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Wooly mammoth genome has been sequenced

Wooly mammoth genome has been sequenced

This sounds like something out of a movie, but it is real. Scientists have announced that they have fully sequenced the entire genome of a wooly mammoth. A team of international scientists sequenced the genome in an attempt to help determine why these massive creatures died out.

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Valve enables paid mods in Skyrim workshop

Valve enables paid mods in Skyrim workshop

Gamers who love Skyrim aren't happy at all with Valve right now and many of these unhappy gamers are the ones who have ill feelings about Steam to begin with. Steam has happily announced that it has support in place to allow paid mods on the Skyrim Workshop. Before this pay wall went into place, mods were a thing freely shared between maker and gamer.

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Cablevision throws in antennas to woo cord cutters

Cablevision throws in antennas to woo cord cutters

Cablevision is trying to court cord cutters that are getting away from expensive cable plans with an old school way to get local broadcast TV channels. The company is tossing in antennas with its lower cost internet packages for free as a way to allow people to watch local TV. The two lower tier internet plans that include the antennas were announced recently.

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NASA uses 3D printer to make copper rocket engine part

NASA uses 3D printer to make copper rocket engine part

NASA has long wanted to use 3D printers to make parts for space missions when they are needed rather than having to carry huge amounts of spare parts to cover every possible breakage event. NASA is also looking to use 3D printers here on Earth to reduce the cost of building and maintaining rockets and other systems. NASA has used a 3D printer to make its first full-scale copper rocket engine part.

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New atomic clock doesn’t lose a second for 15 billion years

New atomic clock doesn’t lose a second for 15 billion years

Physicists have invented a new atomic clock that is the most accurate clock ever invented. According to the team of scientists that have worked on the clock, it won't gain or lose a second over 15 billion years. The record setting timepiece is an optical lattice clock that uses strontium atoms and is three times more accurate than the clock that held the previous record.

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