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These new semiconductors could revolutionize the solar energy industry

The demand for cheaper, greener electricity means that the energy landscape is changing faster than at any other point in history. This is particularly true of solar-powered electricity and battery storage. The cost of both has dropped at unprecedented rates over the past decade and energy-efficient technologies such as LED lighting have also expanded. Access to cheap and ubiquitous solar power and storage will transform the way we produce and use power, allowing electrification of the transport...
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There Is a Seed Mystery on Amazon

Some people are apparently using Amazon to send thousands of seeds to recipients that didn’t order them in the U.S. This is more concerning than it sounds, and has prompted a stern response from Amazon: No more seeds from foreign sellers.Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: India reports global one-day record of over 90,000 cases

Labor day weekend crowds prompt Covid-19 fears; Netanyahu announces overnight curfews on 40 cities; UK reports almost 3,000 cases, level not seen since late May. Follow the latest updatesCovering Covid-19 in AfricaFrance declares more Covid-19 ‘red zones’Many Americans face bleak winter as Covid takes toll on mental healthKamala Harris says she wouldn’t trust Trump on Covid vaccine‘Drenched in the virus’: was this Austrian ski resort a Covid ground zero? 4.30am BST The number of confirmed co...
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China claims its first reusable spacecraft has landed after 2-day orbit

• China did not release images of the reusable spacecraft it says completed a two day space flight. China's government announced Sunday that its first reusable spacecraft landed after two days in orbit. The success of the Chinese experiment suggests a new way to achieve space flight at lower cost. "The secretive, military-run space program has released few details of the craft, which was launched Friday aboard a Long March 2F rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in China's deser...
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An Exploding Tundra, Voter Fraud, and Ancient Singing Dogs: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

We’re in September, y’all. I just...I can’t right now. I keep remembering that fact when I feel the errant chilly breeze when I’m out walking my dog or catch sight of stores selling Halloween decorations and it keeps blowing my mind. Nine months! We’re nine months into 2020 and yet 2019 feels like a lifetime ago.Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: cases rising in 22 US states as France declares more Covid-19 'red zones'

Labor day weekend crowds prompt Covid-19 fears; Netanyahu announces overnight curfews on 40 cities; UK reports almost 3,000 cases, level not seen since late May. Follow the latest updatesCovering Covid-19 in AfricaMany Americans face bleak winter as Covid takes toll on mental healthKamala Harris says she wouldn’t trust Trump on Covid vaccine‘Drenched in the virus’: was this Austrian ski resort a Covid ground zero? 12.28am BST More on the US case rise: on a percentage basis, South Dakota had ...
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Covid patients have lung damage 'weeks after leaving hospital'

Austrian research shows how recovery can be slow process for those with severe infection Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePatients hospitalised with Covid-19 still have lung damage, breathlessness and coughs weeks after being discharged, researchers have found.The long and lingering effects of coronavirus on physical health is a growing topic of concern; even those who have experienced “mild” Covid, have reported symptoms that continue for many weeks or even months aft...
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Pharma Companies to Release Pledge Promising Not to Seek Federal Approval Until Vaccine Is Safe

Pharmaceutical companies are aiming to assuage the public’s anxiety, ever inflamed by a selfish U.S. president, over the safety of coronavirus vaccines. To calm fears, big-name drug makers like Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and Moderna will sign a joint statement to demonstrate their commitment to safety and effectiveness.…Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: nearly 3,000 people in UK test positive in 24 hours

Significant rise in UK with 2,988 new cases; Netanyahu backtracks on lockdowns for cities with high infection rates; thousands attend protests against measures in Croatia and ItalyWith other cities in lockdown, why isn’t London having a second wave?Health experts welcome Melbourne extension but question curfewCovid-19 ‘could be endemic in deprived parts of England’Kamala Harris says she wouldn’t trust Trump on Covid vaccine‘Drenched in the virus’: was this Austrian ski resort a Covid ground zero...
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This VFX Reel Shows Some of The Mandalorian's Best Moments Coming Together

We all know The Mandalorian was a VFX heavy show, relying on some really remarkable effects to build its world. But it’s another thing to see those effects come together to build something that feels real. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, Vfx, Pedro Pascal, The Mandalorian, Pxo


The Power of LG Compels You

After showing a teaser video earlier this week, LG confirmed on Saturday that its upcoming smartphone with a swiveling second screen will be called the LG Wing. And while I can appreciate that they’re trying to change up the form factor in an increasingly crowded market of flipping and folding dual-screen smartphones,…Read more...
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Watching Adam Savage Spruce Up a Captain America Shield Is Strangely Relaxing

Adam Savage of Mythbusters fame is a big nerd and an amazing craftsman. Watching him update a cosplay prop like a Captain America shield is watching a master at work. Read more...
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Hugo Weaving Was Nearly Set to Appear in the Fourth Matrix Film

It just didn’t quite work out. Read more...
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Try Out the Wildly Hard DragonCon Star Wars Trivia Qualifying Quiz

Are you sure you know what droids you’re looking for? Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: nearly 3,000 people in UK test positive in last 24 hours

Test MPs daily, says House of Commons Speaker; thousands attend protests against measures in Croatia and ItalyWith other cities in lockdown, why isn’t London having a second wave?Health experts welcome Melbourne extension but question curfewCovid-19 ‘could be endemic in deprived parts of England’Kamala Harris says she wouldn’t trust Trump on Covid vaccine‘Drenched in the virus’: was this Austrian ski resort a Covid ground zero? 4.29pm BST Nearly 3,000 more people in the UK tested have positi...
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Coronavirus live news: Isle of Man records first case since May; Melbourne extends lockdown

Test MPs daily, says House of Commons Speaker; thousands attend protests against measures in Croatia and ItalyWith other cities in lockdown, why isn’t London having a second wave?Health experts welcome Melbourne extension but question curfewCovid-19 ‘could be endemic in deprived parts of England’Kamala Harris says she wouldn’t trust Trump on Covid vaccine‘Drenched in the virus’: was this Austrian ski resort a Covid ground zero? 3.26pm BST The Labour party and charities have called on ministe...
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3 recent discoveries have upended scientists' understanding of how dogs age, navigate, and perceive human speech

A husky puppy shakes hands with its owner. Shutterstock Three recent discoveries have changed scientists' understanding of the nature of dogs.One study found that young puppies age much faster than young humans do, so the common rule of thumb that one "dog year" is equivalent to seven "human years" is wrong.Other recent research reveals that dogs understand human speech in the same way we do.Findings also suggest dogs may use Earth's magnetic field to navigate.Visit Business Insider's homep...
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One chart shows the best and worst face masks for coronavirus protection — and which situations they're suited for

People wear protective face masks outside at a shopping plaza in Edgewater New Jersey, on July 8, 2020. Reuters The ideal face mask for coronavirus protection blocks large droplets along with smaller airborne particles. In general, masks should have more than one layer and be made of tightly woven fabrics. Based on several studies evaluating masks' protection levels, we've ranked the most common types from best (an N95 mask) to worst (masks with a built-in valve or vent). Visit Business In...
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Sunday's Best Deals: Hisense 55-inch Smart TV, bObsweep Robot Vacuum, 4K UHD Laser Projector, Razer Kraken Headset, Bissell Upright Vacuum, and More

A Hisense 55-inch Android Smart TV, a bObsweep robot vacuum, a , a Vava 4K UHD Laser TV Projector, a Bissell bagless upright vacuum, packs of K95 masks, and a SNAN bidet attachment lead Sunday’s best deals.Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: test MPs daily, says House of Commons Speaker; Melbourne extends lockdown

‘Problem is weekly testing doesn’t tell you anything,’ says Lindsay Hoyle; thousands attend protests against measures in Croatia and ItalyWith other cities in lockdown, why isn’t London having a second wave?Health experts welcome Melbourne extension but question curfewCovid-19 ‘could be endemic in deprived parts of England’Kamala Harris says she wouldn’t trust Trump on Covid vaccine‘Drenched in the virus’: was this Austrian ski resort a Covid ground zero? 11.14am BST The port of Civitavecchi...
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Let’s get real. No vaccine will work as if by magic, returning us to ‘normal’ | Jeremy Farrar

To dream of imminent solutions is only human. But progress will come from controlled expectationsAt the end of any summer we brace ourselves – for back to school, returning to work and even for Christmas plans. But this year, the reality bump is like no other.As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to reverberate globally, there is no doubt that we must be ready to face a long road ahead, certainly beyond the end of this year. The fact that a vaccine, alongside effective treatments, is our only true ...
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Political leaders are raising ‘false hopes’ about coronavirus vaccines

Drugs now under development are unlikely to end the pandemic, the Wellcome Trust’s Jeremy Farrar warnsFinding a vaccine will take time and global cooperationVaccines will not be a silver bullet to end the Covid-19 pandemic and leaders must avoid creating false hope, a key government adviser has warned.Sir Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust, writes in today’s Observer that the first vaccines are likely to be only partially effective. Raising expectations and rushing new drugs into prod...
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As other cities go into lockdown, why isn’t London having a second wave?

Experts suggest the capital’s previous exposure, and capacity to embrace home working, may now be inhibiting the virus Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt is a question that puzzles both those on the front line fighting Covid 19 and the experts developing strategies to combat its next move: why has London not seen a second flare-up when other parts of the UK are now having to introduce new lockdown restrictions?“It’s a bit of an enigma, given that London very definitel...
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Protected areas can 'double' imperilled species populations

A University of Queensland-led research team has revealed that many endangered mammal species are dependent on protected areas, and would likely vanish without them. Professor James Watson, of UQ and the Wildlife Conservation Society, said despite the success of protected areas, their popularity as a go-to conservation tool has started to wane.
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USTC deciphers transcriptomic atlas of aging human and macaque retina

The work which provides valuable basic for the molecular regulation of aging progression and related diseases, was published in National Science Review on Aug. 25, 2020.
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Thyroid inflammation linked to anxiety disorders

Patients with autoimmune inflammation of their thyroid may be at greater risk of developing anxiety, according to a study being presented at e-ECE 2020. The study found that people with anxiety may also have inflammation in their thyroid gland that can be reduced by taking the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, ibuprofen. These findings suggest that thyroid function may play an important role in the development of anxiety disorders.
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COVID-19 patients suffer long-term lung and heart damage but it can improve with time

Two studies on COVID-19 to be presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress show that 1) coronavirus patients can suffer long-term lung and heart damage but, for many, this tends to improve over time (findings from first, prospective follow-up of COVID-19 patients); 2) the sooner COVID-19 patients started a pulmonary rehabilitation programme after coming off ventilators, the better and faster their recovery. Embargoed press conference at 11.00 hrs CEST Friday 4 September.
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Quality over quantity in recovering language after stroke

New Edith Cowan University (ECU) research has found that intensive therapy is not necessarily best when it comes to treating the loss of language and communication in early recovery after a stroke.
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Producing technicolor through brain-like electronic devices

POSTECH Professor Junsuk Rho's team develops variable structural-color filters.
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