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Online streaming wars: Behind the Disney-Fox deal – Counting the Cost

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It's one of the biggest media shake-ups in recent history.The Walt Disney Company is in the process of buying up the entertainment businesses of Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox in a landmark $52.4bn deal. If it's approved, it'll be a union of Hollywood's heavyweights.But the wider story is about how people consume entertainment content in the digital age and what this means for the corporate landscape."In the media world this is absolutely huge, but in the tech world, the combined entity is still far off the likes of Facebook, Google and Amazon, and I think that's actually the point. Disney and Fox are realising that with the growth that you're seeing within the tech versus media compa... Read More
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Koch Brothers Are Cities’ New Obstacle to Building Broadband

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The three Republican commissioners now in power at the FCC voted this week to erase the agency's legal authority over high-speed Internet providers.They claim that competition will protect consumers, that the commission shouldn't interfere in the "dynamic internet ecosystem," and that they are "protecting internet freedom." Now that the vote is done, the agency has little to do but mess around with spectrum allocations. The mega-utility of the 21st century officially has no regulator. In the meantime, fed up with federal apathy and sick of being held back by lousy internet access cont... Read More
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NASA discovers asteroid likely not a spaceship

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When a mysterious asteroid entered our solar system, experts had one chance to find out as much about it as they could.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/74446/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: When Scientists Spotted The First-ever Interstellar Asteroid To Fly Into Our Solar System Speculation Emerged That It Could Be An Alien Spacecraft The Idea Seems Far-fetched But Researchers Wanted to Take A Closer Look Just In Case They Recruited As Many Telescopes As They Could Including The Green Bank Telescope The Larg... Read More
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Residential, utility solar installation falls due to investment trends, Tesla

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The third quarter of 2017 has been an unusually slow one for the solar industry, according to a report from GTM Research released on Thursday. US solar installations fell to their lowest overall level since 2015, and residential and utility-scale solar projects fell quarter over quarter. The only silver lining has been non-residential (largely commercial and community) solar installations, driven by developers in California, New York, and Massachusetts rushing to take advantage of state-level incentives, as well as installations in Minnesota boosted by Xcel Energy's ... Read More
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Trump’s iffy numbers on regulation

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his administration are ignoring one side of the ledger when they claim big savings from the federal regulations they’ve been able to roll back over most of this year. Here’s a look at some of Trump’s statements about regulations and the economy Thursday and how they compare with the facts: TRUMP: “Instead of adding costs, as so many others have done, and other co... Read More
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The Hard Math Behind Bitcoin’s Global Warming Problem

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Let me freak you out for a second. You know what bitcoin is, right? I mean, no, but quickly, it’s a “cryptocurrency” that’s basically secret computer money. One bitcoin, which doesn’t actually have a real, physical form, is worth at this moment upwards of $16,000. But to get one, you either have to buy them from online exchanges or use specialized computing hardware to “mine” it. That last bit is where the freak-out comes in. In a report last week, the cryptocurrency website Digiconomics ... Read More
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The First-Ever-Observed Interstellar Object Will Be Studied For Extraterrestrial Life

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Earlier this year, astronomers discovered what they think could be the first-ever-observed interstellar object. Chances are that it's an asteroid from another star system. But the unusual looking object has caught the attention of experts at Breakthrough Initiatives, which is on a mission to discover the first extraterrestrial intelligence beyond Earth. Experts are now using the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope to take a closer look. Following is a transcript of the video.Breakthrough Initiatives is searching for intelligent life beyond Earth. The $100 million mission now has an unusual object in its sights. The object is called Oumuamua. Its thin, sleek shape is unlike anything ever seen befo... Read More
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The Researcher Who Wants to Bring AI to Factories

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Gargantuan Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn employs more than 1 million people and tens of thousands of robots making iPhones and other electronics. It has a reputation for cost cutting, including at the expense of its workers. Now, it’s teaming up with an artificial-intelligence researcher who helped trigger Google’s reorientation around machine learning in order to make its own factories more efficient. Andrew Ng was a Stanford professor when he joined Google in 2011 to work on a project that created ... Read More
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In China, a Three-Digit Score Could Dictate Your Place in Society

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In 2015, when Lazarus Liu moved home to China after studying logistics in the United Kingdom for three years, he quickly noticed that something had changed: Everyone paid for everything with their phones. At McDonald’s, the convenience store, even at mom-and-pop restaurants, his friends in Shanghai used mobile payments. Cash, Liu could see, had been largely replaced by two smartphone apps: Alipay and WeChat Pay. One day, at a vegetable market, he watched a woman his mother’s age pull out her phone to pay for her groceries. He decided to sign up. To get an Alipay ID, Liu had to enter his cell phone number and scan his national ID card. He did so reflexivel... Read More
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The Origin of Our First Interstellar Visitor | Space Time

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We were recently visited by a traveler from outside our solar system. This is the first time we’ve ever seen an object that came to us from interstellar space. It's name is 'Oumuamua. Check out http://curiositystream.com/spacetime You can further support us on Patreon at ... Read More
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When mothers live near fracking sites, babies are more likely to be born underweight

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Children born near fracking sites are 25 percent more likely to weigh less than what is healthy at birth, according to a new study. Why this is happening isn’t clear, but the researchers believe that it might have to do with environmental pollution, which may have negative health effects on mothers — and their babies. Researchers analyzed data from more than 1 million births in Pennsylvania from 2004 to 2013, before and after fracking began. Babies born to mothers living up to 1.8 miles from a fracking site were found to have poorer health, and babies born within 0.6 miles saw the largest impacts, ... Read More
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Homeland Security wants its employees to learn mindfulness, but is that the best way to build resilience?

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The US Department of Homeland Security is the latest organization turning to mindfulness training to help its employees. According to public documents from earlier this year, the department is seeking a contractor to teach a variety of courses, from two-hour introductions to eight-week classes, to help “enhance psychological health and resilience,” as well as develop compassion and leadership skills. Mindfulness training has swept the work... Read More
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Facebook announces two new data centres in Oregon

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Facebook has announced that it will build two new data centre facilities at its existing campus in Prineville, Oregon. The company expects to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in the new buildings, adding to the already billion-dollar campus. Workers will break ground on the first of two new buildings before the end of 2017 and the facility is expected to begin serving traffic by 2020. The second facility will break ground next year and become operational in 2021. The original Prineville data centre, opened in 2011, was Facebook’s first privately constructed, custom-built data centre. Since then, the campus has expanded to four separate buildings comprising more than 1.25 million square feet of usable space. ... Read More
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Broadband over ‘wet string’ tested for fun

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Engineers at a small British internet service provider have successfully made a broadband connection work over 2m (6ft 7in) of wet string.The connection reached speeds of 3.5Mbps (megabits per second), according to the Andrews and Arnold engineer who conducted the experiment.The point of the experiment appears to have been purely to see if it was achievable.The firm does not believe there is a way to exploit the finding."To be honest it was a bit of fun, which one of our techies decided to try out - we have equipment we could test in the office, and why not?" Adrian Kennard, the inter... Read More
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Incredible NASA Simulated Flight Through Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

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The most famous storm in the solar system is also one of the largest: Jupiter's Great Red Spot. The storm is just a blemish on Jupiter, but if you compare it to the size of Earth — this storm could swallow our entire planet whole. In July, NASA Juno spacecraft flew over the spot and NASA then used that data to produce a simulated flight through the Great Red Spot. Following is a transcript of the video. NASA's Juno spacecraft is orbiting Jupiter. Recently, it flew over Jupiter's famous Great Red Spot. The Great Red Spot is a giant storm 1.3X the size of Earth that's been raging for hundreds of years. As Juno flew over the swirling vortex, it measured the storm's temperature and depth.NASA ... Read More
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Jim Simons, the Numbers King

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A visit to a scientific-research center usually begins at a star professor’s laboratory that is abuzz with a dozen postdocs collaborating on various experiments. But when I recently toured the Flatiron Institute, which formally opened in September, in lower Manhattan, I was taken straight to a computer room. The only sound came from a susurrating climate-control system. I was surrounded by rows of black metal cages outfitted, from floor to ceiling, with black metal shelves filled with black server nodes: boxes with small, twinkling lights and protruding multicolored wires. Tags dangled from some of the wires, notes that the tech staff had written to themselves. I realized that I’d seen... Read More
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Ophelia Dahl’s National Health Service

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In many ways, life in Great Missenden was idyllic, bucolic, sweet. The author Roald Dahl and the movie star Patricia Neal called their cottage there, in the rolling English countryside of Buckinghamshire, Gipsy House, because they’d parked a bright-blue caravan in the garden for their four children to play in, and because there was a freewheeling spirit to the place. A dozen people might show up for dinner on any given night; Neal would frequently be on her way to the United States to shoot a film; Dahl wrote his famous children’s books in a little hut—his “nest”—at the edge of the garden, surrounded by the roses and rhododendrons he liked to tend. “It was a very unmanufactur... Read More
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Austria Explosion Kills 1, Injures 21

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An explosion Tuesday at a major natural gas facility in lower Austria killed one person and left 21 others injured, and caused some gas flow disruptions to other countries. (Dec. 12)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Not all of our self-driving cars will be electrically powered — here’s why

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Hybrid or electric? That’s the big question in current self-driving car development. Do you build your autonomous vehicles to run purely on battery technology, or can some hybrid of gasoline and electric suffice? Some automakers are already staking out their positions, and as self-driving cars move closer to reality, it’s quickly becoming a hotly debated question that doesn’t lend itself to an easy answer. In an investor call last week, General Motors reaffirmed its commitment to battery-electric propulsion. “Zero emissions. Zero crashes. Zero congestion” was the message delivered by GM CEO Mary Barra, as the company offered journalists their first rides in the battery-electric Chevy Bolts outfitt... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces Plan To Transform Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Grid To Withstand Future Storms And Utilize Modern Grid Technologies

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Puerto Rico Energy Resiliency Working Group Provides Recommendations to Restore Puerto Rico and Implement the Build Back Better Plan. Albany, NY - December 12, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Governor Ricardo Rosselló today announced a plan to rebuild and transform Puerto Rico's electric power system, which was severely damaged by Hurricane Maria in September. The envisioned system will be more resilient, efficient, advanced, and less dependent on fossil fuel imports that cost Puerto Ricans more than $2 billion annually. "In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy in New York, a plan was immediately p... Read More
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Gas explosion: 1 dead, 18 injured at major facility in Austria

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An explosion on Tuesday at a major natural gas facility near Austria's border with Slovakia left one person dead, authorities said. A further 18 people were injured in the morning blast at the plant in Baumgarten an der March, east of Vienna, regional Red Cross official Sonja Kellner said. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/8ujaRT LIVE ... Read More
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Wenran Jiang discusses China’s struggles switching to natural gas heating

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Published on Dec 11, 2017CGTN's Jessica Stone talks to Wenran Jiang, a senior fellow at the University of British Columbia's Institute of Asian Research about China's natural gas shortage. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Clos... Read More
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Crispr Therapeutics Plans to Launch Its First Clinical Trial in 2018

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In late 2012, French microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpentier approached a handful of American scientists about starting a company, a Crispr company. They included UC Berkeley’s Jennifer Doudna, George Church at Harvard University, and his former postdoc Feng Zhang of the Broad Institute—the brightest stars in the then-tiny field of Crispr research. Back then barely 100 papers had been published on the little-known guided DNA-cutting system. It certainly hadn’t attracted any money. But Charpentier thought that was about to change, and to simplify the proces... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces Grand Opening Of Digital Command Center To Monitor NYPA Power Plant Operations, Encourage Energy Innovation

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Center is Latest Example of Governor Cuomo's Investment in Clean Energy Technology and Innovation and Advances State's Goal for NYPA to Become Nation's First All-Digital Utility. Albany, NY - December 11, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the opening of a new, cutting-edge digitized power asset monitoring and diagnostic center at the New York Power Authority's headquarters in White Plains. The initiative is a major milestone in the Governor's Reforming the Energy Vision strategy to build an energy system that is cleaner, more resilient and affordable and is part of the Governor's investment in clean energy technology and innovation. The new ... Read More
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How The Food Industry Uses Cavitation, The Ocean’s Most Powerful Punch

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Enlarge this image Cavitation produces a bubble that rapidly collapses and becomes hotter than the sun's surface. The mantis shrimp uses it, and now so do food and drink firms, to improve flavors — from yogurt to beer. Reinhard Dirscherl/ullstein bild via Getty Images ... Read More
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Climate Change Could Take the Air Out of Wind Farms

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Big offshore wind farms power Europe’s drive for a carbon-free society, while rows of spinning turbines across America’s heartland churn enough energy to power 25 million US homes. But a new study predicts that a changing climate will weaken winds that blow across much of the Northern hemisphere, possibly leading to big drops in clean wind energy. That’s because the temperature difference between the North Pole and the equator, which drives atmospheric energy in the form of winds and storm systems, is shrinking as the Arctic warms. A warmer Arctic means less of a temperatu... Read More
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New bill aims to bring Greece’s solar revolution to cities

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During its long depression, Greece has witnessed the fastest growth in solar energy use in the developed world after Spain. This means that Greece will meet its emissions targets under the Paris Climate Change Accord. Now the government wants to build on that success. It is preparing a law that will make it easier for apartment blocks to install solar panels on their rooftops. Al Jazeera's John Psaropoulos reports from Lavrio.- Subscribe to our channel: ... Read More
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Smartglass Can Fade From Translucent To Opaque In A Second

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This smartglass goes from invisible to opaque in seconds. ESG Switchable is electrified privacy glass and can become opaque when you flip a switch. This is also known as switch glass or electrochromic glass. What's really happening when you switch the glass? The smartglass has a liquid crystal film between two panels and is transparent when the film is connected to electricity. When a switch is flipped, the connection breaks. The disordered liquid crystals make the glass opaque and this fractures incoming lights. ESG Switchable is available in a variety of colors. Getting some privacy is no longer a pain in the glass.Read more: ... Read More
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Argentina invests billions of dollars in nuclear energy

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Brazil and Mexico both have nuclear energy but when it comes to nuclear power production, Argentina is Latin America’s leader. It already has three nuclear plants and plans to start construction on two new reactors next year. Argentina also has the distinction of being the only country in the region capable of designing, producing and exporting nuclear power to the world. The two soon-to-be-built reactors represent a 15 billion dollar investment that will increase the country’s long-term energy security. Nuclear energy offers sustainable and low carbon-energy production. Advocates claim it also aids in the effort to slow climate change. But major accidents in past decades have div... Read More
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The Dirty Secret of the IPCC’s Plan to Avert Climate Disaster: BECCS (Carbon Capture Technology) Doesn’t Yet Exist.

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In 2014 Henrik Karlsson, a Swedish entrepreneur whose startup was failing, was lying in bed with a bankruptcy notice when the BBC called. The reporter had a scoop: On the eve of releasing a major report, the United Nation’s climate change panel appeared to be touting an untried technology as key to keeping planetary temperatures at safe levels. The technology went by the inelegant acronym BECCS, and Karlsson was apparently the only BECCS expert the reporter could find. Karlsson was amazed. The bankruptcy notice was for his BECCS startup, which he’d founded seven years earlier after an idea came to him while watching a late-night television show in Gothenburg, ... Read More
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The A-B-C’s of Keeping Your Kids Safe Online

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If the web were an amusement park attraction, you’d have to be 10 feet tall to ride—it's terrifying enough for adults and a funhouse of horrors for kids, from inappropriate content to unkind comment sections to outright predators. And yet! The internet also affords opportunities to learn, to socialize, to create. Besides, at this point trying to keep your kids off of it entirely would be like keeping them away from electricity or indoor plumbing. They’re going to get online. Your job is to help them make good choices when they get there. Yes, there are parent-friendly routers you can buy, and software you can use, to limit your child’s access to the internet. But it's more important ... Read More
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Talk to Al Jazeera – Ibrahim Halawa: I woke up to the sound of torture

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Ibrahim Halawa was arrested by Egyptian security forces in August 2013, when he was just 17 years old. That summer, the political temperature in Egypt had reached fever pitch. The army, headed by Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, was preparing to overthrow President Mohamed Morsi and terminate the revolutionary changes that brought an end to the autocratic rule of Hosni Mubarak. Halawa had travelled to Egypt to spend time with extended family. When the Irish teenager got caught up in political protests, he was arrested. The Irish embassy initially assured him and his family that he would be on the first plane out. Instead, Halawa was kept in prison for four years. "At the moment when I was ar... Read More
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EPA chief defends spending on travel, soundproof booth

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt on Thursday defended his frequent taxpayer-funded travel and his purchase of a custom soundproof communications booth for his office, saying both were justified. Pruitt made his first appearance before a House oversight subcommittee responsible for environmental issues since his confirmation to lead EPA in February. While his fellow Republicans largely used their time to praise Pruitt’s leadership, Democrats pressed Pruitt on his proposed rollbacks of environ... Read More
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DNA has gone digital ― what could possibly go wrong?

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Biology is becoming increasingly digitized. Researchers like us use computers to analyze DNA, operate lab equipment and store genetic information. But new capabilities also mean new risks – and biologists remain largely unaware of the potential vulnerabilities that come with digitizing biotechnology. The emerging field of cyberbiosecurity explores the whole new category of risks that come with the increased use of computers in the life sciences. ... Read More
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Cray joins big data team at U.S. research centre

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Supercomputing firm Cray has joined the U.S. Department of Energy’s big data research group to work on major scientific problems. The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), set up under the American energy department, is the country’s primary scientific computing facility, and also plays host to the Big Data Centre (BDC). This smaller organisation, established in August this year, is the group that Cray has joined. Cray will help the Big Data Centre with its work on the Department of Energy’s main data-intensive science problems, by using the scale and performance of its XC40 computer. The XC40 lives at the NERSC and is nicknamed ‘Cori’ after Gerty Cori, the first American woman to win a No... Read More
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Carl Larry discusses why China is loosening its coal ban

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CGTN's Elaine Reyes spoke with Carl Larry, an oil and gas specialist from Thomson Reuters, about China loosening its coal ban amid a shortage of natural gas for winter heating. They discussed the shortage of natural gas, the alternatives available, and what more can be done.Detected Closed Captioning: Carl Larry Is An Oil And Gas Market Specialist With Thomson Reuters He Joins Us Now From Houston Via Skype So Carl Is this Too Much Of A Good Thing In China's Fight Against Pollution And Coal There's Now A Natural Gas Shortage So Does This perhaps Maybe Help In Making Sure That there's Enough Supply For Next Year's winter Heating System You Know I Think The Issue Is That You Know It's All ab... Read More
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Sunrun Launches Brightbox Solar and Battery Storage Solution in Long Island

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Battery Solution Will Give East Coast Homeowners Peace of Mind with Backup Energy to Power Through Natural Disasters Long Island, NY - December 7, 2017 - ... Read More
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Florida Set To Launch Country’s First Private High-Speed Train Service

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Enlarge this image The $3 billion Brightline express train project will launch this month with trains operating from West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale. Courtesy of Brightline hide caption toggle caption... Read More
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Matter: Scientists ‘Inject’ Information Into Monkeys’ Brains

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“You could potentially bypass the damaged areas and deliver stimulation to the premotor cortex,” said Kevin A. Mazurek, a co-author of the study. “That could be a way to bridge parts of the brain that can no longer communicate.”In order to study the premotor cortex, Dr. Mazurek and his co-author, Dr. Marc H. Schieber, trained two rhesus monkeys to play a game.The monkeys sat in front of a panel equipped with a button, a sphere-shaped knob, a cyli... Read More
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Digital Trust: The Currency of the Digital Enterprise

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CA World 2017 crackled with energy! If you weren’t able to join us, I want to share one of the most critical discussions we had: how you can establish digital trust and become a digital enterprise. Trust is hot right now. Rachel Botsman, a leading thinker in the field, defines trust as “a confident relationship with the unknown”. As she describes, for a long time tru... Read More
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Duke Energy vendor’s hack may mean stolen customer bank info

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Nearly 375,000 Duke Energy Corp. customers may have had personal and banking information stolen in a data breach. The country’s largest electric company said Tuesday the customers paid a bill by check or cash at 550 walk-in payment processing centers in the Carolinas, Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky since 2008. Those payments were processed by TIO Networks, which was hacked in an attack disclosed after ... Read More
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Bitcoin hits $15,000

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Bitcoin’s value crossed the $15,000 threshold for the first time today, marking another milestone in its dizzying ascent. In recent months, the cryptocurrency has undergone a staggering increase in value; surging from roughly $3,500 in mid-September to its current price. And at the start of the year, a single Bitcoin was worth less than $800. What happens next is anyone’s guess, and most analysts are united only in their uncertainty over the cryptocurrency’s future. Bitcoin long ago stopped being useful for actually buying things (partly because of its rocketing value and partly because of achingly-slow transaction times), so the questions f... Read More
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CVD Completes Purchase of 180,000 Sq. Ft. Facility

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CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y., (Business Wire) – December 6, 2017 - CVD Equipment Corporation (NASDAQ: CVV), a leading provider of chemical vapor deposition systems and materials announced today that it has completed the purchase of the Company’s planned additional facility, located at 555 North Research Place, Central Islip, NY. This new facility will be the primary manufacturing center for the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, CVD Materials Corporation. Leonard A. Rosenbaum, President and Chief Executive Officer stated, “With the completion of this purchase we now have the manufacturing space to accelerate ... Read More
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Bitcoin Mining Has a Massive Carbon Footprint

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This story originally appeared on Grist and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. If you’re like me, you’ve probably been ignoring the bitcoin phenomenon for years — because it seemed too complex, far-fetched, or maybe even too libertarian. But if you have any interest in a future where the world moves beyond fossil fuels, you and I should both start paying attention now. Last week, the value of a single bitcoin broke the $10,000 barrier for the first time. Over the weekend, the price nearly hit $12,00... Read More
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Deepest-ever Fish Recovered For The First Time

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Scientists finally have an up-close look at the deepest-dwelling fish in the world. Several samples of the fish have been brought to the surface for study. Following is the transcript of the video.Scientists finally have an up-close look at the deepest-dwelling fish. The fish was found nearly 5 miles underwater. It's the first time scientists have retrieved one for study. This CT scan shows the fish's skeleton and its lunch.Researchers have named the fish the "Mariana Snailfish" AKA "Pseudoliparis swirei." It was found 26,200 feet below the surface, in the Mariana Trench. The pressure is 1,000X greater than at the surface. Researchers say the pressure there is so intense, it's "similar to... Read More
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A.I. Will Transform the Economy. But How Much, and How Soon?

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And in an article published in November by the National Bureau of Economic Research, economists from M.I.T. and the University of Chicago suggest an answer to the puzzle of why all the research and investment in A.I. technology have so far had little effect on productivity.Each of the three research initiatives has a somewhat different focus. But two common themes emerge from the reports and interviews with their authors.■ Technology itself is only one ingredient in determining the trajectory of A.I. and its influence. Econom... Read More
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Now on Oracle’s Campus, a $43 Million Public High School

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Putting a charter school — that is, a publicly funded school that has its own school board and operates independently — on the campus of a tech giant is a new twist on the evolving relationship between big tech companies and schools.Big Silicon Valley companies have been in a race to shape students’ education and use schools to train their next generation of workers. And companies like Ford Motor Company, in 1916, and more recently, ... Read More
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Trump’s First Major Trade Fight With China Could Be Over Solar Panels

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But American manufacturers say the cheap panels have been unfairly financed by the Chinese government. Chinese manufacturers have benefited from cheap loans from government-run banks. Even some Chinese companies that have struggled with losses and had trouble making loan payments have been able to stay afloat.Such manufacturers in China “are technically insolvent, but they still get capital,” said Mark Widmar, the chief executive of First Solar, a large manufacturer based in Phoenix.The United States has already imposed tariffs on solar panels from China over the past five years, promp... Read More
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Energy Idea for Mars Yields a Clue for Powering Data Centers

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On the Mars project, he focused on using electricity to fuel chemical reactions among elements found on the Red Planet, even creating dirt capable of germinating a seed. Figuring that he should be able to reverse the process, he founded Bloom and worked on converting chemical energy to electricity using readily available fuels and conductors.Eventually, he and his team hit upon a version of the current design of roughly 5-inch-square fuel cells fused together in stacks — each about the size of a half-loaf of bread and capable of powering an ... Read More
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Nuclear plants safe from terror? Greenpeace activists break into power station

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Greenpeace activists broke into a French nuclear power station on Tuesday, to highlight, what they say, is weak security at the site. It's part of a campaign to show that all 58 French nuclear reactors have serious security issues. France is deeply reliant on them, as they account for 75 percent of its electricity. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/8t9kRT LIVE ... Read More
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What Living On $100,000 A Year Looks Like

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A central question of debate leading up to the Senate's passage of a sweeping tax overhaul plan asked which Americans need a boost. Economists say the Republicans' selling point for previous iterations of their legislation, that the plan is designed to benefit the middle class, has a shaky foundation — that the rich are the big winners. And the middle class is already struggling. The median household income is roughly $59,000 a year. But around the country, e... Read More
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The goldilocks price of oil – Counting the Cost

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The price of crude and reducing output are things that OPEC and its allies had to discuss again this week in Vienna.Since agreeing on production cuts of about 1.8 million barrels a day, the group of oil-producing countries has succeeded in boosting the oil price by almost a third, back to above $60 a barrel.And, although they agreed to maintain global oil production cuts until the end of 2018, the "goldilocks" debate continues, with an oil price that's just right for some being too high or too low for others.Paul Brennan reports from Vienna, and Manouchehr Takin, a global oil and energy consultant, joins Counting the Cost from London. Takin explains that OPEC, and the oil industry... Read More
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Germany’s Coal Mines Could Have a Second Life in Clean Energy

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This story originally appeared on Grist and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. It’s a sunny October day on the outskirts of the west German town of Bottrop. A quiet, two-lane road leads me through farm pasture to a cluster of anonymous, low-lying buildings set among the trees. The highway hums in the distance. Looming above everything else is a green A-frame structure with four great pulley wheels to carry men and equipment into a mine shaft. It’s the only visible sign... Read More
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World’s Largest Battery Is Turned On In Australia As Tesla Ties Into Power Grid

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Enlarge this image Warning signs adorn the fence surrounding the compound housing the Hornsdale Power Reserve, featuring the world's largest lithium ion battery made by Tesla, during the official launch near Jamestown, Australia, on Friday. David Gray/Reuters hide caption ... Read More
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Tesla turns on giant lithium-ion battery to support Australia’s shaky power grid

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(Reuters) — Tesla switched on the world’s biggest lithium ion battery on Friday in time to feed Australia’s shaky power grid for the first day of summer, meeting a promise by Elon Musk to build it in 100 days or give it free. “South Australia is now leading the world in dispatchable renewable energy,” state Premier Jay Weatherill said at the official launch at the Hornsdale wind farm, owned by private French firm Neoen. Tesla won a bid in July to build the 129-megawatt hour battery for South Australia, which expanded in wind power far quicker than the rest o... Read More
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Long Island’s Electrical and Electronic History – December 2017

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EPA: The U.S. Electricity System We continue our look at old issues of Pulse starting with September 1986. A Section meeting co-sponsored by PACE featured a talk on “Cogeneration: The Impact of Decentralized Power Generation.” The speaker was Angelo Orazio, a former engineer, and New York State Assemblyman. He was describing smaller power systems set up and shared by several companies. He was apparently advocating more decentralization of power sources. From what I can tell, we have since had more centralization with our massive power grids although the rapid growth of solar power is in the spirit of this talk. Our microwave (MTT... Read More
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Displaced Puerto Ricans head to US mainland as island continues to reel

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It's been over two months, and much of Puerto Rico continues to struggle without electricity in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Tens of thousands are leaving the island, headed for the U.S. mainland- many opting to settle in Florida. CGTN's Steve Mort reports.Detected Closed Captioning: Ricardo Barrios Says Settling Into His new Home Last Month He Left His Destroyed House Near San Juan Which He Shared With His Grandmother And Uncle conditions Are Really Bad They Have No Water And That's Really Sad For Me Because My Grandmother Is A Cancer Patient Her Only Option Is To Just Hang In There Barrios Says His Only Option Was To Move To Florida I've Always Lived In Puerto Rico The Island Where... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces $3.5 Million Available To Accelerate Electric Vehicle Use

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State Seeking Proposals to Develop Innovative Strategies to Expand the Marketplace and Use Electric Vehicles to Provide Grid Resiliency. Albany, NY - November 30, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the availability of up to $3.5 million for innovative research and development proposals to accelerate the use of electric vehicles, reduce the cost of installing and operating charging stations, and provide recommendations on how they can be used for grid resiliency. This investment and efforts to increase the use of electric vehicles support Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's nation-leading goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030.... Read More
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AI innovation will trigger the robotics network effect

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Anyone who has thought about scaling a business or building a network is familiar with a dynamic referred to as the “network effect.” The more buyers and sellers who use a marketplace like eBay, for example, the more useful it becomes. Well, the data network effect is a dynamic in which increased use of a service actually improves the service, such as how machine-learning models generally grow more accurate as a result of training from larger and larger volumes of data. Autonomous vehicles and other smart robots ... Read More
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Sneakier, more persistent drive-by cryptomining comes to a browser near you

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Researchers have discovered a new technique that lets hackers and unscrupulous websites perform in-browser, drive-by cryptomining even after a user has closed the window for the offending site. Over the past month or two, drive-by cryptomining has emerged as a way to generate the cryptocurrency known as Monero. Hackers harness the electricity and CPU resources of millions of unsuspecting people as they visit hacked or deceitful websites. One researcher recently documented ... Read More
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Australian man uses snack bags as Faraday cage to block tracking by employer

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Dump out your snacks, block your boss' tracker.Doctorhawkes - camera, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=53235787 A 60-year-old electrician in Perth, Western Australia had his termination upheld by a labor grievance commission when it was determined he had been abusing his position and technical knowledge to squeeze in some recreation during working hours. Tom Colella used mylar snack bags to block GPS tracking via his employer-assigned personal digi... Read More
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Tax bill advances, final Senate vote uncertain

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A key Senate committee advanced a sweeping tax package to the full Senate on Tuesday, handing Republican leaders a victory as they try to pass the nation’s first tax overhaul in 31 years. The Senate Budget Committee voted 12-11 to advance the bill as two committee Republicans who had said they were considering voting against the measure — Bob Corker of Tennessee and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin — backed the legislation. President Donald Trump personally lobbied Republican senators at the Capitol on Tuesday and the bill passed with little fanfare other than a few protesters who tried to disrupt the vote. All 11 Democrats were opposed. The White House celebrated the vote. “The momentum driving our shared pri... Read More
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Enemalta signs deal with Streamcast to invest in data centres

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Maltese energy provider Enemalta is partnering with private IP cloud operator Streamcast Technologies to invest $75 million (approx. £67 million) in data centres worldwide, starting with a facility in Malta. The investment is intended to help Enemalta take advantage of its existing underground infrastructure as well as its international fibre optic connectivity. The agreement means that Streamcast will be using Enemalta’s underground installation in the town of Marsa in Malta to develop a Tier IV facility. The site will take advantage of the area’s ‘inherent structural stability and security,’ and consistently low temperatures. The two firms signed a memorandum of understanding earlier this week, with the s... Read More
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Bitcoin uses more energy than many nations, report finds

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As the digital currency Bitcoin surges in value, so does the energy devoted to generating it. Computers engaged in Bitcoin "mining" consume more electricity than many entire countries, a new report finds.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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AI adoption is limited by incurred risk, not potential benefit

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It’s tempting to think AI adoption is limited by the technology itself. Headlines declaring the rise of robot doctors and approaching Singularity, contrasted with humorous memes of robots falling over, make us fear and sometimes doubt its capabilities. In practice, however, decades-old AI technology could unlock significant value, though many companies still have yet to adopt it. This is because the adoption of AI is determined by risk and trust. Thinking about AI adoption in this way enables us to more accurately anticipate opportunities for AI startups. Gradual exposure to successful... Read More
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I’m a nuclear armageddon survivor: Ask me anything

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It's Thanksgiving week in the US, and most of our staff is recovering from food and family rather than a Friday at the office. As such, we're resurfacing this story of visiting old nuclear bunkers in the UK (you know, in case you need a break from family this weekend). This story originally ran on November 19, 2015, and it appears unchanged below.Press events are usually decadent affairs of food, drink, and well-dressed executives in up-market hotels. Not this one. A small number of journalists including your correspondent were dumped at dusk in a wet field in the Essex countryside, given blue boilersuits and a small knapsack containing bottle-tops and leaflets, and told to await developments. As most pre... Read More
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Seeing the Beautiful Intelligence of Microbes

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Intelligence is not a quality to attribute lightly to microbes. There is no reason to think that bacteria, slime molds and similar single-cell forms of life have awareness, understanding or other capacities implicit in real intellect. But particularly when these cells commune in great numbers, their startling collective talents for solving problems and controlling their environment emerge. Those behaviors may be genetically encoded into these cells by billions of years of evolution, but in that sense the cells are not so different from robots programmed to respo... Read More
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Thousands of Puerto Ricans resettle in Florida after Hurricane Maria

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Two months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico continues to struggle without electricity. Tens of thousands are leaving the island. Many of them are heading for the U.S. mainland, specifically Florida. CGTN's Steve Mort reports on how the state of Florida is coping with the influx.Detected Closed Captioning: Ricardo Barrios Says Settling Into His new Home Last Month He Left His Destroyed House Near San Juan Which He Shared With His Grandmother And Uncle Kong The Conditions Are Really Bad They Have No Water And That's Really Sad For me Because My Grandmother Is A Cancer Patient Her Only Option Is To Just Hang In There Barrios Says His Only Option Was To Move To Florida I've Always Lived In ... Read More
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Amazon to use data centre waste heat to warm corporate offices

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Amazon recently reached a deal to use waste heat from a neighbouring, non-Amazon data centre, to heat its new corporate office complex. The agreement provides that the Westin Building Exchange, a 34-story data centre with over 60,000 square feet of managed colocation space, will vent its heat to a central plant in the Amazon tower. Waste water is then run through heat-reclaiming chillers to raise the temperature to 130°F, and that heated water is used to provide warmth to the Amazon offices through the chilly Seattle winter. The waste heat recovery system will event... Read More
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In remote Kenyan villages, solar startups bring light

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Some 1.3 billion people around the globe don’t have access to an electric grid. But solar startup companies say harnessing an abundant resource -- the sun -- can light up some of the world’s most remote areas. In this Kenyan village, rooftop panels are becoming a cheap, popular and promising source of light. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports.No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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Suicide Space Robots | Space Time

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Let’s take a moment to remember the selfless sacrifices made by some amazing robotic explorers. And be sure to learn more about your personal DNA story by going to 23andMe.com/spacetime and taking advantage of their special holiday offer.You can further support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/pbsspacetimeGet your own Space Time t­shirt at ... Read More
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Would You Put the Genetically Modified Arctic Apple in Your Pie?

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On the last Monday of September, 32 field workers stepped onto a 15-acre experimental plot in an undisclosed part of Washington and made apple harvest history. The fruits they plucked from each tree were only a few months old. But they were two decades and millions of dollars in the making. And when they landed, pre-sliced and bagged on grocery store shelves earlier this month, they became the first genetically modified apple to go on sale in the United States. The Arctic Apple, as it’s known, is strategically missing an enzyme so it doesn’t go brown when you take a bite and leave it sitting out on the counte... Read More
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Massive Gas Line Fire in Michigan Burns Out

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Massive fire breaks out on Detroit-area gas pipeline, but no injuries reported. (Nov. 20)(Nov. 20)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Astronomers Discover First Interstellar Object

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Astronomers recently discovered a bizarre-looking object in our solar system that's unlike anything they've ever seen before. It's so peculiar that astronomers think it's not even from our solar system. They've dubbed this mysterious interstellar asteroid "Oumuamua." Following is a transcript of the video.This asteroid is not from around here. Turns out, it came from another star system. This is the first time humanity has observed an interstellar object.Astronomers discovered it on Oct. 19. At first, they thought it was a comet. But its orbit was unlike anything ever seen before, and it was traveling at unusually high speeds: 85,700 mph.So, astronomers reclassified the object as an inte... Read More
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Cigar-Shaped Asteroid is Our First-Confirmed Interstellar Visitor

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Published on Nov 21, 2017In a report published Nov. 20 in Nature, astronomers confirm a rocky object passing through our solar system came from a different star. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Captioning: [Music] It'... Read More
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CVD Supplies U.S. Naval Research Laboratory with 2D Semiconductor Deposition Equipment

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CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y., (Business Wire) – November 21, 2017 - CVD Equipment Corporation (NASDAQ: CVV), a leading provider of chemical vapor deposition systems, today announced the supply of next generation 2D semiconductor deposition equipment to the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). Earlier this year, CVD Equipment Corporation (CVD) was awarded a contract to supply NRL with advanced deposition equipment to further their research in novel ... Read More
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F.C.C. Announces Plan to Repeal Net Neutrality

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The clear winners from the move would be the giant companies that provide internet access to phones and computers, which have fought for years against broadband regulations. A repeal of the rules would allow the companies to exert more control over the online experiences of American consumers.Big online companies like Amazon say that the telecom companies would be able to show favoritism to certain web services, by charging for accessing some sites but not others, or by slowing the connection speed to some sites. Small online companies say the... Read More
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Fight climate change…while earning up to 7.5% annually?

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Presented by Wunder Capital Bloomberg New Energy Finance estimates that investment opportunity in the solar energy market through 2040 is approximately $2.8 trillion (see graph below). Much of that investment will come from governments and institutions. However, one firm, Wunder Capital, is allowing individuals to take part in the solar energy revolution by supporting small and medium sized businesses and nonprofits as they make the transition to solar energy. The massive grow... Read More
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Odd asteroid isn’t from around here, literally

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Published on Nov 21, 2017For the first time ever, astronomers have discovered an asteroid that’s entered our solar system from interstellar space. Category License Standard YouTube License No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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Interstellar object could give rare information

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Scientists have discovered an interstellar object entering our solar system, and its bizarre shape could yield important info.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/73716/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: For The First Time Scientists Have Discovered An Interstellar Object And it's Cigar Like Shape Is Puzzling Scientists Nicknamed Omaha Moua The Asteroid Could Be Ten Times Longer Than it Is Wide NASA Notes It's Never Seen An Asteroid Like It This Object Is Simply A Piece Of Another Solar System That Was Expelled and... Read More
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The power of poultry poop

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Scientists want to use excrement from poultry as solid biomass fuel for heat and electricity.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/73698/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: While You Enjoy That Thanksgiving Turkey one Group Of Scientists Has Plans For its Poop According To A New Study Excrement From Turkeys Chickens And Other Poultry Could Be Converted To Solid Biomass Fuel For Heat And Electricity There Supposedly Enough Poop From Agricultural Poultry Out There To replace About Ten Percent Of Energy From Coal Other ... Read More
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Former President Bill Clinton Visits Puerto Rico

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Former President Bill Clinton visited Puerto Rico on Monday and met with many left homeless after Hurricane Maria struck the island in September. Clinton arrived with medical supplies and solar energy equipment donated by the Clinton Foundation. (Nov. 20)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Wake Up and Smell the Traffic? London Tries Coffee to Power Buses

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The first batch of 6,000 liters, or about 1,580 gallons, would power one bus for a year, Bio-bean said in a news release. According to official figures in 2015, London’s buses used 240 million liters of diesel fuel a year.Given the tiny proportion of coffee-based oil in the bus fuel, there was no immediate, empirical indication that the noisome whiff of central London’s air would turn into the alluring aroma of, say, a Roman cafe, or even a Starbucks. Coffee-based oil does have a strong smell of coffee, Bio-bean said, “but once it is processed, distilled, blended and mixed with mineral diesel, that odor is removed.”... Read More
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Libya’s conflict hurts oil production and business

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Libya's conflict between rival governments and armed groups has led to a sharp drop in oil production over the past three years.In addition to affecting major businesses, the country's crisis has also hurt small companies.Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Abdelwahed reports from Tripoli.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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Trump’s Answer to Global Warming, in Bonn? Drill, Baby, Drill!

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Every year around this time, negotiators from across the globe meet in one city or another—Montreal, Marrakech, Copenhagen, Paris—to resolve that the world really ought come up with a plan to do something about climate change. This year’s Conference of the Parties, the twenty-third such gathering, is taking place in Bonn, and in addition to the usual impediments to progress—mistrust, inequality, bad faith—there’s now the Trump Administration to contend with. On Monday, the U.S. delegation used its sole official appearance at COP23 to tout fossil fuels. “Promoting coal at a climate summit is like promoting tobacco at a cancer summit,” the former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who was i... Read More
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Matrix PowerWatch: The smartwatch powered by your body heat

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I have a habit of losing my charger or forgetting to charge my devices. That’s why I like the idea behind the PowerWatch. Built by startup Matrix Industries, the PowerWatch is charged by your own body heat. As long as it is touching your skin, it needs no charge. After almost six years of research, and a year after a successful Indiegogo campaign, Menlo Park, California-based Matrix Industries is shipping its PowerWatch. The technology behind the watch could pave the way for a new era of wearables that never run out of power, said Akram Boukai, CEO and cofounder of Matrix Industries, in an interview with VentureBeat. The PowerWatch sells for $170 ... Read More
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Six Years After Fukushima, Robots Finally Find Reactors’ Melted Uranium Fuel

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A Tepco guide explained this was because the central plant grounds had been deforested and paved over, sealing in contaminated soil. Continue reading the main story During a recent visit, the mood within the plant was noticeably more relaxed, though movements were still tightly controlled and everyone was required to wear radiation-measuring badges. Inside a “resting building,” workers ate in a large cafeteria and bought snacks in a conven... Read More
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Manus Island: Australia pulling the media strings – The Listening Post (Feature)

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The United Nations has called what is happening on Manus Island a humanitarian emergency. Since the Australian government closed its controversial Papua New Guinea-based offshore immigration detention centre on October 31, over 400 men are refusing to leave.They have gone nearly three weeks without water, food, electricity and medical supplies, and they claim that the facilities they are forced to move to lack adequate security to protect them from attacks by the local community.Yet, this hasn't become the media spectacle one might expect - only two reporters have been there to cover the story."The Australian government has tried very hard to shape the narrative about what is happening o... 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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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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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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No. 259: Ken White gets Debriefed, celebrating the Moon walk’s 50th and Ronkonkoma Hub gets good news

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Happy Friday, folks: And congrats on your successful completion of another work week (except you weekend-hustling self-made types, bless your entrepreneurial souls. For you, congrats for your hustle). Those of you lucky enough to put your feet up should drop us a note at editor@innovateli.com – story tips, events, corrections and stimulating socioeconomic conversation always welcome. What a day for debuts: In no particular order, Gordon Lightfoot, Danny DeVito, Rock Hudson, Martin Scorsese, Tom Seaver, RuPaul, Sophie Marceau, Lorne Michaels, Howard Dean, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and a host of other names you... Read More
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A first look at Tesla’s promised electric semi

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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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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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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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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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China drives consumers to electric cars

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China has started an offensive against fuel and diesel cars.Research shows that one-third of air pollution in China comes from petrol and diesel cars.That’s why the government recently decided that traditionally fuelled cars are a thing of the past.The world's largest emitter of greenhouse gasses wants its nearly 200 million car owners to move to electricity in the near future.Their strategy: huge incentives for producers and buyers.Al Jazeera’s Step Vaessen reports from Beijing, China.- Subscribe to our channel: ... 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