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Ox, the truck that can be packed flat like Ikea furniture, is headed to pre-production

Thanks to a partnership with Shell<p>The Ox, a slab-sided, flatpack vehicle designed to bring mobility to the developing world, just took one step closer to reality. Oil giant Shell announced recently that it would commission a pre-production prototype of the Ox that it will then bring to India to …

Furniture

Nintendo Labo review

I’m here to tell you first-hand: Nintendo Labo is no joke. I’m a grown-up human person, who has spent many hours of his life building things: office furniture, websites, a model of the Batmobile from the 1989 Tim Burton movie. In the fourth grade, I attempted to build Mission Santa Barbara out of …

DWP sent Windrush pensioner £33,000 bill for disability benefits

A Windrush pensioner who has lived in Britain for 62 years was landed with a bill of more than £33,000 from the government for past disability benefits and threatened with deportation.<p>Valerie Baker, 66, came to Britain from Jamaica as a four-year-old in 1955 on her aunt’s passport. Her mother and …

Windrush

Apple continues open source campaign by releasing FoundationDB on GitHub

Acquired by Apple in 2015, the FoundationDB database architecture has officially gone open source, the company announced today. It’s the latest move by Apple to open more of its non-secret software initiatives to public contributions, following earlier moves with its Swift programming language, …

Ubiquitous Computing

Windrush generation tell of holidays that led to exile and heartbreak

One man was stranded abroad for 21 months, while another missed his mother’s funeral<p>When Leighton Joseph Robinson, 58, went to Jamaica for his 50th birthday, it was the first time he had been back to the Caribbean since arriving in Britain aged six. But what was supposed to be a once in a lifetime …

Windrush

Man who lost job over immigration status has right to be in UK confirmed

Case of Michael Braithwaite, who has lived in UK since 1961, was expedited after media exposure<p>Michael Braithwaite, the special needs teaching assistant who lost his job after being classified as an illegal immigrant, collected documents on Wednesday confirming his right to be in the UK, papers …

United Kingdom

The shameful Windrush saga has struck fear into EU nationals’ hearts

The government has shown itself to be incompetent and untrustworthy. EU citizens in the UK are in danger too<p>When even the Daily Mail – usually the anti-immigration cheerleader – lambasts the government for mistreating immigrants, calling it a “fiasco that shames Britain”, it is clear that the …

Windrush

Scientists create mutant enzymes that eat plastic bottles

A possible solution to the world's plastic pollution problem was created by accident.<p>Mutants exist and they're helping to save the planet.<p>OK, not <i>those</i> kinds of mutants. But these are equally cool.<p>An international team of scientists has created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drink bottles, …

Pollution

Mud near this small Japanese island could change the global economy

<b>(CNN) —</b> A small island in the Pacific Ocean is the site of a huge discovery that could change Japan's economic future. How huge? One economist called it a "game changer." The researchers who helped find it said it had "tremendous potential."<p>It's mud. A whole bunch of mud -- an estimated 16 million …

Rare Earth

Controlling girlfriend 'first woman convicted' of new domestic abuse offence

A university graduate is believed to be the first woman convicted under new domestic abuse laws after scalding her boyfriend with boiling water, stabbing him and keeping food from him.<p>Jordan Worth, 22, banned her partner from their bed, decided what clothes he could wear, isolated him from friends …

Crime

New ‘high definition’ vinyl promises longer playing time and louder, clearer audio

Coming in 2019<p>Austria-based startup Rebeat Innovation has just received $4.8 million in funding for a new way of manufacturing records called “high definition vinyl,” according to <i>Pitchfork</i>. The process, the patent for which was originally filed in 2016, claims to allow for records with longer …

Audiophile

Here's Even More Evidence That Hand Dryers Are Pretty Disgusting

A new study found that they're actually blowing bacteria onto your hands. Gross!<p>Bad news, everybody. It looks like bathroom hand dryers, while more environmentally friendly than paper towels, might actually be pretty disgusting. Back in 2016, a study found that those fancy Dyson air dryers spread …

Research

If you love staying up late and sleeping in, doing otherwise might actually hurt your health

Here’s one more way our modern sleep schedules might be killing us.<p>Night owls might get a rap for staying up too late watching Netflix or getting lost in meme spirals on the web, but it’s not all fun and games. Study after study shows the later you sleep and rise, the more likely you are to develop …

Sleep

Web standard brings password-free sign-ins to virtually any site

Tech companies have been trying to do away with web passwords for years, but now it looks like they've reached a key milestone. The FIDO Alliance and W3C have launched a Web Authentication standard that makes it easier to offer truly unique encryption credentials for each site. That, in turn, lets …

Google Chrome

Future AI may hallucinate and get depressed -- just like the rest of us

Scientists believe the introduction of a hormone-like system, such as the one found in the human brain, could give AI the ability to reason and make decisions like people do. Recent research indicates human emotion, to a certain extent, is the byproduct of learning. And that means machines may have …

Machine Learning

This custom-built tiny house is big on interior design

Washington-based company Handcrafted Movement is making quite the name for itself with custom-made tiny homes. The company’s latest micro dwelling — …

Interior Design

Fox News host Howard Kurtz hits back at AP over incorrect graphic story

Graphic showing poll result on trust was shown out of sequence Kurtz points out on Facebook numbers were used later on in show<p>Fox News host Howard Kurtz said on Monday that a graphic showing the station lagging other cable news networks in trustworthiness was taken down during his show because it …

Fake News

Neither Bolton, nor Trump is the real problem

Bad as Bolton is, he is not the problem. Bad as Trump is, he's not the problem. The problem is 'them' - Republicans.<p>John Bolton is back!<p>Bolton is ridiculously bad. But the key two words in the above sentence are not his name, they are "is back".<p>Bad as Bolton is, he is not the problem. Bad as Donald …

Donald Trump

How Elon Musk's big Tesla battery is changing Australia's power landscape

The world's biggest lithium-ion battery — built by tech billionaire Elon Musk's company Tesla last year — has survived its first summer in South …

Wind Power

Puigdemont pide al salir de prisión diálogo y tilda de "vergüenza" para Europa tener "presos políticos"

NEUMÜNSTER (ALEMANIA), 6 Abr. (EP/DPA) -<p><b>ÚLTIMAS NOTICIAS SOBRE LA SALIDA DE PUIGDEMONT DE LA CÁRCEL</b><p>El expresidente de la Generalitat Carles …

There's one magic substance that will help with America's gut problems

Because you're almost certainly not getting enough of it.<p>You've probably been told you should eat more fiber. But despite a broad-spectrum recommendation for the roughage, researchers can’t say for certain why it’s so good for us, what diseases it actually helps prevent, or how exactly we should …

Nutrition

'I have no thought of escaping': inside the Brazilian prisons with no guards

In a country where jails are seen as ticking timebombs, a system of self-rule among inmates has proved a striking success<p>Renato Da Silva Junior harbours ambitions of becoming a lawyer. There is just one obstacle: he is a quarter of the way through serving a 20-year jail sentence for murder.<p>“My …

Costa Rica

A New Way to Dispose of Corpses—With Chemistry!

The Resomator stands monolithic in the corner of a room on the ground floor of a building at UCLA. It’s as sterile as a hospital in here, but every …

War

Explorations in Markov Chain Monte Carlo – comparing results from MCMCglmm and lme4

Written by: Josh Rosenberg<p>Primary Source: Joshua M. Rosenberg, March 26, 2018<p>I’ve been interested in Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) for a little …

Algorithms

Google’s TensorFlow AI framework adds Swift and JavaScript support

Google today unveiled a slew of updates to its popular TensorFlow machine learning framework to make it useful for a wider variety of developers and give data scientists new ways to get started building AI models.<p>TensorFlow is one of the most popular programming frameworks developers can use to set …

Machine Learning

Moment lenses — the DSLR killer?

I travel with a Canon DSLR and two primes, a 35mm f1.4 and an 85mm f1.2 (endearingly nicknamed, “the fat kid”). Switching lenses is cumbersome and not ideal in certain environments, like a Saigon street market, densely crowded with vendors, tourists and thieves.<p>After lugging this camera kit through …

Mobile Photography

This galaxy without dark matter is bending the rules of space

The complexities of space are pretty mind-boggling, but there are a handful of accepted theories on which scientists base their research. Space is a vacuum, for example, while a light-year is about 5.88 trillion miles. So researchers at Yale University were understandably shocked when they …

Dark Matter

iPhone is made in America, Tim Cook insists

It clearly makes Tim Cook angry that people think the iPhone is made in China. “It’s not true that iPhone isn’t built in the United States,” Apple’s CEO said today.<p>The design work definitely happens in the United States. However, Cook points out that Apple suppliers produce many components in this …

North Carolina

Meet the ‘Lady Gaga of Mathematics’ helming France’s AI task force

A spider brooch-wearing mathematician<p>On a crisp Saturday morning in Orsay, a southwestern suburb of Paris with some 16,500 inhabitants, the rue de Paris was bustling. But while many residents were doing their usual weekend shopping at the fishmonger or the butcher shop, further up the street, in a …

Artificial Intelligence

How badly designed electronic health records can put patients in danger

An analysis of safety hazards in Pennsylvania and the mid-Atlantic found medical errors linked to electronic health records<p>The clunky interfaces of electronic health records aren’t just a pain for clinicians to work with — they can also occasionally endanger patients, new research says.<p>A team of …

Health Care