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Wild Birds Choose Mates Over Food

Researchers at University of Oxford found that a few birds sacrifice access to food for staying close to their loved ones in winter months. This would indicate that an individual bird's decisions may appear sub-optimal for a short time frame, but could actually be oriented towards gaining the long term benefits of maintaining their vital relationships with their mates.

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Access Google Maps Offline With New Mobile Update

By downloading areas, users retain access to turn-by-turn driving directions and the ability to search for specific destinations and attractions, as well as access to place information including hours of operation, contact information and user ratings.

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Microsoft introduces PowerPoint Designer, Morph

Neither tech giants like Apple and Evernote nor smaller startups have been able to spread into classrooms and boardrooms in the way PowerPoint has, thanks to the latter's tight integration with other Microsoft Office products, and its robust feature set.

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5400mph winds discovered hurtling around exoplanet

Winds of over 2 kilometers per second have been discovered speeding past a planet outside of Earth's solar system. " HD 189733b's velocity was measured using high-resolution spectroscopy of the sodium absorption featured in its atmosphere", said Louden.

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Chinese Scientists Unveil New Stealth Material Breakthrough

Now, scientists in China have developed a far thinner and lighter stealth material. Huazhong University's material is composed of various layers and can be "tuned" to absorb a wide range of microwave frequencies. It does sound like a mouthful but this is how it works: microwave radars broadcast signals and use arrays of antennas to detect them as they bounce off objects.

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BlackBerry's 2nd Android Phone 'Vienna' Leaked With Larger Size and Ditched Slider Design

The Priv features a 5.4-inch OLED display with a pixel density of 540 PPI - "4x the amount of pixels of a standard HDTV", according to BlackBerry. Crackberry wrote that the BlackBerry Vienna features the popular BlackBerry layout, instead of the slider that the Priv had.