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Open-Source Microscope Illuminator

Stephen Richardson of Tangent Audio built the AZIZ light ring for his Bausch & Lomb stereo microscope.<p>AZIZ is an LED microscope illuminator that I designed and built from scratch. It is designed around a Texas Instruments TLC59116 constant-current PWM LED driver chip, and an Atmel ATTiny1634<p>AZIZ …

20 Signs You’re Overqualified And Underemployed

If you think feudalism is dead, think again. Student loans have turned young adults into 21st century peasants, enslaved to the banks and …

The Biggest Maintenance Mistakes Homeowners Make | Hunker

Today's Free Daily Couple's Lovescope

The universe is a complicated place. Why not utilize every kind of horoscope possible to help untangle the web of mystery that surrounds us?<p>Whether …

New Mantra Makes Chrisette Michele's Music 'Better'

Grammy Award-winning soul star Chrisette Michele has been compared to Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. Now, after a short career break, she's back with her fourth album <i>Better</i>. The singer-songwriter speaks with host Michel Martin about how becoming a vegan and adopting a 'better' attitude helped …

Food and Cocktail Ideas - Food and Drink Recipes

I pity the fool who forgot about these gems.<p>This L.A. hotel is adding booze to your bubble water.<p>"The fastest way to a man or woman's heart is through the liver."<p>A rose by any other name would smell like vodka...or gin.<p>Coming to a liquor store near you.<p>Consider this your incentive to ditch the gin …

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Valkee, The Profitable Startup That Shines Lights Through Your Ears, Raises $9.7M

Valkee, the Finnish company that built a contraption that shines lights through your ear canals to treat seasonal affective disorder, closed $9.7 million in funding from current and new investors.<p>Beyond the ones that were already revealed last year like Finland’s Lifeline Ventures, Esther Dyson, …

Public Sculptures Look Like People Stuck in Trash Bins

Down in the Dumps is a public art series by UK-based artist Mark Roberts, aka Markrobla, that features figurative sculptures that look like people stuck in trash cans. Appearing to have dived head first into the public waste bins, the disembodied pair of legs lifelessly dangle in an awkward …

Microsoft's Xbox One E3 Press Conference

<i>Live blog begins at 9 PT/12 ET. Watch the press conference here.</i><p>We head into this year’s E3 in a rather odd position. Normally we’d all be waiting with bated breath for the start of a new console generation, as the event is where new systems tend to make their debut. But in order to get a jump on …

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare review

Changing genres mid-franchise is a tough sell, especially when you're taking a popular series and saying "screw it, we're making it a shooter!" …

Live from Microsoft's Xbox E3 2013 press conference - Polygon

Microsoft warned us that last month's Xbox One reveal was heavy on entertainment, while E3 would focus on the console's gaming ambitions. Here we are at E3, and we're expecting to learn more about Microsoft's 15 exclusive Xbox One games. But it's not all Xbox One. Expect to learn more about the …

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The Avett Brothers: Q&A at Governors Ball 2013

Potential Trayvon Martin case jurors get look at defendant George Zimmerman

Potential jurors in the George Zimmerman trial were questioned Monday about what they knew about the death of Trayvon Martin and whether they could keep an open mind about the case.<p>The first four jurors to be grilled had at least a passing knowledge of the deadly confrontation in Sanford, Fla., on …

Jessica McGillen, Grad Student, Maintains Her Pixie With Hotel Shampoo

One of our guilty pleasures while staying at a swanky hotel is to load up on hotel toiletries. We've scored some pretty amazing beauty products during recent vacations like Davines conditioner and Mario Badescu facial cleanser. So we couldn't help but let out a huge sigh of relief when graduate …

Inside The Immortality Business

Thanks to a small but devoted core of true believers and an infusion of Silicon Valley research funds, the once-revered, much-reviled science of cryopreservation may itself be coming back from the dead. Welcome to Alcor, where death is merely a temporary setback.

Finally! Let Go of the Desire to Know It All (and to Be in Control)

I never intended to be a historian of religion or a freelance writer. I dreamed of being a university professor and spending my life teaching English …

ScienceCasts: An Early Start for Noctilucent Clouds

How corals build their skeletons - Futurity

RUTGERS (US) — Scientist have described the process that allows corals to form skeletons, and …

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Blackberry Z10 Review (Verizon)

I’ve used and owned a wide variety of phones in my time, but never a Blackberry. That said, I can distinctly recall the early days of RIM. They made …

Marou, Faiseurs de Chocolat

Marou, Faiseurs de Chocolat is appealing at first for its sweet packaging, but even more so for what's inside. Two French chocolatiers, whose names together make Marou, created the first "bean to bar" single-origin chocolate company in Vietnam after a trip through the region in 2010. Using the …

HTC sends out Butterfly S and Desire 600 launch invitation in Taiwan

According to an invitation we received earlier today, HTC and Taiwanese carrier Chunghwa Telecom will be holding a joint event on June 19th to launch two devices locally: the already announced 4.5-inch, BoomSound-enabled Desire 600, along with a new Butterfly S. While no specs are mentioned here …

Stay away from meetings with iRobot Ava 500 telepresence bot

iRobot wants to help you stay away from work meetings, a sentiment we can all applaud.<p>Trundling along on the heels -- or wheels -- of its RP-VITA medical robot, the AVA 500 was introduced Monday by the company as an enterprise-grade telepresence robot.<p>Developed with Cisco's TelePresence technology, …

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Google’s Inroads For Waze Could Roadblock Facebook And Apple

In the ever-raging Map War, Google seems to be not only a first mover, but the boldest mover.<p>According to the Globes, an Israel-based publication, Google is reportedly set to acquire the Israeli transit and navigation company Waze for $1.3 billion, making it one of the larger Google acquisitions in …

Samsung announces the Galaxy Ace 3, a low-end LTE/3G smartphone

Samsung has announced another addition to its Galaxy range after it announced the Galaxy Ace 3, a new entry-level smartphone that will support LTE in certain markets.<p>Running Jelly Bean (Android 4.2) and powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor, the Ace 3 sports a 4-inch display and a 5-megapixel …

Shipments of smartphones, tablets, and oh yes, PCs, to top 1.7B

The world will see combined shipments of PCs, tablets, and smartphones rise past 1.7 billion next year. And more of those will be headed toward developing markets, research firm IDC said today.<p>Out of that 1.7 billion figure, 1 billion devices will end up in emerging markets. China, India, Brazil, …

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