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Nasa carbon space observatory 'watches Earth breathe'

Posted in Science on 16th Oct, 2017 05:11 PM
by Alex Muller
A Nasa satellite has provided remarkable new insights on how CO2 is moved through the Earth's atmosphere.
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Alphabet is training law enforcement on how to handle self-driving car crashes

Posted in Business on 16th Oct, 2017 05:03 PM
by Alex Muller
Alphabet’s self driving car division Waymo has been testing its fleet of robot cars in four states across the US.
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+15

Tumor Cells Get Hooked on Cancer Drugs

Posted in Medicine on 16th Oct, 2017 04:56 PM
by Alex Muller
Cancerous tumor cells get addicted to the very drugs meant to eradicate them.
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+18

Steve Wozniak launches his own online tech education platform

Posted in Business on 15th Oct, 2017 08:45 PM
by Alex Muller
Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple with Steve Jobs, is launching a new online tech education platform he's calling Woz U.
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+28

SunPower Signs $140 Million Agreement To Fund US Commercial Solar Projects

Posted in Business on 15th Oct, 2017 03:08 PM
by Alex Muller
SunPower is to establish a $140 million portfolio of solar energy systems.
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+25

Is funding surge a sign of impending breakthroughs in AI and Quantum Computing?

Posted in Software on 15th Oct, 2017 03:02 PM
by Alex Muller
Artificial intelligence (AI), quantum computing, machine learning, and deep learning have been hot for a few years.
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+23

China reports that it is working to open up a major Arctic shipping route

Posted in Business on 15th Oct, 2017 02:46 PM
by Alex Muller
News agency Xinhua reported that a Chinese ship had conducted a successful test of a trading route along the Arctic Northwest Passage.
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+25

5 Reasons Solar Power is an Energy of the Future

Posted in Hardware on 14th Oct, 2017 04:09 PM
by Alex Muller
As of recently, solar power has started to gain momentum in becoming a potential energy technology that could help make gas, oil, and other types of energy nonexistent.
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+34

Google pledges $1 billion to prepare workers for automation

Posted in Business on 14th Oct, 2017 04:04 PM
by Alex Muller
The 'Grow with Google' initiative can help people adapt with the changing nature of jobs.
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+23

Psychedelic mushrooms may work magic on depression

Posted in Science on 14th Oct, 2017 04:01 PM
by Alex Muller
'We have shown for the first time clear changes in brain activity in depressed people treated with psilocybin after failing to respond to conventional treatments'
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+38

Some notes on the future of SpaceX, Tesla and the Wealth of Elon Musk

Posted in Business on 13th Oct, 2017 05:05 PM
by Alex Muller
A truly global high speed internet providing company could get a valution of $500 billion to 1 trillion.
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+32

Upcoming Bitcoin and Ethereum hard forks to implement software upgrades

Posted in Software on 13th Oct, 2017 04:55 PM
by Alex Muller
A crypto-currency hard fork is a software upgrade that introduces a new rule to the network that isn’t compatible with the older software.
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+27

3D 'body-on-a-chip' project aims to accelerate drug testing, reduce costs

Posted in Science on 13th Oct, 2017 04:49 PM
by Alex Muller
Scientists have engineered miniature 3D human hearts, lungs, and livers to achieve more realistic testing.
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+36

Google Will Hit 100 Percent Renewable Energy This Year

Posted in Business on 12th Oct, 2017 09:56 AM
by Alex Muller
That means that all of the electricity the company consumes in both its data centres and offices are provided by wind and solar energy.
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+37

SpaceX successfully lands another reused Falcon 9 rocket

Posted in Science on 12th Oct, 2017 09:48 AM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX successfully landed a reused Falcon 9 rocket on the company's droneship in the Atlantic.
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+24

Alibaba to Spend $15 Billion on Moonshot projects with AI and Quantum Computer focus

Posted in Software on 12th Oct, 2017 09:43 AM
by Alex Muller
Alibaba will more than double research and development spending to $15 billion over the next 3 years.
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+26

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