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Gizmodo
Here’s Footage of NYC’s First New Subway Line in Nearly 100 Years
The above gif just looks like a subway, doing exactly the thing subways do. But this is no ordinary train—it’s the first glimpse at an infrastructure project first proposed almost a century ago. Read more…
The Manual
Here’s Why You Should Consider Using Shave Soap
Trust in the puck. The post Here’s Why You Should Consider Using Shave Soap appeared first on The Manual.
Lifehacker
Use a Raspberry Pi as a Hub for All Your Connected Devices
The Raspberry Pi makes a great brain for your smart home and to show off just how much you can do with it, DIYer Frederick Vandenbosch demonstrates a ton of different tools he built for himself. Vandenbosch’s setup is a winner of Element 14’s “IoT Smarter Spaces” contest and it’s pretty clear why. It’s…
EDC is Everyday Carry
Klecker Stowaway Tools
submitted by Mikey Bautista As EDCers, we carry a lot of stuff to be prepared. Out of your whole kit, your phone is probably the one thing you have with you at all times. And with new phones getting bigger, they start taking up all the space in your pocket. But that doesn’t have to mean you’re left…
Talks at Google
Sadhguru: “Developing an Inclusive Consciousness” | Talks At Google
Sadhguru who is a world renowned yogi, mystic and visionary humanitarian is addressing the points and concerns around inclusiveness raised by the panel of VPs and Googlers. Sadhguru speaks about how individuals can create a quality of inclusiveness within them. Elaborating on how that can impact our…
NatureNews – Most recent articles – nature.com science feeds
Investors flee as firm scraps RNA-interference drug candidate
Struggling RNAi field faces another blow as its first treatments near the clinic.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20769
Archinect – News
This week’s picks for London architecture and design events
This week is one of the first in the season to demand a coat. With nights starting to draw in, the temperature dropping, and with many galleries and events opening later in the evenings, now is the perfect time to replace parks with free exhibitions. This year’s Stirling Prize winning project is one…
Archinect – News
“Good Walls Make Good Neighbors, Mr. Trump” — the verdict is in
Architects around the globe got to show some Internet meme-worthy snark in Reality Cues’ latest installment, the “Good Walls Make Good Neighbors, Mr. Trump” ideas competition. Based on Donald Trump’s xenophobic plans to make the historically controversial U.S./Mexico border wall into a reality, the charrette…
SlashGear
Renault-Nissan teases big things for Mitsubishi in $2.2 billion deal
It’s been a little while since Mitsubishi has been in the news, but that’s all changing today, with Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn teasing plans for a massive team up between the three companies at the Paris Auto Show. Renault–Nissan is currently looking to pay $2.2 billion to take home a 34% stake…
Slashdot
Tesla’s Sales Increase – But Next Will We Need Smart Roads?
Elon Musk says Tesla’s autopilot has now driven over 222 million miles, and the company is now selling twice as many electric cars as it did in 2015. (Despite complaints from a coal-mining CEO that Tesla “is a fraud” because it receives tax-payer subsidies.) But Slashdot reader mirandakatz writes,…
Popular Science
Researchers Restored A Colony Of Microbes In The Gut
Health A small step towards effective prescription probiotics In a paper out last week in the journal Cell Host and Microbe, researchers at the University of Alberta showed that they were able to culture a strain of bacteria in the…
RT – Daily news
Oil prices surge as Putin says Russia ready to support OPEC production freeze or even cut
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Russia will join the deal to cut global crude output. Oil prices gained over three percent after the announcement on Monday with Brent crude reaching $53 per barrel and WTI trading above $51. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
Egypt denies talks on hosting Russian airbase
Egyptian officials have denied a report in the Russian media which claimed that Moscow and Cairo are negotiating a deal on a Russian airbase in western Egypt. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
‘World on dangerous threshold’: Gorbachev warns of nuclear threat amid intl tensions
Mikhail Gorbachev has called the current state of relations between Russia and US the “collapse of mutual trust” and urged the sides to resume dialogue and push towards demilitarization and complete nuclear disarmament. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
‘Only partially true’: AP says Trump wrong about Assad fighting ISIS, retracts in hours
While providing fact check comments on the latest presidential debate, the Associated Press claimed Donald Trump’s assertion that Syrian President Bashar Assad was fighting Islamic State was not true. Their comment was retracted just hours later, however. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
Launching social media in space: Russian cosmic robot Spotty to join ISS team
Russia’s space agency, Roscosmos, and the VK social network will send a cute robot named Spotty into space to join the ISS team in 2017. The robot will allow social media users to communicate with cosmonauts and send photos and videos from space. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
Heroes? Troops stole and sold £44k worth of high-tech SAS equipment ‘prized by terrorists’
Soldiers stole and sold advanced SAS equipment to a dealer who then moved items like body armor, stun grenades, and night-vision goggles on to the Far East. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
All sides of Parliament turn on PM to demand vote on Brexit
A spat has erupted in the corridors of Westminster between Theresa May’s government and MPs from all sides of the House on whether to debate the Brexit negotiations in Parliament. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
Space war, Vatican knowledge of extraterrestrials revealed in Podesta emails
Aliens want to help mankind but fear our violent tendencies, according to an email exchange revealed by Wikileaks. Mails sent by astronaut Edgar Mitchell to John Podesta cite an impending space war and the Vatican’s knowledge of alien life. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
Have scientists actually found way to turn off ageing?
Scientists have discovered a key cellular protein that controls the ageing process – a breakthrough that could lead to advances that slow down or even stop the ageing process. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
‘He wanted to shoot police’: Father of suspect about slaying of 2 Southern Cali officers
The father of the suspect who allegedly shot and killed two Palm Springs police officers, and wounded a third, said his son had been “acting crazy” and wanted to shoot police. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
Turkish Stream gas pipeline: Moscow & Ankara sign agreement in Istanbul
An intergovernmental agreement on the Turkish Stream pipeline has been signed in Istanbul in the presence of both Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who held talks earlier. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
‘Go f*** yourself,’ Clinton spokesman tells Trump over Iraq War soldier claim
Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy spokesman unleashed a social media outburst at Donald Trump on Sunday, after the Republican nominee said US solider Humayun Khan would still be alive because he wouldn’t have approved the war in Iraq. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
Borderline madness: Ireland tells UK to ‘feck off’ over Brexit border proposal
Plans to move the UK’s post-Brexit EU border controls to Ireland has sparked fury on the Emerald Isle. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
#MuslimsReportStuff: Trump trolled over Islamophobia comments
When asked about the issue of Islamophobia during Sunday’s presidential debate, Republican nominee Donald Trump said Muslims who enter to the US “must report when they see something going on.” Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
Putin: Russia, Turkey call for urgent end to bloodshed in Syria
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan have urged a swift end to the bloodshed in war-torn Syria, following talks between the two leaders in Istanbul on Monday. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
Norway mulls US troop deployment on its soil – Defense Ministry
Norway is looking at making a “long-standing US wish” come true by allowing American Marines to be placed on its soil, according to the Nordic nation’s Defense Ministry. The plans currently being discussed could reportedly see the deployment of 300 US Marines. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
‘Plan for the worst’: 91mn children aged 5-17 may be obese by 2025 – study
Considering current rates of childhood obesity, by 2025 some 91 million children globally, aged five to 17, will be obese, according to a recent study. A further 268 million will be overweight, it projected. Read Full Article at RT.com
Digital Trends
Redeisgned PlayStation 4 DualShock controller now sold as a stand-alone item
Sony has released its first batch of redesigned DualShock 4 controllers at retail, giving PlayStation 4 owners a chance to upgrade their input devices without buying a brand new PS4 Slim console. The upgraded DualShock 4 offers an additional light bar on the face of the controller, along with other…
Digital Trends
From pliers to a bottle opener, GRIPsher may be the ultimate multitool gadget
Chalk it up to a love of Batman or classic James Bond movies, but I have always been a sucker for beautifully designed multi tool gadgets that compress a whole range of different tools into one single device. GRIPsher is just such a creation. It offers — deep breath — pliers, wire cutters, adjustable…
BBC News – World
Rwanda genocide: Kagame warns of ‘showdown’ with France
Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame warns of a “showdown” with France after a French investigation into the events leading to Rwanda’s genocide was reopened.
inStash
VENTURA Wireless Headphones Now On Sale!
Wireless Bluetooth headphones are taking their rightful place in the world. Once relegated to the status of luxury accessory, they’re quickly becoming a must-have item as phones … Read More
Coolest Gadgets
This Expressbake Bread Maker is for any carb enthusiast
If you’re living in a household with more than one person that you eat meals with, you understand how important it is to do some meal planning. Not having some idea of what you want to eat and forgetting to preemptively buy groceries will make it all too easy to buy takeout. Since we’ve reached a point…
Singularity HUB
Massive Disruption Is Coming With Quantum Computing
Next year, we may see the launch of the first true quantum computers. The implications will be staggering. This post aims to answer three questions: What are quantum computers? What are their implications? Who’s working on them? There’s a lot to unpack here, so hang tight, and let’s jump in! What Is…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
A lush indoor jungle purifies air and encourages relaxation at Pudong Airport in Shanghai
The new lounge for the Pudong Airport in Shanghai is a jungle-like environment filled with a mix of trees, bushes and flowers. Italian firm Stefano Boeri Architects,  the designers behind “the world’s first vertical forest”, envisioned the space as an air-purifying device and a multi-functional area…
Curbed National
Dwell and Target collab on a collection of affordable modern furniture
It’s launching this December Dwell magazine, the long-time champion of modern design, is in the midst of transitioning from being primarily a publication to a lifestyle brand. A major step in this shift? A newly announced collection of furniture and home goods for Target, intended to bring the clean,…
Curbed National
Timber floating pavilion offers shelter during flooding
Students of the Estonian Academy of Arts collaborated with architecture firm b210 to build it Interior architecture students from the Estonian Academy of Arts came up with a brilliant way to ride out the floods that come to the Soomaa National Park wetlands, in Estonia, two weeks every spring. (It’s…
Next Big Future
Editing the Epigenome in Mammals
What is the epigenome ? The epigenome is a multitude of chemical compounds that can tell the genome what to do. The human genome is the complete assembly of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid)-about 3 billion base pairs – that makes each individual unique. DNA holds the instructions for building the proteins…
Gizmodo
Actually, Ken Bone Is Bad
Last night, America met the 2016 election season’s newest star. Portly, crimson-clad, bespectacled, mustachioed, and just a little bit giddy, Kenneth Bone was catnip for the bored, half-drunk, miserable masses watching the debate. The internet couldn’t shut up about him, and the press followed suit….
Gizmodo
Leak Disruption: Will Wikileaks New Kindle Strategy Make Its Content Even More Snackable?
There’s now even more Russian literature available for your Kindle device. Now you can download the hacked excerpts of Hillary Clinton’s paid Wall Street speeches straight to your e-reader.Read more…
werd.com
Sanford Shapes Cruiser Skateboards
Based in San Diego’s surf city of Encinitas and founded by a crew of local teenagers, Sanford Shapes builds handcrafted cruiser skateboards. What makes their boards unique is that instead of screened-on graphics or paints & stains, they use the natural coloring from a variety of woods and advanced…
Discover Magazine
To Move Past Hand-Waving Theories, Scientists Disarm Sue the T. rex
Sue, the iconic Tyrannosaurus rex fossil housed at Chicago’s Field Museum, measures 13 feet tall from the ground to the top of her hip — a grown man balancing on another man’s shoulders, arms fully outstretched, would barely reach the top. But in terms of reach, an average human arm just about matches…
Discover Magazine
FDA Approves First Artificial Pancreas Faster Than Anyone Expected
“My guess is that even Medtronic is surprised.” So said Jeffrey Brewer, the visionary tech entrepreneur who has been leading efforts to bring an artificial pancreas to market for a decade, in response to the unexpected news on Sept. 28 that the Food and Drug Administration approved one developed…
Man of Many
Listen Up – Sony Premium Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones
The MDR1000X/C may sound like the title of an early George Lucas film, but it’s actually the name of Sony’s latest premium headphone offering, which offer the latest in noise-cancelling, wireless listening technology. Available in a sleek beige grey or black, the MDR1000X/C headphones boast Hi-Resolution…
The Verge – All Posts
This case sticks an E Ink screen on the back of your iPhone 7
E Ink displays are great when it comes to low-refresh-rate tasks like ebooks or digital signs, but bad for things like cell phone screens, which tend to benefit from modern conveniences like “color” and “moving images.” have the best of both worlds with an e ink screen on a smartphone But that hasn’t…
The Verge – All Posts
Alleged Anonymous hacker stages hunger strike to protest prosecution
Two and a half years after a denial-of-service attack froze a Boston hospital’s network, the alleged attacker is staging a hunger strike to protest abuse in juvenile behavior modification facilities. Today, Martin Gottesfeld entered the seventh day of the strike, demanding renewed investigation of the…
The Verge – All Posts
Tesla Model X’s Falcon Wing doors now open and close faster thanks to software update
Tesla’s latest over-the-air Autopilot software update made a number of significant improvements to the vehicle’s semi-autonomous system, including an increasing reliance on radar sensors and a “geocoded whitelist” of objects like road signs and bridges that the radar might otherwise identify as obstacles….
The Verge – All Posts
Adonit basically made a stylus for Snapchat
Adonit will introduce a new stylus designed for smartphones tomorrow called the Snap, a name that I suspect it’s getting for a few different reasons. Those being: it’s magnetic and snaps to the back of a metal phone; it has a button that triggers a phone’s camera to snap a photo; and — most importantly…
Cool Hunting
Buy: Eleplanter
While the charm of designer Scott Henderson’s self-watering Eleplanter is undeniable, there’s more at play than a cute animal reference. The trunk of the elephant actually functions as a watering reservoir, holding two weeks of liquid. The plant and…… Continue…
Architizer
Cultural Curve: Amanda Levete’s Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology Emerges from the Earth in Lisbon
British architecture studio Amanda Levete Architects has completed the new Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) in Lisbon, a creative institution which is a part of the city’s EDP Foundation. Overlooking the River Tejo, the sloping structure appears to extrude naturally from the…
Architizer
Fun, Fame, Fury and a Cup of Coffee: 10 Top Blogs for Architects
The internet is rich in sources of both inspiration and procrastination for architects — magazines have harnessed the online platform superbly to give our industry greater exposure than ever, and many have mastered the art of going viral on social media, expanding their audience exponentially….
Latest Items from TreeHugger
Storm chaser’s film reveals the majestic fury of the southeastern sky
Watch 36 days of downbursts, building clouds, lightning and dust storms in this stunning 7-minute time-lapse.
Deals
Lodge’s Essential 12″ Cast Iron Skillet Is On Sale For $17
The humble and inexpensive cast iron skillet is one of most important pieces of cooking gear you can own, and Lodge’s highly-rated 12″ model is down to $17 at Target. If you don’t own one, you shouldn’t hesitate. If you have a Target REDcard, you can also save an extra 5%, and get free shipping.Read…
Bustler News, Competitions and Events
Event: We Live in the Office
Event Date: Sep 22, 2016 – Feb 5, 2017; Event City: London, GB This autumn something out of the ordinary is happening at RIBA. Come and explore the repurposed Architecture Gallery as the multi-disciplinary artist Giles Round focuses our attention on one of the most familiar and unavoidable architectural…
Bustler News, Competitions and Events
Event: 2016 Art + Design Benefit Auction
Event Date: Nov 1, 2016; Event City: New York, NY, US Contribute to making NYC a better place to live, work, and play. The Design Trust for Public Space’s 2016 Art + Design Benefit Auction is a special evening that brings together over 500 New Yorkers; leaders in the private and public sectors of architecture,…
Bustler News, Competitions and Events
News: Bustler’s editor picks for architecture & design events: London, 11-18 October
This week is one of the first in the season to demand a coat. With nights starting to draw in, the temperature dropping, and with many galleries and events opening later in the evenings, now is the perfect time to replace parks with free exhibitions. This year’s Stirling Prize winning project is one…
Bustler News, Competitions and Events
News: Bustler’s editor picks for architecture & design events: Los Angeles, October 10-17
Although the warmer temperatures are expected to linger in Los Angeles for awhile, fall is officially here. That means a new season of architecture and design events! Wondering where other design-inclined folks are gathering in the Greater L.A. area? Bustler has compiled a snappy list of noteworthy happenings…
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We’re Not Ready For Superintelligence
Artificial Intelligence. Image: Geralt/PixabayThe problem with the world today isn’t that too many people are afraid—it’s that too many people are afraid of the wrong things. Consider this: what scares you more, that your life could end because of a terrorist attack or because you get crushed to death…
Techbargains.com
eBay Columbus Day Sale – Extra 20% off $25 on Home, Apparel, or Travel
eBay Columbus Day Sale – Extra 20% off $25 on Home, Apparel, or Travel
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Toshiba Canvio Connect II 3TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive $96.33
Toshiba Canvio Connect II 3TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive $96.33
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Nest Protect Smoke + CO Alarm Detector $74.81
Nest Protect Smoke + CO Alarm Detector $74.81
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AmazonBasics 10-Piece Nonstick Cookware Set $22.16
AmazonBasics 10-Piece Nonstick Cookware Set $22.16
io9
The Most Glorious Toys We Saw at New York Comic Con This Year
Seriously, you might want to hide your wallet before watching this video. It may tempt you into financial ruin—but at least you’d have some fancy toys, right?Read more…
io9
Hey Future New Yorkers, Have Fun Paddling to Work
If you’re planning to live in the Big Apple for the foreseeable future, it’s time to invest in flood insurance and a gondola. A new study finds that nine-foot floods, like those produced by Hurricane Sandy, will be three to 17 times more frequent by the end of the century, thanks to sea level rise and…
Lifehacker
What “Carried Interest” Is and Why It’s Important
During last night’s debate, you heard both candidates mention “carried interest.” If you’re not a professional investor, chances are, you may not be familiar with this term. Here’s a brief explainer.Read more…
Mises Institute
Why Hillary Clinton Is Not Like Edward Snowden
Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssBig GovernmentLegal SystemWhy Hillary Clinton Is Not Like Edward Snowden 0 Views Last night’s presidential debate was the latest episode in what appears to be a prolonged infomercial for Hans-Hermann Hoppe’s Democracy: The God that Failed. One of the…
CNET News.com
Donald Trump says it’s locker room talk. Pro athletes say it isn’t – CNET
Technically Incorrect: After the Republican nominee tries to explain away his crude comments about women as “locker room talk,” the pros take to Twitter to challenge him.
CNET News.com
EU reportedly won’t investigate Google tax issues – CNET
But Europe’s competition chief is still knee-deep in antitrust cases regarding Google search and Android.
Tools and Toys
Salux Nylon Washcloths
I’ve been a loofah user for years. They’re a great way to generate lather from any body wash, so I don’t have to use so much of the stuff when I shower. My only complaints are 1) they don’t exfoliate some areas quite as much as I’d like (elbows, knees, etc), and 2) it’s not always easy to get your entire…
Digital Trends
Toyota brings the backseat driver to the dashboard with driver-assistance tech
Along the path to fully autonomous cars, Toyota is going to give you the “teammate car,” according to Yahoo Finance. Toyota North American CEO Jim Lentz says, “Our ultimate goal is to build a car that cannot create an accident.” When cars are fully autonomous, the 90-plus percent of accidents currently…
Reason.com Full Feed
How Much Better Off Is the World Since You Were Born?
The folks over at the invaluable Human Progress program at the Cato Insitute have created a nifty new web feature that enables you to figure out how trends in life expectancy, education, food supplies, income, infant mortality, and even democracy have evolved in your country since you were born (assuming…
Mashable
Top Trump surrogate doesn’t consider grabbing a woman’s vagina sexual assault
After the phrase “grab them by the pussy” went viral on Friday, most commentators immediately agreed that the phrase implied sexual assault. But not all. On Monday, Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, a top Trump surrogate, explained to The Weekly Standard that “grabbing” a woman’s vagina was not in fact,…
Deals
Wrangle Your Pot and Pan Lids With Today’s Gold Box Deal
I’ve got to say, a pot and pan lid holder might just be the most boring Gold Box deal of all time, but this 2-pack from YouCopia is $10 less than usual, the two included holders are completely adjustable, and they solve a real problem that we all have, so maybe this deal is actually worth getting excited…
The Next Web
Browser extension makes the web great again by turning Trump mentions into poop emoji
The election is near, and for many of us it just can’t come soon enough. With nearly a third of voters casting a ballot for ‘the lesser of two evils,’ the 2016 election is certainly one to forget. Unfortunately, there’s really no hole deep enough to hide from election news, and until it’s over — we’re…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers predict growing number of Hurricane Sandy-like storm surges
In the wake of historic destruction wrought by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, residents of New York and other coastal cities were left wondering whether Sandy-scale storm floods are the new normal.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Targeting the social networks of group violence
A strong network of friends may be just as big a factor in acts of group violence as having a charismatic leader or a savvy battle plan, according to a new study.
Curbed National
Bjarke Ingels on 2 World Trade and what makes for successful design
The Danish architect took his charm offensive to the stage at this year’s New Yorker Festival Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, founder of architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), took the stage yesterday morning at the New Yorker Festival, that annual celebration of folks in the arts, letters, and…
Techbargains.com
Kreg SK03 Pocket-Hole Screw Kit in 5 Sizes $19.59
Kreg SK03 Pocket-Hole Screw Kit in 5 Sizes $19.59
TechSpot
HP’s 3-in-1 Windows 10 Mobile smartphone, the Elite x3, is now available
Microsoft and HP at Mobile World Congress this past February announced the HP Elite x3, a large-screen smartphone that many label as the first truly compelling Windows 10 Mobile device. After months of waiting, the handset is now available for purchase both online and at Microsoft’s more than 100 retail…
The Verge – All Posts
Digital mapping firm Here wants to transform Iowa highway into a self-driving utopia
Here, the mapping business, announced today that it was teaming up with Iowa’s Department of Transportation to transform a nearly 30-mile stretch of Interstate-380 into a special corridor for self-driving cars and trucks. Here says it will use its open location platform, which includes real-time and…
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Blind Competition vs Innovative Collaboration. | Arvind Nadig | TEDxICTMumbai
In the rat race to have an edge over others, companies are coming up with technologies which are failing to add value to our lives. Arvind Nadig talks about why they should ditch the blind rat race and come together to collaborate and innovate for meaningful value additions. Arvind Nadig is an innovator…
Techbargains.com
Blackzebra HP-S2 Wireless Bluetooth 4.1 Sport Headphones w/ Microphone $8.50
Blackzebra HP-S2 Wireless Bluetooth 4.1 Sport Headphones w/ Microphone $8.50
Mashable
Florida man hangs out with baby sharks and captures awesome footage
A man captured spectacular footage of some baby lemon sharks in this nursery off the coast of Florida after standing in the water with them. Read more…More about Mashable Video, Baby Animals, Animals, Sharks, and Shark
TechCrunch
Facebook tests ads in Groups, its next potential cash cow
 Facebook’s latest trick to earn more revenue without drowning the News Feed is to serve ads to the 1 billion users of its Groups feature. After people reported seeing notices that “We’re testing ads in Groups,” TechCrunch inquired and Facebook confirmed that mobile and desktop versions of Groups in…
TechCrunch
Duke neurosurgeons test Hololens as an AR assist on tricky procedures
 One of the several things that makes brain surgery so difficult is that the brain isn’t transparent. So if you want to get at something deep inside, you either have to peel off a few layers or make an educated guess based on other imagery. But augmented reality may offer a third way. Read More …
Lifehacker
Build Your Endurance Anywhere With These Cycling, Running, and Stair Climbing Workouts
You don’t need a gym or even a running track to build your cardio fitness. Just a few flights of stairs can do the trick, if you have a good plan to work from. These routines from Fallout Fitness fit the bill. For example, in your first week of stair climbing, you’ll sprint up the steps for 60 seconds,…
Gizmodo
Finally Try Out a Clicky Mechanical Keyboard For Just $30
You’ve probably heard a lot of fuss about mechanical keyboards lately, and if not, you’ve at least heard the clicking. If you’re curious to try one yourself without dropping a bunch of money, here’s an entry level model for $30, one of the best prices we’ve ever seen on any mechanical keyboard.Read more…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Crisis looms as Kenya forces refugees to return to war-torn Somalia
With the closure of the world’s largest migrant camp in Kenya, thousands of Somali refugees could be forced to return to their war-ravaged homeland. The move has been branded a violation of international law.
BBC News – World
Refugee children in Greece face protest on first day of school
Local parents lock the gate of one local primary school as refugee children arrive for their first day’s education under a new programme.
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GM: you won’t buy self-driving cars at dealerships for a while
Do you dream of having a self-driving car in your driveway, ready to whisk you away at a moment’s notice? You might have to keep dreaming for a while. GM president Dan Ammann tells Business Insider that he doesn’t expect autonomous vehicles at dealerships until sometime “much farther in the future.”…
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
People get “violently ill” from Soylent bars; company stumped
Enlarge (credit: Soylent) Soylent’s new snack bar, packing 12.5 percent of your daily nutrients, supposedly “makes the afternoon slump a thing of the past.” But that may only be true if that “slump” doesn’t involve you over a toilet. According to a discussion on Soylent’s website and several Reddit…
CNET News.com
NFL teams face steep fines for social media posts – CNET
The league is cracking down with new policy that cordons off game footage to teams’ official websites.
Digital Trends
VW and Audi’s three fuel leak recalls encompass more than 281,000 cars
As it continues to work toward a resolution of the year-old “Dieselgate” scandal, Volkswagen is recalling 281,505 cars of the potential for fuel leaks. The undertaking is actually composed of three separate recalls covering multiple models from both the Volkswagen and Audi brands. On Friday, Audi announced…
The Verge – All Posts
iMessage users can now use Shazam without leaving their conversation
Users of the popular music-identification app Shazam can now look up songs within iMessage without leaving their conversation. Today, the London-based company announced the launch of Shazam for iMessage, where you can send song names and previews to those you’re messaging. This is one of several initiatives…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Scientists reveal how a little-known amoeba engulfed a bacterium to become photosynthetic
About 100 million years ago, a lowly amoeba pulled off a stunning heist, grabbing genes from an unsuspecting bacterium to replace those it had lost.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Mice sing like a jet-engine
Mice court with love songs that are so high frequency they are inaudible to the human ear. New research published in Current Biology shows mice make their unique high frequency sounds in a surprising way that has only been observed by supersonic jet engines.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Historic Solar Impulse team planning drone
Circling the globe in an aircraft that used no fuel would be enough for some to rest on their laurels, but the pilots of Solar Impulse 2 on Monday spoke of their new project.
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This “Safe Cabinet” was designed with the lock mechanism on the exterior
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Lifehacker
How to Check If You’re Registered to Vote
This week marks the deadline for voter registration in a number of states, so it’s a good time to double-check that you’re registered if you’re not certain. It just takes a few seconds to check.While there are tons of web sites that’ll check if you’re registered, many of them also snatch up your email…
Deals
Get All Your Fall Camping Apparel For Up to 30% Off at Moosejaw 
With the weather as nice as it is right now (in New York, at least) there’s basically no excuse not to be outside. If maybe that excuse revolves around not having the right equipment to be camping/hiking/outdoorsy, Moosejaw is giving you up to 30% off everything that has to do with Fall, no code necessary.Read…
The Verge – All Posts
Photos leak of new HTC-branded ‘Halfbeak’ Android Wear watch prototype
Android Wear is in a bit of a weird place right now. Google recently delayed the 2.0 update of the software until sometime next year, and major hardware partners like LG, Lenovo, and Huawei are all planning on sitting out on any new hardware releases this fall. But years after images of an HTC-built…
VentureBeat
How the creators of the Invasion and Asteroids are pioneering 360-degree VR films
Baobab Studios is a new kind of film studio, making 360-degree interactive cinematic movies in virtual reality. It came up with the hit animated VR short film, Invasion!, a funny title dreamed up by Baobab’s creative team, which includes Madagascar director Eric Darnell, a cofounder of Baobab. And last…
VentureBeat
Stanford and Microsoft: Games like Pokémon Go help you live longer
Your obsession with catching ’em all could keep you alive longer. Highly engaged Pokémon Go players are getting an average of 26 percent more physical activity than they were before playing the mobile game, according to a study from Stanford University and Microsoft Research available on the Cornell…
VentureBeat
How messaging apps cure brand app fatigue
GUEST: 56. I have 56 apps installed on my phone. I have just counted them. Even I, someone who is convinced that apps are dying and has intimate knowledge of the concept of app fatigue, am surprised at how high that number is. In 2015, a data research company called Millard Brown Digital surveyed US…
VentureBeat
Sony: PlayStation VR’s tracking problems come from sun and shiny surfaces
I’ve encountered a number of frustrating situations in which the PlayStation VR loses its tracking. That either breaks the illusion of virtual reality or, at worst, it makes me feel nauseous. Now, Sony has come out to address growing consumer concerns about its headset technology. Sony Interactive Entertainment…
TechCrunch
Samsung’s combo desktop/speaker is a weird sort of art
 If I’m Samsung, I’m looking for the next big product to capture the public’s attention while my public relations wing is attempting to put out a whole lot of proverbial fires (to go along with the literal variety). This isn’t that. In fact, Samsung just kind of let this one loose into the world without…
Digital Trends
Researchers recycle used coffee grounds into effective, long-lasting water filter
Anyone who drinks coffee knows the pain of dealing with coffee grounds. They taste terrible when they get in your coffee and make a huge mess when they spill. You just can’t ignore them as they need to be cleaned up before you another pot of coffee. To handle this messy job, some people throw their grounds…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Upper-limb amputee builds computer controller for feet
Once an avid video gamer, Gyorgy Levay stopped playing when he lost his hands to a meningitis infection six years ago.
Reason.com Full Feed
Trump Weekend Fallout, Columbus Day Anger, Encryption Charges in England: P.M. Links
Donald Trump’s weekend fallout continues. House Speaker Paul Ryan says he will not be campaigning for Trump or defending him, focusing instead on promoting House candidates and the GOP agenda. A poll taken after the release of the infamous Trump tape on Friday but before the debate shows Clinton’s…
The Manual
BioLite BaseCamp is King of the Grills
Check out BioLite’s BaseCamp grill in action in this exclusive video from The Manual. The post BioLite BaseCamp is King of the Grills appeared first on The Manual.
Gizmodo
Apple Won’t Give Us a New Mac Pro So Samsung Is Selling a Look-a-Like
More than three years ago, Apple started selling a computer that looks like a trash can. Now Samsung has a very similar looking computer that is much cheaper.Read more…
Fast Company
3 Self-Limiting Beliefs I Had To Shake Before Becoming My Own Boss
You may not realize you’re still clinging to the corporate world’s measures of success, but they can undermine your solo efforts. You may not realize you’re still clinging to the corporate world’s measures of success, but they can undermine your solo efforts.When I decided to start…
Fast Company
How To Translate What You Want Into What A Hiring Manager Needs
You already know you need to line up some questions to ask your interviewer, but are you asking the right ones? You already know you need to line up some questions to ask your interviewer, but are you asking the right ones?You’re searching for a job, a new position, or a new client….
Lifehacker
Ditch Your Frustrating Duvet Cover and Try Triple Sheeting Instead
Duvet covers are notoriously difficult to put on over a duvet or comforter, but not using one gets things dirty a lot faster. This hotel trick foregoes a duvet cover in favor of an extra, easier-to-maintain top sheet.As Alex Kalita explains at Food52, you’ll need two top sheets and a duvet, comforter,…
ThinkGeek – What’s New
T-Shirts & Apparel : Star Trek IDIC Necklace
Delight in our Differences, Recognize our Similarities. Show off your celebration of diversity or adherence to Vulcan philosophy with this sterling silver pendant depicting the idea of Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations. Pendant also celebrates the 50th anniversary of Star Trek: The Original…
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Geek Toys : Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle
Put away the board – mischief managed. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle cleverly mimics the evolution of the characters and their abilities throughout the series. This cooperative deck-building game asks you to take on the role of Harry, Ron, Hermione, or Neville. $49.99
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
Transistor with a 1nm gate size is the world’s smallest
Enlarge (credit: Sujay Desai/Berkeley Lab) Conventional silicon-based electronics are rapidly approaching a fundamental barrier. Below about five nanometers, quantum effects make their behavior unpredictable. That’s led to research into alternative materials such as carbon nanotubes. Now, a large…
SlashGear
Five Galaxy Note 7 alternatives
It would seem that the Galaxy Note 7 just can’t put its problems behind it. With Samsung rumored to be halting production on the handset after reports of a fresh round of battery problems and all of the major US carriers now offering to swap the phone out for something different, Galaxy Note 7 owners…
io9
Top Secret World War II Bomb Tech Discovered in Time Capsule 
When museum curators cracked open two time capsule drums in Dallas last week they didn’t know exactly what to expect. What they found were some amazingly well preserved pieces of World War II history—bombing technology that helped defeat the Nazis.Read more…
CNET News.com
Half-price slow cookers, save $79 on a Dyson vacuum cleaner – CNET
Home Deals: Where to find half-price slow cookers or save $50 on a high-end multi-cooker and save $79 on a Dyson vacuum cleaner.
CNET News.com
Apple creates Red Cross donation program for Hurricane Matthew relief – CNET
Apple and the American Red Cross have made an easy way to support hurricane recovery efforts.
The Awesomer
Alton Brown’s Mega Bake
LinkInspired by the classic Kenner Easy-Bake Oven, chef and mad scientist Alton Brown decided to use the same idea of cooking with light bulbs to create an oversize version of the kids’ toy to cook an entire pizza in less than 5 minutes.More Awesome Stuff:BioLite PizzaDomeDomino’s Pizza Delivery RobotUuni…
TechCrunch
How VCs can do more good
 Venture capital does many great things for the United States. Importantly, it fuels the innovation economy, churning out disruptive products, companies and entire new industries. Indeed, venture is extreme capitalism. Creative destruction rolls over incumbents, and society is usually better off as a…
Digital Trends
The Cuciniale portable kitchen uses AI to cook your meals to perfection
Fancy the world’s first artificially intelligent cooktop, that will ensure you never have to eat another badly cooked steak, risotto, or other meal again? Thanks to Cuciniale, such a dream is (almost) a reality. Currently raising funds on Kickstarter, the smart portable cooking system comprises an induction…
SlashGear
Oculus Touch pre-orders go live with December 6 ship date
As announced last week, pre-orders for Oculus Rift’s Touch controllers have gone live. If you’re looking to pick up a pair for yourself, the whole package – which comes with two Touch controllers, a sensor, and a connector for Rock Band VR guitar controllers – will set you back $199, with Oculus targeting…
Deals
Save $100 On This 43″ Samsung 4K TV
If you’re going to buy a new TV, you might as well go all the way. This 4K Samsung 43″ set is marked down to $399 on BuyDig’s eBay storefront today, or about $100-150 less than you’ll find it elsewhere.Read more…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Study shows knowledge gap with in-car technology
Hyundai and BMW customers are the most satisfied with their in-vehicle technology, but those brands and others still need to work on educating drivers about what their cars can do, according to a new survey by the market research company J.D. Power and Associates.
Scientific American Content: Global
Do Einstein’s Theories Explain Portals in Comics?
Could Superman’s punch send you through a wormhole? Scientific American editors discussed how general relativity relates to black holes, and wormholes, and Dr. Strange’s portals. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Mashable
Twitter is vying for your attention with new outdoor ads
Twitter launched an outdoor campaign in New York City Monday.  The creative — question marks and exclamation points — is apparently a nod to Twitter’s focus on “now,” “live,” and “what’s happening.” SEE ALSO: The saga of Twitter’s potential acquisition, explained via its year-old Moments feature “Questions…
Dornob
Planning Healthy, Delicious Lunches with Prepd
Most of us have grand plans for packing a healthy, interesting, delicious lunch each…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
France refuses to share top secret ‘terror watch list’ with local government
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has ruled out sharing details of individuals on the intelligence services’ watch list with town mayors, he told weekly newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche.
Deals
Your House Guests Won’t Mind Sleeping On This $48 Air Mattress
A good air mattress is something everyone should own, and this Queen sized model from Intex can be yours for just $48 right now, complete with a built-in pump.Read more…
Latest Items from TreeHugger
The incredible otherwordly caterpillars of Ecuador
From cute as a kitten to fierce as a dragon, these exquisite caterpillars prove there’s no limit to bizarre when Mother Nature is driving.
Latest Items from TreeHugger
Seagrass: The most important habitat nobody ever talks about?
100 scientists issue a call to protect the “lungs of the ocean.”
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Advancing nanopore sensing towards lower cost and more accurate DNA sequencing
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Our fingerprints, eyes and faces will replace passwords
Passwords are a pain in the ass. They’re either easy to crack or hard to remember, and when breaches occur you have to come up with a whole new one. So people are trying to do away with passwords altogether, and so far fingerprint scanners are doing the job nicely. Still, fingerprints alone are…
Discover Magazine
This Map Shows Every Volcanic and Seismic Event Since 1960
It’s easy to forget if you live far from a fault line, but Earth has a heartbeat you can feel. At the junctures between continental plates, slippages create earthquakes and magma boils up from below in a never-ending process of creation and destruction. Now, for the first time, a global visualization…
The Verge – All Posts
SweetVinyl’s SugarCube SC-1 removes clicks and pops from old vinyl records
A company called SweetVinyl just introduced a device that takes pops and clicks out of records without damaging them. Called the SugarCube SC-1, SweetVinyl says it designed an algorithm to detect unwanted noises, isolates them, and removes them in real time. The SC-1 is a standalone device that can be…
BBC News – World
Yemen conflict: ‘Saudi-led coalition plane’ hit funeral
Saudi Arabia has privately accepted it was one of its coalition planes that bombed a funeral in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Saturday, the BBC learns.
Digital Trends
Google Search makes it easier than ever to convert color values
Colors can be a real pain. There are multiple ways to specify colors that work better with one application or another, and so converting between them can be yet another tedious step in the design process. Fortunately, Google Search has once again come to the rescue, offering an easy way to convert colors…
EETimes:
Autonomy Isn’t Just about Cars Anymore
Autonomy Paris is an antidote to classic automotive fair, the Paris Auto Show. Autonomy reflects the yearning of those who prefer to live in cities, without the burden of owning cars.
Next Big Future
World Energy Scenarios to 2060
The 23rd World Energy Congress released World Energy Scenarios. WEC notes global energy demand has more than doubled since 1970. However, it suggests, “The future will be different.” The report says underlying drivers – including lower population growth, new technologies, greater environmental challenges,…
Reason.com Full Feed
Gary Johnson Praises Anthony Kennedy, Unaware That Kennedy Voted for Eminent Domain Abuse in Kelo v. City of New London
Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson recently paid a visit to the editorial board of The Wall Street Journal. Here is how Johnson responded to a question about the U.S. Supreme Court, according to the Journal’s Joseph Rago: Asked about his ideal Supreme Court justice, Mr. Johnson names…
TechCrunch
Deloitte gears up for the launch of a $20 million XPRIZE to irradicate cancer
 XPRIZE, the incentivized prize competition for breakthrough science and technology, has announced three new prizes. Among them — ALS, avatars and Deloitte’s Cancer XPRIZE. Deloitte is working in conjunction with the National Cancer Institute and Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot initiative…
Founterior
Top tips to give your interiors an update this autumn
As the seasons change its nice to give your interiors a bit of an update to reflect this. However it […] The post Top tips to give your interiors an update this autumn appeared first on Founterior.
Founterior
6 Tips For Taking Amazing Real Estate Photos
When would-be homeowners are scrolling through house listings online, it’s the photos that catch their eye and make them stop […] The post 6 Tips For Taking Amazing Real Estate Photos appeared first on Founterior.
CNET News.com
Samsung’s smart kitchen puts us one step closer to automated dinner – CNET
Samsung will release a new line of wall ovens, cooktops and range hoods in November that include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and compatibility with the SmartThings Hub.
Lifehacker
Follow Up On a Potential Job With an “In the Meantime…” Email
Following up after a job interview isn’t a bad idea, but you don’t want to be annoying about it. You also don’t want your email to look like everybody else’s. Here’s a way to politely follow up while making yourself stand above the rest of the applicants.Adrian Granzella Larssen, editor-in-chief of The…
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Waterproof Theftproof Tech Bag
This waterproof theftproof tech bag will ensure your belongings remain safe when they’re unattended. The handy roll-down design prevents access to the main compartment while the quick locking mechanism lets you secure the bag to any sturdy object. Check it out $96.00
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
LED Moodhoops
Create hypnotizing visual displays in the dark using these LED Moodhoops. Each Moodhoop is controlled through a handheld remote that allows you to choose from multiple psychedelic visualizations and even sync them to each other for an amazing light show. Check it out $299.00
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Star Wars AT-AT Desk Organizer
Tidy up like a loyal Imperial by placing your stuff inside this Star Wars AT-AT desk organizer. It stands just over 10.5 inches tall, comes filled with various storage compartments, and features tow hooks on the legs so you can wrap your cable around them. Check it out $97.00
Slashdot
Google Hires Joke Writers From Pixar and The Onion To Make Assistant More Personable
One of the biggest announcements made at Google I/O earlier this year and at Google’s hardware launch event this past week was Google Home, an always-listening wireless speaker that features the Google Assistant. The Google Assistant is similar to Amazon Echo’s voice assistant named Alexa, as it can…
TechCrunch
The World Economic Forum is setting up a tech-focused hub in San Francisco
 Recognizing the central role that technology plays in the global economy, the WEF is establishing a new center in San Francisco to connect tech companies and policymakers in the heart of the world’s tech industry. The new facility will focus on bringing government officials and tech companies together…
Digital Trends
Dewpal, a 3D-printed water collector, pulls condensation straight out of the air
Water scarcity is a huge global problem, affecting about 3 billion people around the world each year. However, a team of researchers from the University of Ghent in Belgium think 3D printing may have a role to play in finding a solution. To that end, they’ve developed an affordable smart tool called…
Curbed National
14 green roofs to calm and inspire you
Striking and sustainable From trim, simple turf to a full head of vegetation, green roofs can draw oohs and aahs for various reasons. For one, they’re just more exciting visually than your average shingle roof, and often help blend the buildings into lush landscapes. Perhaps more importantly, they’re…
Techbargains.com
1byone 700 Watt Fog Machine w/ Wired Remote Control $44.99
1byone 700 Watt Fog Machine w/ Wired Remote Control $44.99
Lifehacker
Quickly Clean Your Car Air Vents With a Foam Paint Brush
Car air vents can get pretty dusty over time, but getting between those narrow slots makes them tough to clean with just a rag. If you need some extra reach, you can get a reusable tool that will take care of the job for about $1.In this video of various vehicle-focused tips, youtuber DaveHax shares…
WIRED
The Real-Time Crack-Up of the GOP Is Happening Right Now on Twitter
The gloves are off and the tweets are rolling. The post The Real-Time Crack-Up of the GOP Is Happening Right Now on Twitter appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Poker Explains Why the GOP Can’t Fold on Trump
The nominee isn’t likely to win, but is the Republican party pot committed? The post Poker Explains Why the GOP Can’t Fold on Trump appeared first on WIRED.
Mashable
Adonit’s new Snap stylus wants to upgrade your selfies
Whether it’s Snapchat or iMessage, doodling is one of the more creative ways to enhance the photos you share in messaging apps. But no matter how big our phone screens get, drawing with your finger can be clumsy and awkward for anything more than a simple smiley face.  Adonit thinks it has a solution…
Gizmodo
No Sex Before Sports Myth Debunked: Study
Go get your freak on, because athletes can officially have sex before the big game without feeling guilty. A new study from researchers published in Frontiers in Physiology claims that there “is no robust scientific evidence to indicate that sexual activity has a negative effect upon athletic results.”Read…
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Netflix borrows from YouTube for its children’s programming
Netflix’s new strategy for content: don’t just spoof YouTube, borrow from it. To flesh out its children’s programming, the world’s biggest streaming service has just licensed the YouTube original, preschool-friendly HooplaKidz nursery rhyme show, The Adventures of Annie and Ben as a single 46-minute…
Curbed National
Photos of a lost Baghdad from its greatest modern architect
Rifat Chadirji’s pictures of his own buildings chronicle a Middle Eastern capital in flux Street photography plays a vital role in charting and chronicling the changing streets of modern cities. But when that photographer is an architect, one who helped create the shifting city he’s documenting, the…
Newswise: SciNews
Improving Outlook for Vibrant Fall Colors, Says Virginia Tech Tree Expert
Architecture Lab
Toronto Plumbers Handle All Your Smelliest Jobs
Anyone can be great around the house when they’re fixing cabinets, hanging pictures, or installing curtain rods … The post Toronto Plumbers Handle All Your Smelliest Jobs appeared first on Architecture Lab.
Mashable
Ken Bone’s glorious red sweater is sold out
A lot of people want to look like the endearing midwestern ‘every man’ who has become the break-out star of last night’s debate — Ken Bone.  His garb of choice — a now iconic red ribbed pullover with a zip collar — is one of the things the newly christened internet celebrity is best known for, if an…
Digital Trends
This robotic camera head creates time lapses, panoramas inspired by NASA tech
A trip to Mars may be out of the question, but photographers can now use technology based on what NASA uses to shoot panoramas from the Mars Rover for their earth-bound DSLRs. The GigaPan Epic Pro V advances OmegaBrandess’ panning heads with new 360-degree video panning and motion time-lapse modes, using…
Digital Trends
Match paint colors like a pro with the D battery-sized color muse device
Unless you buy a pallet’s worth of the same paint, color matching that certain blue you’ve fallen in love with is often a major pain — if not damn near impossible. However, with the recent launch of a small gizmo dubbed the Color Muse, anybody has the ability to quickly identify name brand paint and…
CNET News.com
Twitter CEO rouses his flock in memo: ‘We can do this!’ – CNET
Jack Dorsey attempts to fire up his employees after there’s no apparent potential buyer for the social network.
Archinect – News
Developer wants to revitalize downtown Los Angeles by building a tower with plentiful sky pools
The developer said in an emailed statement that many, though not all, of the residences would have terraces and cantilevered swimming pools “with glass bottoms and sides that can be viewed by all.” […] “This will be a landmark building unlike anything else seen in California,” said [developer Jeffrey]…
TechSpot
Doxers, trolls, abusive hashtag creators, and more could now face prosecution in the UK
The UK is clamping down on Internet trolls and their toxic online behavior. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has published guidelines that could result in severe punishments for offensive hashtags, doxing, revenge porn, and other similar activities.
Techbargains.com
GE Z-Wave In-Wall Smart Dimmer $33.57
GE Z-Wave In-Wall Smart Dimmer $33.57
The Next Web
Dell is turning the excellent XPS 13 into a tablet convertible
When I reviewed Dell’s XPS 13 I called it the best traditional Windows laptop, but I still quite missed the flippable mode on my Surface Book and other Windows flagships. It seems I may have to fret no more. Following a report by PCMag, Dell has confirmed to TNW that it’s refreshing the XPS 13 with a…
Digital Trends
Artificial intelligence system tracks great white sharks by looking at their fins
Have you heard about how finprinting is the latest thing in biometrics? No, we didn’t misspell fingerprinting: researchers at the University of Bristol in the U.K. have come up with a way to track sharks over long distances by automating the identification of their fins. The technique uses artificial…
Mashable
Emotionally responsive video game won by controlling stress
BfB Labs has created its first emotionally responsive game “Champions of the Shengha,” which is dependent on a user’s emotional control — measured by a heart rate sensor — for success. Read more…More about Mashable Video, Emotions, Anxiety, Apps, and Gaming
TechCrunch
Watch Trust Disrupted: Bitcoin and the Blockchain, episode two
 Even more fascinating than the idea of a digital currency are those who dedicate their lives to it. A network of miners all across the world, many of whom are in China, run the system. They not only process every Bitcoin transaction, but they also play a large role in governing the platform, for better…
RT – Daily news
US concerned over Yemen war crimes complicity, issues no-bomb lists to Saudis – report
The Obama administration is worried about potential complicity in war crimes in Yemen and tried to curb civilian deaths by issuing ‘no-bombing lists’ for Saudi warplanes, Reuters reported. At least one bridge crucial for aid delivery was bombed despite being on such a list. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
‘Where was Britain when ISIS conquered Syria?’ Russia rebuffs UK claims of ‘prolonging’ war
Russia’s Defense Ministry issued an indignant comeback to UK Minister of Defence Michael Fallon a day after the British politician said Moscow was likely guilty of “bombing civilians” in Syria and trying to “prolong the civil war” there. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
Indian man wearing burqa caught ‘molesting’ women in Allahabad
A member of India’s Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) group was arrested after he was caught molesting women while dressed in a burqa in Allahabad. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
Over 50% of W. Germany’s senior justice ministry officials in 1950-70s were ex-Nazis – govt report
The majority of West German Justice Ministry officials during the post-WWII period were former Nazis that had served in Adolf Hitler’s regime, a government study claims, adding that may be why so few Nazis were prosecuted for war crimes. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
US maternal mortality rate worse than Libya, Palestine – report
The maternal mortality rate in the United States is higher than that of Iran, Palestine, Libya, and Saudi Arabia. The rate has risen since 2000 and is higher than most “high-income locations,” according to a study of health factors in 195 nations. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
US newspapers overwhelmingly favor Clinton, none back Trump
Supporters of the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump take it as a given that the media are backing his opponent Hillary Clinton. They may have a point too, as most major US newspapers have either denounced Trump or openly endorsed the Democrat. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
‘US lackey’: French politicians blast Hollande for reluctance to meet with Putin
French politicians sharply criticized French President Francois Hollande for remarks, in which he said he was uncertain whether he should meet with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in light of the situation in the Syrian city of Aleppo. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
‘Zero accountability’: UN human rights boss repeats call for investigation into Yemen war crimes
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has again called for an international investigation into possible war crimes in Yemen, stressing that a deadly airstrike on a funeral service at the weekend indicates that violations have continued without repercussions. Read Full Article at RT.com
Bustler News, Competitions and Events
Event: The Future of Food
Event Date: Jan 21, 2017 – May 7, 2017; Event City: Atlanta, GA, US The process of feeding ourselves involves a massive infrastructure, advanced technologies, and dynamic systems that touch on just about every aspect of the world we live in. Creating sustainable, environmentally-friendly, and efficient…
Bustler News, Competitions and Events
Event: Interior Design Master Class
Event Date: Oct 27, 2016; Event City: New York, NY, US Poised to become the essential book on design, Interior Design Master Class (Rizzoli, October 2016) collects the expertise and knowledge of the best interior designers working today. The book features 100 essays by America’s top designers—from established…
Bustler News, Competitions and Events
Event: Designing a Playful City
Event Date: May 21, 2017 – Sep 3, 2017; Event City: Atlanta, GA, US If Atlanta is to be a great city in which to live, designing great places for children to play must become a top priority. MODA’s upcoming exhibition, Designing for a Playful City, will take visitors through an engaging and often interactive…
Dezeen
Doughnut-shaped television studio in Beijing is enclosed in a latticed shell
Wrapped in a latticed glass and steel skin, this ring-shaped building by architecture studio BIAD UFO provides the new headquarters for Chinese broadcaster Phoenix Television. Read more
The Next Web
Absent-minded photographer captures expensive gaffe on GoPro
Some videos just hurt to watch. Watching an expensive camera slide off the roof of a car, definitely falls into this category. Luckily for us, there’s a backstory. According to a Reddit post, a group of friends were enjoying a road trip to Vermont. On the way back, the lads made a quick pit stop at the…
VentureBeat
Equity crowdfunding comes into its own as Wasteland 3 raises $2.75 million
InXile Entertainment hit its $2.75 million goal for the campaign for the development of Wasteland 3 on Fig. The campaign reached its month goal in just three days, showing both the demand for the Wasteland franchise and the maturing of this new crowdfunding platform. So far, the studio has raised $2.85…
VentureBeat
iOS 10 passes 50% adoption in under 1 month
Research firms have been tracking iOS 10 adoption since the early minutes of its release, but Apple today finally released the first official numbers. iOS adoption numbers show that iOS 10 has passed the 50 percent mark in less than a month. In other words, the latest version of the company’s mobile…
VentureBeat
Anti-Trump election game comes from MoveOn.org and game scholar Jane McGonigal
Video game designer Jane McGonigal and political group MoveOn.org have teamed up to create a video game, SwingVoter Go, aimed at defeating Donald Trump in the presidential election. After the events of the last few days and the debate last night, some may feel that an anti-Trump game seems hardly necessary….
VentureBeat
Here’s how much it costs to make a chatbot
GUEST: The new world of businesses communicating with consumers via instant messaging is getting plenty of attention by the media, entrepreneurs, investors, developers, and marketers alike. Mostly regarded through the perspective of chatbots — which are powered by automated scripts and in some cases…
SlashGear
Nightingale blankets your bedroom in customized white noise
A new product called Nightingale aims to eliminate your nighttime disturbances using a ‘blanket’ of sound that drowns out unwanted ambient noises and things like tinnitus without disturbing your sleep. The company behind the product, Cambridge Sound Management, bills the device as a smart home sleep…
Mises Institute
The 2016 Nobel Prize: Incentives, Property Rights, and Ownership
A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssThe 2016 Nobel Prize: Incentives, Property Rights, and Ownership 0 Views The 2016 Nobel Prize in economics was awarded today to Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmström, two of the most eminent economists specializing in the analysis of contracting and organizational…
Computerworld
Microsoft fleshes out seismic change to Windows patching
Microsoft has elaborated on the new patching policy for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 that takes effect Tuesday.In a post to a company blog accompanied by graphics that resembled a periodic table, Michael Niehaus, a product marketing director for Windows 10, fleshed out the massive change in how Windows…
FiveThirtyEight
Paul Ryan Needs Trump More Than Trump Needs Ryan
House Speaker Paul Ryan is not a big fan of Donald Trump — that much is clear. He refused to back Trump during the Republican primaries and then held out on endorsing him even after Trump became the presumptive nominee. But eventually, Ryan did get behind Trump. And now, even after video of Trump bragging…
FiveThirtyEight
What Trump’s Brag About Sexual Assault Reveals About This Election And Our Culture
The tape of Donald Trump bragging about being able to commit sexual assault has thrown the presidential race into turmoil, but it also raises issues that have less to do with electoral politics. Several FiveThirtyEight staffers got together to talk about Donald Trump’s comments about sex assault and…
FiveThirtyEight
Election Update: Polls Show Potential Fallout From Trump Tape
Polls conducted since the disclosure of a tape on Friday, in which Donald Trump was recorded condoning unwanted sexual contact against women, suggest that he has probably lost further ground against Hillary Clinton. But the polls aren’t in much agreement, with some polls showing little change in the…
TechSpot
Samsung’s ArtPC Pulse combines cylindrical desktop PC with 360-degree speaker
Interested in owning a PC modeled after Apple’s Mac Pro but don’t care for MacOS? Perhaps Samsung’s upcoming ArtPC Pulse desktop computer may suit your needs.
Digital Trends
To save his Bimmer from a hurricane, this guy parked it in his living room
BMW drivers are a passionate bunch. The Bimmer (and Beamer) communities contain some of the most dedicated and spirited car fans in all of the automotive world, with countless racing teams and annual meetups being held around the globe. That being said, few love their ride as much as Randy Jalil does….
Digital Trends
Tesla seeks permission to double the size of its California factory
Tesla has never been shy about its desire to become a mass-market auto manufacturer. The electric car company is preparing to turn those words into actions, and a new report finds it’s looking to drastically increase the size of its Fremont, California factory. A zoning proposal released by the local…
Singularity HUB
Writing the First Human Genome by 2026 Is Synthetic Biology’s Grand Challenge
A “top secret” meeting of scientists was held at the Langone Medical Center on Halloween 2015. Their aim? To kickstart a new Human Genome Project and build a functional human genome from the base pairs up by 2026. “There’s only one grand challenge in synthetic biology. Only one. And it’s to write a human…
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AA batteries power Bastl Instrument’s pocket-sized synth
Teenage Engineering’s Pocket Operators offer tiny battery-powered synths and a range of sounds across a collection of six devices that cost $59 each. Czech synthesizer company Bastl Instruments has a new pocket-sized synth of its own with the Kastle:…
BBC News – World
Burundi bars UN investigators over report on human rights abuses
Burundi bans three UN investigators after they published a report accusing the government of gross human rights violations.
Mashable
Dear Donald Trump: Some gentlemanly advice
Dear Donald — I was delighted to hear your declaration at Sunday night’s debate that you are, in fact, a gentleman. That is exactly what I advised, after the release of the tape in which you casually reported and advocated for actions that you now know, as a gentleman, constitute sexual assault.  I…
Mashable
Hashtag reminds Twitter that Donald Trump is no laughing matter
In just under one month the United States will elect its next leader. And what with the increasingly ridiculous and unbelievable statements uttered by politicians, you’d be forgiven for laughing about a meme or chuckling at a GIF here and there. But presenter of Australian TV show The Project, Waleed…
TechCrunch
The new world of mobility
 The race to rule the autonomous car market is on. Google, Ford and now Uber have stepped up to the challenge, each with their own vision and ambitions as to what a driverless world will look like. What’s clear is that technology is playing an ever-increasing role — where cities and existing modes of…
Latest news
Europe not investigating Google tax deals
The European Commission has said it is not looking into Google’s European tax arrangements as part of its probe into whether the tech giant is abusing its market position.
RT – Daily news
NATO bets on ‘strong defense, deterrence & dialogue’ with Russia – Stoltenberg
NATO General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg sees no contradiction between the biggest increase in the alliance’s military presence near Russia’s borders since the end of the Cold War and its alleged intention to continue political dialogue with Moscow. Read Full Article at RT.com
Lifehacker
The Simplified Pocket Organizer
Sometimes you don’t want a full-size bag, you just want something small and easy. Case in point, Everyday Carry reader Dany Ty’s bag that just packs in a few daily essentials.The bag’s a Maxpedition Mini Pocket Organizer. Being a medical student, Ty has a few odds and ends packed inside:Gerber 31-001880…
CNET News.com
Verizon evaluating ‘material’ effect of massive Yahoo hack – CNET
Verizon says it’s examining the impact of the 2014 hack on the company it’s spending $4.8 billion to buy.
HiConsumption
ASAP X-Connect USB Cable
A smart charging cable that can work on any phone.
Mashable
GoFundMe campaign will pay legal fees of anyone leaking new Trump tapes
Donald Trump has been stung by so many damaging revelations recently it has become a case of when, not if, the next bombshell will hit. While Clinton has fielded her fair share of Wikileaks, the Republican candidate has been hit by a leaked tax return, a clip of him appearing in a soft core porn film…
HiConsumption
Maserati M-63 Hypercar Concept
A hypercar concept based off the Ferrari LaFerrari.
Digital Trends
Hands on: Q Acoustics M4 Soundbar
The M4 is a beast of a soundbar that delivers focused, controlled sound, whatever you play, wherever you sit There’s something very exciting about products that come in massive boxes. A big TV, a cool bicycle, or even a smart refrigerator. It’s fun getting inside, and fighting through all the packaging….
Acquire
Blancpain houses its latest Bathyscaphe in a blue ceramic case
A unique watch with a unique finish.Photo: BlancpainBlancpain is releasing a new version of its Fifty Fathoms chronograph in an an incredible new colorway: blue. It’s not just any blue either, they’ve utilized a complex, multi-step process to not only achieve the hardness required, but to also create…
Slashdot
Yahoo Disables Automatic Email Forwarding Feature, Making It Difficult For Users To Leave
After it was revealed that Yahoo secretly scanned customer emails for U.S. intelligence agencies, now’s as good of time as any to leave Yahoo Mail. However, the company has made it more difficult to leave by disabling the automatic email forwarding feature. Reuters reports: While those who have set up…
Vat19
Life-Size Pac-Man’s Night Light
Remote-controlled lamp styled after the arcade ghost. This officially-licensed glowing ghoul is modeled after the famous villain from the 80’s coin-op classic. Buy here: https://www.vat19.com/item/pac-man-color-changing-ghost-lamp?adid=youtube Please subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/user/vat19com…
Mashable
Refugee policy architect praises Nauru — even though he’s never been there
If you know anything about the plight of refugees who arrive to Australia by boat only to be locked up in mandatory detention facilities like the one on Nauru, you know that their living conditions aren’t great. You may have even seen some disturbing images or read harrowing leaked reports from inside…
DigsDigs
4 Small Walk-In Closet Organization Tips And 28 Ideas
Think that you don’t have space for a walk-in closet? That’s not true, today I’m sharing small, even tiny walk-in closets that can be accommodated even in the smallest nooks and corners. And of course, I’ll share some ideas to organize such a space so that you could squeeze most of it. First of all,…
Mashable
If you still have a Samsung Note7 in Australia, here’s what to do
So that’s that. On Tuesday local time, Samsung halted sales and exchanges of its ill-fated Galaxy Note7 smartphone until further notice. In a statement, the company cited customer safety as its “top priority.” Samsung is investigating reports of ongoing battery problems with replacement Note7 devices,…
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FAA reiterates warning that no Galaxy Note 7 phones may be turned on or charged in flight
The FAA has reiterated its position that airline passengers should power down and not use or charge Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices on airplanes, or put the phones in checked luggage. The statement comes after Samsung halted global sales of the Note 7 following a series of fires in purportedly “safe” phones…
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Apple suspends developer account over ‘review fraud’
Review fraud is a hot topic of late. Both Amazon and Steam are dealing with it in their own ways, and now Apple is jumping into the fray with the creator of the dev-tool, Dash. Apple removed the application from the App Store last week, later telling…
CNET News.com
Twitter said to still be in buyout talks with Salesforce – CNET
The cloud computing company hasn’t bowed out yet, according to the New York Times, despite investors’ apparent disapproval.
Latest news
Senate committee approves changes to Enterprise Tax bill
The Senate Economics Legislation Committee has recommended the Australian government proceed with the proposed amendments to the Enterprise Tax Plan.
Reason.com Full Feed
Democrats Were Worried About Rand Paul, Leaked Email Reveals
One of this week’s wave of wikileaked emails from John Podesta to.show a Democratic Party thrilled at the thought of fighting with Donald Trump in the general election, and nervous about Rand Paul (and others). The memo to the Democratic National Committee, dated April 7, 2015, said of Trump: …
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Star Trek-inspired device to detect rogue genetically modified organisms in the wild
Although controversial, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) can have a tremendous benefits in terms of preventing disease, fighting emerging “superbugs” and producing food. But a GMO that “escapes” its intended environment may end up wreaking havoc on the natural ecosystem. To combat this,…
Slashdot
Climate Change Doubled the Size of Forest Fires In Western US, Says Study
An anonymous reader quotes a report from TIME: Man-made climate change has doubled the total area burned by forest fires in the Western U.S. in the past three decades, according to new research. Damage from forest fires has risen dramatically in recent decades, with the total acres burned in the U.S….
The Verge – All Posts
Hillary Clinton’s campaign builds a bot that sends you Donald Trump quotes
Donald Trump keeps denying that he said things that he categorically did say, so to remind voters of the Republican nominee’s opinions, Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has built a bot that will text you some of his choice quotes. People who sign up to Text Trump will receive messages in the candidate’s…
Mises Institute
Health-Care Cronies Seek Monopoly Powers over Contact Lenses
Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssHealthPolitical TheoryPrivate PropertyHealth-Care Cronies Seek Monopoly Powers over Contact Lenses 0 Views Once upon a time, contact lens manufacturer Johnson & Johnson was on top of the world in terms of its market dominance. Today, it still produces…
CNET News.com
Experience Pompeii before the volcano thanks to 3D scanning – CNET
A fabulous ancient Roman home from before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius has been digitally restored using 3D scanning and archaeology.
Top News – MIT Technology Review
Elon Musk’s House of Gigacards
The founder of Tesla, SolarCity, and SpaceX is deservedly admired for his technological insight. But is his latest business plan reckless?
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
Scientists say they have a $25 million plan to image Alpha Centauri’s planets
Enlarge / The view of Alpha Centauri A & B from the night sky in Chile. (Bright stars to the upper left of the mountain) (credit: ESO) The nearest star system to the Sun, α Centauri, has been all the rage after the discovery of an Earth-sized world in the habitable zone around the smallest of…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Colombia to hold peace talks with ELN rebels
The Colombian government and the country’s second-largest rebel group, the ELN, announced Monday they would launch negotiations on October 27 in Ecuador’s capital, with President Juan Manuel Santos predicting “total peace.”
BBC News – World
Pakistani journalist Cyril Almeida ‘barred from leaving country’
A top Pakistani journalist says he is barred from leaving the country, after he reported a row between military and government officials.
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Nature documentary ‘Planet Earth II’ looks absolutely stunning
For people who love showing off their high-end A/V gear, documentaries from BBC Earth are about as good as it gets for infinitely rewatchable reference material. But the clock ticks ever forward and some of those older releases don’t look quite as good anymore thanks to screen sizes getting dramatically…
CNET News.com
Your body knows how much water it needs – CNET
If you’ve ever struggled drinking eight glasses, you can dial it back, new research suggests.
CNET News.com
New ichthyosaur species was hiding in plain sight for decades – CNET
Thousands of people must have walked past its display at the University of Bristol’s School of Earth Sciences.
Mashable
Aussies want driverless cars for when they’re tired, bored or drunk
Australians like the idea of driverless cars, but first they want to take a look under the hood. Preliminary results from a national study undertaken by the Australian Driverless Vehicle Initiative (ADVI) suggest Australians are fairly keen to give up the steering wheel. The survey of more than 5,000…
Gear Patrol
A $200 Tube Amp That Stands Up Against Top Audio Systems
This affordable throwback amplifier injects warm analog sound into modern digital tracks. …Read More »
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Why You Should Be Using Grooming Cream
How to control volume and frizz, without looking like you tried. …Read More »
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A New Book that Reflects on Men’s Style and Identity
A conversation about how clothing shapes identity. …Read More »
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How to Pick the Right Speaker for Your Room Size
Whether you want it for gaming, music or movies, we have you covered. …Read More »
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Today in Gear: October 11, 2016
A handmade bomber jacket, flannel bed sheets, a modular phone case and much more. …Read More »
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Deals of Note: October 11, 2016
How to save on a Microsoft Surface Pro tablet, stylish Norse Projects socks and a Club Monaco cashmere and silk sweater. …Read More »
VentureBeat
Self-driving car with passengers to be tested on UK streets for first time
(Reuters) – A driverless vehicle carrying passengers will take to Britain’s public roads for the first time on Tuesday, as part of trials aimed at paving the way for autonomous cars to hit the highways by the end of the decade. The government is encouraging technology companies, carmakers and start-ups…
The Verge – All Posts
Largest US meat processor invests in veggie burgers that ‘bleed’
The United States’ largest meat processor is investing money in a company that makes artificial meat products from vegetables. Tyson Foods has announced that it is spending an undisclosed amount to acquire a five percent stake in Beyond Meat, the company behind the Beyond Burger — a fully vegan product…
BBC News – World
Zika virus highly likely to spread in Asia, says WHO
Infections of the Zika virus are “highly likely” to keep spreading in Asia and the Pacific, the World Health Organization (WHO) warns.
CNET News.com
South Korea invests $450 million to make awesome robots – CNET
Autonomous vacuums are the most widely used robots in the country — its government wants to change that.
Engadget RSS Feed
Duke hopes HoloLens will assist with tricky brain surgeries
When Microsoft envisioned the medical world embracing HoloLens in the future, it wasn’t kidding around. Duke University is testing the augmented reality headset as an assistive tool for difficult brain surgeries like extraventricular drain placement,…
National Geographic News
When Survival Depends on What’s in Your Backpack
National Geographic News
Treasure Trove of Ancient Human Footprints Found Near Volcano
RT – Daily news
Police in California, Texas fail to report 660 officer-involved deaths
Hundreds of police departments in two states were found to have broken laws mandating police reports for in-custody deaths. Registries required by California and Texas were missing a total of 660 deaths from 2005 to 2015. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
Terrorism & cyberattacks on nuclear plants ‘not an imaginary risk’ – IAEA chief
The risk of a terrorist attack against a nuclear power plant or militants eventually making a “dirty bomb” must be taken very seriously, the head of the UN’s atomic watchdog has warned, noting a growing threat of cyberattacks which have caused “disruptions” in the past. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
Several killed, injured in shelling of gov’t-held area of Aleppo (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)
A mortar attack on a Syrian government-controlled area of Aleppo has resulted in numerous casualties, RT’s Murad Gazdiev reported from the embattled city. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
Clinton says Saudi Arabia, Qatar provide ‘clandestine’ support to ISIS – WikiLeaks
Emails published by Wikileaks between Hillary Clinton and her presidential campaign chairman John Podesta pull back the curtain on the fight against Islamic State. One reveals the presidential candidate identifying Saudi Arabia and Qatar as “financial and logistic” supporters of the terrorist group….
RT – Daily news
White House rejects petition calling for halt to THAAD deployment in S. Korea
The White House has rejected a public petition demanding the US reverse its decision to deploy the THAAD anti-missile system on the Korean Peninsula. The move will “not undermine China’s or Russia’s strategic deterrent,” the administration emphasized. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
Google search results deleted following dozens of fake lawsuits — report
A little known legal maneuver offers the secret to scrubbing out undesirable Google search results, one UCLA law professor found. The loophole sees attorneys charging $6,000 a month and court-approved injunctions, but dozens of the lawsuits are based in fiction. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
China may deploy ‘baby reactors’ to South China Sea islands in five years – report
Chinese researchers are developing a portable nuclear reactor which would fit inside a standard-sized shipping container. Within five years it could become an ideal energy source for naval outposts on the contested islands in the South China Sea. Read Full Article at RT.com
TechCrunch
Project Blue aims to snap the first picture of an exoplanet in Alpha Centauri
 Exoplanets are the talk of the solar system this year, but as exciting as they are, their existence (as is often the case in astronomy) is more inference than direct observation. A new private effort known as Project Blue hopes to change that with a satellite built for a single purpose: to directly…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Sanchez’ Mission: Implement Science and Technology Goals for Space Command
McLean VA (SPX) Oct 07, 2016 As part of a continuing exchange between the military and the commercial space industry working together, Space Command leader Gen. John Hyten outlined his science and technology goals in a February memo to his staff that was made public. “I call [the memo] our…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
One-pot synthesis towards sulfur-based organic semiconductors
Nagoya, Japan (SPX) Oct 10, 2016 Dr. Lingkui Meng, Dr. Yasutomo Segawa, Professor Kenichiro Itami of the JST-ERATO Itami Molecular Nanocarbon Project, Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM) of Nagoya University and Integrated Research Consortium on Chemical Sciences, and their colleagues…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Researchers discover effect of rare solar wind on Earth’s radiation belts
Durha NH (SPX) Oct 10, 2016 Researchers from the University of New Hampshire have captured unique measurements of the Van Allen radiation belts, which circle the Earth, during an extremely rare solar wind event. The findings, which have never been reported before, may be helpful in protecting orbiting…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
How to control polarization of light
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Oct 07, 2016 The results of this case can be used in the manufacture of the so-called spatial light modulators serving as a base for all LCDs, for example. They are arranged so that each pixel can switch the light with some speed, making it brighter or weaker, and this switching…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Aerojet Rocketdyne motor plays key role in Blue Origin crew escape test
Sacramento CA (SPX) Oct 10, 2016 Aerojet Rocketdyne has announced that its Blue Origin Crew Capsule Escape Solid Rocket Motor (CCE SRM) was part of the successful In-Flight Escape Test conducted by Blue Origin yesterday from Blue Origin’s West Texas Launch Site. The specific SRM used in this…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Chinese startups making world’s largest space plane and more
Moscow (Sputnik) Oct 10, 2016 Access to space has long been an interest area of space agencies. In this domain, China became a force to be reckoned with as several Chinese space companies made great strides in the space race.For several years China’s space program has been kept secret. But…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Astronomers Celebrate Inauguration of Green Bank Observatory
Green Bank VA (SPX) Oct 10, 2016 Today astronomers celebrate the inauguration of the Green Bank Observatory in West Virginia, home to the 100-meter Green Bank Telescope, one of the world’s most powerful astronomical instruments. Formerly a cornerstone of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO),…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Small droplets feel the vibe
Bristol, UK (SPX) Oct 10, 2016 A team of researchers at the University of Bristol have used ultrasonic forces to accurately pattern thousands of microscopic water-based droplets. Each droplet can be designed to perform a biochemical experiment, which could pave the way for highly efficient lab-on-a-chip…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Kepler Gets the ‘Big Picture’ of Comet 67P
Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 10, 2016 On Sept. 30, the European Space Agency concluded its Rosetta mission and the study of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. During the final month of the mission, NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft had a unique opportunity to provide a “big picture” view of the comet…
Brain Pickings
The Trans-Sensory Transcendence of Music: Helen Keller’s Electrifying Letter About “Hearing” Beethoven’s Ode to Joy
“I felt the chorus grow more exultant, more ecstatic, upcurving swift and flame-like, until my heart almost stood still.” “Music can pierce the heart directly; it needs no mediation,” Oliver Sacks wrote in his contribution to great writers’ reflections on the power of music. And yet one inescapable…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Protein-like structures from the primordial soup
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Oct 10, 2016 The story starts at least four billion years ago, when there was no living matter on the planet. Sometime around then, smaller chemical compounds formed into larger organised structures capable of self-reproduction. And so the early precursors of life were born….
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
‘Goldilocks fires’ can enhance biodiversity in Western forests
Storrs CT (SPX) Oct 10, 2016 Forest fires were long thought to have a negative impact on the environment and on biodiversity, but in recent decades the importance of fire in sustaining and even enhancing natural systems has been demonstrated by researchers and increasingly embraced by land managers….
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Ocean conditions contributed to unprecedented 2015 toxic algal bloom
Seattle WA (SPX) Oct 10, 2016 A study led by researchers at the University of Washington and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration connects the unprecedented West Coast toxic algal bloom of 2015 that closed fisheries from southern California to northern British Columbia to the unusually…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Mapping the ‘dark matter’ of human DNA
Saarbrucken, Germany (SPX) Oct 10, 2016 Researchers from ERIBA, Radboud UMC, XJTU, Saarland University, CWI and UMC Utrecht have made a big step towards a better understanding of the human genome. By identifying large DNA variants in 250 Dutch families, the researchers have clarified part of the…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Taking stock of charcoal in the world’s soil
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 10, 2016 Forest fires hit the Taking stock of charcoal in the world’s soils 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. Pyrogenic…
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SlashGear
Facebook Workplace is out to get Slack
In almost all versions of this universe, “Facebook” and “work” are like oil and water, unless you happen to actually work at Facebook. But in Zuckerberg’s singularity, Facebook will be the driving force behind office productivity, smooth flowing operations, and cordial employee relationships. That is…
KurzweilAI » News
First human clinical trial for nicotinamide riboside
(credit: iStock) In the first controlled clinical trial of nicotinamide riboside (NR), a newly discovered form of Vitamin B3, researchers have shown that the compound is safe for humans and increases levels of a cell metabolite called NAD+ that is critical for cellular energy production and protection…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
BP abandons Great Australian Bight drill plans
British oil giant BP on Tuesday ditched plans to drill in the Great Australian Bight after reviewing its global exploration programme, a decision environmentalists hailed as a victory for the pristine wilderness.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Rapid transit key in fight against climate change: study
Big cities worldwide have expanded faster than their rapid transit systems, leading to higher levels of pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and commuter misery, a report released Tuesday showed.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Now hear this: Emergency agencies turn off radio encryption
Some police and fire departments are bucking a trend to conceal dispatch communications from the public, acknowledging that radio encryption has the potential to backfire and put first responders in danger.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Turkey and Russia sign gas pipeline deal in new sign of thawing ties
Turkey and Russia signed an agreement on Monday for the construction of a major undersea gas pipeline and vowed to seek common ground on the war in Syria, accelerating a normalisation in ties.
Newswise: SciNews
Virginia Tech Chemistry Experts Provide Insight Into What Causes Cell Phones to Catch Fire; Samsung Suspends Galaxy Note 7 Sales
SlashGear
Yahoo now accused of locking users into Yahoo Mail
The year is ending terribly for Samsung, but it won’t be alone. Yahoo is on the same boat after it admitted to have “assisted” the US government in spying on its Yahoo Mail users. Matters have gotten so bad that Verizon, who is acquiring Yahoo, is looking into slashing its price by more than half. It…
Techbargains.com
Pyrex Easy Grab 8-Piece Glass Bakeware and Food Storage Set $13.59
Pyrex Easy Grab 8-Piece Glass Bakeware and Food Storage Set $13.59
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Top US Republican Paul Ryan distances himself from Trump
Paul Ryan, the top Republican in the U.S. Congress, took the extraordinary step on Monday of distancing himself from Donald Trump, stirring a backlash from some lawmakers and deepening a crisis over his party’s struggling presidential nominee.
Discover Magazine
Attention, Please: Earl Miller Wants to Make Us All Smarter
MIT neuroscientist Earl Miller has changed the way we think about working memory — the brain’s scratchpad.
RT – Daily news
Aggressor squadron? Pics of US jets painted in Russian colors spark Syria false flag conspiracy
Photos showing US jets being painted Russian colors have triggered debates and conspiracy theories online, with many saying Washington plans to conduct false flag attacks in Syria and blame them on Moscow. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
French Police say lawless ‘no-go’ areas exist, challenge PM Valls who says they don’t
France has no-go zones where police can’t intervene and work safely, police unions say, adding that criminals are under no law there and can attack citizens. This contradicts the words of French PM Manuel Valls, who said there are only “difficult areas.” Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
US missile defense in Europe directly threatens Russia – Chinese military
US antimissile shield in Europe directly threats Russia, a senior-ranking Chinese general said at an international security in Beijing. He added that US actions across the globe disrupt the balance of regional power and provoke regional instability. Read Full Article at RT.com
The Next Web
This wacky Twitter bot uses AI to make crappy melodies for you
Artificial intelligence is quickly making its way into music. We’ve previously seen an app that uses AI to produce original music in real-time and now there’s a Twitter bot that will crank out tunes for you anytime you tweet at it. LnH AI is a smart music Twitter bot that makes original instrumentals…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Ambulance station built from renewable materials has a nearly energy-neutral footprint
Ambulance stations are typically boxy, uninteresting buildings, but that’s not the case for this station in the Dutch town of Zeist. Rescue company RAVU commissioned Architectenforum to design an energy-neutral ambulance storage structure constructed from renewable materials. The timber building features…
VentureBeat
Microsoft’s Skype Translator now speaks Russian
Microsoft is announcing today that its Skype Translator feature of the Skype messaging, voice, and video-calling app is now capable of translating speech into and out of Russian. Now Skype Translator can be said to speak a total of nine languages. This comes after Arabic speech translation support arrived…
SlashGear
Google explains why Pixel has no OIS, EIS works in 4K video
Just two or so years ago, very few smartphone cameras could boast of that much-desired Optical Image Stabilization component or OIS, with most falling back to electronic alternatives, or EIS. Today, however, most high-end smartphones, heck even some mid-range ones, boast of OIS left and right. So when…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
When batteries explode: five questions
Samsung has told customers worldwide to stop using their Galaxy Note 7 smartphones after a spate of battery explosions threatens to derail the powerhouse global brand.
Latest news
Singapore moves to galvanise Asean efforts in cybersecurity
Asean member wants to help drive conversation around cybersecurity, including the need to establish cyber norms, and is investing in initiatives such as a regional capacity building programme.
Cool Tools
Lighted Pen
I wake up at night with ideas and want to write them down. Turning on the light wakes up my wife. Bad move. I travel a lot and stay in many different hotels. If I get up during the night I hunt for the light switch, or walk gingerly around in a strange dark room. No more! This lighted pen is light, easy,…
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Yamaha’s latest unmanned helicopters ready to spray or survey
In 2014, Japan revised the laws surrounding UAVs, increasing the maximum laden weight from 100 kg up to 150 kg before a vehicle runs into any restrictions. Now Yamaha has taken advantage of the extra breathing room by announcing two new UAVs: the crop dusting Fazer R, and the Fazer R G2, for…
Mashable
J.K. Rowling drops the mic on Donald Trump with 1 spell-binding tweet
LONDON — There are a lot of things J.K. Rowling doesn’t have time for on Twitter, and both Donald Trump and the angry opinions of Twitter eggs are high up on that list. SEE ALSO: Daniel Radcliffe just dropped the mic on that Donald Trump/Voldemort comparison Following Rowling’s three-tweet shutdown…
SlashGear
Samsung reveals first 14nm FinFET Exynos chip for wearables
Samsung might be moving even closer to independence from Qualcomm. It already has its own application processor for smartphones and is rumored to soon up the ante with its graphics performance. And now it is also striking at the heart of Qualcomm’s newest market: processors for wearables. The Korean…
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It’s time to get real about conservation
To protect endangered species from extinction, the ecological community must become more politically involved, argues Aaron M. Ellison.Nature 538 141 doi: 10.1038/538141a
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Rwanda ‘not subordinate’ to French justice, Kagame says of assassination inquiry
Rwandan President Paul Kagame criticised France on Monday after French investigators reopened a investigation into the 1994 assassination of the Rwandan president, a killing that triggered the country’s genocide.
ArchDaily
Moscow Satellite City to Become First Classical Russian City Built From Scratch in Over 100 Years
Courtesy of Maksim Atayants & Maksim Atayants Workshop Maksim Atayants and Maksim Atayants Workshop have announced the construction of Laikovo, a new, large, classically-designed city in the Moscow Region that will be built from scratch – which, according to the architects, will be the…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Actress Shailene Woodley arrested at a Dakota Access Pipeline protest
Actress Shailene Woodley was arrested on Monday during a live Facebook broadcast during a Dakota Access Pipeline protest. The Divergent star arrived at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in opposition to the project’s continuing construction, only to be taken away two hours later in handcuffs for “criminal…
New Scientist – Online news
Disco-ball sail propelled by laser could fly to a nearby star
Breakthrough Starshot aims to send an interstellar probe to a neighbouring star system. A design for a laser-propelled sail suggests how that just might work
New Scientist – Online news
Young ovaries rejuvenate older mice and extend their lifespan
Receiving young ovaries turns back the clock in older female mice, enabling them to live longer. Could it keep people young too?
The Next Web
The Barnacle is the bright, yellow future of wheel clamps
Wheel clamps — it’s hard to get excited about them. They’ve been messing up people’s days since 1944, and haven’t seen a notable improvement since their conception. The bulky, yellow blocks of killjoy are among driver’s most hated objects, with the process of removing them taking hours upon hours – not…
RT – Daily news
Thai police hint at possible bomb attack on Bangkok tourist spots, increase security
Thai authorities have hinted that Bangkok, one of the major tourist destinations in the country, may be the target of some terrorist groups. The report comes following attacks in August which left several dead, including holiday-makers. Read Full Article at RT.com
TechCrunch
Huawei puts $1M into a new AI research partnership with UC Berkeley
 Artificial intelligence continues to have its moment in the spotlight, with a surge of interest in startups and efforts from huge tech companies to push the boundaries of how we might best use machine learning, computer vision and other areas of AI in the future. The latest development on that front…
BBC News – World
Iran v South Korea: Supporters asked to mourn at World Cup qualifier
Iranian football fans are asked to chant religious slogans at a World Cup qualifier in Tehran that clashes with a holy day for Shia Muslims.
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
New kind of supercapacitor made without carbon
Computerworld
WikiLeaks dumps trove of another trove of Clinton campaign email
U.S. accusations that WikiLeaks is helping Russian hackers influence the upcoming election hasn’t stopped the controversial website from dumping emails, allegedly stolen from a Hillary Clinton aide. On Monday, WikiLeaks released an additional batch of 2,000 emails allegedly stolen from Clinton campaign…
RT – Daily news
New wartime state management system gives full power to Russian military – report
A recent military exercise in southern Russia saw the first real-time test of the state management system that allows the Defense Ministry to assume direct control over municipal and regional authorities, police, state security and emergency services. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
ISIS demolishes Assyrian church in culture-rich Nineveh, Iraq
Islamic State has demolished an Assyrian church in Karmlis, a town outside Mosul, Iraq. The group used multiple charges inside the building, which joins dozens of other Assyrian churches and prized archaeological heritage sites in Nineveh Governorate. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Kites Could Soon Power An Entire Region of Scotland
Kites are no longer just kids’ toys gliding in the wind. By 2025, they will provide power to an entire region of Scotland.A 500-kilowatt system of kite-supported power stations is soon to be installed at the Ministry of Defense’s West Freugh Range, near the town of Stranraer. Even Bill Gates, co-founder…
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Yazidi survivor Nadia Murad wins human rights award
A Yazidi woman captured, raped and tortured by so-called Islamic State extremists wins a top human rights award.
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Astronomers confirm remarkable size of the largest known depleted galaxy core
Investigating the millions of missing stars from the centres – or cores – of two big galaxies, astronomers at Swinburne University of Technology say they may have solved this cosmic whodunit, and the main culprits are not the usual suspects.
WIRED
You’ll Never See Earth From Space. But This Book Is Close
Experience something akin to the overview effect flipping through Ben Grant’s gorgeous book. The post You’ll Never See Earth From Space. But This Book Is Close appeared first on WIRED.
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South Korean Burger King restaurants seem to have special Note 7-proof gloves
Exploding Galaxy Note 7 devices are enough of a danger that Samsung has effectively recalled the phone, but with a number of devices still out in the wild, it’s a good thing that Burger King restaurants in Samsung’s native country of South Korea are prepared for any eventuality. A video, seemingly shot…
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The Next Zika
Four biting insect–borne viruses that you may not have heard about are now worrying researchers — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Orbital, Airbus team to build Eutelsat satellite to launch with Orbital satellite-servicing mission
PARIS — Satellite fleet operator Eutelsat on Oct. 11 said it had inaugurated its design-to-cost spending-reduction plan by ordering a direct-broadcast television satellite from Orbital ATK of the United States and Airbus Defence and Space of Europe. In another cost-reduction measure, the satellite,…
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Researchers discover feedback mechanism in photosynthesis that protects plants from damage by light
Scientists at Imperial College London have discovered a feedback mechanism at the heart of photosynthesis that protects plants from damage by light.
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Trees are much better at creating clouds and cooling the climate than we thought
The pre-industrial atmosphere contained more particles, and so brighter clouds, than we previously thought. This is the latest finding of the CLOUD experiment, a collaboration between around 80 scientists at the CERN particle physics lab near Geneva. It changes our understanding of what was in the atmosphere…
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Researcher develops test scenarios for sustaining ecotourism in the Galapagos
If ecotourism in the Galapagos Islands—a province of Ecuador 1,000 kilometers from the mainland—continues to match its growth rate of the past two decades, the renowned sea turtles, giant tortoises, marine iguanas and unique landscapes that help attract visitors face serious risks.
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DNA mapping tool helps scientists better understand how genes are regulated
Scientists have devised a powerful new tool for understanding how DNA controls gene activity in cells. The tool allows researchers to map at high resolution, across large swaths of a cell’s genome, which DNA nucleotides work to regulate gene activity.
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Stressed cabbages emit defensive signals with human-like genetics
Plants get stressed and send defensive signals in the same way humans do, researchers from The University of Queensland have found.
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Surfing the world for microbes
Surfers have a very intimate connection to the ocean. Their skin is bathed in the rushing tide, and crashing waves send salty seawater into their ears, eyes and throat. Inside and out, they are saturated with diverse molecules and bacteria to which the average person is not exposed. This prompts the…
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Understanding and minimizing the gender gap in US politics
They are the majority in the U.S. population, but women hold only 20 percent of the seats in Congress and 24 percent in state legislatures.
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Highly efficient organic solar cells with improved operation stability
A new study, affiliated with Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea, has presented an effective and simple strategy to simutaneously improve and stablize the performance of Organic Solar Cells.
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Top chicken producer pours money into plant-based meat
Tyson Foods is known for its chickens, nuggets, beef and pork, but it sounds like it doesn’t consider mock meat makers to be its nemesis. In fact, it has poured money into Beyond Meat, enough to own five percent of the California-based company that creates chicken- and beef-like products using soy, peas…
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blossom 360 degree speaker concept for lexon by BEBOP
the device produces audio from the bottom-up and is projected in all directions from its conical form. The post blossom 360 degree speaker concept for lexon by BEBOP appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Your Life in Numbers
Last Friday, Human Progress launched its newest project, called “Your Life in Numbers.” Built with financial support from the Searle Freedom Trust, the website allows you to see how your country has changed during your lifetime in terms of longevity, infant mortality, income per person, food supply…
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Reserarchers find order in a process previously assumed to be random
Scientific discoveries often arise from noticing the unexpected. Such was the case when Stanford researchers, studying a tiny device that has become increasingly important in disease diagnostics and drug discovery, observed the surprising way it funneled thousands of water droplets into an orderly single…
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Physicists use multicolored laser light to study atoms critical to medicine
UCLA physicists have shown that shining multicolored laser light on rubidium atoms causes them to lose energy and cool to nearly absolute zero. This result suggests that atoms fundamental to chemistry, such as hydrogen and carbon, could also be cooled using similar lasers, an outcome that would allow…
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LaVision BioTec Reports on the Measurement of Mouse Brain Activity from a Single Snapshot – the Latest Work Published in Cell from Dr Nicolas Renier at the Rockefeller University in New York
Bielefeld, October 11, 2016: LaVison BioTec, developers of advanced microscopy solutions for the life sciences, report on the latest work of Nicolas Renier, a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the laboratory of…
BBC News – World
Denmark develops ‘super grass’ to cut cow burp emissions
Scientists in Denmark say the grass is easier to digest, meaning fewer burps.
Lifehacker
Five Useful Things You Can Do With a Burner Phone Number
When you think of “burner” phone numbers, espionage and spies probably come to mind. But there are plenty of reasons regular folks would want a burner number, and a few apps, let you create as many as you need. Here are a few ways you can use a burner number professionally, to protect your privacy, and…
Digital Trends
There’s a good reason to be excited about the rumored S1 smartwatch from Honor
Honor, the smartphone brand that shares technology with Huawei, may be about to launch a smartwatch, according to a teaser image released through its official Weibo account. The image shows a circular watch face emblazoned with a possible model name, the S1, and an announcement date of October 18. We’re…
Macworld
Filthy lucre: Turns out Apple isn’t a nonprofit
If you’re standing, sit down. Because you’re about to learn the terrible secret Apple doesn’t want you to know. Writing for the Forbes contributor network and fainting couch testing facility, Ewan Spence brings us not one, not five, not fifteen but “21 Ways Apple Profits From Your Boring iPhone 7.”…
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Nanoengineering transforms particles into LEGO like building blocks
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‘Hard Brexit’ could lead Britain to lose up to 9.5% of GDP – leaked govt. papers
A ‘hard Brexit’ could cost the UK Treasury up to £66 billion in tax revenues each year, according to leaked government papers seen by The Times. The documents also estimate a drop in GDP of up to 9.5 percent, compared with staying in the EU. Read Full Article at RT.com
Macworld
Shredo review: Securely erase files from your Mac with drag-and-drop ease
Every Mac user knows how to delete a file. But did you know this method doesn’t technically remove anything from your drive? Instead, that space is simply marked as available to the system, making it a trivial matter to recover provided other files haven’t been saved in the same spot. Shredo securely…
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Why Don’t Deer Crash into One Another When Startled?
The ruminants seem to head due north or south when fleeing, a new study shows — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
TechCrunch
Escaping the trough of disillusionment for virtual and augmented reality
 The desire for virtual reality is no new revelation. Since the renaissance artists have played with panoramas, depth, and other tools of perception to create illusions that are virtually or “almost” real. 21st-century virtual reality (with “virtual” now meaning software-rendered) is also a well-trod…
Ars Technica
NSA could put undetectable “trapdoors” in millions of crypto keys
Enlarge (credit: Jorge Láscar) Researchers have devised a way to place undetectable backdoors in the cryptographic keys that protect websites, virtual private networks, and Internet servers. The feat allows hackers to passively decrypt hundreds of millions of encrypted communications as well as…
FiveThirtyEight
Muslim Americans Respond To A Caustic Campaign By Raising Money And Mobilizing
Graphics by Ella KoezeRuby Abid in her home in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.All photographs by Maddie McGarvey CHARLESTON, South Carolina — “I am a psychologist, and I run [the] Islamic School of Charleston,” said Ruby Abid, 48, an ace multitasker who has raised three grown children. “I am a substitute…
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Greece approved to get more bailout funds after completing reforms
Eurogroup ministers have agreed to release another €2.8 billion of Greece’s bailout program after Athens carried out the required reforms relating to tax, pensions and privatization of state assets. Read Full Article at RT.com
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ISIS propaganda crippled by military defeats, study finds
Islamic State’s online media output has dropped drastically as advertising a viable caliphate becomes harder amid military defeats, US scholars found. Another reason for it is that many propagandists were killed in airstrikes, becoming “media martyrs.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Scientists outline biochemistry of xanthohumol—an avenue to treat metabolic syndrome
Researchers at Oregon State University have made a fundamental advance in understanding xanthohumol – a compound found in hops that’s of significant interest to prevent or treat the lipid and metabolic disorders that are a primary killer of people in the developed world.
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Noise-canceling optics
Engineers at Caltech have created the visual analogue of noise-canceling headphones—a camera system that can obtain images of objects obscured by murky media, such as fog or clouds, by canceling out the glare.
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Nanotechnology providing the tools to clean up oil spills
Oceanic oil spills are tough to clean up. They dye feathers a syrupy sepia and tan fish eggs a toxic tint. The more turbulent the waters, the farther the slick spreads, with inky droplets descending into the briny deep.
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Scientists lead development of tools to track genetically engineered organisms
Rice University scientists are leading an effort to detect genetically modified organisms in the environment.
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Insights into the development of sperm and egg cell precursors in the embryo
Researchers at the Babraham Institute have investigated the early stages of the development of cells called primordial germ cells and developed strategies to generate ‘lookalike’ cells in the lab. The generation of human ‘lookalike’ primordial germ cells is of importance for future fertility studies…
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First Click: Amazon has taken over me and my home
I used to love supporting my local stores. I’d see signs in shop windows that encouraged customers to “support the local high-street” and punch the air feeling good that I was part of the rebellion against giant mega corporations ruining Britain’s local communities. I’d go to my local baker and buy some…
WIRED
Twitter’s Woes Signal the End of the Social Wars
Who wants something that’s not the future? The post Twitter’s Woes Signal the End of the Social Wars appeared first on WIRED.
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In the Age of the Embarrassing Leak, Can We All Admit That Encryption is a Good Thing?: New at Reason
Illustrations of the benefits of encryption abound. J.D. Tuccille writes: Even the likes of surveillance-friendly presidential candidates might be thinking fond thoughts about the benefits of privacy and encryption after the events of recent days. It’s one thing to have your friends in business…
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Donald Trump comments: Apprentice creator ‘unable’ to release footage
A British TV executive has said he is unable to make public previously unreleased footage of Donald Trump on the US version of The Apprentice.
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Spying is the new hacking: Here’s how to fight back
How can businesses defend themselves from hackers using traditional espionage techniques?
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Off-grid vacation home would change shape to suit the weather
Michael Jantzen has spent years designing architectural concepts and sculptures you can sit inside that reflect his interest in interactive architecture. His latest creation, the Malleable Autonomous Retreat House, is envisioned as a novel off-grid vacation home that would allow occupants to…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Scientists grow test tube human brains with potential to think and feel
A group of Cambridge scientists are attempting to grow human brains outside of the body in a lab. But they don’t look anything like what you might imagine. The “cerebral organoids” are made with stem cells derived from human skin and raised in giant incubators. Without any kind of blood supply, they…
Digital Trends
Suit up like a NASA astronaut with a ski jacket insulated by aerogel
Some of our best outerwear material comes from our fellow Earth-dwelling mammals, such as goose down and wool. Two years ago, however, a trio of college students turned their gaze to the stars for material inspiration and formed Oros Apparel. After getting its start on crowdfunding sites Kickstarter…
RT – Daily news
OPEC chief says cartel lost $1tn to oil price bust
Due to the slump in oil prices, OPEC producers have lost more than US$1 trillion in revenues over the past three years, OPEC Secretary General Mohammad Barkindo has told reporters in Washington DC. Read Full Article at RT.com
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WikiLeaks Publishes Cryptic UFO Emails Sent To Clinton Campaign From Former Blink 182 Singer
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: The former lead singer of Blink 182, Tom DeLonge, has publicly admitted to his obsession with UFOs — but that still doesn’t explain why he was sending two cryptic messages about alien spacecrafts to Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta, as…
Mashable
Top 20 worst Halloween candies we need to stop giving out
Halloween is hands-down one of the best holidays, especially for kids.  The holiday is centered around dressing up, using your imagination and being a little weird. On top of that, there’s the best part: unlimited candy. SEE ALSO: Here’s all the ‘Stranger Things’ Halloween inspiration you need But…
Mashable
Please help me stop compulsively checking the FiveThirtyEight election forecast
Every day I wake up. I brush my teeth. I check the FiveThirtyEight Election tracker. I eat breakfast. I check the FiveThirtyEight Election tracker again. I leave my apartment. I check the FiveThirtyEight Election tracker again. SEE ALSO: Finding humor in an absurd election By the most conservative…
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Clandestine Raves in Buenos Aires Thrive Thanks To Facebook, WhatsApp
Following a clampdown on the electronic music scene in Buenos Aires earlier this year, there’s been a surge in clandestine raves in the outskirts of the Argentine capital, where cheap drugs and alcohol are welcome along with the occasional gun. Party organizers looking to make a buck by cramming thousands…
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Calcium deficient fauna and brown water awaiting
Calcium deficient fauna, poor conditions for freshwater fish and mercury in the drinking water is the long-term consequences of acid rain in the ’70s and ’80s.
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The ecology and economics of autumn leaves
Beyond pumpkin flavored everything, autumn is big business in some parts of the United States. And the main draw are the leaves themselves. In New England alone, tourists venturing to witness the change-in-color, a hobby known colloquially as “leaf peeping,” spend upwards of $3 billion US dollars annually….
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Theory redraws formation of early universe
Scientists have provided a solid foundation for an alternative theory to help explain how the early universe took shape.
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New 3-D design for mobile microbatteries
In the race towards miniaturization, a French-US team—mostly involving researchers from the CNRS, Université de Lille, Université de Nantes and Argonne National Laboratory (US) as part of the Research Network on Electrochemical Energy Storage (RS2E)1-has succeeded in improving the energy density of a…
Man of Many
Sprimo Takes It Personally – Sprimo Personal Air Purifier
Let me spring a question onto you. Think about the scorching Australian summer. Then imagine sitting in a friend’s car in this warmth, the air conditioning isn’t performing well enough, so you adjust the air vents to suit you. Sometimes we just want all the cold air to ourselves. Well, Sprimo creates…
Architizer
Flush Pulls
These premium quality, machined flush pulls are suitable for sliding or swing doors and offered in most architectural finishes. Accurate can also custom-fabricate flush pulls for unique applications.
The Next Web
Why I’m convinced that smartphone-only banks like Monzo are the future
Over the past few years, a seismic shift has taken place in the world of retail banking. Traditional banks are now facing stiff competition from smartphone-only upstarts. In the US, there’s Simple, and in the UK, there’s Monzo, Atom, Tandem, and Starling. By and large, these are all very much in startup…
BBC News – World
Zeinab Sekaanvand: Fears Iran could hang woman within two days
A young woman whose execution was delayed while she was pregnant may be hanged in Iran within days, after she gave birth to a stillborn baby.
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Elderly Couple Files Civil Rights Lawsuit Challenging Arizona’s Rigged Asset Forfeiture System
Because of four missing words on a handwritten petition, Terry and Maria Platt may lose their car in a state they never visited, for an alleged crime for which no charges have been filed. The Platts, an elderly Washington couple, are the latest to challenge the constitutionality Arizona’s asset forfeiture…
TechCrunch
Rental matchmaker HomeMe raises $3.2 million
 HomeMe, the developers of the rental application that pre-approves and screens potential renters for apartments and landlords that will actually approve their rental applications, has raised $3.2 million in its first institutional round of financing. The company’s new financing will help it expand into…
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4 new billion-dollar disasters bump year-to-date total to 12
Bouts of deadly, extreme weather continued to wreak havoc in many parts of the nation this summer.
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Knowledge of cohesion in the water system is required to position the Netherlands as a unique land of water
In order to prevent flooding in the Netherlands, water is pumped out of the polder by pumping stations via ditches and drained with the help of canals and rivers. All of these changes to the landscape are part of the ‘Polder-boezem system’. Doctoral candidate and associate professor of landscape architecture…
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Bioeconomy: the ideal mix to pave the way for investments
Venture capitalists, of course, seek smart inventors and breakthrough products. But candidates with intellectual property and business skills are music to investors’ ears
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Fragment tracking—insights into what happens in explosions
A bang and a swirl of dust from detonating 9 pounds of plastic explosive in the desert signaled the beginning of tests that—thanks to advances in high-speed cameras, imaging techniques and computer modeling—will help Sandia National Laboratories researchers study fragmenting explosives in ways that weren’t…
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24 new isolated exoplanet star systems found that could qualify as ‘hot Earths’
(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with members from NASA Ames Research Center, the SETI Institute and the University of Nevada has identified 24 “hot Earth” star systems where the planets are isolated from other planets. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the…
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Autonomous robot that can navigate, explore and digitally map hard-to-access areas
Digital technology is frequently used to record and map our cultural heritage, enabling research, preservation efforts and increased public access for sites of archaeological interest for example. Most contemporary techniques involve people entering such areas to capture them using a static 3D laser…
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Egypt’s first solar-powered village rises from the desert in Bahariya Oasis
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Cash Crops: How the Islamic State Profits from Agriculture
Sometimes overshadowed by oil and other sources of revenue, new research indicates ISIS receives a significant profit from agricultural production.  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
WIRED
Map Nerds, Rejoice: Here’s the Dymaxion as a Foldable Globe
Designer Brendan Ravenhill reimagined Fuller’s Dymaxion Map as a magnetic globe. The post Map Nerds, Rejoice: Here’s the Dymaxion as a Foldable Globe appeared first on WIRED.
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At least 1.4 million Haitians need urgent aid after Hurricane Matthew, UN says
Haiti faces a humanitarian crisis that requires a “massive response” from the international community, the United Nations chief said Monday, with at least 1.4 million people needing emergency aid following last week’s battering by Hurricane Matthew.
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Putin postpones Paris visit amid diplomatic row over Syria
Russian President Vladimir Putin has postponed a planned visit to France next week after President François Hollande offered to hold a meeting exclusively on the conflict in Syria, according to the Elysée presidential palace.
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Merkel promises millions in aid to stem migrant flow on Africa tour
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday announced a €27 million aid package for Niger, her second stop on a three-nation Africa tour aimed at fighting terrorism and stemming the migrant flow to Europe.
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From Unknown to Beardog: Findings Rescue Fossils From “Trashbin” Genus
A new study identifies two fossils previously thought to be generic carnivorans (a large, diverse order of mammals) as some of the earliest known members of the beardog family. These fossils are from animals estimated to be no larger than about five pounds, roughly the size of a Chihuahua and much smaller…
Lifehacker
Ask This Question to End Your Job Interview on a Good Note
No matter how well your job interview goes, there’s still an awkward moment at the end when you don’t really know if you should continue the conversation or begin your goodbyes. But if you ask a positive question, you can end your interview on a high note.Read more…
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Wikileaks release Part 3 of Podesta emails
A fresh batch of emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman and former counselor to President Obama, John Podesta, has been released by Wikileaks. Read Full Article at RT.com
The Awesomer
Balloon Pin House
Price: ~$30  | BuyUK Designer Cliver Roddy’s clever desktop creation replicates the house from Pixar’s Up by using 300 pushpins as tiny surrogate balloons. You’ll need to stick them all into the cork sphere yourself, but that’ll give you something to pass the time. Made from birch plywood. …
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The Zero 2.0 e-scooter is light on weight and range – CNET
This electric scooter is easy to carry around but its short range isn’t for everyone.
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Imax brings VR to the multiplex – CNET
Cinema-goers can try virtual reality with their popcorn in a partnership between Imax and the UK’s Odeon and UCI movie theatres.
TechCrunch
HERE and Iowa team up on self-driving and smart highway infrastructure
 Making smarter cars means working together with the people who maintain and operate the roads, so it’s promising to see location platform operator HERE announce a partnership with the Iowa Department of Transportation to help usher along the deployment of automated vehicle tech. The alliance will see…
RT – Daily news
‘Routine force & isolation’: Australian commission begins into treatment of juvenile detainees
A commission has begun into the treatment of juveniles at Don Dale Detention Centre in Australia’s Northern Territory. One witness claims the use of force and isolation is “routine.” It comes after violent footage from the centre sparked national outrage. Read Full Article at RT.com
Ars Technica
Mercedes-Benz debuts Qualcomm’s wireless charging for the hybrid S Class
(credit: Qualcomm/Mercedes-Benz) Back in 2015 we took a look at Qualcomm’s Halo wireless car charging technology. It uses induction charging to top up a hybrid car’s batteries without the hassle of actually having to plug in, at roughly the same efficiency as a wired connection. Since then we’ve…
How-To Geek
Geek Trivia: Which Of These Creatures Has A Strong Dietary Preference For Poison Ivy?
Which Of These Creatures Has A Strong Dietary Preference For Poison Ivy? Raccoons White-Tailed Deer Sheep BadgersThink you know the answer?
The Gadget Flow
THE WINGCASE – The Smartest Briefcase in the World
Use one hand to spread the wings of your WINGCASE in a second quickly, when standing in line at the airport, riding your bike, driving your car or during a meeting with a business partner. Use only one bag instead of two. Take out the middle compartment and THE WINGCASE becomes the perfect overnight…
The Gadget Flow
Wingsland S6 Thinnest 4K Drone
Wingsland S6 is the smartphone of the drone industry, being the thinnest 4K drone in the world and equipped with the latest in drone technology. Weighing only 230 grams and being about the same size as the iPhone 6 the S6 is sure to please. With its 4k camera and many features you will be able to take…
The Gadget Flow
Raumfeld Wireless Streaming Sounddeck
Accompany your 4K movies and shows with incredible sound with the Raumfeld Wireless Streaming Sounddeck. The all-in-one Wi-Fi soundbase easily connects to and supports your TV to give you instant access to mind-blowing content. Equipped with six high-end drivers, two down fire subwoofers, and an integrated…
Design Milk
How Michael Aram’s Molten Metal Collection is Made
American born artist and designer Michael Aram has launched a new collection where he explores metal in a whole new way. Much like painter Jackson Pollack would splatter paint across a canvas, Aram drips hot molten metal on top of curved forms and flat planes to make up a collection of objects…
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Recommendations for secure and sustainable European cultural landscapes
Following its final conference that took place in Brussels on 4 October 2016, the EU HERCULES consortium has provided stakeholders with a detailed set of policy recommendations that will preserve Europe’s diverse heritage in cultural landscapes.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Predicting jellyfish ‘invasions’ at coastal power stations
Scientists at the University of Bristol are working with the energy industry to develop an ‘early warning tool’ to predict the sudden, en masse appearance of jellyfish swarms which can cause serious problems by clogging the water intakes of coastal power plants.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Females react differently than males to social isolation
While male and female mice have similar responses to physical stress, research from the Hotchkiss Brain Institute at the University of Calgary, Canada, suggests females, not males, feel stressed when alone.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
EU draws fire for allowing ‘overfishing’ of Baltic cod
European Union ministers have agreed to cuts in Baltic cod catch quotas for next year that fall well short of calls by scientists worried about the stock’s eventual collapse.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
The future’s for sale: Germany auctions maglev train
Germany is auctioning off a maglev train that officials once hoped would speed up transport at home and become a major export success.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Typing while driving could be more safe with simple text entry technique
A combination of a head-up display and the keypad familiar to us from mobiles in the 2000s significantly improved the performance of drivers who were texting while driving.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Physicists observe diffusion of individual atoms in light bath
In a combination of experiments and theory the diffusion of individual atoms in periodic systems was understood for the first time. The interaction of individual atoms with light at ultralow temperatures close to the absolute zero temperature point provides new insights into ergodicity, the basic assumption…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Driverless cars hit British streets in landmark trial
Driverless vehicles carrying passengers took to Britain’s streets for the first time on Tuesday in a landmark trial which could pave the way for their introduction across the country.
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New infrared source detected in supernova remnant RCW 103
(Phys.org)—Canadian astronomers report the discovery of a previously unseen infrared source in supernova remnant RCW 103, located some 10,000 light years away. According to a paper published Oct. 7 on arXiv.org, this newly detected source could be associated with a bright X-ray source known as 2E 1613.5-5053…
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The first cutting-edge simulation of the warm dense electron gas
An international team of scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory, Imperial College London (IC), and Kiel University (CAU), headed by Professor Michael Bonitz of the Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics at CAU and Professor Matthew Foulkes of the Department of Physics at IC, has achieved…
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Highly sensitive X-ray scattering shows why an exotic material is sometimes a metal, sometimes an insulator
Some materials hold surprising – and possibly useful – properties: neodymium nickel oxide is either a metal or an insulator, depending on its temperature. This characteristic makes the material a potential candidate for transistors in modern electronic devices. To understand how neodymium nickel oxide…
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Trump Can’t Be Trusted on Trade: New at Reason
In November’s issue of Reason magazine, Veronique de Rugy tackles the anti-trade sentiment sweeping the country this election. No, Americans aren’t currently the losers in trade deals with other countries: Unfortunately, Trump, like many before him, fails to see the beauty of low-cost, high-quality…
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A.M. Links: Clinton Leads Trump by 5 Points in New Poll, Samsung Ending Production of Galaxy Note 7, Gary Johnson Blasts U.S. Foreign Policy
New poll: Hillary Clinton 42 percent, Donald Trump 37 percent, Gary Johnson 10 percent, Jill Stein 3 percent. Gary Johnson: “It is difficult, if not impossible, to identify an instance where our military interventions and regime changes in the past 15 years have improved the lives of anyone.” Samsung…
The Gadget Flow
Business Leather Case For iPhone 7
Add a professional spark to your new iPhone 7 with these leather business cases. These cases are available in some gorgeous colors and are dirt-resistant too. They feature a crazy horse pattern that looks stylish and highly sophisticated. To add to this is the ultra slim design which is soft and super…
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Tackle Your Next DIY Project With This $60 Tool Kit, Today Only
If your tool cabinet is looking a little deficient, Amazon will sell you a complete Black & Decker starter set for $60, today only in the Gold Box.Read more…
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Netatmo’s home monitor tracks air quality, humidity and more
While it’s far from a new idea, home air quality monitoring has seen something of a resurgence of late. Dyson in particular has been pushing pollution awareness alongside its range of purifiers, and now Netatmo is jumping on the trend. The device pic…
Lifehacker
Amazon’s Deeply Discounting Vizio’s Biggest Sound Bars, Including a 5.1 Surround System
Refurb Vizio 3.0 54″ Sound Bar, $170 | Refurb Vizio 5.1 54″ Sound System, $250We see our fair share of deals on Vizio’s 38″-40″ sound bars, but if you own a larger TV, and want more separation between the audio channels, a pair of refurbished 54″ sound bars are on sale in today’s Amazon Gold Box.You…
Lifehacker
Four Popular Mattress Features That Don’t Actually Help You Sleep Better
When you shop for a new mattress, a lot of lingo is lost in translation and sounds necessary just because it’s popular. The good news is that as far as comfort goes, some features, fancy as they are, are just less important.http://lifehacker.com/5862152/how-to…Certainly, whether a mattress is firm or…
New Scientist – Online news
US presidential candidates being let off hook on climate change
The world’s most pressing problem is being all but ignored by moderators in the TV debates between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, says Matthew Nisbet
Geek.com
Sesame Street Has Been Making Movie/TV Parodies For Years, We Had No Idea
In the Star Wars parody trailer, released via Sesame Street, the pun names are out of control. Luke Piewalker, Flan Solo, and Chewie the Cookie must work together to rescue Princess Parfaya from Darth Baker. Along […]
Popular Science
Bell’s Pro Star Helmet Is Safe At Any Speed
Gadgets When it comes to motorcycle helmets, weight matters A Safe Helmet At Any Speed…
Computerworld
When will Apple put Siri on the Apple Store online?
Apple is going big on Siri, but it seems to be missing a trick, the unexplored potential of weaving support for its intelligent assistant online at Apple.com.Here comes the Siri bot Right now you navigate the Apple website in more or less the same way as you’ve always done: point, click, point, click,…
RT – Daily news
British spy powers threaten freedom of expression, UN told
Human rights groups warned the United Nations this week that a new British law allowing police to see journalists’ communications could threaten sensitive sources and the freedom of expression. Read Full Article at RT.com
Curbed National
Cities eliminate excess garages and lots
Urban centers are finally relaxing zoning laws that caused an unnecesarry boom in parking spots Parking lots. The vast expanses of asphalt dot the land like squares of barren earth. But when was the last time you saw an entirely full parking lot? A series of studies in recent years have shown that the…
RT – Daily news
Earth-like planets in solar system ‘habitable zones’ to be photographed for 1st time
Scientists are planning to launch a new telescope capable of photographing Earth-like planets in a nearby solar system which could be home to alien life. Read Full Article at RT.com
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
Is 5-hour Energy better than coffee? Depends on which state you’re in
Enlarge (credit: Getty | Spencer Platt) Two years ago, the attorneys general from Oregon and Washington filed nearly identical lawsuits in their states alleging that 5-hour Energy ads deceived consumers by suggesting the shots are superior to coffee and recommended by doctors. In the last few days,…
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
Japan’s HD photos of the Moon are the coolest thing you’ll see today
JAXA / NHK Most people are familiar with the Apollo images of the Moon, showing astronauts at work and play on the lunar surface. But those photos often don’t entirely do justice to the Moon’s stark beauty,…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Scientists unravel weapons of defense against ‘cotton cancer’
As world’s largest cotton producer, China yields six to eight million tons cotton (30% of total world production) every year. However, high quality cotton cultivars are vulnerable to Verticillium wilt disease. Due to their long-term survival and vascular colonization of pathogen, the disease cannot be…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Scientists find new metabolic pathways to resist viruses
Viral infection is one of the leading medical challenges of the 21st Century, ranging from the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) epidemic affecting 3% of the global population, to recent outbreaks of West Nile, Zika, and Ebola viruses.
TechCrunch
Western Digital’s external hard drives get a makeover
 External storage isn’t sexy. It’s important and probably necessary. But it’s not sexy. In fact, here’s a final caveat from the this morning’s Western Digital press release about its new external drives, “However ‘unsexy’ the world of data is currently…” What you have there is a company that’s largely…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Daisy-chain-like molecular structures mimic artificial muscles
(Phys.org)—Scientists from Taiwan have made interlocking daisy-chain-like molecular structures that can switch from an expanded and contracted position based on the removal and addition of zinc, mimicking muscle behavior. Their work appears in Nature Chemistry.
CNET News.com
Lincoln might become the latest automaker to build cars in China – Roadshow
Don’t expect them to start arriving in the US in droves, though.
Reason.com Full Feed
Newsweek Plays Connect-the-Dots with Putin, Trump, WikiLeaks
Did you hear the one about Newsweek proving that Russia’s conspiring with WikiLeaks? Anyone who doubts wikileaks is working w/ Putin: read how my words falsely became those of a Clinton confidante. https://t.co/1d5qvU01Yi — Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) October 10, 2016 That’s Newsweek’s Kurt…
PCWorld
Yahoo Mail suspends automatic mail forwarding as privacy controversies swirl
In what can only be called awfully suspicious timing, Yahoo has turned off automatic email forwarding—a crucial feature when changing email accounts—for Yahoo Mail users. Anyone who has already enabled the feature is not affected, but others cannot activate it. On its help pages, Yahoo says mail forwarding…
Latest news
Bye-bye batteries? MIT’s new power sponge could hold key to electric cars
A new non-carbon material could lead the way to supercapacitors that challenge batteries for capacity but with far superior output.
9to5Mac
Review: Raumfeld’s Stereo Cubes produce amazing stereo sound, but feature familiar software and streaming service weaknesses
Back in August I reviewed the Raumfeld One M Wireless Speaker and I was thoroughly impressed by the sound emanating from such a compact speaker. The One M featured a 5-driver 2-way stereo speaker solution that came bundled with its own built-in down-firing subwoofer. The result was nothing less than…
Newswise: SciNews
Uncoventional Cell Division in the Caribbean Sea
Bacteria are immortal as long as they keep dividing. For decades it has been assumed that a continuous, proteinaceous ring is necessary to drive the division of most microorganisms. An international team led by Silvia Bulgheresi, University of Vienna, revealed that the symbiont of the marine roundworm…
Newswise: SciNews
UF/IFAS Researchers Find Biological Treatment for Cow Disease; Could Help Humans, Too
The study’s findings suggest chitosan microparticles kill bacteria in cow uteri, said KC Jeong, assistant professor of animal sciences at UF/IFAS. He said it may someday be possible for chitosan microparticles to be used to help humans who have become ill from consuming E. coli-contaminated food, but…
Newswise: SciNews
Trove of Alzheimer’s Patients’ Molecular, Clinical Data Available
In what the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has described as a pioneering effort, a research team at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Jacksonville, Florida, has made public a treasure trove of data aimed at accelerating development of therapies for Alzheimer’s disease.
RT – Daily news
Russia partially lifts ban on fruit imports from Turkey
Moscow has decided to resume buying some fruits from Ankara, as the countries’ relations continue to thaw after last year’s dispute over a downed Russian jet. Read Full Article at RT.com
The Verge – All Posts
Peak Design’s Everyday Backpack is the backpack I want to use every day
This is not an ad for Peak Design, though it might read like it. It’s not a paid endorsement, though I can understand how my enthusiasm for the company’s first backpack could be misconstrued as such. See, I like the Peak Design Everyday Backpack — I like it a lot. It’s one of those rare products that…
Lifehacker
12 Ingredients That Add Big Flavor to Any Vegetable Dish
I know some people are perfectly content to munch away on a big ol’ stalk of raw broccoli, but I need a little more encouragement in the veggie-eating arena. Luckily, Lucky Peach has compiled a list of twelve flavor-blasted pantry items to add depth, texture, and taste to all of your favorite vegetables.Click…
BBC News – World
Did Russia hack the US Democrats?
US intelligence officials have accused Russia of trying to influence the outcome of the US presidential election by deploying cyber-attacks.
DigsDigs
Brick Family House With Glazed Intervention
Looking for a cool idea for an extension of your home? Today we’ve got a great example for you! Connect Parkville, a project by Melbourne based studio Steffen Welsch Architects demonstrates merging old with new and in the case, it has manifested as a quiet extension that has been inserted in-between…
BBC News – World
The Syrians turning barrel bombs into power
Syrians are using barrels from barrel bombs to help create electricity.
Digital Trends
Baidu’s medical assistant chatbot will be music to patients’ ears
Chatbots had a rough start to 2016, with Microsoft’s Tay morphing from an AI sweetheart into a racist, sexist Holocaust-denier within a day. But these bots have nonetheless become one of the most prevalent expressions of AI today. Everybody is betting on them — Apple with Siri, Microsoft with Cortana,…
RT – Daily news
Migrants plan strike action to prove contribution to UK
Migrant workers are planning a labor boycott to highlight the role they play in British society in response to growing concerns over post-Brexit racism. Read Full Article at RT.com
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
MIT Media Lab designs synthetic 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…
9to5Mac
Nomad expands its Apple Watch band lineup with sporty new Vulcanized LSR Silicone Straps
Nomad is out today with a new Apple Watch band style made from silicone and stainless steel. The new Vulcanized LSR (Liquid Silicone Rubber) Silicone Strap retails for $39.95 which is $10 cheaper than either Apple’s Sport bands or Woven Nylon bands. more…Filed under: Apple
SlashGear
First Chevy Bolt EVs will Land on the West Coast
There is a lot for EV shoppers to be excited about with the Chevy Bolt EV. The vehicle has a 238-mile EPA estimated driving range and will start at $37,495 before any state or federal tax incentives on the purchase of an electric vehicle are figured in. The only piece of the puzzle outstanding as far…
Slashdot
Nokia Crawls Towards Comeback With New Phones Announcement
An anonymous reader shares a report on The Register: The “new Nokia” appears going for volume rather than margins as it makes a comeback into phones. A new venture called HMD Global has licensed the rights to the Nokia brand for use in phones, which will be made by Foxconn. Three or four new Nokia-branded…
Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Gets A Very Weird Trailer
Aldo Jones is known for creating extremely weird trailer edits and his take on Rogue One is just that—weird as hell. Though, I have to say, Alf and Deadpool in a Star Wars movie sounds like a really good time. Watch the video below. (via Laughing Squid)
TechCrunch
MIT’s new software makes multi-material 3D printing easy
 Using a mixture of different materials in 3D printing has been difficult for the user end, requiring basically knowledge of programming and specific training, but new software developed by MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab aims to be the “Photoshop for 3D materials,” making it accessible…
Scientific American Content: Global
South Africa Plans Massive Health Study
If the tracking effort nets long-term funding it would be Africa’s largest demographics project — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
ArchDaily
8 Tips on Becoming Successful as a Sole Practitioner
Perhaps the most famous contemporary sole practitioner is Glenn Murcutt, who still works alone in spite of winning the Pritzker Prize in 2002. Image © <a href=’https://www.flickr.com/photos/unrosarinoenvietnam/3783205881′>Flickr user unrosarinoenvietnam</a> licensed under <a…
Deals
Today’s Best Deals: Anker Flashlights, Vizio Sound Bars, Bluetooth Headphones
Vizio sound bars, Anker flashlights, and a complete $60 tool set lead off Tuesday’s best deals. Read more…
Curbed National
Could giant bubbles make Beijing’s historic courtyard housing more livable?
Architect Ma Yansong thinks so Welcome back to The Architect’s City, a monthly series inviting an emerging architect to reimagine an existing structure in his or her city, submitting a speculative proposal for Curbed readers. This month, Beijing’s Ma Yansong of MAD Architects wants to bring new life…
Architizer
This Brutal World: 8 Curved Concrete Structures From Around the Globe
When architecture critic Reyner Banham set out to identify what would come to be known as Brutalism, he distilled his concerns into a single, simple question. “The New Brutalism,” he asked. “Ethic or aesthetic?” In Banham’s binary, the post-war building style was not about what makes it, in popular…
RT – Daily news
Trans-Siberian turns 100: Fascinating facts about the world’s longest railroad
The world’s longest railway line, the Trans-Siberian, turns 100 in 2016, yet remains one of the busiest lines across the globe. Take a look at the staggering numbers behind the route. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
Royal Bank of Scotland crushed British businesses for profit – leak claims
The majority state-owned Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) profited from crippling and destroying thousands of UK businesses during the crisis as part of its ‘Dash for Cash’ project, according to documents published by BuzzFeed and the BBC. Read Full Article at RT.com
kottke.org
Gorgeous photos of NASA’s rockets and robots
Wired took an exclusive tour of NASA’s rockets and robots with photographer Benedict Redgrove and the photographic results are — sorry! — out of this world. Best viewed on Redgrove’s site, who must be — still sorry!! — over the moon about how they turned out. But seriously, that DARPA centaur-on-wheels…
9to5Mac
Bezel-free iPhone patents keep coming, latest showing light-sensor embedded in display
With Apple expected to be aiming to make the 2017 iPhone as close to bezel-free as possible, the company will need to take tech that currently sits above or below the screen and find a way to embed it into the display itself. We saw last week the latest patent for embedding Touch ID into the display,…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Scientists just transmitted data across a national electricity grid for the first time
For the first time anywhere on Earth, new data transmission technology has been successfully tested on UK’s national electricity grid. The achievement marks a leap forward toward ‘virtual’ power grids which would allow homes and businesses to use energy more wisely. Technology like this could help people…
Engadget Full RSS Feed
Cassia Hub handles multi-room audio with any Bluetooth speakers
We first met the Cassia Hub back at CES, a device that offered the similar connectivity to a WiFi router but for Bluetooth. Now the company is announcing a new feature that will allow owners of that Bluetooth “router” a way to connect their wireless speakers for multi-room audio. The new tool is called…
The Awesomer
Geocaching Must-Haves
LinkIf you’ve never experienced geocaching, you’re missing out on a fantastic adventure, as you explore the world around you with your GPS in search of hidden containers. Everyday Carry provides a list of essential gear for your treasure hunting missions. More Awesome Stuff: B.A.M.F.F. Tactical…
The Awesomer
Vouke Tactical Flashlight Multitool
Price: $30  | BuyIf you carry just one tool in your bag, let it be Vouke’s combination flashlight and bladed multitool. It’a got a bright CREE LED lamp, and six versatile blades for everything from fishing to cutting wood, opening bottles and cans, and tightening nuts and screws. More Awesome…
Scientific American Content: Global
Big Pharma’s Manufactured Epidemic: The Misdiagnosis of ADHD
Investigative journalist Alan Schwarz sounds the alarm — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Newswise: SciNews
Genomic Study of High School Students From Across Denmark Reveals Remarkable Genetic Homogeneity
People from Denmark are remarkably genetically similar to each other, report researchers in the journal GENETICS, a publication of the Genetics Society of America. The study revealed that, Denmark has a relatively genetically homogeneous population as people have mixed freely throughout the country.
Engadget RSS Feed
President Obama outlines vision for sending humans to Mars
This morning, CNN published a piece by President Barack Obama in which he outlines plans to get human to Mars in the 2030s. It gives a bit more detail to desires expressed by the president for years now — he first mentioned the 2030 timeframe back i…
Reason.com Full Feed
Natural Gas Ambush Killed Off Coal Mining Industry, Not Obama’s ‘War on Coal’
Way back in 1991, Jesse Ausubel, head of the Human Environment Program at Rockefeller University, predicted that humanity would be following the “light path” toward progressive decarbonization of our primary energy consumption. “For 200 years, the world has progressively lightened its energy diet by…
Reason.com Full Feed
Say Hi to the NSA in Your Next Email: New at Reason
It’s been a rough month for Yahoo. Within a few weeks, the struggling tech-company was accused of undermining its customers’ security and privacy, after a massive hack of user-data from 2014 was followed-up this fall with allegations of involvement in an unprecedented government surveillance program….
Mashable
Driverless cars, electric vehicles and mass transit could transform cities
Three early transportation trends could soon transform the way global city dwellers get around, analysts say.  The switch to electric cars, use of car sharing services and the arrival of driverless vehicles are all expected to grow substantially by 2030 — potentially making it cleaner and easier to…
Mashable
Samantha Bee calls Paul Ryan a p*ssy and Donald Trump a b*tch
“Oh yeah, I’m going in on this like a bitch,” Samantha Bee said with exhilaration on Monday’s episode of Full Frontal. Over multiple segments of her show, Bee eviscerated Donald Trump’s recent vulgar comments about women, his statement of apology and the Republican party’s response to their nominee’s…
The Verge – All Posts
Turn your GoPro into a Nerf football with this Kickstarter project
The AER is a Kickstarter project that looks to take the same concussion-avoiding principles of the classic foam Nerf football and apply it to your GoPro instead. AERVIDEO claims that the AER, which consists of a Nerf-inspired foam casing and fins, makes it possible to safely throw your GoPro up in…
Physics News
Lithium ion batteries may benefit from porous amorphous silicon anodes
Next-generation anodes for lithium ion batteries will probably no longer be made of graphite. Silicon, which is a related material, can provide a much higher capacity than graphite, but its …
CNET News.com
Welcome your new robot overlords: humans – CNET
There’s a new XPrize on the horizon, and its goal is to offer us control of high-functioning robots all around the world.
io9
This Classic Sci-Fi Concept Could Solve a Key Hurdle to Interstellar Travel
Spherical, orb-like aliens are one of science fiction’s most beloved tropes, from countless golden age classics to appearances in Star Trek and Dr. Who. It’s unclear whether this is a case of science fiction inspiring innovation or simply great minds thinking alike, but now, prominent scientists are…
BBC News – World
IS confirms death of propaganda chief Abu Mohammed al-Furqan
So-called Islamic State confirms the death last month of one of its most senior leaders, information minister Abu Mohammed al-Furqan.
Popular Science
Gaining A New Perspective On The Cause of Obesity
From Our Blogs: Under The Microscope Researchers have found a possible lynchpin stemming from the immune system Researchers have shown in mice obesity may be an immune-related condition with one molecule playing a major role in its development.
VentureBeat
Western Digital goes for performance and sustainability with new solid state drives
Western Digital has gone both blue and green. The maker of hard drives and storage devices has a new line of high-capacity solid state drives (SSDs) that emphasize either the high-performance or the “green” nature of the sustainable power consumption levels. In WD’s parlance, blue means fast. Green…
VentureBeat
Achronix’s Speedcore speeds programmable chip performance by 10X
Achronix is announcing today that its Speedcore technology for programmable chips can improve performance 10-fold, reduce power by 50 percent, and cut costs as much as 90 percent. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company has designed field-programmable gate arrays, or semiconductor chips that can be programmed by…
VentureBeat
Netgear’s Arlo Pro is an ultra-convenient wireless home security camera
Slowly but surely, Netgear is chipping away at the reasons for not having a home security camera. In the past, hooking these cameras up to the internet was a hassle. But the new Netgear Arlo Pro debuting today is making is far simpler to monitor your entire home. Arlo Pro cameras go with a special low-power…
VentureBeat
Oncomfort wins award for helping cancer patients manage anxiety through VR
Oncomfort has won a prize for helping cancer patients manage their anxiety through a virtual reality app. The company won a $50,000 grand prize in the C3 Prize contest sponsored by pharmaceutical firm Astellas Oncology during the European Society of Medical Oncology Annual Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark….
VentureBeat
Netatmo launches Healthy Home Coach to monitor your indoor climate
Netatmo wants to make sure the air in your home is fit for breathing. With that in mind, the New York company is announcing its Healthy Home Coach indoor climate monitor today for $100. The Healthy Home Coach monitors the quality of your air and records that data, along with humidity, temperature, and…
VentureBeat
Microsoft details Dynamics 365 pricing ahead of November 1 release
In conjunction with its Summit conference in Tampa, Florida, today, Microsoft is providing more detail about the release of its Dynamics 365 cloud software for customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP). The combined offering, which will become available on November…
VentureBeat
Tile unveils Mate, a tiny $25 Bluetooth tracker for finding your keys
Tile, maker of little Bluetooth-enabled devices that help you find lost stuff, announced a new product today: a small key ring tracker designed to replace the company’s two-year-old flagship product. At $25, Tile’s new Bluetooth tracker — the Tile Mate — looks a lot like the original Tile, but it’s…
Gizmodo
Anker Makes Flashlights Now, and They’re All On Sale Today
Anker, producer of a lot of your favorite charging gear, has its own line of flashlights now, and all three are on sale today.Read more…
Latest Items from TreeHugger
Mysterious ‘ghost redwoods’ may survive to help nearby trees
Albino redwoods shouldn’t exist, but they do. Now a biologist finds an explanation in the tree network that thrives beneath the forest floor.
Latest Items from TreeHugger
10 reasons to eat as much local food as you can
Buying local food does so much more than just putting fresh food on the table. It builds local economies and communities, even inhibiting urban sprawl.
Deals
Here’s a Rare $7 Qi Charging Pad Deal
Update: We’re having some trouble with this promo code. We’ll send out a Tweet if it’s fixed. Read more…
Motherboard RSS Feed
Ken Bone’s Question About Energy Policy Was Pretty Great
One of the biggest things to come out of Sunday’s presidential debate was Kenneth Bone: the man, the meme, and the only person to ask a good question about America’s energy future.Bone, a coal power worker, posed the town hall’s penultimate question, putting Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on the spot…
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
‘Weighing’ atoms with electrons
Motherboard RSS Feed
I’m Struggling to Grow Older With My Favorite Childhood Sci-Fi Show
Illustration: Shaye Anderson Once, they were a robot, a lithe cat-person, a hologrammatic projection of a dead jerk, and a 25-year-old Liverpudlian who was also the last human alive. Now, they’re four aging British men squeezing themselves into their old costumes, playing the same old characters, as…
RT – Daily news
Clinton knew Saudi Arabia, Qatar provide ‘clandestine’ support to ISIS – WikiLeaks
Emails published by Wikileaks between Hillary Clinton and her presidential campaign chairman John Podesta pull back the curtain on the fight against Islamic State. One reveals the presidential candidate identifying Saudi Arabia and Qatar as “financial and logistic” supporters of the terrorist group….
Gadget Review
Polaroid Touch is an Insta-Print Digital Camera with an LCD Screen
Polaroid Touch is an Insta-Print Digital Camera with an LCD Screen Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site Polaroid was once famous for it’s snap-and-print cameras – those old versions that spat out little photograph slips that you had to wave around to encourage the chemical layers to activate….
FiveThirtyEight
Significant Digits For Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news.+16 pointsHouse Speaker Paul Ryan is in the unenviable position of trying to keep his job while also distancing himself and his party from Donald Trump. This is hard for Ryan because Republicans like Donald…
Fast Company
If Corporations Are People, Why Not Nature?
One of New Zealand’s sacred forests has been given the legal status of a person because of its cultural significance. Where’s next? One of New Zealand’s sacred forests has been given the legal status of a person because of its cultural significance. Where’s next?In recent years,…
Scientific American Content: Global
What Radiation-Resistant Space Fungus Can Do for Drug Discovery
Resilient fungi survived Chernobyl, was sent into space and is now being studied in California — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Popular Science
Inside The Tesla Factory And Elon Musk’s Master Plan
Cars Solar roofs, shareable cars, maybe an Iron Man flying suit Elon Musk recently released his Master Plan for Tesla’s future, which calls for cars with solar roofs, full autopilot, and even the ability to make money for their…
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