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Tech/Science

A solar-powered system can turn salt water into fresh drinking water for 25,000 people per day

Desalination technology is not new, but it uses high-power pumps and is notoriously energy-intensive (and therefore expensive). The solar-microgrid system that GivePower has created, however, can produce almost 20,000 gallons of fresh drinking water each day. It relies on Tesla batteries for energy storage, and it uses two parallel pumps so that the system can run at all times, even if one pump requires maintenance.

Via BusinessInsider

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Games

Ninja is leaving Twitch, will start streaming on Mixer exclusively

According to Twitch Tracker, Blevins reportedly has 14,956 subscribers on the Amazon-owned company (down from a peak of more than 285,000 in March 2018), with most of those subscriptions coming from Amazon Prime. He is also consistently one of the biggest streamers on the platform, which means this is a big blow for Twitch.

via Polygon

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online Tech

Google just made it easier to get around a paywall with Chrome

With the change in Chrome 76, it’ll be nearly impossible for news sites to have a functional metered paywall, and nearly every major national and regional newspaper currently uses one.

on slate-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/slate.com/technology/2019/07/google-chrome-update-incognito-mode-paywall-workaround.amp

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Tech/Science

Japan approves first human-animal embryo experiments

Some bioethicists are concerned about the possibility that human cells might stray beyond development of the targeted organ, travel to the developing animal’s brain and potentially affect its cognition.

www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02275-3

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televisie

Amazon cancels podcast-inspired ‘Lore’ after two seasons

The cancellation could make some TV producers nervous. Networks like HBO, FX and Showtime have all banked on podcast-inspired TV shows in the wake of Amazon’s deal.

www.engadget.com/2019/07/27/amazon-cancels-lore/