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Japan to conduct first test as part of space elevator project

December 4, 2018

Elon Musk may not believe in space elevators yet, but Japan is taking a step forward to realise the dream of travelling to space by elevators instead of the traditional rocket. A team of researchers from Japan’s Shizuoka University and other institutions will conduct the first test in space this month as part of a […]

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Scientists discover a brand new 26,000-pound dinosaur

December 4, 2018

Scientists think they may have found a new candidate for the Jurassic period’s biggest dinosaur. A new study published Thursday in Current Biology reveals that Ledumahadi mafube, a Brontosaurus relative, could have weighed 12 metric tons. That’s approximately 26,000 pounds. Its fossils were discovered in South Africa. A different dinosaur called the Argentinosaurus huinculensis has […]

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Google Slides can now automatically transcribe your speech into captions

December 4, 2018

Google’s G Suite is adding automated closed captions to Google Slides, the company said Monday.  The feature will roll out to users beginning this week. It works by accessing your computer’s microphone to pick up on what you’re saying during a presentation. It then transcribes your speech as captions, which appear on the slides you’re presenting […]

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Scientists create most powerful indoor magnetic field, blow up own lab

December 4, 2018

If you’re going to break a record, you might as well do it with an almighty bang. In April, a research team at the University of Tokyo did just that: creating the world’s strongest indoor magnetic field and blowing the door off their new, custom-built instrument. The research was published in Review of Scientific Instruments […]

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Alien object ‘Oumuamua may have come from one of these stars

December 4, 2018

Last year, astronomers caught sight of an odd, oblong object from somewhere beyond our solar system making a close pass by the sun before turning left and heading back out to deep space. Now, a team of researchers think they’ve narrowed down the home of the interstellar visitor named ‘Oumuamua to four most likely star […]

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