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Quadriplegics May Soon Be Able to Control Prosthetics with Only Their Thoughts

"UC Berkeley scientists have designed a sensor smaller than a grain of rice that could one day help analyze brain data. This ‘neural dust’ could one day help quadriplegics control prosthetics using only their thoughts..."

#future = #REALnews #health #medicine #medtech #wellness #tech #innovation #science #design #biotech #biology #singularity #engineering #ai #artificialintelligence #robots #automation
https://futurism.com/videos/quadriplegics-may-soon-be-able-to-control-prosthetics-with-only-their-thoughts/

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Google has stiff competition this year. Serious improvement in low light!!

EDIT: I am honestly surprised that Pixel is still better at videos

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The fate of humanity rests in her hands. Alicia Vikander is Lara Croft. #TombRaider

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Reform through Willful Ignorance

Senators Graham and Cassidy .... and the GOP leadership in the Senate (and the House) ... and pretty much everyone else ... have no definitive, accepted standard as to what the Graham-Cassidy bill to gack the ACA and kneecap Medicaid will actually do.

This is legislation with a profound impact on the US -- 1/6 of our economy flows through the health care system, and health insurance reform impacts every single citizen of the United States, especially the poor, the disabled, the ill, and the elderly.

And the GOP don't really know what their legislation will do. Well, they've been told by numerous outside sources that it will be a disaster, about the tens of millions who will lose insurance coverage, about how senior citizen premiums will go up $16K/year on average, on the long-term impacts to the poor, the sick, children, the disabled. But the gold standard, the non-partisan Congessional Budget Office, will not have its full analysis of the bill -- its cost, the number of people who will lose insurance, etc -- for several weeks [1].

They can't wait that long. They won't wait that long. They only have a few days before the end of the month, when suddenly they can't pass this thing with just 50 votes [2]. And they don't really care anyway. Because this isn't about health care, or insurance, or the economy, or helping people not die. It's about one thing only:

"You know, I could maybe give you 10 reasons why this bill shouldn't be considered," said Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa. "But Republicans campaigned on this so often that you have a responsibility to carry out what you said in the campaign. That's pretty much as much of a reason as the substance of the bill." ❞ [3]

They said they would do it. They promised. They had no idea what they were promising, and when they finally tackled it they resembled the dog that finally got hold of the car, but, by God, they promised they would do something so this is the one something they are going to try to do.

No matter the cost. No matter the lives impacted. No matter the pain, and suffering, and debt, and death.

Because they're afraid of what will happen to them in 2018 if they don't.

And that's how these people are governing the United States.

I am beyond disgusted.

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(Grassley also basically admitted that this effort isn't even about fixing the problems they say they are going to fix.

But Grassley also acknowledged that Graham-Cassidy would not affect the most pressing Obamacare shortcoming facing Iowa: rising premiums and limited choices on the state’s individual health insurance market. Instead, he said, that’ll have to be addressed first with a “stop-gap” plan now under consideration and ultimately with a separate legislation.

“What you want to do long-term is going to be done in the Alexander bill,” Grassley said, referring to a bipartisan bill to stabilize individual premiums nationwide that reportedly fell apart this week.

Fell apart because the GOP leadership said they would never allow it to come to the floor, because it was more important to pass this bill to gut Medicaid for the long haul, but call it "Obamacare Repeal" because that's what they need to say, politically.)

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[1] https://www.cbo.gov/publication/53116
[2] http://www.latimes.com/politics/washington/la-na-essential-washington-updates-republicans-face-sept-30-deadline-for-1504293908-htmlstory.html
[3] http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2017/09/20/chuck-grassley-regardless-substance-republicans-must-support-health-bill/685674001/

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Kim Jong Un Calls Trump 'Mentally Deranged U.S. Dotard' https://trib.al/0gnXjxZ

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Google+ posts on the web redesigned with simplified comments view

This change has been live for the past few days but I only got it today. Having the +1, comment and share buttons right aligned will take a bit of getting used to, especially with the Android and iOS apps still having the old design.

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Amazing Mobile Features of Google Classroom - New Recorded Webinar and Blog Post
http://www.controlaltachieve.com/2017/09/mobile-classroom.html
See why you and your students need to be using the mobile app version of Google Classroom to take advantage of awesome features including digital handwriting, taking pictures, recording videos, sharing with other apps, notifications, and more! +Google for Education

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After years of rumors, a +T-Mobile-+Sprint merger may happen next month. Do you think T-Mobile and Sprint will finally agree to a merger?

#TMobile #Sprint #Android #iPhone

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Interesting thoughts.

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Former NFL safety Jack Brewer told FOX Business that he will never let his son play football.

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"Working with the National Sports Center for the Disabled is my favorite way to give back to the community. Their employees and athletes showed warmth & kindness to everyone they met!" -DBC Gabriela‬ #BeyondTheBoots #DBC2017

Read more on: bit.ly/2jOiC9y

#Sports #NFL #Cheerleaders

(Credit: Denver Broncos Cheerleaders)

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The good news: there's not a mid-priced Android One phone available for Google's Project Fi MVNO mobile phone network. The bad news: $399 is a mid-range price these days. Still, good to see a pure Android experience on a network that doesn't muss with your head or your wallet...

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How the right lost its mind, sold its soul & embraced Trump. http://www.newsweek.com/2017/09/29/right-lost-mind-embraced-donald-trump-668180.html
An alternate reality bubble: Conservatives did this. Conservatives who had previously agreed that Russia posed a global threat pivoted to embrace Putin as an exemplar of white Christian civilization. Rather than conformity, conservatism needs dissidents, contrarians.

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Hitting the Breaks on Lethal Brain Cancers

New research conducted in mice provides evidence that highly lethal brain tumors, called high-grade gliomas, stop growing when deprived of a specific molecule naturally produced when brain cells fire.

The research is in Nature. (full access paywall)

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through the wall

#hqspphotoart +HQSP Photo Art

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Oberbaumbrücke with U1

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More than North Korea vs the USA, it is increasingly becoming Kim Jong-un vs Donald Trump

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Come on +Google​ This is pathetic even Samsung is giving people $400+ off the Note 8 for their older devices.

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5 Questions You Were Too Embarrassed To Ask About The Expanding Universe

“5.) Are there galaxies moving away faster than the speed of light, and isn’t that forbidden? From our point of view, the space in between us and any distant point is expanding. The farther away something is, the faster it appears to recede from us. Even if the expansion rate were tiny, an object far enough away would eventually cross that threshold of any finite speed, since an expansion rate (a speed-per-distance) multiplied by a great enough distance will give you a speed as fast as you want. But this is okay in General Relativity! The law that nothing can travel faster than the speed of light only applies to an object’s motion through space, not to the expansion of space itself. In reality, the galaxies themselves only move around at speeds that are hundreds or thousands of km/s, much lower than the 300,000 km/s speed limit set by the speed of light. It’s the expansion of the Universe that causes this recession and the redshift, not a true galactic motion.”

The idea that the spatial fabric of the Universe itself is expanding, and that’s what’s behind the observed relationship between redshift and distance has long been controversial, and also long-misunderstood. After all, if more distant objects appear to recede more quickly, couldn’t there be a different explanation, like an explosion that flung many things outward? As it turns out, this isn’t a mere difference in interpretation, there are observations we can make that tell us the answer! The Universe is not expanding ‘into’ anything, despite what your intuition might tell you. The Hubble ‘constant’ isn’t actually a constant, but is rather decreasing as time goes on. The Universe looks like it’s going to expand forever, but even that scientific conclusion is subject to revision depending on what data shows in the future. And although 97% of the galaxies in the Universe are already unreachable, it isn’t a violation of relativity or a faster-than-light phenomenon that’s to blame.

Come learn the answers to five questions about the expanding Universe that many are too embarrassed to ask!

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Taylor Swift & Nicki Minaj Fans TEAM UP Against Cardi B & Here's Why #celebs #celebrities #celebrity

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NASA's Space Hubble Telescope spotted an unusual glowing pair of asteroids
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope helped an international team of astronomers find that an unusual object in the asteroid belt is, in fact, two asteroids orbiting each other that have comet-like features. These include a bright halo of material, called a coma, and a long tail of dust.

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This time-lapse video, assembled from a set of Hubble Space Telescope photos, reveals two asteroids orbiting each other that have comet-like features. The asteroid pair, called 2006 VW139/288P, was observed in September 2016, just before the asteroid made its closest approach to the Sun. The photos revealed ongoing activity in the binary system. The apparent movement of the tail is a projection effect due to the relative alignment between the Sun, Earth, and 2006 VW139/288P changing between observations.

The tail orientation is also affected by a change in the particle size. Initially, the tail was pointing towards the direction where comparatively large (about 1 millimeter in size) dust particles were emitted in late July. However, from Sept. 20 on, the tail began to point in the opposite direction from the Sun as the pressure of sunlight affects smaller (10 microns in size) dust particles where they are blown away from the nucleus by radiation pressure.
Credits: NASA, ESA, and J. DePasquale and Z. Levay (STScI)

Source & further reading:
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2017/hubble-discovers-that-a-unique-object-is-a-binary

#nasa #space #universe #asteroid #Hubble #science

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Figured we should point this out since some of our Android friends love to talk about how the iPhone isn't the highest ranked from DxOMark and that the U11 and Pixel were top dogs. That is no longer the case.

#android #iphone8 #pixel #htcu11

https://drd.life/2wFuuR4

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#StarWars8 is locked and ready to roll!

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Miley Cyrus Answers Your Burning Questions About the Red Carpet, Dolly Parton, and What Gives Her Anxiety https://trib.al/KNd7bja

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If it weren't for Thomas, Hayward might never have signed with the C's.

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WATCH Jorge Linares and Luke Campbell face off: http://www.boxingnewsonline.net/watch-jorge-linares-and-luke-campbell-face-off/

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In the WWE endorsed +UpUpDownDown, #XavierWoods play Smite which also supports Connor's Cure: Fighting Pediatric Cancer.

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And she can see it from her window!

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3 Most Effective To Use Yogurt For Skin Whitening

The thick and white layer of yogurt soothes the skin cells. It is also a skin lighting agent which provides a significant change in your complexion. The antiviral property of yogurt protects the skin from infection and outburst of acne. It makes skin smooth and soft.

#skincare #health #recipe #explore #herbal #remedy #cure #healthyliving #naturalremedies #healthy #beauty #cure #disease #healthbenefits #cure

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Google Brings its Trade-in Program to the Google Store with Pixel and Pixel XL
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