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Delay for Nasa's TESS planet-hunting space telescope

Posted in Hardware on 17th Apr, 2018 01:20 AM
by Alex Muller
The launch of Nasa's Tess planet-hunter has been postponed and it will not now lift off until Wednesday at the earliest.
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Why China will win the global race for complete AI dominance

Posted in Hardware on 17th Apr, 2018 01:17 AM
by Alex Muller
China will be the world's dominant player in artificial intelligence by 2030. This isn’t a prediction by a researcher or academic, it’s government policy from Beijing.
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+34

NASA, SpaceX to launch spacecraft to find another Earth

Posted in Hardware on 15th Apr, 2018 03:22 AM
by Alex Muller
TESS is scheduled to launch Monday aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
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+21

Rolls-Royce and Boeing invest in UK space engine

Posted in Hardware on 13th Apr, 2018 12:39 AM
by Alex Muller
Reaction Engines Limited (REL), the UK company developing a revolutionary aerospace engine, has announced investments from both Boeing and Rolls-Royce.
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+27

HTC expects 5G to boost VR and AR sales, but not until 2020

Posted in Hardware on 12th Apr, 2018 11:55 PM
by Alex Muller
Virtual and augmented reality headset sales are improving after a rocky 2017, but HTC says that VR and AR will really take off when 5G networks become available.
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India’s Gujarat approves 5GW solar park

Posted in Hardware on 11th Apr, 2018 02:46 PM
by Alex Muller
The Indian state of Gujarat has approved what could be the world’s largest solar park once completed, standing at 5GW capacity, according to chief minister Vijay Rupani.
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Twenty-four EU countries sign artificial intelligence pact in bid to compete with US & China

Posted in Hardware on 11th Apr, 2018 02:32 PM
by Alex Muller
Twenty-four EU countries pledged to band together to form a 'European approach' to artificial intelligence.
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+29

Device lets users 'speak silently' with a computer by just thinking

Posted in Hardware on 11th Apr, 2018 02:23 PM
by Alex Muller
A system that allows someone to communicate silently and privately with a computer or the internet by simply thinking without requiring any facial muscle movement.
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+21

For every $1 the US put into adding renewable energy last year, China put in $3

Posted in Hardware on 9th Apr, 2018 05:21 PM
by Alex Muller
China, the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, is determined to re-balance its energy mix, and incorporate more clean energy.
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+26

Solar PV and wind are on track to replace fossil within two decades

Posted in Hardware on 7th Apr, 2018 08:53 AM
by Alex Muller
The reality is that the rising tide of solar photovoltaics (PV) and wind energy offers our only realistic chance of avoiding dangerous climate change.
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SpaceX reaches the promised land of launching every two weeks

Posted in Hardware on 5th Apr, 2018 10:55 AM
by Alex Muller
Gwynne Shotwell said SpaceX would increase flight rate by 50 percent. It has.
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SoftBank and Saudi Arabia to build world's biggest solar farm

Posted in Hardware on 4th Apr, 2018 02:34 PM
by Alex Muller
The project could cost an eye-watering $200 billion.
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+18

Google invests in 6,000-mile subsea cable system connecting Japan to Australia

Posted in Hardware on 4th Apr, 2018 02:18 PM
by Alex Muller
Work has begun on a new subsea cable system connecting Japan with Australia, Google has joined as an investor and key member.
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+16

Zipline blood delivery drone applies for US trial

Posted in Hardware on 4th Apr, 2018 02:10 PM
by Alex Muller
Drone delivery firm Zipline has revealed a new aircraft that it says will let it make up to 500 deliveries every day.
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+15

SoftBank, China's GCL team up for $930 million Indian solar venture

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Apr, 2018 06:25 AM
by Alex Muller
The venture will work on photovoltaic technology, which is used in solar panels.
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+12

AI 'poses less risk to jobs than feared' says OECD

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Apr, 2018 06:19 AM
by Alex Muller
Fewer people's jobs are likely to be destroyed by artificial intelligence and robots than has been suggested by a much-cited study, an OECD report says.
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