Snooze (this week in Science News): January 8th

Science news is back in 2017, and it is booming. Not only do we have the invention of 5G, which has been promised to be the next big thing, but NASA and Facebook have also made headlines this week, and not because of fake news. Let’s dive into the world …
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What if carbon dioxide emissions could be transformed from a liability into an asset?That’s the $ 20-million question behind the NRG COSIA Carbon XPrize, a global competition to create technology that converts CO2 into valuable products.
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MOSCOW, Jan. 8 (UPI) –Hackers have found a way to add new games to Nintendo’s NES Classic console, which comes with 30 preinstalled games — a library the company didn’t intend to be updated. According to Ars Technica, hackers in Russia and Japan …
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Science News Online. October 5, 2015. S. Milius. Fairly bad pitcher traps triumph in the end. Science News. Vol. 187, February 21, 2015, p. 4. N. Drake. Fruit of the loo. Science News. Vol. 180, September 10, 2011, p. 15.
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It’s great that voice assistants like Amazon’s Alexa are always-listening which means that we don’t have to press a button to activate it, thus making it easier to issue commands without having to get up from our seat. Unfortunately it seems that the …
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“As water is heated, weaker bonds break, and groups of molecules form into fragments that can realign to form the crystalline structure of ice, serving as a starting point for the freezing process,” Emily Conover reports for Science News. “For cold water …
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BEIJING (AP) — Officials in Beijing are creating a new environmental police squad in the latest effort to fight China’s persistent problems with heavy smog. According to state media, Beijing’s acting mayor said Saturday that the new police force will …
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