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Tardigrades survive extreme dehydration by turning into glass

Just when we thought we’d seen all the tricks waterbears keep up their tiny sleeves, they’re back to surprise us again. Scientists have revealed one of the tardigrade’s best-kept secrets: how they protect themselves from harm under extreme dehydration. They ...

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Police get warrant for entire Minnesota city’s Google searches in wire fraud case

People expect a certain degree of privacy online, but records of your movement across the internet are stored in various repositories. Police from the Minnesota city of Edina have obtained a wide-ranging court order that grants them access to a ...

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Rumor: Nvidia’s Volta to be built on TSMC’s ‘new’ 12nm process

Nvidia’s Pascal GPU family has been tremendously successful, but the company is already looking ahead to a new architecture, codenamed Volta. Details on the chip are scarce, though Nvidia has previously given guidance that Volta would be its first HBM2 ...

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AMD Ryzen CPUs are readily available, but Ryzen motherboards? Not so much

Ever since AMD launched Ryzen, the CPU has been selling well — it continues to occupy multiple spots on Amazon’s best-selling CPU list (currently Ryzen chips hold #9, #10, and #15, with the old FX family holding spots #8 and ...

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A cryovolcano might be erupting right now on Ceres, as you read this

Scientists have suspected for a while that there could have been cryovolcanism on Ceres somewhere in its distant past, because of one big pile of frozen mud — but nobody had managed to prove it. Ceres, which orbits between Mars ...

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We can’t see inside Fukushima Daiichi because all our robots keep dying

Tepco, the utility company tasked with overseeing cleanup and waste processing for the former Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, hit another snag this week. Last month, we reported on new findings about Reactor #2 that showed it was far more radioactive ...

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Oculus slashes Rift prices as sales sag

There’s been good news on the VR front of late, but precious little of it is coming from Oculus. Earlier this week, Sony announced it was closing on one million VR headsets sold since the launch late last year. Sony has ...

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ET deals: Dell Inspiron 15 5000 15.6-inch laptop for $549

Today, Dell is offering up a substantial discount on the Inspiron 15 5000 laptop. If you’re in need of a powerful 15.6-inch device, this is the perfect time to buy. With a full HD display, a Skylake CPU, a dedicated ...

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Major data breach strikes Cloudflare, change your passwords immediately

For years, Cloudflare has provided a variety of services, including content delivery, DNS, and protection from DDoS attacks. Its services are widely used by many different companies and websites, though it’s also been criticized for serving as an enabler to ...

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Stanford researchers improve extraction of uranium from seawater

Scientists around the world are working to improve renewable energy as we continue to confront the challenges of climate change. It might take time for solar or wind to reach the point they can sustain the needs of humanity, but ...

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