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The Week in iOS Accessories: Look ma! No wires!
Hear’s to you, bud!With the advent of iPhone 7, accessory-makers are rushing to offer their own wireless earphone options. This week’s roundup includes a few more. Read on!BeSoundThe Thunder ($149 MSRP through Indiegogo) noise-cancelling Lightning headphones are popular—the product has quintupled its…
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Sharpshooting nanoparticles hit the target
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Smart material can hunt and snap cancer
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Applying heat to stay on track
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Conformal liquid-metal electrodes for flexible graphene device interconnects
Mises Institute
How I Became an Agent for America’s Most Powerful Cartel
Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssEducationInterventionismValue and ExchangeHow I Became an Agent for America’s Most Powerful Cartel 0 Views For the past thirty or so years I have made a small annual donation to my alma mater, Boston College. I usually earmark a part or all of the donation…
Fast Company
Doppler Labs And The Quest To Build A Computer For Your Ears
Leveraging everything from advanced hardware engineering to AI, this startup wants to give you control over your world’s sounds. Leveraging everything from advanced hardware engineering to AI, this startup wants to give you control over your world’s sounds.I’m trying to listen…
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The SproutsIO smart microgarden nurtures your inner botanist
I’m not good at remembering to water my one houseplant. I know I’m not alone — the phrase “black thumb” exists for a reason. And if some of us can’t even manage something as basic as adding a little H2O regularly, asking those same people to worry about humidity or soil pH for our flora is right out….
RT – Daily news
9 civilians killed in reported airstrike in Libya
At least nine people were killed and 20 injured after military jets reportedly struck civilians near the town of Houn in central Libya. The UN-backed government has denied flying bombing missions in the area. Read Full Article at RT.com
Digital Trends
This guy used fake mobile boarding passes to live in airport lounges for 18 days
A 32-year-old jobless guy from Malaysia recently used his laptop to forge multiple boarding passes so he could sample the delights of executive lounges at Singapore’s main international airport. Raejali Buntut lived at Changi Airport for 18 days from August 21 to September 7 after missing a flight back…
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Detailed molecular structure of silver nanocrystals determined
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
This building has trees growing right through its walls
This charming building in Hue, ancient capital of Vietnam, embraces nature to mitigate the negative effects of urbanization taking place in the area. Cong Sinh Architects bought the existing property and converted it into an office space that has trees growing through its walls. The structure…
Gear Patrol
Staff Favorites: Hayden Coplen, Contributing Writer
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Deals of Note: September 21, 2016
How to save on a Grenson winter boot, a refurbished iPad Air 2 and an approachable book on physics. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Today in Gear: September 21, 2016
A limited-edition camera bag, ultra-accurate watches and an heirloom-worthy shoe-shine kit. …Read More »
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
British roadster prototype addresses rotary engine shortcomings
What Advanced Innovative Engineering (AIE) lacks in creative company naming skill, it makes up for in its passion for advancing rotary engine technology. Its compact, lightweight 650S Wankel engine promises to alleviate problems with rotary design while offering the superior power-to-weight…
BBC News – World
Australian face of youth unemployment ‘made it up’
A Sydney teenager who sparked a nationwide media debate about young people refusing to work reveals she actually has a job.
BBC News – World
The Syrian children working in Turkey’s shoe factories
Dozens of Syrian children work in shoe factories in Gaziantep, southern Turkey. Some of them have been talking about their lives.
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
N. Korea hails ‘successful’ test of new rocket engine
Seoul (AFP) Sept 20, 2016 North Korea has successfully tested a new, high-powered rocket engine, state media said Tuesday, a move Seoul said was designed to showcase its progress towards being able to target the US east coast. The ground test comes less than two weeks after Pyongyang detonated…
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Mars 2020 rover to produce oxygen: NASA
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Sep 21, 2016 NASA’s Mars 2020 rover will not only investigate the Red Planet, searching for evidence of past life on Mars, but it also expected to lay foundations for future human exploration of the planet. One of the mission’s instrument called MOXIE will have a special task,…
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Agreement signed to host Northern Cherenkov Telescope Array
Heidelberg, Germany (SPX) Sep 21, 2016 On 19 September 2016, the Council of the Cherenkov Telescope Array Observatory (CTAO) concluded negotiations with the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC) to host CTA’s northern hemisphere array at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory in La Palma, Spain….
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TsENKI, Roscosmos seal contracts to modernize Baikonur
Moscow (Sputnik) Sep 21, 2016 Russia’s Center for Operation of Space Ground-Based Infrastructure (TsENKI) and Roscosmos state corporation have concluded three contracts worth some 1.8 billion rubles ($28 million at the current exchange rates) to modernize the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan,…
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Stellar activity can mimic misaligned exoplanets
Porto, Portugal (SPX) Sep 21, 2016 The occultation of stellar active regions during the planetary transit can lead to inaccurate estimates of the characteristics of these exoplanets, especially the spin-orbit tilt angle. This was the conclusion of simulations made by a team of astronomers from the…
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Shedding light on Pluto’s glaciers
Paris, France (SPX) Sep 21, 2016 What is the origin of the large heart-shaped nitrogen glacier revealed in 2015 on Pluto by the New Horizons spacecraft? Two researchers from the Laboratoire de meteorologie dynamique show that Pluto’s peculiar insolation and atmosphere favor nitrogen condensation…
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Manned launch of Soyuz MS-02 maybe postponed to Nov 1
Moscow (Sputnik) Sep 21, 2016 Russia has moved the preliminary date of the Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft’s manned launch from September 23 to November 1, Alexander Koptev, a NASA representative with the Russian Mission Control Centre, said Tuesday. On Saturday, a space industry source told RIA Novosti…
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NASA collision avoidance system saves unconscious F-16 Pilot
Edwards AFB CA (SPX) Sep 21, 2016 Two pilots who credit a NASA-supported technology with saving one of their lives during a May training exercise mishap paid a visit to NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, to meet with some of the very engineers responsible for its development….
Latest news
Australian government kicks off AU$23m incubator support program
The federal government has officially launched its AU$23 million support program for Australian startup incubators, focusing on innovation in regional and rural parts of the country.
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Samsung updates NVMe lineup with 2TB 960 Pro and mainstream 960 Evo option
Korean semiconductor giant touts 3,500MBps performance of 960 Pro lineup, while 960 Evo alternative only offers three years warranty.
Modern Interior Design & Furniture – Decoist
Energy Efficient Design at its Inspired Best: Passive House for Greener Lives!
Green design is definitely ‘in’ and has been so for a while now. Offering benefits that go beyond just eco-friendly perks, smart, energy-efficient home design can cut back on your power bills and create a more harmonious interior. Palatine Passive House in Seattle is one such gorgeous house that relies…
PCWorld
Russia has previously tried to influence US elections, says spy chief
Russia has tried to influence U.S. elections since the 1960s during the Cold War, U.S. Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper said Tuesday. It’s not clear whether the interference, which has a long history, aims to influence the outcome of the election or tries to sow seeds of doubt about…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
lagranja design creates a leafy, light-filled office in barcelona
plants line the walls of this trendy, laid back office space in barcelona. The post lagranja design creates a leafy, light-filled office in barcelona appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Self-powered ‘materials that compute’ and recognize simple patterns
Conceptual illustration of pattern recognition process performed by hybrid gel-piezoelectric oscillator system (credit: Yan Fang) University of Pittsburgh researchers have modeled the design of a “material that computes” — a hybrid material, powered only by its own chemical reactions, that can recognize…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
New integration of satellite and terrestrial technologies to manage disaster scenarios
Faurei, Romania (SPX) Sep 19, 2016 Final proof of concept demonstration of Satellite Based Asset Tracking for Supporting Emergency Management in Crisis Operations (SPARTACUS) solutions will take place on the 15th September 2016 at the Romanian Railway Authority Testing Centre in Faurei, Romania….
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Bringing schools and communities online in Africa
Paris (ESA) Sep 19, 2016 ESA is now working with satellite operator Avanti Communications to bring a swathe of new affordable Internet services to more people across sub-Saharan Africa through the Hylas-4 telecom satellite, due for launch next year. Every Child Online, ECO, has been set up…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Can jet fuel be grown on trees?
Acton, Australia (UPI) Sep 19, 2016 Global aviation accounts for 2 percent of man-made carbon emissions. Scientists at the Australian National University are trying to shrink that number by growing jet fuel on trees – specifically, Australia’s eucalyptus trees, also called gum trees. Jets and…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
French firms to gauge impact of Nile dam project
Khartoum (AFP) Sept 20, 2016 Two French engineering companies formally signed a contract in Sudan on Tuesday to conduct environmental impact studies on Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam project on the river Nile, officials said. Artelia and BRL were chosen late last year to carry out technical…
ArchDaily
Trumpf Poland Technology Center / Barkow Leibinger
© David Franck Architects: Barkow Leibinger Location: Warsaw, Poland Architects In Charge: Frank Barkow, Regine Leibinger Area: 3200.0 sqm Project Year: 2016 Photographs:…
Dezeen
Peris + Toral Arquitectes uses scaffolding to create temporary pavilion in Barcelona
Layers of polycarbonate, netting and metal mesh wrap the scaffolding structure of this temporary visitor centre, designed by Peris + Toral Arquitectes for a public square in Barcelona (+ slideshow). (more…)
Slashdot
Wildfire at Vandenberg Air Force Base Threatens ULA, SpaceX Launches
Longtime Slashdot reader Bruce Perens writes: A fire at Vandenberg Air Force Base on the California coast — currently over 10,000 acres in size — has approached the pads used by SpaceX and United Launch Alliance. No structures have been damaged, but power lines have been destroyed. There is about 1000…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Google Trips plots traveler itineraries using an algorithm from 1736
Imagine a traveling salesman with a list of cities he must travel to only once while covering the shortest possible distance, before returning to his starting location. This “traveling salesman problem” has been studied for decades, and its origins can be traced back to a research paper written…
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US launches civil rights probe of Oklahoma police shooting
US authorities have launched a civil rights probe into the police shooting of an unarmed black man in Tulsa, Oklahoma, after video footage of the incident sparked renewed outrage over law enforcement’s treatment of African-Americans.
Mashable
Social media captures aftermath of police shooting in Charlotte, N.C.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Police have shot and killed a black man who they say was armed, at an apartment complex Tuesday, prompting angry street protests late into the night. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department tweeted that demonstrators were destroying marked police vehicles and that approximately…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
NASA’s black female mathematicians hit the big screen
During the era of US racial segregation, a handful of black female mathematicians managed to break social barriers and propel the US space agency to new heights – and soon their story will be a major motion picture.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Mexico police raid sawmills near monarch butterfly refuge
A special Mexican police unit has raided seven sawmills near the monarch butterfly’s mountain sanctuary in a bid to prevent illegal logging threatening the insect’s winter migration, officials said Tuesday.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Company sets October launch date to resupply space station
A space station supply mission by a Virginia company has been pushed back to October.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Some 30 countries to ratify Paris climate accord at UN
At least 30 countries will on Wednesday formally join the Paris agreement on climate change, moving it closer to reality, according to the United Nations.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Researchers identify concussion treatment for persistent cases in children
A new intervention for adolescents with persistent post-concussive symptoms has improved health and wellness outcomes significantly, report investigators. The approach combines cognitive behavioral therapy and coordinated care among providers, schools, patients and families.
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Better, cost-effective depression treatment for teens identified
Depression can create a huge cost burden on patients and institutions, and for teenagers that includes issues like missed school and the costs of healthcare for families. A new study identifies a cost-effective treatment that yields promising results for depressed teens.
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The call of the dung: How flies find their meal
Like many other insects, vinegar flies produce pheromones to call their conspecifics to an interesting food source. A research team has demonstrated in a new study that the flies’ frass also contains these pheromones. Fruits that have been covered by the insects’ fecal excretions seem to be especially…
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Gene therapy for cystic fibrosis lung disease
Gene therapy may be a viable approach for treating or preventing lung disease caused by cystic fibrosis (CF), suggests new research. Working with CF pigs, the researchers have shown that two different virus-based vectors can restore a working version of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator…
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Expanded genetic code is shown phototoxic to cells
Scientists found that the synthetic bases used to increase the number of DNA bases from the four that occur naturally in all organisms to six, also makes cells so sensitive to near-visible ultraviolet light that the light becomes toxic to cells.
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Researchers solve a mystery of early embryonic development
A novel technique has been created to map specific chemical (or “epigenetic”) modifications made to the protein packaging of DNA using a small population of cells. Such epigenetic marks play a central role in the regulation of the genome’s expression.
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Gene discovery in severe epilepsy may offer clues to unique personalized therapies
An international team of researchers who discovered a new gene disorder that causes severe childhood epilepsy leveraged that finding to reduce seizures in two children. The collaborators’ case report reflects the potential of precision medicine — applying basic science knowledge to individualize treatment…
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Eteplirsen approved in US for treatment of duchenne muscular dystrophy
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has decided to grant accelerated approval for eteplirsen, the first disease-modifying drug to treat the most common childhood form of muscular dystrophy.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
The difficulty of predicting an ice-free Arctic
The Arctic is nearing its seasonal sea ice minimum this month, but predicting exactly when the region will see its first ice-free summer may be more difficult than previously believed, according to the results of new research.
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‘False’ biosignatures may complicate search for ancient life on Earth, other planets
Self-assembling carbon microstructures could provide new clues — and new cautions — in efforts to identify microbial life preserved in the fossil record, both on Earth and elsewhere in the solar system, report scientists.
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Video games can have lasting impact on learning
A computer-based brain training program helps improve student performance in reading and math — in some cases even more than individualized tutoring, according to a new study.
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Earthquakes, ‘Mars-quakes,’ and the possibility of life
A new study shows that rocks formed by the grinding together of other rocks during earthquakes are rich in trapped hydrogen — a finding that suggests similar seismic activity on Mars may produce enough hydrogen to support life.
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New treatment for depressed smokers trying to quit
Why is quitting smoking particularly difficult for depressed people? Researchers are now testing a new smoking cessation treatment combining medication and behavioral activation therapy targeted at this population.
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Research finally reveals reason for perplexing red skin disease
There aren’t any effective treatments for the disease with the hard-to-pronounce-name, ichthyosis. The rare and perplexing genetic disease causes skin to be disfigured by redness and dark scales across one’s entire body. Now, for the first time, new research has found the reason that the disease causes…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Chinese Elm trees linked to increased fall pollen counts in Atlanta
An increasing pollen count during the fall pollen bloom may correspond with a growing presence of Ulmus parvifolia or Chinese Elm trees, according to a study focused on changing pollen trends in Atlanta.
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Feeding babies egg and peanut may prevent food allergy, study suggests
Feeding babies egg and peanut may reduce their risk of developing an allergy to the foods, finds a new study.
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Soil management may help stabilize maize yield in the face of climate change
How will we feed our growing population in the face of an increasingly extreme climate? Many experts suggest the answer lies in breeding novel crop varieties that can withstand the increases in drought, heat, and extreme rainfall events predicted in the not-too-distant future. But breeding is only part…
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New report examines how Medicare shared savings program can affect radiology practices
A new study examines how the incentives in an alternative payment model (APM) – the Accountable Care Organization Shared Savings Program (ACO SSP) – might influence cost, quality, utilization and technological investment for radiology practices.
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Do these genes make me lonely? Study finds loneliness is a heritable trait
Loneliness is linked to poor physical and mental health, and is an even more accurate predictor of early death than obesity. To better understand who is at risk, researchers conducted the first genome-wide association study for loneliness — as a life-long trait, not a temporary state. They discovered…
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Genetic ‘switch’ identified as potential target for Alzheimer’s disease
An important part of the machinery that switches on a gene known to protect against Alzheimer’s Disease has been discovered by a team of scientists.
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Inexpensive semiconducting organic polymers can harvest sunlight to split carbon dioxide into alcohol fuels
Chemists have been the first to demonstrate that an organic semiconductor polymer called polyaniline is a promising photocathode material for the conversion of carbon dioxide into alcohol fuels without the need for a co-catalyst.
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Gut bacteria differ between obese, lean youth
Children and teenagers who are obese have different microorganisms living in the digestive tract than their lean counterparts, according to a new study.
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Chemical exposure linked to lower vitamin D levels
Exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) and other endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) may reduce levels of vitamin D in the bloodstream, according to a new study.
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Removing cellular bookmarks smooths the path to stem cells
Cells use specific proteins that help the cell remember what collection of genes needs to be turned on again after cell division. Removing these transcriptional bookmarks may be a key to better reprogramming of human fibroblasts to create induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPSCs.
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Testosterone may explain sex difference in knee injury rates
The predominance of the hormone testosterone in males may explain why women are up to 10 times more likely than men to injure the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in their knees, new research suggests following a mice study.
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New explanation offered for symptoms of fragile X syndrome
A new explanation for some of the symptoms of fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited cause of intellectual disability, has been proposed by researchers. Their explanation suggests new targets for treatment.
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Companies use instincts to elicit behavior from consumers, employees
The obvious strategy for a clothing retailer is to have as much product on the sales floor as possible to yield high sales. The clothing needs to be available to be bought, right?
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Fungus in humans identified for first time as key factor in Crohn’s disease
A fungus has been identified as a key factor in the development of Crohn’s disease, an international team of researchers has identified for the first time.
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Research explores thermoelectric screen printing
Flexible thermoelectric devices are especially attractive for waste heat recovery along contoured surfaces and for energy harvesting applications to power sensors, biomedical devices and wearable electronics – an area experiencing exponential growth. However, obtaining low-cost, flexible and efficient…
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Making catalysts smarter
The industrial catalysts of the future won’t just speed up reactions, they’ll control how chemical processes work and determine how much of a particular product is made.
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Can nicotine protect the aging brain?
Everyone knows that tobacco products are bad for your health. However, according to research, it turns out the nicotine itself–when given independently from tobacco–could help protect the brain as it ages, and even ward off Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s disease.
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Trial offers hope of a treatment for spinal muscular atrophy
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a leading genetic cause of child death. Existing proposed treatments require injection direct into the spine, a barrier to widespread use. Pip6a-PMO can be injected into a vein – a simpler and safer method – report investigators. In SMA-affected mice, a single dose of…
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First results from world’s biggest body scanning project
Data from the first 5,000 UK Biobank participants taking part in the world’s largest health imaging study has been released for health researchers worldwide to use in their own research. Researchers unearthed some rather complicated patterns of correlation. For example, one pattern links brain imaging…
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Examining mitochondrial DNA may help identify unknown ancestry that influences breast cancer risk
Genetic testing of mitochondrial DNA could reveal otherwise unknown ancestry that can influence a person’s risk for certain types of breast cancer, a new study finds.
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A protein in mosquito spit can keep Dengue virus in check
Mosquito saliva influences transmission of viruses to a bitten mammalian host. For example, it contains factors that dampen the host immune response and so facilitate infection. A study reports on a saliva protein with the opposite effect: D7, a protein present in Aedes aegypti saliva, binds to Dengue…
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WMO rules on longest distance and longest duration lightning flashes
Experts have established two new world records for the longest reported distance and the longest reported duration for a single lightning flash in, respectively, Oklahoma (United States of America) and southern France. The lightning flash over Oklahoma in 2007 covered a horizontal distance of 321 kilometers…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects design a sustainable new benchmark for Stavanger
Located near Stavanger Central Station and adjacent to the future “Tivoliparken” city park, the 18,170-square-meter tower occupies a highly visible site, and is thus designed to interweave with the urban fabric. The building is accessible on three sides and its main entrance, which faces the future green…
Techbargains.com
Hammock Hanging Rope Chair Porch Swing $29.99
Hammock Hanging Rope Chair Porch Swing $29.99
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Aller-Ease Cotton Hypoallergenic Allergy Protection Body Pillow (20″ x 54″) $9.27
Aller-Ease Cotton Hypoallergenic Allergy Protection Body Pillow (20″ x 54″) $9.27
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Mercedes delivers Urban eTruck for heavy duty electric trucking
The idea of running a fully-electric truck might have been a pipe dream just 10, or even five years ago, but the days where freight can be carted around urban routes by quiet, clean vehicles are creeping closer. Having teased a heavily camouflaged prototype earlier this year, Mercedes has unveiled…
Techbargains.com
Evenflo AMP High Back Car Seat Booster (Blue Angles) $28.97
Evenflo AMP High Back Car Seat Booster (Blue Angles) $28.97
Digital Trends
Apple has filed a patent for a paper bag, really
Is Apple running out of ideas for things to patent? Whereas it usually sticks to tech-related stuff in its patent filings – among them a wraparound smartphone display, an all-touch haptic keyboard, a trackpad-compatible stylus, a tablet cover with a built-in screen, VR goggles, and a way to censor songs…
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Titanic clash over CRISPR patents turns ugly
Accusations of impropriety feature in escalating dispute.Nature 537 460 doi: 10.1038/537460a
TechCrunch
OurCrowd raises another $72M to build out its equity crowdfunding platform
 OurCrowd, the crowdfunding platform that gives backers equity in the companies they support, today announced that it has raised $72 million in a Series C round of funding, and expects the final figure to be closer to $100 million. Half of the capital will be used to build out its offices globally and…
Well Spent.
These Shoes Are Made from Toxic Gas
Dubbed the “shoe without a footprint,” NRG Energy has debuted a new sneaker prototype made from the gaseous waste emitted by power plants. Created to demonstrate the potential of the NRG-sponsored Carbon XPrize Competition, the prototype was made by 10xbeta, a product management firm that captured and…
The Verge – All Posts
Opera’s free VPN is now available in its main desktop browser
VPNs or virtual private networks are services that re-route your traffic through different countries. They’re good if you want a little more anonymity or are trying to find your way around geoblocks, but they usually cost money. Not in Opera’s latest browser, though. After testing out a built-in VPN…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Smart Helmet lets you chat to fellow riders up to half a mile away
Over the years, bike helmets have become more than just a means of protecting a rider’s head, helping to keep cyclists informed about their surroundings, signaling turns and playing headbanging tunes, for example. Pulling across some features from its line of smart motorcycle helmets, Sena…
Cool Tools
Reynolds Wrap Non-Stick Foil
Reynolds Wrap Non-Stick Foil is a tool that has been in my cooking tool box for more years than I can remember. While this specialty product has limited applications, I have so far found three highly satisfying uses; roasting vegetables, reheating pizza, and covering a cheese topped casserole for baking….
RT – Daily news
Oil rebounds on possibility of ‘formal’ freeze talks meeting
The informal talks next week in Algeria to cap output by the world’s biggest oil producers may turn into a formal meeting, according to the host. The news helped crude prices recover after Tuesday’s losses. Read Full Article at RT.com
The Next Web
Kind-hearted Pokémon Go players save stranded gran
When Sheila Daintith’s 91-year old mother tried to pick up a piece of litter that had strayed into her drive, the nonagenarian found herself tumbling to the ground. At her age, it could have been disastrous. Thankfully, two Pokémon Go players stumbled upon the fallen pensioner and raised the alarm. According…
RT – Daily news
2 US supersonic bombers fly over S. Korea in warning to Kim Jong-un
The US Air Force has flown two supersonic bombers over South Korea in a show of force towards North Korea. This is the second time in just over a week that the B-1B Lancer bombers have flown over the South’s airspace. Read Full Article at RT.com
Newswise: SciNews
In Rotating Galaxies, Distribution of Normal Matter Precisely Determines Gravitational Acceleration
Researchers have found a significant new relationship in spiral and irregular galaxies: the acceleration observed in rotation curves tightly correlates with the gravitational acceleration expected from the visible mass only. The discovery may alter the understanding of dark matter and the internal dynamics…
RT – Daily news
US lawmakers lock horns over bid to block $1.15bn arms sale to Saudis
The vote on a resolution to block a massive sale of tanks, guns and other military equipment worth $1.15 billion to Saudi Arabia, has driven a wedge among US lawmakers, some calling Riyadh a “good ally,” others saying its conduct in Yemen is unacceptable. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The iPhone 7 is expensive for Apple, too
You think that Jet Black finish comes cheaply? It turns out the iPhone 7 isn’t just breaking the bank for smartphone buyers – it’s costing Apple a pretty penny too.A teardown by IHS Market estimates the overall component cost of the iPhone 7 to be $224.80, a price that also includes basic manufacturing…
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Music industry is finally making money from streaming (even if artists aren’t)
The music business isn’t the most stable of industries. Back in 2000 consumers worldwide started ditching their CDs and began downloading music instead, sparking a decline in music revenues that has lasted almost two decades. Now though, after years of decline, revenues from music are finally starting…
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Virtually race against friends on Nautilus’ latest treadmill
When I’m running, topless, in my high-rise New York apartment, I often wonder: what are my friends doing? Are they on a treadmill right now? And if they are, why don’t we just run together, properly, outdoors? I joke of course. Outside is dangerous….
Cool Hunting
Buy: Dovecote Rug
Inspired by the dovecotes of India’s Mughal architecture, this geometric rug is one of five just launched from Block Shop. The bold structure of the pattern is offset somewhat by the subtle gray and cream coloration, making it a piece that will standout…… …
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Physics World Special Report: China
Find out about the challenges and opportunities for physicists in the world’s most populous country
TechCrunch
Former Battlefield finalist Photomath’s app can now solve your handwritten math problems
 Learning any new subject can be challenging — for many students, that subject is math. Fortunately, Photomath is here to help. Photomath, a finalist in the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Europe 2014, is an app that solves complex math problems using your smartphone’s camera. Since Disrupt, Photomath…
Mashable
10 underrated movies you might have totally missed
The year 2014 may seem pretty far away in the rear-view mirror, but it produced some real movie gems. Did you miss any of these?  Subscribe to CineFix for more videos: https://www.youtube.com/c/cinefix  Read more…More about Mashable Video, 2014, Entertainment, Movies, and Movie Lists
ArchDaily
Erik Giudice Architecture Releases Proposal for Sustainable Transit Station Inspired by Matchsticks
Courtesy of Erik Giudice Architecture Erik Giudice Architecture has released its proposal for a transit station at Södra Munksjön, in Jönköping, Sweden, a design that was created as an entry for the station area ideas competition, which recruited four firms to create a new station as a part…
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Bruker Introduces Complete Commercial AFM-Based SECM Solution
RT – Daily news
Military force alone against ISIS will just push it to Africa or Asia – MPs
The success of airstrikes against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Iraq and Syria may be undermined unless military force is coupled with political progress in the region, a committee of MPs has warned. Read Full Article at RT.com
VentureBeat
Amazon’s Alexa Fund leads $5.6 million round for smart home startup Nucleus
Amazon’s Alexa Fund led a $5.6 million funding round for Alexa-enabled home intercom system Nucleus, the startup announced today. Enabled by Wi-Fi, Nucleus lets you use voice or video in the home to chat with other Nucleus devices or with Nucleus iOS and Android apps around the world. Nucleus intercoms…
VentureBeat
Microsoft raises dividend, plans $40 billion share buyback
(Reuters) – Microsoft Corp on Tuesday raised its quarterly dividend by 8 percent and said it would buy back up to $40 billion as part of a new share repurchase program. The company raised its dividend to 39 cents per share, up 3 cents from the previous quarter. The technology giant last raised its…
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D.light raises $22.5 million to push its solar-powered products into more off-grid communities
D.light, a for-profit social enterprise that sells solar-powered products, has raised $22.5 million in funding to push its wares into more off-grid communities around the world. Founded in 2006, D.light manufactures and distributes a range of solar lighting products, including the D30 bundle, which…
RT – Daily news
FSB mulls total real-time decoding of Russian web traffic – report
Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) intends to implement a technical system that would allow decoding all Russian internet traffic in real time and scanning it for keywords indicating potential threats, a popular business daily reports. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Fish recorded singing dawn chorus on reefs just like birds
Underwater recordings of vocal fish off the Australian coast reveal an ocean choir composed of at least seven distinct choruses
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Scientists to use underwater holographic microscope to research Indian river lagoon
A group of scientists with FAU Harbor Branch are creating technology that will allow them to view – in 3-D – the millions of microscopic creatures and particles that populate bodies of water, including the Indian River Lagoon (IRL), thanks to funding provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
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Detailed molecular structure of silver nanocrystals determined
Structural chemist and chemical crystallographer Dr Alison Edwards has contributed to the characterisation of two large, complex silver nanoclusters of 136 and 374 atoms as part of an international collaboration led by researchers from Xiamen University in China.
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Skulpt measures muscle quality and fat levels in an instant
If you’re looking to go beyond the standard fitness tracker, there are a growing number of specialist devices now available for quantifying just about every aspect of your existence. Skulpt just launched version 2 of its muscle tone and fat monitor at the Interbike expo in Las Vegas this week,…
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Study measures effects of congestion on access to jobs by car
New research from the Accessibility Observatory at the University of Minnesota estimates the impact of traffic congestion on access to jobs for the 50 largest (by population) metropolitan areas in the United States.
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Despite multicolor camouflage, cuttlefish, squid and octopus are colorblind
Researchers at The University of Queensland have established that colourful coastal cephalopods are actually colourblind – but can still manage to blend beautifully with their surroundings.
PCWorld
How LG uses fuzzy math to label some of its LCD TVs as 4K
Even in an industry that rounds up 3840 pixels to 4000 pixels to market TVs as “4K,” it’s alarming that a major tech manufacturer would blur that definition even further. That manufacturer is LG Electronics, and the TVs in question are LG’s 6100-, 6500-, and 6800-series LCD models, which rolled out this…
RT – Daily news
Tourists from China biggest spenders overseas in 2015
When it comes to traveling and spending abroad Chinese tourists can’t be beat. The World Tourism Cities Federation (WTCF) says $215 billion was spent by Chinese travelers last year, which is 17 percent of global travel expenses. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Want a new slim PS4? Tesco has the cheapest deal going
If you’re looking for the cheapest possible way to get yourself the new slimmer PS4 then you’re in luck: Tesco is currently offering £25 off the console with the use of promotional code TDX-HTNK. With an original price tag of £249, the £25 saving brings the price of the 500GB version of the console down…
How-To Geek
10 Features Only Available in Windows 10 Enterprise (and Education)
You can upgrade to the Professional edition of Windows 10 to get advanced features like BitLocker encryption, but many features aren’t available to normal Windows users. Some only exist in the Enterprise and Education editions of Windows, which require a volume-licensing agreement or monthly subscription…
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mode:lina creates surprisingly spacious micro-studio in poland
the flat incorporates the owner’s living room, office, kitchen, bedroom and washroom, and even manages to include a secret hiding spot for his six year old son. The post mode:lina creates surprisingly spacious micro-studio in poland appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Abu Dhabi bid sets astounding new low price for solar power
Just one month after the price of solar power in Chile dropped to half the cost of coal, a new record low price has already been established. A solar plant in Abu Dhabi fetched a bid of just 2.42 cents per kilowatt hour, edging out Chile’s previous record of 2.91 cents. The new price, offered by a consortium…
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Tracking lions and protecting cattle from attack
It can take days on safari to track the lions inside protected areas, but when Dr Neil Jordan’s team finds an adult wandering by itself they act fast.
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BIG and Fiberline reveal manufacturing process behind Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2016
Movie: Dezeen goes behind the scenes at the factory where the fibreglass blocks that comprise BIG’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion were made in this exclusive video produced for material manufacturer Fiberline. (more…)
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The basic units of the olfactory system in the fly brain provide references to their function and ecological relevance
Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, Germany, have now quantified and mapped the functional units of the olfactory center in the brains of vinegar flies responsible for the perception of odors. They found out that the so-called olfactory glomeruli in the antennal lobe,…
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We need clear rules to avoid a real Star Wars in outer space
When the world’s first artificial satellite, Sputnik I, was launched on October 4, 1957, it heralded the need for legal regulation of the exploration and use of outer space.
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Nasa scientists find ‘impossible’ cloud on Titan—again
The puzzling appearance of an ice cloud seemingly out of thin air has prompted NASA scientists to suggest that a different process than previously thought—possibly similar to one seen over Earth’s poles—could be forming clouds on Saturn’s moon Titan.
PCWorld
5 awesome Android widgets for a more useful home screen
Most of the home-screen widgets you’ll find for Android devices are little more than glorified shortcuts to your various apps—or, if you’re lucky, they’ll offer up recent (but often useless) headlines and updates.Dig a little deeper, though, and you’ll find some truly awesome Android widgets that’ll…
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Google and other tech titans pledge to help refugees
Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and other big tech corporations have joined hands with the White House to help refugees across the globe. They were among the members of the private sector that answered the president’s Call to Action back in June. Now, the administration has published the complete…
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Reef fish see colours that humans can’t
Researchers at The University of Queensland have established that reef fish see colours that humans cannot.
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Acoustic resonator device paves the way for better communication
Yale researchers have developed a high-frequency version of a device known as an acoustic resonator that could advance the field of quantum computing and information processing.
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List of candidates for French right-wing presidential primary unveiled
Election authorities on Wednesday unveiled a list of seven candidates competing for France’s conservative presidential nomination, a race that is widely expected to become a duel between ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy and Bordeaux Mayor Alain Juppé.
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In exploring the ‘now,’ new book links flow of time with Big Bang
A simple question from his wife – Does physics really allow people to travel back in time? – propelled physicist Richard Muller on a quest to resolve a fundamental problem that had puzzled him throughout his 45-year career: Why does the arrow of time flow inexorably toward the future, constantly creating…
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AT&T’s Project AirGig aims to deliver broadband anywhere there are power lines
In many rural parts of the world, there are few, if any, choices when it comes to broadband providers. The issue for many broadband firms is that the layout to run the needed cabling to serve rural communities can’t always be offset by the number of subscribers that the company might gain. AT&T has…
Digital Trends
3 ways social media is warping politics more than ever
Presidential elections are a lot like the Olympics. They happen every four years, we get super interested in them for a short period of time, and then once they are done we forget about them and get back to our lives. The Olympics were a month ago. What do you remember? Ryan Lochte for all the wrong…
BBC News – World
Is the battle to retake Mosul imminent?
The BBC’s Chief International Correspondent, Lyse Doucet spoke with Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.
RT – Daily news
Woman who duped friend into sex by posing as man and using fake penis appeals sentence
A woman who was jailed for conning her female friend into having sex by impersonating a man and instructing the friend to wear a blindfold while using a prosthetic penis during intercourse will appeal her prison sentence. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Stella Matutina Museum / L´Atelier
© Hervé Douris Architects: L´Atelier Location: Saint-Leu, Reunion Project Year: 2015 Photographs: Hervé Douris Client: Région Réunion (operational monitoring: management of buildings…
WIRED
The Government’s Top Financial Regulator Is Investigating ExxonMobil
If the SEC gets the goods on Exxon, its sanctions could affect the way publicly-traded companies account for the costs of climate change. The post The Government’s Top Financial Regulator Is Investigating ExxonMobil appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Why the World Can’t Quit Dots, the Brilliantly Designed Non-Game
Although the game is three years old, it remains popular and has of late appeared in everything from magazines to promotional videos to fashion shows. The post Why the World Can’t Quit Dots, the Brilliantly Designed Non-Game appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
The Burning Beauty of Solar Energy in the Nevada Desert
That huge solar array you see flying over Nevada is even more amazing from the ground. The post The Burning Beauty of Solar Energy in the Nevada Desert appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
As Elections Loom, Officials Debate How to Protect Voting From Hackers
With elections a few weeks away, government officials and lawmakers are debating whether to classify voting systems as critical infrastructure. The post As Elections Loom, Officials Debate How to Protect Voting From Hackers appeared first on WIRED.
BBC News – World
Cracking contraptions: The man who makes crazy machines
Videos of inventor Joseph Herscher’s machines have been viewed millions of times.
RT – Daily news
China to create world’s No.2 steelmaker
Two of China’s largest steel manufacturers have announced merger plans that will create the world’s second-largest producer. The move is expected to improve efficiency in a sector currently struggling with oversupply. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Winnebago launches Ford Transit-based Paseo camper van
Winnebago continues to build its reputation for camper vans. It’s already established itself as an American camper van leader with its line of campers built atop vans from Mercedes and Ram. Now it introduces the all-new Paseo, a Ford Transit-based camper combining comfy living space with EcoBoost-powered…
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Pathogens, insects in line to cause widespread post oak decline
In the lush green landscape of a season with plentiful rain, memories of the record Texas drought of 2011 could fade. But hundreds of calls, emails and tree samples sent to the Texas Plant Diagnostic Lab in College Station tell a different story.
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Applying photonics to electronic warfare challenges
Photonics, the technology that helps drive today’s telecommunications systems, offers major advances in the area of signal transmission. Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) are adapting optical techniques from the photonics telecom arena to enhance U.S. electronic warfare (EW) capabilities.
TechCrunch
DailyRounds is a social network/medical journal for doctors
 DailyRounds, a service for doctors that combines elements of a social network and a medical journal, has landed undisclosed funding led by venture capital giant Accel. Beenos, Powerhouse Ventures and Aksua Holdings are participated in the deal, which follows a $500,000 seed round raised last year. Read…
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Software to transform ship maintenance
Researchers from the University of Southampton are to develop software that can monitor the equipment, fuel and energy performance of a ship at sea.
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The pursuit of microscopic drugs that can be tracked as they fight cancer
Microscopic drug molecules could soon be sent into the body to fight disease and their journey tracked using photo-acoustic imaging, after researchers developed a smart material that can locate and image cancer sites inside tissues.
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Fish against monster worms
Eunice aphroditois, also known as the Bobbit worm, buries its long body deep in the sand, leaving only its powerful jaws protruding above the surface. It uses these to grab hold of unsuspecting prey and drag it down into its burrow within a fraction of a second. Biologists from Basel University have…
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MYKITA Shades Are Original, Will Protect Your Eyes From The Sun
Tired of Wayfarers, Clubmasters, and Aviators? You’re not the only one. Instead of going to the ol’ reliable font of Sunglasses which is Ray-Bans, perhaps you should … Read More
New Scientist – Online news
When art and technology pull each other to bits
The marriage between art and technology came apart at this year’s Ars Electronica festival in Linz, Austria, finds Simon Ings
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To understand the oceans’ microbes, follow function, not form
A University of British Columbia mathematician may have discovered a key to understanding the constantly changing distribution of microbial species in the world’s oceans—classify microorganisms by their biochemical function, rather than by their taxonomy.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Receptor tyrosine kinases control mechanosensors
Researchers at the Mechanobiology Institute (MBI) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have identified a role of receptor tyrosine kinases in the regulation of the cellular mechanosensory machinery, which has relevance for understanding the basis of cancerous growth and developmental abnormalities….
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Boosted Boards 2.0 Electric Skateboards Take You Farther, Faster
Remember Boosted Boards? If you’ve been reading inStash for the better part of a year-and-a-half then you might. Last time we wrote about them, they had just … Read More
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Carbo Tenore Headphones Are Only $38, Pump Out $380 Quality Sound
If you’re an audiophile then you probably don’t believe that any earbuds that don’t cost at least several hundred dollars can even sound remotely good. You’d be … Read More
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Blow Funky Smoke Bubbles With Monkey O
If you’re not 18, then you should probably close out this tab. That’s because we’re going to be talking about Monkey O, a one-of-a-kind toy that helps … Read More
Dezeen
Michael Iveson builds bubble-wrap corridor inside The Averard Hotel in London
Bubble-wrap partitions reveal the former layout of a derelict west London hotel as part of an installation by UK artist Michael Iveson (+ slideshow). (more…)
Macworld
The difference between backing up an iPhone to iCloud and iTunes
Recently I was hiking in the Adirondacks with my iPhone in my pocket when I got caught in a torrential rain storm. I’m not a crazy case guy, so, as is always the, uh…, case, my iPhone was naked. I didn’t think was a problem. I had on a killer Patagonia rain jacket that was supposed to be completely…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
MASS design group’s haiti cholera treatment center profiled in new documentary
six years after the devastating earthquake, a new documentary tells the story of how MASS used architecture to help heal the community. The post MASS design group’s haiti cholera treatment center profiled in new documentary appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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LeoLabs to build space-tracking radar at Texas spaceport
LeoLabs Inc., a Silicon Valley startup preparing to build a worldwide network of phased-array radars to detect and track objects in low Earth orbit, plans to install a radar at Texas’ Midland International Air and Space Port, according to a Sept. 13 announcement. Low Earth orbit is expected to get more…
Digital Trends
Google Maps now shows you just how inaccurate your phone’s compass is
Google Maps, the venerable digital navigator that manages to keep even the least-oriented among us on track, gives pretty good directions. But what it doesn’t do is give accurate cardinal directions, largely thanks to the inconsistency of smartphone magnetometers. Indeed, any six phones of the same model can give…
TG Daily
How to Protect Your Apps and Private Photos Using an Applocker and Gallery Vault
Most smartphones do not protect your privacy by default.
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State of the World’s Science 2016
Governmental manipulation of news; scientists who won’t speak about their work; and research the public never sees — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Hacked furniture makes flexible living spaces for young adults returning to parental nest
This design project explores how to adapt spaces for grown children moving back in with their parents.
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You Smell Sick: Detecting Illness by Scent
Scientists are racing to create tests that can identify illness via odors in patients’ sweat, breath and urine — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Musicians Hacked Together New Instruments Out of Tattoos and Chess Boards
Rapper Tiggs Da Author triggers samples via a purpose-made electronic cuff. Image: Victoria Turk/MotherboardWhy play a keyboard when you could tap a tune out on your own arm or remix a track by playing chess?This weekend, musicians combined forces with coders at a London hackathon designed to create…
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What ABC’s New TV Series ‘Speechless’ Can Tell Us About ‘Voice’
Image: ABCThere’s a lot of talk about the new ABC family sitcom Speechless, which premieres tonight. It marks the first time a network show will feature a lead character who uses an augmentative and alternative communication system (or AAC, as speech-language pathologists call it) instead of oral speech…
Macworld
Why Apple didn’t ditch the headphone jack just to help sell wireless Beats
At first glance, Apple’s removal of the 3.5mm audio jack on the newest iPhone 7 seems like a way to boost sales of the wireless headphones. And it just so happens that Apple also owns the largest maker of wireless headphones in the world, Beats. But if Apple wanted to boost sales of Beats, the company…
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Downloads: Download of the day: Any Video Converter Free
Any Video Converter Free is an amazing downloading and conversion toolkit so comprehensive, it’s hard to believe it’s free. You can rip files from discs, download them from YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Dailymotion and more, apply filters and effects, then save or burn them to DVD in virtually any format.Videos…
PCWorld
Will robots help or harm? It’s time for ‘big thinking,’ AI experts warn
Robots have considerable potential to make human lives better, but only if humans start doing some “big thinking” now about how to ensure that AI’s effect is beneficial. That was the view of artificial intelligence experts during a panel discussion on the topic Tuesday at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum…
PCWorld
The state of 4K gaming: What you need to know, from pricing to performance needs
4K gaming started life as a hobby for the one percent and, well, you still need a beast of a PC to push all those pixels. Fortunately, in the fast-paced world of technology, today’s elite options trickle down to tomorrow’s mainstream hardware in the blink of an eye. Over the past few months, new graphics…
Lifehacker
The Shift in Mindset That Will Help You Get Out of Debt
Getting out of debt isn’t easy, and while there’s plenty of practical advice to help, the psychological toll is a huge, often-overlooked obstacle. When you feel utterly powerless against debt, it only makes the process more difficult. While it takes money to get the job done, shifting your mindset to…
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Environmental stress enhances the effects of pollutants
Each and every organism on Earth is exposed to the influence of various environmental conditions and of other living organisms. These factors can trigger stress and make the living organism more vulnerable to external influences. A team headed by researchers from the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental…
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Multi stimuli-responsive nanocapsules selectively deliver drugs to exactly where they are needed
A nanoparticle-based drug delivery system that can sense and respond to different conditions in the body, as well as to an externally applied magnetic field, could enhance doctors’ ability to target drugs to specific sites of disease.
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Dropbox’s Mac app is now clearer about what it can access
After concerns were raised over how its app had gained elevated privileges on users’ Macs, Dropbox moved quickly to put people’s minds at rest. Desktop developer Ben Newhouse acknowledged that some design decisions made it look like it was circumvent…
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Protein production in differentiating stem cells is more complex than previously thought
Tweaks in the sequence of messenger RNAs (mRNAs) can influence their rate of protein production, A*STAR researchers have shown. This process is important for how embryonic stems cells (ESC) differentiate into other tissue types.
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Islamic banking lends advantage to financial institutions
Researchers at the Universities of Birmingham and Brighton studied a merger that took place in Bahrain, between an Islamic bank and a conventional bank in the wake of financial crises that rocked the world between 2007 and 2009.
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Compound boosts contrast of photoacoustic images
An agent for enhancing the contrast of photoacoustic imaging—an emerging imaging modality that involves ‘listening’ to the sound generated by laser light—has been developed by A*STAR researchers.
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Supreme Court Picks: New at Reason
The next president could choose up to five new Supreme Court justices. John Stossel writes: “Gridlock is a feature, not a bug,” says Ilya Shapiro, editor-in-chief of the Cato Institute’s Supreme Court Review journal. “The founding system was not to make government more efficient. It was meant to…
TG Daily
Is Property Still The Best Place To Invest?
Property prices have come down in recent months, which might make one nervous about investing their money but…
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Artificial intelligence helps in the discovery of new materials
With the help of artificial intelligence, chemists from the University of Basel in Switzerland have computed the characteristics of about two million crystals made up of four chemical elements. The researchers were able to identify 90 previously unknown thermodynamically stable crystals that can be regarded…
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Researchers demonstrate hyperspectral imaging for multiphoton microscopy
Traditionally, the study of diseases at the molecular level has required scientists to extract cells and tissues from animal models and then look for clues in the samples that can determine the mechanisms underlying the disease and driving its progression. According to Chris B. Schaffer, associate professor…
Mashable
UK and Ireland are now awash with Trump-themed urinals
LONDON — Times of great political upheaval tend to inspire great works of art. Take, for example, Benjamin Franklin’s famous political cartoon Join, or Die or the noted works by British graffiti artist Banksy.  In light of the mounting tension created by the upcoming presidential election in the U.S.,…
TechCrunch
Gametime raises $20 million to sell last-minute, textable tickets to sporting events and concerts
 Gametime has raised $20 million in venture funding for an app that allows people to find and buy tickets to a nearby concert or sporting event at the last minute, and even up to a half-hour after a game begins. Evolution Media Partners led Gametime’s Series B round, joined by GV, Stanford’s StartX…
Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
This AT-AT Organizer Has A Clever Way To Handle Your Charging Cables
The AT-AT Multi Stand from Premium Bandai is a 1/72-scale replica of the AT-ATs from The Empire Strikes Back‘s Hoth battle scene, and it features plenty of hidden compartments (like a pen holder, coin slot, and a few different drawers) that are ideal for holding all of the odds and ends that clutter…
ArchDaily
This Self-Build Concrete Block System Reduces Construction Time by 50%
Courtesy of CONACYT An emerging sector of construction is developing new systems that manage to not only reduce construction times and costs, but also solve the housing problem in Mexico’s most disadvantaged areas. Originating from previously known construction techniques, national companies…
RT – Daily news
UK troops will be protected from Iraq War ‘vexatious allegations’ – Theresa May
False or dubious allegations of abuse against UK troops must be put to an end, Prime Minister Theresa May has said after a week of clashes over the impact of the Iraq Historic Allegations Team’s investigations on service personnel. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Smoking leaves lasting ‘footprint’ on DNA, leading to risk of cancer & disease – study
Smoking can profoundly damage DNA, altering thousands of genes which can contribute to smoking-related illnesses, including cancers and cardiovascular disorders, a new study says. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Hybrid material opens the door to new possibilities in graphene applications
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New nano-optics study offers insight for improved plasmonic grating design
Coolest Gadgets
Swiveling Gel Cushion provides your tush with a luxurious seat
Some of us love road trips, while others absolutely loathe it. After all, isn’t getting from one place to another within the fastest time possible worth it, never mind that you have to cram it up with other economy class passengers? Regardless of whether your mode of transportation is by rail, sea, road…
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Startup Tips Machine Learning Chip
Wave Computing will describe a machine-learning chip at an event showing increasing specialization in microprocessor designs.
Mashable
Man airdrops all iPhone 7 demo photos from an Apple Store and here they are
Remember all those beautiful photos taken on the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus that Apple showed during its September keynote? Turns out, the company has many more photos and videos it uses for showcase purposes in Apple Stores — and now you can download them all.  One clever Redditor noticed (and…
WIRED
Clinton’s App Is Trouncing Trump’s in Pretty Much Every Way
Presidential politics is not a game. But Clinton’s campaign says treating the election a little more like Candy Crush is already snagging more support. The post Clinton’s App Is Trouncing Trump’s in Pretty Much Every Way appeared first on WIRED.
RT – Daily news
Tech firms distancing themselves from spies thanks to Snowden – MI6 chief
Spy chief Alex Younger says the leaks from Edward Snowden have undermined the relationship between tech firms and intelligence agencies. Read Full Article at RT.com
PCWorld
Chrome 53 gets Web Bluetooth as Google phases out Chrome apps
Google is getting rid of Chrome apps, and that means the browser is becoming more powerful. Experimental support for Web Bluetooth is available in Chrome 53 today, allowing websites to connect directly to nearby Bluetooth devices without any apps required.Experimental Web Bluetooth is already here…
Lifehacker
Don’t Waste Time Maximizing Decisions That Don’t Bring You More Satisfaction
When you’re faced with a choice, how much time do you spend making sure it’s perfectly optimal? If that decision is going to significantly affect your happiness, take your time. If you’re picking your tie in the morning, though, maybe don’t stress about it.As personal finance site Money Boss points out,…
SlashGear
Kodak Pixpro 4KVR360 VR camera records 360-degree action in 4K
A new Kodak branded action camera has been unveiled that will record 360-degree VR footage in 4k resolution. The new camera is called the Kodak PixPro 360 4K VR camera and is made by K Imaging Ltd. The camera is a single body design with two 4k fixed focus lenses housed on either side of the camera body….
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What can satellite data do for aquaculture?
“We’re shut because of a harmful algal bloom in the waters at the moment. Being shut costs us £25-30,000 a week, and last year we were shut for four months.”
Man of Many
Good Things Come in Small Packages – Sony’s New Pocket Sized Projector
The idea of a home theatre is to recreate the cinema experience within your home. The only way you can truly capture the size and awe of a film on the big screen is with a projector. The good news for us is that technology has reached a point where you don’t need a bulking projector taking up half the…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Electro-thermal actuator and lever system keeps hard drive recording heads on track
As the density of data stored on a hard drive gets close to multiple terabytes per square centimeter, the precision of the internal components is becoming increasingly significant. A*STAR researchers have designed a system that achieves a new milestone in micro-positioning, and it could become the next…
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Opinion: Why isn’t science better? Look at career incentives
There are often substantial gaps between the idealized and actual versions of those people whose work involves providing a social good. Government officials are supposed to work for their constituents. Journalists are supposed to provide unbiased reporting and penetrating analysis. And scientists are…
RT – Daily news
Dashcam shows mentally-ill man shot 14 times as he flees Sacramento police (GRAPHIC VIDEOS)
Sacramento police have released three dashcam videos and one surveillance video which show the pursuit and killing of 50-year-old Joseph Mann, who was shot 14 times by police. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Is Political Correctnes On Its Way Out On College Campuses?
If you want to see campus political correctness run amuck, look no further than the this front page story in The New York Times describing programs by Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, to warn college freshmen against microaggressions. For those living under a mushroom for the last few…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
VIDEO: Regrow scallions all year-round with your own personal green onion garden
how to regrow scallions, regrow scallions, regrow green onions, can you regrow green onions, reduce food waste, food waste, grow scallions from scraps, urban gardening, scallion farm, scallion garden, yuka yoneda diy Make your own personal scallion farm by regrowing your kitchen scraps …
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The Turks have Done it; a Real Transformer
Introducing Letron, the Turkish speaking, transforming BMW
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Family surprises grandpa with the car of his dreams
The longtime wishes of an adorable grandfather in Carol Streams, Illinois were finally granted when his family surprised him with his dream car. Thinking the Mercedes was a birthday gift for his granddaughter, Olivia Cardone Hasson, “Pop-pop” was shocked to find out the present was for him. According…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Sweden wants to fight waste with new tax breaks for repairs
  The Swedish government is unveiling an intriguing plan to discourage throwaway culture. The new proposals would slash the VAT tax rate on repairs to bicycles, clothes, and shoes by half in order to encourage consumers to reuse their old items rather than simply replacing them. The law would…
Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
Stay At The SpongeBob Pineapple Villa Built By Nickelodeon
Did you Nickelodeon has their own resort in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic? Better yet, did you know you can stay in a Spongebob Squarepants Pineapple Villa as part of your visit? Well, maybe not everyone can stay in the villa since it’s $3,800 per night, but just look at what you get. The…
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Ohio Man Arrested for Mocking Cops Files First Amendment Lawsuit
This week Anthony Novak, the man who was arrested for creating a parody of the Parma, Ohio, police department’s Facebook page, filed a federal lawsuit accusing seven officers of violating his constitutional rights by using the legal system to punish him for making fun of them. Last month Novak was…
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Mass production of review articles is cause for concern
A torrent of low-quality meta-analyses and systematic reviews in biomedicine might be hiding valuable research and misleading scientists.
Digital Trends
Hyperlocal weather app Dark Sky brings its forecast maps to the web
Dark Sky has made a name for itself over the past four years by creating beautiful weather maps and hyperlocal weather predictions, seemingly more accurate than your local weatherman. But it was only offered as a $3-per-year subscription on Android, and $4 on iOS, with no way to view it on your desktop….
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LG 32MA68HY-P 32in LCD LED IPS Monitor $199.99
LG 32MA68HY-P 32in LCD LED IPS Monitor $199.99
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Pokémon chief says Nintendo’s NX is both handheld and console
The head of The Pokémon Company has let slip that his outfit is working on a pocketable monster title for Nintendo’s NX. Given that TPC is part-owned by the Japanese gaming giant, he’s probably seen the new handheld/console/tablet hybrid up cl…
TechSpot
The shift to 4K is happening much faster than the move to HD did
The transition from standard definition televisions to high-definition sets seems like it happened in the blink of an eye yet in reality, it was a drawn-out process that carried on for many years. The shift from HD to 4K, as it turns out, isn’t taking near as long.
FiveThirtyEight
Significant Digits For Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. 2 years and 1 monthAngelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt. The couple separated on September 15, which was a little more than two years after they married. “Is this really a significant digit?” you…
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Tenswall Laptop Cooling Pad w/ 2x 120mm Cooling Fans (Up to 15″ Laptop) $10.99
Tenswall Laptop Cooling Pad w/ 2x 120mm Cooling Fans (Up to 15″ Laptop) $10.99
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Coffee-infused foam removes lead from contaminated water
Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the U.S., which makes for a perky population—but it also creates a lot of used grounds. Scientists now report in the journal ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering an innovative way to reduce this waste and help address another environmental problem. They…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Smallest-reported artificial virus could help advance gene therapy
Gene therapy is a kind of experimental treatment that is designed to fix faulty genetic material and help a patient fight off or recover from a disease. Now scientists have engineered the smallest-reported virus-like shell that can self-assemble. It could someday carry potentially therapeutic DNA or…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
How airlines are cutting their carbon footprint
The global aviation industry has pledged that by 2050, it will reduce its net carbon emissions to half its 2005 levels. Achieving this will require not only improved engine efficiency and aerodynamics, but also a turn to renewable jet fuel. The transition has begun, but biofuel makers need more funds…
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‘Space cloth’ to revolutionise textiles industry
A designer and researcher has pioneered a new form of fabric which promises to revolutionise the textiles industry.
Physics News
Scientists have bright idea for detecting harmful bacteria in food products
Scientists looking for traces of E. coli O157:H7 contamination in foods soon could have a new detection method on their hands – turning off the lights to see if the bacteria glow in the dark.
Physics News
More precise measurements of phosphorene suggest it has advantages over other 2-D materials
Mashable
Netflix says it knows exactly when you get hooked on its shows
LOS ANGELES – Netflix knows you’re hooked and exactly when you got hooked to its shows. The Los Gatos-based streaming service on Wednesday released the latest data unveiling “hooked episodes,” a.k.a. the “specific episodes that take watchers from indecision to infatuation” for a handful of shows available…
The Gadget Flow
PRESS Self-Heating Beverage
PRESS is a new way to enjoy a hot drink wherever, whenever. In a few simple steps, it will heat up your freshly mixed drink like coffee, or hot cocoa within 3 minutes and keep it warm for at least another 20 minutes! PRESS is a self-heating, single-use, all-in-one beverage package that mixes during activation….
The Gadget Flow
KUDU Safari Braai Grill
The KUDU Safari Braai is a unique, innovative outdoor cooking system consisting of a multifunctional grill, griddle, and fire pit combined; it was designed to create an interactive, lively, creative grilling experience for both the people doing the cooking and the people being fed. The KUDU Safari Braai…
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FLECTR 2.0 – The Ultra Performance Wheel Reflector
FLECTR is the world´s first wheel reflector which combines stylish design with state-of-the-art reflection and outstanding aerodynamics. Weightless and paper-thin FLECTR fits every type of spoke like a glove. Its advanced reflection technology meets the high standards of police & rescue vehicles…
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Classic Wallet With Card Holder by Baellerry
This men’s wallet features credit, debit and visiting card pockets, currency compartment, transparent ID pocket and more to keep your essentials always ready for use. It is made from Imported leather from Italy to last long. This Baellerry men’s wallet comes in Some Standard Color Shades and features…
The Gadget Flow
Walnut & Leather iPhone 7 Wallet Case
Protecting your new smartphone has never been more stylish with the Walnut & Leather iPhone 7 Wallet Case. Securely gripping every corner of your device, this case uses natural materials to give the iPhone 7 the safety it deserves. The frame of the Walnut & Leather Wallet Case is made from solid…
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Shooting Sparks Night of Protest in Charlotte, States Fight Obama Overtime Rules, Popeyes May Have Served Fried Rat: A.M. Links
A Charlotte police officer serving a warrant shot and killed another man, Keith Lamont Scott, whom the cops say was carrying a gun but whose family claims he had been holding a book. The killing sparked a night of protests in which a highway was blocked, 12 officers injured, and several people taken…
Design Milk
A Heated Outdoor Bench by Galanter & Jones
Galanter & Jones has been on a mission to keep you and your butt warm outdoors for years and it’s a mission we can get behind (heh). Like their previously featured pieces (here and here), the Pylos Bench is a great edition to your outdoor space. A powder-coated stainless steel base…
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Man shot after attempting to enter Israeli embassy in Turkey
A suspected assailant was shot and wounded near the Israeli embassy in the Turkish capital Ankara on Wednesday, an Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman and Turkish police said.
RT – Daily news
‘Impossible clouds’: NASA struggles to solve Saturn moon mystery
Cloud formations over Earth’s polar regions could be the key to explaining the mystifying appearance of an ice cloud around Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, according to NASA scientists. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Garden Like a Pro With These Gorilla Cart Gold Box Deals
Amazon’s looking out for the green thumbs today with a Gold Box deal on a half dozen Gorilla garden carts.Read more…
Digital Trends
Study: Doomed stars emit cosmic ‘echoes’ while devoured by black holes
Astronomers may soon be able to detect black holes better by following flares of light “echoed” through cosmic dust. Two new NASA studies suggest that as the stars are sheared apart, a flare of energy in the form of ultraviolet and X-ray light is emitted. This light in turn is absorbed by surrounding…
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ZTUDIO / mfrmgr
© Grzegorz Sztybel Architects: mfrmgr Location: Warsaw, Poland Area: 245.0 sqm Project Year: 2016 Photographs: Grzegorz Sztybel Designers: Frejda & Gratkowski Architekci,…
PCWorld
Annoying ‘Get Windows 10’ pop-up app removed from Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs
The Windows 10 giveaway ended on July 29, but millions of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users still have the Get Windows 10 app and related software installed on their PCs. That started to change on Tuesday. Microsoft is currently rolling out an update—available via Windows Update—that will get rid of…
Popular Science
The Man Who Solves The Mysteries Of Evolution
Science William Ratcliff is one of the 10 most brilliant people of 2016 One of the greatest mysteries of life is how single cells came together to form multicellular organisms.
VentureBeat
Per-mile car insurance firm Metromile has raised $191.5 million since 2014, now underwrites its own policies
Pay-per-mile car insurance service Metromile revealed that it has raised a whopping $191.5 million over a number of rounds dating back to 2014. The San Francisco-based startup says it closed a hitherto unannounced $38.4 million Series C round back in late 2014 and closed a $103.1 million Series D round…
VentureBeat
Energi Pro backpack lets you charge your devices on the run
Charging backpacks are increasingly common, which says a lot about how on-the-run and wired we are. TYLT is introducing its Energi Pro Power Backpack that it bills as the world’s fastest multi-device charging backpack. The company is also launching an Indiegogo campaign to fund final development of the…
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The CoWatch brings Amazon’s Alexa to your wrist starting today
Amazon hasn’t dared to make a smartwatch of its own yet, but it might not have to when companies like iMCO have shoehorned Alexa into a wearable themselves. See, iMCO and the ex-Googlers working on the Cronologics OS have successfully turned what could’ve been another bit of crowdfunded vaporware into…
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Elon Musk’s Mars colonization plans: what we know so far
In less than a week, SpaceX’s CEO Elon Musk will finally explain how he plans to colonize Mars within the next few decades. It’s a goal that he has adamantly championed for years, though he hasn’t given many specifics about it. That will change on September 27th, when Musk is expected to talk about the…
MySQL Performance Blog
Webinar Thursday September 22 – Black Friday and Cyber Monday: How to Avoid an E-Commerce Disaster
Join Percona’s Sr. Technical Operations Architect, Tim Vaillancourt on Thursday, September 22, at 10 am PDT (UTC-7) for the webinar Black Friday and Cyber Monday: How to Avoid an E-Commerce Disaster. This webinar will provide some best practices to ensure the performance of your system under high-traffic…
Lifehacker
This $24 Car Charger Tells You Where You Parked, and Even Monitors Your Car Battery
Zus is the smartest car charger ever made, and you can pick one up for just $24 today on Amazon with promo code ZUSBUZ20.Nonda had the brilliant idea of packing a Bluetooth radio into a USB car charger, which allows it to automatically drop a pin on your map every time you park, and even monitor your…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
MEPhI scientists find way to raise energy efficiency of lighting facilities
Energy efficiency and energy savings are the first among five new priority directions of Russia’s innovative development. One of methods, which can raise the efficiency of electric power use, is incandescent lamp replacement for more energy-conserving lighting facilities—for example, solid-state light…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Gut bacteria explain insect tolerance to a toxic diet
Scientists at the Universitat de València’s Cavanilles Institute have studied the microbial communities of toxic plant feeders in the Albufera lake in Valencia, Spain. Aside from explaining the insects’ tolerance to a toxic diet, their findings may have applications in bioremediation: a waste management…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Chemically peculiar star HR8844 could be a hybrid object
(Phys.org)—Astronomers from the Paris Observatory in Meudon, France and the Notre Dame University – Louaize in Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon, report that an A-type main-sequence star HR8844, could be a hybrid object between two classes of chemically peculiar stars. The discovery was detailed in a paper published…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Surface-patterned colloidal particles
(Phys.org)—A group of researchers from several institutions have attached thiol-terminated polymers to gold nanoparticles and created surface micelles by changing the solvent from one that is favorable for the polymer to one that is less favorable.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Age limit for federal food assistance program is increasing food insecurity
One in five American households with children does not have adequate access to food. To combat food insecurity, the U.S. relies on a variety of food and nutritional programs, including the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). This program is designed specifically…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Computers learn to spot deadly bacteria
Machine learning can predict strains of bacteria likely to cause food poisoning outbreaks, research has found.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
JPL seeks robotic spacecraft development for Asteroid Redirect Mission
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has issued a request for proposal (RFP) seeking design, development and build of the robotic spacecraft that will capture a multi-ton asteroid boulder from deep space during the first segment of the agency’s Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM). The…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Musk looks confidently past Mars with interplanetary transport system
For Elon Musk, it’s always been about Mars. Musk, and his company SpaceX, haven’t always been explicit about how exactly they’ll get to Mars. But SpaceX’s fourteen years of effort in rocketry have been aimed at getting people into space cheaper, and getting people to Mars.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Stem cell research could lead to treatment breakthroughs
Scientists have discovered a new way to replicate the regenerative power of stem cells in the lab, which could lead to powerful treatments for injuries and diseases.
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Worlds largest airport-based solar farm makes creative use of land to generate clean energy
Around airport runways, there’s a lot of land that tends to lie unused. Pilots require visibility to land safely, so tall buildings clustered around runways aren’t ideal. The Indianapolis Airport Authority came up with a creative alternative to all this underutilized land: the IND Solar Farm. …
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ACLU: Connecticut State Troopers Caught On Tape Fabricating Charges Against Protester
One Friday evening last September, Connecticut resident Michael Picard was doing what he usually does: standing on a strip of grass by an Interstate onramp and protesting the government. Picard, a local privacy activist, often protests police DUI checkpoints, which he believes are unconstitutional…
The Awesomer
Harder, Better, Faster, Shredder
LinkMusician 331Erock adds his own special touch to Daft Punk’s classic Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger, as he rocks out some sweet heavy metal riffs to accompany the awesome Live @Alive 2007 version of the track. More Awesome Stuff: Sonic Goes MetalMister Rocker’s NeighborhoodFeel Good Inc.: Metal…
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US government approves controversial drug for muscular dystrophy 
Decision based on limited data could herald a shift in how the Food and Drug Administration reviews drugs.
Mobile Magazine
The Best Wireless Headphones Of 2016
The release of the iPhone 7 signals the world’s continuous shift towards a more wireless world. According to some insiders, the latest flagship phone of the Cupertino-based tech giant will feature (or “un-feature”) the loss of the standard audio jack. The days of tripping over those pesky cords and the…
Newswise: SciNews
Presidential Debate: Expert Panel Gives Scientific Analysis of Candidates’ Performances
Four expert panelists each day will present their analyses and answer your questions live and face-to-face. This event will be virtual. You can attend with any device — PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device (with a webcam) – anywhere with good bandwidth. To participate (ask questions) in the meeting,…
DigsDigs
Calm And Peaceful Urban Oasis With Masculine Interiors
Designed by Workroom and built by Agushi, the modern form of Kooyong House in Melbourne, Australia is truly an idyllic urban retreat, that was the concept of the designers and it was realized. It comprises a large white cement rendered box atop a ground-level glass and off–form concrete volume. I love…
Cool Material
SanDisk 1TB SDXC Card
Western Digital, by way of SanDisk, just unveiled the SanDisk 1TB SDXC Card at the Photokina conference in Cologne, Germany. It’s only a prototype at this point, so there’s no word on price or availability. With that said, you can store a whole helluva lot of photos and 4K/8K on a flash card that’s the…
Lifehacker
Make a Mocktail Worth Drinking With Fancy Add-Ins
With all the crazy stuff happening in the craft cocktail scene, it can be easy for an alcohol abstainer to feel left out. It’s not necessarily the alcohol you may be missing, but having a beautiful glass of tasty liquid made just for you. To combat ethanol-fueled FOMO, Natasha David of Nitecap has a…
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ICYMI: In the future, rooms will read your emotions
Today on In Case You Missed It: MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Lab created a wireless detector that can read whether people are excited, happy, angry or sad by checking their breathing and heart rate. EQ Radio has an 87% success rate and doesn’t use a single body sensor. If you’re interested…
BBC News – World
Egypt migrant boat capsizes: At least 29 people killed
At least 29 people drown after a migrant boat carrying about 600 passengers capsizes off the Egyptian coast, officials say.
Latest news
Microsoft’s new datacenters aim to put customer data beyond the reach of US snooping
New German datacenters aim to provide additional protections for customer data by giving control to an independent data trustee.
io9
Astronomers Solve Mystery of Enormous Space Blob
It’s a happy day when astronomers figure out what’s up with an enormous space blob—and the answer doesn’t imply the immediate destruction of humanity. Read more…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Stellar ghosts reveal galactic origins
Our sky is blanketed in a sea of stellar ghosts; all potential phantoms that have been dead for millions of years and yet we don’t know it yet. That is what we will be discussing today. What happens to the largest of our stars, and how that influences the very makeup of the universe we reside in.
Gizmodo
Google’s New Messaging App Is So Useful I Don’t Care That It’s Creepy
People use their phones for messaging more than almost anything else. That’s why companies like Apple, Facebook, and Snapchat are dumping truckloads into making it easier and more fun to send messages. In May at I/O, Google announced Allo, its latest foray into the brave new world of messaging. Now,…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Acceleration relation found among spiral and irregular galaxies challenges current understanding of dark matter
In the late 1970s, astronomers Vera Rubin and Albert Bosma independently found that spiral galaxies rotate at a nearly constant speed: the velocity of stars and gas inside a galaxy does not decrease with radius, as one would expect from Newton’s laws and the distribution of visible matter, but remains…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
New version of breakthrough memory management scheme better accommodates commercial chips
A year ago, researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory unveiled a fundamentally new way of managing memory on computer chips, one that would use circuit space much more efficiently as chips continue to comprise more and more cores, or processing units. In chips with…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Study links entrepreneurial optimism with business success
Widespread collective entrepreneurial optimism in the United States is highly predictive of the number of new venture startups and small business growth, according to a University of Oklahoma study. This optimism can be contagious in its ability to encourage others to start firms when optimism is a…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Color-changing water reflects a rainbow of colors and beyond
(Phys.org)—Scientists have created a water-based mixture that rapidly changes color when exposed to a variety of stimuli, such as a change in magnetic field, temperature, or pH. The scientists call the mixture “photonic water,” and it can reflect any color of the visible spectrum, as well as parts of…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Image: NASA’s MMS achieves closest-ever flying formation
On Sept. 15, 2016, NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale, or MMS, mission achieved a new record: Its four spacecraft are flying only four-and-a-half miles apart, the closest separation ever of any multi-spacecraft formation. The previous record was first set by MMS in October 2015, when the spacecraft achieved…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Waze sets out to eliminate ‘tunnel blindness’ on mobile maps
The popular navigation app Waze is putting a new twist on the phrase “tunnel vision.” It’s trying to ensure drivers relying on digital maps don’t lose their way when their GPS signal disappears in tunnels.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Algorithm for predicting protein pairings could help show how living systems work
An algorithm which models how proteins inside cells interact with each other will enhance the study of biology, and sheds light on how proteins work together to complete tasks such as turning food into energy.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Rise of online work captured in the first Online Labour Index
Oxford researchers launch the Online Labour Index, which finds US employers are the number one users of the ‘online gig economy’ (representing 52% of the market) but over the last few months UK employers have been fast catching up.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Defects at the spinterface disrupt transmission
Magnets made of organic materials have a number of advantages over the classic metal or alloy magnets. They are chemically more flexible, cheaper to make, and can be better adapted to various purposes and varying designs. In practice, researchers want to apply both types of magnets in electronics – in…
RT – Daily news
Hungary claims parts of London a ‘no-go zone’ because of terrorists posing as migrants
The Hungarian government has defended issuing leaflets that label a dozen areas in Britain, including London, Southampton and Peterborough, “no-go zones” because they are overrun by migrants. Read Full Article at RT.com
DailyTech Main News Feed
Smartphone Screen Protectors – What To Look For
So you have just spent a hefty sum on your favorite smartphone. You first order of business should be taking steps to protect your investment. The screen will be the part of your phone that you interact with the most and it will need protection.
Reason.com Full Feed
Trump Is Wrong About Terrorism and Immigration: New at Reason
Donald Trump predictably blames “our extremely open immigration system” for Saturday’s bomb attacks in New Jersey and New York City. His critique overlooks the details of this particular case as well as the general rarity of terrorism by immigrants. Ahmad Khan Rahami, the 28-year-old man police arrested…
New Scientist – Online news
New NASA budget could put asteroid-grabbing mission in jeopardy
The proposed mission to lasso an asteroid and haul it closer to Earth is not “commensurate with the cost”, says Congress
DailyTech Main News Feed
UN Meeting to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance
On September 21st, global leaders from the United Nations (UN) will convene to discuss a major global health threat – antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Antimicrobial resistance kills 700,000 people worldwide each year, and the number could reach 10 million per year by 2050. Only three times before has…
AZoNano.com – Nanotechnology News Feed
Innovative Screen-Printing Process Allows Direct Conversion of Nanocrystals into Flexible Thermoelectric Devices
What if you could easily print a thin layer of material – for use anywhere – that would allow you to create flexible energy harvesters or coolers? That may soon be a reality….
AZoNano.com – Nanotechnology News Feed
NanoXplore to Use Graphene-Enhanced Engineering Plastics to Support Commercialization of Electric Motor Systems
Group NanoXplore Inc., a Montreal-based company specialising in the production and application of graphene and its derivative materials, is very pleased to announce that Sustainable Development…
Design Milk
Modular LED Table Lamp with Flexible Positioning
Much like tree branches, the Flow Lamp’s parts grow together resulting in a smooth and seamless silhouette designed by Andreas Kowalewski for Normann Copenhagen. The design was born from a series of drawings that looked at creating a multidirectional lamp that could also be shipped flat-packed….
Scientific American Content: Global
Nine Bizarre and Surprising Insights from Data Science
The petabytes of information currently available to analysts amounts to a boundless playing field of possible truths — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Fast Company
The Anti-Drone Arms Race Is Taking Off
On the margins of technology and the law, companies and governments are hacking unmanned vehicles and putting up their drone shields. On the margins of technology and the law, companies and governments are hacking unmanned vehicles and putting up their drone shields.Last week,…
Dornob
The Instruments of a Music Man’s Obsession
Meet Bart Hopkin, a man obsessed with all things musical. He designs a variety of weird…
RT – Daily news
Bid to stem African refugee flow sees PM pledge troops & cash
Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged troops and up to £100 million to stop the flow of refugees from war-torn regions of eastern Africa into Europe. Read Full Article at RT.com
9to5Mac
The Apple Watch retains its dominance as overall smartwatch sales growth slows
Kantar reports that Apple has retained its dominance of the smartwatch sector, even as overall growth has started to slow. The data is based on sales as of July of this year, so pre-dating the launch of the Apple Watch Series 2. Apple continues to dominate this segment with a 33.5% share, although…
Coolest Gadgets
Scosche GoBat 2600 delivers more than just in-vehicle charging
Scosche has a vast amount of experience when it comes to portable devices and accessories that help the road warrior remain connected and their gear all powered up, in the form of the GoBat collection. The latest GoBat device to be introduced would be the Scosche GoBat 2600, where it offers a whole lot…
Deals
Today’s Best Deals: Smart Car Charger, Gorilla Carts, 50 Free Photo Prints
The smartest car charger , $67 over-ears , and discounted garden carts lead off Wednesday’s best deals. Read more…
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Backed by Lasers, Robotic Rovers Defend the Desert Tortoise
One of the Guardian Angel rovers meets a tortoise. Image: Tim Shields The desert tortoise is a small, humble species that ambles across the Mojave and Sonoran deserts in southern California. Once abundant, the desert tortoise is being driven towards extinction by increasing urbanization. …
BBC News – World
Syria conflict: Air strike kills five medical workers
Five employees of an international medical aid group have been killed in an air strike near Aleppo, a day after a separate attack on an aid convoy.
Reason.com Full Feed
Riots in Charlotte Following Police Shooting of Keith Lamont Scott
Protests—some escalating to full-blown riots—erupted in Charlotte last night following the police shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott. Police had been attempting to serve a warrant in a nearby apartment complex, when they say Scott exited then re-entered his vehicle carrying a gun. According to The…
The Verge – All Posts
DirecTV will launch its streaming service before the end of the year
DirecTV’s upcoming streaming service will launch before the end of the year with “very, very aggressive price points,” AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said at an investor conference today, according to CNET. The company is planning on releasing DirecTV Now, its over-the-top service which will feature…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Germany unveils worlds first zero-emissions hydrogen-powered passenger train
French company Alstom unveiled the first-ever passenger train powered completely by hydrogen at this week’s Berlin InnoTrans trade show. The hydrogen train or “hydrail” will be put into service on Germany’s Buxtehude-Bremervörde-Bremerhaven-Cuxhaven line in Lower Saxony by December 2017. After two years…
Slashdot
Netflix Wants 50% Of Its Library To Be Original Content
An anonymous reader writes: Netflix is looking to shift its content mix even further towards original TV and movies, with a goal of achieving a 50 percent mix between its own programming and stuff licensed for its use by outside studios. The 50-50 target was revealed by Netflix CFO David Wells at the…
RT – Daily news
‘Untenable claims’: Russian activists raise more questions about Bellingcat MH17 investigation
A group of Russian activists have released what they say is a fresh batch of discrepancies spotted in the MH17 investigation by their British peers, Bellingcat. Among other inaccuracies and flaws, the report cites Bellingcat’s ignorance of technical details. Read Full Article at RT.com
Gizmodo
This Perverted Sex Act Prevents Male Widow Spiders From Getting Cannibalized
Male widow spiders often end up as a tasty meal for their partners after sex, but new research shows that some males are employing a rather unsettling strategy to prevent this from happening, and it’s a little bit twisted.Read more…
9to5Mac
Use this macOS Safari extension to easily watch videos in PIP from YouTube, Netflix and more
macOS Sierra now supports video picture-in-picture just like the iPad for Safari and iTunes. You can pop out a video from the web into a floating overlay that stays on top of other windows and snaps to corners or anywhere on your display when you hold Option. It’s a really nice feature when it’s available,…
The Awesomer
Trayvax Axis Wallet
Price: $45  | BuyWe dig the rugged military looks of this minimal wallet, which stores up to 14 credit cards between its RFID-blocking steel plates, up to 8 bills in its cash clip, and coins or a key in its back pocket. More Awesome Stuff: ParaWalletsDeal: Basics Elastic WalletEDC of the…
RT – Daily news
Russia presented all evidence on aid convoy attack, now wants impartial investigation – Lavrov
Moscow has provided all the data it has on the attack on a humanitarian convoy in Aleppo, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a UN Security Council meeting. Lavrov also called for a full and impartial investigation into the incident. Read Full Article at RT.com
Deals
Go For a Float With The Adorable UE Roll 2 Bluetooth Speaker
The IPX7 water-resistant UE Roll 2 Bluetooth speaker sounds great , can connect to two source devices at once (and store six more in memory), and can pair with a second UE speaker for stereo sound. But let’s be honest, the real reason to buy it is the adorable pool floaty that comes in the box. $80…
Lifehacker
Avoid the “Perfectionist Trap” and Stop Comparing Your Successes to Your Role Models
The “perfectionist trap” happens when you see the successes of the people you look up to and aspire to them, forgetting (or not seeing) the hard work and failures required for them to get there. You try, you struggle, and assume you should give up. Don’t: they’re more like you than you know.The video…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Physicists create nano-sized device with huge potential in field of quantum computing
The intricately sculpted device made by Paul Barclay and his team of physicists is so tiny it can only be seen under a microscope. But their diamond microdisk could lead to huge advances in computing, telecommunications, and other fields.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Fishing erodes natural size variation
Fishing typically removes the large individuals from the population. Over time, this not only leads to evolutionary shrinking of fish but it also erodes natural trait variability in fish stocks. This was demo
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