Indistinguishable from Magic 11/28

Meet the energy entrepreneurs who are making our future more sustainable
Have you ever considered what the future of energy looks like? Finding answers to the questions of tomorrow is at the heart of Shell’s global #makethefuture campaign. Shell have been working with some of the brightest energy entrepreneurs to look at how we can make the future a bright one. With a little…
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More energy from the sun – Researchers road-test powerful method for studying singlet fission
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This Algorithm Taught Itself to Animate a Still Photo
A team of researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) have created a deep-learning algorithm that is able to generate its own videos and predict the future of a video based on a single frame.As detailed in a paper to be presented next week at the Conference on Neural…
Energize Yourself with This 30 Second Breathing Exercise
Whether you skip caffeine to get better sleep or have trouble waking up either way, this quick breathing exercise boosts your energy and helps your brain wake up. Try it in the morning, or even in the mid-afternoon when you’re starting to drag a bit.If you’re doing this in the office to beat the mid-afternoon…
Google: In-store visits jumped by 65% on Black Friday compared to November average
In-store foot traffic jumped by almost two-thirds in the U.S. on Black Friday, according to data revealed today by Google. The report comes as Google continues to draw correlations between activity online and in brick-and-mortar stores, after the company launched its Store Visits metric for AdWords…
Joint venture aims to take live esports events to bigger stages
British game industry content agency Attention Seekers and live event firm Done + Dusted have formed a joint venture to make competitive gaming and esports into much larger public events. Attention Seekers and Done + Dusted say the Santa Monica, California-based venture, AD+D, will bring large-scale…
The Next Web
Facebook tries to connect all of India (again) with Express Wifi
Facebook’s Free Basics program – an attempt to bring free internet to developing areas – had quite the messy launch. After getting banned in India, now Facebook is trying a different approach. With Express Wifi, Facebook says it’s working with “carriers, internet service providers, and local entrepreneurs…
EXPIRING Dell Refurbished Cyber Monday – Up to Extra 50% off PCs & More
EXPIRING Dell Refurbished Cyber Monday – Up to Extra 50% off PCs & More
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Westworld: Metal Cover
LinkMusician 331Erock cranks out an energetic electric guitar cover version of Ramin Djawadi’s hypnotic opening theme from the hit HBO series Westworld. We can’t get the image of a freshly-printed host being bathed in milky white liquid out of our minds now. More Awesome Stuff: Westworld Theme Metal…
How-To Geek
How to Bring Back the Microsoft Office Picture Manager in Office 2013 or 2016
If you’re using Microsoft Office 2013 or 2016, you may have noticed that the Microsoft Office Picture Manager is not included. Picture Manager was included in Office 2010 and earlier and allowed you to easily view, edit, and manage pictures.Click Here to Continue Reading Physics News
Researchers develop single-photon converter—a key component of quantum internet
A Polish-British team of physicists has constructed and tested a compact, efficient converter capable of modifying the quantum properties of individual photons. The new device should facilitate the construction of complex quantum computers, and in the future may become an important element in global… Physics News
Universe’s constants now known with sufficient certainty to redefine the International System of Units
Fundamental constants are physical quantities that are universal in nature. For example, the speed of light in vacuum and the charge of a single electron are the same everywhere in the universe. That is why scientists would like to use invariant quantities of nature to define the seven base measurement… Physics News
Disordered nanonetwork produces robust and vibrant colors for vehicles, biomimetic tissues and camouflage 
A peacock’s bright teal and brilliant blue feathers are not the result of pigments but rather nanoscale networks that reflect specific wavelengths of light. This so-called structural coloration has long interested researchers and engineers because of its durability and potential for application in solar… Physics News
Detailed observation of chemical processes using a tabletop laser and special-purpose detector
A team of researchers from the Helmholtz Institute Jena and DESY has paved the way for using conventional lasers to observe chemical bonds being broken apart. For their experiments, the scientists combined high-performance light generation and detection components from the two Helmholtz institutions…. Physics News
Quantum physics offers new way to factor numbers
(—Any number can, in theory, be written as the product of prime numbers. For small numbers, this is easy (for example, the prime factors of 12 are 2, 2, and 3), but for large numbers, prime factorization becomes extremely difficult—so difficult that many of today’s cryptography algorithms rely… Physics News
What if neutron scattering uses the same type of detectors used to look into space?
An EU-funded SINE2020 team is working on developing Resistive Plate Chambers for neutron detectors to help improve experiments for scientists across Europe. – latest science and technology news stories
Game theory provides new insight on spreading environmentally conscious behavior
The simple act of exchanging information can influence people to change their actions to protect the environment, according to a new study that links game theory with psychological science.
Humans Are So Insignificant When the History of the Earth Is Laid Out on a Football Field
Humanity gets served up a nice slice of humble pie in this NPR video that lays out the history of our planet on a football field. Even in a giant stadium, every inch represents an incredible 1.3 million years. Which means that humans, who walk around like they own the place, only show up about an eighth-of-an-inch…Read…
Gotta eat ’em all at new Pokemon Cafe in Singapore – CNET
A Pokemon cafe has popped up, just in time for the rise of Nintendo’s new games: Sun and Moon. – Nanotechnology News Feed
Newly Developed Nanostructures Help Boost Oil Production
Norwegian and Brazilian researchers have developed nanostructures that could help to increase the production of oil, extend the lifespan of certain foods or could be used in drugs or cosmetics by…
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The Black Hole Plush Devours Celestial Buddies
Black Hole Plush, won’t you come and devour my Celestial Buddies? If you aren’t familiar with Celestial Buddies, they are adorable plush characters based on planets in our solar system. I know, you already want to collect them all. Fortunately, you can put them all in the new Black Hole, which…
29% off Seagate Expansion 8TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0
The Seagate expansion desktop drive provides extra storage for your ever-growing collection of files. Instantly add space for more files, consolidate all of your files to a single location, or free up space on your computer’s internal drive to help improve performance. Setup is straightforward; simply…
Why Spaceflight Ruins Your Eyesight
Astronauts who return to Earth after long-duration space missions suffer from untreatable nearsightedness. Scientists have now isolated the cause, but finding a solution to the problem will prove easier said than done. Read more…
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What Role Does Mouth Shape Play for Echolocating Bats?
While studying bats, researchers noticed a large group of muscles running straight down the middle of the top of the bat’s skull. A set of muscles like this is quite unusual in size and location for a small mammal, so they questioned their purpose. During the 172nd ASA meeting, the researchers will present…
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Can You Hear the Corn Grow? Yes!
Corn is the leading grain crop in the U.S. but a lack of understanding about the mechanics involved in wind-induced corn stalk failure has hindered further improvements in corn production. Now, by applying mechanical engineering tools and techniques, a group of engineers and plant scientists are making…
Inside SK Hynix’s 3D NAND
TechInsights explores SK Hynix’s U-shaped NAND cell architecture.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for engineers
It’s that time of again where businesses offer discounts for the holidays. Welcome to Cyber Monday: here are some deals to tempt an engineer DIYer’s resolve.
10 things Trump denounces more than hate crimes and white supremacists
Donald Trump is, by all accounts, a man who does not shy away from criticizing those he disagrees with. In the wake of his election, Trump has received criticism for not denouncing his racist supporters in as harsh a manner as he criticized Hamilton or The New York Times. SEE ALSO: How to lobby your…
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We need nuclear power to solve climate change | Joe Lassiter
Joe Lassiter is a deep thinker and straight talker focused on developing clean, secure and carbon-neutral supplies of reliable, low-cost energy. His analysis of the world’s energy realities puts a powerful lens on the stubbornly touchy issue of nuclear power, including new designs for plants that can…
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Hexagonal ’60s beach house by Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice asks $3.2M
With gorgeous ocean views Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We’d love to see what you’ve got. Location: La Jolla, California Price: $3,200,000 This largely untouched hexagonal home in… Full Feed
Venezuela Seizes Medicine from Catholic Charity, Skips Talks with Opposition as Starving Residents Flee Country in Boats
The Venezuelan tax authority seized medicine from a Catholic charity coming through a channel set-up by Vatican-mediated talks, claiming the shipment lacked the proper customs paperwork, declaring it “legally abandoned” and “adjudicated” it to the social security administration, Caracas Chronicles…
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Failed Alzheimer’s Trial Does Not Kill Leading Theory of Disease
The drug, and others based on the “amyloid hypothesis,” are still being tested in other, different trials — Read more on
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4G broadband in the sky: In-flight internet for airline passengers project completes test flights
Inmarsat, Deutsche Telekom, Nokia, and Thales have completed test flights of high-speed internet for air passengers.
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Teclast Tbook 16 Pro review: A compact dual boot workhorse for the mobile worker
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Come Together
LinkRetailer H&M enlisted director Wes Anderson to apply his colorful, fastidious, and bittersweet style to their big holiday advert, which stars Adrien Brody as a train conductor who must break the news to his passengers they won’t make it home in time for Christmas. More Awesome Stuff: Buster…
Give Your Skin a Chill Pill With 30% Off at Skyn Iceland
Skyn Iceland is a brand that’s not on a lot of people’s radars, but when I used their Hydro Cool Calming Eye Gels and Fresh Start Mask, I was an immediate convert. I now have multiple products from them. So, if you’ve been wanting to try a new, cool skin care brand, they’re celebrating Cyber Monday with…
How Long It Will Take to Get Out of Debt, Depending on Your Monthly Payment
Credit card minimum payments are designed to keep you in debt for a long time. The more you pay each month, obviously, the quicker you’ll be debt-free. To put a timeline on it, check out this chart from Business Insider. It tells you how long it’ll take to pay off your debt, depending on how much you…
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Yet another country, and two huge utilities, all done with coal
There really is no viable scenario where coal is coming back.
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Developing graphene microwave photodetector
A joint team has developed cryogenic microwave photodetector which is able to detect 100,000 times smaller light energy compared to the existing photedetectors. The significance is DGIST have …
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Press release: Squeezing light into new miniature devices
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Safe hair care spares hair, dermatologists report – latest science and technology news stories
Construction greener and more efficient with intelligent software
Construction vehicles could become more efficient and environmentally-friendly, thanks to new technology developed by WMG at the University of Warwick. – latest science and technology news stories
Testing early warning signals for crises, in lakes
Wouldn’t it be great if we could tell the state of an ecosystem or the like – whether it’s healthy or heading for a crisis – by keeping track of just a few key signals? Thanks to the theory of ‘tipping points’, that’s not unthinkable. Now a team of researchers led by Alena Gsell of the Netherlands Institute…
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Dallas is building America’s biggest urban nature park
Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates plan to transform Dallas floodplain into a lush city park
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How Cops Use Civil Forfeiture to Keep The Public In The Dark About Surveillance
Police across Canada are using civil forfeiture laws to seize everything from houses and cars to small amounts of cash from people who sometimes haven’t been convicted of a crime. Some of this money is paying for cutting-edge surveillance equipment, a practice that critics say keeps the public in the…
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Murder in VR Should Be Illegal
You start by picking up the knife, or reaching for the neck of a broken-off bottle. Then comes the lunge and wrestle, the physical strain as your victim fights back, the desire to overpower him. You feel the density of his body against yours, the warmth of his blood. Now the victim is looking up at you,…
Nut Find 3
Stop looking for you keys, wallet, and anything else with the Nut Find 3. This sleek smart tracker beeps when you are out of range with its one touch find system. If you are about to leave something behind at a store, restaurant, or wherever, the Nut Find 3 starts sounding on your phone when you are…
Utility Hooded Backpack
Toss out that cumbersome umbrella for your morning commute for the ingenious Utility Hooded Backpack has got you covered. The stylish gray waterproof design not only sports a pair of main compartments for separating work and play gear, but a laptop slot, expandable side pouches and even a stowaway…
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Deal: Hotspot Shield Elite Plus VPN
Price: $70  | BuyTravel a lot? Protect your data and privacy and access geo-restricted content with a lifetime VPN subscription from Anchor Free, which shields your connection from over 20 virtual locations around the globe. Cyber Monday: Get an extra 25% off with coupon code CYBER25. More Awesome…
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Beyond Neutrals: 16 Ways to Create Colorful Living Rooms
The idea of a living room that presents a picture of ‘neutrality’ and fits in easily with changing trends and seasons is a concept that has become the accepted norm of sorts. This has discouraged many homeowners from trying out new, more refreshing living room décor options that are far more colorful…
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Contest pics show drone photography at the top of its game
Drones have opened the door to a seemingly infinite range of new angles for amateur photographers, bringing about some incredible shots that, in the past, would’ve required a helicopter and DSLR. SkyPixel, a community for aerial photographers and videographers, aims to celebrate the best of…
Digital Trends
A draft law in Germany could spell trouble for data privacy rights
Europe has generally been known for its stalwart protection of citizens’ privacy, but a new draft law proposed in Germany seems to fly in the face of that tradition. Based on a report from the nation’s union for data protection, it’s been revealed that the Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere…
See What All the Fuss Is About With This $17 Logitech Trackball Mouse
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Why You Should Revisit Your Car Insurance Policy Every Six Months
It’s smart to periodically check in on your goals, spending plan, or investment portfolio, but you also want to reevaluate your monthly bills and expenses every now and then, too. If you haven’t looked for a better car insurance policy for a while, it might be suggests:…you should reconsider…
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Rare river dolphins get trapped in fishing nets as waters drop
Draining rivers for irrigation puts the Ganges river dolphin at higher risk of being ensnared by fishing nets
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India’s grand plan to create world’s longest river set to go
A highly ambitious and controversial project to link up the nation’s rivers in a single inter-connected system is ready to start, even as environmental concerns are mounting
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Moon-dust cake mix shows moon may have had water from the start
Early moon geology recreated in the lab suggests water was there to begin with, not added later by comets
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Build green highways for bees to help save vital pollinators
Habitat loss, farming and climate change are behind the loss of wild pollinators, which are crucial to three quarters of the world’s crops Full Feed
Trump Says Millions Voted Illegally but Any Recount Would Be Pointless
Any hope that the prospect of occupying the White House would dampen Donald Trump’s fondness for conspiracist crap seems to have been misplaced. Likewise the hope that he would prove gracious in victory. After a brief burst of magnanimity on election night, he has reverted to form. “In addition to…
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Rapidly Changing Arctic Braces for Destabilization
A new report documents how the effects of global warming, such as sea ice and permafrost loss, cascade throughout the ecosystem — Read more on
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Backlash against voting audits makes elections less secure
Almost three weeks after Election Day, Wisconsin is getting ready to recount its votes, and Pennsylvania and Michigan may soon follow suit. Green Party candidate Jill Stein has raised over $6 million to fund the effort, saying fears of a hacked election couldn’t be dismissed in light of earlier hacks…
VW Arteon concept teases new design direction
Aiming to move out of the shadow of luxury sibling Audi, Volkswagen has begun teasing its new design direction with the first official glimpses of a sports-minded four-door. The VW Arteon is a sleek, coupe-esque sedan which the automaker says previews not only a future high-end product from the company,…
Popular Science
Self-driving cars are just the beginning
Cars Auto tech straight out of a galaxy far, far away Popular Science and XPRIZE are teaming up to explore and explain technologies that make us say “The Future Is Now” in a video series called Future First.
Corgi Sock Advent Calendar
Drink By The Dram’s Whisky Advent Calendar expands your palate when it comes to whisky. The Corgi Sock Advent Calendar does the same but for your sock collection. The twenty-four sock set includes 23 festive-themed cotton-blend pairs from Welsh luxury knitwear specialist Corgi that run from December… – latest science and technology news stories
Staph uses nitric oxide enzyme to colonize noses
Staph bacteria colonize nasal passages through a newly discovered function for a primeval biochemical mechanism.
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Great Science Gift Ideas for Your Science and Techie Friends and Family Members
Thanksgiving is over but Christmas is peeking just around the corner, so it’s that time to go gift searching. Do you have friends and family who really dig science stuff? Well, instead of chocolates or a dozen dinosaur toys, here are some geeky gift ideas for the science or tech loving people surrounding…
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How Amazon Beat Microsoft to the Draw with Motorola
Motorola used to be a giant corporate conglomerate that employed 150,000 people, many at its massive headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois. It churned out those really durable Motorola phones that wouldn’t quit even when run over by a car. But it has been hit by hard times, and over the last several years…
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18 Tech-tastic Green Gadget Gifts
With the ubiquity of smartphone technology and tablets, there’s really a little bit of gadget geek in every person on your holiday gift shopping list. Whether your loved ones’ wider interests lie in music, photography, gardening or cycling, we’ve got you
How-To Geek
How to Remove Chromecast’s New Network-Wide Android Notifications
In an effort to unify all devices on the same network, Google recently added a new feature to the Google Home app (formerly called “Chromecast”). Now, if someone is playing something on a Chromecast in your home, it’ll show a notification on all the Android devices on your network. That means if your…
Boycott Trump app enables consumer-savvy avoidance of The Donald’s empire
 Americans gobsmacked by the outcome of the U.S. presidential election still have an opportunity to vote against Donald Trump with their wallets, and a new app from the Democratic Coalition Against Trump allows them to do just that. The app, though fairly rudimentary in design, offers a searchable, alphabetical…
What Monster Invented an Infinite Puzzle That Can Be Assembled in any Direction?
When you sit down to assemble a puzzle, even one with thousands of pieces, you at least have a photo of the completed image to work towards. But thanks to some clever mathematics, this Infinite Galaxy Puzzle can be assembled in any direction, or in any shape, leaving you without much guidance on how…
Here’s Another Half-Terabyte, $100 SSD Deal
Crucial MX300 525GB SSD, $100SSDs are obviously great upgrades for PCs with spinning hard drives, but it’s also really easy and affordable to turn one into a high performance external drive. Crucial’s MX300 525GB SSD is marked down to $100 today, an all-time low.The 750GB version of this SSD was available…
The one tool you need to find legit deals on Cyber Monday
Bust out those credit cards, Cyber Monday has arrived. With countless holiday sales and markdowns things can get pretty overwhelming online, but thanks to one handy website, shopping just got a lot easier. CamelCamelCamel — a free Amazon price tracker website — is here to help you navigate Amazon like…
The Next Web
Does your domain have baggage? Check before you commit
You’ve chosen a perfect domain name for your business/blog. You thought about easy spelling, good keywords, length, memorability, considered new hip domains (TLDs), and you have a good registrar. But, have you thought about your domain’s history, backlinks, previous owners, rankings? If you’ve already…
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Waxed Canvas Knife Roll
submitted by Everyday Carry “The perfect place to store your collection of blades, this rugged waxed canvas roll protects and organizes them in one neat and tidy place. Holds seven knives plus…” (via TheAwesomer)Read More
Shift phones lead the way: fair to workers, trusting end-users
Android lives on the German-made Shift phone brand in a variety of colors and device sizes, all of which are made with love. They’re all tagged with #LovePhone because the brand is built on three terms: design with detail, technology that’s repairable, and production that’s fair to workers. If what Shift…
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MIT’s new method of radio transmission could one day make wireless VR a reality
If you want to use one of today’s major VR headsets, whether the Oculus Rift, the HTC Vive, or the PS VR, you have to accept the fact that there will be an illusion-shattering cable that tethers you to the small supercomputer that’s powering your virtual world. But researchers from MIT’s Computer Science…
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8 Apps Guaranteed to Wake You Up
Waking up sucks—especially when you have to do it early, or on a weekend, or on a Monday, or a Wednesday, or any day that ends with “Y.” For a lot of us, waking up isn’t just difficult, it’s damn near impossible in some instances. Alarms are never loud enough, snooze buttons are unlimited, and […]
Amazon Puts New Limit On Customer Reviews: No More Than 5 a Week Except For Verified Purchases
Amazon says it will start capping the number of product reviews any customer can submit in a given week, limiting each person to five/week except for products that have been verified by the company as purchased by the reviewer. From a GeekWire report: Books, music and video are exempt from the limit,…
10 reasons to love the USB-C ports on the new MacBook Pro
While so much of the conversation concerning Apple’s MacBook Pro has focused on the need to use dongles to connect to its four USB-C ports, there are numerous advantages to the transition:Charge anything The charging “brick” you need for your Mac is a generic USB-C charger. This means you can use it…
Newswise: SciNews
UF Receives Mosquito Traps for Graduate and Family Housing
While there are no cases of locally transmitted zika virus on the UF campus, Gainesville or Alachua County, Sharon Blansett, assistant to the associate vice president for UF student affairs, welcomes the mosquito traps as a virus-prevention measure for students living in graduate and family housing.
Newswise: SciNews
Food Scientist Aiding Fuel Ethanol with New Engineered Bacteria
UW-Madison Professor James Steele’s new company, Lactic Solutions, is using genetic engineering to, instead of killing lactic acid bacteria with antibiotics, splicing in genes for ethanol production so these organisms produce ethanol, not lactic acid.
Winter Heated Insoles
Cold weather is upon us. Keep your toes from freezing with Winter Heated Insoles. Remarkably thin, they’re powered by batteries that recharge wirelessly, and connect with your phone wirelessly to…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
Mixologist Definition Our Gifts For Men: Gifts For The Mixologist buying guide is for the guys out there who do a job a lot of us take for granted. Let’s start off by clearly defining who this guy is. A Mixologist is usually defined as someone who is skilled at mixing cocktails and other drinks. […]
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What’s the real reason behind America’s awful diet?
Many Americans say it’s difficult to afford healthy food, but could the problem actually be that they like junk food more?
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A Waterloop is a Hyperloop from Waterloo
Engineering students come up with a hyperloop pod that floats on air.
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How to eat banana peels
Americans eat 12 billion bananas a year; here’s how to make all those wasted peels edible and delicious.
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‘I was tortured in Turkey purge’
Mark Lowen in Turkey hears disturbing accounts of alleged torture after July’s failed coup. – latest science and technology news stories
Feds: Railroads slow to make progress on train technology
The nation’s three busiest commuter railroads – which together serve nearly 1 million riders in the New York City area each day – continue to lag behind their smaller West Coast counterparts in installing sophisticated train-control technology that’s seen as an antidote to crashes involving speeding… – latest science and technology news stories
Scientists discover the first Antarctic ground beetle
Fossilised forewings from two individuals, discovered on the Beardmore Glacier, revealed the first ground beetle known from the southernmost continent. It is also the second beetle for the Antarctic insect fauna with living descendants. The new species, which for now is also the sole representative of… – latest science and technology news stories
Hydrogen in your pocket? New plastic for carrying and storing hydrogen
A Waseda University research group led by Professor Hiroyuki Nishide and Professor Kenichi Oyaizu from the Department of Applied Chemistry has developed a polymer which can store hydrogen in a light, compact and flexible sheet, and is safe to touch even when filled with hydrogen gas.
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You can get a GoPro Hero camera for $179 with this Cyber Monday deal
The holidays are the perfect time to pick up a camera and luckily for you Amazon has one of the hottest Cyber Monday deals we’ve seen for a GoPro Hero Session.Amazon is currently offering a GoPro Hero Session for $179 and to sweeten the pot it comes in a special holiday promotion kit with some crucial…
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Here’s the best Nintendo 3DS XL deal for Cyber Monday
The best deal for a New Nintendo 3DS probably isn’t the one you’re hoping for, but it’s an excellent value nevertheless.Amazon’s exclusive lime green New Nintendo 3DS XL bundle is still in stock for $199, and is one of the few retailers left to have Nintendo’s handheld console in stock at all.Unlike…
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Asus’ new gaming laptop packs a ton of power and a slick screen
Asus has unleashed a new gaming notebook which boasts a 120Hz display that benefits from G-Sync, and is backed by some blistering hardware including a chunky Core i7 CPU and GTX 1080 graphics solution. It’s on sale over in the US now starting at $3,099 (around £2,500, AU$4,140).Asus says the Rog G701VI…
The Arapaima Is Pretty Much a Tank With Scales and Eyeballs
This massive fish grows to 10 feet long and is covered with armored scales, making it an apex predator of incredible proportions. The post The Arapaima Is Pretty Much a Tank With Scales and Eyeballs appeared first on WIRED.
7 tech gifts that won’t scare your grandma
For some people of a certain age, getting the latest and greatest tech for the holidays isn’t an exciting prospect. In fact, it’s downright intimidating. Older folks have seen the world radically transform during their lives, moving from the days of rotary phones and black-and-white TVs to now, when…
1 million broadband customers offline in Germany; ‘external influence’ blamed
Almost 1 million Deutsche Telekom customers have been struggling to get online since Sunday afternoon. There’s nothing wrong with the network, the company said, advising customers having trouble connecting to the internet to turn their router off and on again in the hope of solving the problem. Around…
Dick’s Sporting Goods acquires mobile scorekeeping company GameChanger Media
 Dick’s Sporting Goods is expanding its digital tools with the acquisition of GameChanger Media, the company behind the mobile scorekeeping app of the same name. A sporting goods company (with 675 locations across the United States) might not seem like an obvious buyer of tech companies, but it’s been…
Aylio Coccyx Orthopedic Comfort Foam Seat Cushion $23.99
Aylio Coccyx Orthopedic Comfort Foam Seat Cushion $23.99
Why Did CNN Just Buy a Totally Useless App?
This morning, CNN announced that it had acquired Beme, YouTube vlogger Casey Neistat’s middling, authenticity-obsessed social media app. Neistat, co-founder Matt Hackett, and the app’s team will all join CNN’s ranks, where they’ll “launch a new media brand dedicated to timely and topical video content…
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Fake Online News Spreads Through Social Echo Chambers
Online recommendation systems that include differing views may be an answer, say hoax researchers — Read more on
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HDR gaming is amazing, but still limited to a select few console games
Enlarge / The kinds of colors on display here in Final Fantasy XV really pop on an HDR-compatible console and screen. In our recent coverage of the PS4 Pro and Xbox One S, we’ve noted how the use of a high-dynamic range (HDR) color gamut has a striking effect on the apparent visual quality of a…
Digital Trends
Tomorrow’s Lamborghini vehicles won’t lose an ounce of Italian passion
The automotive industry tends to lag behind the normal innovation timeline just slightly. Modern vehicles adopt trending technology sometimes several years after it’s hit the mainstream market. There’s a good reason for this fact: entirely new vehicles are typically developed on three to five year…
You will cringe as a hydraulic press crushes a $40,000 gold bar
If you had a bar of gold worth $40,000, what would you do with it? YouTuber Crushit’s answer is naturally to crush the gold bar under a hydraulic press. Try not to cringe as the valuable gold gets smushed. Thankfully, the mangled golden nugget is still worth something. It’s still gold after all….
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The best space heater
By Séamus Bellamy This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer’s guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome’s independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here. After 79 hours of…
20% off Ecobee3 Thermostat with Sensor, Wi-Fi, 2nd Generation, Works with Amazon Alexa – Deal Alert
Ordinary thermostats only read the temperature in one room, but are supposed to deliver comfort in all rooms. Ecobee3 remote sensors deliver the right temperature in the rooms that matter most. Now homekit enabled. Ecobee3 sensors know which rooms are occupied to deliver the right temperature in the…
7-year-old Syrian, Bana Alabed, shares ‘last message’ on Twitter
Bana, who has been live-tweeting what it is like growing up in Syria, shared what she believes to be her last tweets.  Read more…More about Mashable Video, Twitter, Aleppo, Syria, and Bana Alabed
Camp Chef Camping Outdoor Oven w/ 2 Burners $127.49
Camp Chef Camping Outdoor Oven w/ 2 Burners $127.49
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Genes, Early Environment Sculpt the Gut Microbiome
A new study finds that environment and genetics determine relative abundance of specific microbes in the gut. The findings represent an attempt to untangle the forces that shape the gut microbiome, which plays an important role in keeping us healthy.
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National Cancer Institute Awards Major Contract to Southern Research
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Southern Research has been awarded a new, five-year Indefinite-Delivery Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to investigate the pharmacokinetic properties of antitumor and other therapeutic agents of interest to the Division of Cancer…
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Marine Disease Likely to Follow Great Barrier Reef Coral Bleaching
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NAU Ecologist Shares Permafrost Prediction
An article by NAU researcher Ted Schuur discusses how the release of carbon stored in the soil of the thawing Arctic tundra has the potential for speeding up climate change.
Kengo Kuma Unveils Designs for Residential Superstructures in Moscow
© MKA Kengo Kuma & Associates have been tapped to design a new high-rise residential complex on Kutuzovsky Prospekt in Moscow, adjacent to the new business district of Moscow City. The project will be the first urban plan in Moscow to take the form of superstructures rather than individual…
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Sling TV is launching a cloud DVR next month
Dish’s Sling TV is gearing up to take on PlayStation Vue and AT&T’s upcoming DirecTV Now service with the launch of a new cloud DVR service. The new service, which will launch in an invite-only beta for Roku users next month, will allow users to record up to 100 hours of live TV with the ability…
Translation Apps Are Great Now, but Don’t Use Them
Thanks to fancy new upgrades like neural network learning, translation apps like Google Translate and Microsoft Translator are better than ever. They can translate almost anything you want. But you shouldn’t lean on them when you travel. In fact, I think you should use them as little as possible—if at…
How Trump will attack the FCC’s net neutrality rules
Repealing the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s less than two-year-old net neutrality rules appears to be a top tech priority for President-elect Donald Trump, but it may not be an easy road. Trump blasted net neutrality rules in a November 2014 tweet, saying it was a “top-down power grab”…
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Four Lessons for Silicon Valley from Its First Startup
A new book on Hewlett-Packard’s management history offers cautionary tales for today’s leading tech companies. Full Feed
The Liberal Postmortem on 2016 Is not Going Well
It’s been two weeks and counting since the larbord side of the country lost a can’t-lose election to the worst presidential nominee in American history. Since then, in between the cry-ins and riots, liberals have paused to catch their breath and ask how it could have happened. The answers they are… – latest science and technology news stories
Plant makes growth spurt as competition approaches
Plants know when to grow faster to stay ahead of the competition based on the colour of the light that reaches them. This process works even when the competition is still far away. But the plants work even harder as the danger approaches. Biologists at Utrecht University have discovered that blue light… – latest science and technology news stories
New technology aims to makes photovoltaic cells 70% more effective
Technion researchers have developed a technology that could improve the efficiency of photovoltaic cells by nearly 70 percent. The study was conducted at the Excitonics Lab, headed by Assistant Professor Carmel Rotschild at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, with the assistance of the Grand Technion… – latest science and technology news stories
Thwarting autoimmune diseases: Unique binding modes of immunoproteasome inhibitors as basis for new drugs
The immunoproteasome dismantles proteins and the resulting fragments are displayed on the surface of cells. This helps the immune system to recognize abnormal cells. However, in chronic inflammations and autoimmune diseases this “information channel” is overactive. Now researchers at the Technical University… – latest science and technology news stories
Augmented reality advances the learning especially in informal science education context
The aim of this research project was to analyse learning using Augmented Reality (AR) technology and the motivational and cognitive aspects related to it in an informal learning context. The 146 participants were 12-year old Finnish pupils visiting a science centre exhibition.
Physics News
Announcement of joint study to design nanoporous materials to carry small molecules
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France’s Valls downplays speculation of rift with Hollande over left-wing primaries
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls dismissed speculation of a possible rift with President François Hollande on Monday, a day after he raised the prospect of challenging his boss in the country’s upcoming left-wing presidential primaries.
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Trump considers retired General Petraeus for secretary of state
Donald Trump is to meet with retired US General David Petraeus on Monday as the president-elect considers him to serve as US secretary of state, reports Bloomberg, citing a source inside Trump’s transition team.
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Swappa now offers protection plans for used smartphones
Buying a used smartphone usually means you have to forgo any sort of insurance plan, unless you buy it from Swappa. Physics News
Quantum particles form droplets
In experiments with magnetic atoms conducted at extremely low temperatures, scientists have demonstrated a unique phase of matter: the atoms form a new type of quantum liquid or quantum droplet state. These so called quantum droplets may preserve their form in absence of external confinement because… Physics News
NIST debuts dual atomic clock—and a new stability record
What could be better than a world-leading atomic clock? Two clocks in one. Physics News
Fusion reactor that employs liquid metal shower
In a magnetic field confinement fusion reactor, we maintain the high-temperature plasma through the magnetic field lines by floating the plasma apart from a vessel. However, there forms inevitably a location where the plasma hits. In such a place, in order to receive the heat from the plasma a heat absorption…
Car Insurance Pricing Is Broken, But Your Phone Could Fix It
Opinion: When car insurance companies base pricing on telematics rather than demographics, everybody wins. The post Car Insurance Pricing Is Broken, But Your Phone Could Fix It appeared first on WIRED.
Next Big Future
Researchers remove mutated DNA from mitochondria to slow or reverse a cause of aging
Researchers from Caltech and UCLA have developed a new approach to removing cellular damage that accumulates with age. The technique can potentially help slow or reverse an important cause of aging.Led by Nikolay Kandul, senior postdoctoral scholar in biology and biological engineering in the laboratory…
Next Big Future
Manmade diamonds become batteries when placed near radioactive sources like nuclear waste like carbon-14
New technology has been developed that uses nuclear waste to generate electricity in a nuclear-powered battery. A team of physicists and chemists from the University of Bristol have grown a man-made diamond that, when placed in a radioactive field, is able to generate a small electrical current.The development…
Get Up To $100 Back When You Order Four New Tires
If your tires are about due for a replacement, Discount Tire Direct is offering up to $100 in Visa gift card rebates (in addition to any manufacturer rebates) when you order four new tires, plus an additional $100 if you order wheels as well. Just enter your make and model, click the options to see tires…
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The 12 best tech gifts for the entertainer in your life
You know the type: Someone who loves throwing parties. In fact, you will probably partake of egg nog and sugar cookies in their home before the season is up. So why not get them something that helps them do what they do best: entertain. If your frien…
Digital Trends
Samsung to debut 4-terabyte 850 Pro solid state drive at CES 2017
When the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 rolls around in January next year, we all expect a bevy of new hardware and software announcements. One company we know for sure that will be showing off something interesting is Samsung, which has promised to give us our first look at its new 850 Pro solid…
Spigen’s new ultimate iPhone car mount w/ telescopic arm is $15 for Cyber Monday
Spigen’s new ultimate AP12T universal car mount features a super low-profile design with a telescopic arm and a rotating phone mount to let you adjust your device in just about any direction. You can adjust the length of the arm to extend out up to 9.2 inches from the base, or keep it more compact…
All the reasons why mobile shopping is terrible (The 3:59, Ep. 144) – CNET
For Cyber Monday, we chat about why buying stuff on a phone still stinks. Plus, Snapchat Spectacles!
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The 12 best tech gifts for the entertainer in your life
You know the type: Someone who loves throwing parties. In fact, you will probably partake of egg nog and sugar cookies in their home before the season is up. So why not get them something that helps them do what they do best: entertain. If your friend loves to cook, you might consider an easy-to-use…
An Amusement Park That’s Also a Giant Spa Is Obviously the Greatest Idea Ever
The Japanese city of Beppu is known for its countless hot springs and spas that pop up around them. So much so, that the city’s mayor, Yasuhiro Nagano, pledged to build an entire spa-themed amusement park—although it might not be quite as awesome as the one featured in this promotional video.Read more…
BBC News – World
Turkey crackdown: Foster families investigated for coup ties
Turkish authorities are investigating foster families for suspected ties to the failed coup in July.
ProGear 300LS Air Elliptical w/ Heart Pulse Sensors $87.54
ProGear 300LS Air Elliptical w/ Heart Pulse Sensors $87.54
BlackBerry among 3 organizations set to test self-driving cars on Ontario roads
 Canadian self-driving vehicle tests are about to kick off on Ontario public roads, with three groups approved to take part in a pilot licensing program that allows autonomous testing with a safety driver behind the wheel. BlackBerry is one of the three, along with the University of Waterloo’s Centre… Full Feed
The United Kingdom Authorizes Broad Mass Surveillance on Its Citizens
The United Kingdom’s Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority is not part of an agency tasked with fighting terrorism. They are a licensing body monitoring labor rules in the U.K.’s agriculture industries. Nevertheless, under a new mass surveillance law, high-ranking officials of this agency will have… – latest science and technology news stories
World-first scientific discovery uncovered at a Melbourne beach
The popular Middle Park beach is under the international spotlight following a world-first study by Monash University chemists who have discovered how sand ‘holds its breath’. – latest science and technology news stories
Life and death following Great Barrier Reef bleaching
Scientists have confirmed the largest die-off of corals ever recorded on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. – latest science and technology news stories
Lake ecologists see winter as a key scientific frontier
As long as ecologists have studied temperate lakes, the winter has been their off-season. It’s difficult, even dangerous, to look under the ice, and they figured plants, animals and algae weren’t doing much in the dark and cold anyway. – latest science and technology news stories
Defining immortality of stem cells to identify novel anti-aging mechanisms
The survival of an organism is linked to its ability to maintain the quality of the cellular proteins. A group of proteins called chaperones facilitate the folding of proteins and are essential to regulating the quality of the cellular protein content. This ability declines during the aging process,… – latest science and technology news stories
Chevy Bolt isn’t stylish, but GM is pushing its practicality
The executive in charge of marketing the new electric Chevrolet Bolt keeps coming back to one word.
Puma Cyber Monday Sale – Extra 30% off Coupon Code
Puma Cyber Monday Sale – Extra 30% off Coupon Code
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ScienceSeeker Editor’s Selections November 21-27 2016 #sciseekpicks #scicomm
Each week, the ScienceSeeker editors pick their favourite posts within their respective areas of interest and expertise. Here is a round-up of the Science Seeker Editors’ Selections for the past week:Yo-Yo Dieting: Blame Microbiome and Fewer Flavonoids by Ricki Lewis at DNA Science Blog8 ways to hack…
37% off Cheetah Mounts Universal TV Wall Mount, Fits 20-75-Inch TVs – Deal Alert
The universal design of this mount fits most 20-75″ TVs up to VESA 600 x 400 and 165lbs. The profile is only 1.5″ for today’s thin TVs, and it tilts to improve viewing and reduce glare. This bundle comes with a 10-foot HDMI cable and a 6-inch 3-axis bubble level. It averages 4.5 out of 5 stars from over…
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Deer eaten alive in Florida signals reappearance of devastating parasite
The tip of a screwworm fly larvae. (credit: CSIRO) A deadly, flesh-eating parasite has once again invaded southern Florida and is ravaging animals, sparking a local agricultural emergency. State and federal authorities there are now fighting to zap the invasive infestation before it can cause catastrophic…
Donald Trump has unveiled his new presidential hat to the world
Just in: Donald Trump has a new hat. With great power, comes great fashion responsibility — thus, the president-elect, known for sporting large red caps featuring his campaign slogan: “Make America Great Again,” decided to switch things up before he takes office. Though Trump’s new bright red cap delivers…
BBC News – World
Trump threatens to terminate US-Cuba thaw
Donald Trump says he will end the thaw with Cuba if Havana does not offer a “better deal”.
Nucleus Anywhere Intercom with Amazon Alexa $149
Nucleus Anywhere Intercom with Amazon Alexa $149
Digital Trends
Cotton coated in graphene-based ink could support a sustainable, cheap wearable
The wonder material graphene has shown so much potential in the lab that the University of Cambridge founded an entire center in its names. Now, a team of researchers from the Cambridge Graphene Centre (CGC) and Jiangnan University, China have designed a wearable motion sensor using cotton coated in…
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
A new technique for structural color, inspired by birds
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
A joint study to design nanoporous materials to carry small molecules
BBC News – World
Syria conflict: Rebels lose third of east Aleppo territory
Syrian government forces capture more than a third of rebel-held territory in eastern Aleppo.
New Scientist – Online news
AI learns to predict the future by watching 2 million videos
A deep learning system generates the next few frames of a story based on just one image, helping it to predict the future and understand the present
I Swear to God This Is a Real Graph From Thomas Friedman’s Latest Book
I haven’t read Thomas Friedman’s new screed, Thank You For Being Late. But if this graph from the book is any indication, it might be the dumbest thing ever committed to pixels and paper. Yes, that graph above is real. And yes, it’s completely meaningless garbage.Read more…
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An 11-Year-Old Led Police on a Highway Chase Thanks to ‘Grand Theft Auto’
So, kids are pretty twisted. Most of us have, by our twenties, blessedly forgotten the messed-up stuff that we did in our formative years, but rest assured, we have all done something unbelievably stupid and weird that seemed like a really good idea at the time, and often it was based on something we…
Bentley’s Wooden Placemats brings their finely crafted interiors to the dinner table
Because you need more walnut and knurled metal in your life.Photo: BentleyAutomotive merchandise can be a tricky thing. Most companies go crazy with the branding or license their wares to a vendor that has no business building their product line. Though every now and then we spot something that gets…
MySQL Performance Blog
Percona Server for MongoDB 3.0.14-1.9 is now available
Percona announces the release of Percona Server for MongoDB 3.0.14-1.9 on November 28, 2016. Download the latest version from the Percona web site or the Percona Software Repositories.Percona Server for MongoDB 3.0.14-1.9 is an enhanced, open source, fully compatible, highly scalable, zero-maintenance…
BBC News – World
Russian chess master Yuri Yeliseyev dies in Moscow fall
Russian chess grandmaster Yuri Yeliseyev, aged 20, falls to his death from a Moscow balcony.
How-To Geek
How to Start a Group Chat in WhatsApp
WhatsApp is a great way to stay in contact with people, regardless of what smartphone they use. And, like SMS, WhatsApp supports Group Chats so you can talk with a group of friends, your sports team, clubs, or any other group of people. Here’s how to start a group chat in WhatsApp.Click Here to Continue…
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These are the 10 Cyber Monday deals you’d be crazy to miss
Turkey thoroughly digested? Ready to save some serious cash on Cyber Monday? Then look no further as we’ve gathered up the absolute best Cyber Monday deals you’d be totally crazy to miss. From TVs to phones to everything in between, you’ll impress even the most seasoned bargain hunter if you jump on… Full Feed
4 Categories of Castro Apologetics, and the Anti-Individualism That Knits Them Together
As America settles in for some prevent defense against ever-advancing authoritarianism at home, it is potentially useful to examine the categories of apologetics for the advanced authoritarian who just expired 90 miles away. Since bad political argumentation is fungible across ideological and partisan… Full Feed
Ex-Security Chief’s Lawsuit over Alabama Governor’s Alleged Affair Exposes Corruption of Government
The former chief of Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley’s security detail, Wendell Ray Lewis, filed a lawsuit on Friday alleging that Bentley had admitted an extramarital affair to him, and accusing the governor and his alleged mistress, staffer Rebekah Mason, of invading his privacy by “putting him in a false…
BMW to introduce new i3 EV next year? – Roadshow
It’s all part of BMW’s push to sell more than 100,000 electric vehicles in the coming years.
Coolest Gadgets
This LED Ring Light will make your photos look flawless
If you like photography, then you know there will always be more ways to up your game. Better lenses, camera bodies, and reflectors can make it so you don’t even need Photoshop at the end of the day. That doesn’t mean you won’t still use it to tweak this and that before posting it for the world to…
BMW and Baidu break up, cite irreconcilable self-driving differences
BMW and Baidu have ended their two year self-driving partnership, citing “irreconcilable differences” between the two companies. Baidu said it will start to look for a new automaker to take over BMW’s role as manufacturer for its self-driving system. For now, it will use Ford’s Lincoln cars in the…
SciTech Daily
New Study Shows Individual Lifespans Are Becoming More Similar
Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research have discovered a novel regularity for vastly different human societies and epochs. On average, as lives get longer, the difference in the age at which people die becomes smaller. By analyzing data from 44 countries, researchers have…
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MIT’s deep-learning software produces videos of the future
When you see a photo of a dog bounding across the lawn, it’s pretty easy for us humans to imagine how the following moments played out. Well, scientists at MIT have just trained machines to do the same thing, with artificial intelligence software that can take a single image and use it to to…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Custom-fit earphones are just a couple of photos away
Pro musicians and serious mobile music lovers have enjoyed custom-fit in-ear monitors for a number of years. Before being able to pop a pair of tailored IEMs in their ears though, a visit to an audiologist for an ear print to be made is in order. Then the individualized earphones have to be…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
BMW aims to save cash and the planet with Digital Charging Service
Electric cars might not emit anything from the tailpipe, but that doesn’t mean they’re perfectly clean. Depending on where you live, power from the plug comes from a variety of sources, which means your battery power could be coming from a coal-fired power station, rather than a clean, green…
Microsoft Exec Urges Linux Developers To Try Windows 10
An anonymous reader shares a Softpedia article: Microsoft has finally acknowledged the potential that the open-source world in general, and Linux in particular, boasts, so the company is exploring its options to expand in this area with every occasion. Most recently, an episode posted on Channel 9 and…
Newswise: SciNews
Secret Phenotypes: Disease Devils in Invisible Details
The human eye often falls short in the hunt for faint genetic drivers that raise the risk of devastating neurological diseases such as autism and schizophrenia. But little eludes a microscope optic attached to a computer, and algorythms that can relate previously hidden phenotypes to subtle genetic mutations….
Newswise: SciNews
The Ancient Atmosphere and Carbon and Nitrogen in the Earth’s Crust
Carbon and nitrogen are central to life on Earth – life cannot exist without them, but an overabundance in the atmosphere imperils the life we have. So how much carbon and nitrogen is there on planet Earth? And how much was in the ancient atmosphere? Actually, no one is really sure.
Newswise: SciNews
Rowan University Engineering Team Helps Protect Jersey Shoreline, More
Research out of Rowan University in New Jersey will help towns, others better prepare for the worst of weather, mitigating damages.
25% off mophie Power Capsule Charging Case for Wearables, Wireless Earbuds and More – Deal Alert
This compact, easy-to-carry travel case from Mophie has a built-in 1,400mAh battery that keeps your wireless in-ear headphones, fitness trackers or other wearables charged and protected while safely packed away so they’re ready for whatever is next. A durable outer shell with soft-touch, rubberized finish…
Next Big Future
Entirely new theoretical method for factoring numbers using quantum simulation could lead to a theory of numbers that is based on physical quantum systems
Researchers introduced new concepts and arithmetic functions that could play a significant role in the quantum factorization problem. The Factorization Ensemble is the main one; it allows us to bind the hamiltonian of a quantum factoring simulator. Although the researchers have not yet built a quantum…
Give The Gift Of Free Ebooks With a Discounted Kindle Unlimited Subscription
Kindle Unlimited is basically Netflix for ebooks and audiobooks, and Amazon’s taking 25-40% off the list price, with larger discounts on longer subscription lengths. Read more…
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How “Any Benefit” Mentality Can Throw Your Goals Off Track
There’s something to be said for saying “yes” to things. You never know what potential opportunities there are in saying yes to an extra project at work or volunteering your time somewhere. However, there’s a problem with this too: you can stretch yourself too thin. Over at Afford Anything, personal…
21 Cyber Monday deals you won’t want to miss
Cyber Monday is here, which means continued savings on your favorite items. To help you out, the team at StackCommerce has scoured the web for some of the best tech deals available today and compiled them below. And since prices only go up (or stock is depleted) as we get…
25% off mophie Power Capsule Charging Case for Wearables, Wireless Earbuds and More – Deal Alert
This compact, easy-to-carry travel case from Mophie has a built-in 1,400mAh battery that keeps your wireless in-ear headphones, fitness trackers or other wearables charged and protected while safely packed away so they’re ready for whatever is next. A durable outer shell with soft-touch, rubberized finish…
The Best Cyber Monday Tech Deals!
The Monday after Thanksgiving used to be the day you’d force yourself back to work, still nursing a turkey hangover, but now Cyber Monday deals help with the sting of indigestion. More than just leftovers from the better-known shopping day before the weekend, it’s grown into a deals bonanza in its own…
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Fear of the Dark: Why Netflix’s ‘Black Mirror’ Is Great Science Fiction
Legendary science fiction author Isaac Asimov once said, “The core of science fiction, its essence, has become crucial to our salvation, if we are to be saved at all.” With its aim to predict and explore possible futures, science fiction is a powerful genre. This is where Black Mirror is more than just…
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The NSA spy fortress in the middle of New York City
The Intercept has published a fascinating, and eerie, investigation into the iconic Brutalist tower at 33 Thomas Street in Manhattan. Built to withstand a nuclear bomb, the modern fortress has no windows. At night, the building is a dark shadow blocking the illuminated towers around it.But 33 Thomas…
Nevada Official Claims That The Chinese Billionaire Behind Faraday Future Is Broke
“It’s clear Mr. Jia doesn’t have any money,” Nevada State Treasurer Dan Schwarz recently said of Jia Yueting, the tech mogul behind the mysterious Silicon Valley car startup Faraday Future. This does not look good.Read more…
Japan’s ‘Repaired’ Sinkhole Is Sinking Again
A massive five-lane wide sinkhole in the Japanese city of Fukuoka that was repaired in just four days is sinking again, prompting city officials to stop traffic at the busy intersection.Read more…
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This is the cheapest Xbox One S deal you’ll find this Cyber Monday
There has been no shortage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for the Xbox One, but as the saying goes Amazon has saved the best for last.For just $212.50, Amazon is offering the cheapest priced Xbox One S 500GB Battlefield 1 bundle. Aide from the game and system, buyer will also receive a month…
Physics News
Yellow chlorophyll decomposition products are environment-responsive photoswitches
Before trees lose their leaves in the winter, they offer us a bright autumnal display of reds, oranges, and yellows. This results from the decomposition of the compound that makes leaves green: …
Physics News
Scientists create reagents to simplify production of fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals
The goop from pine trees that contains compounds known as terpenes is used in the manufacture of food, cosmetics and drugs, but it might become even more valuable as a chemical reagent made …
Physics News
Engineers develop first-ever capsule to treat hemophilia
In the near future, hemophiliacs could be able to treat their disease by simply swallowing a capsule. Full Feed
Officials Behind $500 Million Vikings’ Stadium Subsidy Get Free Luxury Box Tickets for Family and Friends
Six government appointees, including the son of a vice president, who negotiated how much public money would be spent building the Minnesota Vikings’ new football stadium get free access to luxury boxes for all events in the stadium. Which, you know, might call into question how hard they really negotiated…
Next Big Future
Carnival of Space 485
The Carnival of Space 485 is up at Urban AstronomerUniverse Today – ‘Global Warming Hiatus’ Not Good News For Planet EarthUniverse Today – How Do We Colonize Jupiter’s Moons?Establishing colonies on the Galilean moons has many potential benefits for humanity. For one, the Jovian system is incredibly…
Popular Science
NASA wants you (yes, you) to solve its poop problems
Space More space travel, more poop problems. As NASA looks deeper into the stars, the space agency hopes we can figure out what to do with astronaut poop.
Tube Cube Rotary Organizer
StorTECH’s Tube Cube Rotary Organizer packs and compacts all of your small hobbyist and homeowner parts into side-opening Twist Tubes that store as a vertical carousel inside an open Cube. Supplies such as screws, washers, diodes, and beads stay neat and contained inside their Tubes without taking up…
Talks at Google
Joe Dolce: “Brave New Weed: Adventures into the Unchartered World of Cannabis” | Talks at Google
Pot. Weed. Grass. We all think we know cannabis. But do we? Somewhere between the illicit joints and pot brownies, the conversation stopped — and only now is it re-taking the center stage. In Brave New Weed: Adventures into the Unchartered World of Cannabis, Joe Dolce travels to the new frontier of…
Dewalt 20V MAX 3Ah Hammer Drill/Impact Driver Combo Kit + Free Tool $224
Dewalt 20V MAX 3Ah Hammer Drill/Impact Driver Combo Kit + Free Tool $224
Digital Trends
Integra’s home theater offerings expand with the DSX-3 A/V receiver, DLB-5 soundbar
Plenty of home theater enthusiasts are familiar with the Onkyo brand name, but fewer are acquainted with Integra, the company’s high-end label. While its products are often aimed at the hardcore custom installer set, Integra also sells A/V gear that appeals to anyone looking for a quality product, as…
10 gifts for the data-driven driver or car lover
 Welcome to the 2016 TechCrunch Holiday Gift Guide! We’ll be rolling out a bunch of guides leading up to Christmas, hopefully making your holiday shopping a little easier. Looking for gifts for others on your list? Check out our full 2016 Gift Guide Hub. Cars are okay on their own but they can be better….
Man of Many
Top Tuesday #28 – 12 Motorcycle Backpacks For The Daily Commute
Motorcycles and the people who ride them are steady, cool, adaptive and built to last so naturally the same should go for any given motorcycle backpack. For this instalment of Top Tuesday we’re running down some of the best motorcycle backpacks on the market. The next time you hop on your chopper you…
20 Best Grooming Gifts For Men
Keeping those you care about clean and presentable one product at a time.
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Model could shatter a mystery of glass (w/video)
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Nano factories to prevent bacterial colonization
New Scientist – Online news
We may be able to tap into our memories from infancy
Studies in rats suggest that our earliest memories may lie dormant in the brain, ready to resurface given the right triggers
BMW F22 Eurofighter by HGK Motorsport
An 820HP kevlar BMW race car that’s built for drifting.
‘Planet Earth II’ shocker: Giraffe kicks lioness in the face – CNET
So much for the queen of the jungle and her pride. But it was neck-and-neck there for a minute.
Fearing Tighter US Visa Regime, Indian IT Firms Rush To Hire
From a report on Reuters: Anticipating a more protectionist US technology visa programme under a Donald Trump administration, India’s $150 billion IT services sector will speed up acquisitions in the United States and recruit more heavily from college campuses there. Indian companies including Tata Consultancy…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Gadget turns bicycle transit upside-down – puts “any bike on any rack”
If you own more than one type of bicycle, then you may have noticed that a single car-top-mounting system doesn’t necessarily work for all of them – or at least, not without a bit of doing. Going between a road bike, mountain bike and fatbike, for instance, can require the use of adapters for…
Welcome to the future of work
 With advances in information technology, robotics, and artificial intelligence developing at a rapid rate, workforce dislocations are happening now and are here to stay. As existing trends accelerate and irreversibly change the workforce as we know it, the question to be answered is–what will we do…
Next Big Future
DARPA seeks drone escort for military truck convoys to protect against enemy drones
DARPA is asking for industry’s help in developing a agile and mobile drone-defense system that can defeat a raid of self-guided, small unmanned aerial systems (UAS) that are attacking an important moving target like a high-value convoy.The potential $63 million Mobile force protection project seeks ways…
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Uber’s self-driving car partner skirted state rules to get noticed
Remember how Otto demonstrated a self-driving big rig truck without anyone in the cabin, making a great case for its eventual acquisition by Uber? It turns out that the company knowingly broke the rules, according to Backchannel… but also didn’t ha…
Newswise: SciNews
Modern Hunter-Gatherers Show Value of Exercise
In a remote area of north-central Tanzania, men leave their huts on foot, armed with bows and poison-tipped arrows, to hunt for their next meal. Dinner could come in the form of a small bird, a towering giraffe or something in between. Meanwhile, women gather tubers, berries and other fruits.
Newswise: SciNews
Aircraft Inspectors Have New Sandia Course to Help Detect Composite Material Damage
With the holiday travel season under way, airline travelers want to feel safe. Sandia National Laboratories has developed a new course now being offered to the aircraft manufacturing and airline industries to help them better inspect the new solid-laminate composite materials now being used more in aircraft…
BBC News – World
Ohio State University attack: Suspect dead and nine injured
A man rams his car into pedestrians at an Ohio campus and stabs bystanders before police shoot him dead.
Digital Trends
A tale of two Samsungs: Shareholders call for the company to split in two
Samsung may be preparing to split in two — reports surfaced early this morning that the company would announce some big changes to its business that could boost the profit returned to shareholders. The split would involve the creation of one holding company and one operating company. Samsung has had…
Cool Tools
Scholastic Dictionary of Idioms
Since when did cats and dogs start falling from the sky? If you have ever studied a foreign language, you know how hard learning idioms can be. This book is an excellent tool for helping anyone learning the English language to conquer the numerous idioms we use every day. This book not only gives an…
Cool Material
Bliss Mobil Expedition Vehicles
Bliss Mobil Expedition Vehicles are unlike any other expedition vehicles on the market. Rather than crafting their home away from home vehicles based on a particular vehicle platform, the Netherlands-based company uses a unique all-in-one box with a steel frame in multiple sizes that can be used with…
Tools and Toys
A Few Nice Stocking Stuffers for 2016
By now you’ve probably already seen our 2016 Christmas Catalog and novelty gift guide, so we’re keeping this year’s stocking stuffer list short and sweet. Enjoy! * * * Elago’s R1 Intelli Case for Apple TV remote. ($14) Elago R1 Intelli Case for Apple TV Remote » Elago’s R1 Intelli Case…
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Self-watering planter makes it easy to have a green thumb
Never guess how much water your plant needs ever again Instructions for taking care of houseplants can be frustratingly abstract: “Keep in a sun-filled room but out of direct sunlight,” they might read. “Water sparingly,” they might command. Or, the opposite: “Water regularly during the growing season.”…
BBC News – World
White House rebuts Trump vote fraud claim
There has been no evidence to suggest widespread voter fraud in the 2016 presidential election, the White House said.
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Canada’s Trudeau to skip Castro’s funeral
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will not attend the funeral of Fidel Castro, his office said on Monday, days after Trudeau’s praise of the late Cuban leader sparked a backlash.
Apple is reportedly testing more than 10 different iPhone prototypes
Apple is reportedly testing nearly a dozen prototype iPhones as it continues to narrow down the field of potential devices ahead of next year’s pivotal launch.
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Obama administration rushes to conserve public lands
The president is quickly working through a number of conservation safeguards.
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Main Streets matter: Shop local this holiday season
Forget the Internet, the mall, the big box stores. Show support for innovative, independent local business owners instead. It’s a win-win situation for all.
Bustler News, Competitions and Events
News: Bustler’s editor picks for architecture & design events: New York City, November 28-December 5
Take a breather at an exhibition or a panel discussion as the holiday frenzy begins. As always, New York City is abuzz with creative folks expanding the possibilities of how architectural design and practice can be reinterpreted, bringing attention to what in the urban environment is constantly overlooked….
Fast Company
Stop Meditating Alone—For Productivity Gains, It’s A Team Sport
Meditation is about compassion and collective consciousness—both excellent qualities to foster in the workplace. Meditation is about compassion and collective consciousness—both excellent qualities to foster in the workplace.You’ve probably heard that meditation increases focus,…
Fast Company
How To Turn Stress Into Productivity Fuel
Some people need more stress to get things done, while others cave beneath it. Here’s how to find your “sweet spot.” Some people need more stress to get things done, while others cave beneath it. Here’s how to find your “sweet spot.”Feeling stressed lately? Chances are you’re not… – latest science and technology news stories
Why are there volcanoes on an island that isn’t near any tectonic boundaries?
Madagascar, the big island off the east coast of Africa with the lemurs and baobabs, is thought to be sitting in the middle of an old tectonic plate, and so, by the rules of plate tectonics, should be tectonically quiet: few earthquakes and no volcanoes. – latest science and technology news stories
Toxic ‘marine snow’ can sink quickly, persist at ocean depths
In a new study, researchers from North Carolina State University found that a specific neurotoxin can persist and accumulate in “marine snow” formed by the algae Pseudo-nitzschia, and that this marine snow can reach significant depths quickly. These findings have implications for food safety policies… – latest science and technology news stories
Team develops algorithm to improve online mapping of disaster areas
When an 8-magnitude earthquake struck Yingjie Hu’s home province of Sichuan, China, in 2008, he was more than 1,000 miles away attending college in Shanghai. While Hu wanted to help, there wasn’t much he could do due to the long distance.
Archinect – News
This week’s picks for NYC architecture and design events
Take a breather at an exhibition or a panel discussion as the holiday frenzy begins. As always, New York City is abuzz with creative folks expanding the possibilities of how architectural design and practice can be reinterpreted, bringing attention to what in the urban environment is constantly overlooked. For…
Charge trucks tackle race tracks
 Charge, an Oxford, UK-based electric vehicle company, is testing its prototypes in the most time-honored way: at the races. Since the dawn of the automotive age, inventors and manufacturers have taken their cars to the track to test their capabilities. These trucks aren’t racing, though; they’re the…
Lamborghini x iXOOST ESAVOX Docking Speaker
A carbon fiber speaker built from an original Lamborghini exhaust system.
Are government-backed privacy tools really going to protect us from President Trump?
America’s in total turmoil following Donald Trump’s victory. Nazis and white supremacists are suddenly in vogue, getting magazine profiles and primetime TV spots. Bernie supporters are nervously rejoicing — setting sights on taking over the Democratic Party, while waiting for blacklists and payback…. Full Feed
Support Reason While You Shop!
Searching for the best Cyber Monday deals? Maybe you’re wondering what to buy for everyone on your holiday gift list? Perhaps you’re looking for a list of the top 100 toys for kids? Possibly you are just looking to give yourself the Star Wars Digital Movie Collection? Or get your friend a drone, or… Full Feed
The Ethical Argument for Free Trade – Daniel Hannan on Brexit: New At Reason
Daniel Hannan is one of Brexit’s biggest champions. A Member of the European Parliament and a leading Euroskeptic, Hannan’s advocacy of withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union has earned him international attention. While critics regarded the “Vote Leave” campaign as a dangerous…
The Awesomer
Wacom Mobile Studio Pro
Price: $1799-$2995  | Buy | Link13″ and 16″ tablets designed for creative professionals. They come with a highly accurate new pen with pressure and tilt sensing, and options including Core i5 or Core i7 CPUs, up to 512GB SSD, 3D object scanning camera, NVIDIA Quadro M1000M GPU, and up to 4K resolution….
How-To Geek
How to Provide Guest Access to Your Eero Wi-Fi Network
When you have guests over who want to use your Wi-Fi, Eero makes it really simple to create a guest network for them to connect to. That way they can get internet access, but they won’t be able to access your local network files or other devices.Click Here to Continue Reading
There’s more than one way to share your car
 Over the past several years, the popularity of “sharing economy” models has skyrocketed. The key to success has been finding a category with high demand but low capacity utilization, then relentlessly focusing on the customer experience. Although vehicles are among the most expensive assets purchased…
Sling TV’s new cloud DVR solves its biggest problem
Sling TV has addressed its biggest problem with the unveiling of a new cloud DVR feature, the same type of DVR offered by competitor PlayStation Vue. The news comes shortly after Sony dropped Viacom channels from its own service — the same channels still offered by Sling TV — making it a prime opportunity…
The Next Web
To think like humans, researchers are teaching robots to dream
When a robot goes to sleep, what does it dream about? Atari games, apparently. In humans, nocturnal sleep (or even daytime naps) helps to consolidate memory, shifting short-term memory to long-term storage. Through three distinct processes — stabilization, enhancement, and integration — your brain transfers…
Science | Smithsonian
Proposed New Marine Reserve System Offers Rosy Outlook for Both the Lobster and the Lobster Fisherman
With the help of a supercomputer, Smithsonian scientists figure out how to help the lobster fishery off the coast of Honduras
Next Big Future
Self Checkout and Image recognition checkout will eliminate cashiers
McDonalds is rolling out self-order kiosks, mobile pay options, an updated interior design, even table service. The changes are already starting to show up at locations in Florida, New York and Southern California, where 500 restaurants have been updated. Restaurants in San Francisco, Boston, Chicago,…
Digital Trends
‘Forza Horizon 3’ gears up for winter with upcoming Blizzard Mountain DLC
As winter looms, Microsoft is preparing a “snowy mountain playground” for Forza Horizon 3 players as part of the game’s upcoming Blizzard Mountain expansion, which launches next month for Windows 10 and Xbox One. In addition to a series of wintry tracks, Blizzard Mountain also introduces a collection…
Your next Toyota might also be your personal trainer – Roadshow
A new Toyota patent suggests future cars may fat-shame you into healthy living.
DoneGood Suggests Ethical And Eco-Friendly Alternatives When Shopping Online
When you’re looking for good deal online it can be easy to forget that you’re giving your money to corporations whose business practices you don’t necessarily agree with. DoneGood aims to offer sustainable and ethical alternatives in your feed so that you don’t need to do all the research yourself.Let’s…
Ars Technica
Consoles for $213, recent games for $10, and more Cyber Monday deals
Enlarge / Walmart is practically throwing free stuff at you to get you to buy an Xbox One S. (credit: Wal-mart) Don’t blame us if you missed all the good deals on video games when Black Friday came around last week. We tried to tell you there were steep discounts to be had, But noooooo, you just…
Clipse: Bagel-Shaped Torch For Working Hands-Free
Torches, like the camera and the walkman, have been killed by the mobile phone… But a new torch appeared – the Clipse is a torch light that’s so different, your mobile phone has nothing on it! It’s adorable, warm, and inviting. It’s also an ambient light, as opposed to the directional ‘point lights’…
44% off Lexar Multi-Card 25-In-1 USB 3.0 Reader – Deal Alert
This extremely versatile device from Lexar reads 25 popular memory card formats, and leverages SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology for high-speed file transfers, with a USB interface speed up to 500MB/s. It reads multiple slots at once to allow for simultaneous downloads/transfers, and pops closed to protect…
Your Next iPhone Could Have a Curved OLED Display
The iPhone 8 probably won’t arrive until 2018, but we should see an iPhone 7S launching next year… and there’s talk that it could arrive with stunning, curved OLED display. According to the […]
BBC News – World
Muslim teen first to compete in hijab for Miss Minnesota
A Somali-American woman becomes the first to compete in the Miss Minnesota while fully clothed in every round.
BBC News – World
Austria election: Holocaust survivor’s appeal goes viral
An emotional appeal from a Holocaust survivor goes viral ahead of Austria’s presidential election.
The Wishlist: 20 Best Gifts For The Technophile
The latest and greatest tech from the year for this gift-giving season.
Why I Support An Election Audit, Even Though It’s Unlikely To Change The Outcome
Here at FiveThirtyEight, we’ve been skeptical of claims of irregularities in the presidential election. As we pointed out last week, there are no obvious statistical anomalies in the results in swing states based on the type of voting technology that each county employed. Instead, demographic differences,…
We Asked 8,500 Internet Commenters Why They Do What They Do
Illustrations by Merijn HosMy fascination with internet comments began as exasperation. I’d just written a short article that began with a quote from the movie “Blazing Saddles”: “Badges? We don’t need no stinkin’ badges!” After the story published, I quickly heard from readers explaining that, actually,…
Next Big Future
China high speed rail expanding with projects in Australia and Europe and development of faster maglev trains
China’s CRRC corporation has announced its beginning research and development into a 600km / h high-speed maglev train, which would bring the travel time from Beijing to Shanghai down to only take 2 and half hours, about the same as taking a plane.CRRC, the world’s largest supplier of rail transit systems,…
Next Big Future
China approves $36 billion of subways and other links to reduce commutes over an area twice the size of South Korea from several hours to mostly 60 minutes or less
China has approved a 247-billion-yuan ($36-billion) railway plan to improve transport links between the capital Beijing, the port city of Tianjin, and the neighboring province of Hebei, part of plans to integrate the three areas into a mega-city.The plan will span nine projects that total 1,100 km (683… – latest science and technology news stories
Survey of New York City soil uncovers medicine-making microbes
Microbes have long been an invaluable source of new drugs. And to find more, we may have to look no further than the ground beneath our feet.
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Cold Fusion Lives: Experiments Create Energy When None Should Exist
The field, now called low-energy nuclear reactions, may have legit results—or be stubborn junk science — Read more on
Mises Institute
End the Fed To Really ‘Make America Great Again’
A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rssThe FedMoney and BanksEnd the Fed To Really ‘Make America Great Again’Money and Banking 0 Views Former Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher recently gave a speech identifying the Federal Reserve’s easy money/low interest rate policies…
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Home & Office : American Press Coffee Maker
Spectacular hybrid of french press and espresso maker! Brewing coffee is as much showmanship as utility. This new coffee maker magically turns crystal clear water into a rich and delicious brew right before your eyes! $79.99
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Home & Office : Star Wars BB-8 Heat Change Mug
BB-drink. BB-8 is just a solid all-rounder. It helps with repairs, it has a lighter, and now it holds beverages. Thank goodness it’s water resistant otherwise that could cause some issues. $24.99
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Toys & Games : Star Trek 50th Anniversary Tridimensional Chess Set
Queen to queen’s level 3. This set, over a foot tall when fully assembled, features 7 acrylic playing boards and 32 silver or gold plated chess pieces. It comes with a rules booklet, but even if you don’t play, it looks pretty awesome displayed on a shelf. $274.99
Gadget Review
9 Best Cyber Monday 4K Ultra HDTV Deals for 2016
9 Best Cyber Monday 4K Ultra HDTV Deals for 2016 Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site It’s Cyber Monday and surely you’ve been waiting to pluck down some cold hard credit card cash on a big screen 4K Smart TV. All year you’ve seen prices in the $1,000+ range, but now they’re well below. In at…
NASA unveils ‘food bars’ to feed astronauts on long space journeys
Your average granola bar simply won’t cut it for a Mars-bound astronaut. NASA food scientists are in the process of developing a new “food bar” (that’s seriously what they call it) that astronauts will be able to eat for breakfast every morning while on missions to deep space destinations like Mars…
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A Peter Thiel ally will steer Trump’s Pentagon policy
Silicon Valley has largely been averse to Donald Trump, but a venture capitalist with close ties to Peter Thiel will now be helping the president-elect. Trae Stephens, a principal at Thiel’s Founders Fund firm, has been tapped to join the Trump transition team. Founders Fund principal joining transition…
Digital Trends
Bike, hike or run after dark with the obscenely bright Orfos FlarePro
Way back in October 2014 we told you about an intriguing new light called the Orfos Flare. Built for use in extreme environments, the Flare was waterproof, offered 500 lumens of light, and came with a rechargeable battery that could power the device for up to 24 hours at a time. These features made it…
Digital Trends
Tresorit wants to protect activists and nonprofits with free encryption services
Tresorit, a Hungarian encrypted cloud storage company, is the latest firm to launch free end-to-end encryption services for nonprofits and activists to secure their communications and data. Human rights activists, non-profits, and charities need to be wary of surveillance from opposition groups, governments,…
The Next Web
Fllike wants to be the Yelp of airlines
Flying used to be a glamorous endeavor. In the 1970’s, even those flying coach could enjoy legroom and a half-decent meal. But then airlines started cutting back. As fuel prices rose, amenities began to vanish. Now, flying sucks. Not even a free prostate exam (thanks TSA!) makes up for flying Spirit….
Microsoft Confirms Its Chinese-Language Chatbot Filters Certain Topics
Microsoft’s Chinese-language AI chat bot filters certain topics, the company confirmed Monday, although it did not clarify whether that included interactions deemed politically sensitive. From a report on Fortune: Last week, CNNMoney and China Digital Times reported that Xiaoice would not directly respond…
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Hurricane Risk to Northeast U.S. Coast Increasing, Research Warns
New research published in the journal Scientific Reports and co-authored by an Associate Professor at Skidmore College suggests the Northeastern coast of the U.S. could be struck by more frequent and more powerful hurricanes in the future due to shifting weather patterns.
Yeehaw launches 3D printer for kids on Indiegogo
 The Yeehaw is a 3D printer aimed at the kids market. The company’s Indiegogo campaign carries a $249 early-bird price tag and promises to ship the first 50 units in time for Christmas. There were a few things about the company’s campaign that gave me pause. The device was designed with safety in mind,…
Uber China completes merger with Didi Chuxing
Nearly four months after announcing the merger with local rival Didi Chuxing, Uber has officially abandoned the Chinese market. An app bearing its brand remains but it has been decoupled from from the Uber global app, requiring international Uber users visiting the country to download a separate app….
Your Favorite Electric Shaver Has Never Been Cheaper
Braun Series 7 Electric Razor, $109The Braun Series 7 is your favorite electric razor, and Amazon’s marked it down to an all-time low $109 today, complete with a cleaning and charging base. That’s still a lot of money, but it rarely drops below $160, so I say treat yourself.Commerce Content is independent…
Sammy Screamer Motion Alarm
Your personal tattletale, Sammy Screamer goes on guard against sticky fingers, nosy noses, and hands getting too close to the cookie jar (or liquor cabinet). The palm-sized alarm is motion sensitive, bleeping out loud, plus sending a notification to your smartphone, anytime sometime tries to move her,…
An Age-By-Age Guide to Teaching Your Children Financial Lessons
Kids are ready to learn about saving, spending, and more at fairly young ages—but they need your help to really understand. This graphic gives some great suggestions for lessons you can teach kids at each age.For example, they suggest that three to six-year-olds may be ready to save up for a toy by putting…
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Denmark now has a second grocery store selling expired food
The Danes love their unloved food.
Bustler News, Competitions and Events
News: Bustler’s editor picks for architecture & design events: London, 29 November – 6 December
As we enter into December, it seems as though there are already too many Christmas fairs and markets to write about. So, if you need a break from the busy streets, then why not retreat to a gallery, an interesting talk, or to a botanical wonderland to avoid the rush of (early) Christmas shoppers? Check… Full Feed
Tufts University Student Government: Free Speech Resolution ‘Harmful,’ ‘Unsafe’
Tufts University’s student government voted down a resolution (26-0) asking administrators to clarify whether the institution’s commitment to free speech is in conflict with its policies forbidding sex jokes. According to one student senator, the organization didn’t want to give the wrongful impression… – latest science and technology news stories
Cultivation technologies benefit ultradwarf bermudagrass
Researchers at Mississippi State University say turfgrass professionals could benefit from more research on how new or alternative technologies compare with traditional methods for growing and maintaining ultradwarf bermudagrass putting greens. Their study in the September 2016 issue of HortScience adds… – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers crack the code of a deadly virus
Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus (VEEV) is an unforgiving killer of horses, donkeys and zebras, resulting in mortality as high as 80 percent of infected animals. It causes rapid, catastrophic swelling of the brain and spinal cord, leading to severe neurological symptoms and—in many cases—sudden death…. – latest science and technology news stories
How crop load density affects apple juice, hard cider quality
Hard cider, an alcoholic beverage produced from fermented apple juice or apple juice concentrate, is gaining popularity among consumers. Domestic cider consumption increased more than 850% in the last 5 years in the US, with more than 550 cider producers in the country. The authors of a study in HortScience… – latest science and technology news stories
Handheld, mobile data technologies compared for turfgrass
Performance testing of natural turfgrass sports fields requires sampling to obtain information on surface properties (e.g., soil moisture, soil compaction, surface hardness, and turfgrass vigor). A study in the September 2016 issue of HortScience compared two sampling methodologies and provided recommendations… – latest science and technology news stories
Our closest worm kin regrow body parts, raising hopes of regeneration in humans
What if humans could regrow an amputated arm or leg, or completely restore nervous system function after a spinal cord injury? – latest science and technology news stories
Optimizing fertilizer rates for wild blueberry
The authors of a study in HortScience (September 2106) say that wild blueberry nutrient management varies considerably compared with typical tilled crop systems. According to the study, there is a “tremendous amount of uncertainty” in wild blueberry nutrient management as a result of dynamic interactions… – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers propose low-mass supernova triggered formation of solar system
A research team led by University of Minnesota School of Physics and Astronomy Professor Yong-Zhong Qian uses new models and evidence from meteorites to show that a low-mass supernova triggered the formation of our solar system.
Spinn Coffee Maker
A smart coffee maker designed to brew up the best cup with the least hassle.
Archinect – News
This week’s picks for London architecture and design events
As we enter into December, it seems as though there are already too many Christmas fairs and markets to write about. So, if you need a break from the busy streets, then why not retreat to a gallery, an interesting talk, or to a botanical wonderland to avoid the rush of (early) Christmas shoppers? Check…
Plantronics BackBeat PRO Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones w/ Mic $109.99
Plantronics BackBeat PRO Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones w/ Mic $109.99
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Cyber Monday 4K TV deals: here are the best Ultra HDTVs on sale today
There’s almost too many good TV shows out there these days. From Game of Thrones and Westworld on HBO to House of Cards and Daredevil on Netflix, everywhere you look there’s an amazing, binge-worthy series that everyone can’t seem to shut up about. But to get the most from these shows (not to mention…
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Cyber Monday PS4 wireless controllers are $20 cheaper
Squaring off with friends at Street Fighter V? Need to tag in a fellow striker for some Rocket League? Got a few extra bucks burning in your pocket after picking up that PS4 Pro for $60 off this Cyber Monday? Sounds like you could use an extra controller, and as Cyber Monday continues we’ve found a way…
CNET’s word of the year makes you question humanity – CNET
The popular dictionary site chooses “xenophobia” as its word of the year, saying fear of the other defines our times.
The Awesomer
NFL Football Leather Coasters
Price: $35/set of 4  | BuyYou may not really care about getting stains on your coffee table, but you still might want to grab a set of coasters so you don’t get yelled at anyhow. These should do the trick, plus they’re cut from the same Horween leather used to make real NFL footballs. More Awesome…
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‘No Man’s Sky’ files hint at upcoming ground vehicles
When Hello Games said that its No Man’s Sky Foundation Update was laying the groundwork for things to come, it definitely wasn’t kidding. Reddit user eegandj has discovered multiple files that hint at the addition of a buggy to the open-ended space g…
BBC News – World
RCAF pilot killed in CF-18 crash near Cold Lake, Alberta
A Royal Canadian Air Force pilot is killed as a CF-18 fighter jet crashes near Cold Lake, Alberta.
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
Fukushima cost estimates nearly double, approaching $200 billion
Enlarge (credit: Stanford University) Yesterday, the Nikkei news service reported that the Japanese government is expecting the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns to cost nearly double its earlier estimates. Citing government sources, the report says the total expenses will run at least…
Digital Trends
Go for a spin in Ferrari’s race car: Formula 1 team tests 360-degree VR cameras
This past weekend, while taking a practice run for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 team ran a few laps with a 360-degree virtual reality camera attached to its car. First spotted by motor sports reporter Craig Scarborough, the camera used for testing was a 360fly, although the…
How-To Geek
Control How Long Windows Waits Before Killing Apps at Shutdown
When you shut down your computer, Windows doesn’t shut down immediately. Instead, it gives running applications and services some time to close first. You can control how long Windows waits—and whether it automatically closes running applications or not.Click Here to Continue Reading
12 Projects Recognized as 2016 NYC Public Design Commission Award Winners
Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City Public Design Commission have announced the winners of their 2016 Awards for Excellence in Design. Established in 1983, the award has been bestowed annually to projects from the city’s five boroughs that “exemplify how innovative and thoughtful…
Uber drivers join nationwide strike to demand $15 minimum wage
Uber riders may find available rides in short supply on Tuesday as “hundreds” of drivers in two dozen U.S. cities go on strike. The action is intended to raise awareness of a desire by not only Uber drivers, but fast-food cooks, airport baggage handlers, home care workers, child care teachers, and graduate…
Skype for Business on iOS now lets you answer calls from the lock screen
Microsoft today announced that it has updated its Skype for Business app for iOS such that the app now takes advantage of optional improvements for third-party VoIP calls that Apple introduced in iOS 10 earlier this year. Formerly known as Lync 2013, Skype for Business lets people at big companies chat,…
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Vincent Callebaut’s twisting tree-covered tower takes shape in Taipei
We regularly cover Vincent Callebaut’s sustainable architecture concepts, but have wondered how well his eye-catching renders would translate into a real, completed building. Well, we need not wonder for much longer, as the Belgian architect’s twisting, greenery-clad Agora Garden Tower is beginning…
27% off Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate + Fitness Wristband – Deal Alert
Make every beat count with Fitbit Charge 2, the all-new heart rate and fitness wristband built for all-day, workouts and beyond. PurePulse continuous heart rate makes it easy to maximize workouts, better track calorie burn and get a snapshot of your cardio fitness level, while all-day activity and…
Google Asked to Remove a Billion ‘Pirate’ Search Results in a Year
Copyright holders asked Google to remove more than 1,000,000,000 allegedly infringing links from its search engine over the past twelve months, TorrentFreak reports. According to stats provided in Google’s Transparency Report for the past one year, Google was asked to remove over one billion links –…
Ars Technica
Newly discovered router flaw being hammered by in-the-wild attacks
Enlarge Online criminals—at least some of them wielding the notorious Mirai malware that transforms Internet-of-things devices into powerful denial-of-service cannons—have begun exploiting a critical flaw that may be present in millions of home routers. Routers provided to German and Irish ISP… – latest science and technology news stories
With climate change, not all wildlife population shifts are predictable
Wildlife ecologists who study the effects of climate change assume, with support from several studies, that warming temperatures caused by climate change are forcing animals to move either northward or upslope on mountainsides to stay within their natural climate conditions. – latest science and technology news stories
Marine incentives programs may replace ‘doom and gloom’ with hope
Incentives that are designed to enable smarter use of the ocean while also protecting marine ecosystems can and do work, and offer significant hope to help address the multiple environmental threats facing the world’s oceans, researchers conclude in a new analysis. – latest science and technology news stories
Power savings: ONR research helps Navy curb kilowatts
With support from the Office of Naval Research (ONR), engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have designed a portable measurement system to precisely and cheaply monitor the amount of electricity used by individual household appliances, lighting fixtures and electronic devices. – latest science and technology news stories
Britain seeks to restrict access to online porn
Pornographic websites could be forced to check their users are over 18 under new measures debated by British lawmakers Monday that are designed to protect children but have raised concerns over privacy and censorship. – latest science and technology news stories
VirusDetect, a new bioinformatics pipeline for virus identification released
Researchers studying the viruses that affect agricultural production or human health now have a new tool for investigating where viruses have spread, on a local, national, or even global scale.
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Monster! This Asus gaming laptop is almost $170 cheaper for Cyber Monday
Got a gamer in your life? Like to save as much as you can in holiday shopping? Then we’ve got a deal for you. Amazon has a supremely good discount on an Asus ROG GL552VW-DH71 15-inch gaming laptop going on right now, but you have to act fast.  On the fence about a gaming laptop? Check out the new MacBook…
Best practices to fight corporate security risks
Best practicesImage by PexelsToday, security education may be part of an organization’s onboarding process, but while many people know not to open an email from an unidentified source, or even those from a friend or coworker that have uncharacteristic links or text, individuals inevitably still do.To…
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Record swathes of the Great Barrier Reef died in 2016
The Great Barrier Reef lost more coral to bleaching in 2016 than in any other year on record, according to scientists at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies. The northern area was hit the worst: A region spanning 435 miles at the tip…
Tesla’s More Advanced Autopilot Arrives Next Month
Autonomous driving on the highway? That’s nothing. Take a look at what a Tesla with the company’s new, more advanced hardware and software can do in a busy suburban environment. The video, uploaded […] Full Feed
Smarter People Are Happier People
Ignorance (a low functioning intellect) may not be bliss, but neither is being really smart. Or at least that is what a lot of social pychological research has supposedly shown. For example, a 2012 article in the International Journal of Happiness and Development analyzed 23 studies and found no correlation… Full Feed
Obama Expands Targets for Airstrikes, Ohio ‘Shooter’ Actually a Stabber, Dylann Roof Will Represent Himself at Trial: P.M. Links
President Barack Obama’s administration has decided to classify Somalian Islamic terrorist group Shabab as being covered by the current Authorization to Use Military Force put into place after the Sept. 11 attack. This increases the extent by which Obama—and subsequently incoming President-Elect Donald…
Fast Company
This 60-Year-Old Theory Can Help You Nail Your Next Job Interview
You need to showcase the higher-order thinking skills computers haven’t mastered and your peers aren’t highlighting. You need to showcase the higher-order thinking skills computers haven’t mastered and your peers aren’t highlighting.Day by day, year by year, machines are taking…
Newswise: SciNews
Researchers Find Biggest Exposed Fault on Earth
Geologists have for the first time seen and documented the Banda Detachment fault in eastern Indonesia and worked out how it formed.
Newswise: SciNews
Timing the shadow of a potentially habitable extrasolar planet
A group of researchers from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), the University of Tokyo, and the Astrobiology Center among others has observed the transit of a potentially Earth-like extrasolar planet known as K2-3d using the MuSCAT instrument on the Okayama Astrophysical Observatory…
BBC News – World
Fidel Castro death: Cubans queue to pay their respects
Thousands of Cubans have queued to view the ashes of Fidel Castro, who died on Friday.
Make a More Flavorful Lunch Salad by Cutting Ingredients to the Same Size
The perfect bite of salad has every one of its ingredients represented. But if you just throw a bunch of greens and other things together, you’ll be stuck with big leafy bites that miss out on some serious flavor.If you want to take your lunch salads to the next level, Chef Michael Stebner of Sweetgreen…
Bustler News, Competitions and Events
News: Bustler’s editor picks for architecture & design events: Los Angeles, November 28-December 5
Take a breather at an exhibition as the holiday frenzy begins. As always, Los Angeles is abuzz with creative folks expanding the possibilities of how architectural design and practice can be reinterpreted, bringing attention to what in the urban environment is constantly overlooked. Wondering where other… – latest science and technology news stories
Toddler robots help solve how children learn
Children learn new words using the same method as robots according to psychologists.
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Cyber Monday PS4 deals: the best offers are at GameStop and eBay
If you missed the insane amount of PS4 bundles on Black Friday, fear not, for there are a few Cyber Monday deals on Sony’s latest console that put even those to shame. Some of which even give you lots of options for how to bundle your shiny new game box.However, the absolute best PS4 deal has to go to…
Next Big Future
Portable chlorine generator to bring safe water and prevent 502,00 deaths from diarrheal illnesses every year
The MSR (Mountain Safety Research) Community Chlorine Maker is changing lives with just salt, water, a battery, and five minutes’ time. By creating chlorine on the spot, it empowers users to create their own chlorine for drinking water treatment that otherwise would be unavailable or unreliable. But…
EPA Increases Amount of Renewable Fuel To Be Blended Into Gasoline
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Last week the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its final renewable fuel standards for 2017, requiring that fuel suppliers blend an additional 1.2 billion gallons of renewable fuel into U.S. gas and diesel from 2016 levels. The rule…
How to Learn From Running Injuries and Reevaluate Your Routine
Running injuries are the worst. They sap your motivation and force you to sit on the sidelines, watching your hard-earned fitness go down the drain. If you’re anything like me, you’ve had your share of running injuries that put a quick end to your running goals.Read more…
Nissan recalls 12,000 2016 Titan XD pickups over fuel issues – Roadshow
A problem in the fuel system may prevent the fuel gauge from accurately estimating the amount of fuel remaining.
Daimler prepares to drop $11B on EVs, expanding Smart lineup – Roadshow
The company, which includes Mercedes-Benz, plans to unveil 10 electric models on the same platform within a decade.
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New community solar company lets everyone buy into renewable power
Arcadia Power lets renters nationwide rent their own panels Buying into solar doesn’t require owning the roof above your head. With Arcadia Power, a company that launched a new nationwide community solar service earlier this month, renters across the country can now make direct investments in renewable…
Physics News
Compost establishes growing media pH similar to limestone
As concerns increase about the environmental impacts of harvesting peat and the rising costs of peatmoss used as a growing substrate, researchers are seeking feasible alternatives. Compost can …
MIT and Google have reinvented the office cubicle
‘Transformable Meeting Spaces’ is an innovative solution to the need for privacy and quiet in the modern-day open space office environment. It’s a cocoon-like structure made up of 36 felt-lined fiberglass rods that fold up when not needed, and drop down into a cubicle with the pull of a counterweight….
Save $6 On Your Favorite Gillette or Venus Razor Blade Refills, Courtesy of Amazon
If your razor of choice is a Gillette or Venus, Amazon’s shaving $6 off dozens or cartridge refill packs, for a limited time. Just find the one that’ll fit your handle, and you’ll see the discount automatically at checkout. You can also save a little more by using Subscribe & Save, though the coupon… Full Feed
‘Awful but Lawful’ Police Conduct Must Be Punished: Milwaukee Police Chief
Edward Flynn, the Milwaukee police chief, argued that police chiefs had to hold some officers involved in fatal shootings “accountable for essentially being incompetent even though the officer has acted within the confines of legal precedent,” in a post at the Police Foundation’s On Policing blog….
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All the Best Cyber Monday Deals, All in One Place
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Canada’s first self-driving car tests hit Ontario roads
Ontario ambitiously greenlit autonomous driving tests back in January, but nobody wanted to take the city up on its offer. This was likely due to its proximity to Michigan, where American car companies can test similar conditions without having to leave the country. But today brings good news for Canada:…
BBC News – World
France election: The key issues
Elaine Jung looks at the challenges Francois Fillon and France’s other presidential candidates will face in their bid to win 2017’s election.
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Researchers explore new 2D materials that could make devices faster, smaller, and efficient
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Inside nanotubes, water turns solid when it should be boiling
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Programmable materials showing future potential for industry (w/video)
Next Big Future
Oil Production cut deals look unlikely
OPEC officials failed on Monday to bridge their differences on an agreement to cut production and revive oil prices, following comments from Saudi Arabia that output curbs aren’t essential.With just two days left before ministers from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries meet to finalize…
50% off Shining Buddy Head Lamp, Water & Shock Resistant – Deal Alert
This highly-rated head lamp is ultra-bright, dependable, comfortable, and has an easy-to-wear design. A go-to tool for working around the house, or out for a late-night hike. Its no-slip strap is adjustable enough to accommodate everyone, from adults to children. Three AAA batteries (included) supply…
A prominent Silicon Valley investment banker is suing Theranos, and seeking class-action status
 Theranos, the 13-year-old, Palo Alto-based health technology company, is being sued by two more investors who say they were lied to about Theranos’s health and its prospects by founder Elizabeth Holmes and former president and COO, Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, who was reportedly long one of the Holmes’s closest…
Mises Institute
Update on the Global War on Cash
A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssUpdate on the Global War on Cash 0 Views Rumor has it that the political elites of Euroland are contemplating a tax on withdrawals from ATMs.  Needless to say, the banks are pleased as punch at the prospect, because it will impede the bank runs that reveal…
You Can Access NASA’s Research Via New Searchable Database
NASA has an enormous repository of research papers in its possession, but it’s never exactly been easy to wade through all of them in the past few years. That’s why NASA has gone […]
The Green Head – Finds Cool New Stuff!
AIRY Air Purifying Planter
Not only helps feed plants what they crave, that pesky carbon dioxide, it also amplifies a plants’ natural power to clean the air by up to eight times by helping to ventilate the roots.Click Here For Complete Details
The Awesomer
Deal: Striv Touch Smartwatch
Price: $30  | Buy | LinkThis minimal smartwatch offers activity and sleep tracking, as well as the ability to display alerts for texts, emails, incoming calls, and social media activity. Connects with iOS and Android smartphones and offers battery life up to 1 week. Save 70% in The Awesomer Shop. More…
BBC News – World
Why is Zimbabwe rolling out bond notes?
Zimbabwe has started rolling out a new currency – but will it solve the country’s cash crunch?
Next Big Future
Nuclear Energy Startups want to make nuclear energy radically less expensive like Spacex has made orbital launch cheaper
In graduate school at the University of Wisconsin, Rachel Slaybaugh began studying the Boltzmann Transport Equation — “a single equation that describes where all of the neutrons are in a nuclear system,” Slaybaugh explains. “Anything in a nuclear system starts with where all of the neutrons are, so it…
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The Canopy Magic Keyboard case is a good way to lug a full keyboard around, if you must
Here are a couple facts: physical keyboards are easier to type on than touchscreen keyboards, especially for prolonged periods of time. Physical keyboards also take up space and, honestly, you have to be extremely committed to keyboards to ever want to carry one around with you. We’ve seen multiple covers…
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Massive Antarctica ice sheet is cracking due to warming oceans
When a giant (225 square mile) slice of Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier broke off in 2015, scientists wondered exactly what caused it. Well, they now have an explanation… and it’s not very reassuring. They’ve determined through satellite imagery t…
Curbed National
This tiny mobile studio is a simple workspace on the go
A cute little place to work Trailers and campers make for convenient (if not cramped) make-shift offices, and this caravan-turned-tiny-mobile-studio is no exception. Designed by Belgian studio Five AM, the curved and compact Dojo Wheels has been refurbished with a new ceiling and wooden window frames…
LG UltraFine 5K Display now available to order from Apple’s website for $974
After announcing that it was discontinuing its first-party display over the summer, Apple revealed at its Mac-centric event last month that it had partnered with LG for a pair of standalone displays. Now, Apple has made the LG UltraFine 5K Display available for purchase via its website. more…Filed…
Make Talking to People You Hate Easier by Setting Goals for the Conversation
When you don’t get along with someone, having a conversation with them can be infuriating and agonizing. It’s a situation that’s best avoided, but sometimes you can’t get away. Here’s a way to make those talks productive.If you’re locked into a discussion with someone you despise, Jay Heinrichs, author…
Archinect – News
This week’s picks for LA architecture and design events
Take a breather at an art exhibition as the holiday frenzy begins. LA is abuzz with creative folks expanding the possibilities of how architectural design and practice can be reinterpreted, bringing attention to what in the urban environment is constantly overlooked. Archinect and Bustler compiled a…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Honey bee brood – a good source of food?
What do cultures in places such as Mexico, Australia and Thailand have in common? They all consider “bee brood” to be a delicacy. Consisting of bee larvae and pupae, it reportedly has a “nutty flavor with a crunchy texture when eaten cooked or dried,” plus it rivals beef in protein quantity…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Clot-busting skin patch keeps the blood flowing with microneedles
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year 60,000-100,000 people die in the US alone from blood clots formed from conditions known as deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolisms, with 10 to 30 percent of them dying within the first month of diagnosis. Clots form…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
The best smartphones of 2016
Smartphones aren’t cheap, but if you’re looking for a holiday gift that toes the line between exciting and practical, they could be the answer. Read on for New Atlas’ take on the best smartphones of 2016… Continue Reading The best smartphones of 2016 Category: Mobile Technology …
BBC News – World
Migrant crisis: Italy sees record arrivals from North Africa
Italy has seen a record number of migrants arriving from North Africa this year, official figures show. – latest science and technology news stories
Each animal species hosts a unique microbial community and benefits from it
Each animal species hosts its own, unique community of microbes that can significantly improve its health and fitness. – latest science and technology news stories
New guidelines aim to improve understanding of scientific data
Researchers from University of East Anglia (UEA) have produced new guidelines aimed at improving the communication and understanding of scientific data – using knowledge of how the human brain processes visual and written information.
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These Scientists Say the US Should Ban Offshore Arctic Drilling Forever
While the oil industry has long eyed the Arctic and Atlantic Ocean as sites for offshore drilling, the Obama Administration shut down that idea for years to come.The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management released its choices for offshore oil drilling lease sales from 2017-2022 earlier this month,…
NASA’s plucky Cassini is about to buzz Saturn’s epic rings
It’s been a whirlwind adventure for NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, beaming back incredible photos from Saturn over the past years, but its most exciting mission is almost upon us. The research probe has been surveying Saturn from different angles since 2004, along the way capturing shots of its moons and…
Bosch 800W 6.5-Quart Universal Plus Stand Mixer w/ Extras $349.99
Bosch 800W 6.5-Quart Universal Plus Stand Mixer w/ Extras $349.99
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Mystery of bleary-eyed astronauts may be cleared up with spinal fluid study
Enlarge / Expedition 46 Commander Scott Kelly of NASA. (credit: Getty | Bill Ingalls/NASA ) When Scott Kelly returned from his one-year space mission last March, he admitted that he, like many of his colleagues, came back with vision troubles. In fact, nearly two-thirds of astronauts who have gone…
Digital Trends
GoPro’s tiny Remo remote expands your voice control options
GoPro introduced voice control with its latest flagship action camera, the Hero 5 — but what if you are shooting in conditions that are too noisy to allow the camera to pick up your voice? The GoPro Remo serves as a voice-activated remote that fights scenarios that make it hard to use the camera’s built-in…
Digital Trends
Natural Balance self-watering planter makes caring for houseplants effortless
Though a proper potted plant adds a particularly dynamic dimension to one’s home, the sheer act of continuously watering a plant (correctly, mind you) leaves many believing their thumbs aren’t quite as green as they’d hoped. This houseplant pitfall is something a Dutch design company by the name of Studio…
Digital Trends
Portable river turbine could trigger a ‘riverlution’ in clean energy
There’s something about the idea of being off the grid and self-sufficient that taps deep into the pioneer spirit. That’s a sentiment that Canadian company Idénergie is aiming to serve with its portable river turbine: a smart piece of kit which promises to turn a river’s flowing water into up to 12kWh…
The Fastest Way to Alphabetize Your Bookshelf
If you have a lot of books on your bookshelf, alphabetizing it by author or title will make it easier to find specific books in the future. Here’s the fastest way to do it.In this video from the TED-Ed YouTube channel, software engineer and educator Chand John explains how a simple sorting algorithm…
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Why Are There Still So Many Jobs? | David Autor | TEDxCambridge
Despite a century of remarkable labor-saving automation, the fraction of U.S. adults who work at a job has risen almost continuously for the past 125 years. This poses a paradox: our machines increasingly do our work for us: why doesn’t that make our labor redundant and our skills obsolete? This talk…
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The Social Dilemma Of Driverless Cars | Iyad Rahwan | TEDxCambridge
Iyad Rahwan, associate professor at the MIT Media Lab, explores how Artificial Intelligence challenges our morality. If a driverless car must choose between killing five pedestrians crossing the street, or swerving to a wall and killing its own passenger, what should it do? Decide for yourself at….
AT&T launches long-awaited online TV streaming service
AT&T’s DirecTV package is going digital. After weeks of anticipation, the telecom giant officially launched its new DirecTV Now streaming service Monday at an event in New York City.  The new option, which starts at $35 per month (though that price is set to increase after a certain window), will…
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Making machines that make | Nadya Peek | TEDxAmsterdam
Nadya Peek develops unconventional digital fabrication tools, small scale automation, networked controls, and advanced manufacturing systems in the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms. She builds pop-up fabrication machines and reconfigurable automation tools, and develops open infrastructure for others to…
Architizer’s Guide to Gifting 2016
Still looking for that perfect gift for your significant other, clients and colleagues, family members, pets or yourself? Or struggling to decorate for the holidays? We’ve scoured gift shows and websites throughout 2016 to find a little something for everyone — from the gadget geek to the foodie…
EU’s Law Enforcement Agency Closes 4,500 Websites Peddling Fake Brands
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Phys.Org: In a massive crackdown, police and law enforcement agencies across Europe have seized more than 4,500 website domains trading in counterfeit goods, often via social networks, officials said on Monday. The operation came as Europol, Europe’s police agency,…
War Is Peace. Freedom Is Slavery. Trump Won In A Landslide.
Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway — perhaps seeking to push back on the increasing attention to Hillary Clinton’s widening lead in the national popular vote — has been touting her boss’s margin of victory in the Electoral College. With Trump officially declared the winner in Michigan…
Mises Institute
Immigration: The Left Again Embraces Nullification of Federal Laws
A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssImmigration: The Left Again Embraces Nullification of Federal Laws 0 Views With Donald Trump set to be sworn in as President in January, many leftists have suddenly discovered a new love for political decentralization. The most notable example, of course,…
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Cyber Monday Fitbit deals: the Fitbit Flex 2 costs just $59
Fitbits are poised to be one of the most popular items to be gifted this holiday season, and don’t the online stores know it. Cyber Monday deals on Fitbit devices across the range are plentiful, making it difficult to suss out which are best.Luckily, you have us, the TechRadar team, to help you find…
The Green Head – Finds Cool New Stuff!
Inflatable Reindeer Antler Ring Toss Game
Whether it’s a holiday party, Christmas morning, or you somehow find yourself in Santa’s Workshop break room with the overworked elves, this fun and festive game is sure to add a little cheer to the season.Click Here For Complete Details
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AT&T pushes Fullscreen, FreeVIEW service in DirecTV Now’s wake
AT&T’s internet TV plans don’t stop with DirecTV Now, as it also highlighted two Go90-ish services during an event today. The already-available Fullscreen (previously mentioned as DirecTV Mobile) offers a $6 per month subscription video service intended to be social- and mobile-first (read: this…
Physics News
Novel silicon etching technique crafts 3-D gradient refractive index micro-optics
A multi-institutional research collaboration has created a novel approach for fabricating three-dimensional micro-optics through the shape-defined formation of porous silicon (PSi), with broad …
Check out the trailer for White Rabbit Project, the new pop-sci series from ex-MythBusters
Netflix on Monday published the first official trailer for White Rabbit Project, the upcoming pop science program from ex-MythBusters presenters Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara.
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Upgraded trawler uses fish parts that others trash
When fish are processed in trawlers at sea, the animals’ heads, guts and skeletons all just go overboard. It’s a lot of waste, and Norway’s SINTEF research group is doing something about it. Working with commercial fishing company Nordic Wildfish, it’s developed a system that puts everything…
‘Apple Mirror’ reflects a working iPhone-style touchscreen – CNET
A supersized iPhone-like device disguises itself as a regular wall mirror when it’s not busy calling an Uber, playing video or sending messages.
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Cyber Monday headphone deals: your best price for Beats, Bose and more
Now that we’ve helped you with the visual side of the audiovisual equation with the best Cyber Monday deals on 4K TVs let’s turn our attention to the best audio deals. While these headphones would usually cost you as much as an Xbox One or a PS4, there are a number of killer deals today that won’t break…
The Awesomer
Adobe Stylit
LinkAdobe Principal Scientist Paul Asente shows off an early preview of a tool which can take any style you can roughly sketch onto a sphere, and apply it to another 3D model, allowing styles to be magically transferred from object to object. Windows users can download a demo here. More Awesome Stuff:…
This DIY Soap Sponge Makes Sure You Never Waste Soap Scraps Again
Bar soap always ends up crumbling into tiny, unusable bits as the bar gets worn down that inevitably just dissolve while slowly getting gross in the corner of your shower. This carved out body sponge puts them to good use so you never waste them again.Read more…
‘DroneGun’ Can Take Down Aircraft From Over 1.2 Miles Away
The more drones being sold around the world increases the likelihood of them being used as part of a criminal act. For example, ISIS has been using drones in Iraq to carry and drop explosives. In an effort to protect consumers, an Australian and U.S. company called DroneShield has announced a product…
Digital Trends
Let your clothes be your personal trainer with smart fitness gear by Athos
Looking to improve your workouts at the gym? Don’t want to hire a personal trainer? With the smart fitness gear by Athos, you won’t have to. These smart clothes are full of sensors that track how your different muscles are used during a workout. This data is then transmitted to a smartphone app and…
Digital Trends
‘Don’t Breathe’ star Jane Levy shares the true horrors of shooting horror
Actress Jane Levy has emerged as one of the leading scream queens in Hollywood today, thanks in part to her trust in director Fede Alvarez. The 26-year-old has worked twice with the red-hot filmmaker, who followed up his work with Sam Raimi on the 2013 Evil Dead reboot with the intense psychological…
Digital Trends
South Korean researchers bring wearable OLED displays closer to reality
We are still far from having truly wearable displays, but thanks to Korean researchers, that future isn’t as far off as we thought. The researchers have created the first OLEDs that are truly wearable. According to Business Korea, two research teams from KAIST and Kolon Glotech have put their heads…
This DIY Soap Sponge Makes Sure You Never Waste Soap Scraps Again
Bar soap always ends up crumbling into tiny, unusable bits as the bar gets worn down that inevitably just dissolve while slowly getting gross in the corner of your shower. This carved out body sponge puts them to good use so you never waste them again.You can see a demo in the video above. You’ll need…
Google releases Featured Photos screen saver for Mac
Google today announced that it has come out with a new Mac screen saver that displays certain photos that people share publicly on Google+. Previously these kinds of photos have been available as a backdrop on the Chromecast and other devices, but now they’re available for use on Apple’s desktop operating…
Samsung says it’s considering ‘a holding company structure’
Samsung today unveiled a wide-ranging “roadmap of actions” following an effort by activist investor Elliott Management to simplify the 47-year-old company, which employs more than 325,000 people. Among the ideas Samsung is exploring is “creating a holding company structure,” according to a statement….
The Next Web
Researchers may have uncovered an algorithm that explains intelligence
What if a simple algorithm were all it took to program tomorrow’s artificial intelligence to think like humans? According to a paper published in the journal Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, it may be that easy — or difficult. Are you a glass-half-full or half-empty kind of person? Researchers behind…
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HP successfully tests its vision of memory-focused computing
HP’s grand dream for the future of computing, The Machine, is no longer just a set of clever ideas and hardware research. Hewlett Packard Enterprise (the business-focused company that emerged from HP’s split) has successfully tested its Memory-Driven Computing architecture, where memory is more important… – latest science and technology news stories
Mystery of ultra-diffuse faint galaxies solved
Over the last year, researchers have observed some very faint, diffuse galaxies. The galaxies are as faint as dwarf galaxies, but are distributed over an area just as large as the Milky Way.
SF’s Transit Hack Could’ve Been Way Worse—And Cities Must Prepare
But many transit systems can barely keep trains running, let alone pay for security upgrades. The post SF’s Transit Hack Could’ve Been Way Worse—And Cities Must Prepare appeared first on WIRED.
Next Big Future
Diamonds as the ultimate semiconductors for superior sensors and power devices
Professor Mutsuko Hatano joined Tokyo Tech with the goal of developing diamond-based semiconductors for use in power electronics and sensors.”While we think of diamonds as very expensive jewelry, they can actually be made using methane and hydrogen. Diamonds are really just carbon, a light and simple…
Digital Trends
Running Windows Boot Camp on 2016 MacBook Pro may kill your speakers
One of the things an Apple Mac can do that Windows 10 machines can’t do — at least easily and completely legally — is run both Windows and MacOS. Interestingly, it’s Apple’s Boot Camp utility that makes this feat possible, which essentially enables Macs of all flavors to boot directly to Windows 10 and…
Digital Trends
Teen violin player makes beautiful music thanks to 3D-printed prosthetic hand
Let’s be honest: A lot of us are geeks who love the latest technology for technology’s sake. But there’s something extra special when you hear about a use case for cutting-edge tech that isn’t just exciting on its own terms, but proves to be genuinely transformative to someone’s life. That’s the case…
Coolest Gadgets
FlowMotion ONE compact stabilizer is also wearable
Now here is something that you do not see every single day. The FlowMotion ONE happens to come across as being the first compact as well as wearable stabilizer, where it will sport world-class stabilization software that allows it to transform just about any smartphone into a professional-quality camera….
Next Big Future
Nvidia Xavier chip 20 trillion operations per second of deep learning performance and uses 20 watts which means 50 chips would be a petaOP at a kilowatt
While Moore’s Law for traditional CPU-based computing is on the decline, Jen-Hsun Huang, Nvidia CEO says that we are just on the precipice of a new Moore’s Law-like curve of innovation—one that is driven by traditional CPUs with accelerator kickers, mixed precision capabilities, new distributed frameworks…
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ACCC moves to deny Australian banks collective bargaining rights against Apple
The Australian regulator has issued a draft proposal to deny authorisation for banks to collectively bargain with and boycott Apple Pay.
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Cyber Monday deals: PS4, 4KTV and iPad deals you’d be crazy to miss
Turkey thoroughly digested? Ready to save some serious cash on Cyber Monday? Then look no further as we’ve gathered up the absolute best Cyber Monday deals you’d be totally crazy to miss. From TVs to phones to everything in between, you’ll impress even the most seasoned bargain hunter if you jump on…
The Awesomer
Every Story Is the Same
LinkInspired by Dan Harmon’s simplified theory of story structure, video essayist Will Schoder explains how the vast majority of stories in books, movies, songs, and television shows share a few key elements which unify them all. More Awesome Stuff: The Art of Gun FuAndrei Tarkovsky: Poetic HarmonyKubrick:…
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The 96-year-old keeping a dying song alive
Groups of elderly Vietnamese women are trying to keep alive a traditional folk song called Quan Ho, which has been sung for centuries but is at risk of being forgotten.
Vitrima is a hack that brings 3D vision to your GoPro camera
 If there was a product that could make you dig out your dust-collecting GoPro from the “misc” drawer and turn it into a 3D-filming camera, would you buy it? Of course you would; 737 people said “yes, please” in the Vitrima Indiegogo campaign, backing it to breathe some life into their GoPros. Shipping…
Digital Trends
Hands on with DirecTV Now, AT&T’s new streaming service starting at $35
Internet TV services continue to spring up, offering a clear alternative to traditional pay TV, and AT&T’s new over-the-top streaming service DirecTV Now just jumped into the fray. DirecTV Now will launch on November 30 with four channel packages priced between $35 and $70 a month for dozens of…
How to clear unwanted autofill entries in Google Chrome
A reader asks: “How do I clear autofill in a Chrome browser? I let a friend use my laptop and apparently he filled out some online forms. Now whenever I—the actual owner of the laptop—try to fill out forms, his information comes up in autofill. How can I get rid of unwanted information in autofill?”…
The Jam Packed Pocket Organizer
Bags don’t always have to go on your back or over your shoulder. Case in point, Everyday Carry reader Sergey’s pocket-sized bag.The bag’s a Maxpedition Fatty Pocket Organizer, here’s what’s inside:Bic LighterLeatherman Squirt PS4Fenix HL10 HeadlampGerber Tool KitVictorinox WrenchVictorinox Mountaineer…
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New York can jail ticket scalpers who use bots under new law
New York State is trying to do something about how difficult — and expensive — it can be to buy tickets to concerts, plays, and sporting events online. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill today that criminalizes the use of “ticket bots,” which allow resellers to quickly purchase tickets before legitimate…
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AL_A conceives stackable ‘pitch pitch’ stadiums for vacant london lots
the scheme has been conceived as a temporary installation that is both fast and easy to set up. The post AL_A conceives stackable ‘pitch pitch’ stadiums for vacant london lots appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Scientists Turn Nuclear Waste Into Diamond Batteries
Scientists at the University of Bristol have found a way to convert thousands of tons of nuclear waste into man-made diamond batteries that can generate a small electric current for thousands of years. New Atlas reports: How to dispose of nuclear waste is one of the great technical challenges of the…
Amazon is finally cracking down on counterfeit products
Amazon has been doing some cleaning up lately to provide a safer shopping experience to its users. After stepping up its efforts to clamp down on incentivized reviews, the company is now looking to fight fake products from appearing on its website, by setting up teams in the U.S. and… – latest science and technology news stories
Harvest of nuisance black bears in New Jersey reducing human-bear conflicts
Is there room for black bears in human-dominated New Jersey? According to Utah State University researchers, the answer is yes, but only with science-based strategic planning, comprehensive management and thorough public education. all content
Flash Physics: Spin-Hall effect switches magnet, ‘Big Bell Test’ kicks off, quasiparticles multiplex light
Today’s selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics all content
Torsion-bar antenna adds new twist to gravitational-wave search
Modest device would target intermediate-mass black holes
BBC News – World
Syria conflict: Aleppo defeat ‘not the end for rebels’
The fall of rebel-held eastern Aleppo would not mean the end of the Syrian uprising, the opposition says.
Apple Pay’s fate in Australia remains unclear as banks are denied request to negotiate with Apple
Apple Pay’s rollout in Australia has been hindered since the start as local banks have pleaded to have access to the NFC hardware in the iPhone so existing mobile payment services can be used alongside Apple Pay. Now, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has rejected a proposal from…
NYU’s plan to make college cheaper: Get students to live with senior citizens
New York University is thinking outside the average dorm to make college more affordable. SEE ALSO: Wor

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