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Softbank buys Boston Dynamics a leading robotics company

Posted in Business on 10th Jun, 2017 03:52 AM
by Alex Muller
A subsidiary of SoftBank has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire robotics pioneer Boston Dynamics from Alphabet Inc.
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+31

Europe's Weather Boosts Renewables to Record Highs

Posted in Business on 9th Jun, 2017 04:56 AM
by Alex Muller
The U.K., Germany, and Denmark have seen clean energy blow past fossil fuels this month.
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+34

No More Playing Games: AlphaGo AI to Tackle Some Real World Challenges

Posted in Business on 7th Jun, 2017 04:21 PM
by Alex Muller
AlphaGo will now retire from playing Go, leaving behind a legacy of games played against itself.
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+48

World renewable energy production increases by record levels in 2016, enough to power half of Western Europe

Posted in Business on 7th Jun, 2017 04:10 PM
by Alex Muller
Huge amounts of renewable energy added last year.
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+22

Here are the six big announcements Apple just made

Posted in Business on 6th Jun, 2017 03:33 AM
by Alex Muller
Here's what you might have missed if you didn't tune in.
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+26

China just switched on the world's largest floating solar power plant

Posted in Business on 5th Jun, 2017 05:12 PM
by Alex Muller
It wasn’t too long ago that China had a reputation as a coal-guzzling, smog-blanketed polluter.
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+31

Lives saved by replacing coal with solar photovoltaic

Posted in Business on 3rd Jun, 2017 02:02 PM
by Alex Muller
Poor air quality from coal combustion adversely impacts human health.
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+26

Tech leaders defy Trump on climate deal

Posted in Business on 2nd Jun, 2017 02:39 PM
by Alex Muller
The biggest US tech firms are rallying behind the 2015 Paris climate agreement, despite President Trump's decision to leave it.
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+28

California plan for 100% renewable energy by 2045 clears key hurdle

Posted in Business on 1st Jun, 2017 02:15 PM
by Alex Muller
California will receive all of its power from renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, by 2045.
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+34

If Waymo could capture 10% of global car miles driven by 2030 then it would have $700 billion valuation

Posted in Business on 1st Jun, 2017 02:12 PM
by Alex Muller
Waymo's value is not being taken into account in Alphabet’s current stock price.
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+23

Expert Asserts That Universal Basic Income Would Eliminate Poverty

Posted in Business on 1st Jun, 2017 02:02 PM
by Alex Muller
Rutger Bregman gave a TED Talk on Universal Basic Income and how pulling people out of poverty will give them more choice in life.
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+32

Trump 'poised to quit Paris climate deal'

Posted in Business on 31st May, 2017 06:05 PM
by Alex Muller
US President Donald Trump is poised to pull the country out of the Paris climate accord, US media report, quoting senior officials.
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+41

Google AI Building AI Is a Step Toward Self-Improving AI

Posted in Business on 31st May, 2017 06:02 PM
by Alex Muller
Reaching the technological singularity is almost certainly going to involve AI that is able to improve itself.
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+24

Renewable energy generation in the US dramatically exceeds 2012 predictions

Posted in Business on 31st May, 2017 05:55 PM
by Alex Muller
It’s a testament to falling prices, incentives but also reflects conservative estimates.
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+33

Tech giants acquired 34 AI startups in Q1 2017

Posted in Business on 29th May, 2017 01:51 PM
by Alex Muller
A total of 34 artificial intelligence startups were acquired in the first quarter of this year, more than twice the amount of activity in the year-ago quarter.
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+47

Forward Labs' new solar roof is 33% cheaper than Tesla's, and it can be installed in half the time

Posted in Business on 29th May, 2017 01:49 PM
by Alex Muller
Monocrystalline solar cells with a higher density that other solar roofing options.
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