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  • 5 days ago
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    World’s First Head Transplant Patient to Undergo Virtual Reality Training Before Procedure

    Although most people still think the concept of a head transplant is entirely impossible, the truth is very different. The person responsible for carrying out this transplant is also the one who developed a virtual reality system to prepare patients for their new body. An interesting take on things. as it goes to show VR technology has quite some intriguing use cases most people would not think of at first.

  • 6 days ago
    Current Event Petrox

    Teen accidentally kills himself on Instagram Live as friends watch

    A Georgia teen was livestreaming a video on Instagram Monday evening when he accidentally shot himself. Malachi Hemphill, 13, was rushed to Gracy Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, where he was pronounced dead, news station WXIA reported. His mom, Shaniqua Stephens, was home when her son fatally shot himself while handling the gun in his bedroom in Forest Park, Georgia. She said he had been trying to put a clip in the gun.

  • 6 days ago
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    ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ Multiplayer APEX Mission Continues The Remnant Investigation, Adds New Equipment

    Each weekend a new APEX multiplayer mission begins for Mass Effect: Andromeda players. Last week, the Remnant Investigation began when a new character was introduced to the roster and APEX members were tasked with finding out more about Remnant faction. Today, APEX Mission 04 extends the investigation with a modified Firebase Sandstorm map and new additions in the multiplayer store.

  • 6 days ago
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    Pakistani student accused of blasphemy beaten to death on campus

    A mob beat a Pakistani student to death at his university campus on Thursday after he was accused of sharing blasphemous content on social media, university and police officials said. A group of about 10 students shouted "Allahu Akbar" during the attack on fellow student Mashal Khan, who was stripped naked and beaten with planks until his skull caved in as other students looked on, video obtained by Reuters showed.

  • 8 days ago
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    Delta OKs offers of up to $9,950 to flyers who give up seats

    Delta is giving airport employees permission to offer passengers up to almost $10,000 in compensation to give up their seats on overbooked flights. Delta's move comes as United Airlines struggles to recover from images of a passenger's forced removal from a sold-out flight. In an internal memo obtained by The Associated Press, Delta says gate agents can offer up to $2,000 in compensation, up from a previous maximum of $800, and supervisors can offer up to $9,950, up from $1,350.

  • 10 days ago
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    Say no to DRM as a web standard

    The W3C is planning to vote to approve DRM as a web standard on Thursday 13 April. Email Tim Berners-Lee and the W3C in the UK to ask them to drop their plans. Traditionally the web has been open. Anyone can publish content. Anyone can use a browser to access that content and see how it works. But the W3C is planning to approve a web standard that would put technical controls on the media that we access online. The technical controls are called Digital Rights Management or DRM for short.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Anger as US internet privacy law scrapped

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  • 1 month ago
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    Donald Trump's anti-EU rhetoric 'could spark war in Balkan'

    Donald Trump’s anti-EU rhetoric could spark a war in the Balkans, Jean-Claude Juncker has warned.  The US President previously said Brexit would be “a great thing” for the UK and that a favourable trade deal with the US could tempt others to leave the EU block. 

  • 1 month ago
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    Philly 'Carnaval' Canceled Over Fears of Immigrant Crackdown

    One of Philadelphia’s most prominent Latin American events, El Carnaval de Puebla, has been canceled this year because of what one organizer called “the severe conditions affecting the immigrant community.” The annual parade through South Philadelphia has taken place in late April or early May for the last decade and is the city’s largest Cinco de Mayo celebration. Organizer Edgar Ramirez said as many as 15,000 gather from as far as New England and Chicago.

  • 1 month ago
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    Asteroid Worth $10 Quintilian May Stay Out of Reach of Space Miners Due to the Cancellation of NASA’s ARM Mission

    The solution to all of Earth’s metal problems, or the space rock that would completely obliterate the world economy, will likely be staying well out of reach of astronauts due to the cancellation of the Asteroid Redirect Mission. This comes as the target of the Psyche Mission – Asteroid 16 Psyche – has been found to contain about $10 Quintilian worth of iron, not to mention a significant amount of nickel and probably trillions of dollars’ worth of other precious metals.

  • 1 month ago
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    The Matrix is reportedly getting a reboot

    The Matrix is getting a remake. That’s according to The Hollywood Reporter, which says that Warner Bros. is in the early stages of developing a rebooted version of the 1999 cyberpunk classic.

  • 1 month ago
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    Trump's Children Say They're Profiting Handsomely From His Presidency

    Business is good, in general—the stock market is booming, the economy is adding jobs, and consumer confidence is high. But business is really good if you happen to be a member of the Trump family. Exhibit A is Ivanka Trump’s retail business. The brands of the president’s daughter had been struggling, according to Nordstrom, which informed her in January of its intention to stop stocking her products. The company blamed sliding sales, although Nordstrom had been subject to a boycott designe...

  • 1 month ago
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    How to reduce the environmental impact of a loaf of bread?

    In a groundbreaking study researchers from the University of Sheffield have now calculated the environmental impact of a loaf of bread and which part of its production contributes the most greenhouse gas. The group of interdisciplinary researchers from the University’s Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures, analysed the complete process from growing and harvesting the wheat; milling the grain; producing the flour; baking the bread and the production of the final product, ready to be sold by ...

  • 1 month ago
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    New Anti-ISIS Strategy May Mean Deeper Involvement in Syria

    A new military strategy to meet President Donald Trump's demand to "obliterate" the Islamic State group is likely to deepen U.S. military involvement in Syria, possibly with more ground troops, even as the current U.S. approach in Iraq appears to be working and will require fewer changes. Details are sketchy. But recommendations due at the White House on Monday are likely to increase emphasis on nonmilitary elements of the campaign already underway, such as efforts to squeeze IS f...

  • 1 month ago
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    How a Pacific Island Changed From Diesel to 100% Solar Power

    On a recent Wednesday evening on the island of Ta’u—one of the outer islands in American Samoa—most of the people in all three villages are at pese—or church choir—practice. The annual island-wide youth group showcases are coming up and each choir senses the pressure of having to perfect their routines. For the Faleasao village choir, there is added pressure from being the smallest village on the island. But this year, the underdog choir believe they have a special routine that will bl...

  • 2 months ago
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    Why IMDb should rethink the decision to close its message boards

    Removal of key platform could lead to loss of discussion within film community and make site irrelevant

  • 2 months ago
    Current Event Petrox

    SpaceX Falcon lifts off from historic Kennedy Space Centre

    A SpaceX Falcon rocket blasts off from a historic NASA launch pad at the Kennedy Space Centre.