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Parrot's latest project is a dev kit to help drones navigate indoors

French drone company Parrot has just announced the Parrot S.L.A.M.dunk, a special development kit meant to aid drones and other robots avoid obstacles while indoors.<p>The dev kit utilizes an Nvidia Tegra K1 processor with Ubuntu 14.04 with the Robotic Operating System framework on top, with an …

How This Underdog Startup Scooped Up 90 Percent of Its Rival's Business--in 1 Week

Crying customers. Product demos at 2 a.m. Red Bull and 5-Hour Energy cocktails. This is the story of how FareHarbor landed a bunch of new customers through old-fashioned, take-no-prisoners competition.<p>It was Thursday, a few hours before the long Fourth of July weekend would begin, when FareHarbor …

Ripples in fabric of space-time? Hundreds of undiscovered black holes: New research shines startling light on star systems that host hundreds of black holes

New research shines startling light on star systems that host hundreds of black holes<p>Computer simulations of a spherical collection of stars known as …

Trump lavishes praise on Putin during Commander-in-Chief forum: “He’s been a leader far more than our president has been a leader”

Trump cites Putin’s approval rating and threatens to “name some of the things President Obama has done”<p>In between repeatedly lying about his past support for U.S. military intervention in the middle east and refusing to back down from his victim-blaming tweets about sexual assault in the military, …

Obama says Americans too ‘lazy’ to explore the world, triggers backlash at home

President Barack Obama says Americans are so uninterested in the rest of the world because they are “lazy” and don’t feel like knowing about “other …

Generation 9/11: Growing Up Under U.S. Invasion's Shadow

<i>The 9/11 attacks killed thousands, traumatized a nation and changed the course of American history — but also triggered a chain of events that dramatically altered millions of lives half a world away.</i><p><i>The U.S. has waged a war on terror in Afghanistan and Iraq while also hunting down Osama bin Laden</i> …

Afghanistan

10 of the best European cities for art deco design

Art deco began in France during the first world war and went on to accompany the age of jazz, Josephine Baker, cocktails, convertibles and talking pictures. While art nouveau had been curvy and nature-inspired, art deco was symmetrical, layered, topped with pyramids, stepped forms and zigzag lines. …

Art Deco

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Using the phrase 'you guys' deemed offensive as US universities combat 'microaggressions'

As the new academic year opens, universities across the US are unveiling new steps to combat "microaggressions", from discouraging use of the phrase "you guys" to banning jokes about Harambe, the gorilla killed in May at the Cincinnati Zoo.<p>America's universities are attempting to adapt to an …

Donald Trump’s Campaign Guru: Bill Clinton Did 9/11

David Bossie, Trump’s new deputy campaign manager, wrote a book in 2004 alleging Clinton caused the attacks because he secretly loathed the …

Donald Trump

Sex trafficking victims found at illicit Texas social sites, report finds | Reuters

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 1,000 women and girls have been apparent victims of sex trafficking in illicit cantinas in the United States that largely operate beyond the reach of law enforcement, the anti-slavery group Polaris said on Thursday.<p>Half of the trafficking cases in …

Land Rights

Electronic empathy: meet the next wave of virtual reality

Brands are experimenting with immersive technology to create electronic empathy – blending digital and experiential marketing to bring shared experiences to a wider audience.<p>This year, virtual reality (VR) headsets including Oculus Rift and HTC Vive hit the consumer gaming market, while Google …

Mixed Reality

What to talk about when white people talk about Chinese culture

Last week, I saw a New York Times article shared on my Facebook feed by several high school friends about a common sight in Beijing where we all …

Ask Amy: Mom does the cooking; Dad worries about financial drain

<i>Dear Amy: Six months ago our oldest daughter’s husband, “John,” walked out on her and their two kids (20 and 15) for another woman.</i><p><i>Since he left, it has become obvious he is an alcoholic and not the person we thought him to be. He quit his job. He tells the kids he is trying to get a job, but</i> …

Parenting

200+ Short Inspirational Quotes About Strength & Life

“Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe”<p>“You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to …

DNA confirms cause of 1665 London's Great Plague

<b>DNA testing has for the first time confirmed the identity of the bacteria behind London's Great Plague.</b><p>The plague of 1665-1666 was the last major outbreak of bubonic plague in Britain, killing nearly a quarter of London's population.<p>It's taken a year to confirm initial findings from a suspected …

FBI managers instructed to exonerate Hillary Clinton

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>On Sept. 2, the FBI released a lengthy explanation of its investigation of Hillary Clinton and a summary of the evidence amassed …

How First World War PoWs betrayed details of the first mass tank attack in history

Organised amid the utmost secrecy the assault on the French village of Flesquières should have been a key element in the first mass tank attack in history.<p>But the plan went awry when the attack was ambushed by the Germans, who managed to delay the British advance.<p>For years historians struggled to …

Remembrance Day

Syrian war's al-Qaida affiliate calls for terror attacks in Russia

Leader of Jabhat al-Nusra makes demand in response to Moscow’s intervention on behalf of Assad regime, also calling for increased strikes on Alawite villages<p>The Syrian war’s al-Qaida affiliate, Jabhat al-Nusra, has called for terror attacks in Russia, while also urging strikes on Alawite villages …

Middle East

Maysa

<i>This powerful ongoing project was selected as a series finalist in the LensCulture Portrait Awards 2016 (as well as chosen among the top 50 for our 2015 Emerging Talent Awards)</i><i>. More recently, Luisa Dorr was named one of 12 participants in the Joop Swart Masterclass. She is definitely someone to</i> …

North, South Korea reach agreement to ease tensions | Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Korea agreed early on Tuesday to end a military standoff that sparked an exchange of artillery fire and had ratcheted up tension on one of the world’s most heavily-fortified borders.<p>Under an accord reached in the early hours, following more than two days of talks, …

North Korea

Whoa, science just told us our dogs may be eavesdropping on us

We all know how much our dogs love eagerly watching us. (Mine is watching me as I write this, TBH). But science says the reason may not just be that …

Researchers say the Turing Test is almost worthless

A24 YouTube Channel<p>One of the biggest misconceptions about artificial intelligence (AI) is thinking that it must pass the Turing Test to be truly …

Artificial Intelligence

This small company wants to be Marvel 2.0 — and they just might do it

Valiant Entertainment<p>It was in a cramped, messy conference room overflowing with boxes and memorabilia. That's where three men sat across from me and …

11 incredible psychological tricks to get people to do what you want

Psychological research suggests there are plenty of ways to get people to do what you want — without them even realizing you've persuaded them.<p>We've rounded up 11 science-backed strategies for getting people to like you, to buy stuff, and to give you what you're after.<p>All of them will leave you …

How We Speak Reveals What We Think, with Steven Pinker

My name is Steve Pinker, and I’m Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. And today I’m going to speak to you about language. I’m actually not …

Jennifer Lawrence is the film industry's best-paid female star

Jennifer Lawrence has topped the annual Forbes list of the highest paid female actors in the world for the first time, thanks to lucrative roles in the Hunger Games and X-Men movies.<p>Lawrence’s estimated $52m haul over the past 12 months puts her way out ahead of the second-placed actor, Scarlett …

Movies

Two galaxies smash into each other 30 million light-years away from Earth

A collision of intergalactic proportions has been found relatively nearby the Milky Way.<p>The new formation — known as Kathryn's Wheel — likely formed …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

LA Diary<p>At 71, the legendary screenwriter and director behind <i>Taxi Driver</i>, <i>Raging Bull</i>, and <i>American Gigolo</i> has a searingly good new film.<p>By Zach …

Lifestyle

The historical origins of 6 swear words

In fact, Americans swear so often, the US made airing indecent or profane language during certain times a federal crime. Cue the FCC.<p>For the sake of knowledge though, we looked into the etymology of a few of these words. (Some of which violate our style guide!) Learn where they originated below.<p>The …