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Dutch Designer Builds New Karma Go To Take Wi-Fi Everywhere (Sponsored) - The Fox Is Black

Karma was founded by a graphic designer and his Dutch friends, frustrated with the constant headache of connecting to the internet during frequent …

The Anonymous Gods Of Google Street View

Does a statue deserve the same privacy as a human? Google’s algorithms seem to think so.<p>When one of Google’s ladybug-like Street View cars goes a-roaming, it inevitably passes all sorts of people walking down the streets. What keeps these bystanders anonymous is one of the search giant’s trademark …

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Bright Idea! Nobel Prize in Physics Celebrates Blue Light Diodes

An American physicist and two Japanese colleagues shared the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for creating light-emitting diodes that shine in blue wavelengths — a crucial invention that filled out the spectrum for LEDs.<p>The Nobel committee said the innovation "has enabled bright and energy-saving …

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3 Ways Travel Will Be Completely Different In 2024

Travel booking site Skyscanner released a report earlier this year predicting what travel will be like in 2024.<p>To compile the report, Skyscanner teamed up with 56 experts to analyze and present the breakthrough technologies and exciting new destinations that will shape the global travel industry …

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16 Apps to Help You Read on the Move

From books and magazines, to op-eds and reviews, if the digital onslaught has been responsible for anything, it’s been for delivering a myriad of content. Oftentimes, way too much content, in fact.<p>But where problems lie, solutions normally follow, so here’s a quick snapshot of some of the best apps …

The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

Hello! Here's what you need to know for Wednesday.<p><b>1. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the US.</b> The male patient, who contracted the virus on a recent visit to Liberia, is being treated at a Dallas hospital.<p><b>2. Pro-democracy protests in</b> …

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Student Slips Over Border, Spreads Ebola to Senegal

A university student infected with Ebola evaded health surveillance for weeks as he slipped into Senegal, carrying the deadly virus to a fifth West African nation. The incident illustrates how quarantines, border closures and flight bans can fail to contain outbreaks, experts say. The student from …

Disease

Sweden discovers suspected case of Ebola, official says

The individual is only suspected of having the Ebola virus and is being held in isolation<p>A suspected case of the Ebola virus has been discovered in the Swedish capital Stockholm, a local official told AFP on Sunday.<p>"So far it's just a suspected case," the official said, without giving more …

The iWatch Won't Be What You Expect it to Be

They say that the only thing we learn from history is that we never learn anything from history.<p>With the highly anticipated and expected launch of the ‘iWatch’ (or whatever it ends up being called) next week, everybody has an idea of what to expect, and competitors are already rushing products to …

Scientists Are Zapping the Brain to Enhance Memory

New research shows transcranial magnetic stimulation on the surface of the brain can affect regions deep within.<p><b>It's a decade-old technology that still sounds</b> like the future: TMS, or transcranial magnetic stimulation, is a method of directing magnetic currents through the skull and onto the …

Scientists are recording the sound of the whole planet

In a few weeks, sensors in Indiana will go online that will record, in the words of Bryan Pijanowski, every sound the Earth makes. The array of microphones, geophones, and barometric gauges will run for a year, taping everything from the songs of birds arriving in the spring to the vibrations of …

Supersize Your DIY Computing With Tiny Titan

Mmm, cores of Raspberry Pis.<p>Oak Ridge National Laboratory is most famously home to the Titan supercomputer, capable of performing more than 20 quadrillion calculations every second. But the lab also houses the lesser known “Tiny Titan,” whose nine processing units, or “cores,” are made from …

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A Quiet Day in Wonderland by Nikita Gill

London-based photographer and digital artist, Nikita Gill, transports viewers to a picturesque world that totters the boundary between reality and fantasy. <i>A Quiet Day in Wonderland</i>, Gill's whimsical series, revolves around the course of a day in the mythical land, and beautifully merges photography …

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Stunning Minimalist Kitchen Features an Innovative Hi-Tech Island

The LEAF kitchen by Dutch company Culimaat High End Kitchens is a modern room that's inspired by nature. Its clean, minimalist aesthetic is accented by the stunning island in the center. Designers didn't follow conventional geometric forms and instead opted for a rounded, organic shape that, in …

Kitchens

Our weird robot apocalypse: How paper clips could bring about the end of the world

If you dread a robot revolt, stop worrying about killer computers, and start worrying about … paper clips?<p>Nick Bostrom is explaining to me how superintelligent AIs could destroy the human race by producing too many paper clips.<p>It's not a joke. Bostrom, the director of the Future of Humanity …

Knife falls from sky into Chinese man's head

A five-inch kitchen knife falls from the sky and enters the head of 57-year-old man in Sichuan province<p>Last Thursday morning, 57-year-old Xiao Yunzhi was taking a stroll in his home town of Guangyuan, Sichuan province, when his head started feeling strangely heavy.<p>But it was only when the local …