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Hypervelocity stars are intergalactic runaways with a troubled past

While most stars are content with their place in the galaxy, others seem to have jumped ship and shot off in search of a better life. Hypervelocity stars are zipping through the universe fast enough to leave their home galaxy

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Hypervelocity stars are intergalactic runaways with a troubled past

While most stars are content with their place in the galaxy, others seem to have jumped ship and shot off in search of a better life. Hypervelocity stars are zipping through the universe fast enough to leave their home galaxy

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Game studio Mighty Bear rises from the ashes of King’s former Singapore office

 Office closures don’t just mean unemployment and uncertainty, they can lead to new opportunities. That’s the case for Mighty Bear Games, a Singapore-based games studio that grew out of the closure of King.com’s local office. As part of streamlining following its

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Sir Malcolm Campbell’s Phantom II joins pre-Phantom VIII launch celebrations

Rolls-Royce is gearing up to unleash a new Phantom later this year, and has big plans for the celebration. The brand will be rolling out legendary past examples in Mayfair, London, including Hollywood heroes and ex-military workhorses. Now, Rolls-Royce has

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Just add seawater: Ancient Roman concrete gets stronger over time

Leave modern concrete structures in the ocean, and a few decades later they’ll be in need of replacing, or at least a serious patch job. Meanwhile, ancient Roman concrete is still standing strong after thousands of years, and not only

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Will Blue Apron’s rebound continue?

 Cooking kit delivery company Blue Apron traded up 3.5% on the stock market Monday, erasing some of the losses from its first two days as a public company. Shares closed at $9.67, which was still beneath last week’s $10 IPO

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New telescope is the GOTO for seeing gravitational waves

In 2015, LIGO detected gravitational waves for the first time, confirming one of the last pieces of the puzzle of general relativity. These ripples in the fabric of spacetime were observed by the tiny wobbles they created in laser beams,

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How two countries helped drive the recent rise in cryptocurrency prices

The acceptance of virtual currencies by both the Chinese and Japanese governments are driving cryptocurrency growth, with China on the cusp of establishing its own currency, and Japan regulating bitcoin as true legal payment. Read More Go to Source

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Review: Three-cylinder Suzuki Swift GLX Turbo proves less can be more

Suzuki is tiny compared to the likes of VW, but the Swift has won plenty of plaudits since the fourth-generation car launched in 2004. More than five million have found homes over the past decade, making it the most popular

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Device may detect onset of sepsis, before it’s too late

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that occurs when the body’s immune system releases chemicals to fight an infection, causing widespread inflammation. If it’s addressed too late, it can result in organ failure and ultimately death. Scientists at the University of

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Device may detect onset of sepsis, before it’s too late

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that occurs when the body’s immune system releases chemicals to fight an infection, causing widespread inflammation. If it’s addressed too late, it can result in organ failure and ultimately death. Scientists at the University of

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Microsoft shutters Windows App Studio

Microsoft is killing Windows App Studio, its web-based app development tool. The news was announced late last week by the Windows Apps Team. However, don’t be too alarmed — the Redmond giant has already prepared a replacement. Windows App Studio has long

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Samsung is reportedly getting ready to join the smart speaker craze

 Samsung is reportedly working on its own smart speaker device to compete with Amazon’s Echo and others, the WSJ reports. Appropriately, the timing of the device is far from ironed out. Samsung has had quite a few problems getting the

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Apple said to be exploring face scanning technology for the iPhone

 According to freshly-minted rumors posted by Bloomberg, Apple is looking to do away with the iPhone’s tried-and-true fingerprint reader altogether, in favor of face-unlocking technology. The move would mark a major shift away from Touch ID, a mainstay in Apple

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Thermaltake releases Toughpower iRGB PLUS 1250W Titanium TT Premium Edition PSU

While you should never buy any low-quality components for a computer build, I can’t stress enough how important it is to never get a cheap no-name power supply unit. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with saving money, but

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High-tech wound dressing glows if it has to go

Open wounds are something of a paradox – they need to be checked regularly, yet taking the dressing off too often just increases the risk of infection. That’s why a group of Swiss researchers has developed a new “glowing” bandage

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High-tech wound dressing glows if it has to go

Open wounds are something of a paradox – they need to be checked regularly, yet taking the dressing off too often just increases the risk of infection. That’s why a group of Swiss researchers has developed a new “glowing” bandage

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Microsoft structural changes could lead to thousands of layoffs

Microsoft is set for a major reorganization as it moves to focus more on selling cloud services, and less on selling traditional software, according to new reports. A report by the The Wall Street Journal, claims that the Redmond giant has

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Metal desktop distillery designed for the executive who has everything

As regular readers will know, professor of product development at Lund University, Sweden, Olaf Diegel has a history of pushing the limits of additive manufacturing – from stunning guitars to intricate saxophones and ornate instrument enclosures. His latest challenge was

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Metal desktop distillery designed for the executive who has everything

As regular readers will know, professor of product development at Lund University, Sweden, Olaf Diegel has a history of pushing the limits of additive manufacturing – from stunning guitars to intricate saxophones and ornate instrument enclosures. His latest challenge was

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