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Superconductivity reported at the temperature of a good freezer

Enlarge (credit: Manmohan Singh | Getty Images) Superconductivity offers the promise of hyper-efficient electric motors, ultra powerful magnets, and the transmission of electricity without losses. The reality, however, has fallen considerably short of that promise, as superconducting materials are difficult and expensive to manufacture, requiring a constant bath of liquid nitrogen to keep them cold …

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Consumer Reports: Latest Autopilot “far less competent than a human”

Enlarge / A Tesla Model 3. (credit: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images) In recent weeks, Tesla has been pushing out a new version of Autopilot with automatic lane-change capabilities to Model 3s—including one owned by Consumer Reports. So the group dispatched several drivers to highways around the group’s car-testing center in Connecticut to test the feature. The …

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T-Mobile/Sprint merger faces big trouble at DOJ despite FCC approval

Enlarge / T-Mobile CEO John Legere (left) and then-Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure during an interview on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on April 30, 2018. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg) The Department of Justice’s antitrust staff has recommended blocking T-Mobile’s attempted purchase of Sprint, Reuters reported today, citing an anonymous source. DOJ …

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