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The new Tesla Roadster will be faster than a Formula 1 racing car

Elon Musk gave us a surprise during the Tesla semi unveiling event today: the return of the Tesla Roadster. The new stunning four-seater roadster will be the world’s fastest production car. In his remarks, Musk described it as a “smackdown” … Continue reading

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Salvator Mundi

Salvator Mundi is a painting of Christ as Salvator Mundi (Savior of the World), which has been attributed by some scholars as a work by Leonardo da Vinci since its rediscovery in 2005. This attribution has been rejected by other … Continue reading

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Archaeologists in Cyprus have uncovered an ancient 26-metre long mosaic

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Popocatépetl blowing it’s top

Great video of Popocatépetl blowing it’s top on the 10th of November. Popocatépetl is an active volcano, located in the states of Puebla, Mexico.

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Magnetically Actuated Micro-Robots for Advanced Manufacturing Applications

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How small can the naked eye see?

Your naked eye can see objects of any size, if they emit or scatter enough light to trigger its detector cells. Light visible from the star Deneb covers a minuscule fraction of your visual field (its ‘angular diameter’ is 0.0024 … Continue reading

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Trilobite Beetle

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Where did those electrons go? Decades-old mystery solved

The concept of “valence” – the ability of a particular atom to combine with other atoms by exchanging electrons – is one of the cornerstones of modern chemistry and solid-state physics. Valence controls crucial properties of molecules and materials, including … Continue reading

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This little robot pill can replace painful injections

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Hello, world: this is WikiTribune

As a big fan of Wikipedia I was very interested to hear that Jimmy Wales was starting a news service. I have, for a very long time, searched for unbiased material for Deskarati in my areas of interest. I have … Continue reading

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Lift and Wings

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Andy Serkis Describes Motion Capture

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Could Neanderthals speak?

Forty years ago, the consensus was that they could not. Neanderthals didn’t make cave paintings, or flint arrowheads, and their larynx wasn’t positioned low enough to allow them to make the full range of human vocal sounds. But more recent … Continue reading

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Escherian Staircase Illusion

Via OpticalSpy

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Christening Amazon’s latest wind farm

Fun day christening Amazon’s latest wind farm. #RenewableEnergy pic.twitter.com/cTxeXdsFop — Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) October 19, 2017

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Orchid mantis nymphs

If you don’t think insects can be cute, you haven’t seen baby orchid mantises…I mean, look how adorable! pic.twitter.com/x4Ntkwk8sZ — IM🍑HIM (@ziyatong) October 19, 2017

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Tesla’s Secret Second Floor

A very interesting article by Greg Reichow at Wired While working at Tesla, I always enjoyed talking to people after they finished a factory tour. As much as they raved about the amazing automation, gigantic presses, and hundreds of robots, … Continue reading

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AlphaGo Movie

AlphaGo chronicles a journey from the halls of Cambridge, through the backstreets of Bordeaux, past the coding terminals of DeepMind, to Seoul, where a legendary Go master faces an unproven AI challenger. As the drama unfolds, questions emerge: What can … Continue reading

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Lewis Hamilton was ‘weird’ as a team-mate, says Jenson Button

Great article on the BBC website today for those of us F1 fans. – Jim Deskarati Jenson Button says he found fellow Briton Lewis Hamilton “a bit weird” when they were team-mates at McLaren. In his new autobiography, Life at … Continue reading

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Aluminium Cans Recycling Process

 

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