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With Weather Threats, Does Society Give Heat A Pass?

I was driving through my subdivision and noticed a neighbor pushing a lawnmower. At this point, you may be saying, “ummm, ok, and……?” The “and” is that it was 3:15 pm on July 29th in Georgia during oppressively uncomfortable heat. According to the National Weather Service, the Heat Index, a metric of discomfort that represents heat and humidity, was 97 F. “High noon” is often the time of day with maximum solar angle (and solar radiation), but the physics of the atmosphere causes a “lag” such that maximum temperature is typically 2-3 hours after noon. He was cutting grass during the hottest part of the day.  So, does society give heat a pass?
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Facebook's Aquila Aircraft, Which Can Beam Data At 10Gb/s Using Laser Beams, Is Complete

Earlier today, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company had completed construction on its first, full-scale aircraft, dubbed Aquila. Facebook has talked about Aquila before—it’s essentially a solar-powered, unmanned aircraft that can beam data to the ground using lasers, while airborne. According to Zuckerberg, Aquila has a wingspan similar to a Boeing 737 (roughly 42 meters), but it weighs less than a typical car and can remain airborne for months.
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How This 22-Year-Old Makes Money Helping Carless People Drive For Uber And Lyft

Some people would love to drive for Uber or Lyft, but don't have a car. Here's a look at how one small operation is filling the gap.
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Inaction On Immigration Is Economic Masochism

Pushing away the brightest, most motivated immigrant minds to compete against us is self-sabotage of the first order
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What Payment Experts Aren't Buying About Square's IPO Story

Is now a good time for Square to IPO? This question was originally answered on Quora by Brian Roemmele.
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That Elephant Will Not Fit In The MRI Machine

There isn’t a validated body mass index for elephants. You cannot take an elephant and just dip them in water, explains Mark Bolding, Ph.D., a 3-D imaging expert at the University of Alabama’s (UAB) Department of Radiology. So they are doing what is likely a much better solution: Taking photographs and creating a 3D model from those images.
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Ryan Leslie Sells Out Of $5K Albums, Talks Building Brands Through True Authenticity

For the release of his lifetime concept album MZRT, Ryan Leslie partnered up with Gumroad -- a direct-to-consumer selling platform that Eminem has also notably used to distribute material straight to fans. Leslie's concept was developed with the assistance of Fancy.com CEO, Joe Einhom, programming the website himself a day.
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Facebook builds drone for net access

The social network Facebook announces it has built its own drone to bring internet connectivity to remote parts of the world.
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Obama Calls For 1 Exaflop Super Computer In Next Decade

The United States is still home to five of the top ten highest performing super computers in the world, but the fastest system currently resides in China and President Obama wants to change that. The President has issued an executive order establishing the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI) and urging for the construction of super computer capable of executing 1 exaflop – that’s 10 18 operations per second.
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How Ancient Origami Techniques Could Help Engineers Fold In 3-D

Folding is going rogue. The action that's been reserved for thin, flexible materials is about to get a boost, as scientists are discovering folding panels and thick sheets of wood or metal, could all be possible.
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Reunion Beach Debris Is Likely Wing Component From MH370

Debris likely from a Boeing 777. say authorities. And the inference is that it's also most likely from the missing Malaysian airliner.
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Obama wants world's fastest computer

President Obama has signed an executive order calling for the US to build the world's fastest computer by 2025.
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FireChat launches private messaging

Social messaging app FireChat launches a new feature allowing people to communicate privately, even without an internet connection.
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Samsung suffers 8% profit drop

Electronics giant Samsung sees its net profit drop by 8% for the second quarter of the year.
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Hackers tweet photos with hidden code

A hack attack involving instructions hidden in photos, malicious tweets and the coding community Github is discovered by cybersecurity researchers.
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TU Delft Professor Seumas Miller awarded European Research Grant of EUR 2.5m for research project on global terrorism and collective moral responsibility

International terrorism, such as Al Qaeda, and ISIS, is a major global security threat. [More...]
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Barclays launches new physical and virtual global community for fintech innovation in New York

Barclays opened the doors of Rise New York, a physical space and virtual global community designed to pioneer the future of financial technology [More...]
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Dassault Systèmes: India’s largest fashion and lifestyle online platform Myntra selects ‘My Collection for Fashion’ Industry Solution Experience

India’s largest online platform for fashion and lifestyle [More...]
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Lloyds Bank launches the London Expat Service for people moving to the UK

Lloyds Bank announces the launch of the London Expat Service, a tailored service designed for people moving to the UK. [More...]
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Take care when users post on your website

Whether to allow people to add comments or other content to their website [More...]
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Transparency - promoting public understanding of the law

Law is a complicated subject and its effect on people’s lives can be hard to explain. But in certain areas the traditional media, particularly at the tabloid end of the spectrum, are notoriously prone to bias and misrepresentation [More...]
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New Cities Summit in Jakarta: Ericsson envisions Networked Society in which connectivity is the starting point for new ways of innovating, collaborating and socializing

Ericsson is particularly focused on contributing to smart and sustainable cities. [More...]
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The new emplaw online

The UK’s first specialist employment law website emplaw online – has been re-launched [More...]
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Legal seminar on women’s rights and legal change held in Swift Theatre at Trinity College Dublin

Changing Ireland, Changing Law [More...]
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Airbus Group starts the construction of its new multi-site Leadership University

Airbus Group starts the construction of its new multi-site Leadership University [More...]
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Google to defy French privacy ruling

Google is to defy a French ruling that the "right to be forgotten" should be applied globally and not just in Europe.
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Spy leaks website being investigated

Germany's federal prosecutors are investigating if a website that covers digital rights issues committed an act of treason.
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Tool to recognise faces in darkness

Two German scientists have created a tool which recognises a person's face in complete darkness using their thermal signature.
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VIDEO: Rovio defends Angry Birds 2 charges

The creative director of Angry Birds 2 defends its in-app fee strategy and explains why the firm gave it sequel-status to its original hit.
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Half of online world uses Facebook

Half of the world's estimated online population now check in to the social networking giant Facebook at least once a month.
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