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Check Out the XQ-58A (America's Next Stealth Super Weapon?)

Wingman drones are coming. And they could change aerial warfare for any country that acquires them.The U.S. Air Force in early March 2019 revealed a prototype for stealthy wingman drone that could accompany manned warplanes into combat.The XQ-58A Valkyrie demonstrator, built by California-based Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems, flew for the first time over Yuma, Arizona on March 5, 2019, the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio announced.(This first appeared in ...
Tags: Science, California, America, Ohio, Boeing, Royal Australian Air Force, U S Air Force, Yuma Arizona, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Air Force Research Laboratory, Boeing Airpower Teaming System, Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems, Ashlee Erwin


China plastic waste ban throws global recycling into chaos

From grubby packaging engulfing small Southeast Asian communities to waste piling up in plants from the US to Australia, China's ban on accepting the world's used plastic has plunged global recycling into turmoil. For many years, China received the bulk of scrap plastic from around the world, processing much of it into a higher quality material that could be used by manufacturers.
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Last Night's Game of Thrones Song Might Be More Important Than You Think

The second episode of Game of Thrones final season brought with it a sense of calm before the storm—unless you so happen to be A Song of Ice and Fire theorist, because the episode’s use of a particular element from the books might have got your head spinning a little bit.Read more...
Tags: Books, Hbo, Science, Game Of Thrones, George Rr Martin, A Song Of Ice And Fire, Jenny Of Oldstones


Oldest southern sea otter in captivity dies in California

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Charlie, the oldest southern sea otter held by any zoo or aquarium, has died in California. The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach says Charlie died Monday at the age of 22. Male southern sea otters typically only live 10 to 14 years in the wild. Charlie celebrated his […]
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NASA plans to study this galactic ‘jellyfish’ with its new James Webb Space Telescope

Galaxies come in many different shapes and sizes, but you'd be hard pressed to find one more interesting than ESO 137-001. What the galaxy lacks in a flashy name it more than makes up for with an eye-catching appearance, looking like some kind of massive jellyfish floating through space.A blurry spiral trailed by long strands of gas and stars, the galaxy is a great candidate for further study, and NASA plans to do just that. In a new blog post, NASA reveals that it plans to use the James Web...
Tags: Science, Nasa, University Of Arizona, James Webb Space Telescope, Northrop Grumman, Stacey Alberts


Musk Says a Million Self-Driving Teslas Will Be on the Road Next Year

Elon Musk is now ripping up the script, vowing to pair self-driving technology with a sharing service that will make it crazy for consumers to buy other cars. During an hours-long investor day presentation focused on autonomy, Musk said customers will be able to put their cars onto a shared network of robotaxis, which will be able to get around without a human inside. Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo, widely thought to be a leader in the autonomous space, has shied away from letting its autonomous vehicl...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Musk, Alphabet Inc, Waymo


Elizabeth Warren On Climate Plan: 'No Coal Lobbyists For Head Of EPA'

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) promised to make the Green New Deal thecenterpiece of her administration's climate policy if she's elected president.But that'd be a
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Facebook's New Chief Lawyer Is a Trump Official Who Helped Create the Patriot Act

Facebook has picked up another government official—this time a legal adviser to Donald Trump’s State Department who once helped craft the much-maligned Patriot Act—to beef up its team, Bloomberg reported on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Technology, Government, Social Media, Bloomberg, State Department, Donald Trump, Patriot Act, Tech Policy, Jennifer Newstead


Elon Musk Boasts Tesla Built the ‘Best Chip in the World,’ Drops Nvidia

“At first it seems improbable -- how could it be that Tesla, who has never designed a chip before -- would design the best chip in the world?” the chief executive officer said Monday at an investor day focused on autonomous driving. Tesla switched over to its own chips and self-driving computer from Nvidia’s for the Model S and Model X about a month ago, and for the Model 3 about 10 days ago, Musk told investors at Tesla’s headquarters in Palo Alto, California. Nvidia disputed some of the clai...
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Say Cheese! The EU Is Set to Create One of Earth's Biggest Biometric Databases

The European Parliament has voted by a significant margin to streamline its systems for managing everything from travel to border security by amassing an enormous information database that will include biometric data and facial images—an issue that has raised significant alarm among privacy advocates.Read more...
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A Treatment That Uses Mild Shocks to Treat ADHD in Children Now Has the FDA's Blessing

Families of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) will now have a new, non-drug, treatment available to manage the condition: a medical device attached to the forehead that sends mild shocks to the nervous system.Read more...
Tags: Science, Mental Health, Adhd, Fda, Brains


Brazil's president does not think truckers have reason to strike: spokesman

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro believes there is no reason for the country's truckers to go on strike, his spokesman said on Monday. General Otavio Rego Barros told reporters in Brasilia that the government's talks with truckers were aimed at securing a good outcome to avoid a strike. A 2018 truckers strike paralyzed Brazil's economy, and the government recently pushed state-oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro not to raise diesel prices for fear of fresh strikes....
Tags: Science, Brazil, BRASILIA, Reuters Brazil, Petróleo Brasileiro, Ricardo Brito, Jair Bolsonaro, Otavio Rego Barros


Factbox: Key facts about Japan's imperial system

Here are some key facts about Japan's monarchy. - Traditionalists believe Japan's imperial institution is the world's oldest hereditary monarchy. Eighth-century chronicles say the sun goddess Amaterasu Omikami bequeathed her grandson a mirror, jewels and a sword, which he gave to the first emperor, Jimmu.
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Extinction Rebellion: How might ministers win over the protesters?

A closer look at Extinction Rebellion's demands and how the government might try to achieve them.
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These Are Bubbles Made of Sand

Engineers observed bubbles of sand moving within other sand, like oil droplets through water, in a first-of-its-kind observation.Read more...
Tags: Science, Cool, Physics, Sand, Granular Media, Granular Materials


The 10 Best Deals of April 22, 2019

We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.Read more...
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Jaw-dropping video shows water sloshing down a skyscraper during earthquake

A stunning video shot during Monday's earthquake in the Philippines shows water cascading down the side of the building like an urban mega-waterfall.The water reportedly sloshed out of a rooftop pool of the residential Anchor Skysuites in the Binondo district of Manila as the building swayed during the earthquake.Accoring to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake registered as a magnitude 6.1, with the epicenter reported to be about 50 miles from Manilla. At least eight people have died, acco...
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New Study Says Skipping Breakfast Can Significantly Shorten Your Lifespan

There's a reason why your parents used to tell you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. According to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, when it comes to heart health, skipping breakfast has disastrous effects.Researchers from the University of Iowa collected data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey on 6,550 adults between the ages of 40 to 75. The data they used spanned 1988 to 1994, with an average follow-up of ...
Tags: Science, American College of Cardiology, University of Iowa, National Health and Nutrition Examination, Bao, Wei Bao


China's New Video Game Rules Officially Ban Blood, Corpses, Mahjong, and Poker

In late-December, the Chinese government ended a nine-month freeze on approving new video games after a major government re-organization shifted the approval process to the propaganda-focused State Administration of Press and Publication. We now have official details on the new restrictions and requirements for games…Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Technology, Video Games, China, Censorship, State Administration of Press


These caterpillars build their own mobile homes

Tiny home on wheels, caterpillar-style.
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Tesla pushes forward on autonomous driving with new computer chip

Tesla on Monday unveiled computer hardware for "full self-driving" capabilities as part of its strategy to bring autonomous cars to the mainstream. At an investor presentation, the electric carmaker revealed technical details of a new chip and computer being installed in all its vehicles to advance its goals for autonomous driving. Tesla already enables partial autonomy for its cars, but the road to full autonomy faces considerable legal and regulatory hurdles.
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This Triumphant Game of Thrones Moment Was Long Overdue

Game of Thrones is filled with selfish, terrible people. But the most selfless character on the series finally got her moment—telling a story of validation that has spanned most of the show, making it our most pivotal scene of the episode.Read more...
Tags: Video, Hbo, Science, Game Of Thrones, Gwendoline Christie, Brienne Of Tarth, Last Nights Watch


China's New Nasdaq Is for Traders Who Want to Experiment

Regulators waived restrictions on how companies are priced when they list and eased reviews for applicants seeking to go public on the so-called technology board, while introducing curbs on retail investors that dominate China’s broader markets. Nearly 100 firms, from state-owned China Railway Signal & Communication Corp. to cloud storage provider UCloud Technology Co., have applied to list through instruments including what could be the first ever China depositary receipt.
Tags: Science, China, China Railway Signal Communication Corp, UCloud Technology Co


For richer, for poorer: Global warming has made the world's rich richer and the poor poorer, study says

Due in part to rising temperatures from human-caused climate change, the gap between the world's poorest and richest people has increased in the past half-century.
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Tesla Autonomy Software

Tesla Autonomy Investor Day described their software. Tesla has a shadow mode where they can compare alternative software algorithms against the current software. Tesla will only proceed from shadow... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Future, Cars, Tesla, World, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, Self Driving Cars, Tesla Autonomy Software


Exact Sciences Is Near an All-Time High: Here's Why It Could Go Even Higher

Here's why Cologuard's popularity will continue to climb for a long time.
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Tesla eyes 'robotaxis' by 2020 with new self-driving technology

Tesla said Monday it is expecting to deploy self-driving "robotaxis" by 2020 as it unveiled its upgraded technology for driverless vehicles. Chief executive Elon Musk told an investor presentation he expected regulator approval in some jurisdictions for autonomous ride-hailing that could use some of the Teslas on the road if their owners agree to share the vehicles. "I feel very confident in predicting autonomous robotaxis next year," Musk told the event, saying he expected the plan to operate...
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Second Wave of Flu Makes This Season the Longest in 10 Years

Second Flu Wave Brings Longest Season in 10 Years
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'Zombie' deer disease will be 'virtually impossible' to get rid of if not kept in check, experts warn

If chronic wasting disease in Michigan deer isn't kept in check it could be 'virtually impossible' to get rid of, experts warn.
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Greta Thunberg, Teen Activist With Autism, Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist who is on the autism spectrum, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
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