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Building up the budding world of voice shopping.

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Trump bitterly complained about Obama creating unnecessary expense for the US taxpayer with his golf trips.

Trump, in another display at hypocrisy and more evidence of his own sense of entitlement, has become a far worse drain on those same resources than Obama ever was.

The number of people requiring security details has increased from 31 to 42 (that's a 35% increase) with 18 of those being Trump family members!

Additionally, Trump's frequent visits to his company properties in Florida and elsewhere create major extra costs and logistical problems.
The agents have to spend a lot more time screening residents and golf club members than they did under Obama who visited Camp David, which already has military security and screening in place.

The president who swore he would accept no salary for his "duties" is costing the nation far more in his personal vanity flights and golfing weekends than that "saving"..
He is once again, worse than the previous President he berated for "excessive holidaying"..

At the bottom of this OP is one of two articles here, telling of the security agents who are now working more overtime with no hope of being paid.

Immediately below is another.

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Important Signs Of Breast Cancer You May Not Know About

You know to look for lumps, but health experts say you should watch out for these symptoms too, When it comes to breast cancer, we ladies know that we have to be ever vigilant about the presence of lumps in and around our breast tissue

#cancer #health #breastcancer #explore #medicine #disease #healthcare #women #healthbenefits #naturalremedies #healthyliving #cure #healing #homeremedies

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Hidden jewel

Stone bramble (Rubus saxatilis)

Svartskog, Norway

This intensely colored fruit should be easy to see on the forest floor but is quite hard to find as it is mostly hidden under the leaves of the plant. Furthermore each plant holds very few fruits, and some just one drupe as seen here. A fully formed fruit would hold many drupes and resemble a cloudberry, but this species has way of producing very irregular number of drupes and for me this one was like a ruby in the forest. Just one precious fruit carrying the true gem inside it.

With blueberries and lingonberries/cowberries each plant carries so many fruits you can see them from afar, but this species has a different way of life and I had to look very carefully to find this amazing specimen.

When you sit by these fruits and wait for the rays of sunlight to filter through to the fruit, they almost glow and become semi-transparent, and you can see the shape of the seeds inside.

Image Copyright © 2017 +Morten Ross
Image Capture Date: 22 August 2017 17:00
Altitude: 9 meters

#fruits #plants #autumn #svartskog #norway

#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro
#BTPMacroPro +BTP Macro Pro
#BTPMacroPro+BTP Macro Pro , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Kenny Jones

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A Morning Walk

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10 Methods for Staying Anonymous Online -

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+openSUSE Kubic uses the core functionalities of the Btrfs file system, shares a common code base with Tumbleweed, and the collaboration on new trends and innovation in the container space make Kubic a remarkable answer for Container Linux -

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Imaging the Brain in the Era of Modern Neuroscience

The brain is as beautiful as it is complex. Throughout the centuries scientists have attempted to glean understanding from the brain based on its anatomy. Since Santiago Ramón y Cajal’s detailed drawings at the turn of the 20th Century, neuroscientists of the modern era have been zooming in on the brain to unlock its secrets. Recent improvements in imaging technologies, greater access to microscopes and specialist software have culminated in the cutting-edge imaging currently being performed on brains and brain tissue across the world.

1. Recreating the retina: drawing it by hand

The neuroanatomist and father of modern neuroscience, Santiago Ramón y Cajal looked at brain tissue stained using the Golgi Stain method under his microscope. He then drew what he saw, producing beautiful reconstructions of neurons such as the line drawing of the retina above.

2. Recreating the retina: from electron micrographs

Nowadays, whole sections of the retina have been reconstructed in unprecedented three-dimensional detail. In 2013 Helmstaedter et al. published their paper on the connectomic reconstruction of the inner plexiform layer in the mouse retina. The group used a lot of manpower to manually reconstruct the neurons in a small section of the mouse retina by tracing projections through electron micrograph sections.

3. Antibody-labelling lights up the brain

By using primary antibodies to target a protein of interest, neuroscientists can then use a fluorescent secondary antibody against the primary to increase the fluorescence signal, producing pretty yet insightful images. Such as the following...

Confocal micrograph image of the adult mouse hippocampus, with immunofluorescent staining for perineuronal nets. Blue = DAPI (cell nuclei), green = parvalbumin interneurons, red = wisteria floribunda agglutinin (WFA; commonly used to label perineuronal nets). Credit Adam Ramsaran, The Hospital for Sick Children (Toronto, ON).

Confocal micrograph of the anterior region of the developing zebrafish brain. Some of the neurons (shown in green) express the green fluorescent protein (GFP) under the control of specific gene expression. Axons, tracts and neuropils have been labeled using antibodies that mark tubulin (in red) and synaptic vesicles (in blue). Credit: Monica Folgueira and Steve Wilson, Wellcome Images.

Confocal micrograph of hippocampal interneurons that express serotonin receptors (green) co-labeled in red for calretinin, and counterstained with DAPI (blue), a marker of cell nuclei. Credit: Margaret I. Davis

4. Speeding up labeling

Antibody labeling and imaging in Drosophila melanogaster brains can take up to a week. In this image, genetically encoded chemical tags have been expressed in neurons of interest. It takes just 15 minutes to stain for these tags with their substrates. Credit: Ben Sutcliffe, Jefferis lab. MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology.

5. Deeper insights into the brain

Multiphoton imaging systems, such as Leica's SP8 multiphoton confocal system (used to capture the video above), use longer and less-damaging wavelength beams of light to excite fluorescent proteins deeper in tissue, enabling neuroscientists to see complete structures in intact tissue.

6. CLARITY: See through brains

Despite improvements in imaging systems, such as multiphoton laser scanning microscopes, the brain tissue itself hinders imaging, by causing light to scatter. In 2013, Chung et al. published their seminal paper on their hydrogel method, CLARITY, which makes brain tissue transparent, reducing the scattering of light, affording structural and molecular interrogation of the whole intact brain.

7. Live imaging in the brain

Multiphoton image of microglia (GFP, green) and cerebral blood vessels (Texas-red dextran, red) in a living, anesthetized transgenic mouse. Harris A. Gelbard, 2009 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition®.

8. Imaging Activity With Genetically Encoded Calcium Indicators

This video from the Sur lab shows In vivo imaging of visual cortex neurons expressing the genetically encoded calcium indicator GCamp6 responding to a moving grating (top right corner).

9. A Look Inside the Head With Magnetic Resonance Imaging

This video from the Human Connectome Project explains how Principal Diffusion Direction uses colors to map out the different directions that water molecules diffuse through the brain's white matter. This data is then used to reconstruct 3D representations of the white matter tracts in the brain.


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Incredible career, Anquan Boldin! - NFL -

Incredible career, Anquan Boldin! 👏👏👏

#Sports #NFL

(Credit: NFL)

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The Pixel 2 is probably getting smart Google headphones

Google-made smart headphones for the Pixel 2? Cool. The comments in the code of the Google App 7.10 are quite convincing and definitely lead myself and others to believe that "Bisto" is in fact Google earbuds or headphones that will be smart and fully interact with the Google Assistant. It's a logical step for Google as they remove the headphone jack in their upcoming Pixel 2 smartphone.

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Here's How Game of Thrones' Night King Might Get Past the Wall

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After my successful introduction to #mediation, the next experience I'm interested in is #fasting. My goal at this point is just the experience. Fasting for a well like in the TEDTALK below could be medically dangerous without experience, so first I'd like to try fasting for a day, just to see what happens. Planning to end the fast at breakfast the next day so I can enjoy my favourite meal of the day as soon as it ends.

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They've put out some gameplay for #Biomutant. Looks gorgeous, definitely gameable for RPG content.

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Essential Phone Hands-on - Yesterday Essential brought its first officially released hardware to New York City for a “first look” event. About two years in the making, the Essential phone and 360-degree camera accessory were launched only a few days ago. A labor of love, and sometimes turmoil, Android creator Andy Rubin has finally brought us his vision, and we couldn’t wait to see it up close. Was it a thing of beauty? Or is it an awkward nightmare? Let’s take a look and see. Design   The ...

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Google and Walmart today announced a partnership that will make the retailer's products available on the internet giant's online shopping mall.

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david o'reilly interview: animation, game design and everything in between.

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Catching some Rays - Helsinki
© teresa pilcher

#helsinki #street #travel #photography #explore #candid #sony
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Warm summer
One of the warmest days this summer in Galicia. Even now with the sun almost gone and with a good wind the "hot" is still there in the air. BTW, take a look at this paradisiac place where the river Anllóns meet the Atlantic ocean! #galicia #spain #costadamorte #paradise #beach #warm #sunset #summer

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Orange pride

Here musical relationships

#macrophotography #hqspmacro #hqspflowers #fotomaniaitalia #macroaddict #ilovephotography 

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take a bath © Holger Nimtz
Altantic Ocean | Canary Islands

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Will Samsung Note 8 supersede the troubled Note 7 smartphone from 2016?

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A new report says that the competition is nowhere near ready to match a critical iPhone 8 feature, and may be trailing behind for as much as three years.

The iPhone 8 is going to equip 3D sensing technology that can be used both for adding an extra layer of security to facial recognition systems, but also for augmented reality purposes.

Facial recognition systems on competing devices like the Galaxy S8 can be “hacked” with pictures precisely because they lack a 3D depth-sensing sensor. That’s why facial recognition can’t be used to authenticate payments on the Samsung phone. Apple’s solution, meanwhile, will work with Apple Pay, as the new facial recognition system is supposed to replace the Touch ID sensor.

In a new report seen by 9to5Mac, KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo explains that Qualcomm is two years behind Apple when it comes to 3D sensing tech.

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Partial unfurling Pecteillis Radiata, which is commonly known as White Heron Flower, I have posted several images before including my collection cover that are at total expanding stage. And this very variety is naturally evaluated one from small original species got wider wings and feathers than her ancestor, came with an exotic name— ’HISHOU 飛翔’ literally meaning ‘Flying’ as it does feature like bird.
I think you would love to see more shots on this exceptional species. Please don’t miss posts in this collection.
Captured at Botanical Dome Garden of Himeji City, Japan.
Hope you enjoy this orchid.
Warmest greetings to everyone. :-))
Mrinalini Mazumder

#pecteillisradiata #fringeorchid #whiteherronflower #sagisou #orchidaceae #orchids #orchidphotography #orchidworld#himejibotanicalgarden #googlepluscollections #featuredcollection #featuredcollection
Flower photography
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The M81 Galaxy Group through the Integrated Flux Nebula.
Image Credit & Copyright: D. Lopez & A. Rosenberg, IAC
Explanation: Distant galaxies and nearby nebulas highlight this deep image of the M81 Group of galaxies. First and foremost in this 80-exposure mosaic is the grand design spiral galaxy M81, the largest galaxy in the image, visible on the lower right. M81 is gravitationally interacting with M82 just above it, a large galaxy with an unusual halo of filamentary red-glowing gas. Around the image many other galaxies from the M81 Group of galaxies can be seen, as well as many foreground Milky Way stars. This whole galaxy menagerie is seen through the glow of an Integrated Flux Nebula (IFN), a vast and complex screen of diffuse gas and dust also in our Milky Way Galaxy. Details of the red and yellow IFN, digitally enhanced, were imaged by a new wide-field camera recently installed at the Teide Observatory in the Canary Islands of Spain.
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#NASA #напозитиве #УлыбкаКотаШрёдингера

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"A week after she made history by becoming the second full-time female coach in the NFL, 49ers assistant Katie Sowers made history again, becoming the first openly lesbian or gay coach in the league’s history.

Sowers, who worked with the team’s wide receivers as an intern this summer before accepting a full-time role, gave an interview to SBNation’s OutSports website that was published Tuesday, confirming her sexual orientation."

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Nathan Cleverly “He Is Going To Find Out The Hard Way”


#boxing #boxeo #MayweatherMcGregor

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Learn how Raspberry Pi can communicate with Arduino. Also included RFID using Arduino

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Aug. 21 Solar Eclipse, From Ground and Space
composite image of sun and solar atmosphere, from space telescopes and ground-based camera

A ground-based image of the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017 (gray, middle ring), is superimposed over an image of the Sun’s atmosphere, called the corona (red, outermost ring), as seen by ESA (the European Space Agency) and NASA’s Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), which watches the Sun from space. At center is an image of the sun’s surface as seen by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory in extreme ultraviolet wavelengths of light.

During a total solar eclipse, ground-based telescopes can observe the lowest part of the solar corona in a way that can’t be done at any other time, as the dim corona is normally obscured by the bright light of the Sun.

The structure in the ground-based corona image — defined by giant magnetic fields sweeping out from the Sun’s surface — can clearly be seen extending into the outer image from the space-based telescope. The more scientists understand about the lower corona, the more they can understand what causes the constant outward stream of material called the solar wind, as well as occasional giant eruptions called coronal mass ejections.


Innermost image: NASA/SDO
Ground-based eclipse image: Jay Pasachoff, Ron Dantowitz, Christian Lockwood and the Williams College Eclipse Expedition/NSF/National Geographic
Outer image: ESA/NASA/SOHO

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Key features and possible third-party manufacturing have been hinted at in the Google app v7.10 beta. #News #Google #GoogleBisto

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#HTColumn by Bobby Ghosh | The two recent videos show that the problem lies with the Chinese government, and its default posture of condescension toward its neighbours

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Lose Your Excess Pounds In Just One Month With This Powerful Fat Melting Drink

The nature is the main source of medicine since always, There we can find all the nutrients that are needed for curing various diseases, The greatest advantage of the natural medicine is that it doesn’t damage your body and it is also very cheap.

#drink #health #loseweight #explore #medicine #homeremedies #healthyliving #naturalremedies #diet #weightloss #fat #herbal #healthbenefits #cure

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FDR's Message to Charlottesville—and to Donald Trump

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James Clapper questions Trump’s fitness, worries about his access to nuclear codes

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SCIENTISTS CONFIRMED: This Is The World’s #1 Food For Heart Attack, Hypertension, Stroke And Cholesterol!

We have something to show you, in case you are searching for the most beneficial food in the world. We recommend you to try dates. They contain a lot of healthy

#dates   #heartattack   #hypertension   #stroke   #food   #healthyfood   #health   #healthy   #explore   #cholesterol   #healthyliving   #homeremedies   #healthcare   #healthycare  
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