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TechCrunch
Evercar mashes up car sharing and ride hailing
 Say you’d like to make a few extra bucks by driving for ride hailing services Lyft and Uber or on-demand delivery services like Postmates, but your old car won’t pass muster with these companies. Or maybe you don’t want to put the miles on your personal car. Or maybe you don’t even have a car of your…
Reason.com Full Feed
Al Gore to Campaign For Hillary Clinton, Police Officers Attacked in Brussels, Protests Over Land in Ethiopia: P.M. Links
Al Gore will reportedly be hitting the campaign trail for Hillary Clinton. A new Massachusetts poll shows William Weld just three points behind Elizabeth Warren in a hypothetical 2018 matchup. A float in a farmer’s fair parade in Indiana depicted Donald Trump executing Clinton. The FBI secretly arrested…
Reason.com Full Feed
Rep. Charles Boustany, Accused of Patronizing Murdered Sex-Workers in Louisiana, Files Defamation Lawsuit Against Reporter
U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany (R-Louisiana) is suing author Ethan Brown and his publisher, Simon & Schuster, over a new book that claims Boustany was a client of murdered sex workers in Louisiana’s Jefferson Davis Parish. The book, Murder in the Bayou, was released in September and explores the unsolved…
Architecture Lab
The RIBA Stirling Prize at 21
The Stirling Prize at 21 is a 30-minute feature about the history of Britain’s top architecture award. The film revisits previous winning buildings to see how they look now The post The RIBA Stirling Prize at 21 appeared first on Architecture Lab.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
How Experian is turning big data into big dollars
At Experian DataLabs, a team of scientists is thwarting bad guys with math.
Digital Trends
Intel says its 600p solid-state drives live a good, long life
Solid state drives (SSDs) offer some real advantages over older spinning disk hard disk drive (HDD) technology. They’re significantly faster, quieter, and more power-efficient. SSD’s aren’t without their limitations, however. Intel’s 600p series was a case in point. While 600p SSDs were fairly well-received…
Uncrate
Stag
Mixing the modern and traditional in both its selection and architecture, Stag is a must-visit shop for any fashion-conscious man. Carefully curated, the products that sit upon their shelves include…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
Mashable
Rolling Stones tease music from first studio album in over a decade
You can’t always get what you want. Other times you get a brand-new Rolling Stones album, which the band teased with a short clip on Twitter.  The Stones haven’t released a new album since 2005’s A Bigger Bang, but they’ve been touring steadily. Keith Richards confirmed the band was recording the follow-up…
Slashdot
Nokia Makes a Play For 5G With Purchase of US Startup Eta Devices
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Nokia has signaled fresh commitment towards 5G infrastructure with the acquisition of Eta Devices — a small U.S.-based startup that specializes in improving power efficiency at base stations. The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based outfit has around…
Curbed National
New Ikea collection updates Swedish traditions for modern life
One for the green lovers In several recent limited edition collections, Ikea has looked to other cultures for inspiration, sampling, for example, the vivacious energy of Brazil and rich textures of India. For its latest limited edition release, however, the retailer is looking wholly inwards, reinterpreting…
Ars Technica
AT&T names 11 new metro areas for gigabit fiber Internet
Enlarge / AT&T’s fiber plans. (credit: AT&T) AT&T yesterday announced another 11 metro areas where it plans to install gigabit fiber Internet. So far, AT&T Fiber is available in 29 metro areas in the US, and another 38 (including those announced this week) are slated to get the service…
Newswise: SciNews
Beer Eases Final Moments for Euthanized Invertebrates, Study Finds
A scientist at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry sought a humane way to end the lives of snails in a laboratory. She found a dip in a few ounces of beer or a 5 percent ethyl alcohol solution sedates the snails. Then they don’t exhibit signs of physical distress during a terminal…
Newswise: SciNews
Impulsivity and Sensation Seeking Increase Risk of Alcohol and Drug Use among Youths
Adolescence can be a challenging time for both young people and their parents. Adolescents often face temptations to experiment with various substances and, unfortunately, this is the time when problem substance use typically begins. Vulnerability likely stems from at least two changes that occur during…
Newswise: SciNews
Alcoholism Worsens Insomnia, but There Is Hope
Individuals with alcohol dependence (AD) often have sleep-related disorders such as insomnia, circadian-rhythm sleep disorders, breathing-related sleep disorders, movement disorders, and parasomnias such as sleep-related eating disorder, sleepwalking, nightmares, sleep paralysis, and REM sleep behavior…
Latest Items from TreeHugger
These luminescent switch plates aim to reinvent light switches
These photoluminescent plates will illuminate light switches in the home for safety and convenience, with no extra wiring or electricity required.
Latest Items from TreeHugger
It’s National Walk To School Day. So why do so few kids do it?
It might be a more effective campaign if the streets were safer.
Reason.com Full Feed
Calif. Newspapers Warm to Pot Legalization, Thanks to Taxes and Regulations
When California considered legalizing recreational marijuana use back in 2010 with Proposition 19, the then-pioneering nature of the initiative rendered it pretty much radioactive to nearly every newspaper editorial board in the state. I should know; I was one of only a handful of editorial writers…
Deals
Thwart the Police With This $119 Radar & Laser Detector
Assuming it’s legal in your state, a good radar/laser detector can pay for itself over time, and this highly-rated Escort Passport S55 is on sale for just $119 on BuyDig’s eBay storefront, or nearly $40 less than Amazon.Read more…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
meticulous scale model of gaudi’s sagrada familia rendered using 3Doodler PRO
taking more than 350 hours and over 1,000 strands of 3Doodler plastic to complete, the miniature architectural model has been constructed in painstaking detail. The post meticulous scale model of gaudi’s sagrada familia rendered using 3Doodler PRO appeared first on designboom | architecture & design…
Mashable
Thanksgiving may no longer be ruined by Black Friday deals
Every year, Black Friday shopping hours seem to creep closer and closer to the time Thanksgiving dinner is still hot on the table. But, this year, the Mall of America is taking a stand against the trend. The country’s biggest mall will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, saying the day should be spent with…
Mashable
Amazon’s new shopping ‘wand’ isn’t as magical as it sounds
You probably know all about Amazon’s Dash buttons, the little physical buttons that you can press to re-order more of a specific item. They’re the lazy man’s ultimate shopping device. Because who can be bothered spending more than the time it takes to press a button on buying toilet paper? The Amazon…
RT – Daily news
Not a single NYPD officer wears a body camera
One of the reforms stemming from a federal court case on racial discrimination in the New York Police Department’s “stop, question and frisk” policy was a pilot program outfitting officers with body cameras. A report shows not one officer wears one. Read Full Article at RT.com
Next Big Future
US Army mounting combat lasers ranging from 2 kiloWatts to 60 kiloWatts on different sized trucks
The US Army has already experimented with a 10-kilowatt laser on a heavy truck, Boeing’s High Energy Laser – Mobile Demonstrator (HEL-MD), which could shoot down mortar rounds in flight. Lockheed is scaling up the truck-mounted laser to 60 kiloWatts, Boeing has scaled its laser down to 2 kW: still powerful…
The Verge – All Posts
Boeing CEO: the first people on Mars will arrive on a Boeing rocket
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is aiming to start a Martian colony within the next decade, but another rival CEO says his company will actually be the one to put humans on the Red Planet first. Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg recently answered questions at the “Whats Next” tech conference in Chicago, and when asked…
Cool Hunting
Goby’s Inexpensive Electric Toothbrush: Focused on the health of users, this brand wants us to pay more attention to our mouths
Founded by friends Claire Burke and Ben Goldberg, Goby’s main areas of focus are the health of users’ mouths and bank accounts. The duo both felt priced out of the electric toothbrush game and decided to create their own version. The result is…… Continue…
Macworld
Did Apple reschedule its earnings call so it could reveal new Macs?
Apple had set a date for its quarterly earnings call later this month, then that date mysteriously changed.Apple has rescheduled its FY16 fourth quarter earnings call to Tuesday, October 25. Originally, Tim Cook and company had planned to publicly share quarterly earnings with shareholders on Thursday,…
Gizmodo
Are Uber’s Self-Driving Cars Driving Like Asshats Around Pittsburgh?
Pittsburgh is Uber’s self-driving-car testbed, hosting the company’s “Advanced Technology Center” and dozens of its self-driving “pilot program” Ford Fusions. Now, according to website Quartz, there are reports of these self-driving cars causing all sorts of ruckus in the PGH.Read more…
Reason.com Full Feed
Free Trade Not Discussed at Veep Debate, Not Getting Much Needed Positive Play in 2016
There have been many troubling trends in the 2016 election, not least of which has been the shift to decidedly anti-free trade rhetoric from both major party presidential nominees. The topic, unfortunately, was not brought up by CBS’ Elaine Quijano, the moderator, and only came up twice in passing,…
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Neverending Story Leather Tablet Cover
Set your mass produced tablet apart from all the rest by placing it inside this Neverending Story leather tablet cover. It’s handmade from tan leather and decorated to look exactly like the iconic book from the beloved ’80s flick. Check it out $50.00
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Eyeball Popcorn Balls
Make your display of Halloween treats look creepier than ever with these eyeball popcorn balls. Each popcorn ball is handmade with gooey marshmallow, caramel, and then covered in a specially designed wrap that makes them look like bleeding eyeballs. Check it out $96.00
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Vandalism Starter Kit
Liven up your home’s drab decor with a little urban art using this vandalism starter kit. The work of prolific POPaganda contemporary artist Ron English is transformed into vibrant stickers you can peel off and stick anywhere you want. Check it out $12.95
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Smoke Ring Maker & Bubble Blower
Create perfectly formed smoke bubbles and rings that’ll impress your friends using this smoke ring maker and bubble blower. It comes with a special “Monkey Juice” solution ideal for forming huge billowy smoke-filled bubbles in an instant. Check it out $20.00
Slashdot
Judge Allows Small Businesses To Sue Credit Card Giants For Forcing Them To Adopt Chip Readers
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Computerworld: A federal judge has ruled it is plausible that four national credit-card companies improperly conspired “in lockstep” to set a deadline of Oct. 1, 2015 for requiring retailers to upgrade their technology to accept embedded chip cards for credit…
WIRED
Expect More Nasty Hurricanes Like Matthew as the Earth Warms
Scientists have pointed to Hurricane Matthew as the sort of fierce lashing that will become more common due to climate change. The post Expect More Nasty Hurricanes Like Matthew as the Earth Warms appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Typographic Trickery Shifts a Font from Paper to Pixels
Ace typographer Tobias Frere-Jones brings Retina, his iconic typeface, from stock listings to phone screens. The post Typographic Trickery Shifts a Font from Paper to Pixels appeared first on WIRED.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
When startups fail: What happens when the cash runs out
Silicon Valley has long lured ambitious entrepreneurs into shiny co-working spaces and startup accelerators, promising them the chance to create the next Google, Facebook or Uber.
Lifehacker
Ditch New Year’s Weight Loss Resolutions and Make a Pre-Holiday Resolution
The start of a new year is when many people make a resolution to eat healthier, exercise more, and lose weight. But a recent study suggests that most of that weight people plan on losing is actually gained during the holidays. Now’s the time to make a preemptive strike.According to the study, led by…
Digital Trends
Volkswagen Group creates yet-unnamed 13th brand to focus on mobility
The Volkswagen Group has announced plans to expand its portfolio by creating a 13th brand focused on mobility, e-mobility, and digitalization. “A great deal has changed at Volkswagen over the last 12 months. We want to harness this momentum. We are therefore making the new mobility services business…
Digital Trends
Sennheiser’s GSP 350 headset aims to tailor sound for each individual gamer
Earlier this year, Sennheiser released its flagship PC 373D gaming headset. That’s great for the gamer who spares no expense when it comes to maximum immersion, but not great for gamers on a budget. Sennheiser’s new GSP 350 gaming headset provides its fair share of features, but keeps the price a little…
Scientific American Content: Global
Great News for Rhinos, Pangolins, Parrots, Sharks and Chambered Nautilus
But the news isn’t quite so good for elephants or lions — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
9to5Mac
Apple inexplicably terminates developer account for popular developer app Dash, apps removed from App Store
For unknown reasons, the developer account associated with popular developer app Dash, a utility tool providing offline API documentation, has been terminated by Apple. Consequently, both Dash apps for iOS and macOS have been pulled from the respective App Stores, crippling the developer’s business…
Latest news
NBN launches second satellite Sky Muster II
After a 24-hour delay from poor weather, NBN’s second satellite has been launched to provide the Australian population living in regional and remote areas with high-speed broadband.
Lifehacker
Quickly Peel Tomatoes by Torching Them On a Gas Stovetop
If you want to peel a few tomatoes for a homemade sauce or batch of gazpacho, all you need is an open flame and those tomato skins will come off in no time.If you have a large batch of tomatoes to peel, blanching them en masse is more efficient. But if you only need to peel a few, J. Kenji López-Alt…
Archinect – News
A new beginning for Rosa Parks’ Detroit home
[Rosa Parks’ home] on South Deacon Street had become blighted and faced demolition in recent years, but its fortunes have since changed. The home’s facade has been removed and will be refashioned into a replica-style artwork that will be shown in museums across Europe…“She loved the city, but I don’t…
Computerworld
BrandPost: App Security in a Mobile World
As businesses strive to become truly digital enterprises, how people work has evolved in step. Mobile apps have become the new norm. As such, today’s IT organizations are tasked with supporting an increasingly mobile workforce (and customer base) with an experience that’s both productively seamless…
Digital Trends
SmartRazor is the heated razor that promises you a hot shave every morning
For the majority of men, shaving is a morning necessity. But it doesn’t have to be: under the right circumstances, having a shave can be something enjoyable, rather than a chore to get out of the way as quickly as possible. That’s where SmartRazor, a new project currently raising funds on Kickstarter,…
Techbargains.com
Sam’s Club Columbus Day Bicycle Sale – up to 55% off
Sam’s Club Columbus Day Bicycle Sale – up to 55% off
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Get up to $150 Back When You Spend $500 + Unlimited Cash Back
Get up to $150 Back When You Spend $500 + Unlimited Cash Back
Mashable
‘Racist’ Fox News piece blasted by Asian-Americans and people with basic sense of decency
This is not “gentle fun.” Earlier this week, The O’Reilly Factor sent Jesse Watters to interview people in New York City’s Chinatown, ostensibly to talk about the upcoming election.  SEE ALSO: The entire internet gasped at Mike Pence’s ‘Mexican thing’ comment What followed was pretty much every tired,…
The Verge – All Posts
Mark Zuckerberg says he’ll reveal ‘something new’ for Oculus tomorrow
Mark Zuckerberg might be ready to take the Oculus Rift and virtual reality to new applications beyond video games. This afternoon, Facebook’s CEO posted a photo of himself wearing the Rift (and Oculus Touch controller). “Getting ready to demo something new we’ve been building in virtual reality,” he…
RT – Daily news
Dakota Access Pipeline company and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s interests clash in court
Federal appeals judges lobbed tough questions at the attorney for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the government and the company constructing the Dakota Access Pipeline. There was no indication when the judges will rule on the injunction. Read Full Article at RT.com
CNET News.com
Ancient kangaroos didn’t hop and 15 other weird prehistoric animal facts – CNET
You haven’t lived until you’ve learned how much a woolly mammoth pooped.
PCWorld
Asus ZenBook 3 review: This MacBook clone is powerful but too faithful to the original
If you like to travel light, compromise is a way of life. We’ve seen a bounty of ultraportable laptops this year, and everyone of them has had to give at least a little on weight, price, hardware, or build quality.LG’s Gram 15 had that big screen and insanely low weight, but its keyboard and trackpad…
RT – Daily news
Sheriff’s deputy killed, another injured in shootout with burglars in S. California
One Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was killed and another was injured after responding to a burglary call in Lancaster, California. Nearby Antelope Valley College was placed on lockdown as police hunted for the suspect. Read Full Article at RT.com
The Verge – All Posts
US regulators open investigation into replacement Note 7 that caught fire
Federal regulators are moving quickly to investigate the replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 that caught fire on a Southwest Airlines flight today, with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission “moving expeditiously” to find out what happened. “CPSC is moving expeditiously to investigate this incident,”…
Mashable
5 years after Steve Jobs’ death, we still don’t have our next great visionary
In the waning days of September, just before the five-year anniversary of the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, a man in France walked into an Apple Store and began methodically smashing iPhones with a metal ball.  The casual destruction of the pricey devices — displayed as art, as Jobs, who died…
Digital Trends
Google’s first Tango phone, the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, will launch in November
Google had plenty to announce in the realm of virtual reality at its flashy San Francisco press event on Tuesday, where the Mountain View, California-based search giant took the wraps off a mobile headset for the masses. It is called the Daydream View, and it is an $80 wearable that relies on a compatible…
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Watch a Quantum Computing Expert Describe How the World’s About to Change
Quantum physics, with its descriptions of bizarre properties like entanglement and superposition, can sound like a science fiction fever dream. Yet this branch of physics, no matter how counterintuitive it seems sometimes, describes the universe all around us: As physicists have told often told me, we…
National Geographic News
Nuclear Weapons Tests Can Help Fight Elephant Poaching
Deals
Start Your PS4 Collection With a Slim Console and Three Games For $310
This PS4 Slim Uncharted bundle costs $10 more than buying the console by itself, but it comes with a copy of Overwatch (which you should definitely play!) and Star Wars Battlefront (which is definitely a game!). All things considered, that’s one of the best deals we’ve seen on the Slim to date.Read more…
National Geographic News
Nat Turner’s Slave Uprising Left Complex Legacy
National Geographic News
Enlisting an Army to Save a Forest
The Next Web
Wikileaks founder Assange reveals his next target: Google
Editors Note: This source of this piece is the stellar reporting of April Glaser and the awesome people at Recode. It’s with great regret that we forgot to credit them in the original as the source of the story. By now it should come as no surprise that Julian Assange isn’t a fan of Hillary Clinton….
The Awesomer
Awesome Ping Pong Finals
LinkThe final match of German league Borussia Dusseldorf’s Table Tennis Grand Prix turned into a funny and highly entertaining display of skill, thanks to the cooperation of finalists Stefan Fegerl and Kristian Karlsson. Things escalate at 1:45. More Awesome Stuff: Ping Pong CarnivalGolf Returns…
VentureBeat
How to build a beautiful chatbot when all you have is text
GUEST: As the world of applications marches steadily away from visual interfaces to chat interfaces, it would seem that we need an entirely new set of axioms in designing this next generation of interfaces. After all, what is the conversational equivalent of a shiny red button beckoning the user to a…
VentureBeat
eBay acquires Corrigon to add image recognition technology to its shopping experience
eBay announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Corrigon in a move to bring more image recognition into its online marketplace. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it’ll be the third such deal eBay has made for its structured data effort. “As we continue to evolve the eBay…
HiConsumption
A7 Fighter Jet by Juan Garcia Mansilla
A fighter jet concept that combines old school design and alien technology.
Lifehacker
Everlane’s City Jacket is All the Raincoat You Need
Everlane City JacketThe new Everlane City Jacket is a mid weight, water resistant top layer with a hood that stays on your head. Available in three colors with the blue being particularly good, the City Jacket has easy-to-adjust Velcro cuffs, snap closure hand pockets, and subtle-but-great detailing….
BBC News – World
Heartbreak and protest
Hong Kong’s Cantopop scene, famous for its syrupy and addictive power ballads, has turned to protest pop to reflect the city’s political struggles.
SlashGear
Tesla hit with age discrimination lawsuit from former engineer
Tesla Motors is being sued by a former engineer who claims he suffered discrimination — and was ultimately fired — because of his age. Thomas Flessner, age 69, was hired by Tesla in 2012 to work as a materials engineer at a company facility in Fremont, California. While there, Flessner’s lawsuit alleges…
TechCrunch
Creating a new architecture of government through tech and innovation
 The 2016 presidential transitions teams have the opportunity to build upon the innovation agenda of previous administrations to advance a culture of innovation that is supported and enabled by cutting-edge tech throughout government. Read More
RT – Daily news
Hundreds protest in Istanbul over raid & shutdown of pro-Kurdish TV channel
Hundreds of people have taken to the streets of Istanbul to voice their protest against a raid to shut down a major pro-Kurdish TV channel as part of Turkey’s controversial state of emergency. Read Full Article at RT.com
BBC News – World
Syria conflict: The children who to go an underground school
Children in eastern Aleppo have continued their studies in the bowels of their school, which was bombed three years ago.
TechSpot
Sony publishes full lineup of launch day (and beyond) PlayStation VR titles
Sony’s PlayStation VR platform will hit retail in just over one week. Review embargos lifted earlier today with the general consensus being that, while it’s not as powerful as the HTV Vive or Oculus Rift, it is easier to use and cheaper.
RT – Daily news
Loud fireball lights up the East Coast sky (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
People from Maryland to Québec may have seen an unusually large and loud fireball in the sky. The American Meteor Society received 510 reports of a fireball with a sonic boom. The fireball was likely an asteroid. Read Full Article at RT.com
Slashdot
New AI Is Capable of Beating Humans At Doom
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Den of Geek UK: Two students at Carnegie Mellon University have designed an artificial intelligence program that is capable of beating human players in a deathmatch game of 1993’s Doom. Guillaume Lample and Devendra Singh Chaplot spent four months developing a…
BBC News – World
Life under siege
Some 275,000 people are trapped in rebel-held parts of a city at the centre of Syria’s war – where do they get their food and are the children going to school?
io9
Be a Part of the Museum of Science Fiction’s Awesome First Take-Home Exhibit
The Museum of Science Fiction is building off the success of its Journal of Science Fiction by launching a new publication that’s less academic in nature: Catalysts, Explorers & Secret Keepers: Women of Science Fiction, an anthology highlighting the important roles women have played in scifi—be they…
RT – Daily news
Police fatally shoot machete-wielding man at University of Colorado
An unusual and deadly battle played out in the University of Colorado’s athletics department when a man began threatening people with a machete. The suspect was shot and killed by police when he refused to obey commands to drop his weapon. Read Full Article at RT.com
TechCrunch
The silent evolution of domain names
 The internet has come a long way since the first domain name was registered in 1985. Even longer when you consider it was only 1994 when a WIRED writer contacted McDonald’s to see if they were interested in registering mcdonalds.com, and, well, got nowhere. Indeed, the state of the domain-name industry…
CNET News.com
Apple named world’s most valuable brand (again) – CNET
Technically Incorrect: In Interbrand’s annual survey, Apple stays ahead of Google. Facebook, though, is the fastest-growing brand.
The Next Web
Tivoli Audio takes fight to Sonos with new ‘ART’ Wi-Fi audio system
Tivoli Audio is mainly known for its Bluetooth and FM radios featuring an old-school aesthetic, but it’s now shifting direction to take the fight to straight to Sonos. The company today unveiled its new ‘ART’ line of audio products, which stands for the very cheesy ‘Audio Reimagined Together.’ The devices…
WIRED
50 Years of Making Hydrogen Cars, and Still No One Cares
For all that time and money, the automaker has made effectively zero progress getting humanity to ditch fossil fuels for hydrogen. The post 50 Years of Making Hydrogen Cars, and Still No One Cares appeared first on WIRED.
Archinect – News
‘We are building our way to hell’: tales of gentrification around the world
My issue is not with areas being improved, it is how gentrification is about one demographic of our society changing an area for themselves and not for the benefit of everyone.Portland, US: ‘We are currently building our way to hell’“I am a 70 year old carpenter and I have seen more decay in the quality…
Digital Trends
Amazon’s Alexa can be your extra hands in the kitchen with ChefSteps’ Joule
Alexa gets to hang out with all the cool kids. Ford recently announced Amazon Alexa voice control system connectivity with three of its electric models. Now we learn that Alexa can take charge of ChefSteps‘ sous vide low-temperature water cooking appliance, Joule, according to Geek Wire. Cooking sous…
Mashable
Microsoft rolls out Xbox Arena feature, bringing esports to the masses
LOS ANGELES — Microsoft is bringing a bit of the esports tournament atmosphere to the home with Xbox Arena, a daily-tournament platform that could give it an edge over Sony in the competitive gang realm. Xbox Arena launched this week and will immediately begin hosting daily Killer Instinct tournaments….
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Watch the Advent of Deep Sea Mining Unfold With this Big Data Tool
The deep sea is the most mysterious realm on Earth, and remains virtually untouched by human activity.But this vast wilderness may soon experience a rude awakening. Over one million square kilometers of ocean floor, between 800 and 6,000 meters deep, have been earmarked for exploration by mining companies….
Vat19
Circuit Maze Logic Game
The positively fun electric puzzle challenge. The logic puzzle requires you to place and arrange the tokens on the board to complete a circuit and light up the LED. Buy here: https://www.vat19.com/item/circuit-maze-puzzle?adid=youtube Please subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/user/vat19com Hundreds…
Bustler News, Competitions and Events
News: Shigeru Ban, Studio Gang, Snøhetta and other big-name firms to compete for Arkansas Arts Center redesign
The Arkansas Arts Center is another step closer to finding the design architect of their new headquarters in Little Rock. Following a competitive RFQ, the AAC announced today a stellar lineup of five finalists:Allied Works (Portland, OR/New York)Shigeru Ban (New York/Paris/Tokyo)Studio Gang (Chicago/New…
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Obama hails ‘historic day’ as Paris climate accord set to take affect
A global agreement to combat climate change will take force after support from European nations sent the accord across an important threshold on Wednesday, prompting US President Barack Obama to hail it as a “historic day” for protecting the planet.
TechCrunch
Udacity open sources an additional 183GB of driving data
 On stage at TechCrunch Disrupt last month, Udacity founder Sebastian Thrun announced that the online education company would be building its own autonomous car as part of its self-driving car nanodegree program. To get there, Udacity has created a series of challenges to leverage the power of community…
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Shopify now lets you shop entirely from Facebook Messenger
Shopify, which helps small businesses hit the web with an attractive site and easy-to-navigate digital storefront, is taking things to the next level by allowing shops to sell directly through a new platform: Facebook Messenger.Though the service has had the ability to chat with customers via Messenger…
BBC News – World
US ‘strongly condemns’ Israel over new settlement plan
The US says Israel’s announcement of new West Bank settlement homes “undermines the pursuit of peace”.
Slashdot
Google Releases Open Source ‘Cartographer’
BrianFagioli quotes a report from BetaNews: Machine learning and vision are essential technologies for the advancement of robotics. When sensors come together, they can enable a computer or robot to collect data and images in real-time. A good example of this technology in real-world use is the latest…
PCWorld
Happy 25th once again to Linux, ‘the little OS that definitely could’
Aug. 25 may be Linux’s official birthday, but Oct. 5 is in many ways the day it began to make a real mark on the world. That’s when Linux creator Linus Torvalds officially released the first Linux kernel into the wild. “As I mentioned a month(?) ago, I’m working on a free version of a minix-lookalike…
io9
You Need To Get Out More, My Man
Luca Nemolato is a concept artist from Italy who hasn’t just worked in video games, but also on Hollywood movies like the new Independence Day, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Jupiter Ascending (see above) and The Hunger Games.Read more…
RT – Daily news
California man dies after police shoot him with Taser, victim’s brother arrested
A California man in his 60s has died after police subdued him with a Taser. Authorities say he verbally and physically assaulted officers. Police also arrested the victim’s brother, who they said threatened them with a handgun and barricaded himself in a house. Read Full Article at RT.com
FiveThirtyEight
Election Update: Maybe It’s Time For Ohio And Pennsylvania To Part Ways
Want these election updates emailed to you right when they’re published? Sign up here.Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 2 percentage points in Ohio, according to a new Monmouth University poll there. Not long ago, that would have qualified as a minor miracle for Clinton, who had trailed Trump by…
Latest news
Twitter sale to conclude before Q3 earnings report
The social media platform has said an acquisition deal will be confirmed by October 27, when its third quarter earnings report is due.
Scientific American Content: Global
Blinded by the Dark (Energy)
The path to understanding it begins with one question: Has it remained the same through the universe’s history?  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Scientific American Content: Global
The Latest Fossil Finds Make the Puzzle of Human Evolution Harder Than Ever to Solve
The latest molecular analyses and fossil finds suggest that the story of human evolution is far more complex—and more interesting—than anyone imagined — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Scientific American Content: Global
Device Can Read Emotions by Bouncing Wireless Signals off Your Body [Video]
EQ-Radio analyzes the signal reflected off a subject’s body to monitor both breathing and heartbeat — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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How Quantum Computing Could Change Cybersecurity Forever [Video]
Quantum scientist Michele Mosca will discuss security in the coming quantum age during a live Webcast tonight at 7 P.M. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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‘Donald Trump would be a disaster for this country’ – Bernie Sanders to RT
Bernie Sanders has once again warned against voting for Donald Trump, who as he told RT would be “a disaster” for the United States and he doesn’t want his grandchildren to live under Trump’s presidency. Sanders is trying to get millennials on Clinton’s side. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Most successful uterine transplant in US: Recipient shows promising recovery
The first successful uterus transplant from a living donor was performed by surgeons at Baylor University. After three previous unsuccessful attempts, the procedure seems to be the most successful by far and could achieve full functionality. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Color Passion: 30 Bold Painted Accent Walls
An accent wall is an amazing and easy way to make a statement, add flavor or even completely change the whole space. When it comes to choosing the right wall to highlight as an accent wall, and the best color to paint it, it helps to consider the room’s exposure, along with basic color theory. Warm…
Digital Trends
Dell refreshes the XPS 13 Developer Edition laptops with Kaby Lake processors
Senior Principal Engineer at Dell Barton George wrote in a recent blog the company unveiled a new version of its XPS 13 Developer Edition laptop in the United States and Europe. As a refresher, this laptop is the result of George’s Project Sputnik initiative to provide an Ubuntu-based solution to developers….
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‘We interpret every govt request’ – Yahoo responds to e-mail scanning revelations
Yahoo called the report that the company scanned its customers’ incoming emails “misleading.” This comes as new revelations about its cooperation with the government emerge. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Apple’s new ‘Orchard’ program aims to discover the next best marketing talent [U]
Update: The Orchard page has now been removed from Apple’s site and redirects back to Apple’s homepage. Apple has quietly created a new program called Orchard with the goal of seeking out the next best marketing talent. Job listings have been appearing gradually over the past few weeks for the program,…
Lifehacker
Ten Obvious Ways To Be A Better Driver
You probably think you’re a great driver. Studies show that most people think they are better drivers than everyone else. If everyone is better, than no one really is. Here’s ten techniques to master to make sure you actually are better than average, you special, special soul.The quick tips from Car…
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Israeli navy intercepts women’s flotilla protesting Gaza blockade
The Israeli navy has intercepted the Zaytouna-Oliva aid ship that was planning to break the decade-long blockade of the Gaza Strip to raise awareness, according to the initiative’s organizers and local media. Read Full Article at RT.com
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BUDIC adds pyramidal hipped-roof module to mexican house
the client’s aspiration to live in a french villa is used as a conceptual departure point in which the roof module is implemented to articulate spaces and façades. The post BUDIC adds pyramidal hipped-roof module to mexican house appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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How PlayStation VR is worse than HTC Vive and Oculus Rift
I got my hands on a PlayStation VR, and it is simultaneously delighting and frustrating me. I’ve already gone over how the device beats the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Now, it’s time to talk about where Sony has failed. PSVR is due out October 13 for $500. I’ve put some hands-on time with it, and I think…
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Washington state orders Valve to end ‘Counter-Strike’ gambling
For Washington state, it’s not enough for Valve to distance itself from gun skin gambling in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive — it wants the company to put an end to the practice. The state’s Gambling Commission has ordered Valve to “stop allowing t…
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Correction officers among 80 people indicted for running prison criminal enterprise
A federal grand jury has indicted 80 defendants, 18 them corrections officers, for running a massive criminal enterprise in Maryland state prison that involved sex, drugs and violence. The case involved so many defendants that hearings were held in three courtrooms. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Molotov cocktails & grenades fly at clashes between French police & Corsican nationalists
Dozens of masked nationalists took to the streets of Bastia, northern Corsica, throwing Molotov cocktails at police and setting garbage on fire to protest the trial of three fellow nationalists charged with attacking a sub-prefecture on the island. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Denver PD runs out of storage for confiscated pot, begs for more shelves
The police force in Denver, Colorado, has too much weed, so much it runs out of space to keep it and asks the state for money to build more shelves and hire more people. Although pot was legalized in Colorado, its cultivation has many legal limits. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Will autonomous microgrids drive IoT in smart cities?
The ability of microgrids to operate autonomously from larger grids could prove to be a major driver of Internet of Things (IoT) adoption in smart cities of the future. A recent Intel Grid Insights blog piece by Andres Carvallo discussed the pivotal role microgrids will play in smart cities of the…
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Architects need to be at the smart city table
As more cities start to look into smart, renewable, and pedestrian designs, architects must be available and willing to help the mission, said chairman of the Indian Institute of Architects, Sanjay Goel. Speaking at the Indian Institute of Architects Ludhiana Center (IIALC) for World Habitat Day, Goel…
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Therapeutic Adult Coloring Book to Reduce Anxiety and Stress
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Watch: How to survive in the wild by MacGyvering the gear in your camera bag
What are you to do when you’re out on a photo adventure deep in the backwoods and manage to get lost or stranded? Hopefully, you were prepared enough to bring an emergency kit. If you weren’t though, not all hope is lost — your camera gear could very well save your life. In a recent tongue-in-cheek…
Digital Trends
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey reportedly in dispute with board over possible takeover
On the first anniversary of CEO Jack Dorsey’s return to the company, a new report claims there is a clash at the very top of the Twitter hierarchy. Internally, the company’s leadership is reportedly at loggerheads over its future. Dorsey wants it to remain independent, but the Twitter board (and co-founder…
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Ariane 5, in 74th straight success, launches Australian, Indian telecom satellites
KUALA LUMPUR — Europe’s Ariane 5 heavy-lift rocket on Oct. 5 successfully placed telecommunications satellites for Australia and India into geostationary-transfer orbit. Both satellites were reported healthy in orbit by their builders. Operating from the Guiana Space Center, a French overseas department…
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The Bank of England Abandons Cryptocurrencies — For Now
Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssMoney and BanksMoney and BankingThe Bank of England Abandons Cryptocurrencies — For Now 0 Views The Bank of England recently announced that it will not be pursuing plans to introduce its own Bitcoin-style cryptocurrency in the near future. Speaking at…
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Hundreds of sex slaves rescued in international trafficking ring bust
A two-year investigation into an international sex-trafficking ring has led to arrests in the US and other countries. The ring targeted impoverished women from Asia who spoke little English, for whom their American dream was turned into a living hell. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Restoring the Allure of the Movie Theater
Filmmaker Douglas Trumbull has invented a super-immersive film format and projection technology in hopes of improving the cinematic experience. Now he needs to get the industry to pay attention.
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Blinded Kashmiri photojournalist: ‘Why was I targeted?’
Kashmiri photojournalist Zohaib Butt describes the day he was blinded in one eye while doing his job covering the worst unrest Kashmir has seen for more than a decade.
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EU launches new border force to stem migrant flow
The EU’s beefed-up version of its struggling border force goes into operation Thursday, as the squabbling bloc struggles to find a unified strategy to tackle its worst migration crisis since World War II.
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CIA claims it can predict some social unrest up to 5 days ahead
Back in March 2015, the CIA chief began setting up a new office, the Directorate of Digital Innovation, to integrate the latest tech into the agency’s data-gathering workflow along with boosting the country’s cyber defense. According to its director,…
TechCrunch
Prepaid card users will finally be protected from fraud and crazy fees
 If you’ve been out of touch with the FinTech market recently you may have missed how popular prepaid cards have become. This is especially true when it comes to “open-loop” cards, which are prepaid cards powered by a processor like Visa or MasterCard that can be used anywhere a credit or debit card…
Mashable
Wildlife sanctuary can be yours for free, if you’re willing to take care of it
It’s not everyday someone gives away their livelihood for free, but one wildlife sanctuary owner is ready to. Harry Kunz owns Eagle’s Nest Wildlife Hospital in Queensland, Australia and he’s after a successor who is not motivated by money, but is prepared to look after the two hectares of land and take…
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‘Get out of Canada’: Students angered, concerned after finding dozens of anti-Muslim posters
Muslim students at the University of Calgary say they’re feeling vulnerable after anti-Muslim posters making derogatory references to the Koran and the Prophet Muhammad were found on campus. The university says campus security will now be reviewed. Read Full Article at RT.com
Man of Many
It Might Get Loud – Ultimate Ears Turns the PartyUp
Picture an app that can simultaneously stream crowd-bumping music through four separate wireless speakers. Did you do it? Good. Now crank that up to 50 separate wireless speakers. Yes, 50 speakers playing music from the same source all at once–that’s what audio brand Ultimate Ears is delivering with…
Gear Patrol
Meet the Man Behind ‘Star Citizen,’ the Most Ambitious Video Game Ever
Chris Roberts is brilliant, boundary-pushing, and stubborn as hell. But that’s what it takes to make the most ambitious video game in history. …Read More »
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Which Streaming Device Should You Buy?
Throw away your cable box. It’s useless. …Read More »
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How to Winterize Your Outdoor Furniture
Outdoor furniture is an investment. Here’s how to keep it safe through the winter. …Read More »
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The Watch News You Missed This Week
Zenith and Land Rover collaborate on a new chronograph, Vacheron unveils 10 new watches and Patek Philippe celebrates 40 years of the Nautilus. …Read More »
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Deals of Note: October 6, 2016
How to save on a JanSport backpack, a Ben Sherman crew-neck sweater and a Philips Sonicare electric toothbrush. …Read More »
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Today in Gear: October 6, 2016
A military-inspired duffle, a limited-edition denim line, a pair of headphones with 50 years of innovation and much more. …Read More »
Jetson Green
New and Much More Affordable Solar Power System
Fitting a home with a solar power system is still very cost-prohibitive for many, but a new startup project could change all that. The company SunCulture has come up with the so-called SolPad solar panels, which have the battery integrated into them. Such a system would cut the overall costs of installing…
MakeUseOf
The 5 Best Hacks for Your Amazon Dash Buttons
Amazon’s Dash Buttons were initially thought to be an April Fool’s joke since they were announced around April 1, 2015. However, they’re quite real, and since release they’ve become an easy way to re-order common household products with the touch of a button. With a little work, Dash Buttons can actually…
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These 3 Discounted Security Services Will Give You Peace of Mind
You shouldn’t have to spend a lot of money to keep yourself secure, and you won’t have to with these deals! Sticky Password Premium Lifetime Subscription ($29.99) With the frequency of major hacks and security breeches, using a weak password and just remembering it isn’t an option anymore. You need a…
Dezeen
Tom Dixon launches first range of office furniture
British designer Tom Dixon has launched his first collection of office furniture, which includes a minimalist lamp and a workstation based on archetypical Victorian school desks. (more…)
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Optus and Nokia announce 5G collaboration
Optus will take part in the ‘global race’ for 5G through a new partnership with Nokia, which will see the companies kick off a 5G prototype trial next year.
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Stunning animated game helps teach endangered Aboriginal language
Words are the binds that keep communities together, but many of Australia’s First Languages are rapidly being lost. When combined with new technologies, however, they can be preserved and spread in entirely new ways. Before colonisation, there were hundreds of social groupings among Indigenous Australians…
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UChicago Site of Radiocarbon Dating Discovery Named Historic Landmark
It was while working in the Kent Laboratory building in the 1940s that Prof. Willard Libby and his UChicago associates developed radiocarbon dating–an innovative method to measure the age of organic materials. Scientists soon used the technique on materials ranging from the dung of a giant sloth from…
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Symposium Promotes Versatile, Vital Pulse Crops
International Year of Pulses highlights role of sustainable crops, nutritious foods
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Declassified: 18 things you didn’t know about the USAF stealth program – CNET
This is how the B-2 Stealth Bomber, F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II avoid detection from enemy radar and infrared.
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Stanford simulator predicts brain swelling to guide surgeons
Surgeons have been cutting out parts of the skulls of patients suffering from brain trauma for a very long time. But a new simulation tool developed by a team of researchers for Stanford U and the University of Oxford will help make the procedure a l…
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Colombia’s Santos meets rival Uribe in race to save FARC peace deal
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Wednesday peace with the FARC rebels is “close,” but his top opponent demanded an overhaul of a “weak” deal rejected by voters in a referendum.
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Bright, roomy tent-hammock is at home on the ground or in the trees
Dual-purpose hammock-shelters have been all the rage lately, with new debuts like the Crua Hybrid and Flying Tent hitting crowdfunding sites over recent months. While versatile, those shelters, and predecessors like the Lawson Blue Ridge and Clark Mark2, are compact, single-person camping/backpacking…
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The sleep tracker that wakes you every 3 minutes to help you sleep better
If a partner or a pet kept waking you up three minutes after you fell asleep, you’d be kicking them out of bed pretty quickly, but a new sleep tracker does just that, with the goal of training insomniacs to fall asleep faster. Based on research out of Australia’s Flinders University, Thim is…
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In Pictures: Ushering in the new at the 2016 Paris Motor Show
The 2016 Paris Motor Show played host to some incredible concepts and design studies, but there were also plenty of vehicles that will appear in showrooms before too long. Along with a gaggle of long range electric vehicles, the show also served as a launchpad for a Korean revolution, led by…
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‘Smashed cranes’ slow aid flow to Yemen: UN aid chief
Riyadh (AFP) Oct 5, 2016 “Smashed cranes” at Yemen’s rebel-held Hodeida port are hindering the entry of relief supplies to ease a deteriorating humanitarian crisis in the war-torn country, the UN aid chief said Wednesday. On a visit to Saudi Arabia, Stephen O’Brien told reporters that aid flow…
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Samsung’s bio-drug unit to raise $2 bn in upcoming IPO
Seoul (AFP) Oct 5, 2016 Samsung’s drug-manufacturing unit plans to raise as much as $2.0 billion in November with what looks set to be South Korea’s third-largest initial public offering (IPO). Samsung Biologics, a contract manufacturer of biotech drugs for global pharmaceutical firms, had announced…
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Clever fish keep cool
Port Aransas TX (SPX) Oct 06, 2016 Ocean warming is occurring at such a rapid rate that fish are searching for cooler waters to call home. A group of international scientists has new evidence that coral reef fish – which struggle to adapt to the warmer ocean temperatures brought about by global climate…
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Typhoon Chaba leaves six dead in S. Korea
Seoul (AFP) Oct 6, 2016 South Korea cleaned up Thursday after Typhoon Chaba lashed its southern coast with powerful winds and heavy rains that triggered flash floods and left six people dead and four missing. The violent storm passed over the southern tip of the Korean peninsula on Wednesday,…
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Evacuations in coastal US as Matthew rolls on Bahamas
Miami (AFP) Oct 6, 2016 The United States began evacuating coastal areas on Wednesday as Hurricane Matthew churned toward the Bahamas, after killing at least 14 people in the Caribbean in a maelstrom of wind, mud and water. Haiti’s presidential election, scheduled for Sunday, was postponed after…
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US to deport ex-navy chief drug trafficker to Guinea-Bissau
New York (AFP) Oct 5, 2016 A former Guinea-Bissau navy chief convicted of drug trafficking in the United States is likely to be released from prison in early 2017 and returned to his country, US authorities said Wednesday. Jose Americo “Bubo” Na Tchuto was sentenced Tuesday by Judge Richard Berman…
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Which cropping system is best for the environment
Aarhus C, Denmark (SPX) Oct 06, 2016 Early sown winter wheat, where the straw is removed every second year and used in biorefining, is the best of six different cereal cropping systems with regard to total environmental impact. What is the best cereal cropping system if you look at the big…
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Hurricane damage forces Haiti to delay voting yet again
Port-Au-Prince (AFP) Oct 6, 2016 The Haitian authorities have postponed presidential and legislative elections originally set for Sunday because of the havoc caused by Hurricane Matthew, election officials said Wednesday. The impoverished Caribbean nation’s last elections, in 2015, were canceled…
Brain Pickings
When Debate Is Futile: Bertrand Russell’s Remarkable Response to a Fascist’s Provocation
“The emotional universes we inhabit are so distinct, and in deepest ways opposed, that nothing fruitful or sincere could ever emerge from association between us.” “To approach someone else convincingly you must do so with open arms and head held high, and your arms can’t be open unless your head is…
Brain Pickings
How Libraries Save Lives
One woman’s story of how a bookmobile transported her away from a deadly life and toward her human potential. “Knowledge sets us free, art sets us free. A great library is freedom,” Ursula K. Le Guin wrote in contemplating the sacredness of public libraries. “If librarians were honest, they would say,…
Architizer
River Structures
At the end of an existing single-lane unpaved road cut into a hillside near Juliaetta, Idaho, the clients wanted to create a live work space for their winery and vineyard preserving the most ideal exposure and soil for grape production.
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Flight Germania ST6256 from Dusseldorf to Tel Aviv declares emergency, lands in Munich
A Germania airlines plane traveling from Dusseldorf to Tel Aviv landed in Munich after a medical emergency occurred on board, the airline has confirmed. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Anker RoboVac 10 Self-Docking Robotic Vacuum Cleaner $199.99
Anker RoboVac 10 Self-Docking Robotic Vacuum Cleaner $199.99
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Bern-made laser altimeter taking off to Mercury
Bern, Switzerland (SPX) Oct 06, 2016 University of Bern’s Laser Altimeter BELA has been successfully tested during the last weeks and the last components will be delivered to ESA on 5 October. The first laser altimeter for inter-planetary flight to be built in Europe is part of the ESA BepiColombo…
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DarkLight enables visible light communication in the dark
Dartmouth, UK (SPX) Oct 05, 2016 With the rise in wearables such as smartwatches and fitness trackers that rely on smart sensors, and the continued popularity of smartphones, smart devices are taking our country by storm. Wireless data for such devices is typically beamed through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth,…
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Orbital CRS-5 launching hot and bright science to space
Houston TX (SPX) Oct 06, 2016 Orbital ATK is scheduled to send new science experiments to the International Space Station in early October on its sixth Commercial Resupply Services (CSR) mission. The Cygnus spacecraft will blast off from Wallops Island, Virginia atop an Antares rocket, carrying supplies…
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NASA begins tests to qualify Orion parachutes for mission with crew
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 06, 2016 NASA successfully kicked off a series of tests Sept. 30 to qualify Orion’s parachute system for flights with astronauts, a milestone that will help the agency safely return crew to Earth from deep-space missions. In the skies above the Arizona desert, a C-17…
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Are planets setting the sun’s pace?
Dresden, Germany (SPX) Oct 06, 2016 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…
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Northrop Grumman to procure long-lead items for Triton drone
Washington (UPI) Oct 3, 2016 Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. has received a $49 million U.S. Navy contract modification for work relating to the MQ-4C Triton drone program. The modification covers procurement of long lead components, materials, parts, and associated efforts in support of the program….
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T-Mobile chief says he will award one lucky Twitterer with trip to Mars
T-Mobile CEO John Legere has come up with a creative way to celebrate Twitter hitting the 3-million threshold by setting up a huge contest promising to give away a trip to the red planet if Legere’s own tweet promoting the cause scores a million retweets. Read Full Article at RT.com
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NYT: Yahoo reworked its malware scanner for email surveillance
Following a Reuters report that in 2015 Yahoo scanned customer emails for US surveillance, the New York Times has followed up with details from anonymous sources of its own. Although Yahoo responded a day later claiming the initial report was “misleading,” the NYT sourced unnamed government officials…
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Mini ‘Pepper’ robots start new jobs in Taiwan
A shiny new cohort joined the workforce in Taiwan Thursday—a troop of mini robots all going by the name “Pepper”, enlisted to entertain customers and give them the hard sell.
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Calling all nanotechnology-empowered superheroes
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National Nanotechnology Day Is October 9th
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The delicate power of soft materials
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Manufacturing microspheres
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A tropical paradise grows inside this multigenerational home in Singapore
Like many traditional Asian homes, the 1,494.7-square-meter Cornwall Gardens is a courtyard house where the main rooms of the home open up to a central outdoor space. Cornwall Gardens’ courtyard features a large swimming pool, waterfall, and Koi carp pond, all ringed by natural rocks and green foliage….
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Brickbat: They Got Some Crazy Little People There
Steve Woolfolk, director of public programing at the Kansas City Public Library, is facing a charge of interfering with an arrest after attempting to keep an off-duty police officer from removing a patron from the library. The library was hosting a Truman and Israel Lecture by former diplomat Dennis…
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Survey: 2/3 of Americans don’t think presidential campaign addresses their most important concerns
Americans remain just as frustrated and angry about the election in the last six weeks of the 2016 presidential campaign as they were in May when the primaries were drawing to a close. In the latest national poll conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, the public says…
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Samsung to ‘review’ split plan, shares hit record high
Samsung Electronics responded warily Thursday to a proposal by US hedge fund Elliott Management to split the South Korean tech giant into two companies but markets cheered the plan, sending its shares to a record high.
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Research group confirms white shark nursery off Long Island
A privately funded great white shark research group has confirmed the waters off Long Island’s Montauk Point are a “nursery,” a first in the study of great whites in the northwest Atlantic Ocean, the organization and other leading scientists say.
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Climate treaty ratified in race against the clock
The historic Paris climate pact dashed across the ratification finish line Wednesday to diplomatic cheers.
ArchDaily
Welcome to Futureland – Volume #49: Hello World!
The automatic workers: Lift AGVs with ARMG and STS cranes at the APM Terminals terminal in Maasvlakte 2, Rotterdam (© APM Terminals). Image Courtesy of Volume The FutureLand Express departs once daily—three times on Sunday—in front of FutureLand, the information center of the latest extension…
Popular Mechanics
The iPhone SE is the best phone
In the wake of Google’s new hardware releases, I have something to say to big G: too little, too late. I am and will always be an Android fanboy. From visits to the LEAF offices in Fourways to update the software on a low-end HTC to actual tears when my Motorola Atrix screen became unresponsive,… The…
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The Naim Uniti simplifies hi-fi audio by acting as an all-in-one wireless hub
Naim Audio is, like most of the best audiophile companies, a small outfit producing super high-end gear at dear prices and building up fan loyalty through a fanatical commitment to over-engineering. Its latest product line is called the Uniti and keeps up that pedigree while making it somewhat more attainable,…
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Luxury auto designer Henrik Fisker says he’ll unveil a new all-electric car in 2017
Legendary automotive designer Henrik Fisker is returning to the industry, with plans to unveil a new premium all-electric car in 2017. Speaking to Bloomberg, Fisker said the vehicle would be a “spiritual successor” to the Fisker Karma hybrid launched in 2011. The Karma cost upwards of $100,000 and sold…
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Spanish agency to probe Facebook/WhatsApp data swap deal
Spain’s data protection agency says it will investigate whether the recently announced exchange of personal data between WhatsApp and Facebook meets Spanish data protection legislation.
Cool Tools
Music Stand Light
They finally made the ideal music stand light. As a middle-aged professional musician (pit orchestra, big band, latin music, etc) my first priority is a light that’s bright enough – this model by Mighty Bright does the trick. Do not mistake it for the light output of their popular two-pronged model,…
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A brand loved by designers may have created the best looking tablet ever
Wacom has revealed a new range of powerful tablets complete with stylus (which the company calls ‘mobile computers’ to stress that power) aimed at the likes of artists and CAD pros.The MobileStudio Pro slates come in 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch flavours all of which run Windows 10 and are driven by Intel…
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Technique mass-produces uniform, multilayered particles
Microencapsulation, in which a tiny particle of one material is encased within a shell made from another, is widely used in pharmaceuticals manufacturing and holds promise for other areas, such …
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Moley takes to Seedrs to crowdfund future kitchens with robotic chef arms
 The notion of a kitchen with a built in robot chef capable of whipping up a lobster bisque at the push of a button sounds like something out of Futurama. But it technically exists — at least as a demo prototype. UK startup Moley Robotics has been working on the concept for several years now, starting…
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Novel method creates important industrial chemicals simply, cheaply
A Washington State University research team has used a simple, common industrial process in a new way to create chemicals used widely as fuel additives and as feedstock for plasticizers, detergents, lubricants and cosmetics.
RT – Daily news
IMF: Global debt rises to all-time high $152tn
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has raised concerns over ballooning global debt that has reached 225 percent of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP), which could lead to financial crises. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Decoding of Tarsier Genome Reveals Ties to Humans
Tarsiers – tiny, carnivorous primates – are our distant cousins, according to scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis who sequenced and analyzed the tarsier genome. Their findings place tarsiers on the evolutionary branch that leads to monkeys, great apes and humans.
New Scientist – Online news
Auto ‘finprinting’ identifies individual sharks as they migrate
An AI system that uses the unique contours of a shark’s dorsal fin as a biometric could help keep tabs on them as they move around the world
New Scientist – Online news
Mars-like ice rediscovered in Hawaii volcano, but might not last
Ice was mysteriously found below the crater of Hawaii’s Mauna Kea 50 years ago, but was soon forgotten. Alice Klein joins a search for clues to ice on Mars
New Scientist – Online news
Children with fatal muscle disease walk after drug breakthrough
Scientists have cracked the biggest obstacle to using “antisense” therapies that have the potential to treat several disorders including Huntington’s and Alzheimer’s
New Scientist – Online news
Basic common sense is key to building more intelligent machines
An unfashionable old technique that helps modern artificial intelligences grasp our world could make them more versatile and better at communicating with us
New Scientist – Online news
Thousands of animals flock to annual party hosted by starlings
A seasonal bounty of food brings together an unusual menagerie of species all gathering under the trees where starlings nest in tropical Australia
The Next Web
Twitter might sell itself in less than a month
Following a disappointing second quarter (PDF) in which Twitter’s profits came in lower than expected on its $602 million of revenue for Q2, the company is reportedly looking to sell itself – and fast. According to Reuters’ sources, the company is looking to close a deal by October 27. They noted that…
New Scientist – Online news
Male fertility treatment seems to pass infertility on to sons
A study of some of the first children conceived using the ICSI technique suggests that, as adults, they have lower sperm counts than boys conceived naturally
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Rimac’s electric bike can go 150 miles on a single charge
Rimac has revealed a new electric bicycle that is just as impressive as its LaFerrari-killing, million-dollar Concept One supercar, in its own way. With a massive 3kWh battery, the Greyp G12H can go up to 240 km (150 miles) on a single charge, making…
Cool Hunting
Buy: Infuser Water Bottle
Crafted by a barista, this vessel is double-walled and can keep liquids hot for 12 hours or cold for 22 hours. But more than a regular water bottle, the Barista Bottle comes complete with an infuser, so you can brew tea (hot or cold) and infuse your…… Continue…
Digital Trends
Sensory announces a wake word solution for Amazon Alexa devices
Sensory, a Santa Clara, California-based software company, doesn’t often find itself in the limelight. It’s typically content to let its solutions speak for themselves. The firm, which has been developing computer-driven voice technologies like speech recognition, speech and music synthesis, and speaker…
RT – Daily news
Germany considering European sanctions against Russia over actions in Syria – report
A push to slap more European sanctions on Russia is being considered in Berlin due to Moscow’s actions in Syria, a person familiar with the deliberations told the Wall Street Journal. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
‘20 killed’ in suicide bomb attack at Syrian refugee camp, ISIS claims responsibility
A suicide bomb attack on a refugee camp in Syria has taken at least 20 lives, sources told Turkish media. Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) claimed responsibility for the terrorist act. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Lenovo has a plan to stay at the top of the PC market
It seems as if Fujitsu could be on the verge of selling its PC division to Lenovo, a move which would bolster the latter’s lead as the biggest computer manufacturer, helping it stay ahead of second-place vendor HP Inc.Fujitsu span off its PC business back in February, and has been mulling options since…
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Android 7.1 will only bring Google Assistant to Pixel owners
If you’d expected the upcoming Android 7.1 upgrade to bring with it Google’s new AI technology, you’re going to be disappointed.Unless you have a Google Pixel or Pixel XL, the Android 7.1 update won’t bring with it support for Google Assistant.Android 7.1’s changelog was found by Android Police, which…
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Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease can be detected from keyboard use
The second most common neurological disorder in the world is Parkinson’s disease. About 60,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with it every year. There’s no cure, but it’s possible to treat the symptoms if they’re closely monitored.Unfortunately, that can be difficult – the limits of the health…
Fast Company
What Stops Workers From Going Freelance
According to a new survey by Freelancers Union and Upwork, 81% of workers say they would consider freelancing. So why don’t they? According to a new survey by Freelancers Union and Upwork, 81% of workers say they would consider freelancing. So why don’t they?Freelancers love to…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Is Zika the real cause of microcephaly in Brazil? New study raises questions
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Architizer
Designing the Future: How Hong Kong Rethinks Space for Learning
Hong Kong is defined by superlatives. As the world’s fourth most densely populated sovereign state, the autonomous territory balances one of the highest per capita incomes in the world and severe income inequality across its seven million inhabitants. The Special Administrative Region also holds…
BBC News – World
South Korea launches earthquake text alerts
People near earthquakes receive warnings sent directly to their phones, but only if they speak Korean.
BBC News – World
Al-Shabab ‘kills Christians’ in Kenya’s Mandera town
Militant Islamist group al-Shabab says it has killed six Christians in north-eastern Kenya in an attack aimed at forcing them out of the region.
RT – Daily news
Russia-France trade begins to recover
Trade between Russia and France rose by almost six percent in the first seven months of this year to $6.9 billion, according to the Russian Ministry of Economic Development. Read Full Article at RT.com
BBC News – World
Syria war: IS bomb kills rebels at Turkey border crossing
At least 29 people, mostly rebels, are reportedly killed in a bombing claimed by so-called Islamic State near Syria’s border with Turkey.
CNET News.com
Amazon wants to help bring voice activation to non-Echo gadgets – CNET
Sensory, which focuses on voice recognition, teams up with Alexa’s creators to make it easier for third-party developers to create voice-activated devices.
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Travelers: Keep your data secure by using a virtual private network
Even when your goal is to get away from it all, sometimes necessity requires that you stay in touch with the outside world. This can take a lot of forms: chatting with your loved ones on FaceTime, shuttling project files between your iPad Pro or MacBook and an employer’s private server on the other…
Computerworld
AT&T’s coming SD-WAN services will tap into FlexWare
Software is beginning to simplify one of the hardest kinds of networking: wide-area networks that link up an enterprise’s remote sites, branch offices, and data centers. Now AT&T is getting in on the game. On Wednesday, the carrier announced AT&T Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN),…
The Next Web
Why this little-known app is the coolest way to track your life
After my friend and ex-colleague, Owen Williams, showed me this little-known life tracking app, I became instantly addicted to logging everything I do. Gyroscope is the love-child of a website and an iPhone app, letting you track different aspects of your life, then presenting the data collected in beautiful…
Slashdot
Yahoo Scan By US Fell Under Foreign Spy Law Expiring Next Year
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: A Yahoo operation in 2015 to scan the incoming email of its customers for specific information requested by the U.S. government was authorized under a foreign intelligence law, parts of which will expire next year, two U.S. government officials familiar…
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Trouble in the Bamboo after Pandas Dropped from Endangered List
The iconic animal’s status change by an influential conservation organization triggers controversy in China — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
RT – Daily news
Major Brexit court challenge could declare Article 50 plans undemocratic, illegal
The government is to face a major legal challenge to its Brexit policy next week when ministers will be accused of bypassing democracy if it triggers Article 50 without parliamentary consent. Read Full Article at RT.com
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1Voice Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds Go Perfect With The New iPhone 7
Haven’t you heard the news? Wireless earbuds are officially the future. If you don’t want to get caught left behind, then you’ll want to invest in your … Read More
inStash
One:Night Is A Must-Have App When Traveling
Not an obsessive planner? Most of us guys aren’t. That being said, knowing where you’re going to sleep at night when you’re away from home is always … Read More
Lifehacker
The Case for Vacationing In a Smaller, Non-Tourist City
I recently went on a trip to Cleveland, a city I can honestly say I’ve never even thought of as a travel destination, and there’s a reason for that: it isn’t one. I had a great time, though, and it made me realize that smaller, non-touristy cities are actually awesome for travel.Popular cities are filled…
PCWorld
What do Pixel phones mean for Google’s Android partners?
Now that Google has declared itself a hardware company, designing its smartphone line from the inside out, should its partners be worried?
WIRED
KEF and Porsche Design Team Up to Build Seriously Stunning Audio Gear
They certainly aren’t cheap, but KEF’s new noise-cancelling headphones, Bluetooth speaker, and wireless earbuds should sound as gorgeous as they look. The post KEF and Porsche Design Team Up to Build Seriously Stunning Audio Gear appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
This New Form of Parking Enforcement Sucks. Like, Actually Sucks
Imagine how you’d feel finding a six square foot block of yellow plastic splayed across your windshield, rendering it impossible to see a thing. The post This New Form of Parking Enforcement Sucks. Like, Actually Sucks appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Why It’s So Hard to Get Solar in Florida (That’d Be the Sunshine State)
To make solar panels affordable, many rooftop solar users sell excess electricity back onto the grid. But not all states allow for that. The post Why It’s So Hard to Get Solar in Florida (That’d Be the Sunshine State) appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Afghanistan’s Got Karaoke Bars and Bowling Alleys Galore
Even in a country plagued by war for the past 30 years, people still want to have fun. The post Afghanistan’s Got Karaoke Bars and Bowling Alleys Galore appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Inside the 737 Test Plane That Boeing Beats the Bejesus Out Of
Before airlines can cram you into the new 737 MAX, Boeing’s got to prove it’s airworthy in just about any situation. The post Inside the 737 Test Plane That Boeing Beats the Bejesus Out Of appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
American Schools Struggle to Keep Online Fights From Turning Physical
With the help of social media, virtual fights turn physical in American schools. The post American Schools Struggle to Keep Online Fights From Turning Physical appeared first on WIRED.
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How to recycle and reuse an old hard drive
Remove the old hard driveThe unthinkable has happened: your external hard drive has suddenly stopped working. You’ve checked the cables and power adaptor but your Mac or PC can no longer see it. In this project we’ll look at how you can rescue your disk from a failed drive enclosure or even a set top…
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A close up tour of large-scale wind energy
At 100 meters in diameter, wind turbines really are getting monstrously large. So what do they look like close up?
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4K virtual reality headsets now possible with Sharp’s latest IGZO display
Display manufacturers have been shifting their focus over the past decade. Each generation of smartphone had ever higher screen resolutions, and then we reached 4K and we stopped caring so much. All new […]
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
The cost of solar power has fallen 25% in just five months
The future is looking sunny for solar as the clean, renewable energy source gets cheaper. And fast. In just five months, the cost of solar has plummeted an incredible 25 percent. “We’re still learning how to further reduce the cost of solar cells and other components, as well as operation and…
The Next Web
4 ways technology enables and empowers salespeople
No matter how quickly technology advances, many of the core philosophies of a successful sales strategy will never change. Knowing the customer and their pain points, being able to coherently explain your value proposition, and nurturing strong relationships will allow you to build a robust sales culture…
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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Have More in Common Than You Think (New at Reason)
Supporters of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump like to present their preferred candidate as the polar opposite of the other, with Clinton supporters painting her as a lifelong public servant and Trump backers touting his status as a brilliant businessman and job creator. But, Andrew Napolitano argues…
Mashable
How one telecom company is solving a big problem with prepaid phones
It’s hard for prepaid users to strike the balance of data usage and available minutes spent. They may run out of data before using all of their talking time, or vice versa. They also have to keep track of any bonus cards purchased, so the process can become even more complex.  This is inconvenient, but…
BBC News – World
China’s bright future
The majority of Chinese people are hopeful that their living standards will improve, that corruption is being cleaned up and that their country’s power is rising, a survey says.
Acquire
Incase has all your luggage needs covered with their new VIA collection
Minimalist yet functional luggage for both carry-on and check-in travelers.Photo: IncaseWhether you’re a one-bagger or like to check in with all your gear, Incase will definitely have something for you in their new VIA collection. The luggage comes in five sizes, from a briefcase style carry-on all the…
The Next Web
Shazam’s new Lite app for Android is faster at IDing songs than anything else out there
I love song identification apps like Shazam and SoundHound, but found them too slow for my liking: By the time I launched one of them and got it to start capturing audio around me, the sound was often drowned out or the track had ended. That’s why I’m glad Shazam has launched a new lightweight music…
RT – Daily news
‘Alive & kicking’ Al-Qaeda poses ‘very direct threat’ to UK – Defense secretary
A resurgent Al-Qaeda poses a growing threat to the West as Islamic State is driven out of its strongholds, British Secretary of Defense Michael Fallon and security experts told media. They warn its branch in Syria, Al-Nusra Front, may be planning attacks. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
As many as 44 Afghan troops go missing while on US military training visits – Pentagon
In an effort to find illegal work and settle permanently in America, at least 44 Afghan troops visiting the US for military training have gone missing since January 2015, Pentagon officials said. It raises concerns about procedures for such programs. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
Only 1% of Russians believe their country was complicit in MH17 disaster
Ninety-nine percent of Russian citizens don’t think their country was in any way responsible for downing the MH17 passenger jet in eastern Ukraine in 2014, with half inclined to believe that the Ukrainian military was the guilty party. Read Full Article at RT.com
Digital Trends
Hands-on: Marbotic Smart Numbers toy
The importance of interactivity in modern learning is well established, and it fits neatly with the new wave of educational apps and games. But there’s a growing sentiment among many educators and parents that the rise of electronic gadgets and educational software has swept away the tactile toys of…
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Microsoft Surface battery life: New updates again hit Surface Pro 4, Book power issues
Amid speculation about a possible Surface all-in-one launch, Microsoft has delivered updates to improve battery life on some existing Surface models.
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Beware the Midas touch: How to stop artificial intelligence ruining the world
If we have any hope of controlling AI systems, we need to clearly tell them what they should and shouldn’t do, warns expert Nick Bostrom.
Computerworld
7 ways you’re leaking leverage
7 ways you’re leaking leverageImage by Computerworld / ThinkstockLeaking leverage in negotiations is a lot like leaking oil in a car — you won’t really notice it has happened until it’s too late. Vendors nearly always have an information advantage when it comes to negotiations. They are experts at gathering…
Lifehacker
Pick the Perfect Wristwatch For Your Style With This Guide
There aren’t a ton of fashion accessories for men, but the wristwatch stands out as a distinct way to accent your look. If you know what to look for, you can also get a timepiece that will last for ages.Read more…
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In the Dark about Dark Matter
Recent disappointments have physicists looking beyond WIMPs for dark matter particles — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Bank tests AI chat bots to deal with customer questions
IBM Watson-powered bots will be able to answer basic questions, and may soon be able to tell if you are unhappy or frustrated.
Dezeen
Richard Clarkson disguises Bluetooth speaker as levitating indoor cloud
Designer Richard Clarkson has created a small, remote-controlled cloud for the home that plays music and flashes while hovering a few centimetres from the ground (+ movie). (more…)
Modern Interior Design & Furniture – Decoist
25 Awesome Painted Pumpkin Ideas for Halloween and Beyond!
It is that time of the year again when fall brings along with it many amazing hues and also ushers in the first frenzy of a wonderful festive season which stretches into winter. And as always, it is Halloween that kicks it all off with a hint of spook, some tacky motifs and parties that are filled with…
Fast Company
The Follow-Up Email Every Job Seeker Needs To Know How To Write
You can do much more than just get your name back at the top of a hiring manager’s inbox. You can do much more than just get your name back at the top of a hiring manager’s inbox.Fact No. 1: After you’ve interviewed for a job, hiring managers don’t always get back to you in the…
TechCrunch
Watch Autoblog’s conference around mobility right here
With Cruise and Waze and Uber and Comma and Otto and Tesla and all the rest, it’s clear that the automotive world is on the edge of a dramatic cliff. Things are about to change and fast. It’s why we heavily featured mobility companies a few weeks back at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. And it’s why Aol’s Autoblog…
BBC News – World
Syria conflict: Eastern Aleppo faces ‘total ruin’ in two months
Rebel-held eastern parts of the Syrian city of Aleppo may face “total destruction” in two months, with thousands killed, the UN says.
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Researchers find citrus species that produce repellent against huanglongbing
Huanglongbing is considered the most destructive citrus disease in the world, present in 17 percent of orange trees in São Paulo State, Brazil. A new strategy for combating the vector of the bacterium that causes huanglongbing, also known as greening, has emerged from the discovery that three citrus…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Study predicts next global dust storm on Mars
Global dust storms on Mars could soon become more predictable—which would be a boon for future astronauts there—if the next one follows a pattern suggested by those in the past.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
New insights into early terrestrial planet formation
Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology have demonstrated that the relatively high levels of precious metals (gold, platinum, etc.) in the Earth’s mantle likely originated from one large-scale planetary impact prior to the formation of the Earth’s crust. This implies that the early Earth was a more…
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Research team uses beamtime at the CLS to examine the adhesive made by the Eastern oyster
By examining the materials created by one creature, oyster adhesive, Dr. Rebecca Metzler and her team can contribute to the large task of rehabilitating marine habitats along the Atlantic, Eastern and Gulf of Mexico coasts.
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New optical biosensor can diagnose infections in few seconds
Russian scientists have developed a new laser technology for fabricating novel optical biosensors that are capable of identifying infectious diseases in seconds. The device reveals harmful bacteria and viruses by means of infrared light and can find wide applications in large transport hubs, such as…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Exoskeleton gets disabled people back on their feet
Thanks to an exoskeleton developed at EPFL, people with paraplegia can stand up, walk and even climb steps. The prototype will be put to use this coming Saturday at the 2016 Cybathlon, the sports competition for disabled athletes who use assistive technologies.
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Environmental scientist discusses transformation of U.S. energy
Headlines focus on international agreements, sea levels, melting ice, and superstorms, but climate change is most of all an energy problem. Burning fossil fuels to power our cars and heat our homes produces carbon dioxide that transforms the atmosphere into a greenhouse, trapping heat that otherwise…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
People view funny co-workers as competent and self-assured, study says
After “attractive,” few compliments are more universally welcomed than “funny.” But being deemed hilarious or witty is more than just a personality trait that can win you more friends. If used successfully, humor also can boost your status at work, persuading others that you’re both more confident and…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
NASA-produced maps help gauge Italy earthquake damage
A NASA-funded program provided valuable information for responders and groups supporting the recovery efforts for the Aug. 24, 2016, magnitude 6.2 earthquake that struck central Italy. The earthquake caused significant loss of life and property damage in the town of Amatrice.
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Researchers study effects of infidelity on long-term relationships
Both men and women in committed relationships cheat for a number of reasons, despite overwhelmingly condemning the action, according to recent surveys. In a new study, a team of Penn State researchers explored the prevalence of infidelity and its effects on both married and cohabitating couples.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Process turns wheat flour into CO2-capturing micropores
Researchers have shown how a process for the “carbonization” of wheat flour creates numerous tiny pores that capture carbon dioxide, representing a potential renewable technology to reduce the industrial emission of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
TechCrunch
Formula E grows, gains cred
 This morning, Faraday Future Dragon Racing unveiled its livery for the third season of the Formula E all-electric open-wheel racing series in Hong Kong. The car’s black-and-white fade pattern echoes the Faraday Future logo, though the company says the design takes its cues from an electromagnetic wave….
9to5Mac
Former NSA staffer demonstrates Mac malware that can tap into live webcam and mic feeds
Security researcher and former NSA staffer Patrick Wardle is this afternoon demonstrating a way for Mac malware to tap into live feeds from the built-in webcam and microphone. His presentation is being delivered at the Virus Bulletin conference in Denver later today. Although any unauthorized access…
ArchDaily
Leong Leong + JCJ Architecture’s New York Community Center is Inspired By Interweaving Hands
© JCJ Architecture | Leong Leong JCJ Architecture and Leong Leong have unveiled their design for the Center for Community and Entrepreneurship, a new mixed-use community building for the non-profit organization, Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE), which will be located in Flushing, Queens,…
The Wirecutter
Dear Wirecutter: What’s the Best Simple Universal Remote for Seniors?
Q: I came to this page looking for the “ultra simple” use case. My mom has a Roku, a TV, and a cable box, but she’s really not savvy enough to juggle three remotes. A Harmony remote was my first thought, but what I really wanted was a simple approach, something as close to the 12-button Roku remote as…
Scientific American Content: Global
Pay for Success: How “Impact Investing” Can Make Government Services Better
A new funding concept proves you can combine societal impact with financial returns — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
SlashGear
VelociRaptor 6×6 concept can be yours for $295,000
The Standard Ford Raptor truck is a beast on its own, but if you want much, much more than what the factory can offer, you need to take your ride to Hennessey. The Hennessey crew can take a normal Raptor and turn it into the VelociRaptor 6×6 you see here. The price for the transformation is $295,000…
Macworld
If you upgrade to two-factor authentication, you can’t log in to your Mac with an iCloud password
A few releases of what was then called Mac OS X, Apple added an option that seemed a convenient way to reduce the number of passwords you had to remember. While setting up a system (or later via the Users & Groups system preference pane), you could opt to use the password for your iCloud account…
RT – Daily news
Passengers vent fury after being weighed by Hawaiian Airlines
Two American Samoan businessmen filed complaints with the US Department of Transportation after they were weighed before boarding a flight from American Samoa to Honolulu. Read Full Article at RT.com
Lifehacker
Watch Out for “Paltering” Techniques to Spot a Lie Hidden With the Truth
Figuring out when someone’s being honest can be exhausting. Doubly so during an election year. To stay on your toes, watch for a technique called “paltering” that uses true statements to distort your perceptions.As business site Harvard Business Review explains, paltering occurs when a person—like a…
WIRED
Let’s Put the Water Back on Top of Antarctica
How much energy would it require to move 1 meter depth of water from the ocean to the top of the Antarctica ice sheet? The post Let’s Put the Water Back on Top of Antarctica appeared first on WIRED.
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Downloads: Download of the day: PDF24 Creator
Download of the day: PDF24 CreatorYou don’t need to buy costly premium software to make your own PDFs – just download PDF24 Creator and you can convert virtually any document into the format. It uses a virtual printer driver, enabling you to export PDFs from any program with a print function.You can…
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We shouldn’t trust health studies that let people report what they ate
Every time I read a health study that trusts people to report what they ate, I want to throw the paper in the trash. People are not to be trusted, and self-reporting is inaccurate to the point of nearly being useless. I know this from personal experience: I was part of a two-year, nationally funded weight-loss…
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Pick Up a Pair of Men’s New Balance 311 Sneakers for $31, Today Only
Whether you think sneakers are “fashionable” doesn’t matter much, especially when a great pair of comfortable ones are only $31. Thanks to Amazon’s Gold Box on the New Balance 311, if you’re in need of a sneaker that doesn’t do much in terms of active lifestyle, but does in terms of your outfit, this…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
A tropical paradise grows inside this lush Singapore home
Like many traditional Asian homes, the 1,494.7-square-meter Cornwall Gardens is a courtyard house where the main rooms of the home open up to a central outdoor space. Cornwall Gardens’ courtyard features a large swimming pool, waterfall, and Koi carp pond, all ringed by natural rocks and green foliage….
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
New hunting ban in Romania protects large carnivores
In a surprise move Tuesday, the Romanian government banned all trophy hunting of brown bears, wolves, lynx, and wild cats – a move that will protect the largest population of carnivores in Europe. This is a massive shift for the country, which has seen hunting quotas grow year by year since its acceptance…
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The smart home may not be a thing, but the smart kitchen might be
Here’s one room in the house that might benefit from a bit more tech.
RT – Daily news
Megadrought: Study warns US Southwest ‘virtually certain’ to run bone-dry by 2100
The American Southwest has surely seen some drought, but things may turn sour, or should we say ‘even drier’? Scientists from Cornell University say there’s a high chance that a decades-long ‘megadrought’ is coming by the end of this century. Read Full Article at RT.com
Mashable
Scottish Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey readmitted to hospital
The Scottish nurse who contracted the Ebola virus while in Sierra Leone in 2014 has been readmitted to hospital under police escort.   SEE ALSO: UK Ebola patient moved to London as two more tested in Cornwall and Scotland Pauline Cafferkey, 40, was taken from her home in South Lanarkshire at about…
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Strip Cladding
Hand selected for texture and color, each natural stone Strip Tile creates an exceptional surface. With a finished look of a solid stone wall, the versatile arrangement options offer endless potential to design incredible installations. The natural highlights of our Strip Tile produce an amazing…
CNET News.com
Refugees taught me a lesson in making people feel welcome – CNET
Commentary: For Road Trip, reporter Katie Collins went to Germany to watch refugees welcomed with tech. She didn’t expect the refugees to be welcoming her.
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Inside Germany’s repurposed buildings that house refugees (pictures) – CNET
Barracks, airport hangars, a former town hall and a four-star hotel all play a role in sheltering refugees.
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Turns out you don’t need to be on Verizon to buy Google Pixel – CNET
Google describes its upcoming Pixel phones as a Verizon exclusive in the US. But it doesn’t mean what you think it means. Here’s how to get it unlocked.
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Philips and Dubai unveil world’s most efficient LED bulb
One of the many benefits of LED light bulbs is that they use much less energy than conventional incandescent bulbs. Thanks to a research partnership with the municipality of Dubai, Philips has developed a range of LED bulbs that are claimed to reduce electricity consumption by up to 90 percent…
Reason.com Full Feed
Prosecutorial Misconduct is Now a Felony in California
Along with signing a major asset forfeiture reform bill last week, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law making it a felony for prosecutors to intentionally withhold evidence. Under the new law, prosecutors who alter or intentionally withhold evidence from defense counsels can face up…
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Study offers insight into detecting multiple hackers
Security efforts to combat hackers usually focus on one method of attack, but computer scientists at UT Dallas have developed a strategy more effective at tackling various types of attacks.
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Research to keep elephants in captivity on their feet
New research from The University of Queensland could help elephants in captivity enjoy longer, more comfortable lives by detecting foot disease earlier.
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Student discovers extinct plague locust specimens
While organizing drawers of unidentified grasshopper specimens at the Cornell University Insect Collection (CUIC), something caught the eye of Brandon Woo ’19.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Identifying dim companions of intermediate-mass stars
An international team of astronomers using the Subaru Telescope and led by a graduate student member of SOKENDAI (The Graduate University of Advanced Studies, Japan) has discovered companions circling “intermediate-mass” stars. These are stars that are heavier than the Sun and the companions were thought…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Futuristic Dutch community features 50 out-of-this world spherical homes
Although it might look like the set of a science fiction film, this neighborhood in the Netherlands was built by humans for humans. Dutch artist and sculptor Dries Kreijkamp designed this unusual apartment community, dubbed the Bolwoningen (“ball” or “bulb”). Built in 1984, the residential development…
Scientific American Content: Global
More People Than Ever Are Migrating Because of Strife
Violence and disaster are increasingly forcing people to flee inside their own country — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Scientific American Content: Global
Meet the Ancient Reptile that Gave Rise to Mammals
Cynodonts, which looked like scaly rats, roamed Brazil 235 million years ago  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Why the Heck Does This Hummingbird’s Face Look Like a Shiny Purple Octopus?
Man, this Costa’s hummingbird legitimately looks like it has a shiny purple baby octopus attached to its face like the facehugger in Alien. I mean, look at how wacky it looks, it almost seems as if the octopus was digitally slapped onto the face. But it’s not. It looks that way because male Costa’s hummingbirds…
Lifehacker
Learn Ten Essential, Advanced Photoshop Features From This Video
Photoshop is so full of powerful features that even professionals may not always be able to keep up. This video demonstrates a ton of uncommon yet powerful techniques that you might not have heard of before.Many roundup tutorials like this teach you basics like they’re revolutionary. In contrast, the…
TechSpot
Google, Disney, Apple won’t bid for Twitter; stock plummets almost 10 percent
The last few weeks have been awash with claims that several large companies are showing an interest in buying ailing social network/news site Twitter. The prospect of an acquisition sent the company’s share price soaring, but it seems this may have been slightly premature: all of the former suitors are…
Mashable
India collaborates with Facebook to get more people to vote
Facebook will soon start nudging Indians to get out of their house and cast a vote.  In a first of its kind initiative in India, the country’s Election Commission has partnered with Facebook to get more people, especially the young demographic, to participate in 2017 Legislative Election. Five states…
Digital Trends
Exilong watering system lets you forget about watering your plants — forever
Dreams of home ownership usually do not include figuring out landscape irrigation systems. That is probably a good thing, because the average irrigation system can bring otherwise competent and confident people to tears, or worse. Manuals seem only to add to the confusion. The usual solution is to hire…
Digital Trends
Wacom’s MobileStudio Pro Is a graphic tablet and a Windows 10 PC in one
Wacom has announced a new graphic tablet that is actually a full-fledged Windows 10 PC boasting some impressive specs, including a 4K display, up to 16GB of RAM, and options for Intel’s Core I7 and Nvidia’s Quadro Graphics. The result is a graphic tablet that can handle heavy professions 2D, 3D, and…
PCWorld
Fujitsu considers selling its PC business to Lenovo
Lenovo may be about to grow its share of the shrinking PC business again: Japanese IT conglomerate Fujitsu is considering selling its PC manufacturing business, and Lenovo may be the buyer, Fujitsu said Thursday.As part of a strategy to focus on core activities, in February Fujitsu spun out its PC business…
Mashable
Tortoises eating pumpkins are your new autumn inspiration
Forget the PSL: these Galapagos tortoises are celebrating the San Diego Zoo’s 100th birthday with a far more classic autumn treat. By that, we mean they are gnawing at pumpkins with all the power and precision they can muster. Easy, guys! It’s a marathon, not a sprint. Gnaw gnaw gnaw gnaw. Don’t…
SlashGear
What the Google Pixel means for the future of Android
By all accounts, the new Pixel smartphones “Made by Google” should be the Android smartphone that the Android faithful should be rooting for. Though the design choice might be a bit debatable, the Pixel boasts of features, not to mention a price, on par with this year’s flagship models. It does, in all…
New Scientist – Online news
Two million urged to evacuate as hurricane Matthew approaches US
The hurricane is expected to gather extra strength ahead of making landfall along the east coast of the US this week
PopTech Blog
Vanessa De Luca on getting out the vote and the importance of humility
This year marks our 20th anniversary in bringing together people from all over the world to explore the ideas, people, and projects that are shaping the future. The countdown is officially on, and we can’t wait to welcome these wildly talented speakers into the PopTech community. Until then, we’ll give…
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After 15 Years, Afghanistan Intervention a Failure: New at Reason
There is a perverse symmetry on display in Afghanistan right now. Fifteen years ago, American warplanes bombed targets there, beginning an offensive against the Taliban government and al-Qaida precipitated by the 9/11 attacks. This week, they were in action once again. There was, of course, a big…
Reason.com Full Feed
Where Voters Are Likeliest to Legalize Marijuana in a Month
A month away from Election Day, it seems likely that California will join the four other states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use. Every poll taken so far this year indicates that most voters favor Proposition 64, a.k.a. the Control, Tax, and Regulate Adult Use of Marijuana Act, with…
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IBM, Microsoft, Oracle beware: Russia wants open source, sees you as security risk
And even Russian software products could be banned from government agency IT systems if they’re built on US-made software platforms.
Mashable
This Amazon Fire HD 8 punches above its price
There is virtually nothing special about Amazon’s latest tablet, the Fire HD 8. It’s a wide-screen, 8.4-inch x 5-inch by 0.4-inch thick, 12-ounce device, that ticks off all the boxes for above-average entry-level tablets. It should not be mentioned in the same breath as the thinner, lighter and significantly…
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Professors recommend improvements for domestic, substance abuse survivors based on experiences volunteering in shelters
Surviving domestic violence is a harrowing ordeal on its own. For those who spend time escaping abuse in shelters, they often find additional challenges navigating the system, especially if substance abuse is involved in some way. A University of Kansas professor has co-authored three studies detailing…
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Hydrogen-powered passenger ferry in San Francisco Bay is possible, study says
Nearly two years ago, Sandia National Laboratories researchers Joe Pratt and Lennie Klebanoff set out to answer one not-so-simple question: Is it feasible to build and operate a high-speed passenger ferry solely powered by hydrogen fuel cells? The answer is yes.
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Hydraulics is a key driver of microbial life in streams and rivers
In streams and rivers, bacteria, algae, and other microorganisms form tight-knit communities that feed the ecosystem, drive its biodiversity, and purify its water. These communities exist in several forms, swimming freely, clumping together, or as biofilms that attach to rocks and other surfaces. For…
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Researchers create non-invasive sleep research system for mice
A company founded by two University of Kentucky professors, Signal Solutions LLC, has successfully created a complete system for collecting and analyzing sleep/wake data in laboratory rodents.
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Video: NASA’s SDO watches magnetic arches tower over sun’s surface
Massive arches of solar material brighten and stream over an active region on the sun’s surface in this animation of imagery captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, on Sept. 29, 2016.
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TESS mission will provide exciting exoplanet targets for years to come
NASA’s search for planets outside of our solar system has mostly involved very distant, faint stars. NASA’s upcoming Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), by contrast, will look at the brightest stars in our solar neighborhood.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
One reason so many scientific studies may be wrong
There is a replicability crisis in science – unidentified “false positives” are pervading even our top research journals.
The Gadget Flow
TiBe Connect – The World’s Smartest Button
TiBe Connect is a smart button to simplify your daily life. From finding your lost keys, smartphones, bags, to taking a selfie, playing your favorite playlist, switching your lights on, you can do a lot with TiBe Connect in your everyday life. You can customize each TiBe according to the things that…
The Gadget Flow
AIRBLOCK – The Easiest Programmable And Convertible Drone
Airblock is not only a drone but a hovercraft! Change from a drone to a hovercraft with just a few simple modifications, and play on any terrain. You can control the Land and Sky! Airblock uses simple visual programming, a programming language utilizing graphic elements rather than text. Through visual…
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SIMpro – SIMplify The Way You Connect: Anytime, Anywhere!
SIMpro is one device to control multiple SIM cards, phones, and data connection. With SIMpro you never need to switch SIM cards or phones again. It comes with a Dual-SIM adapter having a data connection that can manage two active numbers via an exclusive iOS App in a fashionable and stylish way. It can…
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Ecomo – The World’s First Bottle That Tests & Filters Water
Ecomo is a smart bottle that helps you get rid of contaminants. Fill the Ecomo Smart Bottle with any water source, either from your home faucet, a nearby water fountain or even from a stream. Test out the contaminants in your water simply with a shake. Make sure to secure the top before shaking the bottle….
TechCrunch
Munchery is getting into the corporate lunch game
 It’s not like there’s a shortage of lunch options for corporate employees, but that’s not stopping on-demand food startup Munchery from testing its luck with corporate lunch delivery. Today, Munchery will start delivering lunch to office employees in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and New York….
Reason.com Full Feed
A.M. Links: Hurricane Matthew Heading for Florida, Clinton vs. Trump, Abortion Ban Rejected in Poland
How Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are preparing for Sunday night’s presidential debate. Hurricane Matthew is expected to hit Florida tonight. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been hospitalized and is undergoing heart tests. President Barack Obama’s approval rating currently stands at 55…
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Protect Your Valuables With This $20 Fire-Proof SentrySafe
Everyone and their mother should own a small fire-proof safe to protect important documents and valuables in an emergency, and the popular SentrySafe 500 is down to $20 on Amazon today. That’s about $8-$14 less than usual, and within a few cents of the best price Amazon’s ever listed.Read more…
ArchDaily
OMA Releases New Renderings of their Axel Springer Building in Berlin
Courtesy of OMA OMA has released new images of their design for Axel Springer’s business and digital division, in Berlin, Germany. One of the largest digital publishing houses in Europe, Axel Springer officially launched the project to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the company’s publishing…
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New optical biosensor can diagnose infections in few seconds
Russian scientists have developed a new laser technology for fabricating novel optical biosensors that are capable of identifying infectious diseases in seconds. The device reveals harmful bacteria and viruses by means of infrared light and can find wide applications in large transport hubs, such as…
Phys.org: Physics News
New method to differentiate molecules could yield faster and cheaper medicines
In a scientific first, a team of researchers from Macquarie University and the University of Vienna  have developed a new technique to measure molecular properties – forming the basis for improvements in scientific instruments like telescopes, and with the potential to speed up the development of pharmaceuticals.
FiveThirtyEight
A Handful Of Cities Are Driving 2016’s Rise In Murders
Last year’s dramatic rise in the number of murders appears to be continuing in 2016 — but at least so far, this year’s increase is slower than last year’s and is more concentrated in a few big cities.Last month, the FBI released data showing that the estimated number of murders rose 10.8 percent nationwide…
FiveThirtyEight
I Let A Company Scan My Naked Body To Get The Perfect Suit
I was barefoot and naked when the cameras came for my data.In a makeshift room no bigger than a phone booth, standing on a plush carpet that had hosted who knows how many naked men before me, I could see the vertical array of cameras surrounding me on six or eight sides. I stood where I was told, put…
FiveThirtyEight
Significant Digits For Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news.I’ll be live at New York Comic Con this afternoon for ABC Live, check us out noon onwards. $4.57Average cost of an out-of-network ATM fee in the U.S., making this the tenth consecutive year of increases. The…
io9
How to Build Your Own Private Netflix
Movies and TV shows come and go on Netflix on a regular basis, which means you might be half way through your favorite flick when it gets yanked from the service. The solution? Buy all your own content and set up your own private cloud-based streaming service you can get at from any computer or device.Read…
RT – Daily news
Nobel Laureate Stiglitz predicts eurozone disintegration should Italy walk away
Italy and other countries may leave the eurozone in the next few years, predicts Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz. He blames the euro and German austerity for the stalled European economy. Read Full Article at RT.com
The Gadget Flow
Chipolo Plus – The World’s Loudest Bluetooth Tracker
Chipolo is a colorful Bluetooth tracker that helps you find things you care about in seconds with an easy-to-use app, available for iPhones and Android phones. You simply need to attach, drop or stick Chipolo to the things you care about and make them ring when you get close. With 90 decibel melody,…
The Gadget Flow
Kuicut – The Ultimate Handy Power Cutter & Tool
The Kuicut is a beautifully designed and powerful cutting tool that is cordless and comes with a fixed battery. It operates with a 7.2V Samsung battery and carries a lifetime of approximately 25,000 times of cutting. The powerful cutting tool is light on weight, about 1.2 Kg and is a highly portable…
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Diamond nanothread could prove priceless for manufacturing
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Do androids dream of folding laundry? Robots take center stage at CEATEC Japan 2016
Remember Rosie, the humanoid maid from the 1960s cartoon The Jetsons? Well, it looks like we might not have to wait till 2062 to see a droid like her in the – er – flesh, if the exhibits at this year’s CEATEC are anything to go by. From pint-sized bots such as Toyota’s much-talked-about Kirobo…
Physics News
The incredible shrinking particle accelerator
Digital Trends
Green revolution: AI helps identify crop disease with a simple smartphone
Food security is threatened by many things. In some regions, climate variability causes droughts that make vital resources scarce. In others, political turmoil creates logistical blockades for farming, harvesting, and shipping produce. But, practically everywhere, plant disease can wipe out entire crops…
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Sharp’s super-crisp screens are what we need for next-gen VR
Mobile VR is great, but there’s plenty of room for improvement, particularly when it comes to screen resolution – and Sharp has just given us a look at virtual reality’s future with a new prototype display.The small 2.87-inch screen, which was spotted by PC Watch at Japan’s CEATEC expo, packs an enormous…
Gadget Review
Best Portable Air Conditioner for 2016
Best Portable Air Conditioner for 2016 Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site If you’ve just finished sweating through your third t-shirt of the day and can’t get off your couch because the leather has welded to your skin, it’s probably time to look into the best portable air conditioner for your…
Fast Company
Twyla Wants To Make Buying Art Easy, Affordable, And Intimidation-Free
Catering to those of us who can’t afford Sotheby’s, the new online marketplace sells limited-edition prints from top artists. Catering to those of us who can’t afford Sotheby’s, the new online marketplace sells limited-edition prints from top artists.For someone who is tinkering…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Belgian supermarket unveils plan to sell food grown on their own rooftop garden
Related: ‘Kinetic’ rooftop garden uses pallets and plants to create the illusion of movement Via
Architizer
The Architects’ Laptop: Revealing the 5 Superpowers of Surface Book
A few weeks ago, we published an article outlining an in-depth tech test that would aim to uncover the benefits of using Microsoft’s Surface Book for the design and construction of complex architectural projects. The experiment involved five leading architecture firms and five real-world projects,…
TechCrunch
Netflix signs deal with theater chain to put original films on the big screen
 Netflix is continuing its slow crawl into the movie theater, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. The WSJ says that Netflix has struck a deal with iPic Entertainment, a luxury theater chain, that would allow Netflix to feature 10 of its original films in theaters on the same day that…
DigsDigs
Minimalist Modern House With A Sculptural Form And Different Windows
In the Westlandse Zoom dunes in the South of Holland, Global Architects were hired to design a minimalist modern house in this beach locale. House as a Rock becomes a sculptural form that materializes out of the dunes just like a rock would, hence its name. A traditional gable roof was eliminated and…
RT – Daily news
UKIP’s Steven Woolfe hospitalized after being punched at Euro Parliament meeting
UKIP leadership hopeful Steven Woolfe says he is recovering following an altercation at a meeting of MEPs in Strasbourg which left him hospitalized. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
Fracking gets go ahead, as govt overrules locals in ‘denial of democracy’
Fracking will go ahead in the UK despite objections after ministers overruled a local government ban on the controversial drilling method. Read Full Article at RT.com
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SALE: Our Nerdy Shirts Are Only $14 Right Now!
Our shirt store is full of nerdy designs from the best independent artists and they’re all on sale for just $14 for a limited time. Head on over to the store and grab your favorite designs at a discount while you still can!
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
New supercomputer could dramatically cut the time taken to bring products and services to market
Businesses could dramatically cut the time taken to bring products and services to market with a new supercomputer.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Astrophysicist creates galaxies for Hollywood epic
A University of Hertfordshire astrophysicist has created animated sequences of cosmic phenomena for renowned Hollywood filmmaker Terrence Malick’s new film, Voyage of Time.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Arctic sea ice settles at 2nd lowest minimum and 5th lowest September
At the end of its melt season Arctic sea ice extent stood at second lowest in the daily average and fifth lowest in the monthly average, according to scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data Center at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
50-year-old Electrovan was first fuel cell technology transfer from JFK’s moonshot challenge
The year 1966 brought the TV debuts of “Batman” and “Star Trek,” which both enjoy a cultlike following 50 years later. With less fanfare in the same season, General Motors tested the Electrovan, the world’s first hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicle.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Exhaling Earth: Scientists closer to forecasting volcanic eruptions
Sniffing volcano breath may improve forecasts of eruptionsNew tools measure volcanic carbon dioxide added to atmosphere
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
California tightening rule on popular pesticide
California will tighten rules on how much farmers can use a common pesticide listed by the nation’s most productive agricultural state as a chemical known to cause cancer, regulators told The Associated Press on Thursday.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Planet in star system nearest our Sun ‘may have oceans’
A rocky planet discovered in the “habitable” zone of the star nearest our Sun may be covered with oceans, researchers at France’s CNRS research institute said Thursday.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
How solvent molecules cooperate in reactions
Molecules from the solvent environment that at first glance seem to be uninvolved can be essential for chemical reactions. This has been shown by researchers studying the formation of an ether in pure solvents and in their mixtures. They explained the underlying mechanisms in detail using advanced spectroscopic…
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Wal-Mart plans to slow new store openings, invest in online
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to slow its new store openings and pour more money into its online efforts, technology and store remodels, the company said Thursday.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Climate change to have ‘little effect’ on common landslides
The frequency of common landslides is not likely to increase as a result of more rainstorms brought about by future climate change, new research from Cardiff University has shown.
The Next Web
Master the tech that powers smart homes and self-driving cars with this premium training
You may have heard the term “machine learning” tossed around, but what is it exactly? Here’s a quick and dirty answer: It’s the field that examines how computers can learn without being explicitly programmed. And it’s growing rapidly. Machine learning tech powers exciting new technologies such as self-driving…
Reason.com Full Feed
Lame Ducks and Corporate Tax Privileges: New at Reason
Congress recently passed another short-term continuing resolution to avoid a government shutdown and fund the government until Dec. 9. It was a small victory for those of us who fight against cronyism, as the cronies failed to use the bill as a way to restore the full lending authority of the Export-Import…
9to5Mac
Report: Apple to unify cloud services backend with new ‘Pie’ platform, will move all employees into one campus
Apple will unify its cloud service teams to improve product development and software quality, according to a new report by Bloomberg. Currently, employees that develop Internet services like Siri, Maps, iCloud, News and Apple Pay are housed in many different buildings mostly outside of the main Infinite…
Reason.com Full Feed
Immigration Authoritarianism: New at Reason
Many of the #NeverTrump conservatives currently agonizing over the future of their party are deluding themselves over its past, writes Matt Welch. Republicans have been falling for immigration cons—and perpetrating many of their own—since long before the real estate outsider vaulted to the front of…
ArchDaily
The Tallest Timber Tower Yet: Perkins + Will’s Concept Proposal for River Beech Tower
Courtesy of River Beech Tower As part of a masterplan along the Chicago River, the River Beech Tower is a residential high-rise which, if built, would be taller than any existing timber building. The collaborative team behind River Beech consists of architects Perkins+Will, engineers Thornton…
Popular Science
Bend A Laser Beam With This Easy, Physics-Defying Experiment
DIY Credit goes to Snell’s Law Want to defy physics? This experiment makes a straight laser beam appear to bend into a curve.
Curbed National
Cities give abandoned bikes a second life
Long-deserted bicycles are getting auctioned, scrapped, and donated in urban centers all over the country We’ve all seen them: rusty and forlorn bicycle cadavers chained to bike racks or street signs for months on end, often with a missing wheel or two. Clearly abandoned, the eyesores are often left…
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How tech rivals will respond to Google
In our first podcast after Tuesday’s Google event, Ctrl-Walt-Delete looks at new products from Google that blend together hardware, software, and ecosystem design. Walt and Nilay sit down to discuss how this makes Google a great competitor for companies like Apple, Amazon, Samsung, and Microsoft. …
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Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen explains how AI will change the world
Recent breakthroughs in artificial intelligence and machine learning are enabling computers to understand the world and respond intelligently to it. Google is already embracing these technologies for Android, but they’re poised to have bigger implications, touching everything from drones to medical diagnosis.
Gadget Review
Optoma HD27 3D DLP Projector Review
Optoma HD27 3D DLP Projector Review Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site In the world of projectors, it can be hard to find models like the newest Optoma HD27. This is a projector which can create insanely bright images with stellar picture quality behind them, all at a price that makes the home…
RT – Daily news
‘S-300, S-400 air defenses in place’: Russian MoD warns US-led coalition not to strike Syrian army
Russia’s Defense Ministry has cautioned the US-led coalition of carrying out airstrikes on Syrian army positions, adding in Syria there are numerous S-300 and S-400 air defense systems up and running. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
Sale of tear gas & water cannon to ‘human rights-abusing’ Gulf nations worth millions to UK
The UK government has once again been accused of “arming repression” in countries such as the UAE and Saudi Arabia, after nearly £46 million worth of British export licenses for crowd control items were issued to Gulf States. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
ISIS recruits ‘significantly more educated’ than average countrymen – World Bank study
A vast proportion of ISIS recruits are “far from being uneducated or illiterate,” the World Bank has found in a study of why people join terrorist groups. The report says some of the recruits tend to be even better educated than their average countrymen. Read Full Article at RT.com
Lifehacker
This One-Ingredient Fruit Syrup Just Gets Better With Age
Mosto cotto is an aged grape syrup with tons of nuanced flavor. This Italian condiment is not only super easy to make—it requires literally only one ingredient (grapes)—but most of “work” is just waiting around.Read more…
Newswise: SciNews
Planning, Preparation Help Ease Stress of Powerful Storm
Empty shelves of bread and canned goods aren’t just a sign of last-minute hurricane cravings–the purchases are also a coping mechanism, says a University of Georgia weather and climate psychologist.
Newswise: SciNews
UF/IFAS Avocado Irrigation App Should Save Money, Water
Avocado growers now have data to support their use of a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences mobile irrigation app works well to save money while maintaining crop yields. This data, reported in a new study, is critical for an industry that has a $100 million a year economic…
Newswise: SciNews
Spring Starting Earlier in U.S. National Parks, Study Finds
Spring is beginning earlier than its historical average in three-quarters of United States’ national parks studied in new research that employed models created by UWM climatologist Mark Schwartz.
PCWorld
Time is running out to update old Windows 10 preview builds
Microsoft is serious about putting all its old Windows 10 Insider builds out to pasture, and time is running out for Insiders to upgrade. The company says older Insider Preview builds will stop working on October 15. Since October 1, affected PCs have been rebooting every three hours, Insider program…
Digital Trends
A $25 dash cam could help lower your monthly car insurance
Dashboard cameras have been used to record everything from falling meteors in the Russia sky to midnight races through the streets of New York. Opportunities to become a Russian YouTube sensation aside, these devices can potentially protect you in the event of an accident, since the video they record…
Digital Trends
Faraday Future shows off its Formula E electric race car
Faraday Future still hasn’t revealed anything about its planned production electric car, but it did slap its name on a Formula E race car. Faraday Future Dragon Racing debuted its final livery design today ahead of the Formula E season opener in Hong Kong. Called “Polarity,” Faraday says the livery…
Gizmodo
This Smartphone Microscope Lets You Play Games With Microbes
Introducing the LudusScope, a 3D-printed, open-sourced system that lets you control and play games with living microbes on your smartphone. Tormenting single-celled organisms has never been so much fun. Read more…
The Verge – All Posts
Polar just launched a running wearable for people who don’t necessarily love to run
Polar announced its new M200 running wearable today that’s made for runners who either go bananas for running and take training seriously, or people who are meh about running but want to learn more. The M200 is up to par with most other wearables features-wise. It comes with GPS, can count steps, keep…
Slashdot
Tech Billionaires Are Asking Scientists For Help To Break Humans Out of Computer Simulation
Many believe that we live in a computer simulation. But it takes a billionaire and his money to ask scientists to help break us out of the simulation. The New Yorker recently did a profile about Y Combinator’s Sam Altman. In the story, Altman discusses his theories about being controlled by technology…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
On issue of undocumented immigrants, survey finds young people of color prefer Clinton, young whites Prump
A new survey released today highlights how race and ethnicity shape the opinions of America’s young people by exploring critical issues such as the 2016 presidential race, experiences with police, and immigration. The GenForward survey is from the Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago with…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Ribosomal quality control
The formation of macromolecular machines within cells is often a complicated endavour. Biochemists from the University of Würzburg and Göttingen have now unravelled new details of these processes. They show that cells invest a great deal of effort into preventing production errors.
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A New Study Suggests Cannabis Could Treat Cervical Cancer
A new study suggests that cannabis might be useful in treating cervical cancer.Through in vitro, or test tube/petri dish, analysis, researchers from the biochemistry department at North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa found that the non-psychotropic cannabinoid, or chemical compound, CBD…
Mashable
Giphy dives into augmented reality with a mind-melting iOS app
We’re entering a new dimension of GIFs. A relaunched Giphy Cam app on iOS — dubbed Giphy Cam 2.5 — will allow users to place animations next to real-life footage. The “stickers” will follow you or your friends around in three dimensions, pivoting Giphy from simple 2D animations and into a sort of augmented…
Deals
Today’s Best Deals: $290 Thinkpad, Lodge Grill Pan, New Balance Sneakers
A versatile Thinkpad laptop, New Balance sneakers, and an essential fire-proof safe lead off Thursday’s best deals.Read more…
Deals
Save 25% on Nomad’s Entire Innovative Line of Charging Accessories [Exclusive]
Nomad has become our favorite purveyor of beautiful, brilliant solutions for keeping your devices powered, and you save 25% on everything but their outlet section with code KINJA25. Not only are these the best prices every offered on most of these products (and will be for some time), but several of…
CNET News.com
Twitter and Samsung feel the heat – CNET
Social Cues: What do the social network and the maker of the Galaxy Note 7 have in common? Neither of them can catch a break.
CNET News.com
Android and iPhone fail: Our lust has petered out – CNET
A Gartner forecast of phone shipments projects sales will decline for a second year in a row. But there’s a flicker of hope for 2017.
CNET News.com
Twitter gets no love from Disney, Google, Apple – CNET
Twitter’s shares plunge after a report that the three major companies have no interest in buying the social network.
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West Chester RD LD Rigger Neoprene Gloves $19.99
West Chester RD LD Rigger Neoprene Gloves $19.99
The Manual
Trekking: The inflatable NIAS is the Tent to Pitch in a Pinch
Heimplanet’s latest inflatable, six-person benefits from a no-fuss setup and a geodesic design. The post Trekking: The inflatable NIAS is the Tent to Pitch in a Pinch appeared first on The Manual.
designboom | architecture & design magazine
OMA’s ‘digital valley’ proposal for axel springer campus unveiled in berlin
a series of terraced floors form a digital valley inside the new building which will act both as a symbol and a tool highlighting the company’s transition from print to digital media. The post OMA’s ‘digital valley’ proposal for axel springer campus unveiled in berlin appeared first on designboom |…
Macworld
Third time’s the charm: Welcome, iPhone-killing Google phone
You know it was coming even before Google’s event this week started but ALL HAIL THE IPHONE-KILLING GOOGLE PHONE.Again.Writing for the Forbes contributor network and murder clown college, Dave Thier says “Google’s New Pixel Phone Is Perfect For People Abandoning iPhone, Headphone Jack And All.” (Tip…
BBC News – World
Mafia boss found in secret room in own house
A fugitive mafia boss is found hiding in a secret compartment in his own home after five years on the run, Italian police say.
Lifehacker
Gogobot Plans You a Vacation Based on Your Interests
iOS/Android/Web: Choosing a place to visit can be easy, but choosing what to do there, on your budget, with friends or family, can be difficult. Gogobot filters your options so you can discover activities and spots that match your interests and passions.Gogobot’s “tribes” are centered around common interests,…
TechCrunch
AmazonFresh drops to $14.99 per month for Prime members
 Amazon has just announced a price reduction for its online grocery shopping service, AmazonFresh, that will bring the subscription service down to $14.99 per month for Prime members. Effectively, this change makes adding optional grocery delivery a new perk for those who subscribe to Amazon’s annual…
Mashable
The saga of Twitter’s potential acquisition, explained via its year-old Moments feature
Exactly one year ago — one day after being reinstated as CEO — Twitter cofounder and product visionary Jack Dorsey announced Twitter Moments.  The product, built under the code name Project Lightning, was intended to represent Twitter’s future.  “Moments is a bold new experience that I think does question…
VentureBeat
Replacement Samsung Note 7 phone emits smoke on U.S. plane
(Reuters) – A replacement model of the fire-prone Samsung Note 7 smartphone began smoking inside a U.S. plane on Wednesday, the family that owns it said, prompting fresh investigations by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Federal Aviation Administration. A problem with the replacement for…
VentureBeat
ThinCi teams with Denso to create vision processors with 100X performance improvements
ThinCi, a new semiconductor startup, is coming out of stealth mode today to announce it is designing vision processors  that can be used in a wide range of applications, from self-driving cars to deep-learning supercomputers. And it is announcing that automotive parts maker Denso International America,…
VentureBeat
eBay’s latest A.I. acquisition highlights growing investment in computer vision
ANALYSIS: Yesterday, eBay announced it was snapping up Israeli computer-vision company Corrigon, the ecommerce giant’s fourth acquisition of the year, and 52nd known acquisition of all time. The deal represents part of a growing trend we’re seeing across the technology realm, whereby machines are used…
VentureBeat
Xenio raises funding for smart lighting and the Internet of Things
Light-emitting diode (LED) lighting company Bridgelux is spinning out smart lighting startup Xenio Systems, which has raised an undisclosed amount of venture capital funding. San Francisco-based Xenio wants to use smart lighting to bring to life applications like the retail kiosk that recognizes Tom…
VentureBeat
Shyp opens carrier rate comparison tool nationwide and launches desktop support
Shyp is expanding nationwide — well, sort of. The shipping logistics company has released its carrier rate comparison tool to any business in the U.S., alleviating a pain point many businesses have when delivering their product to customers. People think of Shyp as “the Uber for shipping,” and it’s…
Gizmodo
Someone Please Buy Twitter, Please, Please, Please, Please
Twitter stock crashed this morning, falling nine-percent, amidst reports from Re/code that Google and Disney—who were previously suspected buyers—will not be making bids for the company. That still leaves Salesforce in the running, with CEO Marc Benioff saying earlier this week that “data is the currency…
SlashGear
Google should never have promised Nexus upgrades
Google Nexus smartphones are still for sale by Google as of the release of this article – or at least they would appear to be, at first. If one searches for Google Nexus devices in Google’s own search engine, the page Google dot com slash Nexus still shows Google Nexus smartphones, including both the…
EETimes:
Nobel Prize: Why Superconductivity?
Why you should care about superconductivity and this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics.
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Do bike lanes cause congestion? Nope, they are part of the solution to it.
Peter Walker of the Guardian takes another look at this standard complaint.
Architizer
Get Specified: 4 Fast Steps to Help You Get Selected by Architects
Practicing architect and co-founder of Architizer Marc Kushner touched upon something huge when he wrote about the collective decision-making power of architects, particularly when it comes to specifying building products for construction projects. As Kushner rightly points out, this is one industry…
RT – Daily news
UN peacekeepers ‘abandoned posts’ as S. Sudan rebels raped aid workers
Some UN peacekeepers “abandoned their posts entirely,” failing to “live up to the protection mandate” and care for civilians in South Sudan in July, a rights group says. It adds that peacekeepers refused to help as rebels raped at least five aid workers. Read Full Article at RT.com
Gizmodo
Grill On Your Stovetop With This $21 Lodge Cast Iron Pan
Everyone with a kitchen should own a Lodge cast iron skillet, but this grill pan certainly has its uses as well. Today’s $21 deal is the best price Amazon’s ever listed, and about $8-$13 less than usual. Not bad considering it should last the rest of your life, as long as you take good care of it. Read…
Gizmodo
Hurricane Matthew Is a Nightmare Scenario for Kennedy Space Center
All signs are pointing toward deadly hurricane Matthew slamming directly into Space Coast—home to Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station—on Friday. If that unfortunate prediction comes true, it’ll be the worst storm to hit the iconic Florida spaceport since it was built in 1962.Read…
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Speak, Memory
When her best friend died, she rebuilt him using artificial intelligence When the engineers had at last finished their work, Eugenia Kuyda opened a console on her laptop and began to type. “Roman,” she wrote. “This is your digital monument.” It had been three months since Roman Mazurenko, Kuyda’s…
Gigaom
Enchanting Products and Spaces by Rethinking the Human-Machine Interface
At the Gigaom Change conference in Austin, Texas, on September 21-23, 2016, David Rose (CEO of Ditto Labs, MIT Media Lab Researcher and author of Enchanted Objects), Mark Rolston (Founder and Chief Creative Officer at argodesign) and Rohit Prasad (Vice President and Head Scientist, Alexa Machine Learning)…
How-To Geek
How to Delete Handwritten Messages from the Recent List in iOS 10 Messages
When you send a handwritten message in the Messages app on your iPhone, it’s added to the recent list of messages so you can use it again. However, if you don’t want certain messages stored in the list, or don’t want to see them at all, there is a way to delete them.Click Here to Continue Reading
Computerworld
Google dealt setback in age bias case by judge interested in ‘Googleyness’
An age discrimination lawsuit against Google was approved Wednesday as a ‘”collective action” by a federal court judge in San Jose. The decision means that certain types of software engineers, age 40 or over, who were rejected for jobs at Google since August 2014, and after an in-person interview,…
RT – Daily news
Deutsche Bank stock claws back losses on possible help from Berlin
Beaten down Deutsche Bank shares continue to recover this week as investors’ worries over the lender’s collapse are dissipating. Stock got a boost on Thursday on reports that German officials were seeking to negotiate with US regulators over the bank’s $14 billion fine. Read Full Article at RT.com
Deals
Stay Charged On Short Jaunts and Long Trips With a Pair of Battery Pack Deals
Here’s the thing with USB battery packs: They aren’t one size fits all. You wouldn’t want to carry around a 20,000mAh power supply in your back pocket during the day, but a pocket-sized model won’t cut it for long flights. Ideally, you’d own one of each, and with these deals, you can.Read more…
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New UAH Lab Seeks Answers to Particle, Cloud Mysteries
A new laboratory at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) is setting out to solve some of the fundamental mysteries about one of the common compounds floating in the atmosphere and what effects (if any) that compound has on climate change.
Cool Material
8 Bluetooth Headphones to Help You Forget About Headphone Jacks
We’re not going to sugar coat it, fellas—Apple kind of blew it with the iPhone 7. Now, some of you are going to say we’re being harsh here, and that’s OK—with the fancy new dual lens setup and the cool new portrait settings, and the blah blah blah we understand why some of you are […]
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Oriental Trading Halloween Sale – up to 50% off Halloween Costumes and more
Oriental Trading Halloween Sale – up to 50% off Halloween Costumes and more
Geek.com
Bethesda adds mod and 4K support to Skyrim and Fallout on PS4
PlayStation 4 fans, rejoice! Bethesda has announced that mod support will be coming to both Fallout 4 and the upcoming Skyrim Special Edition. On top of that, the company has also revealed that […]
Geek.com
Prime Directive: Daily Amazon Deals for Geeks
The Internet is where we do most of our shopping, and a solid 90% of it is done at Amazon. Jeff Bezos has turned his humble bookstore into a sort of Automat of […]
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Wind-powered Water Seer pulls 11 gallons of clean drinking water from thin air
A new device that relies on simple condensation to collect clean water from the atmosphere promises to provide up to 11 gallons of safe drinking water without an external power source, greenhouse gas emissions, or adverse environmental impact. What’s more, the innovative Water Seer collection device…
RT – Daily news
Ten injured in blast near police station in Istanbul, Turkey (VIDEO)
An explosion near a police station in Istanbul has injured ten people, according to the city’s governor. He says a motorcycle bomb caused the blast. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
Russia to offer additional state protection to participants in counter-terrorist operations
The Russian government has drafted a set of amendments extending state protection programs to military servicemen and police who take part in counter-terrorist operations, as well as intelligence agents who protect the interests of the country. Read Full Article at RT.com
Deals
Amazon Will Ship You a Coffee Table For $76
I can’t say I know much about it, but this Monarch wood and glass coffee table looks really nice, and it’s only $76 on Amazon right now. Obviously, it won’t fit with the decor of every home, but if you like the design, it has great customer reviews.Read more…
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Humans can only live to 115, researchers claim
Research out of New York’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine believes that the goal of living forever is an impossible one. A team of researchers analyzed mortality rates and aging trends across the world and found that there may be a ceiling to ou…
Architecture Lab
Meet Stencil: The World’s First Custom Stencil Tool for Digital Drawing
Morpholio unveils “ Stencil” —the world’s first customizable stencil for digital drawing—as a tool inside their already popular Trace App … The post Meet Stencil: The World’s First Custom Stencil Tool for Digital Drawing appeared first on Architecture Lab.
Mashable
Wi-Fi passwords from airports around the world in one brilliant map
Killing time before your flight can be a serious drag, but traveling just got a lot less painful thanks to this airport Wi-Fi map. Travel blogger and computer security engineer, Anil Polat, understands the struggle of sitting in an airport without free Wi-Fi, so he created a handy interactive map for…
Slashdot
Smartphone Reseller Cheated Customers Out of Millions, Feds Say
An anonymous reader writes:The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has sued a Nevada-based company called Laptop & Desktop Repair LLC (LDR) for allegedly bilking thousands of customers out of millions of dollars in promised funds for the resale of their smartphones. LDR operated dozens of websites…
Gizmodo
Archaeologists Discover Skeleton of Ancient Stoner Wrapped in Weed
Some people choose to be buried with objects that are emblematic of what they cared for in life. In the case of a 2,400-year-old skeleton recently uncovered in northwest China, that guy was all about that good bud.Read more…
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South Africa plans health study to track half a million people
Network would be Africa’s largest demographics project if it can sustain long-term funding.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20754
Ars Technica
Samsung buys Viv Labs in pursuit of its own AI assistant
(credit: Neilson Barnard / Getty Images) Samsung is turning its attention to personal assistants—the company has acquired Viv Labs, a startup founded by Dag Kittlaus, Adam Cheyer, and Chris Brigham, all of whom were part of the original Siri team that Apple bought in 2010. The three departed Apple…
New Scientist – Online news
First farm to grow veg in a desert using only sun and seawater
World’s first commercial seawater greenhouse was launched in Australia today, using solar power and desalinated seawater to grow tomatoes in a desert
Computerworld
EU privacy watchdogs have questions about Yahoo’s secret email scanning
European Union privacy watchdogs are concerned by reports that Yahoo has been secretly scanning its users’ email at the request of U.S. intelligence services. “It goes far beyond what is acceptable,” said Johannes Caspar, Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information in Hamburg, Germany….
Scientific American Content: Global
DEA May Reconsider Its Ban on Herbal Painkiller Kratom
The “legal high” plant has been used to self-treat opioid withdrawal, pain and anxiety  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
CNET News.com
Faraday Future’s FIA Formula E livery is simply gorgeous – Roadshow
The electric race car will run in the third season of Formula E, with the help of Dragon Racing.
CNET News.com
Twitter Moments celebrates its first birthday – CNET
Twitter marks the anniversary of its Moments feature by taking a look back at fond memories from last year — like Boaty McBoatface.
CNET News.com
Rinspeed’s latest CES concept is a wacky R2 droid with wheels – Roadshow
No, seriously, Rinspeed considers it a “trendy buddy” to R2D2.
Deals
There’s Finally an Alternative to the Philips Wake-Up Light, and It’s Only $32 Today
You know those Philips Wake-Up lights we post from time to time? If you’ve been curious to try one out, but scared off by the price, somebody finally made a knock-off. The IPEAK Wake Up Light comes complete with a five-color light, seven alarm sounds, and even an FM radio. Granted, there aren’t many…
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TODAY ONLY Apple iPod Nano 16GB 7th Gen MP3 Player (REFURB) $69.99
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Didi, the ride-hail company that beat Uber in China, is working on self-driving cars
Didi Chuxing, the Chinese ride-hail behemoth that is a key ally of Apple and most recently took over Uber’s business in China, is working on developing self-driving cars, according to Bloomberg Businessweek. The company is reportedly scouring Silicon Valley for data scientists and engineers, and Didi…
GearCulture
Searzall Torch
Enjoy perfect searing without that awful blowtorch smell thanks to the Searzall Torch. The cleverly designed culinary flame-thrower produces a consistent and evenly spread flame for a professional quality finish to all types of meat and fish. Simply attach the fine looking contraption to the end of…
Mashable
Airbnb hosts offer homes for $0 as Hurricane Matthew approaches
Airbnb activated its disaster response tool in regions of Florida and South Carolina on Thursday in preparation for Hurricane Matthew, the company announced Thursday morning.  The home-sharing company’s tool allows hosts to offer housing for free to people displaced by the storm, as well as make rooms…
Popular Science
China Adds An Island Tower To Its Aircraft Carrier
Military New photos of the growing CV-17 CV-17, China’s first domestically built carrier, gets its island structure installed, and right on schedule for a 2017 launch.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
UN envoy offers to escort Islamist militants out of Syria’s Aleppo
The U.N. Special Envoy for Syria offered on Thursday to go to eastern Aleppo and escort up to 1,000 Islamist fighters out of the city to try to bring an end to bombardment by Russian and Syrian forces.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Computer experts identify 14 themes of creativity
The elusive and complex components of creativity have been identified by computer experts at the University of Kent.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Online sales of threatened cacti point to the Internet as an open door for illegal trade
International trade of wildlife on the Internet is highly unregulated and has become a threat for species survival. Threatened cacti are available on websites and shipped across countries without any legal documents to certify their trade is not a menace to population viability in the wild. Is this ignorance…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Mayflies of Turkey: Two new records for the country species and an annotated catalogue
Mayflies (the insect order Ephemeroptera) are a fascinating group, which represents the oldest winged insects, estimated to have been existing on the Earth since the lower Carboniferous, or, approximately for 350 million years. They are characterized by exclusively aquatic larvae, a unique fully winged…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Big data processing enables worldwide bacterial analysis
Sequencing data from biological samples such as the skin, intestinal tissues, or soil and water are usually archived in public databases. This allows researchers from all over the globe to access them. However, this has led to the creation of extremely large quantities of data. To be able to explore…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Efficient organic solar cells with very low driving force
Researchers at Linköping University, together with Chinese and American colleagues, have developed organic solar cells with a significantly lower driving force and faster charge separation than previous cells. The results have been published in Nature Energy.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Severe burns, injuries from e-cigarette explosions go under-reported across the country
Doctors and public health officials differ on the potential long-term effects of vaping and the use of e-cigarettes as smoking cessation tools. But they agree the devices shouldn’t explode in your face.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Treating persistent depression in older adults
A $13.9 million grant has been awarded to evaluate treatment strategies for older adults with depression who have not responded to medications.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Gulf Stream slowdown tied to changes in Southern Hemisphere
The ocean circulation that is responsible for England’s mild climate appears to be slowing down. The shift is not sudden or dramatic, as in the 2004 sci-fi movie “The Day After Tomorrow,” but it is a real effect that has consequences for the climates of eastern North America and Western Europe.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Corporal punishment is still legal (and used) in US public schools in 19 states
More than 160,000 children were disciplined using corporal punishment in public schools in the United States in the 2013-2014 school year, according to data recently released by the U.S. Department of Education. School corporal punishment, which typically involves striking a child with a wooden board…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
For normal heart function, look beyond the genes
Researchers have shown that when parts of a genome known as enhancers are missing, the heart works abnormally, a finding that bolsters the importance of DNA segments once considered “junk” because they do not code for specific proteins.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Roundworms even more useful than researchers previously thought
The one millimetre long roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans has been used as a model organism in scientific research, and has therefore been extensively examined. A research group has now demonstrated that the worm is an even more complete model system than previously thought, which could enable more detailed…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Hard-to-control asthma has distinct features, study shows
Bronchodilator responsiveness, nasal inflammation and allergy were among the most significant baseline features that distinguished hard-to-control asthma in inner-city children and adolescents. These characteristics identified patients whose asthma did not improve throughout the year, despite adherence…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Novel mechanism to steer cell identities gives clue on how organisms develop
Scientists discovered a new way in which microRNAs can determine the fate of cells in the course of their development. This could be a key to understanding how complex organisms are built, say researchers.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Infants use prefrontal cortex in learning
Researchers have long thought that the region of the brain involved in some of the highest forms of cognition and reasoning — the prefrontal cortex (PFC) — was too underdeveloped in young children, especially infants, to participate in complex cognitive tasks. A new study suggests otherwise. Given…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Environmental change drove diversity in Lake Malawi cichlids
Periods of deep, clear water in Lake Malawi over the past 800,000 years coincide with bursts of species diversification, researchers show in a new report.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Believing that others understand helps us feel that we do, even when we don’t
Experiments described in a new study reveal that our sense of what we know about something is increased when we learn that others around us understand it. The findings are consistent with the idea of a “community of knowledge” in which people implicitly rely on others to harbor needed expertise. Otherwise…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Bragging as a strategy: What boasting buys, and costs, a candidate
Whether it’s better to brag or to be humble can depend on what perception one seeks to change, whether hard evidence will come to light and what that evidence says, according to a new study.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
A lead to overcome resistance to antibiotics
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a common bacterium in the environment. It can however become a formidable pathogen causing fatal infections, especially in intubated patients, people suffering from cystic fibrosis or severe burns. The presence of certain metals in the natural or human environment of the bacterium…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Urban warming slows tree growth, photosynthesis
New research finds that urban warming reduces growth and photosynthesis in city trees. The researchers found that insect pests are part of the problem, but that heat itself plays a more significant role.
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Scientists speed up muscle repair
Athletes, the elderly and those with degenerative muscle disease would all benefit from accelerated muscle repair. When skeletal muscles, those connected to the bone, are injured, muscle stem cells wake up from a dormant state and repair the damage. When muscles age, however, stem cell number and function…
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Planet formation: The death of a planet nursery?
The dusty disk surrounding the star TW Hydrae exhibits circular features that may signal the formation of protoplanets. An astrophysicist argues, however, that the innermost actually points to the impending dispersal of the disk.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Understanding of norms: Children overeagerly seeking social rules
Three-year-olds quickly absorb social norms. They even understand behaviors as rule-governed that are not subject to any norms, and insist that others adhere to these self-inferred “norms,” a new study reveals.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Being kind to others does make you ‘slightly happier’
Researchers conclude that being kind to others causes a small but significant improvement in subjective well-being. The review found that the effect is lower than some pop-psychology articles have claimed, but also concluded that future research might help identify which kind acts are most effective…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Non-toxic solvent removes barrier to commercialization of perovskite solar cells
Scientists have developed a solvent system with reduced toxicity that can be used in the manufacture of perovskite solar cells, clearing one of the barriers to the commercialization of a technology that promises to revolutionize the solar industry.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Scavenger cells repair muscle fibers
Everybody knows the burning sensation in the legs when climbing down a steep slope for a long time. It is caused by microruptures in the cell membrane of our muscle fibers. These holes in the cell envelopes must be closed as soon as possible as otherwise muscle cells will die off. Researchers were now…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Infants pay more attention to native speakers
Almost from the moment of birth, human beings are able to distinguish between speakers of their native language and speakers of all other languages. We have a hard-wired preference for our own language patterns, so much so that the cries of very young infants reflect the melodies of their native language.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Eating your greens could enhance sport performance
Nitrate supplementation in conjunction with Sprint Interval Training in low oxygen conditions could enhance sport performance a study has found.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
How the performing arts can set the stage for more developed brain pathways
Dance and music training have even stronger effects on the brain than previously understood — but in markedly different ways, say researchers.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Watching stem cells change provides clues to fighting osteoporosis in older women
For years, scientists have studied how stem cells might be used to treat many diseases, including osteoporosis. One consistent challenge has been observing and monitoring the process through which stem cells transform. Now, using an established scientific method, researchers are able to watch how human…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Here’s looking at you: Finding allies through facial cues
After being on the losing side of a fight, men seek out other allies with a look of rugged dominance about them to ensure a backup in case of future fights. Women in similar situations however, prefer to seek solace from allies whose faces suggest they can provide emotional support. There is an evolutionary…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Enormous Biodiversity in Amazonia: Unexpected biogeographical boundaries
New information necessitates revising the scenarios on how the enormous species richness in Amazonia has evolved and which factors define species distributions.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Thalidomide: Understanding the purity and chirality of drugs and their metabolites
It was the Softenon disaster that made the pharmaceutical industry fully aware of the importance of knowing the enantiomeric purity and chirality of drugs and their metabolites. This disaster involved the chiral drug Thalidomide that was sold in the 1950s as a racemate under various brand names such…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Stress and obesity biologically linked
Metabolic and anxiety-related disorders both pose a significant healthcare burden, and are in the spotlight of contemporary research and therapeutic efforts. Although intuitively we assume that these two phenomena overlap, the link has not been scientifically demonstrated.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Your next nurse could be a robot
The nursing assistant for your next trip to the hospital might be a robot.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
When is maternal immunization ethically justified?
Vaccination during pregnancy can protect women, fetuses and newborn children against infectious diseases – especially in developing countries. Maternal immunization however also raises ethical questions. One expert has made a first systematic analysis of the ethics of maternal immunization, concluding…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
The amazing recovery of Yosemite’s yellow-legged frog
With 7,000 amphibian surveys conducted over 20 years, biologists detail the remarkable recovery of an endangered frog species in Yosemite.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Saturn’s moon Dione harbors a subsurface ocean
A subsurface ocean lies deep within Saturn’s moon Dione, according to new data from the Cassini mission to Saturn. Two other moons of Saturn, Titan and Enceladus, are already known to hide global oceans beneath their icy crusts, but a new study suggests an ocean exists on Dione as well.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
How evolution has equipped our hands with five fingers
Have you ever wondered why our hands have exactly five fingers? Scientists have uncovered a part of this mystery, and their remarkable discovery is outlined in a new report.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Conservation decisions rely on balancing incentives with unpredictable variables
If you own land, as long as it’s not bound up in a legal restriction, you’ve got options. You might decide to convert it into farm land. You might develop it. You could decide to wait and see if the land increases in value. Or you could accept a temporary contract that sets it aside for conservation,…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
‘Blind dates’ in the amber world
“Old” doesn’t always have to mean “primitive.” Paleontologists have discovered a tiny biting midge no larger than one millimeter in 54 million-year-old amber. The insect possesses a vesicular structure at the front edge of the wings. The researchers assume that these “pockets” were used by the female…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Maximum human lifespan has already been reached
A new study suggests that it may not be possible to extend the human life span beyond the ages already attained by the oldest people on record.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
As oceans warm, coral reef fish might prefer to move rather than adapt
Scientists have new evidence that coral-reef fish — who are capable of adapting to warmer temperatures brought about by global climate change — will probably opt instead to relocate to cooler parts of the ocean. In experiments using a fish found in coral reefs around the world, the blue-green damselfish,…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
‘Virtual physiotherapist’ helps paralyzed patients exercise using computer games
A simple device can improve the ability of patients with arm disability to play physiotherapy-like computer games, according to new research.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Students of all races prefer teachers of color, finds study
Middle and high school students, regardless of their race and ethnicity, have more favorable perceptions of their Black and Latino teachers than of their White teachers, finds a new study.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
This soliton is about you: A model for angiogenesis
Here’s what we humans have in common with oceans, lakes and rivers: We have solitons coursing through us. A soliton is a wave that can propagate for a long time, without changing much, researchers explain.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Beaver-inspired wetsuits in the works
Beavers and sea otters lack the thick layer of blubber that insulates walruses and whales. And yet these small, semiaquatic mammals can keep warm and even dry while diving, by trapping warm pockets of air in dense layers of fur. Inspired by these fuzzy swimmers, engineers have now fabricated fur-like,…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Neurons devoted to social memory identified
Mice have brain cells that are dedicated to storing memories of other mice, according to a new study. These cells, found in a region of the hippocampus known as the ventral CA1, store “social memories” that help shape the mice’s behavior toward each other. The researchers also showed that they can suppress…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Cancer treatment as a double-edged sword
Findings by cancer researchers shed light on why treated cancers recur. The discovery could provide the key for reducing recurrence, and allow anti-cancer drugs to do their intended work.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Carbon dioxide levels race past troubling milestone
Carbon dioxide levels in Earth’s atmosphere passed a troubling milestone for good this summer and locked in levels of the heat-trapping gas not seen for millions of years.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
How do birds dive safely at high speeds? New research explains
To surprise their prey, some species of seabirds dive into the water at speeds greater than 50 miles per hour. A human diver entering the water that fast would likely sustain serious injuries, but birds, such as gannets and boobies, pull off these dives safely in spite of their slender necks.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Early marijuana use associated with abnormal brain function, lower IQ
In a new study, scientists have discovered that early marijuana use may result in abnormal brain function and lower IQ.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Virtual reality games make infusions easier on young patients
A virtual reality gaming system specially developed for young patients is making procedures involving needles less painful for children and less stressful for parents.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
The truth about lying? Children’s perceptions get more nuanced with age
Parents don’t like it when children lie. But what do the kids themselves think about it? New research suggests truth telling isn’t black and white.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Placodonts illuminate a crushing evolutionary question
Studying the physical features of long-extinct creatures continues to yield surprising new knowledge of how evolution fosters traits desirable for survival in diverse environments. Placodonts are a case in point — specifically, the placodont teeth.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Parkinson’s disease protection may begin in the gut
Your gut may play a pivotal role in preventing the onset of Parkinson’s disease. And the reason may be its knack for sleuthing.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Today’s most successful fish weren’t always evolutionary standouts
Take a glance around the oceans, rivers and lakes of today and you’ll confront an astonishing diversity of fish, from narrow-bodied eels to the 25-foot-long giant oarfish to delicate, fluttering seahorses. The vast majority of fish alive today — approximately 96 percent — are known as teleosts, a group…
Tools and Toys
Photokina 2016: It’s a Wrap
Photokina is the biggest photography trade fair in the world. It takes place every two years in Cologne, Germany, where many companies take advantage of the big stage to announce new products and technologies. This year I had the opportunity to attend the event and get my hands on all the new shiny things…
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Solving a cryptic puzzle with a little help from a hologram
A recent discovery published in Nature Physics provides an innovative technique for calculating the shapes of electrons. This finding will help scientists gain a better and faster understanding of the properties of complex materials. Dr. Emanuele Dalla Torre, from Bar-Ilan University, together with Dr….
Phys.org: Physics News
Measuring forces with oscillations
Researchers at ETH Zurich have discovered a peculiar feature in oscillations similar to that of a child’s swing. As a result, they have succeeded in outlining a novel principle for small, high-resolution sensors, and have submitted a patent application for it.
RT – Daily news
World food prices soar to 18-mth high
The United Nations food agency has reported that world food prices rose in September to their highest since March 2015, driven mostly by the rising cost of sugar. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
New Mexico to bring back death penalty for killers of children, cops
Driven by recent deaths of two police officers and a 10-year-old girl, New Mexico legislature is inching closer to restoring the death penalty for those convicted of killing children or police and corrections officers. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
Bitter pill: Rotterdam calls for compulsory contraception for ‘incompetent’ mothers
The city council of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, is calling for mothers who are adjudged incapable of raising children to be given compulsory contraception following a court order. Read Full Article at RT.com
AZoNano.com – Nanotechnology News Feed
Microencapsulation Mass-Produces Encapsulated, Uniform Particles for Pharmaceuticals
Microencapsulation is widely used in the manufacturing of pharmaceuticals, and it is a process where a small particle of one material is enclosed within a shell produced from another. This process…
Geek.com
Geek deals: Save big on a 55-inch Samsung curved 4K UHDTV
If you’re yearning for a 4K television of your own, now’s a good time to buy. Right now, Dell is selling the 55-inch Samsung UN55KU6500F UHDTV for just $799.99 — a $700 drop […]
Physics News
New efficient and low-cost method for hydrogenation of graphene with visible light
An environmentally friendly, efficient and low-cost method for hydrogenation of graphene with visible light has been developed by researchers at Uppsala University and AstraZeneca Gothenburg, …
Physics News
New imaging method could enable dentists to detect and heal tooth cavities much earlier
TEDTalks (video)
What reality are you creating for yourself? | Isaac Lidsky
Reality isn’t something you perceive; it’s something you create in your mind. Isaac Lidsky learned this profound lesson firsthand, when unexpected life circumstances yielded valuable insights. In this introspective, personal talk, he challenges us to let go of excuses, assumptions and fears, and accept…
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
3D printing highly conductive nanocomposites
The Next Web
Why this funky 80s graphic generator is taking over Twitter
Oh Twitter, wonderful place on the internet. Sometimes you can be a cesspool of darkness, and sometimes you can be pretty fun. This 80s text graphic generator has been the center of the social network’s latest rage. Users have been flocking to the site to string together a bunch of words and generate…
Digital Trends
Vitamix now has an app to help you blend the perfect protein shake or smoothie
Why eat your food when you can drink it? If pulverizing your protein sounds like an ideal way to get your nutrients, you don’t have to settle for the same smoothie recipes day in and day out — Vitamix has a solution for you. The company behind the professional-grade blender has now partnered with connected…
Top News – MIT Technology Review
Alphabet’s Latest Project Is Birth Control for Mosquitoes
How the search giant found itself breeding mosquitoes to try to stop the spread of the Zika virus.
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We must analyse our perceptions of equality and gratitude. | Adela Iacobov | TEDxUniversityofYork
We live in a globalised world, and we are the generation that will have to deal with its challenges. The only way to do so is to change our perspectives about ourselves, about equality and to build a generation of truly global citizens who can understand and adhere to the fact that global problems require…
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TriLight Garage Light
How many sci-fi writers does it take to screw in a light bulb? Striker Concepts’ TriLight makes the question obsolete. The TriLight is a 3,000 lumen output LED light that screws into any standard light socket to provide illumination for any application, using just 25 watts of power. That’s 2.6 times…
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Climate change is here. For real. | Ludwig Federigan | TEDxUSJR
Climate change is not real. We have heard that a lot of times from people and naysayers. But is it, really? Ludwig Federigan gives us the numbers to back up the claim that climate change is indeed real. Spending years of his life in pursuing his advocacy on the environment, Ludwig Federigan has been…
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Thinking outside the box for the Earth | Jaazeal Jakosalem | TEDxUSJR
Environmental conservation is boring. Seems like we agree to that. But how do you get the message across? Jaazeal Jakosalem tells us ways on how to educate the new millennium in ways we haven’t seen before. Bro. Jaazeal Jakosalem is the property administrator of the University of San Jose – Recoletos….
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BUGS film explores the wild and wonderful world of edible insects
This beautiful documentary is a celebration of the many cultures that prize edible insects, while simultaneously questioning the popular assumption that insects will solve our food security woes.
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Downloads: Avast completes buyout of AVG, becoming the biggest antivirus provider outside China
Avast buys AVGAntivirus company Avast Software has completed its takeover of AVG Technologies, with over 400 million users now under its care. The two security firms announced announced the deal in June, and have now revealed what the takeover means for users of their free and paid software. The key…
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You can unlock the dormant fingerprint sensor on the US Xperia XZ
Sony’s Xperia XZ and X Compact launched in the US earlier this week with an odd change for the American version that curiously omitted the fingerprint sensor that is available on the otherwise identical variants of the phones in other regions. the fingerprint hardware has been locked behind firmware…
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Record for perovskite/CIGS tandem solar module
Thin-film technologies can dramatically reduce the cost of next-generation solar modules. Whereas their production cost is low, it is in particular the combination of complementary absorber materials in a tandem solar module that increases the power conversion efficiency. At the PSCO international conference…
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New survey finds racial and ethnic divide in young people’s views on their own economic security
A new GenForward survey released today reveals how young people feel about a wide range of key economic issues and provides comprehensive data on young people’s perceptions of their economic future. The GenForward September 2016 survey is from the Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago with…
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Small droplets feel the vibe
A team of researchers at the University of Bristol have used ultrasonic forces to accurately pattern thousands of microscopic water-based droplets. Each droplet can be designed to perform a biochemical experiment, which could pave the way for highly efficient lab-on-a-chip devices with future applications…
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Harnessing algae for the creation of clean energy
Researchers at Tel Aviv University have revealed how microalgae produce hydrogen, a clean fuel of the future, and suggest a possible mechanism to jumpstart mass production of this environmentally-friendly energy source. Their results have been published in back-to-back studies in Plant Physiology and…
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The mathematics of music history
Together with colleagues from London and Amsterdam, MIB postdoc Niels Chr. Hansen, analysed thousands of musical themes composed by French, Italian, and Austro-German composers living in 1600-1950.
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Now Is the Time to Ban Terminator-Like Robots
The United States has on its Aegis-class cruisers a defense system that can track and destroy anti-ship missiles and aircraft. Israel has developed a drone, the Harpy, that can detect and automatically destroy radar emitters. South Korea has security-guard robots on its border with North Korea that can…
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Aspiring quantum physicists gather in Rome
Young Italian Quantum Information Conference celebrates early career scientists
BBC News – World
‘Honour killings’: Pakistan closes loophole allowing killers to go free
Pakistan’s government closes a loophole allowing those behind so-called honour killings to go free if they are forgiven by the victim’s family.
Gear Patrol
You Shouldn’t Carbo Load Before a Race. Here’s Why
Debunking an age-old myth. …Read More »
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In the US, You Can Now Surf Without the Ocean
No saltwater required. …Read More »
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UNH Researchers Discover Effect of Rare Solar Wind on Earth’s Radiation Belts
Researchers from the University of New Hampshire have captured unique measurements of the Van Allen radiation belts, which circle the Earth, during an extremely rare solar wind event. The findings, which have never been reported before, may be helpful in protecting orbiting telecommunication and navigational…
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AIP Congratulates its 2016 Science Writing Award Winners
The American Institute of Physics announced today the winners of its 2016 Science Writing Awards for Books, Articles, Writing for Children, and Broadcast and New Media. – Chris Woodford for Atoms Under the Floorboards (Bloomsbury Sigma) – Ron Cowen for “The quantum source of space-time” (Nature)…
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Disney Just Invented a One-Legged Robot That Hops Like Tigger
In Disney’s continued quest to breath life into all of its cartoon characters, it might be going beyond a mere costume. Its research branch just revealed what appears to be the first attempt to make a robotic version of Tigger, Winnie the Pooh’s tiger pal, who’s best known for bouncing around on his…
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‘What is Aleppo?’ World ignores destruction of Syria’s largest city
What will remain of Aleppo when the dust settles? After a black Monday for US-Russia relations that saw Washington once and for all sever Syria truce talks and Moscow suspend a bilateral deal to decommission weapons-grade plutonium, the talk of ‘red lines’ like in 2013 has ceased. So what about calls…
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Islamists, liberals face off in Morocco’s parliamentary elections
Morocco’s almost 16 million registered voters are readying for the country’s election on Friday. Two main parties are leading in the polls: the Justice and Democracy Party (PJD), which has led a coalition government since 2011, and the Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM), which is battling the rise…
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Iranian lawmakers introduce bill to reduce executions
Close to 150 Iranian lawmakers this week signed a bill to significantly reduce the number of people the Islamic Republic executes on drug trafficking charges, but the reform is already facing stiff opposition.
Fast Company
Alphabet Is Using AI To Help Rid Communities Of Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes
Proposals to control insect populations by genetically modifying the pests have been controversial. Alphabet says it has a non-GMO solution. Proposals to control insect populations by genetically modifying the pests have been controversial. Alphabet says it has a non-GMO solution.If…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
New green-roofed office building in Chicago is stacked for optimal solar absorption
The building comprises three stacked bars stacked and arranged to maximize views of the surrounding landscape and optimize solar orientation. Its form and programmatic flexibility is rarely found in typical office buildings. Related: Digitas Decks Out Its Inspiring Chicago Office with…
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Most hydration packs come built into a backpack, but this 3L, $10 bladder just slides right into whatever bag you’re already using. But beyond the price, capacity, and convenience, the real reason to buy this thing is the amazing marketing image below.Read more…
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YTAA Shortlist
The Fundació Mies van der Rohe and Creative Europe have announced the 30 shortlisted projects competing for the inaugural Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA).Head over to World-Architects to read my post on the YTAA and see the 30 shortlisted projects.
TechCrunch
Google and Monotype unveil the Noto Project’s unified font for all languages
 Google’s bid to connect the world with its services is a multi-faceted effort that spans mobile services, search, maps, connectivity, devices and more. But today, it’s the company’s efforts in the world of fonts — perhaps one of the less celebrated, but still central, parts of that ambition — that is…
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Love your Vitamix? This connected kitchen scale could smarten up your blending – CNET
The popular blender maker has teamed up with a connected kitchen scale company to create a Vitamix-branded smart scale.
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Apple said to unite cloud services teams as it takes on Google, Amazon – CNET
The teams for Siri, Maps, Apple Music and others are reportedly all coming under one roof to help reduce bugs and speed innovation.
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Blue Origin just validated the new space movement
The moment of separation during Tuesday’s test flight. …
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How My Mental Illness Saves Lives | Kim Le | TEDxUtica
Among the many things I wouldn’t have believed one year ago are: 1) that I’d somehow be even remotely responsible for the saving of anyone’s life, never mind lives, plural, and 2) that my biggest secret—the longtime eating disorder—would be what sparks my ability to do so. After 12 years of vehement…
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Stock Up On Fall Styles With Uniqlo’s Free Shipping Weekend
Uniqlo usually sticks to its $5 flat rate shipping, but right now (until further notice) they’re offering free shipping on every order. Stock up on your favorite $10 HEATTECH tees or go for their new outerwear pieces that will keep you warm even as the temperatures drop.Read more…
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There’s no good reason to go ahead with fracking in the UK
The UK government’s approval for fracking wells in Lancashire flies in the face of all evidence and international climate treaties, says Michael Le Page
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Learn a new language with Duolingo’s chatbots
Duolingo has been offering language learning tools for a while now, but today the company debuted a new tool inside its iPhone app that could make the task a bit easier. Thanks to AI-powered chatbots, the language-learning app offers a way to have co…
Mashable
7 pieces of advice on how to start – and run – a successful tech business, courtesy of Tech Track 100 winners
Starting a business takes dogged determination – putting in long hours, enticing investors and doing multiple jobs at once.    Once things get off the ground, scaling up as the company continues to grow requires a whole new set of insights, tools and tactics.     At times, it can be a challenge to…
The Next Web
LinkedIn will let you seek new job opportunities under your boss’s nose
Finding out you’re on the lookout for new opportunities could rub your employer the wrong way. This is why LinkedIn wants to make it easy to notify headhunters you’re interested in taking your career in a new direction without ever alerting your current boss. Today, LinkedIn has launched its new Open…
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J.K. Rowling’s Latest Pottermore Story Is an American Wizarding Civics Lesson
Another day closer to the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, another Pottermore story about the history of American wizardry which, we presume, will be all shaken up by that movie’s protagonist, Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) Today’s lesson: politics!Read more…
GearCulture
Flybrix Lego Drone Kit
How does making one of the funnest modern inventions using one of the greatest ever toys sound? The Flybrix Lego Drone Kit allows you to use included, or your own blocks, to build your very own, crash-friendly flying machine in as little as 15 minutes. No matter what your architectural or aeronautical…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
This flower smells like a bee under attack
A new discovery takes plants’ deception of their pollinators to a whole new level. Researchers reporting in the journal Current Biology on October 6 found that the ornamental plant popularly known as Giant Ceropegia fools certain freeloading flies into pollinating it by mimicking the scent of honeybees…
Design Milk
Minimalist Furniture by Bowen Liu
Recent Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) graduate Bowen Liu has debuted a new collection of functional and detailed furniture pieces that bring together people within the home. Designed and handcrafted by Bowen in upstate New York, the mini collection features gently curved lines and…
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Yahoo Adapted Email-Scanning Spam Filter to Satisfy ‘Secret Court Order’ Related to Terrorist Hunt
Following a report yesterday that cited three former Yahoo employees who claimed the company built a program to scan every customer’s email for specific information at the order of the United States government, new pieces of information have surfaced in a separate article from The New York Times. Specifically,…
RT – Daily news
UK Chancellor on Wall Street to reassure nervous bankers about London’s financial future
British Chancellor Philip Hammond is in the US, cozying up to Wall Street power-brokers in an effort to convince them London will keep its position as the world’s leading financial hub after Brexit. Read Full Article at RT.com
Fast Company
25 Reasons To Call In Sick And Come To The Fast Company Innovation Festival
From November 1-4, more than 125 events, 175 speakers, and thousands of attendees will take over New York City for #FCNY16. From November 1-4, more than 125 events, 175 speakers, and thousands of attendees will take over New York City for #FCNY16.The second annual Fast Company…
BBC News – World
Juvenile held after Texas special needs boy set on fire
A juvenile is charged over an arson attack on a 10-year-old Texas boy with special needs, who is in a coma with burns covering 20% of his body.
Gizmodo
This Freaky Plant Has an Incredible Trick For Luring in Flies
Plants employ a wide variety of tactics to lure pollinators, but an ornamental plant popularly known as Giant Ceropegia takes it to another level. Its flower smells like a honeybee under attack—an odor that freeloading, meal-seeking flies find absolutely irresistible. Read more…
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Garment Workers Can Now Use Cell Phones to Report Abuse
Textile workers from around the world can now use cell phones to report on-the-job abuse. US-based startups Laborlink and LaborVoices are providing a safe, anonymous way for garment workers to report child labor, wage withholdings, trafficking, and other violations directly to the brands that contract…
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DJI’s Goggles put you in the cockpit of a drone
No, this isn’t another VR headset. These are video goggles from DJI. Why would you want a headset from DJI? Because it connects wirelessly to the company’s new foldable Mavic Pro drone, giving you a live, bird’s eye view from the camera (in 1080p no…
Computerworld
Why being a data scientist ‘feels like being a magician’
The data scientist role was thrust into the limelight early this year when it was named 2016’s “hottest job,” and there’s been considerable interest in the position ever since. Just recently, the White House singled data scientists out with a special appeal for help. Those in the job can expect to…
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Leatherman x Shinola Multi-Tool
Based on the beloved Charge AL, this new Leatherman x Shinola Multi-Tool makes a few changes to the classic that should please any modern gentleman. At first glance, you’ll notice…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
Discover Magazine
Understanding the Rhythms of the Desert: Citizen Science, Committed Communities, Public Libraries and SciStarter
A guest post from the Superstition Area Land Trust (SALT) community in Apache Junction, AZ. Understanding the Rhythms of the Desert: A Citizen Science and Lending Library Program  Presented by: The Superstition Area Land Trust (SALT), SciStarter, Arizona State University’s School for the Future…
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X15 Flamethrower
People typically use flamethrowers to clear brush and weeds. And just like that, for the first time in my life I cannot think of anything I’d rather do today than go clear me some brush and weeds. In addition to disintegrating encroaching dead flora to ash, the backpack o’ fire that is Quinn Whitehead…
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Compact drone uses beetle-inspired wings to snap open and take to the skies
Folding components are becoming a hallmark of drones made for pilots on the move. Portability is one thing, but the time needed to unpack the aircraft and set it in flight can be an equally important consideration when it comes to search and rescue operations, an area where drones are showing…
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Richard Feynman’s Tiny Machines
In 1959, physicist Richard Feynman, who had already done work that would win him the Nobel Prize a few years later, gave a talk at Caltech that didn’t have much to do with his main areas of study. The talk was called There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom and it was a scientist at the peak of his formidable…
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Fast energy transport between unlike partners
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Enhancing the superconducting properties of an iron-based material
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Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne on Gary Johnson, Trump vs. Clinton, and Bringing the Blockchain to the Stock Market: New at Reason
“We have, you may have noticed, in our society, a group of people that call themselves, ‘progressives,” says Patrick Byrne, CEO of Overstock.com. “The hidden assumption is that they are for progress, or that a more powerful government would be progress. Well, I figure that if they can hijack the…
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Racist Facebook Messages Cost Two Georgia Cops Their Jobs
Two Georgia law enforcement officers are out of work as a result of Facebook exchanges where, among other things, they joked about targeting black people for arrest on the highway. Former McIntosh County Sheriff’s Deputy Brant Gaither and his former departmental colleague Jeremy Owens shared a number…
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Volvo’s cars are about to start talking to keep you safe
Volvo has announced that by the end of 2016 all European cars from its 90 series will be equipped with car-to-car communication technology, warning drivers when they’re approaching hazards on the road and allowing similarly-equipped cars to send and receive warnings to one another.These warnings include…
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If you’re going to buy a new TV, you might as well go all the way. This 4K Samsung 70″ set is marked down to $1500 on BuyDig’s eBay storefront today, or about $300-$500 less than you’ll find it elsewhere.Read more…
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As the Climate Warms, We Are ‘Primed’ for Worse Storms Than Sandy
With the climate warming and the sea level rising, conditions are ripe for storms deadlier and more devastating than Sandy that put more people at risk. That’s the outlook from David A. Robinson, a Rutgers geography professor who has served as the New Jersey state climatologist for 25 years.
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U of S Researcher Aims to Save Endangered Cranes
SASKATOON–Slender, graceful and majestic, Asia’s red-crowned cranes may look the same in the wild or in captivity, but inside they are markedly different in the types of microbes they carry around–something that may guide conservation efforts for the endangered birds.
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
The world’s fastest elevator is quicker than track legend Usain Bolt
Related: This Italian elevator transports passengers vertically and horizontally Via CNN Images via Pixabay and Wikimedia Commons
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Portugal’s ex-prime minister Guterres officially nominated as new UN chief
Portugal’s former prime minister Antonio Guterres was officially nominated by the UN Security Council on Thursday to be the next United Nations secretary-general. Guterres will take up the new post to succeed Ban Ki-moon in January 2017.
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Engaging Science Students Through Independence and Ownership | Megan Seifert | TEDxTahoeCity
What’s wrong with this paradigm? Secondary school math, English, and foreign language students learn by doing, while science students learn about what’s already been done in their field. What if, instead, we could give students real, hands on experience with scientific research as early as elementary…
TechCrunch
Instagram Stories has 100 million daily active users after just 2 months
 Instagram Stories is benefitting from the large active user base Instagram itself enjoys, and now has 100 million daily active viewers. That’s two-thirds of the daily active user population for Snapchat, which reported 150 million global active users across its entire platform in late September. Even…
Gizmodo
Mylan Ripped Off the Government, Ironically by Misclassifying EpiPens as a Generic Drug
The US government spent over $1.3 billion on EpiPens from 2011 to 2015. But Mylan, the makers of EpiPen, has been overcharging the government for the life-saving allergy medication by misclassifying it as a generic, rather than a name brand drug. If you don’t know whether to laugh or cry at this point,…
RT – Daily news
UK Muslims view anti-extremism efforts as ‘spying programme’
Muslim communities in the UK regard Prevent – the government’s anti-extremism strategy – as a “spying programme” which targets followers of the Islamic faith, according to the UK’s terror law watchdog. Read Full Article at RT.com
Digital Trends
Amazon leaks Oculus Touch controllers’ U.K. pricing ahead of Connect show
Oculus Connect 3 is set to take place October 6, but one of the big expected announcements may have been spoiled by Amazon. Following along from several other etailers which jumped the gun last month, Amazon has revealed the U.K. pricing for the Oculus Touch controllers, listing them at 190 British pounds….
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Southwest Apple Watch Strap by Bexar Goods
A leather Apple watch strap that makes use of classic southwestern patterns.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers discover how selenium is incorporated into proteins
Humans need eight essential trace elements for good health, and one of them is selenium – a powerful antioxidant that is important for thyroid and brain function as well as metabolism.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers fabricate microfibers for single-cell studies, tissue engineering
Iowa State University researchers have created a new way to design and fabricate microfibers that support cell growth and could be useful tools for reconnecting nerves and regenerating other damaged tissues.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
How XSEDE’s ECSS program is helping researchers understand tornados with scientific visualization and data mining
A dark, greenish sky…a loud roar, similar to a freight train…low-lying clouds – if you see approaching storms or any of the danger signs, take shelter immediately. A tornado might be in your path!
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Systems biology study discovers proteins that become more stable with increasing age
Some proteins behave in an unusual way: the older they become, the longer their life expectancy. A research team at the Max Delbrück Center in the Helmholtz Association (MDC) has now published this paradoxical finding in the journal Cell. Their work has traced the life cycle of thousands of molecules…
Singularity HUB
Why Are Millions of People Ditching Their Wearable Devices?
Some people wear their hearts on their sleeves. Others, meanwhile, measure their heartrate on their wrists. The latter group is growing exponentially, ushering in a multi-billion-dollar wearables market, from watches that count steps and heartbeats to ear buds that monitor a woman’s body temperature…
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Floridians Are Shrugging Off A Hurricane and Zika. But It’s Just the Beginning.
Hurricane Matthew is whipping away at Florida’s shores this week—threatening lives and homes and parties.If you know any Floridians, you know that no one is really freaking out yet. We are masters of disaster in the worst kind of way, having endured hurricanes, tornados, weird crimes, Rick Scott, and…
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After a Year of Controversy and Investigations, Theranos Closes Its Blood Labs
After a year of extreme controversy, health tech startup Theranos will be shutting down its blood-testing operations across the country.CEO Elizabeth Holmes made the announcement late Wednesday in an open letter posted to Theranos’s website, where she told investors the company would be shuttering its…
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I Went to a Chinese Robot Shop to Witness the Coming of the Sex Dolls
When I arrive at the 5S shop in Changsha, the capital city of China’s south central Hunan province, store owner Mr. Xiao is struggling to prevent a nearly-nude “female” humanoid doll from toppling off a chair. As Xiao finally manages to place the doll in a stable sitting position then cover its rather…
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9to5Toys Lunch Break: 9.7″ iPad Pro 32GB $420, 27″ 5K iMac $1,500, 2-Pack TP-Link Smart Plugs $45, more
Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS: Grab the 9.7-inch iPad Pro 32GB WiFi (Refurb) at the lowest price we’ve seen:…
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Hurricane Matthew: At least 100 people killed in Haiti devastation
More than 100 people have been killed by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, the country’s interior minister is quoted as saying.
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This Bluetooth Bose Discount Is Music To Your Ears
Whether you own an iPhone 7 or not, it’s time to invest in a pair of Bluetooth headphones, and Bose’s around-ear SoundLink IIs are down to $229 on Amazon, an all-time low.Read more…
Curbed National
The science (and business) of sleep
Tech companies have joined the multi-billion dollar rush to help us get a better night’s rest. Are they making a difference? Defining a good night’s rest can be as elusive as getting one. Just ask Russell Foster. A professor at the University of Oxford who runs the school’s Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience…
Curbed National
The best apartment rental sites and apps
A comprehensive list of national rental websites to aid your next apartment hunt Long gone are the days when apartment hunters had to carefully scan the newspaper classifieds to find a place to live. Today, any renter can easily access millions of apartment listings through hundreds of digital databases…
Curbed National
Google Wifi wants to give you more reliable wireless internet at home
Smarter homes need better wireless internet connections Google has been mighty busy lately. On Tuesday, the company announced a buzzed-about phone, Pixel, and launched preorders for Google Home, its answer to a central question in the smart home biz: How do we get all these disparate doodads to communicate…
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Google wanted to sell intelligent robot arms (but didn’t)
Google (and parent company Alphabet) build a lot more hardware than fancy new smartphones and AI assistants — it’s just that a lot of it doesn’t make it out of the lab. Take these advanced robotic arms, for example: Alphabet’s robotics group built the arms, which were used in a research project to show…
How-To Geek
How to Add a Tapback to an iMessage in macOS Sierra
Messages got a lot of love in iOS 10, but not so much in macOS Sierra. They did get some attention, though, including a few of iOS 10’s features, like tapback comments.Click Here to Continue Reading
HiConsumption
Zorro Macsk II Touchscreen for iMac
A iMac accessory that turns your desktop into a touchscreen computer.
HiConsumption
The No Bake Tent
Engineered to reflect infrared rays from the sun that turn up the heat in your tent.
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Nissan Versa under federal investigation for inadvertent airbag deployment – Roadshow
There’s nothing like being hit with an airbag for closing a door too hard.
CNET News.com
Facebook activates Safety Check for Hurricane Matthew – CNET
The deadly hurricane has been classified a Category 4 storm as it rages across the Caribbean and heads for Florida.
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Verizon drones head for the skies – CNET
After a series of successful tests, Verizon unveils a program that connects drones to its wireless network.
The Verge – All Posts
The new Greyp G12H electric bike goes up to 150 miles on a single charge
Greyp Bikes announced a new electric bike today called the Greyp G12H. It can reach speeds of up to 27 miles per hour while using its 3kWh Lithium-Ion battery. It’ll reportedly stay charged for up to 150 miles. We don’t know how much it weighs, but Greyp’s similar bikes weigh around 120 pounds, so I’d…
TechSpot
Spotify users exposed to malware attack
Some users of Spotify’s free, ad-supported service got a bit more than they bargained for this week (and not in a good way).
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Inside the Bitter Lobbying War Over Police Body Cam Contracts
Last Friday, the New York Police Department awarded a $6 million contract for its long-delayed body cam program. It was a cause for measured celebration among the civil rights advocates who have complained about the NYPD’s interminable rollout of body cams, but in at least one corner of town, it was…
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If N.C. Food Trucks Can Discriminate Against Gays, Then Why Aren’t They?
Let’s start off by fact-checking and correcting both The Daily Show’s and Huffington Post writer Cavan Sieczkowski’s understanding of North Carolina’s HB2. This is the controversial “bathroom bill” that requires transgender people to use the government and public school facilities that match the sex…
Slashdot
Bigfoot Spotted Sneaking Around Below Bald Eagle Nest, Multiple Outlets Report
Take it with a pinch of salt. Maybe some more. Eric Mack, writing for CNET:Bigfoot, that mysteriously unkempt and anti-social gentlemen of the woodlands, has again made an appearance on camera in his trademark blurry yet intriguing style. This time the legendary cryptid has apparently been captured on…
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Watch the Oculus Connect 3 keynote at 1PM ET
Oculus’ developer conference is going down in San Jose, California this week and today the keynote address will reveal the big news. You can stream all of the announcements as they happen at Oculus Connect 3 on Twitch or if you happen to own a compatible headset, you can watch with NextVR. On top of…
TechCrunch
Oculus will bring VR to the web with ReactVR and Carmel VR web browser
 VR won’t be confined to apps. Oculus just announced the ReactVR javascript framework for building WebVR experiences that can run on the forthcoming Oculus VR web browser codenamed “Carmel”. The Carmel developer preview will become available soon, and will run on any Oculus device. Carmel and ReactVR…
HiConsumption
Boba Fett Motorcycle Helmet
A quality motorcycle helmet with bounty hunter styling.
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Brexit’s impact on education is a disaster for design says Ben Evans
EU students are deferring or cancelling their offers from UK design schools over Brexit with major implications for the future of the sector, according to London Design Festival co-founder and UAL governor Ben Evans. (more…)
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Apple reportedly taking steps to improve its cloud services
Apple is said to be taking steps to improve its cloud services, including consolidating related teams and developing new technology that could let Apple run its own servers, according to Bloomberg. Apple has struggled in the cloud for much of the past decade while its competitors — basically every big…
RT – Daily news
3rd Russian Black Sea fleet ship leaves for Mediterranean to join anti-ISIS op
A third Russian warship – the corvette ‘Mirage’ – has left the port of Sevastopol and set sail for the Mediterranean Sea to assist in Russia’s anti-Islamic State operations, the Russian Black Sea Fleet has confirmed. Read Full Article at RT.com
Mises Institute
Why Democracy Rewards Bad People
Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssBig GovernmentPolitical TheoryWhy Democracy Rewards Bad People 0 Views One of the most widely accepted propositions among political economists is the following: Every monopoly is bad from the viewpoint of consumers. Monopoly is understood in its classical…
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Sony BDP-S6500 3D 4K Upscaling Blu-ray Player w/ Wi-Fi $96.44
Sony BDP-S6500 3D 4K Upscaling Blu-ray Player w/ Wi-Fi $96.44
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Music drives mechanical abstract art mayhem
Dmitry Morozov, the Moscow-based media artist behind the pyrite sun sound generator we featured last year, has just released video footage of his latest creation. The electropollock has been designed as an homage to American expressionist painter Jackson Pollock, famous for his energetic drip…
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Triple-header lens offers three times the creative effects
Lensbaby’s latest creative effect lens is a three-in-one optic for mirrorless shooters. The quirky-looking Trio 28 – which is sure to prompt questions from other photographers – rotates to let users switch between the firm’s distinctive Twist, Velvet, and Sweet effects without swapping lenses… …
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Airline industry agrees to carbon emissions cap: ICAO
The airline industry agreed Thursday on a framework for reducing its carbon footprint at a UN meeting in Montreal, making it the first commercial sector on its own to tackle climate change.
physicsworld.com: news
Flash Physics: Vibrating iodine stars in molecular movies, Ukraine joins CERN, LIGO-India location chosen
Today’s selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics
physicsworld.com: news
Gender bias found in recommendation letters
Male and female researchers write stronger recommendation letters for men, study reveals
TechCrunch
Google opens computer science lab in Oakland for young people of color
 Google is officially unveiling Code Next, its computer science lab for youth, today in Oakland. The program, which USA Today’s Jessica Guynn got wind of last month, is designed to offer young black and Latino people interested in tech an opportunity to learn how to code, as well as the fundamentals…
Scientific American Content: Global
Industry Gas Leaks Improve
Tests show that technology can control methane emissions — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
TechCrunch
Capital One acquires online price tracker Paribus
 Capital One is making another acquisition in the fintech space, this time snatching up the price tracking service Paribus, which helps online shoppers get automatic refunds when prices drop on items they purchased. Deal terms were not disclosed, but the acquisition involves bring both the team and the…
Digital Trends
Uber wants riders to know that it’s more than just a one-trick pony
It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say Uber wants to be almost everything to everyone, transportation-wise. In a recent post in the Uber newsroom blog the company makes a point that, while some riders view Uber as a single-purpose transportation solution, there are many ways riders can use Uber to get…
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France warns Russia that ‘nothing can justify’ assault on Syria’s Aleppo
France’s foreign minister told Russia Friday there was no justification for the fierce assault on Syria’s Aleppo, as Moscow said it was ready to “work on” a French-drafted UN resolution seeking to allow aid into the besieged city.
BBC News – World
Antonio Guterres: I will serve most vulnerable as UN chief
Antonio Guterres, the ex-Portuguese PM formally nominated to be the next UN secretary general, says he plans to “serve the most vulnerable”.
PCWorld
Cable and telecom are rivals again with new IoT networks
Comcast and the biggest U.S. carriers are taking their long-running rivalry to the internet of things.The country’s largest cable company and telecommunications giants, Verizon and AT&T, have been fighting each other for years in home broadband, business internet service and wireless access. Now…
PCWorld
FCC to vote on strict privacy rules for ISPs in late October
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will push forward with controversial privacy regulations that would require broadband providers to get customer permission before using and sharing geolocation, browsing histories, and other personal information.Broadband providers have complained the proposal…
RT – Daily news
DOJ launches probe into Alabama prison system over inmate abuse
The US Department of Justice has launched a statewide investigation into the conditions of Alabama’s prisons for men. The probe will look at whether prisoners are protected from other prisoners and correctional officers, and into the living conditions. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
Opium growth in Afghanistan soars, eradication close to zero – UN
Opium poppy cultivation levels in Afghanistan this year are the highest on record, said the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, adding that efforts to eradicate the crop have fallen flat. Read Full Article at RT.com
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HP SPROCKET PHOTO PRINTER
HP Sprocket is a tiny portable printer that allows you to instantly print the pics of your choice that you just took with your smartphone. Small (fits in the palm of your hand) and lightweight to ensure portability, it also has an interesting price point. It uses the ZINK system (zero ink), the colors…
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