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Sep

09

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Why smartphones are no longer driving the search for ‘blue ...

Cobalt is one of those metals that define the modern world. Historically it was used to colour glass or ceramics. The Egyptians were using cobalt compounds 2,600 years ago in their sculptures. But in the 20th Century, cobalt was found ...

Sep

09

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The downfall of Scotland’s most dangerous crime gang

The downfall of Scotland’s most sophisticated crime gang was triggered by a surveillance operation on a Toyota Yaris. The nine men, who have been sentenced to a total of 87 years between them, went to remarkable lengths to conceal a ...

Sep

09

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Could fake meat burgers make cows obsolete?

The average American eats nearly 60 pounds of beef (27 kg) a year — roughly equal to a couple of hundred burgers. But for how much longer will the beef burger remain king? A new generation of burgers made with, ...

Sep

09

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US Navy to ditch touch screen ship controls

The US Navy is replacing touch screen controls on destroyers, after the displays were implicated in collisions. Unfamiliarity with the touch screens contributed to two accidents that caused the deaths of 17 sailors, said incident reports. Poor training meant sailors ...

Sep

09

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How Britain fought Hitler with humour

The BBC’s German Service used satire to reach ordinary Germans in World War Two. Its aim was to break the Nazi monopoly on news within the Third Reich. It’s a late night in London in 1940, and Austrian exile Robert ...