Indistinguishable from Magic 10/18

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Slashdot Asks: Do We Need To Plan For a Future Without Jobs And Should We Resort To Universal Basic Income?
Andy Stern (former president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), which today represents close to 2 million workers in the United States and Canada) has spent his career organizing workers. He has a warning for all of us: our jobs are really, really doomed. Stern adds that one of the…
Cool Hunting
Caran d’Ache + MB&F’s Astrograph Limited Edition Writing Instrument : A pen that’s a mechanical piece of art
Made by creative lab and horological machine-makers MB&F and manufacturers of fine pens, Caran d’Ache (founded in 1915), the new limited edition Astrograph is a striking instrument that’s much more than just a pen. The two Geneva-based brands are…… …
io9
J.J. Abrams Explains the Emotions Behind The Force Awakens’ Most Tragic Moment
Much has been said about Kylo Ren’s roiling internal conflict in The Force Awakens—mostly about the fateful moment he steps further into the dark side by murdering his own father. But was the young Solo really so far gone before he killed Han? J.J. Abrams’ new commentary track for the film tells all.Read…
Macworld
Tim Cook’s Japan visit could result in superior Apple AI
Apple is looking to Japan to help improve Siri. On Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that Japan could play a vital role in his company’s artificial intelligence initiatives. Cook is in the country on a work trip, as Apple prepares to open up a R&D center this December in Yokohama, near Tokyo. According…
Mashable
‘Rogue One’ character posters: Heroes, villains and everyone in between
With Dec. 16 coming in too fast, it’s time to familiarize yourself with the ensemble of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Disney and Lucasfilm have unveiled eight character posters as visual aids.  The posters feature the film’s heroine (Felicity Jones), its villain (Ben Mendelsohn) and everyone in between…
Mashable
Netflix is giving up on a major country
Netflix is big, but investors expect it to be huge.  A big part of that growth is overseas expansion, and that included China — which could soon rival the U.S. market.  Now, Netflix is walking back expectations about its expansion into the world’s second-largest economy. The company announced on Monday…
Mashable
New video reveals clouds forming above volcanoes on Mars
New ultraviolet images beamed from Mars by NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft show huge swaths of clouds forming above the red planet in incredible new detail. The imagery also reveals a never-before-observed glow on the planet’s nightside.  These new discoveries are helping scientists understand the intricacies…
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The Quest for Solar Batteries, the Holy Grail of Clean Energy
The sun beams down enough energy to supply all the electricity the Earth needs, but for all our advances with renewable energy, one of the most frustrating barriers to a zero-emissions world is the lack of a great solar battery.Solar panels are hailed as an easy, affordable step toward reducing cities’…
Lifehacker
Google Flights and Hotels Upgrade to Make It Even Easier to Get the Best Prices
Google Flights is already awesome for searching and tracking flight prices. However, they just updated the tool to make it even more useful: it’ll now tell you when to book to get the best deal.Read more…
Archinect – News
This week’s picks for London architecture and design events
This week, there are plenty of opportunities to look at architecture’s origins, both collectively and personally. Whether you admired the experimental, striking work of Cedric Price as you first explored an architectural career, or whether this spark was born from playing The Sims, this week is a chance…
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Secret Stash Water Bottle
Keep your valuables – and pot – safe and sound by hiding them inside this secret stash water bottle. The bottle’s interior comes hollowed out while the exterior is designed to look exactly like a real water bottle – complete with a top compartment you can fill up. Check it out $14.05
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The Cocoon Chair
Make lazy days around the house more enjoyable than you ever thought possible by snuggling up inside the cocoon chair. The chair features a sleeping bag like design that lets encase yourself in a fluffy comforter you can conveniently zip up and down. Check it out $1,722.69
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
The Confetti Gun
Make your next celebration one to remember by unleashing a sea of confetti using this specialized gun. Equipped with 3 individual cannons, this special effects gun allows you to fire off each cannon individually or shoot all three cannons at once. Check it out $1,299.98
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Devtac Bulletproof Helmet
Increase your chances of survival when going into dicey situations by wearing this Devtac bulletproof helmet. The helmet is able to effectively stop a magnum 44 and features detachable polycarbonate lenses that are equally as tough. Check it out
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Mustang Engine Block Coffee Table
Make your love of cars apparent to everyone who enters your home with this Mustang engine block coffee table. This piece of automotive decor features a 4.6 liter Ford Mustang engine with the cylinder pistons welded into place to hold up the glass top. Check it out $2,740.99
Digital Trends
The AtmosFX digital projector makes decorating scarily easy
Looking to up your decoration game this Halloween, but don’t have the time to string up fake spider webs or set up a full graveyard on your front lawn? The AtmosFX holiday digital decorating kit might be just the thing. It includes everything you need to set up an otherworldly scene in your home, while…
RT – Daily news
Millennials equally dislike Trump, Clinton & Putin – but would vote socialist
A new study surveying American attitudes towards capitalism, socialism or communism found younger Americans preferred George W. Bush and Bernie Sanders than Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Vladimir Putin. Nearly half of Gen Z would vote for a socialist. Read Full Article at RT.com
The Manual
Sunday Riley Combats Razor Burn and More
We tested Sunday Riley’s new Martian and U.F.O. products so y’all know just what to expect before wading in yourself. The post Sunday Riley Combats Razor Burn and More appeared first on The Manual.
werd.com
Penfield Oakdale Jacket
With its matte finish nylon shell and distinctive onion-style quilting, the Oakdale jacket from Penfield draws design inspiration from vintage military gear but updates it with a modern fit and features like a mini ripstop contrast chest pocket, Internal headphone port, and Water resistant/windproof…
Lifehacker
How I Successfully Traded Cars With Some Guy From Craigslist
Actual Tundra and actual Scout not pictured. Illustration by Jason TorchinskyEver seen “will trade” in a used car ad? I know I have, and I wondered: does anybody seriously swap cars with total strangers? Turns out they do. I did, and rolled away with my dream car. (And possibly tetanus.) Here’s how I…
werd.com
American Shine Box
Handmade in Philly, the wooden shoeshine boxes & kits from The American Shine Co. are built to last a lifetime. They feature all wood construction, durable metal hardware, and classic comfortable design for giving your shoes a pro-quality shine at home. They offer kits that include all the tools…
Scientific American Content: Global
How Does a Shark’s Tooth Help It Rip into Prey?
Tiger shark teeth are sharp enough to munch a sea turtle, but there’s a trade-off. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Slashdot
Hackers Steal Credit Card Data From Visitors of US Senate GOP Committee Website
pdclarry writes: While all of the recent news has been about hacking the Democratic National Committee, apparently the Republicans have also been hacked over many months (since March 2016). This was not about politics, however; it was to steal credit card numbers. Brian Krebs reports: “a report this…
GearMoose
Stahl Steel Fire Pit
A fire pit built to last.
GearMoose
Anso Carabiner V.6
A paracord-friendly carabiner.
Techbargains.com
HP Pavilion 510-p050st Intel Core i7-6700T Quad-Core Skylake Desktop (16GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Discrete Graphics) $684.99
HP Pavilion 510-p050st Intel Core i7-6700T Quad-Core Skylake Desktop (16GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Discrete Graphics) $684.99
Shut Up And Take My Money
Actually affordable and effective skin care for guys and gals
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Electrolyte Capsules – for athletes and runners who need electrolytes on the go
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MakeUseOf
How to Change the Login Email Address for Windows 10 Microsoft Accounts
While older versions of Windows only used a local PC account for signing in, modern editions allow you to sign in with a Microsoft account. This comes with pros (like the ability to sync settings across devices) and cons (privacy concerns). Once you’ve started using your Microsoft account email to log…
MakeUseOf
How to Try the PlayStation VR Before Buying It
The PlayStation VR (UK) launched last week to generally positive reviews. It’s a latecomer to the industry, competing against the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive, but offers a few new things that make it worth considering over the other two. Feel cautious? Not sure if the PlayStation VR is good enough to…
MakeUseOf
3 Ways to Beat Security Fatigue and Stay Safe Online
A recent research study detailed the effect of a phenomenon called “security fatigue”, which the National Institute of Standards and Technology defines as “a weariness or reluctance to deal with computer security”. Constant notifications, threats, and protocols that need to be followed cause this condition….
MakeUseOf
10+ Windows Programs You Should Uninstall
With the many years that Windows has behind it, it’s no surprise what a wealth of software exists for the platform. Over the life of your Windows installation, you’ve probably picked up a variety of programs yourself. We hope that you’re using some of the best Windows software, but there’s another side….
MakeUseOf
3 Ways to Disguise a USB Drive
Even in the age of cloud computing, USB flash drives are pretty important. Some USB flash drives are more important than others. You might be storing private information on them that you don’t want anyone else to get their hands on. Unfortunately, a USB drive itself isn’t that secure, even if you add…
MakeUseOf
Save on Flash Memory, Phones, Bluetooth Speakers, and More [US/CA]
Today, there are deals on unlocked smartphones in both the US and Canada. Plus, you can get a free copy of Gears of War 4, and plenty of other good stuff. US Deals Let’s start with some deals that are available from Amazon.com. There are smartphones, wireless storage, and rugged Bluetooth speakers that…
MakeUseOf
Amazon Echo vs. Google Home vs. Apple’s Competitor
Two years ago, Amazon quietly released the Echo, a 9-inch tall cylinder speaker controlled by a cloud-based voice assistant that goes by the name Alexa. Thanks to the Amazon Echo’s popularity, Alphabet, Google’s parent company, is about to unleash a voice-powered speaker of its own, the Google Home….
The Awesomer
URB-E Electric Scooter
Price: $1699  | BuyThe URB-E scooter is great for quick trips around the city, or any time you want to leave the car behind. Thanks to its carbon fiber and aluminum construction, the electric transporter weighs just 35 lb. and folds to the size of a golf bag. Driving range is 20 miles at up to 15 mph….
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Mussel beds get some weird new residents
If you should come across something that looks like a mussel but that has a blinking green LED in it, just leave it alone … it’s a robomussel. Glued into existing mussel beds in 71 locations worldwide, the miniature sensors were developed by North­eastern University’s Prof. Brian Hel­muth,…
Digital Trends
Dyslexie font is a typeface designed to be read by people with dyslexia
For those who don’t suffer from dyslexia, it can be a difficult disease to understand. “People who don’t have dyslexia get very frustrated,” graphic designer Christian Boer told Digital Trends. “They say, ‘Don’t you see the mistake you’ve made?’ The answer is that, no, we don’t see it. If we could see…
Fast Company
Why Killing The Headphone Jack Could Make Samsung Phones Less Likely To Blow Up
The razor-thin design of the Note 7 may have contributed to its battery-safety issues. Here’s one way to free up precious real estate. The razor-thin design of the Note 7 may have contributed to its battery-safety issues. Here’s one way to free up precious real estate.In the wake…
BBC News – World
Arkansas judge who ‘traded sexual favours’ in return for lighter sentences indicted
A retired Arkansas judge is accused of giving lighter sentences to defendants in exchange for nude photos and sexual acts.
Mashable
About 200 people walk out on Amy Schumer after she trashes Trump
While hundreds did walk out on Schumer, the Amalie Arena in Tampa has a capacity of roughly 20,000 people Read more…More about Mashable Video, Donald Trump, Election 2016, Amy Schumer, and Real Time Video
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ARRIS SURFboard SB6190 DOCSIS Cable Modem $108.22
ARRIS SURFboard SB6190 DOCSIS Cable Modem $108.22
RT – Daily news
Firebombed GOP office in N. Carolina goes back to work, Utah Republicans receive threats
Even as local, state and federal investigators gather evidence in the firebombing of the Orange County Republican Party headquarters and graffiti of a nearby business in North Carolina, the office has reopened. Other GOP offices are now receiving threats. Read Full Article at RT.com
Slashdot
Tomorrow’s Wars Will Be Livestreamed
Something unique and (in some way) unprecedented happened earlier today. The start of the invasion of Mosul, a city held by ISIS in Iraq, was live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube, and thousands of people around the world watched it. There were several streams that got popular, but one shared by Kurdish…
TechSpot
First footage from cancelled Metallica driving game hits the web
Gameplay footage from a very early build of a long since cancelled video game involving heavy metal band Metallica has found its way to the Internet.
Digital Trends
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 could finally launch at the beginning of 2017, report says
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 has been the subject of a number of rumors — including that it would be released in September and that it would be launched at IFA this year. Now, however, it seems as though we might not see the new tablet until the first quarter of 2017, at least if a report from SamMobile…
Digital Trends
I ate a pizza made by a robot in the back of a truck, and it was delicious
It’s Saturday night, and you and your significant other are deciding what to eat for dinner. You could go out, but you’ve both had long weeks at work, and sitting at home sounds infinitely better. You fire up the Zume app, make a selection, and choose that classic pizza flavor that you’ve enjoyed Saturday…
RT – Daily news
Texas AG investigates ‘voter fraud’ after 1 person helps elderly during primary – report
The Texas Attorney General has opened a “voter fraud” probe of mail-in ballots for primary elections in Tarrant County, a new report says. Texas has led the US in seeking voting restrictions, such as a voter ID law that courts have called discriminatory. Read Full Article at RT.com
Lifehacker
The Best Types of Cookies to Send in the Mail
Cookies are a tasty way to send family and friends a handmade, heartfelt gift, but shipping them isn’t easy. You want your cookies to arrive looking beautiful, so here are the ones that stand up best to the shipping process.Cookies that can stand up to mailing can be broken down into four main types.Crunchy:…
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BBC News – World
Trump’s Twitter debate lead was ‘swelled by bots’
Web robots – or bots – posted many more pro-Trump tweets than pro-Clinton ones during and after the first presidential debate.
Techbargains.com
TODAY ONLY HP Pavilion 17t Intel Core i7-7500U KABY LAKE 17.3″ Laptop $559.99
TODAY ONLY HP Pavilion 17t Intel Core i7-7500U KABY LAKE 17.3″ Laptop $559.99
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Rowan University gets $25M donation to expand fossil park
Rowan University has received a $25 million donation to preserve and expand the southern New Jersey school’s fossil park.
BBC News – World
US Elections 2016: What do Germans make of Clinton and Trump?
How do countries around the world view the US election? What’s at stake for them? We take a look at the view from Germany.
Muted
BMW MOTORRAD VISION NEXT 100
The BMW group is developing a series of Vision Vehicles they expect to hit production within three decades. Their latest effort in this project is the BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100 ($TBD). The Vision Next 100 removes the requirement for any protective clothing including helmets. The rider is able to enjoy…
HiConsumption
SDR D3 Traveller Raw Duffel Bag
A rugged duffel bag built to conquer the skies
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Prototype uses solar energy to generate hydrogen and clean water from polluted water
Solar and nanoparticles and hydrogen, oh my!
CNET News.com
eBay Collective wants to be your go-to place for high-end stuff – CNET
Are you simply going mad trying to find that Louis XIV armoire? Don’t fly to Paris, darling. Try eBay Collective, instead.
VentureBeat
Facebook’s Signal app for journalists now includes live video
Facebook announced an update for its journalist app that’s aimed at keeping media apprised of what people are talking about on the social network and on Instagram. Starting Wednesday, Signal for Facebook and Instagram will receive support for live video, meaning that there’ll be a new column in the dashboard,…
VentureBeat
IBM reports $19.23 billion Q3 revenue on strong cloud, analytics, and security growth
(Reuters) – International Business Machines Corp reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue, helped by continued growth in the company’s cloud and analytics businesses. Under Chief Executive Ginni Rometty, the company has shifted towards more profitable areas such as cloud services, analytics,…
FiveThirtyEight
Buffalo And Washington Are Running Hot
Four weeks ago, 2016 looked like a lost season for both Buffalo and Washington. Both teams began the season with two losses, and teams that start out 0-2 have a very rough time of things.But it wasn’t just the 0-2 record on the field; the teams looked ugly off the field, too. After the team’s second…
FiveThirtyEight
Old LeBron Will Be Different, But He Might Still Be Great
Fresh off bringing the city of Cleveland its first championship in 52 years, LeBron James is still very much in his basketball-playing prime. Last June, he closed out one of his best playoff runs ever with a mind-boggling performance to end the finals, averaging 33.2 points (on 57.9 percent true shooting),…
FiveThirtyEight
Voter Fraud Is Very Rare In American Elections
 Subscribe: iTunes |ESPN App |Download |RSS |New to podcasts?As Donald Trump has slumped in the polls, he has started to suggest that the election could be “rigged.” The FiveThirtyEight Elections podcast looks at how common voter fraud is in the United States and talks about the implications of Trump’s…
FiveThirtyEight
Election Update: Clinton’s Big Lead Means A Steadier Forecast
A friend asked me the other day whether there’s anything preventing Hillary Clinton from rising further in our forecast, beyond what have generally been very good polls for her. Clinton’s chances are up a bit — she’s hit 88 percent in our polls-only forecast, up slightly from 86 percent on Friday and…
Slashdot
Ethiopia’s State of Emergency Makes Posting To Facebook a Crime
Due to anti-government protests occurring in the country, Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency that, among other things, makes it a crime to post updates on Facebook about the current status of the country. “The military command will take action on those watching and posting on these social media…
Next Big Future
Carnival of Space 479
The Carnival of Space 479 is up at Urban AstronomerUniverse Today – President Obama Puts US All In For MarsIn the waning days of his presidency, Barack Obama has made a bold statement in favor of the US getting to Mars. Obama didn’t mince any words in his opinion piece written for CNN. He said that America’s…
SlashGear
Nixon Mission Android Wear smartwatch goes up for sale
The Nixon Mission Android Wear smartwatch we reported on last month is now available to buy from several online retailers. The company describes its product as the first ever ‘action sports smartwatch,’ and it comes with stylings to match. You can grab the watch in three color options, one black, the…
Next Big Future
Superconducting EMDrive Patented
The UK Intellectual Property Office has released the latest patent application from British EM Drive inventor Roger Shawyer.Shawyer describes a new EMdrive thruster design that has a single flat superconducting plate on one end, with a uniquely shaped, non-conducting plate on the other. This is necessary…
Latest news
NBN attains 8Gbps speeds over copper in XG-FAST trial with Nokia
NBN and Nokia have achieved aggregate speeds of 8Gbps using XG-FAST, which can be deployed over networks that use copper for the last mile including FttN, FttB, and FttDP.
Latest news
Dell positions itself as essential IoT infrastructure provider
With the company merger now complete, Dell EMC wants to cement itself as the leading infrastructure provider in the age of the Internet of Things.
TechSpot
Netflix reports record revenue and subscriber growth as original content pays off
Netflix stock soared close to 20% this afternoon after the company reported quarterly earnings and subscriber growth that easily topped analysts’ expectations. All in all, the streaming giant took in a record $2.15 billion in revenue, up 36 percent over last year, while adding 3.6 million new subscribers…
io9
MIT’s Fusion Reactor Broke a World Record Right Before the Feds Shut It Off
Interior of the Alcator C-Mod fusion reactor at MIT, which was shut off on September 30th. Image: Bob Mumgaard/Plasma Science and Fusion Center/MIT MIT’s fusion program has fallen on hard times, but that hasn’t stopped it from smashing world records and keeping the dream of limitless, carbon-free…
Lifehacker
The Case-For-Everything Bag
A well organized bag often means carrying extra bags, cases, and holders for everything inside. Case in point, Everyday Carry reader Julien G’s bag.The bag is a Porter Tanker Shoulder Bag. Here’s what’s inside:Montblanc Meisterstuck Classique Ballpoint Pen 164 Black with Gold TrimPelikan M400 Fountain…
The Verge – All Posts
Netflix pushes off ‘challenging’ China launch and will license shows instead
Netflix has wanted a presence in China’s mammoth media landscape for years, but the streaming service today said it will halt any and all launch plans in the country due to a “challenging” regulatory environment. In place of an official Netflix launch, the company now plans “to license content to existing…
RT – Daily news
Top police organization apologizes for ‘historical mistreatment’ of minorities
A formal apology from the International Association of Chiefs of Police to “communities of color” for “darker periods” in law enforcement is garnering a mixed reaction. Some are calling it appeasement, while others see it as paying phony lip service. Read Full Article at RT.com
Next Big Future
Fully Automated Unmanned Garages have arrived where the Whole Parking building is robotic and enables more cars to be parked in expensive city real estate
Self-driving cars have not fully arrived but fully automated parking garages have arrived. The 22 garages already are using automated systems to store and retrieve vehicles, and it’s starting to scale up. Ground is breaking soon on a parking structure for a mixed-use development in Oakland, California,…
CNET News.com
Google adds price tracking for flight tickets – CNET
No need to worry about fare increases with new notifications on Google Flight.
Next Big Future
Quantum Enhanced Machine Learning
New research provides a Rosetta Stone that translates the language of reinforcement learning to the quantum realm. It tackles sticky questions like what it means for a quantum agent to learn and how the history of a quantum agent’s interaction with its environment can be captured in a meaningful way….
Slashdot
It’s Entirely Reasonable For Police To Swipe a Suspicious Gift Card, Says Court
An anonymous reader quotes Ars Technica: A U.S. 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…
Mashable
Amnesty says Australia’s treatment of refugees amounts to ‘systematic’ torture
A major report by Amnesty International has condemned Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers as a “deliberate and systematic regime” of neglect and cruelty, amounting to torture. Released Monday, the “Island of Despair” is based on research and interviews with asylum seekers placed by Australia on…
The Next Web
Study: Bots accounted for a third of all pro-Trump Twitter activity during the debate
Donald Trump was the clear-cut winner of the September 26 Presidential debate in the United States. Regardless of what the news outlets say — or your sensibilities tell you — for one night, Trump was king — at least on Twitter. But as with all things surrounding the 2016 Presidential election, it might…
Mashable
Why it’s completely legal to trade votes across state lines
For many Americans living in solidly blue and red states, helping elect their preferred presidential candidate simply isn’t possible. Most of the election attention goes to swing states, where political ads and rallies run rampant in efforts to persuade the people who really decide the nation’s next…
RT – Daily news
DOJ files charges against Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Maricopa County’s notorious Sheriff Joe Arpaio is about to see the criminal justice system from the other side. Arpaio is being charged with contempt of court after violating a 2011 injunction to stop enforcing federal civil immigration law. Read Full Article at RT.com
Mashable
Colin Kaepernick and the Hollywood redemption story that wasn’t
There are two Colin Kaepernick stories in 2016, and Sunday marked one of the biggest chapters for both.  There’s one story about a back-up quarterback starting a national movement without stepping foot on the field, without standing on his feet at all. Kaepernick’s silent protest of racial injustice…
Gizmodo
Conservative Pundits Use Dumb Twitter Joke As Proof of Voter Fraud
Twitter is a fun website because it’s the perfect mix of news media, comedians, white nationalists and ISIS—meaning jokes, horrifying Pepe memes and actual pieces of breaking news share the same weight in your feed.Read more…
Mashable
FBI takes a baby step to collect its data on police killings
Two years ago, as American media outlets began to realize the story of police brutality in America wasn’t just confined to Ferguson, Missouri, journalists started to look for context in data that seemed like it should be readily available.  How often do American police officers kill people? Do officers…
Slashdot
The Linux Foundation Helps Launch the JS Foundation
An anonymous reader writes from a report via Softpedia: Today, the Linux Foundation announced the creation of a new entity named the JS Foundation that will serve as an umbrella project and guiding force for various open-source utilities at the heart of the JavaScript ecosystem. The JS Foundation is…
TechCrunch
How to win in the game of odds in the next fintech frontier — insurance
 At the end of the day, insurance is all about risk. Whatever keeps people safest leads to the lowest claims — and the happiest people. Insurance technology is getting very popular among founders and investors, yet, as a category, is little understood. Read More
Digital Trends
Apple could gain 5-7 million users due to Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, analyst says
While Samsung may be going through one of the worst public relations disasters its mobile division has had, Apple will most likely cash in over the situation — big time. Samsung has cancelled all production of the Galaxy Note 7, essentially meaning customers either have to choose another Samsung phone,…
Mashable
Baby whale trapped in a shark net finally freed as mum watches on
It’s often said that using shark nets along the Australian coast cause more harm than good. While calming the nerves of anxious swimmers, they can trap marine life in their nets, sharks or otherwise. And they don’t reduce shark attacks anyway, apparently.  Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol along…
RT – Daily news
Files from Clinton confidant found on Romanian server, FBI docs show
New records released from the FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server offer more questions than answers. Documents show that files from longtime friend and adviser Sidney Blumenthal ended up on a Romanian server. Read Full Article at RT.com
Mashable
No, baby boomers, millennials aren’t poor because they eat smashed avocado
Housing affordability is a real problem for young people in Australia. But according to one columnist, millennials would be able to afford property if they simply stopped eating so much “smash avocado with crumbed feta on five-grain toasted bread.” Seems legit.  Writing for The Australian newspaper,…
New Scientist – Online news
Overweight mothers give birth to biologically older babies
Babies born to obese mothers have shorter telomeres – equivalent to up to 10 years’ extra ageing – which may put them at risk of diabetes and heart disease
BBC News – World
Colombian army launches attack on ELN rebels ahead of peace talks
Colombia’s army launches an attack against the second-largest rebel group, the ELN, 10 days before the beginning of peace talks.
The Verge – All Posts
The first device that can use gigabit LTE is launching this year
Gigabit LTE, a wireless technology that can support theoretical speeds up to 1Gbps, is closer than you might think. Today, Qualcomm, along with Netgear, Ericsson, and Australian carrier Telstra, is announcing the first product to support gigabit LTE, a mobile hotspot. The hotspot makes use of a variety…
TechRadar: All latest feeds
Dual-cameras are coming to cheaper smartphones in 2017
Dual-camera tech on smartphones has so far been reserved for flagship devices such as the iPhone 7 Plus, LG G5 and Huawei P9 – but that’s set to change.Chipset maker Qualcomm has a new fleet of processors that all support dual-camera setups, and the first handsets sporting these new Snapdragon offerings…
RT – Daily news
‘Only China can help Philippines’: Duterte turns to Beijing as rift with US widens
Historically one of the staunchest US allies, the Philippines is pivoting to China, as President Rodrigo Duterte prepares for his first state visit to Beijing, and has proposed not just an economic, but a military partnership with the country’s giant neighbor. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Horrified by Trump, Silicon Valley Leaders Debate Cutting Ties to Peter Thiel
Y Combinator’s Sam Altman. Image: TechCrunch/Flickr On Monday, Silicon Valley diversity initiative Project Include officially cut ties with influential startup incubator Y Combinator, citing YC’s continued employment of venture capitalist and prominent Donald Trump supporter Peter Thiel as a part-time…
EETimes:
How One Researcher Cracked iPhone 5c
Larry Desjardin describes how one researcher cracked the iPhone 5c using test and measurement equipment.
Fast Company
Six Steps For Avoiding Never-Ending Email Threads
Before you hit “send,” quickly scan that email—since that’s what the recipient will do. Does it still make sense? Before you hit “send,” quickly scan that email—since that’s what the recipient will do. Does it still make sense?Chances are there’s more than one horrifyingly long,…
Fast Company
These Are The College Degrees That Earn The Highest Salaries
Most STEM degrees pay graduates the highest wages, but there are other college majors that offer good return on the education investment. Most STEM degrees pay graduates the highest wages, but there are other college majors that offer good return on the education investment.With…
Mashable
Reality TV show accused of ‘casual racism’ after face paint scene
Kim, a teacher starring on the Australian home renovation series The Block, is at the centre of a discussion about casual racism after she wore face paint and joked about “tribes” on the show.  People have taken to Twitter to express their frustration at yet another example of what they see as the mocking…
RT – Daily news
Serial child abductor eludes FBI as they seek public’s help
A man suspected of kidnapping a 6-year-old in Cleveland in May and attempting to snatch a 10-year-old in Elyria, Ohio, in February continues to baffle the FBI. After receiving hundreds of tips, the agency has no leads and will expand its search. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Project Include cuts ties with Y Combinator over Thiel and Trump
Project Include, a high-profile Silicon Valley diversity initiative, has officially cut ties with the influential Y Combinator venture incubator due to its ties to prominent Donald Trump supporter, Peter Thiel. The venture capitalist gave a speech at the Republican National Convention, and is reported…
CNET News.com
Twitter reportedly loses Disney deal partly due to image – CNET
The microblogging site’s reputation as a place for bullying did not endear it to Disney deal makers, Bloomberg reports.
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Three-Body Problem/Google Trips/Puzzles
Followable: Cartoonist Danny Hellman did a lot of illustrations for Boing Boing when it was a zine in the 1990s. His Instagram feed reveals his fascination with European cemetery statuary (pictured above), and his photos reveal some striking examples. — MF Readable: A science fiction novel I really…
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Basement Watchdog Water Sensor and Alarm
Our handyman picked up a few of these eight or so years ago and recommended we put them around our basement in our old house. Between then and now, these relatively inexpensive (~$12 a pop) boxes have saved us probably thousands of dollars in water damage over the years. As an example – this fine Saturday…
Fast Company
Ivanka Breaks Her Silence On The Trump Tape
The presidential hopeful’s daughter makes her first public statement on the now-infamous recording. The presidential hopeful’s daughter makes her first public statement on the now-infamous recording.It has been two weeks since the Trump Tape—the now-infamous recording of Republican…
Lifehacker
Koogeek’s Smart Scale Is Fast, Attractive, and Even Includes Wi-Fi
Koogeek Smart ScaleIn the age of Fitbits, there’s a real pressure to quantify everything about your body. And while I’m not sure why I need minute-by-minute heart rate and blood oxygen readings on a graph, it does make a whole lot of sense if you’re watching your weight.Koogeek’s smart scale isn’t the…
Cool Tools
SculpWood Moldable Epoxy Putty
I don’t believe there is another product like this: an easily-worked epoxy-based putty that can be formed to fill large areas. Think JBWeld only for wood, and big. SculpWood putty cures in 4 hours, is very lightweight when cured and can be be easily sanded or otherwise abraded into the desired finished…
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Dubai crowned as Gulf region’s top smart city
A new study has ranked Dubai as the top smart city in the Persian Gulf region, thanks to its strategic vision and practical approach. An article by Computer News Middle East reported on the recent study by research firm Navigant Consulting. The report was commissioned by Chinese tech telecoms equipment…
RT – Daily news
‘The hardships, the brutal police’: Pulitzer winner describes covering refugee crisis to RT (VIDEO)
The refugee crisis proved to be “more exhausting to report” than war, the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Photography, Sergey Ponomarev, told RT. The seasoned photojournalist also shared the one thing that left him puzzled about many asylum seekers. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Al-Nusra must either leave Aleppo or be defeated – Russia’s UN envoy
If rebels in eastern Aleppo break from Al-Nusra Front militants, the latter must face leaving voluntarily or be annihilated, Russia’s envoy to the UN said, adding that the 8-hour ceasefire on October 20 can be extended, but only if various sides agree. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Anti-Defamation League and Pepe the Frog’s Creator Are Teaming Up To Save Pepe From Hate-Symbol Status
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Business Insider: Matt Furie, the creator of the widely known “Pepe the Frog” meme, is joining forces with the Anti-Defamation League to reclaim the symbol from the alt-right and make it a “force for good,” according to a press release. Furie and the ADL plan…
BBC News – World
South Sudan conflict: Exiled Machar vows to return home
South Sudan’s sacked Vice-President Riek Machar – who fled the country in August – vows to return, saying his rebel faction could negotiate a peace deal.
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Qualcomm-powered 5G devices may arrive in first half of 2018
As we saw back at MWC, 5G trials are already well under way around the world, and such efforts are recently boosted with support from the FCC plus the EU. Verizon has stated that it’s aiming to implement 5G at some point in 2017, but today, a mobile chip giant has given us a more specific time frame….
BBC News – World
MLB scouts for African baseball stars
African players are hoping to hit the big time, as Major League Baseball (MLB) launches a talent hunt outside the US.
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NASA’s Bold Plan to Hunt for Fossils on Mars
Mises Institute
Mark Carney: Britain’s Celebrity Central Banker
Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssGlobal EconomyMoney and BankingPolitical TheoryMark Carney: Britain’s Celebrity Central Banker 0 Views An awed hush descended over the crowd, as the most powerful man in the British economy prepared to give his response. Sitting at the front of the room,…
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The Bear That Walked Like a Human May Have Been Killed by One
Fans of the New Jersey bear Pedals mourn the presumed slaying by a hunter of a resilient animal that had overcome a disability.
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Newly Released Maps Show How Housing Discrimination Happened
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When Bad Things Happen to Good Scientists
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Hero Uncle Terrorizes Public With Drone-Mounted Angel of Death
“And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him.” – Revelation 6:8Read more…
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Your Driverless Ride Is Arriving
Uber thinks its self-driving taxis could change the way millions of people get around. But autonomous vehicles aren’t any­where near to being ready for the roads.
RT – Daily news
Top State Dept official accused of offering FBI ‘quid pro quo’ to declassify Clinton emails
Newly released FBI documents pertaining to the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email servers show that an unnamed FBI agent claims Patrick Kennedy, the State Department’s Undersecretary of State for Management, offered a bribe to the agency. Read Full Article at RT.com
MakeUseOf
It Turns Out Netflix Was Right to Raise Prices
Over the last three months, Netflix has added millions of subscribers, and earned billions of dollars in revenue. This strongly suggests that its decision to raise prices for existing subscribers hasn’t harmed the company in the slightest. Netflix has revealed its financials for Q3 2016. They show that…
Gear Patrol
Forget What You Know About Multitools
Making your most-used tools stronger, more functional and more durable. …Read More »
Digital Trends
Uber for farmers: A tractor-hailing app has just launched in India
Considering the rapid rise of Uber and its “gig economy” business model, it’s no surprise that a ton of other startups have been trying the formula in the hope of writing their own Uber-style success story. We’ve seen the Uber for private jets, the Uber for driveway snow removal, the Uber for home services,…
BBC News – World
Australia rejects Amnesty’s torture claim on Nauru
Australia says an Amnesty report alleging that conditions in its refugee centre on Nauru “amount to torture” are “absolutely false”.
The Next Web
Xiaomi has reportedly made a flexible touchscreen
Although it’s best known for making excellent smartphones and home appliances, Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi is reportedly working on something different: A bendable touchscreen. A video clip posted on Youku, which you can watch below, shows a flexible touchscreen in a user’s hand. It isn’t clear how it’s…
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Angela Ahrendts Talks Concepts Behind Next-Generation Apple Stores at Most Powerful Women Summit
Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Retail, was the opening speaker for Fortune’s annual Most Powerful Women Summit, speaking a little about the next-generation Apple retail stores, her vision for Apple’s physical presence and more. Ahrendts started the evening by talking about her…
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What You Need to Know About Cast-Iron Cookware
We love cast iron. You love cast iron. Here’s how to get in on the cast-renaissance. …Read More »
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Deals of Note: October 18, 2016
How to save on Lawrence Hunt dress shirts, an Orvis fly reel and a Kala ukulele. …Read More »
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Today in Gear: October 18, 2016
Made-to-order overcoats, a Bentley-esque hi-fi speaker system, a pocket knife inspired by a ninth-century scimitar and much more. …Read More »
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Spectacular Lunar Grazing Occultation of Bright Star on Oct. 18
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Oct 18, 2016 As seen from a path about a mile wide extending from Los Angeles, Calif., to Denver, 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…
RT – Daily news
‘Civil unrest’: Demonstrators gather in El Cajon after memorial of Alfred Olango removed (VIDEOS)
Protesters have taken to the streets of El Cajon, California, after the shooting of African-American man Alfred Olango by police and the removal of a memorial to the dead man. Officers have described the situation as “civil unrest.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Ambitious space satellite projects set for liftoff
Beijing (XNA) Oct 18, 2016 A family of science satellites will be developed by China during the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20), senior researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences say. Technicians have begun preliminary research on four space-based scientific projects, says Gong Jiancun, deputy…
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What! – Go To Mars?
Bethesda MD (SPX) Oct 18, 2016 Just last week President Obama again announced his ambitious goal to send humans to Mars by the 2030s. His plan calls for a safe return of astronauts after visiting the Red Planet. After that first trip, he hopes that humans will establish activities that will lead…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
US-Russia Standoff Leaves NASA Without Manned Launch Capabilities
Moscow (Sputnik) Oct 18, 2016 NASA has no plans to renew its contract with the Russian space agency Roscosmos for the delivery of astronauts to the International Space Station after 2018, according to William Gerstenmaier, NASA’s associate administrator for human exploration and operations. …
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The Pressure is On for SLS Hardware in Upcoming Test
Huntsville AL (SPX) Oct 18, 2016 Engineers are getting ready to put the pressure on hardware for the world’s most powerful rocket, NASA’s Space Launch System, as part of a rigorous test series to ensure each structure can withstand the incredible stresses of launch. SLS and the agency’s Orion spacecraft…
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Modeling floods that formed canyons on Earth and Mars
Amherst MA (SPX) Oct 14, 2016 Geomorphologists who study Earth’s surface features and the processes that formed them have long been interested in how floods, in particular catastrophic outbursts that occur when a glacial lake ice dam bursts, for example, can change a planet’s surface, not only on…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Discovering the Treasures in Chandra’s Archives
Boston MA (SPX) Oct 18, 2016 Each year, NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory helps celebrate American Archive Month by releasing a collection of images using X-ray data in its archive. The Chandra Data Archive is a sophisticated digital system that ultimately contains all of the data obtained by the…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Ready for the Red Planet
Paris (ESA) Oct 18, 2016 Next week, ESA’s ExoMars has just a single chance to get captured by Mars’ gravity. The spacecraft and the mission controllers who will make it so are ready for arrival. The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter is on a multiyear mission to understand the methane and other gases in Mars’…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Swedish Space Corporation Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Esrange Space Center
Esrange, Sweden (SPX) Oct 18, 2016 In the vast and beautiful land of Northern Sweden, 200 kilometers above the Arctic Circle, lies Esrange Space Center, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. On October 22nd, customers and other stakeholders from the space industry all over the world…
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Tools Drive NASA’s TReK to New Discoveries
Huntsville AL (SPX) Oct 18, 2016 Technology has made it easier for people to conduct their jobs and connect with others across the country and around the world. The job can be particularly tricky, though, if you’re a scientist whose laboratory is orbiting the planet 250 miles up at 17,500 mph, and…
CNET News.com
Two previously unknown ‘cavities’ found in Giza’s Great Pyramid – CNET
Non-invasive scanning technologies have revealed that the Great Pyramid still has significant secrets, 4,500 years after it was built.
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Australia gets first dibs on Gigabit LTE network and router
We’re still years away before 5G fully goes live, so for now, Qualcomm continues to build on top of current 4G LTE technology to bridge the gap. The latest development on this end is the launch of the Netgear Mobile Router MR1100, which is the first mobile device to feature Gigabit LTE connectivity thanks…
Next Big Future
China’s Shenzhou 11 blasts off on space station mission
China has launched two men into orbit in a project designed to develop its ability to explore space.The astronauts took off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northern China.They will dock with the experimental Tiangong 2 space lab and spend 30 days there, the longest stay in space by Chinese…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Massive US health tab for hormone-disrupting chemicals
Paris (AFP) Oct 17, 2016 Exposure to tiny doses of hormone-disrupting chemicals is responsible for at least $340 billion (310 billion euros) in health-related costs each year in the United States, according to a report published Tuesday. So-called endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are found…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
A short jump from single-celled ancestors to animals
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 17, 2016 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. In a Developmental Cell…
ReadWrite
Why artificial intelligence will finally unlock IoT
According to Gartner, there will be more than 20 billion connected devices worldwide by 2020. Today’s enterprises are already benefitting greatly from a strong, connected workforce, but as Internet of Things (IoT) enabled devices move forward, saturating the market, is it possible for them to outpace…
Jetson Green
Garage Turned Into a Cozy Tiny Home
Who says all tiny homes need to be built from scratch? Bryan and Jen Danger from Portland, Oregon recently converted a garage into their new full time home. The garage is attached to their old house, which they plan to rent out. They did most of the renovation themselves, and it was quite an adventure….
ReadWrite
Singapore government pivots toward “Smart Nation” strategy
In a bid to fulfill its ambitious Smart Nation 2025 strategy, the Singapore government has undertaken a major realignment of its innovation agencies. The Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) launched in a merger of two government agencies covering IT and digital media. The IMDA is…
BBC News – World
North Dakota pipeline: Journalist Amy Goodman riot charge dropped
A US judge rejects riot charges against journalist Amy Goodman, over her filming of Native American-led protests against an oil pipeline in North Dakota.
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Abundant silicon at the heart of cheaper renewable energy storage system
A team of researchers from Madrid is developing a thermal energy storage system that uses molten silicon to store up to 10 times more energy than existing thermal storage options. The hope is to develop the technology into a new generation of low-cost solar thermal stations to store solar energy…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Sony stitches 4K and 3D video together in new medical monitors
4K TVs aren’t just for picking out every detail of your favorite Hollywood heartthrob in a home cinema setup – images with that level of detail can help guide surgeons and doctors inside the body. Sony has unveiled a new line of medical monitors that are the first to combine 3D and 4K images,…
Next Big Future
Lockheed proposes stealth fighter project with Mitsubishi Heavy
Lockheed Martin has proposed developing a new Japanese stealth fighter with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, the U.S. defense giant’s president told The Nikkei.Lockheed Martin’s proposal was made in response to a call from Japan’s Ministry of Defense, which is weighing options to boost Japan’s defensive…
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Race influences teachers’ referrals to special and gifted education
Teacher referrals for special and gifted education testing are subjective and may be swayed by a student’s race, finds research published in the journal Social Science Research.
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David Attenborough calls for peepholes in zoos
Veteran British naturalist David Attenborough called Monday for gorillas in zoos to be kept behind walls with peepholes rather than glass panels, to respect their privacy.
PCWorld
Asylum of WikiLeaks’ Assange not in question
The asylum granted to WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange by the government of Ecuador is not in question, despite possible differences of opinion between the two on the release of controversial documents by the whistleblowing site.Late Monday, the Ecuadorian government said that in the wake of speculation,…
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Audi’s all-electric vehicle line will be called the ‘E-Tron’
You won’t have a tough time remembering the name of Audi’s first electric vehicle, not when the automaker says the SUV will simply be called the E-Tron. That’s it — no model designation, no numbers, nothing else. The automaker told Autocar that it’s…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Battle for Mosul: Iraq’s fight against Islamic State group
It’s finally here: the long-awaited, long-announced offensive to retake Mosul, northern Iraq’s largest city, from the Islamic State group. We’ll get the latest on a battle that’s now playing out in a city still home to up to 1.5 million citizens. How to prevent the Aleppo-style carpet bombing of civilians?…
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Team recovers ‘most complete Michigan mastodon skeleton in many decades’ from Thumb site
The most complete ice age mastodon skeleton found in Michigan since the 1940s was recovered this month from the state’s Thumb region by a University of Michigan-led team that included Tuscola County teachers who volunteered for the dig.
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Academic culture, institutional factors pushing college women out of STEM majors
Young women in STEM majors responding to a survey reported wanting to feel that the things they are learning in school are tangibly connected to their real-world professional goals and to making a difference in the world, according to a new study by Danielle Lindemann of Lehigh University and Dana Britton…
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Netflix beats Street 3Q forecasts
Netflix Inc. (NFLX) on Monday reported third-quarter profit of $51.5 million.
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Ocean warning for Pacific’s Melanesia
Marine ecosystems in one of the Pacific’s most vulnerable regions face decline unless they are better managed, a WWF report warned Tuesday.
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Roman coins ID’d in Japanese ruins, but their origin baffles
The eyes of a visiting archaeologist lit up when he was shown the 10 tiny, rusty discs that had sat unnoticed in storage for two and a half years at a dig on a southern Japan island.
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Why tomatoes lose flavor in fridge: their genes chill out
If you buy tomatoes from John Banscher at his farmstand in New Jersey, he’ll recommend keeping them out of the fridge or they’ll lose some of their taste.
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10,000 endangered frogs die in Peru
Peru is investigating what killed some 10,000 Titicaca water frogs, a critically endangered species affectionately known as the “scrotum frog,” in a river that is feared to be polluted, authorities said Monday.
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Microsoft warns that tech support scammers are becoming mainstream
More and more folks are getting hit by tech support scams, and in fact a staggering two-thirds of respondents quizzed in a global survey by Microsoft said they had experienced such a scam.Typically, these scams – which involve cybercriminals pretending to be genuine tech support representatives of Microsoft…
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Rich countries ‘confident’ of meeting climate finance pledge
Rich countries, which have pledged $100 billion (91 billion euros) every year from 2020 for poor countries to deal with climate change, said Monday they were “confident” of meeting the target.
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
8 inexpensive earth homes almost anyone can afford
Building your own home is the dream of many, but the financial cost and environmental toll of starting from scratch can feel too burdensome to even know where to begin. By stepping outside the box and using natural materials, however, almost anyone can afford to build their own green home out of sustainable…
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Q Smart TV Box, featuring Amlogic S912 only $55.99【Coupon Inside】
Q Smart BoxAndroid 6.0 OS 2.4GHz + 5.8GHz Dual Band WiFi H.265 VP9 DecodingOnly $55.99Coupon: GBQ4Main Features:● Amlogic S912, octa-core CPU up to 2.0GHz, rapid and stable, can give you a high-speed feedback and smooth response● Android 6.0: it can easily to install or uninstall applications and games● 2.4GHz…
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Backpackable boat unfolds and inflates into paddling form
As we’ve seen over the years, the compact, portable watercraft market is always welcoming new additions, including recent launches like Oru kayaks, the DinghyGo 2 catamaran and the Onak canoe. Usually these vessels rely on either folding or inflatable hardware to compact down to trunk or carry…
Newswise: SciNews
Gene Links Risk of Psychiatric Disease to Reduced Synapse Numbers
New research led by UC San Francisco scientists has revealed that mutations in a gene linked with brain development may dispose people to multiple forms of psychiatric disease by changing the way brain cells communicate.
SlashGear
Here’s how the HP Elite x3 becomes a true PC, with a catch
HP’s Elite x3 giant of a phablet is probably what Microsoft should have launched as the Windows 10 Mobile champion. Aside from having the best specs in any Windows 10 smartphone, it also embodies Microsoft’s dream of seamless computing anywhere and everywhere. While that is already possible via Windows…
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Useful multi purpose knife/chisel “Morakniv Craftline Carpentry Chisel with Carbon Steel Blade”
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French minister appeals directly to UK public over Calais child migrants
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has penned an opinion piece in the UK press urging Britain to step up its efforts to identify and resettle unaccompanied child migrants stranded in the Calais “Jungle” camp.
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Wilson & Willy’s Foot Soldier Coat
It’s nearly cold and flu season, which isn’t too big a deal for all you youngsters, as your bodies are still coursing with protective phagocytes. But for everyone else, this Foot Soldier Coat from Wilson and Willy’s is the next best thing to eating a lot of fruits and vegetables, getting regular exercise,…
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TODAY ONLY Keurig K250 Brewer System (Black) $81.99
TODAY ONLY Keurig K250 Brewer System (Black) $81.99
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Klein Tools Katapult Wire Stripper
This is the Klein Tools “Compound Action” Wire Stripper. Compound action (in this case) means that this product uses the mechanics from energy created by squeezing the handles together to pull the jacket (sometimes called “insulation”, this is rubber or plastic that protects the wire you are trying to…
RT – Daily news
Exxon has lost over $1 billion from Russian sanctions
Exxon has turned into a collateral victim of the US economic sanctions against Russia. So while supermajor BP’s chief executive Bob Dudley said earlier this week that he was “a little saddened” with the way the Deepwater Horizon movie has painted his company, Exxon’s Rex Tillerson has perhaps an even…
Mashable
This Arabic billboard is massively trolling Donald Trump
A black billboard has appeared alongside a highway in Michigan carrying white Arabic lettering that ridicules Donald Trump and his anti-Muslim rhetoric.  SEE ALSO: This bag has a very important message about Islamophobia The sign, situated along I-94 in Dearborn, says: “Donald Trump doesn’t know what…
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10Gbps Wi-Fi will be coming to a router near you soon enough
Quantenna has announced a major move with the introduction of the first chip which supports 802.11ax, the next-gen Wi-Fi standard (which is still in draft form).802.11ax turns things up a number of notches from the Wi-Fi speeds we currently have with 802.11ac, and the former has been shown to boast 10Gbps…
RT – Daily news
Danish newspaper pulls down ‘migrants rape our girls’ post after public backlash
A Danish newspaper has deleted a post claiming that migrants kidnap Danish girls for sex after the story became one of the most viral in local media. Critics of the submission said it lacked proper evidence and was based on loose facts. Read Full Article at RT.com
New Scientist – Online news
Anti-inflammatory drugs can relieve symptoms of depression
An analysis of 20 studies suggests that anti-cytokine drugs could help people with depression – especially those who don’t respond to antidepressants
RT – Daily news
Lavrov on Mosul operation: ISIS fighters may move to Syria
If Islamic State fighters are allowed to leave Mosul and go to Syria, Russia would take the appropriate military and political decisions, the Russian foreign minister warned. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Radical’ new approach to connecting carbon atoms
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Highly conductive and pure FEBID gold nanostructures
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Link between climate change and armed conflict is exaggerated – new study
Can climate change explain the conflict in Syria? Prince Charles once famously listed drought as a root cause of the war. Similar arguments have been made by other campaigners like UN climate envoy Mary Robinson, celebrities such as singer Charlotte Church, and even politicians like Bernie Sanders (who…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Are algae-powered oxygen bars on the horizon?
Sometimes when you’re tired or stressed, what you really need is a breath of clean, fresh air. That was the goal of designer Adam Miklosi when he created his Chlorella Pavilion, a futuristic, pod-shaped oxygen bar that uses the purifying power of algae to draw CO2 out of the air. The structure is built…
SlashGear
Anki Cozmo rolls out to stores to charm kids, robot lovers
Anki is probably better known for its OVERDRIVE set of AI-powered racing car robots. But a few months ago, the company revealed a different, less competitive, and more educational product: Cozmo. Now the robot truck with a personality is being made available for everyone to purchase, whether for fun,…
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Venus May Have Been the First Habitable Planet In Our Solar System, Study Suggests
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Venus is often referred to as Earth’s evil twin, but conditions on the planet were not always so hellish, according to research that suggests it may have been the first place in the solar system to have become habitable. The study, due to be presented…
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Stepping in for the State in Detroit
DIY Detroit, by Kimberley Kinder, University of Minnesota Press, 248 pages, $24.95 In 1950, roughly 1.9 million people lived in Detroit. Fewer than 700,000 are left there today. In the bankrupt, crime-ridden city, the government has largely lost the ability to provide the services it once promised….
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Turn your dumb watch into a smartwatch with Chronos
Love your regular old “dumbwatch”, but tempted by the added features a smartwatch can offer? Then the coin-sized Chronos may be what you’re looking for.The Chronos is a little puck which can be connected to the back of an old watch,  giving an analog timepiece smart features. Connecting to an iOS app…
The Manual
Tom Cridland Clothing Will Last You for 30 Years
Meet the designer who is all about dressing you through 2046. The post Tom Cridland Clothing Will Last You for 30 Years appeared first on The Manual.
RT – Daily news
Yemen ceasefire set to begin Wednesday for 72hrs – UN special envoy
A 72-hour ceasefire will begin in Yemen on Wednesday night, a UN envoy has announced. It comes amid an 18-month battle between Houthi rebels and the Yemeni government, which has led to the deaths of up to 10,000 people. Read Full Article at RT.com
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From Excel spreadsheets to automation and robots: One biotech company’s journey of IT discovery
Horizon Discovery has just embarked on a massive overhaul of the IT estate underpinning its commercial operations. Now, it plans to do the same for the science side of its business.
Acquire
J.Crew and Timex return once again with a military-inspired watch
The two brands partner up once again with a blacked-out diver.Photo: J.CrewFor Timex’s latest collaboration with J.Crew, the companies took their inspiration from tactical watch designs and gave it a menswear update. The diver-style timepiece features a stainless steel case with a black ion plated finish,…
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Researcher develops technology to improve efficiency at construction sites
A Purdue University graduate’s ideas to utilize sensors and a software platform could lead to greater efficiency at future construction sites.
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NASA’s MAVEN mission gives unprecedented ultraviolet view of Mars
New global images of Mars from the MAVEN mission show the ultraviolet glow from the Martian atmosphere in unprecedented detail, revealing dynamic, previously invisible behavior. They include the first images of “nightglow” that can be used to show how winds circulate at high altitudes. Additionally,…
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NASA space station cargo launches from Virginia on orbital ATK resupply mission
The crew of the International Space Station soon will be equipped to perform dozens of new scientific investigations with cargo launched Monday aboard NASA’s latest commercial resupply services mission from the agency’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
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Study: Best road to peace begins with borders
A new UT Dallas study finds that resolving border disputes gives rival nations the best hope for moving toward peace.
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Fish can be fooled – just like humans
Humans might have more in common with fish than previously thought, a new University of Queensland visual illusion study indicates.
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Belize to begin oil exploration near threatened World Heritage site
The Central American country of Belize today announced plans for the start of oil offshore exploration across a vast stretch of its Caribbean Sea waters. Belize’s coastal area consists of the largest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere.
Digital Trends
How a former special FX artist became the queen of mind-bending prosthetics
From revolutions with 3D printing to breakthroughs in robotics, we’ve been fortunate enough to cover some exciting advances in prosthetics technology that are making it easier for amputees to live the kind of normal lives most of us take for granted. But when it comes to groundbreaking prosthetics,…
SlashGear
Sony Xperia Ear pre-order begins, puts an AI in your ear
Google kicked the personal assistant wars into full gear when it announced the Pixel smartphones, and some OEMs aren’t about to take things sitting down. While we’re still waiting for word on Samsung’s plans for its newly acquired Viv, Sony has a trick up its sleeve as well. Or rather, up its ear. The…
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‘Tired of fog? Try the frogs!’: France tries to lure London banks post-Brexit
With a quip about British fog and French frogs, Paris began an advertising campaign on Monday aimed at poaching business from London after the Brexit vote raised questions about the future dominance of Europe’s top financial capital.
New Scientist – Online news
UK government taken to court over failure to cut air pollution
Campaign group ClientEarth has asked the British High Court to make the government do more to restrain nitrogen dioxide levels in cities
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All new houses must have electric vehicle charger, say new EU regulations
By 2019, all new and renovated houses in the European Union may have to have electric vehicle charging stations already installed.
Popular Mechanics
Atieva could challenge Tesla EV dominance
Chinese-backed Atieva plans to debut the Atvus sedan before the end of the year. By Chris Perkins Over the last few months, we’ve been entertained by Edna, a Mercedes Metris work van with a 900-hp electric drivetrain developed by Chinese-backed electric car company Atieva. Edna notably beat a Ferrari…
Digital Trends
Smart strip lights are here, and you can get one that’s made out of concrete
Strip lights with fluorescent tubes inside may instantly conjure up images of an office and not very pleasant lighting conditions. That’s about to change with the Kiën Licht 1, a new lamp that takes the humble strip light out of the dull office, makes it a lot smarter, and uses some very cool materials…
Scientific American Content: Global
Blue Planet/Red Planet Politics: Obama’s Giant Leap for Legacy
In the waning days of his administration, the president has been paying unusual attention to space, recently highlighting his accomplishments and further goals for exploration of the solar system — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
RT – Daily news
Steven Woolfe quits ‘ungovernable & rotten’ UKIP after EU parliament punch-up
UKIP MEP Steven Woolfe, who was hospitalized after an altercation with a colleague in the European Parliament earlier this month, has quit the party, branding it “ungovernable” without Nigel Farage as leader and the EU referendum to unite its supporters. Read Full Article at RT.com
TechSpot
Razer acquires iconic audio company THX
Razer, the firm best known for its range of gaming laptops and PC peripherals, has acquired THX, the audio company famed for the iconic Deep Note sound that plays before movies at certified theaters.
Computerworld
Apple bolsters A.I. division by hiring first ever director of A.I. research
Ever wish Siri was more intelligent?Well, it seems Apple’s virtual assistant will be moving in that direction with the hiring of Apple’s first ever director of A.I. research. So who is this new director? And what does Apple hope to accomplish?In IT Blogwatch, we ask Siri for the answers.So who is this…
Computerworld
Asylum of WikiLeaks’ Assange not in question
The asylum granted to WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange by the government of Ecuador is not in question, despite possible differences of opinion between the two on the release of controversial documents by the whistleblowing site. Late Monday, the Ecuadorian government said that in the wake of speculation,…
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A Realistic, Positive Picture of the State of Humanity
My colleague, Johan Norberg, has come out with a new book called Progress: Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future. Along with Ronald Bailey’s The End of Doom: Environmental Renewal in the Twenty-first Century, which came out last year, it is a must-read for anyone interested in a realistic picture…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Hyperloop One raises $50 million and hires former Uber CFO as an advisor
In another round of successful financing, futuristic transportation startup Hyperloop One has tacked on an extra $50 million to its grand investment total of $160 million. Not only are they quickly raising funds – the firm also hired Brent Callinicos, former Uber Chief Financial Officer, to advise their…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Iraq’s Mosul offensive ‘ahead of schedule’, Pentagon says
Iraqi forces are “ahead of schedule” in an offensive aimed at retaking Mosul and dealing a death blow to the Islamic State group, but the battle will be difficult and protracted, the Pentagon has said.
designboom | architecture & design magazine
nendo’s rolling workspaces wheel into orgatec 2016
nendo’s ‘rolling workspaces’ installation for the japanese furniture manufacturer KOKUYO, presents a move away from the square, regimented office environment. The post nendo’s rolling workspaces wheel into orgatec 2016 appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Dezeen
Nendo creates 3D-printed objects that look like the fine outlines of paper
Nendo has revisited its technique of creating sketch-like objects with a series of 3D-printed pieces that look like the outlines of paper. Read more
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
What the presidential candidates’ data can tell us about Trump and Clinton
It’s election season, and the candidates’ and campaigns’ eyes are on you, the voter. Figuring out what you think about something a candidate said last night or tweeted this morning is very big business. All this gathering of data, from statewide and national polls and social media alike, can make it…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Satellite scheduling—solving equations to capture the world
Roughly 1,400 satellites surround the word today, with 500 of those launched by the United States. While they all have various duties and capabilities, it is of utmost importance to correctly and efficiently identify the appropriate satellite for every job.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Truck emissions—survey gauges trucking industry attitudes
As the U.S. trucking industry faces new federal limits on greenhouse gas emissions, a University of Michigan team surveyed fleet managers to gauge their views on fuel usage, fuel economy and fuel-saving technologies.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Executive pay gets boost from common owners
The better the company performs compared to its peers, the more top executives should receive in pay, bonuses and stock awards. Right?
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Researcher explores cultivating creative climates
The theory of relativity, the discovery of radioactivity, the rise of American Modernist art, the Apple iPhone—each of these innovations are largely considered to be some of the greatest breakthroughs made by geniuses in their respective fields. But, according to William & Mary Professor of Education…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
The climatic toll of volcanic eruptions
Volcanic eruptions over the last 1,000 years have exacted a heavy influence on global climate, according to a new study led by researchers at the University at Albany. The impact is felt most dramatically near the equator, where eruptions have led to reduced rainfall in both the summer monsoon and winter…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
NASA launches eighth year of Antarctic ice change airborne survey
At the southern end of the Earth, a NASA plane carrying a team of scientists and a sophisticated instrument suite to study ice is returning to surveying Antarctica. For the past eight years, Operation IceBridge has been on a mission to build a record of how polar ice is evolving in a changing environment.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Chameleonic properties make large molecules into possible drugs
In a paper published today in Nature Chemical Biology, a team of researchers from Uppsala University, the Broad Institute of MIT, Harvard, and AstraZeneca are presenting new insights into how larger-than-average molecules can be developed into pharmaceutical drugs.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Who will shape the future of the data society?
The contemporary world is held together by a vast and overlapping fabric of information systems. These information systems do not only tell us things about the world around us. They also play a central role in organising many different aspects of our lives. They are not only instruments of knowledge,…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Steel from old tyres and ceramics from nutshells – how industry can use our rubbish
If someone said “green manufacturing” to you, what comes to mind is probably environmentally friendly products – solar panels, bamboo garments and the like. But there’s much more in this space. In fact, far greater environmental and economic impact can be achieved by looking further up the manufacturing…
BBC News – World
Bhubaneswar hospital fire kills at least 20
At least 20 people are killed in a fire at a private hospital in eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar.
BBC News – World
Masking tape saves endangered kiwi in New Zealand
Conservation expert’s MacGyver-like fix repairs badly damaged egg.
RT – Daily news
Saudi Arabia prepares for bond sale to ease financial squeeze from cheap crude
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is due to begin its first international bond sale on Wednesday to redress the country’s $87 billion budget deficit following the downturn in oil prices. Read Full Article at RT.com
Scientific American Content: Global
Weight-Loss Surgery Alters the Brain
Changes in neural activity may help explain why gastric bypass is so effective — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Computerworld
15 tips every Mac user should know
There are so many different ways to get things done using a Mac and I hope this selection of useful tips will offer most Mac users at least one or two features you may not have encountered before:Command-Space The keyboard shortcut that gets you to Spotlight search for those times you don’t want to…
VentureBeat
Google’s launching click-to-message ads on Google Search that connect consumers with companies over SMS
Google is launching a new tool that connects advertisers directly with consumers over SMS through ads in Google Search. The internet giant has been testing the “click-to-message” ad message extension for several months already, but it will soon be ready for prime time, with a broader rollout arriving…
New Scientist – Online news
Toddler stars’ baby fat kicks out almost all their exoplanets
The Kepler space telescope has found more singleton planets than expected. A new explanation blames young stars for tossing planets out in a tantrum
New Scientist – Online news
Space is full of gigantic holes that are bigger than we expected
The universe is full of eerie, empty voids that are bigger than we ever expected – and could help unravel the cosmos’s deepest mysteries
Geek.com
Tokyo Is Being Recreated As 100 Piece 3D Printed Map You Can Own
Visiting Tokyo can be expensive, and it’s only going to get more expensive as we get closer to the Olympics taking place there in 2020. However, you don’t need to visit Tokyo in […]
Lifehacker
TimeYourWeb Tracks and Analyzes How Long You Spend On Every Website
Chrome: There are many time-tracking applications out there, but TimeYourWeb might be one of the simplest we’ve ever seen. It’s a free Chrome extension with no login required, and it comes with some of the handiest charts around.Read more…
RT – Daily news
‘The 3 Million’: EU nationals demand MPs safeguard ‘right to remain’ after Brexit
Europeans resident in the UK assembled in Parliament on Tuesday to demand MPs safeguard their rights after Brexit. Read Full Article at RT.com
FiveThirtyEight
Small Island, Big Experiment
How a tiny Florida community could influence the way we fight Zika around the world.By Anna Maria Barry-JesterGraphics by Ella KoezePhotography by Erika LarsenIllustrations by Tom McCartenDevelopment by Justin McCrawThe first thing Billy Ryan does after he arrives at work most mornings is drive to a…
FiveThirtyEight
Vietnamese-Americans Are No Longer A Lock For The Republican Party
Graphics by Ella KoezeLan Diep, recently elected to the San Jose City Council, inside the Blue Dragon Taekwondo Academy, owned by his cousin, in Milpitas, California.Photograph by Anthony Cruz The future of American politics may look a lot like Lan Diep. As a recent TED talk pointed out, he’s the son…
RT – Daily news
Fire on premises of space rocket center in Samara, Russia (VIDEO)
A huge fire has broken out at a warehouse of the Progress State Research and Production Rocket Space Center in the southern Russian city of Samara, local media report. Up to 1,000 sq meters may have been affected. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
‘Used by the army’: British recruitment of child soldiers condemned by doctors & veterans
In a scathing report released on Tuesday, veterans and doctors slammed the UK for recruiting child soldiers under the age of 18, arguing they are misinformed and far more likely to be killed in action, suffer long-term health issues, or commit suicide. Read Full Article at RT.com
AZoNano.com – Nanotechnology News Feed
EM Resolutions Announce the Availability of Kleindiek Nanotechnik’s New Cryo Microgripper for Cryo-FIB Lift-out
EM Resolutions, manufacturers and suppliers of tools and accessories for users of electron microscopes, announce the availability of new cryo microgripper for cryo-FIB lift-out, a product of Kleindiek…
AZoNano.com – Nanotechnology News Feed
Novel, Non-Invasive Cancer Therapy Targets Specific Cancer Cells Using Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes
A staggering 1.7 million persons in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer in 2016, with 600,000 cases ending in death. University of Oklahoma researchers have collaborated to design a novel,…
AZoNano.com – Nanotechnology News Feed
New Nanowire-Quantum Dot Approach Shows Promise for Splitting Water into Oxygen and Hydrogen Fuel
Scientists are pursuing a tiny solution for harnessing one of the world’s most abundant sources of clean energy: Water. By marrying teeny crystals called quantum dots to miniature wires, the…
WIRED
Here’s What the Rest of the World Is Googling About the Election
People outside of the US care very much about what happens on November 8—and there’s search data to prove it. The post Here’s What the Rest of the World Is Googling About the Election appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Hey Silicon Valley: President Obama Has a To-Do List for You
Obama presented WIRED with six challenges the tech industry needs to address. We asked six of the biggest names in the our world how they could get it done. The post Hey Silicon Valley: President Obama Has a To-Do List for You appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Dwarf Planets Aren’t Big News, Because Astronomy Is Doing a Great Job
As dwarf planets transition from being individual curiosities to statistical aggregates, they offer astronomers a better understanding of the solar system. The post Dwarf Planets Aren’t Big News, Because Astronomy Is Doing a Great Job appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Big-Data Algorithms Are Manipulating Us All
Opinion: Algorithms are making us do their bidding, and we should be mindful. The post Big-Data Algorithms Are Manipulating Us All appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
America’s Past and Future Do Battle in an Unlikely Tech Incubator
At the geographic and figurative intersection of the past and future of American manufacturing sits the Youngstown Business Incubator. The post America’s Past and Future Do Battle in an Unlikely Tech Incubator appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
The German Auto Industry Is Finally (Maybe) Done With Gas
BMW, VW, and Mercedes promise they’re serious about electric cars, but are moving slowly. The post The German Auto Industry Is Finally (Maybe) Done With Gas appeared first on WIRED.
Dezeen
Ceramiche Refin launches textile-inspired tile collection by Daniela Dallavalle
Dezeen promotion: designer Daniela Dallavalle has created a porcelain tile collection for Italian brand Ceramiche Refin featuring textured surfaces based on different types of fabrics. Read more
Dezeen
Sliding walls create various layouts inside Garden House by Caspar Schols
Timber and glass walls slide along runners to reveal or enclose this gabled garden shed in Eindhoven, designed and built by Caspar Schols as a hobby space for his mother. Read more
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Car Insurance – The Hidden Discriminatory Practise
In the past there was no easy why of finding and comparing car insurance rates. Either people had very busy lifestyles or just didn’t know where to start. Thanks to high-end communication systems, searches can be with just the move of finger.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Recently active lava flows on the eastern flank of Idunn Mons on Venus
The European Space Agency’s Venus Express mission has provided a great amount of data from the surface and atmosphere of Earth’s inner twin planet. Among these observations was the mapping of the southern hemisphere of Venus in the near infrared spectral range using the VIRTIS (Visible and InfraRed Thermal…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Paying a heavy price for loving the Neanderthals
One of the biggest surprises about our evolution revealed over just the last decade is the extent to which our ancestors engaged in amorous congress with the evolutionary cousins.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Why is skin thick on the soles of the feet?
A team of Hokkaido University researchers has established a method for capturing live, three-dimensional, high-resolution images deep within the skin of living mice, casting light on the precise manner in which cells divide to maintain the thick outer layer of skin.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Drones help write new history of Caribbean
Drones are proving to be a good means of mapping man-made changes in the landscape. Geophysicist Till Sonneman and his colleagues (archaeology) are experimenting with drones in inaccessible areas of the Caribbean.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Can we eat our way to a healthier future?
What we are putting in our mouths and on our plates is globally gaining recognition as the key to unlocking a healthier, more sustainable, and fairer future. What we eat, how we’re eating it and the journey that it takes from production to consumption is leaving a mark on our bodies and our planet.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Russian scientists’ method allows forecast hurricanes more precisely
Among the most dangerous phenomena on the planet, hurricanes are giant atmospheric vortexes with air pressure subsiding to the centre and a very high speed of the air flow. They appear in the middle latitudes because of the significant contrast of temperatures and pressures of allied air masses. In tropical…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
The Brazilian titan
Sometimes the greatest dinosaur discoveries are just lying waiting to be found in a museum cupboard.
TechCrunch
Renault-Nissan will build core mobility tech with a new internal startup
 At the Paris Motor Show earlier this month, Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn seemed to suggest his company would do more assembling of third-party technologies than creation of their own, but a new internal startup initiative announced by the combined automaker aims to make it directly responsible for…
How-To Geek
How to Remove Photobombers and Other Objects from a Photo in Photoshop
You set up the tripod, line up the shot, and get ready to take the best picture of your life. You stare through the viewfinder and as you press the shutter release a random passerby leaps into the frame. You’ve been photobombed.Click Here to Continue Reading
Macworld
How to reach an Apple base station from outside your local network
Reader Philipp Englin has an Apple Time Capsule, and he’d like to be able to access its internal hard drive when he’s away from his network. He know there’s an option to share the internal disk—and with a Time Capsule or AirPort Extreme, any external disks—but the checkbox doesn’t appear for him. …
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Stunning geodesic domes from Romania can handle earthquakes up to 8.5 on the Richter scale
If you have ever wanted your own geodesic dome, now is your chance. Biodome Systems SRL in Romania sell 20 different models of geodesic domes that can be custom-sized depending on your needs. Each comes with a metal frame and stone walls that boast superior thermal massing for cold winter days, and small…
Scientific American Content: Global
The Psychology of Disproportionate Punishment
Why it matters and how to overcome it — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Coolest Gadgets
JikoPower’s Spark ensures you have electricity even during a disaster
Anyone who has been to an area that has been badly hit by a natural disaster such as a typhoon, flood, or earthquake would find it difficult to describe the situation there. It is an amalgamation of emotions all rolled into one, as the sheer scale of devastation starts to sink in. Getting those who are…
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Calling Dr Watson: IBM’s AI helps to diagnose diseases
IBM’s Watson is turning its artificial intelligence smarts to all sorts of uses of late, and following fighting the Zika virus, it’s now helping German doctors to diagnose rare diseases.The Rhön-Klinikum group of private hospitals over in Germany has announced its intention to use a pilot ‘cognitive…
Reason.com Full Feed
Overzealous Washington State Gambling Regulators Target Popular Video Game Developer: New at Reason
Washington state gambling regulators are going after popular video game Valve for, in essence, having software that’s too user-friendly. J.D. Tuccille writes: As in many American states, gambling is legal in Washington if overseen by politicians’ friends and if the house—the government—gets its…
RT – Daily news
Taliban & Afghan govt resume secret peace talks in ‘trouble-free atmosphere’ – report
Senior Taliban leaders and Afghan government officials have reportedly resumed secret talks in the Gulf state of Qatar, in what could be the two adversaries’ first attempt to reach peace since 2013, when a Taliban leader died from tuberculosis. Read Full Article at RT.com
The Verge – All Posts
Plantronics’ new wireless headphones offer noise cancellation and a 24-hour battery for under $200
If you’re looking for a good pair of wireless headphones to go with your new headphone-lacking smartphone, you’ll probably want a pair that last a long time between charges, have good sound quality, and offer features like noise cancellation. Plantronics’ new BackBeat Pro 2 headphones provide all of…
TechCrunch
Bringing doctors to patients for on-demand house calls, Heal raises $26.9 million
 Heal wants to take medical care forward by looking back to an earlier time. The company has raised The Los Angeles-based company has raised $26.9 million in Series A financing led by the Tull Investment Group, with participation from Breyer Capital, Hashtag One and Slow Ventures, along with Qualcomm’s…
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WikiLeaks Now Claims Ecuador Cut Off Julian Assange’s Internet
On Monday, Motherboard reported that Julian Assange’s internet connection had been severed in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. WikiLeaks had initially blamed a “state actor,” but didn’t mention any such actor specifically.But last night the accusations started, and it seems the problem was far closer…
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Your Heart Rate Monitor Is Nonsense, Study Says
Heart rate monitors and fitness trackers like Fitbit have become trendy wrist accessories, but heart doctors say they often aren’t accurate.In a recent study of 50 healthy adults published October 12 in JAMA Cardiology, researchers assessed four popular wrist-worn heart rate monitors—Apple Watch, Fitbit…
The Manual
The 5.11 RUSH 12 is the Ultimate Urban Emergency Prep Bag
5.11’s RUSH 12 Pack is the ultimate way to build your emergency “Get Home Bag.” The post The 5.11 RUSH 12 is the Ultimate Urban Emergency Prep Bag appeared first on The Manual.
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Robotic ALIAS puts Cessna Caravan through basic maneuvers
The ALIAS system, developed by DARPA, could cut down on crew requirements in military and civilian small aircraft by taking control with a robotic arm. Although it’s still a ways off production, the system has been successfully demonstrated on a Cessna Caravan aircraft… Continue Reading…
RT – Daily news
Tasmanian devil’s milk could be key to combating drug-resistant superbugs – study
Superbugs have proven to be too stubborn for antibiotics, but it appears a much simpler solution could be available. Scientists have found that milk from Tasmanian devils have the power to kill drug-resistant bacteria. Read Full Article at RT.com
CNET News.com
Say hello to .google and other branded internet addresses – CNET
New rules let companies build web and email names using .nike, .mcdonalds and .hbo, but tech giant Google is the most eager.
TechSpot
Qualcomm reveals world’s first 5G chip alongside Gigabit LTE network and router
Qualcomm announced its vision for high-speed mobile devices and networks at its 4G/5G Summit in Hong Kong yesterday. In addition to unveiling the world’s first 5G wireless chip, the company revealed that it would be rolling out the first commercial gigabit class LTE device and network.
Digital Trends
This smart coffee maker can brew 3 different ways, and has a built-in scale
When the Goat Story team was traveling to show off its horn-shaped mug, they would bring a Chemex coffee maker everywhere they went to brew up something to pour into it. But they kept forgetting to bring the scale, which they needed to measure the grounds. “Right away, we started designing something…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Mystery swirls around Assange’s status at Ecuadorean Embassy
Midway through releasing a series of damaging disclosures about U.S. presidential contender Hillary Clinton, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says his hosts at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London abruptly cut him off from the internet. The news adds another layer of intrigue to an extraordinary campaign.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Self-driving car hits truck in Singapore; no injuries
A self-driving car with two engineers on board was switching lanes in Singapore when it hit a truck Tuesday, authorities said. No one was hurt.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Netflix, Amazon battle over German Cold War spy dramas
Netflix and Amazon were facing off for a Cold War clash of two German spy series Tuesday after the phenomenal international success of espionage drama “Deutschland 83”.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Two new studies confirm the ‘endogenosymbiosis’ hypothesis
Endogenosymbiosis, such as the capacity of “gene carriers” (viruses, retrovirus and bacteriophages) to share parts of their genomes in an endogenous symbiotic relationship with their hosts, was proposed in 2015 by Roberto Cazzolla Gatti, Ph.D., associate professor in ecology and biodiversity at the Tomsk…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Recognizing scientific literacy and illiteracy
Scientific literacy – what it is, how to recognize it, and how to help people achieve it through educational efforts, remains a difficult topic. The latest attempt to inform the conversation is a recent National Academy report “Science Literacy: concepts, contexts, and consequences.”
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
First mass production of system-on-chip with 10-nanometer finFET technology
Samsung Electronics today announced that it has commenced mass production of System-on-Chip (SoC) products with 10-nanometer (nm) FinFET technology for which would make it first in the industry.
SlashGear
WhammyPhone is a bendable smartphone that makes music when bent
Flexible phones aren’t exactly a new concept as they have been seen in demonstration and prototype form several times. The last flexible smartphone that we talked about was from Lenovo and the flexible phones it showed off were cool. Over at Queen’s University’s Human Media Lab some of the researchers…
Scientific American Content: Global
Should We Let Uploaded Brains Take Over the World?
There would be advantages, of course, but…it still might not be the smartest move — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Valve says it’s not responsible for ‘CS:GO’ gambling
Earlier this month, Washington state told Valve to stop allowing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) gun skin transfers through Steam. The state’s Gambling Commission argued that Valve was facilitating a “large, unregulated black market,” and ga…
Gizmodo
How to Make Apple Maps Not Terrible
One of the less noticeable changes ushered in with iOS 10 was the introduction of extensions for Apple Maps. Just like the Photos extensions, it lets apps get their hooks deeper into Apple Maps and appear as options that look like integrated parts of the app. Here are the best ones you can use so far.Read…
Lifehacker
Pi Power Simplifies Managing Power On Mobile Raspberry Pi Projects
If you’re building any type of mobile Raspberry Pi project, you know that power management can be a bit of a chore. Pi Power is a GitHub project that simplifies the whole process by adding a set of instructions to control battery power with a variety of button presses.As you’d expect, the whole thing…
Newswise: SciNews
Chronic Pain Researchers to Expand Work with $7.5m Award From NIH
In order to better understand the disparity between identifiable damage and chronic pain, the National Institutes of Health has awarded $7.5 million over five years to physician-scientists at the University of Michigan Health System.
The Awesomer
Timex Weekender Chronograph
Price: $55-$75  | BuyDespite its name, the Weekender Chrono is the perfect value-priced everyday timepiece. It features three subdials, a date window, and Indiglo tech for nighttime reading. Available in a wide variety of face and band colors. We like the slip-through leather straps the best. …
Deals
Charge All of the Things With These Anker Discounts
It’s no secret that Anker makes some of your favorite charging gear, and this week, you can save a few bucks on the company’s fast-charging Qi pad, plus a variety of USB charging hubs.Read more…
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Steve Jobs Heard in Supreme Court
In last week’s Supreme Court hearing of the design patent case of Apple v. Samsung you could almost feel the presence of Steve Jobs.
Phys.org: Physics News
How an army of engineers battles contamination and sleep deprivation to take Large Hadron Collider to new heights
The Large Hadron Collider at CERN is the world’s largest particle accelerator, and experiments like this have reached a scale where physicists are no longer able to build them alone. Instead, qualified engineers now lead the construction of these behemoths. And we are part of a team of engineers and…
Acquire
Bentley teams up with NAIM on a special edition wireless audio system
NAIM’s Mu-so and Mu-so qb systems get dressed up in the Bentley aesthetic.Photo: NaimAnyone who’s been in a Bentley has probably witnessed the sonic glory of NAIM’s audio system and now the two companies have teamed up on a special edition audio system for the home. The two brands have created versions…
Digital Trends
Fitbit issues a patch that should fix tracking issues for its Charge 2 wearable
Fitbit has released a pair of patches to shore up issues with its Charge 2 fitness tracker. One of them was related to a problem that the connected GPS had in correctly tracking different movement modes, such as walking and hiking, while another caused difficulties with tracking treadmill running. “These…
Scientific American Content: Global
Theory and Truth: Quantum Gravity vs. 5 Unassailable Scientific Facts
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The Gadget Flow
GekkoGum – The Quickest Smartphone and GoPro Mount
Tired of taking selfies within an arm’s length and keen on shooting from thrilling perspectives without extensive preparations? GekkoGum is the ideal tool! GekkoGum is a highly versatile mount for your smartphone and GoPro which works without mechanics. With its retaining force – comparable to Gecko…
The Gadget Flow
1More Triple Driver In-Ear Headphones
Hear your music as it was intended with the 1More Triple Driver In-Ear Headphones. Focused on audio delivery, these headphones nestle comfortably and securely in your ear so all you are thinking about is sound. Utilizing Luca Bignardi’s expert tuning, the 1More Triple Driver Headphones unearth sounds…
The Gadget Flow
Avvio Dimmable Desk Lamp with Flexible Arm
Make your light just right with the Avvio Dimmable Desk Lamp with Flexible Arm. Outfitted with a highly sensitive dimmer, you can easily adjust the brightness of this light to one of three levels with just a single touch. The eco-friendly and long-lasting LED bulbs will last for over 30,000 hours and…
The Gadget Flow
Vinsic Terminator P3 20000mAh Power Bank
This VINSIC 205000mAh Ultra-slim Power Bank is designed with two Smart USB output ports. It will help to solve the low power problem quickly and effectively for your digital device while traveling out. With such high capacity, in such a compact package, it is perfect for traveling, business trips, or…
CNET News.com
Sprint customers are returning in droves. Really – CNET
The company adds 347,000 net new customers who pay at the end of the month, five times more than a year ago.
The Next Web
This digital frame streams beautiful, curated art to any wall
Over two years ago, Electric Objects made waves by releasing its first product, EO1. It was the first internet-connected digital art frame in the world — and it’s about to enter its next generation. With today’s launch of EO2, the company has made significant improvements. The 23-inch, 1080p LCD screen…
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Astronaut Jeremy Hansen Describes Living in a Cave to Prepare for Mars
Within the next decade, Canadian astronaut Jeremy Hansen will blast off into space. In the meantime, he’s preparing here on Earth—through expeditions in the High Arctic, at the bottom of the ocean, and with the astronaut corps in Houston, where he’s based.Hansen, a fighter pilot who was selected as an…
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Donald Trump Is Running Some Really Insecure Email Servers
In what might be one of the more delicious cases of irony to ever grace a presidential election, a researcher has found that a number of email servers linked to Donald Trump’s hotel and others businesses are running horribly out of date software which receive no security patches, and are lacking other…
PCWorld
Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti can give prebuilt PCs a big gaming boost
While AMD’s enthusiast-class “Vega” Radeon graphics cards are still a far-away dream destined to launch next year, Nvidia’s putting the finishing touches on its killer GTX 10-series lineup with the release of a pair of new graphics cards: The GeForce GTX 1050 and GeForce GTX 1050 Ti.These graphics cards…
Physics News
Fate of nano- and microplastic in rivers explained
Very tiny plastic particles of micro and nano size are difficult to measure in the environment to assess exposure risks. Researchers of Wageningen University & Research now provide the first …
How-To Geek
The Best Keyboard Apps for Android
The interactions you have with your phone’s keyboard are easily some of the most intimate relationships that you will have with your mobile device. It is the mouth through which all your texts, emails, and other messages are spoken, and frankly…typing on a small keyboard is a pain. So choosing the right…
Macworld
The cautionary tale of WhatsApp slipping on strong default user security
WhatsApp received a lot of praise in April for making a complete switch for its messaging system to the Signal Protocol from Open Whisper Systems, which features a number of cryptographic elements to ensure the privacy of any communication. It was doing so well, and then the company and its owner,…
Macworld
Dumbing down: Innovation isn’t what it used to be
The Macalope admits he’s not really sure what the innovator’s dilemma is. Is it when you get all your innovation ideas from someone else? It’s probably that. Writing for USAToday, Jon Swartz says “Google is beginning to look and feel a lot like Apple.” I put an iPhone in my mouth and then I put a…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
50 scientists launch groundbreaking mission to circumnavigate Antarctica
  In a first of its kind expedition, more than 50 researchers hailing from 30 countries around the globe are joining together on a journey to circumnavigate Antarctica. Their goal? To measure pollution and signs of climate change across the continent. The team will set off from Cape Town on…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Greenmoxie Tiny House lets you live mortgage-free and off-grid in a luxurious 340 sq. ft. on wheels
Built like a cozy cabin, the Greenmoxie Tiny House features wood frame construction with handsome Shou Sugi Ban cedar siding sealed with linseed oil, hardwood oak flooring, a V-match pine interior, and reclaimed barn wood ceilings. A corrugated black metal dual-pitched roof topped with solar panels and…
The Gadget Flow
HoverDock for Apple Watch by Just Mobile
The elegant charging dock for Apple Watch. HoverDock™ is the low-profile charging bed for Apple Watch. With an integrated support for Apple Watch’s Magnetic Charging Cable, HoverDock™ keeps your precious timepiece safe, powered up and always ready to double as bedside alarm clock. Encased in an exquisite…
The Gadget Flow
Deuce Wallet – The Best 2-in-1 Minimalist Bifold RFID Wallet
After creating wallets for over a year and receiving loads of feedback, the team behind Minimalist Brand have heard their backers once again. Presenting the Deuce Wallet – the ultimate 2-in-1 billfold wallet for the minimalists! Before designing this wallet, they had gathered some feedback and understood…
The Gadget Flow
Talon – Ultra Lightweight Pocket Tool For Everyday Carry
The Talon is a pocket multitool that packs 17 tools + a swag of features. Made from an advanced composite material that is normally used in the aerospace and military application, it is 40% lighter than titanium and has the strength of die cast metal that won’t scratch your latest phone or tablet. Designed…
The Gadget Flow
Ravean Wallet – World’s Most Functional Minimalist Wallet
With the Ravean wallet, you will not only be able to reduce the pocket bulge but keep your wallet essentials secure at the same time. This wallet is simple, light and durable. In fact, it’s so light that you won’t even realize it’s there. The smart RFID blocking feature will keep your money safe from…
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Unitek 42W 3 Port USB Aluminum Quick Charge 3.0 Car Charger $7.99
Unitek 42W 3 Port USB Aluminum Quick Charge 3.0 Car Charger $7.99
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UNESCO adopts divisive resolution on Jerusalem holy sites
The UN cultural agency on Tuesday adopted a controversial Arab-sponsored resolution on East Jerusalem which Israel has said ignores Jewish ties to a key holy site.
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Road rage drivers will bully self-driving cars, suggests study
When our roads are entirely populated by self-driving cars it’s expected that they’ll be safer and more pleasant to drive on, but while we transition towards this, aggressive drivers are likely to make things difficult. In a recent study into social attitudes towards self-driving technology, The London…
TechCrunch
Living with Google Assistant
 At the heart of Google’s new Pixel smartphone is a piece of software that would be your companion: Google Assistant, the spiritual successor to Google Now and the sum of the company’s work in AI and machine learning, given a voice and a central perch in the new Pixel Launcher software that makes this…
Lifehacker
Get Everything You Could Possibly Need for The Winter from Amazon’s One-Day Sale
Outdoor Apparel and Gear Amazon SaleOkay, so even though the high today in NYC is supposed to be 80, it’s never too early to think about your winter apparel. Amazon’s huge (seriously, HUGE) sale on apparel and gear from Columbia, Burton, White Sierra and more will have you covered. Everything from winter…
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Towards increasingly personalized fracture risk assessment
In people over 50 years of age, fractures are so common that for example one in three women will suffer a wrist, ankle or hip fracture during their life. Low-energy fractures caused by bone weakening are one manifestation of osteoporosis. These fractures are painful and considerably weaken the patient’s…
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Cold medicine could stop cancer spread, study shows
A nonsteroid anti-inflammatory drug used for treating colds suppresses the spread of bladder cancers and reduces their chemoresistance in mice, raising hopes of a future cure for advanced bladder cancers, report researchers.
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Bad relationships increase risk of infection in both mother and child
Pregnant women dissatisfied in their relationship have an increased risk of infectious diseases. This also affects their children, reports a research team.
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Boys more exposed to relational bullying
When researchers examined bullying in twenty schools, they were told that the main problem was drama created by the girls. Their findings told a very different story, however.
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Embryonic white blood cells needed in adulthood
Leukocytes that arise during the embryonic period regulate iron metabolism and the growth of the mammary gland in adults, scientists have discovered.
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Close proximity of slum dwellers could be answer to health problems
The ‘neighborhood effect’ of slums could help to alleviate some of their associated health problems, a new, international study suggests.
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Pregabalin may lessen pain from irritable bowel syndrome, study finds
Patients suffering from pain related to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) may benefit from taking pregabalin, a neuro-pain inhibitor commonly used to treat fibromyalgia, a pilot study has found.
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Scientists uncover new facets of Zika-related birth defects to help develop treatment
In a study that could one day help eliminate the tragic birth defects caused by Zika virus, scientists have elucidated how the virus attacks the brains of newborns, information that could accelerate the development of treatments.
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Could assisted reproduction reduce birth defects for older women?
Babies born to women aged 40 and over from assisted reproduction have fewer birth defects compared with those from women who conceive naturally at the same age, according to new research.
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Foster care children at much greater risk of physical, mental health problems
Children who have been in the U.S. foster care system are at a significantly higher risk of mental and physical health problems – ranging from learning disabilities, developmental delays and depression to behavioral issues, asthma and obesity – than children who haven’t been in foster care, according…
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Wheel lets researchers measure fruit-fly exercise
A device called the TreadWheel can be used to study the benefits of exercise on fruit flies, new research suggests. The researchers observed that across all genotypes the gentle TreadWheel exerciser helped to reduce the fruit flies’ weight and increased metabolism, and improved climbing ability.
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Gut bacteria can aid recovery from spinal cord injury, study suggests
Spinal cord injury alters the type of bacteria living in the gut and that these changes can exacerbate the extent of neurological damage and impair recovery of function, new research suggests. The study demonstrates that counteracting these changes with probiotics could aid patients’ recovery from spinal…
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Reducing risk of lung distress in preterm babies
Steroids for women at risk of preterm birth improve lung development and reduces risk of severe respiratory distress in babies, shows new research.
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‘DarkLight’ enables visible light communication in the dark
With the rise in wearables such as smartwatches and fitness trackers that rely on smart sensors, and the continued popularity of smartphones, smart devices are taking our country by storm. Wireless data for such devices is typically beamed through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, yet, the new wireless communication…
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Risk-taking behavior in teens caused by imbalanced brain activity
Adolescents among humans and non-human animals alike are more inclined to engage in heightened risk-taking behavior, exploration and novelty seeking. Although these attributes provide adaptive value in enabling individuals to gain importance in the world, including independence from parents, if taken…
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Finding ideal materials for 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.
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Leukemia cell movement gives clues to tackling treatment-resistant disease
New research is shedding light on how leukemia cells can survive cancer treatment, suggesting new possibilities for stopping them in their tracks.
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Researchers road-test powerful method for studying singlet fission
Physicists have successfully employed a powerful technique for studying electrons generated through singlet fission, a process which it is believed will be key to more efficient solar energy production in years to come.
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Estrogen signaling impacted immune response in cancer
Estrogen signaling was responsible for immunosuppressive effects in the tumor microenvironment across cancer types, a new study has concluded. These findings pave the way for combining immunotherapeutic treatments with anti-estrogen drugs that may significantly extend survival.
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Will millennials ever get married?
Millennials are getting married later in life and are on pace to stay unmarried at rates higher than previous generations, statistics show.
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Making of a desert: Central Asia over the ages
The first large-scale map of rainfall declines revealed by signatures in ancient soil could help researchers better understand profound regional and global climate transformation.
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Team finds order in a process previously assumed to be random
Scientific discoveries often arise from noticing the unexpected. Such was the case when researchers, studying a tiny device that has become increasingly important in disease diagnostics and drug discovery, observed the surprising way it funneled thousands of water droplets into an orderly single file,…
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Smartphone microscope creates interactive tool for microbiology
An easily assembled smartphone microscope provides new ways of interacting with and learning about common microbes. The open-source device could be used by teachers or in other educational settings, say its developers.
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In crafting new treatments for hemophilia, a ‘less is more’ approach
Hematology researchers have found that blocking the role of a common protein may offer unexpected benefits for patients with the inherited bleeding disorder hemophilia A. The finding offers potential for developing both gene therapy and more effective protein replacement treatments for hemophilia A,…
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Oncoproteins interact to promote cancer cell growth in retinoblastoma
An unsuspected and critical role of the MDM2 oncogene has been uncovered in promoting expression of the MYCN oncogene that is required for growth and survival of retinoblastoma cells.
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The healing potential of crab shells
Combining a sugar derived from crab and shrimp shells with nanomaterials could lead to applications that enhance bone regeneration and wound healing, suggests researchers.
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‘Robomussels’ used to monitor climate change
Tiny robots have been helping researchers study how cli­mate change affects bio­di­ver­sity. These “robo­mus­sels” have the shape, size, and color of actual mus­sels, with minia­ture built-??in sen­sors that track tem­per­a­tures inside the mussel beds.
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How animals sense the rate of temperature change
A biologist has uncovered the molecular mechanism that regulates an animal’s ability to sense the rate of temperature change.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Does weed help you sleep? Probably not
Marijuana users may believe that frequent use helps them sleep, but that perception has been challenged by a new study. It found that daily marijuana users actually scored higher on the Insomnia Severity Index and on sleep-disturbance measures than those who did not use it daily.
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Entangled Wormholes Could Pave the Way for Quantum Gravity
The weird quantum phenomenon of entanglement could produce shortcuts between distant black holes — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Mashable
Plantronics launches wireless, noise-cancelling headphones for $199
When Plantronics launched its BackBeat Pro headphones in 2014, it instantly filled a niche that didn’t have many worthy contenders: that of wireless, noise-cancelling, over-the-ear headphones.  Now, the company has a sequel. The BackBeat Pro 2 headphones have roughly the same set of features as the…
RT – Daily news
‘Doofus Bernie’: #PodestaEmails11 reveal more contempt for Sanders
The 11th tranche of emails from John Podesta has been released by WikiLeaks. The batch includes discussion around Clinton’s potential vice presidential candidates and further evidence of contempt for Bernie Sanders within the campaign. Read Full Article at RT.com
Popular Science
The 12 Most Important Health Innovations Of The Year
Best Of What’s New These are the Best Of What’s New The 12 best health innovations of the past year.
Popular Science
The 10 Greatest Automotive Innovations Of 2016
Best Of What’s New These are the Best Of What’s New THE 10 GREATEST INNOVATIONS IN AUTOMOTIVES THIS YEAR…
Popular Science
Which Tablet Is Best For Me?
Gadgets Or should I stick with my laptop? Are you able to replace your laptop with a tablet? Find out using this flowchart.
Popular Science
How Does The Apple Watch Compare To A $10 Knockoff?
Gadgets We dissected them to find out We teamed up with the folks at iFixit to dissect smartwatches to see what’s really inside.
Popular Science
The Greatest Tech Of 2016
Best Of What’s New Every year, Popular Science honors 100 innovations that are brilliant, revolutionary, and bound to shape the future—these are the Best of What’s New. Every December, Popular Science honors the 100 most exciting innovations of the year. Brilliant, revolutionary,…
Popular Science
Can Being Cold Really Make You Sick?
Health Short answer: Yes Ask Us Anything: Can being cold really make you sick? Yes.
BBC News – World
Mosul battle: EU ‘should prepare for returning jihadists’
The EU warns of jihadists returning to Europe if Iraqi forces succeed in driving the Islamic State group out of its stronghold in the city of Mosul.
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A.M. Links: Trump Wants to Meet With Putin, Latest on Clinton Email Scandal, Battle for Mosul
Donald Trump thinks Hillary Clinton “shouldn’t be talking so tough” about Russia. “If I win on Nov. 8,” Trump says, “I could see myself meeting with Putin and meeting with Russia prior to the start of the administration.” Melania Trump says the charges of sexual assault made by multiple women against…
Gizmodo
Halloween Is Just So Much Better With Oozing Pumpkins
Even if you’re not the Michelangelo of pumpkin carving, you can still make a memorable jack-o’-lantern using a bit of grade school science. All you need is water, dish soap, baking soda, food coloring, and vinegar. The same ingredients used in a science fair volcano can make your pumpkin appear to puke…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Tiny zircon crystals clue to volcanic super-eruptions
Australia could have been home to some of Earth’s largest ever volcanic eruptions more than 100 million years ago.
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Rakali study fills in knowledge gaps
Scientists are filling in the gaps about Western Australia’s only freshwater aquatic mammal—the rakali, or native water rat, that colonised Australia over three million years.
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Prototypical active galaxy Arakelian 120 observed by Swift
(Phys.org)—Astronomers using NASA’s Swift space observatory, have conducted a long-term monitoring campaign of a prototypical active galaxy, designated Arakelian 120 (Ark 120 for short). These observations reveal crucial information about the galaxy’s variability, giving a hint about its true nature….
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Generosity increases dramatically if people are asked to donate tomorrow’s bonus or inheritance cheque
People will donate between a half and a third more to charity if they are expecting a bonus or windfall but don’t yet have the cash in their hand, according to research by the University of Exeter’s Business school.
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Athletes’ potential goes beyond sports, research finds
Athletes have great potential beyond sport, according to new research from the University of Stirling presented at the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust’s inaugural More Than Medals conference.
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Modelling suggests destructive plant pathogen spreading globally
Murdoch University researchers have developed a model which shows the devastating plant pathogen Phytophthora cinnamomi could be distributed more widely in Australia and around the globe than previously thought.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Offshore wind turbine system that can be completely pre-assembled and pre-commissioned in controlled harbour conditions
Although wind power is highly regarded as an important source of sustainable energy, the costs of installing the necessary turbines have always been an obstacle to its widespread adoption. This is particularly true for offshore windfarms, which require large, high-tech wind turbines to be constructed…
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Cold spells chill tropical species
Two cold spells, two years apart, in two subtropical regions of the world have given scientists clues to what happens when an extreme climate event strikes.
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Graphene cracks the glass corrosion problem
Researchers at the Center for Multidimensional Carbon Materials (CMCM), within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) have demonstrated graphene coating protects glass from corrosion. Their research, published in ACS Nano, can contribute to solving problems related to glass corrosion in several industries.
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Examination of HFC emissions in the UK leads to Government rethink on how levels are recorded
Using atmospheric data, academics from the University of Bristol have suggested that emissions of HFC-134a, a potent greenhouse gas, may have been dramatically overestimated in UK reports.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Bloomberg to make $50M gift to Boston science museum
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s charitable foundation is making a large gift to the Museum of Science in Boston.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Vietnam, US launch Danang dioxin clean-up
Vietnam and the United States on Tuesday launched the second phase of a dioxin clean-up in Danang, where millions of litres of Agent Orange were stored during the war between the former enemies.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Researcher discusses likelihood of cyberattacks on the 2016 election
It’s clear that cybersecurity plays an increasingly important role in our daily lives. Need proof?
Latest news
Why is Java so insecure? Buggy open source components take the blame
Hard-to-patch bugs in Java applications are proving a difficult problem to solve.
Geek.com
New MacBook Pro Expected to Ditch MagSafe and Old USB Ports
Apple isn’t afraid to ditch time-tested technology in the name of progress. They just did it when they launched the iPhone 7 without a headphone jack, and they might do it again with […]
Digital Trends
Origin PC’s new laptop is super thin, impossibly light, and totally VR-ready
Thinking of taking your gaming on the go? Origin PC has a new laptop that just might fit the bill. Built with top-of-the-line components and an impressively thin construction, the newly announced Origin EVO-15S is virtual reality-ready and competitively priced. The 15-inch system features a 1,920 x…
Curbed National
The hip-hop architect on how music and the environment can influence one another
By looking at how architecture changes the community, Michael Ford want us to consider how community can shape architecture From its early roots in the Bronx to its current status as a worldwide cultural movement, hip-hop has never lost its street-level sensibility. When writing songs, rappers and lyricists…
The Next Web
Samsung sets up exchange booths at airports to prevent the Note 7 from blowing up planes
Samsung doesn’t want any more drama with its exploding Galaxy Note 7. The South Korean giant is setting up exchange booths at airports around the globe to offer customers a chance to swap out their Note 7 phones before boarding planes. That way, the company hopes to avert catastrophe and prevent one…
Ars Technica
XG.fast DSL does 10Gbps over telephone lines
(credit: Bob Dormon / Ars Technica UK) Nokia has achieved a connection speed of 5Gbps—about 625MB/sec—over 70 metres of conventional twisted-pair copper telephone wire, and 8Gbps over 30 metres. The trial used a relatively new digital subscriber line (DSL) protocol called XG.fast (aka G.fast2)….
SlashGear
Amazon Prime Photos Family Vault lets you share with up to five people
Amazon has announced another very cool benefit for Amazon Prime subscribers. The new feature makes it easy to share your family photos and video with family members or friends at no additional cost. Prime Photos has been available for a while now, but the new feature adds in Family Vault allowing you…
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Nvidia GTX 1050 is a budget graphics card for 1080p power
Nvidia has officially announced the price and launch date for its incoming GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti graphics cards – and we’ve seen the first game benchmarks for the former Pascal-on-a-budget offering.Both the GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti will launch a week today (October 25) priced at $109 (around £90, AU$140)…
Mashable
Pearl Jam and Tupac among nominees for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
What does Tupac have in common with Janet Jackson and Pearl Jam? All three are among the 19 artists nominated to join the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. SEE ALSO: Beloved singer Selena immortalized with MAC makeup collection Artists and music professionals vote on the top five inductees who will…
The Next Web
Eliminate location restrictions on Hulu and HBO Go with a lifetime of Getflix — now just $39
If you traveling outside the US, you’ll probably have to deal with geo-restricted content on platforms like HBO Go and Hulu. We’ve got a solution: Getflix, a smart DNS service that lets you circumvent location restrictions on your favorite shows and movies. For a limited time, you can pick up a lifetime…
TechCrunch
Finally, legislation to support startups
 On any given day in our nation’s capital, you’ll find many lawmakers touting the benefits of entrepreneurship.  Unfortunately, this enthusiasm is all too often forgotten when it comes to our nation’s tax policy, which often either ignores or is outright hostile towards startups. That is why when legislation…
New Scientist – Online news
Get ready for ESA’s white-knuckle descent to the Red Planet
Europe’s latest attempt to land on Mars will be a nail-biting, nerve-wracking ride, says Mark Sims, who led its first touchdown on the Red Planet
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ICYMI: Hand over your car to the robot overlords
Today on In Case You Missed It: A new parking structure will autonomously park cars without a single human’s assistance. Meanwhile Colorado School of Mines is testing small-scale water treatment plants that could be used in neighborhoods rather t…
Lifehacker
How to Stream the Third and Final Presidential Debate Online, No Cable Required
On Wednesday, the presidential candidates will face off on the debate stage for the third and final time before November’s election. Here’s how to tune in online for free, even if you don’t have cable.The debate will start at 9PM ET/ 6PM PT on October 19th. It will be moderated by Chris Wallace of Fox…
Lifehacker
Swap Out Butter for Olive Oil in Tuiles, Brownies, and Tortes
You may think of olive oil as a strictly “savory” cooking fat, but its fruity, grassy flavor can add surprising depth to all sorts of desserts.Getting this tasty oil in your sweets isn’t as easy as a simple one-to-one swap with butter, but it’s not incredibly difficult. According to baking maven Alice…
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Clinton campaign considered Bill Gates, Tim Cook for VP
An email from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair John Podesta released in the recent WikiLeaks dump reveals a group of potential running mates considered by Clinton’s campaign. Clinton’s vice presidential candidates, while not altogether surprising, include some vaguely interesting choices like Bill and…
RT – Daily news
Bank didn’t decide to close RT accounts in Britain on its own – Lavrov
The decision by a majority-British government-owned bank to stop servicing RT UK’s accounts could not have been taken by the institution independently, Russia’s foreign minister says. The British government denies any involvement in the situation. Read Full Article at RT.com
9to5Mac
Apple CEO Tim Cook was considered by Hillary Clinton as US Vice President pick according to leaked emails
As the US Presidential campaign for Hillary Clinton continues to reel from daily deluge of emails released from Campaign Chairman John Podesta via Wikileaks, we’re finding a number of topics related to Apple and specifically its CEO Tim Cook. Today’s installment is probably worth noting. It has Cook…
Dornob
Small but Perfectly Formed — Compact Homes That Pack a Big Punch in Sydney, Australia
Living three hours south of Sydney Australia, Kerry Schott and Lindie Clark already nailed…
BBC News – World
Life-saving potato
Millions of children across Africa suffer from malnutrition – one way to tackle this is a special type of sweet potato that can deliver an extra vitamin hit which is being developed in Uganda, writes the BBC’s Nancy Kacungira.
Newswise: SciNews
Peptides vs. Superbugs
Several peptides have an antibacterial effect – but they are broken down in the human body too quickly to exert this effect. Empa researchers have now succeeded in encasing peptides in a protective coat, which could prolong their life in the human body. This is an important breakthrough because peptides…
Newswise: SciNews
Florida Ag Expo to Highlight Emerging Crops, Ways to Battle New Pests
Created as a way to showcase the UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, the Ag Expo is a one-stop resource for Florida fruit and vegetable producers.
Newswise: SciNews
Scientists developing MRI-guided neural stem cell delivery method
STEM CELLS Translational Medicine published the work of San Antonio scientists aiming to develop a more effective method for delivering neural stem cells to the brain in an effort to move forward stem cell therapies to treat neurological disorders.
Mashable
Stephen Colbert’s alter ego Randy gave Barack Obama career advice
Even though he held the highest office in the U.S. for eight years, Barack Obama’s resume isn’t strong enough to impress Stephen Colbert. On The Late Show, the goofy host’s alter ego Randy the Office Manager snuck his way into a career coaching session with the president. Obama’s perfect mix of…
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White House Report Outlines Push to Bolster Cancer Research
Big companies including Uber and Microsoft have committed to the effort — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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What Is Neurocapitalism and Why Are We Living In It?
It’s a fact: we are bang in the middle of the Anthropocene. We have changed the destiny of our planet and its ecosystems, to the point that human actions have become as powerful as that of plate tectonics or ice ages. All this we owe to two essential elements: human stupidity, and technology. Human stupidity…
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Ground-Breaking Light-Activated Semiconductor Nanocomposite Material Moves in Response to Light
A team of researchers from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) have presented a paper describing a novel light-activated phenomenon that has the potential to become the foundation for applications…
RT – Daily news
‘EU supporters should be tried for treason,’ says Tory politician
A Conservative councillor has been suspended after launching a parliamentary petition calling for support of Britain’s membership of the EU to become a treasonable offense. Read Full Article at RT.com
BBC News – World
‘I’m not an object’
A backlash against sexual harassment is growing in France after a journalist kissed a woman on her breast on live TV.
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Today’s Best Deals: Winter Apparel, iPhone Cases, Anker Chargers
Amazon’s one-day winter apparel sale, iPhone 7 cases, and a popular Rowenta steam iron lead off Tuesday’s best deals. Read more…
WIRED
Silicon Valley’s New-Age AltSchool Unleashes Its Secrets
Let a thousand AltSchools bloom. The post Silicon Valley’s New-Age AltSchool Unleashes Its Secrets appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
The $1,200 Snoo Robo-Cradle Will Rock Your Baby to Sleep For You
Meet the Snoo. It’s a smart, self-rocking cradle. It took Dr. Harvey Karp five years, Yves Béhar, and the MIT Media Lab to create it. The post The $1,200 Snoo Robo-Cradle Will Rock Your Baby to Sleep For You appeared first on WIRED.
ArchDaily
MAD Architects Unveils Design for Translucent China Philharmonic Hall in Beijing
Exterior View. Image Courtesy of MAD Architects MAD Architects has unveiled the design of the new China Philharmonic Hall in Beijing. Conceived in collaboration with renowned acoustic expert Yasuhisa Toyota (Walt Disney Concert Hall, Philharmonie de Paris, Suntory Hall, etc.), the concert…
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Mpow Streambot Bluetooth Wireless Adapter $12.99
Mpow Streambot Bluetooth Wireless Adapter $12.99
Digital Trends
Samsung is launching a contest to produce games for its India-oriented Tizen Store
The best way to encourage participation? By turning everything into a competition, of course. Tapping into the human penchant for contests, Samsung has launched its Tizen App Challenge. It’s the latest effort by the Korean company to persuade game developers to launch their creations, and it comes with…
Scientific American Content: Global
How Much Heat Does the Ocean Trap? Robots Find Out
3,500 aquatic robots descend a mile below the surface and back, every 10 days  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
This Rocket Pen Has Astronomical Price Tag
MB&F and Switzerland-based pen maker Caran d’Ache have created a pen that goes where no pen has gone before. The Astrograph was four years in the making and includes a cap with retractable landing gear and a tiny ladder for a mini astronaut figure, as well as packaging that doubles as an over-the-top…
The Next Web
Easily add 128 GB to your iOS devices with the iKlips drive
It’s a hassle dealing with maxed out space on your iPhone or iPad. Deleting files is time consuming, and upgrading internal storage is costly. That’s why the iKlips Dual Interface Drive is handy: It lets you easily add up to 128 GB to any of your iOS devices. For a limited time, you can get the iKlips…
Mashable
OpenTable tests global ambitions with new language capabilities
OpenTable is trying to ensure its place as the go-to platform for restaurant reservations around the world, first by adding new language capabilities.  The online restaurant booking platform on Tuesday announced it would allow customers to use their local OpenTable account — in their preferred language…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
OMA, MAD + studio gang on strong shortlist to redesign paris’ tour montparnasse
estimated to cost over €300 million ($330M USD), the candidates will submit their proposals for the scheme in march 2017. The post OMA, MAD + studio gang on strong shortlist to redesign paris’ tour montparnasse appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Mashable
The taco trucks are coming for Donald Trump
In a campaign rife with harsh words, one union is taking a stand and fighting Donald Trump’s anti-immigration rhetoric with Mexican culinary deliciousness.  SEE ALSO: Insult after insult: All of Trump’s ugly campaign rhetoric in one place Buzzfeed News reports that The Culinary Union is going forward…
TechSpot
Samsung SSD 960 Pro 1TB Review: Flagship solid storage
Samsung’s next generation solid state drives are poised to become must-haves among enthusiasts. The 960 Pro that we are reviewing today succeeds what was already a fast drive with last year’s award-winning 950 Pro. Surprise, surprise: the new SSD 960 Pro is even faster.
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Smartphone camera shootout: Google Pixel takes on the iPhone 7 and Galaxy S7 Edge
When Google announced the Pixel a few weeks ago, the company sounded extremely confident in the phone’s camera. Brian Rakowski, Google’s vice president of product management, called the camera “best in class,” and backed up that claim by revealing that DxOMark — which rates the quality of smartphone…
Popular Science
The Sinister Way Staph Avoids Arrest During Infection
From Our Blogs: Under The Microscope Researchers have learned another way Staphylococcus aureus evades the immune system One of the most feared blood infections is Staphylococcus aureus. Now researchers have learned why this bacterium is such a significant threat…
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Convert Your Old Charging Cables to USB-C With These Inexpensive Adapters
Just because your new phone charges over USB-C doesn’t mean you have to throw away all of your old microUSB cables. With a 2-pack of USB-C to microUSB adapters, it’s cheap and easy to convert them on demand. You’ll also get a bonus USB-C to USB-A female adapter, just for kicks.Read more…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Yves Bhar launches world’s first smart crib to help parents get more sleep
Swiss designer Yves Béhar of Fuseproject teamed up with renowned pediatrician and author Dr. Harvey Karp to create a robotic crib that offers not only a stylish aesthetic, but is also uniquely equipped to respond to some of an infant’s simplest needs. The SNOO crib is the first of its kind, with built-in…
The Awesomer
Marshall Amp Key Racks
Price: $40  | BuyPluginz teamed up with Marshall to produce a series of officially-licensed wall-mount key racks which look like the fronts of their famed amplifiers. Like their other Jack Racks, your keys hang from 1/4″ audio plugs, but these are embellished with the Marshall “M” logo. More…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
South America’s largest aquarium boasts a 650-foot underwater tunnel
Brazil’s newest aquarium features a 650-foot underwater tunnel, inviting guests to venture into a marine world few have ever seen before. AquaRio is set to become South America’s largest aquarium when it opens in Rio de Janeiro on November 9. Its one-of-a-kind glass tunnel and huge collection of marine…
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Millimeter-wave 5G Modem Coming Mid-2018 With 5Gbps Peak Download
Qualcomm is promising to launch its first 5G modem in 2018, even though basic standards for 5G have yet to be established, nor even which part of the radio spectrum it will use. From an ArsTechnica report: Dubbed the Snapdragon X50, the San Diego chipmaker says its new modem will be able to deliver blindingly…
Lifehacker
Practice Mindfulness with a Daily Check-in
Mindfulness is a powerful habit that can help you deal with big things, like sticking to your goals or defusing tension with your partner. It can also be useful on a daily level to improve your health, but only if you practice it. Here’s one daily approach. https://lifehacker.com/all-the-benefi…Even…
RT – Daily news
Weak sterling pushes UK inflation to 2yr high
Inflation in Britain has accelerated at its quickest pace since November 2014 as the pound continues to weaken against major currencies. The official numbers show consumer prices increased by one percent last month, above expectations. Read Full Article at RT.com
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
A better battery: One-time pollutant may become valued product to aid wind, solar energy
Chemists at Oregon State University have discovered that one or more organic compounds in a family that traditionally has been known as pollutants could offer an important advance to make cheap, reliable batteries.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Bright idea that’s streets ahead: Australian LED street lighting trial
More and more of us are switching to LED bulbs in our homes – now a Queensland research team led by QUT scientists wants Australia’s street lights to be switched over to LEDs.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
New receptors discovered for Helicobacter pylori
Helicobacter pylori is a spiral bacterium that can colonize the human stomach – sometimes with fatal consequences. A research group led by Prof. Markus Gerhard of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Assistant Professor Dr. Bernhard B. Singer of the Institute for Anatomy at the Faculty of Medicine…
kottke.org
The Earth and I
From James Lovelock, The Earth and I is a look at our planet and the living things on it…how Earth came to be, what we understand about our planet, and how we live today. Lisa Randall, Martin Rees, Edward O. Wilson, and Eric Kandel have contributed writing to the book. Tags: books   Earth   Edward…
TechCrunch
Kids can now program Dash and Dot robots through Swift Playgrounds
 A startup called Wonder Workshop has partnered with Apple to teach kids how to code using Swift. Founded in 2012, Wonder Workshop makes toy robots, called Dash and Dot, that kids can control with programs they create using Wonder Workshop apps, which feel more like casual games than desktop scripting…
9to5Mac
Sprint wants to give your iPad unlimited data for $20/month (and a few strings attached)
Sprint wants to attract more iPad customers with its new $20/month unlimited data plan for tablet users. As with most carrier deals, there are a few strings attached. You have to purchase the cellular iPad from Sprint, have at least one phone line with the carrier and turn on AutoPay for automatic…
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London’s Uber drivers must now pass an English exam
After many months of proposals and legal challenges, Transport for London (TfL) has finally imposed a new rule requiring private hire drivers, including those from Uber, to meet an English-language requirement before they can hit the city’s streets. On October 14th, the authority confirmed that any driver…
Gizmodo
The Solar System Is Always Visible at Night With These Planetary String Lights
A stellar view of the night sky, including all of our celestial neighbors, is dependent on countless factors like light pollution, the weather, and even the time of year. But you can guarantee that all of the planets in our solar system are visible when you go stargazing with this planetary string light…
Digital Trends
Rugged WR-V concept set to debut in Brazil is a preview of Honda’s tiniest ute
Crossover fever has reached the four corners of the globe. Honda is turning its attention to the growing Latin American market with a new concept named WR-V, which previews an upcoming crossover. The name WR-V puts the soft-roader in line with other members of Honda’s crossover lineup, and the company…
Curbed National
Amazon brick-and-mortar stores are coming
The internet retail giant plans on opening brick-and-mortar convenience stores The world’s largest internet retailer is gearing up to launch real-world grocery stores. Amazon has plans to open brick-and-mortar convenience stores in an effort to woo spenders away from the likes of Walmart and Kroger,…
VentureBeat
Messages about sexual abuse rise after Donald Trump video, Crisis Text Line reports
Following the release of a video of Donald Trump bragging about kissing and groping women without consent, Crisis Text Line saw an increase in messages about sexual abuse, founder Nancy Lublin told VentureBeat in a phone interview. Crisis Text Line is a nonprofit that works with tech platforms and governments…
VentureBeat
Misfit unveils Phase, a $175 smartwatch that looks like a regular watch
Misfit, the wearables company Fossil acquired last year, today took the wraps off the $175 Phase, an analog watch that includes basic fitness and health features like sleep and step-tracking. And because it’s an analog watch, the Phase actually looks nice — though some of Misfit’s other wearables do,…
VentureBeat
ERP Demonstrates Next Generation LED Driver for Lighting Industry
PRESS RELEASE: New ERP LED Drivers Address Higher Power Outdoor Applications with Intelligent Controls, Wireless Mesh Connectivity and Programmable Outputs to Save Energy, Time and Money MOORPARK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–October 18, 2016– ERP Power LLC (ERP),…
VentureBeat
Oblong Industries raises $65 million for ‘Minority Report’-style gesture technologies
Oblong Industries has raised $65 million in funding to build technologies that will make collaborative work much easier. Oblong is combining spatial, immersive, and gesture technologies, brought to you by John Underkoffler, who was the science advisor for the Tom Cruise film Minority Report. Above:…
VentureBeat
Knit Health launches crowdfunding campaign for smart baby monitor
Baby monitors have been around for a while, but Knit Health wants to level them up with a smart camera that detects your child’s breathing. The San Francisco company is starting a crowdfunding campaign today to raise money for the product. With the rise of the Internet of Things, everyday objects are…
VentureBeat
Kony Helps Partners Federal Credit Union Deliver Innovative Mobile Apps to Cast Members of The Walt Disney Company
PRESS RELEASE: Kony Mobility Platform Enables Partners Federal Credit Union to Meet Growing Need for Mobile Solutions with Faster Speed-to-Market and Scalability AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–October 18, 2016– Kony, Inc., the leading enterprise mobility company,…
VentureBeat
Tim O’Reilly’s new obsession: How technologies like A.I. are changing the future of work
A lot of tech gurus like to pretend they have all the answers to our questions about the future. Not so with Tim O’Reilly. When it comes to what’s next and what it means, the technology publisher and Silicon Valley forecaster isn’t afraid to admit that he doesn’t have everything figured out and boiled…
TechCrunch
The new ShopBot bot on Messenger searches eBay for you
 I don’t know who wants to shop via chatbot, but that hasn’t stopped a range of companies from launching their own virtual assistants dedicated to this task. The latest to hit the scene is the new ShopBot bot (say that three times fast), from eBay. Debuting today on Facebook Messenger, this bot is aimed…
Physics News
Graphene cracks the glass corrosion problem
Researchers at the Center for Multidimensional Carbon Materials (CMCM), within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) have demonstrated graphene coating protects glass from corrosion. Their research, …
Physics News
Pre-treatment of bandages may improve the antibacterial properties of nanoparticles
Pre-treating the fabric surface of the bandages used to treat burns with enzymes and polyethylene glycol or cellulase may promote the adhesion of antibacterial nanoparticles and improve their …
FiveThirtyEight
Significant Digits For Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news.38 percentGame 3 of the National League Championship Series and Game 4 of the American League Championship Series are both tonight. As it stands now, both the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs have a 38 percent…
FiveThirtyEight
In Baseball, October Is Reliever Season
It was Game One of the American League Championship Series, and Cleveland Indians ace Corey Kluber was cruising against the Toronto Blue Jays. He’d allowed no runs while striking out six through six and a third innings, and — having thrown only 100 pitches — he seemed ready to keep shutting down the…
RT – Daily news
Shooting incident in Dueren, Germany, part of city center on lockdown
Shooting has been reported in the town of Dueren in northwest Germany. German media report that there is a “heavy police presence” at the scene, adding that the Old Town has been closed off. Read Full Article at RT.com
RT – Daily news
EU to push through Canadian trade deal despite Belgium split
The free trade pact between the European Union and Canada is likely to be sealed next week despite opposition from the Belgian region of Wallonia, according to European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom as quoted by AFP. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Microsoft’s Outlook.com Premium goes live with no ads and custom domains
Microsoft has been testing a premium version of its Outlook.com email service since earlier this year, and it now appears to be available publicly. ZDNet reports that an Outlook.com Premium preview is now available to anyone in the US. Microsoft’s landing page for the service reveals that Outlook.com…
Techbargains.com
PayPal will pay for Return Shipping for up to 11 PayPal-Purchased Items
PayPal will pay for Return Shipping for up to 11 PayPal-Purchased Items
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