Most NFL players with injuries to the midfoot return to game action

Science Daily - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 1:06pm
Nearly 93 percent of National Football League (NFL) athletes who sustained traumatic injuries to the midfoot returned to competition less than 15 months after injury and with no statistically significant decrease in performance, according to new research.
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Big data allows computer engineers to find genetic clues in humans

Science Daily - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 1:06pm
Computer scientists tackled some big data about an important protein and discovered its connection in human history as well as clues about its role in complex neurological diseases.
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MRI based on a sugar molecule can tell cancerous from noncancerous cells

Science Daily - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 1:06pm
Imaging tests like mammograms or CT scans can detect tumors, but figuring out whether a growth is or isn't cancer usually requires a biopsy to study cells directly. Now results of a study suggest that MRI could one day make biopsies more effective or even replace them altogether by noninvasively detecting telltale sugar molecules shed by the outer membranes of cancerous cells.
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How Facebook’s Chief Geek Will Meld Reality With the Oculus

Wired News - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 1:00pm

Facebook's CTO tells WIRED that Facebook users will be able to share 360-degree videos soon. And that's just the beginning of his VR ambitions.

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This Clever Three-in-One Kitchen Gadget Is an Ace of Baste

Wired News - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 1:00pm

Forget buying a separate turkey baster, meat thermometer, and scrub brush! The ThermoBaste puts them all together in one package.

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Every Lamborghini Model Ever in One Magnificent GIF

Wired News - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 12:55pm

50 years of Lamborghini—from the Miura to the Countach to the Murcielago—in one glorious GIF.

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Broadband ISP Betrayal Forces Homeowner To Sell New House

Slashdot - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 12:40pm
New submitter knightsirius writes: A Washington homeowner is having to sell his new house after being refused internet service from Comcast and CenturyLink despite receiving confirmation from both that the location was able to receive broadband service. The whole process took months and involved false assurances and bureaucratic convolutions. The national broadband map database frequently cited by Comcast as proof of sufficient competition lists 10 options at his location, including a gigabit municipal fiber network, but he cannot subscribe to it due to Washington state direct sale restrictions.

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NASA Moon Orbiter, Mars Rover Face Budget Chopping Block

Space.com - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 12:15pm
Despite a forward-looking and overall healthy NASA planetary science program budget, two on-duty spacecraft are now on the chopping block.
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Big Vulnerability In Hotel Wi-Fi Router Puts Guests At Risk

Slashdot - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 12:07pm
An anonymous reader writes Guests at hundreds of hotels around the world are susceptible to serious hacks because of routers that many hotel chains depend on for their Wi-Fi networks. Researchers have discovered a vulnerability in the systems, which would allow an attacker to distribute malware to guests, monitor and record data sent over the network, and even possibly gain access to the hotel's reservation and keycard systems. The vulnerability, which was discovered by Justin W. Clarke of the security firm Cylance, gives attackers read-write access to the root file system of the ANTlabs devices. The discovery of the vulnerable systems was particularly interesting to them in light of an active hotel hacking campaign uncovered last year by researchers at Kaspersky Lab. In that campaign, which Kaspersky dubbed DarkHotel.

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NASA Spacecraft Takes 'Deep Dip' Into Martian Upper Atmosphere

Space.com - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 12:04pm
NASA's newest Mars probe recently made a risky dive into the Red Planet's upper atmosphere to learn more about how the planet's climate changed over time.
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Mock Mars Mission Crew Tests 'Smart Shirt' for Astronauts

Space.com - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 12:03pm
An astronaut "smart shirt" -- one that could someday beam biometric information back to ground controllers to keep an eye on the spacefarer's health – is now on a space mission of sorts.
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One-Year Space Station Mission Launches Today: Watch It Live

Space.com - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 12:00pm
A three-person crew will blast off to the International Space Station today (March 27), and two of them won't be coming back to Earth for a full year. You can watch live online as the yearlong mission begins.
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How You Really Look While Taking That Selfie

Wired News - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 11:00am

One photo is never enough for tourists at Hong Kong's Avenue of Stars.

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What It’s Like to Watch Hodor DJ a ‘Rave of Thrones’

Wired News - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 11:00am

Inside the cosplay-rave Venn diagram that is a DJ set by Game of Thrones actor Kristian Nairn (aka Hodor).

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Facebook Messenger Now Has Apps. Here Are the Ones to Try

Wired News - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 11:00am

You've already got more Facebook Messenger power-up options than you likely need, so we sifted through pile to see which ones deserve a place in your phone.

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Absurd Creature of the Week: ‘Punk Rocker Frog’ Has Shape-Shifting Spikes and Teen Angst

Wired News - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 11:00am

The punk rocker frog changes the texture of its skin to better blend in with its surroundings, which is very weird for a vertebrate.

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Go Behind the Scenes of Mad Men’s Exquisite Set Design

Wired News - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 11:00am

A new exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City lets Mad Men fans explore sets from the show.

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Why Does Nintendo Want This Superfan’s YouTube Money?

Wired News - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 10:30am

YouTube game reviewers and gaming publishers battle back and forth over copyright issues, and YouTube's policies favor the big guys.

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Amazon Announces Unlimited Cloud Storage Plans

Slashdot - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 9:29am
An anonymous reader sends word that Amazon is now offering unlimited cloud storage plans to compete with Google Drive, and Microsoft OneDrive. "Last year, Amazon gave a boost to its Prime members when it launched a free, unlimited photo storage for them on Cloud Drive. Today, the company is expanding that service as a paid offering to cover other kinds of content, and to users outside of its loyalty program. Unlimited Cloud Storage will let users get either unlimited photo storage or "unlimited everything" — covering all kinds of media from videos and music through to PDF documents — respectively for $11.99 or $59.99 per year."

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Supermoon vs. Minimoon: Sizing Up Earth's Satellite

Space.com - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 7:58am
How super is a supermoon? Here's a minimoon for context.
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