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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A prehistoric 15-foot-long (4.5 meters) whale that sucked prey into its mouth represents a key missing puzzle piece concerning the evolution of today’s huge filter-feeding whales, scientists said on Thursday. An illustration showing an artistic reconstruction of a mother and calf of Maiabalaena nesbittae nursing offshore of Oregon during the Oligocene, close
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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Researchers in Singapore are seeking a patent for a new sound-proof and heat-resistant material made from recycled plastic bottles they say could help reduce plastic waste dumped in oceans and clogging landfills. FILE PHOTO: An NUS researcher shows an Aerogel pellet at NUS’s Department of Mechanical Engineering in Singapore November 23, 2018.
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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The organizers of a conference where a Chinese scientist claimed to have edited the genes of twin babies condemned the work on Thursday, calling it “deeply disturbing” and “irresponsible”. Scientist He Jiankui attends the International Summit on Human Genome Editing at the University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong, China November 28,
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Amazon.com Inc’s autonomous toy car, The AWS DeepRacer, one-eighteenth the size of a real race car, aimed at helping web developers try some some of their own self-driving technology, is shown in this handout photo provided November 28, 2018. REUTERS/Amazon.com/Handout via REUTERS LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – Self-driving cars, meet Amazon’s self-driving toys. Amazon.com Inc’s cloud
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A flag with a company logo is seen during satellite launch company Arianespace annual news conference in Paris, France, January 9, 2018. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann RABAT (Reuters) – Arianespace on Wednesday launched a rocket from French Guiana carrying Morocco’s second earth observation satellite, the European launch company said. The satellite, named Mohammed VI-B, was developed by
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FILE PHOTO: SpaceX CEO Elon Musk talks to his workforce as he announces the world’s first private passenger scheduled to fly around the Moon aboard SpaceX’s BFR launch vehicle, at the company’s headquarters in Hawthorne, California, U.S. September 17, 2018. REUTERS/Gene Blevins/File Photo (Reuters) – U.S. space agency NASA said on Tuesday it would review
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An artistic impression of a sunset from Barnard’s star on a newly detected planet dubbed “Super Earth,” in this handout photo provided November 14, 2018. European Southern Observatory/M. Kornmesser/Handout via REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A frozen and dimly lit planet, dubbed a “Super-Earth,” may be orbiting the closest single star to our solar system, astronomers
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FILE PHOTO: Fine-art handler Tom Richardson poses with a motorised wheelchair belonging to British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking ahead of an auction of items from Hawkings’ personal estate at Christie’s in London, Britain October 30, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – A motorized wheelchair used by the late British physicist Stephen Hawking sold at
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FILE PHOTO: General view of the centre stage of Web Summit, Europe’s biggest tech conference, in Lisbon, Portugal, November 5, 2018. REUTERS/Pedro Nunes/File Photo LISBON (Reuters) – Portugal plans to build an international launch pad for small satellites in the Azores and has agreed with China to set up a joint research center to make
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BEIJING (Reuters) – U.S. billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates unveiled on Tuesday in Beijing a futuristic toilet that doesn’t need water or sewers and uses chemicals to turn human waste into fertilizer. Microsoft founder Bill Gates speaks during an interview at the fringes of the Reinvented Toilet Expo showcasing sewerless sanitation technology in Beijing, China November
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CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – South African researchers say they have made bricks using human urine in a natural process involving colonies of bacteria, which could one day help reduce global warming emissions by finding a productive use for the ultimate waste product. Researchers Dr Dyllon Randall, Suzanne Lambert and Vukheta Mukhari stand with a bio-brick
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