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31st October 2018

Bitcoin alone could push global warming above 2°C within 15 years

A new study finds that if Bitcoin is adopted at similar rates that other technologies have been incorporated, then it alone could produce enough emissions to raise global temperatures by 2°C as soon as 2033.

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28th October 2018

Future "superhumans" predicted in Stephen Hawking's final essays

In this book, Stephen Hawking leaves us with his final thoughts on the universe's biggest questions. He makes predictions on the future of humanity, including a race of "superhumans" that could emerge as people choose to upgrade themselves.

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27th October 2018

Peruvian glacier melting "irreversible" by mid-2050s

A study by the University at Albany forecasts that Peru's huge Quelccaya ice cap will reach a state of irreversible retreat by the mid-2050s, if current warming trends continue.

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26th October 2018

New drug combination doubles lifespan of worms

The life-extending effects of a new drug combination are among the greatest yet seen for any study of adult animals. These findings could one day translate into treatments that delay aging in humans.

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25th October 2018

New technology to allow 100 times faster Internet

Groundbreaking new technology could allow 100 times faster Internet by harnessing twisted light beams to carry more data and process it faster.

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23rd October 2018

London firm to launch self-driving taxis by 2021

Addison Lee and Oxbotica have agreed a wide-ranging strategic alliance that accelerates the adoption of autonomous vehicles on London's streets.

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22nd October 2018

Hi-tech glasses change focus at the touch of a button

A Japanese company has developed next-generation eyewear that can change focus – from far to near and back again – simply by touching a button in the frame.

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21st October 2018

VR can enhance empathy

A study by Stanford University finds that the use of virtual reality can induce greater compassion in people than other forms of media.

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19th October 2018

Life expectancy trends predicted for 2040

A comprehensive analysis of demographic trends, published in The Lancet, predicts that all countries are likely to experience at least a slight growth in life expectancy by 2040. Spain is expected to overtake Japan as it rises from fourth to first place.

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17th October 2018

New study finds massive loss of insects in Puerto Rico

A study in the journal PNAS finds that insect populations in Puerto Rico have crashed since the 1970s. The fall may be caused by rising tropical forest temperatures.

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13th October 2018

World's fastest camera: 10 trillion frames per second

The world's fastest camera, able to film 10 trillion frames per second, has been announced by a team of researchers from the U.S. and Canada.

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13th October 2018

A ladder-climbing robotic snake

Researchers from Japan have demonstrated a flexible, snake-like robot that could help in disaster recovery situations.

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12th October 2018

Complex 3D printing of human cells

Researchers have developed a method to 3D print cells to create human tissue such as ligaments and tendons, which could greatly improve a patient's recovery. In the future, their technique could lead to 3D printing of whole organs.

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11th October 2018

Feeding 10 billion people by 2050 within planetary limits may be achievable

A global shift towards healthy and more plant-based diets, halving food loss and waste, and improving farming practices and technologies are required to feed 10 billion people sustainably by 2050, a new study finds.

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9th October 2018

Intel reveals 9th generation CPUs

Chipmaker Intel has revealed a new desktop lineup, which includes the world's best ever gaming processor, a 28-core workstation powerhouse and up to 5.0 GHz single-core turbo frequency.

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5th October 2018

"Runaway" stars found hurtling towards Milky Way

Astronomers report the discovery of rogue, high-velocity stars hurtling towards the Milky Way, possibly originating from another galaxy.

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3rd October 2018

New extremely distant object found beyond Pluto

The discovery of a trans-Neptunian object in the outermost part of our Solar System may help to explain some apparent effects of a hypothetical planet named Planet Nine (or Planet X).

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2nd October 2018

Satellite company will partner with Amazon to deliver Internet of Things (IoT) network

Telecommunications company Iridium is collaborating with Amazon on the development of "CloudConnect" – the first and only satellite cloud-based solution that will offer truly global coverage for the Internet of Things (IoT).

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1st October 2018

Killer whale populations at risk of collapse by mid-century

A study in the journal Science concludes that polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) could lead to a halving of killer whale populations in the most heavily contaminated areas within 30–50 years.

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