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A short history of political plagiarism

Melania Trump’s speech at the Republican convention bore more than a passing resemblance to that delivered by Michelle Obama at the 2008 Democratic convention. In following very close to parts of someone else’s speech, the would-be first lady was in good company. Joe Biden, the US vice-president, …

This pet camera lets you tease your cat with a laser even when you're not home

The Furbo has competition. Petcube is launching two pet-centric cameras on Kickstarter today that let users monitor their pets when they’re not home. The Petcube Bites and Petcube Play come with 1080p video cameras that use night vision and can stream live. The devices connect through Wi-Fi and …

Ex-Cardinals employee gets nearly 4 years in prison for Astros hack

A former employee of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball organization has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for hacking computers belonging to the Houston Astros, the US Justice Department said Monday.<p>Christopher Correa, the Cardinals' former scouting director, was sentenced to 46 months …

This Digital Loom is More Than Just a Desktop Fabric Printer—It's the Future of DIY Fashion

An artist is developing a desktop loom to make fabric production hands on.<p>What if, instead of going shopping for new clothes, you can just download fabric patterns and weave clothing from your home computer? That’s one of the possibilities suggested by the open-source desktop, Jacquard loom that …

Planet Neptune: Facts About Its Orbit, Moons & Rings

Neptune is the eighth planet from the sun. It was the first planet to get its existence predicted by mathematical calculations before it was actually …

The 10 moments that changed science and engineering: in pictures - Telegraph

The Mysterious Antikythera Mechanism Is More Ancient Than We Thought

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Could mirrors reduce the need for air conditioning around the world?

Scientists working at Stanford University have developed a mirror that could replace air conditioners as the easiest and most efficient way to cool down buildings. The mirrors work by not just reflecting 97 percent of light away from buildings, but also by collecting heat energy and reflecting it …