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Next Big Future
Superconducting trapped field magnets at full magnetic strength that are 3.2 times stronger than before
University of Houston physicists report finding major theoretical flaws in the generally accepted understanding of how a superconductor traps and holds a magnetic field. More than 50 years ago, C.P. Bean, a scientist at General Electric, developed a theoretical explanation known as the “Bean Model” or…
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RIBA announces 2016 President’s Awards for Research winners
The Royal Institute of British Architects announced today four winners of the 2016 President’s Awards for Research, which recognizes top-quality architectural research from academics and practitioners…This year’s competition received 75 applications from 14 countries on five continents, making it the…
Digital Trends
A beginner’s guide to competitive breeding in ‘Pokemon Sun’ and ‘Moon’
Casual Pokemon players have wondered for years what the point of the daycare in every Pokemon game is. Yes, if you leave two Pokemon there they might make an egg; everyone knows that (besides the daycare attendants, who somehow seem confused every single time). But why? Is there a benefit to hatching…
Lifehacker
Four Tips for Picking the Perfect Prime Rib Roast at the Butcher Shop
A prime rib roast makes for a great celebratory meal, but they aren’t cheap. Here are a few tips to ensure you get the nicest cut for your money.In this video from the ChefSteps YouTube channel, chef Grant Crilly explains what makes for the perfect cut of prime rib. Here’s what you should ask for at…
TechSpot
Google Play now sells movies in 4K, wants to give you one for free
4K televisions have been a hot commodity during the past couple of holiday shopping seasons and 2016 is no exception. This year has delivered with some of the lowest prices we’ve seen to date on UHD sets which leaves just one glaring barrier to entry. I’m of course referring to…
FiveThirtyEight
Louisiana’s Senate Runoff Probably Isn’t Going To Make Democrats Feel Better
The 2016 election season isn’t quite over yet. On Saturday, Louisiana will hold runoff elections for the U.S. House and Senate. The marquee matchup is the Senate runoff between Republican John Neely Kennedy, the state treasurer, and Democrat Foster Campbell, a member of the Louisiana Public Service Commission….
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Identifying age measurements distorted by fossil fuel emissions
Good news for archaeologists and natural scientists! You will be able to continue to use the radiocarbon method as a reliable tool for determining the age of artefacts and sample materials. The reduction of the carbon isotope 14C in the atmosphere accelerated by anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions…
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Work-life laws privilege brothel and community interests
Work-life laws and policies are put in place primarily to protect workers. However, for legal prostitutes working in Nevada’s brothels these laws and policies are instead geared towards brothel and community interests, finds a new study published in the journal Human Relations.
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Google Docs could make writing that term paper a little easier
Formatting and inserting citations are some of the worst parts of writing a term paper. But Google wants to help make that tedious process a little less soul-crushing. An upcoming update to G Suite will toss those attributions in as a footnote for a…
VentureBeat
12 Alexa skills you must have for your Amazon Echo (with video)
GUEST: If you own an Amazon Echo, you might have noticed that most of the 3,000+ skills in the Alexa Skills Store totally suck. Luckily for you, we at TOPBOTS have combed through the entire directory to hunt down the best Alexa Skills that are actually worth trying. Keep reading to learn the 12 most…
VentureBeat
Surgeon Simulator for PlayStation VR controls like a drunk doc — but not for much longer
When you’re doing something new, it’s easy to screw it up. That’s a big deal when that something is surgery because some cuts are irreversible. When you screw up a surgery simulator, however, that’s something you can fix.  And Bossa Studios plans to do exactly that. Surgeon Simulator: ER for PlayStation…
werd.com
EM77 Vacuum Jug Metallic
A metallic update of the classic 1977 Scandinavian design by Erik Magnussen, the EM77 Vacuum Jug is an elegant, 1-liter stainless steel pitcher with a screw cap, rocker stopper and C-handle. It’s now available in 3 polished finish options: Mirror steel, Copper, & Brass. For purchase information,…
Joe’s Daily
Best Gifts for Men: Babbleboxx Edition
If there were ever a good time to review Babbleboxx, it would be during the holiday season. What better way to get an idea of what you should buy your friends and family than with a box that features products you’ve never tried before? I was excited to hear I was going to receive the Babbleboxx: Men’s…
Digital Trends
Thanks to Alexa, you can control your home by talking to your smartwatch
To allow you to talk to your wrist and cause the lights to dim, Martian Watches has just added Alexa voice control to its mVoice line of smart watches. With an mVoice smartwatch, rather than move to another room to interact with Alexa on an Amazon Echo, Tab, or Dot, you can simply speak to your watch….
Digital Trends
How to make your HDTV squeaky clean for not much green
If you own a High Definition TV — or any kind of TV, for that matter — rest assured it will become dirty some point. Before you go after it with the cleaning supplies, you should know how to clean your television without rendering it useless. Some HDTV manufacturers suggest using custom-made cleaners…
CNET News.com
The sci-fi movies I’m most excited for in 2017 – CNET
A lot of trailers are coming out now for next year’s biggest movies and I wanted to share the ones I’m most excited about.
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Tesla recalls aftermarket charging adapters for overheating – Roadshow
Only two adapters overheated, but they’re all being recalled out of an overabundance of caution.
Mashable
‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ lyrics applied literally are a real crime thriller
Queen’s 1975 classic is quite the operatic odyssey, and as many people know, it’s the perfect song to lose your voice to after a few drinks at karaoke. But it turns out that “Bohemian Rhapsody” makes for a mean plot for a short film too — an idea that’s now a reality courtesy of YouTube channel…
WIRED
Artificial Intelligence Just Broke Steve Jobs’ Wall of Secrecy
Secrecy doesn’t play in AI research. And as it happens, AI is more important to the future of tech giants like Apple than any other. The post Artificial Intelligence Just Broke Steve Jobs’ Wall of Secrecy appeared first on WIRED.
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Albert AI makes intelligent virtual assistants accessible to SMBs
AI company NoHold has beta released a platform that allows SMBs and individuals to create intelligent assistants out of any document.
Lifehacker
Most Popular Food Hacks of 2016
Food is pretty important. Whether you consider yourself a “foodie” or not, you’ve gotta eat, and everyone can use tips on how to eat and cook better, faster, and more healthfully. Here are some of our most popular food hacks from 2016.It Doesn’t Matter When You EatThere is no shortage of dietary advice…
Next Big Future
Nearing feasibility for Terahertz spintronics and all-optical spin manipulation
The discovery of femtosecond demagnetization by laser pulses is 20 years old. Terahertz spintronics and all-optical spin manipulation are becoming more and more feasible. The aim of this perspective is to point out where we can connect the different puzzle pieces of understanding gathered over 20 years…
Digital Trends
BenQ’s new desktop panel may be one of the first to support HDR imaging
The U.K. arm of display manufacturer BenQ updated its online portfolio with four new “Color Management” models aimed at professionals and designers. One of these is the SW320 targeting photographers shooting for a solution that supports the Adobe RGB color space and an Ultra HD 3,840 x 2,160 resolution….
designboom | architecture & design magazine
BCHO architects embeds expansive roof terrace into korean hillside
the tilt roof house is set amid mountains and rice fields an hour east of seoul, meanwhile the rooftop is punctuated by three square boxes that distinguish the different programs underneath. The post BCHO architects embeds expansive roof terrace into korean hillside appeared first on designboom | architecture…
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Dr. Eureka: The Molecule Mixing Game
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Self-driving cars learn from their mistakes – Roadshow
A ride in a Delphi self-driving car reveals two failures, which will only serve to improve this technology for future production.
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You can now use Spotify to control your Sonos speakers – CNET
The streaming music app can be used to control the volume on the Wi-Fi speakers, as well as change tracks and create speaker groups.
Cool Hunting
Miami Art Week 2016: Chaotic Landscapes: Paintings and sculptures across a few fairs that dizzy with their complexity
Landscape imagery has long factored into the world of art and captivated viewers either by way of accuracy or interpretation. While searching the halls of the numerous art fairs that compose Miami Art Week, an abundance of impactful, chaotic landscapes…… Continue…
BBC News – World
Brazil crisis: Rio police fire on rioters from church
Church authorities promise an inquiry after riot police in Rio fire rubber bullets from a church.
Gizmodo
Nonda’s USB-C to USB-A Adapter Is the Most Attractive You’ll Find For Under $10
Nonda’s USB-C to USB-A adapter is one of the smallest products of its kind, and at $9, it’s also one of the cheapest. You even get your choice of silver, space grey, and gold finishes to match your MacBook.Read more…
TechSpot
Dailymotion hack may have exposed more than 87 million users
Popular video sharing site Dailymotion said on Tuesday that it recently learned of a potential security risk that may have compromised the passwords for a certain number of accounts.
Digital Trends
The Tecla Shield brings touchscreens within reach of the disabled for less than $400
Tim Cook began Apple’s latest product unveiling with a video narrated by a disabled woman using a Mac with the help of an assistive device — a switch that she could bump with the side of her head. Her name is Sady Paulson, and the message couldn’t have been clearer: With the right technology, even people…
Lifehacker
Grab Two Fresh Wiper Blades For Just $23 From Amazon
In case you missed it last week amidst the Black Friday craziness, you can still grab a pair of Bosch Insight wiper blades for $23 from Amazon today.Read more…
MakeUseOf
Microsoft Office What? A Guide to the Office Suite Ecosystem
Everyone knows what Microsoft Office is, right? Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote — simple. Well, that’s sort of true. But if you’ve ever heard of Office Online, Office Mobile, Office 2016, or Office 365, you know that it’s a very simplistic view of what is a complex and multifaceted ecosystem…
MakeUseOf
4 Useful Tips for When Your VPN Speed Is Slow
There are two main uses for VPNs: you can use it to remote into a private intranet or you can connect to a network that exists to help filter your internet activity in a way that makes it (theoretically) untraceable to you. This post focuses mainly on that latter use. If you’re interested in VPNs for…
MakeUseOf
10 Awesome iPhone Apps to Help With Your Holiday Shopping
Whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah, you will likely be buying gifts for friends and family this holiday season. Why not ease the burden of planning, shopping, and tracking your gifts with a few handy iOS apps? Shop for Deals If you believe in getting more for less, then check out these shopping…
MakeUseOf
6 Online Payment Alternatives If You Hate PayPal
PayPal is the top dog when it comes to online payment services. It’s generally easy to use and a secure way to send money while buying products and services online, but it does have its downsides. Fortunately, several other businesses have stepped up to provide their own payment services. They range…
MakeUseOf
You Can Save Big on Apple Watch, PC Accessories, a Hot Tub, And More [US/CA]
Today only, you can get significant savings on a first-generation Apple watch, all kinds of goodies for your PC, an inflatable hot tub, and plenty of other cool stuff. US Deals Apple Watch ($269.99, 23% Off) Apple Watch 38mm Stainless Steel Case w/ Black Sport Band Apple Watch 38mm Stainless Steel Case…
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Accountant not needed: ATO virtual assistant doles out free Australian tax advice
The Australian Tax Office employed Alex in September last year, and since then she’s done 24-hour shifts and answered thousands of customer queries. But the ATO’s most-productive employee isn’t a real person — she’s an AI-powered virtual assistant and now she’s getting a voice, just like Siri and Cortana. The…
Gizmodo
Thousands of Snow Geese Die After Landing on Toxic Mining Water in Montana
Last week, thousands of snow geese died in Montana after landing on “the acidic, metal-laden waters of an old open pit mine” to escape a snowstorm, the AP reported. Montana Resources, the mining company in charge of the toxic water, told the Billings Gazette that the agency won’t release the exact number…
Slashdot
Weather Channel To Breitbart: Stop Citing Us To Spread Climate Skepticism
Breitbart.com published an article last week that erroneously claims global warming is coming to an end, claiming “global land temperatures have plummeted by 1 degree Celsius since the middle of the year — the biggest and steepest fall on record.” The Weather Channel finds this report especially upsetting…
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John Deere’s electric tractor: A vision of zero emissions farming
John Deere has released a video of an all-electric concept tractor in the lead-up to the SIMA Agribusiness show in France, pointing the way toward a zero-emissions tractor product in the future… Continue Reading John Deere’s electric tractor: A vision of zero emissions farming Category:…
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Honda taking NeuV and robotic motorcycle concepts to CES
It’s a sign of the times that automotive companies are releasing major new concept cars at the Consumer Electronics Show and in years to come, as robotics and artificial intelligence become part of our transport, Las Vegas in the New Year may become the premier such showcase of intelligent…
BBC News – World
Megyn Kelly laments Trump’s ‘online nastiness’
Fox News presenter Megyn Kelly tells the BBC about her feud with Donald Trump over his treatment of women, and how her gender may have fuelled the backlash against her.
TechCrunch
The 20 startups shown off at HTC’s Vive X accelerator demo day
 Today, HTC hosted a demo day event in San Francisco highlighting 20 of the startups that have made their way through the company’s Vive X virtual reality accelerator program. Vive X is dedicated to accelerating the virtual reality industry as a whole, something that is undoubtedly useful to HTC as the…
Gizmodo
Sad Reporters Celebrate Clinton’s Meaningless Twitter Victory
Hillary Clinton will not be the 45th president of the United States. She did, however, have the most shared political tweet this year.Read more…
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Use Alexa to ask Martian’s watches all your burning questions
Have one of Martian’s voice-powered smartwatches? Cool, because now mVoice models and certain Guess timepieces will work with Amazon’s Alexa technology. “We’re excited to work with Martian Watches to bring Alexa to mVoice timepieces so customers can easily perform everyday tasks — like controlling their…
Gizmodo
Watch the Evolution of Disney Animation Movies from 1937 to 2016
From Snow White and the Seven Dwarves all the way back in 1937 to Zootopia which was released this year, this video features clips from over 45 Disney animated movies and shows how Disney’s style has changed over the years. But what’s probably most impressive is how fantastic the animation from the old…
Digital Trends
Yikes! Malicious code can hide within the ‘transparency information’ of images
Antivirus provider ESET released a report on Tuesday stating that its researchers have discovered malicious code residing within advertisements that are currently in rotation on many “reputable” news websites. Since the beginning of October, these malicious ads have been exposed to millions of web surfers…
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Head of airline detained in investigation into Chapecoense crash
Bolivian authorities detained on Tuesday the chief executive of airline LaMia, the owner of the plane that crashed last week in Colombia and killed nearly all of Brazil’s Chapecoense soccer team, prosecutors said.
Slashdot
Microsoft Researchers Offer Predictions For AI, Deep Learning
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Microsoft polled 17 women working in its research organization about the technology advances they expect to see in 2017, as well as a decade later in 2027. The researchers’ predictions touch on natural language processing, machine learning, agricultural…
VentureBeat
NES Classic Edition tease: Amazon says it has ‘exciting announcements’ coming soon
Amazon is up to something, and it is probably of interest to anyone who is interested in Nintendo’s throwback console. The NES Classic Edition, a tiny $60 gaming box that looks like the original Nintendo Entertainment System and features 30 of that console’s games (read our review), is nearly impossible…
TechSpot
Intel has reportedly signed a deal with AMD to license Radeon graphics
HardOCP’s Kyle Bennett this past May published an editorial in which he painted a rather bleak picture of the happenings inside AMD’s walls. Specifically, Bennett – based on conversations with a number of current (at the time) and former employees – said Raja Koduri, leader of the Radeon Technologies…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Nanocrystals may bring night vision to normal glasses
Night vision goggles do a great job of countering the human eye’s poor ability to see in the dark, but the devices are usually bulky, requiring several layers of lenses and plenty of power. But thanks to research from the Australian National University (ANU), a new type of nanocrystal could…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
10 nerdy Christmas gifts that speak to your inner-geek
If you’re struggling to find some Christmas gifts for that friend who loves their geek toys, or even if you just want to treat yourself with a fun, little pop-culture oddity, then you’ve come to the right place. Here is our run-down of the best stocking-stuffers for your inner geek… Continue…
Talks at Google
Deconstructing Race: “Analyzing Inequities in a Racial Society” | Talks at Google
Google’s Decoding Race is a series of conversations featuring external luminaries as they address the most pressing racial issues of our day. On November 17, the Decoding Race series kicked off with a talk entitled, “Deconstructing Race: Analyzing Inequities in a Racial Society,” where panelists discussed…
Discover Magazine
Sea ice globally is at a shocking low extent, thanks to record declines in both the Arctic and Antarctic
Dramatic losses in both the Arctic and Antarctic drove sea ice extent to record lows in both regions during November, the National Snow and Ice Data Center has announced. In the Arctic, sea ice extent averaged 753,000 square miles below the long-term average for November. This set a new record low…
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors – Front Page
Apple Says 35% of U.S. Merchants Accept Apple Pay
While speaking at the Code Conference today in San Francisco, Apple Pay vice president Jennifer Bailey announced that 35% of U.S. merchants now accept Apple Pay, reports The Verge. She said that only 4% of merchants accepted the payment option two years ago when it debuted. Bailey says the new EMV…
Mashable
Buzz Aldrin is recovering in hospital thanks to David Bowie M.D., yes really
The second man on the moon has had a hell of a week. While accompanying a tourist group to the icy plains of Antarctica, former astronaut Buzz Aldrin’s health took a worrying turn.  The 87-year-old was airlifted to nearby New Zealand after his “condition deteriorated,” according to a statement.  By…
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Square Cash plugs its virtual card into Apple Pay
The Square Cash service added a “virtual debit card” feature back in September, and tonight during the Code Commerce event, CEO Jack Dorsey announced that it’s integrating with Apple Pay. The virtual Visa debit card lets Square Cash users spend their balance anywhere Visa is accepted (legitimately),…
Gizmodo
Passport Website Rejects Asian Man’s Photo for Having ‘Closed’ Eyes
Anyone who’s dealt with the complexities of passport photo requirements would probably jump at the chance to have their pics checked online, but automated systems can have their own complications, as a New Zealand man recently learned.Read more…
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Foraging differences let closely related seabirds coexist
How do seabirds share habitat when food is limited? In the case of frigatebirds, size differences drive them to seek different prey. A study in The Auk: Ornithological Advances uses new technology to explore how closely related Great and Lesser frigatebirds manage to coexist at shared breeding colonies…
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Can bird feeders do more harm than good?
Many bird lovers put out feeders full of seed for their feathered friends—but those feeders may also attract predators that eat eggs and nestlings. The researchers behind a new study in The Condor: Ornithological Applications tried to untangle these relationships through a four-year study of songbird…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Migrating birds pile up along Great Lakes’ shores
Birds prefer to migrate at night—so much so that if day breaks while they’re over water, they’ll turn back toward the nearest shore rather than pressing on. That’s the key finding of a new study in The Auk: Ornithological Advances, which used weather radar to examine the behavior of birds crossing the…
Mises Institute
Inflation Is Not About Price Increases
A A Tags Home | Feed | Blog.rssMoney and BanksInflation Is Not About Price IncreasesMoney and Banking 0 Views There is almost complete unanimity among economists and various commentators that inflation is about general increases in the prices of goods and services. From this it is…
Mashable
‘Never say never’: Joe Biden pulls a Bieber when asked about running in 2020
What a difference a day makes. When Joe Biden reportedly told a CNN reporter that he might have a proverbial crack at the U.S. presidency come 2020, political corners of the internet were a’flutter. But Vice President Biden’s appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Tuesday quelled some…
BBC News – World
South Korea corruption: Choi ordered to appear before hearing
The woman accused in a massive corruption scandal in South Korea is ordered to attend an inquiry.
Digital Trends
Pandora has finally unveiled its Spotify competitor, set for early 2017 launch
It’s been a while coming but Pandora has finally unveiled its on-demand streaming service that’ll go up against the likes of Spotify, Apple Music, and the recently launched Amazon Music Unlimited. The company announced the new service – Pandora Premium – at an event in New York City on Tuesday evening,…
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Best iPad apps 2016: Download these essential apps now 
UPDATE: Need a beautiful app that promotes meditation and mindfulness? Flowing might be the app for you – read the next slide to find out more!If you’ve got yourself a shiny new iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 4, you’ll want to start downloading the best iPad apps straight away. And if you already have an iPad…
CNET News.com
NASA creates new climate-science mission – CNET
Even under the threat of cuts under the incoming federal government, NASA announces a mission to study vegetation health and greenhouse gases.
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Portable Blood Pressure Monitor to check your blood pressure and heart rate at home
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Gear Patrol
The Ultimate Bug-Out Bag (for When the World Ends)
Because 2017 is just around the corner, and judging by 2016, well… we’re not exactly optimistic. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Your Next Purchase: A Fixed Blade Knife That’ll Last Forever
That’s a cute little folding knife you got there. Does it ever leave its pocket? …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Crepe-Sole Shoes to Stomp Out the Winter Doldrums
Soften you step with these crepe-soled cruisers. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
10 Best Lightweight Laptops of 2016
A decade of technological leaps has boosted lightweight laptops from niche to necessity. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Want the Best Off-Road Wagon Available? Move to Europe
The best off-road wagon out there is now made by Mercedes-Benz. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Now This Is How You Make Fried Chicken
Stick-to-your-ribs comfort food — in the comfort of your own home. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Deals of Note: December 7, 2016
How to save on a Sonos speaker, a Coleman propane grill and a Logitech wireless keyboard. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Today in Gear: December 7, 2016
A lightweight hiking boot, two minimalist bi-fold wallets, the Oculus Rift’s Touch controllers and much more. …Read More »
VentureBeat
U.K. tech leaders propose post-Brexit plan to attract entrepreneurs, workers, and investors
(Reuters) – London’s standing as Europe’s leading destination for tech start-ups is at risk if the British government does not clarify how it plans to keep the best technical talent, entrepreneurs and investors have warned. In an open letter to Prime Minister Theresa May, nine leading UK-based technology…
GearMoose
The 25 Best Movies For Men
Movies that don’t suck.
Brain Pickings
10 Learnings from 10 Years of Brain Pickings, Animated
“Allow yourself the uncomfortable luxury of changing your mind.” When Brain Pickings turned ten, I looked back on my ten most significant learnings from this decade of reading, writing, and living. I remain immensely grateful for the warm and wonderful notes of appreciation I received in response to…
Latest news
WA Auditor General recommends inter-agency cooperation to counter malware
The state’s Office of the Auditor General has made six recommendations to prevent the threat of malware after investigating six West Australian government agencies.
Latest news
A third of wearable devices abandoned by consumers: Gartner
Consumers are initially drawn to shiny new wearable devices, but a good portion abandon them after they get bored of them, a study by Gartner has found.
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Nitrogen in ancient rocks a sign of early life
Moffett Field CA (SPX) Dec 06, 2016 Nitrogen is one of the essential nutrients of life on Earth, with some organisms, such as the kinds of microbes found within the roots of legume plants, capable of converting nitrogen gas into molecules that other species can use. Nitrogen fixation, as the process…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Snow data from satellites improves temperature predictions
Austin TX (SPX) Dec 06, 2016 Researchers with The University of Texas at Austin have found that incorporating snow data collected from space into computer climate models can significantly improve seasonal temperature predictions. The findings, published in November in Geophysical Research Letters,…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
NASA X-57 simulator prepares pilots, engineers for flight of electric X-plane
Edwards AFB CA (SPX) Dec 06, 2016 When it comes to NASA X-planes, no amount of preparation, training or precaution is too great. These experimental aircraft, which have historically pushed the boundaries of aeronautics, feature exploratory designs and systems with which even the most experienced…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
NASA awards contract for refueling mission spacecraft
Washington DC (SPX) Dec 06, 2016 NASA has awarded the Restore-L Spacecraft Bus and Support Services contract to Space Systems/Loral of Palo Alto, California. Restore-L is a robotic spacecraft equipped with the tools, technologies and techniques needed to service satellites currently in orbit. …
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ULA receives $269m contract modification for launch vehicle production
Washington (UPI) Dec 5, 2016 United Launch Alliance has received a $269 million contract modification to execute production services for the Delta IV Heavy launch vehicle. Under the contract, the joint venture between Boeing and Lockheed Martin will support launch vehicle configuration for the…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Space Has Potholes Too!
Bethesda MD (SPX) Dec 06, 2016 Recently, when President-elect Donald Trump was asked about his plans for NASA he reportedly said “space is terrific, but we’ve got to fix our potholes too.” Well, this may be a revelation, but space and the space program have potholes. These are not simple terrestrial…
Mashable
If all goes to plan, Amazon might be the messiest tech story of 2017
If the hype is to be believed, Amazon will be targeting Australia from Sept. 2017 with extreme prejudice. “We are going to destroy the retail environment in Australia,” an Amazon staff member is reported to have said, according to the Australian Financial Review.  As further indication of its intentions,…
SlashGear
Google Search app separates news and personal info into tabs
With the launch of Google Assistant, Google Now may have been upstaged. Not everyone, however, will have access to Google’s spanking new AI assistant, so Google Now is still in need of much loving. As if to prove that it still has a place for it in its heart, Google has just rolled out an update to its…
Brain Pickings
The Greatest Science Books of 2016
From the sound of spacetime to time travel to the microbiome, by way of polar bears, dogs, and trees. I have long believed that E.B. White’s abiding wisdom on children’s books — “Anyone who writes down to children is simply wasting his time. You have to write up, not down.” — is equally true of science…
Newswise: SciNews
Wild Horse Overpopulation Is Causing Environmental Damage
Most Americans envision healthy mustangs galloping free on the range when they think about the country’s wild horse population. But UC Cooperative Extension rangeland advisor Laura Snell sees another image.
Newswise: SciNews
Are Barley Sprouts Good for Dairy Cattle?
Dairy scientists are evaluating integrating sprouted barley grown indoors without soil, known are hydroponic feed, into the diets of dairy heifers and lactating cows.
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Mali rivals must stick to peace deal: French minister
Dakar (AFP) Dec 6, 2016 French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Tuesday urged Mali’s warring factions to stick to a peace deal to end a long and bloody conflict. Northern Mali fell to jihadist groups linked to Al-Qaeda from March 2012. These forces were driven out of key towns when France…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Indonesia expands protection for peatlands, climate
Jakarta (AFP) Dec 6, 2016 Indonesia has extended legal protection for its wetlands and peat bogs by expanding a ban on the conversion of these carbon-rich swamps into plantations. The move, if properly enforced, could drastically reduce Indonesia’s sizeable carbon footprint and prevent a repeat…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Longest-living animal gives up ocean climate secrets
Cardiff, UK (SPX) Dec 07, 2016 A study of the longest-living animal on Earth, the quahog clam, has provided researchers with an unprecedented insight into the history of the oceans. By studying the chemistry of growth rings in the shells of the quahog clam, an international team led by experts from…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Hulking hurricanes: Seeking greater accuracy in predicting storm strength
Arlington VA (SPX) Dec 07, 2016 To better predict tropical cyclone intensity, scientists sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) recently worked with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to gather atmospheric data from…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Illinois researchers discover hot hydrogen atoms in Earth’s upper atmosphere
Chicago IL (SPX) Dec 07, 2016 A team of University of Illinois researchers has discovered the existence of hot atomic hydrogen (H) atoms in an upper layer of Earth’s atmosphere known as the thermosphere. This finding, which the authors report in Nature Communications, significantly changes current…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Bacterial mechanism converts nitrogen to greenhouse gas
Ithaca NY (SPX) Dec 07, 2016 Cornell University researchers have discovered a biological mechanism that helps convert nitrogen-based fertilizer into nitrous oxide, an ozone-depleting greenhouse gas. The paper was published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “The…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Paradise lost: How toxic water destroyed Pakistan’s largest lake
Manchar Lake, Pakistan (AFP) Dec 6, 2016 For generations the Mohanna tribe have lived, loved, worked, and played on Pakistan’s Manchar Lake; their floating settlement serving their needs from birth to death. But an unrelenting flow of toxic wastewater is pouring into the lake – a byproduct of…
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Information theory offers new way to read ice cores
Santa Fe NM (SPX) Dec 07, 2016 At two miles long and five inches in diameter, the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Divide (WAIS) ice core is a tangible record of the last 68,000 years of our planet’s climate. Completed in 2011, the core is packed with information, but it’s also packed with noise and error,…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
TOP 10 reader submissions of 2016 – social impact
from non-rectangular football fields in densely populated areas to urban farming, we highlight our TOP 10 reader submissions of 2016 social impact. The post TOP 10 reader submissions of 2016 – social impact appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Next Big Future
China building a Malaysian version of Shenzhen and pan asian high speed rail
China is building a trans-asia high speed rail line in south east asia and helped build a $100 billion city in Malaysia, just across the border from Singapore.China has begun building a high speed rail that will connect Myanmar’s cities. This will cut the journey time from Muse, Shan State, to Yangon…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Captive elephants help save wild cousins on forest frontline
It was the middle of the night when the villagers sounded the alarm: a huge Sumatran elephant was raiding their rice fields, and they needed urgent help to drive it back to the forest.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Spread by trade and climate, bugs butcher America’s forests
In a towering forest of centuries-old eastern hemlocks, it’s easy to miss one of the tree’s nemeses. No larger than a speck of pepper, the Hemlock woolly adelgid spends its life on the underside of needles sucking sap, eventually killing the tree.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
CEOs of AT&T, Time Warner to sell merger to skeptical Senate
The CEOs of AT&T and Time Warner are heading to Capitol Hill in a bid to convince senators that a merger of their two companies will mean innovative new experiences for consumers.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Polar bear numbers to plunge a third as sea ice melts: study
Polar bear numbers could drop a third by mid-century, according to the first systematic assessment, released on Wednesday, of how dwindling Arctic sea ice affects the world’s largest bear.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Apple blames external damage for flaming China iPhones
Apple has blamed “external physical damage” for causing a handful of iPhones to explode or catch fire in China and insisted that its handsets posed no safety problem.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Fight over revolutionary genetic advance goes to court in US
A fierce legal battle over the patent for a revolutionary gene-editing technique played out Tuesday in a US court, with billions of dollars at stake.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
China fines Medtronic $17 million on anti-monopoly charges
Medical device maker Medtronic has been fined $17 million by Chinese anti-monopoly regulators in the latest effort by Beijing to force down what it sees as unreasonably high prices.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Climate change battle heats up for Australian winemakers
When an unprecedented heatwave hit South Australia state, home to the world-renowned Barossa Valley winemaking region, viticulturists fretted about the impact on their grapes.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Perceived long-term job insecurity puts pressure on older workers
The long-term threat of getting a pink slip is giving some older workers the blues.
Mashable
India’s Ola brings its no-surge pricing, ride-sharing service to more cities
India’s Uber rival, Ola, is making it affordable for even more people in the country to use its cabs.  The country’s largest ride-hailing service today said it’s expanding Ola Share Pass to four new cities — Delhi-NCR, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Pune. With today’s announcement, Ola Share Pass is now available…
BBC News – World
Ghana elections: Polls open with tight race predicted
Voting starts in Ghana’s presidential elections, after candidates made a peace pledge.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Syrian army makes key gains in Aleppo
Syria’s army seized key ground Tuesday in its battle for east Aleppo, capturing more districts and penning rebels into less than a quarter of territory they held in mid-November.
The Verge – All Posts
Apple’s online support system now lets you book repairs with authorized third-parties
Apple has updated its online support system to make it easier for customers to find somewhere to get their phone or computer repaired. As first spotted by MacRumors, the company has added details for authorized third-party service providers to its online site, meaning that when you log in to find someone…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Car company offering red light-reading vehicles in Las Vegas
On the theory that a driver who knows when a red light will turn green is more relaxed and aware, vehicle manufacturer Audi is unveiling this week in Las Vegas a technology that enables vehicles to “read” traffic signals ahead and tell the motorist how long the wait will be.
Popular Mechanics
Protecting car doors and garage walls – Tip
Reader Rob Newcomb shares his wife’s ingenious tip with us. It keeps your car doors and garage walls safe from chipping when the car doors are opened. The post Protecting car doors and garage walls – Tip appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
Architizer
Manzeum
It’s okay. The Manzeum is not intended as social commentary. It is a structure focused on play, art and good times. The proverbial ‘napkin sketch’ becomes reality in this collaborative design, fabrication and construction project where the artistic metalworks of the owner and modern designs of…
Digital Trends
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey finds Trump’s incessant tweeting ‘fascinating’
Is Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey a fan of President-elect Donald Trump’s tweets? The question was relayed to the platform’s chief at Recode’s Code Commerce event on Tuesday. Dorsey’s reply was characteristically diplomatic, but nonetheless revealing. It’s “complicated” responded Dorsey. Trump certainly adores…
Digital Trends
Despite its drones ‘trying to land in trees,’ Google insists it’s committed to delivery project
Despite difficulties in designing a reliable enough drone capable of supporting an efficient delivery service, Google’s parent company Alphabet says it’s intent on seeing the ambitious project through to completion. It has its eye on creating platform called the “Wing Marketplace” where customers can…
Discover Magazine
The Day Warming Began
Centuries-old temperature records help piece together global climate trends. But how reliable are they?
Discover Magazine
Why Nothing Really Matters
Gaping cosmic voids might hold the answers to dark matter, dark energy and the very foundations of the universe.
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Armenias first BREEAM-certified building is an earthquake-resistant international school
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2fWhg2kzrc The environmentally friendly UWC Dilijan College earned an international BREEAM “Good” rating for its design, but also focuses on encouraging collaborative learning and promoting self-motivated learning with attractive and welcoming architecture. A…
Cool Tools
Heavy Duty Kitchen Shears
[This review is from an edited transcript of our interview with Gareth Branwyn on the Cool Tools Show — MF] When I moved into a house in 1999, the owner left it filled with tools from the 1950s. Everything was very high quality. In the kitchen’s top drawer there was a strange pair of scissors, called…
AZoNano.com – Nanotechnology News Feed
Novel Nanoscale Vehicles for Drug Delivery
Postnova Analytics reports on the recent investment by the Department of Chemistry at University College London (UCL) in an AF2000 Field Flow Fractionation System to assist them in their development…
Reason.com Full Feed
Brickbat: Don’t Be a Doormat
Ashley Tofte and Jade Bunce came home to their council-owned home in England to find their doormat missing and a note from the Dacorum Borough Council saying it had been removed because the council has a “legal duty to keep areas clear of hazards and combustible materials.” The note demanded £40 for…
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Mexico proposal to ban human-embryo research would stifle science
Researchers in the country have only just started using homegrown human embryonic stem cellsNature 540 180 doi: 10.1038/540180a
SlashGear
Dropbox offline folders on mobile are now possible, for a price
Despite the ubiquity of mobile devices, Internet coverage isn’t so. In addition to not having a cellular data plan, or public transportation with no Wi-Fi access there are also places where radio waves just can’t reach, like tunnels. In these cases, cloud storage is rendered helpless and offline access…
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Trump fires transition team member for spreading Pizzagate conspiracy theory
President-elect Donald Trump has fired a member of his transition team for spreading the “Pizzagate” conspiracy theory that led a man to open fire at a Washington, DC pizzeria this week. Michael Flynn, the son of Trump’s national security advisor, was fired from the transition team on Tuesday, The New…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
The best bathroom gifts, gadgets and gizmos 2016
The bathroom could be one of the last bastions of pure privacy (unless you have kids), where we can badly belt out a tune in the shower, soak in the tub with a good book and a glass of wine, or take the time to primp and preen ourselves, all without judgement. To help your friends and family…
Well Spent.
Instead of Rent: December, 2016
The moderately and (very) immoderately priced goods that I’d rather spend it on this month. Visvim Dark Brown Harris Tweed Dotera Coat 100% Harris Tweed wool outer 100% polyester fill 100% cotton lining Made in Japan £1,300.00 GBP / $1,640.00 USD at The Bureau Belfast Buco Racing Vest 100% cotton outer…
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Physics News
Low-cost paper-based skin patch monitors dehydration by changing color from sweat
Researchers have developed a low-cost skin patch that changes color to indicate different levels of hydration, representing a potential new medical technology.
Techbargains.com
ZAGG limitless Bluetooth Keyboard $19.99
ZAGG limitless Bluetooth Keyboard $19.99
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Earth’s days getting longer: study (Update)
Earth’s days are getting longer but you’re not likely to notice any time soon—it would take about 3.3 million years to gain just one minute, according to a study published on Wednesday.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Iceland plays the tourism card, for better for worse
An island of ice and lava battered by the Arctic winds, Iceland’s dramatic and pristine landscape is attracting a growing number of tourists, not all of whom are respectful of the fragile ecosystem.
Slashdot
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Makes Game For Third Annual Hour of Code
Eloking writes: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Twitter account lit up today with a message all too familiar to many indie devs: Mr. Trudeau has made a video game, and he’d like everyone to play it. It was a cute bit of promotion for Hour of Code, the computer science education event masterminded…
Fast Company
How To Test Products Like A Googler
An insider look at how user feedback shaped Google Hangouts (and three other products) in the months before launching. An insider look at how user feedback shaped Google Hangouts (and three other products) in the months before launching.To build great products, you need input from…
Fast Company
This Is The Stage In The Hiring Process When Job Seekers Have The Most Leverage
The moment they decide they want you is the best time to find out just how much. The moment they decide they want you is the best time to find out just how much.A coaching client of mine was negotiating a contract with a new employer, a large pension fund. It was a big job and…
Fast Company
Giving The Gift Of VR This Holiday Season? Here’s Everything You Need To Know
With every major VR system finally available, the choice can be daunting. Here’s our guide to hardware, from dirt cheap to sky-high pricey. With every major VR system finally available, the choice can be daunting. Here’s our guide to hardware, from dirt cheap to sky-high pricey.For…
Fast Company
Want To Keep Your Employees Happy? Send Them To Work Overseas
Research shows that international mobility is good for workers and for business. Research shows that international mobility is good for workers and for business.When I was in college, most study abroad programs went something like this: You chose one that was faintly related to…
Fast Company
This Is The Hidden Challenge In The Future Of Work
New research suggests we need to stop worrying about robots taking our jobs and concentrate on workforce development. New research suggests we need to stop worrying about robots taking our jobs and concentrate on workforce development.On the heels of a mostly positive jobs report…
Fast Company
How To Spot Fake Trends
Something that’s trending isn’t necessarily a bona fide trend. Here’s how to tell what is. Something that’s trending isn’t necessarily a bona fide trend. Here’s how to tell what is.Technology has made it difficult to tell a trend from something that’s merely trendy because of the…
The Next Web
Chrome for Android now lets you download media and web pages for offline viewing
Google has today announced that it’ll start distributing a much-requested update (version 55.0.2883.84) for Chrome for Android via the Play Store over the course of the next few days. In addition to the usual plethora of bug fixes, the upgrade brings users the facility to download music, videos and even…
AZoNano.com – Nanotechnology News Feed
Reliable Walk-away Petri Dish Media Filler
Compact in design – MEDIAJET from INTEGRA offers the unique flexibility to fill Petri dishes of various sizes, Petri dishes with two compartments or test tubes of various diameters and length. The…
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Magic Leap will soon test its technology in the real world
We might be getting closer to finally finding out what Magic Leap’s mixed-reality headset looks like. The ultra-secretive company has posted a job listing on Glassdoor for a Field Engineer, who’ll actually have to drive around with its devices and collect data in real world locations. “Work will entail…
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The PlayStation Store has launched a month long festive sale
While many retailers are starting sales based around the twelve days of Christmas, PlayStation has decided to step things up by launching a month-long sale on its online store.Starting December 6, US PlayStation owners will be able to save up to 75% on a selection of PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and…
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WD’s 12TB monster hard drive can hold almost 500 Blu-rays
Western Digital has revealed new hard drives and SSDs aimed at the enterprise, including a new fourth-generation helium drive which offers the biggest capacity available in the HDD world, and a super-speedy solid-state drive.The Ultrastar He12 is helium-based 3.5-inch hard disk which uses PMR technology…
BBC News – World
Mourners shave heads for India’s Jayalalitha
Indians shave their heads as a mark of respect to late charismatic politician J Jayalalitha.
SlashGear
Apple Single Sign-On for iOS, Apple TV goes live
While Apple fans are still waiting for the company’s next big move in the entertainment space, that is, its own Internet TV service, Apple is at least offering them some conveniences to keep their myriad cable and streaming services in order. Previously only available in beta versions of tvOS and iOS,…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Frantic rescue underway in Indonesia as quake kills scores
A strong earthquake rocked Indonesia’s Aceh province early on Wednesday, killing nearly 100 people and sparking a frantic rescue effort in the rubble of dozens of collapsed and damaged buildings.
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
World’s first vertically stacked gate-all-around Si nanowire CMOS transistors
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Enhanced stability of perovskite solar cells through the development of new additives
designboom | architecture & design magazine
aviatore veloce turbojet 100 coffee machine influenced by aerospace
influenced by a prototype jet engine, the superjet 100 is solidly composed of aviation-grade aluminum alloy, stainless steel and aluminum bronze. The post aviatore veloce turbojet 100 coffee machine influenced by aerospace appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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You won’t be surprised by Apple’s best apps and games of 2016
Apple’s iPhone and iPad apps and games of the year list has now been revealed for 2016 and the big surprise is the lack of Pokémon Go action.In the US, the iPhone Game of the Year is Clash Royale with the runner up being swipe-based medieval Tinder game Reigns. Pokémon Go is nowhere to be seen, it’s…
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Amazon’s Music Unlimited family plan comes to the UK
When Amazon launched its unlimited music streaming subscription in the UK, it offered access to over 40 million tracks, thousands of curated playlists and tight integration with its Echo speaker. The one thing it didn’t provide was a dedicated family plan like those offered by Spotify and Apple Music….
The Verge – All Posts
Today’s Google doodle celebrates the first astronomer to measure the speed of light
Today’s Google doodle pays homage to a discovery that has had a profound effect on astronomy and essentially all of our observations of the Universe. The animation depicts Ole Rømer, a Danish astronomer who became the first person to successfully measure the speed of light. Rømer’s discovery was published…
Fast Company
This Startup Sells You Meal Plans Based On Your Nutrition Type
Habit says it is a new kind of personalized nutrition company.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
East Asian dust deposition impacts on marine biological productivity
Dust storms have important climatic and environmental effects. According to the “iron hypothesis” proposed in late 1980s, dust containing nutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus, and iron, etc.) could exert a significant influence on the biogeochemical cycle in downwind sea regions, stimulate marine biological…
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The Morning After: Wednesday December 7, 2016
This morning, we’re reading about how Google has upgraded its search app to keep personal information and news events separated, the same company’s attempt to solve router troubles forever… and the Novint Falcon’s transformation from haptic games c…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
This stylish work shirt made from retroreflective fabric is twice as visible at night
Once the sun sets, commuting by bike or skateboard becomes a risky game. The newest gear for night riders is a stylish shirt with retroreflective stripes sewn directly into the fabric, increasing pedestrian visibility twofold. Thanks to the innovation of Ravelin’s RS01 shirt, the days of fluorescent…
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The Morning After: Wednesday December 7, 2016
This morning, we’re reading about how Google has upgraded its search app to keep personal information and news events separated, the same company’s attempt to solve router troubles forever… and the Novint Falcon’s transformation from haptic games controller to sex toy. Your to-go guideGoogle’s…
The Next Web
Google makes app updates 65% smaller but twice slower
Google today announced it has implemented a new method of rolling out app updates through the Play Store that will significantly reduce your data usage – but not without any downsides. While the optimized algorithm shrinks the size of app updates by 65 percent on average, it also makes them twice as…
AZoNano.com – Nanotechnology News Feed
Microscopic Imaging of Large or Irregularly Shaped Samples
The ProZ motorised focus stand from Prior Scientific is the ideal solution for viewing and imaging of samples that may be too large, or irregularly shaped, to be fitted onto a standard microscope…
SpaceNews.com
Stopgap spending bill includes NASA hurricane repair funds
WASHINGTON — A bill introduced late Dec. 6 to fund the federal government through April 2017 includes nearly $75 million for NASA to cover repairs caused by Hurricane Matthew in October. The continuing resolution (CR), set to pass Congress this week to keep the federal government in operation through…
WIRED
Best Chromebook: HP Chromebook 13 G1
Even though it’s more expensive than most Chromebooks, its svelte metal chassis, USB-C ports, and pretty display won us over. The post Best Chromebook: HP Chromebook 13 G1 appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Best Headphones Under $50: RHA S500i
There are so many cheap headphones out there, but finding a great pair under $50 is surprisingly difficult. The post Best Headphones Under $50: RHA S500i appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Best Camera: Fujifilm X-Pro2
While it may not be the fastest camera, or the best for traditional pro photographers, the X-Pro2 is a blast to shoot with. The post Best Camera: Fujifilm X-Pro2 appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Best Camera for the Money: Panasonic Lumix GX85
If you’re seeking the most features and flexibility for your money, get this compact Micro Four Thirds camera. The post Best Camera for the Money: Panasonic Lumix GX85 appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Best Vacuums: Miele C3 Series Canister and Miele U1 Series Upright
Whether you want a canister vacuum or an upright, the best vacuum you can buy is going to be a Miele. The post Best Vacuums: Miele C3 Series Canister and Miele U1 Series Upright appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Best Streamer: Roku Ultra
If you need evidence that 4K TV is now mainstream, look no further than Roku’s latest batch of streamers. The post Best Streamer: Roku Ultra appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Best Television: LG B6 Series
LG’s 4K, HDR OLEDs dominated our top spot again this year. The post Best Television: LG B6 Series appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Best TV Under $1,000: Samsung UN55KU7000
Samsung’s been a leader in bright-room HDR all throughout 2016, and the KU7000 series is one fruit of that labor. The post Best TV Under $1,000: Samsung UN55KU7000 appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Best Headphones: Bose QuietComfort 35
The over-ear-style cups form a cushiony seal around your ears, and the noise cancellation software puts you in nearly total aural isolation. The post Best Headphones: Bose QuietComfort 35 appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Best Refrigerator: GE Café CFE28TSHSS
For four years in a row, a GE French door refrigerator has won our coveted Best Refrigerator award. The post Best Refrigerator: GE Café CFE28TSHSS appeared first on WIRED.
designboom | architecture & design magazine
WOHA’s oasia hotel conceived as a living green tower in downtown singapore
the verdant hotel tower is clad in a mosaic of red aluminum mesh paneling that has allowed the integration of 21 species of creepers, plants and flowers. The post WOHA’s oasia hotel conceived as a living green tower in downtown singapore appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Apple is going to start publishing its AI research to improve Siri
For the first time Apple is going to allow its AI researchers to publish their research, a move which could help the company make significant advancements in its AI technology. According to a report from Bloomberg, Russ Salakhutdinov, an Apple director of AI research, recently revealed the news at the…
Latest news
Microsoft Office, Google Docs beware: This open-source startup is after your users
Latvian company OnlyOffice wants to create the Swiss watch of office suites and convince people there are valid choices beyond the big brands.
Latest news
How the U.S. Postal Service could enable smart cities
The USPS fleet in the field could be enabled with sensors that serve as the eyes and ears of smart cities to improve services. But hurdles abound.
New Scientist – Online news
Our brains record and remember things in exactly the same way
You might think your memories are special, but you’re wrong. A study of people watching Sherlock has shown how similar our memories are for the first time
New Scientist – Online news
X-rays show how gas ‘pillows’ make lithium-ion batteries explode
A build-up of gas between spiral layers of electrodes can make batteries “pillow” and even explode. X-rays reveal what’s happening inside when this occurs
New Scientist – Online news
Fake news shapes our opinions even when we know it’s not true
You might think you’re immune to post-fact politics and fake news, but you’re more susceptible than you think – especially if you hear something more than once
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Philippine President Says Trump Supports His Murderous Antidrug Campaign
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte claims Donald Trump endorsed his bloody war on drugs, which has killed thousands of people since Duterte took office last summer, in a telephone conversation on Saturday. Duterte’s account of the call has not been confirmed by Trump’s transition team, but it is…
inStash
The Platinum Sonic Toothbrush Cleans Itself As Well As It Does Your Teeth!
No one likes bad teeth. While you might not have much control over your tooth alignment, crookedness, or other dental maladies, you do have control over how … Read More
inStash
Bre & Co. Origami Is A Watch That’ll Remind You Of Your Worth
Whether we like to admit it to ourselves or not, we all invest in signifiers of worth. The Bre & Co. Origami Watch is one such object. … Read More
Computerworld
Google Wifi review roundup
There is not a whole lot that Google doesn’t have a hand in these days, when it comes to personal technology, at least. The tech giant already had a router in OnHub, but they just upped the home wireless ante with their new Google Wifi. The reviews are in — here is what everyone is saying about Google’s…
BBC News – World
Mexican party invitation goes viral, attracting 1.2 million
More than a million people say they will attend a Mexican girl’s party after the invitation goes viral.
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Enhanced fuel cell performance using one atom thick 2D material
Mashable
Don’t be like me: How to keep your desk plant alive and happy
My desk plant is dying, and I am devastated.  For a little over two years, I’ve kept a pothos plant, aptly named Plant, at the corner of my desk at work. It was gift from an editor in my first few days of work, and it’s been with me ever since. It thrived under the harsh fluorescent lighting in our…
Coolest Gadgets
LuMee Duo offers dual lighting and protection for your iPhone simultaneously
When it comes to owning a brand new smartphone, many of us would normally want to keep it company with a protective case as well. After all, you can never quite tell as to when your hand is going to let said device slip from your grip, and the first drop is always the most “memorable”, if I may be permitted…
Scientific American Content: Global
Lions are the Brainiest of the Big Cats
They can solve puzzles that solitary leopards and tigers can’t—evidence that sociality promotes high-level cognition — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Ars Technica
Review: Comparing Google Wifi to other mesh networking heavyweights
Jim Salter Here at Ars, we’ve been rocking some high-tech Wi-Fi setups for a while—in particular, Senior Technology Editor Lee Hutchinson and I are fond of Ubiquiti’s UAP line of wireless access points….
DailyTech Main News Feed
3 Budget LED TVs
In the capital’s electronics heartland of Zhongguancun, where high-tech heavy weights like Lenovo Group Ltd., rub shoulders with startups and malls crammed with gadgets, two of Ofo’s yellow bikes stand in the hallway outside an apartment, which Dai has converted to a makeshift office.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
In pictures: Paris winter air pollution is worst in 10 years
Paris is suffering its worst and most prolonged winter pollution for at least 10 years, the Airparif agency that measures the levels said Wednesday.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Hollande slams ‘systematic obstruction’ at UN over Syria
French President François Hollande denounced on Wednesday “systematic obstruction” by Russia at the UN Security Council after the failure of a resolution calling for a seven-day ceasefire in the Syrian city of Aleppo.
ArchDaily
Why Architecture Needs Less London-Centrism and More Ideas in the Wake of Brexit
<a href=’http://www.archdaily.com/421970/library-of-birmingham-mecanoo’>Library of Birmingham / Mecanoo</a>. Image © Christian Richters Between March of 2013 and December of 2014, Simon Henley of London-based practice Henley Halebrown wrote a regular column for ArchDaily titled…
Computerworld
Top 10 most popular companies for job seekers
Most popular companies for job seekersImage by Thinkstock/UnsplashIt’s no surprise that IT jobs are some of the hottest, most lucrative and exciting careers around, but some companies are more alluring than others. Job search site Indeed.com searched through its more than 16 million job postings last…
The Verge – All Posts
Watch Audi train its autonomous driving software using a toy car
Audi, like pretty much every other automaker under the sun, continues to introduce more and more automated driving features for its cars. The next step, says the company, will be machine learning-powered driver assist features that work in constrained situations like driving in traffic and parking. They’ll…
Lifehacker
What to Do When Meal Planning Never Seems to Work for You
It’s easy enough to set up a meal plan, but maintaining it is a different story. Maybe you don’t have the patience to dig up recipes every week. Maybe you’re busy. Whatever the scenario, if meal planning hasn’t clicked with you, here are five alternatives that don’t involve eating out.Read more…
Macworld
The indispensables: Essential software for your working Mac and iOS device
Last week we talked hardware, this week, apps. The software tools that are essential to my day-to-day work. With few exceptions all of the following are apps I’ve been using for yearsmacOS Writing apps: BBEdit, Marked 2, Highland 2 I spend a good portion of my work week writing and I’ve taken a…
WIRED
Stop Trying to Kill Smartphones. You Can’t Kill Smartphones
Over the last couple of years, everyone’s started trying to make out what comes after the smartphone The post Stop Trying to Kill Smartphones. You Can’t Kill Smartphones appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Trump’s Chief Strategist Steve Bannon Ran a Massive Climate Experiment
Scientists point to Bannon’s time as a manager of Biosphere 2 as proof that he understands climate science. The post Trump’s Chief Strategist Steve Bannon Ran a Massive Climate Experiment appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Trump Can’t Deliver the Rust Belt Jobs He Promised Because Work Has Changed
Trump will enter office with the nearly impossible challenge of rebuilding a sector that technology has altered at least as much as globalization has. The post Trump Can’t Deliver the Rust Belt Jobs He Promised Because Work Has Changed appeared first on WIRED.
FiveThirtyEight
Fewer Than 1 Million American WWII Veterans Survived To Pearl Harbor’s 75th Anniversary
Seventy-five years after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor and pushed the U.S. to enter World War II, some American veterans of the battle are in Hawaii to commemorate the anniversary Wednesday. Their numbers are dwindling fast, as are those of all World War II veterans.“I never will forget as long as I live,”…
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Physics World‘s shortlist for Book of the Year 2016
Our picks for top physics books of the year
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What DNA reveals about St Helena’s freed slaves
Investigation of a 150-year-old burial site is helping to unlock the mysteries of one of humanity’s darkest chapters.Nature 540 184 doi: 10.1038/540184a
BBC News – World
Banks fined $520m for euro rate rigging
HSBC, JPMorgan and Credit Agricole fined €485m (£413m) for rigging a key interest rate between 2005 and 2008.
Scientific American Content: Global
Researchers Baffled by Nationalist Surge
Economic woes wrought by globalization are only part of the cause. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
VentureBeat
Ulysses writing app gets support for MacBook Pro Touch Bar
The Soulmen, a small German software company, is today releasing a new version of the Mac version of its Ulysses premium writing app with a significant feature: support for the Touch Bar display above the keyboard on the revamped MacBook Pro. It’s available for $50 directly from the Soulmen or on the…
VentureBeat
Silicon Valley gets ready to meet its newest and most important customer: President Donald Trump
With President-elect Donald Trump inviting tech leaders to a meeting next week, no doubt many employees at Silicon Valley companies are hoping their CEO will decline the invitation, given the region’s near unanimous opposition to Trump’s campaign. But that is wishful thinking. The election is done,…
VentureBeat
Qualcomm debuts sample of 10-nanometer ARM server chip with 48 cores
Qualcomm is on a mission to dislodge Intel from data center servers. And it is taking a step forward in that mission today with the announcement of an ARM-based server chip with 48 cores that is made in an advanced 10-nanometer manufacturing process. The news is potentially significant, as it marks…
TechSpot
Donald Trump is holding a meeting with tech industry leaders next week
Donald Trump is far from popular among the denizens of Silicon Valley. He’s had a turbulent relationship with those in the tech world, but the President-elect is reportedly trying to patch things up by inviting a number of industry leaders to a roundtable summit on December 14.
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Salto jumping robot mimics the African bushbaby
The Biomimetic millisystems Lab at UC Berkeley is rather known for making small robots that mimic animals and so far Ron Fearing and his team have created some unique little robots. They have bots that can run, bots with wings, bots with tails, and hairy robots. The latest robot is a tiny thing that…
Lifehacker
This Chart Shows How Computer Literate Most People Are
If you’ve ever gotten the impression that most people aren’t as skilled with computers as you are, you finally have some data to back it up. The above chart shows the distribution of tech skills, and there’s a pretty narrow pool at the top almost everywhere.This chart comes from a study by the international…
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Forensic evidence largely not supported by sound science – now what?
Forensic science has become a mainstay of many a TV drama, and it’s just as important in real-life criminal trials. Drawing on biology, chemistry, genetics, medicine and psychology, forensic evidence helps answer questions in the legal system. Often, forensics provides the “smoking gun” that links a…
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Unique strain of lactic acid bacteria in Buryat milk is found
Scientists from the Microbiology Department of the Faculty of Biology of the Lomonosov Moscow State University have discovered a new strain of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) that could be promising as a biopreservative for food and as a probiotic. The research results have been presented at the First Black…
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Development of new techniques makes it possible to date Australian Aboriginal rock art
A new technique, developed at ANSTO’s Centre for Accelerator Science, has made it possible to produce some of the first reliable radiocarbon dates for Australian rock art in a study just published online in The Journal of Archaeological Science Reports.
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These are the characteristics of people most likely to cut corners at work
In a newly published study, we found that employees who “cut corners” tend to be morally compromised, low in conscientiousness, self-focused and impulsive. This in addition to the potential for corner-cutting to increase risks.
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Study explores companies’ expansion strategies
As many large, multinational firms expand operations into foreign countries, researchers are beginning to see greater sophistication of the strategies used.
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Lightening soldiers’ loads by lifting PV cells onto flexible surfaces
Two thousand years ago, Roman legionnaires lugged 100-pound packs into battle. A lot has changed since then, but technology hasn’t really reduced an infantryman’s load. On the battlefield, mobility is critical—but a typical, modern Marine may shoulder an 80-pound backpack containing 20 pounds of back-up…
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Study shows children learning Cherokee are part of ongoing language renewal
Cherokee has been one of a number of endangered Native American languages to see a renaissance in recent history. A group of University of Kansas researchers has co-authored a study demonstrating that the ways children learn and speak the language in a Cherokee immersion school are an ongoing process…
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NASA announces first geostationary vegetation, atmospheric carbon mission
NASA has selected a first-of-its-kind Earth science mission that will extend our nation’s lead in measuring key greenhouse gases and vegetation health from space to advance our understanding of Earth’s natural exchanges of carbon between the land, atmosphere and ocean.
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Negative media portrayals drive perception of immigration policy, study finds
Negative media portrayals of Latino immigrants—as much as specific policies and laws—tend to drive the perception of immigration issues in the United States, according to a recent study by a University of Kansas professor.
TechCrunch
Belgium’s Doctoranytime raises €1M
 It looks like the demise of food delivery startup Take Eat Easy is going to produce a number of interesting new startups, not least in its home country of Belgium. Read More
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Gift Ideas for the Nature Lover in Your Life
The holidays are a time to reflect, look within, and spend time with the people you care about. With the weather outside turning cold and the days getting shorter, quality time outdoors is harder to come by. Why not bring nature indoors?! If you’re shopping for the nature lover in your life, a range…
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It’s Not Cold Fusion,…But It’s Something
An experiment that earned Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann widespread ridicule in 1989 wasn’t necessarily bogus — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Man of Many
2016 Christmas Gift Guide – Grooming
Christmas. It’s arguably the happiest time of year. Here in Oz the weather is hot, the surf is up and everybody’s ability to get anything productive done is seriously thwarted by the presence of frosty tins and shellfish as far as the eye can see. Unfortunately for most, however, December also doubles…
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Pakistan International Airways flight crashes in north
A Pakistan Airlines flight with 48 people on board crashes in the north of the country.
Fast Company
How Clever Design Makes A 350-Square-Foot Apartment Feel Luxurious
Graham Hill, cofounder of LifeEdited.com, believes tiny apartments are better for the environment, your bank account, and your well-being.
Lifehacker
Avoid the “What the Hell” Effect to Keep From Ruining Your Habits Too Badly
If you’re debating whether to read the letter your time-traveling friend wrote you, “What the hell?” is an okay justification. However, if you’re about to utterly ruin your diet because you already had a tiny slice of cake, maybe don’t give in so easily.Read more…
ArchDaily
These Are the 3 Bus Stop Types Needed For Sustainable Transit Solutions
© NACTO The latest publication of the National Association of City Transportation Officials, NACTO, is the “Transit Street Design Guide” in which tips and proposals are presented on how to improve streets through urban design.The ideas are centered on prioritizing sustainable mobility so that…
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Why is Johnson & Johnson getting into startups?
Everyone knows Johnson & Johnson, the conglomerate behind Band-Aid, Tylenol and Johnson’s Baby Shampoo. By comparison, very few folks outside the tech industry will have heard of Hax, a Shenzen-based startup incubator. Now, however, the pair are hooking up to find, develop and invest in startups…
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EPA Begins Evaluating 10 Common Chemicals for Toxicity
Known and suspected carcinogens including asbestos are among the first compounds to be scrutinized under a reformed law — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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One day you could play VR using your brain
When William Gibson wrote Neuromancer, the idea that the human brain could be plugged into a virtual world and control it was firmly science fiction. Now, however, it’s looking closer to reality after researchers at the University of Washington have discovered that it’s possible to interact with virtual…
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Notion launches AI to solve email communications overload
Workers spend a quarter of their day dealing with email, making it the second most time consuming activity in their jobs. A new app aims to streamline our inboxes.
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How mobile comms, GPS, electric shocks can let these goats safely graze
A Norwegian virtual fencing system uses a controversial combination of technologies to keep livestock from straying.
Latest news
Microsoft, Cray claim deep learning breakthrough on supercomputers
Project could allow larger and more complex deep learning workloads on supercomputers.
BBC News – World
The journalists risking their lives to film in Aleppo
The journalists who risk their lives documenting Aleppo speak of the difficult choices they have to make.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Study finds ideology as important an inspiration to American jihadists as affiliation with Islamic state group
A new study from the George Washington University’s Program on Extremism found that American jihadists continue to draw inspiration from a variety of groups other than the Islamic State group (IS). Many are influenced by a blend of ideas and messages from different, often rival, organizations. These…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Record tunneling magnetoresistance for one of the world’s smallest perpendicular magnetic tunnel junctions
At the 2016 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting, in a special poster session on MRAM, world-leading research and innovation hub for nano-electronics and digital technology imec presented a 8nm p-MTJ device with 100 percent tunnel magnetoresistance (TMR) and coercive field as high 1500Oe. This…
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Dark matter may be smoother than expected
Analysis of a giant new galaxy survey, made with ESO’s VLT Survey Telescope in Chile, suggests that dark matter may be less dense and more smoothly distributed throughout space than previously thought. An international team used data from the Kilo Degree Survey (KiDS) to study how the light from about…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Alibaba, China Mobile announce development partnership
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba and the country’s biggest phone carrier, China Mobile, announced a partnership Wednesday to develop internet-related services as web users migrate to mobile devices.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Gene “bookmarking” regulates the fate of stem cells
A protein that stays attached on chromosomes during cell division plays a critical role in determining the type of cell that stem cells can become. The discovery, made by EPFL scientists, has significant implications for stem cell biology and their use in medicine.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Regional Australia is crying out for equitable access to broadband
Internet and broadband connectivity are the foundation of the networked economy. But to ensure the benefits of the networked economy are evenly distributed, the Australian government needs to ensure access to the internet to encourage and support innovation.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Fighting contaminated land with help from the humble fruit fly
Scientists have discovered that a gene found in the common fruit fly can be successfully expressed in a plant and used to detoxify land contaminated with TNT.
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Image: Fires on Cape Barren Island, Australia
The Tasmanian Fire Service reported that a vegetation fire near Thunder and Lightning Bay, Cape Barren Island, Australia, started on Dec. 4, 2016, and was still blazing on Dec. 6. Smoke from the fire was seen from space by NASA’s Aqua satellite.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
New evidence for a warmer and wetter early Mars
A recent study from ESA’s Mars Express and NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provides new evidence for a warm young Mars that hosted water across a geologically long timescale, rather than in short episodic bursts – something that has important consequences for habitability and the possibility…
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Molecular switches researched in detail
Seeing, smelling, tasting, regulation of blood pressure – molecular switches are involved in all of these processes. The mechanism with which these proteins are switched off has been analysed by a research team at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), headed by Prof Dr Klaus Gerwert and private lecturer Dr…
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Walk Away With a New Pair of Dress Shoes From Amazon’s One-Day Sale
If you’re in a bind with what shoes to wear with that suit you got for your holiday party, or just need to trash your old, scuffed loafers, you’re in luck. Amazon is marking down a bunch of dress shoes from Florsheim and you can grab a pair for half of what you’d normally pay. But this is a one-day-only…
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This Mini Console Can Play Games From Dozens Of Retro Systems
Step aside NES Classic Edition. The RetroEngine Sigma might be the retro gamer’s dream console. This pint-sized gaming platform claims to emulate nearly 30 old school classic gaming systems, ranging from the Game Boy to the Dreamcast to the N64. The RetroEngine promises to make running old school…
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Jenny McCarthy’s Antivax Group Is Funding Scientific Research On Autism
In late November, a scientific publisher abruptly removed the abstract of a study from its webpage. The as-yet-unpublished research, which would have appeared in the journal Frontiers in Public Health, concluded that unvaccinated children are less likely to suffer from autism (among other ailments)….
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Bank Bots Are the Future of Banking
With AI becoming integral to nearly every industry, it’s no surprise that banking is increasingly automated. Chatbots like BankBot and Nao are slowly taking us one step further than digital banking, but there are still privacy risks that come with feeding both banks and their bots more information. …
9to5Mac
iOS achieves strongest growth & highest market share in U.S. for two years – Kantar
The latest Kantar sales figures show that iOS achieved its strongest growth in more two years, and achieved the highest market share it has held since January 2015. In the US, iOS grew 7% points year-over-year, from 33.5% of smartphone sales to 40.5% in the three months ending October 2016. This…
TechSpot
Microsoft’s purchase of LinkedIn cleared in Europe, mostly
Microsoft announced in June that it would be purchasing professional social network LinkedIn in a cash deal worth $26.2 billion. The purchase will further cement Microsoft into the world of social media after previous deals with Facebook and the acquisition of Yammer in 2012.
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Zaha Hadid’s new gallery highlights importance of math
Zaha Hadid’s new mathematics gallery opens at the London Science Museum tomorrow. Containing over 100 pieces from the museum’s voluminous science, technology, mathematics, and engineering collections, the exhibition highlights how mathematics has shaped the world. .. Continue Reading Zaha…
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ReSound Up Smart pediatric hearing aid supports Apple devices
ReSound has announced that it has launched a new hearing aid for kids called the ReSound Up Smart Pediatric Smart Hearing Aid. The device is the only pediatric Smart Hearing aid with Made for iPhone capabilities inside. The Made for iPhone capability allows support for speech and language development,…
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Nine great Oculus Touch games you should try (or watch) right now
If you ordered the Touch controllers for Oculus’ Rift virtual reality headset, you’re probably either eagerly anticipating their arrival, or already pulling them out of the box for some motion-control gaming. But what should you play? Oculus has 53 titles supporting Touch, ranging from $49.99 to totally…
Gizmodo
Sony Just Announced Project Field, A New Way To Play Card Games 
Sony hopes to change the way kids play card games with its newly revealed Project Field. Read more…
Kinja Co-Op
Hubble Cuts Out the Middleman, Brings Daily Contact Lenses to the Masses
Daily contacts are generally considered the most comfortable variety of lenses you can stick on your eye, and they’re absolutely the most hygienic, but most people—myself included—opt for biweekly or monthly lenses to save money. Hubble wants to change that by cutting out the middleman and delivering…
The Awesomer
37 Grammes Pocket Knife
Price: $40  | BuyWe love the minimalist style of Baladeo’s pocket knife, which has a unique open handle made from stainless steel and embellished with a skinny rose wood covering. Measures 3.7″ long when closed, and 7.5″ when opened. More Awesome Stuff: Kershaw BlackWash Folding KnifeDeal:…
Science | Smithsonian
Spectacular Footage of a Butterfly Leaving Its Cocoon
The transition from caterpillar to butterfly is a process that consists of four stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult
Lifehacker
How Do You Deal With Burnout at Work?
Work hard enough for long enough and eventually, you’ll hit burnout. It happens, but it’s never convenient for your boss. So, how do you let your employer know that you need a break before you break?Advice site The Muse has a few suggestions for having that awkward conversation with your boss when you’re…
New Scientist – Online news
Need your roof repaired? There’s a space-based app for that
It’s like Uber for roofing: companies use Google Earth images to estimate how much repairs should cost and connect customers to competitive contractors
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Don’t let free Wi-Fi wreck the holidays – CNET
Malls should just name their public Wi-Fi networks “Danger” and be done with it.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Fossils of early tetrapods unearthed in Scotland
(Phys.org)—A team of researchers working at a dig site in Scotland has found tetrapod fossils dated to approximately 15 million years after the Devonian mass extinction—a time period experts in the field have referred to as “the gap,” because so few fossils of creatures from that time period have been…
Freshome.com – Interior Design & Architecture Magazine
Wood Tube Wraps the Living Room of This Family Home in California
Terry and Terry Architecture completed the Skyline House, a family home located on top of the Eastbay mountain range in California, USA. An impressive remodel of a former firestorm house, the project frames views of the city of Oakland and the southwest Bay.The clients’ brief requested an open plan residence…
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Apple’s Top Assembler Foxconn Confirms Plans for US Investment, To Create 50,000 Jobs
Foxconn, the biggest assembler of Apple devices, is in preliminary discussions to make an investment that would expand the company’s U.S. operations. From a report on Bloomberg: The disclosure came hours after an announcement by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and SoftBank Group’s Masayoshi Son to…
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Experiences leave behind epigenetic traces in our genetic material
An ideological dispute is taking place in biology. And it’s about a big topic that’s central to everything: heredity. In his epoch-making book On the Origin of Species of 1859, Darwin wrote of the reigning ignorance about how differences between individuals come about. It was only with ‘modern evolutionary…
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FBI Investigates Journalist Over Joke Tweet, Ohio Passes ‘Heartbeat Bill,’ Trump Named Time Person of the Year: A.M. Links
Donald Trump was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year. Both houses of the Ohio legislature have approved a measure that would ban abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which occurs about three weeks post conception. Angela Merkel endorsed a prohibition on full-faced veils in Germany…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
To Mars in 70 days: Expert discusses NASA’s study of paradoxical EM propulsion drive
After months of speculation and rumor, NASA has finally released its long-awaited research paper on the controversial EM Drive propulsion system. The paper was recently published in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ peer-reviewed Journal of Propulsion and Power. If the electromagnetic…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Sick mother was inspiration behind supersmart phone
A few years ago, Richard Chan’s mother had a stroke and became physically disabled. She was living in England, while he was in Norway. After the stroke, it became difficult to communicate by phone. On one occasion she fell, and lay helpless for several hours, unable to call for help.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Cosmic dust found in city rooftop gutters
(Phys.org)—A small team of researchers with Imperial College London, the Natural History Museum in London, Project Stardust in Norway and Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium, has found samples of cosmic dust in the gutters of buildings in three major cities. In their paper published in the journal…
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Five amazing ways plants have created new technologies
Scientists have come up with a strange new method for detecting explosives: using spinach. The plants are impregnated with fluorescent “bionic” nanotubes that emit infrared light. In the presence of specific chemicals, the light turns off and this can be used as a signal that explosives are present….
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Major urinary proteins do not allow kin recognition in male mice
The urine of house mice, unlike humans, contains large amounts of proteins, which are mainly major urinary proteins or MUPs. These proteins function to stabilize the release of volatile pheromones from urinary scent marks. MUP genes occur in a large cluster in mice, and there are 21 different MUP genes,…
The Gadget Flow
Lyric T5 Wi-Fi Thermostat
Keep your home at the optimum temperature all year ‘round with the Lyric T5 Wi-Fi Thermostat. Using your home’s Wi-Fi network, this device is able to link to Apple HomeKit as well as Amazon Alexa in addition to the app to give you total control. The Lyric T5 Thermostat is able to learn from your family’s…
The Gadget Flow
JUISIR – Juicing Without Cleaning
The problem with juicing is that it’s way too much work. The drinking is easy, while the cleaning is a nightmare. JUISIR is an affordable tabletop cold press juicer that’s been specially engineered to press nutrient dense, raw products into a glass in only 90 seconds without the cleaning. It works with…
The Gadget Flow
Extra Large Blanket by Ohhio
Get ready to get cozy with the Extra Large Blanket by Ohhio. Measuring a whopping 60 inches across and 80 inches long, this blanket is the perfect size for a king-sized bed. Featuring the plushest and largest woven pattern ever, the Extra Large Blanket is made entirely from super soft merino wool to…
The Gadget Flow
Roost Adjustable Laptop Stand
Save your back and neck from the wear and tear of the 9 to 5 with the Roost Adjustable Laptop Stand. With the ability to adjust the height anywhere from six inches to 12 inches, this stand works with any desk – including standing desks. The Roost Laptop Stand was developed to ensure you keep perfect…
The Gadget Flow
Bump Wall Charger + Power Bank
With Bump, you can now get to access a wall charging unit as well as portable power bank from one device. This compact device is capable of charging your Apple or Android device in the wall and on the go. The device comes with foldable prongs that can easily transform Bump from a socket-friendly charger…
The Gadget Flow
Flint Lint Roller
Flint Lint Roller is one of those pocket-sized accessories you must carry with you every day on the go. This lint roller is retractable, compact and comes with a durable body. You just need to twist its base and the roller will extend out like a lipstick does. When retracted the paper stays clean inside…
The Gadget Flow
Oomiyu – Playful Arduino 101-Based Cardstock Robot Owl
Inspire your kids to learn STEM in a playful way with Oomiyu. This maker kit combines the art of paper craft with powerful & hackable electronics so that your child gets to learn the basics of programming in a fun-filled way. The TwoBitsCircus team call it the first maker kit that brings STEAM home,…
The Gadget Flow
Sunflower Home Awareness System
Stay informed and alert with the Sunflower Home Awareness System. By placing this device in your front or back yard, you’ll know about any activity before it reaches your front door. The Home Awareness System includes Smart Lights which are equipped with 360-degree vibration sensors and are able to learn…
Design Milk
Year-Round Weatherproof Igloos for your Garden
Summer days are limited but just because the nice weather doesn’t last 365 days a year doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the outdoors beyond those warmer months. With the help of Gardenigloo, you can hang outdoors whether rain, snow, or shine any day of the year in their 360° Garden Igloo. The…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
14 affordable and green gifts under $20
Green products have a reputation for being expensive, but we have proof that this isn’t always the case. Giving your friends and loved ones eco-friendly gifts doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank, as evidenced by our Gifts Under $20 Guide. From hanging planters
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Plugin Tower is a low-cost modular home with no foundation
The owners of the Plugin Tower can pack up their home and bring it with them if they decide to move. This temporary residence in Shenzhen, China, is a modular, multi-story prefab structure that circumvents the strict planning approval for permanent structure. Chinese multidisciplinary studio People’s…
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Snails defeat Trump: Irish seawall scrapped
Snails did what 16 Republican primary opponents and Hillary Clinton could not do: defeat Donald Trump.
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Cedar Rapids turns tragedy into triumph with new LEED Platinum public library
Completed in 2003, the new Cedar Rapids Public Library is located a couple blocks from the original site and overlooks Greene Square Park. OPN’s meetings with the community guided the 95,000-square-foot library design, which, according to the architects, was “driven by the desire to embrace openness,…
How-To Geek
How to Share Your Location with Android’s Trusted Contacts
Feeling safe is important, but in this day and age it can sometimes be difficult. Fortunately, we’re surrounded with brilliant technology that can be put to good use. Google’s Trusted Contacts does just that by allowing you to share your location with, well, people you trust. Whether you’re walking home…
The Manual
Huckberry Holiday Gifts: Essentials for Your Whole List
If you lack inspiration for gifting this holiday season, check out the best of Huckberry. The post Huckberry Holiday Gifts: Essentials for Your Whole List appeared first on The Manual.
Ars Technica
Court: license plates must be displayed, so by definition they aren’t private
Enlarge (credit: Eli Christman) A Virginia state court has decided that a license plate number is not personal information—essentially validating law enforcement’s use of license plate readers in the commonwealth. In a recently published opinion letter, the 19th Judicial Circuit of Virginia ruled…
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HP Launches 4K ENVY Display With USB-C for New MacBook Pro
HP today launched its 27-inch ENVY display with 4K Ultra HD resolution and a built-in USB-C port for charging the new MacBook Pro, 12-inch MacBook, or most other USB-C devices at up to 60 watts over a single cable. The IPS LED-backlit display features a clean design with a micro-edge bezel, matte…
Fast Company
Can Rubicon’s Customizable Ad Filter Make Online Advertising Less Annoying?
The ad exchange company has a utopian dream: Let people pick the ads they want to see and block out the rest. The ad exchange company has a utopian dream: Let people pick the ads they want to see and block out the rest.Websites and social networks are becoming junkyards of trashy…
Fast Company
A Short History Of The Most Important Economic Theory In Tech
Twenty years ago, W. Brian Arthur popularized a concept that forever changed Silicon Valley—with a little help from Cormac McCarthy. Twenty years ago, W. Brian Arthur popularized a concept that forever changed Silicon Valley—with a little help from Cormac McCarthy.This summer marked…
Fast Company
Chipmakers Are Racing To Build Hardware For Artificial Intelligence
Intel, Nvidia, and a host of startups are rolling out new chips to make machine learning faster and more powerful. Intel, Nvidia, and a host of startups are rolling out new chips to make machine learning faster and more powerful.In recent years, advanced machine learning techniques…
SlashGear
Tech gift ideas for Moms in 2016 holiday season
Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be over, but the season of giving is far from done. Especially when you consider that gadgets and accessories are really a year round thing. We usually just need an excuse when to give them to our loved ones. If you’re still on the fence what to get such a person, for…
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Give the Gift of Surround Sound For Just $200, No Receiver Required
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Black Friday Pricing Is Back For the Fashionable Fitbit Alta
Fitbit’s Alta is one of the first fitness trackers that actually looks nice on your wrist, owing largely to its fashionable interchangeable bands, and you can pick one up on Amazon for $85 brand new right now. That’s a match for its Black Friday price, in case you missed out last month.Read more…
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
Rising temperatures could liberate carbon from soil
Enlarge (credit: Getty | Dan Kitwood ) Scientists have been investigating the potential effects of climate change for years. Though many of the predicted changes are now occurring, such as loss of sea ice, accelerated sea level rise, and more extreme heat waves, not all effects are well understood….
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An app update turns this smart pen into a 3D scanner
A smartpen that could already digitally measure pretty much anything will soon also be able to scan objects in 3D. Developed by Instrumments, a company made up of former Misfit creators, the impressive 01 pen will be getting a new app, adding the 3D functionality next Spring. This Pro App will enable…
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Growing marijuana at home could become as easy as plugging in a machine and walking away
More and more people are going to be interested in growing their own marijuana after this year’s US election, which made marijuana usage legal both recreationally and medically in even more states. The gadget market is, of course, going to respond. We’ve already seen at least one device — the Grobo —…
Physics News
ANU invention to inspire new night-vision specs
Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have designed a nano crystal around 500 times smaller than a human hair that turns darkness into visible light and can be used to create …
Physics News
Probe offers more accurate detection of key biomarker for cancer and inflammatory disease
A new technique offers better sensitivity and accuracy in detecting an essential biomarker of cancer and inflammatory diseases.
Physics News
For life-saving blood purification, magnets may trump antibiotics
Although over half of all cases of blood poisoning prove fatal, the condition can be cured if caught early. That’s why doctors typically start administering antibiotics as soon as they …
Physics News
Molecular switches researched in detail
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Researcher shows method for controlled growth of porous crystalline materials
Porous crystals called metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) consist of metallic intersections with organic molecules as connecting elements. Thanks to their high porosity, MOFs have an extremely …
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Off-grid solar could help everyone in Myanmar receive power by 2030
Just 16 percent of rural houses in Myanmar have access to electricity, but that sobering fact is about to change. A government-led project aided by private companies and organizations aims to power up the entire country using off-grid solar energy by 2030. The electricity could irrigate rice farms, provide…
WIRED
Storyboard VR Makes Building Virtual Worlds Stupid Simple
Storyboard VR is like a sketchbook for building VR worlds. The post Storyboard VR Makes Building Virtual Worlds Stupid Simple appeared first on WIRED.
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Facebook and Twitter Need to Shut Down Hate Speech Within 24 Hours, Europe Warns
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft aren’t responding to cases of online hate speech fast enough, according to the European Commission, which demands the technology companies review reports of hate speech less than 24 hours after they were first reported.Only 40 percent of all notifications of hate…
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Brazil’s Women Are Pushing Back Against Rampant C-Sections
Suzana Silva de Sousa was just three months pregnant when her doctor tried to schedule a cesarean section. De Sousa, 29, asked about a natural birth, but he pushed her towards the C-section surgery.“I had a natural birth in mind, but I had no idea how hard it would be [to find a doctor],” de Sousa told…
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Apple’s top picks for the year include Deadpool, Drake, Prisma, and Plants vs. Zombies
If you’re looking for some distractions over the coming Christmas holiday, you could do a lot worse than checking out Apple’s annual best-of lists. Each year the company names its favorite apps, games, music, movies, and more. This year’s top pick in the category is AI-powered art filter Prisma, with…
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North America’s Oldest Mummy Returned to U.S. Tribe after Genome Sequencing
DNA proves Native American roots of 10,600-year-old skeleton — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
Attack Of The Cyber Octopuses
German filmmaker Nicola Piovesan is currently working on a film project entitled Attack of the Cyber Octopuses. Based on the title and the picture above, I’m already sold. The effort is described as “a retro-futuristic cyberpunk short film” that aims to “recreate the look and feel of the Eighties…
Phys.org: Physics News
Radiation that knocks electrons out and down, one after another
Researchers are investigating novel ways by which electrons are knocked out of matter. Their research could have implications for radiation therapy.
Phys.org: Physics News
Blocks of ice demonstrate levitated and directed motion
Resembling the Leidenfrost effect seen in rapidly boiling water droplets, a disk of ice becomes highly mobile due to a levitating layer of water between it and the smooth surface on which it rests and melts. The otherwise random rotation and translation (sliding) of the ice block can be directed by controlling…
Gizmodo
Nearly 100 Dead as Strong Earthquake Rocks Indonesia
A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Indonesia’s Aceh province earlier today, leaving 97 dead and hundreds injured. Though the quake did not trigger a tsunami, it triggered memories of the horrific 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake when more than 100,000 were killed in Aceh alone.Read more…
BBC News – World
Automatic golf carts for Japanese elderly
Electric vehicles are provided to allow residents to keep their mobility.
TechCrunch
Apple Music reaches the 20 million subscriber mark
 Apple Music’s growth has been nothing if not steady since launching in June of last year. The streaming service hit 13 million paid subscribers in April and beat the 17 million mark in September. This week, the company announced a nice round milestone, telling Billboard that it now counts 20 million…
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Microwaveable Boots
Keep your feet nice and toasty on cold days by slipping into these microwavable boots. They’re made from a plush fabric that’s soft to the touch and can either be heated up in the microwave or stuffed inside a freezer so that they can be used as cold packs to treat injuries. Check it out $21.35
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Personal Cast Iron Bread Oven
Prepare bakery-quality loafs right from home using the Fourneau bread oven. The cast iron cover and hatch absorb the oven’s heat and distribute it evenly to the entire loaf so that you’re left with an airy and chewy loaf with a drool-worthy crisp golden crust. Check it out $224.99
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
DIY Star Globe
Gain a deeper appreciation for the nighttime sky by getting to know the constellations using this DIY star globe. This easy to assemble sphere features a 7.9″ diameter and clearly displays each of the constellations in the night sky. Check it out $23.99
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
The Survivalist Hatchet
If you’re stuck on a deserted island with only one tool – pray it’s the survivalist hatchet. This life-saver features a top-quality steel head that offers both a razor sharp curved blade and sturdy hammer head – optimal for performing tasks like cutting wood and building shelter. Check it out $135.00
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A Fuck
Get on the path to a better life by learning how to face your fears and faults with The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck. Through profane yet entertaining stories filled with ruthless humor, this captivating read will help you get to know your limitations and how to accept them. Check it out $14.99
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Handheld Tesla Coil Gun
This marvel of scientific awesomeness is a handheld Tesla coil gun that shoots powerful bolts of lighting that’ll give Zeus a run for his money. Designed by YouTuber SmarterEveryDay, it uses high-voltage, low-current, high frequency alternating-current electricity. Check it out
Newswise: SciNews
Queen’s University Belfast Expert Leading EUR4m Bid to Reduce Impact of Chemicals on Long-Term Health
A Queen’s University Belfast expert is leading a EUR4m international initiative to investigate whether natural toxins and manmade chemicals are creating potentially dangerous mixtures that affect our natural hormones and cause major illnesses such as cancer, obesity, diabetes or infertility.
Newswise: SciNews
NUS Scientist Prof Barry Halliwell to Chair Singapore’s Biomedical Research Council
Prominent research leader and biomedical scientist Professor Barry Halliwell will help to steer biomedical research efforts in Singapore at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) from 1 January 2017.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Giant radio flare of Cygnus X-3 detected by astronomers
(Phys.org)—Russian astronomers have recently observed a giant radio flare from a strong X-ray binary source known as Cygnus X-3 (Cyg X-3 for short). The flare occurred after more than five years of quiescence of this source. The discovery was presented in a paper published Dec. 2 on the arXiv pre-print…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Law enforcement officers urged to wear body armor to decrease mortality rates
New research published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (JOEH) found that law enforcement officers who wear body armor when shot by a firearm in the torso were 77 percent less likely to die from their injuries than those who did not wear armor.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
How strong is the force of gravity on Earth?
Gravity is a pretty awesome fundamental force. If it wasn’t for the Earth’s comfortable 1 g, which causes objects to fall towards the Earth at a speed of 9.8 m/s², we’d all float off into space. And without it, all us terrestrial species would slowly wither and die as our muscles degenerated, our bones…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Iguanas partner with the plants of the Galápagos Islands
The isolation of ocean islands like the Galápagos prevents the arrival of large mammals, which disperse the seeds of many plants by ingesting them. In the absence of mammals, this function is filled by birds, tortoises, lizards and iguanas. To date, no investigation had been carried out into the role…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Scientists report a promising new transporter for active substances
Synthetic hosts transport medical substances and hormones into the body and release them at specific points. They enclose the active substances in a cavity. In the case of steroids, this task has been accomplished mainly by ring-shaped glucose molecules. Now, scientists of KIT and Jacobs University Bremen…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Polar balloon STO2 to go the edge of space with Dutch instruments
Stars and planets are born from clouds of molecules that coagulate and eventually fall apart again in the space between the stars in a galaxy. Astronomers still do not know exactly how this works.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Physicists develop technique to save more lives by vaccinating fewer people
Scientists at the University of Aberdeen have developed a mathematical method to prevent epidemics by vaccinating fewer people than ever before.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Applicability of dynamic facilitation theory to binary hard disk systems
Glasses are amorphous (non-crystalline) solids that are widely used in everyday life and in technological instruments. It is important to understand the behavior of materials that form glasses; that is, to study the dynamics of their glass transition, which is the transition from the liquid state to…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
ANU invention to inspire new night-vision specs
Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have designed a nano crystal around 500 times smaller than a human hair that turns darkness into visible light and can be used to create light-weight night-vision glasses.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
How to overcome end-point bias in the media to make smarter decisions
“End-point bias” is a well-known psychological tendency to interpret a recent short-term fluctuation as a reversal of a long-term trend. A study published in Environment Communication has concluded that end-point bias can be overcome by use of the LIVA – Leveraging-Involving-Visualizing-Analogizing –…
Latest Items from TreeHugger
Flame retardant pollution in Great Lakes is a serious matter, commission says
The International Joint Commission has developed a strategy for how U.S. and Canadian governments can address this toxic problem.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Pakistani passenger plane crashes in mountainous north
There are unlikely to be any survivors from a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane carrying about 40 people that crashed on Wednesday in a mountainous northern region, a government official at the crash site said.
Mashable
Starbucks’ next move: high-end Italian bakeries
For all those people for whom Starbucks just isn’t fancy enough, ready your dainty little pinky fingers for the next big thing. Starbucks is readying an expansion of Princi, a chain of high-end Italian bakeries in which Starbucks first invested in July 2016. New stores are slated to open in Seattle,…
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors – Front Page
‘iPhone 7s’ and ‘iPhone 7s Plus’ Said to Come in All-New Red Color, Lack New Design and Wireless Charging
Apple will release updated versions of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus next year, aptly called the “iPhone 7s” and “iPhone 7s Plus,” according to Japanese blog Mac Otakara. The report claims the smartphones will retain the same aluminum design as the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, with only internal changes,…
AZoNano.com – Nanotechnology News Feed
Newly Developed Nanomaterial can be Stepping Stone for Rewritable Nanophotonic Circuits
When a military drone on a reconnaissance mission is seized behind enemy lines, a group of engineers work immediately to remotely delete sensitive information from the drone’s chips. The fact…
Lifehacker
Cooking Until the Juices Run Clear Is a Bad Way to Tell If the Meat Is Done
Cooking a chicken until its “juices run clear when pricked” is pretty standard poultry advice but, according to Cook’s Illustrated, it’s not a very dependable way to tell if your chicken is properly cooked.Though myoglobin (the molecule that gives meat its pink or red hue) does lose its color when heated,…
io9
Wait, Are C-Sections Really Altering the Course of Evolution?
A new study from the University of Vienna, Austria, suggests that Cesarean sections are changing the trajectory of human evolution, altering physical characteristics in both mothers and babies. Trouble is, the researchers presented virtually no empirical evidence to support their extraordinary claim,…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
All rail traffic halted at Paris Gare du Nord after power failure
All train services in and out of Paris’s busy Gare du Nord have been halted because of a power cut, French rail operator SNCF said.
Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
America’s first urban ‘agrihood’ feeds 2,000 households for free
When you think of Detroit, ‘sustainable’ and ‘agriculture’ may not be the first two words that come to mind. But a new sustainable urban agrihood, debuted by Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI), might change your mind. The three-acre agrihood boasts a two-acre garden, a fruit orchard with 200 trees,…
TechCrunch
Pandora’s Spotify competitor launches next year
 Pandora’s Spotify competitor is on its way. Announced this week at press event in New York, Pandora Premium, as the service is called, offers on-demand listening of millions of songs, streamed ad-free, and supports offline access to music. But the company is aiming to make personalization its biggest…
TechRadar: All latest feeds
Pokemon Go will reveal its all new Pokemon on December 12
New Pokémon are on their way in Pokémon Go and we’ll be learning all about what’s coming very soon.The official Pokémon Twitter account has confirmed it will soon update Pokémon Go with new monsters and we’ll be hearing more details on December 12.How exactly the new Pokémon will be introduced is currently…
Joe’s Daily
2016 Winter Essentials from Sierra Trading Post
A recent trip to NYC reminded me how little winter gear I have. Living in Los Angeles for so long, though a New Englander born and raised, I’ve forgot how cold it can get. The entire weekend consisted of me finding excuses to step foot into stores and coffee shops to gain feeling back into my hands…
GearCulture
Stikkan Kindling Wood Splitter
Get the fire going with the simple Swedish-made Stikkan Kindling Wood Splitter. This understated wall-mounted hand tool provides even, safe cutting so you never have to deal with near misses or bending again. Simply attach the Stikkan Kindling Splitter to a sturdy wall and get consistent, effortlessly…
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Comcast finally allows HBO, ESPN streaming via PlayStation 4
For those who maintain a cable subscription, one of the (many) annoying aspects is that sometimes channels have streaming apps you can’t use, despite being a paying customer. Over the years, Comcast has decided that it’s not going to allow customers to use whatever channel’s app on one platform or another,…
Mashable
A new underwater robot captured eerie, high-def scenes from sunken ship
A new type of underwater robot has made it possible to peer deep inside the USS Arizona, the sunken naval battleship that was bombed 75 years ago at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The remotely-operated submersible recently filmed sobering and previously unseen glimpses of the ship for the new documentary Pearl…
The Next Web
Meet the Windows 10 PC that fits in your pocket and costs under $200
Smartphones are almost like carrying a portable computer — but there is some computing that still work better on a desktop or laptop. For those times, pick up the Ockel Sirius B Windows 10 Pocket PC, which puts all the power of that standalone computer in your hands at a moment’s notice. You can grab…
Reason.com Full Feed
Trump’s Problem With Free Speech: New at Reason
As Trump’s constitutionally contemptuous comments about flag burning illustrate, he supports free speech the same way he supports free trade: with preferential exceptions designed to protect the people he cares about most. Trump thinks “nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag,” notwithstanding…
Digital Trends
In Las Vegas, Audis talk to traffic lights to reduce driver stress
In 2016, everything is connected. People can talk to cars, cars can talk to phones, and cars can even talk to houses. But what if your car could talk to your city? Vehicle-to-Infrastructure communication (V2I) is one of the buzzing trends in the automotive industry right now, and with its ability to…
Digital Trends
Raptor AR Sunglasses bring heads-up display to cyclists and triathletes
So far, augmented reality is seeing more practical applications than its sibling virtual reality. While VR is making its most significant advancements in gaming, AR is progressing most rapidly in real-world applications like scientific research, education, and medicine. Another area where AR can make…
Digital Trends
This GE smart lamp is also a full voice assistant, thanks to Alexa
Here’s a switch. There are plenty of smart lights that can be controlled by Amazon Alexa voice commands, but now GE Lighting is about to integrate Alexa Voice Service (AVS) components into its C by GE LED smart table lamp so you can talk to it to control both the lamp and all your other Alexa-enabled…
Digital Trends
Neebo is a wearable for your baby that helps take the worry out of parenting
Wearables are becoming increasingly ubiquitous. You can buy smart rings, wallets, watches — there’s seemingly something techie for everyone, including babies. Neebo is a wearable for babies that sits on the wrist. The Czech-based company behind the egg-shaped device, Daatrics Ltd., says Neebo sends…
Digital Trends
Farming robot uses sonar to measure the exact fruit yield in an orchard
A lot about farming hasn’t changed in a long time. But courtesy of new technologies like autonomous tractors and robot apple pickers, that may not stay true for much longer. A new project, currently being developed by researchers at Israel’s Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Tel Aviv University,…
Digital Trends
Tired of crappy work lights, a former auto mechanic designed a big-ass solution
If you go through work lights that break, wear out, or just don’t do the job, listen up. Big Ass Solutions, the parent company of Big Ass Fans, has a work light with no compromises. The Big Ass Light Bar, currently on an Indiegogo campaign, was built to handle the toughest, nastiest, dirtiest, and most…
Digital Trends
Gather your memories: Keenai is a ‘one-stop’ solution to manage photos across devices
Ricoh Innovations has released Keenai, a new photo service designed to be a “one-stop” solution for organizing photos and videos across all of your mobile devices. Even if you’re not a photographer, odds are you have at least a few cameras sitting around your house, either in the form of a smartphone,…
NatureNews – Most recent articles – nature.com science feeds
Military research, arXiv’s overhaul and four new element names
The week in science: 2–8 December 2016
Mashable
Amazon announces its best-selling books of 2016 and No. 1 won’t surprise you at all
The Harry Potter books have long been bestsellers, and now they’re joined by the first Harry Potter play. The script for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, now on stage in London, was Amazon’s No. 1 bestseller of 2016. SEE ALSO: ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ is coming to the U.S. “The power of…
9to5Mac
2016 MacBook Pro battery complaints grow for both 13- and 15-inch models
There are growing complaints about the new MacBook Pro models delivering battery life well below Apple’s claimed ten hours. While manufacturer claims are often based on unrealistic scenarios, a number of owners on both Apple’s support communities and Reddit are reporting numbers in the 3-6 hours range….
9to5Mac
Pokémon Go teaming up w/ Sprint before expected Starbucks promotion, new monsters coming soon
Pokémon Go is teaming up with Sprint to turn businesses into PokéStops and Gyms as part of Niantic’s latest move to keep players in the game. The news comes just one day before Starbucks is expected to do the same while introducing a Pokémon Go-themed drink for trainers. Niantic has also teased out…
Lifehacker
Turn a Napkin Into a Basket in a Pinch
You may not have a basket to carry the bread, or other small items, from the kitchen to the table, but if you have a napkin, you have all you need. A couple of quick folds and you have something that looks as good as it gets the job done. Read more…
Geek.com
You Can Now Tweet Emoji at Google for Local Search Results
If you’re a big proponent of emojis, there’s a brand new trick on the rise. As it turns out, you can now tweet at Google with your favorite emoji and get local search […] The post You Can Now Tweet Emoji at Google for Local Search Results appeared first on Geek.com.
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
From high above Saturn, Cassini spies an odd, hexagon-shaped storm
NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute The end is nigh for Cassini, the venerable probe that NASA launched to Saturn way back in 1997. The probe has dazzled us with views of the diverse planetary system…
Deals
Today’s Best Deals: Oculus Rift, Vizio Surround Sound, Massive Board Game Sale
A huge sale on board games, a free $100 gift card when you buy an Oculus Rift, and the easiest way to upgrade to surround sound lead off Wednesday’s best deals.Read more…
Mashable
‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ teaser brings back the web wings
The first Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer is still a day away, but you may commence your freakout now. The wily young web slinger is back, and thanks to a certain Stark, he’s been upgraded. SEE ALSO: ‘Spider-Man’ actor Tom Holland makes adorable in-costume hospital visit “This is the coolest thing I’ve…
Gizmodo
Watching This Super Precise Robot Doodle Is Super Satisfying
Evil Mad Scientist’s new AxiDraw V3 personal drawing machine can use any pen or marker to print or write on your behalf if your penmanship is awful. But simply watching the machine draw ultra-precise doodles and complex patterns is so satisfying you might be able to justify its $475 price tag as just…
Scientific American Content: Global
A Virus, Fished Out of a Lake, May Have Saved a Man’s Life
Phage therapy is not approved for regular use by the FDA — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
The Awesomer
UE ROLL 2 Bluetooth Speaker
Price: $100  | BuyA compact yet powerful portable speaker with a unique canteen-like design. It’s waterproof, so you can take it kayaking or on the beach, and attaches to bikes, backpacks, or other items using its durable bungee strap. More Awesome Stuff: Crosley Harper SpeakerBang & Olufsen…
Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
The ‘Star Wars’ R2-D2 Tape Measure Is The Right Droid For The Job
I have a tape measure that only cost a few bucks. It works fine. So why in the hell do I want a tape measure that costs $25? R2-D2—that’s why. Same reason I wanted this R2-D2 screwdriver set (at least that’s on sale for $9.99 at the moment). It’s a sickness. Star Wars R2-D2 Tape Measure ($24.99)…
SlashGear
Pokemon GO getting new Pokemon soon – Gold and Silver incoming?
Pokemon GO is about to get some new monsters, and we’ll find out what they are next week. Niantic has announced that it will be revealing new Pokemon for Pokemon GO on December 12. With that announcement now scheduled, Niantic didn’t get anymore specific about what to expect, so we’re left waiting to…
Shut Up And Take My Money
This no-slip, no-tip bowl for cats and dogs puts an end to dumped food and water!
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Shut Up And Take My Money
GearWallet – Minimalist wallet combined with gear organizer for holding lighter, knife, headphones, etc
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Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Uncovering the secrets of water and ice as materials
Mashable
These hanging light sculptures bloom like flowers
‘Shylight’ is a light sculpture made up of individual elements that unfold and retreat from the ceiling, mimicking the rhythmic movement of flowers to light.  The beautiful kinetic sculpture was designed by Studio Drift and it took five years of research.  Read more…More about Mashable Video, Design,…
Slashdot
Microsoft Likely To See a Boost in Windows 10 Sales This New Year
Because many businesses are wary of new software updates, let alone a new operating system, Microsoft could see a significant surge in Windows 10 install base and sales in the New Year. From a report on Fortune: Businesses have been slow to upgrade all of their corporate computers to the latest Windows…
Motherboard RSS Feed
The Earth’s Poles Have Lost Enough Ice to Cover Texas Four Times
As if 2016 wasn’t rough enough, climate scientists recently discovered parts of Antarctica have now melted. The polar continent’s ice shelf had been spared from rising global temperatures until this year. Ice shelves in Antarctica had generally remained steady, and even grew, despite the steady collapse…
NatureNews – Most recent articles – nature.com science feeds
Stopgap spending bill leaves US scientists in limbo
Proposal would keep funding flat for most research agencies, but cuts could come early next year.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21112
NatureNews – Most recent articles – nature.com science feeds
Military research, arXiv’s overhaul and four new element names
The week in science: 2–8 December 2016Nature 540 174 doi: 10.1038/540174a
Gizmodo
This Biohacker Wants to Spur a Genetic Engineering Revolution With Glowing Beer
If you ask Josiah Zayner, the genetic engineering revolution will not come in the form of designer babies or mutant super crops, but in the form of a bottle of glowing beer. Read more…
9to5Mac
Apple says November set an all-time record for App Store sales
Apple’s SVP of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller has tweeted that November has set an all-time record for App Store sales. November 2016 was a record breaker for the #AppStore – the highest monthly sales ever in App Store history! — Philip Schiller (@pschiller) December 7, 2016 more…Filed…
Geek.com
Neil deGrasse Tyson on His Favorite Star Trek Captain
Earth’s favorite astrophysicist shares a story about his favorite Star Trek captain. The post Neil deGrasse Tyson on His Favorite Star Trek Captain appeared first on Geek.com.
Lifehacker
Your Favorite Budget Action Cam And Its 4K Sibling Are Cheaper Than Ever Today
Yi Action Cam, $80 | Yi 4K Action Cam, $210Yi’s original action camera is your favorite budget model, and the new 4K version packs in GoPro-quality specs for roughly half of GoPro’s prices, and both are on sale for the holidays.$80 (down from $100) gets you the original 1080p cam that our readers know…
How-To Geek
How to Automatically Clear Private Data When You Close Your Browser
Web browsers normally save your private data—history, cookies, searches, downloads, and more—and only delete it when you ask. If you are constantly clearing it, you can have any browser automatically clear private data when you close it.Click Here to Continue Reading
HolyCool.net
Name Personalized Headphone Stand
This custom made stand is a unique way to display your headphone on your desk. It can be personalized to add your name or any word you want, you can choose one of many colors, too. Buy it here The post Name Personalized Headphone Stand appeared first on HolyCool.net.
The Verge – All Posts
Steep is nothing like SSX, or any other blockbuster game for that matter
A few minutes with Steep, Ubisoft’s perplexing open-world snowboarding game, could inspire any number of questions. It’s quirky and messy, beautiful to look at, occasionally irritating to hold. And yet, when friends see I’m playing Steep, the first question is always the same: is it like SSX? For those…
FiveThirtyEight
Significant Digits For Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news.5Jeff Fisher coaches the Los Angeles Rams, a team that has uniformly failed on offense with little sign of improvement. If the Rams lose one more game this season, Fisher will become the fifth-ever coach in the NFL…
EETimes:
Q’comm Takes ARM Servers to 10nm
Qualcomm demoed a 48-core ARM server SoC made in a 10-nm process it is now sampling to web data center giants.
Engadget Full RSS Feed
Smart cycling glasses show data without blocking your view
You can already buy smart glasses for cycling, but they tend to have one big catch: the heads-up display partly obscures your view. That’s annoying at best, and risky at worst. Everysight thinks it can do better. It’s close to finishing development of Raptor, a set of augmented reality glasses that projects…
PCWorld
The security gift guide
Even more than most IT professionals, security professionals are asked for advice on a regular basis. We are supposed to know not just about computers in general, but how people can protect themselves both online and in the real world. Whether it is getting a printer working, or if it is safe to shop…
PCWorld
10 best sites and services to sell used tech
At the end of each year, many of us attempt to turn the technology we no longer need into cash. You could be cleaning out the drawers or closets to which you banished old gadgets. Perhaps you treated yourself to a Surface Studio or MacBook Pro and need some extra money to pay for that pricey new computer.Whatever…
TechRadar: All latest feeds
7 features to look for on your next camera
Fancy sharper shots? Want to compose more striking images? Want intuitive handling? Here are seven things to look out for when you next buy a camera, to help you do all those things and more. 1. 4K video 4K video capture is becoming more popular on new camerasMany cameras today are capable of high-quality…
TechRadar: All latest feeds
Samsung has dropped TouchWiz for Experience in Nougat beta
Samsung may have killed the TouchWiz UI name and instead opted to call its latest Android overlay the Samsung Experience.If you upgrade to the Android 7 Nougat beta on Samsung’s Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge, the TouchWiz name has now been replaced by the “Samsung Experience”.Samsung is jumping in with…
TechRadar: All latest feeds
Fitbit officially acquires Pebble, but not its wearables
The rumors were true – Fitbit has officially acquired “specific assets of Pebble.” These include key personnel and intellectual property related to software and firmware, but notably does not include Pebble’s hardware products.Earlier today we heard rumors that the Pebble Time 2 and Pebble Core were…
Popular Science
5 MacGyver hacks you should try at home—and 2 you really shouldn’t
DIY Channel your inner secret agent The hero of MacGyver has been inspiring makers and DIYers ever since the show began airing. But how many of his tricks actually work in real life?
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