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Mischer’Traxler builds pendulum in a castle to slowly sculpt a single tabletop
Vienna Design Week 2016: a pendulum swinging back and forth for a week crafted the colourful recession in this table, designed by Austrian studio Mischer’Traxler. (more…)
Mises Institute
Political Theatre: Hillary, Trump, and the State
Recorded at the Mises Circle in Boston, on the campus of Harvard University, on 1 October 2016. Includes a question and answer period.The video version of this discussion is forthcoming.
Ars Technica
After promising a 180 in manufacturing, Tesla looks poised to deliver
Tesla Factory in Fremont, California. (credit: Tesla Motors sent out a press release late Sunday saying that it had delivered 24,500 vehicles in the company’s third quarter. According to Tesla, that number doesn’t account for 5,500 vehicles…
Next Big Future
Data Analytics for Accurate Genomic Predictions can 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.The effort represents a proof-of-concept experiment that…
Man of Many
Cycle Into The Future on This Trek Zora
If concept cars are a measurement of a company’s ability to fit as many gadgets and do-dads on four wheels as possible, then concept bikes are surely the opposite, eschewing needless bells and whistles for a simpler approach. This is Trek’s Zora concept, designed to usher in a new decade of bicycle design…
Don’t Hold Your Breath For Gender Parity In Congress — It Could Take Another 100 Years
Ann Kirkpatrick, who represents Arizona’s 1st Congressional District, made it through the state’s Democratic Senate primary in August uncontested. Now, she’s running against Republican Sen. John McCain. If she wins, she’ll be Arizona’s first female senator.Kathleen McGinty could be Pennsylvania’s first…
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Colleges should run more like Basic Combat Training | Naveed Lalani | TEDxSugarLand
The best way to learn, hands-down, is not through lectures, case studies, textbooks, exams or even professors — but by doing — aka Experiential Education. Naveed will present examples of the success of experiential learning in educating aspiring and current entrepreneurs from personal experience. Naveed…
The Manual
Smooth Scents: Enchanted Beard Company’s Beard Care Line
Aromatherapy for your face. The post Smooth Scents: Enchanted Beard Company’s Beard Care Line appeared first on The Manual.
Gift Ideas For People Who Love To Cook
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Archinect – News
This week’s picks for London architecture and design events
This week, the focus is on the hard stuff: concrete. Whether that is exploring the Barbican Centre’s towering volumes, listening to the author of Concretopia, or learning about two award-winning projects who use concrete in an elegant way, there’s plenty of ways to fall in love with the material.Check…
Ask an Expert: All About Dealing With Your Student Loans
Chances are you’re dealing with one of two situations: either you’re a college graduate trying to figure out how to pay off your student loans at a reasonable rate, or you’re at the beginning of your education and need to decide how much to rely upon loans. Where to get started figuring out your options?Here… – latest science and technology news stories
Dynamic duo: Biochemists describe cooperative halves of life-critical enzyme
Oft-repeated adages praise the virtue and added efficiency of cooperative effort: “Many hands make light work,” “Together, we’re greater than the sum of our parts” and the like. Utah State University biochemists and colleagues report a tenacious enzyme that uses a similar principle to break nitrogen’s… – latest science and technology news stories
Environmental change drove diversity in Lake Malawi cichlids
Africa’s Lake Malawi is home to hundreds of species of cichlids, the freshwater fish whose broad array of colors make them popular denizens of household aquariums. A new study shows how dramatic environmental changes during the lake’s history likely drove that dazzling evolutionary diversity. – latest science and technology news stories
230-million-year-old Texas reptile had bizarre ‘dinosaurian’ features
Iconic dinosaur shapes were present for at least a hundred million years on our planet in animals before those dinosaurs themselves actually appeared.
Watershed / FLOAT Architectural Research and Design
Courtesy of FLOAT Architectural Research and Design Architects: FLOAT Architectural Research and Design Location: Oregon, United States Architect In Charge: Erin Moore Area: 4600.0 ft2 …
LG Signature OLED55B6P 55″ 4K UHD HDR OLED Smrt HDTV + $500 Dell GC $2300
LG Signature OLED55B6P 55″ 4K UHD HDR OLED Smrt HDTV + $500 Dell GC $2300
Newswise: SciNews
College Students Work on Wide Range of Projects at SLAC’s X-ray Laser
More than 40 college students spent 10 weeks at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory this summer working on research projects related to the lab’s Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) X-ray laser.
Newswise: SciNews
UCAR Congressional Briefing Highlights Flood, Drought Prediction
The nation is poised to make major advances in “water intelligence” with more detailed forecasts of floods, streamflow, and potential drought conditions, a panel of experts said at a congressional briefing today.
Newswise: SciNews
Physicist Steven Sabbagh Leads Study to Predict and Avoid Disruptions on KSTAR Plasmas
Article describes multinational contract to study prediction and avoidance of disruptions on South Korea’s KSTAR tokamak
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New RNA Stem Cell Editing Reduces Unintended Genetic Complications
An international collaboration of government, university, and industry resources showed the promise of using RNA as a safe way to both make and modify induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSCs) from patient cells for clinical applications in regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, and personalized medicine.
Ars Technica
How hard is it to hack the average DVR? Sadly, not hard at all
A major battle is underway for control over hundreds of millions of network-connected digital video recorders, cameras, and other so-called Internet of Things devices. As Ars has chronicled over the past two weeks, hackers are corralling them into networks that are menacing the security news site…
Curbed National
This transforming tent doubles as a hammock-shelter
Sleep on the ground or in the air Camping is good fun, until you find yourself sleeping on uneven, rocky terrain in a cooped up tent and wish you were off the ground. If that’s ever happened to you, then the Sunda tent from Austin-based company Kammok could be your next camping necessity. The first… Full Feed
Columbia Student: I Was Reported to Gender-Based Misconduct Office for Calling Myself Handsome
You would think students instructed to report to the Gender-Based Misconduct Office had committed serious transgressions. Its name conjures images of creepy guys harassing and violating women. Columbia University graduate Benjamin Sweetwood claims he did nothing of the sort. He got in trouble for…
RT – Daily news
‘There’s no alternative’: Russian UN envoy says US decision to suspend Syria contacts ‘regrettable’
Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, has hit out at Washington’s decision to freeze all cooperation with Russia over Syria, in the wake of a series of diplomatic setbacks. Read Full Article at
John Oliver calls for increased use of police bodycams – CNET
Technically Incorrect: The HBO comedian looks at the notion that police officers are rarely convicted for alleged brutality or manslaughter.
Facebook might open new data center in Denmark – CNET
This could be the social media giant’s third server facility in Europe.
EarDial wants you to rave without the hearing loss
It is common knowledge that we lose our hearing with age. It’s also common knowledge that attending all your favorite shows speeds up this process significantly. But it shouldn’t have to. There are earplugs. And now there are smart earplugsEarDial, a new Kickstarter project by WSE, are transparent earplugs…
Laundry Room Design Idea – Raise Your Washer And Dryer Up Off The Floor
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Call for ArchDaily Classics Interns: Fall 2016
ArchDaily is looking for a motivated and highly-skilled architecture-lover to join our team of interns for Winter 2016/2017! An ArchDaily internship in Classics provides a unique opportunity to learn about our site and write about historically significant architecture projects.Interested?…
Coolest Gadgets
Sgnl – answer your phone with your finger through your watch
The more we learn about our own bodies, the more interesting our technology becomes. We still don’t know everything there is to know about the brain and the nervous system, but there’s plenty that we do have a pretty firm grasp of understanding on. Bone conduction has been a rising market for some…
Anyone? Anyone? Hackers find little demand for their stolen NSA hacking tools
The hackers who are auctioning off cyberweapons allegedly stolen from the National Security Agency are growing annoyed and want cash. The ShadowBrokers’ sale of the stolen tools has so far generated little interest, and over the weekend, the hackers complained in a message posted online, using broken…
This new home was designed to capture 180° panoramic sea views
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Open Element: Rosario Talevi Constructs a Passive Timber House off the Grid in Uruguay
Casa Abierta is the first built project completed by Argentinian architect Rosario Talevi. A home for the architect’s mother, Casa Abierta is situated in the small seaside town of Rocha on the southeastern coast of Uruguay. The tall, narrow timber structure occupies a plot of land that had once…
Hulu just got cheaper at $6/month — but there’s a catch
Many of Hulu’s biggest critics point toward its cost — you’re paying (were paying) $7.99/month to stream the ad-supported version of the platform, with the nearly ad-free version being more expensive. Perhaps to address those criticisms (or to just lure in more subscribers), Hulu has decided to lower…
Roku Express Review: All the Streaming Stick You Need for Just $30
When the very first Roku launched in 2008 , the bulky box had a clunky interface that only played Netflix. How far we’ve come. That initial idea ended up spawning an entire genre of streaming devices and set-top boxes that have basically helped change the way we watch movies and TV at home. Roku has…
Battle of the phablets: Google Pixel XL vs. iPhone 7 Plus vs. Galaxy Note 7
Whoops! Thanks to a tell-all leak, we know just about all the details for Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL Android phones it’ll announce in San Francisco on Tuesday. The rumors largely confirm previous reports and suggest the Nexus lineup could be dead. SEE ALSO: Google’s big hardware event: What to expect… – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers quantify drug delivery from nanoparticles inside a cell
For the first time, researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated that the success of delivery of drugs from nanoparticles can be quantified inside a cell. – latest science and technology news stories
Gone phishin’: CyLab exposes how our ability to spot phishing emails is far from perfect
Each year, tens of millions of phishing emails make it to your inbox, uncaught by your email client’s spam filter. Of those, millions more slide past our own judgment and are clicked and opened. A recent study out of Carnegie Mellon’s CyLab Security and Privacy Institute has revealed just how likely… – latest science and technology news stories
Portable biological factories create pharmaceuticals
Pellets made from freeze-dried molecular components make it possible to “just add water” to create diverse compounds without the need for refrigeration. This portable and inexpensive platform, intended to help those far away from hospitals or even astronauts on the space station, could allow for the… – latest science and technology news stories
What’s in a name? For young Chinese consumers, it’s about culture mixing
Bringing a product to the Chinese market can be a major hurdle for a burgeoning company looking to expand abroad. But according to new research from a University of Illinois expert in consumer behavior and global marketing, for a Western brand to crack the Chinese market, the name’s the thing. – latest science and technology news stories
‘Culture of affluence’ complicates women’s help-seeking for domestic violence
Pressures to maintain a facade of a perfect family and other values associated with the “culture of affluence” discourage some affluent women from leaving violent spouses or disclosing that they are being abused, a new study suggests. – latest science and technology news stories
Our galaxy’s most-mysterious star is even stranger than astronomers thought
A star known by the unassuming name of KIC 8462852 in the constellation Cygnus has been raising eyebrows both in and outside of the scientific community for the past year. In 2015 a team of astronomers announced that the star underwent a series of very brief, non-periodic dimming events while it was… – latest science and technology news stories
Newly discovered phenomenon could affect materials in batteries and water-splitting devices
When one type of an oxide structure called perovskite is exposed to both water vapor and streams of electrons, it exhibits behavior that researchers had never anticipated: The material gives off oxygen and begins oscillating, almost resembling a living, breathing organism. – latest science and technology news stories
Color-changing smart material sensor to alert user to get out of sun
According to the American Cancer Society approximately 5.4 million basal and squamous cell skin cancers are diagnosed each year. Yet, the sun does contribute to the production of Vitamin D, which is necessary for bone health, and perhaps even useful in preventing some cancers. So how does one know how… – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers explore possibilities of growing plants on Mars
Tucked away in a Florida Institute of Technology lab, a would-be Martian garden grows. – latest science and technology news stories
Early development reveals axolotl mysteries
In the amphibian world, the axolotl is the replacement-parts king. – latest science and technology news stories
Study reveals rats have greater episodic memory than previously thought
Anyone who has ever spotted a familiar face at a party but been unable to place where or when they last met that person knows the difference between episodic memory and familiarity. – latest science and technology news stories
Obesity genes probably didn’t evolve to help us survive famine
Genes that helped our ancestors store fat in times of famine may have been useful, but whether they cursed future generations with a predisposition toward obesity is a little more controversial. This popular “thrifty gene hypothesis” has had its critics, but with a study published September 22 in Cell… – latest science and technology news stories
Teacher pension plans plagued by debt
Most public school teachers are enrolled in defined benefit (DB) pension plans, in which retirement income is determined by a complicated formula. Currently, states across the country are facing significant shortfalls in DB plans due to unfunded liabilities—effectively debt. Cory Koedel, associate professor…
Kinja Co-Op
Portable Battery Packs For Your Laptop Are Finally a Reality
You probably own at least one USB battery pack to keep your phone and tablet charged up during long trips, but what about AC-powered electronics like your laptop, or your camera battery? As it turns out, there’s a battery pack that can charge those too, if you can find space in your bag.Read more…
Digital Trends
HeroSurg gives surgeons a sense of touch when using robots during operations
A robot named da Vinci has helped surgeons make precise incisions since 2000. The system has been hailed by many as a surgical revolution but it has one big drawback — surgeons can’t feel their way through an operation and have to rely solely on their sight. This lack of haptic feedback makes it difficult…
Your Lowest Weight of the Year Is Probably Right Now
We already suspected that most Americans gain weight around the November and December holiday season. Now, an analysis of smart scale data shows that’s true—and that right now, you’re probably at your lowest weight of the year.The weight we gain around the holidays does come off, but not right away….
Bustler News, Competitions and Events
News: Bustler’s editor picks for architecture & design events: Los Angeles, October 3-10
Although the warmer temperatures are expected to linger in Los Angeles for awhile, fall is officially here. That means a new season of architecture and design events! Wondering where other design-inclined folks are gathering in the Greater L.A. area? Bustler has compiled a snappy list of noteworthy happenings…
Bustler News, Competitions and Events
Event: Adaptive Reuse: Constancy and Change
Event Date: Oct 6, 2016; Event City: New York, NY, US Continuing on the 2016 AIANY Presidential Theme and exhibition, Authenticity and Innovation, the AIANY Interiors Committee is delighted to host a panel on adaptive reuse in interior design. Three leading architects in the field will discuss how to…
Ars Technica
Cop (unsuccessfully) sued department for releasing video of him abusing suspect
Denton’s first incident… A federal appeals court on Monday dismissed a lawsuit brought by a fired Oklahoma police officer who sued his former department for damages after the agency released a video of the officer roughing up a suspect. The officer, Mike Denton, was fired and then…
Portraits of culinary students in a program for low-income and homeless people
Episcopal Community Services runs a program called CHEFS that provides food industry training for homeless and low-income people in San Francisco. Photographer Wesley Verhoeve visited the program to take portraits of the students and staff. The photos accompany a San Francisco Magazine article…
Physics News
Dynamic duo: Biochemists describe cooperative halves of life-critical enzyme
Oft-repeated adages praise the virtue and added efficiency of cooperative effort: “Many hands make light work,” “Together, we’re greater than the sum of our parts” and the like. Utah State University …
Physics News
Researchers quantify drug delivery from nanoparticles inside a cell
For the first time, researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated that the success of delivery of drugs from nanoparticles can be quantified inside a cell.
Physics News
Newly discovered phenomenon could affect materials in batteries and water-splitting devices
When one type of an oxide structure called perovskite is exposed to both water vapor and streams of electrons, it exhibits behavior that researchers had never anticipated: The material gives … Full Feed
Did the Climate Influence Colombian Voters’ Rejection of the FARC Peace Deal?
Voters in Colombia narrowly rejected a peace deal struck between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a Marxist guerilla/narcotrafficking group. With 99.25 percent of votes reported, 50.24 percent of voters rejected the deal, while 49.75 percent voted to approve it…. Full Feed
Instead of Optimism or Pessimism, Let’s Try Realism: New at Reason
Two Washington journalists, George Will and Jeffrey Goldberg, wrote last week on the question of optimism and pessimism. They took more or less opposite sides, with Will advocating for pessimism (it “need not breed fatalism or passivity” but “can define an agenda of regeneration”) and Goldberg, in…
Andrew Neyer Crane Light
Elegantly simple, the Andrew Neyer Crane Light is a clever lighting solution that takes up as much or as little space as you want. The bulb is held out by…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
Samsung UN49KU6500F 49″ Curved 4K UHD Smart HDTV + $200 Dell GC $649.99
Samsung UN49KU6500F 49″ Curved 4K UHD Smart HDTV + $200 Dell GC $649.99
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Hacking Education | John Evans | TEDxSugarLand
Should students learn cursive writing? What about spelling? Technology has created a vacuum of knowledge and skill sets once taught in schools. As technology eats away at traditional educational practices, benefits and new skills surface. In this 21st century, defining standards, practices, and goals…
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Career Success & Research Dynamics | Farid Permani | TEDxSugarLand
How to explore your right career fit towards excellence, based on mind mapping, psychometrics, historical education, and family pedigree. Farid Premani is a public speaker, author, radio broadcaster and market research consultant. He has worked in eight different countries providing career coaching,…
How to Hide Siri in macOS Sierra
Not a fan of Siri in Sierra? The Siri icon appears in both the menu bar and the dock, but thankfully OS X Daily points out that it’s easy to hide away.…To hide the Siri icon, head to System Preferences > Siri and uncheck the box next to “Show Siri in menu bar.”…
The Verge – All Posts
It’s getting easier to make USB-C headphones
The group that defines and promotes USB standards issued specifications for USB-C headphones this past week. The new guidelines from the USB Implementers Forum will help accessory manufacturers get their devices to market more quickly by essentially guiding them through the steps to produce USB-C headphones…
Accurate Background Enhances Candidate Experience and Reduces Employer Risk With New Mobile Optimized Candidate Portal
PRESS RELEASE: The new portal will allow candidates to quickly and easily complete their background checks on any device IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–October 3, 2016– A leader in the employment background check industry, Accurate Background, has announced the release…
3 reasons Forrester is totally wrong about banking chatbots
GUEST: When I saw the summary of the recently released Forrester white paper on what banks should do in the face of the rapidly evolving usage of chatbots, I was pretty floored. At Finn, we believe strongly it is essential for banks to enter the chatbot space and that it will be critical to the future-proofing…
Smokemiester BBQ Smoker Grill Converter
Holy smokes…miester! A Weber, a hole saw, and a coupla Bud Light Limes on a Saturday afternoon, and my Bru-BQ Wayne kettle grill becomes a Bat-Smoker too! The Smokemiester BBQ Smoker converts any covered grill into a hot or cold pellet smoker / grill combo. Smokemiester BBQ Smokers aren’t cheap…
Best Buy Will Pay $3.8 Million Penalty for Selling Loads of Recalled Gear
Best Buy has agreed to pay $3.8 million for “knowingly [selling] and [distributing] 16 different recalled products from 2010 through 2015,” according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The Commission says Best Buy sold recalled products about 600 times. Read more…
Archinect – News
This week’s picks for LA architecture and design events
It’s back to the grind with a new season of architecture and design events. Wondering where other design-inclined folks are gathering in the Greater L.A. area? Archinect and Bustler compiled a snappy list of noteworthy happenings around town that are not to be missed.Check back regularly so you don’t…
Sandusky Lee 4-Tier Plastic Shelving Unit (Black) $34.98
Sandusky Lee 4-Tier Plastic Shelving Unit (Black) $34.98 – latest science and technology news stories
Unique bacterial chemist in the war on potatoes
In fertile farm soils where potatoes grow, Streptomyces scabies bacteria wage war using chemicals related to explosives and pesticides. – latest science and technology news stories
US says climate change threatens Glacier Nat’l Park insects
U.S. wildlife officials say greater protections are needed for two rare aquatic insects in Glacier National Park as climate change melts their icy habitat. – latest science and technology news stories
Scientists illuminate a method for safer stem cell treatments
Because they can develop, or differentiate, into basically any tissue type, pluripotent stem cells (PSC) could be the key to a host of regeneration therapies. But those PSCs in a culture dish that remain undifferentiated could form teratomas, a kind of tumor, if transplanted into patients. This week… – latest science and technology news stories
US wants to build Idaho facility for warships’ nuclear waste
The Navy and U.S. Department of Energy want to build a $1.6 billion facility at a nuclear site in eastern Idaho that would handle fuel waste from the nation’s fleet of nuclear-powered warships through at least 2060.
Digital Trends
LG ditches plans for curved display, wireless charging in G6, according to report
While there have been plenty of smartphone rumors over the past few months, we have not heard much about the LG G6. That does not mean that the company is not making it, however. One rumor that has recently popped up hints at a feature that the G6 might be losing, rather than gaining, the curved display….
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Boyan Slat’s Ocean Cleanup takes to the air to count plastic trash in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Dutch-born Boyan Slat was just 19 years old when he developed a net-like device to collect and sort trash from the ocean. Three years later, the Ocean Cleanup Project is gearing up to take on one of the biggest messes on the planet: the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, the world’s largest marine trash vortex…
Cool Hunting
DCA Design’s Optic Augmented Reality Cyclist Helmet: This year’s Red Dot “Best of the Best” mobility concept award winner
Snap judgments play a heavy role in the world of cycling. And now, Warwickshire, UK—based agency DCA Design has a proposal to give cyclists even more necessary information to make decisions quickly and safely. Their proposal for Optic, the winner of…… Continue…
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Story Tips From the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, October 2016
Using the Titan supercomputer, an ORNL-led team is making progress towards automated data tools for cancer research to glean unprecedented view of the U.S. cancer population; ORNL researchers have produced the next generation of the National Hydropower Map that provides updated statistics on overall…
BrandPost: Digital Transformation Disrupts Every Business (Yes, Even Yours)
Think of what Uber has done to the taxi business, or what Airbnb is doing to the world of hotels. These are just a couple of high profile examples of a phenomenon called digital transformation which is shaking up every industry from automobiles to accounting. Digital transformation is the method by which…
Creative Wall Cabinet With Irregularly Torn Exterior
Storage is one of the most important points in decorating every space. It should be functional, stylish and perfectly fit the space. Some storage items can also add to the décor and become eye-catchy spots in the interior, and Rupture wall cabinet is one of these. Filip Janssens is known for his custom,…
Fossilized dinosaur footprint sets record with massive 3.5ft length
Researchers have discovered one of the largest fossilized dinosaur footprints in existence, with it measuring about 42-inches in length and 30-inches in width. The discovery was made in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert by researchers from Mongolian and Japanese institutions who were on a joint project. According… Full Feed
Amazon Launches Pilot Transit Service for Seattle Employees
With the launch of its new Amazon Ride service, the e-commerce Giant is embarking on a private solution to the very public problem of traffic congestion in the city of Seattle. Starting Monday, Amazon will operate a private bus service for Seattle-area employees—and apparently their dogs, too—ferrying… Full Feed
Trump Foundation Gets Cease and Desist, Sanders Thinks His Supporters Won’t Go For Gary Johnson: P.M. Links
Donald Trump’s charitable organization has been ordered to stop fundraising in New York State, effective immediately. The U.S. has suspended talks with Russia to try to bring a peace agreement to Syria, over the Russian military’s reported involvement with the bombardment of Aleppo. After nearly…
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Searching for Life in Distant Solar Systems | Nathan Mayne | TEDxTruro
We know many other planets exist, orbiting distant stars. These exoplanets are common and a huge number are likely to be ‘Earth-like’. Nathan will explore our search for evidence of other life and will explain how the study of the atmospheres of exoplanets will be key in this mission. Nathan Mayne…
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Blues with a Side of Rock and a Twist of Dub | The Jason McIver Collective | TEDxTauranga
If we had to sum up the music of The JMC, it would be a blend of blues inspired folk/rock with a twist of dub. All songs written by Jason McIver and available through Spotify and iTunes. The Jason McIver Collective is the songwriting vision of Taupo based, Motueka born musician…
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Psychopaths and three reasons why we need them | Armon Tamatea | TEDxTauranga
Clinical psychologist Dr Armon Tamatea considers the function of psychopathy in society: why do we need psychopaths? Answering the question ‘what is psychopathy’ and exploring what we can learn from non-criminal psychopaths, who function and contribute to society, underpins this highly fascinating…
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The Emergency Smart Pod | Sharmila Anandasabapathy | TEDxSugarLand
Innovating for global health. What can be done to create low cost deployable field hospitals with all the advantages of a modern hospital? Sharmila Anandasabapathy, M.D. is a Professor of Medicine in Gastroenterology and Director of Baylor Global Initiatives and the Baylor Global Innovation Center at…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
“Kick and kill” HIV cure showing promise
In 2014, a multi-university team of researchers in the UK undertook a search for the holy grail in HIV/AIDS treatment: a cure. At the time, they reported that the results from their “kick and kill” approach would be available in early 2017 but, as recently reported in The Sunday Times, it seems…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Mophie’s latest cases bring Moto Z-style magnets and modularity to the iPhone 7
Earlier this year we found the modular Moto Z to be a fresh, if niche, take on the smartphone. It looks like accessory-maker Mophie drew a little inspiration from Lenovo’s flagship, with its new Hold Force cases that give the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus some modular moxie of their own… Continue…
Mozilla is testing outside plugins with Firefox to keep costs down
In an effort to keep costs down, the Mozilla Foundation recently launched a new project that it hopes will reduce the amount of time its developers spend working on non-core components of Firefox. As a non-profit, it’s important for the Mozilla Foundation to keep costs at a minimum.
Start Your Holiday Toy Shopping Early With Amazon’s Hot Wheels Gold Box
If you have any Hot Wheels fans on your holiday shopping list, you can check them off early with today’s Amazon Gold Box. Inside, you’ll find over two dozen cars, planes, tracks, and more on sale. Just note that these prices are only available today, or until sold out.Read more…
iPhone 7’s most interesting case isn’t made by Apple
This week the folks at Mophie have revealed their latest in a long line of battery cases for the iPhone. This iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus set of cases goes by the name Mophie Hold Force. It’s called Hold Force because it works with a set of magnets that allow it to turn the iPhone into what they call…
ThinkGeek – What’s New
T-Shirts & Apparel : Star Trek NCC-1701 Jacket
Space Black. Bring it with you to the movie theater. You never know how cold they’re going to be. Hang it on the back of your chair at your desk, just in case. Better yet, toss it in your landing party’s bag to cover up that red shirt. Just to be safe. $69.99
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Geek Toys : Timmy Spock Plush Monkey
Half Vulcan + half monkey = all huggable. That’s why we got this Timmy Spock Plush Monkey. We can hug it all we want, and it has the same placid expression no matter what. Plus it constantly gives the Vulcan salute. And we can use a daily reminder that somebody wants us to LLAP. $19.99
ThinkGeek – What’s New
T-Shirts & Apparel : Star Trek NCC-1701 Long Sleeve Tech Shirt
These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Show your allegiance to the Federation with this slick, long sleeve shirt. Complete with U.S.S. Enterprise command logo in front and the classic NCC-1701 in the back. $39.99
ThinkGeek – What’s New
T-Shirts & Apparel : Star Trek NCC-1701 Polo
Finger on the button. These 3-button black-on-black Star Trek 50th Anniversary polos feature the command insignia on the chest and NCC-1701 embossed across back. Choose Blue (science), Gold (command), or Red (operations / engineering). $29.99 Physics News
Transformational X-ray project takes a step forward
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has confirmed the need for a unique source of X-ray light that would produce beams up to 1,000 times brighter than are now possible at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s (Berkeley Lab) current Advanced Light Source (ALS), enabling new explorations of chemical…
How to feed the world with sensors, data and local production
 Today, food and agriculture entrepreneurs took the stage at the White House lawn for SXSL 2016 to discuss the potential and limits of technology to feed a burgeoning world population. According to the most recent available estimates from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) 793 million…
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Faraday Future partners with LG on EV batteries
Faraday Future, the well-funded electric vehicle startup, is partnering with LG for the lithium-ion battery cells in its upcoming EVs. LG makes batteries for a number of electric vehicles including the 60kWh pack in the Chevy Bolt, which should hit dealers late this year. LG and Faraday Future have…
Next Big Future
M1 Tank 120 mm Main gun placed on demo medium tank at a little over half the weight
General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) on 3 October unveiled a medium-weight tracked vehicle demonstrator called the Griffin that meshes elements of the turret and 120 mm cannon from the company’s M1A1/M1A2 Abrams main battle tank (63-72 tons) with its Ajax Scout Specialist Vehicle.The Ajax Scout is a…
Limelight Projects Psychedelic Augmented Reality Lightshow onto the Romanian Parliament Building
Installation art collective Limelight has transformed the Parliament Building of Romania into a eye-popping, psychedelic light show for the iMapp Bucharest International Video Mapping Competition. Titled “Interconnection,” the video utilized projection mapping (also known as spatial augmented reality)…
RT – Daily news
Black box failure frustrates Hoboken train crash probe
The federal probe into last week’s fatal crash of a New Jersey commuter train that killed one person and injured over 100 has turned up no leads, as the train’s 20-year-old data recorder did not work and the conductor said he lost memory of the event. Read Full Article at
Digital Trends
Apple may be prepping as many as three iPad Pros for launch in spring 2017
If the iPad Pro you bought this spring is starting to feel a bit long in the tooth, don’t fret — a new lineup is on the way. According to Japanese blog Mac Otakara, Apple’s planning a blowout presser at which multiple new iPads are set to launch. The report, courtesy of a “reliable source,” indicates…
Macworld’s October Digital Edition: Hands-on with the iPhone 7
Every day, Macworld brings you the essential daily news and other info about all things Apple. But staying on top of that torrent of information can be a constant challenge. One solution: the Macworld Digital Edition.We’ve upgraded our system for customer service and downloading issues. The login process…
Stimulate Your Creativity With Weekly “Artist Dates”
Whether you’re a writer, painter, or photographer, creativity needs to be nurtured. If you want to avoid an artist’s block, schedule yourself some time to go think and explore.In Julia Cameron’s book, The Artist’s Way, she recommends you take yourself on an “artist date” once every week. This can be… Full Feed
Ron Paul Did Not Endorse Jill Stein. (Or Libertarian Gary Johnson.)
MSNBC made a mistake in the way they introduced a segment with former GOP congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul this morning, one that an NPR reporter Jessica Taylor ran with on Twitter, then quickly withdrew. Like many lies, it has doubtless made its run around the world and into your…
Cool Hunting
Link About It: The Penn Station of 2020
650,000 passengers pass through the dated, maze-like transportation hub that is NYC’s Penn Station every single day. This one monstrous space plays host to New Jersey Transit, Amtrak, the Long Island Railroad and, of course, subway stops. It is not…… Continue…
Big Think
How Do Humans Compare to Other Mammals in Murder Rates? They Don’t.
Humans are not the most murderous creature on this planet. A recent study has laid out the rates of death and found meerkats to be the most lethal.Read More
Mises Institute
Our Prospects Are Bright
Recorded at the Mises Circle in Boston on the campus of Harvard University, on 1 October 2016. Includes closing remarks by Jeff Deist.The video version of this talk is forthcoming.
Next Big Future
US Army says Ground Warfare is on the cusp of being fundamentally transformed to become intensely lethal
Gen. Mark Milley, the Army Chief of Staff, says the world is on the cusp of a fundamental change in the character of ground warfare. A revolution is perhaps five to 10 years away. The US Army is expecting to prepare to combat modernized militaries in Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran.Milley foresees…
Man of Many
Keeping All Things Cool with the Pelican Elite Cooler
Just the aesthetics of this heavy duty cooler, it looks fit for the army to bring with them to warfare. It has the thickest wall insulation in the industry that can retain ice for up to 10 days, no weather can infiltrate this cooler. Its durability is unmatched. It has heavy duty locking latches, rigid…
Curbed National
Zaha Hadid remixes midcentury design in a final furniture collection
Not your grandma’s midcentury chair Midcentury mania is in full swing, and even the late, great Zaha Hadid couldn’t stay away. With her untimely death in March, Hadid left behind a slew of works in progress, including her final furniture collection for long-time friend and gallerist David Gill. Designed…
Mises Institute
Spain Is without a National Government — And Spaniards Are Digging It
Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssBig GovernmentStrategySpain Is without a National Government — And Spaniards Are Digging It 0 Views With neither major party able to secure a majority of seats in the national legislature and the two parties unable to agree on a coalition government,…
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Sport, the ultimate expression of fairness is anything but fair. | Michael Hershman | TEDxTauranga
Corruption in sport is a multibillion dollar industry that demeans the people who choose to stay clean and play fair. From his vantage point of CEO of the ICSS, Michael contemplates the role of sport from refugee camps to the Olympic games. He advocates geting back to the spirit of sport by teaching…
What A Crazy Weekend for Volcanoes, Huh?
The earthquakes rattling Katla in Iceland have slowed, but a new swarm hit Tenerife in the Canary Islands. Meanwhile, Mexico’s Colima exploded impressively. The post What A Crazy Weekend for Volcanoes, Huh? appeared first on WIRED.
RT – Daily news
Germany tells Iran it will push US to ‘dismantle sanctions’
German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel has promised to press Washington loosen its economic restrictions on Iran, as it promised to do as part of last year’s nuclear deal. Read Full Article at
Successful Blue Origin rocket test might include an explosion – CNET
Jeff Bezos’ rocket company will test a system that would keep crew safe in the event of a bad rocket booster. By design, the booster isn’t likely to survive. You can watch it live Wednesday.
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US halts Syria talks with Russia as air strikes destroy major hospital in Aleppo
Air strikes destroyed a major hospital in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Monday, a medical relief group said, as the US announced it had formally suspended talks with Russia on trying to end the conflict in the war-torn country.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Kidnapped Franco-Tunisian Red Cross worker freed in Yemen
A Franco-Tunisian Red Cross staffer kidnapped in Yemen almost a year ago was freed on Monday and taken to Muscat, the Omani foreign ministry said. Full Feed
Rape, Nude Catfighting, Prostitution… Your Fall Guide to Officer-Involved Sex Crimes in America
Throughout the summer, police officers from Oakland and nearby California cities continued to come under fire for misconduct connected to teenager Jasmine A., better known by her sex-work pseudonym “Celeste Guap.” The scandal started to unfold after the suicide of Oakland officer Brendan O’Brien in…
73% off amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector for iPhone 7/6/6s (2-Pack) – Deal Alert
These Amazon best-selling screen protectors from amFilm are specifically designed for iPhone 7, 6S, and 6. Ultra thin-0.3mm thickness is reliable and resiliant, and promises full compatibility with touchscreen sensitivity. Also ultra-clear with 99.9% transparency to allow an optimal, natural viewing…
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Even the NFL isn’t immune to declining television viewership
While the audience for live broadcast television programming has been steadily shrinking over the last few years, there was one bastion of strength that had consistently bucked this trend: the NFL. For the last 10 years, viewership of NFL games continued to grow and grow — until now. This season, the…
Puzzle Stairs and Hidden Reading Nooks: Small Home Full of Smart Surprises
Small space challenges can be fun when you think of them like a game of Tetris, fitting…
PowerEye drone is an aerial cinematography beast
Aerial photography and videography have been made possible in whole new ways thanks to drones, but most of the drone solutions available to consumers are on the low-end of the spectrum (in order to keep price down). That’s great if you want something to capture your backyard barbecues from a new perspective,…
Big Think
Remember People’s Names Better Using These 2 Fast Tips
Everyone says they’re “horrible with names.” The truth is remembering names isn’t anyone’s strong suit. We never forget a face, but that’s because humans are evolutionary predisposed.Read More
Architecture Lab
Find Superstar Housekeepers Online
If you lead a busy life,are out of the house most of the time, or simply don’t want to spend your precious leisure hours doing household chores … The post Find Superstar Housekeepers Online appeared first on Architecture Lab.
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UAB Grad Student Uncovers Alabama Fossils Likely From Oldest Ancestor of Modern Sea Turtles
The evidence found suggests the earliest ancestors of modern sea turtles may have come from the Deep South.
RT – Daily news
1 pot bust every 49 seconds in US – FBI
While medical marijuana may be legal in 25 states, new crime data shows that police made more than 600,000 marijuana-related arrests in 2015, according to the FBI. Among those arrests nearly nine out of 10 were for possession, not sale or cultivation. Read Full Article at
RT – Daily news
‘Deal with the devil’: US ‘ready to ally with terror’ to overthrow Assad – Russia Foreign Ministry
Moscow has accused Washington of sabotaging the Syria ceasefire deal, saying that the US will be responsible for any new terror attacks in Syria, as by taking no action against Al-Nusra terrorists it shows it is ready “to make a deal with the devil.” Read Full Article at
Mises Institute
Spain Is without a National Government — And Spaniards Are Digging It
Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssBig GovernmentStrategySpain Is without a National Government — And Spaniards Are Digging It 0 Views With neither major party able to secure a majority of seats in the national legislature and the two parties unable to agree on a coalition government,…
Glass Acorn Necklace
Brighten up your ensemble with a touch of natural beauty using this glass acorn necklace. The darling acorn pendant is handmade from soda lime glass and topped off by a real acorn cap that is sealed using museum quality wax and accented by a copper chain. Check it out $30.00
Inflatable Canopy Island
Spend all day out on the water without getting scorched by the hot sun using this inflatable canopy bed. It features ample room to lay out on and comes equipped with a removable canopy, comfy backrest, and a couple of built-in cup holders. Check it out $135.00
Meat & Vegetable Vacuum Marinator
Marinate your meats in a fraction of the time it normally takes by using this meat and vegetable vacuum marinator. The vacuum drum forms small air gaps in your meat that allow the juices to seep inside and fill your food with incredibly bold flavors. Check it out $89.90
Concrete Ping Pong Table
Taking a walk through the city of tomorrow may be a lot more fun than you think thanks to this concrete ping pong table. Made from a mix of concrete and stone aggregate, it was designed to be used in public spaces throughout Australia and Europe. Check it out Full Feed
Cop Speaks to Mom Who Let Her Six-Year-Old Cross the Street. It’s Not What You Think.
I get emails on a weekly basis from moms chided by onlookers for letting their kids do anything by themselves: walk to the corner store, wait in the backyard, climb up the jungle gym without a parent underneath, arms widespread, like a fireman ready to catch a jumper. So it’s always encouraging to…
Sony GTKXB7BC High Power Home Audio System with Bluetooth (Black) $278
Sony GTKXB7BC High Power Home Audio System with Bluetooth (Black) $278 – latest science and technology news stories
US says climate change threatens national park’s insects
U.S. wildlife officials proposed greater protections for two rare insects in Glacier National Park on Monday, saying warmer temperatures caused by climate change are drying up the mountain streams where they live. – latest science and technology news stories
Scientists: Endangered frog rebounding in Yosemite park (Update)
A native California frog once on the brink of extinction is making an encouraging comeback in Yosemite National Park, raising hopes for amphibians like it worldwide that are dying off at an alarming rate, researchers said Monday. – latest science and technology news stories
Turning to the brain to reboot computing
Computation is stuck in a rut. The integrated circuits that powered the past 50 years of technological revolution are reaching their physical limits. – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers probe secrets of bacterial immune system
Scientists from New Zealand’s University of Otago and the Netherlands are continuing to unlock the secrets of a surprisingly flexible bacterial immune system, called CRISPR-Cas. – latest science and technology news stories
Health determined by social relationships at work
Whether you’re an engineer, a nurse, or a call center worker, you are likely to spend an average of one third of your day on the job. In a new meta-analysis covering 58 studies and more than 19,000 people across the globe, psychologists have shown that how strongly we identify with the people or organization… – latest science and technology news stories
Prions can pass on beneficial traits, study finds
Prion proteins, best known as the agents of deadly brain disorders like mad cow disease, can help yeast survive hard times and pass the advantageous traits down to their offspring, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
Popular Science
The Rap Guide To Climate Chaos
From Our Blogs: Nexus Media News Baba Brinkman’s latest album includes a guest appearance by Bill Nye Peer-reviewed rap artist Baba Brinkman has a new album about climate change.
Police complaints drop 93 percent after deploying body cameras
 A study from Cambridge University documents an immense drop in complaints against police officers when their departments began using body cameras. But even more surprising is that the data suggests everyone is on their best behavior whether the cameras are present or not. Read More
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Study likens chronic fatigue syndrome to hibernation
Research finds biomarkers in CFS sufferers that present a ‘metabolic signature’ similar to that of animals in hibernation.
The entrepreneurs behind the new drone economy
 The FAA released some staggering numbers as it welcomed Part 107, otherwise known as the rules governing the commercial drone industry in the U.S.: Within one year, they estimate 600,000 drones will be active in commerce in the U.S. But where are the pilots coming from, and what are they going to do…
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After police violence against unarmed black men, 911 crime calls drop
Enlarge / MILWAUKEE, WI: A woman rests her head on the shoulders of a man as a group of supporters stop and pray after a verdict of not guilty came back on four of the five charges for the three former police officers who stood trial for the beating of Frank Jude Jr. (credit: Getty | Darren Hauck)…
And The Typical Nobel Prize Winner In Physics Is …
UPDATE (Oct. 4, 8 a.m.): British scientists David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz have won the 2016 Nobel Prize in physics. The three, who are affiliated with U.S. universities, were honored for their work on “theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases…
The Tax-Returns Story May Eat Up Precious Time For Trump
The Sweethome
The Best Thermometer for Kids and Adults
After doing more than 10 hours of research, interviewing three experts, spending an extraordinary amount of time sitting with a thermometer under our tongues, and confirming nearly 100 times that a human body can maintain a healthy temperature even during a heat wave, we found the two best thermometers…
Alton Brown’s Secret to Super Crispy Baked Chicken Wings
Perfectly crispy chicken wings can be easily achieved in the fryer or on the grill, but it’s much harder when you have to bake them. Unless, of course, you know food genius Alton Brown’s method.In his latest book, EveryDayCook, Brown shares his favorite method for cooking up everyone’s favorite game-time…
Biometrics May Replace Phone Passwords
FotoNation, a wholly owns subsidiary of Tessera Technologies, Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) has unveiled a suite of face- and iris-recognition algorithms that it hopes to license to every major smartphone maker to obsolete the password without the added hardware of fingerprint recognition.
New Scientist – Online news
Artificial killer cells mimic life as they wipe out opponents
Protocells pitted against one another simulate living predators and their quarry, demonstrating behaviour that could one day deliver drugs
New Scientist – Online news
Giant hidden Jupiters may explain lonely planet systems
Undetected huge planets may have booted many of their smaller siblings, explaining why Kepler has seen so many wonky, single-planet systems
Digital Trends
A steel ball creates endless sand patterns in this astonishing coffee table
In ancient Greek mythology, the character of Sisyphus, king of Ephyra, is punished for his deceitfulness by being condemned to roll a boulder up a mountain for all eternity. Jump forward a couple of millennia and creator Bruce Shapiro has used that story as his inspiration for one of the coolest Kickstarter…
Discover Magazine
Can Electricity Stimulate Your Brain To Work Faster?
A widely-used ‘brain stimulation’ tool has no effect on the speed of the brain’s responses, according to a new study from Australian neuroscientists Jared Horvath et al. The technique of transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) involves attaching electrodes to the scalp and applying a weak…
Discover Magazine
Are Brain Training Apps a Waste of Time, Money?
Brain training games have been a hit among both elderly individuals hoping to keep their minds sharp, and younger people searching for a competitive edge. But are the mental jumping jacks and cortex curls worth the time and energy? That’s a difficult question. A new review of scientific studies…
BBC News – World
On board India’s mosquito-busting train
India has decided to take the fight against deadly fevers to mosquito breeding grounds with a new train.
The police technology intensifying racial discrimination
Advanced surveillance technology is already intensifying racial discrimination at police departments in the United States, and there’s a good chance it’s going to get worse. Police departments across the country target communities of color with racially-biased policing strategies. This is a fact well-documented…
Curbed National
Great Places in America: 15 exceptional streets, neighborhoods, and parks
Urban gems with personality that exemplify planning excellence Defining a “great place” suggests a hazy, “know-it-when-you-see-it” approach to categorization. But when it comes to urban planning and community building, there are a few characteristics—walkability, mixed-use buildings, public engagement,…
A Life Well Played: My Stories by Arnold Palmer
Arguably the most important golfer the game will ever know, the late, great Arnold Palmer recently penned his own memoir. In A Life Well Played, Palmer takes stock of the many experiences of his life and shares his stories of success, grace under pressure, humility, hard work & memories of his…
Digital Trends
Feet of engineering: 3D-printed compostable shoes reduce landfill waste
You may have heard about 3D-printed shoes before, but what about 3D-printed compostable shoes? Making that idea a mainstream reality is the aim of a new collaboration between pioneering Dutch footwear company Slem and an eco-friendly 3D-printing startup called BioInspiration. “People are shifting their…
Uber partners with Jersey town to give commuters free rides – CNET
Instead of spending millions to build another parking lot, the city of Summit links up with Uber to shuttle commuters to and from the train station.
Julian Assange moves speech to Berlin due to ‘specific information’ – CNET
WikiLeaks founder had promised to reveal “significant” information about Hillary Clinton before the November 8 election.
RT – Daily news
US probe into Kunduz bombing leaves too many questions, independent inquiry needed – MSF
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) are still not able to reopen the hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz a year after it was bombed by American planes as a US investigation has failed to ensure the tragedy won’t repeat itself, the head of MSF Office in Brussels told RT. Read Full Article at
5 bots to try this week: Gyant, Flow XO, Domino’s, Christina Milian, and Botany
Not feeling well? Exhibiting some specific symptoms? Think you’ve got the Zika virus?The Gyant health bot wants to diagnose your illness and, based on your answers, give a percentage of likelihood that you have an ulcer, the Zika virus, or a fever. Here are the five most popular bots this past week,…
How A.I. and chatbots will change startups
GUEST: The shift in the startup world from apps to A.I. is, in essence, moving from making tools to making people. An app enabled a user to perform a function; at its heart it is DIY. Therefore, apps can be judged by their utility. Does the app help the user solve their problem? If so, then it is a good…
Archinect – News
Pave paradise? American cities are rethinking parking spaces
The US has long been the world leader in building parking spaces. During the mid 20th century, city zoning codes began to include requirements and quotas for most developments to include parking spaces. The supply skyrocketed. A 2011 study by the University of California, estimated there are upwards…
Movie genres that need to make a comeback
Which movie genres need to make a comeback? Find out in an all new CineFix Roundtable. Subscribe to CineFix for more videos. Read more…More about Mashable Video, Fatal Attraction, Cinefix Roundtable, Cinefix, and Entertainment
Digital Trends
Oxygen-free grinding keeps Blue Bottle Perfectly Ground coffee fresh
If you were a coffee aficionado who could stop time, how would you use that ability? For James Freeman and Neil Day, the choice was obvious. Freeman and Day, respectively Blue Bottle Coffee‘s founder and technology vice president, sought a way to ship pre-ground coffee that would maintain the fresh-from-the-roaster…
KEF Q100 Bookshelf Loudspeakers in Black Oak (PAIR) $299
KEF Q100 Bookshelf Loudspeakers in Black Oak (PAIR) $299
Bragi’s Dash Sounds Like the Future of Headphones
Packing your fitness tracker and iPod right into a pair of wireless earbuds, Bragi’s Dash is easily the standout in the growing wireless earbud market.…The Dash is a pair of fully wireless earbuds. Like the Airpods, Verve Ones, and Gear IconXs, The Dash includes a…
Project a 3D Hologram on Your Desktop Using Rainmeter
How does having a hologram on your desktop sound? Through the work of Rainmeter developer killall-q, you can easily place a holographic image of your choice on your desktop. The process is simple, straightforward, and can enliven any desktop. In this post, we take you through the process, every step…
10 Awesome Facebook Messenger Bots You Aren’t Using
The bots are taking over! A few months ago, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company would be introducing a new innovation in its popular Messenger app. They’re called bots, and they are basically AI (artificial intelligence) assistants for specific tasks and services. Like with anything…
Wi-Fi Spectrum Crunch: How to Beat Slow Speeds in Crowded Areas
Nowadays we expect to have high-speed internet access wherever we go — and for the most part we do. But as more and more of us go online, and as we use more data-hungry apps, what happens to all of those signals in the air? The wireless spectrum is not infinite and there is a lot of competition for bandwidth….
Ventooz Wall Crawler
A concept car designed to crawl up the sides of buildings and walls.
IBM’s IoT blockchain service gets ready to roll
A massive DDOS attack and weaknesses in critical systems have put security concerns front and center in the internet of things. IBM thinks a technology best known from the world of bitcoin could lock down at least one use of IoT. The company is using blockchain technology to ensure that everything’s…
Next Big Future
Metamaterials for reduces the reflection of radar might make stealth aircraft invisible to microwaves
Iowa State researchers Liang Dong and Jiming Song are working on technology that could someday make a microwave invisibility cloak for stealth aircraft a reality.Along with assistance from Iowa State students, they’ve developed a flexible, stretchable, and tunable “meta-skin” that uses rows of small…
Sandpoint Town Square Home To First Public Solar Roadways Panel Installation
Two years after the Idaho-based company Solar Roadways exceeded its crowdfunding goal of $1 million for constructing roads that gather solar power, the company has completed its first public installation in the City of Sandpoint, Idaho, where there are 30 tiles currently installed. New Atlas reports:…
FBI Agreed To Destroy Laptops of Clinton Aides With Immunity Deal, Sources Say
An anonymous Slashdot reader quotes a report from Fox News: Immunity deals for two top Hillary Clinton aides included a side arrangement obliging the FBI to destroy their laptops after reviewing the devices, House Judiciary Committee sources told Fox News on Monday. Sources said the arrangement with…
Peter Zellner to launch Free School of Architecture in California
US architect Peter Zellner has announced plans to open a post-graduate architecture school in Los Angeles that won’t charge tuition fees. (more…)
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Celebrating Women in Science on Ada Lovelace Day 2016
This time next week, on Tuesday 11 October at Bletchley Park, sees the launch of an initiative to celebrate women in maths and computing. As a new branch of the existing Suffrage Science scheme, it will encourage women into science, and to reach senior leadership roles.
Joe Biden slams ‘thoroughly uninfomed’ Trump for PTSD comments
Donald Trump has prompted outrage online Monday with comments suggesting that PTSD sufferers are somehow not “strong.” None were more offended than Vice President Joe Biden, who brought up the issue during a campaign rally for Hillary Clinton in Florida. SEE ALSO: What Donald Trump got wrong…
The Fascinating Company That Tears Cars Apart To Find Out Exactly How They’re Built
Ever wonder how much air vents cost on a Honda versus a Toyota, or how much a horn bracket weighs on a BMW? Unless you’re the most deeply obsessive car enthusiast in the world, probably not. But automakers care, and they’re always trying to figure out ways to outdo competitors—even at the tiniest level….
Watch Humans Stack Themselves Into an Impressively Tall Human Tower
Watching seven levels of humans stack themselves on top of each other is obviously a little bit absurd but it’s also pretty damn impressive. They’re 40 feet in the air and the only thing preventing the humans on top from smashing the humans on the bottom is, like, some hand holding. I don’t particularly…
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Italy leads rescue of more than 6,000 migrants off Libyan coast
Italy’s coastguard said nine corpses were recovered in operations in which 6,055 people were rescued off Libya Monday, three years to the day after 366 people died in the sinking that first alerted the world to the Mediterranean migrant crisis.
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Geek Kids : Plush Wings for Kids
Spread Your Wings! Help your child’s imagination take flight by giving them their very own set of wings. These Plush Wings for Kids make fast and easy Halloween costumes. Available in Dinosaur, Eagle, or Butterfly. $29.99
Google Fiber Is Now a Fiber and Wireless ISP
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Google Fiber today said it has completed its acquisition of Webpass, a wireless Internet service provider that will figure prominently into its plans for deployment of high-speed Internet. But the Alphabet division is not giving up on fiber, saying…
How to hide your location on Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
Your social media posts could be putting you at risk. While we don’t know if social media played a role in Kim Kardahsian West being held up at gunpoint in a Paris hotel, some have said that her frequent posts in the hours before the robbery could have helped inform the people behind the attack. SEE…
Election Update: How Big Is Hillary Clinton’s Lead?
Here’s what we know: Hillary Clinton is leading in the race for president, and she’s made meaningful gains since last week’s presidential debate. Clinton is currently a 72 percent favorite in our polls-only forecast, up from 55 percent just before the debate. That corresponds to a roughly 4-percentage-point…
A gas-main robot can fix pipes without a shutoff
As a person who despises the cold, there is nothing worse than being home on a frigid winter night and having your utility company turn off the gas for repairs. Thankfully, robots are here to save us from having to bundle up like the Michelin Man just to stay toasty in our own homes.  ULC Robotics…
RT – Daily news
Ex-CIA torture survivors describe makeshift electric chair as tactic
Interviews with two former detainees, held for over a decade by the CIA and repeatedly tortured at a secret site, told Human Rights Watch that the agency threatened them with a makeshift electric chair. Read Full Article at
Digital Trends
Google files patent involving touch controls for connected clothing
Google’s Project Jacquard began as a fantasy that the search giant’s Advanced Technology and Projects division made reality: gesture-sensing fabrics built into clothing from jeans to jackets. It has developed in baby steps since its unveiling a year ago at the Mountain View, California-based company’s…
Samsung’s Next Flagship Smartphone May Not Feature a Headphone Jack
Samsung’s next flagship smartphone, which may be released sooner than later due to the Note 7 fiasco, may not feature a 3.5mm headphone jack. In fact, Samsung may be one of many manufacturers to make the jump from the 3.5mm headphone jack to USB-C for audio. The USB Implementers Forum published the Audio…
BBC News – World
Unicef: Fifth of developing world children in extreme poverty
Nearly a fifth of children in developing countries live in extreme poverty, the World Bank and the UN’s children’s agency say.
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News: Inclusive design wins big in 2016 I Look Up Film Challenge
The 2016 edition of the AIA’s I Look Up Film Challenge recently concluded with the announcement of the three top-prize winners during the Architecture and Design Film Festival in New York. Participants only had a month to team up, find a story, and create a short film that responded to the open-ended…
RT – Daily news
‘He was a patriot and the CIA turned on him’: Poor medical care endangers Jeffrey Sterling in prison
Prison officials have been reluctant to provide CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling with the necessary medical care. After a monthlong battle to allow him to see a cardiac specialist, the little treatment he has received is about to end. Read Full Article at
RT – Daily news
And the winner is …. Polls show Clinton leading after 1st debate
As the second debate in the presidential election looms, the effects of the first are being reflected in recent polling, which shows Hillary Clinton at an advantage over Donald Trump. Read Full Article at
What Google gets wrong about hardware
Quick, what’s the coolest product Google has ever unveiled? Oh, and software doesn’t count. Right, exactly — there isn’t one. Google’s software services are immensely popular and permeate our daily lives. It’s hard to imagine the world before Gmail or Google Maps, but on hardware it’s usually the same…
IBM to pour $200 million into Watson Internet of Things A.I. business in Munich
IBM said today that it will invest $200 million in a new global headquarters for its Watson Internet of Things business in Munich Germany. The move is part of the strategy of combining Watson — the supercomputer that beat the world’s best human Jeopardy player — with the Internet of Things (IoT), or…
RT – Daily news
Protests shut down streets in DC to demand justice for Terrence Sterling (VIDEO)
Terrence Sterling was an unarmed black motorist shot by a police officer who did not turn on his bodycam until after the shooting. The lack of footage has left many frustrated and protesters have taken to Washington DC’s streets to demand accountability from the police. Read Full Article at
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Google’s head of self-driving tech: We’re not building a car, we’re building the driver
Google — which has been working on its self-driving cars since 2009 — is not in the car-making business. Nope, Google is in the superhuman-driver-making business, according to Dmitri Dolgov, the company’s head of self-driving technology. Driving is a social activity, Dolgov told Recode during a live…
WeWork launches in Australia, but will the drama follow?
Launching in Australia Tuesday, WeWork is an American startup that provides desks and offices for rent, with a touch of Silicon Valley’s “live to work” sparkle.  Although billed as one of the tech generation’s biggest success stories, it arrives Down Under with lingering questions about its financial…
30 Trendy Brick Wall Ideas For Entryways
Entryway décor is very important because it’s that space that creates the first impression and speaks about your home. Done right, and it exudes warmth, comfort, and effortless style; it welcomes friends and family and offers repose. Besides, an entryway should be functional to store your coats, shoes…
The hilarious Messages app Apple doesn’t want you to have
You soon won’t be able to get one of the cleverest Messages apps. While Apple’s new apps for Messages (formerly known as iMessage) are one of the best parts of iOS 10, there’s at least one new app Apple is not happy about and it will likely soon disappear from the App Store. SEE ALSO: Here’s how to…
A 48-team World Cup? Here’s how it would work.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino seems to think bigger is indeed better.  Speaking Monday in Bogota, Colombia, Infantino outlined his vision for a 48-team World Cup beginning in 2026, according to multiple reports.  That would expand the tournament’s current 32-team field by half — but Infantino could…
What’s Up With This Teen Making a While His Grandfather Is Ostensibly Dying?
An app called that lets you lipsync songs is very popular amongst tweens and teens, and one of its stars, 15-year-old Jonas Bridges, went viral after making a music video with what appears to be his dying grandfather in the background.Read more…
Social justice activism takes center stage at White House’s SXSL
 At the White House’s South by South Lawn today, Congressman John Lewis, a civil rights leader and one of the organizers of the March on Washington, kicked off the “How We Make Change” panel with some words of advice. “The action of Rosa Parks, the words and leadership of Dr. King inspired me to find…
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Expanding Tiny Home
In order to be able to tow them, tiny homes must stay within a certain set of dimensions. But this greatly limits the amount of interior space you get. The Idaho-based firm Tiny Idahomes came up with a clever solution to this problem, though to be fair this solution was first adopted by RV and trailer…
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Trump insults military vets with PTSD, calling them ‘not strong’
The Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, told an audience of military veterans that those members who developed mental health issues did so because they were not “strong” and “can’t handle it.” The comments prompted a massive backlash on Twitter. Read Full Article at
NRA offers Kim Kardashian heartfelt sarcasm after armed robbery – CNET
Technically Incorrect: On Twitter, the National Rifle Association mocks the celebrity, possibly for her support for some level of gun control.
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News: SPONTANEOUS call for drawings. Participate in the collective atlas of spontaneous architecture [Sponsored]
Can an illegal/informal architectural element, which is widely employed in a community, become a subject of design interest? How does architecture practice anticipate and re-elaborate an established way of transforming the built environment driven by immediate needs? How can these elements be officially…
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Don’t Slap a New Tax on High-Frequency Trading
Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssFinancial MarketsTaxes and SpendingPolitical TheoryDon’t Slap a New Tax on High-Frequency Trading 0 Views Demonizing the financial industry has proven to be a political winner. Exposure of the evil banks was followed by Michael Lewis’s exposé of the…
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Ferguson protesters’ $41.5mn lawsuit against police dismissed
A lawsuit from Ferguson protesters against the police, city and county has been dismissed by a federal judge. He ruled the plaintiffs had not presented evidence that police had behaved maliciously during protests over the death of Michael Brown. Read Full Article at
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UN peacekeeper killed, others wounded in Mali attack
A UN peacekeeper was killed and eight others injured on Monday in an attack on their camp in northeastern Mali near the Algerian border, the United Nations said.
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Livestock, Landowners and the Threatened Chiricahua Leopard Frog May Benefit From a Restoration, Conservation Project in Grant County, New Mexico
Several organizations and private landowners are working on restoration techniques to improve wildlife habitat and forage for livestock in Grant County, New Mexico. Projects include stock tank rehabilitation, as well as riparian, spring and wetland restoration.
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Iraqi group demands payments for US invasion after ‘Sue the Saudis for 9/11’ bill passes Congress
A US bill allowing the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for damages has prompted an Iraqi lobby group to push the parliament for a law seeking compensation for the American invasion of the country, citing “violations by US forces.” Read Full Article at
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Kunduz assault: Taliban forces ‘defeated’
The governor of Afghanistan’s Kunduz province says Taliban forces which staged an assault on the provincial capital have been defeated.
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This information hub transforms into 278 wooden benches once it is no longer needed
Madrid-based collective Zuloark created and built the Information Pavilion for the European Capital of Culture 2016 held in San Sebastian, Spain earlier this year. The temporary installation is called “Yesterday you said tomorrow,” and served as the information hub to event attendees for several months….
Increase Decrease backpack is based on China’s overstuffed cargo bikes
Beijing Design Week 2016: Dutch designer Casper Notenboom has created a collection of bags that references the way that people in China transport large stacks of goods on their bikes (+ slideshow) (more…)
U.S. intelligence community opposes efforts to curtail privacy watchdog
(Reuters) — The U.S. intelligence community does not support pending congressional legislation that would curtail the authority of a privacy watchdog that advises the president on government surveillance programs, according to an unclassified memo seen by Reuters. The position amounts to a rare show…
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10 Headphones That Work with the iPhone 7
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75 Innovations that Changed the World
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Verizon is latest to leak Google’s Pixel phones, and they come in blue
The Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones from Google will be carried by Verizon Wireless, according to an enterprise sales page spotted this evening by Gizmodo. It’s long been rumored that the number one US carrier will sell “the Google phone,” but this is the most direct confirmation yet. It’s Verizon’s own…
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Beijing exhibition means plenty of “space” for everyone
Beijing (XNA) Oct 04, 2016 It is almost closing time at the China Science and Technology Museum (CSTM) and six-year-old Shi Jiajun is still standing in line, somewhat forlornly, in front of a “spacecraft,” waiting for a “ride.” Jiajun is from Urumqi in China’s far northwest. He and his mother have…
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NASA’s Curiosity Rover Begins Next Mars Chapter
Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 04, 2016 After collecting drilled rock powder in arguably the most scenic landscape yet visited by a Mars rover, NASA’s Curiosity mobile laboratory is driving toward uphill destinations as part of its two-year mission extension that commenced Oct. 1. The destinations include…
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Welding on massive fuel tank for first flight of SLS completed
New Orleans LA (SPX) Oct 04, 2016 Welding is complete on the largest piece of the core stage that will provide the fuel for the first flight of NASA’s new rocket, the Space Launch System, with the Orion spacecraft in 2018. The core stage liquid hydrogen tank has completed welding on the Vertical…
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Clean room helps NASA robot explore frontiers of materials science
Hampton VA (SPX) Oct 04, 2016 The celebrated robot ISAAC now has a hermetically sealed workshop where it’s free to follow its prime directive: discovering bold new ways of making composite materials for the air and space vehicles of tomorrow. The $750,000 air-tight, temperature- and moisture-controlled…
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Work underway on hardware that will do double duty on first SLS flight
Huntsville AL (SPX) Oct 04, 2016 David Osborne, an Aerie Aerospace LLC machinist at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, takes measurements prior to the start of precision machining of the Orion stage adapter for NASA’s new rocket, the Space Launch System. The adapter…
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Pioneering Space Requires Living Off the Land in the Solar System
Kennedy Space Center FL (SPX) Oct 04, 2016 As NASA continues preparing for the Journey to Mars, the technology now in development is expanding beyond the spacecraft and propulsion systems needed to get there. NASA scientists and engineers also are developing systems to harness abundant resources…
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Australia’s coordinates out by more than 1.5 metres: scientist
Sydney (XNA) Oct 04, 2016 Australia has had to change its position on world maps four times in the past 50 years. The country happens to be located on one of the world’s fastest-moving tectonic plates, travelling about 2.7 inches north each year. That’s almost three times as fast as the plate on…
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Rocket launch site to open up New Zealand space industry: Minister
Wellington (XNA) Oct 04, 2016 New Zealand first space launch site was officially opened Tuesday, with Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce saying it would help generate the national space program. Joyce said he was looking forward to the first launches this year from the privately run…
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New Zealand government open-minded on space collaboration
Wellington NZ (XNA) Oct 04, 2016 The New Zealand government is keeping an open mind on international cooperation in its nascent space program, saying it could be open to future collaboration with China and other space powers, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce said Thursday. Joyce,…
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Students team up with NASA for space coms and navigation
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Oct 04, 2016 Millions of students across the country take on internships every year, but not all have the chance to be part of an innovative team pushing the boundaries of space communications. Summer interns with the Explorations and Space Communications Projects Division (ESC)…
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ULA gets $860 million contract modification for expendable launch vehicle
Washington (UPI) Oct 3, 2016 United Launch Alliance has been given an $860 million contract modification for work on the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle for Delta IV and Atlas V rockets. The deal covers the EELV capability for the two kinds families of rockets. ULA, a joint venture of Boeing…
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This Music Simulates the Awe-Inspiring Feeling of Seeing Earth From Space
“There was a startling recognition that the nature of the universe was not as I had been taught… I not only saw the connectedness, I felt it…I was overwhelmed with the sensation of physically and mentally extending out into the cosmos.”These are the words of NASA astronaut Edgar Mitchell, the Lunar module…
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SteelSeries’ new Arctis gaming headsets look suave, sound charming
SteelSeries believes there’s a problem with today’s gaming headsets becoming heavy and bulky. Now, going against the grain, the peripheral maker aims to reinvent itself with a new lineup of Arctis gaming headsets.With Arctis, SteelSeries has ditched the done-to-death red on black color scheme and introduced…
Drone documents Australia’s mysterious pink lake from the air
What you’re seeing is no optical illusion — it’s just Lake Hillier, a naturally pink body of water with only one form of life beneath its mysterious and beautiful surface. The lake is on Middle Island off the Esperance Coast in Western Australia and puzzled scientists for decades with its proclivity…
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Pentagon confirms airstrike targeting ‘Bin Laden-linked’ Nusra Front commander
The Pentagon has confirmed a US airstrike targeting senior Al-Nusra Front commander Abu Faraj al-Masri in Syria. Although the military says it is still assessing the results of the strike, the terror group has reportedly claimed the Al-Qaeda-linked cleric was killed. Read Full Article at
The Week in iPhone and iPad Cases: Pad & Quill’s Pocket Book for the iPhone 7, iSkin’s latest iPad Pro sleeve, and more
New iOS cases of the weekThis week’s roundup of new iPhone and iPad cases brings you more goodies for your iPhone 7 and 7 Plus—and a few picks for your iPad Pro. Read on!BallisticThe Tough Jacket (iPhone 7; $35 MSRP, $24.89 on Amazon) protects your iPhone from drops and bumps thanks to multiple layers…
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Trudeau unveils Canada carbon price plan for 2018
Ottawa (AFP) Oct 3, 2016 Canada will impose a national minimum carbon price in 2018 in order to meet its Paris accord commitment to slash greenhouse gas emissions, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday. “All Canadian jurisdictions will put a price on carbon pollution by 2018… To get there,…
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Soil management may help stabilize maize yield in the face of climate change
Urbana IL (SPX) Oct 04, 2016 How will we feed our growing population in the face of an increasingly extreme climate? Many experts suggest the answer lies in breeding novel crop varieties that can withstand the increases in drought, heat, and extreme rainfall events predicted in the not-too-distant…
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Powerful typhoon barrels toward southern Japan
Tokyo (AFP) Oct 3, 2016 Powerful typhoon Chaba barreled toward Japan’s southernmost Okinawa island chain on Monday, cancelling more than 300 flights, as authorities issued their highest warning for the storm. The violent storm was moving northwest near Okinawa, packing gusts of up to 306 kilometres…
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Floating DNA reveals urban shorelines support more animal life
Seattle WA (SPX) Oct 04, 2016 Every living thing leaves a genetic trail in its wake. As animals, plants and microbes shed cells and produce waste, they drop traces of their DNA everywhere – in the air, soil and water. Researchers are now able to capture the cells of animals, sequence their DNA and…
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700,000 will need aid once Mosul offensive starts: UN
Geneva (AFP) Sept 29, 2016 The UN said Thursday it expected at least 700,000 people in Iraq’s second city of Mosul would need assistance once an expected offensive on the Islamic State group stronghold begins. “Mosul has the potential to be one the largest… disasters of many, many years,” warned…
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Historical records may underestimate global sea level rise
Honolulu HI (SPX) Oct 04, 2016 New research published in Geophysical Research Letters shows that the longest and highest-quality records of historical ocean water levels may underestimate the amount of global average sea level rise that occurred during the 20th century. Dr. Philip Thompson, associate…
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One of two manatees in Caribbean repopulation scheme dies
Pointe-a-Pitre (AFP) Oct 3, 2016 One of two manatees released into the Caribbean in August under a pioneering repopulation scheme has died of a suspected kidney infection, the Guadeloupe National Park announced Monday. Junior was one of two Singapore-born male manatees or sea cows flown half-way…
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Recent atmospheric behavior disrupts earth’s most regular climate cycles
Exeter, UK (SPX) Oct 04, 2016 A team of scientists has discovered an unexpected disruption in one of the most repeatable atmospheric patterns. The normal flow of air high up in the atmosphere over the equator, known as the quasi-biennial oscillation, was seen to break down earlier this year. …
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Study reveals new extinct species of giant shark
Chicago (UPI) Oct 3, 2016 Analysis of ancient shark teeth, collected in Japan, Peru and the United States, has yielded a new extinct shark species named Megalolamna paradoxodon. Scientists described the species in a new study, published this week in the journal Historical Biology. The new species…
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World’s deepest flooded cave found in Czech Republic
Prague (AFP) Sept 30, 2016 A Czech-Polish team said Friday it had discovered the world’s deepest underwater cave in the eastern Czech Republic. At 404 metres (1,325 feet) deep, the Hranicka Propast, a limestone abyss near the city of Hranice, beats out Italy’s Pozzo del Merro cave that is 392…
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Farming with forests
Urbana IL (SPX) Oct 04, 2016 Feeding the world’s burgeoning population is a major challenge for agricultural scientists and agribusinesses, who are busy developing higher-yielding crop varieties. Yet University of Illinois researchers stress that we should not overlook sustainability in the frenzy…
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Scientists discover mechanisms of shape-shifting sea cucumbers
London, UK (SPX) Oct 04, 2016 Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered for the first time how marine animals called sea cucumbers can rapidly change the stiffness of their body, which could provide a useful basis for developing novel biomaterials for applications in…
The first inhabitants of Vanuatu and Tonga came from Taiwan, report says
A new study of ancient DNA could upend our understanding of the seafaring people who travelled vast distances to make their home in the Pacific. Vanuatu and Tonga’s first inhabitants may have come from Asia and not from neighbouring Papuan populations in New Guinea, Australia and the Solomon Islands…
USPS looks to rush in delivering with smart city technology
The United States Postal Service would like to aid in the expansion of smart city technology, according to a recent report from the Office of Inspector General.  Proposed are five programs that would focus on how the USPS can help improve smart city technology. The concept of an “Internet of Postal…
Xiaomi strengthens offline presence in India as it eyes market share
Xiaomi took India by storm when it entered the country with its low-cost and durable smartphones in 2014. In the two years since, it has become one of the largest online smartphone sellers in India. But as it looks at expanding its presence in the country, the Chinese company is increasingly eyeing the… – latest science and technology news stories
Top African wildlife park looks to villages to stop poachers
On the edge of South Africa’s largest wildlife reserve, the line between poacher and park ranger can be uncomfortably thin. Sometimes, Marianne de Kock watches it disappear.
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Colombian govt, FARC scramble to revive peace deal after shock poll result
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos opened a new national dialogue Monday to seek peace with FARC rebels as both sides scrambled to revive a peace deal to end the half-century conflict.
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Washington Post reporter sues Iran over ‘cruelty, torture, abuse’
A US journalist who was imprisoned in Iran for 18 months filed suit Monday against the Tehran government, claiming his detention was aimed at “extorting concessions” from the United States.
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Muslim Brotherhood leader killed in Cairo gun battle with security forces
Egypt’s Interior Ministry said early on Tuesday that it killed a senior Muslim Brotherhood leader it said was responsible for the group’s “armed wing” and another member of the group in a shootout on Monday
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Fleeing Punjab villagers fear another war with Pakistan
Indian villagers living close to the border with Pakistan have mixed feelings about being asked to evacuate after India said it launched strikes targeting militants in Kashmir, reports BBC Hindi’s Vineet Khare from Punjab.
Startup Battlefield application deadline extended for Disrupt London!
 Attention startup hopefuls: It’s time to stop procrastinating and apply for the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt London. Startups from across the U.S. and around the world now have until 12pm PT on October 13th to get their application in front of the selection team. Apply now! We get it, you’re super…
The Next Web
Netflix’s latest series about becoming a YouTube superstar looks like a blast
It ain’t easy making it big on YouTube – and nobody knows that better than the multi-talented Miranda Sings. The fictional character, played by Colleen Ballinger-Evans, portrays a delusional YouTuber who believes she has what it takes to make it in show business. Now, she’s got her own series on Netflix…
TEDGlobal will return to Africa in 2017
 TED announced Africa as the location for its 2017 TEDGlobal event. The international conference, titled “Builders. Truth-tellers. Catalysts”, will be held in Arusha, Tanzania with four days of speakers, workshops, and entertainment from August 27-30. TED producers will look to “challenge the prevailing…
Züst Gübeli Gambetti adds staircase-shaped building to ETH Zurich university campus
Swiss studio Züst Gübeli Gambetti has completed a long, narrow building that steps up a grassy hillside, to provide extra teaching space at an ETH Zurich university campus (+ slideshow). (more…) – latest science and technology news stories
Tax fossil fuels or risk kids’ future: US climate scientist
The planet’s three most dangerous greenhouse gases are rising, and fossil fuels must be taxed to protect children from the costly turmoil of rising seas and extreme storms, world-renowned climate scientist James Hansen warned Tuesday. – latest science and technology news stories
Study reveals Asian ancestry of Pacific islanders
Ancient DNA has revealed the first inhabitants of Vanuatu and Tonga came from Asia, not other Oceanic populations as has long been assumed, a study published Tuesday found. – latest science and technology news stories
Apple still a star without Steve Jobs, but doubts linger
Five years after the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, the Silicon Valley tech giant is bigger and stronger, despite lingering doubts over its future without the visionary leader.
Town in David Bowie’s ‘Let’s Dance’ vid is holding a festival in his honour
You’d be hard-pressed to pick it out on a map, but dusty outback town of Carinda in Australia has a very special place in David Bowie’s career. After all, it is the town where much of the music video for Bowie’s memorable “Let’s Dance” was shot. The 1983 tune featured a sweaty, sun-kissed Bowie passing…
Source{d}, a Spanish startup using AI to match developers to jobs, raises $6M
 Source{d} provides an interesting use-case for AI. The Spain-headquartered startup, which today is announcing $6 million in Series A funding, is using deep learning to help startups and larger companies recruit developers. Specifically, its AI tech is analysing the code of millions of developers via…
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Fighting Cancer With Data
Doctors can now tailor cancer treatments based on their patients’ genes, but expansion will require new levels of data sharing and computing power.
macOS Sierra starts automatic downloads, not automatic install
No, there’s no need to sharpen those pitchforks or light up the torches. While it may sound like Apple is doing a Microsoft, it’s really only doing a half. Apparently, starting this week, Apple will automatically download macOS 10.12, a.k.a. Sierra, on compatible Macs and MacBooks. While it might indeed…
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After Facebook “censors” anti-Muslim posts, hate groups sue US gov’t
Enlarge / US anti-Islam activists Pamela Geller (L) and Robert Spencer as seen here in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2012. (credit: AFP / Getty Images News) In July 2016, an organization called the “American Freedom Defense Initiative” joined another group called Jihad Watch in suing US Attorney General…
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New Zealand police ‘on the beat’
New Zealand Police have posted a video on social media showing officers making music in an elevator.
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Google brings Amazon hardware lead on board to design its next smartphones
Ahead of its product launch event today, Google has hired Amazon’s David Foster as its new vice president of product engineering in its hardware division. According to The Information’s source, Foster will be responsible for developing Google’s next line of smartphones. He brings five years of experience… – latest science and technology news stories
Lord of the Rings: Rare discovery in Bronze Age tomb prompts new consideration of Greek history
When University of Cincinnati researchers uncovered the tomb of a Bronze Age warrior—left untouched for more than 3,500 years and packed with a spectacular array of precious jewelry, weapons and riches—the discovery was hailed by experts as “the find of a lifetime.”
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Racism experts blast tabloids, Cameron for anti-immigrant hate speech in UK
Parts of the British media and some Conservative politicians have been blamed for a rise in anti-immigrant attitudes in the UK by the Council of Europe, while former PM David Cameron was singled out for describing asylum-seekers as a “swarm.” Read Full Article at – latest science and technology news stories
Study reveals new earthquake hazard in Afghanistan-Pakistan border region
University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science scientists have revealed alarming conclusions about the earthquake hazard in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region. The new study focused on two of the major faults in the region— the Chaman and Ghazaband faults.
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It takes a Russian to put military assets into space with flare (VIDEO)
The Russian Defense Ministry released a compilation video of a dozen space launches that Russia conducted to put various military assets into space. Read Full Article at
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How to build your own drone
Getting startedQuadcopters (drones) used to take hours of practice to master as even the simplest manoeuvres, such as takeoff and landing, could prove difficult. Learning to fly one took time and ultimately determination and before you even took to the skies there was the small matter of building one.Now…
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Survival of the fittest in materials discovery
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New protein bridges chemical divide for ‘seamless’ bioelectronics devices
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New study shows that iron oxide nanoparticles inhibit tumour growth – latest science and technology news stories
Carbon emissions from logging debris in Africa may be vastly underestimated
Logged forests in Central Africa may contain more than three times as much carbon-emitting woody debris left on the forest floor after logging than previous estimates have suggested, a new Duke University-led study finds. – latest science and technology news stories
Ericsson cuts 3,000 jobs in Sweden, reduces operations
Ericsson said Tuesday it will cut 3,000 jobs in Sweden, or nearly 20 percent of its local workforce, and will downsize operations at several plants as part of its global plan to cut costs by 9 billion kronor ($1 billion) in 2017.
BBC News – World
Rich nations ‘shirking’ responsibility to refugees – Amnesty
Amnesty International accuses the world’s wealthiest nations of shirking responsibility towards refugees, saying they host the fewest and do the least.
RT – Daily news
Democratic & Republican doctors offer different care ‘on politicized issues’ – study
Doctors are trained in science, but it appears that doesn’t necessarily mean there isn’t room for politicizing when it comes to treating patients. A new study found, when it comes to certain issues, care varies based on a physician’s party affiliation. Read Full Article at
Digital Trends
Omron’s ping-pong robot is showing signs of improvement
Japanese electronics firm Omron says that in the beginning, its ping-pong-playing robot “could not even return a ping-pong ball,” which suggests its engineers were getting ahead of themselves when they described it as a “ping-pong-playing robot.” On its website, the company clearly isn’t afraid to tell…
Digital Trends
Facebook in talks with partner countries for internet-serving drone trials
Facebook is currently in talks with multiple countries to host trials of its internet-serving Aquila drones. According to Martin Gomez, the company’s head of aeronautical platforms, a number of interested parties are eager to host test flights. Facebook has not revealed any names as of yet, but Gomez…
RT – Daily news
Assange: WikiLeaks will publish all US election docs by Nov. 8
WikiLeaks will release documents on the US presidential elections before November 8, the group’s founder, Julian Assange, said in an eagerly anticipated address via videolink at the Volksbuhne Theater in Berlin to mark WikiLeaks’ 10th anniversary. Read Full Article at
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Duma to ratify unlimited Syria airbase agreement this week – MP
The Lower House could ratify an agreement to place a Russian Air Force base in the Syrian Republic on an unlimited basis as soon as Friday of this week, a senior Russian lawmaker told reporters on Tuesday. Read Full Article at
LG webOS Smart TVs gain online payment support
Back in the days, TVs became the hub of the house. These days, each family member usually carry their own mini-hubs in the form of smartphones and tablets. Trying to reclaim their territory, TV makers have made TVs smarter so that they could do anything their owners want. Including shopping, at least…
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zaha hadid ultrastellar furniture collection at david gill gallery
as her final collection for david gill gallery, zaha hadid’s ‘ultrastellar’ crafts traditional materials into fluid and twisting furniture designs. The post zaha hadid ultrastellar furniture collection at david gill gallery appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Telegram puts games right into your chats, and they’re great
The way I explain Telegram to people is that it’s basically WhatsApp without any of the overhanging Facebook privacy intrusion. Telegram has been my favorite messaging client for a couple of years now, and this week it’s added a very simple, highly addictive new ability: games. It’s delivered via a new…
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Cheaper, faster wired Ethernet is coming to a port near you
We’ve been stuck with Gigabtye Ethernet – i.e. wired connections with a speed of up to 1Gbps – for a long time now, but a new standard has just been approved which will up speeds by a large amount.While there are faster alternatives out there already, such as 10 Gigabtye Ethernet (10GbE), stumbling blocks…
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B&W P9 Signature headphones offer sumptuous sound (if you’ve got the cash)
To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Bowers & Wilkins is releasing an all new pair of flagship headphones, the P9 Signature.Positioned as a means for the company to show off the full extent of its technologies, the headphones are filled to the brim with audio innovations. While the drivers themselves…
Lenovo launches Moto Z and Moto Play semi-modular smartphones in India
Another day, another set of Lenovo smartphones make their way to the Indian market. The company today launched its Moto Z and Moto Z Play ‘semi-modular’ smartphones in the country. The Moto Z Play is priced at Rs 24,999 ($375), whereas its more powerful sibling Moto Z will cost you Rs 39,999 ($600)….
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US and the Philippines begin war games
The Philippines and US begin joint annual military exercises, which the Philippine president has said will be the last while he is in office.
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Recent innovations in perovskite film research for solar cells
1byone Magic Outdoor and Indoor Christmas Laser Light $33.99
1byone Magic Outdoor and Indoor Christmas Laser Light $33.99
This Canadian Hyperloop Concept Features a Faux Sunroof
Toronto startup Transpod reveals its concept version of a pod for traveling through the still-theoretical Hyperloop. The post This Canadian Hyperloop Concept Features a Faux Sunroof appeared first on WIRED.
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Telstra completes 4G vehicle connectivity trial
Telstra has successfully connected a vehicle with infrastructure via its 4G network in South Australia, with future applications to allow cars to communicate with traffic lights and other road users.
Remocam review: This security camera can control your home appliances
Remocam’s about page states simply “We make smart home devices.” In the case of its flagship product, it would be more apt to say “We make home devices smarter.” Because while the Remocam home security camera ($199) boasts most of the features we’ve come to expect from these devices, Remocam has ambitions…
Anna Yeroshenko Reimagines Architecture as Photographic Sculptures
© Anna Yeroshenko In Hidden Dimension, Boston-based Russian photographer Anna Yeroshenko converts a series of architecture photographs into three-dimensional structures. The work is intended to transform the viewer’s perspective of forgettable utilitarian buildings and encourage a closer look…
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Mass migrant rescue in Mediterranean waters
The Italian coastguard has co-ordinated the rescue of more than 6,055 migrants in one of the biggest operations in a single day.
Researchers Restore the First Recording of Computer-Generated Music
BoxRec writes: Alan Turing was part of a team who created the earliest known recording of music produced by a computer. It starts with a few bars of God Save the Queen, a snippet of Baa Baa Black Sheep and then Glenn Miller’s swing hit In The Mood. The recording was captured by the BBC in the Autumn…
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World’s first ocean trash recon mission is complete – and the results are way worse than we thought
  Between September 26 and October 7, Ocean Cleanup has been surveying the Great Pacific Garbage Patch from high up in the sky to assess how serious the problem of plastic waste has become. Today, after CEO and founder Boyan Slat gave a press conference to members of the scientific community…
Review: ADATA’s waterproof SSD is small, rugged — and pricey
ADATA recently launched two new solid-state drives (SSDs): one it claims is the fastest and smallest external SSD, and the other is a new 2.5-in laptop SSD based on 3D NAND. Here, I review ADATA’s diminutive external SSD as 2.5-in. At just 2.8-in x 1.7-in x 0.4-in, the ADATA SE730 SSD is not just… – latest science and technology news stories
Robots galore as Asia’s biggest tech fair kicks off
A Japanese inventor is hoping a robot that still needs humans will win over Asia’s largest tech fair, offering a counterpoint to major technology firms pushing the boundaries of artificial intelligence (AI).
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Panasonic’s new prototype TV can hide in plain sight
Panasonic has shown off a transparent TV before, but the company has since improved the image quality to the extent that the idea of a television built into your furniture’s glass panes is not only possible — it’s right here. The OLED screen is made…
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Russian embassy in Damascus shelled from terrorist-controlled area of Syria
The Russian embassy in Damascus came under fire on Tuesday from a neighborhood controlled by militant groups, including Al-Nusra Front, the Russian Foreign Ministry reports. Read Full Article at
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California opens the door for backup-free autonomy
The race is on to get autonomous cars on the roads. Manufacturers are taking pole position, but lawmakers are also on the grid, trying to balance the need for technology to progress with public safety. With this in mind, California has approved unmanned autonomous vehicle testing, allowing…
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Ram kicks the dirt up with 575-hp Rebel TRX concept pickup
While “electric” is the word over in Paris, things are a bit different in Texas, where automakers have put the focus on “dirt” and “rock” at the State Fair. Ram went so far as to debut an impressive, all-new pickup truck concept. The Rebel TRX debuts as an off-road-hungry truck ready to fly…
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Is Battlezone the Wii Sports breakthrough VR so desperately needs?
BattlezoneIt’s no secret that despite both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive now being freely available, there’s still a relative scarcity of decent, lengthy games to play in virtual reality. Make no mistake, there are an increasing number of good VR games (in fact we’ve got a list of the best VR games available…
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China’s foreign trade facing long-term pressure
Despite an improvement in August, China faces significant downward trading pressure; the Xinhua news agency reported citing the Ministry of Commerce. Read Full Article at – latest science and technology news stories
Scientists develop new method of high-precision optical measurement
An international collaborative of scientists has devised a method to control the number of optical solitons in microresonators, which underlie modern photonics. Photonics is a dynamically developing field of modern physics. Microresonators are basic structural elements of photonics, an integral part… – latest science and technology news stories
Scientists deconstruct one of the myths of biological innovation
While the number of coding genes that produce proteins in humans has dwindled to 20,000 in recent years, scientists think that the dimensions of the proteome could be larger. This diversity of proteins has become one of the main sources of complexity in mammals, including humans. – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers determine naphthalene concentrations in the air
Researchers from the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Russia) have investigated possible structures of the naphthalene dimer in different states in order to better understand the photochemical properties of naphthalene and to estimate its concentrations in the air based on spectral measurements. – latest science and technology news stories
Evolution of a species also involves the bacteria it carries
Animals live in close association with microorganisms, carrying beneficial bacteria while coping with pathogenic infections. Now, in a study published this week in PLoS Genetics, researchers from Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC, Portugal) discovered that symbiotic bacteria play a direct role in… – latest science and technology news stories
A record photovoltaic effect observed in antiferroelectrics
The photovoltaic effect is the main physical and chemical principle underlying solar cells. It is characterized by the conversion of photons into usable electrical energy. Modern photovoltaic devices have been intensively researched since the early days of the semiconductor transistor revolution in the… – latest science and technology news stories
Iran’s space agency ‘interested’ in cooperating with NASA
The head of Iran’s space agency says his country is interested in cooperating with NASA. – latest science and technology news stories
Paleontologists discover a big concentration of mammoth bones
Over a month, scientists and students ofTomsk State University (Russia) conducted an excavation in the Novosibirsk Region at one of the largest mammoth graveyards in Eurasia. Remnants of these ancient animals abound in the Wolf Mane area. But this time, researchers stumbled upon a very deep level of…
You Can All Finally Encrypt Facebook Messenger, So Do It
Update your Facebook Messenger app now to add its “Secret Conversations” end-to-end encryption feature. The post You Can All Finally Encrypt Facebook Messenger, So Do It appeared first on WIRED.
India’s Ola now lets people book a cab even when there is no internet
Uber and its Indian rival Ola are racing against each other in better serving Indian customers on slower networks. Not long ago, Uber rolled out a feature in India that lets people book a cab without downloading the app. Today, India’s largest cab-hailing service Ola announced that users on its platform…
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Touring an 11,500 gallon, “wet pipe” rainwater harvesting system
Using simple gravity, this system collects enough rainwater to meet 90% of one family’s needs.
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Was There Ever Life on Mars?
Harsh radiation, thin air and frigid temperatures on the Red Planet likely forced any extant microbes into subterranean refuges long ago — Read more on
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French mayor fails in bid to stop anti-migrant ‘Calais Wall’
The mayor of the northern French port of Calais on Monday failed in her bid to halt construction of a wall aimed at stopping migrants from reaching Britain.
Apple Pay lands in Russia with partners MasterCard and Sberbank
In early September we first got word that Apple Pay would be rolling out in Russia this fall. At the same time word surface that Apple Pay would also be coming to Japan and New Zealand this fall as well. As of today, Apple Pay has landed in Russia with cooperation from MasterCard and Sberbank. The roll…
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This building transforms into 278 wooden benches once it is no longer needed
Madrid-based collective Zuloark created and built the Information Pavilion for the European Capital of Culture 2016 held in San Sebastian, Spain earlier this year. The temporary installation is called “Yesterday you said tomorrow,” and served as the information hub to event attendees for several months….
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Studio Mumbai unveils handmade pavilion crafted from seven kilometers of bamboo
When we first reported on the 2016 MPavilion, organizers hoped the structure would be Australia’s largest bamboo structure, but whether or not that goal has been achieved is yet to be confirmed. Architect Bijoy Jain originally planned to build the roof and awning with karvi panels, made from a mix of…
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What It’s Like To Spacewalk For The First Time
Space An excerpt from Spaceman, a memoir by astronaut Mike Massimino When people ask me what it feels like the first time you space-walk, I tell them this: Imagine you’ve been tapped to be the starting pitcher in game seven of the World…
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IS suicide bomber kills 30 at Kurdish wedding in Syria
At least 30 people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack at a Kurdish wedding in north-eastern Syria that is claimed by so-called Islamic State.
The Lily light “paved the way for things to come in 3D printing” says Janne Kyttanen
Most Loved: in our next exclusive movie, Janne Kyttanen explains how the the delicate flower-shaped lamp he designed in 2002 demonstrated how 3D printing could be used to create desirable objects for the home. (more…)
Assange lines up #OctoberSurprise to shake up U.S. election
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has hinted at the release of about 1 million documents before the end of the year, some of them “significant” to the upcoming U.S. election.  In a press conference for the 10th anniversary of the whistleblower site, Assange pledged to release publications every week…
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Russian cybersecurity firms greenlit to hack Viber, WhatsApp encryption – report
Russian cybersecurity companies have a greenlight to decrypt traffic of such popular communication tools as Viber, WhatsApp, Skype and Facebook Messenger, a popular business daily reports. The measure is connected to a recently-adopted anti-terrorism law. Read Full Article at
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Russia’s oil & gas age coming to end, warns Sberbank CEO
Oil and gas resources in Russia may run out by 2030 and the country doesn’t have much time to diversify its economy to minimize reliance on energy income, Sberbank CEO Herman Gref said on a popular TV show. Read Full Article at
WikiLeaks just punk’d the internet by turning its rumored Clinton reveal into an anniversary event
For the last several days, international whistleblowing organization WikiLeaks had been promoting an event that many believed would be a massive release of information that would doom the Clinton campaign. That information was supposed to come at a livestreamed press conference that started today at…
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Fleeing villagers
Indian villagers living close to the border with Pakistan have mixed feelings about being asked to evacuate after India said it launched strikes targeting militants in Kashmir, reports BBC Hindi’s Vineet Khare from Punjab.
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Turning bulbs into aerials in Sierra Leone
Young men selling curious looking fluorescent bulbs mounted on pieces of wood is a common sight in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown.
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Italy earthquake: Pope Francis makes surprise visit to Amatrice
Pope Francis makes an unannounced visit to Amatrice, the central Italian town devastated by an earthquake six weeks ago, to meet the families of victims.
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Turkey purges 13,000 police officers over failed coup
Nearly 13,000 police officers become the latest to be dismissed or suspended as part of the Turkish government’s crackdown following July’s coup.
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Microsoft Singapore centre lets APAC governments review its source code
Software vendor opens fourth such facility to allow governments in the region to check its products and access data on cybersecurity risks. – latest science and technology news stories
Artificial intelligence could help farmers diagnose crop diseases
A network of computers fed a large image dataset can learn to recognize specific plant diseases with a high degree of accuracy, potentially paving the way for field-based crop-disease identification using smartphones, according to a team of researchers at Penn State and the Swiss Federal Institute of… – latest science and technology news stories
Aging simulation finds dangerous molecule activity
Every time we breathe, we bring crucial oxygen into the body. However, a very small part of this oxygen may be converted to so-called free radicals, which have the ability to damage our cells. The older we become, the more our cells are damaged, and thereby also our organs, muscles, etc. – latest science and technology news stories
Magnetic oceans and electric Earth
Oceans might not be thought of as magnetic, but they make a tiny contribution to our planet’s protective magnetic shield. Remarkably, ESA’s Swarm satellites have not only measured this extremely faint field, but have also led to new discoveries about the electrical nature of inner Earth. – latest science and technology news stories
Antibiotics could be cut by up to a third, say dairy farmers
Nine in 10 dairy farmers participating in a new survey from the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RADBF) say that the farming industry must take a proactive lead in the battle against antibiotic resistance. Those questioned also think that over the next five years they could cut their own antibiotic… – latest science and technology news stories
Protocells on the hunt
Researchers at the University of Bristol have designed a synthetic community of artificial cells that collectively displays a simple form of predatory behaviour. – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers show air bag bike helmets have promise
Stanford bioengineer David Camarillo knows all too well that bicycling is the leading cause of sports- and activity-related concussion and brain injury in the United States. He’s had two concussions as the result of bicycling accidents. While he doesn’t doubt that wearing a helmet is better than no helmet… – latest science and technology news stories
Study reveals Mediterranean fruit fly’s genetic code
An international team has completed the genome of the invasive Mediterranean fruit fly, marking a key step towards improving current methods to control this pest insect. – latest science and technology news stories
US subpoena tests privacy promise of encrypted messaging app
The company whose message-scrambling software is being adopted across Silicon Valley has had a first legal test of its commitment to privacy.
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Great Pacific Garbage Patch more awash with waste than expected
The Ocean Cleanup is due to begin clearing up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in 2020. To get a better idea of what will be required, the Dutch foundation last year went for a close up look. It’s now begun sizing up the task from the air and initial findings are that it’s worse than originally…
The 25 Best Films of the 21st Century, And Where to Watch Them
There have been a lot of great films released since the year 2000, but some of them stood above the rest and elevated the medium to a whole new level of storytelling. These are the 25 best films of the 21st century according to film critics around the globe, and where you can watch them for yourself.BBC…
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Experience Mars Through Curiosity’s Eyes in This Gorgeous New Panorama
On Monday, NASA released this stunning 360-degree panorama captured by the Mars Curiosity rover, as it journeyed through the dramatic Murray Buttes region. The immersive scene is compiled from several stills captured by Curiosity’s Mast Camera on September 4, just a few weeks after the rover celebrated…
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Are Virtual Reality Headsets Safe for Children?
A lack of data and guidelines is leaving consumers in the dark about virtual reality’s potential negative side effects for kids — Read more on
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Can Scientists Save Species Threatened by Climate Change by Relocating Them?
To save species from climate change, scientists are looking to move them to areas they have never inhabited before—a strategy fraught with risk — Read more on
Report recommends less frequent reviews of ongoing NASA science missions
WASHINGTON — As a series of NASA planetary spacecraft begin extended missions, a recent National Academies report recommends that the agency work with Congress to stretch out the review process that determines whether science missions should continue. Among the missions that formally started two-year…
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Apple’s use of ‘sapphire’ in iPhone camera lens questioned in new tests
Apple has been using sapphire on its iPhone camera lenses for a few years now since the launch of the iPhone 5S, but it might not be as scratch resistant as you’d expect. A new video raises questions over Apple’s use of sapphire in its iPhone camera lens, and includes scratch tests to rate its durability….
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First Click: Amazon Echo leaves the door open for Google Home
Google is holding its big Pixel event today, and while most of the focus will be on the company’s new smartphones (comprehensively leaked though they may be), it’s Google Home — the company’s AI-powered Amazon Echo rival — that could be the most important piece of hardware on stage. Google is playing… Full Feed
Happy Birthday, Botswana: New at Reason
Botswana celebrated the 50th anniversary of its independence last week. It has had more political and economic freedom than much of Africa since then. Marian Tupy writes: Why? Seretse Khama, the first President, was a tribal chief who maintained the tradition of public meetings or kgotlas. Kgotlas…
You Can Finally Own a Copy of Salvador Dalí’s Wild Cookbook
Dalís cookbook includes 136 recipes and such eccentric menu items as “Thousand year old eggs,” and “Conger of the rising sun.” The post You Can Finally Own a Copy of Salvador Dalí’s Wild Cookbook appeared first on WIRED.
Hawaii’s Mysterious Coral Reefs Turn Out to Be Super Weird
A 20-year study is shining a light on a world that’s upending the very idea of a coral reef. The post Hawaii’s Mysterious Coral Reefs Turn Out to Be Super Weird appeared first on WIRED.
This Vivid, Hilarious Read Is the Comic (and Graphic!) Novel of the Year
The author of the 2012 hit “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” is back with a new novel—and her first mini-graphic novel. The post This Vivid, Hilarious Read Is the Comic (and Graphic!) Novel of the Year appeared first on WIRED.
Fujitsu’s Ontenna could be a big deal for the deaf
Among the robots, big screens and fast computers of Japan’s Ceatec electronics show, a small prototype being shown off by Fujitsu is probably one of the lowest-tech gadgets on the show floor, but it could be one of the most important. The Ontenna is a small gadget intended to be worn in the hair that…
IT Resume Makeover: Don’t downplay your success
In this Resume Makeover, Donald Burns, helps a senior marketing executive, Alice Gaines (name changed for this article), simplify her resume to tell a story about how she earned four major promotions over her 16-year marketing career with one company. The challenge for Burns was to not only list the…
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Scientists develop new method of high-precision optical measurement
An international collaborative of scientists has devised a method to control the number of optical solitons in microresonators, which underlie modern photonics. Photonics is a dynamically developing …
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Physicists control the polarization of the light, lowering its speed up to 10 times
So-called spatial light modulators that serve as a base for all LCDs, among other things, can be arranged so that each pixel can switch the light quickly, making it brighter or weaker by rotating …
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Tailored chemistry links nanoparticles in stable monolayers
Just like carbon atoms in sheets of graphene, nanoparticles can form stable layers with minimal thicknesses of the diameter of a single nanoparticle. A novel method of linking nanoparticles …
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Protocells on the hunt
Researchers at the University of Bristol have designed a synthetic community of artificial cells that collectively displays a simple form of predatory behaviour.
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Aging simulation finds dangerous molecule activity
Every time we breathe, we bring crucial oxygen into the body. However, a very small part of this oxygen may be converted to so-called free radicals, which have the ability to damage our cells. …
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$20K studio in Virginia demonstrates straw bale can be viable in humid environments
Related: Super-efficient straw-bale houses hit the market in the UK – piglets need not apply + Down to Earth Design Images courtesy of Sigi Koko, Down to Earth Design – latest science and technology news stories
Loner spiders prevail as pioneers
A spider looking to immigrate to a different environment is three to four times more likely to survive if it goes by itself, as opposed to as part of a group. – latest science and technology news stories
New cost-effective silicon carbide high voltage switch created
Researchers at North Carolina State University have created a high voltage and high frequency silicon carbide (SiC) power switch that could cost much less than similarly rated SiC power switches. The findings could lead to early applications in the power industry, especially in power converters like… – latest science and technology news stories
Optimizing fuel filters via simulations
Filters developed for cars have to meet stricter and stricter requirements, yet they also need to be ready for the market in ever shorter periods of time. Designers caught between these two demands now have support in the form of a simulation tool: it calculates all the relevant characteristics of filter… – latest science and technology news stories
New nanotechnology to produce sustainable, clean water for developing nations
The world’s population is projected to increase by 2-3 billion over the next 40 years. Already, more than three quarters of a billion people lack access to clean drinking water and 85 percent live in the driest areas of the planet. Those statistics are inspiring chemist Ben Hsiao and his team at Stony… – latest science and technology news stories
Image: A trio of plumes in the South Sandwich Islands
On September 29, 2016, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this false-color image (MODIS bands 7-2-1) showing volcanic activity in the South Sandwich Islands. – latest science and technology news stories
Research team unravels secrets of promising solar cell material perovskite
Perovskites are promising materials that can be used in solar cells. TU Delft researchers have shed more light on what apparently makes these perovskites so suitable as solar cell material. They published their findings on this in Nature Materials on Monday 3 October.
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ERC grant to develop smart artificial skin
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40 million Russians involved in annual 4-day defense drills
This week Russian authorities are conducting massive civil defense training involving 40 million people nationwide. The drill comes amid a spike in tensions between Russia and the US after the collapse of the two nations’ cooperation in Syria. Read Full Article at
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A Brutally Realistic Guide To Your “Dream Job” Of Working For Yourself
Here’s how to nail the “living” part of “living the dream.” Here’s how to nail the “living” part of “living the dream.”When many people are asked what their “dream job” might be, the answer often involves becoming their own boss. It often doesn’t matter in what field—the main allure…
MIT and Google Team Up to Create Transformable Office Pods
The MIT School of Architecture’s Self-Assembly Lab has teamed up with Google to create Transformable Meeting Spaces, a project that utilizes woven structure research in wood and fiberglass pods that descend from the ceiling, transforming a large space into a smaller one. Designed as a small-scale intervention…
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Take a Glance at the Cars of the Paris 2016 Motor Show
If you think this is an expensive car, then wait until you see the list of breathtaking exotic and luxury vehicles with unbelievable prices.
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Fish surgery. Yup, it’s a thing.
When it comes to premier veterinary care, the first image that often springs to mind is surgery performed on a beloved dog or cat. But dogs and cats are not the only pets to receive this level of care: fish can undergo surgery, too! Such procedures require specialized treatments, including waterborne… Full Feed
Hands Off Child Care: New at Reason
States like Connecticut have a problem with the “shadowy underworld of illegal child care,” as journalists breathlessly report. Why? J.D. Tuccille writes: Oh no! Why would anybody entrust their children to an illegal shadowy underworld (as cool as that sounds)? Well, it turns out that “most of…
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Spain opens ‘biggest corruption trial’
Thirty-seven people, including leading members of Spain’s ruling Popular Party, have gone on trial in Madrid accused of involvement in a massive corruption network.
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Paris climate deal: EU backs landmark agreement
The European Parliament backs the ratification of the Paris climate deal, the world’s first comprehensive climate agreement.
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A Glacial Pace: Tackling 20 Glaciers and Icefields Within the Next Decade
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How to transfer a Time Machine backup to another backup drive
Earl Jarrett asks a question many people have about Time Machine backups. He’s currently using a 1TB external drive and wants to upgrade to a new 4TB drive. Time Machine can keep a deep history of your previous versions, and the more space, the deeper the history, which has led many people to upgrade…
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Drobo’s USB-C drive array is tailor-made for your new PC
You haven’t had a whole lot of options for very high-capacity external drives on computers with USB-C ports. How are you supposed to archive the video projects from your MacBook? Drobo wants to help: it’s launching the Drobo 5C, a five-bay self-manag…
Meet the millionaire music executive helping the wrongfully convicted
Legendary music executive Jason Flom has led a double life for the past two decades.In one, he discovers multi-platinum artists like Katy Perry and Lorde. In another, he helps everyday people like Steven Lennon — and changes their lives by freeing them from prison.”Serendipity is a big part of my story,”…
Now you can link up to 50 Ultimate Ears Boom & Megaboom speakers for ultra-loud street party
Ultimate Ears’ Boom & Megaboom speakers have consistently been rated highly in our Bluetooth speaker roundups and reviews, and the company has just advised us of a new feature coming today. You were previously able to pair two of the speakers for either stereo use or just louder mono, but a firmware… – latest science and technology news stories
Understanding sulfur’s rotten smell
Though odorless in its normal state, utility companies add sulfur-containing odorants – called mercaptans or thiols – to the gas so it’s easy to detect a leak. The foul smell is reminiscent of rotting cabbage or spoiled eggs. – latest science and technology news stories
How drug-resistant bacteria build defences
Improved understanding of the way hundreds of different types of disease-causing bacteria operate could help pave the way to tackling their effects, according to leading scientists. – latest science and technology news stories
Study identifies new way to suppress lung tumors
Lung cancer cell growth depends on certain proteins that require the addition of sugar molecule chains to become active. Scientists have long thought that the addition of these sugar chains is like an on or off switch, and that blocking their addition would be harmful. – latest science and technology news stories
How we think about science can make a difference
If, as Barack Obama says, the greatest threat to future generations is climate change, then environmental policies to combat it need an outpouring of public support to be effective – and in places like America, that support is low despite the overwhelming scientific evidence. – latest science and technology news stories
Slow slip events can trigger earthquakes
In subduction zones, where one tectonic plate slides beneath another, slow, imperceptible slip, known as ‘slow earthquakes’ or ‘slow slip events’, can trigger powerful quakes a little further away. This has just been shown by researchers from CNRS, Université Grenoble Alpes and IRD, in collaboration… – latest science and technology news stories
Invasive insects—an underestimated cost to the world economy
Invasive insects cause at least 69 billion euros of damage per annum worldwide. Such is the estimation made by an international research team led by Franck Courchamp, CNRS research director at Laboratoire Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution (Université Paris-Sud/CNRS/AgroParisTech) and notably including… – latest science and technology news stories
Westworld reminds us of how like us robots could be
For a sci-fi fan like me, fascinated by the nature of human intelligence and the possibility of building life-like robots, it’s always interesting to find a new angle on these questions. As a re-imagining of the original 1970s science fiction film set in a cowboy-themed, hyper-real adult theme park populated… – latest science and technology news stories
New antireflective coating reduces stray light and reflections
Transparent plastic optical lenses can be manufactured cheaply and in any shape. However, a downside is that they reflect light just as much as glass does. At the K trade fair in Düsseldorf, Fraunhofer researchers are exhibiting a new type of antireflective coating that significantly reduces stray light… – latest science and technology news stories
Ivorian cassava yield triples with better soil management
Cassava is a crucial stable crop for food security in southern Ivory Coast. However, yields and profitability are far below optimum. – latest science and technology news stories
Basic structure of ultrasound power supply and communication
Unlike drugs, active implants such as electroceuticals act locally, have fewer side effects and function directly through electrical signals, much like the body itself. At the Medica 2016 trade fair in Düsseldorf, Fraunhofer researchers will be presenting a new technology platform that can power active… – latest science and technology news stories
Help for fishing vessels to locate their catch
Big Data means that professional fishermen will soon be getting their own decision-making tool. It will tell them where fish shoals are located, and how their vessels can be operated as economically as possible. – latest science and technology news stories
Extensive deep coral reefs in Hawaii harbor unique species and high coral cover
A team of sixteen researchers has completed a comprehensive investigation of deep coral-reef environments, known as mesophotic coral ecosystems, throughout the Hawaiian Archipelago. The study, published in the open-access journal PeerJ, spanned more than two decades and involved a combination of submersibles,… – latest science and technology news stories
WikiLeaks’ Assange promises leaks on US election, Google
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange promised “significant” disclosures on subjects including the U.S. election and Google in the coming weeks as the secret-spilling group marked its 10th anniversary on Tuesday. – latest science and technology news stories
Lightweight rotor blades made from plastic foams for offshore wind turbines
Offshore wind turbines are becoming ever larger, and the transportation, installation, disassembly and disposal of their gigantic rotor blades are presenting operators with new challenges. Fraunhofer researchers have partnered with industry experts to develop highly durable thermoplastic foams and composites…
Fisker is back with a new electric car to debut later in 2017
 Henrik Fisker, designer of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage and Aston Martin DB9, is back with an electric car company called Fisker, Inc. – not to be confused with the old Fisker, which was acquired by Chinese auto parts giant Wanxiang and retooled as Karma Automotive. The new Fisker will also be making…
The laundry folding robot you’ve always wanted is coming next year
The world’s first laundry sorting and folding robot will go on sale in 2017, its manufacturer said on Tuesday at the Ceatec electronics show just outside of Tokyo.Laundroid is the size of a large refrigerator and has a pull-out drawer near its base where unsorted clothes can be thrown in. A robot inside…
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A quantum beamsplitter that relies on dust
Enlarge / This is a more traditional beamsplitter. Note the lack of white paint. (credit: Colorado State) Once a year, everyone at the MESA+ Institute, where I work, gets together to celebrate the achievements of the past 365 days. Everyone listens to talks by students, post docs, and learned professors….
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Amazon’s Alexa competition offers $2.5 million to students who advance conversational AI
College students looking for a chance at fame and fortune have a new collaborative competition to look into this week, with Amazon’s announcement of its new Alexa Competition. The online retail giant says that the new competition, which has a grand prize total of $2.5 million, is meant to help advance…
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Indian generals eye six-month campaign in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir – report
Amid rising Pakistani-Indian tensions over the disputed Kashmir region, Indian generals are reportedly calling on the government to approve a sustained six-month campaign to destroy “terrorist infrastructure” on the Pakistani side of the de-facto border. Read Full Article at
PSA: Amazon Will Bill Your Prime Renewal to Any Card On Your Account
When you subscribe to a service like Amazon Prime, your account is usually automatically renewed when your membership expires. If one card on your account expires, Amazon will use a backup.We’ve told you before that you shouldn’t just expect to opt-out of a subscription service by allowing your credit…
City work visas could help UK design firms recruit “brightest and best from around the world”
Brexit: London and other UK cities need to take “radical action” and introduce their own work permits so design firms can thrive after Brexit, according to former government policy adviser Rohan Silva. (more…)
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I Review Hundreds Of Cover Letters–Here’s What I Instantly Reject
An experienced hiring manager explains what makes her eyes glaze over and what grabs her attention. An experienced hiring manager explains what makes her eyes glaze over and what grabs her attention.I’ve read a lot of cover letters throughout my career. When I was a fellowship…
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Best Blender for Green Smoothies
Best Blender for Green Smoothies Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site Are you a smoothie fan? Do you love getting a quick green smoothie ready from the freshest ingredients to help you power through the day, or recover from a workout? If you know what we’re talking about, then you probably have…
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Mercedes grabs a spot on the Formula E grid from 2018
Mercedes is set to become the latest in a long line of traditional car makers entering the world of Formula E. The company confirmed today that it’s signed an agreement to reserve a spot on the grid of the electric racing championship from the 2018/19 season. With the all-electric series set to expand…
Samsung’s Touchable Ink prints braille using any laser printer
Braille printers can cost thousands of dollars, where as laser printers can be picked up for under $100. So wouldn’t it be great is laser printers could somehow print out braille and completely […]
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Syria conflict: Spain and France draft Aleppo truce resolution
France and Spain draft a UN resolution to halt the fighting in Aleppo, after the US ended its negotiations with Russia on Monday.
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Facing a Silent Liver Disease Epidemic
As nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH, stealthily becomes a leading cause of transplants, drug companies race to develop treatments — Read more on
NHK’s latest 8K display is thin, beautiful, and utterly gigantic
Japanese public broadcaster NHK has developed a prototype 8K screen that’s large, thin and shows an amazing picture. The screen is made up of four 65-inch 4K OLED panels joined together to make a monster 130-inch display. They panels were produced by LG Display and are just 1 millimeter thick. They’ve…
Massive smart device botnet highlights the dangers of default passwords
A botnet responsible for a massive DDOS (distributed denial-of-service) attack was created thanks to weak default usernames and passwords found in internet-connected cameras and DVRs. The Mirai botnet grabbed headlines last month for taking down the website of cybersecurity reporter Brian Krebs with…
How to Speed Up Your Netflix Binge Watching
In a rush to get through all the episodes of Luke Cage ? Way behind your partner on seasons of House of Cards? You can get through your Netflix queue faster than normal and save yourself some time, as long as you’re prepared to do a little bit of under-the-hood tinkering in your browser.Read more…
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Using nanotechnology to produce sustainable, clean water for developing nations (w/video) – latest science and technology news stories
Study reveals the protein structure of the human apoptosome
Programmed cell death, or apoptosis, plays a central role in the maintenance of human health by providing a line of defense against unrestricted cell growth that occurs in many cancers and AIDS as well as in neurodegenerative diseases and stroke. – latest science and technology news stories
Overlooked plants defy drought
A feature thought to make plants sensitive to drought could actually hold the key to them coping with it better, according to new findings published in eLife. – latest science and technology news stories
Ultrasensitive sensors ensure optimum sight conditions
News of the first serious accident involving an automated electric vehicle made one of the headlines this summer. The vehicle in question collided with a truck while in autopilot mode. According to the manufacturer, the front cameras could not perceive the oncoming semitrailer properly. Additionally,… – latest science and technology news stories
Paleontologist suggests ‘great dying’ 252 million years ago wasn’t as bad as thought
(—Paleontologist and evolutionary biologist Steven Stanley of the University of Hawaii has challenged the notion that the Permian-Triassic mass extinction event 252 million years ago killed off up to 96 percent of all marine life. Instead, he claims in his paper published in Proceedings of the… – latest science and technology news stories
Optimizing sludge treatment
Wine harvesting season is a challenge for wastewater treatment plants. When the grapes are being processed, the effluent load rises steeply – by a factor of 17 in the Palatinate town of Edenkoben. High-load anaerobic digestion provides a flexible solution that cuts power consumption by 20 percent, generates…
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This new rocket thruster is powered by space junk
What do Australia, space junk, and the journey to Mars have in common? Well, that sort of remains to be seen. Over the next year, the International Space Station will be testing rocket propulsion technology developed by an Australian team that is fueled by space debris and could—someday—help us get to…
LIFX’s Hub-Free Smart Light Bulbs Are Cheaper Than Ever Today
LIFX A19 Smart Light Bulb, $40 | BR30, $40Most people in the market for smart light bulbs don’t look past Philips Hues, but LIFX bulbs basically match them feature for feature, and you can stock up for $40 each today, an all-time low.…The biggest difference between…
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goTenna Mesh – Off-Grid, People-Powered Connectivity Anywhere
goTenna Mesh is the first 100% off-grid, mobile, long-range consumer-ready mesh network. The device pairs with your smartphone to enable communication even when you don’t have service. No towers, routers, and satellites are required! Create people-powered connectivity anytime, anywhere. Send text messages…
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MagBolt – World’s 1st Magnetic Connector for iPhone 7&Android
MagBolt is the world’s first Apple and Android magnetic connector that allows you to quickly and seamlessly charge both your devices with a magnetic coupling. Because Apple’s iPhone 7 has the Audio jack and the Power jack on the same connector, the team behind MagBolt made the world’s first magnetic…
Lighting Effects in the Kitchen: Natural or Fluorescent
  When do you feel happiest? In a naturally lit room or in a fluorescent hell? Okay, so I clearly […] The post Lighting Effects in the Kitchen: Natural or Fluorescent appeared first on Founterior. Full Feed
A.M. Links: Clinton Leads Trump in New Poll, Vice Presidential Debate Tonight, Physics Nobel Prize Awarded
New poll: Hillary Clinton 47 percent, Donald Trump 42 percent, Gary Johnson 7 percent, Jill Stein 2 percent. Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence will face off tonight in a vice presidential debate. Hurricane Matthew, a Category 4 storm, is bearing down on Haiti. Joe Biden: Donald Trump…
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Luxury LED Selfie Case For iPhone 7
Always find it difficult to get the best selfie under dark lighting conditions? Not anymore if you have this luxury LED selfie case. It’s compatible with the iPhones and is a dirt-resistant design too. The purpose of this case is to make your selfie hours more lit up and bright even under the darkest…
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ZTE Spro2 Mini Portable Projector
From backyard movie nights to conference room presentations, the ZTE Spro 2 is truly portable and connected. While it’s compact in design, it can project images up to 10 feet in size. It also features a 5″ LCD touchscreen with projector controls. You will also get web access, email, and the ability to…
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Optic Augmented Reality Cyclist Helmet
Optic gives cyclists the visual information to make safer decisions on the road by integrating front and rear cameras with 360-degree proximity and collision detection. The visor doubles as a heads-up display where Optic live-streams the rear camera and highlights potential risks. This allows the user…
Suburban White Women Weigh Their Options In A ‘Bizarre’ Election
Graphics by Ella KoezeSue DeMarco at her home in Level Green, Pennsylvania.Ross MantleLevel Green, Pennsylvania, a suburb of 4,000 people about 20 miles east of Pittsburgh, is a very conservative town, said Sue DeMarco, a 66-year-old resident.“I see a lot of Trump banners in front yards,” she said.And…
Significant Digits For Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news.5 milesA five-mile stretch of the Great Wall of China was “restored” with ugly-looking concrete, which has been met with criticism from onlookers and now the internet. The World Heritage Site is in disrepair…
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Parking Lots Are an Incredible Waste of Space. Here’s How to End Them.
The main problem with cars in the city is that they spend 95 percent of their time parked on a valuable piece of land. Carsharing changes that ratio, which gives cities the opportunity to reclaim the parking lot.Sometimes the future arrives humbly in our everyday life, until one day we realize its implications….
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Affordable DublDom prefab home pops up in just one week
Completed for a budget of $42,500, this particular DublDom 2.65 model offers 65 square meters of space with enough room for two spacious bedrooms, a veranda, and common areas. Like all of BIO Architects’ modular homes, the EcoPark home was built mostly from wood for a cozy and welcoming feel. Large double-glazed…
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Pushing the limits of exoskeleton technology at the Cybathlon
Andre van Rüschen has no memory of the day he lost all feeling in his legs. After a car accident in Germany, he had a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the waist down. When he woke up from a coma in a hospital in Hamburg, the docto…
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Biology Researcher Part of Team Looking at Fatal, Spreading Bat Disease
A Texas Tech University professor is part of a $2.5 million Department of Defense-funded research project looking at a new disease that is killing bats at alarming rates.
The Energy Observer Embarks on World’s First Circumnavigation of the Globe Powered Solely by Clean Energy
Dubbed the Solar Impulse of the Seas, a multi-hulled catamaran that won the Jules Verne…
The Next Web
This thrilling virtual reality tour takes you inside the human body
Virtual reality is rapidly making its way into mainstream culture. Having found various applications in gaming and filmmaking, the technology is now tackling the education sector. Available on Steam and Oculus Store for free, The Body VR is a short educational experience that takes you on a thrilling… – latest science and technology news stories
Astronomers discover a potential new satellite of the Large Magellanic Cloud
(—An international team of astronomers, led by Nicolas Martin of the Observatory of Strasbourg in France, has detected a new, very faint stellar system, designated SMASH 1. This compac, very faint system could be a satellite of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). The findings are reported in a… – latest science and technology news stories
In pursuit of flat growth in leaves
How does a set of plant cells grow from a bump into a flat leaf that can efficiently capture sunlight? In a paper published this week in PNAS, EMBL scientists show how different types of molecules on the top and bottom of a leaf keep each other in check, ensuring the leaf grows flat. – latest science and technology news stories
Honey possums on the hunt for sweet nectar and pollen
Tiny marsupials endemic to WA’s southwest show resilience in the face of disappearing food and shelter, a Perth study suggests. – latest science and technology news stories
2500-year-old Yorkshire mound discovered
Archaeologists have discovered that a 40-foot mound in Yorkshire, thought to be a Norman castle motte, is actually a unique Iron Age monument, built 2,500 years ago. – latest science and technology news stories
Energy jumps back and forth between molecules during transfers
The process of photosynthesis, through which plants convert sunlight into chemical energy, involves a carefully choreographed transfer of energy from molecule to molecule. Exactly how the energy is moved is not fully understood, as it is extremely difficult to observe these transfers, which take place… – latest science and technology news stories
World’s first implanted bionic arm on test in global competition
A few years ago, a patient was implanted with a bionic arm for the first time in the world using control technology developed at Chalmers University of Technology. He is now taking part in Cybathlon, a new international competition in which 74 participants with physical disabilities will compete against… – latest science and technology news stories
Inequality threatens our wellbeing
Poverty, unemployment and other forms of exclusion adversely affect people’s wellbeing, reveals the Swiss Social Report 2016, which is published by the Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences (FORS), with support from the Swiss National Science Foundation. – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers found unexpected biogeographical boundaries in Amazonia
The new information necessitates revising the scenarios on how the enormous species richness in Amazonia has evolved and which factors define species distributions. – latest science and technology news stories
Breakthrough in analytical sciences could lead to medical revolution
Pharmaceutical research could be quicker and more precise, thanks to an innovative breakthrough in the analytical sciences from the University of Warwick. – latest science and technology news stories
Choosing a mate—it’s the brain, not the nose, that knows
How does a male moth find the right type of female for mating when there are two similar types luring him with their pheromones? In many species, differences in the antenna used by the male to smell these perfumes are responsible for his choice. However, in the European Corn Borer (Ostrinia nubilalis),…
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Paulo Mendes da Rocha wins RIBA royal gold medal
Celebrated for his ‘raw, primal’ concrete structures, the architect adds RIBA honour to growing list of top architectural prizes The post Paulo Mendes da Rocha wins RIBA royal gold medal appeared first on Architecture Lab.
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Pangolins and parrots protected – lions and elephants lose out
A major international meeting has agreed to upgrade protection for a host of endangered species, but the fight is not over
VMware AirWatch announces support for smart glasses
 Turns out Dreamforce isn’t the only enterprise conference going on this week. VMware is also holding its at AirWatch Connect conference in Atlanta, and today it announced support for enterprise smart glasses on the AirWatch enterprise mobility management platform. Smart glasses, which are essentially…
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ICYMI: The NYPL’s book train and better-bouncing ‘bots
Today on In Case You Missed It: The New York Public Library will unveil a brand new “book train” at its Bryant Park branch that will ferry research materials up 11 floors from a subterranean storage vault to a newly refurbished reading room. Also,…
Ars Technica
All of the Harry Potter movies are coming back to IMAX this month
Enlarge (credit: IMAX) If there wasn’t already enough anticipation for the Warner Bros. movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the company is bringing out the big guns for a final hurrah before Beasts hits theaters on November 18. Starting October 13, all of the eight Harry Potter movies…
BBC News – World
Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian sues Iran over ‘torture’
Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post’s former bureau chief in Tehran, sues Iran’s government for “irreparable harm” during his 18-month imprisonment.
The World’s Coolest Buildings Begin as the World’s Coolest Models
Translating an architect’s grand vision into a table-top model is more technically challenging than you might expect. The post The World’s Coolest Buildings Begin as the World’s Coolest Models appeared first on WIRED.
Physics News
Low energy electric field found suitable for quick magnetic recording
A novel, highly energy efficient and ultrafast magnetization control scheme is successfully demonstrated by international team of scientists from the Netherlands, Germany, and Russia, as Nature …
Physics News
Key component for wireless communication with terahertz frequencies
An ultrahigh speed, wireless communication network using THz instead of GHz frequencies is now one step closer. Researchers at Radboud University’s FELIX Laboratory have shown that it is possible …
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Disney buying Netflix would give Star Wars and Marvel a new streaming home
Could the Mouse House be the new home for Netflix? It’s possible, following Wall Street rumors that Disney is considering buying the streaming giant.Following a MarketWatch report that Disney was a potential buyer for the world-conquering video company, Netflix stocks closed out 4.14% higher following…
Faraday Future will get its EV batteries from same place as Chevy – Roadshow
LG Chem also supplies the new Chevrolet Bolt.
Tim Cook vs. Mark Zuckerberg — here’s your latest CEO challenge – CNET
CB Insights is pitting tech bigwigs against one another in a popularity contest because why not.
Curiosity’s Latest Selfie Is an Instant Classic
NASA’s Curiosity rover has completed its survey of “Murray Buttes,” and is now set to venture even higher along the slopes of Mount Sharp. The intrepid rover took the opportunity to snap a selfie as it proudly stood in front of some rather dramatic Martian features. Read more… – latest science and technology news stories
An appetite suppressant with side effects
Neurogeneticists from the University of Würzburg have discovered a peptide in Drosophila that has a strong impact on the fly’s feeding and sleeping habits. At the same time, it is associated with the insects’ circadian clock. – latest science and technology news stories
French-Japanese laboratory to study materials under extreme conditions
To strengthen their collaboration in materials science and engineering, the CNRS, Université de Lyon, and Tohoku University are launching an international joint unit (UMI) based in Sendai, Japan, on October 4, 2016. Named Engineering Science Lyon – Tohoku for Materials and Systems under Extreme Conditions… – latest science and technology news stories
Microscope will seek biological samples on red planet
One of the ultimate goals of Mars exploration is to bring samples from the surface to Earth, especially those that could be examined for evidence of life on the Red Planet. – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers question Apollo-era evidence for the Late Heavy Bombardment
(—Many scientists believe that a cataclysmic series of impact events called the Late Heavy Bombardment (LHB) occurred around 4.1 to 3.9 billion years ago, during which there was a spike in asteroids colliding with the planets of the inner solar system. Among the possible explanations for the… – latest science and technology news stories
Research examines rights of older people in Pakistan
University of Southampton research is investigating the well-being and human rights of older people in Pakistan, addressing issues such as age discrimination, access to pensions and the provision of healthcare. – latest science and technology news stories
Virtual reality making construction sites safer
Bochum-based researchers are aiming to make construction sites safer with interactive virtual reality training courses. The team led by Prof Dr Markus König from the Institute for Computation in Engineering at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum is developing suitable technology to make it possible to experience… – latest science and technology news stories
How fast will we need to adapt to climate change?
What would we do differently if sea level were to rise one foot per century versus one foot per decade? Until now, most policy and research has focused on adapting to specific amounts of climate change and not on how fast that climate change might happen. – latest science and technology news stories
Animations help students with emotional resilience
Wellbeing Practitioners at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have created a series of animated videos for students to help them manage some of the typical difficulties, like anxiety and exam worries, they seek help for. – latest science and technology news stories
Large volumes of data from ITER successfully transferred to Japan at unprecedented speeds
The National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST), in collaboration with the National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS) National Institute for Fusion Science (NIFS), the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) National Institute of Informatics… – latest science and technology news stories
Community-level resources may affect residents’ mental health following a natural disaster
In a study on the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, residents of communities with high unemployment were at elevated risk of disaster-related post-traumatic stress, but only when individuals were assessed 25–28 months post-disaster and not when they were assessed 13–16 months post-disaster.
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Cows Engineered with Human Genes Could Stop Our Next Disease Outbreak
Cattle that can crank out human antibodies are being tested as a first line of defense against infectious diseases. Full Feed
EpiPens and Government Cheese: New at Reason
Writing in Reason’s November 2016 issue, Editor in Chief Katherine Mangu-Ward explains why some things won’t change no matter who wins the 2016 election: Taxpayer-funded sops to farmers are as bipartisan as it gets, and there is precisely zero chance that a president from either major party would…
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German comedian escapes prosecution
German prosecutors drop the investigation of a TV comedian over over a joke seen as insulting Turkey’s President Erdogan.
Trump falls 35 spots on Forbes 400 list
Donald Trump dropped 35 spots on the Forbes 400 list of the United States’ wealthiest billionaires this year, after his fortune was estimated to have fallen by $800 million.  Forbes released its analysis of the Republican presidential nominee’s fortune last week, but released its annual rankings on…
Code 10 Backpack
Quite possibly the most versatile and useful bag we’ve come across at GearCulture HQ, not only is the Code 10 Backpack fully waterproof but sports a clever theft deterrent lockable design which wards of would-be pickpockets and allows it to be affixed to an immovable object. Inside there’s even a removable…
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Conservative Republicans Really Distrust Climate Scientists [Graphic]
They also say the scientists’ research findings are influenced by political leanings — Read more on
Digital Trends
Hoya reimagines the neutral density filter to correct odd color casts
Neutral density filters are often necessary for shooting long exposures or using fast lenses with cinema cameras, but they are also known to cause odd color casts that need to be corrected in post. Hoya’s latest photography accessory aims to correct that color shift by combining a neutral density with…
Digital Trends
Nightingale smart home sleep system blankets you with soothing sounds
Are you getting enough sleep? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 25 percent of Americans have sleep issues. Cambridge Sound Management may have an answer for some of those people in the form of its new Nightingale smart home sleep system, a Kickstarter campaign…
WhatsApp adds Snapchat-style emoji, drawing, and other camera editing tools
WhatsApp’s imagery is getting a Snapchat-like feature boost, following in the footsteps of the rest of Facebook’s various mobile apps.The company just announced new enhancements for its camera feature, including the ability to write or draw on photos and videos. You can also add an emoji for those times…
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Study shows that bike lanes are a great public health investment
They are not as important as vaccines but a lot more cost-effective than dialysis.
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
The worlds largest artificial tree rises in Dubai’s massive new indoor rainforest
Dubai’s natural climate is arid and desert-like, but that doesn’t stop the posh city from trying on other ecosystems to wow its tourists. To that end, Dubai opened The Green Planet last month, a massive indoor rainforest, house within a 150-foot-tall glass building. The artificial ecosystem is home to…
New illustrated Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is stunning
You probably thought you were done buying Harry Potter books for the rest of your life, but we might splurge for another version of book two. Bloomsbury Publishing is releasing an illustrated version of Harry […]
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IBM gives its Watson IoT headquarters a $200 million boost
IBM is betting big on internet of things and setting aside $200 million for its Watson IoT division’s headquarters in Munich. The company says this investment, one of the biggest it’s ever made in Europe, is a response to the growing demand for AI te…
Julian Assange: All That Malware On Wikileaks Isn’t a Big Deal
WikiLeaks celebrates its 10th anniversary today. At a press conference, its editor Julian Assange hinted that Wikileaks could soon disclose more things about the U.S. election. Making use of the occasion, Motherboard asked Assange about the malware that Wikileaks website contains. To which, Assange responded…
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Calais mayor fails to stop construction of ‘Great Wall’ of Calais
The mayor of Calais, which has become notoriously famous for its ‘Jungle’ migrant camp, has failed in her bid to prevent the construction the so called ‘Great Wall’ of Calais. The wall, sponsored by the UK, aims to stop asylum seekers from entering Britain. Read Full Article at
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Budgies show aviators how to dodge mid-air collisions
Drone operators and airline pilots could learn a thing or two about how to avoid crashing into other aircraft from the ultimate masters of elusion – budgies. Read Full Article at
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These glass cabins are nestled in the middle of the New Zealand wilderness
PurePods are glassy vacation rentals that promise “total Immersion” with nature If your idea of a great vacation is being smack dab in the middle of the wilderness, but with some luxury accommodations, you’ll want to book a flight to New Zealand stat. Based in three locations outside of Christchurch,…
What to Consider When Replacing Your Kitchen Sink
If you’re renovating your kitchen and want to replace the sink, there are tons of different types to choose from, each with their own pros and cons. When you pick out your next sink, here’s what you should think about to get the one that best fits your needs and budget. Here are the pros and cons of…
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Backtracking IMF admits UK is fastest growing G7 economy, despite post-Brexit recession warning
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has backtracked on its gloomy post-Brexit forecast for Britain, now saying the UK will boast the fastest-growing major economy in 2016. Read Full Article at
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Office of German anti-migrant politician vandalized in Leipzig
Attackers have trashed the Leipzig office of a politician from German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic coalition who recently found herself in hot water over anti-migrant remarks. A left-wing, anti-fascist website claimed responsibility. Read Full Article at
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These ten cities are home to the biggest botnets
A lack of security in certain countries is providing cybercriminals with the opportunity to recruit devices into botnets and launch attacks anywhere in the world.
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Google’s next big step for AI: Getting robots to teach each other new skills
Robots haven’t reached human intelligence yet, but Google’s researchers are showing how they’re closing the gap using downloadable intelligence.
Popular Science
Could A Chemical Found in Marijuana Be A Treatment For Alzheimer’s Disease?
From Our Blogs: Under The Microscope Researchers have discovered the benefits of THC in the brain The search for treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease may have a new possible candidate: tetrahydrocannabinol, better known as THC.
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World’s Largest Carbon Capture Plant to Open Soon
Towers will grab gas emitted by a huge coal power plant, but use it to pump oil out of the ground — Read more on
How-To Geek
How to Send Handwritten and Digital Touch Messages in iOS 10
We live in a very high-tech world. We walk around with our heads bowed down to our phones tapping away on the screens. But have we lost the art of handwriting? Not completely. iOS 10 has taken one more step towards incorporating handwriting into our daily communications.Click Here to Continue Reading – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers suggest a link between the solar cycle and the tidal effects of Venus, the Earth and Jupiter
The Sun’s activity is determined by the Sun’s magnetic field. Two combined effects are responsible for the latter: The omega and the alpha effect. Exactly where and how the alpha effect originates is currently unknown. Researchers at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) are putting forward…
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British pound drops to 31-year low on fears of ‘hard’ Brexit
Britain’s pound slumped to a three-decade low on Tuesday as concerns over Brexit were compounded by the renewed strength of the dollar on resurgent U.S. interest rate hike expectations.
The future of retail will need people, and this blog post shows why
Cotswold Outdoor is a hiking and outdoor retailer based in the UK. It also happens to be the place of work for a sales assistant, who goes by the name of Big Dave, and who went beyond the call of duty for a blind customer and his helper. You can read about it yourself – it’s on the Facebook page for…
New Scientist – Online news
Are smart toys spying on kids and stealing their imagination?
A glut of connected toys is raising hackles over children’s privacy and what they might mean for play. But maybe the picture isn’t so simple
Fossil Clearance Sale – up to 38% off Watches, Accessories, and more
Fossil Clearance Sale – up to 38% off Watches, Accessories, and more
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BMW carves another niche with X2 Concept
As the popularity of soft-roaders grows, manufacturers are scrambling to dip a finger into every niche possible. Along with high-riding hatchbacks and conventional family wagons, a wave of coupe-style crossovers focusing on style has flooded the streets, led by the BMW X6. The latest car to…
Upgrade To a 4.8A Car Charger For Just $4
It doesn’t support Quick Charge, but 2.4A per port is the next best thing in USB chargers, and $4 is about as cheap as you’ll ever see a dual-port car charger with that much juice. Just be sure to use promo code DEALNUM3 at checkout.Read more…
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A Terrible Rift
A billion years ago, the core of what was to become North America nearly ripped apart, creating a huge branched scar that extends from the tip of Lake Superior deep into the Midwest. Washington University in St. Louis scientists are using data from seismometers they placed across and along the rift to…
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Tufts Engineer Honored with NIH New Innovator Award for Research on Gut Microbiome and Metabolic Disorders
Nikhil U. Nair, Ph.D., of Tufts University School of Engineering, has been honored with the 2016 National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Award for his work on engineering naturally-occurring, safe, gut bacteria to treat inborn errors of metabolism (IEMs), a relatively poorly-studied family…
RT – Daily news
Central banks have turned financial markets into ‘Vegas casino’ – investor
Unprecedented central bank monetary policies such as negative or zero rates have turned financial markets into a casino, said bond investor Bill Gross of Janus Capital. He recommends investors switch to gold and Bitcoin, if they want to keep their money. Read Full Article at
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After the Paralympics comes the tech-fuelled ‘Cybathlon’
This weekend, athletes with robotic prostheses from around the world will gather in Zurich for the world’s first ‘Cybathlon’. They’ll be competing across a number of disciplines to test the very latest assistive technologies. For example, there are races for powered wheelchairs and exoskeletons. There’s…
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This high tech Dutch raincoat is designed for bicycle commuting
A raincoat review, on The Verge? I know, I can hardly believe it myself. But that was before I received an early sample of the Cyclist Raincoat from a small Dutch company called Senscommon. No, it doesn’t contain any electronics — but it’s still high-tech because it applies scientific knowledge for a…
The breathing trick that can make you more productive
Take a long, slow breath. Really, it’ll help. The idea that breathing exercises can somehow calm you down is an ancient one—yoga isn’t a recent development, you know. But few people understand exactly how breathing can relieve stress on a physiological level and can even be used to increase workplace…
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Iranians Are Cut Off from the Internet Economy, Even with Lifted Sanctions
Ali Bangi is co-director of ASL19 (Farsi for Article 19), an organization that helps Iranians bypass internet censorship in Iran. He may be found on Twitter @alibangi. Nico Saldias is a PhD Candidate in Political Science and University of Toronto. You can find him on Twitter at @nicolas_saldias.The current…
This $6 Sleeve Is a Classy New Home For Your Laptop
Grey felt and leather? That’s one classy laptop sleeve considering the $6 price tag.Read more…
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Send in the Clones: Cloned Mammals Are Just as Healthy as Their “Natural” Counterparts
The first rigorous study of aging cloned animals reveals they are perfectly normal — Read more on
‘Google Magic’ top feature of Pixel phone, Verizon leak – CNET
Verizon has accidentally released details of the new Google Pixel phones which will include something called Google Magic. – latest science and technology news stories
Poll finds vast gaps in US climate views
The American public is sharply divided on the issue of climate change, with liberals far more likely than conservatives to trust scientists on the science of global warming, a poll said Tuesday. – latest science and technology news stories
Large animals, such as the imperious African elephant, most vulnerable to impact of human expansion
Some of the most iconic giants of the animal kingdom, such as the imperious African elephant, are most vulnerable to the detrimental impact of human expansion, new research has shown. – latest science and technology news stories
In the belly of the Devil: New rare ant species found in the stomach of a poison frog
While new ant species are usually discovered in surveys involving researchers searching through leaf litter, it turns out that sifting through the stomach contents of insect-eating frogs might prove no less effective, especially when it comes to rare species. Such is the case of a new species of rarely… – latest science and technology news stories
Global warming collapses symbiotic gut bacteria, killing host insects
October 4, 2016 – A new study shows that when heat-susceptible bacteria living symbiotically in the guts of insects are exposed to increased temperatures, both the bacteria and the insect are negatively impacted and can die. The study, reported online this week in the journal mBio, illustrates another… – latest science and technology news stories
Credit card or selfie? Mastercard rolls out biometric payments
Shoppers in a dozen European countries can make online payments using a selfie from Tuesday, under a rollout by Mastercard of new payment technology. – latest science and technology news stories
Team develops new mechanism for strengthening materials
Dr. Kasra Momeni, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Advanced Hierarchical Materials by Design Lab at Louisiana Tech University, has discovered a new mechanism for strengthening nanomaterials and tailoring their properties to build superior structures. – latest science and technology news stories
Omnidirectional mobile robot has just two moving parts
More than a decade ago, Ralph Hollis invented the ballbot, an elegantly simple robot whose tall, thin body glides atop a sphere slightly smaller than a bowling ball. The latest version, called SIMbot, has an equally elegant motor with just one moving part: the ball.
Tools and Toys
A Review of the Peak Design Field Pouch
When Peak Design announced their Everyday Messenger last year, I was basically glued to YouTube and Kickstarter. The Peak Design Field Pouch makes for a fantastic camera accessory bag. At some point during the campaign, Peak Design also mentioned they were making something called the Field Pouch:… – latest science and technology news stories
Rising ocean temperatures impacting human health, new report finds
Rising sea surface temperatures are causing marine-related tropical diseases and harmful algal blooms to spread towards the poles, a shift that is impacting human health, according to a chapter from a new report by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) authored by professors from…
RT – Daily news
Novel 5-metal alloy, both strong & ductile, pioneered by Russian & Ukrainian scientists
Researchers in Russia and Ukraine have found a way to improve a remarkable alloy consisting of five different metals that has properties impossible to achieve when producing traditional alloys. Read Full Article at
This product will save your phone when you drop it in water
‘Redux’ essentially acts as a vacuum chamber for your phone. It’s a service that is in 43 states and it could save you hundreds of dollars. The company boasts 15,000 phone revivals.  Read more…More about Mashable Video, Tech, Real Time, Real Time Video, and Us World
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Desktop Wallpaper: October 2016
This month’s wallpaper was designed by Abi Stevens, a UK-based illustrator and workshop instructor who enjoys mythology, sci-fi and history. Click on the size below to download: DESKTOP: 1024×768 \\\ 1280×1024 \\\ 1680×1050 \\\ 1900×1200 \\\ 2560×1440 MOBILE: iPhone 5 \\\ iPhone 6 \\\ iPhone…
This $10 Storage Rack Keeps Your Brooms, Mops, and More Off the Ground
You probably didn’t wake up today hoping to find a great deal on a broom rack, and yet here we are. In addition to clamps for holding brooms and mops, this also includes some hooks to hang umbrellas, keys, and other smaller items as well.Read more…
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors – Front Page
New Apple Patent Describes Fingerprint Sensor That Could Work Through Display
The United States Patent and Trademark Office today granted Apple a patent that describes a Touch ID sensor which could effectively detect and read a user’s fingerprints through other components of the smartphone, “such as display stacks and touch screens” (via AppleInsider). While going unspecified,…
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‘Look Inside’ Is Filled With Cutaway Illustrations
Gestalten has a way of producing enthralling coffee table books with subject matters we didn’t even know we wanted coffee table books about… like Look Inside. Look Inside is filled with gorgeous cutaway illustrations and infographics that cut up or take apart their subject matter to let you see inside…
TEDTalks (video)
How immigrant voices make democracy stronger | Sayu Bhojwani
In politics, representation matters — and that’s why we should elect leaders who reflect their country’s diversity and embrace its multicultural tapestry, says Sayu Bhojwani. Through her own story of becoming an American citizen, the immigration scholar reveals how her love and dedication to her country…
Popular Science
This Gene Mutation May Make You Crave More Greasy Food (And Shrink Your Sweet Tooth)
Health It plays a role in increasing obesity too A team of researchers may have discovered a gene that acts as a switch, dictating whether we like high-fat or high-sugar foods more.
GreenWorks GBL80300 80V 500CFM Cordless Leaf Blower (Bare Tool, No Batt) $69.08
GreenWorks GBL80300 80V 500CFM Cordless Leaf Blower (Bare Tool, No Batt) $69.08
Intey Wireless Remote Control Outlet Electrical Switches (5Rx-2Tx) $19.99
Intey Wireless Remote Control Outlet Electrical Switches (5Rx-2Tx) $19.99
GoTenna Mesh
You may never realize if you don’t stray much from civilization, but cellular phones are rather tied to their network infrastructure, namely cell towers. GoTenna Mesh offers an alternative in the form of a compact device that pairs with your smartphone via Bluetooth LE and creates a long-range network…
Review: A jet black Apple Magic Keyboard & Magic Mouse to match iPhone 7
The jet black iPhone 7 might be a little more prone to scratches and fingerprints with its glossy finish, but that didn’t stop me from choosing the color for my iPhone this year. And I’m glad I did— it’s even more stunning in person than how it appears in photographs.   The only thing missing was…
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Vaccine May Help Diseases in Animals, People Meet Their Match
Kansas State University researchers have patented a vaccine that provides effective, antibiotic-free prevention and treatment of Fusobacterium necrophorum infection, which affects animals and people.
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Engineering Researchers Explore New Concept to Reduce Traffic Congestion
With millions of daily commuters, and nearly 80 percent of them driving alone to work each day, suburbanites and city dwellers may soon have a new alternative to get them out from behind the steering wheel.
Newswise: SciNews
Japanese Researchers Find New Classes of Electron Orbits
Researchers in Japan have used a new Particle-In-Cell (PIC) simulator to understand how magnetic reconnection works for the tenuous plasma surrounding our Earth and have identified new classes of electron orbits that help scientists understand the characteristics of the fast jets of electrons that stream…
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Measuring the Flowing Forces and Bending on Aquatic Plants
Beneath the surface of rivers and streams, aquatic plants sway with the current, playing an unseen but vital role in the life of the waterway. Through a new series of experiments that model these underwater undulations, researchers have measured how the current bends simulated plants and the drag forces…
Joe Biden and Adam Devine go undercover at a college party for an important cause
Who do you think is worse at blending in at a college party: actor Adam Devine or Vice President Joe Biden? Thanks to Funny or Die’s latest video, we now know that it’s a toss up – both are hilariously bad at being undercover. But after some shenanigans at the party, the two reveal why they went there…
UK to exempt Armed Forces from European convention on human rights
Theresa May wants to introduce an automatic “opt out” from the European convention on human rights (ECHR) for British military involved in future conflicts.  SEE ALSO: Thousands of gay men could finally be pardoned for historical ‘offences’ The aim is to “put an end to the industry of vexatious claims”…
The Sequel To Your Favorite Travel Pillow Just Got Its Best Discount Ever
The Cabeau Evolution was your favorite travel pillow (by a long shot), and you can save 20% on the company’s “Cool” model today.Read more…
Take a Load Off With This $20 Torin Creeper Seat
You can give your knees a rest during your next DIY project or car repair with this $20 creeper seat. That’s the best price Amazon’s ever offered on this model from Torin, which includes a tool tray below the seat.Read more…
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‘Agony of departing administration’: Russian senate leader blasts US position on Syria
Russia’s Federation Council speaker has called the US suspension of contacts with Russia over Syria settlement “an agony,” adding that she suspected the US side of intention to divide Syria into several parts that could only lead to new round of war. Read Full Article at – latest science and technology news stories
Video: Meet a molecular architect: Hosea Nelson
Speaking of Chemistry visits the University of California at Los Angeles to meet with Hosea Nelson, Ph.D., who is tackling the challenge of total synthesis—the use of chemistry to build any molecule. – latest science and technology news stories
Direct utilization of elemental sulfur for microporous polymer synthesis
Methane, a primary component of natural gas, has emerged recently as an important energy source, largely owing to its abundance and relatively clean nature compared with other fossil fuels. In order to use natural gas as a fuel, however, it must undergo a procedure called “hydrodesulfurization” or “natural…
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Tuesday Link Roundup
Every Tuesday we bring you a collection of some of our favorite things we’ve recently found around the web. From stories to photography, we include a little of everything.
Intel ships RealSense-powered kits to build your own robots and drones
Want to build a drone at home? Intel is shipping its Aero Compute Board so you can get your unmanned aerial vehicle in the sky.The Aero Compute Board is priced at a hefty $399 and available on Intel’s website. It’s a complete drone board system in one unit, but you have to buy certain hardware, like…
Your body makes a good password transmission system
You can unlock your phone with a touch and log into your computer with a gaze. A new authentication system can use your body in a whole new way. It’s potentially much more […]
Extinct Trees Found in the Queen’s Royal Garden Aren’t So Extinct
During a recent survey of trees in the Queen’s garden at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, Scotland, botanists were shocked to discover the presence of two elms thought to be extinct for nearly a half century. Read more…
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
Here’s why a Clinton administration might pivot NASA back to the Moon
Enlarge / For NASA, the South Pole of the Moon may eventually return as a target for human outposts. (credit: NASA) NASA embarked on a “Journey to Mars” about five years ago with the aim of sending humans into orbit around the Red Planet in the 2030s and landings to follow some time later. The current…
Golf Balls Are Basically Indestructible
Don’t bother holding your breath while you wait for this golf ball to explode under the extreme weight of a stream roller, because it somehow survives being crushed. Apparently the magical rubber compound inside a golf ball that gives it incredible bounce is also incredibly durable.Read more…
How to Stream Tonight’s Vice Presidential Debate Between Mike Pence and Tim Kaine, the Lead Singer of the Band Future Islands and Don’t Tell Me It’s Not Him Because It’s Definitely Him
The first and only vice presidential debate of this election season is tonight at 9pm ET, 6pm PT. And if you don’t have cable there are plenty of different ways to watch Trump’s running mate Mike Pence and Clinton’s running mate Tim Kaine square off. Kaine, of course, is perhaps best known as the lead…
Fill Those Empty Bookshelves With a 15% Barnes & Noble Sitewide Discount
If you have any physical books on your wishlist, Barnes & Noble is taking 15% off any $40 order today, excluding textbook rentals, Nooks, and Nook books. Just fill up your cart, and use code BNOCTOBER15 at checkout to get the deal.Read more…
Digital Trends
Lenovo launches a new line of top-tier laptops and hybrids for India
Lenovo has lifted the lid on a new range of laptops intended for the growing Indian market. This group of traditional laptops and hybrids is set to launch before the end of 2016, boasting high-end performance, sleek physical designs, and top-tier convenience for users on the move. The collection is…
Physics News
Breakthrough in analytical sciences could lead to medical revolution
Pharmaceutical research could be quicker and more precise, thanks to an innovative breakthrough in the analytical sciences from the University of Warwick.
Physics News
Fast lab-on-chip detects effects of poison
A new lab-on-a-chip system, developed by the University of Twente in The Netherlands, is capable of fast analysis of the effects of toxic substances on hemoglobin, for example. It mimicks human …
Physics News
Physics of 2D exotic matter wins Nobel
British-born theorists recognized for work on topological phases.
Physics News
Nanotechnology for energy materials: Electrodes like leaf veins
Nano-sized metallic wires are attracting increasing attention as conductive elements for manufacturing transparent electrodes, which are employed in solar cells and touch screen panels. In addition …
Physics News
Automated evaluation speeds up the search for new active substance
The macromolecular crystallography beamlines at the BESSY II X-ray source are specially designed to highly automated structural analyses of protein crystals. With up to now more than 2,000 solved …
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Why are computers not intelligent (yet)? | Niels Taatgen | TEDxUniversityofGroningen
Niels Taatgen sheds light on both human and computer learning. Throughout his Talk, Niels Taatgen will show that there are fundamental differences between human and current machine intelligence, and will discuss how a different approach to machine intelligence can bridge the gap. Niels Taatgen investigates…
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When Machines Have Ideas | Ben Vigoda | TEDxBoston
Ben Vigoda, Founder, CEO & CTO of Gamalon Machine Intelligence Ben Vigoda is Founder, CEO/CTO of Gamalon Machine Intelligence. Before founding Gamalon, Ben was technical co-founder and CEO of Lyric Semiconductor, a startup that created the first integrated circuits and processor architectures for…
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How small birds enrich our view on global warming | Janne Ouwehand | TEDxUniversityofGroningen
Janne Ouwehand studies the pied flycatcher, which is a small long-distance migrating bird that is affected by climate warming. As much as we feel the urge to simplify such big environmental problems, she emphasizes the value of thoroughly zooming in on small animals as well. Janne Ouwehand’s study on…
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A Conversation with Andrew Ng | Andrew Ng | TEDxBoston
Machine learning is creating the same level of change the Industrial Revolution brought about. We’ll discuss how work and education might be impacted by the changes technology brings. Dr. Andrew Ng is Chief Scientist at Baidu, where he is responsible for driving the company’s global AI strategy and…
The Awesomer
Pyle Street Blaster X Speaker
Price: $284  | BuyPyle just took wraps off what could the baddest Bluetooth speaker ever. This beast blasts out an impressive 1,000 watts of power to turn any space into an instant dance party. Supports NFC pairing, and has an FM tuner and 3.5mm input. Plays for up to 5.5h on battery power. …
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Xbox One Scorpio will have a “premium” (but fair) price
When the Xbox One Scorpio is released in 2017, fans should expect to pay a price reflective of its status as a “premium console” according to Xbox boss, Phil Spencer.In an interview with NZGamer, Spencer discussed how Microsoft had designed the Xbox One S and Scorpio consoles in a kind of “parallel”…
Joe’s Daily
How to Order a Pizza Using Your Amazon Echo
Dominos, the pizza company that practically invented pizza delivery, is now revolutionizing how you order your favorite pie; One large pepperoni, mushroom and jalapeño pizza for me, please! In a continued effort to make the ordering process easier and more tech savvy for customers, Dominos has recently…
RT – Daily news
Russia, US not giving up on Syrian peace settlement after cooperation suspended
Russia will continue looking for a settlement to the Syrian crisis, despite Washington’s decision to suspend cooperation, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has stressed. His US counterpart, John Kerry, also said on Tuesday that peace efforts must continue. Read Full Article at
This touchscreen office phone is called the ePhone7
 Hypothetically, let’s say you run a company called ESI that makes office phones. Now let’s say that you’re looking to respond to the near ubiquity of smartphones with a desktop product that is “Google fast and Apple easy.” What, pray tell, would you call such a device? “ePhone7” has a certain ring to…
The Entire East Coast Needs to Be on Alert for Hurricane Matthew
It isn’t yet clear how close of a brush the United States is going to have with powerful, dangerous Hurricane Matthew. What is clear, in the minds of meteorologists tracking the storm, is that the entire East Coast needs to be on alert.Read more…
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French tourism companies call for special police in Paris amid safety fears
France’s tourism sector on Tuesday urged French authorities to set up a special police force in Paris to fight crime targeting tourists as safety fears curb the number of visitors to the French capital.
BBC News – World
Child climbs to top of winning human tower in competition
A group from Vilafranca wins the human tower competition for the eighth consecutive time in the Spanish city of Tarragona.
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
PHOTOS: Sacramento Kings’ new LEED Platinum solar-powered arena
California’s capital city just completed the world’s most environmentally sustainable arena and Inhabitat was in town to tour the LEED Platinum, fully solar-powered home of the Kings NBA basketball franchise before the official opening of the downtown Sacramento venue on Oct. 4 with a concert by Paul…
Ben Stiller opens up about prostate cancer diagnosis
Actor Ben Stiller revealed on Tuesday that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2014. Stiller told Howard Stern how the diagnosis shocked him, and elaborated on the experience in an essay on Medium. SEE ALSO: The cancer empathy cards that say more than just ‘f**k cancer’ In the piece, Stiller…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
India ratifies Paris climate agreement on Gandhi’s birthday
Related: President Obama and Prime Minister Modi talk renewable energy Via The Guardian Images via Narendra Modi on Flickr and The Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India
Alexa, lock my Focus: Ford to integrate Amazon Echo this year – Roadshow
You’ll be able to access smart home controls from your car, and car controls from the house.
Self-lacing Nike Mags from ‘Back to the Future’ can be yours – CNET
Marty McFly’s iconic futuristic kicks are here, and you can get the chance to own them for $10.
Service providers still act like utilities
If you ever want to enliven a cocktail party filled with executives from the telco or cable industry, just start talking about dumb pipes. As in, “your service doesn’t offer anything more than a simple connection from my devices to the internet content I want—it’s a dumb pipe.” …
NatureNews – Most recent articles – science feeds
Warning to forest destroyers: this scientist will catch you
Matthew Hansen uses satellites to spot deforestation as it happens.Nature 538 24 doi: 10.1038/538024a
Explore The No Man’s Sky Galaxy For $38 on PS4
No Man’s Sky is far from perfect, but it’s undoubtedly a huge game, and should provide a whole lot of entertainment for $38.Read more…
27% off AUKEY SoundTank Bluetooth Water Resistant Speaker with 30-Hour Playtime – DealPost
Weighing in at just over a pound, the AUKEY Sountank is the ideal lightweight, water resistant companion speaker for your all your adventures. The dual 5 watt speaker drivers  are powered by a 2600mAh rechargeable battery delivering up to 30 continuous hours of wireless audio.  Utilizing the latest in…
Oakley Radar Pace Sunglasses
A pair of sunglasses that double as a smart fitness tracker.
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Xiaomi’s $69 4K Android TV box arrives in the US
Xiaomi’s Mi Box, a 4K Android TV device, is officially launching in the US from lunchtime today, priced at $69. If you want to pick one up, then you can head over to the company’s official website or at your local Walmart in the very near future. Unless, of course, you happened to spot that the devices… Full Feed
DEA Paid Millions to Confidential Informants Who Could No Longer Be Trusted
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) relied on information provided from 18,000 confidential informants from 2010 to 2015, of which it paid about $237 million to over 9,000 of them, according to a recently published audit by the Justice Department’s Inspector General (IG). During the period covered…
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Nanotechnology platform leads to invention of glucose-sensing contact lens
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
A breakthrough in the study of how things break, bend and deform
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Pyroelectric peptide microtubes turn heat to electric currents
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Simulations show how to turn graphenes defects into assets
Science | Smithsonian
The Strange Reappearance of the Once-Vanished Green Sea Turtle
It’s a conservation biology riddle wrapped in a mystery inside a hard shell
Studio Gang, Shigeru Ban Among 5 Shortlisted for Arkansas Arts Center Expansion
© Flickr user nostri-imago. Licensed under CC BY 2.0. The Arkansas Arts Center has selected five top architecture firms to compete for the design of a $55 million to $65 million museum expansion project in Little Rock, Arkansas. The project will include a renovation to existing theater and…
Dezeen’s “Brexit Design Manifesto” Aims to Empower Architects and Designers in an Independent U.K.
It’s official: Brexit is happening. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May announced this past weekend that the process leading to the country’s departure from the European Union would be put into motion before the end of March 2017, promising to strike a deal with the EU as an “independent, sovereign”…
Mujjo iPhone 7 Case
The minimalist Mujjo iPhone 7 Case sure doesn’t disappoint in the style stakes thanks to a no-fuss full grain leather finishes which skillfully hides a molded body with suede interior for maximum protection. Available in either tan or black, there’s a secret slot in which to also stash a couple of…
Congress members pen letter to FAA in support of SpaceX investigation
 Last week, a congressional delegation with ties to SpaceX competitor ULA issued an open letter to the FAA, criticizing their admittedly fully legal self-directed investigation into the cause of the early September Falcon 9 rocket explosion. Now, a group of 24 bipartisan members of congress have issued…
Negative Reps Help You Do Exercises You Thought Were Impossible
If you can’t do a push-up, the key may be forgetting for a moment about pushing yourself up. Instead, lower yourself down from a push-up position—and reap even more benefits. The same trick works for pull-ups and other challenging exercises: that’s the power of “negative” reps.Read more…
These cotton candy ice-cream clouds are heaven for your sweet tooth
LONDON — Let’s face it, ice cream is pretty amazing as it is. But the days when we got excited by sprinkles and flakes are well and truly over.  SEE ALSO: These adorable little fish will hold your ice cream for you Today, it’s all about the cloud.  Milk Train Cafe in Covent Garden, London, has concocted…
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How Americans are taking back their kitchens
Restaurant sales are slumping, while grocery stores are doing better than ever. Americans are speaking with their dollars and it seems they’re back at the kitchen table.
Digital Trends
The Mug+ turns cups into Bluetooth speakers, whether it’s a good idea or not
If you’ve spent a fair amount of time on the internet, chances are fairly good that you might have stumbled across a tip that placing your phone inside a cup can amplify its volume. The Mug+, launching today on Kickstarter, takes that idea and runs with it. The speaker doesn’t have a cabinet of its own….
Facebook Says a ‘Technical Issue’ Caused Drugs, Animals and Other Illegal Listings To Flood Its New Craigslist Competitor
On Monday, Facebook launched Marketplace, its own take on eBay and Craigslist to offer users a platform to buy and sell things. Less than a day later, the company said there was a “technical issue” that caused drugs, animals, adult services, and other illegal items to appear in Marketplace. Business…
Today’s Best Deals: Halloween Costumes, LIFX Bulbs, Minecraft LEGOs, and More
Halloween costumes, LIFX smart light bulbs, and an advanced gaming mouse lead off Tuesday’s best deals.…Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through…
Negative Reps Help You Do Exercises You Thought Were Impossible
If you can’t do a push-up, the key may be forgetting for a moment about pushing yourself up. Instead, lower yourself down from a push-up position—and reap even more benefits. The same trick works for pull-ups and other challenging exercises: that’s the power of “negative” reps.How Negative Reps Build…
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National rents stayed flat overall last year
Though major coastal cities, like NYC, still claim the highest rents in the country Apartment List has released its October 2016 National Rent Report, revealing that the country’s expensive cities to live in are still very expensive, while rents look flat elsewhere. Nationwide, according to Apartment…
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In Its First Decade, Rotavirus Vaccination Has Saved Thousands of Children
Two Philadelphia research institutions are marking the 10th anniversary of a vaccine against rotavirus.
Mobile Magazine
Top 4 Affordable Good Quality Laptops to Buy This 2016
When commercial laptops came out in the mid 2000’s, many people were glad for the mobility. Then the iPad came out some 7 years ago, and with it, the advent of the tablet era, and analysts were calling this the beginning of the demise of the laptop. However, now in 2016, laptops are still going […] …
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“Alien-megastructure” star gets even more bizarre
The star at the heart of the “alien megastructure” controversy that gripped the internet in 2015, has been observed to dim dramatically over a period of just four years according to a new study making use of data collected by NASA’s Kepler spacecraft. This newest revelation will force astronomers…
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No more need for an expensive drone, with AER you can throw your GoPro to capture sweet aerial shots. Simply snap your GoPro into this Nerf-style football, slide on the wings, screw it shut, and throw it hurdling through the air toward your subject to capture a unique aerial perspective. AER…
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Nucleus is a smart home intercom that is simple to install, simple to use, and easy to master, giving you instant communication at the press of a button. It comes with Alexa installed and can call any phone number, so long as the device has the iOS / Android companion app installed. Ask Alexa…
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If you love the idea of living on the water, you need to check out these stunning pre-fabricated floating homes. Bluefield Houseboats let you live on the water with a minimal energy footprint, they are custom-built and shipped out for on-site assembly. Built with high-quality materials and created…
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Two American footwear pioneers, Danner and New Balance, have teamed up for this unique collaboration, the Danner Light Boot. The good looking hiking boot is crafted in Danner?s Portland factory, and features rugged durability, waterproof protection, and a Vibram outsole for comfort and durability….
Wrangle Your Cables With These Affordable Neoprene Sleeves
We know you guys like Velcro cable ties, but if you’re interested in a different option for keeping your wires organized, these neoprene zip-up sleeves are another great option. $8 gets you a pair of 60″ sleeves, but you can cut those to length, and use the leftovers as additional sleeves.Read more…
After Mozilla inquiry, Apple untrusts Chinese certificate authority
Following a Mozilla-led investigation that found multiple problems in the SSL certificate issuance process of WoSign, a China-based certificate authority, Apple will make modifications to the iOS and macOS to block future certificates issued by the company.Although there is no WoSign root certificate… – latest science and technology news stories
‘Connectosomes’ create gateway for improved chemo delivery, fewer side effects
Engineering researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a new method that delivers chemotherapy directly and efficiently to individual cells. The approach, described in the Sept. 8 edition of the Journal of the American Chemical Society, could provide a faster means of targeting and… – latest science and technology news stories
Drone safety: User-centric control software improves pilot performance and safety
A new study into the safety of drone control interfaces suggests that an overhaul of remote control methods ranging from joysticks to smartphone apps could reduce the number of drone accidents. The findings, published this week in Interacting with Computers, suggest that current user interfaces used… – latest science and technology news stories
Warming temperatures can reduce marine diversity but increase freshwater species
In contrast to previous research, scientists have found that habitat warming can reduce the diversity of species in marine environments, but increase speciation in freshwater habitats. – latest science and technology news stories
Defying frost and the cold with hormones
Plants cannot simply relocate to better surroundings when their environmental conditions are no longer suitable. Instead, they have developed sophisticated molecular adaptation mechanisms. Scientists at the Technical University Munich (TUM) in cooperation with the Helmholtz Center Munich and the University… – latest science and technology news stories
NASA sees Hurricane Matthew making landfall in Haiti
Hurricane Matthew made landfall in western Haiti during the morning hours of Oct. 4, and a NASA animation of NOAA’s GOES-East satellite covered the monster storm. – latest science and technology news stories
Soil microbes flourish with reduced tillage
For the past several decades, farmers have been abandoning their plows in favor of a practice known as no-till agriculture. Today, about one-third of U.S. farmers are no longer tilling their fields, and still more are practicing conservation tillage—using equipment that only disturbs the soil to a minimal… – latest science and technology news stories
Futuristic Dubai dreams of hyperloop transit tubes
A network of tubes whisking passengers across a country at close to the speed of sound may seem like a sci-fi pipe dream, but in the already futuristic city of Dubai it would fit right in. – latest science and technology news stories
How does your immune system react to nanomedicine?
Katie Whitehead, assistant professor of chemical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, has focused her research efforts on two clear objectives: treating and preventing disease. Her clinical-minded approach to laboratory research has recently led her to join forces with immunologists at the Indian…
Go Puck 6XR Portable Charger
A quick and capacious dual-USB output portable charger.
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Embedded Beings: How We Blended Our Minds With Our Devices
Like life itself, technologies evolve. So it is that the telephone became the smartphone, that near-at-hand portal to the information superhighway. We have held these powerful devices in the palms of our hands for the better part of a decade now, but there is a palpable sense that in recent years something…
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Wikileaks Is Making a Twitter ‘Army’ to Fight Against ‘Misinformation’
Wikileaks is forming a so-called “Task Force” made up of volunteers to fight back online against critics and correct potential factual inaccuracies about the site’s work, the organisation announced at a press conference in Berlin on Tuesday.“We are going to need an army,” Wikileaks’ editor Julian Assange…
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This Robot Takes Selfies and Gets Moody, Just Like Us
Deltu ECAL/Alexia Léchot from ECAL on Vimeo.Deltu the robot is just like us: It takes selfies, plays iPad games, and even gets a little moody. Deltu is an interactive delta robot, or parallel robot consisting of three legs connected via universal joints to the base. Delta robots are often used in factory…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Hurricane Matthew slams into Haiti with deadly force
Hurricane Matthew slammed into Haiti’s southwestern tip with howling, 145 mph winds Tuesday, tearing off roofs in the poor and largely rural area, uprooting trees and leaving rivers bloated and choked with debris.
Singularity HUB
A Computer Can Now Translate Languages as Well as a Human
Have you ever been in a situation where knowing another language would have come in handy? I remember standing on the platform at Tokyo Station watching my train to Nagano — the last train of the day — pulling away without me on it. What ensued was a frustrating hour of gestures, confused smiles, and…
Discover Magazine
‘Self-Eating’ Cells and the Future of Medicine
I am delighted that Yoshinori Ohsumi won this year’s Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. His pioneering work in yeast led to the discovery of genes and biological processes that are needed for autophagy. Autophagy (from the Greek for “self-eating”) is the mechanism by which cells break down and…
RT – Daily news
Black teen Carnell Snell had gun when killed by cops – LAPD release footage (VIDEO)
The 18-year-old Carnell Snell had a gun when he was shot and killed by Los Angeles, California police on Saturday, according to security camera video released by the LAPD. Snell is the third black man killed by police in southern California in five days. Read Full Article at
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Google baked its AI ‘Assistant’ into the new Pixel phones
The Pixel and Pixel XL may look new on the outside, but just like grandma says, it’s what’s inside that counts. Google has tweaked the underlying software that powers the Pixels, baking its AI Assistant directly into the phones and launching them wit…
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Google’s ‘Assistant’ is at the core of its new hardware
Google CEO Sundar Pichai kicked off today’s keynote by emphasizing the company’s shift in focus from “mobile first” to “AI first,” saying it wants to create a personal Google for each user. The company demonstrated the fruit of its efforts earlier th…
Google Pixel phones come with unlimited Google Photos storage
So Google just announced its new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. On paper, they look like they tick off all the boxes, but why should anyone consider them over an iPhone 7 or a Galaxy S7? Two words: Google Photos. The phones will come with unlimited photo and video storage at full resolution. SEE ALSO:…
TRiLIGHT Motion Activated Garage Light
A more efficient directional LED lightbulb alternative.
How-To Geek
How to Make Siri Announce Who’s Calling on iOS 10
Say you’re out for a jog. You’re in the zone, you’ve got your earbuds in, you’re listening to your tunes, your iPhone is strapped to your arm for safe keeping, and then someone calls you. Who is it, and more importantly, should you even answer?Click Here to Continue Reading
Google Just Tricked Hundreds of Thousands of People Into Listening to a Computer Science Lecture
Google Day! Aren’t you so excited about new phones? You know what’s more exciting than new phones? Computer science research.Read more…
Coolest Gadgets
Satechi Slim 4K Multi-Port Adapter is a digital accessory you need to have
When it comes to computer peripherals or digital accessories that are in the market, there are many different devices to choose from, but one particular name that we can all agree on which provides plenty of quality, it would be Satechi. Satechi’s latest arrival in the market is the Slim 4K Multi-Port…
“Architects still don’t understand how people live”
Comments update: the UK’s housing crisis became the hot topic this week, as readers reacted to Phineas Harper’s first Opinion column for Dezeen. (more…)
Big Think
The Woman Who Couldn’t Hear Music and the Woman Who Couldn’t Stop
Two strange Oliver Sacks stories about the mind and music from Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain.Read More
Digital Trends
Yahoo’s new Newsroom social app is ‘Reddit for the masses,’ exec says
Yahoo is getting social, and its vehicle? A new news-centric app called Yahoo Newsroom. The new core mobile app from Yahoo hopes to make it “easier to discover content relevant to you, and to participate in conversations around issues you are passionate about.” The redesigned app, which looks a whole…
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Geek Toys : Space Expedition Virtual Explorer
4-in-1 Interactive Discovery System. 4-in-1 Interactive Discovery System: it’s a planetarium, activity guide, VR experiences, and augmented reality, all in one! Journey through our solar system and learn about the wonders of outer space, virtually! $39.99
‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ gets Netflix release date, teaser trailer
LOS ANGELES — Netflix just got a little more unfortunate. The streaming service Tuesday announced Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events will debut on the platform on Jan. 13, 2017 (aka Friday the 13th). The show is an adaptation of a series of books penned by Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler)….
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Android Nougat 7.1 leans on the cloud for everything
Android 7.1 is coming. What’s so different with this version? According to a report by Bloomberg, pro camera effects, instant chat support and a feature that automatically offloads items from your phone to the cloud. You know, like the Nextbit Robin….
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Better Medicine Through Machine Learning | Suchi Saria | TEDxBoston
How can machine learning help your doctor take better care of you? Suchi Saria is a professor of computer science and health policy, and director of the Machine Learning and Health Lab at Johns Hopkins University. Her research is focused on designing data solutions for providing individualized care….
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Google’s Pixel phones will be available through Project Fi
Just as it did with its Nexus smartphones, Google will sell its brand new Pixel and Pixel XL via the company’s Project Fi mobile network. So although Verizon is the exclusive carrier partner, you’ll still be able to buy the phone unlocked (or with monthly installments) starting at $649. Monthly payments…
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Verizon is the exclusive carrier for Google’s Pixel phones in US
Verizon will be the exclusive US carrier for Google’s new Pixel phones. Google just announced the news on stage during its hardware announcement event in California. They will also be available on Project Fi. Verizon and Google have a long, tense history of working together with respect to Google’s…
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The Pixel will come in Quite Black, Really Blue, and Very Silver
With its newly revealed Pixel phones, Google didn’t settle for just black, blue or silver. The official colors for the Pixel and Pixel XL will be Quite Black, Really Blue and Very Silver, Google’s Sabrina Ellis announced onstage at today’s keynote. Really Blue will be available as a limited edition,…
Zoomable tree of all life on Earth
OneZoom is an interactive zoomable map of “the evolutionary relationships between the species on our planet”, aka tree of life. Browsing around is fun, but you’ll want to use the search function to find specific groups and animals, like mammals, humans, and mushrooms. The scale of this is amazing…there…
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TechRadar deals: The best Oculus Rift deals in October 2016
The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset has been years in the making, but it’s finally in stores, eagerly awaiting your face.Online retailers are now selling the finished version, complete with all the required cables, a compatible Microsoft controller and the Oculus Rift headset itself. The deals listed…
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Syria conflict: Russia sends missile system to Tartus base
Russia sends an S-300 air defence missile system to its naval base in the Syrian port of Tartus, amid growing tension with the US over the conflict.
Google kills ‘Now on Tap’ brand that never made much sense, anyway
Google apparently dumped its “Now on Tap” brand Tuesday in favor of something a bit more straightforward: Google Assistant.  Now on Tap, which is only a year old, allows Android users to get more detailed information about whatever’s on their screen by holding down their home button. The feature, which… news
David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz win 2016 Nobel Prize for Physics
Prize is awarded for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter news
Flash Physics: Shock-absorber proteins, US–Australian particle physics and superfluid mixtures
Today’s selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics
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Synthetic Clothing Is Polluting the Ocean (And Poisoning Us)
A new study conducted by England’s Plymouth University indicates that washing clothing made from synthetic materials is polluting waterways and poisoning our food chain. According to the study, laundering polyester and acrylic fibers causes heavy shedding of tiny plastic threads – as many as 1,363,000…
Google Unveils Pixel and Pixel XL, the First Phones It ‘Designed Inside and Out’
At an event on Tuesday, Google unveiled the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, the first phones “designed inside and out by Google.” Focusing less on the hardware, the company says the biggest selling point of the phones is Google Assistant, which will be available to users wherever they go. Both Pixels…
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Google’s Daydream View VR headset goes on sale next month for $79
Google has just unveiled the first headset for its Daydream VR platform: Daydream View, shipping in November for $79. Daydream View is both a consumer product and a general reference design for all future Daydream headsets, which Google hopes will proliferate next year. It’s the same device we saw as…
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Google launches Daydream with a new Harry Potter game
Google showed off its Daydream VR system for the first time today and with its debut came a better look at the games and content users will eventually be able to access. More than 50 Daydream apps are supposed to be released this year, with “hundreds” more coming after that. Google already listed several… Physics News
Study solves 50-year-old puzzle tied to enigmatic, lone wolf waves
Solitary waves called solitons are one of nature’s great curiosities: Unlike other waves, these lone wolf waves keep their energy and shape as they travel, instead of dissipating or dispersing as most other waves do. Physics News
Performance-enhancing… research? New measurement could help elite athletes
Canadian Olympic phenomenon Penny Oleksiak may be able to glide through the water even faster at her next Olympic Games, due in part to a new measurement tool invented by York University researchers. Physics News
More stable qubits in perfectly normal silicon
The power of future quantum computers stems from the use of qubits, or quantum bits, which do not have to be either 0 or 1, but can also be 0 and 1 at the same time. It is not yet clear on which technology these qubits in quantum computers will be based, but qubits based on electron spins are looking…
Apple releases iOS 10.1 beta 2 with Portrait camera for iPhone 7 Plus, second tvOS 10.0.1 & watchOS 3.1 betas
Apple has released the second iOS 10.1 beta which includes the Portrait camera for iPhone 7 Plus that applies a DSLR-like blur effect over photos using the dual lens system. iOS 10.1 beta 2 is available to registered developers. A public beta of iOS 10.1 for non-developers is also currently active….
L-Sits Are an Amazing But Brutally Challenging Way to Build Core Strength
The L-Sit is the motherlode of core exercises, and requires a combination of strength, flexibility, and control in your arms, shoulders, abs, back, and legs. They’re tough, and require some working up to, but they’re oh so good for you.…L-Sits are done by pushing… – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers say 2-D boron may be best for flexible electronics
Though they’re touted as ideal for electronics, two-dimensional materials like graphene may be too flat and hard to stretch to serve in flexible, wearable devices. “Wavy” borophene might be better, according to Rice University scientists. – latest science and technology news stories
The Latest: Google readies new phones, gadgets
The Latest on Google’s product event (all times local): – latest science and technology news stories
Novel 3-in-1 ‘Rheo-Raman’ microscope enables interconnected studies of soft materials
An innovative three-in-one instrument that allows scientists to correlate the flowability of soft “gooey” materials such as gels, molten polymers and biological fluids with their underlying microstructure and composition has been developed by scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology…
Google Wifi offers modular, customizable home networking
 Google revealed Wifi today – not the underlying tech, of course, but a ne

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