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Construction complete on the world’s largest radio telescope in China

UAV image of China's FAST radio telescope

With the installation of a final triangular panel on July 3, 2016, construction has been completed on the gargantuan Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST) in Dawodang, Kedu Town, Guizhou Province, China. Upon commencing operations in late September, the 1.5 billion yuan (US$ 180 million) FAST telescope will become the most powerful single-dish radio detector in the world.

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China’s media administrative wing sues Apple over 1990s war film

A subsidiary of China’s broadcasting regulator is taking Apple to court over showing a propaganda film which was released back in the 1990s, reports The Associated Press. The plaintiff—Movie Satellite Channel Program Production Center, which comes under the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television—alleges that the iPhone maker has infringed its exclusive online...

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Solar-powered tiny house doesn’t skimp on the home comforts

The Chimera has already been sold and fetched US$84,000

Tiny houses are all about balance. The smaller they are, the less comfortable they tend to be. Go too big and you may as well just live in a normal-sized home. Greater Chattanooga, Tennessee-based firm Wind River Tiny Homes recently completed an off-grid tiny house that appears to get this balance just right, offering ample storage space, a nice interior layout, and plenty of home comforts too.

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Inside The Art of Atari

In October, Dynamite Entertainment will release "The Art of Atari," a 350-page illustrated coffee table book that celebrates the packaging and games that were part and parcel of the late-1970s and early-1980s era of console gaming.

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MIT’s Swarm chip architecture boosts multi-core CPUs

MIT's Swarm chip design can unlock the full power of parallel computing

For nearly 10 years, computer processors have been getting faster by using multiple cores rather than raising their individual speeds. This measure makes our PCs and smartphones more power-efficient, but also makes it much trickier to write programs that take full advantage of their hardware. Swarm, a new chip design developed at MIT, could now come to the rescue and unleash the full power of parallel processing for up to 75-fold speedups, while requiring programmers to write a fraction of the code.

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How to export your iPhone contacts to a CSV or Excel file

A CSV file, which is short for a comma-separated values file, allows you to store vast amount of information in a file that can be opened with spreadsheet apps like Microsoft Excel, or Apple’s Numbers app just like other spreadsheet file types can be. This is a great way to keep a backup of your […]

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Autonomous BMW iNext steps closer to 2021 production with new partnership

Intel, Mobileye and BMW bigwigs alongside BMW's precursor to the iNEXT

As the race to release a fully-autonomous car to consumers gets hotter, BMW is one of the first manufacturers to set a concrete date on when it plans on delivering. The iNEXT is set to hit the market in 2021, a goal edging closer with the announcement of a partnership between BMW, Intel and Mobileye.

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