1. Key Brain 'Networks' May Differ in Autism →

    neurosciencestuff:

    Differences in brain connectivity may help explain the social impairments common in those who have autism spectrum disorders, new research suggests.

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    The small study compared the brains of 25 teens with an autism spectrum disorder to those of 25 typically developing teens, all aged 11 to 18….

  2. Heartbleed: Hundreds of thousands of servers at risk from catastrophic bug →

    guardian:

    Hundreds of thousands of web and email servers worldwide have a software flaw that lets attackers steal the cryptographic keys used to secure online commerce and web connections, experts say.

    They could also leak personal information to hackers when people carry out searches or log into email.

  3. nprfreshair:

Happy Hump Day, y’all. 

    nprfreshair:

    Happy Hump Day, y’all. 

  4. businessweek:

America’s biggest cities are losing people to the urban b-list.

    businessweek:

    America’s biggest cities are losing people to the urban b-list.

  5. analyticisms:

Not too surprising but interesting to see which social networks are mostly mobile.

    analyticisms:

    Not too surprising but interesting to see which social networks are mostly mobile.

  6. fastcodesign:

    This Might Be The Cleverest Bike Light Ever

  7. designbelt:

Wine Box Version 2    (2014)   
Designbelt
second cycle sustainability The life cycle of of materials requires that re-use be built into the design of products if sustainability is truly to be a consideration as the human footprint on the environment is paramount to all superficial constructions deemed worthy of LEED credit.

    designbelt:

    Wine Box Version 2    (2014)   

    Designbelt

    second cycle sustainability The life cycle of of materials requires that re-use be built into the design of products if sustainability is truly to be a consideration as the human footprint on the environment is paramount to all superficial constructions deemed worthy of LEED credit.

  8. neurosciencestuff:

    Neurosurgeons successfully implant 3D printed skull

    A 22-year-old woman from the Netherlands who suffers from a chronic bone disorder — which has increased the thickness of her skull from 1.5cm to 5cm, causing reduced eyesight and severe headaches — has had the top section of her skull removed and replaced with a 3D printed implant.

    The operation was performed by a team of neurosurgeons at the University Medical Centre Utrecht and the university claims this is this first instance of a successful 3D printed cranium that has not been rejected by the patient.

    The operation, which took 23 hours, was led by Dr Bon Verweij. The patient’s skull was so thick, that had the operation not been performed, serious brain damage or death may have occurred in the near future.

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  9. fastcodesign:

    Google’s New Amsterdam Offices Are Extremely Dutch

    Google’s offices, though always Google-y, tend to take inspiration from their location. The original campus in Mountain View is sprawling and sunny, like an alternate-universe Stanford. The New York offices, on the far West Side, are industrial and loft-like. (More examples: LondonPittsburghDublin.) And the new Amsterdam offices have stroopwafel ceiling panels.

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  10. cjchivers:

    Arms-Trade Data Sharing, Ukraine II.

    This Russian soldier is wearing a piece of kit we had not seen before in travels that put us in proximity to Russian troops on both sides of the Caucasus.  (Or if we had seen it, we hadn’t noticed, which is possible on fast-moving days.)

    Zoom in on the small green plastic box clipped to this soldier’s left shoulder.  Like the previous image, of the 2S6 Tunguska, this image has raised questions that we have not yet managed to answer with satisfaction.  Some of our fellow researchers said it is a comm switch. Other suggest it might be a tracker for a battlefield management system. We were moving quickly and had no time yet to run this ID down.

    Context: We saw only two of them, affixed to soldiers indistinguishable from their peers. (The absence of rank insignia on the soldiers made it impossible to determine, in a brief interaction, whether these were NCOs or young officers, though I suspect that they might have been.)

    We share it here for fellow researchers who might wish to ferret out this device’s nomenclature, use and specs. 

    Like other images we have posted either here or on Instagram, this one also indicated that the supposed “self-defense forces” are Russian soldiers on duty with modern Russian military equipment.

    UPDATE:  That didn’t take long, thanks to @Spearpoint84 and Lochlain, who both immediately ID’s this as an encrypted push-to-talk military radio system:  Radiostantsiya R-168-0.5U(M)E.  Here:  http://radiozavod.ru/продукция/48-радиостанция-р-168-0,5у-м-е 

    Self-defense forces with encrypted radio at the squad or platoon level?  Those are some self-defense forces.

    ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHS

    By Tyler Hicks/The New York Times.  Perevalnoye, Crime. Ukraine.