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Bill Gates Says Job Stealing Robots Need to Pay Taxes

Posted in Business on 20th Feb, 2017 04:29 PM
by Alex Muller
Bill Gates thinks that, as automation makes jobs obsolete, governments should impose a tax on robots.
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+25

SpaceX will delay their first unmanned Red Dragon Mars mission until 2020

Posted in Business on 19th Feb, 2017 05:47 PM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX will focus more heavily on their crew program and their Falcon Heavy program.
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+37

With the New Administration, NASA Just Got Real About Returning to the Moon

Posted in Business on 18th Feb, 2017 03:03 PM
by Alex Muller
President Trump has signalled his interest in a robust manned space program.
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+48

Alphabet’s Project Loon now requires fewer balloons to beam down internet

Posted in Business on 17th Feb, 2017 03:06 PM
by Alex Muller
Researchers at Google say they are 'years closer' to rolling out a network of huge balloons to provide connectivity to rural areas.
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+39

US Solar Market Grows 95% in 2016, Smashes Records

Posted in Business on 16th Feb, 2017 03:41 PM
by Alex Muller
The United States solar market nearly doubled its annual record, topping out at 14,626 megawatts of solar PV installed in 2016.
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+31

NASA wants to put astronauts on the very first launch of its new mega-rocket

Posted in Business on 16th Feb, 2017 03:30 PM
by Alex Muller
The Space Launch System could carry astronauts as soon as 2019.
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+27

Trump investigating the large scale development of space with SpaceX a likely big winner

Posted in Business on 15th Feb, 2017 06:53 PM
by Alex Muller
The Trump administration is considering a bold and controversial vision for the U.S. space program.
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+38

Apple’s share price hits record-high close

Posted in Business on 14th Feb, 2017 05:20 PM
by Alex Muller
Its increase helped balloon the S&P 500’s market capitalisation on Monday beyond $20 trillion for the first time.
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+27

Musk says that humans must have a high bandwidth cyborg connection to computers to remain relevant in the age of AI

Posted in Business on 14th Feb, 2017 05:11 PM
by Alex Muller
Elon Musk says humans need to merge with machines to become a sort of cyborg.
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+32

Solar can already generate more energy than oil, says scientific review

Posted in Business on 13th Feb, 2017 10:16 AM
by Alex Muller
While the world has been going crazy, solar has quietly tipped over the edge and kicked oil and gas off the cliff of history.
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+43

SpaceX plans worldwide satellite Internet with low latency, gigabit speed

Posted in Business on 13th Feb, 2017 10:08 AM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX designing low-Earth orbit satellites to dramatically reduce latency.
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+37

Trump's Advisers Want to Return Humans to the Moon in Three Years

Posted in Business on 13th Feb, 2017 10:04 AM
by Alex Muller
The plan could dramatically shift the mission of the space agency, prioritising low-Earth orbit activity over distant exploration.
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+22

New government support for British spaceports

Posted in Business on 11th Feb, 2017 09:47 AM
by Alex Muller
The government is looking to push forward commercial spaceflight activity in the UK with a series of grants totalling £10m.
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+43

China will go from 1% solar power in 2016 to possibly 2.5% power generation from solar in 2020

Posted in Business on 8th Feb, 2017 05:59 PM
by Alex Muller
China aims to boost the mix of non-fossil fuel generated power to 20 percent by 2030 from 11 percent today.
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+45

3 common jobs AI will augment or displace

Posted in Business on 8th Feb, 2017 05:47 PM
by Alex Muller
Many of the jobs that will be automated are the same jobs companies have been outsourcing for years:
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+42

90% of Government Admins Could Be Replaced With Chatbots, Says Thinktank

Posted in Business on 6th Feb, 2017 04:25 PM
by Alex Muller
Public services should deliver outcomes that matter to users, and meet expectations of interacting via technology.
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