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Microsoft wants to be 'carbon negative' by 2030 and remove more CO2 from environment than it emits

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 13:23
Microsoft, which has been carbon neutral since 2012, said it will also shift its resources to focus on renewable fuel and has targeted a goal of relying entirely on renewable energy by 2025.
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Volcanic activity was NOT to blame for the extinction of the dinosaurs

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 12:55
Some researchers have suggested that lava spewing out of a volcanic region in India known as the Deccan Traps had released greenhouse gases and raised global temperatures.
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Heatwave nicknamed 'the blob' caused millions of marine animals to starve to death

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 12:47
A mysterious heatwave, called 'the blob', stretched along the Pacific Coast from 2013-2016 that increased ocean water temperature by 13 degrees and killed millions on marine animals.
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Stray dogs with no training instinctively follow gestures and commands from humans

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 12:29
Researchers from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata, India say dogs may have an innate ability to understand certain human gestures which transcends training.
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Donald Trump overrules scientists over 4th of July fireworks extravaganza at Mt. Rushmore

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 11:18
On Wednesday, Donald Trump described how he helped South Dakota governor Kristi Noem get around environmental concerns that had kept fireworks away from Mt Rushmore for a decade.
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Even Ultra-Tough Water Bears May Be Vulnerable to Climate Change

Wired - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 11:12
Tardigrades are known for their ability to survive extreme temperatures. But new research suggests they might be more sensitive than previously thought.
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Instagram REVERSES choice to censor artistically-edited image after it was labeled as 'fake'

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 10:20
According to an initial report from PetaPixel , an algorithm introduced by Instagram in December which is designed to mitigate the spread of fake images, was the culprit behind flagging the image.
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Twitter apologizes after investigation reveals it let users micro-target ads to Nazis and homophobes

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 10:18
The ability target ads to those groups was reported the BBC which found that Twitter's ad platform allowed users to reach use key words like 'white supremacists' or 'transphobic'
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Microsoft concedes defeat in battle of the browsers by rebuilding its Edge

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 10:10
Microsoft redesigned its Edge in a bid to gain more of he global web browser market. The new version is build on Chromium source code that Google Chrome uses, allowing for better browsing.
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Sky launches the ultra-fast 5G mobile internet to customers in 21 towns and cities

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 10:05
Sky piggybacks O2's system as it doesn't have its own infrastructure, leaving it lagging behind rivals Vodafone and EE, with 50 and 37 locations, respectively.
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Artist Refik Anadol Turns Data Into Art, With Help From AI

Wired - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 10:03
He sees pools of data as raw material for visualizations that he calls a new kind of “sculpture.”
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AR smart lens has embedded display for users to check their messages

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 09:30
California-based startup Mojo Vision has demonstrated its prototype for an AR smart lens that lets you access the internet without having to look at a computer or smartphone screen.
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Jaguar Land Rover unveils shape-shifting car seat that makes your brain think that you are walking 

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 08:55
The UK car manufacturer's so-called 'morphable' seat concept is intended to tackle the health risks of sitting down for too long.
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Privacy concerns over Russia's 'most popular search engine' Yandex as its uses facial recognition

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 07:23
Russia-based Yandex, much like Google, Bing and other search engines, allows users to input an image and see similar results. It is suspected the firm is manipulating facial recognition technology.
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'1917' VFX Artists Had to Completely Rethink How Films Are Made

Wired - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 07:00
Sam Mendes’ war epic is presented as one continuous shot. Making the illusion work was no small feat. 
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Police patrols on London Underground platforms create 'phantom' crime-stopping effect

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 06:47
Just four 15-minute police patrols a day on platforms of some of the London Underground's worst stations for crime create a 'phantom effect' where crime decreases even when officers aren't there.
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Amazon's Ring Indoor Cam is now available to buy, and it's under £50!

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 06:35
Do you want extra peace of mind that your home is secure? If so, you needn't spend a fortune. Amazon owned company, Ring has just released a new indoor security camera, and it's less than £50
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Apple TV\+ Nabs Spike Jonze's Beastie Boys Doc 

Wired - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 06:15
Meanwhile, Netflix is about to unleash Miss Americana, its documentary about Taylor Swift .
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Letting 'slower' passengers such as those with children board aeroplanes first really is faster

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 06:13
Researchers led from Norway used space-time geometry techniques to explore the factors that lead to a speedy take-off or an agonising delay on the tarmac.
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Dirty Money and Bad Science at MIT's Media Lab

Wired - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 06:00
The school's investigation shows that two separate scandals—over Jeffrey Epstein and OpenAg—were closely linked. 
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