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Silicon Valley’s Giants Take Their Talent Hunt to Cambridge

Image The world’s tech powers have moved to Cambridge, England — including Microsoft, in the building at left — snapping up engineers and researchers, particularly in the burgeoning field of artificial intelligence.CreditBenjamin Quinton for The New York Times SectionsSkip to contentSkip to site index Silicon Valley’s Giants Take Their Talent ...

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How Science Helps the Warriors Sleep Their Way to Success

For 10 years, Andre Igoudala slept terribly. Back in college, the Golden State Warriors forward would play videogames late into the night. Eventually he’d crash, sometimes as late as 4 am, only to wake up a few hours later for practice. Then came class. When he was lucky, he’d squeeze ...

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Carbon nanotubes worth their salt

Lawrence Livermore scientists, in collaboration with researchers at Northeastern University, have developed carbon nanotube pores that can exclude salt from seawater. The team also found that water permeability in carbon nanotubes (CNTs) with diameters smaller than a nanometer (0.8 nm) exceeds that of wider carbon nanotubes by an order of ...

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How do birds get their colors?

Birds’ feathers, or plumage, are some of the most strikingly variable animal characteristics that can be observed by the naked eye. The patterns that we see in birds’ feathers are made up of intricate combinations of mottles, scales, bars, and spots. But, how are these colors and patterns made? We ...

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To swallow food, some sharks shrug their shoulders

Sharks don’t have tongues to move food through their mouths, so instead some use their… shoulders? So say scientists who used a sophisticated X-ray movie technology to see, for the first time, that bamboo sharks swing their shoulders internally when they eat. By pulling their “shoulder girdle” back, the sharks ...

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