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Ring Discovered Around Dwarf Planet in Solar System

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Published on Oct 17, 2017Astronomers announced Oct. 10 they discovered a ring circling a dwarf planet beyond Neptune called Haumea, opening the possibility that more celestial bodies in our solar system also have rings. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Microsoft’s new tree houses are office spaces in the woods

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Microsoft's Redmond headquarters recently unveiled its latest perk: tree houses. The campus is surrounded by 500 acres of woods, so Microsoft added some beautiful massive tree houses for employees to work at. Following is the text of the video: Microsoft has created tree house offices for their employees. Microsoft's Pacific Northwest HQ is in Redmond, Washington surrounded by 500 acres of woods. The perfect spot for giant treehouses. To create its new meeting space it recruited Pete Nelson of "Treehouse Masters." Treehouse #1 has a skylight and a "gingerbread-house feel." The highest structure is called the Crow's Nest. The third lounge space will open later in 2017. There's Wi-Fi and electricity. It... Read More
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Cantor: Why not go all-in with 
Long Island wind turbines?

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With Gov. Cuomo putting his full weight behind wind power producing 2,400 megawatts of energy capacity off the shores of Long Island by 2030, and with more ocean bottoms identified for wind power, it is hard not to accept that wind power is on its way and will meet the deadline established by Cuomo. So, why not go all-in for wind power and begin planning for land based wind turbines? Land-based wind turbines are already part of land-locked European and American energy infrastructure, including the hard to ignore five wind turbines just as you enter Atlantic City, New Jersey. Atlantic City is not alone in land-based wind power turbines, First Winds energy has eight locations in Maine, Vermont and upstate New York producing 4... Read More
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After Hurricane Power Outages, Looking To Alaska’s Microgrids For A Better Way

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Enlarge this image Seafood processors like Ocean Beauty are some of the largest energy consumers in Kodiak, Alaska, which has generated more than 99 percent of its electricity from renewable sources since 2014. Here, the Ocean Beauty seafood plant. Eric Keto/Alaska's Energ... Read More
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Welcoming Our New Robot Overlords

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When David Stinson finished high school, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1977, the first thing he did was get a job building houses. After a few years, though, the business slowed. Stinson was then twenty-four, with two children to support. He needed something stable. As he explained over lunch recently, that meant finding a job at one of the two companies in the area that offered secure, blue-collar work. “Either I’ll be working at General Motors or I’ll be working at Steelcase by the end of the year,” he vowed in 1984. A few months later, he got a job at Steelcase, the world’s largest manufacturer of office furniture, and he’s been working at its Grand Rapids metal plant ever s... Read More
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Side Street: A Life of Service Ends in Puerto Rico, but Lives On in the Bronx

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The agency — which provided educational services to children and families, supportive housing that allowed mothers in recovery to live with their children, as well as services to older people — emerged when New York City had little interest and even less money to tackle the blight that devastated the South Bronx.Her death comes at another time of crisis and abandonment after the storm flattened the island, reducing trees to skeletal piles ... Read More
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Roz Chast Is New Yorkier Than You

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Since 1978 she has written fuzzy, anxiety-fueled cartoons for The New Yorker about the insecurities of New York life: the “Bad Mom” trading cards (“#61: Deborah Z. Has never even TRIED to make Play-Doh from scratch”), the Cab of Guilt taxi recording (“This is your mother, reminding you that if you don’t buckle up I will kill myself”). Equal parts schadenfreude and inadequacy, with a seasonin... Read More
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How Power Grid Hacks Work, and When You Should Panic

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In 2017, it can sometimes seem like power grids are practically crawling with digital intruders. Over just the last four months, news has emerged that Russian hackers penetrated a nuclear power plant, that the same group may have had hands-on acc... Read More
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Storms surge and US retail sales surge; most in 2 ½ years

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Americans increased their spending at retailers last month by the most in two and a half years, driven by strong auto sales as residents of hurricane-ravaged areas replaced destroyed cars. Retail sales rose 1.6 percent in September, after slipping 0.1 percent in August, the Commerce Department said Friday. Auto sales jumped 3.6 percent, the most since March 2015. Gas sales climbed 5.8 percent, the most in four and a half years, reflecting price spikes after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The storms damaged oil refineries and pushed up gas prices 13 percent last month. Even excluding the volatile auto and gas categories, sales rose a solid 0.5 percent, up from a 0.1 percent gain in August. Neil Saunders, managing ... Read More
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Trump: DHS secretary nominee needs ‘no on-the-job training’

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday introduced his choice to lead the Department of Homeland Security, a former staffer at the sprawling post-9/11 federal agency who he says will need “no on-the-job training” for the lead role. Trump also called on Congress to “put politics aside” and confirm deputy White House chief of staff Kirstjen Nielsen by a “strong, bipartisan vote.” But even before Trump had for... Read More
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Microsoft built tree houses for its employees

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Microsoft has built some tree houses for its employees. One sits in a Pacific Northwest Douglas fir, while another is 12 feet above the ground and features charred-wood walls and a high ceiling complete with a skylight. Microsoft describes it as having a “gingerbread-house” feel, which I’m guessing can only mean good things because it’s Christmas-y and Christmas is warm and fuzzy. There are three tree houses in total: two are open, and the third is a sheltered lounge space, which is due to be... Read More
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Self-driving cars are on a collision course with our crappy cities

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The self-driving cars are coming, and US cities are totally unprepared for the radical changes that will accompany them. Their roads are crumbling, their public transportation services are out-of-date and over-capacity, and their car traffic is among the worst in the world. Autonomous vehicles are supposed to be a panacea for mobility, but if they arrive to the status quo in our major metropolises, their promised benefits may never be realized. ... Read More
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The Crowdsourced Maps Guiding Puerto Rico’s Recovery

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This story originally appeared on CityLab and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Almost three weeks after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, the island is in a grim state. Fewer than 15 percent of residents have power, and much of the island has no ... Read More
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Is This How The Trump Administration Might Save Coal?

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Enlarge this image Coal stockpiled at a power plant. Reid Frazier/Allegheny Front hide caption toggle caption Reid Frazier/Allegheny Front On Capitol Hill Thursday, Energy Secretary Rick Perry defended a controversial proposal ... Read More
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Inside Story – Can a deal between Palestinian rivals succeed?

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Palestinian groups Fatah and Hamas agree to reconcile after a decade-long split.The relationship soured in 2006 after Hamas won the election, then seized the Gaza Strip from Fatah after a period of violence. Since then there have been many attempts at reconciliation between the between the rival Palestinian factions: Saudi Arabia (2007); Yemen (2008); Egypt (2011); Qatar (2012); Gaza (2014). The latest talks were mediated by Egypt in Cairo and the successful outcome is being treated with cautious optimism.The people living in Gaza have been caught in the middle of the rift between Hamas and Fatah. The UN says living conditions there have deteriorated in the past 10 years because of a blockade b... Read More
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Pentagon has no plans to boost size of nuclear arsenal

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WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has no current plans to increase the size of the U.S. nuclear arsenal. In fact, it can barely sustain the existing force, which is decades old and is in some respects almost decrepit. The arsenal is far from being in the “perfect shape” that President Donald Trump said Wednesday he wants to see under his watch. That is why the government is planning to spend hundreds of billions of dollars on a top-to-bottom “modernization,” or replacement of the three major categories of nuclear weapons — as ... Read More
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NASA satellite footage shows the most destructive hurricanes of 2017

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NASA satellite footage shows the most destructive hurricanes of 2017 so far. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria are featured. Following is a transcript of the video.Satellite footage of all the Atlantic hurricanes of 2017, so far. August 25th: Hurricane Harvey makes landfall. In four days, it dumped 60 inches of rain on parts of Texas. State officials say the damage could cost up to $180 billion.September 10th: Hurricane Irma is the 1st hurricane to strike Florida in 12 years. It left millions of homes without power for days. Repairing the damage could cost up to $150 billion.September 20th: Hurricane Maria strikes Puerto Rico. Witnesses say flood waters rose 6 feet in 30 minutes, leavin... Read More
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Could cyberattacks knock out lights in the US? Not so easily

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Hackers likely linked to the North Korean government targeted a U.S. electricity company last month, according to a security firm that says it detected and stopped the attacks. John Hultquist, director of intelligence analysis for FireEye, said Wednesday that phishing emails were sent to executives on Sept. 22. The attacks didn’t threaten critical infrastructure. It’s the latest example of cyberespionage targeting U.S. energy uti... Read More
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Weeks After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico Struggles To Turn On The Lights

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Enlarge this image A man rests in a hammock, using a battery-operated light, in an area without electricity more than two weeks after Hurricane Maria hit the island in San Isidro, Puerto Rico. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption ... Read More
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Puerto Rico still in dire need of help

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Puerto Ricans are still struggling to get food, water and medical supplies three weeks after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island. Only 15% of the island has electricity. CBS News' David Begnaud brings us the latest from San Juan.No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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Microsoft reaches agreement with GE to use wind power for data centres

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Microsoft has reached an agreement with GE to purchase all of the energy from its wind farm in County Kerry, Ireland, as it looks to increase the use of renewable energy in its data centres. The companies have agreed a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) which Microsoft states will support growing demand for its cloud services in Ireland. The move is part of Microsoft’s aim of committing to powering its data centres through renewable energy. The firm has set itself the target of producing 50% of its data centre energy requirements through green sources by 2018. The agreement for the energy created at the 37MW Tullahennel wind farm in County Kerry Ireland will also help both companies understand energy storage... Read More
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In Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria, No Power Means No Telecommunications

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Nearly three weeks after Hurricane Maria tore through the Caribbean, Puerto Rico is still mostly an island deleted from the present and pushed back a century or so—with little clean water, little electric power, and almost no telecommunications. For telecom, the biggest problem is the lack of power, because most of the island’s transmission lines were knocked out. “We have to reconstruct the power grid as if we were dropping into the middle of the desert and starting from scratch,” says Luis Romero, vice president of the Puerto Rico Telecommunications Allian... Read More
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The Best LED Desk Lamp

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A desk lamp, or task lamp, helps to provide directional lighting and reduce eye strain when you’re working on detail-oriented tasks, such as reading, cooking, sewing, drawing, writing, and more. “Besides just creating atmosphere or ambience, a general lighting scheme doesn’t address itself to the tasks that you perform in your space, whether it’s reading or chopping … a task light allows you to focus your perception on what you’re doing,” said lighting designer Linnaea Tillett, founder of Tillett Lighting Design Associates. Having multiple, adjustable lights in offices or workspaces reduces the contrast... Read More
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Trump administration to terminate Obama’s climate plan

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The head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday that he will sign a new rule overriding the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era effort to limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. “The war on coal is over,” EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt declared in the coal mining state of Kentucky. For Pruitt, getting rid of the Clean Power Plan will mark the culmination of a long fight he began as the elected attorney general of Oklahoma. Pruitt was among about two-dozen attorney generals who sued to stop President Barack Obama’s push to limit carbon emissions. Closely tied to the oil and gas industry in his home state, Pruitt rejects the consensus of scientists that man-man emissions from burning fossil fu... Read More
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EPA Chief Announces Reversal Of Obama-Era Curbs On Coal Plants

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Enlarge this image Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt attends a Cabinet meeting with President Trump in June. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption toggle caption ... Read More
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Energy Department details Perry’s trips by air

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Energy Department says Energy Secretary Rick Perry has taken at least six trips on government or private planes costing an estimated $56,000. The report comes as top officials in the Trump administration undergo scrutiny for their use of costly private or military air travel at taxpayers’ expense. Three of Perry’s trips were on government planes, including one on an Energy Department plane to the Hanford nuclear site in Washington s... Read More
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EPA watchdog expands probe of Pruitt’s travel

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector general is expanding an inquiry into Administrator Scott Pruitt’s frequent taxpayer-funded travel, the watchdog office said Friday. The review will now include all travel by Pruitt through Sept. 30 as the office examines whether Pruitt followed EPA travel policies and whether those policies are sufficient to prevent fraud, waste and abuse. Previously, the inspector general was focusing on Pruitt’s travel to his home state of Oklahoma through July 31. ... Read More
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Russian Miner Coin raises $43 million in ICO to challenge China in bitcoin mining

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Russian Miner Coin (RMC) raised the equivalent of $43 million through an ICO last month, as it looks to challenge China and create a “next-gen ecosystem for miners and investors,” the company said. This figure set a new record in the Eastern European ICO scene, but it’s worth noting that it fell way below the company’s initial $100 million target. “We raised enough to do our project,” RMC explained to EWDN, regarding the consequences of its failure to raise its full funds. “We needed only $10 million for development of Multiclet, our new... Read More
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How Trivia Crack put Argentina on the world’s game industry map

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Here’s some trivia about the world’s most popular trivia game. Trivia Crack has more than 300 million users. Those players have answered more than 77 billion questions, and they answer more than 2 million questions per minute. One user has answered more than 622,000 questions. This mobile game was built in 2013 by a small group of people at Etermax in Buenos Aires, and it has put Argentina on the game industr... Read More
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Skerrit: At the mercy of the international community – Talk to Al JAzeera

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As hurricane season ripped through the Caribbean in one of the worst recorded episodes of the weather phenomenon, the people of Dominica, the 'nature island of the Caribbean', braced for the impact of Hurricane Maria. The small, island nation of 73 thousand people in the Caribbean sea was destroyed. Dominica is a small peaceful island with no military to speak of, an economy once built on banana exports and now building an eco-tourism industry... the damage remains unspeakable.People were reported missing and others had died in the night. The eye of Hurricane Maria made a direct hit as a category 5 - the strongest level of hurricane - and ripped apart anything in it's path.The entire cou... Read More
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Musk: Tesla can redo Puerto Rico’s power grid

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Tesla has solar projects on smaller islands, and Musk thinks they should be scalable to larger ones like Puerto Rico.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/72573/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosDetected Closed Captioning: Weeks After Hurricane Marija Hit Puerto Rico The Island Is Still Mostly Without Power Now Elon Musk Thinks He Can Help Rebuild Puerto Rico's Electrical Grid And The islands Top Official Seems Interested In A Tweet Thursday Musk Said Tesla Could Switch The Islands Electrical Grid Over To Solar Energy If Puerto Rico Wanted Th... Read More
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First Drive: 2018 Audi A8

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Audi claims the new A8, its flagship sedan, is the most technologically advanced car in its class. That’s a big boast for a crowded segment that includes the Tesla Model S, BMW 7-series, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Jaguar XJ, the Lexus LS, and up-level versions of the surprisingly competent Cadillac CT6. But from its lights to its camera to its cockpit, it makes a compelling argument for best-in-class tech. The new A8 is more sophisticated than its boxy predecessor, but its technological prowess isn’t obvious in its low-risk exterior design. On initial contact, my eyes were invariably drawn to the massive front grille, which is wider than ever. (We didn't think it was possible.) The rear, on the other hand, ... Read More
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Elon Musk offers to rebuild Puerto Rico’s power grid using solar

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A casual comment on Twitter by Tesla CEO Elon Musk about rebuilding Puerto Rico’s power grid using solar technology is being treated seriously by the storm-ravaged island’s top elected officials. On Twitter, Musk said that his technology, which powers several smaller islands, could be scaled up to work for Puerto Rico. The island’s governor promptly respo... Read More
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Hurricane Nate will hit the Gulf Coast this weekend

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Tropical Storm Nate is expected to grow and hit the Gulf Coast states as a Category 1 hurricane this weekend. Parts of Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana along the coast are under hurricane watch. The storm made landfall on Thursday in Central America, killing at least 22 people. It will become stronger as it moves up Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula later today, and will be a ... Read More
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US military halts exercises over Qatar crisis

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The U.S. military has halted some exercises with its Gulf Arab allies over the ongoing diplomatic crisis targeting Qatar, trying to use its influence to end the monthslong dispute, authorities told The Associated Press on Friday. While offering few details, the acknowledgement by the U.S. military’s Central Command shows the concern it has over the conflict gripping the Gulf, home to the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet and crucial bases for its campaign against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, as well as the war in Afghan... Read More
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Elon Musk says he can rebuild Puerto Rico’s power grid with solar

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Renewable energy entrepreneur Elon Musk says he could rebuild Puerto Rico's shattered electrical infrastructure with his solar energy technology.The vast majority of the island territory remains without power, weeks after it was hit by Hurricane Maria.On Twitter, Mr Musk said his technology, which powers several smaller islands, could be scaled up to work for Puerto Rico.The island's governor responded to Mr Musk with the message: "Let's talk"."Do you want to show the world the power and scalability of your Tesla technologies? Puerto Rico could be that flagship project," the Governor ... Read More
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Hurricane Maria unearths concern about Puerto Rico’s water system

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The Trump administration is asking U.S. lawmakers to approve $29 Billion in disaster relief funding.The money would be used to assist hurricane recovery efforts in Texas, Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Two weeks later, nearly all of Puerto Rico is still without electricity. And, more than half of the island lacks running water.CGTN’s Nitza Soledad Perez explains the growing concern over the environmental and health impact Hurricane Maria is having on the island.Detected Closed Captioning: Very Difficult For The People Around here Besides Whatever Whatever They Love Here They Also You Know They're Not Healthy Catania Is Home To Several Polluting Industrie... Read More
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Seeing the Invisible World with the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

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Chemistry sits halfway between physics and biology; it’s the middle child in the scientific family, as dependable as it is overshadowed. On Monday, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to three researchers who helped elucidate the mechanics of circadian rhythms, the gene-based clocks within our cells; on Tuesday, the physics... Read More
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Puerto Ricans struggle in aftermath of Hurricane Maria

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Hurricane Maria left a path of destruction in Puerto Rico, leaving most of its citizens without access to electricity and clean drinking water. The island's residents talk about their daily struggle to survive and make end's meet.Detected Closed Captioning: We Trying To Find Water Every Day What We're Doing Like Today We're Gonna Find water For You Know For The Toilet Or For You Know What You Know The Stuff And The Next Day We're Going To Do Gasoline The Next Day We Go To The Supermarket you Know To Try About This A Lot You know Or Go To The Bank Right Now Pasta Off Is Not Working So Nobody Can Send Anything For Us So I Have A Bank Account In The United States So That's What They're Family You Know They Send Me So... Read More
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Artificial Synapses Could Lead to Brainier, Super-Efficient Computers

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Brains, beyond their signature achievements in thinking and problem solving, are paragons of energy efficiency. The human brain’s power consumption resembles that of a 20-watt incandescent lightbulb. In contrast, one of the world’s largest and fastest supercomputers, the K computer in Kobe, Japan, consumes as much as 9.89 megawatts of energy—an amount roughly equivalent to the power usage of 10,000 households. Yet in 2013, even with that much power, it took the machine 40 minutes to simulate just a single second’s worth of 1 percent of human brain activity. Now engineering researchers at the ... Read More
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Ford to invest in trucks and electric cars as it looks to cut $14 billion in costs

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(Reuters) — Ford plans to slash $14 billion in costs over the next five years, Chief Executive Officer Jim Hackett told investors on Tuesday, adding that the No. 2 U.S. automaker would shift capital investment away from sedans and internal combustion engines to develop more trucks and electric and hybrid cars. Most of those savings will not show up on Ford’s bottom line until 2019 and 2020, Hackett and other Ford executives said, reflecting the industry’s long product engineering lead times. Ford will be open to more partnerships to spread the costs and risks of simultaneously developing new technology and services while churning out profit from selling trucks and sport utility vehicles in North America, Hack... Read More
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North Korea accuses US of imposing an ‘economic blockade’

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UNITED NATIONS — North Korea’s U.N. ambassador accused the United States on Tuesday of imposing “an economic blockade” on his country and deploying nuclear assets on the Korean Peninsula aimed at toppling leader Kim Jong Un. Ja Song Nam said the U.S. push for countries to implement what he called “illegal and unjustifiable” U.N. sanctions on North Korea is part of America’s “frantic attempt to completely block our peaceful economy for people’s everyday lives and humanitarian cooperation.” ... Read More
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Governor: 95% Of Puerto Rico Still Without Power

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Lack of drinking water, lack of electricity and lack of cash continue to slow recovery in Puerto Rico following the devastation from Hurricane Maria. CBS2's Brian Conybeare reports.Detected Closed Captioning: Puerto Rico's Governor Says Nearly Two Weeks After Hurricane Maria Hit 95 percent Of The Island Remains Without Power Fewer Than Half The People Have Clean Drinking Water And There Are Long lines Some Six To Seven Hours Long For What Food And Water Is Available Cash At Banks Is Now Running Low - Denying These He's Long Everybody Wants To Buy Food Water Groceries He Left For A Tour Of The Storm Ravaged Island Tuesday President Trump Defended The Federal Response Situation Some Ten Thousand US Troops And Federa... Read More
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Pres Trump to visit Puerto Rico amid criticism of disaster response

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The crisis in Puerto Rico is far from over. Infrastructure is in a shambles and many have been without electricity for the two weeks since Hurricane Maria struck the Caribbean island. U.S. President Donald Trump plans to visit the region on Tuesday. This comes as supplies begin to reach victims. Still, many doubt the president's intentions when it comes to the island. CGTN's Nitza Soledad Perez reports from San Juan.Detected Closed Captioning: US President Donald Trump's Visit To The Island Of Puerto Rico Comes Amid Controversy Over His Administration's Response To The Devastation Left By Hurricane Maria Almost Two Weeks In The u.s. Territory Is Still Without Electricity Only About A T... Read More
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Is Trump the ‘bad cop’ with North Korea? It may not be working

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WASHINGTON — If President Donald Trump and his top diplomat are playing “good cop, bad cop” with North Korea, it doesn’t appear to be working: Entreaties of diplomacy aren’t yielding meaningful talks, and military threats aren’t scaring Pyongyang into halting its nuclear advance. Instead, America’s mixed messaging may be increasing the risk of miscalculation by the isolated, communist government, which lacks insight into the Trump administration’s thinking and could mistake brinkmanship for an overt threat of war. ... Read More
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Puerto Ricans who lost everything begin rebuilding as they wait for aid

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The road to recovery in Puerto Rico will be long and daunting, as electricity, fuel and transportation remain crippled in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Citizens who have lost everything to the storm are trying to rebuild, but continue to wait for assistance as the military surveys the damage. Special correspondent Monica Villamizar joins Hari Sreenivasan to offer an update from the ground.Detected Closed Captioning: Re>> Svaeni Psan:DERESIRUNT TMP Re>> Svaeni Psan:DERESIRUNT TMP S S NN PLATOING IT VISRT PUECOO RI NN PLATOING IT VISRT PUECOO RI RRTOMOOW. RRTOMOOW. RRTOMOOW. ITBEILL RL NEAO Y TWWEEKS ITBEILL RL NEAO Y TWWEEKS THNCE LAE ISASND WAS DEVDTATE THNCE LAE ISASND WAS DEVD... Read More
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An AI god will emerge by 2042 and write its own bible. Will you worship it?

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In the next 25 years, AI will evolve to the point where it will know more on an intellectual level than any human. In the next 50 or 100 years, an AI might know more than the entire population of the planet put together. At that point, there are serious questions to ask about whether this AI — which could design and program additional AI programs all on its own, read data from an almost infinite number of data sources, and control almost every connected device on the planet — will somehow rise in status to become more like a god, something that can write its own bible and draw humans to worship it. Recently, ... Read More
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New York State Submits Offshore Areas For Potential Wind Development Off Atlantic Coast

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Offshore Wind Helps Meet State’s Requirement of 50 Percent of Electricity from Renewable Resources by 2030. New York, NY - October 2, 2017 - New York State announced today it has asked the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to consider identifying and leasing at least four new Wind Energy Areas off New York’s Atlantic Coast, each capable of accommodating at least 800 megawatts of offshore wind generation. To support its request, the State submitted an Area for Consideration to locate these new Wind Energy Areas. The State also requested that BOEM utilize the data and analysis which informed the Areas for Cons... Read More
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NASA photos of Puerto Rico show how Maria wiped out power on the island

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Puerto Rico’s extensive power loss in the wake of Hurricane Maria has been captured in newly released images from one of NASA’s Earth-orbiting satellites. The intense Category 4 storm left practically all of the 3.4 million US citizens in the country without access to electrical power, and many are still waiting for the lights to come back on. These new before and after nighttime photos show just how much of Puerto Rico’s biggest cities remained in the dark up to a week after Maria. The photos were taken by NASA and NOAA’s Suomi-NPP satellite, a weather probe that monitors the long... Read More
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Ripple Effect, Episode 2: Resource Recovery

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This wastewater plant is selling reused water to an energy plant that burns trash for electricity.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/72317/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosDetected Closed Captioning: Ripple Effect Sponsored By Suez When It Comes To Water There's No Doubt That This Generation Will Face A Number of Complex Issues Across The Planet however Getting Better At How We Use Water In Every Aspect Of Our Lives Will produce Tangible Long-term Results For Many Many Years Waste Treatment Plants we're Always Seen As You Know A Necessary... Read More
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Data centre influx squeezing Irish electricity network

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The surge in major data centres in Ireland is placing severe pressure on ESB, the country’s state-owned electricity company. ESB has stated that it in order to meet demand from proposed data centres in the capital city of Dublin, it would have to more than double the existing supply of electricity. Speaking to the Irish Independent, an ESB company spokesman said: “To put it into context, the current load in Dublin is around 1,200 mega volt-amps (MVA), which has grown over the last 90 years, and there is about 1,400 MVA in data centre applications and enquiries in train.”... Read More
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Healthcare was a crisis in Puerto Rico even before Hurricane Maria

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Hurricane Maria has decimated Puerto Rico. But even before the disastrous storm, residents were facing a serious financial dilemma in all economic sectors, particularly healthcare.Correspondent Gerry Hadden traveled to San Juan before the severe storm to report on the crisis that had doctors leaving in droves.Hurricane Maria was the most powerful storm to hit the U.S. territory in 80 years. The entire population of Puerto Rico lost electricity and the majority of power lines were destroyed. 80 percent of its cellphones towers were damaged. And the power grid is in such bad shape, repairing it may not even be possible, it may need to be entirely rebuilt.Watch CGTN LIVE on your computer, t... Read More
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Federal Reserve Overlooks Technology’s Role in Limiting Inflation

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During her speech to the National Association of Business Economics on Tuesday, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen made a rather startling admission: The Fed may have “misspecified” its models for inflation and “misjudged” the strength of wages and the job market. Leaving aside the odd choice of words, Yellen—true to her training and temperament—proved herself more interested in understanding the world as it is rather than being right, a rarity in a policy world that often rewards hubris over wisdom. But her acknowledgment that economic patterns, and... Read More
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Australia keen to invest in clean energy

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Australians are suffering from soaring electricity prices and power blackouts. The government hopes it can improve this by extending the life of an ageing coal-fired power station.But its operator is keen to invest in new cleaner technologies.Al Jazeera’s Yaara Bou Melhem reports from Muswellbrook, Hunter Valley.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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Alphabet’s Project Loon may deliver internet to Puerto Rico with hot air balloons

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Project Loon, the initiative of Alphabet’s X lab to deliver internet using hot air balloons, is looking into deploying Wi-Fi balloons to help alleviate the crisis in Puerto Rico, the company confirmed. “The Project Loon team at X is exploring if it’s possible to bring emergency connectivity to Puerto Rico,” the X lab’s official Twitter account wrote this afternoon. X, formerly Google X, is the “moonshot” division of Google-owner Alphabet, responsible for the Wing drone delivery project and the self-driving car unit that became Waymo, among other forward-looking tech-adjacent initiatives. Puerto Rico, home to ... Read More
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What I Love: What Frightens the ‘Goosebumps’ Writer R. L. Stine?

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Mr. Bones fits perfectly behind the desk, whose wrought-iron legs were fashioned to look like spider limbs. Across the room: a replica of the “Goosebumps” durable malefactor, Slappy the Dummy, whose latest villainy is chronicled in “I Am Slappy’s Evil Twin” (Scholastic). Name: R. L. Stine (the initials stand for Robert Lawrence) ... Read More
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New York’s Response to Puerto Rico Devastation: ‘It’s Personal for Us’

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As a global capital, where seemingly every country and culture has sent a delegation, events a world away have a way of reverberating in New York. It can be a burst of jubilation after a soccer victory. Or it can be the pangs of anguish following turmoil or a disaster abroad. For months after the earthquake in 2010 that ravaged Haiti, the Haitian community in New York housed relatives and sent back money and supplies. Similar aid efforts have also been organized after the ... Read More
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After Hurricane Maria, Could Puerto Rico Be at Risk of Cholera?

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After the deluge comes the deluge. First Hurricane Irma raked Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands in early September, and then two weeks later Hurricane Maria did the same, leaving 3.5 million people in Puerto Rico without clean water, communications, or electricity, amid damaged buildings and floodwaters. Aid is finally reaching the islands—fuel for generators, water, medical supplies, food—but disasters always breed disasters. And that might be what’s about to happen in Puerto Rico, too. “The first impact is people who were dire... Read More
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Trying to communicate after the hurricane: ‘It’s as if Puerto Rico doesn’t exist’

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The morning after Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico, Sofia Maldonado tried to call her parents, who were still on the island. “You call them, call them, and no answer,” she says. She switched to texts. Still nothing. “Not having communications with your parents or your friends or anyone, it’s very hard because you don’t know how they’re doing.” Maldonado, an artist based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, was traveling when the hurricane hit. She watched the destruction unfold on television from her friend’s apartment in New York. The Category 4 storm splintered wooden homes, destroyed ... Read More
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Myanmar’s Internet Disrupted Society—and Fueled Extremists

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During the half century that they ruled the country, Myanmar’s military dictators occasionally turned to astrology for policy decisions. In the late ’80s, for example, the government switched the currency from units of 10 to nine, a more auspicious number. Economic turmoil followed. More recently, after an astrologer reportedly warned of an imminent American air strike, the capital was relocated from Yangon to a half-finished outpost in the middle of a jungle. Mass confusion ensued. Because of the dictatorship’s rigid controls on everything from media to education, hardly anyone had a mobile phone, and internet access was severely limited. People had little idea what was happening in the next town—... Read More
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Puerto Rico’s hospitals are still facing dangerous power outages

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Published on Sep 27, 2017Doctors in Puerto Rico are bracing for a rise in patients while dealing with short supplies, and even no electricity. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook joined CBSN to discuss doctors' fears -- and what hospitals need most. Category License Standard YouT... Read More
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Hurricane Maria’s Devastation in Puerto Rico, As Seen By a Drone

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Hurricane Maria tore across Puerto Rico last Wednesday but communities across the Caribbean are still reeling from its wrath. The commonwealth lost all electricity and most communications after violent winds and rains washed away power lines, cell towers and roads. At least 16 people have died, and many more individuals are left without homes, drinking water, or ability to contact or find loved ones. The sweeping destruction is almost impossible to fathom, which is why AP photographer Ricardo Arduengo shot ... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces 74 Percent Increase In Electric Car Sales Since Launch Of Drive Clean Rebate In March

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State Approves More than 2,000 Consumer Rebates Across the State; Supports Governor's Clean Energy Goals to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Combat Climate Change. Albany, NY - September 27, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York has seen a 74 percent increase in electric car sales over the same time period last year, resulting from the Drive Clean Rebate initiative launched on March 21, 2017. The Drive Clean Rebate provides New York residents with a rebate of up to $2,000 for the purchase of a new electric car from participating dealers. The initiative supports Governor Cuomo's aggressive goal to re... Read More
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After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico’s Grid Needs a Complete Overhaul

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Puerto Rico barely had a minute to recover from being grazed by Hurricane Irma when Maria approached the island. Maria was one of the strongest and most powerful storms ever recorded in the Caribbean; her eye spanned the entire Puerto Rican territory. With wind gusts of 150 mph, the storm left massive flooding across Puerto Rico. The ... Read More
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How One Syrian Fought to the Death for a Free Internet

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In 2003, when Jon Phillips was 24, he met someone who changed everything about how he perceived the world. At the time, Phillips was a graduate student in computer science and visual art at the University of California, San Diego. Rather than work for a big tech company, as most of his friends were doing, he wanted to use his computing skills to “build society and community.” So he turned to open software, collaborating with strangers every day on Internet Relay Chat, a platform that software developers use to chat in real time while working on projects together. One day, while he was on an IRC channel developing an open source clip art site, someone with the username Bassel popped up. Bassel wr... Read More
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Long Island Couple Stranded On Puerto Rico For Days Speaks Out

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More than three million people are without electricity, food, and water, and the governor says the island is on the verge of disaster. One couple knows the crisis first hand. CBS2's Jennifer McLogan reports.Detected Closed Captioning: FEAR FOR DAYS. DAYS AFTER GETTING ENGAGED ON A PUERTO RICAN BEACH. JENNIFER McLOGAN HAS THE SURVIVAL STORY. IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE THE HAPPIEST MOMENT OF YOUR LIFE. AND IT TURNS INTO -- A LIVING HELL. JOSEPH AND JENNI SHARED IMAGES OF THEIR FIVE HARROWING DAYS AND NIGHTS IN THE STREETS OF SAN JUAN FOLLOWING THE DISTRICT HIT FROM HURRICANE MARIA. TRAPPED ON THE ISLAND, NOT BY CHOICE. NO POLICE, NO MILITARY, NO SECURITY. NOBODY REGULATING WHAT WAS GOING ON. NO ELECTRICITY OR CELL PHONE S... Read More
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Is the government doing enough to help Puerto Rico?

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Conditions are dire for more than 3 million Americans struggling to get water, food and electricity after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico. P.J. Tobia reports on the pressure President Trump has faced to send more aid, then Judy Woodruff speaks with FEMA Deputy Administrator Daniel Kaniewski and Rep. Nydia Velázquez, D-N.Y., about the federal response the island has received.No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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AI could fix America’s productivity problem

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Today’s business news is filled with mentions of exponential growth curves, major disruptions, and industrial revolutions. Although it seems like technology and business innovations are moving at warp speed, progress is being made at a glacial pace in one critical area. In a world transformed by huge and rapid technological breakthroughs — including the internet, smartphones, and the Internet of Things — productivity growth has come to almost a complete halt. Productivity growth in the US fell to a rate of 0.4 percent between 2004 and 2014 from a peak of just under 3.5 percent per year in the 1950s. That is the slowest growth rate ... Read More
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Puerto Rico after the storm: what we know about its hurricane recovery

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Hurricane Maria whirled through Puerto Rico almost a week ago, but we still don’t know the full extent of the devastation that the Category 4 storm left behind. The hurricane hit the island with winds spinning at 155 miles per hour, tearing down power lines and cell towers. More than 11,400 people remain in 159 shelters throughout Puerto Rico, says Delyris Aquino, a spokesperson for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The Associated Press repor... Read More
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Watch the Blade Runner anime from Cowboy Bebop director Shinichiro Watanabe

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Cowboy Bebop director Shinichiro Watanabe has a new project out today: an anime prequel to the upcoming movie Blade Runner 2049. The 15-minute short, Blade Runner Black Out 2022, can be watched in its entirety on Crunchyroll. Black Out 2022 is the third of three prequel shorts that connect the original film with its upcoming sequel. It takes place three years after the original movie, when replicants are blamed for a... Read More
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Water evaporation could be a promising source of renewable energy

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Solar and wind power get all the attention, but harvesting energy from evaporation could go a long way toward solving our power problems — at least in theory. This method of harvesting energy is in very early stages. Unlike solar and wind power, evaporation technology is not commercialized yet and won’t be for a while. So is it worth pursuing further? Scientists wrote a model to figure this out, and predicted that the energy potentially available from evaporation is comparable to that of wind and solar power. The research was published today in the journal Nature Communications. If we were ... Read More
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Dubai starts testing crewless two-person flying taxis

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Dubai has test-flown an uncrewed two-seater drone designed to transport people autonomously. Called the Autonomous Air Taxi (AAT), the city claims the vehicle will be the world’s first self-flying taxi service. The AAT is environmentally friendly, powered by electricity, and the prototype version has a maximum flight time of 30 minutes, at a cruising speed of 50 km/h (31 mph), and a maximum airspeed of 100 km/h (62 mph). The drone was uncrewed and hovered 200 meters high during the test flight, according to Reuters. The AAT, ... Read More
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Can This Tesla Alum Build the World’s Greenest Battery?

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At Tesla, Peter Carlsson spent nearly five years at Elon Musk’s side, locating various parts of the Model S as the electric car company's global supply chain manager. "The overarching goal of Tesla is to help reduce carbon emissions, and that means low cost and high volume," Musk said back in 2006. "We will also serve as an example to the auto industry, proving that the technology really works and customers want to buy electric vehicles." Now, as Tesla build... Read More
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Sigfox introduces dramatically cheaper IoT module to catalyze connectivity of everyday objects

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Riding a crest of big ambitions, France’s Sigfox today announced a series of new initiatives designed to boost the global IoT network it’s building. At the company’s first-ever users’ conference today in Prague, executives and partners talked up the idea that massive connectivity will transform numerous facets of industry and our daily lives. Sigfox has been creating a specialized low-power communications network to enable that future and has attracted more than $400 million in venture capital. Read more: ... Read More
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The Inside Story of the Great Silicon Heist

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Wasi Ismail Syed had endured a draining day of travel by the time he picked up his rental van at the Pensacola, Florida, airport. He’d left his West Coast home that morning in February 2009, then weathered a lengthy layover in Houston. But rather than pining for a comfy hotel bed, Syed was excited to conduct a bit of late-night business: He was meeting two strangers who called themselves Butch Cassidy and William Smith outside a nearby Walmart. As he pulled into the store’s parking lot around midnight, the 32-year-old Syed worried that he might be robbed of the $28,000 he was carrying. Cassidy and Smith were already there, waiting for him in a pickup; Syed jot... Read More
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Puerto Rican residents wait in sweltering heat for food, fuel

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Millions in Puerto Rico are without electricity, running water, or fuel in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Aid is beginning to trickle in, but local officials are saying urgent action is needed. CGTN’s Nitza Soledad Perez reports.No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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Exxon, under pressure from investors, prosecutors, commits to methane reduction

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Enlarge / FORT WORTH, Texas: The Barnett Shale Gas field at dusk, February 27, 2006. XTO Energy Inc. is extracting natural gas at this facility.J.G. Domke/Bloomberg via Getty Images On Monday, oil and gas giant ExxonMobil announced that it would voluntarily ... Read More
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After Hurricane Maria, what will it take to turn Puerto Rico’s power back on?

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In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico’s 3.4 million American citizens remain almost entirely without electrical power — but it’s not because their power plants are blown. The problem is that roughly 80 percent of transmission lines, which take power from the plants to distribution centers, are down. Nearly all the local power lines that run to residences and busine... Read More
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How A Venezuelan Chef Is Teaching Women To Make Chocolate And Money

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Enlarge this image Entrepreneurs sort cocoa beans on a tray at Cacao de Origen, a school founded by Maria Di Giacobbe to train Venezuelan women in the making of premium chocolate. Zeina Alvarado (left) later found work in a bean-to-bar production facility in Mexico. Court... Read More
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Michelin wants to reinvent the wheel for the driverless age

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They’re completely airless, last virtually forever, and could be the perfect tire for our autonomous future. Michelin, the 128-year-old tire manufacturer based in Clermont-Ferrand, France, recently unveiled a 3D-printed tire concept that it says could be the ideal ride for self-driving cars. It just needs to figure out how to actually manufacture them first. Dubbed “Vision,” these spidery, psychedelic-looking sponges are printed from bio-sourced and biodegradable materials, including natural rubber, bamboo, paper, tin cans, wood, electronic and plastic waste, hay, tire chips, used metals, cloth, cardboard, molasses, and orange zest. While it may sound like Michelin is rooting throu... Read More
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CVD Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results

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CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y., (Business Wire) – Aug 14, 2017 - CVD Equipment Corporation (NASDAQ: CVV), a leading provider of chemical vapor deposition systems, today announced its second quarter 2017 financial results. Revenue for the second quarter was $10.8 million, an increase of 12.2% over the prior quarter and 189.3% from the same period last year. During the quarter, the Company received approximately $6.0 million in new orders. Backlog as of June 30, 2017, was $24.8 million. “Solid execution of our growth strategy led to record revenue and strong profitability in the quarter,” said Leo... Read More
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Chile advances solar capacity technology leading much of Latin America

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Published on Sep 22, 2017Despite being the leader in solar capacity in Latin America, the government in Santiago is pushing for even more. Category News & Politics License ... Read More
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US solar industry braces for potential tariffs

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The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled cheap imports are harming local solar manufacturing companies. The president will decide the next move.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/72253/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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Island wide power and internet failures plunge Puerto Rico into the dark

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Hurricane Maria has severely Puerto Rico’s aging infrastructure. Officials have been forced to evacuate tens of thousands in danger of overwhelmed dams and reservoirs, while nationwide electricity and internet failures have left most of the population in the dark. CGTN’s Nitza Soledad Perez reports.Detected Closed Captioning: The Town Of Trabajo Was The Hardest Hit By Hurricane Maria In Puerto Rico Just Take A Look At The Devastation Around crops Cattle So Many Properties destroyed The Wind Gusts Surpassing The 250 Kilometer Per Hour Mark They Really Took A Toll In This Area On Top Of That The River Close By Called La Plata Crested So Much That Authorities Had No Choice But To R... Read More
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This box can deliver electricity and drinking water anywhere

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The "Off Grid Box" can provide clean drinking water and electricity just about anywhere. It can be used in developing countries, in areas hit by a natural disaster, or for people who simply prefer living off the grid.Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/saiFACEBOOK: ... Read More
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Machine-learning cloud platforms get to work

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EnlargeGetty Images The machine-learning smarts that help Google know what’s in a photo and let Amazon’s Alexa carry on a conversation are getting a real job. “ML” platforms from vendors like Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft, and others can automate business processes on a previously impossible scale and free up... Read More
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What Will Happen to the Gulf Coast If the Oil Industry Retreats?

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This story originally appeared on CityLab and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. During this year’s record-breaking hurricane season, oil rigs and refineries were just as exposed as any structure on the precarious Gulf Coast, and their owners were limited to the same options as everyone else: evacuate, prepare, and hope the storm was mer... Read More
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Sudan and South Sudan reach trade deal increasing oil production

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The governments of Sudan and South Sudan have signed an agreement to allow border trade between the two countries.The deal includes a financially critically move to increase South Sudan's oil production, an industry hurt by a years-long conflict. Al Jazeera's Hiba Morgan reports from Khartoum.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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Island of Puerto Rico ‘destroyed’ by Hurricane Maria

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Published on Sep 20, 2017Puerto Rico's office of emergency management confirmed that 100 percent of the U.S. territory has lost power, noting that anyone with electricity was using a generator. Category License Standard YouTube License No Closed Caption... Read More
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Chemical Industry Ally Faces Critics in Bid for Top E.P.A. Post

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The following year he created a nonprofit consulting firm that became a line of first defense for companies facing health and safety challenges from the E.P.A.Mr. Dourson has a popular sideline as a writer of books that combine Bible stories with his views on science. His series, “Evidence of Faith,” is an examination of the intersection of evolution and bible history.At a time when the E.P.A. is in the early stages of putting in place Congress’s 2016 overhaul of the law governing toxic chemicals, Mr. Dourson’s nomination to become the agency’s assistant administrator for chemica... Read More
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Fed announces a start to modestly reducing its bond holdings

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The Federal Reserve will begin shrinking the enormous portfolio of bonds it amassed after the 2008 financial crisis to try to sustain a frail economy. The move reflects a strengthened economy and could mean higher rates on mortgages and other loans over time. The Fed announced Wednesday that it will let a small portion of its $4.5 trillion balance sheet mature without being replaced, starting in October with reductions of $10 billion a month and gradually rising over the next year to $50 billion a month. The central bank left its key short-term rate unchanged but hinted at one more hike this year — most likely in December — if persistently low inflation rebounds. The Fed policymakers’ updated economic forecasts show a... Read More
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Governor Cuomo And U.S. Climate Alliance Announce States Are On Track To Meet Or Exceed Targets Of Paris Climate Agreement

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North Carolina Joins Climate Alliance, Bringing Total Membership to 14 States and Puerto Rico. Albany, NY - September 15, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the members of the U.S. Climate Alliance - a growing coalition of 14 states and Puerto Rico committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions - are collectively on track to meet and possibly exceed their portion of U.S. commitment under the Paris Agreement. The announcement was made after the release of an independent report showing that U.S. Climate Alliance states are on track to reach a 24 to 2... Read More
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Is Myanmar’s jade business driving ethnic tensions? – Counting the Cost

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Over the past few weeks, nearly 400,000 people escaping violence in Myanmar's eastern state of Rakhine have streamed into Bangladesh, creating a humanitarian crisis. The UN Security Council has condemned the violence against the Rohingyapeople, calling it ethnic cleansing. A report by Global Witness suggests that natural resource exploitation, especially the country's billion-dollar jade business, may also be playing a part in the country's religious and ethnic tensions.Nearly all of the world's jade comes from Myanmar.According to a report by Global Witness, the country's jade industry was worth $31bn in 2014, which is as big as half of Myanmar's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 20... Read More
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Mad About Tesla: The Man Behind The Planned Science Center in Shoreham

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Nikola Tesla, left, and Wardenclyffe Laboratory and Tower in Shoreham. The tower has since been demolished, but the lab still stands. On Independence Day, 100 years ago this summer, scrap dealers dynamited Nikola Tesla’s 187-foot Wardenclyffe Tower in Shoreham, marking the final chapter of the Serbian-born scientist’s doomed dream to “send the human voice and likeness around the globe through the instrumentality of the earth.” Today, still standing nearby – remarkably – is Tesla’s red-bricked laboratory, designed in 1901 by famed architect Stanford White and built with money from J.P. Morgan, the Wall Street tycoon. What’s left is in shambles and infested with mold,... Read More
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Fuel Shortages And The North Korean Economy, Explained

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Enlarge this image North Koreans walk in downtown Pyongyang on April 18. Wong Maye-E/AP hide caption toggle caption Wong Maye-E/AP In his ... Read More
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Alaska expects stronger engagement with China on gas and tourism

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The U.S-China trade relationship is the largest of its kind in the world. Despite tensions at the national level, bilateral engagement has actually been getting stronger at the state and local level.CGTN’s Wang Guan speaks to Alaska's Governor, Bill Walker, to find out why.This April, when Chinese President Xi Jinping left Florida after a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, he made an unexpected stop in Alaska.Bill Walker, the governor of Alaska, was with the Chinese president during his six hour layover. He said it was the highlight for him to have met with Xi.China has been Alaska's largest trading partner for years. In 2016, a third of the state's export, which is worth... Read More
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Comcast said he used too much data—so he opted to live without home Internet

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Longtime Comcast customer Drew Weaver was surprised in mid-May of this year when he got an automated call notifying him that he’d gone over his 1TB monthly data cap. First of all, Comcast alleged that he'd exceeded the data cap two months in a row, and Weaver says he never got a notification about the first overage. Moreover, Weaver just didn't believe that he'd used more than 1TB of data.But after a weeks-long, tedious process of troubleshooting with Comcast, the company insisted that its data meter was accurate. Comcast agents also repeatedly urged Weaver to pay an extra $50 a month to upgrade to an unlimited data plan or risk paying a $10 overage fee for each additional 50GB, up to a maximum of $200 in extra fees ... Read More