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Renewable Energy Just Hit a Big Milestone

Posted in Hardware on 27th Jul, 2017 02:59 PM
by Alex Muller
This year, for the first time in the modern nuclear era, renewable energy has surpassed nuclear power as a percentage of U.S. energy generation.
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+18

Telescope design promises to revolutionize amateur astronomy

Posted in Hardware on 24th Jul, 2017 05:27 PM
by Alex Muller
A telescope that promises to deliver an unparalleled view of the cosmos to amateur astronomers, and provide the opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge science.
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+8

China Plans to Use AI to Gain Global Economic Dominance by 2030

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Jul, 2017 07:05 PM
by Alex Muller
The country’s government has announced a scheme to surpass Western nations and shape the future of AI.
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+38

Elon Musk thinks a moon base would fire up public support for space

Posted in Hardware on 21st Jul, 2017 01:25 PM
by Alex Muller
Musk also said that his tunneling company (The Boring Company) could aid in Mars colonization as well.
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+33

SpaceX's Big New Rocket May Crash on 1st Flight, Elon Musk Says

Posted in Hardware on 20th Jul, 2017 06:07 PM
by Alex Muller
Elon Musk is tamping down expectations about the maiden launch of SpaceX's huge new Falcon Heavy rocket.
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+24

Alphabet’s X announces Glass Enterprise Edition, a hands-free device for hands-on workers

Posted in Hardware on 19th Jul, 2017 01:46 PM
by Alex Muller
The new 'Glass 2.0' design makes significant improvements over the original Glass.
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+29

Google wants to sell quantum computing in the cloud

Posted in Hardware on 19th Jul, 2017 01:19 PM
by Alex Muller
It's taking steps to offer quantum tech beyond the lab.
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+26

Scientists design solar cell that captures nearly all energy of solar spectrum

Posted in Hardware on 13th Jul, 2017 03:03 PM
by Alex Muller
A prototype for a solar cell that integrates multiple cells stacked into a single device capable of capturing nearly all of the solar spectrum.
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+37

Musk Sets September as a Target for Mars Mission

Posted in Hardware on 12th Jul, 2017 06:08 PM
by Alex Muller
After teasing updates to SpaceX's plans for Mars over Twitter, CEO and founder Elon Musk has now set a potential date and venue for their actual arrival:
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+44

DARPA Funding Brain-Computer Interfaces For Blindness, Paralysis and Speech Disorders

Posted in Hardware on 12th Jul, 2017 04:57 PM
by Alex Muller
BCIs could allow us to read the thoughts of others and improve our capacity for learning.
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+31

Spacex robotics will help drive down costs and increase launch frequency

Posted in Hardware on 11th Jul, 2017 03:49 PM
by Alex Muller
Two weeks ago, Spacex successfully launched and recovered two Falcon 9 first stage boosters in the space of 49 hours.
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The AI revolution in science

Posted in Hardware on 8th Jul, 2017 03:31 PM
by Alex Muller
In a revolution that extends across much of science, researchers are unleashing artificial intelligence, often in the form of artificial neural networks.
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+48

Ultra-stable perovskite solar cell remains stable for more than a year

Posted in Hardware on 6th Jul, 2017 02:46 PM
by Alex Muller
Scientists have built a low-cost and ultra-stable perovskite solar cell that has been running at 11.2 percent efficiency for over a year, without loss in performance.
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+28

Understanding the Real Innovation Behind the iPhone

Posted in Hardware on 5th Jul, 2017 04:39 PM
by Alex Muller
We know now that the iPhone transformed the mobile phone business, the internet economy and, in many ways, society as a whole.
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+26

Global solar installations jump 50 percent in 2016, IEA says

Posted in Hardware on 4th Jul, 2017 05:40 PM
by Alex Muller
Between 70 and 75 gigawatts worth of solar panels came online, with close to half those installations coming in China, where solar capacity more than doubled last year.
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+38

China’s moon programme takes a hit due to Long March rocket failure

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Jul, 2017 03:59 PM
by Alex Muller
Causes are still being investigated, but the second Long March mishap in two weeks was probably due more to bad luck than incompetence.
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