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Nature videos help keep inmates from getting wild

It’s already been documented that time spent in nature can relieve psychological stress. However, what if you’re somewhere where you can’t access nature directly … somewhere such as a maximum security prison? Well, it turns out that even watching videos

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Machine learning and “molecular Tinder” may change the game for OLED screens

 To say there are a lot of molecules out there is kind of an understatement. So searching for one or two in particular is like looking for a needle in a galaxy-spanning haystack. Fortunately, the science of machine learning and

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Rackspace sells Cloud Sites unit to Liquid Web

 Rumors have been flying for over a week that Rackspace was for sale, but today instead of the whole kit and kaboodle, the company announced it was selling its Cloud Sites web hosting unit to Liquid Web. The fact that Liquid Web

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Lithium-air batteries are getting safer, cheaper, and longer-lasting

Packing plenty of energy in a small and light package, lithium-air batteries are a promising candidate for the battery of tomorrow: however, in their current state, these cells are still too complex, inefficient, and short-lived to be practical. Now, researchers

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Lithium-air batteries are getting safer, cheaper, and longer-lasting

Packing plenty of energy in a small and light package, lithium-air batteries are a promising candidate for the battery of tomorrow: however, in their current state, these cells are still too complex, inefficient, and short-lived to be practical. Now, researchers

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Addressing the STEM skills gap in UK

UK’s Science and Technology Committee recently published a report stating that the digital skills gap is costing the UK economy £63 billion a year in lost GDP. It’s a time of turbulent change, both politically and economically and fostering home

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Are we looking for Martian life in all the wrong places?

A new study suggests that we may be searching in the wrong place for signs of life on Mars, when we examine rocks excavated by meteor impacts for organic compounds. The research could allow space agencies to select landing sites

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Are we looking for Martian life in all the wrong places?

A new study suggests that we may be searching in the wrong place for signs of life on Mars, when we examine rocks excavated by meteor impacts for organic compounds. The research could allow space agencies to select landing sites

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SteelSeries unveils Siberia 840 Bluetooth Gaming Headset for PC, Mac, consoles, and mobile

Gaming headsets are rather curious products. As the name implies, they are designed for chatting during gaming, but in reality, they are so much more. Actually, many of them can be used for non-gaming communication, such as on Skype, plus listening

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Hulu ends its ad-supported free streaming

The age of free Hulu is over. The ad-supported side of the streaming video service is being killed off, and anyone who is currently making use of the free option will be moved to a free trial of a full

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Teclast H30: Attractive entry-level fitness band [Review]

Fitness bands are great for keeping track of your physical activity, calorie burn or sleep quality. What makes them especially appealing is the lower barrier of entry when compared to other wearables — smartwatches in particular — that can perform similar tasks.

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Let’s rock and roll in Columbus on Wednesday

 I’ll be in Columbus, Ohio, on Wednesday, August 10, to hold a night of pitches and open mic shenanigans so bring your guitar and pitch deck. The event will be at O’Toole’s 4796 W Broad St, right off I-270. We’ll

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The Apple Maps launch fiasco led to the iOS public beta program

 In an interview with Fast Company, Apple executives looked back at the launch of the Maps app and its current state. The company has been hard at work on improving the mapping app, and it’s interesting to see the learnings

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Casio’s new camera shoots 360-degree footage, if you have two

Casio has revealed the latest version of its quirky but rugged split-in-two camera, the EX-FR200. As with previous models like the EX-FR10, the controller screen and lens module can be separated to allow more versatile shooting. However, this time, users

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Casio’s new camera shoots 360-degree footage, if you have two

Casio has revealed the latest version of its quirky but rugged split-in-two camera, the EX-FR200. As with previous models like the EX-FR10, the controller screen and lens module can be separated to allow more versatile shooting. However, this time, users

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update causing big problems for many users

The latest version of Windows 10 has undergone rigorous testing at the hands of Windows Insiders, but with so many different configurations of PCs it was inevitable that some users would encounter problems following the update. I’ve personally experienced a

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Duplicacy is a professional cloud backup tool

Duplicacy is a free-for-personal-use cross-platform backup tool with a stack of professional features. There’s support for backing up to Dropbox, Amazon S3, Backblaze, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Storage, as well as any SFTP server or your own local disk.

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Music Box tiny house hits the right note

With its easily-identifiable design language and focus on fine craftsmanship, Olympia, Washington’s Zyl Vardos has carved a nice little niche for itself in the tiny house scene. The firm’s latest build, the Music Box tiny house, turns up the charm

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Music Box tiny house hits the right note

With its easily-identifiable design language and focus on fine craftsmanship, Olympia, Washington’s Zyl Vardos has carved a nice little niche for itself in the tiny house scene. The firm’s latest build, the Music Box tiny house, turns up the charm

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"Genetic instruction manual" may unlock human limb regeneration

Humans can regrow hair, nails, skin and some tissue after its cut or damaged, but we can only look on in envy as the humble axolotl fully regenerates its arms, legs, tail and even sections of its spinal cord. Scientists

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