Obama Says Social Media Magnifies the Dangers of a ‘Messy’ World

By Jonathan Ellis – Mashable   Obama Says Social Media Magnifies the Dangers of a ‘Messy’ World Islamic State militants making gains in Iraq and Syria, raising fears of terror attacks in the west. A tense truce between Israel and Hamas after weeks of bloodshed. Russian forces entering Ukraine in a throwback to the Cold War.U.S. President Barack Obama said Friday that the world’s challenges can seem “pretty frightening” to Americans. But he argued that

GoPro for Your Dog

  GoPro The newest GoPro accessory will allow users to see the world from a dog’s-eye view. The company unveiled a harness called GoPro Fetch, which is washable, and adjusts to accommodate dogs of all breeds and sizes. It features two mounts, which work with any GoPro camera, and shows both “over-the-head” shots and “front-paw action.” GoPro said its new product will enable dog owners to document a variety of pet activities, on land and

Insect Photography with Electron Microscope

David Phillips – Insect Photography is a scientist who has always had a great passion for insects. With his knowledge and mastering microscopes he unveils the anatomical structures of different insects invisible to the eye. Impressive photographs he was able to gather in a book called Art and Architecture of insects. David M. Phillips has taken his life-long love of insect biology and microscopy and produced a mesmerizing look into the hidden world of the insect

GPS Trackers to Solve Sailing Rock Mystery

  DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks — some weighing hundreds of pounds — zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth. Now two researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, have photographed these “sailing rocks” being blown by light winds across the former lake bed. Cousins Richard and James Norris

Apple Invites Are Out: New iPhones Coming Sept. 9

Image: Apple Just as expected, Apple sent out invites on Thursday to an event for what’s expected to be its big iPhone event of the year. The invitation, which coyly says “wish we could say more,” revealed that the “exclusive event” will be held on Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. PT. It will be held at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, California, which is Apple’s hometown and just two miles from

Plan Is Not A Dirty Four Letter Word.

By Kevin Laahs Part 9 of “Connect Us” – A Series on Connectedness A great friend and ex-colleague of mine (a certain Mr Donald Livengood from HP) recently posted on his Facebook page the following words:- “plan” a dirty four letter word for many teenagers. Of course this is a frustration faced by all parents ever since life began but probably even more so these days given the ease of engaging in instant communications through multiple

Business Majors And Children Of Divorce Are The Biggest Liars: Quartz

Quartz: A new Canadian study concludes that the people most likely to lie for monetary gain are the children of divorce, business majors, and—perhaps most surprisingly—the religious. The study, conducted by Jason Childs of the University of Regina, recruited 400 students from introductory economics classes at his university. Each pair was separated. One student, the “sender” was told that she was to provide her partner (the “receiver”) in the other room with a set of cash amounts.