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USEFUL STUFF SATURDAY

25th June 2016

CaraBoat – A Trailerable Houseboat.

Sweepovac.

PizzaDome.

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Clinton IT Aide Answered Zero Questions in Deposition

23rd June 2016

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A former IT expert who was previously responsible for Hillary Clinton’s private email server answered virtually no questions during a roughly 90-minute deposition as part of an open records lawsuit this week.

Aside from stating his name and saying three times that he understood procedural rules of the sworn-oath interview, Bryan Pagliano declined to say a single word other than to plead his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.

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First Picture of China’s Secretive New Submarine, the Type 093B

23rd June 2016

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The Type 093B “Shang” nuclear attack submarine is quiet, fast and the first Chinese combat submarine to be able to fire vertically launched cruise missiles. The United States Defense Department believes that three Type 093B SSNs were launched in 2015, and may enter service later this year. The original two Type 093 SSNs, launched nearly 15 years ago, were plagued by noisy reactors and propulsion systems, especially at high speeds, which limited their combat utility by making them highly detectable to enemy anti-submarine efforts. The Type 093B, in contrast, uses advances in Chinese metallurgy and reactor design to make a more quiet submarine. Experts place its stealthiness between that of the USN Los Angeles Flight I and Flight III SSNs.

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Lamborghini Is Forging Ahead With Forged Carbon Fiber; We Visit Their U.S.-Based Lab

23rd June 2016

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Thirty-five years ago, McLaren revolutionized both motorsports and the car world at large. Drawing on lessons learned from aerospace, McLaren introduced the first Formula 1 racer with a carbon-fiber-composite (CFC) tub in place of a bonded and riveted sheet-aluminum structure. The success of that venture in turn enabled the aptly named McLaren F1 sports car, which had a molded CFC monocoque serving as its passenger cabin and structural core.

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First Brexit, Now ‘Frexit’?

22nd June 2016

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In an interview on Tuesday, Marine Le Pen, leader of the French far-right National Front, reiterated her pledge to hold a referendum on France’s membership in the European Union within six months of winning the country’s presidency, should she succeed in doing so in next year’s presidential election. Echoing the rhetoric of Nigel Farage, the star of the Brexit referendum, she hit all the classic anti-EU points — it’s “totalitarian,” prevents member countries’ from controlling immigration levels, and causes the high unemployment and low growth that has beset the French economy.

Not a likely prospect, in my view. The classical European Right has never really swung all that much weight in France.

Le Pen’s call for a referendum doesn’t come out of left field:  Euroscepticism is even stronger in France than it is in Britain — and, in fact, anywhere in Europe except Greece. That’s the gist of a recent Pew poll that found that 61 percent of French people view the EU unfavorably. In most of core Europe — Britain, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands — that figure hovers in the upper forties. The Eurosceptic politics that have enjoyed so much success in Britain might face brighter prospects in France; France, and not Britain, might be the ticking time bomb at the heart of the European project. Britain is expendable — if it goes, the EU could continue on, maybe better off than it was before. But the EU is, at its heart, a relationship between France and Germany; “Frexit” would be an existential crisis.

France is, with Germany, the core of the ‘New Europe’, and doesn’t have the we’re-not-really-European cultural streak that Britain does. If France left, of course, the European Union would pretty much disintegrate. But a united Europe (under French domination, of course) has been a cornerstone of French public policy since the end of World War II, and I don’t see that weakening very much. But these are interesting times.

 

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Brown Bears Use ‘Human Shield’ to Protect Their Cubs

22nd June 2016

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It’s in National Geographic so it must be true.

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How to Remove an Arrow Properly

21st June 2016

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Arrow-heads were secured to the shaft using gut, which would begin to loosen when it got wet – such as from your blood soaking into it. This meant that yanking on the shaft was likely to rip the head free and leave it in the body. Once detached from the shaft, locating and removing the head was much harder and caused more trauma to the wounded.

Just in case you were wondering. I know I was.

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Deployable Mobile Tire Spikes Could Stop You in Your Tracks

21st June 2016

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Car chases of the future may be a lot shorter if MobileSpike gets its way. The startup firm is developing a deployable tire spike system that will allow police to get up close to a perpetrator’s car and quickly flatten its tires.

MobileSpike won’t require officers to plan ahead by throwing spikes out on the street in the hopes that the bad guy doesn’t change his or her path. The system is integrated into a push bar on the front bumper of a police car. At the press of a button, the hydraulic system shoots out an arm that extends several feet outside the vehicle. Mounted to the end of the arm is a spike strip ready to shred the tires of a perpetrator’s car.

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The True Story of Medical Books Bound in Human Skin

20th June 2016

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It’s more interesting than Yet Another Thing About Trump.

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Man Builds 100mpg Engine Using 200-Year-Old Technology

19th June 2016

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Prediction: It will go precisely nowhere.

Josh “Mac” MacDowell of San Antonio Texas had a brilliant idea. He took a Stirling engine, a type of engine developed 200 years ago, and added some 21st-century technology to it. The result is a hybrid electric car so efficient that you never have to stop to recharge, reports Houston’s KHOU11.

The centerpiece of MacDowell’s innovation is the Stirling engine, which was created in 1816. The closed-cycle air engine uses the expansion of hot air and the compression of cold air to generate the power needed to drive an engine. Unlike steam engines which utilize a similar principal, the Stirling engine has an internal regenerative heat exchanger that keeps the hot and cold air at the correct temperature. This recycling feature boosts the engine’s efficiency to a whopping 50 percent. For comparison, a standard internal combustion engine operates only at 14 percent efficiency.

More (with video) here.

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West Point Cadets Are Shooting Down Drones With Cyber Rifles

19th June 2016

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I’m glad somebody is.

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Medieval Cooking Tips

19th June 2016

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One of the largest and most interesting medieval cookbooks is the The Book of Dishes, written in 10th-century Baghdad by Ibn Sayyar al-Warraq. His work covers a wide number of topics, from good table manners to the health benefits of all types of foods and drinks. There are over 600 recipes in this text, ranging from honey beer to ribs. Here are ten medieval cooking tips from al-Warraq.

Sometimes the old ways are best.

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USEFUL STUFF SATURDAY

18th June 2016

Hammaka Trailer Hitch Stand.

Weed Killing Steamer. Actually, the most efficient way of getting rid of weeds is inviting a bunch of herbalists over to graze.

Spiky Massage Balls. No, it’s not what you think.

3M Sanding Sponge. One of the most useful tools ever invented.

Bellini Kitchen Master.

Duralex glassware.

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All-Black Superyacht

17th June 2016

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Oh, Lordy, do I want one of these….

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‘I Was in Trouble’: Beer Can and Bears Save Mushroom Picker From Hungry Wolf

17th June 2016

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An amazing story.

Barnaby is still kicking herself for not bringing her gun into the bush, calling it a “huge mistake.”

“Don’t do what I did. Don’t go without your gun,” she says. “Anything can happen.

“If I had had that gun, it would’ve been a very short situation.”

Don’t tell that to Obama.

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Ships Have Gotten Too Big

16th June 2016

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In December, the quarter-mile-long Benjamin Franklin became the largest cargo ship ever to dock at a U.S. port. Five more mega-vessels were supposed to follow, creating a trans-Pacific shipping juggernaut by the end of May. But thanks to a massive miscalculation on the part of the fleet’s owner — there’s not enough demand for all that shipping — the Benjamin Franklin made its last U.S. port visit a few weeks ago.

It was an ignominious end to an overly ambitious plan. But it shouldn’t have been a surprise. The shipping industry is struggling through its worst recession in half a century, and that icon of globalization — the mega-container ship — is a major part of the problem. With global growth and trade still sluggish, and the benefits of sailing and docking big boats diminishing with each new generation, ship owners are belatedly realizing that bigger isn’t better.

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Gun Sales Surge Among Gays, Lesbians After Orlando Shooting

15th June 2016

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And who could blame them? The government, of course, wants them defenseless.

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Mongolia Is Changing All Its Addresses to Three-Word Phrases

14th June 2016

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English three-word phrases. How cool is that?

The new system is devised by a British startup called What3Words, which has assigned a three-word phrase to every point on the globe. The system is designed to solve the an often-ignored problem of 75% of the earth’s population, an estimated 4 billion people, who have no address for mailing purposes, making it difficult to open a bank account, get a delivery, or be reached in an emergency. In What3Words’ system, the idea is that a series of words is easier to remember than the strings of number that make up GPS coordinates. Each unique phrase corresponds to a specific 9-square-meter spot on the map.

For example, the White House, at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, becomes sulk.held.raves; the Tokyo Tower is located at fans.helpless.collects; and the Stade de France is at reporter.smoked.received.

Mongolians will be the first to use the system for government mail delivery, but organizations including the United Nations, courier companies, and mapping firms like Navmii already use What3Words’ system.

 

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2000-year-old lump of butter pulled from Irish bog

14th June 2016

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Bog butter is just that: butter made from cow’s milk that’s been buried in a bog, though, after thousands of years, it often has the consistency of cheese.

It’s actually not that uncommon of a find for turf cutters in Ireland, either. As Smithsonian magazine noted, a 3000-year-old, one-metre wide barrel stuffed with 35kg of bog butter was found in 2009. Even more shocking, turf cutters found a 5000-year-old wooden “keg” containing 45kg of the butter in 2013.

People have actually been stumbling upon bog butter for at least two centuries. In the 1892 edition of The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, Reverend James O’Laverty recounts finding a lump “which still retains the marks of the hand and fingers of the ancient dame who pressed it into its present shape,” and which he noted “tastes somewhat like cheese.”

Cue Irish jokes.

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Heart Disease Is Not Caused by High Cholesterol So Taking Statins Is ‘Waste of Time’, Research Finds

13th June 2016

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Prescriptions for the cholesterol-reducing drugs statins are a waste of time, a group of experts have said in controversial new research which claims cholesterol does not cause heart disease in the elderly.

An international team of scientists reviewed 19 previous studies, involving 68,000 people, and said they found no link between high levels of LDL cholesterol, the so-called “bad cholesterol”, and heart disease in the over-60s.

The study, published in the BMJ Open Journal, found that 92 per cent of people over 60-years-old with high cholesterol lived as long as, or longer than those with low cholesterol levels. In the remaining 8 per cent, no association was found.

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Second Layer of Information in DNA Confirmed

12th June 2016

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When James Watson and Francis Crick identified the structure of DNA molecules in 1953, they revealed the way in which DNA contains the information that determines who we are. The sequence of the letters G, A, T and C in the famous double helix determines what proteins are made within our body. If you have brown eyes for example, this is because a series of letters in your DNA encodes for proteins that build brown eyes. Still, each cell in our body contains the exact same letter sequence, and yet every organ behaves differently. How is this possible?

Since the mid 80s it has been hypothesized that there is a second layer of information on top of the genetic code: DNA’s mechanical properties. Each of our cells contains two meters of DNA molecules, so these molecules need to be wrapped up tightly to fit inside a single cell. The way in which DNA is folded, determines how the letters are read out, and therefore which proteins are actually made. In each organ, only relevant parts of the genetic information are read, based on how the DNA is folded. The theory goes that mechanical cues within the DNA structures determine how DNA prefers to fold.

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Gene Therapy Is Curing Hemophilia

12th June 2016

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Sure, gene therapy has been tried before. What’s different is that Spark’s therapy so far appears to work well every time—a consistency that’s eluded previous efforts. “Right now this looks very close to being as good as it gets,” says Edward Tuddenham, a hematologist at University College London, who led a competing study and consults with some of Spark’s rivals.

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Here’s What Happened the Day the Dinosaurs Died

12th June 2016

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Last month, a team of British scientists working on an off-shore drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico obtained the first-ever core samples from the “peak ring” of the Chicxulub Crater. This ring is where the shocked Earth rebounded in the seconds following the impact, and the swelling formed a large circular structure within the crater walls. By studying its topsy-turvy geology, researchers hope to gain a better understanding of the phenomenal forces unleashed that day.

What is already known would beggar the imaginations of Hollywood scriptwriters. Using an “impact calculator” developed by a team of geophysicists from Purdue University and Imperial College London, users can enter in a few key details, such as the asteroid’s size and speed, to paint a vivid picture of events.

“You can plug in different distances from the point of impact to see how the effects change over distance,” says Joanna Morgan, one of the lead scientists on the Chicxulub drilling project. “If you were close by, say within 1,000 kilometers [625 miles], you would be instantaneously, or within a few seconds, killed by the fireball.”

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Archaeologists in Cambodia Find Vast Medieval Cities Hidden Under Jungle

11th June 2016

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Laser technology has been used by archaeologists in Cambodia to reveal multiple vast medieval cities buried under the tropical forest floor – some of them believed to be larger than the country’s capital Phnom Penh.

Researchers believe the metropolises are between 900 and 1,400 years old and lie not far from Angkor Wat, an ancient temple complex in north east Cambodia.

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USEFUL STUFF SATURDAY

11th June 2016

Motion Sickness Relief Band.  I have no idea whether it actually works, but if it does, that would be awesome.

Collapsible Pet Exercise Pen. I suspect it would also work for small children.

Mobile Phone Night Light.

Hurom Masticating Slow Juicer. Ye who need this sort of thing know who you are.

EasiSpread self-heating butter knife.

Oxo Good Grip Wooden Spoons. These look very handy.

‘Toolbox’ that folds out into a barbecue.

Hodor Door Stopper. Well, it actually is useful.

46 household things you can do with a muffin tin.

Motorized ice cream cone.

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Breakthrough Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis Found to Reverse Symptoms

10th June 2016

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A radical treatment that wipes out and then regenerates the immune system can halt progression of aggressive multiple sclerosis and even reverse its symptoms, research has shown.

Scientists in Canada described results from a trial involving 24 patients with a highly active, relapsing form of the autoimmune disease as “very exciting”.

But at the same time they warned that the procedure was risky, and only likely to benefit a certain proportion of patients still in early stages of the illness.

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Geo-Injection System Can Turn Carbon Dioxide Into Stone

9th June 2016

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As part of a long-running project called CarbFix, researchers injected emissions from an Icelandic power plant deep into rock formations. The gas reacted with the basalt rocks, forming carbonate, a material similar to limestone. Once turned into carbonate, the carbon can’t leak back out into the environment.

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Coming Soon: U.S. Army Bases Protected by Lethal Lasers?

9th June 2016

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The Army is planning to deploy laser weapons able to protect Forward Operating Bases (FOB) by rapidly incinerating and destroying approaching enemy drones, artillery rounds, mortars and cruise missiles, service leaders told ScoutWarrior.

The emerging weapons are being engineered into a program called Indirect Fire Protection Capability, or IFPC Increment 2. Through this program, the Army plans to fire lasers to protect forward bases by 2023 as part of an integrated system of technologies, sensors and weapons designed to thwart incoming attacks.

At the moment, Army soldiers at Forward Operating Bases use a system called Counter Rocket, Artillery, Mortar – or C-RAM, to knock down incoming enemy fire such as mortar shells. C-RAM uses sensors alongside a vehicle-mounted 20mm Phalanx Close-in-Weapons-System able to fire 4,500 rounds per minute. The idea is to blanket an area with large numbers of small projectiles as a way to intercept and destroy incoming artillery, rocket or mortar fire.

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Immunotherapy ‘Cures’ Man With More Than 26 Cancer Tumours in His Abdomen

8th June 2016

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A man who had more than 26 cancer tumours in his abdomen is now free of disease thanks to immunotherapy.

Despite more chemotherapy, all treatments failed and two years ago, Mr Chettle was told the cancer had spread to his bones. Cancerous spots were also still on his liver.

Within two or three months of enrolling in the trial, Mr Chettle’s symptoms began to ease off. “I was able to turn my neck again,” he said. By the time his daughter’s wedding took place a few months later, he was able to walk her down the aisle.

Mr Chettle, who receives the drug as a 30-minute infusion every two weeks, has now been on the trial for almost two years and has experienced a complete response to the treatment.

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Women Twice as Likely to Worry as Men

6th June 2016

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Don’t worry. Be happy.

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Stonehenge Was Dismantled in Wales and Moved to Wiltshire, Scientists Claim

6th June 2016

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Stonehenge was originally a mass tomb in Wales before being transported to its current location on Wiltshire, scientists now claim.

Speaking at Hay Festival, archaeologist Mike Parker Pearson from University College London (UCL) said the 5,000-year-old monument originated 140 miles away in the Preseli mountains in west Wales.

Archaelogy teams from UCL and the University of Leicester were able to find the West Wales quarries that produced the spotted dolerite bluestones and the ryolite bluestones that make up the monument.

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Free Money? NoTthanks, Say Swiss Voters.

5th June 2016

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On offer in a Swiss referendum this Sunday: a guaranteed monthly income for every adult, paid for by the government.

What could go wrong? Oh, let me count the ways….

But Gfs.bern, a Swiss firm monitoring voter opinions, projected that only 22 percent voted yes for “free money” on Sunday, based on a partial count of ballots. Most Swiss vote in advance by mail, so most ballots have already been counted, according to Agence France-Presse.

The reason for the opposition isn’t what you’d expect, either. Most aren’t worried that a universal basic income would disincentivize workers from finding jobs or turn Switzerland into a Marxist dystopia. The fear is that $2,500 a month would make the country too attractive to economic migrants.

Would that Obama would get the same clue. You can’t have generous public benefits and open borders — As Mrs Thatcher famously said, eventually you run out of other people’s money.

The Swiss have already rejected initiatives that would have increased the minimum wage and extended the minimum paid holiday time from four to six weeks.

The Swiss are basically sensible people.

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USEFUL STUFF SATURDAY

4th June 2016

Laser-cut folding Ukulele (Soprano size).

Three Dimensional Labyrinth Orb.

Whirlpool’s Vessi Fermenter to make your own beer.

Pie Crust Maker Bag.

Trakline Essentials Belt.

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June Is Goat Trauma Awareness Month

3rd June 2016

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Just in case you were wondering. I know I was.

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Clothes Folding Machines Are on the Horizon

2nd June 2016

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I really want one of these.

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I Went Shopping at the World’s First Budget Whole Foods Store and This Is What I Found

2nd June 2016

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Last September, when Silver Lake residents learned that Whole Foods was about to open its first ever “value-oriented” store in their neighbourhood, many of them were outraged. Not because the presence of a major chain would threaten small, independent grocers, but because Los Angeles’s signature hipster zip code had been crying out for an expensive organic supermarket for years – and now they were being forced to make do with the budget version.

Hipster chic is all about Identity.

A local music exec launched an online petition, claiming the company had “misidentified” the Silver Lake demographic as “fiscally concerned youth” and insisting the neighbourhood was sufficiently gentrified to sustain a full-blown Whole Foods. She needn’t have worried. The store, the first of the brand’s new low-cost chain, “365 by Whole Foods Market”, opened last week – and while it is cheaper than Whole Foods, it still sells plenty of Whole Foods-y products, like truffle popcorn and “artisanal” Chardonnay-thyme turkey jerky.

Whole Foods is all about your paycheck.

The Silver Lake site was swarmed on its opening day and, a week later, finding a spot in the car-park is still no easier than finding pre-spiralised zucchini at Safeway. The first indication that 365 is aimed squarely at millennials sits just outside the entrance: an empty rack offering “free air guitars” and directing customers to a specially curated Spotify playlist, peopled with such fashionable-yet-inoffensive artists as LCD Soundsystem, Bon Iver and TV on the Radio.

I am not making this up.

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Injectable Gunshot Treatment XStat Saves Its First Life

1st June 2016

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The premise is simple: dozens of compressed sponges are injected into the wound with a plunger-based device that is essentially half syringe half tampon applicator. The sponges rapidly expand as they absorb blood, and effectively crowd the open wound, applying pressure that reduces or even stops bleeding.

And it works, in real life.

The case, which was reported to the Journal of Emergency Medical Services, says that the device stopped femoral artery bleeding when essentially no other treatment seemed to work.

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‘Universal Cancer Vaccine’ Breakthrough Claimed by Scientists

1st June 2016

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Writing in Nature, an international team of researchers described how they had taken pieces of cancer’s genetic RNA code, put them into tiny nanoparticles of fat and then injected the mixture into the bloodstreams of three patients in the advanced stages of the disease.

The patients’ immune systems responded by producing “killer” T-cells designed to attack cancer.

The vaccine was also found to be effective in fighting “aggressively growing” tumours in mice, according to researchers, who were led by Professor Ugur Sahin from Johannes Gutenberg University in Germany.

That would be useful.

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Another Nail in the Antibiotic Coffin

31st May 2016

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Over the last week, there has been a flurry of focus on antibiotic resistance. The attention stems from a recent article reporting the discovery of an antibiotic-resistant bacterium in the United States. While at first glance, this may not seem to be a reason for panic, the actual target of resistance–a class of antibiotics known as colistins–has led some to suggest the end of antibiotics is near.

This would appear to be an appropriate time to do some gene-editing on antibiotics to restore effectiveness.

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Harvard Scientist Engineers Bacterium That Inhales CO2, Produces Energy

30th May 2016

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Oh, you mean like a plant?

The chemist who gave us the artificial leaf has genetically engineered bacteria to absorb hydrogen and carbon dioxide and convert them into alcohol fuel.

Fine. Does it scale? What does it cost?

When Harvard Professor of Energy Daniel G. Nocera announced he was working with bacteria last year, other scientists cautioned it would be difficult to achieve a productive level of efficiency. At the time, Nocera was aiming for 5 percent efficiency—about 5 times better than plants. This month at the University of Chicago, he announced his bug converts sunlight ten times more efficiently than plants.

Nice, if true. (How would you like to be a ‘Professor of Energy’? Sounds cool, doesn’t it?)

“I can just let the bugs grow exponentially. They’re eating hydrogen, that’s their only food source, and then they breathe in CO2, and they keep multiplying. They procreate, and that goes into an exponential growth curve.”

Cue the eco-nazi freakout about this stuff ‘escaping into the wild’ and converting all of the oceans to alcohol. (You know it’s going to happen.)

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Ivan the Terminator: Russia Is Showing Off Its New Robot Soldier

29th May 2016

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Russia is touting its Iron Man — a humanoid military robot — in the new global arms race that has sprung up over high-tech weaponry.

“The development of a special military robot is one of the priorities of military construction in Russia,” the Russian daily newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda reported recently.

The purpose of Iron Man, the newspaper continued, is to “replace the person in the battle or in emergency areas where there is a risk of explosion, fire, high background radiation, or other conditions that are harmful to humans.”

Komsomol was the Soviet equivalent of the Hitler Youth, and Komsomolskaya Pravda was its house organ.

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The AirBow Kicks Bow Hunting Up a Few Notches

28th May 2016

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Powered by 3,000psi of compressed air, the weapon is able to shoot 8 arrows at 450fps in the time it would take a regular bow to fire off 3, and they’re all consistent thanks to a pressure regulator.

I’m thinking assassination….

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World Octopus and Squid Populations Are Booming

28th May 2016

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Wherever humans have changed the environment—and you’d be hard-pressed to find a place we haven’t—there are winners and losers. Cities around the world shelter pigeons, naturally adapted to life on rock ledges. Farms allow weedy plants to thrive between their fields. Oceans—plagued by rising temperatures, depleted fish populations, and acidifying waters brought on by human activity—are no exception. New research shows that these changes to marine environments are leading to a surge of cephalopods, the invertebrate group that includes octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish.

Release the Kraken!

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Nuclear Fusion Device’s 1st Test With Hydrogen Declared a Success

28th May 2016

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I still don’t have my flying car….

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USEFUL STUFF SATURDAY

28th May 2016

Molekule air purifier.

Dino-Lite USB Microscope.

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Here Come the Laser Helicopters

27th May 2016

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And about fargin time, too.

When all you have is a gun and a bunch of missiles, every problem looks like something to blow up. The Army’s Apache helicopters are very good at blowing stuff up, but there are times when they need more precision.

On the other hand, blowing shit up works more often than you might think.

Better lasers and more lasers are one way the Pentagon plans to get around the cost imbalance of its weapons. Missiles and precision bombs, released from sophisticated helicopters and planes, are effective, but they’re not cheap, and they’re single-use. The cost of a weapon may make sense against a tank, but not against a truck carrying a machine gun. Lasers are expensive to develop, but their cost of use is expected to be very low, around $1 a shot. At that price, destroying trucks and buildings with lasers suddenly makes a lot more sense than using bombs.

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In Study, Beer Drinkers Found To Be Less Alzheimer’s-Prone

27th May 2016

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Well. There it is.

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The Vikings at Home

27th May 2016

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Just in case you were wondering. I know I was.

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V-22 Refueling Contract Highlights Close Ties to F-35

27th May 2016

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When the Marine Corps developed the V-22 Osprey in the 1980s, the vision was pretty simple: fly troops ashore in amphibious assaults launched from beyond the range of anti-ship missiles. Now they’re turning the Osprey into a gas station. The Marines clearly envision the tiltrotor as a sort of flying Swiss Army knife.

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The Tactical Order of Dressing

27th May 2016

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If you were suddenly awoken in the middle of the night and needed to go outside to fight off a threat or evacuate from your home, in what order would you don your clothes? Does it matter?

Hint: Yes.

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