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Rocket Lab Test Flight Launches Three CubeSats to Orbit

Wired - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 18:06
The launch company Rocket Lab sent three small satellites to orbit during a test flight from New Zealand.
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Firm gets £1.7M in green subsidies as its plant spews gas

Daily Mail UK - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 14:14
Clayton Hall, a ‘green’ electricity plant in Lancashire, has been generating misery for months – by shrouding thousands of nearby homes in a stinking fog of poisonous gas.
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Sevenoaks considering eco-friendly cremation alternative

Daily Mail UK - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 14:04
Sevenoaks District Council in Kent are considering creating the first 'green' crematorium which deep freezes remains to -200C before they are pulverised into powder.
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Android Malware, Free Speech, and More Security News This Week

Wired - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 07:00
False alarms, free speech, and more of the week's top security news.
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Space Photos of the Week: *You* Just Try to Snap a Pic at 100,000 MPH

Wired - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 07:00
When NASA's Juno spacecraft whizzes by Jupiter's poles, it manages to snap clear photos at astounding speeds.
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Why Aren't There More Smart Americans?

Wired - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 06:00
In the latest 'Geek's Guide to the Galaxy' podcast, author David Ignatius discusses the shortcomings in US education.
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USC's New Class Shows It's All in on Patents

Wired - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 05:00
A look at one of the nation's first classes for undergraduates on intellectual property.
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Trump's First Year in Office: The Lasting Impacts on Tech

Wired - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 04:00
Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump's inauguration. And while he may not have his border wall yet, he's done plenty to impact innovation for years to come.
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How to Pre-Order Both of Nintendo's Labo Kits

Wired - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 04:00
Our guide to what's in the Nintendo Labo Variety Kit and Robot Kit for Switch, and how to pre-order.
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Ford, GM Go All in on Electric Cars, but How Clean Are They?

Wired - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 04:00
We did the math.
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Social media companies accelerate removals of hate speech

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 18:27
Social media companies Facebook , Twitter and Google's YouTube have greatly accelerated their removals of online hate speech, reviewing over two thirds of complaints within 24 hours.
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What would happen if nuclear missile detonated over Hawaii

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 17:40
According to a report from DefenseOne, the blast would cause over 150,000 deaths if dropped over the capital city Honolulu – and, experts say an even more devastating ‘firestorm’ would follow.
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Facebook's Latest Fix for Fake News: Ask Users What They Trust

Wired - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 17:39
Facebook said it will prioritize news sources by surveying users about their trust in media brands.
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Study on Mercury's orbit reveals the sun is losing mass

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 16:06
A team of NASA and MIT researchers study Mercury's position to determine that the sun is getting older and losing mass, causing its gravitational pull of the solar system to weaken.
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Samsung patent shows bezel-less phone without ugly notch

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 15:10
Samsung may have discovered a solution to the iPhone X's ugly notch problem. In a patent, Samsung shows off a prototype smartphone that has two holes drilled into the top of the screen.
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We Put The Entire Internet On The Blockchain—and You Can Too

Wired - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 14:52
A reporter's suggestion prompts a startup executive to create a browser extension that adds the words "on the blockchain" to every sentence.
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Meteorite hunters find first fragments of Michigan meteor

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 14:25
Meteorite hunters who flocked to Detroit from across the U.S. after a meteor exploded are finding the fragments. Most of the fragments landed in Hamburg Township.
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The biggest passion killer for men is trying for a baby

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 14:24
It’s not exactly what a woman looking to start a family would want to hear. But there are few things more likely to put a man off the idea of sex than his partner trying to conceive, a study has found.
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Dog travels from Huddersfield to Birmingham alone by train

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 14:01
The Doberman managed to travel from Huddersfield in West Yorkshire down to Birmingham on its own. He was believed to be a stray until vets discovered a microchip registered to a practice 113 miles away.
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LG patent reveals foldable phone that turns into a tablet

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 13:52
LG has applied for a patent for a foldable phone that could transform into a hybrid tablet. The Korean device maker filed the patent in July 2017, but the filing has just now been made public.
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