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Thursday December 14, 2017


Star system has record eight exoplanets
Nasa finds a distant star circled by eight planets, equal to the complement in our own Solar System.

NatWest bank spat prompts web security changes
The bank told a security expert "sorry you feel this way" when a potential vulnerability was found.

'Flirty secretary' smart assistant taken offline in China
The avatar, which could be made to flirt and dance, is offline after a suggestion it objectified women.

Star Citizen game makers being sued
Crytek alleges Roberts Space Industries (RSI) and Cloud Imperium Games "have caused substantial harm".

Fast/slow lanes
An introduction to the net neutrality debate as a US regulator votes to change its rules.

What do you know about net neutrality?
The FCC is expected to vote to overturn Obama-era laws relating to net neutrality. We asked people in Washington what they thought about that.

Hurricane Harvey rainfall 'weighed 127bn tonnes'
Scientists established how much rain fell by measuring how much the Earth compressed during the storm.

How Greenland would look without its ice sheet
Scientists stitch together decades of survey data to reveal a hidden world of mountains and canyons.

What is net neutrality and how could it affect you?
This week the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will decide on whether to repeal an Obama-era law that protects "net neutrality".

Origami robot muscles lift 1,000 times its own weight
The artificial muscles can be programmed with a range of motions including twisting and rotation.

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