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Google and Fiat Chrysler may team up to build self-driving cars

Posted in Business on 30th Apr, 2016 01:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Google has said that it does not want to build self-driving vehicles on its own and has explored alliances with auto companies.
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SpaceX undercut ULA rocket launch pricing by 40 percent

Posted in Hardware on 30th Apr, 2016 01:50 PM
by AlexMuller
The Air Force awarded SpaceX an $83 million contract, breaking the monopoly that Lockheed Martin and Boeing had held on military space launches for more than a decade.
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+23

Worsening depression 'may predict dementia risk'

Posted in Medicine on 30th Apr, 2016 01:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Symptoms of depression that steadily increase over time in older age could indicate early signs of dementia, scientists have said.
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+35

Giant icebergs play key role in removing CO2 from the atmosphere

Posted in Science on 30th Apr, 2016 01:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Carbon sequestration contributes to the long-term storage of atmospheric carbon dioxide, therefore helping to slow global warming.
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+33

Key trends in the evolution of intelligent assistance

Posted in Business on 29th Apr, 2016 07:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Personal assistants and software bots have enjoyed significant buzz in recent months. New assistants are launched every week.
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+32

Gene therapy reverses sight loss and is long-lasting

Posted in Medicine on 29th Apr, 2016 07:30 PM
by AlexMuller
A genetic therapy has improved the vision of patients who would otherwise have gone blind. The improvement is long-lasting so the therapy is suitable as a treatment.
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+36

SpaceVR raises $1.25M to send VR camera satellite into orbit

Posted in Science on 29th Apr, 2016 07:11 PM
by AlexMuller
At the Silicon Valley Virtual Reality Expo in San Jose, California, Holmes said that he has raised more money to make “the world’s first virtual reality camera satellite.”
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Google looks to the future: Go big on artificial intelligence

Posted in Business on 29th Apr, 2016 07:00 PM
by AlexMuller
In his first-ever letter to shareholders, Google CEO Sundar Pichai says the next wave of computing is all about machine learning.
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+27

OpenAI launches Gym, a toolkit for testing learning algorithms

Posted in Software on 28th Apr, 2016 12:05 PM
by AlexMuller
OpenAI, the nonprofit artificial intelligence research company established last year with backing from several Silicon Valley figures, today announced its first product:
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NASA says it will help SpaceX with Mars 2018 mission

Posted in Science on 28th Apr, 2016 11:58 AM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX just announced it's hoping to land an uncrewed Dragon capsule on Mars in 2018, which would make it the first private company to land on another planet. But it's not going alone.
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+26

Brain's 'atlas' of words revealed

Posted in Science on 28th Apr, 2016 11:45 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists in the US have mapped out how the brain organises language.
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+54

Vive manufacturer HTC creates $100M fund for virtual reality startups

Posted in Software on 27th Apr, 2016 01:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Vive X is a $100 million fund for VR startups. HTC will lead the effort to help startups in this space bring their products to market.
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+34

Former SpaceX founding member is starting a new small rockets company

Posted in Science on 27th Apr, 2016 01:40 PM
by AlexMuller
While SpaceX is looking forward to launching its biggest, baddest rocket yet later this year, other companies are scaling down.
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+23

Apple revenue falls for first time since 2003

Posted in Business on 27th Apr, 2016 01:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Apple reported a 13% drop in its second quarter revenue on Tuesday as sales of iPhones slipped. China was a particular weak spot. Apple shares fell 8% in after hours trading.
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Google, Uber and others form self-driving car lobby to shape US policy

Posted in Business on 27th Apr, 2016 01:22 PM
by AlexMuller
Google, Uber, Lyft, Ford and Volvo, all developing self-driving car technology, have formed a lobbying group to take on regulation of autonomous vehicles.
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Giant wave-riding platform design puts solar power out to sea

Posted in Science on 26th Apr, 2016 12:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Solar energy has a great potential, but among the factors hindering its general application is that suitable land is not always available.
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+53

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