Obtaining polyester from plant oil

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Obtaining polyester from plant oil The development of future technologies that are not based on mineral oil and can be used for producing chemicals and plastics is one of the major tasks in modern materials science and a key challenge that needs…

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Puma revives its 1986 smart shoe for the modern era

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Puma revives its 1986 smart shoe for the modern era Puma Smart shoes may sound like a recent innovation, but they’re really old hat — Puma’s RS-Computer shoes were tracking your running stats in 1986, well before wearable tech was a hot…

2019 Audi E-Tron second drive review: A worry-free, all-EV SUV

2019 Audi E-Tron second drive review: A worry-free, all-EV SUV

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2019 Audi E-Tron second drive review: A worry-free, all-EV SUV It’s difficult to overstate the importance of the $74,800 2019 Audi E-Tron. As the company’s first full-production modern EV, it’d be easy to look on it as something of an experiment. That,…

Vinyl record production has finally joined the modern age

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Vinyl record production has finally joined the modern age When you think of manufacturing in the US, vinyl records probably isn’t the first thing that springs to mind, but the industry has been chugging along as best it can. For decades, pressing…

2019 Chevy Camaro review: Best taken at face value

2019 Chevy Camaro review: Best taken at face value

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2019 Chevy Camaro review: Best taken at face value The modern muscle car segment is generally limited to three cars: the Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge Challenger and Ford Mustang. In that group, the refreshed 2019 Camaro does a commendable job appealing to buyers…

Oldest-known ancestor of modern primates may have come from North America, not Asia

Oldest-known ancestor of modern primates may have come from North America, not Asia

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Oldest-known ancestor of modern primates may have come from North America, not Asia About 56 million years ago, on an Earth so warm that palm trees graced the Arctic Circle, a mouse-sized primate known as Teilhardina first curled its fingers around a…

AI faithfully recreates paintings with the help of 3D printing

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AI faithfully recreates paintings with the help of 3D printing It’s easy to get a basic reproduction of a painting, but getting a truly accurate copy is harder than you think. Modern 2D printers typically only have four inks to work with,…

Quantum ‘compass’ promises navigation without using GPS

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Quantum ‘compass’ promises navigation without using GPS Imperial College London GPS is vital to modern navigation, but it’s extremely fragile. Never mind coverage — if a satellite fails or there’s a jamming attack, it quickly becomes useless. Scientists may have a much…

Dinosaurs put all colored birds’ eggs in one basket, evolutionarily speaking

Dinosaurs put all colored birds’ eggs in one basket, evolutionarily speaking

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Dinosaurs put all colored birds’ eggs in one basket, evolutionarily speaking A new study says the colors found in modern birds’ eggs did not evolve independently, as previously thought, but evolved instead from dinosaurs. According to researchers at Yale, the American Museum…

Modern conflict: Screen time vs. nature

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Modern conflict: Screen time vs. nature Even rural kids today spend more time in front of screens and less time outdoors, according to a new study of middle-school students in South Carolina. Researchers at North Carolina State University and Clemson University found…

Analogue’s Mega Sg sounds like the ultimate Sega Genesis

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Analogue’s Mega Sg sounds like the ultimate Sega Genesis Analogue Analogue, the retro console manufacturer behind the Nt Mini and Super Nt, excellent modern NES and SNES reproductions, is now bringing back a seminal ’90s rival. The company has announced the Mega…

Police told to avoid looking at recent iPhones to avoid lockouts

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Police told to avoid looking at recent iPhones to avoid lockouts Police have yet to completely wrap their heads around modern iPhones like the X and XS, and that’s clearer than ever thanks to a leak. Motherboard has obtained a presentation slide…

Clues from a Somalian cavefish about modern mammals’ dark past

Clues from a Somalian cavefish about modern mammals’ dark past

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Clues from a Somalian cavefish about modern mammals’ dark past After millions of years living in darkness, a species of blind cavefish has lost an ancient system of DNA repair. That DNA repair system, found in organisms including bacteria, fungi, plants, and…

2019 Jaguar I-Pace review: Traditional Jag values, truly modern powertrain     – Roadshow

2019 Jaguar I-Pace review: Traditional Jag values, truly modern powertrain – Roadshow

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2019 Jaguar I-Pace review: Traditional Jag values, truly modern powertrain – Roadshow The I-Pace features Jaguar style and reflexes backed by electric muscle. Continue reading . . . Jon Wong {authorlink} https://www.cnet.com/g00/3_c-6bbb.hsjy.htr_/c-6RTWJUMJZX77x24myyux78x3ax2fx2fbbb.hsjy.htrx2fwx78x78x2fwjanjbx78x2f_$/$/$/$?i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14 CNET Reviews – Most Recent Reviews CNET brings you the…

Viruses influenced gene sharing between Neanderthals and humans

Viruses influenced gene sharing between Neanderthals and humans

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Viruses influenced gene sharing between Neanderthals and humans Human evolution used to be depicted as a straight line, gradually progressing from an ape-like ancestor to modern Homo sapiens. But thanks to next-generation sequencing, findings in recent years have shown that it wasn’t…