You can put this adorable Chewie down for a Star Wars nap – CNET

FurReal Friends Ultimate Co-pilot Chewbacca responds to your voice and touch and looks so cute when sleeping.

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See Boston Dynamics push its door-opening dog robot around – CNET

Humans are still in charge in a new video showing Boston Dynamics’ SpotMini robo-dog getting yanked around with a hockey stick and a butt leash.

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Squeezing Into the Best Shape

The DOE Science News Source is a Newswise initiative to promote research news from the Office of Science of the DOE to the public and news media. Paralleling your favorite oil-based salad dressing, combining nanoparticles and a soap-like material goes one step further-tunable channels are stabilized in the mixture.

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2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS races into Geneva with 520 hp – Roadshow

It’s got more of what matters — NACA ducts, mostly.

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MEMS chips get metalenses

Lens technologies have advanced across all scales, from digital cameras and high bandwidth in fiber optics to the LIGO instruments. Now, a new lens technology that could be produced using standard computer-chip technology is emerging and could replace the bulky layers and complex geometries of traditional curved lenses. Researchers have developed a device that integrates mid-infrared spectrum metalenses onto MEMS.

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Physicists Extend Stochastic Thermodynamics Deeper Into Quantum Territory – Edgy Labs (blog)

Edgy Labs (blog)Physicists Extend Stochastic Thermodynamics Deeper Into Quantum TerritoryEdgy Labs (blog)The laws of classical thermodynamics, which are very apparent on the macroscopic scale, have been shown to also work on the quantum scale. Physicists have a long been working on establishing one common framework, a theory of everything, which should …

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Facebook exec apologizes for tweets about Mueller probe – CNET

The tweets came Friday. President Trump cited them Saturday. The apology came Monday.

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Lotus 3 Eleven 430 is a high-powered swan song for the way things were – Roadshow

No roof, minimal tech, lots of power and stunning looks make for one of the coolest Lotuses ever released.

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Physicists Mourn Joe Polchinski, Developer of Deep Ideas and Paradoxes – Quanta Magazine

Quanta MagazinePhysicists Mourn Joe Polchinski, Developer of Deep Ideas and ParadoxesQuanta MagazineQuantum fluctuations near the horizons of black holes cause them to slowly evaporate via thermal radiation. Theorists have long sought to understand how black holes evaporate in a way that preserves information about what fell in, as required by …

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Researchers achieve ‘Olympic ring’ molecule breakthrough just in time for Winter Games

More than 7,000 miles away from the snowcapped peaks of PyeongChang, scientists in Florida have unlocked a novel strategy for synthesizing a highly versatile molecule called olympicene — a compound of carbon and hydrogen atoms named for its familiar Olympic ring shape.

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