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'Inkjet' solar panels poised to revolutionise green energy

What if one day all buildings could be equipped with windows and facades that satisfy the structure's every energy need, whether rain or shine? The 36-year-old has developed a novel inkjet processing method for perovskites -- a new generation of cheaper solar cells -- that makes it possible to produce solar panels under lower temperatures, thus sharply reducing costs. Indeed, perovskite technology is on track to revolutionise access to solar power for all, given its surprising physical propert...
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Egypt unveils more than 40 ancient mummies

Tunah Al-Gabal (Egypt) (AFP) - They are more than 2,000 years old but remain in "good condition": Egypt on Saturday unveiled over 40 mummies dating back to the Ptolemaic era at a burial site in the centre of the country. Journalists clambered down a ladder and through an underground chamber beneath the sandy soil of Tunah Al-Gabal, 260 kilometres (160 miles) south of Cairo, to glimpse the recent finds. Archaeologist Rami Rasmi told AFP that 12 children and six animals were among the more than ...
Tags: Science, Egypt, Cairo, Afp, Tunah Al Gabal Egypt AFP, Tunah Al Gabal, Rami Rasmi


Jack Dorsey: Trump Is Kind of Like Obama If You, Like, Really Think About It

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has some more muddled thoughts on moderation on his platform, including a half-assed explanation of why he banned Infowars host Alex Jones and why the president should be allowed to use his platform to threaten nuclear war with North Korea.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Technology, Obama, North Korea, Social Media, Jack Dorsey, Alex Jones, Joe Rogan, Infowars, Moderation


This Dark Fan Film Gives Moon Knight A Well-Deserved Live Action Debut

I can’t explain why, precisely, I have such a soft spot for Moon Knight. I’m not really a reader of his comics, and he’s not one of the biggest names in Marvel. But there’s something fascinating about his design, his strangeness, his evolution from a Batman clone to something more distinct. Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Marvel Studios, Fan Film, Moon Knight


Top German conservative hints at slower coal phase-out in nod to party right

Germany's phasing out of coal-fired power stations could be delayed beyond 2038 if the deadline creates problems for the security of electricity supply, a senior legislator in Chancellor Angela Merkel's party said. The phase-out, proposed last Saturday by a commission tasked with mapping out Germany's transition to a more environmentally friendly low-carbon economy, drew criticism from some in industry who fear the impact of higher energy prices. "Energy supply security must be guaranteed," he...
Tags: Energy, Science, Germany, Angela Merkel, Welt am Sonntag


The New Tony Hawk Game Is For Phones And It's Bad

Tony Hawk’s Skate Jam is the newest skateboarding game from world famous skater Tony Hawk. It tries to recapture the magic of those old Pro Skater games, but ends up feeling really bad to play. Read more...
Tags: Mobile, Science, Kotaku Core, Tony Hawk, THPS, Tony Hawks Pro Skater, Tony Hawks Skate Jam


Don’t Sell GR Engineering Services Limited (ASX:GNG) Before You Read This

Want to help shape the future of investing tools? Participate in a short research study and receive a 6-month subscription to the award winning Simply Wall St research tool (valued Read More...
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Spotify Is Reportedly Looking to Acquire Some of Your Favorite Podcasts in Deal With Gimlet Media

Spotify may be in discussions to acquire Gimlet Media and its roster of beloved podcasts, including titles like Reply All and Crimetown.Read more...
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Report: Attorneys General in Six States Are Now Investigating Facebook's Data Practices

Amid the constant scandals swirling around social media giant Facebook and its questionable handling of user data, at least six state attorneys general have launched their own investigations of the company, Bloomberg reported on Friday.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Technology, Privacy, Attorney General, Social Media, Bloomberg, Cybersecurity, Law Enforcement, Courts, Cambridge Analytica, Nothing To See Here


Fortnite Had An In-Game Marshmello Concert, And It Was Actually Pretty Great

This afternoon, I went to a concert in Fortnite. I don’t entirely know what I was just part of, but I think I loved it?Read more...
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Off-Duty TSA Officer Jumps to His Death at Orlando International Airport

A man who officials say was an off-duty Transportation Security Administration officer fell to his death from the balcony of the Hyatt Regency Hotel at the Orlando International Airport on Saturday.Read more...
Tags: Transportation, Florida, Science, Airports, Tsa, Transportation Security Administration, Orlando, Orlando International Airport, Hyatt Regency Hotel


America's Other Big Plan for Nuclear Weapons (And It Has Nothing to Do with War or Russia)

Washington had all sorts of plans to use nuclear weapons for lots of things. But they never happened—for very obvious reasons.
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The Weird Story Behind Doom's Rare "Ouch Face"

I don’t remember the exact situation I was in when I first saw the face, but I was surprised. I was playing Doom on a crappy Dell computer at the time. I was no older than 10. What was that? Why did the Doomguy look like he had just stepped on a LEGO brick with his barefoot? Read more...
Tags: Science, Kotaku Core, Dell, Doom, Bug, id Software, Doomguy, Ouch Face


What smart bees can teach us about collective intelligence

When it comes to making decisions, most of us are influenced to some degree by other people, whether that’s choosing a restaurant or a political candidate. We want to know what others think before we make that choice. Humans are social animals. So social that we can rarely be independent of others because of our propensity for copying behavior and communication – also known as social learning. Humans copy each other every day. You might buy the latest trainers because they’re really popular, eve...
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Art World Thriller Velvet Buzzsaw Owes its Existence, Improbably, to Superman Lives

The failure of Tim Burton’s Superman Lives is one of the most legendary flops in the film industry. It’s so big, its failure is still inspiring movies. Read more...
Tags: Science, Tim Burton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Dan Gilroy, Superman Lives, Velvet Buzzsaw


Russia Also Suspends Nuclear Weapons Treaty, Calling It 'Tit-for-Tat' Response to U.S. Withdrawal

Russia announced on Saturday that it is also suspending the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) following a U.S. decision to pull out of the agreement, upping the odds that the treaty will collapse entirely.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Russia, Military, Missiles, Nuclear Weapons, Donald Trump, New Cold War, Nukes, Arms Race, Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, Inf


Hans Zimmer Also Thought The Dark Knight’s Music Was Too Damn Loud

Christopher Nolan makes some compelling movies (and some I can’t stand), but regardless of my thoughts I do not particularly enjoy watching any of them in the theaters. Why? Because I can’t hear the dialogue. Funnily enough, the person who wrote Nolan’s most famous musical scores agrees with me. Read more...
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Definitely Do Not Try to Fly a Drone Above the Super Bowl

The FBI is cautioning drone pilots against flying them anywhere near the site of the Super Bowl in Atlanta—not only on game day but leading up to it as well.Read more...
Tags: Science, Atlanta, Fbi, Drones, Super Bowl, Faa, No Drone Zone


Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son Is A PSVR Game And A Sequel To The Bill Murray Film

Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son is a new PSVR game that is a follow up to the 1993 comedy film, Groundhog Day starring Bill Murray. The game is being developed by Tequilla Works and published by Sony Pictures Virtual Reality.Read more...
Tags: Science, Bill Murray, Vr, Kotaku Core, Sony Pictures, Groundhog Day, PSVR, Tequila Works, Groundhog Day Like Father Like Son, Tequilla Works


Does Your Skin Affect Your Mental Health—and Vice Versa? Psychodermatology Aims to Find the Connection

With every bottle of the oral acne medication isotretinoin, commonly known by the brand name Accutane, comes a large warning about the risks of psychiatric effects. “Accutane may cause depression, psychosis and, rarely, suicidal ideation, suicide attempts, suicide, and aggressive and/or violent behaviors,” states the …Read more...
Tags: Science, Mental Health, Acne, Dermatology, Skin


Egypt unveils Pharaonic tomb, home to 50 mummies

Egyptian archaeologists uncovered a Pharaonic tomb containing 50 mummies dating back to the Ptolemaic era, in Minya, south of Cairo, the ministry of antiquities said on Saturday. The mummies, 12 of which were of children, were discovered inside four, nine-meter deep burial chambers in the Tuna El-Gebel archaeological site. The identities of the mummies were still unknown, said Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities.
Tags: Science, Egypt, Cairo, Minya, Mostafa Waziri, Tuna El Gebel


Nigerian vice president safe after helicopter crash lands: spokesman

Nigerian go to the polls on Feb. 16 to elect a new president in an election where the incumbent Muhammadu Buhari and his deputy have been touring the country to woo voters for a second term in office. Spokesman Laolu Akande said the vice president was continuing his engagements in Kogi state.
Tags: Science, Kogi, Muhammadu Buhari, Laolu Akande


Here's Some Sweet Captain Marvel Action Scene Footage, Courtesy of Brie Larson Herself

People say Twitter is bad, and, y’know, they’re right. Twitter is a nightmare. But, sometimes, actors drop exclusive clips from their upcoming Marvel movies at midnight on a Saturday, and it sucks a little less. Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Marvel Studios, Nick Fury, Captain Marvel, Agent Coulson


The Life-Changing Magic of KonMari-ing Your iPhone Apps

A few weeks ago, I was sitting home alone and for whatever reason decided to watch Tidying Up With Marie Kondo on Netflix. I remember being swept up the last time Kondo Fever hit a few years ago, and thanks to her, my dresser drawers are neat, and I swear by folding my clothes into tidy thirds. Surely, I had absorbed…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apps, Science, Marie Kondo, Kondo, Bye Duo Lingo Owl


Anker's New USB-C Battery Pack Doubles As a Dongle - Get It For $30 Off

If you own a Nintendo Switch or USB-C-powered laptop, a USB-C Power Delivery battery pack is a must. Anker just came out with a brand new one, and you can save $30 today with promo code HYBIRD62.Read more...
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Potential Blackhawk Replacement Starts Ground Tests

The innovative new design could replace the military’s Blackhawk and Apache helicopters.
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Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Farewell to Florence Knoll Bassett, Sweden's affinity for erotica, how germs communicate and more Pioneer of Office Design, Florence Knoll Bassett Dies at 101 Anyone familiar with open floor plans, straight lines and simplicity within their office knows the work of Florence Knoll Bassett. The acclaimed architect and designer reimagined corporate workspaces through her system of “total design,” which removed heavier drapes and desks and …
Tags: Google Chrome, Books, Space, Science, Design, Technology, Sweden, Medicine, Nasa, Artists, Linkaboutit, Link About It, Audio Books, Human body, Florence Knoll Bassett, Germ Communities


Venezuelan general urges military to disavow Maduro as opposition stages rallies

In a video circulating on Twitter on Saturday, General Francisco Yanez of the air force's high command, said most of the armed forces already disavowed Maduro, who claims he is victim of a coup directed by the United States. "People of Venezuela, 90 percent of the armed forces of Venezuela are not with the dictator, they are with the people of Venezuela," Yanez said in the video. On its Twitter account, the air force's high command accused the general of treason.
Tags: Science, Venezuela, Maduro, Yanez, Francisco Yanez, United States People of Venezuela


Huawei Chairman Says Company Won't Do Harm: Globe and Mail

Technological divisions between countries with different ideologies “would not be beneficial for humanity, nor for technological progress,” Liang Hua said in an interview at Huawei’s headquarters in Shenzhen, China, the Canadian newspaper reported. Liang is also acting as Huawei’s chief financial officer following the arrest of Meng Wanzhou, daughter of the company’s founder Ren Zhengfei, in Vancouver in December. Huawei is in “the process of communication” with Canadian customers BCE Inc. and...
Tags: Science, Vancouver, Huawei, Liang, Shenzhen China, BCE Inc, Ren Zhengfei, Wanzhou, Liang Hua, Telus Corp Liang


This Cult-Favorite Underwear Brand Is Running a Valentine's Sale on Amazon

David Archy might not be a household name yet, but they sell some of the most popular underwear and clothing basics on Amazon, and a whole bunch of it is on sale today, including other items like shirts, robes, and socks.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Amazon deals, David Archy, David Archy Deals



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