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Precision medicine test helps guide breast cancer patients’ chemotherapy decision
One of the earliest widespread applications of precision medicine in cancer care is helping patients and physicians decide whether chemotherapy is needed, a new study finds.
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How hooded seals are transferring contaminants to their pups
Environmental contaminants such as PFASs can be transferred from mother to offspring through the placenta and mother’s milk, exposing the young mammal before and after birth. PFASs are a family of human-made chemicals, which have been used in a number of consumer products such as textiles, carpets, paper…
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Flexible optical design method for superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors
Experts have succeeded in the development of flexible optical design method for superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors (SSPDs or SNSPDs). This technique enables SSPDs with a broadband high detection efficiency reject a specific wavelength, and is effective for multidisciplinary applications…
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Eyetracking data can improve language technology and help readers
Recordings of gaze data – within a few seconds – can reveal whether a word causes a reader problems, new research indicates. This insight could be used to alleviate reading problems with software that offer translations of difficult words or suggest easier texts as soon as readers experience problems….
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Fragranced products: Risks for people and profits?
Over one-third of Americans report health problems — from asthma attacks to migraine headaches — when exposed to common fragranced consumer products such as air fresheners, cleaning supplies, laundry products, scented candles, cologne, and personal care products. The same study also found that fragranced…
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Method to detect dishonesty online
A new study describes a method for detecting people dishonestly posting online comments, reviews or tweets across multiple accounts, a practice known as “astroturfing.”
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Brain changes seen in youth football players without concussion
Researchers have found measurable brain changes in children after a single season of playing youth football, even without a concussion diagnosis, according to a new study.
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New effort aims to prevent surgery-related opioid addiction across Michigan
With 40 percent of opioid medications in Michigan prescribed by surgeons, a team has launched an effort to encourage safer prescribing across the state, and a map of drug takeback locations.
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New target identified to combat deadly allergic reactions
A molecular motor that controls the release of inflammatory factors that cause severe and fatal allergic reactions has now been identified by researchers. The study suggests that targeting this motor may be a new way to treat patients undergoing anaphylactic shock.
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New evaluation model delivers improved care for patients with cognitive disorders
First year data on the effectiveness of a new care model has been published. The work follows a three-step evaluation and management plan from clinicians in Geriatrics, Neuropsychology and Neurology, examines patients referred for evaluation of cognitive complaints based on activities of daily living,…
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‘Middle England’ faces lowest psychosis risk
The risk of developing a psychotic disorder such as schizophrenia is highest for young people, men, ethnic minorities and people living in urban areas and poorer neighborhoods, an English study concludes.
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Preferentially Earth-sized planets with lots of water
Computer simulations by astrophysicists of the formation of planets orbiting in the habitable zone of low mass stars such as Proxima Centauri show that these planets are most likely to be roughly the size of the Earth and to contain large amounts of water.
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No differences noted over time for children of gay, lesbian, adoptive parents
One expert has focused her academic career on the effects and outcomes of children adopted by same-sex couples. It is believed hers is the first study that has followed children adopted by lesbian, gay and heterosexual parents from early to middle childhood.
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Dinosaurs of a feather flock and die together?
A new publication on the bird-like dinosaur Avimimus, from the late-Cretaceous suggests they were gregarious, social animals — evidence that flies in the face of the long-held mysticism surrounding dinosaurs as solo creatures.
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Creeping gel Photosensitive self-oscillating gel to model biological crawling motions
Directed motion seems simple to us, but the coordinated interplay of complex processes is needed, even for seemingly simple crawling motions of worms or snails. By using a gel that periodically swells and shrinks, researchers developed a model for the waves of muscular contraction and relaxation involved…
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Calcium induces chronic lung infections
The bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a life-threatening pathogen in hospitals. About ten percent of all nosocomial infections, in particular pneumonia, are caused by this pathogen. Researchers have now discovered that calcium induces the switch from acute to chronic infection. The researchers have…
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Maternal blood test may predict birth complications
A protein found in the blood of pregnant women could be used to develop tests to determine the health of their babies and aid decisions on early elective deliveries, according to an early study.
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The heterogeneous nature of depression
Depression is generally considered to be a specific and consistent disorder characterized by a fixed set of symptoms and often treated with a combination of psychotherapy and medication. However, the standard rating scales used by healthcare professionals and researchers to diagnose this disease often…
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Genetic hallmarks of acute lymphoblastic leukemia subtype uncovered
Genetic changes underlying a type of B-precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia have now been identified by a research team.
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MRSA uses decoys to evade a last-resort antibiotic
The superbug MRSA uses decoys to evade a last-resort antibiotic, reveals new research. The findings suggest potential new ways of tackling the bacteria, such as interfering with the decoys.
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Ancient burials suggestive of blood feuds
There is significant variation in how different cultures over time have dealt with the dead. Yet, at a very basic level, funerals in the Sonoran Desert thousands of years ago were similar to what they are today. Bodies of the deceased were buried respectfully, while families and mourners followed certain…
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Breakthrough in quantifying belief system dynamics
It’s no secret humans are social creatures with beliefs that are, literally, all over the map. What wasn’t known was how those beliefs are influenced by our social interactions. Now sociologists have developed a mathematical model that describes the relationship between belief systems and interpersonal…
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Ice shelf vibrations cause unusual waves in Antarctic atmosphere
Low-frequency vibrations of the Ross Ice Shelf are likely causing ripples and undulations in the air above Antarctica, a new study finds. Using mathematical models of the ice shelf, the study’s authors show how vibrations in the ice match those seen in the atmosphere, and are likely causing these mysterious…
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Boosting levels of known antioxidant may help resist age-related decline
A specific detoxification compound, glutathione, helps resist the toxic stresses of everyday life – but its levels decline with age and this sets the stage for a wide range of age-related health problems, scientists have discovered.
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What the ancient carbon dioxide record may mean for future climate change
Scientists have reconstructed the ancient atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) record from about 300 million years ago. Their study reveals previously unknown fluctuations of atmospheric CO2 at levels projected for current century, they say. It also highlights the potential impact the loss of tropical forests…
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How is health-related quality of life for kids with postconcussion symptoms?
Children with persistent postconcussion symptoms reported lower overall, physical, emotional, social and school quality of life for at least 12 weeks after concussion than children whose concussion symptoms resolved more quickly, although even those children reported lower school quality of life, according…
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What proportion of cancer deaths are attributable to smoking around the US?
The proportion of cancer deaths attributable to cigarette smoking varied across the United States but was highest in the South, where nearly 40 percent of cancer deaths in men were estimated to be connected to smoking in some states, according to a new article.
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The houseplant with a blueprint for improving energy harvesting
For many people, nanotechnology belongs in the realm of science fiction. Researchers have solved the mystery of the blue sheen on the leaves of some begonias and have found that their chloroplasts have evolved a nanoscale light-trapping structure to help them survive in the darkness of the forest floor.
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Human-made noise can affect how animals use information from scents
For the first time, research has found that human-made noise can have a detrimental impact on an animal’s use of scent – putting them at greater risk of being attacked by predators.
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How lying takes our brains down a ‘slippery slope’
Telling small lies desensitizes our brains to the associated negative emotions and may encourage us to tell bigger lies in future, reveals new research.
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Research is upgrading an element by stretching it
A new family of self-assembled nanomaterials capable of storing large amounts of tensile strain, without damage to the crystalline structure, is currently being developed by scientists.
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Iron-deficiency anemia in ulcerative colitis: Many patients don’t get testing, treatment
Many patients with ulcerative colitis don’t receive recommended testing and treatment for the common problem of iron deficiency anemia, reports a new study.
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How even our brains get ‘slacker’ as we age
Losing the youthful firmness and elasticity in our skin is one of the first outward signs of aging. Now it seems it’s not just our skin that starts to sag, but our brains too.
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Scientists uncover why hepatitis C virus vaccine has been difficult to make
Researchers have been trying for decades to develop a vaccine against the globally endemic hepatitis C virus (HCV). Now scientists have discovered one reason why success has so far been elusive.
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Study links small RNA molecule to pregnancy complication
A family of small RNA molecules affects the development of cells that give rise to the placenta — an organ that transfers oxygen and nutrients from mother to fetus — in ways that could contribute to a serious pregnancy complication, researchers report.
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Report reveals a big dependence on freshwater fish for global food security
Freshwater fish play a surprisingly crucial role in feeding some of the world’s most vulnerable people, according to a new study.
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Nanofiber coating prevents infections of prosthetic joints
A novel coating they made with antibiotic-releasing nanofibers has the potential to better prevent at least some serious bacterial infections related to total joint replacement surgery, scientists show in a proof-of-concept study with mice.
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Women who opt for laughing gas during labor may still get an epidural, study shows
The majority of women who chose nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to manage labor pain, ultimately decide to have an epidural, according to new research. Investigators found nitrous oxide provided limited pain relief, with patients reporting no change in average pain scores after its use.
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New guidelines published for discontinuing mechanical ventilation in ICU
New guidelines for discontinuing mechanical ventilation in critically ill adults have been published by researchers. The goal of the guidelines is to help physicians and other health care professionals determine when patients with acute respiratory failure can breathe on their own and to provide clinical…
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Simple instruction sheet helps patients correctly take regular medications before surgery
Patients may be more likely to take their regularly prescribed medications for chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension correctly before surgery when provided a simple instruction sheet, reveals a study. Taking medication correctly before surgery can improve patient safety and comfort, and…
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Atom-by-atom growth chart for shells helps decode past climate
For the first time scientists can see how the shells of tiny marine organisms grow atom-by-atom, a new study reports. The advance provides new insights into the mechanisms of biomineralization and will improve our understanding of environmental change in Earth’s past.
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Parasitic plants may form weapons out of genes stolen from hosts
Sneaky parasitic weeds may be able to steal genes from the plants they are attacking and then use those genes against the host plant, according to a team of scientists.
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Practicing Skills In Your Sleep Can Be As Effective as Physical Training
Just imagining movement fires the same neurons as if we were actually moving. A new study shows we can wake our sleeping mind to practice motor skills in our dreams.  Read More
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Methamphetamine Was the Secret to Hitler’s Blitzkrieg Successes
A new book finds that Hitler relied on a number of drugs to rule Germany, including “crystal meth.”   Read More
URPOWER Garment Steamer Portable Handheld Fabric Steamer $19.99
URPOWER Garment Steamer Portable Handheld Fabric Steamer $19.99
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Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Who Said She Was Fighting Corruption Going to Jail
Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, a Democrat, has been sentenced to 10 to 23 months in prison after being convicted of multiple charges related to her efforts to embarrass her political enemies, including conspiracy, obstruction, and two felony perjury charges that carried a maximum…
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George Lucas won’t help whip up the next Indiana Jones movie
Star Wars creator George Lucas managed to distance himself from the iconic sci-fi franchise after his creation — and the entirety of his Lucasfilm studio — was sold to Walt Disney Studios in 2012, leaving fans to wonder whether he’d take the same approach with the Indiana Jones franchise he co-created…
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Best Ink Refills for EDC Pens
LinkSo you’ve got a cool pen and it runs out of ink. You could just buy any old refill, or you could follow Everyday Carry’s advice to help you pick a great smooth-writing instrument that won’t let you down. Our inexpensive pick is the Pilot G2, but those Schmidt cartridges are fantastic. More Awesome…
Joey Roth is one of our favorite speaker designers and he’s gotten together with Grovemade to help design the Grovemade Wood Speakers ($599). The speakers harness the acoustic properties of wood and create beautifully clear and nuanced sound. The speakers are machined out of solid wood and are mounted…
If you need an opener that opens more than just bottles, then you need to take a look at the Bob Multi-Opener ($25). Bob is made from hardened aluminum and measure 6″ long. Along with bottles it can also open pull-tabs, crown caps, twist caps, and vacuum lids. Bob is a perfect addition to any Read More…
The HiFiMAN HE-400s Planar Headphones ($300) may be the best sounding headphones you’ll ever buy. The planar drivers and open back of these headphones deliver the clarity, detail, and sound staging of much more expensive speakers. The HE-400s feature 98 dB sensitivity which basically means they can be…
A building doesn’t have to be large to perfectly meet its requirements. The FLOAT Watershed Writing Studio ($TBD) is just 100sf but does its job perfectly. The Watershed was commissioned by a philosophy professor and well-known nature writer, as a retreat for herself and visiting writer friends. It was…
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Why are people confusing Tom Hanks and Bill Murray?
A photo from 2013 has really confused the internet – again.
Humble Rocks Ice for Less Than $4
The Humble GEMS Bundle just dropped with a sackful of top-rated games. Beat the average spend (currently under $4) to score six great games, including Chroma Squad and Assault Android Cactus. With over 95% “Overwhelmingly Positive” reviews each, this bundle is worth buying for those games alone.Read…
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How To Brew the Perfect Cup of Coffee | Scott Yost | TEDxCoeurdalene
Ever wondered why the cup of coffee you buy tastes better than the coffee you make at home? Are you interested in finer aspects of coffee brewing? In this expert talk, Scott Yost shares the specific steps to take so you brew a great cup of coffee every time. Scott Yost loves coffee. And he wants…
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Apple chose BlackBerry’s ‘hood for its car OS project
Apple may have put the brakes on plans to build its own self-driving car, but the company’s plug-and-play, self-driving operating system is still moving forward, even if the team has been scaled back. According to a new report from Bloomberg, what’s…
Babu And Clop Chairs Of Natural Leather And With Unusual Shapes
Barcelona based design studio Toru, has designed two unique chairs: Babu and Clop that both use a local leather from Igualada that provides a distinct and high quality finish, which points towards the cultural roots of the city. Babu uses a 6mm leather section which folds back on itself to create the…
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Ask Smithsonian: What’s the Longest You Can Hold Your Breath?
A dive into the science shows it is possible to override the system
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How a Genetically Engineered Virus Could Help the Brain Fight Alcohol Cravings
Heavy drinking can change the brain to make cravings worse. Can gene therapy change it back?
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How White Lies Snowball Into Full-On Deception
Using brain scans, researchers find evidence that bad feelings associated with lying lessen over time
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Zebrafish Are Hopelessly Obsessed with Robotic Clones of Themselves
Zebrafish would rather hang out with other zebrafish than with anything else, even if that means looking at robotic replicas of themselves. A team of researchers at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, funded by the National Science Foundation, printed 3D robotic models of zebrafish to study how real…
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AT&T’s spying practices may be larger than previously thought, report says
When Edward Snowden released documents revealing that U.S. citizens were being spied on by their own government, many hoped it would signal a serious change in how personal information is handled in the U.S. Apparently, it did nothing of the sort. According to recent documents published by The Daily…
Regulators could freeze AT&T’s $85B plan to buy Time Warner – CNET
Here’s what you need to know about the hurdles facing AT&T as it plans to buy media giant Time Warner.
Samsung to Galaxy Note 7 holdouts: Stop. Right. Now. – CNET
Samsung hopes its latest software update will persuade remaining Note 7 owners to relinquish their faulty phones once and for all.
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FBI agents, prosecutors to be replaced in Eric Garner probe in rare shake-up
The Department of Justice has replaced New York-based FBI agents and federal prosecutors who reportedly do not believe charges should be brought against an NYPD officer who killed Eric Garner in 2014. The rare move is expected to advance the probe. Read Full Article at
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Air Force says ISIS drone brought down by ‘electronic measures’
The US Air Force recently took down a weaponized Islamic State drone using an electronic weapon, according to Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James. UAVs stuffed with explosives are a new concern for those fighting ISIS. Read Full Article at
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Video: Iraqi forces liberate Christian village en route to Mosul
FRANCE 24’s reporters followed an Iraqi armored column into the Christian village of Karamles, 15 kilometres east of Mosul, shortly after it was cleared of Islamic State (IS) group militants.
Watching Robots Make Tiny Springs Is Wonderfully Hypnotic
This is easily the best video to spend your eyeball time on today. That’s partly because it’s wonderfully shot and reveals the inner workings of the machines. But it’s mostly because it’s a bunch of robots making tiny springs. Read more…
Microsoft becomes the latest company to raise its UK prices as a result of Brexit
Another large tech firm has been forced to raise the price of its goods and services in the UK as a result of Brexit. This time, the pound’s plummeting value against the dollar means Microsoft’s enterprise software and cloud services are about to become more expensive. – latest science and technology news stories
Why do consumers pay more? Research finds the surprising effect of consumer local identity
New research by a Rice University marketing professor debunks a long-held belief by companies that they could charge more for locally produced goods and services because of consumers’ sense of attachment to their community. The study, published in the Journal of Marketing, determined consumers with a… – latest science and technology news stories
Scientists assess bleaching damage on Great Barrier Reef
Scientists are surveying the continuing aftermath of the worst coral bleaching event ever recorded on the Great Barrier Reef. – latest science and technology news stories
Indian roadside refuse fires produce toxic rainbow
Samples of smoke particles emanating from burning roadside trash piles in India have shown that their chemical composition and toxicityare very bad for human health. – latest science and technology news stories
SLAC, Stanford launch ‘Bits & Watts,’ the first-of-its-kind holistic approach to creating the 21st century electric grid
To stave off the worst effects of global warming, energy experts say society needs to switch to low-carbon, inexpensive energy sources like wind and solar on a massive scale. But it will be a challenge to add large numbers of these variable sources to today’s electric grid without throwing it off balance… – latest science and technology news stories
How friendship networks at college impact students’ academic and social success
Student friendships at college should not be underestimated, as they can either help or hinder students academically and socially, according to a Dartmouth study “Friends with Academic Benefits,” published in the current issue of Contexts. The article by Janice McCabe, associate professor of sociology…
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Cornell Professors to Launch NSF-Funded Space Experiments
Engineering professors Paul Steen and Michel Louge have both received funding from the National Science Foundation and NASA’s CASIS program to send experiments to the International Space Station.
WhatsApp Starts Testing Video Calling For Beta Users
WhatsApp is one of the biggest chat apps in the world, but it’s still been missing one key feature until now: video calling. If you’re running the WhatsApp beta, you can try it out.According to a report by Android Police, WhatsApp has quietly begun testing video calling on a recent beta build. If you…
Secure Loose Hardware With This $3 Magnetic Pick-Up Tool
A telescoping magnetic pick-up tool can be a life-saver if you drop a screw or bold into a tight space, and you can pick one up from Sears for a measly $3 right now. Why not?Read more…
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Life on Mars: What We Learned From Elon Musk’s Reddit ‘Ask Me Anything’
Elon Musk wants to put 1 million people on Mars in 40 years. The internet had questions. Here are his answers. Read More
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‘Star Trek: Bridge Crew’ finds a new frontier in VR co-op gaming
While you spent your childhood climbing trees, learning to love Mario and making furtive glances at your first crush, I was playing Star Trek games. That doesn’t make me a gamer, but I’m well-qualified to talk about how poorly the series translates to any existing game genre. It’s a generalization, sure,…
Most Guns Used In New York State Crimes Come From Out Of State
You’re reading Back of the Envelope, an experiment that aims to bring shorter, quicker content to FiveThirtyEight.About 3 in 4 “crime guns” recovered by law enforcement agencies in New York state originally were bought outside the state, according to a report released Tuesday by the state’s attorney…
A Two-Weeks-Until-Election-Day Podcast Extravaganza
 Subscribe: iTunes |ESPN App |Download |RSS |New to podcasts?Election Day is in two weeks, and on Monday night, the FiveThirtyEight Elections podcast team entered the home stretch with its final live podcast taping of the season. The crew discussed the wide-open Electoral College map and how the U.S….
Polls May Be Underestimating Evan McMullin’s Chances In Utah
Earlier this month, I wrote a story outlining the extremely narrow but not impossible path that Evan McMullin could take to the White House, and since then, McMullin has become a genuinely hot topic. Nate Silver followed up with a post about how our forecast model is handling Utah. And we’ve talked about…
Clinton Voters Aren’t Just Voting Against Trump
Sen. Mitch McConnell and many political pundits claim that voters will have to choose a “lesser of two evils” in this election. That cliché is based on how high Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s unfavorable ratings are compared to previous candidates. But favorable ratings don’t always tell us everything,…
The Dominance Of Big Corporations Is Bad For Workers, Too
You’re reading Back of the Envelope, an experiment that aims to bring shorter, quicker content to FiveThirtyEight.Earlier today I wrote that the increasing consolidation of American businesses (Exhibit A: AT&T’s planned acquisition of Time Warner) is bad for American productivity. It could be bad…
The Cubs-Indians World Series Could Be A Battle Of The Managers
You’re reading Back of the Envelope, an experiment that aims to bring shorter, quicker content to FiveThirtyEight.All postseason, FiveThirtyEight’s MLB projections have had a lot of doubts about the Cleveland Indians — our forecast didn’t even think they would make it out of the division series. In the…
There Are No Great NFL Teams This Year
The opening week of this NFL season featured a record number of close games that provided more than a hint of things to come. Because after Minnesota’s loss on Sunday to Philadelphia, there are no remaining undefeated teams. For reference, this time last year, there were five undefeated teams.Sharon…
Are Democrats Headed For A Split Even If Clinton Wins?
In this week’s politics chat, we examine the cracks in the Democratic Party’s coalition. The transcript below has been lightly edited.micah (Micah Cohen, politics editor): The WikiLeaks dumps of hacked Hillary Clinton campaign emails have mostly been . “Clinton Campaign Found To Be Doing Things Campaigns…
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Dwave Systems targets Quantum Computer sales to US government
D-Wave Systems is launching a Washington-focused subsidiary to sell US government customers like the Navy DWave quantum computersD-Wave, based in British Columbia, is the only company in the world currently offering a functioning quantum computer. They have sold systems, which run in the range of $10…
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Model X ‘malfunctions’ are hurting Tesla’s reliability score
Tesla was featured for the first time in Consumer Reports’ annual survey of vehicle reliability, but not in a good way. The upstart electric car company was ranked near the bottom, 25 out of 29, with the publication knocking the Model X SUV for “abundant problems, including frequent malfunctions of the…
Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Mail improvements and Narrator context awareness
Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs and phones. This build adds new features to the Mail app and gives the Narrator app some context awareness. Windows 10 is a service. As we wrote in our deep dive on how Microsoft is still building Windows 10, this means Windows Insiders are getting…
Udacity partners with IBM Watson to launch the AI Nanodegree
Online education platform Udacity has partnered with IBM Watson to launch a new artificial intelligence (AI) Nanodegree program. Costing $1,600 for the full two-term, 26-week course, the AI Nanodegree covers a myriad of topics including logic and planning, probabilistic inference, game-playing / search,…
IBM Watson is the brains behind Weather Channel’s new Facebook Messenger bot
The Weather Channel unveiled its Facebook Messenger bot today. The bot provides five-day forecasts, daily forecasts, severe weather alerts, or creates custom weather alerts. The Weather Channel bot can speak 39 languages and can be found on The Weather Channel Facebook page. is one of the…
Why now is the time for AI
GUEST: Salesforce Einstein has ushered in a new era of curiosity about AI. It wasn’t the first commercial AI usage, and others will crop up alongside it, but the buzz these past couple of weeks is a surefire indication that companies are really considering AI as a viable technology for short-term gain…
Cuba’s self-proclaimed first indie game seeks crowdfunding
Forget about cigars — Cuba’s gaming business is about to open up. Josuhe Pagliery is a multimedia artist and the founder of Empty Head Games, an independent development studio in Cuba. Now, the company is using Indigogo to try to fund Savior, which it is calling Cuba’s first indie game. Savior is a…
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Mayors of Kurdish Turkey city Diyarbakir held in terror probe
The co-mayors of Diyarbakir, Turkey’s largest Kurdish-majority city, have been detained as part of a terror investigation, security officials say.
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How one rent-a-botnet army of cameras, DVRs caused Internet chaos
Enlarge / We’re also mad you’re connected to the Internet, toaster et al. (credit: Disney) Welcome to the Internet of Evil Things. The attack that disrupted much of the Internet on October 21 is still being teased apart by investigators, but evidence thus far points to multiple “botnets” of Internet-connected…
Apple could be developing its car OS in Canada
 More details about Apple’s software team for its not-so-secret car project are emerging. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple has hired quite a few engineers in the Ottawa suburb of Kanata. The company also opened an office there and could be developing its car operating system from there….
Living succulent nail art is now a beauty trend on Instagram
Instagram beauty trends come and go, each more outrageous than the next. From glitter roots to geode lips, we thought we saw it all, until we saw this: succulent nails. Australian artist and succulent enthusiast Roz Borg takes real plants and glues them onto her fingernails, creating colorful, living…
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Performance Apparel – Under Armour Sportswear on Mr. Porter
Simply awesome online retailer MR. PORTER has brought a new line into the fold that truly brings the best of function and fashion. Designed by Tim Coppens, Under Armour Sportswear is “forged from the field and built for life”. In other words expect supremely durable clothing that accommodates virtually… – latest science and technology news stories
Gates Foundation gives University of Washington $210 million
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is giving the University of Washington $210 million to help build a new facility to advance efforts to improve the health and well-being of people worldwide, officials said Tuesday.
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Boston Is Covered In Goose Poop and People Are Mad As Hell
The city of Boston, Massachusetts, founded by Puritan settlers in 1630, is one that’s steeped in rich American history. It’s seen wars, sieges, and revolutions. But recently, the city has been waging another pivotal battle—the battle against Canada geese and their overwhelming volume of shit. For at…
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Robotic Mussels Are Here to Help Save the World
You’re a mussel kicking it on the ocean floor with a few hundred of your buddies, when the mollusk next to you is jerked off of the rock from above. A slightly odd-looking proxy of your friend descends back into the mosh. He has a blinking green eye, now. Huh.That’s the work of Northeastern University…
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Psychology goes to the dogs
Just what is man’s (or woman’s) best friend thinking?
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Venezuelan lawmakers seek trial of Maduro after referendum fails
Venezuela’s opposition-majority legislature voted on Tuesday to open a political trial against President Nicolas Maduro, who is resisting efforts to remove him from power in a volatile political crisis.
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US ‘laying groundwork’ for Raqqa assault, no role for Russia – Carter
The US-led coalition is moving into the practical phase of an attack on de-facto ISIS capital Raqqa in Syria, which is likely to begin before the battle for Mosul is won, according to the US Defense Secretary Ash Carter. Read Full Article at
Adventure Mat
The all-season Adventure Mat takes the mud foot out of changing in & out of footwear & gear when you’re off on a mission. It’s got a simple, one-hand fold-up/fold-out design that gives you a 3’ square surface for changing on. It’s got a grippy surface & stores compact & flat. For…
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With 102 cameras, Metapixel can create photorealistic 3D models in 30 minutes
Robbie Cooper, co-founder of Metapixel, has a vision. “I want fully animated, believable characters in a VR game or environment that react in a totally natural manner. To have that feeling of wanting to reach out and touch them because they’re so real. That’s how a VR world should be.” He’s not just…
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Smart Lock System keeps cabinets shut, dishes safe when it senses an earthquake
To help mitigate the damages sustained during a violent earthquake, a company called Open Mind Innovations has debuted a new smart lock device designed to keep cabinet doors shut during seismic events. Dubbed the Smart Lock System, this wirelessly activated cabinet lock not only aims to innovate the…
Interior Design Idea – A Section Of This Wood Covered Wall Was Left Empty For The TV
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Create cross-platform apps with 50+ hours of training using the Xamarin dev tool
The Xamarin Cross Platform Development Bundle will show you how to develop apps for iOS and Android simultaneously, and it’s only $35.
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Scientists Analyze How Rootstock Affects Grapevine Characteristics
Grafting, a standard way of propagating grapes worldwide, combines a hardy rootstock with a desirable variety of grapes in the scion. Through National Science Foundation project, researchers will unravel how the genotype of the rootstock impacts the characteristics expressed in the stem, leaves and fruit,…
Gigantic Lightsaber Lamps Can Light Up an Entire Cantina
Using a lightsaber as a flashlight is a bad idea, given you can easily lop someone’s arm off while flailing around in the dark. But ThinkGeek’s new five-and-a-half-foot tall lightsaber floor lamp is a much safer way to find your way around in the dark, since it only relies on LEDs to glow.Read more…
7 Ideas For Making Your Laundry Room More Organized
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Robotic cleaning technique could automate neuroscience research
For scientists listening in on the faint whispers of brain neurons, a first-ever robotic technique for cleaning the tiny devices that record the signals could facilitate a new level of automation …
Digital Trends
Lips like sugar: Everything can taste sweet with the Taste Buddy gadget
Imagine being able to experience eating chocolate without risking putting on weight, or making your kids eat their broccoli by disguising its flavor as a hamburger. That is the goal of a research project being carried out by scientists at the University of London. They developed a prototype gadget called…
IrisVR raises $8M to bring virtual reality to architecture and design
 New York City startup IrisVR is announcing that it has raised $8 million in Series A funding. The company has built virtual reality tools for the architecture and design industries. Iris Prospect allows customers to take their 3D plans and blueprints and turn them into VR experiences viewable on devices…
Finger Lightsaber Temporary Tattoos
Turn your digits into the deadliest weapons in the galaxy with these lightsaber finger temporary tattoos. These geeky tats come in sets of four 2.5 inch long colorful lightsabers that last for up to 7 days and can be placed anywhere on your body. Check it out $3.99
Calm The Fuck Down Tea
Give stress a swift kick in the ass with a hot cup of some “Calm The Fuck Down” tea. This soothing herbal tea blend includes licorice and chamomile that combine to produce a delightfully tasting drink that will melt away your stress. Check it out $12.31
The No Bake Tent
Keep your tent from turning into an oven once the sun comes out by staying inside the no bake tent. This tech ready tent features a roomy 6’6″ ceiling, is designed to withstand strong winds, and comes with a dual layer design that reflects sunlight so the interior stays cool. Check it out $469.00
Don’t Fuck Up The Table Wood Coasters
Keep your fine wooden furniture in pristine condition by laying out these “Don’t Fuck Up The Table” wood coasters for your guests. They’re handmade from Baltic birch wood and laser etched with a blunt and comical message that’ll get everyone’s attention. Check it out $15.99
Shoulder Strap Moving Harness
Avoid serious injury on moving day by equipping yourself with this shoulder strap moving harness. Rather than having to overwork your back and legs, the sturdy polypropylene straps employ leverage so items being carried seem up to 66% lighter. Check it out $115.49
Glow In The Dark Toothbrush
Brush in the dark without having to turn on any bright lights using this glow in the dark toothbrush. It features soft double layered tapered top bristles blended with nano-silver technology and a neat light-absorbing phosphorescent handle that emits a cool green glow. Check it out $13.00
Minion Fire Pit
Enlist your own personal Minion to help keep you warm on cold nights with this Minion fire pit. This one of a kind fire pit is skillfully hand shaped and welded from steel and recycled metal into a cute little minion that appears to spew flames from his mouth and eyes. Check it out $464.68
Anime Eye Temporary Tattoos
Turn heads at Comic-Con by giving your favorite anime cosplay an added dose of authenticity by topping it off with these anime eye temporary tattoos. They stick onto your eyelids to create the illusion you have some impossibly big and colorful eyes. Check it out $3.50
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VW will begin buying back diesel vehicles in mid-November
Volkswagen’s ongoing diesel emissions scandal puttered forward again today as a US federal judge finally approved the $14.7 billion settlement between the automaker and owners of some 475,000 diesel vehicles. According to Reuters, Volkswagen will start buying back those fraudulent vehicles around the…
IBM Watson and Udacity want developers to learn AI online
 The education platform focused on helping workers gain skills they need for great careers in tech, Udacity, has partnered with IBM Watson, Didi Chuxing and Amazon Alexa to offer a new nanodegree in artificial intelligence, the companies announced today at the IBM World of Watson conference. IBM Watson…
Artistic Vision and Inspirational Materials Combine to Create Muller Van Severen Furniture
Award-winning designer duo Muller Van Severen have been creating inspired domestic artifacts…
The northern lights might put on a serious show tonight
Right now, the Earth is being slammed by fast-particles shot out by the sun, and that means tonight the northern lights could put on quite a show for people as far south as New York and Iowa. Assuming the storm keeps up, the solar wind could supercharge the aurora borealis, pushing the oval — which…
If this is Apple’s new MacBook Pro, it may change computers forever – CNET
Images purportedly showing the tech titan’s anticipated MacBook Pro reveal a touch-sensitive bar running above the keyboard.
Pandora will strike up its Spotify rival December 6 – CNET
Pandora Premium will take on upstart rivals Spotify and Apple Music with the $10-a-month, on-demand music subscription it could never offer before.
Aether’s Tromsø keeps you warm without the bulk of a traditional parka
You’ll always be ready for the winter in this jacket.Photo: AetherNamed after one of the coldest locations the Aether team had ever experienced, the Tromsø jacket brings you parka-level warmth in a stylish jacket. The jacket manages to keep wearers extra warm with 800-fill power goose down and a heavy-duty…
Tim Cook ‘not sure’ Apple will meet iPhone 7 Plus demand by the end of the year
 Apple is working to match the demand for the iPhone 7 Plus as best as it can, but it might not meet all the demand by the end of the year, CEO Tim Cook said on the investor call discussing its fourth-quarter earnings. “It’s hard to say,” Cook said in response to an investor question about whether the…
Digital Trends
Ecobee wants you to donate your smart thermostat data to combat climate change
As the maker of several high quality connected thermostats, Ecobee is already a smart company. But its new project may be its best move yet — an opt-in program that lets users volunteer to share their data for a large-scale study into home energy efficiency and climate change. “Helping the world conserve…
Digital Trends
Suffering from sender’s remorse? Here is how to unsend Gmail messages
One of the many advantages of email is that you can send a message to anyone, anywhere, as long as you have an internet connection. Of course, instantaneous delivery has consequences — once you send an email, you might not be able to take it back. Perhaps, in the heat of the moment, you send your boss…
Big Think
Now A.I. is Deliberately Trying to Scare Us, if We Aren’t Already
Programmers at MIT publish A.I.-generated scary images scary for Halloween.Read More
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
Renewable capacity passes coal, additions outpacing demand in US, Europe
Enlarge (credit: Steve Braund) According to the International Energy Agency, 2015 was a banner year for renewable power, marking the first time that total installed renewable capacity passed coal. The agency just released its analysis of the medium-term prospects for renewables, which includes a…
This new bike is designed to be ridden on your stomach
The Bird of Prey claims to be aerodynamic, eliminate strain on the back, and improve stability because it positions the rider on his or her stomach Read more…More about Mashable Video, Transportation, Invention, Cycling, and Bicycle Racer
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Satechi’s New Slim Aluminum Wireless Keypad
Satechi’s New Slim Aluminum Wireless KeypadSatechi has announced the availability of its newest Metallic Series product – the Slim Aluminum Wireless Keypad. The sleek keypad expands the functionality of a user’s existing keyboard to create a more comfortable environment when working on accounting tasks,…
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West, Arab states ‘protecting terrorists’ who will never win in Syria – Mother Agnes to RT
The West and the Arab states keep sponsoring and defending militants in Syria, despite the fact that they will never prevail against the government, Christian nun and Syrian peace campaigner Mother Agnes-Mariam told RT. Read Full Article at
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News: Four winners announced in 2016 AIANY COTE Awards
Over the last three years, the AIA New York Committee on the Environment (COTE) has hosted their own edition of the COTE Awards to celebrate projects that demonstrate exemplary sustainable design, both technically and aesthetically. After scoping through projects located within a 200-mile radius from Central…
These DIY Halloween costumes bring your sci-fi fantasies to life
What better time to celebrate your favorite sci-fi and fantasy film characters than Halloween? This year, dare to dress unconventionally while simultaneously celebrating your undeniable love for classic ’80s and ’90s films like Back to the Future, Edward Scissorhands and Predator. SEE ALSO: 10 ‘sexy’…
Sony Xperia XA 16GB Unlocked GSM Android Smartphone $199.99
Sony Xperia XA 16GB Unlocked GSM Android Smartphone $199.99
Democracy in the age of the Internet of Things
 Who wants to read up on candidates’ policies, attend rallies or even watch a debate? You just want to jump into the bed of democracy with the one who turns you on politically, right? Who would bother to vote in the future if a set of sophisticated algorithms just identified, by trawling your data mine,…
More leaked macOS assets show Touch ID on new MacBook Pros w/ unlocking functionality
While a leak of Apple’s new MacBook Pro earlier today offered a first look at the much rumored OLED touch screen built into the device’s keyboard alongside Touch ID, we’ve found yet more hints that seem to show Touch ID can also be used for unlocking functionality. more…Filed under: Apple …
Warm Up With Plyometrics for a Speed Boost
Plyometric exercises aren’t just fancy ways of jumping. They can make you a faster runner if you do them regularly, and can build strength and power no matter what your sport. A quick plyo routine is a great way to warm up for a run, or to do as a mini workout any time. This eight-minute workout from…
Having trouble getting sound from your sound bar? Try this. – CNET
If you can’t get sound from your sound bar, or you can’t get sound with certain apps or sources (like your Blu-ray player), there might be an easy fix.
The Wirecutter
The Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards
We did the math on six of the most popular travel rewards cards to find out which spenders will get the most from which cards. Anyone spending over $2,000 per month will earn considerable rewards and bonuses with the new Chase Sapphire Reserve; frequent travelers will enjoy perks like lounge access and…
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Autism study finds early intervention has lasting effects
Some autism symptoms reduced in children six years after their parents receive communications training.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20862 – latest science and technology news stories
Species speed up adaptation to beat effects of warmer oceans
Some fish species are adapting to survive environmental changes without significant genetic evolution, according to research from the University of East Anglia and Dalhousie University, Canada.
Tweak a Sodastream to Use Cheaper CO2 Containers and Stop Buying Proprietary Canisters
Owning a SodaStream is awesome, especially if you’re a seltzer lover (and I am.) Shelling out for those proprietary tanks and refiles though, knowing that cheaper CO2 is widely available, isn’t. Luckily, it’s not difficult to hack your SodaStream and save a ton of money.Read more…
New Scientist – Online news
Mice fall for rubber hand illusion just like us
Rodents can be tricked into thinking a fake tail is their own, and in doing so may help us develop prosthetic limbs that are more easily incorporated into body image
The Awesomer
Waterjet Carved Jack-o-Lantern
LinkWhile we enjoy hand-carving pumpkins for Halloween, we’d be cool letting this 60,000 psi industrial waterjet cutter perform the task for us. The folks at the Waterjet Channel show how their cutter can crank out a jack-o-lantern in 30 seconds flat. More Awesome Stuff: Incredible Conveyor SystemThe…
Yahoo Scanning Order Unlikely To Be Made Public: Reuters
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Obama administration officials briefed key congressional staffers last week about a secret court order to Yahoo that prompted it to search all users’ incoming emails for a still undisclosed digital signature, but they remain reluctant to discuss the unusual…
Japan’s ‘Scientific’ Whaling Program Sucks
Once again, the International Whaling Commission (IWC) has attempted to create a South Atlantic sanctuary for whales. And once again, it has been thwarted by a pro-whaling coalition led by Nordic nations and Japan—which, in blatant disregard of the UN’s International Court, continues to slaughter whales…
Digital Trends
Book-sized battery can power a TV for 4 hours or a mini-fridge for 8
Battery packs are typically either portable, or powerful enough to charge more than a smartphone, but not both. The 35-ounce Plug, however, boasts a capacity sufficient to recharge a DSLR 30 times, a laptop 3 times, or a smartphone 28 times while still being slim enough to slide into a bag. Designed…
Digital Trends
Eizo’s EV2780 features a 27-inch bezel-less monitor with USB Type-C support
The new USB Type-C connector has become de rigueur among new technology products, showing up on everything from smartphones to notebooks. The new port offers a number of advantages over the older micro USB slot, including directionless plugin, increased data rates, and the ability to carry power to charge…
Next Big Future
China building small lead cooled fast nuclear reactor that can fit inside a shipping container and generate 10 MW of heat or about 4 MW of electricity
China is making a small lead-cooled reactor that would fit inside a shipping container. It will measure about 6.1 meter long and 2.6 meter high and would be able to generate 10 megawatts of heat, which, if converted into electricity, would be enough to power some 50,000 householdsIt is also capable of…
Sub Pop’s co-founder launched a fun music remixing app
 Okay, this is actually pretty cool. I’ve only been playing around with it a bit, but I can definitely see it becoming addicting — particularly if the service’s creators can bring more musicians on board. As it stands right now, 8Stem’s collection of remix-able music is fairly limited — perhaps not surprising…
Nomad Ultra Rugged Cable Series
An ultra strong set of cables for your Apple or Android devices.
Hot Takedown’s World Series And NBA Preview Spectacular
 Subscribe: iTunes |ESPN App |Download |RSS |New to podcasts?Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (Oct. 25, 2016), we preview the World Series. First, we take a look at the Cleveland Indians and ask if credit for their success belongs only…
A Cubs Fan Ponders If He Even Wants The Cubs To Win
You’re reading Back of the Envelope, an experiment that aims to bring shorter, quicker content to FiveThirtyEight.Do I want — really, actually, genuinely want — the Cubs to win the World Series? It’s a question I grappled with at length after a couple whiskeys with my best friend from back home as they…
Election Update: Where Are The Undecided Voters?
Every new poll seems to provide support for one of two impressions of the race: one in which Hillary Clinton is pulling away toward a historic landslide, and another in which Clinton holds a lead but Donald Trump remains on the fringes of contention.On the whole, the data released over the past several…
The fundamental design flaw of every chatbot
GUEST: Around this time last year, chatbots weren’t on our radar, generally speaking. Sure, AI-powered conversations with brands, a la Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa, have been around for some time. But it was Facebook’s rollout of its chatbot API platform for Messenger in April of this year that catalyzed…
HyperX Cloud Stinger is an amazing $50 gaming headset
Kingston’s HyperX division isn’t goofing around. It wants to win over a mainstream audience, and its latest product should do just that. The HyperX Cloud and HyperX Cloud II headsets are already among the best gaming-specific earphones on the market under $100, but now the company is attacking the sub-$50…
Samsung Pay gets a refreshed interface that transforms it into a digital wallet
When Samsung launched its mobile payment service last year, it entered a market where it went head-to-head with Apple and Google. The idea behind Samsung Pay was simple: to offer a secure and easy-to-use mobile payment service that lets consumers make purchases practically anywhere physical cards are…
Next Big Future
Future US Marines will hit beaches with Swarms of many types of drones first then Marines will Follow
The US Marine Corps wants to deploy swarms of drones ahead of troops during amphibious operations in coming years.The concept, incorporating Low-Cost UAV Swarming Technology, or LOCUST, developed by the Office of Naval Research, would bring a flotilla of weapons, including underwater drones, unmanned…
Ars Technica
Microsoft releases open source toolkit used to build human-level speech recognition
Enlarge (credit: Microsoft) Last week, Microsoft announced a speech recognition breakthrough: a transcription system that can match humans, with a word error rate of 5.9 percent for conversational speech. This new system is built on an open source toolkit that Microsoft already developed. A major…
Facebook’s experimental app uses AI to turn live video into fine art
LAGUNA BEACH, California — Facebook just gave an early look into an experimental camera app that uses artificial intelligence to make live video look like art. Speaking Tuesday at the Wall Street Journal’s WSJD Live conference, Facebook Chief Product Officer Chris Cox demoed the app, which he said offered…
Apple Has Created ‘Detailed Mockups’ of iMessage For Android
One of the biggest features on iOS that isn’t available on Android is iMessage, an instant messaging service that allows users to send information over Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, and other forms of internet access to other iOS or OS X users. Earlier this year, there were been rumors swirling around the possibility…
New Scientist – Online news
Autism intervention is first to show benefits over the long term
A programme that tweaks parents’ communication skills is the first to show consistent improvements in children with severe autism
The Cozy Corner Workspace
Redditor chinatownrocks just built their first PC, and put together their first workspace! You wouldn’t know it by looking at these photos though—everything just works, and it’s a great package to inspire your own space. Here are some more photos.Chinatownrocks notes that, to be fair, before these photos…
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Solartab is back with a more powerful (and waterproof) solar tablet charger
The newest version of this solar charger & battery is lighter and offers a more powerful solar panel, and includes dual USB ports and a USB-C port.
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Sorry, Sling TV. DirecTV Now will stream 100 channels for $35 a month
Cable-cutters have something to think about now, as AT&T’s DirecTV Now streaming service plans to offer over 100 channels for $35 a month.The news was unveiled by AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson during today’s Wall Street Journal Live conference, adding that the company plans to have the service…
No hardware Escape key on new MacBook Pros? Don’t fret, macOS Sierra lets you remap the Escape action to a modifier key
After seeing the leaks for the upcoming MacBook Pro, many people have wondered how their workflows might be hindered by the removal of the hardware Escape key. While it’s very likely that an Escape key will be able to be mapped to the OLED Magic Toolbar, macOS Sierra contains another handy provision…
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East Timor’s 12,000-year-old cave art
Rock art up to 12,000 years old has been found in caves in East Timor.
Digital Trends
TomTom Spark 3 review
Fitness trackers aren’t exactly uncommon these days. Not only are there dozens of them on the market, but there’s little to set many of them apart. Even the ones that are unique are often riddled with issues like inaccurate heart rate tracking. TomTom, however, hopes to change that. The company has…
RT – Daily news
Pentagon promises to resolve National Guard bonus repayment problem amid House investigation
The House Oversight Committee has launched an investigation into National Guard troops being ordered to repay massive enlistment bonuses they received years ago. Meanwhile, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has promised to resolve the problem. Read Full Article at
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Geek Toys : Star Trek Enterprise Ornament
Conifers: The Final Frontier Combine your celebration of the holidays with a celebration of Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary with this gold-colored 2016 Hallmark Keepsake ornament that plays The Original Series’ pilot theme song, complete with Kirk’s voiceover! $32.99
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Home & Office : Star Wars R2-D2 String Lights
Artoo-Tree-Too. It’s not a holiday party with R2-D2! Get a set of 10 lighted R2 units to string up on your tree, your wall, around your door, or anywhere else you need some droidly holiday cheer. $24.99
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Geek Toys : Star Wars Exclusive Chewbacca Stocking
Make your own holiday special! What do Wookies expect to get in their stockings? A travel Dejarik game? A mini crossbow? Fur mousse? Walking carpet cleaner? You’ll have to hang up this ThinkGeek-exclusive Chewbacca stocking on your mantel to find out! $14.99
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Geek Toys : Star Wars Scene – Darth and Leia Ornament
Star Wars Scene – Darth and Leia Ornament. Sure to give you the warm and fuzzies this holiday season. Is Darth saying, “Don’t get me another tie!” Doubtful. Relive a classic Star Wars scene as Princess Leia stands up to Darth Vader in defense of the Rebel Alliance. $29.99
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Interests : Star Trek Tabletop 50th Anniversary Ornament
Dammit, Jim! I’m a Doctor, Not an Ornament! This Hallmark Keepsake Ornament features Kirk, Spock, and McCoy in familiar positions. Press the button to light up the scene and play dialogue from Star Trek: The Original Series as you celebrate Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary! $74.99
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Disney makes facial capture tech more practical for movies
If you don’t see facial motion capture everywhere in movies and video games, there’s probably a good reason for it. In order to train a capture system to match expressions, you frequently have to record the actor making all kinds of faces in different conditions… that’s a lot of effort, especially…
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‘Bits & Watts’: integrating inexpensive energy sources into the electric grid
Bits & Watts initiative (credit: SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory) Stanford University and DOE’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory launched today an initiative called “Bits & Watts” aimed at integrating low-carbon, inexpensive energy sources, like wind and solar, into the electric grid….
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Microsoft makes its deep learning tools available to all
The same internal, deep learning tools that Microsoft engineers used to build its human-like speech recognition engine, as well as consumer products like Skype Translator and Cortana, are now available for public use. Redmond announced today that it is open-sourcing the Cognitive Toolkit that has led…
Apple’s Annual Sales Fall For First Time Since 2001
An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNNMoney: Apple just posted its first annual sales decline since 2001, the year it launched the iPod and kicked off a tremendous run of groundbreaking products. The tech company revealed Tuesday that annual sales fell to $216 billion in the 2016 fiscal year ending…
Modern Cars Are Freaking Out In Car Washes
Modern cars are equipped with all sorts of fancy new safety equipment. A side-effect of all those automated braking systems and other goodies is that your car might freak the hell out in an automated car wash, kind of like trying to get a dog into a bathtub.Read more…
PayPal’s CEO sees the phone transforming commerce – CNET
The digital-payments company sees the phone eliminating the distinction between online and in-store commerce.
WhatsApp’s creators say they’re committed to users’ privacy – CNET
Messaging app co-founders say that users communicating with businesses will not attract spam.
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Lyft’s monthly passes lower the cost of your carpooling
Carpooling services such as Lyft Line and UberPool already make ridesharing more affordable, but it’s about to get cheaper — if you’re willing to pay in advance. Lyft is testing monthly Line passes that give you a significant discount, and save you from worrying about delays or Prime Time (aka surge…
Digital Trends
Google Express now delivers to nearly 90 percent of the continental U.S.
Google’s eponymous home delivery service, Google Express, is expanding its reach. On Tuesday, the Mountain View, California-based giant said that 13 new states in the Southeast and Northwest would join the scores of others already that already participate, and that the growth would be the service’s biggest…
Op-ed | Hillary will expand our space potential
We are fortunate to be entering a dynamic new era in space – one that will enable us to explore new worlds, expand our scientific knowledge, push the frontiers of technological innovation, and achieve our boldest aspirations in space. This forward trajectory has been fueled by pragmatic policies that…
Men’s rights documentary screening cut after online backlash
Tough break, Melbourne MRAs. A cinema in Melbourne has cancelled a scheduled screening of so-called “sexist” film, The Red Pill, after an online petition  demanded the screening be canned.  The feature documentary that focuses on the Men’s Rights Activist (MRA) movement in the United States was called…
RT – Daily news
Trump shuts off cash flow to GOP, halts fundraisers until Election Day
Donald Trump has reportedly stopped his big-ticket fundraisers, shutting off the tap for the Republican Party. The money would have gone to the GOP’s get-out-the-vote efforts, but Trump decided he’d rather take matters into his own hands. Read Full Article at
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Dish helps you follow out-of-town NBA teams
It’s tough being a San Antonio Spurs fan living in New York City, since I can only watch games shown on national TV. With NBA Team Pass, though, that’s not a problem. And starting today, Dish is making it available to its subscribers for $119 per sea…
Intel Capital’s Wendell Brooks apologizes for wanting to sell his portfolio
EXCLUSIVE: In his first 10 months at the helm of what is arguably the world’s most potent corporate VC arm, Intel Capital’s Wendell Brooks has weathered wrack after wrack. First there was the sharp decline in venture activity at the outset of 2016, then a rather public tumult about potentially divesting…
Why Tim Cook is Steve Ballmer
GUEST: What happens to a company when a visionary CEO is gone? Most often, innovation dies and the company coasts for years on momentum and its brand. Rarely does it regain its former glory. Here’s why. Microsoft entered the 21st century as the dominant software provider for anyone who interacted with…
Your Google Fiber dreams have probably just been crushed
Sorry, LA, Dallas, and San Jose. Your Google Fiber hopes have been put on hold…perhaps forever.  Google announced Tuesday that it was freezing any plans to expand into eight “potential cities,” with the other metropolitan areas on the list being Jacksonville, Florida; Oklahoma City; Portland, Oregon;…
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Wall-mounted wireless charger could cover every device in the room
The ability to charge devices without plugging them in may not be far away from everyday use in our garages, living rooms and even the furniture itself, but most of these current systems require the desired device to touch or stay near the power source. But the tools to overcome these problems…
Peak Design’s Everyday Tote Holds Everything, Including Your DSLR
It’s not a camera bag that holds a few other things, it’s a bag for everything that holds a camera.Peak Design, maker of your favorite camera bag, has a new backpack, tote, and sling up on Kickstarter. We don’t typically cover Kickstarter products until they’re available from major retailers, but with…
Renewables Overtake Coal As World’s Largest Source of Power Capacity
The world’s largest source of power capacity is now renewables, as roughly half a million solar panels were installed every single day last year. In addition, two wind turbines were erected every hour in countries such as China, according to the International Energy Agency. Financial Times reports (Editor’s…
Digital Trends
Chronos high-speed camera can shoot at 20,000 frames per second for $2,500
The home-brewed, Linux-powered Chronos high-speed camera is slowly but steadily moving forward. With a crowdfunding campaign coming soon, YouTube channel Taofledermaus recently got to test out the latest version of the camera, now called Chronos 1.4, that can churn out video at over 20,000 frames per… all content
Recipe for success with topological materials
Hamish Johnston visits Beijing on a hunt for the elusive Weyl fermions
Jetson Green
Off-The-Grid Bunker-Like Vacation Home
Since vacation homes are empty for most of the year, keeping them securely locked up is one of the main considerations. This was especially true for Casa Caldera, which is located only 15 miles (24 km) north of the US-Mexico border. Keeping this vacation home secure while unoccupied was one of the…
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Ultra-low-power transistors could function for years without a battery
Schematic cross-section of an Indium-gallium-zinc-oxide (IGZO) thin-film transistor [inset: schematic illustrations of atomic structures for less compensated (left) and more compensated (right) IGZO films, respectively] (credit: Sungsik Lee and Arokia Nathan/Science)Devices based on a new ultra-low-power…
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Chatbots with Social Skills Will Convince You to Buy Something
Virtual assistants that can read social cues and nonverbal signals are less jarring—and surprisingly persuasive.
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Intel’s new chips are for smart cars and the Internet of Things
Intel has been investing in IoT for years, playing catch up to compete with companies like Qualcomm that got to the market early and saturated it with their chipsets. But a declining PC market pushed them to make more drastic moves, cutting 12,000 jobs back in April to refocus on IoT and data centers,… – latest science and technology news stories
Tracking great reed-warblers’ incredible African migration
Populations of many birds that migrate between Eurasia and Africa are in decline, and species that depend on wetlands are especially in trouble. Without knowing what habitats they use throughout their annual wanderings, however, it’s hard to plan effective conservation measures. To fill in these gaps,… – latest science and technology news stories
A rare window on the lives of young albatrosses
Understanding population dynamics is crucial for the conservation of long-lived species like albatrosses, but collecting data on albatrosses before they reach adulthood and begin to breed is challenging. A new study from The Condor: Ornithological Applications provides the first direct estimates of the…
RT – Daily news
Drug tunnel equipped with lights, ventilation discovered at US-Mexico border
A long cross-border drug tunnel has been discovered running beneath Mexico towards the US. Starting at a house, the tunnel was well equipped for transiting loads of drugs which were allegedly bound for buyers in America. Read Full Article at
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The War Against Payday Lending
Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssMoney and BanksInterventionismMoney and BankingPolitical TheoryThe War Against Payday Lending 0 Views In June of 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) put forward a proposal to regulate the short-term loan industry. The Small Dollar Lending…
Gear Patrol
How 3D Immersive Audio Is Changing the Headphone Industry
It’s more than just surround sound for your ears. …Read More »
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Deals of Note: October 26, 2016
How to save on an Apple iPad Pro, Settlers of Catan and a Stoic flannel shirt. …Read More »
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Today in Gear: October 26, 2016
A luxurious wool blanket, a new money-payment app, an exquisitely engineered hi-fi turntable and much more. …Read More »
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ISPs facilitate piracy and should have to pay: Rights holders
The final day of the piracy site-blocking hearing saw the music studios argue that ISPs are sufficiently proximate to the infringement of copyright to have to bear legal and compliance costs.
RT – Daily news
1st of its kind: Scientists discover bizarre two-headed shark embryo
Scientists have discovered what they believe could be the first two-headed embryo among egg-laying shark species. The embryo, which is growing in a Spanish lab, also has multiple hearts, stomachs, and livers. Read Full Article at
Top Wi-Fi Information and Optimization Utilities
First and foremost, why do you need a Wi-Fi information/optimization tool? Although the range of functions varies in the programs listed, they all share a common goal which is to provide the necessary information about the Wi-Fi networks available so you can choose the best options for you.
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Acton injects light materials and 4WD into its electric skateboard line
New electric skateboards are hitting the street regularly, which is great for consumers but maybe a little tough for new manufacturers looking to distinguish their boards from the pack. No problem for Acton, which uses a 4WD hub motor system, distinct hexagonal deck, aluminum and carbon fiber…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Best laid plans: Eight embarrassing failures of the Space Age
On October 19, the ESA’s unmanned Schiaparelli Mars lander went silent after an attempted landing on the Red Planet that probably ended in an explosive impact on the surface. Over the years, we’ve seen many missions end in ways that remind us that space travel really is rocket science, so let’s…
IBM gives Slack developers access to its Watson Conversation API
IBM is building a plugin that gives bot creators access to Watson artificial intelligence, the company announced today. More specifically, the plugin will be released on GitHub and will give Slack developers access to the Watson Conversation API. IBM Watson’s VP of developer advocacy, Steve Abrams,…
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What does one do after a career spanning more than 40 feature films and hundreds of television roles; earning a star on the Hollywood Boulevard’s Walk of Fame; and, as Hikaru Sulu, piloting the USS Enterprise to regions of the universe where no man has gone before? Well, if you’re actor-turned-social…
Money 20/20 recap: Jack Dorsey, blockchain, and the future of financial services
FEATURE: In the financial services industry, blockchain looms as a large but distant and somewhat mysterious presence. A few forward-thinking bankers take it seriously and are trying to figure out how to turn it to their own advantage. Everyone else has heard about it, knows little about it, and is taking…
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AT&T is making millions by selling your phone records to law enforcement
It’s one thing for telecom companies to hand over citizens’ communications metadata when the law requires it, but it’s a whole new ball game when a firm turns that into a business. According to documents obtained by The Daily Beast, that’s exactly what AT&T has done. As part of its Hemisphere program,…
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Thirty abducted civilians killed by IS in Afghanistan
IS-linked militants in Afghanistan kidnap and kill 30 civilians, officials tell the BBC.
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Gregory Howes Inaugural Recipient of the Ronald C. Davidson Award for Plasma Physics
AIP Publishing has announced that Gregory Howes, an associate professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Iowa, is the winner of the inaugural 2016 Ronald C. Davidson …
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Haiti cholera scandal ‘the UN’s Watergate’, says body’s own human rights adviser
The UN’s refusal to accept responsibility for bringing cholera to Haiti six years ago, leading to the deaths of more than 9,000 people, is a scandal on the same scale as Watergate, the organisation’s own human rights adviser has told FRANCE 24.
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North Korea nuclear: US intelligence chief says disarmament unlikely
US intelligence chief James Clapper says the policy to persuade North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons programme is “probably a lost cause”.
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Computer analysis reveals Shakespeare’s collaborators
The mysteries surrounding legendary playwright William Shakespeare, such as the whereabouts of his skull and how much of his work is actually his, are so intriguing that they wouldn’t be out of place in one of his plays. Now, researchers have used a machine learning algorithm to analyze the…
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Fukushima decommissioning costs soar to at least $24bn
Cleanup costs of the devastated Fukushima nuclear plant over the next three decades will be far more than TEPCO previously estimated. An expert panel is now considering ways to avoid increasing the “public burden.” Read Full Article at
Nuclear Plants Leak Critical Alerts In Unencrypted Pager Messages
mdsolar quotes a report from Ars Technica: A surprisingly large number of critical infrastructure participants — including chemical manufacturers, nuclear and electric plants, defense contractors, building operators and chip makers — rely on unsecured wireless pagers to automate their industrial control…
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Amazon claims its press-to-order Dash buttons are starting to get busy
Have you pressed a Dash button yet? Amazon’s super-simple ordering buttons are apparently starting to catch on, with the company revealing on Tuesday that orders placed using the diminutive device have increased five-fold on a year ago. But Amazon being Amazon, we’re not told exactly how many orders… – latest science and technology news stories
Oregon weighs whether all kids should get outdoor education
Each year, thousands of Oregon parents hug their kids goodbye and send them tramping into the wilderness for up to a week to learn about their state’s natural wonders.
A teenager is suing websites for making fun of his mullet with memes
An Australian teenager is suing a small handful of publications for making fun of his luxuriant hair style, after an image of the man became immortalised in memes.  In what could be described as one of the most surreal legal records published in recent times, Ali Ziggi Mosslmani says Daily Mail Australia,…
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Save the vaquita: Plea at world whale assembly
Portoroz, Slovenia (AFP) Oct 25, 2016 The vaquita, a diminutive Mexican porpoise feared near-extinct, made a big splash at a world whaling meeting Tuesday with pleas to arrest illegal fishing to prevent its extermination. Sometimes referred to as Mexico’s “panda of the sea”, there were a mere…
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Canada seeking to cooperate with Russia in the Arctic
Ottawa (AFP) Oct 25, 2016 Despite tensions over conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, Russia and the West have maintained a strong working relationship in the Arctic and Canada’s new Liberal government is looking to further bolster that cooperation. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has continued to press…
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Driving mosquito evolution to fight malaria
Berkeley CA (SPX) Oct 26, 2016 One of the frustrations of fighting malaria is that mosquitoes evolve resistance to the insecticides used to kill them. Now researchers from Exeter University in the United Kingdom and the University of California, Berkeley, propose using insect repellents along with…
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‘Inhumane’ conditions at Haiti hurricane shelters: UN expert
Port-Au-Prince (AFP) Oct 25, 2016 Haitians displaced by Hurricane Matthew are living in “inhumane” conditions in government-run shelters, a United Nations expert said Tuesday. The powerful storm crashed ashore in southwestern Haiti on October 4 packing winds of 145 miles (230 kilometers) per…
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Report reveals a big dependence on freshwater fish for global food security
Madison WI (SPX) Oct 26, 2016 Freshwater fish play a surprisingly crucial role in feeding some of the world’s most vulnerable people, according to a study published Monday (Oct. 24) in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “It was eye-opening just how many people are deeply dependent…
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Chinese officials ‘interfered’ with air pollution data: media
Beijing (AFP) Oct 25, 2016 Police have arrested officials in charge of environmental protection in central China after they were accused of tampering with air quality monitoring data, local media said Tuesday. “Staff members interfered with the monitoring station a number of times, blocking the…
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Understanding bacteria’s slimy fortresses
Princeton NJ (SPX) Oct 26, 2016 Princeton researchers have for the first time revealed the mechanics of how bacteria build up slimy masses, called biofilms, cell by cell. When encased in biofilms in the human body, bacteria are a thousand times less susceptible to antibiotics, making certain infections,…
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The fight against deforestation: Why are Congolese farmers clearing forest?
Leuven, Germany (SPX) Oct 26, 2016 Only a small share of Congolese villagers is the driving force behind most of the deforestation. They’re not felling trees to feed their families, but to increase their quality of life. These findings are based on fieldwork by bioscience engineer Pieter Moonen from…
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Amazon rainstorms transport atmospheric particles for cloud formation
Upton NY (SPX) Oct 25, 2016 Understanding how tiny particles emitted by cars and factories affect Earth’s climate requires accurate climate modeling and the ability to quantify the effects of these pollutant particles vs. particles naturally present in the atmosphere. One large uncertainty is what…
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Feeling the Rhythm
Houston TX (SPX) Oct 26, 2016 Many astronauts play instruments, and some have even made music in space. Few have danced in space, though, perhaps because crew members find it difficult to tap their toes when weightless. Or it could be that spending time in space throws off their rhythm – at least…
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Tatooine worlds orbiting 2 suns often survive violent escapades of aging stars
Toronto, Canada (SPX) Oct 26, 2016 Planets that revolve around two suns may surprisingly survive the violent late stages of the stars’ lives, according to new research out of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre and York University. The finding is surprising because planets orbiting close to a single…
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Silent Falcon and MicroPilot succeed at NASA UTM 2016
Reno NV (SPX) Oct 25, 2016 Silent Falcon conducted a series of successful Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) demonstration flights as part of NASA’s Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management (UTM) system. NASA’s UTM program is developing a civilian traffic control system for autonomous low…
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Titan experiences dramatic seasonal changes
Meudon, France (SPX) Oct 26, 2016 As Titan approaches its northern summer solstice, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has revealed dramatic seasonal changes in the atmospheric temperature and composition of Saturn’s largest moon. Winter is taking a grip on the southern hemisphere and a strong vortex,…
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The Space Cadets of 2016
Hunstville AL (XNA) Oct 26, 2016 Every year, a group of Hong Kong and Macao youngsters get a close look at what it’s like to be in outer space. Wang Yuke reports. Applause and exclamations of congratulation echoed throughout the welcoming ceremony marking the triumphant return of eight of Hong Kong’s…
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US, China hold second meeting on advancing space cooperation
Moscow (Sputnik) Oct 26, 2016 Representatives from US and Chinese government agencies held the second US-China Civil Space Dialogue to advance collaboration on space activities, the US Department of State said in a press release. The State Department and China National Space Administration…
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Ice shelf vibrations cause unusual waves in Antarctic atmosphere
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 25, 2016 Low-frequency vibrations of the Ross Ice Shelf are likely causing ripples and undulations in the air above Antarctica, a new study finds. Using mathematical models of the ice shelf, the study’s authors show how vibrations in the ice match those seen in the atmosphere,…
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Urine may be the X factor to exploring deep space
Houston TX (SPX) Oct 26, 2016 Astronauts have been known to joke about how they turn yesterday’s coffee into tomorrow’s coffee. (Hint: It involves urine.) While this may seem like a gross scenario, it has become a reality on the International Space Station with the help of work done at NASA’s Johnson…
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Russia plans to revive lunar rover moon exploration program
Moscow (Sputnik) Oct 26, 2016 The Russian Academy of Sciences’ Space Council has plans to revive a moon exploration program using lunar rovers, Russian media reported, citing a laboratory head from the academy’s Space Research Institute. According to the Izvestia newspaper, there are plans…
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Satellite to improve weather forecasts
Beijing (XNA) Oct 26, 2016 China will launch its latest independently developed weather satellite at the end of this year, which is said to be technically comparable to similar satellites being built in Europe and the United States. The FY 4 satellite, the country’s second generation of weather…
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Mars: Cursed not, Difficult Yes
Melbourne, Australia (SPX) Oct 26, 2016 Hopes of another successful landing on Mars were dashed last week when the Schiaparelli probe went missing in action during its descent onto the Red Planet. Pictures released over the weekend from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter appear to show a parachute…
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India delays launch of dedicated South Asia satellite amid tension with Pakistan
New Delhi (Sputnik) Oct 26, 2016 India’s launch of a satellite on behalf of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) was announced two years ago by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the SAARC summit in Kathmandu. However, the launch date has been postponed indefinitely due to…
Duet Display Pro turns the iPad Pro into a Wacom Cintiq
The iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil shook the tablet world, demonstrating that things that can be created digitally using a rather unassuming accessory. But while the Pencil might be precise and accurate, the iPad Pro itself sometimes becomes the bottleneck, especially for illustrators and artists who…
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Dutch inventors develop giant vacuum to filter outside air
Dutch inventors have come up with a new way to clean the air of the Netherlands, and it has nothing to do with reducing carbon footprints. The solution is actually an enormous vacuum designed to filter out tiny particles from the atmosphere. Read Full Article at
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No Russian, Syrian flights around Aleppo for 8 days – Moscow
Russian and Syrian military jets have not conducted any air raids 10km around Aleppo for eight days, the Russian Ministry of Defense said Wednesday, adding that Moscow and Damascus are ready to resume ‘humanitarian pauses’ in the besieged city. Read Full Article at
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‘Many more’ corals die in Great Barrier Reef bleaching
More corals are dying and others are succumbing to disease and predators after the worst-ever bleaching on Australia’s iconic Great Barrier Reef, scientists said Wednesday. – latest science and technology news stories
Ericsson appoints new CEO amid decline in networks industry
Ericsson has appointed longtime board member Borje Ekholm as the new CEO as the Swedish networks operator struggles to improve earnings amid a decline in the industry. – latest science and technology news stories
Non-state actor likely behind US cyber attack: Clapper
The giant cyber attack that paralyzed many US sites last week was likely not the work of a foreign country, the top US intelligence chief said Tuesday.
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Middle Eastern hackers are using this phishing technique to infect political targets with Trojan malware
‘Moonlight’ group is likely to be involved in cyberespionage, warns Vectra Networks.
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SA fire-spotting tech could be informal settlement lifesaver
It’s 2 am and a blaze is about. For those of us in formal residential areas tucked away safely in bed, secure in solidly built homes with easy access to emergency services, that’s not an issue. But, as we sleep peacefully, another fire has ravaged an informal settlement. Early this morning, news broke… Full Feed
Brickbat: You Are Not Helping
Jasmine Turner was shopping when she got a call from the Suffolk, Virginia, police. Someone had spotted a child in her car, and they were afraid the child was in danger of overheating. Turner told them she does not have a child and did not see how a child could be in her car but she would be there…
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China receptionist job sees 10,000 applicants
Why did 10,000 people in China apply for one fairly low-ranking receptionist job?
Armani jumps into wearables with Emporio Armani Connected line
Previously seen as the domain of geeks and technophiles, fashion brands have started marching into the wearable and smartwatch market, though at different degrees. While some, like TAG Heuer, have dived head first into full smartwatches, others, like Armani’s modern and trendy Emporio Armani brand, are…
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space10 plants spherical, inhabitable ‘growroom’ in copenhagen
designed with architects mads-ulrik husum and sine lindholm, the multi-sensory pavilion aims to bring nature back into our cities. The post space10 plants spherical, inhabitable ‘growroom’ in copenhagen appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Why Apple may not be benefitting from Samsung’s Galaxy Note7 woes
As Samsung continues reeling over the fallout from its exploding Galaxy Note7, conventional wisdom is that this is a golden opportunity for rival Apple. With Apple rolling out the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus last month — following a year of declining sales — the absence of the Note7 in the marketplace…
Why investors hope India might be Apple’s new China
Amid a tough year for Apple that saw its first revenue decline since 2001, investors are particularly nervous about the steep drop in sales from China. And that has them turning their eyes toward Apple’s opportunity in India. Success in China has been a big story for Apple in recent years, in particular,…
Microsoft launches Azure IoT security program, certified device catalog
Microsoft today is announcing updates to its Azure IoT (Internet of Things) public cloud capabilities, along with new services to help business more widely deploy internet-connected devices and manage them from the cloud. Most importantly, the company is introducing a Security Program for Azure IoT,…
The Pokémon Go effect: 3DS sales up 19% as the mobile megahit stirs up fan excitement
Nintendo is having a rough fiscal year, but the company was able to rub off some shine from Pokémon Go to help buoy its most recent quarterly results. The 3DS and its Pokémon games saw a boost in sales last quarter thanks to the Google Maps-powered Pokémon Go app from developer Niantic. That game, which…
Amazon expands its AmazonFresh grocery delivery service to Chicago and Dallas
Amazon has announced that it’s launching its grocery delivery service in Chicago and Dallas, the latest in a line of expansions for the service in recent times. First launched in beta way back in 2007 in Mercer Island, Washington, AmazonFresh slowly expanded over the next eight years into Seattle, Los…
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US-led coalition killed 300 Syrian civilians in 11 probed strikes – Amnesty
Around 300 civilians were killed in eleven airstrikes conducted by the US-led coalition in Syria, which Amnesty International investigated for its latest report. Amnesty says the US must come clean about the civilian toll of its fight against Islamic State. Read Full Article at
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Dragon-inspired dinosaur egg museum in China is built from bamboo and concrete
Located in Qinglong Mountain National Geological Park, the dragon egg museum and its form was determined by the placement of the dinosaur eggs laid around 70 million years ago. The 70-meter-long building also pays homage to its more recent past with a roof made from reclaimed tiles left by local villagers…
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Samsung Pay adds new online payment options
Samsung Pay already works in a lot of places because of its canny MST magnetic tech, and the company is taking steps to make the service even more ubiquitous. Starting next year, it will work with Mastercard’s Masterpass, letting more users buy online from a computer or handheld device, skip the usual… – latest science and technology news stories
New analysis of big data sheds light on cell functions
Researchers have developed a new way of obtaining useful information from big data in biology to better understand—and predict—what goes on inside a cell. Using genome-scale models, researchers were able to integrate multiple different data sets and discovered new biological patterns among different… – latest science and technology news stories
Arctic found to play unexpectedly large role in removing nitrogen
Areas of the Arctic play a larger role than previously thought in the global nitrogen cycle—the process responsible for keeping a critical element necessary for life flowing between the atmosphere, the land and oceans. The finding is reported in a new study of the continental shelf in the Arctic Ocean… – latest science and technology news stories
New gene-editing technology successfully cures a genetic blood disorder in mice
A next-generation gene-editing system developed by Carnegie Mellon University and Yale University scientists has successfully cured a genetic blood disorder in living mice using a simple IV treatment. Unlike the popular CRISPR gene-editing technique, the new technology can be administered to living animals…
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OXO Silicone Sink Strainer
I came across the OXO Silicone Sink Strainer about a year ago — when my regular strainer/stopper broke. I was amazed that a sink strainer had over 1100 reviews on Amazon with an average rating of 4.6. But the strainer is really amazing. In the past, I’ve been frustrated by my standard sink strainer…
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Low-cost photo editor Luminar will light up Mac owners’ screens on November 17
MacPhun Luminar is, according to its maker, a fully-functioning photo-editing tool. It’ll work as a standalone program or as a plug-in and follows a now-familiar format – a large selection of preset ‘one-click’ effects backed up by manual filter adjustment settings, so you can modify the existing presets…
Nifemi Marcus-Bello’s Tebur table is carried like a suitcase
Nigerian designer Nifemi Marcus-Bello has designed a flat-pack desk that can store its own legs for easy transport. Read more
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EU ratifies increased Gazprom use of key gas pipeline – WSJ
Brussels has given the green light to Russia’s Gazprom to pump more gas through the Opal pipeline, reports the Wall Street Journal. Opal is an important connection to Russia’s Nord Stream pipeline to Germany and the Czech Republic. Read Full Article at
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‘This is our continent’: Britain to deploy drones & tanks to Estonia
Britain’s defense chief is mulling a deployment of Challenger 2 tanks and Royal Air Force (RAF) drones to Estonia amid heightened tensions. Read Full Article at
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National Geographic will stream Leonardo DiCaprio’s climate change documentary for free
Hollywood A-lister Leonardo DiCaprio has recently devoted himself to raising awareness of the negative effects of climate change and his new environmental documentary Before the Flood will soon be on National Geographic. The eco-flick is slated to premiere on National Geographic on October 30 and will…
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jonas van put’s buzzijungle pushes the traditional boundaries of workspaces
buzzijungle aims to elevate meetings and social interactions into a vertical office by encouraging users to interact with the structure and with one another. The post jonas van put’s buzzijungle pushes the traditional boundaries of workspaces appeared first on designboom | architecture & design…
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Buy: SBB Giant Watch
Their minimalist sensibilities have earned Switzerland’s Mondaine watches many accolades and a place in the MoMA Design Store, but it’s the brand’s ability to make the minimal seem so powerful and engaging that keeps fans on their toes. With the recently…… …
Russia Unveils ‘Satan 2’ Missile Powerful Enough To ‘Wipe Out UK, France Or Texas’
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Telegraph: Russia has released the first image of its new nuclear missile, a weapon so powerful that it could wipe out nearly all of the United Kingdom or France. The RS-28 Sarmat thermonuclear-armed ballistic missile was commissioned in 2011 and is expected…
FAA estimates space traffic management costs at under $100 million
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration estimates it can take over the job of providing collision warnings for most satellites from the Air Force for “well under” $100 million if it receives authority to do so. At an industry day here Oct. 25 organized by the FAA and two industry groups,… – latest science and technology news stories
VLT detects unexpected giant glowing halos around distant quasars
An international collaboration of astronomers, led by a group at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland, has used the unrivalled observing power of MUSE on the Very Large Telescope (VLT) at ESO’s Paranal Observatory to study gas around distant active galaxies, less than…
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Mysterious giant Celtic cross spotted by drone growing in Irish forest (VIDEO, IMAGES)
A giant Celtic cross design, only visible from the sky, has been discovered growing in an Irish forest. The 100-meter (330ft) long religious symbol remained undetected for years until airline passengers noticed it while flying overhead. Read Full Article at
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Russians willing to emigrate unchanged since 2011, poll shows
The proportion of Russians who want to leave their country for other nations has unchanged over the past five years according to a recent research, despite economic sanctions and political pressure applied from abroad. Read Full Article at
6 smart settings to make your Android phone anticipate your needs
There’s no denying that our smartphones have made our lives so much easier, putting our contacts and schedules, our driving directions, the whole internet, right at our fingertips. But if you’re using an Android phone you might be leaving even more convenience on the table. There are a bunch of super-smart…
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Hijab In High Places: Muslim Women Leaders Explain The Challenges Of Visibility
Muslim women who choose to wear hijab are rarely heard in the American workplace. These professionals aim to change that. Muslim women who choose to wear hijab are rarely heard in the American workplace. These professionals aim to change that.Noor Tagouri knew she wanted to be…
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Henrik Fisker just unveiled the face of his Tesla-killer electric car
Automotive designer Henrik Fisker just revealed the first head-on image of his upcoming long-range electric car. The new design is sleek and aerodynamic, with adaptive LED headlights and a combination radar and camera mounted in the center that will enable it to drive itself. …
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Syria conflict: Helicopter ‘drops bombs on Turkish-backed rebels’
Turkey says it believes a Syrian government aircraft has attacked Turkish-backed rebels battling IS.
EU’s new space policy to invest in startups, boost private investment
PARIS — The European Union’s executive commission on Oct. 26 unveiled a new space strategy that promises public investment to stimulate the creation of space start-up companies. The Brussels, Belgium-based commission, which acts on behalf of the 28 European Union members — still including Britain for…
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Young scientists under pressure: what the data show
Young researchers are having to fight harder than past generations for a smaller share of the academic pie.Nature 538 444 doi: 10.1038/538444a
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GM wants to use artificial intelligence to sell you stuff while driving
General Motors has partnered with IBM to add the latter’s artificial intelligence smarts to its cars. IBM’s Watson will be used to augment GM’s OnStar service, which currently offers features like vehicle tracking and turn-by-turn navigation for a monthly subscription fee. The upgraded OnStar Go, though,…
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Microsoft’s Skype redesign for Android, iOS: One-tap access, better group calls
Microsoft is updating its iOS and Android app for a better mobile experience. – latest science and technology news stories
Opinion: What men would do to fix the workplace equality gap
It is still true that far more men than women have leading roles in many organisations. If you ask women to explain this, as many researchers have, they point to workplace culture as a prime culprit. – latest science and technology news stories
Automating the search for small-molecule modulators of plant growth
Agricultural biotechnologists at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) have developed a screening technique that can quickly determine how chemicals affect the growth of plants. Together with their colleagues from the Russian Academy of Sciences, Lomonosov Moscow State University, and… – latest science and technology news stories
OSIRIS-REx spacecraft in good health after testing its thrusters
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft continues its so far flawless journey to asteroid Bennu, after successfully completing its first trajectory correction maneuver (TCM-1) on Oct. 7. According to the mission’s deputy principal investigator, the probe is currently in good health and all of its instruments are… – latest science and technology news stories
Simple forms of life are quick to colonise new ‘desert’ landscapes created by shrinking Arctic ice
A team of researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Leeds collected soils from an ‘alien-like’ post-glaciation landscape in the Norwegian archipelago, Svalbard, which had only recently been uncovered after several thousand year old ice had melted away. – latest science and technology news stories
Making it easier to collaborate on code
Git is an open-source system with a polarizing reputation among programmers. It’s a powerful tool to help developers track changes to code, but many view it as prohibitively difficult to use. – latest science and technology news stories
You are less anonymous on the web than you think—much less
If you still think you can be anonymous on the internet, a team of Stanford and Princeton researchers has news for you: You can’t. Over the summer, the team launched what they called the Footprints Project, which invited individuals to participate in an online experiment that allowed researchers to access…
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Russia reportedly tests nuclear-capable hypersonic glider warhead
Russian strategic missile troops reportedly launched an RS-18 ballistic missile on Tuesday. The launch may have been a test of the advanced hypersonic glider warhead, which would be able to defeat US anti-missile systems. Read Full Article at
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Nanoantenna lighting-rod effect produces fast optical switches
Southampton UK (SPX) Oct 26, 2016 A team of scientists, led by the University of Southampton, have produced a fast nanoscale optical transistor using gold nanoantenna assisted phase transition. The work, published in the journal Light, Science and Applications, opens up new directions in antenna-assisted…
Navdy Augmented Driving ships, lets you drive like a fighter pilot
Navdy first started talking up its in-car aftermarket HUD back in the summer of 2014. At the time the company was promising to ship the device in 2015 for about $499. 2015 came and went and now 2016 is almost over and Navdy has finally shipped what it claims to be the world’s first augmented driving… Physics News
Researchers use an optical technique to probe magnetism at a hidden interface between two exotic thin films
Magnetic properties of materials underlie technologies from old-fashioned recording tape to modern hard drives, and scientists are constantly pushing to develop new uses from magnetic behavior. Recently, researchers at MIT figured out how to use light pulses to map the magnetic direction and strength…
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Meteor, space junk or rocket? Mysterious flash alarms eastern Siberian residents (VIDEO)
People in eastern Siberia have been left mystified by a flash that illuminated the sky with green light, resembling the famous Chelyabinsk meteor of 2013. The event has become a hot topic for discussion, with people suggesting the flash could have been anything from a meteor to space junk or even a…
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Precise quantum cloning: Possible pathway to secure communication
Physicists at The Australian National University (ANU) and University of Queensland (UQ) have produced near-perfect clones of quantum information using a new method to surpass previous cloning …
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Giant air cleaner unveiled in Amsterdam by Envinity Group
Dutch inventors unveil giant outside air vacuum cleaner they say is capable of filtering out large quantities of toxic particles from the atmosphere.
AI Pioneer Yoshua Bengio Is Launching Element.AI, a Deep-Learning Incubator
One of the founding fathers of the deep learning movement is building a Silicon Valley-style tech incubator for AI. The post AI Pioneer Yoshua Bengio Is Launching Element.AI, a Deep-Learning Incubator appeared first on WIRED.
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Tangled Up in Spacetime
Hundreds of researchers in a collaborative project called “It from Qubit” say space and time may spring up from the quantum entanglement of tiny bits of information — Read more on
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To Track Down Bloodsucking Lampreys, This Robot Swims Like a Fish
In the bestiary of bizarre ocean creatures, there are few animals stranger than the jawless, finless sea lamprey. These eel-like fish are parasites, latching on to larger fish and boring into their skin with a tooth-lined sucker to feed on the blood of their prey.Sea lampreys are among an elite collection…
Services now worth more to Apple than each of iPad and (for now) Mac
Apple’s Services category covers everything from paid iCloud storage tiers to Apple Music subscriptions, and it’s been clear for some time that this recurring revenue is becoming increasingly important to the company’s bottom-line. Just how important was revealed in yesterday’s earnings report: in…
How to “Fake” Charisma Like Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Fallon may be a polarizing figure on the internet, but he can bring in the ratings. Some believe he’s fake, while others are drawn to his charisma. This video breaks down how to emulate that charisma on your own. This post is part of our Evil Week series at Lifehacker, where we look at the dark…
Yes, you can grill indoors. Just get your very own Smokeless Indoor Stovetop Grill!
Can an indoor grilling experience ever be possible? Most of you out there probably don’t think so. After all, grilling is associated with smoke and who wants … Read More
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Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid to cost $29,000?
Granted, the rumors are the after-tax-credit cost, but $29k for an 80MPG minivan sounds too good to be true.
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Leaked recording reveals Theresa May’s true fears about Brexit
Downing Street insists that the government will “make a success” of Brexit, despite a leaked audio recording of UK Prime Minister Theresa May predicting companies could abandon Britain if it leaves the EU. Read Full Article at
AT&T DirecTV Now online streaming TV service to cost $35 monthly
The AT&T bid for Time Warner hasn’t been approved and AT&T has already announced a new service that should make cable companies very nervous. AT&T has announced plans for a new online only TV service that will significantly undercut cable TV pricing, and even the prices that DirecTV offers…
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US election: Newt Gingrich accuses Megyn Kelly of being ‘fascinated by sex’
Newt Gingrich accuses Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly of being “fascinated” by sex during interview.
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Delta’s new app lets you track your bag from airplane to airport
Earlier this year, Delta introduced new RFID luggages tags to let airports and passengers more accurately track and identify bags. Now, the airline has updated its app to take this feature one step further — letting users track their bags on their mobiles. “From the moment our customers drop off their…
Google unveils the Jamboard, a 55-inch 4K digital whiteboard that’s cheaper than the Surface Hub
Google is taking on Microsoft’s Surface Hub with its own 55-inch 4K wall-mounted touchscreen aimed at businesses. The Jamboard is a cloud-connected digital whiteboard that lets teams collaborate on projects even when people are in different locations.
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$11 million floating solar testbed in Singapore will be the largest in the world
Related: The UK prepares to fire up the largest floating solar farm the world has ever seen Via Channel NewsAsia Images via screenshot
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archi-union employs robotic fabrication techniques for shanghai gallery façade
the renovation replaces an existing building, retaining and strengthening its exterior walls in order to maximize exhibition space. The post archi-union employs robotic fabrication techniques for shanghai gallery façade appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Staples develops an office competitor to Amazon Echo and Google Home
LAS VEGAS — While the Amazon Echo and Google Home brought the digital assistant to the home, Staples wants to do the same for the office. To do so, the office supply chain store is bringing its iconic Easy Button to life. Massachusetts-based Staples is testing a smart assistant device that looks…
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What Makes Humans Special?
A graphical tour of our evolutionary advantages starts with anatomy — Read more on
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61% of Americans don’t feel represented by either Democrats or Republicans
Despite the current US electoral landscape, which again sees a Democrat and a Republican leading the face off in the finals, more than six in 10 Americans who put them there do not feel represented by either party, a survey found. Read Full Article at
AAPL shares fall 3% in after-hours trading despite Q4 results close to expectations [U]
Update: AAPL opened 3.59% down at exactly $114. Despite Apple announcing Q4 earnings which lined-up almost perfectly with analyst expectations, the company’s shares price fell 3.26% in after-hours trading. After closing at $118.25 before the announcement, they were trading at $114.40 at the time of…
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Twitter phishing campaign targets customers of all major UK banks
Cybercriminals are using social media to trick customers into handing over their online banking credentials. – latest science and technology news stories
Unique tree chambers allowing scientists to bring the heat
At the edge of Sydney’s metropolitan fringe in the suburb of Richmond, Western Sydney University researchers are carefully taking measurements from the inside of several tall metal enclosures containing native trees. The 9 metre tall structures are lined in rows next to remnant bushland, and each hosts…
Why game developers should embrace player churn
SPONSORED: Presented by Simplaex. Churn. It’s an ugly word. Game developers are naturally concerned about player retention. But eventually even the most ardent player loses interest in a game. It’s normal. It’s part of the cycle. And so it’s also normal when developers are inclined to squeeze the…
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Police manhunt after iconic Muhammad Ali print stolen in legend’s hometown
Police in Louisville, Kentucky are searching for a suspect believed to have stolen a signed print of a Muhammad Ali portrait worth $5,000 from the walls of the eponymous Muhammad Ali Center. Read Full Article at
Meet Patrik Schumacher, Zaha Hadid’s Ambitious, Abrasive Successor
The man replacing Zaha Hadid wants nothing less than to lead a revolution in architecture. The post Meet Patrik Schumacher, Zaha Hadid’s Ambitious, Abrasive Successor appeared first on WIRED.
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Russian PM Medvedev among those evacuated due to fire threat at Skolkovo innovation hub (VIDEO)
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and other participants of a forum at Russia’s innovation hub at Skolkovo have been evacuated after smoke was detected and alarm systems went off, local media report. Read Full Article at
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Russia ‘puzzled’ by Norway’s decision to host US Marines in violation of decades-old commitment
Norway is to break a decades-old commitment not to host foreign troops on its soil by accommodating 330 US Marines next year. Russia, the apparent target of the buildup, said it was puzzled by the move. Read Full Article at
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Floating wave-powered desalination buoy cuts price of clean water production in half
We’re suckers for innovative solutions to the world’s water issues, especially if they promise to eliminate the environmental toll of conventional desalination plants. Mechanical engineers Chris Matthews and Justin Sonnet appear to have done just that with SAROS, a floating miniature desalination plant…
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AT&T reportedly spies on its customers for government cash
AT&T controls a big chunk of America’s cellular infrastructure, and it turns out that it’s been using that power for super-creepy purposes. The Daily Beast is reporting that the telco has essentially turned itself into a spy-for-hire in the pay o… – latest science and technology news stories
Scientists narrow search for a new ‘God particle’
As part of one of the most ambitious quests in science a senior physicist at The University of Manchester has helped to narrow the search to find a ghost-like neutrino particle – its discovery promising to be even bigger than locating the Higgs boson. – latest science and technology news stories
Breakthrough Listen to search for intelligent life around weird star
Tabby’s star has provoked so much excitement over the past year, with speculation that it hosts a highly advanced civilization capable of building orbiting megastructures to capture the star’s energy, that UC Berkeley’s Breakthrough Listen project is devoting hours of time on the Green Bank radio telescope… – latest science and technology news stories
Coastal wetlands save hundreds of millions of dollars in flood damages during hurricanes
As communities across the Southeast United States and the Caribbean count the cost of flood and wind damage during Hurricane Matthew, a pioneering study led by scientists at UC Santa Cruz, Coastal Wetlands and Flood Damage Reduction, has quantified how much protection natural coastal habitats provide… – latest science and technology news stories
Image: Cygnus spacecraft attached to space station’s Unity module
Orbital ATK’s Cygnus cargo craft (left) is seen from the Cupola module windows aboard the International Space Station on Oct. 23, 2016. The main robotic work station for controlling the Canadarm2 robotic arm is located inside the Cupola and was used to capture Cygnus upon its arrival.
Find Out How Many Days of Retirement Your Contributions Can Buy With This Tool
Retirement is a long time away and it can seem like the contributions you make don’t make a huge difference. However, with a little math (or this tool) you can see exactly how much another day of freedom costs.Personal finance site Keep Thrifty built a tool (which you can find at the source link below)…
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Dell UltraSharp 24 Wireless Monitor Review
Dell UltraSharp 24 Wireless Monitor Review Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site The Dell UltraSharp 24 Wireless Monitor uses the sometimes divisive Miracast technology to beam a signal from your Windows computer or Android device directly to your display, removing all the hassle and ugly organization… Full Feed
The Ruling Class: New at Reason
The elite have a lot of influence over the way we think. John Stossel writes: I don’t like Donald Trump. I used to. I once found him refreshing and honest. Now I think he’s a mean bully. I think that partly because he mocked a disabled person. I saw it on TV. He waved his arms around to mimic a…
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Kamikaze cells wage biowarfare and fight viruses with viruses
When a giant virus attacks one marine predator, it sacrifices itself to make viruses that kill the attacker
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Facebook is working on its own version of Prisma
New photo editing apps like Prisma and Snapseed have changed the way we show off our photos on social media in 2016, and Facebook now wants to change the way we upload videos too.Facebook’s Chief Product Officer Chris Cox showed off a prototype of similar filter technology to Prisma at an interview during…
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This tiny GTX 1080 PC is making eyes for your 4K living room TV
Zotac is 10 years old, and to celebrate a decade of its existence, the company threw a big bash in Hong Kong where it held a gaming tournament and revealed a clutch of new products, including a cool new mini PC alongside a refreshed VR backpack, plus a fresh graphics card and an SSD.So first up, that…
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This robot tutor detects the ’emotional state’ of its pupils
Teachers, watch out – your jobs could be next in line for the inevitable robot takeover. Spanish AI researchers have developed software that can take a pupil’s emotional state into account when teaching them.It’s the work of Imbernòn Cuadrado and his co-workers at the Department of Artificial Intelligence…
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The best Amazon Kindle deals in October 2016
DEAL ALERT: Amazon UK has just unveiled a large clearance sale of refurbished Amazon Fire HD 7 tablets. Using the voucher code below, you can save £20 and get one for just £44.99. That’s even cheaper than Amazon’s non-HD 7-inch tablet. This offer expires 7am November 2nd while stock is available.Voucher…
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Best smartwatches that may be worth picking up on Black Friday
Black Friday 2016 is likely to be the first time you’ll want to buy yourself a smartwatch.The prices are almost certain to tumble on some of the best wearables around and if you’ve yet to get a smart time ticker on your wrist, November is the perfect opportunity.We don’t know any of the specific deals…
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The eyes have it: Consumers want iris scanning to protect bank accounts
New research has revealed that the demand for banks to use biometric measures to bolster security has risen massively in the last two years, with iris scanning overtaking fingerprints as the most-wanted technique.The survey from financial tech provider Intelligent Environments found that the proportion…
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Cooler Master’s new gaming headset claims to lighten your CPU’s load
Cooler Master has upped the ante with its MasterPulse headset, releasing a Pro version which boasts virtual 7.1 surround sound and an integrated sound card, among other improvements.The MasterPulse Pro is a USB over-ear headset which comes with a sound card built into the in-line control box on the cord,…
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British banker took 60g of cocaine while torturing & killing prostitute, court told
British banker Rurik Jutting took up to 60 grams of cocaine while torturing and killing a prostitute, a Hong Kong court has heard. He is also alleged to have harbored fantasies of returning to the UK to kidnap and abuse teenage girls. Read Full Article at
Vue Smart Glasses feature bone conduction audio and track activity
Vue Smart Glasses have turned up on Kickstarter and they look more like normal glasses than other smart glasses we have talked about before. Take the Epson Moverio BT-200 smart glasses, they would never be confused for normal eyewear. The Vue Smart Glasses on the other hand can be fitted with prescription…
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The Internet of Things Is Growing Faster Than the Ability to Defend It
Last week’s use of connected gadgets to attack the Web is a wake-up call for the Internet of Things, which will get a whole lot bigger this holiday season — Read more on Full Feed
Video: UC-Berkeley Protesters Built a Human Wall to Violently Stop White Students from Crossing Bridge
Student protesters at the University of California-Berkeley gathered in front of a bridge on campus and forcibly prevented white people from crossing it. Students of color were allowed to pass. The massive human wall was conceived as a pro-safe space demonstration. Activists wanted the university…
IDG Contributor Network: What happens when Apple removes headphone jacks and USB ports from our devices
I climbed into my son’s car the other day, an older Saab with a fairly decent sound system. I had an iPhone 7 Plus in my pocket, but I didn’t bother fishing it out. I know the phone comes with a Lightning port adapter that lets you use a standard 3.5mm cable to connect up to a car stereo. The adapter…
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British defence chief: Syria’s Raqqa must be liberated by an ‘Arab force’
Sir Michael Fallon, British Secretary of State for Defence, gave an interview to FRANCE 24 after attending the Paris meeting of the coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.
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Steamm Espresso Shots
Price: $20/6 pk.  | BuyGive yourself a boost of energy with a shot of espresso, any time and any place. Steamm’s hand-pulled 2oz. shots come from organic beans, have a touch of raw cacao, and are slightly sweetened with organic stevia or cane sugar. They’re super delicious with milk too. More…
Loop aims to replace the kitchen TV with a streaming multimedia device
TVs have been in the kitchen for decades now to give people some entertainment while they gather to eat or hang out. A new device called Loop wants to re-imagine the kitchen TV with a retro styled device that can handle three needed family tasks with one screen. Loop is able to act as a communication…
IBM, Apple, bring Watson into the iOS enterprise
The transformative potential of the iOS enterprise took a huge step forward this week, with IBM giving iPhone users in-app access to the powerful cognitive capabilities of IBM Watson, using MobileFirst for iOS apps.Intelligence inside This is yet another dramatic outcome from the Apple/IBM partnership,…
To Do Creative Work, Be Prepared For Boring, Repetitive Tasks
If you judge by the movies, being creative is all about freewheeling ideas and a total lack of discipline. In reality, being an artist is hard work. If you want to build your art, be prepared to deal with some boring minutiae.Read more…
5 awkward money convos you’re gong to have at work (and how to handle them)
My office is dog-friendly, and luckily I have a friendly dog. While I’d love to bring Odie into the office, there’s no easy way to get him there without driving my car into Manhattan and paying for parking (I generally take the subway). I joked with a co-worker that if everyone in the office gave me…
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MPs want Sky and Virgin Media to make public channels more visible
Pay-TV providers in the UK may be forced to do more to promote the on-demand content of public service broadcasters (PSBs) on their platforms in the future, under new rules being discussed by MPs. The Digital Economy Bill, announced earlier this year…
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A river of 10,000 glowing books flows through Toronto
The battle between pedestrians and vehicles continues. A group of Spanish artists collectivelly known as Luzinterruptus have created a wonderful installation that uses thousands of books to fight pollution, noise and traffic jams in the world’s largest cities. For one night, their installation called…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Navajo tribe blazes new trail in the US with contract to grow industrial hemp
The Navajo recently signed their first contract to begin growing industrial hemp. By partnering with CannaNative, the tribe hopes that by selling hemp for rope, oil, and construction materials they can improve their dire unemployment and poverty rates. If all goes according to plan, their New Mexico…
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Syria conflict: Schoolchildren killed in Idlib air raids
More than 20 people, many of them schoolchildren, die in air strikes in rebel-held Syria.
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Imaging where cancer drugs go in the body could improve treatment
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SHAPES – Metal Cable Holder | Elegant Desk Accessories
SHAPES are aesthetically pleasing geometrical figures made of metal which is designed to hold cables, wires, chargers and also to serve as a perfect addition to your home decor. They help organize your work space and make your interior more unique and modern. SHAPES are made of a high-quality and reliable…
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I-EXTRUDER – Smart Solder Paste and Fluids Dispenser for PCBs
I-EXTRUDER is a stepper motor driven, Air-Free, solder paste and fluids dispenser for PCB prototyping, electronics assembly, DIY projects, crafts, professional or industrial assembly of products. Traditionally, to apply solder paste, compounds, lubricants, adhesives, etc., in electronics prototyping,…
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The XL Orb – Aluminum Spherical Container
The XL Orb is one of the coolest spherical keepsake containers made in the USA. The XL Orb’s quality construction starts with Aerospace billet aluminum. The outside tolerances are held to a tight +-.0005 to assure near perfect alignment between the two halves. The Orb’s halves are then hand polished…
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FOOD FRESHNESS CARD – Keeps Your Food Fresher Longer
The Food Freshness Card is a revolutionary product that can keep food fresher longer – twice as long or more! It’s a laboratory tested, award winning technology that has been designed to reduce food waste, save money on your grocery bills, and help save the planet. The Food Freshness Card is extremely…
Dad Makes Adorable Thunderstorm Costume for His Daughter
Lots of kids are terrified of thunderstorms, but not Zoey. Her dad, who you might remember from the glowing stick figure costume he made her a few years ago, is back with this over-the-top Princess Cumulus thunderstorm costume that’s as wonderful as it is impractical for actual trick-or-treating.Read…
Google Fiber Pauses Operations, CEO Leaves, and About 9 Percent of Staff Is Being Let Go
The future of Google Fiber has been shaky ever since Google’s parent company, Alphabet, was founded. The original plan was to expand Fiber’s blazing fast internet service to more than 20 cities, with the goal of eventually delivering nationwide gigabit service. However, Alphabet hit the reset button…
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Old Fire Station Turned into Dashing Modern Industrial Loft in Montreal
Turning an old apartment in an industrial setting that was originally built to serve as a fire station is a challenging task that demands a sensitive balance between past and present. Nestled in a cozy neighborhood of Old Montreal, this stylish loft apartment was transformed by Manon Bélanger by combining…
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Dutch inventors unveil a massive outdoor vacuum cleaner to purify city air
A giant outdoor air-cleaning vacuum cleaner was unveiled in Amsterdam yesterday. Its inventors at the Envinity Group claim the air purification system is the first of its kind and may soon help filter toxic particles from the atmosphere. The 26-foot-long steel vacuum cleaner has enough suction to intake…
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BetaList Jobs will help you find your next startup gig
Take it from me, startups are fun places to work. They’re more casual than your average 9-to-5. You don’t have to wear the dreaded suit-and-tie. And if your company becomes a “unicorn” and you have stock, there’s a chance you’ll become fabulously rich. But finding your first startup gig can be tricky….
KFC Combines Fried Chicken With Pizza To Create Chizza
Why mess with pizza? Pizza works. A flatbread base, crust (filled or not), cheese, tomato sauce, and as many toppings as you can handle. It’s food that leaves you satisfied. And that’s equally […]
Connected Piggy Bank Oinks When You Send Your Kid Money
When you were a kid, it might have been unthinkable for people to leave the house without a little cash on hand. Today, that’s the default for a lot of people as we […]
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Loop Personal Photo Display
Enjoy all of your photos and videos, share effortlessly and video chat on a wifi connected display with Loop. It’s one of the easiest ways to stay connected to the people and things you love. Loop connects to all your sources of photos and videos and organizes them into channels. Just select your source,…
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Google Jamboard – Smart Collaboration Space
The newest addition to G Suite, Jamboard merges the worlds of physical and digital creativity. It’s real time collaboration on a brilliant scale, whether your team is together in the conference room or spread all over the world. This 55-inch 4K screen will make it easy for teams to make those meetings…
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Blackberry DTEK60 Enterprise Quality Smartphone
DTEK60 by BlackBerry is ideal for enterprises and organizations looking to deploy devices to manage the security and productivity of their data and employees. It offers best-in-class security for enterprise customers with flagship specs – but at a lower price tier than most flagship phones – to help…
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Bixi – Control Any Smart Device by Simply Waving Your Hand!
Bixi tracks your natural, intuitive hand gestures, processing the movement into a meaningful action that is sent wirelessly to the device being controlled. Bixi works via Bluetooth Low Energy protocol, and the Bixi App connects Bixi to other devices based on Wi-Fi or other protocols. You can control…
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M-Jewelry – A Professional UV-LED, Wireless DLP 3D Printer
M-Jewelry has revolutionized 3D printing for jewelers, dentists, and professional designers. Born to help designers achieve outstanding results, M-Jewelry efficiently prints high precision designs. Jewelry and dentistry have specific 3D-printing demands. In fact, ordinary precision is meaningless to…
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Wirelinq – A Smart Android USB Converter Cable for Car Music
Wirelinq is a Smart Android USB Cable converter that allows for the easy integration of Android phone to the car stereo in vehicles manufactured in 2008 and up. Connected to the USB port of the vehicle’s car stereo, it allows for the full integration of music, text, titles, cover art, controls via car…
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Roller Bumper – Painting made Easy
Roller Bumper is a cool new painting accessory you can attach to your roller frame to stop you from bumping your fresh white ceiling with wall paint. With this bumper, you can reduce cut-in time with a paint brush by getting super close to ceiling surfaces. End unsightly ceiling touch-ups and start using…
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ADVENTURE MAT – A Clean Surface Wherever You Go
How many times have you arrived at a campground, trailhead or ski resort only to find yourself at the back of the car doing a balancing act on top of your shoes while you try to change into your gear without getting your feet dirty or wet? Now use the Adventure Mat as the ultimate solution to the changing…
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Mossberg: The PC has become part of the furniture
For a long, long time the PC was king. Whether it ran Windows, as most did, or was a premium-priced Mac, your desktop or laptop computer was your most cherished, most important digital device. For three decades, from roughly 1977 to 2007, people and companies gradually came to rely on PCs, by which I…
Roost Smart Smoke Alarm RSA-400 review: It’s all about that battery
We gave the Roost Smart Battery high marks when it came to market late last year. Equipped with a removable Wi-Fi module and a tiny microphone, the battery will send an alert to you and as many “watchers” as you care to designate the instant your smoke detector sounds off. Now Roost has teamed with Universal…
How to Stop Hackers From Spying With Your Webcam
You know a security risk is serious when Mark Zuckerberg starts paying attention. While putting tape over your webcam is one surefire way of making sure no one’s watching you on your webcam, you don’t have to rely on such primitive methods. There are a couple of apps that can do the job for you.Read… – latest science and technology news stories
As incomes rise in China, so does concern about pollution
Over the last 40 years, hundreds of millions of people in China have escaped poverty as this enormous nation urbanized and became a manufacturing powerhouse fueled by cheap coal and cheap labor. But this development strategy has imposed enormous environmental costs on the Chinese people. Air pollution… – latest science and technology news stories
IBM Watson’s new conversational capabilities bring brands and consumers closer
IBM today introduced Watson Virtual Agent, a cognitive conversational technology that allows businesses to simply build and deploy conversational agents. These agents, or “bots,” have emerged as businesses look to improve customer engagement, offering customers quick responses to queries and addressing… – latest science and technology news stories
2016 Antarctic ozone hole attains moderate size, consistent with scientific expectations
The hole in Earth’s ozone layer that forms over Antarctica each September grew to about 8.9 million square miles in 2016 before starting to recover, according to scientists from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) who monitor the annual phenomenon. – latest science and technology news stories
Iron-loving bacteria a model for Mars life
Single-celled microbes are considered a living example of the kind of life that might exist elsewhere in the Universe, as they are able to survive some of the extreme conditions that exist on other worlds. – latest science and technology news stories
Between science’s secretive, elitist past and open, accessible future
An old tradition and a new technology have converged to make possible an unprecedented public good. The old tradition is the willingness of scientists and scholars to publish the fruits of their research in scholarly journals without payment, for the sake of inquiry and knowledge. The new technology… – latest science and technology news stories
New automatic forest fire detection system by using surveillance drones
Researchers from UPM are developing a method to detect forest fires by using a new color index. The index is based on methods for vegetation classification and has been adapted to detect the tonalities of flames and smoke. – latest science and technology news stories
Citizen scientists can now lend a hand in penguin conservation
A new interactive and user-friendly website that tracks Antarctic penguin populations and provides information for scientists to better understand environmental changes will now be accessible to the general public. The new tool, developed by Heather J. Lynch, PhD, an Associate Professor of Ecology and… – latest science and technology news stories
How to read a STEREO image
In the same way that two eyes give humans a three-dimensional perception of the world around us, the twin spacecraft of NASA’s Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory mission, or STEREO, enable us to understand the sun in 3-D. Thanks to this mission, which launched on Oct. 25, 2006, we can see and study… – latest science and technology news stories
New ‘selfie’ microsatellite captures images of Chinese space station
Here’s a great new view of China’s Tiangong II space station, taken by a new ‘selfie’ satellite. The Banxing-2 satellite is about the size of a desktop printer and was released from the station on Sunday. It has been nicknamed the “Selfie Stick” by Chinese officials and is taking pictures of the station… – latest science and technology news stories
EU researchers offer sustainable solutions for European manufacturing
During its final conference held in Brussels on 18 October 2016, the EU-funded USE-IT-WISELY project outlined its innovative frameworks and tools that will equip European manufacturers to effectively compete in an increasingly globalised world economy. – latest science and technology news stories
Finger vein authentication using smartphone camera
Hitachi today announced the development of highly-accurate finger vein authentication technology using the camera commonly integrated in the standard smartphone. This technology will enable the use of biometric authentication using finger vein patterns to be available as a personal identification method… – latest science and technology news stories
Irrawaddy dolphins functionally extinct in Laos
The population of critically endangered Mekong River Dolphins—also known as Irrawaddy Dolphins —  in the Cheuteal trans-boundary pool between southern Laos and northern Cambodia has shrunk by 50 per cent this year alone and the population is functionally extinct in Laos, according to WWF. – latest science and technology news stories
Improved internal arc protection with new techniques
A new study from the University of Vaasa, Finland, investigates development directions of internal arc protection. Arc faults in switchgear can be characterized as electrical explosions which are very hazardous to personnel and devastating to equipment. – latest science and technology news stories
Why do so many women oppose feminism? A psychologist explains
Just when you thought sexism was a thing of the past, revelations about Donald Trump bragging about groping women hit the news. Yet only 13 per cent of female Republicans think he should stop campaigning for the presidency. While women generally favour his Democratic rival Hilary Clinton, 49% of them…
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500 rape threats in 4 days: Female MPs face constant abuse – report
Death threats and sexual harassment against female politicians are rife and eating away at democracy, according to a new international study of women MPs. Read Full Article at
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‘There’s no good answer’: Podesta leaks show Clinton campaign stumped by email server debacle
The latest tranche of emails from the account of John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair, has been released by WikiLeaks. Read Full Article at
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13 Science-Themed Halloween Costume Ideas For 2016
DIY Because sexy Harambe is in poor taste 13 Halloween costumes from this year in science…
Oh My Gourd: Watch How to Grow the Perfect Pumpkin
The ideal gourd for jack-o-lanterns, pies, and apparently, giraffe snacks. The post Oh My Gourd: Watch How to Grow the Perfect Pumpkin appeared first on WIRED.
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Indirect Effects of Rising CO2 Levels on Ecosystems More Important Than Previously Thought
The indirect effects of rising CO2 levels, such as changes in soil moisture and plant structure, can have a bigger impact on ecosystems than previously thought. Understanding their importance, in comparison to the direct effects, will improve our understanding of how ecosystems respond to climate…
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Researchers Invent ‘Perfect’ Soap Molecule That Is Better for the Environment and Cleans in All Conditions
A team of researchers, led by the University of Minnesota, has invented a new soap molecule made from renewable sources that could dramatically reduce the number of chemicals in cleaning products and their impact on the environment.
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FAU Awarded $4.4 Million From U.S. Department of Education to Increase Underrepresented Hispanics in Computer-Related Careers
Hispanics as well as low-income workers are underrepresented in the bachelor’s degree level computer-related workforce and are among the most underrepresented groups in these career fields. Full Feed
Florida Prohibitionists Fight Medical Marijuana With Halloween Legend
In 2014, the last time Florida voters considered a medical marijuana ballot initiative, opponents warned that doctor-approved pot cookies would abet rape. This year anti-pot groups are warning that cannabis candy made for patients could be surreptitiously handed out to children on Halloween, despite…
Significant Digits For Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news.0Number of fundraisers for Trump Victory — a joint committee of the Republican Party and Donald Trump’s campaign — scheduled between now and Election Day. The committee’s last formal fundraiser was the day…
How Apple and Facebook bring tech accessibility to the masses – CNET
The Silicon Valley giants are embracing users with disabilities, resulting in tech and features that everyone can appreciate.
Uber’s new Driver API gives developers access to Uber’s other user pool
 Uber has had developer tools for reaching riders for over two years, but not it’s also letting third-parties build products tailored specifically to its driver community, via a new Driver API revealed Wednesday. The Driver API will provide developers a direct channel to build apps for a targeted user…
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Russia & allies test joint air defenses as over 100 aircraft, 130 command centers put on alert
Over 100 fighter jets, long-range bombers and combat helicopters have been scrambled at their bases across Russia and six post-Soviet states as the allies prepare to test their integrated air defense system in a massive military exercise. Read Full Article at
Digital Trends
You can now tell Siri to turn on your lights with the Eve Light Switch
So much for clap-on, clap-off lights — now, the only sound you need to control the brightness of your bulbs is your voice. On Wednesday, Elgato launched the Eve Light Switch, heralded as “the world’s first light switch with HomeKit technology.” With this new smart home device, you can turn any single…
TVision raises $6.8M to take on Nielsen with thermal eye and emotion tracking tech
 Another startup out of MIT built on computer vision and focused on eye-tracking technology has raised funding to build out its business: Boston-based TVision Insights, which tracks who is watching what on TV and how they are reacting to it, and then works with advertisers and broadcasters to provide… – latest science and technology news stories
Australian desert telescope views sky in radio technicolour
A telescope located deep in the West Australian outback has shown what the Universe would look like if human eyes could see radio waves. – latest science and technology news stories
Pedestrians walk freely in a world of self-driving cars
Imagine an urban neighborhood where most of the cars are self-driving. What would it be like to be a pedestrian? – latest science and technology news stories
Despite ratings drop, Olympics boosts Comcast in 3Q
Comcast’s profit rose 12 percent in the July-September quarter thanks to the Olympics and the first third-quarter gains in video subscribers in a decade. – latest science and technology news stories
NTU Singapore’s robot to spray paint JTC’s industrial developments
A new NTU robot will soon be spray-painting the interiors of industrial buildings in Singapore, saving time and manpower while improving safety. – latest science and technology news stories
Customer-oriented firms are environmental leaders
Consumers are becoming increasingly interested in the environmental management practices of the firms they have relationships with and buy products from. Several studies have shown that customers are willing to pay premium prices for products manufactured in an environmentally friendly way. Other studies… – latest science and technology news stories
Ford recalls nearly 412K SUVs to fix fuel leaks
Ford is recalling nearly 412,000 older SUVs worldwide to fix fuel leaks that could cause fires.
Comment: Prepare to say hello to the first MacBook Pro designed without input from Steve Jobs
Quite a few people have been commenting on Apple’s use of ‘hello again’ as the tagline for tomorrow’s MacBook event. ‘Hello’ featured twice in the launch of the original Macintosh back in 1984: it was displayed on the screen in ‘handwriting’ to show off the graphics capabilities of the machine, and…
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How to turn a Stormtrooper toy into a kid-sized Halloween costume
A year ago, Jakks Pacific released a massive toy for part of their Force Awakens line: a 48-inch stormtrooper. It’s a neat action figure, with a motion-activated sensor that allows it to repeat a couple canned lines. While it was neat to have a mini-trooper around the house, one roughly the size of… Full Feed
Greens Against a Carbon Tax in Washington State
If man-made global warming produced by rising concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere from burning fossil fuels poses a significant problem, then most economists think that a revenue-neutral carbon tax imposed at the minehead and the well-head is the cheapest and most efficient solution….
Amazon rolls out Alexa on its Fire tablets – CNET
The cloud-based voice service is now available on Amazon’s most recent Fire tablets, as promised.
Physics News
Forging a brand-new chemical bond using the pressure of the Mars core
When it comes to making chemical bonds, some elements go together like peanut butter and jelly; but for others, it’s more like oil and water. Scientists can combat this elemental antipathy using …
Physics News
The molecular mechanism that blocks membrane receptors involved in immunological response are identified
Nearly 70% of the drugs currently being developed target membrane receptors. Located outside the cell, these receptors play a decisive role in transmitting information to the inside of the cell. …
An Enormous Cloud of Toxic Sulfur Is Spreading Across Iraq
During a fierce battle for control of the Iraqi city of Mosul last week, Islamic state fighters set fire to a gigantic sulfur plant. Days later, a plume of sulfur dioxide continues to spread over surrounding areas, darkening skies and making the air toxic to breathe.Read more…
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How Deadly Assassin Bugs Sneak Up on Spiders
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New transit score measures cities by how many people live near rapid transportation
How does your city measure up? When attempting to quantify a city’s quality of life, walkability is often the go-to metric. But what about walk-to-transit-ability? People Near Rapid Transit is a new city-scoring tool from the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP), and measures…
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Getting a First Look at What Could be Volkswagen’s First Electric Sports Car
Though the glimpses are only of renderings and plans, Volkswagen is giving us a chance to view firsthand what may be the first ever electric sports car. The firsthand view comes after the automaker filed for a design and plan patent with the World Intellectual Property Organization. The patent was then…
Mobile Magazine
Tesla Just Announced All Its Car Models will Have Self-Driving Hardware
The science fiction of self-driving cars in films like Minority Report, The Fifth Element, Total Recall, and I, Robot may no longer be Sci-Fi for long. Tesla just announced that all of its production model cars including the much awaited Model 3 will now include the Autopilot 2.0 Tesla Vision or autonomous…
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These Are Some Really Awesome Techs But Too Bad You Can’t Buy Them Yet
When you visit crowdfunding campaign websites like Indiegogo or Kickstarter, you will literally be deluged with hundreds of new technology and gadgets, some that are just downright stupid, useless, weird, or all three combined. It sometimes can feel like someone inventing bath soap with a hole in the…
Baby whose dad paid $40 to hold him is now charging for hugs
You probably heard about Ryan Grassley, the dude who was charged $39.35 for making skin-to-skin contact with his newborn baby in the hospital. Now, Grassley is charging others $39.35 for hugging his baby. SEE ALSO: One man was charged $40 to hold his newborn baby “Hey Reddit I’m the dad who was charged…
Someone smashed Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
A heated election is coming (finally) to a close but things are getting uglier and uglier as Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was reportedly smashed by vandals early Wednesday morning. SEE ALSO: An exhaustive video of the worst Donald Trump insults Deadline reports that the act happened…
Uber in talks with Indian Railways to offer pick-up, drop-off to passengers
Uber is in talks with Indian Railways on a number of proposals, aimed at offering taxi services to get passengers to the station and drop them home, according to the Economic Times.  SEE ALSO: Uber, Ola to offer rides to Indian government departments with no surge pricing Uber has proposed setting…
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Aleppo: Your questions
Choose which question you want the BBC to investigate
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Two-dimensional anodes for advanced sodium ion batteries
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Using MOFs for solid capture of carbon dioxide
Today’s Best Deals: Tri-Ply Cookware, Discounted Watches, Political TV, and More
Tri-ply cookware, discounted watches, and political TV shows lead off Wednesday’s best deals. Read more…
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How to Use Statistics to Understand Poll Results
Learn how to use statistics to understand the significance of the latest political polling results and to keep yourself from being duped by misleading information — Read more on
39% off Behringer Xenyx 802 Premium 8-Input 2-Bus Mixer, for Podcasting or Musicians – Deal Alert
This premium 8 input 2 bus mixer lets you mix multiple audio sources in real time, and output them to you computer, making it ideal for podcasting, live music, and more. Take your podcast to the next level by taking calls over Skype. Studio grade compressors let you mix vocals and instrumentals with…
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Russian DM Shoigu blasts double standards, urges joint effort in fighting terrorism
Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has reiterated the position that all members of the anti-terrorist coalition must abandon double standards and consolidate their forces to achieve victory. Read Full Article at
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Judge grants final approval for Volkswagen diesel settlement
Over a year after Volkswagen’s emissions cheating was revealed, a federal judge has approved a settlement covering 2.0-liter four-cylinder VW diesel cars with illegal “defeat device” software. U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer granted approval yesterday to a settlement that was finalized at the…
The Louvre is on Fire! Hearth Shaped Like Museum’s Iconic Glass Pyramid
Few architectural creations short of the Eiffel Tower are so emblematic of the city of…
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Would-be groom gets cold feet, severs genitals
A man who really didn’t want to get married mutilated his genitals to avoid the big day, choosing agonizing pain and emergency surgery over taking a wife – for the second time. Read Full Article at
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Cameron to publish ‘tell-all’ memoir… but will ex-PM come clean about #PigGate?
Former PM David Cameron says he will publish a ‘tell-all’ autobiography, reflecting on the highs and lows of his six years in office. It is not clear, however, whether he will address those salacious rumors involving an intimate part of his body and a pig’s head. Read Full Article at
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London’s Heathrow Airport will get a third runway. Is this a good thing?
Perhaps we shouldn’t be building more of these when there are low-carbon alternatives to flying.
Ars Technica
Sid Meier reflects on 25 years of Civilization
Meier holds forth with fans at a Firaxicon fan gathering in 2014. Sid Meier is not very good at Civilization. The creator and namesake of the long-running Sid Meier’s Civilization series—which just saw the launch of its sixth numbered release last week—freely admits that he’s only “OK” at his…
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Brain changes in offending pedophiles uncovered
New research reveals that certain alterations in the brain may be present in pedophiles, with differences between hands-on offenders and those who have not sexually offended against children.
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Cytomegalovirus infection relies on human RNA-binding protein
A new understanding of how cytomegalovirus interacts with host cells provides a new potential therapeutic target, conclude scientists.
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Drug use in business bathrooms in New York City surveyed
This is the first quantitative study of business manager encounters with drug use which suggests overdose recognition and naloxone training, combined with the operation of supervised injection facilities, could save lives.
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Rabies vaccine effective even after warm storage
Rabies vaccines stored at warmer temperatures still protect against the disease in dogs, a new research study concludes. The work could lead to improved vaccination coverage in hard to reach, rural areas in Africa and Asia where electricity for cooling is limited.
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Dieting success may be hardwired into the brain
Scientists studied the connections between the executive control and reward systems in the brain, and discovered the ability to self-regulate a healthy body weight may be dependent on individual brain structure.
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World’s largest study shows effects of long-term exposure to air pollution and traffic noise on blood pressure
Long-term exposure to air pollution is linked to a greater incidence of high blood pressure, according to the largest study to investigate the effects of both air pollution and traffic noise by following over 41,000 people in five different countries for five to nine years.
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More than 50% of Americans now have at least one chronic health condition, mental disorder or substance-use issue
With the future of US healthcare likely to rest on the next presidency, a new study highlights just how complex the medical needs of many Americans now are.
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How often do quantum systems violate the second law of thermodynamics?
The likelihood of seeing quantum systems violating the second law of thermodynamics has been calculated by scientists. The team determined a more precise version of a basic law of physics – which says that disorder tends to increase with time unless acted on by an outside force – and applied it to the…
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Can a brain-computer interface convert your thoughts to text?
Ever wonder what it would be like if a device could decode your thoughts into actual speech or written words? While this might enhance the capabilities of already existing speech interfaces with devices, it could be a potential game-changer for those with speech pathologies, and even more so for “locked-in”…
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Sleep loss tied to changes of the gut microbiota in humans
Curtailing sleep alters the abundance of bacterial gut species that have previously been linked to compromised human metabolic health, results from a new clinical study suggests.
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Adolescents do not ‘get the gist’ when it comes to making risky decisions online
Adolescents are more likely than adults to take online risks, regardless of the gamble involved, according to new research.
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Carpenter ants: When social instructions may be dangerous
Why do social beings sometimes put their own common sense aside to follow the lead of others, even though by doing so they could be brought to death’s door? Research on carpenter ants is the first to show that so-called social information delivered by other ants often overrides an individual’s assessment…
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Study reveals which genes are critical to a plant’s response to drought
Because plants cannot relocate when resources become scarce, they need to efficiently regulate their growth by responding to environmental cues. Drought is the most important cause of reduced plant growth and crop yield, which makes insights into a plant’s drought response highly valuable to agriculture….
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Can the brain feel it? The world’s smallest extracellular needle-electrodes
5-?m-diameter needle-electrodes on 1 mm × 1 mm block modules have now been developed by researchers. This tiny needle may help solve the mysteries of the brain and facilitate the development of a brain-machine interface.
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Structure of key DNA replication protein solved
A research team has solved the three-dimensional structure of a key protein that helps damaged cellular DNA repair itself. Investigators say that knowing the chemical structure of the protein will likely help drug designers build novel anti-cancer agents.
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First time-lapse footage of cell activity during limb regeneration
Researchers have, for the first time, recorded how cells of the epidermis behave during the regrowth of adult limbs after amputation. The scientists carried out continuous live imaging of a regenerating leg in the crustacean Parhyale hawaiensis, a close relative of the common sand hopper.
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3-D-printed magnets: How can you produce a magnet with exactly the right magnetic field?
How can you produce a magnet with exactly the right magnetic field? A research team now has a solution: for the first time, they have created magnets with a 3D printer.
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Scientists root for more cassava research to help meet greater demand for food
Global food demand is expected to grow by 110 per cent over the next 30 to 35 years, and for many of the poorest people on the planet, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa, cassava is the most important source of calories. Cassava is also important as a crop that is resistant to climate change, but it…
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Researchers use CRISPR to accelerate search for HIV cure
A newly developed gene-editing system has been used to find gene mutations that make human immune cells resistant to HIV infection.
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New SIDS research shows carbon dioxide, inner ear damage may play important role
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) may be linked to the build up of carbon dioxide and existing inner ear damage according to a new study. Experts say the finding could help researchers understand the sequence of events and risk factors that lead to SIDS deaths.
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Study suggests approach to waking patients after surgery
The use of general anesthesia for surgery has not changed fundamentally since it was first introduced 170 years ago. Patients are still left to come around in their own time following withdrawal of the drug. However, some patients can take a considerable amount of time to wake up, creating a line up…
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Improved water splitting advances renewable energy conversion
A way to more efficiently create hydrogen from water has been discovered by scientists, representing an important step in making renewable energy production and storage viable.
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Breakthrough drug approved as alternative to chemotherapy for people with advanced lung cancer
Pembrolizumab, an immunotherapy drug has been approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration as first-line treatment for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The first-line designation means that some patients will have access to the drug without first having to receive other treatments such as chemotherapy.
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‘Heartbeat stars’ unlocked in new study
Matters of the heart can be puzzling and mysterious — so too with unusual astronomical objects called heartbeat stars.
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People with Autism May See Motion Faster
A surprising visual advantage might help lead to better and speedier diagnosis  — Read more on
This $13 USB-C to USB-A Hub Mercifully Includes a Passthrough Charging Port
There are plenty of USB-C to USB-A hubs out there, but surprisingly few include a passthrough USB-C charging port, which is kind of important for MacBook owners who want to keep external devices plugged in for an extended period of time. iClever’s multi-port hub addresses this shortcoming for just $13…
Watch This Mesmerizing Sculpture Morph Like a Flock of Birds
Watch 400 paper birds flap and flock in mid-air The post Watch This Mesmerizing Sculpture Morph Like a Flock of Birds appeared first on WIRED.
Popular Mechanics
The future of Africa’s scientists and engineers
Fact: 80 per cent of all jobs will be related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by 2020. The post The future of Africa’s scientists and engineers appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
Verification Flow: Panel Gauges Future Flows
This transcript of a panel discussion that took place at DVCon India is chock-full of interesting information and invaluable advice.
Does Engineering Education Need a New Focus?
Resolving the many conflicting demands on what engineering students need to learn, and how they should learn them, is a problem with no single solution.
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
AI alarm clock gets to know you
You may not typically be firing on all cylinders when your alarm clock goes off, but French startup Holi says it has created an alarm clock that will fire on all cylinders for you. The Bonjour is a voice-controlled, artificially intelligent device that learns about the user and acts as their…
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Hungarian science spat, Kuwait’s DNA law and a transparency milestone
The week in science: 21–27 October 2016Nature 538 432 doi: 10.1038/538432a
RAVPower Took a 12,000mAh Battery Pack, and Somehow Made It Pocket-Sized
This RAVPower battery pack features dual 2.4A outputs and a 2A input for faster recharging, but the real reason to buy it is the size: I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more pocketable 12,000mAh charger, especially not one with dual outputs.Read more…
Stephen King Wrote a Horrifying Children’s Book From the Dark Tower Universe
If you thought Thomas the Tank Engine hailed from the worst parts of the Uncanny Valley, here comes Charlie the Choo-Choo to make you reevaluate that.Read more…
Opera 41 drastically speeds up the process of opening multiple tabs simultaneously
If you’re like me, it’s not uncommon to have dozens of tabs loaded across multiple displays. While having that many tabs open doesn’t typically present much of a problem, it can be quite taxing if you happen to launch them all at once – especially if you are running dated…
RT – Daily news
LinkedIn could soon be banned in Russia
The world’s largest professional network LinkedIn could soon be blocked in Russia. The company has failed to comply with a law that obliges companies to keep data on Russian users in the country. Read Full Article at
RT – Daily news
EU wants universal corporate tax rules
In the wake of a series of high profile tax scandals, Brussels has proposed to relaunch one of its oldest and the most ambitious reforms which could boost the EU economy and tackle aggressive tax avoidance schemes. Read Full Article at
Keep Your Gadgets Organized With This $7 Grid-It Organizer
Grid-It Organizer, $7 with code 65238V95Grid-It organizers use a criss-crossing arrangement of elastic straps to secure your sundry power cables and gadgets in your bag, and you can pick up a large one for just $7 today with code 65238V95. I’ve owned one of these for years, and never leave town without…
Digital Trends
Moovit is going to help you get to your polling station on November 8
Election Day is less than two weeks away. On November 8, the American citizenry will have the opportunity to choose its next leader, and one app wants to make sure that as many people as possible take advantage of that opportunity. Public transportation app Moovit has partnered with politically minded…
Digital Trends
Food at your fingertips: See meal delivery options in Google Maps for iPhone
Sure, you can navigate your way to food with Google Maps, but we know what you really want to do is have your food find its way to you. And now, Google Maps on iPhones helps you do that — sort of. The latest update to the popular navigation app now shows you food-ordering options. That means that when…
How much are web icons worth? A lot if you’re Font Awesome 5 – CNET
The Kickstarter campaign for an updated version of this icon and CSS kit has already surpassed it’s goal by over 700 percent with over a month to go. But it’s the video that’s truly awesome.
GM’s OnStar and IBM’s Watson bring your whole life into your car – Roadshow
OnStar Go seeks to improve your life by bringing suggestions into your car’s infotainment system.
Prolonged Exposure to Outer Space is a Serious Pain in the Back
New research shows that astronauts who return from extended missions in space experience a significant weakening of their spinal muscles. Disturbingly, their back muscles don’t return to normal even after several weeks back on Earth.Read more…
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WHO Cancer Agency Asked Experts to Withhold Weed-Killer Documents
The organization has also stirred controversy over coffee, mobile phones and red meat — Read more on – latest science and technology news stories
The buzz about edible bugs: Can they replace beef?
The idea of eating bugs has created a buzz lately in both foodie and international development circles as a more sustainable alternative to consuming meat and fish. Now a report appearing in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry examines how the nutrients—particularly iron—provided by grasshoppers,… – latest science and technology news stories
Entire Himalayan arc can produce large earthquakes
The main fault at the foot of the Himalayan mountains can likely generate destructive, major earthquakes along its entire 2,400-kilometer (1,500-mile) length, a new study finds. Combining historical documents with new geologic data, the study shows the previously unstudied portion of the fault in the… – latest science and technology news stories
New heights reached for solids that capture carbon dioxide at low concentrations in gas mixtures
Carbon dioxide capture is a high-profile area of chemical research offering a direct approach to tackling the rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide. This greenhouse gas is largely blamed for global warming and climate change.
Steam Your Wrinkled Clothes–Even on the Road–For Just $17
Steaming your clothes might not get them as crisp as ironing, but it does a decent enough job in a fraction of the time, and for $17, why not? It’s even small enough to pack away in your suitcase.Read more…
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Breaking Research in AACC’s Clinical Chemistry Journal Could Improve Diagnosis, Treatment of Pediatric Developmental Disorders
A study appearing online today in Clinical Chemistry, the premier journal in the field and a publication of AACC, has for the first time established precise newborn reference intervals for several steroid hormones and amino acids that play key roles in child development. This research could lead to earlier…
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Rwanda & The Philippines rate better than UK for gender equality, study shows
Britain is lagging behind countries including Rwanda, the Philippines and Nicaragua in a global ranking of gender parity, slipping to 20th place on the World Economic Forum (WEF) index. Read Full Article at
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China to overtake US nuclear capacity
The growth of China’s nuclear power industry will make it the world’s biggest in 15 years, the World Nuclear Association (WNA) said on Tuesday. Read Full Article at
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Pregnant Women in Rural Pakistan Have an Unusual New Ally: Voicemail
Starting in January 2017, expectant mothers in rural Pakistan will be able to sign up for a voice message service that will give them simple healthcare tips over the course of their pregnancies, urging them to eat more iron, for example, or to get a certain vaccine. This might sound ho-hum to people…
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The iPhone Is Now Just Another Phone
It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that June 2007 was a watershed moment in our relationship with technology. It was then, already soaring on the success of its iPods and growing Mac userbase, that Apple “reinvented” the phone by launching one of the most recognisable and prolific smartphone devices…
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US mental-health chief: psychiatry must get serious about mathematics
Joshua Gordon says that his focus at the National Institute of Mental Health will be on quick wins, brain circuits and mathematical rigour.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20893
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China’s Army Hosts An Autonomous Robot Contest
From Our Blogs: Eastern Arsenal Called “Overcoming Obstacle 2016” The PLA showcases a wealth of domestic research on autonomous robot vehicles.
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Hang Pictures Perfectly With This Math-Whiz Measuring Tool
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If You Need an Excuse to Go for a Walk, Science Just Provided One
Want to improve your mood? This study recommends you get walking, even for a short time, and even if your surroundings aren’t picturesque. Read More
Heliomorphism Revived: A Reexamination of Design Determined by the Sun
This feature has been created in collaboration with URBANNEXT, a multi-platform aimed at developing, disseminating and distributing content centered on architecture through a focus on the contemporary human milieu and its challenges. Architizer features a weekly discussion from urbanNext’s journals…
Microsoft’s Remix 3D lets you share and print 3D creations from Minecraft and Paint 3D
Your blocky Minecraft worlds could soon invade reality. During a Windows 10 event in New York City, Microsoft revealed that Minecraft players will be able to 3D print their creations next year. The same goes for what they build inside Paint 3D, the new art creation tool that Microsoft also unveiled…
Triseum unveils calculus educational game Variant: Limits
Triseum is unveiling Variant: Limits, the first game in a series that teaches students how to learn calculus in a fun, results-driven experience on the PC. Calculus is critical for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers. But 38 percent of students drop out of it, according to the Mathematical…
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Bandai Announces A Life-Size Godzilla Figure, Sort Of
Six foot, four inches. That’s the height of the Godzilla figure (including the base) that has been unveiled by Design Coco. The figure is based upon Godzilla’s appearance in the 1991 movie Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah, and stands at the height of the Godzilla costume used for the movie. So yeah—life-size….
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Falcons Patrol Fruit Fields for Pesky Invasive Birds
Birds of prey work where other traditional methods of bird abatement—like scarecrows, pyrotechnics and netting—fail. Emily Schwing reports. — Read more on
Now you can turn 3D objects into real-life holograms with the Edge browser
Microsoft Edge, the default web browser in Windows 10, is getting a 3D upgrade with the Windows 10 Creators Update coming in early 2017. Using a HoloLens headset, users can literally place the 3D objects they create with Windows 10 Creators Update in 3D space as holograms. SEE ALSO: Microsoft shows…
Ars Technica
Comcast sues Nashville to halt rules that help Google Fiber
(credit: Comcast) Comcast yesterday sued the Nashville metro government and mayor to stop a new ordinance designed to give Google Fiber faster access to utility poles. Comcast’s complaint in US District Court in Nashville (full text) is similar to one already filed by AT&T last month. Both…
Microsoft just relaunched Paint, and it’s exactly what you think it is
While we’ve all moved on from Microsoft Paint, Microsoft is still holding onto it like a precious child. At Wednesday’s big Microsoft Event, the company relaunched the old school drawing application that you probably spent hours on in high school and haven’t thought about in years – with a 3D twist….
Cheap ‘mixed reality’ headsets that support AR and VR are coming in 2017
There are two computing headset camps right now: virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive and augmented reality headsets like Microsoft’s HoloLens. At Microsoft’s Windows 10 event on Wednesday, the company announced a handful of new hardware partners that will be producing affordable…
Go from human to superhuman with these DIY Halloween costumes
Halloween is fast approaching, which means one thing: you’re going to need a super costume. If you’re overwhelmed with the seemingly endless wardrobe options out there, fear not. When in doubt, dress as a Marvel or DC character.  These DIY tutorials are here to salvage your Halloween and teach you…
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Mental Health Treatment, Mobile Style
Phone apps designed to help military personnel and veterans deal with PTSD, depression and other issues can be surprisingly effective—and they’re right in your pocket — Read more on
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Canadian nonprofit builds North America’s first urban earthship in Calgary
We here at Inhabitat can’t help but feel warm with affection about any sort of earthship, the sustainably built homes made largely from reclaimed and recycled materials. The first such structure to appear in an urban area in North America, as far as we can tell, has emerged in Calgary, Alberta in Canada,…
Digital Trends
After 18 years, Audi will no longer race at the 24 Hours of Le Mans
For nearly two decades, Audi has dominated the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Since 2000, there have only been four occasions when an Audi hasn’t taken first place at the legendary endurance race. But that streak is officially over. Audi is pulling out of Le Mans. As part of a major rethink of its motor sport…
Digital Trends
Brain transplant: Watson AI to make Slack’s chatbot smarter
IBM’s Watson supercomputing AI, which previously beat human competitors at Jeopardy and even edited its own magazine, is set to impart some of its wisdom to another automated system: Slack’s chatbot. It’s all part of IBM’s new Watson Virtual Agent effort, which allows Watson’s intelligence to be imparted…
RT – Daily news
Russia withdraws request for carrier battle group to refuel in Spain amid NATO pressure on Madrid
Russia has withdrawn a request for its aircraft carrier group to be refuelled at the Spanish autonomous port of Ceuta, as the ships have already passed Gibraltar, a Russian Embassy source told RIA Novosti. Earlier, top NATO & EU officials expressed anger at reports of Spain’s decision to allow the…
Geek deals: Save 20% on Titanfall 2 with Amazon Prime
Excited to play Titanfall 2 when it comes out on Friday? If you act fast, you can still pre-order a physical copy of the game on Amazon, get it on the day of […]
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Game streaming coming to Windows 10, and bitstream coming to Xbox One
Enlarge / Microsoft’s Jen McCoy speaks about updates to gaming in Windows 10. (credit: Jennifer Hahn) Microsoft’s Windows Creator Update event included a brief segment about the company’s game-specific updates. That Wednesday segment kicked off with an announcement that Windows will now come with…
Ciara and Russell Wilson confirm that a baby is on the way
Despite a crowdfunding strategy to break them up, and some tweets and comments from a certain rapper, it looks like nothing can really slow down the love story between Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and singer Ciara.  The happy couple announced on Monday that they will be expecting their…
Bisected house with apartment tower built right next to it is a bit mad
Around the world, apartment blocks are springing up in cities in lieu of older houses. But this apartment in Sydney, Australia is pretty bizarre. It’s a semi-detached house, sliced in half, and a five-story apartment block has been built snugly right next to it. SEE ALSO: Australia sweetens deal for…
Report: Apple to announce new app for Apple TV at tomorrow’s event, a personalized TV show ‘watch list’
Although the Apple event scheduled for tomorrow has been colloquially labelled as a ‘new Mac’ unveiling, it appears Apple will be talking about some other things as well. USA Today is reporting that Apple is preparing to unveil a new app for Apple TV, which will give users personalised TV shows recommendations….
The Makerbot Replicator+ is still the easiest 3D printer on the market
 3D printing is in a bit of a doldrums. The novelty has worn off and the limited utility of the technology has been made clear. The bloom is especially off the rose of home 3D printing thanks to slow improvements in the actual technology involved in squirting plastic into clever shapes. There are only…
Alcatel IDOL 4S launches on T-Mobile with Windows 10 VR
The first device launched with mention of Windows 10 VR is the Alcatel IDOL 4S with T-Mobile. This smartphone is quickly becoming the most versatile casing for operating systems as it’s also been subject to an Android release in standard form and a BlackBerry release (also with Android). Now it’ll play…
Curbed National
Our transportation system is designed to damage the climate: here’s how to fix it
A new report offers a roadmap to a carbon-free future Once a sci-fi fantasy, automated vehicles have now become a regular news item, with thrilling daily reports on the exponential speed of innovation. Tesla, Uber, Google, Otto, and the entire car industry seem to be racing towards a sophisticated, efficient,…
BBC News – World
Paris Chinese ‘scared to go home alone’ after killing
French Chinese protest violent attacks on their community after a man is killed in Paris.
BBC News – World
Mosul: Iraqi Special Forces come under fire from IS
Video journalist Ayman Oghanna captures the moment when Iraqi Special Forces come under fire from so-called Islamic State.
BBC News – World
Charity: ‘Calais is a frightening place for children’
Dorothy Sang from Save the Children says Calais Jungle camp is a frightening place for children. – latest science and technology news stories
A step toward a UTI treatment that could thwart bacterial drug resistance
This spring, a Pennsylvania woman who developed a urinary tract infection (UTI) became the first patient in the U.S. reported to have a bacterial infection resistant to colistin, an antibiotic of last resort. The case set off alarm bells in the medical field. Now scientists report in ACS’ Journal of… – latest science and technology news stories
Climate change: Voters will be hot under the collar by 2099
By 2099 the nature of democratic politics could change in costly ways for politicians because of climate change, says Nick Obradovich of Harvard University in a paper in Springer’s journal Climatic Change. Leveraging a century’s worth of political science research, he predicts that voters’ disgruntlement… – latest science and technology news stories
Elderly Chinese immigrants feel at home in US with living conditions, independence, study finds
Having comfortable living conditions and independence from their adult children can help elderly Chinese immigrants find a sense of home and life satisfaction in the United States, but the inability to speak fluent English makes them feel unsettled, according to a research study. – latest science and technology news stories
MTV Europe awards plans Facebook bot, virtual reality
The MTV Europe Music Awards, seeking to reach a wide global audience, will feature a first-of-a-kind interactive bot on Facebook Messenger and a virtual reality edition, the network said Wednesday. – latest science and technology news stories
School pincipals shape students’ values via school climate
Over time, students’ personal values become more similar to those of their school principal, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Associational for Psychological Science. The findings indicate that principals’ values are linked with aspects of school climate… – latest science and technology news stories
Bill Gates urges UK to invest in science as Brexit looms
US billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates urged Britain on Wednesday to step up investment in science and research as it prepares to leave the EU. – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers invent ‘perfect’ soap molecule that is better for the environment
A team of researchers, led by the University of Minnesota, has invented a new soap molecule made from renewable sources that could dramatically reduce the number of chemicals in cleaning products and their impact on the environment.
This Makita Cordless Vacuum Works On Your Furniture, Or on the Floor
Not only is this 18V Makita cordless vacuum great for cleaning your car and your furniture, it also includes a wheeled extension so you can roll it around on the floor. Most impressively, it’s racked up a 4.6 star review average at its usual ~$150, so don’t miss out on today’s $109 Gold Box deal.Read…
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Dolby Atmos audio is coming to the Xbox One S
One of the gripes audiophiles have had with the Xbox One S is that despite the console’s Ultra HD Blu-ray drive, it doesn’t support next-gen audio standards. That changes sometime in the future with a free update adding Dolby Atmos playback (via bitstream). It’s not nearly as dramatic as Sony adding…
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Discommon and The James Brand have teamed up for a collaborative knife design. Paying homage to the shared love of the surf between the 2 design teams, “The Swell Knife? takes inspiration from the beautiful swell in the ocean, and features extensive milling textures to represent the turmoil and smooth…
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The new, long-awaited Powerbeats 3 wireless earphones are now available for purchase! The newest Beats model is both sweat and water-resistant, meaning you can wear them while exercising or during a light drizzle. They have up to twelve hours of battery life on a single charge, plus, a new “Fast Fuel?…
Modeling a Pendulum’s Swing Is Way Harder Than You Think
Modeling the motion of a pendulum is often included in introductory physics courses, but it’s not as easy as you think. The post Modeling a Pendulum’s Swing Is Way Harder Than You Think appeared first on WIRED.
How to Obtain Raw Milk, the Best Eggs, and Other Controversial Foods
Lots of things, including food, are a little more fun when they’re illicit, and I’ve always been of the opinion that you should be able to put whatever you want in your body, because it’s yours to eff up. While consuming raw dairy, unrefrigerated eggs, and horse meat isn’t technically illegal, the purchasing…
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Rio to Fight Zika with Massive Release of Bacteria-Infected Mosquitoes
Wolbachia-laden bugs will be deployed in two South American cities — Read more on
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Super-cold winters in the UK and US are due to Arctic warming
The warming of the Arctic is affecting the jet stream winds, bringing more cold snaps that persist for longer to the UK and US
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The best Xbox One games – 20 of this generation’s must-play titles
Since the day it launched back in November 2013, the Xbox One has delivered on great gaming experiences. Platform exclusive series like Halo and Forza have kept our game libraries stocked year after year, while one-off oddities like Kalimba and Sunset Overdrive have filled in any potential gaps in our…
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Spotify has no intentions of giving up its free tier service
Spotify has recently defended its continued offering of an ad-supported free tier by saying it’s good not just for fans of music, but the artists too. Speaking at the Wall Street Journal’s WSJD conference, more than one executive spoke favorably towards free tier music. Troy Carter, an executive who…
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Luxury hotel owner freed after dramatic abduction on French Riviera
A 76-year-old luxury hotel owner who was snatched in broad daylight near her French Riviera home on Monday has been found safe and sound, officials said Wednesday.
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UNESCO approves new divisive resolution on Jerusalem’s Old City
The US ambassador to UNESCO condemned as “inflammatory” a resolution approved Wednesday by UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee on the status of conservation of the Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls.
For her 69th birthday, Hillary Clinton got herself a nice tweet
When your birthday rolls around, don’t just depend on gifts from other people. It’s important to give yourself a little something, too. For example, Hillary Clinton gave herself a nice tweet for her 69th birthday on Wednesday. SEE ALSO: Adele disses Donald Trump at concert with Clinton in the audience…
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Scientists warn rapidly-melting glacier in West Antarctica could cause serious global havoc
Related: Scientists discover that melting glaciers are slowing down the Earth’s rotation Via Motherboard Images via Wikimedia Commons and NASA/GSFC/SVS
Amazon’s Making Childcare a Little More Affordable With Today’s Graco Gold Box
Raising a kid is expensive enough as it is, so Amazon’s offering new parents some relief with a one-day sale on Graco car seats, strollers, and cribs. Graco’s known far and wide as one of the most trusted names in the baby space, so send this deal to your frazzled parent friends; they’ll be sure to appreciate…
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Microsoft’s answer to Twitch is baked into Windows 10
Broadcasting live gameplay to Twitch or Facebook isn’t easy. It means setting up special capture software and navigating a mire of complicated bandwidth settings. Microsoft is trying to fix that: the next version of Windows 10 is going to integrate game broadcasting directly into the Xbox App. The streaming…
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Mercedes-Benz X-Class Pickup Truck
For all the glitz and glam that Mercedes-Benz has become associated with over the years, it’s worth remembering the brand has deep roots in the world of heavy-duty commercial vehicles. With the unveil of the X-Class pickup, they’re blending a little of that brawn with a bit of that beauty. Two versions…
WhoIsHiring tells you who is hiring and where
 WhoIsHiring is a clever site that aggregates startup jobs around the world. The unique angle — a map that shows you exactly how many jobs are in a particular area — is a clever and fun hack on the boring job boards of old. Created by Ania Bywanis and Sebastian Pawluś, the site is based in Krakow, Poland….
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Microsoft is bringing player-created e-sports tournaments to Xbox Live next year
Microsoft is expanding its Arena platform by letting players create their own competitive gaming tournaments. First launched in preview back in October, Arena is an e-sports platform that lets players compete in organized tournaments through Xbox Live. Previously Arena tournaments were organized by Microsoft,…
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T-Mobile just leaked a Windows 10 VR phone
During Microsoft’s Windows 10 event in New York City today, it looks like T-Mobile jumped the gun and posted the product page for a new Windows 10 smartphone designed for virtual reality. It’s an old phone — the Alcatel Idol 4S to be specific. The device was released back in July running Android, and…
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Chipotle’s Future: Pizza, Burgers, Dessert, Breakfast?
Why Chipotle, long renowned for its simplicity, is hoping new menu items and new burger and pizza restaurants are the key to its future. Why Chipotle, long renowned for its simplicity, is hoping new menu items and new burger and pizza restaurants are the key to its future.Will…
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‘We are visible’: 11 arrested after blocking New York bridge during morning rush hour (VIDEO)
Eleven people protesting for immigrants’ rights were arrested after they chained themselves to the George Washington Bridge’s upper level and blocked all inbound lanes to Manhattan during rush hour, causing a 90 minutes delay. Read Full Article at
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British welfare system to blame for migrant crisis, claims Calais deputy mayor
A French politician has blamed Britain for the crisis in Calais, claiming it was the UK’s welfare system that drove so many migrants to gather in the border town. Read Full Article at
This Might Be Our Best Shot at Finding That ‘Alien Megastructure’ 
Since it was first suggested that the flickering star known as KIC 8462852 might be a Dyson Sphere, telescope-toting astronomers associated with the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) have been scouring the system for signs of aliens. Now, the most well-funded SETI program on Earth—UC Berkeley’s…
Windows 10 gets more social with “My People,” a taskbar feature focused on sharing, communication
 Microsoft’s next version of its Windows 10 operating system, the Creator’s Update announced this morning, is about to get a lot more social. The company demonstrated a new feature called “My People,” which puts your most important contacts directly in the bottom toolbar on your desktop, so you can more…
10 things Apple’s new Macs could (and should) copy from the PC
What will the next Macs have? Ask a PC At long last, Apple is expected to unveil new MacBooks and possibly other Mac hardware on Thursday. The usual rumors fly ahead of the event, hinting at everything from long-overdue internal updates to innovative OLED touch strips.To find out just what Apple could…
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How to Get Group Message Replies as Individual Messages on Android
Sometimes, group messages just make more sense than sending individual messages. When you’re trying to get a group of people altogether and a conversation needs to happen, putting everyone in the same message is the way to go. Other times, that’s not the case.Click Here to Continue Reading
Sinister UK Taco Bells put Kit Kats in a quesadilla
It’s every late night drunken craving you ever wanted wrapped up in one, edible pouch.  Chocolate. Carbs. And Taco Bell.  Taco Bell’s UK locations (sorry, they haven’t yet made their way stateside) currently feature quesadillas made with chocolate chips and Kit Kat bars, reports Brand Eating.  …
Michael Bloomberg: Americans ‘petrified’ of losing jobs to tech – CNET
Technically Incorrect: The billionaire, who supports Hillary Clinton for president, acknowledges that Donald Trump represents nearly half the country and that technology worries job seekers.
Microsoft’s Paint brings 3D creation to all, even in VR – CNET
After 30 years, Microsoft’s Paint gets a 3D lift.
Windows-compatible VR headsets are coming from Acer, Lenovo and others, starting at $299 – CNET
The future of virtual reality might be a lot more affordable once Windows 10 Creators Update rolls out next year.
Ryobi ONE+ 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Combo Kit with Brad Nailer (5-Tool) $209
Ryobi ONE+ 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Combo Kit with Brad Nailer (5-Tool) $209
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Can 100 People Sink A Yacht In GTA V?
For all of you who played The Sims back in the day and got a kick out of killing them (deleting the swimming pool stairs so they’d drown, deleting bedroom doors so they’d starve to death) your guilty pleasure is back—sort of. YouTuber RZ Editz, or RZED for short, enjoys pushing the limits on simulated…
Windows 10 Creators Update adds easy-peasy PC game streaming over Xbox Live
Watch out, Twitch. After taking aim at Steam with the Windows Store and Xbox Play Anywhere, Microsoft’s now building on those initiatives by baking live game broadcasts directly into Windows 10’s Game DVR tool.When the free Windows 10 Creators update rolls out in spring 2017, the Game DVR tool will sport…
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Insult-em-up ‘Oh…Sir!’ arrives on PC, Mac and mobile
Few games are as difficult to categorise as Oh…Sir! Part beat-em-up, part smack talk generator, this weird indie title has you insulting your opponents into submission. Each match offers a central column with useful words and phrases — clothes, smells, relatives and more — which players take turns…
3D emoji are coming to Microsoft’s new Paint 3D
Microsoft is breaking emoji out of 2D.  As part of a free update coming to Microsoft Windows 10 in early 2017 announced Wednesday, users will soon have the ability to create 3D emoji and other objects right in Microsoft Paint 3D.  SEE ALSO: What to expect from Microsoft’s big event on Wednesday The… news
Flash Physics: Designer magnets from 3D printers, creating silicon-germanium glass fibres, towards a space-based gravitational-wave observatory
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Physicists break record for laser-electron interaction
New experiment beats efficiency of free-electron lasers by turning 30% of electron-beam energy into light
space Loverro: U.S. government needs to rethink how it works with private space ventures
WASHINGTON — The next big change in space operations could be the paperwork. The U.S. government needs to reform and rethink its policies about working with private companies, in order to make the opportunities more agile and enticing for businesses, a panel of military and civilian experts said Monday….
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From Student Activity to Social Entrepreneurship | Mohammed ElRaffie | TEDxDamanhur
A student activity managed to become a real social entrepreneurship that seeks to bring science to life for young Egyptians because they believe such an experience will cultivate in them the self-confidence, creativity, resourcefulness, and teamwork desperately needed to drive a new Egypt. Mohammed talks…
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Magnifico! Solve your spaghetti problem with Native Union’s smart, stylish charging hub
Everyone already knows having charging cables strewn around the floor is not only ugly, but unsafe too. Yet many existing solutions to the problem — multi-port charging stations, cable tidies that replace a few thin leads with one massive one — aren’t exactly ideal, or particularly attractive. Native…
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Why Mercedes-Benz won’t offer a diesel-powered C-Class in the United States
About a year ago, Mercedes-Benz announced plans to release a diesel-powered version of the C-Class named C300d 4Matic in the United States. The model’s introduction was delayed a couple of times, and a spokesman for the company has confirmed that it has been put on the back burner for the time being….
Pixel preorders face month-long delay after Google underestimates demand for handsets
Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL phones have been getting some great reviews, but it appears that this is causing unforeseen issues for the company. Google underestimated demand for the new handsets, meaning some people who preordered one the devices won’t be getting them until mid-November.
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Six contractors have begun work on NASA’s gateway to deep space
NASA NASA has a problem. It has a big rocket under development. It has a shiny new spacecraft to fly into deep space. And it has a cadre of brilliant astronauts waiting in a long line to fly beyond low-Earth…
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Andrew Merkle Appointed Research and Exploratory Development Mission Area Executive
Andrew Merkle has been appointed the Mission Area Executive for Research and Exploratory Development at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland. He assumed his post on Oct. 1.
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Nutrition Information…for Cows?
Cattle need a mixture of legume and grass for a healthy, balanced diet. To more accurately measure the composition of these forage mixtures, researchers have started using near infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS).
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The AI Conversation Has Exploded This Decade With Big Advances
Discussion of artificial intelligence has skyrocketed since the end of the last decade, according to a new analysis looking at public perception of the technology. The paper by Stanford computer science PhD Ethan Fast and Eric Horvitz, a distinguished scientist and deputy managing director at Microsoft…
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Surface Studio is Microsoft’s first all-in-one desktop
As rumors suggested, Microsoft has unveiled a new all-in-one PC at its “Imagine What You’ll Do” event in New York City. The Surface Studio, as the device is called, is a gorgeous desktop that looks to rival Apple’s iMac. On stage, Surface Computing c…
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Microsoft’s Surface Book i7 offers twice the graphics power
Were you worried that Microsoft would leave the Surface Book untouched during its Windows 10 event? You can set your mind at ease. Microsoft has unveiled the Surface Book i7, a refresh that focuses on pure power. The name is a giveaway as to the proc…
Take Your Pick Of Two Popular Dash Cam Deals
Vantrue’s popular dash cams are back on sale, and this time around, you get to choose from two different models.Read more…
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U.K. construction industry must ‘modernize or die,’ says report
More prefab is one answer A new independent review commissioned by the British government found that the country’s construction industry is foundering. Poor training, a shortage of skilled workers, and a dearth of industry innovation are the main factors contributing to a stalling construction sector,…
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Klever is a new German brand that wants to get on board the e-bikes sizzling new market. As anything made in Germany, build quality is a sure thing but they no longer overlook design, the Klever X E-Bike has a really cool, understated, minimalist and rugged look. Cables and all electronics are hidden…
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We Melted All Our Halloween Candy Together to Make the Ultimate Candy Bar
Ask 10 people what the best Halloween candy is and you’ll get 10 different answers. It’s a topic most are fairly passionate about. (The correct answer is Take 5, by the way.) It would seem, then, that there’s simply no way to make every party guest or trick-or-treater happy on Halloween. Or is there?… Full Feed
Bill Weld Tells Republicans to Vote Against ‘Unhinged’ Donald Trump
Bill Weld wants you to know that he really, really, really doesn’t like Donald Trump. The Libertarian Party vice presidential nominee, who started off his ticket’s media campaign by expressing an open preference for his “old friend” Hillary Clinton over the Republican nominee, and then spent the intervening… Full Feed
Sean Hannity’s Suggestion that “Journalism is DEAD IN AMERICA!” Is Slightly Exaggerated
Sean Hannity is having a tough time dealing with the ups and downs of Election 2016. Here’s an actual god’s-honest-tweet the Fox News host posted recently, declaring in all-caps outrage that “Journalism is DEAD IN AMERICA!” Journalism is DEAD IN AMERICA! — Sean Hannity… – latest science and technology news stories
Windows 10 to bring 3-D to two-dimensional experiences
Microsoft plans to bring three-dimensional tools to computing experiences long done in two dimensions as it eyes the needs of the next generation of users. – latest science and technology news stories
Review: For home security, Samsung SmartCam PT has just the right angle
Everyone wants security cameras around their house. – latest science and technology news stories
Nutrition information… for cows?
We have it easier than cows. When we want to know how much fat, sodium, or carbohydrates are in the food we are eating, we can usually check the nutrition label on the food’s package. But cows haven’t had access to detailed nutrition facts about their forage. Until recently. – latest science and technology news stories
Feeling the rhythm
Many astronauts play instruments, and some have even made music in space. Few have danced in space, though, perhaps because crew members find it difficult to tap their toes when weightless. Or it could be that spending time in space throws off their rhythm – at least their circadian rhythm. – latest science and technology news stories
Energy storage industry wants tax credits enjoyed by wind, solar
They may not get it this year, but boosters of energy storage technologies want their sector to get the same tax credits that the federal government extends to the wind and solar industries. – latest science and technology news stories
US warned against Chinese takeover of German firm: report
The German government withdrew its approval for a Chinese firm to purchase Aixtron, which makes semiconductor equipment, after the US secret services raised security concerns, a German media report said Wednesday.
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Google Messenger 2.0 brings unread message badges — on certain Android devices
Google has updated its Messenger app to version 2.0, bringing a number of key changes. These include visual changes — such as the new icon, new color schemes, and new layouts. While most of the changes are visual, there are a few functional changes to the app, too, as observed during an app teardown…
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See something you like? Everything on A&E’s ‘The Way Home’ can be bought
Don’t just covet what you see on television. Take out your credit card and buy it. A new show on A&E is betting big on branded content by making literally everything on it something of an advertisement. That is to say, each and every item you see on the new show The Way Home can be purchased from…
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Parrot fossil unearthed in Siberia
A parrot fossil has been discovered in Siberia – the furthest north these birds have ever been found.
Ars Technica
Microsoft could be unveiling Teams, its Slack competitor, next week
Enlarge / Skype Teams, as the product was originally called. (credit: Skype Teams) Microsoft is holding an event in Ne

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