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Fast Company
Are Russian Hackers Meddling In the European Elections?
A cybersecurity expert warns that Russian hackers may be looking to weaken the EU by bolstering Euroskeptic politicians. A cybersecurity expert warns that Russian hackers may be looking to weaken the EU by bolstering Euroskeptic politicians.Fancy Bear may have a new target.Read…
CONTEMPORIST
12 Modern Christmas Trees You Can Decorate With This Holiday Season
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TechSpot
Amazon employee attempts suicide at company HQ after sending warning email to Jeff Bezos, co-workers
Stories of Amazon’s toxic work environment have been around for years; in 2015, CEO Jeff Bezos said a damning New York Times report didn’t “describe the Amazon I know.” But it appears that the online retail giant still has problems when it comes to employee moral, after one worker jumped…
The Awesomer
Deal: Minim Mobile Music Maker
Price: $100  | Buy | LinkCreate music on the go with this wireless controller which works in conjunction with MIDI music sequencing software on Macs or iOS devices. It has 8 pads, 15 buttons, a touch fader, and a 3D motion sensor, and is the same width and height as an iPhone 6 Plus or 7 Plus. …
Uncrate
Aero E-Racer Motorcycle
Looking much more like a traditional motorcycle than many all-electric options, the Aero E-Racer Motorcycle is a sleek compromise between a gas-powered street racer and a commuter-centric electric bike. It’s…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
Lifehacker
A Comprehensive Checklist to Buying a Used Car
A second-hand car can end up being a bad deal if you don’t know what you’re doing. Thankfully Popular Mechanics has put together a comprehensive checklist to help used car shoppers strike a good deal.The checklist is a two-page PDF that you can download for free at the link below. The checklist marks…
Gizmodo
Proof That Every Story Is the Same as Every Other Damn Story
It’s not exactly a shiny new concept that stories get recycled and retold, or that movies borrow liberally and sometimes steal from other movies, or that people like watching and hearing the same thing over and over again. But this video, by Will Schoder, illustrates just how similar the stories are…
Digital Trends
Apple to pay for iMac hinge repairs, issue refunds for work already completed
Apple will cover repair and replacement of the iMac display hinge, as well as issue refunds to consumers who already obtained a repair, according to an internal announcement. Such repairs often cost more than $100. A quick Google search for “iMac display hinge” brings up lots of hits for people who…
Digital Trends
Samsung’s new augmented reality app urges surf safety at Australia’s beaches
Samsung wants to help make Australia’s beaches a little safer, and to do that it has teamed up with Surf Life Saving Australia to create an augmented reality app that should help improve beach safety around the country. The app, called Pocket Patrol, was developed with ad agency Leo Burnett Sydney,…
Digital Trends
Incessant iPhone 8 chatter hints at massive build-up in demand
Alexa might get touchy Amazon’s Echo smarty homebot device is just over two years old, so with preschool approaching for digital assistant Alexa, it looks like daddy Jeff Bezos may be giving his digital kid a new toy: a touch screen. According to multiple sources including Bloomberg, a new premium version…
Digital Trends
The star of YouTube’s largest photography channel, DigitalRev, is going solo
For the past nine years, photographers around the world have tuned in to watch DigitalRev TV on YouTube. It boasts more than 1.7 million subscribers, making it the most popular photography channel on YouTube. This popularity is undoubtedly thanks to DigitalRev’s entertaining host, Kai Man Wong. Known…
DudeIWantThat.com
KLAX – Lightweight Multi-Tool Axe
Without a handle the Feller KLAX axe head serves as 7 different practical tools, including a hex wrench, hex bit driver, ruler, and bottle opener. And for anyone who likes huntin’ for the best stick in the woods between setting up camp and sitting down for dinner, clamp the KLAX onto its tip to wield…
Talks at Google
Benjamin Grant: “Overview: A New Perspective of Earth” | Talks at Google
Inspired by the “Overview Effect” – a sensation that astronauts experience when given the opportunity to look down and view the Earth as a whole – the breathtaking, high definition satellite photographs in OVERVIEW offer a new way to look at the landscape that humans have shaped. Benjamin Grant, creator…
Techbargains.com
Tascam DR-05 Portable Digital Stereo Audio Recorder $64.99
Tascam DR-05 Portable Digital Stereo Audio Recorder $64.99
Reason.com Full Feed
3 Ways Bitcoin Is Promoting Freedom in Latin America (New at Reason)
In Venezuela’s capital city of Caracas, a hungry mob recently broke into a zoo to eat a horse. One cause of the food crisis is government currency controls that make it very expensive to buy goods from other countries. But Venezuelans are bypassing these restrictions using the internet-based currency…
Reason.com Full Feed
Ross Ulbricht’s Lawyers Think There’s More Evidence of Law Enforcement Misconduct in the Silk Road Prosecution
Joshua Dratel, lawyer for convicted Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht, today sent a discovery demand to the attorney general’s office in Maryland, where a dormant but not fully dead separate prosecution of Ulbricht exists. As explained in a press conference today in New York (which I listened to over…
Popular Science
Scientists can now control mice with radio waves and light
Animals The tiny mammals, not the computer accessories Lights control mice.
Tools and Toys
Pre-order the Doxie Q Portable Scanner
The folks at Doxie recently announced the upcoming Doxie Q portable scanner, which has everything we love about the Doxie Go Plus and Doxie Go Wi-Fi — both released two years ago now — with the addition of: A flip-open document feeder for automatically scanning stacks of paper — up to 8 full-color…
Mashable
Matthew McConaughey gives students rides to make sure they get home alright, alright, alright
The McConnaissance is not over — it is only just beginning.  Like any great multi-disciplinary artist, Matthew McConaughey is always mastering new skills, like driving golf carts. The Academy Award winning actor and accomplished chill dude headed back to his alma mater, the University of Texas, to give…
Mashable
‘Dear Ivanka’ Instagram account is a candid call for action to Trump’s daughter
An Instagram account is making a powerful call to Ivanka Trump to discuss her father’s controversial behavior. The account, named dear_ivanka, was started by the Halt Action Group (comprised of curator Alison Gingeras and artist Jonathan Horowitz) to encourage Trump’s eldest daughter to acknowledge…
CNET News.com
Arizona gains new electric vehicle plant, as Lucid Motors announces manufacturing – Roadshow
Lucid Motors announced today that it would build a manufacturing plant for its electric vehicles in Arizona, with production beginning in 2018.
TechCrunch
The best Facebook Messenger games to play right now
 Starting today you can play games inside Facebook Messenger and News Feed, but which should you try? There are old classics like Pac-Man and Space Invaders, as well as modern titles like EverWing and Words With Friends you can play by tapping the game controller icon in a Messenger thread. Click or…
Lifehacker
Pearl Checks Your Webcam (And Your Looks) in One Click
macOS: Pearl might be the quickest and easiest way to see if your Mac’s webcam is working properly, and to check how you look at the same time. It’s almost like a mirror for your Mac.Pearl sits in the Mac menu bar. Click it to fire up your webcam and get a view of your face. That’s all there is to it.Pearl…
How-To Geek
How Do I Make the “Open With” Menu Available When Selecting Multiple Files?
If you work with lots of files on a daily basis, you want the process to work as smoothly and quickly as possible, and being able to add some new menu options can make the experience even better. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has some great solutions to a reader’s context menu woes.Click…
TechCrunch
Knotch has patented its color-based feedback system
 Knotch promises marketers a better way to collect user feedback about the effectiveness of their sponsored content. Now it’s announcing that it has received a design patent for its approach. Basically, when a sponsored article uses Knotch, a survey question pops up at the end, which is supposed to help…
The Awesomer
Liquid Nitrogen Rocket
LinkIf you thought adding Mentos to Diet Coke caused a reaction, check out what happens when the Crazy Russian Hacker puts a small amount of liquid nitrogen into a bottle of regular Coke, then flips it upside-down. Turns out it works with water too. More Awesome Stuff: Enlightened PumpkinTesla Coil…
Mashable
Long live cable: Why streaming TV is a fragmented, broken pain-in-the-app
The cord-cutting dream has given way to a stark reality: Streaming TV is a mess. And on Tuesday, it only got messier, as DirecTV rolled out their entry into the category, DirecTV Now, launching Wednesday: DirecTV Now holes: No DVR yet, no NFL on phone, no local station feed where ABC/NBC/Fox don’t…
Physics News
New fabrication technique leads to broader sunlight absorption in plastic solar cells
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new strategy for fabricating more efficient plastic solar cells. The work has implications for developing solar cells with a …
VentureBeat
Algorithmia will help you make your own AI-powered photo filters
Algorithm open marketplace Algorithmia today released more than three dozen stylized filters with names like alien goggles, post modern, Sunday, purple storm, and space pizza. Made with machine learning, filters that mimic the style of any artist have earned a buzz this year due to the popularity of…
VentureBeat
Lego’s Minecraft-like Worlds will leave Early Access and launch on consoles and Steam in February
Minecraft is one of the most popular games of all time largely because it offered players an easy way to build their own Lego-like creations. Now, after a couple of years in Early Access, a Lego game that plays like Minecraft is about to launch. Publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, The…
VentureBeat
Why we should augment, not automate, workers
GUEST: It’s hard to not get swept up in all the hype surrounding AI at the moment. The more you research the seemingly limitless potential, the grander the scope of your ambition becomes. At first, you automate part of a workflow only to inevitably be struck with the fact you could automate the whole…
kottke.org
Fighting authoritarianism: 20 lessons from the 20th century
Yale history professor Timothy Snyder took to Facebook to share some lessons from 20th century about how to protect our liberal democracy from fascism and authoritarianism. Snyder has given his permission to republish the list, so I’ve reproduced it in its entirety here in case something happens…
Fast Company
Three Ways Donald Trump’s America Won’t Be Good For Startups
And one potential upside. And one potential upside.If you’re having trouble figuring out what effects Donald Trump’s incoming administration might have on American startups, you’re not alone. The president-elect’s planned policies, or lack thereof, have been delivered stream-of-consciousness-style…
Digital Trends
Look, up in the sky! It’s a kite! It’s a camera! It’s the Fotokite Phi drone!
Cameras drone are everywhere these days but for the majority of everyday users, you can only get so excited about a new model that is slightly smaller, iteratively faster and offers a minutely longer amount of flight time. As cool as all of that stuff undoubtedly is, it’s less revolutionary than evolutionary….
Mashable
This stem cell gun helps burn victims regrow their skin in just a few days
RenovaCare is awaiting FDA approval for a product they say can help burn victims regenerate their skin in days. Its “SkinGun” sprays a patient’s own stem cells on their burned skin, in a procedure that takes 90 minutes. The cells help the body actively heal itself, leaving no scars. Read more…More…
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Detroit Cops Arrested Teens for Warning Relative About Hooker Sting, Made Them Walk Out of City, Lawsuit Claims
Police in Detroit arrested three Dearborn teens for allegedly trying to warn an older relative against approaching an undercover cop who was posing as a prostitute. The arrest, in August, has yielded a lawsuit from the families of the teenagers, who claim police drove the teens around the city at high…
Reason.com Full Feed
If Charter Schools Are ‘Unregulated,’ Why Is This Successful California School Facing a Shutdown?
What exactly is to be done when a charter school appears to be extremely successful at teaching students, but also appears to be funneling spending toward friends and family of its founder? For Chino Valley Unified School District in California, the decision was apparently to shut the school down,…
DigsDigs
Modern And Adaptable KITCH’T Corian Kitchen
Designed around a single, unmodified Corian DuPont board, the KITCH’T was conceived as the perfect compact spot for cooking and conversing with friends! The cooking and washing areas are on one side, while drink, coffee and cool area is fitted in the other. The worktop, reinforced on the inside with…
TechCrunch
The end of the Apple dynasty?
 Apple is misplaying the hand Steve Jobs left them, making themselves vulnerable to competition for the first time since iPod. The company has always been at least one step ahead of the competition in hardware advancements and software experience. It used to be that to switch to Android or Windows, you’d…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Belize’s Glover’s Reef providing refuge for new generation of sea turtles
A new generation of threatened hawksbill sea turtles is thriving in the protected waters of Glover’s Reef Atoll, Belize, evidence that efforts to protect these and other marine species in one of the world’s great barrier reef systems are working, according to WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and the…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
After split from US, internet gatekeeper is ‘grassroots’
The internet address system gatekeeper, independent after a split from the US government, is now in a phase where “the grassroots are in charge,” its top executive said Tuesday.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Parents should avoid pressuring young children over grades, study says
New research from ASU suggests parents shouldn’t obsess over grades and extracurricular activities for young schoolchildren, especially if such ambitions come at the expense of social skills and kindness.
Reason.com Full Feed
Trump Tweets About Criminalizing Flag Burning, Learning the Wrong Lessons from Animal Farm, Donate Now: P.M. Links
Donald Trump tweeted that people who burn the American flag should lose their citizenship or be put in jail. But please, tell us more about how he wants to appoint Supreme Court justices like Antonin Scalia (who famously held thst flag burning was absolutely protected by the First Amendment). You…
Newswise: SciNews
Science for Sweet Tooths
UBC researchers develop new method to test for antioxidants in chocolate
The Manual
Step Up Your Kitchen Game: Ukiyo Home’s Readymade Weekender Dutch Oven
Think of it as a gift for your great-grandkids. The post Step Up Your Kitchen Game: Ukiyo Home’s Readymade Weekender Dutch Oven appeared first on The Manual.
Next Big Future
MBDA Germany will demonstrate high energy combat lasers in 2017
MBDA Germany has edged closer to fielding a new deployable laser weapon system (LWS) following a series of day/night all-weather trials.Trials focus on beam guidance and tracking systemHigh energy laser expected to be demonstrated in 2017Conducted at the Bundeswehr’s military training ground at Putlos…
Big Think
5 Reasons Why President Trump Should Build a Hotel on the Moon
As President, Donald Trump will be uniquely positioned to bring America back to the Moon.Read More
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
How self-parking car technology works: the first step to autonomous vehicles
Cars can now virtually park themselves. Having spent time in several of today’s semi-automated self-parking cars, it’s become clear that the idea is becoming mainstream, but the technology behind it is not commonly understood. Here’s a rundown on how it works… Continue Reading How self-parking…
BBC News – World
Islamic State conflict: Turkey says two soldiers missing in Syria
Turkish military officials say they have lost contact with two of their soldiers in northern Syria.
Computerworld
Sanders launches new attack on offshore outsourcing
Former presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will introduce legislation to discourage companies from relocating jobs offshore. The legislation would punish offshore decisions with loss of tax breaks and government contracts and impose an “outsourcing tax” on firms that proceed nonetheless.The…
SlashGear
Insta360 Air VR camera clips onto any Android smartphone
A new VR camera product has launched on Indiegogo, this one designed for use with any Android smartphone that features a micro USB or USB-C port. When attached, the camera records 360-degree content that can be broadcast live, uploaded to services like YouTube, or shared directly with friends via social…
Lifehacker
An Ultramarathoner’s Method for Pushing Through Walls On Long Runs
Long distance running wears out your body, but the real battle happens in your mind. Here’s the mental trick an ultramarathoner used to push through the most difficult moments of running 50 marathons in 50 consecutive days.Dean Karnazes, the author of The Road to Sparta and Ultramarathon Man, knows a…
Latest news
If you want to be secure, get in the cloud
CIOs who want to provide a high level of assurance in regards to data integrity should work with external experts
CNET News.com
A ‘Farsighted’ look at connecting cities, cars and everything after 2016 – CNET
Self-driving cars are moving out of the sci-fi realm and into our lives. The “Farsighted” crew chats with one man building that future. Plus, we talk “Westworld.”
Digital Trends
Grip Gear slider wants to give your smartphone videos Hollywood flair
A recent surge in smartphone-compatible gimbals from DJI to Kickstarter startups help turn the always-there smartphone camera into a steady shooter — but what if steady shots are not enough? Grip Gear, the company behind one of those stabilizers, the IndieSolo, recently launched the Movie Maker, a smartphone…
Gigaom
The 2017 State of the Services Economy Report
I’m happy to announce the release of the 2017 State of the Services Economy Report that I worked on for the past six months with Mavenlink, one of the best reports I worked on in the past several years. Visit this page to download the full report. I co-authored the report with Ray Grainger, the…
Digital Trends
Colorful plans to unleash a monstrous, four-slot GTX 1080 graphics card soon
On November 26 and 27, graphics card manufacturer Colorful Technology held its annual Colorful Games Union event in Wuhan, China. The weekend event played host to League of Legends and Overwatch tournaments and exhibition matches, the introduction of a new iGame character, and the launch of new solid…
Digital Trends
Twitter will host a ‘Rogue One’ live stream with new footage on Friday
There are still a few more weeks until Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters, but eager fans will be able to get a sneak peek at the film later this week in a live-stream event on Twitter. Hosted by People.com, the event will kick off on Friday at 10 a.m. (PT) and feature some fresh footage from…
Digital Trends
Would you plug a dongle into your car to get lower insurance rates?
Your smartphone, or a dongle, may unlock lower car insurance rates. The increased use of tech-assisted usage-based insurance (UBI) promises to help insurance companies and their customers, according to Wired, though you’ll have to give up some privacy. Most insurance companies currently price auto policies…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
New website uses big data to address underrepresentation of women in philosophy
A new website created by faculty and students at Binghamton University, State University of New York ranks university philosophy departments and academic journals by gender in order to draw attention to the underrepresentation of women in philosophy.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Mercury contamination found in Everglades dolphins
Bottlenose dolphins in the Florida Coastal Everglades have higher concentrations of mercury than any other populations in the world.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Electric car factory planned in Arizona to have 2000 workers
Electric car maker Lucid Motors said Tuesday it will build a manufacturing plant in Arizona that will begin production in 2018 as it looks to compete in the fast-growing market for luxury electric vehicles.
Fast Company
As New York’s Tech Scene Matures, Diversity Proves A Strength
The Big Apple may not have the VC cash and billion-dollar exits of Silicon Valley, but it’s much more inclusive. The Big Apple may not have the VC cash and billion-dollar exits of Silicon Valley, but it’s much more inclusive.Can New York City be the next Silicon Valley? Ask a room…
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Black boxes found from Brazilian team plane crash
Emergency workers have found the black boxes with flight data and cockpit voice recordings from a plane that crashed in the Colombian mountains with a Brazilian football team on board, officials said Tuesday.
Gizmodo
How to Fix Facebook’s Fake News Problem in 3 Easy Steps
Everyone seems obsessed with Facebook’s fake news problem. So we here at Gizmodo have come up with a simple 3-step solution. If we all just follow the steps below, Facebook’s fake news is gone forever!Read more…
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A New Theory on the Mysterious Condition Causing Astronauts to Lose their Vision
For years now, NASA has been puzzled by a mysterious effect of extended space flight: vision damage. Many, though not all, astronauts who have been in space for months at a time experienced their vision slowly degrading, and post-flight inspection revealed that the back of their eyeballs had been squished…
Lifehacker
The Common Ways People Sabotage Short-Term Money Goals
You’d think a short-term financial plan—saving for a vacation, for example, or stashing an extra month’s pay into your emergency fund—wouldn’t be hard to do. After all, you only have to tighten your belt for a limited period of time. Plus, the results come faster, and that motivates you to stay the course.This…
The Next Web
Microsoft’s new app tries to fix Android’s copy and paste problem
For an OS typically preferred by power-users, Android has an embarrassing amount of trouble with copy and paste. Sometimes it works just fine, but in other apps you can only copy entire huge swaths of text, or worse – nothing at all. Microsoft’s new Clip Layer app wants to fix that by letting you copy…
SlashGear
7 best PC games to play over winter break
With winter break quickly approaching for many students in the US, a lot of you might be thinking about how you’re going to spend your time. More specifically, you might be wondering what games out there are worthy of a playthrough while you have some time to burn. We’ve already covered seven console…
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Siri gets its first major movie promotional stunt
While Amazon has been furiously releasing updates to keep Alexa abreast of current events (and holiday shopping deals), Apple has been content to keep most of their Siri updates limited to major OS releases. That’ll change with the iTunes release of The Secret Life of Pets, which marks the first time…
Next Big Future
Even more conflicts looming in the middle east as tens of millions of youth are tribal, unemployed and violent
The UN’s latest Arab Development Report, published on November 29th, shows that few lessons have been learnt. Five years on from the revolts that toppled four Arab leaders, regimes are ruthlessly tough on dissent, but much less attentive to its causes.As states fail, youth identify more with their religion,…
Next Big Future
DARPA seeking mathematically optimized human machine A-Teams
DARPA seeks mathematical methods to enable a general-purpose design tool for optimizing human-machine teams in a diverse range of national security contexts.Modern military operations are dynamic and complex—requiring, for example, that infantry squads carry out their missions simultaneously in the 3-dimensional…
Motherboard RSS Feed
Meet the Cyborg Beetles, Real Insects That Are Controlled Like Robots
The future is crawling towards us on six legs. Motherboard traveled to Singapore to meet with Dr. Hirotaka Sato, an aerospace engineer at Nanyang Technological University. Sato and his team are turning live beetles into cyborgs by electrically controlling their motor functions.Having studied the beetles’…
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Two Hackers Appear To Have Created a New Massive Internet of Things Botnet
The massive cyberattacks that in the last few weeks have crippled several popular services like Twitter and Spotify, the website of a noted security journalist, and many more, may be about to get worse. Two hackers appear to have created a new powerful zombie army of hacked Internet of Things devices…
9to5Mac
Apple releases Final Cut Pro X 10.3.1 with bug fixes
Apple has issued a minor update for Final Cut Pro X 10.3 to squash several bugs. The 197MB update, which comes shortly after the major 10.3 release, fixes issues related to updating libraries, and more. more…Filed under: Apple
Macworld
40% off WeMo Wi-Fi Smart Plug, Works with Amazon Alexa – Deal Alert
Did you forget to turn off the window A.C.? How about that curling iron? Want the living room lamp to turn on when the sun goes down—automatically? The Wemo Switch gives you control of your lamps and small appliances whenever you want, wherever you choose, with tons of options for scheduling and automation….
Dornob
Enko the Energy-Saving Running Shoe
People have been running for many thousands of years — originally to catch things or…
Techbargains.com
LG Electronics Tone Pro HBS-770 Stereo Bluetooth Headphones $29.99
LG Electronics Tone Pro HBS-770 Stereo Bluetooth Headphones $29.99
Techbargains.com
Dell SE2717HX 27″ 1080p IPS Panel LED LCD Monitor $139.99
Dell SE2717HX 27″ 1080p IPS Panel LED LCD Monitor $139.99
The Verge – All Posts
There’s E Ink everything now, even wallets
I could live with e-paper everything. I’m talking billboards, monitors, keyboards, remotes, watches, phones, and wallets. Yes, we now have an e-paper wallet called the Wonder Wallet. It just launched on Kickstarter. Why an e-paper wallet, you ask? Because e-paper looks cool and because on Kickstarter,…
Computerworld
A year after separation, HP and HPE are still trying to shed rust
Five years ago, then Hewlett-Packard CEO Leo Apotheker was derided for an abrupt plan to spin off the PC division from the mothership. It happened anyway in 2015, when the idea seemed more logical. The spinoff led to the creation of HP, which focuses on PCs and printers, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise,…
ArchDaily
Eric Parry Architects’ 72-Story Skyscraper Receives Approval from City of London
© DBOX for Eric Parry Architects Eric Parry Architects’ 1 Undershaft has been granted planning permission from the City of London Corporation’s Planning Committee, which will allow the 73-story tower to become the tallest building in the London Financial District and the second tallest building…
Digital Trends
Indulge your cold-brew cravings with the Arctic at-home coffee brewer
Over the past few years, cold brew coffee has seen an incredible boost in popularity due to its smooth flavor and powerful punch of caffeine. Problem is, the process of crafting a batch of cold brew can be arduous at best. Well, thanks to a New York-based company named Icosa Brewhouse, the process for…
Newswise: SciNews
College Students Use Non-Traditional Avenues to Augment Research Funding
Students are using non-traditional funding sources to augment their research projects. The following NMSU students are using outside sources: Grace Smith Vidaurre is using Experiment.com; Brian Ramos-Guivas used Instrumentl in the past and is now using GoFundMe; Sativa Cruz, a recent graduate, used GoFundMe.
Newswise: SciNews
Songbirds Sound the Alarm About Traffic Noise
A new study led by Pacific University biologist Chris Templeton demonstrates that the alarm calls of songbirds are dramatically impaired by road traffic noise. Research by Templeton and colleagues has shown that signals critical for the survival of animals are compromised when birds live near even moderately…
Techbargains.com
EasyAcc Wireless Portable Door Bell Kit $9.99
EasyAcc Wireless Portable Door Bell Kit $9.99
TechCrunch
Hayo is what you get when you cross an Amazon Echo with a Kinect
 Hayo’s pitch video could use some work. It’s stilted and strange and has some trouble conveying precisely what the product does, owing in part to holographic representations of the product’s functionality. It’s clear that the product is different and probably compelling — but it’s not exactly clear…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
When it comes to earthquake risk, helium in the groundwater shouldn’t be taken lightly
The old adage that being forewarned is being forearmed perhaps never rings as true as in the case of natural disasters like tsunamis, volcanoes and earthquakes. Earlier this year, researchers discovered that it might be possible to predict the fiery eruptions of volcanoes by listening for a…
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If You Care About the Second Amendment—And Incredibly Terrible Reporting That’s Biased Against Guns—Support Reason!
Today through Tuesday, December 6, Reason is running its annual webathon. We’re asking readers of this site to make tax-deductible donations in dollars and Bitcoin to Reason Foundation, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit that publishes our award-winning journalism in video, audio, and print form. Different giving…
Geek.com
Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp to Join Michelle Yeoh in ‘Star Trek: Discovery’
We already knew that Michelle Yeoh was a part of the cast, but CBS made it official on Tuesday, along with the addition of two other actors that’ll pad out what is shaping […]
The Manual
Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor with Smithsonian Channel’s “The Lost Tapes”
A harrowing documentary that recalls the confusion and terror Americans experienced on December 7th, 1941. The post Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor with Smithsonian Channel’s “The Lost Tapes” appeared first on The Manual.
SlashGear
Hulu’s live TV streaming service will merge the best of both worlds
Hulu is working on a live television streaming service, something we’ve known for a while, and it’ll be offering it long after a few competitors have launched their own similar products: Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, and starting tomorrow, DirecTV NOW. Though it’s moving more slowly, Hulu may also be best…
werd.com
Bellroy Key Cover
With a slim bi-fold design and vegetable-tanned leather construction, Bellroy’s Key Cover is a simple, stylish way to quietly carry 2-4 keys. It features an additional leather loop to carry a car key. Available in blue, black, or caramel. For purchase information, Click Here
werd.com
Jones Snowboards Project X
Made with the most advanced materials and construction technology, Jones Snowboards’ Project X reflects the future of snowboard design. It’s an ultralight and responsive all-mountain board constructed with materials like a topsheet made of Textreme Carbon and features 3D base contours that not only…
werd.com
Esbit Ultra Lightweight Titanium Cutlery Set
Made of ultralight & durable titanium, this camp cutlery set from Esbit weighs just 1.5 ounces. Not only will you eat in the wilderness like a civilized human, with the weight you’re saving, you can cram an extra tall-can in your pack without even noticing it. For purchase information, Click…
Mashable
The biggest winners and losers from Black Friday and Cyber Monday
This year, Black Friday and Cyber Monday made mincemeat of the internet retail record books.  SEE ALSO: You don’t know me, online shopping algorithms But there were more storylines from the long Thanksgiving weekend than just online sales. Box-and-mortar stores are fighting to stay relevant, mobile…
Mashable
Canadian police officers want to prevent drunk driving with Nickelback
Drunk driving can be difficult to prevent. So difficult, in fact, that police organizations have turned to terrible music as a preventative tactic.  In a Facebook post from Saturday, the Kensington Police Service of Kensington, Price Edward Island announced an ingenious punishment to discourage drunk…
Deals
This $6 USB Charger Includes Quick Charge 2.0
$6 would be a good price for a Quick Charge 2.0 wall charger with one port. Today though, that gets you a charger with two extra (non-QC) ports as well, making it perfect for everything from your office to your nightstand to your luggage.Read more…
Next Big Future
50,000 Nvidia Xavier chips would deliver a quintillion operations (EXAOPs) with one megawatt of power in 2018
Nvidia Xavier is a complete system-on-chip (SoC), integrating a new GPU architecture called Volta, a custom 8 core CPU architecture, and a new computer vision accelerator. The processor will deliver 20 TOPS (trillion operations per second) of performance, while consuming only 20 watts of power. As the…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Cloud in a box: Mixing aerosols and turbulence
When it comes to climate change, clouds are the wild card. Atmospheric physicists at Michigan Tech use a turbulence-generating cloud chamber to better understand the details and droplets.
Gizmodo
Why It’s Time For Trump To End The Cuban Embargo
If the tone of Donald Trump’s response to Fidel Castro’s death this weekend foreshadows his foreign policy approached to Cuba, America should be concerned.Read more…
kottke.org
How the NY Times prepared for Castro’s death
In a peek at how the media sausage is made, the NY Times has documented how the newspaper prepared for the death of Fidel Castro. For instance, they’ve had an advance obituary on hand for him since 1959, which has been revised and rewritten dozens of times before it was finally published over the weekend….
NatureNews – Most recent articles – nature.com science feeds
Trump’s pick for US health secretary has pushed to cut science spending
Tom Price, Republican congressman from Georgia, has a thin track-record on science and research issues.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21066
Geek.com
Is This Cheetos Store Real?! Did I Dream It?!
Okay, let me preface this by saying it’s 3:50 in the morning. I’m dealing with some insomnia and could be hallucinating this. I was scrolling through Facebook and found an ad for the […]
Gizmodo
Government Officials Can’t Stop Spying on Their Crushes
On Monday, a top prosecutor in the Brooklyn district attorney’s office was arrested amid allegations that she used an illegal wiretap to eavesdrop on a coworker and an NYPD detective. Read more…
Lifehacker
Employ Others to Help Enforce Your Bedtime
You probably have to be up at a certain time every morning, so getting a good night’s rest comes down to falling asleep on time the night before. If you can’t get to bed at a decent hour on your own, ask for some help.It’s easy to procrastinate sleep. There’s always one more episode of TV watch, one…
Reason.com Full Feed
Rep. Massie Hasn’t Heard From Trump Transition About Any Possible Administration Role
Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), says he has not met with anyone from the Trump transition team and does not know if he was being considered for the position of director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) or for Secretary of Energy. A source that said they worked for the Trump…
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The best on-ear headphones available today
Between two extremes, there’s usually a middle ground. Between small and large is medium, and in the case of headphones, on-ear headphones exist between over-ear and in-ear headphones.While similar to over-ear headphones in appearance, they fit to your head a little differently. Instead of enveloping…
TechRadar: All latest feeds
iPhone for the holidays: Survey shows it’s still the most wanted gift
It may not be as hard to find as an NES Classic Edition, but Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus may remain a hot commodity throughout this holiday season.Regardless of its incremental improvements over the iPhone 6 and controversial removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack, Apple’s handsets appear in high…
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News: Stop by LOT’s “Flatiron Sky-Line” at NYC’s Flatiron District during the holidays
With December almost here, plenty of people have begun frantically preparing for holiday festivities. On top of the demands of everyday life, people will surely need a moment to take a quick break from it all. One chill-out spot worth stopping by during the holidays is “Flatiron Sky-Line”, which was…
Big Think
Is A National Soda Tax Inevitable?
Oakland and San Francisco recently passed taxes on sugar beverages. Is the entire nation next? Read More
TechSpot
Microsoft’s Surface Studio AIO is surprisingly easy to repair
Microsoft’s Surface Studio wasn’t supposed to arrive until December 15 but the Redmond-based company seemingly got into the holiday spirit a bit early. I say that because some of the first customers that placed pre-orders for the versatile all-in-one are receiving them ahead of schedule.
Capitalism Magazine
Occidental College Responds to 9/11 Attack on Free Speech
On the 15th anniversary of the worst domestic terrorist attack in history—September 11—a college student’s memorial flag display was destroyed three times.
Capitalism Magazine
Economic Ideas: Bernard Mandeville and the Social Betterment Arising from Private Vices
The “moral” that Mandeville drew from his tale was that prosperous, wealthy and great societies only arise from men’s self-interested desires, and that is what made for successful civilizations:
Capitalism Magazine
Economic Ideas: Francis Hutcheson and a System of Natural Liberty
Adam Smith was one of Hutcheson’s students in Glasgow, and his influence on Adam Smith was singularly significant, from everything from the importance of division of labor and the role of private property, to the normative notion of a free society based on a “system of natural liberty.”
Capitalism Magazine
Economic Ideas: Adam Ferguson and Society as a Spontaneous Order
Society was not created by design to provide safety and security, but, instead, freedom and rights emerged and evolved out of more primitive forms of tribal and collective association as responses to considered injustices and abusive power.
io9
What Makes the Design of U.S.S. Enterprise Iconic
With the 50th anniversary of Star Trek this year, there is time to ponder all the things about the show that have managed to last this long. Among them is the design of the U.S.S. Enterprise and why it worked well enough that a big disk with two nacelles is the default look for any Star Trek ship.Read…
Slashdot
It Will Soon Be Illegal To Punish Customers Who Criticize Businesses Online
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Congress has passed a law protecting the right of U.S. consumers to post negative online reviews without fear of retaliation from companies. The bipartisan Consumer Review Fairness Act was passed by unanimous consent in the U.S. Senate yesterday,…
Latest news
HPE updates its converged infrastructure, hybrid cloud software lineup
At Discover in London, HPE aims to court more companies chasing hybrid cloud deployments.
Latest news
Splunk’s Q3 strong, Nutanix makes earnings debut, Autodesk cuts outlook
Splunk was the headliner among tech earnings, as Autodesk continues to transition to the cloud. Nutanix’s sales were up more than 90 percent from a year ago.
Latest news
Amazon device sales surged to record high over holiday weekend
Amazon says it sold a record number of Amazon-branded devices from Black Friday through Cyber Monday.
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Tethered drone reins in the complexity
While it’s impressive that today’s consumer drones can do things like track objects and follow pre-programmed flight paths, the fact is that most users will probably never utilize those functions. Really, most people just use the things to get pictures from up high. With that in mind, Fotokite…
Mashable
This portable charger is powered by energy created with your hand
The HandEnergy pocket electricity generator allows users to create clean energy by spinning a complex magnetic rotor and battery system. Read more…More about Mashable Video, Battery Life, Devices, Smartphone, and Kickstarter
Gizmodo
Canada’s Money Is Made of Meat Too
Earlier today we noted the recent outcry in Britain over the country’s new £5 note, which is made using a small amount of animal fat. But the British aren’t the only ones with meat money. Canada’s bank notes have tallow as well.Read more…
The Green Head – Finds Cool New Stuff!
Dawoochen Heads Up Flatware – Hygienic and Prevents Messy Stains
Innovative forks, spoons, and knives designed to keep the head part that goes into your mouth safely up and off the table to not only be more hygienic, but also to prevent messy stains on the tablecloth as well.Click Here For Complete Details
TechCrunch
Nine requirements for a successful private ridesharing system
 The future of urban mobility is rapidly changing as drivers look for safer and more effortless ways to move from point A to point B. While autonomous vehicles are on the horizon, ridesharing options are expanding beyond Uber and Lyft to incorporate drivers of single-occupancy cars to accept other riders…
The Green Head – Finds Cool New Stuff!
Makedo Gigantic Cardboard Construction Space Pod
This gigantic four foot tall cardboard space pod is like an intergalactic playhouse for kids that comes as an easy to assemble kit that gives young makers and/or their parents a sense of accomplishment when it’s built and then lets their imagination go out of this world.Click Here For Complete Details
Digital Trends
Australian hospital will soon have a room for 3D printing human tissue
In the hospitals of the future, your doctor may walk out with your charts and back in with a new body part for you to try on. At least, that appears to be the future the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia has in mind. The institution is in the process of constructing a “biofabrication”…
Techbargains.com
Microsoft Office Home 1-Year Subscription + $15 Dell GC $79.99
Microsoft Office Home 1-Year Subscription + $15 Dell GC $79.99
io9
How the Enormous Field of Physics All Fits Together
Physics has a bit of an image problem. To some, it’s a fascinating and diverse field of study. To others, it’s a trigger word for math anxiety, or an instant soporific.Read more…
Next Big Future
25 years of unreported children will mean the marriage squeeze and the aging of China will be less severe than official statistics
It’s common for media and academics to cite the statistic that China’s one-child policy has led to anywhere from 30 million to 60 million “missing girls” that has created a gender imbalance in the world’s most populous nation.But a University of Kansas researcher is a co-author of a study that has found…
Next Big Future
DARPA not working on safe spaces but safe operation of robotics in space
Recent technological advances have made the longstanding dream of on-orbit robotic servicing of satellites a near-term possibility. The potential advantages of that unprecedented capability are enormous. Instead of designing their satellites to accommodate the harsh reality that, once launched, their…
EETimes:
Half-Ton Megaprocessor is Finally Finished
Boasting 42,400 transistors, 50,500 resistors, 10,500 LEDs, and 272,300 hand-soldered joints, the Megaprocessor is a computer to be reckoned with.
Motherboard RSS Feed
New Details Suggest Rogue Government Agent Deleted Evidence in Silk Road Case
Image: Getty The saga of the Silk Road online black market taken down by US law enforcement in 2013 continues to get nuttier: a still-unidentified rogue government agent may have sold information about the Silk Road investigation to the website’s operator and may have later deleted evidence of the…
BBC News – World
Germany extremism: Intelligence agency employee arrested over Islamist comments
A German intelligence agency employee is held after making Islamist statements and leaking material.
BBC News – World
Rwanda genocide: French officials face investigation
Rwanda opens an inquiry into 20 French officials it suspects of involvement in the 1994 genocide.
BBC News – World
100 Women 2016: Gymnast Simone Biles on fame, adoption and meeting the President
Gymnast and Olympic gold medallist Simone Biles talks to Rajini Vaidyanathan about fame, adoption and meeting President Obama.
BBC News – World
100 Women 2016: Meet Megan the British Army’s ‘lone piper’
Megan Beveridge started playing bagpipes at the age of nine.
The Next Web
Man in VR headset falls off fake cliff and hits a very real floor
One day, we’ll have an entire Tumblr account for hilarious VR accidents, but until then, George Takei’s Facebook account will have to do. Takei, the Star Trek alum and current boss of sharing things on Facebook, recently shared a video of a man attempting to conquer a virtual cliff while inside an Oculus…
BBC News – World
Iraq refugees: ‘We are dying here. The dirt is consuming us.’
Iraqi families fleeing Mosul are finding conditions increasingly difficult as the winter sets in. The BBC has obtained exclusive footage of an area where five infants have died.
BBC News – World
Trump eyes ex-Goldman banker Steve Mnuchin for Treasury
Donald Trump will reportedly pick former Goldman Sachs bank executive Steve Mnuchin as US treasury secretary.
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The Pokémon constant: Someone will always beat it with Magikarp
Worthless. Pathetic. Horribly Weak. Virtually useless. This is how Pokémon games’ in-game encyclopaedias describe Magikarp, a hapless fish-creature that is widely regarded as the “worst” monster in the game series’ ever-growing list of fighting creatures. It only has three attacks, and one of them literally…
Digital Trends
Windows 10 Anniversary Update is now available for businesses
While consumers have watched Microsoft roll out its Anniversary Update — aka Redstone 1 — to Windows 10 for nearly four months, the company is just now greenlighting it for businesses. The Current Branch for Business build can now be deployed within businesses and organizations with confidence thanks…
Digital Trends
LG 55B6P 4K HDR OLED TV Review
The LG B6 OLED TV is the company’s most affordable OLED television, but it’s got the same stunning picture quality you should expect from any of LG’s other OLED models, right up to the super-premium Signature G6 OLED. So, if the B6’s picture quality is the same but the TV is less expensive, what must…
Digital Trends
Patagonia donates its entire $10M in Black Friday sales to environmental groups
When Patagonia, a popular outdoor clothing and gear store, announced that it would donate 100 percent of its global sales from Black Friday the firm never expected the record-breaking numbers that it experienced. Folks were calling it a “fundraiser for the earth” and they came out to support it in droves….
Digital Trends
Washer and dryer sharing? Electrolux suggests an ‘Uber for laundry’ service
Shortly after Thanksgiving, Swedish company Electrolux announced they were toying with the idea of an “Uber for laundry” type service. The premise would be for people without a washer and dryer to pay for laundry time from someone who owns the appliances. Electrolux is a home appliance company looking…
Next Big Future
Spacex Satellite net could start gigabit per second operation in 2020 with 800 to 1600 satellites covering the North America, Europe and Asia
The SpaceX satellite constellation is a development project underway by SpaceX to develop a low-cost, high-performance satellite bus and requisite customer ground transceivers to be used to implement a new space-based internet communication system.SpaceX has plans to also sell satellites that use the…
Slashdot
Facebook Is Bringing Games Like Pac-Man, Space Invaders To Messenger and Your News Feed
Facebook is launching Instant Games, “a new HTML5 cross-platform gaming experience” that is available on Messenger and Facebook News Feed for both mobile and web users. Since they’re built on the HTML5 mobile web standard, the games load in seconds and don’t need to be downloaded. Instant Games is available…
Techbargains.com
CaseCrown: Laptop/Tablet Messenger Bags from $15
CaseCrown: Laptop/Tablet Messenger Bags from $15
Joe’s Daily
LeMall: Holiday Tech for Everyone on My List
My favorite time of year is when I get to start doing gift research for my friends and family. Not just because I like playing Santa Claus, but because I like to check out all of the new tech that’s available. This year I’m happy to announce I’ve partnered with LeMall to share with you a very special…
BBC News – World
Australia’s Dreamworld to reopen after deaths
Australia’s Dreamworld theme park, where four people died last month, will reopen before Christmas.
Capitalism Magazine
Fraud is Not an Ethical Dilemma: Avoiding Scams Like the Wells Fargo Fake Accounts
Clear moral principles, such as honesty, make the right—the self-interested, win-win—course of action so much easier.
VentureBeat
Dear Facebook Messenger: We’re in a relationship, but it’s complicated
GUEST: Have you talked to a chatbot yet? Everyday brands are releasing bots to provide everything from trivia games to customer support to flower delivery, but chatbots aren’t working perfectly yet. Let’s explore what you need to know before you start building one for your brand. Be realistic At YourMechanic,…
VentureBeat
Pokémon Sun and Moon are November’s top-selling games at online U.S. retailers
Nintendo didn’t have a great 2016, but it’s ending the year with a big hit. Pokémon Sun and Moon, the two entries in the latest generation of the publisher’s monster-catching role-playing games, are collectively the best-selling video game in online holiday shopping in the United States so far, according…
CNET News.com
Google doodle celebrates scientist Jagdish Chandra Bose – CNET
Google honors pioneer in biophysics, radio science and science fiction on his 158th birthday.
Phys.org: Physics News
‘Listening’ to signals traveling through bridges for diagnosing damage
A group of Clarkson University mathematicians and a civil engineer developed a passive and noninvasive approach to “listen” to a collection of relevant signals from bridges and other mechanical structures to diagnose changes or damage.
Mashable
30 boring gifts that everyone secretly wants
Gift giving can be a fun excuse to get a friend a wacky or lavish gift they wouldn’t normally buy. However, it can also be an excuse to give them something more practical that they’d never get around to buying. Because everyone secretly loves boring stuff. Here are 30 boring, practical gifts that everybody…
Digital Trends
Flushed, clean feeling: Dyson could be creating a water jet toothbrush
Dyson, the company known for its powerful vacuums and fans, is bringing its technology to the world of oral hygiene. It has set its sights on creating a ‘super toothbrush’ that will feature powerful water jets set in between the bristles to really power away plaque and food particles. Patents have already…
Digital Trends
Hungry poop-eating bacteria munches on sewage, converts it into energy
Extracting energy from sewage may not be the most glamorous job in scientific research, but it could turn out to be a potentially transformative one. Don’t believe us? Just ask the team of microbiologists and biochemists working at Ghent University in Belgium, in collaboration with DC Water in Washington…
TechRadar: All latest feeds
Google is using machine learning to help fight diabetic blindness
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a rapidly rising cause of blindness, putting hundreds of millions of people who are struggling with diabetes at risk of losing their eyesight.While irreversible at a late stage, DR is treatable if caught early enough. To that end, doctors are getting help catching this disease…
Slashdot
Holding Shift + F10 During Windows 10 Updates Opens Root CLI, Bypasses BitLocker
An anonymous reader quotes a report from BleepingComputer: Windows security expert and infrastructure trainer Sami Laiho says that by holding SHIFT + F10 while a Windows 10 computer is installing a new OS build, an attacker can open a command-line interface with SYSTEM privileges. This CLI debugging…
Latest news
Australian Google Tax to hit profit shifting to US if Trump tax plan proceeds
Under the draft legislation proposed for Australia’s Diverted Profits Tax, most of the OECD would be regarded as low-tax and thus companies would incur a 40 percent penalty if profit is transferred to those jurisdictions.
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Why can’t humans regenerate body parts? We’ve got the genes
Some of our closest invertebrate cousins, like this Acorn worm, have the ability to perfectly regenerate any part of their body that’s cut off – including the head and nervous system. Humans have most of the same genes, so scientists are trying to work out whether human regeneration is possible…
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
Tom Price, Trump’s new health secretary, has detailed plan to demolish ACA
Enlarge / Committee Chair Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) (credit: Getty | Allison Shelley) On Tuesday, President-elect Donald J. Trump announced his nomination of six-term Republican Congress member Tom Price of Georgia to be the secretary of health and human services. Like many of his Republican colleagues,…
Man of Many
Listen to your heart – JBL x Under Armour Heart Rate Wireless Headphones
Long gone are the days where we expect our technology to simply perform the function they were intended for. In a world full of smartphones, smart TVs and even smart fridges, it’s no surprise we’ve now got wireless headphones with heart rate monitors simply as a matter of course. Designed by American…
Ars Technica
Decrypted: Who needs linear time when you’ve got Westworld?
Enlarge / Uh oh. This seems bad. (credit: HBO) This week’s Westworld episode, “The Well-Tempered Clavier,” gave us all the answers. Well, most of the answers. OK, SOME answers. Fine. We’re still freakin’ mystified. My guest on Decrypted this week is Norman Chan, co-founder of Tested, who writes…
Digital Trends
LG’s new air purifiers, dehumidifier will help consumers breathe a little easier
Indoor air pollution is one of the top environmental health hazards people face, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. LG has launched its new Puricare system of air purifiers and dehumidifiers to help protect people against this problem. They clean and deodorize the air while also offering a…
Computerworld
The new Mirai strain has spread far beyond Deutsche Telekom
The latest strain of Mirai, the malware that’s been infecting internet routers from Germany’s Deutsche Telekom, has spread to devices in at least 10 other countries, according to security firm Flashpoint.The company has detected the new Mirai strain infecting internet routers and modems across the globe,…
Next Big Future
Progress to overcoming the last obstacle to the creation of all optical computers
Recent developments in nanoscience have led to dramatic decreases in computer components size. The inherent property of such small-size systems is the impossibility of separation of the environment from the system under consideration. For this reason, the investigation of open and, in particular, non-Hermitian…
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PowerPoint brings real-time collaboration to your slides
It’s not much fun to plug away at a presentation, but Microsoft might have found a way to make the experience more bearable for Office 365 subscribers. It’s updating the Windows version of PowerPoint with real-time collaboration that helps you share the workload. You can see who’s editing specific slides,…
Mashable
Justin Trudeau’s love fest with environmentalists ends with tar sands pipeline approvals
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has approved two of three controversial oil pipelines that, if built, could knock Canada off its course to meeting its climate change commitments, opponents say. Trudeau on Tuesday signed off on Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline as well as Enbridge’s Line…
Lifehacker
The Wraparound Window Workspace
Re_on has a gorgeous, huge window with a lovely view…so he set up his workspace right in front of it. It’s beautiful, simple, and despite the lack of curtains, not a bad place to work. Let’s check out some more photos.To be fair, re_on notes in the Reddit thread linked below (permalink here for this…
CNET News.com
Farsighted looks toward a safe self-driving world and the very unsafe Westworld (Farsighted, Ep 2) – CNET
The crew hears from an expert building the autonomous future before discussing HBO’s latest hit series that shows the scarier side of smarter tech.
TechSpot
AMD ‘New Horizon’ event will preview Zen on December 13th
AMD is set to give a public demonstration of their upcoming Zen CPU on December 13th, when they’ll host a live-streamed web event called ‘New Horizon’ that will show off the processor’s gaming capabilities.
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
20-mile crack shows the West Antarctic ice sheet is breaking up from within
Scientists have discovered how a massive rift in one of Antarctica’s ice shelves has formed – and it does not bode well for the continent’s future. The giant crack formed near the center of the Pine Island Glacier, instead of a coastal region, where large sections are more prone to break off into chunks….
Mashable
People were nuts about guns this Black Friday, FBI data shows
When Black Friday kicked off the holiday shopping season this year, there was one thing on many people’s wish lists. Guns were the hot ticket and interest in firearms on America’s biggest shopping day seemed to hit its highest yet. The FBI processed more background checks for gun buyers throughout Black…
BBC News – World
‘Trump effect’ led to hate crime surge, report finds
A prominent rights group says it found hundreds of incidents of harassment after Donald Trump’s election win.
The Manual
The Manual’s Best Aftershave Balms
Get balmed! The post The Manual’s Best Aftershave Balms appeared first on The Manual.
Digital Trends
New DOT Secretary Elaine Chao will guide EV and autonomous vehicle programs
Federal auto tech programs get a new leader. Former labor secretary Elaine Chao was chosen as transportation secretary in the Donald Trump administration’s cabinet, to replace Anthony Foxx, the current secretary, according to CNN. After confirmation, Chao will have oversight in shaping and implementing…
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Intel just revved up its self-driving car ambitions
Self-driving cars are poised to take over our roads, and Intel doesn’t want to be left in the dust.For starters, the tech giant announced today a new group within its business dedicated to autonomous driving, called the Automated Driving Group, or ADG. The group’s sole purpose is “innovating the future…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
E-bike with removable battery powers your ride and your life
The electric bike market is getting awfully crowded, so if a new e-bike startup wants to stand out, it had better do something more than just slap a motor and computer system onto a bike. Slovenian shop Noordung does a few things more with its new e-bike, including designing a curvy take on…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
BIG unveils floating zero-energy apartments for Amsterdam
Living on the water sounds luxurious, reserved for those who can obtain yachts or houseboats. But Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and Barcode Architects will bring the water to urban areas with their new sustainable mixed-use building, Sluishuis, in Amsterdam. The green building on the water will feature space…
The Next Web
Spotify is using billboards to call users out on their questionable listening habits
In a hilarious new marketing campaign, Spotify is taking to billboards to pose some rather serious questions (and provide commentary) about its users. One of the new billboards, for example, will read: “Dear person who made a playlist called: ‘One Night Stand With Jeb Bush Like He’s a Bond Girl in a…
physicsworld.com: all content
Photons created in a superposition of two colours
Multicoloured qubits could boost quantum computing
SlashGear
Nebula glass set adds stunning space photos to every beverage
It’s difficult to find a unique mug or drinking glass; there’s one for every sports team, one with every witty saving, amusing picture, and pithy platitude. Perhaps that makes the new Nebula Glass Set so special — these black glasses feature stunning photos of space nebulas, ones that are both beautiful…
io9
Felicity Jones Giving Star Wars Characters Yearbook Superlatives Is the Joy We Needed Today
It’s a grim world out there, people. Let’s revel in a moment of lightness—such as Rogue One star Felicity Jones granting everyone from Kylo Ren to Yoda a high school yearbook superlative.Read more…
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
The Moon’s magma ocean was wetter than we thought
(credit: NASA) Early in our Solar System’s history, the Earth was slammed by a Mars-sized body. The collision effectively disassembled both bodies and created a swirling mass of debris from which the present Earth and its Moon condensed. The process of forming these two bodies was violent, as debris…
BBC News – World
Namibia’s ‘unique’ saxophonist Suzy Essies
Suzy Esies is a saxophonist from Namibia who has shared the stage with South Africa’s Jimmy Dludlu and other African artists.
Slashdot
Muni System Hacker Hit Others By Scanning For Year-Old Java Vulnerability
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The attacker who infected servers and desktop computers at the San Francisco Metropolitan Transit Agency (SFMTA) with ransomware on November 25 apparently gained access to the agency’s network by way of a known vulnerability in an Oracle WebLogic…
TechCrunch
Europe is poised to give Silicon Valley a run for its money, argues a new report
 You might think Europe is treading water these days, with one of its biggest financial centers, London, hamstrung by Brexit and the uncertainty it has fostered. You’d be wrong. So suggests a new survey by the venture firm Atomico that persuasively argues that Europe’s tech scene is instead being fast…
Archinect – News
The first two shortlisters for 2016 RIBA House of the Year
Anticipation for the 2016 RIBA House of the Year winner builds up as competition grows narrower…Last Thursday, the first two houses in the shortlist were announced: Ansty Plum in Wiltshire by Coppin Dockray and the Outhouse in Forest of Dean by Loyn & Co Architects. After all seven shortlisted…
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Wooden Bathtub Caddy
Keep everything necessary for a relaxing soak close by when you’re in the tub using this wooden bathtub caddy. This lovely all-bamboo caddy sports accents like detachable side trays and slots carved into the surface to accommodate all your accessories. Check it out $49.97
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Fast Food Socks
Satisfy your fast food craving without gaining a pound by accenting your outfit with these colorful fast food socks. Each pair features a mouth-watering design of classic fast food staples like cheeseburgers and pepperoni pizza slices. Check it out $11.00
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Death Star Fire Pit
Bring light to the Dark Side by staying warm using Death Star fire pit. This unique fire pit is handmade and styled to look like an incomplete Death Star with a hollowed out core that provides ample space for plenty of firewood. Check it out $10,000.00
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Santa Hat Flask
Be naughty this year and have yourself a boozy little Christmas by celebrating the holidays with this Santa hat flask. This festive accessory features a detachable ten ounce plastic flask discreetly concealed within a zippered pocket. Check it out $19.99
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
High Capacity iPhone Wallet
Keep your most important everyday possessions organized and conveniently at hand using this high capacity iPhone wallet. Apart from protecting your phone, this elegant wallet comes with 12 card slots and a large money storing compartment. Check it out $16.99
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Football Drinking Game Mug
As if you didn’t have enough reasons to drink during the game – here’s one more – the football drinking game mug. Using the graphic as a guide, fill your mug at the start of kickoff, and drink accordingly as your team advances down the field. Check it out $19.99
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Ventooz Wall Climbing Vehicle
The Ventooz wall climbing vehicle is the gravity-defying ride that will have you feeling like Spiderman crawling up a tall skyscraper. This concept ride features two powerful turbines in addition to specialized suction cup tires that enable it to drive vertically. Check it out
Mashable
Amsterdam’s night mayor has an alternative for Sydney’s lockout laws
Amsterdam and Sydney are polar opposites when it comes to nightlife. While the Dutch capital contains numerous clubs with 24-hour licenses, Australia’s largest city has operated strict lockout laws since 2014. Patrons are forbidden from entering licensed venues located in Sydney’s city centre after…
FiveThirtyEight
Even Among The Wealthy, Education Predicts Trump Support
Last week, my colleague Nate Silver used census data to show that education, not income, determined the shift from Republican to Democratic votes in the 2016 election. It turns out that the exit polls can also help us confirm and expand that thesis.First, it’s clear from the exit polls that for white…
BBC News – World
Simone Biles on how to reach the top
Gymnast and Olympic gold medallist Simone Biles talks to Rajini Vaidyanathan about fame, adoption and meeting President Obama.
BBC News – World
100 Women 2016: Is feminism just for white women?
Is everyone included in the movement for gender equality? Has feminism been able to engage women of all races, religions, sexualities and classes? Does feminism include you? These questions were discussed at the BBC’s London headquarters as part of 2016’s 100 Women season and the debate will be broadcast…
Latest news
TPP should be ratified in Australia: Treaties Committee
Despite copyright concerns and the improbability of President-elect Donald Trump allowing the trade agreement to pass into law, Australia should still ratify the TPP, the Treaties Committee has said.
TechCrunch
Adidas will offer runners gait analysis with shoe-worn sensors at its retail stores
 On Thursday, Adidas will open a new flagship retail location on the outskirts of Times Square. It’s the largest of German shoe giant’s stores – and the first in a string of upscale brick and mortar shops soon to include a sizable location opening up soon in London. The company is currently giving some…
Mashable
Taco Bell’s Cheetos-filled quesadilla is either your idea of heaven or hell
The idiom “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” is very applicable to freakish fast food. Especially in the case of Taco Bell’s Cheetos Quesadilla, which is sadly (or fortunately, depending on your point of view) only available at the Tex-Mex chain’s Philippines store for a limited time. SEE…
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Zen Magnets Wins a Very Rare Victory Over the Consumer Product Safety Commission
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) overstretched its legal powers in 2014 when it essentially banned a class of small round toy magnets from the market, declared a 2-1 decision last week from the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. The case involved a seller of such balls, Zen Magnets,…
Mashable
Exclusive: J.J. Abrams hires ‘Outlander’ director Anna Foerster for thriller ‘Lou’
J.J. Abrams has hired Anna Foerster to direct the dramatic thriller Lou for Paramount Pictures and his production company Bad Robot, Mashable has exclusively learned — a gig that could help catapult the Outlander and Underworld: Blood Wars helmer into contention for bigger action projects down the road….
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Diabetes treatment may be hiding in oddball Australian critters
In the fight against disease, new weapons can turn up in some unexpected places – like the venom of the world’s only egg-laying mammals, the platypus and echidna… Continue Reading Diabetes treatment may be hiding in oddball Australian critters Category: Medical Tags: Platypus …
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Masters of Mobile Data IV: From hype to reality in 2017 and beyond (VB Live)
VB LIVE: In an industry that reinvents itself every five years, what was once groundbreaking is now table stakes — thanks to the innovators and pioneers at the forefront of the industry. Want to be one of them? Join our latest VB Live event to discuss the future of mobile. Register here for free. “Mobile”…
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Google now shows a card to compare products in search results
Google has started to show crude product comparisons in search results on mobile and desktop. The feature works for only some kinds of products, like smartphones, tablets, and gaming consoles. For example, if you search for “ipad pro vs pixel c” to see how the tablets stack up, Google will show you…
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Widow of Hunter S. Thompson Plans to Clone Late Husband’s Legendary Weed
Over a decade after the death of famed author and psychonaut Hunter S. Thompson, a small part of his legacy might find new life—and a spot in a dispensary near you. On Sunday, Anita Thompson announced that she was partnering with a cannabis company to clone her deceased husband’s favorite strains and…
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British politician calls on schools to reduce iPad usage in the classroom, claims it contributes to bullying
There’s always been somewhat of a debate regarding the effectiveness of technology in the classroom, but a politician from the British Conservative Party is speaking out against the practice. Edward Timpson, the Minister for Children and Families, says that schools are allowing children to spend “too…
Mashable
Beastie Boys singer designs ‘vegan’ sneaker for Planned Parenthood
Donald Trump has said American women might just “have to go to another state” to have an abortion. But Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys, otherwise known as Adam Horovitz, is one person who’s trying to help women hold onto the right to choose. And he’s designing a new sneaker to do it. Proceeds from sales…
Big Think
Fusion Gets Closer as Scientists Discover Plasma’s Secret
Scientists explain why explosive, disruptive magnetic reconnections occur so mystifyingly often.Read More
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25 Beadboard Kitchen Backsplashes To Add A Cozy Touch
Beadboard is a row of narrow wood planks lined up vertically. In between each wood plank is a little indentation or ridge, also known as a “bead”. These days most beadboard comes in long, monolithic sheets that are easy to install and imitate the look of narrow vertical planks. Beadboard is a very practical…
Gizmodo
Legions of Squishy Sea Things Wash Up on Sea Shore
Legions of mysterious jelly-like creatures washed up on a California beach Monday and Tuesday, prompting speculation from locals. “Baby tremor monsters?” guessed a member of the Huntington Beach Community Facebook group. “Maybe the ‘ass-blaster’ version from “Tremors 3?” another member pondered. “Aliens…
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How Do Musician’s Brains Work While Playing?
Musical styles and strengths vary dramatically: Some musicians are better at sight reading music, while others are better at playing by ear. Does this mean that their brains are processing information differently? This is a question posed by Eriko Aiba, an assistant professor in Tokyo, Japan who will…
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IoT to Get Security, Gateway Benchmarks
The EEMBC group has started work on benchmarks for Internet of Things security and gateways and has existing work in measuring IoT connectivity.
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Intel Snags Exec from ARM to Run IoT
Intel will separate its nascent automotive team from the company’s IoT group. Previously, Intel’s IoT and automotive teams were bundled together under one big IoT tent. Intel also named ex-ARM executive Tom Lantzsch to head the company’s IoT branch.
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Samsung to include auto-focusing front camera on Galaxy S8: Report
Apps like Snapchat are exploding the front-facing camera’s use.
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Stephen Hawking: We eat too much and it’s got to stop – CNET
Technically Incorrect: In an ad for a Swedish health organization, the physicist insists that obesity is killing millions.
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Yahoo quietly launches new app for Yahoo Answers on iOS, but it’s currently invite-only
To very little fanfare, Yahoo today released a new mobile application for its Yahoo Answers Q&A service. Yahoo had quietly been testing the service under a different name, Yahoo Hive, but it has since rebranded the app to Yahoo Answers Now and made it fall more inline with the web version (via…
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Sony launches Communities smartphone app to help you find PS4 friends
Sony has launched a new PlayStation Communities app for iOS and Android, allowing players to search for, join, and interact with groups of likeminded PS4 gamers from their smartphones. Communities can be used to find players of specific games, and work like forums, letting members post messages and images…
TechCrunch
Oura Ring raises €5 million to take its smart jewelry mainstream
 A Finnish startup called Ōura Ring has closed a series A round of €5 million to ramp up production of its smart, health-monitoring jewelry. Oura Ring’s Series A backers included MIT Media Lab Director Joi Ito, Jaan Tallinn who was Skype’s founding engineer and a cofounder of Kazaa and the Future of…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
2.5 million modules make up world’s largest solar power plant
Inaugurated in September, the world’s largest solar power plant at a single location is online in southern India. With a capacity of 648 megawatts (MW), the facility is made up of 2.5 million photovoltaic solar modules spread over 10 km2 (3.9 mi2), and marks a step forward for the Indian government’s…
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Sizing up South America’s oldest living tree
Around the time the Egyptians were busy inventing the sundial, a tenacious cypress seed busted through the floor of a temperate rainforest in the south of Chile. That same organism would see off these ancient emperors and their successors, along with earthquakes, fires and centuries of logging…
TechSpot
Storage Real-World Performance: NVMe vs. SATA vs. HDD
To test and visualize how storage performance impacts the user experience in real world scenarios we recorded how quickly our Core i7-6700K test system completes various tasks using Samsung’s new 960 Evo 500GB SSD, then compared against the value-minded Crucial MX300 and the WD Red Pro 4TB mechanical…
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UN condemns Aleppo ‘descent into hell’, plans crisis meeting
The UN has condemned the “descent into hell” being endured by civilians in Aleppo, with the Red Cross saying nearly 20,000 people have fled a Syrian government offensive on the city in three days.
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These Wearables Detect Health Issues Before They Happen
Technologies created by the federally funded MD2K project could lead to consumer devices that offer health guidance in real time.
BBC News – World
Colombian Senate backs new Farc peace deal
Colombia’s Senate approves a revised peace accord with the country’s largest rebel group, the Farc.
Digital Trends
Twitter will now rank your conversations and count your tweet replies
Twitter is fine-tuning your tweet replies on its mobile apps in order to surface what it terms “better content.” The company’s support page lists its updates to conversations, which include “direct reply counts” and “conversation ranking. The former is pretty straightforward and actually seems like…
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Telstra to enable narrowband IoT network in 2017
Telstra’s network designed specifically for narrowband IoT applications will be enabled at the beginning of next year, with its IoT software platform also ready.
Mises Institute
Why It’s Important to Define Money Correctly
Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssMoney and BanksWhy It’s Important to Define Money Correctly 0 Views Most economists hold that, since the early 1980s, correlations between various definitions of money and national income have broken down. The reason for this breakdown, it is held, is…
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The Real Reason to Oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline
A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rssCorporate WelfareThe Real Reason to Oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline Political TheoryValue and Exchange 0 Views The ongoing protest over the Dakota Access Pipeline near Standing Rock Indian Reservation makes for some good theater, but the protesters…
Gear Patrol
How to Buy a Woman’s Watch (the Right Way)
Yes, it can be daunting. We talked to an expert for tips and collected 12 of the best options. …Read More »
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The Watch News You Missed This Week
Mysterious watches from Cartier, skeletons from Zenith, Breitling’s potential sale and more. …Read More »
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Holiday Gift Guide: The Driver
The best holiday gift ideas for the driver, selected by our experts, to make the 2016 shopping season a breeze. …Read More »
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GP100: The 10 Best Watches of the Year
Our picks for the finest watches launched in 2016. …Read More »
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The Best Gifts for Your Clients
Show them you appreciate their business (without seeming desperate). …Read More »
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A New Water-Repellent Backpack That Does It All
The Otis Backpack, the third collab between Tumi and Cool Hunting, features a coated canvas exterior tough enough for years of hard wear. …Read More »
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Can Chrysler Finally Make the Minivan Cool?
Cruising the Hollywood Hills in the new dad-centric Pacifica. …Read More »
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Deals of Note: November 30, 2016
How to save on a Philips grooming kit, a Lonely Planet guidebook and KEF speakers. …Read More »
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Today in Gear: November 30, 2016
A boxing-inspired robe, a leather-clad eyewear trunk, the latest Final Fantasy game and much more. …Read More »
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Google Wi-Fi – A Scalable Wi-Fi Solution for any size Home or Apartment
Google’s Wi-Fi is designed to replace current routers with a single Wi-Fi Point that seamless Wi-Fi coverage for homes up to 1,500 square feet. Larger home? No problem. A set of three Google Wi-Fi points handles up to 4,500 square feet.
TechCrunch
Ex-Watergate investigators urge Obama to show leniency to Edward Snowden
 President Obama has been urged to show leniency to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden by 15 intelligence experts, who were part of a 1970s congressional committee that investigated the CIA during the Watergate era. Read More
Mashable
Bernie Sanders: Donald Trump’s illegal vote tweets are ‘delusional’
Bernie Sanders didn’t hold back when it came to Donald Trump’s recent conspiracy-laden tweets, which show no signs of abating. Sanders made an appearance on Conan Tuesday night, where the discussion steered toward the President-elect and the ensuing debate over so-called illegal voters having…
ReadWrite
Intel moves away from wearables after Basis Peak failure
Intel may be in the process of drastically downscaling its wearable division, as it starts to curtail losses in several emerging markets. The chipmaker has reportedly sent emails to staff in the New Devices Group (NDG), providing a brief of the situation. The email didn’t mention job losses, but unnamed…
Jetson Green
Canadian Tiny House With a Cool Deck
The company Greenmoxie of Toronto, Canada recently unveiled a sustainable tiny home, which can withstand even the harsh conditions of a Canadian winter. The home is cozy on the inside, and looks like a quaint cabin from the outside. It also features a unique drawbridge deck, which extends the living…
BBC News – World
CIA chief warns Trump: Scrapping Iran deal ‘height of folly’
CIA chief John Brennan warns Donald Trump that ending the Iran nuclear deal would be “disastrous”.
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British Scientists Develop a 3D Metal Printer That Works in Space
Birmingham, UK (SPX) Nov 25, 2016 British scientists at the Birmingham University, have developed a 3D metal printer that can function in zero gravity and will enable astronauts to easily produce vital spare parts while they are on space missions.The process of 3D metal printing of advanced engineering…
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Micro-bubbles make big impact
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 25, 2016 The quest to develop a wireless micro-robot for biomedical applications requires a small-scale “motor” that can be wirelessly powered through biological media. While magnetic fields can be used to power small robots wirelessly, they do not provide selectivity since…
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Laser-based Navigation Sensor Could Be Standard for Planetary Landing Missions
Hampton VA (SPX) Nov 30, 2016 A laser-guided navigation sensor that could help future rovers make safe, precise landings on Mars or destinations beyond will soon undergo testing in California’s Mojave Desert. The Navigation Doppler Lidar, or NDL, which was developed at NASA’s Langley Research…
VentureBeat
Trump’s Secretary of Transportation could help Uber and Lyft
President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for U.S. Secretary of Transportation is likely a boon for ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft. On Tuesday, Trump announced that he’s selected Elaine Chao to lead the Department of Transportation during his presidency. Chao, who is married to U.S. Senator and…
VentureBeat
Uber defends business model as a digital service before Europe’s highest court
(Reuters) – Uber defended its business model in Europe’s highest court on Tuesday, saying its service had made it easier for people to get around and cut pollution as it fights a case which could leave app-based startups facing tougher regulation. The ride-hailing app, which expanded into Europe five…
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Steam will tell you what games work with OSVR
Steam has added an official badge to games on the platform that will work with Razer’s OSVR headset. Much like the visual designation for titles compatible with Oculus Rift and the company’s own HTC Vive headsets, it’s a simple icon. In this case it looks like a rounded square set inside a bigger square…
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Gram-Negative Bacteria May Influence Alzheimer’s Disease Pathology
For the first time, researchers have found higher levels of Gram-negative bacteria antigens in brain samples from late-onset Alzheimer’s disease patients. Compared to controls, patients with Alzheimer’s had much higher levels of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and E coli K99 pili protein. In addition, The UC…
Newswise: SciNews
Discovery by NUS Researchers Suggests New Possibility in Treating Aggressive Ovarian Cancer
A study led by Dr Ruby Huang, Principal Investigator at Cancer Science Institute of Singapore at the National University of Singapore, has identified a molecule called AXL which is found to trigger the spread of an aggressive form of ovarian cancer called the Mes subtype. This recent discovery may lead…
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Journalist linked to Anonymous released from prison – CNET
Barrett Brown served more than four years behind bars for sharing stolen data and threatening an FBI agent.
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1st Qubits on 300mm CMOS
Leti demonstrated the world’s first solid-state qubit fabricated on a standard complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) 300 milimeter fabrication (fab).
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Data retention scheme to cost AU$200m in total capital costs by mid-2017: ACMA
Without taking into account recurring or indirect costs, Australia’s data retention scheme will cost nearly AU$200 million by the end of this financial year.
Digital Trends
Snapchat plans first interactive 3D lens to promote ‘Underworld: Blood Wars’
Snapchat is partnering with film studio Screen Gems on a promotional lens for its upcoming release Underworld: Blood Wars. Your excitement for the feature will likely be predicated on two factors: whether you’re a fan of the Underworld franchise (someone out there must be, as it’s on to its fifth film,…
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DJI reduces the the maximum speed of its new Inspire 2 drone
DJI has announced that its impressive Inspire 2 drone — announced earlier this month — will be slightly less speedy than originally planned. The Chinese drone manufacturer stated last night that the Inspire 2 would now have a top speed of 58 mph, reduced from 67 mph, and would take five seconds to reach…
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Crisis looms as half of Iraq’s Mosul goes without water
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) Nov 29, 2016 Hundreds of thousands of people were without water in eastern Mosul Tuesday, residents and officials said, raising fears of a major health crisis in the war-torn Iraqi city. It was not immediately clear what caused the disruption, but residents on the eastern side…
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Study says salt marshes have limited ability to absorb excess nitrogen
Gloucester Point VA (SPX) Nov 30, 2016 Add fertilizer to your garden and your plants will probably grow bigger and taller. Add fertilizer to a salt marsh and the plants may not get any bigger at all. That’s according to a new study led by Dr. David Samuel Johnson of William and Mary’s Virginia Institute…
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New forecast tool helps ships avoid blue whale hotspots
Portland OR (SPX) Nov 30, 2016 Scientists have long used satellite tags to track blue whales along the West Coast, learning how the largest animals on the planet find enough small krill to feed on to support their enormous size. Now researchers from NOAA Fisheries, Oregon State University and the…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
One in seven with HIV in Europe unaware of infection: study
Stockholm (AFP) Nov 29, 2016 One in seven people with HIV in Europe is unaware of their infection, the EU and World Health Organization reported Tuesday as 2015 marked another record year for new HIV cases in the region. “HIV/AIDS continues to be a serious problem in Europe… The European Centre…
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Researchers produce map of farming households across the world
Minneapolis MN (SPX) Nov 30, 2016 Smallholder and family farms are crucial to feeding the planet, and successful policies aimed at alleviating poverty, boosting food security and protecting biodiversity and natural resources depend on the inclusion and participation of small farmers. However,…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Glowing crystals can detect, cleanse contaminated drinking water
Berkeley CA (SPX) Nov 30, 2016 Tiny, glowing crystals designed to detect and capture heavy-metal toxins such as lead and mercury could prove to be a powerful new tool in locating and cleaning up contaminated water sources. Motivated by publicized cases in which high levels of heavy metals were found…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Almost half of HIV infections worldwide undetected: WHO
Geneva (AFP) Nov 29, 2016 The World Health Organization warned on Tuesday that nearly half of all people with HIV around the globe do not know they are infected, and called for broader access to at-home testing kits. The UN health agency said that 40 percent of people with the virus that causes…
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The young Taiwan fraudsters targeted by Beijing
Taipei (AFP) Nov 29, 2016 Taiwanese fraud rings based all over the world have for years swindled billions of dollars from members of the public through phone scams – now they are the target of an angry China. As relations sour between Taipei and Beijing, China has insisted that Taiwanese scammers…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Biologists watch speciation in a laboratory flask
San Diego CA (SPX) Nov 30, 2016 Biologists have discovered that the evolution of a new species can occur rapidly enough for them to observe the process in a simple laboratory flask. In a month-long experiment using a virus harmless to humans, biologists working at the University of California…
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Dry aged steaks with award winning St Agur cheese. 📷: @jasoneats…
Dry aged steaks with award winning St Agur cheese. 📷: @jasoneats #forkyeah http://ift.tt/2fK0LsV
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Hey Australia: Kazakhstan is better than you at a whole bunch of things
Australians are up in arms after a report was published showing the country doing dismally in global education rankings. Yes, we dropped from 18th to 28th in Year 4 maths and from 12th to 17th for Year 8 maths since 2011. It’s not great. But for some reason, all anyone could talk about is that Kazakhstan…
Next Big Future
Millimeter accurate GPS in smartphones and self driving cars would result from tiny atomic clocks
Designer Carbon Materials Ltd is developing advanced nanomaterials for a range of applications, including energy harvesting, bio-sensing and quantum nanoelectronics.They are producing designer endohedral fullerene molecules with tailored electronic properties. Designer Carbon Materials Ltd is a spin-out…
Mashable
Too many mental health apps put style over substance
We share some of our most intimate data with mental health apps, but there’s surprisingly little proof of what they give us in return. Many medical experts are starting to find problematic the lack of clear science backing up apps that promise to help with everything from low mood to depression. SEE…
Digital Trends
The U.K.’s first-ever ‘plastic’ £5 bill has really upset vegans
The Brits launched their first-ever “plastic” bill in September, and at the time made much of its multifarious security measures aimed at deterring counterfeiters. Everyone seemed delighted with the new £5 bill, which the Bank of England governor described as tough enough to survive “a splash of claret,…
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Orbi Prime records 4K 360-degree video with stylish shades
With devices like the Nico360, 360-degree cameras are getting smaller and more portable, but the Orbi Prime looks like one you might forget you’re even using. Packed inside a pair of stylish sunglasses are four HD cameras that can capture up to 90 minutes of 360-degree video, leaving the wearer’s…
SlashGear
PogoCam is a small, attachable camera that works with almost any eyeglasses
The Google Glass may have gloriously failed, but that’s not stopping tech companies from giving the eyeglass camera wearable another shot. Most notable has been the gradual rollout of Snapchat’s Spectacles, which features a camera integrated with a pair of simple sunglasses that records brief videos…
Brain Pickings
You Are Here: Creative Cartography Mapping the Soul of New York
“Diversity fills the city with cartographic potential… New York belongs to everyone, and maps prove it.” “Each of us is an atlas of sorts, already knowing how to navigate some portion of the world,” wrote Rebecca Solnit in her imaginative remapping of New York’s untold stories, “containing innumerable…
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Learning makes animals intelligent
The fact that animals can use tools, have self-control and certain expectations of life can be explained with the help of a new learning model for animal behaviour. Researchers at Stockholm University and Brooklyn College have combined knowledge from the fields of artificial intelligence, ethology and…
Mashable
Apple Music student subscription is now available in over 30 countries
Students in more countries can now listen to Apple Music at lower prices.  Apple has expanded Apple Music student membership program to 25 new countries including Canada, China, India, and Russia. Those who sign up for the membership will be able to avail the company’s music streaming service for about…
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Meizu’s new flagship phone is the Pro 6 Plus
Meizu has announced the Pro 6 Plus, a more powerful version of its Pro 6 flagship phone from earlier this year. There’s a bigger, sharper screen, a new processor, a larger battery, and more. Here’s the list of important specs: 5.7-inch 2560×1440 OLED screen Samsung Exynos 8890 processor (as used…
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Why Trump Can’t Make Coal Great Again
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3 Dams to Be Removed in American West to Restore Rivers
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A Third of People Given Antibiotics Don’t Need Them
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AI will shape health care plans for US veterans
American veterans needing health care are about to get help from an unusual source: artificial intelligence. The Department of Veterans Affairs and Flow Health have forged a 5-year alliance that will see the two build a massive medical knowledge grap…
Next Big Future
Exoplanet space telescope will launch in December 2017
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is a planned space telescope for NASA’s Explorers program, designed to search for exoplanets using the transit method. It is planned for launch in December 2017.The primary mission objective for TESS is to survey the brightest stars near the Earth for…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Using sound to stop destructive beetles in their tracks
What would the paradise of Hawaii be without swaying coconut palms, with succulent fruit that is almost synonymous with the tropical island? Unfortunately, that may be the future of the island unless scientists find some way to stop the destructive Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle which feeds on the coconut…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Study explains evolution phenomenon that puzzled Darwin
Why do some animals have extravagant, showy ornaments—think elk and deer antlers, peacock feathers and horns on dung beetles—that can be a liability to survival? Charles Darwin couldn’t figure it out, but now a Northwestern University research team has a possible explanation for this puzzling phenomenon…
Popular Science
Lack of sleep could cost Americans $411 billion a year
Health If you don’t snooze, the economy will lose In this day and age, sleep feels like a luxury that few of us can afford. But according to a new study, America’s lack of sleep may be costing us big—to the tune of $411…
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NSW government reveals Shark Tank innovation strategy
The New South Wales government has unveiled its innovation strategy with a number of key initiatives around streamlining innovation proposals, collaborating within and across government, and experimenting with ideas within regulatory sandboxes.
Digital Trends
Lyft follows in Uber’s footsteps with the launch of upfront fares
If your wallet winces whenever your Lyft ride ends with a fare way more than you expected, then you’ll be pleased to hear the company is making a change to its app that’ll bring an end to those nasty surprises. The ride-hailing outfit said Tuesday it’s introducing upfront pricing, which, as the term…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
‘Thank the aliens’: Thousands displaced for China’s huge telescope
Humanity’s best bet at detecting aliens is a giant silver Chinese dish the size of 30 football fields—one that simultaneously showcases Beijing’s abilities to deploy cutting-edge technologies and ignore objectors’ rights as it seeks global prominence.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Sun setting on Japan’s solar energy boom
The sun is setting on Japan’s clean-energy boom, despite projects like a massive floating solar farm near Tokyo, as the government cuts subsidies and bets on nuclear and coal-fired power, critics say.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
As oceans empty, Kenya fishermen must adapt or disappear
Ahmed Ali Mohamed snorkels over sea grass and coral, keeping an eye out for different fish species darting through the waters below him.
SlashGear
Google Earth creates 30-year timelapses of climate change
Google has announced a new Google Earth Timeplapse feature, created in partnership with Time, that presents satellite imagery from 32 years of the Earth’s surface in animations to show in detail how our planet is changing. Google Earth has added an additional four years of maps to what was available…
TechCrunch
Baidu doubles the reach of its maps service to tap into China’s global travel boom
 Baidu is giving its maps service, China’s most popular mobile mapping app with 348 million active users, a massive expansion to 106 new countries. Read More
Cool Tools
Floyd Table Legs
My husband and I recently moved to a wooded property in the southeast and are busy building all sorts of rustic tables from fallen trees. The question is always what type of legs to use? The Floyd Leg is our answer. The leg system is meant to be used by city dwellers to ease their pain of constructing…
Mashable
Reserve Bank of India website hit with 14X traffic post PM Modi’s demonetization speech
Among the millions who have been impacted by India’s surprise announcement to invalidate much of its cash is also the country’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Following the announcement on Nov. 8, the RBI website became unresponsive to millions while simply crashing for the rest of us….
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Brickbat: First Rule of Fight Club
Chicago police are investigating a fight between two boys at a local elementary school. The fight was recorded on video, and an adult appeared to be ordering the two to fight. One of the boys in the fight identified that adult as a teacher. In a note sent to parents, school officials said the person…
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Is your browsing history private? Not now the snooper’s charter has become law
The Investigatory Powers Act (informally known as the government’s snooper’s charter) has been passed into law in the UK having obtained royal assent, with ramifications for everyone who surfs the net.Going forward, service providers will be required to store every individual’s web browsing history for…
VentureBeat
Why MoneyFarm reassures customers that humans invest their money, not bots
In 2011, Paolo Galvani and Giovanni Daprà created MoneyFarm to help Italian investors with wealth management. At that time, in a country with traditional attitudes toward investment and still shaken by a debt crisis, the two experienced investors with pasts at Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank quickly…
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ACTIU cool working promotes productivity and wellbeing at orgatec 2016
the ACTIU ‘cool working’ exhibition showcases the alicante furniture firm’s new philosophy on health and efficiency inside of modern office environments. The post ACTIU cool working promotes productivity and wellbeing at orgatec 2016 appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
SlashGear
Zotac VR Go backpack PC is now available
A while back, PC-maker Zotac unveiled its VR Go backpack system, a small-form gaming computer that allows users to experience untethered virtual reality when paired with headsets like the Oulus Rift or HTC Vive. The good news is that the PC is available starting today, but the bad news is that it will…
PandoDaily
Twitter, Facebook et al say they obey “local laws”. So what happens when Trump orders them to censor?
On Monday, the New York Times reported yet another fight between Facebook and authorities in Germany. The subject this time: A series of anti-semitic posts published by far right groups on the anniversary of Kristallnacht, identifying the locations of Jewish-owned businesses. Facebook initially refused…
BBC News – World
Turkish dorm fire: Six held after 11 schoolgirls die
A dormitory manager and five others are detained after a fire claims the lives of 11 schoolgirls.
BBC News – World
Australian parliament disrupted by pro-asylum seeker protesters
Around 30 people halted Australia’s parliament temporarily while protesting the government’s tough detention laws.
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Z83S PC Stick, Intel Atom X5-Z8350 inside, Only $75.99
Z83S PC StickIntel Atom X5-Z8350 Quad Core CPUOnly $75.99Coupon: GBZ83SMain Features:- Intel Atom X5-Z8350 quad-core CPU is rapid and stable which can give you high-speed feedback and smooth response.- Intel HD Graphics 400 GPU of this TV box which gives you the high definition pictures and videos.-…
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Theory Challenging Einstein’s View On Speed of Light Could Soon Be Tested
mspohr writes: The Guardian has a news article about a recently published journal entry proposing a way to test the theory that the speed of light was infinite at the birth of the universe: “The newborn universe may have glowed with light beams moving much faster than they do today, according to a theory…
BBC News – World
Syria conflict: ‘Israeli jets’ strike outside Damascus
Israeli jets fired two missiles from Lebanese airspace that struck near Damascus, Syrian state media say.
designboom | architecture & design magazine
lamborghini + ixoost esavox sound system emits music from exhaust
the ixoost esavox sound system follows the same principle that style follows visceral instincts. the meticulous research of lamborghini lines has led an object that immediately recalls the style. The post lamborghini + ixoost esavox sound system emits music from exhaust appeared first on designboom…
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Experimental treatments aim to prevent brain damage in babies
Advances in neuroscience are driving the development of therapies that could save thousands of the most vulnerable patients.Nature 540 17 doi: 10.1038/540017a
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China Will Overtake Russia In Annual Rocket Launches This Year
Since 1957, the Russian space program has been steadily churning out its aging yet reliable rockets into space at a faster rate than most countries, though the United States has surpassed it on a few occasions. At the height of the USSR, the Russians were blasting 100 rockets a year into the great unknown….
inStash
SteelSeries Illuminated Gamer Bundle Helps You Become The Ultimate Player
Are you a serious gamer looking for the best competitive advantage on the market right now? Look no further than the SteelSeries Illuminated Gamer Bundle. Currently on … Read More
Mashable
How to make food that glows bright green in UV light
These fluorescent glowing rice balls may not look the most appetising, but nobody will be able to accuse you of bringing a boring dish to the party. With some creativity and basic science knowledge, Japanese Twitter user @unatra has posted pictures of rice balls he made at home that glow bright green…
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Three cylinders become two to improve EcoBoost engine efficiency
As downsizing has emerged as one of the best ways to meet tightening emissions rules, Ford has dived in headlong with its range of EcoBoost engines. The small turbo engines feature in everything from Fiesta to F-150, returning small-engine fuel efficiency with big-engine power outputs. Now,…
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Good Giving: 50 Under $50, Pt. 3
Make a donation in someone’s name to the ACLU “For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.” $50.00 Novesta Star Master Sneakers Made in Slovakia From $48.00 Incienso de Santa Fe Incense…
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Virgin Media readies itself for the future with the V6 box
After months of teasing, Virgin Media has finally lifted the lid on what it believes will help it move “from cable TV to connected entertainment.” At the heart of its new proposition is the Virgin V6, the 4K set-top box we were first introduced to in August, which the company says is specifically “built…
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Chapecoense: Fans gather at stadium to pay respects
Family and friends have gathered at the Chapecoense football club as they wait for more news of the victims of the plane crash in Colombia which killed most of the team’s players.
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Ford’s autonomous cars will hit Europe’s roads next year
Ford will bring its self-driving car technology to European roads in 2017 as it attempts to launch an autonomous car for its ride-sharing fleet by 2021.According to TechCrunch, the testing is set to begin in the UK at Ford’s own Engineering Center in Essex, with more testing to take place at other Research…
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The Morning After: Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Take a trip to Super Mario World on MDMA while touching an Echo. It’s Wednesday, where hackers are the ones getting hacked and the Internet Archive needs a Canadian backup copy.
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Mix and match lasers
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Understanding the way liquid spreads through paper
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A nanotechnology method for storing vaccines at room temperature
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Google Looks to Detect Diabetic Eye Disease With Machine Learning
Google wants to help cure a common form of blindness with machine learning.Diabetic retinopathy, a fast-growing cause of blindness worldwide, has the potential to affect about 415 million people with diabetes. If the disease is caught early, it can be treated before a patient begins to irrevocably lose…
PCWorld
Sony X930D 4K UHD TV review: Color and HDR done the Sony way.
Sony’s XBR-55X930D, one of the company’s latest 4K UHD TVs, demonstrates that you don’t necessarily need quantum dots or organic LEDs to push color and brightness beyond the LCD norm. The X930D’s picture is a bit subdued compared to what you get with those other technologies, but it’s far beyond entry-level…
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The Morning After: Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Take a trip to Super Mario World on MDMA while touching an Echo. It’s Wednesday, where hackers are the ones getting hacked and the Internet Archive needs a Canadian backup copy. Put a tablet on itAmazon’s next Echo could include a touchscreen In…
Physics News
Quantum obstacle course changes material from superconductor to insulator
Researchers from Brown University have demonstrated an unusual method of putting the brakes on superconductivity, the ability of a material to conduct an electrical current with zero resistance.
Fast Company
How Facebook Employees Use Facebook
These are Facebook’s best hidden features. These are Facebook’s best hidden features.You might use Facebook every day, but do you know all of its hidden features? We asked a Facebook employee for some ideas about ways to better use the site that most people might not know. Here…
Fast Company
These Are The States With The Best Economic Prospects For 2017
Power rankings based on employment, housing, and other trends show which states are poised for growth and which are falling behind. Power rankings based on employment, housing, and other trends show which states are poised for growth and which are falling behind.If you’re looking…
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The Rumpl Puffe Heated Blanket Keeps You Warm, Charges Your Devices, And More
As Game of Thrones’ Ned Stark would say, “Winter is coming”. If you want to be prepared for chilly winds, icy nights, and other wintry “delights” then … Read More
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Google Play apps can no longer fake it to make it
Filtering the good apps from the bad on Google Play can be hard enough when there are hundreds of thousands to choose from, but with some sporting fake reviews and ratings the challenge becomes even harder. Fortunately, Google is on the case.The company has announced that it’s improved the ways that…
TechCrunch
Gett secures $100M loan from Sberbank to expand its on-demand ride service
 After raising $300 million from Volkswagen earlier this year, on-demand ride service Gett is getting another tranche of financing. Today the company announces that it has secured a $100 million, seven-year loan facility from Russia’s Sberbank. Gett said that it will use this to further expand the service…
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Trump names insider to lead NASA transition
WASHINGTON — The transition team for President-elect Donald Trump has named a congressional staffer and former NASA official to the “landing team” overseeing transition planning for the space agency. In a Nov. 29 statement, the office of President-elect Trump announced that Chris Shank will serve on…
Computerworld
Tech Forecast 2017: IT sharpens its focus
Tech executives are optimistic as they head into 2017. One of the biggest reasons for the hopeful outlook is the fact that business and IT are finally on the same page, with planned technology projects and overall strategic business goals closely aligned for the upcoming year.To read this article in…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
studio job installs ornamented tree of life at OMA’s faena forum in miami
made of bronze, aluminum, marble, crystals and mosaic, the installation is a monumental and detailed work that references an array of memories, fragments, and symbolism. The post studio job installs ornamented tree of life at OMA’s faena forum in miami appeared first on designboom | architecture &…
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Congress questions report on benefits of Asteroid Redirect Mission
WASHINGTON — Two leading members of the House Science Committee called on NASA Nov. 29 to provide more details about a recent report from a science group that appeared to endorse the agency’s controversial Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM). The letter to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, from Reps. Lamar…
How-To Geek
How to Make Windows Shut Down Faster
Windows PCs should shut down fairly quickly—unless there’s a problem causing a shutdown delay. Here’s how to make your computer shut down faster.Click Here to Continue Reading
Mashable
India’s Supreme Court asks all theaters to play the national anthem before movies
In what is a strange ruling, India’s top court has made it mandatory for all public theaters in the country to play national anthem before any movie. To go with that, every movie goer will also be required to stand up as a sign of respect for the motherland.  The Supreme Court said today every citizen…
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On His Way Out the Door, Obama Suggests Marijuana Should Be Legal
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, President Obama comes as close as he ever has to endorsing marijuana legalization, saying, “I am not somebody who believes that legalization is a panacea. But I do believe that treating this as a public-health issue, the same way we do with cigarettes or alcohol,…
WIRED
Review: Skylink Atoms Garage Door Opener
If you’re a hardcore DIYer, an internet-connected garage door opener might be compelling. The post Review: Skylink Atoms Garage Door Opener appeared first on WIRED.
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Low-cost technology to better provide drinking water in developing countries
A Purdue-affiliated startup has developed a low-cost, low-maintenance slow sand water filter technology to better provide clean and safe drinking water to schools and communities in developing countries around the world.
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How a researcher discovered a completely undocumented whale
One evening in November 2013, the noted whale researcher Salvatore Cerchio sat down to dinner with his team of scientists on Nosy Iranja, a small island known for its white sands and turquoise waters that’s located off the northwest coast of Madagascar. As he took his seat, Cerchio could barely contain…
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Giant rays shown to be predators of the deep
Research revealing that giant manta rays are deep-sea predators is likely to be critical to efforts to protect the species.
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Image: The Muscle Atrophy Research and Exercise System for astronauts
The Muscle Atrophy Research and Exercise System, or MARES for short, is a three-in-one muscle-measurement machine on the International Space Station to monitor astronauts’ muscles as they work out.
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Climate models may be overestimating the cooling effect of wildfire aerosols
Whether intentionally set to consume agricultural waste or naturally ignited in forests or peatlands, open-burning fires impact the global climate system in two ways which, to some extent, cancel each other out. On one hand, they generate a significant fraction of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions,…
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Micro-scale relationships between microbial diversity and productivity
In nature’s benthic microscopic realms, microbial communities gather in lattice-like mats that allow a variety of microorganisms to do the work of cooperative survival within a spatially organized environment. Photosynthetically active “primary producers” typically occupy the top of these systems, and…
Computerworld
Wisconsin recount will not be entirely by hand
A judge in Wisconsin has refused to order a recount by hand of ballots cast in the state for the U.S. presidential elections, shooting down a petition by Green Party candidate Jill Stein that the use of automatic tabulating equipment, identified as potential targets of foreign government agents, “risks…
The Next Web
SMARTDUVET is a self-making bed for the truly lazy piece of shit in your life
Making your bed is one of the easier chores there is. You just grab your duvet, lay it flat, and then fold it across the middle. It takes about thirty seconds. And of course someone’s trying to automate it with a nifty smartphone-enabled gadget called SMARTDUVET. I… I just can’t. According to the KickStarter…
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Trump’s First 100 Days: Space
The new administration will likely shift NASA resources away from Earth exploration and into deep space. But many questions remain about how the agency will be led and funded — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Apple Pay reportedly coming to Spain tomorrow for Banco Santander customers
Apple announced at WWDC in June that Apple Pay would be coming to Spain at some point this year, and Spanish site Applesfera is reporting that the service will launch tomorrow for Banco Santander customers. The mobile payment system Apple Pay will definitely come to Spain this Thursday, December…
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Ubisoft’s VR games will support cross-platform play
Ubisoft has made an effort to bring together the owners of different virtual reality headsets by announcing that its upcoming VR titles will support cross-play across HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and PlayStation VR.This means that even if you recently picked up a PSVR headset but your friend has owned their…
Ars Technica
Treadmills to endless hallways, tech has some sick solutions for VR nausea
Tom Atkinson OXFORD, England—I first met Dr. Charles King at his ‘graduation’ from Richard Branson’s Virgin Media Techstars accelerator. The pitch he delivered to a packed audience in London described how…
Computerworld
Study warns of human rights risks from censoring online terror content
Internet companies should not be required to monitor third-party terrorist content that they host or transmit, nor should they face direct or indirect liability from governments for such content, according to a new study. The Global Network Initiative, a group that represents academics, investors,…
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Flexible thermoelectric nanogenerator on paper
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Creating new physical properties in materials
Lifehacker
Don’t Fall for These Holiday Shopping Scams
It’s easy to get caught up in the craziness of the holidays. You have parties to plan, cards to send, and gifts to buy, and that can be a lot to squeeze into just a few weeks. Don’t let the stress cloud your better judgment. Watch out for these scams that prey on holiday shoppers.Fake Store AppsThe FBI…
Gadget Review
Best Over the Range Microwave
Best Over the Range Microwave Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site The best over the range microwave plays a central role in the kitchen: it serves as a clock, a preparation tool, a cooking device, a reheater, and so much more. But what goes into the best quality over the range microwave? For…
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High winds and earthquakes should prove no match for a Biodomes home
The geodesic dome was made famous by Buckminster Fuller in the mid 20th Century and has remained popular with hobbyists ever since. Romania’s Biodomes is the latest in a long line of firms to design houses centered around the geodesic dome and its models can operate off-the-grid and withstand…
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Lucid Motors building $700 million EV factory in Arizona
Lucid Motors (formerly Atieva) has revealed that its upcoming EV, recently unveiled in Los Angeles, will be built in Casa Grande, Arizona. The Phoenix suburb will host the $700 million factory, which will start producing the first model by 2018. “Arizona stands to gain 2,000 new jobs by 2022,” Arizona…
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NASA Outlines Planetary-Protection Priorities
A new report lists 25 ‘knowledge gaps’ in our understanding of how to avoid cross-contamination between Earth and Mars — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Study finds cash and coins help engage primary maths students
Primary school students are more likely to understand and engage with maths if classes use real money and real-life projects, according to a Western Sydney University pilot study.
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S. Korea confirms more cases of deadly bird flu
South Korea Wednesday revealed new cases of a deadly strain of bird flu as authorities said they had slaughtered two million chickens and ducks in a bid to control the outbreak.
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Europol blames human error for data security breach
European Union police agency Europol says human error is to blame for a breach of its data security rules by a former staff member that reportedly led to dossiers containing information about terrorism investigations becoming visible online.
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Researchers develop new method to test for antioxidants in chocolate
Food scientists at the University of British Columbia have developed a faster and cheaper way to quantify antioxidant levels in chocolate. It’s a method they plan to use in new research to help uncover when antioxidant levels rise and fall during the manufacturing process, from raw cocoa beans to chocolate…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
OMA’s masterplan for sports city in rotterdam gets the go-ahead
the feyenoord city proposal developed for the local football club will also include a new 63,000 seat waterfront stadium, residences, commercial space and parkland. The post OMA’s masterplan for sports city in rotterdam gets the go-ahead appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Facebook blocks Prisma’s live video filters
Russian app Prisma launched the ability to apply impressive filters to live Facebook video earlier this month. On the same day, Facebook revealed its own plans to bring filters to its Live Video feature “soon.” Facebook is now blocking Prisma’s Live Video access through the company’s APIs, and blaming…
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National Lottery hacked, which is what happens if you gamble with your passwords – CNET
If you use the same password on many websites, it could be you.
Mashable
You can now watch every ‘Harry Potter’ film in 90 minutes
LONDON — Back when the Harry Potter film franchise was winding up, quite a few people debated whether or not the final book should have been split into two movies.  Not many people debated the merits of only having one film for the whole series, though. SEE ALSO: 7 perfect ‘Harry Potter’ spin-offs…
BBC News – World
Trump says he will ‘leave business’ to focus on presidency
President-elect Donald Trump announces he is leaving “business in total” to focus on the presidency.
VentureBeat
Twist, a Smart Light Bulb that Combines AirPlay Audio and Transitional LED Lighting in a Refreshingly Compact Package; Now Available
PRESS RELEASE: NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–November 30, 2016– Twist Home, a New York based company that set out to make the smart home simple, today announces the availability of the Twist Light, a biologically-correct LED light bulb that mimics the sun’s natural patterns,…
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High School Students Are Building Their Own VR-Equipped Spaceship
On an October afternoon in 1899, the influential American rocketry pioneer Robert Goddard, then 17, was pruning his family’s cherry tree and dreaming of spaceflight. “[A]s I looked towards the fields at the east, I imagined how wonderful it would be to make some device which had even the possibility…
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Maybe South Park can make America okay again
There’s something about getting older that makes us blind to the past. Unlike the “hosts” inhabiting Westworld, our human memory is imperfect. A saving grace that prevents us from having to relive the same traumatic episodes over and over again. It’s a defense mechanism that more often than not results…
Fast Company
The Mad Rush For Inauguration Hotel Rooms Never Really Happened
Hillary Clinton’s supporters may have held off longer than expected on making plans for the inauguration of the first female president. Hillary Clinton’s supporters may have held off longer than expected on making plans for the inauguration of the first female president.Until Donald…
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Is that old food safe to eat? Quick tips on what’s ok and what’s not
Past expiration dates? Fuzzy berries? Old leftovers? Some of it can be eaten, the rest not so much.
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American families share real-life strategies for managing tech use at home
And they’re surprisingly strict!
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Tennessee Wildfire Is “Unlike Anything We’ve Ever Seen”
Scores of homes are gone and up to 2,000 people have been evacuated to emergency shelters — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Study finds coastal officials eschew climate planning until they see damage
When is the best time to start planning for an emergency? Is it better to get a head start, or wait until a problem manifests? A recent study finds that local officials in coastal North Carolina are unlikely to plan for the effects of climate change until they perceive a threat to their specific communities.
Latest news
How machine learning can stop terrorists from money laundering
ISIS, among others, are using complex schemes to clean up funds – and it’s up to us to find solutions to the problem.
DigsDigs
Modern Home Of Several Geometric Structures
Just outside of Poznań in Borówiec, Poland, mode:lina architekci designed the Fence House which presents as a geometric structure in contrasting colors from the outside. Two block-like volumes with pitched roofs and an off-center garage are composed of brick and concrete painted in black, white, and…
WIRED
Go Ahead, Get Sweaty. Microparticles Can Cool You Down
Garments with microscopic natural carbon particles can evaporate sweat more efficiently and help an athlete’s body manage heat. The post Go Ahead, Get Sweaty. Microparticles Can Cool You Down appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Kratom: The Bitter Plant That Could Help Opioid Addicts—if the DEA Doesn’t Ban It
The DEA is considering regulating an herb called kratom using its strictest regulations. However, many users say this plant helps them stay off harder drugs. The post Kratom: The Bitter Plant That Could Help Opioid Addicts—if the DEA Doesn’t Ban It appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Check Out the ExoMars Orbiter’s Beautiful First Pics
Last week, the ESA’s new Martian orbiter started sending back its first images of the Red Planet. The post Check Out the ExoMars Orbiter’s Beautiful First Pics appeared first on WIRED.
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
North Dakota will fine pipeline protesters $1000 for bringing in food and supplies
In an effort to suppress the ongoing Dakota Access Pipeline protests at Standing Rock, North Dakota officials have threatened hefty fines on anyone bringing “prohibited items” into the area – including portable bathrooms, building materials, and even food. This follows an “emergency evacuation” order…
Digital Trends
Plex Pass now has automated photo tagging and faster syncing speeds
Plex is best known as a means for streaming video content that’s housed on your computer to your connected devices, but its capabilities go well beyond that. For a while now, Plex has been able to upload photos and videos captured on your mobile device directly to your Plex server if you’re a Plex Pass…
The Next Web
Why Facebook Messenger wants to be the only app on your phone
Since the launch of the App Store in 2008, it’s been possible to develop and sell apps for iOS devices, and it was one of the defining moments for the iPhone. Within a few years, it created a vibrant ecosystem with millions of great apps and some healthy competition to Apple’s stock apps. That’s why…
Phys.org: Physics News
Cat tongues are even ‘handier’ than you imagined
Have you ever taken a good look at a cat’s tongue? If so, you may have noticed the tiny, sharp “spines” on its surface.
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Engineering researchers develop a process that could make big data and cloud storage more energy efficient
As big data and cloud applications flourish, one of the grand challenges for future computing is finding energy-efficient methods for data storage.
9to5Mac
UBS analyst who questioned Cook on strategy discusses ‘jobs theory,’ Apple culture & more
In the earnings call following Apple’s Q4 2016 financial results, UBS managing director Steven Milunovich asked CEO Tim Cook a rather pointed question: ‘Does Apple has a grand strategy for what it wants to do over next 3-5 years? Or does it react to the market then decide?’ Cook was widely felt to…
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Stopping Suicides On Campus
College is often billed as the best four years of your life, but for many students this couldn’t be further from the truth — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Virgin Media TellyTablet release date news and features
As well as announcing its new Virgin TV V6 box the company has also unveiled its first tablet, which sports a 14″ screen and is called the TellyTablet.Virgin is calling this tablet a “personal” smart TV, aimed at allowing users to continue watching television while the main television in their home is…
Slashdot
New Study Shows Marijuana Users Have Low Blood Flow To the Brain
cold fjord writes: State level marijuana legalization efforts across the U.S. have been gaining traction driven by the folk wisdom that marijuana is both a harmless recreational drug and a useful medical treatment for many aliments. However, some cracks have appeared in that story with indications that…
Cool Hunting
Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Solid Food: Delectable delights for cooking (and eating) enthusiasts
As the holidays get closer and closer, we’re launching our beloved Gift Guides—and while the season can get stressful, our aim is to make choosing presents a lot easier. While buying products for each other is the traditional route, make sure to consider…… …
New Scientist – Online news
Brexit puts Europe’s nuclear fusion future in doubt
Leaving the EU might also mean exiting Euratom, the international framework for safe nuclear energy, jeopardising the future of the world’s largest fusion reactor
ArchDaily
“A Burglar’s Guide to the City” to be Adapted into a Television Pilot
via Deadline CBS has announced they will produce a television adaptation of the 2016 book, “A Burglar’s Guide to the City,” with a storyline that centers on modern-day Robin Hoods led by a talented architect. Written by futurist Geoff Manaugh of BLDG BLOG, the book serves a blueprint to the…
Lifehacker
Microsoft’s Clip Layer Makes It Easy to Copy Text From Any Screen
Android: Some apps in Android allow you to copy text, but not all of them. The ones that do might make it harder than it needs to be. Microsoft’s new Clip Layer simplifies the task to make your research way easier.When you activate Clip Layer by long-pressing the home button, it scans your screen and…
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The best calendar app for iPhone
Calendar apps have a tough job. Everyone needs one, but everyone is looking for something different out of them. I want a concise look at the day ahead, but you might want a spaced-out view of your week, and someone else might want a super-dense look at their entire month. The best calendar apps do…
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The best calendar app for Android
Calendar apps have a tough job. Everyone needs one, but everyone is looking for something different out of them. I want a concise look at the day ahead, but you might want a spaced-out view of your week, and someone else might want a super-dense look at their entire month. The best calendar apps do…
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Microbubbles and ultrasound open the blood?brain barrier to administer drugs
Macworld
The Week in iOS Accessories: Kings of crowdfunding
New accessories of the weekThis week’s roundup includes some cool new accessories that got their start on Kickstarter. Read on!AccessportThe Accessport ($19 pledge on Kickstarter) is a “hi-res audio amplifier” for the iPhone 7—an audio accessory for the post-headphone-jack age. It takes the 24-bit audio…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Colombia plane crash—how can people survive deadly air disasters?
A plane crash in Colombia has killed at least 75 people including most of one of Brazil’s top football teams, leaving just six survivors. While the investigation may take some time to reveal the factors behind the accident, the distressingly high – but not total – number of fatalities raises the question…
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Study examines effect of privacy controls on Facebook behavior
Despite the widespread popularity of online social network platforms, privacy remains a troublesome issue. A new study from the Naveen Jindal School of Management assesses the impact of Facebook’s granular privacy controls and its effects on user disclosure behavior.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Novel solid forms of the anti-inflammatory drug oxaprozin may lead to a new combined asthma therapy
An exploratory study by A*STAR scientists into novel solid forms of the anti-inflammatory drug oxaprozin may lead to improvements for the asthma drug, salbutamol, and help reduce inflammation of the airways.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Can maths help you win at roulette?
Albert Einstein supposedly once said: “No one can win at roulette unless he steals money from the table while the croupier isn’t looking.”
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
The good, the bad, and the ugly of algorithmic trading
Algorithms are taking a lot of flak from those in financial circles. They’ve been blamed for a recent flash crash in the British pound and the greatest fall in the Dow in decades. They’ve been called a cancer and linked to insider trading.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
New mini robot sub unveiled at the National Oceanography Centre
The first robotic microsub capable of being deployed from a robotic boat was unveiled at the Marine Autonomous and Technology Annual Showcase this November, at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC).
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Intuitive and efficient solution to eliminate anomalies in immunological studies
A*STAR researchers have developed a new bioinformatics tool called flowAI, which provides a more objective, efficient and intuitive solution to the quality control of data acquired via a common biological technique called flow cytometry.
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Video: Battle for Mosul overwhelms Iraqi hospitals
Hospitals in northern Iraq are struggling to cope with fallout from the battle for Mosul – and warning of a major crisis – with Iraqi troops engaged in close combat fighting with the Islamic State (IS) group to take control of the city.
Mobile Magazine
Ebay Introduces the World’s First Emotionally-Powered Store Showing How the Brain Works While Shopping
Christmas may be the season of giving, family gatherings, and vacations, but tell that to those who need to do the stressful task of shopping. In fact, Ebay now has the scientific evidence to prove this. Ebay has partnered with US tech firm Lightwave to create the world’s first “Emotionally Powered Store”…
Mobile Magazine
Huawei has a Secret Back Door Sending Data Back to China
Huawei is facing a major problem with all its phone models in the United States. According to security firm Kryptowire, software installed on phones from the Huawei brand and some phones from almost all Chinese manufacturers secretly monitored users and sent back text messages, internet data search,…
Mobile Magazine
Iceland versus Iceland: Can Relations Finally Thaw Out in this Trademark Feud?
Everyone knows that Iceland is a country (though we’re willing to bet you don’t know where it’s located). But mostly in England and other locations in Europe and the Mediterranean, Iceland is a supermarket chain. Taking everyone by surprise, Iceland (the country) filed for legal action on Friday, November…
Mobile Magazine
Virtual Reality is More than for Video Games: VR Can be Used to Recreate Crime Scenes or to Find a Cure for Pedophilia
Everyone associates virtual reality closely with video games, and rightfully so since headsets from Facebook’s Oculus Rift and Sony’s PlayStation VR are intended for PS and computer games. But virtual reality has found more medical uses in helping to treat PTSD, recreating a crime scene for jurists in…
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The Next Revolution in Cancer Medicine
The dream of personalized cancer vaccines is not just feasible, but achievable — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Scientific American Content: Global
Cuba’s Biodiversity Emerges from the Shadows
The softening of the U.S. Embargo against Cuba is offering a closer look at flora and fauna found nowhere else   — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Withings Thermo Smart Thermometer $57.74
Withings Thermo Smart Thermometer $57.74
Lifehacker
Plan Your Budget Around Trends, Not Just Months, to Prepare For Large Expenses
Budgeting your money every month is a good habit. However, if you only focus on one month at a time, you can get blindsided by big expenses.Focus on the trends of your year to be better prepared.Read more…
Mashable
Sweden builds super expensive Christmas goat effigy, arsonists burn it down
LONDON — Alas, even Sweden isn’t safe from the wrath of 2016.  In our continued coverage of extended metaphors for this tumultuous year, here’s a holiday-themed analogy of well-intentioned calamity.    SEE ALSO: The ‘word of the year’ sums up 2016 The tale starts out quaintly enough. In the Swedish…
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FDA Approves Final Stage of MDMA Drug Trials
More than three decades after the Drug Enforcement Administration banned MDMA, federal regulators have approved research that could make the compound legally available as a psychotherapeutic catalyst by 2021. The New York Times reports that researchers studying MDMA as a treatment for posttraumatic…
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DirecTV Now: everything you want to know
AT&T kicked this week off with some big news: DirecTV Now, its internet TV streaming service, is here. You can sign up starting today for a free trial on a slew of platforms including smartphones, tablets, living room streaming devices, and PCs. No satellite dish or cable box required; it’s all over…
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Pentagon ready to launch first upgraded WGS satellite
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Air Force’s first upgraded Wideband Global Satcom satellite is ready for a planned Dec. 7 launch, Air Force officials told reporters during a press call-in Tuesday. It’s the eighth WGS satellite in the military’s communication constellation, first launched in 2007. It’s also the…
The Awesomer
Star Wars Nutcrackers
Price: $35  | BuyCelebrate the holidays in style with these officially-licensed Star Wars nutcrackers, featuring the likenesses of R2-D2, Darth Vader, Boba Fett and a Stormtrooper. We wouldn’t recommend the last one though, as it probably misses the nuts all the time. More Awesome Stuff: One Christmas…
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Find The Perfect Holiday Outfit With an Extra 30% Off Sale Items From Anthropologie
Anthropologie will be a good destination to start looking for outfits for all those holiday parties you need to go to. Get something unique (and something you’ll end up wearing again) with an extra 30% off sale styles. There are a ton of dresses that would look great next to a bowl of eggnog and chestnuts…
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Corals much older than previously thought, study finds
Coral genotypes can survive for thousands of years, possibly making them the longest-lived animals in the world, according to researchers at Penn State, the National Marine Fisheries Service and Dial Cordy & Associates.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Production and shedding of tissues in sponges found to be slower than believed
(Phys.org)—A pair of researchers with the University of Alberta in Canada has found that shedding and production of new tissue in sponges is much more complicated and slower than has been thought. In their paper published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, the researchers describe their multi-year…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
The evolution of the baleen in whales
Baleen whales, such as the gigantic 30m-long blue whale, are the largest animals that have ever lived on this planet. They even beat the largest of the dinosaurs. But, ironically, the secret to their success lies in their taste for tiny prey.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Research reveals print text remain top shelf selection for Aussie teens
New research slams the book shut on the stereotyped teenager glued to their digital devices, finding adolescents prefer old fashioned print when reading for pleasure.
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Promoting resilient coral reefs in a changing climate
The third and longest global coral bleaching event on record started in 2014 and continues to damage reefs around the globe. While it’s true coral reef ecosystems have been knocked down, they have certainly not been knocked out. It is not too late to conserve coral reef ecosystems.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Data from ISS Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer suggests possibility of unknown source of positrons
(Phys.org)—A team of researchers known as the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) Collaboration has found evidence of a possible unknown source of positrons making their way through the universe to Earth. In their paper published in Physical Review Letters, the team offers a report on cosmic ray strikes…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Bi-articulating Volvo bus will haul 300 passengers around town
Volvo unveiled the chassis for what it’s calling the largest bus in the world at the FetransRio exhibition in Rio de Janeiro last week. Destined for service in South America, the Gran Artic 300 will have room for 300 passengers inside its bendy bi-articulating body when it reaches production… …
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
E-ink display plus wallet equals “Wonder Wallet”
Thanks to E Ink, virtually anything can be used as a canvas for creative expression these days. We’ve seen it used in shoes, watches and fashion accessories, and it was only a matter of time before someone came up with the idea to integrate it in wallets. That day has finally arrived with the…
Gizmodo
10 Tricks to Make Yourself an Instapaper Master
Good news: the best read-it-later service, Instapaper, is now giving away premium features for free, which means most of us have got a whole bunch of new goodies to play around with. Here are ten of Instapaper’s best features you might not know about.Read more…
BBC News – World
Aleppo battle: Shellfire kills civilians in rebel-held east
Artillery fire kills at least 26 people in rebel-held Aleppo, as Syrian troops intensify their assault.
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Flash Physics: Nuclear diamond battery, M G K Menon dies, four new elements named
Today’s selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics
How-To Geek
How to Get Experimental Chromecast Software Ahead of the Public Release
Google loves to let people try updates to its products before releasing them to the masses. If you’re one of the folks who jumps on every beta (or alpha!) you can find, you can now do the same thing on your Chromecast.Click Here to Continue Reading
Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
Universal Is Adding Nintendo Worlds To Their Theme Parks!
Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto and Universal Theme Parks are teaming up to create the world of Nintendo at all three of their theme park locations. Their goal is to create immersive and interactive environments that include attractions, restaurants and shops that will make you feel like you’re inside…
io9
Legions of Squishy Sea Things Wash Up on Sea Shore
Legions of mysterious jelly-like creatures washed up on a California beach Monday and Tuesday, prompting speculation from locals. “Baby tremor monsters?” guessed a member of the Huntington Beach Community Facebook group. “Maybe the ‘ass-blaster’ version from “Tremors 3?” another member pondered. “Aliens…
Mashable
‘Rogue One’ tickets will be easy enough to come by, even with crazy pre-sales
No one’s saying Rogue One tickets are doing The Force Awakens-level ticket pre-sales — but even if they were, there’s just no cause for alarm.  If you want to be sitting in a movie theater as the Star Wars spinoff unspools on opening weekend, you will beYou will be. SEE ALSO: Diego Luna lookin’ sharp…
The Gadget Flow
ALIVO – Bedside Health Coach
Meet ALIVO, your desktop and bedside companion who prompts you to get healthy and active, and sees that you get a good night’s sleep. When you’ve sat too long while working at your computer, talking on the phone, reading a magazine, watching TV, or playing video games, ALIVO prompts you to get up and…
The Gadget Flow
EverCube Lifetime Toothbrush Holder
Introducing the EverCube – An eco-friendly cube that works as a practical solution to hold your toothbrush and simplify your daily routine. It works as a sanitary and convenient toothbrush holder that will allow you to store your toothbrush in an upright position. The proper ventilation of the toothbrush…
The Gadget Flow
Think Board XL – Reusable Writing Surface
Think Board is a clear film that can turn any surface into a dry-erase/whiteboard writing surface! Place one on your wall, door, desk, fridge – anywhere you want to leave a message or get creative with ideas. Just peel & stick! It’s that easy. The coolest thing about this film is that it does not…
The Gadget Flow
Disc – Smartest Quick Access Wallet Solution
Designed to keep our everyday carry light, Disc Brand Co. has created a unique slim wallet unlike anything else. Taking note from the essential accompaniment to the Discman, the CD wallet, coins are stored upright in designated slots. No more clinking change in your pocket and no wallet bulge like traditional…
The Gadget Flow
Gryphon – Simple, Safe, Super-Fast WiFi for Modern Families
Gryphon is a revolutionary WiFi router that protects your children and all your devices online with a simple to use smartphone app. Gryphon combines a high performance WiFi router with a simple to use smartphone app, making it easy for parents and families to manage the connected home. All security features…
The Gadget Flow
Panther Alpha – The Mini Supercomputer
Panther Alpha, powered by Linux, is the ultra-portable Micro PC that makes even the slickest laptop designs seem bulky by comparison. With unparalleled customization options, smarter privacy settings, and much less power required to perform; you’re open to a whole new world of possibilities that fit…
Digital Trends
Photo-hosting platform SmugMug unveils brand new Apple TV app
Photo hosting and sharing platform SmugMug has officially launched its first app for Apple TV. Now, in addition to viewing photos in your browser and on your smartphone, you will be able to browse and show off your favorite photographs on your television. Much like SmugMug’s mobile apps, the Apple TV…
Scientific American Content: Global
Super-Recognizers Lurk Among Us
Some people are so good at remembering faces that it’s downright creepy — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Design Milk
mr.GO!: A Portable, Cordless Outdoor LED Lantern
From Koncept comes mr.GO!, a clever and convenient, cordless LED lantern you can take around with you for when you need extra light. The minimalist oval silhouette features a curved light panel within its arched housing, which doubles as a carrying handle when it’s time to go. The outdoor…
The Next Web
Wifi and the coming IoT invasion
In 2011 internet access was declared a human right by the United Nations. The report said that disconnecting people from their internet access was a human rights violation and against international law. Internet access is a human right. Right beside the “right to life, liberty, and security of person,”…
Ars Technica
1 million Google accounts compromised by Android malware called Gooligan
(credit: Ron Amadeo) Researchers say they’ve uncovered a family of Android-based malware that has compromised more than 1 million Google accounts, hundreds of them associated with enterprise users. Gooligan, as researchers from security firm Check Point Software Technologies have dubbed the malware,…
Gizmodo
Guy Builds a Matrix Bullet-Time Rig Using Just One Spinning High Speed Camera
To create those amazing bullet-time shots in The Matrix, the filmmakers used a bunch of cameras to simultaneously capture the action from all angles. But Google Engineer Ben Krasnow found an easier and cheaper way to do this by simply spinning a high-speed camera capable of shooting at speeds of up to…
The Gadget Flow
Groovy Glove – Six-Fingered Microfiber Glove
Introducing Groovy Glove – a revolutionary microfiber glove designed to clean in tough to reach places while keeping your hand clean. Groovy Glove is constructed of the highest quality microfiber. The weave and split of the fibers are woven and split in such a way creating microscopic hooks that attract…
The Gadget Flow
Slim Card Holder by Gino Bryant
Crafted using the most durable calf leather, this minimalistic design is perfect for just the essentials– ID, credit card, and cash. It is equipped with a 100% stainless steel money clip and is the perfect size for work, travel, or an evening out. It’s one the best ways you can carry your everyday wallet…
The Gadget Flow
Tic Travel Bottles for your Skincare Products
Tic Smart Travel Bottles are designed to complement your mobile life. The bottles contain removable internal containers that form an user-friendly travel dispenser. Lightweight and compact, the Tic Smart Travel Bottles can easily fit into a backpack, suitcase, toiletry or gym bag, so that you are able…
The Gadget Flow
VentiFresh – Portable Maintenance-Free Air Purifier
VentiFresh is a high-tech odor eliminator, ten times more effective than baking soda. No maintenance required, no filter to change, just plug and play. It gets rid of bad odors without the harsh chemicals. Place it anywhere – trash cans, gym lockers, fridge, diaper bag, shoe closet, and more. Your nose…
The Gadget Flow
IRIS Helmets – Dash Cam Motorcycle Helmet
The IRIS helmet is designed for the rider seeking safety and protection in the case of an accident. Recording in real-time for every part of your journey, the DC-2 always has your back. Vision and protection are effortlessly integrated into a new level of safety. With dual 1080p cameras recording in…
9to5Mac
Readdle launching Spark for Mac, a free email app with Smart Inbox and ‘snooze’ features
Note: The new app is rolling out now; stay tuned for availability shortly. Today Readdle is officially launching Spark for Mac, a free and customizable email client from the makers of popular productivity apps like PDF Expert and Scanner Pro. Spark coming to macOS completes the email client suite…
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Mossberg: Facebook can and should wipe out fake news
Totally false news isn’t a new thing in the United States. In our fourth presidential election, in 1800, two of our most brilliant founders — John Adams and Thomas Jefferson — faced off in a vicious campaign that involved newspaper editors on the take, and numerous false, often personal attacks. Some…
The Verge – All Posts
Fantastic Beasts is the Phantom Menace of the Harry Potter franchise
Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace is a low point among Star Wars fans. Between the emphasis on CGI visuals over the story; the cheap, pandering humor; and the retroactive rewriting of continuity, Phantom Menace regressed a beloved older franchise to make it more palatable for a younger audience…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
What is the secret behind Germany’s baby boom?
For almost ten years, Germany has been trying to boost its low birth rate by implementing one of the world’s most expensive family policies. These measures are beginning to show results. For the third year in a row, Germany’s birth rate has increased. But is that only because of the government’s efforts?…
SlashGear
PlayStation Communities app launches on Android and iOS
PlayStation Gamers who want to be able to keep up with their favorite communities while on the go can download the new PlayStation Communities app for iOS or Android devices right now. The app aims to make it a snap to keep up with your PS4 gaming friends when away from your console. Communities are…
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ISIS Claims Ohio State Attack, Trump Will Leave His Business, Texas Abortion Docs Must Bury Fetuses: A.M. Links
The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for Monday’s attack at the Ohio State University, carried out by student Abdul Razak Ali Artan. “The executor of the attack in the American state of Ohio is a soldier of the Islamic State and he carried out the operation in response to calls to target citizens…
Reason.com Full Feed
Can States Reduce Unreasonable Pensions? California Supreme Court Will Review
The California Supreme Court will review a lower court ruling that tossed a longstanding rule preventing public sector pensions from being reduced in any way. It’s a case that could have far-reaching consequences. The ruling would apply only to California, but if the state Supreme Court decides to…
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Liquor Bottle Lock
Keep your precious hooch safe from all your conniving roommates using this liquor bottle lock. This key-operated lock features a sturdy tamper-proof construction and is designed to contour to a variety of bottle necks for a tight and secure fit. Check it out $19.95
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Grow The Fuck Up Book
“Grow The Fuck Up” is the hilarious yet highly informative book that teaches you all the things a grown-ass person like yourself should know by now. You’ll learn everything from how to change car tires, to applying for college loans and writing a resume. Check it out $13.30
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
DIY Snowman Needle Felting Kit
Help spread a little winter cheer around your home by crafting your own little snowman using this DIY needle felting kit. The kit features everything necessary to craft your very own pint-sized snowman, with simple to follow instructions that make it ideal for kids. Check it out $28.00
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Device Charging Heated Jacket
Keep electronic devices juiced up throughout the day while you stay warm with this device charging heated jacket. This water resistant jacket has three heated modes that are controlled through a small button to keep you toasty between -4 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Check it out $99.99
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Tetris Alarm Clock
Give your room a touch of geeky gamer flair by waking up using this Tetris alarm clock. Inspired by the classic game, this digital alarm clock employs the game’s unique falling blocks motif to display the hour and minutes in a fun fashion. Check it out $124.98
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Personalized Letter From Santa
Fill your little one’s with joy around the holidays with a personalized letter from Santa. Each letter is printed on linen paper and can be customized with a short personal message that’ll make your kid feel like they’re getting VIP treatment from the ol’ Saint Nick himself. Check it out $20.00
Mashable
The best thing you’ll read about journalism in 2016 is a comic book
Like many a Facebook user before the 2016 election, comic book artist Sarah Glidden used to consume a lot of articles without thinking much about where they came from. “I just thought about journalism like it was water,” she says. “You turn on the faucet and it comes out.”  Then some reporter friends…
TechSpot
The Internet Archive needs your help to store a copy of its digital collections in Canada
The Internet Archive, the San Francisco-based nonprofit that has served as a public repository for all things digital for more than 20 years, has revealed plans to create a backup of its vast collection in Canada.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Tail hairs reveal dietary choices of three horse species in the Gobi Desert
Przewalski’s horse, a species of wild horse that has been successfully reintroduced to the Gobi Desert, shares its pasture grounds with wild asses and free-roaming domestic horses. A scarce supply of food could lead to food competition among the different species, especially if they make the same dietary…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
New sensor—what goes on inside snow avalanches
A new radar sensor grants insights into the processes inside snow avalanches. It was developed by a team of engineers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) headed by Dr Christoph Baer and Timo Jaeschke, in collaboration with colleagues from Innsbruck and Davos. The measuring system has been installed at a…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
EU unveils plans to boost ‘clean energy’ use
The EU on Wednesday unveiled “clean energy” plans to boost renewable use, cut waste and reduce subsidies for coal power in a bid to meet its commitments to the Paris climate deal.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Self-driving truck is part of Ohio announcement on research
A self-driving truck is scheduled to hit the road in central Ohio in conjunction with an announcement about new state investments to support researching that kind of transportation technology.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Enabling the offshore wind supergrid
In 2010, world leading companies in offshore wind came together to form ‘The Friends of the Supergrid’—an association that advocates for an efficient, interconnected and resilient electricity grid to complement existing national transmission infrastructure. The MEDOW project is playing its part by advancing…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
The surprising technology behind the future of autonomous driving
As autonomous driving (AD) technology brings new advances and features to mobility, important questions inevitably arise. For example, how will drivers come to trust their autonomous vehicles? How will vehicles communicate with drivers and alert them to the presence of other vehicles on the road? And,…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Data-driven maintenance in the industry leads to cost savings
Smarter strategies for maintenance in the industry, using data from components, can reduce costs by 20-40 percent and make new forms of business possible, according to new research from Linnaeus University, Chalmers and SICS.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Fusion energy—a time of transition and potential
For centuries, humans have dreamed of harnessing the power of the sun to energize our lives here on Earth. But we want to go beyond collecting solar energy, and one day generate our own from a mini-sun. If we’re able to solve an extremely complex set of scientific and engineering problems, fusion energy…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Temperature and water content cycles within magma reservoirs linked to eruptive style
A new study published in Geology uses pockets of melts trapped within crystals to understand the conditions occurring beneath volcanoes before explosive eruptions. Volcanologists from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), Leibniz Universität Hannover in Germany and Uppsala University in Sweden have…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Earth’s ‘technosphere’ now weighs 30 trillion tons, research finds
“The technosphere is a major new phenomenon of this planet – and one that is evolving extraordinarily rapidly” – Professor Mark Williams, University of Leicester
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
First detection of ammonia in the upper troposphere
Population is growing, climate is warming – hence, emission of ammonia (NH3) trace gas from e.g. agriculture will increase worldwide. Recently, scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) for the first time detected NH3 in the upper troposphere. Together with researchers from Colorado/USA and…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
New strategy may drop cancer’s guard
A drug used now to treat Type 2 diabetes may someday help beat breast and ovarian cancers, but not until researchers decode the complex interactions that in some cases help promote tumors, according to Rice University scientists.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
New process makes hydrogels useful for more applications
Hydrogels are gelatinous amalgams of cross-linked polymers that can absorb and hold large quantities of water. Their uses vary widely. Certain hydrogels form the absorbent layer in disposable diapers, while others form the gentle curve of soft contact lenses.
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Digitize your doodles with an e-reader you can draw on
No matter how useful a tablet can be, for many, nothing can beat the versatility of paper. Well, paper-loving reader, it might be time to re-think those analog allegiances as reMarkable has just unveiled an impressive new e-paper tablet. Simply called “reMarkable,” the device aims to combine…
Fast Company
Two Easy Ways To Make Your Coworkers Prioritize Your Emails
Can you count to three? That’s pretty much all it takes. Can you count to three? That’s pretty much all it takes.Email is supposed to be simple, and in some ways it is. The problem isn’t really about complexity, it’s volume. When we’re hit with tens or even hundreds of emails every…
BBC News – World
Prince Alwaleed says women driving ban hurts Saudi economy
Influential Saudi prince Alwaleed bin Talal calls on his country to lift driving ban on women.
Physics News
Tiny ‘walking’ proteins could be used to investigate mechanical deformations in soft materials
Tiny “walking” proteins could be used to investigate mechanical deformations in soft materials according to Hokkaido University researchers.
Physics News
Throwing new light on printed organic solar cells
Researchers at the University of Surrey have achieved record power conversion efficiencies for large area organic solar cells. In recent years scientists have been attempting to increase the …
Computerworld
HPE rolls out products to enable IoT adoption
Hewlett Packard Enterprise on Wednesday announced several software and hardware products to more securely manage the exploding universe of Internet of Things devices.October’s Mirai botnet attack on unsecured IoT devices, which halted widespread access to dozens of popular internet sites, dramatizes…
Computerworld
Smart everything: Apple’s next product transition
“Apple wants us to be in an Apple world, signified by the unification of their technology and the integration of software services,” UBS analyst, Steven Milunovich, said today. I argue that connected machine learning is key to Apple’s future product and services plans. It wants to build smart everything.Think…
PCWorld
48% off iPhone 7 Secure-Fit Workout Arm Band and Protective Case Bundle – Deal Alert
This lightweight and ultra-comfortable band from Encased is designed to securely fit your iPhone 7 4.7″ by simply clipping on & off the included iPhone case (2016 Slimfit edition case, by Encased), so you won’t need to place it in and out of another case or sleeve for your workout. The band comes…
Newswise: SciNews
Raju Venugopalan Awarded Prestigious Humboldt Research Award
Raju Venugopalan, a senior physicist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory and an adjunct professor at Stony Brook University, has been awarded a Humboldt Research Award for his remarkable achievements in theoretical nuclear physics.
Newswise: SciNews
UF/IFAS Survey Shows Homeowners Want Incentives to Conserve More Water
Respondents to a UF/IFAS online survey of 3,000 homeowners in Florida, Texas and California said reducing the price of water-efficient equipment would be the most effective strategy. That was followed by more practical information on household water conservation, easier identification of water-efficient…
FiveThirtyEight
Stop Treating HUD Like A Second-Tier Department
Ben Carson apparently still hasn’t decided whether to accept Donald Trump’s alleged offer to appoint him secretary of Housing and Urban Development. If he does accept the position, it will mark a reversal for the retired neurosurgeon, whose adviser earlier said Carson didn’t want to serve in Trump’s…
FiveThirtyEight
Trump’s Pick For Treasury Secretary Doesn’t Tell Us Much About How He’ll Govern
Donald Trump has selected financier Steven Mnuchin as his nominee for Treasury secretary, Mnuchin confirmed on Wednesday. The choice isn’t a surprise — Mnuchin had been rumored to be the leading candidate — but it is a disappointment for us policy nerds. Not because of Mnuchin’s policy positions, but…
FiveThirtyEight
Significant Digits For Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news.1 pointBaltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh and ace kicker Justin Tucker have endorsed a senseless, ridiculous and honestly pretty awesome NFL rule that would give a team one point if they boot a kickoff between the…
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Hack This: Automate Your Operating System with Launchd
Welcome back to Hack This. It’s been a few weeks. For that I am sorry. To be honest, I hit the end of my list. Which is good because, hey, now you can consume a bunch more Hack This entries, and bad because coming up with topics isn’t always easy. To that end, I can’t encourage you enough to submit tutorial…
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The EPA Will Begin Regulating These 10 Chemicals as Potentially Toxic
The decades-old Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) has gotten an injection of new life. This past June, President Obama signed an act meant to update the old law so that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could refocus its energy on mitigating the dangers that existing chemical substances present…
Latest news
Working in tech? Five tips on avoiding burnout
Exercise, mindfulness, and more: tech leaders explain how they take some of the pressure off.
Latest news
GE Power aims to connect its platform with energy trading player PowerCosts
What happens when the industrial Internet and machine-to-machine connections meets energy trading? GE Power and its Predix platform are about to find out.
Latest news
Why you can edit a 250GB file on a 16GB notebook
After I wrote about 16 GB MacBook Pros, a reader asked how they could run a 26GB digital audio workstation file on a 16GB MacBook Pro. Answer: easy! The secret is virtual memory. Here’s how it works.
The Awesomer
Grilled Cheese Party Hack
LinkEpicurious presents a quick and easy way to make a whole batch of delicious grilled cheese sammies at the same time. We imagine you could use the same trick for panini or perfect garlic toast. More Awesome Stuff: Busted Fly Quick FixNo Drip Popsicle HackCleaning Glass with MagnetsBinder Clip…
The Verge – All Posts
Spark email arrives for the Mac
Spark, a sleek and customizable email app for iPhones and iPads, is debuting on the Mac today. The free app supports a variety of email services, including Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, iCloud, Exchange, and other IMAP services. It boasts an intelligent organization system that automatically categorizes emails…
TechRadar: All latest feeds
Surface Studio teardown shows a cool design with upgradable storage
The Surface Studio has begun shipping, and iFixit has already received its all-in-one PC from Microsoft, swiftly carrying out the compulsory teardown which shows that the device does have some upgrade potential – at least in terms of the storage.Interestingly, iFixit found that the Studio’s pixel-packed…
The Next Web
This VPN will protect your online browsing on up to 10 devices — for life (65% off)
Between smartphones, laptops, tablets, and more, the days of one desktop computer handling an entire household’s online needs are long gone. VPN protection for up to five devices is pretty standard, but that doesn’t cut it anymore: Step up your coverage to up to 10 devices with the new and improved Hotspot…
BBC News – World
German Catholic charity launches ‘No Santa’ initiative
Group wants people to celebrate “traditional” Saint Nicholas instead.
Digital Trends
Best iPhone 7 battery cases to keep your phone above 20 percent
Depending on how much you use your iPhone 7, a full battery charge is either enough to get you through the day, or not nearly enough to keep up with you. Sometimes, you simply need a bit of music, but when you’ve got Bluetooth, music streaming, GPS, and cellular data running, your battery isn’t likely…
Digital Trends
Ford’s pint-sized Fiesta gets a new look and big-car tech features
Ford has introduced the extensively updated 2018 Fiesta during an event held in Germany. The city car isn’t entirely new, but nearly every part of it has been improved in one way or another. The most obvious changes are spotted by simply looking at the Fiesta. Its front end receives softer-looking headlights,…
TechCrunch
TraceLink, helping the pharma industry trace and track drugs, lands $51.5M from Goldman Sachs
 TraceLink, the SaaS platform for tracking and tracing pharmaceuticals, has today announced the close of a $51.5 million Series C financing led by Goldman Sachs Growth Equity. Existing investors, such as FirstMark Capital, Volition Capital, and F-Prime Capital, also participated in the round. As part…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
reMarkable “paper tablet” has sketches, notes and documents in its sights
Computers may be where the office grunt work gets done, but deep-thought work and conceptualization can still benefit from a bit of scribbling on paper, if for no other reason than avoiding the distractions of notifications, sidebars, open apps and a multitude of open browser tabs. The newly-announced…
AZoNano.com – Nanotechnology News Feed
New Theory by Rice Scientists Enhance Heat Sinks in Future Microelectronics
Rice University scientists suggest that bumpy surfaces with graphene between would help to dissipate heat in next-generation microelectronic devices. Theoretical studies conducted by the scientists…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Procession in honour of Fidel Castro begins four-day journey across Cuba
The ashes of Cuban leader Fidel Castro began a four-day journey across Cuba on Wednesday to his final resting place, retracing the late communist leader’s revolution victory tour of 1959.
Lifehacker
The Key to Perfect Waffles Is a Properly-Heated Waffle Iron
Waffles are a most welcome breakfast, but they must be crispy to be worth your time (and mouth). To ensure you are serving and eating the crispest and tastiest of waffles, you have to properly pre-heat your waffle iron, and you can’t just rely on the indicator light.Read more…
GearHungry
Fourneau Bread Oven
Inception your kitchen range with the Fourneau Bread Oven. Slip one into your conventional oven to bake beautiful and delicious loafs of bread. The USA-made cast-iron bakeware device first needs to be preheated, warming up as your oven does. When it’s ready, slide in your dough on the included maple…
HolyCool.net
iHealth Air Pulse Oximeter
Stay a step ahead on your health with the iHealth Air Pulse Oximeter. Compliant with HIPAA and clinically tested, this incredible device can quickly and easily measure your blood oxygen level as well as your pulse rate and perfusion index. The Air Pulse Oximeter is wireless and lightweight making it…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
14 green gifts for big kids
Even the greenest kids want gift action during the holiday season, but that doesn’t mean you have to buy them junk from Walmart. We’ve collected a list of 14 green gifts that will cheer up your kid without being totally detrimental to the environment, and
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Americas largest modern timber building pieces together like LEGO
The nation’s largest timber building has officially opened its doors in Minneapolis. Designed by Vancouver-based Michael Green Architecture and Architect-of-Record DLR Group, the seven-story tower is the first modern wooden building of its kind to have been built in over 100 years. Created from prefabricated…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Peek inside Booking.com’s envy-inducing new Seattle offices
Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced construction is complete on the new Booking.com office space located at 200 West Mercer Street, Suite 100 in Seattle. Ware Malcomb provided interior architecture and branding services for the project, which draws inspiration from…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Australia needs a strong carbon price to meet Paris target
Australia needs to consider a carbon price of around $US140 a tonne by 2040 to help the world meet its target to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius, experts have told The Australian National University annual Energy Update.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
IBM unveils Watson-powered imaging solutions for healthcare providers
IBM today announced at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2016) it will preview new imaging solutions from Watson Health and Merge Healthcare (Merge; an IBM Company) designed to help healthcare providers pursue personalized approaches to patient diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring….
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Peptides as tags in fluorescence microscopy
Fluorescence microscopy visualizes the molecular elements of cells. Proteins of nerve cells, for instance, can be labelled using probes which are subsequently excited with light to fluoresce. In the end, the fluorescence signal is used to generate microscopic images of the real position, arrangement…
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Deep insights from surface reactions
Things that happen on the surface are often given short shrift compared to what goes on inside. But when it comes to chemical reactions, what occurs on the surface can mean the difference between a working material and one that refuses to perform its duty.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Industrial Revolution leaves east ends of major cities poorer than the west
The east sides of major UK cities such as London and Manchester have historically been the poorest due to industrial pollution. This has resulted in unequal distribution of social classes across cities that is still evident today.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Genomics technique could accelerate detection of foodborne bacterial outbreaks
A new testing methodology based on metagenomics could accelerate the diagnosis of foodborne bacterial outbreaks, allowing public health officials to identify the microbial culprits in less than a day. The methodology could also identify co-infections with secondary microbes, determine the specific variant…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Researcher says management of pine beetle not working
A method to control the spread of mountain pine beetles—pheromone baiting—may actually help the pest’s population increase, UBC research shows.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Speed warning system saves lives and reduces emissions
Universal adoption of the ISA speed warning system in Norway could reduce both the average speed of vehicles and their emissions, concludes a recent SINTEF report. Lower speeds also lead to fewer fatalities and serious injuries on the roads.
BBC News – World
Fidel Castro’s death: Ashes begin journey to Santiago
The ashes of the late leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, are being taken to Santiago.
CNET News.com
Fight jet lag: ‘Digital pill’ tells cabin crew what you need – CNET
Fasten your seatbelt, return your tray table to its full upright position and swallow a sensor-packed smart pill for a smoother flight.
Ars Technica
No Man’s Sky’s Steam page didn’t mislead gamers, rules UK ad watchdog
The No Man’s Sky page on Valve’s Steam platform didn’t mislead customers despite a litany of gripes, the UK’s advertising regulator has ruled. In a comprehensive Advertising Standards Authority ruling responding to 23 complaints made by disgruntled gamers, the regulator concluded that the pictures…
Phys.org: Physics News
Synchronized swimming: How startled fish shoals effectively evade danger
As panic spreads, an entire shoal (collective) of fish responds to an incoming threat in a matter of seconds, seemingly as a single body, to change course and evade a threatening predator. Within those few seconds, the panic-infused information – more technically known as the startle response – spreads…
Phys.org: Physics News
Combining silicon with an optically active material enables tiny lasers for industry
Combining silicon with a light-producing semiconductor may help develop micrometer-scale lasers, shows Doris Keh-Ting Ng and her colleagues from the A*STAR Data Storage Institute.
Phys.org: Physics News
Cold plasma freshens up French fries
Bad smells from deep-fat frying in restaurants and take-away food venues could soon be eradicated thanks to experiments funded by ESA on the International Space Station.
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2016 GIFTS FOR THE OUTDOORSMAN
Today?s gift roundup is focused on the adventurer in your life, we bring you a list of products that are truly useful in the great outdoors. Solutions to keep you warm on a chilly night, solutions for light packing when heading out into the wilderness, solutions for charging your precious gadgets, solutions…
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How to Conquer Your Fear of Driving
This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen covers fear of driving and how to kick it to the curb — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
Admiral Ackbar Soap Has Wandered Into The Worst Trap Ever
Admiral Ackbar Soap is doomed to be rubbed all over your nooks and crannies until he dissolves. Little hairs stuck on him and whatnot. The horror! But he’s not alone. Nerdy Soap makes all kinds of, uh…nerdy soaps—including several Star Wars characters that you can lather up with. Check out more examples…
Curbed National
Low-income housing doesn’t affect nearby property value, says new study
Analysis of a decade of data in 20 major markets contradicts a common NIMBY argument A new report suggests that, contrary to long-held beliefs and popular assumptions, low-income housing doesn’t decrease the property value of nearby homes, buildings, and offices. Conducted by Trulia, the study focused…
Design Milk
2016 Gift Guide: Under $50
When you’re out shopping for gifts, it’s easy to get carried away wanting to buy the best of the best for your family and loved ones but it’s also just as easy to feel defeated once you add up all the costs on your “To Gift” list. Fortunately, modern design is accessible at all price points…
Curbed National
Build it back
When Shea Frederick started house hunting in 2013, he went the typical route: Heading online to look at different properties. But Frederick, a computer programmer and noted internet do-gooder among Baltimore’s civic hacking community, wasn’t looking for brand new houses. Instead, he was using an interactive…
The Next Web
Understand the next wave of technology with this four-course package on AI (91% off)
Creating machines to think for themselves may feel like the plot of a hardcore sci-fi novel. But in reality, it’s what engineers and software developers are doing today to push the boundaries of technology. Master a new frontier in science — while adding an intriguing new line to your resume — with this…
Lifehacker
The Best Way to Figure Out Accomplishments to List on  Your Resume
When you don’t have obvious metrics and numbers to put on your resume, you have to do a little more work to figure out how to show your success. Here are some questions to ask yourself so you can list your accomplishments in an easily digestible way.Read more…
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Today’s Best Deals: Thermos Gear, Your Favorite Blender, Pet Beds, and More
Thermos gear, your favorite blender, and pet beds lead off Wednesday’s best deals. Read more…
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You can play the NES Classic wirelessly with this tiny adaptor
The biggest problem with the NES Classic Edition — besides it being sold out everywhere — is that the tiny console’s wired controllers are far too short, making it a challenge to play in most living rooms. There are a few solutions already on the market, but 8bitdo’s new NES30 Classic Edition Set might…
The Next Web
India has built the world’s largest solar power plant
Following eight months of construction, India has finished building its new solar power farm in Kamuthi which will replace California’s Topaz Farm as the world’s biggest solar plant. The massive facility packs 648 megawatts, which should suffice to power over 150,000 homes, and consists of 2.5 million…
Architizer
A World Apart: The Unique Architecture of an Uncontacted Amazonian Tribe
The world is getting smaller. With lower barriers to trade and mobility, people on disparate sides of the globe now share pop culture, news sources and, of course, building practices. Amid this cultural fluidity, it is sometimes easy to lose track of those pockets of humanity that exist outside…
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UN sounds alarm as more than 50,000 flee east Aleppo
More than 50,000 Syrians have joined a growing exodus of terrified civilians from east Aleppo, a monitor said Wednesday, as the UN Security Council was set for emergency talks on fighting in the city.
Digital Trends
Ashley Furniture implementing AR and VR to help customers experience living spaces
Furniture shopping is about to get easier, and maybe even fun. Ashley Furniture, the largest furniture retailer in North America and the world’s largest furniture manufacturer, is taking the tech route to improve customer furniture shopping experiences with augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality…
Mashable
This spokeless bike is straight out of the future
‘Cyclotron’ is an ambitious bicycle design, made out of super light carbon fiber and airless, spokeless wheels.  The wheels also double up as utility slots. The bike changes gears electronically and has an app to monitor trips.  Read more…More about Mashable Video, Cycling, Techonology, Future Tech,…
The Awesomer
Razer Blackwidow X Chroma Keyboard
Price: $160  | Buy | LinkA fast, durable, and accurate mechanical keyboard. It’s more compact than other full-size numeric keyboards, offers programmable full-color LEDs behind each key, macro recording, and per-application profiles. Read our full review on Technabob. More Awesome Stuff:…
Gizmodo
Unprecedented Wildfires Devastate Great Smoky Mountain Resort Towns
Unprecedented wildfires in Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains have killed three, forced the evacuation of thousands, and damaged hundreds of structures in the resort towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Residents are bracing for a potential fourth day of fires as the forecast calls for high wind and lightning.Read…
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In IBM’s future, Watson will be your doctor
IBM is working on a way to make its Watson supercomputer a far more effective medical tool for flesh-and-blood doctors. The company wants to use the platform to analyze medical imaging data to learn what a healthy set of insides looks like. It should then be able to identify when things have gone awry…
TechCrunch
Announcing Our 2016 Disrupt London Battlefield Judges
 TechCrunch Disrupt London is next week! (December 5th-6th, Agenda, Tickets). The conference will see our now traditional set-up of a single stage and a Startup Alley. TechCrunch is excited to announce the judges of the next round of Startup Battlefield. They pick the finalists and winner of the startup…
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Chernobyl’s shield, dodo skeleton and HIV vaccines
The week in science: 25 November–1 December 2016.Nature 540 12 doi: 10.1038/540012a
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Arctic sea-ice growth slower than ever
ESA’s CryoSat satellite has found that the Arctic has one of the lowest volumes of sea ice of any November, matching record lows in 2011 and 2012. Early winter growth of ice in the Arctic has been about 10% lower than usual.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
New interactive website presents unexamined data on federal programs that aid local governments in the American West
To this day the U.S. government owns almost half of the land in the American West.
Newswise: SciNews
Mimicking Bug Eyes Could Brighten Reflective Signs and Clothes
That bright, reflective coating used on road signs, bicycles and clothing are important safety measures at night. They help drivers get to their destinations while avoiding bicyclists and pedestrians in low-light conditions. Now, inspired by the structure of insect eyes, scientists have developed new…
Newswise: SciNews
Vapors From Some Flavored E-Liquids Contain High Levels of Aldehydes
Traditional cigarettes pose a well-established risk to smokers’ health, but the effects of electronic cigarettes are still being determined. Helping to flesh out this picture, researchers are reporting in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology what happens to e-liquid flavorings when…
Newswise: SciNews
Biomass Heating Could Get a ‘Green’ Boost with the Help of Fungi
In colder weather, people have long been warming up around campfires and woodstoves. Lately, this idea of burning wood or other biomass for heat has surged in popularity as an alternative to using fossil fuels. Now, in the journal ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, scientists report a step…
Newswise: SciNews
Urine Test for Fatigue Could Help Prevent Accidents
Doctors, pilots, air traffic controllers and bus drivers have at least one thing in common — if they’re exhausted at work, they could be putting lives at risk. But the development of a new urine test, reported in the ACS journal Analytical Chemistry, could help monitor just how weary they are. The results…
Newswise: SciNews
How to Ensure the Safety of Cosmetics
In recent years, environmental groups have been calling out cosmetic preservatives as suspected endocrine disruptors, cancer-causing agents and skin irritants. The campaigns have resulted in new restrictions on certain preservatives. But, as reported in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the…
The Next Web
Who are the 30 fastest growing companies in Europe?
This is a question we ask ourselves. Every year we search for the answer and for 2016, we’re proud to announce it to you. Congrats to Lesara for claiming the number one spot! Download the full list of the 30 fastest growing companies But that’s not all. For the fourth year in a row, TNW and Adyen joined…
Reason.com Full Feed
The Cannabis Exception to the Second Amendment: New at Reason
If you want to buy a gun from a federally licensed dealer, you have to fill out Form 4473, which is aimed at determining whether you are legally allowed to own a firearm. A recent revision to the form by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) underlines how blithely the federal…
Reason.com Full Feed
Record Temperatures and Record Grain Yields
Those of us who try to monitor the torrent of climate change studies frequently come across various projections that just seem like a total waste of their researchers’ time. The impacts of future climate change on crop productivity nearly a century hence is one such area. This particular blog post…
How-To Geek
How to Disable the Search History in Windows File Explorer
The search feature in Windows’ File Explorer saves recent searches by default to make it easier to search for the same terms again. However, if you don’t like this feature, you can turn it off.Click Here to Continue Reading
Slashdot
China Pilots a System That Rates Citizens on ‘Social Credit Score’ To Determine Eligibility For Jobs, Travel
Speculations have turned out be true. The Chinese government is now testing systems that will be used to create digital records of citizens’ social and financial behavior. In turn, these will be used to create a so-called social credit score, which will determine whether individuals have access to services,…
CNET News.com
YouTube live-streaming goes 4K – CNET
Google’s massive video site adds the high-definition video format as it battles Facebook over who’ll rule live-streaming.
Lifehacker
Clean Every Nook and Cranny With This Cordless Dust Buster
Cordless hand vacs are handy for cleaning the nooks and crannies of your house, but they’re especially great for vacuuming out your car. This 16 volt model from Black & Decker is just $38 today on Amazon, the best price we’ve ever seen.Read more…
HolyCool.net
Loupedeck Photo Editing Console
Get ready to make, create, and refine with the Loupedeck Photo Editing Console. Specially engineered for Adobe Lightroom, this incredible device is perfect for photographers to get the exact images they imagine. Plugging into your Mac or PC, the Loupedeck Console gives allows you to control even the…
HolyCool.net
Umbra Subway Wall Hook
“Inspired by public transit maps, these powder coated steel hooks come in black or multicolored and act as wall decor when not in use” Buy it here The post Umbra Subway Wall Hook appeared first on HolyCool.net.
Acquire
Bellroy expands its tech collection with a new set of sleeves for tablets
Stylish and functional protection.Photo: BellroySomething as simple and functional as a tablet should have a case that complements those things on those two exact fronts. Bellroy’s new leather sleeves tackle this with two new designs for tablets sized from 8-13 inches. What they’ve done is create a luxurious…
PCWorld
BrandPost: Motivation, Not Money, Makes the Musician
Making it in the music business used to mean years of playing dive bars and waiting for a major label to sign you and take your music to the masses. But the Internet and inexpensive technology have given rise to a DIY ethos that’s enabling 21st century musicians to pave their own way to success.It takes…
PCWorld
33% off Seagate Expansion 4TB 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…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Smart patch releases blood thinners as needed
A smart patch has been designed to monitor a patient’s blood and release blood-thinning drugs as needed to prevent the occurrence of dangerous blood clots – a condition known as thrombosis. In an animal model, the patch was shown to be more effective at preventing thrombosis than traditional methods…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Young toddlers can tell when others hold false beliefs
Under the right conditions, 2 1/2-year-old children can answer questions about people acting on false beliefs, an ability that most researchers believe does not develop until age 4, new research demonstrates.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Taste bud maintenance in mice requires Hedgehog signaling
Disruptions in the Hedgehog signaling pathway can interfere with taste bud maintenance in mice, potentially explaining why some cancer patients experience a loss of taste during treatment with Hedgehog-blocking drugs, researchers have found.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Study zeros in on gene that limits desire to drink alcohol
In the largest study of its kind, scientists say that they have identified a gene variant that suppresses the desire to drink alcohol.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Sometimes just watching hurts, and the signs of pain are seen in the brain
Some people claim to experience pain just watching something painful to happen. This is true especially of people suffering from complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), a disabling chronic pain disorder in a limb. In CPRS patients, both own movements and just observing other persons’ movements may aggravate…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
When judging other people, first impressions last
A well-known saying urges people to “not judge a book by its cover.” But people tend to do just that – even after they’ve skimmed a chapter or two, according to research.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Climate change affects Swedish reindeer herding and increases tularemia infection
In northern Sweden, data from certain weather stations have shown that the snow season has been shortened by over two months in the last 30 years, which has huge effects on reindeer herding. Also, the climate sensitive human infection tularemia has tenfolded over the same period and is much more common…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Use of prescription pain medicines is significantly different between people with and without Alzheimer’s disease
Approximately one third of people with Alzheimer’s disease use prescription medicines for pain after their diagnosis, reports a recent study. The use of analgesics was as common among persons with Alzheimer’s disease as it was among those of the same age without the disease, but there were significant…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
The Bert and Ernie principle of sharing: When and why do children give others the bigger piece of the pie?
Fairness is a central concept in the adult world. But how do children learn what is fair and what is not? When do children learn to distribute resources in an equitable manner, and what do they do when it is impossible to divide the pie equally?
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Combining pathway data resources gives clearer view of complex biological interactions
Combining the power of 27 data resources, Omnipath helps researchers see biological signalling pathways with unprecedented accuracy. OmniPath offers a comprehensive, unified collection of literature-curated signalling pathways based on an analysis of 41,000 scientific papers.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Bad timing is depressing: Disrupting the brain’s internal clock causes depressive-like behavior in mice
Disruptions of daily rhythms of the body’s master internal clock cause depression- and anxiety-like behaviors in mice, reports a new study. The findings provide insight into the role of the brain’s internal time keeping system in the development of mood disorders, such as bipolar disorder and major depressive…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Management of Feral Horses an Ongoing Challenge in the United States
Solutions to reduce herd sizes of feral horses in the United States face issues of ethics and perception, according to a new article.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
New insight into why leukemia drug is successful
At the moment, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is incurable. But in recent years, new drugs called B-cell receptor (BCR) inhibitors, have revolutionized treatment. Research now sheds light on why and how a new class of drug is effective at fighting off leukemia.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
The good, the bad and the spliceosome
The Fas protein can either inhibit or promote the controlled cell death (apoptosis), depending on the isoform in which it occurs. Together with international colleagues, researchers have elucidated how this decision is guided. These results provide new insights into the molecular mechanisms of tumor…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Acetaminophen, supplements and other medications may trigger drug-induced liver injury
More than 1,000 medications, with acetaminophen being the most common, have been associated with drug-induced liver injury (DILI). A new article discusses the clinical impact of DILI and reviews the medications that most frequently cause it.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
This is your brain on God: Spiritual experiences activate brain reward circuits
Religious and spiritual experiences activate the brain reward circuits in much the same way as love, sex, gambling, drugs and music, report researchers.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Cancer risks in blacks: ‘a complex, entangled web’
A breakthrough study shows major differences between the types of cancer and mortality rates of U.S.-born blacks versus those who emigrate from the Caribbean.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Patients should stop using e-cigarettes before plastic surgery, experts conclude
Cigarette smokers are at increased risk of complications after plastic surgery. Could e-cigarette users face a similar risk? Evidence and recommendations related to e-cigarette use by plastic surgery patients are discussed in a new paper.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
New tool enables viewing spectrum from specific structures within samples
Fluorescence is an incredibly useful tool for experimental biology and it just got easier to tap into, thanks to new research. Scientists have created a new tool that lets its users to zero in on the spectrum from specific structures within samples.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Amphetamine may slow rise of body temperature, mask fatigue to enhance endurance, study finds
Amphetamine may slow down the rise of temperature in the body and mask fatigue, which could allow athletes to run significantly longer but result in potentially dangerous overheating of muscles, according to a study.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Number of symptoms may indicate how likely patients recover from post-concussion syndrome
Researchers have identified symptom trends that may not only help predict how soon patients suffering from post-concussion syndrome (PCS) will recover, but also provide insight on how to treat those who experience persistent concussion symptoms.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Myocarditis caused by infection on rise globally
Myocarditis, an assortment of heart disorders often caused by infection and inflammation, is known to be difficult to diagnose and treat. But the picture of who is affected is becoming a little clearer. Men may be as much as twice as likely as women to develop severe and possibly fatal reactions. And…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Study offers coastal communities better way to prepare for devastating storms
With massive coastal storms on the rise, a new study describes a method for stakeholders in vulnerable communities to be involved in preparing for, absorbing, recovering and adapting from devastation.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Evidence of brain injury found in young NFL players
In a small study of young or recently retired NFL players, researchers report finding evidence of brain injury and repair that is visible on imaging from the players compared to a control group of men without a history of concussion.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Researchers create first ‘water-wave laser’
Researchers have demonstrated that laser emissions can be created through the interaction of light and water waves. This ‘water-wave laser’ could someday be used in tiny sensors or ‘lab-on-a-chip’ devices used to test new drug therapies.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Glowing crystals can detect, cleanse contaminated drinking water
Motivated by public hazards associated with contaminated sources of drinking water, a team of scientists has successfully developed and tested tiny, glowing crystals that can detect and trap heavy-metal toxins like mercury and lead.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Young children’s spatial talk predicts their spatial abilities
Preschool age kids often skip location words and lean on other relevant information to describe important spatial details, new research shows.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Ultrafast imaging reveals existence of ‘polarons’
Scientists have found definitive evidence that the movement of electrons has a direct effect on atomic arrangements, driving deformations in a material’s 3-D crystalline lattice in ways that can drastically alter the flow of current. Finding evidence for these strong electron-lattice interactions, known…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Bioenergy grass can withstand freezing temperatures
Prairie cordgrass, a native perennial grass used for biomass energy, is tolerant to salt, flooding, and freezing stress. A new study demonstrates the gene expression patterns responsible for freezing tolerance in prairie cordgrass. Once the genes responsible for freezing tolerance are identified in prairie…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Crunching the numbers: Researchers use math in search for diabetes cure
New research by a mathematics professor has successfully reactivated oscillations in insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells — one of the first necessary steps to resurrecting the dormant cells and restoring the production of insulin.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Ready for takeoff: Blues skies thinking to improve aircraft safety
Nervous flyers and crew alike would prefer jet airliners not to vibrate so much at take off. Research points to blue skies thinking that might explain the phenomenon and find ways to reduce the safety and image problems associated with this troubling aircraft noise.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Alcohol consumption shows no effect on coronary arteries
Researchers using coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) have found no association between light to moderate alcohol consumption and coronary artery disease (CAD).
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Biologists watch speciation in a laboratory flask
The evolution of a new species can occur rapidly enough for them to observe the process in a simple laboratory flask, biologists have discovered. In a month-long experiment using a virus harmless to humans, biologists documented the evolution of a virus into two incipient species — a process known as…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
In one-two punch, researchers load ‘nanocarriers’ to deliver cancer-fighting drugs and imaging molecules to tumors
Scientists describe a new system to encase chemotherapy drugs within tiny, synthetic “nanocarrier” packages, which could be injected into patients and disassembled at the tumor site to release their toxic cargo.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Stop smoking! Quitting at any age reduces the risk of death after 70
Lifetime smoking history is a key determinant of mortality for people 70 and over, and quitting, even after 60, benefits individuals into their 70s, reports a team of investigators.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Expertise contributes to new guidelines for the investigation of sudden unexpected death in infancy
National guidance for professionals handling cases of sudden unexpected child death have been published by experts. The guidelines aim to be sensitive to the needs of grief-stricken parents while also enabling an explanation to be found and make recommendations to each profession and outline best practice…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
First signs of weird quantum property of empty space?
By studying the light emitted from an extraordinarily dense and strongly magnetized neutron star, astronomers may have found the first observational indications of a strange quantum effect, first predicted in the 1930s. The polarization of the observed light suggests that the empty space around the neutron…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Online epidemic tracking tool embraces open data and collective intelligence to understand outbreaks
Researchers have developed Microreact, a free, real-time epidemic visualisation and tracking platform that has been used to monitor outbreaks of Ebola, Zika and antibiotic-resistant microbes. The team has collaborated with the Microbiology Society to allow any researcher around the world to share their…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Young cancer survivors have twice the risk of suicide
Survivors of cancer diagnosed before the age of 25 had a more than two-fold increased risk of suicide compared to their non-cancer peers, a new report suggests.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
3D print operational drone with embedded electronics using aerospace-grade material
The first fully functional quadcopter 3D printed in ULTEMTM 9085 aerospace-grade material with electronics embedded was created in a single production step, report researchers.
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Drain the Swamp!: New at Reason
On the campaign trail, Donald Trump said he would “drain the swamp” of Washington, D.C. Are you counting on it? John Stossel writes: President-elect Trump says he’s uniquely qualified to “drain the swamp” in Washington, D.C. He can do it, he said at one debate, because as a businessman, he understands…
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9 things you should know about using prime lenses
Zoom lenses are undeniably great when it comes to convenience and versatility, delivering a wide range of focal lengths at the flick of a wrist. However, they demand a compromise in terms of outright image quality. With complex arrangements of large groups of lens elements moving back and forth to enable…
Cool Material
Tree Hugger Gear and Supply Cache
For the past few years, the passionate group of outdoorsmen and adventurers behind Treeline Outdoors have been creating unique gear for all your camping adventures. The Tree Hugger Gear + Supply Cache is designed and built by the Treeline Outdoors team in Alberta, Canada, to be the perfect storage system…
VentureBeat
Netflix finally lets you download some movies and TV shows to watch offline
Above: Netflix: Downloading Despite pledging it would never offer downloads, Netflix is finally letting its millions of users around the world access movies and TV shows offline. The news will be music to the ears of Netflix’s 80 million-plus subscribers globally, but it will also come as a surprise,…
Android Developers Blog
Learn tips from Memrise to increase in-app conversions with pricing experiments
Posted by Tamzin Taylor, Partner Development Manager at Google Play, & Kristina Narusk, Head of Production at Memrise Getting people to install your app is one thing, getting them to sign up to your paid offering is quite another. It’s important to understand the complete journey your users…
Lifehacker
How’d You Do During the November Money Challenge?
At the beginning of the month, we challenged you to clean out your closets and sell your unwanted stuff. If you accepted our challenge, how’d it go?Read more…
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