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Switching it off and on again DOES work: NASA reveals reset fixed Hubble Space telescope

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 16:40
NASA has confirmed that resetting the aging telescope's main camera appears to have fixed an issue that left it offline.
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'We got you': Twitter FINALLY brings back the chronological timeline for Android users

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 15:49
Just as on iOS, users will soon see a button on their timeline that allows them to switch between seeing the most recent tweets and top tweets.
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Facebook's '10 Year Challenge' Is Just a Harmless Meme—Right?

Wired - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 15:39
Opinion: The 2009 vs. 2019 profile picture trend may or may not have been a data collection ruse to train its facial recognition algorithm. But we can't afford to blithely play along.
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Meet Marty, the Googly-eyed robot set to take to the aisles in 200 US grocery stores 

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 15:22
The 'Marty' robots will roam grocery store aisles looking for spills and hazards. When it spots an accident, it will alert staff to come and clean up spills.
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'This doesn't seem right': WhatsApp bug lets user see another person's message history

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 15:00
Amazon Web Services employee Abby Fuller shared worrying details about the flaw, revealing how the message history of a previous owner popped up on her phone after logging in.
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Chinese students' brains being scanned to make sure they are concentrating in controversial trial 

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 14:55
Massachusetts-based start-up BrainCo says its Focus 1 headbands can help teachers identify pupils who need extra assistance.
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Roman-era tombs filled with human remains and adorned with colorful paintings discovered in Egypt

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 14:01
The team in Egypt discovered structures of two different architectural styles at the Beir Al-Shaghala site in the Dakhla Oasis, though both were built from mud-brick.
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The 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' Trailer Raises Some Questions

Wired - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 13:54
Think Peter Parker got dusted for good in 'Infinity War'? Think again.
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Did a SUPERNOVA kill off the megalodon?

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 13:44
A new Kansas study claims energetic particles from an exploding star, known as muons, may have contributed to the extinction of the prehistoric monster shark megalodon.
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CERN lays out vision for next-generation particle collider

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 13:35
Officials at CERN presented Tuesday their study for a 'Future Circular Collider' inside a 100-kilometer (62-mile) circumference tunnel that could start operating in 2040.
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Netflix raises its prices again: Firm announces steeper subscription fees for US users

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 13:26
The firm announced on Tuesday that it’s raising the fees for US subscribers, bumping the costs up by 13 to 18 percent, depending on your plan.
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The Subversive, Delectable Fun of Troye Sivan's "Lucky Strike"

Wired - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:57
Not to make this about politics or walls or borders or displacement, but the Australian pop singer's new song is all about politics and walls and borders and displacement.
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Humans have SEVENTEEN different facial expressions to convey happiness: more than any other emotion

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:51
Researchers at the Ohio State University found the human face is capable of configuring itself in 16,384 unique ways but only 35 are transferable over different cultures.
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Nike reveals $350 'Marty McFly' Adapt BB self lacing sneakers controlled by an app

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:32
The new Nike Adapt BB will initially go on sale only in the US for $350 dollars (£272) on February 17th - although they are expected to sell out instantly.
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The Instagram Egg’s Delightful Appeal

Wired - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:27
The egg feels absurd, but it’s part of a viral playbook we’ve seen before.
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Japanese hotel staffed by ROBOTS forced to fire over half of its mechanical workers after complaints

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 11:52
The Henn na Hotel chain has now culled over half of its 243 robots, many because they created work rather than reduced it, according to the Wall Street journal
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How GPS Tracking Technology Can Curb Domestic Violence

Wired - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 11:49
Opinion: GPS-monitored violent offenders are 95 percent less likely to commit a new crime. We need to implement an integrated, nationwide domestic violence program that tracks domestic abusers.
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The oddest star system ever seen: Astronomers discover quadruple system with a 'flipped' disk 

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 10:41
Scientists with the ALMA telescope in Chile's Atacama Desert have spotted an unusual formation of gas and dust in a double star system 146 light-years away.
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Online map will reveal London’s most polluted streets

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 10:22
An online map will show the air pollution across tens of thousands of London locations to build an accurate picture of the city's air quality to help people choose cleaner routes.
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World's loneliest frog FINALLY gets a date

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 10:07
The loneliest frog in the world may have found a match after ten years in isolation in an aquarium in Bolivia. Biologists have been searching for the Sehuencas water frog for the past decade.
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