Indistinguishable from Magic 9/29

RT – Daily news
US holds world hostage to political ‘reality show’ – Zakharova
Washington’s foreign policy is driven by hysteria and resembles a “reality show” in which nobody cares about facts and resorts to old cliches and attacks on Russia to gain international and domestic political capital, said Russia’s foreign ministry spokeswoman. Read Full Article at RT.com
Mashable
Black man police killed over his ‘shooting stance’ was holding a vape pen
After police shot and killed Alfred Okwera Olango in a San Diego suburb Tuesday, they said he reached into his pocket, grabbed an object, and assumed a “shooting stance.”  On Wednesday evening, they revealed what that object was: “a vape smoking device.” Olango, 38, was a Ugandan refugee. The aftermath…
Jetson Green
CLT for Enduring Green Construction Infrastructure
A rendering of architect Shigeru Ban’s Terrace House. The hybrid residential building will be made of cross-laminated timber, concrete and steel. Source: PortLiving History’s timeline of structural innovations – from ancient Roman aqueducts to cathedrals with soaring rooflines, castles to neighborhoods…
Jetson Green
Home Insulated With Pumice Stone
Advancements in technology and science have revolutionized architecture and construction, but often to the detriment of traditional building methods. Over the ages, cultures around the world developed construction methods that best fit the climate they live in, and perhaps it is time to go back to…
Newswise: SciNews
One Health Environmental Program Topic of Symposium
Agriculture and soil science fit with environmental health
Reason.com Full Feed
Beyond the Presidency, Reasons to Go on Living
Monday’s presidential debate probably did not cheer up voters who see the election as a choice between diabetes and terminal cancer—an awful affliction versus a fatal one. But at times like this, it is useful to remember that many things are beyond the control of the person occupying the Oval Office,…
RT – Daily news
Terrorists mull ‘chemical attack’ in Aleppo to frame Syrian govt – Russia’s Defense Ministry
Terrorist groups in Syria might use chemical weapons against civilians and the army in Aleppo in order to pin the blame for the atrocities on Damascus and further undermine the crumbling peace process in the war-torn country, the Russian Defense Ministry said. Read Full Article at RT.com
TechSpot
Three apps to combine all your messaging clients into one
Instant messaging is an increasingly competitive market and despite your best efforts to keep it simple, it’s hard to avoid keeping two or three apps around to keep in touch with different groups of people. If this sounds familiar there are a handful of all in one messaging clients that…
Dezeen
Aston Martin ventures into the seas with its first powerboat
British luxury carmaker Aston Martin has made its first foray into nautical design with a powerboat (+ slideshow). (more…)
RT – Daily news
Berlin police shoot & kill refugee as he attacks 8yo daughter’s alleged sexual abuser
German police shot and killed a refugee at a shelter in Berlin after he tried to attack a man who allegedly sexually abused his eight-year-old daughter. An investigation has been launched into the man’s death. Read Full Article at RT.com
Gear Patrol
A Better Way to Wash Your Denim
You’ve invested in raw denim, so learn how to wash it. …Read More »
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How to Build Your Perfect Kitchen on a Budget
You don’t need to pay pro-level prices for pro-level equipment. …Read More »
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8 Watch Winders for the Budding Collector
If your mechanical watch collection is growing, it’s important to keep them ticking when they aren’t on your wrist. …Read More »
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The Power Breakfast You Can Make Ahead of Time
A better take on conventional oatmeal that saves you both time and money. …Read More »
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Deals of Note: September 29, 2016
How to win a custom prize package and save on a technical weave backpack, a curved LED monitor and a stylish fall sweatshirt. …Read More »
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Today in Gear: September 29, 2016
A new spin on the insulated shirt, a limited-edition Bluetooth speaker, a wool-denim collab and much more. …Read More »
Slashdot
US Believes Hackers Are Shielded By Russia To Hide Its Role In Cyberintrusions: WSJ
According to a report from The Wall Street Journal (Warining: may be paywalled), U.S. officials are all but certain that the hacker Guccifer 2.0, who hacked the Democratic National Committee in June, is connected to a network of individuals and groups who are being shielded by the Russian government…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Ocean records show leaded fuel emissions on the decline
London (UPI) Sep 28, 2016 There’s less lead in the North Atlantic than there was a few decades ago. Recently, scientists in England were able to measure the presence of lead from natural sources for the first time in 40 years. Over the last four decades, lead contamination from man-made pollution…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Taking the environmental bite out of salmon farming
Hitra, Norway (AFP) Sept 28, 2016 In a peaceful bay off Norway’s Hitra island, massive nets teem with salmon destined for dinner tables worldwide – an export boon for the Nordic nation that comes with a long list of environmental side-effects. As an industry, the ocean-farming of salmon is only…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Siberia forest fires engulf 2 mn hectares
Moscow (AFP) Sept 27, 2016 Forest fires have hit two million hectares (7,700 square miles) of Siberian forest, where global warming has caused an “exceptional drought”, environmental Group Greenpeace said Tuesday. The Russian federal forestries agency confirmed the problem while giving a much…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Tourists flee volcano at popular Indonesia hiking spot
Sembalun, Indo1nesia (AFP) Sept 28, 2016 Hundreds of tourists have fled a volcanic eruption at a popular Indonesian hiking destination, an official said Wednesday, expressing fears some may have stayed behind to document the natural wonder. Around 1,000 tourists, including about 600 foreigners,…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
27 missing in E. China landslide: Xinhua
Beijing (AFP) Sept 28, 2016 A landslide which hit a village in eastern China Wednesday buried dozens of houses and left 27 people missing, state media reported. The landslide struck the village of Sucun in Suichang county of Zhejiang province at around 5pm (0900 GMT), the official Xinhua news…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Can Africa’s mobile money revolution reduce poverty?
Dakar (AFP) Sept 28, 2016 When farmer Isaac Tondo fell on lean times in Liberia’s long rainy season, his brother in the capital sent 8,000 Liberian dollars (US$87) to his Lonestar mobile money account, ensuring his children’s school fees would still be paid. Across Africa more and more people…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Thirsty megacities poisoning rural groundwater
Paris (AFP) Sept 27, 2016 A massive drawdown of water beneath delta-based megacities across the world may be pulling surface pollution deeper into the ground, risking contamination and health problems for local populations, a new study said Tuesday. Research led by Holly Michael of the University…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
X-ray free-electron laser is aiding the fight against Zika-carrying mosquitoes
Menlo Park, Calif. (UPI) Sep 28, 2016 The toxin BinAB is currently used to combat malaria, West Nile virus and viral encephalitis. The toxin features insecticidal protein crystals, which are deadly when ingested by mosquito larvae. Unfortunately, the toxin isn’t effective against the mosquitoes…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
All global trade banned in endangered pangolins
Johannesburg (AFP) Sept 28, 2016 The shy, scale-covered pangolin is to receive the highest level of protection against illegal trade to try to save it from extinction, after a vote Wednesday by delegates at a global conference. The reclusive, gentle mammal is prized as an edible delicacy and…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Beware the air we breathe
Paris (AFP) Sept 27, 2016 Health-damaging atmospheric pollutants, which the World Health Organization warned Tuesday affected nine out of every 10 people, originate mainly from industry, heating and transport. Chronic exposure has been linked not only to respiratory ailments, but also cancers,…
TechCrunch
Didi Chuxing makes information security push with new U.S. research lab and hires
 Didi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-hailing company, has hired two distinguished security experts to lead a new U.S.-based research center as part of a major push to increase its data security efforts. Read More
Mises Institute
The Stinky Japanese Bond
AATagsHome | Feed | Blog.rssMoney and BanksBusiness CyclesMoney and BankingThe Stinky Japanese Bond 0 Views  Central banks have been engaging in nontraditional, radical, and unprecedented policies in recent years. Policies such as zero interest rates, quantitative easing, a war on cash, and…
Top News – MIT Technology Review
Despite the Hype Over Gene Therapy, Few Drugs Are Close to Approval
There are hundreds of early clinical trials, but only a handful of late-stage ones have reached completion.
Discover Magazine
California’s wildfire woes rage on
Even as the costliest wildfire to fight in U.S. history nears containment, a new, dangerous blaze has ignited I knew something bad was up when a Facebook friend posted this yesterday: Oh joy! Now I have smoke coming in from TWO wildfires! And then a little while later: 104F yesterday. Nowhere…
Discover Magazine
Rabies, The Bestial Virus
In America, perhaps one to three people will die of the infection every year, and yet anywhere from 40,000 to 50,000 people will receive post-exposure vaccination to avoid the dreadful possibility of fatal infection with rabies. Today is the tenth anniversary of World Rabies Day, an opportunity…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Levitating nanoparticle improves torque sensing in quest for quantum theory fundamentals
West Lafayette IN (SPX) Sep 28, 2016 Researchers have levitated a tiny nanodiamond particle with a laser in a vacuum chamber, using the technique for the first time to detect and measure its “torsional vibration,” an advance that could bring new types of sensors and studies in quantum mechanics….
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Seismic ‘CT scans’ reveal deep earth dynamics
Berkeley CA (SPX) Sep 28, 2016 A new look 100 miles beneath a massive tectonic plate as it dives under North America has helped clarify the subduction process that generates earthquakes, volcanoes and the rise of the Cascade Range in the Pacific Northwest. The largest array of seismometers…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Waiting for Shenzhou 11
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Sep 29, 2016 With Tiangong 2 safely in orbit, attention is now shifting to the spacecraft that will soon meet it. The Shenzhou 11 spacecraft is expected to lift off at some point in mid-October, although China has yet to release an official launch date or time. We are also…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
US Air Force works to bring prestige back to nuke missile roles
Minot Air Force Base, United States (AFP) Sept 27, 2016 Ask a “missileer” – one of the key-keepers for America’s nuclear bombs – whether their first career choice was to spend days on end cocooned underground in a steel bunker, and the answer is usually no. Decades after the Cold War, and frequently…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Australian Technology Installed on Largest Single-Dish Radio Telescope
Perth, Australia (SPX) Sep 29, 2016 The world’s largest filled single-dish radio telescope launched yesterday, and it relies on a piece of West Australian innovation. The telescope – known as FAST – uses a data system developed at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy (ICRAR) in Perth…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
A Mechanical Harmony to NASA’s Webb Telescope Sunshield
Huntsville AL (SPX) Sep 29, 2016 NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has a giant custom-built, kite-shaped sunshield driven by mechanics that will fold and unfold with a harmonious synchronicity 1 million miles from Earth. Like a car, many mechanical pieces in the Webb telescope’s sunshield will work…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
MAHRS on Mars: Looking at Weather and Habitat on the Surface
Cleveland OH (SPX) Sep 29, 2016 by Nancy Smith for GRC News When human explorers embark on the journey to Mars, they need to know the natural conditions of the red planet before they arrive. That’s why NASA sends rovers to the surface of Mars to photograph the landscape and operate scientific experiments…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Coaxing salt pollution to “bloom” from the ground for easy removal
Salt pollution is one of the most serious and persistent environmental problems worldwide – not the least because once it gets into the soil, it’s extremely difficult to get out. Now a team of scientists at North Dakota State University (NDSU) has come up with a way to chemically coax the salt…
Mashable
Robot with sense of touch to allow surgeons to operate remotely
During keyhole surgery, surgeons typically rely on sight as they remotely control the delicate operation.  A new robot promises to give them one important extra sense: touch. The invention, revealed Wednesday at the Australasian Simulation Congress in Melbourne, Australia, is called the HeroSurg. Created…
Latest news
LG Innotek wins patent suit against Japan’s Nidec
LG Innotek, LG Electronics’ component supplier, has won a patent suit against Japan’s Nidec over motors for optical disk drives.
Mashable
Australia’s largest free Wi-Fi service sounds great, but will people use it?
Slowly, but surely, Australia’s towns and cities are getting free Wi-Fi networks. Melbourne is the latest, with the Victorian government announcing a free Wi-Fi pilot program on Thursday. It joins Adelaide, Perth and the Sydney suburb of Liverpool in having CBD-wide Wi-Fi.  Aren’t you excited? SEE…
Mashable
India issues notice to Amazon, others for selling imported refurbished phones
India may be a big market for refurbished and used phones, but it isn’t easy to sell such products in the country. SEE ALSO: 5 things you need to know about the world’s fastest growing smartphone market India’ environment ministry has issued a “show-cause” notice to Amazon India and 20 other e-commerce…
BBC News – World
‘British people made bad decision on EU’
Italy’s PM says it will be “impossible” for Brexit talks to provide a deal that gives British people more rights than those outside the EU.
Dezeen
Xu Fu-Min completes “paradise-like house” in rural China that brings the landscape inside
Parts of the mountain landscape extend into this house in southeast China, which was planned by designer Xu Fu-Min to offer its residents a peaceful retreat from city life (+ slideshow). (more…)
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Sarkozy’s former spy chief placed under ‘formal investigation’
The former head of France’s DGSI domestic intelligence agency was placed under formal investigation on Wednesday on suspicions of influence peddling. Squarcini was a close ally of former president Nicolas Sarkozy.
Architizer
Bedrock Abodes: 7 Houses Designed Around Rock Formations
Legend has it that Frank Lloyd Wright conceived of his design for the Kaufmanns in a last minute frenzy, while the family was driving across the state to see the architect in Taliesin. But his epiphany, although fleeting, would become timeless: a sleek, layered house perched over a cascading…
Architizer
Set It and Forget It: A Self-Cleaning Toilet Hits the Market
It’s probably one of the most loathed chores of all time — cleaning the toilet. But one manufacturer is attempting to make it an easier, practically hands-off process that activates at the touch of a button. Launched by American Standard this month, the ActiClean offers both quick and extensive…
Architizer
Balancing Transparency: Natural Light Is the Primary Building Material for Richard Meier’s Hamburg Condominiums
Richard Meier & Partners has released the initial concept designs for the new Engel & Völkers Headquarters in Germany’s port city of Hamburg. The winning design, which beat out proposals from the likes of Foster + Partners and Zaha Hadid Architects, envisions a 16-story tower of combined…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
US Congress overrides Obama’s veto of 9/11 victims bill
Democrats and Republicans voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to override President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill that would allow the families of victims killed in the 9/11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia for allegedly supporting the hijackers.
RT – Daily news
Oil soars as OPEC reaches deal to limit production first time in 8 years
Crude prices gained six percent after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) reached a deal to cut oil output. Starting November, production is to be reduced to a range of 32.5-33.0 mn barrels per day. Read Full Article at RT.com
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
The Invisible Portal disappears into the Andes Mountains with a mirrored facade
The small 13-square-meter Invisible Portal lives up to its name with its mirrored facade. The studio placed the viewpoint on a highpoint of an Andes mountain trail that stretches between Guaranda and Babahoyo. “The number of people who visit the natural vantage point use this space as a point for meeting…
Mashable
Robo’s smart new 3D printer makes the technology more affordable and easy to use
While 3D printing is enjoying its time under the sun, most mainstream consumers are still put off by the price and size of the printers. In theory, having a 3D printer at home is great for artists, designers, and creators looking to make and customize 3D models. Execution-wise however, the machines…
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Apple’s new partnership shows that it means business
Deloitte is to help Apple show businesses how they can work better if they adopt iOS devices in the workplace, with the creation of an ‘Apple practice’ boasting a huge staff of advisers, and a new service called Enterprise Next.The Apple practice will have in excess of 5,000 advisers – iOS specialists…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
volkswagen world premiere of the visionary I.D. self driving concept car
the ‘I.D.’ is the focal point of the company’s show appearance at the paris motor show. the zero-emission car will already be going into production in 2020, and will kick off a new generation of innovative driverless cars. The post volkswagen world premiere of the visionary I.D. self driving concept…
AZoNano.com – Nanotechnology News Feed
International Conference & Exhibition on Advanced & Nano Materials to be held in Toronto, Canada
The International Academy of Energy, Minerals & Materials, has announced that it will be hosting the ICANM2017: International Conference on Advanced and Nano Materials, from 07-09 August. This…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Elon Musk an innovator wary of humanity’s future
If the future is an array of possibilities ranging from catastrophic to divine, Elon Musk is working to increase the probability of good things happening.
SlashGear
Panasonic flaunts twistable lithium-ion batteries
It’s either the worst or the best time to be talking about new battery technologies. Samsung’s disastrous Galaxy Note 7 rollout has probably consumers and manufacturers wary about changing the battery formula too much. At the same time, however, the incidents only showed how the industry is in dire need…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
COBE to integrate huge public pool and waterfall into cologne’s industrial harbor
the masterplan will transform the urban area into a neighborhood offering varied activities adapted to the different situations of high tide and low tide. The post COBE to integrate huge public pool and waterfall into cologne’s industrial harbor appeared first on designboom | architecture & design…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
US threatens to halt cooperation with Moscow over Aleppo assault
Secretary of State John Kerry threatened on Wednesday to end all cooperation between the United States and Russia to stop Syria’s civil war, unless Russian and Syrian government attacks on Aleppo end.
Well Spent.
Capital Goods Padded Nylon Shirt Jacket
This Padded Nylon Shirt Jacket from Capital Goods has a “padded technical weave.” I’m not entirely sure what that is, to be honest. But I like the sound of it. Especially in the context of a lightweight yet warm, Danish-designed / Portuguese-made shacket. It also has a fold-over collar, concealed snaps…
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No Man’s Sky under investigation for false advertising
The Advertising Standards Authority in the UK has confirmed that after receiving “several complaints”, it’s launching an investigation into the game No Man’s Sky.The investigation is focusing in particular on how No Man’s Sky is being advertised on the Steam store, with the videos and screenshots being…
SlashGear
Firefox plays around with mini video, screenshot sharing features
Web browsers have practically become operating systems and desktop environments. Just look at Chrome OS. While Firefox OS hasn’t exactly taken on a similar form, and is, in fact, practically dead, Mozilla isn’t stopping in giving its own web browser some extra power so that you won’t have to leave Firefox…
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Correlated magnets made out of single atoms
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Sunnest V4.1 Sport Stereo In-Ear Noise Cancelling Headset w/ Mic $15.99
Sunnest V4.1 Sport Stereo In-Ear Noise Cancelling Headset w/ Mic $15.99
designboom | architecture & design magazine
DuPont™ Corian® creates permanent collection for rio’s museo do amanhã
using its unique design and cutting-edge technology, DuPont™ Corian® forms the furniture for the ‘permanent’ collection in rio de janeiro’s museu do amanhã. The post DuPont™ Corian® creates permanent collection for rio’s museo do amanhã appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
RT – Daily news
World-fastest Russian MiG-31 interceptor jets practice in stratosphere over Kamchatka in Far East
Russian Air Force MiG-31 supersonic interceptors were used in simulated air battles in the upper atmosphere over Kamchatka in Russia’s Far East, Pacific Fleet press service said Thursday. Read Full Article at RT.com
SlashGear
Raspberry Pi gets its own official desktop environment: PIXEL
The Raspberry Pi, in all its incarnations, has been used in every DIY project or dream imaginable, from security systems to obstruction-detecting robots to, well, mini desktop computers. While most of these projects won’t really use a traditional computer desktop environment, the RPi was still in need…
RT – Daily news
Saudi Arabia puts end to pump-at-will policy
As low crude prices have taken a toll on the budget of Saudi Arabia, the government has decided to ditch its two-year policy of allowing unlimited output by its producers. Read Full Article at RT.com
Computerworld
No, really, that was just research!
Flashback to the early days of CD-ROM-based software, when Silicon Valley technology conferences are stumbling over a new problem, according to a pilot fish who was there.”There was a big debate over whether to allow a company that sold pornographic CDs in the main exhibitors area of one show,” says…
Mobile Magazine
Pouncer Drones: Emergency Food Delivery Service for Disaster Victims
The drones or UAV’s (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) that we are all familiar with in movies and the news are either the spying kind, delivers deadly missile and bomb payloads, or are simple camera platforms for photographers and videographers. So what about a UAV drone that can deliver emergency food and supplies…
The Next Web
How I fixed my Wi-Fi by ditching shitty consumer hardware
Almost everyone has a story about their crappy home Wi-Fi connection, usually relating to a particular house they lived in with an obscure shape. It’s a nightmare when you know your connection is great, but you can’t get the speeds you’re paying for everywhere. Until recently, I was one of those people…
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Hacker Zine Says It Will Pay $10,000 For Trump’s Tax Returns
A lot of people want to see Donald Trump’s tax returns. Especially in light of links between his campaign and Russian officials, what are his potential conflicts of interest while running for presidency? Now, infamous hacker zine 2600 says it will pay a hefty bounty for the documents. On Twitter,…
Computerworld
Doctors: E-health records raise costs, don’t help patient outcomes
Three out of four U.S. physicians believe that electronic healthcare records (EHRs) increase practice costs — outweighing any efficiency savings — and seven out of 10 think they reduce productivity, according to a new survey. Deloitte’s “2016 Survey of US Physicians” released this week found little…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
buitink technology grafts ETFE membrane unto reservoir in france
the material is a fluorine-based plastic with great transparency and resistance, likely to replace typical glass ‘skylight’ structures in the near future. The post buitink technology grafts ETFE membrane unto reservoir in france appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Here’s the patent that could crush Monsanto and save the world
Related: Activists call on the EPA to ban glysophate Via EcoSnippets Images via Paul Stamets Facebook and Wikimedia Commons
Geek.com
Dan Brown is writing another Robert Langdon novel called Origin
Love him or loathe him, Dan Brown has become a very successful author who’s books are guaranteed to fly off the shelves every time a new one appears. And a big part of […]
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Don’t Google these celebrities unless you love wrestling with anti-virus software
She may be one of the funniest comics on the circuit at the moment, but it’s no laughing matter if you Google Amy Schumer at the moment. She’s just been singled out by Intel and McAfee as the celebrity whose related search results are most likely to land you with a nasty dose of malware.As Intel points…
RT – Daily news
Germany risks becoming ‘giant ATM machine’ following Brexit – UK trade minister
Germany risks becoming the “greatest ATM machine” in history as a result of Brexit, the UK’s trade minister has warned. He said Berlin may be left to pay for a failing European Union which is in danger of collapse. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Obama defends ‘judicious’ Syria policy, says diplomacy only path to peace
President Barack Obama defended his refusal to use military force to end Syria’s brutal civil war Wednesday, as diplomatic efforts faltered and a humanitarian crisis of historic proportions unfolded in Aleppo.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
India launches strikes on militants in Kashmir, Pakistan vows response
India said on Thursday it had conducted “surgical strikes” on suspected militants preparing to infiltrate from Pakistan-ruled Kashmir, making its first direct military response to an attack on an army base it blames on Pakistan.
Computerworld
Support family and friends with Windows 10’s new Quick Assist app
Among the new features that Microsoft rolled out with last month’s Anniversary Update to Windows 10 is an app called Quick Assist — a remote-access tool that is especially designed to work with Windows 10 systems. As you likely know, remote-access applications allow two computers to connect over the…
RT – Daily news
FBI wanted Tesla’s ‘death ray’ invention for War Dept, documents show
The FBI has finally published its cache of files relating to Nikola Tesla, 73 years after “two truckloads” of his property were seized by the US government following the renowned inventor’s death. Read Full Article at RT.com
Computerworld
Yahoo hackers weren’t state-sponsored, a security firm says
Common criminals, not state-sponsored hackers, carried out the massive 2014 data breach that exposed information about millions of Yahoo user accounts, a security firm said Wednesday. Yahoo has blamed state actors for the attack, but it was actually elite hackers-for-hire who did it, according to…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Automakers show off electrics at Paris show
Global automakers are showing off new electric vehicles at the Paris auto show as they look ahead to a world of tighter environmental standards on emissions.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
‘Pandora’s Cluster’ seen by Spitzer
This image of galaxy cluster Abell 2744, also called Pandora’s Cluster, was taken by the Spitzer Space Telescope. The gravity of this galaxy cluster is strong enough that it acts as a lens to magnify images of more distant background galaxies. This technique is called gravitational lensing.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Scientists reveal how signals from pathogenic bacteria reach danger sensors of cells
Researchers at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have discovered the way signals from infectious bacteria gain entry into the cytoplasm of host cells to activate disease-fighting inflammasomes. Inflammasomes are protein machines in the cell that serve as “danger sensors” for infection and which set…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Drug manufacturers need to understand how their products affect entire biological networks
Decoys in DNA may serve a larger purpose than drug designers suspect, according to Rice University scientists.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Report identifies promising practices to help disconnected young adults in Houston
Interventions that target the educational development of the approximately 110,000 unemployed young adults between the ages 16 and 24 in Greater Houston could help them become more successful and prosperous, according to a new report from Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research and JPMorgan…
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Yacoto Water Resistant Cool LED Bicycle Cycling Wheel Light (2 Pack) $9.74
Yacoto Water Resistant Cool LED Bicycle Cycling Wheel Light (2 Pack) $9.74
Computerworld
A new Microsoft tool shows how Win 10 might affect devices
IT administrators trying to figure out how to move their organizations to Windows 10 have a new tool that might change the game. This week, Microsoft released the Windows Upgrade Analytics Service, designed to make it easier to decide whether you can carry out a massive upgrade. WUAS gives administrators…
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Oslo’s “climate budget’ aims to halve carbon emissions in just 4 years
Norway has already done great things for the climate. Now the nation’s capital plans to take it one step further.
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Volkswagen stamps its ID onto future of autonomy and electrics
Volkswagen opened up 2016 by previewing an electric future with the Budd-e concept. Now it’s going back to the future with the all-new ID concept, an early sneak peek at a compact electric car that it plans to get to market by 2020. Positioned as a seminal concept, the ID also flashes a look…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
olafur eliasson: the parliament of possibilities opens at leeum, samsung museum of art
on display are works representative of the artist’s most recent activities, which deal with subjects relating to nature, philosophy, and science. The post olafur eliasson: the parliament of possibilities opens at leeum, samsung museum of art appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Cool Hunting
PTT Family’s Katamama Hotel: Bali’s incredible boutique digs built by artisans and envisioned by a young company determined to give ancient Indonesian crafts a place in the future
Over 1.8 million. That’s how many bricks were handcrafted to create Katamama, an extraordinary boutique hotel in Bali realized by Ronald Akili and his team, the PTT Family, alongside Indonesian architect Andra Matin. Each brick is individually fabricated…… …
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In a Utopian Future, What Counts as Luxury?
Sybaritic—a word meaning outrageously luxurious—derives from the ancient Greek city of Sybaris, known for its inhabitants’ excessively piscine and indulgent feasts.But as with language, meanings ebb, flow, and change in sync with the moving of our times. While the Merriam-Webster Dictionary’s definition…
WIRED
5 Awesome Home-Theater Setups for Under $500
Five C-notes doesn’t just get you a TV. It gets you a TV, a Roku, a Chromecast, a soundbar, and money left over for pizza. The post 5 Awesome Home-Theater Setups for Under $500 appeared first on WIRED.
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Scientists Trace Society’s Myths to Primordial Origins
Analyzing how stories change in the retelling down through the generations sheds light on the history of human migration going as far back as the Paleolithic period  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
RT – Daily news
Trump’s wealth down $800mn this year – Forbes
US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s net worth has fallen by $800 million since 2015, Forbes magazine reported on Wednesday. Read Full Article at RT.com
The Next Web
Siri is killing the Geordie accent
Why aye man!  In fifty years, the distinctive Geordie accent might be all but dead. That’s according to a study from University of York professor Dr. Dominic Watt and speech coach Dr. Brendan Gunn. The paper says that the dialect spoken in the city of Newcastle will eventually morph to sound more generically…
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BMW’s X2 SUV concept is a sportier alternative to the X1
BMW will be filling out its ever-expanding product line with a coupe-like X2 SUV, with the Concept X2 debuting this week at the Paris Auto Show. The company’s hugely successful SUV lineup already includes an X1, X3, X4, X5, and X6, with the small 2-series coupes the only line left out of the fun. That’s…
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This sweet BMW electric scooter with 99 mile range is coming to the US
BMW’s motorcycle division is bringing the updated version of its C evolution electric scooter to the United States. The new C Evolution uses the same battery technology that’s going into the new BMW i3, and that helps give it more power and a much longer range. The scooter can produce a continuous 26…
Computerworld
Review: Office 365’s Delve, Sway, and Planner fall flat
Microsoft really, really wants to own all of your office work, so it keeps finding new tools it hopes you will add to your Office 365 portfolio. (All require an Office 365 account to use.) The latest are Delve for file discovery, Sway for modern-style presentations, and Planner for task management….
9to5Mac
New York’s Union Square Cafe will use Apple Watches to enhance customer service
New York’s Union Square Cafe will use Apple Watches to enhance its customer service efforts when the restaurant re-opens next month, reports Eater. When Meyer’s 30-year-old Union Square Cafe reopens in Manhattan next month, every floor manager and sommelier will be wearing an Apple Watch. And when…
Lifehacker
How to Get Work Done While You Travel
Maybe you have to squeeze in some email during vacation. Maybe you’re one of those much-envied digital nomads and work from anywhere you roam. Whatever your scenario, if you have to work and travel at the same time, it can be a challenge to balance both. Here’s how. Read more…
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Garmin’s Vivofit Jr. rewards kids for being active
Garmin has painted the Vivofit band in lively colors and shrunk it down to create its first activity tracker for kids. Vivofit Jr. can track steps and sleep, as well as how long your kid has been moving, just like the band for adults. And, yes, it ca…
Computerworld
Google, Amazon, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft are forming an alliance on A.I. — here’s why
What do you get when you put Google, Amazon, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft in a room together?A new organization dedicated to the advancement of artificial intelligence, apparently. The five tech giants have formed a new nonprofit with the goal of using A.I. to benefit people and society (really, that…
Computerworld
FBI reports more attempts to hack voter registration system
The FBI has found more attempts to hack states’ voter registration systems ahead of the national elections.The agency had reportedly found evidence in August that foreign hackers had breached state election databases in Illinois and Arizona, but it appears that there have been other attempts as well,…
Discover Magazine
Scientists (finally) figure out why birds don’t crash into each other.
It’s a simple question that you’ve probably never thought about: with all those birds flying around, how come you never see two birds crash mid-air? To answer this question, researchers put parakeets (aka budgerigars) into an air tunnel and had them fly towards each other. They found that birds have…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Student’s surprise finding could improve future handling of nuclear waste
A researcher at The University of Manchester has made a surprise finding after observing variations of a chemical bond with a radioactive metal called thorium – and this newly revealed relationship could one day contribute to improving nuclear fuel management.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Wind turbines killing more than just local birds, study finds
Wind turbines are known to kill large birds, such as golden eagles, that live nearby. Now there is evidence that birds from up to hundreds of miles away make up a significant portion of the raptors that are killed at these wind energy fields.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Making the world’s best radon detectors even better
The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) recognises ANSTO radon detectors as the best in the world for global and regional atmospheric composition and baseline studies. However, ANSTO researchers are making computational refinements to data collected by its instruments in less than ideal conditions.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Use of body-worn cameras sees complaints against police ‘virtually vanish’, study finds
Body-worn cameras are fast becoming standard kit for frontline law enforcers, trumpeted by senior officers and even the US President as a technological ‘fix’ for what some see as a crisis of police legitimacy. Evidence of effectiveness has, however, been limited in its scope.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Nanosensors could help determine tumors’ ability to remodel tissue
MIT researchers have designed nanosensors that can profile tumors and may yield insight into how they will respond to certain therapies. The system is based on levels of enzymes called proteases, which cancer cells use to remodel their surroundings.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Grant immigrants the right to vote, say researchers
National election results in the UK could look vastly different if all immigrants had the right to vote, which they should, according to new research.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Record high to record low—what on Earth is happening to Antarctica’s sea ice?
2016 continues to be a momentous year for Australia’s climate, on track to be the new hottest year on record.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Room-temp superconductors could be possible
Superconductors are the holy grail of energy efficiency. These mind-boggling materials allow electric current to flow freely without resistance. But that generally only happens at temperatures within a few degrees of absolute zero (minus 459 degrees Fahrenheit), making them difficult to deploy today….
designboom | architecture & design magazine
edoardo tresoldi constructs ethereal wire pipe organ at the eaux claires festival
the structure has recently been saved from demolition, after being donated to the eau clair community as a public art piece. The post edoardo tresoldi constructs ethereal wire pipe organ at the eaux claires festival appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
RT – Daily news
Using foreign affairs to solve internal Tory problems caused Brexit – Italian PM
Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s decision to hold a referendum on EU membership was a misguided attempt to resolve internal problems within the Conservative party, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has said. Read Full Article at RT.com
TechRadar: All latest feeds
Here’s why the government wants to investigate price comparison websites
A government watchdog has launched an investigation into price comparison websites and apps, in an effort to pin down how well they serve both consumers and businesses, and also to potentially make it clearer how these services earn their cash.The Competition and Markets Authority (or CMA – the organisation…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
The new solar-powered Wheelys 5 bicycle cafe serves up coffee and much more
Related: Tiny Human-Powered Wheely’s Cafe Serves Coffee Brewed by the Sun + Wheely’s + Nordic Invention Wheely’s Cafe, worlds smallest cafe, eco-friendly cafes, transportable cafes, wheely’s eco cafe, green transportation, green initiatives indiegogo, ecological…
The Next Web
Watch: This is how you wreck a giant $200,000 battle robot
Over a year ago, American robot fighting team MegaBots challenged its Japanese rival Suidobashi Heavy Industry to a ruthless robo-deathmatch. As the showdown is fast approaching, MegaBots wanted to put its Mark II to the test and see how well the $200,000 battlebot will fare when the duel finally goes…
Digital Trends
Counting calories? Lose It makes it as easy as snapping a picture
Most weight-loss apps have a food-tracking function that lets you log what you have consumed for the day. According to Lose It, this burden of logging in your meals is also one of the top reasons people quit dieting apps. The company wants to simplify the process with Snap It. Lose It’s current Android…
Physics News
Researchers find way to ID many pathogens with few DNA probes
Rice University scientists have invented a technology that could potentially identify hundreds of bacterial pathogens simply, quickly and at low cost using a single set of random DNA probes. …
SpaceNews.com
United Nations to fly first space mission on Dream Chaser
GUADALAJARA, Mexico — The United Nations plans to purchase a dedicated mission on a Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) Dream Chaser spacecraft in 2021 to give developing nations an opportunity to fly experiments in space. At a press conference during the International Astronautical Congress here Sept….
RT – Daily news
Bodycam shows police firing 18 bullets at SUV, killing 6yo autistic boy (GRAPHIC VIDEO)
Footage of a Louisiana police chase that ended with the fatal shooting of a 6-year-old autistic boy has been released at the pre-trial hearing of two officers charged with his death. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
Russian FM spox: US talk of ‘attacks in Russia, body bags, downing jets’ sounds like ‘get ’em’ call
Russian FM Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova hit back at her US counterpart John Kirby, who warned that terrorist attacks may take place in Russia if the civil war continues in Syria. His remark sounds like a call to “get ’em,” she noted. Read Full Article at RT.com
DailyTech Main News Feed
The First Engineered Baby Is Born
Doctors have succeeded in giving birth to a baby by using three persons. After five months, scientist publicized the out come of the new fertility technique to the rest of the world. The five-month old boy has DNA of his mother and father, and a tiny bit of genetic code from third person (donor).
RT – Daily news
Prison paradox: Texas jail authorities ban 15,000 books… but allow Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’
The 140,000 inmates in Texas state prisons are reportedly denied access to some 15,000 books banned by the authorities – but it seem convicts can still easily get hold of a copy of Adolf Hitler’s racist diatribe ‘Mein Kampf’. Read Full Article at RT.com
Motherboard RSS Feed
I Rented All the Expensive Tech I Can’t Afford
My iPhone is an incredibly intimate part of my life. I use it to answer work emails, check if I’m being subtweeted, and reply to my cute pictures of my niece. It’s the first thing I see when I wake up and the last thing I see before I go to bed. Could I handle a casual, chill relationship with a gadget…
CNET News.com
Infiniti’s variable-compression engine offers diesel efficiency with petrol power – Roadshow
The company claims it’s production ready, but it’s not slated to appear in any production car just yet.
CNET News.com
BMW’s Concept X2 is a look at our dystopian, all-crossover future – Roadshow
Sorry, folks, it’s all oversized hatchbacks from here on out.
RT – Daily news
Saudis could pull billions from US economy, hinder access to Mideast bases following 9/11 lawsuits
Saudi Arabia and its allies could retaliate against US legislation allowing the kingdom to be sued for the 9/11 attacks, including scaling back investment in the US economy or restricting access to important regional air bases, experts claim. Read Full Article at RT.com
Lifehacker
Learn the Basics of Tying Wood Together With These Three Lashings
If you were ever in a Scout troop, you might’ve learned how to tie lashings to build camping gear. If you missed that merit badge, however, these charts can show you simple lashings to help when you need to build something a little on the low-tech side.The above graphic comes from The Art of Manliness,…
Techbargains.com
Klipsch Pro 6502 60W 2-Way In-Wall Home Audio Speaker $59
Klipsch Pro 6502 60W 2-Way In-Wall Home Audio Speaker $59
Mashable
This startup says it can save you thousands in medical bills
A new startup says it could save you thousands of dollars on your medical bills — and only for a 20 percent fee.  Remedy, a startup launching around the country on Thursday, is trying to transform medical billing. In part because of the United States’ complex healthcare system, Americans pay $120 billion…
Mashable
The Death Star was as big as Florida, and other boggling size comparisons
If the world’s tallest building existed in New York City, it would put One World Trade Center to shame.  That’s just one takeaway from a new, inspired photo series by college student Kevin Wisbith. He posted a series called “A Quick Perspective” to Imgur that puts enormous landmarks, buildings, ships…
Scientific American Content: Global
Enceladus’s Hydrothermal Vents Could Revolutionize the Search for Extraterrestrial Life
Evidence mounts that Saturn’s icy moon harbors active hydrothermal vents, making it one of the hottest places to look for life beyond Earth — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
TechCrunch
Karamba Security raises $2.5 million to keep self-driving cars safe from hackers
 A cybersecurity startup based in Hod Hasharon, Israel, Karamba Security, has raised $2.5 million in new series A funding to protects internet-connect cars and self-driving vehicles from hackers. Fontinalis Partners, a venture firm that is focused on mobility and transportation-related technologies,…
WIRED
ReflexLOLogy: Inside the Groan-Inducing World of Pun Competitions
Our writer dove into the linguistic thunderdome of wordplay battles. The English language will never be the same. The post ReflexLOLogy: Inside the Groan-Inducing World of Pun Competitions appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
The South Hills Crossbill Is Evolving in a Seriously Bizarre Way
In the pine forests of Idaho, a bird called the South Hills crossbill is waging one seriously bizarre evolutionary war. The post The South Hills Crossbill Is Evolving in a Seriously Bizarre Way appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
The Furniture in This Store Fits Together Like a Giant, 3-D Puzzle
Bureau Spectacular deconstructs buildings and furniture. The post The Furniture in This Store Fits Together Like a Giant, 3-D Puzzle appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
WIRED Book Club: Picking Apart the Satisfying, Uncheesy End of Three-Body Problem
Three bodies in the WIRED Book Club talk religion and science in the final act of Liu Cixin’s mind-bending book. The post WIRED Book Club: Picking Apart the Satisfying, Uncheesy End of Three-Body Problem appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
An Intriguing Link Between Police Shootings and Black Voter Registration
The number one determinant of high rates of fatal police shootings of black Americans is the percentage of eligible black Americans registered to vote. The post An Intriguing Link Between Police Shootings and Black Voter Registration appeared first on WIRED.
Architizer
Aníbal Building
The Aníbal Building is located in one of the densest and most upscale neighborhoods of Rio de Janeiro, Ipanema. It houses the headquarters of three different companies distributed throughout three open floor plans. Both ground floor and penthouse spaces are shared by all the users. The façade…
Architizer
Facades by Dekton
Dekton is an innovative ultra-compact surface made from a mixture of inorganic materials through a process called sinterization. This ultra-compaction process creates a dimensionally stable material with near zero porosity, making it free of micro-defects that cause tension or weakness in other…
Man of Many
Sounds Interesting – Raumfeld X Rosenthal Porcelain Speakers
As far as exciting world firsts go, porcelain speakers aren’t necessarily the first thing to spring to mind. But that might change once you’ve had a look at the latest offering from speaker makers Raumfeld and porcelain aficionados Rosenthal. Dubbed the Raumfeld X Rosenthal speakers, they’re the first…
The Verge – All Posts
Uber wants to let brands feed you content during your next ride
Uber is partnering with Yext, a New York-based startup that specializes in location data for businesses, to help online shoppers book rides to their favorite store or restaurant. The partnership will also allow corporations to serve up marketing material and ads to consumers on Uber’s platform. Depending…
Coolest Gadgets
Braven 405 waterproof Bluetooth speaker is ready for anything
Braven and speakers do happen to go back a long, long way together. In fact, we have seen a fair number of rugged speakers which have shed their wires and cables from Braven before, and this time around they are back with something for the discerning adventurer. Enter the Braven 405 waterproof Bluetooth…
Shut Up And Take My Money
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Shut Up And Take My Money
A how-to book called Grow the F*ck Up that teaches teens and adults how to create a resume and cover letter, change a car tire, apply for college loans, shut off the power to your home, +40 more tasks.
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Mashable
Why Africa is the world’s untapped resource for tech talent
For tech companies to continue to grow, they need talent. And if one startup has its way, a big chunk of that talent is going to come from Africa.  “It’s our belief that Africa is the largest pool of underutilized brainpower in the world,” Jeremy Johnson, the CEO and co-founder of Andela, said on this…
FiveThirtyEight
Some Like It Bot
Artificial intelligence has captured the rhythm of science fiction. For example, the script of a new science fiction short is the creation of a bot. Although the software provides the order of the word choices, the source material is human. It works by algorithm and it derives its poetic power from the…
FiveThirtyEight
Significant Digits For Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news.0Number of television advertisements from Donald Trump that are in Spanish. The Clinton camp is much more invested in bilingual ads. The campaign has sponsored upwards of 2,500 Spanish-language ads. [The Center…
Deals
Amazon Is a Apparently Huge Football Fan With This NFL and NCAA Gold Box
If you haven’t bought all your football fan gear yet, here’s another sports-centric Amazon Gold Box for you. NFL and NCAA tees, hats and socks are marked down for one day only, so you can really support your favorite team, or teams, from head to toe. Now if only we knew where all the money for these…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Vital interplay between microorganisms and extracellular minerals
Some minerals abundant in soils and in aquatic and subsurface sediments electronically support microbial growth by supplying electrons or storing them as “environmental batteries,” according to this new review article. Microbial cells derive chemical energy from metals associated with minerals outside…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Renault-Nissan CEO at Paris auto show: Diesel isn’t dead yet
Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn isn’t ready to give up on diesel—though he admits that tougher emissions rules emerging from the Volkswagen scandal are a boon to his company’s bet on electric cars.
Fast Company
Tech Giants Team Up To Devise An Ethics Of Artificial Intelligence
Amazon, Facebook, Google DeepMind, IBM, and Microsoft announced the Partnership on AI, which will research ways to use the tech responsibly. Amazon, Facebook, Google DeepMind, IBM, and Microsoft announced the Partnership on AI, which will research ways to use the tech responsibly.The…
Phys.org: Physics News
Researchers make breakthrough in dewetting surfaces
How would you like a kitchen surface that cleans itself? Technological advances such as this could be one step closer after a breakthrough by Northumbria University and Nottingham Trent University.
Phys.org: Physics News
Scientists create novel imaging technique with potential for medical diagnostics
A unique new imaging method, called “polarized nuclear imaging” – combining powerful aspects of both magnetic resonance imaging and gamma-ray imaging and developed by physicists in the University of Virginia’s departments of Physics and Radiology – has potential for new types of high-resolution medical…
Phys.org: Physics News
Room-temp superconductors could be possible
Superconductors are the holy grail of energy efficiency. These mind-boggling materials allow electric current to flow freely without resistance. But that generally only happens at temperatures within a few degrees of absolute zero (minus 459 degrees Fahrenheit), making them difficult to deploy today….
NatureNews – Most recent articles – nature.com science feeds
Open-access journal eLife to start charging fees
Journal backed by world’s largest private research funders will still depend on grants to cover expenses.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20700
TechSpot
Check out Zuckerberg’s photos of Facebook’s advanced Arctic data center
When he isn’t giving away his vast fortune, bringing the internet to remote parts of the earth, or trying to rid the world of all disease, Mark Zuckerberg continues to run a social media network that boasts nearly two billion active monthly users – and that requires some innovative tech. …
Scientific American Content: Global
New Robot Helps Babies with Cerebral Palsy Learn to Crawl
The infants crawl sooner and farther than they would on their own — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
The Next Web
Spotify finally launches in Japan, but not everyone can use it just yet
After a long wait, Spotify is finally launching its service in Japan – but not everyone is getting access to it just yet. The company is currently running an invite-only beta, which means some users might have to wait a little longer before they get an opportunity to use the popular music app. Japanese…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
SolPad residential solar panels come with built-in battery storage and an inverter
Related: This modern prefab home has windows that double as solar panels + SolPad Via Treehugger Images via screenshot and SolPad Facebook
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Backcountry Hut Company designs rugged flat-packed cabins for wilderness enthusiasts
If you ever long to disappear into the wilderness for a few weeks with friends or family, then surely you have imagined the shelter that will keep you comfortable in such a place? Leckie Studio Architecture + Design have not only thought about the kind of structure that could s
Reason.com Full Feed
There’s More to Life Than the Presidential Election: New at Reason
Monday’s presidential debate probably did not cheer up voters who see the election as a choice between diabetes and terminal cancer—an awful affliction versus a fatal one. But at times like this, it is useful to remember that many things are beyond the control of the person occupying the Oval Office,…
The Manual
Trekking: The Hybrid Sleeping Bag is Baffled Proof that Less is More
Use it in conjunction with a parka for the utmost warmth and versatility. The post Trekking: The Hybrid Sleeping Bag is Baffled Proof that Less is More appeared first on The Manual.
Latest news
3D-printed bones? New ‘hyperelastic’ material could let doctors print implants on demand
Researchers at Northwestern University develop a new 3D-printable synthetic bone that could one day could help transform major surgery.
ArchDaily
RIBA Awards 2017 Gold Medal to Paulo Mendes da Rocha
Paulo Mendes da Rocha. Image © PMDR Archive The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has awarded its 2017 Royal Gold Medal to Paulo Mendes da Rocha. The 87-year-old is among Brazil’s most celebrated architects, known for his special brand of Brazilian Brutalism which has had a dramatic…
The Awesomer
SlimJimmy Wallet
Price: $25+  | PledgeA super slim handstitched leather wallet that uses elastic to carry fat stacks of cash when you have them, and slims down when you don’t. The RFID-safe side pocket holds 6 cards or 15 bills, while the front pocket snugly holds up to 6 more cards. In US or international bill sizes….
Techbargains.com
Shaver LuckyFine NEW 3D Floating Men’s Electric Beard Shaver $25.48
Shaver LuckyFine NEW 3D Floating Men’s Electric Beard Shaver $25.48
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
40 years of safer aviation through reporting
The U.S. has an incredibly safe aviation system – it’s unparalleled when compared to other modes of transportation. The basis for this historic safety record is that we identify and correct safety concerns before they become real problems. NASA’s Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) is one of the…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Launch success for AlSat Nano
Shortly after launch (04:46 BST on Monday 26 September) and orbital injection, Algerian Space Agency operators established contact with the satellite from the Surrey Space Centre (University of Surrey) ground station in Guildford. A series of spacecraft health checks and in orbit commissioning procedures…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers get mixed results in training dogs to sniff out lung cancer in humans
(Phys.org)—A team of researchers at Krems University Hospital in Vienna Austria has found mixed results while conducting studies to determine the viability of using dogs to detect lung cancer in human beings. In their paper published in the Journal of Breath Research, the team describes their study and…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
First-ever 3-D printed excavator project advances large-scale additive manufacturing R&D
Heavy construction machinery is the focus of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s latest advance in additive manufacturing research. With industry partners and university students, ORNL researchers are designing and producing the world’s first 3D printed excavator, a prototype that will leverage large-scale…
The Next Web
Building the travel app that makes flying fun again
This post was written by Tiago Luchini. Tiago is the Technology Partner at Work & Co, where he leads the software and development process from technical discovery through product launch. He has led engagements with Google, Apple, the NBA and Virgin America. Complexity and friction often make interactions…
CNET News.com
Inside historic Bell Labs, where tomorrow’s tech is born – CNET
Bell Labs, now run by Nokia, shows off its superfast next-gen 5G networks, smarter smartwatches and a drone that delivers new mobile network capacity.
Ars Technica
Here comes 5Gbps networking over standard cables
(credit: DeclanTM) A new Ethernet standard that allows for up to 2.5Gbps over normal Cat 5e cables (the ones you probably have in your house) has been approved by the IEEE. The standard—formally known as IEEE 802.3bz-2016, 2.5G/5GBASE-T, or just 2.5 and 5 Gigabit Ethernet—also allows for up to 5Gbps…
SlashGear
Hyundai and Bisimoto team for 1040hp Santa-Fast SUV
Scientific American Content: Global
Scientists Create a Window into the Brain [Video]
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Lifehacker
Why Diet Studies Performed on Mice Are Often Unreliable
Mice are commonly used in diet- and disease-related research because they share a majority of their genes with us and are small and inexpensive. But there are plenty of subtle confounding factors in the mice themselves that, if not accounted and properly controlled for, can really muddy experimental…
The Gadget Flow
3D Self-Adhesive Wall Stickers
Give your home a majestic appearance with these 3D self-adhesive wall stickers. These stickers come with an insulated soundproof design that will give your home the privacy it deserves. The self-adhesive design offers easy installation and has an awesome 3D brick pattern to bring that natural effect….
The Gadget Flow
Artifox Desk 02
Complete your ideal workspace with the Artifox Desk 02. Giving you the ultimate minimalist style, this desk is also outfitted with loads of conveniences to make any work day seem a lot easier. Available with your choice of a walnut or bone wood top, the Desk 02 is finished with ultra strong steel for…
The Gadget Flow
Ehang GHOSTDRONE 2.0 With 4K Sports Camera
A Drone controlled entirely by your phone that offers a truly one of a kind experience. Flying a drone has never been this easy as the GHOSTDRONE mimics the movement of your phone. There are dual sensors to give you more safety in situations where one fails. The drone entertains automatic return in case…
The Gadget Flow
Wearable Stabilizer for GoPro Camera
This wearable stabilizer for the GoPro camera has been built for extreme sports lovers. It stabilizes the video footage horizontally without sacrificing the thrill of dynamic motion in the video. The stabilizer is one of the world’s smallest designs that is only 90.32mm in length and one of the lightest…
GearCulture
Twisted Sharpie
Shouldn’t the marker you use in your garage match its environment? The Twisted Sharpie takes a new spin on the standard Sharpie by making it out of twisted steal. Handmade in the USA, each limited edition pen comes with a signed designer card and personal serial number.
RT – Daily news
Up to 250 people killed in alleged chemical attacks in Darfur since January – Amnesty (GRAPHIC)
Up to 250 people, many of them children, have died from exposure to suspected chemical weapons in Darfur in the past eight months, Amnesty International has reported. The Sudanese government has denied chemical weapons use. Read Full Article at RT.com
Deals
Track Your Fitness Goals With a Suite of Discounted Philips Devices
Whether you’re watching your weight, counting your steps, or monitoring your blood pressure, a whole suite of Philips connected health devices are on sale in today’s Amazon Gold Box.Read more…
Lifehacker
Give Your Old Mattress New Life With These Discounted Memory Foam Toppers
3″ Simmons Curv Mattress Toppers, $65-$130If you aren’t thrilled with your mattress, but don’t want to pay hundreds of dollars to replace it, a 3″ Simmons Curv memory foam topper can make it feel brand new.As part of an Amazon Gold Box deal, you can grab a king or California king for $130, a queen for…
Macworld
Nuance Dragon Professional Individual for Mac 6.0 review: Better performance and accuracy
Another year, another upgrade to Nuance’s Dragon ($300; $150 upgrade), their speech recognition solution. I reviewed version 5 last year, pointing out that “Dragon offers some of the biggest changes since this software was first introduced, both under the hood and on the screen.” Building on the changes…
Coolest Gadgets
Zwitscherbox motion-activated audio player
Do you love to have birds around your home? There are times when their songs in the morning offer a sense of calm, not to mention keep your soul refreshed as you wake up each day. If you wished that development around your neighborhood would stop so that your feathered friends will be able to establish…
Reason.com Full Feed
A.M. Links: Detroit News Endorses Gary Johnson for President, Obama Takes on Trump, Latest on Police Killing in El Cajon
The Detroit News: “Libertarian Gary Johnson for president.” In a CNN town hall appearance last night, President Barack Obama referred to Donald Trump’s claims about waning U.S. power as “blah, blah. It’s nonsense.” Police in El Cajon, California, say 38-year-old Alfred Okwera Olango pointed a vaping…
Architizer
Get Recognized: 22 Brand-New Reasons to Enter Architecture’s Biggest Competition
Architects appreciate the importance of embracing all things innovative, from emerging technologies like 3D printing and virtual reality to cutting-edge building products that help provide better-quality housing and advance sustainable design. It is therefore vital that any awards program designed…
PCWorld
21 essential Windows keyboard shortcuts
Despite notable advancements in speech-recognition technology and voice input, and the popularity of tablets, the humble PC continues to be the workhorse device of choice for many workers around the world. And whether you’re an office-bound professional slouched behind a desktop PC, or a globetrotting…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
With more drones in the sky, expect less privacy
Drone footage is everywhere, whether used to film extreme sports, outdoor events, nature, music festivals, or just for its own sake.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Illinois Tech scientists’ aquaponics farm runs on food waste, is fully mobile
Two Illinois Institute of Technology scientists have invented a fully containerized aquaponics farm that will use local food waste as the energy source instead of electricity, providing grid independence, lower cost than typical indoor farms, and mobility for use in food-poor areas.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Swiss space research reaches for the sky
The Rosetta mission is coming to an end, but the next expeditions across our solar system are ready for lift-off, carrying with them a number of state-of-the-art devices made in Switzerland.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Discovery of an extragalactic hot molecular core
Astronomers have discovered a ‘hot molecular core’, a cocoon of molecules surrounding a newborn massive star, for the first time outside our Galaxy. The discovery, which marks the first important step for observational studies of extragalactic hot molecular cores and challenges the hidden chemical diversity…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers demonstrate a few-component system of interacting organic species that displays autocatalytic features
(Phys.org)—A team of researchers at Harvard University has demonstrated a few-component system of interacting organic species that, when combined into a reaction network, displayed autocatalytic and oscillatory features—a first. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the team explains how they…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Deportation risk increases food insecurity
Nearly 3.5 million children of Mexican descent live with an unauthorized immigrant parent; the vast majority of these children are U.S. born citizens, according to data from the Pew Hispanic Center. Researchers from the University of Missouri have found that local immigration enforcement policies that…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Product verification support leads to significant savings for precision engineering company
Support from the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has helped SME Anglia CNC Engineering (ACE) improve its manufacturing processes and is expected to save the company at least £50k a year.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin discusses ‘Destination Mars’
Sending humans on a ‘Journey to Mars’ and developing strategies and hardware to accomplish the daunting task of getting ‘Humans to Mars’ is NASA’s agency wide goal and the goal of many space enthusiasts – including Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Building a sustainable, intelligent and power-efficient cloud
EU researchers are combining high-performance computational power with hardware and servers in order to build a more efficient, heterogeneous cloud.
RT – Daily news
‘I’m the law today, n***a’: Pennsylvania cop fired over Snapchat selfie racial slur (PHOTO)
A Pennsylvania police officer has been fired after a Snapchat image of her dressed in full uniform and captioned with a racial slur came to the attention of her bosses. Read Full Article at RT.com
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NUS-Led Study: Consumption of a Bioactive Compound From Neem Plant Could Significantly Suppress Development of Prostate Cancer
A team of international researchers led by Associate Professor Gautam Sethi from the Department of Pharmacology at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore has found that nimbolide, a bioactive terpenoid compound derived from Azadirachta indica or more commonly known…
Newswise: SciNews
You Keep Using That Physics Word
Physics can often seem inconceivable. It’s a field of strange concepts and special terms. And to make things even more complicated, physics has repurposed a number of familiar English words. Not to worry! Here is a handy list of words that acquire a new meaning when spoken by physicists.
Newswise: SciNews
FAU and Sancilio & Company, Inc. Join Forces to Train Drug Development Workforce
In its first-of-its-kind university/industry partnership, FAU and scientists from Sancilio & Company, Inc. are working together to train highly skilled workers in biopharmaceuticals and drug development.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
‘We are abandoned,’ Syria’s White Helmets chief tells UN
Speaking at UN headquarters in New York on Wednesday, the head of the Syrian Civil Defence – whose volunteers are known as the “White Helmets” – warned that the latest Russian-backed assault on the city of Aleppo was pushing his team to the limit.
DigsDigs
Peaceful Modern Bachelor’s Pad On A Budget
This bachelor pad in New York City’s West Village is no man cave, it’s full of air, light and peaceful colors, it’s a perfect space to kick back and relax or entertain friends. The uniqueness of this apartment is that it’s done in light grey, no moody colors and spaces as the owner wanted much light…
RT – Daily news
British politicians desperate for dual Irish citizenship after Brexit vote
Desperate to hold on to EU citizenship following Brexit, the number of British MPs and peers applying for Irish passports is in the “double digits,” it has emerged. Read Full Article at RT.com
Scientific American Content: Global
Congress Approves $1.1 Billion in Zika Funding
The funding, which will support vaccine research and health care, caps months of delay — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Xbox One sales have shot up 1000% in the UK
Since its release, Sony’s PlayStation 4 has largely dominated the console market, continually revealing impressive sales figures that outstripped those of its closest competitor, Microsoft’s Xbox One. Now, however, it looks like there could be a reversal in fortune taking place as the companies release…
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ICYMI: Holograms for the home and a drone to plant trees
Today on In Case You Missed It: A company has developed a ‘personal volumetric display” which is apparently science-sounding for a Princess Leia machine in your very own home. Looking Glass is marketing its Volume machine for $1,000, though so far, they’re only available for pre-order. Meanwhile,…
TechCrunch
Microsoft forms new AI Research Group led by Harry Shum
 Artificial intelligence is quickly shaping up to be one of the key defining technology areas of our time. A day after announcing a new artificial intelligence partnership with IBM, Google, Facebook and Amazon, Microsoft is upping the ante within its own walls. The tech giant announced that it is creating…
Reason.com Full Feed
Peak Oil? Cue Crickets Chirping
Apparently Google searches for the terms like “oil glut” and “too much oil” are now much more popular than those for “peak oil” from a decade back. Back in in 2009, I wrote: In May 2006, I reported in Reason that global oil reserves were ample to supply humanity’s needs for liquid fuels until at…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
daan roosegaarde’s smog free tower brings clean air to beijing
coinciding with its presentation during BJDW, we spoke with roosegaarde about how the project has evolved since its inception, the public’s reaction to the tower, and his plans to extend the initiative to cities across the globe. The post daan roosegaarde’s smog free tower brings clean air to beijing…
BBC News – World
Syria war: Russia rejects US calls to halt bombing eastern Aleppo
Russia says it will continue bombarding rebel-held eastern Aleppo, where thousands are trapped, despite US demands for Moscow to stop.
Popular Science
China Is Building The Longest And Highest Glass Bridge In The World
Technology Calling all adrenaline junkies When it opens next year, the world’s longest and highest glass bridge will stretch 1,400 feet across China’s Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Regional solar storm forecasts set to begin
For the first time beginning next month, forecasts of the regional effects of solar storms will help protect the power grid and communications satellites, thanks to a new tool developed by researchers at the University of Michigan and Rice University.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Wild grass species found unable to adapt rapidly enough to survive global warming
(Phys.org)—A trio of researchers with the University of Arizona has found evidence that suggests many wild grass species will be at risk of disappearing from certain areas as the planet heats up. In their paper published in the journal Biology Letters, Alice Cang, Ashley Wilson and John Wiens describe…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Cells migrate collectively by intermittent bursts of activity
Cell migration is a central process in the development and maintenance of multicellular organisms. Researchers of Aalto University and their research partners have now discovered that this motion occurs by intermittent bursts of activity. It can be described by universal scaling laws similar to the ones…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
From Silicon Valley to Valles Marineris—is humanity ready for Elon Musk’s Mars vision?
Entrepreneur Elon Musk has laid out plans for his aerospace company SpaceX to transport human beings to and from Mars. His presentation, held at the International Astronautical Congress in Mexico, had been long anticipated, with many expecting a vision for the colonisation of Mars – something Musk has…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
When, where and how is ice formed in northern streams?
Ice formation is important in northern streams with long winters as it affects plants and animals in various ways. But knowledge on variations in ice formation processes has been inadequate. Former doctoral student, Lovisa Lind, at Umeå University, has created a model for ice formation that can be of…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Older adults no slower than young adults at taking control of semi-autonomous vehicles
New research from North Carolina State University finds that older adults have comparable response times to young adults when tasked with taking control of a semi-autonomous vehicle.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Thailand suspends seahorse trade amid conservation concerns
Seahorses, traded by the millions annually as an ingredient in traditional medicine in parts of Asia, are getting a reprieve from Thailand, the world’s biggest exporter of the animal.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
New report finds no slowdown in tiger trafficking
A new report from TRAFFIC and WWF finds no evidence of a decline in tiger trafficking across Asia, with parts equating to a minimum of 1755 tigers seized between 2000 and 2015 – an average of more than two animals per week.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
World’s first 4-seater fuel-cell plane takes off in Germany
Aircraft engineers in Germany have successfully tested the world’s first four-seater plane that uses emission-free hybrid fuel cells to fly.
Geek.com
Japanese engineer creates a wind turbine that loves typhoons
Wind turbines are popping up all over the world as part of a slow move towards green energy sources. But conventional wind turbines are quite limited. Not only are they only feasible in […]
Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
Save 28% On The Avantree PowerHouse 4 Port Fast USB Charging Station [Deals]
For a limited time you can get the Avantree PowerHouse 4 Port Fast USB Charging Station in our Nerd Approved Deals Store for $35.99 (28% off) with free shipping! Stop fumbling around your office for open outlets, and just get an Avantree Desktop USB Charging Station. Avantree provides 4 USB charging…
inStash
Mophie Power Capsule Might Be The Most Convenient Way To Keep Your Gadgets Charged
Haven’t you heard? Wireless earphones are officially the future. While we should be rejoicing that Apple has moved us collectively forward as consumers, the fact of the … Read More
RT – Daily news
Iran & Italy hold joint drills in strategic Strait of Hormuz, despite recent US military incidents
An Italian frigate has participated in joint drills with Iran in the Strait of Hormuz, an Iranian commander has said. The maneuvers are unprecedented and come despite several controversial incidents involving US warships in the same area. Read Full Article at RT.com
WIRED
Gravity Sketch’s Wild VR App Will Let You Draw in Mid-Air
Gravity Sketch’s new VR app turns your living room into a sketchpad. The post Gravity Sketch’s Wild VR App Will Let You Draw in Mid-Air appeared first on WIRED.
Curbed National
Part III: Creating a modern kitchen fit for a historic home
In the third installment of our 2016 Renovation Diary series, homeowners Mark Goff and Phillip Engel work to make a contemporary kitchen that complements their home’s historic bones After years of shuttling between New York City and Los Angeles, Mark Goff and Phillip Engel wanted to change their location…
Mashable
Trump pushes conspiracy that Google suppresses negative news about Clinton
Donald Trump on Wednesday revived an old conspiracy that Google is in the tank for Hillary Clinton.  “The Google poll has us leading Hillary Clinton by two points nationwide, and that’s despite the fact that Google search engine was suppressing the bad news about Hillary Clinton,” the Republican presidential…
Slashdot
Chinese Media, Government Confirm Apple Research Center in Beijing Tech Corridor
An anonymous reader writes:According to Chinese media, Apple is launching its first research and development center in the country, located in long-time technology incubation area Zhongguancun Science Park, Beijing. While Apple has yet to comment on the matter, a statement issued by the Zhongguancun…
PCWorld
Surface desktop keyboard discovery hints at inbound Surface all-in-one
Rumors of a Microsoft Surface All-in-One PC have been little more than anonymous reports thus far, but some circumstantial evidence just popped up that suggests a Surface AIO announcement may truly be imminent. German-language site WinFuture recently found a listing for a Surface Ergonomic Keyboard…
Mashable
Australian politicians blame wind turbines for statewide power outage
In the wake of an unprecedented blackout that cut off an entire Australian state from electricity on Wednesday into Thursday, some politicians are vilifying renewable power sources, particularly wind turbines.  Had the state of South Australia, which includes Adelaide, a city of 1.2 million, not put…
RT – Daily news
1 dead, 100 reportedly injured as commuter train smashes into New Jersey station
A New Jersey Transit commuter train crashed into the Hoboken terminal during rush hour, causing major structural damage and numerous injuries. Emergency services said one person has died. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
US duped into airstrike that killed 22 Somali soldiers, local officials claim
Up to 22 Somali soldiers may have been killed by a suspected United States military airstrike in what local officials called a ruse orchestrated by rival regional authorities. Read Full Article at RT.com
The Awesomer
GeeFi Wi-Fi Hotspot
Price: $120+  | PledgeGeeFi is a wireless hotspot that should save you from data plans and roaming fees. It supposedly works with cellular networks in over 100 countries, with more on the way. A $10 pass gets you 24 hours of unlimited data (video streaming might be throttled in the future). More Awesome…
TechCrunch
Messaging platform Line ups its chatbot game
 Line is ramping up incentives for third party developers to make chatbots, and thereby expand the utility of its platform, as the great scramble of messaging giants applying AI to keep users engaged continues. Read More
TechCrunch
Hotel Tonight launches HT Perks, their version of a hotel loyalty program
 The one downside to using Hotel Tonight is that you have to forgo the loyalty points you’d normally earn from a hotel stay. That’s because almost all major hotel brands now won’t give you points if you book through a third-party platform like Hotel Tonight. So Hotel Tonight is launching their own program…
New Scientist – Online news
Mars-like ice rediscovered in Hawaii volcano, but might not last
Ice was mysteriously found below the crater of Hawaii’s Mauna Kea 50 years ago, but was soon forgotten. Alice Klein joins a search for clues to ice on Mars
New Scientist – Online news
Electronic tongue taste-tests wines so you don’t have to
Tasting device is designed to test wines on a large scale, to ensure they are up to snuff
New Scientist – Online news
Longest-lasting deserts are more than 30 million years old
Central Asia may have hosted deserts for longer than anywhere on the planet – and degreening continues in the region
Popular Science
A Look Back At Rosetta’s Best Moments
Space The spacecraft has orbited a duck-shaped comet since 2014, but now its mission is drawing to a close The European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft has had an eventful 12 years.
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Sierra Nevada is taking the United Nations to space in 2021
Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser might not have won NASA’s space taxi contract, but at least it’s taking the United Nations to orbit. The spacecraft, which resembles NASA’s old Space Shuttles, will launch the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs’ first actu…
Architecture Lab
Call for Submission – Archhive: Architecture in Virtual Reality
Bee Breeders are looking to explore the capabilities of this digital tool to create a virtual reality based exhibition gallery to be known as the Archhive The post Call for Submission – Archhive: Architecture in Virtual Reality appeared first on Architecture Lab.
Gizmodo
Upgrade to 802.11ac With This Fantastic Router Deal
If your home network has more holes than Swiss cheese, Netgear’s Nighthawk R6700 features beamforming, USB ports, and up to 1750 Mbps maximum throughput, meaning it’s more than enough router for most homes. Amazon’s currently listing it for an all-time low $140, but you can save an additional $20 by…
Gizmodo
Scientists Just Discovered a Major New Source of Carbon Emissions
File this under bad news for humanity’s climate ambitions: The dams and reservoirs we use to harness ‘clean’ hydroelectric power and irrigate our crops apparently emit carbon. A lot of it. All told, man-made reservoirs release roughly a gigaton of heat-trapping greenhouse gases each year. That’s more…
How-To Geek
How to Change the Alignment of the Numbers in a Numbered List in Microsoft Word
By default, the numbers on numbered lists are left-aligned in the space allotted for the numbering. However, aligning them to the center or the right (pictured on the right above) is easy, and we’ll show you how.Click Here to Continue Reading
Newswise: SciNews
Kansas State University Contributes to Potential Zika Virus Vaccine Development
A research team that includes scientists with Kansas State University’s Biosecurity Research Institute has developed a promising Zika virus vaccine.
Newswise: SciNews
New Research Could Help Build Better Hearing AIDS
Scientists at Binghamton University, State University of New York want to improve sensor technology critical to billions of devices made every year. With a three-year, $359,958 grant from the National Science Foundation, they will start by making a high-performance sensor and applying it to hearing aids.
Digital Trends
With the Generation EQ concept, Mercedes is getting serious about electric cars
Almost exactly one year ago, at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, Audi unveiled the e-tron quattro concept, a preview of an all-electric SUV it plans to launch in 2018. Now, at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz is firing back with an electric SUV concept of its own. The Mercedes-Benz Generation…
Phys.org: Physics News
Superconducting part of the European XFEL accelerator ready
An important milestone in the construction of the X-ray laser European XFEL has been reached: The 1.7-km long superconducting accelerator is installed in the tunnel. The linear accelerator will accelerate bunches of free electrons flying at near-light speed to the extremely high energy of 17.5 gigaelectronvolts….
Phys.org: Physics News
Looking for charming asymmetries
One of the biggest challenges in physics is to understand why everything we see in our universe seems to be formed only of matter, whereas the Big Bang should have created equal amounts of matter and antimatter.
Phys.org: Physics News
Antiferromagnetic correlations in one-dimensional fermionic quantum many-body systems
Solid state physics offers a rich variety of intriguing phenomena, several of which are not yet fully understood. Experiments with fermionic atoms in optical lattices get very close to imitating the behaviour of electrons in solid state crystals, thus forming a well-controlled quantum simulator for these…
Phys.org: Physics News
Innovative technique to analyse mesoscopic materials directly
Scientists at DESY have developed a method to record the inner structure of individual photonic crystals and similar materials in 3-D. The technique directly reveals the positions of the individual building blocks of a crystal, without the need for assumptions, models or averaging. Photonic crystals…
Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
Music Sounds Better Through Tiny Pugs And Unicorns
Sure, these tiny animal-shaped speakers might look all dainty and cutesy, but they’re actually pretty potent for their size. Mighty Animal Speakers feature 2W, Bluetooth-enabled speakers and they charge up via USB and run for about three to four hours between charges. They’re also priced at a reasonable…
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15 brilliant green lamps for a brighter future
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Self-driving car lane envisioned for commute between Vancouver and Seattle
Related: Will driverless cars fuel suburban sprawl? Via Mental Floss Images via Wikimedia Commons and Madrona Venture Group
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Apple confirms massive six-floor campus in London’s former Battersea Power Station
Related: The Skyline hotel at the Battersea Power Station will feature a stunning rooftop infinity pool Via Images via Battersea Power Station Facebook and Battersea Power Station Company
Modern Interior Design & Furniture – Decoist
A Treat for the Senses: Ultra-Modern Moscow Home Visualized by Buro 108
If you love contemporary homes and apartments with textural flair, geometric contrast and an ambiance that seems to be inspired by high-end hotels, this fabulous and polished residence in Moscow is the one for you! Visualized with plenty of urban flair and a dash of greenery by Buro 108, the gorgeous…
EETimes:
CORNAMI’s sea-of-cores solution may defuse data explosion
1U sea-of-cores server provides equivalent processing capabilities to 40 x 1U rack of traditional servers.
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Never Go Thirsty With This Discounted Hydration Backpack
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Mashable
Volkswagen’s long-range electric car is coming in 2020
After it was discovered in September 2015 that Volkswagen doctored its cars’ diesel engines to give false readings in emissions tests — a costly mistake known as the Dieselgate scandal — the company had no choice but to thoroughly change its strategy.  And change it it did: The company just unveiled…
Reason.com Full Feed
The Justice Department Won’t Stop Going to Bat for Bad Science
A recent review by a White House council on forensic science found that junk science is all too common in the criminal justice system, but the Justice Department is resisting recommendations to increase safeguards against scientifically invalid testimony and require greater disclosure of misconduct…
Ars Technica
FCC delays cable TV apps vote, needs time to work out licensing
Enlarge / The new rules, now delayed, would require cable companies to make TV apps for devices such as the Apple TV and Roku. (credit: Andrew Cunningham) The Federal Communications Commission has delayed a vote on a plan that would require pay-TV operators to make free TV applications, so cable…
AZoNano.com – Nanotechnology News Feed
Graphene Could Enter the Body on Top of a Stable Lipid Monolayer
Researchers have, for the first time, succeeded in placing a graphene layer on top of a firm fatty lipid monolayer. Graphene, surrounded by a protective shell of lipids, could enter the body and…
Techbargains.com
Bodyguard Umbrella w/ Fibreglass Ribs and Water-proof Fabric (Black) $7.80
Bodyguard Umbrella w/ Fibreglass Ribs and Water-proof Fabric (Black) $7.80
9to5Mac
Staggering 12% of US consumers claim they will buy Apple’s AirPods; would be $3B revenue
A survey of U.S. consumers by Bank of America Merrill Lynch found that a staggering 12% of the population was planning to buy Apple’s new wireless AirPods when they go on sale next month. That would represent total revenue of $3B, reports Business Insider. Purchase intention surveys tend to be optimistic,…
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Ask, and Siri will make Skype calls for you
When Skype updates on desktop and gives the “improving your experience” message it’s usually pretty easy to dismiss that as a bald-faced lie. But the latest iOS update actually sounds really useful. The VoIP service will now tap into Siri for making…
io9
Scientists Just Discovered a Major New Source of Carbon Emissions
File this under bad news for humanity’s climate ambitions: The dams and reservoirs we use to harness ‘clean’ hydroelectric power and irrigate our crops apparently emit carbon. A lot of it. All told, man-made reservoirs release roughly a gigaton of heat-trapping greenhouse gases each year. That’s more…
RT – Daily news
Philip Morris invests in cigarette alternative as smoking rates decline
American tobacco giant Philip Morris plans to invest an additional $100 million into innovative alternatives to traditional smoking, according to company CEO Andre Calantzopoulos. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Samsung UN75J6300 75″ 1080p LED LCD Smart HDTV $1749
Samsung UN75J6300 75″ 1080p LED LCD Smart HDTV $1749
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
When a king means business: Archaeologists find stone toilet that desecrated massive shrine
Known for his sweeping reforms and dedication to eradicating the pagan idolatry that had grown rampant during his father’s reign, the methods employed by King Hezekiah, who ruled over the Kingdom of Judah from approximately 727–698 BCE, have been well-documented in the Book of Kings (“He removed…
The Verge – All Posts
You can now spend money on the first iPhone 7 headphone jack case
When Apple removed the headphone jack on the iPhone 7, it was not a question of if, but rather when, an onrush of cases with built-in 3.5mm headphone jacks would be flooding crowdfunding sites and stores. The Mophie with a built-in headphone jack is suddenly the only product Mophie should be working…
Mashable
Shiny new sliding doors have one big flaw
As a kid, I was always a little jealous of my friends whose houses had cool glass sliding doors – something about them is just suburban in the best way. So imagine this guy’s dismay when he realized that the glass sliding doors he just got installed had one major flaw. You’ll know it when you…
Slashdot
Facebook at Work To Report For Duty Soon Next Month
The debut of the long-awaited business social network is nigh. Facebook at Work is about to report for duty. The social networking company’s long-awaited foray into business applications will formally debut in London on October 10, according to tech site TechCrunch. From a report:The news site further…
Lifehacker
This Graphic Explains Unusual Pasta Shapes and How to Use Them
Ain’t nothin’ wrong with a little spaghetti, but the wide world of pasta has so many varieties to offer, and they are begging to be eaten. If you want to explore some of the more interesting shapes, but aren’t sure where to start, Real Simple has just the graphic for you.http://lifehacker.com/learn-about-ev…This…
Lifehacker
Amazon’s Running Another Sugru Sale, For All of Your DIY Needs
8-Pack Sugru – Multicolor, $15 | Same price for Black & WhiteSugru is right up there with binder clips and the Raspberry Pi in Lifehacker’s pantheon of must-have gear, and you can stock up today with eight packs from Amazon for just $15, one of the best prices we’ve ever seen on the stuff.http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008URBC9I/…http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EU7DBNM/…Commerce…
Lifehacker
What to Consider When You Move Your Plants Indoors for Winter
Now that the weather is turning colder, you probably have some plants you want to move indoors. But if you just put them anywhere, your plants may not survive. Here’s how to help them transition.Of course your plants will get less light indoors, so help them stay healthy by slowly reducing their light…
Gizmodo
The Extended Ghostbusters Cut Fixes the Film’s Biggest Plot Hole
Director Paul Feig once said that his original cut for this year’s Ghostbusters was four and a half hours long, which he then cut down to a “slim three and a half hours.” In the end, the movie was 114 minutes, but the extended cut (available on DVD and Blu-ray on October 11th, available in digital form…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Palestinian leader Abbas to attend Shimon Peres’s funeral
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas will attend the funeral of Israeli ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres, Palestinian officials told AFP on Thursday, in what will be a rare visit to Jerusalem.
Deals
Add Two USB-C Cables To Your Collection For $7
For those of you with fancy new USB-C-powered gadgets, cables are finally starting to come down in price, and a 2-pack of C-to-C cables for $7 is one of the best deals we’ve seen to date. Just use promo code 2USBCTOC at checkout to save $4.Read more…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Tesla ‘on autopilot’ crashes on German Autobahn
A Tesla electric car crashed into a tourist bus on a motorway in northern Germany, police said Thursday, with the driver claiming he had activated the car’s autopilot system.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Human and avian running on uneven ground
Humans and birds adapt their movement when running on uneven ground.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Humans may have occupied Southern Cone 14,000 years ago
Humans may have occupied the Southern Cone 14,000 years ago, according to a study published September 28, 2016 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Gustavo Politis from CONICET and the Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina and colleagues.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
SwRI’s Alice spectrograph completes ESA mission to comet 67P
After a two-year orbital tour around comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft—carrying Southwest Research Institute’s Alice ultraviolet spectrograph—will end its mission this week on Sept. 30. Rosetta is the first spacecraft to orbit and escort a comet, and Alice, developed and operated…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Explainer: US ceding control of core Internet systems
On Saturday, the U.S. government plans to cede control of some of the internet’s core systems—namely, the directories that help web browsers and apps know where to find the latest weather, maps and Facebook musings.
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35,092 Americans died last year while walking, biking, and driving
And like almost everything, it is a design problem.
GearHungry
Platypus Meta Bottle + Microfilter
Get your water from anywhere — not just fountains and faucets — with the Platypus Meta Bottle + Microfilter. An integrated 0.2 micron microfilter clears water flowing to the spout of effectively all bacteria as well as 99.9% of protozoa, ensuring your water is clean, taste-free, and won’t make you sick…
Digital Trends
The 949 HP LaFerrari returns to Paris, sans top, with the new Aperta Coupe
Ferrari certainly took its time rolling out a convertible version of its LaFerrari hybrid supercar. The the LaFerrari hardtop debuted in 2013 and quickly disappeared after a production run of just 499 cars. But the convertible LaFerrari wasn’t publicly announced until this past July (customers likely…
The Next Web
Review: The Nixeus Revel mouse brings you pro performance on the cheap
If you’re looking for a pro-caliber gaming mouse on the cheap, you should check out the Nixeus Revel. No, this isn’t a promo; the Revel is just a really good, barebones gaming mouse that’s easy to recommend for its comfortable shape and top-notch sensor at around $40-$50. Design You might think ‘barebones’…
GearCulture
ITS Kevlar Escape Laces
Never get held hostage by terrorists or those pesky cops again thanks to ITS Kevlar Escape Laces. Crafted from 100% woven Kevlar, they may look like regular laces, but can cause enough friction to break zip ties with ease. A good choice for hikers and the like too, as they’re far less likely to break,…
The Awesomer
Origami Robot
LinkResearchers from MIT developed a tiny flat robot which folds itself into a different shape when heated, scampers about, then dissolves itself. They’ve also created a variant which could be swallowed in a capsule and used to perform surgery or deliver medications inside your body.More Awesome Stuff:SAW…
Architecture Lab
Henning Larsen Architects won the design of a New Town Hall in Uppsala, Sweden
HLA has won the competition for a new town hall of 25,000 m2 in Uppsala. A glass roofed courtyard will be the new, public gathering place of the city. The post Henning Larsen Architects won the design of a New Town Hall in Uppsala, Sweden appeared first on Architecture Lab.
TEDTalks (video)
Can we build AI without losing control over it? | Sam Harris
Scared of superintelligent AI? You should be, says neuroscientist and philosopher Sam Harris — and not just in some theoretical way. We’re going to build superhuman machines, says Harris, but we haven’t yet grappled with the problems associated with creating something that may treat us the way we treat…
The Verge – All Posts
FCC upgrades text alert system after criticism of NYC manhunt
When the NYPD wanted to get New Yorkers looking for Ahmed Rahami after a bombing in New York earlier this month, they sent out a single text to the city’s smartphones: “Wanted: Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28-yr-old male. See media for pic. Call 9-1-1 if seen.” Limited to 90 characters, there was no room for a…
Mashable
In-flight Gogo Wi-Fi that’s 10x faster is coming in 2018
Current airplane Wi-Fi sucks. It’s borderline usable and very expensive. Trying to get an
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