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Science

Watch a Tiny Robot Blob Transform Into Even Tinier Bits to Squeeze Through Cracks

Scientists have created a robot that can transform from a black glob into a swarm of tiny beads and back again. The inventors say that the robot’s ability to split itself into many pieces and then snap back together makes it potentially useful for drug delivery. The human body is full of winding, narrow passages […]

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Pets

Pets are feeling the inflation squeeze

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Spoiled pets are feeling the inflation pinch. New data indicates pet owners might be splurging less on their furry companions. Shares of online retailer Chewy are down more than 35 percent this year. The drop led some investors to wonder whether surging inflation could impact sales and earnings. Meanwhile, retail giants Walmart […]

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Science

China hands Putin major lifeline with NEW gas deal after EU squeeze

Gazprom, Russia’s state-backed energy behemoth has announced that it had signed an agreement to start switching payments for gas supplies to China to yuan and roubles instead of dollars. This deal delivers a blow to the US and Europe’s attempts to punish Vladimir Putin through crippling sanctions, as Russia will now be less dependent on […]

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Finance

Discount £130mn mansion sale signals London high-end housing squeeze

A mansion overlooking Regent’s Park has sold for under £130mn, a discount of more than £50mn on its asking price, in a sign that rising development costs and the departure of wealthy Russian buyers are hitting the top of London’s housing market. Indian businessman Ajay Kalsi has struck a deal to buy 1-18 York Terrace […]

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Celebrities

Coleen Rooney bonds with sons at theme park as they squeeze in final day of summer fun

Coleen Rooney made the most of the last days of the summer holidays by heading off to Legoland in Windsor with her two youngest kids, Kit, six, and four year old Cass Source link

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Finance

Cost of living squeeze: Cupboard staples prices’ rocket by 20 percent

Butter, milk, and spaghetti are among the goods that have got much dearer, new figures revealed on Wednesday. Households are already grappling with huge increases in the price of energy and fuels like petrol and diesel. But analysis shows that a four-pint carton of milk now costs, on average, 34p more than it did 12 […]

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Business

Lucid and Nikola move to raise additional funds as rising costs squeeze EV startups

Electric vehicle start-up Lucid on Sept. 28, 2021 said production of its first cars for customers has started at its factory in in Casa Grande, Arizona. Lucid Electric vehicle makers Lucid Group and Nikola are moving to raise additional funds, as both companies aim to boost production amid sharply rising battery costs and new federal […]

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Finance

State pensioners face ‘brutal two-year squeeze’ as inflation forecast to hit 18%

Recent analysis from Cornwall Insight suggests that the energy price cap will hit £3,554 a year in October. For comparison, the average household energy bill in the UK came to around £1,400 annually in October 2021. On top of this, the price cap will be updated once again in January 2023 and is forecast to […]

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Science

China poised to copy Putin’s squeeze over Taiwan and CRIPPLE the world with key metals ban

Following top US democrat Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan despite China’s protestations, tensions between Beijing and Washington soared to new heights. Chinese premier Xi Jinping responded by hosting military drills with live fire all around the island, sparking fears that China could soon try to fulfil its promise to take back to state “by force […]

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World

Russia strips jetliners for parts amid sanctions squeeze; Moscow halts U.S. nuclear inspections

March was the deadliest month of Russia’s war in Ukraine, UN says People stand amid newly-made graves at a cemetery in the course of Ukraine-Russia conflict in the settlement of Staryi Krym outside Mariupol, Ukraine May 22, 2022.  Alexander Ermochenko | Reuters The United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner said that March […]