Google Assistant keyboard key may come to other Chromebooks – CNET

That means Google’s digital helper could get inroads in schools, where Google’s laptops are popular.

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Pixel 2, XL hands-on: Squeezable sides, no headphone jack – CNET

Google’s next-gen Pixels have a souped-up camera and squeezable sides… but only one camera lens.

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Walmart voice shopping on Google Home is now live – CNET

The two companies teamed up in August to take on Amazon and its Echo.

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Periodic Table’s Heaviest Elements Alter Theory of Quantum Mechanics – Sci-News.com

Sci-News.comPeriodic Table's Heaviest Elements Alter Theory of Quantum MechanicsSci-News.comAn international team of chemists led by Florida State University researchers has found that the theory of quantum mechanics does not adequately explain how the last 21 elements of the periodic table function. Instead, another well-known scientific …

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Light-activated nanoparticles can supercharge current antibiotics

Light-activated nanoparticles, also known as quantum dots, can provide a crucial boost in effectiveness for antibiotic treatments used to combat drug-resistant superbugs such as E. coli and Salmonella, new research shows.

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Google Home is coming to Japan – CNET

The device is launching there later this week.

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Nanoscale islands dot light-driven catalyst

Scientists have combined aluminum nanoparticles and smaller metal particles to create a versatile nanostructure that could lead to new applications for plasmonics. The technique allows for customizable surface chemistry and reactivity in one material.

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First composite-based electric bus appears on Moscow streets

State Unitary Enterprise Mosgortrans started testing of Russia's first all-composite electric bus in Moscow streets in September, RUSNANO informed. The application of composites makes it possible to reduce the bus weight by several tonnes and its dimensions by 2-3 m, resulting in higher maneuverability.

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Physicists Just Discovered That Some Elements Don’t Follow the Normal Rules of Quantum Mechanics – Futurism

FuturismPhysicists Just Discovered That Some Elements Don't Follow the Normal Rules of Quantum MechanicsFuturismThe theory of quantum mechanics delineates the expected chemical behavior of all atoms. However, a new study into berkelium demonstrates that it might not always offer an accurate prediction.

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Amazon hit by multi-million tax bill in Europe – CNET

European watchdogs chase down another US giant ruled to be illegally dodging tax.

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