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20th July 2018

Rising sea levels threaten the Internet

A new study has concluded that thousands of miles of buried Internet infrastructure could be damaged or destroyed by rising sea levels within 15 years.

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19th July 2018

Universe expansion rate calculated with highest ever precision

Using two of the world's most powerful space telescopes – NASA's Hubble and ESA's Gaia – astronomers have made the most precise measurement to date of the universe's expansion rate, lowering the uncertainty level to just 2.2%.

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18th July 2018

Leading AI companies and researchers pledge to not develop lethal autonomous weapons

More than 2,400 researchers, scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs and others have signed a pledge promising not to develop lethal autonomous weapons.

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17th July 2018

12 new moons of Jupiter discovered

Scientists report the discovery of 12 new satellites of Jupiter, taking its total number to 79. This includes one "oddball", named Valetudo, which is predicted to collide with a neighbouring moon.

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17th July 2018

2035-2040 – The RAF Typhoon is phased out and replaced by the Tempest

In 2035, a next-generation aircraft known as the Tempest enters service in the Royal Air Force (RAF). By 2040, this has superseded the aging Typhoon.

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14th July 2018

New record efficiency for quantum dot white LEDs

Researchers have demonstrated nanomaterial-based white-light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that exhibit a record luminous efficiency of 105 lumens per watt.

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11th July 2018

Oil rigs may end their days as valuable artificial reefs

Researchers are encouraging authorities across the globe to rethink the idea of removing oil rigs, wind turbines and other installations in the sea when they are worn out.

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10th July 2018

Supercomputer will simulate "entire regions" of the mouse brain

Researchers from the Blue Brain Project – which aims to create a digital reconstruction of the brain – have announced the deployment of a next-generation supercomputer.

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8th July 2018

World life expectancy, 1950-2100

This graph shows worldwide life expectancy at birth, averaged for both genders and all nations, from 1950 to 2100 under a UN "medium" variant scenario.

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4th July 2018

What we'll learn about the brain in the next century

Neuroengineer Sam Rodriques takes us on a thrilling tour of the next 100 years in neuroscience.

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4th July 2018

Britain's biggest butterfly threatened with extinction by 2050

The British Swallowtail, a rare butterfly in the wetlands of eastern England, is threatened by rising sea levels.

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3rd July 2018

First confirmed image of a newborn planet

Astronomers report the first ever confirmed image of a newborn planet, seen within a primordial soup of gas and dust around a young star.

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2nd July 2018

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