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System Failure: How Politics and Bad Decisions Starved New York’s Subways

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Soaring SalariesEven in the face of the financial crisis and budget shortfalls, the M.T.A. has given concession after concession to its main labor union.Members of the Transport Workers Union got a total of 19 percent in pay raises between 2009 and 2016, compared with 12 percent for the city’s teachers union over the same period.The labor contracts also ga... Read More
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Ambassador to NATO unsure if US will impose sanctions on Turkey for S-400 buy

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HALIFAX, Canada — On Friday, the U.S. ambassador to NATO stopped short of saying that that the United States will impose sanctions on Turkey if it goes through with its purchase of the Russian S-400 missile system, but said Turkey understands “all of the ramifications” of its decisions. Earlier this week, Turkey’s defense minister claimed to have wrapped up a deal with Russia for its S-400 anti-aircraft system, which NATO is concerned could hamper the interoperability of the alliances’ defenses, as a Russian system will ... Read More
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Why Are Corruption Cases Crumbling? Some Blame the Supreme Court

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“For years, the court has been hacking away at the prosecutorial tools for combating bribery and corruption,” said Zephyr Teachout, a law professor at Fordham University in New York who has written extensively on the issue and who ran for governor in 2014. “Increasingly, the court has made it really hard to bring cases against anyone but the most inept criminals.”The trend began in 1999 when a Supreme Court case called United States v. Sun Diamond Growers of California chipped away at the government’s ability to prosecute officials for taking... Read More
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Punch mechs and manage mercs in Battletech

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The release of the XCOM reboot in 2012 has ushered in a new golden age of strategy/tactics hybrids. The formula seems simple: intricate turn-based combat as the core focus of the game, with a strategic layer that helps provide motivation and progression without being overwhelming. It’s a great formula, leading to instant classics like XCOM and Darkest Dungeon, as well as some compelling experiments like Massive Chalice and Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock. But for all their strengths the XCOM-like genre or what we can call tactical management games (tac-mans!) have a consistent flaw: the strategic layer is really hard to balance, especially in t... Read More
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Pixel Buds review, OnePlus 5T, and iPhone X a few weeks later

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This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Paul, and Dieter run through a few things in the tech world that happened this week, like reviews for Google’s Pixel Buds and Microsoft’s Surface Book 2, and the announcement of the OnePlus 5T. Also, Lauren Goode stops by the show to talk about season 2 of her video series Next Level, ... Read More
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Everything we learned from the Tesla Semi and Roadster event

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Doubts that Elon Musk would be unable to put on a raucous reveal party were put to rest late Thursday night. Amid Tesla’s “production hell” this fall, the automaker delivered two beacons of hope for the California-based company’s future. The Tesla Semi drew excitement from the crowd at the Hawthorne, California facility, as people eagerly waited for Musk to emerge from the big truck. But the surprise showing of the ... Read More
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Busse: The intersection of customer service and social media

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If you’re a regular social media user, you’re probably familiar with people using these channels to make complaints, praise companies, start a discussion, or indulge in a mud-slinging match. Online social media communications have changed the way people seek out services and products and make buying decisions. More of your customers are turning to social channels and looking to other customers for service insights and assessments. It puts the power into the hands of the customer and forces companies to actually do good, not just tell us they do good. Customer interactions used to be one-on-one. Now they’re one-on-many. What was once a company-controlled marketplace has become an uncontrolled, honest place where o... Read More
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Telephonics settles overbilling for $4.25M

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Farmingdale-based Telephonics has agreed to pay $4.25 million to the United States government to settle claims that the firm overbilled for certain military contracts a decade ago. The United States Department of Justice said the excessive charges were  to provide vehicle-mounted counter-improvised explosive device systems known as Warlock Systems to the Army and radar or LAMPS systems to the Navy. Telephonics between 2004 and 2007 subcontracted to provide work and materials for the assembly of the Army’s Warlock Systems and the Navy’s LAMPS Systems. The Warlock Systems are installed in vehicles to interrupt wireless systems designed to trigger improvised explosive... Read More
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Man gets threats—not bug bounty—after finding DJI customer data in public view

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Enlarge / A security researcher says he was trying to play fair with DJI's bug bounty program. DJI calls him a hacker who exposed customer data.DJI, the Chinese company that manufactures the popular Phantom brand of consumer quadcopter drones, was informed in September that developers had left the private keys for both the "wildcard" certificate for all the company's Web domains and the keys to cloud storage accounts on Amazon Web Services exposed publicly in code posted to GitHub. Using the data, researcher Kevin Finisterre was able to access flight log data and ... Read More
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Trilobites: A Population of Billions May Have Contributed to This Bird’s Extinction

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But passenger pigeons were so plentiful and so mobile that beneficial genetic mutations spread and detrimental ones disappeared very quickly throughout their population. This caused a loss in overall genetic diversity, which meant less raw material for adapting to human-induced change.It’s “totally the opposite of what you would expect,” Dr. Fritz said.In the new study, a team of evolutionary biologists compared the genomes of four passenger pigeon specimens from different geographic regions with those of two band-tailed pigeons, a close living relative, and saw signatures of remarka... Read More
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Trilobites: How Snapdragons Beckon Bees With More Than One Color

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But how did the snapdragon cousins create accented patterns that appeared to be equally effective in the same environment?To find out how color differences in these snapdragons arose, scientists compared the genomes of the subspecies in a study published Thursday in Science. ... Read More
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Analyst Notes Challenges for New Tesla Truck

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Tesla unveiled its new electric semitractor-trailer Thursday night near its design center in Hawthorne, California. CEO Elon Musk says the semi is capable of traveling 500 miles on an electric charge and will cost less than a diesel semi. (Nov. 17)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Tesla Unveils an Electric Rival to Semi Trucks

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He said the truck would be no less groundbreaking, claiming it would have a single-charge range of 500 miles, greater than many analysts had expected and enough to serve in many typical trucking routes.The truck can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in five seconds without a trailer, and in 20 seconds when carrying a maximum load of 80,000 pounds, less than a third of the time required for a diesel truck, he said.... Read More
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Stitch Fix Prepares an I.P.O. in the Shadow of Amazon

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Should a customer keep everything in a box — a “fix,” in the company’s jargon — they receive a 25 percent discount.“I founded Stitch Fix to take on a very human problem: How do I find clothes I love?” Ms. Lake wrote in a letter to potential investors that is included in the company’s I.P.O. prospectus. “Spending a day at the mall, or devoting hours of time to sifting through millions of products online is time consuming, overwhelming and neither effective nor enjoyable. I knew there had to be another way.... Read More
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F.C.C. Opens Door to More Consolidation in TV Business

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Local media organizations, he has argued, would have a greater shot at competing against those internet giants by combining resources in local markets.“It’s a simple proposition: The media ownership regulations of 2017 should match the media marketplace of 2017,” Mr. Pai said on Thursday. “That’s the proposition the F.C.C. vindicates today — nothing more, nothing less. And it’s about time.”Democrats on the commission said that rolling bac... Read More
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Blue Point property sold to rehab center

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Seafield Center is in contract to buy a Blue Point property that it will convert into a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility for women. The Ursuline Sisters of Tildunk had been using the 30,000-square-foot building on 8.27 acres at 186 Middle Road as a retirement home and retreat since 1935, but put it on the market because of declining and aging membership. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We can’t afford to operate it,” said Sister Joanne Callahan, the Ursuline Sisters province leader. “It was costing us $100,000 a year to operate.” Callahan added that the order is “very happy” with the choice of Seafield and its plans. “Our mission is to work on behalf of women and children,” she... Read More
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Saudis in talks with TAI to buy six Anka turkish drones

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is planning to acquire six medium-altitude, long-endurance drones developed by Turkish Aerospace Industry (TAI) and two ground controls stations, an official has disclosed. Work toward a buy of the Anka system has been underway for some time. Gorkem Bilgi, manager of the corporate marketing and communications department at TAI said “the Saudi – Turkish negotiations have been ongoing since 2013 but no official contract has been signed yet.” ... Read More
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Robocalls from spoofed Caller IDs may soon be blocked by phone companies

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EnlargeGetty Images | vladru Phone companies are now authorized to be more aggressive in blocking robocalls before they reach customers' landlines or mobile phones, but you might have to pay for the new blocking capabilities. The Federal Communications Commission yesterday issued an order to "expressly authorize voice service providers to block robocalls that appear to be from telephone numbers ... Read More
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Revealed: Tesla’s new electric semi truck

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Published on Nov 17, 2017Tesla CEO Elon Musk hopped out of the first fully electric semi truck at SpaceX headquarters, unveiling the Tesla Semi. Musk promised that the truck will help transform the trucking industry and improve safety. Here’s what it’s all about. Category License Standard Yo... Read More
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Thanksgiving meal prices drop

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Whether or not you have a happier Thanksgiving this year than last remains to be seen, but the cost of a traditional Thanksgiving meal has got a little cheaper than last year, according to data released yesterday. Turkeys are getting a little cheaper per pound, even as the price of pumpkins has increased slightly this year. The New York Farm Bureaus’ 2017 Market Basket Survey found a 1 percent price decrease for the average Thanksgiving Day dinner over last year’s meal, including a 16-pound turkey, to $44.74. That’s $1.89 less than the $46.63 for last year – not a huge amount to be thankful for, but a downward trend in cast. Turkey prices are about... Read More
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Unlicensed plastic surgeon from LI performed illegal surgeries: AG

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An unlicensed plastic surgeon from Long Island and a licensed physician are charged with performing more than 60 illegal surgeries on the Upper East Side, authorities said. Brad Jacobs, a former plastic surgeon from Westbury, and Nicholas Sewell, a licensed physician from Jackson Heights, allegedly performed the plastic surgeries and other cosmetic procedures, according to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. They began performing surgeries in 2011 at Allure Plastic Surgery, where Sewell procured space. The surgeries cost between $8,000 and $10,000, according to Schneiderman. In one instance, a patient was left with permanent disfigurement, Schneiderman said. Many of the victims were either former pat... Read More
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Tesla unveils semi-truck super-fast Roadster

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Published on Nov 17, 2017Varney & Co. discuss their outlook for Tesla shares amid Elon Musk's announcement of the new Roadster and its first truck. Category License Standard YouTube License No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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Priciest home sales in Islip

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Priciest home sales in Islip (11751) October 2017 The three highest-priced home sales in Islip last month ranged from $350,000 to $1.625 million. The priciest Islip home sold in October was a 5-bedroom, 4.5-bath waterfront home on .87 acres at 62 W. Bayberry Road that sold for $1.625 million. It was listed by Eric Ramsay of Eric G. Ramsay Jr. Associates and sold by Joanne Schloen and Marie DeMarco of Coach Realtors. A 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath colonial on .17 acres at 69 Marvin Lane fetched $600,000. The property was listed and sold by David Sanders of Eric G. Ramsay Jr. Associates. At 11 Tex Court, a 3-bedroom, 1-bath colonial on .51 acres went for $350,000. It was listed an... Read More
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Altice focusing on reducing debt

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After focusing on growing through acquisition, Altice is now making reducing debt one of its priorities. In the wake of a slide in share price at Amsterdam-based Altice NV, the majority owner of Altice USA, executives said they are focusing on reducing debt, turning around a decline in their business in France and not eyeing other acquisitions. The executives outlined their plans on Nov. 15 at the Morgan Stanley Tech, Media and Telecom Conference in Barcelona attended by more than 160 companies and 600 investors. Executives pointed to growing revenue from the Optimum business and strong performance in the United States and said they believed problems in France led to the stock slide, while saying they were focusing... Read More
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Closeout retailer opens in East Northport

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Ocean State Job Lot, a Rhode Island-based closeout retailer, is opening a new store in East Northport. The 28,000-square-foot store at 3083 Jericho Turnpike was formerly occupied by a Bob’s Store. It is the third Ocean State Job Lot on Long Island, following others in Centereach and North Babylon. The new store will employ between 35 and 40 people, according to a company statement. Local elected officials and company executives are expected to attend a grand opening event on Saturday, Nov. 18. Job Lot will contribute a pallet of food to the local food pantry Trinity Episcopal Church Food Pantry in Northport and donate $500 to the Town of Huntington Animal Shelter to mark its grand opening. Shoppers can also enter a drawin... Read More
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Why Tesla’s new electric Semi is such a big deal

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Published on Nov 17, 2017With an electric hauler that can go up to 500 miles without stopping for a recharge, Tesla is revolutionizing the trucking industry one big rig at a time. Category License Standard YouTube License No Closed Captioning Detected w... Read More
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Tesla Unveils Its Electric ‘Semi’ Truck, And Adds A Roadster

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Enlarge this image Elon Musk had a surprise for Tesla fans Thursday: a new Roadster super car with a top speed above 250 mph. Tesla hide caption toggle caption Tesla A workhorse truck and a new super car are in the work... Read More
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Judge Ruchie, the Hasidic Superwoman of Night Court

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Most Hasidic women do not pursue high-profile success in the outside world. They are taught their most sacred role is to maintain the religious sanctity of their home and raise their children. “What a woman does in order to enhance her glory is not put herself out as an example to other people in the public domain, but rather in private, in the home,” said Samuel Heilman, a professor of sociology at City University of New York and an expert on the Orthodox and Hasidic communities.... Read More
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The Moon Express MX-1E Lander Is Heading for the Moon or Bust

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Google can’t resist a moon shot, but this one is literal: A decade ago, the company announced the Google Lunar X Prize—$20 million for the first private firm to build a robot that can soft-land on the surface of the moon, travel 500 meters, and beam hi-def video back to Earth. Now, after multiple extensions and a couple of flameouts, five teams are racing toward the March 2018 launch deadline, and the cutest contender might be the MX-1E, an R2-D2–shaped lander designed by space startup Moon Express. At roughly the size of Danny DeVito, the MX-1E fits inside a launch vehicle from partnering company Rocket Lab; once the craft de... Read More
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NYSERDA Announces $1.8 Million Available for Community Campaigns to Install Clean Heating and Cooling Systems

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Supports Governor Cuomo’s Ambitious Clean Energy Goal to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions 40 Percent by 2030. New York, NY - November 17, 2017 - The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced the availability of up to $1.8 million for community campaigns to help residents and businesses install clean heating and cooling systems. Increasing the use of clean heating and cooling technology will play a major role in achieving Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s clean energy goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030. Alicia B... Read More
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Elon Musk Gives First Look At Tesla’s Electric Semi

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised the company's first electric semi-truck would be mind-blowing, and he delivered. Musk took the wraps off the big rig on Thursday at Tesla's Design Studio in Hawthorne, California, and the vehicle's design was definitely what got the most attention. The semi can go 0-60 mph in five seconds without a trailer attached. The big rig has an impressive range of 500 miles per charge. With 80,000 pounds of cargo, it can make the same run in just 20 seconds. It can charge up to 400 miles in just 30 minutes when using a Megacharger, which is a new high-speed charger.The interior of the vehicle is minimalistic and designed around the comfort of the driver. The dri... Read More
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Commack BurgerFi celebrates anniversary with free cheeseburgers

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BurgerFi, a fast-casual restaurant chain, is celebrating its one-year anniversary in Commack, with discounts and cheeseburger giveaways to the first 100 diners at the store on Saturday. After the giveaways, cheeseburgers will be priced at $5 from 11 a.m. until closing. Also on tap: activities for the kids, including on a face-painter and balloon artist from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. The eatery will also donate 15 percent of Sunday’s proceeds to support an employee’s three-year-old daughter, who suffered third degree burns and lost her left eye in an accident and is currently undergoing reconstructive surgeries. Funds raised will help assist with the families’ medical bills. General Manager Fred Forgon... Read More
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Mike and Nathaniel’s Week in Tech: Everybody Loves Bitcoin

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Now, you’ve written a bit about Square over the past year, including how the company was set to surge past the market cap of Twitter, Dorsey’s other beloved company. What should I make of this move? Is it something significant for the business or, alternately, is it a significant moment for Bitcoin? With all the daily vacillations in Bitcoin value, it’s hard for me to know if the currency is in a stable, real place with normal people or if it’s still a flight of fancy.Nathaniel: Square’s stock jum... Read More
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Hauppauge office complex sells for $61M

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A New Jersey-based real estate investment firm has purchased a Hauppauge office complex for $61 million. Known as the Hauppauge Office Park, the complex bought by Cranford, N.J.-based Signature Acquisitions consists of three buildings totaling 282,656 square feet at 878, 888 and 898 Veterans Memorial Highway. The entire building at 878 Veterans Memorial Highway is leased to Allstate Life Insurance Company of New York and the other two buildings are 95 percent occupied by a variety of tenants, including Bridgehampton National Bank, Crawford & Company, Urban Financial America and Morgan Stanley. 878 Veterans Memorial H... Read More
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Griffon selling Clopay

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Griffon Corp. has reached a deal to sell Clopay Plastic Products Co. to Berry Global Group for $475 million in cash. The deal, subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions, is expected to close in the first quarter of 2018. “This transaction achieves our objectives of creating value for Griffon’s shareholders while also providing enhanced opportunities for growth and value creation for Clopay Plastics and its customers,” Griffon CEO Ronald Kramer said. Clopay is a manufacturer of specialty films and laminates, including printed breathable films as well as elastic films and laminates Goldman Sachs & Co. acted as financial adviser to Griffon and Dechert acted as Griffon’s legal cou... Read More
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Raw: Tesla Unveils Electric Semitractor-Trailer

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Tesla unveiled its new electric semitractor-trailer Thursday night near its design center in Hawthorne, California. CEO Elon Musk said the truck is capable of traveling 500 miles on an electric charge with a full 80,000-pound load. (Nov. 17)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Nepal invests in new irrigation technologies

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Water sources are drying up in parts of the Himalayas and people are forced to look elsewhere for places to live and work. But new technology in irrigation might help people stay in their homes. As water sources are drying up throughout different areas, a team has come together to set up tanks and a new system to help get closer to solving the problems with water and irrigation. The system consists of solar panels that are set up and can be maneuvered towards the direction of the sun. The direct current generated pumps the water from the source into the tanks. There are pipes that then connect the tanks with the village and the rest of the work is done by gravity.This technology does not co... Read More
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AP Top Stories November 17 A

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Here's the latest for Friday November 17th: House passes GOP tax reform bill; Senator Franken accused of forcibly kissing woman; Massive fire in senior home; Tesla introduces electric truck.Stay up to date with daily round ups: http://smarturl.it/APTopStoriesSubscribe for more Breaking News: ... Read More
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Nothing to see here – just a robot doing backflips

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Engineers have released a s video showing Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot effortlessly jumping over obstacles and doing a backflip while performing a gymnastics routine.CREDIT: Boston Dynamics https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7vV...READ MORE: RT LIVE http://rt.comhttps://on.rt.com/8sgj/o...Subscribe to ... Read More
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Tesla unveils electric truck and $200,000 sports car

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(Reuters) — Tesla upstaged its own debut of an electric heavy duty truck on Thursday when a red Roadster pulled out of the big rig’s trailer and Chief Executive Elon Musk said the new $200,000 sports car would be the fastest production car ever. The showmanship wowed the crowd although some analysts’ heads started throbbing at the variety of new projects launched as the company is struggling to produce the more affordable sedan upon which its future depends. As the presentation appeared to end, the Tesla Semi opened its trailer, and the Roadster drove out. The sports car with a removable glass roof is an updated version of Tesla’s first production vehicle. It can seat four and travel 620 miles (1,000 km) on... Read More
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Raw: Tesla Introduces New Electric Truck

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Tesla unveiled its new electric semitractor-trailer Thursday night near its design center in Hawthorne, California. CEO Elon Musk said the semi is capable of traveling 500 miles on an electric charge - even with a full 80,000-pound load. (Nov. 17)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Tesla Unveils New Roadster

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At the end of Tesla's semi-truck event, Elon Musk unveiled Tesla's brand new convertible. Musk said the new Tesla Roadster will be the "fastest production car ever made, period." The prototype has reportedly traveled faster than 250 mph. The car seats four and will have a 620-mile highway range, and that's just the base model. Musk said the Roadster is expected to be available in 2020. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/saiFACEBOOK: ... Read More
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Tesla’s new second-generation Roadster is the fastest production car ever made

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Elon Musk promised a surprise during the Tesla semi unveiling event, and boy did he deliver: the return of the Roadster. But it’s no repeat performance. The stunning four-seater roadster boasts jaw-dropping numbers, that if they measure up to Musk’s claims, will make it the world’s fastest production car. In his remarks, Musk described it as a “smackdown” to the fossil fuel-addicted auto industry. The finale to his semi-truck reveal was all about driving home th... Read More
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All of the news from Tesla’s electric semi truck event

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In true Tesla fashion, CEO Elon Musk held a lavish event in Hawthorne, California on Thursday evening to reveal not just one, but two varieties of the all-electric semi truck the company has been teasing for months. The vehicle, designed to take on the industrial trucking market by leveraging electric motors and self-driving capabilities, were shown off for the first time, featuring a fair amount of borrowed parts and design from the company’s Model 3 sedan... Read More
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This is the Tesla semi truck

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The Tesla semi truck is a hulking and menacing hauler, with the presence of Darth Vader lurking from above when cast in the black hue, or more like an apparition in metallic silver-white. In other words, exactly what we expect to see from Tesla, as they attempt to make a semi truck that lives up to the brand’s DNA of making the future seem cool. I sat in the driver’s seat hours before the truck was revealed at Tesla’s Hawthorne, California facility on Thursday. ... Read More
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Cracking Down On Rogue Drones

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Published on Nov 16, 2017As drones grow in popularity, so do the number of accidents involved the amateur aircraft. CBS2's Maurice DuBois takes to the skies to see how the NYPD is cracking down on rogue drones. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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A first look at Tesla’s promised electric semi

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Is capitalism outmoded?

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Netflix's Saving Capitalism, based on Robert Reich's 2015 book, explores the reasons why the economic system that once made America strong seems to be failing, as well as how it can be fixed. Director Jacob Kornbluth joins CBSN to discuss the implications of the new documentary.No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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Qualcomm teams up with ZTE and China Mobile on 5G networks

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Qualcomm Technologies, ZTE, and China Mobile have created a data testing system for 5G networking, which promises to provide wireless data at multiple gigabits per second. It’s one more step in a years-long process to get us all faster mobile broadband and more reliable calls. The companies created an end-to-end 5G NR test system that demonstrates a data connection based on the 3GPP R15 standard. That means that the companies are making progress trying to test the quality of transmission of data on 5G networks, which could replace the existing 4G LTE networks for mobile calls and data. The 3GPP standard is important as it is a global 5G radio technology, and this is the first time that a compliant data connection has been... Read More
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Netflix earmarks $8B fund for 2018 productions

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Published on Nov 16, 2017Netflix is a staple in millions of homes across the United States - and it has big ambitions. CGTN's Phil Lavelle reports. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Captioning: Shoot For The Stars That ... Read More
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Utility companies to join clean energy push?

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Our reporter and producer behind the "Revolt" series talk about the one thing states with booming clean energy industries have in common.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/73616/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosNo Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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Destination Long Island: November 19-30

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CHAMPAGNE TOURS AT PINDAR VINEYARDS An inside look at the final stages of Champagne-making culminates with a glass of the vineyard’s Cuvee Rare Champagne, along with hors d’oeuvres. Reservations required. (Pindar Vineyards. Peconic. 631-734-6200, ext. 104. Weekends through Nov. 26.) SYLPH CHAMBER MUSIC AT NORTH SHORE LIBRARY Flutist Nadine Scharman, cellist Vivian Israel and pianist Ann Zalkind perform the classical and romantic works of Hummel, Gaubert, Fauré and Weber. (North Shore Library. Shoreham. 631-929-4488. Nov. 19.) MASTER CLASS: JOSEF ALBERS AND HIS STUDENTS AT THE NASSAU COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART  A first in a series exploring the ... Read More
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Watch the Boston Dynamics Atlas Robot Do a Backflip. Yes, a Backflip

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Atlas, the hulking humanoid robot from Boston Dynamics, now does backflips. I’ll repeat that. It’s a hulking humanoid that does backflips. Check out the video below, because it shows a hulking humanoid doing a backflip. And that’s after it leaps from platform to platform, as if such behavior were becoming of a bipedal robot. [embedded content] To be clear: Humanoids aren’t supposed to be able to do this. It's extremely difficult to make a bipedal robot that can move effectively, much less kick off a tumbling ... Read More
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No big deal, Boston Dynamics’ Atlas can perform backflips now

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It’s been a while since we’ve seen any updates to the Atlas robot after Alphabet sold Boston Dynamics to SoftBank in June. After unveiling a teaser of its SpotMini robot just a few days ago, the company is now back with a new video of Atlas just casually performing gymnastics moves like it’s Tokyo 2020. Most of the video highlights the Atlas’s ability to hop up straight and stabilize itself on a platform, and jump while turning 180 degrees. Its movements ... Read More
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Heartland startup funding in 2017 shows a North-South divide

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While Silicon Valley is known as the heart of tech and home to the world’s top tier venture capital firms, other states and cities in the U.S. are beginning to show flourishing startup scenes — and VCs are noticing. Entrepreneurs in states like Texas, Colorado, Utah, and Ohio are quietly bootstrapping powerhouse companies. What’s more, the star-studded accelerator program Y Combinator has recently handpicked startups from states that include Missouri, Michigan, and Tennessee. With this trend in mind, VentureBeat sought to quantify just how much of an increase in VC funding startups outside of coasta... Read More
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Physical therapy firm gets IDA incentives

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PPT Management, a provider of physical and hand therapy and rehabilitation services, has received preliminary approval for tax breaks from the Suffolk Industrial Development Agency to assist in the company’s expansion and relocation. The IDA’s proposed incentive package will aid PPT Management in relocating its offices in Uniondale and Whitestone to 320 South Service Road in Melville. The IDA assistance will go towards renovating PPT’s new headquarters and purchasing new equipment. The relocation includes 131 current employees in addition to the creation of 60 jobs over the next two years with an average annual salary above $60,000, according to a written statement from the Suffolk IDA. “The IDA’s incentive packag... Read More
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Suffolk announces downtown revitalization grants

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The Greater Westhampton Chamber of Commerce and the Hampton Bays Beautification Association are each recipients of $100,000 Suffolk County downtown revitalization grants, officials said Thursday. The two organizations are among 12 in Suffolk that are slated to receive more than $580,000 through the downtown revitalization grant program. Suffolk’s Downtown Revitalization Citizens Advisory Panel chose the awardees in what officials described as a “competitive application process.” “Investing in our downtowns and their infrastructure are not only critical to creating jobs and improving safety in our communities, they also help showcase the rich culture and beauty that makes Suffolk County the ideal place to wo... Read More
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Joe Dowd: The surreal experience of modern moviegoing

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I’ll begin by saying I don’t get out much. But whose bright idea was it to turn movie theaters into torture chambers? A couple of Saturdays ago I decided to turn off the computer and join the world of the living on a weekend evening. What harm could come of it? I’ll go to a movie, I figured. “Murder on the Orient Express” was playing in Hicksville. Hercule Poirot is no James Bond but, then again, Kenneth Branagh is no Daniel Craig. No matter. I was informed by my daughter, who is savvy in matters of modern living, that most people go online to purchase their tickets in advance. Why? That way, she said, “we don’t have to deal with people.” I called up the website and noticed most o... Read More
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How social robotics can more closely connect humans to machines

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For years, computer scientists, science-fiction fans and the general public have been fascinated by the premise of human-machine interactions. Oftentimes in the sci-fi film realm, the smart machines soon turn evil, contributing to the idea that computers are not only calculating and cold, but also uncaring. And recently there have been some real-world examples proving machine learning isn’t immune to social biases. For instance, Microsoft’s AI Chabot Tay was quickly taught about racism via social media. And there has been some evidence in AI-generated ads that machine learning innately contains our current societal imbalances.... Read More
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Smart vending machine to be unveiled

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The eyes may have it when it comes to a new generation of vending machines. A vending machine that will recognize you by your iris, and potentially revolutionize retail, has been developed by EyeLock and ViaTouch Media. The firms plan to unveil the machine, known as VICKI, tonight, Nov. 16, at The Freedom Tower in New York City to customers, partners and potential investors. It follows the launch of LISA, a machine that can be operated by authentication done by the touch of a finger. EyeLock, a maker of iris-based identity authentication solutions, is majority-owned by Hauppauge-based Voxx International. Manhattan-based ViaTouch Media, which has a distribution site in Farmingdale, uses their technolo... Read More
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House OKs GOP tax bill in Trump win; Senate fate less clear

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Republicans rammed a near $1.5 trillion package overhauling corporate and personal taxes through the House on Thursday, edging President Donald Trump and the GOP toward their first big legislative triumph in a year in which they and their voters expected much more. The near party-line 227-205 vote came as Democrats on the other side of the Capitol pointed to new estimates showing the Senate version of the plan would boost future taxes on lower and middle-income Americans. Those projections, coupled with complaints by some GOP senators about their chamber’s proposal, suggest party leaders still face a challenge in crafting a measure that can make it through Congress with little if any Democratic support. House passage rais... Read More
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Matter: ‘Gene Drives’ Are Too Risky for Field Trials, Scientists Say

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His regret arises from a study that he and his colleagues published on Thursday on the preprint bioRxiv server.They created a detailed mathematical model describing what happens following the release of Crispr-altered organisms. And they discovered an unacceptable risk: Altered genes might spread to places where the species isn’t invasive at all, but a well-established part of the ecosystem.Dr. Esvelt, who also is a co-author of... Read More
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Congressmen introduce bills to standardize agencies’ geospatial data

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Senate and House bills were reintroduced recently that would require standardization of agency geospatial data across the federal government. The Geospatial Data Act, introduced by Sens. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Mark Warner, D-Va., in the Senate and Reps. Bruce Westerman, R-Ark., and Seth Moulton, D-Mass., would prevent duplicative data purchases by federal agencies and modernize the government’s collection of that data. “The Geospatial Data Act will save taxpayer dollars, increase government efficiency and unlock innovation i... Read More
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Can Soccer-Playing Robots Kick It? Yes They Can!

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The world may not agree 100 percent on what to call it, but we can all agree that soccer/football is indeed the Beautiful Game. Not just from an individual athleticism standpoint, but also the teamwork: Soccer is a lovely ballet, only with more kicking and tripping and hooliganism. Which makes the robots of the RoboCup all the more impressive. They look a bit like mini Daleks, but they’re way more chill and way better at soccer. Individually, they sense their world and scoot a... Read More
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Tesla unveils its largest Supercharger station in the US — and it kind of looks like a truck stop

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About halfway between Los Angeles and the Bay Area, right off Interstate 5, is the tiny town of Kettlemen City. It’s home to a cheese factory, a hazardous waste facility, and as of today, the largest Tesla Supercharger station in the country. It has solar rooftops and a lounger for vehicle owners to hang out while their Tesla car recharges. And if you look closely, you’ll notice that the layout of the station mimics a truck stop, which sure is interesting when you consider that Tesla is unveiling its first semi truck this evening. While the Kettlemen station isn’t the largest in t... Read More
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Teslagrad followup World to the West is journeying to Switch

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Rain Games announced today that it is bringing it indie action-adventure game World to the West to the Switch on January 28. Last week, the studio announced that it is bringing its 2D indie hit Teslagrad to Nintendo’s portable/home console hybrid on December 7. World to the West isn’t a true sequel to Teslagrad, as it features new characters and different gameplay, but it does take place in the same world. Teslagrad has about 200,000 owners on Steam, according to SteamSpy. This is another sign of indie... Read More
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Priciest home sales in Nesconset

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Priciest home sales in Nesconset (11767) October 2017 The three highest-priced home sales in Nesconset last month ranged from $449,000 to $670,000. The priciest Nesconset home sold in October was a 4-bedroom, 3-bath colonial on .55 acres at 12 Nicola Lane that sold for $670,000 in cash. It was listed by Gordon Lewis and Jin Tao of Realty Connect USA and sold by Jill Garton of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. A 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath home in Country Pointe at 113 Deer Valley Drive fetched $535,000 in cash. The property was listed by Nina Goldgaber of Douglas Elliman Real Estate and sold by Christina Cottone of Exit Realty Achieve. At 7 Quist Lane, a 3-bedroom, 2-bath ranch on .... Read More
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Lynbrook man impersonated attorney, stole $100k: DA

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A Lynbrook man is charged with impersonating an attorney and stealing more than $100,000 from the people he claimed to represent, authorities said. In this scheme, officials say Caesar Roberts posed as an attorney through the moniker “The Law Office of Caesar Consulting & Advisory Group, Inc.” He then allegedly spent the money clients gave him on travel, entertainment and food, according to the Nassau County District Attorney’s office. Roberts was arraigned Wednesday, and charged with second-degree grand larceny, third-degree grand larceny and violation of certain sections of the judiciary law. “This defendant allegedly posed as an attorney to con his innocent victims out of their hard-earned money, and t... Read More
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Debrief: Ken White eyes tomorrow’s workforce, today

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When last we chatted up Ken White, the manager of Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Office of Educational Programs was jazzed about the progress the then-three-year-old Long Island STEM Hub was making on its mission to educate a high-tech next-gen workforce. Launched in 2012 as part of the community-driven Empire State STEM Learning Network, the science/technology/engineering/mathematics program – managed by BNL and the ... Read More
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Intel and Cyberhawk use drones to inspect a Scottish gas terminal

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Drones can make the world more efficient and safer, something Intel and Cyberhawk are demonstrating through a case study in which they used drones to inspect a gas terminal in St. Fergus, Scotland. This is another example of how using drones can extend the reach of humans and simplify tasks that are time-consuming or dangerous. Intel and Cyberhawk used the Intel Falcon 8+ drone to inspect the facility, reducing risks for employees and saving an estimated $1 million to $5 million per day in potential production losses. Traditional inspections of this scale require facility shutdowns, which could keep the plant offline for days to week... Read More
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Brookhaven IDA closes on benefits package for Ronkonkoma Hub

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The Brookhaven Industrial Development Agency closed on a package of economic benefits for the first phase of Tritec Real Estate’s Ronkonkoma Hub project. East Setauket-based Tritec is holding a groundbreaking event on Monday, Nov. 20. Although the IDA unanimously approved the tax breaks back in 2014, it did not close on the package until now because of required approvals including including sewer connections, and the acquisition of several properties at the Hub from private owners. “The closing for this project has been in the works for a long time, but it has been well worth the wait,” Brookhaven IDA Chairman Frederick Braun, III, said in a statement. “The developer now can begin working on The Hub and ... Read More
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EPA approved plan to release “weaponized” mosquitoes to fight diseases

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Lab-grown mosquitoes are cleared to be released in 20 states and Washington, D.C. The modified mosquitoes will target disease-carrying insects to help fight the spread of illnesses including Zika and Yellow Fever. The EPA approved the plan from a biotech startup in Kentucky. Entomologist Brian Lovett joins CBSN to explain how it works.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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Trilobites: Chimps Tailor Alarms to What Other Chimps Know

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One of the biggest problems in studying animal communication is figuring out whether the animals know what they are doing. A bird may screech and another bird may understand that the screech is a response to danger. But that doesn’t prove the screecher intended to warn others. It might have been a predictable but involuntary response to something scary, like a scream at a horror movie.So scientists spend a lot of time testing animals in ingenious ways to figure out what might be going on. Three scientists testing wild chimpanzees in Uganda rep... Read More
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Does the world need a Tesla truck?

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On the evening of November 16th, the world will get its first look at Tesla’s next big project: an all-electric semi truck with a rumored range of up to 300 miles. The big question is, does the world actually need this? Elon Musk certainly thinks so. Earlier this week, he tweeted that the truck would “blow your mind clear out of your skull and into an alternate dimension.” Which seems like a to... Read More
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Stop the Chitchat. Bots Don’t Need to Sound Like Us

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Bert Brautigam is sick of having conversations with his devices. Like many of us, Brautigam, who works for the design firm Ziba, uses voice assistants like Google’s phone AI or Amazon’s Alexa. The theory is that voice commands make life more convenient. But these assistants are scripted to emulate every­day conversation. And everyday conversation is filled with little pauses and filler words, the “phatic” spackle of social interactions. That’s why Alexa says things like “Sorry, I’m not sure about that,” or Siri says “OK, here’s what I found …” when it delivers search results. It’s how humans talk. But when a bot does it, the chitchat clogs up the flow of command-and-action... Read More
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The Mr. Robot Hack Report: Stage Two revealed

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Mr. Robot is back, and the C Y B E R is back, too. The show takes a special interest in showing off the details that usually get glossed over, often drawing on real hacks and real cybersecurity problems. So after every episode, I’ll be breaking down who got hacked, how, and with what. It turns out, there’s a lot more to each one than you can see on-screen. So that happened! After weeks and weeks of thinking Stage Two was just about blowing up a single building, the Dark Army pulled a fast one and blew up 71 other buildings in completely different parts of the country. Seeing everyone’s phone light up with alerts at the same time was actually kind of traumatic. If the end of the world happens ... Read More
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US industrial output climbed a healthy 0.9 pct. in October

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U.S. industrial production jumped a solid 0.9 percent in October as factory activity recovered from the impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The Federal Reserve said Thursday that manufacturing activity surged 1.3 percent last month. Many of the gains came from a sharp increase in the production of chemical and petroleum and coal products. Motor vehicles and metals also posted decent gains. Mining activity slipped 1.3 percent in October as Hurricane Nate caused a brief decline in oil and gas drilling. Production at utilities rose 2 percent. Over the past year, industrial production has increased 2.9 percent. The Fed report is among the many indicators that factories are roaring back in recent months. O... Read More
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Phone-Chip Designer Tackles ‘Industrial’ Internet of Things

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Masayoshi Son, founder and CEO of SoftBank Group, has a lot of crazy ideas. He believes robots with IQs above 10,000 will outnumber humans in 30 years. He considered taking SoftBank private in what would have been the largest leveraged buyout of all time. He raise... Read More
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Portable sanitation firm expands

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Mr. John, a 53-year-old portable sanitation company based in Keasbey, NJ, has acquired Aparos Little John, a 30-year-old portable sanitation company based in Bay Shore. Terms of the transaction weren’t disclosed. The deal expands Mr. John, which employs around 290 people, to around 310 with 4,300 active customers across New York and New Jersey, and already includes a Long Island office in Lindenhurst. Mr. John has provided facilities used at everything from construction sites to concerts, music festivals and weddings. Its facilities have been set up at venues ranging from the Second Avenue Subway construction to the top of the World Trade Center. They range from standard plastic, portable toilets to mobile... Read More
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Struggling For Investments, Silicon Valley Women Reluctant To Speak Out On Harassment

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Enlarge this image Ellen Pao sued her former employer, the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caulfield and Byers, alleging she was discriminated against and sexually harassed. She lost the case but is seen as a leading voice on harassment in Silicon Valley. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images... Read More
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Teenage Engineering shows smart speakers don’t have to all look boring

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Anyone who’s seen that Jony Ive Wallpaper cover, which is literally a blank slate of white, will readily associate its stark simplicity with one peculiar trend in modern consumer tech design, something I’d call maximalist minimalism. You’ll notice it easily in the smart speakers that are growing abundant all around us: Apple’s HomePod is just a rounded cylinder, Amazon’s latest ... Read More
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New York Today: New York Today: Chicago Pizza vs. the New York Slice

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Photo Never enough. Credit Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times Good morning on this wettish Thursday.Mayor Bill de Blasio’s press secretary ... Read More
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Inside the Race to Build a Brain-Machine Interface—and Outpace Evolution

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In an ordinary hospital room in Los Angeles, a young woman named Lauren Dickerson waits for her chance to make history. She’s 25 years old, a teacher’s assistant in a middle school, with warm eyes and computer cables emerging like futuristic dreadlocks from the bandages wrapped around her head. Three days earlier, a neurosurgeon drilled 11 holes through her skull, slid 11 wires the size of spaghetti into her brain, and connected the wires to a bank of computers. Now she’s caged in by bed rails, with plastic tubes snaking up her arm and medical monitors tracking her vital signs. She tries not to move. The room is packed. As a film crew prepares to... Read More
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GM promises profitable electric cars in wake of Tesla’s Model 3 fiasco

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(Reuters) — General Motors (GM) plans to launch a new family of electric vehicles in 2021 that will cost less to build and make a profit for the U.S. No. 1 automaker, Chief Executive Mary Barra told investors on Wednesday. Her plans represent a direct challenge to money-losing electric vehicle specialist Tesla, which is struggling to get its more affordable, high-volume Model 3 launched and recently reported its largest-ever quarterly loss. “We are committed to a future electric vehicle portfolio that will be profitable,” Barra said at the Barclays Global Automotive Conference in New York. Electric and autonomous vehicles – known in the industry as EVs and AVs – are widely seen as the keystones of ... Read More
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Ross 128 b: Nearby earth-like planet could support alien life

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Scientists using an observatory in Chile have discovered an Earth-like planet, 11 light years away from our own.Dubbed the "Ross 128 b", it's thought its warm, rocky environment may support life.The new world was found after more than a decade of intensive space monitoring.The planet can't be observed directly, so it's hard to say whether an atmosphere or water exist. However, it gives scientists important clues about potential life outside our solar system.Al Jazeera's Andy Gallacher reports.- Subscribe to our channel: ... Read More
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Baidu unveils home robots and smart speaker

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Baidu today unveiled its first two home robots and smart speaker powered with DuerOS, its  conversational AI technology similar to Amazon’s Alexa or Microsoft’s Cortana. The three new devices, part of the new Raven series, made their debut onstage today at the Baidu World conference in Beijing. More than 100 appliances like smartphones, televisions, refrigerators, and washing machines use DuerOS, but the Raven series are the first devices made by Baidu to serve up its AI services. The raven H smart speaker will go on sale starting next month for $256. The speake... Read More
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In Reversal, Immigration Agency Will Consider Delayed DACA Requests

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In New York, lawyers reported that 18 out of 34 applications had actually arrived at the Chicago location on Oct. 5, according to postal receipts, and yet were not accepted by the immigration agency until the next day.The government, in fact, acknowledged this in its statement on Wednesday:“In addition, U.S.C.I.S. had discovered certain cases in which the DACA requests were received at the designated filing location (e.g., at the applicable P.O. Box) by the filing deadline, but were rejected,” Homeland Security said. “U.S.C.I.S. will proactively reach out to those DACA reque... Read More
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Lucasfilm and LittleBits’s Droidathon teaches kids about science

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Disney’s Lucasfilm opened the doors of its campus in the Presidio in San Francisco to hold a Droidathon, a contest aimed at publicizing science, technology, engineering, the art, and math (STEAM) education for children. Facebook, ILM, ILMxLab, Google, Fitbit and Instagram volunteered engineers to make droids based on the electronics kits from LittleBits, which has a droid creation kit. Children from the Girls and Boys Clubs of America voted on the best creations. “You guys are the next generation,” said Ayah Bdeir, founder of LittleBits, which makes the new Star Wars Droid Inventor K... Read More
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Asia’s highest-valued tech giant, Tencent, smashed forecasts for its third quarter earnings

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Published on Nov 15, 2017For more on Tencent's booming business CGTN's Rachelle Akuffo spoke to Ari Zoldan, CEO of Quantum Networks. Category News & Politics License ... Read More
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Navy’s high-tech range support plane will feature advanced telemetry system

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Raytheon has been awarded a $79.7 million contract to support telemetry data collection, range safety and surveillance, and communications relay on the Navy’s new range support platform, an airborne early warning version of the Gulfstream G550 business jet. Under the contract, Raytheon will provide development, fabrication and integration of the commercial aircraft-based instrumentation telemetry system and the airborne command transmitter system, according to the Department of Defense contract announcement. ... Read More