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View the Most Damaging WikiLeaks, All on One Tidy Website

View the Most Damaging WikiLeaks, All on One Tidy Website.
WikiLeaks is one of the most important things to have happened on the internet.
But is WikiLeaks credible?
If it isn’t, one has to wonder why governments want to silence and block access to the site.
They brought us news of civilian casualties in Iraq, and they brought us embarrassing diplomatic cables.
Called Most Damaging WikiLeaks, it aims to catalog the Top 100 juiciest and most damning leaks to be released so far.
Within, you’ll find details on all of the most newsworthy controversies, including the Podesta emails and the DNC leaks.
Is Hillary Clinton corrupt?
If you believe that WikiLeaks is credible, then this is where you can find the most damning leaks yet.
Have you read through the leaks yourself?

Find Out If You’re a “Netflix Cheater” With This Quick Test

Find Out If You’re a “Netflix Cheater” With This Quick Test.
In a survey, which you can still take, you can find out if you’re a loyal streamer, a #sorrynotsorry cheater, or a serial cheater.
So what exactly is Netflix cheating, for those who aren’t in the know?
Because Netflix releases entire seasons of show overnight, it’s all too easy to binge watch your night away, especially with their popular Netflix originals.
If you’re part of a couple that has pledged to wait for your significant other before going on to the next episode but went ahead anyway, you’ve Netflix cheated.
Netflix’s survey revealed close to half of couples have Netflix cheated, with that number shooting up to 81 percent for repeat offenders.
According to Netflix, the shows that really bring out the bad in us include quite a few Netflix originals, among them Stranger Things, Orange Is the New Black, Narcos, and Black Mirror.
Netflix certainly makes it far too easy to just race ahead in a show with little regard for whether or not your significant other is ensconced on the couch with you thanks to its autoplay feature.
That said, at least two-thirds of those surveyed said “the shows are just so good” that they can’t stop bingeing.
Let us know in the comments.

The Right Way to Rename Notebooks in OneNote

The Right Way to Rename Notebooks in OneNote.
OneNote is a fantastic free alternative to Evernote, and offers a great place to keep all of your notes handy.
One of the things that’s a bit difficulty in OneNote is changing a notebook’s name.
You wouldn’t think that it would be so hard, as you can just right-click on a notebook in the OneNote app and visit Properties.
This brings you to your OneDrive page where your notebooks are stored in the cloud.
Check the Documents folder; mine were found in OneDrive Documents.
Right-click on a notebook, and choose Rename to give it a new name.
This actually renames the notebook itself, instead of just changing the display name if you edit in the app.
Were you looking to change a OneNote notebook’s name?
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How a Robotic Exoskeleton Is Helping a Paralyzed Acrobat Walk Again

How a Robotic Exoskeleton Is Helping a Paralyzed Acrobat Walk Again.
Pan has taken so thoroughly to the exoskeleton that not only does she walk in it—she competes in it.
I thought that [while] this body was handicapped, it was possible with that body to perform—and to do great performances.” Pan became one of the world’s top competitors in paracycling.
“For the first time, after nine years in the wheelchair, I saw my legs moving,” Pan says.
“I knew it wasn’t my own legs, but it felt as if it were my own legs.” She wore the exoskeleton for a few hours, which was exhausting, as she had to use her arm strength to keep herself holding onto the crutches.
She told the LSRO team, “It’s not possible.
Silke speaks of all the parts of the group as ‘her engineers.’” As Pan practiced walking, sitting, standing, and climbing stairs, her feedback helped them to refine the Twiice.
In the months since the competition, the team has shifted gears towards the daily functionality of Twiice.
We would also like the person who uses it to put it on himself and are creating a variant where the disabled person can move very quickly from a wheelchair to a standing position.” People who walk, Bouri says, don’t think much about the fact that they can stand at will.
Bouri believes they can create “amazing and useful devices for the daily living activities of paraplegic people,” he says.

New Ultrasound Tech Captures Clearest Imaging Ever of a 20-Week-Old Fetus

New Ultrasound Tech Captures Clearest Imaging Ever of a 20-Week-Old Fetus.
A London-based research project has produced the most detailed ultrasound image yet of a 20-week-old fetus, The Telegraph reports.
iFind (intelligent fetal imaging and diagnosis), an initiative led by researchers at King’s College London, is working on computer-guided ultrasound technology so that scans can be automated and uniform as well as more accurate.
Typically, a 20-week ultrasound (also called a mid-pregnancy scan) helps detect fetal abnormalities like spina bifida, but current scans can’t catch everything.
One researcher The Telegraph spoke to estimated that only about half of all congenital abnormalities show up on the 20-week scan.
One issue with current ultrasound systems is that technicians can only use one probe for imaging because they need their other hand to work the settings on the machine.
The iFind researchers want to create a robotic system that can take ultrasounds with multiple probes.
By collecting a large dataset of high-quality 3D ultrasound images, the algorithm will learn to recognize organs and detect normal versus abnormal development.
The high-definition video recently captured by iFind is clearer than typical ultrasounds because the new algorithm can correct for the fetus’s normal movement during the scan, creating a more focused image (similar to steadying your camera in low-light conditions).
The result is an unprecedented look at a fetus in the womb that could give parents and doctors a much better idea of the baby’s condition.

High-Tech Paper Could Be Reused Up to 80 Times

High-Tech Paper Could Be Reused Up to 80 Times.
But wasting paper could be a thing of the past with new technology under development by a research team from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; the University of California, Riverside; and China’s Shandong University.
The paper, described in Nano Letters, is blue rather than white, and it’s covered in a nanoparticle coating that is sensitive to UV light.
The reaction that occurs when these pigments are exposed to UV light turns the blue clear.
After about five days—or 10 minutes at 250°F—the paper fades back to solid blue, erasing the writing.
A UV light printer can either print white text on a blue background or be programmed to print the background itself instead, resulting in blue text against a white background.
The nanoparticle coating can be used over and over again, allowing one sheet of paper to be reprinted 80 times before it has to be thrown away.
The researchers hope to one day be able to print in full color with a similar system.
They are currently working on a laser printer compatible with their light-printable paper.
Until it hits the market, you’ll have to content yourself with buying notebooks that can be erased in the microwave.

Hybrid Electric Bus Can Charge When It Pulls Up to a Stop

In a suburb outside of Stockholm, bus stops are more than just places to pick up and drop off passengers.
They’re also chargers.
A new pilot program along a bus route in Södertälje is testing electric buses that can charge up at every stop, as recently highlighted by Co.Exist.
The electric hybrid buses charge automatically when they pull up to the bus stop, where a charging station is buried under the asphalt.
Right now, the Södertälje buses charge overnight and then at the final stop on the route.
Sensors direct the bus drivers to park over the right section of the road.
It’s a collaboration between the Royal Institute of Technology KTH, the city of Södertälje, and Sweden’s national power company, Vattenfall, as well as the bus manufacturer Scania.
This is partially a test to see how the system fares in northern climates, and Scania is still working out the best way to implement it, including where the charging stations should be placed along the route.
Seven minutes is a long time for a bus to sit at one stop in the middle of the route, and though this bus route is relatively short, another route probably wouldn’t be able to support a bus running on just one charge.
The UK has already begun testing an under-road charging system it plans to one day install under the nation’s highways.

We Can Print Human Skin Now

We Can Print Human Skin Now.
This may be technology at its coolest.
Or grossest.
Scientists in Madrid have figured out a way to produce functional sheets of human skin using a 3D printer.
They published their results in the journal Biofabrication.
Other researchers have been hard at work growing human skin in the laboratory.
As you can imagine, this was not a simple matter of loading up the ink and hitting a button.
The team built a brand-new type of bioprinter that uses human plasma as a medium, or scaffolding.
Co-author Juan Francisco del Cañizo is a surgeon at Madrid’s Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón.
“Knowing how to mix the biological components, in what conditions to work with them so that the cells don’t deteriorate, and how to correctly deposit the product is critical to the system,” he told The Independent.

New Volvo Technology Will Keep You From Hitting a Deer (or Moose)

New Volvo Technology Will Keep You From Hitting a Deer (or Moose).
The Volvo Large Animal Detection, available in some 2017 models, can detect animals approaching the road—even if the driver can’t.
The radar-based system works during the day and at night, unlike previous night-vision systems that can only work when it’s dark.
The radar detects animal-like shapes and movements around the car, and cameras can identify them with certainty.
If it senses an animal moving slowly from the side of the road toward the car, it will warn the driver; if the driver doesn’t respond immediately, it will automatically put on the brakes.
The intensity of the braking is based on where the animal is, how big it is, and where it’s headed, which means it won’t slam on the brakes if it spots a deer that’s already running away from the road.
Hitting a big animal like a moose—or even just a deer—isn’t something to take lightly.
Moose and elk are particularly dangerous to drivers.
The technology is programmed specifically for the country where the car is sold, so Swedish cars are designed to detect moose and elk, while U.S.-bound cars are set up to locate deer.
Automated safety technology such as Volvo’s can make a significant difference when it comes to car crashes.

Check Out This Phone’s Molecular Sensor Scans and Analyzes Objects

This Phone’s Molecular Sensor Scans and Analyzes Objects.
Changhong, a Chinese consumer electronics company, has released a new cell phone that can analyze the molecular properties of food, liquids, medicines, and more, CNET reports.
Hold it over an object for a few moments, and the H2 will shine a light that penetrates its surface.
They originally created a small sensor called the SCiO, which worked in tandem with a subscription-based phone app.
Consumer Physics joined forces with Changhong to make a phone with a small near-infrared spectrometer, pre-loaded with the requisite companion apps.
The technology isn’t 100 percent foolproof, The Verge points out.
Instead, the phone has separate apps for each type of item you scan, i.e. an app that can tell the sugar content in a piece of fruit, or apps that can tell you if your medicine is real, or how much body fat you have.
Also, the H2’s measurements aren’t always consistent, or reliable.
The Changhong H2 was recently showcased at CES, an annual global consumer electronics and consumer technology tradeshow held in Las Vegas.
Its official price hasn’t been announced, but is expected to be set at nearly 3000 Chinese yuan ($430).

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