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Ford unveils two-legged robot that can walk packages to your door

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 10:21
Ford's autonomous delivery robot, called Digit, is capable of lifting packages that weigh 40lbs, so it can deliver your pizza, Amazon package or groceries straight to your doorstep.
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A Rocket Built by Students Reached Space for the First Time

Wired - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 10:00
A USC team won the collegiate space race by sending a rocket above the Kármán line, the imaginary boundary that marks the end of Earth’s atmosphere.
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Scientists Go Back in Time to Find More Troubling News About Earth's Oceans

Wired - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 10:00
A clever study finds communities of foraminifera, a hard-shelled kind of plankton, have transformed dramatically since the Industrial Revolution.
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US government is funding research into technology that will connect soldiers' brains to computers

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 09:58
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is funding research that could give a future generation of soldiers the power to control machines and weapons with their minds.
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Mile-wide asteroid with its own mini MOON in tow will pass by Earth this weekend

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 09:44
Asteroid 1999 KW4 is not one but two objects, consisting of a larger space rock measuring about 1.3 kilometers wide (.8 mile) and a small companion that orbits it. It will be closest on May 25.
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If Huawei Loses ARM's Chip Designs, It's Toast

Wired - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 09:33
ARM designs the chips that power everything from smartphones to data centers. Without it, Huawei has few good options.
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Watermelons were a favourite treat for ancient Egyptians

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 09:28
The discovery came after DNA was extracted from the fruit's leaves upon their discovery near an ancient tomb in 1876. Some of these were obtained by famed botanist Joseph Hooker in the 19th century.
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Apple finally tweaks its troubled 'butterfly' MacBook keyboard

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 09:20
Apple is updating its 'butterfly' keys on its MacBook laptops with a new type of material. The US tech giant is also extending its keyboard repair service in the latest product launch.
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Logan Broadbent Shows Us How to Throw a Boomerang Like a Pro

Wired - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 09:09
A world champion thrower explains how a boomerang flies, and how to augment its performance.
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Mythical 'Sunken Kingdom' of Wales rises again

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 07:10
The forest of Borth used to stretch for two to three miles along the shore between Ynys-las and Borth on the Welsh coast before it was buried under layers of peat, sand and saltwater.
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Tiny robot inspired by a bush baby can bounce more than THREE times its own height

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 06:22
A single leg, inspired by those of the galago, or Senegalese bush baby, propels the robot across a range of terrain and over various obstacles.
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You can now make DJ Khaled can now be the voice of your Sat Nav

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 05:15
DJ Khaled and US-based firm Waze are partnering up to feature the rapper's voice on the sat-nav app today.
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Netflix's 'See You Yesterday' Challenges the Meaning of Time Travel

Wired - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 05:00
Director Stefon Bristol's Netflix feature isn't concerned with the past or the future—it's worried about the present.
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Even zero gravity can be bad for your joints

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 04:40
Short spells in space and leads to early-onset arthritis, a first-of-a-kind study from the Henry Ford Hospital, Michigan, adds to a growing body of research about the health effects of spaceflight has found.
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NASA gives members of the public the chance to send their names to Mars

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 04:03
NASA will use an electron beam to stencil the submitted names onto a silicon chip with lines of text smaller than one-thousandth the width of a human hair.
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Measles Had Been Eliminated. Now It’s Nearly a Daily Threat

Wired - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 04:00
The US declared measles eliminated in 2000, but it could lose that status in September—entering a darker era of heightened infectious disease risk.
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Plastic debris is now a bigger risk to filter feeding whales than OIL

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 00:08
Researchers from Hampden-Sydney College in the US found that the hair-like tissue in the jaws of baleen whales is better at trapping microplastics than oil in the ocean.
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Far-Right Propaganda Floods Facebook Ahead of EU Elections

Wired - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 22:00
Fake accounts spread white-nationalist messages and amassed larger followings than actual far-right parties before being taken down, according to a new report.
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Apple's MacBook Update, a Self-Driving Mail Truck, and More News

Wired - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 16:31
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‘Secret voters’ in the last election cast ballots for politicians they publicly opposed

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 16:20
A new study that surveyed 1,000 voters, people who cast their ballots for President Donald Trump in a 2016 race against candidate Hilary Clinton were twice as likely to keep their choice 'secret.'
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