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World Energy Outlook 2016 sees renewables and natural gas transforming global energy through 2040

Posted in Business on 17th Nov, 2016 02:25 PM
by AlexMuller
The era of fossil fuels appears far from over.
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+35

SpaceX Files for FCC Approval for 4,425 Satellite Global Broadband Constellation

Posted in Business on 17th Nov, 2016 02:14 PM
by AlexMuller
Satellites, which will weight 386kg each, will orbit from 1,110 km to 1,325 km and provide services in the Ku and Ka frequency bands.
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+24

Google unveils new plans for its London HQ

Posted in Business on 16th Nov, 2016 12:14 PM
by AlexMuller
It's the search giant's first "wholly designed" building outside of the US.
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+38

Microsoft partners with Elon Musk-backed AI non-profit

Posted in Business on 16th Nov, 2016 12:09 PM
by AlexMuller
The research project will run experiments on Azure's cloud-based virtual machines.
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+21

China warns Trump against abandoning the Paris deal

Posted in Business on 14th Nov, 2016 12:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Beijing pushes for progress to prevent global warming, saying world wants to co-operate.
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+9

Britain Says It Will Ditch Coal Power By 2025

Posted in Business on 14th Nov, 2016 12:18 PM
by AlexMuller
After a year in which solar generated more power than coal for six months, the country has realised a transition to clean energy won't be so hard.
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+43

Foxconn's profit is up as increased deployment of robots improves cost control

Posted in Business on 13th Nov, 2016 11:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Foxconn has been working to expand automation on its campuses, including the iPhone assembly facility in Zhengzhou.
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+27

Major advance in solar cells made from cheap, easy-to-use perovskite

Posted in Business on 12th Nov, 2016 04:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Cells made from inexpensive and increasingly popular perovskite can more efficiently turn sunlight into electricity using a new technique.
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+44

Shift to automation may prevent Trump from delivering on his jobs promise

Posted in Business on 10th Nov, 2016 03:23 PM
by AlexMuller
Trump's victory was enabled by technology, everything from his use of social media to Clinton's email scandals to Russian hacking.
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+25

Climate change: Nations will push ahead with plans despite Trump

Posted in Business on 10th Nov, 2016 03:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Donald Trump promised to cancel the Paris Climate Agreement and restore jobs in the coal industry.
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+45

5 Big Tech Trends That Will Make This Election Look Tame

Posted in Business on 9th Nov, 2016 05:49 PM
by AlexMuller
Political campaigns are about to get hyper-personalized thanks to advances in a few exponential technologies.
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+41

Full Ariane 6 rocket funding is unlocked by ESA

Posted in Business on 9th Nov, 2016 05:37 PM
by AlexMuller
The final tranche of R&D funding needed to introduce a new rocket for Europe was committed on Wednesday.
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+28

Why investors are throwing heaps of money at machine learning

Posted in Business on 7th Nov, 2016 01:47 PM
by AlexMuller
The more they learn, the smarter they get and the more they’re going to utterly disrupt the economics of the world as we know it.
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+44

Tobii to raise $50M to bring its eye-tracking to VR and smartphones

Posted in Business on 7th Nov, 2016 01:35 PM
by AlexMuller
Tobii serves up tools that enable tech such as computers and smartphones to detect a user’s eye-orientation, thereby determining what they are looking at onscreen.
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Elon Musk: Robots will take your jobs, government will have to pay your wage

Posted in Business on 6th Nov, 2016 02:03 PM
by AlexMuller
"I am not sure what else one would do. I think that is what would happen."
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+33

For Americans, solar power can now come without the panel

Posted in Business on 5th Nov, 2016 12:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Arcadia Power launched a community solar program Nov. 3 that lets customers buy solar panels anywhere in the US.
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+36
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