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lundi 18 mars 2019, 18:59
A year ago, smarting over public criticism of its role in promoting division and stoking racism, Facebook announced a major shift in its newsfeed algorithm which would downrank posts from media organizations and uprank the things sent by your friends on the network, in the...
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A new study suggests that humans can subconsciously sense Earth's magnetic field. While this capability, called magnetoreception, is well known in birds and fish, there is now evidence that our brains are also sensitive to magnetic fields. The researchers from Caltech and...
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The funny folks at Squirrel Monkey made a fantasy promotional video for a computer that never existed, called the DC 640. It had a number of cutting edge features, including a built-in LED alarm clock, an FM transmitter (for data and voice communication), and a solderless...
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On March 13, the driver of a Ryder truck missed multiple warnings signs and ran into infamous 'can-opener' bridge in Durham, NC. People have been offering solutions for this problematic bridge for years, but there doesn't seem to one that will take care of the problem. What...
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Ponden Hall, a nine bedroom house in Stanbury, West Yorkshire, England, is considered to be the inspiration for Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights and sister Anne's Wildfell Hall. The Brontës spent a great deal of time on the property in the early 1800s. Now it could be...
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An 18-year-old high school senior is suing the Northern Kentucky Health Department for banning him from school and sports during a chicken pox outbreak. He refuses to get vaccinated because of his 'Christian faith,' so the Health Department refuses to let him attend school...
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Daren Schwenke's 3D printed blooming rose embeds a capacitive touch sensor -- a magnetic wire -- in one of the leaves, which trips an Arduino-controlled actuator that changes the rose's lighting and causes the petals -- 3D printed and then shaped over a hot chandelier bulb...
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I-Wei Huang (aka Crabfu) makes all sorts of cool steam-powered mini-robots. In this video, he explains how he made a walking robot.
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(VIDEO LINK) Michael Hearst, composer of the classic 'Songs for Ice Cream Trucks' and author of the excellent Unusual Creatures, shares this delightful video of seemingly quite dangerous rides at Coney Island in the 1930s and 1940s. These sanctioned affronts to safety...
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Everyone I know is on a sourdough kick. My sister was talking some stuff she learned in a class, so I took these photos to show her what 'waking up the starter' means to me. When I took my starter out of the fridge and looked in the crock I saw a deep pool of hooch. It...
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In 2009, the bipartisan HITECH Act pledged $36 billion to subsidize the adoption of Electronic Health Records throughout America's fragmented, profit-driven health system, promising that the system would modernize American health care, save $80 billion (and countless lives), ...
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Pioneering psychonaut Ralph Metzner who co-led the seminal psychedelic research at Harvard University in the early 1960s with Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert (Ram Dass) and co-authored The Psychedelic Experience, has died at age 82. (Above image, Metzner at left with...
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'Consciousness is what allows us to be aware of both our surroundings and our own inner state.' In the first of a three part video series, 'Kruzgesagt - In a Nutshell' examines 'how unaware things come aware.' Stay tuned for theories of consciousness that of course may be as ...
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Police are hunting for a gunman who shot at least four passengers on a train in Utrecht, killing three of them, then fled. BBC: Police say the gunman is still at large. Trains and trams have stopped running and schools have been asked to keep their doors closed....
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Android tablets being crummy and Microsoft ones being dismembered laptops, it's nice that Apple's unexpectedly announced new models of its aging iPad Mini and iPad Air. The 10.5' iPad Air weighs one pound and starts at $499, while the 7.9' iPad Mini has pencil support, an...
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Hitting them with 'Throughout' first is pretty sadistic. But that they stumble on 'choir' suggests that they are hamming it up, un peu?
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The Wall Street Journal reports that the U.S. Department of Transportation has launched an investigation into the Federal Aviation Administration's approval of Boeing's 737 MAX jets. Two of the new airliners crashed in similar circumstances, killing hundreds of passengers,...
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Ed and Jim's investigation into the 1990's comic book speculation boom and bust continues! In this issue: *The second wave of Image Comics creators is officially upon us with the release of Darker Image issue 1. *Cartoonist Lea Hernandez drops some knowledge about the trials ...
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It's been a year since the music links on Myspace stopped working; at first the company insisted that they were working on it, but now they've admitted that all those files are lost: 'As a result of a server migration project, any photos, videos, and audio files you uploaded ...
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Property developers in London built more than 1,900 luxury flats in 2018, the majority of which have so far failed to sell; all told, there are 3,000 luxury flats on the market, a high-water mark for a city whose property market was hijacked by offshore oligarchs and...
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