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Incredible moment supercooled water instantly freezes as it's poured out of a bottle 

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 04:50
The viral video was shaed around the world and showcases the phenomenon of supercooling which lets water remain liquid below its freezing point.
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Big Tech: Breaking Us Up Will Only Help China

Wired - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 04:00
Amid escalating tension with China, executives at Google and Facebook argue that tough regulations against tech will hurt US competitiveness.
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VW’s ‘Dieselgate’ Settlement Isn’t Buying Many Electric Vehicles

Wired - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 04:00
States were given almost $3 billion from Volkswagen’s diesel scandal settlement to buy cleaner vehicles. But many are buying more diesels, a report shows.
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10 Best Wireless Earbuds for Working Out (2019)

Wired - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 04:00
Looking for a pair of sturdy, sweatproof, buds to help you rock your inner jock? We have you covered.
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The Pentagon Launched Another Space Agency. Do We Need It?

Wired - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 04:00
By going big on small satellites, the new Space Development Agency plans to defend the country against all manner of orbital attacks.
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Box caterpillar is Britain's biggest garden pest

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 02:14
A destructive species of caterpillar which decimates the hedgerows of Britain's upper classes has now spread to all UK countries and tops the pest'most wanted' list.
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GitHub ‘Sponsors’ Now Lets Users Back Open Source Projects

Wired - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 01:30
GitHub’s new Patreon-like service aims to reward developers for maintaining free software, and bolster the open source ecosystem.
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Amazon tries to make warehouse work more fun by turning real tasks into video games

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 19:21
A report describes how Amazon installed screens at many of its warehouse workers' stations that allow employees to turn tasks like assembling orders and moving items into competitive games.
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Las Vegas Orders Up a Boring Company Loop

Wired - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 17:26
Which means Elon Musk’s “mass transit” tunneling company has its first official customer.
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Game of Thrones universe brought to life: A tectonic map of Westeros and Essos

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 16:26
Researchers in Australia have built the first plate tectonic reconstruction of the Game of Thrones continent, using evidence of geological processes from the stunning landscapes in the show.
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A Critical Hit to Huawei, the Student Space Race, and More News

Wired - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 15:58
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
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Comcast developing a motion detector device for homes that tracks your bedroom and bathroom habits

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 14:12
By detecting these kinds of behaviors, it could help caregivers or doctors better ascertain if an elderly or disabled individual has an undiagnosed health condition.
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Pentagon says it studied UFOs in secretive program weeks after Navy re-writes reporting guidelines

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 14:00
A U.S. Department of Defense spokesperson reportedly confirmed the Pentagon's interest in UFO's, citing the agency's investigation of 'unidentified aerial phenomena.'
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Facial Recognition Has Already Reached Its Breaking Point

Wired - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 13:46
Facial recognition technology has proliferated unchecked in the US so far. Congress finally seems ready to do something about it.
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Why did the chimp cross the road? Monkeys have adapted to human developments

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 13:44
A team of anthropologists from the University of Kent made the discovery that chimpanzees can cross roads from hidden cameras during an eight-month study in the African country.
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Judge Finds Qualcomm's Pricing Policy Violates Antitrust Law

Wired - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 11:55
The US joins China, the European Union, and South Korea, in ruling that Qualcomm violated laws in how it licenses its smartphone chips.
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Amazon votes to keep selling its facial recognition software despite privacy concerns

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 11:49
Amazon will continue to sell its controversial facial recognition software to law enforcement and other entities after a failed shareholder vote aimed at reeling the company's practices in.
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Social Issues Raised by Amazon Investors Aren't Going Away

Wired - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 11:45
Amazon's shareholder resolutions on climate change and facial recognition technology didn't pass. Here's why they matter anyway.
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Lyft rolls out new panic button so that riders can call 911 from the app

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 11:24
Now, users can call 911 in the Lyft app if there's an emergency, while a new design in the app will make the driver's license plate easier to view than before.
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Elon Musk's Starhopper will next jump to 16,400 feet

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 10:52
A recent SpaceX online application suggests the next round of launch for the prototype rocket is being planned in Texas and will test the Raptor engine to a maximum altitude of 16,400ft.
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