The Daily Populous

Tuesday October 4th, 2022 morning edition

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People gather as the Supreme Court begins its new term and to hear the first arguments, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Oct. 3, 2022.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday it won’t take up two cases that involved challenges to a ban enacted during the Trump administration on bump stocks, the gun attachments that allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like machine guns.

The Trump administration’s ban on bump stocks took effect in 2019 and came about as a result of the 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas.

Most of the rifles were fitted with bump stock devices and high-capacity magazines.

The high court previously declined a different opportunity to take a case involving the ban .

The cases the court rejected Monday are W. Clark Aposhian v. Merrick B. Garland, 21-159, and Gun Owners of America v. Merrick B. Garland, 21-1215. »

This German company is making whirlpools to clean microplastics from water

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During a 12-month trial at the Landau site, around 600 pounds of microplastics were removed, says Schuhen.

Some scientists have suggested using magnetic fluids to separate microplastics from water or sticky film made of bacteria, but these processes are in their early stages.

The company is not for-profit, she adds, as it reinvests any proceeds back into research. »

Taiwan changed to 'partially-recognised country' on Wikipedia on China's National Day

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TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's status as a country in Wikipedia was changed to "partially-recognised country" on Saturday (Oct. 1), China's National Day, before the page was repaired later that day.

The anonymous editor then concluded that "I see no valid reason to not also include the status of a partially recognised country to Taiwan.

Over the years, the Wikipedia entry for Taiwan has frequently been a target of vandalism by Chinese nationalists seeking to demote Taiwan's status as a sovereign, independent country. »

Giant supertanker uses 9.8% less fuel thanks to 130-foot sails

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The China Merchant Energy Shipping company (CMES) has taken delivery of a new supertanker, whose four large sails will cut down average fuel consumption by nearly 10%.

Sails, of course, were the primary source of power for large ships for thousands of years.

Four relatively modest 40-meter sails will reduce the New Aden's fuel consumption by nearly 10% on long voyages China Classification Society. »

DOJ Tries To Sidestep MAGA Judge With Quick Appeal, Enraging Trump

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Federal prosecutors on Friday asked the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals to invalidate an order from U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon for the Southern District of Florida, a Trump appointee, installing a special master in the case.

That independent arbiter — U.S. District Judge Raymond Dearie for the Eastern District of New York — was hand-picked by Trump after Cannon took the unheard of step of halting the DOJ’s pre-indictment investigation into records that Trump stashed at Mar-a-Lago after his presidency ended.

Trump shot back on Monday in a bluster-filled filing, saying that the case should proceed on a normal schedule. »