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Jeff Bezos has designs for larger reusable rockets than the SpaceX Falcon Heavy
Jeff Bezos unveiled a heavy-lift reusable rocket expected to compete against Elon Musk’s SpaceX and other companies for commercial satellite launches before the end of the decade.

Blue Origin has revealed designed for rockets larger than SpaceX and which will also have reusable stages
New Glenn will have 17 million Newtons of thrust from seven engines, about half the lifting power of the Saturn V.

NASA’s Space Launch System will have 37 million Newtons of thrust, and SpaceX’s Flacon Heavy will have 22 million.
Bezos says he plans to launch the New Glenn rocket by the end of the decade, and hinted at an even bigger rocket to come, called New Armstrong.
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The World’s Tallest Twisting Towers
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, an organization responsible for world records in architecture, has announced its definitive list of the world’s highest twisting skyscrapers (either completed or under construction), many of which are truly stunning. The CTBUH “defines a ‘twisting’ building as one that progressively rotates its floor plates or its façade as it gains height. Usually, but not always, each plate is shaped similarly in plan and is turned on a shared axis a consistent number of degrees from the floor below.”
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Antibacterial soaps just got the boot
FDA banned antibacterial soaps from the US market, claiming manufacturers failed to prove they were safe or more effective than normal products.

Harm? From soap? Triclosan, a chemical found in 93% of antibacterial liquid soaps, has been proven to kill the crap out of bacteria. That’s the good news.

The bad news? It changes the microbiome inside human guts (and could damage developing fetuses), contributes to antibiotic resistance, it’s no more effective than good ol’ fashioned soap and water.

Last week’s federal ruling applies to any consumer products containing one or more of 19 specific chemical claiming to be antibacterial and companies have a year to either change the products or pull them off the shelves.

Alcohol sanitizers and wipes are still ok… for now.
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Antibacterial soap is harmful, and pointless. Soap removes bacteria - Antibacterial soap just kills the bacteria as it washed down the sink.

The reality is overuse of antibiotic agents in general is one of the most serious health crises we've faced. I'm glad the government is putting science ahead of marketing and profits. 
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The South Continues to get Fatter
According to the most recent data, adult obesity rates now exceed 35 percent in four states, 30% in 25 states and are above 20% in all states. Louisiana has the highest adult obesity rate at 36.2% and Colorado has the lowest at 20.2%. U.S. adult obesity rates decreased in four states (Minnesota, Montana, New York and Ohio), increased in two (Kansas and Kentucky) and remained stable in the rest, between 2014 and 2015. This marks the first time in the past decade that any states have experienced decreases — aside from a decline in Washington, D.C. in 2010.

More findings can be found below:
* In 1991, no state had a rate above 20%

* 9 of the 11 states with the highest obesity rates are in the South and 22 of the 25 states with the highest rates of obesity are in the South and Midwest

* 10 of the 12 states with the highest rates of diabetes are in the South

* American Indian/Alaska Natives have an adult obesity rate of 42.3%

Adult obesity rates are at or above 40 percent for Blacks in 14 states

* Adult obesity rates are at or above 30 percent in: 40 states and Washington, D.C. for Blacks; 29 states for Latinos; and 16 states for Whites
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Movie Picks for the Rest of 2016
With a whole slue of movie coming out before the end of the year, I wanted to share with you my picks to go see at your favorite theater.

Snowden / September 16

The Good Neighbor / September 16

The Accountant / October 14

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back / October 21

Inferno / October 28

Doctor Strange / November 4

Arrival / November 11

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them / November 18

Allied / November 25

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story / December 16

Passengers / December 23

Assassin's Creed / December 23
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Australia's Next Generation Banknote.. Almost Impossible to Copy
Everyone knows that banknotes in Australia are among the safest in the world and are unique too. The reserve bank of Australia keeps developing their banknotes for more security and this $5 bill in circulation is the result of their new innovation.
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Teacher Puts Cycling Machines Under Her Students’ Desks
Sitting through a whole hour-long class without fidgeting is tough. Especially when you’re a kid and that class is maths. Luckily, a math teacher from Wake County North Carolina may have found a solution.

Bethany Lambeth has placed cycling machines under her students’ desks to get them to stop fidgeting and start focusing. “Before they were drumming on their desks, they were touching other people, they don’t do that anymore,” Lambeth said. “Their feet are getting the movement out. There has been a huge increase in the quality of our student’s work and a decrease in the amount of missing work.” The best part? The students are enjoying it!

Each desk cycle costs around $150, but if it gets kids focused, it’s a small price to pay, right?
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Ken is an ideation, innovation, and collaboration catalyst; the connective tissue between change agents; and a community architect for doers shaping our future. He does this across multiple channels, including his syndicated radio show ‘Business Rockstars’ that is the insider’s guide to the global business leaders; his weekly, METal (Media, Entertainment and Technology Alpha Leaders) events that showcase the smartest thinkers to the bravest innovators throughout the world; and his tireless strategizing, networking and mentoring of strategic business partnerships remaking the digital economy. 

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He has been a featured presenter, speaker and moderator at technology and media conferences including Milken Institute Global Conference, The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), The National Association of Broadcasters Convention (NAB), CTIA, National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE), Digital Hollywood, Internet World, LA Games Conference, XMediaLab, GadgetFest, and Future of Television Conference. He has also spoken at the many of the most prestigious U.S. universities including Loyola, Northwestern, Illinois, MIT, Stanford, UCLA, USC and Berkeley, preparing the brightest minds for brilliant careers.

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