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Mollusk with magnetic teeth could be the key to nanoscale energy sources

A team of scientists have made a new discovery about naturally occurring magnetic materials, which in turn could lead to the development of nanoscale energy sources used to power next generation electronic devices. Researchers from Japan’s Okayama University and UC Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering worked together to study the gumboot chiton, a type of mollusk that produces teeth made … Continue reading

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DeepSolar Project uses machine learning, satellite imagery to calculate US solar panels

As the use of renewable energy, in this case solar power, continues to rise in the US, there’s also a growing need to better understand not just how much of the country’s energy comes from solar, but also how many solar panels are in use and where they are installed. While the government and utilities can offer estimates on commercial … Continue reading

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Snopes drops its Facebook fact-checking effort to re-evaluate role

The fact-checking organization Snopes has dropped its partnership with Facebook, the company revealed today. The organization first began working as a fact-checking source for the social network in late 2016, doing so as a way to help Facebook address the glut of misinformation on its platform. Among other things, Snopes said it is “evaluating the ramifications and costs” of its … Continue reading

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