NASA’s ICON mission launches to the ionosphere at 3:05 AM ET

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NASA’s ICON mission launches to the ionosphere at 3:05 AM ET NASA Need something else to watch after all the results come in? Tonight NASA’s launching a mission to explore Earth’s ionosphere, but this isn’t the average rocket launch. The Ionospheric Connection…

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Judge: Qualcomm must license modem tech to rivals like Intel

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Judge: Qualcomm must license modem tech to rivals like Intel Ramon Costa/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Qualcomm isn’t having much luck defending itself against the FTC’s antitrust lawsuit. US federal Judge Lucy Koh has ruled that Qualcomm must license some of the…

Drug pollution concentrates in stream bugs, passes to predators in water and on land: Animals that eat insects in or near streams at risk of being dosed with pharmaceuticals

Drug pollution concentrates in stream bugs, passes to predators in water and on land: Animals that eat insects in or near streams at risk of being dosed with pharmaceuticals

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Drug pollution concentrates in stream bugs, passes to predators in water and on land: Animals that eat insects in or near streams at risk of being dosed with pharmaceuticals Sixty-nine pharmaceutical compounds have been detected in stream insects, some at concentrations that…

Researchers rank cryptocurrency exchanges by how secure they are

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Researchers rank cryptocurrency exchanges by how secure they are Prominent cyber-security firm Group-IB has graded the security of online cryptocurrency exchanges, as a means of assessing insurance risk. It found long-standing platform Kraken to be the most secure, with OKEx, Huobi Pro,…

FCC will review how wireless carriers respond to natural disasters

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FCC will review how wireless carriers respond to natural disasters Alex Edelman/AFP/Getty Images With the recovery from Hurricanes Florence and Michael still underway, the FCC wants to know how well wireless networks will cope with the next crisis. The regulator is launching…

2019 BMW Z4 first drive review: Reinvigorating the roadster

2019 BMW Z4 first drive review: Reinvigorating the roadster

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2019 BMW Z4 first drive review: Reinvigorating the roadster If you read editor-in-chief Tim Stevens’ first drive of the 2020 Toyota Supra prototype and thought, well golly, that sure sounds promising, let me introduce you to the progenitor of that goodness. After…

EU approves Disney’s purchase of Fox assets, with conditions

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EU approves Disney’s purchase of Fox assets, with conditions AP Photo/Richard Drew Disney’s acquisition of Fox studios and TV channels is one step closer to becoming a practical reality. The European Commission has approved the mega-deal under the condition that Disney has…

Moths survive bat predation through acoustic camouflage fur

Moths survive bat predation through acoustic camouflage fur

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Moths survive bat predation through acoustic camouflage fur Moths are a mainstay food source for bats, which use echolocation (biological sonar) to hunt their prey. Scientists such as Thomas Neil, from the University of Bristol in the U.K., are studying how moths…

Bioreactor device helps frogs regenerate their legs

Bioreactor device helps frogs regenerate their legs

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Bioreactor device helps frogs regenerate their legs A team of scientists designed a device that can induce partial hindlimb regeneration in adult aquatic African clawed frogs (Xenopus laevis) by “kick-starting” tissue repair at the amputation site. Their findings, appearing November 6 in…

Bats vs. Dolphins: Ultimate battle of sonar systems

Bats vs. Dolphins: Ultimate battle of sonar systems

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Bats vs. Dolphins: Ultimate battle of sonar systems Active sensors are incorporated into a number of technologies, such as meteorology devices and self-driving cars, and use the echo from sound, radio or light waves to locate objects. But despite nearly a century…

Rat models of opioid use and addiction explore risk of abuse: Behavioral experiments identify factors at play in relapse, withdrawal, and addiction vulnerability

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Rat models of opioid use and addiction explore risk of abuse: Behavioral experiments identify factors at play in relapse, withdrawal, and addiction vulnerability Society for Neuroscience. “Rat models of opioid use and addiction explore risk of abuse: Behavioral experiments identify factors at…

Researchers train AI to spot Alzheimer’s disease ahead of diagnosis

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Researchers train AI to spot Alzheimer’s disease ahead of diagnosis BSIP via Getty Images While Alzheimer’s disease affects tens of millions of people worldwide, it remains difficult to detect early on. But researchers exploring whether AI can play a role in detecting…

Amazon sends out toy catalog with no prices ahead of the holidays

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Amazon sends out toy catalog with no prices ahead of the holidays Amazon Amazon’s holiday shopping marketing push is well underway. On Monday, it scrapped the minimum purchase amount for non-Prime customers to qualify for free shipping over the season. In another…

AMD launches the first 7nm GPUs, but they’re not for you

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AMD launches the first 7nm GPUs, but they’re not for you AMD AMD is following through on its promise of releasing 7-nanometer GPUs — not that you can use one yet. The company has formally launched Radeon Instinct MI50 and MI60 cards…

Orcasound: A citizen science tool for whale research

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Orcasound: A citizen science tool for whale research A crucial part of studying southern resident killer whales is finding them and quickly alerting experts to send boats out to collect fecal samples or prey fragments to better understand what the whales are…