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Thu, 13 Aug 2020 06:23:45 GMT | Nick Lavars

Scientists have identified a key chemical that causes locusts to swarm

Taken as individuals, locusts are largely harmless insects much like ordinary grasshoppers, but when gathered together in their notorious swarms they can cause all kinds of environmental destruction. Scientists in China have now identified a key chemical that promotes the formation of these devastating clusters, opening up new possibilities when it comes to controlling their behavior and limiting the damage they cause.

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Category: Biology, Science

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Thu, 13 Aug 2020 05:56:18 GMT | Michael Irving

The Microsoft Surface Duo can run two apps side by side

Four years after abandoning the realm of smartphones, Microsoft has thrown its hat back into the ring. This time the company is gunning for a piece of that double-screen pie with the Surface Duo, a hinged phone that has a focus on multitasking.

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Category: Mobile Technology, Technology

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Thu, 13 Aug 2020 05:28:06 GMT | Mike Hanlon

Potentially the three most valuable cars of the year

Ten-million-dollar automobiles are few and far between: just 48 automobiles have sold for more than US$10 million since the barrier was first breached on 17 May 2009 when a Ferrari Testa Rossa sold for $12.4 million in Italy. So far this year, there hasn't been a car sold for eight figures, but one auction to be held at the Concours of Elegance on September 5, 2020 could see three cars all surpass that mark inside two hours.

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Category: Automotive, Transport

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Thu, 13 Aug 2020 05:07:25 GMT | Loz Blain

A BeiDou satellite is fired into space on an earlier launch

More than 30 years of planning and development have borne fruit six months ahead of schedule, as China's complete BeiDou-3 global satellite positioning system was formally commissioned this month.

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Thu, 13 Aug 2020 03:23:47 GMT | Michael Irving

A sounding rocket launches from Sweden, carrying perovskite and organic solar cells for the first tests in space

Perovskite and organic solar cells have proven promising alternatives to the widespread silicon-based devices, and now they’ve been tested in space for the first time. Not only did these solar cells perform well, but they’re much thinner and lighter than those currently used and were found to absorb even diffuse light reflected back from Earth.

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Thu, 13 Aug 2020 02:13:46 GMT | David Szondy

A new polymer composite would allow implants like skull plates to fuse with living bone

Scientists at the National University of Science and Technology Center for Composite Materials (NUST MISIS) in Russia are developing a new bioactive polymer-ceramic composite derived from common eggshells that can be used to treat skull injuries and other surgical bone procedures.

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Thu, 13 Aug 2020 02:11:17 GMT | Nick Lavars

Scientists at the University of California, Riverside have come up with a new technique to turn plastic bottles into a material for supercapacitors

Supercapacitors hold incredible potential when it comes to energy storage, with an ability to charge and discharge almost instantly being one of their major selling points. Were key components for these next-generation devices to come from sustainable sources that would only add to the appeal, and scientists at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) are offering up this possibility in the form of a nanomaterial made from upcycled plastic waste.

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 20:52:54 GMT | C.C. Weiss

Thanks to its slim design, the GSI Pinnacle Pro fits more easily than other dual-burner camping stoves into small trailers, cramped car trunks, canoes and other vessels with limited space

Earlier this year, GSI Outdoors introduced the Pinnacle Pro stove, the thinnest dual-burner car camping stove our eyes have ever landed upon. With a few quick folds, the Pinnacle Pro goes from a slim, easy-carry package to a full-firing cooktop. The planned June launch got delayed by everyone's favorite neighborhood pandemic, but GSI has now turned to crowdfunding to get this sleek stove onto teardrop trailer countertops and campground tabletops everywhere.

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 20:50:23 GMT | Ben Coxworth

It is believed that after the animal died, its body was washed into a nearby shallow sea

Defined by their hollow bones and three-toed feet, the theropods were a group of dinosaurs that counted Tyrannosaurus rex among their ranks. A new member has now been added to the family, thanks to fossils recently discovered on Britain's Isle of Wight.

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Category: Biology, Science

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020 19:29:42 GMT | Ben Coxworth

Pumpkii features interchangeable modules that perform different functions

Most futurists probably never saw it coming, but there are now several commercially available robots designed to entertain pets while their owners are at work. One of the latest, known as Pumpkii, features a unique modular design.

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Category: Pets, Lifestyle

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