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Zuckerberg’s Biden problem

Zuckerberg’s Biden problem

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UK students create 3D-printed coral structures that could rebuild world’s damaged reefs

UK students create 3D-printed coral structures that could rebuild world’s damaged reefs

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Students at the University of Exeter have developed an environmentally friendly technique that could help to rebuild coral reefs.The project, called CalcifEXE, uses genetically modified bacteria to make calcium carbonate, which can then be shaped into coral "backbones" using a 3D printer. The scientists hope they can then attach live coral to the backbones, before placing them in the ocean to grow new reefs."It will be lovely to think that it's going to become a new weapon in the fight against climate change," Dr Mark Hewlett, the students' supervisor, told Sky News. Image: Using genetically modified bacteria to make calcium carbonate produces no emissions, the scientists say Production of high quality calcium carbonate usually requir...
Google threatens to block search engine in Australia if forced to pay for news

Google threatens to block search engine in Australia if forced to pay for news

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Google has threatened to block its search engine in Australia if it is forced to pay media outlets for their news content.Both Google and social media giant Facebook - which also opposes the rules and has threatened to remove news from its feed for Australian users - are fighting government plans for a new digital news code. It would make tech giants negotiate payments with local publishers and broadcasters, and a government-appointed arbitrator would decide the price if they fail to strike a deal. Image: Facebook also opposes the new digital news code in Australia "Coupled with the unmanageable financial and operational risk if this version of the code were to become law, it would give us no real choice but to stop making Google Sear...

Feds: Man in Capitol attack tried to flee to Switzerland

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A judge has ordered a Colorado geophysicist accused of dragging a police officer down steps to be beaten outside the Capitol building detained after a prosecutor says he tried to flee the country and commit suicideBy LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated PressJanuary 22, 2021, 10:38 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleNEW YORK -- A Colorado geophysicist accused of dragging a police officer down steps to be beaten by an American flag outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 was ordered held without bail Friday after a prosecutor said the man afterward tried to flee to Switzerland and commit suicide.U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrew Krause, based in White Plains, said during an electronic hearing that he found the alleged actions by Jeffrey Sabol, a 51-year-old born in Utica, New Yor

U of Louisiana-Lafayette mini-satellite zipping around Earth

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A cubical satellite small enough to sit on the palm of your hand is zipping around the world and sending data about radiation to the Louisiana students who designed and built itByThe Associated PressJanuary 23, 2021, 5:30 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleLAFAYETTE, La. -- A cubical satellite small enough to sit on the palm of your hand is zipping around the world and sending data about radiation to the Louisiana students who designed and built it.The satellite, called CAPE-3, carries a chip designed and built by students at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette to detect radiation, with an eye to keeping astronauts safe.“The detectors would provide liquid crystal display readings so astronauts could constantly monitor how much radiation they’re being expo