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Human hair chips away at a razor's edge, engineers say

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 11:09
In shaving experiments, engineers closely studied shaving in ultra-fine detail with an electron microscope to see how a razor blade can be damaged as it cuts human hair.
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Why Do Razor Blades Get Dull So Quickly?

Wired - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 11:00
An MIT team tackled the mystery of why something as soft as hair can erode a steel blade, hoping to figure out how to make shaving tools last longer.
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Arabians used same toolmaking techniques as Native Americans

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 10:50
Dozens of examples of 'fluting' have been found in Yemen and Oman which date back 8,000 years. This technique had never been seen before outside of America.
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Scientists create the 'brightest material on Earth'

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 10:34
University of Copenhagen and Indiana University scientists created the new materials that has a brilliant glow from positively charged fluorescent dyes.
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Europe's extreme droughts could increase by seven times by 2100

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 09:44
Computer modelling from German and Czech researchers predict that two-year droughts will increase seven-fold in number across Europe between 2051 and 2100.
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Eating too much rice increases your risk of dying from heart disease

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 09:36
Researchers at the universities of Manchester and Salford studied rice consumption in England and Wales and prevalence of cardiovascular diseases caused by arsenic exposure.
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Lava tubes on Mars and the Moon are up to 1,000 times bigger than those on Earth

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 09:35
Researchers at the Universities of Bologna and Padua studied the subsurface cavities that lava created billions of years ago under the surface of Mars and the Moon.
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The US Is Disastrously Behind in Coronavirus Testing. Again

Wired - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 09:32
With coronavirus infections rampant in parts of the nation, backlogs are preventing people from getting timely test results, hampering efforts to contain the virus.
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Explorer exposes the dramatic impact of global warming in stark pictures

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 09:27
Chilean explorer and photographer Cristian Donoso has dedicated the last 24 years of his life to exposing the impact of climate change in more than 50 expeditions.
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UK parents copy celebrity trend to 'have children of both sexes'

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 09:26
Researchers found much more families than expected kept having children until they have at least one boy and one girl, just like the Beckhams and the Kardashian family.
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The Quest to Liberate $300,000 of Bitcoin From an Old Zip File

Wired - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 09:16
The story of a guy who wouldn't let a few quintillion possible decryption keys stand between him and his cryptocurrency.
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242m-year-old reptile's neck was three times longer than torso

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 09:09
CT scans of the weird 20-foot-long creature and its incredible giraffe-like 10-foot long neck reveal it lived in water and was 'surprisingly adaptable' 242 million years ago.
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Microsoft’s Roots in China Have Positioned It to Buy TikTok

Wired - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 08:30
Alumni of the software giant’s Beijing research lab are now executives at Alibaba, Tencent, SenseTime—and TikTok parent ByteDance.
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Ancient 'hell ants' had deadly scythe-like mandibles that they used to pin prey

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 08:00
The 99 million-year old insect stunningly preserved in amber from Myanmar was trapped just as it embraced its final victim - an ancient relative of the cockroach.
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Sony WH-1000XM4 Review: The Best Noise-Canceling Headphones

Wired - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 08:00
These noise-canceling headphones silence the world better than most, and the mics are now actually usable on phone calls.
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Facebook Has More to Learn From the Ad Boycott

Wired - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 06:00
Rashad Robinson, an organizer behind the Stop Hate for Profit boycott, says civil rights groups can’t be left to police the company by themselves.
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7 Best Cheap Smartphones for 2020 (iPhone, Android)

Wired - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 06:00
There's little reason to pay top dollar for a phone these days. These are our favorite Android devices and iPhones for $200 to $500.
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How the US Can Prevent the Next 'Cyber 9/11'

Wired - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 06:00
In an interview with WIRED, former national intelligence official Sue Gordon discusses Russian election interference and other digital threats to democracy.
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The Wonderful Instagram World Where Thor Is a Drag Performer

Wired - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 05:00
And Meryl Streep holds a riding crop. And ... Digital satirist Ronald McDonkey's images challenge the idea of fame and our relationship to it.
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The Feds Want These Teams to Hack a Satellite—From Home

Wired - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 05:00
Meet the hackers who, this weekend, will try to commandeer an actual orbiter as part of a Defcon contest hosted by the Air Force and the Defense Digital Service.
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