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Renault-Nissan to use Android system in its dashboards

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 18:52
The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, one of the world's top-selling automakers, has decided to go with Google's Android operating system to run its dashboard.
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Don't kill wasps even if they ruin your picnic - they're just as important as bees, scientists warn 

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 18:05
Wasps are being wiped out as quickly as bees - and their disappearance will be just as disastrous, according to new research by London scientists.
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Experimental 'space junk sweeper' successfully plucks floating debris from orbit

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 16:22
The spacecraft, built by the Surrey Space Centre at the University of Surrey, began the experimental phase when it used its net to capture a deployed target simulating a piece of space debris.
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Wasps are being wiped out just as fast as bees but no one cares

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 16:01
A lack of understanding about their vital role in the ecosystem is a fundamental reason why they are hated, according to international researchers led by University College London.
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The mystery around why some mammals have a bone in their penis has finally been solved

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 16:01
Manchester Metropolitan University 3D-scanned various penis bones to create computer models and ran simulations to replicate the kind of loads sustained by the genitalia during reproduction.
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Tim Cook defends Apple's highest-priced $1,500 iPhone XS Max, claiming 'it's not cheap' to make them

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 15:19
Apple CEO Tim Cook is defending the eye-popping price tag of its highest-end handset, the iPhone XS Max, saying it 'isn't cheap' to produce the device. The XS Max costs up to $1,499 for 512gb of storage.
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Leaked photos claim to show 'Google Home Hub' with a screen in bid to take on Amazon's Echo Show

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 14:37
Leaked photos claim to show a smart display, called the 'Google Home Hub' with a 7-inch display mounted on top of a speaker, supporting prior rumors it's planning to launch such a device.
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'Nuclear pasta' is the strongest known material in the universe, simulations confirm

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 14:31
Researchers from Indiana University and the California Institute of Technology say the new simulations could help us better understand phenomena such as gravitational waves.
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Sony's Aibo robo-dog finally goes on sale in the US - but the AI canine will set you back $2900

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 13:00
Sony announced Tuesday that its 'First Litter Edition' Aibo robot dog is now available for pre-order in the US. The robotic 'puppy' will arrive on buyers' doorsteps in mid-December.
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Your smartphone obsession may be making your dog sad, expert warns

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 12:15
A veterinary surgeon has warned that dogs especially may feel sad when their owners focus most of their attention toward a screen, and may even develop behavioral issues.
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Twitter now allows users to switch between a chronological and algorithmic timeline

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 11:52
The new options should be a welcome update for users who want to see tweets as they're posted in real time vs. the algorithm, which showed popular tweets and tweets from users you follow first.
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Closest galaxies to the Milky Way once had a companion that was EATEN billions of years ago

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 11:32
Two of the closest galaxies to the Milky Way - the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds may have once had a third companion, Australian astronomers believe.
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Solar-powered yacht which can cruise the entire globe without stopping to refuel unveiled

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 10:46
The electric SolarImpact yacht is longer than a blue whale, and is topped with enough solar panels to cover a full-sized tennis court. It was designed by Zurich firm SolarImpact Yacht AG.
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Google launches new tool that lets parents turn off their teen's phone as part of Family Link update

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 10:19
Google wants to help families set some 'digital ground rules.' The search giant has added new tools to its Family Link app for teens, including one that lets parents turn off their teen's phone.
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Gorillas form lifelong bonds with other apes that help neighboring groups keep the peace

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 10:16
A new study on African mountain gorillas has found that their lives are very much influenced by the life-long bonds they form with other members of the group – much like human social interaction.
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Pink for a boy, blue for a girl? Gender labels change a child's performance

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 09:59
The study, led by the University of Hong Kong, found that when boys were told they were playing a boys' game they completed it faster (stock image).
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Well-behaved dogs have the happiest owners! Those who are stressed are have ill-behaved pets

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 09:47
Research conducted in Mexico looked at the relationship between owners and their dogs and found stressed owners reacting badly to a dog's misdeeds, causing more bad behaviour (stock).
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How much you save may be influenced by your heritage

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 09:28
Researchers from the London School of Economics and Political Science used long-term data to explore the saving habits of UK migrants, their children and their grandchildren.
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Too much screen time? New phone controls for you and kids

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 09:23
New tools for managing screen time will let you see how often you (and your kids) picked up the phone after bedtime or how long you're really spending on Instagram at work.
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Eccentric Yusaku Maezawa will go into space aboard Elon Musk's rocket

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 08:49
Yusaku Maezawa played in a punk rock band called Switch Style in his early 20s and got his start in business importing CDs and records before creating Japan's largest online shopping mall.
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