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Carbios plastic bottle recycling picks up backers

French green chemistry firm Carbios said Monday it had picked up the backing of three major drinks firms to build a facility to test on an industrial scale its technology to break down and recycle PET plastic bottles with enzymes. Nestle Waters, PepsiCo and Suntory Beverage and Food Europe join a consortium that already includes L'Oreal in a four-year partnership that aims to bring the technology to market. Carbios has developed and patented a process that uses enzymes to break down polyethyle...
Tags: Science, Oreal, Carbios, Nestle Waters PepsiCo, Suntory Beverage and Food Europe


Avengers: Endgame, Dark Matter, and a Fake Bear Not Named Ron: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

It’s nearly May, and you know what that means: Game of Thrones will be ending, Divination Bot will soon return to haunt your sleep with machine-generated nightmares, and the weather will be much less depressing.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Uber, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Privacy, Labor, Neuroscience, Star Trek, Cybersecurity, Mouse, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Oceans, Game Of Thrones, Aviation


Walmart Bets on TV Shows for Families, Date Night in Media Push

Walmart has talked with several Hollywood studios about rebooting family-friendly projects from years ago, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the plans aren’t public yet. Walmart’s slate is supposed to lure more viewers to Vudu, a company-owned streaming service that already offers free programs with commercials, along with online rentals and sales of movies and shows. The strategy has worked for Netflix Inc., Amazon.com Inc. and Hulu LLC.
Tags: Hollywood, Science, Walmart, Hulu, VUDU, Netflix Inc Amazon com Inc, Walmart Bets on TV Shows


James Gunn Thinks Brightburn Is a Perfect Memorial Day Movie

Brightburn, produced by James Gunn, is a dark take on superhero mythology. What if Superman wasn’t a nice, innocent, helpful child, but instead absolutely terrifying? Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, Superman, Sony, Superheroes, James Gunn, Brightburn


Libyan forces push back against Haftar in house-to-house battles

TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Forces backing Libya's internationally recognized government fought house-to-house battles with troops loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar in southern parts of the capital Tripoli on Sunday and appeared to be gaining ground. Government soldiers, some in jeans and t-shirts, took cover by abandoned buildings as they fired on Haftar's positions. Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA), which is allied to a rival administration in eastern Libya, mounted an offensive o...
Tags: Science, Libya, Tripoli, Khalifa Haftar, Haftar, BENGHAZI Libya Reuters Forces, Libyan National Army LNA


Report: Apple Poached Intel's Smartphone 5G Modem Lead Before Resolving Battle With Qualcomm

Apple poached Intel’s lead developer for 5G phone modems, Umashankar Thyagarajan, in February—just weeks before it buried the hatchet with rival chip supplier Qualcomm this April, according to a report in the Telegraph on Sunday.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Gadgets, Science, Technology, Intel, Smartphones, Qualcomm, 5g, Apple Qualcomm Deal, Umashankar Thyagarajan


Slimming pill offers hope for millions in battle against obesity

A breakthrough slimming pill which expands in the stomach could double the chance of diet success for millions of overweight Britons. Experts said the breakthrough treatment is particularly exciting because the tiny gel balls - which expand to fill around one quarter of the stomach - have no serious side-effects. They said the capsules, likely to be sold over the counter, could become “the treatment of choice” for millions of people attempting to shift a few stubborn pounds, as well as those wit...
Tags: UK, Science, US, Britain, United States, NHS, Glasgow, Fda, Royal College Of Gps, Western Europe, University Of Liverpool, Congress on Obesity, Gelesis, Helen Stokes Lampard, National Obesity Forum, Czech Republic Denmark


Airbnb Is Opening an Apartment-Style Hotel at Rockefeller Plaza, If You're Really Rich or Something

Airbnb has inked a deal with a major New York real estate developer, RXR Realty, to create a “new category of urban lodging” in commercial properties like a tower on Rockefeller Plaza, CNBC reported on Sunday.Read more...
Tags: Apps, New York, Science, Technology, Hotels, Airbnb, Cnbc, RXR Realty, Rockefeller Plaza, Short Term Rentals


Hong Kong Banks Are on an Unusual Hiring Spree

Four ventures that won permits have about 200 people in the city, which may more than double by the time they start operating, said Carol Cheung, a director at headhunter Robert Walters Plc. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority expects the virtual banks to begin offering retail and commercial services within nine months and is processing four more applications. “How often do you see Hong Kong’s most regulated banking industry create something totally new?” said Cheung.
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Carol Cheung, Robert Walters Plc


Kuwait looks at Iran's threats to block Strait of Hormuz 'with concern'

CAIRO (Reuters) - Kuwait is looking at Iranian threats to block the Strait of Hormuz with concern, the Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) on Sunday quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled al-Jarallah as saying. KUNA said Jarallah was commenting on tensions in the region after Iran's Revolutionary Guards made a threat to close the strategic waterway. "We are looking at these threats with concern, and hoping as always to distance our region from this tension," KUNA quoted him as saying. (Reporting by Ahm...
Tags: Science, Iran, Kuwait, Cairo, Strait Of Hormuz, Kuna, Reuters Kuwait, Kuwait News Agency KUNA, Khaled al Jarallah, Dahlia Nehme, Nayera Abdallah, Jarallah, Ahmed Hagagy


Why I'm 'Coming Out' About My Disability

Holly Sortland explains why using mobility aids and equipment for Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is helping her enjoy a better quality of life, but it requires she be more open about her condition.
Tags: Science, Holly Sortland


U.S. general says he will ensure necessary resources to counter Iran

(This April 27 story was refiled to amend the word "gonna" to "going to" in quotes in paragraphs 2 and 9) CAIRO (Reuters) - U.S. Central Command chief General Kenneth McKenzie said on Saturday the United States would deploy the necessary resources to counter any dangerous actions by Iran, Sky News Arabia reported. "We're going to continue to reach out to our partners and friends in the region to ensure that we make common cause against the threat of Iran," McKenzie, on an official visit to the...
Tags: Science, Iran, United States, Abu Dhabi, Gulf, Sky News Arabia, Kenneth Mckenzie, CAIRO Reuters U S Central Command, Iran Sky News Arabia, Iran McKenzie


Twitter's Avengers: Endgame Fans Are Too Excited to Spell Correctly

We’re all thrilled about the Avengers this weekend. But, no matter our joy, we have to remember the fundamentals. Be nice to other people. Don’t spoil movies for people who don’t want them spoiled. Remember to spell the name of the movie correctly.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Marvel, Disney, Avengers, Marvel Studios, Avengers Endgame


Google Is Giving the Boot to a Major Play Store Developer With More Than 600 Million Installs

Google has begun purging the Play Store of apps made by DO Global, a Chinese firm that makes Android apps and is partially backed by Baidu, after a BuzzFeed News report indicated it was committing massive ad fraud.Read more...
Tags: Google, Google Play, Apps, Science, Technology, Privacy, Malware, Cybersecurity, Scams, Ads, Play Store, Baidu, Ad Fraud, Do Global


Fly me to the moon: Germany eyes slice of lucrative space market

The drive to give Germany a bigger role in space comes as European, Asian and U.S. companies stake out ground in an evolving segment that promises contracts for everything from exploration to mining of outer-space resources. Firms likely to benefit from any future spending rise in Germany include Airbus, which co-owns the maker of Europe's Ariane space rockets, and Bremen-based OHB. The new legislation would limit financial and legal liabilities of private companies should accidents happen in ...
Tags: Europe, Science, Germany, Airbus, Bremen


Opposition pressures UK government to act on climate change

LONDON (AP) — British opposition leaders are pressuring the government to act on climate change after weeks of protests put the issue at the heart of political debate. Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon on Sunday declared a “climate emergency” during her party’s conference in Edinburgh, saying she had been inspired by young activists. Sturgeon says […]
Tags: Business, UK, Science, London, News, Ap, Nation, Nicola Sturgeon, Edinburgh, Sturgeon


U.S. measles outbreak raises questions about immunity in adults

Up to 10 percent of the 695 confirmed measles cases in the current outbreak occurred in people who received one or two doses of the vaccine, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The figure illustrates what can happen when a large number of individuals, even those who have been vaccinated, are exposed to the measles. CDC recommends that people who are living in or traveling to outbreak areas should check their vaccination status and consider getting a new dose.
Tags: Science, Cdc, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Sunday's Best Deals: Marvel Comics, Thermapen Mk4, TCL TV, and More

Discounted Pioneer Woman Instant Pots, an Intex above-ground pool Gold Box, and a Levi’s flash sale lead off Sunday’s best deals.Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Levi, Tcl


Leia's Rescue of Han is Just as Romantic in Animation

In the galaxy of adventures, nothing’s more romantic than killing a bounty hunter, taking his place, and then using his cred to save your beloved. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Han Solo, Leia, Star Wars Galaxy Of Adventures


The SETI screensaver shows us what the internet could’ve been

When I was twelve years old, I became obsessed with a screen saver. The screen saver pictured above, to be precise; you can watch its full glory here. It had multicolored lines that rose up inside a frame, like a kind of three-dimensional bar graph, and a whole lot of incomprehensible text and numbers that whizzed around above. My parents were slow to bring new technology into our home, justifiably cautious about both the financial outlay and its effect on our ability to do our homework. As a re...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, Tech, Syndication


This Reader Favorite Meat Thermometer Is 25% Off in Grey

Our readers are big fans of the ever reliable Thermapen, but quality comes with a price tag to match. That’s why you should take advantage of this discount on the Thermapen Mk4 model, down from it’s usual price of $99 to $74.25 in the grey color only. The sale lasts for a limited time, so don’t get burnt by waiting to…Read more...
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Why It's Ridiculous to Tell Patients Not to Use Google

A woman with chronic illnesses explains the importance of her Google research.
Tags: Google, Science


Fracking tsar resigns after six months over 'ridiculous' rules

Natascha Engel says the government's approach to fracking has created a de facto ban on it.
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Iran says leaving nuclear treaty one of many options after U.S. sanctions move

Iran said on Sunday it could quit a treaty against the spread of nuclear weapons after the United States tightens sanctions, while an Iranian general said the U.S. Navy was interacting as before with an elite military unit blacklisted by Washington. Tensions between Tehran and Washington have risen since the Trump administration withdrew last year from a 2015 international nuclear deal with Iran and began ratcheting up sanctions. Earlier this month, the United States blacklisted Iran’s elite ...
Tags: Science, Washington, Iran, United States, Tehran, Trump, Irgc, U S Navy, Washington Tensions


How a clever photography trick is bringing Seattle’s shipwrecks to the surface

The Global Underwater Explorers dive in the waters around Seattle, which are filled with shipwrecks and sunken planes. Kees Beemster Leverenz uses photogrammetry to make 3D models of the wrecks. The post How a clever photography trick is bringing Seattle’s shipwrecks to the surface appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Photography, Science, Trends, Features, Emerging Tech, Photogrammetry


Facebook’s Zuckerberg Builds His Wife a Glowing ‘Sleep Box’

It doesn’t show the time as that would stress her and disrupt her sleep, the Facebook Inc. chief executive officer said in an Instagram post on Saturday. “So far this has worked better than I expected and she can now sleep through the night,” Zuckerberg said, adding that the device is already popular with his friends. British singer Lily Allen took a jab at Facebook’s effectiveness in curbing racist content, asking if there was an algorithm to make white supremacy go away.
Tags: Facebook, Science, Lily Allen, Zuckerberg, Facebook Inc


I ignored my allergy for years – until the day it caught up with me

Stella magazine promotion A few years ago, I was sitting in traffic on a motorway when I started eating an apple. When I felt a familiar itching in my throat I ignored it – as usual. I’d long been aware that I was slightly allergic to them, but it had never been so bad that I’d given it much thought, or talked to a doctor. But that day, the itch gradually began to feel more like a swelling, and a constriction, of my throat. I was terrified. With no idea where the nearest hospital was, I panicked...
Tags: Science, London, Stella Magazine, Guildford, Stella, Morris, Sally, Sally Davies, Adrian Morris, EOA, Natasha Ednan Laperouse, Manger Natasha, Surrey Allergy Clinic, Stella Daily



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