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American Technology News for 19 Oct 2017

'Mythbusters' reboot comes toWhat do you do when your highly-successful reality show goes out with a bang? If you're Discovery-owned Science Channel, you quickly reboot it and find new hosts to replace the iconic ones. If you're... a fan of the original and willing to give the new...
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US regulators approve 2nd geneUS regulators approve 2nd gene therapy for blood cancer, 1st one for adults
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U.S. and Taiwan cancel secondNOAA and Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology agreed this month to scrap plans for a second set of next-generation GPS radio occultation weather satellites after determining the joint project... faced an unwinnable battle to secure funding. SpaceNews.com
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Here's how to password protectSome things are meant solely for your eyes, but keeping it that way isn't always easy. Check out our guide on how to password protect a folder in Windows and MacOS, to keep your digital information... safe and secure. The post Here’s how to password protect a folder on Windows and MacOS appeared first on Digital Trends.
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CIA Fires Very Good Girl forIn a troubling series of tweets with more emotional intensity than an entire season of Homeland, the CIA's official Twitter account told the story of Lulu, an adorable bomb-sniffing dog who refused... sniff bombs.
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Rumor claims Apple cuttingApple is allegedly slashing its production orders for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus by roughly 50 percent for November and December, which if true could be the earliest such cut in the iPhone's history.
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OK Google, Pixel 2 not bestWe take it out for a test, for back-to-back shootout with Apple iPhone 8 Plus        
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Even the world's top AppleApple's newest MacBooks apparently suffer from an unexpected problem, a keyboard issue that's not easy to fix. Affected models include 2015 or later MacBook and 2016 or later MacBook Pro models. These... laptops are thinner than ever, and Apple redesigned the mechanism under each key so that it could manufacture butterfly keyboards with an even slimmer profile. Incredibly, it turns out that simple particles of dust can render individual keys on these machines useless, and dislodging them to fix them isn't as easy as it was on older MacBook models. Reports recently published in The Outline and 512pixels indicate that some users are experiencing serious issues with their keyboards. The Outline explains that replacing a faulty keyboard isn't possible. Apple has to replace the top case, which has...
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Pixel 2 teardown discovers theWith the Pixel 2 now available around the US, there’s no better time for the arrival of iFixit’s teardown. As it does with all flagship phone releases, iFixit has cracked open the Pixel 2, giving... us a look at its internal hardware and determining just how easy it will be for end-users to perform DIY repairs. Beyond the fixability rating …
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Intent on becoming a major producer of electric vehicles in the next decade, Volkswagen is already plotting to show off its abilities in the field by trying to break a racing record. VW said on... Thursday that it will build an electric racecar with the hopes of besting the record time for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in 2018 near Colorado Springs, Colorado. The all-wheel drive vehicle is being developed by Volkswagen Motorsport in Germany, the first time the company's racing division has produced an electric vehicle. It will also mark the first time in 31 years VW has competed in the hill climb. "The Pikes Peak hill climb is one of the world's most renowned car races," Dr. Frank Welsch, VW board member responsible for...
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S. Chandrasekhar: GoogleSubrahmanyan Chandrasekhar won the award for explaining the evolution of stars.        
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Facebook bug puts PittsburghFacebook users in Pittsburgh and other western and central Pennsylvania locations have found themselves transplanted to Philadelphia for a day.
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Relativity Space wants toA new startup called Relativity Space founded by two aerospace engineers wants to use massive 3D printers to produce rockets without humans required on the factory floor, with the ultimate aim of... driving the price of rocket launches down from their current rate of around $100 million to just about $10 million per launch. Bloomberg reports that Relativity’s founders think using 3D printing…
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Vernon battery maker'sElectric vehicles are the main market for Romeo Power Technology, the Vernon-based lithium-ion battery pack startup. But the company is also using its know-how to make portable battery packs for... individuals. On Thursday it introduced the Saber, a ruggedized 2.2-pound bar-shaped device the company...
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Octopus-like rubber skin couldOctopuses are awe-inspiring creatures. They're smart, and they can camouflage themselves by changing colors and changing the texture of their skin to mimic the environment's. A group of scientists... from Cornell University in New York and the Marine Bi...
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The power of Linux is comingSamsung has announced the Linux on Galaxy app that works best when paired with a DeX station and allows you to run Linux distributions on your smartphone.
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Georgia Students to Speak withStudents at New Prospect Elementary School in Alpharetta, Georgia, will speak with the NASA astronauts living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 10:50 a.m. EDT on... Monday, Oct. 23.
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Capturing CO2 from the air forA new air capture technology, developed by the University of Twente, captures CO2 from atmospheric air in a cheap and efficient way. The CO2, in turn, is used for growing algae, as a promising... feedstock in the bio based economy. Another application is a closed cycle for storing solar and wind energy.
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The moon is a harshNight and day, as the moon orbits around earth and the earth around the sun, the gravitational forces of these celestial bodies pull on the earth. This pulling force is what causes the earth's sea... levels to rise and fall, a phenomenon we call the "tides." But did you know that land, too, experiences a tide?
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Intel wants to be inside yourWith a vision for improving the smart home, and a new Alexa developer's kit, Intel has a plan to grow its profile in the smart home.
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Black butterfly wings offer a(Phys.org)--A team of researchers with California Institute of Technology and the Karlsruh Institute of Technology has improved the efficiency of thin film solar cells by mimicking the architecture of... rose butterfly wings. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the group explains their inspiration for studying the butterfly wings and the details of their improved solar cells.
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In the grand club of galaxies, the Milky Way is increasingly looking like an outlier. This is a looming challenge for cosmology, says Geraint Lewis
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New Microsoft Windows 10Along with the release of the Windows 10 Fall Creators update, Microsoft unleashes the pricey Surface Book 2 laptop        
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The latest iteration of DeepMind's Go-playing AI has taught itself and bested other versions of AlphaGo.
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Record number of whalesConservation groups say a record number of Southern right whales were counted this year in Argentina's Patagonia region
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