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Google is now letting you fly around other planets and moons, so get on it, space nerds

Io as ascertained via Google . Image: google Get excited, space devotees. Google simply rolled out a new Maps feature showing off some of our favorite planetary neighbours. The new Maps feature label images of our moon, Mercury, Venus, Pluto, the International Space Station, and a number of icy moons that orbit the outer planets like Saturn( as watched by the Cassini spacecraft, which just reached the end of its mission at the ringed planet in September) and Jupiter. SEE ALSO: Cassini says goodbye with its final photos from Saturn…

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China prepares to say goodbye to petrol and diesel cars for good

Expect more of these on China’s streets . Image: Xinhua News Agency/ Getty Images China is looking to fully ban gasoline cars down the road. The surprising proclamation was made at an automotive industry forum over the weekend. Xin Guobin, deputy minister of industry and IT, said the ministry has started scheming out a timeline for the end of petrol and diesel vehicles, and light commercial vehicles. SEE ALSO: Tesla’s most expensive autoes just got a price cut China, the world’s biggest automobile market, sold 28 million cars last year.…

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Hear, boy? Pet translators will be on sale soon, Amazon says

Retailer backs futurologists allegation that devices conversing in canine will be available in, ruffly speaking, a decade Imagine talking to a tiger, chatting to a cheetah, as Dr Doolittle once sang what a neat accomplishment this is gonna be. Well, Amazon has revealed that the animal-loving doctors ambition might not be entirely fantasy. Pet translators that can become woofs into words and make sense of miaows, might really be on the horizon, according to a report backed by the internet retailer. Futurologist William Higham of Next Big Thing, who co-authored…

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What its like to be struck by lightning

The long read: If “you think youre” been struck by lightning, you are likely to survive. But what do millions of volts feel like? Sometimes theyll keep the clothing, the airstrips of shirt or trousers that werent cut away and abandoned by the doctors and nurses. Theyll tell and retell their fib at clas rallies and online, sharing portraits and news reports of existences like their own, or far big misfortunes. The video of a tourist hit on a Brazilian beach, or the Texan impressed dead while out loping. The…

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Naomi Klein: how power profits from disaster

The long speak: After a crisis, private contractors move in and suck up funding for drive done naughtily, if at all then those billions get cut from government budgets. Like Grenfell Tower, Hurricane Katrina uncovered a condescension for the poor There have been days in my reporting from catastrophe zones when I have had the unsettling feeling that I was seeing not just a crisis in the here and now, but get a glimpse of the future a preview of where the road “were all” on is headed, unless we…

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