a major cause of inherited Parkinson’s disease.
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Watch This Flying Ring Propel Itself Around the ‘Flying Machine Arena’ That ring flying in circles around the room looks like it has a life of its own. It’s going at 1.4 meters per second, and engineered from a quadrotor (also known as a quadcopter or quadrotor helicopter), a helicopter propelled by four rotors. In this video by Rajan Gill from the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control, ETH Zurich, he explains that while quadrotors are agile and have high load c
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You Can Still Get Windows 10 For Free If You Use Assistive Technologies Microsoft’s free Windows 10 upgrade offer officially ended yesterday . However, the company has left a loophole. If you need to use assistive technologies, you can still upgrade for free. Microsoft also isn’t verifying if you do. According to a tucked-away page on Microsoft’s site, users who need accessibility features can still choose to upgrade for free for an undetermined amount of time. To si
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What’s missing from Tesla’s new public transport plan GUEST: Elon Musk recently released part two of his master plan for Tesla. And predictably, especially for those who have seen Musk’s ability to tackle society’s largest problems, it’s causing some excitement . There’s a lot to love about the new plan. But one of Musk’s new key objectives could actually worsen the very problems he’s trying to solve: his declaration that autonomous buses of the fut
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The #1 Reason Americans Are Financially Illiterate Credit card debt is an increasing problem for many Americans. It seems insurmountable, but it can be overcome. It just needs to be conquered one step at a time, and the first step is understanding how it works. The Financial Literacy Quiz is a great tool for that. Created by the Financial … Read More
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“Forest Bathing” as Stress-Reducer, Immune-Booster, and Artistic Inspiration Research into the Japanese concept of “forest bathing” offers insightful and helpful lessons on stress, health, and creativity. Read More
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How Juno Gathers Solar Power 588 Million KM from Sun NASA’s Juno spacecraft is a study in low power equipment powered improved solar-cell efficiency and array-structure design.
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Justin Bieber turned down $5 million to perform during the RNC Canadian singer Justin Bieber was offered $5 million to perform during the Republican National Convention, according to TMZ , but only passed after his manager threatened to quit. Bieber wouldn’t have been permitted to say anything negative about the GOP or Trump The multimillion dollar offer would have been the largest the singer had ever received, and it appears to have come with some strings a
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Snow Ghosts: Photographer captures skeletons of abandoned Soviet-era structures Russian photographer Danila Tkachenko’s series of striking images captures the stark remnants of Soviet-era architecture, capturing the utilitarian structures of a bygone era. Read Full Article at RT.com
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4 more humanitarian corridors to be opened in Aleppo – Russian military Dozens of civilians and surrendering militants have used humanitarian corridors set up by Russian and Syrian military in the besieged city of Aleppo, Russia’s Defense ministry said on Saturday, adding that four more corridors are to open soon. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Not just anyone can drive your Tesla, Elon Musk says — you get to decide Your Tesla will probably become your most prized possession (once you finally have it), so you’ll no doubt want to be extra picky about who you allow behind the wheel . And now, that selection process just might be built into the automobile itself. During his opening remarks at the Tesla Gigafactory battery manufacturing plant in Nevada on Friday evening, CEO Elon Musk expounded upon his plans fo
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Google Wi-Fi Kiosks in New York Promise No Privacy, ‘Can Collect Anything’ Here’s the thing about those wi-fi kiosks replacing New York City’s public payphones. They’re owned by Google/Alphabet company Sidewalk Labs, they’re covered with ads, and if you read the privacy policy on its web site, “it’s not that one.” An anonymous Slashdot reader quotes an article from the Observer: Columbia professor Benjamin Read got a big laugh at this weekend’s Hackers on Plane
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Cortana arrives on Xbox One along with background music, enhanced language settingsMicrosoft today announced the release of the Xbox Summer Update for the Xbox One and the Xbox app. The release finally brings Microsoft’s Cortana voice assistant to all Xbox One systems in the U.S. and the U.K. “With Cortana, gamers can expect more from voice commands on Xbox,” Mike Ybarra, head of Xbox platform engineering at Microsoft, wrote in a blog post . “In addition to more commands and gr
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This Machine Hopes To Make Engineering Pharmaceuticals More Portable The device can be used in ambulances, for example. Image: Researchers/MIT If you’re a doctor working in a remote area or on the battlefield, getting access to medications can be tough. That may sound like the start of a commercial, but it’s a sometimes tragic fact. As far as we’ve come in the history of medicine, treatment isn’t as portable as we would like. A team at MIT is working to combat tha
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Do not import conflict – German politicians ahead of massive pro- and anti-Erdogan demos in Cologne German politicians have urged people to show restraint and refrain from bringing Turkey’s internal tensions to Germany as the city of Cologne is bracing for a number of massive rallies both in support of and against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Tank biathlon! Watch countries go head-to-head in booming new discipline (DRONE VIDEO)Tanks from 17 countries including Russia, China, and India are competing in the Tank Biathlon World Championship at the International Military Games near Moscow, where vehicles navigate complex obstacle courses at speed, before firing at targets. Read Full Article at RT.com
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From LinkedIn’s Hiring Secrets To Working Abroad: July’s Top Leadership Stories This week’s top leadership stories may help you stay competitive in the job market and show you how to earn a living overseas. This month we learned how some people are earning livings abroad as their own bosses, how to adjust our Sunday schedules to start the week off right, and LinkedIn’s tips for staying competitive in the current job market. Read Full Story
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Tesla reportedly eyes brakes in fatal Model S crash Tesla is considering two possible scenarios that would explain the fatal Model S crash in Florida, and according to Reuters and The New York Times , neither is about Autopilot. During a meeting with the US Senate Commerce Committee, the automaker reportedly presented two theories. First is the possibility that the car’s automatic emergency braking system’s camera and radar didn’t detect the incom
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Supercomputers find a way of making ‘imitation graphene’ from salt Researchers from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), the Technological Institute for Superhard and Novel Carbon Materials (TISNCM), the National University of Science and Technology MISiS (Russia), and Rice University (USA) used computer simulations to find how thin a slab of salt has to be in order for it to break up into gr
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Open Source Gardening Robot ‘FarmBot’ Raises $560,000 Slashdot reader Paul Fernhout writes: FarmBot is an open-source gantry-crane-style outdoor robot for tending a garden bed. The project is crowdfunding a first production run and has raised US$561,486 of their US$100,000 goal — with one day left to go… The onboard control system is based around a Raspberry Pi 3 computer and an Arduino Mega 2560 Microcontroller. Many of the parts are 3D printable
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How a conversational chatbot will change how we work “Let everyone in the office know I’m running late.” This simple statement could change everything about the modern workplace. It’s not possible for an artificial assistant to execute this command today, for several reasons — issues with calendar programs, subpar artificial intelligence, or even the fact that there are so many different definitions of everyone . A chatbot today — like Siri or Goog
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Estonia e-residency allows anyone to setup and run a business in the EU With 1.3 million citizens, Estonia is one of the smallest countries in Europe, but its ambition is to become one of the largest countries in the world. Not one of the largest geographically or even by number of citizens, however. Largest in e-residents, a category of digital affiliation that it hopes will attract people, especially entrepreneurs. Started two years ago, e-residency gives citizens
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Australians protest over government’s lax reaction to abuse of Aboriginal teen detaineesCities across Australia joined in protest over the government’s sub-par response to shocking videos of institutionalized child abuse at a detention facility – the latest in Australia’s dark record of racist treatment of Aboriginals. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Teen accused of convincing boyfriend to kill himself tries to block access to evidenceLawyers of a 19-year-old girl who “convinced” her boyfriend to commit suicide via text are trying to block police evidence in relation to her case. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Make a “Caveman Ziptie” In the Wild With a Palmetto Plant If you ever find yourself lost in the wilds of a warmer climate, the strong leaves from a palmetto plant can help you build a shelter. In this video from the National Geographic YouTube channel , Colbert Sturgeon from the show Live Free or Die demonstrates how to make a “caveman ziptie.” All you need to do is find a palmetto plant, like the saw palmetto , and pull off some of its leaves. Now stri
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Practical Career Advice for Young Austro-Libertarians Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 30 July 2016.
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Tunisia parliament votes to sack PM Habib Essid Tunisia’s parliament passes a vote of no confidence in the government of PM Habib Essid over what is seen as his failure to push through economic reforms.
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Yi 4K camera is half the price and matches or beats the Go Pro Hero4 Black on a spec for spec basis The Yi4K Action Camera is almost exactly a GoPro Hero4 Black. It has similar features. The Hero4 Black costs $500, and the Yi 4K costs $250. The Yi 4K beats the Go Pro Hero4 Black on a spec for spec basis It has twice the battery life and a built in touchscreen
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IoT alliances join forces to make homes smarter Two IoT alliances announced on Wednesday a liaison agreement to drive cross platform interoperability, a key concern in the smart home market. The Thread Group and Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) revealed the news of the agreement in a press release . It said that the two alliances would let members easily design connected devices using both standards, without any compatibility issues. See Als
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GamesBeat 2016: Our updated agenda with 105 speakers We hope you can make it to our GamesBeat 2016 conference at the beautiful Terranea resort in Rancho Palos Verdes in Los Angeles. The event runs from August 1 (starting with our AR/VR day) through August 3. (Get your tickets here ). We’ll have speakers from Electronic Arts, Sony, Warner Bros, Lionsgate, Activision Blizzard, Oculus, Google, and Disney. We’ve signed up 105 speakers, and some have be
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Engineered protein assembles molecules into atomically precise lattice A buckyball, a sphere-like molecule composed of 60 carbon atoms shaped like a soccer ball. (Image credit: St Stev via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND) An important step as nanotechnology develops toward the ultimate goal of general purpose, high-throughput, atomically precise manufacturing is the use of molecules specifically designed to organize other molecules into precise orientations in space. Simple
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Mises Weekends Live! with Lew Rockwell Recorded live at Mises University 2016 at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama. Jeff Deist interviews Mises Institute founder and Chairman, Lew Rockwell. Includes a Question and Answer period. Recorded on 30 July 2016.
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Russian Government Gets ‘Hacked Back’, Attacks Possibly Launched By The NSA An anonymous reader write: Russian government bodies have been hit by a “professional” cyber attack, according to the country’s intelligence service, which said the attack targeted state organizations and defense companies, as well as Russia’s “critically important infrastructures”. The agency told the BBC that the powerful malware “allowed those responsible to switch on c
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1,000s Turkish forces surround NATO’s Incirlik air base for ‘inspection’ amid rumors of coup attempt Some 7,000 armed police in heavy vehicles surrounded the Incirlik air base used by NATO forces in Adana in what a Turkish minister called a “security check.” With no official explanation, speculations have arisen about a new coup attempt or VIP visit. Read Full Article at RT.com
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How to watch Netflix together without being in the same room Just because you and your friends have moved to different corners of the globe doesn’t mean you have to stop watching shows and movies together. Trying to all hit play at the same moment — as well as juggling between Netflix and Skype, a Facebook chat, Slack, Discord or any other online chat program — isn’t exactly the most convenient thing in the world. Luckily, there is another way. SEE ALSO: G
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Closing Remarks and Awards Ceremony Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 30 July 2016. Includes and an introduction by Jeff Deist, and presentations by Joseph T. Salerno.
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‘Merkel must go’: Rally in Berlin slams open-door refugee policy A large demonstration against German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s refugee policies has been held in the German capital of Berlin, with protesters shouting “Merkel must go!” A counter-rally has also been staged in the city. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Americans Fear Enhanced Humans Will Worsen Inequality Americans have long celebrated fictional superheroes with extraordinary powers such as flight, superhuman strength and incredible speed. In real life, a survey shows Americans seem wary of technologies leading to enhanced humans with better brainpower or greater athletic abilities. Many Americans worry that biomedical technologies such as gene editing, brain chip implants, and synthetic blood will
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Turkey’s President Erdogan seeks to rein in spy agency after coup Turkey’s president wants to close the nation’s military academies and directly control the spy agency and the military chief of staff after a failed coup.
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Why A.I. will never be truly useful GUEST: By now, we’ve all heard of Silicon Valley’s shiny new technology: Artificial intelligence and chatbots . They bring the promise of an industry-wide transformation that many believe will reach the scale of the personal computing industry or the commercial internet. Funding in artificial intelligence startups has increased more than fourfold — to $681 million in 2015, from $145 million in 20
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What Fear Does to Your Brain – And How to Stop It From our televisions to our political conversations, we are inundated with messages of fear. We feel more afraid of the world and our own neighbors now than we have in decades. But all that fear isn’t good for us. In fact, according to neuroscience, fear is killing us. First of all, fear … Read More
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A Donald Trump urinal has Dublin lining up to take aim For anyone who’s ever had the urge to pee on Donald Trump, one Irish pub has got you covered. Read Full Article at RT.com
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wooden skyscrapers: a roundup of tall timber buildings we take a look at some of the most recent tall timber buildings, both planned and proposed around the world. The post wooden skyscrapers: a roundup of tall timber buildings appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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Study finds communities need to be proactive about fracking What are communities doing to address the potential adverse effects of fracking? Not a lot, according to the results of a new study.
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U.S. Constitution becomes Amazon best-seller after father’s powerful rebuke of Trump LOS ANGELES — A pocket version of the U.S. Constitution has become a best-seller on Amazon.com. The Constitution emerged as a best-seller days after Muslim-American lawyer Khizr Khan, whose son was killed while serving in Iraq, flashed a pocket Constitution and offered to lend it to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a speech at the Democratic National Convention. SEE ALSO: Fat
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Russian customs seize 500+ bear paws heading to Chinese black market Customs officers carrying out an anti-smuggling operation in Russia’s Far East came across a grisly discovery – 525 bear paws headed for China. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Scientists grow mini human brains Mini midbrains provide next generation platforms to investigate human brain biology, diseases and therapeutics, report scientists.
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Cortana is finally coming to Xbox One in its Summer Update As Microsoft continues its effort to make its products and services ecosystem more consistent, it is finally bringing Cortana, the virtual assistant featured on Windows 10, to the Xbox One. After multiple delays starting in 2015, the feature is part of the Xbox Summer Update , which began rolling out to users today. While we previously reported it would initially launch on Xbox One in the United
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Man of Many Attends the Inaugural Dappertude Seminar in Sydney Our good friend Johnny Li of Dappertude has been slaving away over the past six months preparing for Sydney’s first gentlemen’s fashion seminar focused on guiding men onto the dapper path with the help of some local brands and well-known Australian instagram influencers. All photo credit goes to Joe Chan. You’ll also like: Made to Measure – Man of Many’s Guide to Buying […] Visit Man of Many for
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Google Search now helps you set up email notifications for when you’re mentioned on the web Google is making it a little easier for you to get an alert whenever your name gets mentioned on the internet. Now, when you Google yourself, so long as you’re logged into Google and you’ve allowed it to save your web and app activity , Google will show you a new widget at the bottom of the first page of search results that will help you easily set up a Google Alert to track new references to you
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The pros and cons of using Amazon Alexa as a model for chatbots Amazon Alexa is slowly becoming self-aware. Well, not really. Amazon has added some new features, including the ability to read an entire book, start your Ford Fusion (still in beta), and unlock the doors of your house with a simple command. You can engage in a conversation, or even play a role-playing game. A soothing voice and lame jokes make Alexa highly accessible, like a robot friend who can
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AT&T and other ISPs fight in court to kill net neutrality AT&T, along with trade associations representing wireless, cable, and broadband industries asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to reverse rules that prevent Internet service providers from restricting or throttling web access, according to Reuters . The current ruling upholds rules created by the Obama administration and Federal Communications Commission in response t
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PokéFit puts a healthy spin on your ‘Pokémon Go’ addiction It may not have been created for the express purpose of getting people into better shape, but that certainly seems to have become a happy side effect of Pokémon Go’s almost unbelievable popularity. And now, you can track just how much more active you’ve become since downloading the hottest app of the summer by way of another app: PokéFit . Promising to help you capture calories, distance, and usa
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Waze beta feature reminds parents to take their kids out of the car It has been a hot summer across the United States this year, and there have already been a number of child deaths attributed to parents leaving their kids in hot cars. Not all situations like these are fatal, but they are certainly all serious. Temperatures in cars jump very quickly in a very short period, and make the create a severe heat stroke risk for anyone inside. A few short minutes in a h
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‘They murdered him’: Hundreds of Canadians protest police killing of mentally ill black man (PHOTOS) Over 500 people marched through Canada’s capital on Saturday to protest the death of a mentally ill Somali-Canadian black man, who died during a confrontation with police. Read Full Article at RT.com
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America Uses Stealthy Submarines To Hack Other Countries’ Systems When the Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump asked Russia — wittingly or otherwise — to launch hack attacks to find Hillary Clinton’s missing emails, it caused a stir of commotion. Russia is allegedly behind DNC’s leaked emails. But The Washington Post is reminding us that U.S.’s efforts in the cyber-security world aren’t much different. (could be paywalled; same article syndicated else
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Update: Netflix up and running after Saturday evening outages Updated on 7-31-2016 by Lulu Chang : Around 11:30 p.m. ET Saturday, Netflix service appeared to be restored for most users, though some still reported problems. Netflix went down on Saturday. Proving just how easy it is to throw much of the human race into a total and complete tailspin, the internet collectively freaked out over its inability to access the video streaming service. Because serious
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Legends collide in Cheerwine Kreme: glazed doughnut-flavored cherry soda Are you ready to get your Southern on? If you’re in one of the Carolinas or Savannah, Georgia, this summer, you’ll have a chance to sample an unexpected combination of two Southern food staples: doughnut-flavored cherry soda. Some foods just go together naturally, like grilled-cheese sandwiches and tomato soup, hamburgers and French fries, and bacon and eggs. Other times, maybe they’re better off
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New movie display allows for glasses-free 3-D for a theater audience A new prototype display could show 3-D movies to any seat in a theater — no eyewear required (credit: Christine Daniloff / MIT) A new “Cinema 3D” display lets audiences watch 3-D films in a movie theater without cumbersome glasses. Developed by a team from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) and Weizmann Institute of Science , the prototype display uses a special array
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Tokyo elects Yuriko Koike as first female governor Former defence minister Yuriko Koike is elected governor of Tokyo in landslide election victory, the first woman to lead the Japanese capital.
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Floating House That Can be Divided Down the Middle Splitting up with your significant other is usually stressful enough without the added problem of having to divide up a house. The so-called Prenuptial Housing (still in the concept stage) makes something of a non-issue out of that. It’s a floating home that can be physically divided up when the couple decide to go their separate ways. The home is the brainchild of PR specialist Omar Kbiri and wa
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Hybrid perovskites: 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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Uber is not decreasing drunk driving deaths, according to study During the 4th of July weekend, Uber partnered with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and local law enforcement agencies in 25 U.S. cities to raise awareness about drunk driving. The ride-hailing company said that in surveys it has conducted more than 80 percent have reported that Uber helps them avoid drunk driving. That could be true, but a new study doesn’t show much impact on drunk driving
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Delve into London’s rich and varied past with this amazing interactive map Like any major metropolis, London has experienced tremendous changes throughout its long and colorful history. Keen to share some of its fascinating story with both locals and faraway fans, the City of London’s Picture Archive has just launched a brand new interactive map that lets you search and view images of the capital going back hundreds of years. The London Picture Map is an impressive piec
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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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The Best Time to Go Camping is Right Now Whether or not you’ve spent time out of doors recently, it’s time to go back, ASAP. … Read More »
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Tunisian parliament fires prime minister in no-confidence vote Tunisia’s parliament passed a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Habib Essid on Saturday, effectively disbanding the government of the U.S.-trained agricultural economist.
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Genetic startups and gene sequencing projects target the developing world populationsThough countries outside the U.S., Europe, and Japan make up 60 percent of the world’s population, they contribute less than 1 percent of sequenced genomic data globally. This is largely because poor countries historically focused their health resources on managing and eradicating communicable diseases and did not establish programs like the Human Genome Project in the U.S. and Genomics England i
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Landscape as architecture / João Gomes da Silva and Paulo David © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Architects: João Gomes da Silva and Paulo David Location: Centro Cultural de Belém, Portugal Exhibition: Landscape as architecture – João Gomes da Silva and Paulo David Área: 2124.0 m2 Project Year: 2015 Photography: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG , Diogo Nunes, Stefano Serventi Exhibition Programming: Dalila Rodrigues, Diogo Seixas Lopes Curator: Nuno Crespo Video: Nuno Cera E
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Russia making new destroyer class Russia’s Severnoye Design Bureau has started working on the Project 23560 Leader-class destroyer that will combine the features of a destroyer, large antisubmarine warship and guided missile cruiser. The ship will most likely be nuclear powered. It will be capable of spending up to 90 days offshore without additional refueling or support. The Leader-class destroyers are expected to be equipped wi
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Parish Church of Santa Mónica The Church of Santa Mónica at Rivas Vaciamadrid is located in a longitudinal plot of a newly established residential area, and although the church has been the last work of the area it was the first to be designed. The church needed to have a longitudinal scheme because it had to occupy the maximum plot.
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Gibraltar caves reveal Neanderthals’ secrets The cave systems at the base of the rock of Gibraltar have just received UNESCO world heritage status, in recognition of the rich insights they bring to the study of Neanderthals.
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7 can’t-miss apps: Zagat, Potterize, ‘Kubic,’ and more With Yahoo’s big sale to Verizon finally becoming official and a new look at how the iPhone without a headphone jack could work, you may have missed some of this week’s best new apps. Each weekend, we round up a few of our favorite new and updated apps. This week’s list includes a DJing app, a new puzzle game and an app that will make your GIFs look like they came out of Harry Potter. SEE ALSO: 6
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25 iOS apps with dark themes If you’re like me, you look at screens all day and late into the night. Your eyes could probably use some relief. Fortunately, an increasing number of applications offer dark themes, which display text, images, and videos on top of dark backgrounds. At least for me, they’re easier on the eyes in the nighttime, and even in the daytime. While the iOS operating system does have an Invert Colors opti
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Petite Friture adds sausage lamps and pink-splashed mirrors to collection French design company Petite Friture ‘s newest products include playful pendants shaped like sausages and lighting based on laundry (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Campus Motor / Pere Puig Arquitecte © Carla Arbós Architects: Pere Puig Arquitecte Location: Barcelona, Spain Architect In Charge: Pere Puig i Rodríguez Area: 2816.8 sqm Project Year: 2013 Photographs: Carla Arbós Constructor: Ferrovial Rigger: Manel Marín i Cruz Collaborators: Rafael Bosch Figueras, Marta Lucas Serra, Francesc Mestre Dalmau, Natàlia Pastor Laguna, Maria Garcia Codina, Núria Sabaté Casanellas Facilities: Raül Crist
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Multiple victims in Texas shootings One person is dead and four others are in hospital after two separate shooting incidents in the Texan city of Austin, police say.
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‘He tainted Islam’: Muslim community refuses to bury French priest killer The Muslim community in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray in northern France, where two jihadists slit Father Jacques Hamel’s throat, is refusing to bury one of the attackers, saying that he put a stain on Islam, the French media reported. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia sends military planes, biohazard troops to fight Siberian anthrax outbreak The Russian military are assisting the local authorities in dealing with a deadly anthrax outbreak. The occurrence in western Siberia has already killed 1,500 reindeer, which are used as livestock by the indigenous people. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Police seek gunman after deadly shooting in Texas capital A gunman killed a woman and seriously wounded three others in Austin early on Sunday when he shot into a crowd as people streamed out of nightclubs in the Texas capital’s downtown area, police said.
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3 dads on what it’s actually like to take family leave from a startup We believe in bringing your whole selves to work. Many times, that might mean stepping away from work for a bit to celebrate and wholly focus on your family. This is a foundational pillar here at Buffer and we’re committed to supporting our team members in many different ways: pPerks, flexible time off and a fully-paid family leave. In our experiences as a growing startup, no two individual’s exp
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How I’ve Learned To Fight Loneliness And Isolation As A CEO When everyone’s looking to you for answers, one CEO recounts from experience, the pressures can be intense. Martin Senn, the former head of Zurich Insurance, committed suicide in May this year, less than three years after two other top Swiss executives took their own lives. It’s difficult to generalize from individual tragedies like these, but it’s just as difficult not to see a common thread. It
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A Father, A Son, And A Machine When his father died young, Evan Rosenbaum formed an attachment to the Apple computer his dad left behind. Evan Rosenbaum was 2 years old when his father brought home the Power Macintosh 7100. Read Full Story
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Armenia opposition group kills officer in police station takeover Armed members of an opposition group barricaded inside a police station in Armenia’s capital shot an officer dead on Saturday, police said.
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How to use Activity Monitor to make your Mac faster Activity Monitor for Mac Activity Monitor is a little know gem of an app hidden in the Utilities folder in your Applications folder. It can look daunting when you first launch it but once you look past the information overload and find out what to focus on it can become an invaluable tool to make your Mac run faster and smoother. Find yourself staring at a spinning beach-ball cursor regularly? Do
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In depth: Take a step inside the classroom of tomorrow Inside the classroom of tomorrow When you cast your mind back to the days of school, you probably think of dusty textbooks, graffiti and chewing gum, lessons that were both boring and unengaging, and many, many chewed pens. But the classroom of tomorrow will look very different. The latest advancements in technology and innovation are paving the way for an educational space that’s interactive, en
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In Depth: Code Masters: 10 toys that are teaching kids how to code 10 toys that are teaching kids how to code You are never too early to learn how to code. With so many courses now available and coding taught in schools the world over, children of all ages are understanding what the building blocks of computing are, while learning how to use them to their advantage. And you don’t have to wait until your child is old enough to go to school to teach them a little
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Hands on: Yamaha TransAcoustic guitar There’s simply no other way to get a sound like the TransAcoustic without an amplifier — and all the pains that come with it. Thom Yorke was right. Anyone can play guitar — and these days it seems like nearly everyone does. There are few simple pleasures more enriching after a long day then breaking out your steel string and filling the halls with your favorite tunes. But what if there was a way
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Personal finance bot Trim says it’s saved users $6 million — and counting Since Thomas Smyth and Daniel Petkevich created the chatbot Trim to rid their personal bank accounts of forgotten but costly subscription fees seven months ago , it has helped more than 50,000 people save $6.3 million. That may be only the beginning. Now Trim wants to find more ways to take proactive steps for users. It’s the ability to act on people’s behalf that has helped Trim grow, and new in
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Afsharian’s House by ReNa Design has a huge vertical slice in its facade An angular white-walled gash creates a cavernous entrance for this house in the Iranian city of Kermanshah by ReNa Design (+ slideshow). (more…)
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7 women speak out on the status of feminism in China When China passed its first national legislation criminalizing domestic violence in March, it was a hard-won victory for Chinese women. The landmark law had been in the works for more than a decade and addressed an important issue: A reported 25 percent of Chinese women have experienced domestic violence, but only 40,000 to 50,000 complaints are registered each year. The past year has seen other
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New Neutri­no Anomaly Hints at a Matter-Antimat­ter Rift An early sign that neutrinos behave differently than antineutrinos suggests an answer to one of the biggest questions in physics. The post New Neutri­no Anomaly Hints at a Matter-Antimat­ter Rift appeared first on WIRED .
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Majority of Britons back PM May on launching nuke attack that would kill 100,000 PM Theresa May was right to give an unequivocal “yes” according to 66 percent of Britons, when asked if she would personally launch a retaliatory nuclear strike that would kill 100,000 civilians, while 59 percent say they would push the button themselves. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Germany sees record requests for self-defense weapons amid fears of lone-wolf attacksRequests in Germany for self-defense weapons permits are hitting record highs in 2016, police data reveals. Firearms ownership experts say people wanting to purchase non-lethal weapons come from all sections of society, “be it workers or professors.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Turkey steps up army dismissals over 15 July coup attempt The Turkish government sacks about 1,400 soldiers over this month’s failed coup, bringing the number of army dismissals to more than 3,000.
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Hurricane Drought Hits a New Record A hurricane has not appeared in the Gulf of Mexico in almost three years — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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What Instagram’s analytics API means for social marketers GUEST: The savviest social marketers aren’t throwing pasta at the wall to see what sticks anymore. Social media marketing has become a more data-driven endeavor, with an emphasis on analytics and the insights gained from using data to make decisions. As social media networks mature, they usually release a native analytics platform that marketers can use to hone their campaigns. These analytics of
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Can We Learn How to Forget? Neuroscientists begin to understand how the brain controls its own memory center — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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BLU Studio Touch smartphone makes fingerprint scanner a staple If you are in the market for a new smartphone simply because your old one has given up the ghost, then you would surely look to various contenders such as notable names from the likes of Samsung, Motorola, Apple, HTC, Huawei, and perhaps even Sony. Well, those who want a comparable set of features without compromising on their monthly budget can check out products from BLU that have given a fair
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HASSELL + OMA Reveal Design for New Museum for Western Australia The New Museum for Western Australia. Image Courtesy of HASSEL + OMA With the contract to design and build the museum in Perth officially awarded to contractor Brookfield Multiplex, HASSELL + OMA have revealed the design for the New Museum for Western Australia. The WA Government commissioned HASSEL + OMA to design the cultural institution in April of this year. HASSELL Principal and Board Direct
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Cricket Darts Wooden Dart Board Have your games and play them, too, with the Cricket Darts Wooden Dart Board by Red Wood and Blue. Unlike the traditional dart board, this set is designed to remain on display and fit in with all of your décor both in your home or office. This specific dart board is for Cricket Darts and is so incredibly unique that it has its own patent. The limited first edition of the Cricket Dart Board has ju
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Joan Digital Door Label for Meeting Rooms Bring some order to the daily chaos of office life with the Joan Digital Door Label for Meeting Rooms. More than just a device, the entire Joan Assistant system works to be sure everyone in the office is informed. Simply attach the devices outside of meeting rooms, connect the devices to your calendar, and Joan will display all the relevant information. With Joan, employees will no longer have to
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KUBE Portable 360-Degree Speaker Ready to really get the party started? Look no further than the KUBE Portable 360-Degree Speaker. Designed tough and built to withstand the weather, this stunning speaker produces truly 360-degree surround sound with crystal clear audio at every volume level. Wirelessly connecting to your device, KUBE delivers ultra deep bass and crisp highs without distortion whether you’re out in a field or out
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Bycle Bike Mount and GPS App Ride safely and confidently anywhere life takes you with the Bycle Bike Mount and GPS App. Available in two models, the S-Mount provides you with the versatile mount while also simultaneously merging the GPS and video recording on your phone. The S-Mount has a prism lens, accessibility to all of your phone’s features, and is designed to be shock and water resistant. The E-Mount maximizes the desi
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Xiaomi MiBook Air Notebook Collection When it comes to technology, one brand has proved they make the best. It’s no surprise that the Xiaomi MiBook Air Notebook Collection features the finest laptops on the market. Available in your choice of a gold or silver exterior, the notebooks in this series are available 13.3 inches or 12.5 inches. As the name suggests, the MiBook Air Collection laptops are ultra light and superbly thin so you
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TAGPLATE Portable Battery Pack Stay charged up while you’re out and about with the TAGPLATE Portable Battery Pack by NuAns. Weighing just over 5 ounces, this charging device is easily and effortlessly stored in your bag or pocket. The TAGPLATE comes with a built-in Lightning cable that conveniently secures in the device when it’s not in use. Winner of the Good Design Award in 2015, the TAGPLATE is covered in a durable yet soft
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MIRA Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle Staying on top of your hydration is easy and convenient with the MIRA Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle. Shaped like a vintage cola bottle, MIRA is vacuum insulated to keep your beverage cold or hot as long as it takes for you to enjoy it. Holding an impressive 17 ounces (500 mL), the MIRA Water Bottle is the perfect balance of large enough to hold your drink yet small enough to be carried i
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Aluminum Portable Tablet Stand by Rapahan Stop straining your arms and hands while struggling to hold your tablet and rest comfortable with the Aluminum Portable Tablet Stand by Rapahan. Completely folding into itself for storage and transportation, this clever device can be taken literally everywhere you go. Simply unfold the legs, pop in your tablet, adjust the grips, and enjoy your tablet entirely hands-free. The Portable Tablet Stand
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Direct Drive Motors Make Robotic Touch More Human The challenge of creating human-like robotic fingers may have just been solved.
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Di Peng recreates the experience of dementia with sense-distorting helmet Graduate shows 2016: this Dementia Simulator headset designed by Central Saint Martins graduate Di Peng lets wearers experience symptoms of the disease for themselves (+ movie). (more…)
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Sanders condemns Trump’s Muslim statement with Holocaust reference Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump caused a bipartisan stir when he insulted the wife of slain soldier Humayun Khan, with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders feeling compelled to make a statement condemning Trump, and referencing the Holocaust. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Recent terrorist attacks ‘new’ to elite German forces despite years of training – commanderTerror attacks across Europe have made years of training undertaken by Germany’s elite Special Forces outdated because their skills in dealing with hostage situations and organized crime are largely ineffective given the new challenges faced. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Couch potatoes!’ Get rid of gadgets & sofa-happiness, Pope Francis tells youth Stop being coach potatoes; throw away your gadgets, which make you drowsy and dull and go out to explore the world, Pope Francis told crowds of young people in Krakow. The pontiff certainly knows about living an active life as pictures on social media show. Read Full Article at RT.com
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In depth: Why 3D printing will save your life one day A 3D future The simple fact is really sick and desperate people are left frustrated by modern medicine for a number of reasons. Those seeking transplants have to wait on long lists, and if they do eventually find a donor, their body might reject the tissue. Patients in need of casts or equipment to help them heal often only have expensive choices made of heavy materials. And those in developing c
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Your future clothing could be made from cow manure Wearing fabric made from cow manure may sound like a terrible, smelly idea, but Eindhoven-based designer Jalila Essaïdi is out to prove that manure-made fabric could be the next great bio-textile. The eco-friendly fabric, called Mestic, harnesses the power of cow poo and helps divert its streams from polluting the environment. Essaïdi will soon show off her Mestic-derived fabric creations at an up
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Material Focus: Salling Tower by Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter © Torben Eskerod This article is part of our new ” Material Focus ” series, which asks architects to elaborate on the thought process behind their material choices and sheds light on the steps required to get buildings actually built. Installed last year, the Salling Tower provides a striking, sculptural landmark in Aarhus Docklands. From inside, its deceptively simple counterbalanced f
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Mozilla is developing a kitchen bot to answer the question, ‘What’s for dinner?’ We’ve seen Family Hub fridges , smart frying pans , and intelligent cookers — but a new effort from Mozilla might finally answer the ultimate connected-kitchen question: “What’s for dinner?” The Mozilla Foundation, the non-profit behind the Firefox web browser, is developing a smart kitchen bot to help consumers figure out what to cook for their meals. The project, which is only in the validation
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Could our voting booths get hacked by November? Do you have faith in the mechanics of voting and vote counting? There’s nothing new with being concerned about election integrity. Tales of miscounted votes and deceased people voting early and often stretch back through our history. Questionable security of the physical mechanics of voting came to a head in 2000 when the winner of the U.S. presidential election hung literally on the corners of t
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Chernobyl nuclear exclusion zone could become the world’s largest solar farm What do you so with land that’s been rendered inhabitable by humans? The Ukrainian government has decided the best use of the 1,600 square mile “exclusion zone” surrounding the former Chernobyl nuclear power station is to build one the world’s largest solar power plants, according to Electrek . The solar energy plant plans are ambitious and on a fast timeline. The Ukraine government is currently
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Acoustic ‘beats’ from Mismatched Musical Frequencies In late high school physics courses and first year university courses, the phenomenon of acoustical ‘beats’ is often covered. This is an interesting phenomenon, but it is usually only skated over, leaving the students with not much more than a feeling that the beats somehow arise from the two waves moving in and out of […]
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People are more satisfied with AT&T than with any other U.S. carrier, but just barely T-Mobile may give out Lyft credit and free data for Pokémon Go to its customers on a weekly basis, but it’s AT&T that has the highest customer satisfaction among the major U.S. carriers, according to JD Power’s two latest customer studies . Based on responses from 7,556 full-service wireless customers from January through June, the study looks at how U.S. carriers provide customer service thr
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Nissan’s gold Olympics-edition EV, and more in the week that was Tesla’s Gigafactory is set to double the world’s battery production, and this week it opened its doors for the first time . Tesla is also working on an electric truck, but Mercedes-Benz beat them to punch this week by launching the world’s first all-electric big rig . In other transportation news, a sun-powered airplane completed an epic trip around the world — and we highlighted eight milestone
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a first look inside rafael viñoly’s 432 park avenue in new york new photographs offer a look inside the tower for the first time, which, at 426 meters (1,396 feet), is the tallest residential building in the western hemisphere. The post a first look inside rafael viñoly’s 432 park avenue in new york appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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Go Incognito Opens Your Current Tab in Incognito Mode, Scrubs It from Your Browser HistoryChrome: Go Incognito does one simple, very useful thing: It opens your current tab in Incognito mode, then removes any reference to that tab from your browser history. You know, in case you click a link or open something and you just forgot to do it in Incognito Mode first. It’s happened to all of us. Once installed, Go Incognito adds a button to your Chrome toolbar. Click it, and the tab you cur
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Greek islands overflowing with migrants amid EU fears Turkey will abandon refugee dealGreek authorities on several islands in the Aegean Sea are raising the alarm over an increasing influx of refugees from Turkey, which has soared since the failed coup, while the EU fears Turkey will not keep to its promises regarding the refugee deal. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Loopd reveals first engagement sensor for events in the world Back in the early days of conventions and meetings, the attendees are tracked through their registration details. Where they move about on the showfloor can be difficult to track, as well as who they talk to, and if you were to embark on that path, a whole lot of paperwork is required. However, if one were to provide each conference attendee with a GPS tracker of sorts, it would definitely be a v
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Major Pokemon Go update may change how you play the game A major Pokemon Go update might make it harder to find actual Pokemon — but you’ll be able to re-customize your avatar, so there’s that. Available for Android and iOS, it seems that the footprints of nearby Pokemon have been removed. You no longer get a sense of where the Pokemon are, only that they’re nearby. Niantic and Nintendo might be bothered some players are already catching ‘em all. Sadly
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The basics of the thorny relationship between science and philosophy A lot of things that try to pass themselves off as science, like homeopathy, clearly aren’t scientific. But it might surprise you to know that there’s no simple checklist or flow chart that lets you separate the scientific from the nice-try-but-not-quites. It’s not for lack of trying; for decades, philosophers worked to figure out how a decidedly human activity could produce such reliable informa
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Black book for enemies, drinking issues & ‘kissing’ Farage – Juncker’s eccentric interview It appears that European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is not someone to cross as he admitted he has a black book with a list of his enemies. He also told Belgium’s Le Soir that he is not an alcoholic and never kissed former UKIP leader Nigel Farage. Read Full Article at RT.com
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MIT Develops Portable Device That Spits Out Drugs On-Demand Researchers at MIT have developed a portable system that can produce biologic drugs on-demand, obviating the need for expensive centralized manufacturing and potentially enabling doctors working in remote or developing parts of the world to create biopharmaceuticals that may be otherwise inaccessible. The DARPA-funded work is described this week in the journal Nature Communications . Biopharmaceu
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Sunday’s Best Deals: Robotic Vacuum, Kindle Ebooks, Lodge Skillet Samsung’s robotic vacuum , Kindle ebooks , and a Lodge skillet lead off Sunday’s best deals. Read more…
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Tokyo Thrift: This Sharp Zaurus is a sleek pocket computer from 1999 It’s often said that Japan was slow to smartphones, with tens of millions of flip phone users long unconvinced of the benefits of iPhone and Android. It’s less often pointed out that those flip phones were miraculous in their own way, seamlessly integrated into Japanese society with features that people in the West could only dream of. And it’s even less often mentioned that Japan has had slick,
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Yota Kakuda creates tiled interior for cheese tart store in Japan Japanese designer Yota Kakuda used a bespoke aluminium tile to cover the walls and floors in this shop that sells baked cheese tarts (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Sunscreen Showdown: Creams vs. Sprays Sunscreen is sunscreen, so you’d think the way you apply it doesn’t really matter, but choosing between cream or lotion and a spray-on sunscreen can impact the likelihood you’ll use it, the amount of coverage on your skin, and even the actual protection you get. Let’s find out which might be better for you in this sunscreen showdown. http://vitals.lifehacker.com/here-s-the-spf… The Contenders Cho
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Scientists discover two new species resembling GoT dragons (VIDEO) Researchers in Japan have discovered two new species of ants, which they say resemble dragons from the TV series ‘Game of Thrones’. Read Full Article at RT.com
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In depth: How to make sure your next car is future-proofed Cars – the next tech milestone Whenever we buy a new piece of technology, we have to weigh the decision carefully. With a phone it isn’t simply a case of picking the device with the biggest screen or the fastest processor; there’s a more fundamental decision: iPhone or Android? Whichever you choose will lock you into that device’s ecosystem for the next couple of years – and your choice of apps a
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Kuna – Smart Outdoor Security Light Kuna is a smart wifi camera and intercom built into an outdoor light. Before entering, most burglars knock or ring the doorbell to see if a house is empty. Kuna detects the visitor and immediately sends an alert to your phone. You can see who the visitor is on your phone through the camera’s live feed. Deter the potential burglar by speaking to them, setting off Kuna’s alarm, or calling the polic
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How Not to Use Power Tools Link A compilation of people (and animals) using drills, chainsaws, lawnmowers, leaf blowers, and other mechanical work machines in ways that were never intended. We were waiting to see Jim Carrey’s drill trick from Burt Wonderstone. More Awesome Stuff: Ernie Els’ Horrible Masters Start Bad Ideas in Aviation History You’re So Stupid! How Not to Exit a Parking Lot 4×4 Recovery Gone Wrong
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Tanita Ironman Body Composition Scale Even though the Tanita Ironman gets down and dirty with its data, it’s possible this is one scale whose numbers could actually make you feel better about your weight. Rather than just flashing out measurements of mass, the Ironman provides a more complete picture of your health and fitness level with its readings of 9 different components of body composition. Step onto the Ironman and you’ll be a
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Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World Beautiful illustrated book highlighting the work of 50 notable women who worked in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Women in Science celebrates the achievements of the intrepid women who have paved the way for the next generation of female engineers, biologists, mathematicians, doctors, astronauts, physicists, and more! [ photo credit ] Buy it here The post Women i
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Steven Holl Receives Approval for Kennedy Center Pedestrian Bridge Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects Steven Holl Architects have received the go-ahead for a new pedestrian bridge linking their own Kennedy Center Expansion to the Potomac riverfront. Originally proposed by Kennedy Center architect Edward Durell Stone in 1959, the idea to extend the lively arts program from the center along the waterfront is set to increase the vitality of both existing programs.
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Barny in Bank Street This cute little barn is tucked behind a neighboring garage at the end of a no-through road. It’s so peaceful and quiet there – nestled in the between all the nonna’s backyards -and only moments from Sydney Rd and Lygon Street mind you! The house is tiny with a foot print of 100sqm. To make it feel more
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Download these 5 apps to create some cool artwork, take better photos, and more August is almost here, and that means the mobile industry is going to get really busy as September inches closer — that’s thanks to IFA, Apple’s iPhone 7 launch , Google’s Android Nougat , Nexus , and Daydream rollout, and more. First up is Samsung’s Note 7 unveiling on August 2 — you’ll need some great apps to play around with these devices. Every week we hunt through the various app stores to f
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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Luggage you can ride, cider makers, and more At any given moment, there are approximately a zillion crowdfunding campaigns on the web. Take a stroll through Kickstarter or Indiegogo and you’ll find no shortage of weird, useless, and downright stupid projects out there — alongside some real gems. In this column, we cut through all the worthless wearables and Oculus Rift ripoffs to round up the week’s most unusual, ambitious, and exciting pro
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U.S. lawmakers want to make smart city projects less risky Smart city projects have plenty of on-paper advantages, but city leaders are keen to remain in the good books of residents and broken promises, lack of city funds, and failed projects don’t make a good resume. It’s part of the reason we aren’t seeing much smart city investment outside of hubs like San Francisco , New York City, and Austin, Texas, where city planners can afford to spend a few mill
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Weekend tech reading: First synthetic Titan X benchmarks surface, Core 2 Duo’s 10 year anniversary Apparently Titan X Pascal samples are already out in the wild, as Facebook employee shares first results of synthetic benchmark based on Nvidia CUDA, by comparing old and the new Titan X. Bear in mind that this is not strictly a typical…
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Nikola Tesla’s Surprising Connection to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Nikola Tesla, one of history’s most celebrated inventors, has an unexpected connection to the current U.S. Elections. Read More
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BBC: And then we strapped a helicopter rig to an elephant Imagine being part of the BBC’s natural history unit, traveling the world to create some of the world’s most beautiful documentaries. Sounds like a dream job, right? I sat down with Huw Cordey, the producer on a ton of the Beeb’s best-loved shows, to find out more about the technology and gadgets the team deploys to capture the beasties in action. Read More
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Olympic Athletes Are Complaining They Can’t Play Pokémon Go And It’s So Sad Dear Niantic, you could’ve done better. Read more…
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Scientists Complete the Most Detailed Map of the Brain Ever To me, maps always conjure up a sense of exploration. Back in the Age of Discovery, rudimentary maps allowed European explorers to sail into the vast unknown. They began charting new worlds, and in turn, made newer maps that helped future generations better understand the lands and seas that cover our world. Now, thanks to a new — if slightly different — type of map, we may be approaching a new ag
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Cappellini reissues Joe Colombo’s classic 1960s Tube Chair Renowned industrial designer Joe Colombo ‘s Tube Chair has been rescued from “the pages of design books” by Italian furniture brand Cappellini , which is rereleasing the piece. (more…)
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CTRL XC sunglasses change tint in 1/10 of a second so you’re always glare-free The weather can be unpredictable, but your sunglasses might be able to predict it all the same. Or at least, react in such a way that makes them seem more clairvoyant than they really are. Meet the CTRL XC sunglasses, heralded as “the world’s most advanced and fastest tint changing glasses for mountain biking, extreme sports, and leisure.” Promising to change tints within a tenth of a second, you
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Arrested Development’s creator has recut its fourth season into 22 new episodes When Netflix brought back Arrested Development for a fourth season in 2013, it looked different. Each of its fifteen episodes focused on a different character, ran just over half an hour, and took place at roughly the same time. It was a move that divided critics and audiences. Now, the show’s creator, Mitch Hurwitz has finished an ambitious project: recut the entire season so that plays out more
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2017 Acura NSX: Budget Hypercar Price: $156K+ | Buy | Link Carfection checks out the new NSX to see if it’s still a daily driver supercar. The answer is a confident “yes,” with the car’s cutting edge tech working so well you barely notice they’re there, and you’re left with a familiar, comfortable and fun driving experience. More Awesome Stuff: 1927 Ford Model T Hot Rod 2016 M2: A Great Sequel Joyride: Circuit Acura Precision C
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Donald Trump: Dead soldier’s mother ‘had nothing to say’ Donald Trump tells ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos a dead US Muslim soldier’s mother “had nothing to say”.
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Smart Gun Lock Add an extra line of security to your personal firearm with this smart gun lock. This caliber-specific lock easily attaches to your semi-automatic piece so you can instantly lock and unlock it, and sends notifications to your phone if your gun has been tampered with. Check it out $95.00
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The Monster Towel Spend a day soaking up the sun without getting sand all over your body by laying out on the monster towel. This ginormous towel measures an impressive 10 x 10 feet and is made out of ultra soft microfiber that’s designed to fold up into a compact package. Check it out $36.99
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Elevated Titanium Silverware Improve your dining experience by preventing food contamination using this set of elevated titanium silverware. They featured an ergonomically designed curved shape that keeps the eating end of the utensil elevated when placed flat on any surface. Check it out $99.00
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Ghazala Khan: ‘I didn’t say anything because I was in pain’ The mother of a fallen Muslim US soldier on Donald Trump saying that she was silent at the Democratic convention.
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Bitcoin Is Not Currency, According to Jewish Law As if the concept of bitcoin didn’t already have some of us scratching our heads, now it turns out that according to Jewish law, it’s not even kosher currency. That is, if you’re an Orthodox Jew adhering to religious law, bitcoin isn’t considered currency at all. When the Torah, or Jewish Bible, and other Jewish texts were written thousands of years ago, they served not only as a spiritual guide,
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‘Food crisis’ hits 10,000 laid-off Indians in Saudi Arabia More than 10,000 Indians laid off in Saudi Arabia face a “food crisis”, India’s foreign minister says, as an airlift is prepared.
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India low-caste Dalits protest over Gujarat attacks About 25,000 member of India’s Dalit community rally in the western state of Gujarat in protest at the attacks on their members.
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Mother of US Muslim soldier hits back at Trump over speech silence The mother of a dead US Muslim soldier hits back at presidential hopeful Donald Trump for questioning her silence during a speech by her husband.
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Memorial interfaith Mass urges French to ‘oppose violence with love’ Muslims attended Catholic Mass in cities and towns across France on Sunday in a show of solidarity following the grisly murder of an 86-year-old priest at a Normandy church earlier this week for which the Islamic State group claimed responsibility.
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Nabil Gholam Architects Propose Unusual “Art Oasis” in Saudi Arabia Courtesy of Nabil Gholam Architects An unconventional hybrid comprised of an art center, retail outlets, restaurants and private residences forms a new “Arts Oasis” in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Designed by Nabil Gholam Architects , the project was shortlisted as a finalist in Commercial Mixed-Use – Future Projects category at the World Building of the Year Awards. Courtesy of Nabil Gholam A
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Prospera wants to use AI to bring agriculture into the 21st century Agriculture is about to get a healthy injection of AI. Thanks to machine learning company Prospera , one of man’s oldest practices will be made new by way of Propsera’s AI based solutions. By applying techniques in deep learning, computer vision, and data science, the Tel Aviv-based firm hopes to transform farming “from an intuition-based practice to an optimized data-based practice.” Prospera us
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‘Regulation crowdfunding’ isn’t the mess opponents predicted GUEST: It has been 74 days since “regulation crowdfunding” (aka Title III of the JOBS Act) kicked off , and the data is starting to pour in. Regulation crowdfunding allows any American startup or small business to raise up to $1 million from friends, family, and followers on debt and equity crowdfunding platforms that are registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The initial data is
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Baguette vending machine bakes up French-style bread at anytime – CNET Micro bakery Le Bread Xpress offers oven-baked baguettes on demand, with no trip to France needed. Sacré bleu!
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NASA to land on asteroid that could have once seeded life, but may now destroy Earth NASA is about to launch a $1 billion 7-year mission to probe asteroid Bennu, which may carry the building blocks of organic life, but also has a chance of hitting Earth late in the next century. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Waiting until October’: Turkey issues ultimatum to EU over visa-free travel Turkey will not fulfill its part of the refugee deal with the EU if the bloc does not lift its visa requirements for Turkish citizens by October, Turkey’s foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, told a German daily. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Coleman 16-Can Soft Cooler With Hard Liner $15.00 Coleman 16-Can Soft Cooler With Hard Liner $15.00
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Gable House The site is faced with the heavily traveled arterial road. Living in such an environment, the client would like to have an open and tranquil space where you would not be conscious about surrounding lines of sight. The house was carefully designed to connect the exterior and interior – the concrete wall is built to
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What are the major barriers to UK smart cities? A recent report commissioned by streetlight design and manufacturing company Lucy Zodion has found significant barriers to smart city development in the UK. The report contains research into the opinions on smart cities of senior contacts from councils across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The in-depth interviews conducted in May and June 2016 gauged the appetite for smart cities
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Watch This White Dwarf Mercilessly Wail On Its Red Dwarf Friend Roughly 380 light years from Earth, in the constellation Scorpio, lies a trigger-happy star system called AR Scorpii. Every 1.97 minutes, it dramatically bursts out with a pulse of light four times brighter than its normal flux, leading astronomers to originally classify it as a lone variable star. But new research published in Nature has revealed that AR Scorpii is actually made up of two stars:
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Eutuxia Slim Universal Monitor Laptop Multimedia Stand $14.99 Eutuxia Slim Universal Monitor Laptop Multimedia Stand $14.99
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Cable Companies Urge Judges To Kill ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules An anonymous reader quotes Reuters: Trade associations representing wireless, cable and broadband operators on Friday urged the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to reverse…the Federal Communications Commission’s so-called net neutrality rules, put in place last year to make internet service providers treat all internet traffic equally… The cable groups said the court sho
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Mars (Trailer) Link Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s upcoming Nat Geo miniseries looks ahead towards the first manned mission to the red planet. The story takes place in 2033, but is peppered with interviews with some of today’s most visionary and notable scientists and business leaders. More Awesome Stuff: Deliver Us the Moon Everspace Planetbase Star Citizen (Gameplay 2) Astroneer
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France church attack: Two arrested over priest’s killing Two men are placed under formal investigation over the murder of a French priest, including a cousin of one of the killers.
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Worrying About Money Is Tough on Wallets and Wrinkles Image: Shutterstock As someone who often struggles to make ends meet, I often feel like I want to just curl up in a ball and never leave my house. During the worst months, I often found that it took a toll on my appearance. The dark circles under my eyes started to sag, my face would break out in pimples, and I’d gain weight. Of course, that only added to the stress. The effects that stress can h
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Ghazala Khan, mother of fallen U.S. soldier: Trump ‘doesn’t know what the word sacrifice means’ Ghazala Khan, mother of fallen U.S. Army Capt. Humayun S. M. Khan, has something to say about Donald Trump. “He doesn’t know what the word sacrifice means.” Ghazala stood on stage with her husband, Khizr Khan, at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday, as he gave an impassioned speech decrying Trump’s comments about Muslims and praising the heroism of their son, who was killed i
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Peptoid nanosheets assemble by different design rule Snakes on a plane: This atomic-resolution simulation of a peptoid nanosheet reveals a snake-like structure never seen before. The nanosheet’s layers include a water-repelling core (yellow), peptoid backbones (white), and charged sidechains (magenta and cyan). The right corner of the nanosheet’s top layer has been “removed” to show how the backbone’s alternating rotational states give the backbone
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Urban Airship Reach pushes Android and Apple Pay to the next level A new study details that mobile wallets like Apple Pay and Android Pay are on the rise, but consumers want more — and it’s coming. Urban Airship says that in the last three months, 67 percent of millennials have used a mobile wallet, and 51 percent of users over the age of 35 are also fans. But it’s not payment solutions we’re taking advantage of. Instead, Urban Airship says we prefer loyalty car
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Pablo Escobar’s Absurd Wealth Link RealLifeLore backs up Narcos’ display of drug lord Pablo Escobar’s wealth with statistics. A significant amount of Escobar’s estimated $30 billion worth was in cold, hard cash, which led to ridiculous storage problems such as rats eating billions of dollars. More Awesome Stuff: Cleaning with Vinegar Drawing Circuits Molten Salt Hits Water: Part 2 How Flies Escape Danger Hands Free
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From Azathoth to Zann: Scare Kids to Sleep With Free Mythos ABC Book Fans of H.P. Lovecraft, newcomers to the horror writer’s work or anyone who likes the idea of slightly tormenting children, Mythos ABC- A Lovecraftian Alphabet Book is now available as a free, downloadable PDF . Read more…
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Four Ways To Respond When Someone Objects To What You’ve Said Speak to people often enough and you’re bound to slip up. Here’s what to say next to smooth things over. If your job involves speaking to people, it’s bound to happen: You get called out for something you say. Maybe you’ve misspoken or made an innocent error. Maybe you voiced some provocative views. Maybe you’ve even offended someone. Read Full Story
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Taliban’s massive truck bomb attack & gunfight at Kabul hotel ends with 1 policeman, 3 gunmen dead A Taliban truck bomb attack and gunfight at a foreign hotel in Kabul on Monday has reignited security concerns in the Afghan capital, despite no civilian casualties being reported. At least one police officer died in a 6-hour shootout with the terrorists Read Full Article at RT.com
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Marina travel bot uses A.I. to trump human-assisted bots Human-assisted travel bots like Mezi and Lola have some new competition. The Marina bot , developed by Alterra, works within Facebook Messenger to make reservations using natural language understanding techniques. For example, you can type in multiple routes between your home city and your final destination, ask about a “romantic getaway,” or look for the best hotel deals. Alterra developed the b
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Kabul explosion: Foreign compound targeted by Taliban A powerful lorry bomb and gunmen target a compound housing foreign contractors in the Afghan capital, Kabul, in an attack claimed by the Taliban.
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Congo opposition chief demands elections by end of 2016 Congo’s veteran opposition chief Etienne Tshisekedi on Sunday called for elections to be held this year and for President Joseph Kabila to step down as scheduled on December 20.
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Test the quality and purity of water, air, food, and cannabis with MyDx How sure are you about the safety of the substances you drink, eat, breathe, and, like, legally smoke in Colorado? We take a lot on faith when we drink a glass of tap water, buy organic food, or even breathe in our own homes. Startup CDx, which already has a cannabis testing product on the market, is now focused on helping people test the quality of the water they drink with the next version of i
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Gigafactories will be the key to sustainable economic and technological advantage for Elon Musk Elon Musk argues that applying engineering effort to refining the production process is a better use of man-hours than trying to wring the last little bits of efficiency out of his cars. An engineer working on improving the factory line is five to 10 times more productive than that same effort put on the product that’s actually being built. “It takes a massive amount of effort to improve the
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Bosch 5312 12″ Dual Bevel Slide Compound Miter Saw $383.01 Bosch 5312 12″ Dual Bevel Slide Compound Miter Saw $383.01
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Making a Forge Blower Link Primitive Technology inches towards the metal age by making an alternative to bellows: a rotary fan driven by a bow. It allows his furnace to get hot enough to extract iron from iron ore, though he’ll need a bigger setup if he wants to get usable amounts of the metal. More Awesome Stuff: Making a Grass Hut Making a Bow & Arrows Making Charcoal Making a Cord Drill & Pump Drill Making
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Virtual reality will not replay the 3D debacle In the mid-2000s, everyone was talking about 3D, the “next big thing” in video. It required people to buy expensive new gadgets and wear goofy eyewear, but we were told consumers would flock to this new 3D world. Unless you’re James Cameron, you likely missed the entire 3D revolution. So perhaps we should look at the new “next big thing” in video, virtual… Read More
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This is the eye exam of the 21st century — meet the SVOne from Smart Vision Labs If inconvenience was ever an excuse that you used to get out of having your eyes checked, you’re out of luck. There’s a new company that’s helping ensure that eye exams are nothing if not easy. Meet SVOne Enterprise, a new device from Smart Vision Labs . It’s branded as an intuitive, self-guided vision testing system that bringing telemedicine to optometry. This little device is capable of captur
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How to Use the Internet on the Summit of Everest It was morning on May 10. I was in a teahouse in Dingboche, a remote Nepalese village about a two-day trek from the Mt. Everest base camp, sipping instant coffee, watching the sun rise from behind snow-crested Himalayan peaks, and trawling my Facebook feed using the Everest Link Wi-Fi network. My guide Bishnu checked the day’s weather forecast on his smartphone. Although there wasn’t a cloud in t
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Will drones play a role in saving the whales and the dolphins? Their domain may be in the skies, but that doesn’t mean they can’t help those in the sea. A new application of drone technology seeks to aid the whale and dolphin populations of Hawai’i by creating a more accurate listing of the mammals’ pods . While the use of unmanned aerial vehicles in animal research is still in a relatively early stage, should this experiment prove successful, it could pave
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Mozilla To Remove Hello In Firefox 49 Firefox’s voice and videoconferencing add-on was described as “the first global communications system built directly into a browser” — but things change. An anonymous Slashdot reader writes: An entry on Mozilla’s issue tracker opened on July 17 reveals ongoing efforts from Mozilla engineers to remove the Hello system add-on from default Firefox installations starting with version 49, se
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Kensun Home/Car Portable Air Compressor/Tire Inflator $19.99 Kensun Home/Car Portable Air Compressor/Tire Inflator $19.99
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Umeda Hospital / Kengo Kuma & Associates © Daici Ano Architects: Kengo Kuma & Associates Location: Hikari, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan Area: 1987.19 sqm Project Year: 2015 Photographs: Daici Ano Structural Engineer: YSE Architects office Mechanical Engineer: Morimura Architects Office Sign Design: Japan Design Center, Principal designer Kenya Hara Chairman Of The Board Of Directors: Kaoru Umeda. Client: Medical Corporation shi-sei-k
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Spiral-Cut Pool Noodles Make Great All-Purpose Cushions Have some extra pool noodles around? This video is chock-full of great pool noodle tricks, including a way to spiral-cut them into padding you can wrap around almost anything. If you have some patio chairs that could use comfier arm rests, or want to keep your little ones from bumping into the sharp edges of your furniture, this video from the Shake the Future YouTube channel will show you how to
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The Nuggy – Smoker’s Multi-Tool Whoa, Nuggy! I’munna put you in a headlock and give you a Nuggy! Is that a Nuggy in your Snuggy or are you just…wearing a Snuggy in July without even being high? Nuggy, Nuggy, Nuggy. The only thing better than the word “Nuggy” might be what the word stands for. At least for those of you out there who partake in a puff-centric pastime. The Nuggy is a 10-piece multi-tool for smokers all
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The ESA is sending a 21st-century message in a bottle to Polaris Just think of it as the 21st-century version of a message in a bottle . Rather than sending these thoughts out to sea, you’re sending them out to Polaris, otherwise known as the North Star, and a place where humans will (almost certainly) never go. So if there’s anything you need to get off your chest and send far, far away, this just may be your chance. It’s all thanks to a new project spearhead
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53% off Blitzu Cyborg Ultra Bright USB Rechargable Bike Light – Deal Alert The Blitzu Cyborg 168T Bike Tail light features 50 micro-LED chips, and emits up to 168 Lumens. It is simple to install and you can mount this rear light anywhere you want in seconds, such as the handlebar, the seat post or anywhere on the frame. Stop wasting your money and never buy batteries again. The Cyborg 168T bicycle rear light charges from your computer or any device with a USB port. It o
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Keep Your Credit Card Secure? It’s easy to pontificate about the best security practices — but the real test is what we do with our own money. Long-time Slashdot reader Keybounce writes: So, like most of you, I recently got a new credit card with a chip in it. I was not worried about that — I know the chips are harder to copy and counterfeit. But I recently discovered that the card is also a radio card — swiping it near the
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Vornado Evap3 Whole Room Evaporative Humidifier $28.19 Vornado Evap3 Whole Room Evaporative Humidifier $28.19
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Slumdog multi-millionaire How Ambarish Mitra, the boss of mobile phone app Blippar, went from living in an Indian slum to running a technology business worth $1.5bn.
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German youths teach language to Syrians Teenagers at a Cologne school are teaching German to Syrian refugees in their spare time, the BBC’s Jamsheda Young reports.
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painterly spectrum colored-resin lamps developed by taeg nishimoto created using a straight-forward technique, each piece begins with a painted section of parchment paper which is then coated in epoxy resin. The post painterly spectrum colored-resin lamps developed by taeg nishimoto appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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iHome ventures outdoors with its Weather Tough speakers SDI’s iHome brand has been around for over a decade and is well-known among consumers looking for affordable audio accessories for their mobile devices. Having recently moved away from docking station speakers in favor of wireless Bluetooth streaming, iHome is currently taking on the great outdoors with their Weather Tough series of portable speakers. From pocket-sized to space-hungry bricks, the
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Jill Stein Deletes Tweet That Says ‘There’s No Evidence That Autism Is Caused By Vaccines’Image: AP Dr. Jill Stein, the Green Party’s candidate for president, just wants someone to like her. The function she served in this election, thus far, is to preemptively blame progressives if Trump gets elected. It’s unfair to criticize Dr. Stein for merely running for president, even in a tight race like this; there’s no inherent evil in making a futile attempt to dismantle the two-party syste
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Kabul hotel siege ends after Taliban attackers killed An attack on a Kabul hotel popular with foreign contractors ended Monday after all three Taliban fighters were killed, around seven hours after the assault began with a truck explosion, police said.
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Deep space travel might play havoc with your heart Traveling deeper into space may carry some unanticipated health risks. Scientists have published a study noting that Apollo astronauts have died of heart disease at an unusually high rate — of the 7 that passed away during the study, 43 percent fell to cardiovascular conditions. Only 11 percent of those deceased astronauts who stopped at low Earth orbit succumbed to heart disease, which is about
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Desalination plant would go deep to protect marine life A desalination project proposed for California’s central coast would draw water from one of the world’s deepest submarine canyons, making it potentially less harmful to ocean life. The Deep Water Desal facility would require substantially less energy to operate than typical desalination plants, use renewable energy sources, and provide cooling for a data center that would be built in tandem. It’s
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Summer’s Coolest Electronics【TV box& PC Gear】 Come to enjoy this summer’s coolest Electronics SCISHION V88 TV Box Rockchip 3229 Quad Core 4K H.265 1GB DDR3 RAM 8GB eMMC ROM Only $19.99 Starting at 9:00 am UTC, August 1st GOLE GOLE1 Mini PC Dual System: Windows 10 / Android 5.1 4K Streaming Media Player Intel Cherry Trail Z8300 Quad-core Bluetooth 4.0 2.4GHz / 5GHz Dual-band WiFi with Touch Panel Only $112.99 30 PCs limited Starting at 9:00 a
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20 Armenian gunmen surrender after 2-week siege of police station (VIDEO) A group of 20 gunmen that captured a police station in Yerevan on July 17 demanding the release of an opposition politician have surrendered. Two officers died in the standoff, which also triggered opposition protests with clashes and arrests. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Gizmag is now New Atlas: Why we’ve changed our name For almost 15 years we’ve worked hard to keep you up to date with the rise of technology and its impact on our daily lives. That has led us into new frontiers, and now, a new name. .. Continue Reading Gizmag is now New Atlas: Why we’ve changed our name Category: Good Thinking Tags: Gizmag Related Articles: Gizmag launches new site: The Mobiler Follow Gizmag on Twitter D-Drive redux: about that ho
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Breakthrough in fight against antibiotic resistance Scientists have developed a pioneering new treatment to prevent bacterial skin infections, which could be used in the battle against ‘superbugs’, such as MRSA.
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Subaru XV Hybrid goes to STI handling school It can be easy to forget the first letter in SUV stands for sports when tall city crossovers are hampered by their high center of gravity, making them less agile and exciting than regular hatchbacks. Seemingly unconcerned by the basic principles of physics, Subaru’s STI division has created the XV Hybrid tS, in attempt to turn an uninspiring, slow crossover into a slightly more inspiring, slow cr
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Photo tip of the day: This app lets you know when to take the best photos Any time of day is a good time for photography. But it’s no surprise that some times are better than others. The problem is, that time changes from one day to another and depends greatly on the weather. To help you better judge when to go out and take photographs, a team of developers have created Golden Hour , a new iOS app that “helps you to find the best time, place, and weather for your outdo
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New Video Highlights Venomous Drugs In the final chapter of Venomous, I explain how the deadliest animals on the planet may hold the power to save lives. Though it might seem counterintuitive, toxins aren’t really that different from cures—both specifically target some pathway in the body that is going wrong. The therapeutic use of venoms traces back centuries to some of our oldest civilizations. That medical legacy is still with us
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Justin Timberlake gives inspirational speech stressing diversity, honoring Muhammad Ali On Sunday night, Justin Timberlake was the recipient of the Decade Award at the 2016 Teen Choice Awards and during his acceptance speech he talked about being inspired by diversity and Muhammad Ali. SEE ALSO: Twitter checks Justin Timberlake’s privilege after his controversial BET Awards comments After receiving the award from Kobe Bryant, Timberlake gave a heartfelt speech, saying: Timberlake al
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miguel chevalier weaves ‘onde pixel’ installation through milan’s unicredit pavilion the digital installation comprises an ever-changing sequence of ‘multicolored graphic scenes’ that are composed of symbolic motifs sourced from the digital universe. The post miguel chevalier weaves ‘onde pixel’ installation through milan’s unicredit pavilion appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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Talking the future of education with Convergent Media founder Rob Anderson This week on Technotopia I talk to Rob Anderson, founder of Convergent Media Group and a former founding team member at MTV Russia. Anderson has some interesting ideas on education and the necessity for a true way to assess and hire based on personality types and skills. Anderson is constantly hiring for his media company and he’s looking forward to a future when we will all be working a… Read Mo
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Pope speaks out against linking Islam with violence Pope Francis said on Sunday that it was wrong to identify Islam with violence and that social injustice and idolatry of money were among the prime causes of terrorism.
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Why prolonged sitting may increase risk of death American Heart Association | Signs and Symptoms of VTE Prolonged sitting, such as watching a lot of television every day, may increase your risk of dying from a blood clot in the lung, according to a new open-access research letter published July 26 in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. Deep vein thrombosis (credit: Blausen.com staff) A lung blood clot ( pulmonary embolism ) us
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Google and Microsoft Want Every Company to Scrutinize You with AI The tech giants are eager to rent out their AI breakthroughs to other companies.
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Syria conflict: Aleppo residents create ‘smoke curtain’ A ‘smoke curtain’ to disrupt warplanes above Aleppo was created on Sunday by residents burning tyres, according to Syrian activists.
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Cancer is at least 1.7 million years old, as per a new fossil discovery Humanity’s battle against cancer has been ongoing for a very, very long time. At least 1.7 million years to be exact. As per new findings from researchers at South Africa’s University of the Witwatersrand, cancer is no modern disease brought about by the stresses of our more advanced lifestyle. Rather, it has haunted our ancestors since what feels like the beginning of time. The study, which was
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DJI’s first drone arena gives novices space to spread their wings So you’ve unpacked your brand new drone, fired up the rotors and sent it directly into … a tree. Getting a grip on drone piloting can be a difficult (and costly) exercise, but DJI is looking to give beginners more room to move. This month, the Chinese company will open the doors to its first indoor facility designed to accomodate beginners earning their wings. .. Continue Reading DJI’s first dr
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Regulations Make Americans $4 Trillion Poorer Is America’s accumulating pile of regulations slowing down economic growth? According to a new study from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, the answer is yes : Thanks to regulatory drag, the U.S. economy is $4 trillion smaller than it otherwise would have been. How do regulations harm economic growth? “For each new regulation added to the existing pile, there is a greater possi
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Alleged ISIS video threatens Putin, Russia with attacks A newly-released video attributed to Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) urges jihadists to stage attacks in Russia. The threat comes amid Russia’s repeated warnings that IS terrorism in Syria and Iraq could soon spread to other parts of the world. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Dyslexic designers challenge stigma of condition with designjunction exhibition London Design Festival 2016: ten dyslexic designers from the worlds of illustration, homeware and fashion are showing work at this year’s designjunction exhibition in London (+ slideshow). (more…)
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This cool Tournesol swimming pool opens up like a futuristic flower This dome-shaped swimming pool located near Strasbourg, France, has received several extensions of the years, but the latest one by design studio Urbane Kultur and manufacturer Hi-Macs makes the most of its interior space. The team has refurbished and extended the facility while preserving the simplicity of the original design. The swimming pool is one among several dome-shaped swimming pools, nam
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MH370 was flown into water, says Canadian air crash expert One of the world’s leading air crash investigators tells Australian TV he believes Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was deliberately flown into the sea.
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UK spies tracked Middle East activists with a web link shortener Intelligence agencies don’t always rely on hacks to monitor and influence political events. Motherboard has learned that the UK’s GCHQ created its own URL shortener , lurl.me, to both disseminate pro-revolution talk during Iranian and Arab Spring protests as well as track activists. Puppet accounts would use lurl.me to help get around government censorship, while GCHQ would send special links to
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How Astronomers Plan to Solve the Mystery of the “Alien Megastructure Star” If you look in enough places, eventually you’ll find something profoundly strange. That’s been a reliable rule of thumb through the history of science, and last year it proved dramatically true again for astronomer Tabetha Boyajian. While digging through data from NASA’s Kepler space telescope, which has been monitoring 150,000 stars for signs of orbiting planets, she realized that one of these th
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South Australia Police adopting facial-recognition technology NEC Australia has been awarded with a AU$780,000 contract to deploy facial-recognition technology for South Australia Police.
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Flight plan reproductions to put a touch of Apollo 11 on your coffee table It’s hardly surprising, but it’s not easy – or cheap – to get your hands on authentic Apollo 11 memorabilia . A team based out of Melbourne, Australia is trying to change that by reproducing the original Apollo 11 flight plans, right down to the paper stock, fonts, line spacing and positioning on the page as the originals. .. Continue Reading Flight plan reproductions to put a touch of Apollo 11
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The best foldable fat-wheel 2WD Russian motorcycle you’ll see all day With 12-inch wide, 25-inch diameter fat wheels and a simple two-wheel drive system, this unique and “distinctive” Russian agricultural bike can crawl its way through all kinds of mud and slush. The Taurus 2×2 is a lightweight, simple, two-wheel drive motorbike that pulls apart in minutes to fit in the trunk of a car – as long as you have enough room for those tires. .. Continue Reading
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In Kenya, Safaricom’s Little Cab app goes head to head with Uber Even as a deal is imminent between Uber and its closest competitor Didi Chuxing in the immense Chinese market, competition in ride-sharing continues to intensify around the globe. Africa is one region where entrants continue to pile in. In Kenya’s tech transit market, which already includes Uber and several other startups, Safaricom, the country’s largest telecom and fintech firm,… Read More
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India sends food for 10,000 starving workers in Saudi Arabia Over 10,000 starving Indian workers in Saudi Arabia have received 16,000kg of food from their own government, which was distributed in front of the India’s consulate in the port city of Jeddah. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Dead Muslim soldier’s parents row with Donald Trump The mother of an American Muslim soldier who was killed in Iraq accuses Donald Trump of being ignorant about Islam.
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Lenovo IdeaPad 510s Intel Core i7-6500U 14″ 1080p Laptop w/ 2GB AMD GPU $654.99 Lenovo IdeaPad 510s Intel Core i7-6500U 14″ 1080p Laptop w/ 2GB AMD GPU $654.99
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The fast food cake made from pizza and burgers is heaven and hell all at once If you’ve always fantasised about those feasts on YouTube’s EpicMealTime , making this birthday cake is something you’ll aspire to. Feast your eyes on this truly abominable fast food cake, a dreamy creation put together by Milton Lai from Sydney, Australia. Well, it’s dreamy until after you eat it. SEE ALSO: Taco Bell wants to put puffy Cheetos in your burrito The cake begins with the rock solid
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Cousin of French church attacker charged and detained A cousin of Abdel-Malik Nabil Petitjean, who was formally identified as one of the two men believed to have killed a French priest in a church last week, has been placed in preventive detention, the Paris prosecutor’s office said Sunday.
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Armenian gunmen surrender after tense standoff at police station Twenty anti-government gunmen who were holed up in an Armenian police station for two weeks surrendered on Sunday, security services said, ending a tense stand-off that left two police officers dead and triggered mass protests.
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Malaysia’s new security law raises rights concerns A new security law giving Malaysia’s prime minister sweeping new powers prompts concerns it could restrict human rights and stifle democracy.
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Google’s Project Ara founder creates a smart lamp to teach you better habits We’re always looking for ways to motivate ourselves around learning new behaviors, whether it’s reading more, getting more exercise, or even spending more time writing. Perhaps technology is the obvious place to turn for help, and a new company has developed a lamp that it believes contains the keys to instilling positive habits within ourselves. Called Peak , this device is now available through
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Structures of Landscape Located at the edge of Yellowstone Park in Montana, Tippet Rise Art Center — with an extension over 11,000 acres of wilderness — is born as a new destination for the arts, in which music performances and large-scale outdoor sculptures play a major role.
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The ‘women heroes’ who rose up in Turkey The BBC’s Selin Girit meets some of those women regarded as heroes for standing up to the attempted coup in Turkey.
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‘Asylum seeker’ stabs Belgian priest who let him in to shower, but refused to give cash A Belgian priest has been attacked by a man who claimed to be an asylum seeker. The perpetrator first asked Father Jos Vanderlee if he could take a shower and then demanded money. When the priest said no, the man stabbed him. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Turkey coup attempt: Erdogan ‘snatch squad’ soldiers captured Turkish special forces capture a group of soldiers suspected of trying to seize President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a failed coup attempt.
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Galaxy Note 7 new S Pen Air Commands get leaked While there has been no shortage of discussions and leaks about the upcoming Galaxy Note 7’s hardware and design, what really separates this phablet from its kin is the S Pen and related features. Sadly, details those have actually been considerably fewer, that is until now. A new leak has shown at least one new aspect S Pen wielders can … Continue reading
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Hackers allegedly take over airport screens to blast insults about the South China Sea Flight information screens at two of Vietnam’s major airports had to go dark last week, after hackers took over and displayed insulting messages about Vietnam in relation to its territorial claims over the South China Sea, Vietnamese state media reported. Airport authorities had to switch off the screens and sound systems at Noi Bai and Tan Son Nhat airports in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, respect
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Researchers discover worlds deepest underwater sinkhole in the South China Sea The Sansha Ship Course Research Institute for Coral Protection used a variety of equipment, including underwater robots and sonar scanners, to determine the sinkhole’s size: 300.89 meters in depth, 130 meters in width (426 feet) at the entrance, and 36 meters in width (118 feet) at the bottom. The depth of the mysterious sinkhole far exceeds the Dean’s 202-meter-deep Blue Hole in the Bahamas, whic
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The oceans are full of barriers for small organisms Subtle and short-lived differences in ocean salinity or temperature function as physical barriers for phytoplankton, and result in a patchy distribution of the oceans’ most important food resource. The new research from the Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate at the University of Copenhagen may help explain the large biodiversity in the sea.
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Brickbat: Road to Ruin Former Colfax County, New Mexico, sheriff’s deputy Vidal Sandoval has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and theft of government property . Undercover agents sent to investigate him for shaking down down motorists not only caught him doing that but also offering to allow drug dealers to move drugs through the county for a piece of their money.
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Tesla Gigafactory takes shape and, spoiler alert, it’s huge already Tesla has worked hard to establish itself making high-end, luxury electric cars, now it’s got its sights set on the mainstream. That push has two main elements behind it: the Model 3 and the Gigafactory, where Tesla is looking to mass produce batteries for a lower price. Until now, details about the factory had been thin on the ground, but last week’s unveiling in Nevada finally provided some det
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‘Dangerous outcast’: Ukraine minister blasts Trump for saying Crimea people want to be with Russia Senior current and former officials in Ukraine were outraged with US presidential candidate Donald Trump, who called their country “a mess” and said the people of Crimea would rather be with Russia than with Ukraine. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Australia won’t stop drifting so it needs to fix its GPS coordinates Unfortunately for your global positioning system (GPS), Australia just won’t stay still. Being the renegade that it is, the only continent that is also a country is moving north by about 7 centimetres (2.8 inches) each year, Dan Jaksa from Geoscience Australia told the ABC . That’s put the local coordinates out of whack by about 1.5 metres (4.9 feet). SEE ALSO: Amount of Australians listing The F
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Turkey summons German charge d’affaires over refusal to show Erdogan address at Cologne rally Turkey has summoned the German charge d’affaires in Ankara to explain restrictions imposed by the authorities in Germany on a pro-President Erdogan protest in Cologne. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Paradox nation: Norway, a climate leader making money on oil Norway wants to get rid of gasoline-fueled cars, plans to become carbon neutral by 2030 and spends billions on helping poor countries reduce their carbon footprints. Meanwhile, it’s pushing ever farther into the Arctic Ocean in search of more oil and gas.
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Scientists use oxygen ‘scissors’ to make freestanding single-atom silicon layer Much like an overcooked dinner, the next so-called wonder material for next-generation electronics has been ‘stuck to the pan’ until researchers at the UOW’s Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials (ISEM) came up with a breakthrough solution.
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[ NEW ARRIVALS ] 2-Person Anti-mosquito Parachute Nylon Hammock URL : http://goo.gl/ijGF4r PRICE: $29. 99 2-Person Anti-mosquito Parachute Nylon Hammock. Protecting you keep away from the mosquito in outdoor life. And It also can be sunshade, perfect for outdoor camping, hiking, picnic with your partners . Main Features: 1.Made of 70D parachute nylon fabric, durable to use. 2.Mosquito netting design, allow you to peacefully rest without insect bothering. 3.Zi
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Chasing the light One of Australia’s most renowned landscape photographers has released a stunning new set of images, showcasing the country’s northwest in a series of panoramic shots.
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Syrian rebels launch offensive on regime-held parts of Aleppo Syrian rebel fighters launched a major assault on government-held parts of Aleppo on Sunday in their first major campaign to retake parts of the city that have been claimed by loyalist forces and allies.
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This addiction calculator is the easiest way to see when you’ll probably die Drinking is super fun. But it’s not just that. It’s also unhealthy, addictive and — depending on where you live — pretty expensive. However, because of its place in society as a widely-accepted, mainstream drug we’ve all become detached from the effects it has on our bodies. I’m not going to be the first person to tell you any addiction is bad, but with this simple calculator it just became scari
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‘Hard’ for France to guarantee freedom of Islam if Muslims don’t help country – Valls If Muslims in France don’t help the country to battle extremists and those who threaten the Republic, it will be “increasingly hard” for Paris to guarantee freedom of Islam, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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artists engage the automobile at LA’s venus gallery the exhibition ‘piston head II’ spotlights the ways in which a car can be both a cultural icon and sculptural object. The post artists engage the automobile at LA’s venus gallery appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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Taiwan president gives first apology to indigenous groups The President of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen, for the first time apologises to the island’s indigenous communities for centuries of mistreatment.
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Video: Lebanese arts festival rocks on despite Syria war The Baalbeck arts festival in eastern Lebanon is welcoming revellers for its 60th edition this year, despite the venue’s relative proximity to war-ravaged Syria.
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Free Games for PS Plus and Xbox Live in August 2016 As the last full month of summer arrives, so do new games for PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold members. Here’s what you can look for coming soon to your systems in August. Xbox Live As usual, the free Xbox 360 games will be playable on Xbox One, and the second game for each system becomes available midway through the month. First up on Xbox One is WARRIORS OROCHI 3 Ultimate, a tactical hack an
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A seagull standing on top of a seagull is another one of nature’s oddities Nature throws up plenty of weird stuff, but sometimes they’re so random you’re just not sure what to think. It’s especially true when looking at this photo of a seagull, which is standing on top of another seagull, photographed in Sydney, Australia. Or could it be a very tidy Photoshop job? SEE ALSO: This seagull is on a mission to get some cash money A photo of the sight was posted to the ‘Midly
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Vasily Klyukin Professes His Love for Architecture with Roses Pavilion Courtesy of Vasily Klyukin As a token of his love, Russian architect, designer, and writer Vasily Klyukin is presenting the field of architecture with roses, specifically, with his new design, Roses Pavilion . Inspired by the beauty and presence of the flowers, Klyukin has conceptualized a pavilion made of glass and metal shaped like a bouquet of roses. Here, variations in interior lighting will
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Google Maps for iOS gets multi-stop road trip capability iOS users with Google Maps on their devices haven’t been able to use something that Android users of Google Maps have taken for granted for a while in the form of the ability to setup navigation for road trips that have more than one stop. iOS users can now make those multi stop road trips using the iOS Google Maps … Continue reading
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July’s powerful new PC hardware: Pushing new limits in graphics, storage, and more Quality, not quantity Image by Gordon Mah Ung July tends to be a slow month in the world of technology, as the industry takes a collective breath between June’s fierce one-two punch of Computex and E3 and August’s back-to-school rush. And true to form, the past 30 days weren’t quite as action-packed as June’s dawn of a glorious new era . Still, July was anything but dead. To read this article in
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Why we love bureaucracy (and outsourcing) It’s been a decade since this California city’s data center installed a high-heat and subfloor-water alert system in the wake of some air-conditioning failures, reports the IT pilot fish in charge of it. “The system is monitored by a commercial company and has worked perfectly,” says fish. “But we just got a notification and invoice from the city police department’s Alarm Complianc
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The 10 Mac games you need to play from July 2016 July’s Mac games Nearly everyone—myself included—is knee-deep in Pokémon Go fandom right now, but if you want a deeper game that you can play at your desk or on the couch, you’re in luck. Our latest look at new and exciting Mac game releases comes with a nicely varied selection of options, with headliner Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens leading the charge. To read this article in full or to leav
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This video explains how space rays could kill us all Walking around Earth just got a bit scarier. You might not have known, but falling asteroids aren’t the only way to die a space-induced death. Thanks to Kurzgesagt, you now also have a reason to constantly fear invisible rays! Extremely energetic explosions happening in other galaxies have a profound effect — they send bursts of gamma rays shooting around, destroying ozone layers in its way. If w
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Russian helicopter on Aleppo aid mission shot down, all 5 aboard dead (VIDEO) A Russian Mi-8 helicopter has been shot down by ground fire in Syria following delivery of humanitarian supplies to Aleppo, the Defense Ministry said. Three crew and two officers from Russia’s Reconciliation Center died, according to a Kremlin statement. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Elon Musk wants to build Tesla Gigafactories all around the world Related: Tesla opens the Gigafactory’s doors for a first look Via Carscoops Images via Tesla Facebook and OnInnovation on Flickr
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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 livestream details announced By now, there is almost nothing secret about the Galaxy Note 7, or Galaxy Note7 as Samsung spells it. Still, it will be interesting to see how all the rumors and speculation pans out when Samsung finally pulls off the veil on the 2nd of August. Of course, not all of us have the privilege of being there in person. … Continue reading
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Top 300 Firms of 2016: Gensler Leads Revenue for Fifth Year Running Gensler held first place for the fifth consecutive year in record’s annual Top 300 Architecture Firms list.
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Dramatic Cantilevered Home in South Korea with a Gravity-Defying Façade! The street façade of an urban residence is generally what sets it apart from its neighbors in the most obvious fashion. Sure, the interior and the backyard matter a whole lot as well, but it is the front elevation of the building that gives it a distinct identity in setting where space is precious and one home seems to start where the previous one ends! Nestled in beautiful residential community
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secondfloor architects construct yellow submarine coffee tank within thailand’s khao yai national park the tropical landscape provides a harmonious backdrop to the cafe, allowing visitors to relax and unwind within a minimal, understated dwelling. The post secondfloor architects construct yellow submarine coffee tank within thailand’s khao yai national park appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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Why renting camera kit makes sense Why rent camera gear? Photographers have never had it so good, with DSLRs such as the Canon EOS 5DS and Nikon D810 offering incredible levels of resolution for under £3,000. So you might not expect anyone, aside from a few specialist pros, to still be renting bodies and lenses in 2016. Yet surprisingly, the rental market is big business. Major retailers such as Calumet and Wilkinson Cameras have
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European Space Agency will send your message to the North Star In October 2016, the huge 35-metre satellite dish at Cebreros deep-space tracking station in Spain will spin around to aim at Polaris – the North Star. With a hum of electronics, it’ll begin the broadcast of a digital message in a bottle . A package of data, containing thousands of answers to one of the most pressing questions facing mankind today: “How will our present environmental interac
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This App Can Add Undo/Redo to Your Android Keyboard Undo and Redo are two of the most ubiquitous keyboard shortcuts for computer users. And even if you don’t know the actual keyboard shortcuts, you probably know that both Undo and Redo exist. Life wouldn’t be the same without them. Now imagine if your Android keyboard had Undo and Redo while typing. Wouldn’t that be awesome? Well, it’s possible. All you have to do is install an app called Inputtin
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Legacy to the rescue: Well-tuned foundational systems make cutting-edge projects possibleAFLAC still uses technology that was developed using assembly, the old programming language. It’s part of the mainframe system that runs the insurance company’s policy, administration, claims and billing functions, and it works just fine. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here (Insider Story)
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HTC Vive now £70 more pricey in the UK, thanks to Brexit The impacts of the U.K.’s Brexit vote to leave the European Union will undoubtedly be playing out for years and years to come. But here’s one short term effect: the HTC Vive VR headset is now £70 more expensive — rising from its original pricing of £689 to £759 (+ P&P) from today. Read More
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Suaoki G7 600A Peak 18000mAh Portable Car Jump Starter w/ Air Compressor $69.99 Suaoki G7 600A Peak 18000mAh Portable Car Jump Starter w/ Air Compressor $69.99
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6 ways to make the most of iOS 9’s Notification Center Don’t feel bad if you almost never swipe down on your iPhone or iPad’s display to open the two-pane Notification Center in iOS 9. Sure, it’s useful for glancing at the weather or checking your upcoming calendar events, but you might have little need for the depressing stock ticker, not to mention the random clumps of app alerts. With a little effort, though, you can really put Notification Center
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Kadyrov officially enters race for Chechen leader post Acting head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov has announced he will participate in the mid-September elections for the Chechen leadership, pledging to fulfill any and all tasks set by Moscow. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Saudi Arabia throws down the gauntlet to Iran in battle for Asian oil market Riyadh has cut oil prices to Asia by $1.60 per barrel, the most in 10 months, signaling mounting competition with fellow OPEC member Iran. Saudi Arabia is ramping up exports to regain market share. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Poverty costs British taxpayers £78bn a year – report Every British taxpayer spends £1,200 annually on reversing the effects of poverty, new research has shown. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Rogue pilot? Air crash investigator says MH370 was ‘deliberately’ flown into ocean While the current theory suggests the ill-fated Flight MH370 was unpiloted when it crashed over the ocean with 239 people on board, a leading air crash investigator cites “definite evidence” the plane was brought down by somebody in the cockpit. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Refugees & British men need lessons in how to treat women’ – Labour MP Male refugees starting a new life in the UK should be taught about women’s equality as part of a wider campaign aimed at all men in Britain, a Labour MP has suggested. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Delphi begins testing first autonomous car service in Singapore – Roadshow The automotive supplier accelerates development and validation of its self-driving car tech in the island nation.
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11 killed and 30,000 left homeless in Niger floods Niamey (AFP) July 29, 2016 Eleven people have died in flooding in Niger and 30,000 left homeless after vast swathes of the country – including arid desert locations – were deluged with heavy rain, the UN said Friday. The worst affected regions are both desert areas: Tahoua in the west, where seven people died and 5,321 people were left homeless, and Agadez in the north where three people were kill
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New remote-controlled microrobots for medical operations Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) Jul 26, 2016 For the past few years, scientists around the world have been studying ways to use miniature robots to better treat a variety of diseases. The robots are designed to enter the human body, where they can deliver drugs at specific locations or perform precise operations like clearing clogged-up arteries. By replacing invasive, often complicated surgery, they
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The preventive destruction Tomsk, Russia (SPX) Jul 28, 2016 Employees of the Department of Celestial Mechanics and Astrometry NII PMM of Tomsk state university (Russia) and colleagues from St. Petersburg State University, Keldysh Research Center, and Research Institute Sirius are developing measures to protect the Earth from potentially dangerous celestial bodies. With the help of supercomputer SKIF Cyberia, the scientists
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Molten storage and thermophotovoltaics offer new solar power pathway Atlanta GA (SPX) Jul 28, 2016 A new wrinkle on an old technology – solid-state thermophotovoltaics (TPV) – could provide a high-efficiency alternative for directly converting high-temperature heat from concentrated solar thermal to utility-scale electricity. New computer modeling suggests that high temperature TPV conversion – which captures infrared radiation from very hot surfaces – could one da
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Earth’s mantle appears to have a driving role in plate tectonics Eugene OR (SPX) Jul 29, 2016 Deep down below us is a tug of war moving at less than the speed of growing fingernails. Keeping your balance is not a concern, but how the movement happens has been debated among geologists. New findings from under the Pacific Northwest Coast by University of Oregon and University of Washington scientists now suggest a solution to a mystery that surfaced when the theo
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Mulching plus remediation corrects contaminated lawns Fargo ND (SPX) Jul 29, 2016 Petroleum-based spills on turfgrass can occur during lawn care and maintenance, primarily as a result of equipment failure or improper refueling. When these spills happen, hazardous hydrocarbons can contaminate soil and compromise the chemical balance of the grass and soil. The authors of a study in the June 2016 issue of HortTechnology found that application of mulchin
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Utah State University geologists probe geological carbon storage Logan UT (SPX) Jul 29, 2016 Effective carbon capture and storage or “CCS” in underground reservoirs is one possible way to meet ambitious climate change targets demanded by countries and international partnerships around the world. But are current technologies up to the task of securely and safely corralling buoyant carbon dioxide (CO2) for at least 10,000 years – the minimum time period
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Study highlights electric grids’ vulnerabilities to extreme weather Oak Ridge, Tenn. (UPI) Jul 29, 2016 Climate change is likely to expose electric grids to new threats. Researchers say electrical engineers and those who manage America’s electrical grid need prepare for emerging vulnerabilities. Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed new analysis strategies for identifying the parts of the electric grid that are most vulnerable to extreme weath
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CryoSat sets new standard for measuring sea levels Paris (ESA) Jul 28, 2016 Trying to measure sea levels around rugged coastlines is not always an easy task. ESA’s CryoSat satellite is making a difference with its radar altimeter. Sea level is a very sensitive indicator of climate change, reflecting components of the climate system such as heat, glaciers and the melting of ice-sheets. Precisely monitoring changes in the average level of oceans is
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After the Games, Rio’s Stadiums Won’t Rot—They’ll Transform Venues will become schools, pools, and other community venues after the Games The post After the Games, Rio’s Stadiums Won’t Rot—They’ll Transform appeared first on WIRED .
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Daimler invests in chauffeur service start-up Blacklane German automaker Daimler is investing more than $10 million in chauffeur service start-up Blacklane.
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Following Apple’s $1B investment in Didi Chuxing, company buys out UberChina Didi Chuxing, the market-leading ride-hailing service in China, has bought out Uber’s operations in the country, reports Bloomberg . The deal gives Uber and its investors a total 20% shareholding in Didi. Didi will buy Uber’s brand, business and data in the country, the Chinese company said in a statement. The WSJ notes that Didi will also invest $1B in Uber as part of the deal, the same amount A
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Why we need computational models in biology Many researchers begin the scientific process by making observations of the natural world and collecting data. They then try to extract patterns from these observations and data using statistical analysis. However, defining statistical correlations alone does not result in understanding. Instead, a theory is needed. A scientific theory aims to provide a unifying framework for a large class of empi
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Microsoft’s Windows Ink will soon do your math homework for you Microsoft’s new inking technology within Windows 10’s Anniversary Update, Windows Ink, has just begun to recognize what you write. Its next chapter? Equations. Shortly before reviews of Windows 10’s Anniversary Update hit on Monday, Microsoft showed off a rather sophisticated update to OneNote: Microsoft’s note-taking app was able to interpret mathematical equations entered using Windows Ink and
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New material could advance superconductivity Washington DC (SPX) Jul 29, 2016 Scientists have looked for different ways to force hydrogen into a metallic state for decades. A metallic state of hydrogen is a holy grail for materials science because it could be used for superconductors, materials that have no resistance to the flow of electrons, which increases electricity transfer efficiency many times over. For the first time researchers, le
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Vortex laser carries computer data in cyclone-like motion Buffalo, N.Y. (UPI) Jul 29, 2016 As the rise car ownership and automobile use in the 1950s and 60s necessitated bigger, better roads, increasing broadband use demands more efficient telecommunications technology. Researchers at the University of Buffalo have developed a vortex laser small enough to fit on a chip and capable of transmitting 10 times more data than conventional linear lasers. The te
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NUS scientists develop plastic flexible magnetic memory device Singapore (SPX) Jul 27, 2016 It looks like a small piece of transparent film with tiny engravings on it, and is flexible enough to be bent into a tube. Yet, this piece of “smart” plastic demonstrates excellent performance in terms of data storage and processing capabilities. This novel invention, developed by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS), hails a breakthrou
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Study looks at future of 2D materials Manchester, England (UPI) Jul 29, 2016 Graphene – the atom-thick, honeycomb-like weave of carbon – revolutionized the world of materials science. Now other 2D materials and their creators are looking to do the same. In a new survey, researchers at the University of Manchester and National University of Singapore detailed the potential of several new types of 2D materials. Materials scientists have
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Russia Postpones Launch of Proton Rocket With US Satellite Until October 10 Moscow (Sputnik) Jul 29, 2016 Russia’s Roscosmos space corporation said Thursday it had postponed the launch of a Proton carrier rocket with a US telecoms satellite on board until at least October 10. “Roscosmos launch planning commission has decided to delay the launch of a Proton-M carrier rocket with US telecommunications satellite EchoStar 21. The new date has been preliminary set for Oct
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Russia About to Drastically Boost Its Orbital Surveillance Capabilities Moscow (Sputnik) Jul 29, 2016 A new type of advanced surveillance satellites will soon bolster the reconnaissance capabilities of the Russian Aerospace Forces. The mainstay of the new space surveillance system will be the new 14F156 Razdan satellites, which are expected to replace the existing 14F137 Persona craft. Several sources in Russian industrial and military circles have told the newspaper
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Humanity in Dire Need of Global System to Prevent In-Space Collisions Moscow (Sputnik) Jul 28, 2016 The president of the Satellite Industry Association, Tom Stroup, tells Radio Sputnik that it’s time to consider the creation of a set of international guidelines to regulate orbital space traffic. According to a recent analysis piece in the Washington Post, the number of satellites orbiting the Earth has increased 40% in the past five years, currently standing at almo
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Roscosmos May Supply Components for Iranian Satellites Moscow (Sputnik) Jul 29, 2016 Russia’s Roscosmos space corporation might receive an order for the supply of components for Iranian satellites, Russian Minister of Communications and Mass Media Nikolai Nikiforov said Thursday. Earlier in the day, Nikiforov and Iranian Minister of Communication Mahmoud Vaezi met in Moscow and discussed a number of issues. “Iran is very interested in the experie
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Chorus of Black Holes Sings in X-Rays Pasadena CA (JPL) Jul 29, 2016 Supermassive black holes in the universe are like a raucous choir singing in the language of X-rays. When black holes pull in surrounding matter, they let out powerful X-ray bursts. This song of X-rays, coming from a chorus of millions of black holes, fills the entire sky – a phenomenon astronomers call the cosmic X-ray background. NASA’s Chandra mission has managed
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Jupiter’s great red spot heats planet’s upper atmosphere Boston MA (SPX) Jul 28, 2016 Researchers from Boston University’s (BU) Center for Space Physics report in Nature that Jupiter’s Great Red Spot may provide the mysterious source of energy required to heat the planet’s upper atmosphere to the unusually high values observed. Sunlight reaching Earth efficiently heats the terrestrial atmosphere at altitudes well above the surface – even at 250 miles hi
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Mitigating health risks of long duration spaceflight Houston TX (SPX) Jul 29, 2016 NASA closely monitors astronaut health during missions and throughout their lifetime. These medical monitoring programs, as well as prospective studies and medical research, help understand potential health risks related to long duration spaceflight, including the agency’s Journey to Mars. Biomedical research that aims to prevent heart disease is an important part of
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Stability of cheap solar cells improved The stability of a very efficient and cheap material for solar cells has now been enhanced by up to two orders of magnitude. The material manipulations that enabled this enhancement were developed in a project supported by the Austrian Science Fund FWF – and their “secret” was recently published in Nano Letters.
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UK balks last minute at Hinkley Point nuclear deal with China, Beijing decries ‘suspicious approach’ Theresa May’s government has backtracked just hours before signing a deal for a China-backed nuclear power station. Beijing state media says the UK is acting irrationally by delaying the project, jeopardizing the hard-won ‘Golden Era’ of China-UK ties. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Affordable Earbuds and Keyboards, Feral Children, and the Life of an Ice Cream Truck DriverSome affordable earbuds and gaming keyboards, real-life stories of feral children discovered in the wild, a new podcast on climate change, and why Sir Patrick Stewart really really loves hardware stores (and we do, too,) all in this week’s Brain Buffet! Welcome to Lifehacker’s Monday Brain Buffet , a series where we round up interesting, informative, and thought-provoking podcasts, interviews, ar
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sou fujimoto creates a stacked rental space tower for house vision tokyo among the other pavilions on show, the japanese architect’s response is a timber structure based on the concept of sharing, with common areas transformed into vibrant composite spaces. The post sou fujimoto creates a stacked rental space tower for house vision tokyo appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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Three jailed for India mother and daughter gang rape Three men suspected of participating in the gang rape of a woman and her teenage daughter are sent to jail for 14 days as investigations continue.
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Five Enduring Questions About Zika Zika. It’s the microscopic mascot of the troubled Rio de Janeiro Olympics. It’s an inconvenient reminder of how globalization can affect public health. And for millions of people who just want a healthy baby, it’s the threat you can’t quite see, something vicious moving just outside your peripheral vision. Roughly three years since it’s estimated to have first arrived in the Americas, the Zika vi
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‘The Simpsons’ pokes fun at Trump’s canine hair, tiny hands – CNET Homer and Marge talk politics and skewer The Donald in the process.
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The aligned spin of a black hole A black hole in traditional theory is characterized by having “no hair,” that is, it is so simple that it can be completely described by just three parameters, its mass, its spin, and its electric charge. Even though it may have formed out of a complex mix of matter and energy, all the specific details are lost when it collapses to a singular point. This is surrounded by a “horizon,
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Video: Researchers teach human ethics to autonomous cars To actually integrate autonomous vehicles into everyday life, researchers need to teach the cars how to make the safe driving decisions that come intuitively to humans.
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Dezeen Jobs: latest jobs update See the latest from our new and improved recruitment site Dezeen Jobs , including positions with Bompas & Parr , Heatherwick Studio and Carlo Ratti Associati , whose recent projects include a modular Internet of Things seating system (pictured). This is also the last chance to apply for roles with Oppenheim Architecture + Design , Clive Wilkinson Architects , Steven Holl and more… (more…)
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Climate modelers improve novel methods to corral uncertainty Riffing on the theory that two heads are better than one when tackling a tough problem, it was all hands on deck for nearly 70 scientists and students from some 30 countries around the world attending a five-day workshop in Trieste, Italy. Gathered at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), they got right down to sharing insights and strategies to quantify uncertainty
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M+ museum opens first gallery in West Kowloon Cultural District The forthcoming M+ museum has opened its first exhibition space in Hong Kong’s new cultural district: a mirror-clad pavilion that cantilevers out of a hillside (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Method to genetically engineer bacteria and yeast to increase bioethanol productionScientists from Illinois Institute of Technology received a patent for a method to genetically engineer bacteria and yeast to increase bioethanol production, especially from cellulosic material in biomass like twigs, branches, plant stalks and husks, and woodchips.
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This Apple Watch feature could be coming to the iPad The small size of the Apple Watch meant the Cupertino firm had to come up with a new way for users to interact with the device, rather than relying almost entirely on a touchscreen, as with the iPad and iPhone. One of the best solutions it came up with was the Digital Crown, which was essentially a supercharged home button, allowing users to zoom in and out, scroll through text, change the volume
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Would you stick these wheels on your phone? Ever find your phone is too far away when you get a notification? Researchers at the University of Tokyo may have created the perfect solution for you – putting your phone on wheels. Researchers Takefumi Hiraki, Koya Narumi, Koji Yatani, and Yoshihiro Kawahara have created a phone accessory that sticks some wheels on the end of your phone as well as a computer that makes it move when you get a no
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Can Blocking Blue Light Help Bipolar Disorder As Well as Sleep Issues? A new experiment suggests sleeping with amber-tinted glasses can reduce the manic symptoms of bipolar disorder within three days. Slashdot reader schwit1 quotes a report from Science Alert: The benefits of amber-tinted glasses are that they block blue light — a major component of sunlight and the light beamed at us from our computer and phone screens. In the mornings, it’s this blue light that he
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The Secret to Human Speed New insights into the biomechanics of sprinting could give athletes a leg up at the Olympics — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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EU-US Privacy Shield open for sign ups from today U.S. companies needing to transfer personal data of European customers across the Atlantic can now sign up to a new framework to govern such data transfers, with the so-called EU-US Privacy Shield up and running from today. Read More
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France seeks more influence over mosques to stop jihadists Dozens of leading French Muslims and Prime Minister Manuel Valls call for a new national drive to promote mainstream Islam and combat radicalisation.
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A peek inside the earliest moments of the universe The Big Bang. That spontaneous explosion some 14 billion years ago that created our universe and, in the process, all matter as we know it today.
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‘Special forces shadow wars’ face legal threat from Corbyn Special forces operations should be subject to proper democratic oversight through a new War Powers Act, which would prevent troops being risked in Britain’s ‘shadow wars,’ according to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia lands first major deal with Iran post sanctions – report Russian state company Rostec has reached a €1 billion deal with Iran to build a 1.4 gigawatt power station, Kommersant daily reports. Rostec is the first Russian company to get a firm contract with Tehran since the ending of sanctions. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Torin Big Red 3-Ton Garage Jack Combo Set $48.19 Torin Big Red 3-Ton Garage Jack Combo Set $48.19
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10 Google Maps for Android Tricks That’ll Change How You Navigate Google Maps for Android is more amazing than we tend to give it credit for. Our phones have replaced those chunky, expensive dedicated navigation devices thanks to Google Maps. We can find our way pretty much anywhere with ease. But as Google Maps has grown over the years, so have its features, and there might be some tricks hiding just under the surface that you never ran into that’ll change the
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UAE government selects ‘happiness officers’ Dozens of officials will spend five months overseas being trained in the science of happiness.
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Train With the Men of Russia’s Fighter Pilot Academy When the Soviet Union collapsed, it took the air force with it. Today, Russia is slowly building it back. The post Train With the Men of Russia’s Fighter Pilot Academy appeared first on WIRED .
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A Freaky Anti-Rubber Is Still Weirding Scientists Out Auxetics are a class of materials whose curious and complex properties have excited researchers for decades. The post A Freaky Anti-Rubber Is Still Weirding Scientists Out appeared first on WIRED .
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Samsung PM1663a SSD ships in 15TB or 7TB capacities, priced at $10k If you need a massive SSD for storing data in a business of some sort, Samsung in now shipping the PM1633a SSD with a whopping 15.36TB of storage space inside. The SSD began shipping to select customers back in March and Samsung now has the drive available at select retailers. As you can imagine, an SSD with such massive storage … Continue reading
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Standing Out or Fitting In? How Do Architects Approach Their Context The Royal Ontario Museum extension by Daniel Libeskind, image by The City of Toronto. Image via 99% Invisible All architects desire recognition of their built work; for their signature design style to be identified, or for the quality of materials and details to outshine those around it. Unfortunately, if every new architectural structure was to insert itself into its context looking to be the st
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Camera-based technology tracks people in car interiors When it comes to parking assistance or detecting pedestrians, modern cars can analyze their environment with high precision. But so far, what’s going on inside the car is less analyzed. Not so with a new type of system: it recognizes the number and size of the people inside the car and where they are focusing their attention. In this way, it provides the basis for novel assistance systems, such as
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Why Are Race Relations Worsening? New at Reason The election of Barack Obama was a unique moment in the long and complicated history of race relations in America. A huge symbolic barrier had collapsed. Never before was there so much optimism about escaping the grim clutches of the past. We had made a new start that would lead to new heights. Hope was infectious. Most whites voted against Obama, but on the eve of his inauguration, 55 percent of
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Researchers develop a small-molecule switch to activate proteins From growing teeth, bones, and tissue in skin and organs to creating enzymes and hormones, proteins are one of the most diverse and important elements of living organisms. But those varied purposes, along with the interconnectivity of all systems in living cells, make it challenging for researchers to determine how they operate.
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New Study Shows Benefits of Standing Desks vs. Sitting Chairs New Study Shows Benefits of Standing Desks vs. Sitting Chairs Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site Ask your friends or coworkers about standing desks, and you’ll probably here the same refrain: “I heard they were healthier.” With research showing that sitting is not great for human body, people assume that standing desks are just better, in part because they keep you moving. What we didn’t
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Vulkan Next will bring better support for VR and multiple GPUs Vulkan , the cross-platform alternative to DirectX 12 , was recently released, but “Vulkan Next” is already being worked on. That’s big news for Steam Machines , Linux, Android , and even Windows gaming PCs. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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Beta-NMR Finds New Antiferromagnet Behaviour Magnetism permeates every scale of TRIUMF life, from the cyclotron’s 17m diameter main magnet down five orders of magnitude to the tiny internal magnetic fields inside millimetre-sized samples probed by μSR (muon spin rotation/resonance/relaxation) experiments, all the way down to probing materials at the tens of nanometre scale with the βNMR (beta-delayed nuclear magnetic resonance) facility.
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Dublin pub takes the piss out of Donald Trump, literally LONDON — Dublin has a new bar in town, and as with any new business in a bustling city, the Adelphi pub on Middle Abbey Street will need a unique identity to set it apart. Its mouthwatering menu of “hot dog blaa-guettes” is a pretty excellent start, but this is clearly a pub that likes to go the extra mile. This is a pub that now features the face of U.S. presidential candidate Donald T
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Siberia anthrax outbreak: 12yo boy killed, 8 infected as disease returns after 75 years A 12-year-old boy evacuated from an anthrax epidemic zone in Russia has died in hospital while eight other people have been diagnosed with the disease. The infection has resurfaced in western Siberia 75 years after the previous outbreak. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Double honor killing: Pakistani man murders his 2 sisters on eve of weddings A Pakistani man killed his two sisters the evening before their weddings because they had chosen their own husbands, rather than settling for arranged marriages. It’s the latest in a string of so-called “honor killings” to take place in Pakistan. Read Full Article at RT.com
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What Those Seals of “Approval” On Supplement Bottles Actually Mean Those seals on packages of dietary supplements like multivitamins signal to buyers that the product has been somehow vetted or tested by someone, but that’s not always what they mean. Consumerist looked into those seals, what it takes to get them on your package, and what they really mean. Bottom line, no matter what the seal is or says, no supplement manufacturer or authority around them (and th
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Russia ready for constructive partnership with NATO, invites military experts for talks – MoDRussia has proposed to NATO a “positive program” for developing relations, aimed at decreasing tensions between Moscow and the US-led military bloc, Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Patagonia’s Unbroken Ground – Changing the way you think of food The movie explores the critical role food plays in finding solutions to the environmental crisis. The post Patagonia’s Unbroken Ground – Changing the way you think of food appeared first on The Manual .
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Microsoft’s IFTTT Competitor Flow Gets Its First Android Beta Android: Microsoft’s Flow is trying to compete with IFTTT , the automation service we already love pretty well. Now it’s finally gotten a key component: an Android app. Adventurous beta users can try it out now. Unfortunately, the Flow app for Android is pretty limited. You can use it to monitor your recipes, pause or unpause them, and get notifications when they fail to run. However, you can’t c
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Green polymer electrolyte based on N-phthaloylchitosan for dye-sensitized solar cells A green polymer derived from bio-waste was applied to the dye-sensitized solar cells. Chitosan obtained from the insects’ and crustaceans’ chitin was modified to produce the phthaloylchitosan electrolyte for the dye-sensitized solar cells with efficiency of more than 7 percent.
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Image: Hubble gazes at long-dead star This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image captures the remnants of a long-dead star. These rippling wisps of ionized gas, named DEM L316A, are located some 160,000 light-years away within one of the Milky Way’s closest galactic neighbors—the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC).
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Man-machine interaction—comprehensive assessment of user states Machines are taking over more and more tasks. Ideally, they should also be capable to support the human in case of poor performance. To intervene appropriately, the machine should understand what is going on with the human. Fraunhofer scientists have developed a diagnostic tool that recognizes user states in real time and communicates them to the machine.
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New radars for estimating rainfall installed at ARM sites How do clouds and rainfall change over time? The answers are important to understanding the world’s climate. New instruments are now available to help observe cloud and rainfall processes. State-of-the-art scanning dual-polarized X- and C-band weather radars were installed at Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility sites. These instruments will improve observation of clou
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All World Maps Lie. So Which One Should We Use? An analysis of four prominent maps, including the one Google, Apple, and Bing use—but shouldn’t. In November 2014, the Russian invasion of the Ukrainian peninsula, Crimea, became a virtual battlefield on Google maps. Initially Google Maps displayed Crimea as a disputed area with a dotted border. After pressure from the Russian government, Google was forced to changed it, so people in Russia now s
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We talked to astronaut Scott Kelly about the psychological challenges of going to Mars Living in space is even more challenging than it seems. Microgravity affects your body in weird ways , the high-risk environment can create high-stress situations, and you don’t have the comforts of your daily life on Earth: no showers, no fresh food, no fresh air, and no loved ones to go back to at the end of your work day. Astronauts usually endure all that for six months on the International S
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Researchers develop optically switchable chiral THz metamolecules A multi-institutional team of researchers including scientists with Los Alamos National Laboratory (of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration) has created the first artificial molecules whose chirality can be rapidly switched from a right-handed to a left-handed orientation with a beam of light on them. Switchable molecules hold potentially huge possibilities for
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Thrill of species discovery in the Pilbara You may think the heady days of discovering new plants and animals are over—lost to the romance of history when explorers plied uncharted seas on great sailing ships.
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SpaceX adopts lessons learned from multiple booster landings SpaceX founder Elon Musk’s daring dream of rocket recycling and reusability is getting closer and closer to reality with each passing day. After a breathtaking series of experimental flight tests aimed at safely landing the firms spent Falcon 9 first stages on land and at sea over the past half year the bold effort achieved another major milestone by just completing the first full duration test fi
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47 New Ways To Turn Carbon Dioxide From A Planetary Threat Into A Valuable Product The newest XPrize looks for ways to turn carbon emissions into something useful, because it doesn’t look like we’re going to stop them any time soon. What can you do with CO2? Other than bubble soda drinks and use it to help pump even more oil out of ground, today the answer is not very much. Read Full Story
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Mexico violence: Eleven killed in Acapulco Eight people are killed and the bodies of three more are found in the Mexican resort town of Acapulco in the latest bout of violence there.
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Modeling choices and the effects of water runoff on plant productivity The starting point often changes the finish. A team led by researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory modeled runoff, that is, water’s movement over the land surface and through the subsurface, using two widely adopted methods. They found that the modeling choices result in differences that ultimately swing results in carbon cycle simulations—by as much as 20%. The differences in modelin
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New book by political scientist explains how a moderate nation became divided “America is polarized. Our political parties are highly polarized and the American electorate is highly polarized,” writes University at Buffalo political scientist James E. Campbell.
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Collar Perfect Travel Iron Price: $35 | Buy | Link If you travel frequently, you know that your clothes can be a real mess when you pull them out of your luggage. Sometimes they need a full ironing, but other times, it’s just the collars or edges that are wrinkled. This tiny iron goes anywhere and is perfect for quick fixes. More Awesome Stuff: Flatev Tortilla Maker Sharp Tea-Ceré Matcha Tea Maker Otto’s O.F.B. Hyperchille
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The Math Equation That Explains Why You Should Always Buy Larger Pizzas No, I’m not here on behalf of the evil Big Pizza lobby. According to simple math, if you’re buying multiple small pizzas instead of getting a bigger one, you’re almost always wasting money. This video breaks it down. As the video above from ASAP Science breaks down with handy visuals, the amount of extra pizza you get when you go up a size is almost always disproportionate to its price. For examp
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Your Showerhead Is Crammed Full of Bacteria That Scientists Want to Study The shower is where we go to get clean , so most people probably don’t realize their showerhead is literally teeming with microbes. Scientists are recruiting people across the US who are willing to provide samples from their showers, so they can catalogue which bacteria are in there and how they compare in different parts of the country. “We’re interested in the microbes inside your home,” Noah F
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Scientists create measuring system for quality control of new detectors on LHC The main aim of current experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is to study fundamental properties of matter. With the help of proton-proton collisions, a precise study of the Standard Model and properties of the recently discovered Higgs boson is conducted along with the search for other particles and interactions beyond the Standard Model. The conditions necessary for the creation of new
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Student research examines how to generate energy during earthquakes Physics students from the University of Leicester have explored a feasible way to harness the power of earthquakes during a disaster in order to keep vital systems powered.
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Israeli army identifies a new threat: ‘Pokemon Go’ The Israeli military is warning its soldiers about a new threat: the widely popular mobile phone game “Pokemon Go.”
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Single actuator wave-like robot developed The first SAW (Single Actuator Wave-like Robot) that produces a pure wave motion using a single motor has been developed at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. The SAW robot is designed for medical applications, maintenance, search and rescue and security scenarios.
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Demonstrating strong electric fields in liquid helium for tests of matter-antimatter symmetryWhy is so much more matter than antimatter present in the universe? A clue to this mystery may be provided by a sensitive search for a separation of positive and negative charges inside the neutron, which is referred to as the neutron’s “electric dipole moment” (EDM).
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Tiny solar-powered Story Pod in Ontario offers community more than free books The Story Pod features black vertical slats along its outer walls, creating the impression of a solid structure, yet when passersby get a little closer they can see into the transparent polycarbonate sheet and into the peaceful haven. Benches fold outward with two of the walls and interior shelving provides space for bookworms to take refuge. Visitors from a nearby, riverside walking trail find th
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Research Team Develops Ultrathin, Transparent Oxide TFT for Active-Matrix Backplane of Flexible 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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From WiFi to LiFi: the August 2016 issue of Physics World is out now LiFi, the physics of new drugs and Brexit in the new issue of Physics World
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7 Geeky Books Everybody Should Read In August 2016 Another month, another set of book recommendations direct from MakeUseOf HQ. This article highlights geeky books that we think our readers will enjoy reading over the next month. The coming weeks are a little light on non-fiction releases with a strong tech angle, but there are still plenty of good books to choose from. As always, we’d love to hear what you’re currently reading, so please let us
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Keep Track Of The Classic Books You’ve Read With This Scratch-Off Poster Here’s a little motivation for anyone who’s made a goal to read more classic books. Pop Chart Labs has unveiled a gorgeous 18″ x 24″ scratch-off poster featuring 100 literary classics that you should definitely have on your list. Need a book recommendation? How about 100? Scratch that literary itch with this stunning scratch-off chart of essential novels from 1605 to present. Each timeless work i
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Aston Martin’s $3M Hypercar Takes F1 Performance to the Road Making a car that can keep up with Formula 1 racers on a track, and be an enjoyable street ride is nearly impossible. But there is a precedent. The post Aston Martin’s $3M Hypercar Takes F1 Performance to the Road appeared first on WIRED .
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The Sea Pig Has Tentacles for a Face and Balloons for Feet May I introduce you to the sea pig, a bizarre type of sea cucumber with tentacles for a face and long clown balloons for feet. The post The Sea Pig Has Tentacles for a Face and Balloons for Feet appeared first on WIRED .
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Travalo Classic HD Mist Fragrance Refill Spray Take your fragrance everywhere you go with Travalo. Your stylish perfume spray refills in seconds from any perfume bottle through their patented pump-fill system. Their revolutionary U-change technology enables you to mix and match your inner bottle with any Travalo cases. Ready-to-use, convenient and elegant, it is indispensable for your modern on-the-go lifestyle. Its 5 ml engine bottle contain
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STINO – Nano Tech Mounting Solution for iPads STINO is the world’s first Nano-tech iPad mount to adhere your tablet to any non-porous surfaces without leaving a mark. All you need is the flat surface and the less than 5 seconds! With its Nano Vacuum Suction Formula (NVSF), STINO makes sure that your tablet securely adheres to any non-porous surfaces without leaving a mark. This iPad mount is removable and repositionable. In its simplest term
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Marlin – The World’s First Swim Meter Designed to Talk to You Do you always tend to forget how many laps you swam in the pool? Never quite know how far and how fast you swim in the sea? Find it hard to navigate in open water swim? Platysens Marlin is a Swim Meter designed to tell you a detailed analysis of your swim performance through voice feedback by using a bone conduction headset. Your pace is reported to you as you swim with no disruption to your swim
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Hot Iron Holster Deluxe The Hot Iron Holster is a heat resistant, silicone holder for your weapons of beauty. It consists of two components: a pocket to hold hair styling tools while hot, and a flap that sticks to any smooth surface and doubles as a heat mat to set tools on. It makes an amazing accessory that can keep your home neat and tidy as well as free from the usual mess of styling tools placed all around. The hol
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Sony Z9D 4K HDR TV with Android With the latest technology at your fingertips, it’s time to get your entertainment up to speed with the Sony 4K HDR TV with Android. This incredible and TV is nearly futuristic with all of its features. With a 4K high dynamic range, the Sony Z9D TV will give you the clearest picture you have ever seen with stunning brightness, color, and detail. TV shows, movies, and more will come alive like nev
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ATILIUM – A Retro-Styled Power Charger ATILIUM, a portable power bank infused with the retro-style and essence of the 90’s, is combining high-tech functionality with one of the greatest trend come-backs of all time. Its‘ classic charm can store 4400 mAh of energy for your smartphone or other devices. From chokers to retro footwear, 90’s styles are dominating the mainstream trends of 2016. With nostalgic styles rapidly re-surging in to
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Al33 – The Fastest Aluminum Bicycle Wheels These aluminum bicycle wheels come with the aerodynamics of carbon wheels and are pretty lightweight for climbing. They have superior ceramic braking power that can even survive the ParisRoubaix cobbles. The AL33 has extreme stability while cornering and descending with high speed. It also includes sublime braking power and modulation that has a striking appearance in both aero and lightweight bi
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Halo Sport Brain Stimulator boosts and accelerates strength and skill gains by up to half the time needed for gains The US Military accelerated pilot and sniper training by 50% with neurotechnology similar to Halo Sport. We’re bringing these gains to athletics. Neuropriming uses pulses of energy to increase the excitability of motor neurons, benefiting athletes in two ways: accelerated strength and skill acquisition. Halo Sport is a training device that accelerates gains in skill, strength, explosiveness and e
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What does your poop say about your evolution? What does the bacteria in animal guts have to do with ecology? It turns out quite a bit more than you might expect. What does your poop say about your evolution? Is the microbiome the next big thing in ecology?
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Paper examines climate risk and the fossil fuel industry Burning coal, oil and natural gas is responsible for two-thirds of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Yet these same fuels are also the economic mainstay of resource-rich countries and the world’s largest companies. According to a new working paper from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, this means that climate-change relief actions represent danger for the fossil fuel busines
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The Razor House: Advanced Design on the Cliffside The Razor house is a modern masterpiece that is built into the cliffs of Torrey Pines State Park in La Jolla, California The post The Razor House: Advanced Design on the Cliffside appeared first on Architecture Lab .
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How Samsung plans its phones Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge aren’t just the company’s best-ever phones — they’re also the phones that have turned around the fortunes of its mobile division after two years of slipping profits. The S7 and S7 Edge’s strong sales were instrumental in shoring up the mobile unit, according to the second-quarter earnings released last week, and Samsung plans to keep up the momentum at the high end
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Energy-generating smart bricks turn ordinary buildings into efficient living machines A cool project with an unfortunate acronym, LIAR or Living Architecture is developing construction bricks composed of biofilm that can harness solar energy, wastewater, and air pollution, and turn them into usable resources. The living bricks fit together to create ‘bioreactor walls’ that can be programmed to perform all sorts of functions. The inventors say the new, sustainable construction mater
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Repurposed shipping containers inject funky and unexpected color to a historic home renovation Artist Markus Linnenbrink and his wife, gallerist Cindy Rucker, commissioned LOT-EK to renovate the existing two-level carriage and to add a penthouse above. “We thought a lot about what we wanted from this house and how to make this our house,” they told New York Magazine. The single-family home, called the Irving Place Carriage House, eschews the typical house design with its cargotecture additi
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Scientist develops a rapid test for the Hendra virus in horses Horses suspected of carrying the deadly Hendra virus will have results in ten minutes rather than up to 36 hours, thanks to a rapid diagnostic test developed by University of the Sunshine Coast researcher, Joanna Kristoffersen.
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How vulnerable to hacking is the US election cyber infrastructure? Following the hack of Democratic National Committee emails and reports of a new cyberattack against the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, worries abound that foreign nations may be clandestinely involved in the 2016 American presidential campaign. Allegations swirl that Russia, under the direction of President Vladimir Putin, is secretly working to undermine the U.S. Democratic Party. T
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US police use machine learning to curb their own violence With US policing in the spotlight, the police are turning to AI to predict which officers are at risk of cracking under stress
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Trump Accuses Clinton of Rigging Debates, ISIS Calls for Jihad in Russia, Candy Charms Goes to Iran: A.M. Links Donald Trump accused Hillary Clinton of rigging the presidential debates because two are scheduled during NFL games.Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says the organization has “even more material” on the Clinton campaign. WWE legend Goldust says he’s voting for Gary Johnson. There has been an attack directed or inspired by ISIS every 84 hours since June 8. The terror group has called on
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Safety Shoes and Boots Guide Around the globe, there are different jobs that have requirements of wearing safety gear for workers. The post Safety Shoes and Boots Guide appeared first on Architecture Lab .
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Channels review: Turn your iPad or iPhone into a handheld TV I’m a long-time cord cutter, but the increasingly chopped-up world of broadcast, cable, and exclusive programming available via websites and apps frustrated me enough that I bought an over-the-air (OTA) tuner so I could at least have a reliable source for major networks and PBS. By itself, the device just sits on the network; it has to be paired with useful software. That’s where Fancy Bits’ new
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Using fast particles to probe hot matter in nuclear collisions The hottest matter that existed in the early universe after the Big Bang is created in collisions of high-energy nuclei. Using information on the propagation and attenuation of fast particles coming from the collisions, nuclear physicists can extract transport properties of the hot, dense matter.
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Satanic Temple rolls out after-school program for kids The Satanic Temple (TST) is planning to bring Lucifer to school by rolling out extra-curricular clubs across the US. ‘After School Satan’ is the Temple’s response to a Supreme Court ruling allowing evangelical religious programs to operate in schools. Read Full Article at RT.com
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A light-connected world Harald Haas explains how ordinary LED light bulbs could become our portals to the digital world thanks to a new wireless communications network that uses visible light
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10 Best Boat Shoes For Men The most versatile shoes in your closet.
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Find Out Why Ticwatch 2 Leaves Apple Watch In The Dust Fancy, feature-packed, intuitive, Those are all words that we can use to describe the new Ticwatch 2 without doing it justice. The fact of the matter is … Read More
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Scientists finally optimize “brain freeze”. As we’ve discussed before, ice-cream headache (a.k.a. “brain freeze”) is a real phenomenon, and scientists are actively studying it. But before they can understand in detail the physiological events surrounding brain freeze, they must first have a robust way of inducing it. Here, scientists compared two different methods of inducing ice-cream headaches: pressing an ice cube to the roof o
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Reading Structures: 39 Projects and Built Works As a practicing structural engineer, Guy Nordenson has been involved in the design of some of the most notable buildings of recent decades, including Steven Holl’s carved-block Simmons Hall Residence at MIT (2002), Richard Meier’s curve-walled Jubilee Church in Rome (2003), and SANAA’s precariously stacked New Museum in New York (2007).
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Pinterest HQ How does a startup still feel cozy and cohesive when it has ballooned into an 800-person organization?
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The Edge Amsterdam’s Zuidas financial district is distinguished by the work of an impressive roster of architects, such as Toyo Ito, Rafael Viñoly, and Pei Cobb Freed, all of whose designs fit into a traditionally corporate atmosphere.
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August 2016 Product Briefs: Walls New products from Skyline Design, Snowsound USA, Philips, Via Seating, Maars, Alsteel, KI, 3form, Arper, and Cavart.
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August 2016 Product Briefs: Landscape New products from Organic Lighting, Magnuson Group, Dero, Landscape Forms, and Playworld.
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The Floating Piers By the time The Floating Piers on Lake Iseo closed to the public on July 3, an estimated 1.5 million people had walked on water.
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Designing for the Dark: Citylights Located in a previously industrial part of Paris, the 1975 Pont de Sèvres Towers, designed by Badani and Roux-Dorlut, have been reimagined by French architect Dominique Perrault. Renamed Citylights, the once detached office complex now embraces the city with sustainable prism-shaped buildings that illuminate the rapidly developing district (dubbed Trapèze) with a gentle luminosity.
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Designing for the Dark: Petersen Automotive Museum The steely body of KPF’s new shell for this museum’s existing structure is vibrant, yet the lighting was configured to minimize light pollution.
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Designing for the Dark: The High Line “The idea was to create a ribbon in the middle of the canyon,” says Hervé Descottes, principal of L’Observatoire International, about the High Line project.
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20 Dorm Room Essentials for the New Semester It’s that time of year again! Everyone is getting ready to head back to school. If you’re stocking up on dorm room essentials, today’s post is for you. The suggestions that follow are also perfect for apartment living, as well as for anyone focused on covering the basics while celebrating great design. There are many sources of inspiration for dorm room decor , including brands dedicated to the c
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New technique shows protein changes in intact microbial communities By looking at how microbial proteins are modified over time, scientists can begin to understand changes in the broader community. The protein changes, or post-translational modifications (PTMs), occur in response to a sensed environmental cue. These alterations create rippling signal cascades, often leading to pervasive changes in the organism’s growth and behavior. Although scientists have studie
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Researcher measures earthquakes in the oceans On a ship off the coast of Bermuda, Frederik Simons, an associate professor of geosciences at Princeton University, fastens a rope around a six-foot-tall white cylinder affixed with solar panels and various wires suspended in a metal frame. As everyone scrambles into position, a crane slowly raises the device and prepares to lower it into the ocean. After three years of work on design modification
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These Vegetables Actually Taste Better Burnt Burning dinner has been the scourge of the home cook since the discovery of fire, but there are some vegetables that actually benefit from a little—okay, a lot—of char. Not only does a little burn add great grilled flavor on the outside, it can transform the flesh of certain vegetables into smokier, smoother, more luscious versions of themselves. The Kitchn has a full list of suggestions in the l
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Why and How to Become A Renewable Energy Entrepreneur The alternate options for energy are often not safe or affordable, thus causing various mishaps and tempering with the balance of ecosystem. This is why renewable energy sector is rapidly growing.
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The discovery of new emission lines from highly charged heavy ions By measuring the emission spectrum of the extreme ultraviolet wavelength range, researchers at the National Institute for Fusion Science and Koike of Sophia University have discovered a new …
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Uncovering what lies beneath A key feature of the James Webb Space Telescope is helping to shed light on what goes on underneath boats in stormy weather and around the structures of offshore oilrigs.
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University academics calculate the cost of poverty Professor Glen Bramley and colleagues at Heriot-Watt were key contributors to a new report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation demonstrating that dealing with the effects of poverty costs the UK £78 billion a year, £1,200 for every person.
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Is SCOTUS a Good Reason to Support Trump? Libertarian and Conservative Legal Experts Weigh In Donald Trump is hoping to pitch himself as the conservative legal movement’s last best hope for securing the future of the U.S. Supreme Court. Trump says that if he’s elected president he will name committed constitutionalists to the bench and will replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia with “a person of similar views and principles.” He insists that non-liberals have “no choice&q
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CNN to Host Second Town Hall With Gary Johnson and William Weld This Wednesday CNN announced this morning that the cable network will hold another town hall discussion on Aug. 3 at 9 p.m. ET with the Libertarian Party White House ticket of former Govs. Gary Johnson and William Weld. “Johnson and Weld will address the current state of the 2016 race and the platform of the Libertarian Party in addition to fielding questions from voters,” the press release reads. Mor
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Quebec Finally Got Rid of Its Bizarre Ban on Selling Ugly Fruit Quebec minister of agriculture Pierre Paradis recently made a big announcement : So-called “ugly fruit”—the misshapen fruits and veggies that normally wouldn’t pass muster—can now be sold in grocery stores across the province. Perfectly shaped apples and potatoes will share shelf space with double-pronged carrots, misshapen pears, crooked cucumbers and hideously disfigured eggplants. This is an i
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Unicorn Lamp Give your little girl’s room an inviting glow using this whimsical unicorn lamp. This laser-engraved LED lamp depicts a majestic unicorn prancing atop a sturdy concrete base that’s compact enough to place on any night stand. Check it out $55.95
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World’s Smartest Tape Measure Ensure your home improvement projects are executed with maximum precision by using the world’s smartest tape measure. This app-assisted device helps you record, organize, and analyze any size measurements in an intelligent manner. Check it out $79.00
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Pokeball Power Bank Gotta charge ’em all! Juice up your devices with some geeky flair by connecting them to this Pokeball power bank. This 5,300 mAh bank is capable of charging your phone up to 3 times and comes with a loop and keychain clip so you can easily carry it around. Check it out $40.00
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The Yacht Island The iconic and uber-luxurious city-state of Monaco serves as the inspiration for this super exclusive yacht island. Modeled after Monaco’s scenic cityscape, It accommodates 16 guests plus crew and comes with everything from a private chopper to a submarine. Check it out
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Pretend Money Shredding Piggy Bank Keep your secret cash stash safe from would-be burglars by storing it in this pretend money shredding piggy bank. It’s designed to create the illusion your bills are being shredded to pieces as you slide them into the secret compartment. Check it out $29.99
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Suspended Swing Bed Take outdoor relaxation to new levels of comfort by laying out on this suspended swing bed. It features a tough weather-resistant powder-coated steel frame along with a six foot wide mattress in the center that’s complemented by a comfy foam cushion. Check it out $907.23
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Life on the edge: How forest fragmentation is impacting on amphibian and reptile speciesExperts call for new conservation guidelines after research shows 90% of tropical amphibian and reptile species are affected by the ‘edge effect’ and forest islands less than 500m in diameter are putting many at risk.
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LHC Part 4: Searching for New Particles and Decays The LHC experiments are in full swing collecting data this year (more information in the forum), and a while ago the collaboration of the CMS experiment released 300 TB of old (2011) data that everyone can analyze (forum thread). But how do those analyses look like? There are two main analysis types: Searches for […]
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Oxford Instruments Announces Dr Andrea Caviglia, Delft University of Technology as Winner of the 2016 Nicholas Kurti Science Prize Oxford Instruments is delighted to announce the winner of the 2016 Nicholas Kurti Science Prize as Dr Andrea Caviglia, Assistant Professor at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of…
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Oxford Instruments and Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory Collaborate to Develop HTS Magnet Technology Components for High Field Superconducting Sagnet Systems Oxford Instruments, a leading provider of high technology tools and systems for industry and research, has entered into a collaboration agreement with the High Field Laboratory (HLD) at…
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Best House and Apartment Designs of July 2016 In July 2016, we’ve shown you a lot of cool stuff. Here the most interesting house and apartment designs among them. The whole apartment is done in black and white, the floors are whitewashed wood, textural and cool. The attic space is framed like a whole separate floor, with a glass wall and stairs. Scandianvian Monochrome Attic Apartment In Paris This large apartment was renovated by architect
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How Women Are Swiping The Weirdness Out Of Online Dating A growing movement of activists and entrepreneurs is putting the spotlight on creeps and trying to make Internet dating a more human affair. At first glance, Nathan seemed damn near perfect. At least, as far as one can tell from Tinder: He was a coffee-loving “urban adventurer” from the Midwest and an entrepreneur who walked dogs on the side. Oh, and get this: a self-described feminist.
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You Won’t Want To Miss Out On This Incredible Blue Apron Deal! We live in stressful times. Who really has the time to go grocery shopping anymore? Sure you might go grocery shopping every week or so, but wouldn’t … Read More
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COWAROBOT R1 Is Fully Automated Luggage That Follows You! Ahh travel annoyances. While you might think that taking off your shoes is the most frustrating thing that can happen at the airport, the reality is that … Read More
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Meet iPatrol, The World’s First Home Security Sentry Robot The house of the future won’t be using a wall-mounted security system in order to keep you safe an sound. Instead, what the home of the future … Read More
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No Surprises: Sense Lets You Know Exactly How Much Energy You’re Using With your A/C running day and night, your energy bill can spike like never before. Generally just as expensive as heating — if not more so in … Read More
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Use a Monitor for Console Gaming to Save Money, Space and More Looking for something to play your current or last-generation consoles on? Maybe you’re short on money, space, or you’d like to get more use out of your purchase? A computer monitor might just do the trick. If you switched to a laptop years ago then you might not have realised that the lines between monitor and TV are blurrier than they have ever been, particularly since 1080p widescreen panels b
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Color-Conscious Drug Warriors Breed Mistrust: New at Reason Even conservatives who are generally skeptical of “big government” and rarely reluctant to criticize its representatives tend to make an exception for public employees who wear uniforms and carry guns. That soft spot for armed agents of the state is not just philosophically inconsistent, writes Jacob Sullum, but it is empirically unjustified, too—as two recent studies of police behavior
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Save 73% On The Lytro Illum Camera! [Deals] The Lytro Illum Camera is the first high-end camera to capture the entire light field and it’s on sale for $349.99 (73% off with free shipping) in our Nerd Approved Deals Store! Most cameras capture the position of light rays, producing your average static 2D image. But the Illum’s cutting-edge technology records the direction of these rays, generating images you can later refocus, change perspec
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Power amplifiers for 5G made of gallium nitride The wireless data transmission via mobile communication is reliable and affordable. However, data volume per user is rising exponentially. Causes are not only the continuously growing number of smartphones, but also trends as car-to-car (C2C) or machine-to-machine (M2M) communication – cars and machines need to communicate in high speed with each other. From 2020 the 5G mobile standard is aiming t
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calling all top architecture and design talents! the school has launched two distinct competitions to offer young creatives the opportunity to showcase their architecture and design talents. find out more! The post calling all top architecture and design talents! appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
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New strategies against mosquitoes and other pests South America is fighting a battle against tiger mosquitoes that transmit yellow fever, dengue fever and the Zika virus. In Central Europe, wine and fruit growers fear another year of massive crop failures due to a type of vinegar fly known as the spotted-wing drosophila. Since the success rate of conventional methods continues to fall, researchers are developing new species-specific strategies th
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New Adventures: all the best science fiction and fantasy books coming out in August It’s a new month, which means that it’s a good time to look forward to the coming onslaught of science fiction, fantasy, and horror novels coming out in the next couple of weeks. Get ready, because there are some amazing books coming to a bookstore near you. August 2nd The Hike , Drew Magary A businessman named Ben decides to take a short hike before a dinner meeting in rural Pennsylvania, and fi
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How Black Holes Can Kill Us From Light Years Away The Earth isn’t particularly close to any black holes—the closest candidate, A0620-00, is around 2,800 light years away—so good on us for picking a nice cosmic neighborhood to live in. But besides the whole “nothing escapes from them” thing and the hugely destructive supernova preceding their birth, black holes are bad news. They could end life as we know it, even from far away. Read more…
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The 9 most impressive social good innovations from July Big issues are best tackled with massive creativity — and sometimes that creativity leads to world-changing innovation. From clothing that changes color to alert the wearer of nearby toxins to a boot that alerts health care workers if a baby stops breathing, inventors are putting their good ideas into motion. SEE ALSO: The 12 most impressive social good innovations from June These inventors are t
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Investors bolster Brave’s plan to rid web of nasty ads – CNET Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund is among the venture capital firms backing the startup and its ad-blocking browser. But publishers still need convincing.
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RockBirds Weatherproof Solar Powered LED Spotlight $11.99 RockBirds Weatherproof Solar Powered LED Spotlight $11.99
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Empowering the next generation of green leaders Investing in youth is an investment in a sustainable future
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New vibrations in old tools allow surgeons to feel what they can’t touch A small vibrating device added to surgical tools could improve surgeons’ sensitivity to different shapes and textures inside their patients’ bodies. Engineers have designed the small vibrating device to attach to any existing hand-held surgical tool and be used instantly, without requiring extra training for doctors.
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Over 750 biomarkers identified as potentials for early cancer screening test Researchers have identified 788 biomarkers in blood that could be used to develop an early stage cancer screening test for the general population.
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Meat consumption contributing to global obesity Should we be warning consumers about over-consumption of meat as well as sugar?
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IDC: Tablet shipments decline for seventh straight quarter, Android dominates with 65% shareThe tablet market has now been in decline for seven quarters in a row . Q2 2016 saw a 12.3 percent year-over-year decline: 38.7 million units shipped worldwide, compared to 44.1 million units in the same quarter last year, according to market research firm IDC . The numbers include both slate and detachable form factors, meaning tablets with keyboards are counted. Android dominated with 65 percen
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Verizon to buy Fleetmatics for about $2.4 billion Verizon said Monday that it plans to pay about $2.4 billion to buy Fleetmatics, which makes software used by cable companies, energy providers and others to manage their fleets of vehicles.
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Samsung UN65KS800D 65″ 4K UHD HDR LED LCD Smart HDTV $1789.99 Samsung UN65KS800D 65″ 4K UHD HDR LED LCD Smart HDTV $1789.99
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This DYMO Label Maker Is Back Down to $10, If You Hurry It might not be mission-critical equipment for your home, but a good label maker is a nice gadget to keep around, and the popular DYMO LabelManager 160 is back in stock for just $10 today, matching an all-time low. Read more…
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New Sandy Hook Elementary School design finds safety, security in openness When it opens later this month, Newtown’s new school will offer a model for an educational space with a subtle defensive posture When the new Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, opens this fall, the design will be as notable for what it is—a community response to a terrible tragedy—as what it isn’t—a complete rethinking of school design. As showcased during a somber media day la
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Harry Potter & Son Onto an Unexpected Path In “The Cursed Chid” Albus, to his horror, does get sorted into Slytherin and befriends Scorpius Malfoy.
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A Field Guide to China’s Most Indispensible Meme Biologists have found that human language, like bird song, may evolve to accommodate its environment through acoustic adaptation. Humid, hot climates swallow consonants while letting long vowels glide by, smoothing angular English into the drawl of the Southern United States. I believe that on the internet, a similar phenomenon happens to our visual languages: our memes hold something of the digi
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Simpsons endorse Hillary Clinton Marge and Homer Simpson agree to vote for Hillary Clinton in the forthcoming US election in a new clip released by 20th Century Fox.
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Robot to find and connect medical scientists working on the same research via Open DataSharing research data or Open Science, aims to accelerate scientific discovery, which is of particular importance in the case of new medicines and treatments. A grant proposal by an international research team, led by Dr Chase C. Smith, MCPHS University, and submitted to the Open Science Prize, suggests development of what the authors call The SCience INtroDuction Robot, (SCINDR). The project’s pr
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More is better when it comes to online product selection Before online shopping, if a store didn’t carry the item you wanted it could take days or weeks to get it, if the store would even make a special order. That was then. Now, there’s no reason for retailers not to take advantage of the unlimited retail space online and offer everything they sell. Recent research supports this approach: the more products offered online, the greater the revenue for th
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If you build it, they will come In a perfect grocery-shopping world, the supermarket where you usually shop would have an online presence that perfectly mirrored its bricks-and-mortar store, with the same selection of products and a minimal online-offline price difference. According to new research that’s forthcoming in the September issue of the Journal of Retailing, grocery retailers that make an effort to create such a site a
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Oxides Make Ultra Conductor University of Utah researchers discover how to interface two insulators can make an ultra-high electron density conductor at their interface.
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Brits becoming German: Green party suggests fast-track for expats hit by Brexit The opposition German Green Party has called on the government to offer fast-track citizenship for Britons living in Germany, amid uncertainty over the impact of Brexit on expats. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Brazil sends 1,200 troops to city of Natal after gangs start all-out war on govt The Brazilian government authorized sending 1,200 troops to the Rio Grande do Norte capital, Natal, to quell gang uprisings, now in their third day. Urban unrest exploded when the government decided to jam cellular coverage in a local prison. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Stylists, spin doctors & donors: Cameron honors list rewards ‘old boy network,’ May won’t intervene Labour has accused former Prime Minister David Cameron of cronyism after his resignation honors list was found to include his and his wife’s personal aides, Tory donors and senior party figures. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Game over: Quest players accidentally find dead body in Russian swamp A TV crew in Chelyabinsk, in the Urals, mistook a dead body for a prop in a quest, or treasure hunt, game they were taking part in over the weekend. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian market for goods from Ukraine shrinking Ukrainian exports to Russia have contracted to less than nine percent of the country’s total trade, according to Russia’s Economic Development Ministry. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Cheaper, faster, more accurate method to quantify water in solid pharmaceutical drugsChemists at The University of Texas at Arlington have invented a method to quantify water content in solid pharmaceutical drugs that is faster, cheaper, more accurate and more precise than Karl Fischer titration, the method currently recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and widely used worldwide.
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DigitalGlobe reports commercial growth ahead of WorldView-4 launch PARIS – Geospatial imagery and services provider DigitalGlobe on July 28 reported a sharp increase in non-U.S. government revenue for the six months ending June 30 and said on-line mapmaking companies may be lured into purchasing the company’s highest-resolution products – but on DigitalGlobe’s terms. DigitalGlobe’s principal customer, the U.S. government, is generating about the same level of re
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Clinton And Trump Are Both Promising An Extreme Supreme Court One of the most enduring legacies of the next president will flow from a few words in Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution: the power to nominate justices to the Supreme Court. With the court still shorthanded after the death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, and with two of its sitting justices older than 80, the next president will shape the court, and through it the law of the land,
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Adverts Are Screwing Over The Third World, but There’s a Fix (Dell XPS 13 Giveaway!) “It’s like a war, and in any war, there are casualties.” I was sitting in a café with a friend of mine. I was complaining about ad-blocking. How I thought it was wrong. How I felt that it threatened the very existence of an independent media. Above all, how outraged I was that people were reading my content without paying (of sorts) for it. “Yes, but why do you think they do it?” He had raised an
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Troubled Japanese Space Agency Seeks Fresh Start Push to resurrect instrument lost during satellite failure highlights JAXA’s resilience — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Mayan-Style Pantings Featuring Characters From Our Favorite Games Etsy seller RetroNerdStudio ‘s shop is a treasure trove of delightful prints that feature characters from classic games (and a few movies) rendered in a Mayan-inspired style. This includes characters from Smash Bros , Zelda , Halo and yes… Pokemon . Check out more examples below. RetroNerdStudio (Prices Vary)
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Someone Find a Practical Use For This Incredible Self-Balancing Stick Remember balancing a broomstick on your finger when you were a kid? It turns out that skill doesn’t really have any real world benefits. The same can be said for this self-balancing stick that Mike Rouleau created. It’s a fun bit of engineering—but are there any practical uses for this creation? Is sticking a pair of gigantic spinning flywheels on the side of a skyscraper a feasible way to guaran
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LG V20 launches in September as the first known Android Nougat phone LG today quietly announced the successor in its most powerful smartphone line, the LG V20. According LG’s own press release, it will come with Android Nougat, making it the first phone we know to do so. As a recap, last year’s V10 was the first in LG’s new video-oriented line. We quite liked it for its unique shock-proof design and powerful video chops, but LG continued to focus primarilyon its s
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The Tallest Godzilla Of Them All The ‘Zilla that appears in Godzilla Resurgence is the tallest one to date. But how does it stack up to the other Godzilla from over the years? This is how. Read more…
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Your Favorite LED Desk Lamps From Anker Are All On Sale Today Anker, purveyor of your favorite battery packs , charging cables , and Bluetooth speakers , also makes your favorite LED desk lamps , and three of them are on sale today. http://gear.kinja.com/most-popular-d… The standard Lumos lamp includes four different lighting temperatures for different times of the day, as well as five dimming modes, and even a USB charging port for your phone. We see a lot
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EU’s Juncker keeps black book on political foes The European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, says he keeps a little black book for noting down people who have betrayed him.
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nine37 Watch Prints nine37 is a small design house with an absolutely gorgeous collection of illustrated prints based on some great timepieces. Whether you’re hanging one of the 18×24, luster photo paper paper prints unframed, having it framed for display or just giving it as a gift, there are plenty of options. Here’s the list of timepieces (some […]
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3 ways you can still get Windows 10 for free Well, here we are. The free upgrade period for Windows 10 ended on July 29. You had a year to upgrade to Windows 10 for free, but you put it off, and put it off, and now it’s too late. Or is it? There is no longer an official way to upgrade to Windows 10 without paying a cent. But there are a few loopholes making the rounds on the Internet that apparently allow you to still get a free upgrade. We
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Amazon’s crazy headphones mute when they hear your name Noise-cancelling headphones are a pretty awesome invention. They can also be irritating for people who are trying to get your attention. Amazon thinks headphones with ears are the answer. These intelligent cans will […]
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Track Yourself “Stay In The Loop” All users will be informed when their name gets mentioned on the internet.
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Apple’s new Instagram page is digital heaven for those who love quotes Apple has launched a new Instagram account over the weekend, which happened to coincide with one of the most anticipated script releases this year: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The @iBooks account mostly consists of quotes from books and authors – which is awesome if you’re one of those Instagrammers who live and die by inspirational sayings (we all have one of those friends on our feeds.)
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An Enormous California Wildfire Could Quadruple in Size Image: Nic Coury/AP An out-of-control wildfire ripping through California’s central coast is expected to get worse before it gets better. On Saturday, California’s Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire) announced that the so-called Soberanes fire, which has already burned an area larger than San Francisco, could quadruple in size and rage for another month. A 30,000 acre wildfire on
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Unprecedented Flooding Leaves Baltimore Suburb Looking Like a ‘War Zone’ Image: YouTube Heavy flooding in Ellicott City, Maryland this weekend left two people dead and necessitated the rescue of 100 others , in what one county executive described as the worst destruction in generations. “We’ve never seen such devastation in Howard County for over 50 years,” Allan Kittleman, the county executive, told CNN . “It looks like a war zone.” Kittleman said six inches of rain
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Stanford’s Hennessy: STEM to CPU Stanford President John Hennessy shared his views on education, Silicon Valley, the tech industry, microprocessors and the EE profession.
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This $39 Hoover Vacuum Sucks The popular Hoover Sprint bagless upright vacuum is only $39 today , and includes more features than you might expect, including an accessory hose, adjustable brush height, and a true HEPA filter. That’s a pretty great package for the price. Read more…
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Philips’ Hue Iris Paints Your Walls With Light While most Hue lights are standard bulbs that screw into your existing lamps, the Hue Iris is a standalone lamp that you point at a wall to bathe it in color. It’s backordered right now, but $50 is the best price we’ve ever seen , and $25 less than usual. Read more…
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Save $20 on the Rarely-Discounted Xbox One Elite Controller The Xbox One Elite controller is ridiculous and indulgent and… maybe actually worth it ? It rarely goes on sale, but B&H is taking $20 off today . Read more…
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Monitoring Side-Channel Signals Could Detect Malicious Software on IoT Devices A $9.4 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) could lead to development of a new technique for wirelessly monitoring Internet of Things (IoT) devices for malicious software – without affecting the operation of the ubiquitous but low-power equipment.
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Fast-Charge Plugs Do Not Fit All Electric Cars Just like desktops, laptops and smartphones, plugs to rapidly charge electric cars are not compatible across brands — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Diamonds help generate new record for static pressures for study Extraordinary things happen to ordinary materials when they are subjected to very high pressure and temperature. Sodium, a conductive metal in normal conditions, becomes a transparent insulator; gaseous hydrogen becomes a solid. read more
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26 must-see sites in Rio de Janeiro As the 2016 Olympics descend on Rio de Janeiro, nearly half a million tourists will arrive in Brazil’s most popular city, many of them visiting for the first time. While Rio is a famous for its unparalleled beauty (as well as its danger ), what is less known is the passion with which locals and fans celebrate the city year round. “Carioca” is the proud term for Rio’s residents and their
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Athletes, tourists at Rio Olympics risk ‘violent illness’ from sewage-filled waters – studyAthletes at the Rio Olympics are aiming to take home gold – but they could also be taking home a number of viruses and bacteria, according to a new study. It found that city waterways are teeming with raw sewage and carry a huge risk of disease. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Take a look at how a $50,000 cinema lens actually works Anyone who has ever dabbled in or considered taking up photography can tell you that lenses don’t come cheap, and when you get into specialty lenses for specific uses like making movies, pricing can get a little out of control. But what separates these lenses from that one for $300 you just saw at Best Buy? The Science Channel over on YouTube has a “How it Works” video featuring a $50,000 cinema
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Philips came out with a line of health-oriented devices because you value your health You know what you need? A wearable. I know you didn’t buy into the trend five years ago, or even a year ago, but I think the time has come. You know what else? You seem like a person that appreciates no fuss and no screens, especially no touchscreens. You take your health seriously. You don’t care about all those gimmicky wearables that make health a game or the smartwatches that prioritize phone
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Music out of everything – Part 1 | Alexandre Cellier | TEDxGeneva In this entertaining talk, Alexandre Cellier plays music with a large range of non-instruments. He shows to passionates of TED spirit (Technology, Entertainment and Design) how to create music out of everyday life objects, with a lot of imagination. Alexandre Cellier is son and father of inspiring world musicians. Over the last 3 decades, by playing in out-of-the box environments worldwide, he de
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Trading robots | Albert J. Menkveld | TEDxEindhoven The fully automated stock exchange has been a vision of traders and economists since the seventies. Before the High Frequency Trading algorithms joined in the markets, it was human beings judging the (future) value of stocks and companies. Now that the algorithms are joining the trading-game, computer agents are also contributing to this assessment of value. Are the HFT robots a sublime piece of
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How to nurture different variants of one’s creative inner personality | Swati Subodh | TEDxBangalore Social impact entrepreneur (cofounder of 1 Million For 1 Billion), biotechnologist & danseuse, Swati Subodh talks about the importance of blending our various creative muses to achieve true success & satisfaction in everything we do. Swati is the founding member of two organisations, 1M1B Foundation and Aadyantara. One is driven by her cross disciplinary approach to healthcare solutions a
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Inventé una máquina que convierte plástico en combustible | Valentín Gálvez | TEDxPiticAunque fue una curiosidad mientras estudiaba, hoy Valentín ha puesto todo su trabajo y su tiempo en desarrollar una industria viable que convierta los desperdicios en combustible. Espera, con su nuevo interés empresarial, poner una parte para salvar al mundo de los efectos del cambio climático. Ing. Químico, a sus 25 años diseñó una máquina capaz de convertir botellas de plástico (PET) en gasolin
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The Good Germ | Evan Williams | TEDxManukau For years Evan has wondered whether there is a way to effect the transformative change he has both observed in the lives of others as well as experienced in his own, across whole communities. In his role as the chair person of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Evan believes he has now discovered the central elements necessary for effecting change at this scale and describes how he prop
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How SpaceX And NASA Will Work Together To Put A Dragon On Mars Space NASA to take a supportive role in the 2018 mission In 2018, SpaceX could become the first private company to land its own spacecraft on Mars. But it doesn’t plan to do so alone.
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French probe into cardinal’s alleged abuse cover-up dismissed A French prosecutor on Monday dismissed a probe into allegations that Cardinal Philippe Barbarin covered up the sexual abuse of boy scouts, in a case that threatened to derail the career of France’s most prominent clergyman.
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Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication Adds Cutting Edge Nanolithography CapabilityNanotechnology is widely considered to be the way of the future for electronics, medicine and many other scientific endeavours. The ability to fabricate components with nanoscale features is…
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Significant Digits For Monday, Aug. 1, 2016 You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. 2 restaurants Two branches of Byron, a burger chain in the U.K., were targeted by activists angered by the company’s cooperation with an immigration raid on its staff. The protesters released hundreds of crickets and cockroaches into two Byron restaurants in London. [ The Guardian ] 6 potential heirs
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3 Easy Ways to Learn Anything on Social Media for Free Most of us use social media to connect with other people. Facebook is reserved for a more personal circle of friends, while Twitter is to endorse/follow celebrities or to stay-in-the-know. But did you know that you can turn social media into your own global classroom? According to a 2014 research study by Ofcom, 66% of all adults aged 16+, have at least 1 social networking profile. That is a stag
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Chariot launches service for people who don’t work downtown Chariot, the commuter shuttle company that can transport up to 14 people at a time, just launched a new service for people who work in San Francisco’s residential neighborhoods and may need to get back to a BART stop or Caltrain station at night. “Now, we’re going to be able to serve a whole new swath of customers,” Chariot CEO Ali Vahabzadeh told me, like firefighters… Read More
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Federal Appeals Court Upholds Criminal Charges Against 13 Year Old for Burping in ClassThe scene is Albuquerque’s Cleveland Middle School, where a 13-year-old class clown is disrupting things by constantly burping during teaching time. So the teacher bounces him to the vice principal’s office, who has a sneaking suspicion that the kid is involved in selling pot on school grounds. The boy is made to take his jeans and shoes off but no drugs are found. The kid—a pain in the ass in al
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Rural tech startups see success across the US Tech startups have become synonymous with urban areas that offer better access to talent, resources and infrastructure. But rural areas are also home to startups. This may surprise those who have moved away from rural areas. Population loss is a real issue for rural America. Some states have introduced tax incentives to fight back; others are turning to technology to counter the trend. Read More
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Inside Toyota’s Truck Factory Link We recently visited Toyota’s 4.2m sq.ft. San Antonio Texas manufacturing plant to see how they build their rugged and popular Tacoma and Tundra pickups. Over 7200 people from Toyota and its partners working in concert with robotics to complete a truck every 60 seconds. More Awesome Stuff: Multidrive x NSV 6×6 Land Cruiser The Ultimate Explorer Vehicle Building Big Trucks Toyota 4Runner TRD P
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Former EA creative director Rich Hilleman joins Amazon Game Studios Richard Hilleman, the former chief creative director at Electronic Arts , announced today that he is joining Amazon Game Studios. Hilleman had a long career at EA, starting there in 1982 as its 39th employee in the year it was founded. He went on to work on seminal titles such as the original Madden NFL Football game, which is part of a series that has generated billions of dollars for EA. He als
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Evolutionary alterations to circadian rhythm genes help reef fish adapt to the higher levels of carbon dioxide Much of the excess carbon dioxide (CO2) in our atmosphere, released from burning fossil fuels, is taken up by the oceans. Yet the dissolved CO2 increases the acidity of the water, with inevitable impacts on fragile marine ecosystems such as coral reefs. Researchers at KAUST are conducting genomic experiments on generations of reef fish to determine how they might adapt to rapidly changing conditio
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Electric brain stimulation during sleep found to enhance motor memory consolidation UNC Health Care | UNC Science Short: Sleep Spindles University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine scientists report using transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) to enhance memory during sleep, laying the groundwork for a new treatment paradigm for neurological and psychiatric disorders. The findings, published in the journal Current Biology , offer a non-invasive method to po
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Instagram plans new comment controls to stop trolls – CNET Giving some users more control over comments, the social media giant hopes to stop online harassment.
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Looking to buy a diesel Mercedes C-Class? Hope you like waiting – Roadshow The ubiquitous luxury sedan won’t see a diesel variant arrive in the US until 2017 at the earliest.
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TODAY ONLY Zoom H1 Ultra-Portable Digital Audio Recorder $64.99 TODAY ONLY Zoom H1 Ultra-Portable Digital Audio Recorder $64.99
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New framework for human nutrition Existing models for measuring health impacts of the human diet are limiting our capacity to solve obesity and its related health problems, nutritional scientists say.
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Combining medications could offer better results for ADHD patients Three studies report that combining two standard medications could lead to greater clinical improvements for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than either ADHD therapy alone. At present, studies show that the use of several ADHD medications result in significant reductions in ADHD symptoms. However, so far there is no conclusive evidence that these standard drug treatme
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New ‘Pokémon Go’ update makes it much harder to cheat Almost a month after the app took the world by storm, Pokémon Go has now been updated with some major changes that should make it more difficult to cheat in the game. Developer Niantic pushed out versions 1.1.0 and 1.1.1 of the game over the weekend, and there are some notable upgrades and downgrades. SEE ALSO: 8 ‘Pokémon Go’ tricks that’ll help you become a Pokémon master For starters, the footp
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18 Useful Research Resources for Architects Online For those of us that aren’t based out of a university—and even for many who are—finding research resources that cover the topic you’re interested in can be a challenge. But they can be found, and thanks to the internet your search no longer needs to be limited to nearby libraries. In fact, many world-renowned libraries and magazines are now working to digitize important parts of their collection,
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People are freaking out over this ‘sexist,’ misspelled Einstein T-shirt LONDON — A Gap advert sent out to UK customers has been causing a commotion on social media, after people deemed it “sexist.” The ad in question was first shared on social media by Twitter user Sabrina Golonka after she received Gap’s email. SEE ALSO: Something remarkable happened when Facebook banned these body positive, pro-diversity adverts The email advertised a boys’ tee featuring
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August’s Money Challenge: Save Your Spare Change This year, we’ve challenged you to haggle your bills , tame impulsive spending , and even save for retirement . Many of you have saved hundreds, and some of you have saved thousands. This month, we’re taking it back to the basics with an old school challenge that everyone can easily join: keep the change. http://twocents.lifehacker.com/february-s-mon… It’s a simple challenge, and an easy one to i
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Ti5 Slim Wallet One of our favorite EDC items is the Machine Era Wallet , a minimalist wallet carved from a single piece of metal. The brand have recently taken it a step further and presented the Ti5, the ultimate EDC wallet. The Ti5 Slim Wallet is built from titanium and comes complete with RFID- blocking technology, a bottle opener, and is ultra durable. It holds between 6 and 8 cards, plus cash, and features
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BEASTGRIP Beastgrip is a smartphone add-on, very close to professional equipment, that can take your image capturing to a whole other level, perfect for outdoor or extreme sports shooters. This system is composed by a modular design which will fit most smartphones available on the market, it enables you to mount a tripod on the base, or a full rig of features on the versatile handle which enables you to gr
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Onak Foldable Canoe The ONAK Foldable Canoe is, as it so clearly states in its name, a canoe that you can dismount, fold and easily carry around with you in the small wheel case that comes with it. Once you?ve mastered the procedure you can do it in under 10 minutes, the composite honey comb structure is unsinkable and highly resilient so you can fold it and unfold thousands of times without losing any of its qualit
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Upgrade Your Computer’s Audio With These $12 AmazonBasics Speakers If your computer’s built-in speakers aren’t cutting it, you can choose from two different AmazonBasics models for $12 each today. The AC-powered speakers normally sell for $20 , and put out 5W of combined power, while the USB models normally sell for $14 , and only have 3W of power. There are certainly louder and better audio solutions out there, but even at $12, these should blow away the little
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BBC iPlayer will require a TV licence from September For years, people have used BBC iPlayer as a way to avoid the licence fee. If you watched everything on-demand, rather than tuning in live, it meant you didn’t have to pay the age-old subscription. The British government has wanted to close this so-called “iPlayer loophole” for some time and, finally, their wish is being granted. From September 1st , you’ll need a licence fee for anythi
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US launches air strikes on IS in Libya The US carries out air strikes in Libya on positions of so-called Islamic State at the request of the UN-backed government, the Pentagon says.
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CRISPR and Transformative Laboratory Technology to Be Highlighted at the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting The 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo is where the future of laboratory medicine and patient care comes into view. This year, late-breaking sessions will deliver insights into the latest advances that are transforming healthcare, including gene editing with CRISPR, the use of drones to transport patient samples in remote areas, and efforts to end the hepatitis C epidemic.
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Swapping Substrates Improves Edges of Graphene Nanoribbons Miniscule ribbons of graphene are highly sought-after building blocks for semiconductor devices because of their predicted electronic properties. But making these nanostructures has remained a challenge. Now, a team of researchers from China and Japan have devised a new method to make the structures in the lab. Their findings appear in the current issue of Applied Physics Letters.
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Handheld device takes high-resolution images of children’s retinas Engineers and physicians at Duke University have developed a handheld device capable of capturing images of a retina with cellular resolution. The new probe will allow researchers to gather detailed structural information about the eyes of infants and toddlers for the first time.
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British officers stay on 5-star luxury superyachts while soldiers live in ‘flea-infested’ squalorWhile British soldiers fear for their children’s health in squalid flea-infested housing, UK taxpayers are footing a massive bill for senior officers to stay on 5-star luxury superyachts, it has emerged. Read Full Article at RT.com
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No ‘significant negative impact’ from Brexit – Citi Citigroup has not seen any “significant negative impact” on its results or client activity in the aftermath of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, the bank said on Monday. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Big Mac index shows ruble should be much stronger than it is The Russian ruble is severely undervalued against the US dollar, according to the ‘Big Mac Index’. The currency analysis of the price of the popular McDonald’s burger across the world was created by The Economist. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Brave, the ad-blocking browser from former Mozilla CEO, grabs $4.5 million Brave Software, the new web browser company co-founded by former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich, has raised $4.5 million in seed funding for the continued development of its open source browser that blocks online ads and other trackers. Unlike traditional web browsers where ad-blocking takes place via a third-party add-on or extension, Brave’s browser has this technology built in, claiming… Read More
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How an empathetic machine will save humanity | Matt Celuszak | TEDxClapham The talk discusses the idea of empathetic machines and the work of the company CrowdEmotion in measuring the emotional reactions of an audience and how those findings can be utilised. Entrepreneur and speaker, Matt is a Co-founder of CrowdEmotion and serves as its CEO & Chairman. Matt spent the last 10 years building data driven, technology solutions for human measurement within the Americas
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Do Something! | Robbie Schaefer | TEDxYouth@BoulogneBillancourt Il y a 3 ans, avec son talk “My Voice is Powerful”, Robbie rappelait aux jeunes que leur voix était puissante, et leur montrait comment ils pouvaient mettre leur créativité au service des autres. Cette année il continue cette conversation importante, et l’amène au-delà des frontières puisque les jeunes pourront écrire des messages d’espoir pendant la conférence que Robbie amènera avec l
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Don’t compare and despair: How to crush a quarter life crisis | Daisy Buchanan | TEDxClapham Our twenties are a struggle, and it’s easy to look around and think everyone is getting it right where we’re getting it wrong. But even if you’re broke, broken hearted or bad at your job, you have nothing to worry about. Here’s how to stop worrying and get the most out of adulthood. Daisy is a journalist, author and broadcaster who writes for a range of publications, including Glamour, Grazia, Th
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Music out of everything – Part 2 | Alexandre Cellier | TEDxGeneva In this entertaining talk, Alexandre Cellier plays music with a large range of non-instruments. He shows to passionates of TED spirit (Technology, Entertainment and Design) how to create music out of everyday life objects, with a lot of imagination. Alexandre Cellier is son and father of inspiring world musicians. Over the last 3 decades, by playing in out-of-the box environments worldwide, he de
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New studies explore 3-D structure of DNA In a set of papers published last week in Cell Systems, Dr. Erez Lieberman Aiden, assistant professor of molecular and human genetics and McNair Scholar at Baylor College of Medicine and director of the Center for Genome Architecture (TC4GA), and his colleagues introduce Juicer, an open-source tool used in three-dimensional (3-D) genome sequencing (Hi-C) processes.
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First wave-propelled robot swims, crawls and climbs using a single, small motor The first single actuator wave-like robot (SAW) has been developed. The 3D-printed robot can move forward or backward in a wave-like motion, moving much like a worm would in a perpendicular wave.
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I asked Alexa to make me coffee and it was anticlimactic Last week’s announcement that Amazon’s Alexa can now control a Wi-Fi door lock — provided that you’re already in close proximity to both devices, which means it’s arguably easier to lock the door yourself — had me SMH. Incrementalism is not always a bad thing, but here was another example of asking consumers to spend hundreds of dollars for an incrementally better “smart home” experienc
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You can cut this display with scissors Want a display that can take any shape ? You might not need a factory to cut it for you in the future — you may only need a pair of scissors and a steady hand. Japan’s National Institute for Materials Science has developed a flexible, organic/metal hybrid polymer display that you can cut without wrecking it. The technology only needs a few seconds of power to adjust to its new shape, and it even
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Alternative Future Defense Strategies for the USA The Alternative Defense Strategies in a Cost-Capped Environment study identified five alternative strategies and used CSIS’s Force Cost Calculator to build the cost-capped force structure, modernization, and readiness profile optimized for each strategy. In addition to assessing the strengths and weaknesses of each defense strategy, this study stress-tested each strategy against four sets of simu
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Missed the Free Windows 10 Upgrade? Psst, Here’s a Backdoor! Windows 10 was available as a free upgrade for one year, but that offer finally ended on July 29, 2016. If you didn’t finish your upgrade before that, you will now have to pay the full price of $119 to get Microsoft’s last operating system (OS) ever. Same Start menu. Same programs. Best Windows. Free upgrade offer ends July 29: https://t.co/LURpdovRlh #Windows10 pic.twitter.com/t1Q6cTBbLq — Windo
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How Effective Are Nootropics and “Smart” Drugs? Imagine a pill you can take to speed up your thought processes, boost your memory, and make you more productive. If it sounds like the ultimate life hack, you’re not alone. There are pills that promise that out there, but whether they work is complicated. Here are the most popular cognitive enhancers available, and what science actually says about them. When you hear about nootropics , often call
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On a Deep Dive in a Custom-Built Submarine, A New Species of Scorpionfish Is DiscoveredA Smithsonian scientist dives deep to a coral reef and finds much to discover
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Back to Basics: Saving Water the Old-Fashioned Way Across the world, communities are reviving old ways of saving or storing water–with promising results
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Antigen-specific targeting of immune system offers treatment approach to improve efficacy of biologic drugs Selecta Biosciences, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing targeted antigen-specific immune therapies for rare and serious diseases, announced today that Nature Nanotechnology has published an article that presents preclinical results from Selecta’s research which demonstrate the broad potential applicability of Selecta’s novel immune tolerance platform. Details that elucidat
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Is Earthly life premature from a cosmic perspective? The universe is 13.8 billion years old, while our planet formed just 4.5 billion years ago. Some scientists think this time gap means that life on other planets could be billions of years older than ours. However, new theoretical work suggests that present-day life is actually premature from a cosmic perspective.
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15 Must-Read Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Arriving This August The end of summer is slowly approaching, but there’s no wrong time to do some lazy-day reading. Or, as the case may be, stay-up-all-night-because-you-can’t-put-the-book-down reading. Here are 15 science fiction and fantasy books to add to your shelf (or e-reader) this month, in chronological order. Read more…
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Galaxy Note 7 release day details: photos and specs we expect Today is the last day before the final reveal of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, a device we’ve been investigating for weeks (and even months). This is the bigger relative of the Samsung Galaxy S7, this time coming with the Galaxy Note’s own S Pen, a high-powered stylus with the ability to reside within the phone itself. This is the … Continue reading
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OLIVERS All Over Shorts are Gym Shorts for the 21st Century Three years ago, OLIVERS launched a Kickstarter campaign for a pair of athletic shorts specifically designed for the 21st century. Not only was it one of the most successful apparel campaigns ever, but OLIVERS would go on to sell over 10,000 pairs of their All Over Short. Now, three years later, they’ve released a new and improved version. Four […]
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Mechanism for inducing memory B cell differentiation elucidated Scientists have clarified the mechanism for inducing germinal-center B cells’ differentiation into memory B cells, immune cells that remember antigens, at the molecular level.
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Introducing the 9to5Mac Academy: Tech, business, and software improvement courses at great prices We’re excited to announce the launch of the 9to5Mac Academy ( academy.9to5mac.com ). In addition to our all around Apple coverage, you’re now able to score a myriad of tech, business, and software and improvement courses at great prices… more… Filed under: Apple
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Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine are taking to Quora on the heels of Trump’s AMA Hot on the heels of Trump’s not officially sanctioned Reddit AMA, the GOP nominee’s chief rivals are taking a break from the campaign trail to answer some questions to Q&A site, Quora. The Democratic presidential and vice presidential nominees are both veteran question answerers with the service. Hillary Clinton racked up the most views in Quora history during a session back… Read More
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New areas of the brain identified where ALS gene is active For the first time novel expression sites in the brain have been identified for a gene which is associated with motor neuron disease and frontotemporal dementia.
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Here’s why the epidemic strain of C. difficile is so deadly — and a way to stop it A new, epidemic strain of C. difficile is proving alarmingly deadly, and new research not only explains why but also suggests a way to stop it.
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New government reports cast doubt on future of NASA’s Mars spacecraft For the past six years, NASA has been intensely focused on sending people to Mars — but the rocket and spacecraft that the agency is building for the job face delays and budget problems. That’s according to two new independent reviews done by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), a federal agency that conducts audits on behalf of Congress. Released last week, the reports paint a grim pictur
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New diamond-coated screen tech could be stronger than Gorilla Glass If you’d like to save your phone screen, put some bling on it. More than a decade ago, scientists figured out how to grow synthetic diamond as a potential replacement for the silicon MEMs or microelectromechanical systems. Now AKHAN Semiconductor says it’s figured out how to build on that original breakthrough, further refining the production process to create what may be the first-ever diamond-r
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Philips launches ecosystem of connected health wearables Philips unveiled a suite of new connected health devices on Monday, in a move to bolster its position in the personal healthcare market. The firm said all four devices have been built “with leading doctors and psychologists,” according and connect to the company’s HealthSuite app. See Also: Digital trust could be the key to ensure personal health data The first device is a health watch, with simi
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Shanghai’s terrifying 88th-floor outdoor skywalk has no guardrail Just don’t look down Thrill-seekers in Shanghai now have a new way to get their kicks. The city’s Jin Mao Tower just opened up access to an exterior walkway more than 1,115 feet above the ground with no safety barrier. Visitors are strapped into harnesses ensuring that they won’t accidentally fall off the 88th-story ledge. In case the prospect of dangling over the city from the side of a high ris
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IDC: Apple increases worldwide tablet lead in Q2 despite iPad sales decline According to the latest data from IDC out today, Apple continued its lead of the worldwide tablet market in Q2 despite a decline in overall sales. more… Filed under: Apple
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Are calcareous sediments weak points in seismogenic zones? Where a tectonic plate dives under another, in the so-called subduction zones at ocean margins, many strong earthquakes occur. Especially the earthquakes at shallow depths often cause tsunamis. How exactly are such earthquakes initiated? Which rock composition favours a break in the earth’s interior that can lead to such natural disasters? Scientists at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research K
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Prep For Your Next Oil Change With Five Quarts of 5W-30, Just $23 Today If your car takes synthetic oil, and you like to change it yourself, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better deal than $23 for five quarts of Mobil 1 5W-30 , complete with Prime shipping. Read more…
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Heating the exterior of suitcases may decrease the spread of bed bugs through luggage New research indicates that brief heat treatment is a promising way to decrease the spread of bed bugs being transported on the outer surface of luggage. read more
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What’s that flower? Your smartphone will soon know the answer It’s impossible for a human to know all of the hundreds of thousands of species of flowers on our planet, so Microsoft has developed flower learning software.
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Why Smartphones Are Now Adding Iris Scanners For those who value their privacy, Samsung might be making it a little harder for someone to break into your phone. If you’ve ever configured your smartphone to offer up that 6-digit entry code, you’ll be pleased to know that the conglomerate has its eyes set on retinal scanning technology. But as we approach the release of the Galaxy Note 7, scheduled to be revealed on Tuesday in New York, Londo
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Europe should ignore Turkey’s ‘visa blackmail’ over refugee deal – German vice chancellor It depends on Ankara whether Turks will enjoy visa-free travel to Europe, Germany’s vice chancellor has said, adding that it was the right decision to ban a live broadcast by the Turkish president to a rally in Cologne on the weekend. Read Full Article at RT.com
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London Paralympic champ Vervoort considers euthanasia after Rio 2016 Belgian Paralympic athlete Marieke Vervoort, who won gold and silver in London, says she is considering euthanasia after the Rio Olympics as the pain she suffers is hard to endure and it’s difficult for her to train at full strength. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Putrid to potable: Graphene-embedded nanomaterial used to filter water The wonder material graphene has been celebrated for its strength, lightness, flexibility, and versatility of applications. Last year, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology study suggested that graphene could bring infrared night vision to everyday devices such as laptops and smartphones. In April, scientists at the Max-Planck Institute of Intelligent Systems designed graphene-based, remote-con
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Don’t Freak Out About Post-Convention Polling Bumps and Slides You’ve probably already seen the articles declaring Hillary Clinton the winner of the last two weeks of dog-and-pony shows. A CBS News survey taken over the weekend (and thus after the Democratic convention ended) found her up seven percentage points on Donald Trump, which is indeed a sharp increase—as of July 14, the same poll had the soon-to-be nominees tied. Candidates often see a bump immedia
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Election Update: Clinton’s Bounce Appears Bigger Than Trump’s UPDATE (Aug. 1, 6:11 p.m.) : Hillary Clinton’s post-convention lead over Donald Trump has continued to grow as more polls have come in, according to our models. Check our forecasts for the latest numbers. Initial polls conducted after the Democratic National Convention suggest that Hillary Clinton has received a convention bounce. In fact, it appears likely that Clinton’s bounce will exceed Donal
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NASA spaceflight chief: “Amazing time” for building rockets at the agency NASA is making progress on building components of its Space Launch System rocket. Here, it has completed welding of a liquid oxygen tank. NASA For most of the last five years, NASA’s space launch system has been largely a PowerPoint rocket, consisting of designs on computers and disparate hardware in various stages of development across the United States. But now the massive SLS rocket is startin
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John McCain condemns Donald Trump over row with Khan family Arizona Senator John McCain and other Republican leaders condemn Donald Trump’s comments about the family of a US Muslim soldier killed in Iraq.
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Form&Thread Excellent Essentials If you’ve ever been frustrated by the high price of quality basics, check out the newly launched English label, Form&Thread. Working with some of Europe’s leading textile manufacturers, the company crafts tasteful, hardwearing, everyday essentials, and sells them consumer-direct for around half the cost of comparable items from traditional retail brands. On top of that,… The post Form&T
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Introducing Engadget’s 2016 back-to-school guide! Oh yes, it’s already that time of year. Temperature are still sitting in the triple digits in some places, but many of you are just four weeks away from a new school year, heralding the end of summer. Once again, Engadget has put together a back-to-school gear guide, but this time, we did something a little different. This year’s guide was curated with college students in mind (sorry, high school
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Click & Grow Smart Herb Garden Spice up your life, clean your home air and get healthy, with ease, thanks to the Click & Grow Smart Herb Garden. Developing green fingers indoors is a cinch, simply plug it in, add water and let it tend to itself. Space for up to three plants, some smart NASA-inspired technology means you can grow fruits, herbs and flowers with no need for hormones or any other harmful substances.
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High animal protein intake associated with higher, plant protein with lower mortality rate The largest study to examine the effects of different sources of dietary protein found that a high intake of proteins from animal sources — particularly processed and unprocessed red meats — was associated with a higher mortality rate, while a high intake of protein from plant sources was associated with a lower risk of death.
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Loomin Wireless Doorbell Kit w/ 52-chimes $10 Loomin Wireless Doorbell Kit w/ 52-chimes $10
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Today’s Best Deals: Bourne Films, Anker Lamps, Marriott Mattress Toppers Marriott’s mattress toppers , Anker desk lamps, and the Bourne Classified Collection lead off Monday’s best deals. Read more…
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10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Google Drive Master Think you know Google’s online productivity suite back to front? Whether you’ve been using Google Drive for five minutes or five years, there’s always more to learn, and in that spirit we present 10 valuable tips and tricks for mastering the service. 1. Enable Drive’s offline features Google Drive can work offline, but you have to activate the feature first: click the cog icon on the front page o
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Google Fiber stalls in Nashville in fight over utility poles (credit: Getty Images | aledettaale) Google Fiber started examining Nashville, Tennessee , for a possible deployment more than two and a half years ago, it confirmed plans to build in January 2015, and it started serving a few apartment and condominium buildings in the city in April of this year . But further progress is being slowed in part by difficulties obtaining access to utility poles, and
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With new human augmentation event, Square Enix gets serious about Deus Ex in real lifeSquare Enix and CNN’s branded content studio, Courageous, have teamed up to create a documentary that explores the world of human augmentation. They are also hosting an event this week about the blurring lines of humanity and technology. The Human by Design event will explore the themes that Square Enix’s Eidos Montreal has explored in the Deus Ex series of video games , which depict a conflict o
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How an L.A. designer set the stage for unity at the Democratic convention The stage on which this shaky détente was reached, designed by Bruce Rodgers of the firm Tribe Inc., seemed almost to anticipate the acrimony The post How an L.A. designer set the stage for unity at the Democratic convention appeared first on Architecture Lab .
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Cloudcover Bags submitted by Everyday Carry Showers Pass’ rugged, waterproof bags not only offer tons of organized storage, their Transit and Utility backpacks also come with four grommet mountable LED beacon lights and reflective trim… (via TheAwesomer ) Read More
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Park rangers use smartphones to take majestic photos of animals LONDON — Need a mental break from all the negative news out there? Here are some magical pictures of the incredible wildlife housed in two of Europe’s remarkable conservation parks. SEE ALSO: The struggle and resilience of the world’s tigers, in photos Partnering with Port Lympne Reserve (Kent, UK) and Parque de Cabárceno (Cantabria, Spain), Sony Mobile challenged park employees to capture more i
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HTC Vive UK price increased to $1000 in wake of Brexit The main reason why VR headsets still aren’t found in a huge number of homes – other than the lack of a killer app or game – is because they remain prohibitively expensive. Not only are the $600 Oculus Rift and $800 HTC Vive going to put a big dent…
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Is Earthly life premature from a cosmic perspective? The universe is 13.8 billion years old, while our planet formed just 4.5 billion years ago. Some scientists think this time gap means that life on other planets could be billions of years older than ours. However, new theoretical work suggests that present-day life is actually premature from a cosmic perspective.
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Wrinkling NYC Streets in a McLaren 570S (Video) Is the McLaren 570S better than a Porsche 911 Turbo? Both are raw — but this British beast is very different. … Read More »
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Kintsugi Is the Japanese Ceramic Designer You Need to Know Gen Saratani is keeping the centuries-old practice of kintsugi alive in America. … Read More »
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20 Essential Kitchen Tools Under $20 Build the perfect kitchen with tools and gadgets that get the job done, but won’t break the bank. … Read More »
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Deals of Note: August 1, 2016 How to save on a home barbell set, Corridor shirts and a great summer book. … Read More »
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Today in Gear: August 1, 2016 A new crazy three-wheeler by Polaris, ultra-luxe linen bedding, technical bags made from recycled sail cloth and much more. … Read More »
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Stunning corten-clad California home built for efficiency and flexibility 441 Tamalpais sits at the end of a road in a serene hillside location close to hiking trails and nature. The family home prioritizes natural light and air quality coming in through large glazed sliding doors that minimize the need for artificial lighting and welcome the outdoors in. The floor plan is open and spacious, providing function and flexibility as the family matures and needs change. Rela
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Tactical Self Defense Flashlight This flashlight has a super bright Cree XM-L T6 bulb so you can see…where you’re jabbing its 4 diamond attack heads. They say the pointy pokers are ideal for breaking a window during a home or car emergency, but I’m pretty sure they’re equally ideal for breaking the skin in an invasion of personal space emergency. The up shit creek / self defense tool also has a protected blade at its base for
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Mysterious dark brain cells linked to Alzheimer’s and stress Dark and shrunken microglia cells identified in the brains of people and mice seem to smother brain connections and are associated with age and disease
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Google firm hopes to control organs with electrical signals GSK and the Google company Verily Life Sciences are planning to develop tiny bioelectronic implants that will connect to our nerves and treat chronic illnesses
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This $15 Flash Drive Also Works With Your Android Devices $15 is a solid price for a 64GB USB 3.0 flash drive , especially when you consider that this one includes a microUSB plug to connect to your Android devices. That’s perfect for storing videos to watch on your tablet during a long flight, or sharing large amounts of vacation photos from your phone without using a computer. Read more…
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August’s Free Prime Pantry Shipping Promotion Is Available Now Amazon’s free Prime Pantry shipping promotion seems to be a permanent fixture at this point, but each month brings a new slate of eligible items, and August’s have just been revealed . Read more…
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Lenovo’s new laptop is named Air 13 Pro because creativity is futile Last week Xiaomi released its MacBook Air competitor, and now Lenovo has announced a competitor to the competitor. The Lenovo Air 13 Pro (such a creative name) is a Windows 10 laptop that nearly matches Xiaomi’s Mi Notebook Air spec for spec, down to the $750 price tag: 13.3-inch Full HD display Intel Core i5 or i7 Skylake processor Up to 512GB SSD Up to 8GB of RAM 2GB Nvidia GeForce GTX940MX GPU
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Meet Lumo Run, the $100 sensor that will transform your workouts For a while, fitness companies were all about putting sensors in your clothes to measure everything from your heart rate to the way your foot lands on pavement. But clothes with sensors in them are expensive, which makes them niche products that appeal to only die-hard data nerds. That’s why connected workout gear maker Lumo is separating the sensor from its smart running shorts and capris , whic
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Deep Value: These 5 universities are hiding a treasure trove of tech talent Paid content by Enterprise Florida Fueled by a highly-skilled workforce of 9.7+ million and one of the nation’s most business-friendly environments, Florida offers boundless opportunities to innovate and grow. Discover what a future in Florida means for your business. A digital business is only as good as its talent But while it’s no secret that success in the modern era comes down to how well yo
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Why Do Soils Need Amending? The soils in which we grow food needs to be fed–and fed the right nutrients! The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) August 1 Soils Matter blog post explains how soils change over time and use, and how precise soil nutrition can make a difference.
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Virtual reality could usher the dawn of gender equity in tech GUEST: The advent of virtual reality may mark a major turn toward gender equality in tech. The roaring debate regarding the lack of women working in technical roles has spawned a real effort to create gender equality in the workforce. We need a giant cultural shift, beginning with schools encouraging more women to study computer science to join these elite ranks and through to companies hiring mo
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This Robot That Runs Entirely off a Neural Network is Creepy as Hell This creep machine, called Alter, runs entirely off a neural network. That means all its incoherent and erratic movements are 100 percent free of any human control. It’s basically alive. Although Alter looks like it’s dressed up in some kind of Ex Machina cosplay , it’s underneath where all the interesting stuff is happening. Alter has 42 pneumatic actuators and a “central pattern generator,” acc
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Hard as nails: Safety gloves withstand tough test (VIDEO) Builders and DIY enthusiasts the world over can rejoice at the news a pair of safety gloves have been developed that can withstand nails, axes and even blades. Read Full Article at RT.com
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US test restrictions add to woes for UK’s new F-35 jets US rules on testing the UK’s controversial new fighter jets are making it almost impossible to test effectively outside America, it has emerged. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Could House of Lords block Brexit and force 2nd EU referendum? The House of Lords could stall the process of Britain leaving the European Union – and may even attempt to scrap it, a Tory peer has said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Smile! Volcanic eruption forms emoji-like face on Hawaii’s Big Island Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of fire, is all smiles as she unleashes lava from the Kilauea volcano. When seen from the air, the eruption appears to be in the shape of a smiley face. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The search for the earthquake nucleus Where a tectonic plate dives under another, in the so-called subduction zones at ocean margins, many strong earthquakes occur. Especially the earthquakes at shallow depths often cause tsunamis. How exactly are such earthquakes initiated? Which rock composition favours a break in the earth’s interior that can lead to such natural disasters? A recent study points to earthquake nucleation in calcareo
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From Wastewater to Deep Beauty | Lisa Shaw | TEDxFindhorn Artist and Photographer Lisa Shaw talks about the blending of art, nature and technology and how it influences her work in ecological restoration of dangerous waterways around the world. From her childhood as the daughter of a sewerage engineer to how she teaches her son that there is no rubbish in nature, Lisa’s stimulating talk and photographs have something for everybody. Lisa Shaw is an artis
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Are bounce houses as dangerous as hot cars? Heat safety issues in bounce houses can put children in danger, according to a new study.
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Tesla is considering two theories to explain Autopilot-related crash Tesla is considering two theories to explain the fatal May 7 crash of a Model S using its Autopilot system, but will not blame the system itself for the Florida crash, in which the vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer. The theories were presented by Tesla representatives to U.S. Senate Commerce Committee staff in an hourlong briefing last week, according to Reuters . The first theory is that t
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New biodegradable nanoparticles detect and treat cancer, researchers say It’s common knowledge that a doctor must diagnose a disease before it can be treated. However, modern day “theranostics” sees therapy and diagnostics being seamlessly merged into one efficient system, cutting back on the time spent at the clinic and in treatment. Theranostic approaches just gained another ally, according to a paper published in the journal Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology an
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America’s Police Crisis Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rss The Police State America’s Police Crisis 0 Views Dr. Ed Stringham, Mises Associated Scholar and speaker at our upcoming Boston Mises Circle , writes in the Wall Street Journal on why American’s faith in government law-enforcement is at a 20-year low: Ronald Reagan famously stated, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government
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25 Years Ago “To counter the avalanche of pro-government persuasion, who comes to Washington to criticize spending programs? In the case of most programs, no one.” —James L. Payne, “Bad Influence” “Unfortunately, political reformers routinely define apathy as ‘not voting.’ While this hypothesis is easy to test (all you have to do is count heads), it ignores the proud tradition of, say
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Retroactive Relief When changes in laws result in reduced sentences for crimes, people currently in prison for those offenses don’t necessarily see mercy. So when the Supreme Court in 2015 declared a federal mandatory minimum sentencing trigger unconstitutional, it didn’t automatically mean prisoners already sentenced would see their time in custody reduced. In that case, Johnson v. United States , the justices rul
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Maine Gets Naloxone Maine’s Republican Gov. Paul LePage seems to really want opioid users to die. After his state suffered 272 overdose deaths in 2015, the legislature sensibly and humanely passed a law allowing pharmacists to dispense naloxone, a drug that can actually reverse opioid overdoses in process, without a prescription. In April, LePage vetoed the bill. In his view, he explained, “Naloxone does not tr
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Brickbats Harvey Saunders put a video camera on his dashboard after being hit with two parking fines he says he didn’t deserve. He soon caught a Hull, England, parking warden moving a “No Parking” cone in front of his car and then writing him a ticket. Officials have since rescinded the fines. Danesiah Neal, 13, said a police officer with the Fort Bend, Texas, school district told her she could f
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Failed Test Teachers in New York have been systematically manipulating students’ scores on high-stakes testing. High school students must pass the New York State Regents Examination to graduate. But when a team of researchers led by Stanford’s Thomas S. Dee looked at scores in New York City, they found that from 2004 to 2010 the decentralized grading system made it easy for teachers to nudge students’ number
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Your Life for Candy A Louisiana man is facing a sentence of 20 years to life for stealing a little over $30 worth of candy from a dollar store. Because Jacobia Grimes has been previously convicted of other theft-related felony offenses, the Orleans Parish district attorney decided to charge him as a habitual offender. Under Louisiana law, any individual convicted of a fourth or subsequent felony offense—regardless o
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Student Fights Back In October 2015, a female trainer at Colorado State University–Pueblo (CSUP) started dating a fellow student, an athlete named Grant Neal. Months later, he was suspended for sexually assaulting her. But there’s a wrinkle in this case: The woman never complained about him. In fact, when questioned she insisted that “I’m fine and I wasn’t raped.” The university took action anyway, after a
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No Cash, No Film A 2014 New Jersey requirement that all police cars in the state be equipped with dashboard cameras has been ruled unconstitutional by the Council on Local Mandates, an independent body that can overturn laws it deems to be unfunded mandates. The dashcam law, signed by Republican Gov. Chris Christie, called for an additional $25 surcharge to be levied on people caught driving under the influence.
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Border Backfire Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump promises that he would deport all 11 million undocumented migrants living in the United States. But why did so many come and then choose to stay? A March study in the American Journal of Sociology , “Why Border Enforcement Backfired,” finds that ever-greater efforts to close down the border led to the decision by many of those who made it her
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Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! An attempt by the FBI to force Apple to weaken the security features on an iPhone that belonged to one of the San Bernardino terrorists ended without a final ruling in March, after a third party helped the feds crack the device’s passcode. This solution did nothing to settle the matter of whether the government could legally force tech and communications companies to bypass security protections o
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Misconduct IDed The New England Center for Investigative Reporting (NECIR) examined over 1,000 Massachusetts cases where prosecutorial misconduct was alleged and found that in at least 120 criminal cases since 1985, higher courts reversed prior rulings based “in part or entirely because of the prosecuting attorney’s misconduct.” Eleven of those convicted were exonerated, and an additional 250 cases led
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Traffic Court Piracy Many Missouri towns, especially in the St. Louis area, are infamous for using speed traps, draconian court fees, and other types of traffic-court piracy to keep their budgets in the black. A recent reform was aimed at reining in these abuses, but in March a judge struck down several aspects of the law. Before the bill took effect earlier this year, towns could get as much as 30 percent of their r
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Deregulate Dinner Maine recently considered a constitutional amendment making it an “inalienable” right for residents to hunt, gather, farm, or barter for whatever food they choose. The measure passed the state House but failed to get enough votes in the Senate. This isn’t the last proposal of its kind we can expect to see, however. The “food sovereignty” movement, as its advocates have taken t
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Outside the Box In January, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced a rule that would require cable providers to allow outside companies to sell the set-top boxes that control many in-home cable subscriptions. “It’s time to unlock the set-top box market—let’s let innovators create, and then let consumers choose,” FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler wrote in an article explaining the proposal. The mo
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Contributors Robert Everett Johnson is an attorney at the Institute for Justice, a public interest law firm based in Arlington, Virginia. His role as Elfie Gallun Fellow for Freedom and the Constitution involves a lot of writing and speaking about America’s founding principles. “The Constitution is a thoroughly radical document,” the 32-year-old Harvard Law graduate likes to say. “The 14th Amen
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Freed at Last Their accounts begin differently but end in the same place. Antoinette Frink was the owner of an auto dealership in Ohio; she sold a dozen vehicles to customers who were in the business of distributing cocaine. Luis Rivera, a former pilot and Army National Guardsman, began smuggling drugs from Colombia into the United States in his 20s. Barbra Scrivner was a young mother whose husband sold crysta
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Criminal Delusions “Crime has become the most hotly contested social policy issue of the 1990s,” wrote Martin Morse Wooster in the October 1994 reason , “but the debate is decidedly overheated. Statistics issued by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department suggest that if you live in an area that isn’t infested by drug dealers (and, of course, if you don’t happen to be a drug dea
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Virginia Is for Felons Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, issued a proclamation in April restoring the voting rights of felons in the state who had served their sentences. He intends to issue such proclamations—which also cover the right to run for office, serve on a jury, and act as a notary public—monthly. Virginia law permits the governor to restore the rights of convicted felons at his discretion, and the p
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Yesterday’s Future “Hippie modernism” may sound like a contradiction in terms. But it’s not a bad description for a certain sensibility of the 1960s and ’70s, when the counterculture’s utopian dreams found room for cybernetic technology, experimental architecture, new media, and avant-garde art. Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia (Walker Art Center), a mammoth book pegged to an exhibition now touri
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Quotes “It just doesn’t make sense to require a nonviolent drug offender to serve 20 years, or in some cases, life, in prison.” —President Barack Obama, announcing the commutation of 58 prison sentences, Medium , May 5 “On the one hand, I’ll say #NeverTrump, and on the other hand, I’ll say never say never.” —The Weekly Standard founder and editor Bill Kristol, The Steve Malzberg Show
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Heavy Metal Politics The thrash metal band Megadeth has never shied away from political controversy. Their breakout 1986 hit Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying? offered a sardonic take on Reagan-era America. Their 1990 single “Hanger 18” traded in X-Files– style conspiracy theories about government cover-ups. More recently, frontman Dave Mustaine, who started the band after getting kicked out of Metallica, has em
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Targeted for Journalism Matthew Keys, a 29-year-old journalist, was sentenced to two years in prison this April after being convicted on three felony counts related to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). Calling Keys a disgruntled ex-employee of the Tribune Company, federal prosecutors accused him of passing his log-in credentials along to hackers associated with Anonymous, the decentralized network of activists kn
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Supreme Court Appointments a Big Deal Because Government Constantly Overstepping Bounds: New at Reason The Supreme Court is a major issue in the 2016 election. What does that mean? A. Barton Hinkle writes: Fear about future Supreme Court nominees resonates among Democrats, who don’t want to see Antonin Scalia replaced by another Antonin Scalia. Worry over Supreme Court picks also resonates among Republicans: Ensuring a conservative majority on the court is a major reason to support Trump, said del
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Steve Forbes Explains Trump’s Appeal Steve Forbes isn’t naive about Donald Trump. The pages of Forbes’ eponymous magazine have doubted almost every aspect of Trump’s economic plan, deflated the billionaire’s exaggerated claims about his net worth, and denounced his hard-line stance on immigration. So why is he endorsing Trump’s candidacy? Beyond partisan loyalty, it’s not easy to say. Pundits have labored to explain Trump’s appeal a
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Marijuana Competition Coming to Oregon State Fair When you hear the words “state fair,” you’re likely to associate the phrase with images of bored-looking kids standing restlessly beside their fried food-chomping parents as a minor rock band from the 1980s plays its one recognizable radio hit song before Gallagher strides to the stage to smash a watermelon . This year’s Oregon State Fair will have its share of sad Boomer rock (Foreigne
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French Muslims to set up foundation to finance mosques A new foundation will be created to help finance mosques in France and keep out radical donors, the head of France’s top Muslim body said Monday, days after the prime minister called for an end to foreign financing of mosques.
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Cordless Plantar Fasciitis Pain Relieving Sock provides relief without being tetheredWhenever the ravages of time take its toll on our bodies, then you can be sure that there will be discomfort at best, or pain in the more extreme cases. Pain management is an area in which many of us would have to cope with, and for those who have arthritis in their hands, the Cordless Arthritis Pain Relieving Glove would provide some soothing respite. However, what if you have searing pain due t
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Windows 10 passes 20% market share One year after its release, Windows 10 has passed 20 percent market share. That means one in five computers are now running the latest and greatest operating system from Microsoft, according to Net Applications . Windows 10 was installed on over 75 million PCs in its first four weeks. It passed 110 million devices after 10 weeks, 200 million in under six months, 270 million after eight months, 30
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Exploring the Deep Ocean–Without Getting Wet Remember how it used to be only rich people who could embark on exciting underwater exploration? Or poor people with great connections or loaded relatives? Well, OpenROV is hoping to make the ocean’s depths an adventure playground for all. You don’t even to know what a “league” or a “fathom” is. It launched its compact Trident, a low-cost underwater drone for the everyday Joe or Jill as part of “
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9to5Toys Last Call: 13″ 256GB Retina MacBook Pro $1,200, Apple TV 64GB (refurb) $110, Computer Speakers $12, 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: Philips introduces new smartphone-connected Health Watch , body analyzer and more AmazonBasics Classic Backpack in a few colors for $13 Prime shipped Waterp
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Steel Chain vs. Electricity Link The power-mad minds at PhotonicInduction decided to see what would happen if they attached a length of steel chain to some high-current transformers. At first, all they were able to muster was a few sparks, but with a higher output power source, it glowed bright orange. More Awesome Stuff: Balloon vs. Liquid Nitrogen Styrofoam vs. Acetone Melting Pennies in the Sun How to Erase a CD-ROM Red
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Link About It: US Constitution Becomes Amazon Bestseller Regardless of your political leanings, it may come as a surprise that a pocket edition of the US Constitution has reached #2 (at the time of publish) on Amazon’s best seller list. The 52-page booklet is a special edition reprint from the National Center…… Continue Reading…
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Cloud computing pricing: Beware the bill shock Cloud services have many advantages, and can save your organisation money — but there are also potential pitfalls and additional costs to watch out for.
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SaaS in 2016: The key trends Software as a service (SaaS) is experiencing healthy growth, is diversifying, and is increasingly widely adopted.
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Industry cloud research: security and data protection is still the most important feature for businesses In a new Tech Pro Research survey, nearly three-quarters of respondents said they chose an industry cloud service provider based on who could protect their company’s data.
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Android notifications on Windows 10: Microsoft does the bare minimum Enlarge (credit: Ron Amadeo) The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is out this week, and it offers an interesting mobile feature aimed not at Windows Phone, but at Android: mirrored Android notifications. The idea is that when a notification pops up on your Android phone, it should also pop up on your Windows PC, allowing you to then deal with your notifications remotely on the PC. For now most of th
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Is Sustainable Trash-Burning a Load of Rubbish? Some experts say it lets us get away with producing more and more garbage.
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Hubble Image of the Week – Globular Cluster NGC 4833 This newly released Hubble image shows globular cluster NGC 4833. Located approximately 22,000 light-years away in the constellation of Musca (The Fly), this tightly packed collection of stars — known as a globular cluster — goes by the name of NGC 4833. This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows the dazzling stellar group in all […] The post Hubble Image of the Week – Globular Cluster NGC
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Twitter will livestream the ‘Suicide Squad’ NYC premiere After livestreaming the Democratic National Convention , Wimbledon and MLB and NHL games , Twitter is diving into the entertainment space with a stream of the Suicide Squad red carpet premiere in NYC. It’ll kick off at 6 PM tonight from the Beacon Theater, Variety reports ,and the stream itself will be displayed on a special page alongside realtime tweets. The streaming event is being produced by
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This Is How Much Time Americans Spend Eating Each Day Image: stu_spivack Quick, how much time do you think you spent eating yesterday? What about the day before that? The USDA just wrapped up a big survey of current American eating trends. Of particular interest was its deep dive into the time we spend eating—and just how much of that time is also devoted to doing something else. On average, Americans spend just 80 minutes eating during the day. The
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Google and GlaxoSmithKline Want To Rewire Your Body To Treat Chronic Conditions Health They’re teaming up to create implantable bioelectronic devices Today, pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline announced a partnership with Google’s Verily (formerly Google Life Sciences) to create effective bioelectronic devices to…
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Leak: Samsung’s new Gear VR has wider field of view, works with Note 7 The Samsung Gear VR is already the best VR experience you can get without dumping $1,000 or more on a standalone kit and PC, but a new leak suggests it’s about to get much better. Most critically, the new Gear VR will reportedly have a 110-degree field of vision — a marked uptick from the current model’s 96-degree view. If you’ve ever felt as though you were looking through a portal into VR, that
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Nigeria Shia killings: Army should be prosecuted Nigerian troops should be prosecuted for the killing of 349 Shia Muslims in northern Zaria city last year, a judicial inquiry says.
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Android 7.0 Nougat could arrive August 5 – CNET If so, which devices will be first to receive the newest flavor of Google’s mobile operating system?
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An early copy of No Man’s Sky makes its way to Reddit – CNET A Reddit user allegedly bought an early disc on eBay and starts posting videos and spoilers.
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PS Vita Jailbreak Finally Lets One Run Emulators and Homebrew Software Finally, someone has managed to hack PS Vita, allowing people to install emulators and homebrew software on the handheld gaming console. The jailbreak dubbed HENkaku works on the latest 3.60 Vita firmware. From an article on Geek.com: The exploit allowing full access to the Vita hardware has been created by Team Molecule and named HENkaku. The code injected into the handheld when visiting the webs
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Make the Jump to 4K With This 60″ LG Smart TV If you need an excuse to upgrade to 4K, BuyDig’s eBay storefront is selling a 60″ LG smart TV for $800 today , or $200 less than Amazon . Read more…
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Apple releases watchOS 3 beta 4 for Apple Watch to developers Apple has just begun rolling out watchOS 3 beta 4 to developers today. Those looking to grab the new release can head over to the Watch app on their iPhones, select General and then Software Update. watchOS 3 beta 4 is available to download as a Configuration Profile from the Apple developer center for newer users looking to test out the upcoming system. Release notes fixes are now at the bottom
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Amazon patents noise-canceling headphones that let you hear your name Noise-canceling headphones are one of the greatest technological wonders of the modern world, letting you shut out all of the annoying people, background noise, blaring sirens, and annoying people. But sometimes, living in a perfect sonic bubble isn’t a great idea. Anyone who uses particularly soundproof headphones has experienced the dance of a friend or co-worker desperately trying to get your
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Apple seeds tvOS 10 beta 4 for Apple TV to developers Apple has just started seeding out the fourth beta for tvOS 10 today to all current testers and developers. To update, check through the Software Update section on the Apple TV, or grab the Configuration Profile from Apple’s Developer center if you’d like to install it for the first time. more… Filed under: Apple
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Make Packing Easier With a Permanent Travel Drawer If you’re anything like me, you spend a lot of time packing for a trip. You painstakingly plan out everything to bring, make a full list, then Tetris everything into your luggage. A better solution? Keep a permanent travel drawer. Packing typically means rounding up all the junk you’re going to take with you on your trip: your passport, travel adapters, chargers, toiletries, and so on. You can sa
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The Florida Zika Outbreak Is Looking Worse and Worse Florida Governor Rick Scott during a July 26th press conference. (Image: AP) This morning, Florida Governor Rick Scott announced that 10 more people in Florida have contracted the Zika virus, likely through mosquito bites, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 14 cases . Citing the increase, the governor also asked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to mobilize an Emergency
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Kickstarter directly responsible for creating nearly 30,000 full-time jobs, study finds A study from the University of Pennsylvania last year found that nearly one in 10 backed Kickstarter projects fail to deliver their rewards. What’s more, eight percent of dollars pledged went to failed campaigns.
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Tiger in Saudi Arabia attacks man after he tries to play with it (VIDEO) A man was injured in Saudi Arabia after he attempted to pester his friend’s pet tiger to play with him. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Enjoy Olympics, we’re paying high price’: Thousands across Brazil hold pre-Rio rallies For Brazilians, the clamor of the imminent Rio Olympics is somewhat overshadowed by rallies protesting the biggest political corruption scandal in decades, as they call for the president’s impeachment and for the former leader to stand trial. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Immerse yourself in Rio (minus the Zika) with Google’s new Olympics features The modern Olympics are a relatively recent invention, believe it or not — French baron Pierre de Coubertin is credited with reviving the ancient Greek tradition in 1896. Much about the games has changed since then, needless to say, not least of which the breadth of coverage around it. At this year’s games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, you won’t have wait for tomorrow’s paper to find out how Team US
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Your car is waiting in even more places — Daimler Blacklane service expands Soon you can have private drivers waiting for you at even more locations. Blacklane , one of the world’s largest elite private driver services, is set to expand further, thanks to an additional massive financing round from Daimler Financial Services announced today on parent company Daimler’s website . Blacklane does n