• This browser extension shows how many brands on Amazon are actually just Amazon

    1 month ago - By The Verge

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    A new browser extension promises to show you which products in your Amazon search results are sold by brands that are either owned by or are exclusive to Amazon, giving you a better idea of who's selling what you're buying. It's called Amazon Brand Detector, and it uses a list of Amazon brands created by The Markup , along with filters and other techniques to detect and highlight products that are a part of Amazon's Our Brands program.
    The Markup created this extension after its investigation into how Amazon ranks its in-house brands in search results and says the tool...
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  • BMW shows off its new XM hybrid concept vehicle

    BMW shows off its new XM hybrid concept vehicle

    1 month ago - By The Verge

    The BMW Concept XM | BMW
    BMW has revealed a new concept plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, the first in its M class to get an electric motor, the company announced. The BMW XM will go into production at the company's Spartanburg, South Carolina, plant beginning in late 2022, the company said in a news release .
    The concept BMW XM has a V8 engine combined with an electric motor to provide 750 horsepower and 737 foot-pounds of torque. BMW spokesman Jay Hanson clarified in an email to The Verge that while the production version of the XM will have a V8 engine paired with a plug-in hybrid...
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  • Study introduces framework to understand new class of curved lattice materials

    Study introduces framework to understand new class of curved lattice materials

    1 month ago - By Phys.org

    A new study from Swansea University has introduced a framework to calculate the material properties of a new class of two-dimensional curved hexagonal lattices that could be used in the production of improved mechanical metamaterials found in bio-engineering, stretchable electronics, impact absorption and soft robots.
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  • Study shows new potential of fish by-products

    1 month ago - By Phys.org

    Fish farming by-products have the potential to increase the sustainability of aquaculture, and contribute to other sectors-such as food, diet supplements, animal feed and cosmetics, according to a new study.
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