Converting waste into resources, substituting toxic raw materials for healthy inputs, migrating from harmful to sustainable production processes.The Agrowaste project is coordinated by Holmer Savastano Junior, a Full Professor at the University of São Paulo's Animal Science & Food Engineering School (FZEA-USP) in Pirassununga, Brazil.Resulting from a cooperative agreement between the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and France's National Research Agency (ANR), the project involves researchers affiliated with the University of São Paulo and the Chemistry Department of the University of the Antilles & Guyana (UAG) in Guadeloupe, a French territory in the Caribbean.It seemed an unbeatable technical solution, especially thanks to its low cost, but the impact on health means other less toxic reinforcing fibers must be found," Savastano said."Our project has already produced results with potential technology transfer to commercial firms.We didn't just substitute the fiber; several adjustments had to be made to the production process, and we worked on this with firms that make fiber cement in Brazil.
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Verizon says basestation dumps increasingly popularUS telecoms giant Verizon says police are increasingly asking it to cough up massive dumps of cellphone data rather than individual records.This according to the latest Verizon US transparency report for the first half of the 2017 calendar year.The dossier tracks government requests for phone records both of individual customers and large groups.The latter group is becoming an increasingly popular target, said Verizon in its report this week."In order to try to identify a suspect of a crime, the government may apply to a court for a warrant or order compelling us to provide a 'dump' of the phone numbers of all devices that connected to a specific cell tower or site during a given period of time," Verizon explained.
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Yet in our fractured times, some want to believe that they are superior because of their pure whiteness.It seems, though, that some white supremacists try to use science to confirm their superiority.A new study by UCLA sociologists Aaron Panofsky and Joan Donovan suggests that these results sometimes disturb the purists.The researchers say they saw evidence of posters using "the particular relationships made visible by GATs (genetic ancestry testing) to re-imagine the collective boundaries and constitution of white nationalism."And then there are those who just prefer to think of their results as being subject to statistical error.He said the company's customer service then tries to help complainers understand how the results came about.
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Mic.com laid off staffers on Thursday in what is part of a larger pivot to video that it will begin later this month.The millennial-news site said in a memo circulated among staffers that it would lay off 25 people, primarily from its news and editorial departments this morning amid a larger reorganization of the company."We made these tough decisions because we believe deeply in our vision to make Mic the leader in visual journalism and we need to focus the company to deliver on our mission," founder Chris Altchek wrote."As new platforms emerge and existing platforms continue to grow, we believe this will become a dominant form of news consumption for our audience," he wrote.Mic will hold an all-hands meeting Thursday afternoon to discuss the changes.Some staffers have speculated about layoffs since the company announced it would hold a daylong meeting on August 24 to discuss the future of the company.
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A day after The Daily Stormer retreated to the darknet, the organization that helped make that move possible is condemning the neo-Nazi site while grudgingly acknowledging its technology allows the site to continue to spew messages of hate.A version of the site, dubbed the "top hate site in America," appeared Wednesday on a part of the web that can only be accessed through the Tor Project's browser, which hides users' online identities.The Daily Stormer moved to a Tor onion service after GoDaddy and then Google pulled its domain following an offensive story it published about Heather Heyer, who was killed on Saturday while counter-protesting against white supremacist protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia."We are disgusted, angered, and appalled by everything these racists stand for and do," Tor member Steph wrote in a blog post Thursday."Ironically, the Tor software has been designed and written by a diverse team including people of many religions, races, gender identities, sexual orientations, and points on the (legitimate, non-Nazi) political spectrum."We are everything they claim to despise.
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Apple has a new feature to easily disable Touch ID in iOS 11.The feature, which is designed to aid calls for emergencies, allows users to quickly tap the power button five times to call 911 on an iPhone 7.A CNET reviews editor tested and confirmed the feature Thursday after seeing multiple reports.While this won't automatically dial emergency services, it brings up the option to call 911 or temporarily disable Touch ID until the iPhone's owner enters their passcode.The new setting was first discovered by Twitter users in the iOS 11 public beta.They've since nicknamed the feature a "cop button," notably after the FBI's attempt to force Apple to unlock an iPhone used by Syed Farook, who killed 14 people in a 2015 terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California.
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"Avengers: Infinity War" doesn't come out until May 4, 2018, but the confirmed cast list so far is huge.Flip through this gallery (spoilers abound!)T'Challa took over as The Black Panther when his father was killed in "Captain America: Civil War."The last we saw of him, he was returning to Wakanda with Bucky Barnes, the Winter Soldier.We know that Black Panther will appear in his own solo movie, "The Black Panther," coming in February 2018, but how he'll fit into "Avengers: Infinity War" is still a mystery.Black Widow has been one of the most popular heroes since her introduction in Iron Man 2, probably in no small part due to the acting prowess of Scarlet Johanssen.
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This surely looks very interesting – especially for all those Xiaomi fans out there that wait impatiently the upcoming MIX 2 flagship.According to recent rumors (and some relevant leaks) the most awaited Mi Mix 2 – scheduled to be unveiled in September- could be equipped with a new 3D facial recognition technology!The screenshot above tends to support these rumors, as it presumably comes from the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 lockscreen, showing the outline of a head, prompting the user to look at the phone to unlock it.The Weibo user who leaked the screenshot this new feature could be implemented later on in the MIUI 9 interface and will arrive exclusively for the Mi MIX 2 model at first.Since this image does not reveal much, we might also see a more simple solution that Samsung implemented with the Galaxy Note7 that eventually was transferred to the Galaxy S8.Sony also has a similar feature which runs even on mid-range devices like the Xperia XA1 Ultra and the even more affordable Xperia L1.
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After long years of research, your efforts have paid off: the archaeological site you’re digging in has turned up a stash of rare, striking bones, no doubt the beginning of a groundbreaking discovery.Only then, you find the KFC wrapper, revealing that this “ancient burial ground” is just the leftovers of someone’s lunch.In the summer of 2015, scientists on Twitter started describing research mishaps like this—which happen more often than you’d think—as “fieldwork fails.” The fieldworkfail hashtag went viral, and two years later, it’s getting an encore in a new book by French illustrator Jim Jourdane (available for pre-order later this year), thanks to his blog and a successful Kickstarter campaign.As Jourdane reveals in Fieldwork Fail, things often don’t go as planned in science.The book contains fieldwork mishaps from the fun and harmless, like realising the “bat” you thought you were tracking was actually a crosswalk signal, to the more dangerous, like peeing on a jaguar’s marked tree and getting stalked through the jungle for three weeks.It’s a great starting point for scientists to communicate some of the less-sexy aspects of their work.
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The recent Nokia 8 launch had more to reveal than just the specs and design of Nokia’s latest flagship model, as the Finnish company seems to be ready to launch an even more powerful smartphone in the coming months.Yes, it will be called Nokia 9 and its name was basically confirmed yesterday by some HMD Global representatives.During the Nokia 8 event there were serious discussions about a new upcoming phone with a bigger screen than the Nokia 8, in order “to meet the needs of absolutely all users”.And given the fact that there’s already a mid-range model with these attributes (Nokia 6), then they must be talking about a more powerful smartphone – a flagship model.According to tech specs, leaked images and rumors we’ve got so far, this Nokia 9 will be the first truly bezel less smartphone of the Finnish company, equipped with a Snapdragon 835 SoC, 6 or 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, an iris scanner, and IP68 certification for water and dust resistance.It’s said to boast the exact same dual rear camera array as the Nokia 8, on the other hand.
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Getting to know a new city is a little bit like going on a blind date.After arriving at this insight while trying to think of ways to recruit new talent from out of town, Possible Cincinnati had an idea.The agency used Tinder to find a prospective employee from a larger city and, after making a match, set up a visit to the agency and its hometown.Eventually they found the right match in Daniel Mashburn, an assistant account executive with Leo Burnett Chicago.But would he fall in love with Cincinnati?After some initial nerves and stumbling blocks, including misspelling Mashburn’s name on a welcome sign, the team at Possible Cincinnati seems to have shown the job prospect a good time.
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A new set of render images (along with the accompanying video) of the upcoming Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact model leaked earlier today and we’re here to… spread the news as always.We’re talking about a device that has long been rumored to make its first official appearance during Sony’s IFA press conference on August 31.It should be joined by the aforementioned XZ1, but also the mid-range Xperia X1.As you can possibly figure out by its name, this new XZ1 model is small (compact) with a small display but unfortunately not smaller bezels as the company doesn’t seem quite ready yet to implement such a technology to its phones.Nokia is another OEM that seems to love bezels – as their newly unveiled Nokia 8 yesterday comes with huge bezels.According to the latest rumors however, the XZ1 Compact is said to come with a 4.6-inch touchscreen, with the following dimensions: 129.5 x 64.5 x 9.4 mm.
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Depending on who you ask, email marketing can generate a return on investment between a few dollars for every $1 invested and a phenomenal 43,000 percent.The difference in email’s reported performance may have something to do with execution.The best online sellers can use an email message, which costs just a few dollars to send, to produce tens of thousands of dollars in sales.But perhaps less than a quarter of online sellers actually use this tool.A shopping cart abandonment series works by sending a known shopper — someone whose email address you have — a message when that shopper leaves items in an ecommerce shopping cart.You should have a reasonable amount of site traffic (maybe 5,000 visitors a month).
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Good news for all those Asus fans out there, especially those who really like Zenfone 3 and 4 series models, as the company recently promised to support the aforementioned models for quite some time in the future.During today’s special event during which the company unleashed six additional Zenfone 4 models, we had the chance to spot a slide that was screen grabbed from the event mentioning that the whole Zenfone 3 and Zenfone 4 series models will be upgraded to Android O when the latter becomes available to OEM’s.The Android O update for the Zenfone 3 line will also include Asus’ newly revamped ZenUI 4.0, which the company says is simpler, more intuitive, as well as “modern and gorgeous”.Unfortunately it seems that Asus will be taking its sweet time in rolling out the Android O update.It’s expected to hit all of the aforementioned devices “by the second half of 2018”.
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On Wednesday, a Facebook employee in Nigeria shared footage of a minor inconvenience that he says speaks to tech’s larger diversity problem.In the video, a white man and a dark-skinned black man both try to get soap from a soap dispenser.The soap dispenses for the white man, but not the darker-skinned man.After a bit of laughter, a person can be overheard chucking, “too black!”If you have ever had a problem grasping the importance of diversity in tech and its impact on society, watch this video pic.twitter.com/ZJ1Je1C4NWMost likely, the soap dispenser uses an optic sensor to detect when a hand is placed underneath.
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Ford’s first truck, the Model TT, went on sale in 1917.In the 100 years since, the Blue Oval company has established a vehicle lineup that is one of the most recognizable in the world with its F-Series full-size pickup truck.With only two model years under its belt, the 2018 F-150 is merely a mild refresh.Although significant changes are minimal, year-over-year updates include increases in power, payload, and fuel efficiency.Automatic start-stop is now included and a segment-first 10-speed automatic transmission is available on all models not equipped with the 3.3-liter V6.All cabs can be ordered with either two- or four-wheel drive, and all but the high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine can be selected for any cab configuration.
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Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Group got one step closer Thursday to setting up shop in Wisconsin.The Wisconsin state assembly voted to approve a $3 billion tax-incentive package for the Taiwanese firm to build a display-panel plant that Gov.Scott Walker says will bring thousands of jobs to the state.Mr. Walker said the vote was “the next big step in bringing a high-tech ecosystem to Wisconsin.”Foxconn, best known for assembling Apple Inc. iPhones in China, is planning to build a $10 billion, 20 million square-foot campus that will primarily produce high-resolution liquid-crystal displays used in smartphones and car dashboards in addition to TVs.The deal was announced last month at a White House ceremony as part of President Donald Trump’s efforts to revive the U.S. manufacturing industry.
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Geekbuying are running a new promotion on a plethora of affordable laptops and non coming from the Asian country.We indeed to from the almost unknown T-bao laptops to the popular Xiaomi Notebook lineup.Let’s begin with the more premium device of them all, the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 12.5″ and 13.3″.You can get the cheaper 12.5″ Xiaomi laptop powered by an Intel M3-7Y30 with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage for just $529.99, instead if you have a bigger budget you can look into the beastly equipped 13.3″ Mi Notebook Air coming with an Intel Core i7-7500U, Nvidia MX150 GPU, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD which costs $1049.99.If you want to spend much less than that, have a look at the Jumper EZbook 3L Pro 14″ with Intel Celeron N3450, 6GB RAM & 64GB SSD, 14″ FHD Display selling at $254.99, or the T-Bao Tbook4 14.1″ powered by an Intel Celeron N3450, 6GB RAM 64GB storage and 14.1-Inch IPS display selling for $249.99.Other laptops on sale include the CHUWI LapBook 14.1″ selling for $219.99, the Jumper EZbook 3X 13.3″ costing $166.99, and the T-bao Tbook Air3 13.3″ for $229.99.
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Facebook is testing a feature in the Facebook News Feed that provides customised links to news on topics of interest to individual users, as the company continues to search for ways to increase the amount of time that people spend using the world’s largest social media network.The offering, called “Featured Topic,” is being tested on News Feed, the core of Facebook.Each selected item includes a couple of sentences of text on a subject, a link to a news story and a photo, according to an example seen on Thursday.Facebook confirmed that the feature was in testing and said it was designed to help people discover stories that might be relevant to them.The company makes frequent changes to the News Feed, typically testing potential features at length before making them official.Facebook’s News Feed includes items posted by a user’s friends and family, displayed in an order according to Facebook’s algorithms, as well as ads and posts from outlets that a user likes.
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Mozilla now automatically delivers the 64-bit version of Firefox to Windows users with compatible hardware, the open-source developer said this week."Users on 64-bit Windows who download Firefox will now get our 64-bit version by default," Mozilla explained in a Monday post to a company blog.The 64-bit version of Firefox 55, which Mozilla released on Aug. 8, is now installed by default on all 64-bit hardware running a 64-bit edition of Windows.The only other requirement is that the personal computer must be equipped with at least 2GB of RAM, or system memory.A 64-bit browser on a 64-bit operating system can address more than the 4GB of memory available to a 32-bit application, letting users keep open hundreds of tabs, and run larger, more sophisticated web apps.Mozilla's rivals have offered 64-bit browsers for, in some cases, years.
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