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Home & Office : Gourmet Popping Candy
You head asplode Bacon, beer, and wasabi – this candy is literally exploding with flavor. Bubbles of carbon dioxide are trapped in each piece of candy during the manufacturing process. That means when you put this in your mouth, flavor literally bursts out of the candy. $9.99
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Netgear Orbi Home WiFi System $367.55
Netgear Orbi Home WiFi System $367.55
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Save Big on Bose’s Popular SoundTrue II Headphones
Bose SoundTrue around-ear headphones II (iOS), $100A pair (or two) of well-reviewed Bose headphones won’t break the bank today. In fact, $100 is a match for Prime Day, and within $10 of an all-time low. Just note that the remote on the discounted set will only work on iOS devices, but the audio will…
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Your Geeky Gifts Are Now Up to 60% Off at ThinkGeek
Up to 60% off select itemsSave money on all the geeky gifts you need to get this year with ThinkGeek’s Holiday Savings sale. Get up to 60% off on a ridiculous amount of gifts, no code necessary. This Pac-Man Ghost USB Lamp would make a great gift for a certain Kinja Deals editor that tells you about…
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New prehistoric bird species discovered
A team of geologists at the University of Rochester has discovered a new species of bird in the Canadian Arctic. At approximately 90 million years old, the bird fossils are among the oldest avian records found in the northernmost latitude, and offer further evidence of an intense warming event during…
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The case of the missing diamonds
It all began innocently enough. Tyrone Daulton, a physicist with the Institute for Materials Science and Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, was studying stardust, tiny specks of heat-resistant minerals thought to have condensed from the gases exhaled by dying stars. Among the minerals…
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Probes help surgeons detect cancer cells: study
Nanoscale fluorescent probes that switch on in the presence of cancer cells helped surgeons remove tumours in mice without harming healthy tissue, according to a study published Monday.
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US fails to renegotiate arms control rule for hacking tools
The Obama administration has failed to renegotiate portions of an international arms control arrangement to make it easier to export tools related to hacking and surveillance software—technologies that can be exploited by bad actors, but are also used to secure computer networks.
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Interior Department Finalizes Rule to Protect Waterways from Coal Mining
The new rule requires companies to avoid mining practices that may pollute streams and drinking water sources, restore streams, and promise to return mined areas to their original form — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Just Ask Helly, He’s Got Your Back with the Ask Business Coat
Sometimes the weather doesn’t let us pull out our cashmere or wool coats. But also, we need to keep ourselves and suit well protected along with keeping warm. Helly Hansen’s has got your back in the protection and style department, and you have to do is ‘ask.’ The Ask Business coat has a three-layer…
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Geek Deals: Save 25% Off the IllumiBowl 2.0 Toilet Night Light
No matter who you are, you need to eat. And when you eat, sooner or later you’ll need to go to the bathroom. But what if nature calls in the middle of the […] The post Geek Deals: Save 25% Off the IllumiBowl 2.0 Toilet Night Light appeared first on Geek.com.
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An invisible electrode
A flexible transparent conductor free of reflection and scattering has been developed by researchers.
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Deals on Xbox One S, Logitech Harmony Ultimate and More [US/CA]
Today, you can get 43% off the Logitech Harmony Ultimate remote, a discounted Xbox One S bundle, and much more. Get that last-minute Christmas shopping done! US Deals Logitech Harmony Ultimate All in One Remote ($169.99, 43% Off) [UK] Logitech Harmony Ultimate All in One Remote with Customizable Touch…
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Neo-Nazis are targeting Jewish people in small-town Montana
White supremacists made calls last week urging their online supporters to harass Jewish people in Whitefish, Montana. The anti-Semitic attacks come after Sherry Spencer, mother of prominent white nationalist and alt-right leader Richard Spencer, claimed the reaction to her son’s views hurt her real estate…
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This Alexa-enabled coffee pot isn’t great at making coffee, but dang it’s cute
It was only about a month ago that we discovered the Alexa-enabled Big Mouth Billy Bass, and now a couple of enterprising college students have created a muppet-esque talking coffee pot. To get their device working, the two students, David Frank and Carter Hurd, ran Alexa on a Raspberry Pi and hooked…
The Manual
This Titanium Beard Comb Is the Only One You’ll Ever Need to Buy
Sleek, modern and built to last. The post This Titanium Beard Comb Is the Only One You’ll Ever Need to Buy appeared first on The Manual.
ArchDaily
15 Finalists Selected for the 2016 Art of Building Photographer of the Year Award
“The Hive”. Image © Marco Grassi Fifteen stunning images from top photographers around the world have been selected as finalists of Chartered Institute of Building’s (CIOB) 2016 Art of Building Photographer of the Year competition.With subjects ranging from the windswept wonderland of an empty…
Digital Trends
Nvidia silently confirms GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card’s impending arrival
A recent job listing posted by Nvidia on LinkedIn is currently looking for a qualified applicant to fill the role of “Senior Marketing Manager of GeForce Gamer Loyalty and Advocacy.” The news is notable because it clearly lists an unannounced GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card. Even more, customers who…
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This Talking Parrot Mimics the ‘OK Google’ Noise
Life is all about the simple things that bring us joy. And who knew that mimicking the “OK Google” noise could bring so much satisfaction? To Coco, the African grey parrot, it brings sheer, unadulterated delight—much as it does to everyone else watching her.Over the weekend, YouTuber MissSadieSue put…
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Long-term anti-inflammatory drug use may increase cancer-related deaths for certain patients
Regular use of over-the-counter non-steroidal inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin and ibuprofen is associated with an increased risk of dying in patients diagnosed with Type 1 endometrial cancers, according to a new population-based study.
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Satellites observe ‘traffic jams’ in Antarctic Ice Stream caused by tides
Nine months of continual radar observation reveals the complex changing patterns of ice stream movement in three dimensions that can inform predictions for the speed at which the ice caps will respond to a warming climate.
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Heroes of Capitalism (Video)
Who were the towering heroes in both Great Britain and the United States responsible for so markedly improving human living conditions?
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The Coldest, Driest, Most Remote Place on Earth Is the Best Place to Build a Radio Telescope
This remote Antarctic field station is an ice-covered arid desert, perfect for peering deep into space
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Logitech’s Upgraded MX Anywhere 2 Is Priced to Move on Amazon Today
Logitech MX Anywhere Mouse 2, $50Our readers love Logitech’s MX series of mice, and the versatile Anywhere Mouse MX 2 is down to its lowest price ever today.Read more…
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Create a QR Coded, Easy-Access Guest Wi-Fi Network With a Raspberry Pi
If you have a lot of guests who come over asking for the Wi-Fi password, then you know how much a pain it is to give that out while still keeping your network secure. DIYer NicoHood used a Raspberry Pi to power a QR-code system for easy guest logins.Using a Raspberry Pi and a touch screen, the system…
TechCrunch
Hyundai’s self-driving system aims at affordability
 Automaker Hyundai wants you to know that it’s also embracing the race to autonomous driving — but it’s also hoping to do so in a way that differs from the approaches of most automakers, in striving for tech that will both be available in vehicles owned by individuals, and that will actually be affordable…
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On America, Russia and the carbon bubble
You think climate change didn’t play a big role in this election? Alex Steffen explains how it was all about climate change.
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The mystery of Spotify’s truly messed up Korn ornaments
If you received a Korn-themed ornament (otherwise known as a “Kornament”) as a holiday gift from the music streaming service Spotify this year, I have two questions for you: Why didn’t you send me an email as I so politely requested via my public tweets several days ago? What did you have to do?…
Bustler News, Competitions and Events
News: Bustler’s editor picks for architecture & design events: Los Angeles, December 12-19
Take a breather at an exhibition or listen in on a panel discussion during the holiday frenzy. Wondering where other design-inclined folks are gathering in the Greater Los Angeles area? Bustler has compiled a snappy list of noteworthy happenings around town that are not to be missed. Check back regularly at…
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News: Winners of the 2016 Faith & Form Religious Art & Architecture Awards
Whether you frequently visit a religious space or not, there are plenty of projects out there that are worthy of praise in their own right, as seen in the 2016 Faith & Form/IFRAA Awards Program. Founded in 1978 and co-sponsored by Faith & Form Magazine and the Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art…
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News: 2016 RIBA House of the Year awarded to jigsaw-like Murphy House; Tin House revealed as final shortlister
The wait is finally over! Today, RIBA revealed Richard Murphy Architects’ Murphy House as the 2016 RIBA House of the Year. Henning Stummel Architects’ Tin House in west London was also announced as the seventh project to join the shortlist, which included notable contenders like Loyn & Co.’s Outhouse,…
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News: I.M. Pei’s Grand Louvre wins 2017 AIA Twenty-Five Year Award
When I.M. Pei’s Grand Louvre in Paris was first completed in 1989, it was criticized as a radical-at-the-time, modernist affront at its 800-year-old Grand Palais location. But 27 years later, the 71-foot-tall glass pyramid has become as treasured as the artwork it houses. Today, the AIA awarded its 2017 Twenty-Five…
Bustler News, Competitions and Events
News: Bustler’s editor picks for architecture & design events: London, 20-27 December
As we come up to Christmas Day, the city of London gets quieter, with many focusing on last-minute present-buying, and rushing to tie up loose ends before the weekend, and making their way out of the city. For those who are still in the capital over the holidays, it is a surprisingly quiet time, and…
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Ring-tailed lemurs: Going, going, gone?
The ring-tailed lemur, an iconic primate that is emblematic of the wild and wonderful creatures inhabiting the tropical island of Madagascar, is in big trouble.
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Looking Ahead to 2017
The SIA is focused on working with the incoming Administration and Congress to continue advancing semiconductor industry priorities in the year ahead.
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Important element of immune defense against fungal infections discovered
Fungal infections are a serious health risk. They can be harmful especially to patients whose immune system is compromised through illness or chemotherapy. Scientists have discovered an important mechanism in the body’s defenses against fungi. The discovery explains, among other things, why people with…
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tinyhouse invites creatives to build miniature campus in bauhaus garden
in march 2017, tinyhouse university will invite forward thinkers from the fields of education and design, and help build a campus in the garden of the bauhaus archive. The post tinyhouse invites creatives to build miniature campus in bauhaus garden appeared first on designboom | architecture & design…
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Malware Exchange Busted by the Feds Relaunches, At Least in Name
The digital underground is a fragile place, with hacking forums sometimes being shuttered by police. That’s what happened to malware-marketplace Darkode last year: in coordinated raids, the FBI, UK’s National Crime Agency, and a slew of other law enforcement bodies arrested over 70 hackers and closed…
TechSpot
Twitter isn’t killing Vine after all, will instead strip and rebrand it as Vine Camera
Twitter in October confirmed rumors that it would be discontinuing Vine, a standalone app that lets users create and share six-second-long looping video clips. Word got out a couple of weeks later that the company was exploring the option of selling the short-form video service and had narrowed the list…
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Empwr Coat
Made using Cordura fabric from Carhartt and repurposed automotive insulation from GM, the Empwr Coat is built to meet the needs of the homeless. As part of the parent company’s…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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Fuel cells with PFIA-membranes
Scientists are exploring water management in an alternative proton exchange membrane type, called PFIA. The experiments have been conducted using the infrared facilities of BESSY II synchrotron to reveal how water is retained even at dry conditions in PFIA. The observations explain why PFIA membranes…
Digital Trends
Niantic may delay the Pokémon Go Apple Watch app to develop its own wearable
It looks like Niantic, the company behind Pokémon Go, may soon enter the wearables business. According to a report from 9to5Mac, Niantic is developing a wearable for its games. Perhaps even more interesting is that this wearable is reportedly the reason that the Pokémon Go app for the Apple Watch hasn’t…
Digital Trends
Details of Nokia’s forthcoming flagships, the Nokia P and Nokia C1, emerge
The first product of the partnership between HMD Global and former smartphone maker Nokia emerged earlier in December in the form of a phone that, to the disappointment of some, wasn’t quite the caliber of Android phones like the Google Pixel. Lucky for those holding out for a flagship alternative, though,…
Geek.com
The Science in ‘Passengers’ is Close to Being in the ‘Imaginably Possible’
Jon Spaihts is a huge science nerd. The screenwriter behind Passengers can ramble on about theoretical science fiction topics, throwing out words that might sound nonsensical to most. For a movie like Passengers, […] The post The Science in ‘Passengers’ is Close to Being in the ‘Imaginably Possible’…
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Refined And Futuristic AXIS Lounger
Everybody needs some luxurious touches here and there, and a feeling of comfort. AXIS Lounger by Mike Voropaev is right one of such items that is gonna impress you with impeccable taste and comfort. Futuristic yet oh-so-refined, the Axis lounger redefines modern luxury with its avant-garde base and…
WIRED
New England Might Not Be Volcano-Free Forever
Right now New England is geologically quiet, but new findings suggest that that might not last forever. The post New England Might Not Be Volcano-Free Forever appeared first on WIRED.
Curbed National
Airy modern prefab cabin was built for $80,000
And assembled in 10 days DublDom, a series of affordable prefab homes from Moscow firm Bio Architects, has unveiled its latest project. Clocking in at 1,184 square feet, this single-level woodland residence represents a larger home in the DublDom line up, which currently offers models ranging from 280…
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Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year defines 2016 – CNET
2016 has been one blankety-blank of a year, so the dictionary people decided to fill in that blank.
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Small Bedroom Design Idea – A wall-to-wall built-in platform bed
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Next Big Future
New Photos of the $50 million Russian T-50 stealth fighter which Russia claims is superior to the US F-35
New photos of Russia’s newest stealth fighter jet were posted on the manufacturer’s website. Most of the photos show the twin-engine Sukhoi T-50 jet operating from runways on a snow-covered airfield, although a location was not given in a report on RT.com, which surfaced the pictures on Sunday.Russia…
Lifehacker
How To Care For Your Cast Iron Skillet With Science
The cast iron skillet: for the untrained, that big greasy thing you wish your roommate would put away, and for the expert, virtually the only pan that really matters.One source of controversy among skilleteers is how to actually care for the slimy metal hunk. The folks over at the American Chemical Society’s…
DiscoveryNews
How Did Trump’s Victory Happen? Crowdsourced Course Offers Clues
How Did Trump’s Victory Happen? Crowdsourced Course Offers Clues
VentureBeat
Sensor Tower: Super Mario Run beats Pokémon Go record — 4 days to 25 million downloads
Few video game characters are as popular as Pikachu, Pokémon’s mascot. I say “few” because of Mario. It took Super Mario Run only four days to reach 25 million downloads on iOS, according to app-intelligence firm Sensor Tower. That’s a new record. In July, it took Pokémon Go 11 days to reach that same…
VentureBeat
More NES Classics are coming to Best Buy just in time for Christmas
Time is running out to get an NES Classic Edition before Christmas. If you still need one, you should plan on checking out Best Buy tomorrow. The retailer says that it will have a limited number of the throwback consoles in-stock at many of its locations around the United States on Tuesday, December…
VentureBeat
How Google and Improbable help developers make massive online games for cheap
Last week, Google teamed up with the London startup Improbable to enable even the smallest developers to develop massive online games at low costs. Improbable has created SpatialOS, software that enables small companies to create massive, cloud-based simulations for online games, mobile devices, and…
VentureBeat
Why creativity and automation aren’t mutually exclusive
SPONSORED: Presented by Undertone There’s no dispute that so-called “programmatic” advertising tools have been a boon to digital marketers. With a few clicks, today’s brands can send their ad messages to specific audiences at cost-effective prices all over the web and mobile. Programmatic has experienced…
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Corpus Christi Is the Latest American City to Suffer a Water Crisis
In America’s latest water-related kerfuffle, Corpus Christi, Texas, officials announced Sunday the city’s drinking water is again safe to use after a four-day ban on drinking the potentially contaminated tap water. The ban on using water came as families were preparing for holiday gatherings and stores…
Mashable
Warm ocean water is melting East Antarctica’s largest glacier
Right now, a team of about 30 researchers are sailing through the turbulent waters of the Southern Ocean aboard an Australian research vessel named the “Aurora Australis,” hoping to collect vital intelligence on East Antarctic glaciers.  Their work on prior missions has already revealed some unsettling…
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7 Things You Need To Create The Perfect Spa At Home
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Satellites help discover a jet stream in the Earth’s core
A jet stream within the Earth’s molten iron core has been discovered by scientists using the latest satellite data that helps create an ‘X-ray’ view of the planet.
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Samsung UN32J525D 32″ 1080p Smart LED-LCD HDTV (REFURB) $180; 32″ 720p $130
Samsung UN32J525D 32″ 1080p Smart LED-LCD HDTV (REFURB) $180; 32″ 720p $130
Digital Trends
Famed car designer has early Christmas gifts for five lucky Audi Instagrammers
Turning pictures into paintings or sculptures is nothing new, but what about turning an Instagram post into a life-size work of art? Audi has decided to do just that, with the help of famous automotive designer Camilo Pardo. Most famous for his role as the chief designer on the 2005-2006 Ford GT project,…
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IBM Employees Protest Cooperation With Donald Trump
Reader Presto Vivace shares a report on The Intercept: IBM employees are taking a public stand following a personal pitch to Donald Trump from CEO Ginni Rometty and the company’s initial refusal to rule out participating in the creation of a national Muslim registry. In November, Rometty wrote Trump…
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Colorado governor proposes building affordable housing from marijuana tax revenue, mainly to address issues from marijuana legalization
A proposal by Gov. John Hickenlooper to direct marijuana revenue toward building affordable housing and curbing homelessness offers a glimpse into the potential the new revenue can have on public services and projects…To the chagrin of pro-marijuana activists, Hickenlooper believes there is a correlation…
TechCrunch
HandUp just expanded its gift card program for homeless people in SF
 HandUp, a startup combating homelessness, just announced the expansion of its gift card program in San Francisco. The $25 gift cards, which HandUp launched last August, enables homeless people to redeem them at Project Homeless Connect and Glide. Starting today, homeless people can also redeem the gift…
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Mega Man 1-6 arrive on iOS and Android in January
Mega Man fans take note, because the original six games in the franchise will be arriving on iOS and Android next month. Capcom’s mobile division announced the ports through Twitter earlier today, but didn’t give any additional details about them. It did invite players to pre-register to get the games,…
Lifehacker
Blanket Your Home In Wi-Fi With the Best Price Ever on Eero Mesh Routers
Eero 3-Pack, $372Eero is the first networking company to truly bring mesh networking to the masses, and the last minute holiday rush has brought out the best deal we’ve ever seen on the popular routers.While supplies last, you can get a 3-pack of routers for $372. That’s a whopping $128 less than usual,…
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Ultra-Lightweight Titanium Camping Cutlery
This set of ultra-lightweight titanium camping cutlery from Esbit gives you one last shot to slice into and spoon up some online Christmas shopping before Father Time puts a fork in delivery options and calls ’em done. Made from heat-resistant and biocompatible titanium the 3-piece set doesn’t come super…
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Several injured in shooting at mosque in central Zurich
A man who shot three people at a Zurich mosque on Monday is dead, police said on Tuesday, confirming that a body found near the scene was that of the assailant.
TechCrunch
Putting data back into the hands of owners
 Ever wondered why your physician owns the information from your blood work? Or why your dentist owns your x-rays. Or some financial services company owns your credit information? Most people forget that social media companies own the messages, pictures and videos that they post everyday. The pervasiveness…
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Airbnb reportedly working on a flight-booking feature
Bloomberg reports that short-term rental listing service, Airbnb is looking to get into airline reservation game as well. According to unnamed sources within the company, Airbnb’s plans are still in the formational stages. The company could either acquire an online travel agency outright or simply license…
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Freezing in record lows? You may doubt global warming
Researchers from Utah State University, Boston University, The George Washington University and the University of Oxford report findings from analysis of experiential basis for skepticism about climate change in the United States.
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Nanoparticle-based method shows promise in DNA vaccine delivery
Researchers have developed a novel method for delivering therapeutic molecules into cells. The method harnesses gold nanoparticles that are electrically activated, causing them to oscillate and bore holes in cells’ outer membranes and allowing key molecules — such as DNA, RNA, and proteins — to gain…
TechSpot
PCILeech attack can bypass Mac encryption passcode in seconds, vulnerability fixed in macOS 10.2.2
Last week’s macOS Sierra 10.12.2 update addressed a number of bugs, including one vulnerability disclosed just today that allowed an attacker to obtain your FileVault disk encryption password by plugging in a $300 Thunderbolt device into a locked or sleeping Mac. The flaw was discovered by security researcher…
How-To Geek
How to Enable (or Disable) Google Search in Android’s Gboard Keyboard
Google Keyboard for Android has a new name: Gboard. This puts it in line with the iOS keyboard of the same name, bringing many of its features (and more) to Android. One of Gboard’s best new features is built-in Google Search from anywhere a keyboard can be accessed (think of it as a “portable” Google…
Lifehacker
Build a Weather Monitoring Station With an Arduino
We’ve seen Raspberry Pi-powered weather stations before, but if Arduino is more your style, Instructables user Tecwyn Twmffat made one with three Arduinos.On top of the Arduinos, a ton of various components went into this project, all of which are detailed on the parts list in Tecwyn Twmffat’s post….
Man of Many
Delmare Ocean Table Brings The Sea to Your Living Room
If you’ve got a penchant for elegantly designed items with your home décor, then you’ve got at least one good reason to love the Delmare Ocean Table by the famed artist Eduard Locota. Made to emulate the look and feel of the ocean, the Delmare Ocean Table can fit in nicely with just about any style of…
SlashGear
Xbox One S Review
I’ve been using the Xbox One S for a while now, and it’s become clear that Microsoft has a winner on its hands. Not just because the device is better than its predecessor – and less expensive. The Xbox One S is better than the Xbox One, the PS4, and the PS4 Pro, not least of all because it looks … Continue…
Inside Science
In Temperate Forests, Edges Hold More Carbon than the Middles
In Temperate Forests, Edges Hold More Carbon than the Middles Finding may revise estimates of forests’ carbon-capturing prowess. Forest-and-Field-TopnTeaser.jpg Image credits: U.S. Department of Agriculture via Flickr…
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Box won’t say if it’s giving your secrets to the government
The company says it only gives up customer data when “required by applicable law.” But if it’s keeping quiet on reportable figures, should we assume the worst?
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Texas Is a Model for a More-Libertarian, More Diverse America: Avik Roy
“In Texas, the Mexicans have always been there…. There’s not this sense that Mexicans are foreigners,” says Avik Roy, Forbes opinion editor and the co-founder and president of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity (FREOPP). Roy believes Texas, a majority-minority state, offers a good…
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Trump Versus the Bureaucracy
There are a lot of hot battles to watch out for in 2017. President Trump versus Congress. President Trump versus the press. President Trump versus the Democrats. President Trump versus the Chinese, Mexico, Iran, and the Islamic State. But one of the potentially most explosive of all will be Trump versus…
PCWorld
Stingray use could be unconstitutional, finds House report
Use of cellphone spying technology has become widespread among U.S. law enforcement agencies and should be better regulated, according to a new congressional report.Not only is the FBI deploying the technology, commonly called “Stingray” after one product made by Harris Corp., but so are state and local…
WIRED
Inside LeakedSource and Its Database of 3 Billion Hacked Accounts
The anonymous and very secretive “Google of data breaches” offers a vital, if controversial, service. The post Inside LeakedSource and Its Database of 3 Billion Hacked Accounts appeared first on WIRED.
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Future Mitsubishi EVs to run on new Renault-Nissan platform, report says – Roadshow
It’s all about keeping costs low.
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How we could spot a ‘Death Star’ in real life – CNET
“Rogue One” resurrects a discussion of the Empire’s favorite planet-killing weapon. Could we detect evidence of a Death Star blast across space and time?
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DNA markers distinguish between harmless, deadly bacteria
Through a new study of the coccobacillus Francisella, researchers are working to use DNA markers to discern related but relatively harmless species as they are identified and to provide a means to distinguish them from the harmful F. tularensis.
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Why exposure to rhythmic stimulation at certain frequencies facilitate epileptic seizures
New research proposes an explanation for the occurrence of epileptic seizures as a result of the exposure to certain stimuli.
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Movement of rainforest butterflies restricted by oil palm plantations
Scientists have found that oil palm plantations, which produce oil for commercial use in cooking, food products, and cosmetics, may act as a barrier to the movement of butterflies across tropical landscapes.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
On the road to autonomy, remember the operator
Automakers and their tech partners may be looking toward a future when they can offer fully autonomous cars, but Mica Endsley, the author of the recently released Human Factors paper, “From Here to Autonomy,” contends that without considering the cognitive constraints of the driver, safety can’t be assured….
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30″ Snow Dozer With 3 Adjusted Angle Snow Blade $59.95
30″ Snow Dozer With 3 Adjusted Angle Snow Blade $59.95
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A Tectonic Shift in Predicting Earthquakes, Volcanic Hazards
A recent study by the University of Delaware’s Jessica Warren and colleagues at two other universities provides a new data set that scientists can use to define a tectonic plate and predict future earthquake and volcanic hazards, where they might occur and how deep the devastation might be.
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Investing in Fisheries Management Improves Fish Populations
Research published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that successful fisheries management can be best achieved by implementing and enforcing science-based catch or effort limits.
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Studies of one of the world’s rarest birds, the Rufous-headed Robin
Researchers have put together all known information about the endangered Rufous-headed Robin. Very few observations have been made since it was first discovered in 1905, but these researchers suggest that its distribution might be larger than previously thought.
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Alzheimer’s advance: Early stage study in mice show new drugs restore memory loss and prolong life
Breakthrough findings demonstrate a possible target and potential drug treatment to restore memory loss and extend life span in mice with neurodegeneration.
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Mimicking biological movements with soft robots
Designing a soft robot to move organically — to bend like a finger or twist like a wrist — has always been a process of trial and error. Now, researchers have developed a method to automatically design soft actuators based on the desired movement.
Digital Trends
Need a buddy to binge-watch with? Meet Atticus, the new bot from AT&T
If you’re binge-watching television, you’re probably doing it all by your lonesome, right? Really, you can’t put on your stretchy pants and hunker down with a pint — fine, gallon — of ice cream in polite company. But even if you enjoy this solitude, there’s something to be said about having a companion…
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The UK’s best house of the year is a funhouse full of tricks
Richard Murphy’s personal residence has plenty of surprises up its eaves And the Royal Institute of British Architects’ 2016 House of the Year is the Murphy House, by Richard Murphy Architects. Built as the architect’s personal residence in Edinburgh, the playful, truly whimsical home, with its eclectic…
9to5Mac
How to pair AirPods with Android, Apple TV, PC, older Macs, and more
Apple’s new AirPods are out, and first impressions are rolling in. One of the common misconceptions that arose when the AirPods were originally announced was that they could not pair with other non-Apple devices. Luckily, this just isn’t true. Apple’s W1 chip makes pairing to Apple devices incredibly…
TechCrunch
Microsoft’s plan to use machine learning to improve eyecare in India
 Competition that results in better care for people suffering from visual impairments is the right kind of competition. Following a path similar to that of Google’s DeepMind, Microsoft India announced this morning that it’s launching a new research group, the Microsoft Intelligent Network for Eyecare,…
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Buy: Boro Pillow
There’s nothing like one-of-a-kind gifts, especially when they’ve been crafted from a vintage material. That’s exactly the case with this 12″ x 12″ throw pillow, composed of 100% cotton boro patched Japanese denim. Within, one finds 95% small white…… Continue…
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Government gives green light to French drone delivery service
After two years of development and testing, a commercial drone delivery operation has officially received the government go-ahead in the south of France. The General Directorate for Civil Aviation recently granted authorization to DPDgroup, the international express subsidiary of French postal…
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O Dieselgate: VW to pay up to $1.6 billion for dirty Canadian diesels – Roadshow
That comes out to about 2.1 billion loonies, or half as many toonies.
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Google project has small name but tackles big security issue – CNET
Project Wycheproof, named after the smallest mountain in the world, lets developers quickly check their cryptographic libraries against a large number of known attacks.
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Newest EcoReco electric scooter is a big step up in personal transport
The new EcoReco Model R offers a redesigned and “ridiculously feature-rich” option for urban commutes and last-mile transportation.
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House committee calls for clear cellphone surveillance rules
Stingrays — those cellphone surveillance devices preferred by law enforcement agencies — definitely broke into the mainstream public consciousness this year. And while the word is out that law enforcement agencies from California to New York have u…
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Researchers analyze 125 compounds from oil spilled in the Gulf of Mexico to determine their longevity
The oil discharged into the Gulf of Mexico following the explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) rig in 2010 contaminated more than 1,000 square miles of seafloor. The complexity of the event has made it difficult for scientists to determine the long-term fate of oil in this ocean environment.
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Ancient skeleton to return to Native Americans for reburial
The Ancient One is going home.
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Pan-STARRS releases catalogue of 3 billion astronomical sources
The Pan-STARRS project, including astronomers at the Max Planck Institutes for Astronomy in Heidelberg and for Extraterrestrial Physics in Garching, is publicly releasing the world’s largest digital sky survey today. The catalogue is based on 4 years of observations of 3/4 of the night sky and provides…
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Study helps prove galaxy evolution theory
Everyone has a backstory, even our own Milky Way galaxy. And much like social media, the picture is not always as pretty as it appears on the current surface, says Texas A&M University astronomer Casey Papovich.
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Famous red star Betelgeuse is spinning faster than expected; may have swallowed a companion 100,000 years ago
Astronomer J. Craig Wheeler of The University of Texas at Austin thinks that Betelgeuse, the bright red star marking the shoulder of Orion, the hunter, may have had a past that is more interesting than meets the eye. Working with an international group of undergraduate students, Wheeler has found evidence…
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Apple Offering Free Next Day Shipping for the Holidays
Apple today updated its online website to announce free next-day shipping for all orders placed by 2:00 p.m. by Friday, December 23, giving last minute shoppers a chance to place orders before Christmas. Orders placed before the December 23 cut off date will arrive in time for Christmas in most cases,…
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OPEC Production Cutbacks, Oil Prices and Fracking
A couple of weeks ago, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) along with Russia agreed to cut back their crude oil production by 1.2 million barrels per day. The goal is to reduce supplies and thereby boost prices. Since the OPEC agreement, the price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI)…
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Bang & Olufsen Brass Collection
Inspired by Art Deco styling, the Bang & Olufsen Brass Collection replaces the company’s typical stainless steel and aluminum with the warm, gold hue of brass. The collection encompasses most…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
Lifehacker
Five Awkward Money Questions From Your Family and How to Handle Them
With the holiday season nearing full swing, your family time is about to be dialed up to the max—which can be great on one hand, but a bit agonizing on the other. Because let’s face it: For every relative you’re glad to catch up with, you’ve got another one asking you uncomfortable personal questions—and…
Next Big Future
Revolutionary engine maker Liquid Piston seeks commercialization partners after landing $2.5 million DARPA funding for 40HP engine that will be 30 lbs instead of conventional 2700 lbs for diesel
LiquidPiston says it is currently in negotiations with potential partners to bring its small engines to market. Shkolnik also said the engines could be used as range-extenders for mass market electric vehicles.”The engine would produce less CO2 than plugging the car into the U.S. power grid,” Shkolnik…
Digital Trends
Show your smartphone who’s boss: Gadget lets you control it by flexing muscles
Imagine being able to control your smartphone by flexing different muscles in your body. That’s the concept driving a new device called FlexR, which is currently raising funds on Kickstarter. It’s a small gadget that can be attached to any surface muscle and will then pick up on muscle contractions,…
Digital Trends
The Heacket is a heated jacket designed for outdoor lovers
We’ve seen a number of options for heated clothing pop up recently, including jackets, vests, and even boots. Once viewed as mostly a gimmick by outdoor enthusiasts, these garments have proven that the technology is not only efficient and effective, but also viable for use in demanding outdoor activities,…
Physics News
Starfish larvae create complex water whorls to eat and run
Peek into a tide pool along the shore and you may see a starfish clinging quietly to a rock. But that secure adulthood comes at the expense of a harrowing larval journey. Tiny starfish larvae …
Macworld
15% off Zeceen Metal USB Lightning Cable, Virtually Indestructible and Weather Resistant – Deal Alert
Unparalleled speed and strength. If that’s what you’re looking for in your next USB Lightning cable, then consider this one from Zeceen which is made with a sturdy Zinc alloy Connector and a high-strength yet fully flexible stainless steel jacket spring wire – a design that promises not to disintegrate…
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First use of graphene to detect cancer cells
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Nanoparticle-based method shows promise in DNA vaccine delivery
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Ultra-thin solution to primary obstacle in solid-state battery development
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Glowing Greenery Plays Music in This Magical Nocturnal Forest
Glowing Greenery Plays Music in This Magical Nocturnal Forest
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
2016 Chromebook Comparison Guide
Chromebooks – low-priced, Wi-Fi-dependent, long-lasting laptops that run on Chrome OS – make more sense than ever. They lend themselves to both student and professional use and offer easy access to cloud-based media and documents. If you’re on the market for one, here’s a close comparison of…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Room-scale VR on Oculus Rift: Serviceable in small spaces, but it’s no Vive
Until early October, Oculus hadn’t announced any plans to match the HTC Vive’s mesmerizing room-scale mode of virtual reality, where there’s no “right” way to face and your mobility is only limited by the size of your physical space. Today Oculus Rift owners finally have that option, along…
Slashdot
Google Releases Tool To Find Common Crypto Bugs
Trailrunner7 quotes a report from On the Wire: Google has released a new set of tests it uses to probe cryptographic libraries for vulnerabilities to known attacks. The tests can be used against most kinds of crypto algorithms and the company already has found 40 new weaknesses in existing algorithms….
Next Big Future
London Fog of 1952 that killed 12000 and had an especially deadly combination of larger sulfate particles and nitrogen dioxide
The Great Smog, which blanketed London for five days in December 1952, is estimated by some experts to have killed more than 12,000 people and hospitalized 150,000. Thousands of animals also died.“People have known that sulfate was a big contributor to the fog, and sulfuric acid particles were formed…
Science | Smithsonian
Once a Year, Scientific Journals Try to Be Funny. Not Everyone Gets the Joke
Holiday editions add a much-needed dose of humor to boring journal-ese. But is entertaining readers worth the risk of misleading them?
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Withings Activité Steel Activity Tracker Watch
Classic design, modern functionality.
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Snap Inc looks to land in China: Report
Camera company Snap Inc, which owns popular mobile app Snapchat, is reportedly setting up an R&D team in China, despite the app remaining inaccessible in the country due to government bans.
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Big Boss 16-Quart Oil-less Fryer $69.99
Big Boss 16-Quart Oil-less Fryer $69.99
PandoDaily
Skepticism creeps in over Snapchat’s potential blockbuster IPO
Last November, I argued Facebook’s horrible, awful, very bad, no good post-election November was to Snapchat like the Trump Campaign’s “GRAB ‘EM BY THE PUSSY!” moment was to Hillary Clinton. [Facebook’s recent scandals] all come down to trust, which has always been long been a weak spot between Facebook…
Next Big Future
Boeing get $90 million contract to develop laser pods for fighter jets through 2021
Boeing has been awarded an estimated $90 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract for the development and delivery of an experimental laser pod. The contractor will provide research and development of high energy laser technologies through the next five years.The laser pod referred…
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Nvidia’s PC Gaming Revival Kit is a huge upgrade in a box
Nvidia seems to have a new product – well, a bundle of products – that it hopes will inspire the lapsed PC gamer to join the fold again. It’s called the PC Gaming Revival Kit, and it appears to currently be geared toward Spanish-speaking European audiences.That’s at least judging by the report on VideoCardz,…
Lifehacker
Use the Binary Finger Method to Easily Count to 59,048 or Higher
If you thought you could only count to 10 using your fingers, think again. Using the binary system, you can quickly count into the tens of thousands.In this video from the TED-Ed YouTube channel, mathematician James Tanton explains how useful your fingers really are when it comes to counting. By assigning…
Digital Trends
The Cool S1 is the latest affordable collaboration between LeEco and Coolpad
China-based conglomerate LeEco has had its ups and downs. After a showy press conference in San Francisco at which it announced two new flagship smartphones (the LePro 3 and LeEco S3), a cloud-based subscription service (EcoPass), four new TVs (the LeEco uMax85 and several models of Super 4X), and an…
Gizmodo
Don’t Believe The Hype About A Driverless Society Being Just A Few Years Away
In 2009, screenwriter Charlie Kaufman spoke to a reporter about the excessive expectations that some people draw from movies. He highlighted how some hope for a life that mirrors Hollywood, and are eventually let down by reality. In the car world, autonomy is pegged as the ideal future, but will it happen…
Fast Company
AltSchool Wants Schools To Be More Like A Social Network
Everyone wants America’s education system to do better. Ex-Googler Max Ventilla has a radical idea for how to make schools work more like a social network. Ventilla’s AltSchool is building a highly-personalized education experience that gets better and cheaper as more students use it. A decade from now,…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Aerial test track to boost drone use in Africa
In the developing world, where isolated villages may be accessible only by rough roads, aerial drones can do a lot of good. With this in mind, the Government of Malawi and UNICEF have announced an initiative aimed at further developing humanitarian uses for the aircraft. They’ve established…
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Study Finds Dietary Sugar Guidelines Are Based on Low Quality Evidence
The research team identified problems with the nutritional guidelines and in particular problems with the research that supported the guidelines’ recommendations.
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10 wildest roofs of 2016
These designs are real head-turners Just as bangs, curls, or a nice man bun can dramatically change a person’s look, bold gestures atop a building can also make a heck of a statement. Indeed, 2016 has been a good year for daring roofs, covering private and public spaces alike with everything from ceramic…
Lifehacker
How To Take Control Of A Car If Your Driver Dies
A few weeks ago my coworker Mike Ballaban and I got to learn the most hardcore driving technique I can possibly imagine. We learned what to do if your driver gets killed.We went up to Team O’Neil Rally School ostensibly to do powerslides for science in a modified Ford Focus RS. Rally-style driving is…
Big Think
The Idea of Universal Basic Income Goes Back to the 16th Century
People like Thomas More, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, and Bertrand Russell have already had many of the arguments we’re having about basic income today.   Dr. Elise Klein wants to point out the conversations we’re having around Universal Basic Income (UBI) aren’t new. Great leaders and thinkers Thomas…
TechCrunch
NASA tech could track firefighters where GPS can’t reach
 In the chaotic environment of a fire or disaster area, knowing where your fellow firefighters and first responders are is of the utmost importance, but GPS and other positional tracking systems aren’t always reliable. A project from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory aims to solve this with a tracker…
VentureBeat
Expedia launches Skype bot, with Cortana skill coming soon
Travel site Expedia released a bot for Skype today, and since it was made with the Microsoft Bot Framework, the bot will be converted to work with virtual assistant Cortana. Last week, Microsoft announced the launch of the Cortana Skills Kit and software development kit to put the voice-enabled assistant…
VentureBeat
Chatbots are the DOS of AI
GUEST: Have you ever had a conversation like this? Me: I’d like to order a pizza Chatbot: What kind would you like? Me: What toppings do you have? Chatbot: I have pepperoni, sausage, Canadian bacon, ham, pineapple, mushrooms, peppers. Would you like to hear more? Me: Yes Chatbot: I also have ground…
TechCrunch
Samsung’s Gear S3 goes a little too big
 Samsung’s never shied away from going big. Big phones, big TVs, big watches. In fact, that was one of the defining characteristics for the first few generations of the Gear line, the first few of which were really more wrist-worn tablet than smartwatch. Things thankfully mellowed out a bit last year…
Mashable
26 lawmakers defend Energy Department scientists against Trump
Fallout over the Trump administration transition team’s questionnaire to Energy Department employees continues.  The team sent a 74-question inquiry to the department which included a request for detailed information on the top salaried employees at national laboratories as well as a list of civil servants…
Mashable
The Electoral College was never going to save you, despite what you wanted to believe
Talk about something often enough and the idea can become real, especially if people around you are talking about the same thing. That, in short, gives a good indication why there had been so much chatter about the possibility of the Electoral College voting against Donald Trump on Monday, even though…
Digital Trends
Commercial drone pilot certifications in the U.S. tripled in 2016, reaching nearly 23,000
Nearly 23,000 people in the U.S. are now certified to operate a drone commercially — and the number of registered drones for both consumer and commercial applications totals around 550,000. While the commercial pilot certification standards didn’t begin until the end of the summer, the number of drone…
BBC News – World
Aleppo evacuation: UN backs sending monitors
UN Security Council adopts resolution calling for monitors to observe Aleppo mass evacuations.
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Competitions: 2017 Modernism in America Awards
Registration Deadline: Apr 14, 2017; Submission Deadline Apr 14, 2017 Docomomo US invites submissions for the 2017 Modernism in America Awards. The awards celebrate the documentation, preservation and re-use of modern buildings, structures and landscapes built in the United States or on U.S. territory….
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Looking for a deleted website? You may find it here – CNET
An old church in San Francisco hosts the headquarters of the Internet Archive, the organization that has been storing all kinds of digital files for the last 20 years.
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Sony DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adapter $14.99
Sony DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adapter $14.99
Lifehacker
Ask How Employees Spend Lunch to Get a Feel for Company Culture
Company culture influences what your work life is like in many ways, which is why it’s important to find out what the company culture is like when you’re interviewing for a new job. Here’s why asking about lunch is an easy way to do so.How employees spend their lunch break is a good indicator of the…
Digital Trends
The best unlocked phones you can buy
Many people still buy their smartphones directly from a carrier with a service contract attached, but buying phones unlocked is growing in popularity. You’ll usually have to pay the full price upfront, but some companies even offer payment plans, so you can pay your phone off month by month. An unlocked…
Digital Trends
You could soon pair touchscreen devices just by pressing them together
It pretty much goes without saying that — when you consider everything from our smartphones to giant displays like the Microsoft Surface Hub — there are more touch-sensitive displays around than ever. But how do you easily pair them in a way that fits with the goal of achieving increasingly connected…
Mashable
In farewell interview, Obama gets real on Trump, Russia and race relations
With only about a month until Trump’s inauguration, the clock is ticking on your chance to hear thoughts and reflections from Barack Obama as POTUS. Sooner than we’d like to admit we’ll be hearing from our country’s leader mostly via Twitter and likely with spelling mistakes. SEE ALSO: The Obamas sent…
TechCrunch
New York City brings smartphone payments to metered parking
 Starting this week, metered parking spots in midtown Manhattan are going mobile with a new system that lets drivers pay via smartphone. The new ParkNYC app is tied to a car’s license plate number, working along the lines of an EZPass. Drivers enter their parking zone and the amount of time they’re parking…
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Campaign 2016 Comes to a Suitably Strange End As Ron Paul, Faith Spotted Eagle, Bernie Sanders, John Kasich, and Colin Powell Pick Up Votes in the Electoral College
The Electoral College voted today, bringing the weirdest election in generations to a suitably strange end. The final tally: 304 votes for Donald Trump, 227 for Hillary Clinton, three for Colin Powell, one for Ron Paul, one for Bernie Sanders, one for John Kasich, and one for anti-DAPL activist Faith…
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Facebook’s Safety Check activated after deadly Berlin crash – CNET
Police encourage those near the site where at least nine died to use the social media giant’s feature to let people know they are safe.
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Florida court says password disclosure not protected by Fifth Amendment
Ruling contradicts earlier cases, could have broader implications for digital age, recognized data-protection methods
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Asus Zenbook UX301LA Intel Core i7-5500U 13″ 2560×1440 Touch 256GB SSD Laptop $699
Asus Zenbook UX301LA Intel Core i7-5500U 13″ 2560×1440 Touch 256GB SSD Laptop $699
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Nigerian man charged in hacking of 108 LA county employee emails
It might not quite rival last week’s revelation that up to one billion Yahoo accounts had been hacked in 2013, but it’ll be news to anybody who contacted local government officials in Los Angeles. A Nigerian national has been charged with hacking LA…
Big Think
What Makes NASA One of the Best Places to Work?
It’s not just the dope suits. A review says leadership plays a huge role at both the agency level and executive branch. Read More
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US-Mexico Border Wall Could Be Made From Shipping Containers
US-Mexico Border Wall Could Be Made From Shipping Containers
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Discoveries from largest genome-wide study of chronic liver disease
A study of unprecedented scale has led researchers to identify four previously unknown genetic risk locations for primary sclerosing cholangitis, a liver disease that lacks effective medical therapy. A new article highlights the undertaking, which is the largest genome-wide association study of primary…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Barramundi populations at risk from acid oceans
Wild barramundi populations are likely to be at risk under ocean acidification, a new study has found. The study is the first to show that even freshwater fish, which only spend a small portion of their lifecycle in the ocean, are likely to be seriously affected under the higher carbon dioxide levels…
Lifehacker
How To Stop On Snow With ABS Brakes
Anti-lock brakes are a godsend for everyday driving, but what happens when you’re driving on a snow-covered road this winter? Does ABS actually help you stop any better? Well, it does and it doesn’t. It turns out you do need some technique.The trick, as Team O’Neil Rally School founder Tim O’Neil explains,…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Studies refute hypothesis on what caused abrupt climate change thousands of years ago
Two new studies refute the hypothesis that one or more comets/bolides struck North America approximately 12,900 years ago triggering rapid climate change and the start of the Younger Dryas period.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Ancient Chinese malaria remedy fights TB
A centuries-old herbal medicine, discovered by Chinese scientists and used to effectively treat malaria, has been found to potentially aid in the treatment of tuberculosis and may slow the evolution of drug resistance.
Mashable
Turkey’s internet censorship is starting to look like China’s ‘Great Firewall’
The Turkish government is strengthening its already tight grip on the country’s internet.   In the past, government officials have blocked Twitter, Facebook and other social networks where Turkish residents often discuss politics. These blocks have no doubt been maddening for many, but savvy internet…
Jetson Green
Use Solar Power to Grill Your Burgers This Summer
The SolSource, made by the firm One Earth Designs, has been around for awhile and they made quite a few waves a few years ago with their three-in-one solar gadget, which uses solar power to cook food, generate electricity and purify water. The latest version of the device they’re offering is just a…
BBC News – World
Codeine becomes prescription-only medicine in Australia
Painkillers containing codeine will need a prescription in Australia from 2018 amid concerns over misuse.
FiveThirtyEight
The Electoral College Has Become Another Partisan Issue
For the past half century, a majority of voters have consistently told pollsters that they’d like to amend the Constitution to scrap the Electoral College and award the presidency to the winner of the most popular votes nationwide. But since Hillary Clinton won the national popular vote and Donald Trump…
FiveThirtyEight
Politics Podcast: Looking Back On 2016
 Subscribe: iTunes |ESPN App |Download |RSS |New to podcasts?The FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast takes a moment to look back on an unexpected year. The team also discusses a move by North Carolina’s legislature to limit the incoming Democratic governor’s authority, and they assess the future of Midwest…
PCWorld
The 7 all-seeing cameras of the 2016 Cadillac CT6
Cadillac’s made a sumptuous spy carImage by Melissa RiofrioCall it a spy car. The 2016 Cadillac CT6 is already turning heads because of its new Omega platform and its sumptuous appointments. But there’s more: Embedded between the sleek exterior sheetmetal and the buttery leather interior are seven cameras…
Lifehacker
Most Popular Featured Bags of 2016
Each week we take a peek inside the bags, briefcases, and backpacks of others. Let’s take a look back at some of this years most popular satchels.Mr. Robot’s Mobile Hacking Go BagBesides containing copious amounts of drugs, Elliot Alderson’s backpack is stuffed full of phones, lock picks, and all sorts…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Via eyes or noses? How young children use sensory cues to guide social decisions
Children begin using olfactory information to help guide their responses to emotionally-expressive faces at about age five, research shows. These findings advance understanding of how children integrate different types of sensory information to direct their social behavior.
Next Big Future
Cern uses lasers to analyze antimatter
Scientists at Cern have found a new way to unlock the secrets of antimatter.In a major technological advance, physicists shone a laser on trapped anti-atoms to detect whether they behaved any differently to atoms.The work could shed light on one of the enduring mysteries about antimatter.Although the…
Digital Trends
Microsoft releases HoloJS, allowing JavaScript developers to make HoloLens apps
Most people are probably familiar with Microsoft’s HoloLens as strictly a piece of futuristic augmented reality hardware. They may not be aware that a key component of Microsoft’s augmented reality is an underlying application development platform called Windows Holographic. Windows Holographic is an…
Digital Trends
Igloohome’s Smart Keybox lets you control access to your property from afar
What if you could control access to your property from any location? There’s no longer a reason for you to be tied up just to give someone access to a vacation rental, Airbnb, or other property with Igloohome’s Smart Keybox. You can grant property access to renters, guests, friends, service or delivery…
Man of Many
Let Kodak Care For Your Child with its Baby Monitoring System
Let Kodak take care of your little one. As you would expect from Kodak, there is HD video quality and a 180-degree whole nursery view. Other features include crystal-clear two-way digital audio, automatic night vision, a touchless night light and sleep tracking. There’s also a detachable USB video camera…
HiConsumption
Columbia Canuk Titanium Boots
Newly announced boots that combine the best of Columbia’s winter tech.
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BMW Orion Streamliner
An aerodynamic concept motorcycle that looks straight from Tron Legacy.
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Samsung claims sleek new laptops are lightest on market, at just 1.8lbs
Enlarge (credit: Samsung) Samsung may not be keeping its PC division around too much longer—the company stopped selling PCs in Europe a few years ago, and rumors abound that it wants to sell the division to Lenovo. But, for now, the company is still making PCs, and, ahead of CES, Samsung has announced…
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Cellular reprogramming turns back the aging clock in mice
This cartoon depicts turning back the aging clock through cellular regeneration of progeria mice (credit: Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte Lab/Salk Institute) Salk Institute scientists have extended the average lifespan of live mice by 30 percent, according to a study published December 15 in Cell. They…
Digital Trends
IK Multimedia iLoud Micro Monitors review
While the quality of sound cards, portable recording interfaces, and digital-to-analog converters has steadily increased over the years, on-the-go musicians and serious listeners have still mostly been confined to headphones to get an accurate representation of their favorite works. That’s something…
Digital Trends
Need to book a trip? Just have an Expedia chatbot help you through Skype
You make plans with your friends and family members via Skype, so why not loop in the most important person of all? Your travel agent. On Monday, Expedia launched a new chatbot, this one on the video chatting platform. Promising to be “the first bot experience on Skype to connect a traveler to a call…
Mashable
An absolute GENIUS rigged an ice machine to dispense pizza rolls
Whoever did this is a genius. Like, Einstein-level genius. Seriously, you are about to flip. Someone – who is probably at least 50 percent a supernatural being – rigged a fridge to dispense frozen pizza rolls. Yup.  Just place a plate underneath, let the frozen pizza bites flow, microwave, and…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Showtime: The year’s best sports cars
Tightening emissions regulations aside, this year has been an exceptional one for sports cars. From screaming flat-sixes to thunderous twin-turbos, classic convertibles to cutting-edge coupes, there’s been something for gear heads of all persuasions to drool over. Check out some of the best…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Poignancy, puzzles and Pokémon: The best games of 2016
It’s been a pretty solid year for video games. PC players got their new gold standard in the form of the Nvidia GTX 1080 graphics card, Microsoft and Sony slimmed down the Xbox One and PS4, respectively, while Sony also released a beefed-up PlayStation 4 Pro and surpassed 50 million PS4’s sold….
BBC News – World
Prostate cancer laser treatment ‘truly transformative’
Surgeons describe a new treatment for early stage prostate cancer as “truly transformative”.
Slashdot
Solar Is Top Source of New Capacity On the US Grid In 2016
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The U.S. electric grid continued to transform in 2016. No new coal plants were added, and solar became the top new source of generating capacity. Combined with wind, a small bit of hydro, and the first nuclear plant added to the grid in decades,…
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Florino – Flexible Friendly Flower Vase
This friendly vase has flexible arms and legs that let you place it in any position you want.Click Here For Complete Details
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32 Indoor Picnic Table Ideas For A Relaxed Feel
We all love picnics in the sun, in the spring and summer but what if you want that laid-back picnic feel all year round? Place an indoor table in your kitchen or dining area indoors! Whether the table is a replica of your favorite outdoor seating or you opt for a modern upgrade with sleek style, you…
Physics News
Cool image: Adding color to the gray world of electron microscopy
VentureBeat
How ticketing giant Fandango is positioning itself to make money off Messenger (VB Live)
VB LIVE: Facebook’s long-term plan: make Messenger the center of users’ lives. Your short-term plan: start positioning yourself to take advantage of this revolution in messenger tech innovation. Register for this free VB Live event now and learn how you can monetize Messenger. Register here for free….
VentureBeat
Samsung reportedly plans April launch for the Galaxy S8 in New York
Samsung is planning to eschew its usual February launch of the latest Galaxy S flagship, according to a report in Korean publication Naver (via SamMobile), opting instead to bump the introduction back to April. And whereas the launch event is usually held in Barcelona, Spain to coincide with the industry’s…
VentureBeat
Holiday shopping out of control? There’s a chatbot for that
GUEST: Bots have exploded in 2016, so it’s no surprise they’re expected to be one of the transformative technologies of 2017. Citibank recently revealed the bot economy is expanding much more quickly than the app economy ever did. As the technology matures, bots have great potential to make our day-to-day…
VentureBeat
Yahoo killed Radar, its chatbot-like mobile travel assistant
Last summer, Yahoo launched a mobile travel assistant app called Yahoo Radar as a way to streamline your next vacation. The idea was to not only offer an alternative to Kayak, TripIt, and TripAdvisor, but to do it in a slightly different way, leveraging artificial intelligence and chatbots to do the…
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Here are 3 things Mark Zuckerberg learned from building an AI for his home
Putting our goals of reading a certain number of books or running a half-marathon in perspective, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s self-imposed challenge for 2016 was to build himself an AI to help automate his home.Now that the year is coming to a close (sighs of relief all around, we’re sure), Zuckerberg…
Digital Trends
Under Armour announces new running shoes with tracking and other smart features
These days, runners are using technology to understand much more about their performance and their recovery. Under Armour has announced three new running shoes that will not only track your run, but offer insight into muscle fatigue before a workout. Powering these smart shoes is Under Armour’s MapMyRun…
Digital Trends
Your next package might be delivered by a UPS eBike
If you live in the Portland metropolitan area, you may have seen UPS’ latest innovation, the delivery ebike. For nearly a month, this electrically-assisted tricycle has been delivering packages around the city. This ebike is the newest way UPS plans to cut down on its emissions. As city populations…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
El Niño fueled Zika outbreak, new study suggests
A change in weather patterns, brought on by the ‘Godzilla’ El Niño of 2015, fueled the Zika outbreak in South America, researchers report.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Culture not a factor in management styles globally
One theory argues that 50 percent of managers’ differences in their reactions to various situations are explained by cultural differences. Now, a new study has determined that culture plays little or no part in leaders’ management of their employees. This finding could impact how managers are trained…
Mashable
This interactive map helps shoppers find black-owned businesses
For anyone looking to support black-owned businesses this holiday shopping season, a new online guide is making them much easier to find. The eponymous activist organization behind the Black Lives Matter movement is partnering with New York ad agency J. Walter Thompson to create a nationwide interactive…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Researchers estimate 10,000 metric tons of plastic enter Great Lakes every year
A new study that inventories and tracks high concentrations of plastic in the Great Lakes could help inform cleanup efforts and target pollution prevention. Researchers found that nearly 10,000 metric tons — or 22 million pounds — of plastic debris enter the Great Lakes every year from the United States…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Researchers caution parents to prevent electrical cord burns to the mouth
With millions of Americans decorating their homes for the holidays, tangles of extension cords and electrical wires are a common sight. Researchers have estimated more than 1,000 injuries in children caused by oral electrical burns were reported in emergency rooms from 1997 to 2012. The researchers caution…
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Oral vaccine against Salmonella developed
A vaccine against salmonella poisoning, designed to be taken by mouth, has now been developed by researchers.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Nutrition data review shows red meat has neutral effect on cardiovascular disease risk factors
Consuming red meat in amounts above what is typically recommended does not affect short-term cardiovascular disease risk factors, such as blood pressure and blood cholesterol, according to a new review.
Popular Science
EmDrive: China claims success with this ‘reactionless’ engine for space travel
Blog: Eastern Arsenal NASA also has high hopes for the theoretical engine China announces that it’s already testing the EmDrive, a completely electric space engine, out in space, and has big plans for the tech.
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Patients treated by female doctors less likely to die than patients treated by men, new study shows
Elderly patients are less likely to die or to be readmitted to to the hospital when they’re treated by a female physician than by a male physician, according to new research. It’s yet another reason why it’s ridiculous for male doctors to out-earn female docs by an average of $20,000 each year. And…
Digital Trends
Not sure if Amazon Prime is right for you? Here is everything you need to know
For those who shop often on Amazon, they may be asking themselves: Is an Amazon Prime account worth signing up for? The company’s subscription service costs $99 a year ($11 on month-to-month basis), but it offers a multitude of benefits that may very well offset the price of admission. Here’s everything…
Digital Trends
Facebook thinks its new colored backgrounds will make you post more statuses
Facebook may be busy preparing for a video-centric future, but it also wants you to resort to using traditional text to express yourself. To that extent, the company is launching a new customization feature that lets you change the background color that appears behind your status. The feature, which…
National Geographic News
Our 10 Favorite Animal Videos of 2016
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Saving Cambodia’s Ancient Silk Legacy
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Inside America’s Shocking WWII Propaganda Machine
GearBest Blog
Lowest price for Xiaomi Air Laptop in 2016 !
At the end of 2016, gearbest.com give you a big surprise: Xiaomi Air 13 Laptop sold at $779.99 , and Xiaomi Air 12 sold at $559.99 , it is the lowest price in 2016. Compare with its price and performance,it is a very good deal you can ever meet! If you look for the tablets, these 2 also have a biggest…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
hamonic + masson completes gold-colored ‘urban dock’ residences in bordeaux
the scheme forms part of ‘bassins à flot’, a major 162 hectare development laid out by nicolas michelin. The post hamonic + masson completes gold-colored ‘urban dock’ residences in bordeaux appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
DiscoveryNews
Nonaddictive Opioid Alternatives Could Come From Chili Peppers
Nonaddictive Opioid Alternatives Could Come From Chili Peppers
Mashable
How the murder of a Russian official went massively viral on Facebook
Warning: This post contains a graphic image that some readers may find disturbing. If you have an iconic image on your hands, forget the front page: You’re posting it on Facebook. That’s exactly what the Associated Press did Monday, shortly after the assassination of Andrey G. Karlov, the Russian ambassador…
Latest news
Dump innovation patents and apply safe harbour to all online services: Productivity Commission
In its report on Australia’s intellectual property arrangements, the Productivity Commission has said innovation patents should be dumped.
Latest news
Fear, pain and loathing as Reliance Jio tries to throttle the competition
The entire telecom industry in India is headed for a slowdown thanks to rock-bottom rates in an environment that already is witnessing flat data revenues.
Digital Trends
The Golden Globes red carpet pre-show will be live-streamed on Twitter
Twitter is partnering with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and Dick Clark Productions to live-stream the Golden Globes red carpet pre-show. The elaborate lead-up to the awards ceremony sees the stars arrive, take questions, and pose for the cameras. This year’s two-hour pre-show event…
Mises Institute
Europe’s War on Tobacco
Tags A A Corporate WelfareFree MarketsTaxes and SpendingHome | Feed | Blog.rssEurope’s War on Tobacco Political Theory 0 Views 2 hours agoGovernments worldwide crack down on the consumption of tobacco. We know that smoking is bad for one’s health, but governments manage to create a…
DudeLiving
AV-8 Hawker Hurricane Watch Review
  The AV-8 Hawker Hurricane watch series   Dude Living is here to tell you about the latest in quality man gear for the discerning modern gentleman. Watches are one of those timeless accessory peaces for men that sets you apart from the rest. Having disused the best watches under $500 previously, its…
VentureBeat
Democrats are 3 times more likely to unfriend you on social media, survey says
This year’s bitter presidential election has caused a rift in online relationships. According to a new survey, 13% of Americans reported blocking or unfriending a “friend” on social media because of their political postings But the results of the study, carried out by the non-partisan Public Religion…
VentureBeat
Mac Pro is ‘very likely dead’, developer Marco Arment says
Apple chief executive Tim Cook today addressed concerns about the state of Mac desktop hardware inside the company, following the release earlier this year of a refreshed MacBook Pro but no new Mac desktops. Cook’s message is clear: Apple does not intend to stop making desktop computers, despite how…
VentureBeat
Secondary market for shares in pre-IPO unicorns is booming
(Reuters) – After the debacle that preceded the initial public offering of Facebook in 2012, when the company’s stock changed hands at wildly varying prices and with little oversight, the market in secondary trading in shares of hot startups has made a strong comeback. Regulators and the startups themselves…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
CERN zaps antimatter with lasers to study its spectrum for the first time
Matter’s mysterious twin, antimatter, has become slightly less mysterious, thanks to new research at the CERN particle physics lab in Switzerland. Scientists working on the ALPHA experiment, which makes, captures and studies antimatter atoms, have zapped antihydrogen atoms with lasers to measure…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
The oddest inventions of 2016
Some ideas are ahead of their time, some might have to wait an eternity. We’re not entirely sure which camp the following fearless forays into the realm of invention fit into, but they definitely get our nod for being among the quirkiest and in many cases, puzzling, gadgets to come to our attention…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Maiden flight for Gulfstream G600 business jet
Gulfstream Aerospace’s long-cabin, twin-engine G600 business jet has taken to the air for the first time, kicking off its flight-test program. According to Gulfstream, the test flight went off without a hitch with test pilots Scott Martin and Todd Abler at the controls supported by Flight Test…
Gear Patrol
5 Questions With a Master of Minimalist Watch Design
The creator of the Metro Datum Gangreserve — one of our grail watches, and a Red Dot winner. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
The Best Backpacks to Buy Now
These are the 23 best backpacks to carry everywhere, every day. …Read More »
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100+ Holiday Gifts Under $50
Small cost, big reward. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
This Year, Switch to an All-In-One Desktop
Smartphone + computer = all you need. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
How to Get Reimbursed for a Delayed Flight
AirHelp files claims with airlines to earn you compensation for delayed flights. Just in time for holiday travel insanity… …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Can Technology Save American Farming from Itself?
Two drought-plagued states — California and Arizona — produce over 99 percent of America’s lettuce. This startup wants to change that. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
With Navdy, Heads-Up Display Comes to Every Car
The next generation of car navigation. …Read More »
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Poler Stuff’s New Bags Are Your Perfect Travel and Adventure Companions
Built from ultra-durable Dyneema ripstop, Poler Stuff’s new Orange Label bags are built to go anywhere. …Read More »
BBC News – World
China returns seized underwater US drone
A US underwater drone seized by China last week has been returned, both sides confirm.
Gear Patrol
Deals of Note: December 20, 2016
How to save on a Volcom button-up shirt, a Dakine snowboard bag and an award-winning novel. …Read More »
Gear Patrol
Today in Gear: December 20, 2016
A simplified winter jacket, a three-pack of masculine solid cologne, a Timex watch collab and much more. …Read More »
Next Big Future
Bladerunner 2049 teaser trailer
The original Bladerunner was one of my favorite movies and it had a very interesting vision of the future.Now there is the sequel coming Oct 6, 2017.Read more »
BBC News – World
Italy seeks 20bn euros for banks as Monte dei Paschi flounders
Italy is seeking parliamentary approval to borrow up to €20bn (£17bn) to support its banking sector.
Discover Magazine
Greenland Sharks Can Live 500 Years and Counting
Scientists decipher the ages of Greenland sharks using radiocarbon dating.
Discover Magazine
New Law Lets EPA Ban Toxic Chemicals
Regulating carcinogens is now a priority.
Discover Magazine
A Dark Milky Way
Astronomers spot a galaxy that’s 99.99 percent dark matter.
Discover Magazine
Poster Critter for Climate Change
Climate change claims its first species.
Discover Magazine
A Happy Feat for Antarctica
The Ross Sea Marine Protected Area will be the world’s largest marine reserve.
Discover Magazine
Carbon Dioxide and the New Stone Age
Turning pollution into stone.
Discover Magazine
Ancient Monkey Teeth Change Evolutionary Timeline
New research reveals a previously unknown monkey species.
Discover Magazine
Shivery Science in the South Pole
Scientists at the South Pole investigate the Big Bang, Earth’s atmospheric chemistry and more.
The Green Head – Finds Cool New Stuff!
Peppermint Twist Candy Snow Tube
This festively refreshing inflatable snow tube is shaped like a gigantic old-fashioned peppermint twist candy. dddddddClick Here For Complete Details
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Cuba tries offering home internet access
It’s all well and good that Google is offering faster access to its services in Cuba, but there’s a glaring problem: most Cubans have to go out of their way to use them. Home internet access isn’t an option, so most residents have to either crowd around public WiFi hotspots or sit down at an internet…
Digital Trends
Twitter may soon roll out an alert feature to keep news junkies up to speed
Twitter has conducting limited testing of breaking-news alerts for several months, but it seems the company is now trialing the feature more widely, suggesting it could be offered to all users before long. For example, a number of Twitter users received a breaking news alert to their smartphone regarding Monday…
Cool Tools
Cool Tools Complete 2016 Holiday Gift Guide
There is still enough time to buy cool tools as gifts and have them arrive before Christmas. Here’s our complete list of gift ideas for 2016. (And here’s Boing Boing’s complete gift guide, too.) Happy Holidays! I started trying some of the ceramic coated pans a few years back and have found one to…
PCWorld
Privacy groups complain to FTC over Google’s ‘deceptive’ policy change
Privacy groups have complained to the Federal Trade Commission that Google is encroaching on user privacy through a policy change in June that allows it to combine personally-identifiable information with browsing data collected by its DoubleClick digital advertising service.The complaint by Consumer…
Slashdot
Filmmaker Installed Security Software On a Decoy Phone To Spy On Smartphone Thieves
An anonymous reader writes from a report via The Verge: Dutch film student Anthony van der Meer had the unfortunate pleasure of having his phone stolen while having lunch in Amsterdam. Unsatisfied with the response from the Amsterdam police, who register an average of 300 stolen phones per week, Meer…
Brain Pickings
Physicist David Bohm on Creativity
“No really creative transformation can possibly be effected by human beings … unless they are in the creative state of mind that is generally sensitive to the differences that always exist between the observed fact and any preconceived ideas, however noble, beautiful, and magnificent they may seem to…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
‘There was nothing we could do to stop it,’ says Berlin carnage witness
The Berlin evening air was cool, the mulled wine warm and festive spirits high. Then, suddenly, chaos: A truck ploughed into the Christmas market, making no obvious attempt to stop, and smashing revellers in its path.
SlashGear
Facebook Messenger joins the group video chat, 3D masks game
Remember the days when you’d juggle half a dozen communication services just to keep up with family and friends? Well, those good old days are back with even more messaging apps and services offering nearly the same set of features. Their only difference is that some of your friends may or may not be…
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Now the Xbox One Elite gamepad is even more customizable
Sure, the Xbox One Elite gamepad is tailored to however you want to use it. But if you’d rather have a controller that wasn’t the standard black and grey, you’d have to opt for the hideous Gears of War 4 edition’s stylings. Thankfully, that’s no longer the case. Over a year later, Microsoft and Scuf…
Next Big Future
DARPA aims for personal mobile ultra low frequency radio for transmitting devices to communicate through water and soil instead of 2000 acre transmission complexes using megawatts of power
A DARPA project could enable radio to be transmitted through water and rock. Radio frequency signals hit veritable and literal walls when they encounter materials like water, soil, and stone, which can block or otherwise ruin those radio signals. This is why scuba buddies rely on sign language and there…
MakeUseOf
Tuesday Deals: Countdown To Christmas – Four Days To Go! [UK]
If you feel like this festive season has passed you by in a blur – you aren’t alone. In case you need a bit of additional help in getting together some Christmas essentials – ranging from last minute stocking fillers, wrapping paper, and sticky tape – then we have you covered. Also, today is your friendly…
MakeUseOf
A Nifty Way to Discover New Content on YouTube
With hundreds of hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute, there’s a lot of great content you might be missing out on. You can subscribe to specific users to make sure you don’t miss out on their content, but what about users you aren’t even aware of? YouTube actually makes it possible to subscribe…
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MH370 officials: Crash site could be north of search area
A team of international investigators hunting for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 said Tuesday it has concluded the plane is unlikely to be found in a stretch of the Indian Ocean search crews have been combing for two years, and may instead have crashed in an area farther to the north.
Next Big Future
Grid of nitrogen vacancies created in diamond using femtosecond lasers and grid can make quantum computers or magnetic sensors for imaging magnetic fields
Femtosecond laser writing of vacancies into diamond can be used to produce optically coherentNV−color centers at desired locations. The submicrometer positioning accuracy achieved is sufficient for placing NV−centers in optical structures such as multimode waveguides and whispering gallery resonators…
Next Big Future
Longer lasting superconducting qubits created
An international team of scientists has succeeded in making further improvements to the lifetime of superconducting quantum circuits. An important prerequisite for the realization of high-performance quantum computers is that the stored data should remain intact for as long as possible. The researchers,…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Lidar helps scientists study plankton cycles
Corvallis, Ore. (UPI) Dec 19, 2016 Improved lidar technologies are helping scientists better understand the drivers of plankton boom-bust cycles. New analysis suggest the push and pull between plankton and predators is stronger than previously thought. “It’s really important for us to understand…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
China charges 10 in power plant collapse killed 74
Shanghai (AFP) Dec 19, 2016 China has charged 10 people over a power plant collapse that killed 74 last month, state media reported Monday, after first detaining 13 in the immediate aftermath of the accident. A platform more than 70 metres (230 feet) high in a cooling tower at the Ganneng Fengcheng…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
A small change with a large impact
Kiel, Germany (SPX) Dec 20, 2016 The uptake of fossil fuel carbon dioxide (CO2) by the ocean increases seawater acidity and causes a decline in carbonate ion concentrations. This process, termed ocean acidification, makes it energetically more costly for calcifying organisms to form their calcareous…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Floods kill 24 in Vietnam, more rains expected
Hanoi (AFP) Dec 19, 2016 Days of unseasonably torrential rains have killed at least 24 people in central Vietnam, authorities said on Monday, inundating swathes of the region including the tourist draw town of Hoi An. Vietnam regularly experiences tropical storms and heavy downpours but it is…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Seafloor maps provide new data on 2015 eruption at Axial Seamount
San Francisco CA (SPX) Dec 20, 2016 Axial Seamount, a large underwater volcano about 470 kilometers (290 miles) offshore of the Oregon coast, is one of the most active volcanoes in the world-and one of the most intensively studied. Three research papers, to be published this week, describe a large…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Seizing environmental opportunities under a Trump presidency
Brisbane, Australia (SPX) Dec 20, 2016 Australian, South African and US researchers say that although the environmental movement is in shock at US President-elect Donald Trump’s election victory and its implications, it is not all doom and gloom. “The environmental movement should proactively…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Climate report says 2016 on pace to be hottest year yet
Miami (AFP) Dec 19, 2016 A monthly global climate report by US government scientists Monday offered more evidence that 2016 is likely to be the warmest year in modern times, as sea ice at both poles hit record lows. Climate scientists say the continued burning of fossil fuels is spewing greenhouse…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Outdoor recreation in protected areas negatively impacts wildlife
Fort Collins CO (SPX) Dec 20, 2016 It’s a good thing to explore the great outdoors. But a new study led by Colorado State University and the Wildlife Conservation Society found that recreation activities in protected areas are impacting wildlife. More often than not, the impact appears in negative…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
five different studios present proposals for winery inside a cave in italy
practices including muller van severen, francesco librizzi studio visualize a three-floor winery inside a ‘sasso’, a cave house carved into the rock in the UNESCO city of matera. The post five different studios present proposals for winery inside a cave in italy appeared first on designboom | architecture…
The Next Web
5 ways to skyrocket your content marketing in 2017
Content marketing is a powerful marketing technique that can help your business succeed in the online space. It helps you establish your business as an authority on a topic, increases traffic to your website, helps your business reach new customers and much more! If you intend on using content marketing…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Australia and France sign deal to build 12 submarines
Australia and France signed an agreement Tuesday to build the world’s largest diesel-electric submarines in the Australian industrial town of Adelaide.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Japan culling 122,000 more birds for avian flu
Japan began killing about 122,000 farm birds on Tuesday to contain another outbreak of a highly contagious strain of avian flu, officials said.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
California officials challenge fracking off coastline
California’s chief prosecutor and an environmental commission on Monday filed a lawsuit challenging an assessment by federal authorities that clears the way for hydraulic fracturing off the state’s coast.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
The fight to save Earth’s smallest rhino in Sumatra’s jungles
Deep from within the Indonesian jungle a solitary, seldom seen forest giant emerges from the undergrowth.
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Lockheed Martin to continue ICBM sustainment for U.S. Air Force
King Of Prussia, Pa. (UPI) Dec 15, 2016 Lockheed Martin has received $60 million in contracts to sustain and modernize intercontinental ballistic missile re-entry systems for the U.S. Air Force. The agreement is comprised of a new contract in addition to an extended second contract. The company…
BBC News – World
Russian ambassador killing: Investigators sent to Turkey by Moscow
Moscow is sending investigators to Turkey following the killing of the Russian ambassador in Ankara.
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Moore Foundation provides libraries with a millione solar-eclipse viewers
Denver CO (SPX) Dec 20, 2016 The Space Science Institute was awarded a grant from the Moore Foundation that will provide 1.26 million solar viewing glasses and other resources for 1,500 public libraries across the nation. They will serve as centers for eclipse education and viewing for their communities….
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Ceres Offers Insight Into Prospects For Life in Early Solar System
Moffett Field CA (SPX) Dec 21, 2016 Ceres, the largest body in the main asteroid belt, is pocketed with cold, dark craters, several of which are layered in ice, raising the prospects that this frigid dwarf planet once had perhaps an ocean’s worth of liquid water early in its history when the Solar…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Are planets like those in ‘Star Wars
Pasadena CA (JPL) Dec 20, 2016 In the “Star Wars” universe, ice, ocean and desert planets burst from the darkness as your ship drops out of light speed. But these worlds might be more than just science fiction. Some of the planets discovered around stars in our own galaxy could be very similar…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Russia, China Making Progress in Synchronization of GLONASS, BeiDou Systems
Moscow (Sputnik) Dec 21, 2016 Russia and China have achieved a significant progress in the synchronization of GLONASS and BeiDou navigation systems, Roscosmos head Igor Komarov said Monday. “We have achieved a considerable progress in the field of cooperation… on the harmonization and synchronization…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
A hardware-based approach for real world collaborative multi-robots
London, UK (SPX) Dec 16, 2016 Technological revolution means robots no longer are the song of the future. The Governor of the Bank of England predicts today that up to half of British workforce face redundancy in the imminent ‘second machine age’. No wonder, the research of multi-robot systems generates…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
US ground forces communication with Space-Based IR Satellites
Washington DC (Sputnik) Dec 19, 2016 The US military tested the latest version of the ground-based Joint Tactical Ground System (JTAGS) that communicates with space-based infrared satellites, the Army said in a press release. “Military operational testers recently conducted the first operational…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
NASA Satellite Servicing Office Becomes a Projects Division
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Dec 21, 2016 Since 2009, the Satellite Servicing Capabilities Office (SSCO) has been building upon the heritage of satellite servicing and repair that began with NASA’s successful servicing of the Hubble Space Telescope. Recently, SSCO became the Satellite Servicing Projects…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Is War in Space Inevitable? Maybe Not
McLean VA (SPX) Dec 16202016 The picture is one of chaos: highway traffic snarled, bank ATMs and the world’s stock exchanges slowed and disabled, smartphones rendered dumb, air traffic grounded, communications slowed or stopped, military capability turned back in time a half century. This is a scenario…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Microlensing Study Suggests Most Common Outer Planets Likely Neptune-mass
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Dec 20, 2016 A new statistical study of planets found by a technique called gravitational microlensing suggests that Neptune-mass worlds are likely the most common type of planet to form in the icy outer realms of planetary systems. The study provides the first indication of the…
SlashGear
NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV to come in 2 sizes, new controller
Android Wear isn’t the only Android “spin off” whose existence is now held in doubt. In fact, some might say that Android TV never really took off in the first place. NVIDIA, however, seems unfazed by that opinion. Our anonymous source called it earlier this month and now various leaks are confirming…
MakeUseOf
How to Shoot, Edit, and Sell Your Photos With One App
You can earn a living with your DSLR. But can you earn a living with your smartphone camera? Camera technology has been at the heart of smartphones. And today, there are smartphones like the Google Pixel, iPhone 7, and Galaxy S7 that can turn you into a professional-grade photographer. But creativity…
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DR Congo opposition leader calls for peaceful resistance amid Kabila protests
Opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi called on the Congolese people to peacefully resist President Joseph Kabila after Kabila stayed in power on Tuesday despite the expiration of his constitutional mandate.
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Largest digital survey of the sky mapped billions of stars
An international team of astronomers have released two petabytes of data from the Pan-STARRS project that’s also known as the “world’s largest digital sky survey.” Two petabytes of data, according to the team, is equivalent to any of the following: a…
The Verge – All Posts
Minecraft is now available on Apple TV for $19.99
Is Minecraft the Most Available game ever? It seems like it’s out on pretty much every major platform going, and this week added yet another: Apple TV. Minecraft: Apple TV Edition costs $19.99, and comes bundled with a number of DLC packs, including the Holiday 2015, Town Folk, and City Folk skin packs,…
inStash
This Rugged Keychain Could Very Well Save Your Life
While at first look the exceptionally rugged keychain pictured above (and below) appears to be just a simple keychain, it also holds a secret. You see, this … Read More
Discover Magazine
For Our Own Good, Let There Be Dark
What happens when lights at night mess with our circadian rhythms — and health.
Discover Magazine
A Leg Up on Arachnid Evolution
Insights into the sequential order of spider evolution.
Digital Trends
Twitter, Facebook, Google being sued by families of Orlando nightclub victims
A new lawsuit filed against Twitter, Facebook, and Google claims the companies provided “material support” to the Islamic State group, which led to the radicalization of Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen. The families of three victims of the tragic shooting — Tevin Crosby, Juan Ramon Guerrero, and…
Big Think
A Swedish Billionaire Will Award $5 Million For Reimagining Global Governance
We urgently need fresh new thinking in order to address the scale and gravity of today’s global challenges, which have outgrown the present system’s ability to handle them. Read More
BBC News – World
Swiss shooting: Gunman found dead near Zurich Islamic centre
A man who shot and wounded three people at an Islamic centre in Zurich is found dead.
SlashGear
Google Home, Assistant now work with some Sony speakers, TVs
Google Home might be a smart speaker but, by itself, it isn’t exactly going to rock your house in terms of audio quality or even volume. And don’t even think about playing video directly on it. For those use cases, you’ll need dedicated audio and video equipment to make the best out of the experience….
BBC News – World
Trump wins electoral college amid nationwide protests
The electoral college confirms Donald Trump as US president amid nationwide protests.
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Switching off a protein could be key to reduced body fat
Obesity’s effects extend all through the body, and the liver is one of the more serious victims. Poor diet can cause fat to build up in the organ, leading to chronic liver disease and other serious health issues like diabetes and heart disease. Now a team from Saint Louis University has found…
MakeUseOf
It’s Time to Leave Yahoo: How to Quit and Move to Gmail Right Now
For the second time in recent months, Yahoo has been hit with a security breach. This time, Yahoo announced that hackers stole details from a billion accounts in August 2013. Security breaches happen to almost every company, but Yahoo seems to have a big issue with safety. Coupled with the fact that…
Well Spent.
Sweated & Vetted: Best Gear of 2016
As I sit down to write this, I’m on day 342 of my 2016 resolution to run every single day this year. Cumulatively, I’m at 2384 miles, which means if I’d started in NYC on January 1st, I’d be just outside of Los Angeles by now (and the weather would be a helluva lot more… The post Sweated & Vetted:…
Mashable
That futuristic elevated bus is now gathering dust, and China doesn’t want people discussing it
Remember that traffic-straddling elevated bus that was getting built in China?  It’s only been four months since the futuristic vehicle was unveiled to the public, but it seems it’s quickly become abandoned — and the government doesn’t want people talking about it. SEE ALSO: China chokes as it hits…
Slashdot
Pregnancy Alters Woman’s Brains ‘For At Least Two Years’
EzInKy writes: The BBC and others are reporting the results of a study that women’s brains do in fact change during pregnancy. BBC reports: “Pregnancy reduces grey matter in specific parts of a woman’s brain, helping her bond with her baby and prepare for the demands of motherhood. Scans of 25 first-time…
Fast Company
The Top 5 Ways Work Changed In 2016
From minimum wage hikes to higher health care costs, 2016 was a year of big changes for the American worker. From minimum wage hikes to higher health care costs, 2016 was a year of big changes for the American worker.It’s probably an understatement to call 2016 a year of turning…
Fast Company
Lessons From Three Of 2016’s Biggest PR Fails
Some PR mishaps are simply ill-advised tweets, while others are huge corporate scandals. Here’s what some of this year’s taught us. Some PR mishaps are simply ill-advised tweets, while others are huge corporate scandals. Here’s what some of this year’s taught us.2016 saw its fair…
Fast Company
Five Essential Lessons I Learned In 20 Years Of Managing People
One longtime manager explains how he learned that you don’t actually need the best people. One longtime manager explains how he learned that you don’t actually need the best people.Management guru Henry Mintzberg once observed, “The great myth is the manager as orchestra conductor….
designboom | architecture & design magazine
volvo puts the spotlight on cyclist safety with lifepaint reflective spray
volvo car UK reintroduces ‘lifepaint’, the reflective spray designed to increase the visibility and safety of cyclists during the darker hours. The post volvo puts the spotlight on cyclist safety with lifepaint reflective spray appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
BBC News – World
East Icelanders complain over weather map
People living in the east of Iceland complain that they can’t see where they live on the national broadcaster’s weather forecasts.
New Scientist – Online news
LIGO should more than double its gravitational wave haul in 2017
The first gravitational waves were spotted by LIGO in 2016 – the floodgates should open now the observatory has had an upgrade
Shut Up And Take My Money
Semi-Automatic Rubber Band Gun?!?! Yes please.
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The Great Christmas DIY Roundup
Welcome to The Great Christmas DIY Roundup of 2016! We at Decoist love creating original DIY projects for our readers to enjoy, and we also admire the DIY work of other design bloggers who create and style beautiful projects. Today we’re rounding up our 20 favorite holiday DIY projects of 2016. From…
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Giant TREX Head Made from Origami
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Camping Hammock w/ Mosquito Net cover
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brown sand bamboo space kat sunglasses that float in water!
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LG WebOS 3.5 wants to make watching TV more magical
Once upon a time, TVs were crudely simple appliances. Turn it on, switch to your channel of choice, sit back, and enjoy. Modern TV sets, however, have mutated to adapt to the more complex demands of today’s lifestyles. Especially smart TVs that add features to both make viewing more sophisticated as…
Fast Company
What’s The Worst Self-Help Advice You Can Give?
The co-authors of Designing Your Life discuss what they believe to be the worst advice someone can give.
MakeUseOf
Fix Low Game FPS in Windows 10 by Disabling This Feature
Windows 10 was supposed to be a gamer-friendly operating system, and I suppose if you compare it to Windows 8 then it did succeed. But there are a handful of quirks that are more annoying than helpful, like the Game DVR feature. The new feature in Windows 10, called Game Bar, makes it very easy to record…
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Planning your Office 365 installation? Then you’ll need to read this
Deploying software across a business is, of course, a complex task, but Microsoft wants to make things easier for IT staff, at least when it comes to Office 365, with the release of a guide to preferred deployment practices for the online productivity suite.Specifically, we are talking about Office 365…
Founterior
Three Ways That You Can Enjoy Opening Your Home For Fresh Air
It is important that your home has proper ventilation so that the house is an enjoyable place to spend time […] The post Three Ways That You Can Enjoy Opening Your Home For Fresh Air appeared first on Founterior.
Founterior
Title: 6 Ways to Prevent Plumbing Problems Before they Happen
Calling out the plumber isn’t on anyone’s want to do list, but invariably, there comes a time when you have […] The post Title: 6 Ways to Prevent Plumbing Problems Before they Happen appeared first on Founterior.
Cool Hunting
Buy: Bug Plush Toy Set
With a squeaky center, these bug-shaped plush toys will become your pet’s favorite in no time. The set comes with five animals to toss around: butterfly, bee, ladybug, beetle and worm. Additionally, a percentage of the purchase price goes toward the…… Continue…
inStash
A Hoverbike Was Finally Created And Its Called “The Beast”
Hoverbikes have been a staple of sci-fi for decades. While a whole generation of kids have grown up dreaming about owning something like the Tron bike or … Read More
Computerworld
Trump’s tariff threat may speed cloud adoption
President-elect Donald Trump’s threat to impose tariffs on goods manufactured in Mexico and offshore may accelerate the movement to cloud computing, analysts said.IT managers may seek to protect their companies from higher hardware or capital expenditure costs by shifting more of their IT spending to…
BBC News – World
Russian ambassador killing: Moscow to boost security at embassies
Russian President Vladimir Putin orders more security at embassies after its Turkey envoy is killed.
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The 13 best iPhone, iPad and Android games of 2016
Mobile gaming is the best, the chance to have thousands of games on our phones which we can whip out and play at any idle moment. We live in the future.But mobile gaming is also the worst, as there’s loads of dross shovelled on to iOS and Android every day, and it’s hard to know how to sift out the shiniest…
The Next Web
How to avoid being hacked this holiday season
In 2015 50 million IoT devices were sold during the holiday season. It’s safe to assume that this number will grow dramatically this year as the number of IoT devices and their market share – more than 5.5 million IoT devices are sold and connected daily – have continued to grow exponentially. As a result,…
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Apple may shrink speakers to make the iPhone 8 even thinner
It’s not clear whether Apple will release the iPhone 7S or the iPhone 8 next year, but the latest patent release from the company has detailed another way the company will be able to make it thinner than ever.The patent, filed way back in November 2014, is for a “Mechanically actuated panel acoustic…
Architizer
Nanotecture: 9 Intimate and Imaginative Small Scale Projects
The restricted palette of these tiny buildings requires maximized logic – efficiency and creativity are paramount.
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The Morning After: Tuesday December 20, 2016
It’s Tuesday morning, and welcome to the beginning of our year-in-review series. As 2016 wraps up we’ll be recapping the big winners and losers, starting with both virtual and augmented reality tech. Plus: The first trailer for Blade Runner 2049!
PCWorld
Google’s biggest hits, misses, and WTF moments of 2016
Hardware and AI lead the wayImage by Martyn WilliamsWith last year’s corporate restructuring out of the way, 2016 was a year of rebuilding for Google and its parent company Alphabet.This year, Google got much more serious about hardware, while placing big bets on artificial intelligence as the heart…
PCWorld
Soundcast VG1 Bluetooth speaker review: Incredibly big sound from an itty-bitty waterproof box
Competition in the small Bluetooth speaker market is incredibly fierce, so any new model must deliver something compelling and special to break through and grab our attention. Soundcast meets that challenge in a major way with its rugged and waterproof VG1. It’s on the expensive side at $150, but it…
PCWorld
LIFX+ color LED smart bulb review: This light bulb helps your security camera see in the dark
LIFX has taken its top-notch Wi-Fi color LED smart bulb and added a terrific feature to create the LIFX+: Infrared LEDs that illuminate the surrounding area even when the bulb is turned off (via software, that is). You can’t see this with your naked eye, but it will help your home security camera see…
BBC News – World
Pakistan Senate proposes scrapping 5,000 rupee note
Pakistan’s Senate recommends scrapping the country’s 5,000 rupee (£38.50) banknote, despite government opposition.
Fast Company
The Next Big Thing In Your Next Device Could Be This Ultra-Thin Lighting
With micro-LEDS, Rohinni aims to advance product lighting, starting with laptops. With micro-LEDS, Rohinni aims to advance product lighting, starting with laptops.As usual, Cody Peterson is talking about making something thin—unimaginably thin. Peterson, who started out developing…
Digital Trends
You’ll have to try really hard to lose Nomad’s new battery pack
Battery packs for our smartphones often save the day, but only if they’re actually with us when we need them, rather than being hidden under some clutter at home, or left in the coffee shop. Nomad’s latest PowerPack solves the problem of either hunting around for the thing when you’re supposed to be…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
toshihiko shibuya showcases snow’s vivid reflective qualities
‘snow pallet 9’ is a colorful land art piece that changes depending on snow and sunlight, offering a perpetual conversation between nature and its interventions. The post toshihiko shibuya showcases snow’s vivid reflective qualities appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
TechSpot
Twitter tests breaking news feature; now orders search results by relevance
Twitter officially declared it was a news app rather than a social network back in April when it changed categories in the iOS store. Now, to show it’s serious about the classification, the site is experimenting with breaking news notifications.
TechCrunch
Expanding fitness wearables in Africa, Garmin launches a watch line in Ghana with MTN
 Garmin has partnered with mobile telecom giant MTN to launch a line of fitness watches in Ghana. The GPS navigation and sports tech company will offer its vivoFit3, vivoMove, vivoActive, Fenix3, and vivoSmart activity trackers through select MTN Ghana distribution outlets. Read More
Computerworld
Uber admits its self-driving cars have issues with bike lanes
Uber Technologies admitted Monday that its self-driving cars have problems crossing bike lanes, and said it is working to fix the issue, which could have deadly implications for cyclists. The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition had warned people that self-driving Uber vehicles take unsafe “right-hook-style”…
Phys.org: Physics News
Laser pulses help scientists tease apart complex electron interactions
Scientists studying high temperature superconductors-materials that carry electric current with no energy loss when cooled below a certain temperature-have been searching for ways to study in detail the electron interactions thought to drive this promising property. One big challenge is disentangling…
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Smog chokes Chinese cities, grounding flights, closing roads
Thick, gray smog fell over Beijing on Tuesday, choking China’s capital in a haze that spurred authorities to cancel flights and close some highways in emergency measures to cut down on air pollution.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Scientific ‘facts’ could be false
When is a scientific result true or false? Experiments always have a certain proportion of positive results and negative results, but scientific journals prefer to publish the positive results and new research from the Niels Bohr Institute shows that this can lead to false claims ending up being regarded…
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Quirky summer monsoon behaviors affect rainfall in East Asia
In 2010, 28 regions in China suffered a five-month-long flood. This disaster resulted in over 4000 people dead or missing, and over U.S. $50 billion in property loss. In 1987, India experienced one of the worst droughts in history affecting almost all of north, east, and west India. Over 300 million…
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An ancient mechanism helps a cell to resist stress
Biologists from the Lomonosov Moscow State University in collaboration with colleagues from the Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology, Russian Academy of Sciences, used RNA transfection and in vitro techniques to show how the same mRNA can direct protein synthesis in a cell by four different means….
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How bacteria survive antibiotic treatment
Scientists around the world are working hard to win the battle against multi-resistant bacteria. A new publication from the BASP Centre, University of Copenhagen, now suggests even sensitive bacteria manage to survive antibiotic treatment as so-called “persister cells.” The comprehensive perspective…
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Researchers develop flexible transparent conductor free of reflection and scattering
Transparent conductors are one of the key elements such electronic and optoelectronic devices as displays, light emitting diodes, photovoltaic cells and smart phones. Most of the current technology is based on the use of the semiconductor indium tin oxide (ITO) as a transparent conducting material. However,…
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PANIC lander to revolutionize asteroid research
A US-German team of researchers has proposed developing a micro-scale, low-cost surface lander for the in situ characterization of an asteroid. The tiny spacecraft, called the Pico Autonomous Near-Earth Asteroid In Situ Characterizer (PANIC), could be a breakthrough for the scientific community, offering…
Mashable
Facebook now lets you send festive cards…to yourself
If you forgot to send a physical Christmas card to love ones this year, you can still redeem yourself on social media. Some Facebook users are getting an option to send festive card to friends and family. Well, in theory.  The cards cover several major religions: Christianity, Islam and Judaism, and…
Macworld
Kanex GoPower Watch and Zens PowerBank for Apple Watch review: Convenient charging
Part of the experience of having an Apple Watch is the daily ritual of making sure it’s charged. Apple includes a charging cable, of course, but it’s on a 1-meter cord, which isn’t the most travel-friendly length and still limits where I can set up a charging station. So I’m really into the trend…
SlashGear
Lenovo ZUK Edge smartphone has Snapdragon 821 and under-glass fingerprint sensor
Lenovo has rolled out a new smartphone in China called the ZUK Edge and it is an attractive device. The phone has a screen with narrow bezels on the front so 86.4% of the front is covered with screen. The screen itself is 5.5-inches wide and it has something under the glass that rumors suggest will also…
Computerworld
Tech execs’ boldest predictions for 2017 and beyond
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Digital Trends
Best Products of 2016: Computing
WinnerMicrosoft Surface Studio It’s not every day, or even every year, we see a computer that changes how we think the PC should work. Microsoft’s Surface Studio is exactly that kind of device. Its ingenious hinge, huge touchscreen, and outstanding display quality, make the Studio more virtual drafting…
Digital Trends
Microsoft teases Windows Insiders with themes to install but not use yet
During Microsoft’s press event in October, the company introduced the Surface Book with Performance Base, the Surface Studio all-in-one PC, and the upcoming Creators Update slated for the spring of 2017. Microsoft also indicated that themes for Windows 10 would be offered directly from the Windows Store…
How-To Geek
The Complete Guide to Giving Better Family Tech Support
It’s that holiday time of year again, and that means it’s over the river and through the woods to…well, fix your family’s Wi-Fi and other tech problems.Click Here to Continue Reading
Computerworld
Must-have devops tools for Windows admins
Without automation, there would be no devops. How organizations implement automation — from continuous delivery to automated testing to release pipelines — differs wildly, but the fundamental divergence in approaches begins at the operating system. When it comes to Windows vs. Linux, devops is a…
Architecture Lab
Elements of a Distinctive Kitchen Remodel
When you decide to remodel your kitchen, you want to consider what will best impact your resale value of your home yet meet your everyday needs as well The post Elements of a Distinctive Kitchen Remodel appeared first on Architecture Lab.
CNET News.com
Put your cards away: Paying with your face is the next big thing – CNET
NEC is trialling new tech that uses biometric verification to confirm a payment. Sadly, your million dollar smile won’t get you that much.
Scientific American Content: Global
Q&A: The Astronaut Who Captured Out-of-This-World Views of Earth [Slide Show]
Don Pettit discusses his dazzling orbital photographs of our home planet  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
TEDTalks (video)
What will you tell your daughters about 2016? | Chinaka Hodge
With words like shards of glass, Chinaka Hodge cuts open 2016 and lets 12 months of violence, grief, fear, shame, courage and hope spill out in this original poem about a year none of us will soon forget.
Reason.com Full Feed
IMF’s Christine Lagarde Found Guilty of Misusing Public Funds
In yet another blow to the world’s great and good, a special court in France found on Monday that the current managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and former French minister of finance, Christine Lagarde, was guilty of criminal charges linked to the misuse of public funds. According…
BBC News – World
Tear gas fired in DR Congo at anti-Kabila protesters
Police fire tear gas to disperse protesters demanding an end to President Kabila’s rule in DR Congo, witnesses say.
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Two new Nvidia Shield TV Android boxes look set for CES 2017
Android TV hasn’t quite reached its potential yet, and Nvidia wants to be the one to push the boat out. According to the latest leaks, the GPU specialists are lining up not one, but two new Nvidia Shield TV Android boxes for the new year.Looking likely to debut at CES 2017, the precise specs of the Nvidia…
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Oculus social parties come to Samsung Gear VR
From the outside, virtual reality (VR) might look like one of the most singular activities around, but headset creators insist it can be social. Oculus has just launched two new social-based offerings that might just prove it.Called Rooms and Parties, these activities from Oculus are intended to bring…
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Why Microsoft believes we’re on the threshold of quantum computing
Microsoft has been putting money into the science of quantum computing for quite a few years now, funding some of the basic research that could let us produce computers based on the fact that electrons can be in many states at once (which is called ‘superposition’).In the computers we use today, electrons…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
China clamps down on popular online video-streaming services
Chinese authorities are clamping down on streaming video over social media amid a proliferation of online-only television content and live-streaming.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Solar power project at Northeast US military base underway
A solar power project officials say is the largest in the military in the Northeastern U.S. is moving forward.
9to5Mac
Apple discussing Indian factories, say government officials, but seeking financial incentives
Two senior government officials have said that Apple is ‘discussing with the Indian government the possibility of manufacturing its products in the country,’ reports the WSJ. Apple is said to be seeking financial incentives in order to proceed. Apple has been trying for some time to open retail stores…
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The Investigatory Powers Act explained
When Edward Snowden dragged digital surveillance into the spotlight a few years ago, many inconvenient truths were revealed about the UK government’s snooping capabilities. But once the initial media and public uproar petered out, you could argue the…
Lifehacker
How to Keep Your Car From Freezing You Out This Winter
Ice causes all kinds of problems for cars. It’s dangerous to drive on, it obscures your windshield, and sometimes it keeps you from even getting inside. These tips will prevent your car doors and locks from freezing shut, and help you get into your car if they do.Read more…
Digital Trends
You won’t need an expensive gaming PC to run Microsoft’s AR headsets
One of the most challenging aspects of today’s virtual reality (VR) gaming systems, such as the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, is the relatively high PC specifications needed to run them. While the specs have been scaled back a bit in some cases, for the most part, you need a robust CPU and GPU to support…
Digital Trends
This piece of cardboard may help you sleep soundly on long flights
If the PowerSiesta sleeping aid looks like a piece of cardboard with some carefully placed fold lines across it, that’s because it is. The team behind the device aimed at helping people sleep on airplanes has designed it to be sturdy, comfortable, and highly portable, so if it actually works, they could…
Techbargains.com
Logitech Z323 30W 2.1Ch Speaker System (REFURB) $24.99
Logitech Z323 30W 2.1Ch Speaker System (REFURB) $24.99
SlashGear
Nokia Z2 Plus spied on Geekbench
The Nokia name has been in the news a lot over the last few weeks. Yesterday some new Android devices from Nokia turned up in a leak with the launch of the devices tipped for February. Today another Nokia smartphone called the Z2 Plus has turned up and we know some of the specs of the device thanks to…
Latest news
Free, open source: Games that use machine learning to boost autism attention spans
Intensive education is the best way of reducing autism symptoms in children, but it can be costly, which is why Turkish startup Otsimo decided that free, open-source games could really help.
Computerworld
Mark Zuckerberg built a real-life A.I.-assistant named Jarvis
Art inspires life, right? Or maybe it is the other way around. Either way, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, has taken a page from Tony Stark’s book and created his own home-based A.I., called Jarvis, just like Tony Stark’s is. So what was Zuckerberg able to accomplish, and what did he learn? In…
Physics News
Researchers describe the mobility of line defects in uranium dioxide
Physicists from the Russian Academy of Sciences have described the mobility of line defects, or dislocations, in uranium dioxide. This will enable future predictions of nuclear fuel behavior …
Physics News
New carbenoid species yields unexpected reactivity
Today, chemists synthesize cyclopropanes using pure E or Z alkenes as starting materials and usually dangerous, unstable reagents such as diazomethane or iodomethylzinc iodide.
WIRED
Review: Joseph Joseph M-Cuisine Microwave Rice Cooker
This $20 gadget lets you cook rice, oatmeal, and other grains in the microwave. The post Review: Joseph Joseph M-Cuisine Microwave Rice Cooker appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Dear Mr. Trump: To ‘Cyber’ Better, Try the Blockchain
Opinion: Our digital infrastructure is more fragile than we imagine. Using the blockchain for security could help. The post Dear Mr. Trump: To ‘Cyber’ Better, Try the Blockchain appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
National Geographic’s Classic Infographics, Now in One Stunning Book
The new anthology includes infographics from throughout the magazine’s 128-year history. The post National Geographic’s Classic Infographics, Now in One Stunning Book appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Peep These Ancient Treasures Dug Up With London’s New Train Tunnels
So many old-timey pots. Also lots of dead people. The post Peep These Ancient Treasures Dug Up With London’s New Train Tunnels appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Step Inside China’s Hellish, Illicit Steel Factories
The government wants to shut them down. But some are dodging regulations anyway. The post Step Inside China’s Hellish, Illicit Steel Factories appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Wireless Routers Are Hot Again. Here Are WIRED’s Favorites
There are a whole bunch of fancy new routers these days. Most of them are similar. Some of them are not. The post Wireless Routers Are Hot Again. Here Are WIRED’s Favorites appeared first on WIRED.
Man of Many
Rangerwood 55 Survival Knife by Victorinox
Designed to evoke the rustic utility of wooden logs as fuel for fire that warms the entire home from a central location, the Tek Lumber stove is a traditional wood stove in many ways. With all the classic features of wood burning stoves and fireplaces, the Tek Lumber is made from steel pipes laser cut…
Scientific American Content: Global
Canadian Scientists Warn U.S. Colleagues: Act Now to Protect Science under Trump
Back up data and speak out ahead of next month’s inauguration, they advise — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
TechCrunch
SRI spinoff SuperFlex raises $9.6M to pursue ‘powered clothing’
 A spinoff from the robot veterans at SRI is making a big bet on ubiquitous soft robotics: SuperFlex aims to establish a new product category with what it calls “powered clothing.” The company, which initially split off from its parent in April, hopes to have a product to show in a few months, and has…
MakeUseOf
Think You’re a YouTube Ninja? You Won’t Know These 8 Tricks
We all know what YouTube is, right? You log in, watch three hours of cat videos and funny fails, then realize you’ve not even started on that report that’s due first thing in the morning. I’m not interested in helping you write the report — but I am interested in helping you squeeze even more video content…
Mashable
This man’s ‘Star Wars’ illustrations are sweet pun perfection
LONDON — Remember those stupendously pun-filled Chewbacca cartoons that did the rounds a while back? Well London-based illustrator Joe Stone, the man behind the puns, has made a return. SEE ALSO: Original ’Star Wars’ trilogy retold in 8-bit, arcade-style graphics “I basically got too excited about…
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Some Malware Victims in Turkey Have No Idea They’ve Been Targeted
A resourceful group that used Turkish-made trojans, among other malware, appears to have targeted several victims in Turkey, according to computer forensics company Arsenal Consulting. Among those hit were likely several high-profile officials, given the cost of the operation: some of the malware was…
The Verge – All Posts
First Click: Trump’s tech summit exposed the rotten heart of Silicon Valley
It’s been almost a week since it happened, but Donald Trump’s meeting with Silicon Valley’s most influential leaders continues to gnaw at me. I shouldn’t feel betrayed, but I do I follow and write about technology as a matter of passion. It’s easy for an idealist like me to get sucked in by the effects…
Lifehacker
Watch B.D. Wong Teach You the Simplest, Cleanest Way to Eat a Chicken Wing
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a video showing an easy, no-mess way to eat chicken wings, but B.D. Wong sure makes this method look good. The video above shows a way to eat a two-bone chicken wing without messing up your fancy suit.Read more…
The Manual
You Need NWT3K’s Custom Outerwear For Your Next Ski Trip
NWT3K’s ski outerwear is our new favorite for powder skiing, and is fully customizable and made in the USA. The post You Need NWT3K’s Custom Outerwear For Your Next Ski Trip appeared first on The Manual.
Digital Trends
Lechal insoles use GPS, haptic feedback to make any pair of shoes smart
Smart shoes are a small market right now. As a result, you may be hard-pressed to find a pair that fits your style. And wearing different shoes to match an outfit means you lose the smart features. The Lechal smart insoles solve that problem by allowing you to transfer the brains from shoe to shoe. Now…
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Facebook’s confusing hate speech policy detailed in leaked documents
German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung has obtained what it says are internal documents used to guide content moderation on Facebook. Excerpts from the documents, which the paper published on Friday, shed light on how the world’s largest social network defines hate speech and other offensive content —…
BBC News – World
Beijing ‘trapped under giant toxic cloud’
The Chinese capital has seen hazardous smog for four days, but how bad is it?
The Awesomer
LEGO Technic Kinetic Sculptures
LinkBrick builder Alexander Holroyd shows off yet another unconventional use for LEGO – creating kinetic sculptures. Beyond the Brick caught up with Alexander and his hypnotic mechanical toys at BrickCon 2016. More here and here. More Awesome Stuff: LEGO Pixel DisplaysLEGO Power Rangers ConceptLEGO…
SlashGear
ALPHA records first ever measurement of optical spectrum of antimatter atom
ALPHA published a paper in the journal Nature this week that reports the first ever measurement of the optical spectrum of an antimatter atom. The team behind the paper says that this is the result of over 20 years of work by the CERN antimatter community. The measurements are of the antihydrogen spectrum…
ArchDaily
Land Lines: Trace an Infinite Path Around the Planet Using Maps
Land Lines, a new Chrome Experiment exploiting the satellite image data collated by Google Maps, allows anyone—cartographic aficionado or otherwise—to marvel at the contours of the world through gestures. Intelligently designed to detect dominant visual lines from a dataset of thousands of images, cut…
Slashdot
Uber Lost $800 Million In Third Quarter
According to a report from The Information (Warning: paywalled), Uber has lost more than $800 million in the third quarter. CNBC reports: The results, The Information reported, put Uber on pace to record an 25 percent steeper operating loss than last year, of at least $2.8 billion in 2016, before interest,…
DiscoveryNews
Dirty 10,000-Year-Old Pots Reveals Signs of First Cooked Vegetables
Dirty 10,000-Year-Old Pots Reveals Signs of First Cooked Vegetables
Reason.com Full Feed
Betsy Devos Prefers Education Choice Over Crappy Government Schools? I’m In: New at Reason
Trump’s education secretary pick, Betsy DeVos, is looking pretty good. J.D. Tuccille writes: There’s a lot to worry about in the coming presidency of Donald Trump, but a few bright spots appear for those of us who want to run our own lives with minimal government interference. In particular, the…
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Nintendo year in review 2016: from Pokemon Go to the Switch
As one of the biggest names in the gaming past and present Nintendo has had its fair share of highs and lows. In the company’s recent history alone it’s had one of the best selling consoles in history with the Nintendo DS, and one of the worst with the Wii U. 2016 has basically proven to be a microcosmic…
FiveThirtyEight
Voters Really Did Switch To Trump At The Last Minute
Donald Trump’s somewhat surprising win has forced many political analysts to wonder: Were we wrong all along in thinking Hillary Clinton had the upper hand, or was late-breaking movement to Trump part of the reason why polling averages missed his upset Electoral College victory? There’s certainly evidence…
FiveThirtyEight
Significant Digits For Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news.3 electoral votesSeveral members of Washington State’s presidential electors defected from Hillary Clinton during the Electoral College vote and instead supported for candidates who didn’t win the state. Three people…
How-To Geek
How to Add a Tilt-Shift Effect to Make Your Photos Look Like Tiny Models in Photoshop
The tilt-shift effect is a weird optical illusion where a regular photo looks like a photo of a toy model. By creatively blurring different parts of the image, you trick people’s eyes into interpreting everything in it as really tiny.Click Here to Continue Reading
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Clues from past volcanic explosion help team model future activity
Researchers led by The University of Manchester have developed a model that will help civil defence agencies better judge the impact of future volcanic eruptions – including those that threaten the UK population.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
The pointy-nosed blue chimaera has a huge geographic range
The deep sea is the largest contiguous habitat on the earth, covering two thirds of the earth’s surface and averaging over 3.5 kilometers deep. Because most deep-ocean waters are connected, many species of deep-sea animals have huge geographic ranges. For example, one deep-sea fish that was previously…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Reprogrammable skin stem cells in a test tube could reduce number of animal experiments
To develop new treatments for skin cancer, drugs need to be tested on animals. Now scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing in Cologne have been able to grow mouse skin stem cells in a dish. These stem cells in a test-tube could reduce the number of animal experiments.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Opinion: Classification of humans into races ‘the biggest mistake in the history of science’
Science is one of the most remarkable inventions of humankind. It has been a source of inspiration and understanding, lifted the veil of ignorance and superstition, been a catalyst for social change and economic growth, and saved countless lives.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Economists report surging income inequality in United States
Economic growth for those in the bottom half of the income distribution in the United States has stalled since the 1970s, but it’s going gangbusters for those on the upper rungs, according to new research.
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LG combines webOS, lasers, and lumens into another reason to replace your TV
Today LG launched another salvo in the war against giant ugly televisions with the announcement of the ProBeam laser projector. It’s rare to find a projector this bright that’s small enough to hold in one hand — and this one runs webOS. Unlike most projectors, LG’s ProBeam HF80J is long-and-tall instead…
Lifehacker
Play This Raspberry Pi-Powered Claw Machine to Win Money For Charity
Claw machines are difficult games that test your spatial awareness skills. This raspberry pi-powered machine with an internet connection and a webcam is basically hard mode, but it’s for a good cause if you want to play it now.The screenshot above shows what the claw machine looks like (you can find…
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How Woody Guthrie can help us fight for science
After the election of Donald Trump, Jacqueline M. Vadjunec offers a message of resistance and hope from deep within the US Bible Belt.Nature 540 485 doi: 10.1038/540485a
Digital Trends
Smart mouth guard will inform athletes when they’ve suffered a concussion
More than half the estimated 3.8 million sports concussions that take place in the U.S. go undetected each year. That’s where a smart piece of equipment developed by the Minneapolis-based startup Prevent Biometrics wants to help. The firm has developed a mouth guard able to pair with a mobile app, to…
Man of Many
Grand Wailea Has the Most Insane Hotel Pool Ever
Growing up can be a pain, but every now and then something comes along that unleashes inside us the unfettered freedom of boyhood. It’s like discovering girls or sports or movies or Disney World all over again, where your soul fixates on a newly found object of desire and for a brief moment in time cares…
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Buying last-minute Snapchat Spectacles for Christmas? Here’s what it’s like now
I am a legitimately egregious last-minute Christmas shopper. But this year, I have an excuse. I’ve been carefully biding my time to pick up one of the weirdest, most difficult-to-obtain gadgets of the season: Snap Spectacles, otherwise known as “the recording peripheral from the company formerly known…
Newswise: SciNews
Researchers Model How ‘Publication Bias’ Does — and Doesn’t — Affect the ‘Canonization’ of Facts in Science
In an article published Dec. 20 in the journal eLife, researchers present a mathematical model that explores whether “publication bias” — the tendency of journals to publish mostly positive experimental results — influences how scientists canonize facts.
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Columbia Business School study finds we ‘accidentally’ break or lose our iPhones to justify upgrades
A study by the the Columbia Business School has concluded that consumers grow more reckless with their iPhones when they are seeking an excuse to upgrade to a new model. The study – jointly conducted by three professors of marketing, psychology and business – was based on both consumer interviews and…
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An invisible electrode
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Like clockwork: Martin builds timepiece in one-off acoustic
Next month, the doors will open on the National Association of Music Merchants show in California, where manufacturers big and small will reveal all that’s new and exciting in the world of music creation. To celebrate the making of its two millionth guitar, CF Martin & Co will be taking…
WIRED
Obama’s Outgoing Science Advisor Will Keep Watch in 2017
Having a science-minded voice in the new president’s ear could potentially mediate some of Trump’s anti-science attitudes. The post Obama’s Outgoing Science Advisor Will Keep Watch in 2017 appeared first on WIRED.
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Samsung to support YouTube HDR playback on 2016 UHD and Quantum dot TVs
Samsung has announced that it plans to support YouTube HDR playback on TVs for the first time. The support will come via an expanded version of the YouTube application that will run on the TV. This new YouTube app is offered on all 2016 Samsung Quantum dot TVs and UHD TVs. The app will roll out progressively…
Gizmodo
How to Safely Delete Private Data Forever
Image: Magnus Hagdorn/FlickrIf you’re erasing sensitive files from a computer, you probably want them gone forever and far beyond the reach of data recovery tools. Unfortunately, that’s not what happens all of the time. Here are some simple steps you can take to make sure your files are deleted permanently….
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Researcher finding ways to counter negative narrative about young black males
As school began last September, newspapers were once again filled with stories of the poor academic achievement among African-American and Latino students.
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Are ‘Russian Hacks’ the New ‘WMDs’?
The Russians have hacked our democracy! At least, that’s been the chorus from much of the American media following anonymous reports on a secretive CIA assessment of the 2016 presidential election. Even President Obama has started to beat the drums of “cyberwar,” announcing last Friday that the U.S….
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New technology could help track firefighters for safety
In 1999, six career firefighters lost their lives responding to a five-alarm fire. They were part of a group of 73 dispatched to a smoke-filled warehouse in Worcester, Massachusetts. Lost inside the building’s tight corners, they were unable to find an exit before running out of oxygen.
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Supertasters a super opportunity for advertisers
For food and beverage advertisers, understanding consumer taste preferences is critical. New research is shedding more light on what drives the preferences of one group, known as supertasters. This research may allow advertisers to better market their products to this segment of the population.
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Dust Bowl would devastate today’s crops, study finds
A drought on the scale of the legendary Dust Bowl crisis of the 1930s would have similarly destructive effects on U.S. agriculture today, despite technological and agricultural advances, a new study finds. Additionally, warming temperatures could lead to crop losses at the scale of the Dust Bowl, even…
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Research maps thunderstorm ‘hotspots’
A University of Queensland study has identified Springfield, Ipswich, Boonah, Beaudesert, Esk and Jimboomba as some of south-east Queensland’s most intense areas of thunderstorm activity.
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Synthesizing a five-membered ring nitrogen compound
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists in collaboration with University of South Florida theorists recently reported the synthesis and equation of state of a long sought-after five-ring nitrogen (N5) compound.
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Study explores vets’ attitudes towards treatment of wild animals
Veterinary practices could be treating increasing numbers of wildlife casualties while facing significant restrictions in terms of cost, knowledge and facilities, according to new research.
Macworld
Viber plays catch-up with GIFs and video messages
Once upon a time you needed two free messaging apps on your phone: WhatsApp for free text messages worldwide, and Viber for free voice calls. But over the years those two apps (and many others) have become more and more similar—though with unique features available on each.Now, Viber is upping its chat…
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Scaled laboratory experiments explain the kink behaviour of the Crab Nebula jet
Senior research scientist Chikang Li wants to experiment with the stars. Intrigued by a curious “kink” phenomenon observed in the Crab Nebula, an interstellar cloud of gas and dust that formed in the wake of a supernova explosion, he has been looking for answers. Images from the Chandra X-ray observatory…
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Scientists detect a quantum crystal of electrons and ‘watch’ it melt
For the first time, MIT physicists have observed a highly ordered crystal of electrons in a semiconducting material and documented its melting, much like ice thawing into water. The observations confirm a fundamental phase transition in quantum mechanics that was theoretically proposed more than 80 years…
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Researchers trace neural activity by using quantum sensors
It’s one of the purest and most versatile materials in the world, with uses in everything from jewelry to industrial abrasives to quantum science. But a group of Harvard scientists has uncovered a new use for diamonds: tracking neural signals in the brain.
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The world’s first demonstration of spintronics-based artificial intelligence
Researchers at Tohoku University have, for the first time, successfully demonstrated the basic operation of spintronics-based artificial intelligence.
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Copper stripes help iron pnictide lock in insulating state
Physicists at Rice University’s Center for Quantum Materials (RCQM) have created a new iron-based material that offers clues about the microscopic origins of high-temperature superconductivity.
Digital Trends
Coder’s delight: TuneTable teaches kids programming basics by making music
As some states consider computer coding as a foreign-language high school credit, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Northwestern University are developing a musical table to teach kids the basics of programming. They’re calling the interactive exhibit TuneTable, and they hope its…
TechSpot
Researchers say in-flight entertainment system flaws could allows hackers to control a plane
Researchers have discovered flaws in Panasonic’s in-flight entertainment system that could grant hackers access to a plane’s passenger displays, cabin lighting, and PA system. In some cases, they could even hijack an aircraft’s controls.
Physics News
Scientists are trying to uncover what makes Stradivarius violins special – but are they wasting their time?
Stradivarius violins are renowned for their supposedly superior sound when compared to other instruments. This has resulted in numerous studies hunting for a scientific reason for why Strads …
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Locky Ransomware: How this malware menace evolved in just 12 months
Malware gets multiple updates as it tries to evade detection by security companies.
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Over configuring — and how to fix it
Over configuration of IT resources — both real and virtual — is a massive waste of money. But until CEOs and CFOs decide to fix it, IT and users will happily keep wasting tens of billions every year. We can do better!
Lifehacker
Delta’s Amazing $20 Shower Head Is a Perfect Last Minute Gift Idea
Delta 75152 Shower Head, $20The shower head that came preinstalled in your home or apartment is probably terrible, but if you don’t have the cash to upgrade it to a Delta In2ition, the Delta 75152 is a fantastic option at $20.Read more…
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Reindeer antler secrets inspire stronger materials
Although scientists have not yet determined how antlers help reindeer fly, they are finding other useful properties from which we can learn
Ars Technica
Nintendo Switch uses Nvidia Tegra X1 SoC, clock speeds outed
Enlarge The Nintendo Switch—the hybrid portable games console/tablet due for release in March 2017—will be powered by Nvidia’s older Tegra X1 SoC and not its upcoming Tegra X2 “Parker” SoC as initially rumoured. The use of Tegra X1, which also powers the Nvidia Shield Android TV, means the graphics…
CNET News.com
16 great TV shows you might have missed in 2016 – CNET
We all geeked out on “Stranger Things” and “Westworld” this year, but here’s some of the best TV you might not have caught.
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VR has arrived, but it’s not really here — yet – CNET
Virtual-reality headsets from Facebook, Sony, Google and more have hit the market in the past year. But will the technology really stick?
Mashable
Tupac, Pearl Jam will be Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees
Another blow for nasty women everywhere: Janet Jackson didn’t make the final cut for the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions.  Joan Baez, Electric Light Orchestra, Journey, Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur and Yes will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017.  SEE ALSO: Kristen Stewart…
The Gadget Flow
PlayStation DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adapter
Get your games on all your systems with the PlayStation DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adapter. Compatible with both Mac and PC, this clever device simply plugs into the USB port of your computer and connected with your DualShock 4 instantly. With the adapter, you can access the full features of your favorite…
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A.M. Links: 12 Dead In Berlin Christmas Market Attack, German Police ‘Unsure’ If They Have Guilty Suspect in Custody
Russian detectives have arrived in Turkey to assist in the investigation into yesterday’s assassination of Russian Ambassador Andrei Karlov. 12 people are now confirmed dead and 48 injured from the Berlin Christmas market attack. “German police say they are unsure if a man they have in custody was…
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Battle Simulation Software Pits 11,000 Penguins Against 4,000 Santas [Video]
In order to demonstrate a new sandbox crowd rendering system created by the team at Brilliant Game Studios, game developer Robert Weaver simulated a giant war between 11,000 penguins and 4,000 candy cane-wielding Santas. A conflict that has been percolating for decades is about to boil over. The…
Big Think
Why Is the United States So Divided? Simple, It Was Never United at All.
The United States of America is as divided as it has been for at least 100 years. The two major parties disagree on if certain problems even exist, and most voters vote not in support of their candidate, but in opposition to the opposing one. It can seem like the regions of the country are …Read…
The Gadget Flow
Qto-X Magnetic Light
With the Qto-X Magnetic Light, you will never fall into darkness even if your phone runs out of battery in the middle of the night. This has a magnetic activation switch with a diffused moonlight that would come real handy in any emergency “no-light” situation at night. Be it during your night time bike…
The Gadget Flow
Panasonic Lumix GH5 DSLR Camera
Introducing the Panasonic Lumix GH5 DSLR Camera. This device is loaded with features and the latest technology from Panasonic to produce crisp and clear images and video. Using an all-new 18-megapixel sensor, the Lumix GH5 is capable of 8 frames per second in burst mode and an amazing 60 frames per second…
The Gadget Flow
Lechal Smart Fitness Tracking Insoles
Make your next workout smarter with the Lechal Smart Fitness Tracking Insoles. These will slide right into your athletic shoes and provide you with precise navigation as you move. You won’t have to look at your device at all. These insoles will deliver simple vibrations to your feet so you know when…
The Gadget Flow
Staaker Camera Drone
Take to the skies and record your world with the Staaker Camera Drone. Designed to be used in nearly any weather condition, this compact drone can hold your action camera steady while completing its 30-minute flights. The Staaker has five self-flying camera modes to give you the best view: follow mode…
The Gadget Flow
Haiku Home L Series Wi-Fi Enabled Ceiling Fan
Control the airflow in your home with a touch of a button with the Haiku Home L Series Wi-Fi Enabled Ceiling Fan. Expertly crafted and tested to never wobble, this beautiful fan is ENERGY STAR certified and works both inside and outside. Connecting over Wi-Fi, you can control the L Series Ceiling Fan…
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Matador Mini Pocket Blanket
Never be left in the cold when you carry the Matador Mini Pocket Blanket. Although it’s compact and tiny, this system features a massive 44×28 inch blanket once unfolded. When its not in use, the Mini Pocket Blanket folds into itself and measures just three inches long, two inches wide, and an inch thick….
The Gadget Flow
Silent Partner Sleep Mask
Get rid of the snoring noise forever with the Silent Partner Sleep Mask. Designed with an incredibly comfortable design, this sleep mask uses the power of active noise cancellation to quiet snoring noise. The noninvasive design will rest on your face and offer your partner as well as yourself a perfect…
The Gadget Flow
Logitech CREATE Case and Keyboard for iPad Pro
Maximize your use of your new tablet with the Logitech CREATE Case and Keyboard for iPad Pro. Effortlessly snapping into place around your tablet, this case actually connects directly to your iPad with the Apple Smart Connector. With this connection, the CREATE Case doesn’t require Bluetooth nor charging…
Design Milk
2016 Year in Review: Design Store(y)
Our Design Store(y) column takes a look at design-focused shops around the globe and each time, we visit a new one to check out their goods and see what it’s like to own one from the store owners themselves. Now, we’re revisiting those shops we explored throughout the year and it’s a great reminder of…
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After the U.S. Election, What’s Next for Science?
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How-To Geek
How to Install Software from Third-Party PPAs in Ubuntu
PPAs, or “Personal Package Archives”, offer software that isn’t available in Ubuntu’s software repositories. Some PPAs offer newer versions of software packages that hasn’t made it to Ubuntu’s repositories yet. Installing software from a PPA is easier than compiling the software from its source code,…
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NOAA sees smallsats as good gap fillers for weather system
SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is interested in using miniature satellites to gather data it can feed into the agency’s weather prediction models to augment data provided by its fleet of large spacecraft. “The idea is that for much less money and much less time,…
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Honda’s next-gen Clarity hydrogen cars land in California
Honda has delivered the first hydrogen-powered Clarity fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) to dealers in Torrance, California, home of the automaker’s US campus. Approved buyers can take one home on a lease for $2,868 down and $369 a month for three years, a p…
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AAAS CEO to Young Scientists: Speak Up. Keep Focused. Carry On.
Dr. Rush Holt is a former eight-term Democratic Congressman from New Jersey who served 16 years in Congress, and after retiring in 2014, became the CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the non-profit organization that publishes the journal Science (and associated publications)….
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New insight into elusive antimatter can help unravel universe’s mysteries
Physicists have believed that the universe is made of both matter and antimatter since the 1930s. While we are well aware of what the physical matter is, antimatter has remained an elusive substance.
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Lab experiment demonstrates form of musical evolution
(Phys.org)—A trio of researchers has conducted an experiment that they claim demonstrates musical evolution in the lab. In their paper published in the journal Nature Human Behavior, Andrea Ravignani with the University of Edinburgh, Tania Delgado with Universiteit Brussel and Simon Kirby with the University…
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Rating, ranking and recommending—three R’s for the internet age
This holiday season, when we Google for the most trending gifts, compare different items on Amazon or take a break to watch a holiday movie on Netflix, we are making use of what might be called “the three R’s” of the Internet Age: rating, ranking and recommending.
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Best practices for bone measurements
It’s no secret to most of my colleagues that I’m a big fan of measurements in papers. Some of this stems from a graduate school education thoroughly steeped in quantitative methods and statistics. Some of it also derives from my nostalgia for the Golden Age of Paleontological Publications, where measurements…
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Duet Display brings Apple’s Touch Bar to any iPad
I’ve long been a fan of Duet Display’s ability to turn my five-year-old iPad into a surprisingly responsive and portable secondary display for my laptop. Now Duet is about to get just a little bit more interesting thanks to a new option that adds a Touch Bar to the bottom of the display, whether you…
Dezeen
Stacked felt sheets create seating inside South Korean cafe
Nameless Architecture used layers of flat fabric to form the stools and benches inside this cafe in South Korea’s Gyeonggi province. Read more
Dezeen
Dezeen’s 10 biggest architecture trends of 2016
Next up in our review of the year, architecture editor Jessica Mairs selects the 10 architecture trends that defined 2016, from the resurgence of minimalism to the next generation of prefabs and the advent of co-living. Read more
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
The weirdest and wildest motorcycles of 2016
Looking back over the year, 2016 has been fertile ground for some pretty amazing motorcycle concepts. From the weird and way-out, to the futuristic, to a few flat-out performance monsters, here are 11 motorcycles that raised our eyebrows in 2016… Continue Reading The weirdest and wildest…
Digital Trends
In yet another case of censorship, Egypt blocks messaging app Signal
In Turkey, it’s Tor that’s being blocked. In Egypt, it’s Signal. In the latest act of censorship taken by a governmental body, access to the encrypted messaging app Signal has been blocked in the North African nation. Open Whisper Systems, the company that owns Signal, tweeted confirmation of Egypt’s…
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Franken-physics
Robert P Crease looks at the impact on science of Frankenstein
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Hormone concentrations in young mammals predict trade-offs later in life
Early development after birth can have profound effects on survival and reproduction. Now, new research suggests that concentrations of a hormone associated with growth and aging in humans can be used to predict growth, reproduction, and lifespan in a population of wild animals.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Shortness of breath is an important signal of potential disease
Shortness of breath is an often overlooked symptom of what may be heart failure or COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). New research shows that with early intervention, patients can avoid suffering and the need for hospitalization decreases.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Arctic lakes thawing earlier each year
Arctic lakes, covered with ice during the winter months, are melting earlier each spring, research has found. The team, who monitored 13,300 lakes using satellite imagery, have shown that on average ice is breaking up one day earlier per year, based on a 14-year period between 2000 and 2013.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
The strange effects of thinking healthy food is costlier
Consumers believe healthy food must be more expensive than cheap eats and that higher-priced food is healthier – even when there is no supporting evidence, according to new research.
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Researcher pursues synthetic ‘scaffolds’ for muscle regeneration
WIRED
How Science Uncovered $80 Million of Fine Art Forgeries
Highly specialized tools sussed out a fake Jackson Pollock and nearly 40 other forgeries created by a Chinese artist in Queens, New York. The post How Science Uncovered $80 Million of Fine Art Forgeries appeared first on WIRED.
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Hyundai Plans to Make Wearable Robotic Assistants
If you ever needed help lifting heavy objects or walking or even running, then Hyundai’s robotics assistant may be just the help you need.
Lifehacker
Why Eggs Need to Be Refrigerated in the U.S., But Not in Europe
On a recent visit to Paris, I found it so strange that their eggs sat next to dried goods, at room temperature, since I’m used to refrigerating eggs in the U.S. We’re all concerned about the potential of Salmonella to make people sick, but the U.S. and Europe just protect against this threat in different…
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Animals Have Personalities, Too—Which Fade Away in Group Situations
The persona of some fishes bends to conform to group dynamics, but it ultimately remains constant — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Jordan shootings: IS claims attack at Kerak castle
Jihadist group Islamic State claims it was behind Sunday’s attack in Jordan that killed 10 people.
VentureBeat
Game changer: This company is about to revolutionize sponsorship media valuation
SPONSORED: Presented by GumGum Ever since the days of broadcast-only media buying, brands have struggled to calculate the total exposure they get by wallpapering a stadium with their logo or sponsoring a team or athlete. Today, that struggle is compounded by new ways in which fans are consuming sports…
PCWorld
G.Skill’s new Trident Z memory blends face-melting speeds with multi-colored LEDs
You can’t get them quite in time for the holidays, but PC enthusiasts take note: G.Skill just announced blazing-fast new Trident Z DDR4 RAM kits with customizable RGB lighting. Yes, LED lights on your memory. The new Trident Z RGB Series memory kits require no extra power connections to light up the…
PCWorld
Cyberattack suspected in Ukraine power outage
Security experts are investigating whether a power outage that affected parts of the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, and the surrounding region this weekend was the result of a cyberattack. If confirmed, it would be the second blackout caused by hackers in Ukraine.The incident affected the automation control…
VentureBeat
EU accuses Facebook of possibly lying during its WhatsApp merger review
The story was updated at 7:30 a.m. PST with a statement from Facebook. The European Commission is claiming that Facebook may have “provided incorrect or misleading information” during the antitrust review that ultimately led to the approval of its purchase of WhatsApp in 2014. The EC announced today…
VentureBeat
PARC to develop peel-and-stick sensors to track the Internet of Things
PARC, the research company owned by Xerox, has pioneered a lot of technologies for the personal computer and mobile revolutions. And now it’s moving on to the Internet of Things. Today, the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company is announcing it has secured money from the U.S. Department of Energy to create…
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Viber to let you send video messages and search for content in third-party services such as Wikipedia
Viber is unveiling a handful of new features as the company looks to bolster its arsenal in the battle with other mobile messaging apps. Above: Viber Instant Video Messaging The first notable new feature is instant video messages, which lets users send little video clips of up to 30 seconds in length….
VentureBeat
Why a tax cut for tech companies to bring home overseas cash won’t have much economic impact
ANALYSIS: As Silicon Valley weighs the upsides and the downsides of a Trump presidency, one positive often mentioned is the potential for a tax cut that would encourage tech giants to repatriate the billions of dollars they have stashed overseas. Trump has proposed a one-time tax cut to 10 percent —…
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Building a Brain in the Lab
Scientists copy nature’s most complex organ in the hope of solving the mysteries of brain disorders, from autism to Alzheimer’s — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
MakeUseOf
15 Cool Tools for Easy Expense Tracking and Budgeting
If you’re stuck in debt, the most effective way out is to start tracking your expenses. Think of it this way: if your canoe was sinking, wouldn’t you locate the leak first? You have to plug the hole before you can start bailing out the accumulated water. For most folks, debt isn’t the problem — spending…
MakeUseOf
Live Stream to YouTube With a Raspberry Pi
By adding a camera module (or USB webcam) to your Raspberry Pi, you essentially get a portable, lightweight and easy-to-hold-or-mount internet-connected camera. So, it makes sense that you might want to stream footage with it. But how do you get started with this? Which Pi model should you use? Is one…
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A great deal just got better with Samsung’s home entertainment gear
A good home entertainment setup is a beautiful thing, but there are a lot of different parts that go into making it the best it can be. You need great images, obviously, but you also shouldn’t neglect your sound system, and a proper Blu-ray player is also essential if you want to make sure the source…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
How sauropods gobbled their way to gigantism
Sauropod dinosaurs are the biggest of all the wonderful behemoths to have ever roamed the Earth. Standing on four solid tree trunk legs, these giants are emblazoned in our hearts, minds and history books as towering Mesozoic monoliths, with long swooping necks, whiplash tails, fermentation-factory torsos,…
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Synthesis of pseudo-1D semiconductor provides insight into anisotropic 2D materials
(Phys.org)—For the first time, researchers have synthesized semiconducting gallium telluride (GaTe) in the monoclinic phase as a pseudo-one-dimensional (pseudo-1D) material. This new class of materials is characterized by quasi-1D chains of atoms running in a particular direction along a 2D surface.
io9
Our Next Trip to Saturn Will Be to Search for Alien Life
As the Cassini spacecraft executes its final daredevil maneuvers, scientists on both sides of the Atlantic are already thinking about the next mission to Saturn. But this time around, nobody’s talking about studying the gas giant itself. They’re talking about hunting for life in Saturn’s rings.Read…
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World Health Organization rethinks its response to disease outbreaks
Programme aims to prevent crises similar to the recent Ebola epidemic.Nature 540 494 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21134
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ICYMI: Hydroponics on a grand scale
Today on In Case You Missed It: Sundrop Farms in Australia produces tomatoes from using solar power and seawater, no soil, pesticides or groundwater involved. You can watch the video of the facility here or the CNN story here. The story about the weather study using man-made ice storms is described…
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Turner Prize-winning architects Assemble to sell their famous studio
The building embodies the studio’s work on temporary installations Designed by the Turner Prize-winning architecture collective Assemble, this multi-hued modern, modular structure has served as the group’s studio since 2014. Known for creating temporary, human-centered installations, the firm created…
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Sad Robot Music Machine
Instantly create a soothing environment in your home by letting the sad robot music machine play its gentle tune. This lovely little DIY robot stands seven inches tall and plays a relaxing melody that is sure to mellow anyone out. Check it out $29.99
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Rose Shaped Aluminum Bundt Pan
Easily create professional looking floral themed pastries right from your very own kitchen using this rose shaped aluminum bundt pan. It features a lovely open rose design along with a non-stick coating on the pan’s interior to facilitate cleanup. Check it out $19.42
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Transparent Surfboard
Feel like you’re magically gliding over water by riding down a wave on the transparent surfboard. This polycarbonate and EPS foam board features a visually striking transparent design that allows you to watch everything that’s going on beneath you. Check it out $999.00
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DJ Turntable Necklace
Jazz up your look with some musical flair by accenting your outfit with this DJ turntable necklace. This fashionable piece sports a small handmade turntable pendant that comes with a small personally engraved record on top. Check it out $35.90
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Ugly Hanukkah Sweater
Bring killer style back to the high holidays by strutting around in this ugly Hanukkah sweater. This long sleeve shirt comes with a holiday appropriate design depicting some of Hanukkah’s most well known symbols like Menorahs and dreidels. Check it out $28.72
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Migaloo Submarine Superyacht
The Migaloo submarine super yacht takes extravagance to new depths by giving passengers the option of traveling on or under the water’s surface. Measuring 377 feet long, it houses everything from a bar to a two-story penthouse and helipad. Check it out $2,300,000,000.00
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Sasquatch Poop
Experience heaven on Earth by satisfying your sweet tooth with a hearty bag of Sasquatch poop. Each little cotton pouch comes filled with small chocolate covered almond poop balls that were hand-gathered from the forests of the Northwest where Bigfoot roams free. Check it out $5.95
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South Park Beanies
Transform your crew into the coolest looking kids this side of the Rocky Mountains with these South Park beanies. Each beanie comes styled like the iconic hats worn by Kyle Broflovski, Stan Marsh, Kenny McCormick, and Eric Cartman. Check it out $25.00
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Treepod Suspended Tent
Avoid sleeping on top of uneven and unforgiving terrain while you’re enjoying the great outdoors by staying inside the Treepod suspended tent. It features a single point suspension design that allows you to safely secure it to any sturdy tree branch. Check it out $595.00
Dornob
OWL Paperlamps Bring Light to Life
Adding a splash of playfulness to a creative design usually gives a product a colorful…
TechCrunch
Facebook debuts shareable “moments” at the top of the News Feed, starting with holiday cards
 Facebook today is rolling out a new program that will place messages at the top of your News Feed which prompt users to discuss and share moments that are happening in the world, including the holidays, as well as other historical and cultural moments. You may have already seen these large, colorful…
GearHungry
Timex x Mr Porter Waterbury Watch
One of Timex’ classics, the Waterbury, has a new face. The Timex x Mr Porter Waterbury collaboration gives the watch a clean easy-to-read look that’s adorned with a hint of retro and a domed mineral glass lens. It comes in a new colorway exclusive to Mr Porter, with black-on-black, silver and tan leather,…
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The Slot Tom Arnold Claims to Have Footage of Trump Saying ‘Every Offensive, Racist Thing Ever’ | De
The Slot Tom Arnold Claims to Have Footage of Trump Saying ‘Every Offensive, Racist Thing Ever’ | Deadspin This Ends Pretty Much How You Think It Will | Gizmodo Tim Cook on Why He Went to That Awkward Trump Meeting | Jezebel Rob Kardashian Apologizes to Blac Chyna, Says He Is ‘Seeking Help’ |Read more…
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Hunting Dark Matter between the Ticks of an Atomic Clock
Optical atomic clocks could detect planet-size flaws in a field that might help explain dark matter — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Bose CineMate 15 Home Theater Speaker System (Black) $319.99
Bose CineMate 15 Home Theater Speaker System (Black) $319.99
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The Volvo V60 DH5 Diesel Plug-In Hybrid: Fully Charged goes for a spin
If you’re going to drive a diesel in a city, this one is certainly a considerable improvement.
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Feds investigating 1 million Dodge, Ram vehicles for roll-away collisions – Roadshow
The government received reports of 25 crashes allegedly related to this issue.
Mobile Magazine
Chewing Gum in Any Shape or Flavor You’ll Want Can Now be 3D Printed
Everyone loves sweets, and 3D-printed confectionery has become all the rage in the closing months of 2016. More recently, German company Wacker has just announced its latest addition to this growing phenomenon, which is 3D-printed chewing gum. Set to be unveiled at the ProSweets Cologne Fair in early…
Architizer
Young Architect Guide: 10 Ubiquitous Projects Encountered in Architecture School
A collection of 10 projects that appear frequently in one form or another across global architecture curricula.
Mobile Magazine
The Christmas Season is the Best Time for Game Consoles and Other Great Deals for the Best Gifts
Since it’s only a few days until Santa drops down the chimney, you don’t have all that time to look for gifts. We put together some of the really good bargains so you only need to shop online. Microsoft Xbox One S 500 GB Console – Battlefield 1 Bundle, $249 (originally $299), available at Amazon […]
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Eye Contact can be Overwhelming
Research shows that maintaining eye contact can make it harder to think  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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MTV’s “White Guy Resolutions 2017” Might Just Earn Trump a Second Term
MTV—which famously took years to feature black musicians on its regular programming—has come full circle since its launch in 1981. It has released a short video titled “2017 Resolutions for White Guys.” Among the suggestions, some of which were articulated by white folks who seemed plucked from the…
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Missana Launches Seating Collection by Chris Hardy
For Missana’s latest collaboration, they went to Australia to partner with designer Chris Hardy on a seating collection designed with an Australian soul. The Alce collection features soft, rounded curves and simple lines that perfectly complement each other despite their differences. Its lacquered…
PCWorld
The year ransomware became one of the top threats to enterprises
On Feb. 5, employees at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, started having network access problems that prevented electronic communications. Over the next few days, they learned that the hospital was the victim of a ransomware attack that encrypted files on multiple computers.After…
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Ask the experts: 9 books that will help you stand up for equality in 2017
This holiday season, give the gift of standing up for someone — especially those who might find themselves under attack in the new year. You can march and raise money for causes. You can speak up when you see bigotry in public. And you can educate yourself (and your friends) about the very real struggles…
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Deal: World’s Smallest Camera Drone
Price: $27  | BuyTake to the skies with this teensy palm-sized drone which has a built-in camera. The Cheerson-CX-10C is easy to fly, and packs a tiny 640×480 VGA camera for snapping impromptu stills and videos, and comes with a 2GB Micro SD card for your recordings. More Awesome Stuff: Deal: JetJat…
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Finex Twin Spring Grill Pan and Sauce Pot
Communal dinning on big portions is no match for the FINEX Twin Spring Grill Pan and Sauce Pot. This dynamic duo gives you space to feed the fam and friends without a sink full of pots and pans. Machine polished and extra-deep grill ribs make it easy to drain rich foods fast so you get professional…
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Zojirushi NS-ZCC18 10-Cup Neuro Fuzzy Rice Cooker (1.8L) $165.14
Zojirushi NS-ZCC18 10-Cup Neuro Fuzzy Rice Cooker (1.8L) $165.14
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Bissell 1806 Power Fresh Deluxe Steam Mop $69.99
Bissell 1806 Power Fresh Deluxe Steam Mop $69.99
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors – Front Page
Apple Tested Larger Battery and Gold Color Option on MacBook Pro, Lightning Port on MacBook
In a comprehensive new Bloomberg article diving into the slow refresh cycle of Apple’s line of Mac computers, and how the company slowly “alienated Mac loyalists,” a few interesting tidbits surfaced providing insight into what could have been for the Touch Bar MacBook Pro, as well as the 12-inch Retina…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Tugging at cells with molecules and light
Everyone is made up of approximately 100 trillion cells – if they were laid end to end, they would circle the globe 60 times. Most of these cells arise from mitosis and differentiation of a single egg cell. To orientate themselves, they constantly explore their environment and communicate with their…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
A new view of coral reefs
Earth’s coral reefs teem with diverse forms of life, from microscopic phytoplankton to whale sharks. As much as one quarter of all ocean species depend on reefs for food or shelter—a remarkable statistic considering that reefs cover less than two percent of the ocean bottom.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Nests near bird feeders are five times more likely to be predated, research shows
Animal lovers who feed birds during the spring could unintentionally be harming them, a new study from the University of Reading has revealed.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Opinion: Trump’s threat on climate change pledges will hit Africa hard
US President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the US Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, publicly questions the existence of climate change. He, and presumably Trump himself, opposes President Barack Obama’s environmental initiatives to limit greenhouse gases that cause global warming.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Novel mechanism in bacterial-fungal symbiosis could have biodiesel production applications
To answer the challenge of producing renewable, sustainable alternative fuels, researchers aren’t just looking at developing candidate bioenergy crops but are also reviewing other natural sources of energy-dense oils such as fungi. To learn more about how bacteria interact with fungi in a symbiotic relationship…
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NRL completes first flight of UAV with custom hydrogen fuel cell
Researchers from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s chemistry and tactical electronic warfare divisions completed the first flight of the Ion Tiger unmanned air vehicle with a new hydrogen-powered fuel cell built in-house.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Flexible OLEDs now one step closer to market
Partners of the PI-SCALE project recently showcased their first pilot lines demonstrators of flexible OLEDS—providing a great opportunity for EU companies to bring their ideas and concepts to market. The presented OLED stripes will serve as a raw material for special lighting applications in healthcare,…
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Safe and inexpensive hydrogen production as a future energy source
Hydrogen gas is a promising alternative energy source to overcome our reliance on carbon-based fuels, and has the benefit of producing only water when it is reacted with oxygen. However, hydrogen is highly reactive and flammable, so it requires careful handling and storage. Typical hydrogen storage materials…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Astronauts to get help from snake robots
Norwegian researchers are looking into how a snake robot might carry out maintenance work on the International Space Station (ISS), study comets, and explore the possibility of living and working in lava tunnels on the Moon.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Discovering the origin of the anus and mouth
The mouth and anus are not connected in the development of the embryo as earlier thought, shows a Norwegian ground-breaking study.
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‘Battolyser’ technology combines electricity storage and hydrogen production in a single system
For the first time, TU Delft researchers led by Prof. Fokko Mulder have produced an integrated battery electrolysis system – known as a ‘battolyser’ – that can not only store or supply electricity efficiently as a battery but can also split water into hydrogen and oxygen using electrolysis. This week…
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Warmer climate threatening to northern birds
Will northern birds such as the Siberian jay and the red-flanked bluetail be gone in 50 years? There is a huge risk since a deteriorating climate for breeding is imminent. Another six species are also under threat and will require particular conservation actions in order to survive, according to Anouschka…
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Fully functional ‘nano-snowman’ has applications for providing greener energy
Scientists at the University of Birmingham have captured the formation of a platinum encrusted nanoparticle that bears a striking resemblance to a festive snowman. As well as providing some Christmas cheer, the fully functional ‘nano-snowman’ has applications for providing greener energy and for advancements…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
ACA repeal could cost California more than 200,000 jobs
Efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act could take away health insurance from millions of Californians, while also eliminating 209,000 jobs and costing the state economy $20.3 billion in GDP, says a new report from the Center for Labor Research and Education at the University of California, Berkeley.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Preparing for air traffic control via satellite
ESA recently completed its first flight trials using satellites to help bring Europe closer to its goal of modernising air traffic control.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Closer ties for silver clusters
Tiny clusters of silver atoms arranged with atomic level precision could become more versatile and useful due to a simpler way to hold them together.
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Predicting future sports rankings from evolving performance
Competitive sports and games are all about the performance of players and teams, which results in performance-based hierarchies. Because such performance is measurable and is the result of varied rules, sports and games are considered a suitable model to help understand unrelated social or economic systems…
Macworld
Fun with no numbers: Microsoft is indefinably great
You know the old saying: There are lies, damned lies and statistics. And then there are ridiculous half-truths packaged up as marketing. And then there’s Gary. But Gary doesn’t enter into this story.The Verge’s Tom Warren goes to the source to find out how awesome Microsoft is.“Microsoft: more people…
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Apple AirPods review: wireless that wows, earbuds that don’t
Wireless is the future.” That’s how Apple CEO Tim Cook justified removing the headphone jack from the newest line of iPhones. You won’t need a headphone jack in the future, Cook argued, because wires will be a thing of the past. To back up that vision, Apple announced four pairs of wireless headphones…
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Dash-i MicroSD Reader
Meet Dash, the most technologically advanced card reader for your smartphones, tablets, and computers. Dash is available in three unique versions – the Dash Micro G3 Type-C, Dash-i & Dash-i Plus MicroSD Reader for iPhone/iPad and the Dash Micro G3 MicroUSB card readers. The Dash Micro G3 Type-C…
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Today’s Best Deals: Final Fantasy, Dremel, Anker Vacuum, and More
Final Fantasy XV, the most powerful Dremel, and Anker’s new vacuum leada off Tuesday’s best deals. Read more…
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How to record audio with OneNote to supercharge your note-taking
We’re big fans of OneNote around here, but there’s one killer feature that often gets overlooked in coverage of the note-taking program: recorded audio. The ability to record audio (or video, hardware permitting) sounds pedestrian. Your PC, smartphone, or tablet could easily do that with any number of…
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US Earth scientists plan for uncertain future under Trump
Concerned by president-elect’s choice of advisers, researchers take steps to defend their fields.Nature 540 492 doi: 10.1038/540492a
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Swiss survey highlights potential flaws in animal studies
Poor experimental design and statistical analysis could contribute to widespread problems in reproducing preclinical animal experiments.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.21093
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An Iron Hell River Is Flowing Beneath The Earth
Image: De Agostini Picture Library via GettyBeneath eighteen hundred miles of crust and mantle flows a molten iron hell river whose satanic secrets the European Space Agency has unleashed. Cool!Read more…
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Gut bacteria may hold key to treating autoimmune disease
Defects in the body’s regulatory T cells cause inflammation and autoimmune disease by altering the type of bacteria living in the gut, researchers have discovered. The study suggests that replacing the missing gut bacteria, or restoring a key metabolite called inosine, could help treat children with…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Amazonia’s best and worst areas for carbon recovery revealed
The first mapping of carbon recovery in Amazonian forests following emissions released by commercial logging activities has been published by researchers.
New Scientist – Online news
Here’s how experts can rebuild trust in the post-truth era
Scientists and others will need to embrace a new set of tactics if they hope to be heard above the charlatans who dominated in 2016, says Adam Corner
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Google Responds On Skewed Holocaust Search Results
Google says it is “thinking deeply” about ways to improve search, after criticism over how some results — including ones discussing the Holocaust — were ranked. From a report on BBC: Searching for “did the Holocaust happen?” returned a top result that claimed it did not, as Guardian journalist Carole…
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors – Front Page
Apple Planning USB-C iMac and Faster Notebooks in 2017, Mac Pro and Touch Bar Magic Keyboard in Question
Apple is preparing modest updates to its Mac lineup for next year, including new iMac models with USB-C ports and new AMD graphics chips, and “minor bumps” in processing power for 12-inch MacBook and MacBook Pro models, according to Bloomberg.Mac fans shouldn’t hold their breath for radical new designs…
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Vote for the winners of the first ever Steam Awards
Back in November, Valve asked you to nominate titles for the first ever Steam Awards — now, the gaming titan also wants you to choose its winners. It sounds like the nomination phase was a success, since Valve ended up with four write-in categories…
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Achieve Crispy Crust Nirvana With This Discounted Pizza Stone
Pizzacraft 16.5″ Pizza Stone, $24Pizza stones let you make crispier pizza (and other foods) in a standard oven, which can’t get nearly as hot as a true pizza oven, and a great one is on sale today on Amazon.Read more…
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BlackBerry posts small profit as focus shifts to security software
BlackBerry’s big bet on software and services is making progress — albeit slowly.
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Revised Schottky diode equation for the graphene/semiconductor Schottky junction
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Scientists see snowman’s face in platinum encrusted nanoparticle
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Characterization of magnetic nanovortices simplified
Mashable
The tough and stylish smartwatch built for both work and play
Samsung’s Gear S3 is the luxurious smartwatch ideal for people on the go, the ones who always move forward without looking back.     No matter what their day holds – from a board meeting to hitting up the gym – this crowd needs a smartwatch that can keep up. Thanks to its durable exterior and smart…
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HTC’s next product announcement will be on January 12th
HTC just sent out an invitation for an event on January 12th. As per usual with these teaser invites, there are minimal details about what the announcement will unveil. All we have to go by right now is that it’s something “For U.” If you notice, the U is also mirrored with the C in HTC’s logo. The…
Mashable
6 ways this luxury smartwatch will make your life better — and more stylish
Wearing a smartwatch is a game changer almost instantly.     These innovative wearables keep you informed and involved, wherever the day takes you.    The Samsung Gear S3 is the luxurious, understated watch for the tech enthusiast with a sense of style. With an innovative interior technology and a…
PCWorld
New report says Android phones by Lenovo and others may be running spyware apps
When security firm Kryptowire discovered last month that Chinese firmware company Adups was spying on text messages, call logs, contact lists, and location information sent by Blu R1 HD phones in the United States, Blu quickly acted to plug the security hole and assure customers that their personal…
Mashable
Shake Shack now lets you skip the line and order on your phone
Shake Shack is finally shaking up the way we order food, while simultaneously working to eliminate lines.  The popular fast food chain has decided to join the likes of Taco Bell, Wendy’s and Chick-fil-A by allowing customers to order and pay for their food via mobile app. SEE ALSO: Waiter-less, cashier-less…
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10 Amazing Gifts For Nintendo Fans This Christmas
Still stuck for some last-minute Christmas presents for an avid gamer? Fortunately, gamers are surprisingly easy to buy for. Nintendo fans seem especially dedicated so there’s still a wealth of great bounty on offer. 1. Super Mario Maker 3DS Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS – Nintendo 3DS Super Mario…
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Store 3TB of Files For Just $70
WD My Book 3TB, $70$70 would be a good price for a 2TB external hard drive, but it’s the best deal we’ve ever seen for 3TB. This is a desktop model, so it’ll need to be plugged in, but that’s a ton of space for your money.Read more…
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Engineers detect anomaly during testing of James Webb Space Telescope
Enlarge / Artist’s impression of the James Webb Space Telescope. (credit: NASA) It’s never a good thing when an anomaly is detected in your scientific instrument during pre-operational testing. When that instrument is the James Webb Space Telescope—which is expected to cost about $8.8 billion,…
Mashable
15 fun things to do with all your old dumb, useless iPhones
Sure, you may have had a hard time adjusting to the dongle/AirPods lifestyle ever since the iPhone 7 came out this fall. But now that you and your 7 have gotten to know each other, you’re feeling confident that this is the phone you want to commit to (for the next year, at least). And as an adult in…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Stabilizing evolutionary forces keep ants strong
Hokkaido University researchers are finding evidence of natural selection that maintains the status quo among ant populations.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Male bumblebees leave home without looking back
Male bumblebees leave home and fly away without looking back, making no effort to remember the location of the nest, researchers at the University of Exeter have found.
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Report: Marketing vs engineering tension compromised latest MacBook & MacBook Pro, minor iMac & notebook updates planned
A Bloomberg piece based on interviews with Mac insiders at Apple has revealed how the designs of both the 12-inch MacBook and 2016 MacBook Pro were compromised by marketing decisions winning out over engineering ones. It was a marketing desire to hit the crucial holiday season that led to a design…
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Doxie Dachshund Succulent + Cacti Vertical Garden
Handmade frames are turned into beautiful vertical succulent gardens. The frame comes planted with a variety of succulents, cacti, and preserved Spanish moss. The frame can be created in your choice of wood color. Buy it here The post Doxie Dachshund Succulent + Cacti Vertical Garden appeared first…
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Superflex’s robot suit is meant to help mobilize aging populations
Wearable tech is often geared toward the super-fit or the able-bodied, whether it’s tracking intense activities or your basic daily step count, but one company in Silicon Valley is focusing instead on building a “smart” suit for the aging population. Superflex, a Menlo Park, California-based startup…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Conservation science for US jaguar recovery plan
A recovery plan for the Western Hemisphere’s largest cat species along the US-Mexico border has been released by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), informing the position of USFWS on jaguar conservation by providing the best available science and research to guide and support the plan.
PCWorld
BrandPost: How Tech Can Help You Build Your Career in 2017
Adaptable, precise, responsive, and reliable. They describe the ultimate employee and the ultimate machine. Maybe that’s because we’re becoming one with our tech. This year, make it your New Year’s resolution to make yourself stand out by putting smart tech tools to work like no one ever has, making…
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LG’s Full HD laser projector is bright enough for daytime use
LG has unveiled a compact laser projector that, depending on the price, could appeal to a lot of folks. The LG ProBeam features 1080p (Full HD) resolution and 2,000 lumens of brightness, making it a viable home theater option. The laser system (LG didn’t say which kind, exactly) should provide a sharp,…
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Scientists Bear Witness to Birth of an Ice Cloud
Scientists have witnessed the birth of atmospheric ice clouds, creating ice cloud crystals in the laboratory and then taking images of the process through a microscope, essentially documenting the very first steps of cloud formation.
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Now graphene can even help hunt down cancer
You know graphene, that thin, strong and wonderfully versatile material that might help produce drinking water on the cheap, turn carbon dioxide into liquid fuels and build better batteries? Well, a team of scientists at the University of Illinois Chicago say cancer detection can be added to…
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Digitize All of Those Old Family Photos Over the Holidays With This $75 Scanner
Jumbl 22MP All-in-One Film Scanner, $75You know the boxes of old negatives and photo slides that are sitting in your grandma’s attic? It’s time to preserve them, and nothing makes it easier than this $75 scanner.Read more…
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Live: ‘Dangerous criminal’ may still be at large, Berlin police say
The suspect in the Berlin truck attack that killed 12 people and injured 48 others has denied any involvement, German officials said Tuesday, warning that a “dangerous criminal” may still be at large. Follow the latest developments on our liveblog.
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Russia, Iran and Turkey agree priority in Syria is not regime change
Russia, Iran and Turkey agree that the priority in Syria is fighting “terrorism” and not the removal of Bashar al-Assad, Russian Foreign Minster Sergei Lavrov told reporters after a tripartite summit on Tuesday in Moscow.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Zurich mosque gunman was Swiss-Ghanaian with suspected links to earlier murder
A gunman who shot three worshippers in a Zurich mosque on Monday evening was a 24-year-old Swiss man with Ghanaian roots and no apparent links to Islamist radicalism, police said on Tuesday.
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Safer Alternative to Smoking Can’t Call Itself a Safer Alternative to Smoking
Snus, a nicotine-laced-tobacco product, has been credited with helping to reduce smoking-related deaths in Sweden, where it was invented and is widely used. In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration requires snus to carry the exact same warning labels as cigarettes, cigars, and chewing…
Mashable
Watch a custom drone lift a dude on a snowboard off of a mountain
It’s 2016, so obviously Santa’s sleigh has been replaced with a drone. YouTuber turned CNN staffer  Casey Neistat has wowed us plenty of times. He took us for a snowboarding ride through the streets of NYC. He showed us what it’s like to fly in an ultra luxurious plane.  But this time Neistat…
Gizmodo
TLDR: All the Paleofuture Stories From 2016 You Swore You’d Read Later
Here at Gizmodo’s Paleofuture blog, we churned out tens of thousands of words in 2016. But who’s got time to read all that? Not you, I know. But was there a story that looked interesting, and you swore you’d read it later? You never did read it, did you? Well, here’s your second chance.Read more…
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Artificial intelligence is going to make it easier than ever to fake images and video
Smile Vector is a Twitter bot that can make any celebrity smile. It
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