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Tanzanian ‘beast’ sheds light on gigantic dinosaur group

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A relatively complete skeleton of a long-necked, long-tailed plant-eater excavated from a rocky cliff above a Tanzanian river is providing insight into the early evolution of a dinosaur group that later included Earth’s largest-ever land animals. The Cretaceous Period dinosaur Mnyamawamtuka in its environmental setting is seen in this illustration released in Athens, Ohio, U.S., February 13, 2019. Mark Witton/Handout via REUTERS Scientists on Wednesday announced the discovery of fossils of a dinosaur called Mnyamawamtuka moyowamkia that measured roughly 26 feet (8 meters) long, weighed about one…

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Sports 

Bud Light, robots, AI dominate attention during Super Bowl

(Reuters) – Anheuser-Busch Inbev’s Bud Light stole the show with a tie-up with HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” during the Super Bowl on Sunday, while robots and artificial intelligence were a big theme for several advertisers targeting what is expected to be the year’s largest TV audience. Feb 3, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; Confetti falls onto the field after Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports Brands generally stuck to a lighter tone than in previous years, avoiding political messages and focused on either humor or…

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Pilot killed in light aircraft crash in Belchamp Walter

Image caption Police said the victim’s next-of-kin had been informed A pilot died when his light aircraft crashed in Essex. The man, in his 50s, was the only person on board and was pronounced dead at the scene in Belchamp Walter, police said. Essex Police said they were called to reports of a “light aircraft in distress” at 11:50 GMT. Eight fire crews from Essex and Suffolk were also sent to the scene in Bells Road. Police said that the victim’s next-of-kin had been informed. Essex Fire Service said its…

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Science 

Siberian cave findings shed light on enigmatic extinct human species

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Scientists using sophisticated techniques to determine the age of bone fragments, teeth and artifacts unearthed in a Siberian cave have provided new insight into a mysterious extinct human species that may have been more advanced than previously known. The entrance to Denisova Cave, which contains evidence of previous habitation by extinct human species, in the Anui River valley in the Altai mountains of Siberia, Russia, is shown in this image released on Jan. 30, 2019. Richard Roberts/Handout via REUTERS Research published on Wednesday shed light on the…

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Technology 

Microsoft gets green light from Qatar for global data center: QNA

A Microsoft sign is seen during the China International Import Expo (CIIE), at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, China November 5, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song DUBAI (Reuters) – Qatar’s cabinet approved the establishment of a Microsoft global data center in the small Gulf country, state news agency QNA reported on Wednesday. Azure, Microsoft’s cloud platform, announced plans to expand into the Middle East for the first time last year by setting up data centers in the neighboring United Arab Emirates. Reporting by Hadeel Al Sayegh; Writing by Katie…

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Sports 

Jones rout of Gustafsson, reclaims light heavyweight title

The UFC moved mountains to accommodate Jon Jones, and the fighter returned the favor on Saturday night in Los Angeles. Dec 29, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Alexander Gustafsson (blue gloves) after his loss to Jon Jones (red gloves) during UFC 232 at The Forum. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports Jones (23-1, 1 no-contest), who has been twice suspended for anti-doping violations in the past three years, wasn’t going to be licensed by the Nevada Athletic Commission for his UFC 232 main event against Alexander Gustafsson scheduled for…

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Deutsche Telekom reviews vendors in light of China security debate

FILE PHOTO: The logo of German telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom AG is seen at the company’s headquarters in Bonn February 25, 2016. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Deutsche Telekom, Europe’s largest telecoms company, said on Friday it was reviewing its network vendor strategy in light of a debate on the security of Chinese network equipment that it was taking “very seriously”. The reassessment by Telekom, in which the German state owns a stake of nearly a third, comes after some U.S. allies excluded Chinese equipment maker Huawei on national security…

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Technology 

Could light bring us superfast mobile broadband indoors?

While 5G mobile broadband could give us superfast connectivity outdoors, the signal may not be able to reach indoors, particularly at higher frequencies. So could broadband over lightwaves help supplement the mobile signal inside buildings? Telecoms firm O2 thinks it might. Reporter: Chris Baraniuk. Video editor: Suzanne Vanhooymissen. Click here for more stories, videos and features about 5G in our Connected World series Source link

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Cyber-plant drives towards light – and other tech news

BBC Click’s Nick Kwek looks at some of the best of the week’s technology news stories including: The UK’s Ministry of Defence carries out its biggest ever exercise using autonomous vehicles A seven-year-old toy reviewer has been revealed as YouTube’s highest-earning star, according to Forbes Magazine. A cyber-plant hybrid that moves a robot and wheels to drive itself towards the light is developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) See more at Click’s website and @BBCClick. Source link

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Can a brand create a ‘sonic identity’ from light bulbs?

Image copyright MassiveMusic Image caption Can you create a “sonic identity” from light bulbs? As we move to a more voice-controlled and audio-centric world, marketers are rediscovering the potential of sound to build brand identities and develop a new breed of advert for the streaming age. Some of our most powerful and emotive memories are triggered by sound. The music that was playing in the bar where you first laid eyes on your future partner; seagulls chattering outside the hotel on your first childhood holiday; or the radio jingle that…

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