What does summer in Maine mean to you?

When the snow is knee-deep and the wind rips down out of Canada, it can be hard to remember how fabulous — if fleeting — Maine’s summers can be. But eventually, the snow melts, the resulting mud dries up and even the most northerly of our lakes reaches that magical …

NASA’s Drone For Other Worlds

An anonymous reader writes: A group of engineers is building a new drone. What sets this apart from the hundreds of other drone development projects going on around the world? Well, these engineers are at the Kennedy Space Center, and the drone will be used to gather samples on other worlds. The drone is specifically designed to be able to fly in low- or no-atmosphere situations. Senior technologist Rob Mueller describes it as a “prospecting robot.” He says, “The first step in being able to use resources on Mars or an asteroid is to find out where the resources are. They are most likely in hard-to-access areas where there is permanent shadow. Some of the crater walls are angled 30 degrees or more, and that’s far too steep for a traditional rover to navigate and climb.” They face major challenges with rotor and gas-jet design, they have to figure out navigation without GPS, and the whole system needs to be largely autonomous — you can’t really steer a drone yourself with a latency of several minutes (or more).

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Why insulin resistance gives you heart disease

When the word “insulin” comes up, most of us think it has something to do with sugar, but insulin also has to do with the way fat is used by the body. In 1992 Denis McGarry, PhD, published an article in Science called “What if Minkowski Had Been Ageusic? An …

Maybe There Doesn’t Need To Be An Apple Watch App For Everything

Apple Watch Should Apple be concerned that a number of popular app makers like Facebook, Google and Snapchat have yet to embrace its Apple Watch platform with apps of their own? That’s a question raised by a recent New York Times piece detailing how many developers are taking “wait-and-see” approach when it comes to Apple’s new wearable. But maybe the right question to ask is… Read More

Mr. Crisp is entirely devoted to potato chip sandwiches and so are we

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Keighley, West Yorkshire is fulfilling all of your hungover dreams with one simple shop specializing in potato chip sandwiches (or crisp sandwiches, as they are referred to across the pond).

Patron saint of tipsy cravings Marc Pearson opened Mr. Crisp this week, an eatery that specializes entirely in potato chip sandwiches, teacakes and baguettes, via Mirror.

British Cuisine to be put on the MAP when this Crisp Sandwich Shop opens! pic.twitter.com/bf8YIW3NPL

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Kyle Chandler brought back Coach Taylor for this very important PSA

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Clear eyes, full hearts, SILENT PHONES.

It’s been more than four years since Kyle Chandler pulled down the blue ballcap and riled us up on Friday Night Lights, but this — this is too important. We’ve worked most of our lives for this.

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In a new “public service announcement” for the Alamo Drafthouse movie theater chain, Coach Taylor shares our frustration with phone-obsessed youths who don’t know when to turn it off and put it down.

You don’t want to disappoint Coach Taylor, do you? Remember that the next time you’re tempted to talk and/or text at the movie theater. Read more…

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Maine kids are picking fashions from the 80s when back-to-school shopping, retailer finds

Online retailer Zulily has studied the back-to-school buying habits of its customers and can tell what fashions students across different states prefer. According to the website, everything old is new again — styles from the 70s, 80s and 90s are popular in various places around the country. The decade Maine students …

How tech can transform your business

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Mashable’s latest #BizChatsTwitter chat, sponsored by HP Matter discussed how tech innovation is disrupting industries and the ways business owners can embrace these changes

Over the course of an hour, @MashBusiness covered an array of topics, from industries with the biggest need for change, to how technology can transform the creation and execution of a business idea.

Several influencers took part in this compelling conversation: Erica Kochi, co-founder & co-leader of UNICEF’s Innovation Unit; Halle Tecco, founder & managing director of Rock Health; Jessica Richman, co-founder of uBiome; Jessica Scorpio, founder of Getaround.com; Mike Karnjanaprakorn, CEO of Skillshare; Paul Menta, co-founder of Dock to Dish; Peter Gerard, director of audience development & content operations at Vimeo; and Susan Feldman, co-founder of One King’s Lane. Read more…

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NVIDIA Recalls Shield Tablets Over Heat Risk

An anonymous reader writes: NVIDIA has issued a recall for 88,000 units of its 8-inch Shield tablet sold in the past year. Predictably, it’s because of the battery. There have been reports of overheating, including two reports that the tablet got so hot it damaged the floor it was resting on. Oddly, the company is requiring anyone returning the tablet to update its OS to the latest release.

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Missing boaters could face charges after extensive Maine river search

WISCASSET, Maine — Alerted by a concerned parent, officials from the U.S. Coast Guard, Marine Marine Patrol and local police and fire departments searched the Damariscotta River for three hours Thursday night for a group of young people who later returned in the 14-foot boat they’d taken for a ride …