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Waste Plastic can be convert into a resin for 3D printing

PULLMAN, Wash. – A team of researchers at Washington State University has developed a new method of recycling polyactic acid (PLA), a plastic often used in filament, plastic silverware and food packaging. The simple and efficient method converts PLA into a high-quality resin, which can then be used in 3D printing. “We found a way to immediately turn this into …

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How Adult Bullying Spreads to Children

In some ways, bullying is like a virus; the behavior can seem to spread from person to person—especially from adult bullies to children in their care—and it may come with lasting damage to physical and mental health, especially to its child victims. Research indicates that when a student attends a school where there is a single teacher who uses bullying …

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Dangerous heat will become more common this century

Recently, record-breaking heat waves have occurred in many parts of the world, from Delhi to the Pacific Northwest. To estimate the frequency and severity of such extreme events in the near future, a team of experts from the University of Washington (UW) and Harvard University has analyzed a range of possible heat impacts worldwide by the end of this century, …

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Windows 10X is almost here : Everything you need to know about the new OS

Microsoft announced a new, lighter version of its Windows 10 operating system, known as Windows 10X that has been built from the ground up for new PCs, and will begin shipping on hardware in 2021 or later. It’s built on top of a new modern version of Windows called ‘Windows Core OS’ that guts legacy components and features in favor …

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Facebook, YouTube Crack Down on Conspiracy Theories Linking 5G to Coronavirus

Facebook and YouTube are cracking down on the pervasive conspiracy theories linking the spread of coronavirus to 5G wireless technology. Facebook on Monday announced it would begin to actively remove false claims that link COVID-19 to 5G and could lead to physical harm. Facebook-owned WhatsApp has reduced the number of accounts users can forward chats to from five to one. …

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Twitter estimates that it has more than 10 million users in China

Twitter has been blocked in China since around 2009. That seriously hampered any hopes that the U.S. firm — which is struggling to grow its userbase worldwide — had in China, but the service does still have a hardcore base of loyalists who use it in the country. Previous estimates have pegged Twitter’s China-based following as being as high as 35.5 million users, …

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