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Grapes for Burgundy red wines now ripen TWO WEEKS earlier than in the 80s thanks to climate change

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 08/29/2019 - 05:09
Climate scientists collated and analysed vineyard harvest records dating back as far as 1354 for the French town of Beaune - the wine capital of the Burgundy region.
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What the Jetflicks and iStreamItAll Takedowns Mean for Piracy

Wired - Thu, 08/29/2019 - 05:00
In a sweeping indictment, the feds came down hard on two unauthorized streaming services that allegedly crossed a very important line.
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How Anthony Levandowski Put Himself at the Center of an Industry

Wired - Thu, 08/29/2019 - 05:00
Levandowski has been part of key developments in self-driving tech, from the Darpa Grand Challenge to his time at Google and Otto and Uber.
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How America's Spooks Seek to Spy on Distant Satellites

Wired - Thu, 08/29/2019 - 05:00
The intelligence community has plans for a telescope network that can see not just a blob in orbit but details such as a satellite’s solar panels.
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Scientists imagine a bizarre 'space elevator' to ferry astronauts from Earth's orbit to the moon

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 08/29/2019 - 04:59
Astrophysicists Zephyr Penoyre and Emily Sandford of the Columbia University in New York propose an unusual space elevator that reaches out from orbit to the surface of the moon.
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More than 300 toppled monoliths and a human skeleton are discovered in France 

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 08/29/2019 - 04:19
Workers widening the A75 motorway near Veyre-Monton in central France made the initial discovery and called in experts from the National Institute of Preventive Archaeological Research.
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Ancient Greeks built temples in the 6th century BC with a clever pulley system of ropes

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 08/29/2019 - 04:04
Ancient temples around the empire, including those in the cities of Isthmia and Corinth, date back up to 2,700 years and it is unknown how they were built as the crane hadn't been invented.
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What Is Wi-Fi 6 and When Will I Get It?

Wired - Thu, 08/29/2019 - 04:00
The new standard promises to improve the speed and reliability of your home Wi-Fi network. And it arrives as soon as this fall.
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Levandowski’s Fate May Turn on the Meaning of ‘Trade Secret’

Wired - Thu, 08/29/2019 - 04:00
Former Google and Uber engineer Anthony Levandowski was indicted on charges of stealing trade secrets. But what exactly are those, anyway?
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Of Course Citizens Should Be Allowed to Kick Robots

Wired - Thu, 08/29/2019 - 04:00
Seen in the wild, robots often appear cute and nonthreatening. This doesn't mean we shouldn't be hostile.
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James Webb Space Telescope has finally been built ahead of 2021 launch 

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 08/29/2019 - 03:00
NASA announced it successfully connected the two separate halves of the telescope together for the first time at Northrop Grumman's facilities in Redondo Beach, California.
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Apple APOLOGIZES for Siri listening practices and says program will only apply to those who opt-in

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 08/29/2019 - 00:59
In addition to opting users out by default, Apple said it will also use strictly Apple employees to pore over the data. Previously, the company had hired third-party contractors to do the work.
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Pentagon branch in search of TUNNELS 'spanning several city blocks' to use for 'experimentation'

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 08/28/2019 - 17:08
On Twitter, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, known for its penchant for wildly futuristic-sounding studies and experiments, put out a strange call to all of its unsuspecting followers.
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Capitalism Burns the Amazon, Lawsuits Burn YouTube, and More News

Wired - Wed, 08/28/2019 - 14:00
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
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The Post-Truth World of Influencer Romances

Wired - Wed, 08/28/2019 - 13:47
Internet celebrity fauxmances are turning fans into cynical, screen-bound sleuths.
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'David Makes Man' Invents a Doorway to a New Kind of TV

Wired - Wed, 08/28/2019 - 13:13
The show rebels against a genre of television-making that has historically cast out the stories of black teen boys.
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Inside the doomed HMS Terror: Dive reveals stunning look at ruins of a Franklin Expedition ship

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 08/28/2019 - 12:47
HMS Terror set sail from England in 1845 alongside HMS Erebus to explore the Northwest Passage as part of the Franklin Expedition. Not long after, the crew ran into trouble and was never heard from again.
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Behold the Firenado's Twisting, Infernal Column of Flames

Wired - Wed, 08/28/2019 - 12:37
Call them fire tornadoes or fire whirls, these spinning conflagrations can tear roofs off houses and spread flames unpredictably. Here's how they work.
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Facebook requires political organizations to give more info to crack down on misleading ads

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 08/28/2019 - 12:33
The company announced that it will start further scrutinizing political ads that appear on the platform, including 'paid for' disclaimers which Facebook says have at times been misleading.
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Netflix Can Kill *The OA*, But It Can't Kill a Movement

Wired - Wed, 08/28/2019 - 12:03
The effort to save the beloved but little-watched sci-fi show is one that understands the stakes of the streaming wars.
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