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Digital Trends
Artistry meets circuitry inside ‘The Lab,’ HP’s trippy tech-art playground
Which acts are performing? For the most part, that’s all the information necessary to decide if you are willing to bake under the naked sun for a 10-hour music festival. But Coachella-organizer Goldenvoice decided to differentiate the inaugural three-day Panorama Music Festival, which was held at Randall’s…
The Awesomer
Death from Space
Kurzgesagt’s happy little video looks at the science of Gamma Ray bursts, and how these extraordinarily powerful beams of energy that are capable of ripping apart the very atomic bonds that keep together everything in our universe, including all life on Earth. More Awesome Stuff: Hacking PasswordsSand…
Techbargains.com
Oxgord Aluminum 12.5ft Scaffold Multipurpose Heavy Duty Ladder $64.99
Oxgord Aluminum 12.5ft Scaffold Multipurpose Heavy Duty Ladder $64.99
Macworld
38% off Philips Automatic Pasta Maker – Deal Alert
This powerful, fully automated pasta maker from Philips is currently discounted $134, officially making it less expensive to buy new on Amazon than refurbished. Add ingredients, choose a program, and the unit goes to work mixing, kneading and extruding while you sit back and enjoy a beverage. Up to…
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Imbalance of Campaign Cash Doesn’t Bother Democrats This Election
One unappreciated virtue of the Donald Trump presidential campaign is that it may finally vanquish the left-wing argument in favor of government funding of political campaigns. On the face of it, Trump’s campaign would seem to be a textbook case in support of leveling the playing field by assuring…
RT – Daily news
Australians urged not to pledge ‘Jedi’ as their religion in Census
The people of Australia have been urged not to put ‘Jedi’ down as their religion in the upcoming census, as the trend has grown so big it is messing up the census results. Read Full Article at RT.com
Mashable
4 of the most important hiring tips for any startup
Hiring the right people is easily among the three most important things a startup founder needs to get right if he is serious about his business. The other two are having a scalable product or service, and having the right investors. Matrix Partner’s David Skok says a hiring crisis can cripple a startup’s…
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One of the most common viruses in humans may promote breast cancer development
New research reveals that infection with the Epstein-Barr virus may put some women at increased risk for developing breast cancer. The findings may have important implications for breast cancer screening and prevention.
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New rare congenital heart disease disorders found in children
In one of the largest international genetic studies of congenital heart disease, researchers have discovered gene mutations linked to three new rare congenital heart disorders. The researchers also found the first clear evidence of genetic differences between two forms of the disease, and that one form…
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New system can identify how much power is being used by each device in a household
If you want to save on your monthly electric bill and reduce your greenhouse gas emissions at the same time, you might buy a new, energy-efficient refrigerator. Or water heater. Or clothes dryer. But if you can only replace one of these, which will give you the biggest payback?
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Iron catalysts can modify amino acids, peptides to create new drug candidates
For medicinal chemists, making tweaks to peptide structures is key to developing new drug candidates. Now, researchers have demonstrated that two iron-containing small-molecule catalysts can help turn certain types of amino acids — the building blocks of peptides and proteins — into an array of potential…
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New silicon structures could make better biointerfaces
A team of researchers have engineered silicon particles one-fiftieth the width of a human hair, which could lead to “biointerface” systems designed to make nerve cells fire and heart cells beat.
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Antibiotic resistance persists in bacteria, even absent selection pressure from antibiotics
Plasmids are pieces of independent DNA that often carry multiple antibiotic resistance genes. Plasmids can jump from one bacterium to another, spreading that resistance. A team of investigators now shows that bacteria that acquire plasmids containing resistance genes rarely lose them.
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Protein critical to toxoplasmosis regulation: CD4 T-Cell and Blimp-1
Researchers are finding a way to regulate chronic toxoplasmosis, one of the most common parasitic diseases worldwide. This research also has important implications for cancer.
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New approach for treating skin cancer
Using new and innovative immune-therapeutic approaches to silence ‘don’t eat me’ signaling proteins recognized by specialized cells of the immune system, molecular biologists have identified an effective way to combat metastatic melanoma.
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Seymour Papert, a Pioneer of Artificial Intelligence and Kids Coding, Has Died
Being a pioneer of artificial intelligence and creating the first programming language for kids are no small feats. But it was his dedication to using technology to change the way we educate children that made Seymour Papert, who died Sunday at the age of 88, a true visionary.“It’s not like somebody…
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Multitouch is about to get more advanced thanks to Qeexo
Multitouch input, as we know it, is mostly for scrolling, rotating plus zooming with two fingers, and you can use more to toggle various actions on supported trackpads. But if you ask Mountain View-based Qeexo, we’ve only scratched the surface of this technology. Over the past couple of years, this company…
Digital Trends
Levitate your phone while you charge it wirelessly with the OvrCharge
Unless you’re really running short of things to talk about, the latest phone charger you’ve bought isn’t exactly the kind of thing you’re going to be in a rush to show off. That could change if a certain new Kickstarter campaign hits its funding target, however. The so-called OvRcharge is not only a…
Digital Trends
Google Fiber facing slow Nashville rollout thanks to AT&T-owned telephone poles
Google Fiber is the dream for many internet users, but it seems as though Google is having a little trouble with its deployment in Nashville, Tennessee. The main issue? Telephone poles. According to a report from the Nashville Scene, Google is looking to access the telephone poles in order to bring…
Popular Science
Microsoft Drones Are Searching For Zika-Infected Mosquitoes Around Houston
Aviation Fighting flyers with flyers Project Premonition, a Microsoft research project to find diseases early and in the wild, is working with the local government to deploy drones and traps to Houston.
Deals
Best Buy’s Clearing Out Refurbished Apple TVs With An Unprecedented $90 Discount
Yes, it’s refurbished. And Geek Squad refurbished at that. But still, this is far and away the best price we’ve ever seen on the 64GB Apple TV.Read more…
TechCrunch
Elizabeth Holmes is finally presenting her technology to scientists, including a “miniLab”
 Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes is presenting her blood analysis technology to a room full of scientific experts for the first time today at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her big focus? A customizable, tabletop mini lab. The company…
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Could Donald Trump Help Spark a New Cold War?
Donald Trump suggested in an interview on ABC News that he would recognize the Russian claim over Crimea in an exchange that started with Trump insisting Russia was “not going to go in Ukraine” before acknowledging Putin was “there in a certain way” when asked. Russia invaded and annexed Crimea in…
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U.S. Launches Air Strikes in Libya, GOP Convention Leads to Negative Support, Denton Files for Bankruptcy: P.M. Links
The United States is now conducting airstrikes against the Islamic State in Libya, claiming that the current Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against al Qaeda also applies here. For the first time since Gallup started asking in 1984, viewers walked away from the Republican National Convention…
Acquire
Autodromo brings back the Stradale
Inspired by the dashboard instruments of classic Italian cars.Photo: AutodromoThere’s just something about the Autodromo Stradale that we can’t get enough of. The watch has been unavailable, but now returns this September and they’re bringing in a stylish new colorway. The new all-white dial lends a…
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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.
RT – Daily news
‘Absurd’ election rhetoric: Kremlin, Assange slam Clinton for blaming DNC leaks on Russia
While US media and politicians keep crying ‘wolf’ – or Russia – over the DNC email hack without providing any proof, Moscow called the accusations ‘absurd’. WikiLeaks refused to reveal its sources and promised new leaks before the November vote. Read Full Article at RT.com
Ars Technica
DNC Staffer got pop-up messages alerting of “state-sponsored actors”
An image sent by DNC staffer Alexandra Chalupa shows a warning message she received from Yahoo Mail. (credit: Alexandra Chalupa) An e-mail message within the Wikileaks dump of Democratic National Committee data suggests that the Yahoo account of one DNC staffer may have been specifically targeted…
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Electronics & Gadgets : PowerCurve Suge Protector
It’s revolutionary (literally). With up to six rotating outlets, the PowerCurve Surge Protector solves the problem of awkward transformers and adapters taking up all your valuable outlet space. You can turn each of the outlets in such a way that you can actually use them all. $17.99 – $29.99
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Home & Office : Exclusive Star Trek Logo Stein
Fuel up, officer. Pour your caffeinated fluid of choice into this black ceramic tankard, or should we say, “Beverage Containment System.” This beauty of a mug will hold 25 ounces of fuel and can be refilled as many times as it takes to get through the day’s mission. $14.99
Lifehacker
A Four Step Plan for Dealing With an Angry Coworker
It’s Tuesday morning, the alarm on your phone goes off and you can’t help but look at the first email in your inbox. You read the first few words and begin to worry: Is your boss mad? You keep reading, and it’s true—she’s really steamed.This post originally appeared on The Muse.Luckily, there’s a simple…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Autism genes identified using new approach
Researchers have developed a machine-learning approach that for the first time analyzes the entire human genome to predict which genes may cause autism spectrum disorder, raising the number of genes that could be linked to the disorder from 65 to 2,500.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Mechanistic finding may help develop treatment for Ice Bucket Challenge disease
Motor neuron diseases rob patients of their ability to walk, eat, talk or breathe since they affect the motor neurons controlling the muscles. Young patients with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) have a shortage of the survival motor neuron protein. Revealing clues about SMA, scientists have shown that…
Science | Smithsonian
Why the Universe is Becoming More Habitable
The universe is far more welcoming to life today than it was when microbes on Earth arose—and will only grow more so
RT – Daily news
Israeli army bans Pokémon Go over fears of exposing military secrets
Israeli troops have been banned from playing Pokémon Go over concerns that its usage could result in sensitive military information and locations being leaked. Read Full Article at RT.com
WIRED
Facebook Isn’t Just Good at Mobile. It’s How Mobile Works Now
When you’re as big and successful as Facebook, the line between mastering your medium and simply defining it blurs. The post Facebook Isn’t Just Good at Mobile. It’s How Mobile Works Now appeared first on WIRED.
ArchDaily
High Trestle Trail Bridge / RDG Planning & Design
© Iris22 Productions Architects: RDG Planning & Design Location: United States, Madrid, IA 50156, USA Project Year: 2011 Photographs: Iris22 Productions Budget: $815,000 USD …
Popular Science
Watch A Guy Build A Forge With His Bare Hands
Entertainment The Primitive Technology Youtube channel has advanced to the Iron Age This week Primitive Technology gets a little less primitive, as it appears we’ve seen the channel’s entrance into the Iron Age. He makes a forge and bellows system, and…
Gizmodo
Activists Fill Burger Chain With Thousands of Locusts, Crickets, and Cockroaches
“8000 locust, 2000 crickets, 4000 cockroaches. See you tomorrow night,” was the text Huck Magazine writer Michael Segalov received hours before activists unleashed those exact breeds and quantities of insects inside a Byron burger location in London. The bugs came from activists upset by some recent…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
States show they can sometimes stop earthquakes
Kansas and Oklahoma, which acknowledge that humans are causing earthquakes, have shown they can stop them.
e! Science News – Latest science news
Antarctic sea ice may be a source of mercury in southern ocean fish and birds
New research has found methylmercury — a potent neurotoxin — in sea ice in the Southern Ocean. read more
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Video: These tiny satellites could take on NASA’s riskiest missions
At the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California, NASA is preparing tiny satellites the size of briefcases for a mission to Mars.
Digital Trends
Freefly adds advanced time-lapse capabilities to its Movi camera stabilizer
Freefly has once again raised the bar for high-end filmmaking tools with the final release of firmware version 5.0 — known as Akira — for its Movi camera stabilizer, which adds a brand-new time-lapse mode, among other features and improvements. When mounted on a tripod, time-lapse mode enables precision…
Digital Trends
CEO Musk wants Tesla lineup, including van built on pickup chassis, to B S3XY
Would you like a van with your pickup truck? Speculation in the world of all things Tesla, which CEO Elon Musk clearly enjoys fueling, recently turned to questions about a van built on the same chassis as a promised “new kind of pickup truck,” according to Electrek. In his Tesla Master Plan Part Deux,…
RT – Daily news
Hundreds join PEGIDA rally in Dresden to protest Berlin’s migrant policy
Hundreds of people have taken to the streets of the German city of Dresden to participate in an anti-immigration and anti-Islamism rally organized by the Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West (PEGIDA) movement. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Gravitational Waves | John Mather | TEDxHerndon
Dr. John Mather discuss Gravitational Waves and the future of astrophysics. Dr. Mather is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Nobel Prize in Physics (2006) with George Smoot, for the COBE work, and the NASA Distinguished Service Medal (2007). He is a member of many professional societies…
PCWorld
Four US firms rule the world’s cloud infrastructure
There are plenty of companies vying for a piece of the worldwide cloud infrastructure market, but the top four — all in the U.S. — currently dominate by such a wide margin as to effectively leave their competitors in the dust.That’s the overriding conclusion of a study released Monday by Synergy Research…
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Lab-on-a-Chip breakthrough aims to help physicians detect cancer and diseases at the nanoscale
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Introducing the world’s biggest nanomaterial production plant
SlashGear
Android now watches user accounts, tattles with notifications
Android devices will soon be working with native notifications that’ll tell their user that their account has been used on a new device. When a user signs in on a new device, every other device they have (on Android) will see a notification telling them that they’ve had a sign-in on a new device. This…
Newswise: SciNews
After the Quake – Data Can Help Predict Consequences of the Next Event
Seismology geophysicist Steve Roecker is using a network of broadband seismometers to learn more about the complex overlap between tectonic plates that causes an 8.3 magnitude earthquake near Illapel, Chile in 2015.
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Secondhand Weed Smoke Is Bad for Rats. What About Humans?
Hotboxing your friends might get them high, but are there other effects? While past studies indicate that extreme exposure to secondhand pot smoke causes mild intoxication, a recent study also suggests that it may be worse for you than secondhand cigarette smoke.The study, published last week by the…
Curbed National
Watch how Google used backpack cameras to map Rio’s favelas
Street View provides a vibrant look at a city mired in negative pre-Olympics press The lives of the people who make Rio de Janeiro their home have been overshadowed by the relentless tales of a very troubled Olympics. But none have been marginalized more than the 1.5 million people who live in Rio’s…
Mashable
CNN and Donald Trump are on the brink of all out war
Donald Trump has sparred with the media, and CNN in particular, since the very start of his campaign.  This is from The Donald about a month after he took that slow ride down the escalator at Trump Tower to officially announce his candidacy.  That’s child’s play compared to what we’re seeing now….
Gadget Review
LG 60-inch 4K 240Hz TV gets a 60% discount this week in Deals
LG 60-inch 4K 240Hz TV gets a 60% discount this week in Deals Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site When the LG 60UF7300 4K Smart TV first became available for sale in late 2015 it carried with it a hefty $2,000 list price. Now, less than a year after release, the well reviewed 4K beast is down…
Popular Science
Iran Announces New Drone For Jamming Communications
Military We’ll believe it when we don’t see it Iran jamming drone…
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The Impossible Burger is a lab-made meatless treat for carnivores
Every October two vegetarian friends of mine from Michigan spend a week at my place while they attend New York Comic Con. Because I take my hosting duties very seriously, I always try to find good places for them to eat here in New York. It’s not too hard, as you can find vegetarian and vegan restaurants…
The Next Web
7 mental models you should know for smarter decision making
Every one of us make dozens, if not hundreds of small to big decisions on a daily basis. Some don’t impact our lives at all, while some can change the outcome of our entire lives. Whether it’s trying to figure out which job you should take, deciding to quit your job to start a business, move to a new…
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Teaching U.S. Students about the Rwandan Genocide | Carl Hobert | TEDxNorthHighSchool
Carl Hobert is an expert at conflict resolution and negotiation. He presents a case for why U.S. students should learn about contemporary issues such as the Rwandan genocide as a way to help develop an understanding of alternative, non-violent approaches to resolving conflicts. Part of this learning…
BBC News – World
Turkey failed coup: US military chief condemns plotters
The chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff visits Ankara and condemns the recent coup attempt in Turkey, as the US seeks to shore up ties.
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Changing the world one taxi ride at a time | Vijay Thakur | TEDxEMWS
In this heart-warming talk, Vijay Thakur, a one of a kind taxi driver, shares a powerful incident in his life that made him change his outlook to our material world. Even at the age of 73, this local hero is at the service of anyone in urgent need to be at the hospital free of cost. As he grows old,…
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Revolutions in Physics | James Overduin | TEDxTowsonU
Over the course of history there have been 4 previous revolutionary breakthroughs in physics. Dr. James Overduin is here to tell us why we should expect at least one more in the future, and why we may be looking for it in the wrong places. James Overduin is an Associate Professor in the Department…
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#OccupyTowson: Re-imaging Radical Black Politics at the Public PWI | John Gillespie | TEDxTowsonU
Public primarily white institutions of higher education (PWIs) have historically struggled to provide students of color with the resources and support to be as successful as white students. Towson student and radical therapist John Gillespie lays out a possible blueprint to change this in “#OccupyTowson:…
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Become a Biodiversity Explorer | John LaPolla | TEDxTowsonU
Towson University professor Dr. John LaPolla has studied biodiversity his professional life, even discovering new species of ant. In his talk, you will learn why you don’t have to be a professional to explore biodiversity, and why it is important not to let if fall by the wayside. Ants have fascinated…
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3-D Printing Magic | Marc Olano | TEDxTowsonU
Marc Olano has been working with 3-D technology for decades. Join him on a walk through the years to see just how far 3-D technology has come and learn about the future of 3-D printing. Dr. Olano is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science and Electrical Engineering department at the University…
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Mental Health in Minority Communities | Bria Johnson | TEDxTowsonU
Towson University student Bria Johnson uses poetry and spoken word to tackle some of the most difficulty problems of her community and generation. This talk begins with one of her spoken word performances and ends with her insight on mental health in minority communities. She is a sophomore here at…
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A Vision of Brain Injury Rehabilitation | A.M. Barrett | TEDxHerndon
Dr. Barrett discusses how we move through the world. Her Talk identifies new methods for brain injury rehabilitation. A.M. Barrett, MD, is a cognitive neurologist, specialized in neurorehabilitation and brain injury medicine, and Director of Stroke Rehabilitation Research at Kessler Foundation. She…
Digital Trends
Can this electronic ‘fish call’ really attract fish? We took it to a pond to find out
Tactibite is the world’s first electronic fish call, and it’s likely the best tool you can have on your tackle box short of live bait. The Tactibite has a hydrophone (an underwater microphone) that plays recorded sounds of prey fish to attract predator fish to you. Operation is pretty simple so you…
Fast Company
IBM Says New Chip Can Filter Blood For Signs Of Cancer
Particles that might hold markers for cancer pass through a silicon obstacle course that sorts them by size.Cancer starts small—at the nanometer scale, as DNA, RNA, and proteins develop harmful defects. So cancer detection has been moving down in size—toward “liquid biopsies” that filter blood and other…
Slashdot
Donald Trump Signs Pledge To Crack Down On Internet Porn
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has pledged to crack down on Internet pornography via corporate partnerships — and he could possibly establish a federal commission on the harmful effects of porngraphy, a nonprofit announced Monday. The announcement comes a day after the New York Post…
The Verge – All Posts
New diagnostic tool could make detecting Zika cheap and easy
A new diagnostic tool could make detecting Zika infection in patients much easier and cheaper in remote areas of Latin and Central America. The new technology was developed by several universities, including MIT, Harvard, University of Toronto, and Cornell University, and it will be presented tomorrow…
Gizmodo
One-Man Band Will Rock You
The standard power trio usually includes a drummer, a guitarist, and a bassist. In his latest YouTube video, mega virtuoso Rob Scallon decides to be all three at once. Read more…
Architecture Lab
Neighbor disputes turn wealthy areas into war zones
Tiffs between luxury homeowners can escalate into bruising legal, financial and emotional combat The post Neighbor disputes turn wealthy areas into war zones appeared first on Architecture Lab.
Popular Science
Tumor In Ancient Foot Bone Suggests Paleo Diet Overrated
Health 1.7 million-year-old fossil is one of the oldest known cases of cancer in a human ancestor A group of researchers published two papers on Thursday detailing a discovery of a foot bone with a large tumor protruding from its surface. Found in South Africa, the…
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Gary Johnson Explains His Foreign Policy Beliefs to The Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles Times’ editorial board interviewed Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson. Johnson continues to take things with his version of light wit, such as pretending it was the first time he’d been asked why anyone should bother thinking of voting for him, given how unlikely…
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Apple TV’s new iPhone remote control app talks to Siri
As promised, you no longer need to use the new Apple TV’s standard remote control to take advantage of all the media hub’s features. Apple has released a brand new Apple TV Remote app that drags its iOS interface into the modern era. You can not only use the same touch-based control as on the hardware…
The Verge – All Posts
Donald Trump proves he is a bigger threat to democracy than hacking
Speaking today in Ohio, Donald Trump moved from questioning the integrity of primary elections to questioning the integrity of the upcoming general election, which is not the most shocking thing he’s done, but perhaps one of the most dangerous. “I’m afraid the election is going to be rigged,” Trump said….
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Round-up: The best iPad Pro accessories
The best iPad Pro accessoriesThe iPad Pro 12.9 and iPad Pro 9.7 are a pair of powerful, versatile tablets, made even more so by Apple’s Smart Connector, which gives you one more way to hook up accessories.Apple clearly sees them as devices built for productivity, as evidenced by its official Smart Keyboard…
werd.com
Evapolar Personal Air Conditioner
Evapolar is the world’s first personal air conditioner. It’s an efficient plug-in unit that uses evaporative nano-materials instead of freon or toxic coolant to decrease temps by 15 degrees. It also purifies & humidifies your environment at the same time. For purchase information, Click Here
Curbed National
3 online stores bringing designer home goods to men
Feeding guys’ expanding shopping appetites Men are shopping. They’re buying clothes, handbags, grooming products—all in dramatically higher volumes than ever before. So it’s no surprise then that a few trend-savvy entrepreneurs are betting on guys having a similar hunger for designer furniture and home…
Curbed National
Sonos brings its Wi-Fi speakers to the masses in first-ever retail store
The space offers an immersive experience meant to entice consumers Sonos, the purveyor of high-definition, Wi-Fi-connected speakers, has an established digital presence, with its catalogue of products available for purchase online. But with a new 4,200-square-foot brick-and-mortar store in New York City’s…
RT – Daily news
#CanYouHearUsNow: Muslim women respond to Trump’s Khan statement
Muslim women are flooding Twitter with the hashtag #CanYouHearUsNow in response to Donald Trump’s statements about Ghazala Khan’s silence at the DNC. Read Full Article at RT.com
Lifehacker
Motivate Yourself by Switching “I Will” to “Will I?”
The process of developing a positive new habit is filled with “I will” statements. I will get up earlier. I will go for a run. I will eat more vegetables. But a little self-interrogation might be more motivational.A somewhat recent study, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and published…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Tiny Vidius VR drone offers pilots a live cockpit view
These days, the choices are plentiful for pint-sized, remote-controlled drones that safely tuck away in pockets. Aerix Drones (formerly known as Axis Drones) has evolved one of its most successful models with a virtual reality twist. The Vidius VR drone is designed to immerse users in live,…
Digital Trends
The BeanPlus lets anyone expertly craft cold-brew coffee in a matter of hours
Over the past several years, cold brew coffee has become the way to enjoy a rich, complex cup of java — if you know how to properly brew it, that is. Well, thanks to an innovative cold drip brewer called BeanPlus, now anyone has the ability to turn their favorite coffee beans into a smoothly crafted…
Digital Trends
A clever brain hack lets you walk in VR forever, without hitting a wall
As the worlds we explore using VR get larger, one potentially limiting factor is the question of how to best simulate wide open spaces in virtual reality if the real world locations users are present in don’t provide adequate room. After all, it’s a relaxing thought to consider that we might put on our…
Discover Magazine
Jack White’s Label Spins Carl Sagan Vinyl in Near-space
Jack White and Third Man Records have set a record for the highest record ever played. Along with Students and Teachers in Near Space, the former White Stripes rocker and his label sent a specially-pressed recording of the Carl Sagan-sampling “A Glorious Dawn” nearly 100,000 feet into the stratosphere…
RT – Daily news
NATO’s Polar Roar: 5 US bombers ‘intercepted’ in large-scale exercise over Baltic Sea
Three B-52 strategic bombers and two B-2 stealth bombers flew together from the US to the North and Baltic Seas, before being “intercepted” by other NATO aircraft in an ambitious aerial exercise. Read Full Article at RT.com
BBC News – World
New Texas gun control law allows concealed guns on campus
A new law comes into effect in the US state of Texas that allows university students to carry concealed guns on campus.
National Geographic News
Secret Japanese Military Maps Could Open a New Window on Asia’s Past
National Geographic News
This Week’s Night Sky: See Planets Line Up at Sunset
National Geographic News
Indonesian Fires Girdled Half the Globe in Smoke
Fueled by underground peat deposits, the fires contributed massive amounts of carbon to the atmosphere.
National Geographic News
It’s Official: Zika Is a Sexually Transmitted Infection
National Geographic News
Why a Giant Green Lake Turned Blood-Red
TechCrunch
Clinton campaign to hold fundraiser at Black Hat hacker conference this week
 Cybersecurity issues have plagued Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign for months, from her long-running email controversy to the recent hacks of the Democratic National Committee and the campaign itself. But cybersecurity experts appear to be embracing Clinton’s campaign — a fundraiser will…
The Next Web
Apple hasn’t updated the MacBook Pro in 440 days because it forgot what computers were
A new ad campaign by Apple seems to shed some light on the mystery of the missing MacBook Pro. After a subtle refresh to the MacBook this spring, the long-awaited MacBook Pro line was expected to see (at least) a similar refresh if not a completely re-designed lineup. We saw neither. Then, the rumor…
Bustler News, Competitions and Events
Event: Interactive Architecture: Adaptive World – Release Party & Book Signing
Event Date: Aug 13, 2016; Event City: Los Angeles, CA, US INTERACTIVE ARCHITECTURE: ADAPTIVE WORLD – RELEASE PARTY AND BOOK SIGNINGWITH MICHAEL FOX, AUTHOR/EDITOR Please join us for the unveiling of an exciting new addition to the field of architecture and technology: Interactive Architecture: Adaptive…
Bustler News, Competitions and Events
News: Bustler’s editor picks for architecture & design events: Los Angeles, August 1-8
Will you look at that, it’s already August! The hotter temperatures will be sticking around the L.A. region for awhile, but don’t forget to take some time to enjoy these longer days of summer. Wondering where other design-inclined folks are gathering in Los Angeles? Bustler has compiled a snappy list…
TechCrunch
OmniVirt brings 360-degree advertising to big publishers
 OmniVirt is promising to help publishers and advertisers tap into the potential of virtual reality. It’s not the only startup working on VR/360-degree ads (competitors include Immersive Media and VirtualSky), but co-founder and COO Michael Rucker said OmniVirt stands out by offering a 360-degree ad…
Big Think
Do We Need An Ethics of Consciousness?
While progress has been made in understanding the mechanisms behind consciousness, a seemingly limitless neuronal interaction makes discovering a point of origin challenging.Read More
MySQL Performance Blog
Introduction into storage engine troubleshooting: Q & A
In this blog, I will provide answers to the Q & A for the “Introduction into storage engine troubleshooting” webinar. First, I want to thank everybody for attending the July 14 webinar. The recording and slides for the webinar are available here. Below is the list of your questions that I wasn’t…
TechCrunch
In-car cameras let autonomous vehicles track passengers as well as pedestrians
 Powerful sensors and software have made autonomous cars impressively aware of their surroundings — but it isn’t just obstacles, pedestrians, and other cars that a vehicle’s AI needs to watch out for. It also needs to know what’s going on inside itself, and researchers from Fraunhofer are hard at work…
Archinect – News
Frank Gehry’s Sunset Strip mixed-user approved by LA City Planning Commission, with 15% affordable units
[John Irwin, one of the project’s developers, noted:] “This is the right direction for development in L.A., embracing both the benefits of good planning—as well as a commitment to providing affordable housing at varying income levels, which we have agreed to increase” […] Ryu’s Chief of Staff Sarah…
Archinect – News
This week’s picks for LA architecture and design events
Will you look at that, it’s already August! The hotter temperatures will be sticking around the L.A. region for awhile, but don’t forget to take some time to enjoy these longer days of summer. Curious where to find interesting architecture-related happenings in Los Angeles? Archinect and Bustler compiled…
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FAMIN or feast? Newly discovered mechanism influences how immune cells ‘eat’ invaders
A new mechanism that affects how our immune cells perform — and hence their ability to prevent disease — has been discovered by an international team of researchers.
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Novel study method identifies 15 genomic regions associated with depression
A genomic study using a novel method of enrolling participants has identified for the first time 15 regions of the genome that appear to be associated with depression in individuals of European ancestry.
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Study examines symptom spikes in kids after concussion
Symptom exacerbations after concussion appeared to be common in a secondary analysis of a clinical trial that included 63 children studied for 10 days after injury, according to a new article.
Ars Technica
Apple makes a really good ad for Microsoft’s Surface Pro
Apple has a new 30-second ad out for the iPad Pro. The tablet, which it explicitly and repeatedly calls a “computer,” has “a keyboard that can just get out of the way” and “a screen you can touch and even write on.” Apple stops just short of calling the iPad “a tablet that can replace your…
Lifehacker
Use Herb Stems to Infuse Oil, Vinegar, and Stock Instead of Tossing Them
Herb stems are packed with flavor, so rather than tossing them in the trash or compost, use them to make oils, vinegars, and stocks tastier.http://lifehacker.com/grill-the-stem…Put your herb stems in a neutral oil (olive, grapeseed, or canola, for example) or into white vinegar for at least a few hours….
The Awesomer
Computational Thermoforming
LinkResearchers from ETH Zurich and Disney Research came up with a way to create highly detailed physical replicas of 3D models out of affordable materials. They thermoform the surface of the model to a gypsum mold cast from a 3D printed negative. More Awesome Stuff: Lenovo CPlus ConceptSmart Slab…
Digital Trends
More life for Moore’s Law? Vortex laser may enable more powerful computers
If you’ve ever wondered why modern smartphones possess many times the computational power of yesteryear’s room-size supercomputers, while costing just a fraction of the price, the answer was famously described by Moore’s Law. Named after the co-founder of Intel, Gordon E. Moore, Moore’s Law states that…
Big Think
2016 Presidential Election Uniquely Vulnerable to Voter Disenfranchisement
The 2016 Presidential election, between Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump, will be the first without key provisions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act to stop voter disenfranchisement. Read More
HiConsumption
Filson Smokey Bear Watch
Paying homage to one of America’s most well-known outdoorsmen.
Gizmodo
These Moving Time Lapses Are Made with Just a Single Still Photograph
Though it may seem like you’re watching a time lapse that uses hundreds of photos of a scene to track the passing of time, you’re actually just looking at a single picture “moving” with the magic of software called Platograph Pro. It’s one still photograph that’s been moved digitally. How?Read more…
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Privacy Activists Launch Database to Track Global Sales of Surveillance Tech
The surveillance industry is notoriously secretive and opaque. But on Tuesday, activists at Privacy International released a searchable database on over 500 surveillance companies, including many of their brochures and export data.“We’re trying to compile a resource which will track all the open source…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
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…
Bustler News, Competitions and Events
Event: Doug Aitken: Electric Earth
Event Date: Sep 10, 2016 – Jan 15, 2017; Event City: Los Angeles, CA, US Doug Aitken: Electric Earth, Aitken’s first North American survey, is organized as a full collaboration and dialogue with the artist. From his breakthrough installation diamond sea (1997) to his most recent event-based work Black…
Bustler News, Competitions and Events
News: Deadline Approaching: Hansgrohe + Axor’s Das Design Competition [Sponsored]
Cash Prize & Eligibility for VIP Trip To GermanyGood design is POWERFUL, and Hansgrohe/Axor believes it should be celebrated and recognized!There are just a few weeks left to enter the 3rd annual Hansgrohe+Axor Das Design Competition—open for entries until August 12th!Read the full post on Bustler
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IBM’s new virus filter could lead to home diagnostic tools
The best way to treat any disease, beyond avoiding getting sick in the first place, is to catch it early. You can always go to the hospital and have expensive tests run, but we can do better: New research from IBM could lead to lab-on-a-chip virus detection technology that would enable let patients monitor…
RT – Daily news
Israel lifts travel ban on Palestinian football players after FIFA complaint
Israeli authorities have reversed a travel ban on six Palestinian football players, after initially refusing them entry to West Bank over the weekend thereby disrupting the second decisive leg of the Palestine Cup final. Read Full Article at RT.com
SlashGear
Urbanista Seattle headphones let you share your music
Swedish company Urbanista has announced a new pair of headphones called “Seattle.” The Seattle headphones have an on-ear foldable construction with a fairly plain design and, in the case of three out of four models, a single-color scheme. The company hails this as Scandinavian minimalism, and it does…
PCWorld
Tablet shipments drop to three-year low during the second quarter
Tablet shipments reached their lowest point in three years in the second quarter of 2016, according to analyst firm Canalys.However, analysts at Canalys and IDC are seeing a glimmer of hope for the devices with business demand for detachable tablets like the Microsoft Surface Pro and the iPad Pro. The…
TechCrunch
Why Minecraft predicts the future of collaborative work
 Kids are the ultimate beta testers. As soon as they figure out what a new technology is for, they try to make it do something else. They push boundaries, break rules, play with possibilities and share their results in real time. When I see how my son and his friends play Minecraft, I see the future…
ReadWrite
Bangkok turns to sensors to for real-time traffic updates
The city of Bangkok has implemented its first real-time traffic platform, able to help road users choose the faster route home on busy days. Thailand’s Highway Department (DOH) turned on some of the sensors, which detect Bluetooth or Wi-Fi signals in cars, earlier this year. It did so in preparation…
Mashable
Forget ‘Tesla Semi,’ Mercedes already has world’s first all-electric truck
When Elon Musk revealed that Tesla is planning to produce an all-electric commercial vehicle platform called “Tesla Semi,” it came as quite a surprise to a lot of people. That’s because it seemed virtually no one else was thinking about electric semi trucks. Turns out, though, Mercedes-Benz has been…
HiConsumption
Revision Military Exoskeleton
A super powerful exoskeleton that makes it easier for soldiers to move with heavy packs.
Techbargains.com
Vizio E40-C2 40″ 1080p 120Hz Smart LED LCD HDTV $249 (55″ for $449)
Vizio E40-C2 40″ 1080p 120Hz Smart LED LCD HDTV $249 (55″ for $449)
Digital Trends
DARPA wants a camera that can see around corners, and it’s coming soon
A camera that can see around corners and reveal hidden objects could be put to real-world use in as little as four years, according to the Morgridge Institute for Research. The technology was first developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and demonstrated back in 2012. Apparently, it caught…
BBC News – World
Bolivia drugs: Police seize huge cocaine consignment
Police in Bolivia seize more than seven tonnes of cocaine which they believe was destined for sale in the United States.
Gear Patrol
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 »
Gear Patrol
Quick Review: Riding the Ultra-Fast Felt FR
The Felt FR is a pure-bred speed machine. …Read More »
FiveThirtyEight
It’s About 100 Days Till Election Day
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
US Navy conducts first flight test using 3D-printed, safety-critical parts
A US Navy aircraft with a 3D-printed, flight-critical part has flown for the first time. According to Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), an MV-22B Osprey carried out a test flight on July 29 at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Maryland, with a titanium link and fitting assembly for the engine…
Mashable
Mac app makes nighttime browsing easier on the eyes
If you’ve ever spent a late night in front of a computer then you likely know it’s not the most eye-friendly experience.  Luckily, apps like f.lux, which change the color temperature of displays, have been around for some time to help reduce eye strain. Now, one Mac app is taking the concept to the…
DigsDigs
Best Furniture, Product and Room Designs of July 2016
In July 2016, we’ve shown you a lot of cool stuff. Here the most interesting room designs and furniture among them. Choosing flooring for a kitchen may be tricky because it’s should be practical and stylish at the same time. In the kitchen we wash, cut, cook, drop and spill lots of things, so the floors…
Bustler News, Competitions and Events
Event: A Conversation on Black Aesthetics with Haile Gerima and John L. Jackson, Jr.
Event Date: Aug 3, 2016; Event City: Philadelphia, PA, US BlackStar Film Festival and the Institute of Contemporary Art co-present a special public conversation between filmmaker/scholar John L. Jackson, Jr. and legendary director and professor Haile Gerima discussing politics, love, black aesthetics,…
Digital Trends
Offshore buoy detects its first whale in waters along New York City
Earlier this year, a team of scientists from the New York Aquarium and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution deployed an acoustic buoy to record the sound of whales off the coast of New York City. The buoy is listening 24/7 and conducting the largest ever survey of the whales that visit the Big Apple….
Digital Trends
Creative iRoar review
On the whole, Bluetooth speakers are getting better, with improved audio quality increasingly coming from smaller form factors. Creative has taken that approach in its Roar line of speakers in the past, with both the Sound Blaster Roar and Roar 2 pumping out impressive sound that was louder than one…
TechCrunch
NSF dedicates $35 million to improving software used in science and education
 Big data is more important than ever in just about every scientific discipline — and the data is bigger than ever, too. To help manage that data and get it into the hands of scientists and students, the National Science Foundation is putting $35 million towards a pair of software institutes that will…
PCWorld
Cybercrime infrastructure being ramped up in Brazil ahead of Olympics
Over the past few months, cybercriminals have set up thousands of malicious domains and servers in Brazil in anticipation of the 2016 Olympics in Rio.Threat data collected by Fortinet from over 2 million sensors worldwide shows that between April and June, the number of malicious URLs detected in Brazil…
Man of Many
The Western Digital My Passport Wireless Pro – Storage Made Simple
With modern computers using solid-state hard drives, the reliability on cloud technology for storage has become greater than ever, resulting in widespread use of external hard drives to keep back-ups of necessary files, music, video, photographs and digitally stored information. With this, the technology…
Reason.com Full Feed
9th Circuit Court of Appeals Doesn’t Seem Inclined to Let Medical Marijuana Card Holders Buy Guns, Suspects Lawyer in Wilson v. Lynch
In 2011, Rowan Wilson sued the U.S. government over part of its gun laws policies. She insisted the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BATFE) interpreted Sect. 922(g) of the federal criminal code (from the 1968 federal Gun Control Act) in a way that prevented her from legally buying a gun, just…
TechSpot
The Superbook transforms your Android smartphone into a bona fide laptop
Motorola made waves at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show with its Atrix smartphone. Dubbed the world’s most powerful phone at the time with a dual-core 1GHz processor, what really set the device apart from the competition was its ability to double as a full-blown computer through the use of a…
RT – Daily news
McDonald’s to serve antibiotic-free chicken, sort of
Global food giant McDonald’s is cleaning up its menu by removing artificial preservatives and antibiotics from its popular processed food brands. The change comes as the company tries to win back today’s more health-conscious customers. Read Full Article at RT.com
TechCrunch
Publishers dodged a bullet in their war with Facebook
 Last year at this time, many publishers were wrestling with the question of what to make of Facebook Instant Articles. Facebook’s audacious proposition was that it would host content from publishers on Facebook, with no link back to those publishers’ sites. In return, the publishers could either run…
VentureBeat
How PlayStation VR’s Richard Marks sees VR as social and shareable
Virtual reality has a reputation as being anti-social and isolating, but one of the brains responsible for Sony’s move into VR thinks that putting a headset on can bring people together. In October, Sony Interactive Entertainment will launch the PlayStation VR headset for the PS4, and lead researcher…
VentureBeat
How deep reinforcement learning can help chatbots
GUEST: In March this year, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella talked about the industry trend of using human language more pervasively for interaction with computing devices, a trend he called “conversation as a platform.” He also announced several bot initiatives, including the company’s bot framework. In…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Handheld device takes high-resolution images of children’s retinas
Engineers and physicians 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.
RT – Daily news
China holds massive naval drills to prepare for ‘sudden, cruel & short’ modern war (VIDEO)
The Chinese navy held a large-scale “live ammunition” drill in the East China Sea, which involved hundreds of ships and submarines from all three fleets of the People’s Liberation Army. Read Full Article at RT.com
BBC News – World
A volcano close to Mexico City has spewed ash and rocks
The Popocatepetl volcano, known as ‘El Popo’, has spewed ash over Mexico City and neighbouring areas.
Mashable
Did ‘Pokémon Go’ remove PokéStops because neighbors complained?
Pokémon Go players in Sydney, Australia, may have three less PokéStops from which to get their Poké Balls, Razz Berries and potions. The western suburb of Rhodes had been inundated with avid Pokémon Go fans since the game launched in July, leading residents to complain about crowds, rubbish and noise….
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Study: Bioenergy decisions involve wildlife habitat and land use trade-offs
New research finds that choosing how to meet bioenergy goals means making trade-offs about which wildlife species and ecosystems will be most impacted. The work focuses on the southeastern United States, but yields general insights that could inform bioenergy policy globally.
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Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil, may aid healing after heart attack
Taking a high dose of omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil daily for six months after a heart attack improved the function of the heart and reduced scarring in the undamaged muscle, according to a new study.
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How birds soar to great heights
Biologists and physicists have demonstrated with mathematical models how glider pilots might be able to soar more efficiently by adopting the learning strategies that birds use to navigate their way through thermals.
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No platelets, no immune response
When a virus attacks our organism, an inflammation appears on the affected area. White blood cells move quickly to the inflamed area. Up until now, it was proved that neutrophils were the first defenders to arrive but today, researchers now discovered that their recruitment onsite depend on a group of…
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Flooding and drought in opposing mountain ranges
In the future, people in the Himalayas will have to contend with flooding, while those in the Andes will have longer dry spells and less water. These are the conclusions drawn by researchers, who have used measurement data and climate models to closely examine water balance in both of these mountain…
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Replacing ill workers with healthy ones accelerates some epidemics
When disease outbreaks occur, people with essential roles — healthcare workers, first responders, and teachers, for example — are typically up close and personal with infected people. As these front-line workers become infected, healthy individuals take their places. Based on network models of this…
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Potential new way to sway the immune system
A new international collaboration opens a door to influencing the immune system, which would be useful to boost the effectiveness of vaccines or to counter autoimmune diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.
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‘Generic’ biologic drugs appear comparable to brand-name counterparts
Generic forms of a biologic drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and psoriasis appear to be as safe and effective as their brand-name counterparts, a new analysis suggests.
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Patients with non-functional adrenal tumors at increased risk of diabetes
Researchers have found that ‘non-functional’ adrenal tumors can increase a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
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Leaky calcium triggers brainstem blackout that results in sudden cardiac death
Researchers report how a mutation in a gene involved in the regulation of calcium inside brain cells can help trigger blackouts of the brainstem, the center that controls heartbeat and breathing, and increase the risk of sudden unexpected death.
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Heart attacks continue notable 15-year decline in Northern California
Heart attack rates among an ethnically diverse population of more than 3.8 million Kaiser Permanente members in Northern California fell 23 percent from 2008 to 2014, as reported today.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
A giant stellar void in the Milky Way
A major revision is required in our understanding of our Milky Way Galaxy according to an international team. Astronomers have found that there is a huge region around the center of our own galaxy, which is devoid of young stars.
Acquire
An immaculately crafted tool for the purist, Best Made’s Field Desk
A pen and paper purist’s dream accessory.Photo: Best MadeIf you were to picture the tools of a well-appointed adventurer in a time before typewriters and laptops, Best Made’s Field Desk is definitely what we would picture to be amongst the equipment. Made from kiln-dried American cherry wood and designed by H….
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Review: Dyson Supersonic
Introduction and DesignPrimarily known for products that suck – calm down, we’re talking about vacuums – Dyson has also proven adept at machines that blow, too (hey now, what did we say earlier?), having refined its jet technology on its Airblade hand dryers and Hot + Cool fans.Now, the airflow innovator…
RT – Daily news
2 controversial state laws have just gone into effect
Louisiana’s Blue Lives Matter hate crime law and Texas’ college campus gun law allowing students and faculty to carry concealed handguns have been enacted. However, public debate is not letting up in the slightest. Read Full Article at RT.com
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New lipid-lowering drugs help patients reduce LDL cholesterol
A recent analysis indicates that adding new therapies called anti-PCSK9 antibodies to other lipid-lowering treatments can help patients lower their LDL cholesterol levels.
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Antioxidant therapies may help in the fight against neurodegenerative diseases
A new review examines the potential of antioxidant approaches for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and multiple sclerosis.
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Still changing after all these years
In a long-term evolution experiment, an international team of researchers sequenced the entire genomes of E. coli bacteria to pinpoint the genes with beneficial mutations that gave the bacteria a competitive edge over their ancestors. The researchers found more than 14,000 changes across the study’s…
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Coordinated response cuts time to treatment for deadly heart attacks
The largest nationwide demonstration project aimed at reducing time to treatment for people suffering ST segment elevation myocardial infarction suggests a coordinated response results in more people getting life-saving treatment sooner. Treatment response times improved the most when patients were taken…
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Effectiveness of new anti-HIV medication to protect women and infants demonstrated
Each year, 1.5 million women living with HIV become pregnant. Without effective treatment, up to 45 percent of HIV-infected mothers will transmit the virus to their child, usually through breastfeeding. In an effort to prevent HIV transmission to women and their children, researchers have demonstrated…
RT – Daily news
LA ex-sheriff faces trial over lying to FBI during inmate abuse probe
Former Los Angeles County sheriff Lee Baca will face trial on charges of lying to the FBI during an investigation into corruption and abuse at county jails. Baca had pleaded guilty in a deal with prosecutors, but the judge rejected it as too lenient. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Republicans denounce Trump over his clash with Muslim American hero’s family
Veterans groups and Republicans on Monday savaged Donald Trump’s war of words with the parents of a slain Muslim American soldier, the latest example of the presidential nominee making statements considered beyond the pale.
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Uber has served 100 million trips in New York City
As Uber strikes million-dollar deals in China, it’s also celebrating a milestone in one of the first places it established itself: New York. The company has announced that it’s now delivered 100 million trips to users in the city, which explains why…
Gizmodo
Scientists Find New Clues In Their Quest to Understand Why Cocaine Is So Addictive
Cocaine is addictive, and researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center are trying to figure out why, aside from the obvious reason that drugs are fun.Read more…
RT – Daily news
McCain’s comments may compromise Bergdahl charges
Comments made by Senator John McCain about Bowe Bergdahl could be grounds to throw out the case against him. Bergdahl’s lawyers said that McCain’s statements may have too great an influence on the court-martial. Read Full Article at RT.com
Mises Institute
What Pokémon Go Teaches Us About Capitalism
Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssThe EntrepreneurMedia and CultureSubjectivismWhat Pokémon Go Teaches Us About Capitalism 0 Views Pokémon Go, an extremely popular mobile game released last month, uses the GPS and camera on players’ phones to turn the real world into an adventure land…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Should autonomous vehicles be programmed to break the law?
As autonomous vehicles pull out onto the roads in greater numbers, issues of safety and morality will inevitably be raised. Extreme ethical scenarios are being considered, like deciding whether a car will swerve to avoid hitting a pedestrian if it means killing its own occupants, but not all…
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Sonic Blocks picked up on the modular trend to create customizable speakers
Modular is in for the smartphone market. We’ve seen the idea of swapping parts out of a phone body on LG’s G5, Lenovo’s Moto Z, and Google’s Ara, and today, an Indiegogo campaign is launching to bring that same customization concept to speaker setups. Sonic Blocks’ creators bill it as the “world’s first…
Acquire
Moleskine’s new Cafe is the perfect tribute to its popular notebook
Now open in Milan.Photo: MoleskineA staple for note takers and doodlers alike across the globe, the Moleskine notebook remains the quintessential accessory for creatives in an increasingly digital world. The company is celebrating all things Moleskine with a new cafe concept in its hometown of Milan,…
RT – Daily news
Russian scientists developing magnetic 3D bioprinter for space use
Russian scientists in cooperation with the national space agency are developing a magnetic 3D bioprinter that will allow production of living tissue in the micro-gravity conditions of the International Space Station. Read Full Article at RT.com
BBC News – World
Migrant crisis: Germany warns Turkey against ‘blackmailing EU’
Europe must not let itself be blackmailed by Turkey in talks about visa-free travel for Turkish citizens, German Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel says.
VentureBeat
Google Daydream is looking for the ‘Citizen Kane’ of VR games
Google wants to help redefine what a game is when it comes to virtual reality. The tech giant is preparing to launch Daydream, a new “high-quality” VR platform for Android-powered mobile devices, this fall. And it’s hoping to make its growing portfolio of games as exciting and as broadly appealing as…
Top News – MIT Technology Review
Fail-Safe Nuclear Power
Cheaper and cleaner nuclear plants could finally become reality—but not in the United States, where the technology was invented more than 50 years ago.
Digital Trends
Build the Frankensteinian speaker you’ve always dreamed of with Sonic Blocks
Usually, when you buy a Bluetooth speaker, choice only extends as far as picking which model you want — once you’ve made your purchase, that’s it. But what if that wasn’t the case? Enter Sonic Blocks, the product of a father-and-son team that takes a much more flexible approach to sound, and launching…
Discover Magazine
Earthly Life Survives the Extremes of Outer Space
Life hangs on outside the International Space Station.
Slashdot
Climate Change Contrarians Lose Big Betting Against Global Warming
Layzej writes: Two members of the Global Warming Policy Foundation academic advisory board have each lost [roughly $1,320 (1,000 British Pound)] betting that 2015 would not be warmer than 2008. The Guardian reports: “Between 2008 and 2015 there would be more than 0.1C of human-caused global warming,…
Latest news
DTO inches towards delivering a simpler government
Digital Transformation Office CEO Paul Shetler has outlined that in the last year the organisation has fulfilled its seven initial goals, but believes there is still more work to be done.
Mashable
Company creates machine that claims to stop avocados going brown
Avocados are super tasty and addictive, but it’s pretty annoying when they go yucky and brown. Now an Australian-based company called Naturo Technologies thinks they’ve got the answer, creating a technology that slows down the browning process of avocados, without the use of chemicals.  SEE ALSO: Sweet…
BBC News – World
South Korea suspends sale of 80 Volkswagen models
South Korea suspends sales of 80 Volkswagen models and fines the German carmaker over allegations the firm rigged emissions test data.
Gear Patrol
Deals of Note: August 2, 2016
How to save on a Samsung Blu-ray player, a Dockers khaki-and-leather attaché case and a SOG multitool. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Today in Gear: August 2, 2016
New stretchy and breathable Nikes, a supremely handsome bottle opener, a weatherproof leather duffel by bag experts and much more. …Read More »
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Take a spin inside this psychedelic ball made of hammers at Porto’s midsummer festival
A bright, spinning orb invites people, young and old, to play inside its colorful, curved walls. Sitting in a public square, the GiRA carousel http://www.urdesignmag.com/art/2016/07/27/gira-carousel-installation-maarqa-porto/ might look more at home on a school playground, but its designers are…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Brazilian restaurants turn waste back into food
Sao Paulo (AFP) Aug 1, 2016 There’s not a lot of green in the urban jungle of Sao Paulo, but thanks to Fernanda Danelon, restaurants in the Brazilian mega-city are turning their waste back into food at innovative gardens tucked amid the skyscrapers. Danelon, a 43-year-old journalist by training,…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Evolution drives how fast plants could migrate with climate change
Vancouver, Canada (SPX) Aug 02, 2016 New research from the University of British Columbia suggests evolution is a driving mechanism behind plant migration, and that scientists may be underestimating how quickly species can move. The study, published in the journal Science, builds on previous…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Teasing out the microbiome of the Kansas prairie
Richland WA (SPX) Aug 02, 2016 The Kansas prairie seems like the very picture of beauty and simplicity, with undulating fields of corn and wheat stretching as far as the eye can see. But below ground, the soil bears witness to the incredible diversity and chaos of life within even the smallest patch…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Philippines’ Duterte turns screws on mining
Manila (AFP) Aug 1, 2016 President Rodrigo Duterte raised the pressure on the Philippines’ mining sector on Monday, saying the resources-rich country can live without the industry if firms fail to comply with environmental laws. Concern over the month-old government’s mining policies had earlier…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Abundant and diverse ecosystem found in area targeted for deep-sea mining
Honolulu HI (SPX) Aug 02, 2016 In a study published in Scientific Reports, scientists discovered impressive abundance and diversity among the creatures living on the seafloor in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone (CCZ) – an area in the equatorial Pacific Ocean being targeted for deep-sea mining. The…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
IDEA award rolls in for Kumho’s Smasher and Sealant tires
Imagining what comes next for tires has made for some fascinating design concepts, from airless tweels to shape-shifting hoops able to adapt to the weather. The latest funky designs to receive recognition come from Kumho, which has won an International Design Excellence Award for its Smasher…
Digital Trends
Nvidia and OEMs may reveal ‘mobile’ notebook versions of the GeForce GTX 1000 GPUs series
The latest rumor surrounding the upcoming mobile versions of Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1000 graphics chips is that the company will make an official announcement later this month at Gamescom in Germany, which takes place between August 17 and August 21. The rumor arrives by way of Digitimes, which reports…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Pixel-array quantum cascade detector paves the way for portable thermal imaging devices
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 29, 2016 The primary source of infrared radiation is heat – the radiation produced by the thermal motion of charged particles in matter, including the motion of the atoms and molecules in an object. The higher the temperature of an object, the more its atoms and molecules…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
New catalyst for hydrogen production
Bochum, Germany (SPX) Jul 29, 2016 With the aid of platinum catalysts, it is possible to efficiently produce hydrogen. However, this metal is rare and expensive. Researchers have discovered an alternative that is just as good, but less costly. The mineral pentlandite is a potential new catalyst…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
SSL Selected To Provide Two Powerful Satellites To SiriusXM
Palo Alto CA (SPX) Aug 02, 2016 Space Systems Loral (SSL), a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems, reports it has been selected to provide two high power satellites to SiriusXM, the world’s largest radio company measured by revenue. The next generation satellites,…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Dream Chaser Spacecraft to Begin Phase Two Flight Testing
Sparks NV (SPX) Aug 02, 2016 Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Dream Chaser full-scale, flight test vehicle is ready for transportation to NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC) in California where Phase Two flight tests will be conducted in coordination with Edwards Air Force Base (AFB)….
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Collecting Fingerprints in the Sky
Hampton VA (SPX) Aug 02, 2016 This NASA airborne science experiment that started flights over the eastern United States this month resembles a classic case of “who done it?” ACT-America, the Atmospheric Carbon and Transport – America expedition, is studying the movement of two powerful greenhouse…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Opportunity Surpasses 43 Kilometers on the Odometer
Pasadena CA (JPL) Aug 02, 2016 Opportunity is wrapping up the exploration ‘Marathon Valley’ on the rim of Endeavour crater. The rover did experience an unexpected drive termination caused by the right-front wheel. On Sol 4440 (July 20, 2016), tests were performed on the wheels and the rover…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Faint Hisses from Space Reveal Famous Star’s Past
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Aug 02, 2016 Astronomers have managed to peer into the past of a nearby star millions of years before its famous explosion, using a telescope in remote outback Australia at a site free from FM radio interference. Research led by a student at the University of Sydney…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
International team of scientists unveils fundamental properties of spin Seebeck effect
Mainz, Germany (SPX) Jul 29, 2016 Thermoelectric effects are a fundamental building block for the conception and development of new processes for information processing. They enable to re-use waste heat obtained in different processes for the operation of respective devices and thus contribute to…
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Progress is Heard as RS-25 Engine Roars to Life for NASA’s Space Launch System
Sacramento CA (SPX) Aug 02, 2016 Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. has tested NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) RS-25 development engine, 0528, as the engine roared to life for 650 seconds at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. “When we send astronauts…
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Five Years Post-Launch, Juno Is at a Turning Point
Pasadena CA (JPL) Aug 02, 2016 Five years after departing Earth, and a month after slipping into orbit around Jupiter, NASA’s Juno spacecraft is nearing a turning point. On July 31 at 12:41 p.m. PDT (3:41 p.m. EDT), Juno will reach the farthest point in its orbit of Jupiter for the first time, known…
Nano Technology News
Beating the heat a challenge at the nanoscale
Houston TX (SPX) Jul 29, 2016 Rice University scientists who analyze the properties of materials as small as a single molecule have encountered a challenge that appears at very low temperatures. In trying to measure the plasmonic properties of gold nanowires, the Rice lab of condensed matter…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
From dinosaur museums to treetop walkways: Structural Awards celebrate solid designs that shine
How stable is that structure? How long will it last? These are questions a structural engineer may ask themselves during a typical working day, but the job is about more than load-bearing walls and sturdy foundations. Each year since 1968, The Structural Awards has celebrated works that not…
Digital Trends
Facebook to interrupt Live broadcasts with video ad breaks
Facebook Live streams from the platform’s biggest publishers are about to be invaded by commercial breaks. The move marks the first time ever that ads will be interjected into videos on the social network. “We’re running a small test where a group of publishers have the option to insert a short ad break…
Latest news
IT not to blame for Queensland health debacle: Government advisor
Government advisor and non-executive director Monica Bradley believes a majority of government failures have nothing to do with technology.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Venezuela clears presidential recall vote hurdle, but no date set
Venezuela’s opposition gathered enough signatures to proceed with efforts to call a referendum on removing President Nicolas Maduro, electoral authorities said Monday, without setting a date for the next step.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
US launches air strikes on Islamic State group targets in Libya
US warplanes carried out air strikes on positions of the Islamic State (IS) group in the Libyan city of Sirte for the first time on Monday, the Pentagon and Libya’s unity government announced.
Capitalism Magazine
A Post-Brexit World
The recent vote within the United Kingdom to withdraw from the European Union has implicitly once again raised the issue of the right of self-determination through secession. In other words, do individuals have a right to determine under which political authority they shall live and have representation?
Capitalism Magazine
A Monetary Policy Primer, Part 3: The Price Level
What sort of monetary policy or regime best avoids the costs of having too much or too little money?
Capitalism Magazine
Businesses Makes the World a Better Place
Every day, businesses make the world a better place to live, profitably, by creating and trading material values, by mutual consent and for mutual benefit. It’s time we’d recognize it and appreciate business people for what they do. Such a cultural change would, in time, create business heroes also in…
Capitalism Magazine
A Monetary Policy Primer, Part 4: Stable Prices or Stable Spending?
A better alternative, if only it can somehow be achieved, or at least approximated, is a monetary system that adjusts the stock of money in response to changes in the demand for money balances, thereby reducing the need for changes in the general level of prices.
Capitalism Magazine
A Monetary Policy Primer, Part 5: The Supply of Money
On the Fed’s “instruments of monetary control,” which include devices for regulating the total quantity of bank reserves and circulating Federal Reserve notes, and also for regulating the quantity of bank deposits and other forms of privately-created money that will be supported by any given quantity…
Capitalism Magazine
On Free Banking, Monetary Rules, and Crusades
Free banking and monetary rules were rival ideas for guarding against abuses of discretionary monetary policy, today they are properly seen as complementary schemes, one for improving the performance of the banking system, the other for reforming the base-money regime.
Capitalism Magazine
Khrushchev’s Secret Speech On Stalin’s Crimes
The concept “enemy of the people” actually eliminated the possibility of any kind of ideological fight or the making of one’s views known on this or that issue, even [issues] of a practical nature
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Singapore set for last mile autonomous driving tests
As autonomous driving creeps closer to reality, cities are working frantically to find the best ways to integrate the technology into their existing transport networks. Delphi and Singapore’s Land Transport Authority have joined the likes of Greenwich and Beverly Hills in developing an on-demand…
Mashable
Dude writes note to his drunk self; then fights with it when he is
Ah, drinking. It’s all good until you face the brutal, dry-mouthed aftermath. At least Australian man Steve Davidson tried to warn himself. He wrote a note explaining the potential hangover that loomed after a big night out. As his moniker “Sober Steve,” he wrote a note to “Drunk Steve” reminding himself…
Digital Trends
Hey D.C., has the subway renovation got you down? Get Via instead
Want private transportation at public transit prices? Via might have just answered your prayers. The New York City-based ridesharing service announced its expansion into Washington D.C. on Monday, its third city of operation. And it couldn’t be a timelier arrival. With a number of commuters anticipating…
Latest news
Census should not collect names, everyone should have a number instead: Labor
A shadow assistant minister has said Australians should be identified by a number, while the Queensland government has invoked Sesame Street to get people to complete the next week’s Census.
Next Big Future
Sept 17 attempt to jump Snake River in a rocket bike
Eddie Braun is going to jump that Snake River canyon in a rocket bike – an almost perfect replica of the one Evel rode 42 years ago.The new bike, the Evel Spirit, has been built according to Bob Truax’s original blueprints; an emotional journey for Scott, who spent many hours working with his father’s…
Next Big Future
UK begins funding and developing new Successor nuclear submarine for planned 2028 delivery
The UK Ministry of Defense is set to give manufacturers of the Royal Navy’s next nuclear submarine class $1.32 billion for early development funds for the programThe funds for Rolls Royce and BAE Systems is the first tranche of funding of a planned $40 billion following the House of Commons validation…
MakeUseOf
How to Find Out Where You Can Travel Without a Visa
Thinking about taking an international trip, but not sure were to go? One of the first considerations for many people around the world is whether or not you’ll need a visa for your dream destination? With Passport Index, that search just got a lot easier. And if you’re travelling as a group, it’s easy…
Next Big Future
Marines Test a towed, catault launch UAV
The RQ-7B Shadows of Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron (VMU) is a 450-pound Group 3 unmanned aerial vehicle that, unlike its cousin, the RQ-21 Blackjack, cannot take off from or land on an amphibious ship at sea – rather, the Shadow system is transported via Humvees and requires a 710-foot runway…
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Leading Republicans disavow Trump’s attack on family of slain Muslim soldier
Veterans groups and Republicans on Monday savaged Donald Trump’s war of words with the parents of a slain Muslim American soldier, the latest example of the presidential nominee making statements considered beyond the pale.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
End of travel misery in sight as Air France strike enters final day
Air France flights returned to near normal levels on Tuesday as the seven-day strike by air stewards drew to a close; however, unions have raised the prospect of further industrial action as early as next week.
RT – Daily news
Trump warns US presidential election will be ‘rigged’, calls Hillary Clinton ‘the Devil’
Donald Trump says November’s US presidential election “is going to be rigged,” making the claim twice on Monday. The property tycoon also called his rival Hillary Clinton “the Devil,” adding that the system was also rigged against Bernie Sanders. Read Full Article at RT.com
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
3D food printer designed to cook up culinary creations
Hod Lipson and his team at Columbia University (CU) have been developing a prototype 3D printer designed to find a place on the kitchen counter alongside the toaster and coffee maker. The device will be able to print edible creations using a variety of pastes, gels, powders and liquid ingredients,…
Mashable
Japan sets off Pokémon fireworks to welcome summer, we’re in awe
Fireworks — who doesn’t love them? Especially if they come in the shape and colours of a Poké Ball. To welcome the summer season, Japan holds annual fireworks shows and every year, the spectacular displays draw in crowds in the hundreds of thousands without fail. This year’s show was no different,…
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3x Toshiba Canvio Basic 2.5TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drives $224.99
3x Toshiba Canvio Basic 2.5TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drives $224.99
Reason.com Full Feed
Brickbat: Cry, the Beloved Country
The University of Cape Town had invited Flemming Rose to deliver the TB Davie Academic Freedom Lecture. But vice chancellor Max Price withdrew the invitation, saying there must be limits to freedom. As culture editor of the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, Rose commissioned cartoons depicting the…
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Coleman Butane Instastart Stove $15.29
Coleman Butane Instastart Stove $15.29
BBC News – World
Iran’s Rouhani shelves civil service exam over female discrimination
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani postpones the annual civil service entry exam because of concerns it discriminates against women.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Trump fires senior advisor and Republican ‘insider’ Brookover
US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Monday fired senior adviser Ed Brookover, a strategist brought into the campaign to help shore up delegates at the party convention and liaison with Republican bosses.
The Next Web
Less is more: Why you should practice moderation with marketing
It’s a problem when your marketing starts to feel too much like marketing. Really, marketing tends to backfire once your audience becomes aware of it. Investing too heavily in any one channel, being too persistent or just generally coming on too strong are all to be avoided. In this article, I will make…
Popular Mechanics
How to make a simple 3D chessboard
How about a game of chess? We guide you through recreating Reddit user benjaab123’s simple yet classic 3D chessboard. The post How to make a simple 3D chessboard appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
AZoNano.com – Nanotechnology News Feed
Bibby Scientific Launches New Jenway® Spectrophotometer with Advanced Diode Array Technology
Bibby Scientific Ltd announced today that Jenway®, a leading UK manufacturer of analytical laboratory instruments, has launched the new 7200 visible scanning spectrophotometer. The 7200 has been…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Basurama transforms landfill trash into playgrounds in Taipei
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFs4FqOuI58 Founded in 2001, the Basurama artist collective has worked around the world developing innovative uses for waste to raise awareness about the benefits of reuse and the ills of a throwaway consumerist society. Re-create Taipei was created in collaboration…
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Lux LED Dimmable LED Desk & Table Lamp $20.99
Lux LED Dimmable LED Desk & Table Lamp $20.99
Gear Patrol
Forget the Broker. Find Your Next Apartment with a Free App
Looking for an apartment? There’s an app for that. …Read More »
designboom | architecture & design magazine
nomad studio suspends an aerial garden at the contemporary art museum of saint louis
within the museum’s courtyard, the brooklyn-based firm has installed a kinetic living sculpture that hangs overhead visitors and passersby. The post nomad studio suspends an aerial garden at the contemporary art museum of saint louis appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
SlashGear
Apple TV remote app turns iPhone into a remote control
Apple has launched a new app to give users more control over their Apple TV without having to put down their iPhone. The app is simply called the Apple TV Remote and is designed to give iPhone users the same sort of control that Siri Remote offers from their smartphone. Using the app, the Apple TV can…
MakeUseOf
How to Give Apps Access to Trusted Devices in Windows 10
Windows 10 includes privacy features for Modern apps (some of which are neglected but useful) similar to how Android and iOS allow you to choose what sensitive parts of your device an app can access. However, there’s also a feature to let apps access your “trusted devices”, which includes any hardware…
TechRadar: All latest feeds
What’s new in Photoshop and Lightroom?
New features for more effective editingWhen Adobe announces a new release of Photoshop and Lightroom, the world of photography takes a deep breath and waits in anticipation to discover what new features are on offer. When you’re talking about the two leading photo editing programs it can be difficult…
BBC News – World
Chinese activist Zhai Yanmin found guilty of subversion
Chinese rights advocate Zhai Yanmin is found guilty of subverting state power in the first trial since a crackdown on legal activism in China.
RT – Daily news
Stay away from stocks for the next 3 months, warns Goldman
Analysts from the Wall Street bank Goldman Sachs have downgraded their prediction for US and European stocks for the next three months. They expect a reversal of investor positioning and say further growth requires a better economic environment. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
465 slain in July: Drug pushers purged in Philippines after presidential plea
The Philippines president’s appeal to eliminate all drug-related suspects has so far reaped a bloody harvest of hundreds of victims. The criminal world is ready to pay over $1 million for Rodrigo Duterte’s head, but his popular support remains huge. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
Japan approves $274bn stimulus package to revive economy
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet approved a 28 trillion yen ($274 billion) stimulus package on Tuesday, aimed at bolstering Japan’s sluggish economy. Read Full Article at RT.com
The Next Web
This week in patents: Magnetically levitate your house during an earthquake
This week, the US patent office issued 3,898 patents. Each patent adds a little something new to the human knowledge base. As we cannot list all six thousand, the PatentYogi team has selected the five most interesting patents. Facebook might replace typed emoticons with user photos Patent number: US…
Macworld
What if Apple is actually phasing out the pro-level Mac?
As if the 80 or so minutes he spent showing off the iPhone weren’t enough, Steve Jobs concluded his 2007 Macworld Expo keynote in San Francisco with one final bombshell unveiling. It wasn’t a piece of hardware or an OS update, but it was just as significant: As he was summing up Apple’s increasingly…
ArchDaily
Video: Eran Chen on How to Transform New York City: “One Green Space at a Time”
After training at the prestigious Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Israel and moving to New York in 2000, Eran Chen founded ODA Architecture, a boutique architectural firm based in NYC. Chen has quickly become a recognized name associated with creating buildings that…
RT – Daily news
Kuwait hikes petrol prices by more than 80 percent
The government of Kuwait is increasing pump prices for gasoline by up to 80 percent starting September 1. The price hike is part of economic reforms aimed at countering falling oil revenues. Read Full Article at RT.com
The Verge – All Posts
Drones will begin delivering blood and medicine in the US
A startup that uses drones to deliver medicine and blood to remote areas of Rwanda is launching a similar program in the US. California-based Zipline will bring its drone delivery program to rural and remote communities in Maryland, Nevada, and Washington, including some Native American reservations….
designboom | architecture & design magazine
nikon coolpix w100 camera features a novel shell made for underwater adventures
the smart portrait system activates face-priority AF, whilst the underwater face framing takes shots automatically when it detects people’s faces in the sea. The post nikon coolpix w100 camera features a novel shell made for underwater adventures appeared first on designboom | architecture & design…
BBC News – World
FBI employee admits being ‘agent of China’ in US court
A China-born FBI employee with top secret security clearance pleads guilty to acting as an agent of the Chinese government, the US says.
The Next Web
Hilarious IKEA commercial pokes fun at food Instagrammers
We all have a friend like this. Food arrives and they spend a good few minutes taking pictures of their food from various angles. Some even get up on a chair for the perfect bird’s-eye view of their meal. IKEA thinks enough is enough. According to the Swedish furniture giant, a meal is meant to bring…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Global climate models do not easily downscale for regional predictions
One size does not always fit all, especially when it comes to global climate models, according to Penn State climate researchers.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Satellite images show poor populations around the world in darkness at night
Economists from the University of Oxford have come up with a novel approach for measuring global poverty – counting the number of people who live in darkness at night.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Social media and the success of viral campaigns
Two years after millions of people dumped ice water on themselves to raise awareness and money for ALS research, the Ice Bucket Challenge is being deemed a success.
Fast Company
Here’s What You Need To Negotiate At Each Stage Of Your Career
Negotiation is one job skill you’ll always need. But the things you’ll want to negotiate should change with your career.If you’re looking for ways to advance your career, you’ll find lots of well-informed people telling you to change, grow, and learn new things. That isn’t bad advice. It’s been argued…
Macworld
First look: Prisma makes cold-brew coffee in 10 minutes flat
GE Appliances and FirstBuild are back with another crowdfunded appliance. This time, it’s a futuristic coffee machine.
Dezeen
Wall-climbing mini robots build “entirely new structures” from carbon fibre
Graduate shows 2016: University of Stuttgart graduate Maria Yablonina has devised a new method of construction using mini robots that is cheap, fast and can create structures that would otherwise be impossible to build (+ movie). (more…)
Gear Patrol
Meet the Artisan Duo Behind Your New Favorite Homewares
Functional ceramics inspired by the lifestyle of Southern California. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Enthusiasts Should Be Amped About Electric Cars. Here’s Why
Electric cars may not seem fun at the moment, but they can spell a bright future for car lovers. …Read More »
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San Francisco is testing an algorithm that sets bail
The San Francisco justice system has apparently been testing out an algorithm that can make release recommendations and compute for a bail amount based on several factors. In particular, it looks at defendants’ pending charges, age and how frequently they show up to court. What it doesn’t take into account…
Newswise: SciNews
Population Boom Preceded Early Farming
University of Utah anthropologists counted the number of carbon-dated artifacts at archaeological sites and concluded that a population boom and scarce food explain why people in eastern North America domesticated plants for the first time on the continent about 5,000 years ago.
Popular Mechanics
New method allows stiff materials to cover complex shapes
Complex shapes can prove difficult to cover with materials like leather, plastic and metal. A new method could solve this problem by cutting patterned holes… The post New method allows stiff materials to cover complex shapes appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
Macworld
Where are all the Pokémon? How to find the rarest of them all
Now that Niantic has removed in-game tracking and PokéVision has voluntarily shut down, you may be wondering exactly how you’re going to become a Pokémon master.Luckily, you don’t need internal or external tracking to complete your Pokédex (though it was certainly a nice feature). All you need is some…
PCWorld
Nvidia’s monstrous new Titan X graphics card stomps onto the scene, powered by Pascal
Today, a new Titan enters the next-gen graphics war. But while Nvidia’s new Titan X Pascal is no doubt the most potent gaming hardware ever released—the Titan X page on GeForce.com is plastered with lofty gaming performance claims—you won’t find too many reviews of the graphics card hitting the streets…
TechRadar: All latest feeds
25 cool things to try in the Windows 10 Anniversary Edition update
IntroductionAlmost one year to the day that Windows 10 first landed on July 29, 2015, its biggest update – Anniversary Edition – is now landing on PCs everywhere.It brings with it a host of new features relating to Cortana, using a Bluetooth pen, Microsoft’s Edge browser and Windows Hello. Not everything…
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This drone shoots fiery ‘dragon eggs’
Ecologist Dirac Twidwell has a plan to restore the majestic grasslands of the United States’ Great Plains. It involves drones, “dragon eggs” and fire.Before European colonists came along, America’s grasslands were highly prone to wildfires. These lightning-induced fires performed an important ecological…
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IBM managed to cram an entire lab on a chip
IBM has announced a breakthrough which could help with the early detection of cancer or other diseases such as the Zika virus, picking up on their presence even before any symptoms have manifested.So, you’ve heard of a system-on-a-chip? Well, IBM calls its new technology a lab-on-a-chip (pictured above),…
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Top 10 best personal finance software and services
IntroductionGone are the days of waiting for a printed bank account statement to drop through your letterbox, or making a visit to your local branch to move some money between accounts. We now have more control of our money than ever before. But that convenience could, for some, mean disorganisation,…
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Hands-on review: Visioneer Patriot D40
Like so many peripheral categories from the last century, dedicated standalone scanners have been relegated to niche markets thanks to the popularity of multifunction printers (MFP), commonly known as all-in-ones (AIO), as well as the fact that the camera on most smartphones can be converted into ad-hoc…
BBC News – World
India floods kill more than 150 people
Floods across India over the past three weeks kill 152 people and displace millions, according to officials.
SlashGear
Logi Create for iPad Pro 9.7 is a backlit keyboard case
Logitech has released a new accessory for the iPad Pro 9.7 users out there called the Logi Create. The device is a keyboard case and the keyboard has backlight so you can type and use it in a dark environment without issues. The keyboard is designed to work with the Apple Smart Connector. The case is…
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How Elite Sprinters Run So Fast [Video]
Scientists study the stride of Olympic athlete Mike Rodgers — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
RT – Daily news
India could force Britain to return Koh-i-Noor diamond through legal action
Indian legislators say they are exploring alternative channels to force the UK to return the priceless Koh-i-Noor diamond after the British government said it would not hand over the Crown Jewel to its country of origin. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
British MP financed by group linked to failed Turkey coup
A British MP was paid thousands of pounds by a group allegedly linked to the failed Turkish military coup to write a report on Turkey’s human rights record, which was then promoted during a House of Commons debate, it has emerged. Read Full Article at RT.com
Reason.com Full Feed
Life Expectancy Up Around the World
Human Progress has updated data on life expectancies from the period 1960 to 2015. Marian Tupy writes: Even the world’s poorest regions have experienced significant improvements in life expectancy. South Asia, for example, comprises Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan…
SpaceNews.com
Virgin Galactic receives FAA license for SpaceShipTwo tests
WASHINGTON — As Virgin Galactic prepares to resume testing of its SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane, the company announced Aug. 1 that it has received a launch license for those tests from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. The license, dated July 29, covers test flights of SpaceShipTwo from…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers uncover a potential treasure trove of microbes living with mangroves
The microbial community around mangrove roots is crucial for the plants’ ability to cope with stresses in their environment. A research team from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia, shows it may be possible to use the bacteria associated with the gray mangrove Avicennia…
Modern Interior Design & Furniture – Decoist
Spectacular Floating Overhang at The Blanche Chalet Reveals Hypnotic Views
When it comes to the design of modern homes and retreats, maximizing the view available is increasingly becoming the primary concern of both homeowners and architects. Even urban apartments packed into contemporary skyscrapers are increasingly becoming all about the glittering view of the city skyline…
Newswise: SciNews
IU Olympics Expert: Statistical Modeling Predicts How Athletes Will Do in the Pool
TechCrunch
Peer-to-peer camper rental platform ShareACamper raises €2M seed funding
 ShareACamper, the Germany-headquartered peer-to-peer rental platform for motorhomes and caravans, has raised €2 million in seed funding. The backing comes from mostly unnamed investors from the tech and RV (recreational vehicle) industry, including German software development company Werkdigital. Read…
Latest news
The restaurant where everything is 3D printed, from the food to the chairs
Last week London saw the arrival of a restaurant celebrating 3D printed food, furniture, and cutlery. Could a chain of dining spots be next?
Latest news
Google now gives you Android notifications when new devices log into your accounts
Android users will be told of new device logins to their Google accounts via a notification on the smartphone rather than by email.
BBC News – World
Syrian conflict: Saraqeb ‘attacked with chlorine gas’
About 30 people are affected in a suspected chlorine gas attack in northern Syria, reports say, close to where a Russian helicopter was shot down.
ArchDaily
Project of the Month: Jetavan
Courtesy of Edmund Summer For religious societies, heritage and traditions play an important role in maintaining identity, culture and allowing for the community’s self-improvement, both spiritually but also in a spatial sense. Therefore, the way people occupy the place in which they live…
The Next Web
Your device’s battery status can be used to track you online
There are a myriad of ways you can be tracked online – from supercookies, to canvas fingerprinting and malware. Now you can add your device’s battery status to the list, according to research by Steve Engelhard and Arvind Narayanan – two academics from Stanford University. The attack takes advantage…
TechRadar: All latest feeds
Round up: The best password manager 2016
Download the best password managerKeep your passwords securePasswords are a pain. It’s easy to mock the people using ‘12345678’ for everything, but creating and recalling strong passwords that are unique to each website is a huge PITA. Thank goodness, then, for password managers: not only do they do…
Geek.com
This Transformer has a head that’s a robot with a head that’s a robot
Yo dog, we heard you like robots with heads that are also robots.
9to5Mac
Pokémon Go hits 100M downloads, earns $10M/day, as company explains third-party service block
There seems no end to Pokémon Go mania as App Annie notes that the app has now hit 100M downloads and is still earning a cool $10M a day some three weeks after launch. Apple had previously said that the app had set a new record for launch week downloads, but had not revealed the number – though one…
RT – Daily news
Far-right Britain First leader Paul Golding spared jail… but fined for his ‘intimidating’ fleece
Far-right Britain First leader Paul Golding was convicted for the second time and fined £450 for wearing illegal attire, but was spared a jail sentence of up to three months. Read Full Article at RT.com
Lifehacker
How to Mirror Android’s Notifications to Windows 10 Using Cortana
The Windows 10 Anniversary Update drops today and one of the coolest features deserves a little special attention. Now, you can mirror your Android notifications from your phone to your computer, and even control it with a few voice commands. You just need the Cortana app.Google Now is pretty sweet in…
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Giant Cardboard Building Blocks
Take the art of fort-building to epic new heights by building your little ones a custom hangout using these giant cardboard building blocks. They are easily stacked, come in various colors, and feature add-on kits that you can purchase to increase the fun. Check it out
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Giant Scrabble Game
Multiply the fun at your next game night by playing this giant Scrabble game. A massive 39 x 39 inch fold up nylon board in addition to 100 giant wooden tiles come neatly stored in a compact duffel bag that’s ideal for taking anywhere you go. Check it out $59.99
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Star Wars Finn’s Jacket
Give your Star Wars cosplay an added touch of authenticity by topping off your look with Finn’s jacket. It’s handmade from genuine leather and features accents like decorative arm stripes and wrist straps to give it a realistic appearance. Check it out $750.00
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Perfect Fitting Endless Battery Earbuds
With these perfect fitting endless battery earbuds you’ll be able to perform all kinds of physical activities without worrying about them ever falling out. They run for 3.5 hours on a full charge and provide crisp HD sound in addition to a built-in microphone for talking. Check it out $99.00
WIRED
Here’s an Idea: Hold the Olympics in Multiple Cities at Once
Hosting the Games is a financial disaster for any city. Stop spending billions hosting olympiads in individual cities and instead distribute them. The post Here’s an Idea: Hold the Olympics in Multiple Cities at Once appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
These Wool-Blend Tees Will Keep Your Outdoorsing Stink-Free
Merino wool and synthetic nylon are being blended in new ways to create technical tees that block BO and keep you cool. The post These Wool-Blend Tees Will Keep Your Outdoorsing Stink-Free appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
New Navy Tech Makes It Easy to Land on a Carrier. Yes, Easy
The “Magic Carpet” reduces pilot strain, saves money, and marks the US military’s greatest acronym yet. The post New Navy Tech Makes It Easy to Land on a Carrier. Yes, Easy appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Bet You Can’t Count All the Birds in This Insane Photo
Photographer Dale Erikson captured hundreds of waterfowl frozen in mid-flight. The post Bet You Can’t Count All the Birds in This Insane Photo appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
OpenAI Is Calling for Techie Cops to Battle Code Gone Rogue
If an artificial intelligence goes bad, who ya gonna call? The post OpenAI Is Calling for Techie Cops to Battle Code Gone Rogue appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
There Are Enough Superheroes for 3,400 Years of Movies
All told, Marvel and DC could fill cineplexes for centuries. Check out this stop-motion animation for all you need to know about their box office showdown. The post There Are Enough Superheroes for 3,400 Years of Movies appeared first on WIRED.
MakeUseOf
Make Your Digital Photos Stand Out with These 6 Unique Photo Books
Photography is a great creative hobby; there are all sorts of ways to make your photos unique and express yourself through the art. But when it comes to printing, pretty much everyone does the same thing. You can get prints and frame them or put them in an album, or you can get pre-printed photo books…
Reason.com Full Feed
Homeschoolers Aren’t Waiting on Politicians’ Promises of School Choice: New at Reason
More than 2.3 million children will be homeschooled this year. J.D. Tuccille writes: My son is part of the surge in the number of children learning at home. The reason for our choice is ably captured in a point made by John Taylor Gatto, a former New York State Teacher of the Year who became a…
Mashable
Who interviews best? The 10 top-ranked companies of 2016
No one enjoys job interviews, but some are less painful than others.  Employment review site Glassdoor has announced the winners of its Candidates’ Choice Awards, including the Best Places to Interview in 2016.  “The candidate experience is a crucial part of the employment process,” said Carmel Galvin,…
Macworld
How to restore deleted files in OS X
Vanessa Monique Smith wonders about deleted files: Without using additional software, can I find files I have deleted on Mac OS X El Capitan? This is a rich question, because there are so many possibilities. Apple doesn’t include an “undelete” tool as such, but it has a lot of ways to back out…
Scientific American Content: Global
Trampoline Parks Tied to Jump in Emergency Room Visits
Sprains and fractures were the most common injuries — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Phys.org: Physics News
Microscope becomes gauge to measure forces within crystals
All materials found in nature – even the most “perfect” diamond – contain defects, since the atoms inside them are never arranged in perfect order.
Phys.org: Physics News
Speaking the language of microstructures
Researchers are developing a common language that can be used by computer software tools to describe materials at their smallest scale, with the ultimate aim of designing faster and better materials for our everyday lives.
RT – Daily news
Coup attempt cost Turkish economy $100bn – Trade Minister
The failed bid to overthrow the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has cost Turkey $100 billion (300 billion lira), according to Customs and Trade Minister Bulent Tufenkci. Read Full Article at RT.com
ArchDaily
Amazing Robotically Fabricated Mesh Revolutionizes How Concrete is Formed and Reinforced
Since 2015, Gramazio Kohler Research has been in the process of developing “Mesh Mould Metal,” a project that studies the unification of concrete reinforcement and formwork into a single, robotically fabricated material system. The project is based on their first phase of…
MakeUseOf
Awesome Savings on Laptops, Storage, and Office Equipment [UK]
It may feel like the summer holidays have only just begun, but that doesn’t mean this isn’t a great time to start thinking about cashing in on some Back To School deals, with money off Chromebooks, Laptops, Storage, and Office equipment. Lenovo N22 11.6″ Chromebook (Black) You may not have tried a Chromebook…
Gadget Review
Grand Theft Auto Online: Cunning Stunts DLC
Grand Theft Auto Online: Cunning Stunts DLC Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site Grand Theft Auto Online is massively growing multiplayer mode for world famous Grand Theft Auto 5. It now has over 2 dozen, free, DLCs for all, including current and new users. These DLCs have grown to include robust contraband…
Lifehacker
How to Turn Your Side Gig Into a Full-Time Job, From a Professional Cosplayer
Taking the skills you have in your hobbies and turning them into a profession is no easy task. Some may be happy simply to express themselves for fun and earn a little spare cash, but if you want to take your skills to the next level, the world of cosplay has some helpful tips.One of the helmets made…
Architizer
Reflectors
Presenting the Reflector line of panels featuring real wood veneer with core options including our signature ColorMatchSMcore made from 100-percent-recycled wood fiber, environmentally friendly without any formaldehyde or urea formaldehyde added and very low VOC finish. FEATURES Appearance and…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Slick electric hydrofoil looks to rise above range anxiety
Many of the electric boats we’ve covered fall into two broad categories: modestly powered vessels limited to floating around at low speeds (some even have names like “Picnic” and “Joyboat”) and fancy speedboats with serious electric muscle … and the serious price to match. Dutch startup Edorado…
TG Daily
Buying Or Leasing A Car – Factors That Can Help You Choose An Appropriate Option
Most people often face the harrowing task of deciding between purchasing and leasing a car. Both the options may have their own set of advantages and disadvantages, which makes it even more difficult to select one option amongst the two. Buying or leasing a new car Leasing implies the agreement to use…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Mother trees recognize kin and send them “messages of wisdom”
Related: Researchers believe trees may have their own living Internet Via Treehugger Images via Pixabay (1,2)
The Next Web
Back to the future: Why Virtual Reality is nothing new
Few things have the power to catapult you back in time quite as quickly as the stuff you played with as a child, so when I accidentally wandered into San Francisco’s Musée Mécanique with my husband, it instantly felt like home. Just a really weird version of it. The place was crammed with hundreds of…
New Scientist – Online news
High Court backs campaign to fund preventative AIDS drug on NHS
A leading AIDS charity has won a High Court battle over whether a preventative treatment for HIV which charities say is a “game-changer” can legally be funded by the NHS
New Scientist – Online news
Mathematicians finally starting to understand epic ABC proof
A theory developed by mathematician Shinichi Mochizuki has baffled his peers for nearly four years, but now a glimmer of understanding hints at the deep nature of numbers
9to5Mac
Venmo closes flaw that allowed anyone to use Siri on a locked iPhone to empty your account [Video]
A vulnerability in the iOS money-transfer app Venmo allowed anyone who managed to get access to a locked iPhone for as little as two minutes to empty the account, stealing as much as the weekly limit of $2999.99. TNW reports that the flaw was discovered by a SalesForce security engineer Martin Vigo,…
FiveThirtyEight
You Could Skip Your Colonoscopy If You’re Willing To Collect Your Poop
Most Americans hear “colorectal cancer screening” and think “colonoscopy” — the unpleasant cleanse, the snakelike scope, the wobbly ride home. It’s a process that’s undeniably inconvenient, yet one we’re told is unquestionably necessary.That’s a shame. Because although colonoscopy certainly has its advantages,…
FiveThirtyEight
Significant Digits For Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. 3 batarangsNumber of batarangs — the signature boomerang used by Batman, who is probably not a real person — confiscated last week from a flier’s carry-on baggage by the Transportation Security Administration…
Scientific American Content: Global
Passwords Are on the Way Out, and It’s about Time
They’re on the way out, and it’s about time — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Gear Patrol
Should You Save Your Tech Gadgets?
Consulting with Computer History Museum curator Chris Garcia. …Read More »
RT – Daily news
25 Nazi Waffen-SS veterans found living freely in Britain
Veterans of Nazi Germany’s infamous Waffen-SS have been discovered living in Britain 70 years after the end of WWII. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
Obesity doesn’t cause heart attacks or early death, scientists say after comparing twins
Obesity has long been associated with cardiac problems, but a new study of twins suggests that an extra belly bulge may not actually increase a person’s risk of heart attack or early death. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
Terrorism fears prompt private security boom in Germany
The recent terror attacks in Germany have boosted a demand for private security, Die Welt reports. Read Full Article at RT.com
Fast Company
8 Steps To Push Past Your Limits When You Think You’ve Hit Them
We’re all excellent storytellers, especially when it comes to spinning a tale about why we failed. Here’s how to stop doing that.Sometimes, when it comes to achievement, our biggest enemy is ourselves.Read Full Story
Fast Company
The Elio Autocycle Is The Super-Efficient Car Of The Future: Just Don’t Try To Drive It
It costs less than $10,000. It’s made entirely in America. It could change how we move around. But right now, sadly, it doesn’t do much at all to make you want to take it for a spin.Elio Motors has been working on its three-wheeled car-cum-motorcycle (“autocycle”) since 2009. It plans finally to go into…
Fast Company
Target’s Tech For Tots Aisle: Sure To Be A Guilty Parenting Hotspot
The Connected Nursery section at 450 stores will sell devices—including a $99 rubber ducky—aimed at making life easier for parents.The under-slept, overworked parents of small children are often happy to empty their wallets for any product that promises to make life a bit more manageable. And what better…
Fast Company
An Exclusive Look At Airbnb’s First Foray Into Urban Planning
Airbnb announces a brand-new innovation lab called Samara, whose first project is a novel community center in Japan.Two years ago, the founders of Airbnb were asking themselves what the company could become, now that its vision of becoming the world’s largest home-share community had come true beyond…
Fast Company
These Are The 50 Best Places To Interview For A Job This Year
The best places to interview are probably not the companies you associate with the best employee experiences.If you think the best places to work are also the best places to interview at, you’re sorely mistaken.Read Full Story
Latest Items from TreeHugger
How a solar-powered ELF is made
Discovery Canada visits our favorite solar-pedal hybrid maker in Durham.
Gizmodo
Truck Yeah It’s Time To Call Bullshit On The Biggest Cover-Up In All Of Pickup Trucks | Lifehacker H
Truck Yeah It’s Time To Call Bullshit On The Biggest Cover-Up In All Of Pickup Trucks | Lifehacker How to Mirror Android’s Notifications to Windows 10 Using Cortana | Kotaku Niantic Explains Pokémon Go Changes | io9 The Best Reveal in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Is the One About the Hogwarts…
BBC News – World
Serbia and Croatia in war of words over assassin statue
A monument to the Croatian nationalist and convicted killer Miro Baresic sparks anger in Serbia.
BBC News – World
Himmler diaries found in Russia reveal daily Nazi horrors
Chilling details emerge about the daily life of Heinrich Himmler, the Nazi SS chief who sent millions of Jews to their deaths in the Holocaust.
RT – Daily news
Crude oil slips below $40 for first time since April
Price for US crude fell below the psychologically important level of $40 a barrel in early trading on Tuesday. Analysts warn oversupply could lead to a further $5 drop in the oil price. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
Chechen leader dismisses ISIS ‘Russia jihad’ video as hollow threat, hints at Western involvement
Ramzan Kadyrov has said members of the Islamic State terrorist group are not capable of carrying out their threat of a jihad on Russia made in a recent video, adding he suspected that Western special services had a role in making the footage. Read Full Article at RT.com
Deals
Buy All the Things From J.Crew Factory Because It’s Up to 60% Off Everything
Usually, it’s cause to celebrate when J.Crew Factory has extra discounts on their clearance, but right now it’s up to 60% off everything (seriously, everything), which you shouldn’t pass up. Plus, if you head over to their featured looks section and find something you like, use the code ILIKEIT and get…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Team develops semi-transparent solar cells with thermal mirror capability
Modern architects prefer to build exteriors designed with glass mainly from artistic or cost perspectives. Scientists, however, go one step further and see opportunities from its potential ability to harness solar energy. Researchers have thus explored ways to make solar cells transparent or semi-transparent…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Creating 3-D objects from inextensible sheet materials
Researchers have developed an algorithm for creating complex objects by cutting holes in sheets of inextensible, but flexible materials such as metal, plastic and leather. It has potential applications in many areas, including microengineering, bioengineering, fashion and architecture.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Buried oxygen rose to the occasion as Earth’s early atmosphere formed
Oxygen buried deep underground in minerals may have prompted the churning of Earth’s rocky mantle billions of years ago and helped transform the planet’s early atmosphere, according to a new study.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Male bees fight back against STDs
Scientists at The University of Western Australia are a step closer to protecting honey bees from a widespread disease that causes dysentery and weakens hives considerably.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Can we predict who will turn to crime?
Is it possible to predict whether someone will commit a crime some time in the future? It sounds like an idea from the 2002 science-fiction movie Minority Report.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Engineering student designs revolutionary energy storage solution
A Lancaster engineering undergraduate has invented a new storage solution that could provide the missing-link needed for a renewable energy revolution.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Are you ready for the jobs of the future?
The flow of reports about the impact of automation, mostly dire, continues. The latest is from StartupAUS, Australia’s national startup advocacy group.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Scientists report mass die-off of invertebrates at East Flower Garden Bank in Gulf of Mexico
On Monday, sport divers on the M/V Fling, diving in the Gulf of Mexico 100 miles offshore of Texas and Louisiana, were stunned to find green, hazy water, huge patches of ugly white mats coating corals and sponges, and dead animals littering the bottom on the East Flower Garden Bank, a reef normally filled…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Largest Indonesian fires linked to El Nino events
(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with NASA, several other U.S. institutions and one from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam has found that large increases in Indonesian fire activity and the resulting smoke pollution that occur some years can be linked to El Niño events. In their paper published in Proceedings…
The Next Web
This trip through space is an amazing reminder of how small we are
Are you getting bored of this planet already? I think I am. While there’s a vast amount of space yet to be explored, it’s easy to forget how much we’ve already learned. This video gives us a great, but brief look at everything we’ve learned about space thus far. The original from 2011 received 13 million…
Scientific American Content: Global
Can a “Triple Package” of Personality Traits Explain Success?
The “Tiger Mother” thesis is refuted by science — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
TG Daily
Pokemon Go enters US Politics
Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are making efforts to use the app to lure voters to the elections.
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Barclays swaps passwords for voice IDs for telephone banking
Just as fingerprint sensors have made smartphones more useful and secure, voice-authentication tech is making the dreaded call to customer services that bit more convenient. Following TalkTalk and fellow bank HSBC’s example, Barclays has also introduced voice identification to its telephone banking service…
Mashable
Comcast faces $100 million lawsuit over ‘near-worthless’ protection plans
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Monday filed a $100 million lawsuit against Comcast, saying the cable and internet giant deceived customers into paying tens of millions of dollars in fees for a “near-worthless” service protection plan. Ferguson, who filed the lawsuit in King County…
Geek.com
NASA’s mission to visit asteroid that may hit Earth launches September
All systems are go for NASA to launch a first-of-its-kind mission next month. The OSIRIS-REx probe will lift off on September 8 on its way to study the asteroid Bennu, an object that […]
Lifehacker
Follow the Five Year Rule for Investing to Protect Your Cash
The stock market may have a steady return over time, but in the short-term, it’s less predictable. For this reason, experts recommend the “five year rule,” which basically means if you need cash within the next five years, you shouldn’t invest it.We’ve touched on this rule in our post on where to park…
Lifehacker
Go From Sitting to Standing to Sitting Again With These Discounted Desk Risers
FlexiSpot 35″ Standing Desk, $370 | Lorel 30″ Sanding Desk, $190So you want to try a standing desk, but you’re not ready to commit to it for eight hours a day…what do you do? You buy one of these discounted monitor risers for all-time low prices. http://lifehacker.com/5881393/one-ye…These risers arrives…
Latest news
If cloud privacy risks turned you off Google’s Nest, MIT may have a better answer
MIT says a new system can accurately tell how much energy each home device is using without needing to process the data in the cloud.
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Workstation vs Gaming vs Desktop: Which PC is for you?
From the onset, let’s be clear about the definitions.A desktop PC or personal computer is usually powered by an x86 (either Intel or AMD) processor, runs Microsoft’s Windows operating system, is connected to a monitor and the mains and is usually fixed. Yes, there are a myriad of other combinations (ARM-based…
Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
‘Stranger Things’ Flipbook Animation Takes The ’80s Vibe Too Far [Video]
If you haven’t watched Stranger Things on Netflix, you need to remedy that immediately. This is especially true if you were around during the ’80s, which was arguably the most enjoyable decade in movie history. The show is steeped in Steven Spielberg-style nostalgia, but this adorable flipbook animation…
The Gadget Flow
The T2 Timepiece – For The Modern Time Traveler
Dual time zone watches tend to be very busy, featuring embellishments that clutter the dial. The team behind the T2 timepiece has paired down the T2’s features to just the essentials-stripping away superfluous dial markers, additional hands, and text/logos-giving the watch a modern, minimalist look that’s…
The Gadget Flow
The MSTR KEY 20-in-1 Multi-Tool Keytool
With 20 practical functions, this beautifully crafted key-sized, key-shaped, MSTR Key 20-in-1 multitool enhances your everyday carry without adding bulk. The team has ensured to create every design detail with maximum efficiency and functionality. The features you get from this keytool are a flat head…
The Gadget Flow
SOP – Soap Drainer Made From Recycled Shower Gel Containers
The team behind SOP wanted to reduce container waste from the use of shower gel because they require a large number of resources for their manufacturing and at the end of their short lifespan they pollute our environment. Their proposal to solve this problem comes in the form of SOP, an eco-friendly…
The Gadget Flow
iKON Tracker – The Ultimate Tracking and SELFIE Taking Device
iKON Tracker is the smartest and most versatile tracker that helps people watch over their most valuable items no matter how big or small. iKON also serves as a remote button for taking smartphone selfies from a distance. Geo-fencing allows you to receive alerts when your items get too far away from…
The Gadget Flow
OSO Boxed Mattress With Customized Comfort Options
Introducing the innovative mattress from OSO. It arrives with free shipping in a surprisingly small box. The bed is designed with patented Dream Cell technology to give you a soft as well as a firm option within the same mattress. Choose your favorite, and rotate the bed 180 degrees to switch between…
The Gadget Flow
MOH Original Buckyballs Magnet Balls Puzzles
Buckyballs are composed of 216 strong neodymium magnet beads that make a great stress desktop relief toy already famous around the world. Due to the mutual attraction between the mini magnet poles, Buckyballs small magnets cube can be combined into any geometric configuration. Your creation can control Buckyballs building…
The Gadget Flow
HELLO – The Most Advanced Video Communication Device
HELLO transforms any TV into the ultimate cross-platform communication device. HELLO easily connects to any television and provides an all-in-one, voice-controlled smart home or office device for video conferencing, wireless screen sharing, live broadcasting, security surveillance with motion detection…
Archinect – News
New Ludgate and LAGI Glasgow’s “Wind Forest“ are among this week’s winners
At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on the newly redesigned Bustler from the previous week that are worth checking out. Check out recap #119 for the week of July 25-29, 2016.A closer look at…
Mashable
Professional gamers are as done with ‘Pokémon Go’ as you are
Mashable met up with some esports professionals to get their thoughts on the current craze in gaming, Pokémon Go.  While it may be popular at the office, we found out it’s not necessarily a hit for the professional gaming community.  Read more…More about Mashable Video, Standalone Featured, Esports,…
GearCulture
Lujo Hammock
Handcrafted by Kiwis — the people, not the birds — the luxurious Lujo Hammock affords some seriously comfortable backyard lounging without having to find a pair of trees placed just the right distance apart. The ultimate in reclining relaxation, these incredibly crafted pieces incorporate the renowned…
Macworld
Drift Compass review: Inexpensive, wearable camera for everyday life underwhelms
Remember Google Glass? Once hailed as the future of wearables, the device soon found itself under scrutiny from critics and a paranoid public alike who feared body-mounted cameras would be an unwelcome invasion of privacy. (Imagine that!)Although that grand experiment wrapped up last year, manufacturers…
RT – Daily news
Food group apologizes for using dead comedian’s joke to sell product
A New Zealand food group has apologized after using a joke from deceased comedian Mitch Hedberg to sell a product. One of Hedberg’s most famous lines will be removed from a rice pudding package that credited it to ‘Aunt Betty’, the brand’s namesake. Read Full Article at RT.com
Man of Many
Amazon Finds – August 2016: Brown Leather
Some people get bored and go sailing. Others binge-watch their favourite show on Netflix. We here at Man of Many browse sites like Amazon for the latest in gear and style. It might sound a little tedious, but how else can we bring you our “Amazon Finds” on a monthly basis? Let us do the heavy clicking…
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Brazilian Cows Are Killing Endangered Birds—But ‘Bird-Safe’ Beef Could Help
We’ve all heard of grass-fed beef, but here’s a new twist: beef that doesn’t trample the habitats or nests of grassland birds.This innovative idea comes out of Brazil, where a network of conservation organizations have teamed up with the Carrefour supermarket chain to test-market all-natural beef that…
Physics News
Glowforge raises $22 million to popularize its 3-D laser printers, catalog of materials
 Of all the ways to make a 3-dimensional object, 3-D printing is still the freshest, whether what’s involved is plastic extrusion, milling away wood or metal, or the spinning of cells …
Physics News
Proton pinball on the catalyst
Thanks to a reaction that resembles a sort of proton pinball game, a thin layer of moisture on the surface of a catalysts can improve the efficiency of fuel cells, devices used to transform …
Lifehacker
A Full-Body Workout You Can Do In Your Office Chair
Even if work piles up in the office, you don’t have to completely shove aside taking care of your fitness. This quick workout from DAREBEE can help keep your exercising momentum, or at the very least, offer a nice breather from a stressful day of work. All you need is an office chair.Most of the suggested…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
The first crocodile ancestors
Did you know that birds and crocodiles are practically cousins? Around 230 million years ago, you wouldn’t have been able to tell the difference between the two different lineages. This is because birds and crocodilians (which includes alligators, caiman, and gharials) are part of a much larger group…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
New methods revealing formation history of the Hangay Dome in Mongolia
The Hangay Dome is a mountain range in Mongolia that is interesting for several reasons – among them its unique look. The range contains numerous summit plateaus, which make it look as though someone took a gigantic belt sander to the tops of mountains and filed them flat. The Hangay fascinates geologists…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Tunable and mechanically robust ferroelectric ionic plastic crystals
(Phys.org)—New research by a group from Hokkaido University in Japan has shown that the plastic ionic crystal, quinuclidinium perrhenate, has ferroelectric properties and can serve as a model for finding new plastic ionic crystals that demonstrate ferroelectricity with directional tunability. Their work…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Video gamers turn to science for virtual edge
For some people, video gaming is an activity relegated to the weekends and that all too rare spare time.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Scientists describe a new transmission path of a tropical disease
Lesions on arms and legs, deformed faces – yaws is a tropical disease that infects the skin, bones and cartilage. It is caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum subspecies pertenue. Mostly children in remote tropical areas of Africa, Southeast Asia and the Pacific are infected. Until recently it was…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
What’s in a name? Tracing the origins of orangutan scientific names
A team of scientists have undertaken detective work to trace the origin of the first orangutan specimen to be scientifically named Pongo pygmaeus. By tracing the history of the specimen as accurately as they can, the team have established Banjarmasin, in the Indonesian part of Borneo, as the most likely…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
How silicon protects against the toxicity of aluminium
Aluminium is arguably the planet’s most significant ecotoxin. It is certainly its most abundant being the third most abundant element in the Earth’s crust. Life on Earth as we know it today exists in spite of aluminium and because through evolutionary time silicon protected all living things from the…
Mashable
Kanye West is now teasing a joint album with Drake
For the second time this summer, Kanye West has crashed Drake’s stage to play tracks off of his controversial album The Life of Pablo and has, in true ‘Ye fashion, continued to drop some gems of knowledge.  This time, West teased a collaborative album with Drizzy last night, from the OVO Fest stage…
TechCrunch
Shoppable raises $3.5M to build a universal shopping cart — and help publishers make money
 E-commerce startup Shoppable is announcing that it has raised $3.5 million in Series A funding. The New York City-based startup offers several products that allow publishers and consumers to take advantage of what founder and CEO Heather Marie calls “shoppable moments” — those times when you read about…
Reason.com Full Feed
Begun the War Between Jedis and Atheists Has, in Australia
“Australia,” a country in a galaxy far, far away from America, has been experiencing a remarkable growth in the number of residents who say they adhere to the “Jedi” religion of Star Wars. In the 2006 census, 58,000 people claimed to practice it, and that number jumped to more than 64,000 five years…
Reason.com Full Feed
A.M. Links: Clinton vs. Trump vs. Johnson, Zika in Florida, Stein Names Running Mate
New poll: Hillary Clinton 42 percent, Donald Trump 38 percent, Gary Johnson 9 percent. According to Donald Trump, the 2016 election is “rigged” in favor of Hillary Clinton. Julian Assange says that Wikileaks has “a lot” of material related to Hillary Clinton and it will be released “in different…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Pope Francis appoints panel to study ordaining women as deacons
Pope Francis on Tuesday appointed a special commission to examine the role of female deacons in the Church, in a potentially historic opening on the possibility of women joining the clergy.
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
CDC issues historic Zika virus warning for northern Miami
Fourteen cases of Zika virus have been reported in the Miami area, leading Center for Disease Control (CDC) officials to issue a health alert http://www.cdc.gov/zika/intheus/florida-update.html for pregnant women and their partners living and traveling in that area of Florida. Although the mosquito-borne…
The Wirecutter
The Chromebook We’d Like to Recommend (But Doesn’t Exist)
Dear laptop manufacturers: I’m going to tell you how to make the perfect Chromebook. Please make it, so I can recommend it to our readers. It’s not hard—in fact, it’s been done before. By Toshiba, a company that was forced to leave the consumer PC market in the United States (though for reasons bigger…
Gizmodo
This LittleBits Kit Lets Kids Boobytrap Their Room
No one’s more invested in protecting their privacy than kids and teens who don’t want siblings or parents snooping around their bedrooms. So littleBits new “Rule Your Room Kit” includes eight different touch-activated gadgets that kids can build themselves, without requiring an electrical engineering…
RT – Daily news
Meet the Russians: Can you pass this test for would-be migrants to Russia?
To get a residence permit, foreigners must pass a test assessing their Russian grammar skills as well as their knowledge of the country’s history and legislation. See if you can pass by answering just some of the questions. We’ve even made it easy for you by excluding linguistics. Read Full Article…
Architecture Lab
Open Call: International Earth Sculpture Symposium
What would happen if you bring together creative persons from different cultures to interact and create works with earth? The post Open Call: International Earth Sculpture Symposium appeared first on Architecture Lab.
VentureBeat
Why 2017 will be the year of custom programmatic
SPONSORED: This sponsored post is produced by myThings. Over the past decade, programmatic advertising has enjoyed phenomenal growth, evolving along a rapidly compressed timeline. Today buoyed further by mobile, it represents more than two-thirds of all digital display ad spending in the US. Unfortunately,…
VentureBeat
Mobile expected to be the first screen for Rio 2016 Summer Olympics
Mobile phones and tablets are expected to become the “first screen” that people use to view live coverage of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics, according to a survey of U.S. users by multiscreen service platform Phunware. The switch from prerecorded television to mobile reflects a desire for more Olympic…
The Next Web
Get the Extra-Long iOS and Android Charging Cable at a 2-for-1 price
Apple products are fantastic, but their cables have yet to catch up with the demands of their users. Often fraying and falling apart after a few months’ use, they can be frustratingly limited in functionality. Finally, a reliable charging cable is available and conveniently works with both iOS and Android…
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ICYMI: Some robots independently sing, others help babies
Today on In Case You Missed It: A new neural network robot in Japan can independently sing and move whenever it wants to. Researchers developed a robotic onesie for babies who may have cerebral palsy that helps make motor skills connections in th…
RT – Daily news
‘Inhumane’: Backlash over possible ban on Russian Paralympic team
The Russian team could be banned from the Rio Paralympic Games, with the International Paralympic Committee set to make a decision in the coming days. The step came as “a complete surprise” and “shock,” the head of the Russian Paralympic Committee told RT. Read Full Article at RT.com
WIRED
The Physics Behind a Madman’s Parachute-Free Skydive Into a Giant Net
In this stunt, Luke Aikins jumps from a plane and lands in a net without using a parachute. Here are some physics questions and answers. The post The Physics Behind a Madman’s Parachute-Free Skydive Into a Giant Net appeared first on WIRED.
designboom | architecture & design magazine
duncan shotton’s soy shape dipping dishes turn into 3-dimensional forms when filled
these ceramic dishes made in japan take your sushi eating experience to the next dimension. The post duncan shotton’s soy shape dipping dishes turn into 3-dimensional forms when filled appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
New chemical-free desalination tech helps bring water surplus to Israel
Between 1998 and 2012, the Eastern Mediterranean region suffered through the worst drought in at least 900 years. This drought contributed to the rapid rise of the Arab Spring and fueled civil war in Syria.
Newswise: SciNews
UF/IFAS Study: Sweet Potato Crop Shows Promise as Feed and Fuel
As some Florida growers try to find new crops and the demand for biofuel stock increases globally, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers have found that sweet potato vines, usually thrown out during harvest, can serve well as livestock feed while the roots are…
TechSpot
No “one size fits all” solution: IoT strategies going vertical
A nearly existential search for meaning and direction is hitting the tech industry and its major players in a way that they’ve never truly experienced before. Why? It’s a combination of factors including market maturity, flattened growth in key categories, and the lack of a clear picture about where…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Pokemon Go a campaign weapon for presidential candidates
The global phenomenon Pokemon Go has made its way onto the US presidential campaign trail with the staff of both major candidates appealing to users of the smartphone game to catch voters.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Dutch activists sue government over air pollution
Dutch environmentalists said Tuesday they are suing the government over poor air quality, saying people’s “fundamental” rights to good health were being infringed.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Climate change in your county—plan with this new tool
Residents, communities and businesses now have easy access to climate projections, through a few easy keystrokes, for every county in the contiguous United States.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Snapping up cheap spy tools, nations ‘monitoring everyone’
Governments known to stifle dissent with imprisonment and beatings or otherwise abuse their power are buying cheap, off-the-shelf surveillance software that can monitor the phone conversations and track the movements of thousands of their citizens, an Associated Press investigation has found.
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Lights in the sky—meteors, reentry, or E.T.?
It happens a few times every year. Last week, we poured our morning coffee, powered up our laptop and phone, and prepared to engage the day.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Mobile scan and pay technology could promote supermarket theft, study suggests
Allowing customers to scan products and pay for them using their own mobile phones or iPads is becoming an increasingly common sight in retail outlets.
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Logitech Z623 THX-Certified 2.1ch Computer Speaker System $99.99
Logitech Z623 THX-Certified 2.1ch Computer Speaker System $99.99
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Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville propose Manchester skyscrapers designed by Make
Former footballers Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs have teamed up with architects office Make to design a luxury shopping and hotel complex on the site of a 1950s synagogue in Manchester. (more…)
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Black Mamba: An EV with serious venom
Silex Power has announced the Valene Black Mamba, a three-wheel electric vehicle aiming to combine the thrill of high-performance motorbikes with some of the perks of automobile-driving: a degree of safety and comfort among them. Be in no doubt though, this is a machine designed to put serious…
RT – Daily news
Anti-terrorism cops on permanent standby in preparation for UK attacks
UK counter-terrorism cops are going on permanent standby amid fears of a Europe-style assault on targets across Britain. Read Full Article at RT.com
Architizer
Rendering to Reality: Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s “Cascading Campus” Takes Medical Education to New Heights
The Columbia University Medical Center’s new state-of-the-art medical and graduate education building — the Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center — now looms large over the neighborhood. The 14-story glass and concrete tower, located in Washington Heights in Northern Manhattan, was designed…
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Noncommutative Geometry and Applications to Quantum Physics
School: 21 Dec 2017 – 22 Dec 2017, Quy Nhon, Bình Định Province, Viet Nam. Organized by Thanh Duc Dinh, Thierry Masson, Roland Triay, Jean Tran Thanh Van, Thi Thanh Tam Lam.
Lifehacker
Use Your Toaster to Cook Sweet Potatoes Faster
I absolutely love sweet potatoes (and yams) but I’m not a huge fan of waiting the hour or so it takes to cook them in the (very hot) oven. To cut down on this interminable wait, slice them and pop ‘em in your toaster.I will be honest, I initially reacted poorly to this idea, as it was framed as “the…
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Littlebits launches kids version of DIY smarthome kit
There’s no shortage of smarthome products these days, but for those who prefer to make their own, LittleBits launched a DIY kit back in 2014.  The company has today launched a $100 version aimed at kids, with components that snap together magnetically. more…Filed under: Apple
Geek.com
11 places to ride out the end of the world
If it’s the end of the world as we know, here’s where you’ll feel fine.
SlashGear
Pokemon GO developer Niantic breaks silence, issues statement on recent problems
If you haven’t heard yet, it’s been a turbulent few days for Niantic Labs, developer of the wildly popular Pokemon GO. On top of slowing launches in new regions, Niantic has also remained silent on when it intends to fix the “three step glitch,” which has broken the game’s tracking feature and left players…
RT – Daily news
Baltimore police kill black mother Korryn Gaines, 5yo also shot (VIDEOS)
Baltimore police fatally shot 23-year-old mother Korryn Gaines in her home after a standoff that lasted hours. A five-year-old was also shot in the incident. Read Full Article at RT.com
TechCrunch
Apptimize pulls in $12.4 million to help companies deploy apps faster
 Apptimize, a company that helps businesses optimize, test and rapidly iterate on their mobile apps, has just raised $12.4 million in a new round of Series B funding. Investor interest was strong due to the client list Apptimize has lined up, which includes notable names like Hotel Tonight, Trulia, Vevo,…
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Devialet Gold Phantom
Implosive sound is within your reach with the Devialet Gold Phantom. The most powerful connected speaker, the Gold Phantom delivers 4500W of power, 108 dB of physical impact–the sound level of a live rock concert. Devialet’s ADH Intelligence technology combines the sophistication of Analog amplification…
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A Multifunctional Trolley Table
Based in the Republic of South Korea, design studio dialoguemethod designed a multifunctional cart for MUNITO made from only eco-friendly board and wheels. The Sweet Trolley Table is the kind of piece that could work in most any space, like the kitchen, dining room, living room, or bedroom,…
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This 64Sqm Apartment Reimagines Space Using Partitions and Sliding Doors
Renovating a small apartment is a tricky affair that demands balance between aesthetics, ergonomics and of course space maximization. This becomes even more complicated when the apartment in question is nestled in the renowned Eixample district of Barcelona and comes with distinct chamfered corners….
Ars Technica
World’s first 8K TV broadcasts begin for Rio 2016 Olympics
The world’s first broadcast using 8K TV technology has begun on Japan’s public channel NHK. With a resolution of 7680×4320, “Super Hi-Vision” as the company calls it—don’t worry, the name won’t catch on—has about four times the detail of a 4K broadcast, or 16 times what you’re probably watching at…
Cool Material
The Sea Dart Is a Canoe/Kayak Hybrid
Using CNC technology and highly skilled craftsman, Escobedo out of Buda, Texas, has created a canoe/kayak hybrid boat that you’re absolutely going to want to take a ride in. Dubbed the Sea Dart, this 16′ watercraft that weighs less than 55lbs is constructed with a combination of Vikings-era Lapstrake…
RT – Daily news
‘I want border police!’ Mayor of Polish border town to RT on measures to keep refugees out
A mayor of a Polish town bordering with Germany has adopted strict security measures to keep refugees away. He explained to RT his move follows fears expressed by the town’s residents after calls to share the flow of newcomers between EU member states. Read Full Article at RT.com
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reform studio designs contemporary furniture from handmade recycled material
reused plastic bags are reduced to a thread-like form, and interwoven on a traditional egyptian handloom to create the vibrant fabric that characterizes the studio’s designs. The post reform studio designs contemporary furniture from handmade recycled material appeared first on designboom | architecture…
Phys.org: Physics News
Physicists prepare to detect gravitational waves from neutron star collisions
(Phys.org)—Last February, scientists made the groundbreaking discovery of gravitational waves produced by two colliding black holes. Now researchers are expecting to detect similar gravitational wave signals in the near future from collisions involving neutron stars—for example, the merging of two neutron…
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Physicists reach lowest temperature ever recorded in solids using laser cooling
When most people think about lasers, they usually imagine them generating heat and even setting something on fire. But, for a group of scientists in The University of New Mexico’s Department of Physics & Astronomy, lasers are actually being used to reach temperatures colder than the arctic circle.
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Samsung-backed smart shoes will be available in February
Samsung’s goal with the Internet of Things is to connect literally everything, and apparently one of the first things up is your shoes. A Samsung spinoff company, called Salted Venture, announced a pair of smart golfing shoes and smart fitness sneakers back in February, and now it’s preparing to launch…
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Citizen Science takes a bite out of Natural Disasters
Photo:USFWS Collectively, your small acts lead to big results. Natural disasters, like earthquakes, tornados, and landslides, are frightening and deadly. There are small, but important, steps citizen scientists can take to help predict and respond to these occurrences.Our editors…
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Build incredible websites with the Ultimate Web Design and UX Bundle (95% off)
Coding skills continue to be a hot commodity, with certainly no shortage of jobs in the field. If a developer career appeals to you, the Ultimate Web Design & UX Bundle will help you master the essentials of interactive website design via 10 comprehensive courses. For a limited time, you can get…
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Aybat Awarded NSF Funding to Design Smart Decentralized Power Grids
Necdet Serhat Aybat has received $235,852 in funding from the National Science Foundation to design smart power grids that factor in uncertainty in energy demand and renewable energy production.
PCWorld
Goodbye, Hello: Firefox casts off its built-in video chat client this fall
Firefox’s built-in video chat component, Firefox Hello, is destined for the scrap heap. Developers of the popular browser plan to remove Hello from the browser as early as Firefox 49, which is scheduled for release in mid-September.“Our original vision in 2014 was for Firefox Hello to be a tool for sharing…
Gizmodo
Every Keyboard Shortcut You Need for Getting Around the Web
There’s a lot of stuff out there on the web, and you want to be able to get around all of it fast. You can of course make use of your mouse but there are always times when a keyboard combo is more efficient and more convenient. The ones we’ve listed here have all been tested with Google Chrome, but many…
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Get Ready For School (Or Work) With Today’s Thermos Gold Box
This Amazon Gold Box is billed as a back-to-school Thermos sale, but several items in there could appeal to adults who want to pack lunch for work.Read more…
RT – Daily news
Dozens of French towns to arm local police as mayor says non-lethal weapons not enough
The terrorist attack in Nice which killed 84 people when a truck plowed through crowds celebrating Bastille Day has prompted several French mayors to arm local police. Non-lethal weapons are incapable of stopping a “crazed attacker,” one mayor said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Microsoft Live Account Credentials Leaking From Windows 8 And Above
An anonymous reader writes: Discovered in 1997 by Aaron Spangler and never fixed, the WinNT/Win95 Automatic Authentication Vulnerability (IE Bug #4) is certainly an excellent vintage. In Windows 8 and 10, the same bug has now been found to potentially leak the user’s Microsoft Live account login and…
Lifehacker
Get Yourself a Bona Fide Logitech Gaming Mouse For Just $20
Logitech G300s, $20Name brand gaming mice don’t need to cost more than a new release game: This Logitech G300s is only $20 today, courtesy of Best Buy. Despite the low price, you still get nine programmable buttons, three onboard memory profiles, and a 2500 DPI sensor. That’s a lot of mouse for the price.http://lifehacker.com/why-i-started-…More…
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How to DJ Your Own Party
Want to be the headline DJ of your own epic house party? Follow these tips and tricks from Juicy M, a world-class Ukrainian DJ. …Read More »
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Jon Stewart’s new HBO show will be an animated parody of cable news
It’s been a little less than a year since Jon Stewart signed a four-year contract with HBO, and now we’re getting a clearer idea of what that means for viewers. His new show will be an “animated parody of a cable news network,” according to Variety. Casey Bloys, HBO’s programming president, said at a…
New Scientist – Online news
July was bad news but I’m fine – so why do I feel so terrible?
Police shootings, terror attacks, deep political division. It’s a lot to take in but Frank Swain’s situation hasn’t changed so why does it weigh so heavily?
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COMBAT UTILITY TOOL
TOPS Knives C.U.T 4.0 (Combat Utility Tool) is a new knife that?s been designed for your outdoor camp chores or self defense moves, inspired by the south east Asian karambit, seen in the slightly curved design and the big ring on its end that enables a quick easy draw from the supplied sheath…
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TIMEPIECE PRINTS
Nine37 is a small design shop, they love posters and watches, so they designed an absolutely gorgeous collection of illustrated prints based on some iconic timepieces. Printed on premium luster photo paper, the prints are 18×24 and you can choose from some of the most popular timepieces such…
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World’s most efficient electric car gets an outrageous 26,135 MPGe
One little three-wheeled car is zooming ahead to the future, with an outrageously efficient electric engine that rates a staggering 26,135 mile per gallon equivalent (MPGe). The TUfast eLi14, created by a team from Germany’s Technical University of Munich, is not only the first car in the world to achieve…
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Future farming pavilion reboots the veggie patch
Having imagined a future of drinks mixing with its Makr Shakr robotic bartenders, design studio Carlo Ratti Associati has now developed a future food experience, too. Visitors to Area del Futuro (Area of the Future) will be able to plant seeds for hydroponic cultivation and track their growth…
RT – Daily news
Wave of terror: Armed sea marshals could patrol aboard English Channel ferries
Armed sea marshals could soon patrol aboard ferries crossing the English Channel between France and Britain as authorities anticipate further terrorist attacks. Read Full Article at RT.com
Popular Science
Life On Earth May Have Arisen Unusually Early
Space Now we wait for the rest of the cosmos to catch up Scientist theorizes that life on earth popped up fairly early in the grand scheme of the cosmos…
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HP Printers, Monitors & Accessories Sale – up to 50% off + Free Sitewide Shipping
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Donald Trump sees more Republican support drift
More prominent Republicans – including a congressman – say they will not vote for Donald Trump, arguing he is unfit to serve as president.
Physics News
Single photon simultaneously excites two atoms
Process could be used as a qubit in future quantum-information processes
Physics News
Showing people slow motion video of crime found to distort perceived intent
TechCrunch
MikMak mobile video shopping platform raises $3.2M seed led by VaynerMedia
 MikMak, the service that creates and distributes short-form “mini-mercials” so users can shop via video, has today announced the close of a $3.2 million seed round, led by VaynerMedia, with participation from SLOW Ventures, UTA Ventures, BRaVe Ventures and MX Investments. As part of the round, Gary…
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Stock Up On Cheap Lightning Cables, Including 6′ Models
You can never have enough Lightning cables, and we’ve spotted two different options on sale today, including a 6.6′ model for just $7.Read more…
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Beastgrip Turns Your Smartphone Into a Professional Camera Rig
There are plenty of external smartphone lens kits out there, but none of them give you the professional functionality you’ll get from Beastgrip. The “world’s first universal lens adapter and rig system for all smartphones” uses a completely modular design with removable lens mount assembly and handle…
Gizmodo
Astronomers Have Discovered the Most Desolate Place in the Milky Way
An international team of astronomers has discovered a huge expanse of space near the center of the Milky Way that’s devoid of young stars. This stellar desert extends for 8,000 light-years from the galactic core—and it hasn’t produced new stars for hundreds of millions of years. Read more…
RT – Daily news
Turkey will walk from refugee deal if EU fails to grant visa-free travel – Erdogan
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Ankara will not go ahead with the landmark migrant deal made with the EU in March if the bloc fails to grant visa-free travel to Turkish citizens. Read Full Article at RT.com
Popular Science
Watch The Trailer For Ron Howard’s ‘Mars’
Entertainment The sci-fi documentary-drama looks awesome Ron Howard is taking us to Mars with a new National Geographic Channel Miniseries that blends fact and fiction. And the preview looks awesome. This mash-up of…
Popular Science
Partner Post: Galaxyz And Popular Science Are Teaming Up!
Technology See science news videos narrated by Blue Apprentice characters and play the game We hope that together, our new partnership will be able to further to inspire and educate young people interested in science, tech, engineering, math, or any of the…
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“The 3rd Party Candidate”: Coming “Docu-Series” on Gary Johnson’s 2016 Run
Filmmakers James Greenwood and Alec Asten have been following Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson around for weeks as the former two-term governor of New Mexico battles to increase his visibility and vote total over his results in 2012. Greenwood and Asten’s goal is to create what…
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Louisiana’s Licensing Laws Nearly Destroyed This Woman’s Eyebrow Threading Business. Now She’s Fighting Back.
When Lata Jagtiani talks about how the government tossed her out of business, you can almost see her shaking her head in a mix of confusion and frustration. “I don’t understand. I was making money, my customers were happy, my employees were happy,” she says. “We weren’t doing anything wrong.” But…
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Donald Trump Has No Respect for the Democratic Process
It has been clear for years that Donald Trump looks up to authoritarian governments and political leaders, and in particular that he respects them specifically for their use of force and violence, and their rejection of the central tenets of the democratic process. In 1989, for example, Trump told…
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Give Your Eyes a Break With a $10 HDTV Bias Light
The proliferation of inexpensive HDTV bias lights has been the only good thing to happen in 2016, but even by our standards, $10 is cheap.Read more…
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Minimalist Bachelor’s Pad In Moody Colors
Igor Sirotov, of Sirotov Architects, designed this 76-square-meter apartment in Kiev for a young man wanting a modern space. Focusing on dark, moody colors and warm woods, the interior has a classy and sophisticated look while remaining comfortable and inviting. The sleek kitchen hides away the details…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Tweets better than Google Trends at forecasting TV program ratings
How well does the emotional and instantaneous content in tweets perform relative to the more deliberate searches recorded in Google Trends in forecasting future TV ratings? In a massive big data analysis using data from Twitter, Google Trends and other widely used websites for entertainment information,…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
NASA looks at historic flooding from slow-moving Maryland storms
NASA analyzed rainfall data from slow-moving storms that triggered flash floods over parts of central Maryland and caused devastating flooding in historic Ellicott City, Maryland.
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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…
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Find Out Why Jumper Overnighter Is The Ultimate Travel Bag
Frequent traveler? You’ve probably spent way too much time searching for the best luggage on the market right now. Well, we’ve got some good news for you. … Read More
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HELLO Is A Kinect-Like Device Which’ll Change The Way You Chat
As the 21st century continues marching forward, one thing is becoming increasingly apparent: people are not staying where they were born. Sure you, your brother, sister, or … Read More
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Thunder Drive Is The Easiest Way To Add An SSD
“Make any computer faster”, that’s the promise behind the Thunder Drive? But does it deliver? You betcha! Unlike other devices which claim to do the same thing, … Read More
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End Distraction With SoundSense And Feel The World Around You
We’re not with Apple. At inStash, we simply love our earbuds way too much to ever agree with a massive multi-national that they’re not necessary. Oh earbuds… Read More
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WOOLF Is A Wearable Device For Bikers Which’ll End Speeding Tickets
Let’s be honest, you got a hog so you can drive real fast and swerve in and out of traffic. After all, there’s little on this planet … Read More
Geek.com
FBI technician passed secrets to China in return for cash and prostitutes
The FBI, as with all government departments, has to be very careful about who it employs. Different governments around the world would love to have someone on the inside feeding them information regularly, […]
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Paris clears makeshift memorial for victims of French terror attacks
Paris officials have begun clearing away the flowers and candles left at the iconic statue at Place de la République, which became the focal point of impromptu public commemorations following a spate of terrorist attacks on French soil.
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Encryption’s quantum leap: The race to stop the hackers of tomorrow
Quantum computers could tear through the encryption used today, so researchers are looking at building new quantum-proof cryptography.
WIRED
America’s Electronic Voting Machines Are Scarily Easy Targets
They are old, buggy, and insecure. If someone wanted to mess with the US election, these machines would be an easy way in. The post America’s Electronic Voting Machines Are Scarily Easy Targets appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Use This Fancy Foam for Cooking, Not for Dance Parties
Making your own culinary foam is delicious and scientific. The post Use This Fancy Foam for Cooking, Not for Dance Parties appeared first on WIRED.
Lifehacker
Save Money on School Supplies by Postponing Non-Essentials
School supplies can get pricey, but after the back-to-school madness, prices often drop. For this reason, money saving expert Kyle James says it pays to wait on non-essential school supplies.James considers “non-essentials” to be any items your child doesn’t need during the first few weeks of school….
Digital Trends
Golf game not on par? Putting these smart shoes on may turn things around
A pair of smart shoes that were originally conceived in Samsung’s secret innovation lab, before taking on a life of their own in a spin-off company, has launched on Kickstarter, ready to help wearers improve their golf game. One of golf’s challenges is learning how to shift your weight from one foot…
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Tamrac’s $10 Mini Tripod Is Only “Mini” When Folded Up
The term “mini tripod” is usually associated with pocket-sized tripods that lift a camera or phone a couple inches off the ground. Tamrac’s though is 28″ tall when fully expanded, and only 9″ long when collapsed, meaning it should fit in most camera bags and backpacks.Read more…
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KMASHI 24W 4-Port Desktop USB Charging Station (3 USB Port, 1 Micro USB Cable) $4.99
KMASHI 24W 4-Port Desktop USB Charging Station (3 USB Port, 1 Micro USB Cable) $4.99
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VARGO TITANIUM PARA-BOTTLE
The new Titanium Para-Bottle by Vargo Outdoors aims to end the quest for those who seek the perfect water bottle. What?s different about it? Well, first of all is fully made from the premium light and strong material, used in aircraft and aerospace industry ? Titanium, so you?re sure to get something…
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OUTSIDE VAN
Portland-based Outside Van specialize in converting the Mercedes Sprinter into a drool-worthy, tricked-out camper van with loads of interior space for dedicated to hauling sports gear into and out of the wild. Designed for serious gear heads, the kitted out 4WD overlanding vehicle has some serious…
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What Five Years of Drought Have Done to the United States
We’re in the midst of a long, sustained drought that’s been unfolding for the past several years. But just how hard has that drought hit in different parts of the United States? This maps shows exactly. Read more…
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We’re live from Samsung’s 2016 Unpacked event in New York!
Samsung is holding its annual Unpacked event in New York City today, and we’re here ready to bring you all the news as it happens. As is often the case with its summer Unpacked events, we’re highly likely to see the new Galaxy Note 7 this morning (yu…
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Hawaii Is Getting Bigger, Fast
Hang onto that property, Hawaiians: in a few hundred years, there’s a chance your slice of paradise will be slightly larger. Geologically speaking, Hawaii is still growing fast, thanks to frequent eruptions from volcanoes like Kilauea, which was caught spewing its molten guts into the ocean last week.Read…
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800 Viruses That Threaten the World [Video]
A powerful documentary chronicles the mysterious viruses, such as Ebola and Zika, that jump from animals to people—any one of which could one day cause the next great pandemic — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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One fifth of all computers are now running Windows 10
Windows 10 has passed an important milestone, as it’s now being used on more than one in five desktop PCs out there.This is according to the latest figures from Netmarketshare, which as of the end of July – following the expiration of the free upgrade offer from Windows 7/8.1 – pegs Windows 10 as having…
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Review: Acer Chromebook 14 for Work
Introduction and designThe thesaurus-eschewing Chromebook 14 for Work is the latest enterprise laptop to come out of Acer. While the name isn’t winning the Taiwanese company any prizes for creativity, at least it provides pertinent facts about the device: what it is (a Chromebook), the size of its screen…
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LG V20 release date, news and rumors
LG V20: release date, news and rumorsThe LG G5 is a great phone, but not without its issues, so a second 2016 flagship could be just what the company needs to compete with the biggest and best of its rivals.That flagship hope is coming in the form of the LG V20, the successor to the LG V10, a phone which…
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iBeat raises $1.5 million to build a heart monitor that people will actually want to wear
 A San Francisco startup called iBeat has raised $1.5 million in seed funding to make a smartwatch that constantly monitors a wearer’s heart and, in the event of cardiac arrest, checks in on them, and notifies loved ones and emergency responders. Ryan Howard, who previously founded and was CEO of the…
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Crackle Ball Mod
LinkGrant “The King of Random” Thompson came across some brilliantly sparkling fireworks and decided to see what would happen if he combined six of them into one giant ball of flame and sparks. The resulting explosion is quite spectacular – especially in slow-mo. More Awesome Stuff: Molten Salt Hits…
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Black Ember Holdall MSNGR
One tough-looking, bull-like bike bag which promises to take the best of care of your most valuable items when you’re on the move. The Black Ember Holdall MSNGR boasts a hybrid messenger pack design that sports the likes of an ergonomic shoulder strap and laser cut, bonded and bar-tacked zippered pockets…
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Doorm Student Housing / Luís Rebelo de Andrade
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Architects: Luís Rebelo de Andrade Location: Lisbon, Portugal Collaborators: Pedro Dias, Frederico Oliveira Marques, Filipe Ferreira, Pedro Duarte Silva Area: 2841.0…
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Chromecast competitor Airtame completely overhauls its firmware
Airtame, a Chromecast-like HDMI dongle aimed at the enterprise space, has completely overhauled its firmware. The new ‘Airtame 2.0’ is “a complete overhaul of the Airtame code,” and adds a lot of functionality businesses will enjoy. Without losing any functionality, Airtame added cross-platform support…
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Get The Dyson Of Your Dreams Without Breaking The Bank Today
Get the power, versatility, and customer service of Dyson for $200 today with this refurb Dyson V6 deal, plus no tax for most and free shipping.Read more…
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Ready? Jet, Set, Go With The New Design Milk Travels
I think I can speak on behalf of the Design Milk team when I say, if there’s anything we’re more passionate about than design, it’s travel because the latter helps us to discover so much more of the former. We are constantly inspired by design in/around/during travel, and we want to share…
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Logitech releases a smaller version of its Create keyboard for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro
Logitech’s Create Keyboard Case is already one of the most popular keyboards for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, so it makes sense that it would make a smaller version for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. The keyboard connects to your iPad using the Smart Connectors, so there’s no Bluetooth pairing needed; features a…
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Crystallization frustration predicts metallic glass formation
Researchers have discovered a way to predict which alloys will form metallic glasses, materials with numerous desirable properties. The research could pave the way for new strong, conductive materials.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
How naive T cells decline with age
The loss of naive T cells with age is from deterioration in the environment that supports T cells.
BBC News – World
Norway party proposes ‘slug hour’ to tackle invasive pests
Norway’s Socialist Left Party wants people to devote an hour to killing invasive slugs.
TechSpot
Google is reportedly working on a revamped Android launcher
Google is working on a brand new and completely redesigned Android launcher that’s set to debut on this year’s Nexus handsets, if information from Android Police is correct. This new launcher, potentially called the “Nexus Launcher”, removes the app drawer in favor of a panel that slides up from the…
Ars Technica
8TB disks seem to work pretty well, HGST still impressive
(credit: Alpha six) Cloud backup and storage provider Backblaze has published its latest batch of drive reliability data. The release covers failure information for the 70,000 disks that the company uses to store some 250PB of data. This is the first quarter that Backblaze has been using a reasonable…
Curbed National
Paradise under the expressway
As more rooftops start to double as farms and towers become artificial forests, it’s clear that hybrid objects, those that are part manmade and part natural, are a hallmark of 21st century design. Engineered Nature, a five-part series by Karrie Jacobs, explores the emergence of this new hybrid world,…
Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
‘Dungeons & Dragons’ In Middle-Earth Is Now A Reality
Back in March we hinted at Cubicle 7’s plan to make the D&D/Middle-earth dream a reality thanks to the Open Gaming License announcement for the 5th Edition. Well, it’s officially time to get excited. Dominic McDowall, Cubicle 7 CEO notes: “When the OGL was announced for 5th Edition, we knew we…
Gizmodo
The Five Biggest Companies in America Do Tech
ExxonMobil, America’s largest oil company, was in strange territory this morning: number 6. As in, the sixth largest company in the United States. The company has been in the top five annually since 1980. The companies that squeezed ExxonMobil out? Amazon and Facebook. That means that the five largest…
The Next Web
This is the only YouTube channel you need to follow
There’s a guy sitting in a forest. He never speaks. The only thing he seemingly does all day is come up with amazing solutions to problems that don’t have a place in modern life. And for some inexplicable reason, it’s very hard to stop watching. In the episode featured above, the nameless man is having…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Colonel Sanders was ahead of his time: A business owner’s face can reassure wary online shoppers
Instilling trust among first-time customers has been a problem for online retailers since the dawn of e-commerce. Now research shows that sometimes the simplest of fixes can reassure would-be buyers.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers study impact of extreme weather events on striped bass
Striped bass are known to have favorite summer swimming spots to which they return every year. They are creatures of habit. However, when a hurricane hits, everything can change very quickly. The water level rises rapidly. Runoff floods the river with sediment and chokes off the oxygen. Heavy rains create…
Mashable
Dogs locked in a car drove it straight into Walmart
You shouldn’t leave your dog in a hot, parked car because it creates life-threatening conditions. But if you leave the car running to keep them cool, it’s still dangerous since they might drive it into a Walmart.  SEE ALSO: Dog’s butt hole is the spitting image of the IKEA monkey Last Friday in Wayne,…
RT – Daily news
Anti-terror cops on permanent alert for France-style attacks in UK
UK counter-terrorism cops are going on permanent standby amid fears of a Europe-style assault on targets across Britain. Read Full Article at RT.com
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
Tiny rocket company aims for 100 launches a year—and it just might succeed
Before Saturday’s test flight, Vector’s P20 rocket gets carried to the launch pad. Vector Space Systems …
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Herzog & De Meuron’s stunning Elbphilharmonie to finally open in January
Set on the banks of the Elbe River on a historic port in Hamburg’s HafenCity, the massive Elbphilharmonie comprises three concert halls, a hotel, 45 private apartments, and a publicly accessible Plaza with 360-degree panoramic city views. The juxtaposition of the building’s new curvaceous glass volume…
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Hyperloop One opens the world’s first Hyperloop factory
Related: Hyperloop One hits 116 mph in 1.1 seconds on first public test run + Hyperloop One Images via Hyperloop One Facebook 105,000-square-foot tooling shop
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Yaskawa Motoman Introduces Bulk Sorter Configuration for Frozen Specimens
Yaskawa Motoman’s AutoSorter(tm) 2000BB bulk sorter has a new configuration available that can maintain frozen specimens in a -20 deg.C environment during the sorting process. This enables automated sorting of most frozen specimens which previously required labor-intensive and error-prone manual handling.
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AutoSorter 1200 Provides Fast, Accurate Pre- and Post-Analytic Specimen Processing
AutoSorter(tm) 1200 is Yaskawa Motoman’s newest high-speed sorting instrument for pre- and post-analytic specimen processing. Leveraging the previous model’s excellent record for reliability and speed, AutoSorter 1200 raises the bar on throughput at up to 1,200 tubes/hr.
Newswise: SciNews
Eric Lancon Named Director of Brookhaven Lab’s Scientific Data and Computing Center
As director, Eric Lancon–a physicist who has played major roles in computing efforts for the Large Hadron Collider in Europe–oversees an integrated computing, data storage, and networking infrastructure.
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Win Tickets to See Bob Dylan in Palm Springs This October
You and a friend could win tickets to the Desert Trip festival in Indio, California — airfare, hotel and tickets included. …Read More »
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Artificial Intelligence: What, Why, How? | Abi Aryan | TEDxNSIT
What does it mean for something to be Artificially Intelligent? Abi Aryan is the Chief Business Development Officer at Coinsecure – India’s leading Bitcoin exchange. With a background in mathematics, statistics and computer science, she has been at the core of many futuristic companies. Working on Neural…
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Techniques to Enhance Learning and Memory | Nancy D. Chiaravalloti | TEDxHerndon
Dr. Chiaravalloti discusses the learning process and techniques that have been shown to improve learning and memory in healthy persons. She walks through the evidence demonstrating these techniques to additionally be helpful to persons with Multiple Sclerosis and Traumatic Brain Injury. Techniques…
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Robotics for Stroke Rehabilitation | Karen J. Nolan | TEDxHerndon
Dr. Karen J. Nolan discusses current uses of robotics for stroke rehabilitation. She discusses how we can re-train the biomechanics of our body. Karen J. Nolan, PhD is a Senior Research Scientist in the Human Performance and Engineering at KF, Associate Professor of PM&R at Rutgers NJMS, Clinical…
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Humanisme & Entrepreuneurship ? C’est possible ! | Emmanuel Toniutti | TEDxLycéePierreDeFermat
Les relations entre êtres humains sont complexes, particulièrement dans le monde de l’entreprise… Emmanuel Toniutti nous aide à comprendre les origines de nos comportements et à les améliorer. Son but ? Mettre l’homme au centre des entreprises ! Relationship between humans are complex, especially…
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Using Biofeedback for the Psychological Effects of Concussion | Stephen Dubienski | TEDxWinnipeg
Know someone who’s suffered a concussion? Monitoring their whole body (not just the brain) might be the way to recovery. Stephen Dubienski is a sport management and psychology professional who uses biofeedback to help athletes suffering from the aftereffects of concussions. This talk was given at a…
Digital Trends
TP-Link settles with FCC over router power limits, commits to open source support
Router specialist TP-Link has admitted that it violated radio frequency rules put in place by the Federal Communications Commission. The company faces a $200,000 fine, and will have to comply with regulations going forward. Users were able to exploit pre-installed TP-Link software to change the country…
TechCrunch
GoGoGrandparent lets people without smartphones use on-demand services like Uber
 2016 is definitely the year of on-demand. Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft have cemented their position as the future of transportation, and other on-demand services like Postmates have shown us that there is a real demand for, well, ordering things on-demand. But here’s the problem: On-demand…
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Patented bioelectrodes have electrifying taste for waste
Singularity HUB
These Amazing 19th Century French Postcards Predicted Our World—See How They Did
From time to time, the Singularity Hub editorial team unearths a gem from the archives and wants to share it all over again. It’s usually a piece that was popular back then and we think is still relevant now. This is one of those articles. It was originally published October 15, 2012. We hope you enjoy…
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Never Go Thirsty With This $11, Two-Gallon Igloo
Whether you’re going tubing, camping, or just spending a day at the beach, this two-gallon Igloo cooler will keep your favorite beverage cold, even during the dog days of summer.Read more…
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Engadget giveaway: Win a LattePanda DIY kit courtesy of DFRobot!
A caffeinated bear with coffee bean eyes is a catchy brand concept, and you’ll no doubt want to grab a cup ‘o joe for a long dig into this week’s LattePanda giveaway package. DFRobot, your online home for expandable electronics and robotics kits, has provided us with these Windows 10-based computers…
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Election Update: Is Clinton’s Lead A Bounce Or A New Equilibrium?
Hillary Clinton continues to poll strongly in surveys conducted after the Democratic National Convention, which show her having received a convention bounce and gaining a meaningful lead over Donald Trump. The polls are coming in quickly enough that it’s somewhat futile to tick them off one by one, but…
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You Want To Understand a Stagnant 21st Century? Read The Future and Its Enemies
Back in 1998, then-Reason Editor Virginia Postrel published The Future and Its Enemies: The Growing Conflict Over Creativity, Entreprise, and Progress: Using examples that range from medicine to fashion, she explores how progress truly occurs and demonstrates that human betterment depends not on…
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CNN Poll: 13% of Sanders Supporters Are Backing Jill Stein, 10% Want Gary Johnson
Way down in the crosstabs of CNN’s latest presidential poll, we learn how voters who preferred Bernie Sanders to Hillary Clinton say they’re most likely to vote in November. A clear majority, 69 percent, favor Clinton. Jill Stein of the Green Party is in second place, with 13 percent. Gary Johnson…
RT – Daily news
UK military to free up £1bn for nuclear stealth submarines for Trident
Britain’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) will release up to £1 billion to start developing a new generation of stealth submarines as the centerpiece of the Trident nuclear deterrent replacement scheme. Read Full Article at RT.com
Mashable
Teen takes on transport quest in memory of brother, internet cheers him on
LONDON — In a touching tribute to his late brother Adam, 13-year-old Alasdair “Ally” Clift undertook “The Tube Challenge” to raise money and awareness for Lymphoma research.  SEE ALSO: ALS ice bucket challenge leads to real-life genetics discovery The Liverpool native travelled to London with the goal…
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Thousands attend funeral of French priest murdered by jihadists
Huge crowds gathered at Rouen Cathedral in northern France on Tuesday for the funeral of Father Jacques Hamel, the 85-year-old priest who was murdered in his church by two jihadists last week.
TechCrunch
HBO will get a nightly news show in September, courtesy of Vice News
 Making good on plans announced earlier this year, HBO and Vice Media confirmed today that the cable network will begin airing a nightly newscast program, called “Vice News Tonight,” beginning on September 26. The show will air on weeknights at 7:30 PM ET/PT — debuting hours before the first scheduled…
Latest Items from TreeHugger
Do we need a “public conversation” about using phones while cycling?
As Major Strasser noted, “You would find the conversation a trifle one-sided.”
Architecture Lab
After the Games, Rio’s Stadiums Won’t Rot – They’ll Transform
The Olympic games are notorious for leaving burdensome buildings in their wake but Rio is going with structures that can be removed, rebuilt, and repurposed The post After the Games, Rio’s Stadiums Won’t Rot – They’ll Transform appeared first on Architecture Lab.
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China’s IC Industry: ‘Don’t Let World Bully Us’
Recent international forums have concluded the development of China’s IC industry is a threat to the world. Prof. Wei Shaojun makes the case why that’s not true.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Moisture helps catalyst in fuel cells: Proton pinball on the catalyst
Thanks to a reaction that resembles a sort of proton pinball game, a thin layer of moisture on the surface of a catalysts can improve the efficiency of fuel cells, devices used to transform chemical energy (a fuel like hydrogen, for example) directly into electricity without releasing greenhouse gases…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Bridging the gap between the quantum and classical worlds
Strong coupling in specific light-matter interactions, previously believed to be a quantum phenomenon, is explained with classical models and experiments.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Trees on farms: The missing link in carbon accounting
While tropical forests continued to decline, a remarkable change is happening: tree cover on agricultural land has increased across the globe, capturing nearly 0.75 Gigatonnes carbon dioxide every year. A new study provides insights into the patterns of this tremendous change at global, regional and…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Tracking down the first chefs
A piece of experimental research has shown that human bites on bones have distinctive features allowing them to be differentiated from the bites made by other animals, and that cooking the meat in advance influences the appearance of these marks. This study provides valuable conclusions for analyzing…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Simpler way to diagnose and understand childhood pneumonia infections
Researchers are developing a tool to make it much easier and cheaper to diagnose pneumonia — the number one killer of children under 5. Currently, diagnosis requires X-ray and microbiology lab facilities — unavailable in many areas of the world.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Flow diagnostics breakthrough for hydraulic capsule pipeline
Pipelines that carry capsules containing almost any type of freight over long distances have the potential to become an important, cost-effective and environmentally friendly form of transportation. Now, research has led to the development of mathematical models that can ensure new pipeline systems are…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Trading changes how brain processes selling decisions
Experience in trading changes how the human brain evaluates the sale of goods, muting an economic bias known as the endowment effect in which people demand a higher price to sell a good than they’re willing to pay for it. The findings come from a set of experiments on why traders are less susceptible…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Mountain environments more vulnerable to climate change than previously reported
New research by a forest landscape ecology professor shows that organisms will face more hardships as they relocate when climate change makes their current homes uninhabitable.
RT – Daily news
200 million alleged Yahoo user details up for sale on Darknet
A hacker known for successfully breaching social platforms like LinkedIn, MySpace and Tumblr has put up some 200 million alleged Yahoo user details for sale on a Darknet marketplace called the Real Deal. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
Double standards? Top British cyclist wins anti-doping rule appeal, critics question decision
World road cycling champion Lizzie Armitstead has been cleared to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio after successfully winning an appeal against an anti-doping rule violation, with the decision sparking criticism. Read Full Article at RT.com
Science | Smithsonian
A Neuroscientist Tells You What’s Wrong With Your Brain
Dean Burnett’s new book, Idiot Brain, explains why your mind evolved to thwart you
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The Espire Gas Mask
Carlos Schreib created the Espire respirator for professional varnishers and chemical engineers who don’t want to work with a heavy filter over their mouth or walk around the office looking like an evil steampunk doktor. Better to save that for leisure time. The Espire shifts its filter to the top…
Gigaom
Gigaom Chats: Interfacing with machines in 2026
Mark Rolston, Cofounder and Chief Creative Officer of argodesign, is a renowned designer with a 25-year career of creating for the world’s largest and most innovative companies. An early pioneer of software user experience, Mark helped forge the disciplines around user interface design and mobile platforms….
Gizmodo
Optical Illusions Magically Appear When You Fill These Soy Sauce Dishes
Tokyo-based designer Duncan Shotton takes advantage of soy sauce’s varying opaqueness to create a pair of unique sushi dishes that reveal three-dimensional optical illusions once they’re filled. Read more…
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EVGA GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 4GB Video Card $146.46
EVGA GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 4GB Video Card $146.46
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Tuesday Link Roundup
Every Tuesday we bring you a collection of some of our favorite things we’ve recently found around the web. From stories to photography, we include a little of everything.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Launched, Features Curved Display, Iris Scanner
Another day, another new, shiny new smartphone. On Tuesday, Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 7 featuring a handful of new interesting hardware capabilities. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 sports a 5.7-inch QHD (2560×1440 pixels) display, and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SOC, 4GB of RAM. It also…
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Finally Try Out a Clicky Mechanical Keyboard For Just $30
You’ve probably heard a lot of fuss about mechanical keyboards lately, and if not, you’ve at least heard the clicking. If you’re curious to try one yourself without dropping a bunch of money, here’s an entry level model for $30, one of the best prices we’ve ever seen on any mechanical keyboard.Read more…
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Today’s Best Lifestyle Deals: Ulta, LOFT, ASOS, Peter Thomas Roth, and More
A BOGO sale on Revlon at Ulta, extra savings at LOFT, a deeply discounted Peter Thomas Roth product, and more lead Tuesday’s best lifestyle deals.Read more…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Global heat, sea level hit record highs in 2015
Global heat, greenhouse gases and sea levels all climbed to record highs last year, making 2015 the worst in modern times across a range of key environmental indicators, international scientists said Tuesday.
RT – Daily news
Celebrities accuse BP of exploiting the arts
Artists, campaigners and scientists have signed a letter slamming oil giant BP’s sponsorship of four of Britain’s leading cultural institutions, calling the deals “outdated and unacceptable.” Read Full Article at RT.com
Geek.com
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story first TV spot has been released
The Rogue One television ads have begun or so it seems. This new ad courtesy of Comicbook.com is advertising Rogue One: A Star Wars Story for Cinemark XD, so I’m guessing it’s legit. […]
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This new gesture software could be the future of multitouch
Pinch to zoom is intuitive at this point. So is a double tap to like. But maybe eventually these gestures will become a relic of past technology as we develop new ways to interact with devices or, woah, switch to voice control. Qeexo, a company based in California, thinks it has a revolutionary way to…
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Invasive species release and control | Phil Buckley | TEDxCCGrammarSchool
There are several invasive species found in the UK. Are we helpless in the fight against them? This talk also considers an underlying question: When is a clear message not a good thing? Dr. Phil Buckley is a senior lecturer in ecology and animal behaviour at Canterbury Christ Church University. His…
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“Privacy 3.0” | Stefano Leucci | TEDxAlessandria
La privacy nella nostra società nell’era di internet. Partito con una formazione prettamente legale comincia a mixare le skill legali a quelle dell’IT, per risolvere problematiche legate alla protezione dei dati, accorciando il gap tra materie legali e ICT. Grande esperienza nella consulenza strategica…
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The city that creates the future | Rob van Gijzel | TEDxEindhoven
Being inspired by Benjamin Barber’s vision for a future from the book “If mayors ruled the world”, Rob van Gijzel has initiated the experiment to put the theories around a city-centric society into practice. An experiment because making and discovering the future is a trial and error process. This is…
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The power of your space station | Vera de Pont | TEDxEindhoven
Vera de Pont takes you on her personal journey to a place far away, no, lightyears away, but at the same time very close. A place of crossroads within us, a place of new perspectives. By traversing these crossroads she aims to trigger your imagination to grow, to show itself, to explore and to inspire….
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Technology and Innovation: Keep up or get left behind | Nic Newing | TEDxCCGrammarSchool
New technology is appearing at an incredible rate which can seem rather daunting. In this talk Nic explains some of the advances in computer technology and how it is possible to keep up. Nic Newing is IT manager at Gatic, an engineering firm. He loves new technology and is particularly passionate…
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A Roadmap to a renewable world | Anton Gunzinger | TEDxDornbirn
A few solarpannels on your roof can supply ten tesslas for one year. We can be our own energy provider. Music: Simon Potzmader Toni Gunzinger is an entrepreneur and teacher at the Swiss Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. His company does contract based research and development for industry,…
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Dying need of innovation | Daniel Marfo | TEDxAccra
“If you ever try to get access to data, you’d realize it is very challenging in this country.” Concerned about the problems existing in the healthcare space, Daniel spoke on how it inspired him and his team started a program of which they installed in many facilities in Ghana for advanced healthcare….
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Competition and Cooperation – my leadership style as a researcher | Toshiya Sakata | TEDxUTokyo
His inventions are not only state-of-the-art healthcare devices to which semiconductor technology is applied, but uniquely also building a strong team involving important stakeholders from different fields. We hope this talk makes you consider how to give great impact to society. “坂田利弥/バイオセンサ研究者 東京大学大学院工学系研究科マテリアル工学専攻准教授。生体を害することなく診断できる簡便で安価な計測技術の研究を進める。半導体トランジスタの原理を用いることにより、生体中の分子・イオンを検出し、様々な生体分子や細胞機能を解析できる超高感度バイオセンサの開発に成功。事業応用として株式会社PROVIGATEを設立し、世界に4億人いる糖尿病患者のQOL向上を目指す。 …
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Sound Lab | Arvid Jense & Marie Caye | TEDxEindhoven
Arvid Jense gives a musical performance with a variety of the experimental instruments created at the Sound Lab while Marie Caye narrates the back-story of the sometimes strange origins of these instruments. Only a few hundred meters from the birth-grounds of Dutch electronic music, the Sound Lab…
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Brother HL-L2380DW Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer (Auto-Duplex) $69.99
Brother HL-L2380DW Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer (Auto-Duplex) $69.99
Latest Items from TreeHugger
MIT’s stamp-sized tech will tell you exactly how much power each device in your home is using
The energy monitoring system will give you detailed insight into your home energy use.
Latest Items from TreeHugger
Yes, Elon Musk is planning to build a teensy bus
It will evidently be built on the Model X platform and look much like an old VW.
HiConsumption
Incase Diamond Wire Sling Pack
Fits up to a 13″ MacBook and built with 70D ripstop nylon.
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Many Robots Die In The First Episode Of Transformers: Combiner Wars 
When calculating robot body count, do combiners count as one or five? Either way, a ton of sentient machinery is decommissioned in the first episode of Machinima and Hasbro’s Transformers: Combiner Wars. Read more…
Talks at Google
Mingming Yang: “From the Discovery of the Higgs boson To the Meaning of Life”
Experimental physicist Mingming Yang presents an overview of her work at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), culminating in the identification of the Higgs boson particle. In parallel, she explores her journey of self-discovery and the significance of science research to humankind….
Cool Material
Titanium Key Rings That Will Last a Lifetime
Make no mistake, you can purchase a keychain for less than a pack of gum. But did you ever consider that, in your pursuit of thriftiness, you ended up buying something you’ll have to replace on a regular basis? Perhaps it actually makes more sense to invest in a quality one that will last a […]
MakeUseOf
$65 Virtual Reality, $13 Selfie Stick + Bluetooth Speaker, Dell PCs, and More Deals [US]
Whether you’re looking to get a new desktop or laptop, or you want to dip your toes into the world of VR for a few bucks, we’ve found some deals for you. Discounted Dells Right now, you can get quite a few Dell, and by extension Alienware, computers at a discount. There’s laptops and desktops, so no…
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LinkedIn Moves Into Video, Starting With Quora-Style Q&A From Influencers
LinkedIn has become the latest major technology company to get into video content. On Tuesday, the social network for professionals announced a new app that its hand-selected group of influencers can create and share short videos directly to the app’s news feed. It’s the first time LinkedIn has ever…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Rat whiskers shed light on how neurons communicate touch
Mathematical and mechanical modeling shows that whisker sensory neurons fundamentally encode mechanical information.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
What can a sea-lion teach us about musicality?
Ronan the sea lion can keep the beat better than any other animal; a new study found out more.
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LG 34UM88-P 34″ 3440×1440 IPS Panel LED LCD Monitor w/ Thunderbolt $709
LG 34UM88-P 34″ 3440×1440 IPS Panel LED LCD Monitor w/ Thunderbolt $709
Newswise: SciNews
Mapping the Exotic Matter Inside Neutron Stars
The recent detection of gravitational waves emitted by two merging black holes by the LIGO and Virgo collaborations has opened up a new observational window into the cosmos.
TechCrunch
Pluot raises $2.5 million to bring video conferencing to the masses
 For those who think that Google Hangouts, Slack or Skype aren’t enough to meet their business needs, please allow me to introduce you to Pluot. The company just raised $2.5 million from a slew of investors, including TenOneTen Ventures, Root Ventures, Metamorphic Ventures, Haystack and Gokul Rajaram….
RT – Daily news
‘Does he know what it’s for?’ Internet agog as Trump gets Purple Heart
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has once again set the internet atwitter, this time by holding up a medal given to him by a supporter and joking that he “always wanted” the decoration for being wounded in combat. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Donald Trump Promises to Out-Pork All Comers with more than $500 Billion in Infrastructure Spending
The criticism at the Democratic National Convention last week directed toward Donald Trump had at least one significant flaw: They acted as though he had no policy plans at all, though in reality several of his economic proposals mimic what we hear from Democrats themselves. His anti-trade positions,…
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Body-Worn Cameras: Most Major Police Departments Fail at Accountability and Transparency
Body-worn cameras are being widely adopted by police departments around the country as an important tool for increasing officer accountability and transparency. For example, a 2015 study found that wearing body cameras reduced officer use-of-force incidents by 50 percent and citizen complaints by 90…
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This ‘Pokémon Go’ Hack Lets Pokémon Interact with the Real World
Everyone’s already crazy about Pokémon Go, the augmented reality phone game that superimposes virtual characters on top of the real world environment. But what if the Pokémon could go one step further and interact with the authentic environment? Could Zubat flutter through leaves in a tree? Abe…
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We Asked Hackers To Predict The Future of Hacking
This is not one of the hackers we talked to, and this is actually not how real hackers normally look like (Image: lizardhq) As our lives become ever more digitized, the security of our data will become ever more important to protect. So far, judging by the daily routine of data breaches and large…
The Next Web
Adult baby Donald Trump actually kicked a real baby out the room during a speech
Donald Trump, political plague on society and known monster, actually kicked a baby out of the room while giving a speech in Virginia recently. Here, watch the video for yourself: “I was kidding. Get that baby out of here.” @realDonaldTrump gets a baby kicked out during one of his speecheshttps://t.co/MbGhf6nKPJ…
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Amazon’s next Alexa skill is “choose your own adventure” gaming
Amazon’s Echo may not seem like the obvious candidate for gaming, but Alexa is hoping to get developers to think beyond the gamepad with its latest voice-control skill. The new gaming category for the Alexa Skills Kit is initially targeting “choose your own adventure” style titles, with Amazon hoping…
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Comedy, Outrage, and Free Speech: Can We Take A Joke is Available for Download Now!
Can We Take a Joke, a feature-length documentary about stand-up comedy, “outrage culture,” and censorship is now available for digital download on iTunes, Google Play, and on-demand through most major cable providers. The film was directed by former Reason TV producer Ted Balaker and co-produced and…
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Baltimore County Cops Kill Woman After Trying to Serve Bench Warrant for Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest
23-year-old Korryn Gaines became the ninth black woman shot and killed by police this year—one of all but two who were armed, but the first, as the Washington Post notes, to gain national media attention. Baltimore county police only began to use body cameras a few weeks ago, so it’s unclear whether…
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Buy a New Xbox One S, Get a Free $25 eBay Gift Card
The 2TB Xbox One S is out now, and if you buy it from eBay today, you’ll get a $25 eBay gift card thrown in for free.Read more…
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Twitter’s Olympics coverage includes live Moments and Periscope
Much like Google, Twitter is going all-out to make itself a one-stop shop for summer Olympics coverage… and this year, there’s a distinct focus on live action. The social network has revealed that there will be an Olympics-specific Moments section…
Big Think
Chernobyl Nuclear Zone to Become World’s Largest Solar Power Farm
Ukraine’s government is planning to turn the contaminated area around Chernobyl into a producer of renewable energy.Read More
Fast Company
Mission Impossible: The Ridiculous Tech Of Jason Bourne
The latest chapter in the action series is generally on target for major trends in technology, but it goofs in some embarrassing ways.Jason Bourne. You know his name, and you know what to expect in the action/espionage franchise: Stupendous car chases, brutal hand-to-hand combat, and a big CIA control…
Techbargains.com
Prismacolor Scholar Colored Pencils 48-pack $13.00
Prismacolor Scholar Colored Pencils 48-pack $13.00
PCWorld
Google Play Store 6.9 lays the foundation for app streaming, VR purchases
Google promises a bunch of nifty features are coming to the Play Store, like streaming preview versions of apps and offering you virtual reality content.That future isn’t here yet, but we can glance into the crystal ball thanks to an APK teardown by Android Police of the version 6.9 update to the Google…
MakeUseOf
4 Vital Facebook Privacy Settings You Should Check Right Now
Facebook’s been changing privacy options again. And guess what? You probably missed it. As usual, the default option is for you to be oversharing your details, so here’s what you need to know to set things right. What Has Changed With Facebook Advert Preferences? Firstly, if you’ve already set your Facebook…
ArchDaily
These are the Top 300 Architecture Firms in the US
Shanghai Tower / Gensler. Image © Gensler/Shen Zhonghai Architectural Record has released the latest edition of its annual list of the “Top 300 Architecture Firms” in the United States, based on architectural revenue from the previous year (2015). Gensler, which became the first firm to surpass…
Scientific American Content: Global
What’s the Definition of Processed Meat?
The reason that it’s hard to find a hard and fast definition for processed meat is that there isn’t one. Nutrition Diva makes sense of the madness — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
The Next Web
MIT just changed the VR game with ‘Interactive Dynamic Video’
In a world that’s soon to be dominated by VR, the ability to create a life-like environment revolves almost wholly around advanced 3D modeling, an expensive and labor-intensive process that yields great results but comes at the expense of hundreds (or thousands) of man hours. Researchers from MIT’s Computer…
Design Milk
The Iceberg Stool & Side Table by Harow
With icebergs continuing to melt and disappear, the beauty that is the earth and our environment isn’t to be taken lightly. Wanting to show the impact that humans are having on the planet, French design studio Harow designed a piece that’s both functional, but also a reminder of what’s going…
Archinect – News
The New Sandy Hook Elementary really looks like a church
there is a moat, of sorts, between the parking lot and the school. It’s planted with indigenous flowers and advertised as a learning opportunity for kids. The whole place has a playful, tree-house aspect, but indications of its impenetrability are everywhere: This sanctuary is a fortress, too.Lisa Miller…
Archinect – News
Zoning in Los Angeles “doesn’t allow for sensible urban development”
While zoning is a perfectly fine strategy to map new suburban cul-de-sac subdivisions and to stop growth, it backfires when we try to use it to guide the future of an evolving, dynamic city like Los Angeles. Zoning is a 20th century relic designed to “protect” existing residents from the encroachment…
Archinect – News
Phoenix may become a lot more green
According to the Los Angeles Times, the sunny city of Phoenix, Arizona might become a little cooler, as the city develops a plan to give 25% of the city a tree canopy by 2030. Currently, the city has about half as much shade.The city plans to use a mix of steel ‘trees’, native plants like mesquite and…
Lifehacker
This $14 Lunch Bag Has Ice Packs Built Into The Liner
PackIt Freezable Lunch Bag, $14If coworkers have been stealing your food out of the office fridge, or you just want to keep a couple drinks cold at the beach, this flexible lunch box is basically made out of ice packs. Just freeze it overnight, and it’ll keep your food and drinks chilled for up to 10…
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The best tech for students studying abroad
There’s nothing quite as exciting or daunting as packing up your stuff and heading overseas for a semester. You’ll have an opportunity to immerse yourself in a new culture, a foreign language and a whole ocean of unique tech challenges. But don’t wor…
Macworld
The Week in iOS Accessories: Now ear this!
A bevy of BluetoothThis week’s roundup includes several different Bluetooth earbud options for your listening pleasure. Read on!AMPSoundPersonal Bluetooth Amplifiers & Earbuds ($199 MSRP; $99 for “early bird” pledge at Indiegogo) can be used as as “personal hearing amplifiers,” Bluetooth stereo headphones,…
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My Fun Fish Tank 10″ Self-Cleaning Aquarium (As Seen on TV) $7.96
My Fun Fish Tank 10″ Self-Cleaning Aquarium (As Seen on TV) $7.96
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MSI Pro Solution Intel Z170A SLI Plus Intel LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard $109.99
MSI Pro Solution Intel Z170A SLI Plus Intel LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard $109.99
Scientific American Content: Global
Electric Car–Charging Could Follow Airbnb Model
Individuals offer their charging stations to the public, to fill gaps in commercial recharging networks — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Mashable
These 6 writing tips could help you land a movie deal
The best story ever written wasn’t measured in pages.     In fact, it didn’t even come close to one full page — it was six short words.     Penned by the great Ernest Hemingway, the following six-word story challenged the world to think simpler, and to this day, still inspires our aim to communicate…
Lifehacker
Make This Three Ingredient Peach Sherbet Without an Ice Cream Maker
Even though I have an ice cream maker, I am forever on the look out for frozen desserts that don’t require one. Enter this super simple sherbet, which only requires sweet peaches, tangy buttermilk, sugar, and a food processor.http://skillet.lifehacker.com/make-these-del…To make this super simple, yet…
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NC toxicologist: Water near Duke’s dumps not safe to drink
North Carolina’s top public health official acted unethically and possibly illegally by telling residents living near Duke Energy coal ash pits that their well water is safe to drink when it’s contaminated with a chemical known to cause cancer, a state toxicologist said in sworn testimony.
RT – Daily news
F-35 declared ‘ready for combat’ after 15 years in making
It’s been long fifteen years and numerous glitches and repairs, but the first squadron of F-35As is ready for battle, the US Air Force declared. Read Full Article at RT.com
TechCrunch
New Skype Preview rolls out with Windows 10 Anniversary Update, offering a dark theme, OS integration
 Along with today’s rollout of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft is also debuting a new version of its Skype Windows application, which the company says has been redesigned from the ground up. In addition to the new app’s look, Skype is also now integrated with Windows 10, which means it can…
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Commercial crew delays could lead to gap in ISS access, NASA advisors warn
WASHINGTON — Although Boeing and SpaceX remain on schedule to have their commercial crew vehicles completed by 2018, an advisory group is worried about a potential gap in access to the International Space Station should they experience delays. At a July 28 meeting of the NASA Advisory Council in Cleveland,…
Deals
Buy Decades’ Worth of Chewing Gum With This 40% Amazon Discount
Here’s something to chew on: Amazon’s taking an extra 40% off Mentos gum for a limited time. The deal applies to both single bottles (with 50 pieces of gum each) and multi-packs with four or six bottles, so find your favorite flavor, and grab this deal before the bubble bursts.Read more…
Popular Science
Spidery Robots Weave ‘Impossible’ Carbon Fiber Structure
Technology That’s one way to build suspense Spider bot weavers…
Popular Science
Mercury Transforming Bacteria Discovered in Antarctic Sea Ice
Environment Nitrospinia could be affecting your fish dinner Scientists have known that mercury and other toxic substances can travel through the atmosphere to Antarctic sea ice, but a new study out in Nature Microbiology has…
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Competitions: MOONTOPIA: An out of this world challenge…
Registration Deadline: Nov 11, 2016; Submission Deadline Nov 11, 2016 In 1969, the Space Race peaked with the successful Apollo 11 mission, which allowed the first man to walk on the moon.Between 1969 and 1972, there have been six successful manned missions to the Moon, all from the USA. In total, 12…
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Turkey’s post-coup crisis arrives in Europe, dividing the diaspora
The showdown between Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen following the July 15 coup is not only dividing Europe’s Turkish communities but it’s also sowing discord within the diaspora.
Quanta Magazine
A Unified Theory of Randomness
Standard geometric objects can be described by simple rules — every straight line, for example, is just y = ax + b — and they stand in neat relation to each other: Connect two points to make a line, connect four line segments to make a square, connect six squares to make a cube. These are not the kinds…
Digital Trends
The new Xbox One S is faster than the original
Microsoft’s newly launched Xbox One S hardware isn’t just smaller than first-generation Xbox One consoles – it’s also noticeably faster, with many games seeing increased performance and improved framerates, according to a recent Digital Foundry study. In testing the new hardware, Digital Foundry discovered…
New Scientist – Online news
African ibis and South American coati among 37 on EU’s kill list
Europe’s list of 37 species of invasive exotic plants and animals that should be banished from the continent comes into force on 3 August
New Scientist – Online news
Spatter from blood-soaked sponges could aid gun forensics
Complex analysis of the physical forces behind blood droplet patterns caused by gunshot wounds could be major step forward for crime scene investigators
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Google’s speeding up mobile web search results for all sites
The time you spend waiting for mobile search results to load is about to drop drastically. Google announced on Tuesday that it is expanding the scope of its Accelerated Mobile Pages program to include non-publishing websites. Google initially debuted AMP back in February. The program grew out…
Dezeen
Ikea responds to Kanye West collaboration request
Ikea has responded to US rapper Kanye West’s request to collaborate, after he publicly declared his desire to work alongside the furniture giant. (more…)
SlashGear
Facebook begins testing ad breaks for Live broadcasts
It was bound to happen eventually, and now it looks like advertisements in Facebook Live videos may be around the corner. Facebook has announced that it’s rolling out small-scale tests where it will insert ads into live streams broadcast on its platform, alerting agencies to the fact that their ads -…
Mashable
Man claims he can play ‘Pokémon Go’ with his Tesla
A Tesla Model S that can supposedly run Pokémon Go might be the nerdiest thing I’ve ever seen. Ever since Pokémon Go launched, I’ve been trying to imagine a way in which I could use a car to play. Specifically, I imagined playing with the Chevy Cruze. It has 4G LTE Wi-Fi, GPS, an 8-inch touchscreen…
Mashable
Vevo nabs last major label as it looks to launch subscription service
Vevo, the music-video streaming platform, just snagged licensing rights for Warner Music Group, filling the last big hole in its catalogue as it tries to reboot.  Videos from Warner Music Group artists, who include Aretha Franklin, Charli XCX, Coldplay, Cher, Icona Pop and even the Hamilton cast, will…
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Crest Complete Multi-Benefit Whitening + Scope Outlast Mint Toothpaste 5.8oz $0.97
Crest Complete Multi-Benefit Whitening + Scope Outlast Mint Toothpaste 5.8oz $0.97
SlashGear
STAAKER is an auto-follow drone with an ironic name
The STAAKER drone follows its user around so long as they wear its heavy-duty smart wristband. This wristband is made to withstand some large amounts of punishment, and the entire setup was made for hardcore x-games-type athletes to record themselves performing fabulous stunts. This drone is able to…
RT – Daily news
‘I will vote for Mrs. Clinton’: 1st sitting GOP congressman rejects Trump
Richard Hanna has become the first sitting Republican to support the Democratic presidential nominee. Hanna said he would vote for Hillary Clinton because Donald Trump is “unfit to serve our party”. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
Armed Israeli Border Police bully 8-yo Palestinian girl, confiscate bike (VIDEO)
Two armed Israeli officers appeared to bully an 8-year-old Palestinian girl by confiscating her bike while she was playing with her siblings in the West Bank city of Hebron. Read Full Article at RT.com
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US Battery Consortium to Boost Small Lithium-Metal Projects
A major battery research consortium in the US will provide up to $10m for small projects around the world in a bid to boost the development of lithium-metal cells for electric vehicles and smart grid storage.
Coolest Gadgets
The Primula Cold Brew Coffee Maker keeps you locked and loaded with caffeine
It’s still obnoxiously warm outside, and until the temperature decides to change its tune, we’re going to keep drinking iced coffee and cold brew. You would think that those two drinks are the same, but any seasoned coffee drinker can easily tell you which is which. If you happen to have a preference…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Lack of pharmacy access sends some patients back to the hospital
Hospital readmissions, a $17 billion annual problem, are higher in rural, remote or smaller communities that sometimes have significantly less access to pharmacies, according to a study published today that was one of the first to examine this issue.
Cool Material
Autodromo’s Stradale Watch Is Back
Inspired by dashboard instruments from the Italian sports cars of the late 1950s and early 1960s, Autodromo’s Stradale is one really good looking watch. This new version of the Stradale is an accurate timepiece that also benefits from being incredibly well designed and easy on the eyes. It marries a…
Geek.com
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided predicts what real cities will look like in 2029
Deus Ex: Human Revolution gave players a glimpse of what Detroit and Hengsha would look like in the year 2027. So far, we have seen what Prague will look like in 2029 in […]
SlashGear
Philips Nitro audio line uses LED lights to show the music
Philips has a new line of audio products called Nitro, and the line presently has three products in it: the NTX400 tower speaker, the HX50 headphones, and the HX10 earbuds. All three items are unique because of the colorful LED lights embedded in them. When you listen to music, these LEDs illuminate…
Deals
In Case You Forgot, The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Still Has Some Really Awesome Deals
If you’ve never checked out Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale, you’re missing out on some pretty awesome savings. The retailer puts a bunch of Fall and Winter styles, plus Nordstrom Beauty and Men’s Grooming Exclusives, on sale way before they go into the stores. Once the sale is over, you’ll only be able…
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The NFL is launching the first Snapchat Discover sports channel
The NFL is extending its partnership with Snapchat to include the first ever sports channel for the mobile app’s Discover tab. By swiping left on the app, users can now seek out NFL videos made for Snapchat alongside football news and popular topics of interest. The partnership first started in a limited…
Gizmodo
Explore the World of Kubo and the Two Strings With This Interactive Map
Laika, the stop-motion animation company behind the films Coraline, Paranorman and The Boxtrolls, literally builds worlds. “And part of that process is to imbue each landscape and every environment on film with a sense of history as if it has a true life of its own,” says president/CEO Travis Knight….
Curbed National
Millennials interested in buying a home need to save for longer, study shows
It takes, for example, an average of three years to get enough in the coffers When it comes to home-buying (and many other issues of personal finance and economic wellbeing), millennials do not have it easy. For one, home prices in major urban centers across the U.S. are generally prohibitively expensive….
Newswise: SciNews
Physicist Trio Amplifies SLAC Research on Mysterious Forms of Matter
All material things appear to be made of elementary particles that are held together by fundamental forces. But what are their exact properties? Questions with cosmic implications like these drive many of the scientific efforts at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Three…
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Tutela Monitoring Systems- Delivering Temperature Monitoring Worldwide
Tutela Monitoring Systems has been providing web-based scientific wireless temperature monitoring systems for over 20 years. Our customers trust us as their valued partner for their temperature monitoring needs.
e! Science News – Latest science news
Echo templates aid mental mapping in bats
A study published in eLife provides new insights on how bats recognise their surroundings to help them build mental maps. read more
The Verge – All Posts
Seven automated hacking systems will compete for a $2 million prize on Thursday
This Thursday, seven teams of researchers will face off in a live hacking challenge at Defcon, competing for a grand prize of $2 million. It’s a common sight at the conference, but this challenge comes with a twist — instead of human teams, Thursday’s challenge will be entirely automated, with experimental…
The Next Web
Anyone can buy a Microsoft HoloLens now, no sign-up required
Microsoft first released HoloLens back in March, but it was a relatively small batch limited to developers. Now anyone can buy one – no sign up required. The news coincides with the Windows 10 Anniversary update, which technically applies to the HoloLens too (and the Xbox). With the update, Microsoft…
Mashable
Samsung Pass replaces usernames and passwords with the Galaxy Note 7 iris scanner
Six major banks have partnered with Samsung to improve banking security measures with the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung Senior Vice President Justin Denison announced at Samsung Unpacked on Tuesday. Even cooler, it involves eye scanners.  After growing concerns that fingerprint scanners may not be so secure,…
Deals
The Easiest Little Fish Tank Is Just $8 on Amazon Today. As Seen on TV! 
I have a soft spot for cheesy “As Seen On TV” products, and this self-cleaning fish tank is just $8 on Amazon today, a far cry from the “$14.99 plus shipping and handling,” price quoted in the ad above.Read more…
Digital Trends
With Green Commuter, Angelenos can carpool to work in Tesla Model X SUVs
Even if you don’t have the cash for a Tesla Model X, you may be able to drive or ride in one. If you live in the Los Angeles area, that is. Green Commuter is launching a car-sharing and vanpool service using a fleet of Tesla’s electric SUVs. The company chose Teslas to cut down on air pollution and…
BBC News – World
Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin’s parents sue carmaker
The parents of actor Anton Yelchin say they are suing the makers of his car, after it rolled downhill and killed him.
Gizmodo
It Turns Out the Biggest Fan of Marvel’s Han Solo Comic Is George Lucas Himself
How do we know? Well, it’s because the creator of Star Wars asked artist Mark Brooks if he could buy every single page of art that Brooks drew for the first two issues of the new comic.Read more…
Popular Science
China’s Road-Straddling Bus Takes First Test Drive
Technology All aboard the straddle bus! How would you feel about a bus zooming over your head? It’s a real question you’ll have to ask soon in China as the first test run of the straddle bus was successfully…
TechCrunch
Living Computer Museum restores Xerox Alto and debuts new emulator
 Anyone interested in the history of personal computing will surely have heard of the Alto, but when’s the last time you got to play with one? It’s been a while even for Paul Allen — long enough that he decided to have a couple restored at the computer history museum in Seattle. There’s even an emulator…
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BMW to rival the Tesla Model 3 with an all-electric 3 Series
Although the BMW i3 is getting a battery upgrade for the 2017 model year, its updated 114-mile driving range isn’t a match for the upcoming 200-mile range Tesla Model 3. Don’t worry, since BMW is reportedly working on an all-electric version of the popular 3 Series that will rival the Model 3 and other…
The Next Web
Chat yourself a plan with Tweek
BetaList features the newest startups. Today, we look at a new approach to creating plans using a chat interface. Submit your startup to get featured too. What does Tweek do? Me and my colleagues all felt the need for a simpler task sharing tool that would help us assign tasks to each-other and keep…
PCWorld
Google’s parent company will begin testing delivery drones in the US
Google parent company Alphabet will begin testing a drone delivery service in the U.S. in a bid to overcome any hurdles to rolling out the technology, the White House said Tuesday.Alphabet will kick off a research study for Project Wing at a Federal Aviation Administration test site “to help regulators…
TechCrunch
People.ai is using machine learning to rewrite the sales ops playbook
 People.ai, a company bringing machine learning algorithms to sales operations, is emerging from stealth. The platform uses machine learning tech to give sales reps what it calls a predictive playbook on how to close deals based on past success. People.ai also shows managers how well team members are…
Dezeen
Richard Meier’s Leblon Offices in Rio feature horizontal louvres and vertical gardens
American studio Richard Meier and Partners has completed its first project in South America: a white and concrete office building with hidden vertical gardens in Rio de Janeiro (+ slideshow). (more…)
Archinect – News
“You miss it when it’s gone”: On New Yorkers’ addiction to noise
To live in New York means to get habituated to the noise of everyday life here…As a neighborhood becomes more homogenous, and its residents sync their noise patterns, noise complaints tend to go down. This may explain why, controlling for other factors, gentrifying areas of the city display higher…
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Snapchat is developing scannable ads
Snapchat users could soon be scanning more than each other’s snapcodes. The company is reportedly working on scannable ads that would unlock sponsored content within the app. Like QR codes before them, these machine-readable advertisements can be integrated into stuff like product packaging or movie…
io9
Io’s Atmosphere Just Collapsed
Reason number 9,000 not to colonize Jupiter’s moon Io: not only is it a frigid hellscape covered in eruptive ice volcanoes and lashed by the gas giant’s powerful radiation belts, but the atmosphere just collapsed.Read more…
Digital Trends
Best app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time
Everyone likes free apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Now and then, developers put paid apps on sale for free for a limited time, but you have to snatch them up while you have the chance. Here are the latest and greatest apps on sale in the iOS App Store. These apps normally cost…
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Polk Audio MagniFi One 240W Soundbar w/ Wireless Subwoofer $179.99
Polk Audio MagniFi One 240W Soundbar w/ Wireless Subwoofer $179.99
Deals
It’s Still Not Cheap, But Here’s the Best Deal We’ve Seen on a 4K Blu-ray Player
If you bought a new TV in the last year or so, it’s probably 4K. Now, you can wait a few years for content to become ubiquitous, or you can barge your way into the future today with this Samsung 4K Blu-ray player.Read more…
Next Big Future
Microrocket will launch 100 ties per year by 2021
Vector is the first launch vehicle built exclusively for the Micro Satellite market. This vehicle is “right-sized” for the new generation of Micro Satellites and enables reliable and frequent access to orbit. Initial Operations Capability will be 12 launches per year in 2019 with 100 launches at Full…
RT – Daily news
New deterrence: US plans to upgrade its nuclear bomb
The National Nuclear Security Administration has given the go-ahead for work on upgrading the B61 airborne nuclear bomb, as the Pentagon is eager to embark on a multi-billion-dollar scheme to improve the US nuclear arsenal. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
Dying for a drink: Thirst killed last of the mammoths, study finds
While humans hunted the woolly mammoth to extinction, an isolated island off Alaska housed a population that outlived their mainland family by 5,000 years. Thirst likely led to the eventual extinction of the St. Paul Island mammoths, however. Read Full Article at RT.com
PCWorld
How to install Microsoft Edge browser extensions
The Anniversary Update for Windows 10 is rolling out today, and with it comes the ability to install browser extensions on Microsoft Edge. The new feature is just one of many tweaks that Edge needs to compete with more popular browsers such as Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. At this writing, the…
Physics News
Ultracompact photodetector for optical data transmission
Data traffic is growing worldwide. Glass-fiber cables transmit information over long distances at the speed of light. Once they have reached their destination, however, these optical signals …
The Verge – All Posts
Is your neighborhood the next great social media app?
I had never heard of Nextdoor when I lived in New York City. Social media services catering to individual neighborhoods weren’t useful in an apartment building where most tenants lasted a year, and longtime residents kept to themselves. In my first year in Texas, however, I’ve regularly relied on Nextdoor,…
TechCrunch
How fog computing pushes IoT intelligence to the edge
 As the Internet of Things evolves into the Internet of Everything and expands its reach into virtually every domain, high-speed data processing, analytics and shorter response times are becoming more necessary than ever. Meeting these requirements is somewhat problematic through the current centralized,…
GearCulture
Exolens Zeiss Lenses
Make the absolute most of your iPhone images like a pro with the incredible Exolens Zeiss Lenses. A firm with nearly two-centuries’ worth of photographic heritage, the latest offering includes pieces usually reserved for DSLRs, mounted to a stunning aluminum skeletal-like system with a base that’s…
Design Milk
Modular Hotel Furniture by Papila and Bustper
I don’t know about you but whenever I get to my room at a hotel, I never look once towards the direction of the mini bar. Not only does the food look unappetizing (how much for that mini jar of macadamia nuts?) but this section of the room is usually lackluster and unappealing. Design studio…
Deals
Show ‘Em You Wear the Pants with This Deal at Dockers
Who doesn’t like extra savings with their khakis (I bet Jake from Statefarm does). When you use the code STOCKUP250 at Dockers, you get 30% off when you spend $100+ or 50% off when you spend $250+. And this includes all the bread-and-butter pieces that Dockers does best, and even sale styles.Read more…
MakeUseOf
How to Delete Your Email App with No Negative Results
On the face of it, being connected 24/7 might seem like a good idea. Perhaps you’re working on an important project that could stall if you don’t reply to emails quickly. Perhaps your colleagues are answering email late at night and you don’t want to feel left out. But there are a range of convincing…
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Hacker Dumps Sensitive Patient Data From Ohio Urology Clinics
A hacker has dumped a huge collection of sensitive patient records and alleged internal documents from a US healthcare organisation for anyone to access.On Tuesday, a hacker or group of hackers using the name Pravvy Sector posted a link on Twitter to over 150 GB of data from the Central Ohio Urology…
ArchDaily
Video: Pierre Bélanger Explains “EXTRACTION”, the Canadian Contribution to the 2016 Venice Biennale
In this interview, presented in collaboration with PLANE—SITE, Pierre Bélanger, curator of the Canadian contribution to the 2016 Venice Biennale—explains why Canada’s practices of mining and extraction should be carefully understood for their architectural implications….
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Samsung Cloud safeguards your phone’s data
The star of Samsung’s Unpacked show might be the Galaxy Note 7, but one of its biggest surprises is something you can’t really touch: its long, long rumored cloud storage service. The tech giant is launching Samsung Cloud, an online storage option th…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Ultrasonic vibrations cause fingers to bounce on touchscreens, reducing the friction
Researchers discover that ultrasonic vibrations reduce friction on flat screens by causing the fingertip to bounce on pockets of trapped air.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Exercise results in larger brain size and lowered dementia risk
Regular physical activity for older adults could lead to higher brain volumes and a reduced risk for developing dementia. It particularly affected the size of the hippocampus, which controls short-term memory, and its protective effect against dementia was strongest in people age 75 and older.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Addiction silences synapses in reward circuits
In addiction, cues in the environment can form strong associations with the drug of abuse. A new study suggests that alterations in silent synapses, inactive connections between neurons, could be the neural mechanism underlying the formation of these drug-related memories. The alterations were found…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Neuroscience-based Framework for Addiction Diagnosis
When it comes to an addictive disorder, you either have it or you don’t. But this dichotomous nature of the diagnosis fails to recognize the complexity and diversity of addiction’s origins and manifestation in people. A new review proposes an Addictions Neuroclinical Assessment (ANA) to incorporate more…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Warm ocean current reaches surprisingly far south in the Antarctic Weddell Sea
New observations show that warm deep water reaches the large Filchner ice shelf in the southern Weddell Sea.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Ultracompact Photodetector
Data traffic is growing worldwide. Glass-fiber cables transmit information over long distances at the speed of light. Once they have reached their destination, however, these optical signals have to be converted into electrical signals for subsequent processing in the computer. Researchers have now developed…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
How computer algorithms shape our experience of the real world
The use of algorithms to filter and present information online is increasingly shaping our everyday experience of the real world, a study argues.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Hidden tooth infections may predispose people to heart disease
An infection of the root tip of a tooth increases the risk of coronary artery disease, even if the infection is symptomless. Hidden dental root tip infections are very common: as many as one in four in Finland suffer from at least one. Such infections are usually detected by chance from X-rays.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Computers will be able to assess humans’ state of mind
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. Scientists have developed a diagnostic tool that recognizes user states in real…
RT – Daily news
Mobile phone signal blocker forces drinkers to socialize with each other in Sussex bar
A bar owner in Sussex has created a mobile phone-free zone by covering his premises in copper wire to block signals, forcing customers to interact with each other. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
Send Royal Navy to guard Gibraltar during Brexit talks, says MoD adviser
Britain must be prepared to reinforce Gibraltar with warships ahead of Brexit negotiations in a bid to ward off Spanish designs on the Mediterranean colony, according to one adviser. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The Starving Artist Cookbook
Many people consider food an artform. But when a painter takes up cooking, the statement gets a whole new meaning. The Starving Artist Cookbook tells Sara Zin’s year-long journey of…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
Mashable
Avocado buns are summer’s most polarizing fad
Messy burgers are a delicious American tradition. Traditionally, it’s not often the bun that’s the messy part of the burger. That’s changed since Colette Dike of Fooddeco revolutionized the foodie world’s concept of buns with her droolworthy instagram feed and, especially, her avocado burger bun. …
Mashable
Word search has some disturbing hidden messages
Animal-themed word searches are usually innocent and fun. However, one kitty-themed puzzle is clearly out to take down the cat-loving folks who just want to curl up with their pet Whiskers and search for soothing words like “kibble” and “calico.” SEE ALSO: Wicked stoked cat Boomer skateboards like…
Scientific American Content: Global
80 Percent of Open Ocean Fish Make Light
Lighting up is the rule, not the exception, for marine fish — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Architizer
Beautiful Bricks and Mortar: Best in Class From the Brick in Architecture Awards
They range from a contemporary multifamily residential property to a campus of new office buildings modeled in Neoclassical and Colonial Revival styles to a university’s modern obelisk-like clock and bell tower. But there exist common threads between such diverse projects — the abundant use of…
Lifehacker
Today’s Best Deals: $20 Gaming Mouse, Standing Desks, Thermoses 
Back to school Thermoses, standing desks, and a $20 gaming mouse lead off Tuesday’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the…
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Tilt Brush’s awesome VR paintings can now respond to music
The Tilt Brush virtual reality painting tool is now also a trippy music visualization tool. An update today will add what the developers call an “audio reactive” mode, which makes brush strokes pulse to the beat of any music that’s played on your computer. While it doesn’t seem hugely complex on its…
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Syrian rescuers say toxic gas dropped on town in Idlib province
A Syrian rescue service in rebel-held territory said Tuesday that toxic gas was used overnight on a town in Idlib province. The US State Department said it was looking into the reports, adding that such a development would be “extremely serious”.
Slashdot
Xbox One S is the Best Xbox You Might Not Want To Buy
The Xbox One S, successor to Microsoft’s Xbox One gaming console, has begun shipping today. Media outlets, which had received the review unit a week ahead of the launch date, have put out the review. In short, everyone loves the Xbox One S’ compact design — 40% slipper form-factor than the Xbox One…
RT – Daily news
Russia poses no threat to NATO members – Hungarian FM
Claims that Russia is preparing to invade one of its NATO-member neighbors run counter to reality, Hungary’s foreign minister believes, despite what other states in the bloc think of the issue. Read Full Article at RT.com
BBC News – World
Syria bombing: Aleppo resident says 25-30 dying daily
A resident in the rebel held area of Aleppo says 25-30 people are dying every day
Phys.org: Physics News
Some types of quantum entanglement cannot be both monogamous and faithful
(Phys.org)—As might be expected, the terms “monogamous” and “faithful” mean something a little different in the quantum world than they do in everyday language. In a new paper, a collaboration of physicists and mathematicians have shown that, when quantified by a standard means, entanglement cannot be…
Mashable
Patton Oswalt writes heartbreaking post about grief after his wife’s death
It has been 102 days since Patton Oswalt’s wife, Michelle McNamara, passed away unexpectedly in her sleep. 102 days, Oswalt writes in an emotional Facebook post published last night, is a long time: “If you spend 102 days completely focused on ONE thing you can achieve miracles. Make a film, write a…
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Donald Trump: The Constitution Buster
Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a yuge Trump booster, has been telling fellow Republicans that they should vote for Trump because he’s the “only candidate” who would “uphold the Constitution.” That’s a laugh given that Trump is less wedded to the Constitution than he was to his first…
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Trumping the Constitution: New at Reason
Every president is a threat to the Constituion that he has promised to uphold. But Trump is a unique threat. Hardly a day goes by without him comng up with some new way to assault it. That’s why it’s a joke that Newt Gingrich is urging Americans to vote for Trump because he’s the “only candidate” who’ll…
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Penn Jillette on Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, And Why He’s All in on Gary Johnson: New at Reason
“How do you think I’m going to die?” asks Penn Jillette, “the larger and louder half” of Penn & Teller, at the start of Presto!: How I Made Over 100 Pounds Disappear and Other Magical Tales, a book that is every bit as mesmerizing and captivating as the duo’s live show. It’s also Penn at his…
SlashGear
Yahoo investigating hacker’s claims of massive data breach
Those of you with a Yahoo account may want to reset your password, as the hacker behind the recent MySpace and LinkedIn data dumps is claiming that he has the details of 200 million Yahoo accounts. He’s ready to sell too, posting the lot on the dark web with an asking price of three bitcoins, which amounts…
Newswise: SciNews
Patented Bioelectrodes Have Electrifying Taste for Waste
New research at Michigan State University and published in the current issue of Nature Communications shows how Geobacter bacteria grow as films on electrodes and generate electricity – a process that’s ready to be scaled up to industrial levels.
Gizmodo
Movie Review: Suicide Squad Is Chaotic, Manic, and a Total Mess
Suicide Squad is a weird movie, and not just because it’s about a motley crew of supervillains set in the DC universe. The movie itself is also a motley amalgamation—a strange blend of different tones, stories, and pacing all mashed into something that has cool individual elements, but never really comes…
e! Science News – Latest science news
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…
e! Science News – Latest science news
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…
e! Science News – Latest science news
Reducing ‘mean girl’ behaviors in classrooms benefits boys and teachers too
When a targeted program to reduce relational aggression among at-risk girls is shared with the entire classroom, the entire class benefits–not just the aggressive girls for whom the program was developed. Researchers from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) recently reported these findings…
e! Science News – Latest science news
Bridging the gap between the quantum and classical worlds
In the quantum world, physicists study the tiny particles that make up our classical world – neutrons, electrons, photons – either one at a time or in small numbers because the behaviour of the particles is completely different on such a small scale. If you add to the number of particles that are being…
e! Science News – Latest science news
How 5-star online customer reviews can backfire
It may be counterintuitive, but the more positive online reviews a product gets may actually lead to a net negative profit for the retailer. That’s the conclusion of new research by a team of marketing experts from a Dutch and a German university that will be published in the September 2016 issue of…
Digital Trends
Plextor gets back into the enthusiast game with new M8PE solid state drives
The 2016 Flash Memory Summit, set for August 8-11, will see Plextor unveil the first samples of its NVMe M8Pe solid state drives (SSD). We now know that they’ll come in sizes up to a terabyte and will offer some rather impressive performance, especially considering this is Plextor’s first attempt at…
Digital Trends
This drybox four-in-one will charge your phone and camera via solar power
Dryboxes may be designed to keep your gear out of the water, but one company is now using them to harvest the power of the sun. The RokPak Pioneer is a a four-in-one drybox, solar panel, charger, and flashlight and thanks to Indiegogo, the concept will soon find it’s way into the boats, paddleboards,…
Digital Trends
No-frills Metris Worker van shows Mercedes is serious about commercial vehicles
Mercedes-Benz may be known primarily for its luxury cars in the U.S., but the company also makes a line of commercial vehicles that it’s promoting aggressively. The Mercedes-Benz Metris Worker is a stripped-down version of the Metris midsize van that was introduced last year. Like the larger Sprinter…
Techbargains.com
Maxiscan OBDII Auto Diagnostic Tool $13.95
Maxiscan OBDII Auto Diagnostic Tool $13.95
Reason.com Full Feed
Politics “is only a binary choice if we listen to the duopoly.”
In this winter of electoral discontent—as The New York Times noted recently, “Only 9% of America Chose Trump and Clinton as the Nominees”—it’s worth puzzling over how the Republicans and Democrats can maintain a stranglehold on major political offices. Indeed, both Pew Research and Gallup show that…
RT – Daily news
‘Ground for barbaric attacks’: Czech president speaks out against accepting refugees
Czech President Milos Zeman believes that accepting refugees from the Middle East and Africa, to which the current government has agreed, will create conditions for German and France-style terrorist attacks in his home country. Read Full Article at RT.com
Deals
Buy a $5 Blu-ray, Get $8 Off a Suicide Squad Movie Ticket
If you’re dead set on going to see Suicide Squad in theaters, Amazon’s giving out $8 ticket credits with the purchase of select Blu-rays. Many of the eligible titles actually cost less than $8, so you’re basically just getting a ticket discount, with a free Blu-ray tossed in for kicks.Read more…
Popular Science
Australia’s SwagBot is A Robot Shepherd
Technology Sheep dogs now obsolete Robot shepherd.
Popular Science
‘Interactive Dynamic Video’ Could Make Pokémon Go Even More Engaging
Entertainment The future of augmented reality Sure, Pokémon Go has taken over the world (and our website), but what comes next?
Mashable
Not-so-subtle American finds expert way to hide nationality in Europe
Subtlety isn’t this man’s strongest suit. In preparation for an upcoming trip to Europe, Reddit user Taherham got a shirt made to help him blend in amongst all those cultured Austrians and Brits.  SEE ALSO: Banned ’90s Walmart shirt is relevant again thanks to Hillary Clinton It reads simply: “I am…
The Awesomer
The Rysonic Wheel
LinkMusician Pete O’Connell shows off an unusual contraption, which automatically strums the strings on his guitar for him. While flaps on the spinning wheel hit the strings on his guitar, he can focus on fretting and adding a beat with his kick drum. Plus it doesn’t just work with a guitar. More…
Architecture Lab
SOM’s The Christ Hospital Joint and Spine Center Wins 2016 AIA/AAH Healthcare Design Award
The Christ Hospital Joint and Spine Center, designed by SOM, has been chosen as a recipient of the 2016 American Institute of Architects (AIA)… The post SOM’s The Christ Hospital Joint and Spine Center Wins 2016 AIA/AAH Healthcare Design Award appeared first on Architecture Lab.
Lifehacker
Replace the Cookie Layer With Cake For Softer, More Luxurious Ice Cream Sandwiches
Many ice cream sandwiches usually use cookies or wafers as the outer layer. The results are delicious, of course, but Food52 shows us that using a thin layer of cake instead can make a just-as-tasty ice cream sandwich that’ll remind you a lot of those store-bought (but incredible) ones from your childhood.http://skillet.lifehacker.com/make-these-del…There’s…
EETimes:
4K, 8K: In Japan, ‘TV Is The Thing’
Despite billions of dollars lost in television revenue and a sharp decline in domestic TV unit shipments since 2011, Japanese CE companies just can’t seem to let go of the remote.
VentureBeat
Samsung’s $350 Gear 360 VR camera goes on sale in the U.S. August 19
More than five months after its debut, Samsung’s Gear 360 virtual reality camera is now going on sale in the U.S., starting August 19. The $349 camera will be available for purchase through a variety of online retailers, following limited releases during VidCon and Lollapalooza. Announced in conjunction…
VentureBeat
Pokémon Go studio Niantic addresses problems: ‘… Interesting … challenge’
Pokémon Go is a worldwide phenomenon, with 20 million daily active players and brands, entertainers, and influencers grasping at ways to nab some of its fire. But the augmented reality game has also frustrated millions of players with its server instability and recent changes. Niantic addressed those…
VentureBeat
Chrome 52 for Android arrives with smoother video playback, faster load times, and better battery life
Following the release of Chrome 52 for desktop two weeks ago, Google last week also launched Chrome 52 for Android. For whatever reason, the company didn’t share what’s new until today. You can download the new version from Google Play. Chrome 52 for Android makes video playback feel smoother, load…
VentureBeat
Vala Afshar, American yogurt, and improving human performance with mobile tech – VB Engage
Are you feeling lucky? Well, here is episode 13 of VB Engage. Let’s just hope you don’t have triskaidekaphobia! In this episode, we chat with Vala Afshar, chief digital evangelist for Salesforce, and it’s the perfect followup to last week’s episode, where we had Brian Solis discussing digital transformation…
MakeUseOf
Read Xbox One S Reviews, Apple Thinks the iPad Pro Is a Computer… [Tech News Digest]
The first Xbox One S reviews hit the web, Apple sells the iPad Pro as a computer, Google sells 30 million Chromecasts, YouTube encrypts 97% of its traffic, and IKEA mocks people who photograph their food. The Xbox One S Reviews Roundup The Xbox One S is being released today, which means the first reviews…
RT – Daily news
Russian embassy responds angrily to Times’ criticism of RT
The Russian embassy in Britain has responded to recent criticism of RT in the Times newspaper, calling the allegations “puzzling” and “misleading.” Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
Syrian refugees in Calais briefly offered hope of UK asylum… then Home Office snatches it away
Prime Minister Theresa May’s former department is closing the door on more refugee children coming to Britain from the Calais ‘Jungle’ camp after winning an appeal against a previous ruling offering four Syrians sanctuary in Britain. Read Full Article at RT.com
Mashable
The NFL — and football highlights — are coming to Snapchat Discover
Are you ready for some football (in Snapchat Discover)? Snapchat and the National Football League have announced an expansion of their original partnership that will include a channel in the app’s Discover area.  The Discover channel will have a variety of specialized content, but will also be a place…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Adolescent depression in girls offset by presence of ‘boomerang father’
A study of the impact of ‘boomerang fathers’ — those who cycle in and out of their children’s lives — found they provided a type of stability in a daughter’s life that staved off her depressive symptoms compared to those adolescent girls whose fathers were completely absent.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
People not technology will drive success of autonomous vehicles
As the world moves closer to autonomous and self-driving vehicles, road safety experts are turning from technology to psychology to better understand the road to safer mobility.
9to5Mac
9to5Toys Last Call: 13″ MacBook Air $950, Brother Laser Printer w/ AirPrint $70, Fantastical 2 for iOS/Mac from $3, 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: littleBits’ new Rule Your Room kit helps kids protect their…
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Samsung has a brand new (but largely the same) Gear VR to go with the Note 7
We’ve been largely impressed by the Gear VR, Samsung’s cut-down, portable, mobile-powered VR headset, and the company has just unveiled a minor upgrade to the headset alongside its new Galaxy Note 7 phablet device… Continue Reading Samsung has a brand new (but largely the same) Gear VR…
The Verge – All Posts
Philips Nitro speakers and headphones bring synesthesia to your living room
Synesthesia is an interesting neurological phenomenon where a response in one sense is interpreted as a response in a different one, such as seeing sounds as colors. On a related note, Philips announced its new Nitro line of speakers and headphones, which all share the ability to light up LEDs in sync…
Techbargains.com
Vizio E55-C2 55in 120Hz LED LCD Smart HDTV $449
Vizio E55-C2 55in 120Hz LED LCD Smart HDTV $449
The Next Web
Snapchat introduces location-based Geostickers
Instagram may be copying Snapchat today, but the latter still has some new tricks up its sleeve. The ephemeral social network today introduced ‘Geostickers,’ which are basically like Geofilters, except… stickers. They’re themed to your current location, and you can resize and move them around just like…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Scientists’ annual physical of planet: ‘Earth’s fever rises’
Earth’s fever got worse last year, breaking dozens of climate records, scientists said in a massive report nicknamed the annual physical for the planet.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
How effective are personalized political ads on Facebook?
In this election year, political advertising on social networking sites such as Facebook is increasingly making use of personalized ads to target specific social media users. The effectiveness of online political microtargeting and the role of “persuasion knowledge” are examined in a new study published…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Substitute teachers and replacement nurses may cause disease to spread faster (Update)
Imagine a nurse who gets the flu while working at a hospital. He goes home to recover—and an uninfected replacement nurse comes in. This kind of substitution happens all the time in the real world—teachers, doctors, firefighters and others with essential societal roles get sick and a substitute comes…
io9
Wait, Does Dental Floss Even Work?
From a very young age, it’s drilled into us that we need to floss daily to prevent gum disease and cavities. But as a recent investigation by the Associated Press reveals, the benefits of dental floss are largely unproven. Read more…
RT – Daily news
Far-right violence against refugee camps boom in Germany despite migrant influx slowdown
German Criminal Police report 665 criminal offences against refugee centers since the start of 2016, with the majority committed by far-right activists. A German rights group says the numbers are worsening, despite the influx of refugees abating. Read Full Article at RT.com
BBC News – World
Spain may face third election in less than year, PM warns
Voters in Spain could face a third trip to the polls in less than a year, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy warns.
The Manual
Our Neighbors to the North: Beard Care Products from Les Industries Groom
Beard Care with Benefits The post Our Neighbors to the North: Beard Care Products from Les Industries Groom appeared first on The Manual.
PCWorld
Future Nexus launcher leaks, showing revamped app drawer and slide-out search bar
Now we know why there were those nagging rumors about Google was killing off the app drawer in the next version of Android.It appears to be happening, but maybe not in the way we might have expected. Android Police showed off what it says are leaks of a new Nexus Launcher. It kills off the omnipresent…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
PSU students design Pickathon concert stage out of wooden 2×4’s
Remember reading about Pickathon, the idyllic and awesome music festival that takes place each summer outside of Portland, Oregon? Well, this year’s gathering is only a few weeks away, and there are a whole bunch of reasons it’s time to get really excited (if you aren’t already) for this great event….
Digital Trends
Instagram Stories is a clear shot across Snapchat’s bow
As the saying goes, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, which could explain Instagram’s new Stories feature. If the name sounds familiar, that is because it is a primary and very popular Snapchat feature. Instagram’s Stories is somewhat similar to Snapchat’s. You can share multiple photos and…
Digital Trends
Bugatti’s Chiron, Vision Gran Turismo concept to appear at Monterey Car Week
The Bugatti Chiron and the Vision Gran Turismo concept that inspired it certainly make a dynamic duo. The two cars will make their first joint appearance later this month during Monterey Car Week. They will appear together at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, which forms the backbone of Monterey…
Digital Trends
Paper fingerprint unlocks murder victim’s phone after 3D printing fails
A team of researchers has managed to unlock a murder victim’s smartphone using a 2D image of his fingerprint. The group was forced to utilize this method after an attempt to gain access to the phone using a 3D-printed reconstruction of the man’s finger failed to get the job done. An image of the victim’s…
Digital Trends
Massive crowdsourced study finds genetic links to depression
Depression is one of the most common mental disorders among American adults, according to the National Institute of Health. And, although it might seem like environmental events cause depressive episodes, growing evidence suggests the condition has much more fundamental origins. Gene-testing company…
Mashable
Jimmy Fallon named as next Golden Globes host
BEVERLY HILLS, California — Jimmy Fallon has been tapped to host the 74th Annual Golden Globes. “We’ve found the best possible host to make the evening really memorable and that’s Jimmy Fallon,” NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said at the network’s Television Critics Association presentation…
Mashable
Warren Buffett and Donald Trump get into a billionaires’ brawl over tax returns
Is this how billionaires fight?  Warren Buffett, the revered investor and third-richest person in the world, has issued a challenge to Republican nominee Donald Trump.  “I will meet him in Omaha or Mar-a-Lago or, he can pick the place, anytime between now and election.” Buffett told a crowd in his…
AZoNano.com – Nanotechnology News Feed
Patterning Monolayer Graphene Nanoribbons with Zigzag Edges
It has become feasible to create a high-quality material – monolayer graphene nanoribbon with zigzag edges – for semiconductors and spintronic devices. Due to their predicted electronic properties,…
AZoNano.com – Nanotechnology News Feed
Nanoparticle Technology Could Help Improve Safety and Efficacy of Biologic Drugs
Nature Nanotechnology has published a new article that shows preclinical results from a study conducted by Selecta Biosciences. Selecta is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that develops…
Slashdot
Firefox 48 Released With Multi-Process Support, Mandatory Add-On Signing
Mozilla on Tuesday released Firefox v48, touted as one of the most important updates the browser has ever received. With the new version, Firefox starts migrating users to using mullti-process threads (e10s, Electrolysis), and it is also the first version to ship with Rust component. In addition, Firefox…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Killings, looting force tens of thousands to flee South Sudan
Tens of thousands of people have fled a fresh outbreak of violence in South Sudan, reporting mass killings, looting and forced recruitment of child soldiers, UN agencies said on Tuesday.
9to5Mac
Review: Could the Syllable D900s be your first affordable, truly wireless earbuds?
As time has gone on and increased reports of Apple’s next iPhone lacking a headphone jack have persisted, I’ve begun to delve deeper into the future of what consumer audio playback on iOS could be. Though headphones have found their way into nearly all levels of the consumer market in the past few…
Mises Institute
Are We Just Like Milton Friedman? Where Austria and Chicago Differ
In this special episode of Contra Krugman, recorded live at Mises University, Bob Murphy and Tom Woods are joined by three other professors: Peter Klein (Baylor University), Lucas Englehardt (Kent State University), and Mark Thornton (Mises Institute). Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama,…
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Scientists seek influence on ‘Brexit ministry’
They hope for an active role in the UK department for exiting the EU.Nature 536 15 doi: 10.1038/536015a
PCWorld
7 things you need to know about Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7
There’s a lot to like in Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 7, which will ship on Aug. 19. The sharp screen is accentuated by a slight curve on the edges that makes the device easy to handle. It has a snappy, 64-bit processor, and it can rock games and virtual reality with the companion Gear VR headset. Samsung’s…
Techbargains.com
Flamant 65cm Anti-burst Exercise Yoga Ball $5.75
Flamant 65cm Anti-burst Exercise Yoga Ball $5.75
io9
People Are Still Constantly Bringing Batarangs on Flights and the TSA Is Annoyed
Most of us can pretty confidently guess what is and isn’t allowed on an airplane. No weapons is a big one. And yet, in recent months though one item that should pretty obviously a “cannot bring on board” item has been consistently been confiscated by the TSA: Batarangs.Read more…
TechCrunch
Google’s AMP project expands beyond news
 Six months after launching AMP for news stories in its mobile search results, Google today announced the next step for the project: moving AMP beyond news and bringing it to other mobile sites, too. Just like with the rollout of AMP pages for news sites, Google is launching a demo site today that will…
Design Milk
A Roman Penthouse That Opens to the Sky
Westway Architects renovated this 180-square-meter (1937 square foot) apartment located in a beautiful residential section of Rome. The new design is open and bright with an almost sculptural quality when it comes to the details. An elongated terrace off the living room isn’t the only outdoor…
Archinect – News
Airbnb turns to urban planning as it looks towards the future of home-sharing
Today, Airbnb is revealing a new division tasked with inventing new futures for the company, called Samara. Airbnb is also unveiling Samara’s first project: a communal housing project designed to revitalize a small town in Japan. That model isn’t meant to be a one-off. After this project, Airbnb will…
Deals
No, You’re Not Seeing Double. 2- and 3-Packs of T-Shirts at ASOS are 20% Off
Two- and three-packs of t-shirts from ASOS are not only a great deal on their own, but with 20% off on top of it, it’s kind of hard to pass up. They also come in a bunch of different styles. One can never have too many t-shirts, in my opinion.Read more…
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How to watch the 2016 Rio Olympics
The summer Olympics are just a few days away, and whether or not you’re a sports fan, chances are you’ll want to keep up with everything that happens in Rio de Janeiro. Thankfully, you’ll have many options to watch this year’s games. But before we te…
BBC News – World
Foreign home buyers face new tax in Vancouver area
A 15% property tax on foreign real estate buyers in Vancouver takes effect in an effort to create more affordable housing in Canada’s most expensive property market.
Mises Institute
Admitting a Weak Economy, the Fed Keeps Rates Low
A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssAdmitting a Weak Economy, the Fed Keeps Rates Low 0 Views 1 hour agoLast week, the Fed’s Federal Open Market Committee announced it would leave the target Federal Funds Rate unchanged. During 2014 and 2015, the Fed repeatedly hinted that it would raise rates…
Mashable
Obama: Trump ‘unfit’ to be president
President Barack Obama on Tuesday laid down perhaps his biggest verbal smackdown of Donald Trump since the famous 2011 White House Correspondents Dinner, though he wasn’t smiling as much this time around.  Obama blasted Trump and other Republican leaders who have not rescinded their endorsements of…
Mashable
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 Iris Scanner lets you pay with your eyes
Samsung just revealed what may be the next step in biometrics.  The company’s Galaxy Note 7, announced at a press event Tuesday, will allow you to complete mobile payments using the phone’s built-in iris scanner. In other words: you’ll be able to buy things with your eyes.  SEE ALSO: Samsung Galaxy…
MakeUseOf
Best PCs for Virtual Reality
In 2016, consumers can choose between two different VR headsets: the Oculus Rift, or a new contender that changed things up: HTC teamed up with Steam VR. But what’s the best machine to power your VR headset? In general, we think you don’t need desktop computers anymore, but these are still your cheapest…
SlashGear
New Pokemon GO bug may transform the Pokemon you catch
Pokemon GO veterans may not want to stop catching those useless Weedles and Caterpies just yet, as a new bug that apparently changes Pokemon after they’ve been caught has surfaced. Unlike the three-step bug, which was just infuriating, this one actually has the potential to be awesome, but then again…
Lifehacker
The Best Exercise Equipment for Your Dorm Room
If you live in a small space, you may think your at-home exercise options are limited to no-equipment, mostly bodyweight workouts. However, a suspension system or a couple of dumbbells can open the door to tons of new exercises without taking up a ton of space or stretching your student budget.http://vitals.lifehacker.com/everything-you…Before…
Techbargains.com
Jackery Giant S 12000mAh 2-USB Battery Charger $17.99
Jackery Giant S 12000mAh 2-USB Battery Charger $17.99
The Verge – All Posts
Windows 10’s Anniversary Update is now available
Microsoft’s Windows 10 Anniversary Update is here and ready to download. The software maker first started testing its Anniversary Update back in December, and now all Windows 10 users get to experience the new features and improvements free of charge. Chief among them is a new Windows Ink feature. Microsoft…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Managing uncertainty: How soil carbon feedbacks could affect climate change
There is more than twice as much carbon in the planet’s soils than there is in its atmosphere, so the loss of even a small proportion of that could have a profound feedback effect on the global climate.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Space scientists observe Io’s atmospheric collapse during eclipse
A Southwest Research Institute-led team has documented atmospheric changes on Io, Jupiter’s volcanically active satellite, as the giant planet casts its shadow over the moon’s surface during daily eclipses.
RT – Daily news
Chicago police body cameras fail to record killing of unarmed black teen
While Chicago Police Department dashboard and body cameras captured enough to suspend three officers involved in the fatal shooting of a black teenager, the camera worn by the officer who killed Paul O’Neal did not record the critical shots, police say. Read Full Article at RT.com
Gizmodo
A Single Bad Fire Season Sent Smoke Halfway Around the Planet
For several months last fall, Indonesia choked under a blanket of smog fueled by one of the worst fire seasons in its history. But smoldering peatlands didn’t limit their pollution to the island nation: they sent smoke halfway across the world.Read more…
ReadWrite
NuTonomy autonomous taxi pilot gets Singapore green light
NuTonomy, an MIT autonomous vehicle spinoff, announced on Monday a new partnership with Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) to expand its autonomous taxi service in the city. We first reported on the pilot program’s existence on April 7, when nuTonomy filed paperwork to expand its “mobility-on-demand”…
Gear Patrol
Bulgari’s New Watch Blurs the Line Between a GMT and a World Timer
A stunning pink-gold watch that also helps tell time around the world in a unique way. …Read More »
Reason.com Full Feed
USC Campus Rape Lawsuit: This Title IX Official’s Vulgar Response Is Unbelievable
A male University of Southern California student expelled for sexual assault appealed the decision on grounds that the adjudication process was wholly inadequate and stacked against him from the start. USC’s Title IX coordinator responded with shocking hostility—bureaucrats don’t like when their authority…
Reason.com Full Feed
“Bulletproof Warrior” Police Training Canceled in Santa Clara
A workshop for Bay Area police officers in Santa Clara (Calif.) called “Bulletproof” was abruptly canceled last week after outcry from local activists who claimed the program “trains cops to be paranoid and to assume everyone is out to get them” and to “shoot first and ask questions later,” according…
Reason.com Full Feed
Rand Paul: Mum on Khan, Trump > Clinton, and as for Gary Johnson—“I signed a document”
Day Five of the Trump vs. Khan saga just received a heavy oxygen blast, as President Barack Obama declared this morning that the GOP nominee is “unfit to serve as president,” and reckoned that Republicans should be asking themselves, “if you are repeatedly having to say in very strong terms that what…
Reason.com Full Feed
In Our Uber-ed Out Future, Cities Won’t Be Covered With Ugly Parking Garages
If Bill Gurley’s right, American cities are about to get a whole lot more free space. That’s because they won’t need as many space-wasting parking lots and eyesore parking garages to store the thousands of cars that sit unused between morning rush hour and its evening counterpart. “This will be the…
PandoDaily
MADD still insists Uber cuts drunk driving rates (forgets to mention hundreds of thousands of dollars it receives from Uber)
There are some nonprofit groups about which it impossible to be cynical. Groups whose name alone renders them impervious to skepticism. Nuns Against Kitten Cancer. Tough to criticize that one. Rainbow Unicorns Against Trump. See also. And of course, Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Rest easy nuns and…
WIRED
An Electrical Fire May Have Sparked a Mini-Volcano in Iraq
An electrical fire under a building in Iraq looks to have created its own mini-volcano. The post An Electrical Fire May Have Sparked a Mini-Volcano in Iraq appeared first on WIRED.
designboom | architecture & design magazine
holovit transforms you into a hologram from the comfort of the living room
the systems offer a multi-dimensional experience that allows users to feel as if the hologram images are real. The post holovit transforms you into a hologram from the comfort of the living room appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Digital Trends
Solo, an electric 3-wheeler, goes on sale in U.S. and Canada in September
How would you like to reduce your carbon footprint to a carbon fingerprint and have a whole lot of fun at the same time? The first, the fingerprint part, is Electra Meccanica‘s claim for the 2017 Solo. The 3-wheel, single-occupant electric car goes on sale September 9, 2016, in Canada and the U.S., according…
GearHungry
Best Made Field Desk
Ok, so you’ll need some sort of surface set it up on. From there on, the Best Made Field Desk will take care of the rest. Designed in collaboration with Gerstner case makers and illustrator/artist Ross MacDonald, this briefcase is made of kiln-dried American cherry that’s fitted with brass hardware and…
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
New consortium to explore use of magnetic skyrmions in data storage (w/video)
New Scientist – Online news
Gas halo flips galaxies from bright young things into has-beens
Deep inside every galaxy is a tug of war between its forming stars and its voracious black hole, and its gas and mass that can make the difference
Dezeen
“Importing staff from overseas is bad for the UK design industry”
Comments update: design education in the UK was the hot topic among readers this week, as industry figures claimed they prefer to hire graduates from overseas during Dezeen’s Brexit design summit, and a survey revealed 25 per cent of architecture students have mental health problems. (more…)
Curbed National
World’s tallest and thinnest observation tower opens in England this week
It’s also the world’s first vertical cable bar The first ever vertical cable car—and controversial structure—is set to open on Thursday, August 4 on the West Pier of the Brighton seafront in England. Billed the “world’s tallest moving observation tower,” the British Airways i360, which was conceived…
Ars Technica
Judge blasts FBI for bugging courthouse, throws out 200 hours of recordings
The bugged courthouse. Redwood City, California. (credit: Jimmy Emerson) The FBI violated the Fourth Amendment by recording more than 200 hours of conversation at the entrance to a county courthouse in the Bay Area, a federal judge has ruled. Federal agents planted the concealed microphones around the…
Physics News
Researchers have clarified the origins of a mechanism responsible for the gradual deformation of concrete
Physics News
New metamaterials can change properties with a flick of a light-switch
Invisibility cloaks have less to do with magic than with metamaterials. These human-engineered materials have properties that don’t occur in nature, allowing them to bend and manipulate light …
Popular Science
Drones Drop Fire Balls To Ignite Extreme Controlled Burns
Environment A new tool to help save the Great Plains The Great Plains are being taken over by shrubs, and the fix may be super-hot controlled fires. But such fires are dangerous to manage, so researchers have created…
Man of Many
Eating on Top of the World – the World’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2016
“There is no sincerer love than the love of food,” asserted famous playwright George Bernard Shaw. He might have been onto something. On the other hand, he obviously wasn’t attuned to our sincere love of gear here at Man of Many. Get with it, will ya Georgie boy!? That’s not to say we don’t love food….
Man of Many
Plume is Intelligent WiFi
Plume aims to make routers obsolete. Let’s face it; routers aren’t that great. Their connection either drops mid-way through a streaming movie or their range doesn’t extend to the far reaches of your home. Plume is a series of small pods that move the router into the cloud. Simply count the number of…
Man of Many
Stock Watches Simplify the Act of Keeping Time
Stock is simplifying the act of keeping time. Watch faces are overcrowded with all the extra arms and numbers that tell obvious details such as the weather when all you really want to know is the time. Stock has done away with all the unnecessary bells and whistles to focus on the time. That’s not to…
Man of Many
An Illustrated Guide to Fries by Blake Lingle
How good are fries! Don’t answer that; it’s a rhetorical question. Fries are amazing, versatile, a delicious snack and the perfect side dish for almost every meal. Blake Lingle, whose fries were recently voted the best in America by the U.S. News & World Report has written a book about them that…
VentureBeat
Founders: These 3 negotiating tactics will get you more for less
GUEST: I once asked Howard Hartenbaum, General Partner at August Capital and StartX Advisor, what the valuation of our company should be for our next round of funding. His answer: “It’s entirely up to your salesmanship.” That statement stuck with me. The worth of our company, measured in millions of…
VentureBeat
How chatbots and A.I. will change the future
GUEST: Imagine if everything around you was connected and A.I.-enabled. Ordering at your favorite restaurants would be as simple as sending them a text. Your dry cleaner would know exactly when to pick up your laundry without you uttering a word. And when you run low on groceries, your refrigerator…
The Next Web
WikiLeaks email dump pushes DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz to resign
Debbie Wasserman Schultz is stepping down as the chair of the Democratic National Committee after a WikiLeaks data dump that proved she and other top democrats colluded against Bernie Sanders. For what it’s worth, Sanders has been calling for her resignation for some time, saying “not only because of…
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Philadelphia’s DNC Protests Expect to be Bigger, Angrier than Cleveland’s RNC Protests
By now you probably know Cleveland’s stint hosting the Republican National Convention (RNC) was full of kumbayas despite the anxiety over the potential for violent unrest which was the order of the day just a week ago. Law enforcement (which included everyone from the Secret Service to the Cleveland…
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Sanders Supporters Push to End Superdelegates, Closed Primaries, Make it Easier for a Trump to Win on the Democratic Side
Bernie Sanders supporters participating in the Democratic National Convention’s rules-making process were interested in abolishing superdelegates and opening up Democratic party primaries to independent and unaffiliated voters. They extracted from the rules committee a proposal for a “unity commission”…
TechCrunch
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