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"Faulty" aluminum alloys sport the strength of stainless steel

Aluminum is nice and light, but as an easily crushable soft drink can shows, that comes at the cost of strength. By introducing faults into the metal’s crystalline structure, researchers at Purdue University have now developed new aluminum alloys that

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"Faulty" aluminum alloys sport the strength of stainless steel

Aluminum is nice and light, but as an easily crushable soft drink can shows, that comes at the cost of strength. By introducing faults into the metal’s crystalline structure, researchers at Purdue University have now developed new aluminum alloys that

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Five myths of seed investing

 Pre-seed has risen in prominence in recent months due to the growing gap between what founders are seeking at the seed stage and what the market is offering, yet conversations around pre-seed come with preconceived notions and false assumptions about

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Elon Musk’s tunneling company fires up its first … flamethrower?

You might think Elon Musk has plenty on his plate already. But when not digging tunnels, dreaming up supersonic travel pods and trying to colonize Mars, the entrepreneur apparently has enough downtime for less serious pursuits, like producing a real,

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Elon Musk’s tunneling company fires up its first … flamethrower?

You might think Elon Musk has plenty on his plate already. But when not digging tunnels, dreaming up supersonic travel pods and trying to colonize Mars, the entrepreneur apparently has enough downtime for less serious pursuits, like producing a real,

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Microsoft issues emergency Windows update to disable Intel’s shoddy Spectre variant 2 mitigation

The computer industry is in utter chaos right now. Despite a slight increase in PC sales for Q4 2018, the market is still extremely unhealthy. Not to mention, pretty much all existing hardware is fundamentally flawed thanks to both Spectre

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Oxford University spin-out Bodle scores £6M Series A for its low-powered ‘reflective’ display tech

 Bodle Technologies is a startup spun out of Oxford University, that is developing a new type of ‘reflective’ display technology that promises to use a lot less power. In fact, in some states the screen tech may require almost no

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Long "dead" NASA satellite discovered alive by amateur astronomer

A dead satellite turns out to be not-so-dead after all. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) has confirmed that an amateur astronomer looking for a lost spy satellite stumbled across radio transmissions from NASA’s Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration (IMAGE)

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Long "dead" NASA satellite discovered alive by amateur astronomer

A dead satellite turns out to be not-so-dead after all. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) has confirmed that an amateur astronomer looking for a lost spy satellite stumbled across radio transmissions from NASA’s Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration (IMAGE)

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Watch the Grammys live on your Roku

Tonight is the annual music extravaganza known as the Grammys. It’s a long-standing awards show and many prominent artists are up for receiving one of the coveted trophies, most notably Jay Z who is nominated for eight of them. Artists set to perform include Lady Gaga, Pink,

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Here’s how to live stream the Grammys tonight

 Don’t have a TV or just want to watch Kesha, Cardi B and Lady Gaga walk the red carpet from the comfort of your laptop? Thanks to modern tech, that’s possible tonight. James Corden kicks off the 60th annual Grammy

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How visual effects studio Mr. X helped create ‘The Shape of Water’ and its lovable merman

 At first, I wasn’t impressed by The Shape of Water‘s visual effects. That might seem like a strange thing to say about a movie whose effects  have been nominated for multiple awards (though not an Oscar, despite the film’s 13 nominations). What

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Eagles vs Patriots: How to stream Super Bowl LII for free using Roku

Super Bowl LII is almost here — it will begin at 6pm ET on February 4. Once again, Tom Brady and the Patriots will be one of the teams competing, but this year, they will face an unlikely opponent —

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At Davos—and Always—Donald Trump Can Only Think in the Present Tense

Masha Gessen on President Donald Trump’s participation in the 2018 Word Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Go to Source

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Trump was almost ten times more popular with Russian Twitter bots than Clinton

In the run-up to the 2016 US election, Russian bots shared Donald Trump’s tweets 470,000 times — nearly ten times those of Hillary Clinton. The figures come courtesy of Twitter, who shared the data with Congress for a review into

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Watching the Best Music Videos Nominated for the Grammys This Year

Troy Patterson writes about the Grammy-nominated music videos this year, including Kendrick Lamar’s “HUMBLE.,” Beck’s “Up All Night,” Jay-Z’s “The Story of O. J.,” and more. Go to Source

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Gallery: Parasitic Architecture – building on, under or out of existing structures

A parasite is an organism that attaches itself to a host, often leeching food and nutrients at the expense of its host. Parasitic architecture emulates that relationship with new structures sitting on top of, underneath, or alongside existing structures, constantly

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Gallery: Parasitic Architecture – building on, under or out of existing structures

A parasite is an organism that attaches itself to a host, often leeching food and nutrients at the expense of its host. Parasitic architecture emulates that relationship with new structures sitting on top of, underneath, or alongside existing structures, constantly

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OnePlus denies sending clipboard data to China

Phone-maker OnePlus has had a tough time of things in the press recently with claims about users’ clipboard data being mined, and the problems following a credit card breach. A second suggestion that the company was sending clipboard data back

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Hackers hijack YouTube ads with Coinhive to mine Monero cryptocurrency

The clandestine mining of cryptocurrency is something that we have seen in various forms over the last year or so, in website code and Android apps. A new discovery by security firm Trend Micro shows that hackers have found a

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