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Rarely do photographers get such viewing conditions at Vandenberg Air Force Base....
Evan Patterson is no stranger to darkness. As the guitarist and vocalist of the Louisville post-hardcor trio Young Widows, he channeled that darkness into twisted, muscular noise-rock full of a whole lot of sound and a whole lot of fury. And as the leader of Jaye Jayle, once a solo project but now a full-band…...
In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present.…...

Image of the Day

May23
Space.com
Jupiter looks a bit peculiar in this recent image taken by NASA's Juno spacecraft. Juno was looking at Jupiter's southern hemisphere after it completed its 12th close flyby of the planet....

How you end up sleep-deprived matters

May23
Ars Technika: Science
There's more than one type of sleep deprivation, and the impacts vary....
The promotional tour behind Franz Ferdinand's new album Always Ascending has been an absolute blast, since it's served as a reminder that the Scottish band remains one of the suavest, most viscerally fun live acts out there. And while a classic singalong like "Take Me Out" is always going to be the highlight of a…...
Amsterdam-based Standard Studio was commissioned to turn an old Rotterdam office building into student housing consisting of 218 self-contained apartments. With little available floorspace to work with, the firm drew design inspiration from the space-saving designs pioneered by the tiny house movement. .. Continue Reading Tiny house movement inspires snug student housing Category: Architecture Tags: Home Housing Micro-House Students Tiny Footprint Related Articles: "Smart" micro student houses set to go ahead in Sweden Student living goes Nano with 140-sq ft suites Hub_01 thinks outside the box for sustainable student housing Gallery: Clever concepts for low-cost housing ... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GizmagEmergingTechnologyMagazine/~3/oS0dWNPmjGM/...
Aaron Powell has been releasing music as Fog Lake since 2013. His most recent full-length was last year's Dragonchaser, and he's following that up in a couple months with a new album called Captain. Powell started the project in his rural hometown in Newfoundland and, though the musician has relocated to Montréal, his next album…...
Yesterday, the veteran jazz trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis, who has been a divisive force in both his genre and in culture in general for decades, pissed a lot of people off with his comments about rap music. Appearing on Jonathan Capehart's Washington Post podcast, Marsalis said, among other things, that rap is "more damaging…...
The Swedish pop star Lykke Li will debut a new album next month called so sad, so sexy. It's the follow-up to 2014's I Never Learn, and in the years since that album was released Lykke Li has released collaborative tracks with Andrew Wyatt, Björn Yttling, Pontus Winnberg, and Jeff Bhasker under the name LIV....
Not that long ago, it seemed genuinely strange to hear the words "Ryan" and "Adams" right next to each other on a big singing-competition show. In 2011, the American Idol contestant Paul McDonald sang a shuffling, Rod Stewart-esque cover of Adams' "Come Pick Me Up" on the show, and it seemed like a real worlds-converging…...
Your inbox is full of pleading emails because the EU’s new data rules come into force this week – but they might not actually do anything to improve your life...
You may have noticed an increasing number of hangers in high street fashion outlets sporting clothing made with the environmentally conscious shopper in mind. Organic cotton, hemp, bamboo and even recycled plastics are being transformed into clothing for eco-aware fashionistas. Australia's Nanollose is going an even greener route with a system that makes use of biomass waste from the coconut industry to create a plant-free fiber with much less of an environmental footprint than widely-used textiles like cotton... Continue Reading Environmentally-friendly fabric created from microbial cellulose Category: Environment Tags: Environmentally-friendly Fashion Fiber Textile Related Articles: Art in the age of ones and zeros: Glitch fashion Vapor Apparel spins trash into sustainable fashion ... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GizmagEmergingTechnologyMagazine/~3/BJOJlKsAaJE/...
Some people, who have been minimally conscious for years, could respond to questions from their loved ones for the first time after treatment with electricity...
As a reminder, starting today(!) I will be in the lovely and very hot town of Phoenix for Phoenix Comic Fest (previously known as Phoenix Comic Con), to sign books, be on panels and do a whole lot of schmoozing. And you(!) can be a part of that, if you happen to be in or […]...
The hearts of small galaxies may hide a mysterious kind of black hole that has long proved elusive: medium-size black holes with masses between the mass of a few suns and that of millions of suns, a new study finds....
In a new book, this scientist says glaciers, not Neolithic people, carried the huge rocks to Stonehenge....
The Midwestern United States is ablaze in a striking new satellite video captured by a lightning-mapping instrument aboard the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's GOES-17 weather satellite....
Earth would look a lot more like Mars if a mysterious mineral wasn't sucking iron out of the planet's crust. Scientists think they now know the culprit — and it's a gemstone....
Researchers have developed a self-healing material that could help machines repair themselves – even after "extreme mechanical damage." Not only does the material make physical repairs, but in doing so it can restore severed electrical connections: a potentially huge benefit to machines and robots in hazardous environments. If self-repairing machines sound like something out of the Terminator films, you may be closer to the mark than you think ... the breakthrough depends upon liquid metal... Continue Reading Self-healing material for bio-inspired robotics Category: Materials Tags: Carnegie Mellon Circuit Robots Self-healing Related Articles: Self-healing gel to repair and connect electronic circuits Electronic material self-heals and functions even after being cut in half ... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GizmagEmergingTechnologyMagazine/~3/Ly9YhZaYkg8/...
Two student teams have won the Guardians of the Galaxy Space Station Challenge, a competition run by the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space and Marvel Entertainment, the organizations announced Tuesday (May 22)....
On May 23, 2017, NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer took an urgent and unplanned spacewalk to replace a broken data relay box outside of the International Space Station. See how it happened in our On This Day In Space video series....
Even by 2018 standards, we knew a lot about the HTC U12+ before it was officially announced, but now it's here for real: HTC's 2018 flagship smartphone brings with it a tall 6-inch screen, top-end internal components, and a dual-sensor rear camera for superior photo-taking on the go... Continue Reading HTC's U12+ flagship is official, with a top-rated camera and squeezable sides Category: Mobile Technology Tags: HTC Smartphones Related Articles: LG's new mid-ranged phones each have one (supposedly) high-end trait Review: LG G4 LG G6 hits US shelves as soon as March 30 LG doubles up on displays and selfie cams in the new V10 flagship phone LG G4 has an improved display, wider camera aperture and leather back option ... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GizmagEmergingTechnologyMagazine/~3/UAbVxTtJCuI/...
If robots are ever going to earn their keep, they'll need to learn on the job. Factory supervisors have better things to do than program complex instructions, so what if they could just show robots what to do, the same way they would a new human worker? AI researchers from Nvidia have now demonstrated a system that lets robots do just that, learning how to perform a specific task by watching someone do it just once... Continue Reading Robot see, robot do: Nvidia system lets robots learn by watching humans Category: Robotics Tags: Algorithms Learning Neural Network NVIDIA Robotics Related Articles: Can AI detect homosexuality from a facial image? And should it? Google project creates hardware interface for algorithm sound generator Study finds some facial reco... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GizmagEmergingTechnologyMagazine/~3/-f_MNTorUcE/...
Is it possible for a mountain retreat to both jut out of its hilltop home and blend in with the landscape at the same time? The recently completed Kumaon Hotel in the Indian Himalayas makes a pretty good fist of it, housing its guests in low-profile chalets and featuring a cantilevered dining room that stretches out over the valley as its crowning glory... Continue Reading Cantilevered mountain retreat offers majestic views of the Himalayas Category: Architecture Tags: Himalayas India Mountain Related Articles: Kombi-inspired prefab rooms stack up to a modular mountain chalet in Switzerland Mac Ride puts a tyke on your mountain bike Mountain biking gizmo is gonna make you jump Canadian mountain bike follows a different trail ... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GizmagEmergingTechnologyMagazine/~3/YJ86mNcWf_0/...
Swiss watch retailer Bucherer has decided to demonstrate just how much money it makes by commissioning the world's most expensive motorcycle. The Harley-Davidson Blue Edition is a US$1.9 million cruiser that comes with two free watches, so some might consider it a bargain... Continue Reading Watch this: Bucherer winds up the world's most expensive motorcycle Category: Motorcycles Tags: Concept Bikes Watches World's Most Expensive Related Articles: Karlmann King: The world's most expensive SUV is a Ford F550 at heart Diamond-encrusted tires are world's most expensive The world's most expensive car: 3 Ferrari 250 GTOs for sale at more than $55 million each Is this the most valuable ladies watch ever made? Which is the... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GizmagEmergingTechnologyMagazine/~3/6RDBjoGImh4/...
A number of shark deterrent technologies have come to market recently, but there is still a lot to learn about how they perform in the heat of the moment. A new research project has pitted a set of commercially available systems for surfers against one another, with a device that creates an electronic forcefield around it coming out on top... Continue Reading Electric forcefield rises to the top in trials of shark deterrent devices Category: Good Thinking Tags: Beach Ocean Sharks Related Articles: Bigger is better for far-roaming sea creatures when it comes to marine sanctuaries Energy efficient hammerhead sharks swim sideways to cut down on drag Shark Shield electrical forcefield fends off 90% of attacks When it comes to preparing meals, even tiger shar... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GizmagEmergingTechnologyMagazine/~3/JG7oxi2PxSY/...
Although Hurricane Patricia was one of the most powerful storms ever recorded, that didn't stop the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) from flying a scientific aircraft right through it. Now, the researchers have reported their findings, including the detection of a beam of antimatter being blasted towards the ground, accompanied by flashes of x-rays and gamma rays. .. Continue Reading Beams of antimatter spotted blasting towards the ground in hurricanes Category: Physics Tags: Antimatter Electrons Hurricane NOAA Tropical Storms UCSC X-ray Related Articles: Gamma rays from lightning found to create antimatter in the air Hurricane-inspecting Coyote drone flies right into the eye of the storm Swarms of ballo... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GizmagEmergingTechnologyMagazine/~3/irpGwM_ag3c/...
The latest micro projector from Sony is a curious step sideways from the company's earlier MP-CL1A pico projector. Dropping down in overall resolution from the prior model, the new MP-CD1 brings in Texas Instruments' Intellibright DLP projection technology... Continue Reading Sony's new MP-CD1 pico projector is a strangely uninspired upgrade Category: Mobile Technology Tags: Pico projector Projector Sony Related Articles: LG Minibeam projector line shines bright with battery-powered additions LG unveils its lightest micro LED projector yet Sony keeps MP-CL1A pico projector in focus Optoma releases world’s first voice-enabled home theater projector Xiaomi brings laser projectors within reach of the masses ... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GizmagEmergingTechnologyMagazine/~3/iYvyUUgxi-o/...
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Men carry chemical clues to childhood traumas in their sperm, and these might be passed down to their sons – but we don’t know what effects these have yet...
Storing time from a quantum stopwatch with qubits – instead of losing accuracy by stopping and starting it – could give us the ultimate precision in timekeeping...
Death Grips are gearing up to release Year Of The Snitch, their sixth studio album. So far they've given us "Streaky" and "Black Paint." Today they share "Flies," the second track on the forthcoming LP. "Streaky" was light and danceable, "Black Paint" was heavy and noisy. This new single, perhaps the most enjoyable so far,…...
The EPA was already under scrutiny about its actions regarding these contaminants....

Watermelon Salsa!

May22
John Scalzi
Hey guys! To kick off day two of writing on Whatever, I have decided to post a recipe. There were a surprising number of people in the comments of yesterday’s post that said they were looking forward to seeing what I make in the kitchen, and I was planning to make something today anyways, so […]...
A rocket engine propelled by electromagnetic waves grabbed headlines, but new tests find the EM drive may actually be driven by Earth’s magnetic field...
Yesterday was Hit-Boy's 31st birthday. Happy birthday, Hit-Boy! And unlike most of us, the producer/rapper celebrated his birthday by giving a gift: a new surprise solo album titled Tony Fontana. The first track on Courtesy Of Half-A-Mil, Hit-Boy's recent collaborative project with Dom Kennedy, was also called "Tony Fontana." And unsurprisingly, Kennedy appears on this…...
Untrained rehab patients worked in adult care homes to pay for "treatment."...
If your aim is to cut emissions, aggressive investments now are the way to go....
I’ve had a couple of people ask me how the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation law (which goes into effect on Friday) affects this site and how I run it, so, let me talk about that very briefly. One, on a personal level, aside from asking for an email address in order to leave […]...
When female bonobos went into labour, other females gathered around to keep them safe, swatting away flies and even seemingly trying to catch the baby as it emerged...
Jupiter's Great Red Spot — the most powerful storm in the solar system — is an planetary icon. See photos of the giant storm, which has been shrinking over time, in our full gallery here....
A gorgeous photo by NASA's Juno spacecraft shows Jupiter as you've probably never seen it before....
Deep in the sun's core, buried under hundreds of thousands of miles of twisting and convecting hydrogen and helium, a nuclear fire rages....
A ban on using polluting wet wood isn’t nearly enough to halt the rise in dangerous particulates from trendy wood burners...
Next chance to catch a fairing will come no earlier than July....
The pressure inside a proton is a billion billion billion times the pressure in the Mariana Trench, and 10 times higher than in the core of a neutron star...
Drinkers in particular need to be more aware of mounting evidence of links between alcohol and cancer, and make judgements accordingly...
There have been some hints as to the careers of WFRP fourth edition. When the pre-order was announced, it was accompanied by three images of different careers. Also on the covers released as the first teaser are four adventurers with iconic looks. That gives us sixteen careers so far.From those images and that number I presume that the career structure of this edition will be much like first and second edition.I haven't seen the careers in the images identified anywhere, so my best guesses are found below using the careers from second edition as reference.Bounty Hunter - Apprentice Wizard - Pistolier - BailiffRat Catcher - Camp Follower - Explorer - OutlawNavigator - Envoy - Knight - CharlatanWitch-hunter - Trollslayer - Noble - Zealot...
The launch industry is booming. We want to cover it better....
As Ebola outbreak flares, experimental vaccine gets trial by fire....
Here you go, folks: Another very fine stack of new books and ARCs that have arrived at the Scalzi Compound. What here is catching your eye? Tell us in the comments!...
Months after the battle, people ritually damaged remains and put them under water....

Hello, Whatever World!

May21
John Scalzi
Howdy, y’all. Today is my first day as my dad’s intern, and this is my first Whatever post! My dad is off writing some silly book or something along those lines, and because he is busy he tends to neglect this website a little bit, so I am here to ensure that posts are posted […]...
Test reveals that the magic space unicorns pushing the EM-drive are magnetic fields....

The Big Idea: Cat Rambo

May21
John Scalzi
Where to start the second book in a series? If your answer is “after the first book, duh,” allow Cat Rambo to offer another option to you, which she employs in her novel Hearts of Tabat. CAT RAMBO: My second novel is out as of May 20, and it’s a satisfying feeling. At the same […]...
Here are some lovely photos I took whilst I was away from the world. Enjoy! Hope you had a good week....
Took to thinking about what little we know. One thing Cubicle 7 has told us is that the rulebook is 320 pages long.At the moment I believe that the 320 page total of the core book is a result of taking WFRP second edition rulebook (259 pages) and adding The Old World Bestiary (131 pages). That makes 390 pages, but shave off the fluff section and we're down to 54 pages of beasts, and then we land at 309 pages.We can remove 9 pages of beasts from the core rulebook, and that would give about 20 pages extra for fluff if C7 wanted to add some of that to the rulebook. So give or take some info here and there and we are in the vicinity of 320 pages.We could also be looking at a combination of the second edition rulebook (259 pages), The Old World Bestiary (131 pages) and Sigmar's Heirs (131 pages). Cut out the beasts (9 pages) and the info on the empire  (14 pages) from the rulebook, add in the GM section of OWB and then add a slightly edited SH, you could land close to 320 pages.... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheAltdorfCorrespondent/~3/Vt2oKztNFZo/wfrp-fourth-edition-page-count.html...

STAR TREK DISCOVERY SEASON 1 LIST

May21
Star Trek: Sci Fi Blog
Heres a list of Star Trek Discoveries Season One, (1 to 15 below.) Which ones did you enjoy the most? CBS and Netflix have aired the Season 1 finale, Will You Take My Hand? So now, the TV Network CBS are promoting the new Star Trek series with After Trek, which some say is more popular than the show! Lots of promotion materials are available with Trekmovie pointing the way.The Seasons, finale, Will You Take My Hand shows Georgiou at the helm planning to end the Klingon war once and for all,  now the USS Discovery crew struggles to fathom and tolerate her hostile tactics. You'll remember her No 1 has a special, unique way with words,....Memories of past hardships are rekindled within Burnham.Star Trek NEEDS new ADVENTURES, MISSIONS, STARSHIPS, ALIENS and unknown LIFEFORMS .....  but then we hear LT Commander Michael Burnham's words -WE TARGET ITS NECK  ....The Vulcan Hello1207.3... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/StarTrek-SciFiBlog/~3/zx7YOLfOmEc/star-trek-discovery-season-1-list.html...