Indistinguishable from Magic 12/21

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Audio and visual highlights of 2016
String wars, Native American voices and the many faces of physics
VentureBeat
Game developer Brianna Wu plans to run for Congress in 2018
Brianna Wu, a game developer who stood up for women facing harassment in the game industry, has decided to run for the U.S. House of Representatives. She hasn’t officially announced she will run yet, but she posted the picture below on her Facebook page earlier today. And she confirmed via email that…
VentureBeat
HBO’s Westworld artificial intelligence, then and now
GUEST: Much as they are today, people were enthralled by artificial intelligence in 1973 — the year Michael Crichton released the film Westworld. The film became MGM’s biggest box office hit of the year, yet launched the same year as the first AI winter: a massive event of depleted AI resources, dashed…
VentureBeat
The 10 best Star Wars games: GamesBeat Decides
With Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hitting theaters last week, we have that galaxy far, far away on our brains, and that led us to suss out the top 10 best games from that franchise during our weekly GamesBeat Decides podcast on Monday. You can see how we came to our conclusion by clicking play on the…
VentureBeat
The transport systems of science fiction will be here sooner than you think
GUEST: Picture the commute of the future: You live in Palo Alto, Calif., but work 350 miles away in Los Angeles. After your morning latte, you click on a smartphone app to summon your digital chauffeur. An autonomous car shows up at your front door three minutes later to drive you to a Hyperloop station…
SlashGear
Google Pixel phones reported to also have audio problems
Did Google rush its Pixel smartphone out to market to one up Apple’s iPhone 7? That is starting to be a theory given how the honeymoon phase with users seem to be coming to a close. After the hot welcome it received, some owners are starting to discover some warts on the device. First it was a severe…
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It’s official, Iceland is the safest country in the world. Who’s…
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Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Dietary sugar guidelines are based on low quality evidence, study finds
Problems with the nutritional guidelines have been identified by a team of researchers, and in particular problems with the research that supported the guidelines’ recommendations.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
White matter structure in the brain predicts cognitive function at ages 1 and 2
Patterns of white matter microstructure present at birth and that develop after birth predict the cognitive function of children at ages 1 and 2, new research has found.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Colorectal cancer prevention: A proven benefit of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
The comparative effectiveness of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), aspirin and several supplements have now been evaluated in preventing the recurrence of advanced neoplasia (polyps that are the precursor of colorectal cancer) after polyp removal.
CNET News.com
Google’s dueling doodles return to mark new season(s) – CNET
Our boulder buddies return in a pair of doodles to welcome winter in the Northern Hemisphere and summer in the Southern Hemisphere.
designboom | architecture & design magazine
homecam star wars-inspired concept lets darth vader watch the home
these renderings can serve to inspire manufacturer’s designers to take greater risks, to design truly dramatic and mesmerizing forms of home security. The post homecam star wars-inspired concept lets darth vader watch the home appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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A convenience store’s drones are flying circles around Google and Amazon
While the likes of Google’s Project Wing and Amazon’s drone delivery service are still working out the details in delivery via autonomous aircraft, it appears the home of the Slurpee is strafing ahead the competition.7-11 managed to complete 77 individual deliveries-by-drone as of this November, according…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
First look at birthplaces of most current stars
Distant galaxies can be seen as they were when most of today’s stars were being born, report scientists, answering longstanding questions about mechanisms of star formation billions of years ago.
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Big Betelgeuse may have swallowed a companion star on its way to going supernova
Betelgeuse is something of a “superstar” in the night sky, but new research suggests that the red supergiant that marks the shoulder of the constellation Orion might have an interesting past… Continue Reading Big Betelgeuse may have swallowed a companion star on its way to going supernova …
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Fishing app scans and identifies your catch of the day
Even the most seasoned of fishers is going to reel in something they don’t recognize from time to time, and when that happens, how do you know if it’s big enough to keep? Or if it’s in season? Or whether it’s good eating? With a quick scan of your catch, a new app called FishVerify can identify…
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How to enable soft robots to better mimick biological motions
Researchers used mathematical modeling to optimize the design of an actuator to perform biologically inspired motions (credit: Harvard SEAS) Harvard researchers have developed a method for automatically designing actuators that enable fingers and knees in a soft robot to move more organically, a robot…
DiscoveryNews
How Geneticists Are Recreating Extinct Smells
How Geneticists Are Recreating Extinct Smells
Mashable
North Pole to warm to near melting point this week: 50 degrees above normal
It’s happening again: The temperature at the North Pole is projected to spike to around the melting point, or 32 degrees Fahrenheit, on Wednesday into Thursday, despite the complete lack of sunshine that far north in December.  Such temperatures would be about 50 degrees above average for this time…
Slashdot
Using Multiple Social Networks May Lead To Depression and Anxiety, Says Study
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Daily Dot: The more social media you use, the higher the likelihood that you’ll be anxious or depressed. At least according to the University of Pittsburgh Center for Research on Media, Technology and Health. In a study published online this month with more than…
Gizmodo
127 Things That Happened in 2016 Summed Up in One Drawing
I was ready for 2016 to be over as soon as it started so excuse me if I pretend that this last stretch just doesn’t exist so I can jump on the heck over to 2017 already. Artist Niv Bavarsky summarized the best and worst of what happened this past year for Beutler Ink in a re-imagined and updated drawing…
Digital Trends
NASA’s moth-eye camera could reveal details of the black hole at the center of our galaxy
In designing its new high-sensitivity infrared camera, NASA engineers looked to nature for inspiration. After disappointing tests with carbon nano tubes, they built a silicon-based sensor that mimics the structure of a moth’s eye. Moths, notable for their ability to see in the dark, have unique eyes…
BBC News – World
Processed meat ‘could be bad for asthma’
Eating lots of ham and sausage might make asthma symptoms worse, according to French researchers.
9to5Mac
Here’s a strange coincidence: Apple’s AirPods case fits USB-C better than Lightning
Now that users are finally getting their hands on Apple’s AirPods, a few tidbits of information about the product are starting to roll in. Earlier today, we shared how AirPods hold up after drop and water tests. Now, eagle-eyed users have noticed that the charging port on the AirPods case is nearly…
Popular Science
How to work out at your parents’ house this holiday season
Health The most scientifically effective exercises you can do with a Christmas ham During the holidays, it’s smart to squeeze in a workout or two between the hearty meals, endless cookies, free-flowing booze, and egg nog. We devised four workouts that…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
High Resolution Imaging of Hypervelocity Impacts
Tring, UK (SPX) Dec 16, 2016 Specialised Imaging reports on how the Institute of Astronautics, Technical University of Munich, Germany has used a SIM-X ultra-high speed framing camera to record high resolution images of hypervelocity impacts on granular media samples with different bulk densities….
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Fluctuations in extragalactic gamma rays reveal two source classes but no dark matter
Munich, Germany (SPX) Dec 21, 2016 Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics and the University of Amsterdam GRAPPA Center of Excellence just published the most precise analysis so far of the fluctuations in the gamma-ray background. They used more than six years of data gathered…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
It’s a cosmic winter wonderland at NGC 6357
Boston MA (SPX) Dec 21, 2016 Although there are no seasons in space, this cosmic vista invokes thoughts of a frosty winter landscape. It is, in fact, a region called NGC 6357 where radiation from hot, young stars is energizing the cooler gas in the cloud that surrounds them. This composite…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
New Technology Could Help Track Firefighters for Safety
Pasadena CA (JPL) Dec 21, 2016 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…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Cassini offers a crash course in ring world orbital mechanics
Pasadena CA (JPL) Dec 21, 2016 It may look as though Saturn’s moon Mimas is crashing through the rings in this image taken by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, but Mimas is actually 28,000 miles (45,000 kilometers) away from the rings. There is a strong connection between the icy moon and Saturn’s rings,…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Texas A and M-Led Study Helps Prove Galaxy Evolution Theory
College Station TX (SPX) Dec 21, 2016 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 and M University astronomer Casey Papovich. Papovich notes that large disk galaxies…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
Space as a Driver for Socio-Economic Sustainable Development
Dubai, UAE (SPX) Dec 21, 2016 The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has hosted the United Nations/United Arab Emirates High Level Forum: “Space as a Driver for Socio-Economic Sustainable Development”, which was organized by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) in conjunction…
Space News From SpaceDaily.Com
The case of the missing diamonds
St. Louis MO (SPX) Dec 21, 2016 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…
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FTC tells Verizon ‘supercookie’ partner to give you an exit
Verizon (aka our corporate overlords) may have settled with the FCC over its seemingly inescapable “supercookie” web tracking back in March, but that doesn’t tell the whole story. The carrier was sending that information to a third party, Turn, which…
Mashable
White House says AI could cost U.S. millions of jobs if social services not improved
Artificial intelligence will be essential to the future economic growth of the United States, but if education and social services aren’t improved, American workers could lose millions of jobs.  That’s the conclusion of a new report from the White House examining the economic impact of artificial intelligence…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Tectonic shift?
Newark DE (SPX) Dec 21, 2016 Plate tectonics, the idea that the surface of the Earth is made up of plates that move apart and come back together, has been used to explain the locations of volcanoes and earthquakes since the 1960s. One well-known example of this is the Pacific Ring of Fire,…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Satellites observe ‘traffic jams’ in Antarctic Ice Stream caused by tides
Pasadena CA (SPX) Dec 22, 2016 For the first time, researchers have closely observed how the ocean’s tides can speed up or slow down the speed of glacial movement in Antarctica. The new data will help modelers better predict how glaciers will respond to rising sea levels. Caltech’s Brent Minchew…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
180-million-year-old rocks lend insight into Earth’s most powerful earthquakes
Cardiff, UK (SPX) Dec 22, 2016 The raggedness of the ocean floors could be the key to triggering some of the Earth’s most powerful earthquakes, scientists from Cardiff University have discovered. In a new study published in Nature Geoscience the team, also from Utrecht University, suggest that large…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Warming could slow upslope migration of trees
Berkeley CA (SPX) Dec 21, 2016 Scientists expect trees will advance upslope as global temperatures increase, shifting the tree line–the mountain zone where trees become smaller and eventually stop growing–to higher elevations. Subalpine forests will follow their climate up the mountain, in other…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Supercomputer simulations confirm observations of 2015 India/Pakistan heat waves
Berkeley CA (SPX) Dec 21, 2016 A paper published this week during the American Geophysical Union (AGU) fall meeting in San Francisco points to new evidence of human influence on extreme weather events. Three researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) are among the…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Naples astride a rumbling mega-volcano
Paris (AFP) Dec 20, 2016 A slumbering Campi Flegrei volcano under the Italian city of Naples shows signs of “reawakening” and may be nearing a critical pressure point, according to a study published Tuesday. Italian and French scientists have for the first time identified a threshold beyond which…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Taking stock of the world’s lakes
Montreal, Canada (SPX) Dec 21, 2016 The total shoreline of the world’s lakes is more than four times longer than the global ocean coastline. And if all the water in those lakes were spread over the Earth’s landmass, it would form a layer some four feet (1.3 metres) deep. Those are just two…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Space-based lidar shines new light on plankton
Corvallis OR (SPX) Dec 22, 2016 A space-based sensor that can “see” through fog, clouds and darkness has given scientists their first continuous look at the boom-bust cycles that drive polar plankton communities. The decade-long set of images reveals that phytoplankton cycles are more tied to the…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Austrian cows swap bells from ‘hell’ for GPS
Vienna (AFP) Dec 20, 2016 A farmer’s cows in western Austria will swap their traditional bells for GPS trackers after the owner of a holiday home complained that the noise was irritating his guests. Some might think the gentle clonk of cowbells is as much a part of the Alpine landscape as soaring…
Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News
Newly discovered ‘Casper’ octopod at risk from deep-sea mining
London, UK (SPX) Dec 22, 2016 Last spring, researchers made Newly discovered ‘Casper’ octopod at risk from deep-sea minings with the discovery of what was surely a new species of octopod, crawling along the seafloor at a record-breaking ocean depth of more than 4,000 meters (about 2.5 miles) off…
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Using graphene to detect brain cancer cells
Brain cell culture. Left: Normal astrocyte brain cell; Right: cancerous Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) version, imaged by Raman spectrography. (credit: B. Keisham et al./ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces) By interfacing brain cells with graphene, University of Illinois at Chicago researchers have found a method…
Reason.com Full Feed
Trump’s ‘Tough Cookie’ Is a Dangerous Warmonger
Donald Trump began to express doubts about the wisdom of overthrowing Saddam Hussein soon after the 2003 invasion of Iraq and by 2004 was criticizing the war as senseless and counterproductive—or, as he put it more recently, “a big, fat mistake.” Hillary Clinton, by contrast, did not admit the war…
Top News – MIT Technology Review
Hotter Days Will Drive Global Inequality
Rising temperatures due to climate change will strongly affect economic growth around the world, making some countries richer and some poorer.
Mashable
People in Iceland are being left off the weather map and they’re pissed
People in East Iceland have found something unexpected blocking their view of their nightly weather report: the presenter himself. Residents on one side of the country have found their local region occluded by the oblivious man on the RUV channel, who’s spent night after night standing in front of their…
Mises Institute
Ten Fundamental Laws of Economics
Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssTen Fundamental Laws of Economics Austrian Economics OverviewMonetary Theory 0 Views In the midst of so many economic fallacies being repeatedly seemingly without end, it may be helpful to return to some of the most basic laws of economics. Here are ten…
BBC News – World
African island nation Sao Tome cuts diplomatic ties with Taiwan
The African island nation of Sao Tome has cut diplomatic ties with Taiwan, officials say.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Obama bans oil and gas drilling in Arctic, Atlantic oceans
The White House blocked new leases for oil and gas drilling in sections of the Arctic and Atlantic Tuesday, a high-stakes bid to forestall exploration and tie Donald Trump’s hands.
DiscoveryNews
Science Can Now Turn Plastic Bags Into Fuel!
Science Can Now Turn Plastic Bags Into Fuel!
WIRED
Bogoslof Volcano in Alaska Unexpectedly Erupts
A remote volcano in the Bering Sea sent up an impressive ash plume in an unexpected eruption. The post Bogoslof Volcano in Alaska Unexpectedly Erupts appeared first on WIRED.
VentureBeat
Turning data-driven creative into digital marketing success (VB Live)
VB LIVE: Effective creative is equal parts emotion and information. Join GPS technology giant Garmin and advertising technology leader Undertone for insights into how to use data to create relevant and customized campaigns for the right person at the right time. Register here for free. The very best…
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Need a Last-Minute Gift? Check Out Our Holiday Gift Guides
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The Best Rugged Bluetooth Speakers for Any Weather
No plug, no jacks, no need to check the weather report. Just durable music wherever you need it. …Read More »
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When Money’s No Issue, These Are the Best Watches in the World
If we had the means, any one of these would be the watch of a lifetime. …Read More »
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Deals of Note: December 21, 2016
How to save on an Amazon Kindle, an Xbox bundle and a LifeStraw water filter. …Read More »
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Style Books to Read by the Fireplace
This holiday break, shift through these pages for some wardrobe inspiration. …Read More »
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Today in Gear: December 21, 2016
Fresh New Balance kicks, a retro USA-made backpack, a beautifully simple chronograph and much more. …Read More »
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
After Trump victory at Electoral College, world views collide
Donald Trump will become the 45th US president next month, after prevailing Monday at the Electoral College amid nationwide protests at state Capitols. FRANCE 24 spoke to electors and insiders with divergent views of where the country is headed.
Discover Magazine
No Mitochondria Machinery? No Problem
A protozoan that lacks the genes associated with all mitochondrial functions.
Discover Magazine
Our First Date Out of Africa?
Neanderthals and Homo sapiens were hooking up over 100,000 years ago.
Discover Magazine
This Metallic Glass Is Super-Tough
Introducing, SAM2X5-630.
Discover Magazine
Figuring Out FRBs
The Arecibo Observatory picked up 10 new fast radio bursts.
Discover Magazine
When Brain Imaging Goes Awry
Analysis questions the validity of many fMRI studies.
Discover Magazine
How Juno Met Jupiter
Our finest glimpse of the largest planet in our solar system.
Discover Magazine
Mirror-Image Molecule Far, Far Away
Sagittarius B2 contains a chiral molecule.
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9to5Mac
Nintendo says it doesn’t have plans for any additional Super Mario Run content
After originally debuting at Apple’s keynote back in September, Super Mario Run officially launched on iOS this past week to much fanfare. The app saw massive download numbers and raced to the top of the App Store charts, both in terms of downloads and revenue. Nearly a week later, however, and a…
Mashable
Hong Kong is scrapping visa-free entry for Indians
Starting next month, Indian travellers visiting Hong Kong will not be able to clear immigration without a visa. SEE ALSO: Wi-Fi passwords from airports around the world in one brilliant map The visa-free facility enjoyed by Indian travellers, which allowed them to roam the Chinese special administrative…
Next Big Future
First Korean APR-1400 nuclear reactor enters commercial operation
The first Korean-designed Advanced Pressurised Reactor-1400 (APR-1400) officially entered commercial operation on 12 December. Unit 3 of the Shin Kori nuclear power plant in the south east of South Korea was connected to the grid in January.Shin Kori units 3 and 4 (Image: KHNP)Construction of Shin Kori…
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Twitter’s search results are now sorted by relevance
Earlier this year, Twitter started moving away from the reverse chronological timeline and started prioritizing algorithmically “relevant” tweets in order to keep users more engaged. Starting today, Twitter will now be ordering its search results the same way in hopes that more relevant results will…
Digital Trends
Facebook’s secretive censorship guidelines allegedly leaked in new report
A new report claims to reveal for the first time Facebook’s secret content removal policies. Excerpts of internal documents that the company allegedly hands out to both its own staff and third-party content moderators were provided to German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung by unidentified sources. Although…
Next Big Future
China says tests of Propellentless EMDrive on Tiangong 2 space station were successful
Dr. Chen Yue, Director of Commercial Satellite Technology for the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) announced on December 10, 2016 that not only has China successfully tested EmDrives technology in its laboratories, but that a proof-of-concept is currently undergoing zero-g testing in orbit (according…
Slashdot
Crytek Closing Five Studios, Will Refocus On ‘Premium IPs’ and CryEngine
In a press release, Crytek, the developer behind hits such as the Crysis and Far Cry shooters, announced that it will be closing five of its studios in an effort to “refocus on its core strengths.” The only studios remaining will be Crytek’s Frankfurt, Germany and Kiev, Ukraine locations. Polygon reports:…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
13-foot-tall Korean mech suit aims to assist with Fukushima cleanup
A Moldovan-American master designer and a Korean robotics company have teamed up to build a giant, 13-foot tall walking mech suit robot that looks like it’s just lumbered off the set of Avatar. With fully articulating arms that mimic the pilot’s movements, there’s more than a touch of Pacific…
Man of Many
Here’s Why Casey Neistat’s New Human Flying Drone is Probably Fake
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, as we are massive fans of Casey’s (I’ve literally watched every single one of his vlogs and videos, and even his HBO series), but after watching his latest video, the Human Flying Drone, there are elements of it that leads us to think the video is fake. At least the…
SlashGear
Google sued for encouraging employees to spy on each other
“Don’t be evil.” That’s supposedly Google’s corporate motto but as many would attest, it might simply be Google poking fun at the very idea of doing nothing evil. Because that is precisely what Google is usually caught doing, depending on who you ask. If you ask a former Google product manager, that…
DiscoveryNews
Billions of Stars and Galaxies to Be Discovered in the Largest Cosmic Map Ever
Billions of Stars and Galaxies to Be Discovered in the Largest Cosmic Map Ever
MakeUseOf
How to Match the Exposures of Multiple Photos in Lightroom
If you’ve taken a bunch of photos in one day and want to create a series out of them, you’ll want to make sure they have a similar feel. You can use the same post-processing steps, use the same filters, and adjust them for consistency. The first thing you’ll want to do is adjust the exposure. With Lightroom,…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
ibda design shares its shimmering proposal for the beirut museum of art
a translucent diamond of light makes up ibda design’s suggestion for the new museum of art in beirut, the lebanon. The post ibda design shares its shimmering proposal for the beirut museum of art appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Mashable
Hilarious Instagram devoted to chubby babies is a must-follow for 2017
There’s nothing like a chubby ‘lil baby to turn your frown upside down, and 2016 had plenty.  First, there was the “rice ball baby” meme, then it was “bread or baby arm?” — but prepare to squeal with with delight with this cute and hilarious Instagram account to end all cute and hilarious Instagram…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Review: Navdy head-up display for whatever you drive
Add-on head-up displays are a nice option for those who want to upgrade their car, but can’t afford a car upgrade. Such devices have also proven popular subjects of crowdfunding campaigns, but Navdy took the more traditional venture capital route and the result is a product that you can purchase…
TechCrunch
Uber losses expected to hit $3 billion in 2016 despite revenue growth
 Uber’s losses are growing from $2.2 billion last year to an expected $3 billion this year, according to multiple reports this week from The Information and others. It’s hard to fathom Uber operating so far from profitability at a time when it feels like an established mainstream brand on the global…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Declining male offspring further imperil endangered flycatchers in southern California
A new study in The Condor: Ornithological Applications documents the steep decline of a population of endangered Southwestern Willow Flycatchers over 16 years—and the change in the sex ratio that has left the birds’ future hanging on a dwindling number of males.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Robot gives rare glimpse under Antarctic sea ice
An underwater robot has captured a rare glimpse beneath the Antarctic sea ice, revealing a colourful world filled with coconut-shaped sponges, dandelion-like worms, pink algae and spidery starfish.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Convenience shop items delivered by drone in US
US drone delivery service Flirtey on Monday announced that its self-piloting flying machines have whisked flu medicine, hot food and more from 7-Eleven convenience stores to customers’ homes.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Exotic to mainstream: Australians wild about unusual pets
The proud owner of dingo ‘Kimba’, James Bornstein, is part of the new wave of Australian exotic pet lovers whose unconventional companions are growing in popularity.
New Scientist – Online news
Giant ball of gas is a totally stinky galactic chemistry lab
Sagittarius B2 is a molecular cloud about 100 light years wide near the centre of our galaxy – and it would taste absolutely terrible
BBC News – World
India to fine airlines for ‘dropping’ poo
Airlines in India will be fined if their planes release human waste from toilets in the air.
Vat19
Crazy Magnetic Balls (aka Mega NanoDots)
Defeat boredom with Mega NanoDots; they’re part building block, part science experiment and part tactile distraction. Buy here: https://www.vat19.com/item/mega-nanodots-large-magnetic-spheres?adid=youtube ******************* Please subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/user/vat19com Hundreds more curiously…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Tense calm returns to DR Congo after deadly protests
Calm appeared to have returned to Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday morning in the wake of deadly protests Tuesday against President Joseph Kabila, who has refused to leave office as his mandate ends.
SlashGear
iPhones could support dual SIMs to woo China, India
Apple has been bending over backwards to court the Chinese and Indian markets, even their governments, but its iPhones continue to lack one thing critical to these markets: support for dual active SIM cards. But based on several patents filed in different countries, that might be changing soon and the…
VentureBeat
U.S. was reportedly more prepared for Russian cyber attacks than disinformation campaign
(Reuters) – The U.S. government spent more than a decade preparing responses to malicious hacking by a foreign power but had no clear strategy when Russia launched a disinformation campaign over the internet during the U.S. election campaign, current and former White House cyber security advisers said….
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Alzheimer’s hope in new memory-restoring drug
Our arsenal against Alzheimer’s disease contains a motley mix of potential weapons, including blood tests and “sniff tests” for early detection, implants that release antibodies, and compounds that could treat the disease in a similar fashion to high cholesterol. Now, researchers at the University…
MakeUseOf
Want to Learn Microsoft Office 2016? Start With These Quick Start Guides
More than 1.2 billion people use Microsoft Office around the world. Unfortunately, most people — even those who are right next to you — might not be so fluent in it or in any of the programs in the suite. Microsoft Office 2016 also introduced a few new productivity features, and there’s a bit of a learning…
Digital Trends
Twitter will provide data on user who sent seizure-inducing tweet to reporter
After receiving a tweet that caused him to have an epileptic seizure on Thursday night, Newsweek reporter Kurt Eichenwald filed a civil suit in oder to identify his alleged online attacker — with the aim of then pressing criminal charges. On Tuesday, Eichenwald shared an expedited court order in which…
Digital Trends
Viber has just made it even easier to send video messages to your buddies
It may not get the same level of coverage as competing messaging apps like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, but Viber nevertheless has a loyal user base in the hundreds of millions. You might be one of them. If you are, then take note. The app rolled out a couple of new features on Tuesday. First up…
inStash
With PicoPen You’ll Always Have A Writing Utensil At Hand
If you’re the lucky owner of a PicoPen then you’ll always have a writing utensil at your disposal. You see, unlike regular pens which aren’t easily attachable … Read More
Discover Magazine
20 Things You Didn’t Know About … Frogs
What makes a “true” frog? Can you tell a frog from a toad? We’re finding new species all the time, sometimes in unexpected places.
Reason.com Full Feed
Brickbat: Provocative Clothing
Saudi police have arrested a woman after she tweeted a photo of herself standing on a Riyadh sidewalk without the full-length robe and scarf women are required to wear when in public.
Cool Tools
Linesman Compound Action Pliers
I have been using a pair of Crescent Linesman Compound Action Pliers for over a year now and would not be without them. Cutting cutting things like mechanic’s wire (bailing wire), nails, electrical wire, etc. is easy thanks to its compound action. These pliers will make work easier to do and allow…
Mashable
Paytm outage, internet shutdown give India a reality check on its cashless dreams
In the aftermath of India invalidating much of its cash, many have resorted to mobile wallets to pay for their daily chores. But this week, Indians got a glimpse of how an Internet-reliant economy can fail them sometimes.  SEE ALSO: India’s futile attempt to go cashless is a reality check for our dream…
Digital Trends
Hey, Amazon! 7-Eleven says it’s already made 77 deliveries by drone in the U.S.
Amazon’s recent debut delivery by drone sure won it some attention, but there’s another company quietly working toward the same goal of a full-fledged service on U.S. soil. Drone specialist Flirtey revealed this week it’s making some progress toward realizing its ambition, recently helping 7-Eleven…
BBC News – World
US team finds World War Two ‘remains’ in India
A US team recovers possible remains of soldiers killed in India in a World War Two plane crash.
ArchDaily
“MAD Works: MAD Architects” Introduced by Sir Peter Cook
The skylines of modern China are punctuated by architecture that amazes, inspires, and awes. Many of these towering structures are the work of the Beijing-based experimental practice MAD Architects, led by Ma Yansong. People often ask what ‘MAD’ stands for; sometimes, I explain it stands…
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SK Telecom, Ericsson, Qualcomm to conduct joint 5G NR trial
South Korean telco SK Telecom, together with Ericsson and Qualcomm, will conduct over-the-air field trials for 5G New Radio (NR) standards.
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GE Digital, SMP3 sign MOU for Predix platform
GE Digital and South Korean Industrial Internet firm SMP3 have signed an MOU to develop new digital solutions for the US company’s Predix platform.
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Soylent supplier severs ties with the company over gastrointestinal smear campaign
The rumblings in Soylent’s supply chain continue to cause distress, with TerraVia — maker of the algal flour used in a number of Soylent products — severing ties with the food-replacement company. The news comes after Soylent blamed the use of algal flour in its Soylent Powder and Soylent Bars for a…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
the riad table uses techniques seen in traditional tile manufacturing
new on the designboomshop, the hexagonal table by designers alvaro catalan de ocon and francesco faccin can mimic a ‘raised floor’ by combining as many pieces as desired. The post the riad table uses techniques seen in traditional tile manufacturing appeared first on designboom | architecture &…
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Iraq bomb attack targets Iranian Kurdish opposition party
Seven people are killed in a bomb attack on the offices of an Iranian Kurdish opposition party in Iraq.
Mashable
James Taylor scraps Philippines concert plans over its extrajudicial killings of drug offenders
James Taylor has cancelled his upcoming concert in the Philippines, in protest of the country’s extrajudicial killings of suspected drug offenders, he announced on social media Wednesday. The folk music legend is set to play an Asia-Pacific tour next year, and Manila was added to the line-up for February….
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Merz b. Schwanen Fleece 3-Thread Sweaters
These Fleece 3-Thread Sweaters from Merz b. Schwanen are made in Germany out of vintage barrel loomed, 100% organic cotton fleece, and have v-inserts at the front and back of the neck and triangular patches under the arms for greater ease of movement. They’re also a whopping 40% off at Blue Button Shop,…
Mashable
Want an Amazon Echo for Christmas? Sorry, it’s sold out
It appears that Amazon did a poor job of judging the demand for its smart speakers, the Echo and the Echo Dot.  Both devices are currently sold out on Amazon’s website, with the Echo Dot slated to be available again on Dec. 27, and the larger Echo only coming on Jan. 19, 2017. SEE ALSO: Microsoft’s…
BBC News – World
Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh lambasts Ecowas mediators
Gambian President Jammeh hits out at regional mediators urging him to step down after disputed polls.
inStash
There’s Something For Every Guy In The Hamilton Khaki Field Watch Collection
Inspired by the military watches worn by American GIs during the Second World War, the Hamilton Khaki Field Watch collection is bound to have something for everyone. … Read More
Mashable
Dramatic footage of explosion at Mexico’s fireworks market
A gigantic chain-reaction explosion has ripped through Mexico’s best-known fireworks market in Tultepec, on the northern outskirts of the capital, killing at least 29 people.  SEE ALSO: SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket to fly again for first time since explosion A dramatic video, filmed by a motorist on a…
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Japan Successfully Launches Solid Fuel Rocket
randomErr writes: Japan successfully launched a solid fuel rocket named Epsilon-2. The 26-meter-long rocket launched from the Uchinoura Space Center at about 8 p.m. local time. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said this is the latest in Tokyo’s effort to stay competitive in an industry that…
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New material with ferroelectricity and ferromagnetism may lead to better computer memory
The Next Web
This powerhouse of a charging station juices up ten devices at once
Between your phone, tablet, laptop, and other assorted devices, you probably constantly find yourself with too many power needs and never enough charging ports to accommodate them all. Throw out your power strip once and for all and streamline your charging game with the Kinkoo 10-Port USB Charging Station….
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Microsoft wants to make Office 365 more accessible to everyone
Every month, Microsoft is busy pushing out fresh updates for Office 365, and December is no exception, with the company adding a number of perks on the accessibility front.One of the biggest changes is moving the Accessibility Checker to make it more prominent and easily found across all the main Office…
FiveThirtyEight
The ‘Most Powerful Political Players Of 2017’ Draft Extravaganza!!
In this week’s politics chat, we go looking for the most powerful political players of 2017. The transcript below has been lightly edited. micah (Micah Cohen, politics editor): It’s Draft Day!!!! We’ll have a pool of political figures, and the goal is to draft the team that will have the most influence…
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Novel technique helps ID elusive molecules
Among the most important molecules in the living world are sugars or carbohydrates, which play a vital role in life processes. Sugars provide the main source of fuel for the body, protect muscles from damage and contribute to the immune response. They also act as the brain’s key metabolite (in the form…
New Scientist – Online news
We will soon be able to read minds and share our thoughts
EEG caps that monitor brain activity are allowing us to send thoughts to each other directly – a technology that could help people who are paralysed regain movement
Fast Company
Yes, Even Your Company Needs A Video Strategy In 2017
Your customers don’t expect Oscar-worthy production value. More often than not, the scrappier the better. Your customers don’t expect Oscar-worthy production value. More often than not, the scrappier the better.They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, but what about a video?…
Fast Company
12 CEOs Share Their Predictions For 2017
We asked a group of CEOs from diverse industries what they expect—and hope—to see change in 2017. We asked a group of CEOs from diverse industries what they expect—and hope—to see change in 2017.Fast Company asked CEOs across industries—social good, sexual health, beauty, tech,…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
whitefox personal four-seater snowmobile
the whitefox is a four-seater snowmobile that can transport families and equipment through mountainscapes. The post whitefox personal four-seater snowmobile appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Peaceful EU starts to fund military research
Shift in focus comes in response to a changing world order and the threat of terrorism.Nature 540 491 doi: 10.1038/540491a
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iPhone 8 wireless charging takes another step towards long-range reality
There’s growing evidence that Apple is working with Energous – a company which is developing a wireless charger that can work over up to 15ft, meaning the device it’s charging doesn’t need to be in contact with it.In a research note from market analyst Louis Basenese, obtained by Apple Insider, it’s…
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Apple may be readying an edge-to-edge iPhone 7S
Apple may soon be ready to release its first iPhone with an edge-to-edge screen.Chinese blog cnBeta has cited sources from Apple’s East Asian supply chain that claim Apple will launch the iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus as well as a third handset in 2017.The mystery handset is codenamed the Ferrari and…
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Sky broadband ads now show the speeds you’ll actually get
Sky’s got not one, not two, but three tidbits of broadband-related news to share today, just before knocking off for Christmas. The first is the launch of the “UK’s lowest fibre broadband and line rental offer” at £20 per month, with a one-off £20 setup fee. It’s exclusive to new and existing Sky TV…
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How to Erase Your Web Accounts in One Click
How many accounts do you have across all of the websites on the internet? I’m talking over the course of all the years since you first discovered the internet. Forums, social networks, services, etc. For me, hundreds would be an underestimate. I can think of dozens of accounts that I’m actively using…
BBC News – World
Chapecoense plane crash: Bolivia blames pilot and airline
Bolivian investigation into last month’s deadly plane crash in Colombia blames airline and pilot.
Fast Company
These Are The Robots Who Are Fulfilling Your Christmas Orders
Robots are working alongside people in more warehouses, though creators say they’re not taking human jobs . . . yet. Robots are working alongside people in more warehouses, though creators say they’re not taking human jobs . . . yet.Some of the gifts you order this holiday season…
Mashable
Facebook is making it easier for Android users to sign into other apps
Facebook wants to make it easier for you to sign into all the other apps you have on your Android smartphone without having to wait for an SMS with a one-time password. SEE ALSO: Everything you need to know about Facebook’s 10-year plan The social media juggernaut has introduced a new feature, called…
Digital Trends
Here’s one way to ensure your AirPods never slip out
Apple’s AirPods have finally been released, and up and down the country new owners are on their knees, scrabbling around, searching for the one that keeps dropping out. Or possibly not if they happen to fit snugly in the ear, which is what you want at $159 a pop. Twitter user Andrew Cornett appears…
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Survival of the unfittest: Vietnam’s disappearing elephants
Baby elephant Gold has come a long way since he was found trapped in a well in central Vietnam earlier this year.
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China’s smoggiest city closes schools amid public anger
China’s smoggiest city closed schools Wednesday as much of the country suffered its sixth day under an oppressive haze, sparking public anger about the slow response to the threat to children’s health.
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Huge solar plant beams power, hope to rural Uganda
When power goes out in the rural town of Soroti in eastern Uganda, store manager Hussein Samsudin can only hope it won’t go on so long it spoils his fresh goods.
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Close Them Down!
Donald Trump is appointing good people—Andy Puzder, for example, Trump’s nominee for labor secretary. When Puzder took over Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s restaurants, they were deep in debt. Four years later, they were profitable. I bet his 70,000 workers are happy about that. “What did you do that your…
TechSpot
Nvidia’s PC Gaming Revival Kit aims to reawaken your old PC
It’s not uncommon for online retailers to offer barebones PC packages for those putting together a new system. What you won’t see all that often, however, is a purpose-built bundle like the PC Gaming Revival Kit that recently cropped up from Nvidia.
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Adidas 3D Runners Provide Exceptional Comfort And Performance; Are A Taste Of What’s To Come
You’ve gotta hand it to Adidas, more than any other major footwear manufacturer they’re really pushing the boundaries of what shoes can be made out of. To … Read More
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High-Load and Compact: Precision 6-Axis Motion from Two New PI Hexapods
6-axis parallel positioning systems provide precision and versatility for loads from 2 kg to 1,000+ kg. The usefulness of hexapods, or Stewart Platforms, is expanding as research and industry…
Cool Hunting
Buy: Indigo-Dyed Watch Cap
In indigo and black indigo, Self Edge’s watch caps feature Japanese rope-dyed indigo yarns; each being a 100% cotton custom woven fabric. These snug, soft items also sport a custom pewter concho pin—a nice differentiating touch on a common staple item…… Continue…
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Penn Jillette
“People don’t brag about going up a grassy slope,” says Penn Jillette. “They brag about going up Everest.” That sentiment—that nothing worth celebrating was ever found in moderation—animates everything the juggler turned magician turned occasional pundit does. Jillette has been known as the “larger,…
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The Unkillable Two-Party System
The unprecedentedly bizarre presidential election we have just survived taught us many unpleasant lessons. Among the most startling was the extent to which, even in a year dominated by voter revulsion at the two leading candidates, the two-party mindset nonetheless continued to maintain a powerful…
Computerworld
The votes are in: Which mobile data provider is best?
That thing you carry in your pocket may be called a smartphone, but its main purpose isn’t to talk to other people — it’s a tiny computer you use to connect to the internet, get information and find and use apps. So, for the fourth year in a row we’ve gone on a mission to find out which mobile service…
Computerworld
Which part of Murphy’s Law did you think they repealed?
Flashback to the mid-1980s, when this IT pilot fish is just a year out of college — he knows programming, but he’s still learning to be a sysadmin.And that’s the job he’s been hired for, at an office that runs on an Alpha Micro minicomputer. “The Alpha Micro was distinctive in that the primary external…
Computerworld
Obama White House’s final tech recommendation: Invest in A.I.
One of the most important things that the U.S. can do to improve economic growth is to invest in artificial intelligence, or A.I., said the White House, in a new report. But there’s a dark side to this assessment as well.A.I.-driven, intelligent systems have the potential to displace millions, such as…
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Samsung Galaxy S8 could unleash new levels of power with a ‘beast mode’
If there’s one thing we can be sure of, it’s that the Samsung Galaxy S8 is going to be a very powerful phone, and now there’s evidence that it could go beyond other flagships with a “beast mode”, potentially letting you kick its performance into overdrive.But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. So far…
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The Morning After: Wednesday December 21, 2016
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. The end of the year is creeping closer, and our latest candidate for a 2016 look-back is Tesla. Beyond Elon Musk’s big year, we’re digging into CG actors from Rogue One, what’s up with Macs, and The Emoji Movie.
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Trump’s Least Favorite Agency Had Some Big Wins This Year
Image: Casey Deshong/WikimediaIt was a busy year for the Environmental Protection Agency. While President-Elect Donald Trump was telling thousands of people he wanted to get rid of the government agency altogether, the EPA trounced some of the worst polluters and added stricter pesticide regulations.The…
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First light for band 5 at ALMA
ALMA observes radio waves from the Universe, at the low-energy end of the electromagnetic spectrum. With the newly installed Band 5 receivers, ALMA has now opened its eyes to a whole new section of this radio spectrum, creating exciting new observational possibilities.
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How fair are countries’ climate pledges? Incorporating fairness into cutting global emissions
A new study published in Nature Climate Change analyzes the national climate targets needed to meet the 1.5 and 2°C goals according to five different equity principles, and how these compare with the current climate pledges.
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Focused interactions important for protein dynamics
Many biological processes in cells function solely due to the phenomenon of diffusion. This ensures that particles are able to move randomly and aimlessly on the basis of their thermal energy alone. In this way, protein molecules get into close enough proximity to each other to, for example, carry out…
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The evolutionary secret of H. pylori to survive in the stomach
Professor Frédéric Veyrier’s most recent research, in collaboration with the team of Professor Hilde De Reuse at the Institut Pasteur, has shed light on key genes essential to the pathogenesis of Helicobacter pylori bacterium, which causes gastric infections. Like other microorganisms, this pathogen…
Architizer
Christmas at Home: 8 Stunning Contemporary Fireplaces Around the World
Most end-of-year holiday celebrations in the Northern Hemisphere tend to take place around, or at least nearby, a fireplace. In the grand tradition of Christmas, where as the story goes, Santa shimmies down chimneys to deliver presents to children worldwide on Christmas Eve. The fireplace is…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
matjaž tančič captures the daily lives of north koreans
called ‘photographing north korea’, the project is an examination of the process behind the cultural engagement between international artists and local north koreans. The post matjaž tančič captures the daily lives of north koreans appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Gigaom
Five reasons why data growth will outstrip processing for the foreseeable future
A while back, I documented what I called, with no small amount of hubris, “Jonno’s first Law” – namely that data will always be created at a greater rate than it can be processed. This principle, I believe, is fundamental to why we will fail to see the ultimate vision of artificial intelligence (which…
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
High-Load and Compact: Precision 6-Axis Motion from Two New PI Hexapods
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Black gold maximizes the light absorption of nanomaterials
Macworld
The 10 biggest hacks, breaches, and security stories of 2016
Biggest badsImage by ThinkstockIt’s been a long, depressing, breach-filled year in the world of computer security.Yahoo broke the record for allowing the largest hack in history—twice. Millions of zombified webcams and DVRs took down the Internet for users in the United States. Russia was accused of…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Czechmate: Skoda delivers Golf GTI power, minus the VW badge
Since becoming a part of the Volkswagen Group in 2000, Czech marque Skoda has carved a niche selling clever cars that punch well above their price range. The new Octavia RS might not have a VW badge, but it shares a turbocharged engine and basic chassis with the Golf GTI. Given the Octavia…
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New telescope tools will probe universe for water
Water is essential for the existence of carbon-based lifeforms, so when scientists hunt for extraterrestrial life, they look for it whenever probes are sent to other planets or when they peer through space-based telescopes into the cosmos. Though H2O is much more difficult to detect from instruments…
WIRED
What Rogue One Teaches Us About the Rebel Alliance’s Military Chops
They’re scrappy, but could use a cleaner chain of command. The post What Rogue One Teaches Us About the Rebel Alliance’s Military Chops appeared first on WIRED.
VentureBeat
Cardlay raises $4 million to help traditional banks embrace fintech solutions
As traditional banks face growing competition from fintech newcomers, a Danish fintech startup wants to help them fight back against the entrepreneurs banging at their gates. Today, Copenhagen-based Cardlay announced it has raised $4 million in venture capital to further its goal of partnering with…
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Your deadline to grab a cheaper MacBook Pro USB-C dongle was just extended
As you’re doubtless aware, after Apple launched its new MacBook Pro in October, there was consternation over a number of issues including connectivity – and it seems that the company is treading very carefully around this area, with news that price cuts made to its USB-C adapters will run a good deal…
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Jaws open long–term shark population information
An international study led by University of Queensland researchers seeks to understand how white and tiger shark populations have changed over time.
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Scientists develop new metasurfaces for deep UV-imaging
Russian researchers have developed a new material that converts infrared light to ultrashort pulses of ultraviolet. For this purpose, the scientists exposed silicon film to a laser so that its relief adjusted under the light wavelength and made properties of the material resonant. The result was a cheap…
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Engineering team uses electricity to remove chromium from drinking water
Chromium is an odorless, tasteless metallic element. One form, chromium-3, is essential to human health and is found in many vegetables, fruits, meats and grains and is often included in multi-vitamins. Its cancer-causing cousin, the chromium-6 infamous from the California exposure and Hollywood movie…
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Leaky plumbing impedes Greenland Ice Sheet flow
Surface meltwater that drains to the bed of the Greenland Ice Sheet each summer causes changes in ice flow that cannot be fully explained by prevailing theories. Now a multinational, multidisciplinary team led by ice sheet modelers at Los Alamos National Laboratory is exploring how changes in extensive,…
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2017 list of emerging ethical dilemmas and policy issues in science and technology
For the fourth year in a row, the University of Notre Dame’s John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values has released a list of emerging ethical dilemmas and policy issues in science and technology. The 2017 list includes freezing brains and swarms of drones and highlights issues in robotics,…
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Unexamined risks from tar sands oil may threaten oceans
As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to overhaul energy and environmental regulations, a troubling question hangs over an emerging source of unconventional oil Trump has indicated he wants to expand. Bitumen – a tar-like fuel extracted from oil sands in Canada and elsewhere – is often stored in coastal…
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Researchers crack genetic code determining leaf shape in cotton
Researchers know that the variation in leaf shapes can mean big differences in a farmer’s bottom line. Now, a new discovery gives plant breeders key genetic information they need to develop crop varieties that make the most of these leaf-shape differences.
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Image: International Space Station solar transit
This composite image, made from ten frames, shows the International Space Station, with a crew of six onboard, in silhouette as it transits the sun at roughly five miles per second, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, from Newbury Park, California.
Computerworld
Congressional report sides with Apple on encryption debate
The U.S. is better off supporting strong encryption than trying to weaken it, according to a congressional report that stands at odds with the FBI’s push to install backdoors into tech products. On Tuesday, a bipartisan congressional panel published a year-end report, advising the U.S. to explore…
Digital Trends
Best Products of 2016: Audio/Video
WinnerSamsung UBD-K8500 It would have been easy to pick LG’s gorgeous B6 series OLED for this year’s Best Home Theater Product of 2016 (it’s still one of two runners up), but here at Digital Trends, we’re not about easy. After a great deal of consideration, we ultimately decided Samsung’s UBD-K8500…
Digital Trends
Warm your hands over this festive fireplace filled with Galaxy Note 7 phones
If one smartphone has generated more headlines than any other in 2016, it’s probably the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. From the early, excellent reviews to its eventual cancelation, the big-screen device has had more than its fair share of attention. Samsung’s definitely hoping we forget all about it in 2017,…
BBC News – World
Kenya girls hide in school to escape FGM
Kenyan girls are hiding in schools this Christmas to escape parents who want them to undergo FGM.
New Scientist – Online news
Australia’s oldest working scientist speaks about his life
At 102, David Goodall has just won his battle to continue working on campus at Australia’s Edith Cowan University. He reveals his secret to a long working life
BBC News – World
Ikea says illegal teenage sleepovers must end
Ikea urges teenagers to stop having sleepovers in its stores, after a YouTube video went viral.
BBC News – World
Syria conflict: Delays hamper last Aleppo evacuations
Delays hit the final stage of the evacuation of rebel-held districts of the Syrian city of Aleppo.
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Will Trump Negate Obama’s Science Legacy?
Will Obama’s science policy accomplishments survive? A Q&A with outgoing science adviser John Holdren — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Mashable
11 tips for pooping at work when someone’s in the next stall
You get up from your desk, and take a leisurely walk to the office bathroom and every stall is miraculously empty. You contently saunter into your favorite one – the one on the end. You carefully line the seat with toilet paper. You sit down and pull out your phone to settle into some reading – perhaps…
Computerworld
Google sued by employee for confidentiality policies that ‘muzzle’ staff
A product manager at Google has sued the company over its allegedly illegal confidentiality rules, which, among other things, prohibit employees from speaking even internally about illegal conduct and dangerous product defects for fear that such statements may be used in lawsuits or sought by the government….
Computerworld
Tech companies like Privacy Shield but worry about legal challenges
Privacy Shield, the new international framework allowing companies to transfer customer data between the EU and the U.S., is getting good reviews so far, but some companies aren’t betting on it for the long term. Companies using Privacy Shield worry that it may face the same fate as its long-used…
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The end of drones can’t come soon enough
Drones are one of the must-have gifts this Christmas. The expensive flying machines pushed at adults and kids alike are big business – but they shouldn’t be. They are stupid, and they need to be killed. Killed for consumers that is. I get that drones aren’t pointless. They are excellent for filmmaking…
PCWorld
The best Android apps of 2016
The best apps from all year, in case you missed them.
ArchDaily
This Student Project Shows How Droneports Could Be the Train Stations of the 21st Century
Outdoor View. Image Courtesy of Saúl Ajuria Fernández New typologies in architecture generally arise in two ways. The first is through a reevaluation of existing typologies that cater to familiar programs such as housing, schools, or healthcare. This is done in an effort to improve on the…
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Taiwan to get first dibs on ASUS’ Zenbo home robot
At Computex, ASUS captured the hearts of many with its cute home robot, Zenbo, with Chairman Jonney Shih hinting at a retail launch before end of this year. Well, he’s not too far off in the end. At today’s local launch event, the company announced t…
Lifehacker
Seven Ideas to Make the Most of Your Time Off During the Holiday Break
It’s easy to get sucked into the “busy” trap, stuck in a constant state of catching up. If you have a couple of days off during the holiday break, it’s a good time to hit the reset button, get around to tasks you’ve neglected, and start the New Year on the right foot. Tackle Some Home Maintenance ProjectsNow…
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Norway fund blacklists more coal groups over climate concerns
Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, the world’s largest, has barred 15 more companies linked to coal operations, most of them American and Asian, the Norwegian central bank said on Wednesday.
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Transistors and diodes made from advanced semiconductor materials could perform much better than silicon
Sandia National Laboratories researchers have shown it’s possible to make transistors and diodes from advanced semiconductor materials that could perform much better than silicon, the workhorse of the modern electronics world.
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Direct transfer of learned behavior via cell fusion in non-neural organisms
It isn’t an animal, a plant, or a fungus. The slime mold (Physarum polycephalum) is a strange, creeping, bloblike organism made up of one giant cell. Though it has no brain, it can learn from experience, as biologists at the Research Centre on Animal Cognition (CNRS, Université Toulouse III—Paul Sabatier)…
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Study to assess climate resiliency of more than 250 US cities
The University of Notre Dame’s Global Adaptation Initiative (ND-GAIN) has announced it will assess the climate vulnerability and readiness of every U.S. city with a population over 100,000 – more than 250 in all – in an effort to help inform decisions by city officials on infrastructure, land use, water…
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Deadly disease can ‘hide’ from a Tasmanian devil’s immune system
The Tasmanian devil facial tumour (DFT) cells may use a molecular deception – common in human cancers – that could allow the deadly disease to avoid the animal’s immune system, according to our new research published this month.
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Government shutdown of 2013 hit liquidity hard
Much has been discovered about the impact of the U.S. government shutdown of 2013 on the economy, stock market and federal workers.
The Next Web
This genius found the perfect solution to never losing your AirPods
You might be willing to pay a hefty $69 to replace your lost Apple AirPods, but there’s one hero who refuses to play by the book. Anticipating the treacherous moment of losing his newly acquired wireless earbuds, Andrew Cornett has devised the perfect solution to preventing his AirPods from falling out…
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Joint APP and HEPP Annual Conference
Conference: 10 Apr 2017 – 12 Apr 2017, The Diamond, University of Sheffield, 32 Leavygreave Road, Sheffield S3 7RD, United Kingdom. Organized by IOP High Energy Particle Physics and IOP Astro-Particle Physics Groups .
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Optical Biomimetics
Conference: 22 Feb 2017, Imperial College London, Blackett Laboratory, Lecture Theatre 3, South Kensington, London, SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom. Organized by IOP Optical Group.
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Magnetism 2017
Conference: 3 Apr 2017 – 4 Apr 2017, University of York, University Road, Heslington, York YO10 5DD, United Kingdom. Organized by IOP Magnetism Group.
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Dielectrics 2017
Conference: 19 Apr 2017 – 21 Apr 2017, National Physical Laboratory, Hampton Road, Teddington, TW11 0LW, United Kingdom. Organized by IOP Dielectrics and Electrostatics Group.
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44th IOP Plasma Physics Conference
Conference: 3 Apr 2017 – 6 Apr 2017, Worcester College, Oxford, OX1 2HB, United Kingdom. Organized by IOP Plasma Physics group.
Scientific American Content: Global
How the U.S. Could Retaliate against Russia’s Information War
Obama promised a response to hacking and other election interference, but what are his options? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
WIRED
Review: Audioengine HD3 Premium Powered Desktop Speakers
The venerable brand’s new desktop speakers are really something special. The post Review: Audioengine HD3 Premium Powered Desktop Speakers appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
We Take Hyundai’s Iron Man-Inspired Exoskeletons for a Spin
A self-driving car’s no good for someone who can’t get to the curb. The post We Take Hyundai’s Iron Man-Inspired Exoskeletons for a Spin appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
Take a Chilling 360-Degree Tour of NASA’s Glacier-Spying Plane
Explore the 1966 Lockheed P-3 that helps with Operation Icebridge. The post Take a Chilling 360-Degree Tour of NASA’s Glacier-Spying Plane appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
How Photos Fuel the Spread of Fake News
Images lend emotion and legitimacy to stories, even when they’re not true. The post How Photos Fuel the Spread of Fake News appeared first on WIRED.
WIRED
WIRED Binge-Watching Guide: Transparent
Spend some time with the Pfeffermans. You won’t regret it. The post WIRED Binge-Watching Guide: Transparent appeared first on WIRED.
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Biology and neutrons collide to unlock secrets of fish ear bones
Scientific discovery can come from anywhere, but few researchers can say the answers to their questions would come from the pea-sized bones in the head of a six-foot-long, 200-pound prehistoric freshwater fish.
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First Click: What the hell is going on in Apple’s US-based Mac Pro factory?
Remember when Apple came out with its six-guns a blazin’ to announce its Mac Pro and a return to US manufacturing? It was a big deal for much of 2013 and 2014, accompanied by a lot of flag-waving bombast and back-patting bravado. But then Apple fell mysteriously silent on the topic as the months turned…
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Transistors and diodes made from advanced semiconductor materials could perform much better than silicon
Sandia National Laboratories researchers have shown it’s possible to make transistors and diodes from advanced semiconductor materials that could perform much better than silicon, the workhorse of the modern electronics world.
MakeUseOf
A Printable Chart for Any Occasion
Who doesn’t love a good chart? They’re fantastic educational resources, can help keep you organized and, if you choose a good one, look awesome on your wall. The internet offers charts for just about anything you can think of. Multiplication charts, military time charts, metric conversion charts, wind…
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Einstein in an iron crystal
Tiny relativistic effects form the basis of the functionalities in modern technology, as exemplified in magnetic hard disks and data storage media. Now for the first time, scientists have directly observed features in an electronic structure that could not be seen previously.
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The best free VPN 2016
The best free VPN There are various reasons for wanting to use free VPN (virtual private network) software, but the two main ones are to hide who you are, or to hide where you are. Why might you want to do either of these things? Depending on what you’re up to online, it is entirely possible that you…
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The Press and the White House Gild Obama’s Clemency Lily
The recent surge in commutations granted by President Obama is impressive, especially compared with the number he issued prior to last year. Obama’s annual commutation average was 0.25 during his first term and less than four during the first six years of his administration. By contrast, he has shortened…
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Watch ASUS’ adorable robot butcher a Christmas classic
ASUS held an event in Taiwan today announcing the availability of its Zenbo robot. From January 1st, customers in the country will be able to pick up one for between $620 and $780, depending on configuration. Engadget Chinese editor-in-chief Richard…
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Three months in the Antarctic to unlock the secrets of our climate
The Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition (ACE), the first project run by the Swiss Polar Institute (SPI), will set sail this evening from South Africa. The Akademik Treshnikov is a Russian research vessel that has been chartered for this expedition. It will carry nearly 60 researchers around the southernmost…
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Geologists publish new details about evolution of East African Rift Valley
Researchers in the College of Arts and Sciences have published new details about the evolution of the East African Rift (EAR) Valley, one of the world’s largest continental rift zones.
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An iPhone-Powered VR Headset Promises Positional Tracking Without a Tether
The widely beloved iPhone has so far missed the main currents of smartphone-based virtual reality, thus playing second fiddle to the likes of Samsung’s Gear VR headset or Google’s Daydream. But with the newly released iPhone-only Bridge headset from Occipital, it’s now the focal device in one of those…
BBC News – World
Health of ‘young and old’ hit by China smog
People in Beijing in China outline their health concerns at the city’s smog problem.
Lifehacker
Why You Should Start Out Your Career Disappointed
Everyone knows your first job sucks, but your second job should be great, right? Actress Sarah Paulson suggests it might actually be better if your career starts out with disappointment and gets better slowly.Sarah Paulson has started getting a lot of starring roles lately, most notably in hit shows…
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White House: US Needs a Stronger Social Safety Net To Help Workers Displaced by Robots
The White House has released a new report warning of a not-too-distant future where artificial intelligence and robotics will take the place of human labor. Recode highlights in its report the three key areas the White House says the U.S. government needs to prepare for the next wave of job displacement…
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The best mirrorless cameras of 2016
Mirrorless cameras are no longer the compromise they once were and are now viable options for both enthusiast and professional photographers as well as beginners. They can turn out great quality photos and video, and have the added benefit or being more portable than your typical high-end DSLR….
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Drone controllers Evolve to include a second screen
From follow-me offerings to high-end professional drones with specially designed screens, there are a huge number of different takes on how to keep your flying camera in the sky. The latest comes from XDynamics, which has created the world’s first dual-screen controller for its Evolve camera…
How-To Geek
Kindle vs. Paperwhite vs. Voyage vs. Oasis: Which Kindle Should You Buy?
Amazon’s Kindle lineup has expanded: there are now four different models, with different features at different price points. That means deciding which one you want is more difficult than ever. Let’s look at what separates the four Kindles and how to work out which one is right for you.Click Here to Continue…
Computerworld
Don’t be evil: Googler sues Google over restrictive confidentiality policies
Google’s longstanding motto was “Don’t be evil.” So has the company been meeting that goal?Not according to one employee, who is suing the tech giant over its confidentiality practices. So what exactly is the employee alleging that Google did? Some not very nice stuff, to say the least. In IT Blogwatch,…
Computerworld
Review: Threat hunting turns the tables on attackers
Advanced Persistent Threats are able to slip past even the most cutting-edge security defenses thanks in large part to a diabolically clever strategy. The threat actors behind successful APTs research the employees, practices and defenses of the organizations they want to attack. They may try to breach…
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Interstellar Blues and the Pitfalls of Long-Duration Spaceflight
Passengers explores the difficulties, both personal and scientific, of journeying to another star — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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This Year’s CES 2017 will Bring Lots of Surprises
In addition to the launch of the Nokia brand into the smartphone market, it is rumored that the once popular Finish mobile maker will be introducing not one, but three, smartphones based on Android OS.
BBC News – World
Bana Alabed, Aleppo’s tweeting girl, meets Turkey’s President Erdogan
Syrian seven-year-old Bana Alabed, who tweeted about life in Aleppo, meets Turkey’s President Erdogan.
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Significant Digits For Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news.0.9 percentA poll that checked in on the same group of voters throughout the election found that between October and Election Day 0.0 percent of respondents moved from Trump to Clinton, while 0.9 percent switched…
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Renovated Brooklyn Loft In A Converted Factory
The Gowanus Loft occupies a portion of the top floor of a converted factory, once used to spin jute vegetable fiber into coarse threads. General Assembly wanted to retain the character of the apartment’s original features, but turn it into a brighter and more desirable home. They turned this apartment…
PCWorld
G-Technology G-Drive Slim SSD review: A svelte, speedy USB 3.1 drive aimed at the Mac crowd
Being huge fans of fast USB 3.0 SSDs, it’s a given that we’d like a faster USB 3.1 model such as the G-Technology G-Drive Slim SSD even more. We do. We’re also guessing that Mac users will like the drive—its thin, 0.4-inch profile and aluminum/Space Gray styling make it look very much at home next…
Lifehacker
Changing Your Habits Is More Important Than Meeting Specific Goals
When you want to change your life, you probably have a specific goal in mind. However, if you only adopt new habits to meet that goal and then stop, you’ll end up back where you started. Instead, focus on building whole new habits.As advice site Make Smarter Decisions explains, habits come with an entirely…
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This NASA Simulation Highlights Why Climate Change Research Is Essential
GIF: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Kathryn Mersmann & Matthew RadcliffAs President-elect Donald Trump announces his Cabinet picks, it’s become clear that his administration will be deeply influenced by fossil fuel executives and some outright climate change deniers. In keeping with that theme,…
Digital Trends
Time to grab a bargain? Refurbished Apple Watch models start at only $230
When Apple announced the Apple Watch Series 2, it continued to sell the Series 1, but for a reduced price. Now, the first refurbished Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2 models are appearing in Apple’s store, and they’re cheaper still. If the initial price drop didn’t tempt you into buying one, maybe this…
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Free 3D printer project turns AirPods charging case into a freestanding dock
The AirPods charging case is perfectly designed to slip into a pocket or bag, allowing you to protect and charge the earphones when not in use. A 3D printing project provides a simple way to turn the case into a desk or table dock. more…Filed under: Apple
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India’s largest mobile wallet app disappears from the App Store
With new users comes new responsibilities. India’s largest mobile wallet app is quickly realising this in both good and hard ways.  SEE ALSO: Paypal accuses India’s largest mobile wallet company of copying its logo Paytm has delisted its iPhone and iPad apps on the Apple’s App Store after stumbling…
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Vivaldi gets a tab-management overhaul
Super-customizable browser Vivaldi has received a Christmas update, with new features to make managing your tabs a breeze – no matter how many you have open.The first of Vivaldi 1.6’s new features is the ability to display notifications in tab titles, letting you see which pages have new content for…
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Norway wants to fill the International Space Station with snakebots
Astronauts on the International Space Station might soon be getting help from a swarm of snakebots, if Norwegian engineers get their way.Scientists at SINTEF, an industrial and technical research organisation based in Trondheim, are investigating whether snake-shaped robots could help carry out maintenance…
Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
A 36-Inch Alien Xenomorph Skull Really Ties A Room Together
NECAs love affair with weird, full-scale foam prop replicas continues with this 36-inch long Alien Xenomorph skull. It even includes a display stand for tabletop use or wall mounting so you can display it like a hunting trophy. Check out more pics below. Xenomorph Skull Prop Replica: $269.99…
WIRED
Bacteria, Methane, and Other Dangers Within Siberia’s Melting Permafrost
“Permafrost is a silent ticking time bomb,” says Robert Spencer, an environmental scientist at Florida State University. The post Bacteria, Methane, and Other Dangers Within Siberia’s Melting Permafrost appeared first on WIRED.
Lifehacker
This Is What Happens When You Fall Through Ice, and How to Save Yourself
Falling through ice on a frozen lake can be terrifying, but if you keep calm you can save your own life. This video demonstrates what happens to your body when you fall into freezing water and how to climb back out onto the ice.Read more…
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Back Up Your Data With Rsync (No Desktop Required)
Rsync is fairly simple: it’s a tool that’s specialized in copying files. For us, this means that rsync removes many inconveniences involved in manual backups. This results in a more seamless backup process, compared to using the file manipulation commands native to the Linux terminal. For example, rsync…
TechSpot
iFixit destroys AirPods to reveal minuscule battery
iFixit has attempted to tear down Apple’s AirPods to get a closer look at the hardware inside these clever wireless earbuds. As it turns out, disassembling the AirPods is remarkably tricky, which caused iFixit to essentially destroy the plastic outer casing of both the earbuds and the charging case in…
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Manhunt continues for Berlin truck attacker
German police are looking for a Tunisian man after finding an identity document under the driver’s seat of the truck that ploughed into a Berlin Christmas market, killing 12 people, on Monday evening, security sources said.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Human interactions with dolphins proving to be dangerous to the marine animals
(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with members from institutions in Australia, the U.S. and the U.K. has found evidence that suggests increased dolphin familiarity with humans has led to an increase in injury and death to the marine mammals. In their paper published in the journal Royal Society Open Science,…
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What drives decisions by autonomous vehicles in dire situations?
Despite dramatic reductions in accident-related fatalities, injuries and damages, as well as significant improvements in transportation efficiency and safety, consumers aren’t as excited about the promise of autonomous vehicles as the auto industry is. Research shows that people are nervous about life-and-death…
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Geologists identify the mineralogy of Mercury
For the first time, geologists from the University of Liège have been able to determine the nature of the minerals present on the surface of Mercury – one of the four telluric planets in our solar system. Their study, published this week in the journal Nature Geoscience, is based on experiments conducted…
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NIST asks public to help future-proof electronic information
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is officially asking the public for help heading off a looming threat to information security: quantum computers, which could potentially break the encryption codes used to protect privacy in digital systems. NIST is requesting methods and strategies…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Impact of climate change on microbial biodiversity depends on environmental quality
New research indicates that the impact of climate change on biodiversity depends on how much human beings have already affected the environment.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Variation in butterfly eggs is driven by female promiscuity
The eggs of some butterfly and moth species vary to give females control over the paternity of their offspring, according to new research published today.
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Artificial leaf as mini-factory for drugs
Using sunlight to make chemical products has long been a dream of chemical engineers. The problem is that the available sunlight generates too little energy to kick off reactions. However, nature is able to do this. Antenna molecules in leaves capture energy from sunlight and collect it in the reaction…
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A unique additive for the ideal concrete
Whether it’s for drying time, hardness, or uniformity, a new additive developed at EPFL can give concrete, mortar, and cement the desired consistency, all in one shot. Made from inorganic compounds, the additive can also extend buildings’ lifetimes. A startup called Nanogence has just been created to…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Nanoarray sniffs out and distinguishes multiple diseases
Before modern medical lab techniques became available, doctors diagnosed some diseases by smelling a patient’s breath. Scientists have been working for years to develop analytical instruments that can mimic this sniff-and-diagnose ability. Now, researchers report in the journal ACS Nano that they have…
Popular Science
What to buy the most boring people you know
Gift Guides Even dullards deserve some holiday cheer Being dull doesn’t mean they shouldn’t get a gift they love…
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Motion-sensing wall panels animate boring interiors
Interior walls can be a bit on the boring side, but Australia’s ENESS has developed a new light-emitting wall panel that aims to change that. Until activated by motion, the Lumes wall panel looks pretty standard. But once brought to life, an integrated LED array can display images and relatively…
Ars Technica
ESA and Inmarsat deploy real-time “4D” air traffic control system
Enlarge (credit: European Space Agency) The European Space Agency is trialling the use of a new always-on satellite-based system in an effort to modernise Europe’s, and thenceforth the world’s air traffic control systems. Currently, depending on the territory and the aircraft, air traffic control…
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Our favourite science stories of 2016 – CNET
The beautiful thing about science is that it never stops advancing. Here are some breakthroughs from 2016 that are gifts which will just keep on giving.
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You’re talking to AI chatbots and it’s just the beginning – CNET
Companies are turning to chatbots to reach real people in a more human way, and it’s working — mostly.
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Kitchen appliances got smarter (and sillier) in 2016 – CNET
An intriguing development this year has been an aggressive push from manufacturers to connect cooking to the smart home. Here are the most impressive smart appliances we’ve seen.
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Tom Wheeler: The open internet’s unlikely defender – CNET
When the former lobbyist took the reins at the FCC, consumer advocates worried his industry ties spelled trouble. Three years later, they see him as a champion for consumers.
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Round Out Your Stocking Stuffers With These Discounted Beauty and Grooming Products
Up to 35% off beauty and grooming productsEvery year, I get a handful of beauty items in my stocking, and it never ceases to be the most practical thing I receive. If you need cheap, easy ways to fill a stocking, Amazon’s one-day sale on beauty and grooming products is a great place to start. Fragrances,…
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Flame retardant exposure linked to income, BMI and household smoking
A class of flame retardants known as polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) have been phased out of production in the U.S. out of concern for their potential neurotoxic effects, particularly in young children. But the compounds persist in older furniture, plastics and textiles, and in dust. Now a new…
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Barebones Rechargeable USB Canyon Lantern
Vintage design and rugged appeal.
Design Milk
Best Get Out! Posts of 2016
It’s December, which means many of us are in the dead of winter dreaming about spending time outdoors. From fire pits to hammocks to planters, we covered just about everything having to do with the great outdoors this year. Now that the year is winding down, we’re revisiting the most popular posts from…
Ars Technica
French drones to deliver the mail once per week
(credit: Don McCullough) The French postal service has been given the go-ahead to start delivering parcels using drones. France’s airspace regulator, the General Directorate for Civil Aviation, cleared the drones for take off. But that doesn’t mean French skies will suddenly be abuzz with unmanned…
Mobile Magazine
Samsung is Rumored to be Producing Semiconductors for Tesla
Everyone knows Samsung as the company for its smartphones and its smart home appliances. Most recently, Samsung may be making its way into the automobile industry category. Not directly, of course, but rather by way of a rumored new partnership with Tesla. South Korean media reports suggest that Samsung…
Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
This Life-Size, Automated Iron Man Armor Will Cost You $360,000
Chinese toy company The Toys Asia is taking the action figure game to absurd new levels with this life-size (and mechanically animated) recreation of Tony Stark’s Iron Man armor. The armor includes 567 individual pieces and 46 motors which operate at the push of a button. Over the course of around…
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Sling TV Accidentally Reveals Its Set-Top Box For Cord Cutters
The Sling TV team has inadvertently spilled the beans on its previously leaked media hub for cord cutters. Zatz Not Funny discovered a briefly available landing website for the AirTV Player, and it’s clearer than ever that Sling (read: Dish) is catering to those determined to leave cable and satellite…
Gizmodo
How to Get Early Access to New iOS and Android Features
Whether you’ve picked an Android or Apple smartphone, there is an official beta program you can sign up for that will give you a sneak preview of upcoming features in return for one or two bugs. Here’s how to sign up and sign out of the iOS and Android beta tests.Read more…
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Researchers Study New Opportunities Provided by Silver Nanoclusters
Small clusters of silver atoms arranged with atomic level precision are capable of becoming more versatile and useful due to a simpler way to hold them together. The nanoclusters assemble with help…
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Lena Dunham Says Abortion Comment Was a Joke, Glenn Beck and Samantha Bee Unite, College ‘Oppression Olympics’: A.M. Links
Lena Dunham apologized for saying she wished she had had an abortion. The remark was a joke, she claims. The University of California’s Students of Color Conferences turned into “oppression Olympics” after participants from different marginalized groups began arguing. A Republican lawmaker wants…
Gizmodo
The Best Gadgets of 2016
We spend a lot of time playing with gadgets at Gizmodo. A lot! Very few actually impress us, but 2016 did deliver some great gear we actually liked. These are our favorites.Read more…
The Gadget Flow
Nokia 150 Handset Feature Phone
Go back in time to when the phone in your pocket was still a phone with the Nokia 150 Handset Feature Phone from HMD. Complete with a 2.4-inch display for crisp images and a fully numeric keypad, this device will take you to yesteryear while completing your calls with ease. In addition to the low price…
The Gadget Flow
Satechi Aluminum Unibody Laptop Stand
Give your eyes a break and keep your screen at the right height with the Satechi Aluminum Unibody Laptop Stand. Raising your laptop or monitor 1.75 inches off of your desk, this stand also provides extra storage right underneath to store your keyboard, mouse, or documents. Designed to match the beauty…
The Gadget Flow
FishHunter PRO Portable Fish Finder
Spend less time searching and more time catching fish when you use the FishHunter PRO Portable Fish Finder. Coming with an easy to use app, this device floats on the surface of the water and has a searching depth of up to 150 feet to find fish. Using Wi-Fi for its speed over Bluetooth, the FishHunter…
The Gadget Flow
MagBak iPad Pro Mount
Introducing the MagBak iPad Pro Mount, the world’s thinnest mount. With a thickness measuring only .5mm, this sleek and stylish mount retains the looks and feel of your iPad Pro while extending its use. Equipped with strong magnets, the MagBak Mount can be easily and effortlessly attached to your refrigerator,…
The Gadget Flow
Canon EOS M5 Mirrorless Camera
Expand your horizons with the all new Canon EOS M5 Mirrorless Camera. An upgrade from the previous model, the M3, this superb camera achieves stunning images in any shooting conditions. The EOS M5 features a Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus sensor for capturing exactly what you need and even moving objects…
The Gadget Flow
DART-C Smallest Laptop Charger
Say no to those bulky laptop chargers and go for DART-C, the smallest laptop charger instead. This charger is specifically designed for the USB Type-C laptops. What makes it one of a kind is the sleek and lightweight design. In fact, this charger is about four times smaller than the ones available in…
The Gadget Flow
Raden Connected Suitcase
All aspects of modern travel have the benefit of technology, so why not your suitcase? Introducing the Raden Connected Suitcase. Available in two models; the A22 Carry which is TSA approved to remain in the cabin and the A28 Check standard suitcase; these bags are lightweight, highly durable, and smoothly…
The Gadget Flow
Walabot Stud Finder
Have the knowledge before your DIY with the Walabot Stud Finder. Giving you look inside your walls, you can use this tool to find the best spot to drill a hole, hammer a nail, and avoid accidents such as damaging pipes. The Walabot device has adjustable sensitivity so you can see through a variety of…
The Gadget Flow
Woolet Smart RFID Wallet
Woolet Smart RFID Wallet gives you the ultimate protection in the world of cyber-thefts. These wallets come with a super slim design that will upgrade the security of your cards and money. The specially designed RFID-blocking lining will ensure to keep your card information secure from any passer-by….
Ars Technica
Space Hulk: Deathwing review: In the year 40,000, there are only bugs
Enlarge Games Workshop has a long and proud history of licensing bad video games, squandering its unique IP on an extensive series of serviceable but dimwitted titles. There is one exception to the early history of GW licenses though: Space Hulk. Released a few months before Doom in 1993 on the…
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Spacecom taps Boeing for Amos-6 replacement
JERUSALEM (Reuters) — Israeli satellite operator Space Communications said on Wednesday it would launch a new telecommunications satellite in 2019 after losing a prior one in an explosion. Spacecom said it was buying a satellite from Boeing Satellite Systems International for $161 million. The new…
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Dyson’s new Supersonic is the Tesla of hair dryers
The hair-and-makeup tax is a real thing. It might be difficult to fully grasp the amount of time it takes people with long hair, or people who feel a whole lot better with a little bit of makeup on, to get ready to head out the door if you fall into neither category, but trust me: it takes time away…
Mashable
10 marketing predictions for 2017
2016 was not the year for faint-hearted marketers as they pushed to measure and prove the ROI of their content marketing efforts in order to fight for larger budgets. Google and Facebook continued to dominate, while the rest of the industry may have shrunk. Concerns around ad blocking, viewability, and…
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Close Them Down!: New at Reason
Donald Trump’s picks to head the Department of Labor and Small Business Administration may be good, but the bureaucracies shouldn’t exist in the first place. John Stossel writes: Donald Trump is appointing good people—Andy Puzder, for example, Trump’s nominee for labor secretary. When Puzder took…
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Hackers and passwords: Your guide to data breaches – CNET
When companies tell you your data was stolen, it’s not always clear what really happened. Here’s what the terms mean.
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Volvo reintroduces super-reflective LifePaint for winter solstice – Roadshow
It’s invisible during the day. But boy, it can reflect a ton of light at night.
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Garth Brooks goes all-in on Amazon Music Unlimited – CNET
The country singer is putting his entire catalog of music on Amazon’s Spotify rival.
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Winds may finally clear ‘scary’ pollution from China’s skies
The dense smog that has smothered much of China for five days may finally soon clear, forecasters and state media said Wednesday, giving relief to hundreds of millions of people breathing dangerously polluted air and struggling under the government’s emergency measures.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Astronomers find supercluster of galaxies near Milky Way
The Australian National University (ANU) is part of an international team of astronomers that found one of the Universe’s biggest superclusters of galaxies near the Milky Way.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
High-redshift quasar discovered by Pan-STARRS
(Phys.org)—A new luminous high-redshift quasar has been detected by one of the telescopes of the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS). The newly discovered quasi-stellar object received designation PSO J006.1240+39.2219 and is the seventh highest redshift quasar known to…
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How to tell when a nanoparticle is out of shape
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Nanoarray sniffs out and distinguishes multiple diseases
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RNA pathway plays key role in health, lifespan, fly study shows
The piRNA pathway was thought to be most active in the reproductive organs of animals, but researchers have discovered in the common fruit fly that the pathway also operates in a non-reproductive body tissue, playing a vital role in maintaining health and lifespan.
SpaceNews.com
ULA’s first launch of the year will be SBIRS GEO-3
WASHINGTON – United Launch Alliance announced their first launch of the year will take place Jan. 19. ULA’s first launch of 2017 will be the Air Force’s SBIRS GEO-3, a missile-warning satellite launching after a three-month delay. Credit: U.S. Air ForceThe launch provider will send up the Air Force’s…
SlashGear
Breakthrough non-surgical treatment or low-risk prostate cancer uses light therapy
Professor Mark Emberton has pioneered a new non-surgical treatment for low risk prostate cancer that uses light therapy to kill cancer cells. The breakthrough treatment is being used in a clinical trial that includes 413 patients right now. Emberton is the Dean of UCL Medical Sciences and a consultant…
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This dedicated motion-planning chip means faster robots and fewer accidents
Getting robots to move around safely in the physical world is tricky business. Industrial bots are big and powerful, and perfectly capable of crushing humans by accident, but kitting them out with robot vision and enough brains to avoid obstacles is costly and slows down movements. Usually, the bots…
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
Heinlein and Clarke discuss the Moon landings as they happen
YouTube screen grab Chances are that anyone in their 50s or older will remember watching Apollo 11 land on the Moon. And while younger people may not envy your age, many of us sure do wish we had witnessed…
VentureBeat
Circle Pharma, Developer of Macrocyclic Peptide Therapeutics, Announces Series A Financing and Appoints Walter H. Moos, Ph.D., to Its Board
PRESS RELEASE: SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–December 21, 2016– Circle Pharma, Inc. today announced a Series A financing round in which it has issued over $4.5M of shares of Series A Preferred Stock. The financing was led by Mission Bay Capital, with Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE),…
BBC News – World
‘Plastic rice’ seized in Nigeria
Nigeria confiscates 2.5 tonnes of “plastic rice” smuggled into the country from China, officials say.
VentureBeat
How GPS data derived from e-taxi platforms could improve road conditions in developing countries
A new initiative that uses GPS data derived from drivers on a number of e-taxi services has launched this week with a long-term view of improving transport services and easing traffic congestion around the world. The Open Transport Partnership is a program being led by the World Bank, in conjunction…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Novel technique helps identify elusive molecules
A clever means of identifying carbohydrate molecules quickly and accurately has been developed by researchers. The results of his research pave the way for a new generation of analytic tools capable of ferreting out carbohydrates for diagnosis and eventual treatment of many diseases.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Threading the RSV vaccine needle
Crafting a vaccine against RSV (respiratory syncytial virus), a common cause of lung infections in infants, has been a minefield for 50 years. Researchers have now engineered a version of RSV that is highly attenuated, yet potent in its ability to induce protective antibodies.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
‘Glue’ that makes plant cell walls strong could hold the key to wooden skyscrapers
Molecules 10,000 times narrower than the width of a human hair could hold the key to making possible wooden skyscrapers and more energy-efficient paper production, according to new research. The study solves a long-standing mystery of how key sugars in cells bind to form strong, indigestible materials.
TechSpot
Facebook will soon introduce audio-only Live broadcasts
With Facebook pouring more resources into its Live feature, the social media site is about to expand the service beyond just video streaming. The company on Tuesday announced “Live Audio,” which, as the name suggests, will bring audio-only live streams to the platform.
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Beard Grooming Kit
Ensure your virile mane is always looking its best by keeping it perfectly trimmed using this beard grooming kit. The kit comes in an elegant wooden case packed with everything from trimming scissors to a mustache comb and special beard balm. Check it out $59.00
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Star Wars AT-AT Bookcase
Give your little Imperial’s reading nook an out-of-this-world touch with this Star Wars AT-AT bookcase. Decorated like the iconic weaponized transporter, it’s hand painted charcoal grey and comes with a hollowed out body ideal for housing toys or books. Check it out $1,599.00
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Saxophone Pipe
Show off your musical side while you get down with Mary Jane using this little saxophone pipe. This small sax measures 5 x 2.4 x 1 inches, comes with a black plastic mouthpiece, and a built-in screen to catch bits of wacky tobacky that slip through. Check it out $4.89
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Gremlins Tiki Mugs
Unleash your inner party monster by sipping your tropical cocktails from these Gremlins Tiki mugs. Styled with a fun gremlin design, each ceramic glass stands at 6.5 inches tall and comes in one of four vibrant and tropical colors. Check it out $25.00
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Jet Engine Ceiling Fans
Add some industrial flair to your home’s living room by cooling off using these jet engine ceiling fans. Modeled after the interior of General Electric’s GE9X and Pratt Whitney’s JT8’s engines, the blades are designed to catch more air for better circulation. Check it out $3,100.00
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The Fidget Cube
Keep your fidgety hands from going all over the place during work or school with the Fidget Cube. Each side of this small cube features slideable joysticks, clickable buttons, flippable switches, and roll-able balls to keep you busy and improve focus. Check it out $19.99
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Air Quality Monitoring Smart Outlet
Ensure you’re breathing nothing but the cleanest air by outfitting your home using this air quality monitoring smart outlet. It tracks chemicals and toxins in the air while monitoring temperature and humidity which can be easily viewed on your smartphone. Check it out $99.00
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Sitting Attachment For Hoverboards
Transform your unstable Hoverboard into a comfy four wheeled ride using this sitting attachment for Hoverboards. The attachment fastens around the center of the Hoverboard so that you can easily attach a chair or use it to lug around your gear. Check it out $84.00
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21 Foot Crystal Chandelier
Turn your staircase into the focal point of your entire home by lighting up the area with this incredible 21 foot crystal chandelier. This extravagant chandelier hangs on a sleek metal frame and consists of several tiers of lighting for the ultimate in lighting luxury. Check it out $23,500.00
Big Think
Controversial New Theory That Says There’s No Gravity or Dark Matter Passes Its First Test
Physicist Erik Verlinde’s theory successfully predicts the distribution of gravity around 33,000+ galaxies without relying on unobserved “dark matter”.Read More
PCWorld
Sling TV’s leaked AirTV Player could be the ultimate ‘cable box’ for cord cutters
That long-rumored set-top box from Sling TV isn’t a rumor any more. Earlier this week, a splash page for an “AirTV Player” popped up on Sling’s website, accompanied by a dedicated AirTV website that’s largely devoid of information aside from a few scraps buried in a FAQ page.The AirTV Player helps plug…
Mashable
I survived the baby food diet
Two people ate nothing but baby food for a week. Things got a little gross.  Read more…More about Mashable Video, Gwyneth Paltrow, Gerber, Baby Food, and Funny
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Arctic Inuit, Native American cold adaptations may originate from extinct hominids
In the Arctic, the Inuits have adapted to severe cold and a predominantly seafood diet. Now, a team of scientists has followed up on the first natural selection study in Inuits to trace back the origins of these adaptations. The results provide convincing evidence that the Inuit variant of the TBX15/WARS2…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Addictive cravings still detectable after death
A protein known as FosB in the reward centre of the brain alters in chronically ill people suffering from an addictive disorder (e.g. heroin addiction): it is genetically modified, split off and shortened. This modification under the stimulus of the drug results in the protein being more stable and therefore…
Digital Trends
How much you like hearables depends on what’s going on between your ears
Smarter wireless hearable solutions are coming your way fast, but they won’t all have the same primary purpose. Some companies will focus on their hearable’s streaming audio quality, others on hands-free conversations, and still others, a newer group, on hearing assistance and real-world environmental…
Digital Trends
First Special Olympics Robotics Championship takes place in Seattle
Earlier this month, the first Unified Robotics Championship took place in Seattle, Washington. In the competition, students pit plastic against plastic in a sumo-style robot battle to push the competitor out of the ring. For the event, students with intellectual disabilities were partnered up with kids…
Digital Trends
Volkswagen’s Tiguan will morph into a more family-friendly model in Detroit
Volkswagen’s crossover offensive will continue in a few weeks with the introduction of the brand-new, second-generation Tiguan. The model won’t be fully revealed until the Detroit Auto Show, but a couple of official teaser sketches give us a good idea of what to expect from it. The brand’s next crossover…
GearHungry
Malvaux Number 1 Pocket Knife
It’s like your familiar Swiss army knife, with a twist. Or rather, a bend. A single hand-polished stainless steel blade folds into the Malvaux Number 1 Pocket Knife and it’s easier than before to open, without needing to put much strain on your fingernail. Actually it’s got no fingernail groove at all…
Computerworld
Panasonic angrily refutes report about hacking its airplane entertainment systems
What happens after a security researcher goes public with vulnerabilities he discovered in airplane in-flight entertainment systems and then goes a step further by suggesting that it is theoretically possible for hackers to control some of those systems? High drama.IOActive security researcher Ruben…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
The dirt on packaged rhino beetles
Bags of potting soil have become love hotels and nurseries for the highly invasive coconut rhinoceros beetle on the island of Guam.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
High-severity wildfires complicate natural regeneration for California conifers
A study spanning 10 national forests and 14 burned areas in California found that conifer seedlings were found in less than 60 percent of the study areas five to seven years after fire. Of the nearly 1,500 plots surveyed, 43 percent showed no natural conifer regeneration at all.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
133 new species described by the California Academy of Sciences in 2016
In 2016, researchers at the California Academy of Sciences added 133 new plant and animal species to our family tree, enriching our understanding of Earth’s complex web of life and strengthening our ability to make informed conservation decisions. The new species include one bee fly, 43 ants, 36 beetles,…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Magnetic force pulls baby reef fish back home
Baby reef fish have an internal magnetic ‘compass’ that directs them home at night, world-first research has revealed.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers reveal the secret code language of bacteria
Antibiotic resistance in pathogenic bacteria is a growing global challenge. Danish researchers have now discovered that bacteria use a code language to avoid being controlled. Understanding this code language will be paramount to developing new antibiotics in the future.
Mobile Magazine
AI Educational Software Will Adjust Lessons If Students are Bored
Don’t you wish that instead of a boring math teacher that is the exact epitome of dull at school, that you could have a robot teacher, or perhaps a tablet-like teacher, that could sense your boredom or frustration and find a new way to present the information to you? That’s the goal of Little Dragon,…
Mobile Magazine
Finally, A Cyclist’s Watch that is Both Smartwatch and Bike Computer
This is one “Moskito” that won’t bite you, and cyclists would certainly love to own. Over the past couple of years it has been interesting to track the evolution of the smartwatch. For the most part, these devices have struggled to attract a mainstream audience, remaining largely popular only with a…
Mobile Magazine
Robotic Quadcopter Aggressively Flying Through Narrow Gaps will be Crucial as Future Search and Rescue Drones
Every drone operator has had those momentary pangs of fear at the prospect of their UAV drone smashing itself to smithereens after failing to navigate sufficiently through a space or gap. In a new project, researchers at the University of Zurich in Switzerland have tried to come up with a way to help…
Deals
Today’s Best Deals: Anime Essentials, Thermos Koozie, NHL Gear, and More
Essential anime Blu-rays, a Thermos metal koozie, and NHL apparel lead off Wednesday’s best deals. Read more…
Lifehacker
Boost Boxed Brownie Mix With These Pastry Chef-Approved Add-Ins
Boxed brownies don’t need a ton of improvement, but they can be made even better (and fancier) with a few choice extras. Because they want us to be happy, Bon Appetit has rounded up a whole slew of delicious ways to jazz up the chocolaty mix, and they’re all chef-approved.Click the link below to devour…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Salamanders brave miles of threatening terrain for the right sex partner
Most salamanders are homebodies when it comes to mating. But some of the beasts hit the road, traversing miles of rugged terrain unfit for an amphibian in pursuit of a partner from a far-away wetland.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Heart valves strive to get oxygen one way or another
Scientists have investigated the ways oxygen permeates heart valves and the role hypoxia plays in valve diseases.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Mechanism of successful horizontal gene transfer between divergent organisms explained
Researchers have shown how a host’s gene regulatory environment can facilitate the establishment of a gene newly arrived via horizontal transfer. Studying the cellulose synthase gene in ascidians, originally derived from actinobacteria, the team showed that a GC-rich AP-2 binding site upstream of this…
SpaceNews.com
Op-ed | DARPA, NASA seek industry help setting satellite-servicing standards
For nearly 60 years, since the launch of Sputnik on Oct 4, 1957, humans have been a spacefaring race. Our exploration of this final frontier and attempts to make ourselves at home in its unforgiving environs have been punctuated by spectacular successes as well as some of humanity’s most heartbreaking…
Design Milk
Cavalcanti Debuts Optical Illusion Handwoven Rug Collection
Blending playful optical illusions with bits of color, a collection of handwoven rugs from Cavalcanti is set to debut during Paris’ Maison&Objet 2017. The Optical Illusion collection was dreamed up by designer ChiChi Cavalcanti and Natasha Phillips who sought to explore a bit of monochromatic…
Reason.com Full Feed
Survey Indicates Adolescent Marijuana Use Fell After Colorado Pot Shops Opened
When the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) indicated that marijuana use by teenagers in Colorado rose after that state legalized marijuana for recreational use in 2012, drug warriors trumpeted the results, even though the change was not statistically significant. They probably will be…
GearCulture
Febo Solar Engraver
You may not be able to capture a sunset, but with the Febo Solar Engraver, you can draw with the sun. This simple tool focuses the sun’s energy onto your chosen canvas to create your personal designs. Inspired by nature’s inherent beauty, Febo embeds the sun’s power in your permanent works of art….
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The Phone Cracking Industry Is a ‘Cesspool’
This is part of a Motherboard mini-series on the proliferation of phone cracking technology, the people behind it, and who is buying it. Follow along here.Lawsuits. Bribery. Companies not paying for exploits.The mobile phone forensics cracking industry can sometimes be a pretty dirty place. In this trade,…
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Backroom Trading Phone Cracking Devices Is Sketchy As Hell
This is part of a Motherboard mini-series on the proliferation of phone cracking technology, the people behind it, and who is buying it. Follow along here.The mobile forensics trade is booming. As smartphones have proliferated into every corner of our lives, many state law enforcement agencies in the…
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US State Police Have Spent Millions on Israeli Phone Cracking Tech
This is part of a Motherboard mini-series on the proliferation of phone cracking technology, the people behind it, and who is buying it. Follow along here.When cops have a phone to break into, they just might pull a small, laptop-sized device out of a rugged briefcase. After plugging the phone in with…
Mashable
This site will provide ‘Star Wars’ autographs that are 100% real
In an unlikely alliance, Major League Baseball and Star Wars will partner to identify authentic photos and autographsstarwarsauthentics.com launched Wednesday morning, a new entertainment authentication program introduced by Topps and Authenticators Inc. Autographs are verified through tamper-proof…
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Here’s Deezer’s grand plan to take over the music-streaming world
While the number of Tidal subscribers subsided and Pandora plotted its grand music-on-demand service, there was a team sitting in a grungy (in a good way) Parisian office wondering what kind of music you’d like to listen to to get you excited in the morning. That company is Deezer, the European streaming…
Curbed National
The radical renaissance
Learning from the Italian radical design movement of the 1960s In a pleasantly crowded studio in Florence near the baroque church of Santa Croce, retired architect Lapo Binazzi pores over a book of his work. His eyes light up as he describes each project—not the structures one would expect, but rather…
Curbed National
How Bucharest saved 13 historic churches from demolition by rolling them away
In the 1980s, when a vast urban redesign threatened Bucharest’s historic churches, one engineer went to extraordinary lengths to save them During the repressive communist regime of 1980s Romania, dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu set about demolishing dozens of historic churches and some 9,000 homes in his…
PCWorld
Facebook streamlines the login process with Instant Verification
Facebook users everywhere know that their account is the key to unlocking all sorts of apps and services on their phones, but remembering lengthy passwords and entering one-time SMS codes can be a pain. A new login process is about to make it a whole lot easier for Android users. Called Instant Verification,…
The Verge – All Posts
macOS is becoming legacy software
Everything that Apple did, and didn’t do, with its Mac lineup this year tells me the company would rather be selling more iPads and iPhones. The departures from the 2016 MacBook Pro — MagSafe charger, USB and memory card slots, and a keyboard with more than 0.55mm of travel — are all things the iPad…
Lifehacker
Add Pockets to Any Skirt or Dress Without Ruining the Look
It’s criminal that so many women’s clothes don’t come with pockets, even in skirts or dresses where they’d be easy to hide. Take matters into your own hands: This video shows you how to add pockets to a skirt or dress you already own.First, your skirt or dress must have a side seam that the pockets…
Physics News
Calculating one billion plasma particles in a supercomputer
At the National Institutes of Natural Sciences National Institute for Fusion Science (NIFS) a research group using the NIFS ‘Plasma Simulator’ supercomputer succeeded for the first time in the …
Computerworld
No more bulk communications data retention, top EU court tells U.K.
European governments must not oblige network operators to indiscriminately retain bulk customer communications data, the European Union’s top court reaffirmed on Wednesday. The ruling by the Court of Justice of the EU came in response to a question from the U.K.’s Court of Appeal, which is examining…
TechCrunch
U.S. wearable market is doing much worse than expected
 Apple may still be claiming that sales of its Apple Watch are “doing great,” but overall, the wearable device category is failing to grow at the rates forecasted earlier. According to a new report from eMarketer, wearables like Apple Watch and Fitbit were expected to grow more than 60 percent year-over-year…
Popular Science
How to make a magnetic wristband for screws
DIY Give it to a home-improvement enthusiast with a mouth full of nails How to make a DIY magnetic wristband that will keep nails and screws handy. Read on.
Digital Trends
Blu’s Life Max phone offers up to 3 days of ‘standard usage’ for less than $120
Following the controversy surrounding its R1 HD smartphone, Miami-based manufacturer Blu is back in the saddle with the Life Max. In terms of design, the Life Max is similar to the Galaxy Note 4 in that both have metal borders and faux leather back covers, along with faux leather stitching on the back….
Gizmodo
No, Scientists Cannot Predict Whether Toddlers Will Become Criminals
Earlier this month, a new study came out suggesting that it’s possible to predict whether a toddler will become a criminal. Based on neurological exams, scientists correlated the brain health of people at age three with whether they went on to commit any crimes as adults. And for those with poor brain…
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Recharging your electric car could be as simple as parking
WiTricity, one of the leaders in contactless, wireless charging is working with General Motors. The new partnership will, you guessed it, involve wirelessly charging electric vehicles. WiTricity’s prototype Drive 11 park and charge system works at bo…
Reason.com Full Feed
John Bolton Is a Dangerous Warmonger: New at Reason
Donald Trump began to express doubts about the wisdom of overthrowing Saddam Hussein soon after the 2003 invasion of Iraq and by 2004 was criticizing the war as senseless and counterproductive—or, as he put it more recently, “a big, fat mistake.” Hillary Clinton, by contrast, did not admit the war…
CNET News.com
Netflix wakes up to a hacked Twitter account – CNET
A self-described white-hat security group is claiming responsibility for hacking Netflix’s Twitter account. Past targets include Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Latest news
Fitbit secures corporate wellness deals with several major customers
New York Life, Pitney Bowes, SAP, and others will be offering more Fitbit-related wellness benefits and services to their employees.
CNET News.com
Talking toys can become your kid’s digital friend – CNET
The Amazon Echo is a device people love to play with, but it’s not much of a toy for the kids. These holiday items however are toys first, but are also voice-activated to make playtime interactive.
Latest news
Mass internet surveillance is unlawful say judges in blow to Snoopers’ Charter
The European Court of Justice rules that data related to online traffic should only be retained when operations are carried out in a targeted manner, and in the course of fighting “serious crime”.
Techbargains.com
Axgio Mini Pro Minimal Bluetooth Earbud Headset with Mic $10.02
Axgio Mini Pro Minimal Bluetooth Earbud Headset with Mic $10.02
How-To Geek
How to Change the Size and Style of the Icons in LibreOffice
The toolbars in LibreOffice provide quick access to various shortcuts, similar to the ribbon in Microsoft Office. But if you don’t love the icons, there are several different styles available, and you can change the size of the icons as well.Click Here to Continue Reading
Lifehacker
This $12 LED Flashlight Can Also Recharge Your Phone
Suaoki Waterproof Flashlight with Rechargeable Power Bank, $12 with code 77RM7MPO$12 is a fine deal for any water-resistant LED flashlight. But it’s absolutely fantastic for one with a rechargeable 5200mAh battery that can also act as a USB power bank, not to mention a seatbelt cutter and window hammer….
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Europe-wide manhunt under way for Berlin truck attacker
German prosecutors say they are actively searching a 24-year-old suspect named Anis Amri after finding an identity document under the driver’s seat of the truck that ploughed into a Berlin Christmas market, killing 12 people on Monday.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
France pushes to give police greater freedom to use their guns
The French cabinet was set Wednesday to fast track a proposed law that will widen police officers’ ability to use their sidearms in self-defence.
MakeUseOf
No Time? Cook Quick Meals With These 12 Recipe Sites for Everyone
We all know that it’s important to eat healthily, but sometimes making a balanced meal at the end of the long day seems like the hardest thing in the world. Even if you do have the energy to cook at night, deciding on a meal can be downright impossible. You want your food to be nutritious, but simple….
Cool Material
The Helmsman Rolltop Duffle Bag
From the Arkiv System Bags and the Sanction Rucksack, to the Advanced Project Series VX Messenger and the Fitzroy Rucksack, Mission Workshop has been creating durable, weatherproof, all-purpose bags capable of carrying everything from a weekend’s worth of clothes to a case of beer for as long as we can…
Founterior
Cheap Home Renovation Ideas
Renovating your home should not be an expensive and overwhelming task. It can be done even on simple budgets, ensuring […] The post Cheap Home Renovation Ideas appeared first on Founterior.
TechSpot
Watch Elon Musk react to successful SpaceX rocket landing for the first time
SpaceX has accomplished a number of landmark achievements since its founding in 2002 although few have been as impactful as what took place exactly one year ago to the day.
Mashable
11 good things of 2016
Admittedly, 2016 was a rough one, but it wasn’t all bad. The Olympics happened, with the U.S. dominating the medal standings. Netflix wowed us over and over throughout the year. And Prince George taught us it’s all about the little things in life.  1. #no-DAPL Movement Beginning in April, protesters…
Cool Material
The First Drone That Can Lift a Person
Casey Neistat has a thing for clever stunt videos (see: here, here, and here). For his latest endeavor, the filmmaker helped build the world’s first human flying drone. Yes, as in it can lift a person. So while Amazon brags about its ability to soon to one day drop a new paperback at your doorstep, […]
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The best maps of 2016
From National Geographic, a list of the best maps produced (or made publicly available) in 2016, including a few I’ve featured on this little site you’re reading. The two images included above are from a handdrawn map of North America by Anton Thomas and Eleanor Lutz’s Medieval Map of Mars….
BBC News – World
Syria conflict: Aleppo evacuations resume after 24-hour delay
The final phase of the evacuation of rebel-held Aleppo resumes, after being stalled for a day.
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Peter Thiel pushes for commercial space flight in Trump’s NASA
Peter Thiel is using his position in Trump’s transition team to make sure commercial space grows even further under the new administration. A few weeks ago, the President-Elect named the first members of NASA’s “landing team,” who all seemed to favor…
Gizmodo
Japan Just Scrapped a $9 Billion Nuclear Reactor That Never Really Worked
The Monju nuclear reactor. (Image: Nife/Wikimedia)The government of Japan has decided to decommission the experimental Monju nuclear reactor, which worked for just 250 days out of its total 22-year lifespan. Read more…
Deals
Save An Extra 25% On the Ultimate Forehead Thermometer
Withings Thermo, $60 after 25% couponWithings’ smartphone-connected forehead thermometer can get a temperature reading without even touching skin, and you can get it from Amazon for $60 today, $40 less than its launch price from earlier this year. It might seem a bit extravagant, but it would be great…
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
Hawaii’s newest species named in honor of President Obama
Today, scientists from the Bishop Museum, NOAA, and the Association for Marine Exploration published the description of a new species of coral-reef fish that they named in honor of President Barack Obama. The fish, which now bears the formal scientific name Tosanoides obama, was discovered during a June…
werd.com
RBT Barware Collection
Highlighted by sophisticated minimalist design and a duotone black & gold palette, the RBT barware collection includes what every holiday host needs: a cocktail shaker, a glass decanter, an insulated beer growler, and several corkscrews, all made with premium quality materials like cast zinc,…
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LG V10 H900 64GB 4G LTE Unlocked Smartphone (Black) $259.99
LG V10 H900 64GB 4G LTE Unlocked Smartphone (Black) $259.99
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
7-Eleven builds on delivery drone trial success
The use of drones to make deliveries is taking flight lately, with the likes of Amazon and France’s DPDgroup kicking off real-world trials of their technologies. In the meantime, however, 7-Eleven and drone company Flirtey have been quietly making light work of delivering items by flying robot,…
Slashdot
Microsoft Wins $927 Million Pentagon Contract To Provide Technical Support
Microsoft has secured a massive $927m contract to provide technical support and consultation to the United States Department of Defense. This is the latest in a series of key deals that Microsoft has won with the US military. From a report: The contract comes after the software giant Microsoft secured…
TechCrunch
Chariot offering free holiday transit services around Tahoe ski resort
 Chariot’s roots may be in easing the grinding urban commute in the San Francisco Bay area, but the crowdsourced commute company is getting a little more recreational with a pilot holiday season project with Tahoe’s Squaw Valley / Alpine Meadows ski resort. Chariot, which is owned by Ford Smart Mobility as…
The Awesomer
Acoustic Labs: Star Wars
LinkGreg Johnson of Acoustic Labs performs a fantastic fingerstyle medley of some of John Williams’ music from the Star Wars saga. We’d pay good money to see a whole performance of this done live with the films on screen. Check out more great music over on Alvarez Live. More Awesome Stuff: Daniela…
SlashGear
Another Galaxy phone explodes: why Lithium-Ion should die, not Samsung
The amount of smartphones that explode every year has gotten entirely out of hand, as one Galaxy S6 Edge user was loathe to find this week. The user goes by the screen name ReturnThroughAether and posted a number of images of the aftermath of a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge explosion that happened overnight…
io9
Someone Is Finally Streaming The Expanse, the Best Scifi Show of the Year
We love Syfy’s The Expanse, based on the books series by James S.A. Corey. And now we’re so happy that there’s finally a way to stream the show before season two comes back on February 1, 2017. If you have Amazon Prime, you can watch all of season one of The Expanse right now.Read more…
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UK government is considering a drone pilot test
The UK government is considering a “knowledge or situational awareness test” for all British drone owners, similar to a driving theory examination. The proposed quiz could be voluntary, according to the Department for Transport, or mandatory as part…
Uncrate
LG ProBeam Projector
With a compact design and a weight of just 4.6 pounds, the LG ProBeam Projector is an ideal starting point for a home theater that doesn’t take up a ton…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
Mashable
Rumor: iPhone 7S and iPhone 8 might both be coming in 2017
We’re still over nine months from the unveiling of the iPhone 8 (or 7S, or just plain iPhone, or whatever Apple decides to call the next one), but the rumor mill is churning at nearly full power.  So far, reports have told us the newest model line will likely have a curved OLED screen, come in three…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Study identifies a way to prevent burn injury infection, without antibiotics
A new way to fight multidrug-resistant bacteria by blinding them rather than killing them proved highly effective in a model of burn injuries, research shows.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
A cure for social anxiety disorders
Social phobia is the most common anxiety disorder of our time. But the current treatment regimen for patients with this diagnosis has not proven very effective. Now a team of researchers believes they have found a cure for social anxiety disorders.
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Graphene able to transport huge currents on the nano scale
New experiments have shown that it is possible for extremely high currents to pass through graphene, a form of carbon. This allows imbalances in electric charge to be rapidly rectified.
PCWorld
VMware removes hard-coded root access key from vSphere Data Protection
VMware has released a hotfix for vSphere Data Protection (VDP) to change a hard-coded SSH key that could allow remote attackers to gain root access to the virtual appliance.VDP is a disk-based backup and recovery product that runs as an open virtual appliance (OVA). It integrates with the VMware vCenter…
Lifehacker
All the Easy, Impressive Snacks and Desserts You Can Make with Frozen Puff Pastry
Given the festive nature of the holiday season, cooking can veer towards the elaborate, so it helps to have some quick and easy dishes that impress without a ton of effort. As such, I recommend that everyone keep a stock of puff pastry in their freezer, and use it liberally to whip up appetizers, snacks,…
Reason.com Full Feed
Rick Perry Pushed Crony Capitalism in Texas. Will He Do the Same at Dept. of Energy?
It was 2006 and Texas Gov. Rick Perry was well ahead of the curve. More than 10 years before he would be picked to serve in Donald Trump’s presidential administration, he was already promising to make things great again, through the power of his government. “Our prosperity is dependent on coming…
Cool Material
10 Jobs That Pay More Than You’d Expect
For some people, the New Year is a time to start looking for a new job. It could be a resolution of theirs, or a product of the heartlessly utilitarian practice of firing people during the holidays. Knowing this, we decided to take a look at the National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates to…
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Large-scale ad fraud ring is stealing millions of dollars a day
Security firm White Ops says it has discovered an ad fraud scheme raking in up to $3 million per day, making it the largest such operation ever. Called Methbot, because of drug references in the code, it tricks ad networks into playing videos on fake…
designboom | architecture & design magazine
snøhetta cantilevers metallic steel extension in norwegian art museum
22 years later, the norwegian firm approached their own project with another sculptural expansion to include new exhibition hall, two theaters and an interior renovation of the cinema. The post snøhetta cantilevers metallic steel extension in norwegian art museum appeared first on designboom | architecture…
Cool Hunting
Buy: Pulse Camera Remote
Offering a 100 foot bluetooth range, Alpine Labs’ Pulse Camera Remote plugs directly into one’s camera by way of the USB port, and pairs with a dedicated smartphone app. More than just letting a user snag a photo, the remote delivers wireless control…… Continue…
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More Cheap Stocking Stuffers: Two Magnetic Smartphone Dash Mounts For $8
2-Pack Aukey Magnetic Vent Mounts, $8 with code AUK2PACKMagnetic smartphone vent mounts are the sleekest and easiest way to prop up your phone in the car, and you can get two mounts from Aukey for $8 today with code AUK2PACK. Even if you already have these in your own car (a pretty safe bet!), they would…
9to5Mac
Opinion: Will Apple switch from Lightning to USB-C for future iPhones, and if so, when?
When Apple launched the iPhone 5 with a new-fangled Lightning port – instead of the 30-pin dock connector that had been a standard feature on every previous generation of iPhone, as well as on iPods since 2003 – there was a great deal of outrage. ‘What about all the docks and speaker systems we own…
Latest Science News — ScienceDaily
Speeding up comprehension with grasping actions
Hearing or seeing a word doesn’t mean that it is immediately understood. The brain must first recognize the letters as such, put them together, and “look up” what the word means in its mental lexicon. In an experiment, cognitive psychologists have shown how word comprehension can be sped up – namely…
Digital Trends
PrimaLoft unveils synthetic insulation material that looks and feels like down
Down versus synthetic? It’s a question that has plagued anyone who has spent time outside in colder temperatures. Down has the upper hand when it comes to warmth and compressibility, but it loses its heat value when it gets wet. Synthetics stay warm even when they are wet, but they don’t have the loft,…
Digital Trends
‘Pokémon Go’ players have caught 88 billion critters, walked 8.7 billion miles
Pokémon Go might no longer be the pervasive, all-encompassing obsession that it was for so many of us over the summer, but Niantic’s game has managed to accumulate some incredibly impressive statistics since its July release. In just five months, the game’s community has managed to capture 88 billion…
Mashable
More people would rather keep using a defective Samsung Note7 than buy an LG
Never bet against Samsung. Despite successfully recalling 93 percent of Galaxy Note7 phones in the U.S., there are still more active Note7’s being used than its closest competitors, including the very capable LG V20. SEE ALSO: Meet the hardware hackers rebelling against Samsung The data comes from…
Cool Hunting
Link About It: For Affluent Enthusiasts: Luxury Marijuana Subscription Boxes
According to Quartz, subscription services in the United States generate an “estimated $5 billion dollars annually,” and luxury marijuana is quickly becoming one of the most popular products to have shipped to your house each month. Marketed to affluent…… …
CNET News.com
AT&T’s new feature blocks fraud calls “at the network level” – CNET
Worried about fraud and spam calls? AT&T’s new feature claims it can automatically flag them — or even block them outright.
CNET News.com
YouTube star says he was kicked off Delta flight for speaking Arabic – CNET
Viral video shows Adam Saleh being escorted off of a Delta flight. The airline says it’s reviewing the incident.
EETimes:
High-Speed Fiber Optics Connect Smart Factories
As M2M and IoT shape business and operations strategies, influence product design and compel companies to re-examine how suppler and customer data is collected and used, a question begs: How will companies pool together all their internal factory.
Newswise: SciNews
Scientists Build Bacteria-Powered Battery on Single Sheet of Paper
Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have created a bacteria-powered battery on a single sheet of paper that can power disposable electronics. The manufacturing technique reduces fabrication time and cost, and the design could revolutionize the use of bio-batteries as a…
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Indiana University Researchers Launch Tool to Understand Spread of Fake News
The Observatory on Social Media at Indiana University has launched a powerful new tool in the fight against fake news. The tool, called Hoaxy, visualizes how claims in the news — and fact checks of those claims — spread online through social networks.
Newswise: SciNews
Honey, I Shrunk the Circuit
Sandia National Laboratories researchers have shown it’s possible to make transistors and diodes from advanced semiconductor materials that could perform much better than silicon, the workhorse of the modern electronics world.
Newswise: SciNews
Iowa State to Manage Biorefinery Projects for New Manufacturing USA Institute
Iowa State will lead the biorefinery program of the country’s 10th — and just recently announced — Manufacturing USA Institute. The institute is dedicated to improving the productivity and efficiency of chemical manufacturing.
Newswise: SciNews
Filling in the Nuclear Data Gaps
Berkeley Lab’s Nuclear Data Group is conducting new experiments to address common data needs in nuclear medicine, nuclear energy and fusion R&D, security, and counterproliferation work.
Newswise: SciNews
Inside the World of Cell Signaling: A G-Protein Breakthrough
Scientists have few good methods for manipulating and investigating G-protein signaling. Now, UNC scientists have developed small proteins to selectively block a certain type of G-protein signaling, creating a unique and powerful tool for studying cell processes that depend on this signaling.
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The Prettiest iOS Game of the Year Is Just $1 Today
Mini Metro was my favorite game of the year, and the iOS version is on sale for just $1 today, down from its usual $5. I promise it will be the best dollar you spend today.Read more…
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Leaked documents appear to confirm there will be three iPhones released next year
The last few weeks have seen a deluge of Samsung Galaxy S8 rumors, but now it’s time for some speculation about Apple’s upcoming handsets. A pair of purported manufacturing documents from the company’s East Asia supply chain seemingly confirm that we’ll see three iPhones released next year. …
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5th-grader tests 3-D printed robotic arm to help other kids
The soon-to-be 11-year-old left the Washington University School of Medicine lab with an instruction manual for her new robotic arm. Don’t get it wet. Turn it off when not in use. Change the two 9-volt batteries.
Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories
California adopts nation’s first energy-efficiency rules for computers
The California Energy Commission has passed energy-efficiency standards for computers and monitors in an effort to reduce power costs, becoming the first state in the nation to adopt such rules.
The Next Web
Super Mario Run storms the charts with 40 million downloads in 4 days
Despite running into some bad press, Super Mario Run has so far stacked an impressive amount of downloads, cruising through the 40 million mark in just four days. Nintendo revealed the accomplishment in a new press release issued earlier today. In addition to topping the “free” chart of the App Store…
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Nanoparticle tattoos mark the spot – for surgery – then disappear
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News
Materials: when defects turn into qualities
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Peter Thiel is almost definitely behind this mysterious “Heterodox Science” course
Earlier this year, the Berkeley Institute, a private academic institution, listed a seminar on “Heterodox Science.” The seminar was first scheduled to begin in November, then moved to January. On the Institute’s website, the instructor of the Heterodox Science course has been described only as “Guest…
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Chemistry research breakthrough that could improve nuclear waste recycling technologies
Researchers have taken a major step forward by describing the quantitative modelling of the electronic structure of a family of uranium nitride compounds – a process that could in the future help with nuclear waste recycling technologies.
Cool Hunting
Buy: Bluetooth External Flash + Video Light
Designed to offer adjustable brightness for all GoPro and smartphone camera photos and videos, each Lume Cube delivers up to 1,500 lumens when capturing a shot or take. Connected via Bluetooth and paired with a dedicated app (that can control up to…… Continue…
Ars Technica » Scientific Method
US and Canada declare their Arctic waters off-limits for oil exploration
Enlarge / Beaufort Sea, north of Alaska, in June, 2012. (credit: NASA Earth Observatory) On Tuesday, President Obama announced a surprising move to make most of the US portion of the Arctic Ocean off-limits to oil and gas production indefinitely, along with a line of submarine canyons off the East…
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Trump’s Doctor Speaks Out about His Most Famous Patient
“It never occurred to me that he was the oldest president” — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Physics News
New ultrasound technique is first to image inside live cells
Researchers at The University of Nottingham have developed a break-through technique that uses sound rather than light to see inside live cells, with potential application in stem-cell transplants …
Physics News
Artificial leaf as mini-factory for drugs
Using sunlight to make chemical products has long been a dream of chemical engineers. The problem is that the available sunlight generates too little energy to kick off reactions. However, nature …
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How to Save Money on Every Hotel You Book
You need to go away for the weekend, or arrange a stop on the way to somewh
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