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Cambridge scientists spin hydrogel into synthetic spider silk

Peter Parker take note, architects and chemists at the University of Cambridge have come up with an artificial spider silk that is strong, super-stretchy, non-toxic, and sustainable, yet is made from a material that is 98 percent water. The new

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IT decision makers concerned budget cuts will affect security

Almost two thirds of IT decision makers in the UK (61 percent) think budget cuts will leave a mark on their IT investment abilities. This is according to a new report by Sungard Availability Services, which also reported that almost half

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Snap falls below its IPO price for the first time

 Oh Snap. The Snapchat parent had a difficult day on the stock market, closing at $16.99. It’s officially fallen below its $17 IPO price for the first time. This is significant because it means that overall, public investors have lost

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The Leica TL2 brings mirrorless cameras to point-and-shoot size, but for a price

 Leica always has a new artisan camera up its sleeves and today’s announcement is no different. The T series cameras have always been the size of an everyday point-and-shoot, but the TL2 introduces a new 24-megapixel APS-C sensor, making it

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Study: Upping coffee consumption could help you live longer

As one of the world’s most popular beverages, it is clear that us humans do love a good cup of coffee. And a new study drawing on data from over half a million Europeans suggests that this penchant for a

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Study: Upping coffee consumption could help you live longer

As one of the world’s most popular beverages, it is clear that us humans do love a good cup of coffee. And a new study drawing on data from over half a million Europeans suggests that this penchant for a

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Kaspersky BitScout tool lets security researchers collect forensic information

Just like in a real-life crime scene, forensic evidence for cyber-crimes must not be tampered with. That’s why sometimes investigations take too long — forensic researchers need a lot of time to reach the crime scene and extract malware samples without compromising

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Renault is making a "racing teapot"

On July 16, 1977, Renault made its first foray into the world of Formula 1 racing. It did so at Britain’s Silverstone Grand Prix, with a car known as the RS01. Among other things, it was the first Formula 1

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Renault is making a "racing teapot"

On July 16, 1977, Renault made its first foray into the world of Formula 1 racing. It did so at Britain’s Silverstone Grand Prix, with a car known as the RS01. Among other things, it was the first Formula 1

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Microsoft abandons most Windows smartphone users

Windows Phone 8.1 may seem like a distant memory in the mobile space, being released three years ago, but it remains very much relevant for many Windows smartphone users. Nearly three in four Windows smartphones run this version of the tiled operating system,

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Preview and explore multiple videos at once with HamMultiPlayer

HamMultiPlayer is an interesting media player with some unusual features, including the ability to preview and work with multiple videos simultaneously. The program doesn’t require any installation, and it doesn’t even arrive in an archive. It’s just a single executable

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Elon Musk shares photos of first production Tesla Model 3

Tesla’s Model 3 has been a long-time coming, but the company has now wrapped up production on its first units and offered the first official glimpse of its debut mass market sedan. .. Continue Reading Elon Musk shares photos of

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China’s mobile operators are reportedly being told to ban all use of VPNs

 China’s latest move to crackdown on VPN software that enables people to circumvent its internet censorship system appears to be a very worrying one. Bloomberg reports that the government has requested that state-run telecom operators prevent their customers from running

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Starz targets cord cutters with 40% larger content library, more kids’ shows

 As premium cable networks transition to become over-the-top services aimed at cord cutters, they’re finding that they need to offer more diverse content libraries, in order to compete with streaming giants like Netflix. HBO tackled this problem a couple of

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Super 73 offers retro e-biking adventure on the cheap

Last year, California’s Lithium Cycles launched a 1,000-watt e-bike on Kickstarter that married funky retro styling with modern motorized tech. After a successful campaign, the Super 73 is now up for pre-order as the Scout, a slightly different beast to

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Spotify denies creating and promoting ‘fake artists’ but the evidence is mounting

Last summer, industry website Music Business Worldwide ran a story claiming that Spotify was bulking up its platform with ‘fake artists’ created by producers under untraceable pseudonyms. Culture publication Vulture brought the story to a wider audience a few days

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Kenya’s Most Famous Critic of Politicians Runs for Political Office

Tristan McConnell visits Boniface Mwangi, Kenya’s most famous activist, as he seeks a government position. Go to Source

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Trump and Putin discussed creating an "impenetrable Cyber Security unit" — but it’s not happening

The meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin was always going to generate a great deal of interest. After the two presidents had their first (official) meeting on Friday, Trump tweeted on Sunday that the pair has discussed “forming an

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Alphabet spinoff heats and cools the home with geothermal energy

A reliable and renewable energy source is right under our feet – literally – in the form of geothermal energy. After funding a study a few years back to map underground hotspots, Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has now spawned Dandelion,

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Alphabet spinoff heats and cools the home with geothermal energy

A reliable and renewable energy source is right under our feet – literally – in the form of geothermal energy. After funding a study a few years back to map underground hotspots, Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has now spawned Dandelion,

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