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How 'IRL Iron Man' Richard Browning Designed His Jetpack Racing Suit

Wired - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 12:09
The British thrill-seeked endured more than a few crashes—and broke some concrete—on the way to designing the jetpack suit he's now using to launch a racing league.
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US astronaut to blast off on first Soyuz mission since its aborted mission says she is not worried

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 12:01
NASA astronaut Anne McClain said that spaceflight is never 100 percent safe and it's coincidental the last two Soyuz missions to the International Space Station encountered trouble.
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Gadget Lab Podcast: Darren Aronofsky on Spheres and VR

Wired - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 11:49
The director of Mother! and Black Swan talks about the new VR series, Spheres, which he produced.
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Scientists discover two rogue worlds in the Milky Way that don't have stars to orbit

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 11:44
Researchers say a region known as the Galactic bulge may be home to a Neptune-sized planet, while the galaxy’s disk may host a planet with a similar mass to Earth’s.
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Chemicals found in Martian soil releases oxygen that could be used to make the red planet habitable

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 10:28
A group of students from Exeter University have discovered a way to transform molecules into oxygen at the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition in Boston.
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'World's most accurate' lie detector tracks changes to the temperature of your NOSE

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 10:23
Researchers at the University of Granada built a lie detector test that tracked the temperature of people's noses. It was able to pick fibs from the truth with an accuracy of 80 per cent.
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Amazing video captures the rare moment a pair of air bubble rings join together

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 10:14
The pair of bubbles is created by a scuba diver off camera who then records them as they gently float towards the surface of the water.
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NASA find new iceberg 3 times the size of Manhattan in Antarctica

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 10:11
Named B-46, it is believed to measure 87 square miles, according to estimates from the U.S. National Ice Center. The giant berg is believed to have broken off from Pine Island Glacier in October.
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Picts developed a form of written language after contact with the more advanced Roman Empire

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 10:06
A Pictish stone was dragged up from the Aberdeen seas earlier this year by fishermen with geometric markings, believed to be one of the earliest examples of this emerging language.
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Orangutans learn how to make hooks in just minutes to get hard-to-reach objects

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 10:01
A new study shows orangutans have figured out how to make hooked tools out of straight wire, in an ‘astonishing’ behaviour that experts say appeared late in our own evolutionary timeline.
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Camp Fire: The Terrifying Science Behind California’s Massive Blaze

Wired - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 09:42
Lots of wind along with very dry vegetation turned the Northern California wildfire into a high-speed menace that tore through Paradise and Butte County.
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£17.3million project for rocket and satellite launch pad in Scotland gets go-ahead

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 09:15
The A´Mhoine peninsula in Sutherland was chosen by the UK Space Agency earlier this year as the site for vertical rocket and satellite launches.
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Russia's city-destroying super-nuke Avangard is almost ready for take-off 

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 09:08
Avangard can travel at 20 times the speed of sound and is impervious to any anti-missile systems, according to Russia's president Vladimir Putin.
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Sue Gordon: Silicon Valley Should Work With the Government

Wired - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 09:05
In an expansive on-the-record interview with WIRED, the principal deputy director of national intelligence made her pitch for public-private partnerships.
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Einstein was fearful of anti-Semitism before Nazis' rise, letter reveals

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 08:37
Einstein penned the letter to his younger sister Maja after fleeing Berlin and warned of the dangers of growing nationalism and anti-Semitism years before the Nazis ultimately rose to power in Germany.
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Excessive posting of selfies linked to increase in...

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 08:23
Swansea researchers found those who used social media excessively, through visual postings, displayed an average 25% increase in such narcissistic traits over the four months of the study.
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Royal astronomer claims a hybrid 'species' of HUMAN CYBORGS will evolve to colonise Mars

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 08:09
Britain's astronomer royal Sir Martin Rees has claimed humanity faces a 'bumpy ride' and says humans will become 'like a new species' as we adopt biotechnologies and cyborg technique.
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The Secret Tools Magicians Use to Fool You

Wired - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 08:00
Louis De Belle photographed 32 gimmicks for his new book *Disappearing Objects*.
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Spying on bees reveals pesticides impair social behavior

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 07:51
A new study has shown that the behaviour of bees is greatly affected by pesticides making them incapable of foraging outside the nest. The study was published in American Science journal.
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Disney profit boosted by fans flocking to parks, movies

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 07:42
Disney CEO Bob Iger announced to Wall Street analysts that the company will launch new streaming service Disney+ in 2019 which will show new Star Wars (pictured) and Marvel TV series.
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