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Robo-callers could soon be slapped with fines of up to $10,000 after US Senate passes new bill

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 13:07
In a nearly unanimous vote, US Senators voted to pass the TRACED Act, which threatens to slap scammers with heavy fines of up to $10,000 for each robocall they make.
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Netflix's Anything-Goes Philosophy Gets to Parody Rap with Lonely Island's 'Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience'

Wired - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 12:48
A surprise "visual poem" from Lonely Island embraces late-’80s sports and rap nostalgia—and tightens Netflix's grip on comedy gambles.
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'Game of Thrones': A Battle of Reality Versus Fantasy

Wired - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 12:48
And reality won.
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Climate Change Is Bringing Epic Flooding to the Midwest

Wired - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 11:45
We often focus on coastal cities when we talk about rising waters, but massive rainfall in the middle of the US has put millions at risk, harming the nation’s ability to produce food.
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The tiny yellow console with a CRANK that will give you a 'surprise' new game every week

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 11:30
Software company Panic, best known for developing products for Mac and iOS, has made its foray into hardware with a $149 handheld gaming device dubbed Playdate.
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Amazon is giving away $25 gift cards to anyone who agrees to let the firm 3D scan their entire body

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 11:08
The internet giant is currently conducting a study as part of Amazon Body Labs that seeks to 'learn about diversity among body shapes' by collecting 3D scans of participants' bodies.
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Uber launches underwater ride-hailing service to take you around the Great Barrier Reef - for $1,000

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 11:02
Starting next week people in Queensland state will be able to use the Uber app to book a two-person submarine and take a tour of the underwater World Heritage site.
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Origami-inspired shock absorbers could help spacecrafts take the strain of their landings 

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 11:00
A University of Washington team may have developed a novel solution to help reduce the force of impact on a launch craft.
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Physicist creates sculptures out of tennis balls using nothing but FRICTION to keep them together 

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 10:33
Professor Andria Rogava of Tbilisi, Georgia, built the towers in his office, finding that friction and balancing forces alone can keep the bizarre structures standing.
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'Earth-like' water has been spotted inside the 'Christmas comet'

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 10:14
NASA scientists in the US took measurements of its chemical composition and say the ratio of deuterium to hydrogen is similar to in Earth's oceans and could explain how water came to our planet.
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NASA picks the first partner to help build its lunar Gateway

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 10:00
NASA announced the first contract to build power and propulsion systems for the lunar 'Gateway,' a small spaceship that will act as a layover for astronauts on lunar missions.
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High-tech wood treated with a chemical found in BLEACH could keep us cool in summer

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 09:22
Researchers from the University of Maryland made the finding after altering the material's cell structure with hydrogen peroxide. Potentially, this could negate the need for domestic climate control.
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Scientists created fuel through artificial photosynthesis

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 08:38
Scientists at the University of Illinois have produced fuel for the first time using artificial photosynthesis which involves water, carbon dioxide and visible light.
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Midwest Tornadoes: Why It’s So Hard to Predict Where a Twister Will Strike

Wired - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 07:48
A series of tornadoes has brought devastation to the Midwest. Ideally, we could forecast such twisters, but the phenomenon is confounding.
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Hebgen Lake quake of 1959 is STILL sending aftershocks

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 07:36
In 1959, Yellowstone National Park shook violently for about 30 seconds. Geophysicists suggest that between June 2017 and March 2018 3,000 small quakes were a result of the earthquake.
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Rare 2,400-year-old Celtic shield made of bark is discovered

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 07:30
A bark shield dated by radiocarbon to the iron age between 395-255BC has been reconstructed and analysed by researchers at University of York.
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WIRED's 14 Must-Read Books of Summer

Wired - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 07:00
It's time to charge up the Kindle.
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The Tricky Physics of How the Avengers Manage to Fly

Wired - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 07:00
To understand how Star-Lord flies, you have to consider both the forces acting on him (hello, jet boots) and the torque.
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The Playdate Is a Boutique Gaming Handheld With a Crank

Wired - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 06:00
No, the crank doesn't power it. Yeah, we're a little disappointed, too.
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How to Solve a Rubik's Cube in 5 Seconds—or Less

Wired - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 06:00
The world record for unscrambling a Rubik's cube keeps dropping, as fleet-fingered speedcubers hone their pattern recognition and "lookahead" skills.
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