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Waymo driverless taxi service in Phoenix 'within weeks'

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 09:58
The service will be offered in Phoenix, Ariz., where the company has already been offering limited rides as part of a test program, according to The Information.
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Uber Knew Its Self-Driving Guru Had Taken Google Trade Secrets

Wired - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 09:31
A newly revealed Uber report says Anthony Levandowski left Google with valuable IP.
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The Physics Nobel Goes to the Detection of Ripples in Space and Time

Wired - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 09:26
American physicists Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish, and Kip Thorne have won the Nobel Prize in Physics for the detection of gravitational waves.
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Facebook’s data-saving Messenger Lite launches US and UK

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 08:02
The Messenger Lite Android app is now expanding to the UK, US, Canada and Ireland after being available in 100 less developed countries.
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Gravitational wave scientists win 2017 Nobel Physics Prize

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 07:50
The winners (left to right) are Professor Rainer Weiss, a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Barry Barish and Kip Thorne from California Institute of Technology.
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Finding a ripe avocado is biggest 'first world problem'

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 07:05
Patrick Fagan, consumer behavioural psychologist from Goldsmiths University, believes it's because millennials are never satisfied.
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New batteries with asphalt take just 5 minutes to charge

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 06:47
Researchers from Rice University in Texas developed anodes with porous carbon made from asphalt that was exceptionally stable after more than 500 charge-discharge cycles.
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Passenger Drone completes its first manned flight

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 06:24
California company Passenger Drone has released footage of the first manned flight of its UAV which has a top speed of around 45 mph and a maximum payload of 270lbs (120kg).
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Thousand-year-old Chinese dish fetches record £28m

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 05:54
A small but highly-important ceramic dish from Imperial China sold for a world record £28 million ($37.7 million) in Hong Kong today.
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WhatsApp launches own set of Apple-style universal emoji

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 05:31
After using Apple's emoji on its platforms, the Facebook-owned company WhatsApp has globally rolled out the emoji for Android beta version 2.17.364.
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WW2 fighter plane revealed in 3D scan of English Channel

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 05:15
The P47-D Thunderbolt wreck has lain in 80 feet (24 metres) of water three miles (4.8 km) off Weymouth, Dorset, since it crashed during a training flight in May 1944.
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Energy firms to pay electric car owners to use its battery

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 03:30
Bristol-based energy firm Ovo is launching a new UK scheme that will let its customers who drive a Nissan Leaf rent out the vehicle's battery storage in return for savings on their electricity bill.
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Last meal of a newborn ichthyosaur revealed

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 03:10
The predatory marine reptile is just 70 cm long and swam the world's oceans while dinosaurs walked the land, experts from the University of Manchester said.
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'Bags for life' could carry deadly bugs reveals FSA

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 02:57
The Food Standards Agency advises shoppers to use separate bags to carry their meat to avoid food poisoning. It said they should be colour-coded. (stock)
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One third of smartphone notifications make our mood worse

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 02:21
Experts at Nottingham Trent University examined the effect of notifications on a group of 50 participants over five weeks and found that 32 per cent of digital alerts dampened mood.
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