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The Nikelab ACG.07.KMTR ($150) was made especially for the urban commuter. It features a water-repellent textile upper the helps keep the elements away. You get the protection of a full boot without the bulk and weight. The lightweight upper provides a flexible, sock-like fit and with slip-on construction…
Tuff-Guard Kink-Proof Garden Hose
Kink-proof garden hose season has arrived! Watering flowers, washing cars, “accidentally” spraying your girlfriend when she’s in a white tank top…I love summer. Tuff-Guard’s kink-proof hoses are made of thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) tubing with braided polyester cores, and a polypropylene double…
The Green Head – Finds Cool New Stuff!
SoundVibes – Illuminated Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker
Bring wireless high fidelity sound to your outdoor gathering and colorful illumination well into the night.Click Here For Complete Details
The Green Head – Finds Cool New Stuff!
3-Tier Cedar Plank Holder
Grilling salmon, vegetables, and other foods on cedar planks infuses moisture and a flavorful smoky flavor and this cool new 3-Tier Cedar Plank Holder lets you triple up the number of foods you can cook at the same time.Click Here For Complete Details
Joe’s Daily
Round out Your Garage Essentials with MYCHANIC’s Tool Creeper + POD Light
If there’s one thing that can be said about my father, it’s that he’s an incredibly handy man. From gazebos to pole barns, the guy was always building something. The post Round out Your Garage Essentials with MYCHANIC’s Tool Creeper + POD Light appeared first on Joe’s Daily.
HP’s OMEN X Compact Desktop gives you an untethered VR experience
The company puts desktop power into a backpack-sized design.While untethered VR exists in mobile, it’s not quite the same experience when your headset is powered by a properly equipped desktop. HP is doing just that with their new Omen X Compact desktop, which has a dock for when it needs to be used…
Man of Many
Apple’s New iPad Pro is Better than Most Laptops
The new iPad Pro from Apple is just one of the many things that got us excited about last night’s barrage of sneak-peeks from the sophisticated tech giant, though we will have to wait until December to take it for a spin. With iOS 11, the newest platform for the O.G. of tablets, almost ready to be rolled…
Man of Many
Native Unions’ CLIC Card Case Keeps Your Essentials Close at Hand
The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are the more expensive phones out there. You want to keep it from getting scraped and scratched up. Not only that but your iPhone is probably the most important gadget that you own. So, you really must protect it the best way that you can. While you are at it, why not choose a…
Gear Patrol
The Perfect Father’s Day Gifts
Gifts Dad will graciously and happily accept. Read More »
Gear Patrol
Today in Gear: June 7, 2017
Museum-quality photo prints, a restored Ford Bronco, an extravagant wall mount for your bike and much more. Read More »
Gear Patrol
Deals of Note: June 7, 2017
How to save on a GoPro camera, Volcom shorts and a Seagate hard drive. Read More »
Man of Many
Samsung’s “The Frame” TV is Art for Your Living Room
TVs have never really been a stylish home décor product—that is, until now. Samsung The Frame is a LED television that was first unveiled at this year’s CES. Designed by well-known product designer Yves Behar, The Frame is made to look like a piece of art hanging on the wall. The Frame has a new bezel…
Fancy yourself an audio purist? You might want a Lexus
Lexus has been pushing hi-fi in cars for over a decade.Luxury auto manufacturers have been paying more attention to its audio systems in the last few years, but you might be surprised to know that Lexus has been pushing hi-fi in cars for over a decade with their exclusive audio partner, Mark Levinson….
MX Master 2S Mouse Lets You Control Two Computers at Once
Have to use more than one computer at a time? A whole lot of us do. Whether it’s because you have a laptop and a desktop, a … Read More
The Activité Steel Smartwatch Can Be Yours For Just $89 (SALE)
We here at inStash love the Withings Activité Steel. If you recall a 2015 article we wrote about the device, the Activité Steel is a middle of … Read More
Yun Is Self Levitating Incense That Will Help You Meditate, Set The Mood
Most guys aren’t into incense, but they’re about to be. While you might be familiar with the odor-causing fragrant smoke, especially if you’ve ever want to set … Read More
Pedego x Airstream’s Electric Bike Combines Gorgeous Looks With Performance
Even if you don’t know what it is by name, we’re certain that you’ve at least seen an Airstream camper. An integral part of Americana, Airstream has … Read More
AmazonBasics Coffee Pod Storage Drawer for K-Cup Pods $10.07
AmazonBasics Coffee Pod Storage Drawer for K-Cup Pods $10.07
Fluval Spec III Aquarium Kit (2.6-Gallon) $55.99
Fluval Spec III Aquarium Kit (2.6-Gallon) $55.99
Grandtau Portable Digital Tire Inflator $23.75
Grandtau Portable Digital Tire Inflator $23.75
Craziest Gadgets
Confetti High Five Shooter Gadget
Is there any possible way to improve on a celebratory high five? A double high five? Ok, we’ll give you that. A double high five with a chest bump? Seems like pretty intense on the testosterone there but yeah that’s an improvement too. But we’ll do you one better- confetti. That’s right- put the…
The Awesomer
XERIC RQ & SQ Watches
Price: $199+  | PledgeXeric expands its line with a sweet new series of timepieces. The right side indicates the time in 5-minute increments, while left-hand dials include a 24-hour display and a 60-second stopwatch. Available in round and square cases and a variety of leather and mesh straps. …
Keep Your Switch Pristine With a Pair of Discounted Glass Screen Protectors
Some people would probably give a kidney to own a Nintendo Switch, so if you’re one of the lucky few that’s actually gotten their hands on one, you’d damn well better take good care of it. For a limited time, get a pair of Anker screen protectors for $6, or $3 less than usual with promo code NO1B7475.Read…
Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
Save 40% On Tons Of Nerdy Fashions From Hot Topic [Deals]
Hot Topic is holding a semi-secret 40% off sale that includes over 250 items with some of our favorite nerdy fashions in the mix from Star Wars, Harry Potter, Studio Ghibli, Disney, Marvel, Sailor Moon and more. It even includes items from Her Universe, and there are plenty of plus sizes to be had….
Nerd Approved – News For Nerds
The Official Teapot Of The Galactic Empire
This is it. The teapot that the Galactic Empire uses in the Death Star break room to serve tea with those cookies they’re so famous for. See more on That’s Nerdalicious…
The Gadget Flow
Ease Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor by iHealth
Take the guesswork out of your blood pressure and get it done accurately with the Ease Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor by iHealth. Designed to be easy to use each and every time, the Ease Blood Pressure Monitor is attached to a base to hold your compatible smartphone or tablet. Wrapping the band around…
The Gadget Flow
Quark Tool Stainless Steel Utility Knife
Be ready for anything during your day with the Quark Tool Stainless Steel Utility Knife. This compact tool is made of nothing more than solid stainless steel. The construction with a single material makes the Quark Tool as strong as it is sleek. Totally minimalist, the Quark Tool has no raw or sharp…
The Gadget Flow
NerdChef Steel Cooking Stone
Cook like a pro when you use the NerdChef Steel Cooking Stone. This high-performance surface ensures you cook only the best pizza. Using durable steel, the NerdChef Cooking Stone offers 20 times the conductivity than traditional ceramic baking stones. This material also gives you delicious crust that…
The Gadget Flow
GoT Dragon Wings Fidget Spinner
Get set to explore the new season of GoT with complete peace of mind by using this GoT Dragon Wings Fidget Spinner. Inspired by the legendary creatures from the series, this fidget spinner revamps an everyday carry item into something more glamorous. You could be using at home or at work to destress…
The Gadget Flow
Ibagbar Canvas Travel Backpack
Upgrade your adventures with the Ibagbar Canvas Travel Backpack. This sleek bag has all the space you need to carry your gear. It features one main zipper pocket for your large items. In addition, it has two front zip pockets for your toiletries and your accessories. There’s also a mesh side pocket to…
The Gadget Flow
iPong Pro Table Tennis Robot
Improve your game on your own with the iPong Pro Table Tennis Robot. This nifty device shoots ping pong balls right to your side of the table. Totally convenient, the iPong Pro takes just minutes to effortlessly set up. Once up and running, it shoots ping pong balls at lightning speed. However, you get…
The Gadget Flow
SleepSmart Intelligent Adjustable Pillow
Hack your sleep routine with the SleepSmart Intelligent Adjustable Pillow. This pillow is designed specifically for side sleepers to be comfortable and cozy – with easy to adjust height support. More than just a comfy place, this pillow also connects to an app to upgrade your sleeping experience. The…
The Gadget Flow
Bug Stick DEET Free Insect Repellent
Protect yourself from pesky insects with the Bug Stick DEET Free Insect Repellent by Dr Fedorenko. Truly organic, this outdoor must-have saves you from nasty bites. In fact, the Bug Stick repels mosquitos, ticks, gnats, horseflies, and biting flies. Coming in a retractable container, you can liberally…
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iotty Smart Light Switch
Control the light in your home with precision with the iotty Smart Light Switch. This device brings your home to the future. Working with a companion app, iotty uses Wi-Fi to activate the touchscreen. A single tap can activate and control multiple lights in your home. With the app, you can create individualized…
The Gadget Flow
River Solar Mobile Power Station
Power your daily life with the River Solar Mobile Power Station. Relying on energy from the sun, this system allows you to charge and top up all of your devices. Featuring a massive 116,000mAh lithium ion battery, the River Power Station remains just one-third the weight of other products. Additionally,…
The Awesomer
Off-Grid Survival Axe
Price: $77  | Buy | LinkOriginally known as the L’il Trucker, this awesome tool is now past the crowdfunding stage and available on Amazon. The USA-made tool rocks a hatchet, hammer, claw, hex sockets, a replaceable 6″ saw blade, steel glass breaker, seatbelt cutter, bottle opener, and more. …
EDC is Everyday Carry
EDC/Vehicle Bag
submitted by Juan RoblesMolle Messenger BagMace Magnum 3 Distance Defense Pepper Gel SprayOzark Trail Tan Flip Opening KnifeBushnell TRKR T140L Multi-Color FlashlightTUL Retractable Gel PenSharpie MarkerGerber 31-000064 Mini Suspension Pocket Tools 2-Piece Multitool Combo PackSmith’s PP1 SharpenerBic…
Victorinox Swisstool BS
Though BS is in its name, the Swisstool BS by Victorinox is a no bullshit multi-tool. Sporting a compact and elegant design in black oxide steel, it offers 29 essential functions for jobs around the home, work or outdoors, including lockable blades, saws, file, punch, opener, plier, screwdrivers and more. …
Bless This Stuff
The Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10 Camera is a new gadget that aims to combine the best of both the digital and analog worlds? you still get the pic printed when you take it, but you can add some cool digital filters and even edit it before, you may also store it should you like to keep it, print out some…
Bless This Stuff
Earlier this year, Adidas Originals re-released its New York silhouette, an icon of 80s style. The classic sneakers are constructed with the same mesh upper and premium nubuck overlays that established the iconic look, and feature TPU D-ring eyelets, the Three Stripes emblem running down the side panel…
Stay Charged Anywhere In the World With This $12 Plug Adapter
Before you flee the country and/or go on your next international trip, be sure to pick up this universal plug adapter for $12 with code TENSUN05. It also comes with a detachable USB adapter (with standard US prongs) that can be used as a standalone charger as well.Read more…
Philips 3-Way 150W Equiv LED Light Bulb (Soft White, 2200 Lumens) $16.97
Philips 3-Way 150W Equiv LED Light Bulb (Soft White, 2200 Lumens) $16.97
Harman Kardon Invoke Audio Assistant Speaker
Take control of your digital life through voice commands with the Harman Kardon Invoke Audio Assistant Speaker. This 360-degree device lets you speak to Cortana, Microsoft’s smart assistant. Heading out? Ask Cortana what the weather looks like or request traffic updates. In addition, the Invoke speaker…
Take Your Phone off the Grid With These Discounted Solar Chargers
Whether you like to spend a lot of time outdoors, or just want to be prepared for extended power outages, these Aukey solar chargers can juice up two USB-powered devices at once using nothing but the sun. Read more…
Aukey’s $16 Power Strip Includes USB Ports and AC Outlets
Half of your electronics charge over USB these days, so it makes sense to buy power strips that include both AC outlets and USB ports. For just $16, this Aukey power strip includes four of each.Read more…
Bless This Stuff
This Desktop Metal 3D Printer is a new option in this growing market, but what sets it apart from its competitors is the creation of a whole new segment that?s the metal printing of objects. You?ve read it right, you can now build your items and get them printed out in aluminum, steel or even titanium….
The Awesomer
Link(Flashing Images) Adnaan takes us on a dizzying tour of several very different locales around our globe, assembled from over 4,000 satellite images from Google Earth, set to the track Midnight by Caravan Palace. The crop circles look like spinning turntables to us. More Awesome Stuff: Full Cloud…
Tenkara Rod Co Mini Sawtooth Pack
Portable, lightweight, and beautifully crafted, the Tenkara Rod Co Mini Sawtooth Pack comes with everything you need to fish and a lifetime warranty for doing it. Weighing just 1.1 ounces and just less than 14 inches when collapsed, the rod reaches 8 feet 8 inches when expanded and is perfect for catching…
Seed Turntable
Designed to be a do-it-all audio solution, the Seed Turntable combines wireless streaming with the joy of vinyl in a single package. It uses a patented shock absorber to keep…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
Cool Material
The 12 Best Shows on Netflix Right Now
From the best shows you’re not watching to the hacks you’ve never heard of, Netflix is a one stop shop for binge-worthy television shows to occupy you and your significant other over a long weekend. And while we’re all for the new releases on Netflix every month, there are plenty of award-winning or…
Kevlar Socks – Minimalist High Tech Footwear
Protection for Your Feet with Kevlar Socks Introducing “Kevlar Socks“,  freeing your feet has never been easier thanks to these socks, the kind of freedom that you have been seeking for a long time too. Enjoy a beach day, go for a hike, walk out to your backyard without shoes… it’s all possible with…
Boost Your Laptop’s Audio Capabilities With These $20 Speakers
If you ever listen to audio from your laptop’s tiny, awful speakers, do yourself a solid and pick up these Logitech alternatives for just $20. At this price, they won’t blow anyone away, but they’ll sound worlds better than your laptop.Read more…
Cool Material
Father’s Day Gifts That Dad Actually Wants
If you want to make dad’s Father’s Day special, consider cracking a beer with him and sharing some stories. That’s something that will mean a lot. That said, tossing your old man a solid gift to go with that bonding time couldn’t hurt. To help with that gift selection, we’ve compiled five gift guides…
The Green Head – Finds Cool New Stuff!
Die Hard Coloring Book
This hilarious adult coloring and activity book is filled with 80 action-packed pages of black and white drawings, quotes, and puzzles based on scenes from the Christmas movie classic DIE HARD.Click Here For Complete Details
Barebones Living Lodge Tent
Add an extra level of comfort to your next camping adventure with the Barebones Living Lodge Tent. With 180 square feet of living space, it is large enough to comfortably accommodate 12 people. Featuring doors on opposing sides for versatility in shared conditions, the Barebones Living Tent includes…
The Awesomer
LEGO Drift Wagon
LinkLEGO Technic builder Attika created this awesome open-frame 4-wheel drive, Android-controlled car tuned for mad drifting action. It’s got a working drivetrain, brakes, lights, and looks like a blast at to speed. Action footage at 3:30, and lots of build images on Flickr. More Awesome Stuff:…
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Death Trooper Snakeskin Helmet
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Meteorite Starter Kit $10 – Free Shipping – includes meteorites and rare earth magnets.
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Vintage Laptop Bag
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The Manual
JetBlue Launches Revolutionary Facial Recognition Boarding Process
The airline is reimagining a more streamlined, paperless boarding process that could revolutionize the future of air travel. The post JetBlue Launches Revolutionary Facial Recognition Boarding Process appeared first on The Manual.
The Manual
Concrete Audio Speakers Are As Pleasing to the Eye As They Are to the Ear
There’s a reason beyond style that these speakers are made of concrete… The post Concrete Audio Speakers Are As Pleasing to the Eye As They Are to the Ear appeared first on The Manual.
Control a Power Outlet With Siri For $22
We see deals on WeMo switches and TP-Link Smart Plugs on a pretty regular basis, but this similar product from Koogeek is Apple HomeKit certified, and only $22 today.Read more…
BioLite BaseLantern XL
The world’s fist flatpack lantern, the BioLite BaseLantern XL combines breakthrough edge lighting with Bluetooth connectivity so you can have your own personal smartgrid. Powered by a 12000 mAh rechargeable Li-on battery, the BaseLantern has powerful brightness and can charge your gear. The custom…
Kershaw Carbon Fiber Pub Knife
Complete with a bottle opener and designed by Dmitry Sinkevich.
Cool Hunting
Link About It: California Modernism Pioneer William Krisel Dies
During his life, architect William Krisel contributed 1,200 affordable, modernist middle-class homes to California between 1957 to 1963, with the builder-developers George and Robert Alexander. He explained to NPR back in the ’50s that his mission…… Continue…
This $5 Luggage Scale Can Fit…In Your Luggage
You might have a bathroom scale at home that works just fine for weighing luggage when you’re leaving town, but this hanging scale is small enough to take with you, so you can make sure you won’t get dinged for all of those heavy souvenirs on your return trip. All it has to do is save you from an overweight…
Instant Pot 8-Quart 1200W 7-in-1 Stainless Steel Electric Pressure Cooker $129.95
Instant Pot 8-Quart 1200W 7-in-1 Stainless Steel Electric Pressure Cooker $129.95
Cool Material
The Wolf Desk Has a Hidden Compartment
It’s no secret that Sean Woolsey Studio (SWS) is one of our favorite furniture design studios because of creations like the Libation Station, Agent Desk and Waterfall Desk. The love affair continues with the Sean Woolsey Studio Wolf Desk. Originally designed for Wolf Camp Studios, SWS was so pleased…
25 Father’s Day Gift Ideas
Dad deserves it.
Hotbox Coffee Porter
Two birds, one stone.
Make Fresh Ground Coffee At Home With This $37 Burr Mill
It’s easy to see why Cuisinart’s DBM-8 electric burr coffee grinder is Amazon’s top seller in the category. It’s affordable, it’s dead simple to use, it includes 18 coarseness settings, and it looks great. Today’s $37 price tag is roughly $8 less than usual, so perk up, and lock in your order before…
Weber Spirit 2-Burner 26,500 BTU Propane Gas Grill $399
Weber Spirit 2-Burner 26,500 BTU Propane Gas Grill $399
LithiumCard Pro Retro Series Lightning Chargers
The LithiumCard wallet-sized lightning charger has gotten a facelift. It looks at least 30 years younger. Just like it did in the 80s. Or how it would have looked in the 80s if portable batteries for Apple smartphones and tablets…and Apple smartphones and tablets themselves…existed back then. LinearFlux’s…
VicTsing Garden Hose Nozzle Spray Nozzle $6.99
VicTsing Garden Hose Nozzle Spray Nozzle $6.99
The 30 Best Father’s Day Gifts Under $100
Great reasonably priced gear for the rad dad in your life.
ELEMNT Introduces a Full-Size Star Wars Death Trooper Helmet
Based on the original mold of the Death Trooper helmet used in the Rogue One film, New York-based design house ELEMNT produced a replica—a collector’s edition helmet wrapped in genuine python skin and bearing all the battle scars of the original. It’s fully wearable & comes with a clear acrylic display…
EDC is Everyday Carry
Keyport MOCA Keychain Multi-tool
submitted by Mikey Bautista For one-piece multi-tools, maximizing space is the name of the game. Keyport know a thing or two about that, as you might’ve seen from their flagship key organizers that combine your keys and essential tools into a sleek package. Their latest key carry upgrade, the MOCA…
Logitech’s Newest MX Master is a Powerhouse Mouse
Logitech has developed two new models of its high performance MX Master mice: The Anywhere 2S & the re-booted MX Master. They both feature an upgraded version of Logitech’s Darkfield High Precision 4000-dpi tracking for laser-precise control on almost any surface. They also offer a new software system…
The Green Head – Finds Cool New Stuff!
GlowCity Light Up LED Basketball
Looks, feels, and plays like a regular basketball and has two super bright LEDs secured inside to illuminate it with a fire-like red glow for playing hoops well into the night.Click Here For Complete Details
Gear Patrol
Apple’s 7 Biggest Announcements from WWDC 2017
Apple aims to rival Sonos, Amazon and Venmo. Read More »
Tools and Toys
Wade Ceramics Milton Brook Mortar and Pestle
Once you’ve outfitted your home with some essential kitchen gear, another item that’s fun to own is a mortar and pestle. They’re great for grinding whole spices, crushing fresh herbs, preparing dry rubs for backyard cooking, making fresh salsa/guacamole/hummus/etc, and more. This iconic mortar and…
Peep This: Gummy Watermelon Slice | Ep. #24
Buy here: In this episode of Peep This, the deliciously giant Gummy Watermelon Slice on a Stick is unboxed and reviewed. ******************* We Peep It & You Keep It! Want to win a Gummy Watermelon Slice? Share your favorite gummy-related…
Gear Patrol
The 6 Best Portable Hi-Fi Music Players
There is more to mobile music than your smartphone. Read More »
Kinja Co-Op
These Are the Two Best USB Travel Chargers, According To Our Readers
Two travel-friendly USB chargers stood out from the pack this week, and they couldn’t be more different. It’s the tiny Aukey dual-port charger vs. Anker’s much larger PowerCore Fusion, which justifies its size with a built-in battery pack. Which one belongs in your travel bag? See what our readers said…
The Manual
Protect Your MacBook and Stay Sharp with Savage Supply Co.’s New Leather Organizers
Protect your tech in style. The post Protect Your MacBook and Stay Sharp with Savage Supply Co.’s New Leather Organizers appeared first on The Manual.
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Home & Office : Fitzroy’s Stormglass
You can plan a pretty picnic, but you can’t predict the weather. Next time, use your Fitzroy Stormglass. The Fitzroy Stormglass is a small package that can predict big changes in weather. When the crystals respond to atmospheric changes, you will know whether the weather will be cloudy or bright. $19.99…
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Toys & Games : Pyraminx Puzzle
Don’t go Pyra-mad trying to solve this. Don’t be a square, stuck in the same old cubic ways of thinking inside the box. It’s a triangular twist on a classic. Just scramble the sides and try to unscramble them again to solve. Can you break out of the box to solve the Pyraminx? $19.99
ThinkGeek – What’s New
Toys & Games : True Genius Wooden Puzzles
The Puzzle of Ancient History. Solve one of four gorgeous True Genius Wooden Puzzles simply by taking it apart and putting it back together! But it’s not as easy as it sounds. Choose from Aztec Temple, Powder Keg, Roman Bricks, and Roman City Grid. $9.99
Join the Mesh Router Club With Three TP-Link Decos For Just $200
TP-Link just came out with their answer to the mesh networking trend, and you can get three Deco M5 routers for just $200 today with promo code 50RADIO.Read more…
The Awesomer
Beach Towel Bean Bag Covers
Price: $70-$100  | BuySandusa’s washable bean bag covers are similar to their beach towels: the upper side is made of brightly colored cotton terry, while the underside is made of sand-repelling and waterproof nylon. It also comes with an inner mesh bag for the filling (not included). …
1953 Disneyland Presentation Map
Like many grand ideas, Disneyland needed outside funding to get started. In the ’50s, however, you couldn’t just render your idea and post it on a website. You needed to…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
Man of Many
Sobro – A Coffee Table and Cooler in One
Who wouldn’t want a coffee table that keeps your beer cold, charges your phone and plays music? Seems like a dream, right? Well, this coffee table is a real product, and it is quite genius. In fact, I wish I would have been the one to think of it. The Sobro Cooler Coffee Table can hold about 32 bottles…
Big Think
Opioids Don’t Treat Depression, Yet People Turn to Them Anyway
There’s been an alarming uptick in sufferers of depression turning to opioids, increasing addiction numbers. Read More
Can It Happen Here?: Authoritarianism in America.
That’s the title of a forthcoming book edited by Cass Sunstein (Harvard professor, former Obama regulatory administrator). On Twitter, Sunstein says he’s the editor not the author and that the essays will “offer diverse views”. But by the time this book comes out in March 2018, we might already know…
Straight Dope Message Board
The most highly engineered object ever built.
I was watching one of the science shows and they called the Cassini probe “the most highly engineered object ever built” which sounded like fanciful writing to me. How would you even decide what to measure? Man-hours of engineering billed? Years in development? Innovations required? Is there really…
Straight Dope Message Board
What happens to private boats and yachts that sink?
So, what happen to large yachts that sink in riverways and are either way too expensive to remove or will disintegrate and contaminated the waterway? Is it illegal to do urban exploration on abandoned ships/yachts or sunken ships? I guess larger government ships or active bomb sites might be very…
Systemic racism in America explained in just three minutes
This short video shows several ways in which systemic racism is still very much alive and well in the United States in 2017. See also Race Forward’s video series featuring Jay Smooth. “What Is Systemic Racism?” is an 8-part video series that shows how racism shows up in our lives across institutions…
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Would you be happy to follow a robot leader? | Theo Priestley | TEDxGlasgow
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the hottest topics at the moment across the globe. And, many are saying that it poses a threat to humanity. But, will we ever accept a robot as a leader in business, as a figurehead for a nation or a country? What are the implications of allowing AI into our…
TEDTalks (video)
To understand autism, don’t look away | Carina Morillo
Carina Morillo knew almost nothing about autism when her son Ivan was diagnosed — only that he didn’t speak or respond to words, and that she had to find other ways to connect with him. She shares how she learned to help her son thrive by being curious along with him. (In Spanish with English subtitles)
A subway-style map of Roman Empire roads circa 125 A.D.
After much research, Sasha Trubetskoy has completed a subway-style map of the road system of the Roman Empire. From about 300 BC, the Romans built or improved over 250,000 miles of roads (50,000 miles were stone paved) that extended into the farthest reaches of the Empire: from Spain to modern-day…
Big Think
What Happens If Hostile Aliens Attack? The US Military Has a Team in Place
The Space Aggressor squadrons develop strategies to defend against space-oriented attacks.   Read More
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Ramifications of IS attack in Iran
Don’t see a lot of news on this and no thread so far. If you missed it, here is a BBC article on the attack. Basically, IS claims to have attacked several targets in Iran, including its parliament building and the tomb of Ayatollah Khomeini, killing at least 12. The Iranians in what is probably an…
Bustler News, Competitions and Events
Competitions: SHOWING – Alternative Designs for Museums
Registration Deadline: Aug 28, 2017; Submission Deadline Aug 28, 2017 SUMMARYThe aim of the “Showing” competition is to develop a design proposal for the museum typology, intended as a place of display for objects and/or concepts of interest. It is asked to the participants to create innovative and…
Archinect – News
Spruce up with this architectural floor-plan jewelry by QUPA
The architectural floor plans of the most extravagant structures can be a work of art themselves, as seen in the “CROQUIS” jewelry line by architects Eleni Kouineli and Stefanos Papadatos of Greek design studio QUPA. Fusing their love for handcrafting and architecture, Kouineli and Papadatos transform…
Jetson Green
Quirky Renovation of a Micro Apartment
When it comes to making tiny spaces more livable and comfortable, there have already been many clever solutions developed. But this apartment has some surprises in store. It was designed for photographer Brendan McInerney by Joseph Chiarucci of Fort Design Build, and it features an actual catwalk as…
My House – The Mental Health House / Austin Maynard Architects
© Tess Kelly Architects: Austin Maynard Architects Location: Australia Architect In Charge: Austin Maynard Architects Builder: Sargant Constructions Engineer: R. Bliem Associates Area: 167.0 m2 Project Year: 2016 Photographs: Tess…
Marble House / OPENBOX Architects
© Wison Tungthunya Architects: OPENBOX Architects Location: Bangkok, Thailand Lead Architects : Ratiwat Suwannatrai Project Team: Nattawan Supanan, Sudatip Pipatthakorn, Nonglak Boonsaeng Area: 1000.0 m2 Project Year: 2017 Photographs:…
10 Impressive And Dramatic Resin Furniture Pieces
Modern resin is a durable and eye-catchy material used by modern designers to make their items special and not like the others. It’s a greay way to make your furniture spectacular combining it with natural materials to achieve a unique design. Let’s have a look at the coolest ideas that you find to make…
Job of the day: interior designer at WeWork
Co-working company WeWork – which recently opened a workspace in a former opium factory in China – is now launching a series of spaces in India. Our job of the day from Dezeen Jobs is for a Bangalore-based interior designer to join them. More ›
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arik levy unveils carbon fibre series at superyacht gallery in london
the sculptural series conveys a feeling of permanence and tranquility. The post arik levy unveils carbon fibre series at superyacht gallery in london appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Giant glass orb in Paris is wrapped with a rotating solar sail that follows the sun
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Looking Ahead: 8 Architecture and Construction Industry Trends for the Next 30 Years
It’s true that trends come and go, yet some have staying power that become the new standards of doing business for decades into the future.
Design Milk
Melodicware: Objects that Create an Auditory Experience
Argentinian-born, Milan-based designer Agustina Bottoni created a collection of sculptural objects that allow passersby to have an auditory experience. Melodicware consists of a series of hanging sculptures that are embellished with brass tubes that encourage one to touch for sounds to be…
Design Milk
Metaproject 07: Designing for Small Spaces
Umbra teamed up with Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) for the seventh annual iteration of Metaproject, under the guidance of designer and educator, Josh Owen. Each year, the school pairs up with a large design company to create real-life, commercialized items. This year, Umbra challenged…
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‘Instantly rechargeable’ battery spells bad news for gas-guzzling cars
Charging an electric car remains an obstacle for some, especially in areas lacking charging infrastructure. But new battery technology developed by researchers at Purdue University could change that completely. They’ve designed an instantly rechargeable battery that could allow electric vehicles to be…
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the kar-go self-driving robot delivers straight to your door
using combination of A.I. and driverless technology, the kar-go bot could cut last-mile delivery costs by a huge 98 per cent. The post the kar-go self-driving robot delivers straight to your door appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
IKEA looks to space travel for new micro-living furniture collection
IKEA is set to produce a collection of space-saving furniture that draws on the logistics of space travel to find innovative solutions for shrinking living spaces. Read more
Design Milk
Pangea Maps: Wooden 3D Contour Maps of Iconic Waterscapes
Industrial designer Tom Percy founded Pangea Maps in 2014 in Australia and has been creating 3D contour maps out of wood ever since. The sculptural, layered maps showcase various lakes and coastlines in Australia, the United States, and Canada, and along with the current selection available,…
LTL Architects’ Timber Intervention Wins Competition for Telluride Arts Center in Colorado
Courtesy of Telluride Arts LTL Architects (Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis) has been selected as the winner of the Telluride Transfer Warehouse competition, beating out finalist entries from NADAAA and Gluckman Tang. The competition sought schemes for the adaptive reuse and transformation of the National…
​Here’s How to Convert a Building Into an Energy-Efficient Predictive Piece of Architecture
The Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities is working with Snøhetta on an ultra-efficient retrofit.
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Book Review: An Organic Architecture
An Organic Architecture: The Architecture of Democracy by Frank Lloyd WrightLund Humphries, 2017Hardcover, 104 pagesI should start by stating that I’m not a big fan of Frank Lloyd Wright’s writing. In my 2009 review of Robert Twombly’s Frank Lloyd Wright: Essential Texts, I wrote that “the texts are…
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World’s Smallest Garden lets you recycle old bottles into adorable hydroponic planters
You can always recycle an old wine bottle, but what if you could transform it into a tiny garden instead? Urban Leaf empowers people to grow food at home through The World’s Smallest Garden, and upcycle used bottles into planters. It takes minutes to put together one of the mini gardens, which can grow…
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The Ocean Cleanup finds 1.15 to 2.41 million metric tons of plastic enter oceans from rivers
How much plastic do rivers dump into the world’s oceans? The Ocean Cleanup decided to find out. They conducted what they say is the “first-ever estimate of plastic emissions from rivers” and the results are shocking, as in, between 1.15 and 2.41 million metric tons shocking. Knowing the origins of plastic…
Curbed National
4 all-in-one security systems for your smart home
The dawn of the Internet of Things has made keeping an eye on your home that much easier Until fairly recently, if you wanted a complete home security system, you not only had to deal with exorbitant installation fees, but you also had to pay a monthly installment or fee. Luckily, that’s no longer…
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Border wall might be covered in solar panels. Why not build it out of coal?
It’s such a win-win idea that we will be tired of winning.
IKEA to collaborate with Virgil Abloh for millennial-focused furniture collection
IKEA has announced it will work alongside fashion designer Virgil Abloh to produce a collection aimed at millennials moving into their first homes, which could also include his take on the brand’s iconic blue Frakta bag. Read more
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tim zarki’s ‘hue’ inhaler stops kids with asthma from being self-conscious
‘hue’ relies on 3D printing to vary the color, transparency, and rigidity of the material. The post tim zarki’s ‘hue’ inhaler stops kids with asthma from being self-conscious appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Zaha Hadid-designed train station in Naples to begin service
Napoli Afragola Station was initially proposed in 2003 After a series of delays, the first phase of the massive Napoli Afragola Station initially proposed in 2003 and designed by Zaha Hadid has been inaugurated by Italian prime minister Paolo Gentiloni. Billed as “the new gateway to south of Italy,”…
Hollwich Kushner reimagines New York’s art-deco landmarks
Architecture studio Hollwich Kushner has remodelled New York’s art-deco buildings, including the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building, to show what the iconic landmarks might look like if built today. Read more
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Map of NY seascape reveals a wildlife treasure trove
Just in time for World Oceans Day, the new map displays a stunning diversity of marine life, including one of the most endangered whales on the planet.
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5 Tips to Make Your Website Attractive
Reaching the attention and interest of visitors to your site, thanks to an attractive visual appearance and good ergonomics, is essential to make them want to stay on your site. Capturing the interest of a new visitor and encouraging him/her to explore the site is particularly important for non-profit…
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Diagnostic device sticks it to sleep apnea
When someone is suspected of suffering from sleep apnea, they’re often sent for a sleep study (also known as polysomnography). This involves their spending the night sleeping at a clinic, with numerous electrodes hard-wired to their head. There are diagnostic devices that they can use at home,…
40 years of hip hop mashed into one song is legendary
Combining 40 years of hip hop into one cohesive song is an ambitious endeavor, but YouTube channel The Hood Internet’s attempt is pretty extraordinary.”It’s not a chronological history of hip hop. It’s rappers from different eras finishing each other’s rhymes over intersecting beats,” the channel…
Digital Trends
Stop ranting to your friends — Facebook now lets you ‘tag’ your local politicians
Facebook political rants are getting a bit fancier — now users can add a button for followers to easily find a politician’s contact information. Facebook appears to be testing the feature, first spotted by TechCrunch, which uses location data to tag local politicians. On personal profiles and some public…
Digital Trends
With lasers and hot nylon, Formlabs just took 3D printing to a whole new level
Yesterday, while the world was fixated on Apple’s WWDC kickoff, Boston-based 3D printing startup Formlabs quietly unveiled a revolutionary new laser sintering printer called the Fuse 1 — and it’s kind of a big deal. Truth be told, you’re probably never going to use it. It’s about the size of a mini-fridge,…
An astronaut who just returned from space trolled Trump with the Paris Agreement
A French astronaut who just returned to Earth after living in space for 196 days threw some subtle shade at U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from a landmark international climate agreement last week.  “I took the #ParisAgreement to the ISS: from space, climate change is very real….
Want to Understand Creativity? Enlist an AI Collaborator
Scientists and artists are working to nurture creativity in computers. The post Want to Understand Creativity? Enlist an AI Collaborator appeared first on WIRED.
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Snowden: Prosecuting NSA Leaker Reality Winner Is a ‘Fundamental Threat to the Free Press’
On the very same day that The Intercept published classified NSA documents describing Russian efforts to hack American voting infrastructure, the Department of Justice announced the arrest of Reality Leigh Winner, a federal contractor from Augusta, Georgia, who is charged with “removing classified material…
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Renault gives EV batteries a second life in the home
While the batteries that power modern electric vehicles typically last eight or ten years, after that they still retain a valuable capacity that can be repurposed for other means. One carmaker with a keen interest in the area is Renault, who has just announced a partnership with UK company…
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Solve the housing crisis with cheap backyard ‘granny flats’
A startup out of Los Angeles, California, wants to bring small, pre-fabricated living spaces into the backyards of the country’s hottest real estate markets. The homes range in size from 300 to 1,200 square feet — but don’t call them tiny homes. “When you think of tiny homes, a very specific image comes…
Michael Moore wants whistleblowers to share their secrets on TrumpiLeaks
In case you needed another reminder that these are some crazy times we’re living in, Michael Moore has you covered with his own version of WikiLeaks. Except it’s called TrumpiLeaks.  Yep. This is happening. SEE ALSO: Michael Moore says he’s about to ‘dissolve’ the Trump presidency In a letter published…
March of the Touchless User Interfaces
The world of user interfaces is rapidly expanding. It’s no longer just touch but it includes a great variety of gestures and speech assistants. What can we expect from such advancements?
Digital Trends
Here’s everything you need to know about the latest iMac and iMac Pro
After much anticipation, Apple unveiled its newest additions to the iMac lineup during its 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), giving us a closer look at the company’s high-end iMac Pro and the newly-revamped iMac. How does the new iMac differ from the previous generation when it comes to hardware,…
Musk teases September semi truck event surprises, music playlist tech
 Elon Musk couldn’t help but include some teasers in his Tesla shareholder meeting address on Tuesday, reiterating that the company would be holding a special event to reveal its Semi Truck at the end of September, but noting also that he would “really recommend showing up” for the event because “maybe…
Digital Trends
Looking to escape boredom? These are the best action movies on Netflix
Netflix isn’t just a great place to find TV shows; the streaming service also has a treasure trove of quality films, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the action-adventure category. Whether you prefer the gritty films of the ‘80s or the charm of modern superhero films, Netflix has it all. Unfortunately,…
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Elon Musk Says AI Research, Neuralink, and the Boring Company Are Just Hobbies
Elon Musk assured Tesla shareholders Tuesday that he’s not wasting too much time on his various side projects, which include building tunnels under Los Angeles, ensuring super intelligent artificial intelligence doesn’t end humanity, and creating human-machine brain interfaces. People invested in the…
This video of a fish ‘walking’ along the ocean floor is making scientists scratch their heads
Imagine taking an evening dive and seeing a fish casually strolling along the ocean floor … on what looks like a pair of legs.  That’s exactly what happened to a French diver off the coast of Bali, Indonesia on a recent night expedition. Luckily, he filmed the encounter so scientists (and the…
Apple’s Business Chat plans to take on WhatsApp, Skype, and Facebook Messenger
Amid news of an iOS 11 update and the unveiling of the HomePod smart speaker at Apple’s WWDC conference, you might have missed the new Business Chat, which will connect businesses with customers on iMessage. More details on how Business Chat actually works will be announced Friday (watch this space)….
Optoma UHD60 and UHD65 projectors offer 4K Ultra HD resolution
Optoma has introduced a pair of new 4K-resolution projectors, the UHD60 and UHD65. Both projectors bring 8.3-million pixels and a massive 3840 x 2160 resolution, making them some of the highest-res projectors on the market. The company says that its new projectors offer ‘razor-sharp’ image quality, as…
Walmart tests a giant self-serve kiosk that dispenses groceries
So much for Walmart’s smiling greeters. The big box chain built a giant self-serve kiosk for grocery pick-up in the parking lot of one of its Oklahoma superstores.   Customers simply order their food online, then, upon arriving at the store, type in a code on the side of the 20-by-80-foot building,…
What’s the Best USB Travel Charger? 
We recently asked you about your favorite USB charging hubs, but travel chargers are a different beast. Folding plugs, 100-240V support, and compact designs are of paramount importance here, so check out the rules below, and let us know what you keep in your travel bag.Read more…
DARPA wants to give you a glimpse inside the AI brain
Does the thought of giving Siri more power unsettle you? What about self-driving cars — do you feel uneasy about letting a computer take the wheel? If you answered yes, you’re not alone. As AI systems become more functional and widespread, a large segment of the public has been slow to trust the tech….
Bill Gates tests out mattresses with pal Warren Buffett – CNET
They’re just two billionaire buddies wandering through a furniture store, trying out recliners and beds, and getting lost trying to find the exit.
Digital Trends
This Bay Area-based company fashioned vintage trailers into an urban co-working playground
It’s that time of year where outdoor enthusiasts flock to campgrounds on the weekends to escape the stresses of work and enjoy nature. However, as weekend warriors head into the great outdoors, one company is bringing the great outdoors to the office. San Fransisco-based startup Campsyte just launched…
Ask Slashdot: How Do News Organizations Keep Track of So Much Information?
dryriver writes: Major news organizations from CNN, BBC, ABC to TIME magazine, the New York Times and the Economist publish a tremendous amount of information, especially now that almost everybody runs a 24/7 updated website alongside their TV channel, magazine or newspaper. Question: How do news organizations…
Tech Companies and Activists Set Date for Net Neutrality ‘Day of Action’
The last time we had a major fight over net neutrality, the “Internet Slowdown Day” protests were credited with helping push the FCC to reclassify the internet as a Title II utility. Now that net neutrality is the closest it’s ever been to dead, activists and tech giants are rallying to mount a protest…
US patent office chief Michelle Lee steps down – CNET
Lee’s resignation comes after months of mystery over her status in the Trump administration.
The Next Web
Study: This virtual reality simulation could reduce fear of death
If you’ve ever played a virtual reality game, you’re probably used to dying — at least digitally. But not like this. Scientists are using VR headsets to create out-of-body experiences that may be able to reduce the fear of death, according to a recently published study. According to Mel Slater, one of…
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Millennials are killing chain restaurants thanks to Instagram
Casual dining chains like Ruby Tuesday, Applebee’s, and TGI Fridays are viciously fighting to stay alive. What was once considered to be a fun Saturday night out to stuff your face with half apps, is now outdated and boring. Restaurant stock is dropping, customers are leaving, and business owners are…
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Alien mystery solved: It was just gas
On August 15, 1977, Dr. Jerry Ehman spotted a mysterious signal while searching for aliens. The radio blast was so strange that he quickly scribbled “Wow” on his printout of the event. 40 years later the “wow” signal has finally been explained – and its comet gas that gets the credit, not extra-terrestrials….
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This is the first soundbar to support DTS Virtual:X Surround Sound tech
Those looking to upgrade their home theater are about to have more options, as audio solutions firm DTS has announced the first product to use its new DTS Virtual:X technology.Yamaha’s YAS-207 soundbar will be the first DTS Virtual:X-ready product hitting stores this July. It’s important to note that…
For DeRay McKesson, the social justice movement needs to move from the streets to the statehouse
 DeRay McKesson has a plan. The man who became one of the most recognizable faces (and social media voices through his over 800,000 person strong Twitter feed) for the campaign for social justice that launched in the wake of the police killing of Michael Brown in 2014, is thinking about what’s next for…
Digital Trends
These awesome comedies are the best on Netflix, and that’s no joke
For many of us, there’s nothing more relaxing and enjoyable than settling into the couch and watching a good comedy. Dramas can drag, action movies can be ridiculous, and horror films are designed to be stressful. Comedies are fun and — perhaps more importantly — predictable. Not every cinematic experience…
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Watch SpaceX’s most recent beachside rocket landing in 4K
SpaceX successfully landed a Falcon 9 rocket for the 11th time ever this past weekend, and the company just released the first new footage of the feat. The short clip was shot in 4K resolution, and at 60 frames per second, so it offers a stellar view of the rocket landing right near the beach at Cape…
Mobile Magazine
These are the Coolest Customized Tesla Cars You Will Ever See
If anyone has noticed, the clean car color style, though still in the majority, is giving way to a trend wherein car owners get to customize their cars by painting images on it, mixing up colors, or using stickers. The same goes with Tesla car owners who are giving their vehicles some stunning updates…
Digital Trends
Sea to Sky Pack is fully waterproof, and can fit in your back pocket
Who says you have to wear a backpack on your back? Certainly not the creators of the Sea to Sky Pack, as their waterproof backpack fits just as well in your back pocket as it does, you know, on your back. It’s the first product to come from a new Portland-based startup appropriately named Pacific Northwest,…
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Hyperloop One reveals nine potential European routes
As part of its globe-spanning ambitions to introduce partial vacuum transportation to the masses, Hyperloop One has added another nine potential routes in Europe. The result of the start up’s Global Challenge, the new routes run through Germany, Estonia to Finland, Spain to Morocco, Corsica…
The leaked NSA report shows 2-factor authentication has a critical weakness: You
So you’ve created a strong password, kept an eye out for sketchy links, and enabled two-factor authentication — what could possibly go wrong? Well, it turns out the answer is “you.”  SEE ALSO: Here’s what we know about alleged NSA leaker Reality Leigh Winner As the leaked NSA report on Russian efforts…
Digital Trends
Liter of Light uses plastic bottles to make lights in developing communities
Don’t just recycle that old plastic bottle — turn it into a lantern. At least, that’s what the folks over at Liter of Light are doing. The organization is helping developing communities the world over create their own light sources using nothing more than old plastic bottles, demonstrating just how far…
PETA’s new formula: deception, manipulation, and fake animal abuse
PETA has hit a breathtaking new low. The animal-rights group has produced a disturbing new video that depicts a cat suffering at the hands of its owner. It’s difficult to watch. It’s also completely fake.  But it looks real; it is a skilled CGI work clearly meant to deceive viewers. Now, PETA is trying…
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Boeing 737 MAX 9 test aircraft to take to the skies over Paris
The Boeing 737 MAX 9 only took to the skies for the first time in April, weeks after its public unveiling in Renton, Washington, and now the stretched version of the MAX 8 passenger plane is off to the Paris Air Show. Joining a 787-10 Dreamliner, the MAX 9 flight test aircraft will take part…
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Woebot uses conversational AI to deliver cognitive behavioural therapy
A new chatbot launched on Tuesday delivers personalised cognitive behavioural therapy to people with mood disorders via Facebook.
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​Blockchain Global uses bitcoin to take 40 percent stake in ASX-listed Digital X
The AU$4.35 million investment sees the competing firm take 40 percent ownership in the publicly traded blockchain business.
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​Kakao invests in robot module firm Luxrobo
Kakao will invest 4 billion won ($3.5 million) in robotics firm Luxrobo, which makes modules with micro operating systems.
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Venture into the unknown with these great sci-fi offerings on Netflix
There’s nothing quite as exciting (or terrifying) as science fiction, which functions as windows into potential, often cataclysmic futures. Over the years, Netflix has amassed quite the collection of content, including hundreds — nay, thousands — of shoddy sci-fi movies that feature poorly-animated hybrids…
Digital Trends
You’ll soon be able to complain to businesses directly via iMessage
Apple injected a lot of fun stuff into iMessage with the release of iOS 10 in 2016, but in the coming days it’ll announce Business Chat for the messaging app, a somewhat drier feature aimed at making it easier for users to connect with businesses. A short post about Business Chat is already showing on…
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Intel teams up with DARPA to make HIVE Big Data platform a reality
The new system will use machine learning and artificial intelligence to boost data handling and analytics.
Popular Mechanics
Micro is the only travel adapter you’ll ever need
Micro is the world’s smallest universal travel adapter which promises to ease your travel experience. The post Micro is the only travel adapter you’ll ever need appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
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MotherBox is a wireless charging solution
A truly wireless future for your electronic devices is at hand with the MotherBox – a device for wireless charging. The post MotherBox is a wireless charging solution appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
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Separating the hype from reality surrounding artificial intelligence
With all the attention Artificial Intelligence (AI) attracts these days, a backlash is inevitable – and could even be constructive. Any technology advancing at a fast pace and with such breathless enthusiasm could use a reality check. But for a corrective to be useful, it must be fair and accurate. The…
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DARPA program to allow for mid-flight multitasking drone missions
DARPA’s unmanned aerial systems (UAS) can be fitted with a wide range of payloads to allow for communications, surveillance, or combat support missions. The problem is, compact UAS can usually only carry one such instrument at a time, and need to land to swap them over. Now, DARPA and BAE Systems…
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Alexa is coming to Amazon Fire tablets today
Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant is rolling out to your Amazon Fire tablet today, allowing you to get similar functionality of the Amazon Echo speaker but on your tablet instead.Alexa is coming to last generation Fire, Fire HD 10 and Fire HD 8 as well as the brand new Fire 7 (2017) and Fire HD 8 (2017)….
Cool Tools
The Big Book of Maker Skills
Chris Hackett is a no-nonsense builder, artist, and hacker with decades of experience making things with found resources. In this dense but visual book he delivers punchy nuggets of advice without a lot of fluff. Just as I like it. His expertise extends from welding, metalworking, glass, electronics,…
Samsung Galaxy J 2017 series goes all out on Exynos, metal
There are murmurs that Samsung is gearing up for an all out mobile SoC war, competing with Qualcomm’s Snapdragons, Apple’s As, Huawei’s Kirin, and everything in between. And it seems that it is equipping even its foot soldiers with its Exynos weapon. Samsung has just unveiled in Europe the 2017 series…
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Mac owners can now guard against accidental damage with AppleCare+ insurance
Apple has quietly introduced a new option for those purchasing a Mac who wish to insure their machine against accidental damage, allowing buyers to elect to pick up AppleCare+ coverage.Previously, it was only possible to get standard AppleCare cover (with no ‘plus’) for Macs, and AppleCare+ was only…
Popular Mechanics
This smart globe takes vacation pics to the next level
This smart globe shows you the entire world – illustrated by your own images. Find out how maker Caroline Buttet built it. The post This smart globe takes vacation pics to the next level appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
Fast Company
What Would People Do With A Basic Income? Let Them Explain In Their Own Words
What would people do with an extra $1,000 a month? As the applications for a new movie about the cash transfer policy show, they’d rebuild their broken American dreams. Filmmakers Deia Schlosberg and Conrad Shaw want to give 20 people $250 a week for two years, and then follow those recipients to see…
Fast Company
The Real Story Behind Elon Musk’s $2.6 Billion Acquisition Of SolarCity And What It Means For Tesla’s Future–Not To Mention The Planet’s
The Tesla CEO’s merger with his cousins’ sustainable-energy company, SolarCity, is totally logical–and hugely risky. With eyes now on the private sector for environmental leadership, can Musk pull off another miracle? Elon Musk stands in the middle of a residential street. It’s shortly before sunset…
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These Mysterious Pure White Redwood Trees Defy the Laws of Nature
California’s endangered redwood trees are some of the most spectacular flora on the planet. They can live for 1,800 years and grow as high as 360 feet. But as awe-inspiring as the average redwood is, there are a handful that really capture the imagination: the albino redwoods. Scattered throughout…
There’s a vending machine selling fake Instagram likes, because this is what we’ve become
This is where humanity has sunk to: a vending machine for fake Instagram likes. If you’re in downtown Moscow, you might want to pick up a few hundred (or thousand) likes to boost your self-esteem, from this machine. SEE ALSO: You can now post your pics on Instagram without the app Russia takes the…
Hey Music Lovers, Try This App and Earn a $25 Credit
No matter how you prefer to listen to music on Windows, you have an awesome solution. If you often work with MP3s and have a huge collection, free music players can do all you need. Of course, many people choose to use a streaming service like Spotify or Google Play Music where you can listen to all…
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Samsung’s health tracking device is one step closer to your heart
Samsung’s S-Patch is one step closer to becoming a consumer product thanks to it receiving FCC approval. The S-Patch is a wearable health tracking device that clips to the user’s chest and contains Samsung’s Bio Processor chip.The chip tracks a range of biometrics including ECG heart monitoring that…
Watergate Pales in Comparison to Trump’s Assault on American Institutions, Says Former Spy Chief
James Clapper, the former Director of National Intelligence, explained to an audience in Australia today precisely how quickly things are unraveling back home. How bad does Clapper think it’s getting? He called Trump’s current scandals worse than Watergate.Read more…
How-To Geek
The Best Streaming Music Services for Any Type of Listener
Back in the days of the iPod, the future of digital music looked like a more convenient, a la carte version of the past: customers could buy single tracks for relatively little money, but the paradigm was still about owning music that you then managed yourself. With the advent of smartphones and always-on…
The Next Web
Humans, not robots, are threatening your next job
Are robots coming to take our jobs? I think so. But there’s something we haven’t talked much, which is how humans are failing to help people to land their next job. How people – HR, Managers, Directors, CEOs – are failing on being more humans in a world with fewer jobs, more automation, and more people….
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Virtual reality tech may make ‘going shopping’ in real life a thing of the past
High street shops are well-established online these days and provide new opportunities for interaction between shop and shopper. Consumers have become accustomed to shopping using a range of devices and the immense popularity of smartphones and mobile devices has led to the rise of mobile or m-retailing,…
Victorinox Makes Swiss Army Knives From Old Coffee Pods
More than 75 million homes have a single-cup brewing machine. They’re convenient, sure, but they also generate an estimated ten times as much waste as traditional coffee makers. Billions of Keurig’s K-Cups, Tassimo […] The post Victorinox Makes Swiss Army Knives From Old Coffee Pods appeared first on…
YouTuber shows why Nvidia’s HDR monitor comparison demo isn’t totally honest
If you’ve got a TV with high dynamic range (HDR), you’ll know that HDR content offered by the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime, YouTube, etc. can look incredible. The display technology, which offers a wider range of vibrant colors, higher contrast, brighter whites, and blacker blacks is making its way…
Your cracked iPhone screen might soon be easier and cheaper to repair
About once a month, someone who’s cracked their iPhone’s screen asks me what to do. And sadly, I have to tell them that repair will be costly; so costly, in fact, that they might be better off selling the broken phone for parts and getting a new one.  But this will soon change. According to a detailed…
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Apple recommends but won’t force two-factor authentication on High Sierra
Although language in an email Apple sent out to MacOS users seemed to suggest that two-factor authentication would become the default security setting for the new version of the operating system, the company has now denied that that’s the case. While it still recommends users make use of the additional…
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Who needs a HomePod when you could have an iPod Hi-Fi with Alexa?
You’d think I’d be right on board with the HomePod, Apple’s Siri-powered speaker coming out later this year. I actually really like Apple Music as a service, and after buying a Google Home six months ago I’ve grown quite fond of talking to a speaker to tell it what song to play. Something with better…
The New Chrome and Safari Will Reshape the Web
Apple and Google are cracking down on obnoxious online ads. And they just might change the way the web works in the process. The post The New Chrome and Safari Will Reshape the Web appeared first on WIRED.
The Chatbot Therapist Will See You Now
Meet your new therapist: a chatbot that runs inside Facebook Messenger. The post The Chatbot Therapist Will See You Now appeared first on WIRED.
Delphi and Transdev to develop global on-demand driverless transportation
 Dance cards are filling up for the coming autonomous driving revolution: The newest partners are Delphi and Transdev, who are joining forces to create an automated, on-demand mobility systems, with a service offering set to make its debut via pilot projects in France, and then to eventually expand eventually…
Popular Mechanics
Tertill – the weed whacking Roomba
The co-creator of dust-busting Roomba has developed a similar solution to rid your garden of weeds. This smart garden assistant is called Tertill. The post Tertill – the weed whacking Roomba appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
X-mini’s new-look speakers come in all shapes and sizes – CNET
The capsule speaker creator returns with a fresh new industrial look for its new range of speakers.
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Type of sugar adds cellular machinery to immune system
Sugars are generally not thought of as health boosters. But a new mouse study out of the Washington University School of Medicine shows that a natural sugar called trehalose can actually arm the immune system with more of the machinery it needs to combat atherosclerosis, a dangerous condition…
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Wikipedians Want to Put Wikipedia on the Dark Web
Wikipedians want to give users the ability to access the world’s most popular encyclopedia in the most secure way possible: On the dark web. Cristian Consonni, Former Vice President of Wikimedia Italy, proposed Monday that Wikipedians should create a dark web version of the site accessible only via…
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LG’s 2017 wafer-thin OLED TV lineup comes with high-end HDR capabilities
LG has been at the forefront of display technology for as long as we can remember. The company showed off what was supposed to be the best televisions on the market, featuring some of its newest tech on board. The company unveiled the new 77/65W7, 77G7, 65/55E7, 65/55C7, and 65/55B7, OLED TVs featuring…
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A Short History of Perpetual Motion Machines
To dream the impossible dreams.
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Green Jobs Are Still The Future Of Work After Trump’s Paris Accord Pullout
And the most innovative companies already know it. This story reflects the views of this author, but not necessarily the editorial position of Fast Company.Read Full Story
Enlight 1.3 review: Editing your photos on an iPad is as easy and tap and drag
If you’re a committed photographer, you probably use a powerful tool such as Adobe’s Lightroom or Photoshop to work with your pictures. But not everyone needs apps like this, which have steep learning curves, and not everyone shoots enough photos to spend the time and money for this type of tool.Most…
Walmart testing 24-hour, drive-up kiosk for online order collection
Back in March, Amazon announced AmazonFresh Pickup, a grocery service that lets Prime members drive to a pickup location so their online orders can be loaded straight into their vehicle. Now, Wallmart is testing a similar concept in Oklahoma City that uses a huge, automated kiosk.
25% off Logitech K780 Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard for Computer, Phone & Tablet – Deal Alert
Rewrite the rules of desktop typing. Logitech’s K780 is the type-on-everything keyboard with full-size keys and a convenient number pad. Enjoy quiet, comfortable typing, on your Windows PC or Mac, and switch typing to your phone or tablet at the touch of a button. An integrated rubber stand holds your…
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HP embraces VR with Omen X Compact Desktop, adds external graphics dock solution
The company’s backpack PC for virtual reality will finally reach consumers, while the Omen by HP Accelerator is a Thunderbolt 3-based housing for a graphics card to boost the gaming power of your laptop.
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Hyperloop One: These nine new routes could bring 680mph maglev travel to millions
Europe dreams of Hyperloop One connections that could drastically cut transit times.
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Short of iPhone space? iOS 11 can auto-delete unused apps but keep the data
Apple has an answer in iOS 11 for infrequently used apps that take up scarce storage space.
Your Car’s Tires Could Soon Know When Roads Are Wet and Slippery Before You Do
Some road hazards are easy for drivers to spot and avoid, like a cavernous pothole, but others aren’t so easy to see. A wet road, or one covered in ice, can often be invisible to drivers, who don’t realize they need to slow down. But it turns out a car’s rubber tires provide all the clues necessary…
Sorry goldfish, looks like the jellyfish is here to upstage you
The JellyTank is an aquarium designed especially for jellyfish, respecting their need for a specific habitat and introducing LED lights to add style. Read more…More about Animals, Animals Wildlife Nature Colony Magellanic, Innovation, Home Interior, and Real Time
Trump Nominates Lawyer To Lead FBI
President Donald Trump announced via Twitter on Wednesday that he has chosen a new FBI director. Trump says he’s nominating Christopher A. Wray for the position. He described Wray as “a man of impeccable credentials.” From a report: Donald Trump says he is nominating lawyer Christopher A Wray who served…
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Alexa can now alert you to local supermarket sales
Ever wonder how late your local supermarket stays open on Saturdays? What about the coffee shop down the street, or the Italian joint around the corner? If you have a Google Home or Amazon Echo within shouting distance, finding out is now as easy as invoking Retale Go, a voice-activated assistant that…
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The Museum of Modern Art is currently streaming a game that plays itself on Twitch
The Museum of Modern Art in New York City is hosting the first US-based solo exhibit from artist Ian Cheng: a live simulation known as the “Emissary trilogy.” In addition to the physical installation, the museum is also streaming “unique versions that exist online only” via Twitch. The second piece,…
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Estonia’s ex-president now wants the rest of the world to become digital nations too
As a devoted advocate for better digital policies within the EU, Estonia is currently one of the world’s leading countries when it comes to providing government services online. Many of its digital initiatives — such as the e-residency, online voting and tech-minded education — were implemented or refined during Toomas…
The New Mars Rover Concept Looks Like a Damned Batmobile
What’s that saying? Aim for the Moon, so even if you fail you land among the stars? I think someone might be taking some inspiration from that old mantra. This Saturday new Martian […] The post The New Mars Rover Concept Looks Like a Damned Batmobile appeared first on
Trump’s blocking people on Twitter, and some think it’s a First Amendment issue
Twitter users block others on the service all the time, in some cases because they are abusive and sometimes just because they’re irritating. But is it different if the user doing the blocking happens to be the president of the United States? The Knight First Amendment Institute says it is different,…
Upbeat gets $1.5M to create a data science-driven alternative to PR agencies
 Out of all the how-to guides ever written about pitching journalists, I’ve never seen one address the truth—that most are simply too busy trying not to get murdered by their inboxes to even open emails. Upbeat wants to use data science to create PR pitches that don’t automatically end up in the Trash…
Sesame Workshop and IBM team up to test a new A.I.-powered teaching method
 Can A.I. help build better educational apps for kids? That’s a question Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind the popular children’s TV program “Sesame Street” and others, aims to answer. The company has teamed up with IBM to create the first vocabulary learning app powered by IBM’s A.I.,…
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PicsArt users can now sticker up before even taking the shot with latest update
Photo apps love stickers, well, the way a toddler loves actual stickers — and popular mobile photo editor PicsArt is adding a new way to sticker. On Monday, June 5, PicsArt launched live stickers that can be placed in the live camera mode before users take the shot. The latest update allows users to…
Washington DC Bar Will Give Everyone a Free Drink Every Time Trump Tweets About Comey
Tomorrow morning, former FBI Director James Comey will testify to Congress about President Trump and his shenanigans with Russia. It’s going to be carried live on every TV station. But if you’re in Washington DC, you might think about swinging by the Union Pub. It’s opening early and they’re giving away…
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We Are Programmed to Die Early, and That’s a Good Thing
Since the late 19th century, evolutionary biologists have assumed that natural selection favors individuals with long lifespans. It makes some intuitive sense: the longer you live, the more time you have to get busy making babies, maximizing your reproductive potential. As for what determines an individual…
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You can wirelessly charge your smartphone anywhere with Mophie’s new magnetic battery pack
Mophie’s charge force cases have been known for making it easier for people to wirelessly charge their phones at their desk or in the car using magnetic mounts. But now you’ll be able to wirelessly charge your smartphone anywhere you want, thanks to the new charge force powerstation mini. The portable…
You can draw electrical wires with this cheap conductive paint
Bare Conductive is small studio in London that makes conductive viscous black paint. It’s carbon-based, which makes it quite affordable to experiment with. The studio has seen a growing community use its paint to make a variety of surfaces come to life. Their favorite? An artist used it to turn his…
Humans can help AI learn games more quickly
Google taught DeepMind to play Atari games all on its own, but letting humans help may be faster, according to researchers from Microsoft and Germany. They invited folks of varying skills to play five Atari 2600 titles: Ms. Pac-Man, Space Invaders, V…
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Android Auto finally gets Waze integration—in beta, at least
Google owns Waze, a popular car navigation app with crowd-sourced traffic data. Google also owns Android Auto, an in-car Android interface that makes it safe and easy to use apps in the car. You would think Waze would have ended up on Android…
This Chrome Extension Makes Gmail Insanely Productive
If you are looking for an easier way to connect your emails or your to-dos to your calendar, then look no further than Handle for Gmail. This extension for Google Chrome will boost your productivity with tools that are completely linked. You can save time, get things done, and never forget an important…
Shopify’s Kit virtual shop assistant is now free for all merchants
 Shopify is taking Kit, the virtual assistant it acquired last year and making it free to all members on its platform, as a basic part of their merchant services. That’s a big deal for the previously premium service, both in terms of how far it can reach, and in terms of what it can do for Shopify’s…
The next big ‘Grand Theft Auto Online’ update gets trailer and release date
Grand Theft Auto Online gets into the business of illegal weaponry with its newest update: Gunrunning. GTA Online’s Gunrunning update will allow entrepreneurial players to establish themselves in the world of gunrunning by building bunkers to research and manufacture illegal guns and other weapons…
We’re McLosing it over this very chill McDonald’s dessert invention
Don’t freak out now, but a genius teen discovered a new creative way to satisfy your fast food sugar cravings. The creation is a DIY McDonald’s ice cream sandwich made with the fast food giant’s existing dessert menu items. The mastermind behind the recipe uploaded photos of his invention to Twitter….
Scientists Weigh a Star Using Gravity, Proving Einstein Wrong by Proving Him Right
Albert Einstein’s theory of gravity, called general relativity, is probably the best physics theory ever formulated. It just keeps working, often for things Einstein himself didn’t believe, like the accelerating expansion of the universe. Scientists only just proved some of its crazy predictions, like…
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Astronomers saw one star warp another’s light in a way that Einstein thought we’d never see
For the first time ever, astronomers have seen a distant star warp the light of another star, making it seem as though the object changed its position in the sky. It’s a huge discovery — since even Albert Einstein didn’t think such a thing would be possible to observe. Now that we’ve proved Einstein…
Dazzling Photos Let You Orbit Earth Aboard the Space Station
Astronaut Tim Peake traveled into space and got addicted to photography. The post Dazzling Photos Let You Orbit Earth Aboard the Space Station appeared first on WIRED.
My Creepy Quest to Save Humanity from Robocar Commuting
I spend a day in my driveway looking for answers. The post My Creepy Quest to Save Humanity from Robocar Commuting appeared first on WIRED.
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Airbnb finally has a solution for its pledge to host 100,000 refugees
Airbnb has a history of proactively working with its hosts to offer temporary housing in order to help those displaced by crisis. When Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast in 2012, it created the Disaster Response Tool. Earlier this year, the company offered free housing to those in limbo due to Trump’s…
Train for the resistance like Ruth Bader Ginsburg
For Ruth Bader Ginsburg, training for the resistance requires a resistance band. Supreme Court Justice and fitness icon Ginsburg is the subject of an upcoming exercise manual co-authored by none other than her personal trainer Bryant Johnson. SEE ALSO: This is what you need to do at the gym to keep…
Ariana Grande releases new album and singles to benefit Manchester victims
Following her One Love Manchester benefit concert on Sunday, Ariana Grande just released two singles and an album to help raise even more money for the victims and families impacted by the deadly attack at her UK concert in May. The new album, also titled One Love Manchester, features the 39 songs performed…
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Apple’s Core Bluetooth brings constant glucose monitoring to Apple Watch
Apple announced at WWDC 2017 that the Apple Watch is running Core Bluetooth, meaning that it will be able to communicate more easily with low energy Bluetooth devices.These are often devices with specialist capabilities that far outstrip standard fitness tracking. It’s exciting news and we’ve done some…
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Build plate stack feeds 3D printer for continuous printing possibilities
Just last week, Stephan Schürmann launched the BlackBelt on Kickstarter, a 3D printer that catered for continuous printing thanks to a carbon fiber conveyor belt instead of the usual print bed. Now Korea’s Opencreators has also kicked off a crowdfunding campaign for a 3D printing system that…
A giant new first for iPhone 8
The iPhone 8 is coming with a couple other Apple smartphones this year, and they’re all tipped coming at the same time. Release dates for two of the devices wont be all that different from previous years of iPhone drops – they’ll be called iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus most likely. The third will be what’s…
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The NSA Says It Has to Spy on You to Find Out If It’s Spying On You
The lovely catch 22 of living in the age of mass surveillance is that the NSA isn’t even sure when it’s illegally spying on you. To determine whether its activities are illegal, the NSA would have to conduct additional, also illegal surveillance. And so Americans are being illegally spied on, but no…
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Why Amazon Keeps Pissing Off Indian People
Here are some of the items sold on Amazon that have pissed off Indians this year: an Indian flag doormat and flip-flops, a skateboard with the Hindu god Ganesh, and an ashtray in which the actual tray juts out of a naked woman like a bowl-shaped vagina. In most of these cases Amazon, which has gained…
Today’s Best Deals: SanDisk Flash Storage, Mechanics Tool Sets, Motion-Sensing Night Lights, and More
A huge SanDisk flash storage sale, OxyLED’s newest night lights, and DEWALT mechanics tool sets lead off Wednesday’s best deals from around the web. Read more…
Facebook inserts itself into politics with new tools that help elected officials reach constituents
 Facebook this year has launched a number of features that make it easier for people to reach their government representatives on its social network, including “Town Hall,” and related integrations with News Feed, as well as ways to share reps’ contact info in your own posts. Today, the company is expanding…
Apple’s AR strength is making it available to everyone
Apple is finally getting serious about augmented reality. Amid iOS improvements and new hardware announcements at this year’s WWDC, Cook & Co. also launched ARKit, the company’s first-ever stab at an augmented reality platform. Since ARKit is bak…
You’ll never have to ask your friends for their Wi-Fi passwords again with iOS 11
The days of awkwardly asking your friends for their Wi-Fi passwords every time you visit are finally coming to a close. Or at least they are for anyone with an iPhone running iOS 11. When Apple announced its new OS, iOS 11, at WWDC earlier this week, the company demoed several new features including…
Silicon Valley’s fake disruptors have nothing on Chet Kanojia
You don’t threaten entire industries without making some enemies—or spending some time in court. That’s a lesson Chet Kanojia has lived and learned.  A few years ago, Kanojia took on some of the biggest media companies in the U.S. with his streaming TV startup Aereo. Well before the recent explosion…
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Frontier laid off state Senate president after broadband vote it didn’t like
Enlarge / West Virginia State Senate President Mitch Carmichael, a former Frontier employee. (credit: Mitch Carmichael) Broadband provider Frontier Communications recently laid off the West Virginia state Senate president after a vote the company didn’t like—and yes, you read that correctly. West…
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After Years of Silence, We Finally Know More About the SR-71 Blackbird’s Successor
Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Development Programs, or Skunk Works, discussed the future of the SR-72, a Mach 6 strike and reconnaissance aircraft.
Apple will share its secret iPhone screen-repair machines – CNET
Four hundred authorized third-party repair centers in 25 countries are reportedly slated to get Apple’s proprietary Horizon Machines.
Honda to auction off first Civic Type R for kids with cancer – Roadshow
If that doesn’t warm your ice-cold heart, I don’t know what will.
Autonomous Cars Tackle Antenna Glut
How many antennas does it take to screw autonomy into a car? In the emerging era of highly automated vehicles, as many as 18 antennas “are needed to power the next-generation connected car,” according to antenna supplier Taoglas.
Bosch and TomTom map roads with radar for autonomous vehicles
Bosch and TomTom have come together to create high-resolution road maps based on radar signals. The product of the two companies’ collaboration, a system called “radar road signature,” is a move towards automated driving.
Top tech firms sign open letter pledging to support the Paris Agreement
Donald Trump may have turned his back on the Paris Climate Agreement, but a huge number of tech firms, including Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon, have signed an open letter pledging their support for climate action that meets the targets set out by the accord.
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Samsung Bixby speaker: Rumors and news
Not to be outdone by Apple’s Siri-powered HomePod, Samsung is reportedly developing an AI-equipped smart speaker of its own. According to the Korea Herald, the Seoul, Korea-based electronics giant’s upcoming, unannounced device will tap Bixby, Samsung’s omniscient digital assistant, to respond to questions…
Edward Snowden On Trump Administration’s Recent Arrest of an Alleged Journalistic Source
Snowden writes: Winner is accused of serving as a journalistic source for a leading American news outlet about a matter of critical public importance. For this act, she has been charged with violating the Espionage Act — a World War I era law meant for spies — which explicitly forbids the jury from…
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Maker Update: Hakko FX-901 cordless soldering iron
This week in Maker Update, a zoetrope and a fidget spinner make a baby, an SLS printer from Formlabs, a Raspberry Pi weather chamber, component carnage, and a tiny OLED Pi screen. Our featured Cool Tool is the Hakko FX-901 cordless soldering iron. This is the Hakko FX-901 portable soldering iron….
Prolong your clothes with this gentle washer that doesn’t use electricity
‘Gentlewasher’ is a portable laundry unit that wash loads with less water than a traditional unit and no electricity.  Read more…More about Mashable Video, Water, Portable, Clothes, and Environmental
Get your general election facts — the REAL facts — right here
Erroneous claims. Numbers that don’t add up. Fake news. Dubious facts.  This is what we the public must deal with in the run-up to elections. And just because the UK General Election on Thursday came up by surprise, doesn’t mean that the political parties haven’t had plenty of time to make their claims….
Best Buy offering small deals on new iPads, MacBooks – CNET
Deals on just-released Apple products are hard to come by, but Best Buy is trying to entice customers with gift-card offers.
Delphi, Transdev to flood roads with self-driving shuttle pods – Roadshow
The two companies are working on pilot programs that they hope will one day offer services to commuters around the world.
Watch a blue fireball crackle along electric power lines – CNET
An unusual video shows an angry blue fireball humming along a utility line during a storm.
Welcome Aboard, Pilot: A History of Mecha
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How to Change Google Assistant to Typing Instead of Voice By Default
Google Assistant is designed to be a conversational voice assistant, but sometimes it’s not socially acceptable to talk to your phone. If you’d rather type your requests to Assistant, you can make that the default instead.Click Here to Continue Reading
A Gigantic Six-Foot-Wide Water Balloon Will Instantly Drown Your Victim
If the internet has taught us anything, it’s that everything is cooler in slow motion, and bigger is always better. So if you’re going to the trouble of making a monstrous water balloon measuring six feet across, you better make sure you get some awesome high-speed footage when the whole thing goes kaboom.Read…
7 Places Where You Can Find Beautiful Presentation Templates Fast
It’s easy to throw together a talk without slides. But a good presentation needs time and care. You must create slides that are as engaging as your content and save the audience from boredom. Thankfully, attractive presentation templates take some of the pressure off. Some research has shown that presentation…
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Airbnb is standardizing the check-in process to make it way less confusing
Everyone who’s booked on a stay on Airbnb likely has a check-in horror story: that one apartment nestled deep inside a confusing, labyrinthian complex, accessible by way of a hard-to-find lock box hidden inside a tall row of shrubbery with a key code buried in an email message you’re having trouble finding….
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Drug coupons are costing us billions: Lawmakers seek end to slimy scheme
Enlarge (credit: jridgewayphotography) When Mylan’s CEO, Heather Bresch, appeared before lawmakers last September to explain the skyscraping price of life-saving EpiPens, she touted coupons that would cut out-of-pocket costs for customers rather than plans to lower prices. Executives for Turing…
Reedsy now lets you print your book on Blurb in no time
 Reedsy provides everything you need to turn your first draft into a book. And it turns out that ebooks aren’t overtaking good old paper books just yet. Reedsy partnered with Blurb so that you can send your finished book to Blurb, get it printed and sell it online. At heart, Reedsy remains a marketplace…
Now Trump wants solar panels to pay for the border wall
Remember that time the American President insisted he’d get a wall built along the entire Mexican border, and then, have Mexico pay for it? Now, Donald “The Art of the Deal” Trump is telling people he might want to attach a bunch of solar panels to the wall, which would pay for said wall. Trump reportedly…
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The Twitter presidency is getting old, according to a new voter survey
Enlarge (credit: Twitter) There’s at least one definition of President Donald Trump that we can all agree on—he’s the tweeting president. Unlike his predecessor, Trump has provided the public with an unfiltered look at the chief executive’s immediate thoughts, inventing a new word along the way….
Parkour pro takes on huge, crazy course that would surely break our legs
Tianmen Mountain in China has the ultimate parkour course, and it’s not for the faint of heart. Brave YouTuber Calen Chan took on what he claims is the “World’s Largest Parkour Course” with a GoPro camera in his mouth to capture the run that he says spanned about three football fields long. Along…
You Can’t Miss These Deals From Amazon Today [US/CA]
Today, you can save on all kinds of Sandisk devices, Netgear goodies, eBooks, and much more. US Deals Sandisk Devices SanDisk iXpand (MFI) 64 GB USB Flash Drive for iPhone and iPad SanDisk iXpand (MFI) 64 GB USB Flash Drive for iPhone and iPad Free up space on your iPhone and automatically back up your…
The Best iOS 11 Features You Probably Haven’t Heard of Yet
Earlier this week Apple showed off iOS 11, the next iteration of the iPhone and iPad operating system that’s coming later this Fall, but lengthy as its WWDC keynote was, there was nowhere near enough time to mention all of the neat features coming down the iOS pipe. We’ve got the beta up and running—here…
HomeKit in iOS 11: Sprinklers & faucets, QR code & NFC setup, improved latency, software authentication & more
During the third day of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, the company shared the latest updates coming to its HomeKit home automation platform. Among the updates, Apple is introducing new product type categories, a much easier setup process for accessories, improved latency, software authentication…
Brandwatch is the first to add Reddit data to its social listening suite
EXCLUSIVE: Social listening tools have been around for some time. Of course, that doesn’t stop a third of the world’s biggest brands from ignoring your social media-based complaints entirely. But for the 66 percent that do care enough to hear what you have to say, social listening tools can help them…
Shopify makes virtual employee bot free for merchants
Shopify today made its Kit bot free for all merchants to use, enabling them to do things like make Facebook ads, email customers, or start marketing campaigns. Prior to Kit being available for free as part of the Shopify experience, merchants were asked to pay $10 (standard) or $25 (premium) per month…
Tor Browser 7.0 arrives with multiprocess mode, content sandbox, and Unix domain sockets
The Tor Project today released the first stable release of Tor Browser 7.0 (the previous version was 6.5.2). You can download the latest version, which includes many security and performance improvements, from the project page and the distribution directory. Tor offers anonymous communication by directing…
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Check out the star-studded lineup for the inaugural E3 Coliseum
E3 2017 is almost upon us, and it marks the first year that the annual gaming expo will be fully open to the public. To celebrate the fan-centric E3, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), as previously announced, will hold E3 Coliseum, a two-day event at The Novo in Los Angeles where creators…
The best movies on Netflix today
Today we’re going to run down a list of the most watchable and re-watchable movies on Netflix for June of 2017. To make this list, we’ve gone over the films we’ve watched over the past few months and compared them to a wide variety of top movie lists across the most excellent publications available today….
Find out how best to invest in sustainable causes in our next #BizChats
Investments can have a conscience too.  Investing in causes that do good in the world could be the best way for you to make money whilst contributing towards a sustainable future. There are a wealth of initiatives worldwide dedicated to the betterment of the lives of others and of the planet we all…
Proposed Trump Budget Would Kill Program That Monitors Debilitating Solar Storms
The idea that a huge solar storm could wreak havoc here on Earth isn’t just a sci-fi plot, it’s a situation that countries and power grids around the world actively prepare for. But the Trump Administration’s latest 2017 budget proposal would completely eliminate the program that keeps the continental…
What the hell is happening to cryptocurrency valuations?
 The total market cap for all cryptocurrencies just surpassed $100 billion. The vast majority of these gains have come in just the last few months — on April 1st the total market cap was just over $25 billion — representing a 300 percent increase in value in just over 60 days. Read More
Fisker teases $130,000 EMotion EV that looks like a sea monster – Roadshow
Nitpickers, prepare to freak out over a slightly off-center badge.
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iOS 11’s new volume indicator is the biggest tiny change no one’s talking about
Apple revealed iOS 11 at its Worldwide Developers Conference this week, and with it, a welcome array of fixes to annoying iPhone problems. Offload Unused Apps will automatically remove little-used apps to free up space on your phone. Maps has added improvements for when you’re driving, like lane guidance,…
iOS 11 will finally put a stop to apps tracking you when you’re not using them
Sick of apps tracking your every move? Apple’s highly anticipated iOS 11 will hopefully give you some much needed peace of mind. At the company’s WWDC keynote on Monday, Tim Cook and team showed off a trove of new and updated devices, and gave the world a sneak peek at the wonders of its new mobile…
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Apple reportedly adds simple Wi-Fi sharing in iOS 11
Sharing the Wi-Fi password when a friend comes over is one of the minor trials of modern life. After all, your devices are all already configured, so why should you have the exact alphanumeric string of random capitals memorized to hand out at the drop of a hat? Stop digging behind your couch for a…
How to Pick the Best Amazon Echo Speaker for You
If you have any interest in the smart home scene, you’ve surely heard of the Amazon Echo devices. Once laughed at as a gimmick, Alexa now powers a growing number of devices that can make your home a smart home. We’ve previously looked at the differences between Echo devices, but a lot has changed since…
Here are the most well-designed apps of 2017, as picked by Apple
 Each year since 1997, Apple has picked a handful of apps that it felt were amongst the best made on its platforms. The apps that best captured or represented the capabilities of a particular device (this year meaning an iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch or all of the above) — or the ones that were just…
tvOS 11 brings Home Screen Sync and automatic dark mode switching to Apple TV
While tvOS 11 didn’t see stage time at the WWDC keynote on Monday, there are two new features that you can try now in the tvOS 11 developer beta: Home Screen Sync and automatic appearance switching. Home Screen Sync is especially welcome for homes with multiple Apple TVs, and appearance switching handles…
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Capitalism Will Ruin Other Planets After It Ruins Earth
Some left-wing thinkers think that the galaxy will eventually be in danger of being destroyed by capitalism. At last week’s Left Forum Conference in Manhattan, a NASA researcher suggested that the drive to explore exoplanets and mine asteroids has been bred primarily out of a need to feed the beast…
Nintendo’s theme park is coming along nicely
Nintendo’s Universal theme park is progressing slowly but surely, and it looks like it’s going to be amazing. A fan of Universal Studios Japan tweeted out a handful of photos of a Super Mario-themed set piece from the theme park in Osaka Tueday, giving the world its first glimpse at what the upcoming…
IBM turns to artificial intelligence to solve poverty, hunger, and illiteracy
IBM is channeling its science and tech expertise into tackling some of the world’s biggest problems. On Wednesday, the tech giant announced the launch of Science for Social Good, a new program that partners IBM researchers with postdoctoral academic fellows and nonprofits to take on societal issues…
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Taking a page from automakers, NASA builds a Mars Rover concept vehicle
When automakers want the public to get excited about the future, they build concept cars. Now NASA is proving that idea works not only for next year’s sedans and SUVs, but for Mars exploration as well. NASA’s Mars Rover concept won’t actually turn a wheel on the Red Planet, but its eye-catching design…
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Deep-learning AI can predict if someone will die in the next 5 years
This AI will tell people when they’re likely to die — and that’s a good thing. That’s because scientists from the University of Adelaide in Australia have used deep learning technology to analyze the computerized tomography (CT) scans of patient organs, in what could one day serve as an early warning…
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The next iOS camera will be able to read QR codes natively
iOS 11 is gaining a number of new features including built-in filters and Live Photo edits, but developers have noticed another feature — an integrated QR or Quick Read code scanner. QR codes are unique graphics that link to a website or other information source, including such data as contact details…
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Samsung’s Bixby assistant can now pull key phrases from your commands
Repeating the same lengthy, convoluted command to a voice assistant over and over again becomes annoying pretty quickly — especially if it’s something basic. Luckily, Samsung knows your pain, and has the solution: Shortcuts. On Wednesday, some Galaxy S8 units received an update with support for “short…
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ZTE Quartz smartwatch review: An inexpensive Android Wear watch with one glaring issue
ZTE is known for selling inexpensive — yet capable — smartphones. Now, the company is trying to bring that approach to smartwatches.
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2017 Apple Design Award Winners Announced: Severed, Things 3, Mushroom 11, Enlight and More
Each year, Apple chooses a selection of exceptional apps and games that are given the company’s coveted Apple Design Award to honor design and innovation. The 2017 design winners include popular titles like Severed, Enlight, Things 3, and Old Man’s Journey. Games: – Mushroom 11 [Direct Link] …
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Twitch gives up-and-coming-streamers a cut of game sales
There’s an additional avenue for non-Partnered Twitch streamers to make money. Now, in addition to earning money via Bits, Affiliate streamers can earn a five percent revenue share when viewers buy the game they’re streaming, directly from their channel. “All Affiliates are automatically enabled to start…
Facebook will share anonymized location data with disaster relief organizations
 A new initiative from Facebook will provide aid organizations with location data for users in affected areas, such as where people are marking themselves safe and from where they are fleeing. It shows the immense potential of this kind of fine-grained tracking, but inescapably resurfaces questions of…
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MIT’s Robot Furniture Can Rearrange Apartments With a Simple Command
Transform your bedroom, office, or living room without lifting a finger.
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Get This Neat Heads-Up Display and Stop Distracted Driving
The HUDWAY Glass is just $49.95.
US Intelligence Chiefs Won’t Say If Trump Asked Them to Interfere With FBI’s Russia Probe
In the first half of a public hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, the nation’s top intelligence officials refused to address allegations that President Donald Trump had asked them to publicly downplay the FBI’s investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia.Read more…
This AI-Powered Web App Turns Your Doodle Into Nightmare Fuel
A couple of years ago, Ikea did something pretty cool. They turned a bunch of kids’ drawings into a line of cuddly stuffed monsters that they sold in their stores. Now you can […] The post This AI-Powered Web App Turns Your Doodle Into Nightmare Fuel appeared first on
Life Hack: Here’s how you can get the best tech for less
eBay’s Refurbished Tech Hub could save you up to 50% on devices compared to buying new.    We all want the best tech for our buck, but that doesn’t have to mean big prices. Some of the most desirable tech gadgets on the market come close to a £1000 price tag, which can be an issue if you’re on a budget….
How to be smarter than smart tech
The digital age has made smart technology pervasive: You keep your devices by your side as they entertain, assist, and help you live your best life. With each generation of smartphone or new laptop model, there’s more to do, learn, and explore than ever before. But it’s time to get smarter about the…
Astronomers prove Einstein right: Stars can warp light
In a new study published today in Science, researchers achieved a rare event — simultaneously proving Albert Einstein both right and wrong. The scientists were able to confirm one of Einstein’s theories, something even he wasn’t sure would be possib…
Scientists Are Now Using AI to Predict Autism in Infants
Despite all the headway that science has made in understanding autism in recent years, knowing which children will one day develop autism is still almost impossible to predict. Children diagnosed with autism appear to behave normally until around two, and until then there is often no indication that…
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GOG Summer Sale slashes prices on hundreds of games by up to 90 percent
As much as many gamers look forward to Steam’s big sales, GOG’s can be just as intriguing. Its latest Summer Sale has slashed prices on a huge catalog of titles, from contemporary role-playing games like The Witcher III: Wild Hunt, to classics strategies like Dungeon Keeper and a mix of everything in…
US Route 33 to test V2I tech
 When you think of central Ohio, you might not think “hotbed of innovation.” But you’re going to want to rethink that. This summer, a 35-mile stretch of U.S. Route 33 outside of Marysville, Ohio, will be wired to test vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) communications. Read More
Amazon Imagines a Future of Infinite Computing Power
Amazon’s Alexa heads for a future that looks a lot like the Starship Enterprise. The post Amazon Imagines a Future of Infinite Computing Power appeared first on WIRED.
Lysol wipes can clean up anything – even your attitude
This woman told us she can’t hate on these wipes – but does she hate on everything else?  Internet Comment Theater is a Mashable original series that takes the internet’s weirdest comments and reviews and brings them to life. Read more…More about Internet Comment Theater, Lysol, and Entertainment…
Uber exec is out after violating rider’s privacy
 A top Uber executive has been fired after obtaining medical records of a female passenger who was raped during a ride in India. The Uber executive at the center of the report, Eric Alexander, served as the company’s president of business in Asia Pacific. Read More
How Apple reinvigorated its AI aspirations in under a year
At its WWDC 2017 keynote on Monday, Apple showed off the fruits of its AI research labors. We saw a Siri assistant that’s smart enough to interpret your intentions, an updated Metal 2 graphics suite designed for machine learning and a Photos app that…
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Geek Trivia: Which Of These Men Is Considered The Father Of Public Relations?
Which Of These Men Is Considered The Father Of Public Relations? Earl Newsom Milton Fairman Edward Bernays John HillThink you know the answer?
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These Pine Trees Always Point Toward the Equator, But Why?
In a world of upright trees, one species dares to be different. Cook pines, a type of tall, slim evergreen native to a remote island in the South Pacific, at first glance appear to be falling over. Many tilt precariously to the side as if caught in a heavy wind, though no breeze ruffles their foliage…. – latest science and technology news stories
Variable speed limits could reduce crashes, ease congestion in highway work zones
As the summer months approach, most people turn to thoughts of sunshine, outdoor barbecues and destination trips. Yet travelers often are greeted by detours, lane closures and delays for road repairs that generally are reserved for warmer weather. Researchers at the University of Missouri have studied… – latest science and technology news stories
Is ‘doing good’ bad for a company’s bottom line? Yes, says study
Companies that try to “do good” are likely to find that Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is bad for their bottom lines, according to a new study from Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business.
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How neurons use crowdsourcing to make decisions
When many individual neurons collect data, how do they reach a unanimous decision? New research from a collective computation group suggests a two-phase process.
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Is white or whole wheat bread ‘healthier?’ Depends on the person
Despite many studies looking at which bread is the healthiest, it is still not clear what effect bread and differences among bread types have on clinically relevant parameters and on the microbiome. Researchers report the results of a comprehensive, randomized trial in 20 healthy subjects comparing differences…
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Does the sex of a cell matter in research?
Scientists who study obesity, diabetes or other metabolic diseases can now better account for inherent sex differences in research, explains a new report. – latest science and technology news stories
Sweden’s Museum of Failure celebrates products that flopped
Green Heinz ketchup? Fat-free Pringles? Colgate frozen lasagna? You don’t need to be an expert to know these products weren’t successful.
GEOINT could help revolutionize logistics, top general says
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Geospatial intelligence could help revolutionize logistics, the head of U.S. Transportation Command said Tuesday. Speaking at the annual GEOINT Symposium hosted by the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation, Air Force Gen. Darren McDew said satellite imaging and tracking capabilities…
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Yeast Study Examines How Cells Respond and Adapt to Heat Stress
A University of Arkansas biologist is studying heat-stress response in yeast to help determine the role of protein acetylation in cells all content
Flash Physics: CERN’s high-school interns, more female engineers manage, exoplanet twins are nearly identical
Today’s selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics
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Scientists have a fascinating new way to determine the age of skeletal remains
Health Sinuses could give forensic anthropologists a hand. Forensic scientists have uncovered an X-ray technique to age skulls, even if they no longer have teeth or skeletons attached. Read on. – latest science and technology news stories
Newly discovered enzyme complexes in herbivore digestive tracts show promise for sustainable fuels and medicines
Herbivore gut fungi hold a lot of promise. Just ask Michelle O’Malley.
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The rise of political apathy in two charts
In turbulent times, voting should seem even more important — but in Europe, turnouts are lower than ever.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22106 – latest science and technology news stories
Texas governor signs texting-while-driving ban into law
Texting while driving will soon be illegal in Texas.
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A new study offers a cautionary tale for using the widely hyped gene-editing tool CRISPR on people.
Credit: Ramon Andrade 3DCiencia/Science Photo Library/Getty ImagesThe gene-editing technology known as CRISPR has only been around for five years, but it’s already generated enough hype and controversy to last a lifetime. Compared to other gene-editing techniques, CRISPR is so fast,…
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Large asteroids may be lurking undiscovered within a meteoroid stream whose particles are hitting Earth, and scientists are urging a concentrated search for them.
Credit: ThinkstockEarth may be threatened by a newly discovered branch of a stream of meteoroids, increasing the risk that the planet will be struck by a meteoroid or asteroid.   A team of astronomers from the Czech Academy of Sciences announced the findings on Tuesday after studying…
SpaceX will launch next secret X-37 Air Force mission
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — The Air Force is preparing to launch its secret X-37B spaceplane aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket later this year, the service said June 6. It will be the first time Elon Musk’s company will carry the X-37 into orbit, and is possibly the biggest national security launch SpaceX has… – latest science and technology news stories
Impact of protective bacteria linked to infection route, study finds
The benefits of protective bacteria – which safeguard organisms from further disease without causing harm – depend on how subsequent infections enter the body, a study of fruit flies has shown.
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China just flew a 130-foot, solar-powered drone designed to stay in the air for months
From Our Blogs: Eastern Arsenal The CH-T4 has already set a national flight record. China’s enormous solar powered drone set a national flight record, reaching an altitude of over 20,000 meters, and can stay airborne for months.
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The first known fossilized skin of a Tyrannosaurus rex shows that the dinosaur’s skin was tough and scaly.
Credit: Peter Larson, Black Hills InstituteThe first known fossilized skin impressions for Tyrannosaurus rex suggest that this gigantic carnivore, unlike many other dinosaurs, had little to no feathers.    The fossils, reported in the journal Biology Letters, show that T. rex was…
New law and space agency to support Luxembourg’s space resources ambitions
NEW YORK — The government of Luxembourg expects to soon have in place both a new national space law and a national space agency, two key steps in the small European country’s outsized contribution to the development of a space resources industry. In presentations at an event here June 5, government…
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What makes a movement feel strenuous?
Scientists have determined which characteristics of an arm movement influence the subjective effort associated with this movement. They found that duration, biomechanics and force had an influence on the effort, while movement amplitudes had no effect. Their results shed light on a postulated link between…
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New pediatric protocol reduces missed sepsis diagnoses by 76 percent
An electronic sepsis alert using a combination of vital signs, risk factors and physician judgment to identify children in a pediatric emergency department with severe sepsis reduced missed diagnoses by 76 percent.
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DARPA, BAE partner on multirole unmanned aerial systems
Washington (UPI) Jun 5, 2017 The Defense of Defense’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is partnering with BAE Systems to develop a new line of multi-role unmanned aerial systems.They are designed to be modular and able to mount different sensor, radio-frequency, and weapons packages. …
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CU Boulder researchers explain mystery of ‘banging’ galaxy clusters
Boulder CO (SPX) Jun 07, 2017 Two galaxy clusters in the process of merging created a layer of surprisingly hot gas between them that University of Colorado Boulder astronomers believe is from turbulence caused by banging into each other at supersonic speeds. The two clusters, which are coming…
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Roscosmos Says Cooperation With NASA Unaffected by ‘Political Outbursts’
Beijing (Sputnik) Jun 07, 2017 Sergey Krikalev stated that the cooperation between Russia’s Roscosmos space corporation and NASA is going normally and successfully. Russia’s Roscosmos space corporation and NASA continue successful and fruitful cooperation, political “outbursts” have little…
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One Man’s Shoes Help NASA Explain Water Clarity
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jun 07, 2017 Wearing white sneakers, a cowboy hat and overalls, Bernie Fowler walks into Maryland’s Patuxent River every June to see how deep he can go and still see the tops of his shoes. As a young man he could see his feet on the river bottom as he stood chest-deep to net blue…
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Will Space Exploration lead us to a Global Space Agency
Paris, France (SPX) Jun 07, 2017 The Global Space Exploration Conference (GLEX 2017) has officially opened its doors on Monday 6 June 2017 with a welcome address by Li Yuanchao, Vice-President of People’s Republic of China who also read a participative letter from Xi Jinping, President of People’s…
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Russia’s New ‘Federation’ Spacecraft to be Launched from Baikonur in 2022
St. Petersburg (Sputnik) Jun 07, 2017 Russia’s next-generation Federation piloted spacecraft will depart on a maiden journey on board the future Soyuz-5 medium-class carrier rocket from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan in 2022, State Space Corporation Roscosmos said Friday. Earlier reports…
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Indian Space Agency to Work on Electric Propulsion for Large Satellites
New Delhi (Sputnik) Jun 07, 2017 The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is set to work on incorporating and utilizing electric propulsion in its spacecraft which will be more cost effective and can help in interplanetary missions. Electric propulsion system will replace the currently used…
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Study proves viability of quantum satellite communications
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 07, 2017 Researchers in Canada have taken a significant step towards enabling secure quantum communication via moving satellites, as announced by the Canadian Government in April 2017. Their study, published in the new journal Quantum Science and Technology, demonstrates…
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Celestial boondocks: Study supports the idea we live in a void
Austin TX (SPX) Jun 07, 2017 Cosmologically speaking, the Milky Way and its immediate neighborhood are in the boondocks. In a 2013 observational study, University of Wisconsin-Madison astronomer Amy Barger and her then-student Ryan Keenan showed that our galaxy, in the context of the large-scale…
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Deep magma reservoirs are key to volcanic ‘super-eruptions’
Cardiff UK (SPX) Jun 05, 2017 Large reservoirs of magma stored deep in the Earth’s crust are key to producing some of the Earth’s most powerful volcanic eruptions, new research has shown. In a new study, an international team of scientists claim that the most powerful volcanic eruptions, dubbed…
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Sediment from Himalayas may have made 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake more severe
Corvallis OR (SPX) Jun 05, 2017 Sediment that eroded from the Himalayas and Tibetan plateau over millions of years was transported thousands of kilometers by rivers and in the Indian Ocean – and became sufficiently thick over time to generate temperatures warm enough to strengthen the sediment and…
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Ancient grains offer insights into the birth and growth of the world’s oldest cities
Washington (UPI) Jun 6, 2017 By studying ancient grains, researchers have gained insights into how the world’s oldest cities grew and evolved some 8,000 years ago. Using stable carbon and nitrogen isotope analysis to survey ancient, charred grains, archaeologists from the University of Oxford were…
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Understanding a river’s ‘thermal landscape’ may be the key to saving it
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 05, 2017 River temperatures have long been an area of study, but until recently, the field has been hampered by technological constraints. Fine-scale measurements over large distances and long time periods have been difficult to collect, and research efforts have focused instead…
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African park ranger hits out at Hong Kong ivory trade
Hong Kong (AFP) June 6, 2017 A frontline park ranger from the Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday delivered an emotive testimony to legislators against the ivory trade in Hong Kong, as the city faces criticism over how it plans to phase out the trade. The southern Chinese city, a major hub…
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Sequential options prompt future thinking, boost patience
When faced with a tempting choice, it can be hard to stop and think through the potential consequences, but new research suggests that framing the choice as a sequence of events can help us exercise patience by prompting us to imagine the future.
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Jackpot! Cosmic magnifying-glass effect captures universe’s brightest galaxies
Boosted by natural magnifying lenses in space, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has captured unique close-up views of the universe’s brightest infrared galaxies, which are as much as 10,000 times more luminous than our Milky Way.
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Paris Isn’t the Only Clean Energy Pact the U.S. Is Fleeing
The White House’s deep proposed cuts to energy R&D could cede leadership to China, and derail the international Mission Innovation partnership.
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33 blood-cancer patients have dramatic clinical remission with new T-cell therapy
Image of a group of killer T cells (green and red) surrounding a cancer cell (blue, center)  (credit: NIH) Chinese doctors have reported success with a new type of immunotherapy for multiple myeloma*, a blood cancer: 33 out of 35 patients in a clinical trial had clinical remission within two months…. – latest science and technology news stories
T. rex was not feathery, study says
Tyrannosaurus rex had scales, not feathers, said a study Wednesday which rescues the giant lizard’s reputation as a fearsome killer with a rough-and-tough hide. – latest science and technology news stories
Apple wants to rock the market with HomePod, faces challenges
Apple’s new HomePod speaker may be music to the ears of its loyal fans, but how much it can crank up volume in the smart speaker market remains to be heard. – latest science and technology news stories
Drivers bewildered by twisting Chinese interchange
Five suspended levels and cars going in all directions: a new highway interchange is driving motorists to tears, as they find themselves lost in a concrete maze resembling a plate of spaghetti. – latest science and technology news stories
Czech ‘GyroDrive’ beats flying cars for hybrid licence
As global automakers compete to bring the first flying car to market, Czech pilot Pavel Brezina is trying a different tack: instead of creating a car that flies, he has made a “GyroDrive”—a mini helicopter you can drive. – latest science and technology news stories
Leaked NSA doc highlights deep flaws in US election system
A leaked intelligence document outlining alleged attempts by Russian military intelligence to hack into U.S. election systems is the latest evidence suggesting a broad and sophisticated foreign attack on the integrity of the nation’s elections. – latest science and technology news stories
Oregon city approves permit for US’ first all-wood high-rise
Officials in Oregon have approved construction permits for the first all-wood high-rise building in the nation. – latest science and technology news stories
Scientists propose new method to correct common power problem in microgrids
Scientists from the Northeastern University, China, have developed a new method to diagnose a serious electrical problem in microgrids. They have published their work in IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica (JAS), a joint publication of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and… – latest science and technology news stories
Researchers develop new EcoCity model for mitigating urban heat islands
Urban land-use/cover changes and their effects on the eco-environment have long been an active research topic in the urbanization field. Prof. KUANG Wenhui’s group at the Chinese Academy of Sciences has developed the EcoCity model for regulating urban land cover structures and thermal environments, and… – latest science and technology news stories
Scientists develop divide and conquer approach for more stable power generation
Wind is a powerful but often unreliable energy source. To increase reliability and availability of wind-generated power, scientists have developed a two-pronged approach to ensure wind-generated power doesn’t diminish as a renewable resource.
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New low-cost material for lighting and diagnostics produces white light imitating sunlight
Researchers at the University of Turku, Finland, have developed a synthetic material based on the natural hackmanite mineral, which produces broad spectrum white light in lamps. The low-cost … – latest science and technology news stories
Scientists model gene regulation with chromatin accessibility
Researchers from the Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science (AMSS) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have teamed up with Stanford University and Tsinghua University scientists to successfully model data on gene regulation with paired expression and chromatin accessibility (PECA) and have developed… – latest science and technology news stories
Survival of the fittest—biology’s role in sustainable power generation
Scientists from the University of Geneva are using the rules of genetics to better understand how to incorporate wind and solar power into the current electrical grid to produce a renewable power system. The researchers published their study in IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica (JAS), a joint publication… – latest science and technology news stories
Scientists recommend drones for pipeline monitoring
The use of aerial drones to monitor oil and gas pipelines could bring significant benefits to operators, according to research carried out by scientists at the University of Aberdeen.
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The Origami of Space Exploration
Undergrad Robert Salazar is using his expertise in paper-folding to help NASA create deployable solar reflectors for lunar outposts  — Read more on
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The mathematicians who want to save democracy
With algorithms in hand, scientists are looking to make elections in the United States more representative.
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Washing your hands in cold water works just as well as hot!
Conventional wisdom says that the best way to wash your hands is with soap and plenty of hot water. Well, prepare to have your mind blown! According to this study, it’s not the temperature of the water that matters for getting bacteria off your hands, or even whether the soap is antibacterial. What really…
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In-Person Requests Are More Effective Than Electronic Ones
People respond better to face-to-face requests than e-mails — Read more on
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You can tell these adorable octopuses apart by their warts
Animals Scientists finally figure out how to tell some cute cousins apart. Deep beneath the ocean waves, many-tentacled creatures lurk. And they are adorable. Read on.
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How to Use Math to Fly Rockets to Space
What does it really mean for a satellite to orbit the Earth? What’s the math behind it? And what’s the math behind the rockets that get those satellites into orbit? Keep on reading to… — Read more on – latest science and technology news stories
New approach could transform semiconductor tech
Recent research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln may help future engineers of digital components get two (or more) for the space of one. – latest science and technology news stories
More concepts, fewer facts
ETH biology lecturers have tested secondary school leavers and students to determine their knowledge of biological concepts. And they have drawn some sobering conclusions: many misunderstand the concepts, such as the importance of chance in biology. Now, the lecturers are taking action. – latest science and technology news stories
Rare glass spearhead found on Rottnest Island
Staff and students from The University of Western Australia’s School of Indigenous Studies have made an exciting discovery during a University excursion on Rottnest Island (Wadjemup). – latest science and technology news stories
Science spins truth out of resilient worms
Worms, it appears, are good at keeping secrets. – latest science and technology news stories
Retirement and regeneration—how robots and replicants experience death
In the 2014 film Interstellar, Matt Damon’s Dr Mann explains that “a machine doesn’t improvise well because you cannot program a fear of death.” – latest science and technology news stories
Diandongosuchus—the strange-faced transitional phytosaur
The Triassic Period was a time of fantastic reptilian experimentation. Among archosaurs, there were the armored aetosaurs, the predatory rauisuchians, an abundance of early dinosaurs and near-dinosaurs, the ancestors of crocodilians, and more. Amidst all of this diversity, one of the most famous and…
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Naturalist Trevor Goward Helps to Overturn a 150-Year-Old Truth of Science
How a self-taught naturalist unearthed hidden symbioses in the wilds of British Columbia—and helped to overturn 150 years of accepted scientific wisdom — Read more on
Traffic Wouldn’t Jam If Drivers Behaved Like Ants – Facts So Romantic
Ant colony optimization has itself migrated with impressive speed and range, and has been taken up residence in all kinds of research pursuits, from estimating electricity consumption in Turkey to designing supply chains to the design of tall bridge piers to robot learning.Photograph by Bernardinus Nugraha… Physics News
LHC’s objective—maximum intensity
Protons are jostling for space in the Large Hadron Collider. Since the start of the physics run on 23 May, the operators of the huge accelerator have been increasing the intensity of the beams, injecting more and more protons in order to increase the number of collisions. – latest science and technology news stories
Widely used database of molecular ‘fingerprints’ upgraded
When scientists need to identify an unknown compound, they do what a police detective might do. They get fingerprints—in this case, the “molecular fingerprints” of the unknown compound—and run them through a database of fingerprints from known suspects to look for a match. – latest science and technology news stories
Gas marbles able to roll around in the hand could be used to store gasses
(—A trio of researchers with Université Paris-Est has discovered a new type of spherical bubble—called a gas marble, it is similar to bubbles made with soap, but has a coating of much smaller polystyrene microspheres. In their paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the team… – latest science and technology news stories
Combatting weeds with lasers
A robot automatically identifies weeds in a field and combats them with a short laser pulse. Sustainable agriculture, which avoids the use of herbicides as far as possible, could benefit from this smart idea. Dr. Julio Pastrana and Tim Wigbels from the Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation at the University… – latest science and technology news stories
How will climate change impact water resources?
Access to adequate fresh water supplies is a critically important societal challenge posed by climate change. With rising heat and shifting rainfall patterns, and reduced water storage resilience, fresh water supplies are already diminishing in the western United States, Mexico, the Middle East, and… – latest science and technology news stories
Wow! mystery signal from space finally explained
(—A team of researchers with the Center of Planetary Science (CPS) has finally solved the mystery of the “Wow!” signal from 1977. It was a comet, they report, one that that was unknown at the time of the signal discovery. Lead researcher Antonio Paris describes their theory and how the team…
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Fulleren-graphene nanomaterials could end cracked electronics
Researchers found that by combining semiconducting molecules C60 with layered materials, such as graphene and hBN, they could produce a unique material technology, which could revolutionise the concept of smart devices.
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Breaking Newton’s Law
In the quantum world, our intuition for moving objects is strongly challenged and may sometimes even completely fail. Experimental physicists have found a quantum particle which shows an intriguing oscillatory back-and-forth motion in a one-dimensional atomic gas.
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3D-printed, fully integrated wireless sensor devices
Researchers have demonstrated a fully integrated and packaged wireless sensor for environmental monitoring applications. The disposable sensor was developed using low-cost additive manufacturing technologies; namely, inkjet printing and 3D printing. This is a demonstration of 3D-printed fully-integrated…
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Lasers pick up good vibrations
The changes to the structure of a light-sensing protein have been tracked over incredibly short time scales.
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Conductive ink improves mechanical durability of printed e-textiles
Researchers have developed textile-permeable viscous ink which can be directly screen/stencil printed on textile substrates. This conductive composite enables highly conductive and stretchable wirings on textile with a simple and inexpensive way.
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Self-healing, highly sensitive nanostructured electronic sensors
Researchers have developed a facile and effective approach to fabricate spontaneous self-healing and highly sensitive sensors based on metal?ligand coordination and hierarchical structure design.
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Strong hydrogels that respond to force, heat and light
Novel hydrogels not only exhibited remarkable optical response from pale yellow to purple color and from green to red fluorescence under external stimuli of force, heat, and UV light, but also simply reversed its color back to the original one by white light.
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Overcoming hysteresis in carbon nanotube field effect transistors
Researchers present a facile approach to overcoming hysteresis to less than 0.5% of the gate-source voltage sweep range: rather than to eliminate traps, they aim to reduce the effect that traps have on the CNTs.
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New microscopy technique for nanomechanical subsurface imaging
Nondestructive scanning near-field thickness resonance acoustic microscopy (SNTRAM) with sharp phase contrast and mechanical sensitivity provides a wide range of applications in nanomechanical imaging of semiconductor structures and a wide range of other materials.
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Making flexible electronics with nanowire networks
If flexible smartphones, e-paper and a new generation of smart watches are to succeed, they can’t use existing touchscreen technology.
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Deploying therapeutic nano-payloads to cells
Researchers create a huge variety of programmed three-dimensional shapes out of single strands of synthetic DNA, a process known as DNA origami. These nanoparticles may ultimately be deployed as structural scaffolds to deliver vaccines, drugs, or even gene-editing tools such as CRISPR-Cas9 to specific…
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Design and fabrication of 3D-printed stretchable tactile sensors
Researchers demonstrate the design and fabrication of stretchable tactile sensors that are 3D printed under ambient conditions via a combination of nanocomposite ink optimization, 3D imaging, and multimaterial 3D printing.
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Advanced quantum dots shed bright light on biological processes
Researchers have created short wave infrared quantum dots to image working organs, take metabolic measurements, and track microvascular blood flow in normal brain and brain tumors.
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The hidden talent of mushrooms for solar steam generation
Steam is important for desalination, hygiene systems, and sterilization; and in remote areas where the sun is the only source of energy, being able to generate steam with solar energy could be very useful. Researchers now have found that the mushroom structure can surprisingly benefit solar steam generation….
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Researchers propose a new way of performing in vitro tests on nanoparticles
Researchers propose a new way of performing in vitro tests on nanoparticles that could enhance a correlation to in vivo results. This involves reproducing in the lab the dynamic and fluidic variations that these particles experience in the human body.
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New diode features optically controlled capacitance
Researchers have developed a new optically tunable capacitor with embedded metal nanoparticles, creating a metal-insulator-semiconductor diode that is tunable by illumination.
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How a researcher disassembles molecules
Scientists aim to develop new areas for black phosphorus’ application, for instance in the fields of electrical energy storage and solar cells. It could make batteries last longer or enable solar cells to produce more electrical energy.
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Carbon nanotube electronic skins for motion detection
Researchers have developed piezoresistive electronic skins based on a composite of polymer and arrays of aligned few-walled carbon nanotubes that, enabled by the aligned carbon nanotubes, exhibited multiple advantages, such as simple device structure, high precision, fast response, excellent stability,…
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‘Immunoswitch’ particles may be key to more-effective cancer immunotherapy
Scientists have created a nanoparticle that carries two different antibodies capable of simultaneously switching off cancer cells? defensive properties while switching on a robust anticancer immune response in mice.
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X-ray study reveals way to control molecular vibrations that transmit heat
Findings open new pathway for ‘tuning’ materials to ease or insulate against the flow of heat, sound, and other forms of energy. – latest science and technology news stories
Newly discovered methane consumers in lakes
When decaying organic matter sinks to the bottom of a lake or ocean, methane is produced as the biomass is broken down. Some of the methane is released from the surface into the atmosphere, where it acts as a potent greenhouse gas, while some is broken down by microorganisms in the water column. In a… – latest science and technology news stories
Looking at terror attacks ‘per capita’ should make us rethink beliefs about levels of risk and Muslims
Recent events in London, Manchester and elsewhere highlight that Western societies are vulnerable to terrorist attacks – and political decision-makers need to find solutions. – latest science and technology news stories
How do we know the universe is flat? Discovering the topology of the universe
Whenever we talk about the expanding universe, everyone wants to know how this is going to end. Sure, they say, the fact that most of the galaxies we can see are speeding away from us in all directions is really interesting. Sure, they say, the Big Bang makes sense, in that everything was closer together…
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Oyster shells inspire new method to make superstrong, flexible polymers
Researchers at Columbia Engineering have demonstrated for the first time a new technique that takes its inspiration from the nacre of oyster shells, a composite material that has extraordinary …
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High-pressure experiments solve meteorite mystery
With high-pressure experiments at DESY’s X-ray light source PETRA III and other facilities, a research team around Leonid Dubrovinsky from the University of Bayreuth has solved a long standing … – latest science and technology news stories
Mouse lemur could serve as ideal model for primate biology and human disease
The mouse lemur—the world’s smallest primate—has the potential to transform the field of genetics and serve as an ideal model for a wide range of primate biology, behavior and medicine, including cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s disease, Stanford University School of Medicine researchers say.
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Novel suite of nanowires opens up new horizons in nanoelectronics
One of the main novelties in this new suite of nanowires lies in their high efficiency, which constitutes a step forward in miniaturizing electronic circuits.
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Fungi awake bacteria from their slumber
When a soil dries out, this has a negative impact on the activity of soil bacteria. Using an innovative combination of state-of-the-art analysis and imaging techniques, researchers have now discovered that fungi increase the activity of bacteria in dry and nutrient-poor habitats by supplying them with… – latest science and technology news stories
Autonomous cars (no human backup) may hit the road next year
Autonomous vehicles with no human backup will be put to the test on publicly traveled roads as early as next year in what may be the first attempt at unassisted autonomous piloting.
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‘Immunoswitch’ particles may be key to more-effective cancer immunotherapy
Scientists at Johns Hopkins have created a nanoparticle that carries two different antibodies capable of simultaneously switching off cancer cells’ defensive properties while switching on a robust anticancer immune response in mice. Experiments with the tiny, double-duty ‘immunoswitch’ found it able…
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Scientists improve people’s creativity through electrical brain stimulation
Scientists have found a way to improve creativity through brain stimulation, according to researchers.
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Building ‘OLEDs’ from the ground up for better electronics
From smartphones to TVs and laptops, light emitting diode (LED) displays are ubiquitous. OLEDs (where the O denotes they are organic, or carbon-based) are among the most energy efficient of these devices, but they generally have higher production costs due to the laborious fabrication processes needed…
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Recycling plant material into stock chemicals with electrochemistry
While most people think of recycling in terms of the packaging for household products, the concept can extend to the chemistry to make them in the first place. Certain plant components are a promising renewable source for commodity chemicals. Today, researchers have revealed an easy new way to break…
Next Big Future
Tesla plans 10-20 gigafactories which would eventually be about 12 to 24 million vehicles per year
Tesla had its annual shareholders meeting on June 6, 2017 and there were many big announcements in it. * Tesla is making a big push to expand its supercharger network of fast-charging stations—capable of adding enough charge to drive 170 miles in 30 minute—for Tesla owners. The company plans to double…
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Possible explanation for unparalleled spread of Ebola virus discovered
The world may be closer to knowing why Ebola spreads so easily thanks to a team of researchers who discovered a new biological activity in a small protein from the deadly virus. – Nanotechnology News Feed
New Device Would Enable Optical and Mechanical Waves Vibrating at Tens of Gigahertz to Interact
A silicon photonic device capable of enabling the interaction of mechanical and optical waves vibrating at tens of gigahertz (GHz) has been theoretically developed by researchers at the University… – latest science and technology news stories
Turning car plastics into foams with coconut oil
End-of-life vehicles, with their plastic, metal and rubber components, are responsible for millions of tons of waste around the world each year. Now, one team reports in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering that the plastic components in these vehicles can be recycled with coconut oil and re-used…
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TSRI anti-heroin vaccine found effective in non-human primates
A new vaccine against an opioid is the first to pass this stage of preclinical testing, report scientists in a new report.
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Guts to glory? Newly discovered enzyme complexes in herbivore digestive tracts show promise for sustainable fuels, medicines
A newly discovered enzyme complexes in herbivore digestive tracts show promise for sustainable fuels and medicines, report scientists.
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Living long and living well: Is it possible to do both?
Scientists are developing metrics to identify the health markers for old age in the roundworm, C. elegans, a popular model in aging research. Their research provides insight into the tradeoffs between lifespan and health span.
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This Explosion Was the Biggest Blast Before Atomic Bombs
Next Big Future
US army looking at polymer bullets for larger more lethal calibers but lighter weight
The US Army is testing new guns and ammunition to replace the M4/M16 assault rifles. The 5.56 mm ammunition is not as lethal the in the over 300 meter range where many modern firefights are taking place. SOCOM is also developing polymer ammunition in 6.5 mm to reduce the weight load. Current research…
Physics News
How to reduce shockwaves in quantum beam experiments
The tiny cone-shaped “skimmers” used in experiments looking for exotic chemical-quantum phenomena resemble the intake mechanisms of aircraft engines, and they perform similar functions: Each …
National Geographic News
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200 years of the bicycle—computer scientists electrify historic ‘dandy horse’
In honor of the inventor, their prototype is still made completely of wood, but it also contains an electric motor, battery, sensors and mini-computer. As soon as the rider pushes off from the ground, the motor starts and provides additional power during the entire ride. With their “Draisine 200.0” the… – latest science and technology news stories
Seismic CT scan points to rapid uplift of Southern Tibet
Using seismic data and supercomputers, Rice University geophysicists have conducted a massive seismic CT scan of the upper mantle beneath the Tibetan Plateau and concluded that the southern half of the “Roof of the World” formed in less than one-quarter of the time since the beginning of India-Eurasia… – latest science and technology news stories
New confirmation of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity
Albert Einstein predicted that whenever light from a distant star passes by a closer object, gravity acts as a kind of magnifying lens, brightening and bending the distant starlight. Yet, in a 1936 article in the journal Science, he added that because stars are so far apart “there is no hope of observing… – latest science and technology news stories
Imaging technique could be game changer for pharma
In drug development, the body can be something of a black box. We take medicine and observe the overall effects, but what happens inside the body largely remains a mystery. To help clear up this picture, researchers are turning to imaging techniques in tissue and animal testing. The step has gained ground… – latest science and technology news stories
Geology and biology agree on Pangaea supercontinent breakup dates
Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have found that independent estimates from geology and biology agree on the timing of the breakup of the Pangaea supercontinent into today’s continents. – latest science and technology news stories
Many forks make light work
New insights into the control of DNA replication and cell division in Corynebacterium glutamicum, a biotechnologically important microorganism, could help to optimize the industrial production of amino acids.
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New Driving-Simulator Lab Accelerates Research Into Driver Behavior and Vehicle Technology
Investigators in the KU Transportation Engineering Analysis Laboratory are researching driver behavior, psychology and distracted driving, as well as traffic engineering, signal control and the gamut of new technology appearing in modern vehicles.
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Here Are the Microsurgeons That Will Soon Roam Our Bodies
On a crisp fall evening in 2006, Dr. Sylvain Martel held his breath as a technician slipped an anesthetized pig into a whirling fMRI machine. His eyes stared intently at a computer screen, which showed a magnetic bead hovering inside the pig’s delicate blood vessels. The tension in the room was palpable….
Popular Science
Nightingale Review: This sleep aid creates virtual a blanket of white noise
Gadgets This white noise solution from Cambridge Sound Management is a lot more advanced than a fan. The Nightingale offers a variety of different sounds that envelop you as you sleep from a pair of speakers.
Next Big Future
Lockheed confident of being able to build a 4600 mph spyplane drone in 2018
Lockheed Martin says hypersonic technologies are now sufficiently mature to enable progress towards a flight demonstrator. In March 2016, Lockheed CEO Hewson stated that the company was on the verge of a technological breakthrough that would allow its conceptual SR-72 hypersonic plane to reach Mach…
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The Other Reason to Shift away from Coal: Air Pollution that Kills Thousands Every Year
Shifting coal-fired power plants in the U.S. to natural gas would have tremendous positive effects on human health in America — Read more on – latest science and technology news stories
Fake online profiles easier to fish out with new software tool
People who use fake profiles online could be more easily identified, thanks to a new tool developed by computer scientists.
Singularity HUB
Tune Into the Future of Fintech at Exponential Finance This Week
Singularity University’s Exponential Finance Summit begins today and runs through June 9 in New York, the finance industry’s bustling capital. You can tune into the summit as it happens from anywhere with this livestream. Singularity Hub is also covering the event as it brings together financial and…
Physics News
A more sustainable way to refine metals
A team of chemists in Canada has developed a way to process metals without using toxic solvents and reagents.
Physics News
Researchers image quasiparticles that could lead to faster circuits, higher bandwidths
Zhe Fei pointed to the bright and dark vertical lines running across his computer screen. This nano-image, he explained, shows the waves associated with a half-light, half-matter quasiparticle …
Physics News
New-generation material removes iodine from water
Researchers at Dartmouth College have developed a new material that scrubs iodine from water for the first time. The breakthrough could hold the key to cleaning radioactive waste in nuclear …
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The hidden order in DNA diffusion
A different approach to analyzing the motion of diffusing molecules has helped overturn the long-held assumption that DNA molecules move in a haphazard way. KAUST researchers reveal for the … – latest science and technology news stories
Scientists propose a new paradigm that paints a more inclusive picture of the evolution of organisms and ecosystems
In 1859, Charles Darwin included a novel tree of life in his trailblazing book on the theory of evolution, On the Origin of Species. Now, scientists from Rutgers University-New Brunswick and their international collaborators want to reshape Darwin’s tree.
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Hubble Astronomers Develop a New Use for a Century-Old Relativity Experiment to Measure a White Dwarf’s Mass
Astronomers have used the sharp vision of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to repeat a century-old test of Einstein’s general theory of relativity. The team measured the mass of white dwarf Stein 2051 B, the burned-out remnant of a normal star, by seeing how much it deflects the light from a background…
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Clinical benefit of clot retrieval now proven up to 24 hours after major ischemic stroke
Mechanical thrombectomy, which is an endovascular treatment to remove a stroke-causing blood clot in the brain, is effective in some patients even when performed within 6 to 24 hours after a stroke, results of an international, randomized controlled research study show.
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Digital games improve mental health, educational outcomes of Syrian refugee children
Digital games can effectively teach refugee children much-needed skills — including a new language, cognitive skills, and coding — while also improving their mental health, finds new research.
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A study in Ecuador found that children who ate an egg daily were nearly half as likely to suffer from stunting, a condition that can cause diminutive height and low weight.
Credit: Getty ImagesAn egg a day, not an apple, might be the best way for children to stay healthy and strong. Young children who consume an egg daily are nearly half as likely to suffer from stunting, a condition that includes not only diminutive height and unhealthfully low weight…
Creating human organs on chips
Futuristic technology could lead to personalized medicine
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New Research Supports the Idea That We Live in a Void
New research firms up the idea that we exist in one of the voids in the structure of the cosmos and helps ease the apparent… The post New Research Supports the Idea That We Live in a Void appeared first on SciTech Daily.
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3D skin made of stem cells treats backbone birth defect in rodents
Myelomeningocele is a severe congenital defect in which the backbone and spinal canal do not close before birth, putting those affected at risk of lifelong neurological problems. In a preclinical study, researchers developed a stem cell-based therapy for generating skin grafts to cover myelomeningocele…
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Waste Not, Want Not
Nutritious feed for cattle is complex. As the summer season progresses, grass can become harder to digest. However, researchers found by supplementing with dried distillers’ grains, this effect can be minimized. Dried distillers’ grains are left over after ethanol production. They are what remains of…
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How your iPhone could know when you’re in a moving car
Technology A new iOS 11 feature aims to curb distracted driving On Monday, Apple announced a slew of news at its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif., including a new safety feature coming to the next version of its…
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Impact of protective bacteria linked to infection route, study finds
The benefits of protective bacteria — which safeguard organisms from further disease without causing harm — depend on how subsequent infections enter the body, a study of fruit flies has shown.
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Motor-boat noise makes fish bad parents, leading to the death of their babies
The sound of motorboat engines disturbed coral reef fish so acutely it changed the behavior of parents, and stopped male fish properly guarding their young, feeding and interacting with their offspring, new research has found. – latest science and technology news stories
Study reveals that green incentives could actually be increasing CO2 emissions
Globally, from China and Germany to the United States, electric vehicle (EV) subsidies have been championed as an effective strategy to boost production of renewable technology and reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG).
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First dual-targeting nanoparticles lower cancer’s defenses and attack tumors
Cancer immunotherapy has emerged as one of the most exciting directions in cancer treatment. But the approach only works in a fraction of patients and can cause nasty side effects. Now scientists report the development of the first dual-cell targeting immunotherapy nanoparticle that slows tumor growth…
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How cells divide tasks and conquer work
Despite advances in neuroscience, the brain is still very much a black box — no one even knows how many different types of neurons exist. Now, a scientist has used a mathematical framework to better understand how different cell types divide work among themselves.
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Red onions pack a cancer-fighting punch, study reveals
Ontario-grown red onions are the most effective at killing colon and breast cancer cells compared to other types of onions, reports a new study. This is because of the onions’ high levels of quercetin and anthocyanin. As part of this project, the researchers are also the first to develop a non-toxic…
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Single cells lined up like ducks in a row
The higher the concentration of tumor cells in the bloodstream, the greater the risk of metastasis. The number of circulating tumor cells indicates how well a patient is responding to therapy. Researchers have developed a new microhole chip that enables cells to be identified and characterized reliably…
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Many good years after heart bypass surgery, but something happens after ten years
The prognosis following heart bypass surgery is both good and has improved over the past three decades. In fact, the survival rate for bypass patients who make it through the first month after the operation is close to that of the population in general. But 8-10 years after a heart bypass operation,…
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Small group of neurons modulates the amount of insulin that the pancreas must produce
A new study emphasizes the importance of the neuronal mechanisms in the detection of nutrients and the control of glucose levels. The results help to understand diabetes in greater detail.
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Imaging technique shows molecular machinery at work
Scientists have developed new imaging methods that allows them to track the individual protein molecules on the surface of cells. The results offer unprecedented insight into how cells sense and respond to their environments. news
Flash Physics: Quantum cryptography for aircraft, AI boosts X-ray probe, cold nebula born in stellar collision
Today’s selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics news
Fibre-linked atomic clocks put special relativity to the test
Time dilation confirmed to one part in 100 million by researchers in three European nations – latest science and technology news stories
Scientists find world’s oldest fossil mushroom
Roughly 115 million years ago, when the ancient supercontinent Gondwana was breaking apart, a mushroom fell into a river and began an improbable journey. Its ultimate fate as a mineralized fossil preserved in limestone in northeast Brazil makes it a scientific wonder, scientists report in the journal… – latest science and technology news stories
Kestrels’ strategies for flight and hunting vary with the weather
Kestrels adapt their flight and hunting strategies to weather conditions, including solar radiation, wind speed, and air temperature, according to a study published June 7, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Jesús Hernández-Pliego from Estación Biológica de Doñana, Spain, and colleagues.
Discover Magazine
The 4 Big Discoveries Underpinning Our Knowledge of the Universe
For many, science is nothing more than that class you were required to take in school. However, whether you realize it or not, science is all around us, and it impacts every aspect of our lives. And, the stories behind key scientific discoveries, though not commonly known, are truly inspiring. So, if…
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Meet The New Oldest Homo Sapiens — Our Species Evolved Much Earlier Than Thought
For decades, based on both the fossil record and, more recently, paleogenomic modeling, researchers have generally put the start date for Homo sapiens around 200,000 years ago. A trove of fossil and artefact finds from Morocco, however, pushes the age of our species back — way back. The new findings…
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Component tracking solution via ‘fingerprint’
Highly interconnected manufacturing chains, cost issues and technical feasibility make it difficult to trace individual components in mass production. Efficient “track & trace“ solutions are, however, an important prerequisite for production and process optimization — especially in the context of…
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Spin effects in solution-based nanocrystals
Wet-chemically produced nanocrystals are becoming more and more powerful. Now a research group has succeeded in substantiating electronic spin effects in such nanoplatelets. In this way, more cost-effective and more powerful transistors and computer chips with lower power consumption are conceivable…
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Prebiotics reduce body fat in overweight children
There may soon be a new tool in the fight against childhood obesity. Prebiotics reduce body fat in children who are overweight or obese by altering their gut microbiota, according to new research. Prebiotics are non-digestible food ingredients (such as fiber) that act as fertilizers to help stimulate…
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Berkeley Lab’s Open-Source Spinoff Serves Science
Berkeley Lab’s Greg Kurtzer developed Singularity, a solution that allows scientists to use software containers in a high-performance computing (HPC) environment. It has caught on so quickly that Kurtzer has launched SingularityWare LLC, to further develop and support the open-source software.
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Discovery in Morocco Points to Oldest Homo Sapiens Fossils
An international research team has uncovered 300,000 year-old fossil bones of Homo sapiens, a find that represents the oldest reliably dated fossil evidence of our species.
Newswise: SciNews
Reshaping Darwin’s Tree of Life
In 1859, Charles Darwin included a novel tree of life in his trailblazing book on the theory of evolution, On the Origin of Species. Now, scientists from Rutgers University-New Brunswick and their collaborators want to reshape Darwin’s tree.
Newswise: SciNews
‘Charliecloud’ Simplifies Big Data Supercomputing
At Los Alamos National Laboratory, home to more than 100 supercomputers since the dawn of the computing era, elegance and simplicity of programming are highly valued but not always achieved. In the case of a new product, dubbed “Charliecloud,” a crisp 800-line code helps supercomputer users operate in…
Physics News
New fabric coating could thwart chemical weapons, save lives
Chemical weapons are nightmarish. In a millisecond, they can kill hundreds, if not thousands. But, in a study published in the ACS journal Chemistry of Materials, scientists report that they …
Physics News
Physicists have finally created a 2D magnet
Just one atom thick, the magnet will allow researchers to perform previously impossible experiments.

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