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Air pollution is the 'new tobacco', warns WHO head

Exclusive: Simple act of breathing is killing 7 million people a year and harming billions more, but 'a smog of complacency pervades the planet', says Dr Tedros Adhanom

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This 'two-faced' membrane can create electricity-from nothing but salty water

Imagine being stuffed into a crowded train car and noticing a less crowded one just down the platform. You'd probably want to move over as soon as possible. Particles that follow this balancing act-known as osmosis-spontaneously move from an area of high concentration to one of low concentration.

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Temperature anomalies arranged by country from 1900 - 2016

Visualization based on GISTEMP data. Credit Antti Lipponen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/150411108@N06/35471910724/)

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Climate friendly cooling shows promise

Researchers in the US have scaled up a new low-cost system that could provide efficient cooling for homes while using very little electricity. The team has developed a roof-top sized array, built from a highly reflective material made from glass and polymers.

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Scientists Processed 109 Hours of Oral Sex to Develop an AI that Sucks Dick

The Autoblow AI, a sex toy made for penis-possessing individuals, consists of a rubbery sleeve and a motor housed inside a canister that aims to simulate oral sex. It launched its Indiegogo campaign last week and quickly hit its goal of $50,000.

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Oil giant Koch Industries try to stop the attempt to expand the electric vehicle federal tax credit

With a new Republican-backed effort to expand the electric vehicle federal tax credit, the Koch brothers are urging senators to vote against it - putting their political donation dollars at work. The situation around the federal tax credit for EVs is weirder than ever right now.

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New driverless car technology could make traffic lights and speeding tickets obsolete

New driverless car technologies developed at a University of Delaware lab could lead to a world without traffic lights and speeding tickets. Researchers also hope the innovations will bring about the development of driverless cars that use 19 to 22 percent less fuel.

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The Future of Human Performance

Moderator Jared Carney Founder and CEO, Lightdale, LLC Speakers Jurgen Heitmann Director of Performance, Arena Labs Inc.; Former Special Operations Commander; Former Deputy Director for Military Affairs, Counterterrorism Center, Central Intelligence Agency Alison Levine Team Captain, First American Women's Everest Expedition; New York Times bestselling Author; Former Adjunct Instructor, U.S.

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Genentech: Press Releases | Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018

Discover the latest news about our company, our products, our policies, and our people.

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Scientists Processed 109 Hours of Oral Sex to Develop an AI that Sucks Dick

The Autoblow AI, a sex toy made for penis-possessing individuals, consists of a rubbery sleeve and a motor housed inside a canister that aims to simulate oral sex. It launched its Indiegogo campaign last week and quickly hit its goal of $50,000.

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Alphabet's Waymo begins charging passengers for self-driving cars

Waymo has begun charging passengers in Arizona for rides in its autonomous cars, making it the first self-driving car developer to launch commercial services. Ruth Porat, finance chief at Google's parent company Alphabet, which counts Waymo among what it calls its "other bets", revealed the milestone on Thursday's earnings call.

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VW CEO says they'll have 'EVs as good as Tesla's for half the price by 2020'

The Volkswagen Group has made several ambitious claims about its effort to go electric since it was hit by the Dieselgate scandal. Now they make arguably their most ambitious claim yet: that they'll have electric vehicles as good as Tesla's for half the price by 2020.

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New drug combination doubles lifespan of worms

The life-extending effects of a new drug combination, observed in the worm C. elegans, 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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Catholic bishops call for faith in 1.5°C Paris target

Church leaders urged governments around the world to ramp up their climate action efforts on Friday (26 October), calling for "ambitious implementation" of the Paris Agreement. In a joint appeal, the presidents of the Catholic continental bishops' conference, which represents church leaders from five continents, insisted that the international community has a "moral duty" to meet the targets of the landmark climate accord.

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Microsoft Says it Will Sell Pentagon Artificial Intelligence and Other Advanced Technology

REDMOND, Washington - Microsoft said Friday that it would sell the military and intelligence agencies whatever advanced technologies they needed "to build a strong defense," just months after Google told the Pentagon it would refuse to provide artificial intelligence products that could build more accurate drones or compete with China for next-generation weapons.

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