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Bell Moto-3 Helmet
Originally debuted in the 1970s as a racing prototype, the Bell Moto-3 Helmet is back, mixing classic styling with modern materials. The silhouette and proportions are the same as the…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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Trump’s Infrastructure Nationalism: New at Reason
Republicans have spent the last eight years huffing and puffing against President Obama’s borrow-and-build policies. They pilloried his stimulus spending on “shovel ready” projects. They have derided his proposals to build China-style high speed rail as big government run amuck. They have refused to…
Discover Magazine
5 Ways Yeast Will Help Save Lives
Try to imagine life without yeast. It’s kind of a bummer. The single-celled fungi are the leavening agents that gave rise to sourdoughs, ciabattas and chewy pizza crusts. They’re the microorganisms that convert sugar into carbon dioxide and ethanol to give beer and wine its intoxicating effects….
Discover Magazine
The Oldest Government Computer Is Out of This World
A Muckrock investigation revealed the oldest government computer, and it’s 12.47 billion miles from Earth. The Voyager mission began in 1977 when the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 probes  launched toward the outer solar system. The probes are still sending back measurements after 39 years. Voyager…
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Asus announces release date for its super-thin MacBook competitor
Asus has finally announced US release dates and pricing for the biggest products it unveiled back at IFA in August. The ZenBook 3, which the company had advertised as a thinner and lighter version of Apple’s MacBook, comes in two configurations. A $1,099 model includes an i5 processor, 256GB SSD,…
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Geek Toys : Death Star Electronics Lab
Make your battle station fully-operational. Make the Death Star fully-operational by building over 20 electronic circuit experiments, completing its construction. Build a super laser, tractor beam, battle alarm, or Darth Vader’s artificial breathing apparatus! $39.99
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T-Shirts & Apparel : Ewok Kids’ Beanie
Yub nub! Keep your little Ewok warm this winter. Bundle up your little Ewok this winter with the officially-licensed Star Wars Ewok Kids’ Beanie. It’s fleece-lined and includes a furry face and ears. Perfect for winter on Endor or even Hoth! $14.99
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Home & Office : 2017 Star Trek Ships of the Line Calendar
Boldly go into January. And February. And March… 12-month 2017 wall calendar shows off iconic moments from Star Trek history with original illustrations of the franchise’s most famous starships and wessels. We mean, vessels. $14.99
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Welcome to the Universe: An Astrophysical Tour
Written by leading American astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson and a pair of his colleagues from Princeton, Welcome To The Universe breaks down the latest discoveries & research in our solar system, covering planets, stars, galaxies black holes, wormholes, and time travel. For purchase information,…
The Next Web
Free tool ‘OverSight’ notifies you anytime someone attempts to access your webcam
FBI Director James Comey recently warned that we should all place tape over our webcams. ‘OverSight’ takes a different approach. Instead of requiring you cover your webcam, it’ll notify you anytime someone attempts to access it, or your computer’s microphone. It continually monitors your system looking…
PopTech Blog
It’s time to pay attention! More speakers added
PopTech: Culture Clash is less than one month away! We can’t wait to welcome the PopTech community to kick off our 20th anniversary gathering. If you haven’t already secured your ticket…what’s the hold up? Why you should join us:  1) The PopTech community is welcoming, passionate and action-oriented….
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Whistler LR-300GP Laser Radar Detector w/ GPS & 360 Degree Coverage $57.99
Whistler LR-300GP Laser Radar Detector w/ GPS & 360 Degree Coverage $57.99
Mashable
12 business lessons from Oprah Winfrey
Going from an impoverished and violent childhood to an incredibly successful talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey has become one of the most influential and inspiring individuals in the world. Oprah has certainly changed lives for millions of people. But, she’s also inadvertently…
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Research finds that birds behave like human musicians
The tuneful behavior of some songbirds parallels that of human musicians. That’s the conclusion presented in a recent paper published by an international team of researchers, among them David Rothenberg, distinguished professor of philosophy and music in NJIT’s Department of Humanities. Other members…
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Yeast gene rapidly evolves to attack viruses, researchers find
Humans have used Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast in baking, brewing and winemaking for millennia. New research from the University of Idaho and the University of Colorado Boulder reveals another way that yeast species can help our species: by demonstrating how viruses interact with their hosts, and how…
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US farmers make foray into quinoa as demand for grain grows
To the south of Nash Huber’s farm fields are the Olympic Mountains, peaking at nearly 8,000 feet. Due north is the end of a channel of Pacific Ocean waters that separate the United States from Canada.
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ACLU wary of police using social media tracking tool
Increasingly common tools that allow police to conduct real-time social media surveillance during protests are drawing criticism from civil liberties advocates, who oppose the way some departments have quietly unrolled the technology without community input and little public explanation.
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US wants to strengthen agreement to ban Arctic Ocean fishing
The United States is trying to broker an agreement between a host of nations to prohibit unregulated fishing in the international waters of the Arctic Ocean.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Judges question if life term too harsh for Silk Road founder
A federal appeals panel in New York City is questioning whether the life prison term given to the founder of the drug-selling website Silk Road is too harsh.
The Awesomer
SteelSeries Arctis Headsets
Price: $80-$150  | Buy | LinkSteelSeries throws out the edgy aesthetic and over-boosted bass in this practical and versatile lineup of gaming headseats. The Arctis series is light, sounds great for any use, has a crystal clear mic and lets you adjust the volume in favor of chat or the game sound. …
Ars Technica
Welcome to the machine—Yahoo mail scanning exposes another US spy tool
Enlarge (credit: Aurich / Thinkstock) Imagine a futuristic society in which robots are deployed to everybody’s house, fulfilling a mission to scan the inside of each and every residence. Does that mental image look far-off and futuristic? Well, this week’s Yahoo e-mail surveillance revelations perhaps…
Tools and Toys
Griffin iTrip Bluetooth
The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus have elminated the headphone jack, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still take advantage of your car’s AUX port. Using the Griffin iTrip Bluetooth adaptor, you can turn your AUX port into a Bluetooth receiver to pair with your iPhone 7 (or any other Bluetooth compatible device)….
Computerworld
European chip-maker partners for wireless charging
Europe’s largest semiconductor chip maker, ST Microelectronics (ST), has partnered with Massachusetts-based WiTricity to develop integrated circuits for wireless power transfer. WiTricity pointed to the deal as indicative of how chip makers are taking note of wireless charging as a new source of revenue…
Digital Trends
Trends with Benefits: Google calls out Apple, Nike delivers us Back to the Future
Google came out swinging at it’s Made by Google Event on Tuesday, with Pixel phones to take on both Apple and Samsung, Google Home to take on Amazon’s Alexa, and Daydream to shake up the VR market. We’ll give you a full recap of what went down and also what you can look forward to from the new Google…
Geek.com
The dankest weed found in ancient Chinese tomb
Humans, it seems, have been fans of cannabis for millennia. Archaeologists recently discovered a shockingly well-preserved funerary shroud in an ancient Chinese tomb. National Geographic broke the story. A burial site between 2,400 […]
Physics News
Scientists discover ‘supramolecule’ that could help reduce nuclear, agricultural waste
Indiana University researchers have reported the first definitive evidence for a new molecular structure with potential applications to the safe storage of nuclear waste and reduction of chemicals …
Fast Company
7 Emergency Steps For Ending Team Conflict
Two colleagues butting heads can quickly turn into a problem for everyone. Two colleagues butting heads can quickly turn into a problem for everyone.First, the good news: We’re all different people with unique talents, abilities, and personalities. And now for the bad news: We’re…
Lifehacker
How to Let Go of Irrational Workplace Paranoia
Of all the things that can make you worry at work, some of the worst are the problems you create. This is especially true when negative things happen and you find yourself waiting for them to happen again. Let me give you a couple of examples.This post originally appeared on The Muse.Say you’ve been…
Science | Smithsonian
No, I Don’t Need a Flu Shot: I’m an Alpha Female
For spotted hyenas, like humans, social wealth equals better health
Reason.com Full Feed
The Presidential Election is Literally Destroying Friendships
Chelsea Clinton and Ivanka Trump reportedly have remained close friends during this election season, even as their parents have been battling it out on the campaign trail. If only the rest of America were so lucky. A new poll from Monmouth University shows that the heated, ugly and thankfully-almost-over…
CNET News.com
Draconid meteor shower should brighten your Friday happy hour – CNET
Most meteor showers require heading outside at ungodly hours, but Draco the dragon will shoot fireballs around the sky earlier in the evening.
Deals
Save a Few Bucks on Gas With a Trio of Discounted Gift Cards
For a limited time, eBay’s discounting gift cards to multiple gas station chains by 8%. I realize that’s not a huge discount, but how else would you save that much on fuel?Read more…
Gadget Review
Groupon Coupon Makes 4K Smart TVs under $270
Groupon Coupon Makes 4K Smart TVs under $270 Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site It’s a short and sweet sale today at Groupon today. Several already-discounted HDTV deals have a today-only 10% coupon code making new lows on all the following units. At Checkout Use Code: EXTRA Vizio Refurbished…
BBC News – World
Iranian writer given long jail term for story about stoning
A writer and human rights activist faces six years’ imprisonment in Iran for penning an unpublished story about stoning.
Ars Technica
Judge pushes back on Airbnb’s attempt to stop San Francisco’s new rental law
Enlarge (credit: Carl Court / Getty Images News) SAN FRANCISCO—In a Thursday hearing, a federal judge appeared greatly skeptical that Airbnb and other short-term rental websites should be able to halt a new local law imposed by the city and county of San Francisco that would require the company to…
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Intel’s Stratix 10 FPGAs, SoCs Sampling
Devices like Stratix 10 FPGAs will help satisfy the insatiable demand for higher computational capabilities, lower latency, greater system flexibility, and increased power efficiencies.
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NASA rethinks approach to Mars exploration
Agency looks to time-allocation model in an era of shifting commercial and international interests.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20758
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TODAY ONLY Vizio 21in 2.1ch Sound Stand w/ Integrated Subwoofer (REFURB) $70.19
TODAY ONLY Vizio 21in 2.1ch Sound Stand w/ Integrated Subwoofer (REFURB) $70.19
SlashGear
Staples adds Apple Pay support on the mobile web
Staples now supports Apple Pay on the mobile web, allowing its customers to pay with Apple’s mobile payment system via their smartphone. Assuming they’re shopping on its “m.staples.com” website and using Safari, customers will be able to checkout using their iPhone’s Touch ID, skipping the usually extensive…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
SenseFly gives its eBee agriculture drone bigger wings
A few years back, drone-maker senseFly launched its eBee fixed-wing drone with a firm eye on agricultural applications, though the drone’s mapping capabilities drew the attention of those working on search and rescue applications, too. Now the company has announced an upgrade, the eBee Plus,…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Folding bike helmet isn’t big on bulk
Among the reasons that some people give for not using bicycle helmets is the claim that they take up too much room in a bag when taken off … but a group of Manhattan-based entrepreneurs are out to change that. Their currently-crowdfunding Fend helmet folds down like an accordion when not in…
Curbed National
Converted live-work space was created entirely from salvaged materials
The former coach house is now a one-of-a-kind home In an impressive feat of upcycling, designers Rolf Bruggink and Niek Wagemans have turned an empty coach house into a one-of-a-kind residence using materials salvaged from a demolished office building nearby. According to Contemporist, the building…
Inside Science
From China, To The US, And Back
From China, To The US, And Back In the 1940s there were 5,000 scholars from China — some stayed in the U.S. and some went back to China after 1949 From China, To The US, And Back Video of From China, To The US, And Back …
Newswise: SciNews
Palm Oil Plantations Devastating to Tropical Peat Swamp Forests
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Police tracking social media during protests stirs concerns
Increasingly common tools that allow police to conduct real-time social media surveillance during protests are drawing criticism from civil liberties advocates, who oppose the way some departments have quietly unrolled the technology without community input and little public explanation.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
SNS accelerator celebrates 10 years of leading the way
The first of its kind superconducting linear particle accelerator (LINAC) built for the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory is now celebrating 10 years of successful operations.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Survey: Most Americans better informed, often rely on instincts to navigate info environment
While the vast majority of Americans believe it is easier to find useful information today than it was five years ago, 78 percent report that the sheer quantity of information can sometimes be overwhelming, according to a new survey conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago on decision-making in…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
New York and 5 other states sue feds over upwind pollution
New York and five other Northeastern states are suing federal regulators to force them to help ensure that upwind states control their pollution.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Exotic property confirmed in natural material could lead to fundamental studies
Researchers have confirmed the existence of a naturally occurring exotic property in which a material becomes thicker when stretched – the opposite of most materials – a discovery that could lead to new studies into the fundamental science of nano-materials behavior.
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Verizon has final say over when its Pixels get Android updates
Verizon is pretty pleased to be Google’s sole US carrier partner for the new Pixel and Pixel XL. Sure, you could order one straight from Google, but nothing sates gadget lust like being able to walk into a store and buy a thing right there. Buying a…
Mashable
You may be surprised to learn that ‘Die Hard’ is based on a novel
Armed with these facts, you’ll be ready to take on anyone, with or without shoes. Don’t forget to pay attention, or Alan Rickman will crash your office Christmas party. Actually, that would be awesome. Never mind.  Here are seven things you didn’t know about Die Hard.  Subscribe to CineFix for more…
TechCrunch
News in VR with RYOT
 RYOT, the Culver City California-based virtual reality outfit snapped up by the Huffington Post last year, works on the cutting edge of the news business, bringing audiences straight to the scene. That’s an unusual use of the new medium – most VR startups focus on sports and gaming empires. But RYOT…
Digital Trends
JK Rowling pens a primer on U.S. magic agency ahead of ‘Fantastic Beasts’ release
There’s more to learn before Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hits theaters. Since we’ll see protagonist Newt Scamander clash with the U.S. equivalent of the U.K.’s Ministry of Magic, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has put together an introduction to the Magical Congress of the United State…
Digital Trends
Can Fisker use state-of-the-art battery technology to beat Tesla?
Danish designer and businessman Henrik Fisker has announced plans to launch a new car company named Fisker Inc. The brand will focus entirely on long-range electric vehicles in a bid to take on Tesla Motors, Porsche, and Mercedes-Benz. Fisker revealed his namesake company’s first model will take the…
Dornob
The Kosmos Pen: Deceptive Simplicity
The German design company Stilform takes classic themes and updates them for the modern…
The Sweethome
Should You Get a GPS Running Watch, Fitness Tracker, or Smartwatch?
Until the early 21st century, tracking your fitness meant using a stopwatch, charting your progress on graph paper, and, if you were devoted, walking around with a small box chained to your hip. Nowadays you pretty much have to ask your smartphone not to track your steps, and McDonald’s recently gave…
RT – Daily news
Fancy Bears hacker group releases emails claiming cover-up of US athletes’ drug tests
The hacking group Fancy Bears, as part of its so-called #OpOlympics, has released emails between US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) employees that it says proves that American athletes have taken banned substances. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Amazon’s rumored Echo streaming music service may be coming soon
Amazon has offered a very basic streaming music service for a few years now, but it looks like the company is nearly ready to significantly revamp its offerings. An Echo-only streaming music option may be coming in the next few weeks, claims a report…
TechSpot
Facebook reportedly intent on bring its Free Basics Internet service to the US
Facebook has reportedly held talks with wireless providers and government officials since at least this spring with regard to bringing its Free Basics service to the US.
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Augmented Rock Climbing
Increase the difficulty and fun factor of your next climbing session by trying some augmented rock climbing. This supercharged version employs body tracking and projected graphics to create interactive games designed to motivate and improve your skills. Check it out
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Tragedy Strikes Hundreds of Migrants Bound for Italy
Ars Technica
Researchers find fake data in Olympic anti-doping, Guccifer 2.0 Clinton dumps
Fake bear dump. (credit: Stewart Butterfield) A pattern of mischaracterization, misrepresentation, and outright alteration of breached data has emerged in two of the latest headline-grabbing batches of hacked files. Investigators discovered that recently published data from anti-doping testing at…
Coolest Gadgets
Young Van Gogh’s Illuminated Dry Erase Easel unleashes one’s creative powers
The imagination and mind of a child is truly a wonderful thing. In fact, give them something as simple as a cardboard box, and they will be able to turn it into a time machine or a spaceship, or simply something else that amazes you. When they are bored, do not throw them a tablet or smartphone to play…
Next Big Future
China’s nuclear energy production increased over 20% in August, World adds 9 new reactors in 2016 to reach 450 operational reactors
China’s power consumption in August rose 8.3 percent from a year ago because of increased cooling demand due to high temperatures.China’s power consumption reached 563.1 billion kilowatt hours (kwh) in August, said Zhao Chenxin, spokesman for the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).Power…
CNET News.com
Walmart tries to turn on its e-commerce game – CNET
The retailer plans to spend more on e-commerce and slow down store openings, in hopes of catching up to Amazon.
Ars Technica
Dealmaster: Get a Dell XPS upgradeable desktop with Core i7 for $705
Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our partners at TechBargains, we have a number of deals to share ahead of Columbus Day next week. Now you can get a Dell XPS tower desktop, featuring a Core i7 processor and support for a full size video card up to 225W, for just $705. There’s also a great…
Digital Trends
Skynet — ahem — Google executives scrapped plans to sell AI-powered arms
Google nearly became a purveyor of super-intelligent robot arms. That is according to Bloomberg, which reported on Thursday that top brass at Alphabet, Google’s corporate parent company, nixed plans for consumer-oriented robotic arms after failing to identify compelling use cases. It is a tale of internal…
Digital Trends
Still up to no good: Bryan Cranston back on TV in January on Amazon’s ‘Sneaky Pete’
An exclusive clip from the first season of Sneaky Pete, featuring Bryan Cranston and Giovani Ribisi, was screened for the audience during Amazon Prime Video’s panel at New York Comic Con on Thursday. At the end of the clip, January 2017 was pictured under the title of the show, hinting that the 10-episode…
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Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Knife $28.24
Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Knife $28.24
Coolest Gadgets
ASTI LectroFan Micro is a wireless sleep sound machine
Some of us do find it difficult to get some much needed shuteye at night, and this could boil down to many different reasons. Among them include plenty of stress during our waking hours, so much so that it is nigh impossible to rest our minds at night. Others might be financial or relationship issues…
FiveThirtyEight
Hurricane Matthew Could Be One Of The Strongest Storms To Hit Florida’s East Coast
Hurricane Matthew has been editing the record books in the Caribbean since late last week. Now, it threatens the Southeast U.S. coast. After last year and at the start of the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season, many stories were published about how quiet hurricane seasons have been in recent years, particularly…
FiveThirtyEight
Election Update: Clinton’s Lead Is Becoming Safer
Gary Johnson averaged just 7 percentage points in 11 polls released on Thursday, continuing a string of bad results for the Libertarian Party nominee. At the same time, the number of undecided voters appears to be falling. Those two trends are combining to remove some of the uncertainty in our forecasts…
Dezeen
Dezeen Mail issue 326 features this week’s best stories and discussions
Toyo Ito’s sculptural opera house in Taiwan features in this week’s issue of Dezeen Mail, along with Zaha Hadid’s final furniture collection for David Gill Gallery and Renault’s new electric concept car. Read Dezeen Mail issue 326 | Subscribe to Dezeen Mail
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The Wirecutter’s best deals: Save $250 on KEF bookshelf speakers
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer’s guide to the best technology. Read their continuously updated list of deals atTheWirecutter.com. You may have already seen Engadget posting reviews from our friends atThe Wirecutter. Now, from time to time, we’ll also be publishing their…
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Samsung partners with Deakin University for healthcare IoT exploration
The industry-academia partnership will explore how the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence can support assisted living programs in healthcare.
Lifehacker
Forgiveness Is Good, but Well-Timed Forgiveness May Be Even Better
As difficult as it may be, forgiving someone who has wronged you is beneficial for everyone involved. But according to a recent collection of studies, knowing when to forgive someone may be just as important, especially in romantic relationships.When it comes to forgiving a partner for their transgressions,…
Big Think
Why Being Taught in Your Learning Style Does Not Make You Smarter
Do you respond more to visual or verbal information? People tend to believe that learning in the style they feel best suited to makes them soak up information more efficiently. This study debunks that belief.Read More
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“ANA AVATAR” selected as a top-prize concept at XPRIZE Visioneers 2016 Summit
(credit: ANA) A concept for remote-controlled “avatar” humanoid robots, presented by ANA, Japan’s largest airline, was named one of the three “top prize concept” finalists at XPRIZE’s recent inaugural Visioneers event. The ANA AVATAR Team, led by scientist Harry Kloor, PhD, presented an ambitious vision…
Mashable
Donald Trump thinks insulting women is ‘entertainment’
It’s Donald Trump’s world and women are just forced to live in it as his favorite punch line. The Republican presidential candidate, who recently defended his treatment of a former Miss Universe by saying she’d gained a “massive amount of weight,” explained on Thursday why so many of his derogatory…
Gizmodo
Everything We Know About The SpaceX Rocket Explosion Sabotage Theory
On Sept. 1, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded dramatically on the launch pad during fueling operations as the rocket was being prepared for a static firing test. The actual cause of the explosion is not yet known, but there’s a lot of speculation flying around now about possible sabotage. That’s certainly…
Bustler News, Competitions and Events
Event: Festival of Destruction, Curated by David Lynch, Featuring a Talk by Frank Gehry
Event Date: Oct 8, 2016 – Oct 9, 2016; Event City: Los Angeles, CA, US Festival of Disruption is a live music, art, film and immersive creativity festival in Los Angeles on October 8th and 9th at The Ace Hotel with artists like Robert Plant, St. Vincent, Angelo Badalamenti, Xiu Xiu, Sky Ferreira, Debbie…
Bustler News, Competitions and Events
Event: Designing For–and With–Gentrifying Communities
Event Date: Oct 14, 2016; Event City: Cambridge, MA, US Join us for a conversation with Elizabeth Timme (MArch 2010) and Helen Leung (MPP 2011), co-Executive Directors of LA-Más, a non-profit urban design organization that helps lower-income and underserved communities shape their future through policy…
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Bees have feelings and can experience optimism
A new study finds that bees can have positive feelings.
TechCrunch
Facebook invents “virtual reality emoji” gestures
 These are what Facebook calls “VR emoji,” and they’re the company’s vision for how we’ll convey emotion in virtual reality. We’re not talking about yellow illustrated emoticons popping up over your head. Instead, your avatar’s eyes, eye brows, mouth and other facial features will change to mimic how…
Digital Trends
Cybersecurity expert: Brain wave passwords bring major possibilities, risks
As far as computer security is concerned, passcodes, Touch ID, and iris scanning are so September 2016. These days, it seems all the cool kids are looking at brain wave detection as the next frontier in unbeatable passwords. That’s certainly what Abdul Serwadda, a cybersecurity expert and assistant…
RT – Daily news
US-led coalition says Turkish army ‘on its own’ in Iraq as Baghdad calls UNSC meeting
The spokesman for the US-led anti-ISIS coalition has said Turkish ground troops in Iraq are not acting as part of the alliance. Baghdad has called for an emergency UN Security Council meeting, saying Ankara is violating Iraqi sovereignty. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
US carries out two successful flight tests using mock nuke bombs
Two surveillance flight tests that used mock B61-7 and B61-11 bombs have been accomplished successfully earlier this month, the US National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has announced. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
Working-class US white males earn less than two decades ago – study
American working-class white males with only a high school diploma saw a 9 percent drop in pay in the last 18 years, a new study finds. Even some who graduated college saw their incomes fall, but depending on their age, that was not usually the case. Read Full Article at RT.com
Discover Magazine
What Scientists Learned by Dropping a Frozen, Dead Bird in Water
For sea birds like the gannet, diving is more of a way of life than an idle pastime. They feed near the coast, dive-bombing en masse into the water to reach schools of fish swimming below. Gannets can dive from more than a hundred feet in the air, reaching speeds in excess of 60 miles per hour on…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Water-purifying tech brings new meaning to “coffee foam”
Scientists already know that powder made from spent coffee grounds can be used to rid water of harmful heavy metal ions … that’s all well and good, but the powder then needs to be filtered out of the water. A group of Italian scientists has developed a step-saving alternative, in the form of…
Mashable
Dad of triplets figures out genius and simple way to stop back seat fights
“A day in the life of triplets.” Getting in the car with any kid can easily become an experiment in patience, but hopping in the car with triplets can be a nightmare. Especially if they’re all two years old. Dad-of-triplets Jake White reached his breaking point when it came to backseat car fights with…
TechCrunch
Toppling democracy one byte at a time
 As the saying goes, “all politics is local.” And now, so is hacking. Cyber attacks popularized on the silver screen are now occurring in every aspect of our life. Our election system is not immune from this new reality. Read More
RT – Daily news
Ex-GOP lawmakers trash ‘unqualified’ Trump in open letter attacking Republican candidate
In an astonishing open letter rebuke, 30 former Republican lawmakers have come out against the party’s presidential candidate Donald Trump, labeling him as unfit to govern. Read Full Article at RT.com
Digital Trends
General Motors has spent 50 years and $2.5 billion on fuel cell technology
Hydrogen-fueled electric cars? Great idea. General Motors has spent $2.5 billion working on it for 50 years and still has not figured out a cost-effective, environmentally friendly way to make it work, according to Wired. In October 1966, the month and year Neal Diamond had his first U.S. top-10 single, Cherry,…
Digital Trends
Pebble 2 + Heart Rate review
Pebble was a Kickstarter darling that started the smartwatch craze. Pebble’s low-power LCD (‘epaper’) display, weeklong battery life, and ability to work just as well with an Android phone as an iPhone attracted legions of fans. However, the small startup faces a market drastically different from the…
BBC News – World
Norway’s short but controversial fence on Russia’s border
Norway is erecting a controversial steel fence along its border post with Russia following a surge in migrant arrivals last year.
Lifehacker
Use a Balloon as a Spill-Free Pouring Spout
Some liquids, like motor oil, can be a pain to pour, especially if they come in a heavy, unruly container. A balloon can slow things down and make sure you don’t make a mess.We’ve shared some clever uses for balloons before, but this video from the MAD Science Hacks YouTube channel demonstrates a whole…
Architizer
Getting It Built: How One Specifying Triumph Took an Architect’s Idea From Rendering to Reality
This article is part of a series that that tells the story of how Source — Architizer’s new marketplace for building products — helps architects create brilliant buildings. HEAD THIS WAY For more information on the platform. By now, you will likely be familiar with our popular series “Rendering…
TechCrunch
In buyers’ market, acquirers look to lock in management teams longer
 Acquisitions are often celebrated in the press. But academic research suggests that 70 percent to 90 percent of mergers don’t succeed, owing to a wide variety of factors. Buyers overvalue the synergies they’ll derive, or they underestimate the impact of the associated costs, or they rely too heavily…
The Awesomer
Apple: The Void
LinkWhen you see Apple’s executives showering praise on their products, they’re not bragging. They’re desperately trying to prove themselves worthy of being freed from Apple’s ultimate creation. Or so it goes in Conan‘s awesome satire. More Awesome Stuff: iPhone 8 CommercialThe New Apple AirBagApple’s…
VentureBeat
BotBeat: This week’s top bot stories
VentureBeat’s Bots Channel tracks the most important news and analysis from the exploding fields of bots and messaging. Each week, we select the top stories and present them in in our free weekly newsletter, BotBeat. We include news stories by VentureBeat staff, guest articles from leading figures in…
VentureBeat
Using a chatbot to start a conversation with restaurant regulars
GUEST: You’re in business, so you’ll know this feeling: You’re out with the family on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, having lunch. Work shouldn’t be further from your mind. But you just can’t help quietly critiquing each little interaction. Why didn’t the waiter offer a dessert — surely the boss tells…
Mashable
Donald Trump’s Mexico speech makes ‘Desierto’ trailer even scarier
A new trailer for Jonás Cuarón’s border thriller Desierto uses Donald Trump’s infamous speech about Mexicans being criminals and rapists to terrifying effect.  Desierto, which is Mexico’s official selection for the foreign language Oscar, tackles the perilous journey of a group of hardworking…
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TechCrunch
Buying Washio’s assets, Rinse cleans up part of the on-demand laundry market
 Nearly a month after the on-demand laundry service Washio shut its doors, its assets have been starched, pressed and folded into the operations of one of its main competitors — Rinse. For a while, competition for on-demand laundering seemed to be a regional game, with both Rinse and Washio vying for…
RT – Daily news
Bombing Assad not in US interests, but ‘options’ aren’t off the table – White House
The US says bombing the Assad forces is unlikely to reduce violence, but nothing can be taken off the table. Previously, a report alleged that Washington was planning to hit the Syrian Army, prompting a warning from Russia against any missile or air strikes. Read Full Article at RT.com
Lifehacker
Umbra’s Twilight Rod Takes Your Curtains from the Windows to the Wall
You should be sleeping in total darkness , and this curtain rod which is definitely not an item from The Legend of Zelda can help.Read more…
Latest news
Alibaba’s financial arm eyes $10b Hong Kong IPO for 2017: Report
Ant Financial Services Group, Alibaba’s financial arm which owns popular e-payment tool Alipay, is reportedly planning to raise at least $10 billion in an initial public offering in Hong Kong next year.
Digital Trends
The ZenWatch 3 and Snapdragon 821-powered ZenFone from Asus are on their way
The Asus ZenWatch 3 was announced quite a while ago, however not much was said about when and where the new device could be purchased. Well, if you were waiting for the time to snag the new smartwatch for yourself, now is the time — pun intended. Not only is the ZenWatch 3 available, but the ZenFone…
Digital Trends
Sleep-training wearable promises to give you a better night’s shut-eye
There are plenty of wearable devices that claim to be able to track your sleep, but relatively few that promise to actually improve it. That’s where a new miniature wearable device called Thim — currently raising money on Kickstarter — comes into play. Worn on any finger, Thim is designed to improve…
PCWorld
Something new is coming to the PC industry: Growth
There’s something new coming in the PC market: growth! Sales volumes have hit bottom, and will start to pick up from next year, say analysts at Gartner. Growth won’t be fast — just 0.4 percent next year, and perhaps 3 percent the year after — but it will mark a change from the 8 percent drop in…
CNET News.com
Woz changes his mind, says robots will never dominate us – CNET
Technically Incorrect: The Apple co-founder, once so skeptical about artificial intelligence, has now decided that it’s no threat.
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Women techies may fare better at nontech firms – CNET
A new ranking says companies like American Express are doing better than Silicon Valley heavyweights at advancing women who work in technical roles.
Next Big Future
Side Effects of Antiaging drug Rapamycin can be managed with lower doses and appears to improve the immune system, restore vitality and delay heart disease and dementia
Nearly a decade of research showing that Rapamycin makes mice live up to 60% longer, scientists are trying it out as an anti-aging drug in dogs and humans.Researchers at the University of Washington’s Dog Aging Project gave rapamycin to 16 dogs and imaged their hearts.”It started to function better….
Gizmodo
Crazy Camera Zoom Finds an Airplane From Miles Away
It’s a bird? It’s a… wait, yeah, it’s a plane. But the only reason you’d know that there’s a plane flying above you is because you randomly pointed your ridiculously powerful 200x zoom camera towards the sky and managed to spot an airplane flying through. The zoom is so strong that you know exactly…
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Rimac Greyp G12H Electric Bicycle
A lithium-ion powered street-legal electric performance bike.
The Manual
Hurley and Fender Team up for Men’s Capsule Collection
“The launch of the Hurley x Fender capsule collection combines almost 90 years of history dedicated to Southern California’s rich surf and music culture.” The post Hurley and Fender Team up for Men’s Capsule Collection appeared first on The Manual.
TechRadar: All latest feeds
Amazon set to step up fight against Spotify and Apple Music
Amazon’s rumored streaming music service may finally be ready. The service will go toe-to-toe against streaming music giants Apple Music and Spotify. According to an anonymous source “close to the situation” speaking with The Verge, Amazon is readying not one, but two music streaming services. The company…
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Event: Festival of Disruption, Curated by David Lynch, Featuring a Talk by Frank Gehry
Event Date: Oct 8, 2016 – Oct 9, 2016; Event City: Los Angeles, CA, US Festival of Disruption is a live music, art, film and immersive creativity festival in Los Angeles on October 8th and 9th at The Ace Hotel with artists like Robert Plant, St. Vincent, Angelo Badalamenti, Xiu Xiu, Sky Ferreira, Debbie…
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News: Rainforest Solutions Project wins the 2016 Fuller Challenge
The Rainforest Solutions Project has won the 2016 Fuller Challenge! Six equally worthy finalist teams gave their all in hopes to win the $100,000 grand prize to support their initiative. Winners in the last few years include GreenWave vertical farming, the Living Breakwaters oyster-tecture project, and Ecovative…
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Verizon will soon start selling data plans for drones
Verizon will soon start offering data plans for drones, allowing pilots to connect their devices to the telecom’s network to stream video and transmit other data to a computer or smartphone on the ground. The plans will start at 1GB for $25 a month and 10GB for $80 a month, according to The Wall Street…
CNET News.com
U2’s Bono assails Donald Trump at Salesforce conference – CNET
Technically Incorrect: Salesforce’s annual conference is adorned with a famous rock band offering political sentiment.
io9
William Shatner Just Became a Part of the Batman Universe
Just because William Shatner can do anything doesn’t always mean he will. So it comes as a pleasant surprise to hear that the legendary actor will soon lend his voice to the animated Batman universe.Read more…
RT – Daily news
Worst disaster in Haiti since 2010 earthquake: Storm leaves 280 dead as it approaches US (PHOTOS)
The death toll in Haiti from Hurricane Matthew has gone up to 283 with authorities saying it’s the largest humanitarian event witnessed since the earthquake six years ago. Read Full Article at RT.com
Mashable
Report: Fracking took 5.3 million gallons of water per well last year
Hydraulic fracturing is a water-intensive business: Bursting open just one shale gas well can require pumping millions of gallons of water underground. Yet much of the United States’ fracking activity takes place in areas that are suffering from high or extremely high water stress, according to Ceres,…
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Electronics & Gadgets : Party Bot Micro
Big party. Small package. Everyone has that one friend or relative that breaks out their robot impression during a party. Leave the impressions to the Party Bot Micro, a motorized Bluetooth® party speaker made to dance around the room and bring the party to the people. $44.99
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Home & Office : Game Hacking
Develop autonomous bots for online games! Develop autonomous bots for online games! Learn the basics, like reverse engineering, assembly code analysis, programmatic memory manipulation, and code injection, and hone your new skills with hands-on example code and practice binaries. $44.99
BBC News – World
Attack on Niger refugee camp kills 20 soldiers
At least 20 soldiers have been killed in Niger in an attack on a camp for Malian refugees, officials say.
SlashGear
LG V20 pre-orders begin on AT&T, coming to T-Mobile later this month
Google’s Pixel smartphone may have the grabbed the spotlight, but the LG isn’t going to let you forget about the still first smartphone to launch with Android Nougat. At least out of the box and only up to version 7.0. Yes, the LG V20 is still in the game and it will soon arrive in the US. In fact, carriers…
Latest news
Qantas and GE hunt for cost and carbon reduction in big data
Australian airline Qantas will be leveraging data to improve flight efficiency thanks to a new partnership with engine supplier GE Aviation.
Mashable
Fox broadcaster Joe Buck lost his voice because of a hair plug addiction
Joe Buck has one of the most recognizable and criticized voices in sports broadcasting, serving as Fox Sports’ premier play-by-play announcer for NFL and MLB games.  In 2011, he nearly lost that voice when a paralyzed left vocal cord put his career in doubt.  Though Buck initially said a virus affected…
Mashable
A giant Putin poster randomly showed up on New York’s Manhattan Bridge
Vladimir Putin showed up in New York on Thursday. Or at least a poster of him did. A huge banner bearing an image of the Russian president, standing in front of the Russian and Syrian flags, had just one word on it —”peacemaker.” It was draped over the Manhattan Bridge on Thursday afternoon. But it’s…
Computerworld
Here’s how companies can deal with insider data theft
To learn that your company’s confidential data was stolen — not by any hacker, but by an employee — is a nightmare scenario that no one wants to face. But it’s also a risk that’s very real. The recent arrest of a former NSA contractor suspected of stealing classified government files is just the…
RT – Daily news
Outrage as German far-right leader likens societies with migrants to ‘compost heaps’
The head of Germany’s anti-immigration AfD party Frauke Petry has compared a society incorporating migrants to a “compost heap,” triggering a barrage of criticism from the country’s politicians. Read Full Article at RT.com
TechRadar: All latest feeds
Polar just made a wearable any level runner can use
Finnish company Polar announced the latest addition to its line of fitness trackers for jogging junkies, this time focusing on a wearable that also entices novice runners looking to step things up.The Polar M200 comes with GPS tracking, a heart rate sensor, and can track your activity levels 24/7. The…
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6 new games that will make you want Oculus Touch controllers
With the Oculus Touch getting a price and release date, all that’s left for Oculus Rift owners on the fence to consider is simple: What all can I play on it?The library-to-be for the upcoming VR-enabled motion controller is already impressive, with over 30 games in the works. However, as the Oculus Connect…
Mashable
Police social media ‘Star Wars’ joke fails on so many levels
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again — police on social media have zero chill.   While cops in Queensland usually take the cake for the most over-the-top social media “jokes” in Australia, on Thursday the New South Wales (NSW) force tried their hand at humor. And wow, they screwed it up.  SEE…
Gizmodo
How Does the Nobel Peace Prize Work?
So how does somebody even win a Nobel Peace Prize? Ted-Ed delves into the history of the award (how it is one of the five prizes created by Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite), the nomination process (a bunch of people can nominate somebody including past laureates, university professors, member…
9to5Mac
MTA eTix app gains Apple Pay support, allowing New York commuters to jump the lines
Commuters in New York now have a new way to pay for their ride. As announced by New York governor Andrew Cuomo, the MTA eTix app now supports Apple Pay. This means that commuters can now easily and securely purchase tickets for New York City’s Long Island Railroad and Metro-North Railroad trains. …
Slashdot
FCC Proposal: Internet Providers Must Ask To Share Your Data
The FCC has unveiled a new privacy proposal Thursday that is sure to appeal to millions of internet users. Internet service providers? Not so much. The proposal would require ISPs like Verizon and Comcast to get your permission before sharing your precious info with advertisers. Fox News reports: The…
Mashable
Mark Cuban says he won’t buy esports teams: ‘Players burn out’
Mark Cuban may already have sunk big money into esports, but he has no interest in investing in individual teams, the Dallas Mavericks owner recently told Fusion. The 58-year-old Shark Tank star has already ponied up part of the $7 million series A funding round for esports gambling company Unikrn —…
Mashable
Scientists behind Terrence Malick’s ‘Voyage of Time’ explain why it’s a groundbreaking film
There were always hints of Terrence Malick’s obsession with nature in his movies.  In 1973’s Badlands, it was lingering shots of the Montana wilderness; when Tree of Life came out in 2011, between scenes of Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain, it was shots of dinosaurs and astronomical phenomena.  SEE ALSO:…
ArchDaily
Mohammad Kebab / Logical Process in Architectural Design
© Farshid Nasrabadi Architects: Logical Process in Architectural Design Location: Isfahan, Isfahan Province, Iran Architect In Charge: lham Geramizadeh, Ehsan Hosseini Design Team : Ahmadreza…
SpaceNews.com
Stratolaunch to launch Pegasus rockets
WASHINGTON — Stratolaunch Systems will use the giant aircraft the company is currently developing to launch Pegasus rockets from Orbital ATK as part of a “multi-year” partnership, the two companies announced Oct. 6. Under the agreement, Orbital ATK will provide “multiple” Pegasus XL rockets, currently…
Latest news
Government to auction off 700MHz mobile broadband spectrum
Vodafone’s proposal to buy the spectrum outright sparked negative responses from Telstra, Optus, and TPG, with the government deciding to auction off the 700MHz spectrum instead.
RT – Daily news
Aiding terrorist group: German court convicts men who sent Ahrar Al-Sham $145,000 in supplies
In the first decision of its kind, a German court convicted four supporters of hardline Islamist group Ahrar Al-Sham, who supplied munitions and equipment worth thousands of dollars to Syria, of aiding terrorism. It may serve a precedent for further trials. Read Full Article at RT.com
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[ New Arrival ] Water-resistant Nylon 15L Ultra-light Leisure Backpack
URL:    https://goo.gl/lFkUEwPrice:    $5.86Coupon:    OUT15OFF[ Main Features ]Main pocket with a front pocket, simple design, compact but 15L large capacityMade of water-resistant nylon, it can be used in moist outsidePadded thickened soft stripes and back, supplying you with comfortable feeling when…
Next Big Future
Gallium nitride devices can reduce the volume by 6000 times compared to silicon devices
Nextbigfuture interviewed Alex Lidow CEO of Efficient Power Conversion They have technologies based on gallium nitride that are faster, more efficient, and lower cost than silicon-based devices. Their goal is to replace silicon in power, analog, and eventually digital applications.This first article…
Slashdot
Apes Can Guess What Others Are Thinking — Just Like Humans, Study Finds
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Apes have a human-like ability to guess what others are thinking, even in cases when someone holds a mistaken belief, according to research that supports the view that other primates can empathize and have complex inner lives. The findings, in chimpanzees,…
RT – Daily news
6 US Army soldiers charged with conspiracy, stealing, selling $1mn+ of military equipment
Six US Army soldiers have allegedly stolen over $1 million worth of military equipment from Fort Campbell base and sold it to buyers both in the States and abroad. They have been indicted on federal conspiracy charges, along with two civilians. Read Full Article at RT.com
Mashable
Starbucks launches its first premium Reserve store in Cambodia
Starbucks has launched its first Reserve store in Cambodia’s capital of Phnom Penh. The Reserve branding for Starbucks represents its higher-end specialty outlets, meant to compete with third-wave coffeeshops with small lot beans and baristas trained in hand-poured preparation methods. SEE ALSO: Hardworking…
RT – Daily news
Federal govt spends over $1bn a year on PR – official report
The public relations industry can be baffling and a PR staffer’s job often vague, but the Obama administration doesn’t seem to mind, spending a half-billion dollars a year on the services. The federal government as a whole, however, dishes out a full billion. Read Full Article at RT.com
Mises Institute
Did Tariffs Make America Great?
A A Tags Money and BanksU.S. HistoryHome | Feed | Blog.rssMonetary TheoryDid Tariffs Make America Great? 0 Views [Reprinted from The Austrian (September – October 2016).]Concrete Economics: The Hamilton Approach to Economic Growth and PolicyStephen S. Cohen and J. Bradford DeLongHarvard…
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Japanese Robotics Giant Gives Its Arms Some Brains
Fanuc, a company that produces robot arms for factories, is trying to get them to learn on the job.
Digital Trends
Fend is a unique folding bike helmet that banishes the bulk
A Manhattan-based startup is determined to give you one less excuse for not wearing a bike helmet. If you’re still refusing to strap one to your head because you don’t like the idea of lugging the bulky thing around, then check out this innovative design that’s just hit Kickstarter. Called Fend, this…
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Rockband VR is a completely different kind of guitar game
When Oculus first teased Rockband for virtual reality, it sounded like kind of a stupid idea. A guitar game? In 2016? In virtual reality? How passe. It was hard to imagine how the series’ iconic stream of colored notes would translate to VR, and I immediately dismissed the idea. It turns out I was right…
EETimes:
Why 2016 Is a Little Like 1984
The vision of artificial intelligence is becoming a reality in a different and more nuanced way than technologists once imagined.
The Next Web
Google’s beautiful new free font covers 800+ languages
In an effort to make it easier for people from all over the world to create and share information in their language of choice, Google has created Noto, a massive open source font family that spans more than 800 languages and 110,000 characters. That covers every single symbol in the Unicode standard…
Gear Patrol
Everything You Need for the Ultimate Camera Bag
What our photographer brought on a two-week tour of Hokkaido, Japan. …Read More »
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How to Turn an Old Car into a Winter-Crushing Machine
We spoke with Wyatt Knox of Team O’Neil Rally School on how to turn an old car into an indomitable winter ride. …Read More »
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The Complete Guide to Commuting by Bicycle
Turn your commute into a workout. …Read More »
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The Best Accessories for Your Watch
You’ve just saved up and bought yourself a shiny new watch. We’d recommend going just a bit further and setting aside some cash to spend on the extras. …Read More »
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Affordable Racing Does Exist, and It’s in Your Backyard
It’s not all million-dollar budgets and international sponsorship deals. Grassroots racing is a cost-effective, distinctly American pastime. …Read More »
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Deals of Note: October 7, 2016
How to save on a Coach briefcase, KEF bookshelf speakers and Club Monaco dress pants. …Read More »
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Today in Gear: October 7, 2016
A tough-as-nails rolling suitcase, abstract-art-patterned socks, new Red Wing leather boots and much more. …Read More »
Mashable
Weather experts to skeptics: Evacuate before Hurricane Matthew hurts you
Weather forecasters have a clear message for all residents of areas in the path of Hurricane Matthew: evacuate now.  While conservative voices like The Drudge Report’s Matt Drudge have suggested that the U.S. government is over-playing the strength of the storm to make a point about climate change,…
Jetson Green
Nike Unveils a Sustainable Warehouse
At the end of May, Nike opened its new warehouse, which will be used to serve all of Europe from a single location. This warehouse is incredibly sustainable, which is always welcome when it comes to large companies. The Nike European Logistics Campus as the place is called spans an area of 1.6 million…
RT – Daily news
White House emails show concern over media coverage of Clinton emails before campaign – report
Months before Hillary Clinton declared her bid for the presidency, her team stayed in close contact with the State Department and the White House to avoid the media’s uncomfortable questions about her emails, newly obtained emails reveal. Read Full Article at RT.com
Digital Trends
Snapchat reportedly planning IPO in March that would value the firm at $25 billion
Snap Inc., the company formerly known as Snapchat, is reportedly preparing for an initial public offering that could happen as soon as March of next year. The maker of the popular visual messaging app is busy preparing the paperwork for an IPO that could value the company at $25 billion, according to…
BBC News – World
Venezuela crisis: Opposition leader Capriles vows to end Maduro rule
The Venezuelan opposition leader tells the BBC he is confident he will be able to force President Nicolas Maduro to step down.
RT – Daily news
NATO’s Afghan airstrike victims refused compensation by German court
Germany’s highest federal appeal court has decided that compensation claims submitted by relatives of Afghans killed in a NATO airstrike, carried out by US jets and called in by a German commander seven years ago, will not be accepted. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
War without end: Things to know as Afghanistan invasion turns 15
US troops invaded Afghanistan on October 7, 2001, less than a month after the 9/11 terror attacks in New York and Washington. What seemed like a quick victory over the Taliban regime turned into a bloody, endless guerrilla war that continues to this day. Read Full Article at RT.com
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IBM scores another million-dollar federal government contract
IBM Australia has just inked a AU$3.2 million deal with the Australian Tax Office, less than two months since the Census debacle began to unfold.
Gizmodo
300,000 Lose Power in Florida as Hurricane Matthew Brushes the Coast [Updated]
Following what was likely the largest evacuation in Florida’s history, winds from Hurricane Matthew reaching 70 miles per hour slammed the state early Friday morning, leaving about 179,980 without electricity. Having claimed over 300 lives in Haiti alone, Matthew is already the deadliest storm system…
Brain Pickings
Mozart and Haydn’s Beautiful, Selfless Friendship
“If I could only impress on the soul of every friend of music, and on high personages in particular, how inimitable are Mozart’s works, how profound, how musically intelligent, how extraordinarily sensitive!” Few acts of creative courage are more vulnerable-making than sharing our labors of love with…
ReadWrite
Why power is critical to everything in a digital world
Infrastructure systems around the world are being strained due to unprecedented urbanization, continued globalization, and climate change. In addition, developing countries are struggling to build new infrastructure, while developed countries must replace aging infrastructure. Between now and 2030,…
ReadWrite
Volvo bets you’ll still want private, luxurious self-driving cars
While many experts predict the demise of individually owned autonomous cars, Volvo is hedging its bets on premium private self-driving vehicles. The Car and Driver blog featured an interesting discussion with Volvo CEO Håkan Samuelsson. In it he said Volvo sees a future in premium self-driving cars,…
ReadWrite
Which cities are leading the autonomous car revolution?
Many places claim they welcome driverless car prototypes on their streets, but an elite group of cities are proving to be all-in with autonomous vehicles. In a commentary on Fortune.com, Luís Bettencourt discusses which cities have fully embraced driverless cars. The Santa Fe Institute professor of…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
satoru hirota constructs a storm-resistant ‘house of calm’ in niigata, japan
the site includes both a ‘static’ and ‘active’ garden: one for flowers, the other for vegetables. The post satoru hirota constructs a storm-resistant ‘house of calm’ in niigata, japan appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Motion-directed robots on a micro scale
Munich, Germany (SPX) Oct 06, 2016 Phototactic behaviour directs some bacteria towards light and others into darkness: This enables them to utilize solar energy as efficiently as possible for their metabolism, or, otherwise, protects them from excessive light intensity. A team of researchers…
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Drone safety: User-centric control software improves pilot performance and safety
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 06, 2016 A new study into the safety of drone control interfaces suggests that an overhaul of remote control methods ranging from joysticks to smartphone apps could reduce the number of drone accidents. The findings, published this week in Interacting with Computers, suggest…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Methane muted: How did early Earth stay warm
Riverside CA (SPX) Oct 07, 2016 For at least a billion years of the distant past, planet Earth should have been frozen over but wasn’t. Scientists thought they knew why, but a new modeling study from the Alternative Earths team of the NASA Astrobiology Institute has fired the lead actor in that long-accepted…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
NASA Offers Prize Money for Winning 3D-Printed Habitat Ideas
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 07, 2016 NASA is offering $1.1 million in prize money in Phase 2 of the 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge for new ways to build houses where future space explorers can live and work. The three-part competition asks citizen inventors to use readily available and recyclable materials…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Roscosmos Sets New Date for Soyuz MS-02 Launch to Orbital Station
Moscow (Sputnik) Oct 07, 2016 A state commission has approved October 19 as a new date for the postponed launch of the Soyuz MS-02 manned spacecraft to the International Space Station, Russia’s Roscosmos state space corporation said Thursday. The commission has established that a pinched cable…
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Scientists solve mystery of the lone wolf wave
Buffalo, N.Y. (UPI) Oct 4, 2016 Solitary waves or solitons, sometimes called lone wolf waves, are just what they sound like. Unlike normal waves, these nonlinear waves persist without dissipating – maintaining their shape, speed and energy even after colliding with other waves. A new mathematical…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Origin of minor planets’ rings revealed
Kobe, Japan (SPX) Oct 07, 2016 A team of researchers has clarified the origin of the rings recently discovered around two minor planets known as centaurs, and their results suggest the existence of rings around other centaurs. These findings were published on August 29 in Astrophysical Journal Letters,…
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Russia suspends US joint nuclear energy research
Moscow (AFP) Oct 5, 2016 Russia said Wednesday it was suspending joint research on nuclear energy projects with the United States, as Moscow’s standoff with the West shows no sign of abating. The Russian foreign ministry said Moscow could “no longer trust Washington in such a sensitive sphere”….
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Versatile Chemistry for the Red Planet
Huntsville AL (SPX) Oct 07, 2016 When you need tools or parts for something you’re working on around the house, you head to the nearest hardware store. Space travelers don’t have that luxury and may have to make their own tools and parts on long duration missions like the journey to Mars. Scientists…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Growing Interest: Students Plant Seeds to Help NASA Farm in Space
Kennedy Space Center FL (SPX) Oct 07, 2016 NASA is seeking plant varieties that could grow best in space, providing food for astronauts to eat on their way to future deep space destinations, including Mars. Teachers and students in South Florida recently began experiments to test a wide spectrum…
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Syrian rescuers, Iran deal brokers among Nobel peace prize contenders
Syrian rescuers risking all to save war-hit civilians and the brokers of Iran’s nuclear deal are among contenders for Friday’s Nobel Peace Prize after Colombia’s peacemakers fell from pole position.
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Large animals most vulnerable to impact of human expansion
Exeter, UK (SPX) Oct 07, 2016 Some of the most iconic giants of the animal kingdom, such as the imperious African elephant, are most vulnerable to the detrimental impact of human expansion, new research has shown. A team of scientists, led by Lewis Bartlett from the University of Exeter, have…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
New insights into how black carbon aerosols impact the atmospheric boundary layer
Reno NV (SPX) Oct 07, 2016 It is widely known that black carbon, or soot, aerosol particles emitted from South Asia are spread across the northern Indian Ocean during the winter monsoon season. These masses of air pollution adversely affect human health and have been shown to play a significant role…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Urban warming slows tree growth, photosynthesis
Raleigh NC (SPX) Oct 07, 2016 New research from North Carolina State University 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. “Earlier studies have…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Ice cores reveal slow decline in oxygen over past 800K years
Princeton NJ (SPX) Oct 07, 2016 Princeton University researchers have compiled 30 years of data to construct the first ice core-based record of atmospheric oxygen concentrations spanning the past 800,000 years, according to a paper in the journal Science. The record shows that atmospheric oxygen…
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Exotic property confirmed in natural material could lead to fundamental studies
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New York will use facial recognition to catch terrorists
New York governor Andrew Cuomo wants to give the state’s bridges and tunnels a high-tech makeover, starting with the installation of cameras, sensors and facial recognition equipment. Under his initiative, crossings, airports and other strategic loca…
The Verge – All Posts
Now I know what a tiny 1,000-ppi 4K display looks like
At this year’s CEATEC, Sharp is showing off a bunch of hot new displays that might actually have some practical use. If you thought the pixel density wars ended once we reached the point where the naked eye can no longer tell the difference between ever-sharper smartphone screens, VR may make you think…
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GIANT SHARP 27-INCH 8K HDR 120HZ IGZO IPS MONITOR
Never let it be said that I force you to click headlines to find out the important stuff about a product — everything you need to know about this one is right up top. Sharp is showing off this prototype at its booth at Japanese trade show CEATEC, and it has all the specs. Fun fact: 8K at 27 inches works…
Digital Trends
Love the outdoors as much as you love TV? These new 4K sets let you watch outside
When it comes to watching movies and TV shows outside, most people tend to think of projectors, but projectors can have visibility issues with indoor lighting, let alone outside, so they’re generally only useful at night. If you’re looking for something you can use throughout the day, SunBriteTV’s surprisingly…
Acquire
Audi unveils its second generation Q5
The mid-size crossover gets more versatile and sporty.Photo: AudiAudi’s got some big shoes to fill with the next-generation Q5. The car has long been a best seller for the brand and even led the category for a number of years. For its second generation, the Q5 gets even more sporty with muscular lines…
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Brazil’s biggest dinosaur found after passing 60 years in cupboard
Brazil just found its biggest ever dinosaur—in a storage cupboard.
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These gaming headphones come with a neck twist
Gaming headsets meet gyroscopes and accelerometers on a new Kickstarter project called the Booster One. Borrowing the split-headband design of modern classics like the Sennheiser HD25, and using the now-ubiquitous aluminum for their construction, the Booster Ones aren’t all that unusual in their looks….
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Islamists face liberal challenge as Moroccans head to the polls
Moroccans vote in parliamentary elections on Friday, five years after an Islamist-led government took office following protests inspired by the Arab Spring.
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‘Superhot VR’ feels like a time bending, action-packed puzzle
Earlier this year, Superhot launched on PC and consoles with a fresh gameplay gimmick: Time only moves when you move. This simple idea turned the fast-paced action of an FPS shooter into an odd, methodical, and tense puzzle game where players could s…
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5 Times Evolution Ran in ‘Reverse’
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Affordable Polycarbonate Cabin is a light-filled vacation home in Chile
Known for his specialization in low cost yet beautiful design, Soffia has experimented with various cost-saving building techniques, including prefabricated design as seen in his SIP Panel House in Santo Domingo, Chile. With the Polycarbonate Cabin, however, the architect stepped away from prefabricated…
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California earthquakes discovered much deeper than originally believed
Scientists in California have found that earthquakes can occur much deeper below the Earth’s surface than originally believed, a discovery that alters their understanding of seismic behavior and potential risks.
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Bioscience meets AI — Dr. Jackie Hunter of BenevolentAI to speak at Disrupt London
 Disrupt hits London December 5-6 and it is our pleasure to announce that Dr. Jackie Hunter, Board Director of BenevolentAI and CEO of BenevolentBio, will be joining us as one of our featured speakers. Dr. Jackie Hunter leads BenevolentAI, a company at the intersection of bioscience and artificial intelligence working…
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‘We can live without’ US aid – Philippines defense minister
Philippines Defense Minister Delfin Lorenzana said Manila should “re-assess” its relationship with the US and the benefits of the alliance, while maintaining that the country’s military would survive if Washington were to withdraw its aid. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Makita 6952 Impact Driver
I have been working on finishing out a cabin in Vermont for a couple of years. Last year I ordered a monster load of Eastern White Pine 1 x10 flooring. At first I was going old school and nailing it down with cut nails into the face, however this *is* a cabin and I wanted to get done during my lifetime….
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Prepare for more remixes on Spotify and Apple Music
Tired of listening to the same old versions of your favorite songs and think you could do better? Thanks to a new technology you’ll soon be able to enjoy user-uploaded remixes through Spotify and Apple Music. The development comes thanks to a deal with Dubset, which has developed a technology that allows…
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Vietnam seizes illegal ivory shipment
Around a half tonne of ivory hidden in a timber shipment has been seized in Vietnam, an official said Friday, the second large haul of the illegally-trafficked product in a week.
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Pound flash crashes to new low as fears of ‘Hard Brexit’ mount
The British pound hit its lowest level since 1985 on Friday plunging to $1.1819 against the dollar in early Asia trading. The crash added to sterling’s earlier losses on speculation the UK is heading for a ‘hard Brexit’. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Embedded ball bearings bring balance to 3D-printed objects
Figurines that just won’t stay standing are the bane of a collector’s existence, but spare a thought for hobbyists who design and 3D print their own models, only to find they keep toppling over. Now a team at Disney Research has developed a method for crafting 3D printable objects with metal…
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Nawazuddin Siddiqui: Muslim Bollywood star out of Hindu play
A right-wing political party forces Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui to cancel his participation in a Hindu festival “because he is a Muslim”.
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Brent crude hits 12-mo high as OPEC focuses on production cuts
The North Sea benchmark Brent surged to $52.82 per barrel on Friday on news another informal OPEC meeting will take place next week. Prices are also spurred by a drop in US crude stocks for a fifth straight week. Read Full Article at RT.com
Mashable
Underwater explosions in extreme slow motion look totally mesmerising
Sticking a tiny firework into a fishing tank and watching it go off is, on the surface, a fairly unimpressive sight — but when you watch the thing burst apart at 120,000 frames per second it’s a whole different story. SEE ALSO: Flinging a hammer at a mirror in extreme slow motion has unexpected…
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Using oxygen as a tracer of galactic evolution
A new study led by University of California, Riverside astronomers casts light on how young, hot stars ionize oxygen in the early universe and the effects on the evolution of galaxies through time.
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Blappy, a new Bluetooth chat app for people with sensory disabilities
Blappy is a smartphone application that enables fluid communication between people with visual and/or auditory disabilities. Voice messages can be changed into text and vice versa; in addition, high-contrast images can be included, and the screen has a zoom feature. It is also compatible with the TalkBack…
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Uranium levels in deep sea coral reveal new insights into how the major northern ice sheets retreated
Scientists examining naturally occurring uranium levels in ancient deep sea corals have discovered new insights into how the major northern ice sheets retreated during the last major deglaciation on Earth.
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Nanoscale confinement leads to new all-inorganic perovskite with exceptional solar cell properties
Scientists with the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for the first time discovered how to make perovskite solar cells out of quantum dots and used the new material to convert sunlight to electricity with 10.77 percent efficiency.
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Automating sample testing in space
A miniaturised biotech unit developed for the International Space Station is improving medical diagnoses on Earth with affordable automation of small-scale diagnostics.
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New species of Jurassic reptile identified from skeletal remains on display in Bristol
A new species of British ichthyosaur has been identified using skeletal remains that have been on display at the University of Bristol’s School of Earth Sciences for many years.
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Differing division rates of brain stem cells
Our similarities and differences to chimpanzees, our great ape cousins, have intrigued people for centuries. Of particular interest is the brain. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig…
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How RNA could keep us young
With over 75 million baby boomers in the U.S. alone, age-related diseases are a major concern in the health care system. The connection between aging and cancer has become a pillar in medicine: we know that as we age, our cells tend to accumulate damaging changes in their DNA, eventually becoming unfit…
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Polyamides from a waste stream of the wood industry
Fraunhofer researchers have developed a process for the manufacturing of high-quality plastics from terpenes, a waste stream of the cellulose production. They will present their new bioplastic and its possible applications from October 19 – 26 at the K 2016 trade fair in Düsseldorf. Visitors can find…
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Berks’ bees and pollen variation subject of student’s independent study
What does the study of honey bees have to do with pollen variations and seasonal allergies? Science major Cassandra Darnell hopes to find out, through an ongoing independent study she is conducting on the honey bees that she brought to Penn State Berks.
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Prominent Pro-Patent Judge Issues Opinion Declaring All Software Patents Bad
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Techdirt: A lawsuit brought by the world’s largest patent troll, Intellectual Ventures, and handled on appeal (as are all patent cases), by the notoriously awful Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) may have actually killed off software patents. The…
Fast Company
These Tech Companies Are Way Ahead Of Trump And Clinton On Paid Family Leave
Both candidates have put forward family leave platforms. Here’s how some tech companies are already leading the pack. Both candidates have put forward family leave platforms. Here’s how some tech companies are already leading the pack.With less than five weeks away from Election…
ArchDaily
4000 Shades of Green: Transborder Studio’s Redesign Proposal for the “Grey Belt” in St. Petersburg
The Grey Belt. Image Courtesy of Transborder Studio Oslo-based Transborder Studios is one of nine international firms competing to transform St. Petersburg’s “Grey Belt,” a 4,000-hectare territory of inactive industrial buildings and open spaces. The firm, which just won a competition for…
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4K Ultra HD Hitachi Roku TVs ship this week
Back in June, we talked a bit about the new Hitachi HD and 4K Roku smart TVs that would be landing in stores around the US this fall. The fall is here and this week is the week that the new 4K Ultra HD Hitachi Roku TV will launch in the US. There will be three new TV models for … Continue reading
TechCrunch
500 Startups brings growth hacking program to Berlin
 500 Startups has quietly brought its growth marketing program to Berlin in Germany. Dubbed “Distro Dojo,” the three-month program targets post-seed startups in need of marketing expertise as they gear up for a Series A. Read More
PCWorld
The Windows weakness no one mentions: speech recognition
Windows has a feature it doesn’t like to talk about. While the OS lets you scrawl notes with a stylus, log in with you face (or secure the Web) via Windows Hello, and even order Cortana to set a reminder, what it’s not so eager for you to do, apparently, is use its speech recognition engine to issue…
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ExxonMobil faces fine from Chad 5 times country’s GDP
Chad’s high court has ordered an oil consortium headed by America’s ExxonMobil to pay $74 billion in fines for alleged unpaid taxes, Bloomberg reports. The court has also demanded the oil giant pay $819 million in overdue royalties. Read Full Article at RT.com
Computerworld
Is this why mainframes almost never get rebooted?
Flashback to the late 1980s, when PCs are beginning to arrive at the government agency where this pilot fish works — and not just on users’ desks.”I got a call from a mainframe programmer whose PC wouldn’t boot,” says fish. “My first question: What were you doing just before it stopped working? Answer:…
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The US isnt even close to its Paris climate agreement targets
A new study projects the US will land nowhere near its goal of significantly reducing carbon emissions by the year 2025, as planned during the Paris climate talks. In fact, the most generous estimates put the US’ efforts at about one sixth of the pledged reduction rates. With less than a decade to go,…
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Cloud Security Alliance lays out security guidelines for IoT development
The Cloud Security Alliance has published guidance for the Internet of Things development community on how to best prepare for the security challenges the future connected world will present.
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Insights into the microwave non-thermal effect for tumor therapy
designboom | architecture & design magazine
2016 dubai design week gathers student innovators at global grad show
the global grad show at the 2016 dubai design week, presents 145 diverse and forward-thinking projects from 50 of the world’s leading universities. The post 2016 dubai design week gathers student innovators at global grad show appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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It looks like Samsung hasn’t been burned by exploding Note 7s
Samsung might be having a hard time dealing with the calamitous global recall of its Note 7 smartphone at the moment, but its earnings don’t appear to be suffering as a result. In a recent earnings preview, the electronics company has announced that it estimates its operating profit has risen this quarter…
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Could brainwaves replace your passwords?
Moving beyond the traditional password and improving security measures has led us down the path of biometrics, but even as we travel along that avenue, things are branching out swiftly with exploration of the use of the brain as a method of authentication – although there are some major concerns around…
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We’re not going to beat cybercrime in our lifetime says ex-FBI cyber chief
But we still need to proactively hunt down attackers or risk a “failure for future generations” says Shawn Henry.
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Researcher’s squash hybrid changes color as it ripens
How do you know when squash is at its ripest and tastiest? Most vegetables offer a unique hint. Bananas turn a summery yellow. Peaches are soft but not too squishy. Squash, however, is an anomaly in that it shows no exterior sign of ripeness.
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Bacteria-based water treatment systems may help prevent the spread of antibiotic resistance
Many wastewater treatment facilities rely on membrane bioreactors (MBRs) that use bacterial communities to consume and break down contaminants that make the water unsafe for reuse.
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1,000 prehistoric individuals to be genetically mapped
A new research project, ‘1,000 Ancient Genomes’, seeks to map the genetic variation among 1,000 prehistoric individuals who lived in Europe and Asia between 1,000 and 50,000 years ago. This data will help researchers give a complete picture of genetic variation among humans from different times and geographic…
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New database reveals ancestor veterans of the Hundred Years War
If you’ve ever wondered whether your ancestors served as a medieval soldier in the Hundred Years War, a newly launched website from historians at the universities of Southampton and Reading may have the answer.
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Sustainable vaccines and fuels research boosted by computer breakthrough
Sustainable sources of fuels and new medicines and vaccines for a growing global population could be a step closer after the University of Aberdeen made an important breakthrough that will optimise a new and rapidly evolving biotechnology.
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Philippines’ Teodoro Locsin’s ‘Nazi’ tweets spark outrage
A petition against nominee for Philippine UN ambassador Teodoro Locsin Jr, who tweeted seemingly pro-Nazi comments, gets more than 10,000 signatures.
BBC News – World
Finland jets monitor Russian fighters on border flights
Finland scrambles jets twice to monitor suspected airspace violations by Russian fighters near the Baltic Sea.
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France’s Government-Backed Uber Replacement Should Thrill Uber
France’s ailing taxi industry is supposed to benefit from a new government-funded mobile platform designed to help traditional cabs compete with ride-hailing service Uber.France has a long history of economic protectionism, and for several years now, politicians here have tried to put the brakes on Uber’s…
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All the highlights from Facebook’s VR event
Yesterday, Facebook subsidiary Oculus held their big press conference. We saw everything from new games and features to the price and release date for the long-awaited Oculus Touch controllers. If you’re at all […]
How-To Geek
What Is 4G LTE?
You’ve heard it in commercials, seen it plastered across billboards, and maybe even read about it in your cellphone plan. But what is 4G LTE, and how do its speeds and coverage compare to other 3G and 4G networks?Click Here to Continue Reading
Digital Trends
The chatbot will see you now: AI may play doctor in the future of healthcare
A supercomputer whirs away in London, crunching complex drug chemistries into deep learning algorithms to discover new medications. A few miles away, a DeepMind neural network scans millions of images from Moorfields Eye Hospital, searching for signs of eye disease. Suddenly, your smartphone rings —…
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Paleo Profile: The Paradoxical Mega Shark
Teeth found the world over give away the existence of a shark previously unknown to science. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Bugged samovar leads to arrest of Russian officials
Three senior officers charged after conversations recorded by security agency’s tell-tale gift.
Computerworld
Facebook’s Free Basics in the U.S.: The good, the bad and the controversial
Facebook wants to connect the world, but it has been neglecting one very underserved country — the U.S.Ok, the U.S. isn’t exactly underserved, but parts of it are less connected than others. And to those parts, Facebook wants to bring its Free Basics service. Though the service sounds great on the outside,…
WIRED
How Laptops Have Evolved to Be as Brawny as Desktops
Over the past two years, laptops of all stripes have grown phenomenally more powerful. The post How Laptops Have Evolved to Be as Brawny as Desktops appeared first on WIRED.
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Burundi to leave the ICC six months after probe announced
Burundi’s government says it intends to pull out of the International Criminal Court, six months after the prosecutor announced a probe into unrest.
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Cross-eyed instrument to see lightning from high-flying NASA aircraft
Designed to test and validate a lightning sensor set for launch into geostationary orbit in November, a set of sensor “eyes” is nearing completion in labs at The University of Alabama in Huntsville.
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Algorithmically challenged: the computers driving trading
When the British pound fell off a cliff on Friday morning, it soon became clear what may have been responsible—the computers.
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Solving the 3-D structure of a newly observed protein complex in mammalian cells
The first three-dimensional (3-D) structure of a human protein complex within intact mammalian cells has been obtained directly by A*STAR scientists. It could provide new opportunities in structural biology, in developing cellular sensors and in validating anti-cancer drugs that target a specific protein.
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Student start-up reduces toxic threat of pesticides
Imagine you’re a farmer whose crops are nearing their harvest time. You’ve just sprayed them with standard pesticides to keep the bugs away until the fruit is ready, and then you see a report that there will be huge storm in your area this week.
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First probe for bacterial biofilms opens the door for new ways to combat antibacterial resistance
The key to overcoming antibacterial resistance could lie in our ability to detect biofilms—a structure formed by bacterial communities that protects them from antibacterial drugs. Scientists at A*STAR have developed the first fluorescent probe to detect biofilms in a living animal model of corneal infection,…
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Apollo astronaut Frank Borman remembers the view
Frank Borman hasn’t forgotten the view.
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Opinion: Cleaning up chemistry
Chemical manufacturing is a huge industry that delivers much needed chemicals to a variety of industries. Almost all of the everyday things we buy or use have been made in part with man-made chemicals. Laws and regulations strictly control the use of chemicals to ensure that the chemicals we are exposed…
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Medieval cities not so different from modern European cities, according to study
Medieval cities – with their agrarian societies and simple market economies – seem very different from modern European urban centers. Life in 14th-century cities centered around hierarchical institutions such as the crown, guilds, and churches. Today, companies, technologies, and a global economy dominate…
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Shape-shifting materials could be crucial in tight spaces – such as inside our bodies
The rise of 3-D printing means it’s now easy to create objects to any design we like from scratch, something that’s already finding particular use in medicine, with 3-D printed customised prosthetics or even replacement bones such as hip joints. Going one step further is to create so-called “4D printed…
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Staphylococcus aureus has a resistance strategy that thwarts certain antimicrobials
The natural presence of fatty acids in the human body leads to increased resistance of Staphylococcus aureus to a class of antimicrobials that target bacterial fatty acid biosynthesis. This discovery, based on research by INRA scientists in collaboration with with INSERM, Hôpital Cochin APHP, the Université…
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A new solution for the management of up-to-date forest resource information in Russia
Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) is developing a competitive solution for the production and use of up-to-date forest resource information in the Russian market. The development work combines Finnish forest planning competence with forest resource data collected by unmanned drones.
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Actively Open-Minded Thinking vs. Science Curiosity on Climate Change: New at Reason
Americans remain deeply divided along partisan lines on the issue of climate change, according to a new Pew Research Center poll. Seven in 10 liberal Democrats trust climate scientists to give full and accurate information on the causes of climate change, whereas only 15 percent of conservative Republicans…
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Tall Order
This colossal 3-D printer from SeeMeCNC is called the Partdaddy. It stands nearly five meters tall and has a build space that is 1.2 meters in diameter and about 3.7 meters high. The Partdaddy, which… — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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It’s Got Game
Brooklyn Technical High School’s Team 334 showed off the basketball-shooting robot it built for this year’s FIRST Robotics competition. The robot sucked up a ball placed in front of it… — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Droid Factory
The R2-D2 Builders Club brought several of their homemade droids to the World Maker Faire. Formed in 1999, the club maintains an official set of blueprints for creating the beloved Star Wars… — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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WASP
3-D printing is a huge part of the maker movement. One of the larger 3-D printers on display at the Maker Faire was the 100-kilogram DeltaWASP 3MT, which can print ceramic mixes such as the one seen… — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Extravehicular Activity
NASA brought its astronaut EVA (extravehicular activity) glove simulator, which challenged World Maker Faire attendees to pick up a plastic bottle and screw on its lid in a clear cylinder whose air… — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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2016 World Maker Faire
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Highlights from the 2016 World Maker Faire [Slide Show]
Scientific American checked out New York City’s annual ode to homemade robots, 3-D printers and dozens of other DIY technologies — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Maker Pavillion
The Maker Faire celebrated its 11th anniversary this year—the first congregation of do-it-yourselfers gathered in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2006. The World Maker Faire, which debuted in New… — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Partdaddy
The Partdaddy, which prints by heating up and depositing raw PLA (polylactic acid) resin pellets, creates a large-scale gear bearing in this photo. SeeMeCNC brought more than 225 kilograms of pellets… — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Robot Bartender
Silicon Valley chipmaker Intel teamed with Japanese robot builder Vstone to create Sota II, a bow-tied bartender bot that responds to spoken commands. Sota II uses Intel’s recently introduced… — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Computerworld
Wireless power systems could one day beam electricity from space
Forget smartphone charging. When it comes to next-generation wireless power, engineers in Japan are working on a system that can send large amounts of electrical power over considerable distances. Behind several prototypes and projects is a common idea: the ability to send power from the sky to the…
Mashable
Ninja cameraman’s footwork for Nike ad is beyond impressive
With all the digital fakery out there, it’s sometimes easy to forget how much skill goes into steadicam work behind-the-scenes. In this fast-paced shoot in Beijing and Hong Kong for Nike, cameraman Florian Hatwagner displays the kind of incredible finesse needed to capture the action on foot. The…
Macworld
Ask the iTunes Guy: See your playback history, missing artist images, exporting playlists, and more
My last two Ask the iTunes Guy columns have been about the iOS 10 Music app, and, well, the iOS 10 Music app. Lots of users are floundering in a ball of confusion with this new app that is supposed to let them easily play music. In this week’s column, I cover—guess what?—more questions about the iOS…
inStash
Meet The Future Of Photography With Hasselblad V1D 4116 Modular Concept
Looking for an out-of-this-world camera? Look no further than the Hasselblad V1D 4116 Modular Concept Camera. With a design that recalls the classic Hasselblad cameras of old, … Read More
inStash
Pablo Is The First App Which Lets You Take Light Paintings On iPhone
Even the most hardened cynic has to admit that light painting is downright cool. While it might not be the newest thing — Pablo Picasso did a … Read More
inStash
Scrip Digital Wallet Lets You Keep Track Of Your Purchases In A New Way
Cash is dying. In its place is cold hard (flexible?) plastic. While credit and debit cards are undoubtedly more convenient than cash, the fact that we’re not … Read More
PCWorld
Five to Try: Facebook Marketplace opens shop, and Giphy Cam gets weird with custom GIFs
Grab this week’s biggest new and updated Android apps.
PCWorld
Hands-on: Sony N is a Google Glass for your neck, with an assistant named Nigel
Sony hasn’t said why it named its new wearable “N.” Perhaps it’s for your “neck,” which it gently hugs. Or for “Nigel,” the name of its built-in digital assistant. Or for “never,” as in when you’ll be able to buy it. Or maybe “N” just stands for “novel.” Because we’ve simply never seen a wearable…
RT – Daily news
Iraq war PM Blair hints at return to politics, claims public being offered ‘fantasy & error’
He sold his companies to spend more time doing charity work, but now Tony Blair is hinting at a return to politics as he warns that Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party was putting Britain at risk of becoming a “one-party state.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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High-speed camera images reveal explosive microbead formation process
The explosive reaction of a liquid metal dropping into water has been captured with high-speed cameras by researchers from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia. The images reveal how the explosive formation of water vapor around the liquid metal influences the shape…
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Tunable sound transmission shapes up
The ability to control fine-scale acoustic waves known as phonons could lead to new sensing and surgery technologies, or even materials that are invisible to sonar. This pursuit led researchers at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia, to describe new phononic crystals…
VentureBeat
Venture Capital hits a wall in Q3 as investments tumble 28% YOY
When it comes to venture capital, there’s bad news for entrepreneurs and then there’s worse news. Let’s start with the bad news. According to a new report from the National Venture Capital Association, startups in the U.S. raised $15 billion in venture capital during the third quarter ending September,…
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Apple and Spotify start streaming unofficial mixes
Earlier this year, both Spotify and Apple inked deals with Dubset for unofficial mixes, one of SoundCloud’s most popular services. As Techcrunch reports, the first of those is now streaming, a DJ Jazzy Jeff Jeff remix from Anderson .Paak. Dubset’s Mi…
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First demonstration of brain-inspired device to power artificial systems
PCWorld
Omron’s table tennis robot gets machine learning smarts
Omron’s table tennis robot is getting smarter. At this week’s Ceatec electronics show in Japan, the company has unveiled a new version that uses machine learning to assess the strength of an opponent and ramp up its game accordingly.The robot, named Forpheus, was first shown at the event in 2014 to impressive…
RT – Daily news
Reporters urge authorities to find person behind colleague’s murder on 10th anniversary of killing
Journalists at the Russian daily Novaya Gazeta have called on authorities to find and punish those who ordered the murder of reporter Anna Politkovskaya 10 years ago. Read Full Article at RT.com
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When, and why, must we die?
Life-extension zealots have championed many strategies aimed at prolonging our days here on Earth, and not all sound like much fun (I’m thinking specifically about caloric restriction). Supercentenarians – those rare humans who live beyond the age of 110 – by contrast seem to embrace much more appealing…
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Light-emitting dyes measure heat generation within living cells with subcellular accuracy
A technique that uses fluorescent dyes to measure the temperature inside living cells is helping to reveal the mechanism by which living organisms generate heat.
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New technology using radar can identify materials and objects in real time
A revolutionary piece of technology, created by researchers at the University of St Andrews, can detect what an object is by placing it on a small radar sensor.
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Research tag not adequately sterilized is linked to death of whale
An endangered orca that died earlier this year likely developed a fatal infection after a scientist failed to adequately sterilize a research tag that was shot into its body, according to a report released Wednesday.
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Fine-grained microstructure could toughen protective coatings
Hard materials like chromium nitride are used as wear and corrosion protection coatings in a wide range of applications, including metal cutting. Now, A*STAR researchers have discovered exactly how such materials behave when used in high-stress situations, paving the way to producing even better coatings.
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In Case You Missed It: The First Dengue Vaccine Becomes Available, the World Drone Racing Championships Converge on Hawaii–and More!
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TechRadar Deals: The best Google Pixel and Pixel XL deals in October 2016
Google Pixel and Pixel XL dealsGoogle’s latest flagship phones are the Google Pixel and the Google Pixel XL. The Google Pixel replaces last year’s Nexus 5X, and is the smaller offering that comes with 32GB or 128GB storage, a 5-inch 1080p display, 4GB of RAM, 12 megapixel camera and a whole lot more….
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Virgin 2016 4K V6 set-top box release date, news and rumours
Streaming is the dominant technology when it comes to television these days, but there’s still a place for the more traditional set-top box for live television viewing, especially when it comes to pay TV. Currently the two major pay TV players in the UK are Virgin Media and Sky. Sky knocked it out of…
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How to become an Uber driver
How to become an Uber driverThe Uber taxi service is taking the world by storm – hailing an Uber driver for a trip is easy, and often cheaper than regular taxis. But did you know that it’s also easy to become an Uber driver yourself, and earn some extra cash?In this guide we’ll show you how to become…
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Google’s open source Noto: Free font covers 800 languages, including dead ones
Google and Monotype’s new font, Noto, brings some written languages to the web for the first time.
Macworld
3 neglected Apple products that could use some love
We know that Apple will revamp some products on a pretty regular schedule: the iPhone, for example. Others get slightly less frequent updates, like the iPad or MacBooks.But what about the Apple products that seem to sometimes go years without a refresh? There are more than a few of them, and while some…
PCWorld
Roboden is cable you can stretch
A Japanese company has developed an electrical cable that can be stretched. Asahi Kasei says the cable, called Roboden, will expand by up to 40 percent of its length before hitting its limit.It was originally developed for use in robotics, where cables sometimes need to snake around joints that pivot…
RT – Daily news
15yrs into Afghan War, psychologist warns ‘veterans must not become a business’ (EXCLUSIVE)
Mentally wounded military veterans must not come to be viewed as a business opportunity by charities and the NHS, a psychologist who works with military families has told RT. Read Full Article at RT.com
Fast Company
Where Top Talent In The Tech Industry Will Likely Work Next
Tracking the flow of top tech talent can be a good indicator of tomorrow’s business successes. Tracking the flow of top tech talent can be a good indicator of tomorrow’s business successes.Wherever the best engineers, programmers, and designers in the tech industry go, investment…
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Daimler bends headlamp beams with smart pixels
Modern headlamps are much brighter and whiter than in the past, but sometimes brighter isn’t necessarily better. Although blinding beams are useful on a deserted backroad, they can dazzle other drivers around town. In an attempt to solve the problem, Daimler has developed a new smart pixel…
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Denis Guidone’s new watch for Projects references a Kandinsky artwork
Dezeen Watch Store: the latest watch from American brand Projects takes its unusual dial design from a drawing produced in the 1920s by influential Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky. (more…)
WIRED
Russian Stuntman Drives a Car Into the Sea Because SAFETY
The government channels ‘The Fast and the Furious’ to promote traffic safety. The post Russian Stuntman Drives a Car Into the Sea Because SAFETY appeared first on WIRED.
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Lockheed’s Hybrid Airship Is Part Blimp, Part Hovercraft, No Hot Air
The Hybrid Airship combines the upsides of the airship with the ability of a hovercraft. The post Lockheed’s Hybrid Airship Is Part Blimp, Part Hovercraft, No Hot Air appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Even a Fake Clinton Foundation Hack Can Do Serious Damage
A purported data dump from the Clinton Foundation seems to be bogus, but still served its purpose. The post Even a Fake Clinton Foundation Hack Can Do Serious Damage appeared first on WIRED.
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What Happens When a Space Observatory Goes Rogue
Green Bank observatory has helped pave the path for other federal scientific facilities that the government will later leave behind. The post What Happens When a Space Observatory Goes Rogue appeared first on WIRED.
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Google Assistant: How Google is making the OS irrelevant
Days before the Google Pixel finally broke cover, there was a lot of talk about the possibility of a certain Andromeda OS being revealed as well. Andromeda was an intriguing though highly debatable idea, a true unification of Google’s two operating systems, Android and Chrome. In the end, of course,…
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Why the phase-change material iron-tellurium best conducts electricity in its disordered amorphous phase
Solid materials whose atoms are arranged in a well-ordered crystalline structure are usually better conductors of electricity than randomly structured, or amorphous, solids. Recently, however, A*STAR researchers found that iron-tellurium (FeTe) breaks this rule, displaying higher conductivity, and optical…
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A layer of diamond can prevent high-power electronic devices from overheating
Powerful electronic components can get very hot. When many components are combined into a single semiconductor chip, heating can become a real problem. An overheating electronic component wastes energy and is at risk of behaving unpredictably or failing altogether. Consequently, thermal management is…
Mashable
Project Entrepreneur looks to help women create ‘high-growth, high-impact’ businesses
Since the launch of Rent the Runway in 2009, co-founders Jenny Fleiss and Jennifer Hyman have raised more than $100 million in venture capital funding. Now, they’re on a mission to help other women break into and disrupt industries through education programs and venture competitions. In its second year,…
Mashable
How a Trump or Clinton presidency could change your peanut butter and jelly sandwich
Of all the major issues this presidential campaign, one has attracted woefully little attention: how a President Clinton or a President Trump would affect the peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Though America has loved the sandwich for over a hundred years, these two candidates could substantially shape…
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Iraqi coalition comes together to fight IS group in Mosul, but can unity last?
A coalition that includes members of the Iraqi army, Kurdish forces and Sunni militias is set to launch an offensive against the Islamic State (IS) group’s stronghold of Mosul. The campaign’s actors told France 24 that preserving their unity will be as tough a challenge as retaking the city. Falah Mustafa,…
ArchDaily
2016 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards Announced
The winners of the 2016 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards have been announced. Now in its eighth year, the global competition seeks the best of food and beverage spaces, and “covers every imaginable space, from ships to airports, museums to burger vans, and from revered Michelin-starred establishments…
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Nissan NP300 Navara Enguard Proves That Utility Vehicles Can Look Good
Still stuck in that old school mindset that a pickup can’t look good? It’s 2016, and that means that they’re not just utility vehicles anymore. Case in … Read More
New Scientist – Online news
Failed hunt for Proxima b’s star transit leaves us in the dark
An unsuccessful attempt to catch the Earth-like exoplanet passing between its star and us means we still know little about its atmosphere and surface
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Yahoo’s Government Email Scanner Was Actually a Secret Hacking Tool
Image: Kārlis Dambrāns/FlickrThe spy tool that the US government ordered Yahoo to install on its systems last year at the behest of the NSA or the FBI was a “poorly designed” and “buggy” piece of malware, according to two sources closely familiar with the matter. Last year, the US government served…
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We’re So Addicted to Our Gadgets That ‘Unplugged’ Tourism Is Booming
If a tree falls in the Amazon, but you don’t capture it on Snapchat, did it actually fall? I had the thought while hiking through the rainforest, on the third day of a digital detox that was slowly killing me. What’s the point of eating a live worm or luring a monkey onto my shoulder if I can’t post…
Discover Magazine
Flashback Friday: Taking stairs one at a time or two: which burns more calories?
If you’re watching your waistline, you probably already know that taking the stairs can help you burn calories. But not everyone climbs stairs the same way. For example, there are those pesky over-achievers who take the stairs two at a time–they must be burning more calories for all that extra effort,…
RT – Daily news
Russia starts work on Arctic dock for 1st-ever floating nuclear power plant
The world’s first floating nuclear power plant is set to start producing power and heat in 2019. While the plant is already being tested, construction of the dock has begun on the Arctic coast in Russia’s Far East. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
Germany’s blue-chip firms rally behind Deutsche Bank
A number of Germany’s biggest publicly traded companies are ready to provide capital for embattled Deutsche Bank, business daily Handelsblatt reported on Thursday. The bank may be forced to raise cash as it faces a $14 billion fine from US regulators. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
French police discover pot island worth €80,000 on river Vienne
Six men have been questioned in connection with an island that police found covered in cultivated marijuana plants on a river in southwestern France. Read Full Article at RT.com
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Rustic Prairie House in Wisconsin reaches for the stars with a rooftop observatory
Surrounded by crop fields in Wisconsin, the small Prairie House is a cozy home for an oncologist and amateur astronomer. The structure, designed by US studio Wendell Burnette Architects, looks like a simple, utilitarian building from the outside, but its generous interior is a modern, playful living…
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The Sitcom and the Surveillance State
One of the weirdest half-hours of nominally normal 1960s television is “Top Secret,” a 1963 episode of My Three Sons. This almost invasively wholesome series starred Fred MacMurray as Steve Douglas, an aeronautical engineer raising three boys after his wife’s death. In this installment, he has to work…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
What is galactic evolution?
On a clear night, you can make out the band of the Milky Way in the night sky. For millennia, astronomers looked upon it in awe, slowly coming to the realization that our Sun was merely one of billions of stars in the galaxy. Over time, as our instruments and methods improved, we came to realize that…
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How scientists use DNA to spy on whales and find ‘extinct’ fish
In 2014, when Mariah Pfleger volunteered to sift through water samples from Alabama’s Mobile River Basin, she wasn’t expecting to solve one of biology’s most frustrating missing fishes cases.
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Scientists discover mechanisms of shape-shifting sea cucumbers
Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered for the first time how marine animals called sea cucumbers can rapidly change the stiffness of their body, which could provide a useful basis for developing novel biomaterials for applications in medicine.
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World’s biggest radio ear
It’s now the biggest single-dish radio telescope on Earth. Settled down in the bumpy karst of China’s Guizhou province, about 1200 miles southwest of Beijing, this newest instrument for studying the heavens is very similar in design to the famed Arecibo dish, renown both for its science accomplishments…
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In tropical countries, organic waste can be turned into compost quicker by using maggots
The black soldier fly is a veritable eating machine – at least in its larval stage. Despite its rather martial name, it’s not an insect that would ever do anyone any harm. Its larvae feed on rotting organic material such as food scraps or dung. “They can reduce most of just about any type of organic…
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Opinion: Oslo’s ambitious ‘climate budget’ sets the bar for other cities
Oslo’s city government has issued an ambitious “climate budget” with the intent of halving its carbon emissions from 1990 levels by 2020, and becoming completely carbon neutral by 2030. To achieve this goal, the city plans to limit access for cars with new tolls and fewer parking spaces, power the bus…
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Selfies are more than a form of vanity, research finds
An Australian National University (ANU) study analysing more than 5,000 Instagram selfies has found that 75 per cent of selfies are posted by women, and around one in 10 is posted by users purely looking to build an audience, usually in the hope of attracting paid endorsements or ‘insta-fame’.
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Can you buy land on the moon?
Have you ever heard that it’s possible to buy property on the moon? Perhaps someone has told you that, thanks to certain loopholes in the legal code, it is possible to purchase your very own parcel of lunar land. And in truth, many celebrities have reportedly bought into this scheme, hoping to snatch…
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Researchers develop system to monitor industrial food processing in real time
The EU MUSE-TECH project has developed an innovative new system to monitor industrial food processing in real time by combining three different sensors into one easy-to-use tool. Positive test results suggest that the device could help food makers across a number of sectors to achieve greater processing…
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Magma movements foretell future eruptions
Geologists at Uppsala University have traced magma movement beneath Mt. Cameroon volcano, which will help monitoring for future volcanic eruptions. The results are published in Scientific Reports.
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Metaphors bias perceptions of scientific discovery
Whether ideas are “like a light bulb” or come forth as “nurtured seeds,” how we describe discovery shapes people’s perceptions of both inventions and inventors. Notably, Kristen Elmore (Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research at Cornell University) and Myra Luna-Lucero (Teachers College, Columbia…
PCWorld
Here’s to our health, with help from Watson
IBM may have originally built Watson to win at Jeopardy, but it saw potential applications in healthcare early on. Eventually, it formed a dedicated business unit focused squarely on making those applications happen. As far back as 2012, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and IBM teamed up to…
PCWorld
It’s (not) elementary: How Watson works
What goes into making a computer understand the world through senses, learning and experience, as IBM says Watson does? First and foremost, tons and tons of data. To build a body of knowledge for Watson to work with on Jeopardy, researchers put together 200 million pages of content, both structured…
PCWorld
Milestones along the way in Watson’s colorful history
How did IBM’s Watson get to where it is today? Here are some key events that happened along the way. May 1997: Deep Blue conquers chess IBM’s Deep Blue computer beats world chess champion Garry Kasparov in a six-game match that lasts several days and receives massive media coverage around the world….
PCWorld
Watson’s the name, data’s the game
There’s a data expert making a name for himself in the corporate world today, and he’s attracting a lot of attention. He’s a lightning-fast learner, he speaks eight languages and he’s considered an expert in multiple fields. He’s got an exemplary work ethic, is a speed reader and finds insights no…
RT – Daily news
Russia ready to support UN envoy’s proposal to allow Al Nusra to exit Aleppo with arms – Lavrov
Russia is ready to urge the Syrian government to let Al-Nusra Front militants exit Aleppo with their weapons, as proposed by the UN envoy to Syria, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says. Read Full Article at RT.com
The Next Web
Sun is a beautiful hyperlocal weather app powered by Dark Sky
There are a ton of weather apps out there, but the one that often takes the cake for its accuracy is Dark Sky — but that might be about to change soon. Sun is a beautifully designed alternative to the app, offering the same data in something that both looks and works better. The technology behind Dark…
Geek.com
Sharp creates a smartphone that’s all curves, no hard corners
Sharp has already impressed us this week with its IGZO panels making 4K virtual reality headsets possible. But the Japanese company has done it again today by unveiling a prototype smartphone that has […]
TechSpot
Students develop a computer that can determine what an object is made of (and what it is)
Students from the University of St. Andrews have developed a computer that can not only determine what an object is made of, it can also identify said object.
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Distracted much? New research may help explain why
American professional golfer Tom Kite said two things about distraction that sum up the findings of a new study on the subject: First, “You can always find a distraction if you’re looking for one.” And, second, “Discipline and concentration are a matter of being interested.” New research offers evidence…
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Enzyme treatment of gene may reverse effects of Alzheimer’s
The APOE gene is a promising target for therapeutic approaches to Alzheimer’s, says a researcher, describing new work.
Gadget Review
Best Electric Toothbrush
Best Electric Toothbrush Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site To find the best electric toothbrush money can buy we started by narrowing it to those that offered not only advanced features, but ones that provided a two minute timer with a 30-second quadrant indicator. We then factored in price…
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Decoding of tarsier genome reveals ties to humans
Tarsiers — tiny, carnivorous primates — are our distant cousins, according to scientists who sequenced and analyzed the tarsier genome. Their findings place tarsiers on the evolutionary branch that leads to monkeys, great apes and humans.
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Study demonstrates role of gut bacteria in neurodegenerative diseases
Exposure to bacterial proteins called amyloid that have structural similarity to brain proteins may lead to an increase in clumping of proteins in the brain, research has revealed. Aggregates of misfolded amyloid proteins are seen in the brains of patients with neurodegenerative diseases.
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Analyzing picture books for nutrition education
Feeding children can be a challenging process for many parents. A previous study found 46% of preschoolers were picky eaters and 40% of picky eaters remained picky for two or more years. Nutrition education and recommended feeding practices may help parents deal with feeding problems and shorten their…
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New evidence supports biological link between Zika infection, Guillain-Barré syndrome
In a collaborative effort with scientists at six Colombian hospitals, researchers report what they believe to be the strongest biological evidence to date linking Zika virus infection and Guillain-Barré syndrome.
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Toxicoepigenetics: The emerging field many are exploring without knowing it
Toxicologists who research health, exposure-related disease, and susceptibility are actually concurrently studying the consequences of epigenetic regulation, which is why an understanding of toxicoepigenetics is so important.
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Women’s better verbal memory skills may mask early signs of Alzheimer’s
Women may have better verbal memory skills than men even when their brains show the same level of problems metabolizing glucose, which occurs in people with Alzheimer’s disease, according to research.
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Causative gene for sensorineural hearing loss identified
A causative gene for a highly common type of hearing loss (sensorineural hearing loss, or SNHL) has been identified by a group of researchers, who successfully replicated the condition using a transgenic mouse. This discovery could potentially be used to develop new treatments for hearing loss.
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Working night shifts unlikely to increase breast cancer risk
Working night shifts has little or no effect on a woman’s breast cancer risk despite a review in 2007 by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classifying shift work disrupting the ‘body clock’  as a probable cause of cancer, suggests new research.
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How breast cancer screening could be better and less painful
The breast cancer screening tests offered to women may in many cases be unnecessarily painful. New research shows that strong compression of the breast during mammography screening does not automatically lead to a better basis for diagnosis.
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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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First results from the world’s oldest group of ICSI men show they have lower semen quantity and quality
First results from the world’s oldest group of young men conceived by means of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) fertility treatment because of their fathers’ infertility have shown that they have lower sperm quantity and quality than men who were spontaneously conceived.
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Unique genetic basis found in autism genes that may lead to earlier diagnosis
Researchers are a step closer to understanding the genetic basis of autism, which they hope will lead to earlier diagnosis of what is rapidly becoming the most prevalent developmental disorder worldwide.
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Mental illness genetically linked to drug use and misuse
There are many reports of drug use leading to mental health problems, and we all know of someone having a few too many drinks to cope with a bad day. Many people who are diagnosed with a mental health disorder indulge in drugs, and vice versa. As severity of both increase, problems arise and they become…
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Computer experts identify fourteen themes of creativity
The elusive and complex components of creativity have been identified by computer experts.
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The shapes of electrons: Solving a cryptic puzzle with a little help from a hologram
A recent discovery 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. Scientists used holographic logic to compile an algorithm for visualizing the shape of an electron…
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Swinging: Measuring forces with oscillations
A child swings on a swing, gaining momentum with its legs. For physicists, this is a reasonably easy movement. They call it parametric oscillation. Things are getting more complicated if — in addition to the child’s efforts — the mother (or the father) is around to push the swing. The interaction between…
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Scientists search for regional accents in cod
Fish may have regional accents and communicate differently in different parts of the world, according to a fish expert.
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Simple blood test could vastly improve detection rates of severe liver disease
A new non-invasive method of predicting the risk of developing a severe form of liver disease could ensure patients receive early and potentially life-saving medical intervention before irreversible damage is done, report researchers.
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Therapists more likely to call back ‘Allison’ than ‘Lakisha’ with messages promoting mental health services
If you leave a message with a therapist seeking mental health services you have a better chance of getting a callback that promotes care if you have a white-sounding name than a black one, research shows.
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Strange ‘chimeras’ defy science’s understanding of human genetics
The human genome is far more complex than thought, with genes functioning in an unexpected fashion that scientists have wrongly assumed must indicate cancer, research indicates.
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UV light disinfection significantly reduces Clostridium difficile incidence
Ultraviolet C light disinfection to clean unoccupied patient rooms significantly reduced C. difficile infections (CDI) in high-risk patients who later occupied those rooms, according to a new study. The no-touch device, used after patients with CDI were discharged from the hospital, also resulted in…
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New approach to block binge eating
A new therapeutic target for the treatment of compulsive binge eating has been identified by researchers. They report the beneficial effects of the activation of a class of receptors, Trace Amine-Associated Receptor 1 (TAAR1), on compulsive, binge eating. TAAR1 discovered in 2001, is a receptor that…
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New cost-effective silicon carbide high voltage switch created
Researchers have created a high voltage and high frequency silicon carbide (SiC) power switch that could cost much less than similarly rated SiC power switches. The findings could lead to early applications in the power industry, especially in power converters like medium voltage drives, solid state…
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Organic semiconducting polymers can harvest sunlight to split CO2 into alcohol fuels
Chemists have been the first to demonstrate that an organic semiconductor polymer called polyaniline is a promising photocathode material for the conversion of carbon dioxide into alcohol fuels without the need for a co-catalyst.
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Harnessing algae for the creation of clean energy
Researchers 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.
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Antibiotics could be cut by up to one-third, say dairy farmers
Nine in 10 dairy farmers participating in a new British survey say that the farming industry must take a proactive lead in the battle against antibiotic resistance. Those questioned also think that over the next five years they could cut their own antibiotic use by almost a third in dry cow therapy and…
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Efficient 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.
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The mathematics of music history
Experts have analyzed thousands of musical themes composed by French, Italian, and Austro-German composers living in 1600-1950. During these years, rhythmic variability in French music was initially low — just like in Italian music and language. Later on, it increased towards the natural equilibrium…
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Ribosomal quality control
The assembly of proteins to form larger macromolecular structures within cells is linked to ribosomes and thus to their synthesis through the process of translation. Ribosomes adopt the role of a quality “checkpoint” in this context: They make sure that newly built proteins are directly fed into the…
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How ‘dead’ bacteria return to life
A strict genetic timetable for resuscitation of dormant cells has been uncovered by scientists. The findings provide insight into a previously unknown survival strategy of bacteria and enable the researchers to draw key conclusions about cell aging processes.
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Researcher aims to save endangered cranes
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.
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Hubble detects giant ‘cannonballs’ shooting from star
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has detected superhot blobs of gas, each twice as massive as the planet Mars, being ejected near a dying star. The plasma balls are zooming so fast through space it would take only 30 minutes for them to travel from Earth to the moon. The fireballs present a puzzle to astronomers,…
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Smallest. Transistor. Ever.
Engineers have been eyeing the finish line in the race to shrink the size of components in integrated circuits. Now, a team of researchers has succeeded in creating a transistor with a working 1-nanometer gate. For comparison, a strand of human hair is about 50,000 nanometers thick.
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Use of PSA for prostate screening unaffected by changes in screening guidelines, research finds
Controversy over prostate cancer screening guidelines that discourage use of PSA tests did not significantly reduce use of the test, a five-year review of more than 275,000 visits showed.
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How repair protein finds DNA damage
Researchers have demonstrated how Rad4, a protein involved in DNA repair, scans the DNA in a unique pattern of movement called ‘constrained motion’ to efficiently find structural faults in DNA. The findings could lead to therapies that boost existing drug treatments and counter drug-resistance.
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Brain cell ‘executioner’ identified
Despite their different triggers, the same molecular chain of events appears to be responsible for brain cell death from strokes, injuries and even such neurodegenerative diseases as Alzheimer’s. Now, researchers say they have pinpointed the protein at the end of that chain of events, one that delivers…
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Splashlight
Price: $25  | Buy | LinkBioToy’s unique squirt gun fires water mixed with bioluminescent proteins, which allow the streams to glow brightly in the dark. Targets hit with the non-toxic stuff will glow for several minutes after being hit. We want paintballs filled with this stuff now. More Awesome…
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Apes understand that some things are all in your head
We all know that the way someone sees the world, and the way it really is, aren’t always the same. This ability to recognize that someone’s beliefs may differ from reality has long been seen as unique to humans.
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Some birds behave like human musicians
The tuneful behavior of some songbirds parallels that of human musicians, according to new research.
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Hospital rankings may rely on faulty data
A new report suggests hospital rankings may not be as reliable as thought. Researchers found that false-positive event rates were common among high-transfer and high-volume hospitals.
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Scientists rev up speed of bionic enzyme reactions
Bionic enzymes got a needed boost in speed thanks to new research. By pairing a noble metal with a natural enzyme, scientists created a hybrid capable of churning out molecules at a rate comparable to biological counterparts.
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Human neurons continue to migrate after birth
Researchers have discovered a previously unknown mass migration of inhibitory neurons into the brain’s frontal cortex during the first few months after birth, revealing a stage of brain development that had previously gone unrecognized. The authors hypothesize that this late-stage migration may play…
Digital Trends
First rogue waves under realistic conditions created by researchers in Finland
In the 1700s, a wave shattered the glass of the Eagle Island lighthouse off the coast of Ireland. This was no ordinary wave. Water reportedly climbed 130 feet up the cliff to crash against the 85-foot tower. Rumors of “rogue waves” have circulated among sailors but it wasn’t until New Year’s Day 1995…
TechCrunch
Singapore’s Nugit raises $5.2M to make sense of big data using artificial intelligence
 In today’s era of big data, there’s a need for organization and efficiency. That’s the premise by Nugit, a Singapore-based startup that this week announced it has raised $5.2 million in fresh funding from Sequoia Capital’s India fund. Read More
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Asus VX238H-W 23″ 1080p 1ms LED LCD Monitor $109.99
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MIT Media Lab designs synethetic indoor apiaries to keep honeybees safe year-round
A new honeybee helper could give the tiny pollinators a safe place to reproduce and thrive. The Synthetic Apiary was produced by designer and architect Neri Oxman and the Mediated Matter group, part of the MIT Media Lab. Understanding that recent bee die-offs are due in large part to environmental conditions…
The Next Web
Verizon will handle (and screw up) Google Pixel software updates
While Google announced it will be partnering up with Verizon to bring its new Pixel device to retail, there’s still a lot of question marks as to what the partnership between the two companies will involve – and one of the biggest concerns has been software updates. Today, Google has confirmed that Android…
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How a Facebook page sent one Syrian dissenter to prison – CNET
Jalal Mando documented the humanitarian crisis in Syria — until a random check by the military got him thrown in prison.
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Obama Shortens 102 Sentences, Including 33 Life Terms for Nonviolent Drug Offenses
The crime that sent Ricky Minor to federal prison for life involved a little more than a gram of methamphetamine, plus supplies for making more: pseudoephedrine pills, acetone, matches, and lighter fluid. There was no evidence that he made meth for anyone but himself and his wife, and under Florida…
RT – Daily news
‘Russians need to show they’re clean’: Paralympics president allegedly pranked on TV
Philip Craven, the president of International Paralympic Committee, has allegedly been pranked on Russian TV. Pranksters called him, pretending to be Edwin Moses, prominent former athlete, and now chairman of USADA, the country’s anti-doping agency. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Researchers demonstrate a single laser source scheme for studying topological matter in cold-atom systems
(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with members from several institutions in China has developed a new means for studying topological matter in cold-atom systems that involves using a single laser source. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes how the scheme works and outlines…
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Schiaparelli readied for Mars landing
This week, the commands that will govern the Schiaparelli lander’s descent and touchdown on Mars were uploaded to ESA’s ExoMars spacecraft, enroute to the Red Planet.
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Catalyst structure identified in an operating PEM fuel cell
Research at the group of Dr Moniek Tromp of the University of Amsterdam’s research priority area Sustainable Chemistry has revealed the structure of the palladium catalyst for hydrogen oxidation in proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells. Contrary to current views the results, obtained by applying…
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MinXSS CubeSat brings new information to study of solar flares
Along with the visible light and warmth constantly emitted by our sun comes a whole spectrum of X-ray and ultraviolet radiation that streams toward Earth. A new CubeSat – a miniature satellite that provides a low-cost platform for missions – is now in space observing a particular class of X-ray light…
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Don’t panic, but your avocado is radioactive—study eyes background radiation of everyday objects
Most people assume all radioactive materials are dangerous, if not deadly. But a new study on the radiation emitted by everyday objects highlights the fact that we interact with radioactive materials every day. The goal of the work is to give people a frame of reference for understanding news stories…
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Ancient Britons’ teeth reveal people were ‘highly mobile’ 4,000 years ago
Archaeologists have created a new database from the teeth of prehistoric humans found at ancient burial sites in Britain and Ireland that tell us a lot about their climate, their diet and even how far they may have travelled. In a paper, led by Dr Maura Pellegrini from the University of Oxford, researchers…
How-To Geek
How to Make the $50 Amazon Fire Tablet More Like Stock Android
Amazon’s $50 Fire Tablet may be one of the best deals in tech–especially when it occasionally goes on sale for $35. It may feel limited, but with a few tweaks–no rooting necessary–you can turn it into an almost-stock Android tablet perfect for reading, watching, and even light gaming.Click Here to Continue…
The Gadget Flow
Xiaomi Mi Flora Monitor
Flowers and Plants Monitor is a professional light metering device which has accurate light intensity record and helps in monitoring and analysing the sunlight and temperature. It will tell you whether the sunlight and temperature fit the plant. The device comes with measurable light intensity up to…
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Earbuds Reinvented
Earbuds Reinvented with sound, durability, and functionality reengineered from the ground up thereby creating an experience unattainable until now. It comes in four fancy colors of gold, space gray, rose and silver that can easily match with your everyday lifestyle. It also works with for any Lightning,…
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Purple® Pillow – The World’s First No-Pressure Head Bed
Most pillows are made from garbage. Lumpy foam, stabby feathers, and melty memory foam. None of it considers the needs of your head. That’s why you need the Purple Pillow, the world’s first pillow that’s more like a bed for your head! The Purple Pillow is made of three parts that include a Purple’s patented…
The Gadget Flow
ELWING – World’s Most Compact Electric Skateboard
Elwing is the world’s most compact electric skateboard. Every detail has been designed based on the idea that commuting should be the fun and easy part of the day. The result is an extremely lightweight electric skateboard that holds an incredible amount of power. Elwing’s performance is amazing: 18mph…
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Dango Products – Redefining the Wallet
Dango Products has redefined the wallet as a modern everyday tool. Using high-quality materials like 6061 aerospace grade aluminum, heated treated carbon based stainless steel and hand picked top grade genuine leathers, Dango has forged a very functional yet sophisticated wallet. The D01 Dapper and T01…
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BIG-i – The First Personalized Family Robot
BIG-i is a natural interaction robot with mobility, 3D vision, voice programming, and active perception. It can manage smart appliances to suit your needs. BIG-i can act as the bridge between family members. It will improve itself, becoming more and more thoughtful and intelligent through your instructions….
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Mifa M9 Bluetooth Stereo Speaker
This portable stereo speaker is designed for those who are addicted to music. With this in your hand, you can adopt top sound processing DSP, by integrating the Physiological Acoustics algorithm, to compensate for the limitation of the hardware, extend the vocal range as well as dynamically adjust low…
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V Wallet 2.0 – Ultra Thin Minimalist RFID Blocking Wallet
The V wallet 2.0 offers the same functionality and space as a traditional wallet but without the bulky design. Constructed In Exquisite Saffiano Leather, The V Wallet 2.0 is RFID Blocking and SO Thin You May Even Forget It Is In Your Pocket. Offered in 2 different Styles, original and I.D. holder. Original…
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Today’s the Day To Buy Yourself One Of Those Bladeless Dyson Fans
These Dyson AM06 and AM07 air multipliers are marked down to awesome prices on Amazon today, as long as you don’t mind buying certified refurbs. Yeah, they’re more expensive than your average fan, but they look so gorgeous that you’ll actually want to show them off, and they come with features like a…
Architizer
Archi-Quiz: Can You Identify These 8 Iconic Buildings From Their Structural Skeletons?
It’s all very well coming up with a stunning architectural concept like Jørn Utzon’s Sydney Opera House or Maurice Koechlin’s Parisian tower, but when it comes to the crunch, even the most inspiring of forms need to be rationalized in order to become a reality. This means that architects owe…
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One Dodge Dealership buys 99% of 2017 Viper production run
One of the coolest cars that an American automaker has ever built is the Dodge Viper. This car has been brutally impractical since the day it first rolled onto the scene decades ago and we love it for that fact. The latest version of the Viper is very impressive and the 2016 Viper ACR with its massive…
Gizmodo
How to Make Sure You Never Get Locked Out of Your Facebook Account
Whether someone’s stolen your credentials or you really can’t remember your password, if you’re ever locked out of your Facebook account, there are a number of routes you can take to get back in. One of the most effective needs to be set up in advance: telling Facebook who you trust the most.Read more…
TechCrunch
BMW, Toyota and Allianz back NAUTO and its camera-based approach to making autonomous vehicles
 A self-driving car tech startup called NAUTO has raised an undisclosed amount of venture funding, and entered into data-sharing partnerships with big-name auto and insurance companies BMW, Toyota and Allianz Group. Specifically, BMW iVentures, Toyota Research Institute and Allianz Ventures have invested…
Dezeen
“Installation art has finally taken over the last bastion of architecture”
Opinion: colossal public artworks like Thomas Heatherwick’s interlinking staircases for New York are the architectural monuments of our time, says Aaron Betsky. (more…)
Man of Many
How to Deal With Grey Hair
Have you woken up one one morning and noticed that your once lustrous locks suddenly seem as though they’ve been sprinkled with a dusting of salt and pepper? That my friend is just one of the effects of getting older. Although you might feel as though the rapid onset of grey hair signifies the point…
MakeUseOf
10 Online Study Hacks for Every College Student
The internet is the go-to destination for students desperate to get ahead on their homework. However, many students aren’t using some of the best resources that the internet has to offer. As any college or university student knows, we are expected to complete impossible amounts of readings, assignments,…
MakeUseOf
These 2 VPN Deals Are Too Good to Miss
Looking for a VPN? We’ve got you covered with two ultra-affordable options! ibVPN Standard: 3-Year Subscription ($39) When you sign up for a VPN, you don’t want to just jump into whatever one you find, because you’re talking about the service that is going to protect your connection from prying eyes,…
MakeUseOf
How to Safely Overclock Your GPU to Gain FPS
Overclocking seems scary, but you might be stunned by how simple and safe the process is. No, your PC won’t explode. It may, however, be able to perform at clock speeds one generation above its release. That means big performance boost for almost no money! Have you considered overclocking your video…
MakeUseOf
5 Tricks to Improve Your Credit Score in Just 6 Months
At one point in the past year, I had a credit score in the 300 range. That’s beyond horrible. That’s a score you’d expect if you’d just filed bankruptcy. I’m not afraid to admit it, because in about six months I had boosted that score to almost 700. Improving your credit score doesn’t have to be a complicated,…
MakeUseOf
Instagram Introduces Saved Drafts: Here’s How to Use Them
As Instagram continues to make flashy new changes — like the debut of Instagram Stories and unveiling a new logo — some of its more understated, quiet changes are the ones that are really appreciated and contribute to a better user experience. Like the ability to save drafts. You may not have noticed…
MakeUseOf
When You Need to Extend an iPhone’s Battery Life, Just Put It Face Down
Even with today’s advanced batteries, the quest for better battery life continues on. We’ve shown the iPhone apps to avoid if you want to improve your battery, but sometimes even this isn’t enough. With the bigger screens of modern devices, you might have trouble getting through half the day. At times…
MakeUseOf
Duolingo Chatbots Help You Learn a New Language
Learning a new language is difficult. Which means you should use any tips and tricks at your disposal to make it easier. Duolingo already offers a fantastic way of learning a new language. But its new chatbots now add a friendly face to proceedings. Duolingo is already extremely proficient at teaching…
The Gadget Flow
The Bernard Flask – The World’s Most Beautiful Flask
The Bernard Flask is the classic hip flask reimagined and handcrafted with natural materials: whiskey barrels, ceramic stoneware, and magnets. They wanted to create a flask with materials that have character and complemented the story of craft liquor. The vessel is slip cast out of strong and insulating…
FiveThirtyEight
Where Clinton Is Setting Up Field Offices — And Where Trump Isn’t
The Marion County GOP headquarters in Ocala, Florida, is haunted. More specifically, the former movie theater that housed the headquarters was haunted, until it was torn down this summer to make way for a parking lot. And yet, for Republicans looking to volunteer in Ocala, the county GOP’s website still…
FiveThirtyEight
How About A Nice Game Of Chess?
Welcome to The Riddler. Every week, I offer up a problem related to the things we hold dear around here: math, logic and probability. These problems, puzzles and riddles come from many top-notch puzzle folks around the world — including you!Recently, we started something new: Riddler Express problems….
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Significant Digits For Friday, Oct. 7, 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 from noon onwards. 1 in 5One in five millennials has had a Big Mac in their lives. This is an issue for the hamburger manufacturer….
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Trees form special bonds with “friends and family”
  A new documentary, Intelligent Trees, shows a side of trees that most of us have never seen before. Created by German forester Peter Wohlleben and forest ecologist Suzanne Simard of the University of British Columbia, the film explores the network of roots and fungal threads beneath the forest…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Green-roofed Colorado home is buried into the earth to save energy
The 2,850-square-foot House in the Mountains comprises two rectilinear steel-framed forms that intersect to form the corner of a swimming pool and an implied courtyard that extends to the existing main house. The primary sloped structure rises from to the south at a 20-degree angle and houses the open-plan…
The Wirecutter
How to Spot a Bad Kickstarter (and Why We Don’t Cover Crowdfunding)
We love crowdfunding, but we don’t review things from active crowdfunding campaigns. That’s because our reviews aim to find the best stuff for most people. Though “best for most” changes meaning depending on context, everything we consider has at least one thing in common: It must actually exist, and…
The Wirecutter
Most Popular This Week
Most read reviews this week: The Best Wi-Fi Router (for Most People), The Best TV, and The Best Bluetooth On- or Over-Ear Headphones. [See all 10 most popular reviews this week.]
The Wirecutter
Inner Vision for the Weekend of October 7, 2016
Inner Vision is a weekly digest connecting the dots between great everyday objects and the cultures and techniques behind living well with them. Here, we move beyond recommendations and ratings, because just as important as knowing what to buy is knowing what’s possible using the products you’ve purchased….
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Facebook wants US to have free internet access – but there’s a catch
Facebook is looking to bring its free internet program to the US. But even if it gets permission, access will be restricted.
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Buy a Google Pixel, Get a $100 Best Buy Gift Card and a Chromecast For Free
The Google Pixel isn’t even out yet, but Best Buy’s already coming strong with the deals.Read more…
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Anti-GM views might just triumph in India – here’s why
The battle over genetically modified food crops in a nation haunted by malnutrition is on a knife-edge after over-hype and lack of transparency, says TV Padma
Phys.org: Physics News
Researchers demonstrate a single laser source scheme for studying topological matter in cold-atom systems
(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with members from several institutions in China has developed a new means for studying topological matter in cold-atom systems that involves using a single laser source. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes how the scheme works and outlines…
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Researchers prevent quantum errors from occurring by continuously watching a quantum system
A team of scientists led by Tim Taminiau of QuTech, the quantum institute of TU Delft and TNO, has now experimentally demonstrated that errors in quantum computations can be suppressed by repeated observations of quantum bits.
RT – Daily news
World Bank admits globalization leads to inequality
The growth of free trade has not had a positive effect for all in the developed economies, according to a World Bank document quoted by the BBC. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Gear Up For Fall With This GreenWorks Leaf Blower Gold Box
Your lawn’s going to be blanketed in leaves before long, but Amazon’s here to save the day with a GreenWorks battery-powered leaf blower Gold Box.Read more…
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Hyten set to take Strategic Command helm Nov. 3
WASHINGTON — U.S. Air Force Gen. John Hyten will take the helm of U.S. Strategic Command during a Nov. 3 change of command ceremony at Nebraska’s Offutt Air Force Base. Hyten, who has led Air Force Space Command in Colorado Springs, Colorado, since 2014, is replacing Navy Adm. Cecil Haney, who will…
9to5Mac
Free AI-powered photo editing app Prisma now supports video too
We were impressed by AI-powered photo editing app Prisma when it launched in July, and more so when it added offline access to most filters, but the app has now gone even further. The latest version of the app now supports video too – though it is limited to short clips of up to 15 seconds. We’re…
Science | Smithsonian
With Deformed Frogs and Fish, a Scientist-Artist Explores Ecological Disaster and Hope
A 20-year retrospective of Brandon Ballengée’s artwork explores humans’ connection to cold-blooded creatures
Popular Science
This Cop Turned A Helicopter Into An Amphibious Racecar
DIY A custom chopper-pontoon-racecar Jeff Bloch, a novelty-car builder and D.C. police officer, turned a junked helicopter into an amphibious racecar.
Gizmodo
Burning Steel Wool Becomes a Raging Firestorm Through a Camera’s Close-up Macro Lens
Peering at the world through a close-up macro lens reveals tiny details that normally go unnoticed. It can also make the smallest of things appear completely grandiose. Steel wool and a battery makes for an easy way to start a fire, but zoom in as it burns and it looks like the entire world has become…
TechCrunch
The case for Twitter’s independence (unless Google or management buys)
 The problems associated with the widespread rumors of Twitters “for sale” status and that the management team is divided on whether or not to sell the company were compounded this morning with reports that Google, Disney and Apple will not be bidders. The stock price is down 20 percent to $19.79 at…
Curbed National
New device harvests fresh water from the air
Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink. Until now The air around us is filled with minuscule droplets of water—vaporized H2O that’s too tiny to drink—unless it condenses around a cooler surface like a cold water glass in summer. But Israeli startup Water-Gen has developed a technology to harvest…
Scientific American Content: Global
Aviation Is First Global Industry to Limit Carbon Emissions
Gauntlet is now thrown down to maritime and land transportation — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
ArchDaily
Denise Scott Brown On the Past, Present and Future of VSBA’s Groundbreaking Theories
Franklin Court, Philadelphia (1976). Image © Mark Cohn Through their books, theories and design projects, there’s no doubt that Denise Scott Brown and Robert Venturi dramatically altered the course of architecture at the end of the Modernist period. In this interview conducted at the Harvard…
Lifehacker
Prepaid Debit Cards Will Finally Get the Same Protections as Regular Cards
Prepaid debit cards can be a useful tool to curb overspending or even to build credit. And thanks to some new rules from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), prepaid debit cards will now get the same protections as traditional debit and credit cards.http://lifehacker.com/use-a-prepaid-…The…
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Legal Medical Pot Helps Older Americans Remain in the Workforce
States with legal medical marijuana have more people over age 50 in the workforce—and they’re working longer hours. The correlation is noted in a study published last month by researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and Temple University, who analyzed 20 years of data from the national…
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ICYMI: Wetsuits will be modeled on the cutest sea creatures
Today on In Case You Missed It: MIT researchers are creating a two-layer wetsuit modeled off of the pelts of sea otters and beavers, who are able to stay warm in chilly water despite not having the layer of blubber that whales and dolphins have….
Newswise: SciNews
How Cells Take Out the Trash: The “Phospho-Kiss of Death” Deciphered
Cells never forget to take out the trash. It has long been known that cells tag proteins for degradation by labelling them with ubiquitin, a signal described as “the molecular kiss of death”. Tim Clausen’s group at the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) in Vienna identified an analogous…
RT – Daily news
Immigration crackdown would lead to UK staff shortages, including in NHS, report warns
The future of some UK businesses is at risk if the government follows through with its plan to crack down on immigration, a new report warns. Read Full Article at RT.com
Lifehacker
Poach Fish in Milk for Tender, Flavorful Results
Milk is great for taming fishy odors while cooking, but it’s also a fantastic poaching liquid for sturdy fish like halibut, salmon or tuna.Read more…
Blog
Spotlight on the International Year of Light (IYL 2015)
Report considers the year’s key achievements and how to secure its legacy
Digital Trends
Amazon is taking 20% off select PC gaming accessories, systems during TwitchCon sale
The TwitchCon 2016  gaming convention may be over, but parent company Amazon is still in full gaming mode. The online retailer is currently taking 20 percent off select PC gaming gear via coupon code “TWITCHCON20”, which you can apply during checkout. The sale includes a variety of gaming mice, keyboards,…
RT – Daily news
Putin asks Duma to ratify Russia-Armenia agreement on joint air defense
Russian President Vladimir Putin has submitted to the State Duma an agreement with Armenia on a united regional air security system in the Caucasus region that, once launched, would boost the protection of southern borders of Russia and its allies. Read Full Article at RT.com
Mashable
Google Store to open in Manhattan
Get ready for a Google Store in New York. The MadeByGoogle store, already set to open in Mountain View this month, is getting a New York location. The retail store will open at 96 Spring Street in lower Manhattan. Both locations will open Oct. 20.  The pop-up shop is expected to sell the devices Google…
SlashGear
Verizon looks to cut Yahoo purchase price by $1 billion
In case you missed it, Yahoo has found itself in a bit of a tough place recently. First came the announcement of an attack that compromised the credentials of 500 million accounts, followed by the more recent reports that the company spied on its users on behalf of the US government. In the face of this…
Scientific American Content: Global
New Technology for 1916: Tanks
Reported in Scientific American, this Week in World War I: October 7, 1916 — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Scientific American Content: Global
NASA Considers a New Approach to Mars Exploration
With fewer future missions planned, the agency is rethinking how scientists will compete for access — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Aukey 20000mAh Quick Charge 2.0 Power Bank $27.99
Aukey 20000mAh Quick Charge 2.0 Power Bank $27.99
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Calphalon Contemporary Hard-Anodized Nonstick 4.5-quart Saucepan $79.99
Calphalon Contemporary Hard-Anodized Nonstick 4.5-quart Saucepan $79.99
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Today’s Best Deals: Google Pixel, Dyson Fans, Leaf Blowers, and More
Dyson bladeless fans, a beautiful Bodum coffee maker, and GreenWorks leaf blowers lead off Friday’s best deals. Read more…
Slashdot
Fake Call Centers in India Scam Americans Of Millions
An anonymous reader writes:Indian police have arrested 70 people and are questioning hundreds more after uncovering a massive scam to cheat thousands of Americans out of millions of dollars by posing as U.S. tax authorities and demanding unpaid taxes, a police officer said Thursday. According to police…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
One Big Question: Do you really have to drain your battery periodically to keep it conditioned?
All of the smartphones bursting into flames these days has got us thinking a lot about batteries here at the New Atlas offices. Specifically, we were wondering if the need to periodically discharge cell phone batteries to keep them conditioned is really necessary. So, as part of our regular…
Reason.com Full Feed
Ignoring Pension Past, California Risks Future Problems: New at Reason
Lawmakers in California don’t want to re-litigate past mistakes even as they’re certain they’re not making them anymore. Steven Greenhut writes: CalPERS—which in 1999 claimed the pension boost (Senate Bill 400, which had then-Assemblyman Lou Correa of Santa Ana as a principal co-author) would pay…
Reason.com Full Feed
“Biting the Hands that Feed Us: How Fewer, Smarter Laws Would Make Our Food System More Sustainable”
Baylen Linnekin writes about “food freedom” at Reason every Saturday (check out his archive here). His new book, Biting the Hands that Feed Us: How Fewer, Smarter Laws, is drawing strong notices for its mix of libertarian brio and familiarity with the artisanal food scene. Biting the Hands that Feed…
Physics Forums Insights
Interview with Science Advisor DrChinese
We are pleased to share with you an interview with PF Science Advisor and one of our founding members: DrChinese Who is DrChinese and share some early experience that got you interested in science. I am a Dallas, Texas, USA boy, now married with grown kids. I got very interested in science at a private…
BBC News – World
Why Trump will not attack Hillary over Bill’s affairs
Donald Trump has said he won’t bring up stories about Bill Clinton’s infidelities in this Sunday’s US presidential debate – having previously threatened to do so.
The Manual
Winter Grooming Do’s And Don’ts
These winter grooming tips will get you through the season. The post Winter Grooming Do’s And Don’ts appeared first on The Manual.
Fast Company
The Music That Inspires Computers To Write Their Own Songs
Computers are learning musical composition—and creativity—partly with the help of the 30-year-old digital music standard MIDI. Computers are learning musical composition—and creativity—partly with the help of the 30-year-old digital music standard MIDI.In May, Google research scientist…
AZoNano.com – Nanotechnology News Feed
Microscopic Water-Based Droplets Designed to Perform Biochemical Experiment
Ultrasonic forces to correctly pattern several microscopic water-based droplets have been used by researchers at the University of Bristol. Each droplet can be designed to conduct a biochemical…
AZoNano.com – Nanotechnology News Feed
Scientists Develop World’s Smallest Transistor Using Nanotubes
Reducing the size of components in integrated circuits has been an issue for scientists for over a decade. They were aware that the maximum limit for the size of transistor gates in traditional…
AZoNano.com – Nanotechnology News Feed
New Nanosensor can Detect Food-Based Bacteria Within One Hour
It seems that contamination is the cause of food products being recalled almost every week. A pathogenic strain of E. coli is one of the causes for the contamination. Recently a team of…
Digital Trends
Rinspeed calls its tiny, two-seater Oasis concept an automotive companion
Swiss firm Rinspeed is known for its unusual concept cars, and in January it will bring the latest of those to CES. The Rinspeed Oasis concept is a tiny two-seater that the company describes as the automotive equivalent of R2-D2. It may not be able to fit behind the pilot of an X-Wing, but like the…
Scientific American Content: Global
Are the Nobel Prizes Missing Female Scientists?
The prize is biased toward men of European descent, and European and American researchers in general, a bias that is part of a larger problem of excluding women and minorities for consideration — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
VentureBeat
How London’s new late-night underground trains are impacting Uber
August 19, 2016, was an important date for travelers in London — it was when the new Night Tube underground transport service was opened to the public, offering round-the-clock weekend access to Londoners on a handful of busy routes. Unlike other underground travel systems, such as the New York Subway,…
RT – Daily news
‘Peacemaker Putin’: Poster campaign unfurled as ode to Russian president (PHOTOS)
There’s an international ‘Putin the Peacemaker’ poster movement underway and it could be hitting a wall or bridge near you. Read Full Article at RT.com
Crowlspace
SpaceX ITS: Maximum Performance
The SpaceX Spaceship, with a full tank, has a mass of 2,100 tons, of which 150 tons is vehicle structure. Mass ratio is 2100/150 = 14. With an Isp of 382 seconds – call it 3,750 m/s – the MAXIMUM delta-vee is thus LN(14)*3,750 = 9,896 m/s. The Tanker is a simpler vehicle, with 90 … Continue reading “SpaceX…
io9
‘Rogue’ Algorithm Blamed for Historic Crash of the British Pound
The British pound suffered a “flash crash” earlier this morning in which it plummeted six percent against the US dollar within a matter of minutes. All signs point to high frequency stock trading as the culprit—and possibly a single algorithm. Read more…
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
One-pot synthesis towards sulfur-based organic semiconductors
9to5Mac
FBI statement raises prospect of second legal battle with Apple over locked iPhone
A statement by the FBI has raised the possibility of a second legal battle with Apple in a very similar case to the San Bernardino shooting. Wired reports that an FBI agent speaking about the case of the man who stabbed 10 people in a Minnesota mall last month has said that the agency was considering…
Latest news
Yahoo’s spying billboard: It would ID you, watch and listen to your reactions to ads
Yahoo is exploring a smart billboard that would use microphones, cameras and other sensors to bring targeted advertising to outdoor displays.
ArchDaily
BIG’s Twisting Towers along the High Line Will Contain Condos & a Luxury Hotel
Image by BIG. Image via Curbed NY BIG’s planned residential complex along the High Line in New York has gone through multiple iterations since its unveiling last November. Now, in its latest form of two twisting towers rising from a split podium, the project is receiving a new name and key…
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Cancer at a crossroads – Hope or Hype | Ravi Mehrotra | TEDxNSIT
Prof. Ravi Mehrotra talks about cancer, and how early diagnostic techniques play a pivotal role in cancer prevention. Prof. Ravi Mehrotra obtained his medical training at the prestigious Armed Forces Medical College, Pune followed by M.D. (Pathology) from Moti Lal Nehru Mediceal College University of…
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Transform Your Old Hard Drives and SSDs Into Useful External Storage
External enclosures can turn your old SSDs and hard drives into useful external storage, and two different options from Inateck are on sale today. If you’re going to be using it on the go, buy the enclosure. If it’s going to be staying on your desk, the minimal cable looks cool as hell.Read more…
RT – Daily news
Syria’s White Helmets are multi-million funded, ‘can’t be independent’
Syria’s White Helmets have been making headlines as ‘Heroes of Peace’, with the MSM, politicians and Hollywood stars saying the rescue group is worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize. The ‘Helmets’ say they’re independent, impartial and unsullied by Western cash. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
Russian actions in Syria beg for war crimes investigation – Kerry
Washington has intensified saber-rattling rhetoric towards Russia, with US Secretary of State John Kerry calling for a war crimes probe of Moscow’s anti-terrorist operation in Syria. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
Twice as big as Mars: Hubble spots molten ‘cannonballs’ blasting through space (IMAGES)
Enormous balls of molten plasma are flying through space so fast that they could travel from Earth to the moon in 30 minutes. Luckily for us, they’re some 1,200 light years away from our planet. Read Full Article at RT.com
Scientific American Content: Global
U.N. Expecting Cholera Upsurge in Haiti
Hurricane damage to sanitation systems could fuel further cases  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Newswise: SciNews
Pseudomonas Aeruginosa – the Molecular Tools of a Bacterial Survivor
The bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa can thrive in environments as different as the moist, warm tissue in our lungs, and the dry, nutrient-deprived surface of an office wall. Such adaptability makes it problematic in healthcare – where it causes infections in cases of cystic fibrosis, cancer, HIV, and…
Newswise: SciNews
NIH to Recognize 12 Champions of Environmental Health Research
Twelve individuals will receive the first-ever Champion of Environmental Health Research Award from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), for their significant contributions to the field.
SlashGear
X-Connect magnetic USB cord works with any phone
A fellow by the name of Vinson Leow had an idea for a smartphone cord that would replicate the better bits of the power cord for the MacBook. Apple is moving on to USB-C for power cords for notebooks, but it could be the perfect time for the mobile universe to pick up what’s been left. X-Connect is a…
BBC News – World
Maths not a must
Space has no sound and you don’t need to be good at maths: astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield’s five lessons from life beyond Earth.
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Facebook Wants You To Embrace ‘Social VR’ (and Forget About Palmer Luckey)
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg took to the stage in San Jose, California yesterday to give the world a peek at the future of the world’s most popular social network: the intersection of virtual reality, video chat, and the clunky Facebook website that we’re all used to.This was the opening of Oculus…
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DJI OSMO MOBILE
The DJI Osmo Mobile is an aftermarket option that turns your smartphone into an almost professional stabilizer that makes your smartphone?s camera a real high level filmmaker or picture taker. It?s a smart device so it has the mandatory app that lets you manage and control its main features. It also…
Ars Technica
FAA to drone owners: Stay away from hurricane relief efforts, playoff games
Enlarge / Does this really look like good drone flying weather? (credit: NASA) The Federal Aviation Administration and the Academy of Model Aeronautics have issued a joint statement warning drone operators to not fly in the vicinity of Hurricane Matthew rescue and recovery operations by first responders….
Digital Trends
Google’s self-driving car T-boned by a reckless driver in California
The Google car can drive itself in a wide variety of situations, but there’s not a whole lot it can do to avoid reckless drivers. One of the tech giant’s autonomous Lexus RX450h crossovers was recently T-boned by a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van in Mountain View, California. The monthly report that tracks…
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors – Front Page
FBI Looking Into ‘Legal and Technical Options’ for Entering Another Terrorist’s iPhone
A new case might lead the FBI and Apple into another fight over security and privacy on smartphones, following a confirmation yesterday by FBI special agent Rich Thorton that the FBI has the iPhone of Dahir Adan in its possession (via Wired). Adan was the culprit behind the stabbing of 10 people…
TechCrunch
Uber, Lyft hit with injunction in Philadelphia
 Ride-sharing apps’ rumble with regulation keeps on clocking up the mileage… Both Uber and Lyft have been hit with a court injunction banning their activity in Philadelphia, following complaints by the local taxi industry. Read More
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
New study finds PET bottles of five huge soda brands contain harmful heavy metals
Related: Big Soda goes to war against proposed Soda Tax in San Francisco Via
Computerworld
Roboden is cable you can stretch
A Japanese company has developed an electrical cable that can be stretched. Asahi Kasei says the cable, called Roboden, will expand by up to 40 percent of its length before hitting its limit. It was originally developed for use in robotics, where cables sometimes need to snake around joints that pivot…
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Google’s tech lab for teens sows the seeds of diversity
One of the best ways to solve the tech sector’s lack of diversity is to start ’em young. New York City’s mayor, Melinda Gates, and tech titans like Microsoft and Google all know that. In fact, the big G has just opened a computer science lab in Oakland called Code Next that was built specifically to…
Physics News
Team simulates a magnetar to seek dark matter particle
MIT physicists are proposing a new experiment to detect a dark matter particle called the axion. If successful, the effort could crack one of the most perplexing unsolved mysteries in particle …
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Rinspeed prepares a self-driving Oasis for CES 2017
Based just outside of Zurich, Switzerland, boutique tuner Rinspeed has been busy with autonomous driving recently, showing off its vision for a driverless world with creations like the Etos and XchangeE. Come CES 2017, those cars will have a new stablemate, with the launch of the Oasis concept… …
Architectural Record
Greenbuild 2016: New ‘Arc’ Platform Aims to Streamline, Integrate Green Building Certification
This week at Greenbuild, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) announced a new platform, called arc, intended to measure building performance and track incremental improvements as projects move toward LEED certification.
The Wirecutter
The Best Z-Wave In-Wall Dimmer
After spending more than 25 hours swapping out receptacles, flipping switches, programming timers, and talking to home-automation experts, we’ve determined that the HomeSeer HS-WD100+ is the best Z-Wave in-wall dimmer for smart-home systems. Like the other six units we tested, it features straightforward…
Gigaom
The Future of Immersive Environments: Virtual Home Design, “Backcasting” the Future and a Look at How VR/AR Get Social
At the Gigaom Change conference in Austin, Texas, on September 21-23, 2016, Dr. Jacquelyn Ford Morie (CEO of All These Worlds), Melissa Morman (Experience Officer at BDX), Liam Quinn (CTO of Dell), and Doreen Lorenzo (Director of UT Austin’s Center for Integrated Design) talked about empathetic design…
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Add Five USB-A to USB-C Cables To Your Collection For $15
Now that USB-C is slowly pushing microUSB towards the scrap heap of tech history, you’ll want some USB-A to C cables to help you manage the transition, and $15 for a 5-pack is one of the best deals we’ve ever seen.Read more…
RT – Daily news
Syrian, Russian actions beg for war crimes investigation – Kerry
Washington has intensified saber-rattling rhetoric towards Russia, with US Secretary of State John Kerry calling for a war crimes probe of Moscow’s anti-terrorist operation in Syria. Read Full Article at RT.com
Curbed National
‘Enchanted cabin’ offers backyard space to relax and reflect
The modern backyard shed is really trending right now Backyard cabins are really having a moment. Ardent supporters of the backyard cabin (many of whom tend to overlap with lovers of tiny homes) extoll the virtues of such structures: They can add much-needed space for guests, solo contemplation, and…
Mashable
Here’s why you should buy your Pixel phone from Google and not Verizon
Google kind of lied at its Pixel and Pixel XL event earlier in the week when it announced the new Android phones would be exclusive to Verizon.  That’s not true. You can also buy them unlocked from Google directly, either at full price or paid in monthly installments over two years. But if you buy them…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
NASA sees Hurricane Matthew develop concentric eyewalls
Matthew developed concentric eyewalls which is common in intense hurricanes. The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite captured an image of those double eyewalls.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Shale gas—not EPA rules—has pushed decline in coal-generated electricity, study confirms
Cheap shale gas produced by fracking has driven the decline in coal production in the United States during the last decade, researchers at the Great Lakes Energy Institute at Case Western Reserve University have found.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Concentrating on the social billions
Using online social media does not lead to long-term problems with our ability to concentrate, according to new research published in the International Journal Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments.
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Add Bluetooth to Any Speaker System For $8
If you have any old speaker systems lying around your house, you can bring them into this decade with Mpow’s $8 Bluetooth receiver. Much like the Chromecast Audio, this little dongle plugs into a speaker system via a 3.5mm cable, and lets you stream to it wirelessly from your phone. Just use promo code…
Tools and Toys
Quality Linkage: Human Towers, Obama’s Presidency, and Cursed Images
Welcome to this week’s edition of our Friday Quality Linkage column. Please enjoy this week’s collection of interesting and entertaining links. Brew a fresh cup of coffee, find a comfortable place, and relax. * * * Photo: Dan Winters, New York Magazine Hope, and What Came After: 8 Years…
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Hitachi’s 4K Roku TVs are coming to the US this week
Hitachi told us it’d be releasing 4K Roku TVs some time this year back, and now we have details on the specific models and when they’ll be available. You have the choice between a 50-inch, 55-inch, or 65-inch display. The 50-inch is the only model that will be available immediately and only at Sam’s…
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New York is adding facial recognition and license plate readers to its river crossings
In a press conference this week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced an ambitious plan to revamp New York City’s bridges and tunnels, dubbed the New York Crossings Project. But while the focus of the Crossings project is revamping infrastructure and improving traffic flow, the plan also includes…
The Sweethome
Inner Vision for the Weekend of October 7, 2016
In this weekend’s edition of Inner Vision get into hiking shape, learn how to make your own batch of wine-infused gummy bears, celebrate the joys of keeping a notebook, and watch how to refresh your tried and true bedroom companion, your pillow.
The Sweethome
Most Popular This Week
Most read reviews this week: The Best Washer and Dryer, The Best Fireproof Document Safe, and The Best Sheets. [See all 10 most popular reviews this week.]
TechCrunch
Pew: younger people actually prefer reading the news to watching it
 Well, great news for all those media publishers investing in video in hopes of better catering to young adults: a new study released this week from the Pew Research Center found that younger people are actually more interested in reading the news than watching it. Meanwhile, it’s the older generation…
DailyTech Main News Feed
How Difficult it is to Buy Electronics
As high-tech gets developed and advances day by day to the point that people like me become lost and confused. These days decision making turned to a puzzle. Does not matter what you want to buy a health insurance, house with or without appliance. You think the list end here, but not this soon. Most…
Curbed National
Designer tips for the perfect paint job
Want to change the look of your place? Follow the advice of these stylish homeowners Perhaps nothing changes the nature of a room more than a new coat of paint. But before you take up the brush or roller, check out these tips from the style makers we’ve recently featured in our House Calls column. 1….
Popular Science
Crowdfund The Knightscope Security Robot Today
Technology You could purchase a share of the robo-mallcop of the future Knightscope, a security robot company, is looking for interest from investors.
AZoNano.com – Nanotechnology News Feed
Newly Detected Molecular Structure Provides Chemical Solutions for Environmental Problems
The first evidence of new molecular structure has potential for chemical solutions for various environmental issues. Researchers at Indiana University have detected proof of the existence of a new…
RT – Daily news
Don’t mention the war: UK, Germany headed for military alliance
Former military adversaries Britain and Germany are weighing up a serious defense alliance which would see UK helicopters stationed on German naval ships. Read Full Article at RT.com
WIRED
Nerds Over Cattle: How Food Technology Will Save the World
The solution to both of the big problems in food technology—how we’re going to feed a burgeoning population and what we’re going to do about climate change—is simple: plant-based protein. The post Nerds Over Cattle: How Food Technology Will Save the World appeared first on WIRED.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Stolen children of Argentina’s dictatorship search for the truth
Imagine discovering that your surname, first name and date of birth are all lies? That your family is not your real family? Hundreds of Argentineans born during the dictatorship of General Videla, from 1976 to 1983, have faced this horrifying discovery. FRANCE 24 went to meet them.
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Groupon Columbus Day Sale – 10% off Goods, 20% off Local Deals, 10% off Getaways
Groupon Columbus Day Sale – 10% off Goods, 20% off Local Deals, 10% off Getaways
Deals
Those $10 RTIC Deals Are Back, Including a New Water Bottle
Earlier this week, we shared a bunch of $10 RTIC deals. Today, a few of them are back in stock, plus a new discount on an 18 ounce bottle.Read more…
The Next Web
This bezel-less smartphone is a glimpse into the future of mobile screens
At first glances, Apple’s iPhone 7 is virtually identical to the previous model. You could be forgiven for wondering what’s next for smartphone design. This might give you an idea. Sharp has recently shown off their latest display technology innovation, and it looks extremely cool. It’s called the Corner…
io9
Shin Godzilla Is a Wonderfully Over-the-Top Satire of Japan-US Relations
The best exploitation films try. Beyond slashing up coeds or destroying major metropolitan areas or engaging in some salacious torture porn, a good exploitation flick is earnestly trying to be more. The guys who made Addio Zio Tom (1971) were trying to confront America’s sustained systemic abuse of black…
SlashGear
Comcast’s 1TB internet caps will soon be reality for many customers
If you’re a Comcast customer, you might want to enjoy that unlimited home internet you’ve currently got, because starting in November, most of Comcast’s subscribers will be subject to one-terabyte caps. While there are quite a few regions dealing with such caps right now, Comcast is set to implement…
Science | Smithsonian
How Yellowstone Scientists Really Combat Invasive Species
Yellowstone cutthroat trout are on the brink of extinction as invasive lake trout continue to eat them
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How to put your anger to work in the world. | Simon Willis | TEDxBrum
Simon Willis, European Managing Director of Change.org, challenges the belief that anger is inappropriate, misplaced and counterproductive. We can’t help but feel anger when we see injustice and unfairness, the question is what do we do with it. Find out how to nurture your spark in order to make change…
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Why Canada Should Exploit Geothermal | Kassy Harbottle | TEDxCalgary
As one of our “Participant Talk 180s”, Kassy was given three minutes (180 seconds) to turn around some of our perspectives on an idea that matters to her. Her focus was the powerful (but currently under-developed) potential for using Canada’s abundant geothermal resources. Participant Talk 180 Kassy…
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How Video Game Engines are Changing Medical Science | Dr. Christian Jacob | TEDxCalgary
It may sound contradictory, but every time that gamers demand more from the technology powering video games, science benefits. Dr. Christian Jacob takes us on a fascinating journey of exploring the human body, using gaming technology that allows scientists and physicians to study the body in ways that…
Cool Material
The Weekend Agenda
Every Friday we’ll get you hooked up with some solid weekend plans. These are the things we think you should watch, read or do over the next few days.
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Antarctic yeast’s strategies: Consuming energy to prevent from intracellular freezing
Fungi that inhabit Antarctica can grow even at subzero temperatures. These fungi act as decomposers and play a significant role in the nutrients cycle in polar-region ecosystems. Yet, the metabolic response of such fungi to the cold stress of subzero temperature conditions is not entirely clear.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers discover new regulatory mechanism of important protein
Protein kinase A (PKA) is an important signaling enzyme that is found throughout the body and is involved in many cellular processes. It was thought to have been comprehensively studied, but scientists at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC) have now discovered…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Taking stock of charcoal in the world’s soil
Forest fires hit the headlines all too regularly – in fact, fire affects about 4.64 million km2 of biomass per year, an area almost three times the size of Alaska. But after the fire something remains – stable carbon.
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You Can Already Save 20% On The Brand New Fitbits
The new (and fantastic) Fitbits have only been out for a few weeks, but you can already save 20% on both the Charge 2 and Flex 2 from L.L. Bean today. Just use promo code SAVE20 at checkout.Read more…
Mashable
Bright pink note warning ‘snitches’ tips off cops to drug dealer
A note warning people about snitches led police to discover that the owner of the residence was dealing drugs.  Deputies for the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department responded to a joyriding complaint at a residence in Oak Hill, West Virginia at approximately 10:15 a.m. on Thursday. When the deputies…
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“Clinton Leads By Double-Digits In New National Poll” BUT IS TIED WITH TRUMP IN ACTUAL RACE…
So here’s the breathless headline from a post at Talking Points Memo (TPM), the progressive news-and-commentary site that supports Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election: “Clinton Leads By Double-Digits in New National Poll.” Sounds impressive, doesn’t it? Just like good old Charlie Brown, Hillary Clinton…
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Downloads: Mozilla releases experimental new Firefox features
Firefox Test PilotThe Firefox Test Pilot program lets you experiment with new features that Mozilla is considering adding to the browser. The program has been running since May, and Mozilla has just added three new tools for you to experiment with: Min Vid, Page Shot and Tracking Protection. Test Pilot…
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Review: Seagate IronWolf 10TB Hard Drive
Features and performanceIs it possible to have too much storage space? Not so long ago, we were carrying everything that mattered to us on 1.44MB floppy disks, and yet here we are reviewing Seagate’s latest internal hard drive that offers a tremendous 10TB of storage space. While hard drive capacities…
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LG could be making a tablet with a foldable and transparent display
The aesthetics of smartphones and tablets hasn’t really changed all that much in recent years, but if a recent patent filed by LG is anything to go by we could soon see tablet-sized devices with foldable and transparent displays. It’s been known for a while now that companies like LG and Samsung are…
Cool Hunting
Link About It: A Model for Computers with Human-Like Memories
Thus far, we’ve been able to replicate both a cat and monkey-sized artificial brain. The human brain, however, has proven more elusive—though some scientists say it can be done by 2019. This blockade is energy. According to the Atlantic, artificial…… Continue…
Gizmodo
This Absurd $400 Hair Dryer Is Actually Worth It
No one should need or want a $400 hair dryer. The number one hair dryer on Amazon costs $36, the one under my sink cost $70 in 2003, and the one my hair dresser uses daily on clients costs between $100 and $150. A $400 hair dryer is more than twice the price of anything else, but that doesn’t matter,…
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Truck, Nuts: Ford previews four crazy SEMA F-150 concepts – Roadshow
I’ll take the 750-horsepower low rider, please and thank you.
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Google will show off Pixel, Daydream at NY pop-up store – CNET
The pop-up store will focus on “Made by Google,” or the products unveiled at its event earlier this week.
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FBI looking into unlocking Minnesota mall stabber’s iPhone – CNET
The locked iPhone case echoes the FBI’s legal battle with Apple over the San Bernardino shooter’s device.
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Hydrogen-powered ferry idea floated for San Fransisco
Along with cars and planes, hydrogen power has the potential to make boat travel cleaner and quieter than possible with internal combustion power. The team at Sandia National Laboratories believes San Fransisco could be the perfect place to set hydrogen boat travel afloat, arguing a fuel cell…
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Here’s why Jaguar, BMW, and Faraday Future all joined Formula E, the all-electric racing series
We’re now two full seasons into the wild experiment of Formula E, a racing series that pits 20 F1-style electric racecars against each other on the streets of the biggest cities in the world. The racing has so far been excellent — the races are short, close, and competitive, and in both seasons the drivers’…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
LEXUS says ‘no to impossible’ at brera design days in milan
while traveling through europe, the LEXUS LC hybrid arrived in milan just in time for the occasion of brera design days, where immediately it became the protagonist of the ‘say no to impossible’ workshop. The post LEXUS says ‘no to impossible’ at brera design days in milan appeared first on designboom…
Gizmodo
1 Dead, More Than 600,000 Without Power as Hurricane Matthew Pummels Florida Coast
Hurricane Matthew hit Florida this morning, with powerful winds reaching up to 107 miles per hour on the tip of Cape Canaveral, making Matthew the strongest storm to hit the US since 2005. The hurricane claimed its first US victim in Florida last night.Read more…
Cool Material
7 Desk Toys to Make Work a Little More Fun
We aren’t the kind of people to say that being an adult is a bummer. If you’re doing it right, growing up actually kind of kicks ass. You get to eat whatever you want, have guests over late, travel, watch all the Netflix you can handle… Ninety-nine percent of the time, the adult life is […]
Popular Science
China’s Private Space Industry Prepares To Compete With Spacex And Blue Origin
From Our Blogs: Eastern Arsenal Satellites and space tourists Chinese private and state companies are going hard for commercial space, from space tourists to satellites launched by spaceplanes.
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KMASHI’s Ultra-Cheap Battery Pack Deals Are Back
These KMASHI battery packs don’t include fancy features like Quick Charge technology or built-in cables, but with these deals, they’re selling at some of the best price-per-mAh ratios we’ve ever seen. Just use code K65O9FTS on the 10,000mAh model, or Z9EPYL9M on the 15,000mAh. Read more…
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Trump Won’t Save the Supreme Court From Liberals, He’ll Torch It
As election day approaches, many conservatives and even libertarians I’m running into are trying to overcome their aversion to Donald Trump and vote for him anyway because they can’t bear the thought of handing over the Supreme Court to liberals for the next generation. With Hillary, they think, there…
RT – Daily news
German jets used in anti-ISIS mission grounded over ‘loose screws’
The German army has reportedly banned its most advanced Tornado jets from flying due to yet another technical mishap. The reconnaissance planes have been carrying out missions against Islamic State in Syria since the beginning of the year. Read Full Article at RT.com
National Geographic News
Climate Change Is Causing Earlier Springs in National Parks
TechSpot
Deal alert: Save 20 percent on PC gaming gear via Amazon (today only)
TwitchCon 2016 may be in the record books but there’s still time to save 20 percent off select gaming gear via Amazon.
Digital Trends
Panasonic’s wireless, battery-less universal switch is activated by motion
In the future, you can stop getting up to turn on the lights. And at CEATEC, the future is now. Panasonic has just unveiled a wireless and battery-less switch that allows you to control the lighting in a room from practically anywhere. In essence, the new switch houses a power generator that is capable…
BBC News – World
Brexit: British expats sue EU’s Juncker over talks
British expats sue EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker over his order to prevent informal Brexit discussions.
BBC News – World
Syria conflict: US calls for Russia and Syria war crimes probe
An investigation into possible war crimes by Russia and the Syrian government for actions in Syria should be carried out, US Secretary of State John Kerry says.
DudeIWantThat.com
Extreme Distance Pepper Spray Gun
Want to be able to protect yourself at 150 feet without a lethal firearm? With The Pepper Spray Gun by Salt Supply Co, you can do just that. Shaped like a traditional handgun, this pepper spray gun shoots ammo filled with a powdered pepper spray and tear gas combination that creates a 4- to 5-foot chemical…
Gizmodo
Electronic Sticky Notes Will Eliminate All Those Post-its Stuck to Your Computer Screen
Personal computers were supposed to all but eliminate the need for paper, but one look at your sticky note-covered screen tells a different story. Researcher Tobias Große-Puppendahl may have created the perfect compromise, however: an electronic sticky note that can replace all of your little yellow…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Fun new rolling furniture in France creates gathering spaces along the River Svre
The team proposed a variety of structures-rolling furniture, collective platforms, benches, vehicles and rafts- to connect the waterside and the hillsides and allow people to enjoy the surrounding landscape. As an contemporary interpretation of the old washerwomen’s wheelbarrows, the project creates…
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NASA’s Kennedy Space Center suffers limited damage after brush with Hurricane Matthew
NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida seems to have been spared the worst of Hurricane Matthew, after models predicted the area would receive a direct hit from the storm. Instead, the center of the hurricane passed about 26 miles away from KSC’s home at Cape Canaveral, and the storm surge looks like…
Deals
Say Welcome Back to Nordstrom Rack’s Clear the Rack Sale
If you hurry up and head over to the “Clear the Rack” sale at Nordstrom Rack, you may just find a huge steal. While the homepage banner says “up to 75% off,” you can easily find pieces with a 90% discount. During the last “Clear the Rack” sale, I found a $500 Helmut Lang dress for $27. Just throwing…
Dezeen
FXFOWLE reveals Statue of Liberty Museum for New York’s iconic landmark
Architecture firm FXFOWLE has unveiled plans for a new museum beside the Statue of Liberty, featuring a green roof and viewing platform overlooking New York harbour (+ slideshow). (more…)
TechCrunch
Side matches students with companies for short-term jobs
 Meet Side, a French startup that until recently was called WeSlash. Side is a marketplace for short-term jobs. Companies may need a few extra hands for a few days or weeks, and students may want to work on the side to make a bit of money or gain experience — Side fills this need and raised $1.5 million…
TechCrunch
New York’s transit plans include facial recognition tech in bridges and tunnels
 New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo held a press conference earlier this week aimed at building a bridge (and tunnel) to the mid-21st century. The governor’s ambitious and controversial plan highlighted a series of initiatives designed to reduce highway congestion and cut down on emissions. The initiatives…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
UTA biologist to expand study of invasive zebra mussels in Texas lakes
A professor emeritus in biology from The University of Texas at Arlington who is an esteemed expert in freshwater and marine invertebrates is expanding his research into the spread of invasive zebra mussels into Texas lakes.
GearCulture
Glider Yacht Super Sports SS18
Join the elite club of fast-paced and luxurious thrill seekers with the Glider Yacht Super Sports SS18. Using the latest advanced marine composites and finest materials, the Super Sports SS18 is engineered in the same custom-made way as the latest private jets or F1 cars. Fast, fun, and spacious enough…
Gizmodo
New Lawsuit Alleges Marissa Mayer Tried to Purge Yahoo of Men
A new lawsuit from a former Yahoo employee claims that Zamboni-loving CEO Marissa Mayer tried to purge the company of men. The lawsuit, filed by Scott Ard in San Jose federal court, accuses Mayer of fostering “the use of (an employee performance-rating system) to accommodate management’s subjective biases…
Design Milk
Mosaic Tile Inspired by Gestalt Psychology
Just launched at this year’s Cersaie, NUC is a new mosaic glass tile created by MUT Design that plays with your perception. Designed for Harmony by Peronda, the tile design was inspired by the principles of Gestalt psychology, much like the infamous Rubin vase/face, in that it’s just a simple…
Popular Science
Maybe Alien Life Runs On Cosmic Rays Instead Of Sunlight
Space Deadly radiation could be breakfast for microbes on rogue planets, comets, and more For rogue planets that don’t have a star to orbit, wandering alone through dark interstellar space, cosmic rays may provide a similar function to sunlight here on…
Computerworld
White House slates $80M for city tech innovations
The White House last week announced $80 million in new federal funds for its ongoing Smart Cities Initiative while doubling the number of participating U.S. cities to more than 70.The funding is meant to spur development of technologies and programs in four primary areas: to reduce energy usage; improve…
RT – Daily news
100s of neo-nazis flock to rally disguised as military fundraiser in tiny English village
A neo-Nazi festival in quiet Cambridgeshire that attracted almost 400 far-right supporters from around Europe screaming “sieg heil” went unopposed by police in the belief that it was a charity event. Read Full Article at RT.com
BBC News – World
Lessons from space
Space has no sound and you don’t need to be good at maths: astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield’s five lessons from life beyond Earth.
FiveThirtyEight
The Job Market Will Be Solid On Election Day
The job market held steady in September, which probably means that voters will head to the polls next month amid an economy that is in solid but not spectacular shape.U.S. employers added 156,000 jobs in September, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday. That’s a touch weaker than in August, when…
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People are buying fewer clothes, for very good reasons
There is a growing trend toward ‘New Consumerism’, which means that people are buying more conscientiously than ever before.
Newswise: SciNews
Critical Materials Institute Announces Domestic Rare-Earth Magnet Partnership with INFINIUM
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Critical Materials Institute announced today a new partnership with INFINIUM, a metals production technology company, to demonstrate the production of rare-earth magnets sourced and manufactured entirely in the U.S.
Newswise: SciNews
Cheap Shale Gas–Not EPA Air-Quality Rules–Has Pushed Decline in Coal-Generated Electricity, New Study Confirms
Cheap shale gas has been the main driver behind the decline in U.S. coal production and power generation since 2008. Due to a number of factors, the trend is likely to continue for at least decades.
Computerworld
Verizon on firm footing to push for discount in Yahoo deal, analysts say
Verizon should push for a big discount off its pending $4.8 billion deal to buy Yahoo, given Yahoo’s recent data breach and reported questionable security practices, several analysts said Friday. “Verizon should certainly pay less for Yahoo at this point,” said Patrick Moorhead, an analyst at Moor…
Mashable
Microsoft is about to announce something big
Microsoft is about to make our fall a little more interesting. The company on Friday sent out invites to press for a New York City product showcase on Oct. 26 at 10:00 a.m. ET, one that should illustrate the next wave of Windows innovation. SEE ALSO: Windows 10 Anniversary Update is a no brainer install…
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The best ergonomic keyboard
By Melanie Pinola This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy. Read the full article here. Of the dozen ergonomic keyboards we’ve tested since 2014, the Microsoft Sculpt Ergo is the most comfortable model for most people. It’s the only one to meet…
Uncrate
Nesmuk Janus Folding Knife
Crafted without any visible rivets or screws, the Nesmuk Janus Folding Knife is one of the sleekest blades you can fit in your pocket. Its 3.3-inch blade is made from…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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Today’s Best Deals: Google Pixel, Dyson Fans, Leaf Blowers, and More
Dyson bladeless fans, a beautiful Bodum coffee maker, and GreenWorks leaf blowers lead off Friday’s best deals.Read more…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Verizon trials drones as flying cell towers to plug holes in internet coverage
Verizon has joined the likes of Facebook, Google and fellow telecommunications giant AT&T in exploring the potential of internet-connected unmanned aircraft. While its vision involves expanding 4G coverage across the US, it has an immediate focus on shoring up communications for first responders…
Gizmodo
Hurricane Matthew and Tropical Storm Nicole Just Teamed Up to Set a New Atlantic Record
At the same time that Hurricane Matthew ravages the southeastern US, a new tropical storm has appeared just south of Bermuda. Together, the two have set a new late-season record for storms in the Atlantic. Welcome to the frightening realities of a warmer world.Read more…
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Bentley Will Deliver Fuel to Your Doorstep
With the touch of a button, you could have fuel on demand. …Read More »
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Judge: Lawsuits Now Can Be Served Using Twitter
Reader schwit1 writes: A Kuwaiti religious leader who allegedly raised money for jihadist rebels in Syria appears poised to become the first foreigner served a U.S. lawsuit via Twitter. Hajjaj bin Fahd al-Ajmi has been a hard man to reach for a lawyer seeking compensation in a northern California federal…
CNET News.com
iFixit’s iPhone 7 audio adapter teardown reveals mystery circuity – CNET
There’s a strange chip lurking beneath the surface of Apple’s 3.5mm headphone adapter for the iPhone 7.
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Ultra-thin quantum LEDs could accelerate development of quantum networks
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Engineers transform brewery wastewater into energy storage
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New sensor material could enable more sensitive readings of biological signals
kottke.org
Obama’s letter to his successor about the economy
In the latest issue of The Economist, President Obama wrote a letter about the “four crucial areas of unfinished business in economic policy” that his successor will have to deal with. Wherever I go these days, at home or abroad, people ask me the same question: what is happening in the American political…
RT – Daily news
ISIS-linked terror cell foiled in southern Russia, 3 terror plots thwarted
A militant cell suspected of having links to Islamic State has been eliminated in southern Russia, the National Anti-Terrorist Committee (NAC) reports. The group was planning at least three terror attacks in the region, including one on a Muslim Holiday. Read Full Article at RT.com
PCWorld
These 5 SMART errors help you predict your hard drive’s death
Online backup service Backblaze frequently provides interesting storage analysis based on hard drive statistics gathered from its data center. We’ve seen Backblaze figure out the most reliable hard drives based on tests in 2014 and then again last May. Now the company’s talking about how it determines…
BBC News – World
Former Farc captive ‘happy’ at Santos’ Nobel prize
Ingrid Betancourt says the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to President Juan Manuel Santos is “an amazing moment.”
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Intergenerational Equity and Sustainable development | Helen Kritikopoulos | TEDxPlatonSchool
“Intergenerational Equity and Sustainable development” “Αειφόρος ανάπτυξη και ισορροπίες ανάμεσα στις γενεές” Platon IB World School (IB Diploma Student) This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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Economic and Environmental Sustainability | Evgenia Kriekouki | TEDxPlatonSchool
“Economic and Environmental Sustainability” “Περιβαλλοντική και οικονομική βιωσιμότητα” Platon IB World School (IB Diploma Student) This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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The Privilege of Self-Actualization | Dan Perea | TEDxSantaBarbara
Through story, spoken word, and musical performance, Dan Perea explores paths to becoming the fully realized version of yourself: your passions evident, your talents honed, and the ability to possess a fulfillment that exists within, regardless of what’s going on “”outside””.” Dan Perea is a singer/songwriter,…
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WHY WE NEED PAIN TO FEEL HAPPINESS | Brock Bastian | TEDxStKilda
Pain is bad, but is it all bad? Pain killing is a massive industry because we want our lives to be filled with pleasure and free of all pain, but is this approach to pain and happiness really working? In this talk Social Psychologist Brock Bastian asks us to reflect on the nature of pain, pleasure, and…
The Awesomer
Presidential Debate Bad Lip Reading
Link“Where are your feathers? Where are your feathers? Why can’t you fly?” Bad Lip Reading turned this year’s already ridiculous first Presidential Debate into a game show. The Time to Act game is actually a decent idea. More Awesome Stuff: DNC Bad Lip ReadingHigh School Musical Bad Lip ReadingHonest…
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Whether it’s Disney, Amazon, or Apple, someone’s definitely going to buy Netflix
 New rumors swirl in our Media 2.0 world about one massive potential tantalizing and game-changing deal – Disney buying behemoth SVOD service Netflix. That makes sense – and may happen – but Apple (or even Amazon) make even more sense. Each has the means (Disney’s market cap is about 3X Netflix’s, Apple’s…
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