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C+ architects illuminates a beijing office with strategic sun-drenched courtyards
the courtyards are prone to dramatic lighting shifts, as generous windows fill the rooms with sun. The post C+ architects illuminates a beijing office with strategic sun-drenched courtyards appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Rectangular watches get an all-new look with Bulbul’s Oblong
A contemporary reinterpretation of a timeless watch silhouette.Photo: BulbulBulbul injects some Danish design into a very familiar watch silhouette: the rectangular case. Modern lines creates a look that’s unique to the brand and a design that anyone obsessed with minimalism should appreciate. The watch…
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Fight at the museum: how George Lucas learned that cultural locations matter
George Lucas got a surprise when his plans for a massive museum on Chicago’s lakefront were met with lawsuits. The post Fight at the museum: how George Lucas learned that cultural locations matter appeared first on Architecture Lab.
FIFA Mobile gets makeover to appeal to a global smartphone audience
EA Sports has learned a lot about making mobile games, and its latest revisions for its soccer app are prime examples of those lessons. FIFA Mobile Soccer’s latest update is live on iOS and Android, and it introduces a number of new modes built specifically for the way people enjoy games on smart devices….
This Former Nuclear Bunker Is Now Used to Preserve All of America’s Film Reels
There’s a fascinating backstory about the building that is now the National Audiovisual Conservation Center, which is where the Library of Congress stores all 6.3 million pieces of the library’s movie, television, and sound collection. It used to be a nuclear bunker that stored $4 billion during the…
Bureau of Meteorology in Australia was hacked by foreign spies
It is “likely” state-sponsored hackers successfully stole information from Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), authorities confirmed Wednesday. A report by the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) disclosed new details about an incident in 2015 involving Australia’s government weather service….
Watch us play Atlas Reactor, Trion’s original take on competitive strategy games
Most game publishers have moved beyond their desire to chase after the enormous amount of money that Riot Games is making with League of Legends and Valve is minting with Dota 2. But while few companies are attempting to release new multiplayer online arena battlers (MOBAs), some of their most recognizable…
Facebook will buy Twitter
GUEST: Indulge me for a few minutes — just enough to allow the title to bite me in the arse. There are, of course, lots of reasons why it shouldn’t happen; regulatory, financial, demand-based, the bullying and abuse problem, good old rivalry (after all, Facebook did try to buy Twitter before, allegedly…
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Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are putting together a team to help them give away billions
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan have promised to give away all of their wealth, and they chose a lofty goal for one of their first philanthropic ventures: Cure all disease. The couple believes this will be a technological challenge in addition to a medical one. So Zuckerberg and…
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Twitter in continued talks with Salesforce: Report
Salesforce and Twitter continue potential acquisition talks, as big investors push back.
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NYT: Samsung engineers can’t replicate Galaxy Note 7 problems
Even though Galaxy Note 7 production has shut down and the phones should be on their way back to Samsung in fireproof boxes, the question of how everything went so wrong has yet to be answered. When it initiated a recall on September 2nd, the company…
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Samsung gets cooking with built-in kitchen appliances
Samsung’s Family Hub Refrigerator will soon have some smart company in the kitchen. Stopping short of offering a robot chef, the company is adding more app-enabled appliances with a new range of built-in ovens, cooktops and range hoods that connect to each other and the Samsung SmartThings…
Next Big Future
Possible extraterrestrial intelligence evidence – Peculiar periodic spectral modulations 234 solar type stars out of 2.5 million stars
The Sloan Digital Sky Survey has analyzed 2.5 million stars and is seeing very short light pulses along with normal light spectrums from their stars. The brief light pulses seen at 234 out of 2.5 million stars is consistent with a high power laser (which our current technology is capable of making) and…
RT – Daily news
‘It’s different’: US justifies Saudi ‘self-defense’ in Yemen, slams Russia’s actions in Syria
The US says Saudi Arabia’s bombing of Yemen was an act of “self-defense” against Iranian missiles on its border. While there are similarities with the Syrian conflict, Washington sees “differences” between the deaths of over 150 civilians, blamed on Riyadh, and the situation in Aleppo. Read Full Article…
Adorn Your Desk in Walnut and Leather with Grovemade
GrovemadeGrovemade builds some of the most beautiful things you can put in your work space, fusing elements like leather and wood to raise your desk game to the next level- literally and figuratively.It starts with the Monitor Stand, Laptop Stand or MacBook Dock, and wood and leather Mouse Pad. From…
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Vodafone Australia and Nokia attain 5Gbps speeds in 5G showcase
Following Telstra and Ericsson’s live 5G trial last month, Vodafone and Nokia have demonstrated 5G use cases during a live trial of the network technology at UTS.
Next Big Future
President Obama declares goal of sending humans to Mars by 2030 but does not announce any significant budget for the goal
President declares the goal of sending humans to Mars by 2030We have set a clear goal vital to the next chapter of America’s story in space: sending humans to Mars by the 2030s and returning them safely to Earth, with the ultimate ambition to one day remain there for an extended time. Getting to Mars…
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‘No more carrots’: Jerusalem deputy mayor vows to stop Palestinian ‘animals’ after deadly shooting
Following a drive-by shooting in East Jerusalem that left two Israelis dead, the deputy mayor of Jerusalem vowed to punish those responsible and to stop the alleged “animal behavior” of Palestinians through severe repercussions. Read Full Article at
Shady crow helps police by unintentionally finding drugs
Crows are so smart that they’re almost shady. They can use tools, joy ride on the back of eagles and, it turns out, find illegal drugs for you.  That’s what police in Western Australia found out Tuesday when they were investigating the discovery of a bag of methamphetamine found on the ground at a service…
Baby Boomers Don’t Have a Stronger Work Ethic Than Later Generations, Says Study
A team of U.S. researchers from Wayne State University in Detroit have published research in Springer’s Journal of Business and Psychology that dispels the popular belief that baby boomers have a greater work ethic than people born a decade or two later. Science Daily reports: The economic success of…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Coral study reveals secrets of evolution
Onna, Japan (SPX) Oct 12, 2016 Corals first appeared on earth nearly half a billion years ago during the Cambrian Period of the Paleozoic Era. The ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle categorized corals as zoophyta, or “plant-animals”, due to their plant-like appearance. Closer examination of corals…
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By 2100, storms will unleash more floods in New York: study
New York (AFP) Oct 10, 2016 Extreme floods unleashed by massive storms on the scale of Hurricane Sandy in 2012 are expected to rise sharply in the coming decades in the New York City area, researchers said Monday. Using computer models to combine sea level rise and storm surge – flooding brought…
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Scientists triple known types of viruses in world’s oceans
Columbus OH (SPX) Oct 12, 2016 The world’s oceans teem with scientific mystery, unknowns that could prove to be tools that will one day protect the planet from global warming. Researchers report they’ve tripled the known types of viruses living in waters around the globe, and now have a better idea…
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After Hurricane Matthew, Haiti has lost its breadbasket
Kenscoff, Haiti (AFP) Oct 10, 2016 Mist begins its usual descent around her small house but tonight is not like the rest, and Marie-Therese Jean won’t be cooking a warm meal over a few coals. Her garden has been destroyed by the torrents of rain from Hurricane Matthew and she has no food stored…
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Research to answer a ‘crushing’ evolutionary question
Newark NJ (SPX) Oct 12, 2016 Studying the physical features of long-extinct creatures continues to yield surprising new knowledge of how evolution fosters traits desirable for survival in diverse environments. Placodonts are a case in point – specifically, the placodont teeth that Stephanie Crofts,…
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Hurricane-hit Haiti receives two water purification stations
Port-Au-Prince (AFP) Oct 11, 2016 Two water purification stations arrived in Haiti Tuesday, after Hurricane Matthew plowed through the Caribbean nation last week, leaving hundreds dead and raising fears of a spike in cholera. Both stations – which each produce 250,000 liters (66,000 gallons)…
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Soil microbes flourish with reduced tillage
Urbana IL (SPX) Oct 12, 2016 For the past several decades, farmers have been abandoning their plows in favor of a practice known as no-till agriculture. Today, about one-third of U.S. farmers are no longer tilling their fields, and still more are practicing conservation tillage–using equipment that…
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Researchers create technique for opening insects’ exoskeletons to study living cells
Iowa City IA (SPX) Oct 12, 2016 Scientists believe that hearing in fruit flies and in humans is remarkably similar at the cellular level, which is why they’d like to explore the fruit fly’s ear to learn more about how humans hear. But they can’t easily get at the fly ear. Research led by the…
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Globalization hasn’t affected what we grow and eat as much as you might think
Minneapolis MN (SPX) Oct 12, 2016 Walk through the produce aisle in a grocery store nearly anywhere in North America and you are likely to find fruits and vegetables imported from abroad alongside numerous iterations of domestic favorites. While the variety of foods available is striking, diets of…
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Invasive insects cost the world billions per year
Adelaide, Australia (SPX) Oct 12, 2016 Ecologists have estimated that invasive (non-native) insects cost humanity tens of billions of dollars a year – and are likely to increase under climate change and growing international trade. Researchers from the University of Adelaide in Australia and…
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Now Western Digital sells SSDs, too
Western Digital has launched a new range of consumer-focused solid state drives after several years spent banking on spinning-disk storage. The WD Blue and WD Green lines are SATA SSDs that you can slip into a laptop to get faster, more efficient performance than a hard drive. The products come five…
Explosion-Proof 93-Year-Old Bridge Refuses to Die
Old bridges never die, they just cross over to the other side.Read more…
BBC News – World
Obama: ‘Republicans shouldn’t endorse Trump’
President Obama has urged senior Republican politicians to formally withdraw their endorsement of Donald Trump as their candidate for the White House.
RT – Daily news
Emails show State Dept. helped Clinton Foundation donors get contracts for 2010 Haiti quake — report
International efforts to help Haiti following the 2010 earthquake have come under scrutiny recently, specifically those involving the Clinton Foundation. By combining aid groups and the private sector, the foundation may have given its friends special treatment. Read Full Article at
Top News – MIT Technology Review
Capitalism Behaving Badly
It’s time to rethink the role that government plays in shaping and supporting policies to solve big problems like climate change and income inequality.
Man of Many
Ergonomics Lesson – Grovemade Monitor Stand
While our recent ancestors lived in fear of getting a finger chopped off in the metal grinder or breaking a leg after falling off a scaffold, the threat to our own health is slightly less dramatic though no less real. As lame as it sounds, our current technological landscape poses threats like back and…
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Omnidirectional mobile robot has just 2 moving parts
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) Oct 12, 2016 More than a decade ago, Ralph Hollis invented the ballbot, an elegantly simple robot whose tall, thin body glides atop a sphere slightly smaller than a bowling ball. The latest version, called SIMbot, has an equally elegant motor with just one moving part: the ball….
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NASA Takes Next Step in Green Aviation X-planes Plans
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 12, 2016 At the 39th meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organization, 191 countries reached a global climate deal to reduce carbon emissions from aviation. At the same time, NASA is working to create new experimental aircraft that will demonstrate new “green aviation”…
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Airbus Defence and Space-built PeruSAT-1 delivers first images
Paris, France (SPX) Oct 12, 2016 The PeruSAT-1 satellite, designed and built by Airbus Defence and Space, the world’s second largest space company, has delivered its first images after its successful launch on 16 September from Kourou. “We constructed PeruSAT-1 in a record time of less than…
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Observing the birth of quasiparticles in real time
Innsbruck, Austria (SPX) Oct 10, 2016 The concept of quasiparticles is a powerful tool to describe processes in many-body quantum systems, such as solid-state materials. For example, when an electron moves through a solid, it generates polarization in its environment because of its electrical charge….
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Stellar ages in seconds
Gottingen, Germany (SPX) Oct 12, 2016 Living for billions and billions of years, it is no simple task to figure out how old a star is. Fortunately, despite appearances, earthquake-like pulsations cause stars like our Sun to vibrate, imprinting fluctuations in the light they emit and leaving clues…
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Discovery of an extragalactic hot molecular core
Sendai, Japan (SPX) Oct 12, 2016 Astronomers have discovered a ‘hot molecular core,’ a cocoon of molecules surrounding a newborn massive star, for the first time outside our Galaxy. The discovery, which marks the first important step for observational studies of extragalactic hot molecular cores…
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China may be only country with space station in 2024
Beijing (XNA) Oct 12, 2016 China may be the only country to have space station in service in 2024, said Lei Fanpei, chairman of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp. (CASC). Lei told Xinhua on Friday that China plans to launch the experimental core module of its space station around…
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Tech giants race for edge in artificial intelligence
San Francisco (AFP) Oct 12, 2016 Major technology firms are racing to infuse smartphones and other internet-linked devices with software smarts that help them think like people. The effort is seen as an evolution in computing that allows users to interact with machines in natural conversation…
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Discovery: A new form of light
Burlington VT (SPX) Oct 12, 2016 Glow-in-the-dark stickers, weird deep-sea fish, LED lightbulbs – all have forms of luminescence. In other words, instead of just reflecting light, they make their own. Now a team of scientists from the University of Vermont and Dartmouth College have discovered a…
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Detonating white dwarfs as supernovae
New York NY (SPX) Oct 12, 2016 A new mathematical model created by astrophysicists at the American Museum of Natural History details a way that dead stars called white dwarfs could detonate, producing a type of explosion that is instrumental to measuring the extreme distances in our universe. The…
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Data improves hurricane forecasts, but uncertainties remain
Washington (AFP) Oct 7, 2016 With modern technology, people can watch hurricanes churn in real time and forecasts are on-target up to seven days in advance – but experts say some puzzling storm traits are harder to solve. Using hurricane hunter aircraft, converted military drones, weather balloons…
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another studio handcrafts ‘yoke, ruffle, peak and puff’ pendant lights
influenced by the craft of tailoring, each piece was constructed using pattern-cutting techniques on the wood veneer to create elegant and seamless structures. The post another studio handcrafts ‘yoke, ruffle, peak and puff’ pendant lights appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Moscow has no legal, moral reasons to extradite Snowden – Russia envoy to US
Edward Snowden’s extradition to the US is impossible on “legal and moral” grounds, Russia’s ambassador to Washington said. Speaking in the wake of the WikiLeaks ‘Podesta emails’ revelations, he also denied Russian interference in US internal affairs. Read Full Article at
Mises Institute
Will Eliminating Cash Save the Economy?
Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssMoney and BanksMoney and BankingValue and ExchangeWill Eliminating Cash Save the Economy? 0 Views Given the still-subdued economic growth many experts are of the view that the presence of cash has constrained central banks from setting negative rates…
Digital Trends
Facebook, Twitter cut off surveillance tool used by police to monitor protestors
Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are cutting ties with a social media surveillance company after a report by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) claimed it was being used by the police to target protestors. Digital Trends reported in April that Geofeedia — a social media mapping tool that analyses…
BBC News – World
‘Four soldiers dead’ in Myanmar clashes
At least four soldiers are killed in a third day of violent clashes in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state, the army says.
Jetson Green
One World Trade Center Awarded LEED Gold
One World Trade Center, built by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, has recently been awarded the LEED Gold certification due to its sustainable design. Given its height, and its completely glazed façade, that’s quite impressive. One World Trade Center was completed in 2016, and measures exactly 1,776…
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Clinton camp calls WikiLeaks ‘Russian propaganda arm’ after damaging emails leak
Hillary Clinton’s campaign has dubbed WikiLeaks “Russian propaganda,” accusing it of supporting Republican candidate Donald Trump. The comments came after a cache of leaked emails from the campaign’s chairman were published by the whistleblowing website. Read Full Article at
Don’t throw out old potatoes because you could turn them into cheese
Lactose intolerant folks and vegans, rejoice! Looks like it’s possible to turn your old potatoes into delicious, meltable cheese. Australian company PotatoMagic, spearheaded by chemical engineer, YouTube chef casual spud enthusiast Andrew Dyhin, has come up with a process whereby your garden variety…
BBC News – World
Record US flooding from hurricane
Heavy flooding has arrived in North Carolina after Hurricane Matthew dumped more than a foot (30cm) of rain into parts of the state.
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Inflatable pop-up night club can disappear as soon as the party is over
This pop-up night club made of black PVC membrane can be deflated and transported to another location as soon as the party is over. The temporary installation SHELTER, designed by BUREAU A, may seem tiny, but is big enough to fit furniture, a bar, a spot for a DJ and even a dance floor. BUREAU…
Discover Magazine
Saving California’s Seals and Sea Lions
We tend to think of famine in human terms. But animal populations also experience wide-spread hunger, and the hundreds of emaciated young seals and sea lions stranded on California beaches in the past year were a poignant example. Fortunately, a large team of citizen scientists at The Marine Mammal…
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Cessna Citation Longitude super mid-size jet completes maiden flight
The business jet market has shown healthy growth in recent years and Textron has reaffirmed its desire to join the big hitters as its Cessna Aircraft Company subsidiary announced that its latest Citation Longitude has successfully completed its maiden flight. On October 8, the super-midsize…
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Several dead in Burma after armed men clash with troops
Twelve people have died in the north of Myanmar’s Rakhine state in clashes between armed men and troops, state media reported Wednesday, in a sharp escalation of violence in the restive region.
Gear Patrol
10 Suede Straps Perfect for Your Vintage Watch
The fresh side of the hide is perfect for your wrist. …Read More »
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Meet the Father of Snowsurfing, Taro Tamai
Learn what it takes to be one of the most stylish snowboarders on the planet. …Read More »
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Watch News You Missed This Week
Ulysse Nardin’s complicated travel watch, an affordable dress watch with an in-house movement and Audemars Piguet’s new museum. …Read More »
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Deals of Note: October 12, 2016
How to save on an Anker power bank, Club Monaco seed stitch crew, and a Gerber multitool. …Read More »
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Today in Gear: October 12, 2016
Vacheron Constantin’s stunning new Overseas Chronograph, a handmade steel bicycle, artisan glassware, a cordless vacuum and much more. …Read More »
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Latest Regs Show “Consumer Protection” Can Justify Pretty Much Anything
Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssThe EntrepreneurPolitical TheoryLatest Regs Show “Consumer Protection” Can Justify Pretty Much Anything 0 Views The government thrives on regulation, and when new and burgeoning markets find themselves operating in unregulated territories, it doesn’t…
Sponges hold the key to the batteries of the future – CNET
A new energy storage device developed by MIT researchers that uses sponge-like structures could outstrip the current carbon-based tech.
The Next Web
ACLU: US police tracked protesters using data from Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
It can be fun to tag people in your photos and status updates on social media, and sharing hashtags and your location in posts can make them easier to find. But you might think otherwise after reading what the American Civil Liberties Union has to say about your data. The ACLU of Northern California…
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Collaboration between business units key to IT cost-optimisation in 2017
In the year to come, IT cost optimisation needs to be an ongoing, collaborative process involving not just CIOs, but leaders in other company divisions.
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Berkeley Lab announces first transistor with a working 1-nanometer gate
Schematic of a transistor with molybdenum disulfide semiconductor and 1-nanometer carbon nanotube gate. (credit: Sujay Desai/Berkeley Lab) The first transistor with a working 1-nanometer (nm) gate has been created by a team led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) scientists. Until…
The Best PC Speakers
A good audio setup is essential when it comes to fully experiencing music, movies, and games on a PC. We’ve done the dirty work of researching various PC speakers to bring the best options in three categories: best studio speakers, best 2.1 speakers, and best budget speakers.
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In quest for one terabit per second wireless, radio returns to its roots
With smartphones glued to our hands providing ready access to the sum of humanity’s knowledge and cat videos, the world as a whole is chewing through serious amounts of data. Researchers are using infrared, the UHF spectrum, and mm-wave transceivers to find faster and more efficient ways to…
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1994 Nobel Prize won by John F. Nash (A Beautiful Mind) goes to auction
In April 2013, a Nobel Prize medal won by Francis Crick for the discovery of the structure of DNA sold for $2,270,500, fifty times more than any prior Nobel Prize medal. The high price immediately catalysed a new marketplace with prices exceeding $500,000 the norm. Now one of the most famous…
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British govt admits marijuana extract has medicinal effect
The British government has announced that a chemical compound found in cannabis can be considered medicinal. The compound, known as CBD, does not produce a “high,” but is said to have beneficial effects. Read Full Article at
‘Drone doctors’ are helping bring whales back from brink of extinction
The southern right whale was given its name because tragically, it was the “right” whale for whaling. The animals tended to swim close to shore, making them easy marks for whalers who hunted them to the brink of extinction.  Thanks to drones, researchers are helping the southern right whale make a comeback…
Brain Pickings
I Am Not I: Philosopher Jacob Needleman on How We Become Who We Are and the Path to Self-Liberation
“There is always something more than two opposing truths. The whole truth always includes a third part, which is the reconciliation.” “This is the entire essence of life: Who are you? What are you?” So proclaimed Leo Tolstoy in the diaries of his youth. “I: how firm a letter; how reassuring the three…
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Watch How Bizarre ‘Water Monsters’ Get a Second Chance
Traditional Mexican farmers and scientists have teamed up to save the endangered axolotl in Mexico City.
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Haunting Pictures Show Earth Rising Over the Moon
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Reported Sighting of Extinct River Dolphin is Unlikely
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There’s More Than One Way to Map an Election
Gears of War 4 is now out on Xbox One, Windows 10
It’s not yet be the season for gaming or buying new games, but, for a true-blooded gamer, there really are no seasons. Heralding that season, Microsoft Studios and The Coalition, not Epic Games, have pushed the button to launch Gears of War 4 into the hands of fans. Technically the fifth installment… – latest science and technology news stories
Firm linked to social media surveillance loses data access (Update)
Twitter and Facebook on Tuesday revoked data access for an analytics firm which according to a civil liberties group helped law enforcement track protesters in social movements in US cities. – latest science and technology news stories
Personal computer sales continue to slide
Industry reports released on Tuesday showed that shipments of personal computers slid anew in the recently ended quarter as lifestyles continued to shift to smartphones and tablets.
BBC News – World
Western contact with China began long before Marco Polo, experts say
China and the West were in contact more than 1,500 years before European explorer Marco Polo arrived in China, new finds suggest.
BBC News – World
US election: Obama blasts Trump with 7-Eleven jibe
President Obama blasts Donald Trump’s recent remarks about women, saying they would be intolerable even if applying for a job at a 7-Eleven store.
designboom | architecture & design magazine
kengo kuma develops timber mobile home for a nomadic lifestyle
based on simplifying everyday life to the bare necessities, the trailer-like space is a nature-oriented dwelling with its entire envelope made from wood. The post kengo kuma develops timber mobile home for a nomadic lifestyle appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Zanerobe Tech Spray Jacket
A standout piece of outerwear designed to take on tough workouts.
Benchmade SOCP Spear Point
A fixed blade knife built for stealthy carry and deadly deployment. – latest science and technology news stories
Toyota, Suzuki tying up in technology, ecology partnership
Toyota, the world’s top automaker, and Suzuki, a Japanese rival that specializes in tiny vehicles, are tying up in a partnership. – latest science and technology news stories
Invasive plants dye woodpeckers red
An ornithological mystery has been solved! Puzzling red feathers have been popping up in eastern North America’s “yellow-shafted” population of Northern Flickers, but they aren’t due to genes borrowed from their “red-shafted” cousins to the west, according to a new study in The Auk: Ornithological Advances…. – latest science and technology news stories
Public interest in plane crashes only predicted ‘if death toll is 50 or higher’
Researchers have analysed data that reveals which plane crashes the public is interested in and why. They counted the number of page views and edits of Wikipedia articles about 1,500 plane crashes around the world to discover that a death toll of around 50 is the minimum threshold for predicting significant… – latest science and technology news stories
Emission reductions hampered by EU internal policy processes, new research finds
Transport is a significant and growing contributor to climate change. To play its part in achieving ‘safe’ global warming levels, substantial cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector are needed. Within the European Union, pledges have been made to reduce the sector’s emissions of greenhouse… – latest science and technology news stories
Foreign spies hacked Australian agency, report says
Foreign spies installed malicious software on an Australian government agency’s computer system, stealing an unknown number of documents, an official report revealed Wednesday, stopping short of naming the country involved. – latest science and technology news stories
Impact of pesticide on bumblebees revealed by taking experiments into the field
A study in which free-foraging bee colonies were placed in the field has shown that pesticide exposure can affect colony development. – latest science and technology news stories
From unknown to beardog: Findings rescue fossils from ‘trashbin’ genus
Large, ferocious-looking animals called beardogs—neither bears nor dogs – roamed the northern hemisphere between about 40 and 5 million years ago. – latest science and technology news stories
Hurricane Nicole delays next US cargo mission to space
The next US cargo supply trip to the International Space Station has been postponed until Sunday due to Hurricane Nicole, which is bearing down on Bermuda, NASA said Tuesday.
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Senate introduces legislation criminalising re-identification of anonymised data
The amendment makes the re-identification and disclosure of de-identified data offences punishable by up to two years’ imprisonment, while also forcing entities to notify agencies as soon as practicable.
Ryobi P883 ONE+ 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Super Combo Kit (4-Piece) $129
Ryobi P883 ONE+ 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Super Combo Kit (4-Piece) $129 – latest science and technology news stories
Vermont cabin becomes lab to study wind turbine noise
Once it was just another cabin on a Vermont hillside. Now it’s an emblem in the debate over noise from the growing wind energy industry. – latest science and technology news stories
YouTube buys FameBit, matchmaker for videos and sponsors
Google-owned YouTube on Tuesday announced it has bought FameBit, a marketplace where video makers can connect with brands interested in sponsoring their creations.
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World’s longest sightseeing escalator takes tourists for a ride in China
Not content with the world’s largest radio telescope, the world’s highest bridge and the world’s largest amphibious seaplane, China can now lay claim to the world’s longest sightseeing escalator. Located in the Enshi Grand Canyon in Hubei province, it measures 688 meters (2,257 ft) long and…
Seneo Wireless Ultra-slim Charging Pad for Qi-enabled Devices $6.99
Seneo Wireless Ultra-slim Charging Pad for Qi-enabled Devices $6.99
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After investing $1 billion, Apple takes a board seat at ‘China’s Uber’
Apple took a seat on the board of Chinese ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing weeks after the iPhone-maker invested $1 billion in the firm. This is according to regulatory filings spotted by The Information, which notes that the board appointment in late June was not disclosed at the time of the investment….
RT – Daily news
Russian senators back permanent deployment of air force to Syria
Russian senators have ratified an agreement that allows permanent deployment of the country’s air force in Syria, solidifying Moscow’s projection of power in the Middle East. Read Full Article at
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Hurricane Matthew death toll climbs in Haiti as UN seeks to extend peacekeeping mission
At least 473 people are now known to have died as Hurricane Matthew leveled swaths of southern Haiti last week, officials said Tuesday, as hard-hit communities struggled to rebuild homes and access food and clean water.
NatureNews – Most recent articles – science feeds
Safety concerns blight promising cancer therapy
As the first T-cell therapies for tumours near US approval, researchers race to engineer less-toxic alternatives.Nature 538 150 doi: 10.1038/538150a
Discover Magazine
Weapons of Math Destruction
Credit scores are one of the formulas that determine our world. They often work against us, from job prospects to how long we’re on hold.
Electric cars reportedly may account for 2/3 of all cars in wealthy cities by 2030
(Reuters) – Electric vehicles could account for two-thirds of all cars on the road by 2030 in wealthy cities such as London and Singapore due to stricter emissions regulation, falling technology costs and more consumer interest, research showed on Tuesday. Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming far more…
BBC News – World
The cinema whisperers who help blind people ‘see’ films
A group of volunteers in Indonesia have found a way of helping help blind people enjoy the movies – by whispering to them.
Newswise: SciNews
UT Southwestern Researchers Amplify Regeneration of Spinal Nerve Cells
UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers successfully boosted the regeneration of mature nerve cells in the spinal cords of adult mammals – an achievement that could one day translate into improved therapies for patients with spinal cord injuries. – latest science and technology news stories
Jordan’s airborne monuments men discover, protect sites
The helicopter door opens and Robert Bewley leans out hundreds of feet above the Hisban Roman ruins outside Amman, Jordan. Feet on the struts, the Oxford University archaeologist begins snapping photos as the chopper circles the ancient stones.
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Boeing pushes space taxi’s first ISS mission to late 2018
Boeing’s CS-100 Starliner won’t be ferrying astronauts to the ISS until December 2018 (or maybe even later), according to Aviation Week. The aerospace corp was supposed to help end NASA’s dependence on Russia’s Soyuz rockets by 2017, but it announced…
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H86 LCD Projector 180 Lumens 640 x 480 Pixels1080P Multimedia LED Projection ApparatusOnly $54.99Coupon: GBBH86Large Screen Experience – Relax your eyes from TV Whether you are watching a movie or a football game, the H86 Projector provides a big-screen experience from the comfort of your home.Thanks…
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motoi yamamoto sculpts an intricate sea of salt inside a traditional japanese home
on the final day of the festival, the artist plans to destroy the exhibition with the help of festival attendees, returning the salt to the nearby water. The post motoi yamamoto sculpts an intricate sea of salt inside a traditional japanese home appeared first on designboom | architecture & design…
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Google Andromeda Hits Google Laptops & Tablets Next Year
Google’s Andromeda is rumored to debut in the third quarter of next year in a new laptop called the Pixel 3. According to sources, Google also plans to launch a Nexus tablet that runs Andromeda.
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Keytruda: A breakthrough treatment to increase survival rates for lung cancer patients
A novel immunotherapy offers a unique breakthrough toward the successful treatment for lung cancer patients. This weekend, Merck announced the results of two major studies showing Keytruda’s superior ability to slow the progression of advanced lung cancer and reduce risk of death by fifty percent (50%)…
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South Korea is about to spend big money on making better robots
South Korea is already a world leader in robotics. We know this because last year a team from the country bagged top prize in DARPA’s highly valued Robotics Challenge event. And because it’s top of the global charts in terms of robot density. And because it came up with Drinky, the remarkable imbibing robot…
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Pumie Toilet Bowl Ring Remover
Rust stains on porcelain toilets can be really hard to remove. When a household scouring pad won’t do the trick, don’t go straight to the hydrochloric acid. Get a pumice stone like the Pumie Toilet Bowl Ring Remover. It’s like a magic eraser for rust. Don’t let the name fool you, it’s not just for rings….
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British MPs won’t get a vote on triggering Brexit negotiations – May spokeswoman
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Gunmen attack Shiite worshippers marking Ashura in Kabul mosque
Grieving worshippers Wednesday described desperately trying to shelter their children against a hail of gunfire in Kabul that killed at least 18 people gathering to mark Ashura, one of the most important festivals of the Shiite calendar.
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A radical revision of human genetics
Why many ‘deadly’ gene mutations are turning out to be harmless.Nature 538 154 doi: 10.1038/538154a – latest science and technology news stories
Sensory response to environmental stimuli modulated by form of vitamin B3 in worms
Experiments show that too much of a form of vitamin B3—nicotinamide—that is produced naturally inside of cells can lead to cell death in certain sensory cells and cause behavioral changes in the worm, Caenorhabditis elegans. The research, by a team of Penn State scientists, shows that excess nicotinamide… – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers develop an efficient dual-ion battery design
Dual-ion batteries (DIBs) are a new type of battery developed in recent years, typically using graphite as both the cathode and anode material. DIBs can operate across a wider voltage window with safer performance, and are cheaper than conventional lithium-ion batteries. – latest science and technology news stories
New evidence on terrestrial and oceanic responses to climate change over last millennium
A multidisciplinary research team including University of Granada (UGR) researchers has analyzed two sea bed loggings retrieved from the Alboran Sea’s basin at very high resolution and reconstructed climate and oceanographic conditions over the last millennium, including the anthropogenic influence in…
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Trump misled public about income ‒ records
New records show that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump misled the public when he claimed he made $694 million last year. Trump’s claims about his wealth, success and finances have been crucial to his voter appeal during his campaign. Read Full Article at
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Syria conflict: Rebels set up internment camp for IS defectors
An internment camp for former Islamic State militants and their families, including many Europeans, has been established in Syria, the BBC learns.
Embodied Energy: The Architecture of Hot Springs
Architecture emerges from place. Drawing inspiration from a site’s qualities and character, critically designed buildings clarify place by revealing its inherent logic. These projects could not exist anywhere else, and by their existence form a new contextual order. Hot spring resorts and spas…
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A Video Game That Slays Hiring Bias And Airdrops You Into The Right Job?
Scoutible creates games that measure potential you can’t get from a resume or interview. Could it level the playing field for job candidates? Scoutible creates games that measure potential you can’t get from a resume or interview. Could it level the playing field for job candidates?Demetrius…
Pokemon Go Could Add 2.83 Million Years To Users’ Lives, Says Study
An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNNMoney: A new study from Microsoft Research found that the most interested Pokemon Go players took 26% more steps than before using the app. The largest behavior changes were seen among sedentary users. No matter their gender, age, weight or lifestyle, Pokemon…
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Buy: Maple Sugar Cue
Maple syrup enthusiasts are all too aware of how messy and sticky the sweet condiment can be. But most will be thrilled to find out about Tonewood’s solid brick of maple syrup. With no pouring required, this block of deliciousness can be grated onto…… Continue…
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Deutsche Bank sells debt to raise cash
Germany’s biggest bank returned to the US high-grade bond market on Tuesday to sell an additional $1.5 billion worth of debt, offering more than double the yield it paid a year ago. Deutsche raised $3 billion in a bond sale last week. Read Full Article at
Vibia’s customisable Crea lighting collection is made for designers
Dezeen promotion: the Crea collection by Spanish lighting brand Vibia is made up of pendant, ceiling and wall lights that can be customised by designers to suit different spaces. Read more
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The world’s tallest tower just broke ground in Dubai
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How to create a really cool Wi-Fi map of your neighborhood
Have you ever heard of wardriving? It’s the act of searching for and mapping Wi-Fi networks from a moving vehicle. It’s a really cool way to create a map of the wireless signals in a certain location. Scott Helme shows us it’s not that hard to do. He equipped his car with the right tools, drove around…
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What to look for when you’re buying land for permaculture
Permaculturists usually talk more about chicken tractors than real estate. But this video is different.
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MP targets corruption with bill punishing promised bribes
A State Duma lawmaker representing parliamentary majority party United Russia has prepared a draft law introducing criminal responsibility for promises, proposals and requests of bribery. Read Full Article at
Lily Allen breaks down in tears over Calais child refugees
Lily Allen broke down in tears and apologised on behalf of the UK after meeting a stranded Afghan teenager in the Calais refugee camp.  SEE ALSO: Britain, not Mexico, is funding a big wall to stop migrants The unnamed 13-year-old is one of the 1,000 unaccompanied children who has been left to fend…
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Microsoft: ‘Hackers have exploited zero-days in Windows 10’s Edge, Office, IE’, issues fix
Microsoft’s October Patch Tuesday is a reminder why you shouldn’t click links or open attachments from unknown senders.
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Children pressured into ‘sexting’ nearly every day, police say
Children as young as 10 are being pressured into sharing explicit images of themselves “virtually every day,” police say, with many not reporting such requests because it has become so common. Read Full Article at
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How This Martian Moon Became the ‘Death Star’
LLNL researchers have demonstrated for the first time how an asteroid or comet could have caused a mega crater on Mars’ largest moon Phobos — which resembles the Death Star from the film “Star Wars” — without completely destroying the satellite.
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Russian jets resume bombing of Aleppo after several days of calm
Russian jets resumed heavy bombing of rebel-held eastern Aleppo on Tuesday after several days of relative calm, a rebel official and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights group said.
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23-Million-Year-Old Leaves Helped Solve an Antarctic Climate Mystery
As Antarctica melts, it’s releasing centuries’ worth of locked-away ice into the ocean and pushing sea levels higher. It’s scary stuff. But it also isn’t the first time this has happened. Looking back 23 million years ago, the Antarctic ice sheet was also shrinking quickly. Until now, scientists weren’t…
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Climate Change Will Leave Snow Leopards With Just One-Third of Their Habitat
The endangered snow leopard is now in even more danger. A new study from the University of California, Berkeley, published in the journal Biological Conservation, found that fewer than one-third of global snow leopards’ habitats will be safe from the consequences of climate change by 2070.As habitats…
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How to measure the oxygen coefficient in complex oxides
Scientists of the Faculty of Chemistry of the Lomonosov Moscow State University under the leadership of Prof. Yury Teterin and in cooperation with Russian and British colleagues have developed …
Intel targets commercial market with company-branded Falcon 8+ drone
Intel has introduced a company-branded commercial drone, the Falcon 8+, for North American markets, with the aim to lead in the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market, particularly in the commercial segment. The chip maker has been looking at new opportunities for its silicon and other technologies…
ASUS Transform Mini 2-in-1 goes up for pre-order
The unexpected success of Microsoft’s Surface tablets inspired OEMs to give the nascent 2-in-1 form factor their own spin. But some manufacturers aren’t too shy about being inspired by the same design as well. The ASUS Transformer Mini, formally the Transformer Book T102HA, unabashedly looks like a Microsoft…
Toshiba WiGig Dock supports multiple displays and lots of connectivity
Toshiba client Solutions Division has unveiled a new product today that is aimed at helping notebook users to work better when in the office at their desk. The device is called the Toshiba WiGig dock and it delivers high-speed wireless docking using IEEE 802.11ad standards for connectivity. The dock…
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Fujifilm X-T2 review
Fujifilm has carved out a niche for itself with its X-series mirrorless cameras, combining high-tech image processing with classic design that leads to cameras that look as good as the photos they take. It’s a recipe that worked very well with enthusiast-level photographers, even though other brands,… – latest science and technology news stories
The Milky Way’s ancient heart: VISTA finds remains of archaic globular star cluster
Ancient stars, of a type known as RR Lyrae, have been discovered in the center of the Milky Way for the first time, using ESO’s infrared VISTA telescope. RR Lyrae stars typically reside in ancient stellar populations over 10 billion years old. Their discovery suggests that the bulging center of the Milky…
JDB 5-Port USB Charging Station Travel Wall Charger $12
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Hong Kong rebel lawmakers protest China at oath-taking
Three incoming Hong Kong lawmakers are not sworn into the Legislative Council after using their oaths to stage anti-China protests.
Trekkie—OK, and President—Barack Obama on Why Star Trek Is So Important
‘Star Trek’ isn’t just intergalactic canon—it’s also a template for how Americans can approach our future. The post Trekkie—OK, and President—Barack Obama on Why Star Trek Is So Important appeared first on WIRED.
Barack Obama Talks AI, Robo-Cars, and the Future of the World
The president in conversation with MIT’s Joi Ito and WIRED editor-in-chief Scott Dadich. The post Barack Obama Talks AI, Robo-Cars, and the Future of the World appeared first on WIRED.
It’s Time for Videogames to Embrace the Power of Failure Again
As disappointing <em>Destiny</em> and <em>Call of Duty</em> tales are proving, stories without failure are no stories at all. The post It’s Time for Videogames to Embrace the Power of Failure Again appeared first on WIRED.
Hoefler & Co.’s Handy Web Tool Lets You Try On Different Typefaces—For Free
Hoefler & Co.’s is like a fitting room for typefaces. The post Hoefler & Co.’s Handy Web Tool Lets You Try On Different Typefaces—For Free appeared first on WIRED.
Sweet Strawberry Fields, Lego’s new Yellow Submarine Comes With Four Perfect Beatles Minifigs
You’re going to want to set aside $60 for the first of November, because that’s when the next fan-designed Lego Ideas set will be available for sale featuring not only The Beatle’s iconic Yellow Submarine, but also amazing Minifig versions of Ringo, Paul, John, and George.Read more…
Boeing delays CST-100 test flights by six months
LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Boeing is delaying a series of test flights of its CST-100 Starliner commercial crew vehicle by up to six months, pushing back the first operational mission of the capsule until the end of 2018. Boeing spokesman William Barksdale said Oct. 11 that a number of development and production…
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UK calls for a taskforce to keep AI and robots in check
While artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics are starting to play a more valuable role in people’s lives, a new report states that the UK is ill-prepared for an inevitable autonomous future. The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee sa…
What Apple needs to do now that Google’s made an iPhone
Google revealed two new smartphones last week. The Pixels look the same and cost the same as the iPhone. They even come come in two sizes, like the iPhone. A not-so-subtle nod to Apple’s ten-year path towards designing the perfect mobile phone.Google has spent about the same amount of time making superb…
White House: ‘A.I. holds the potential to be a major driver of economic growth and social progress’
In a wide-ranging study of the potential impact of artificial intelligence, the Obama administration concluded that the rapidly evolving technology holds great promise but also requires strong vigilance. “In the coming years, A.I. will continue contributing to economic growth and will be a valuable…
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Full speed ahead for transport VCs
 Transportation investment has moved into the fast lane. Venture and growth investing in transport-related companies accelerated in the third quarter, fueled by momentum in the autonomous driving and ride-hailing spaces, as well as the prospect of big acquisitions. VCs and seed investors poured more…
Samsung looks likely to win Supreme Court appeal against damages in Apple patent case
The never-ending court battle between Apple and Samsung over three iPhone design patents finally reached the Supreme Court yesterday. It had earlier been found that a total of 11 Samsung phones copied three design elements patented by Apple – including the famous ‘black rectangle with rounded corners.’…
The Party That Loses This Year Could Still Win A Big Consolation Prize
Every four years, we seem to hear that we are facing the “most important election ever,” but this year that hyperbole has reached new heights. At the Republican National Convention, former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said starkly: “There’s no next election. This is it.” A conservative essayist…
Significant Digits For Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news.7Rest in peace, Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The phones were shipped to much acclaim. Then they started exploding. This was considered a flaw — I mean, not on par with the lack of a headphone jack, but a flaw nonetheless…
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Russian MoD invites UK to prove ‘Russophobic’ accusation that Moscow hit aid convoy in Aleppo
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s accusations that Russia bombed a UN aid convoy outside Aleppo, Syria are baseless, the Russian Defense Ministry spokesman said, inviting London to present credible evidence. Read Full Article at
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First public test in UK for self-driving pods
Having been launched over 18 months ago and introduced to the public in September last year, the “Low-carbon Urban Transport Zone” (LUTZ) Pathfinder has now been demonstrated in pedestrian areas around the UK’s Milton Keynes… Continue Reading First public test in UK for self-driving pods …
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Russia, India to start joint airplane & helicopter production
New Delhi has sent an official request to Moscow to begin joint production of civilian aircraft for India, said Russian Minister of Trade and Industry Denis Manturov. Russia is ready to begin the project, added the minister. Read Full Article at
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New Evidence Shows How Climate Shaped Human Evolution
Swings between wet and dry landscapes pushed some of our ancestors toward modern traits—and killed off others — Read more on
Five design brands dominating the accessories market
Design brands are looking for new ways to infiltrate each area of the home and are creating products that cover all the bases. From beautiful stationery to hotel shampoos, we’ve rounded up five of the most successful examples. Read more – latest science and technology news stories
New instrument on ISS to study ultra-cold quantum gases
A new science instrument, slated to be installed onboard the International Space Station (ISS) in late 2017, is expected to yield interesting results regarding quantum phenomena. The Cold Atom Laboratory, or CAL, will study degenerate quantum gases in the microgravity environment of the orbital outpost. – latest science and technology news stories
Crowdfunding a renewable future
One issue with small-scale, home-based renewable energy systems is that initial setup costs can be high. This puts such installations out of reach for some sectors of society, even if they could benefit financial in the long run with lower household bills. One solution to this is crowdfunding. In 2015,… – latest science and technology news stories
Giant rings around exoplanet turn in unexpected direction
Researchers from Japan and the Netherlands who were previously involved in the discovery of an exoplanet with huge rings have now calculated that the giant rings may persist more than 100,000 years, as long as the rings orbit in the opposite direction compared to that of the planet around the star. Their… – latest science and technology news stories
Animal ‘refugee’ crisis as species become increasingly isolated
The animal world may be facing a ‘refugee’ crisis of its own as species splinter into isolated populations, according to researchers at The University of Manchester. – latest science and technology news stories
Image: French fluidics experiment bound for ISS
Have you ever tried walking while carrying a full cup of water? Your steps invariably cause the water to slosh about, making spills hard to avoid. Now imagine a satellite turning – the fuel inside will slosh, affecting the satellite’s stability. – latest science and technology news stories
Research points to racial disparities in lead poisoning risk, and a model for action
In 2014, lead began leaching into the water system in Flint, Mich., a majority African-American city where more than 40 percent of residents live below the poverty line. In August, severe ground contamination forced more than 1,000 inhabitants from their homes in East Chicago, Ind. The highest levels… – latest science and technology news stories
Temporary extinction reprieve for some frogs
Australian scientists have good news for frog conservation ─ there may be longer than expected time to intervene before climate change causes extinction of some species. – latest science and technology news stories
In the workplace, incivility begets incivility, new study shows
Incivil behaviors at work—put-downs, sarcasm and other condescending comments—tend to have a contagious effect, according to a new study by a management professor at the University of Arkansas and several colleagues. – latest science and technology news stories
Research links voting to desire for social standing, discomfort with lying
What motivates people to vote? Is it a matter of doing the morally right thing, a reflection of the desire to make a difference, or a quiet statement about standing up and being counted? Does it boil down to trying to seize power or control? – latest science and technology news stories
Sanctuary cities do not experience more crime
Sanctuary policies adopted by dozens of cities since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks have essentially no impact on crime, according to researchers at the University of California, Riverside and Highline College in Des Moines, Washington. – latest science and technology news stories
Team evaluates new data collection method after age-related issue
Mission managers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, are evaluating an alternate way to collect and process science data from the Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) instrument on NASA’s Aura spacecraft following the age-related failure of a critical instrument component…. – latest science and technology news stories
Research on common bacterium opens door to fighting gastric cancer
A common bacterium that more than half of people have in their gut can use hydrogen gas present in the gastrointestinal tract to inject a cancer-causing toxin into otherwise healthy cells, according to a recently published study led by University of Georgia researchers. – latest science and technology news stories
Research suggests that being called ‘liberal’ matters on Election Day
Republicans embrace the conservative label more enthusiastically than Democrats are willing to self-identify as liberals, according to a new study by Jacob Neiheisel, an assistant professor in the University at Buffalo’s Department of Political Science. – latest science and technology news stories
Project encourages pupils to realise benefits of outdoor learning
Children are discovering the many and varied benefits of outdoor learning thanks to a partnership project being developed in schools across Devon. – latest science and technology news stories
Image: In daylight on Saturn’s night side
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft looks down at the rings of Saturn from above the planet’s nightside. The darkened globe of Saturn is seen here at lower right, along with the shadow it casts across the rings. – latest science and technology news stories
Ultrasound imaging is gaining in precision
Researchers have developed an image-reconstruction algorithm that improves the performance of ultrasound equipment. This breakthrough could have important implications in the fields of cardiology and neurosurgery. – latest science and technology news stories
NASA tests thrusters on journey to asteroid Bennu
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft fired its Trajectory Correction Maneuver (TCM) thrusters for the first time Friday in order to slightly adjust its trajectory on the outbound journey from Earth to the asteroid Bennu. The spacecraft’s planned first Trajectory Correction Maneuver (TCM-1) began at 1 p.m. EDT… – latest science and technology news stories
Wild chimpanzee mothers teach young to use tools
The first documented evidence of wild chimpanzee mothers teaching their offspring to use tools has been captured by video cameras set to record chimpanzee tool-using activity at termite mounds in the Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park in the Republic of Congo, according to new research from anthropologists… – latest science and technology news stories
Scientists observe first Sun-like magnetic cycle on another star
An international team of scientists led by the University of Göttingen has observed a Sun-like magnetic cycle on another star for the first time. The Sun’s magnetic field drives the Sun’s spots and flares and fuels the Solar wind – a torrent of material that streams off our star into space. The discovery… – latest science and technology news stories
Ancient wingless wasp, now extinct, is one of a kind
Researchers have identified a bizarre, parasitic wasp without wings preserved in 100-million-year-old amber, which seems to borrow parts of its anatomy from a range of other insects but actually belongs to no other family ever identified on Earth. – latest science and technology news stories
Video: On the cutting edge of composite product development
University of Maine wood scientists and engineers are evaluating the performance of cross-laminated timber (CLT) made from solid-sawn and composite lumber from trees grown in Maine and the northeastern U.S. In the 1990s, CLT was developed in Austria as an alternative to stone and concrete.
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Tesla Roadster prototype up for auction starting at $1 million
Tesla’s Roadster is a seminal electric car, but it’s not exactly a vintage model — it first went on sale in 2008. So how does user “Jester944” justify the $1 million minimum bid for a Roadster prototype in his eBay auction? “A million dollar Tesla m…
Wonder Woman to Be Sworn in as UN Ambassador
Wonder Woman has been a symbol of female empowerment in the comics world for decades, but now it’s official on a much larger scale. The United Nations announced that Wonder Woman–the fictional character […]
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US election: Trump presidency ‘dangerous’, says UN rights chief
Donald Trump’s “deeply unsettling and disturbing” comments make him a danger internationally, the UN’s human rights chief says.
MEL Science raises $2.5 million to put a VR twist on chemistry sets
 Remember those old school chemistry sets that came in a cardboard box with a bunch of vials, plastic beakers, safety glasses and a booklet full of instructions for different experiments? London startup MEL Science is putting a high-tech twist on them, with virtual reality and augmented reality content…
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Killer dolphins: Bottlenose pod fires porpoise out of water in gruesome attack (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)
The brutal moment a porpoise is thrown into the air like a rag doll in a fatal attack by a pod of dolphins has been captured on camera. Read Full Article at
The Smart Portable Car Battery Jumper Is A Must-Have (On Sale!)
It’s just a fact of life that your car batteries just simply die sometimes. There’s no need to make a fuss or blame anyone, it just happens… Read More
Meet Mulder Design’s new jaw dropping 72m superyacht concept
Another year brings yet another Monaco Yacht Show and with it a bevy of superyachts that are making us green with envy. The latest superyacht to take … Read More
This magical chart shows how often every single ‘Harry Potter’ spell was used
LONDON — You might not have thought you needed an in-depth infographic that tracks every single spell mentioned in all the Harry Potter books, but that’s where you’d be wrong. Admittedly the graph below will probably only appeal to hardcore Potter-heads but, to those well acquainted with J.K. Rowling’s…
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Playing Records with Cash
LinkEngland’s new Five Pound notes are made from a durable plastic polymer that makes them impossible to crumple, resistant to water and burning, harder to counterfeit, and as an added bonus, capable of playing records, as shown in this brief video clip. More Awesome Stuff: Making RecordsFlintstones… Full Feed
What Candidates Won’t Say: New at Reason
There’s no truth in politics. John Stossel writes: Catch politicians in private moments and you might hear what they really believe: Donald Trump “can do anything” to women because he’s powerful. Hillary Clinton’s “private” positions aren’t the same as her “public” ones. In public, politicians…
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Stephen Hawking to grace the stage of Microsoft’s Future Decoded event
Microsoft has announced that star physicist Stephen Hawking will headline its Future Decoded event in the UK later this year. The world-renowned scientist will deliver the closing keynote on the first day of the event, and will share his thoughts on artificial intelligence and how it may impact the future…
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Smaller, better, safer: The new ‘almost perfect’ batteries coming to your gadgets soon
Solid-state batteries could offer a viable alternative to the types of batteries that caused Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 woes.
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Suzuki GSXR1000 Concept From Holographic Hammer
Of all the crazy concept vehicles that fly through my inbox, this Suzuki GSXR1000 looks like one of the more fun and potentially realistic rides trending on the interwebs at the moment. Hailing from Paris, designer Sylvain Bergeron of design studio Holographic Hammer has mocked up this brutal beast of…
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LG’s wireless charger beams power into your phone so fast, you’ll never want a cable again
LG Innotek says its newest product solves one of the main problems with wireless charging, that it’s nowhere near as fast as plugging your device into a traditional charger. Its aptly named Quick Wireless Charging Pad is so powerful that it’ll zap 50 percent into a flat battery in just 30 minutes, or…
Apple is about to resurrect the dying PC industry
Does anyone remember the olden days when Microsoft would seemingly try to induce analysts to try to skew results to help create market dominance? That’s part of what the anti-trust case was about, but I digress.The good old days Gartner’s latest PC market figures show global PC shipments fell 5.7 percent… – latest science and technology news stories
New lab mimics the sound of any room
Researchers at Aalborg University, in conjunction with Bang & Olufsen in Denmark, have developed a sound laboratory that can reproduce the acoustics of any environment from cars to concert halls. One goal is better design of sound systems for cars. – latest science and technology news stories
Survey to expose exploitation of temporary workers
Foreign workers in Australia are being asked to detail their experiences amid growing concerns over their possible exploitation by unscrupulous employers engaged in what researchers describe as “wage theft”. – latest science and technology news stories
Encrypting medical photos with chaos
Chaos and confusion could be used to encrypt colour photos and protect them from prying eyes, according to computer scientists in Algeria. Writing in the International Journal of Information and Computer Security, the team describe a new algorithm that generates pseudo-random sequences that change a… – latest science and technology news stories
How and why researchers revised the genetic recipe for E. coli
esearchers in the laboratory of George Church, Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and a core faculty member at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard, are working to produce the most modified bacterial genome to date. The researchers believe the…
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The RiutBag buries a great idea under a ton of padding
The idealist in me wants to be able to buy everything from small companies and Kickstarter outfits. It’s extremely rewarding when you can spend your money with a classic family business like Grado or a young startup like Peak Design and help to support good ideas while obtaining a benefit for yourself….
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Windows 10’s MacBook challenger: HP revamps Spectre x360 with thinner case and bigger battery
HP has refreshed its premium 13-inch consumer laptops, including the Spectre x360 and Envy.
You need to know about these smart kitchen gadgets – CNET
The tech and culinary worlds collided last week at the Smart Kitchen Summit in Seattle. The event gave startups and big-name companies a chance to show off the latest in smart cooking tech. Here are some gadgets that stood out.
How Safe It Is To Hold Your Pee
When you have to urinate but it isn’t convenient, your body has a complex system that lets you hold it in until it’s safe to do so. This video explains how that mechanism works and just how safe it is to overwork that system.To oversimplify, you have a set of muscles in your pelvic floor that prevent…
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‘Divide, misunderstanding between big countries is widening’ – Russian maestro Gergiev
The deep divide and misunderstanding between world powers is widening, said Russian maestro Valery Gergiev, urging leaders to drop their political agendas and look instead at what can bring the world together. Read Full Article at
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Robots are coming… and will ‘fundamentally’ change human life, MPs warn
The UK government is not prepared for the imminent arrival of robots, which will “fundamentally” change lives, take over jobs and raise serious ethical issues, MPs have warned. Read Full Article at
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Why We Need AI To Study America’s Gun Violence Epidemic
Shootings are an epidemic in the US, but federal funding for research into gun violence has been in a deep freeze since 1996, thanks in part to the NRA-backed Dickey Amendment, which prevents the Center for Disease Control from pursuing research “to advocate or promote gun control.”Basically, humans…
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Scientists Should Speak Out More
Engaging the public has long been taboo in scientific circles, but social media outlets are starting to force a change  — Read more on
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Western forest fires doubled by climate change in last 30 years
A new study says that since 1984, heightened temperatures and aridity have caused fires to spread across twice as much area as they would have otherwise.
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Static electricity can control nanoballoon actuator
‘Harry Potter’ liquorice wands will cast a spell on your taste buds
If you’re the kind of person who likes your liquorice Harry Potter-themed and wand-shaped, you’re in luck. SEE ALSO: How to create a ‘Harry Potter’ Christmas dinner on a tiny budget In the above episode of online baking show “Nerdy Nummies”, vlogger Rosanna Pansino demonstrates how to create…
The creator of Atari has launched a new VR company called Modal VR
 So Nolan Bushnell, the founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese, is launching a new virtual reality company called Modal VR, along with Jason Crawford (who invented the Modal tech and serves as the company’s chief executive) and that’s super cool. But (more importantly to me) I played human Pong in virtual…
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Lyft is making gains, but Uber remains top dog in the U.S. and beyond, study finds
They may be in the ridesharing business, but there’s little else communal about the relationship between Uber and Lyft, or for that matter, any one ridesharing company and its competitors. Since Uber’s founding in 2009, there’s been a battle for our patronage and our pavement, and now, a new report from consumer…
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Waksman Foundation for Microbiology Mourns the Passing of Former President Frederick C. Neidhardt
Neidhardt served on the Foundation’s Board of Trustees for nearly two decades and was the first non-Waksman family member to be entrusted with the leadership of the Foundation.
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Ultra-thin ferroelectric material for next-generation electronics
Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology have demonstrated the potential of a new, thin-film ferroelectric material that could improve the performance of next-generation sensors and semi-conductors.
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Design tool for 3-D printed objects
3-D printing has progressed over the last decade to include multi-material fabrication, enabling production of powerful, functional objects. While many advances have been made, it still has …
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A New Tack to Stave Off Alzheimer’s Years Before the First Symptom
Researchers try to prevent onset of the disease by correcting a brain cell process that goes awry — Read more on – latest science and technology news stories
Sony tapping virtual reality with PlayStation headset
Sony is set to launch its new virtual reality headset, joining Facebook, Samsung and Google in a market that analysts say could boost the global gaming sector. – latest science and technology news stories
Cosmological mystery solved by largest ever map of voids and superclusters
A team of astrophysicists at the University of Portsmouth have created the largest ever map of voids and superclusters in the universe, which helps solve a long-standing cosmological mystery.
Peter Thiel Won’t Say If He’s Still Supporting Trump
Is Peter Thiel having second thoughts about Donald Trump? Over the past six months, the Silicon Valley billionaire and Facebook board member served as an official delegate for the G.O.P.’s presidential nominee, gave an impassioned speech at the Republican National Convention (“I urge all of my fellow…
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A night at the AI jazz club
It’s a Wednesday night in North East London and upstairs at the Vortex Jazz Club the machines are calling the shots. The human spectators are jiggling happily in their seats, and the musicians are undeniably flesh-and-blood, sweating and straining at their instruments. But the music itself is the product…
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Oklahoma governor forced to make ‘Oilfield Prayer Day’ all-faith
Oklahoma’s governor is gearing up for ‘Oilfield Prayer Day’ on Thursday, amid a decline in the oil and gas industry. The leader has widened the call to include people of “all faiths,” following outrage that initially the event was only open to Christians. Read Full Article at
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VR started with gaming—but it will take over every other industry
Enlarge (credit: Joseph Okpako/WireImage) “We are looking at sensory immersion. The ideal scenario with virtual reality is to get it as near to real as possible for you to maximise that environment. “From the autonomous driving point of view, it’s a big thing.” Brian Waterfield is virtual reality…
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10 things your newborn DOESN’T need
When it comes to baby showers, new parents tend to fill up their registry list in accordance with trends, but do babies really NEED all that stuff? So many items designed for newborns often lose their purpose after the baby is just weeks old, and others are just not necessary at all. Before new parents…
This App Is Way Better Than Pocket or Instapaper
Artificial intelligence is being used to power everything from messaging apps to Bluetooth speakers, so why not apply similar smarts to your web bookmarking service? That’s the idea behind Stash, available for your phone and your browser, and here’s how it works.Read more… Physics News
New laser device to help pilots land aircraft in bad weather
The staff of the Tomsk State University with colleagues from the Pulslight Ltd company (Bulgaria) have invented a multi-wavelength laser, MLM-01, using a metal vapor of copper, strontium, calcium and barium. The new system can be used to provide reliable navigation of planes and ships in low visibility… Physics News
Scientists research effects of infrasonic vibrations in humans
It is known that the human body can generate mechanical vibrations at very low frequencies, so-called infrasonic waves. Such low-frequency vibrations are produced by physiological processes—heartbeats, respiratory movements, blood flow in vessels, and other processes. Different organs of the human body… Physics News
Ultra-thin ferroelectric material for next-generation electronics
Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology have demonstrated the potential of a new, thin-film ferroelectric material that could improve the performance of next-generation sensors and semi-conductors.
AI accountability needs action now, say UK MPs
 A UK parliamentary committee has urged the government to act proactively — and to act now — to tackle “a host of social, ethical and legal questions” arising from the rise of autonomous technologies such as artificial intelligence. Read More
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Podesta 4: Wikileaks release 1,200 more emails in latest batch
Wikileaks has released a fourth batch of emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta. The latest leak contains 1,193 new emails. Read Full Article at
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Putin: We know who destroyed aid convoy in Aleppo, Syria
The attack on a UN humanitarian aid convoy near the Syrian city of Aleppo last month, which Washington has blamed on Russia, was actually carried out by one of the terrorist groups present in the area, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said. Read Full Article at
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UK may have to continue handing over billions to EU even after Brexit
Britain may have to continue paying billions of pounds into EU coffers after withdrawal from the European Union, a government official has warned. Read Full Article at
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How to Stop Your Mouse from Waking Up Your Windows PC
If a slight bump to your desk is enough to wake up your sleeping PC, it’s likely your mouse doing the waking. Here’s how to prevent that from happening.Click Here to Continue Reading
Uber and Didi Face Regulatory Challenges Throughout China
hackingbear writes: Contrary to the central government’s wish to boost employment from peer-to-peer economy, the Chinese cities of Shenzhen, Shanghai, and Beijing, who have invested big interest in traditional taxi services, are all looking to pass municipal regulations on ride-hailing businesses that…
The Gadget Flow
JIMMY`Z Shisha
With the one touch tobacco free electronic Shisha, Jimmy’z have developed the cleanest, easiest way to enjoy traditional hookah. Jimmy’z redefining device has an array of intelligent features, including: a ‘Nespresso’ style capsule system, with their signature Recharge+ blended matcha tea and caffeine…
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Lunch Buddy By Nalgene
Lunch has met its match. Send the kids to headlong into their days with a lunch box packed with good stuff. With the roomy, rugged Lunch Box Buddy, their food will stay cool, and their sandwiches will be safe from getting smushed. At day’s end, just toss it in the dishwasher. Food will stay fresh in…
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Tempus – Eco Friendly Wood Watches!
The Tempus eco-friendly wood watches are style and uniqueness all wrapped into one. This men’s dress watch exudes class with its silver numerals design that goes with any business casual wear or suit. This eco-friendly watch is made 100% with reclaim wood. Handcrafted by their skilled artisans, this…
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North Edge Men’s Sports Watch
Every great adventure starts from within. From a drive to seek out new places and discover new experiences to summiting the highest peaks in the world, your passion is our inspiration. Hand built in Finland by the pioneer of outdoor precision instruments, the NORTH EDGE watches honor your adventure heritage….
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DIY 3D Wall Clock
Decorate your home and make it look more personalized with this DIY 3D wall clock. This will not only work best for your home but also as a creative gift idea for your family and friends. The acrylic material used behind the design creates a mirror effect on the wall. This mirror is waterproof, eco-friendly…
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Smart Indoor Climate Monitor by Netatmo
You want to provide the healthiest home possible for your family. Netatmo’s Healthy Home Coach shows you how. Whether it’s the best noise level for sound sleeping or the right humidity levels for a child with asthma, Healthy Home Coach measures what matters, highlights potential problems, and tells you…
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Gate – The First Camera-Equipped Smart Lock
Gate is the first all-in-one solution for home access. With Gate, you can lock and unlock your door for trusted individuals from anywhere, anytime. Gate features a keypad lock; motion-activated camera, a call button, all on top of your traditional deadbolt. Gate enhances your deadbolt lock capabilities….
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AIRY Box – Your Natural And Highly Effective Air Purifier
Air pollution is one of the biggest threats to humanity. And there is just one natural system available which can solve this problem: Plants. Do you know, how a plant is purifying the air? NASA discovered: This is happening in the roots. Therefore it was about time to re-invent the plant pot! AIRY is…
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A Faceted Stacking Chair by Karim Rashid
Karim Rashid designed an outdoor chair for Vondom that’s more than just another stacking chair. VOXEL is quite minimal, and yet overall, it feels pretty sculptural with facets built-in for comfort and right angles added for extra strength. The simple design is made from a single piece of injected…
Nissan Leaf with 24kWh battery discontinued
If you are in the market for a new Nissan Leaf EV and were hoping to get in on the sub-$30,000 starting price the car debuted at this year, you might be too late. Nissan started to roll out a Leaf in September that has a different starting price and a larger battery. The new starting price for the updated…
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Why Google Cares about Wind Power in Africa
Millions of people are coming online, and that requires (renewable) energy — Read more on
How to make a DIY hoverboard chair
This “hoverboard chair” is recommended to those on a budget, but in search of danger. Read more…More about Mashable Video, Diy, Jon Lynn, Rideable, and Hoverboard Chair
Estonia’s Funderbeam is building a blockchain-based “stock exchange” for startups
 Headed up by Kaidi Ruusalepp, who was previously CEO of the Nasdaq Tallinn stock exchange, Estonia’s Funderbeam is on a mission to build what she calls a “funding and trading engine for growth companies”. Read More
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Barents Sea may have ‘billions of barrels’ of undiscovered oil
The Barents Sea, including areas that lie near the Russian-Norwegian delimitation border, could hold vast crude oil reserves, an energy expert said on Wednesday. Read Full Article at
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ZTE’s crowdsourced gadget competition is down to five
Since August, ZTE has been running an American Idol-style contest where, instead of singers, people are asked to judge the firm’s future product development. Users were asked to suggest plausible ideas that the company could create and sell within th…
Best Homes Deserve The Best Care – Considerations to Make When Buying a Vacuum Cleaner
Considerations to Make When Buying a Vacuum image source The amount of work that goes into keeping a home looking […] The post Best Homes Deserve The Best Care – Considerations to Make When Buying a Vacuum Cleaner appeared first on Founterior. – latest science and technology news stories
Does science require predictions?
While the past may seem like a foreign country, the future is a more mysterious land. Full of potential and promise, tragedy and heartache, people have always sought glimpses of a map of the future. Visions of Christmases-Yet-to-Come terrified Scrooge in Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, while less fictional,… – latest science and technology news stories
‘Time machine’ study warns of long-term dangers of ocean acidification
New research into the effects of ocean acidification suggests that, while marine organisms may be able to cope with the effects of climate change in the short term, the biological cost of doing so may be too high to guarantee long-term survival.
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Mossberg: Why does Siri seem so dumb?
I’ve been familiar with Siri longer than most people. Way back in 2009, two years before Apple incorporated the intelligent digital assistant into the iPhone, I stood onstage with the inventors of the service while they debuted it at a tech conference I co-produced. At the time, it was just a third-party…
Diver Catches Once in a Lifetime Closeup Footage of a Whale Breach
The ocean’s already fraught with danger, the last thing you need while swimming is a massive humpback whale deciding it wants to leap out of the water a few feet from where you’re treading water. But that’s exactly what happened to Australian photographer Beau Pilgrim, who fortunately got the whole thing…
Airplanes Aren’t As Gross As You Think
If you’ve ever been sick after traveling, you know how hard it can be to get on plane and try to ignore all of the smells, drafts and feelings you get from sitting in a tube full of other seemingly gross people. The good news is that the plane is not actively blowing germs around the cabin.The latest…
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UK school pupil ethnicity question angers Italy
Ambassador criticises forms that singled out southern Italians as separate groups.
Shin Godzilla Reminds America That Japan Is Still Better At This
All hail True Godzilla
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Protest outside Russian Embassy would increase hysteria against Russia – Stop the War leader
Britain’s Stop the War Coalition has rejected UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s call to stage protests outside the Russian Embassy in London, claiming the demonstrations would only contribute to the “hysteria” and “jingoism” against Russia. Read Full Article at
Quick Look: Sense ThermoPeanut, the $30 wireless thermometer you can affix anywhere
With smart thermostats like Nest and Tado, it’s easy to set a temperature for your home and let the technology take care of it. We’re also starting to see the introduction of individual smart thermostats for each room – at a price, of course. But if you just want a low-cost way to monitor the temperature…
This $20 Bluetooth Speaker Features Not One, But Two 7W Drivers
Most ~$20 Bluetooth speakers feature a single 5W driver, or maybe stereo 3W drivers. But if you need something louder, this TaoTronics Pulse X speaker includes dual 7W drivers for the same price. Just use promo code SFCJCXET to turn up your $16 discount.Read more…
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Planet Earth II (Trailer)
LinkBBC’s chill and beautiful nature series returns. Filmed over the course of three years, Planet Earth II used the latest camera technologies to explore “the unique characteristics of Earth’s most iconic habitats and the extraordinary ways animals survive within them.” More Awesome Stuff: Before…
Veiled in Brilliance: How Reflective Facades Have Changed Modern Architecture
Reflections on glass façade. Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg. Architects: Herzog & de Meuron. Image © Frank Thiel Even as modernism promoted the transparency of glass architecture, many within the movement were conscious of the monotony of large glass facades, with even Mies van der Rohe using…
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One university’s fight against invasive species
How Cornell University is protecting its nature preserves from the threat of invasive plants and animals.
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Google’s fast but Nokia’s faster: Its 65Tbps subsea fiber blows record out of the water
New technology from Nokia Bell Labs has helped achieve lab speeds of 65 terabits per second.
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How to Cut the Cord…and What to Do If You Can’t
Cutting the cord—canceling your cable or satellite TV service in favor of streaming or other options—is a hot topic. Whether because of the rising costs of TV service, declining interest in traditional cable programming, or other reasons, more and more people are dropping cable. As recently as 2010,…
Oblong Watch
Contemporary design meets quality components in Bulbul’s Oblong Watch. True to its name, the timepiece boasts a narrow oblong face that’s better adapted to the human wrist than circles or squares, with rounded edges to sit softly on your skin. The stainless steel case is capped with a sapphire lens and…
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National defense viewed as top priority for half of all Russians, poll shows
Fifty percent of Russian citizens consider budget allocations for defense a major priority and think development of the weapons industry can bring positive changes in the national economy as a whole, according to the latest research. Read Full Article at – latest science and technology news stories
Vitamins A and C help erase cell memory
Vitamins A and C aren’t just good for your health, they affect your DNA too. Researchers at the Babraham Institute and their international collaborators have discovered how vitamins A and C act to modify the epigenetic ‘memory’ held by cells; insight which is significant for regenerative medicine and… – latest science and technology news stories
Jellyfish help scientists to fight food fraud
Animals feeding at sea inherit a chemical record reflecting the area where they fed, which can help track their movements, according to a new study by scientists from the University of Southampton. – latest science and technology news stories
X-rays detected from the dark side of Venus
Venus and Mercury have been observed transiting the Sun many times over the past few centuries. When these planets are seen passing between the Sun and the Earth, opportunities exist for some great viewing, not to mention serious research. And whereas Mercury makes transits with greater frequency (three… – latest science and technology news stories
China’s quantum satellite could make data breaches a thing of the past
China recently launched a satellite into orbit with a unique feature: it has the ability to send information securely, not with mathematical encryption but by using the fundamental laws of physics. China will be the first country to achieve this feat, and it marks a milestone in the development of quantum… – latest science and technology news stories
First solar-powered wireless charging station for electric bikes
On Wednesday, 12 October, Executive Board President Tim van der Hagen, Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science Rob Fastenau, Head of the Department of Electrical Sustainable Energy Miro Zeman, and Pavol Bauer, who leads the Direct Current (DC) Systems, Energy Conversion… – latest science and technology news stories
Researcher leads worldwide effort to build largest-ever database monitoring temperatures of intertidal systems
In a promising step forward in the study of how climate change affects biodiversity, a group of 48 researchers led by Northeastern’s Brian Helmuth, has created the largest-ever database recording temperature conditions from the viewpoint of a nonhuman organism. The database, housed in Northeastern’s… – latest science and technology news stories
New permafrost map shows regions vulnerable to thaw, carbon release
A new mapping project has identified regions worldwide that are most susceptible to dramatic permafrost thaw formations, known as thermokarst, and the resulting release of greenhouse gases. – latest science and technology news stories
No single protein determines queen development in honeybees
The proteins in the larval food of honeybees are not specific determinators to make the larvae grow into queens—that includes the protein royalactin, which had been previously claimed to be the ‘queen determinator’ in a highly regarded study in 2011. This is the conclusion of a study carried out by researchers… – latest science and technology news stories
Where women are economically empowered, there are fewer disaster victims
Among the bad news related to the ill effects of climate change is that women are impacted disproportionately by the resulting disasters. Women are more likely to experience poverty, poorer health outcomes and increased vulnerability to sexual violence due to climate-related disaster events, such as…
Global PC shipments down for the eighth consecutive quarter
The global PC industry experienced its eighth consecutive quarter of declining shipments this past quarter according to the latest preliminary data from Gartner. The market research firm says this is the longest duration of decline the industry has ever experienced.
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Antarctica’s only luxury camp is 100% powered by wind and solar energy
When planning a vacation, some people like to head to a tropical beach and others prefer mountain destinations. However, for the very few who are looking for a more extreme destination, this resort in Antarctica has to top the list. White Desert’s Camp Whichaway is…
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Worlds largest passive house settlement tops off in Germany
Located on the land of a former old freight train terminal, the 116-hectare Bahnstadt celebrates sustainable architecture and diversity in its living, work, and cultural spaces all built to passive house standards for an ultra-low energy footprint. The 6,100-square-meter Heidelberg Village, located at…
The Difference Between Club Soda, Seltzer and Sparkling Mineral Water
Club soda, seltzer (sparkling water), and sparkling mineral water all have bubbles of carbon dioxide gas suspended within their liquidy matrices, but it’s their other additives that define them.Read more…
Amazon Music Unlimited challenges Spotify with steep discounts for Echo, Prime users
Everybody’s muscling in on streaming music these days. The latest entry: Amazon, which rolled out Amazon Music Unlimited on Wednesday, a streaming service with tens of millions of songs, a byzantine pricing structure, and a clear preference for Amazon aficionados.As long rumored, Amazon Echo owners can…
The Art of Rendering: Create a Stunning Watercolor Visual Using SketchUp, AutoCAD and Photoshop
Ronen Bekerman is an industry leader in Architectural Visualization who hosts in-depth tutorials on his specialist blog. Architizer is pleased to present a selection of these guides written by some of the world’s best rendering artists. Atelier Crilo is an interdisciplinary studio focused on…
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Scotland region will be 100% powered by kites within a decade
In parts of Scotland, one response to the need for renewable energy is to go fly a kite. No, really. In just under 10 years, kites will generate power for an entire region of Scotland, thanks to efforts by a British company named Kite Power Solutions. Their “kytoons” (hybrid kite-balloon power systems)…
El Primero Range Rover Chrono Watch
In honor their legendary luxury SUV, Land Rover have teamed up with luxury timepiece makers Zenith to produce the glorious El Primero Range Rover Chrono Watch. A 42mm aluminum case is coated with a scratch-resistant ceramic, powered by a 400B movement with a 50-hour power reserve. Choose from a rubber…
Three Things You Should Always Include When Giving Feedback by Email
Feedback is tough to give, especially over email when you don’t have body language or facial expressions to help you come across the right way. Include these three elements in emailed feedback to focus on the work rather than dwelling on the criticism.Read more…
Design Milk
45 is a Table System To Fit All Your Needs
A dining table! A coffee table! A desk! In fact, the 45 table system has all of the above. Designed by David Galvañ and Manuel Bañó of LaSelva Design Studio for Inyard, this table system has tables that come in 5 different sizes, but all with the same clean and minimal look. Using CNC machining,…
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British Transport Police Spent £40,000 on Social Media Surveillance Software
The British Transport Police (BTP), the UK’s national police force for the country’s railways, has purchased online monitoring tools that can be used to surveil social media and monitor communities’ “mood,” according to expenditure records.Law enforcement’s use of such tools hit headlines on Tuesday,…
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Amazon to challenge Walmart with new brick-and-mortar grocery stores
(credit: Rachel Murray / Getty Images) Amazon has already infiltrated the grocery business with its Fresh delivery program, and the company now has its sights set on physical stores. A report from The Wall Street Journal claims Amazon is planning to open grocery stores where people can buy items…
This Sign Spinning Competition Is Utterly Insane
There’s a whole taxonomy of people on any given street who want something from you: the clipboard activists, the donation fund folks who are too aggressive, the lady selling bad art, the creepy free massage guys. And then there’s the humble sign spinner, the platonic ideal of mild inconvenience.Read…
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German govt approves more troops for NATO mission in Turkey
The German federal government has approved participation in a NATO mission to fly surveillance craft from a Turkish base, making progress on a deal that had been stalled amid tensions with Ankara. Read Full Article at
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Google’s Curio-Cité shows you a different side of Paris
Anyone can visit Paris, but even residents like myself can’t just stroll into Mayor Hidalgo’s office or go backstage (and underneath) the Opéra Garnier, the venue that inspired Phantom of the Opera. So you may be interested in Google’s latest Curio-Cité project that lets you stroll through ten “forgotten… Full Feed
Drug Sentences Will Never Be Fair: New at Reason
When President Obama issued his latest batch of commutations last week, the White House called them “102 second chances.” Obama, who shortened just one sentence during his first term, is finally taking advantage of his second chance by issuing more commutations “than the previous 11 presidents combined”…
Mark Burton’s Tiny House and the Dream of Affordable Home Ownership
Mark Burton’s tiny house and Big Ben. Mark Burton’s tiny house on wheels has caused quite…
Adorn Your Desk With A $9 Aluminum Mouse Pad, Because Why Not?
Hardly anyone needs a mousepad, but this brushed aluminum one looks incredible, and its product description encourages you to“fondle admiringly” so there’s that.Read more…
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Cholera fears, Brexit experts and LIGO in India
The week in science: 7–13 October 2016.Nature 538 144 doi: 10.1038/538144a
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Poorest paid will see even lower wages than predicted in coming years thanks to Brexit – report
Britain’s lowest earners, many of whom make just £7.20 ($8.83) an hour, will see their salaries plummet as Brexit triggers an economic downturn, experts warn. Read Full Article at
When does government regulation go too far?
Government regulation is necessary, but when does it go beyond what’s needed? It’s an age-old question that might never be fully answered, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t think about this exercise of power and government. From the food we eat to the air we breathe, so many aspects of everyday life…
This month’s critical Flash vulnerability gives attackers control of a Mac …
We’re honestly running out of headlines for these things. In what has now become a routine announcement, Adobe has admitted that yet another critical vulnerability could allow an attacker to take complete control of a Mac, Windows, Linux or ChromeOS machine. more…Filed under: Apple
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I Came to Help not to BE Enslaved | MARYAM SADIQ ALRAMADHAN | TEDxAlAnjalNationalSchool
Maids and domestic workers have the right to be respected and treated fairly . They came to offer service not to be treated like slaves with no rights . I am Maryam AL Ramadan; a tenth grader who was born and have been raised in Saudi Arabia. I aim to have a positive impact on someone’s life and to…
Try Not to Cry While Watching Earth Rise From the Moon in HD
These aren’t renderings, special effects, or a scene from No Man’s Sky. This is actual footage of the Earth and the Moon, as seen by Japan’s Kaguya spacecraft in October 2008. Shot with a pair of 2.2 megapixel HDTV sensors, it’s some of the first HD footage of our nearest neighbor that humans ever captured.Read… – Nanotechnology News Feed
Rice University Lab Uses Electron Beam to Convert Nanorods into Multistate Switches
Rice University scientists have discovered how to subtly change the interior structure of semi-hollow nanorods in a way that alters how they interact with light, and because the changes are… – Nanotechnology News Feed
LANXESS and OCSiAl Set New Standards for Conductive Additives
LANXESS and OCSiAl have officially entered into a collaboration that will result in production and marketing of an expanded line of TUBALL™ single wall carbon nanotube-based conductive additives… – Nanotechnology News Feed
Research into Nanoparticle Activation Could Potentially Transform Cancer Treatment
Physicists at The University of Texas at Arlington have shown that using microwaves to activate photosensitive nanoparticles produces tissue-heating effects that ultimately lead to cell death within…
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Quantum-dot solar windows evolve with ‘doctor-blade’ spreading
In a paper this week for the journal Nature Energy, a Los Alamos National Laboratory research team demonstrates an important step in taking quantum dot, solar-powered windows from the laboratory …
Wrangle Your Cables With The Power of Magnets For Just $7
Just when you thought you knew everything there was to know about cable management, the depths of Amazon toss you a surprise. This magnetic cable clip system includes one magnetic base that you can stick anywhere via its included adhesive, and three magnetic clips that you attach to your most-used cables,…
Here’s a Rare $7 Qi Charging Pad Deal
Seneo Qi Charging Pad, $7 with code G9OB643IIf your phone supports Qi wireless charging, $7 is one of the best prices we’ve ever seen on a charging pad. I recommend stocking up, and scattering these all around your home and office. Just use promo code G9OB643I at checkout to get the discount.…More&#8230;
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Former MI6 spy chief warns Boris Johnson to be ‘careful’ after Russian Embassy protest remarks
Calling for protests at the Russian Embassy is a risky move, a former head of MI6 has said, warning that Britain should know from experience to be “careful” about the safety of diplomatic staff. Read Full Article at
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France’s Hollande blasts US for going after corporate Europe
French President Francois Hollande has criticized Washington for imposing multibillion dollar fines on major European companies while shielding American firms. Read Full Article at
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Muscle-mimicking soft robots can help with physical therapy
Some soft robots can wriggle into tight spots and swim like a real octopus. These ones developed by a team from the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), however, are also capable of doing something more: they can help…
Smell of Data fragrance alerts internet users to leaks of their private data
This grenade-shaped scent diffuser has been designed to alert internet users of data leaks from their smartphones, tablets and computers. Read more
Why men are scared to take paternity leave
One would think that if given the paid time off to care for their newborns, men would take it. But even at the rarified companies that offer paternity or parental leave, new dads don’t often take advantage of the benefit. Why not? Sure, there’s the cultural stigma and the (legitimate) fear of losing…
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ISIS killed enemy fighters with an exploding consumer drone
ISIS fighters used a booby-trapped drone to kill two Kurdish fighters this month, in what Pentagon officials say may be a new effort by the organization, The New York Times reports. Two French special forces troops also injured The small, commercially available drone was shot down in Northern Iraq…
Add This Travel-Friendly USB Hub To Your Bag For $7
We’re no strangers to USB hub deals, but this one is only $7, made of aluminum, and about as thin as physically possible, making it great for travel. That’s a winning combination.Read more…
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Russia, US to discuss possible steps for Syria crisis settlement in Lausanne on Saturday – Moscow
Russia and the US will meet with regional powers to discuss possible steps for Syria crisis settlement on October 15 in Lausanne, Switzerland, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. Read Full Article at
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Getting Maximum Profit, Minimal Pollution
In a new study, researchers at the USDA-Agricultural Research Service have calculated how much chicken litter farmers need to apply to cotton crops to maximize profits.
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Ultimate Survivors: Tatooine Worlds Orbiting Two Suns Often Survive Violent Escapades of Aging Stars
Planets that revolve around two suns may surprisingly survive the violent late stages of the stars’ lives, according to new research out of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre and York University. The finding is surprising because planets orbiting close to a single sun, like Mercury and Venus in our… – latest science and technology news stories
Swiss employees do not hold back on cynical behavior
Every fourth employee regards promises made by the company they work for as having been broken and every third is not satisfied with their relationship to their superior and with their co-workers. This is shown by the current results of the Swiss Human Relations Barometer of the University of Zurich… – latest science and technology news stories
Moms more likely than dads to favor both school diversity and neighborhood schools
In the first empirical study on gender and school assignment, researchers find that mothers are more likely than fathers to favor both school diversity and so-called neighborhood schools. The study also finds that mothers are more likely to be concerned about challenges, dangers and uncertainty related… – latest science and technology news stories
Test improves detection of proteins in starch; aids in ‘gluten-free’ labeling
For people with celiac disease, wheat allergies or gluten sensitivity, the options for gluten-free foods are growing. But knowing for sure whether products marketed as such are truly safe to eat can be more complicated than just reading a label. Now scientists, reporting in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural… – latest science and technology news stories
Food fight! Eating may trigger bacterial therapy
In the future, eating well may be the best revenge on gastrointestinal ailments, according to scientists at Rice University. – latest science and technology news stories
Environmentally friendly invention may save soybean industry millions of dollars per year
If parasites want to get to soybeans, they’ll have to go through Kansas State University researchers first. – latest science and technology news stories
Study reveals corals’ influence on reef microbes
As they grow, corals are bathed in a sea of marine microbes, such as bacteria, algae, and viruses. While these extremely abundant and tiny microorganisms influence coral communities in a variety of ways, a new study by researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), the Bermuda Institute… – latest science and technology news stories
Salty snow could affect air pollution in the Arctic
In pictures, the Arctic appears pristine and timeless with its barren lands and icy landscape. In reality, the area is rapidly changing. Scientists are working to understand the chemistry behind these changes to better predict what could happen to the region in the future. One team reports in ACS’ Journal…
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Webdoc: The key players and alliances in the Syrian conflict
A peaceful uprising in southern Syria in 2011 has escalated into an all-out war involving a numerous array of local factions, as well as regional and foreign powers. FRANCE 24 explains who wants what in this ongoing and highly complex conflict.
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Lawyers will not defend Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam any more
Lawyers for the only surviving suspect in last November’s attack in Paris say they will no longer defend him because he refuses to speak.
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Second deadly attack in 24 hours targets Afghan Shiites
A blast outside a mosque in northern Afghanistan Wednesday killed at least 14 Shiite worshippers a day after gunmen targeted a Kabul mosque packed with pilgrims marking a Shiite holy day. The Islamic State group claimed the Kabul attack. Full Feed
Oregon Holds Party for Finally Completed Highway Project That Cost Three Times as Much as It Was Supposed to
On October 1 the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) held a “play on the grade” event to celebrate the completion of its long-delayed, incredibly overbudget Pioneer Mountain-Eddyville Highway project. About 800 taxpayers showed up for the event, where they were given the opportunity to walk,… Full Feed
Someone Is Arrested Every 25 Seconds for Drug Possession in the U.S.
Someone is arrested for drug possession or use every 25 seconds in the U.S., according to a strident joint report on the drug war by Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union released Wednesday. As a result of the 1.25 million people who come into contact with the criminal justice system…
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HP’s premium additions slimmed down, powered up
Having renewed its focus on premium design with what was (briefly) the world’s thinnest laptop, HP has given its high-end Spectre lineup a refresh. The new Envy 27 all-in-one, Envy 13.3 laptop and Spectre x360 convertible marry slim, attractive designs with high-end performance. .. Continue…
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Airbus threatens to sue Poland for ditching helicopter deal
European aeronautics manufacturer Airbus says it may take Poland to court for cancelling a $3.5 billion deal to buy 50 Caracal helicopters. Read Full Article at
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Apple will build an R&D center in China’s Silicon Valley
Apple needs China a little more than China needs Apple, which is why the company is bending over backwards to show some love to the Middle Kingdom. VentureBeat is reporting that the iPhone maker will open a research and development center in Shenzen,…
RT – Daily news
Ankara calls Moscow its key trade partner
Russia remains Turkey’s main trading partner, according to the Turkish Minister of Customs and Trade Bulent Tufenkci. Read Full Article at
Ad-free Pandora Plus launches to all, along with a new company logo
 Pandora is not taking today’s debut of Amazon’s new, on-demand music streaming service lying down. The company has conveniently timed the launch of its own new paid tier, Pandora Plus, to coincide with that of Amazon Music Unlimited’s arrival. In addition, Pandora has announced a rebrand, including…
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Seeing Earth from Space Is the Key to Saving Our Species from Itself
When Yuri Gagarin became the first human to orbit the Earth in April 1961, he carried centuries of hopes and dreams into space with him. Visionaries had long struggled to picture the expanse beyond Earth’s skies, with its mind-boggling scale and promise of a new frontier for human exploration. But… Physics News
New method to make permanent magnets more stable over time
For physicists, loss of magnetisation in permanent magnets can be a real concern. In response, the Japanese company Sumitomo created the strongest available magnet—one offering ten times more magnetic energy than previous versions—in 1983. These magnets are a combination of materials including rare-earth… Physics News
History shows experiments to be just as key as theory in gravity physics
In the 1950s and earlier, the gravity theory of Einstein’s general relativity was largely a theoretical science. In a new paper published in EPJ H, Jim Peebles, a physicist and theoretical cosmologist who is currently the Albert Einstein Professor Emeritus of Science at Princeton University, New Jersey,… Physics News
China’s quantum satellite could make data breaches a thing of the past
China recently launched a satellite into orbit with a unique feature: it has the ability to send information securely, not with mathematical encryption but by using the fundamental laws of physics. China will be the first country to achieve this feat, and it marks a milestone in the development of quantum… Physics News
Approach to carbon atom breakup yields clues relevant to fusion reactions and astrophysics phenomena
Regardless of the scenario, breaking up is dramatic. Take for example the case of carbon (12C) splitting into three nuclei of helium. Until now, due to the poor quality of data and limited detection capabilities, physicists did not know whether the helium fragments were the object of a direct breakup…
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This nifty travel budget calculator is a digital nomad’s wet dream
If you’re a digital nomad at heart and you often suffer from irrepressible episodes of wanderlust, you know how important it is to plan your budget in advance. But in case you’re too lazy to calculate your expenses, there’s now a website that will do it for you. The Earth Awaits is a free tool that helps you…
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NASA Needs To Harness The Genius Of Crowds
Space What we learned at a space conference that puts inclusivity first The Dent:Space conference focuses on inclusivity and citizen science.
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France approves creation of National Guard to combat terrorism threat
France has approved legislation to create a National Guard as the government struggles to battle the terrorist threat. The guard is expected to include up to 85,000 service personnel by 2018. Read Full Article at
Here’s the plan for MegaBots’ newest creation, since the last one could have killed them
 The MegaBots team devoted the first episode of its new web series to beating the hell out of its most recent creation. Over the course of seven and a half minutes, the company puts the poor robot through hell, shooting it with its own gun and whacking the hell out of it with a wrecking ball, until it…
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Design Icons Under $500 From Lumens
The following post is brought to you by Lumens. Our partners are hand-picked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in design. If you’re a lover of modern design, most likely you’re aware of just how expensive it can be, oftentimes leading us to save our money…
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Floating ‘space nation’ Asgardia promises to guard Earth from asteroids
Although this headline sounds as though it’s been ripped from a science fiction film script, we can assure you it’s real. Announced this morning in Paris, a new project will launch a satellite launch later this year, marking the first step toward the establishment of a ‘space nation’ dubbed Asgardia….
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Germany urged to reward Syrian refugees who arrested fugitive
German politicians and media call for the “heroes of Leipzig,” three Syrian refugees who overpowered suspected bomb plotter Jaber al-Bakr, to be rewarded.
‘The Daily Show’ perfectly takes down Fox News’ racist Chinatown segment
Jesse Watters of Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor recently visited New York City’s Chinatown to “sample political opinion” – and it resulted in a controversial and racist segment. Daily Show correspondent Ronny Chieng was understandably infuriated by the segment that showed Watters’ disrespect towards…
Mobileye’s self-driving car chip will pack a new MIPS CPU
It’s been a rough few months for Mobileye, maker of the assisted driving platform used in cars from automaker Tesla. The two have been at odds over what caused recent Tesla accidents, with the car maker blaming Mobileye’s system. Tesla is now developing its own platform for assisted driving, and Mobileye…
FourKites raises $13 million to track trucks on the road for customers like Staples
 FourKites, a two-year-old, Chicago-based company aiming to make sense of the fragmented trucking industry for vendors trying to ship their goods, has raised $13 million in Series A funding led by Bain Capital Ventures, with participation from earlier backers Hyde Park Venture Partners, Hyde Park Angels,…
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The new American suburb: diverse, dense, and booming
A new report forecasts a coming growth spurt that will reshape suburban living American suburbs are far from a static set of cookie-cutter housing developments, the rows of infamous “ticky-tacky little boxes” popularized as soon as the postwar housing boom started. But a new report, Demographic Strategies…
To prove he’s not a demon, President Obama sniffed himself
Every American President must prove two things: that they were born in the United States, and that they did not descend directly from hell. President Obama spent years fighting accusations that he wasn’t born in the United States. And now, after Infowars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones argued…
How the Paris Agreement Could Cure the World’s Fossil Fuel Addiction
Last week, the Paris climate agreement cleared its final hurdle, when the European Union formally signed on. With the support of 73 nations accounting for 57 percent of global carbon emissions, the deal enters legal force on November 4th. So what does that mean, and how soon do we kick our addiction…
How to Pick the Best Sparkling Water
From club soda to La Croix, the wide variety of fizzy water is overwhelming. It’s tempting to wave it all away as “just water,” but these carbonated concoctions drastically differ in taste and mouthfeel. Fizzy water is the only thing keeping me from embalming myself with Diet Coke, and I have opinions…
Money Market Funds Are About to Get Some New Fees
If you’re invested in a money market fund, you’ll want to pay attention to some new rules the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will establish this week. Specifically, the rules allow some of these funds to charge their shareholders fees of up to 2% for withdrawing money.A money market fund is…
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What is Life Minus You? | Mark Mondoka | TEDxLusaka
We all have questions that drive our actions, choices, decisions and lives. One of the most asked and most troubling question is the question of Purpose. Why are we here and we struggle with this because we focus on the wrong person/s and wrong timeline. Sharing a simple visualisation tool that you can…
This Guy Does Impossible Things on a Mountain Bike
Danny MacAskill does things on a mountain bike that even physicists, who know more about the laws of the universe than anyone, would probably assume is impossible. The Scottish country side serves as the gorgeous backdrop for this video of Danny just being amazing on two wheels. But you probably won’t…
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War of the waves: Military sea drone tests underway in Scotland
Combat sea drones are undergoing intense military testing in a training exercise off the west coast of Scotland. Read Full Article at
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New Dwarf Planet Found in Our Solar System
The object is 530 kilometers across, and lurks in a region beyond Pluto   — Read more on
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BMW’s motorcycle of the future doesn’t require a helmet
BMW has unveiled a slew of concept vehicles to mark its 100th birthday, but its fourth and last example might be the most daring. Its new Motorrad Vision Next 100 concept motorcycle would supposedly be so smart that you wouldn’t need a helmet, or eve…
White House: AI Holds the Potential To Be a Major Driver of Economic Growth and Social Progress
A day after the Obama administration outlined its vision and plans to send people to Mars by 2030s, it has now concluded the potential impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on economic growth, transportation, the environment, and criminal justice. “The Administration believes that it is critical that…
HoloLens goes up for pre-order in six new countries
After being exclusive to the US and Canada for a little more than half a year, Microsoft has announced that its HoloLens headset is now available for pre-order in six new regions. Microsoft is opening up orders in France, Germany, the UK, Ireland, New Zealand, and Australia today, greatly expanding the…
HP adds Intel Kaby Lake chips, edge-to-edge screen to latest Spectre x360 laptop
 HP just unveiled its latest laptop built around Intel’s Kaby Lake platform. But this update adds more than just a new processor to the HP Spectre x360 laptop. Some of the other tweaks lean more towards aesthetics on the 13.3-inch laptop, including a slimmer profile by removing 2mm of thickness (now…
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In the Fight Against Alzheimer’s, Online Gamers Can Now Get in on the Action
Researchers behind a new online game are inviting members of the public to look under a virtual microscope and contribute directly to Alzheimer’s disease research at Cornell University.
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Fragment Tracking: Insights Into What Happens in Explosions
Thanks to advances in high-speed cameras, imaging techniques and computer modeling, Sandia National Laboratories researchers are studying fragmenting explosives in ways that weren’t possible before.
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NSF Award Could Open New Wave Bands for Wireless Communications
The award, headed up by Boise State University electrical engineer Hani Mehrpouyan, aims to open up new swaths of underutilized wave bands for wireless communication.
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This virus steals DNA from black widow spider venom to attack its prey
A type of virus that only infects bacteria has stolen the DNA of black widow spiders to attack its prey. And just not any DNA, but the genes that code for spider venom. This is the first time we’ve seen a virus take genes from such a complex organism. The virus, named WO, attacks Wolbachia, a bacteria…
Did Processor Cause Samsung Note 7 Blowup?
It’s far from clear what caused Samsung Note 7 to catch fire. But a new report emerged that the culprit might not be the lithium-ion batteries. Rather, the problem might reside in tweaks made to the processor.
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Art can heal PTSD’s invisible wounds | Melissa Walker
Trauma silences its victims, says creative arts therapist Melissa Walker, but art can help those suffering from the psychological wounds of war begin to open up and heal. In this inspiring talk, Walker describes how mask-making, in particular, allows afflicted servicemen and women reveal what haunts…
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Samsung’s Exynos 7270 Chip Will Let Wearables Be Way Smaller
Gadgets And it won’t catch on fire. We hope. Samsung’s fit a processor and LTE radio into one tiny chip. Which, we hope, won’t eventually catch on fire.
Bless This Stuff
Winter evenings are here, the X-Cap is designed to keep you warm and let you see in the dark. The snug beanie is fitted with a removable head lamp to keep you warm and safe, simply push the 120-lumen light in to turn it on, and choose from four strengths of illumination. The removable head lamp clips…
BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100
Most concepts give us a general idea of what’s coming in the next decade or so. The BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100 gives us a glance into a further-out post-autonomous future where humans will want to take back control, at least occasionally, and truly experience the road. Despite its futuristic looks…
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New polymer warns of dangerous kidney disease
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The people who need good transit most have the least access to it
A new way of looking at transit shows how sprawl, uncontrolled development and politics make it so difficult.
Cool Material
8 LEGO Sets for Grown Men
Every person had a favorite toy when they were young. Some of us cherished our bicycles and skateboards. Some of us got down with basketball, football, or soccer. Others were video games nerds. But here at Cool Material, we’re in unanimous agreement—our favorite childhood toys of all time were our LEGO… – latest science and technology news stories
Tesla, SolarCity shareholders to vote on merger next month
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk faces a referendum next month, as shareholders decide whether to support his vision and combine Tesla with solar panel company SolarCity Corp. – latest science and technology news stories
GM takes stake in China car-sharing startup
US automaker General Motors is taking a stake in the Chinese car-sharing startup Yi Wei Xing, expanding the company’s global footprint in alternative and mobile-oriented transport.
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Hillary Clinton and Al Gore connect Hurricane Matthew with climate change in Florida
Related: What does Hillary Clinton need to do to win over climate hawk voters? Via The Guardian and The Washington Post Images via screenshot, Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons, and Al Gore Facebook
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Apple’s miserable Mac sales aren’t helping the big PC slump
At the beginning of this year, we witnessed the largest ever year-on-year decline to hit the PC market according to IDC, and the latest figures from analyst firm Gartner point to the most sustained slump ever seen in the industry – with Apple’s Mac sales falling hard and definitely not helping the big…
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New Amazon Music Unlimited uses voice to beat Spotify and Apple Music
It’s been a long time coming, but Amazon has finally revealed its standalone streaming service.Looking to rival Apple Music and Spotify in the over-the-air music streaming space, the newly-christened Amazon Music Unlimited will launch at a range of price points depending on how embedded you already are…
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The LG G6 may be able to fast charge wirelessly
LG may be reintroducing wireless charging to its next flagship smartphone.Today LG announced it will be making a 15 Watt wireless charging pad – technology which was revealed back in March this year – available to the public to charge your smartphone without having to plug it in. The new wireless charging…
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BMW’s new Tron-style motorcycle will never fall over
BMW is celebrating its 100th anniversary, and part of the festivities involves a series of futuristic prototypes of what the next 100 years could hold for the German automaker.The latest to be released, at an event in Los Angeles, is a motorbike that looks straight out of Tron. It’s called the Mororrad…
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This HP gaming PC and HTC Vive bundle lets you get into VR for less
Everyone’s heard the buzz about virtual reality this year, but one of the major blocks to adopting VR is simply the expense – and that’s an issue both HP and HTC want to address with a new PC bundle which is (relatively) affordable being priced at $1,499 (around £1,220, AU$1,980).So, as was previously…
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Samsung Galaxy S8: release date and everything you should know
Update: The latest leaks point to two screen sizes, both with curves, but a 4K resolution and a dual-lens camera for the larger and a QHD display and a single-lens snapper for the smaller one. We’ve also heard new release date rumors.The Samsung Galaxy S7 was almost everything we hoped for, with improvements…
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The best laptop deals in October 2016: cheap laptops for every budget
If you’re looking for a great deal on a new laptop you’ve come to the right place! That’s because every week we trawl through all of the biggest and best UK laptop retailers to find what look like the best deals on decent laptops.Whether you’re after a cheap laptop for browsing the web and doing other…
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BT promises it’ll have us all on 10Mbps or faster broadband by 2020
BT has told MPs that it will take full responsibility for ensuring that a minimum broadband speed of 10Mbps is achieved throughout the whole of the UK by the year 2020.The telecoms giant made the promise during a debate on the Digital Economy Bill, making it clear that the government’s targeted USO (universal…
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Best cheap cameras 2016
Want to buy a decent camera, but don’t want to break the bank? The good news is that there are some cracking cameras out there if you’re on a tight budget, including entry-level DSLRs, sleek-looking mirrorless cameras, advanced high-end compacts, and bridge cameras with huge zoom lenses, not to mention…
Paint2iT Pro Anti-Gravity Paint Tray
What, you don’t like splatter painting your carpet purple–sorry, eggplant–too when your girlfriend convinces you it’s a “gender neutral” color perfect for your living room walls? Or spilling the whole tray of paint when you pick it up to move spots right at the moment her F’ing cat Zanzibar decides…
Toyota recalls 92,000 new Prius hybrids for parking brake failure – Roadshow
If you tend to leave your car without putting it in Park, you may want to start doing that.
Today’s Best Deals: Akira, Qi Charging Pad, LED Light Bulbs, and More
LED light bulbs, a $7 Qi charging pad, and the 25th anniversary Akira Blu-ray lead off Wednesday’s best deals. Read more…
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A Design Solution to an African Traffic Problem | Mwansa Ndemi Mbewe | TEDxLusaka
Lusaka, Zambia and Africa as a whole is at a point in its growth where we must find our own indigenous solutions to our problems. No longer can we just emulate because our path has taken on a direction that is different from all other continents. In this talk Mwansa Ndemi Mbewe goes over one such problem…
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How Marlboro man is going to help renewable energy? | Gerwin Hop | TEDxApeldoorn
Gerwin Hop shows that social footprints can change drastically over generations. His great-grandfather was a door-to-door salesman of oil-fuel, his grandfather sold coal to farmers and he…. the grandson, is on a mission for a world free of fossil fuels. Gerwin is a sustainable entrepreneur and owns…
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We are all Future Makers | Kristin Amadon | TEDxApeldoorn
Kristin is passionate about the environment and knows that action, however small, will have an impact. This is how the future is made.It’s not only talk, Kristin definitely walks the walk. All the way down south to Antarctica. Kristin will always be an activist. Kristin Amadon comes from three generations…
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Robots are coming… and will ‘fundamentally’ change human life, UK MPs warn
The UK government is not prepared for the imminent arrival of robots, which will “fundamentally” change lives, take over jobs and raise serious ethical issues, MPs have warned. Read Full Article at
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‘So many p*ssies’: Russian FM trolls US elections (VIDEO)
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has trolled Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton during a CNN interview, telling host Christiane Amanpour that the US presidential campaign was full of “p*ssies”. Read Full Article at
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Victims of modern slavery ‘lost’ in system by British police
Police forces across the country are failing thousands of victims of modern slavery by failing to properly record the crimes and prosecute traffickers, the UK’s anti-slavery commissioner has warned, as he called for “urgent improvements” to combat the offense. Read Full Article at
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Putin: White House uses Russia scaremongering to manipulate Americans
The Obama administration is dragging Russia into the US presidential election to manipulate American voters for the benefit of Hillary Clinton, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, adding that email revelations have nothing to do with Russia’s interests. Read Full Article at
The Skagen Hagen smart watch keeps tabs on your minimalist life
 Skagen is a Danish watch company famous for its minimalist designs and affordable prices. Now, for $215, you can add a little smarts to your minimalist wrist, a welcome bit of news for those who think the flat black slab of an Apple Watch is too flamboyant. The Skagen Hagen is basically an activity…
iOS 10.1 Public Beta: Portrait mode alone worth the download
Finally there’s a reason worth risking an upgrade to an iOS Beta for iPhone. A public beta release for iOS 10.1 is available for iPhone users of all sorts, this version bringing on a key feature for iPhone 7 Plus. This version of the public beta software release allows an early version of the feature…
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Feed Microbes Oxygen to Help Clear Spilled Oil
A technique called “biosparging” relies on pumping oxygen underground to help naturally occurring microorganisms multiply and consume oil spills.     — Read more on
DEA Backpedals: Kratom Will Remain Legal, For Now
Opiate addicts and chronic pain sufferers were sent into a panic in August when the DEA announced its intention to place kratom’s two main constituent chemicals on schedule 1—making sale and possession of the plant illegal. Now, a preliminary document, set to be posted to the Federal Register tomorrow,…

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