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Meet Furhat, the terrifying AI assistant with a face: Robot is trained to move and talk like a human

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 10:54
Furhat combines artificial intelligence and digital assistant technology akin to Alexa or Siri and humanoid robots like SoftBank's Pepper to create a device that's creepily lifelike.
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Marriage makes you healthier - unless you're a straight woman

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 10:03
The research by Ohio State University highlights how marriage benefits the population at large, but suggests work is needed to get heterosexual men thinking about their health and their partner's health.
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Governments, electric vehicles and solar power are fuelling a boom in demand for battery

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 09:49
A dramatic rise in demand for electric cars and solar power could see a peak in demand for battery storage that will cost over a trillion dollars globally within 22 years, new figures suggest.
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Google Maps will finally show drivers real-time accident reports and speed traps

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 09:41
When users click on the report button, it'll give them the option to 'add a report' for a collision or a speed trap - hotspots where police are believed to be pulling over drivers in large numbers.
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Stratolaunch completes first hot-fire test of key engine component for its megaplane

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 09:07
The world’s largest plane has taken another step toward its maiden flight after successfully completing the first hot-fire test of the PGA Engine. The test was completed on Nov 2.
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Facebook set to finally launch unsend feature for Messenger

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 09:06
The social media giant announced the feature in April after it was revealed to be deleting messages already sent by CEO Mark Zuckerberg to other users.
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Apple not in settlement talks 'at any level' with...

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 08:29
Apple is not in talks 'at any level' to settle its wide-ranging legal dispute with mobile chip maker Qualcomm Inc, according to a source familiar with the matter.
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Egypt says archaeologists found more artifacts at Cairo...

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 08:22
The Egyptian Antiquities Ministry said the artefacts were the latest finds in eastern Cairo's Matariya neighbourhood.
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Egypt says archaeologists found more artifacts at Cairo...

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 08:22
The Egyptian Antiquities Ministry said the artefacts were the latest finds in eastern Cairo's Matariya neighbourhood.
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Elon Musk close to producing biggest battery in Australia

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 08:20
Speaking at the construction site 225 km (141 miles) from the South Australian capital of Adelaide, Elon Musk announced the company is halfway done installing the lithium ion battery.
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Scientists push back against Harvard 'alien spacecraft'...

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 08:19
Katie Mack, a well-known astrophysicist at North Carolina State, tweeted 'scientists are perfectly happy to publish an outlandish idea if it has even the tiniest sliver of a chance of not being wrong'
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An Ice Age in 120 seconds: Timelapse reveals how the Alps changed over 115,000 years

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 07:24
The hypnotic simulation made using the Piz Daint supercomputer condenses tens of thousands of years to just two minutes, revealing there may have been more movement than previously thought.
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Fortnite users mourn the loss of 'Kevin the cube' as it explodes

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 06:34
North Carolina-based developers Epic Games launched the one-off event where Kevin the cube rotated rapidly before shattering in a blinding white light.
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Gruesome images show plastic tubing found in the stomach of a LOBSTER

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 06:31
A chef has made a gruesome discovery after finding orange plastic tubing in the stomach of a lobster that she was preparing for a meal at her restaurant in Edinburgh.
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NASA to begin testing silent supersonic technology for next-gen airliner

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 06:31
Nasa pilot Jim Less will fire off 'quiet' sonic booms over a small city in Texas, USA early this month in a bid to gauge public reaction to the dampened supersonic thuds.
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NASA conducts quiet sonic boom tests on residents near Texas Gulf Coast

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 06:31
NASA has begun testing the sound of sonic boom engine from airliner dubbed the Son of Concorde on Texas residents who have been recruited to listen out for noise.
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Giant 1917 chalk map of Australia carved into a Wiltshire hillside by homesick soldiers is restored

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 05:42
The soldiers were stationed near Hurdcott Camp which was one of three large camps between the villages of Compton Chamberlayne and Sutton Mandeville.
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Giant 1917 chalk map of Australia carved into a Wiltshire hillside by homesick soldiers is restored

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 05:42
The soldiers were stationed near Hurdcott Camp which was one of three large camps between the villages of Compton Chamberlayne and Sutton Mandeville.
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Astronomers believe an unusual object that entered the solar system might be an alien probe

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 05:40
In a new scientific paper, Shmuel Bialy and Abraham Loeb of Harvard University in the US will say cigar-shaped ‘Oumuamua’ could be a spaceship.
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Bionic mushrooms could make enough bio-electricity to light up an LED 

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 05:28
The strange bionic mushroom (pictured) was created by an international team of researchers led by the Indian Institute of Sciences in Bangalore.
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