San Francisco’s New Housing Rules Are the Best Thing to Happen to Airbnb

Wired News - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 8:03pm

Airbnb has always been illegal in San Francisco. That’s right: the city that gave rise to the $10 billion room-renting site never allowed the service to operate—at least not officially. But that all changed on Tuesday, when San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted to legalize Airbnb-style short-term rentals, albeit with restrictions that fall far short […]

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Texas Ebola Patient Dies

Slashdot - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 8:02pm
BarbaraHudson writes Thomas Duncan, the ebola patient being treated in Texas, has died. "It is with profound sadness and heartfelt disappointment that we must inform you of the death of Thomas Eric Duncan this morning at 7:51 am," hospital spokesman Wendell Watson said in an emailed statement. If he had survived, he could have faced criminal charges in both the US and Liberia for saying on an airport screening questionnaire that he had had no contact with an Ebola patient. UPDATE: Reports of a possible second Ebola victim in Texas are coming in. From the article: "The patient was identified as Sgt. Michael Monning, a deputy who accompanied county health officials Zachary Thompson and Christopher Perkins into the apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan stayed in Dallas. The deputy was ordered to go inside the unit with officials to get a quarantine order signed. No one who went inside the unit that day wore protective gear."

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DC Entertainment Bringing Batman Experience To Gear VR and Oculus Rift

Slashdot - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 7:42pm
muterobert writes It's been announced that Warner Bros., DC Entertainment, and OTOY are collaborating to recreate the iconic Batcave from Batman: The Animated Series in virtual reality for Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift. OTOY is providing what they call "holographic video" technology to render the scene in a way that's true to the Batcave of the classic 90s show.

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DC Entertainment Bringing Batman Experience To Gear VR and Oculus Rift

Slashdot - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 7:42pm
muterobert writes It's been announced that Warner Bros., DC Entertainment, and OTOY are collaborating to recreate the iconic Batcave from Batman: The Animated Series in virtual reality for Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift. OTOY is providing what they call "holographic video" technology to render the scene in a way that's true to the Batcave of the classic 90s show.

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DC Entertainment Bringing Batman Experience To Gear VR and Oculus Rift

Slashdot - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 7:42pm
muterobert writes It's been announced that Warner Bros., DC Entertainment, and OTOY are collaborating to recreate the iconic Batcave from Batman: The Animated Series in virtual reality for Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift. OTOY is providing what they call "holographic video" technology to render the scene in a way that's true to the Batcave of the classic 90s show.

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DC Entertainment Bringing Batman Experience To Gear VR and Oculus Rift

Slashdot - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 7:42pm
muterobert writes It's been announced that Warner Bros., DC Entertainment, and OTOY are collaborating to recreate the iconic Batcave from Batman: The Animated Series in virtual reality for Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift. OTOY is providing what they call "holographic video" technology to render the scene in a way that's true to the Batcave of the classic 90s show.

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DC Entertainment Bringing Batman Experience To Gear VR and Oculus Rift

Slashdot - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 7:42pm
muterobert writes It's been announced that Warner Bros., DC Entertainment, and OTOY are collaborating to recreate the iconic Batcave from Batman: The Animated Series in virtual reality for Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift. OTOY is providing what they call "holographic video" technology to render the scene in a way that's true to the Batcave of the classic 90s show.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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DC Entertainment Bringing Batman Experience To Gear VR and Oculus Rift

Slashdot - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 7:42pm
muterobert writes It's been announced that Warner Bros., DC Entertainment, and OTOY are collaborating to recreate the iconic Batcave from Batman: The Animated Series in virtual reality for Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift. OTOY is providing what they call "holographic video" technology to render the scene in a way that's true to the Batcave of the classic 90s show.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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DC Entertainment Bringing Batman Experience To Gear VR and Oculus Rift

Slashdot - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 7:42pm
muterobert writes It's been announced that Warner Bros., DC Entertainment, and OTOY are collaborating to recreate the iconic Batcave from Batman: The Animated Series in virtual reality for Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift. OTOY is providing what they call "holographic video" technology to render the scene in a way that's true to the Batcave of the classic 90s show.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: Science

DC Entertainment Bringing Batman Experience To Gear VR and Oculus Rift

Slashdot - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 7:42pm
muterobert writes It's been announced that Warner Bros., DC Entertainment, and OTOY are collaborating to recreate the iconic Batcave from Batman: The Animated Series in virtual reality for Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift. OTOY is providing what they call "holographic video" technology to render the scene in a way that's true to the Batcave of the classic 90s show.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: Science

DC Entertainment Bringing Batman Experience To Gear VR and Oculus Rift

Slashdot - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 7:42pm
muterobert writes It's been announced that Warner Bros., DC Entertainment, and OTOY are collaborating to recreate the iconic Batcave from Batman: The Animated Series in virtual reality for Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift. OTOY is providing what they call "holographic video" technology to render the scene in a way that's true to the Batcave of the classic 90s show.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: Science

DC Entertainment Bringing Batman Experience To Gear VR and Oculus Rift

Slashdot - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 7:42pm
muterobert writes It's been announced that Warner Bros., DC Entertainment, and OTOY are collaborating to recreate the iconic Batcave from Batman: The Animated Series in virtual reality for Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift. OTOY is providing what they call "holographic video" technology to render the scene in a way that's true to the Batcave of the classic 90s show.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: Science

DC Entertainment Bringing Batman Experience To Gear VR and Oculus Rift

Slashdot - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 7:42pm
muterobert writes It's been announced that Warner Bros., DC Entertainment, and OTOY are collaborating to recreate the iconic Batcave from Batman: The Animated Series in virtual reality for Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift. OTOY is providing what they call "holographic video" technology to render the scene in a way that's true to the Batcave of the classic 90s show.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: Science

DC Entertainment Bringing Batman Experience To Gear VR and Oculus Rift

Slashdot - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 7:42pm
muterobert writes It's been announced that Warner Bros., DC Entertainment, and OTOY are collaborating to recreate the iconic Batcave from Batman: The Animated Series in virtual reality for Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift. OTOY is providing what they call "holographic video" technology to render the scene in a way that's true to the Batcave of the classic 90s show.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Mortality risk of overweight, obesity similar for blacks, whites

Science Daily - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 7:37pm
The increased risk of premature death associated with a higher body mass index is similar for African Americans and whites, researchers have concluded. "While recent large studies have examined the relationship between BMI and all-cause mortality in white and Asian populations in the United States, this relationship has not been well-characterized in African Americans," said the first author of the study.
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Automated imaging system looks underground to help improve crops

Science Daily - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 7:37pm
An automated imaging technique for measuring and analyzing the root systems of mature plants has been developed by researchers. The work could help plant scientists improve food crops to help meet the needs of a growing world population.
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Reproducibility score for SNPs associated with human disease in GWAS

Science Daily - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 7:36pm
Nine traits that are not dependent on P values to predict single nucleotide polymorphisms reproducibility in genome-wide association studies and reduce false positives have been identified by researchers. Te empirical model can be used to select SNPs for validation and prioritization, one expert said.
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Grapefruit juice stems weight gain in mice fed a high-fat diet, study finds

Science Daily - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 7:36pm
Mice fed a high-fat diet gained 18 percent less weight when they drank clarified, no-pulp grapefruit juice compared with a control group of mice that drank water, a new study demonstrated. Juice-drinking mice also showed improved levels of glucose, insulin and a type of fat called triacylglycerol compared with their water-drinking counterparts.
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Amputees discern familiar sensations across prosthetic hand

Science Daily - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 7:36pm
Patients connected to a new prosthetic system said they 'felt' their hands for the first time since they lost them in accidents. In the ensuing months, they began feeling sensations that were familiar and were able to control their prosthetic hands with more -- well -- dexterity.
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Ancient rhino-relatives were water-loving

Science Daily - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 7:36pm
The discovery of new bones from a large land mammal that lived about 48 million years ago has led scientists to identify a new branch of mammals closely related to modern horses, rhinos, and tapirs.
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