Indistinguishable from Magic 10/14

Don’t ever lean into a hurricane like this guy in Bermuda
Hurricane Nicole directly hit Bermuda on Thursday, the strongest storm to hit the island since 2003. Here, a man leans into the Category 3 hurricane as his wife films him.  Read more…More about Mashable Video, Hurricane Nicole, Real Time, Real Time Video, and Us World
A test flight with Zipline, makers of humanitarian delivery drones
 A maker of delivery drones called Zipline began nationwide delivery of blood and other critical medical supplies in Rwanda today, through a partnership with the Rwandan government. The program strikes a hopeful note about drones, following news earlier this week that ISIS fighters had packed a hobbyist…
VR battle royale: PS VR vs. HTC Vive vs. Oculus Rift
 I’ve spent quite a bit of the last few months with headsets strapped to my face. Whether that has enriched my life significantly or left it in shambles I cannot say, but I will report that the games are at least starting to get really fun and the video content is only getting better. The PlayStation…
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Russian startup plans commercial launch of scarily accurate facial recognition tech
NTechLab is only a year old, but the Russian startup is making headlines with its controversial facial recognition technology. The company rocketed to the top of this nascent industry when it beat Google in the “MegaFace” facial recognition competition held last year in Washington state. With 30 successful…
Solar storm is underway, with widespread Auroras possible Thursday and Friday
A widespread display of the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, is already taking place across the Northern Hemisphere on Thursday night as a result of a moderate-to-strong geomagnetic storm.  The Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) in Boulder, Colorado issued a moderate geomagnetic storm warning…
Nixie Tube Watch
Set yourself apart from everyone wearing an iWatch with this Nixie tube watch. Each piece is handmade from milled pieces of brass and aluminum and complemented with two IN-16 Nixie tubes that display the hour, seconds, and remaining battery life. Check it out $713.14
Glow In The Dark Skeleton Shirt
Instantly stand out in a dark crowded room this Halloween by hitting the town dressed in this glow in the dark skeleton shirt. Available in sizes ranging from XS to 3XL, the shirt features a vibrant rib cage design that comes to life under a black light. Check it out $14.95
Wall Mounted Fold Out Desk
Maximize your bedroom’s limited space with this wall mounted fold out desk. The practical design takes up very little space against the wall and features a series of compartments that fold out to provide ample storage and desk space. Check it out $1,200.00
Spiked Self Defense Ring
Be prepared in case the unthinkable should occur by carrying this spiked self defense ring. The ring features an over sized pointed tip that protrudes outward when you form a first, so that you can quickly defend yourself against your attacker. Check it out $15.99
Purple Passion Flower Seeds
Add some life and brilliant color to your home’s yard by planting these purple passion flower seeds. Apart from the eye-catching 3″ blossoms that display a series of vivid colors, the tree also produces tasty and zesty fruits that are completely healthy to consume. Check it out $2.99
Lay Flat Aerodynamic Racing Bicycle
Fly down the road like a majestic bird riding atop the Bird of Prey lay flat aerodynamic racing bicycle. Rather than struggle against the wind, the lay down design maintains a low center of gravity that helps reduce wind resistance so you can travel faster than ever. Check it out $4,200.00
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Surviving the Icy Waters of the Arctic
In the arctic, every decision you make has potentially life threatening consequences. Even a brief exposure to the near-freezing temperatures of water in the arctic circle can be a death sentence. Motherboard went out into the great white wilderness of Longyearbyen in Svalbard, Norway, the northernmost…
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Car bomb kills at least 20 near rebel-controlled Syria-Turkey border crossing
At least 20 people, mostly Syrian rebel fighters, have reportedly been killed in a car bomb blast at the Free Syrian Army-controlled checkpoint cloase to a border crossing between Syria and Turkey. Read Full Article at
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George Orwell never dreamed of advertising as invasive as Yahoo’s proposal
Enlarge (credit: Yahoo patent) Yahoo wants to take advertising to the next level—that is, the Orwellian level—bombarding people in public places with targeted advertising served up by the surveillance society. That’s according to a Yahoo patent application recently published by the US Patent and…
‘Spinal Tap’ meets ‘Dr Strangelove’ in a quirky blocumentary – CNET
Mock-documentary “Houston, We Have a Problem” comically exposes the secret history of the Cold War, with some stunning drone footage thrown in.
Dell SE2717H 27″ 1920×1080 IPS LED LCD Monitor + BONUS $50 Dell Gift Card $220
Dell SE2717H 27″ 1920×1080 IPS LED LCD Monitor + BONUS $50 Dell Gift Card $220
I’m Taking VW’s Dirty Money And Blowing It On Something Big! What Car Should I Buy?
Adrian is one of the hundreds of thousands of Volkswagen owners who will be getting a big fat check to get his dirty diesel off the road. But he isn’t interested in getting a Prius—he wants something practical, large, and four-wheel drive. What car should he buy?…(Welcome…
Why You Shouldn’t Rely On Dr. Google When You’re Sick
When you’re not feeling well, your first move might be checking your symptoms with a search engine. A recent study, however, suggests real doctors are still way more accurate than any symptom checker tools out there.The study, published in the Journal of American Medical Association Internal Medicine,…
Ars Technica
Feds strike another multi-national “tech support” scam
Federal authorities say a group of scammers that “bilked millions” from US consumers with pop-up ads and hijacked Web browsers has been sued by the Federal Trade Commission. The scheme, which operates under the name Global Access Tech Support, used pop-up ads that told consumers their computers…
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Flitter Fly – Swirling Cat Tornado Toy
This unique cat toy swirls around catnip-infused butterflies and feathers inside a bowl like a tornado.Click Here For Complete Details
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Filmmaker charged with 3 felony counts for documenting tar sands pipeline protest
A filmmaker has been charged with three felonies after being arrested by police in North Dakota for filming activists shutting down the valve of a tar sands pipeline owned by TransCanada Keystone. She was one of nine arrested. Read Full Article at
Evolving Casino Design Over The Years
    image source It has always been suspected that casinos employ certain strategies and techniques to keep their visitors […] The post Evolving Casino Design Over The Years appeared first on Founterior.
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MindFire – The Autism/Alzheimer’s Parkour Play | Rocket House Productions | TEDxYYC
Inspired by a young boy in Alberta’s Parkour community with Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome who explores the world through the lens of his favourite superhero and final conversations the creators had with their Alzheimer’s-suffering grandparents, MindFire is a play that explores the beauty and strength that…
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Rutgers Receives $4 Million Grant From NSF to Establish Regional Data-Sharing Network
Rutgers is receiving a $4 million NSF grant to create and assess a regional computing infrastructure for collaborative data-intensive science. The team includes faculty at the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute, Penn State University, City University of New York, Drexel and Temple.
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This String Quartet Was Composed by Brainwaves
A brain-computer music interface system allows four patients to compose their own string quartet.Read More
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Neural implants and robot arms allow paralyzed man to feel again
After breaking his neck more than a decade ago, Nathan Copeland has finally regained his sense of touch. The only catch is that those feeling are fake — artificially generated by a robotic arm and an array of tiny electrodes embedded in his brain by…
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The new Chromecast Ultra vs the old Chromecast: what’s changed
The latest and greatest Google Chromecast – called the Chromecast Ultra – may not look all that different from its year-old sibling, but that doesn’t mean that nothing has changed.In fact, there are a number of things that make the Chromecast Ultra the streaming companion to beat for 2016 – from its…
Epson Store Clearance – up to 58% off Refurbished Printers and MORE
Epson Store Clearance – up to 58% off Refurbished Printers and MORE
Mobile marketing and data startup mParticle raises $17.5M
 mParticle announced today that it has raised $17.5 million in Series B funding. The New York City startup helps marketers collect user data through a variety of services and then funnel that data to other marketing and analytics tools. Co-founder and CEO Michael Katz said this not only reduces integration…
LG 32MP58HQ-P 32″ Full HD IPS LED Monitor $199
LG 32MP58HQ-P 32″ Full HD IPS LED Monitor $199
Need a job? Amazon is hiring 120,000 workers for the holiday season
Amazon said on Thursday that it will be creating more than 120,000 seasonal jobs for the looming holiday shopping season. If you’re in need of temporary employment to hold you over until bigger plans unfold or perhaps you’re simply looking to make a few extra bucks, this is certainly a…
Evernote Confirms a Serious Bug Caused Data Loss For Some Mac Users
Evernote has sent an email to users warning of a serious bug “in some versions of Evernote for Mac that can cause images and other attachments to be deleted from a note under specific conditions.” The company claims only “a small number of people” are affected, but those who have received the email will…
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Yes, the massive Yahoo security breach could cost it a deal with Verizon
Remember the massive Yahoo security breach that stole information from at least 500 million user accounts? Yeah, Verizon hasn’t forgotten about it either, and today the company says the hack could change its plans to buy Yahoo.Verizon general counsel Craig Silliman, speaking to reporters at a Washington…
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Brazil’s former President Lula faces more charges
A federal judge in Brazil has ruled that former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will face further criminal charges.
25 amazing video game T-shirts you’ll never cash in for potions – CNET
Forget “Keep Calm and Game On.” We’re talking tees you’ll actually want to wear. Like, in public and everything.
Obama, the nerd in chief, gives $300 million for science – CNET
The president confesses he is a “science geek” at the White House Frontiers Conference in Pittsburgh.
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Saving Children’s Lives and Getting Children Interested in Saving Lives | David Pearce | TEDxFargo
Presentation covered the basics in genetics of inherited diseases. That due to their severe nature, rob children of their lives. Cures are within reach through research now. However we need to engage in an age appropriate manner ways to educate and stimulate interest in children to continue with innovative…
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Empathy+Revolt=Change | Paula Herlo | TEDxBucharestSalon
Paula Herlo, opened her talk with some terrifying statistics about Romania, like this one:”every six hours a child is abandoned in a maternity”. This is the reality we live in, not the one from our living room, or our office. She thinks empathy + revolt = change. “Romania needs to be rewritten”. Her…
From the distributed workforce to the partnered economy
 Most won’t have noticed a recent $6.5M Series A for a company called Mobilize, but it’s indicative of a major change occurring in businesses today. Companies’ growing reliance on a distributed workforce have been occupying headlines and podcasts for the past couple of years. However, these conversations…
Digital Trends
Maingear’s Vybe desktop is ‘soft on the wallet,’ Nomad and Pulse get updated
System builder Maingear made a couple of announcements on Thursday, the first of which was the launch of its new Vybe high-end desktop. Not only is this system optimized for VR and PC gaming, the company says Vybe is “soft on the wallet” with a starting price of just $1,000. This desktop is fully customizable,…
Digital Trends
Loki Wi-Fi meat thermometer monitors your meal, tells you when it’s done
In an industry that sometimes seems to come up with solutions to problems nobody had, it’s always interesting to hear when a tech gadget is dreamed up to deal with a specific issue its inventor is having. For James Hammer, CEO of Loki Products, the occasion is his family’s weekly get-together. The problem?…
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Diabetics’ wearable sensor seeks sugar in sweat
In order to monitor their blood glucose levels, diabetics typically have to perform finger-prick blood tests as often as several times a day. Thanks to research being conducted by scientists from the University of Texas at Dallas, however, a non-invasive alternative may be on the way. Led by…
BenQ XL2411Z 24in 1080p 1ms 3D 144Hz LED LCD Gaming Monitor (REFURB) $197.00
BenQ XL2411Z 24in 1080p 1ms 3D 144Hz LED LCD Gaming Monitor (REFURB) $197.00
Enormous helix-shaped ramps lead into Amsterdam car park
A pair of 30-metre spiralling ramps provide access to this multi-functional car park in Amsterdam by Dutch studio Benthem Crouwel Architects. Read more
Now Trending on Facebook: Take Away Women’s Right to Vote
Facebook’s trending topics are having (another) bad day. The social network allowed the hashtag #RepealThe19th to be shown in its trending news column on Thursday. Taken at face value, the hashtag suggests that the idea of repealing of women’s right to vote is a popular one.Read more… Full Feed
Bob Dylan’s Never-Ending Tour of The Self
Nobel Prize winner Bob Dylan (let that sink in for a bit) has been on “a never ending tour” since 1988. For nearly 30 years, the man behind “Like a Rolling Stone,” “All Along the Watch Tower,” “Tangled Up in Blue,” and dozens of other classic tunes has stayed on the road, playing concerts all over… Full Feed
Does Bob Dylan Have a Politics and if Yes, What the Hell Are They?
Nobel Prize winner Bob Dylan (let that sink in for a bit) has been on “a never ending tour” since 1988. For nearly 30 years, the man behind “Like a Rolling Stone,” “All Along the Watch Tower,” “Tangled Up in Blue,” and dozens of other classic tunes has stayed on the road, playing concerts all over…
Bellroy x MAAP All Conditions Wallet
A tough wallet designed to keep your phone dry and your primary wallet off the bike.
Get Super Crispy Turkey Skin With Baking Powder
Nothing beats a juicy, oven-roasted turkey with crispy skin. With a little prep time, you can achieve perfect crispiness using salt and another common kitchen staple.Dry-brining a turkey will give you great flavor, but you’ll need more than salt to get that crispy texture you want on the outside of the…
Publishers are missing the jump from desktop to mobile
GUEST: A very familiar story is unfolding beneath our feet. Consumer behavior changed over the past 20 years as audiences shifted from traditional media to digital media. The industry experienced massive growth in content production, consumption, and ad spend thanks to this shift, except that revenue…
How TGI Friday’s employs a chatbot to fight for customer mindshare
GUEST: If you listen to chatter lately, you’d be led to believe that casual dining chain restaurants are about to go the way of the dinosaur — a relic of an age when couples, families, and even young singles would go out for drinks and dinner served by friendly staff. Consumers are moving on to better,…
NextEV Officially Opens North American Headquarters
PRESS RELEASE: Autonomous Vehicle Permit Issued and Road Testing Can Begin SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–October 13, 2016– Today, NextEV celebrated the ribbon cutting and grand opening of its new headquarters, located in the heart of the Silicon Valley. The 85,000 …
Obama Wants to Leave the Oval Office to a Pro-Science POTUS
Barack Obama won’t be president for much longer. But while he still is, he’s seeking to cement his legacy as a booster of science and technology. The post Obama Wants to Leave the Oval Office to a Pro-Science POTUS appeared first on WIRED.
Android Devices That Contain Foxconn Firmware May Have a Secret Backdoor
An anonymous reader writes from a report via Softpedia: Some Android devices that contain firmware created by Foxconn may be vulnerable via a debugging feature left inside the bootloader, which acts as a backdoor and bypasses authentication procedures for any intruder with USB access to a vulnerable…
How Evan McMullin Could Win Utah And The Presidency
With the election only weeks away, Hillary Clinton appears to have the lead and the momentum. As of this writing, the FiveThirtyEight polls-only forecast gives her around an 87 percent chance of winning — up from around 55 percent in late September – and that may not have fully absorbed the fallout of…
Returnly raises $3.2M to immediately refund your money after an online return
 Returning a product you bought online is inherently a statement of dislike, but smart retailers are quickly learning that they’re far better off if they shelve their defensive impulses and instead embrace your dissatisfaction with open arms. This is because it turns out that a smooth return process…
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Here’s who we want to voice our home AI systems
Earlier this year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that as his “personal challenge” side project for 2016, he was programming an artificial intelligence to run his home — a basic AI that could control the lights and temperature, play music on command, unlock the door for recognized friends, and…
Security breach may provide Verizon with a way out of $4.8 billion Yahoo acquisition
Verizon in July agreed to purchase Yahoo for approximately $4.83 billion in cash. The following month, a well-known hacker that goes by the handle Peace offered up the login credentials of 200 million Yahoo accounts on a dark web marketplace for three Bitcoins (around $1,800 at the time).
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US, Germany, France top Google Transparency Report user data requests
Google’s updated Transparency Report reveals the US, Germany, France, India and the UK governments were the worst offenders for requesting users’ information. Read Full Article at
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Microsoft shooting for full-blown, glasses-free holograms with its AR technology
We have seen them in movies: holograms that can appear in the real world without the need for a special headset. They are created by something, whether it is a robot, a dedicated set-top device, or ceiling-mounted omnidirectional holographic diodes capable of generating a full-sized holographic human….
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Portugal’s Antonio Guterres elected UN secretary-general
Portugal’s ex-Prime Minister Antonio Guterres is formally elected as the next UN secretary-general, and will begin his term on 1 January.
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Does the size of your firm affect your pay? Intermediate architect edition
Since 2013, Archinect’s Architecture Salary Poll has collected information on job salaries and satisfaction. The data, submitted anonymously, is broken down into metrics such as firm size, location, position, years of experience, education level, etc. The results provide a helpful look at the state of…
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Researchers may have discovered how to slow brain aging
A group of scientists from the University of Queensland could have accidentally slowed down the aging process of lab mice brains during a series of experiments. Read Full Article at
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‘Apparent war crime’: HRW blasts Saudi carnage at Yemen funeral, slams US & UK arms supplies
Human Rights Watch has accused the Saudi-led coalition of war crimes following an airstrike on a funeral in Yemen, which left at least 110 dead and over 600 wounded. The watchdog has also lambasted the US and the UK for supplying weapons to the Saudis. Read Full Article at
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Mars astronauts could use VR to remind them of home
To put it mildly, Mars astronauts are likely to feel isolation on a level that even the most daring space explorers can’t understand. How do you feel connected when Earth is just a dot in the sky? NASA, Smart Information Flow Technologies and 8i mi…
BBC News – World
Rwanda begins Zipline commercial drone deliveries
What is believed to be the world’s first regular commercial drone delivery service is launching in Rwanda.
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Best phone 2016: the 10 best smartphones you can buy
If you’re interested in Apple’s flagship handset, then perhaps you’d be more interested in our best iPhone list.Alternatively, if you prefer Google’s OS, then our best Android phone roundup should be right up your alley.UPDATE: Two truly fantastic phones have been added to our Best Phone 2016 list with…
Melania Trump threatens to sue ‘People’ over sexual misconduct story
First came Donald vs. the New York Times, now it’s Melania vsPeople. Amid multiple accusations of sexual misconduct from several women in different newspapers, Donald Trump threatened to sue the New York Times Thursday if the paper didn’t retract its story in which two separate women alleged he groped…
Digital Trends
Tesla beefs up semi-autonomous suite with Nvidia’s parallel computing platform
It appears that Tesla and Nvidia are taking huge steps forward together in building the next version of Tesla’s semi-autonomous driving system. The new Tesla Vision incorporates Nvidia’s CUDA parallel computing platform, according to Electrek. Tesla previously used a vision system from Mobileye for…
‘Simpsons’ creator: Donald Trump candidacy has gone ‘beyond satire’
Two more women came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against Donald Trump Thursday, and people across the globe seem to be condemning the Republican nominee — from Australian politicians calling him a “revolting slug,” (true story) to ‘The Simpsons’ creator Matt Groening labelling his candidacy…
Most Americans say they’re ready for an autonomous future
70 percent of Americans are ready for an autonomous future, according to a survey conducted by the Consumer Technology Association. It is one of the first large surveys to show positive reception for self-driving cars. Previous results have shown mixed or negative views on full automation, and a worry…
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Skin-inspired hull hydrogel may sense and repel barnacles
Barnacles may seem fairly low down the list of troublemaking sea creatures, but their habit of building up on ship hulls can be the bane of a boat-owner’s existence. Known as biofouling, this problem is a serious drain of time and money for the Navy, and existing control methods can harm aquatic…
The AI disruption wave
 Information technology evolves through disruption waves. First the computer, then the web and eventually social networks and smartphones all had the power to revolutionize how people live and how businesses operate. They destroyed companies that weren’t able to adapt, while creating new winners in growing…
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US playing Syria terrorism card as part of perpetual struggle for global dominance – Assad
The conflict in Syria is part of Washington’s prime goal to impose global hegemony, President Bashar Assad told a Russian newspaper. Terrorists in Syria, he said, are being used by the US and its Gulf allies to assert control over the region, primarily to weaken Iran. Read Full Article at
Maintool can now make any watch into a smartwatch
In the increasingly crowded market place of smart watches, a small niche of companies is offering an alternative to the standard designs by offering smart watch bands as an alternative to smartwatch faces. One of these is Madrid- and Paris-based startup Maintool, who have created the Classi watch band,…
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Gulf, Turkey bemoan UN inaction on Aleppo
Riyadh (AFP) Oct 13, 2016 Turkey’s foreign minister and his Arab counterparts in the Gulf on Thursday condemned “indiscriminate” air strikes on Syria’s Aleppo and expressed “deep regret” at the UN’s inability to stop the raids. The concerns came in a statement closing a meeting in the Saudi capital…
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Elephants rescued from SW China water tank
Beijing (AFP) Oct 13, 2016 Rescuers in China used helicopters and a digger to free three wild Asian elephants – including one young calf – from a water tank where they were helplessly trapped for more than two days, state media said. Pictures showed the trio languishing in muddy waters with their…
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Tracking the amount of sea ice from the Greenland ice sheet
Copenhagen, Denmark (SPX) Oct 14, 2016 The Greenland ice sheet records information about Arctic temperature and climate going back to more than 120 000 years ago. But new research from the Niels Bohr Institute among others reveals that the ice doesn’t just tell us about the situation in the air and…
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Deforestation in Amazon going undetected by Brazilian monitors
Providence, R.I. (UPI) Oct 12, 2016 Over the last two decades, Brazil’s government has pushed to curb deforestation. By official accounts, their progress as been commendable, but new research suggests a significant portion of deforestation has gone undetected by Brazil’s satellite monitoring system,…
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Biodiversity is a natural crop pest repellent
Lansing, Mich. (UPI) Oct 12, 2016 Monoculture growing fields attract a plethora of pests, while a plot rich in biodiversity repels them. But why? A new study offers answers. To find out exactly how plants use variety to their advantage, biologists looked to the insects that pester them. Scientists…
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dubai design week 2016 showcases largest selection of regional design
continuing designboom’s preview coverage of the 2016 dubai design week, which encompasses over 100 different events, we take a closer look at some of those that features regional design promise. The post dubai design week 2016 showcases largest selection of regional design appeared first on designboom…
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Global efforts to curb tuberculosis epidemic ‘fall far short’ – WHO
The global tuberculosis epidemic is significantly more serious than previously thought, according to a new World Health Organization (WHO) report that urges nations to “move much faster to prevent, detect, and treat the disease.” Read Full Article at
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Inside the World’s Largest Collection of PTSD Brains
Scientists seek the holy grail for PTSD research: targets in the brain that could respond to drugs. Full Feed
Only Gridlock Can Save America Now
When Republicans lost the presidential election back at the Republican National Convention in July, many elected GOPers feigned support for the Party’s doomed nominee in an effort to placate the base and hold their majority in Congress. After watching Donald Trump’s Access Hollywood tape (honestly,…
RT – Daily news
DOJ to begin collecting police shooting and use-of-force data
Police accountability is increasingly a hot button issue, and the Justice Department’s lack of data on police shootings has been an object of scrutiny. The DOJ now says that it will start collecting nationwide data on violent encounters next year. Read Full Article at
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Russia’s next-gen strategic stealth bomber may be unveiled in 2018
Russia’s next-generation strategic bomber, known as the PAK-DA, may be unveiled to the public by the end of 2018, the Defense Ministry announced. In the long term, the new stealth bomber is set to replace the current fleet of Tu-160, Tu-95MS, and Tu-22M3. Read Full Article at
Digital Trends
Google News will start marking topics with fact checking tag
With the 2016 election cycle in full swing, the need for proper fact checking is at an all time high. Google just announced a new label that will appear in Google News on topics that have been properly fact checked. According to a post on Google’s Keyword blog, the new label will appear in the expended…
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Recharging on stable, amorphous silicon
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 13, 2016 Next-generation anodes for lithium ion batteries will probably no longer be made of graphite. Silicon, which is a related material, can provide a much higher capacity than graphite, but its crystallinity poses problems. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, Chinese scientists…
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Arizona aerospace company wins $19M Navy satellite contract
Tempe AZ (SPX) Oct 13, 2016 Qwaltec has won a five-year, $19 million contract with the U.S. Navy for Satellite Operations and Maintenance Services (SOMS) contract, which is located at the Navy Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC) in Point Mugu, Calif. The Qwaltec team consists of Qwaltec, Inc….
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IS drone kills Kurdish fighters, hurts French troops
Washington (AFP) Oct 12, 2016 A remote-controlled jihadist hobby plane rigged with hidden explosives killed two Kurdish fighters and injured two French special operations troops near Mosul, French and US sources confirmed Wednesday. While the Pentagon has previously said the Islamic State group…
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Who stole all the stars
Melbourne, Australia (SPX) Oct 14, 2016 Investigating the millions of missing stars from the centres – or cores – of two big galaxies, astronomers at Swinburne University of Technology say they may have solved this cosmic whodunit, and the main culprits are not the usual suspects. While the…
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Massive Cloud on Collision Course with the Milky Way
Huntsville AL (SPX) Oct 14, 2016 In 1963, an astronomy student named Gail Smith working at an observatory in the Netherlands discovered something odd-a massive cloud of gas orbiting the Milky Way galaxy. Smith’s cloud contained enough gas to make 2 million stars the size of our sun, and it was moving…
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US Air Force’s Space Plane Has Been in Orbit for 500 Days, But Why?
Moscow (Sputnik) Oct 13, 2016 The US Air Force’s unmanned X-37B space plane has now spent more than 500 days orbiting the Earth, without statement or explanation.The 29-foot unmanned plane is part of the Air Force’s orbital program. Launched May 20, 2015, it is the program’s fourth flight (hence…
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Proxima Centauri might be more sunlike than we thought
Boston MA (SPX) Oct 14, 2016 In August astronomers announced that the nearby star Proxima Centauri hosts an Earth-sized planet (called Proxima b) in its habitable zone. At first glance, Proxima Centauri seems nothing like our Sun. It’s a small, cool, red dwarf star only one-tenth as massive and one-thousandth…
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Russia tests ballistic missiles amid tensions with West
Moscow (AFP) Oct 12, 2016 Russia’s military conducted a series of intercontinental ballistic missile tests on Wednesday, the latest flexing of its muscles as tensions with the US spike over Syria. Russian forces fired a nuclear-capable rocket from a Pacific Fleet submarine in the Sea of Okhotsk…
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Great Adaptable Desk That’s Perfect for Adults and Kids Alike
This desk, designed by the Casa Kids furniture company based in Brooklyn, is aimed primarily towards kids, whose parents want to buy them a desk that will grow up with them. However I think it’s perfect for adults too, especially those working from home. It is very well designed, made from durable…
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Air Force investigates outage of secret computer network at its major drone base – report
The US Air Force is reportedly looking into a computer system outage at a base it uses to operate armed drones over Afghanistan, Pakistan and Syria. The failure could be linked to a number of fatal battlefield incidents days after it was revealed. Read Full Article at
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The Case for Unilateral Free Trade
A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssThe Case for Unilateral Free Trade 0 Views In the 2016 presidential election, Americans have been given a choice between two types of controlled and managed trade. On the one hand, there is Donald Trump who favors outright protectionism and controlled trade…
Friday Quiz: Accelerometers
Accelerometers let you measure motion from vibration and shock.
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Whenever, wherever, you and citizen science are meant to be together
If you can see this, you can advance scientific research right now! Below, our editors highlight five, digital citizen science projects you can do online now!  Find more with the Scistarter Project Finder. Cheers! The SciStarter Team …
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Colombia extends FARC ceasefire in hope of reaching new peace deal
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Thursday a ceasefire with the country’s FARC guerillas has been extended until December 31 but that he hopes to have “a new agreement” for peace before that date.
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Worldwide shipments of 3D printers to double by end of 2016: Gartner
Gartner forecasts significant growth in the 3D printing market, with 44 percent growth in enterprise shipments alone.
Greyhours revamps its bestselling watch to create “robust and stylish” collection
Hong Kong-based Greyhours has created six new iterations of its bestselling Essential timepiece, which are now available to pre-order from Dezeen Watch Store. Read more
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Think Trail Mix Is Boring? Wait Till You Try This Recipe.
Trail mix is still the undisputed champ of backcountry grub. …Read More »
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Watch: How to Pick New Glasses for Fall
A pair of glasses is the first thing people see when they see you, so choose wisely. …Read More »
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The Best Down Jackets of Winter 2016
A selection of the warmest jackets to get you through the cold months. …Read More »
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How to Wash Your Car: An Expert Explains
L.A. tuner RJ de Vera gives us the professional scoop on what makes a high-quality clean for your prized ride. …Read More »
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Deals of Note: October 14, 2016
How to save on a Patagonia puffy jacket, a Coleman cooler and an Outdoor Tech wireless speaker. …Read More »
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Today In Gear: October 14, 2016
A retro-style commuter helmet, incredibly smooth aged scotch, a badass fixed-blade knife from pop country singer Zac Brown and much more. …Read More »
General Motors’ Maven car-sharing service expands to San Francisco, its 9th market
General Motors (GM) may have launched its Maven car-sharing service in January, but it has rapidly expanded to more than 10 markets, with its newest one being San Francisco. Now those interested in short-term car rentals with a technological system suited to millennials can easily take a GM vehicle out…
Falling Q3 venture investments confirm that nutty unicorn valuations have dipped
Venture capital investments plummeted 36 percent in the third quarter to $10.6 billion, compared to $16.7 billion a year ago, according to the MoneyTree Report from accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, based on data provided by Thomson Reuters. The number of deals was 891 in the quarter, down 25 percent…
Brain Pickings
Thinking vs. Cognition: Hannah Arendt on the Difference Between How Art and Science Illuminate the Human Condition
“The question whether thought has any meaning at all constitutes the same unanswerable riddle as the question for the meaning of life.” Art and science, despite their significant creative sympathies, have undeniably different roles in the human experience. But the question of what those differences…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Robotic arm gives quadriplegic man a new sense of touch
In 2012, quadriplegic Jan Scheuermann used her own thoughts to control a robotic arm and feed herself a chocolate bar thanks to a system developed by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Now, the same team has recreated the physical…
Next Big Future
Low energy terahertz radiation could reset computer memory in a picosecond which is 1000 times faster then current memory
A novel, highly energy efficient and ultrafast magnetization control scheme is successfully demonstrated by international team of scientists from the Netherlands, Germany, and Russia. With low-energy terahertz photons the team succeeded to make a magnet wobble in a trillionth of a second. “Our finding…
RT – Daily news
Serbian president urges ‘democratic nations’ to question if they ‘obey orders from one leader’
Western countries should take a moment to question whether they are truly a democracy or simply obey demands from one leader, Serbia’s president said, referring to nations who say “very bad things” about Russia but fail to understand reality. Read Full Article at
Carrier accidentally sends Google Pixel phone a week early to lucky guy
Bless you “Wooparse.”  That’s the Reddit handle of an Australian man who’s taken advantage of a postal stuff-up to showcase the Google Pixel phone a week before its actual release date.  At least one customer Down Under has already received their Google Pixel, thanks to the country’s exclusive carrier,…
Next Big Future
CRISPR gene editing corrects sickle cells in a mouse
Science Translational Medicine – Selection-free genome editing of the sickle mutation in human adult hematopoietic stem/progenitor cellsHammering out the sickle cell mutationSickle cell disease is a genetic disorder caused by a mutation in one of the hemoglobin genes, which causes deformation of red…
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Right-wing rivals take jabs at Sarkozy in presidential primary debate
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy faced a series of verbal attacks on Thursday night, as right-wing rivals sparred in the first of three presidential primary debates.
Next Big Future
Structured light and quantum dot film let flying drones detect obstacles while flying at 43 mph and 20 meter detection range will get boosted to over 100 meters within a year
InVisage Technologies launched its Spark Micro-LiDAR (SML20) module. The previously announced Spark4K 13-megapixel, 1.1-micron NIR sensor enables the SML20 module to sense structured light patterns with high acuity at a range of 20 meters, even in direct sunlight. This means drones can now self-navigate…
President Obama Orders Government To Plan For ‘Space Weather’
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Network World: President Barack Obama today issued an Executive Order that defines what the nation’s response should be to a catastrophic space weather event that takes out large portions of the electrical power grid, resulting in cascading failures that would…
Digital Trends
LinkedIn updates app in bid to become your go-to source for business news
LinkedIn is adding a number of customization and discovery options to its mobile app to help you get the most out of your feed. Having unveiled a number of upcoming changes to its platform last month, the social network is pushing ahead with its emphasis on news. Today’s update brings with it three…
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A dozen Washington, D.C. restaurants get Michelin stars
The first-ever Michelin Guide for Washington selected a dozen restaurants for its coveted stars on Thursday in recognition of the US capital’s vibrant dining scene and chefs’ use of local foods.
5 apps to help anyone better manage their mental health
For those instances where a cat being surprised by a cucumber doesn’t cut it or you can’t get your hands on The Little Book of Calm, the inventions of apps means we now have mental health tools right in our pockets. Keeping track of your mood, finding ways to cope and monitoring your mental processes…
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Netflix reportedly spent $40 million on Chris Rock
Chris Rock has had well-known comedy specials on HBO like Bigger and Blacker and Never Scared, but in 2017 when he returns with his first special in eight years, it will be on Netflix. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Variety and Deadline, the st…
Apple Watch patent uses heart rate sensor to identify users
When talking about using parts of our bodies for secure authentication, we mostly think of fingerprints or irises. Neither of those, however, are feasible on smartwatch, leaving them with nothing but PIN codes. Apple, however, may have thought of something to make future Apple Watches more secure. And…
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Fibre connection delay complaints jump in New Zealand
UFB fibre installation delays are partially responsible for a 35 percent uplift in telco complaints across New Zealand.
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Twitter launches Periscope Producer to enable TV-quality videos
Periscope Producer marks the next stage in the evolution of live streaming via Twitter, making it more accessible to professional broadcasters.
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Twitter will show one of the world’s biggest horse races in sports live-streaming push
Twitter is going global with its push into sports live-streaming after inking a deal to broadcast one of the world’s most prestigious horse races. Australia’s Melbourne Cup takes place on November 1, with Twitter’s hour-long stream set to include not only the race but also the build-up and post-race…
New Scientist – Online news
Does a tweet designed to trigger seizures count as assault?
A video embedded in a tweet that seemed intended to trigger an epileptic seizure in someone known to have the condition crosses a line, says Elizabeth Joh
BBC News – World
Dinosaur-era ‘swordfish’ discovered in outback Australia
“Extremely rare” fossils from a swordfish-like predator which lived 100 million years ago have been discovered on Australia’s “Dinosaur Trail”.
Call for Submissions: Festival des Architectures Vives 2017
FAV2016 La Grande Motte – JNarchitectes In 2016 the Festival was visited by not less than 20 000 visitors and was committed to raising awareness in schools.75 kindergarten and primary classes took part in this new program.The twelfth edition of the Festival will take place from 13th June to…
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Green-roofed home with rusting walls appears to grow out of a Finnish forest
Located on a gradual southward slope, the Residence in Muhos was built to look like an extension of the surrounding pine undergrowth with an angled turfed surface that connects the forest floor with the zigzag roof. The roof is strong enough to hold the weight of a moose in case any wildlife or people…
BBC News – World
State of despair
After two years of war in Yemen, thousands are dying from preventable diseases as the health system falls apart.
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The best broadband deals in October 2016
Finding the best broadband internet deals can be a bit of a minefield because there are so many options. Do you go for fibre broadband? Can you get 200Mbps cable broadband? Are you best off sticking with ADSL? Whatever service you currently have, we reckon we can get you a great broadband deal. It’s…
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The best web hosting services 2016
Whatever size of website you have, this article will help you find the best web hosting services for you as well as the best hosting deals to go for.The first step is to identify what your needs are – with one eye on future growth of your website – then choose an appropriate plan at the right price….
RT – Daily news
‘Stop interfering’: China scolds Britain, tells it not to meddle in Hong Kong’s affairs
China has warned the UK against interfering when it comes to Hong Kong, telling London that the affairs of its former colony belong to Beijing. The remarks come after a UK report expressed concerns about the “integrity” of Hong Kong law enforcement. Read Full Article at
No contract required: U.S. customers can now buy an unlocked iPhone 7 from Apple
Want an iPhone 7, but don’t want to be locked into a carrier contract? Now, if you’re in the U.S., you can get SIM-free, unlocked versions of the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus from Apple’s online store. Of course, that also means you’ll be paying the full price for the device right away, which in this… – Nanotechnology News Feed
Epigem Granted US Patent on Composite Electrode
Epigem, a high-tech British micro-engineering company, has been granted a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its composite electrode. Epigem’s composite electrode has many…
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Bendable electronic paper displays whole colour range
Ars Technica
Non-cable Internet providers offer faster speeds to the wealthy
When non-cable Internet providers—outlets like AT&T or Verizon—choose which communities to offer the fastest connections, they don’t juice up their networks so everyone in their service area has the option of buying quicker speeds. Instead, they tend to favor the wealthy over the poor,…
RT – Daily news
Rocket blast hits Turkish resort province of Antalya (VIDEO)
A rocket attack has hit the Southern Turkish resort province of Atlaya, Turkish media reported Friday. Read Full Article at
Tim Cook wants Apple to make your life better with AR
Apple CEO, Tim Cook, is hyping Apple’s augmented reality plans again, stressing his company’s goal to create solutions that “amplify” human contact.Cook talks “Augmented reality will take some time to get right, but I do think that it’s profound,” he told BuzzFeed News. “We might … have a more…
The Next Web
Google might launch its first Android Wear 2.0 watches early next year
If you’re keen on getting a new smartwatch, you might want to hold off on buying one just now. According to tech tip king Evan Blass, Google is slated to release its own smartwatches in the first quarter of 2017. The company is expected to launch two watches with Android Wear 2.0 in tow. We heard rumors…
BBC News – World
JK Rowling plans five Fantastic Beasts films
Author JK Rowling says she has planned scripts for a total of five Fantastic Beasts films, which are spin-offs from the Harry Potter franchise.
BBC News – World
Syria conflict ‘top priority’ for next UN chief Guterres
The UN’s newly-elected Secretary General Antonio Guterres tells the BBC he will make ending Syria’s civil war his top priority.
Popular Mechanics
Snap judgement: How Apple is brainwashing us
Happy iPhone day South Africa. Yes, today many of you will be lovingly caressing a brand new iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus and be contributing to Apple’s world domination. I’m an active participant, just read my ode to the excellence of the iPhone SE – Apple’s previous new iPhone. We’re all sheep, and I……
Xiaomi’s flexible concept phone gets leaked
Xiaomi is getting into anything and everything that can have a computer inside, from smart rice cookers to bikes. That doesn’t mean, however, that it’s actually done playing around with smartphones. Just like almost every other smartphone OEM, from Samsung to Lenovo, Xiaomi is apparently also interested…
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Xbox One sales beat the PS4 in the US for third month in a row
Microsoft’s Xbox One sales appear to be picking up in the US. Xbox One was the top-selling console in the US during July, August, and September, according to the NPD group. Microsoft still hasn’t released updated console sales figures, but EA estimated Microsoft had sold 19 million Xbox Ones back in…
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IBM – Cloud Object Storage Cheaper than Amazon S3
IBM has just released their Cloud Object Storage service which they say handles data storage much cheaper than Amazon’s Web Services’ S3 service.
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R2D2 Mini Fridge – Keep your drinks cold under the 2 scorching suns of Tattooine
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Make sweet music with Blotendo’s Harmonicartridge!
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Smart safe secures your prescription drugs and even reminds you to take them
There are certain items that belong under lock and key, and in many cases, prescription drugs are among them. To try and prevent theft and increase drug adherence, Solo Technology Holdings, LLC has launched its first product: the iKeyp, a smart safe designed to secure medications as well as small valuables….
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Researchers Move Closer to Breakthrough Gene Therapy to Cure Sickle Cell
Scientists are currently in the final stages of obtaining approval to start clinical trials for a gene therapy to treat and possibly cure sickle cell anemia. The CRISPR-Cas9 technology represents an important new approach that could transform research on sickle cell and lead the development of an innovative…
RT – Daily news
‘Hard Brexit’ taken to High Court, as EU citizens still in the dark about negotiations (VIDEO)
British citizens are taking Theresa May’s government to High Court after the Prime Minister insisted that MPs will have no say in the terms and conditions of Brexit. Read Full Article at
RT – Daily news
ISIS sympathizer who refused to become MI5 informant convicted in secret trial
A man who rejected an offer from MI5 to become an informant has been convicted of planning to join Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in a secretive trial at the Old Bailey. Read Full Article at
RT – Daily news
ECB makes bond yields so negative that it can’t afford them
The European Central Bank has pushed yields on the corporate-bond market so low that they no longer meet the criteria of its own bond-buying program, Bloomberg reports. Read Full Article at
RT – Daily news
Alibaba’s Jack Ma wants to create 100 million jobs
Jack Ma, the founder and chairman of the world’s largest e-commerce platform Alibaba, has revealed an ambitious plan to create 100 million jobs in the next twenty years. Read Full Article at
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Energy generation from heat with a solar cell built backwards
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Michelle Obama calls Trump’s words ‘shocking and demeaning’ to women
Michelle Obama said Thursday that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s boast on a 2005 tape that his fame allowed him to “do anything to women” had shaken her to the core.
ASAP x-connect: one super strong magnetic cable to rule them all
Though still widely used, micro USB connectors aren’t exactly widely loved because of the hassles involved in connecting to them. While USB-C aims to fix that, not everyone is in the game yet, like Apple’s iPhones and iPads. Wouldn’t be nice to just have one connector for all of them? Not to mention…
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All Xbox 360 games will get Xbox One backwards compatibility (if Microsoft boss gets his way)
If a tweet from Xbox’s Phil Spencer is to be believed, Microsoft won’t be done with adding more backwards compatible Xbox 360 games to the Xbox One library for a while yet. In a recent tweet, Spencer said that he’d like to have “all” 360 games work with the Xbox One.  The tweet came in response to a…
TARI-Architect’s Entry Proposal for Lithuania’s Science Island
Courtesy of TARI-Architects In a competition to design Lithuania’s new National Science and Innovation Center, known as “Science Island,” TARI-Architect’s proposal aims to exemplify sustainable design and construction practices. Although three architecture firms were already selected on September…
Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Kit review: Still the market leader
Arguably no company has done more to push forward the world of smart LEDs than Philips. Its latest bulb, the Hue White and Color Ambiance, is evidence as to why the company has been a major player in this space since day one.The bulbs have changed little in design since then. These latest ones—released…
Best color LED smart bulbs
Smart color light bulbs—LED-based bulbs that can be controlled by a smartphone and “tuned” to emit any hue in the rainbow—are no longer a new idea. What is new is how far this technology has come since its advent just a few years ago. Color LED bulbs aren’t quite a commodity yet, but they are getting…
FluxSmart Bluetooth LED Light Bulb review: A fun light to be sure, but it’s not bright enough on its own
Flux is a budget bulb provider, and it actually has two different types of bulbs available, both color tunable. Reviewed here is the second generation of the Flux Bluetooth, a squat and somewhat weird-looking bulb with a black, opaque base that uses a Bluetooth 4.0 connection to link directly to your…
ilumi A19 LED Smartbulb review: The smart light bulb for the security conscious
The latest generation of ilumi’s Smartbulb has a considerably updated look that is now reminiscent of a high-tech ice cream cone, but its core technology remains largely the same. Most notably, the bulb still uses a Bluetooth connection to pair with your phone, and it’s still rated for 800 lumens (by…
Elgato Avea Bulb review: A novelty bulb, through and through
A mood light in every sense of the word, the Elgato Avea is a party bulb through and through. In fact, its approach doesn’t even pay lip service to utility—it’s here for fun, and it refuses to apologize for that.  The bulb sets up easily, using an integrated Bluetooth pairing system like the Flux…
Ledvance Lightify RGBW A19 review: Affordable smart lighting with a steep learning curve
Osram recently spun off its lamps division, branding it Ledvance. But little seems to have changed when it comes to the Lightify LED bulb product line, which has a diversity that looks a lot like it did last year. (Ledvance comes close to Philips in terms of its variety of smart LED form factors, offering…
OCZ VX500 review: A featherlight SATA SSD that’s ideal for laptop upgrades
Toshiba/OCZ has struck again with its latest 2.5-inch SATA 6Gbps MLC SSD, the VX500. Released hot on heels of the RD400 (a fast M.2 NVMe drive), the mainstream VX500 delivers solid overall and sustained performance, and is featherlight—a boon for anyone looking to upgrade a laptop.Capacity and price…
LIFX Color 1000 review: One of the best smart bulbs gets brighter and better
LIFX was our runaway favorite bulb in 2015, and the company has hardly been resting on its laurels in the year and a half since. Today’s LIFX bulbs are smaller, cheaper, and brighter, but are just as easy to install and use as the earlier ones.My biggest complaint last year was the gargantuan size of…
Efforts to restart smart-gun innovation could misfire again
Jonathan Mossberg is a descendent of a nearly century-old, leading American arms manufacturer, so a couple of months ago when his 21-year-old daughter refused his gift of a handgun because she was afraid an attacker might take it away and use it against her, he realized he’d found a key demographic for…
Review: The da Vinci Mini leads as a low-cost 3D printer
Each time a consumer-grade 3D printer crosses my desktop, I mentally cross my fingers, hoping it will be a really top-notch machine despite its relatively low cost. I honestly root for the technology because I understand how revolutionary it is. Unfortunately, I’m nearly always let down. Until now,…
Obama touts tech R&D, fist bumps man with mind-controlled robotic arm
President Barack Obama on Thursday shook hands and fist bumped with a paralyzed man who was using a mind-controlled robotic arm.”Today he can move that arm just by thinking about it. He can once again feel the touch of another person,” said Obama, speaking to an audience in Pittsburgh. “Researchers will…
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Tesla rival’s EV outed by public records request
Atieva is a Chinese company building an EV for the US market, and we’re now getting a first look at its “Atvus” sedan, thanks to a public records search by Recode. The vehicle bears a passing resemblance to the Tesla Model S, with a Citroën-esque rear-wheel cover thrown in. The company has also developed…
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Amazing off-grid Tiny Solar House travels across the U.S.
The tiny mobile home measures approximately 18 feet long and 9 feet wide and was constructed with a cedar exterior using vertical tongue-and-groove siding and long walls. It features a living room that also functions as an office space, a kitchen with a fridge, double sink and a four-burner stove, a…
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Windows 10 update teaches an old touchpad new tricks
Another preview of Windows 10 has rolled out, and this latest incarnation (build 14946) brings forth some nifty changes for notebook users who have a precision touchpad, allowing for the customization of various gestures.For those of you wondering what on Earth said touchpad is (a precision what-now?),…
BBC News – World
Aleppo boys: We play, then run from bombs
Wissam and Zane, who are 12 and 11, describe life in the besieged city of Aleppo.
BBC News – World
Snapchat heads for possible $25bn flotation
Snap Inc, the owner of messaging app Snapchat, moves closer to a share flotation as it chooses Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs to underwrite the listing.
Which third-party apps work with Siri in iOS 10?
One of the most important changes in iOS 10 is Siri’s new ability to work with third-party apps. In order to control the experience, Apple chose to initially expand Siri commands to only six types of third-party services: audio/video calling, messaging, sending and receiving payments, searching photos,…
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Uber Can’t Find It’s Way Around India
Image: ShutterstockUber and Google Maps. That’s supposed to be a dream team for commuters. A relatively cheap cab which gets you to your destination via the quickest route. But on the streets of Delhi, at least, that’s not always the case. Especially when you need it the most.The other day I was chatting…
3 great cloud managers for keeping track of all your files
Chances are you’ve got more than one cloud storage account. Maybe you’re using Google Drive for your personal files and Box for work stuff. Or you might use two or three different services to keep redundant backups of your most critical files.Whatever your system, juggling multiple cloud drives can be…
How-To Geek
The Best Home Screen Launchers for Android
Android’s launcher is one of the most important parts of the user interface. It’s the first thing you see once the device is unlocked, and it’s the primary way you interact with the home screen. It’s where your widgets live, where the app drawer is found, and where you customize the look of your phone.Click…
Temples of Knowledge: 8 Unique National Libraries Across the World
Libraries have the capability to symbolize the character of a nation. As public spaces and community centers, they reflect how we value learning, cultural exchange and civic life. From little free libraries to monumental institutions, these projects advocate knowledge and imagination. Balancing…
U.S. Air Force, allies eye joint testing of new space capabilities
SAN FRANCISCO — Representatives of the U.S. Air Force and international allies plan to meet in Norway next month to iron out the details of an effort to bolster cooperative research, development, testing and evaluation of space technologies critical to joint military operations. “Sharing knowledge and…
BBC News – World
Nicaragua canal scheme ‘must be dropped’
Nicaragua must scrap a deal to build a massive inter-oceanic canal as it tramples on the environment and human rights, a leading rights body says.
New Scientist – Online news
These are the foods you should eat if you want less smelly farts
By mixing faeces with food ingredients, researchers have worked out which foodstuffs can reduce the amount of “rotten-egg gas” produced by our gut bacteria
Facebook Now Lets You Use Google Cast or AirPlay To Stream Video On Your TV
Facebook has made it a high priority over the years to improve its video platform so that it can better compete with the monolithic video service that is YouTube. Today, the company has added another feature, one that allows users to stream Facebook video content to the Apple TV via AirPlay and to various…
RT – Daily news
Obama to discuss bombing Syrian military positions – officials
US President Barack Obama is set to discuss further US action in Syria with his senior foreign policy advisers at the National Security Council (NSC) on Friday. US officials say military options are to be mulled over, among other possibilities. Read Full Article at
Will It Sous Vide? Three Whole Meals in a Bag
Hello everyone, and welcome back to Will It Sous Vide?, the weekly column where I make whatever crazy (edible) thing you want me to with my immersion circulator.Read more…
31% off SanDisk Ultra Fit 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive – Deal Alert
From a global leader in flash memory technology, the SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive is an ultra-small, low-profile drive with a storage capacity of 128GB, and enough speed to transfer a full-length movie in less than 30 seconds. It’s a #1 Amazon Best Seller in its category with 4 out of 5 stars…
RT – Daily news
Manned US missions to ISS to keep using Russian engines through 2019 – manufacturer
Atlas V missions to the International Space Station (ISS) will be carried out using Russia’s RD-180 engines at least through 2019, the engine manufacturer has said. The launch operator is expected to purchase up to 20 engines for the current mission. Read Full Article at
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Flashback Friday: Having sex might help you pass a kidney stone.
Image: Flickr/erik gould If you are looking for a (fun) way to pass a painful kidney stone, look no further! This study focused on whether having regular sex helps pass kidney stones lodged in the lower end of the ureter (the tube that connects the kidney to the bladder). Over 80% of patients who…
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Can We Get a Human to Mars by 2030?
On Tuesday, President Obama wrote an op-ed for CNN outlining his vision to send humans to Mars within the next 14 years, in preparation for the White House Frontiers Conference in Pittsburgh on Thursday.“We have set a clear goal vital to the next chapter of America’s story in space: sending humans to…
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This PS4 deal with three top games is a serious bargain
With the new PS4 slim now on store shelves we’re seeing some pretty affordable ways of purchasing one of the most fully-featured consoles of this generation, and Tesco’s latest offering  is the best we’ve seen recently. The best bit about the deal is the three pack-in games it includes. There’s Overwatch,…
SwiftKey’s neural network-based predictive keyboard app now speaks Spanish, French, and German
Popular mobile keyboard app SwiftKey is flexing its multilingual muscles today with the launch of a handful of new features for those able to converse in multiple languages. You may recall that the Microsoft-owned company rolled out a significant upgrade to its Android app last month, one that beckoned…
Adam Savage Went Undercover as your Friendly Neighbor Totoro at NYCC
Adam Savage is a public cosplay aficionado, so when he went to New York Comic Con, he was bound to be in costume. Of course, like many other celebrities at major fan conventions, […]
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Brobot can ‘sweat’ to do push-ups for longer
The Terminator may not feel remorse or pity, but does it even lift, bro? Researchers from the University of Tokyo have developed a robot called Kengoro that can sweat, helping it get through 11 minute push-up sessions that would normally fry the moto…
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Brain implants allow paralyzed man to feel his fingertips again
New brain implant technology has given a paralyzed man a whole new lease on life. Since a devastating car accident a decade ago, Nathan Copeland hasn’t been able to feel his hands and fingers. That all changed after scientists implanted chips into his brain to give him sensation through a prosthetic…
SpaceX to reuse Dragon capsules on cargo missions
LAS CRUCES, N.M. — SpaceX plans to reuse a Dragon cargo spacecraft for the first time next year, allowing the company to focus on production of the next generation of that spacecraft for crew and cargo missions. In a presentation at the International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight…
Meet the Heroes Fueling the New American Space Boom
Our resurgent space industry promises an out-of-this-world future—and stellar opportunities for people from all walks of life. Photographs by Dan Winters The post Meet the Heroes Fueling the New American Space Boom appeared first on WIRED.
These 3-D Shapes Are All Madness and Zero Photoshop
Charlie Kitchen uses elaborate analog techniques and an old-fashioned camera to make these deceptively simple collages. The post These 3-D Shapes Are All Madness and Zero Photoshop appeared first on WIRED.
Cholera in Haiti Isn’t Just Bad News—It’s Not Going Away
Hurricane Matthew may have put Haiti’s cholera epidemic in the news, but the disease has been lingering for years. The post Cholera in Haiti Isn’t Just Bad News—It’s Not Going Away appeared first on WIRED.
All The Best Superpowers, Visualized as Geometric Designs
Fardan Munshi designed 16 posters that use basic shapes and colors to describe superhuman abilities like telekinesis, elasticity, and transmutation. The post All The Best Superpowers, Visualized as Geometric Designs appeared first on WIRED.
How Airbus Went From Boeing Wannabe to High-Flying Legend
Half a century on, Airbus can take credit for some of aviation’s most notable developments. The post How Airbus Went From Boeing Wannabe to High-Flying Legend appeared first on WIRED.
BBC News – World
Finland church bells toll nationwide for Aleppo
More than 200 churches are ringing their bells every day in memory of people killed in Aleppo.
RT – Daily news
EU citizens tell RT about their Brexit fears as campaign is launched to keep them in Britain (VIDEO)
European citizens living in Britain have told RT about how they fear for their jobs, their safety, and their families as Prime Minister Theresa May’s “hard Brexit” plans threaten their residency rights. Read Full Article at
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The Most Aesthetic Looking Lens – Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens
As your eyes cast on this, it looks like a masterpiece that belongs in an art gallery. The sturdy build with a sleek finish that comes in brass and black brings out all the aesthetics of the lens. The guys at Lomography are recreating the first photographic optic lens from 1839. It is available in Canon…
Bouroullec brothers explore urban development in utopian diorama series
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have created models exploring better ways for nature and cities to interact, which they are showing in an exhibition at the Zaha Hadid-designed Vitra Fire Station. Read more
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Smart sensor helps you brew the perfect cup of tea
Given the quantity of gadgets specifically designed to brew the perfect coffee, it’s easy to think the tech world hates tea. Thankfully, 42Tea’s new brewing sensor is designed to let people get as snobby about chai as most people do when arguing the…
Gear Patrol
Your Next Purchase: A Better Dress Watch
If you’re one to sweat over the details, upgrade your formal attire with the right timepiece. …Read More »
How to change your login screen in macOS (and change it back)
Wesley Parker Sprayue made a very bad decision. Very bad. As a joke, I made my macOS desktop background the Windows XP background; little did I know that changed my sign-in screen as well. So I reverted it back to something better but my sign-in screen still shows this screen. It’s very ugly. And…
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Ping pong pace sets the rhythm of the music
We’ve seen machines playing ping pong before, but artist Mark Wheeler has got ping pong playing machines. He’s harnessed the game’s metronomic regularity, or lack thereof, and created a sound system with a tempo that’s set by the back and forth of a rally… Continue Reading Ping pong pace…
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Proposed timber tower shoots high into Chicago’s sky
Decades before the age of megatall skyscrapers like the Burj Khalifa, Chicago boasted bragging rights as home of the world’s tallest skyscraper with the Willis Tower (aka Sears Tower). However, if Perkins+Will’s new project comes to fruition, the city may look forward to getting back in the…
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This Week’s Sale Quick Picks
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‘Bitcoin Unlimited’ Hopes to Save Bitcoin from Itself
For over a year, bitcoin has been embroiled in a circular debate about a code change that would allow the virtual currency to handle many more transactions. But this week finally saw a major shake-up that could change the course of bitcoin as we know it. The issue at hand is the size of blocks of bitcoin…
The Wirecutter
Inner Vision for the Weekend of October 14, 2016
Inner Vision is a weekly digest connecting the dots between great everyday objects and the cultures and techniques behind living well with them. Here, we move beyond recommendations and ratings, because just as important as knowing what to buy is knowing what’s possible using the products you’ve purchased….
The Wirecutter
Most Popular This Week
Most read reviews this week: The Best Wi-Fi Router (for Most People), The Best TV, and The Best Bluetooth On- or Over-Ear Headphones. [See all 10 most popular reviews this week.]
Bless This Stuff
Drones are becoming increasingly popular, but carrying, protecting, transporting and storing your new drone and its many accessories may be a problem. With this in mind, renowned manufacturer of protective camera bags – Lowepro, have developed a line of backpacks loaded with thoughtful design elements…
Bless This Stuff
Designed by Argentinean architect Luciano Kruk, the Concrete Summer House is a distinctly modern structure, but looks perfectly at home in the wooded area of a beautiful natural space located in northern Argentina. Located among pine trees in the seaside resort of Mar Azul near Buenos Aires, the H3 House…
RT – Daily news
New UN chief Guterres urges US-Russia reconciliation
The UN’s newly-appointed secretary-general has urged reconciliation between the US and Russia, saying he will do “everything he can” to encourage trust between the two nations. Tensions have recently mounted over the Syrian crisis. Read Full Article at
RT – Daily news
Lunar bases must be ‘sturdier’ after higher rate of meteorites found battering moon (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
The moon has been thrashed by a staggering number of meteoroids, according to new research, prompting concerns that any equipment set up on the lunar surface could be in danger from space rock impacts. Read Full Article at
Job of the week: senior architect at Article 25
Our job of the week on Dezeen Jobs is for a senior architect to work with disaster relief charity Article 25, improving healthcare buildings in Myanmar. Visit the ad for full details or browse more architecture and design opportunities on Dezeen Jobs.
Sun Dolphin Bali SS 12ft Sit-on Top Kayak (Blue) $260.74
Sun Dolphin Bali SS 12ft Sit-on Top Kayak (Blue) $260.74
BBC News – World
Jacob Zuma corruption report blocked in South Africa
A corruption investigation expected to contain damning allegations against South African President Jacob Zuma is delayed, pending a court order.
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The next major version of Windows 10 just got a potential release date
It seems the rumor mill has a date for the release of the next major update to Windows 10, so if you want to mark next March in your diary, go right ahead – because that’s when we should see Redstone 2 (RS2) arrive.Previously, we’ve heard that there will be two major updates coming in 2017, the first…
Flip the 90/10 Ratio to Improve Your Inefficient Workflow
The 90/10 ratio, as described by product designer Bryan Le, says you’re probably spending 90% of your workday on inefficient tasks you shouldn’t be doing. Focus on flipping that ratio to get more done.Le works with real estate agents who have to deal with a high volume of mundane, inefficient tasks on…
RT – Daily news
‘Hard Brexit so painful Britons may never pull out of EU’ – European Council chief
Britain may back down from leaving the EU when it realizes how “painful” Brexit will be, European Council President Donald Tusk has predicted. Read Full Article at
Sony’s PlayStation arm plans to launch up to six smartphone games
Sony has announced that it plans to take on the mobile space in a classic “if you can’t beat ’em” scenario. More and more gamers are moving to smartphones as their mobile gaming device of choice. To help Sony grab its share of that market , the company has announced that the PlayStation division will…
This flexible keyboard is hiding an entire Windows PC
Technology has reached a level of maturity in which it’s possible to carry around a full-fledged computer in your pocket. While smartphones technically fall into this category, I’m more referring to tiny PCs like Intel’s Compute Stick or the Kangaroo Plus from InFocus.
The Awesomer
Square Off Smart Chess Set
Price: $200+  | PledgeLike the old Excalibur Phantom Force, this robotic chess set moves the pieces on its own using magnets. But this one lets you play against anyone in the world who has either the board or its app. You can also play against the AI or spectate a match. More Awesome Stuff:…
Ars Technica
HP Inc to axe up to 4,000 jobs over next three years
Enlarge (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images) HP Inc plans to trim its workforce by up to eight percent with the loss of between 3,000 and 4,000 jobs by 2019 to shave millions off the company’s costs. The tech giant’s staff headcount as of last November stood at 50,000 workers, but it revealed in…
EeSoffit by EeStairs®
EeStairs manufactures staircases in a variety of shapes, materials and applications. Despite this diversity, all EeStairs staircases have something in common — a high-quality finish. EeStairs is always looking for new opportunities and techniques to create an outstanding level of finish and has…
Amazon’s Already Taking $20 Off FIFA 17, Today Only
FIFA 17 has only been out for a couple weeks, but Amazon’s not waiting for stoppage time to offer a deal: Today only, you can save $20 on a copy for PS4 or Xbox One.Read more…
Blue Microphones Snowball iCE USB Condenser Microphone (Black) $33.99
Blue Microphones Snowball iCE USB Condenser Microphone (Black) $33.99
Want to Know Julian Assange’s Endgame? He Told You a Decade Ago
Ten years ago, Julian Assange argued that it wasn’t leaks that would kill political parties, but the fear of them. The post Want to Know Julian Assange’s Endgame? He Told You a Decade Ago appeared first on WIRED.
Ars Technica
Nikon DSLR with sub-zero Peltier cooling: The astronomer’s camera of choice
In my 20-odd years of PC building and DIY electronics hackery, I have attached refrigeration units to many things: overclocked CPUs, of course, the underside of a mousepad during a particularly hot summer, and once I even made a hand-holdable…
DHS Warns of Mirai Botnet Threat To Cellular Modems
chicksdaddy writes from a report via The Security Ledger: The Mirai malware that is behind massive denial of service attacks involving hundreds of thousands of “Internet of Things” devices may also affect cellular modems that connect those devices to the internet, the Department of Homeland Security…
Torq EV buggy is designed specifically for ordnance disposal
A company called Torq Defense Systems has unveiled a new electric all-terrain vehicle that is designed specifically for ordnance disposal personnel. The vehicle is called the EOD Light Tactical Electric Vehicle and can be used by both law enforcement and government agencies. The Torq LTEV is designed…
Brexiter regrets leave vote, chokes up in live radio interview
In a telephone interview with LBC radio presenter James O’Brien, a Brexiter expresses regret over his decision to vote ‘leave’ in the EU Referendum this past June.  By the end of the conversation, the distressed lorry driver admits, “I’ve got a lump in me throat, and I’ve got a tear in me eye.” …
The Gadget Flow
Pumpkin Shaped LED String Lights For Halloween
Give your home a Halloween makeover with these brightly lit up pumpkin shaped LED string lights. The coolest aspect of the design is the shape of the LEDs that make them look gorgeous and super fun at the same time. They will serve as a perfect party decoration for your home by bringing in that creepy…
The Gadget Flow
Finger Wear Nail Toy Props
Scare your friends and family this Halloween by wearing one of these super fun Finger Wear Nail Toy Props. These are made from eco-friendly plastic that will bring a look as if your finger has been pierced with a nail. Now that’s a cool look to flaunt at the Halloween party! Simply wear it on your finger…
The Gadget Flow
PrintDry Filament Dryer
The PrintDry filament dryer is an in-line filament dryer, which is designed to dry and to feed the filament into a 3D printer at the same time. The migration of moisture into the filament occurs over time and will eventually slow and stop when the moisture content reaches a state of equilibrium with…
The Gadget Flow
Aqua Quest White Water 100% Waterproof Duffel Bag
Keep all of your gear clean and dry while you’re out and about with the Aqua Quest White Water 100% Waterproof Bag. Designed to be lightweight and comfortable to carry or wear, this bag can withstand rain, dirt, dust, or sand even when left on the ground. Weighing just 2.2 lbs, the White Water Duffel…
The Gadget Flow
SonaBuds – Smallest Stereo Earbuds w HD Audio & Mic
SonaBuds Wireless Stereo Earbuds is the smallest and the most affordable wireless earbuds with HD audio and built-in microphone for taking calls. SonaBuds deliver 4 hours of listening time on one charge. And the companion charging pod provides additional 20 hours of play time. Enjoy non-stop music when…
The Gadget Flow
Colour Me Lampshade, For Creative Kids
Colour me Lampshade is a quality flat packed lampshade that can be colored in by kids. Great to encourage your kid to be creative and it makes for a perfect gift for kids for all occasions. The lampshade comes to you flat-packed within a beautiful box. When you open the box, you will find two velcros…
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This paper rolls up into an adjustable flashlight
The latest capsule collection from Design of Things (courtesy of design firm Nendo and Softbank) is just as fascinating as its 3D-printed, prune-able Bonsai trees announced last year. The Paper Torch is equal parts designs, patterns and heritage of T…
OMG Posters: A Decade of Rock Art
OMG Posters launched back in 2007. For the last decade they’ve been featuring some of the most creative band & concert artwork in the music industry. In addition, the OMG blog has become a popular hub for artists & a global community of printmakers & designers. This book compiles a decade’s…
How-To Geek
How T-Mobile’s Free Music and Video Streaming Works
Data is data…except when it’s not. T-Mobile makes things a little confusing by giving you a certain amount of data, then offering unlimited music and video streaming that doesn’t count against the allowance–but only for certain services.Click Here to Continue Reading – latest science and technology news stories
Reprieve for Australian sub-Antarctic island station
Australia’s permanent sub-Antarctic research base at World Heritage-listed Macquarie Island has won a reprieve from closure and will instead get a multi-million dollar revamp, the government said Friday, in a boost for science.
This Clever Food Storage System Includes Vented Lids For the Microwave
You guys love Rubbermaid’s Easy Find Lid leftover storage set (which is currently available for $16), but this alternative from Sterlite has a few tricks up its sleeve.Read more…
RT – Daily news
Saudis to invest in $100bn tech fund
Hurt by low oil prices Saudi Arabia is teaming up with Japan’s SoftBank to start a new technology investment fund worth up to $100 billion. Read Full Article at
Today Only: Get Two Months of Sling TV For the Price Of One
2 months of Sling TV for the price of oneSling TV is the simplest way to stream TV without shackling yourself to a cable company, and today only, Amazon will sell you two months of the service for the price of one.…The deal is available for every configuration of Sling…
Your Laundry Room Is Surprisingly Dirty
Some spots in your house, like the bathroom or kitchen sink, are obvious hangouts for bacteria. Your laundry room is another surprisingly bacteria-ridden spot, though.…As Prevention points out, there are a few reasons your laundry room might be dirtier than you think….
Digital Trends
PlayStation VR can play 2D games from Xbox One, Wii U, and PC
It turns out that more than just being a powerful console virtual reality solution, the PlayStation VR might be the most versatile VR headset available. It’s capable of playing a number of solid PlayStation 4 titles in virtual reality, but it can also function in cinema mode with any generic HDMI connection,…
Salary or equity? This website wants to help you understand startup job offers
Job offer letters can be confusing, especially in the startup industry. Instead of just having a base salary and a benefits package, early-stage startups will provide equity packages. Cash is simple. Equity, on the other hand, can be complex, with horror stories abound of employees who thought they…
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The iPhone 4 is about to become obsolete
If you’re still using an iPhone 4 you might want to start being extra careful with it, as from the end of this month Apple will reportedly stop offering repair services or parts for the phone.That’s according to Macotakara, which adds that the 13-inch MacBook Air from 2010, the third-generation AirPort…
You Can Use PlayStation VR on Xbox One
PlayStation VR is now out in the wild and seems to be doing well (at least from all the chatter I’ve seen on my Twitter feed). Sony’s latest peripheral is meant to play […]
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Smart sleeve warns you of impending forearm injuries
Wouldn’t it be great if you could know that you’re about to injure yourself moments before you actually do? A pair of students out of Rice University believe that they’ve developed a wearable that can do just that. Ziel’s M2 Sleeve is a prototype dev…
The Next Web
Netflix will reportedly add offline mode before the end of the year
Everyone, including us, has been waiting for Netflix to add one specific feature: Offline viewing. It might finally be coming. According to sources, he long-awaited addition will arrive for the desktop and mobile applications of its video streaming service before the end of the year. Dan Taitz, COO of…
RT – Daily news
Assets, properties targeted as UK tries to stem flood of dirty money from abroad
Hundreds of properties in Britain suspected of belonging to overseas criminals could be seized under new laws designed to crack down on corruption and dispel accusations that London is a haven for dirty money. Read Full Article at
The Awesomer
LEGO RC A39 Tortoise
LinkOne-man LEGO Technic factory Sariel tops himself yet again with this badass model of the A39 Tortoise, a British World War II heavy assault tank prototype. Its drivetrain, cannon, turret and machine gun are controlled with a DualShock 4 via two SBricks. More Awesome Stuff: LEGO RC Tatra Dakar…
Cool Material
The Casper Pillow Is Designed for Every Sleeping Position
How do you sleep? On your back? Side? Whatever position you land in after a long day? No matter how you rest your head, Casper has your perfect pillow. The Casper Pillow stays supportive, cool, and comfortable all night long—no matter what position you wind up in. Every aspect of the unique pillow-in-pillow…
Amazon makes it easier for Indians to buy international products
Amazon’s latest offering for India is its mammoth global store.  SEE ALSO: Amazon outstripped Flipkart as India’s biggest online retailer: Report Amazon India has launched the Global Store in the country, giving people access to a range of products, many of which are yet to officially make their way…
Popular Mechanics
Detroit Auto Show 2016
Detroit Auto Show 2016: The start of the automotive show calendar traditionally held in the motor city of Detroit, provides a look at what to expect in 2016… The post Detroit Auto Show 2016 appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
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Apple already has the tech to ID you using your veins
A patent suggests that Apple could one day use vascular signatures instead of fingerprints to identify users.
The Sweethome
Inner Vision for the Weekend of October 14, 2016
In this weekend’s edition of Inner Vision learn about the remarkable history of the lead pencil, take a closer – a much closer – look at the world through the wondrous lens of macrophotography, and get cued into a hospitality secret known as the triple sheeting technique.
The Sweethome
Most Popular This Week
Most read reviews this week: The Best Space Heaters, The Best Sheets, and The Best Washer and Dryer. [See all 10 most popular reviews this week]
RT – Daily news
Russia to sign deal on S-400 shipment to India – Putin aide
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin are expected to sign an agreement regarding the shipment of Russia’s most advanced anti-aircraft defense system, the S-400 Triumph, to India. Read Full Article at
You Can Soon Buy That Tiny Scooter That Looks Like a Laptop You Can Ride
A Segway you can carry in a laptop bag? That’s what Cocoa Motors promised when it revealed the WalkCar, an ultra-compact personal transport, last year. And finally, after a year of perfecting its design, the WalkCar will be available for pre-order starting on October 21.Read more… – latest science and technology news stories
Amazon and VMware form alliance in the cloud
Cloud computing rivals VMware and Amazon Web Services have announced an alliance that will let them play off each other’s strengths. – latest science and technology news stories
Hope for deal to scrap super greenhouse gases
Hopes were high Friday that world envoys meeting in Rwanda will agree to phase out potent gases used in refrigerators and air conditioners that are one of the biggest contributors to global warming. – latest science and technology news stories
Fractional order modeling may reduce electric car drivers’ battery charge anxiety
With rapidly diminishing fossil fuels, it’s not impossible to imagine a future of battery-powered cars. But to get there, scientists and engineers will have to solve a very important problem that affects drivers’ peace of mind as well as their safety: Knowing just how much charge is left on their battery… – latest science and technology news stories
Scientists develop an app that measures a tree’s leaves’ exposure to sunlight
The smartphone app Ahmes, developed by a group of Spanish scientists, measures the angle of a tree’s leaves and calculates their position with respect to the sun. Its name pays homage to the Ahmes Papyrus, also known as Rhind Mathematical Papyrus, written during the reign of Apophis I. – latest science and technology news stories
Europe heads for Mars in search of life
Thirteen years after its first, failed attempt to place a rover on Mars, Europe reaches a crucial stage Sunday in a fresh quest to scour the Red Planet for signs of life, this time with Russia. – latest science and technology news stories
Those tiny T. rex arms appear little used, researchers say
It turns out The Field Museum’s T. rex Sue didn’t use those tiny arms very much. – latest science and technology news stories
Scientists simplify model for human behavior in automation
Human unpredictability is a problem in the automated human-machine systems people use every day. Scientists from Nanjing Institute of Technology’s School of Automation in China and the University of California, Merced’s School of Engineering partnered to find a programming solution for erratic human… – latest science and technology news stories
Plants actively direct their seeds via wind or water towards suitable sites
Plants cannot move to find new places to live in, but they can actively direct their seeds to new suitable places for plant development. This ‘directed dispersal’ had previously been shown only for plants with seeds that are transported by animals. Researchers have now shown that plants can also actively…
Young Architect Guide: How to Network Like a Pro
Networking is indeed about selling yourself, but you can leave the heavy sales techniques behind.
Samsung TVs will integrate Steam Link’s PC game streaming technology
Soon it’ll be even easier to stream games from your PC to your TV. Valve and Samsung announced during Steam Dev Days this week that future Samsung TVs will include the Steam Link hardware inside, as Steam Spy first reported—potentially the first of many such partnerships.  It’s not the most exciting…
BBC News – World
Egypt: ‘IS militants’ kill 12 soldiers in Sinai peninsula
Suspected Islamist militants have killed 12 Egyptian soldiers in an attack on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula, security sources say.
Modern Rock’N’Roll Home With A Strong Individuality
1930’s apartment in Milan is the ultimate stylish rock’n’roll contemporary space sitting beautifully in an Art Deco palazzo. A contemporary modern lifestyle is beautifully envisioned on the second floor of a 1930’s Art Deco building in Milan. Owner Valerio Leone (a fashion designer who has worked with…
New Scientist – Online news
Worms seen farming plants to be eaten later for the first time
A type of ragworm has been spotted dabbling in gardening for the first time, a behaviour that allows it to grow much bigger by unleashing more nutrition
Google To Divide Its Index, Giving Mobile Users Better and Fresher Content
Desktop Google searches could soon feel slightly out of touch compared to those done via smartphones as the company begins to push mobile search. Google has said it is fully splitting its search index into two versions: a rapid updated mobile one, and a secondary search index for the desktop web. SearchEngineLand…
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Florida Declares New Area of Zika Transmission in Miami
State health officials say five people have been infected in the 1 square mile zone — Read more on
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Ex-CIA director, now top Trump adviser, speaks out
James Woolsey, who served as CIA director under Bill Clinton, is now a senior adviser to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. He spoke to FRANCE 24’s Marc Perelman about how he thinks Trump should deal with Russia and Syria if elected.
The Next Web
Manage all your home devices from your phone with the KlikR
If you’re tired of managing multiple controllers for different devices, the KlikR universal remote control is a great solution. This coin-sized device lets you seamlessly control any connected device from your phone — even your air conditioner. For a limited time, you can pick up a KlikR for just $19.99… – Interior Design & Architecture Magazine
Creative Stool Design Pays Tribute to Shukhov’s Tower in Moscow
Shukhov stool by designer duo Anna Strupinskaya & Alexey Ivashkevich is a tribute to famous Russian architect Vladimir Shukhov’s tower in Russia. Built in Moscow in the early 1920s, the Shukhov tower is a special structure consisting of a series of hyperboloid sections stacked on top of one another…
The Nike+ Apple Watch is coming October 28
While the Apple Watch Series 2 has been available since mid-September, the exact release date for the Nike+ version of the watch has not been available — until now.  French site WatchGeneration and 9to5Mac noticed Apple has posted an Oct. 28 launch date for the Nike+ Apple Watch Series 2.  SEE ALSO:…
United Airlines computer failure causes widespread flight delays – CNET
It’s the latest in a series of technical glitches for a number of airlines that has passengers lamenting in airports across the world.
’80s generator gives your words a neon retro tribute – CNET
Glowing rainbows, lasers, neon futuristic fonts, space backgrounds and geometric shapes make anything you write look like an ’80s music video.
The Manual
Gentleman’s Trove Makes Gift Buying Painless
Give the gift of refinement, taste, and practicality. The post Gentleman’s Trove Makes Gift Buying Painless appeared first on The Manual.
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
This Self-Healing House uses plants, moss, and birds to create a living facade
Some might think metropolitan living means one can’t commune with nature, but designer Edwin Indera Waskita’s Self-Healing House shatters that belief. His proposed home would create a balanced symbiosis with the surrounding natural world while providing housing for those in the world’s busiest cities….
RT – Daily news
Belgium’s Wallonia rejects EU-Canada free trade deal
Lawmakers from Belgium’s French-speaking region of Wallonia voted against the EU-Canada trade deal (CETA) on Friday, threatening to derail the long delayed agreement. Read Full Article at – latest science and technology news stories
New technique offers glimpse at human evolution in action
In research published in Science, a Stanford-led international team used a new analytic technique to map recent evolution. The technique relies exclusively on the DNA sequences of modern humans, yet it can reveal rapid changes in the prevalence of different gene variants over the last 2,000 to 3,000… – latest science and technology news stories
Invasive tropical legume alters soil nitrogen dynamics
As global change continues to be studied, the scientific community needs quantitative assessments to inform mitigation decisions and predict outcomes. Because restoration and management plans designed to address global change issues are resource-limited, decision-makers require empirical information… – latest science and technology news stories
Louisiana teachers more likely to teach to state standards, study finds
Teachers in Louisiana are doing better than peers in other states in using classroom materials and providing instruction that is aligned with their state standards, according to a new RAND Corporation report. – latest science and technology news stories
Decline in forest diversity could cost billions per year
The world’s forests constitute the most varied and diverse terrestrial ecosystems on the planet, and are home to thousands of species of plants, animals and microorganisms. – latest science and technology news stories
Ready for the Red Planet
Next week, ESA’s ExoMars has just a single chance to get captured by Mars’ gravity. The spacecraft and the mission controllers who will make it so are ready for arrival. – latest science and technology news stories
Diversified management provides multiple benefits in boreal forests
Forests provide multiple social and environmental benefits and play a key role in bioeconomy particularly in the Nordic countries. For example, the Finnish bioeconomy strategy aims to considerably increase the use of forest-based biomasses and forest harvesting by 2025. However, new research shows that… – latest science and technology news stories
Small-scale agriculture threatens the rainforest
An extensive study led by a researcher at Lund University in Sweden has mapped the effects of small farmers on the rain forests of Southeast Asia for the first time. The findings are discouraging, with regard to environmental impact, biodiversity and the economy, over the long term. – latest science and technology news stories
Bendable electronic paper displays whole color range
Less than a micrometre thin, bendable and giving all the colours that a regular LED display does, it still needs ten times less energy than a Kindle tablet. Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have developed the basis for a new electronic “paper”. Their results were recently published in…
Opinion: Apple may or may not buy Sonder, but dynamic hardware keyboards are the future
Following speculation that Apple may be looking to acquire Sonder Keyboard, the startup yesterday confirmed to us that it has been in discussions with Apple’s procurement board. Coincidentally or not, the company’s website was not accessible at the time of writing (that may simply be yesterday’s story…
Digital Trends
BenQ adds high dynamic range to 4K monitor it designed with photographers in mind
BenQ is adding high dynamic range to the popular 4K monitors it designed for photographers, videographers, and other creatives. The BenQ SW320, a 32-inch 4K monitor, adds a few extra inches and HDR support to the company’s well received SW2700PT, while several new additions across the board extend the… Full Feed
For the First Time Ever, Feds Focus on How a College Violated Accused Student’s Title IX Rights
It finally happened: the Office for Civil Rights came down on the side of a male student who was accused of sexual harassment. In its settlement with Wesley College, the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights actually found college officials guilty of violating the students’ Title IX rights…
Buy An $18 Quick Charge USB Hub, Get a Car Charger and Lightning Cable FREE
$18 is a pretty good price for a 4-port Quick Charge 2.0 USB charging hub on its own, but if you buy one today on Amazon, you can get a dual-port car charger and Lightning cable for FREE. Just add both to your cart, and use code HBMAG8NH.Read more…
Add Four Lightning Cables To Your Collection For $15
You can never have enough Lightning cables, and $15 is one of the best prices you’ll see for a 4-pack. Apropos of nothing, Apple still charges $19 for one cable. Just use code B73F2AH7 at checkout to get the deal.Read more…
The Verge – All Posts
Galaxy Note 7s don’t explode, they sizzle
This week on Vergecast, we have the exclusive interview with our tech and transportation reporter Jordan Golson, who has been reporting nonstop on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 debacle. Nilay, Lauren, and Paul welcome Jordan to the show to talk about the recent events regarding Samsung, as well as what it…
Physics News
Crystal clear imaging: Infrared brings to light nanoscale molecular arrangement
How-To Geek
How to Stop GIFs from Automatically Playing in Slack for iOS
By default, if you post an animaged image in Slack, it will automatically play–and some can be quite annoying. If you would rather not see every animated image play automatically, you can easily disable this feature.Click Here to Continue Reading
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
One Big Question: Will kids being born today need to learn how to drive?
With companies like Google and Volvo working hard to bring self-driving cars to reality, the question of “if” has solidly morphed into one of “when” regarding the technology. Will robotic cars be so prevalent in the next decade or two that our children won’t ever need to get driver’s licenses?.. …
The Awesomer
Deal: SunVolt USB Solar Charger
Price: $20  | BuyKeep your gadgets juiced up wherever you go with this charging pack from RAWtronics. The waterproof pack has a 5000mAh battery built in, two USB ports, and a solar panel which can help recharge the battery on sunny days. Save 31% in The Awesomer Shop. More Awesome Stuff: Deal:… Physics News
How water flows near the superhydrophobic surface
Water has an unusual property when it flows closely to some specially designed surfaces—its speed isn’t equal to zero, even in the layer that directly touches the wall. This means that liquid doesn’t adhere to the surface, but instead slides along it. This effect is called hydrodynamic slip, and it was… Physics News
Researchers develop projection-type holographic 3-D display technology
NICT has developed a new projection-type see-through holographic 3-D display technology combining an optical screen of a digitally designed holographic optical element (DDHOE) and a digital holographic projection technique. Holographic 3-D image reconstruction was successfully demonstrated via the see-through… Physics News
Teleporting toward a quantum Internet
Quantum physics is a field that appears to give scientists superpowers. Those who understand the world of extremely small or cold particles can perform amazing feats with them—including teleportation—that appear to bend reality. Physics News
Storm wave study could help improve design of coastal defences
Coastal defences could be designed to better withstand powerful storms triggered by climate change, a study of wave dynamics suggests.
Lenovo ThinkPad T460 Intel Core i5-6200U Skylake 14″ Business Laptop $779.25
Lenovo ThinkPad T460 Intel Core i5-6200U Skylake 14″ Business Laptop $779.25
Coleman Converta Cot (Tan) $20.56
Coleman Converta Cot (Tan) $20.56
Significant Digits For Friday, Oct. 14, 2016
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news.70 percentPercentage of food manufacturers’ marketing budgets that goes to trade promotion fees, which is money paid to supermarkets to score better product placement and promotion. [Quartz]70.9 percentWhat…
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DOJ: Silk Road Email Ruling Leaves Evidence Out of Authorities’ Hands
In July, a court ruled that Microsoft did not have to provide the US Department of Justice with the emails of a criminal suspect stored in Ireland. The case revolves around Gary Davis, who is charged with being a staff member of the dark web marketplace Silk Road.That ruling was seen as a victory for…
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From Movies to Media, Drones Have Changed the Picture
There’s a scene in The Shawshank Redemption shot from a helicopter. It starts with Morgan Freeman doing a voiceover. Then the scene transitions from filming down on the prison yard to up above, looking down as a van approaches, carrying a new batch of prisoners. It’s memorable and iconic, but scene…
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Cocaine Bust Shows How Close the Dark Web and Street Crime Really Are
When police arrested Benjamin Bricker at his house in Lubbock, Texas in June, they found cocaine, a 9mm semi-automatic pistol, a shotgun, counterfeit currency, and indications of a modest drug-peddling operation.Those discoveries might not really have stood out by themselves, but what made Bricker’s…
Give Bluetooth Headphones a Shot For Just $10
There are surely sleeker looking options in the cheap Bluetooth headphone space, but $10 is just about as good a price as you’ll ever see. Promo code C4QACOK5 should work on all three colors.Read more…
A baseball wearable designed to prevent pitching injuries
 Tommy John surgeries have seen a marked rise across just about every level of baseball over the past several years. The procedure, which rebuilds a pitcher’s torn ulnar collateral ligament, has been performed on around a quarter of active major league pitchers according to numbers released last season…
Google adds ballot information to search results
 Google is again stepping up its efforts to provide U.S. voters with all the information they need ahead of Election Day with the addition of ballot information to Google Search results. Web users who search for a query like “who’s on my ballot,” will now be presented with detailed information about…
Are Aliens Trying to Contact You? Use This Handy Scale
Astronomers developed the Rio scale to figure out whether astronomical signals originated from alien civilizations. The post Are Aliens Trying to Contact You? Use This Handy Scale appeared first on WIRED.
Elon Musk Is Treating Mars Like It’s a Moore’s Law Problem. It’s Not
Elon Musk gave us PayPal, Solar City, and Tesla Motors. The odds are against him giving us Mars. The post Elon Musk Is Treating Mars Like It’s a Moore’s Law Problem. It’s Not appeared first on WIRED.
TODAY ONLY Motorola P4000 4000mAh Portable Power Bank $8.99
TODAY ONLY Motorola P4000 4000mAh Portable Power Bank $8.99
OpenCAPI: Google and IBM Lead Tech Consortium To Speed Data Centre Performance
An anonymous reader writes: IBM is leading a prestigious consortium of tech players in the open development of a new framework that, the company says, can speed data centre performance by a factor of 10. Participants in the OpenCAPI group include IBM, Google, Nvidia, Mellanox, Hewlett Packard Enterprise,…
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Russia officially requests US to hand over jailed pilot Yaroshenko
The Russian Justice Ministry has prepared an official letter requesting that the United States hand over pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko, who is currently serving a 20-year sentence, within the 1983 convention on exchange of convicts. Read Full Article at – latest science and technology news stories
Human transport has unpredictable genetic and evolutionary consequences for marine species
New research, led by the University of Southampton, has found that human activities such as shipping are having a noticeable impact on marine species and their native habitats. – latest science and technology news stories
ENSO threatens food supply in southern Africa
Rapid climate change will lead to greater shortages of food, fuel, energy and animal feed in vast rural areas of eastern and southern Africa. These are the findings of an interdisciplinary study from Lund University in Sweden. – latest science and technology news stories
Research to help develop next-generation food crops
Research led by The Australian National University (ANU) is helping to develop food crops with bigger yields and greater ability to cope with drought compared with today’s plants. – latest science and technology news stories
Expert warns of big data’s dark side in ‘Weapons of Math Destruction’
Whether we know it or not, complex algorithms make decisions that affect nearly every aspect of our lives, determining whether we can borrow money or get hired, how much we pay for goods online, our TV and music choices, and how closely our neighborhood is policed. – latest science and technology news stories
Study critical of Payment by Results to distribute international aid
Using payment by results to distribute international development aid risks being more about looking good than doing good, according to an academic at the University of East Anglia (UEA). – latest science and technology news stories
For targeted proteomics, a plugin for browsing public mass spectrometry data
Biologists often envision their hypotheses within a set of protein interactions, networks, and pathways. In turn, their experiments may focus on measuring an explicit subset of these proteins, corresponding to a targeted proteomics experiment. To date, however, designing a targeted proteomics experiment… – latest science and technology news stories
A reliance on negative emissions technologies is locking in carbon addiction
The Paris Agreement on climate change and the carbon-reduction plans of many governments (including the UK) are unwittingly reliant on unproven technologies to suck hundreds of billions of tonnes of carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere. – latest science and technology news stories
Image: A laser-sharp view of blended wing body plane design
Engineers at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, used lasers inside the 14- by 22-Foot Subsonic Tunnel to map how air flows over a Boeing Blended Wing Body (BWB) model – a greener, quieter airplane design under development.
Find Your Way To the Bathroom With This $20 Under-Bed Motion Light
Finally, someone made the Glow Bowl, but for everywhere else in your home. This motion-sensing light strip is billed as an under-bed night light, but you could just as easily attach it under your bathroom counter, along a railing, beneath your baby’s crib, or anywhere else you might need to venture in…
Optimism in Concrete: Paolo Soleri’s Arcosanti and the Future of Cities
“If cities were devised in the proper form, then something wonderful could happen,” explains Stein.
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Black US doctor’s anger at Delta Air Lines ‘snub’
A black US doctor is left frustrated after a Delta Air Lines flight attendant rejected her offer to provide emergency care for an in-flight patient.
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Cave art: Etchings hailed as ‘Iberia’s most spectacular’
Unusual cave art as much as 14,500 years old is found in northern Spain – and pronounced the “most spectacular” in the Iberian peninsula.
How Long Banks Usually Hold Onto Your Old Account Info
If you’ve ever searched for an old bank transaction online, chances are, you could only go back to the past couple of years. Banks actually hold onto your account info for much longer than that, though.Read more…
Godzilla’s Essential Foes
Pollution, aliens, and giant moths, oh my!
Would you pay $750,000 for a 200-mph electric Corvette? – Roadshow
Genovation wants to put its world-record electric Corvette into the public’s hands, but it won’t be cheap.
Michelle Obama’s Trump speech resonates across Facebook – CNET
Social Cues: Videos of the first lady’s speech were crisscrossing the social network on Friday.
Add Extra Shelf Space To Any Closet For $9
If your closet doesn’t have quite enough shelf space, this $9 item from MaidMAX hangs from your closet bar via two velcro straps, and gives you five shelves to store shoes, socks, underwear, towels, and more. It even has some extra side pockets for smaller knick knacks. Just use code A69RIS6C at checkout…
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The best cheap PS4 deals in October 2016
On this page we’re listing all of the best cheap PS4 deals in the UK so that, once you’ve decided to buy one, you can find all of the cheapest prices. Below you’ll find all of the absolute cheapest standalone PS4 deals from UK retailers, followed by our pick of what we think are the bundle deals that…
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The Royal Navy is conducting a ‘robot wars’ exercise
The Royal Navy is currently hosting a training exercise it’s dubbing ‘robot wars’ off the western coasts of Scotland and Wales.The exercise, officially called Unmanned Warrior (which is an equally cool name), is the first of its kind for the Royal Navy and features more than 50 vehicles, sensors and…
Samsung Fast Charge Wireless Charging Stand w/ Wall Charger (REFURB) $24.95
Samsung Fast Charge Wireless Charging Stand w/ Wall Charger (REFURB) $24.95
Jack Rack Guitar Amp Key Holder
Hang your keys the only way a true rockstar would with this cool key rack. This guitar amp key rack comes with a set of 4 keychains made from real musical input jacks. Available in six different styles to choose from. Buy Now The post Jack Rack Guitar Amp Key Holder appeared first on….
Glance Clock
With so many things demanding our attention and interrupting our flow, it’s time to unplug from the notifications and messages you don’t really need. That’s where the Glance Clock comes in. This simplified smart clock shows you the right information without all the clutter. Life is complicated, but…
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The sky’s the limit | Patrick Weeden | TEDxYouth@BGS
A discourse on using 3D technology in the form of drones to create innovative solutions for business. Personal growth was discussed with relation to mindset development and the impact this can have on innovation and progess. In his professional career Patrick has provided data management, quality management,…
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Long-Forgotten Research Unearths New Mystery about Lyme Disease
Discovery sparks questions about factors that may make ailment harder to cure or lead to misdiagnosis — Read more on
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Robin Williams’ Bike Collection Is on Auction, and It’s Amazing
The collection is on auction to support research for people with disabilities. …Read More »
Go String Light Crazy With Two Strands For $5
Anyone who comes here often knows we see a lot of deals on copper string lights, but $5 really is an insanely great price for two 60-LED strands. Just note that these are USB-powered, so you’ll need some form of USB charger to power them up. Plus, promo code OULHJUE6 should work on all four colors.Read… – latest science and technology news stories
Exceptionally robust quantum states found in industrially important semiconductor
Harnessing solid-state quantum bits, or qubits, is a key step toward the mass production of electronic devices based on quantum information science and technology. However, realizing a robust qubit with a long lifetime is challenging, particularly in semiconductors comprising multiple types of atoms. – latest science and technology news stories
Veterinarian identifies a genetically novel virus associated with polio-like symptoms in pigs
A veterinary researcher at Iowa State University has discovered a novel virus in the central nervous tissues of young pigs with polio-like weakness in their hind legs. – latest science and technology news stories
Approach may offer nontoxic alternative for ship antifouling technology
A new approach represents a potential environmentally friendly method to control tenacious shellfish that attach to the hulls of ships, increasing drag and hiking fuel consumption by as much as 50 percent. – latest science and technology news stories
How a genetic mutation from one bull caused the loss of a half-million calves worldwide
Pawnee Farm Arlinda Chief was one of the most prolific bulls in the history of Holstein cattle breeding—but he also introduced a lethal gene into the population, responsible for an estimated half million spontaneous abortions worldwide. Now researchers have identified the mutation responsible, enabling… – latest science and technology news stories
Germany warns Facebook of penalties over online hate speech
A senior German politician said Friday that social media giants like Facebook should face penalties if they fail to tackle hate speech, after a surge in xenophobic comments linked to the migrant influx. – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers identify new pathway in human pathogens
Several of the more aggressive pathogens that infect humans can thrive in an oxygen-free environment of the human gut. These pathogens also have the ability to acquire the essential nutrient iron from an abundant cofactor, specifically heme (the cofactor that makes blood and muscle appear red). – latest science and technology news stories
New extremely hard carbon nitride compound created
New work from a team led by Carnegie’s Alexander Goncharov has created a new extremely incompressible carbon nitride compound. They say it could be the prototype for a whole new family of superhard materials, due to the unexpected ratio of carbon and nitrogen atoms. Their work is published in the journal… – latest science and technology news stories
Bacteria can make underground nuclear waste repositories safer
Naturally occurring bacteria could consume pent-up hydrogen gas in nuclear waste repositories to prevent radioactive leaks, say researchers at EPFL. – latest science and technology news stories
In creation of cellular protein factories, less is sometimes more
Ribosomes are the cellular machines that make proteins, the molecules that carry out the majority of life’s functions. To make ribosomes, cells need to make an abundance of amino acids (the raw material of proteins) and adenosine triphosphate (ATP, the energy currency required to run the ribosome). However,… – latest science and technology news stories
Is America still an ’empathetic and generous giant’?
A first-of-its-kind study that ranks nations by empathy puts the United States at No. 7, behind countries ranging from Peru to Korea to Saudi Arabia. – latest science and technology news stories
Female chimpanzees don’t fight for ‘queen bee’ status
For wild chimpanzees, social status is more than just a matter of pride. High-ranking chimpanzees of both sexes usually have better access to food and mates, boosting chances of survival for themselves and their offspring. – latest science and technology news stories
Dartmouth-led team develops WristWhirl, a smartwatch prototype using wrist as a joystick
Checking email, tracking fitness, and listening to music, are just a few things that a smartwatch can do but what if your hands aren’t free (i.e. carrying groceries or holding a bus handle)? A Dartmouth-led team has come up with a solution by developing WristWhirl— a smartwatch prototype that uses the… – latest science and technology news stories
How astronomy paved the way for terra nullius, and helped to get rid of it too
If you take a walk in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, about 50km from central Sydney, you will come across an engraving of a large emu in the tessellated sandstone overlooking the surrounding countryside. On a clear night, this site gives a panoramic view of the heavens with its twinkling stars and…
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Safety and status: Majority of London knife crime no longer linked to gangs
The majority of London knife crime is no longer related to criminal gangs, the head of London’s police force has said. Read Full Article at
It Doesn’t Matter When You Eat
There are so many myths and strangely specific rules about when to eat to lose weight, but alone they do nothing to help. Eat a hearty breakfast and light all day. Eat small meals every few hours. Rules around when you eat are less important than you think, and even when they do help, they’re not for…
Apple CEO Tim Cook On Virtual Reality: There’s No Substitute For Human Contact
As major tech companies ramp up their efforts to develop new technologies to make sense of virtual and augmented reality spaces, one company is noticeably off the game. We’re talking about Apple. And it may have something to do with how it perceives these nascent technology spaces. From an article on…
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Could You Be the Greatest Sci-Fi Film Maker on the Planet? 
The Quantum Shorts film festival wants to know, and the deadline for submissions is coming up on December 1 — Read more on
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Taking Aleppo will ‘push terrorists back to Turkey’, says Assad
Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad said on Friday that the Syrian army’s capture of Aleppo, which has come under renewed bombardment in an effort to seize its rebel-held sector, would be “a springboard” to pushing “terrorists” back to Turkey.
Warm Up Your Car From Afar With This Remote Start Kit, Just $230 Installed
Winter is coming, and if you’re dreading getting into a freezing cold car, Best Buy will install a Viper Remote Start kit for $230, today only. The included remote works from up to 2,000 feet away, so even if you live in an apartment complex and have to park far away, you can still start your commute…
Facebook adds Apple TV and Chromecast support as video push ramps up
As more and more clips invade news feeds, it’s becoming clear that Facebook isn’t kidding about focusing on videos, and now the social network’s making it easier to watch them on the big screen. Facebook recently announced that users can “cast” videos from iOS devices or a web browser to an Apple TV…
The Surprising Reason Why This ‘Saturn on Steroids’ Could Actually Exist
A few years ago, astronomers discovered a bizarre object in orbit around a distant star. Preliminary research suggested an exoplanet with an oversized ring system roughly 200 times larger than Saturn’s. Researchers have now proven that this dramatic celestial structure is indeed possible—but for it to…
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The Weekend Agenda
Every Friday we’ll get you hooked up with some solid weekend plans. These are the things we think you should watch, read or do over the next few days.
This Popular (and Fun!) IR Thermometer Is Just $12 on Amazon
We see a lot of deals on IR thermometers, but the Etekcity Lasergrip has been one of the most popular through the yaers. These things are perfect for everything from cooking to finding air conditioning leaks in your house, but most importantly, they’re just a ton of fun to mess around with.Read more…
Access Two Hard Drives Or SSDs At Once With This USB Dock
If you have a handful of old hard drives and SSDs gathering dust in your PC graveyard, this $35 USB dock allows you to access two of them at the same time, and even clone one drive onto the other with the touch of a button, no computer required.Read more…
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Why your insurance company wants you to have a smart home
Insurers are increasingly offering incentives for smart home adoption Smart home technologists now have a new advocate: insurance companies. Businesses like State Farm, USAA, and American Family are apparently helping to spur smart home adoption by offering incentives for customers willing to install…
LVL Hydration Monitor
Just about every smart device and fitness tracker can estimate calories burnt or steps taken. The LVL Hydration Monitor instead takes a stab at measuring hydration, which is easier said than done. Using NIRS red light technology validated by numerous studies and used in various medical settings, LVL…
IBM Weaves New 25G Link
IBM announced OpenCAPI, a 25G interconnect for processors, accelerators and memories with backing from seven partners. – latest science and technology news stories
A fungal infection that could help researchers to understand some allergies
Researchers from UPM have revealed how mold from humidity caused by rotting fruits and vegetables unfolds a surprising strategy to infect plants. – latest science and technology news stories
Newly launched sensor system could turn every locomotive into a track monitor
Railway experts at the University of Huddersfield Institute of Railway Research (IRR) are working with engineering giant Siemens to develop an inexpensive and easily-fitted sensor that could turn virtually every rail vehicle into a track monitor, detecting and transmitting vital information about the…
Fast Company
Old-Fashioned Stings Nab Weapons Buyers As Illicit Markets Move Online
Encryption on dark websites is no match for a tried-and-true law enforcement technique: impersonating vendors of illegal merchandise. Encryption on dark websites is no match for a tried-and-true law enforcement technique: impersonating vendors of illegal merchandise.According to…
Music for aliens, Doctor Strange’s science adviser, the physics of Bob Dylan
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‘Why are they killing us?’ Rebel attacks on western Aleppo out of spotlight (GRAPHIC VIDEO)
The plight of civilians in western Aleppo, often targeted by rebels, is almost unknown to mainstream viewers. Five children were killed in the govt-controlled part of the city on Thursday, but the attack didn’t get much notice from rights groups or the US. Read Full Article at
Germany tells Tesla Autopilot users: Pay attention, dummkopf – Roadshow
It might seem like common sense to keep an eye on where you’re going, but recent accidents may suggest otherwise.
Honda recalls 350,000 new Civics for malfunctioning parking brakes – Roadshow
What is it with all these new recalls involving parking brakes?
Today’s Best Lifestyle Deals: Urban Outfitters, Revolve, Finish Line, Uniqlo, and More
Discounted dresses at Urban Outfitters, $30 work pants from Uniqlo, Revolve’s October Sale, fashion sneakers from Finish Line, and more of Friday’s best lifestyle deals.Read more…
8 signs you’re bad with money
One of the biggest pitfalls that entrepreneurs and business owners make is money management. In fact, financial mistakes are one of the main reasons why businesses fail. But, that doesn’t have to be the case of you’re aware of the following eight warning signs how to help your business survive these…
Kneel before the new longest reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth
With the death of King Bhumibol of Thailand, Queen Elizabeth II has become the world’s longest-reigning living monarch.  That’s another record on her list — she’s also longest reigning female monarch, the one with the longest royal marriage and most currencies, the oldest monarch, the most travelled…
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Kratom ban rethink is a hint of sanity in failed US war on drugs
Public opposition has seen a proposed ban on the medicinal leaf kratom dropped for now. Criminalising it would have been madness, says Marc Swogger
Apple will open another R&D center in Japan
 Apple is on a research & development spree! The company has announced a bunch of new R&D centers over the past few months, and R&D spendings have skyrocketed. This time, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that the company plans to open a new center in Japan during a visit in Tokyo, according to…
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Electric buggy gets bomb disposal experts and their gear to the job
Electric power has been used to run everything from boats to rollerblades, along with cars and motorbikes, but Torq’s latest battery-powered vehicle could be the most useful of them all. The light tactical electric vehicle has room for a fully-suited bomb-disposal expert inside, along with…
Design Milk
Geometric Pens That Stand Up
Say goodbye to watching every pen roll away onto the floor the moment you set it down. Designed by Clara von Zweigbergk for Areaware, Standing Pens are refillable ballpoint pens that have taken on a completely new form – a geometric one. The pens are made of wood and feature wider flat…
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Innovative, Industrial and Space-Savvy: Tiny Bachelor Pad Does It All!
Turning a tiny apartment into a functional and aesthetic bachelor pad, Perhushkovo is one of those smart urban settings where every inch of space matters. Geometrium designed the small bachelor loft keeping in mind both the specific requirements of the young homeowner and the way in which the interior…
Popular Science
Build A Real-Life Remembrall
DIY A DIY tool for your to-do list When you’re heading out on an expedition, it’s important to be prepared. To make sure she remembers everything on her checklist, designer Allie Fauer built a magical…
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Richard Morgan – The Robots are coming, should we be worried? | Richard Morgan | TEDxWhitehaven
We are at the dawn of a new industrial revolution, major breakthroughs in technology are going to change the world as we know it far quicker than most people realise. What do these changes mean for the future of work? Will there be anything left for us to do? The robots are coming, should we be worried? …
Banks turn to AI for improved customer service, competitive edge
With the Wells Fargo fake accounts scandal fresh on your mind, it’s hard to feel sorry for banks these days. But the pressure on big banks to innovate has never been higher.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story)
Today’s Best Deals: FIFA 17, Seiko Watches, Sling TV, Lightning Cables
$20 off FIFA 17, discounted Seiko watches, and two months of Sling TV for the price of one lead off Friday’s best deals.…Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy…
Gun Lamps
What’s a mancave without a gun…lamp? This exquisite collection of floor and table lamps from Mancave-Stuff is a must-have for just about any room in your home. The Gun Lamps come in 3 issues, Hand Gun and AK-47 tabletop designs, plus a mega M-16 floor lamp. Each also comes in your choice of Gold, Chrome,…
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Do solar power and energy efficiency go together like lox and cream cheese?
Or for that matter, peanut butter and jelly? No, hold the PB.
Blue Origin on track for human suborbital test flights in 2017
LAS CRUCES, N.M. — A “picture perfect” in-flight abort test last week by Blue Origin’s New Shepard suborbital vehicle keeps the company on schedule to begin crewed test flights by the end of next year, the company’s president said Oct. 13. In a speech at the International Symposium for Personal and…
Facing Climate Change, Tanzania Can’t Afford to Fear GM Crops
Tanzania, like much of Africa, is facing food shortages due to climate change-fueled drought. GM crops could help the country survive. The post Facing Climate Change, Tanzania Can’t Afford to Fear GM Crops appeared first on WIRED.
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Spinning semen provides a measurement of fertility
The maths of collective behavior has provided a new technique for selecting the best semen for artificial insemination in livestock.
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Temperature difference propels droplets
Researchers at MIT and elsewhere have developed a new way of driving fluid droplets across surfaces in a precisely controlled way. The method could open up new possibilities for highly adaptable …
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Major advance in designer drug development
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Artificial enzyme for asymmetric synthesis using a synthetic chiral polymer
Enzymes, high-molecular-weight chiral polymeric compounds, are complex biological catalysts. Capture of the substrate molecule, catalyzing the reaction, and release of the product are three …
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Bill Nye the Science Guy backs revolutionary solar company Related: Rayton’s new super-efficient, affordable solar panels could trump fossil fuels
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Glowing LED “cloud” hovers over a social housing estate in Copenhagen
This main element of this site-specific installation is a distorted sphere made from polycarbonate sheets sewn together with stainless steel wire. The team developed the sewing technique from their previous projects which featured only two sewing lines. This time, the sphere has three points where the…
Groupon’s Insanely Great Sam’s Club Membership Deal is Back Again
If you live near a Sam’s Club, but the membership fee has scared you off from joining, this might change your tune. Groupon is currently selling a one-year Sam’s Club membership, a $5 gift card, and a free rotisserie chicken for $25, or $20 less than the usual price of the membership alone.Read more…
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The Arnold Schwarzenegger of Robots Won’t Kill You, it Just Works Out and Sweats
Watch out for this guy at the gym, hogging the benches and not wiping anything down.Researchers from the University of Tokyo invented a humanoid robot named “Kengoro” that cools its rippling robo-”muscles” with a mechanism much like human sweat, IEEE Spectrum reported.Instead of fans or sinks, the heat…
Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life
You’re (most likely) not a spy. But that doesn’t mean you can’t use a little secret-agent know-how to help keep you and your family safe. Penned by former CIA agent…Visit Uncrate for the full post. – latest science and technology news stories
Agriculture development and its imprints in environmental records during Neolithic Age in North China
China has a long tradition of agriculture production. Millet crops including foxtail millet and broomcorn millet were first domesticated in North China. Tthereafter, the development of millet-based agriculture (also called “rain-fed” agriculture) provided an important foundation for the emergence of… – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers discover microbes able to convert compounds released from coal directly into methane
(—A team of researchers with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Japan has discovered the existence of a microbe that is able to convert organic compounds released from coal directly into methane. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes…
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ISIS crushes Mosul rebellion, executes 58 plotters – report
Islamic State militants in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul have crushed a rebellion led by one of the group’s own commanders, Iraqi security officials and sources within the city told Reuters. Read Full Article at
SharkWheel Skateboard
Who said the wheel can’t be reinvented? The stunning Sharkwheel Skateboard, sports a sublime set of wheels which, thanks to some sophisticated design trickery, appear to be made of squares from the side and waves when viewed from the back, mimicking a shark’s jaw. The ride, however, is anything but…
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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga review: tomorrow’s display in yesterday’s laptop
I haven’t used a Lenovo laptop as my main computer for years. In fact, the last time I touched a Lenovo laptop for more than a few hours was when I used to manage a fleet of them in a corporate environment before joining The Verge. Lenovo ThinkPads are the de facto laptops of the corporate world, and…
Ken Bone’s Reddit account reveals some pretty unsavory past comments
Ken Bone held a Reddit AMA last night, so Bone Heads could ask him anything.  We could also find out anything about his past, because he used an existing Reddit account. Unfortunately for the standout of the second presidential debate, looking through his profile reveals comments on subreddits about…
This Humanoid Robot Sweats With Its Skeleton
Progress is a fight between what works the best and what’s feasible to manufacture cheaply at scale. Usually the latter wins. It’s why we used VHS instead of Betamax. It’s why most grocery store produce is utterly tasteless. And it’s why we’ve built a humanoid robot that sweats.Read more… Physics News
Scientists find static ‘stripes’ of electrical charge in copper-oxide superconductor
Cuprates, or compounds made of copper and oxygen, can conduct electricity without resistance by being “doped” with other chemical elements and cooled to temperatures below minus 210 degrees Fahrenheit. Despite extensive research on this phenomenon—called high-temperature superconductivity—scientists… Physics News
Exceptionally robust quantum states found in industrially important semiconductor
Harnessing solid-state quantum bits, or qubits, is a key step toward the mass production of electronic devices based on quantum information science and technology. However, realizing a robust qubit with a long lifetime is challenging, particularly in semiconductors comprising multiple types of atoms. Physics News
Physicists dispel Rayleigh’s curse
The resolution of an optical system (like a telescope or a camera) is limited by the so-called Rayleigh criterion. An international team, led by Complutense University of Madrid, has broken this limit, showing that it is not a fundamental curse. This opens the door to considerable improvement in resolution… Physics News
Forever quantum: physicists demonstrate everlasting quantum coherence
(—Physicists have implemented the first experimental demonstration of everlasting quantum coherence—the phenomenon that occurs when a quantum system exists in a superposition of two or more states at once. Typically, quantum coherence lasts for only a fraction of a second before decoherence…
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Plant Discovered That Neither Photosynthesizes Nor Blooms
Project Associate Professor Kenji Suetsugu (Kobe University Graduate School of Science) has discovered a new species of plant on the subtropical Japanese island of Kuroshima (located off the southern coast of Kyushu in Kagoshima prefecture) and named it Gastrodia kuroshimensis. This research was published…
The Awesomer
2016 HP Envy 27″ All-in-One PC
LinkThe svelte new HP Envy All-in-One has an adjustable 27″ 1440p IPS touchscreen and a base that houses most of its components, such as a 6th gen. Intel i5/i7 CPU, up to 16GB RAM and up to 2TB HDD. It also has a clever retractable webcam. Drops 10/2016 for $1300+. More Awesome Stuff: HP…
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PS4 Pro pre-order deals: where to reserve the new 4K-powered PlayStation 4
Sony has officially announced the new 4K PlayStation 4, it’s called the PS4 Pro and it’s coming soon. How soon? November 10th in all major markets.We imagine you’re on the lookout for a cheap PS4 Pro deal then. Below you’ll find all of the latest pre-orders from the big name stores in our comparison…
Talks at Google
Dacher Keltner: “The Power Paradox: The Promise and Peril of 21st Century Power” | Talks at Google
For the past 20 years Dacher Keltner has studied human emotion, power, and the structure of human social life. Building upon hundreds of scientific findings, his work as a scientific consultant on Pixar’s film “Inside Out”, and work to improve the criminal justice system, this talk will detail five basic…
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Quantum Physics – Teleporting Toward a Quantum Internet
New experiments in Calgary tested quantum teleportation in actual infrastructure, representing a major step forward for the technology. Quantum physics is a field that appears to give scientists superpowers. Those who understand the world of extremely small or cold particles can perform amazing…
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Andrew Bernard: Engineering Random Opportunities to Succeed. | Andrew Bernard | TEDxWhitehaven
Young People and their schools and colleges need support and experiential learning which can be gained through interaction with businesses and corporations funded by Corporate Social Responsibility. Andrew Bernard, Bernie to everyone who knows him, argues that by harnessing the power of well-designed…
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Why we need to embrace the Global Village | Ken Powell | TEDxWhitehaven
Ken Powell reveals how Bangladesh changed his perspective on foreign cultures and how that affected the way he saw his own. Growing from fear of ‘them’ to seeing the global village as an adventure he explains why he thinks this is a journey on which we all need to embark. Ken Powell is a freelance…
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Iron Man volunteers to voice Zuckerberg’s JARVIS assistant
Mark Zuckerberg famously set himself a New Year’s goal to create an AI assistant to control his house, and now that it’s almost ready, he needs a voice for it. Naturally, Zuck enlisted Facebook’s billion-plus users, saying “it’s time to give my AI JARVIS a voice. Who should I ask to do it?” Someone suggested… Full Feed
U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions at Lowest Level Since 1991
The nations of the world agreed in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change. The goal of the UNFCCC is to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations “at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic (human induced) interference with the climate…
BBC News – World
Nigeria’s President Buhari: My wife belongs in kitchen
Nigeria’s president responds to criticism of his government from his wife by saying she belongs in his kitchen, living room and “the other room”.
Curbed National
Striking modern home is an ode to right angles
Tucked amongst mature trees, this clean-lined residence is a stunner This modern Vancouver home is as beautiful as it is spacious. Designed by James K. M. Cheng Architects, the home’s look and structure is dominated by clean right angles and lines that draw the eye along a vertical or horizontal axis….
RT – Daily news
Thousands without power in Bermuda after Hurricane Nicole (PHOTOS,VIDEOS)
Barely a week after Hurricane Matthew devastated the Caribbean coast, Hurricane Nicole struck Bermuda, battering the island with winds in excess of 120 mph. Read Full Article at
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Video: The legacy and future of the Afghan mujahedeen
Fifteen years ago, just two days before the 9/11 attacks, Afghan military leader Ahmad Shah Massoud was assassinated. Nicknamed the “Lion of Panjshir” for the valley of northern Afghanistan he defended throughout his life – first against the Soviet invasion, then against the Taliban – he is still revered…
It’s Time For Laptop Companies To Switch To Precision Touchpad
A new Windows 10 insider build (version 14946) comes with a new interface for configuring touchpad gestures. In the recent months, Microsoft has also improved the detection of two-finger gestures and clicking on Windows 10, and also added new four-finger gestures. These are welcome changes, and something…
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Geek Toys : Kylo Ren Mini Lightsaber Tech Lab
Build your own, just like he did. The Kylo Ren Mini Lightsaber Tech Lab includes all the pieces to assemble your own lightsaber, Kylo Ren style, as well as learning about lights, lasers, and plasma. Comes complete with wall mounting kit. $14.99 – latest science and technology news stories
Computer taught to intuitively predict chemical properties of molecules
Scientists from MIPT’s Research Center for Molecular Mechanisms of Aging and Age-Related Diseases, together with Inria research center, Grenoble, France, have developed a software package called Knodle to determine an atom’s hybridization, bond orders and functional groups’ annotation in molecules. The…
Archinect – News
Archinect’s Must-Do Picks for Archtober 2016 – Week 3 (Oct. 17-23)
Archtober is back for another year! The New York City-wide festival has 31 days of exhibitions, lectures, conferences, films, tours, and other public activities that celebrate the significance of architecture and design in everyday life. Archinect and Bustler are happy to be media sponsors for the sixth…
Here’s The First Discount On Anker’s Newest PowerCore Battery Pack
Update: Sold outRead more…
Fast Company
SciFutures Probes Your Company’s Dystopian Nightmares And Dreams Up The Solutions
The small Burbank-based firm uses a stable of 100 published sci-fi writers to help workshop scary futures into real products. The small Burbank-based firm uses a stable of 100 published sci-fi writers to help workshop scary futures into real products.Do Fortune 500 CEOs dream of…
Intersected — and It Feels So Good: Two Major Brands Team Up to Perfect Ceilings
Architects have been struggling for decades to clean up the drop-ceiling plane, so in recent years, the market has been responding with sleek integrated solutions that put lighting and ceiling on the same plane. While those offerings consist of light fixtures that work within the grid to eliminate…
This J.K. Rowling tweet about Trump really has it all, including space boobs
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has been using her crafty words to continuously bash Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. During the most recent presidential debate, Rowling live-tweeted the event, continuously bashing Trump on a number of subjects. Then on Monday, Rowling destroyed a Twitter…
A storm with the DNA of a super typhoon will slam Pacific Northwest this Saturday
An intense storm system taking direct aim at the Pacific Northwest on Saturday contains the DNA of a super typhoon mixed with the heritage of a classic fall storm.  Depending on whether recent computer model projections are correct, the storm could be the worst to hit the region since at least 2006,…
Jabra Move Wireless Bluetooth Headset (Blue) $59.82
Jabra Move Wireless Bluetooth Headset (Blue) $59.82
Acer’s Swift 7 notebook is thinner than yours
Those who are constantly on the lookout for the thinnest notebook money can buy might want to have a look at Acer‘s new Swift 7. Available from today, the Acer Swift 7 offers a thickness that clocks in at just 0.39-inches. It’s so thin, in fact, that Acer is saying the Swift 7 is the “world’s thinnest…
Virgin America First Class shoes sport Wi-Fi, seatbelt buckles – CNET
Let your toes lounge in the lap of luxury with a pair of Virgin America shoes designed to evoke the first-class flying experience.
What’s new to watch online this weekend (October 15, 2016) – CNET
Get a quick briefing of the newest content to hit Netflix, Amazon and Hulu right here.
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The best Xbox One deals in October 2016
Now updated with Xbox One S deals The days of the Xbox One being more expensive than the PS4 are long gone and Microsoft and their retail partners have been aggressively slashing prices to catch up with Sony’s machine.Who will be the winner? Gamers, that’s who. Both consoles are already cheaper than…
Why Amazon keeps adding more benefits to Prime
In the past two weeks, Amazon has added benefit after benefit to Prime.  First, the company announced that Prime subscribers, who pay $99 a year for free two-day shipping on a vast selection of Amazon products, would get access to 1,000 free e-books and magazines. Then the Wall Street Journal reported…
Curbed National
Artist’s Persian rug paintings will make you do a double-take
Jason Seife recreates the intricate patterns using paint and pen Artist Jason Seife’s work, recreating the intricate designs on Persian rugs in paint and pen, involves an impressive level of skill. Designboom profiled his work reproducing Persian carpets on canvases.Based in Miami, Seife has mastered…
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Drones are delivering blood to hospitals in Rwanda
In Rwanda, transporting critical medicine and blood can be difficult if the patient is in a remote location. Heavy downpours can wash out the roads, and local hospitals are often too small to stock everything their doctors might need. Now, the Rwanda…
PlayStation VR Torn Down by IFixit, Gets High Marks for Repairability
The market for consumer virtual reality is exploding right now, but it’s mostly been a battle between the Vive and the Rift at the high end. Now, a new competitor enters the market; […]
Brain Implant Allows Paralyzed Man to Feel Objects With a Prosthetic Limb
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC have developed a system that’s enabling a man with quadriplegia to experience the sensation of touch through a robotic arm that he controls with his brain.Read more…
New Scientist – Online news
Uranus might have two dark moons we’ve never seen before
Newly detected wavy patterns in two of the planet’s rings suggest they are being warped by two small, unseen satellites
SciTech Daily
MIT’s Alcator C-Mod Tokamak Nuclear Fusion Reactor Sets World Record
MIT’s Alcator C-Mod tokamak nuclear fusion reactor set a new world record, achieving over 2 atmospheres of pressure for the first time. On Friday, September 30, at 9:25 p.m. EDT, scientists and engineers at MIT’s Plasma Science and Fusion Center made a leap forward in the pursuit of clean energy….
Google added fact checking: Facebook, it’s your move now
 Google yesterday announced it will introduce a fact check tag on Google News in order to display articles that contain factual information next to trending news items. Now it’s time for Facebook to take fact-checking more seriously, too. Facebook has stepped into the role of being today’s newspaper:…
BBC News – World
Are EU trawlers taking too many Mauritanian fish?
Fishermen in Mauritania are complaining that huge trawlers are taking too many fish, putting their livelihoods at risk.
SciTech Daily
VISTA Finds Remains of Archaic Globular Star Cluster in The Milky Way
Using ESO’s infrared VISTA telescope, astronomers have discovered ancient stars, of a type known as RR Lyrae, in the center of the Milky Way for the first time. RR Lyrae stars typically reside in ancient stellar populations over 10 billion years old. Their discovery suggests that the bulging center…
Latest Items from TreeHugger
Believe it or not, the U.S. Metric Association is 100 years old this year, and it’s National Metric Week in America.
That’s how long they have been working to get America to convert to metric
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This $800 drop-in e-bike conversion offers a 20 mph top speed and a 30 mile range
Electron Wheel combines the battery, motor, and electronics for electric drive into a single unit that replaces your current front wheel.
This Week’s Most Popular Posts: October 7th to 14th
This week we learned some not-so-nefarious uses for burner phones, built our own Amazon Echo with a Raspberry Pi, addressed the most common deadlift mistakes, finagled a way to get Google Assistant running on any Android Nougat phone, and much more. Here’s a look back. Five Useful Things You Can Do With…
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Orbital ATK to launch Antares rocket this weekend — two years after 2014 explosion
Sunday night, the employees of spaceflight company Orbital ATK will hold their breath as they watch their Antares rocket take flight from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. But their anxiety will stem from more than just pre-launch jitters. It’s been nearly two years since the Antares last launched…
Popular Science
What is Replication Crisis?
From Our Blogs: Boxplot And what can be done to fix it? Meet the people actively working to make science more accountable and credible. – latest science and technology news stories
Study finds surface texture of gallium nitride affects cell behavior
Researchers at North Carolina State University have determined that the surface texture of gallium nitride (GaN) materials can influence the health of nearby cells. The work is significant because GaN is a material of interest for developing new devices that can control cellular behavior. – latest science and technology news stories
Experiment to weigh ‘ghost particles’ starts in Germany
Scientists in Germany have flipped the switch on a 60 million euro ($66 million) machine designed to help determine the mass of the universe’s lightest particle.
How-To Geek
How to Make Kodi Automatically Play the Next Episode (Like Netflix Does)
When you’re binge watching a show, you don’t want to pick up the remote. You want the goodness to just keep coming while you lie there like a blob. Here’s how to set up Kodi to play the next episode of a show when the current one finishes–just like Netflix does.Click Here to Continue Reading
BBC News – World
Aleppo’s Syria Civil Defence manager on the White Helmets
Ammar Al Salmo is the manager of the Syria Civil Defence for Aleppo; he co-ordinates White Helmets rescue teams there.
Newswise: SciNews
Fossils Indicate That a Comet Strike May Have Triggered Ancient Global Warming Event
A comet strike may have triggered the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), a rapid warming of the Earth caused by an accumulation of atmospheric carbon dioxide 56 million years ago, which offers analogs to global warming today.
Smoke ’em if ya got ’em: Obama lifts ban on Cuban cigars
During his final days in office, Barack Obama is making some important changes: lifting travel restrictions on Cuban rum and cigars. On Friday, the Obama administration made the exciting announcement that it is finally doing away with the set $100 limit on Cuban rum and cigars that travelers can bring…
Digital Trends
WD Blue 1TB SSD review
Western Digital has long been the gold standard for hard disk drives. Ask any PC enthusiasts what hard disk to buy, and they’re almost certainly going to point you towards a WD Green or Blue. This reputation is not due to the company’s cutting-edge hardware – after all, hard disks are old-school. Instead,…
Old Shark 1080p Wide Angle G-Sensor Night Vision Dash Camera w/ 32GB Card $28.99
Old Shark 1080p Wide Angle G-Sensor Night Vision Dash Camera w/ 32GB Card $28.99 Full Feed
There’s Never Been A Better Time to Be Alive
Progress: Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future, by Johan Norberg, Oneworld Publications, 256 pp. $27.99 Johan Norberg wrote his excellent new book Progress for three reasons. First, because something important happened. Second, because no one believes it. And third, because it’s dangerous that… Full Feed
Ten Reasons to Look Foward to the Future: A Review of Progress by Johan Norberg
Johan Norberg wrote his excellent new book Progress for three reasons. First, because something important happened. Second, because no one believes it. And third, because it’s dangerous that they don’t believe it. Global life expectancy has soared; abject poverty rates have dramatically declined; pollution…
New study shows chatbots have a retention issue: Here’s how to fix that (VB Live)
Chatbots are the Now Big Thing and, of course, you want to be on board. But if you misstep, you’ll be hurting your business rather than hurtling it into the future. Join this VB Live event for the results of our exclusive chatbot study, plus real-world insights from experts into doing bots right at any…
The DeanBeat: This player spent $2 million in a mobile game. Then he led a boycott.
Gree, the Japanese game company that owns mobile games such as Modern War, hit the gold mine with Stephen Barnes of Houston. The 59-year-old owner of an appliance store has spent more than $2 million in Modern War, as one of the leaders of a clan that has been around for more than four years. He also…
Anki’s Cozmo robot is an amazing sentient toy, but the novelty may wear off
Anki has created an amazing toy in Cozmo, a cute robot toy that makes use of the company’s deep artificial intelligence research. It shows that Anki has started to figure out how to marry years of A.I. research with a consumer product that has a real personality. Instead of cold and impersonal, Cozmo…
48 U.S. lawmakers request briefing on Yahoo email scanning program
(Reuters) — A bipartisan group of 48 lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday asked the Obama administration to brief Congress “as soon as possible” about a 2015 Yahoo program to scan all of its users’ incoming email at the behest of the government. The request comes amid scrutiny by…
Facebook’s Oculus acquires InfiniLED, an Irish startup that makes low-power LED displays
Facebook-owned virtual reality (VR) firm Oculus has acquired InfiniLED, an Irish startup specializing in low-power LED displays. Founded in 2010, InfiniLED was spun out from the Tyndall National Institute, a research hub specializing in photonics and micro/nanoelectronics that’s aligned with University…
The White House open sources President Obama’s Facebook Messenger bot
The White House today shared open source code for President Obama’s Facebook Messenger bot to help other governments build their own bots. The White House says it’s sharing the code “with the hope that other governments and developers can build similar services — and foster similar connections with…
Uber apparently wants some rivals to believe an IPO is coming soon. But why?
About a week ago, I started hearing rumors that, contrary to what I’ve been arguing for the better part of a year, Uber was planning to go public in the first half of 2017. That the company was talking to bankers now. The sources were highly placed, and absolutely confident this was the case. But the…
The Green Head – Finds Cool New Stuff!
Massive Inflatable Witch Legs
These cool new Massive Inflatable Witch Legs either show that you have a really small house or there was a very large wicked witch when your house got dropped on her after a tornado ride from Kansas.Click Here For Complete Details
The Green Head – Finds Cool New Stuff!
Indoor Infrared Lantern Heater
Unlike the traditional utilitarian space heaters, this one can be proudly put on display to add warmth and flickering candlelight to any room.Click Here For Complete Details
Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus now available sim-free – CNET
Choose a carrier later, or switch at will, with unlocked versions of Apple’s new iPhones.
Yahoo nixes earnings call amid Verizon woes – CNET
The internet giant is keeping mum, following weeks of bad press, as it looks to close its deal with Verizon.
Emergency Elections Podcast: What A Week
 Subscribe: iTunes |ESPN App |Download |RSS |New to podcasts?After a week in which multiple women accused Donald Trump of sexual assault, Trump and GOP bigwigs in Washington engaged in outright conflict, and the Republican nominee continued to talk about a “rigged” election, we convened the politics…
Shark breaks into cage with diver still inside
A great white shark accidentally breaks into a diver’s cage after plunging for a tuna bait. The man inside escaped unharmed, but the shark sustained injuries after exiting the cage.  Read more…More about Mashable Video, Sharks, and Social Media
What if Google is abandoning Android?
With the release of Google’s Pixel Android-based smartphone family the company has opened the door to the real possibility of abandoning all 3rd-party manufacturers. Today we’re imagining the potential for devastation that’d be wrought by Google closing off Android from the open source community. Today…
How Employers Judge Appearance When Considering Someone for a Promotion
Like it or not, employers judge your appearance. In a CareerBuilder poll, employers were asked what keeps them from promoting employees, and while attitude and attendance were definitely factors, they also had something to say about what employees wear.CareerBuilder surveyed 2,000 HR managers across…
The Next Web
Apple Stores tempt five-finger discount by removing iPhone tethers
Next time you go to an Apple Store, playing around with an iPhone is going to feel a lot more personal. As noted by MacRumors, various Apple locations (Apple technically doesn’t want you to call them ‘stores’ anymore) have begun removing tethers from their iPhones: people don’t use their iPhones with…
Float Shelf For iMac & Apple Display
Your Apple computer may be the epitome of minimalism, but the gathering of accessories hanging haphazardly around your desk doesn’t play into the overall vision very well. T

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