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Solar panels surpass coal-fired electricity in previously 'unthinkable' feat

Posted in Business on 5th Oct, 2016 09:24 AM
by AlexMuller
In the UK, for six months until September, more electricity came from sunlight than coal-fired power stations.
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+37

Boeing CEO Vows to Beat SpaceX and Elon Musk to Mars

Posted in Business on 5th Oct, 2016 09:07 AM
by AlexMuller
'I’m convinced the first person to step foot on Mars will arrive there riding a Boeing rocket,'
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+25

SpaceX will invest $1 billion towards advanced engine systems

Posted in Business on 5th Oct, 2016 08:55 AM
by AlexMuller
Musk is spending tens of millions per year on developing his Mars colonization plans and the hardware for it. This will scale up to $200-300 million per year by 2018 or so.
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+45

Google's next big step for AI: Getting robots to teach each other new skills

Posted in Business on 4th Oct, 2016 09:01 PM
by AlexMuller
Robots haven't reached human intelligence yet, but Google's researchers are showing how they're closing the gap.
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+32

Paris climate deal: EU backs landmark agreement

Posted in Business on 4th Oct, 2016 07:33 PM
by AlexMuller
The European Parliament has backed the ratification of the Paris climate deal, paving the way for the world's first global agreement.
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China is developing plans for a suborbital space plane for tourists

Posted in Business on 4th Oct, 2016 01:34 AM
by AlexMuller
Unlike the Shuttle or the X037B, the smaller version of China's space plane will carry all its fuel internally, and the concept seems to lack booster rockets.
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+48

VCs invest record $500 million in augmented and virtual reality in Q3

Posted in Business on 4th Oct, 2016 01:11 AM
by AlexMuller
That was the ninth consecutive quarter of increased investment in the hot sector, which Digi-Capital estimates could be a $120 billion business by 2020.
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+33

HP Labs chief spells out the trends of the next 30 years

Posted in Business on 2nd Oct, 2016 05:00 AM
by AlexMuller
Shane Wall, chief technology officer and global head of HP Labs, talked to the press about four trends that will drive technology for the next 30 years.
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+42

Minecraft VR demos hit Microsoft's stores to promote Virtual Reality

Posted in Business on 1st Oct, 2016 02:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Minecraft is one of the biggest properties in the world. And that means it could attract even more attention to the burgeoning VR medium.
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+24

SpaceX sets a date to return to orbit following the Falcon 9 launchpad explosion

Posted in Business on 1st Oct, 2016 02:29 PM
by AlexMuller
The company appears ready to get back on the orbital horse with plans for its next launch set for as soon as November.
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+31

Google says its new AI-powered translation tool scores nearly identically to human translators

Posted in Business on 30th Sep, 2016 05:19 PM
by AlexMuller
Google Machine Neural Translation is nearly indistinguishable from human translation on standardized tests, the company said.
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Google, Facebook, Amazon join forces on future of AI

Posted in Business on 29th Sep, 2016 05:50 PM
by AlexMuller
The world's biggest technology companies are joining forces to consider the future of artificial intelligence.
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Why India's commercial space programme is thriving

Posted in Business on 29th Sep, 2016 05:26 PM
by AlexMuller
In June India launched 20 satellites in a single mission, the most in the history of the country's ambitious space program. Seventeen of those were foreign.
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Boeing Eyes Moon-Orbiting Space Station as Waypoint to Mars

Posted in Business on 29th Sep, 2016 05:13 PM
by AlexMuller
"If we're thinking about going that far away to Mars, we need to take a kind of interim step,"
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+34

Builders to lose jobs as machines take over, says construction boss

Posted in Business on 28th Sep, 2016 06:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Skyscrapers in the City of London could soon be built by robots rather than by people, according to the boss of one of the UK’s biggest construction firms.
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Musk outlines his vision for Mars colony and the future of space

Posted in Business on 28th Sep, 2016 06:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Entrepreneur Elon Musk has outlined his vision for establishing a human colony on Mars for people that can afford a $200,000 ticket price.
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