Ikea partners with NASA to build furniture that’s out of this world

Ikea is working with American space experts at NASA to figure out how to make furniture for people in densely populated cities. The Swedish furniture company is sending a team of designers to an astronaut training facility in Utah. The group will be locked inside a ‘spaceship environment’ for three days to gain a deeper understanding of the […]

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Scientists develop computer-guided strategy to accelerate materials discovery

Researchers at the University of Liverpool have developed a computer-guided strategy that led to the discovery of two new materials in the laboratory. In a paper published in Nature, researchers describe an algorithm that uses chemical understanding of the structures of known materials to suggest which new combinations of atoms will create a new material that […]

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Apple is bringing manufacturing jobs to the US with a billion-dollar fund

Following a strong second fiscal quarter in 2017 in which its revenues hit nearly $53 billion, Apple is taking on a mission to bring manufacturing jobs back to the US with the creation of a billion-dollar fund that aims to do just that. To be clear, that’s just the initial amount that Apple is injecting into the effort. […]

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Google reveals when it’ll stop supporting Pixel and Nexus phones

You may want to consult the list if you’re thinking of upgrading in the future. Wondering when you should upgrade your Nexus or Pixel? Google has updated its support page to reflect when it will no longer offer telephone and online support for the devices, and you can use that info to make a decision. In the past, the big […]

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Surprise! The HomePod actually sounds incredible

Apple wants the HomePod to feel like a speaker first, assistant second.   “Hey Siri, what’s the weather like?” That was the first of many questions I asked the HomePod Apple installed in the corner of its WWDC demo area, and the answer was the same each time: silence. Sure, the hazy light on top […]

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