Microsoft Azure: This new technology allows you to manage Kubernetes containers across the hybrid cloud

Kubernetes applications can now exploit the cluster and virtualisation technologies that power Azure Stack HCI while still respecting local data. Image: Microsoft Microsoft is a firm believer in the idea…

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Microscopic sponge turns dirty cooking oil into biodiesel on the cheap

Scientists at Australia’s RMIT have developed a tiny sponge with big potential, and say the micron-sized material can be used to convert discarded cooking oil into biodiesel in a very cost-effective manner. And this catalyst is no one-trick pony.

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Gene therapy restores partial vision to totally blind mice

In some forms of blindness, certain parts of the eye still work but damage to light-sensitive cells disrupts vision. Now, researchers have used gene therapy to bypass damaged cells and restore partial vision to mice that were completely blind.

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Entire state of South Australia powered solely by solar in a world first

The state of South Australia met significant but short-lived milestone for renewable energy on Sunday October 11, when solar power provided all of its energy needs between midday and 1 pm – a first for a jurisdiction of its size.

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CDC reports 300,000 excess deaths in US so far this year

A new CDC report says nearly 300,000 more deaths than expected have occurred in the US so far in 2020. Only two-thirds of these “excess deaths” are attributed to COVID-19, suggesting the toll of the pandemic is higher than the confirmed mortality numbers.

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Ocean Cleanup debuts its first sunglasses made from plastic waste

As part of its mission to tackle plastic pollution in the marine environment, The Ocean Cleanup project plans to sell goods made from the waste it recovers to fund its ongoing operations, and has just unveiled its very first product.

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Amazon WorkSpaces cheat sheet: What you need to know about this DaaS product

Amazon's Desktop as a Service product can virtualize the computing needs of your entire workforce, secure business data, and make life easier for remote employees and IT teams. Amazon WorkSpaces"…

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