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US Solar Market Grows 95% in 2016, Smashes Records

Posted in Hardware on 16th Feb, 2017 03:41 PM
by Alex Muller
The United States solar market nearly doubled its annual record, topping out at 14,626 megawatts of solar PV installed in 2016.
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Trump investigating the large scale development of space with SpaceX a likely big winner

Posted in Hardware on 15th Feb, 2017 06:53 PM
by Alex Muller
The Trump administration is considering a bold and controversial vision for the U.S. space program.
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+38

Talking to a Computer May Soon to Diagnose Illness

Posted in Hardware on 14th Feb, 2017 05:29 PM
by Alex Muller
In recent years, technology has been producing more and more novel ways to diagnose and treat illness.
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+35

Musk says that humans must have a high bandwidth cyborg connection to computers to remain relevant in the age of AI

Posted in Hardware on 14th Feb, 2017 05:11 PM
by Alex Muller
Elon Musk says humans need to merge with machines to become a sort of cyborg.
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+32

Solar can already generate more energy than oil, says scientific review

Posted in Hardware on 13th Feb, 2017 10:16 AM
by Alex Muller
While the world has been going crazy, solar has quietly tipped over the edge and kicked oil and gas off the cliff of history.
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+43

Japan is building the world’s largest floating solar power plant

Posted in Hardware on 12th Feb, 2017 12:47 PM
by Alex Muller
Japan doesn't have much land to spare. Tokyo Leasing Corporation along with Kyocera Corporation have announced a project to built the World’s Largest Floating Solar Plant.
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+34

China will go from 1% solar power in 2016 to possibly 2.5% power generation from solar in 2020

Posted in Hardware on 8th Feb, 2017 05:59 PM
by Alex Muller
China aims to boost the mix of non-fossil fuel generated power to 20 percent by 2030 from 11 percent today.
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+45

SpaceX could relaunch a first stage booster in March

Posted in Hardware on 8th Feb, 2017 05:53 PM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX could relaunch a first stage booster in March and is working towards dozens of reuses to eventually lower costs by up to 50+ percent.
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+23

China becomes the world's largest solar power producer

Posted in Hardware on 6th Feb, 2017 04:05 PM
by Alex Muller
As it stands, solar energy represents only one percent of the country’s energy output.
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+22

How AI will transform education in 2017

Posted in Hardware on 5th Feb, 2017 08:18 PM
by Alex Muller
Education has mostly followed the same structure for centuries, e.g., the “sage on a stage” and “assembly line” models.
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+33

Virtual Reality’s breakout 2016 saw 6.3 million headsets shipped

Posted in Hardware on 5th Feb, 2017 08:10 PM
by Alex Muller
A report from market research firm Super Data offers new estimates for the market size of virtual reality in 2016, suggesting 6.3 million VR headsets were shipped in 2016.
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Rocket problems may delay SpaceX's first crewed launches

Posted in Hardware on 4th Feb, 2017 11:18 PM
by Alex Muller
If confirmed, cracks in the falcon 9's fuel pumps could pose a threat to astronauts.
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+39

Factory Replaces 90% Of Workers With Robots, Sees 250% Production Increase

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Feb, 2017 07:08 PM
by AlexMuller
The trial for the robots is going so well that the general manager said that the number of human employees may drop to 20 someday.
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+46

Facebook loses $500m Oculus virtual reality case

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Feb, 2017 06:51 PM
by AlexMuller
A US court has awarded $500m (£395m) to a firm which sued Facebook and other defendants over the use of its virtual reality technology.
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+22

Robots could help solve social care crisis, say academics

Posted in Hardware on 31st Jan, 2017 04:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Humanoid robots, with cultural awareness and a good bedside manner, could help solve the crisis over care for the elderly, academics say.
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+48

Startup raises $679,000 to rebuild ancient sites in VR

Posted in Hardware on 30th Jan, 2017 06:15 PM
by AlexMuller
Archaeology isn’t an easy job, but it becomes easier in virtual reality, where you can walk around ancient buildings as if they were still there.
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