Indistinguishable from Magic 10/17
Verizon Wireless – 50% off Prepaid SIM Card w/ 1 Free Month and 2GB LTE Data $24.99
Verizon Wireless – 50% off Prepaid SIM Card w/ 1 Free Month and 2GB LTE Data $24.99
The Awesomer
Cherry Wood Nixie Clock
Price: $750  | BuyCalifornia artist J A Woodwork handcrafts fantastic desktop timepieces from uniquely charactered woods. Our personal favorite is Clock #017, which is made from a chunk of insect-bored cherry wood, with its six Nixie gas tubes mounted horizontally. More Awesome Stuff: Duffy…
Iraq founders gather at Fikra Fair to show their nation has more to offer than oil
 This weekend in Baghdad, tech entrepreneurs and local government officials gathered at the Fikra Fair to network, demo their apps and show the world that Iraq has more to offer than oil. According to the Human Rights Watch, challenging realities of daily life for many people in Iraq include sky-high…
Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8 L IS II USM Telephoto Lens (Open Box) $1699.95
Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8 L IS II USM Telephoto Lens (Open Box) $1699.95
RT – Daily news
‘Get lost’: Moscow to keep counter sanctions & other highlights from Putin’s BRICS presser
While meeting the media in Goa, southwest India, the Russian president was asked to comment on hot issues as the US elections, the situation in Ukraine and Syria, and his refusal to visit France, rather than Moscow’s relations with its BRICS partners. Read Full Article at
Fast Company
The Right Way (And Right Reasons) To Disagree With Your Boss
Expressing dissent doesn’t mean risking your job—unless you go about it the wrong way. Expressing dissent doesn’t mean risking your job—unless you go about it the wrong way.You don’t have to accept every assignment your boss adds to your plate, nor do you have to hold back your…
The hiring game
 With nearly 8 million Americans unemployed and looking for work while nearly 6 million jobs remain unfilled, it’s fair to say that technology has not disrupted the labor market in a good way. Read More
Capitalism Magazine
The Ancient Romans: From Rule of Law to Price Controls
The area in which the Ancient Romans did leave a body of thought, and one that has had lasting influence and significance for future generations, especially in the West up until our own time was in the area of law and contract.
Man of Many
Sipping In Style – Avex Freeflow Water Bottle
Technology has taken over and made our lives simpler in some ways, but who knew it could make drinking easier? This steel water bottle features Avex’s revolutionary Autoseal technology where users press-to-sop and release-to-seal. This automated button also has a cross-bolt lock that makes it leak proof…
Immigrants Fuel Innovation. Let’s Not Waste Their Potential
Some of our nation’s most industrious individuals are barred from employment in the formal economy. Their talent, energy, and ideas are trapped with them. The post Immigrants Fuel Innovation. Let’s Not Waste Their Potential appeared first on WIRED.
Man of Many
Fun with a Gun – The X Can Cannon
Let’s begin by stating that the X Can Cannon is 100% legal just so you know reading any further won’t be a complete waste of time. Sadly, the Can Cannon is only an accessory for the AR-15 and M16 rifles which are only legal in certain conditions. The Can Cannon is a proprietary gas-ported barrel and…
A Look into Chile’s innovative startup government
 For better or for worse, Chile is often held up as the economic model for Latin America. More so even than other up-and-coming tech centers, the story of startup entrepreneurialism in Chile is a story of concerted government policy. That policy is formulated by the Corporación de Fomento de la Producción…
Pumpkin Spice Scented Candle
Give your home a delightful autumn aroma by lighting this pumpkin spice scented candle. This 100% soy candle comes encased in a mason jar and is handmade from ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ground cloves and pumpkin. Check it out $10.00
Zip On/Off Fitted Bed Sheets
Quit struggling with fitted sheets once and for all by switching over to these zip on/off fitted bed sheets. Instead of having to constantly re-adjust the sheets, these feature a zipper along the edge that you can easily zip it up. Check it out $89.99
Man Buckets
These man buckets are built to suit any type of man. Each bucket comes chock full of carefully curated items to match the buckets’s various themes like “Mr. Healthy”, “Man Snacks”, and “The Handyman” – so you can cater to your man’s likes and interests. Check it out $58.99
Spider Legs Wheel Bicycle
Out-hipster every Millennial you encounter on the streets while riding atop this spider legs wheel bicycle. Instead of a traditional rear wheel, this unique ride boasts four metallic legs that will actually walk in sequence as you begin to pedal. Check it out
Magnetic Car Band-Aid
Save a bundle on costly body shop work by fixing your ride with this magnetic car band-aid. This cost-effective alternative covers dents up to 14 inches long and 5 inches wide, and leaves absolutely no marks when removed. Check it out $14.99
The Rubik’s Cube For Idiots
Give your simpleton brain a grueling workout by trying to solve the Rubik’s Cube for idiots. Aptly named the “boob cube”, this puzzle features a dumbed-down design that includes a solution manual just in case it proves too challenging. Check it out $9.99
Fix iOS 10’s Weird Mail Threading with a Settings Toggle
For some reason, iOS 10’s Mail app changed how email threads work. Now, the oldest message appears at the top, which doesn’t really make sense for most of us, unless you really love scrolling through large blocks of text for fun. Macworld shows off how to fix it.Head into Settings > Mail and under…
Benefits of using Artificial Flowers for your Wedding
Image source Should you use real or Artificial Wedding Flowers‏? This is one of the first questions many brides ask […] The post Benefits of using Artificial Flowers for your Wedding appeared first on Founterior.
Mujjo Made The MacBook Sleeve of Your Dreams
Mujjo Carry-On Folio Sleeve for 12″ MacbookMujjo, maker of the the best touchscreen leather gloves, has a sleeve for the 12″ MacBook you’ll look forward to carrying.…The Carry-On Folio is a beautiful melange of full-grain leather, wool felt, gun-metal hardware,…
Cyber Attackers Have Successfully Hit A Nuclear Power Plant And A Lab
Slashdot reader zootsewt1 quotes a rundown by Security Taco of two unrelated breaches at nuclear-related facilities that were recently disclosed — one “disruptive” and the other involving the remote theft of documents: Director Yukiya Amano from the IAEA disclosed that a nuclear power generation…
Capitalism Magazine
Video: An Introduction to Austrian Economics (Part 6 of 9): Why Socialism Was and Always Will Be “Impossible”
Capitalism Magazine
Video: An Introduction to Austrian Economics (Part 7 of 9): Everything Takes Time: Savings, Investment, and Prosperity
Capitalism Magazine
Defending Fossil Fuel Companies Against Climate Catastrophists
Recognizing facts and assessing them by the standard of human flourishing inevitably leads to the conclusion that fossil fuel companies are not villains but producers of essential human value and deserve to be not attacked, but thanked.
Lumian Design Mini LED Reading Light (White) $1.99
Lumian Design Mini LED Reading Light (White) $1.99
Big Think
Gap in Research Funding Holds Back Potential Cure for All Viruses
A new experimental drug can theoretically take out any virus, while leaving healthy cells unharmed. Read More
How technology is helping us see the unseeable
 There’s so much more to life than what we can see with the naked eye.    We’re unable to see — or at least register — certain things that happen right before us, because they happen too fast.   Sometimes, we miss out on subtle colour transitions and contrasts that could help us see more clearly and…
The Best Ways to List Multiple Positions at One Job on Your Resume
Crafting the perfect resume takes a lot of effort, even more so if you’ve had multiple jobs at the same company, either through promotions or department transfers. Here are the best ways to list them on your resume.If the jobs were similar in their duties, you can list them all together in chronological…
Explore Over 500 Years of English Slang With This Online Dictionary
There’s enough slang within the English language to make up a whole new language. If you need to do some research for an English assignment, or you’re just into linguistics, this online dictionary is your best bet.Green’s Dictionary of Slang is an award-winning set of books that is widely considered…
BBC News – World
Kashmir artist: ‘My work is shrouded in darkness’
Masood Hussain, one of Kashmir’s most renowned artists, describes how his work has taken a darker tone after three months of unrest.
Finding the right balance between human and machine
GUEST: Artificial intelligence gets a bad rap in pop culture. Whenever A.I. is mentioned in the news, the running joke is that humanity is near a Terminator-esque scenario where A.I. weapons take over the world. The truth, at least circa 2016, is much less entertaining — and, fortunately, much safer…
Google’s Go Language Surges In Popularity
2016 saw a big spike in the popularity of Go, attributed to the rising importance of Docker and Kubernetes. An anonymous Slashdot reader quotes InfoWorld: Ranked 65th a year ago in the Tiobe Index of language popularity, it has climbed to 16th this month and is on track to become Tiobe’s Programming…
USA! USA! Canadians give Americans an online pat on the back – CNET
These may be turbulent times for the United States, but our neighbor to the north thinks we’re still pretty cool.
How Apple’s Siri is beginning to freak me out – CNET
Technically Incorrect: It used to be that Siri would speak only when spoken to. She’s started to do far more than that.
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Reversing the combustion process to convert CO2 into ethanol
The danger of the ever-increasing levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in Earth’s atmosphere has become one of the most pressing issues of our age. As such, much research has been conducted to find ways not only to reduce it, but also in ways to remove it. This has led to many schemes that simply…
Flux Bluetooth Smart LED Light Bulb (Schedule & Sync w/ Music) $30.95
Flux Bluetooth Smart LED Light Bulb (Schedule & Sync w/ Music) $30.95
Digital Trends
SwiftKey can now predict what you’re going to type in Spanish, French, and German
Following what appears to be a successful beta test released last month, SwiftKey has rolled out a large upgrade to its app by launching a number of new features that allow the predictive keyboard to speak in multiple languages. So now, whether you’re texting in French, German, Spanish, or English, you…
Is the Apple Watch now the most accurate wearable?
The Apple Watch has been touted as the most accurate wrist-based wearable in a new study from the Cleveland Clinic, published in JAMA Cardiology. The study was performed on 50 healthy adults, who wore an electrocardiogram (EKG), Fitbit Charge HR, Apple Watch, Mio Alpha, Basis Peak, and a chest strap…
Fall Trends for Every Fashionable Dude
  Fashion Picks for Men 2016 With cooler weather setting in, it’s time for fashionable dudes to strut their stuff on the streets. Summer’s great but the heat can often make sporting new style easier said than done. As we move through fall, our options have exploded when it comes to tops, pants, and…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
hiroyuki shinozaki constructs top-heavy concrete dwelling for family in japan
constructed of concrete blocks rising to three storeys and arranged in parallel, the unusual structure symbolizes the upward expansion of life. The post hiroyuki shinozaki constructs top-heavy concrete dwelling for family in japan appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Digital Trends
Rain or shine, iHome’s iBT9 speaker lets you take your music outdoors
When choosing a portable speaker, if you’re traveling someplace with lots of water or wet weather, iHome’s Weather Tough series offers a decent lineup of rugged Bluetooth speakers for the job. The top of the line model in this series is the iBT9. The largest of the four speakers in the series, the iBT9…
Digital Trends
Carving the perfect pumpkin isn’t scary, you just need these tools
When we were kids, carving pumpkins meant making triangle-shaped eyes and nose and a wide smile with plastic-handled tools that almost made the experience more of a chore. But there have long been masters of the craft who use specialized tools to create outrageously detailed jack-o’-lanterns that make…
White House wants the nation to get ready for AI
In an effort to drive continued innovation in a handful of key areas of technology and science, President Obama hosted the White House Frontiers Conference, a one-day conference in Pittsburgh. This conference is a joint venture between the White House, the  University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon…
RT – Daily news
US & UK fire ‘war crimes’ accusations at Moscow as rebels shell Aleppo civilians
Ignoring yet another rebel shelling of Aleppo civilians, the US State Secretary has accused Moscow of committing daily “crimes against humanity,” while the UK Foreign Secretary blamed the Assad regime for the “radicalization” of the so-called moderates. Read Full Article at
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President Obama calls for a plan to deal with extreme space weather
As President Barack Obama’s administration enters its final stages, he’s paying more attention to what’s going on way, way above us than expected. Just days after the president outlined his vision for landing humans on Mars by the 2030s, he issued an executive order calling for a plan that would help…
Digital Trends
WeChat users can now use a special drone to capture and stream footage to friends
Your text messages are about to get real interesting. At least, if you’re a WeChat user (and in China). Because sending words, images, and videos with your smartphone is just no longer enough in our hyperconnected digital world, WeChat owner Tencent has unveiled a new drone with the sole purpose of streaming…
Google Pixel from Google Store to have unlockable bootloader
There has been growing concern among Android power users regarding Google’s own Pixel smartphone. More than just the company’s first self-made smartphone, it also represented a new way of doing Android, at least for Google. Naturally, there has been talk about how the Pixel could be less open and less…
BBC News – World
Rising hate crime
A series of recent racist incidents suggest Canada is not immune to the right-wing extremism that is being seen in other western nations.
Latest news
BOM chief claims no sensitive data taken in 2015 attack
Australian Bureau of Meteorology director Andrew Johnson has said no personal information or sensitive data was taken during the 2015 cybersecurity incident.
Digital Trends
The new ART speakers from Tivoli look as good as they sound
If you eat with your eyes first, it stands to reason that your peepers might play an important role in your sense of hearing as well. And if that’s the case, then there’s no better way to satisfy two senses at once than with the new ART by Tivoli. A new set of two Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled speakers,…
Coolest Gadgets
LyfieEye delivers spherical 360 capture for smartphones
eCapture Technologies recently announced a Kickstarter campaign for its LyfieEye device, which is something that will cater for those who have a penchant for snapping photos with their smartphones wherever they go. Of course, there are different ways and methods to shoot something in a creative manner…
Shut Up And Take My Money
Satechi F1 Smart Monitor Stand with Four USB Ports and Headphone / Microphone Extension Ports.
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Facebook is greeting some international users with the weather. But in Fahrenheit.
In its quest to be the front page of the internet (sorry Google), Facebook is testing a weather forecast for some users in Australia on desktop browsers.  A message greets people on login, advising them to “stay dry today in Sydney” thanks to a forecast of rain, for example. The weather alert does not…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
UN worried over attacks on aid convoys in hurricane-hit Haiti
Port-Au-Prince (AFP) Oct 16, 2016 The United Nations is concerned at the rise in looting and attacks targeting emergency aid deliveries in hurricane-ravaged Haiti, a UN official told AFP on Sunday. Food, medicine and other essential aid has been slow to reach many hard-hit areas. Some desperate…
WTF is a container?
 You can’t go to a developer conference today and not hear about software containers: Docker, Kubernetes, Mesos and a bunch of other names with a nautical ring to them. Microsoft, Google, Amazon and everybody else seems to have jumped on this bandwagon in the last year or so, but why is everybody so…
Fast Company
How To Know Whether To “Correct” Your Coworkers Or Just Let It Slide
You have an idea or objection you want to raise, but that might be risky. Should you speak up or bite your tongue? You have an idea or objection you want to raise, but that might be risky. Should you speak up or bite your tongue?We all know that person: The one who can never seem…
Report: Russian Hackers Phished The DNC And Clinton Campaign Using Fake Gmail Forms
Citing a report from SecureWorks, BuzzFeed is reporting that Russian hackers “used emails disguised to look as Gmail security updates to hack into the computers of the Democratic National Committee and members of Hillary Clinton’s top campaign staff”: The emails were sent to 108 members of Democratic…
KurzweilAI » News
Engineers reveal fabrication process for revolutionary transparent graphene neural sensors
A blue light shines through a transparent, implantable medical sensor onto a brain. The invention may help neural researchers better view brain activity. (credit: Justin Williams research group) In an open-access paper published Thursday (Oct. 13, 2016) in the journal Nature Protocols, University of…
Top News – MIT Technology Review
Can CRISPR Save Ben Dupree?
Scientists are rushing to figure out how to use the gene-editing tool to stop devastating diseases like muscular dystrophy.
RT – Daily news
Turkey seeks to expand border ‘safe zone’ 45km into Syria
Ankara has announced plans to expand the so-called security zone deeper into northern Syria, after rebels – backed by Turkey’s tanks and air force as part of the ongoing Operation Euphrates Shield – achieved a “strategic and symbolic” victory against ISIS. Read Full Article at
Mises Institute
Ignorance Is More Costly in Politics than in Markets
Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssThe EntrepreneurCalculation and KnowledgePolitical TheoryValue and ExchangeIgnorance Is More Costly in Politics than in Markets 0 Views For months, I have seen articles about the massive economic ignorance infesting candidates’ views and how they would…
BBC News – World
Crafty cuttlefish change colour to outwit mating rivals
A marine biologist films male cuttlefish using their clever trick to evade bigger rivals for a mate – changing colour to look female.
RT – Daily news
Japan denies seeking ‘joint administration’ of Russia’s Kuril Islands
Tokyo has denied seeking a joint administration over the Kuril Islands, saying it wants a decisive resolution of what it calls the “issue of the possession” of the islands, which became Russian territories after Japan’s defeat in World War II. Read Full Article at
Gear Patrol
Sri Lanka Steps Into the Travel Destination Limelight
The best things eat, see and do in Sri Lanka. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Audi Allroad’s New Transmission Boosts MPGs, Doesn’t Lose Off-Road Cred
In the pursuit of ever-more-precious fuel economy, Audi re-imagined its all-wheel-drive Quattro system. And it’s excellent. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
The Unsung Hero of the Leather Bag World
Since 1917, Korchmar has made some of the best bags in America. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Deals of Note: October 17, 2016
How to save on North Face shorts, a Goal Zero lantern and a Masterbuilt meat smoker. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Today in Gear: October 17, 2016
A stormproof jacket, a limited-edition whiskey, a backpack that converts into a bike pannier and much more. …Read More »
Newswise: SciNews
“That Pizza Was #Delish!” What Do Tweets Say About Our Health?
“Coffee” was the most tweeted food in the continental U.S. between mid-2014 to mid-2015 followed by “beer” then “pizza”. Besides hinting at which foods are popular, scientists at the University of Utah are finding that tweets reveal something about our health. Communities that tweeted more often about…
New Scientist – Online news
Home abortions are safe – we should let women do it themselves
The abortion pill is so safe and easy to use we should let women take it at home, says Clare Wilson
Engadget Full RSS Feed
Atomic-sized MRI uses quantum bits to help discover new drugs
Researchers have used quantum computing tech to miniaturize a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner, making it small enough to pick up the structure of single biomolecules without damaging them or losing information in the process. This could make it a key tool for drug discovery and other biotech…
National Geographic News
Tourists Could Destroy Venice—If Floods Don’t First
Application tie-ins are taking center stage in collaboration
Combining different forms of collaboration in one platform is only part of the battle when it comes to helping co-workers connect. There’s also integration with productivity applications so that employees don’t have to constantly switch between screens.Cisco Systems scored a win in this area last month…
Donald Trump’s ‘animals’ tweet stuns many – CNET
Technically Incorrect: In the wake of arsonists attacking a GOP office in North Carolina, the Republican nominee immediately claims that it’s the work of beasts supporting Hillary Clinton.
iPhone 4, MacBook Air late 2010 to obsoleted in two weeks
Even, or especially, good things must come to an end. While the usual turnover for smartphones and computers is usually claimed to be two years, various laws mandate that manufacturers offer parts and repairs far longer than that. That said, there’s always a hard limit to that life extension. By the…
Mobile Magazine
Big Tech Companies to Spend Millions on E-Sports in 2016-2017
The latest sports phenomenon that may hit the global airwaves in 2017 or 2018 won’t be the Olympics or the NBA or Major League Baseball. In fact, this sport won’t feature players with abs and intensive physical training. That’s because the players are more akin to the average looking Joe and Jane out…
Brain Pickings
May Sarton on the Cure for Despair and Solitude as the Seedbed of Self-Discovery
“Sometimes one has simply to endure a period of depression for what it may hold of illumination if one can live through it, attentive to what it exposes or demands.” “A great deal of poetic work has arisen from various despairs,” wrote Lou Andreas-Salomé, the first woman psychoanalyst, in a consolatory…
GearBest Blog
[ New Arrival ] FURA Key Holder with 2 LEDs
URL:    $3.85Coupon:    OUT15OFF[ Main Features ]Key holder can streamline your keys into a slim system, preventing damage to your clothes and having no noiseABS + stainless steel body, lightweight and durableHaving 2 LED lights with 2 separate circuits, if one light is…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Unmanned Warrior puts the future of marine warfare to the test
The world got a look at what the Royal Navy of 2036 might look like as Unmanned Warrior 2016 kicked off on October 3 off the West Coast of Scotland. Including 50 machines, 400 participants from the government and private industry, and 150 VIP visitors, the Navy says it’s the first ever large…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Autonomous tricycles could form the basis of urban taxi systems
Self-driving cars, trucks and buses might get the bulk of the headlines, but a team at the University of Washington Bothell (UWB) is developing a smaller kind of autonomous vehicle. With the aim of providing a relatively inexpensive alternative to owning an autonomous car, the team is creating…
Amazon Showcases Twitch With a Massive Free Videogame
An anonymous Slashdot reader writes: “’s first big-budget video game is like street basketball, except played in a mythological world where athletes are armed,” reports the Los Angeles Times, adding “Wait, Amazon makes video games?” Indeed. Two weeks ago Amazon Game Studios held their first…
Mobile Magazine
Researchers Now Using Artificial Intelligence to Detect Crop Diseases
Can you ever imagine that the future of the earth’s food crops isn’t tied to fertilizers or organic technology, but, on AI or artificial intelligence? Food security is constantly threatened by a never ending list of threats. Climate variability in weather-unstable regions can cause sudden droughts that…
Latest news
Apple Pay arguments against negotiation ‘superficial and unconvincing’: Banks
CBA, NAB, Westpac, and Bendigo Bank have said Apple’s security concerns on opening up access to its mobile wallet are ‘completely baseless’.
KurzweilAI » News
Zapping undifferentiated stem cells with light to prevent tumors
A light-activated dye turns on reactive oxygen species-mediated cell death in undifferentiated pluripotent stem cells, which could make stem cell therapies safer by preventing tumors. (credit: American Chemical Society) Pluripotent stem cells (PSC) could be the key to a host of regeneration therapies…
RT – Daily news
6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes Tibet – USGS
A 6.4 magnitude earthquake has shaken the Himalayan region of Tibet, China, the US Geological Survey reported, adding that the depth of the quake was about 32km. Read Full Article at
BBC News – World
US election: Republican office in North Carolina vandalised
A Republican Party office in North Carolina has been damaged by fire, with a nearby building spray-painted with an anti-GOP slogan, authorities say.
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Bookshelf House fits hundreds of books into multifunctional furnishings
The Bookshelf House was created for a family of five who wanted a dramatic room-length bookshelf. To make the most of the small 160-square-meter interior, Mosca added large multifunctional bookshelves beautiful enough to serve as focal points. The bookcases were constructed from light beech wood and…
BBC News – World
Syria conflict: EU push to boost pressure on Russia over bombing
The UK and France are expected to push for strong condemnation of Russia and Syria as EU foreign ministers meet to discuss the war in Syria.
Digital Trends
Xbox One Elite controller provides an accessible, affordable option for gamers with disabilities
Video games can open up a whole new world for those with disabilities, and AbleGamers is here to help. The program, dedicated to improving the quality of life of those with disabilities using the power of video games, has dedicated resources to improve their circumstances. Just some of its services… – latest science and technology news stories
Russia holds key to Antarctic marine sanctuaries
Talks opened in Australia on Monday to create two vast marine sanctuaries aimed at protecting the pristine wilderness of Antarctica with Russia and China key to whether they succeed. – latest science and technology news stories
Much ado about poo: Feces fuels Hawaii feral feline debate
Two wildlife issues have collided in Hawaii, pitting one group of animal defenders against another in an impassioned debate. The point of contention? Deadly cat poop and the feral felines that produce it. – latest science and technology news stories
In space, the looming threat of a new arms race
Killer satellites, blinding lasers, sophisticated jammers: the world’s military powers are quietly readying for a war in outer space—at the risk of fueling a dangerous new arms race. – latest science and technology news stories
New messaging apps gain traction in workplace
Looking to break out of a “messy” email situation, the nonprofit group recently switched over to a new way of communicating among its far-flung teams.
MediaGamma Launches Next Generation Artificial Intelligence Product Set to Reshape the Ad Tech Market
PRESS RELEASE: LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–October 17, 2016– MediaGamma has announced the launch of a new Audience Prediction product, which is set to make a major impact on the ad tech market. By applying deep learning to unique data sets, coupled with MediaGamma’s unique AI …
BBC News – World
Montenegro election: Djukanovic declares ruling party victory
Montenegro Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic falls short of a majority in elections but vows to push for membership of the Nato and EU.
The Verge – All Posts
This flying 1,000 watt spotlight drone creates eerie, beautiful footage
God bless YouTubers and their insatiable desire for messing around with electronics and drones. The latest fruits of their collective labor comes from YouTube channel rctestflight, which managed to strap a 1,000 watt LED light bar to the underside of a Freefly Alta octocopter. The resulting device is… – latest science and technology news stories
Russian academics fight back against fraud, plagiarism
A dissertation council reviewing work on the mediaeval era is not normally national news, but Russia was abuzz this month when historians convened to pass judgement: was the culture minister a fraud? – latest science and technology news stories
Frankfurt fair shakes up book world with art, tech gadgets
There will still be more books than you could ever read, but visitors to this week’s Frankfurt Book Fair will also be invited to don virtual reality goggles, visit an interactive classroom and discover 3D-printed art as publishers plug into new technology. – latest science and technology news stories
Worked to death? Study says lack of control over high-stress jobs leads to early grave
Previous academic research has found that having greater control over your job can help you manage work-related stress. But it’s never suggested that it was a matter of life and death—until now.
Digital Trends
Uber is using drones to fly UberPool ads in front of gridlocked drivers
With China now out of the picture, Uber is focusing on expanding its business in other potentially lucrative markets, among them Latin America. In a bizarre marketing gimmick that may prompt frustrated drivers to reach for an easy-to-deploy projectile, Uber has started flying ad-carrying drones to within…
Bezahlt is a new German invoice financing startup from the founder of Kreditech
 It was long-rumoured that Sebastian Diemer, who co-founded credit scoring and loans company Kreditech, was doing another startup in the fintech space and today that new venture de-cloaks., which, along with Diemer, counts numerous other ex-Kreditech employees as part of its founding team,…
RT – Daily news
‘Arrogant’ Washington foreign policy thwarts common goals between US, Russia – Trump adviser
The foreign policy adviser to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says the US and Russia share common goals, but that Washington’s “arrogant” foreign policy has often ignored those interests. Read Full Article at
Ars Technica
Volvo execs talk self-driving aspirations over the V90 Cross Country reveal
Megan Geuss VAIL, Colo.—It’s 8am in mid-September, and the air in the Rocky Mountains is cold and crisp and still. A small group of journalists and car reviewers drive Volvo S90s and XC60s down 10 miles of…
The Manual
Earin Headphones Will Lighten your Load
Earin gives you great sound without the hassle of tangled wires. The post Earin Headphones Will Lighten your Load appeared first on The Manual.
TechRadar: All latest feeds
iPhone battery life could get a boost from AI, teases Cook
The iPhone 7 Plus may have focussed on dual-cameras as its headline addition, alongside the iPhone 7’s taptic engine, but the iPhone 8 and iPhone 9 may focus on less visible features instead, in the form of artificial intelligence advancements.At least, that’s what Apple CEO Tim Cook hinted at during…
SDR Traveller’s Raw Duffel is a high-tech alternative to canvas and leather
Made from a material that is 2x stronger than Kevlar.Photo: SDR TravellerIf you’ve been looking for a unique alternative to leather or canvas for your next duffel, SDR Traveller’s Raw Duffel definitely ticks that box in a big way. The bag is made from a high-tech material called Dyneema that is incredibly…
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors – Front Page
Apple Possibly Looking to Japanese Expertise to Improve Siri
Apple CEO Tim Cook hinted that Japan has a big part to play in the company’s ongoing development of AI, as he continued his travels around the country via bullet train on Monday. Speaking to Nikkei Asian Review, Cook revealed that Apple’s new advanced R&D center in Yokohama, currently scheduled…
RT – Daily news
Russia in talks with international groups to take over role of PACE
The head of the Federation Council’s International Affairs Committee has told the press that Russia is successfully approaching various international inter-parliamentary groups to compensate the continuing alienation from the PACE. Read Full Article at
Manmade Megaliths: 8 Monumental Installations That Illustrate the Power of Scale
Large monuments have been around for as long as human civilizations have. There are a few theories as to why mankind often chooses to build so big. One of them suggests that it’s conspicuous consumption: the demonstration of prosperity by intentionally wasting resources on big, uninhabitable…
The Next Web
This hilarious tool creates a Twitter bot that talks just like you, kind of
Cloning people isn’t legal or even entirely possible (yet), but this might be the thing that comes closest. creates a bot that talks just like you. Or at least, kind of like you. It looks at your tweets and puts together an alternative Twitter personality, including an endless supply of tweets…
New Scientist – Online news
Islands to lose fresh water as rising seas sink them from within
As sea levels rise, islands can lose ground not only on their coasts, but also inland as lakes spring up – and cause drinking water to evaporate
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Wave Chaser crafts a new genre between catamaran and windsurfer
Whether you’re a high-speed thrill seeker or absolute beginner, windsurfing is a solo sport, but an Australian team is working on a fresh new design which changes that. The Wave Chaser is a twin-rig planing hull catamaran, designed to show how catamaran tech could combine with windsurfing to…
Fast Company
4 Parks That Are Making Their Cities More Beautiful–And Sustainable
Here’s how Thomas Woltz and company channel site-specific details into meaningful, large-scale parks. Here’s how Thomas Woltz and company channel site-specific details into meaningful, large-scale parks.When the landscape architecture firm Nelson Byrd Woltz designs urban parks,…
Fast Company
Why Chat May Be King Of The New Mobile Landscape
Tech giants and hopefuls alike are betting on messaging apps—and conversational interface—as the future of mobile. Tech giants and hopefuls alike are betting on messaging apps—and conversational interface—as the future of mobile.Like tens of millions of teens across the world,…
Trouble Hits the Final Stages of Gaudí’s La Sagrada Familia
Sagrada Familia / Antoni Gaudí. Image © Flickr User: haschelsax, bajo CC BY-ND 2.0 Over the course of 134 years of construction of the Sagrada Familia, the unfinished masterpiece of Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona has experienced three unresolved conflicts. First, there was a lack of a (contemporary)…
RT – Daily news
Looming Mosul catastrophe: Red Cross ready to provide for 300,000 out of 1mn refugees
The International Committee of the Red Cross expects up to 1 million to join the number of internally-displaced people in Iraq due to the ongoing siege of Mosul, but is prepared to provide only 300,000 of them, a representative told RT. Read Full Article at
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Scores missing in Myanmar ferry capsize accident
Rescuers are searching a river in central Myanmar after a ferry capsized killing at least 14 people.
RT – Daily news
4 in 10 Britons living in ‘squalid, below-standard homes,’ claims housing charity
More than four in 10 homes in Britain are falling short of an acceptable standard to live in, with many not having hot or cold water and being infested with mold or pests, according to an alarming new report. Read Full Article at
KEF’s Gorgeous Wireless Speakers Pack 200 Watts of Bump
One look at the KEF LS50W active speakers, and you’ll fall in love. Oh, and they should sound absolutely phenomenal, too. The post KEF’s Gorgeous Wireless Speakers Pack 200 Watts of Bump appeared first on WIRED.
Science and technology will make mental and emotional wellbeing scalable, accessible, and cheap
 If it were an issue for you, what would you pay to get rid of stress, anxiety, loneliness, sadness, physical and mental pain, or depression? Or conversely, what would you pay to be happy, feel connected, feel understood, change bad habits into better ones, have a healthy brain as you age, or to fulfill…
RT – Daily news
Deutsche Bank reportedly to slash US business
Germany’s biggest bank, Deutsche Bank, wants to cut back its US operations and ax another 10,000 jobs as it tries to overhaul costs for its litigation with US authorities, according to various media reports. Read Full Article at
Vello launches first self-charging folding electric bicycle
Austrian bicycle design studio Vello claims to have created the first bike to combine electric, self-charging and folding features. Read more
Get ready for the bot revolution
For today’s overworked, time-strapped IT employees, bots are more than simply apps that perform automated tasks, like delivering weather reports or taking pizza orders. Rather, they’re a respite from endless help-desk calls, constant software updates and tedious server maintenance jobs.To read this…
Moto Z, the modular smartphone, goes on sale in India tonight
If regular smartphones aren’t cutting it for you, then you could take a look at the Moto Z and Moto Z Play moldular smartphones that are going on sale in India today.  SEE ALSO: Motorola’s Moto Z and Z Force are modular phones done right Motorola’s Moto Z and Moto Z Play smartphones, first unveiled…
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10 best security suites 2016
Our computers are more secure than they’ve ever been, but unfortunately the threats they face are more sophisticated than ever too. That means security software isn’t just a nice thing to have; it’s essential, especially on Windows PCs.As more of us move to multiple platforms, security suites have moved…
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The best hard drive and SSD deals in October 2016
There has never been more content available to fill your hard drive space on your laptop or desktop PC. Movies, music, and those many Steam games you bought in the sale that you absolutely will play one day all need a home. On the plus side, storage manufacturers are constantly striving to make bigger…
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We’re closer to unlimited free energy than ever before thanks to Nuclear Fusion
On Friday afternoon a couple of weeks back, while you were eyeing the clock and wondering if it was time yet to go to the pub, nuclear physicists at MIT brought us closer to unlimited free energy than we’ve ever been in the history of mankind. And it’s all thanks to the promise of nuclear fusion.At the…
RT – Daily news
China positive on BRICS despite global uncertainty
Chinese President Xi Jinping remains upbeat about the long-term prospects for the BRICS countries of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa despite a precarious global economy. Read Full Article at
How-To Geek
Geek Trivia: The Compound Nicotine Is Named After A?
The Compound Nicotine Is Named After A? British Chemist French Ambassador American Farmer Greek GodThink you know the answer?
How-To Geek
How to Remove Toolbars and Adware with AdwCleaner
Once upon a time, there was a dumb person named Justin, who installed Java even though it’s awful. Even worse, this fool clicked “Next” without disabling the bundled offers.Click Here to Continue Reading – latest science and technology news stories
Understanding the ebb and flow of Peru’s glacial past
Many thousands of years ago, as the world slowly began to thaw at the end of the last ice age, the landscapes of southern Peru were quite different than the ones University of Maine’s Gordon Bromley finds himself wandering about these days. – latest science and technology news stories
Unusual lunar-grazing Aldebaran eclipse visible Tuesday, October 18 across US
As seen from a path about a mile wide extending from Los Angeles, California, to Denver, Colorado, and on to Minnesota south of Minneapolis (and further east, to Lake Superior and Labrador), the bright star Aldebaran’s angular diameter will be evident to anyone using binoculars or a small telescope (weather… – latest science and technology news stories
How a hunting boom left the Amazon Basin with ’empty rivers’
The fashion for wild animal skins and furs drove a hunting boom in the Amazon basin through the 20th century. A mass industry sprung up almost overnight and the hides of otters, jaguars or alligator-like caimans were soon being shipped round the world to be turned into coats, hats or accessories. The… – latest science and technology news stories
Scientists create an effective analgesic without side effects
Scientists at the Institute for Problems of Chemical and Energetic Technologies (IPCET) and collaborators have developed tiovyurtsin, a generic drug for the treatment of pain. The new analgesic lacks the side effects typical of steroid and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
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Google Pixel XL release date, news and features
Update: The Google Pixel XL is out in a matter of days. Here’s the release date, price and all of the specs and news.The Google Pixel XL is the larger version of the Google Pixel, and uniquely, its specs don’t differ much from that of the smaller 5-inch phone.It’s big, powerful, promises the best camera…
Disk Drill 3 review: Mac utility now recovers data from iOS devices, too
Earlier this year I reviewed Disk Drill 2, a highly recommended utility for recovering data from any storage volume attached to your Mac, regardless of which file system it was created with. While the software exceeded expectations in terms of functionality, it was sorely lacking in visual flourish,…
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Ex-SAS soldier denies Iraq ‘mercy killings’ in face of police probe
A former SAS sergeant has denied shooting dead mortally-wounded enemy fighters in Iraq after claiming to have carried out several mercy killings in a new book on Britain’s Special Forces. Read Full Article at
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Kaepernick defends protests despite hostile reception in Buffalo
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was heckled by Buffalo Bills fans on Sunday as he continued his national anthem protest, before finding himself on the wrong end of a 45-16 scoreline. Read Full Article at
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What’s Next for Kratom after the DEA Blinks on Its Emergency Ban?
Public pressure keeps the herbal supplement unregulated for now, encouraging users and researchers seeking a safer alternative to opioids — Read more on
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Samsung updates its Surface competitor with more RAM, storage, and gold
The Windows-powered Galaxy TabPro S was released by Samsung earlier this year, but the company has now given it a spec bump and a fresh lick of paint. The new TabPro S Gold Edition has the same 12-inch AMOLED display and detachable keyboard case as its predecessor, but now comes with 8GB of RAM (double…
New Scientist – Online news
Older women have babies with fewer birth defects after IVF
An analysis of 300,000 births in Australia has found that older women who conceive via IVF or ICSI are less likely to have children with abnormalities
The best cases for the Galaxy S7
Yes, you want a case on itImage by Florence IonThe Galaxy S7 is a beauty. But all that glass and metal isn’t designed for the rigors of real life. Juggling groceries, kids, wallets, and just the occasional bout of slippery fingers are enough to send your phone flying at any moment.You need a case, but…
Fat PS3 Owners Can Claim $55 Compensation From Sony
Who remembers when Sony removed support for running Linux on the original Fat PS3? It seems like a very long time ago and it turns out it is looking back through articles here […]
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Park City, Utah commits to 100% renewable energy
Places like Park City, Utah are on the front lines of global warming as they grapple with the prospect of decreasing amounts of snow in the mountains that attract skiers and snowboarders from around the world to Deer Valley Resort and Park City Mountain Resort.
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Better, stronger: polymer breakthrough to improve things we use everyday
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10 smart food solutions for the future
By 2050 there will be more than nine billion people to feed, in a hotter and less predictable world; these products and ideas can help.
Latest Items from TreeHugger
US carbon emissions from energy lowest in 25 years
We haven’t seen emissions from energy production this low since 1991.
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Half of plastic bottles used in Britain are never recycled
This amounts to a staggering 16 million plastic bottles daily, ending up in landfills or making their way to the ocean. – latest science and technology news stories
New report finds substantial racial, linguistic segregation among preschoolers
Paying closer attention to preschool diversity could help to lay the foundation for students from all backgrounds to play and learn together across racial and economic lines, yet a new study released Oct. 13 reveals that many children in school-based preschool programs do not have the opportunity for… – latest science and technology news stories
Investigating space microgravity effects on antibiotic resistance of E. coli
The E. coli AntiMicrobial Satellite (EcAMSat) mission will investigate space microgravity effect on the antibiotic resistance of E. coli, a bacterial pathogen responsible for urinary tract infection in humans and animals. EcAMSat is being developed through a partnership between NASA’s Ames Research…
Explore the Tree of Life, the Rise and Fall of 900 Numbers, and the Most Sampled Songs Ever
This week we’re checking out some incredible videos of fencing in action, exploring the tree of life on Earth, building some bucket lists, and talking about the history of sampling in music. Welcome to Lifehacker’s Monday Brain Buffet, a series where we round up interesting, informative, and thought-provoking…
Inside Nat Geo’s Incredible Documentary Mission to Mars
The new series, <em>Mars</em>, mixes documentary and speculation to tell the parallel stories of fictional future explorers and the pioneers of today. The post Inside Nat Geo’s Incredible Documentary Mission to Mars appeared first on WIRED.
10 Gorgeous Lookout Points (That Also Play Nice With Nature)
These ten observation posts complement, rather than contradict, their surrounding landscapes The post 10 Gorgeous Lookout Points (That Also Play Nice With Nature) appeared first on WIRED.
A Stormtrooper Tell-All and 4 Other Essential Podcasts
Internet rabbit holes, fiction from the Eiffel Tower, and a trip to Tatooine. These are the podcasts you’re looking for. The post A Stormtrooper Tell-All and 4 Other Essential Podcasts appeared first on WIRED.
If Billionaires Fund Your Research, Don’t Take Public Money
Opinion: Recent high-profile donations and initiatives highlight the private control of publicly funded biomedical research. The post If Billionaires Fund Your Research, Don’t Take Public Money appeared first on WIRED.
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The Case of the Oversized Planet
Illusions noticed by Galileo can help explain how we see light and dark  — Read more on
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This Windows 10 PC is almost as tiny as an iPhone 7 Plus
Want a compact Windows 10 PC? How about a machine that’s just 15cm long, is that small enough for you? The Ockel Sirius A is such a device, and it’s been fully funded on Indiegogo.This mini PC’s full dimensions are 150 x 85 x 20mm (it’s 20mm at its thickest point, 6mm at the thinnest) so it’s about the…
Physics News
Biocompatible fibers could use light to stimulate cells or sense signs of disease
Stop Saying A Trump Win Would Cause A Recession
This is In Real Terms, a weekly column analyzing the latest economic news. Comments? Criticisms? Ideas for future columns? Email me, or drop a note in the comments.Billionaire investor Mark Cuban says a Donald Trump victory would cause the stock market to “tank.” The forecasting firm Macroeconomic Advisers…
Significant Digits For Monday, Oct. 17, 2016
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news.2Number of guns previously owned by Al Capone now in the possession of the IRS, which put the mobster away for tax evasion. The IRS recently sent the wrong gun owned by Capone — one obtained in in the 1930s,…
Interview: Tim Cook says Apple’s aim is a cashless society; working to boost the role of AI
Tim Cook has told the Nikkei Asian Review that the company hopes that Apple Pay will help to bring about a cashless society. The statement was made a month before the iPhone 7 becomes the first iPhone to support FeliCa, the contactless payment standard used in Japan. We would like to be a catalyst…
Popular Mechanics
Inspecting the BEAM inflatable habitat
BEAM is a marshmallow-like inflatable habitat that is linked to the International Space Station. NASA astronaut Kate Rubins enters it for inspection. The post Inspecting the BEAM inflatable habitat appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
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Dutch ambassador to China suspended amid ‘affair’ reports
An inquiry has begun into the Dutch ambassador to China, Ron Keller, amid reports that he had a secret relationship with a Chinese employee.
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Residents to light the way for Eindhoven’s smart city aspirations
The Dutch city of Eindhoven is poised to become “the world’s first crowdsourced smart city,” according to Philips Lighting. Residents will be consulted for ideas about how smart lighting infrastructure should be employed, for development and roll out over the next 15 years… Continue Reading… – latest science and technology news stories
All-female hybrid fish species “uses” males for better genetics
Some species are comprised of female-only members, giving themselves a competitive advantage over species that produce both male and female offspring. Since the females are capable of bearing offspring, they can quickly outnumber other species in which half the population – the males – do not. However,… – latest science and technology news stories
New bacterial pathogen found in corn in Texas
A new bacterial pathogen, bacterial streak, was found in the Texas Panhandle corn crop this year, and while its effects were inconsequential, it bears watching in the future, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists. – latest science and technology news stories
WhatsApp is secure and OK for politicians to use, provided simple steps are followed
Australian politicians have been accused of risking national security by using the messaging app WhatsApp. At issue was the fact that the application had not been cleared by the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) and was not on the list of its “Evaluated Products”.
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Every Billionaire’s Dream, Meet the Black Swan Superyacht
This slick yacht looks like something a villain would have designed for the next James Bond movie. This new Superyacht is the Black Swan and was designed and conceptualized by designer Timur Bozca. The Black Swan is a unique concept yacht that looks and feels like a floating palace that is specially…
Fast Company
GM To Top Tech Talent: Ditch Silicon Valley For Detroit
By reinventing its culture, the old-line automaker hopes to attract those looking to shake things up, rather than beat them into submission. By reinventing its culture, the old-line automaker hopes to attract those looking to shake things up, rather than beat them into submission.When…
BBC News – World
Aleppo bombing ‘kills 14 members of one family’
Fourteen members of one family die in an air strike on Aleppo, as EU foreign ministers discuss Russia and Syria’s continued bombing of the city.
Five Auto Insurance Myths You Should Stop Falling For
Most states require drivers to have auto insurance, but what that insurance covers can vary from state to state, policy to policy, and even person to person. The result is you could think your insurance covers something it doesn’t, and this list helps separate fact from fiction.The full list, from our…
How-To Geek
The Best Alternatives to Transmission on the Mac
Transmission was long considered one of the best BitTorrent clients for Mac, but it’s recently seen back-to-back compromises of its servers. If you’re worried about Transmission’s security, here are some other great options.Click Here to Continue Reading
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SoundHound’s voice assistant lives inside its own speaker
Alexa and Google Home aren’t the only pieces of voice-controlled assistant hardware available this holiday season. Today SoundHound announced the first third-party speaker to harness the power of its Hound platform. Built by Boombotix, the stand-alon…
Scientific American Content: Global
Make America Scientific Again!
A blue-ribbon town hall held in New York comes up with some answers to how that crucial goal might come about — Read more on
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Flint’s Water and Environmental Justice
The University of Michigan’s Paul Mohai, a leading researcher of issues related to environmental justice, talked about the Flint water crisis at a workshop sponsored by the Institute for Journalism… — Read more on
Scientific American Content: Global
Radical Life-Extention Is Not around the Corner
Can science and Silicon Valley defeat death? — Read more on
BBC News – World
Ukraine rebels accuse Kiev over death of commander ‘Motorola’
Pro-Russian rebels in Donetsk probe the assassination of a commander considered a war criminal by Ukrainian authorities.
How to undelete and re-delete mail in iOS
An iOS hidden feature surprised P.M. Wright. She had deleted an email in iOS and a pop-up appeared that asked if she wanted to “Undo Trash.” She’d never seen it before, and wondered what precise action it would accomplish—undo the deletion of all her deleted email? And where does deleted email wind…
Preparing Your AC For Summers
  Summer is coming – along with high temperatures and humid environments. This will want you to turn on your […] The post Preparing Your AC For Summers appeared first on Founterior.
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Wave Emojis at Your Friends with Velcro LEDs
When the calculator watch hit peak cool in the 1980s, it would’ve been hard to imagine that the nerdiest gadget ever made also prefigured an impending revolution in wearable tech that for better or worse is still going strong today.But as heavily marketed, but seldom bought devices like the Apple Watch…
Coolest Gadgets
Zero Zero Robotics reveals the Hover Camera Passport
Drones do seem to be dime a dozen these days, but how many of us have already decided to settle for a particular model that suits our needs? It really depends on our needs and of course, pricing. There are some high end drones out there that can capture 4K video without missing a beat, but you will definitely…
HP Elite x3 review: This could be the last great Windows phone
HP’s Elite x3 smartphone has achieved at least one thing: It has triumphantly realized Microsoft’s dream of phones that could eventually replace your PC.Microsoft’s vision was meaningless unless those phones could support the PC’s legacy apps. Microsoft’s Continuum feature already allows you to connect…
HP Omen 17 review: Great gaming performance at a great price
You can think of HP’s updated Omen 17 as that sleeper car that pulls up next to your tricked-out ride at a stoplight. When the light turns green and you lay rubber, expecting to leave that tan sedan breathing your exhaust, you’re instead shocked to see it hanging right next to you.  That’s the HP…
Get Bigger Sound With Braven 705 Bluetooth Speakers
Doesn’t your music deserve to be experienced through some high quality speakers? If you’re tired of listening to music that sounds like it’s being played on a … Read More
Find Out Why Your Next Keyboard Might Also Be Your Computer
At first glance the Vensmile K8 looks like yet another foldable keyboard, but looks can be deceiving after all. Underneath its rubbery exterior lies a fully functional … Read More
Use the Rule of Three to Identify Toxic People You Should Try to Avoid
It’s hard to tell the difference between someone who screws up once and someone who makes a habit of taking advantage of others. To get a better handle on who you can trust, follow the rule of three.As advice site Barking Up the Wrong Tree explains, some people are simply too toxic to include in your…
The Next Web
Video: This 1,000 watt LED-powered drone lights up your entire neighborhood
YouTube has an obsession with drones. In its latest video, channel rctestflight managed to mount a 1,000 watt LED light bar to the underside of a Freefly Alta 8 drone – and the outcome is simply dazzling. As the crafty YouTuber explains, he swapped out the cheap standard LED bulbs, originally strapped… Physics News
Ripples in space key to understanding cosmic rays
In a new study researchers at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics have used measurements from NASA’s MMS (Magnetospheric MultiScale) satellites to reveal that there are ripples, or surface waves, moving along the surface of shocks in space. Such ripples in shocks can affect how plasma is heated and…
RT – Daily news
‘Stealing our freedom’: Thousands rally in Budapest after top political newspaper shut down
Thousands of people have rallied for freedom of speech in the Hungarian capital, Budapest. They were voicing their outrage at the sudden suspension of leading leftist newspaper Nepszabadsag (People’s Freedom). Read Full Article at
The Wirecutter
How to Turn Your Existing Carry-On Into Smart Luggage
If you want a suitcase that weighs itself, tracks its location, and charges your phone, smart luggage is one option.1 But you don’t have to buy a new bag to get those features. For most people, it’s easier and more affordable to add them to a bag you already own and love. We’ve spent dozens of combined…
Digital Trends
Think the WhammyPhone’s name is crazy? Wait until you hear it
If the name WhammyPhone doesn’t sound crazy enough, wait until you hear what happens when you bend the device. That’s right, the WhammyPhone has a flexible screen and body that when bent out of shape, becomes a virtual musical instrument. It’s the work of the Human Media Lab at Queen’s University in…
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Drones to be crashed into passenger jets in mid-air, on purpose
Drones are to be crashed into passenger jets in mid-air, on purpose, as part of an investigation into the dangers poised by unmanned aircraft to larger manned airplanes in the UK.The crazy-sounding test has been commissioned by the UK government’s Department of Transport, which has pledged £250,000 to…
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The 10 best 4K TVs of 2016
At first we were limited to standard definition televisions. Then high-definition, or ‘HD’ came along, and wowed us all with a crispness that we could have previously only experienced at the cinema. Now 4K has arrived, and it’s another massive jump for televisions. 4K, or Ultra HD, televisions have been…
KGI: Apple to benefit from Samsung Note 7 recall/cancellation, estimated 5-7 million users to switch to iPhone 7
Apple appears to the be the primary beneficiary of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall blunders, with replacement devices also prone to catching fire which eventually resulted in the company cancelling production of the Note 7 entirely. This means Note 7 customers have no choice but to choose another…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
“Invisible Dyaqua solar cells look just like stone, concrete, and wood
These familiar styles help designers avoid what the company calls “visual damage” typically associated with clunky solar panels. Buildings can be updated to include renewable energy generation without losing their historic charm. Each fixture is made from recyclable and non-toxic materials and can withstand…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Ultralight Sunda tent transforms into a hammock in a snap
Experienced nature lovers know the importance of versatility and light weight of their camping gear. What if you could have a single, ultra-light shelter that can function as a tent or hammock, and weights just a little over 3 pounds. Kammock’s durable Sunda Tent Hammock is a transformable shelter which,…
The Sweethome
Should I Get a Pressure Cooker, a Slow Cooker, or a Rice Cooker?
We’ve spent more than 200 hours researching and testing these cookers—going through hundreds of pounds of rice, beans, meat, and stock—as well as testing them over the long term in our own homes. This guide will help you figure out which type of cooker is best for your needs, whether that’s cooking fast…
We Should Replace the Floors in Every Airport With These Magical Conveyor Belts
The only thing better than finding a short Starbucks line while navigating an airport is finding a moving sidewalk that can quickly whisk you closer to your gate. But imagine if all the floors in an airport were replaced with Intralox’s amazing omnidirectional conveyor belts? They could deliver you straight…
These Apps Will Save You Huge Chunks of Time
We could all use a little more time in the day, and that means you shouldn’t be wasting time navigating through menus or punching through keyboard commands while you’re at work. Luckily, there are a bunch of apps available for Mac and Windows that will help you get work done faster. These are our picks…
Ars Technica
Netatmo’s light-based outdoor camera will be available November 15
Enlarge (credit: Netatmo) As a follow-up to its face-identifying home security camera, Netatmo is ready to release its next smart home device. The Netatmo Presence is an outdoor security camera that, like the original Welcome, boasts facial recognition as its standout feature. Looking more like a…
How-To Geek
How to Customize Folder Views with Windows’ Five Templates
If you’re particular about how Windows displays the contents of your folders, you can cut your customization time down considerably by taking advantage of File Explorer’s five built-in folder templates.Click Here to Continue Reading
RT – Daily news
Russia-India oil deal challenges Saudi supremacy in Asia
The $13 billion sale of India’s Essar Oil to Russia’s Rosneft and other investors, gives Russia access to the most promising and fastest growing market. The deal also challenges Middle East producers who provide nearly two-thirds of India’s imported energy. Read Full Article at
Dezeen’s Top Jobs of the Week October 17
In partnership with Dezeen, Architizer presents this week’s selection of architectural positions from the international architecture and design jobs board Dezeen Jobs! The top five job postings this week include openings at Tom Dixon – Design Research Studio in London, Flad Architects in Madison,…
Scientific American Content: Global
Do You Suffer from Trump Syndrome?
If you’re displaying erratic behavior that seems irrational to others, part of the explanation could be plain old sleep deprivation  — Read more on
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Tears of joy as Chibok girls reunited with families
People have been celebrating the release of 21 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist militants in the town of Chibok who have now been reunited with their families.
The Gadget Flow
Star Wars Millennium Falcon Guide Lamp
Take a tour of the most famous starship every night with the Star Wars Millennium Falcon Guide Lamp. This massive lamp features a cutaway image of the legendary starship and is laser engraved while also providing a numbered guide to show you the parts of the ship inside. Measuring 8.5 inches wide and…
The Gadget Flow
Libre Wooden Bluetooth Keyboard by CaseStudi
Free yourself from the desk with the Libre Wooden Bluetooth Keyboard by CaseStudi. Cutting the cords, this ultra sleek wireless keyboard lets you sit back and work from just about anywhere in your office as it works with all Bluetooth-enabled devices. Designed for your life, the Libre Wooden Keyboard…
The Gadget Flow
LUMINNO GlowaSwitch – The Light Switch Plate Reinvented
LUMINNO GlowaSwitch is a patented light switch plate made of state-of-the-art, long-persistence photoluminescent material that charges in light to GLOW ALL NIGHT LONG and helps you easily find light switches in the dark. The unique convex design maximizes visibility from any angle while the included…
The Gadget Flow
Henty CoPilot – First Two Bag System for Commuting & Travel
World’s first two bag system designed for commuting & travel. Unique outer garment bag + grab & go inner bag for gym and day trips. Available in messenger and backpack versions. Perfect for cycling to work or carry-on luggage for business and adventure travel. Transport suits, dresses, and other…
The Gadget Flow
Smart, Trackable Leather Bags by Issara
Issara works with artisans to create luxury quality leather goods that are fairly priced and ethically made. They have now partnered with tech company Trackr to launch their smart, trackable luxury collection on Kickstarter. It’s embedded with Bluetooth and crowd GPS technology so that you never lose…
Load Up on Flash Storage With Amazon’s One-Day SanDisk Sale
SanDisk Gold BoxYou can never have enough flash storage, and Amazon’s here to feed your addiction with a one-day sale on SanDisk products.Inside, you’ll find huge discounts on spacious microSD cards, speedy SD cards, and flash drives that work with your phone via Lightning connectors, microUSB plugs,…
Digital Trends
The Polk Boom Bit is about as portable as a Bluetooth speaker can get
In general, Bluetooth speakers aim to be portable, but most of the time, we’re talking about something you carry around either by hand or in a backpack. The Polk Boom Bit, announced on Monday, takes things even further, shrinking down to the point that the speaker can be worn as easily as it can be carried…
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Carbon Xprize chooses the 28 best solutions for CO2 emissions
Twenty-eight teams made it through the $20 million NRG COSIA Carbon Xprize’s first round. Now, they have to start proving that they can truly transform a meaningful amount of carbon dioxide emissions into useful products. The semi-finalists from vari…
SpaceX’s Musk says sabotage unlikely cause of Sept. 1 explosion, but still a worry
PARIS — Statements attributed to SpaceX founder Elon Musk suggest he remains concerned that Falcon 9 rocket operations are vulnerable to attack by “a long list” of SpaceX adversaries even if it’s unlikely that such an event was behind the Sept. 1 explosion during preparations of a static fire test. SpaceX…
You Probably Don’t Need More Financial Advice, Just Make a Change
If you go looking for financial advice, you’ll find tons of it. Heck, we’ve even got our own blog devoted to it. However, if you’re looking to make a change to your financial life, you probably already know where to start.Read more…
New Scientist – Online news
Ban for gases that saved the ozone layer but now warm the planet
Nations have agreed to limit the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), chemicals that helped protect the ozone layer but are potent greenhouses gases
RT – Daily news
Mosul assault: What role will UK troops play in the battle for the ISIS-held city?
As the assault on Mosul begins, UK troops will be involved on a number of fronts amid fears of chemical warfare, a humanitarian crisis, and concerns over the UK government’s openness over the use of Special Forces soldiers. Read Full Article at
RT – Daily news
Most Russians reject US criticism of air force’s anti-terrorist operation in Syria – poll
A clear majority of Russian citizens believe that Western criticism of the air force’s counter-terrorism operation in Aleppo, Syria lacks any real grounds and is merely an attempt to apply additional pressure on their country. Read Full Article at Full Feed
Lobbyists Raise $11 Million for Clinton Since Summer, Trump Claims Election Rigged by Media and at Polling Places, Local NC GOP HQ Bombed: A.M. Links
Lobbyists have reportedly raised $11 million for Hillary Clinton since July. Donald Trump says the election is being rigged, by the media and at polling places. Gary Johnson did not qualify for the final presidential debate. A local Republican headquarters in North Carolina was firebombed. The Iraq… Full Feed
Instead of Erecting New Barriers For Ridesharing, Cities Should Deregulate Taxis
Outdated transportation regulations might limit competition from ride-sharing services in places like Philadelphia, but in the long run those same regulations are spelling doom for taxi companies. Right now, many cities and states are trying to find ways to jam ride-sharing services into old regulatory…
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Behnisch Architekten breaks ground on green-roofed Agora cancer research center
The sculptural AGORA building will connect to an existing ISREC building on one side and sensitively respond to the surrounding landscape. Transparency is a major theme of the design, from the glazed skin that allows views inside, to the Cancer Research Center’s public level, called the agora. The building’s…
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D-Link DCS-8200LH 180° Wide Eye Home Security Camera Review
D-Link DCS-8200LH 180° Wide Eye Home Security Camera Review Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site If you’ve got a large property that needs a lot of security with not a whole lot of cameras in the mix, you’re probably thinking about investing in wide-angle options like the D-Link DCS-8200LH. With…
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How to Clean Air Purifiers
How to Clean Air Purifiers Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site Owning an air purifier is only part of the battle in keeping your home’s indoor air quality top notch. Routine maintenance including regular filter cleaning and replacement is critical to ensure that your air purifier always operates… – latest science and technology news stories
Using light to move electrons and protons
(—In some chemical reactions both electrons and protons move together. When they transfer, they can move concertedly or in separate steps. Light-induced reactions of this sort are particularly relevant to biological systems, such as Photosystem II where plants use photons from the sun to convert…
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These free ransomware decryption tools have rescued data from 2,500 locked devices
Decryption tools have cost cyber-crooks more than a million euros in two months by unlocking encrypted devices for free.
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Coal Byproducts Are A Great Source Of Rare Earth Elements
Environment The vital ingredients for your next smartphone could come from energy waste Civilization as we know it wouldn’t exist without rare earth elements.
Code 10: Waterproof, Lockable, Versatile Backpacks
Code 10’s bags are designed to thwart assailants, of both the weather and the thieving…
Chinese astronauts launch into space for 30d stay on experimental space station
A Chinese Long March-2F rocket lifted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center recently and aboard were a pair of Chinese astronauts. The pair of astronauts is headed to a rendezvous with an experimental space station where they will spend a month living and working, the Shenzhou 11 mission lifted… – latest science and technology news stories
Why do science issues seem to divide us along party lines?
Much has been made about the predictable partisan split between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on issues of science and public policy. But what about their supporters? Can Americans really be that far apart in terms of science? – latest science and technology news stories
Viruses found to attack ocean archaea far more extensively than thought
(—A team of researchers with members from Italy, Australia, the U.S. and Japan has found that viruses are the main culprit in killing archaea in the deep sea. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the researchers describe the techniques they used to study archaea in soil… – latest science and technology news stories
A more durable material for the power industry
New research published in Nature is challenging a theory that is more than 50 years old and could change how some materials are designed in the future. – latest science and technology news stories
Plankton blooms in New Zealand suggest the ocean is responding to climate change
The appearance of white blooms of plankton east of New Zealand suggests the ocean is responding to climate change, according to research by Victoria University of Wellington scientists. – latest science and technology news stories
Supporting uptake of green gas
Lucy Culleton of the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has won the first European Biogas Association (EBA) Poster Award for her work supporting the introduction of biogas into Europe’s gas networks. – latest science and technology news stories
Study shows fracking could threaten Britain’s richest wildlife habitats
The whole Areas of Great Britain earmarked for fracking may contain some of the country’s richest wildlife sites, scientists have found in the biggest ever mapping study of UK biodiversity. – latest science and technology news stories
What is the wettest place on Earth?
Those who live along the “wet coast” – which is what people living in Puget Sound or the lower mainland of British Columbia and Vancouver Island affectionately call their home – might think that they live in the wettest place on Earth. Then again, people living in the Amazon rain forest might think that… – latest science and technology news stories
Why we need pesticides to feed the world
In recent weeks and days the use of pesticides has again been in the headlines. – latest science and technology news stories
Wearable robots usher in next generation of mobility therapies
Wearable robots that can anticipate and react to users’ movement in real time could dramatically improve mobility assistance and rehabilitation tools. – latest science and technology news stories
Computers should be named on patents as inventors for creativity to flourish
New research published by the University of Surrey in Boston College Law Review is calling for inventions by computers to be legally granted patents. The research states that the rapid increase in computer power is posing new challenges when it comes to patenting an invention. Artificial intelligence… – latest science and technology news stories
Why we should bother saving Britain’s only venomous snake
The adder, Vipera berus, was one of the first venomous snakes formally named by Linnaeus in 1758. It is the most northerly occurring snake, and one of the most widely distributed species, found everywhere from the UK to Sakhalin island, Russia. It is also the only venomous snake in Great Britain. Despite… – latest science and technology news stories
Gender and social inclusion policies are poorly implemented in Nepal’s vocational schools
The perception about gender and gender roles evolve with time and vary according to cultural and social differences. Nevertheless, gender inequality and other types of social exclusion are seen in every society. The issues of Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) and its implementation have been… – latest science and technology news stories
Offshore wind farm maintenance could soon be a breeze
The EU-funded TOWERPOWER project is developing reliable new techniques to continuously monitor the structural condition of offshore wind turbines. Optimising maintenance and inspections is a key way to help the sector achieve cost efficiencies. – latest science and technology news stories
Earthquake series cause uplift variations at continental margins
A new mechanism may explain how great earthquakes with magnitudes larger than M7 are linked to coastal uplift in many regions worldwide. This has important implications for the seismic hazard and the tsunami risk along the shores of many countries. The mechanism is proposed by an international team of… – latest science and technology news stories
How gaming technology could hack crime scene investigations
Sherlock Holmes could examine a crime scene with nothing but his immense powers of deduction and perhaps a trusty magnifying glass. But real investigators today have much more sophisticated technology at their disposal for carrying out the crucial task of documenting and analysing a crime scene. 3-D… – latest science and technology news stories
Two studies describe the function of PrPc, the ‘good’ alter ego of prions
Two new studies coordinated by SISSA reveal important details about the physiological function of the prion protein, the non-pathological form of the notorious prion, the degenerate protein responsible for several diseases including “mad cow disease.” According to the new findings, the protein in its… – latest science and technology news stories
Robot babies from Japan raise all sorts of questions about how parents bond with AI
Driven by a declining population, a trend for developing robotic babies has emerged in Japan as a means of encouraging couples to become “parents”. The approaches taken vary widely and are driven by different philosophical approaches that also beg a number of questions, not least whether these robo-tots… – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers study human reaction to sharing control with driverless car
The first trials of the Venturer autonomous vehicle project, a Government backed research project, have focussed on a critical aspect in the field of autonomous vehicle (AV) technology. – latest science and technology news stories
Could cryptocurrency help the ‘bottom billion’?
Many of the world’s poorest poor don’t have access to a bank account and yet depend on being able to transfer money across borders. Could digital currency help, ask researchers at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance.
One of the best HomeKit thermostats gets more affordable with ecobee3 lite
If you want to control your thermostat with Siri or Apple’s new Home app, the ecobee3 smart home thermostat is one of the best HomeKit models on the market. Today the smart thermostat maker is announcing a more affordable version of their HomeKit-enabled thermostat with the new ecobee3 lite version….
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‘Boaty McBoatface’ finally under construction with help from David Attenborough
Britain has been building internet sensation ‘Boaty McBoatface’ – but it will only be a little yellow submarine. Read Full Article at
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Digital Demands in Architecture: Kennesaw State remedies digital expansion for students
This post is brought to you by Kennesaw State University. Architecture’s relationship to technology is as old as the primitive hut. Material and construction technologies have shaped design and detailing throughout history. But with the dawn of the information age came a new category of technologies…
The special features that enable Apple to remove security tethers from demo devices
[Update: Additional details below the fold.] I suggested last week that Apple’s apparent move to remove security tethers from demo devices in its retail stores likely wasn’t too risky thanks to a range of hidden security measures, and we’ve been hearing a little detail on how some of these work. Apple…
The Lenovo Yoga Book Is the Future of Laptops, But It’s Missing an Operating System
All images: Alex Cranz/GizmodoLenovo’s new Yoga Book draws the eye like no other tablet or laptop available today. People aren’t always sure what I’m reading my comics and or jotting down notes on, but they know it’s fascinating, and tiny, and cool. With its capacitive touch keyboard that turns into…
Dezeen’s Top Jobs of the Week: Tom Dixon Design Research Studio, Matteo Thun & Partners and More
In partnership with Dezeen, Architizer presents this week’s selection of architectural positions from the international architecture and design jobs board Dezeen Jobs! The top five job postings this week include openings at Tom Dixon – Design Research Studio in London, Flad Architects in Madison,…
NYC This Week: David Chipperfield, David Adjaye and Decolonizing Architecture
Architecture and design–related events happening in New York City this week (October 17 to October 23), handpicked by the editors at Architizer National Museum of African American History and Culture by Adjaye Associates, Davis Brody Bond LLP and The Freelon Group, recently completed Exhibitions…
86th Floor Penthouse With Soothing Interiors
Looking for something gorgeous to feed your eyes? Here’s a cool penthouse that is to impress absolutely everyone! New York’s 432 Park Avenue, the tallest residential building in the western hemisphere, has unveiled a completed penthouse residence conceived by interior designer Robert Couturier. Located…
Beyond Money, What’s the One Thing You Need Most at a New Job?
There’s a lot more to finding the right job than just a high salary, although everyone likes a nice paycheck. Besides money, what is your number one thing you look for when deciding whether to accept a job offer?…Maybe you need a flexible schedule to take care of…
Animation Throwdown fuses Family Guy, Futurama, and… card combat?
Free-to-play games often look appealing, but it’s difficult to know at a glance whether the business model is insidious and fun ruining, or reasonable and worth pumping a few bucks into. With Freemium Field Test, we’ll take a recent free-to-play iOS game, put it through its paces, and let you know if… Full Feed
The U.S. Might Be About to Declare War on Canada Over Lumber
2016 has been an absolutely dismal year for the prospects of free trade, what with the two major party presidential candidates working to outdo each other on who can be the most protectionist. Last week things got even worse with news that a trade war is brewing between the United States and—wait for…
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10 Best Android phones 2016: which should you buy?
Update: The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is now no longer in our top Android phones. After exploding battery issues the Galaxy Note 7 has been taken off sale – but this list is sure to change soon when our full reviews of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL land. Watch this space.There’s one key way in which Android…
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Show me the money: Netflix and Amazon spend more on programming than TV rivals
In 2015 Netflix and Amazon combined spent more on TV programming than HBO, Turner and CBS individually. The data comes courtesy of analysts IHS Technology, which also shows that the two streaming giants spent more money on content than Africa, South America and the Middle East combined. More than anything,…
Pair Your Phone To These Sleek, $15 Bluetooth Earbuds
Update: We’re having some trouble with the promo code. We’ll let everyone know on Twitter if we figure it out. Read more…
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FBI releases Clinton probe documents
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has published another set of documents from their probe into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while heading the US Department of State. Read Full Article at
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DeWalt USB Charging Tool Backpack
Price: $69  | Buy | LinkThe DeWalt DGC530 is the perfect pack for carrying tools, with 20 internal pockets, and three more outside. It has a built-in dock for a DeWalt 20V MAX lithium ion battery, dual USB ports, and flat pockets for charging gadgets on the go. More Awesome Stuff: OmnichargeHP…
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AT&T is adding a screen repair service to its mobile device insurance plans
Most smartphones these days seem designed with an expiration date in mind (when’s the last time you managed to get a phone to work for more than two years?), but if you have a knack for sending your mobile device to an even earlier grave, AT&T may have something of a solution for you. The mobile…
Digital Trends
Fridge full of fingerprints? How to clean stainless-steel appliances
Tired of fingerprints, water stains, or permanent smudges that haunt your stainless-steel appliances? So are we. Despite the name, it seems that stainless steel is rarely as immaculate as it is on the showroom floor, especially once you — or your children — begin to put it through its paces. Thankfully,…
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Developing a Sensor for Vitamin B12 Deficiency
University of Adelaide researchers have developed a world-first optical sensor that can detect vitamin B12 in diluted human blood – a first step towards a low-cost, portable, broadscale vitamin B12 deficiency test. Vitamin B12 deficiency is associated with an increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s…
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Wearable Tattoo Sends Alcohol Levels to Your Cell Phone
Engineers funded by NIBIB have developed a small device, worn on the skin, that detects alcohol levels in perspiration and sends the information to the uses smart phone in just 8 minutes. It was designed as a convenient method for individuals to monitor their alcohol intake.
Newswise: SciNews
Wheel Lets Researchers Measure Fruit-Fly Exercise
A new study led by corresponding author Dr. Laura Reed suggests that a device called the TreadWheel can be used to study the benefits of exercise on Drosophila — fruit flies.
Newswise: SciNews
UF/IFAS Avocado Irrigation App Should Save Money, Water
Avocado growers now know that a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences mobile irrigation app works well to save money while maintaining crop yields. This data, reported in a new study, is critical for an industry that has a $100 million a year economic impact on Florida.
Newswise: SciNews
ECS Takes Down the Paywall to Free the Science during Open Access Week
ECS is celebrating Open Access Week this year by giving the world a preview of what complete open access will look like. From October 24th through October 30th, we are taking down the paywall to the ECS Digital Library, making over 132,000 scientific articles free and accessible to anyone. – latest science and technology news stories
Saving California’s seals and sea lions
We tend to think of famine in human terms. But animal populations also experience wide-spread hunger, and the hundreds of emaciated young seals and sea lions stranded on California beaches in the past year were a poignant example. – latest science and technology news stories
CO2 to fish food, other ideas advance in $20M XPRIZE contest
With dreams of turning carbon dioxide into everything from concrete to fish food, teams from six countries have advanced beyond the first phase of a $20 million XPRIZE contest to find profitable uses for CO2 emitted by power plants.
Bless This Stuff
Split Grain is an LA-based studio owned by designer Paul Freckler, he makes these exquisite lights with reclaimed wood. The beautiful collection of fine art wood sculptures explores the hidden beauty of the grain and growth of trees, each piece is unique and deconstructs the wood form to reveal its unique…
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Self-sufficient Scottish island for sale; comes with broadband and post office
The 760-acre getaway is complete with a stone schoolhouse and 9 traditional cottages all for $2.3 million (or in 3 cheaper lots).
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EU-Canada free trade deal threatened by French-speaking Belgian region
Pressure has mounted on the Belgian government to save a landmark EU-Canada free trade agreement after the small French-speaking region of Wallonia essentially torpedoed the deal by voting to reject it. – Nanotechnology News Feed
MIPT Researchers Demonstrate Development of Compact Sources of Coherent Plasmons
The possibility to develop compact sources of coherent plasmons has been theoretically demonstrated by researchers from MIPT’s Laboratory of 2D Materials’ Optoelectronics, Institute of…
How-To Geek
How to Change the Color of the Worksheet Tabs in Excel
By default, inactive worksheet tabs in Excel are gray, and active or selected worksheet tabs are white. If you have a lot of worksheets in your workbook, it may be hard to quickly find a particular sheet.Click Here to Continue Reading
Save $50-$100 On a New Sony Smartphone, Today Only
If your current phone is leaving shards of glass in your thumb, today’s a great day to upgrade: Sony’s Xperia X line is on sale in Amazon’s Gold Box.Read more…
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3D-printed decal electronics for the Internet-of-Everything
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‘I don’t give a sh*t about human rights’ – President Duterte on Philippines drugs war
President Rodrigo Duterte says he doesn’t “give a sh*t” if his brutal war on drugs in Philippines, which has over 3 million drug addicts, violates human rights. Read Full Article at Full Feed
Sheldon Adelson And the Raiders Get Their $750 Million in Public Funding For New Las Vegas Stadium
Score another one for crony capitalist boondoogles. The Nevada legislature narrlowly approved $750 million in public financing for a new NFL stadium to be operated by Sheldon Adelson’s casino corporation, Las Vegas Sands, and the NFL’s Raiders, who currently call Oakland (Calif.) home. Adelson’s group… Physics News
A more durable material for the power industry
New research published in Nature is challenging a theory that is more than 50 years old and could change how some materials are designed in the future. Physics News
How quantum effects could improve artificial intelligence
(—Over the past few decades, quantum effects have greatly improved many areas of information science, including computing, cryptography, and secure communication. More recently, research has suggested that quantum effects could offer similar advantages for the emerging field of quantum machine…
Architecture Lab
Preserving historical buildings: the most sustainable thing is not to build new stuff
Making heritage buildings sustainable is just as important as preserving their history – and they can offer energy-efficiency lessons of their own The post Preserving historical buildings: the most sustainable thing is not to build new stuff appeared first on Architecture Lab.
Charge Your New Phone or Laptop With These Discounted USB-C Cables
Someday in the not-too-distant future, Every USB port will be USB-C. But until that day arrives, owners of USB-C powered devices will want to keep a cache of USB-A to C cables handy to pull a charge off of legacy chargers. Today on Amazon, Inateck will sell you a 1′ cable for $4, or a 3.3′ cable for…
16 brilliant innovations tackling poverty around the world
Getting to the root of poverty means solving various issues along the way, and inventors are up for the challenge. Poverty isn’t just inadequate access to income — it manifests in a lack of access to health services, education and vital goods. It can also lead to societal instability, allowing sexism,…
How the Philadelphia 76ers plan to grow esports with Team Dignitas
A few weeks ago, the Philadelphia 76ers became the first NBA franchise to acquire two esports teams, as it bought the United Kingdom-based Team Dignitas and merged it with Team Apex. And today, the 76ers are naming former Eidos game studio executive Jonathan Kemp as CEO of Team Dignitas, which is the…
94% of consumers would use mobile wallets more if they gave something back
EXCLUSIVE: We already know that mobile wallets and payment solutions drive in-store sales, and we understand that loyalty schemes are a big part of that story. But what will it take to get consumers using mobile wallets more regularly? To find the answer, Points surveyed 1,500 consumers to produce…
Google launches Firebase Cloud Messaging for the web
Google is announcing today that it’s introducing web support for Firebase Cloud Messaging, a service that lets developers send push notifications for their applications to end users’ devices. This move provides greater choice to Firebase customers — until now, it was only possible to send push notifications…
SyncThink gets a patent for eye tracking in virtual reality
Neuro-technology firm SyncThink announced today that it has received a patent related to tracking eye movements in virtual reality headsets. That could be a potentially important piece of intellectual property, as VR headsets become more plentiful. VR is expected to be a $30 billion market in 2020,…
ZTE opens U.S. preorders for its $300 Axon 7 Mini smartphone, will ship from October 27
ZTE has opened preorders in the U.S. for the recently announced Axon 7 Mini smartphone, and the company has confirmed to VentureBeat that it expects the device to start shipping from October 27. The Axon 7 Mini was unveiled at IFA last month and serves as the follow-up to the flagship Google Daydream-ready…
Vimeo now lets creators spruce up their profile pages with looping cover videos
Vimeo is rolling out a handful of updates to users’ profile pages today, as the company moves to let creators express themselves more creatively. Overall, profile pages will appear less cluttered, with a focus on videos. Profile pages already let users reveal personal information — such as where they…
Lenovo Yoga Book Review: The road warrior’s future
I’ve been using Lenovo’s new Yoga Book the last couple of days, and it’s hard not to love this ultra-compact, sleek, and versatile tablet with a twist. This isn’t what you’d call a one trick pony, but instead a multi-talented 2-in-1 to help you stay more productive on the go. Trust me, clocking in over…
Book Two Hours of House Cleaning Through Amazon, Get $40 Back
$40 cash back on house cleaning servicesTake a look around your house: Odds are, it’s not as tidy as it could be. Luckily, Amazon’s offering a pretty incredible deal on house cleaning, this week only.All you have to do is book two or more hours of house cleaning through Amazon for $69.99 or more, and…
Soaking A Bunch Of Toads In Their Own Bacteria Could Save Their Lives
The toads are the size of my fingernail — dark blobs with spindly appendages and toes as fine as hairs. Some still have the vestiges of tails. They’re passing through their most vulnerable life stage, the brief period when they change from writhing tadpoles to tiny, fully formed toads, and they’re using…
Big Think
We Need Albert Einstein’s Political Ideas Now More than Ever
Albert Einstein’s political contributions are frequently eclipsed by his scientific achievements. But the physicist was active in political thought, and his insights remain relevant today. Read More
The obscure legal mechanism Apple uses to keep its trademark filings secret for six months
If you want to know what products a company like Apple plans to launch, trademark filings can be a good way to find out because anyone can search them. Apple’s registration of the trademark ‘Apple Watch’ was a bit of a giveaway, for example. But there is one way tech companies can keep them secret…
London Insists on English Requirement For Private Hire Drivers
An anonymous reader shares a Reuters report: London’s transport bosses said on Monday that all drivers of private hire vehicles must speak, listen to, read and write English to a set level, intensifying a battle with taxi app Uber which says the expected standard is too high. Earlier this year, the capital’s…
Protect Your Fancy Headphones With This $20 Case
This hard-sided headphone case is designed to fit popular cans like Audio Technica’s ATH-M50x, certain models of Beats, Sony’s MDRs and more. Assuming you spent $100 or more on your headphones, I’d say it’s definitely worth $20 to keep them safe in your bag. Other than a very brief $10 deal, this is…
Physics News
Physicists develop world’s first artificial cell-like spheres from natural proteins
The team of researchers at Saarland University, led by Professor of Condensed Matter Physics Karin Jacobs, initially had something quite different in mind. Originally, the team set out to research …
Digital Trends
Audi’s electric SUV, slated for a 2018 launch, will simply be called ‘e-tron’
German automakers have never been big on names. While carmakers from other countries try to use evocative nomenclature to sell their wares, German firms seem to view names as trivial. Audi is staying true to form with the name of its upcoming electric SUV. Due in 2018, the SUV will simply be known as…
eBay’s new high-end furniture shop, eBay Collective, includes a visual search engine
 Ebay this morning launched a new site, dedicated to shopping for furniture and other items for the home. Called eBay Collective, the site also takes advantage of technology from the company’s recently announced acquisition of visual search engine Corrigon, which it bought for under $30 million. On eBay…
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Why we must never forget Ebola | Colin Brown | TEDxWhitehall
Dr Colin Brown worked on the front line of the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone. He saw the devastating impact of Ebola at first hand. But small, integrated partnerships between western and local organisations, such as King’s Sierra Leone Partnership, can have a major positive impact in tackling an…
Laser Beam Bike Tail Light
Increase your visibility on the streets at night with these Laser Bean Bike Tail Lights. It uses two highly visible red lasers for creating a path you can ride on when the visibility on the streets is poor. The coolest aspect of these lights is that they are visible to riders behind you even under…
Elite Screens 135″ 16:9 Fixed Frame Home Theater Projection Screen $139.99
Elite Screens 135″ 16:9 Fixed Frame Home Theater Projection Screen $139.99
Drummer’s Shrink-Ray Experiment Goes Just Right
Who needs a set of fully-tunable miniature drums? A guy who does most of his drumming with a bearded, bandana-wearing puppet. Read more…
Using Your iPhone 7 in the Shower Is the Latest Status Symbol
In 250 BC, Greek mathematician Archimedes sat down in a public bath and realized that the volume of water displaced equaled the volume of his body. This was the birth of the “eureka!” moment, and the realization that I could use my iPhone 7 in the shower this weekend was exactly the same.Read more…
You May Be Able to Watch a Rocket Launch From Your Backyard Tonight
Tonight, millions of East Coasters have a rare opportunity to see a rocket zip off to the International Space Station—right from their backyards.Read more…
IEEE Constitution Vote Fails to Pass
IEEE members have voted down changes to the organization’s constitution.
Popular Science
Gliding Algorithm Lets Drones Surf The Winds For Hours
Aviation No fuel needed A new software, known as ALOFT for Autonomous Locator of Thermals, lets drones surf the winds for hours without using any fuel.
TEDTalks (video)
We’ve stopped trusting institutions and started trusting strangers | Rachel Botsman
Something profound is changing our concept of trust, says Rachel Botsman. While we used to place our trust in institutions like governments and banks, today we increasingly rely on others, often strangers, on platforms like Airbnb and Uber and through technologies like the blockchain. This new era of…
Class Up Your Kitchen With a $10 Bamboo Cutting Board
There’s not a whole lot to say here; it’s a bamboo cutting board, it looks nice, and it’s $10 (as an add-on item). Pair it with a good knife, and get cooking.Read more…
Experimental “stretchy” optical fibers could warn about disease early
 A new type of optical fiber – a channel capable of transporting light – developed by MIT and Harvard Medical School researchers could make it far easier to detect the onset of disease early, or track the progress of healing and treatment. The new “stretchy,” rubber-like optical fiber created by the…
Mini set to unveil its first ever plug-in hybrid this year – Roadshow
This should hopefully hold over EV-hungry buyers until a battery-electric Mini drops in 2019.
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World Leaders Agree to Phase Out Heat-Trapping Hydrofluorocarbons
U.S. and China lead the way to preventing half-a-degree Celsius rise in global warming — Read more on
Something Went Wrong With the Juno Spacecraft’s Engine
A critical moment in NASA’S Juno mission has been postponed while engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory attempt to sort out a mysterious engine issue. If the problem is not resolved quickly, it could reduce the amount of high-quality data the Jupiter-orbiting probe is able to collect during its…
RT – Daily news
Euro ‘house of cards’ will collapse, monetary union architect warns
The eurozone is like a ticking bomb that will explode sooner or later, said one of the founders of the single currency and the first chief economist of the European Central Bank (ECB) Otmar Issing. Read Full Article at
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Srebrenica uneasy as Bosnian Serb elected mayor
A Bosnian Serb has been elected mayor of Srebrenica, where thousands of Muslims were killed by the Bosnian Serb army during the 1990s war, official results showed Monday.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Iraq launches Mosul offensive against Islamic State group
Iraqi government forces launched a US-backed offensive on Monday to drive the Islamic State (IS) group from the northern city of Mosul, a high-stakes battle to retake the militants’ last major stronghold in the country.
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Download of the day: A Sharper Scaling
A Sharper Scaling does one job extremely well: it increases the size of images while preserving an impressive amount of detail. The results are often considerably better than could be achieved with a regular photo editor, which tend to produce blurry snapshots. Why you need it A Sharper Scaling can’t…
Greenland calls on Denmark to clean up toxic waste buried in melting ice sheet
A vast pit of toxic waste buried in the Greenland ice sheet is threatening indigenous peoples’ rights to a clean and safe environment, Greenlandic officials claim. The decades-old waste is part of a long-simmering dispute between Denmark, Greenland and the United States over Cold War-era military bases…
Curbed National
How a parking tax can build better public transit
Nottingham, England’s controversial parking tax has brought two new tram lines and more robust public infrastructure to the city More and more cities are rethinking the ways cars fit into the urban fabric, with many eliminating parking spots, instituting congestion pricing, or even banning cars altogether….
If You Want to Dig Up Apple’s Secrets, Go to Jamaica
When it comes to Apple, Jamaica knows all. Quartz has an interesting report out today about Apple’s habit of filing trademark applications for new products, including macOS and the Apple Watch, in the Caribbean country. The reason? Secrecy, of course. Read more…
How to create sublabels in Gmail
Beth wants to organize her emails in a main category of “bills” and then put emails in that category but also in sub-categories such as electricity, internet, etc. She uses Gmail, and luckily there is a simple solution. Gmail lets you create sublabels for any label, which effectively puts the emails… Full Feed
Progress! John Oliver Mocks Third-Party Candidates Because They Are as Awful as Trump and Clinton
On Last Week Tonight, HBO’s John Oliver laid into third-party candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein, mocking them for being basically as silly and stupid as…well, not Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, but Joe Exotic, who runs a big-cat park and is given to statements such as “current politicians…rape…
HP ENVY 15 Intel Core i7-7500U KABY LAKE 15.6″ 3840×21610 4K UHD IPS Touchscreen Laptop (12GB RAM, Dual Drives – 1TB HDD + 128GB SSD) $909.99
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Avoid Magical Thinking in Personal Finance and Make Better Plans
Like most people, I like to daydream about a stage later in my life where all of my financial worries are taken care of and I can pretty much do anything I want with my time. I spend my days going on hiking trails, doing some volunteer work, writing a novel, doing a little bit of travel with my wife,…
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Samsung goes for gold with a faster Galaxy TabPro S
Samsung has pushed out a new spin on its Galaxy TabPro S, the Windows 10 hybrid which aims to take on Microsoft’s Surface Pro, and it’s a bling-based revamp we’re looking at here.The Galaxy TabPro S Gold Edition, as the name suggests, sports a rather fancy looking gold finish, and it peps up the hardware…
Jaeger-LeCoultre x Marc Newson Atmos 568 Clock
Marc Newson is known for his curvy, organic, minimal designs. Yet the Jaeger-LeCoultre x Marc Newson Atmos 568 Clock might be his most minimal yet. By encasing the clock’s mechanics…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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Inside China’s space base as mission blasts off
The BBC’s Stephen McDonnell gets a rare glimpse inside China’s launch base as two astronauts blast off to spend 30 days in orbit in the Tiangong 2 space lab.
Silly Looks Aside, These Microfiber Mitts Are Great For Washing Your Car
These microfiber mitts are great for washing your car or dusting around the house, but they could also come in handy on Halloween for terrifying children as you hand out candy. They’re worth $7 either way, in my opinion.Read more…
The Best Looking Coffee Maker Is Also One of the Cheapest
French press is your favorite way to make coffee, and it’ll be an even more aesthetically pleasing process with this 100% stainless steel press for just $18.Read more…
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Best Digital Watches for Guys
LinkDue to their lack of a mechanism, some of the most rugged and durable watches out there are of the digital persuasion. Our old pals over at Everyday Carry present their 10 robust and manly timepieces that won’t let you down. More Awesome Stuff: Storm Digimec WatchDeal: Breed Angelo WatchCarbon…
The Xbox One’s first email app is here, and it’s not Outlook
Gears of War 4 or Forza Horizon 3? Picking which game to play when you boot up your Xbox One is tricky enough. But thanks to RedWater Technologies and the wave of third-party Universal Windows apps coming to the Xbox One, you’ve now got another choice: Checking your email.To read this article in full…
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Building a Room Clean Enough to Make Sensors to Find Light From the Birth of the Universe
Work is underway at Argonne on an expansion of its “clean room.” The new lab will be specially suited for building parts for ultra-sensitive detectors–such as those to carry out improved X-ray research, or for the South Pole Telescope to search for light from the early days of the universe.
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Searching for ETs Home | Edna DeVore | TEDxAmadorValleyHigh
Ms. DeVore, as a child growing up in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in California, was inspired by the night-time sky. She brings this passion to exploring for evidence of Extraterrestrial Intelligence and sharing her efforts with students throughout the country. Edna DeVore is the Director of…
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Samsung, South Korean government launch investigations into Note 7 fires
Samsung can’t catch a break. Ever since reports emerged of the Seoul, South Korea-based firm’s Note 7 smartphone spontaneously catching fire, the company has been dogged by government-mandated recalls, public transportation bans, lawsuits, and a subsequent tidal wave of negative publicity. The controversy came…
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World first porous acupuncture needles enhance therapeutic properties
A Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology research team led by Professor Su-Il In, who developed acupuncture needles combined with nanotechnology, was recognized as the world’s first application of this technology. This development is expected to open new directions in the oriental medicine… – latest science and technology news stories
Ancient hominid ‘hanky panky’ also influenced spread of STIs
With recent studies proving that almost everyone has a little bit of Neanderthal DNA in them——up to 5 percent of the human genome—- it’s become clear our ancestors not only had some serious hominid ‘hanky panky’ going on, but with it, a potential downside: the spread of sexually transmitted infections,… – latest science and technology news stories
Repurposed sensor enables smartwatch to detect finger taps and other bio-acoustic signals
A smartwatch is capable of detecting and distinguishing a variety of taps, flicks and scratches by the hands and fingers, and all that’s required is a software upgrade that repurposes the device’s existing accelerometer, Carnegie Mellon University researchers discovered.
This $15 YETI-Style Tumbler Includes a Handle, a Lid, and Steel Straws
$15 is solid price for 30 ounce YETI-style tumbler by itself. But it’s a fantastic deal for one that includes stainless steel straws, a lid, and a detachable handle.Read more…
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New York State makes blower door tests mandatory; Everybody should
As Ronald Reagan said: Trust, but verify!
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Brexit cost UK place among top five destinations for investment
Britain has lost its spot in businesses’ top five locations for investing due to the growing uncertainty following the decision to quit the European Union, according to a survey of executives conducted by consultancy firm Ernst & Young (EY). Read Full Article at
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Woodstone Makes Watches & Sunglasses Out of Natural, Sustainably Grown Wood
Eschewing cold steel and characterless plastic in favor of rich, natural wood, Woodstone crafts watches and sunglasses with legit personality. They only use all natural, sustainably grown wood from around the world to make their eye-catching gear. That means shades and timepieces crafted from maple,…
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General Relativity as a Gauge Theory
The fundamental interactions of the Standard Model are described by Yang-Mills theory. This is a gauge theory, which means the following: (1) Choose a group of global i.e. spacetime-independent symmetries and write down the Lie algebra which generates it, (2) ‘Gauge’ this algebra, i.e. make the symmetries…
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LDF16: A Forest in the City
Architect Asif Khan created a series of three Forest installations in London’s Shoreditch for Mini Living as part of the London Design Festival. Inspired by the Japanese concept of ‘shinrin yoku’ (‘forest bathing’), the spaces enabled visitors to use all their senses to absorb the forest atmosphere… Full Feed
Constitutional Originalists Against Trump
Today a group of 29 leading libertarian and conservative advocates of constitutional originalism signed their names to a statement titled “Originalists Against Trump.” It begins, “We, the undersigned lawyers and scholars, are committed to the original meaning of the Constitution of the United States….
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Dexcom’s Blood Sugar Monitor Has Been A Life-Changer For This Diabetic
The device includes a small sensor, placed just beneath the skin of my belly, and displays my blood glucose levels right on my Apple Watch. The device includes a small sensor, placed just beneath the skin of my belly, and displays my blood glucose levels right on my Apple Watch.We…
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6 Real World Treasure Hunts That Could Make You Rich
We’d put some serious money on every person in the world having two fantasies: super powers and finding buried treasure. But until we figure out exactly how to harness gamma radiation and spider bites, only one of those is something you could actually accomplish in your lifetime. The good news is finding…
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Women more likely to use misogynistic terms online, report finds
Women in the UK and US are more likely to use misogynist language on social media than men, according to the results of a four-year study. Read Full Article at
Feds: It’s legal to demand fingerprints to unlock phones of everyone in a building
Whether you were in your house, or visiting someone in another house or even an apartment, you would surely not believe that cops could bust in and demand the fingerprints and thumbprints of every person there that they suspected might own a smartphone with a fingerprint sensor. That’s right, not accused…
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Xiaomi made a bendable touchscreen
Lenovo, Samsung, LG, and Xiaomi are all reportedly working on bringing bendable phone screens to the public. We’ve seen some of these prototypes in-person, as well as in leaks online, and today we’re getting a look at Xiaomi’s idea for a bendable touchscreen. A 30-second video put online this past week…
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Ford design chief Moray Callum is preparing for a driverless society
Ford design chief Moray Callum has a big job on his plate: make a century-year-old car company look and feel like a “Very few people draw the insides of cars.” I met with Callum at the Ford GT studio in a shiny, white sequestered area of the company’s Dearborn enclave. Callum was responsible for signing…
This $54 Battery Pack Can Jump Start Almost Any Car Engine
RAVPower makes some of the most popular and reliable charging gear on the market, and its 550A car jump starter is one of the best deals we’ve ever seen on a product with that much power.Read more…
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RT: NatWest to close Russian channel’s UK bank accounts
Natwest bank is to close all accounts in the UK belonging to Russian state-run broadcaster RT, formerly Russia Today, a move denounced by the network.
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Cubicco’s hurricane-proof modular homes break into Miami’s construction scene
Everyone wants affordable housing, but people who happen to live in areas plagued by natural disasters also need to live in resilient structures that won’t collapse or fly away when wind speeds pick up. A Dutch company named Cubicco created a line of flat-packed homes rated to withstand hurricane winds… – latest science and technology news stories
Team makes progress in RNA research
Pathogenic bacteria use small RNA molecules to adapt to their environment. Infection researchers from Würzburg have now pinpointed a protein involved in regulating the activity of these molecules. – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers identify greater environmental risks in ‘green’ material
Professors Ian Reaney, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and Lenny Koh, Management School, undertook the first comparative life cycle analysis of piezoelectric materials as part of an EPSRC project. Their findings indicate that a replacement for lead zirconate titanate (PZN), recommended… – latest science and technology news stories
New research offers insights into managing agricultural runoff and coastal dead zones
A study published today in Ecology Letters adds to a growing body of work examining the relationship between harmful algal blooms in the Gulf of Mexico and agricultural runoff. The article focuses on water chemistry, specifically the ratio of dissolved silica to dissolved inorganic nitrogen in 130 lakes… – latest science and technology news stories
Tiny crystals and nanowires could join forces to split water
Scientists are pursuing a tiny solution for harnessing one of the world’s most abundant sources of clean energy: Water. – latest science and technology news stories
Genetic algorithm can rapidly pinpoint top candidates for pre-combustion carbon capture
In recent years, a class of highly absorbent, nanoporous materials called metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have emerged as a promising material for carbon capture in power plants. But finding the optimal MOF to do the best job is another story. – latest science and technology news stories
Study finds local fidelity key to ocean-wide recovery of humpback whales
Humpback whales can migrate thousands of miles to reach feeding grounds each year, but a new study concludes that their fidelity to certain local habitats – as passed on through the generations – and the protection of these habitats are key to understanding the ultimate recovery of this endangered species. – latest science and technology news stories
Bait worms are a valuable marine resource
The humble bait worm wriggling on the hook at the end of angler’s line may be considered a low value resource, but in the first global assessment of its value and impact, researchers have revealed it to be a multi-billion pound global industry worth nearly £6 billion per year. – latest science and technology news stories
Nanowires as sensors in new type of atomic force microscope
A new type of atomic force microscope (AFM) uses nanowires as tiny sensors. Unlike standard AFM, the device with a nanowire sensor enables measurements of both the size and direction of forces. Physicists at the University of Basel and at the EPF Lausanne have described these results in the recent issue… – latest science and technology news stories
Scientists launch unprecedented Antarctic research mission
More than 50 researchers from 30 countries are to carry out the first scientific circumnavigation of Antarctica in an attempt to measure pollution and climate change, with the official launch held on Monday. – latest science and technology news stories
Climate change could push 122 mn into extreme poverty: UN
Climate change could sink up to 122 million more people into extreme poverty by 2030, mostly in South Asia and Africa, where small farmers will see their output plummet, the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) warned Monday. – latest science and technology news stories
Retail industry corporate hypocrisy can lead to negative employee attitudes, loss in sales
The U.S. retail industry is the nation’s largest employer, with nearly 15.7 million employees and one million retail stores. However, research has shown the public has negative perceptions of the retail industry’s employment working conditions. Now, researchers in the University of Missouri Department…
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10 best Bluetooth speakers available today
If you want a quick, easy, and portable way of listening to music around the house, then a Bluetooth speaker might just be exactly what you need. Just charge up its batteries, sync it to your phone or tablet, and you can enjoy your full music or streaming library wherever you please. And thanks to the…
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This luxury treehouse with spa deck and slide is everything
Glamping at its best Glamping meets the crafty treehouse in this luxury forest retreat near England’s Jurassic Coast. Propped on stilts and built around a sinewy mature oak tree, the two-story structure features a delightfully mish-mash exterior, with a facade made of chestnut log stacks, oak laths,…
YC’s Sam Altman stands by advisor Peter Thiel after his bankrolling of Donald Trump
 You can imagine the hypothetical advisory board meeting at Y Combinator can’t you. “So, Peter, you know that latest allegation of sexual harassment against Donald Trump? Well, we have a womens’ safety startup in the next cohort. As you’ve met him, do you think The Donald could help us beta test it?”…
Styr Labs uses fitness-tracking data to provide nutritional advice – CNET
The Arizona-based startup is looking to change the way consumers find and buy the right supplements.
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Untangling a cause of memory loss in neurodegenerative diseases
Tauopathies are a group of neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease that are characterized by the deposition of aggregates of the tau protein inside brain cells. A new study reveals that the cutting of tau by an enzyme called caspase-2 may play a critical role in the disordered brain…
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Consequences from Antarctica climate change
New research reveals how a single warming event in Antarctica may be an indication of future ecosystem changes. Stationed in East Antarctica’s McMurdo Dry Valleys — a polar desert that’s among the driest places on Earth — the research team studied the effects of massive flooding caused by the glaciers…
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Geologist explores minerals below Earth’s surface
A geology researcher is going deep below Earth’s surface to understand how some of the most abundant minerals that comprise Earth’s crust change under pressure.
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Rich or poor? Where you start in life influences cancer risk in adulthood
A recent study has found that circumstances in childhood, such as parental occupation at birth and neighborhood income, might be associated with different risks of certain cancers later in life.
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First Zika sequence isolated from semen
A team of researchers has obtained the first complete genome sequence of Zika virus that was isolated from a semen sample. The motivation for this investigation was a 2011 case report in the US suggesting that Zika virus could be transmitted sexually.
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Common prostate cancer treatment linked to later dementia, researcher says
Men with prostate cancer who are treated with testosterone-lowering drugs are twice as likely to develop dementia within five years as prostate cancer patients whose testosterone levels are not tampered with, research shows.
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New candidate vaccines against the plague
New potential vaccines have been developed that protect animals against the bacteria that causes the deadly plague. The plague of Black Death infamy has had the power to strike fear in people since the Middle Ages — and for good reason. Once someone begins to show symptoms, the disease progresses very…
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Future of Antarctic marine protected areas at risk
Antarctica’s surrounding waters are home to some of the healthiest marine ecosystems on Earth and support thriving populations of krill, seabirds, fish and whales. But efforts to establish a network of effective Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the Southern Ocean are being hobbled by political infighting…
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Virtual reality study finds our perception of our body and environment affects how we feel
Whether we feel scared or pleased in an environment and how we explore it is down to our combined perception of space and of our bodies, according to new research conducted in a virtual reality environment. The study suggests that the brain uses the interplay of these factors to control our emotional…
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Migration routes hold key to bird flu spread, global study finds
Monitoring the migration routes of wild birds could help to provide early warning of potential bird flu outbreaks, experts say.
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A short jump from single-celled ancestors to animals
The first animals evolved from their single-celled ancestors around 800 million years ago, but new evidence suggests that this leap to multi-celled organisms in the tree of life may not have been quite as dramatic as scientists once assumed. Researchers demonstrate that the single-celled ancestor of…
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Chemists design organic molecules that glow persistently at room temperature
LEDs have inspired a new generation of electronics, but there is still work ahead if we want luminescent materials to consume less energy and have longer lifespans. Certain inorganic metals seem promising, but they are rare, expensive to process, and potentially toxic. Researchers now present an alternative:…
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Diagnostic tests for sinus infections leave much to be desired, study says
Many patients who see physicians for sinus infections expect to be prescribed an antibiotic, but for the majority of them, that course of treatment won’t be effective. Unfortunately, there aren’t great tools to determine which patients will or won’t benefit from antibiotics.
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Factors secreted by gut bacteria may help combat kidney stones
Factors secreted by Oxalobacter formigenes, a bacterium that lives in the large intestine, can reduce urinary excretion of oxalate in mice. Such factors may therefore help prevent or treat kidney stones, say researchers.
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Changes in depression symptoms tied to lung cancer survival
Worsening depression symptoms are associated with shorter survival for lung cancer patients, particularly those in the early stages of disease, according to a new study.
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Engineers reveal fabrication process for revolutionary transparent sensors
Researchers have described in great detail how to fabricate and use transparent graphene neural electrode arrays in applications in electrophysiology, fluorescent microscopy, optical coherence tomography, and optogenetics.
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New study links neuropilin 2 deficiency to inflammation-induced edema and lymphedema
Unexpected massive, persistent fluid accumulation and fewer lymphatic capillaries lead to formulation of new hypothesis, according to a new report.
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Low cost method for examining single leukemia cells could transform treatment
Leukemia is a disease in which each cell can exhibit different genetic traits, and now researchers have found a cheap way to examine the individual cells. The breakthrough could transform leukemia treatment, say scientists.
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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…
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Small-scale agriculture threatens the rainforest
An extensive study 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.
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How neuroscience can benefit the learning and performance of music
Understanding the factors that impact on brain development and brain function in musicians can empower music teachers to unlock each learner’s full potential, a new study suggests.
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Rockcress for heavy-metal clean up
Rockcress of the Arabidopsis halleri species is known to possess the capability of settling on hostile, heavy metal-contaminated soil. It stores extraordinary high concentrations of certain toxic heavy metals in its leaves: a rare property. Researchers have analyzed approx. 2,000 specimens of this species…
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Fungal infection that could help understand some allergies
Researchers reveal how mould from humidity caused by rotting fruits and vegetables unfolds a surprising strategy to infect plants.
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Small dietary changes reduces cardiovascular disease risk by more than a quarter
Exchanging few commercially regular-consumed food items with improved fat quality reduces total and LDL cholesterol. A new double-blind randomized controlled trial suggests almost 30% reduction in cardiovascular disease risk
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#Podesta10: WikiLeaks release more emails from Clinton campaign chair
WikiLeaks has dumped another collection of emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair, John Podesta. Read Full Article at
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Gorbachev summoned to court over 1991 crackdown on protest in Lithuania
The Vilnius Regional Court has ruled to summon former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev as a witness in a case related to the events of January 13, 1991 in which 13 people were killed during a Soviet crackdown against unauthorized protests. Read Full Article at
Seven Bridges Joins Cancer Moonshot Initiative with Cloud Platform to Speed Blood Profiling Research
PRESS RELEASE: Blood Profiling Atlas Project Aims to Advance the Development of Simple, Blood-Based Test for Early Cancer Diagnosis CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–October 17, 2016– Seven Bridges today announces that its biomedical data analysis platform will…
You can now buy Samsung’s Gear 360 VR camera at most major U.S. carriers and Best Buy
Samsung’s Gear 360 virtual reality camera can now be purchased at more locations. Previously only available through online retailers, the company is now also selling the device directly in-store through Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, U.S. Cellular, and Best Buy. The $349.99 camera went on sale…
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this shopping bag turns human hands into LEGO claws
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No Child Left Alone: Getting the Government Out of Parenting
“Every rule that gets written has a cost,” explains Abby Schachter, author of the new book No Child Left Alone: Getting the Government Out of Parenting. “I don’t know if parents [understand] that under the headline ‘we’re going to keep your children safe’ [or] ‘we’re going to protect the kids’ that…
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Men Are Treating 2016 As A ‘Normal’ Election; Women Aren’t
We could be looking at the largest gender gap in a presidential election since at least 1952: Men are favoring the Republican nominee, Donald Trump, in typical numbers, but a historically overwhelming share of women say they will vote for the Democrat, Hillary Clinton.As my colleague Nate Silver has…
Change Your Skin Care Routine for Good With 20% Off Everything at Ole Henriksen
Ole Henriksen, in my opinion, is the gold standard of easy skin care. Out of all the non-drugstore brands, I own and use the most Ole Henriksen products (including the Truth Serum and Sheer Transformation pictured). And with 20% off when you use the code FRIENDS, you can stock up on your favorite products,…
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Tesla, Panasonic deepen ties with tentative solar panel manufacturing agreement
(credit: Dave Hanmer) Sunday evening, Tesla announced that it would be partnering with Panasonic to create photovoltaic cells and modules at SolarCity’s new Buffalo, New York factory—if Tesla’s shareholders approve the company’s purchase of SolarCity, that is. Tesla currently has a partnership…
I Want to Become a Ping Pong Jedi Just So I Can Open Soda Bottles With the Ball
There’s not much fame that comes with being a championship ping pong player. You don’t get shoe deals, ticker tape parades, or cameos in movies. You do, however, get to post awesome trick shot compilation videos to YouTube, leaving the internet completely jealous of your skills with a paddle.Read more…
Pack Up 30% Off on Timbuk2’s TSA-Friendly Laptops and Messenger Bags [Exclusive]
Timbuk2’s Commute and Command lines of messengers bags were voted your favorite in the category by a significant margin. This week you can get them for 30% cheaper, as well as their backpack variants with code KINJA30.Read more…
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YouTube Red gets serious with new shows from The Rock and director Doug Liman
When YouTube Red launched last year a big emphasis was placed on original programming, and the platform is now stepping up those efforts in a big way by ordering new shows from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Bourne Identity director Doug Liman. Variety reports that YouTube global head of content Susanne…
What’s Your Favorite International Power Adapter? 
The world really should get on the same page and adopt a single AC power standard, but until that day arrives, international travelers will have to carry around plug adapters and voltage converters to keep their favorite devices up and running.Read more…
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Wealth Prejudice: How It Affects Us | Myra Salzer | TEDxWilmington
Myra Salzer begins her talk by offering an intriguing, but simple idea: those who inherit large sums of money are simply humans. Like all minority groups, they did not choose their status, and most can do nothing about it. They are not to be scorned or manipulated. She describes the difficulties they…
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Faster, better healing of infected wounds using negative pressure technique
Shorter wound healing time, fewer dressing changes and the opportunity for earlier discharge from the hospital. These are some of the benefits of negative pressure wound therapy to treat wound infections in connection with vascular surgery at the groin. The method, which has become increasingly common,…
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Rise in obese pregnant women takes its toll on mother, child both
A medical doctor warns that the obesity epidemic is leading to a rise in high-risk pregnancies. There are no standard guidelines for the management of obesity in pregnancy. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that all pregnant women follow a healthy diet, and consider at…
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Crystal clear imaging: Infrared brings to light nanoscale molecular arrangement
A team of researchers has demonstrated infrared imaging of an organic semiconductor known for its electronics capabilities, revealing key nanoscale details about the nature of its crystal features and defects that affect its performance.
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Coronary artery disease tests prompt patients toward healthier habits
Undergoing a computer tomographic angiography was a better motivator to get people with suspected coronary artery disease to adopt healthier lifestyle practices than an exercise electrocardiography and stress test, new research shows.
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Imaging with new biomarker tracks tumor progression, response to treatment for common brain cancer
Researchers have developed an MRI-based method that can track the state and progression of a common type of genetically mutated brain cancer.
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Female chimpanzees don’t fight for ‘queen bee’ status
New research provides the first detailed look at how social status among wild chimpanzees changes throughout their lifetimes. 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…
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Early detection method hopes to prevent psychosis
Mental health researchers have made a promising breakthrough in the early detection of the risk of psychosis, with the eventual hope that patients could be given appropriate treatments earlier to prevent psychotic episodes from occurring.
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Two distinct genetic subtypes found in Crohn’s disease patients
Crohn’s disease can have devastating consequences and is notoriously hard to treat. Now, scientists have made a discovery that could explain why Crohn’s is so variable: the disease has at least two distinct subtypes, each with its own pattern of gene expression and mix of clinical features.
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New molecule may help fight obesity by converting ‘bad’ fat to ‘good’ fat
New research suggests that activation of a chemical called Beta-LGND2 by the estrogen receptor Beta (ER-Beta) reduces obesity and metabolic diseases in mice by converting bad fat (white fat) to good fat (brown fat). This is significant as brown fat increases metabolism and may facilitate weight loss.
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Cocoa compound linked to some cardiovascular biomarker improvements
To the tantalizing delight of chocolate lovers everywhere, a number of recent studies employing various methods have suggested that compounds in cocoa called flavanols could benefit cardiovascular health. Now a systematic review and meta-analysis of 19 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of cocoa consumption…
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Soy protein early in life may help prevent bone loss in adulthood
Move over milk, soy protein early in life might be what’s needed for strong, healthy bones in adulthood. New research reports that early dietary nutrition heavy in soy protein isolate can protect against serious bone loss during adulthood. This also is the first time that scientists have used an animal…
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New formulation of ibuprofen may be superior for pain relief than the current version
Move over aspirin, a new formulation of ibuprofen might prove to be a “wonder drug.” Scientists used mice and rats to show that ibuprofen arginate may allow people to take higher doses without the cardiovascular side effects that are associated with current formulations found in over the counter products….
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High cholesterol triggers mitochondrial oxidative stress leading to osteoarthritis
High cholesterol might harm more than our cardiovascular systems. New research using animal models suggests that high cholesterol levels trigger mitochondrial oxidative stress on cartilage cells, causing them to die, and ultimately leading to the development of osteoarthritis.
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Substance with the potential to postpone aging
The coenzyme NAD+ plays a main role in aging processes. In mice and roundworm adding the substance can both extend life and postpone the onset of aging processes. New research shows that this new knowledge will eventually be able to help patients with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
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Possible formation site of icy giant planet spotted
A number of extrasolar planets have been found in the past two decades and now researchers agree that planets can have a wide variety of characteristics. However, it is still unclear how this diversity emerges. Especially, there is still debate about how the icy giant planets, such as Uranus and Neptune,…
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Knowingly taking placebo pills eases pain, study finds
A new study is the first to demonstrate beneficial placebo effect for lower back pain sufferers who knew they were taking ‘fake pills.’ Patients who knowingly took placebos reported 30 percent less pain and 29 percent reduction in disability compared to control group. ‘Open-labeling’ addresses longtime…
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California condors’ genetic bottleneck: New evidence
The existing genetic diversity of California Condors, all of which are descended from just 14 individuals, is strikingly low. But were condors more genetically diverse before their 20th century population crash, or were they already, as one paleontologist put it in the 1940s, a Pleistocene relict with…
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Deal: Braven 705 Bluetooth Speaker
Price: $50  | BuyThis compact, Bluetooth speaker is just the right size to keep in your bag all the time. It comes in a variety of vibrant colors (and grey), has a built-in microphone for taking phone calls, and can be used to recharge your USB gadgets in a pinch. Save 50% in The Awesomer Shop. More…
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DIY Kitchen Backsplash Ideas
Looking for a clever way to create a backsplash for your kitchen? Today’s post features a range of DIY ideas, from true tile installations to renter-friendly solutions that are both affordable and stylish. Whether you’re ready to get your hands dirty or you’re looking for a way to fake it, check out…
Google’s AI Can Now Learn From Its Own Memory Independently
The DeepMind artificial intelligence (AI) being developed by Google’s parent company, Alphabet, can now intelligently build on what’s already inside its memory, the system’s programmers have announced. An anonymous reader writes: Their new hybrid system — called a Differential Neural Computer (DNC)…
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Google Flights adds price-tracking notifications
Booking the cheapest flight can be daunting. Should you book from an airline’s site or go with something like Expedia? Plus, there’s the trick of using Chrome in Incognito Mode can usually save you a few bucks. Of course none of those tell you when i…
Apple confirms iPhone 7 launching in 7 more countries later this month
Apple has confirmed iPhone 7 launch dates for more countries today on its website including Egypt on October 20, Korea and Colombia on October 21, and a handful more planned for a week later on October 28. Korea and Colombia will also get access to the new Apple Watch Series 2 on the 21st. more…Filed… Full Feed
Reason Is Heading to SXSW Next Year!
Success! Thanks to all those who voted for us, Reason has had three panels accepted to South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi), the huge tech and entrepreneurship festival next March. If you’ll be in Austin for the festivities, be sure to check us out on stage: Making Law on Mars, featuring Reason’s…
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Best shows on Netflix: 50 great Netflix TV series
UPDATE: Netflix has announced that new episodes of Black Mirror will be available from 21 October.Welcome to TechRadar’s always-updated selection of the best shows on Netflix – 50 TV shows that showcase the best Netflix series available in the UK.Netflix’s transition from a DVD rental service to a streaming…
Today’s Best Deals: Flash Storage, House Cleaning, Sony Smartphones, and More
Sony smartphones, SanDisk flash storage, and cheap Sharpies lead off Monday’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 something through our posts,…
Pokemon GO Update makes game far more safe
Pokemon Go’s most recent update has placed a new block on unsafe playing activities. One of the features we suggested should be in place from the start is now part of the game in a big way: a block on driving. This block on driving affects all players the game detects moving at 30 miles per hour or higher….
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Taj Mahal will get pollution-cleaning mud mask
Smog has yellowed the building’s white marble, but mud packs will be used to draw out pollution impurities from the stone India’s most iconic monument—the Taj Mahal—is in need of a good cleaning. Air pollution from the nearby city of Agra has gradually turned the building’s famous white marble a sickly…
DAM Selects the Top 10 Architectural Books of 2016
© unsplash user Kazuend. Licensed under CC0 The Frankfurt Book Fair and Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) have announced the results of the 2016 International DAM Architectural Book Award, their annual list of the ten best architectural books published in the past year.This year, books were…
FOODsniffer Food Freshness Tester
You don’t need a trained bloodhound or a night of explosive diarrhea and vomiting out the nose to figure out if your food’s gone bad anymore. FOODsniffer is a portable “eNose” that will test your meat, poultry, and fish for freshness for you. Hold the FOODsniffer to a piece of raw animal flesh you…
Finalists in the 2016 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards
The finalists in the 2016 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards have been announced. Tags: best of   photography
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Severe flooding in Vietnam wreaks havoc as Typhoon Sarika threatens further destruction
Related: 21 rare one-horned Indian rhinos drown in monsoon flooding Via the BBC Images via S B on Flickr and screenshot
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Thousands of London police officers to start wearing body cams
More than 22,000 Metropolitan police officers will soon be equipped with body-worn cameras, in what Scotland Yard is calling the biggest roll-out of the equipment in the world. Read Full Article at
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New sanctions against Russia won’t help Syrian population – German FM
Germany’s foreign minister doesn’t believe that possible new sanctions against Russia are the correct way to help people in war-torn Syria. The EU meeting which gathered to talk the restrictive measures did not approve any of them, but did accuse Russia and Syria of possible war crimes. Read Full Article…
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Ancient fish illuminates one of the mysteries of childhood
Remember dropping your milk teeth? After a lot of wiggling the tooth finally dropped out. But in your hand was only the enamel-covered crown: the entire root of the tooth had somehow disappeared.
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‘Super Yeast’ Has the Power to Improve Economics of Biofuels
Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) have found a way to nearly double the efficiency with which a commonly used industrial yeast strain converts plant sugars to biofuel. The newly engineered “super yeast” could boost the economics of…
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Beyond Genes: Protein Atlas Scores Nitrogen Fixing Duet
Of the many elusive grails of agricultural biotechnology, the ability to confer nitrogen fixation into non-leguminous plants such as cereals ranks near the very top.
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Ames Laboratory to Receive $3 Million to Develop Instrument to Study Plant Cell Walls
A team of scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory will be developing new instrumentation aimed at determining the chemical and structural makeup of plant cell walls. The group is receiving $1 million a year for three years from the DOE’s Office of Science to develop a subdiffraction…
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How to Share the Planet With Artificial Intelligence
Human-level intelligence is familiar in biological hardware—you’re using it now. Science and technology seem to be converging, from several directions, on the possibility of similar intelligence in non-biological systems. It is difficult to predict when this might happen, but most artificial intelligence…
Lenovo ThinkPad 13 Intel Core i5-6200U Skylake 13″ 1080p Laptop (256GB SSD) $608
Lenovo ThinkPad 13 Intel Core i5-6200U Skylake 13″ 1080p Laptop (256GB SSD) $608
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Why real creativity is based on knowledge | Tim Leunig | TEDxWhitehall
Educationalist and historian Tim Leunig takes on Sir Ken Robinson, with a witty and erudite riposte to the famous claim that schools are killing creativity. He argues that world-changing ideas, from the Industrial Revolution to the present, are based on knowledge. This in turn is enabled by literacy,…
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Music and Mathematics: In C by Terry Riley | CrossContemporary Project | TEDxWhitehall
Terry Riley’s 1964 work In C is regarded as one of the first minimalist pieces ever composed. It can be adjusted to any length, and played by any number and mix of musicians. The result is an organic process, as riffs and rhythms grow and interweave. This performance, created specially for TEDxWhitehall,…
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The next mass storage device will be DNA | Ewan Birney | TEDxWhitehall
Wherever there is life, there is DNA. Ewan Birney, of the European Bioinformatics Institute, gives a whistle-stop tour of the many practical uses of DNA. A new development is to encode DNA to store digital data: compared with electronic storage, it is far more space-efficient and long-lasting. As an…
RT – Daily news
7 beheaded’ as Brazilian gangs riot in prison, killing 25 (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
At least 25 inmates have reportedly been killed in a bloody Brazilian prison riot involving rival gangs on Sunday. Read Full Article at
Next Windows 10 upgrade due March 2017
Microsoft will issue its next Windows 10 upgrade in March 2017, according to clues uncovered by digital detectives.Tero Alhonen and a Twitter user identified as WalkingCat sussed the likely release timetable from a group policy in the latest Insider preview. According to a screenshot posted by Alhonen,…
Digital Trends
Russian hackers may have attacked the National Republican Senatorial Committee
When it comes to hacking, it looks like bipartisanship is the name of the game. While the Democrats received attention for attacks on the Democratic National Committee, which have now been formally attributed to Russia, Krebs on Security reports that “Russian hackers have for the past six months been…
Dig Into the Pharmaceutically-Enhanced World of Laurie Penny’s Everything Belongs to the Future
In Laurie Penny’s new novella, Everything Belongs to the Future, a miracle drug can extend the human lifespan by centuries—but only the rich can afford the treatments. It’s a science fiction thriller that feels like an only slightly tilted version of our own reality, and we’ve got an exclusive excerpt…
WANDW2 Watch
AVI-8 x Worn&Wound.
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Connected cars are cash cows; low margins may have killed the Apple Car
(credit: Aurich Lawson) A pair of articles published on Monday by Bloomberg and Fast Company provide an interesting snapshot of the ongoing collision between the tech and automotive industries. In the former, Mark Gurman and Alex Webb provide a fuller exploration of Apple’s ongoing “Project Titan”…
Amazon’s Running Another Sugru Sale, For All of Your DIY Needs
Sugru is right up there with binder clips and the Raspberry Pi in Lifehacker’s pantheon of must-have gear, and you can stock up today with eight multicolor packs from Amazon for just $11, or eight white packs for $10, the best prices we’ve ever seen on the stuff.Read more…
10 Essential Godzilla Movies
The most atomic, monster-brawling destructions of Japan Physics News
Scientists create most efficient quantum cascade laser ever
A team of UCF researchers has produced the most efficient quantum cascade laser ever designed – and done it in a way that makes the lasers easier to manufacture. Physics News
‘Shadow method’ reveals locomotion secrets of water striders
While walking beside the creek in the Beijing Botany Garden one autumn, Yu Tian, a professor of mechanical engineering at Tsinghua University in China, noticed the beautiful shadows cast by water striders on the bottom of a shallow creek. If you’ve spent any time in or around water you’ve likely seen… Physics News
Quantum computers: 10-fold boost in stability achieved
Australian engineers have created a new quantum bit which remains in a stable superposition for 10 times longer than previously achieved, dramatically expanding the time during which calculations could be performed in a future silicon quantum computer.
The Awesomer
Towing Trailers by Hand
LinkNormally, when you need to move around the trailers from an 18-wheeler, you need a big rig to pull them. But with Verhagen Leiden’s V-move Elektrotrekker XXL, an individual can tow around an entire trailer much in the same way they’d pull a little red wagon. More Awesome Stuff: Incredible Conveyor…
Next Big Future
Next generation US Navy manned and unmanned fighters will have new stealth, smart sensor skins, hypersonic and laser weapons
Fighter jets in 20-years may likely contain the next-generation of stealth technoology, electronic warfare, sophisticated computer processing and algorithms, increased autonomy, hypersonic weapons and so-called “smart-skins” where sensors are built into the side of the aircraft itself. Some of these…
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The best free photo editor 2016
The best free photo editor With phone cameras now ubiquitous, we’re taking and sharing more photos than ever. But even the best phone camera is likely to produce a dud or two, and even the best shot could stand to be better.Photo editing, then, shouldn’t be the sole reserve of those who can afford to…
9to5Toys Lunch Break: SanDisk Storage up to 40% off, Apple Watch 42mm (1st Gen) $219, Speck iPhone 6/s Case $8, more
Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS: Gold Box – Monster SanDisk storage sale: 200GB MicroSD $59, 200GB Wireless $68,…
Acer’s new 15-inch Chromebook promises 12 hours of battery life at $199
 If nothing else, you can’t really argue with the price. Announced this morning, the latest version of Acer’s 15.6-inch Chromebook gets a couple of key upgrades over its predecessor, but none might be quite as welcome as the fact that the company has dropped its starting price by $50, down to $199. The…
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Astronomers Study a Star’s Environment from Light Curves
Using the ALMA telescopes, astronomers discovered a circumstellar disk around the star EPIC 204278916 and offer several explanations for the dips including that they are caused by clumps of material in the warped inner portion of the disk. There are now about 2700 confirmed exoplanets discovered…
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Syria war: Russia announces Aleppo humanitarian pause
Russia says it will enact an eight-hour “humanitarian pause” in its air strikes on Aleppo on Thursday to allow civilians and rebels to leave.
The Most Important Piece of Advice Passed Down Between Doctor Who Companions
The role of the companion on Doctor Who has a legacy over 50 years in the making—there are expectations and demands on them that are almost as heavy as put upon those taking on the role of the Doctor. So what’s the one piece of wisdom that’s been shared between Doctor Who’s last three companions? It’s……
I Probably Shouldn’t Spend $20,000 On This Gorgeous Moon Landing-Inspired Pen, Right?
Watchmaker MB&F isn’t as well-known as Rolex or Timex, but that’s because the company’s unique creations—like a TIE Fighter-shaped music box that plays the Star Wars theme—are made for die-hard collectors. Its latest creation is a rocket-shaped pen inspired by the moon landing, and I’m desperately…
Google Clock 6.4 brings app shortcuts and a smarter stopwatch
Google’s Clock app is probably not one that has you rushing off to check for updates regularly. But this time you may want to reconsider that stance.Version 6.4 has a few helpful updates, especially if you’re thinking of grabbing a Pixel or using a device scheduled to get Android 7.1. App shortcuts are…
Omran has not died in Aleppo strikes, but many other Syrian children have
Reports in Syria that 5-year-old Omran Daqneesh had died in overnight strikes in eastern Aleppo have turned out to be false.  SEE ALSO: Boy dangles from roof in ‘Don’t Shoot’ shirt following Aleppo airstrike The Syrian Civil Defense and Aleppo Media Center (AMC) debunked the rumour saying the child…
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The heat streak goes on: NASA finds that last month was the warmest September on record
With that in mind, I have an urgent request for Chris Wallace, moderator of the next debate: please ask Donald Trump about climate change Although it is one of the biggest challenges facing humanity, climate change has barely figured in the past two presidential debates. Now, we have news that by…
How-To Geek
How to Incorporate Food and Gas Stops into Routes on Apple Maps
With each new version, Apple Maps becomes better, to such a point where it’s hard to even miss Google Maps. One new and much-welcomed addition to Apple Maps is the option to add stops along your route.Click Here to Continue Reading
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The best gear for small apartments
This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer’s guide to the best things for your home. Read the full article here. Small homes are fragile ecosystems. Throw in some clutter, and a small space becomes chaotic, cramped, and generally unpleasant. But when everything’s in harmony and organized,…
UK Security Agencies Unlawfully Collected Data For 17 Years, Court Rules
British security agencies have secretly and unlawfully collected massive volumes of confidential personal data, including financial information, on citizens for more than a decade, top judges have ruled. The Guardian adds:The investigatory powers tribunal, which is the only court that hears complaints…
RT – Daily news
Russia’s UK ambassador demands proof over claims of strikes on Syrian citizens made in parliament
The Russian ambassador to the UK is demanding proof of “deliberate strikes against civilians” in Syria, after UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson demanded Russian President Vladimir Putin stop “puppeteering” Syrian President Bashar Assad. Read Full Article at
RT – Daily news
Pyongyang from above: ISS camera glimpses inside North Korea (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
New satellite images captured by a high-tech camera on the International Space Station (ISS) offer a rare insight into life on the ground in North Korea’s capital, Pyongyang. Read Full Article at
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Court: It’s entirely reasonable for police to swipe a suspicious gift card
Enlarge (credit: 401(K) 2012) A US federal appeals court has found that law enforcement can, without a warrant, swipe credit cards and gift cards to reveal the information encoded on the magnetic stripe. It’s the third such federal appellate court to reach this conclusion. Last week, the 5th US…
Apple’s Project Titan might be less titanic than originally thought – Roadshow
Rumor has it that the company is scaling back its efforts and changing its focus.
Volkswagen reportedly patents sci-fi coupe without windshield – Roadshow
If you put something up on the internet, it’s bound to be discovered eventually.
Audi’s first all-electric vehicle will carry the e-tron name – Roadshow
That’s a little unusual, considering it will still use the moniker to denote electric variants of traditional cars, as well.
Samsung: We’re building the best mobile chips, lots of them – CNET
The Korean electronics giant ramps up production of tiny, powerful 10-nanometer chips.
Curbed National
How can cities save their small businesses?
New ideas and city initiatives are trying to solve a crisis that threatens the stores and shops that make our cities unique While tech’s swift rise and booming real estate prices have remade the stores and streets of San Francisco, Macchiarini Creative Design, a small metalworking shop on Grant Street…
Tesla’s planned product unveiling hit with last-minute delay
Those of you who count yourself among the Tesla faithful were likely looking forward to the company’s planned product unveiling today. As it turns out, Tesla needs just a little longer to prepare for this reveal. Tesla CEO Elon Musk delayed the event at the last minute, announcing via Twitter that the…
Design Milk
The One iOS Lightning Charger Connects and Charges at Once
Moscow-based industrial project designer Katerina Kopytina reached out to Design Milk to share her new smartphone charger, one designed with a bit of magnetic personality, capable of both charging and transferring files from mobile to other devices/computers all at the same time. The One…
Audio-Technica ATH-CHX7 SonicFuel Hybrid Earbuds $10.99
Audio-Technica ATH-CHX7 SonicFuel Hybrid Earbuds $10.99
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Video game voice actors prepare to go on strike
Enlarge (credit: Overpass Light Brigade) Some major video game publishers might have trouble finding top talent to voice their game characters starting Friday, October 21. That’s when SAG-AFTRA—an actor’s union boasting 150,000 active members across film, TV, radio, and games—is set to begin a strike…
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PBS made a tablet just for kids
You buy a kid-proof tablet to give young ones a safe environment to play their favorite games and videos, so wouldn’t it make sense to buy a tablet from an outfit making all that content? PBS thinks so: it’s introducing the Playtime Pad, a self-branded Android slate (technically made by Ematic) that… Full Feed
(UPDATED) Democracy Now Host Amy Goodman Faces ‘Riot’ Charges For Covering North Dakota Pipeline Protests
Does a journalist’s point of view make them complicit in any potential crimes they report on? North Dakota State’s Attorney Ladd Erickson appears to think so, which is why after dropping criminal trespassing charges against Democracy Now host Amy Goodman, he has upgraded charges against the venerable…
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Germany’s fertility rate hits 33-year high due to migrant influx
The EU’s most populous country has reversed demographic trends going back decades, with statistics showing that the rise in fertility is almost exclusively down to immigrant women, while the lifetime birthrates among the German population remain static. Read Full Article at
Digital Trends
Microsoft Research team demos tech that allows users to ‘feel’ virtual 3D objects
One thing that can quickly disrupt the immersion of a virtual reality experience is reaching out to touch an object and not being able to. Now, a Microsoft Research team has demonstrated technology that allows users to run their fingers over virtual objects and feel a mechanically actuated rendition…
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Calais children to be resettled in Britain, but what about those left behind?
A group of 14 unaccompanied refugee children left France for resettlement in the United Kingdom on Monday in a British government effort before the refugee camp in Calais is closed. But what is the future for those children left behind?
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New Research Provides Hope for Better Wound Healing for Diabetics
New research from the Max Planck Institute could lead to the development of new wound treatment methods for people with diabetes. Diabetics often have to contend with wounds that heal poorly. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, the CECAD Excellence Cluster and the Institute…
TAB The Adjustable Bag
Let’s face it, your busy life means you travel for different amounts of time. Now, you can stop buying multiple bags and depend on the innovative and simple TAB Adjustable Bag. This smart bag actually grows with your needs. It’s versatile enough to be a hand carry, shoulder carry, sling or backpack…
9 big ideas IT shouldn’t ignore
We live in an age filled with big ideas but devoid of any real consensus regarding how to prioritize them. Working with colleagues, I have attempted to systematically think about the big ideas that surround us: what they are, why they matter, the progress being made in adopting them and the obstacles…
The perfect laptop for the high-powered executive in all of us
We live in a constant state of busyness.   The connected global economy has created an “always-on” attitude in the workforce, resulting in more opportunity for savvy business minds, and increased demand for technology that can keep up with executive lifestyle, wherever that lifestyle takes them.   The…
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The ‘Beyond Burger’ probably won’t make you give up beef
Meat alternatives are becoming a holy grail for food producers — not just to tap the growing vegetarian and vegan market, but also because animal farming is resource intensive. Even so, people who would prefer something that hews close to the taste, texture and smell of meat don’t have a lot of options….
Hospital Ward Gripped by Mysterious Hallucinations Quarantined After Five Fall Ill
This week, an emergency room in the Pacific Northwest was briefly quarantined after five people—including two police officers and a hospital worker—experienced mysterious hallucinations from an unidentified illness believed to be spread by touch.Read more…
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Cassini Views a Lonely Moon of Saturn
This new Cassini image shows Pandora, in isolation beside Saturn’s kinked and constantly changing F ring. Pandora (near upper right) is 50 miles (81 kilometers) wide. The moon has an elongated, potato-like shape. Two faint ringlets are visible within the Encke Gap, near lower left. The gap is about…
Ars Technica
Samsung begins mass production on 10nm SoCs
Enlarge (credit: Samsung) The news hasn’t been great for Samsung’s smartphone division lately, but there is good news for the chipmaking arm of the company: Samsung announced today that it has started to mass-produce chips on its new 10nm LPE manufacturing process, a major improvement over its…
Scientific American Content: Global
Why Do Autumn Leaves Change Color?
Scientific American editor Mark Fischetti explains how the leaves of deciduous trees perform their annual chameleon act, changing from various shades of green to hues of bronze, orange and brilliant… — Read more on
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Russia Plans to Turn Civilian Cell Phone Towers Into Cruise Missile Jammers
Here’s a nightmare scenario that keeps Russian generals up at night: American submarines and aircraft launching precision-guided cruise missiles by the hundreds. Within minutes, they slam into bases, communications nodes, and the Kremlin’s own missile launchers.Implausible as it may seem, Russia is worried…
The iMessage Apps and Stickers That Are Actually Useful
In iOS 10, Apple refreshed its Messages app with a ton of new features. One of those features, an app store specifically for Messages, met with a resounding “meh” from users and a “hurray!” from brands. Good news though, not all of those apps are terrible branded sticker packs. In fact, there are some…
Scientists Create Fully Functional Eggs from Skin Cells
Using skin cells extracted from mice, researchers in Japan have produced fully functional egg cells that were used to produce healthy mouse pups. Should the method work in humans, it could introduce powerful new ways of treating infertility—and even allow same-sex couples to produce biological offspring….
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Acer’s new Chromebook boasts a beefy battery and won’t batter your wallet
Those hunting for a cheap notebook are always wise to keep an eye on Chromebooks, and another budget-friendly option has just emerged in the form of the Acer Chromebook 15 (model number: CB3-532).This latest cloudy laptop arrives with an impressively light-on-the-wallet $199 (around £165, AU$260) price…
RT – Daily news
#BankXit: Long-term NatWest client closes account in retaliation for action against RT
RT has received an outpouring of support after NatWest bank’s decision to close the accounts of its British office. Among the messages sent to RT was one from a NatWest client who has decided to take personal retaliation against the bank. Read Full Article at
RT – Daily news
Cancellation of RT UK’s bank account ‘crude British state propaganda’ – Galloway (VIDEO)
Former MP George Galloway has waded into the row over the cancellation of RT UK’s bank accounts by NatWest, dubbing the move “crude British state propaganda.” Read Full Article at
Apple releases iOS 10.0.3 for iPhone 7 & 7 Plus with cellular connectivity fixes
Apple has just released iOS 10.0.3 for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus users. The update includes a bug fix for users that were temporarily losing their cellular connectivity on their devices. Apple also pushed out an update to its Classroom app that should fix issues with it not being able to find other…
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Rowan Alumni Jean and Ric Edelman Commit $25 Million for University’s Fossil Park
Jean and Ric Edelman today pledged $25 million to preserve and expand the Rowan University Fossil Park in Mantua Township, N.J.
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Smart Electrical Systems Pay Off, Energy Lab Research Shows
The economic viability of an energy system that saves money for utilities and consumers by reducing demand peaks has been demonstrated by a prototype energy lab at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), its creator says.
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Evaluating Forecasting Models for Predicting Rainfall From Tropical Cyclones
To help improve hurricane preparedness and mitigation efforts, new University of Iowa-led research examines how accurate current forecasting systems are in predicting rainfall from North Atlantic tropical cyclones that make landfall in the United States.
BBC News – World
Brazil prisons: Second clash kills eight in Rondonia
Eight inmates die in clashes between rival gangs at a prison in the north-western Brazilian state of Rondonia, just hours after 10 prisoners died in Roraima state.
Energy Company Makes Shoes From Power Plant Carbon Emissions
Carbon dioxide emissions are the primary culprit in global climate change, so there’s a lot of interest in finding ways to capture the carbon from emissions. If it can’t get into the atmosphere, […]
How-To Geek
How to Stop iTunes From Launching When You Open App Store Pages In Safari
Apple’s macOS simultaneously offers the world’s most streamlined default browser, and the world’s most bloated default music player. And one has a bad habit of constantly launching the other. If you’re tired of Safari automatically launching iTunes, here’s how to stop it.Click Here to Continue Reading

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