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Porsche and Audi’s battery supplier just invested in this ultra-fast charging tech

Porsche and Audi’s battery supplier just invested in this ultra-fast charging tech

Range anxiety may be gradually ebbing as electric cars get longer lasting batteries, but the length of time it takes to recharge remains one of the big headaches compared to gas engines. Increasingly, though, fast charging technologies are promising to address that hurdle too, and getting the attention of the big EV battery suppliers in the process.

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‘Headless chicken monster’ deep-sea creature caught on camera

‘Headless chicken monster’ deep-sea creature caught on camera

A deep sea creature known as the headless chicken monster has been caught on camera in the Southern Ocean for the first time. The sea cucumber, which is officially known as the Enypniastes eximia, was captured using a special camera developed by Australian researchers, according to the nation's government, which has announced the discovery.

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Jurassic piranha fossils shed light on prehistoric flesh-eating fish

Jurassic piranha fossils shed light on prehistoric flesh-eating fish

A new study from an international team of researchers has detailed a Jurassic piranha-like fish that had long, pointy teeth capable of chomping through flesh. The ancient species is the earliest found example of a fish that ate flesh, ones that were found to attack other fish in the same areas as modern piranhas.

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Uber Works business leaks as on-demand staffing platform

Uber Works business leaks as on-demand staffing platform

Uber may be gearing up to launch a new business that has nothing to do with transportation. According to a new report, the company is working on "Uber Works," an alleged temporary staffing business that provides companies with on-demand short-term workers. Though Uber has declined to comment on the matter, the report claims it is increasing its work on the project.

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New method 3D prints lithium-ion batteries in nearly any shape

New method 3D prints lithium-ion batteries in nearly any shape

Newly published research details lithium-ion batteries created using 3D printing technologies. The new method is capable of producing these batteries in nearly any shape, opening the door for unique designs that could bring higher capacities to consumer devices. In their typically available form factors, these batteries are either rectangular or cylindrical.

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Stephen Hawking’s final book tackles questions about god, AI, and aliens

Stephen Hawking’s final book tackles questions about god, AI, and aliens

Famed physicist Stephen Hawking was working on a book at the time of his passing earlier this year. Though he wasn't able to finish it before his death in March, Hawking did make substantial progress on his final work, Brief Answers to the Big Questions, which was finished by his family. The book is available to purchase as of today, and it includes some challenging statements.

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Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist, dies from cancer at 65

Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist, dies from cancer at 65

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has passed away at the age of 65, his company Vulcan has confirmed. The news comes only weeks after Allen revealed that his non-Hodgkin's lymphoma cancer had returned, an illness he was treated for nearly a decade ago. Allen died on Monday afternoon from complications related to the illness.

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Team Vesco Turbinator II is first to exceed 500mph with wheel drive

Team Vesco Turbinator II is first to exceed 500mph with wheel drive

A race has been going on for years out on the Bonneville Salt Flats where teams from around the world have vied to become the first wheel drive car to exceed 500mph. That feat has been accomplished in a run that came on October 2, 2018, by Team Vesco in a car called Turbinator II.

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Child vampire burial discovered in ancient Roman baby cemetery

Child vampire burial discovered in ancient Roman baby cemetery

Researchers have discovered the remains of a child at an ancient Roman site that shows signs of a "vampire burial." As with previously discovered sites, these unusual burials include features that indicate the living feared the dead may come back to life and took preventative steps to keep that from happening.

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Banksy painting shredded itself after $1.4 million auction

Banksy painting shredded itself after $1.4 million auction

We’ve heard about ephemeral instant messages but ephemeral works of art? Especially one that has a self-destruct button that gets triggered after the masterpiece bags over a million dollars in an auction. In what has become the talk of the town in art circles, notorious yet anonymous street artist “Banksy” decided it would send an effective message about art, or his revolutionary spirit, if one of his most iconic works was shredded right before the unsuspecting public’s eyes and right after the hammer fell on what would have been a very lucrative auction.

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Meteorite used as doorstop for years may be worth $100,000

Meteorite used as doorstop for years may be worth $100,000

A big rock used as a barn doorstop for decades has been revealed as a meteorite that could worth as much as $100,000. The rock was reportedly found in the 1930s on a Michigan farm, where it was put to use as a doorstop. The space rock continued to perform that job for decades, only recently being identified as something very unique and valuable.

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Plex adds Web Shows feature to stream free online content

Plex adds Web Shows feature to stream free online content

Plex is again expanding its support for streaming content found on the Web, this time announcing the addition of Web Shows. As the name suggests, this new beta feature provides users with access to streaming videos from partners, the content itself being limited only to high-quality productions. The new feature joins the relatively new Podcasts and News options.

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