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This Light-Up HAL 9000 USB Flash Drive Can't Sing, But Probably Won't Kill You Either

Master Replicas, makers of some of the finest lightsaber replicas in any galaxy, sadly closed its doors back in 2008. Last year, however, part of its original team opened Master Replicas Group, a new company that’s relaunching with a series of 2001: A Space Odyssey collectibles to start, including a flash drive based…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Tech, Robots, 2001 A Space Odyssey, 2001, Consumer Tech, Flash Drives, Hal 9000, Master Replicas Group


American Airlines Doesn't Want to Fly Migrant Children Separated From Their Families

'We have no desire to be associated with separating families, or worse, to profit from it'
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Giant telescope project before Hawaii Supreme Court again

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday in an appeal that could determine whether an embattled multi-nation telescope project can be built on a mountain Native Hawaiians consider sacred or have to move to a backup site in Spain’s Canary Islands that’s less desirable to scientists hoping to use the instrument for […]
Tags: Science, News, Spain, Ap, Canary Islands, Honolulu, Hawaii Supreme Court, Nation & World


Disney's Plan to Acquire Fox Is Back On, Thanks to a New $70 Billion Deal

A business saga almost worthy of its own summer comic book event might be getting close to its big finale. After a disruption in the form of a rival deal from Comcast, Disney and Fox have announced a renewed deal for the House of Mouse to merge most of Fox’s entertainment subsidiaries into its operations.Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Fox, Deadpool, Hulu, 20th Century Fox, 21st Century Fox, Marvel Studios, House of Mouse, X Men, Comcast Disney


NAU receives NSF collaborative grant to improve software used to manage biodiversity data

Led by the Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research, the project will create a new version of the Symbiota software which will increase the platform's digital specimen records, expand its use by researchers, improve sustainability and enrich education and outreach activities.
Tags: Science, NAU, Merriam Powell Center for Environmental Research


‘Electronic Skin’ Allows User of Prosthetic Hand to Feel Pain

Current prosthetic limbs aren’t yet capable of transmitting complex sensations like texture or pain to the user, but a recent breakthrough by scientists at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, in which a synthetic layer of skin on an artificial hand transmitted feelings of pain directly to the user, takes us one step…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Pain, Futurism, Touch, Assistive Devices, Cyborgs, Sensation, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Prosthesis, Artificial Limbs, Prosthetic Devices, Haptic Devices, Allows User of Prosthetic Hand


Official near-earth object plan will look into nuking asteroids and other ‘planetary defense missions’

Space is a big place, and mostly empty — but there’s no shortage of objects which, should they float our direction, could end life as we know it. A new national plan for detecting and handling such objects was proposed today, and it includes the possibility of nuclear strikes on the incoming asteroids and other “planetary defense missions.” The plan, revealed and discussed this morning, is far from a joke — it’s just that the scales these threats operate at necessarily elevates the discourse to ...
Tags: TC, Space, Hollywood, Science, Government, Tech, Nasa, Asteroids, Boulder, Shin Godzilla, Chelyabinsk, NEOWISE


Trump Backed Down, But the Crisis at the Border Is Far From Over

Donald Trump turned the machinery of the state on some of the world’s most vulnerable humans in the border humanitarian crisis
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Ames Laboratory's Ke Earns DOE Early Career Research Award

Ames Laboratory scientist Liqin Ke is one of 30 scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) national laboratories to be selected for funding as part of the DOE's Early Career Research Program.
Tags: Science, DOE, U S Department of Energy, Ames Laboratory, Liqin Ke


Ajit Pai Is Apparently a Comedy Vlogger Now

Telecom shill and FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is on some sort of Mark Zuckerberg-style tour of America’s heartland, and he’s uploaded his first vlog that he’s labeled as “comedy.”Read more...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Fcc, America, Clown, Ajit Pai


President Trump Says He'll 'Sign Something' to End Family Separations

President Donald Trump suddenly reversed himself, saying that he would end the practice of separating adults from children at the border.
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Could beef farmers reduce their methane emissions?

If we're not all going to go vegan overnight, what else can we do to reduce methane from cows?
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Four SLAC Scientists Awarded Prestigious DOE Early Career Research Grants

Four scientists at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory will receive Early Career Research Program awards for research that's developing new ways to study fundamental particles with machine learning and study nanoscale objects and quantum materials with powerful X-ray laser beams.
Tags: Science, Department Of Energy, SLAC, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Early Career Research Program, DOE Early Career Research Grants


Disney, Do You Really Want to Give Rupert Murdoch More Money Right Now?

At a time when we’re seeing more and more companies attempting to avoid soiling themselves with the stench of the belching Trump machine, Disney is actively trying to give Fox News founder Rupert Murdoch more billions. It’s a gutsy move in the age of boycotts, and it shows how shallow Disney’s carefully crafted …Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Fox, Fox News, Propaganda, Rupert Murdoch, Merger, Trump, Collaborators


T-Mobile Adviser Mocks 10-Year-Old With Down Syndrome Seized at U.S. Border

During a heated televised debate Tuesday evening, a T-Mobile adviser and disgraced former Trump campaign employee derided a 10-year-old child with Down Syndrome while defending the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents at the U.S.–Mexico border.Read more...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Trump, T Mobile, Corey Lewandowski, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Hey You Hired Him


Save $15 On Almost Any $75 eBay Order, Today Only

It’s not quite as enticing as some other eBay sitewide deals, but today’s $15 off $75 offer (with promo code PSUPERSUMMER) still is still worth a look. Unfortunately, it excludes game consoles and laptops, in addition to the usual gift cards and paper money, so no discounted Nintendo Switches this time.Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Ebay, Nintendo, eBay Deals


'He Might Change His Mind in Minutes or Hours.' Migrant Mothers React to Trump Ending Border Separations

One woman hadn't seen her son in more than a month.
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New 'E-Dermis' Brings Sense of Touch, Pain to Prosthetic Hands

Engineers have created an electronic skin that, when layered on top of prosthetic hands, can restore a sense of touch through the fingertips.
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Scientists Found Something Very Wrong With Jurassic Park's T. Rex Licking Scene

'Tongues are often overlooked.'
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Solar tower exposes materials to intense heat to test thermal response

Sandia National Laboratories is using its solar tower to help assess the impact of extreme temperature changes on materials.The tests, now in their second year, take advantage of the ability of Sandia's National Solar Thermal Test Facility to simulate a very rapid increase in temperature followed by an equally rapid decrease. The testing is for the Air Force and will continue for at least another year.
Tags: Science, Air Force, Sandia, Sandia National Laboratories


Hawaiians Blame Misunderstanding of Volcano and 'Doomsday' Headlines for Big Drop in Tourism

Kilauea's lava flow encompasses only 9.5 square miles on an island the size of Rhode Island and Delaware combined
Tags: Science, Volcano, Kilauea, Rhode Island, Delaware


Scientists Go to Great Heights to Understand Changes in Earth's Atmosphere

Human activities have impacted the Earth's atmosphere over time. To better understand the impact of the human biogeochemical footprint on Earth, scientists at the University of California San Diego are literally climbing mountains to study the planet's sulfur cycle--an agent in cardiovascular fitness and other human health benefits and resources.
Tags: Science, Earth, University Of California San Diego, Great Heights


Wednesday's Best Deals: Logitech Sale, Instant Pot Ultra Mini, Boxer Briefs, and More

Find a one-day Logitech sale, the small kitchen-friendly Instant Pot Ultra mini, boxer briefs perfect for the summer heat, and more of today’s best deals from around the web.Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Logitech


The Handmaid's Tale Reminds Us How Shitty It Is to Take Children From Their Parents

Hey, white women, was the end of this week’s The Handmaid’s Tale episode hard to watch? Do something. Call your representatives. Donate to several organizations. Attend marches on June 30.Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, Hulu, TV Recap, The Handmaids Tale


Terminator 6 Set Photos Reveal Our First Look at Sarah Connor's Triumphant Return

New set pictures from the next Terminator give us our first look at Linda Hamilton back in action. Zachary Quinto offers a brief hint on the next Star Trek film. George Clooney could direct a new scifi movie. Plus, Swamp Thing casting rumors, and Cheo Hodari Coker on the villains of Luke Cage season two. Spoilers,…Read more...
Tags: Echo, Science, The Walking Dead, Humans, Westworld, George Clooney, Luke Cage, The Originals, The 100, Zachary Quinto, Sarah Connor, Linda Hamilton, Swamp Thing, Wynonna Earp, Cheo Hodari Coker, Star Trek 4


Sense Like a Shark: Saltwater-Submersible Films

A nickelate thin film senses electric field changes analogous to the electroreception sensing organ in sharks, which detects the bioelectric fields of prey.
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Twitter Is Punishing Users Who Tweeted Our Stephen Miller Story

This morning, Splinter published the personal cell phone number of White House adviser Stephen Miller, an official so monstrous as to reportedly find humor in the disturbing images of child immigrants separated from their undocumented parents.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, White House, Donald Trump, Stephen Miller


Truepic raises $8M to expose Deepfakes, verify photos for Reddit

How can you be sure an image wasn’t Photoshopped? Make sure it was shot with Truepic. This startup makes a camera feature that shoots photos and adds a watermark URL leading to a copy of the image it saves, so viewers can compare them to ensure the version they’re seeing hasn’t been altered. Now Truepic’s technology is getting its most important deployment yet as the way Reddit will verify that Ask Me Anything Q&As are being conducted live by the actual person advertised — oftentimes a celebr...
Tags: Startups, TC, Apps, Science, Tech, Wiki, Reddit, Airbnb, Blockchain, Sdk, Oslo, Reuters, Ama, Syrian American Medical Society, Reddit AMA, Human Rights Foundation


Defying Gravity: FSU Professor's Work to Be Conducted at International Space Station

A Florida State University professor's latest experiments will take place far above the Earth when astronauts at the International Space Station begin working with FSU on what's called a chemical garden.
Tags: Science, Earth, International Space Station, Florida State University, FSU


PPPL Physicists Aim to Unlock Mysteries of Fusion with Early Career Research Awards

Article describes PPPL winner of DOE Early Career Awards.
Tags: Science, PPPL, Early Career Research Awards



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