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Solar to nearly triple by 2020 to about 450 GW and Wind to be about 750 GW

Posted in Business on 23rd Mar, 2016 07:39 PM
by AlexMuller
In 2015, China added more than 15 gigawatts of solar capacity, surpassing Germany as the largest solar market.
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+35

Apple unveils a smaller iPhone and a smaller version of iPad Pro

Posted in Business on 22nd Mar, 2016 05:45 PM
by AlexMuller
The iPhone SE has the same processing and graphics performance of the larger Apple 6S. The new iPad Pro will have a 9.7 inch screen, the same size as the original iPad.
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+21

Google may be looking to sell robotics company Boston Dynamics

Posted in Business on 18th Mar, 2016 07:17 PM
by AlexMuller
According to Bloomberg, possible acquirers of Boston Dynamics include Toyota Research Institute and Amazon, two companies that have experience using robots.
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+21

Google's Eric Schmidt says robots will take our jobs and the rise of AI is a natural progression

Posted in Business on 16th Mar, 2016 02:10 PM
by AlexMuller
"There's no question that as AI becomes more pervasive, people doing routine, repetitive tasks will be at risk."
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+47

Climate change deal: 'Zero carbon' laws promised by UK government

Posted in Business on 15th Mar, 2016 05:23 PM
by AlexMuller
Under current law, emissions must be cut by 80% by 2050, but ministers have said this does not go far enough.
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+23

Facebook is donating servers to speed up Artificial Intelligence research

Posted in Business on 14th Mar, 2016 05:11 PM
by AlexMuller
The big tech companies investing in AI research, as studies suggest that the impact of AI over the next decades will be enormous.
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+43

Google Knows Its Self-Driving Cars Are 'Going to Have Worse Days'

Posted in Business on 13th Mar, 2016 08:35 PM
by AlexMuller
'It’s too important not to move forward with the technology. I know that the net benefit will be better for society.'
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+45

Rodney Brooks Gives 3 Tips for Young People Interested in A.I.

Posted in Business on 13th Mar, 2016 08:23 PM
by AlexMuller
The former director of the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab has some interesting suggestions on how to advance the field:
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+27

Solar is heading for giant boom times in the US

Posted in Business on 11th Mar, 2016 06:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Big solar power plants still provide a measly 0.6 percent of overall US electricity. But they are headed up a steep growth curve.
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+39

Blue Origin hopes to send tourists into space in 2018

Posted in Business on 10th Mar, 2016 04:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Amazon CEO and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos said he hopes to begin launching crewed test flights in 2017.
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+53

India's big move into solar is already paying off

Posted in Business on 7th Mar, 2016 03:12 PM
by AlexMuller
As the price of solar power keeps plummeting, India's massive bet on solar power is paying off far earlier than anticipated.
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+46

The Multi-Billion Dollar Robotics Market Is About to Boom

Posted in Business on 7th Mar, 2016 02:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Robotics as a technology has reached its tipping point. Worldwide spending on robotics will nearly double by 2019.
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+29

Survey finds two-thirds of US consumers don’t know virtual reality headsets exist

Posted in Business on 5th Mar, 2016 01:43 PM
by AlexMuller
A poll of 3,000 people reflective of the United States population; some interesting feedback.
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+22

SpaceX has at last managed to launch its latest mission; first stage landing failed as predicted

Posted in Business on 5th Mar, 2016 01:34 PM
by AlexMuller
The Falcon has placed a telecoms satellite in orbit for the Luxembourg operator SES.
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+40

Archinaut, a 3D Printing Robot to Make Big Structures in Space

Posted in Business on 3rd Mar, 2016 05:16 PM
by AlexMuller
Made In Space is partnering with Northrop Grumman and Oceaneering Space Systems to build a combination 3D printer and robotic arm that will operate in orbit.
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+45

Google experiments with a way to pay without taking out your phone

Posted in Business on 3rd Mar, 2016 04:58 PM
by AlexMuller
The end result is that a point of sale device is already aware of your phone’s presence, and when you want to pay for something, you can do so through Hands Free.
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