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Google's grand plan to target the 'next billion' internet users

Posted in Online on 27th Sep, 2016 05:33 PM
by AlexMuller
The internet giant unveiled myriad new products, programs, and updates as it looks to ramp up its efforts to get in front of 'the next billion' internet users.
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On Sept 27 Musk will give a live-streamed talk on how SpaceX plans to colonize Mars

Posted in Business on 21st Sep, 2016 06:51 PM
by AlexMuller
'Making Humans a Multiplanetary Species'. The talk will be delivered at the International Astronautical Congress.
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+23

Microsoft aims to 'solve' cancer within 10 years by 'reprogramming' diseased cells

Posted in Business on 21st Sep, 2016 06:36 PM
by AlexMuller
MS aims to 'solve the problem of cancer' within a decade by using computer science to crack the code of diseased cells.
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+7

Researchers Develop New Understandings of Memory Formation with Brain Simulation

Posted in Science on 15th Sep, 2016 10:15 AM
by AlexMuller
A remarkable property of the network is its ability to retrieve previously stored memories from incomplete or degraded versions.
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+18

SpaceX Will Start Launching Rockets Again in November

Posted in Business on 15th Sep, 2016 10:03 AM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX had both the first flight of its massive Falcon Heavy and the first re-flight of a Falcon 9 rocket scheduled to go up this fall. Both of those flights were pushed back.
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+26

Living Eye Implant Uses Lab-Grown Cells to Restore Sight

Posted in Science on 15th Sep, 2016 09:55 AM
by AlexMuller
Cells were regenerated and multiplied on a synthetic hydrogel film, then the film was implanted back into subjects’ eyes.
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+21

Tim Cook says augmented reality will be bigger than virtual reality

Posted in Business on 15th Sep, 2016 09:50 AM
by AlexMuller
Cook has been dropping hints about Apple's interest in augmented and virtual reality since the beginning of the year.
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+23

AI will eliminate 6 percent of US jobs in five years, says report

Posted in Business on 14th Sep, 2016 10:00 AM
by AlexMuller
Within 5 years AI will eliminate many positions in customer service, trucking and taxi services, amounting to 6 percent of jobs, according to a Forrester report.
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+45

The NIH will track brains of 10,000 kids as they grow up

Posted in Science on 14th Sep, 2016 09:39 AM
by AlexMuller
The massive brain development study will span a decade
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+40

Pump CO2 into rocks, report urges

Posted in Science on 14th Sep, 2016 09:16 AM
by AlexMuller
The costs of tackling climate change can be slashed if a network of pipes is built to store waste carbon dioxide under the North Sea, a report says.
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+27

Jeff Bezos has designs for larger reusable rockets than the SpaceX Falcon Heavy

Posted in Hardware on 13th Sep, 2016 10:32 AM
by AlexMuller
Amazon boss has revealed details of the big, reusable rocket he has been developing inside Blue Origin space company.
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+43

New evidence shows the moon formed from melted bits of earth

Posted in Science on 13th Sep, 2016 10:20 AM
by AlexMuller
Around 4.5 billion years ago, when the solar system was still in its infancy, a Mars-sized planet collided with the proto-Earth and blasted our baby planet to smithereens.
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+41

Razer is investing $30 million into games, tech, and VR

Posted in Games on 13th Sep, 2016 10:12 AM
by AlexMuller
This is different from the OSVR Fund that Razer is heavily involved with and works on offering platform-agnostic VR games.
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+25

With PeppAR Waiter, SoftBank’s cute robot shows you your food in 3D before you order

Posted in Software on 12th Sep, 2016 10:15 AM
by AlexMuller
We've seen Pepper used as a restaurant waiter before but the addition of AR turns things up a notch
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+45

Negative experiences on Facebook linked to increased depression risk in young adults

Posted in Online on 12th Sep, 2016 09:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Online social interactions could have important consequences for mental health.
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+28

Brains and AI Neural networks are powerful thanks to physics, not math

Posted in Software on 12th Sep, 2016 09:19 AM
by AlexMuller
The very nature of the universe helps deep learning computers solve problems quickly.
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+53

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