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South Pole selfie demos deep space communications

What do selfies from the South Pole have to do with deep space missions? Quite a lot, actually. On November 20, NASA used a selfie taken outside Antarctica’s McMurdo Station at the bottom of the world and sent to the

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Microsoft announces huge expansion to ‘modernize’ its Redmond HQ

 Microsoft has announced a massive expansion plan aimed at modernizing its headquarters in Redmond, Washington. Unlike fellow Washington-based tech giant Amazon, which is seeking a second HQ in a new location, Microsoft is building on existing ground in order to “grow

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AWS launches GuardDuty, its new intelligent threat detection service

 Amazon’s AWS cloud computing division today announced a new threat detection service that aims to help the company’s users safe from potential security threats. The service applies machine learning to identify threats (think an EC2 instances that starts mining Bitcoin

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Solid-state magnesium-ion batteries could lick lithium

Lithium-ion batteries are the undisputed top dog of the battery world at the moment, but magnesium-ion devices have the potential to steal the crown – if scientists can crack the problem of finding an efficient electrolyte. Now a collaboration between

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Solid-state magnesium-ion batteries could lick lithium

Lithium-ion batteries are the undisputed top dog of the battery world at the moment, but magnesium-ion devices have the potential to steal the crown – if scientists can crack the problem of finding an efficient electrolyte. Now a collaboration between

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DNA tests on "Yeti" hair and bone samples bear results

The Yeti is usually regarded as a folklorish figure, but physical evidence like hair and bones has been found to back up centuries of sightings. Now, an international team of scientists has conducted one of the most detailed DNA studies

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DNA tests on "Yeti" hair and bone samples bear results

The Yeti is usually regarded as a folklorish figure, but physical evidence like hair and bones has been found to back up centuries of sightings. Now, an international team of scientists has conducted one of the most detailed DNA studies

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Can Time, Inc., Survive the Kochs?

Jane Mayer on the questions surrounding Charles and David Koch’s decision to provide six hundred and fifty million dollars to finance the Meredith Corporation’s acquisition of Time, Inc. Go to Source

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Canadian hacker pleads guilty in huge Yahoo hack case

 A Canadian citizen has pleaded guilty to aiding Russian intelligence officers in a 2014 hack of Yahoo that exposed as many as 500 million accounts. The defendant, 22 year-old Karim Baratov, is the only arrest to come out of the

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Samsung buys another AI company as it continues to build out Bixby

 It’s true that Bixby didn’t have the most auspicious of debuts when it rolled out on the Galaxy S8 earlier this year, but Samsung’s clearly got big plans for its smart assistant. Late last year, the company picked up Viv,

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Nine Things We Learned on Tuesday About the Next Fed Chairman

John Cassidy writes about the Senate Banking Committee confirmation hearing for Jerome Powell, Donald Trump’s nomination to take over for Janet Yellen as chairman of the Federal Reserve. Go to Source

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Little aluminum cube hunts Legionnaires’ disease

A potentially fatal form of pneumonia, Legionnaires’ disease can be spread when water in the rooftop cooling towers of a building’s air conditioning system becomes infected with Legionella bacteria. Checking for that bacteria typically takes up to two weeks, and

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Little aluminum cube hunts Legionnaires’ disease

A potentially fatal form of pneumonia, Legionnaires’ disease can be spread when water in the rooftop cooling towers of a building’s air conditioning system becomes infected with Legionella bacteria. Checking for that bacteria typically takes up to two weeks, and

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Bad news for Windows 10 testers — you may not get access to all future features

Microsoft is working in earnest on the next feature update of Windows 10, codenamed Redstone 4. It’s already released a number of builds to Insiders in the Fast ring, and today the software giant revealed some of the big new

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Microsoft reveals some of the exciting new features coming to the next version of Windows 10 (Redstone 4)

Windows Insiders get to test up and coming Windows 10 features before anyone else. New features and updates appear in Insider builds on a regular basis, often with little warning or fanfare. Terry Myerson, EVP for Windows and Devices, today

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Fall Creators Update already on over 20 percent of Windows 10 PCs

Microsoft released the Creators Update for Windows 10 back in April, but it was a glacial, and at times problematic, rollout. A fortnight after the initial launch, Microsoft warned users to wait until they were offered it, rather than opting

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Facebook and Twitter to provide Brexit disinformation reports soon

 A UK parliamentary committee that’s investing fake news has been told by Facebook and Twitter they will provide information relating to Russian interference during the UK’s 2016 Brexit referendum vote in the coming weeks.  Read More Go to Source

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Japanese bitcoin exchange bitFlyer is coming to the U.S

 Japansese cryptocurrency exchange bitFlyer announced today it’s expanding to the U.S, with approval to operate in 41 states starting today. This includes regulatory approval in New York via the state’s Department of Financial Services’ “BitLicense”, which only five other cryptocurrency companies

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Cheap artificial muscles give soft robots lifting power

There have been a number of soft robots inspired by the ancient art of paper folding – origami – recently, including polymer-based microgrippers and the safety-first Twister. Researchers from Harvard and MIT say that robots made of soft materials are

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Cheap artificial muscles give soft robots lifting power

There have been a number of soft robots inspired by the ancient art of paper folding – origami – recently, including polymer-based microgrippers and the safety-first Twister. Researchers from Harvard and MIT say that robots made of soft materials are

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