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VW has only a few costly options to fix polluting diesels

VW has only a few costly options to fix polluting diesels | News we like | Scoop.it
When Volkswagen submits a plan to fix emissions-cheating diesel engines on Friday, it will have only two options for most of the cars.
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Ingestible sensor measures heart and breathing rates from within the digestive tract

Ingestible sensor measures heart and breathing rates from within the digestive tract | News we like | Scoop.it
Using technology invented at MIT, doctors may one day be able to monitor patients' vital signs by having them swallow an ingestible electronic device that measures heart rate and breathing rate from within the gastrointestinal tract.
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A Textile Company Is Making Low-Calorie Noodles From Trees

A Textile Company Is Making Low-Calorie Noodles From Trees | News we like | Scoop.it
It would appear that a 99-year-old cloth-making company in Japan is looking to enter the food business in an unusual way. Instead of only churning out towels and bedding, it’ll start using fiber from trees to cook up a gluten-free, slurp-able snack.
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Firefox OS 2.5 Now Easy To Try On Android

Firefox OS 2.5 Now Easy To Try On Android | News we like | Scoop.it
Lots of programmers, including me, had high hopes of Firefox OS. It promised to be the only truly free mobile OS and it is web based. Mozilla has just released version 2.5 and an easy way for users to try it out. 
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Indigenous language project considers what is in a word

Indigenous language project considers what is in a word | News we like | Scoop.it
One of Australia's oldest Indigenous languages is being immortalised in a speech register with work underway in the Western Desert to document formal ways of speaking before the knowledge is lost forever.
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Science Finally Explains Slackers

Science Finally Explains Slackers | News we like | Scoop.it
There’s a neurological reason for apathy and laziness, according to new research. Inefficient connections between certain areas of the brain may make it harder for some people to decide to act.
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How Facebook is Stealing Billions of Views

Facebook just announced 8 billion video views per day. This number is made out of lies, cheating and worst of all: theft. All of this is wildly known but the...
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TensorFlow - Googles Open Source AI And Computation Engine

TensorFlow - Googles Open Source AI And Computation Engine | News we like | Scoop.it
Google has open sourced a tool that can be used for a wide range of parallel computations, including implementing neural networks and other AI learning methods.
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Bluetooth getting an upgrade in 2016, longer range and faster speed

Bluetooth getting an upgrade in 2016, longer range and faster speed | News we like | Scoop.it
A couple of days ago, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced what it has in store for the communication protocol in 2016 – and it may be exciting times for us.
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EU officials were VW whistleblowers: US authorities

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It was EU officials who tipped US authorities off about German auto giant Volkswagen's emissions cheating scam, the head of California's environment agency CARB told German media.
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Build a Paper Rocket

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Learn about the physics of flight with this soaring science activity
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We Are All Doomed to Live in Vertical Forests Now

We Are All Doomed to Live in Vertical Forests Now | News we like | Scoop.it
Switzerland, a country not known for its lack of trees, has come up with a new solution to grow a few more: a ‘vertical forest’, or more accurately, a 383-ft skyscraper masquerading as a shrub.
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Not Even Google's Self-Driving Car Can Escape the Cops

Not Even Google's Self-Driving Car Can Escape the Cops | News we like | Scoop.it
Google’s self-driving car might be intentionally designed to look cute and innocent, but as we all know, puppy-dog eyes are not enough to escape the police.
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This Solar-Powered Plane Doesn't Come With Batteries and Doesn't Need 'Em

This Solar-Powered Plane Doesn't Come With Batteries and Doesn't Need 'Em | News we like | Scoop.it
A few years ago the Volta Racer —a solar-powered electric toy car—helped educate kids about the virtues of harnessing the sun’s energy.
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Blaming Encryption for the Paris Attacks Looks Dumber Every Day 

Blaming Encryption for the Paris Attacks Looks Dumber Every Day  | News we like | Scoop.it
Law enforcement officials are using the Paris attacks to argue that the government needs special access to crack encryption. It’s a bad argument , and it’s looking worse as more information comes out about how the attacks went down.
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An AI Program in Japan Just Passed a College Entrance Exam

An AI Program in Japan Just Passed a College Entrance Exam | News we like | Scoop.it
An artificial intelligence program received such high scores on a standardized test that it’d have an 80% chance of getting into a Japanese university.
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Why Does This Nuclear Reactor Have a National Park Sign?

Why Does This Nuclear Reactor Have a National Park Sign? | News we like | Scoop.it
This is the historical X-10 Graphite Reactor at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Weirdly enough, it now has a National Park Service sign—but why?
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The Future of Wearable Tech — According to 1992

The Future of Wearable Tech — According to 1992 | News we like | Scoop.it
The tech seems goofy, but the concepts are surprisingly applicable to our present techno-culture.
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How a Bad Hangover Helped Discover Ibuprofen

How a Bad Hangover Helped Discover Ibuprofen | News we like | Scoop.it
Back in the early 1960s, Dr Stewart Adams had a bad hangover. So he did what many a confident scientist of the time might do: he took a handful of an experimental drug he was working on.
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PyPy 4.0 Released

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PyPy 4.0.0 has been released, bringing a major update for the Python interpreter and JIT compiler. The new version adds SIMD vectorization support on x86, and improved functionality of numpy among other improvements.
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There's a Hidden Connection Between Pi and Quantum Mechanics 

There's a Hidden Connection Between Pi and Quantum Mechanics  | News we like | Scoop.it
Physicists have uncovered a hidden connection between a famous 350-year-old mathematical formula for pi, everyone’s favorite irrational number, and quantum mechanics.
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Why People Think Friday the 13th Is Unlucky

Being wary of Friday the 13th is much more than a quaint superstition observed by a few uneducated people in distant, unreachable towns and hamlets.
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Is the EU Really Making Some Hyperlinks Illegal?

Is the EU Really Making Some Hyperlinks Illegal? | News we like | Scoop.it
You may have read that the European Commission intends to prevent hyperlinks to copyrighted material.
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Inside the Body Farms Where Human Remains Decompose in the Name of Science

Inside the Body Farms Where Human Remains Decompose in the Name of Science | News we like | Scoop.it
Imagine your dead grandmother lying in an open field, being attacked by vultures. It’s a horrifying thought and may seem like the ultimate indignity.
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There Are Strange Hot Spots On Giza's Great Pyramid, And No One's Quite Sure Why 

There Are Strange Hot Spots On Giza's Great Pyramid, And No One's Quite Sure Why  | News we like | Scoop.it
Well, that didn’t take long. Only a few weeks after a team of scientists began a project using novel scanning techniques to analyze Egypt’s major pyramids, they’ve discovered strange temperature anomalies—but it’s still unclear what’s causing them.
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