Physicists Lay Out Plans for a New Supercollider – Scientific American
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Physicists Lay Out Plans for a New Supercollider – Scientific American

CERN has unveiled its bold dream to build a new accelerator nearly four times as long as its 27-kilometer Large Hadron Collider—currently the world’s largest—and up to six times more powerful. The European particle physics laboratory, outside Geneva, Switzerland, outlined the plan in a technical report on 15 January. The document offers several preliminary designs…

Kirsten Gillibrand Launches 2020 Presidential Exploratory Committee – HuffPost
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Kirsten Gillibrand Launches 2020 Presidential Exploratory Committee – HuffPost

NEW YORK ― Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) has launched an exploratory committee to begin raising money for a possible 2020 presidential campaign, she said Tuesday during an appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”  “I’m filing an exploratory committee for president of the United States ― tonight!” Gillibrand told host Stephen Colbert, eliciting cheers from…

SureFly Octocopter pitched at Detroit auto show as the drone anyone can fly at $200,000 – CNBC
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SureFly Octocopter pitched at Detroit auto show as the drone anyone can fly at $200,000 – CNBC

Paul Eisenstein | CNBC SureFly Octocopter shown at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, January 15, 2019. It’s been the dream of countless visionaries, finding a way to let people fly as easily as they can drive. And a century after Henry Ford abandoned his own “Flying Flivver” project, an assortment of entrepreneurs…

“Mona Lisa effect“ is real, but doesn’t apply to Leonardo’s painting – Ars Technica
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“Mona Lisa effect“ is real, but doesn’t apply to Leonardo’s painting – Ars Technica

Myth: busted — Sensation typically occurs when subject’s gaze is at angle between 0 and 5 degrees. Jennifer Ouellette – Jan 15, 2019 1:40 am UTC Enlarge / Researchers at Bielefeld University in Germany used folding rulers for measurement to test the effect. Study participants indicated the number they thought Mona Lisa’s gaze was directed…

Brexit Vote: Parliament to Decide on E.U. Withdrawal Plan – The New York Times
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Brexit Vote: Parliament to Decide on E.U. Withdrawal Plan – The New York Times

Live BriefingVideoBritish lawmakers put Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed European Union divorce deal to a vote. The fate of Brexit is on the line, and many expect that her plan will be defeated.Published OnJan. 15, 2019CreditCreditDaniel Leal-Olivas/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesFor Britain, the big vote is finally here.After two and a half years of negotiation,…

Amazon Echo Show (2nd gen) review: Alexa’s bigger, brighter smart display – The Guardian
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Amazon Echo Show (2nd gen) review: Alexa’s bigger, brighter smart display – The Guardian

The new second generation Echo Show is bigger with a better display, but is size enough to keep Amazon ahead of stiff competition from Google? Since the original Echo Show launched last year the software has been refined, but the experience is broadly the same. The Show is a voice-first Alexa speaker, with touch interactivity…