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Freshman QB Lawrence helps Clemson dominate Alabama for CFP national title

Freshman QB Lawrence helps Clemson dominate Alabama for CFP national title

Sports
Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Freshman Trevor Lawrence passed all over the Alabama defense, leading Clemson to a College Football Playoff national title on Monday in Santa Clara, Calif. Clemson went up big on Alabama in the first half and never looked back in a dominating 44-16 win at Levi's Stadium. The No. 2 Tigers have now won two of the last three national championships. "Going through the season, everyone is laying it on the line for each other," Lawrence said. "It makes it easier when everyone out there is giving 100 percent. It makes you want to go hard for sure." Lawrence completed 20-of-32 passes for 347 yards and three touchdowns in the thrashing of the defending national champions. Clemson (15-0) jumped the Crimson Tide (14-1) from the opening whistle. Sophomore cornerback A.J. Terrell pick...
Wolves 0-2 Liverpool: Mohamed Salah helps Reds go four points clear

Wolves 0-2 Liverpool: Mohamed Salah helps Reds go four points clear

Sports
Mohamed Salah inspired Liverpool to a victory at Wolves that took them four points clear of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League.The Reds went ahead when Fabinho played a one-two with Sadio Mane and crossed for Salah, who flicked the ball into the net with the outside of his foot.The Egyptian set up Liverpool's second with a wonderful lofted pass over the home defence, allowing Virgil van Dijk to side-foot a six-yard volley past Rui Patricio. City, the defending champions, play their game in hand on Saturday when they host Crystal Palace, but this victory ensures Jurgen Klopp's side will be top on Christmas Day.Eight of the past nine teams to have led the league on 25 December hav...
Faint light in Hubble image helps astronomers map dark matter

Faint light in Hubble image helps astronomers map dark matter

Science
Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Scientists have yet to directly detect dark matter, and they don't know what dark matter actually is. But dark matter's presence and influence is reflected in the patterns and movement of light. Using data collected by NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have developed a new way to "see" dark matter via distant starlight. "We have found that very faint light in galaxy clusters, the intracluster light, maps how dark matter is distributed," Mireia Montes, researcher at the University of New South Wales, said in a news release. Intracluster light is the light produced by stars ripped from their homes by the gravity of nearby galaxies. According to Montes and her colleagues, once freed from the gravity of their home galaxy, the roaming stars congregate near concentra...
Space Odyssey helps launch first 8K TV channel

Space Odyssey helps launch first 8K TV channel

Technology
Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey will help launch the world's first super-high definition 8K television channel on Saturday.Japanese broadcaster NHK said it had asked Warner Bros to scan the original film negatives in 8K for its new channel.Super-high definition 8K pictures offer 16 times the resolution of HD TV.However, few people currently have the necessary television or equipment to receive the broadcasts.Super hi-visionNHK says it has been developing 8K, which it calls super-hi vision, since 1995.As well as improved picture resolution, broadcasts can include 24 channels of audio for immersive surround sound experiences.It is hoping to broadcast the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games using the new format.Tel...
Google helps boost High Street spending with search

Google helps boost High Street spending with search

Technology
Attempts to increase the number of people shopping on UK High Streets has been given a boost by search giant Google.It has teamed up with start-up NearSt to help consumers see what is available in their local shops via the web.The search results will also tell people the distance to the shop and the price of goods for sale.The live inventory system should help make it "as easy to shop locally as it is online" said Google.NearSt was founded three years ago by digital brand experts Nick Brackenbury and Max Kreijn.Mr Kreijn literally had a "lightbulb moment" when one of the bulbs in his flat went, and he searched online to buy a replacement."That's how he pitched the business to me," Mr Brackenbury told the BBC. "It seemed crazy tha...