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25 Feb 05:54

Coolpeds Briefcase Electric Scooter is your new carry-on bag

by Lindsey Caldwell
Briefcase Electric ScooterMost suitcases can double as an ottoman at best. The new Briefcase Electric Scooter by Coolpeds turns into an electric scooter to zip you around so you can catch your commute. Now, you don't have to drag your luggage around to catch your flight, you can hop on and ride it all the way to the terminal. Instead of a … Continue reading
18 Feb 13:00

You’ll never have to look for the bottle opener again

by Janet Cloninger

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You’ll always know that your bottle opener is attached to the bottom of your beer mug.  The Pop ‘n Pour Beer Mug with Opener is a 24-ounce glass handled beer mug with a stainless steel bottle opener permanently attached to the bottom.  The opener is magnetic, so it will hold on to the bottle cap until you’re ready to dispose of it, and it’s flush mounted to the bottom of the mug so you can set it down without fear of spilling the contents.  The 24 ounce mug can hold two full beers, so you won’t be running out too soon.  The Pop ‘n Pour Beer Mug with Opener is $19.99 at Brookstone.

Filed in categories: Home, Kitchen, News

Tagged: Beverage, bottle opener

You’ll never have to look for the bottle opener again originally appeared on The Gadgeteer on February 18, 2015 at 8:00 am.

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24 Feb 23:01

Beautiful Weeds: Preserve a Dandelion in Resin

by agnesniewiadomski
1_1024x1024After a successful Kickstarter Campaign, the Dandelion Collective has been producing these gorgeous paper weights made from dried out dandelions and clear resin. Each weed is carefully hand selected, dried, and preserved into a perfectly polished sphere of cast polyester resin, with a small flat base so it doesn’t roll […]

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19 Feb 18:51

New Knowledge About Human Head Revealed, Via Anatomical Network Analysis

by Editors

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At the Cavanilles Institute of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology of the University of Valencia, researchers have been studying the anatomy of the human head in a unique way, revealing the modularity of the musculoskeletal system and its evolutionary origins. The quantitative technique is called anatomical network analysis (AnNA) and using a computer it maps all sorts of meeting points and interactions between different anatomical components of the head.

The team discovered that the head is broken down into ten different modules, each of which seems to have evolved mostly independently of the other ones.

As [lead researcher Diego Rasskin Gutman] explains, each skull “generated a network model in which each bone was represented as the network node and each physical articulation (contact), as a connection. Thus, each skull was modelled as a 0-1 matrix with each connection being a 1. This matrix served to analyse the network attributes, which could in turn be compared to other generic network properties”.

By using AnNa, which enables the analysis of bones and muscles at the same time, new cranial functional dependences have been uncovered, because muscles —associated to movements— link separate bones. For example, as the researcher points out, the lower jaw / inner ear module shows dependences between bones associated with masticatory muscles and which would not associate otherwise (jaw to parietal, temporal and occipital) as well as inner ear bones.

Moreover, muscle modules “show left/right independence of orofacial muscles (mouth and face) from the upper face muscles. This allows greater flexibility in facial expression for we are able to move facial muscles on either side separately”, he explains.

Study in Scientific ReportsAnatomical networks reveal the musculoskeletal modularity of the human head

Press release: University of Valencia researchers first to describe the modular anatomical structure of the human head

The post New Knowledge About Human Head Revealed, Via Anatomical Network Analysis appeared first on Medgadget.

24 Feb 11:11

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Studio Daniel Libeskind, Beyond The Wall.

25 Feb 06:34

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20 Feb 18:30

Dropbox Users Can Grab 100 GB of OneDrive Storage for Free

by Melanie Pinola

In a clear play to get Dropbox users over into their own cloud storage camp, Microsoft is offering an extra 100 GB of OneDrive storage for free for a year.

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21 Feb 00:40

We Are All This Cat With An Octopus Stuck To Its Face

by Robbie Gonzalez

Round one goes to the octopus, round two to the cat.

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21 Feb 15:37

Photoshop Round-Up: Links We Love

by bev

Here’s a look at what’s been happening in Photoshop and pop culture this week.

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  • Uh oh… unretouched photos of Beyonce have leaked online. [Defamer]
  • Adobe celebrates 25 years of Photoshop with 60 seconds of artistry. [The Verge]
  • This is what Adobe Photoshop looked like 25 years ago. [Venture Beat]

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  • The 20 Most Awkward Celebrity Encounters Ever Captured On Camera. [Web Humor]
  • David Lopera makes celebrities plus-sized with Photoshop. [Bustle]
  • Through the Magic of Photoshop: Biden Bidening. [The Washington Post]
  • You had me at “Roman soldier waving an animated fiery sword.” [Clients From Hell]

We’ll be back on Monday with more disasters. In the meantime, don’t forget to join us on FacebookTwitter, and Google+.

The post Photoshop Round-Up: Links We Love appeared first on PSD : Photoshop Disasters .

19 Feb 03:00

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24 Feb 01:45

Highlights from the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist

by Christopher Jobson

Cat-mothers
© Ramil Gilvanov/Rimma Gilvanova, Russia, Shortlist, Lifestyle, Professional Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Old Shepherd
© Saeed Barikani, Iran, Shortlist, Smile, Open, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

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Ukrainian protester plays piano on a barricade in front of the riot police line during the continuing protest in Kiev, Ukraine on October 2, 2014. © Vladyslav Musiienko / UNIAN, Ukraine, Shortlist, Current Affairs, Professional Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

On the Tundra....
© Simon Morris, United Kingdom, Shortlist, Smile, Open, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Pelican Feeding
© Melissa Little, Australia, Shortlist, Nature & Wildlife, Open, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

Blue Fields
The images were shot from a light aircraft flying at between 4,000 & 5,000ft. The height was crucial in order to flatten perspective by using long focal lengths. Time of day and cloud cover were also critical, the abstract effect being heightened by complete lack of signifying shadow. © Simon Butterworth, United Kingdom, Shortlist, Landscape, Professional Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Award

Underwater Grace
© Jonathan Yeap Chin Tiong, Singapore, Shortlist, Sport, Professional Competition, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

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© Alexander Klebe, Germany, Shortlist, Panormaic, Open, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

First Sight
West Bengal, India. October 21, 2013. Blind girls Sonia, 12, and Anita Singh, 5, are born into poverty with congenital cataract blindness. They must accompany their parents everywhere as they cannot be left alone without risk. The surgery to cure this is simple and takes 15 minutes but because of the level of poverty in this family they have been unable to pursue the necessary operation. India has more than 12 million blind, the majority of which suffer from cataract blindness. Poverty is the main reason these millions of people are trapped in this condition. Donor funding has recently enabled both sisters to finally go for this operation. This essay is an attempt to tell the story of their lives before surgery, during the operation to regain their sight and after as they begin to discover light. © Brent Stirton, South Africa, Shortlist, Contemporary Issues, Professional, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

The World Photography Organization just announced the shortlist for the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards. Creating a shortlist was no small feat. This year submissions swelled to a record 173,444 photographs from 171 countries. Shortlisted images will be on view at Somerset House in London from April 24th through May 10th, and Winners are announced April 23rd. You can see all shortlisted photos online in three categories: Professional, Open, and Youth.

16 Feb 21:06

yulinkuang:boredpanda: 15+ Of The World’s Most Magical Streets...

22 Feb 19:00

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22 Feb 12:24

Yep!

Yep!

20 Feb 21:14

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16 Feb 18:30

Lifelike Galvanized Wire Animal Sculptures by Kendra Haste

by Christopher Jobson

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Working only with layers of painted galvanized wire atop steel armature, UK artist Kendra Haste creates faithful reproductions of creatures large and small for both public installations and private collections around the world. A graduate of the from the Royal College of Art, Haste says she is fascinated by how such a seemingly ordinary medium, chicken wire, is capable of suggesting “the sense of movement and life, of contour and volume, the contrasts of weight and lightness, of solidity and transparency—values that I find in my natural subjects.” She continues about her work with animals:

What interests me most about studying animals is identifying the spirit and character of the individual creatures. I try to create a sense of the living, breathing subject in a static 3D form, attempting to convey the emotional essence without indulging in the sentimental or anthropomorphic.

In 2010, Historic Royal Palaces commissioned Haste to fabricate thirteen sculptures around the Tower of London that will remain on view through 2021. You can see much more in this online gallery, and as part of the Art and the Animal exhibition currently at the Ella Carothers Dunnegan Gallery of Art in Missouri. (thnx, Kat Powers!)

26 Jan 14:00

Improve Your Posture with these Exercises from the Army Field Manual

by Herbert Lui

Improve Your Posture with these Exercises from the Army Field Manual

Posture can affect a lot of things, including our confidence and how other people feel about us. Teach yourself good posture by practicing these exercises from the Army Field Manual. Good posture is a habit that pays off over time.

The Army Field Manual features ten exercises that require you to move in a variety of different directions and ways. I found performing Exercise 1, which involves a lot of arm swinging, to be particularly relieving when I get out of my seat. Some of these exercises are pretty conspicuous and may be difficult to do in a suit or formal pants, but a lot of them can still be performed in the workplace.

These exercises are great to get you out of your seat. While you're in your seat, you can do yourself a favor by fixing your computer hunch and other posture problems.

WWII Workout Week: Posture Training | The Art of Manliness

17 Feb 19:18

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18 Feb 03:32

4gifs:You are at a 9 and I need you at a 1. [video]



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You are at a 9 and I need you at a 1. [video]

22 Feb 05:00

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21 Feb 17:17

Video: Red Pandas Having Fun in Fresh Snow at Cincinnati Zoo

21 Feb 07:00

gifsboom:Video: Sunbathing Cats Moving with the Sun

16 Feb 20:50

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17 Feb 13:19

This is only accurate every night of my life.

20 Feb 19:04

'The Architect' by Erik Johansson really confuses my mind!

27 Jan 04:00

Bacon Sriracha Cronut

by John Farrier

DK's Donuts of Orange, a simple, walk-up donut stand in Orange, California, offers this donut that is anything but simple. 7 Deadly says that it would make cronut inventor "Dominique Ansel to kneel over and sob French tears." That would be a great shame, for it would be sad for Ansel to, like Howard Roark in The Fountainhead, withhold future works of his genius from the world to prevent them from being altered.

What does it taste like? Let the reviewers from 7 Deadly speak:

However, the first bite makes it clear that the cronut-gimmick is merely a vehicle for the punch-in-the-face flavors of the thick Sriracha glaze and generous amount of candied bacon sprinkled on top.

If you’re looking for something “delicate,” this is not the donut for you. This savory behemoth is a Sriracha-soaked, protein-packed meal that just happens to be on a cronut-like pastry. There’s a faint hint of sugar from the dough, but that quickly gets lost as the spicy, meaty heat overwhelms every square centimeter of your tongue.

16 Feb 00:00

30 Magnificent Animals That Could Become Extinct in Our Lifetime

by Lisa Marcus

Saiga Antelope | Source: Global Animal 
 
The wonderfully odd creature pictured above is the critically endangered saiga antelope, native to the Eurasian Steppe region. The saiga's unusual nose filters out dust generated by the movement of its herd and warms the air it inhales in the cold winters of its habitat. Hunting and loss of habitat has caused a severe decrease of the saiga population by as much as 95% in the last 15 years. 

The gharial, pictured below, is native to India and once inhabited most of its river systems. Now, with only an estimated 235 gharials left in the world, the species is listed as critically endangered by the IUCN. This 350-pound, 20-foot long reptile is threatened due to loss of habitat and overfishing by humans. 

See 28 other animal species that could become extinct in our lifetime here. 

Gharial | Source: Global Animal

16 Feb 04:33

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