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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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+48

China becomes the world's largest solar power producer

Posted in Business on 6th Feb, 2017 04:05 PM
by Alex Muller
As it stands, solar energy represents only one percent of the country’s energy output.
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+22

How AI will transform education in 2017

Posted in Business on 5th Feb, 2017 08:18 PM
by Alex Muller
Education has mostly followed the same structure for centuries, e.g., the “sage on a stage” and “assembly line” models.
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+33

Virtual Reality’s breakout 2016 saw 6.3 million headsets shipped

Posted in Business on 5th Feb, 2017 08:10 PM
by Alex Muller
A report from market research firm Super Data offers new estimates for the market size of virtual reality in 2016, suggesting 6.3 million VR headsets were shipped in 2016.
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+47

Rocket problems may delay SpaceX's first crewed launches

Posted in Business on 4th Feb, 2017 11:18 PM
by Alex Muller
If confirmed, cracks in the falcon 9's fuel pumps could pose a threat to astronauts.
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+39

Factory Replaces 90% Of Workers With Robots, Sees 250% Production Increase

Posted in Business on 2nd Feb, 2017 07:08 PM
by AlexMuller
The trial for the robots is going so well that the general manager said that the number of human employees may drop to 20 someday.
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+46

Facebook loses $500m Oculus virtual reality case

Posted in Business on 2nd Feb, 2017 06:51 PM
by AlexMuller
A US court has awarded $500m (£395m) to a firm which sued Facebook and other defendants over the use of its virtual reality technology.
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+22

An AI Law Firm Wants to 'Automate the Entire Legal World'

Posted in Business on 30th Jan, 2017 06:29 PM
by Megan Ray Nichols
Unchanged for the past hundred years, the legal industry now faces its turn to be automatized.
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+52

Apple shares back in vogue as Wall Street bets on iPhone surge

Posted in Business on 29th Jan, 2017 05:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Investors bet that the release of a 10th-anniversary iPhone and pent up customer demand will shore up shrinking sales.
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+26

Renewable Energy Is Creating Jobs 12 Times Faster Than the Rest of the Economy

Posted in Business on 28th Jan, 2017 05:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Solar and wind jobs have grown at rates of about 20% annually in recent years.
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+47

Manufacturing jobs are finally returning to North America…for robots

Posted in Business on 28th Jan, 2017 05:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Automation threatens jobs on every continent.
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+28

Ireland votes to be world’s first country to fully divest from fossil fuels

Posted in Business on 27th Jan, 2017 06:05 PM
by AlexMuller
The country’s parliament just passed “first-of-its-kind fossil fuel divestment legislation” with a majority vote.
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