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RT – Daily news
UN blames US, EU sanctions for punishing Syrian civilians, stalling aid work – leaked report
US and EU sanctions against Syria are punishing the population and make aid work in the war-torn country almost impossible, a leaked UN report and internal letters have revealed. Read Full Article at RT.com
BBC News – World
Deutsche Bank defended by German firms
Germany’s top firms rush to defend Deutsche Bank amid concerns over the troubled lender’s financial health.
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Hidden Compartment Shelf
Keep your firearms handy at all times by storing them inside this hidden compartment shelf. This custom shelf measures 23 inches long, is crafted from pine and given an elegant mahogany stain, and features a locking mechanism for added safety. Check it out $175.00
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Screw Driven Amphibious R/C Vehicle
This screw driven amphibious R/C vehicle is built to handle whatever terrain Mother Nature throws its way. The spiraling action of the dual motorized screws allow the vehicle to swiftly travel over grass, water, sand, and snow. Check it out $129.95
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Disposable Smartphone Pocket Charger
Ensure your phone remains juiced up when there’s no wall outlet nearby by using this disposable smartphone pocket charger. It comes pre-charged right out of the box, is compatible with various phone models, and provides up to 5 extra hours of battery life. Check it out $11.99
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Indoor Putting Green
Learn to putt like a pro by perfecting your game on this indoor putting green. This handcrafted piece features a series of breaks and notches on both sides that allow you to elevate the green, increasing the level of difficulty as needed. Check it out $1,999.99
Slashdot
No One’s Bidding on The Shadow Brokers’ Stolen NSA Hacking Tools
That group auctioning the NSA’s hacking tools is “very upset” no one’s bidding on them. An anonymous Slashdot reader quotes Motherboard: “TheShadowBrokers” authored another bizarre rant expressing their annoyance at the seeming lack of interest in ponying up bitcoins to release their full set of stolen…
Gizmodo
NASA’s ‘Blue Collar Robot’ Is an Unstoppable Miner
NASA has dubbed its RASSOR rover “a blue collar robot.” This thing may get down and dirty but its design and purpose are quite elegant.Read more…
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BMW is planning on producing electric X3 and Mini vehicles
BMW announced on Friday that it was planning on releasing an all-electric version of its crossover X3 as well as an electric Mini. The move is a significant expansion of BMW’s electric vehicle portfolio. The company has a history when it comes to electric vehicles. It launched the i3 electric car in…
The Awesomer
The Adventures of Indiana Jones
LinkCharacter designer and animator Patrick Schoenmaker spent a good part of his free time over the last five years to bring us his handmade trailer for the Indiana Jones cartoon we wish were actually a series. We’d tune in every Saturday morning to watch this one. More Awesome Stuff: InfinitiudeThe…
Next Big Future
India’ economy is not ready to quintuple within 15 years
In April 2016, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant gave a 2032 date to India becoming a $10-trillion economy, a year after Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India should dream of a $20 trillion economy but did not fix a target. India wants to accelerate GDP growth to 10% growth per yaer against its projected…
Lifehacker
Build a Trip Wire Alarm From Parts You Have in the House
If you ever feel the need to make your own salvaged part trip wire alarm, it turns out it’s a pretty easy process. Over on YouTube, Node walks you through it. All you’ll need is a piezo buzzer, a 9-volt battery, a piece of plastic, tape, fishing line, an elastic band, and a couple of small wires. Once…
Physics Forums Insights
Blaming Government for Teacher and Scientist Failures in Integrity
The article, “Governmental policy is wrecking science,” makes some interesting points but is fundamentally in error, because government policy is only a small part of the problem. Government is depending on scientists and teachers to police students and each other regarding scientific and academic integrity….
BBC News – World
Dutch journalist Oerlemans shot dead by ‘IS sniper’ in Libya
A Dutch journalist is shot dead by a sniper reportedly belonging to the group known as Islamic State in the Libyan city of Sirte.
Mashable
Volkswagen I.D. concept car gets its own sci-fi short
The Volkswagen I.D. concept car made a splash at the Paris Motor Show a few days ago, but in addition to real world images of the sleek automobile, the company also released a sci-fi-style short featuring the vehicle in action.  At the beginning of the video, a woman meets the self-driving car…
RT – Daily news
Germany wants Greece to deal with all refugees landing on its shores
Greece has been provided with enough “financial and other support” to be able to properly take care of both new incoming crowds of migrants and those who already crossed into other EU states, believes German Interior Minister. Read Full Article at RT.com
Mashable
Donald Trump’s new DC hotel spray-painted with protest slogans
Donald Trump’s new luxury hotel in Washington, D.C., was vandalized on Saturday with the messages “Black Lives Matter” and “No Justice, No Peace.” The Republican presidential nominee — who may not have paid taxes for nearly two decades, according to a New York Times investigation — has often criticized…
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Simulation of hidden ocean tides could lead to better sonar
There’s a lot of tidal movement under the ocean’s surface, but we haven’t had a great understanding of it so far. Internal tides, created around continental shelf breaks, are far more difficult to predict than the ocean waves you can see. However, MIT researchers just made a breakthrough: they’ve accurately…
TechCrunch
Stanford, MIT lead in graduating funded startup founders
 Certain universities are known to produce a high number of funded startup founders. These schools tend to share certain qualities: prestige, large STEM programs, research prowess and proximity to concentrations of investor capital.   At CrunchBase, we set out to quantify the comparative track records…
VentureBeat
Let’s stop name-dropping our corporate exes
GUEST: There’s a Silicon Valley trend that’s been bothering me lately. Open Twitter and you’ll see hundreds of tech bios that read a variation of: Engineer at [company]. ex-@Apple, ex-@Google, @MIT As a marketer, I understand the appeal. Association is a powerful tool that adds credibility and authority….
Lifehacker
Clean and Freshen Your Pillows In Three Simple Steps
You bury your face in your pillows every night, so it’s a good idea to clean them every once in a while. Fortunately, it’s super easy to do. Just follow these three steps.Pillows can pretty gross, especially when they get those nasty yellow stains. In this video from the Consumer Reports YouTube channel,…
BBC News – World
Code red
Kenyan schoolgirls are building apps to end ticket queues and transform organ donation, with the help of new mentors promoting women in tech, writes Anthony Irungu.
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New way to define proarrhythmic risk?
There generally are two approaches used to indirectly assess proarrhythmic risk, but some researchers believe that human induced pluripotent stem-cell derived (hiPSC)-cardiomyocytes offer an opportunity to change the paradigm.
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Setting the stage from diagnoses to dimensions
The case-control method, where researchers compare patients with a particular disease to healthy control participants, has increased understanding of disease-related effects at a group level. However, psychiatric pathology complicates assumptions of the method – that the illness can be defined and that…
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Pre-screening for young athletes at risk of sudden cardiac death
Although rare, sudden cardiac death in young athletes raises serious concerns, especially because most victims report no warning symptoms. Pre-participation screening aims to identify children, adolescents, and young adults at risk, but there is not yet consensus regarding the best way to accomplish…
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Food additive key to environmentally friendly, efficient, plastic solar cells
An efficient, semi-printed plastic solar cell has now been created without the use of environmentally hazardous halogen solvents.
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Are suburban garden ponds spreading lethal frog disease?
Keen gardeners stocking their domestic ponds with exotic or wild aquatic species could be inadvertently fueling the rapid spread of the lethally infectious frog disease ranavirus in England, according to new research.
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Identifying children and saving lives one thumbprint at a time
Digital scans of a young child’s fingerprints can be correctly identified one year later, a first-of-its-kind study demonstrates. A child could be identified by a simple fingerprint scan at each medical visit, allowing them to get proper medical care such as life-saving vaccinations or food supplements,…
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Scientists reveal how signals from pathogenic bacteria reach danger sensors of cells
An essential protein induced by the signaling protein interferon is needed to activate danger-sensing proteins in the cytoplasm of cells, scientists describe in a new report.
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Where you live shapes your immune system more than your genes
Like fingerprints, immune systems vary from person to person. And although we all inherit a unique set of genes that help us respond to infections, recent studies have found that our history and environment–like where and with whom we live–are responsible for 60% to 80% of the differences between individual…
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Use of body-worn cameras sees complaints against police ‘virtually vanish,’ study finds
The introduction of wearable cameras led to a 93% drop in complaints made against police by the public – suggesting the cameras result in behavioral changes that ‘cool down’ potentially volatile encounters, a year-long study of almost 2,000 officers across UK and US forces shows.
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Structure of the BinAB toxin revealed
Could we get rid of mosquitoes without polluting the environment? Yes, we can, say researchers. The BinAB toxin, produced in crystal form by a bacterium, specifically kills the larvae of Culex and Anopheles mosquitoes, but it is inactive on tiger mosquitoes (or Aedes), the vectors for dengue fever and…
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Network and gene tools help quickly identify new, rare genetic disease
A new genetic disorder, which still has no name, has been identified using a national network and gene mapping tools. It shares similarities to two other rare genetic disorders arising from related genes, say researchers.
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Research into fly development provides insights into blood vessel formation
Researchers working with flies describe that the concentration of some small intracellular organelles determines the branching capacity of tracheal cells. Tracheal cells are analogous to the cells that form blood vessels in the human body. The inhibition or stimulation of new blood vessels has implications…
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Omega-3 fatty acid stops known trigger of lupus
Consuming an omega-3 fatty acid called DHA, or docosahexaenoic acid, can stop a known trigger of lupus and potentially other autoimmune disorders, researchers have discovered.
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Contrary to popular belief, coca not the driving force of deforestation, report reveals
Most of the world’s coca—the plant source of cocaine—grows in the Amazon forests of the Andean countries of Colombia, Peru and Bolivia, where many think this illicit crop causes deforestation. However, a team of researchers shows that most deforestation isn’t caused by coca cultivation. In fact, the…
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Scientists discover how cells put the brakes on protein production
A new scientific study conducted by a team of geneticists has characterized how cells know when to stop translating DNA into proteins, a critical step in maintaining healthy protein levels and cell function.
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New evidence shifts the timeline back for human arrival in the Americas
Humans occupied South America earlier than previously thought, according to the recent discovery of ancient artifacts found at an archeological site in Argentina.
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New devices emulate human biological synapses
A new type of nanodevice for computer microprocessors is being developed that can mimic the functioning of a biological synapse — the place where a signal passes from one nerve cell to another in the body, report scientists.
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Ancient reptile fossils claw for more attention
Newly recovered fossils confirm that Drepanosaurus, a prehistoric cross between a chameleon and an anteater, was a small reptile with a fearsome finger. The second digit of its forelimb sported a massive claw.
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Scientists track unexpected mechanisms of memory
Our brains hold on to memories via physical changes in synapses, the tiny connections between neurons. Unexpected molecular mechanisms by which these changes take place have now been revealed by new research.
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Genetic switch for cancer cells’ immortality revealed
Scientists have revealed how a genetic switch involved in the packaging of DNA may be key to a cancer cell’s ability to keep growing.
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Good food puts bees in good mood
After bumblebees drink a small droplet of really sweet sugar water, they behave like they are in a positive emotion-like state, scientists have discovered.
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New treatment strategy could cut Parkinson’s disease off at the pass
Researchers report they have identified a protein that enables a toxic natural aggregate to spread from cell to cell in a mammal’s brain — and a way to block that protein’s action. Their study in mice and cultured cells suggests that an immunotherapy already in clinical trials as a cancer therapy should…
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New technique for finding weakness in Earth’s crust
Scientists have developed a method to estimate weakness in the Earth’s outer layers which will help explain and predict volcanic activity and earthquakes.
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Game theory research reveals fragility of common resources
People are naturally predisposed to over-use “common-pool resources” such as transportation systems and fisheries even if it risks failure of the system, to the detriment of society as a whole, new research in game theory shows.
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Parents cite lack of need as reason for not getting kids flu shots
Despite the fact that influenza leads to more hospitalizations and deaths among children than any other vaccine-preventable disease, parents frequently decline vaccinating their children against influenza because they don’t perceive the need, according to a new case-control study.
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‘Advances and Refinements’ in Neuromodulators for Facial Rejuvenation
Plastic surgeons have a range of effective products and minimally invasive techniques for patients seeking to reverse the signs of facial aging. A review and update on facial rejuvenation using botulinum toxin “neuromodulators” has now been completed.
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Upswing in prescription opioid use disorder and heroin use among young adults, study finds
From 2002 to 2014, there was an increase in the probability of having a prescription opioid use disorder among young adults using prescription opioids for non medical purposes, new research has found.
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NASA’s Fermi finds record-breaking binary in galaxy next door
Scientists have found the first gamma-ray binary in another galaxy and the most luminous one ever seen. The dual-star system, dubbed LMC P3, contains a massive star and a crushed stellar core that interact to produce a cyclic flood of gamma rays, the highest-energy form of light.
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Yours or mine? How we handle objects depends on who owns them
From scissors and staplers to car keys and cell phones, we pass objects to other people every day. We often try to pass the objects so that the handle or other useful feature is facing the appropriate direction for the person receiving the item, but new research shows that we are less accommodating when…
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Adaptation to food deprivation as a clue for treating metabolic diseases
When people are deprived of food, a number of biological mechanisms are set in motion to adapt the body’s metabolism to the conditions of scarcity. One of these processes has been revealed by a team of researchers that has discovered how three important proteins collaborate on a genetic level to provide…
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How to be a male without the Y chromosome
Key sex-determining genes continue to operate in a mammalian species that lacks the Y chromosome, taking us a step further toward understanding sex differentiation.
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Caffeine-based compounds show promise against Parkinson’s disease
Two caffeine-based chemical compounds have been developed that show promise in preventing the ravages of Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease attacks the nervous system, causing uncontrolled shakes, muscle stiffness, and slow, imprecise movement, chiefly in middle-aged and elderly people. It is caused…
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With worrisome animal research, more focus needed on effects of cannabis on human development
In this new era of legalized marijuana, far too little research has been conducted on the effect of cannabis on the development of human embryos, say researchers who scoured medical literature on the topic and found what they say is worrisome animal research.
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New genetic variations discovered
New research identifies 17 rare human genetic variations associated with risk factors for diseases. The study shows how large scale genomic datasets can be used to help identify potential novel biological targets for studying cardiovascular and other diseases.
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Heavy hitters: Obesity rate soars among professional baseball players
Major League Baseball players have become overwhelmingly overweight and obese during the last quarter century, say health researchers. They found that the athletes’ weight held steady for over 100 years, with the majority of them weighing in at what is considered “normal,” — i.e., with a body mass index…
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Universal flu vaccine designed by scientists
Scientists have designed a new generation of universal flu vaccines to protect against future global pandemics that could kill millions. Researchers researchers have devised two universal vaccines; a USA-specific vaccine with coverage of 95% of known US influenza strains; and a universal vaccine with…
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What’s in a face? Study shows puberty changes facial recognition
Faces are as unique as fingerprints and can reveal a great deal of information about our health, personalities, age, and feelings. Researchers recently discovered adolescents begin to view faces differently as they prepare for the transition to adulthood. The ability of adolescents to retune their face…
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Genetically engineered crops are safe, review of studies finds
Genetically engineered crops are no different from conventional crops in terms of their risks to human health and the environment, according to a new report.
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Advancing non-animal testing methods: First set of novel knowledge tools published
An adverse outcome pathway, or AOP, is a highly structured way of describing a toxicological process which can lead to an adverse health effect in humans or wildlife, caused by an unsafe exposure to a chemical substance. The first five adverse outcome pathways have now been published by experts. The…
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Lake brownification, eutrophication decrease the content of essential fatty acids in fish used in human diets
Eutrophication and brownification change phytoplankton community structure and decrease the production of essential omega-3 fatty acids in lakes. Perch growing in oligotrophic clear-water lakes contain 1.5-1.9 times more essential omega-3 fatty acids than those grown in eutrophic and brown-water lakes.
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Registry data used to examine oral anticoagulant therapy, appropriate use
The American College of Cardiology’s National Cardiovascular Data Registry was the source of data for research published throughout 2016, including a study examining if atrial fibrillation patients are being prescribed oral anticoagulants, how appropriate use criteria correlates to angioplasty rates…
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Noncoding mutations disrupt cooperative function of ‘gene families’ in rare genetic disorder
Scientists say they are one step closer to understanding the genetic mechanism of a rare, complex, multiple-gene disorder called Hirschsprung’s disease. Their results suggest that many patients develop the disease when multiple mutations in gene regulatory sequences of a specific gene combine to destroy…
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Fat cells that amplify nerve signals in response to cold also affect blood sugar metabolism, researchers report
When exposed to cold, clusters of cells within the body’s white fat become beige — a color change that reflects the creation of more energy-producing mitochondria, cellular components that enable cells to burn calories and give off heat. But since white fat cells have very few nerves, how do beige fat…
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Formaldehyde damages proteins, not just DNA
Formaldehyde, a common toxicant and carcinogen recently subjected to new federal regulations, may be more dangerous than previously thought, a new study suggests.
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Ancient global cooling gave rise to modern ecosystems
Sea surface temperatures dipped dramatically during a period from 7 million to 5.4 million years ago, a time of massive global ecological change, scientists have discovered.
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World’s tallest wood building completed: 18 storeys
The mass wood structure and façade has been completed for UBC’s Brock Commons student residence — the world’s tallest wood building at 18 storeys (53 metres, about 174 feet) — four months ahead of schedule, showcasing the advantages of building with wood.
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CDC urging men at risk of Zika to postpone fatherhood
CDC today announced updates to its interim guidance for pre-pregnancy counseling and prevention of sexual transmission of Zika based on ongoing assessment of available data, primarily extending the timeframe for men with possible Zika exposure but no Zika symptoms to wait before attempting pregnancy…
BBC News – World
Africa’s anti-poaching dogs take to the skies
Highly-trained dogs, which abseil or parachute from helicopters, form part of the armoury for South Africa’s anti-poaching forces.
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Smoking hot: Behold the future of pizza delivery
At first glance, it looks like a solution to a particularly first-world problem: To eliminate the sogginess in pizzas caused by dwell time (i.e the interim period it spends waiting to be delivered), startup Zume Pizza has launched a delivery truck equipped with 56 specially designed ovens to…
WIRED
How Trump Accidentally Unified Zuck’s Pro-Immigration Movement
The anti-immigrant candidate may be the best thing to happen to bipartisan reform. The post How Trump Accidentally Unified Zuck’s Pro-Immigration Movement appeared first on WIRED.
RT – Daily news
Majority of Paris & Brussels attackers infiltrated EU posing as refugees – Hungarian intelligence
The majority of Islamic State militants directly involved in carrying out the Paris and Brussels terrorist attacks used the Balkan route to enter Europe under the guise of being refugees, the Hungarian intelligence chief stated. Read Full Article at RT.com
ReadWrite
White House plans to help with smart city projects
After last year’s initial investment of $160 million, The White House has stated that it is placing an extra $80 million into technology and smart city projects. A large portion of the funds will be used by the National Science Foundation.  The NSF plans to spend $60 million on investments and grants…
TechCrunch
We are all responsible for closing the gender gap
 In the United States, we are on the eve of potentially electing our first female president. Yet as much progress as we’ve made, we still have a long way to go to achieve gender parity – especially in business. It’s likely that a woman reading this today will soon be passed over for a deserved promotion…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
geoorbital reinvents the wheel to make any bicycle electric
geoorbital has a different take on the electric bike. rather than putting a motor on the bike, they have literally reinvented the wheel. The post geoorbital reinvents the wheel to make any bicycle electric appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
BBC News – World
Turkey’s great purge
Public sector staff are being purged en masse in Turkey, as the post-coup crackdown convulses society, Mark Lowen reports.
FiveThirtyEight
Harvard Wins The Most Nobel Prizes In Physiology And Medicine (For Dudes)
UPDATE (Oct. 3, 8:30 a.m.): Yoshinori Ohsumi has won the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. Ohsumi is a 71-year-old Japanese scientist who received the honor for his work with autophagy. He did much of his research at the University of Tokyo and is now a professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology.The…
Mashable
DeSean Jackson wears police tape on his cleats to protest ‘senseless killings’
Much of this young NFL season has been characterized by player protests and creatively designed cleats. On Sunday, DeSean Jackson combined both.  In a statement against police brutality, the Washington Redskins wide receiver sported white and blue cleats with police tape painted on them.  SEE ALSO:…
Digital Trends
This expanding tiny home gets less tiny at the press of a button
As the tiny home movement continues to build a full head of steam popularity-wise, savvy architects the world over remain steadfast in their efforts to innovate the industry. This week, a particularly inventive take not only seems to push the tiny home business forward but the RV market as well. Designed…
Fast Company
How To Maximize Your Bargaining Power As An Entry-Level Jobseeker
You may have more bargaining power to negotiate an entry-level salary than you might think. You may have more bargaining power to negotiate an entry-level salary than you might think.When you’re fresh out of college or early in your career, negotiating your first salary can feel…
RT – Daily news
Merkel ally promotes ‘German Islam’ as means to integrate refugees into liberal EU society
The German finance minister has called for the creation of “German Islam” that will rest on the principles of tolerance and European liberalism and will serve as means by which to integrate millions of refugees into European society. Read Full Article at RT.com
Slashdot
WikiLeaks’ Big Tuesday Announcement Will Now Take Place Via Video
Long-time Slashdot reader SonicSpike writes that media outlets including Fox News were reporting WikiLeaks cancelled a big announcement scheduled for Tuesday and expected to reveal damaging information about Hillary Clinton. But they were all citing a tweet from NBC as their source. “Due to security…
Mashable
LeBron James just endorsed Hillary Clinton for president
LeBron James, the four-time NBA MVP and three-time champion, hopes Hillary Clinton will take her talents to the White House in January.  The Cleveland Cavaliers star endorsed Clinton in an op-ed published by Business Insider on Sunday, calling her a “champion for children and their futures.” Lebron,…
TechCrunch
WTF is a mirrorless camera?
 Digital cameras today tend to fall under one of two categories: SLR or mirrorless. What’s the difference? Why does it matter? To find out, let’s take a quick trip through the history of the medium. It turns out that many of the changes to how cameras work have been attempts to solve a simple problem:…
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Solar road tiles get their first public test
No, that’s not an elaborate new Lite-Brite kit– that’s the possible future of energy. After years of work (and some last-minute delays), Solar Roadways has installed its first public energy tiles in Sandpoint, Idaho as part of a test. On top of pr…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
the future people introduce a fully enclosed electric moped at the cooper hewitt
ORBIT is the fourth vehicle in an ongoing project that explores highly efficient alternatives to the automobile. The post the future people introduce a fully enclosed electric moped at the cooper hewitt appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Big Think
Low-Cost Gene Editing Could Breed a New Form of Bioterrorism
What would happen if gene editing fell into the wrong hands?   Read More
KurzweilAI » News
Synapse-like memristor-based electronic device detects brain spikes in real time
Memristor chip (credit: University of Southampton) A bio-inspired electronic device called a memristor could allow for real-time processing of neuronal signals (spiking events), new research led by the University of Southampton has demonstrated. The research could lead to using multi-electrode array…
Digital Trends
What does your skin say about you? Apparently, it says what you say
Your skin can say a lot about you — from your age to the last time you saw the sun. Now, an Israeli startup called VocalZoom wants to examine skin to make much more complicated analyses: comprehending what we say. When we talk, the skin on our faces makes subtle vibrations too slight to be noticed by…
Digital Trends
Microsoft and Toyota team up for the World Rally Championship
Among the numerous unveilings and surprises at the 2016 Paris Motor Show was Toyota’s announcement that it will be partnering with Microsoft for the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) series. The tech giant will be a “technology partner” for the Toyota Gazoo Racing WRC team. The world’s largest…
RT – Daily news
Sanders ‘bothered’ by criticism of supporters, still urges ‘basement dwellers’ to vote Clinton
Bernie Sanders has admitted that a leaked tape in which Hillary Clinton criticized his supporters as “basement dwellers” and “baristas” bothers him, but still insists his backers should vote for the Democratic candidate over Donald Trump. Read Full Article at RT.com
Man of Many
If You Must Shave Use Harry’s New Razor
Men need to shave the same as they need to eat, drink and sleep to function properly in the outside world. Shaving is a necessity that’s why it needs to be a simple and cost effective. Harry’s new razor and shave plans look to fulfill the needs of any and every man. A new rubber flex hinge increases…
Top News – MIT Technology Review
The One and Only Texas Wind Boom
Wind power has transformed the heart of fossil-fuel country. Can the rest of the United States follow suit?
Digital Trends
Drones to the rescue – German lifeguards test quadcopters for rescuing swimmers
We already know how drones can deliver awesome video when the gear’s in the right hands, but a growing number of industries are also looking to utilize the technology to give them an edge in their own respective fields. Thanks to a quadcopter’s ability to reach just about any location in super-quick…
RT – Daily news
WikiLeaks cancels Assange’s live balcony appearance over ‘security concerns’
Julian Assange will not be delivering his eagerly anticipated WikiLeaks 10th anniversary address from the Ecuadorian embassy’s balcony in London due to security concerns. However, he will still appear at an event in Berlin via a video link. Read Full Article at RT.com
Mises Institute
The Trumped-Up Myths Behind “Trickle-Down” Economics
Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssThe EntrepreneurTaxes and SpendingPolitical TheoryThe Trumped-Up Myths Behind “Trickle-Down” Economics 0 Views In the post-debate spin, few noted Hillary Clinton’s pride in coining “trumped-up trickle-down” economics to accuse Donald Trump of policy…
Dezeen
Teehee designs adjustable furniture that grows up as children do
The trend for designer children’s furniture continues with this collection of customisable units by Dutch brand Teehee (+ slideshow). (more…)
Mashable
Amazon courts Bollywood ahead of Prime Video launch in India
Though Amazon is yet to bring Prime Video to India, it is already trying to scare its global rival Netflix and other local on-demand video streaming services with its money power. SEE ALSO: Amazon partners with Dharma Productions ahead of Prime Video launch in India Amazon India is aggressively partnering…
Gear Patrol
The Best Shoes for Traveling
Don’t get caught going through TSA in laces-ups. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
The Finest Hotel in Bogotá, Colombia
A brick-walled respite from the bustling city. …Read More »
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Deals of Note: October 3, 2016
How to save on a Black + Decker tool kit, a Ralph Lauren cashmere-blend sweater and Panasonic in-ear headphones. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Today in Gear: October 3, 2016
A comprehensive guide to global cuisine and booze, an all-new trail running shoe, an advanced pair of ski/snowboard goggles and much more. …Read More »
MakeUseOf
Pay What You Want to Upgrade Your Mac With 13 Award-Winning Apps ($672 Value)
The release of macOS Sierra is around the corner, but you shouldn’t have to wait for entire system upgrades just to elevate your Mac’s performance. From clearing out the junk to improving your workflow, the Award-Winning Mac Bundle from MakeUseOf Deals has you covered. Right now, you can pay what you…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Renovated Amsterdam office space features a rooftop of glittering aluminum “leaves”
Goede Doelen Loterijen’s 500 employees are currently scattered amongst fifteen different locations, but soon that will all change. The workers came together to assist in the design of their new building, which will take over a vacant structure in desperate need of a transformation. The renovation is…
KurzweilAI » News
How to send secure passwords through your body instead of air
Potential applications for on-body transmissions include securely sending information to door locks, glucose sensors, or other wearable medical devices. (credit: Vikram Iyer, University of Washington) University of Washington computer scientists and electrical engineers have devised a way to send secure…
Brain Pickings
Broadcasters of the Self: Ian McEwan on Our Age of Identity and How the Politics of Modern Selfhood Imperils the Art of Listening
“When you make the self the outer limit of your politics, you then begin to ignore a great deal of the attitudes, situations, dilemmas, misery of others.” “A self that goes on changing is a self that goes on living,” Virginia Woolf wrote in her ode to correspondence — or what she called “the humane…
TechCrunch
Hamwells raises €1.2 million for the connected e-shower of the future
 When you take your next shower, the water flowing from the faucet may just be recycled. That’s the vision fueling Hamwells, a Netherlands-based startup that launched in the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt London 2015. In the Battlefield, the company presented their e-shower with a re-circulation mode…
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Fluctuating brain networks help you handle complex tasks
Researchers already know that the human brain isn’t static, but it’s now clear just how dynamic the mind can be. A Stanford University team has discovered that the networking between brain regions will fluctuate depending on the complexity of tasks….
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What Pop Culture Can Teach You About Science
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In pictures: Concept cars of the 2016 Paris Motor Show
Mondial L’Automobile has swept into Paris and electric mobility is well and truly in vogue for the 2016 event, with bold plans for production electric vehicles coming from Volkswagen and Mercedes. The show wasn’t all about clean, green concepts and eco-minded thinking though, there were still…
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Pope blasts gender theory study as ‘ideological colonisation’
Pope Francis said Sunday that teaching children gender theory in schools was an “insidious indoctrination”, even as he insisted he had always treated homosexuals and transsexuals with respect.
Next Big Future
Google Waze offer ridesharing services to any Waze user in the San Francisco area
Alphabet’s Google has been quietly expanding a Waze ridesharing pilot program to more people. As of Thursday, it’s available to any interested Waze users in the San Francisco area.Unlike typical ridesharing services, Waze really is ridesharing: it lets people already driving somewhere connect with passengers…
Architizer
KOU-AN Glass Tea House
Tracing the origin of cultures peculiar to Japanese by reinterpreting the culture of the tea ceremony, the Japanese conception of nature is often characterized by its distinctive spacial perception involving the sensory realization of the surrounding atmosphere through what may be described as…
Mashable
Uber rolls out scheduled rides for Singapore
Uber has finally rolled out scheduled rides in Singapore, allowing users to pre-book a ride up to a month in advance. The feature was previously available in June only for business users here. SEE ALSO: Uber and Lyft are technically illegal in Philadelphia as of today With the feature, riders will…
Popular Mechanics
Goodbye, MythBusters
After filming the final episode of the phenomenon that was Mythbusters, Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage reflect on the series that redefined science. The post Goodbye, MythBusters appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
Next Big Future
Paris Climate agreement will come into legal force after the EU ratifies next week
India –the third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases — ratified the Paris climate agreement Sunday. With India’s signature, 62 countries have signed the pact. It will come into force legally after it is ratified by at least 55 countries between them that produce at least 55 percent of global carbon…
Next Big Future
Dexmo exoskeleton combines Virtual reality with haptic force feedback
The Dexmo exoskeleton allows its wearer to touch, grasp, and feel virtual objects as if they were real. A virtual baseball feels firm in the hand, an egg fragile. Pick up a digital rubber duck while wearing the Dexmo, and it can be squished pleasingly between the fingers.The exoskeleton, designed by…
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Researchers find building innovative capacity led to higher stock prices
Firms need to invest in innovation in order to create new technologies and move the economy forward, according to new research from the University of Houston.
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World Bank secretly finances Asian ‘coal boom,’ group says
The World Bank is indirectly financing a boom in some of Asia’s dirtiest coal-fired power generation despite commitments to end most funding for the sector, a development advocacy group charged on Monday.
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Cash-strapped Saudi Arabia switches to Gregorian calendar to pay civil servants less
Saudi Arabian civil servants will lose 11 days of pay after the country switched to the Gregorian calendar, the predominant format for organizing time in the West. The switch is part of austerity measures meant to curb the budget deficit. Read Full Article at RT.com
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50 Years — The new Silicon Valley VC that wants to save the world AND make money
 “We shall escape the absurdity of growing a whole chicken in order to eat the breast or wing, by growing these parts separately under a suitable medium. Synthetic food will, of course, also be used in the future. Nor need the pleasures of the table be banished. That gloomy Utopia of tabloid meals need…
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Anki launches its robotic Supertrucks combat racing toys
Anki is launching a cool truck expansion for its popular Anki Overdrive robotic cars. The new Anki Overdrive Supertrucks add a new dimension of play to racing around the track and shooting other cars off the road. They’re available today online and in stores. Anki’s toys go a step beyond the old Hot…
RT – Daily news
Hospitals still ‘part of the battlefield’ 1yr after US airstrike on MSF facility in Afghanistan
One year ago, an MSF hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan was hit by over 200 shells during an infamous US airstrike which killed 42 people including three children. Medical facilities continue to be “part of the battlefield,” according to Doctors Without Borders. Read Full Article at RT.com
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6 stunning architecture projects receive the 2016 Aga Khan Award
Friendship Centre by Kashef Mahboob Chowdhury Inspired by one of Bangladesh’s oldest urban archaeological sites, the Friendship Centre was designed by URBANA founder and Bangladeshi architect Kashef Mahboob Chowdhury for an NGO that works with the local impoverished population. The naturally…
Acquire
Oakley gets back into wearables with the launch of Radar Pace
The wearables pioneer introduces its new smart eyewear.Photo: OakleyWhile the wearables market is just now becoming as normal as any other gadget category, many of you might remember that Oakley was an early player in the space with electronically-enabled eyewear that played music and integrated bluetooth…
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Gabon unveils ‘inclusive’ government with very few opposition figures
Gabon’s prime minister has unveiled a new cabinet that includes few opposition figures, despite promises by re-elected President Ali Bongo to be more inclusive after disputed elections in August.
The Next Web
How startups can use open source software to compete against the big guys
Although established giants like Microsoft have proprietary software and systems, much of today’s internet is built on open source software. So it’s only natural that companies, startups in particular, are going to build their tools with it too. Curious about how new companies are using open source to…
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Keeping the Brain Healthy: More Foods to Boost Brain Power
Did I get your attention? In this article we feature more ways to improve brain health and increase cognitive functioning. The last article on boosting brain health focused on various foods that should be considered as part of a strategy for clever eating. Now the tables are turned to focus on the nutrients…
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All-Clad 4201.5 Stainless Steel Tri-Ply Bonded Sauce Pan $47.99
All-Clad 4201.5 Stainless Steel Tri-Ply Bonded Sauce Pan $47.99
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Signature Sleep Contour 8-Inch Queen Mattress $154.91
Signature Sleep Contour 8-Inch Queen Mattress $154.91
RT – Daily news
Number of imprisoned indigenous people in Australia surged 54% over past 15yrs – report
The number of indigenous people imprisoned in Australia grew by 54.3 percent over the past 15 years, according to a new study which suggests that harsher sentencing practices may be to blame. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Sky VR app launches with a host of cool content (and David Beckham)
UK broadcast giant Sky has launched its very own VR App – showcasing its efforts in the burgeoning world of virtual reality. The appropriately named Sky VR App will allow anyone (even outside the UK) with a VR headset, from the low-rent Google Cardboard to the likes of Samsung’s Gear VR, to view a range…
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News: Bustler’s editor picks for architecture & design events: New York City, October 3-10
It’s back to the grind with a new season of architecture and design events in New York City! As always, the city is abuzz with creative folks expanding the possibilities of how architectural design and practice can be reinterpreted, bringing attention to what in the urban environment is constantly overlooked….
RT – Daily news
German politician accuses US of waging ‘economic war’ against Deutsche Bank
Washington has a “long tradition” of waging trade wars, if they are favorable to the US economy, and the Deutsche Bank case is an example of that, said the German parliament’s economics committee chairman Peter Ramsauer in an interview with Welt am Sonntag. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Merkel must go!’ Hundreds protest in Dresden on German Unity Day (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
Several hundred protesters have gathered in the German city of Dresden to protest against Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Joachim Gauck as they celebrate Unity Day in the city. Read Full Article at RT.com
TG Daily
Amazing Tech Advancements in Health Care
From robot caregivers to fitness trackers, technology’s role in the health care field is rapidly advancing. What was once science fiction is now real life.
TechCrunch
Telegram levels up its bot platform with competitive games that live inside chats
 Messaging platform Telegram is powering up on the chatbot front, with the launch of what it dubs a “bot-powered gaming platform” — in a bid to try to drive more engagement via addictive new features. Read More
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WHO finds 92% of the world’s population exposed to unsafe levels of air pollution
  A new air quality model by the World Health Organization has found that practically all of the world’s population is breathing air that exceeds the limits set by WHO. While most of us may not think of our cities as particularly dangerous, the truth is that roughly 3 million deaths a year can…
PCWorld
How to know when your SSD could die
Jeff wanted to know whether his SSD was “okay” or whether he should back it up, or if it’s somehow different from a hard drive. SSDs are fundamentally different from hard drives, and they can, in fact, die in one of two ways. In this column I’ll explain this difference, how SSDs can die, and how you…
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Here’s why your broadband could become more expensive
BT, Virgin Media and other ISPs are distinctly unimpressed by the government’s fresh revelation of a major increase in the cost of business rates – an expense more than likely to be passed onto the customer, as ever.The Valuation Office Agency’s (VOA) change to business rates coming in next year will…
RT – Daily news
PM Medvedev pledges to stay on conservative course to protect Russian living standards
The Russian PM and leader of the parliamentary majority party United Russia told reporters that the parliament and government would prioritize responsibility and predictability in all their actions so that rapid change does not hurt the average citizen. Read Full Article at RT.com
Digital Trends
As tech trickles in, medicine is about to hit warp speed
In the summer of 2008, I noticed a mole on my arm that seemed to be getting bigger. It was hard to tell, though. I wasn’t sure if it had actually grown — or if I was just freaking out and being a hypochondriac for no good reason — so I decided to have it checked out. Doing so required me to call a…
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How a Single Circuit Component Mimics Neurons in the Brain
Synapses, the chemical or electrical linkages in the brain connecting neurons to other neurons, have a very useful property. They are able to change over time in accordance with patterns of activity, a property known as synaptic plasticity. This is memory, generally, and how it all works is still pretty…
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london design festival: fritz hansen pair chair by benjamin hubert
during the 2016 london design festival, bejamin hubert gave designboom an exclusive insight into the design development of the fritz hansen ‘pair’ chair. The post london design festival: fritz hansen pair chair by benjamin hubert appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Mashable
Cara Delevingne’s new optical illusion neck tattoo will hypnotise you
LONDON — Stop what you’re doing immediately. Cara Delevingne has a new tattoo and it is kinda hypnotic.  SEE ALSO: Judi Dench got her first tattoo at the age of 81, and here’s what it looks like The star went to celebrity tattoo spot Bang Bang studio in New York to add some more ink to her existing…
BBC News – World
Saudi princess’s bodyguard quizzed over Paris ‘assault’
French police question the bodyguard of a Saudi princess over an alleged assault on a workman in Paris.
BBC News – World
New Zealand’s plan to save the kiwi
New Zealand hopes a new project to protect its national bird, the kiwi, will see the population reach 100,000 by 2030.
BBC News – World
Oromia: Three days of mourning after 52 die in Ethiopia
Ethiopia’s government declares three days of mourning after at least 52 people are killed during a protest at a religious festival.
RT – Daily news
White House petition to call Pakistan ‘terrorism sponsor’ passes 600,000 benchmark
An online petition calling on the US to declare Pakistan “a state sponsor of terrorism,” has gained over 600,000 signatures, making it one of the most-supported since the White House petition service was launched in 2011. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘I feel responsible’: Mike Towell’s opponent on death of Scottish boxer
Dale Evans, the last opponent for deceased Scottish boxer Mike Towell in a Thursday bout, has shared his thoughts on the fight’s consequences with media. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Nigel Farage will reportedly be Donald Trump’s guest at next presidential debate
Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage is expected to attend next Sunday’s US presidential debate at the invitation of Donald Trump – a sign he is taking an increasingly prominent role in the Republican contender’s campaign. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Shark Fight: Scientists Complain about Rival Great White Tagging
A popular conservation organization’s methods may change shark behavior and population estimates, researchers say — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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13 Changes to Your Work Space That Could Improve Your Productivity (And Your Life)
This image was submitted to our “Sketch Your Workspace” reader challenge. To see all 42 submitted drawings, visit the full article <a href=’http://www.archdaily.com/796178/42-sketches-drawings-and-diagrams-of-desks-and-architecture-workspaces’>here</a&gt;. Image © Anne Ma There’s…
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javier de riba spray paints patterned tile floor in an abandoned 5-star hotel in portugal
the patterns take shape through the meticulous layering of colors, applied by a spray painting technique in a specific sequence over time. The post javier de riba spray paints patterned tile floor in an abandoned 5-star hotel in portugal appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Here’s how drones will change cities
Amazon has been busy testing out its new Prime Air initiative at a secret location in the English countryside. The service’s promise of a 30-minute delivery by specially designed drones may look like click-bait PR, but it’s an early sign of the significant changes coming to cities around the world.
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Biochar improves crop growth and climate
The use of biochar in agriculture improves soil fertility, especially in tropical regions, and mitigates greenhouse gas emissions. A project funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF studied the positive impact of the “fertiliser of the future” on ecosystems and nutrient cycles.
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Deepwater Horizon oil spill impacted bluefin tuna spawning habitat in Gulf of Mexico
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill was one of the largest environmental disasters in history, releasing roughly 4 million barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. For Atlantic bluefin tuna, it occurred at the worst time of year, during peak spawning season, when eggs and larval fish that are particularly…
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Baidu officially launches TalkType voice keyboard for Android
Baidu Research, a division of Chinese web search company Baidu, is announcing today the launch of TalkType, a third-party keyboard app for Android devices that’s optimized for voice input. The app first appeared in the Google Play Store in the U.S. a few months ago. Since then, the team behind the app…
WIRED
The Ins and Outs of USB-C Mobile Charging
Devices with these (relatively) new power connections charge differently than iPhones or older Android phones. The post The Ins and Outs of USB-C Mobile Charging appeared first on WIRED.
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Firefly Space Systems furloughs staff after investor backs out
WASHINGTON — Firefly Space Systems, a Texas company developing a small launch vehicle, has furloughed its entire staff after an investor backed out, forcing the firm to consider alternative vehicle concepts or even a sale of the company. In a brief statement posted to its Twitter account Sept. 29, Firefly…
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Ark- and tugboat-shaped prefab model home showcases sustainable timber architecture
Related: Curved timber “Smile” building in London is “stronger than concrete” Via Wallpaper*
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The Visual Story of the Human Heart
Information graphic captures the complex science of embryonic heart development — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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A record photovoltaic effect observed in antiferroelectrics
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Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2016 winners announced
Iran’s largest pedestrian bridge, a pink rubberised park by BIG and Zaha Hadid’s first building in Lebanon are among the six winners of this year’s $1 million Aga Khan Award for Architecture (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Laugh Lots, Live Longer
A vast new study finds that a sense of humor lowers mortality rates, especially for women — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
RT – Daily news
World Bank urges action against inequality
The unequal distribution of the benefits of economic growth may put the brakes on the Word Bank’s plan to eliminate extreme poverty by 2030, according to a new study on poverty and shared prosperity. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Meat-eating is on the rise in the United States
In bad news for environmental, health, and animal welfare advocates, the latest numbers show that U.S. meat consumption is on an upswing, thanks to dropping prices.
9to5Mac
App aims to conduct the world’s largest mental health study, reduce suicides
A project called How is the world feeling? is aiming to use an iOS and Android app to conduct the world’s largest study of mental health over a one-week period starting on October 10. The aim is to gather data from ordinary people to identify patterns in emotions, then to open-source anonymized data…
Mobile Magazine
Wink Hub 2 Connected Smart Home Device Promises Better Security and Connectivity
Smart Wink home platform recently launched its new Wink Hub 2, its upgraded and better version of its original Wink Hub. According to the company the new product is “better, faster, more reliable, and more secure.” Basically, it still connects to an app on smartphones and acts as a central location distributor…
Macworld
The 10 Mac games you need to play from September 2016
September’s Mac gamesWhile the Mac game release schedule doesn’t always mirror what’s seen on PC and consoles, the advent of fall has boosted the flow of new games of all shapes and sizes. In fact, picking just 10 entries for September’s showcase was more of a challenge than usual, but we feel confident…
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Vint Cerf Warns About the Perishability Of Human Knowledge
Vint Cerf “worries about the decreasing longevity of our media, and, thus, about our ability as a civilization to self-document — to have a historical record that one day far in the future might be remarked upon and learned from.” An anonymous Slashdot reader quotes Motherboard: Magnetic films do…
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Watch this Gecko-Inspired Space Junk Collector Practice Its Moves
Humans are proficient litterbugs; we really can’t resist creating piles of trash wherever we go. This talent now extends into outer space, where a growing junkyard of dead satellites, burned-out rocket stages, and other artificial bits and pieces is accumulating in orbit. Recent estimates suggest that…
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Researchers shed light on the recent history of decline in the flightless Kakapo
New research from the University of Otago helps explain the recent history of one of New Zealand’s most iconic parrot species and the role humans played in their decline.
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iKamper Indoor Tent
iKamper Room in Room Indoor Tent – The indoor tent you wish you had when you were a kid.
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Maths says delaying Article 50 could bring better Brexit deal
UK prime minister Theresa May will trigger talks to quit the EU by April 2017. The science of strategic thinking shows delay is her best bet, says Petros Sekeris
WIRED
9 Pieces of Weird Furniture That’ll Cure the Dullest of Offices
Today’s designers still think about how furniture can influence and inspire employees. Here’s a handful of the latest innovations on the market. The post 9 Pieces of Weird Furniture That’ll Cure the Dullest of Offices appeared first on WIRED.
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Dazzling Long Exposures Capture the Fireflies of Japan
Kei Nomiyama captures hundreds of fireflies in mid-air. The post Dazzling Long Exposures Capture the Fireflies of Japan appeared first on WIRED.
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Can Westworld Do for Science Fiction What Game of Thrones Did for Fantasy?
Promising early episodes might not transcend their genre as magnificently as the fantasy saga does, but HBO’s newest epic is off to a great start. The post Can Westworld Do for Science Fiction What Game of Thrones Did for Fantasy? appeared first on WIRED.
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A New Generation of Astronomers Is on the Hunt for the Next Earth
Advances in radial velocity search—including a new instrument called EXPRES—could help scientists to find and weigh lots of other Earth-mass planets. The post A New Generation of Astronomers Is on the Hunt for the Next Earth appeared first on WIRED.
Physics News
Microscope developed at MBL tracks individual molecules in living cells
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Sandpoint town square home to first public Solar Roadways panel installation
Over 2 years after the laying a bunch of solar harvesting hexagonal panels at its Idaho electronics lab, and 11 months after revealing its more powerful and more colorful third generation units, Solar Roadways has completed its first public installation. The City of Sandpoint, Idaho, is playing…
Coolest Gadgets
8,000 Stars Home Planetarium is a doozy
When it comes to teaching our little ones about the universe, it can be pretty difficult to know where one should start. Obviously the very beginning would be a good place, although this does not mean that everyone is well equipped with the right knowledge. With the correct tool in place, things can…
BBC News – World
Minorities feel brunt of Dutch police spot-checks
Dutch report says ethnic profiling in stop-checks ‘undermines trust’.
Gizmodo
Your Lonely Grandparents Can Now Get a Robot Retriever To Keep Them Company
Last year Hasbro wowed, and saddened us a little, with a new line of toys targeted at seniors in need of a companion, but without the need for all the mess that comes along with a pet. The first addition to its Joy For All line was a robotic cat, but it’s now being joined by a robotic golden retriever…
Mashable
This average-looking house has a giant skate ramp inside
LONDON — Most property wish lists are pretty straightforward when it comes to house-hunting.  SEE ALSO: Calgary’s skaters are so stoked to get their ramps back, my dudes Ensuite bathrooms, spacious bedrooms and a cute garden are all pretty run-of-the-mill. That is, until now. This house — currently…
RT – Daily news
‘Totally unrealistic’: Austrian FM blasts EU refugee quota plan
The plan on refugee quotas imposed by the EU is “totally unrealistic,” says Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz. He adds that migrants are not eager to stay in such European countries as Romania , Hungary or Poland, preferring Austria or Germany. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Shrinking Mercury is all it’s cracked up to be
Amid all the crashing onto comets and planning trips to Mars, you may be forgiven for missing a wonderful scientific result from NASA: the discovery that tiny Mercury joins Earth as the only other tectonically active rocky planet.
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Future increase in plant photosynthesis revealed by seasonal carbon dioxide cycle
Doubling of the carbon dioxide concentration will cause global plant photosynthesis to increase by about one third, according to a paper published in the journal Nature.
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Millisecond pulsars
When a star with a mass of roughly ten solar masses finishes its life, it explodes as a supernova, leaving behind a neutron star as remnant “ash.” Neutron stars have masses of one-to-several suns but they are tiny in diameter, only tens of kilometers. They spin rapidly, and when they have associated…
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What does Earth look like from Mars?
Modern astronomy and space exploration has blessed us with a plethora of wonderful images. Whether they were images of distant planets, stars and galaxies taken by Earth-based telescopes, or close-ups of planets or moons in our own Solar System by spacecraft, there has been no shortage of inspiring pictures….
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Functional inks bring additional information and entertainment to products
Traceable consumer products and entertaining solutions are about to become part of our everyday lives, particularly in food packaging or, say, textiles and household appliances.
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The value of marine waste
The Biomat research group of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) is studying marine waste on the Basque coast (squid, fish and algae waste) to obtain new materials. This line of research is offering a fresh take on plastics aligned with the principles of the circular economy, which is based…
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ESO’s dustbuster reveals hidden stars
In this new image of the nebula Messier 78, young stars cast a bluish pall over their surroundings, while red fledgling stars peer out from their cocoons of cosmic dust. To our eyes, most of these stars would be hidden behind the dust, but ESO’s Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA)…
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Experimental kit brings research into the classroom
Toralf Scharf, a microengineering instructor, developed portable labs that allow large numbers of students to discover the various facets of optics for themselves. Thanks to this novel teaching approach, Scharf has just received the Credit Suisse Award for Best Teaching, which goes to the best EPFL teacher…
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What happens when galaxies collide?
We don’t want to scare you, but our own Milky Way is on a collision course with Andromeda, the closest spiral galaxy to our own. At some point during the next few billion years, our galaxy and Andromeda – which also happen to be the two largest galaxies in the Local Group – are going to come together,…
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How feasible are Elon Musk’s plans to settle on Mars? A planetary scientist explains
Mars is the future. It’s after all NASA’s current overarching goal to send humans to the Red Planet. But even as early as the 1950s, aerospace engineer Wernher von Braun, had published his vision of a mission to Mars in his book The Mars Project. We’ve also heard visions of settling the Red Planet under…
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Third party satellite launch order bookings for Isro stands at $42 million
New Delhi (IANS) Sep 30, 2016 India has a satellite launch order book of around $42 million for third parties. The country is also in discussions with others for contract manufacturing of meteorological satellites, said top Indian space officials here on Monday. The officials spoke to the media…
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Major construction complete on first Space Launch System test stand
Huntsville AL (SPX) Sep 30, 2016 Next summer, NASA engineers will push the limits of the fuel tanks that will power the agency’s Space Launch System (SLS), the massive rocket that will take humans farther into deep space than we ever traveled. Workers at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville,…
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Clockwork Precision Unlocks Star Gazing Potential
Tokyo (JPN) Sep 30, 2016 Stargazers hopeful to photograph the next arrival of Halley’s Comet won’t need to leave their fate to the heavens, thanks to a handy device that keeps the stars lined up like ducks in a row. The Nanotracker, a precision mini motor, is a boon for serious camera users that…
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NASA, China to collaborate on Air Traffic Management Research
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 30, 2016 NASA and the Chinese Aeronautical Establishment (CAE) have signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate on aeronautics research that will advance air transportation automation for U.S. and Chinese aviation operations in China. The details of the agreement…
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SMC, ULA enter into CRADA to certify Vulcan Launch Vehicle
Los Angeles AFB CA (SPX) Sep 30, 2016 The Space and Missile Systems Center signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with United Launch Alliance (ULA) as part of the company’s effort to certify its new Vulcan launch vehicle for National Security Space (NSS) missions. This…
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US Air Force awards Lockheed Martin $395M Contract for two GPS 3 satellites
Denver CO (SPX) Sep 30, 2016 The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin $395 million in contract options for the production of the ninth and tenth Global Positioning System III (GPS III) satellite. GPS III satellites will deliver three times better accuracy, provide up to eight times improved…
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Yorkshire salt mine could help shed light on Martian life
Leicester, UK (SPX) Sep 30, 2016 A PhD student from the University of Leicester is helping to shed light on life on Mars by exploring similar environments on Earth – including an underground salt mine in North Yorkshire. In 2020, the ExoMars rover will be launched on an approximately 7 month journey…
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Unusual Martian region leaves clues to planet’s past
Baton Rouge LA (SPX) Sep 30, 2016 Researcher Don Hood from LSU and colleagues from collaborating universities studied an unusual region on Mars – an area with high elevation called Thaumasia Planum. They analyzed the geography and mineralogy of this area they termed Greater Thaumasia, which is about…
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The secret lives of long-lived particles
The universe is unbalanced. Gravity is tremendously weak. But the weak force, which allows particles to interact and transform, is enormously strong. The mass of the Higgs boson is suspiciously petite. And the catalog of the makeup of the cosmos? Ninety-six percent incomplete.
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Study finds straightforward way to model growth of vein networks
Evolution tends to create simple rules that can work in organisms of all kinds. These rules are often all that nature needs to build some of the most complicated parts of biology through thousands of years of adaptation.
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New design of large-scale microparticle arrays for bioengineering applications
Arrays of microparticles are common in many material science and bioengineering applications, but can be tedious to use because of their limited capacity. Large-scale microparticle arrays (LSMAs) can make analysis more efficient and precise, allowing for the placement and study of many items at once….
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New Zealand company offers small earthquake-resilient starter homes
Related: Beautiful Foothills House Showcases Passive Solar Design in the New Zealand Countryside Via Living Big in a Tiny House and Treehugger Images via Park Homes NZ Ltd Facebook
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Bentley strikes deal with gas elves to get tanks filled wherever owners park – Roadshow
Bentley and Filld have teamed up to give owners the luxury of freedom from gas station stops, and I’ve tried out their new service.
Gizmodo
10 Tricks to Make Yourself a GoPro Master
The GoPro brand is synonymous with the action cameras. Whether you use it daily or occasionally, many of you probably have one model or another sitting around the house. Even though GoPro’s point-and-shoot simplicity makes it easy to use, there are plenty of extra tricks you can learn to take your…
Mashable
Richard Branson envisions ‘sexy hotels’ in space
Imagine waking up in a little spaceship orbiting around the moon, spending the day hanging out there and then going back to your fancy hotel pod in space for the evening.  Just a daydream? The subject of a sci-fi novel?  Not according to Richard Branson, the British entrepreneur and founder of Virgin…
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The Astronautical Congress Is One Big Sales Pitch
Founded in 1950 by the International Academy of Astronautics and the International Astronautical Federation, each year the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) brings together the biggest players in the space world for a week of discussions bearing on humanity’s future in the final frontier.The…
TechSpot
Volkswagen hopes to repair its reputation with an electric, autonomous concept car
Samsung’s reputation may have taken a beating following the overheating Galaxy Note 7 saga, but it’s nothing compared to the damage done to Volkswagen after last year’s revelations that it cheated on emissions tests. Now, the German car manufacturer is trying to repair customer trust with its electric…
BBC News – World
Syrian rebels advance on symbolic IS-held town of Dabiq
At least 15 Turkish-backed Syrian rebels are killed in clashes with Islamic State militants, as they move on the group’s stronghold of Dabiq.
Gadget Review
ScotteVest’s OTG Jacket Can Easily Hold a Laptop – And More
ScotteVest’s OTG Jacket Can Easily Hold a Laptop – And More Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site Do you wish that there was an easier what to carry your laptop? Then you should check out this ScotteVest Off the Grid (OTG) jacket, which is designed to hold pretty much everything, including the…
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BeatsX are the iPhone-Ready, Bluetooth Earbuds You’ve Been Waiting For
BeatsX are the iPhone-Ready, Bluetooth Earbuds You’ve Been Waiting For Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site Did anyone else find Apple’s new announcement about the wireless AirPods a little awkward? Those earbuds aren’t doing themselves any favors, especially when you take a minute to think about…
The Gadget Flow
WALLY 2 – The World’s Coolest Commuter Solar Power Backpack
WALLY 2 is the coolest commuter solar power backpack with LED rear light and over 20 features designed for your everyday commute, working and travelling. The two panels high-efficiency USB solar charger can be hidden and detached. You need to open it for quick charging your iPhone 7 in just 95 mins under…
The Gadget Flow
TENC Full Coverage Case for iPhone 7
Just Mobile TENC is a masterwork of technical virtuosity: a near-invisible, self-mending case for the new iPhone 7. Crafted in flexible polycarbonate material with a self-healing smart coating, contouring to the iPhone’ s curved edges, the TENC™ will keep your precious phone protected and pristine –…
The Gadget Flow
Leather Arm Band Case For Smartphones
This luxury nylon back case for your iPhone comes with a special touch feeling and an elegant appearance. It protects your phone back and frames from fingerprints, scratches, dust, collisions, and abrasion. The design makes your phone stand out from the crowd. There is an earphone cable storage and key…
The Gadget Flow
Genuine Leather Wallet Flip Cover For iPhone 7
Minimize the pocket bulk and carry your new iPhones in style with this Genuine Leather Wallet Flip Cover For iPhone 7. This wallet case is dirt-resistant and has enough space to store your cards as well as your iPhone. The flip cover design gives it a wallet-like look and feels while the leather adds…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Seven species of bees now listed as endangered
Honolulu (UPI) Oct 1, 2016 The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service added seven species of bees to the endangered list, a first for bees in the country, which have seen declining populations over recent years. The bee species, all native to Hawaii, are protected under the Endangered Species Act, which…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Gunmen ambush Mexican military convoy, kill 5 soldiers
Culiacan, Mexico (AFP) Sept 30, 2016 The sons of imprisoned drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman were probably behind a grenade attack on a military convoy in northern Mexico on Friday, killing five soldiers, authorities said. The gunmen, who also fired several rounds from assault rifles, freed…
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Mexico evacuates hundreds as volcano spews lava
Colima, Mexico (AFP) Oct 2, 2016 Mexican authorities have evacuated 400 people as a precaution as a major volcano spews lava, officials said. Authorities imposed a security perimeter of 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) around the so-called Volcano of Fire in the western state of Colima. They evacuated…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Zimbabwe, Namibia to push for ivory trade
Johannesburg (AFP) Oct 3, 2016 Southern African countries will Monday fight for permission to sell their ivory stockpiles, as an international wildlife conference debates how best to regulate the often illegal trade and protect Africa’s elephants. Targeted for their tusks, the continent’s pachyderms…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Ocean warriors unveil new high-speed ship against Japan whalers
Amsterdam (AFP) Oct 2, 2016 With its distinctive pirate-like flag flying from the mast, the sleek, high-speed concrete grey Ocean Warrior is the latest weapon in a bitter war between marine conservationists and Japan’s whaling fleet. “The one thing that we were missing in our fleet was a vessel…
GearCulture
Touch 1K
A flashlight to end all others, meet the spectacular Touch 1K. The ultimate in multi-purpose contemporary craftsmanship, the waterproof body is forged from stealth black, military grade anodized aluminum, can be converted into a lantern and also be used to charge other USB devices. If that’s still…
RT – Daily news
Bosses discriminate against ex-soldiers – see them as mentally unstable & poorly trained
Military veterans are twice as likely to be unemployed as civilians due to poor training opportunities during service and discrimination among employers, a report has found. Read Full Article at RT.com
New Scientist – Online news
Superfast spinning stars cause strangest weather in the universe
The biggest, hottest stars spin at an extraordinary rate, which could lead to their planets experiencing rapid-fire seasons each year
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Research provides understanding about expansion and contraction of the tropical rain belt
The journal Scientific Reports just published research by Cornell College Professor of Geology Rhawn Denniston.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Why military and market responses are no way to save species from extinction
The arrival of climate change brings with it large-scale habitat loss and unprecedented species extinctions. The booming black and grey markets in already-threatened animals, including the rhino, elephant, and pangolin, are worsening matters.
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Deep Learning: Achilles Heel in Robo-Car Tests
Advancements in machine learning have made autonomous driving almost a near reality. But when it comes to “safety testing,” machine learning is the Achilles Heel of autonomous driving. Safety experts are finding several “holes” in DoT’s Automated Policy.
FiveThirtyEight
Trump And Clinton Have Little To Say About Slow Economic Growth
This is In Real Terms, a weekly column analyzing the latest economic news. Comments? Criticisms? Ideas for future columns? Email me, or drop a note in the comments.The U.S. economy grew at a rate of 1.4 percent in the second quarter of the year, the Bureau of Economic Analysis said Friday. That’s a bit…
FiveThirtyEight
Significant Digits For Monday, Oct. 3, 2016
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news.26 percentPercentage of U.S. law enforcement officers employed in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, California and Hawaii. These states have one unique thing in common, which is that there…
Archinect – News
This week’s picks for NYC architecture and design events
It’s back to the grind with a new season of architecture and design events in New York City. As always, the city is abuzz with creative folks expanding the possibilities of how architectural design and practice can be reinterpreted, bringing attention to what in the urban environment is constantly overlooked. For…
Deals
Finally Get Yourself a PS4 For $250, Complete With a Game
Update: Now back up to $300, but the $270 PS4 Slim is still available . Read more…
WIRED
How America Is Battling Its Horrific Opioid Epidemic
In bathrooms, bedrooms, and alleyways across the country, people are overdosing and dying every day. So we need to start talking about solutions. The post How America Is Battling Its Horrific Opioid Epidemic appeared first on WIRED.
PCWorld
Terk targets cord cutters with an indoor TV antenna/Wi-Fi range extender combo
The Trinity Xtend promises to pull in signals from broadcast towers up to 60 miles away while extending the range of your home Wi-Fi network for internet streaming.
Lifehacker
Save a Few Bucks on Spare Philips Hue Bulbs
Philips Hue White and Color A19 Bulb, $45$45 is still a lot of money for a light bulb, but it’s one of the best prices we’ve ever seen on individual Philips Hue color bulbs. Just note that you’ll need a Philips Hue Hub to use these, and that this isn’t the newest model with improved greens and blues.https://www.amazon.com/Philips-456186…http://gear.lifehacker.com/how-to-get-sta…More&#8230;
RT – Daily news
Anti #BlackLivesMatter protester dressed as Gorilla invades field, gets smashed (VIDEO)
A protester wearing a gorilla costume with the words ‘All Lives Matter’ emblazoned across the front launched a field invasion during an NFL game at Soldier Field Stadium before security pinned him to the ground. Read Full Article at RT.com
Popular Science
Could An Antidepressant Help Kids With Down Syndrome?
Health Parents have pushed a potential treatment from chat rooms to clinical trial How Parents Pushed to Test a Down Syndrome Treatment…
The Manual
Craft Coffee Anywhere with Libra Coffee’s Pourtables
Not your average instant coffee. The post Craft Coffee Anywhere with Libra Coffee’s Pourtables appeared first on The Manual.
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Uber’s Virtual Garage scheme could ease the need for city car parks
Summit, a small city in New Jersey, is going to begin subsidizing Uber rides for residents travelling to and from the local train station in an effort to reduce the demand for parking spaces.Only a 45 minute train ride from the city of New York, Summit is a popular suburb for those working in the city,…
Fast Company
How To Train Your Brain To Be More Patient
When it comes to motivation, your brain is a little like a traffic light. Here’s how to rewire it. When it comes to motivation, your brain is a little like a traffic light. Here’s how to rewire it.Are you a patient person? Are you sure?Read Full Story
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Get This Bluetooth Shower Speaker For Only $9.99!
For a limited time you can get this Bluetooth Shower Speaker for only $9.99 in our Nerd Approved Deals Store with free shipping! It’s the lowest price we’ve ever had on a waterproof speaker. With the Bluetooth Shower Speaker, you can stream your favorite playlists from your smartphone straight to…
SlashGear
NASA RASSOR rover digs for water, oxygen, and rocket fuel components
NASA is working on a concept rover called the Regolith Advanced Surface Systems Operations Robot or RASSOR. RASSOR is apparently pronounced “razor” giving it the cool sound that NASA seems to prefer when naming things. The goal of the rover is to help future missions to other planets overcome weight…
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
‘Nano-kebab’ fabric breaks down chemical warfare agents
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
New nanosensor system can detect cocaine at low concentrations
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Toyota’s Prius Prime plug-in hybrid starts at $27,100
Toyota’s latest take on a plug-in hybrid, the 2017 Prius Prime, may be more of a bargain than its name would suggest. The automaker has revealed that US pricing for the Prime will start at $27,100. That’s more than the regular Prius (which begins at $24,685), but it also qualifies for up to $4,500…
Newswise: SciNews
Professor Michael Graetzel Winner of the 6th Ahmed Zewail Prize in Molecular Sciences
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and the editors of the leading international journal Chemical Physics Letters are pleased to announce that the 6th Ahmed Zewail Prize in Molecular Sciences has been awarded to Professor Michael…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
New large prehistoric shark described
Megalolamna paradoxodon is the name of a new extinct shark described by an international research team who based their discovery on fossilized teeth up to 4.5 centimeters (1.8 inches) tall found from the eastern and western United States (California and North Carolina), Peru and Japan.
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Hospitals Are Using 3D Printing to Save Children’s Lives
Dr. John Meara had a challenge in front of him. His patient, 4-month-old Bentley Yoder, needed to have part of his brain put back into his cranium.The bones of his skull hadn’t fully formed, and his brain was pushed through the bone, forming an eggplant-sized mass above his head. Meara, of Boston Children’s…
Geek.com
Sony makes grass grow 6x faster using LED lights
If, like me, you have a back garden covered in grass, the last gadget you’d want to buy is one that makes it grow 6x faster. But that’s a gadget Sony has gone […]
Mashable
John Oliver explains the enormous problem of police accountability
In the wake of police shootings, many officers involved are often dismissed as “bad apples.” On Sunday’s Last Week Tonight, John Oliver explained why this metaphor needs to stop. SEE ALSO: John Oliver proves Trump’s scandals are way worse than Clinton’s with raisins The segment explored how…
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Wally Bifold Is The Thinnest Wallet Ever Made
If you’ve followed the recent trends in wallets, then you know that the evolution of fold wallets has been towards thinner. While literally thousands of thin and … Read More
Scientific American Content: Global
A Few of My Favorite Spaces: Borromean Rings
Any two rings are disconnected from one another, but together they cannot be separated — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Scientific American Content: Global
Global Climate Accord Will Take Effect Wednesday
Europe’s vote will push the Paris Agreement across the finish line — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Design Milk
The Billy BL Lamp Series by Studioilse for Kalmar Werkstätten
To celebrate her Designer of the Year award, Kalmar Werkstätten will be showcasing two of British designer Ilse Crawford’s designs. The successful launch of the Billy TL table lamp last year led to Studioilse’s redesign of the Billy BL floor lamp, both of which combine sophistication, luxury,…
WIRED
Let’s Physics the Bejesus Out of Rubber Bands
There is a classic experiment that looks at the end of a falling slinky. Could you repeat this with a rubber band and a mass? No, it doesn’t work—here’s why. The post Let’s Physics the Bejesus Out of Rubber Bands appeared first on WIRED.
Physics News
Researchers bring theorized mechanism of conduction to life
Humans have harnessed large portions of the electromagnetic spectrum for diverse technologies, from X-rays to radios, but a chunk of that spectrum has remained largely out of reach. This is …
Physics News
Research breakthrough could help diagnose, treat biofilm infections
The Next Web
Badass new patents: Google wants to get under your skin… literally
This week, the US patent office issued 5,426 patents. Each patent adds a little something new to the human knowledge base. As we cannot list all six thousand, the PatentYogi team has selected the five most interesting patents. Google invents a skin-implantable diagnostic device Patent number: US 20160278638…
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Arrest Numbers Reflect Growing Pot Tolerance: New at Reason
FBI statistics released last week show that the number of marijuana arrests in the United States, after rising slightly in 2014, fell by 8 percent last year, reaching the lowest level in two decades. The total was nevertheless more than twice the number in 1991, before a nationwide cannabis crackdown…
BBC News – World
Russia suspends weapons-grade plutonium deal with US
Russia suspends a deal with the US on the disposal of surplus weapons-grade plutonium, the latest sign of worsening bilateral ties.
Popular Science
Now Robots Can Be 3D Printed With Customized Shock Absorbers
Technology Braced for landings When we last saw the autonomous cube robots from MIT’s MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), they were bouncing happily along in a…
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LEGO Caricatures made to look just like you!
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Curbed National
3 easy, innovative ways to transform your walls
Change your home’s look in a breeze If your idea of a well-appointed home is anything but an empty wall, then good news: the market is brimming with options to dress things up. There is, of course, the vast world of wallpapers covering both modern and vintage styles. For the resourceful, the gallery…
Curbed National
Fancy prefab houseboats are a drifter’s dream
Bluefield Houseboats has designed a modular line of houseboats built with passive house techniques The fear of rising sea levels and love of tiny homes seems to be converging into a growing number of rad houseboats. This latest line from Ireland’s Bluefield Houseboats also jumps onto the passive house…
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Singapore wants a self-driving wheelchair by 2017
Singapore is pushing for businesses to develop an autonomous wheelchair that’ll convey people around without instruction. The announcement came from Mark Lim, the official in charge of the country’s digital services and commercial development division. According to GovInsider, the project is going to…
Cool Material
Duke Cannon Cold Shower Soap Cubes
Duke Cannon has been making the manliest of soaps for a while now, but these Duke Cannon Cold Shower Soap Cubes are something all together different. “While paving asphalt in the South Texas heat, Duke Cannon longs for two things: a cold beverage and a blast chiller of shower.” Duke Cannon isn’t a real…
Gizmodo
Add Two Rubbermaid FreshWorks Containers To Your Fridge For Just $10
While supplies last (which, if history is any indication, won’t be long), you can get a 17 cup and 2.5 cup RubberMaid FreshWorks container for just $10, if you clip the 15% coupon on the page. These went down to an all-time low $12 late last week, and this new coupon is an extra cherry on top. Read more…
Gizmodo
New Clean Energy Report: America May Not Be Screwed After All
For the past sixteen months or so , it’s felt as though our planet has been shaking us by the shoulders, trying to wake us up to the fact that we’ve kicked the thermostat into overdrive. The good news is, America finally seems to be listening. According to a new report by the Department…
CNET News.com
Ford’s new car camouflage will confuse cameras, give you headaches – Roadshow
The automaker engineered a new advantage in the constant war against spy photographers.
TechCrunch
Baidu’s new TalkType keyboard app emphasizes voice input over typing
 Typing on small screens can still be challenging, but today’s keyboard apps still focus on text entry over speech, despite the advances in voice-based computing and the increasing accuracy of speech recognition technology. Baidu wants to change that, with a new keyboard app called TalkType that prioritizes…
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How to paint with light
What you need to knowYou don’t need lots of specialist kit to shoot cars like the pros. By combining shooting techniques and a bit of Photoshopping, you can highlight the shoulder line of a classic sports car to create a photo with some real class.Your lone flashgun and…
How-To Geek
How to Change the Size and Color of the Mouse Pointer in Windows
You can use either PC Settings or the Control Panel to change the mouse pointer size and color, and we’ll show you both ways. The PC Settings method can be used in Windows 10 and 8, and the Control Panel method can be used in Windows 10, 8, and 7.Click Here to Continue Reading
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Apple may introduce three new versions of its iPad Pro next spring
Apple is planning on releasing three new versions of its iPad Pro next spring, two in brand-new sizes, if a new report from Japanese blog Macotakara is to be believed. The report states that Apple will release a new version of its 7.9-inch iPad mini under the Pro tagline, which will feature four speakers…
Cool Material
The 6 Best Telescopes for Budding Astronomers
If you’re looking to follow in the footsteps of Galileo or Copernicus on a journey to unlock the wonders of the universe, you’re going to need a telescope. There are almost fifty different kinds of optical telescopes, but they can all be broken into three primary categories based on their objective (the…
Coolest Gadgets
The Reach Bluetooth Audio Receiver works magic
Ever wished that you could pull device from just about any mobile device and stream music to a pair of headphones? Short of being able to manipulate a device on a molecular level (which would mean that you are a mutant), you might need something more practical — such as The Reach from Wicked Audio. The…
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Merging Nano-mulch with Medicine
How to marry biotechnology, nanoscience and manufacturing while reducing costs and waste is a central theme of the ‘Advances in Biotechnology for Food and Medical Applications’ workshop…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
USGS warns California earthquake swarm could set off a massive quake any day now
Following a swarm of smaller earthquakes near Bombay Beach in southern California, the United States Geological Survey is estimating a 1 in 100 chance of the San Andreas Fault rupturing in southern California before October 4, which could cause a devastating earthquake of epic proportions. The earthquake…
Mashable
‘Skylanders Imaginators’ lets players 3D print custom toys
In Skylanders Imaginators, players have the ability to custom create their own Skylanders for the first time. Now Activision confirms that they’ll be able to buy 3D-printed versions of those creations as toys. The feature is made possible by the newly announced Skylanders Creator app, coming to Android…
Architizer
NYC This Week: An Exhibit on Luis Barragán, Learning From Stockholm and Conflict Urbanism
Architecture and design-related events happening in New York City this week (October 3 to October 9), handpicked by the editors at Architizer “Nendo: 50 Manga Chairs” at Friedman Benda Exhibitions in NYC NEW OPENING: “A Photographic Search for the Unmeasurable in the Built,” at the Glass Corner…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Fact-checking Senate campaign ads just got easier
If you live in one of the battleground states in this year’s races for U.S. Senate, you have probably been inundated with political ads, many of which talk about a candidate’s willingness to toe the party line or vote across the aisle.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Cost-benefit analysis of strategies against severely harmful giant hogweed in Germany
While invasive species are considered to be a primary driver of biodiversity loss across the globe, species such as the alien for Germany giant hogweed pose even greater risks, including health hazards to humans, limited accessibility to sites, trails and amenity areas, as well as ecological damages.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Research reveals bonobos skillfully cracking nuts with stone hammers like chimpanzees
A first of its kind study from the University of Kent found that wild-born, rehabilitated bonobos (Pan paniscus) can be efficient nut-crackers with a skill level not that different from wild chimpanzees.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Scattered marine cave biodiversity data to find home in new database WoRCS, Project Report
Considered “biodiversity reservoirs,” underwater caves are yet to be explored with only a few thoroughly researched areas in the world. Furthermore, species diversity and distributional data is currently scattered enough to seriously hinder conservation status assessments, which is of urgent need due…
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Watch Blue Origin test its crew escape system on October 4th
Blue Origin is about to take an important step toward its first manned flights. Jeff Bezos and company are planning to test New Shepherd’s mid-flight escape system on October 4th, with a live stream beginning at 10:50AM Eastern. The firm promises that it will be “dramatic,” and that may not just be…
RT – Daily news
Hillary Clinton considered drone attack on Julian Assange – report
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reportedly wanted to drone Wikileaks founder Julian Assange when she was secretary of state. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
UK manufacturing output at highest since 2014
Britain’s manufacturing sector has posted its fastest growth in over two years as the weak pound boosted exports, IHS Markit reported on Monday. Read Full Article at RT.com
HolyCool.net
Egg Monster Toast Cutter
“Egg Monster Toast Cutter makes breakfast scary-good!  This fun little gadget (scare assistant) forms a perfectly-shaped toast frame, just the right size to fry up an egg!” Buy it here The post Egg Monster Toast Cutter appeared first on HolyCool.net.
Mashable
Apple might release an iPad mini ‘Pro’
iPad sales aren’t what they used to be. With the release of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, it’s clear the iPad’s future is for professionals. Apple is rumored to be considering an “iPad mini Pro” with a 7.9-inch screen and the 9.7-inch iPad Pro could be replaced with a slightly larger…
The Next Web
Genius dresses up as courier to hand in CV disguised as doughnut delivery
When marketing professional Lukas Yla embarked on a new job hunt shortly after he moved from Europe to the US, he knew sending his CV via email won’t cut it in San Francisco’s competitive tech scene. So he opted for a different approach. Instead, the resourceful creative came up with an intricate, but…
GearCulture
Bugaboo Boxer Luggage
Revolutionize your travel experience with Bugaboo Boxer Luggage, another game-changer from the cool Dutch stroller company. It’s an SUV of the baggage world, sporting a four-wheeled, lightweight foldable chassis — so need for a trolley — which can hold multiple pieces of luggage at once. Getting around…
Scientific American Content: Global
The Breast Has Its Own Microbiome–and the Mix of Bacteria Could Prevent or Encourage Cancer
If certain bacteria do instigate cancer, the finding could lead to new screening methods or treatments — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Scientific American Content: Global
Gut Fungus Suspected in Crohn’s Disease
Fungi, like bacteria, are present in everyone’s intestines  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
inStash
MB&F Horological Machine 8 Is A Unique Gem Of A Timepiece
Let us be the ones to introduce you to the horological beauty that is the MB&F Horological Machine 8 Watch. We’re certain that you’ve never seen a … Read More
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New Jersey town decides to pay Uber instead of building a parking lot
Lately, Uber has been positioning itself as the ultimate solution to the eternal challenge of shuttling people between transit hubs and their homes, also known as the “last mile challenge.” To that end, the ride-hail giant announced today that it struck a deal with the suburban town of Summit, New Jersey,…
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5G Powered by MEMS
SiTime claims to have beat quartz crystals at their own game with its Elite line of microelectromechanical system (MEMS) oscillators for 4G and 5G applications.
Techbargains.com
Philips Norelco Multigroom 5100 All-in-One Trimmer $24.95
Philips Norelco Multigroom 5100 All-in-One Trimmer $24.95
Deals
This $32 USB Battery Pack Can Also Jump Start Your Car
We’ve seen lots of deals on jump starter battery packs, but $32 is one of the best prices we’ve ever seen from a reputable manufacturer. Just note that its 400A peak current is only really appropriate for smaller cars with 2L engines or smaller.Read more…
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Disney Mickey & Friends Stacking Mugs
A must-have for any fan of Disney Classic. This set stacking mugs shows off the iconic outfits of Mickey and his dear friends. Buy it here The post Disney Mickey & Friends Stacking Mugs appeared first on HolyCool.net.
CNET News.com
Oakley wants $450 for smart sunglasses that coach into your ear – CNET
A real-time, voice-activated coaching system is the key feature of this expensive pair of shades. Don’t lose them.
Mashable
Donald Trump was terrible to women during ‘The Apprentice,’ staffers claim
Donald Trump was making misogynistic comments long before he decided to run for president, and was especially demeaning towards women during his time on The Apprentice. According to the Associated Press, interviews with more than 20 former crew members, editors and contestants on The Apprentice show…
New Scientist – Online news
Men are more violent when there are more women around
Contrary to conventional wisdom, a surplus of men in a society doesn’t equal more violence – in fact, the more men, the better-behaved they become
New Scientist – Online news
China plans world’s biggest spaceplane to carry 20 tourists
A state-backed agency is testing its first vehicle to send tourists to the edge of space and back – and hopes to fly up to 20 people at a time
TEDTalks (video)
What you need to know about CRISPR | Ellen Jorgensen
Should we bring back the wooly mammoth? Or edit a human embryo? Or wipe out an entire species that we consider harmful? The genome-editing technology CRISPR has made extraordinary questions like these legitimate — but how does it work? Scientist and community lab advocate Ellen Jorgensen is on a mission…
Cool Hunting
Buy: Compliment Pencil Set
This set of 10 brightly colored pencils—all number two graphite—comes complete with compliments on them, for days when you’re feeling insecure, have a case of writers’ block or just need a little boost. Emblazoned with phrases like, “Yes You Totally…… Continue…
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Tim Cook Defends Apple’s Approach To Security: ‘Encryption is Inherently Great’
Apple CEO Tim Cook has once again defended his company’s hardline approach to security. At Utah Tech Tour event while taking questions from the audience, Cook said, (via BusinessInsider):”This is one of the biggest issues that we face. Encryption is what makes the public safe. As you know, there are…
Newswise: SciNews
Soil: More Than Meets the Eye
Soil is all around us and easy to ignore. However, locked inside is a dynamic ecosystem of amazing complexity. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) October 1st Soils Matter blog post explains how soil’s physical, chemical, and biological activities make soil more than dirt.
Newswise: SciNews
Iowa State University Scientists Propose a New Strategy to Accelerate Plant Breeding by Turbocharging Gene Banks
A new study led by an Iowa State University agronomist may help scientists sift through vast amounts of plant seeds stored in gene bank facilities across the globe to identify those useful to plant breeders attempting to produce better varieties.
Newswise: SciNews
Breakthrough in Mapping Nicotine Addiction Could Help Researchers Improve Treatment
A scientific blueprint to end tobacco cravings may be on the way after researchers crystallized a protein that holds answers to how nicotine addiction occurs in the brain.
Cool Material
The Survival Watch Is Made for the Outdoorsman
If you spend any time in the wilderness, the Survival Watch is calling for your wrist. Far more than your average timepiece, the Survival Watch hides a magnesium flint rod fire starter and scraper, compass, and a whistle. To add to those, the band itself is made from over 12 feet of 550lb nylon paracord,…
How-To Geek
How to Remove the “Uninstall” Option from the Windows 10 Start Menu
Windows 10 added an option to uninstall apps with a right-click in the Start menu. If you ever find yourself selecting that option accidentally–or if you share your computer and want to prevent others from uninstalling apps by mistake–here’s how to turn that feature off.Click Here to Continue Reading
BBC News – World
Efforts to boost elephant protection fails at Cites
Attempts to give the maximum level of international protection to all African elephants have foundered at a key species conference in Johannesburg.
Deals
You’ll Run Away with Savings In These $23 Fila Running Shoes
It’s time to start thinking about getting back outside for a run, now that the heat has slowly dissipated. A new pair of running shoes was probably on the back of your mind anyway, so why not grab these $23 Fila 3A Capacity Running Shoes? Save yourself some foot pain and some wallet pain.Read more…
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Today’s Best Lifestyle Deals: Lucky Brand, LOFT, Mango, Urban Outfitters, Rebecca Minkoff and More
Rebecca Minkoff event at Nordstrom Rack, Lucky Brand Amazon Gold Box, discounted Urban Outfitters boots, sales at LOFT, Mango, and more lead Monday’s best lifestyle deals.Read more…
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Save 15% on Apps, Apple Music, iCloud, and More With This Discounted Gift Card
iTunes gift card discounts are noticeably less common than they used to be, and while we do see 20% discounts from time to time, a $100 iTunes gift card for $85 is still a solid deal if you pay for apps, movies, Apple Music, iCloud storage, or PokéCoins.Read more…
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Anonymous Internet Vigilantes Are Taking Peer Review Into Their Own Hands
Since 2012, the message board PubPeer has served as a sort of 4chan for science, allowing anyone to post anonymous comments on scientific studies. Originally intended as a forum for the discussion of methods and results, PubPeer has perhaps become best known as a clearinghouse for accusations of scientific…
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OAKLEY RADAR PACE
Oakley have teamed up with Intel for their latest release, the Radar Pace, a voice activated virtual coach that gives you real-time data and guidance while you train. The glasses have Oakley?s signature shield aesthetic, and are equipped with Bluetooth, headphones, speakers and a microphone….
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MOBED MOTORCYCLE MOUNTED TENT
Mobed is a motorcycle mounted tent that lets you to sleep high above and away from wetness, bugs and other creepy crawlers. It also ensures your bike isn?t stolen at night while you sleep. The Mobed works when the bike stands on a firm surface on the center stand, but also in rough terrain as…
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Epigenetics – our bodies’ way to change the destiny written in our DNA | Moshe Szyf | TEDxBratislava
What we thought of as something fixed, DNA is actually very cleverly modified according to current environmental needs. Even before a baby is born, it already knows what world to prepare itself for. Moshe in this talk sheds light on his groundbreaking findings. Moshe Szyf is one of the poineers in the…
Coolest Gadgets
Scosche delivers two new MagicMount accessories
Scosche is a very well known name when it comes to rolling out accessories for the road warrior, and it is no different either with the latest two devices that it has in store for the masses. I am referring to a pair of new MagicMount accessories: the MagicMount Wall Charger and the MagicMount PowerBank….
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Singapore is building the world’s largest free-span dome with a retractable roof
The versatile design features of the new 55,000-seat stadium allows it to support a wide variety of events throughout the year. It is the first stadium in the world custom designed to host athletics, football, rugby and cricket, with the possibility to host concerts, shows and festivals. Related:…
Geek.com
Toyota will sell you a tiny robot friend for $400
Robots that can vacuum or clean your gutters might be practical, but they don’t offer much in the way of companionship. Not like Toyota’s cheery little Kirobo Mini bot. And when I say […]
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
A ‘nano-golf course’ to precisely assemble nanoparticles
Macworld
Apple Maps now supports Amtrak routes across the U.S.
Close to a year after support for Amtrak routes in the U.S. Northeast rolled out to Apple Maps, the company is finishing the job. Apple’s navigation app now supports information for Amtrak routes in the Midwest, Northwest, South, and West, as first spotted by Macrumors. Amtrak offers 34 routes overall…
Gizmodo
GTA 5 Mod Adds Exploding Galaxy Note 7
The Galaxy Note 7 isn’t so great as a phone, mainly because of its propensity to explode.Read more…
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Azure is becoming the first AI supercomputer, says Microsoft
Microsoft’s CEO on how its cloud computing service is evolving.
Dezeen
Zaha Hadid’s final furniture collection for David Gill is based on mid-century antiques
Zaha Hadid’s final furniture collection for London’s David Gill Gallery is made of walnut and leather, a reference to antique furniture from the 50s and 60s (+ slideshow). (more…)
TechCrunch
Heek is a chatbot that can build you a website
 A startup called Heek wants to make building websites as simple as chatting over text and answering a few questions. Using a conversational interface, the bot asks you questions about yourself, your business and your site, then lets you click to see different designs you can customize to meet your needs….
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Corporate culture has no place in academia
‘Academic capitalism’ contributed to the mishandling of the Macchiarini case by officials at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, argues Olof Hallonsten.Nature 538 7 doi: 10.1038/538007a
BBC News – World
Russia detains Ukraine journalist for ‘spying’
Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko is being held in a Moscow prison for “collecting state secrets”, Russia’s FSB security service says.
BBC News – World
Mini-robot doubles as a friend
Toyota is to sell a small robot, which it says can provide companionship.
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submitted by Mikey Bautista “Wazoo Survival Gear’s smartly designed belt can pack a complete survival and utility kit in its band. It works as a money belt, and is available loaded with cords, zip ties, safety pins, bandages, trail markers, a compass…” (via TheAwesomer)Read More
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Today’s Best Deals: Lucky Jeans, Philips Hue Bulbs, All-Clad Saucepan, and More
Philips Hue bulbs, Rubbermaid FreshWorks containers, and an All-Clad saucepan lead off Monday’s best deals.http://deals.kinja.com/todays-best-li…Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through…
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7-year-old Syrian girl live-tweets horrors of airstrikes – CNET
Every night, she tweets about bombings in Syria keeping her awake, and every morning, the terrible aftermath.
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ProfitNow: BMW’s car-sharing scheme is making money – Roadshow
This helps prove that future ideas for mobility can keep the lights on.
HiConsumption
BMW R1200 R Digimoto Motorcycle Concept
A concept BMW R1200R motorcycle designed completely in virtual reality.
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Native Union Marble iPhone Dock
A sleekly designed iPhone dock built from marble and aluminum.
Curbed National
With DIY home tech kit, users can build their own products
A Kickster has launched to fund DIY camera, speaker and lightboard kits Kano—a computer and coding kit brought to the masses after a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2013—has expanded its offerings to include DIY camera, lightboard, and speaker kits. A new Kickstarter is up to fund all three products,…
Physics News
Cement gets its close-up: Team explores cement’s crystalline nature to boost concrete performance
Rice University scientists working to develop a deeper understanding of the world’s most widely used man-made material, concrete, have detailed previously unexplored aspects that affect the …
Physics News
‘Nano-kebab’ fabric breaks down chemical warfare agents
Researchers have created a fabric material containing nanoscale fibers that are capable of degrading chemical warfare agents (CWAs). Uniform coatings of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) were …
Physics News
Researchers’ ‘DarkLight’ enables visible light communication in the dark
With the rise in wearables such as smartwatches and fitness trackers that rely on smart sensors, and the continued popularity of smartphones, smart devices are taking our country by storm. Wireless …
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Dodocool Wi-Fi Range Extender Wireless AP/Repeater/Router $20.99
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1byone Belt Driven Bluetooth Turntable w/ Built-in Stereo Speaker $65.99
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Computerworld
Trump calls for U.S. to use offensive cyberweapons
The U.S. government needs to be ready to use its offensive cyberweapons in response to attacks from other nations, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Monday. The U.S. has significant offensive cybercapabilities, but it has been shy about deploying them, Trump said during a speech…
WIRED
Chevy’s Making a Hydrogen-Powered Pickup for the US Army
GM and the US Army are working together on a hydrogen-powered pickup truck. The post Chevy’s Making a Hydrogen-Powered Pickup for the US Army appeared first on WIRED.
Reason.com Full Feed
Janet Napolitano Defends Free Speech on University of California Campus
University of California (UC) President Janet Napolitano wrote an impassioned defense of free speech on college campuses, published in the Boston Globe yesterday. The former Obama administration Secretary of Homeland Security and erstwhile Arizona governor laments “how far we have moved from freedom…
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The best blood pressure monitors for home use
By Stacey Higginbotham This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer’s guide to the best things for your home. Read the full article here. After spending 20 hours researching more than 50 blood pressure monitors, interviewing medical…
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Seeing Drug and Alcohol Addiction in a New Light | Ed Stevenson | TEDxCoeurdalene
We need to stop blaming addicts and start treating them. Right now, our treatment options are severely limited and often misguided. In this talk, Ed Stevenson passionately describes why we desperately need more treatment centers and better treatment options if we are to help our friends and family who…
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The Age of Em | Robin Hanson | TEDxImperialCollege
In this stimulating talk, Prof. Robin Hanson poses the question, “what would happen if emulations (’em’s) replaced people in a not-so-distant future?”, and provides us with a fascinating glimpse of the possible outcomes. Robin Hanson is associate professor of economics at George Mason University,…
HiConsumption
AER GoPro Foam Dart
A buoyant and foam-padded housing for GoPro that captures amazing ariel footage.
Mashable
Watch as powerful Hurricane Matthew heads toward Haiti and Jamaica
The extremely powerful Hurricane Matthew is making its way through the central Caribbean. Satellite images on Monday morning showed the dangerous Category 4 storm heading toward Haiti and Jamaica with maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour. SEE ALSO: Florida hurricane threat reveals forecasting…
Mashable
Pantsuit flashmob takes over Union Square in homage to Hillary Clinton
On Sunday, Oct. 2, an enthusiastic flashmob took over New York City’s Union Square in homage to Hillary Clinton’s signature look. The group, all donning Hillary’s classic pantsuit, danced to Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” in an attempt to “combine art with a bit of activism,” Crishon…
WIRED
The Internet Finally Belongs to Everyone
ICANN might not be perfect. But it just might be the future. The post The Internet Finally Belongs to Everyone appeared first on WIRED.
io9
All the Harry Potter Movies Will Play in IMAX Theaters This Month
You’ve probably seen all eight Harry Potter movies dozens of times, but you’ve never seen them like this.Read more…
Reason.com Full Feed
When Police Abuse Is ‘Normal’
I haven’t seen the new documentary Do Not Resist, but Radley Balko’s review at The Washington Post makes it sound like a must-watch. According to Balko, the movie avoids the sort of footage that usually dominates discussions of abusive policing: You don’t see anyone killed, you don’t see anyone beaten,…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Facebook expands reach with buy-and-sell ‘Marketplace’ (Update)
Facebook launched Monday a “Marketplace” trading platform that lets users of the vast social network buy and sell goods with each other in a mighty challenge to the likes of eBay and Craigslist.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Letters of recommendation may disadvantage young women scientists
Letters of recommendation – critical to young scientists’ chances of being hired for postdoctoral research positions – may be disadvantaging women from the very start of their careers, and the professors writing those letters may not realize it, a new study suggests.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Vehicle mileage tax is best option for long-term highway funding
A study that forecasts state and federal fuel tax revenues based on different fuel taxation policies found adoption of a vehicle mileage tax would best meet highway construction needs in the long run.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Mix and match microbes to make probiotics last
Scientists have tried to alter the human gut microbiota to improve health by introducing beneficial probiotic bacteria. Yet commercially available probiotics do not establish themselves in the gut. A study published September 29 in Cell Host & Microbe suggests that it is possible to alter the microbial…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Princeton experimental fusion reactor breaks after $94 million upgrade
Related: Germany’s Wendelstein 7-X stellarator passes new test, bringing us closer to nuclear fusion energy Via Nature Images via PPPL Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory on Flickr (1,2)
SciTech Daily
Hubble Telescope Views the Center of NGC 247
This newly released Hubble image shows spiral galaxy NGC 247. NGC 247 is a relatively small spiral galaxy in the southern constellation of Cetus (The Whale). Lying at a distance of around 11 million light-years from us, it forms part of the Sculptor Group, a loose collection of galaxies that also…
Ars Technica
Google Pixel phone listings go live early, offer new press images
Both devices use the same pictures, so here’s the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. …
PCWorld
37% off Elite Tactical Waterproof Flashlight 1200 Lumen Cree LED with Zoom For Self Defense – Deal Alert
The Elite Tactical Pro 300 Series Tactical Flashlight is constructed from heavy-duty, military grade material, and claims to be the best and brightest flashlight on the market with a powerful 1200 lumen intensity. It’s built with Cree LED technology and is complete with a zoomable feature that allows…
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Ox All Terrain Vehicle
Designed as a low-cost mobility solution for the developing world, the Ox All Terrain Vehicle is far from a standard SUV. For starters, it’s the first vehicle ever designed to…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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Water Vapor Sets Some Oxides Aflutter
A team of scientists has discovered a phenomenon that could have practical applications in solar cells, rechargeable battery electrodes, and water-splitting devices.
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Transformational X-Ray Project Takes a Step Forward
A proposed upgrade to the Advanced Light Source — which would provide new views of materials and chemistry at the nanoscale with X-ray beams up to 1,000 times brighter than possible now — has cleared the first step in a Department of Energy approval process. The upgrade would enable new explorations…
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Professor Shows Brain Waves Can Be Used to Detect Potentially Harmful Personal Information
Texas Tech researcher Abdul Serwadda is working to advance research to develop secure user authentication methods.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Turkey opposition slams ‘witch hunt’ as thousands of teachers sacked
In the aftermath of July’s failed coup in Turkey, the repercussions of the government’s purge of civil servants are still being felt. Tens of thousands of state employees have been dismissed or suspended. In the education sector alone, some 40,000 teachers have lost their jobs. Some are accused of supporting…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
FARC offers to ‘fix’ Colombian peace deal after shock referendum
The leader of Colombia’s FARC rebels said Monday they are prepared to “fix” a peace deal with the government, a day after voters narrowly rejected it in a referendum.
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Neuroscientists Have a New Computational Model for Memory
Neuroscientists at Columbia University have devised a new computational model for memory formation in the brain. The model, which is described in a paper published Monday in Nature Neuroscience, is another attempt at solving an old problem in understanding memory: How do neurons remain pliable enough…
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Pardon Snowden Campaign Has a Snapchat Filter at Obama’s White House Concert
The ongoing “Pardon Snowden” campaign has launched a Snapchat filter at the White House’s “South By South Lawn” event, meaning anyone who uses the app at President Obama’s concert will be able to participate in a pretty frictionless and low-key bit of political activism.Last month, the American Civil…
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Making a Big Budget Video Game Is Riskier and Harder Than Ever. So Why Do It?
This is part of Motherboard’s series on the making of Gears of War 4. Read more.Rod Fergusson is playing an unfinished video game in front of 3,000 people at the Galen Center in Los Angeles. Another 4.5 million are watching him live at home. It’s Microsoft’s E3 2016 press conference, and this is Fergusson’s…
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How Game Developers Deal With Bugs
This is part of Motherboard’s feature about the development of Gears of War 4. Follow along here.Get six of our favorite Motherboard stories every day by signing up for our newsletter.
Gizmodo
New Study Could Be the Death Knell of Brain-Training Games
Brain-training programs like the ones offered by Luminosity and LearningRx claim to boost intelligence and even offset the effects of aging. A re-evaluation of the existing scientific literature on the matter shows these claims are complete bullshit. Read more…
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How Human Noise Forces Animals to Change Lifestyles
Hunting bats listen for different noises, and birds change their song pitches — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Fast Company
Why Innovation And Imitation Aren’t Mutually Exclusive
When it rolled out its own “Stories” feature last month, did Instagram actually do Snapchat a favor? When it rolled out its own “Stories” feature last month, did Instagram actually do Snapchat a favor?When it comes to theft, one social network’s rap sheet is a mile long. There’s…
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Liveblog: Blue Origin is likely to blow up its rocket Tuesday
Blue Origin’s propulsion module lands in West Texas. (credit: Blue Origin) Blue Origin has launched and landed its New Shepard booster four times, but the reusable rocket party may come to an end Tuesday morning. That’s because the company plans an in-flight test of its launch abort system,and will…
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Amazon Just Rolled Out Two Prime Pantry Promotions For the Month of October
Amazon’s Prime Pantry service has kicked off the month of October with not one, but two special promotions.Read more…
Mashable
If you’re a millennial, you need to start saving more right now
Millennials’ already stretched finances could face a new stress: slower growth of the U.S. economy. Compared with their parents, today’s younger workers may need to save more of their income for retirement, according to a new NerdWallet report. A number of analysts predict that the continuing pattern…
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9to5Toys Lunch Break: $100 iTunes Gift Card $85, 21” Retina 4K iMac $1,300, 9″ iPad Pro 128GB (open-box) $570, more
Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS: Get a $100 iTunes Gift Card for just $85 with email delivery from PayPal (15%…
RT – Daily news
Cutting immigration matters more to Brits than single market access, poll finds
British people don’t care about Europe’s single market as much as they care about keeping immigrants out, a snap poll revealed. Read Full Article at RT.com
Lifehacker
You Can Make Your Facebook Profile Picture Temporary
Whether it’s to show solidarity for a social issue or you just want to change things up, you may want to occasionally swap out your standard Facebook profile photo. When you change your picture, you now have the option to make it temporary.How-To Geek shows you a step-by-step guide on how it’s done,…
How-To Geek
How to Take and Attach Photos to Messages in iOS 10
In iOS 10, Apple made a change to how you take and attach photos in iMessage. It’s a small change but it might take you a moment, or five, to figure it out.Click Here to Continue Reading
Architizer
Hear No Evil, See No Evil: Acoustical Solutions That Are Easy on the Eyes
Open-plan workplaces continue to get a lot of flak for excessive noise and lack of privacy, but often go unchanged because, well, they’re already designed and built. Fortunately, acoustical-product specialists are helping to improve audio privacy and control noise in such spaces without requiring…
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Flash Physics: Weathering nanoparticles in the lab, Alice keeps a secret for 24 hours, European XFEL appoints new chairperson
Today’s selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics
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The October 2016 issue of Physics World is now out
The inside story of how military labs are opening up their research facilities to the world, and much more
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Team suggests nanoscale electronic motion sensor as DNA sequencer
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Vibrating oxides
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Sheets like graphene: Tailored chemistry links nanoparticles in stable monolayers
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
New microscope reveals nanoscale structural dynamics in live cells (w/video)
Digital Trends
Facebook debuts Messenger Lite, the slimmer sibling to the Messenger app
Facebook Messenger just went on a diet and it is all to the benefit of users with slower internet speeds and older Android smartphones. On Monday, the social media platform debuted Messenger Lite, a no-frills version of the popular messaging app that is described as a “slimmed down version” of the app,…
CNET News.com
Amazon Echo, other smart speakers to rake in $2B by 2020 – CNET
The market for speakers with virtual assistants will top $2 billion by 2020, a nearly 500 percent increase over 2015, says research firm Gartner.
SciTech Daily
Drepanosaurus – A Small Reptile with a Rearsome Finger
A newly published study confirms that Drepanosaurus, a prehistoric cross between a chameleon and an anteater, was a small reptile with a fearsome finger. The second digit of its forelimb sported a massive claw. Scientists analyzed 212-million-year-old Drepanosaurus arm fossils that were discovered…
SciTech Daily
Researchers Identify a New Way to Suppress Lung Tumors
A team of researchers has identified a new blocking mechanism that acts more like a dimmer switch and potently inhibits lung tumor cell growth. Lung cancer cell growth depends on certain proteins that require the addition of sugar molecule chains to become active. Scientists have long thought that…
RT – Daily news
Taliban raises its flag over Kunduz before being pushed back by Afghan forces
Afghan security forces say they have now taken back control of central Kunduz, which fell into the hands of the Taliban, following an audacious assault on the city on Monday. Fighting continues around the key transport hub. Read Full Article at RT.com
Inside Science
UPDATE: Physiology or Medicine Nobel Goes to Discovery of Cell’s Recycling Process
UPDATE: Physiology or Medicine Nobel Goes to Discovery of Cell’s Recycling Process Yoshinori Ohsumi revealed the workings of autophagy, a routine biological process implicated in many diseases. NOBEL_day1_med_yoshinori-ohsumi_final.jpg …
Popular Science
Where To Watch Google’s October 4 Event
Gadgets Here’s what to expect Google’s October 4 product announcement is happening tomorrow. Here’s how to watch online.
Curbed National
Proposed highway lane for self-driving cars would link Seattle and Vancouver
A venture capital firm envisions replacing HOV lanes with lanes just for autonomous vehicles There’s no question that self-driving vehicles are the future. But Seattle-based venture capital firm Madrona Venture Group is hoping to get the jump on the autonomous car future by proposing one of the country’s…
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Put On the Best Price Ever On the Myles Everyday Short [Exclusive]
There are a lot of strong opinions on shorts out there, but one thing is certain, if you do invest in a pair, they need to be versatile and fit well. The Myles Everyday Short easily achieves both these objectives, and with code KINJA20 you can get a pair for $51 shipped- their lowest price ever. Choose…
Next Big Future
Drum rolled Carbon fiber tethers five times stronger than Kevlar and Mach 8 spaceplane can place payloads into orbit at super low cost
In 2009, Carbon nanotube tethers with a strength of 9 N/Tex [9 million newton meters/kg] is over twice as strong as any fibers ever produced before. In 2016, Jian Nong Wang and his colleagues made nanotubes with a process akin to glass blowing: Using a stream of nitrogen gas, they injected ethanol, with…
physicsworld.com: all content
From weapons to white dwarfs
Edwin Cartlidge examines “academic access” programmes at military research centres
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Flash Physics: Weathering nanoparticles in the lab, Alice keeps a secret for 24 hours, European XFEL appoints new chairperson
Today’s selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics
physicsworld.com: all content
Negative refraction of electrons spotted in graphene
Sought-after effect could be used to create low-power electronic devices
Latest Items from TreeHugger
Rare lightning sprites take to the sky over hurricane Matthew
Sprites are elusive enough, photos of them are even more so.
Latest Items from TreeHugger
When ‘clean eating’ becomes unhealthy
Over-zealous adherence to a ‘clean’ diet is leading to increased numbers of orthorexia nervosa, an eating disorder that obsesses over eating ‘righteously.’
The Verge – All Posts
Zika infects monkeys’ brains and lingers in sex organs and saliva
The Zika virus lingers in the saliva, sex organs, and nervous systems of monkeys long after the infection is gone from the blood, new research shows. This means that certain organs might harbor the virus even after the immune system has beaten it back, extending the risk that Zika might be spread. And…
RT – Daily news
Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp on federal land to be left alone for now
There are no plans to evict a Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp on land belonging to the US Army Corps of Engineers, federal officials said. The camp in North Dakota was set up without federal permission, but a Native American tribe claims the land. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Shade-It Car Windshield Sun Shade $6.99
Shade-It Car Windshield Sun Shade $6.99
Acquire
Mophie launches a modular and magnetic case system
A new line of accessories for those who need a little more than a battery case.Photo: MophieMophie is launching their first iPhone case…with a twist. Their new hold force system starts with their base case (for iPhone 7), which features magnetic plates that can attach to a variety of accessories. The…
TechCrunch
Dohop lets you book flights without worrying about price changes
 Dohop (as in “Do hop on a plane and bring those human transplant organs with you, would you, dear?”) is a newly reorganized flight, hotel, and rental car search service that was launched in 2005 but relaunched worldwide a few years ago. The service now offers FLYR Fare Protection, as well, which means…
Lifehacker
Atlas Obscura Is the Book Every Travel Nerd Needs
By their nature, the vast majority of travel books are dry affairs packed with boring (but useful) information. Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders, the new book from the minds behind the web site of the same name eschews this approach by being a travel book meant more as…
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MIT’s shock-absorbing robots are safer and more precise
Soft robots aren’t just about speed and grace… they should be safer, too. To prove that point, MIT’s CSAIL has developed bouncing robots whose 3D-printed soft skins act as shock absorbers. The technique revolves around printing a “programmable vi…
VentureBeat
5,760 New York minutes: The story of Advertising Week 2016
With Advertising Week New York 2016 wrapped, we take a moment to recap some of the trending topics, explain what got social media in a frenzy, and highlight some of the stories of the week. Using data supplied by Spredfast, we’ve discovered the top three topics on Twitter across all four days of AdWeek…
VentureBeat
VCs invest record $500 million in augmented and virtual reality in Q3
Mainstream venture capitalists pumped up startups in virtual and augmented reality in the third quarter, with a record $2.3 billion invested in the last 12 months, according to tech advisor Digi-Capital. Tim Merel, managing director of Digi-Capital, said that half a billion dollars was invested in AR/VR…
VentureBeat
PlayStation Home developer will launch a game with PlayStation VR
What a homecoming. Developer nDreams announced today that its story-based virtual reality game The Assembly will launch on PlayStation 4 with PlayStation VR on October 13. It’ll be available digitally for $30. Sony is the first major console maker to get into the modern VR game. With analysts predicting…
VentureBeat
Limitless lets artists create character animations within virtual reality
Limitless has created a way for artists to create computer animations while inside a virtual reality world. The company has developed a tool that allows someone to use an HTC Vive VR headset and its hand controls to spell out exactly what will happen as the animation unfolds in real time. The tool could…
VentureBeat
Xiaomi partners with Google to launch the $69 Mi Box Android TV set-top-box in the U.S.
Xiaomi has finally launched its Mi Box Android TV set-top box in the U.S. While we did know that the Mi Box would be coming to the U.S. at some point, an official launch date has hitherto not been confirmed. But Hugo Barra, former Googler and current global VP for Xiaomi, posted this message on Twitter…
Techbargains.com
JBL J55i High-Performance On-Ear Headphones $22.99
JBL J55i High-Performance On-Ear Headphones $22.99
How-To Geek
How to Hear a Chime Every Time You Plug In Your MacBook Pro or Air
The new MacBook, first released in 2015, makes a chime sound every time you plug the MacBook in, just like the iPhone and iPad. But the MacBook Pro and Air don’t–unless you enable this hidden feature.Click Here to Continue Reading
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