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Smart fabric radiates heat to keep you cooler in the sun

Thu, 07/08/2021 - 3:00pm
Clothes and covers made of a smart fabric that radiates heat and reflects light could help people and objects out in the sun stay several degrees cooler
Categories: Astronomy

Covid-19 news: Japan bars spectators from Tokyo Olympics

Thu, 07/08/2021 - 12:15pm
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic
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GitHub's programming AI may be reusing code without permission

Thu, 07/08/2021 - 10:46am
A Microsoft-owned tool powered by artificial intelligence is designed to make life easier for programmers, but some developers say it may be repurposing some of the billions of lines of code it was trained on without permission
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US Air Force plane navigates by tiny changes in Earth's magnetic field

Thu, 07/08/2021 - 5:00am
The US Air Force will conduct a test flight of an aircraft outfitted with a system that uses Earth’s magnetic fields to help navigate and is more difficult to interfere with than GPS
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Climate change made North American heatwave 150 times more likely

Wed, 07/07/2021 - 7:00pm
The recent deadly and record-breaking heatwave in North America would have been “virtually impossible” without climate change, according to scientists
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Don't Miss: Asteroids is a cracking book about our future in space

Wed, 07/07/2021 - 2:25pm
New Scientist's weekly round-up of the best books, films, TV series, games and more that you shouldn't miss
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The world will be watching when England’s covid-19 restrictions lift

Wed, 07/07/2021 - 2:00pm
The UK government will be taking a big gamble by lifting England’s pandemic restrictions in one go. It may be good politics, but is it good public health policy?
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How to spot the Milky Way in the night sky

Wed, 07/07/2021 - 2:00pm
The dark skies around the new moons of 10 July and 8 August are perfect for peering at the Milky Way's centre, says Abigail Beall
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These streets aren't made for walking: Why sidewalks need a rethink

Wed, 07/07/2021 - 2:00pm
Pavements date back some 2000 years, but are seldom built with pedestrians in mind. Here's why reinvented sidewalks could benefit your joints — and the planet
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How Stella Learned to Talk review: Can a dog really talk?

Wed, 07/07/2021 - 2:00pm
In her book How Stella Learned to Talk, Christina Hunger puts forward the case that her dog can communicate using a grid of buttons
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Preparing for a warming world will take a new information revolution

Wed, 07/07/2021 - 2:00pm
The heat wave engulfing parts of North America may yet jump-start a technological revolution to help us be better prepared for extreme weather in the future, writes Annalee Newitz
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We need to overhaul the language of genetics to root out racism

Wed, 07/07/2021 - 2:00pm
The terminology used in genetics is often scientifically confused or rooted in a racist history. An overhaul is needed to break free from its problematic past, says Adam Rutherford
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The Surrogate review: A gripping film about a difficult moral dilemma

Wed, 07/07/2021 - 2:00pm
What if a prenatal test reveals your surrogate baby has a medical condition, such as Down's syndrome? The tensions are played out well in a new film
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Covid-19 news: England entry rules may ease for vaccinated travellers

Wed, 07/07/2021 - 12:07pm
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic
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Traded wild animals carry 75 per cent of diseases humans can catch

Wed, 07/07/2021 - 12:00pm
More than a quarter of mammals bought and sold in the wildlife trade play host to three quarters of infectious diseases capable of spilling over from animals to humans
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NASA is trying a 'risky' fix for the ageing Hubble Space Telescope

Wed, 07/07/2021 - 11:40am
NASA will attempt what has been described as a “risky” fix for the Hubble Space Telescope after several weeks of troubleshooting following an unexpected shutdown
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Can physics explain consciousness and does it create reality?

Wed, 07/07/2021 - 10:00am
We are finally testing the ideas that quantum collapse in the brain gives rise to consciousness and that consciousness creates the reality we see from the quantum world.
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What forms can consciousness take and can we see it in our brains?

Wed, 07/07/2021 - 10:00am
New insights into the different states of human consciousness and where it occurs in the brain are helping us crack the mystery of what gives rise to felt experience
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Can a robot ever be conscious and how would we know if it were?

Wed, 07/07/2021 - 10:00am
Some people think we could easily build and identify a conscious robot, while others insist that it’s impossible – it all depends on what you think consciousness is.
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High vaccination rates no match for delta as covid-19 variant surges

Wed, 07/07/2021 - 10:00am
Restrictions in England are coming to an end as many countries are struggling to control cases of the delta coronavirus variant
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