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Arctic sea ice melt is increasing due to warm Atlantic water from below

Scientists are pointing out that ice melt in the Arctic is increasing. The researchers say the rate of ice melt is increasing due to warm water from the Atlantic Ocean flowing under the Arctic ice. Researchers say that it‘s been long known when summer ends in the Arctic and sea ice begins to grow once more. That point is known Continue reading

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Emoji 13.1 adds seven new emoji, plus tons of skin tone variations

The Unicode Consortium has announced the finalized lineup of emoji for Emoji 13.1, adding a total of seven new images, as well as a huge number of skin tone variants for couples. These new emoji have been listed in the Emoji Recently Added v13.1 release on the Unicode website where anyone can browse the additions and their related keywords. The Continue reading

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Ford may let 2021 Bronco buyers have the Sasquatch package and a manual

When Ford announced the 2021 Bronco, there was very little to be disappointed about. However, one thing that Ford wasn‘t going to allow Bronco buyers to do was pair the Sasquatch package that adds larger tires with the manual transmission. This bothered some Bronco fans as Jeep will allow buyers to get the Rubicon package with a manual transmission. Reports Continue reading

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Roscosmos director says Venus is a Russian planet

Officials in Russia have been up to some shenanigans, seemingly trying to lay claim to an entire planet. Last week the Director-General of the Russian space corporation, Roscosmos, claimed that Venus was a Russian planet. Director-General Dmitry Rogozin told reporters that resuming the exploration of Venus was on Russia‘s agenda. Rogozin told reporters, we think that Venus is a Russian Continue reading

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Study finds a UV light that kills COVID-19 and is safe for humans

Researchers with Hiroshima University in Japan have demonstrated that a UV light wavelength safe for use around humans is also capable of killing the virus that causes COVID-19. The newly published study is the first to show that Ultraviolet C light with a 222nm wavelength (Far-UVC) is effective against SARS-CoV-2 specifically, not just similarly-structured coronaviruses that pop up seasonally and Continue reading

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Roku will finally get NBC‘s Peacock streaming app after months of arguing

Months after officially opening to the public, Roku has finally settled a deal that will bring NBCUniversal‘s streaming service Peacock to its platform, the company has announced. The news comes only days after the negotiations entered a more heated phase, with Roku and Comcast dragging their drama into the public light alongside the threat of Roku‘s platform entirely losing NBC Continue reading

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Lockheed Martin tapped to design large autonomous ships for US Navy

The United States Navy has tapped Lockheed Martin to study the potential for large autonomous ships that will be able to operate for long periods of time at sea without any human crew members. The company is now the main contractor behind the US Navy‘s Large Unmanned Surface Vessel (LUSV) competition, joining multiple other companies in working toward the eventual Continue reading

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Sony vs Microsoft gaming consoles: Which one to go for this fall

Months of cat and mouse chase between Microsoft and Sony has finally ended. Now that the two mega brands have officially announced their gaming consoles for 2020 - their specifications, design and features are now out in the open. This presents a good opportunity to compare the gaming consoles, giving you a fair idea of what‘s the best deal for Continue reading

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YouTube PiP mode stops working on iOS 14, except for Premium subscribers

Many consumers have expressed frustration over YouTube‘s pushy Premium marketing, which often badgers users with prompts encouraging them to sign up for the service. The company may have taken things to a new level for iPhone users, though, by seemingly disabling their ability to use the system‘s picture-in-picture mode unless they pay for the subscription service. Users are, quite understandably, Continue reading

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Fortnite‘s third birthday bash leak reveals special weapon wraps

The battle royale portion of Epic‘s hit game Fortnite will turn three years old later this month, and, as with the past two milestones, the company has planned a birthday celebration event for players. Though Epic hasn‘t revealed any official details about this event, we‘ve seen a few leaks pop up since the most recent update hinting at the celebration Continue reading

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DIY face masks are effective against powerful sneezes, too, study finds

Early on in the pandemic, there was some controversy over the use of homemade and reusable face masks, with the public expressing concerns over whether these common materials could suitably slow the spread of airborne droplets. A number of studies have validated the use of these masks, though they‘ve focused on smaller droplets, not the larger ones expelled forcibly when Continue reading

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Amazon‘s PS5 preorders could be delayed past release day

Earlier this week, Sony unveiled the prices for its upcoming PlayStation 5 console with preorders going live soon after. Many consumers found the price agreeable and were quick to preorder the console, but now there‘s some bad news to go alongside them: delays. Amazon has fired off an email to many customers who preordered the next-generation console through its platform, Continue reading

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