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Tech Giants Begin Recruiting for the Next Big Platform Wars

Wired - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 06:48
The Internet of Things is still young, but it’s real. There are already dozens of internet-connected devices available, ranging from home-automation tools to wearable fitness trackers. And it’s about to start growing at an even faster pace. According a new survey by market research firm Evans Data, 17 percent of the world’s software developers are […]






This Tiny Printer Is a Physical Ticker Tape for the Internet

Wired - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 06:33
This cloud-connected device prints out a personalized feed of news, messages, and amusements onto standard thermal receipt paper.






Brainy, Badass Lucy Is an Amazing Ride That Ends Up Losing Speed

Wired - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 06:32
Luc Besson's new sci-fi thriller Lucy is about a woman who gets superhuman powers after a bag of drugs she's forced to smuggle bursts inside her. Sounds dope, right? It is. Until the end, when it isn't.






A Wild Proposal for Domed Houses Made of Inflated Concrete

Wired - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 06:32
"Binishells" combine concrete and heavy-duty balloons to create visually stunning, structurally sound, domed domiciles.






Psychedelic Portraits That Demand a Closer Look

Wired - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 06:32
Maciek Jasik uses super-saturated color gradients, motion, and playful focusing to create ethereal portraits that are slightly unsettling. The dreamy portraits leave viewers confused, even shocked by what they see. You can’t help but linger, which is the point.






A Lightweight Rain Jacket for Biking Through Summer Monsoons

Wired - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 06:32
The newest iteration of Mission Workshop's Orion rain jacket is made with Polartec NeoShell, a waterproof/breathable material that's air permeable so it can pump out tons of heat and moisture.






Ukraine Disaster in Search of an Investigation - New York Times

Google - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 05:53

New York Times

Ukraine Disaster in Search of an Investigation
New York Times
Villagers walked amid the unguarded wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which was shot down over eastern Ukraine. Credit Mauricio Lima for The New York Times. Continue reading the main story. Continue reading the main story. Continue reading the ...
US says new evidence shows Russia 'firing artillery into Ukraine'The Independent
Ukraine reports overnight rebel attacks on borderMiamiHerald.com
U.S. Says Russia Firing Artillery Into UkraineBloomberg
Business Standard
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Australia to send 100 extra police, troops to Ukraine: PM Abbott - Zee News

Google - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 04:11

Australia to send 100 extra police, troops to Ukraine: PM Abbott
Zee News
Sydney: Australia will send 100 additional police and some defence force personnel to Europe to join a planned Dutch-led international security force to secure the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash site, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Friday.

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Ukraine reports overnight rebel attacks on border - seattlepi.com

Google - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 03:02

Sky News Australia

Ukraine reports overnight rebel attacks on border
seattlepi.com
MOSCOW (AP) — The Ukrainian army has reported rebel attacks overnight throughout the restive east, claiming that at one border crossing the rebels were supported by artillery fire from the Russian side. Ukrainian forces are trying to close in on the rebels, ...
U.S. Says Russia Firing Artillery Into UkraineBloomberg
Russia firing artillery over border at Ukraine military, says USDaily News & Analysis
Ukrainian Foreign Ministry: OSCE monitors should work along entire Russian ...Kyiv Post
Hindustan Times -MarketWatch -Wall Street Journal
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Britain's Cameron says Europe must stand up to Putin - Reuters

Google - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 02:03

The Guardian

Britain's Cameron says Europe must stand up to Putin
Reuters
(Reuters) - The loss of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 must prove a catalyst for changing Russia's approach and ending the conflict in Ukraine, British Prime Minister David Cameron wrote on Friday in an opinion piece in the New York Daily News. Russia has ...
MH17 crash scene remains unsecured in UkraineBBC News
US Says Russia Firing Artillery Into UkraineBusinessweek
Russia 'sending more war equipment to rebels'Stuff.co.nz
NBCNews.com -Telegraph.co.uk -Sydney Morning Herald
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Obama wants limits on US company mergers - Yakima Herald-Republic

Google - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 01:56

Obama wants limits on US company mergers
Yakima Herald-Republic
President Barack Obama speaks about the economy at the Los Angeles Trade-Technical College in Los Angeles, Thursday, July 24, 2014, on the final day of his three-day West Coast trip. Striking a populist stand ahead of the midterm elections, Obama is ...

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U.S. Says Russia Firing Artillery Into Ukraine - Bloomberg

Google - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:16

BBC News

U.S. Says Russia Firing Artillery Into Ukraine
Bloomberg
The U.S. said Russia is firing artillery over its border into Ukraine, the first time American officials have publicly alleged direct participation in fighting on behalf of separatists. “Russia is firing artillery from within Russia to attack Ukrainian military positions,” ...
US says Russian artillery firing into UkraineMarketWatch
US officials say Russia is firing into Ukraine and supplying pro-Russian rebels ...New York Daily News
MH17: US says Russia planning to send rebels 'more powerful' rocket launchersTelegraph.co.uk
Sky News -The Daily Star
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Man shot burglar who said she was pregnant - USA TODAY

Google - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:09

USA TODAY

Man shot burglar who said she was pregnant
USA TODAY
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Police said Thursday they're deciding whether to arrest an 80-year-old man who shot a fleeing, unarmed burglar despite her telling him she was pregnant, but they have arrested the woman's accomplice on suspicion of murder for ...

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Democratic Montana senator faces plagiarism report amid election bid - Reading Eagle

Google - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:08

Democratic Montana senator faces plagiarism report amid election bid
Reading Eagle
Democrats always faced a tough fight in Montana trying to hang onto the seat of appointed U.S. Sen. John Walsh. But the race grew even tougher this week with revelations that Walsh apparently plagiarized much of a paper he presented at the U.S. Army War ...

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[Genomics] Marmoset DNA shows why it's small

Science Magazine EC - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:00
<?xml version="1.0"?> A New World monkey joins a growing list of primate species with sequenced genomes, improving genomicists' ability to tell what genes make primates—and humans—unique. Brazil's common mar – [Read More]

[Optical Imaging] Stealthy spying on a moving target

Science Magazine EC - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:00
<?xml version="1.0"?> Ghost imaging can create an image of a moving target without the target ever knowing that it is being watched. The traditional way to observe an object, either stationary or in motion, – [Read More]

[Transcription] TRF2 gets transcription started, too

Science Magazine EC - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:00
<?xml version="1.0"?> Transcribing DNA into RNA involves an intricate dance of proteins and nucleic acids. Transcription starts at specific promoter sequences near genes, including one called the TATA box. – [Read More]

[Metabolic Disease] A vitamin's dark side in liver disease

Science Magazine EC - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:00
<?xml version="1.0"?> Too much of a good thing can be bad for the liver. Chen et al. find that mice with high levels of thiamine (vitamin B1) in their livers develop fatty liver disease, – [Read More]

[Nanowire Growth] Avoiding instabilities while creating wires

Science Magazine EC - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:00
<?xml version="1.0"?> A template is a great tool for making an object of a particular size and shape, but it works only if the template fills completely. Shin et al. show that ions race to fill – [Read More]

[Range Shifts] Warming waters create new bedfellows

Science Magazine EC - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:00
<?xml version="1.0"?> Climate change alters the geographical range of species. Such shifts can affect species in major ways, such as changing their abundance or bringing adjacent, closely related species – [Read More]

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