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Stephen C. Webster via TheRawStory.com

Up-to-date with The New York Times? It used to be as simple as keying up nytimes.com. Today though, with a new "paywall" that denies access to new stories to non-subscribers, avid news junkies far and wide are facing an increasingly high price.

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Tom Simonite via TechnologyReview.com

Three dimensions needn't require the budget of Avatar. App developed by Microsoft researchers can be sufficient. The software uses overlapping snapshots to build a photo-realistic 3-D model that can be spun around and viewed from any angle.

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David Talbot via TechnologyReview.com

Residents of Tokyo likely had about 80 seconds of warning before a devastating quake rumbled through the city after striking 373 kilometers away, off Japan's northeast coast, thanks to a new early warning system.

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Peter Fairley via TechnologyReview.com

Solar thermal power plants that produce hotter steam can capture more solar energy. That's why Siemens is exploring an upgrade for solar thermal technology to push its temperature limit 160 °C higher than current designs.

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Catherine Price via PopSci.com

One of the toughest things about Type 1 diabetes – a chronic, incurable autoimmune disease – is that once it begins to develop, there’s no way to stop it. Slowly but surely, your immune system will kill the cells in your pancreas that produce insulin

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Julie Beck via PopSci.com

Replacing some of the nuts and bolts in robots’ bodies with stretchy artificial muscles would allow them to be more flexible and lifelike than ever. Researchers at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute in New Zealand have succeeded

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Rebecca Boyle via PopSci.com

We pay close attention to the modifications scientists are making to goats, moths and worms so they can harvest their silk. Now researchers in Singapore are reporting a new advancement: dyed-in-the-worm silks, which look pretty and could have interes

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Sam Gustin via WIRED.com

Fifteen years ago, Nathan Hubbard and his band Rockwell Church played Austin’s South by Southwest music festival, the gathering of industry insiders and plain ol’ fans who meet each year to catch some of the 2,000 bands that descend upon Austin

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