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Gravity’s light-bending effect seen in the dance of distant stars

According to Einstein’s general theory of relativity, the gravity from huge objects like stars and galaxies can curve the fabric of spacetime, to the point that passing light will bend from its usual straight path. This can alter how we

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Gravity’s light-bending effect seen in the dance of distant stars

According to Einstein’s general theory of relativity, the gravity from huge objects like stars and galaxies can curve the fabric of spacetime, to the point that passing light will bend from its usual straight path. This can alter how we

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MIT gets a $140M anonymous gift with a lot of flexibility

 MIT has received a donation that is notable for its size and the lack of strings attached to it. An anonymous alumnus gave the university $140 million designated as an “unrestricted” gift, which gives MIT a lot of leeway in

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Crunch Report | SpaceX Launching Secret Spaceplane

Facebook shares data with disaster relief groups, Coursera is valued at $800 million, SpaceX is launching a secret spaceplane and iOS 11 restricts location data. All this on Crunch Report. Read More Go to Source

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Toyota investigates heart-monitoring vehicles to prevent accidents

Driving can be stressful, so it probably isn’t a huge surprise that a significant number of traffic accidents are the result of driver’s losing control due to a medical emergency. Heart attacks behind the wheel are dangerous not only for

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Toyota investigates heart-monitoring vehicles to prevent accidents

Driving can be stressful, so it probably isn’t a huge surprise that a significant number of traffic accidents are the result of driver’s losing control due to a medical emergency. Heart attacks behind the wheel are dangerous not only for

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IBM builds 5nm chip with better performance and energy efficiency

We haven’t even seen 7nm chips in mass production, however, IBM has already announced that it has managed to build a 5nm one. What’s even more important than its size, is the fact that it is much, much faster than the

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Sound-boosting panels get a big slim-down

In places such as recording studios, movie theaters or concert halls, the walls are covered in panels that minimize echoes by scattering sound waves. Known as sound diffusers, they tend to be quite thick, using a lot of material and

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Sound-boosting panels get a big slim-down

In places such as recording studios, movie theaters or concert halls, the walls are covered in panels that minimize echoes by scattering sound waves. Known as sound diffusers, they tend to be quite thick, using a lot of material and

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Gigabyte’s AERO 15 gaming laptop comes close to displaying the correct colors

 The Gigabyte AERO 15 seen here is your usual gaming laptop, but with a twist — a color-corrected screen. Are color-corrected displays a gimmick, or do they help the editors and creatives who hope their laptop screens are displaying colors

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System76 Galago Pro is the MacBook Pro alternative the Linux community has been waiting for [Review]

System76 sells really great Ubuntu Linux laptops, but there has been one glaring issue — the machines aren’t exactly svelte. Don’t get me wrong, the notebooks aren’t ridiculously large or heavy, but compared to, say, a new MacBook Pro, there is

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Bicycle precursor gets the electric-assist treatment

Back before the bicycle was invented, people rode something known as the draisine or “dandy horse.” Invented by Karl von Drais, it was like an adult-sized version of the balance bikes still used by toddlers today – instead of pedalling

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Bicycle precursor gets the electric-assist treatment

Back before the bicycle was invented, people rode something known as the draisine or “dandy horse.” Invented by Karl von Drais, it was like an adult-sized version of the balance bikes still used by toddlers today – instead of pedalling

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Okta soars 5% after first earnings report

 Okta reported its first quarterly results since going public in April. The company managed to surpass investors’ expectations and went up 5 percent in initial after-hours trading. Okta, which provides identity management software for businesses, brought in $53 million in

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7 Tips for setting up a server room in your startup or small business

Despite the advent of cloud-based services, there are still some situations where on-premise hardware is the preferred route. Whether it’s a desire for direct control over security or the option to get hands-on with the hardware, some small businesses prefer

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Insider threats putting many financial services at risk

The majority of financial services are at risk of insider cyber threats because their mainframe environments have blind spots, according to Compuware. The company’s latest research claims that organizations such as banks keep the majority of the sensitive customer data on

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What the hell is happening to cryptocurrency valuations?

 The total market cap for all cryptocurrencies just surpassed $100 billion. The vast majority of these gains have come in just the last few months — on April 1st the total market cap was just over $25 billion — representing a

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Concept vehicle is made for Mars

If Batman were to go to Mars, is this what he would drive once he got there? Actually, probably not. NASA’s recently-unveiled Mars rover concept vehicle is intended to stay here on Earth, where it will hopefully inspire young people

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Concept vehicle is made for Mars

If Batman were to go to Mars, is this what he would drive once he got there? Actually, probably not. NASA’s recently-unveiled Mars rover concept vehicle is intended to stay here on Earth, where it will hopefully inspire young people

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Airbnb makes checking in easier

 Airbnb is rolling out a new feature today that will make check-in easier for guests and hosts alike. Up until now, checking in to an Airbnb listing was one of the sloppiest, most human components of the Airbnb user flow.

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