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Business Standard India
Apple becomes a green energy supplierAlthough much of Apple's manufacturing is done offshore, it still has extensive
Apple becomes a green energy supplier
Business Standard India / Posted 9 hours ago
Although much of Apple's manufacturing is done offshore, it still has extensive needs for electric power in the United States - and not only for the sprawling new corporate campus it is building at its headquarters in Cupertino, California, and its... Read more
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Fortune
The Real Reason Your Paycheck Is Not Good EnoughRick Wartzman is senior advisor to the Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate
The Real Reason Your Paycheck Is Not Good Enough
Fortune / Posted 11 hours ago
Rick Wartzman is senior advisor to the Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University. When politicians talk up their economic plans, they never promise just to generate jobs. They invariably speak of creating “good” jobs—a necessary modifier... Read more
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Financial Planning.com
LPL in full court press to comply with DoL rule, execs tell advisersconference. But once it became clear the rule would be a done deal, LPL rapidl
LPL in full court press to comply with DoL rule, execs tell advisers
Financial Planning.com / Posted 20 hours ago
conference. But once it became clear the rule would be a done deal, LPL rapidly shifted resources from fighting it to figuring out how to adapt quickly to gain a market advantage over rivals, he said. "In the midst of working and thinking... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Millennials are walking away from homeownership. And that's a good thing.to — or perhaps, never leaving — the nest. Today about a third of 18- to 34-ye
Millennials are walking away from homeownership. And that's a good thing.
Chicago Tribune / Posted yesterday
to — or perhaps, never leaving — the nest. Today about a third of 18- to 34-year-olds live with their parents. And for the first time since at least 1880, a greater share of this age group is bunking with Mom and Dad rather than living in... Read more
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Financial Planning.com
LPL in full court press to comply with DoL rule, execs tell advisersannual conference. But once it became clear the rule was a done deal, LPL rapi
LPL in full court press to comply with DoL rule, execs tell advisers
Financial Planning.com / Posted yesterday
annual conference. But once it became clear the rule was a done deal, LPL rapidly shifted resources from fighting it to figuring out how to adapt quickly to gain a market advantage over rivals, he said. "In the midst of working and thinking... Read more
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KTVU 2 San Francisco
Teen genius becomes youngest freshman ever at Florida collegeRelated Stories DELAND, Fla. (KTVU) - While many teenagers her age are gearing
Teen genius becomes youngest freshman ever at Florida college
KTVU 2 San Francisco / Posted yesterday
Related Stories DELAND, Fla. (KTVU) - While many teenagers her age are gearing up for high school, a Florida girl, not even old enough to drive, is getting ready for a new start as a college student. Danielle Carson is now the youngest freshman... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
5 Things You Can Do At Home To Improve Your Life At Worksay work-life balance is a myth. Work life and home life aren’t separate; there
5 Things You Can Do At Home To Improve Your Life At Work
Fast Company Magazine / Posted yesterday
say work-life balance is a myth. Work life and home life aren’t separate; there’s just "life," and happiness comes from figuring out a way to combine the two seamlessly. "People who are highly resilient don’t see the day in terms of... Read more
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The Washington Times
White House urges Southern states to revolt over Zika fundingmosquitoes in a major tourist hub and Louisiana wondered if it might be next.
White House urges Southern states to revolt over Zika funding
The Washington Times / Posted 2 days ago
mosquitoes in a major tourist hub and Louisiana wondered if it might be next. Insect bites have been blamed for 36 infections in and around Miami, prompting Florida Gov. Rick Scott to dole out an extra $5 million in state funding to... Read more
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Boston Globe
Boston University hockey legend faces formidable fearJack Parker is known for his wizardry on the ice, notching more victories durin
Boston University hockey legend faces formidable fear
Boston Globe / Posted 4 days ago
Jack Parker is known for his wizardry on the ice, notching more victories during his 40 years at the helm of the Boston University men’s hockey team than just about any other coach in the country. Yet it was another winter sport that brought him to... Read more
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dna
Tina Tahiliani Parikh: Before fashion weeks, we were the fashion weeks!to focus on his own label and she took charge of the store. “Strangely, life br
Tina Tahiliani Parikh: Before fashion weeks, we were the fashion weeks!
dna / Posted 4 days ago
to focus on his own label and she took charge of the store. “Strangely, life brought me back here, Tarun went to Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), New York and I was exposed to so many beautiful, amazing things, not just in fashion business,... Read more
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Orange County Register
Living the life – in crosswordsguru Will Shortz. Call it brains on brains. When Shortz, now 63 years old, wa
Living the life – in crosswords
Orange County Register / Posted 5 days ago
guru Will Shortz. Call it brains on brains. When Shortz, now 63 years old, was 13, he wrote to a language expert for advice on a career in word puzzles. Steinberg’s first professional crossword puzzle was accepted when he was 12. If... Read more
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Boston Globe
Showing true GRITbike parts to make it easier to navigate over rough terrain. Tish Scolnik was
Showing true GRIT
Boston Globe / Posted 5 days ago
bike parts to make it easier to navigate over rough terrain. Tish Scolnik was an undeclared freshman at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2006 when she saw a flyer for a class called, Wheelchair Design for Developing Countries. The... Read more
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Psych Central
Bias Against Interracial Couples PersistAlthough surveys show that acceptance of interracial marriage is common, a new
Bias Against Interracial Couples Persist
Psych Central / Posted 5 days ago
Although surveys show that acceptance of interracial marriage is common, a new study suggests deeper feelings of discomfort and even disgust persist among many Americans. A 2012 study by the Pew Research Center found that interracial marriages in... Read more
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KERA North Texas
When Teachers Take A Breath, Students Can BloomGarrison Institute looks a little like Hogwarts. The retreat center is housed i
When Teachers Take A Breath, Students Can Bloom
KERA North Texas / Posted 5 days ago
Garrison Institute looks a little like Hogwarts. The retreat center is housed in a former monastery amid tranquil green hills overlooking the Hudson River, 60 miles north and a world away from New York City. Inside the airy chapel on a recent summer... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
When Teachers Take A Breath, Students Can BloomPhoto by Vivian Shih for NPR Garrison Institute looks a little like Hogwarts.
When Teachers Take A Breath, Students Can Bloom
KPBS San Diego / Posted 5 days ago
Photo by Vivian Shih for NPR Garrison Institute looks a little like Hogwarts. The retreat center is housed in a former monastery amid tranquil green hills overlooking the Hudson River, 60 miles north and a world away from New York City. Inside the... Read more
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CNN
UN acknowledges involvement in Haiti cholera outbreakpresented to the United Nations within two months. "We're trying to figure out
UN acknowledges involvement in Haiti cholera outbreak
CNN / Posted 6 days ago
presented to the United Nations within two months. "We're trying to figure out how to resolve this," Haq said Thursday, "figuring out how to do the right thing." Reports have claimed that poor sanitation at a UN peacekeeper camp allowed sewage... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
How menstrual cycles might affect Olympic athletesNEWS THIS HOUR Within the U.S. team alone, 292 of the 555 athletes in Rio are
How menstrual cycles might affect Olympic athletes
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 6 days ago
NEWS THIS HOUR Within the U.S. team alone, 292 of the 555 athletes in Rio are female — the most women who have competed for any country in the games' history, according to the U.S. Olympic Committee. So some women were certainly menstruating.... Read more
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Palo Alto Weekly
Art, plusArt++ was developed as a collaboration between the museum and graduate students
Art, plus
Palo Alto Weekly / Posted 6 days ago
Art++ was developed as a collaboration between the museum and graduate students from Stanford's department of electrical engineering, and received funding from The Brown Institute for Media Innovation (a partnership between Stanford's School of... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
NSA use of software flaws for hacking posed risk to cybersecurityTo penetrate the computers of foreign targets, the National Security Agency rel
NSA use of software flaws for hacking posed risk to cybersecurity
Chicago Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
To penetrate the computers of foreign targets, the National Security Agency relies on software flaws that have gone undetected in the pipes of the Internet. For years, security experts have pressed the agency to disclose these bugs so they can be... Read more
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PhysOrg
Study finds bias, disgust toward mixed-race couplesfrom the University of Washington suggests that reported acceptance of interrac
Study finds bias, disgust toward mixed-race couples
PhysOrg / Posted 7 days ago
from the University of Washington suggests that reported acceptance of interracial marriage masks deeper feelings of discomfort—even disgust—that some feel about mixed-race couples. Published online in July in the Journal of Experimental Social... Read more
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Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Seniors take too many drugs, pharmacist saysA doctor had prescribed blood pressure medication for a 99-year-old woman at a
Seniors take too many drugs, pharmacist says
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted 8 days ago
A doctor had prescribed blood pressure medication for a 99-year-old woman at a dose that could cause her to faint or fall. An 84-year-old woman hospitalized for knee surgery was taking several drugs that were not meant for older patients because of... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
First-generation college students get head start with WU programis one of 20 May graduates who took advantage of a new program this summer at W
First-generation college students get head start with WU program
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 10 days ago
is one of 20 May graduates who took advantage of a new program this summer at Washburn University called “Washburn Success Institute,” which allowed them to take six credit hours of college-prep classes and live on the Topeka campus at no cost. The... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Study: Lesbian, bisexual women developing healthier livesCOLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — About five days a week at 5:30 a.m., Hudson Lavender meets
Study: Lesbian, bisexual women developing healthier lives
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 11 days ago
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — About five days a week at 5:30 a.m., Hudson Lavender meets a friend in front of her home for an hour-long walk on the MKT Trail. At 52, Lavender, an independent living specialist for low-income seniors, made a goal to stay active... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
In Chicago, a new buzzword among MBA programs: FlexibilityHonig has been experimenting with teaching via the cloud. Recently, she posted
In Chicago, a new buzzword among MBA programs: Flexibility
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 12 days ago
Honig has been experimenting with teaching via the cloud. Recently, she posted a recorded lecture followed by a live chat forum in which students engaged with their professor and each other in real time. As part of the effort to meet the... Read more
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The Sudbury Star
Health researchers in Sudbury aiming highhub and they hope to make some incredible discoveries - perhaps in cancer care
Health researchers in Sudbury aiming high
The Sudbury Star / Posted 13 days ago
hub and they hope to make some incredible discoveries - perhaps in cancer care - at the Health Sciences North Research Institute. "We are looking at the health concerns of northerners and you're going to see that reflected in the strategic... Read more
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PhysOrg
In a race for Cheetos, magpies win, but crows stealRhea Esposito Black-billed magpies and American crows, both members of the clev
In a race for Cheetos, magpies win, but crows steal
PhysOrg / Posted 13 days ago
Rhea Esposito Black-billed magpies and American crows, both members of the clever corvid family of birds, have adapted comfortably to life in urban and suburban communities. In Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the two species often nest nearby each other in... Read more
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Salt Lake City Weekly
The Monumental Dispute Parsing through the Bear Ears controversy is not unlike figuring out the Mide
The Monumental Dispute
Salt Lake City Weekly / Posted 14 days ago
Parsing through the Bear Ears controversy is not unlike figuring out the Mideast crisis. This became clear in the comprehensive yet confusing coverage of the issue in the Deseret News. First, you need to know that the monument... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Researchers develop computational algorithm to analyze big genomic data for different cancers"Big Data" obtained from tumor samples to better understand and treat cancer.
Researchers develop computational algorithm to analyze big genomic data for different cancers
News-Medical-Net / Posted 15 days ago
"Big Data" obtained from tumor samples to better understand and treat cancer. "A growing problem in cancer research is figuring out how to analyze the many kinds of big genomic data for different cancers. The overwhelming quantity and... Read more
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Market Watch
Australian consumer confidence buildsin a muted response to a cut in interest rates by the central bank to a new rec
Australian consumer confidence builds
Market Watch / Posted 15 days ago
in a muted response to a cut in interest rates by the central bank to a new record low last week. The Westpac Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment rose by 2.0% in August from July. The survey was conducted over the first four days of... Read more
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The Sudbury Star
Medical research facility taking shapehub and they hope to make some incredible discoveries – perhaps in cancer care
Medical research facility taking shape
The Sudbury Star / Posted 15 days ago
hub and they hope to make some incredible discoveries – perhaps in cancer care – at the Health Sciences North Research Institute (formerly the Advanced Medical Research Institute of Canada, AMRIC). Janet McElhaney, a doctor at HSN, who is also... Read more
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PhysOrg
Study addresses the connection between technology development and emissions-reduction policieswhich in turn led to cost reductions due to private company innovation and econ
Study addresses the connection between technology development and emissions-reduction policies
PhysOrg / Posted 15 days ago
which in turn led to cost reductions due to private company innovation and economies of scale. Credit: Massachusetts Institute of Technology In December 2015, much of the world celebrated when 195 nations plus the European Union reached an... Read more
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CNET
Congrats, Walmart! You just realized e-commerce is a thingLore. The serial entrepreneur helped found Quidsi, the parent of Diapers.com an
Congrats, Walmart! You just realized e-commerce is a thing
CNET / Posted 15 days ago
Lore. The serial entrepreneur helped found Quidsi, the parent of Diapers.com and Soap.com, and sold that company to Amazon for $545 million in 2011. Lore will lead both Jet.com and Walmart's US e-commerce business after the deal closes, expected... Read more
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PhysOrg
Study finds enzyme "cannibalizes" itself to perform an essential reactionwanted to work in the lab of Catherine Drennan, an MIT professor of biology and
Study finds enzyme "cannibalizes" itself to perform an essential reaction
PhysOrg / Posted 15 days ago
wanted to work in the lab of Catherine Drennan, an MIT professor of biology and chemistry, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigator, who uses X-ray crystallography to study proteins. And so McLaughlin, with Drennan's approval,... Read more
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PhysOrg
Astronomers offer a new bucket list for other worldsExoplanet Kepler 62e. Credit: NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle Forget Rome. Ignore
Astronomers offer a new bucket list for other worlds
PhysOrg / Posted 16 days ago
Exoplanet Kepler 62e. Credit: NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle Forget Rome. Ignore Madrid. Overlook tropical islands. Cash in your frequent flier miles and book a cruise to far-flung, exotic exoplanets. Lisa Kaltenegger, professor of astronomy and... Read more
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Perth Now
Inside Apple’s secret fitness labwhat is believed to be the world’s biggest study into health and fitness. More
Inside Apple’s secret fitness lab
Perth Now / Posted 16 days ago
what is believed to be the world’s biggest study into health and fitness. More than 16,000 people have come and worked out for more than 30,000 hours, in a variety of ways and, even in this nondescript building in Cupertino, California, a variety... Read more
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TribLIVE
Malls reach crisis mode, search for options to anchor stores | TribLIVE The Monroeville Mall needed a tenant to occupy a former Dick's S
Malls reach crisis mode, search for options to anchor stores
TribLIVE / Posted 18 days ago
| TribLIVE The Monroeville Mall needed a tenant to occupy a former Dick's Sporting Goods store when John Gongas approached... Read more
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Wired News
Mathematicians Are Building a Unified Theory of Geometric RandomnessStandard geometric objects can be described by simple rules—every straight line
Mathematicians Are Building a Unified Theory of Geometric Randomness
Wired News / Posted 18 days ago
Standard geometric objects can be described by simple rules—every straight line, for example, is just y = ax + b—and they stand in neat relation to each other: Connect two points to make a line, connect four line segments to make a square, connect... Read more
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Slate
Can Sports Survive Our Environmental Crisis?games—unfinished infrastructure, political drama, financial turmoil, the Zika e
Can Sports Survive Our Environmental Crisis?
Slate / Posted 19 days ago
games—unfinished infrastructure, political drama, financial turmoil, the Zika epidemic that had prominent experts calling for the games to be moved—the water stands out. Reports say athletes may have to compete in oil-slick water stinking of raw... Read more
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TribLIVE
Vaccine for Zika tested; funds low | TribLIVE CDC Director: Zika travel advisory to Florida could last a year O
Vaccine for Zika tested; funds low
TribLIVE / Posted 21 days ago
| TribLIVE CDC Director: Zika travel advisory to Florida could last a year On Aug. 1, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged pregnant women to avoid visiting a South Florida neighborhood where... Read more
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Boston Globe
Olympians suit up in high-tech apparel to shave secondsNEW YORK (AP) — When seconds count, the right clothing matters. For the Rio Ol
Olympians suit up in high-tech apparel to shave seconds
Boston Globe / Posted 21 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) — When seconds count, the right clothing matters. For the Rio Olympics, Nike used 3-D printing technology to develop small silicone protrusions for redirecting air flow around the runner. Body scanners helped Adidas design suits to... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Olympians suit up in high-tech apparel to shave off secondsNEW YORK — When seconds count, the right clothing matters. For the Rio Olympic
Olympians suit up in high-tech apparel to shave off seconds
The Seattle Times / Posted 21 days ago
NEW YORK — When seconds count, the right clothing matters. For the Rio Olympics, Nike used 3-D printing technology to develop small silicone protrusions for redirecting air flow around the runner. Body scanners helped Adidas design suits to keep... Read more
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Times of Malta
This week at the cinemaby Hayden Rolence) and Marlin, Dory embarks on an epic adventure to find them.
This week at the cinema
Times of Malta / Posted 22 days ago
by Hayden Rolence) and Marlin, Dory embarks on an epic adventure to find them. Her journey brings her to the Marine Life Institute, a conservatory that houses diverse ocean species. She now knows that her family reunion will only happen if she... Read more
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Japan Today
Olympians suit up in high-tech apparel to shave seconds ‹ Japan TodayWhen seconds count, the right clothing matters. For the Rio Olympics, Nike use
Olympians suit up in high-tech apparel to shave seconds ‹ Japan Today
Japan Today / Posted 22 days ago
When seconds count, the right clothing matters. For the Rio Olympics, Nike used 3-D printing technology to develop small silicone protrusions for redirecting air flow around the runner. Body scanners helped Adidas design suits to keep swimmers in... Read more
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Brandon Sun
Olympians suit up in high-tech apparel to shave secondsNEW YORK - When seconds count, the right clothing matters. For the Rio Olympic
Olympians suit up in high-tech apparel to shave seconds
Brandon Sun / Posted 22 days ago
NEW YORK - When seconds count, the right clothing matters. For the Rio Olympics, Nike used 3-D printing technology to develop small silicone protrusions for redirecting air flow around the runner. Body scanners helped Adidas design suits to keep... Read more
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Daily Mail
Olympians suit up in high-tech apparel to shave seconds offprinting, body scanners and wind tunnels to help shave valuable seconds off the
Olympians suit up in high-tech apparel to shave seconds off
Daily Mail / Posted 22 days ago
printing, body scanners and wind tunnels to help shave valuable seconds off their times Nike developed ilicone protrusions for redirecting air flow round runners Adidas used body scanners to design suits to keep swimmers in ideal form Brooks... Read more
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CTV News
Olympians suit up in high-tech apparel to shave secondsNEW YORK -- When seconds count, the right clothing matters. For the Rio Olympi
Olympians suit up in high-tech apparel to shave seconds
CTV News / Posted 22 days ago
NEW YORK -- When seconds count, the right clothing matters. For the Rio Olympics, Nike used 3-D printing technology to develop small silicone protrusions for redirecting air flow around the runner. Body scanners helped Adidas design suits to keep... Read more
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ABC News
Olympians Suit up in High-Tech Apparel to Shave SecondsWhen seconds count, the right clothing matters. For the Rio Olympics, Nike use
Olympians Suit up in High-Tech Apparel to Shave Seconds
ABC News / Posted 22 days ago
When seconds count, the right clothing matters. For the Rio Olympics, Nike used 3-D printing technology to develop small silicone protrusions for redirecting air flow around the runner. Body scanners helped Adidas design suits to keep swimmers in... Read more
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FOX News
US report calls for end to 'conversion therapy' for LGBT youthA new report from the U.S. government calls for an end to the discredited pract
US report calls for end to 'conversion therapy' for LGBT youth
FOX News / Posted 22 days ago
A new report from the U.S. government calls for an end to the discredited practice known as conversion therapy for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youths. The report released today by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services... Read more
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TribLIVE
Olympians suit up in high-tech apparel to shave secondssuit up in high-tech apparel to shave seconds NEW YORK — When seconds count, t
Olympians suit up in high-tech apparel to shave seconds
TribLIVE / Posted 22 days ago
suit up in high-tech apparel to shave seconds NEW YORK — When seconds count, the right clothing matters. For the Rio Olympics, Nike used 3-D printing technology to develop small silicone protrusions for redirecting air flow around... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
Olympians suit up in high-tech apparel to shave secondsBy Anick Jesdanun, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) - When seconds count, th
Olympians suit up in high-tech apparel to shave seconds
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 22 days ago
By Anick Jesdanun, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) - When seconds count, the right clothing matters. For the Rio Olympics, Nike used 3-D printing technology to develop small silicone protrusions for redirecting air flow around the runner. Body... Read more
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