ScienceDaily
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New software allows for 'decoding digital brain data' to reveal how neural activity gives rise to learning, memory and other cognitive functions. The software can be used in real time during an fMRI brain scan.
Sky News
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Scan your wrist as well. Each patient has a bar code which allows staff to quickly save and computer readings. Designers claimed that time if it is equivalent to having three and a half extra nurses on strength and using the tablets help eliminate error.
The Points Guy
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Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter , and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @ tpg_alerts . Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz or Expedia , which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. However, if you’re using the American Express Platinum Card , you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through Amex Travel portal to get 5x MR points . Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz or Expedia’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to get the time away from work or family. Want to go to Thailand without breaking the bank? Several airlines are offering discounted fares to Bangkok (BKK) from $586 round-trip, valid for departures from March through May, and August through December 2017.
Techradar
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Google has announced it's going forward with a new way to text on an Android phone, swapping out the default Messenger app for a new texting app called Android Messages. Besides the (ever so slight) name change, the switch to Android Messages promises to bring a smarter texting experience by adding Rich Communications Services, or RCS, features to the app. Specifically, enabling RCS on Android Messages allows features like group chat, high-resolution image sharing, and those little "Read" tags that let you know someone's seen your message. This would allow Android Messages to work more on par with the likes of WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Apple's own Messages service (to an extent), which have quickly become the go-tos for mobile messaging due to a wider set of features. More features, more problems Though more features should be seen as a nearly unanimously good thing for Android owners, the switch to an RCS-enabled texting platform could come with its share of setbacks.
Techradar
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Almost all software packages provide binaries for Debian, so you won't have installation woes for any package. Verdict: 4/5 Arch Arch doesn't believe in hiding the internal workings of the system. Like Gentoo, it's great if you wish to learn what makes a Linux distro tick. But despite their similarities, Arch provides a somewhat simpler way of building your system. You don't have to spend precious hours maintaining and grooming the system, as you do with Gentoo. With its minimalistic philosophy, Arch stands in contrast to most other distros that compete to be the most feature-rich and beautiful. Other than a core system, which enables you to install additional packages, Arch makes no assumption about the kind of system you want, and allows users to mould the distro. Building the distro from the ground-up results in a much speedier system. Like Slackware, Arch provides software packages from upstream without any modifications.
Voice Of America
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The second tool is called "scenario development," which allows analysts to forecast how food availability might improve or deteriorate in the near future. “We look at how people access food and income in a typical year and then we look at whether or not there will be any shocks during the coming months," Hillbruner says. "What is the forecast for rainfall? What do we expect is going to happen with food prices? Is there conflict occurring?" Recently, FEWS NET warned that South Sudan could soon reach IPC Phase 5, the highest level on the scale. Phase 5 is defined as a famine marked by high levels of excess mortality. The group warned that Unity State in the north of the country is facing the most extreme lack of food. Joseph Siegle, director of research at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies, said the latest food crises, particularly those in South Sudan and northeast Nigeria, show that famines may have climactic roots, but are made worse by man-made factors.
Hackaday
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But even so, 60 W is plenty for most cases. The USB-C specification allows up to 5 A of current output in special cases, so there's almost 100 W available when using this capability. It all started while he was trying to consolidate his power brick collection for his various computers in order to reduce the many types and configurations of plugs. Looking around, he stumbled on the USB-PD protocol . After doing his homework, he decided to build a USB Type-C charger board with the PD feature based on the TI TPS65986 chip a very capable USB Type-C and USB PD Controller and Power Switch. The TI chip is a BGA package, so he had to outsource board assembly, and with day job work constantly getting in the way, it took a fair bit of time before he could finally test it. Luckily, none of the magic smoke escaped from the board and it worked flawlessly the first time around.
MacRumors
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With daisychaining, up to six Thunderbolt 3 devices can be connected to a single computer, and the included USB-A and USB-C ports can be used to connect a variety of other accessories. For instances when a computer is not available, the TS3 Lite features a Stand Alone Charging function that allows users to charge devices like an iPad or an iPhone using the USB-A ports on the TS3 Lite even when it's not connected to a computer. The TS3 Lite, which features a brushed aluminum enclosure that matches well with Apple devices, measures in at 8 inches by 3.15 inches and it weighs less than a pound, so it's easy to pack into a bag with your computer and it doesn't take up much space on a desk. CalDigit charges 199 for the Thunderbolt 3 Station Lite, but we have two to give away to MacRumors readers. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address.
The Points Guy
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Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter , and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @ tpg_alerts . Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz or Expedia , which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. However, if you’re using the American Express Platinum Card , you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through Amex Travel portal to get 5x MR points . Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz or Expedia’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to get the time away from work or family. Several airlines are currently offering discounted fares from a variety of US cities to Beijing (PEK) and Shanghai (PVG), valid for departures from March through early May.
Expert Reviews
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Both are extremely durable, but carbon fibre has the added advantage of being lighter and completely impervious to corrosion. Carbon fibre tripods are pricier than their aluminium counterparts, but their high strength to weight ratio makes them a worthwhile investment for anyone serious about photography – and especially for those who value portability above all else. The best tripods to buy Vanguard Alta Pro 263AB 100: The best all-round tripod Price when reviewed: £140 If you’re looking for an all-rounder that wont let you down, you can’t go wrong with the Vanguard Alta Pro. Offering the best of both worlds when it comes to stability and flexibility, the Alta Pro is worthy of a much higher price tag. The Alta Pro’s standout feature is its hexagonal Multi-Angle Central Column, which allows you to position the camera at almost any angle. The MACC easily moves from 0° to 180° and rotates a full 360°, making low angle, macro and wide-angle shots possible.
BoingBoing
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From The American Interest : Sater has also testified under oath that he had escorted Donald Trump, Jr. and Ivanka Trump around Moscow in 2006, had met frequently with Donald over several years, and had once flown with him to Colorado. As for the man Sater stabbed in the face with the broken margarita glass in 1991? Wikipedia says Sater "stabbed the man's cheek and neck with the stem of a margarita glass, breaking his jaw, lacerating his face, and severing nerves. Sater was convicted of first degree assault in 1993 and served a year in prison." To quote Trump from his 1990 book, Surviving at the Top , "I’ve always been blessed with a kind of intuition about people that allows me to sense who the sleazy guys are, and I stay far away.”
BMW Blog
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Thanks to Amazon’s Alexa service, users can, for example, find out their BMW’s fuel level, lock their vehicle or activate the ventilation from the comfort of their home simply by using spoken commands. Alexa also allows users to check upcoming appointments based on the BMW Connected mobility agenda and to enquire about optimal departure times in order to arrive at an appointment on time. User personalisation and convenience are set to be further enhanced by the arrival of a new service being tested for the first time in the UK from the middle of this year. In the future, this will enable BMW Connected to alert the user when their BMW is due for service and offer a choice of appointments at their local dealer. Appointments can be booked via BMW Connected, and will automatically be added to the user’s mobility agenda. In this way, BMW Connected keeps users informed of their vehicle’s service needs and makes bookings quick and easy.
Auto Express
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Collective Evolution
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Collective Evolution
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What if there were a place where we could go to borrow these things, which we only need temporarily, and then return them for others to use when they find themselves in a similar situation? Well, there is! Enter the Library of Things, a simple solution to occasional needs that reflects the shift that is occurring in our society, as people are leaning more and more toward the idea of sharing, community, and helping one another, and away from selfishness and materialism. What Is a Library Of Things? It's exactly what it sounds like: a library for items such as tools, shovels, camping supplies, carpet cleaners, and more. As with a regular library, you must have a membership, which allows you to check out the required item (or items) and bring it back within a certain timeframe. I dont know about you, but I can't help but wonder how we never thought of this before.
CNN
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MintPress News
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25% in June 2006, which dramatically changed the mortgages homeowners were paying. Relevant economic figures and bankers knew that Federal policies would generate distorted information about prices, so although it seemed like banks were over-investing, they were just responding to the Fed’s false signals. To date, no strides have been made in the prevention of another massive crisis. Bank manipulation has not been eradicated. What’s more, since 2008, the Fed has taken over the manipulation of the dollar and interest rates, keeping it at low rates, which allowscheapmoney to fuel markets. A whole new economic crisis is yet to be unleashed and it will surely define Trump’s presidency. Now, Wall Street’s own Steve Mnuchin has been appointed Secretary of the Treasurer. It remains to be seen if the new administration will exert their forces by loosening banking regulations, allowing the Fed to inflate the bubble even more, or act swiftly with new regulations that increase interest rates.
TIME - Top Stories
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At school, where it was really most important for her to be accepted, which was key to her development, they essentially said no. Nobody deserves to be treated this way. Photo courtesy ACLU Ehlenas family made the decision to homeschool her, choosing not to separate her from Wonder, and then filed a federal complaint against the Napoleon School District and the Jackson County Intermediate School District. A fter several legal back and forths, the case landed before the Supreme Court. The nations highest court sided with Ehlena in a ruling on Wednesday that ultimately streamlines discrimination cases in federal court and allows the Fry family to sue for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Its our hope that this will set the precedent thats needed to tear down the barriers, Stacy Fry said.
Derby Telegraph
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BBC Parliament
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That might be the attitude he takes, but I'm afraid isn't it achieved I take. We have got to take these provisions... I'm going to press on because the honourable member hasn't yet made in sensible contribution to the debate, he seems to be talking a load of old nonsense. I'm going to press on with the whole point of my amendments which is to try and the whole point of my amendments future, if time allows.
Design Milk - Tech
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We spent weeks building and preparing different stations though our property, all aimed at scaring the neighborhood kids. He taught me how to turn a bowl of grapes into a pile of eyeballs and a stack of wood into a guillotine. I think it was here that I learned that, with a little imagination and some creativity, you can shape the world around you. I try to continue the tradition every year in the form of an annual Halloween party. I spend the months leading up to it making decorations and building props. It allows me the opportunity to get a little dirty and build something with my hands. I am able to flex some different creative muscles and look at the world a little differently. Photo by Robyn Budlender via Unsplash 3. Children's Books As a designer, I think we are constantly looking for ways to communicate an idea or concept with as little as possible.
The Economic Times
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WhatsApp has just rolled out a new update, introducing SnapChat-like features to turn its platform into a sort of social media app. Similar to Facebook, the app now features 'Status', which appears as a separate tab within the app. This allows users to share GIF, videos and photos with their friends for 24 hours after which the content vanishes. Highlighting the country's importance, Acton said WhatsApp hopes to contribute more to "India's vision for digital commerce in future". "India is a very important country to us, and we're proud to have 200 million people who use WhatsApp to connect with their friends, family and communities. We build every WhatsApp feature to be simple, reliable, and secure, and this vision is in line with what Digital India promises to achieve," he added. Acton said the company will continue to invest to help more people across India connect to its platform.
Futurity
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Hawkmoths slow their brains to see in the dark While flying, it turned out the moths were not only burning carbohydrates, but fat as well. As soon as they rested, within seconds, they shunted their metabolism to the pentose phosphate pathway. In addition to solving the issue of the higher-than-what-theory-allows measurements, the results provided the answer to the mystery of how a nectar-feeding organism avoids killing itself from oxidative stress. On our flight apparatus, moths fly about three miles a night on average, Davidowitz says. We don't know how much they are actually flying in the wild. When moths burn lipids during intense exercise, they produce more reactive oxygen species that pose further danger to their flight muscles. We think the tissue repair occurs when they rest, but we haven't measured that, Davidowitz says.
Futurity
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