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In 1952 London, 12,000 people died from smog — here’s why that matters now

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In February 2015, journalist Kate Dawson was browsing the Getty Images website when she stumbled upon an enigmatic black and white photo of a woman with four strings of pearls around her neck and a chiffon scarf around her nose and mouth. The woman was surrounded by an ominous gray haze. “I was just struck by the photo,” Dawson tells The Verge. That image was taken in December 1952, when London was trapped in a deadly cloud of fog and pollution for five days. At the time, the city ran on cheap coal for everything from generating power to... Read More
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Puerto Ricans frustrated over lack of aid

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Puerto Rico is still struggling to recover, nearly three months after Hurricanes Irma and then Maria slammed into the island in September.Thousands of people are still without power.It's estimated that the island suffered as much as $95bn in damages. People remain frustrated by the pace of recovery.Al Jazeera’s Joao da Silva reports.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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Stealth turns 40: Looking back at the first flight of Have Blue

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Enlarge / One of the two Have Blue prototypes sits in a hangar at Lockheed's Skunk Works in Burbank, California in this 1978 photo. The aircraft was the first real "stealth" aircraft, designed to have a radar cross section the size of "an eagle's eyeball".Lockheed Martin On December 1, 1977, a truly strange bird took flight for the first time in the skies over a desolate corner of Nevada. Looking more like a giant faceted gemstone than something designed to lift-off, the aircraft (nicknamed the "Hopeless Diamond") had been flown ou... 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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Keiser Report: American Empire Entering Decline (E1163)

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Check Keiser Report website for more: http://www.maxkeiser.com/In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss the proposal to send Erik Prince’s private army to secure the trillions of dollars worth of national resources of ... Afghanistan. And while the elite like Prince rig the system at the top to dole out free money for oligarchs, so too must the bottom 99% game the complex Obamacare system in order to get free healthcare. In the second hal... Read More
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Decentraland shows the potential of blockchain and VR combined

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Blockchain-based virtual reality universe Decentraland is holding its first property auction today. The virtual world is a social space linked to crypto coin-based transactions. You can buy a patch of virtual land, build something on it, share that experience with friends and family, or even turn it into a profitable business. Decentraland’s launch is emblematic of a kind of showdown happening in the VR world at the moment. As virtual reality headsets and mobile VR become more readily available and affordable, big tech companies such as ... Read More
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Riot takes its League of Legends knowledge to after-school coding program

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Riot Games is bringing its game design experience to something beyond its smash hit multiplayer online battle arena League of Legends. It has partnered with 9 Dots, an organization that focuses on getting kids in Los Angeles interested in computer science. In addition to after-school sessions, 9 Dots also runs summer programs and hosts showcases. Its curriculum loops in activities like robotics, creating stop-animation films, and coding. It’s not only trying to get students excited about programming, but also ... Read More
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What’s Next After the Repeal of Net Neutrality

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Are there benefits for consumers?To be sure, there are programs that consumers may like. AT&T already offers its customers free streaming of DirecTV, which it owns. Other carriers like T-Mobile offer free streaming of apps like YouTube and Netflix, a practice known as “zero-rating,” which at one time was viewed as a potential net neutrality violation. More programs like that could come along.But it’s hard to see prices going down for internet service because of the end of net neutrality. Many economists say the only way prices could fall is through more competition in the broa... Read More
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ISS astronauts will get their own Star Wars premiere—in space

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Enlarge / In space, no one can hear you stream. Because the latency would kill you.NASA When you're orbiting 400 kilometers above the Earth, getting to the movie-plex to watch the latest science fiction blockbuster is a bit of a drag. But the current crew of the International Space Station will still be able to watch ... Read More
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MobileCoin: A New Cryptocurrency From Signal Creator Moxie Marlinspike

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In the early bitcoin years, proponents promised that you would soon be able to pay for anything and everything with cryptocurrency. Order pizza! Buy Etsy trinkets! Use a bitcoin ATM! While PayPal had existed for more than a decade, frictionless, social payment platforms like Venmo were just first taking off, and cryptocurrency seemed like a legitimate way for digital transactions to evolve. It didn't happen. Cryptoc... Read More
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Watch SpaceX Launch A Used Spacecraft With A Used Rocket For The First Time

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SpaceX just passed a huge milestone. The company launched a used spacecraft with a used rocket for the first time ever. Following is the transcript of the video.The company launched 2 pre-flown rocket parts together for the first time. A used Dragon spacecraft riding on top of a used Falcon 9 rocket.The used Dragon spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station. It's carrying 4,800 pounds of supplies for astronauts.After launch, the first stage of the rocket charted a course back to Earth. Welcome home!Read more: ... Read More
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This electric truck startup thinks it can beat Tesla to market

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A new electric truck startup came out of stealth this week to announce its plan to bring its heavy-duty electric vehicle to market before the Tesla Semi hits in 2019. Thor Trucks’ prototype, the ET-One, is a “Frankenstein” built from parts cobbled together from other tractor-trailers. It has a range of 300 miles, a full load capacity of 80,000 pounds, and will eventually retail for $150,000. It’s also working on a 100-mile-range version. It seems that ever... Read More
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SpaceX 1st: Recycled Rocket, Recycled Capsule

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SpaceX has racked up another first, launching a recycled rocket with a recycled capsule on a NASA grocery run. (Dec. 15)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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This autonomous helicopter can be controlled with just a tablet

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Aurora Flight Sciences, an aviation and aeronautics research company, recently demonstrated a fully autonomous military helicopter that can be controlled remotely with just a tablet. During a demonstration at the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Virginia, an old UH-1H Huey helicopter flew three missions to deliver cargo without a pilot on the controls and with two infantrymen providing minimal instructions from a small hand-held tablet and a laptop. The helicopter was fitted with onboard LIDAR and camera sensors that enabled it to detect and avoid obstacles and evaluate the landing zone, Aurora said. Unlike standard unmanned aircraft operations, in which a ground operator provides detailed flight directions t... Read More
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Contractor scammed Sandy victims of $400k: DA

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A home improvement contractor has been charged with a scam that cost Hurricane Sandy victims nearly $400,000, authorities said. Richard Holowchak was charged Thursday with three counts of second-degree grand larceny, two counts of third-degree grand larceny and first-degree scheme to defraud, according to Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas. “This defendant is accused of preying on innocent Nassau County residents who just lost their homes to the most destructive storm to ever hit our area,” Singas said in a statement. “Crooked contractors target desperate homeowners and I encourage anyone who may have been victimized by a contractor to reach out to our office or the Office of Consumer Affairs and report ... Read More
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Reinventing The Cheese Wheel: From Farmhouse To Factory And Back Again

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Enlarge this image Bronwen (left) and Francis Percival in the pasture with cows. Their new book traces the transatlantic cheese wars that led to the rise of factory cheeses and loss of traditional varietals. They also look at the farmhouse cheesemakers working to restore that lost legacy. Jon Wyand... Read More
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Silicon Valley’s Immortalists Will Help Us All Stay Healthy

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In early 1954, Pope Pius XII summoned a venerable Swiss quack named Paul Niehans to the papal retreat at Castel Gandolfo. The pontiff was nauseated with gastritis, fatigued by his 77 years, and loath to meet his maker. So he had Niehans administer an anti­aging treatment called cell therapy, which would become sought after by midcentury celebrities, artists, and politicians. Fetal cells were taken from a pregnant sheep and injected into the scrawny pope. Over time, Pius received a series of shots. The Holy Patient felt rejuvenated; Niehans was appointed to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in thanks. But if the treatments worked at all, it wasn’t for long... Read More
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Russia’s naval updates threaten undersea comms network, says top British military officer

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LONDON — Britain’s top military officer has warned that a modernized Russian Navy poses a threat to the undersea fiber-optic cable networks that carry much of the world’s communications. Air Chief Marshal Stuart Peach, the chief of the Defence Staff, said the vulnerability of the cables to severing by the Russians posed a potentially “catastrophic“ economic threat. Peach told the audience at the Royal United Services Instit... Read More
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Feds move to cash in on seized bitcoin now worth $8.5M

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. attorneys in Utah prosecuting a multimillion-dollar opioid drug-ring are moving quickly to sell seized bitcoin that’s exploded in value to about $8.5 million since the alleged ringleader’s arrest a year ago. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Utah cites the digital currency’s volatility in court documents pressing for the sale. The bitcoin cache was worth less than $500,000 when Aaron Shamo was arrested on drug charges, but the value of the digital currency has skyrocketed since then. ... Read More
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White House: FBI records show ‘extreme bias’ against Trump

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Friday newly revealed FBI records show there is “extreme bias” against President Donald Trump among senior leadership at the FBI. The accusation came hours before Trump was scheduled to speak at the FBI training academy in Quantico, Virginia. Trump, who has described the agency as “in tatters,” is to speak at a ceremony at the FBI campus for law enforcement leaders graduating from a program aimed at raising law enforcement standards. ... Read More
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White House: FBI records show ‘extreme bias’ against Trump

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Friday newly revealed FBI records show there is “extreme bias” against President Donald Trump among senior leadership at the FBI. The accusation came hours before Trump was scheduled to speak at the FBI training academy in Quantico, Virginia. Trump, who has described the agency as “in tatters,” is to speak at a ceremony at the FBI campus for law enforcement leaders graduating from a program aimed at raising law enforcement standards. ... Read More
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Fallout, Doom, and Skyrim show the limits of blockbuster games in VR

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Bethesda has really gone all-in with virtual reality. Whereas many developers and publishers have toyed with the medium, releasing smaller experiments to test the waters, over the last few weeks Bethesda has released three of its biggest games in VR. On the surface, it sounds great. With a VR headset, you can become fully immersed in the thrilling horror of Doom, the post-apocalyptic wasteland of Fallout, or Skyrim’s picture... 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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Rogue One is actually about internet freedom

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Now that the new Star Wars is upon us — which, as we all know, is the real Reason for the Season — it’s time for what is now my yearly overthinking of the entire franchise. Last year, I came to the realization that if the galaxy had adequate women’s health care, Anakin would have never turned to the dark side. This year, I want to point out that Rogue One, a tremendously underrated installment of the series, is really about internet freedom. Really. Think about it. (Spoilers ahead for Rogue One.) ... Read More
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Computer Scientist and Biomedical Engineer Named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

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Computer Scientist and Biomedical Engineer Named Fellows of the National Academy of InventorsStony Brook, NY, December 15, 2017 --  Arie Kaufman, PhD,  Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, and ... Read More
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Watch SpaceX fly its first used rocket for NASA

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Today, SpaceX will once again send cargo to the International Space Station for NASA, but this time, the company is employing mostly used hardware for the job. A Falcon 9 rocket that the company previously launched to the ISS in June will loft a used Dragon cargo capsule, filled with supplies and science experiments for the station crew. It’s the first time SpaceX will fly a used rocket for one of its NASA resupply missions. SpaceX finally started re-flying its used rockets earlier this year, after years of landing the vehicles post-launch. But so far, only a few of the company’s commercial customers have ta... Read More
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Does the US suffer from extreme poverty?

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The United Nations expert on extreme poverty says he was shocked by what he saw during a two-week tour of the US. No sewage system in parts of Alabama and political neglect compounding the impact of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico are a part of his findings.Philip Alston will be presenting his preliminary findings and recommendations on Friday. Al Jazeera’s Andy Gallacher reports.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe... 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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No. 266: Luminati back at the dance, LIREDC on top and the LIRR on track three

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Glad tidings: Happy Friday, readers old and new, and a special hello to Innovate Long Island’s newest sponsor, Uniondale law firm Ruskin Moscou Faltischek. Welcome to the show! Yellow peg: One of the great board games in history was “first conceived” on this date, according to ThoughtCo.’s unofficial History of Trivial Pursuit, which pegs Dec. 15 as the day Canadian newspapermen Chris Haney and Scott Abbott – over a game of Scrabble, natch – invented the future cultural phenomenon. (See what we did there, with the yellow peg?) We love a good trivia challenge, along with story tips, calendar... Read More
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AI Weekly: Inaugural AI Index report tracks industry progress and shortcomings

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One of my favorite sayings in the tech/business/startup world is “Innovation happens at the edges.” In AI, on one end of the spectrum, billions in investments and acquisitions are pouring in from  giants like Nvidia, Google, and Microsoft. On the other side, small, imaginative teams are trekking out to new frontiers untouched by AI. A great look at the performance of companies big and small is the inaugural AI Index 2017 report, which came out a few weeks ago. If you haven’t gotten to it yet, I suggest you check it out. It’s put together by some of the best known and most reputable people in AI, like Jack Clark at OpenAI and Yoav Shoham, an AI professor at Stan... Read More
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AR and VR could be educational — and profitable — tools for museums

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Museums are wonderful institutions and treasures to society with a serious and important mission to preserve our history. What major city doesn’t boast at least one incredible museum that local communities and traveling visitors alike can enjoy and learn from? Although significant as centers of culture and history, museums are a difficult business. For many museums, less than 27 percent of annual operating budgets are covered by revenue from ticket sales, with the great majority of the shortfall offset by endowments and donations. A museum is really only as st... Read More
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AI might just live up to all the hype one day

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If AI isn’t the most hyped technology of the 21st century, it’s certainly right up there with earlier manias for mobile, virtual reality, the internet of things, and big data. Companies large and small feel pressure to claim they use AI in some key way to drive their business. But does AI deserve this level of hype? On one end of the spectrum are the doomsayers (including heavyweights like Stephen Hawking and ... Read More
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The Heat: China – Republic of Korea Relations Pt 3

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As China and the Republic of Korea mark the 25th anniversary of diplomatic ties, the president of the ROK is visiting China. On Thursday, President Moon Jae-in met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing. Both leaders agreed to work on improving relations between their two countries. And with on-going nuclear concerns on the Korean Peninsula as well as important issues like trade, there was much to discuss, Afshin Molavi, Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute at Johns Hopkins, School of Advanced International Studies. Sun Yun, Senior Associate with the East Asia Program at the Stimson Center. Myung-Koo Kang, Professor of Political Science, Baruch College. Song Zhang, Chief correspondent, Washin... Read More
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Trump’s security paper offers stark vision of global rivalry

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s “America First” vision is a stark worldview that sees rivals battling each other for supremacy or relevance and has little use for alliances, treaties and other international agreements unless they directly benefit the United States, its industry and workers. Trump’s doctrine, to be laid out next week when he unveils his National Security Strategy, holds that nation states are in perpetual competition and the U.S. must fight on all fronts to protect and defend its sovereignty from fr... Read More
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Trilobites: An 8th Planet Is Found Orbiting a Distant Star, With A.I.’s Help

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With eight planets whirling around its sun, our solar system has held the galactic title for having the most known planets of any star system in the Milky Way.But on Thursday NASA announced the discovery of a new exoplanet orbiting a distant star some 2,500 light years away from here called Kepler 90, bringing that system’s total to eight planets as well. The new planet, known as Kepler-90i, is rocky and hot. It orbits its star about once every 14 days.Th... Read More
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Game-changing attack on critical infrastructure site causes outage

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Power grid in Gowkthrapple, UK.geograph.org.uk Hackers who may have been working on behalf of a nation recently caused an operational outage at a critical-infrastructure site, researchers said Thursday. The attackers did so by using a novel piece of malware to target the system that prevents health- and life-threatening accidents. The malware was most likely designed to cause physical damage inside the unnamed site, researchers from the Mandiant division of security firm FireEye ... Read More
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The USDA Rolled Back Protections For Small Farmers. Now They’re Suing

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Enlarge this image James Dinklage, a cattle rancher from Nebraska, is one of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed Thursday. The suit accuses the USDA of "arbitrary and capricious" behavior in rolling back two Obama-era rules designed to protect small farmers who say they are being exploited by the meatpacking companies they supply. Courtesy Dinklage Family/Organization for C... Read More
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Rubio’s defection threatens Senate GOP’s margin on tax bill

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Republican Sen. Marco Rubio declared Thursday he will vote against the GOP’S sweeping tax package unless negotiators expand its child tax credit, jeopardizing the Republicans’ razor-thin margin as they try to muscle the $1.5 trillion bill through Congress next week. Rubio wants to increase the portion of the basic $2,000-per-child tax credit that would go to low-income families. In the current bill, families that pay little or no income tax would get only $1,100 per child. Rubio wants that amount increased, but he didn’t specify an amount. Under current law, the tax credit is $1,000. “Given all the other changes they made in the tax code leading into it, I can’t in good conscience support it unless we are a... Read More
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NASA’s Latest Kepler Exoplanet Discovery Fueled by AI

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Saturn's rings sure are pretty, and Matt Damon’s been to Mars, but our eight-planet solar system may not be that special after all. Today, scientists using data from NASA’s Kepler spacecraft announced they’d discovered an eighth planet orbiting a star 2,500 light years away. They’ve named the planet Kepler-90i after the star it orbits, Kepler-90, which is slightly hotter and more massive than our sun. “This discovery of an eighth planet ties Kepler-90 with our own solar system for having the most known planets,” said NASA astrophysicist Paul Hertz during a press conference about the... Read More
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Trump relishes progress on rolling back federal rules

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is relishing the rolling back of federal rules in his administration’s first year even as critics say he has tried to dismantle important protections for the environment, consumers and others. “By ending excessive regulation we are defending democracy and draining the swamp,” Trump said Thursday, flanked by administration officials at a White House event. The effort is driven by Trump’s contention there are too many rules and that’s stifling economic growth — a claim critics s... Read More
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Google’s AI found an overlooked exoplanet, and now our Solar System is tied for biggest

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NASA has discovered an eighth planet around a distant star, which means we’re no longer the largest solar system we know of. The discovery was made thanks to some artificial intelligence help from Google, which found the planet by scouring previously overlooked “weak” signals in data captured by the Kepler Space Telescope. The newly found planet is located in the solar system around Kepler-90, a star about 2,500 light-years away from Earth that was previously discovered in 2014. The Kepler Space Telescope has been searching the galactic sky for exopla... Read More
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Google and NASA use AI to find two new planets in old data

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Google and NASA today announced the discovery of two new planets in old data from the Kepler space telescope, thanks to the application of machine learning. A pair of researchers used a neural network to search the wealth of data from Kepler for changes in stars’ light output, which would indicate the presence of an orbiting planet. Google AI researcher Christopher Shallue said that he thinks this is the first time a neural net successfully discovered a new planet from the Kepler data. [embedded content] One planet, Kepler-90i, i... Read More
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The 15 best movies of 2017

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The year-end list-making urge is powerful. It’s like a nesting instinct — a drive to put things in order, to organize the world into something comfortable and manageable and orderly by assembling the best of everything in one place. For critics, it’s also a rare chance to remind themselves and their readers why they most likely got into this industry — to see amazing movies, to think about them in depth, and to try to call more attention to the industry’s most exceptional, affecting, and sometimes overlooked work. Every year-end best-of list is subjective, and this one is too. Personally, I’m a big fan of ambition, innovation, daring, and beauty in movies, and a film that tries something radical and mostly succeed... Read More
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NASA, Google AI find new exoplanet

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The planet is in the Kepler-90 system more than 2,500 light years from Earth.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/74420/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: Our Universe Is A Bit More Crowded Than We Thought NASA's Planet Hunting Kepler Space Telescope Found An Eighth Planet circling Kepler 90 A Sun-like Star About 2500 Light-years From Earth The Finding ties Kepler 90 Solar System With Our Own foremost Planets The New Rocky Planet Is Extremely Hot In Orbits Its Star About Once Every Two Weeks Astronomers Made The Di... Read More
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Patients Want Poop Transplants. Here’s How to Make Them Safe

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Neill Stollman has been called the Tupac of poop transplants. The Oakland-based, board-certified gastroenterologist didn’t invent the treatment. But he did bring it to the west coast. His first patient was a woman in her 80s with a horrible case of Clostridium difficile, a gut infection that can strike patients after a course of antibiotics clears out their existing bacterial community. It’s also one of the deadliest antibiotic-resistant threats in the US, costing the healthcare system an estimated $5 billion each year. Drugs had stopped working for the woman, and without some kind of treatment, she was going to die. ... Read More
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Inquiry Over Inappropriate Behavior Focuses on Bronx Councilman

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Photo Andy King, a Democratic councilman from the Bronx, is expected to go before the Council’s Standards and Ethics Committee on Friday. Credit Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times A New York City councilman from the Bronx is facing an ethics inquiry over inappropriate comments made to a staffer, part of ... Read More
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New Navy secretary report criticizes service culture and top brass decisions

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The two Navy destroyer collisions that killed 17 sailors this summer were borne from decades of cultural dysfunction in the service, according to a strategic review released this week by Navy Secretary Richard Spencer’s office. The new review also questions an initiative undertaken by today’s top officers for standing up ... Read More
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EPA mum on whether failed Trump nominee is still on the job

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is refusing to say whether President Donald Trump’s failed pick to oversee chemical safety will continue to work there as a senior adviser, a role that doesn’t require Senate confirmation. Michael L. Dourson withdrew his nomination Wednesday to serve as head of the EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention amid bipartisan opposition in the Senate. Dourson ha... Read More
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Reid Hoffman talks transportation safety with CEO of AI startup Nauto (podcast)

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Partnering with large companies “It’s not easy working with large companies, but I think it’s a huge advantage if you can pull it off.” It is a great opportunity when startups partner with large companies, especially when the company is chosen strategically. Look for partners that are at the forefront of innovation in your industry, both technologically and in willingness to experiment and pioneer. Build the relationship on a foundation of collaboration, optimization, and a humble understanding that aspects... Read More
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American exodus? 17,000 US defense suppliers may have left the defense sector

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WASHINGTON — A large number of American companies supplying the U.S. military may have left the defense market, according to a study announced Thursday, raising alarm over the health and future of the defense industrial base. The Center for Strategic and International Studies study said the number of first-tier prime vendors declined by roughly 17,000 companies, or roughly 20 percent, between 2011 and 2015. The full study, due to b... Read More
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Microsoft launches Azure Stack in India

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Microsoft has launched its Azure Stack in India, to assist customers in building customized, hybrid cloud environments and applications using Azure products. With today’s launch, Azure Stack partners including Dell, EMC, Lenovo and Cisco have begun to ship Azure Stack to Indian customers. Microsoft has also prepared local partners including Netmagic, Embee and G7CR for the local launch of Azure Stack, so that companies that are new to the product can begin to build on-premises cloud storage and applications. Microsoft announced at the same time that 70 of the top 100 comp... Read More
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Trilobites: The Great Red Spot Descends Deep Into Jupiter

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But no one knew what was happening below the clouds. Scientists wondered whether the storm was shallow and confined to that slice of the atmosphere or if it descended hundreds or thousands of miles into the planet.An instrument on Juno measures microwave emissions, which pass through the clouds into space. Warmer regions generate more microwaves, and the region below the Great Red Spot was warmer, even 200 miles down, the deepest that the microwave instrument could peer. The deep heat likely explains the source of the energy driving the storm.... Read More
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Trilobites: How Layers in a Latte Form

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Photo A layered latte made at home by Bob Fankauser, a retired engineer in Oregon, who wanted to know how espresso poured into heated milk created those layers. Credit Bob Fankhauser Any good barista will tell you that if you want to make a nice latte you pour milk into the espresso — not the other way ... Read More
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Trump’s E.P.A. Chemical Safety Nominee Withdraws

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AdvertisementPresident Trump’s nominee to oversee the Environmental Protection Agency’s chemical safety division on Wednesday withdrew his name from consideration for the post in the face of mounting opposition.The nominee, Michael L. Dours... Read More
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New-to-Export? Find the Right Export Market with Our New Video Series

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By Curt Cultice, Senior Communications Specialist, and Jennifer Stone Marshall, Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service. Many U.S companies—particularly small and medium-sized businesses—don’t export because they believe it’s too burdensome, or don’t know where to start. How about your company?  Are you leaving money on the table by not selling to the 95 percent of world consumers who live outside of the United States? We can help you find the right export market. The internet, improved logistics options, and the array of available export assistance through the U.S. Commercial Service and federal, state and local partners... Read More
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The new BRAC strategy: capability over cost savings

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WASHINGTON — After years of arguing that a new round of base closures is needed to save the Pentagon money, the department has a new strategy —but members of Congress are already expressing skepticism. In a November interview, Lucian Niemeyer, assistant secretary of defense for energy, installations and environment, said lawmakers felt the messaging for a new round of the base realignment and closure process, or BRAC, from the department “wasn’t compelling enough” and said his team has “done some re-messaging a little ... Read More
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In case you forgot about Despacito, here’s a mash-up of the year in pop

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Every year, DJ Earworm releases a mash-up of the most popular songs of the year, dubbed “The United States of Pop.” Today he released the 2017 version, unsurprisingly backboned by “Despacito,” a hugely popular single worldwide and currently the most-viewed YouTube video of all time. Usually this mash-up is a good indicator of the current major trends in music, and, as Billboard points out, 2017’s version has a lighter, more tropical vibe tha... Read More
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EPA chemical safety nominee drops out amid strong opposition

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s pick to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency withdrew his nomination Wednesday after bipartisan opposition made his Senate confirmation unlikely. Officials at the White House and the Senate told The Associated Press that Michael Dourson had sent a letter asking his name to be removed from consideration to serve as head of the EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. The two officials were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and sp... Read More
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Port Jefferson: From Shipbuilding Hub to Tourist Haven

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Dickensian characters such as Father Christmas roam the streets of Port Jefferson during the village’s annual Charles Dickens Festival. (Photo by Ron Ondrovic) The Port Jefferson we know today is a thriving hub for tourism on Long Island’s North Shore, drawing countless ferry-goers, shoppers, diners and bar patrons to the village’s brimming enclave. For many Long Islanders it is the go-to spot for a romantic date, and few simple pleasures can match spending a sunny day enjoying an ice cream cone and a walk down its colorful streets. Port Jefferson has changed dramatically over the last two centuries, transforming from a rural community in the 1700s to a vibrant ship... Read More
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Keiser Report: Three Bitcoin Pizza Masterpiece (E1162)

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Check Keiser Report website for more: http://www.maxkeiser.com/In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss the three bitcoin pizza masterpiece and poverty in America. In the second half, Max interviews Steve Marshall of Cuba Ventures about his new crypto solution for Cuban tourist trade - Revolupay!WATCH all Keiser Report shows here:http://w... Read More
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Wealth Inequality Increased in Ancient Times with Animal Domestication

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Wealth Inequality Increased in Ancient Times with Animal Domestication Elizabeth Stone at an archeological site. STONY BROOK, NY, December 14, 2017 – An analysis of 63 archeological sites across North America, Europe, Asia and Africa by a team of international scientists, including ... Read More
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Bening hopes for greater female empowerment

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At a New York ceremony honoring her with the Museum of Modern Image Award, actress Annette Bening says she hopes the ongoing sexual misconduct scandal leads to women having greater power in the workplace. (Dec. 14)Subscribe for more Arts and Entertainment News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet fast, accurate coverage of every arts and entertainment story making headlines worldwide, from festivals and premieres to births, deaths, scandals... Read More
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This Mouse Swallows Part Of A Fox: Disney Buys Much of Murdoch Empire

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Enlarge this image Rupert Murdoch is selling off TV and entertainment assets at 21st Century Fox as he faces deep-pocketed competitors and tensions between his sons. Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption ... Read More
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Ginkgo Bioworks raises $275 million to bring its lab-made DNA to more industries

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Ginkgo Bioworks, a Boston-based biotech company that designs custom microbes for clients across multiple industries, has raised  $275 million in a series D round of funding from Viking Global, Y Combinator’s Continuity Fund, Bill Gates’ Cascade Investment, and General Atlantic. Founded in 2008, Ginkgo Bioworks specializes in creating cells synthetically for use by companies in the pharmaceutical, food, and fragrance industries, though it is also branching out into the agricultural realm. The startup recently an... Read More
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The Alabama Senate Election Was Decided 100 Million Years Ago

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They say victory has a hundred fathers, and Doug Jones' upset win in the Alabama Senate race Tuesday night is no exception. Maybe it was the mounting accusations of child molestation facing Republican opponent Roy Moore that sealed Jones' victory. Maybe this was just the latest swell in the blue wave that washed over Virginia last month. Maybe it was the work of a small, but mighty, group of Jones volunteers who ran an expansive ground game. Or maybe, it wa... Read More
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New York Today: New York Today: The Plan for the L Train Shutdown

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Photo Enjoy it while it lasts. Credit Nicole Craine for The New York Times Good morning on this snowy Thursday.Well, Brooklyn, we have a plan.... 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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What’s happening in the data centre in 2018

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With the data centre changing quicker than ever, the industry can look drastically different from one year to the next. Industry insiders tell us what we can expect to see in the future.  Kelly Morgan, vice president, services, 451 Research We are expecting to see continued acquisitions in the sector, since scale is so important. There are also several relatively new private equity firms investing in the sector that are looking to add to the acquisitions they made this year. There is growing interest by cloud providers in adding data centres in countries where they do not currently have locations, partly in response to the GDPR but also due to cloud growth generally as wel... Read More
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Brightest minds of Russia return home after victory at junior science championships

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Russian students return home after victory at international junior science championships. Russian team wins six gold medals. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c...Like us on Facebook ... Read More
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Gorogoa review — a brief but beautiful foray into an otherworldly mystery

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It’s been five years since the world got its first peek into the ethereal, mind-bending world of Gorogoa. Developer Jason Roberts and publisher Annapurna Interactive are debuting it on December 14 for PC, iOS, and the Nintendo Switch, and it’s been well worth the wait. Check out our Reviews Vault for past game reviews. What you’ll like Handcrafted aesthetic Gorogoa isn’t just the name of the gam... Read More
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Sally Ride will get her own postage stamp next year

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Today, the United States Postal Service unveiled a preview of its 2018 stamp program, which includes one honoring the late Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space. The USPS didn’t say when the stamp would be available. Ride is depicted in her blue NASA jumpsuit, with the space shuttle in the background. Her partner, Tam O’Shaughnessy, said the late astronaut collected stamps as a child, and would “be so honored” to appear on one. ... Read More
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Climate change is part of California’s perfect recipe for intense wildfire

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Long before the current devastation in California, scientists had built a strong case linking a changing climate to more wildfires. Since hotter weather promotes drought and drought increases the chances of fire, rising temperatures have intensified the risks. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien examines the specific conditions that have driven this winter’s infernos.No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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How healthy is your state?

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A new report from United Health Foundation ranks the healthiest and least healthy states in the U.S., based on 35 factors including obesity, smoking rates, drug use, environmental conditions, and the availability of medical care. Reena Ninan takes a look.No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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“Suspicious” event routes traffic for big-name sites through Russia

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EnlargeBGPMon Traffic sent to and from Google, Facebook, Apple, and Microsoft was briefly routed through a previously unknown Russian Internet provider Wednesday under circumstances researchers said was suspicious and intentional. The unexplained incident involving the Internet's Border Gateway Protocol is the latest to raise troubling questions about the trust... Read More
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Micro-Revolutions: Spidersilk, Edible Drones, Artificial Wombs, and More.

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Food Flier Photograph by Steve Harries for The New Yorker A few years ago, a Royal Air Force wing commander visited the British aeronautics engineer Nigel Gifford, to discuss the idea of dropping aid from the sky to besieged civilians in Syria. Airdrops are extremely rare in urban environments; beyond the political obstacles, there are the logistical difficulties of landing giant pallets in small areas of a city. Even successful drops can endanger civilians. “While unpacking one and... Read More
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How AI will continue its journey into the mainstream in 2018

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Artificial intelligence had something of a coming out party in 2017. While some intense sensationalization of AI persisted throughout the year, progress was made to help people understand the realities of AI-driven technologies and applications that guide several aspects of their personal digital lives. The inner workings of AI technologies and how they make decisions, however, remained a ... Read More
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After decades of debate, $2B LIRR ‘third track’ is a go

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By GREGORY ZELLER // All aboard – the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has approved a roughly $2 billion deal to design and build the Long Island Rail Road’s long-debated “third track.” The contract approved Wednesday by the MTA Board of Directors with Lawrence-based 3rd Track Constructors – a joint venture uniting New York City-based Dragados USA Inc., Lawrence-based ... Read More
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Tech Fix: The Biggest Tech Failures and Successes of 2017

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AdvertisementLet’s face it: Technology this year was one big “fail” after another. And the biggest loser from all of this was you.It’s easy to count the ways that tech did you wrong, especially when it came to information security. On the other hand, there was also plenty of good technology this year that worked well and offered benefits for your money. ... 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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The Mirai Botnet Was Part of a College Student Minecraft Scheme

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The most dramatic cybersecurity story of 2016 came to a quiet conclusion Friday in an Anchorage courtroom, as three young American computer savants pleaded guilty to masterminding an unprecedented botnet—powered by unsecured internet-of-things devices like security cameras and wireless routers—that unleashed sweeping attacks on key internet services around the globe last fall. What drove them wasn’t anarchist politics or shadowy ties to a nation-state. It was Minecraft. It was a hard story to miss last year: In France last September, the telecom provider OV... Read More
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On Cyber Monday, Are you Delivering Systems of Trust?

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Despite the fast and furious introduction of cloud services, the mainframe has held steady as an integral part of retailers’ hybrid data center. Brick-and-mortar retailers (like Macy’s, Walmart, and H&M) that rely on mainframe technology understand that it’s crucial they keep the customer trust they spend decades building as they expand into the digital marketplace. Behind the scenes, the mainframe is mission essential, powering 18 of the top 25 retailers’ data centers and storing 71% of corporate data. There’s a reason for that: I... Read More
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Election leaves Alabama-shaped hole on Senate Armed Services Committee

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WASHINGTON — Tuesday’s election of Doug Jones to the U.S. Senate means aerospace powerhouse Alabama is due to lose a strong voice on the Senate Armed Services Committee for the first time in 20 years. It’s known as the “Cotton State,” Alabama’s economic engine is aerospace. And its interests were represented on the SASC by Republican Jeff Sessions from 1998 until President Trump appointed Sessions as U.S. attorney general, and Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange took his seats in the Senate and on the SASC. ... Read More
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Long Island granted $84.3M for business projects

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s regional development contest awarded $84.3 million in state aid to Long Island, about $22 million more than last year, Cuomo’s office announced. Some of the region’s big winners include projects at The Center for Science Teaching and Learning, Stony Brook University and Nassau Community College. The annual contest for state funding, which began in 2011, is designed to provide funding for innovative building and business projects that proponents say will create hundreds of jobs. The state is divided into 10 regions that submit proposals and are then winnowed down to the finalists. Long Island was named a top performer in this year’s competition. The awards, which amount to up to $755 millio... Read More
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First Lady: Extend Giving Spirit During Holidays

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Melania Trump says she hopes the giving spirit that Americans displayed during a season of devastating hurricanes will continue over Christmas and into the new year. (Dec. 12)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Google Assistant arrives on Android tablets and smartphones running Lollipop

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Google today announced Google Assistant is now available for Android tablets in the U.S. and additional smartphones using Android. Android tablets must be running Android 7.0 Nougat or 6.0 Marshmallow and set to English to use Google Assistant. Google’s AI assistant on tablets can control smart home devices, access your calendar, set reminders, answer questions, and tell you jokes. Google Assistant support was also extended today to smartphones running Android 5.0 Lollipop for English users in the U.S., U.K., India, Australia, Canada, and Singapore, as well as Spanish speakers in Mexico, Spain, and the U.S., and users in Italy, Japan, Germany, Brazil, and Korea. Google Assistant was first made available to smartphones r... Read More
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Stony Brook Southampton Launches First-Of-Its-Kind Audio Podcast Fellow Program

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Stony Brook Southampton Launches First-Of-Its-Kind Audio Podcast Fellow ProgramStony Brook, NY—December 13, 2017--Beginning in August 2018, a new one-year Audio Podcast Fellows program will launched at Stony Brook Southampton/Manhattan in association with WSHU Public Radio. The first of its kind in the U.S., the Audio Podcast Fellow program offers students advanced training in all aspects of podcasting while they develop their own podcasts, from proposal to pilot to pitch. Stony Brook Southampton’s Kathleen Russo, a producer of Alec Baldwin’s ... Read More
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Google Assistant is now available on Android tablets and even more phones

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Google Assistant has been flexing a lot of new skills as of late, from connecting you with local home services to telling you the name of a song playing nearby. Now, Google has announced Assistant is available to use on even more devices, coming to Android tablets running Android 7.0 Nougat and 6.0 Marshmallow, and phones running 5.0 Lollipop. ... 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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Interview with Cynthia McClintock, “The Why” 12/6/17

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Newsy's "The Why" host Chance Seales spoke with Cynthia McClintock, a professor of Political Science and International affairs, to get a better understanding of the political climate in Chile.Get a deeper understanding of the stories that matter with Newsy's "The Why" — weekdays 7-9 p.m. ETDetected Closed Captioning: I Spoke With Cynthia McClintock Of Georgetown University She's A Professor of International Affairs Specializing In Latin America Is Pinata The Next Donald Trump Great Question But The Answer Is basically No I Mean There Is A Parallel they're Both Billionaires So That's Something But I'd Say There The resemblance Pretty Much Stops He Is Not A Newcomer To Politics He'... Read More
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How A Woman Engineer Built A Public Case Against A Sexual Harasser In Silicon Valley

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Enlarge this image Niniane Wang, an experienced engineer with a startup incubator, says she was harassed by a male investor. She wanted to be certain that when she came forward, she wouldn't be ignored like others had been. Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Fortune hide caption ... Read More
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What can we do to promote diversity in IT?

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As the technologically-employed father of two daughters who will both be embarking on their own careers in the next four to six years, I am keen to promote diversity in the workforce, especially in my own beloved IT. How could the IT industry that has been so kind to me over my 25-year career be less than welcoming to my female offspring?  Yet, apparently, this is so. The diversity issue in IT CA Technologies CEO Mike Gregoire addressed this issue in an interview with Arianna Huffington held at the World E... Read More
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Making sense of CHAMP, the silver bullet miracle missile that isn’t

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The worst time for people to learn about a new weapon is in the middle of a geopolitical crisis. So it is with CHAMP, a long-in-development missile built for the Air Force that is now, thanks to several delays in production, making a popular debut coincidentally paired with fears about North Korea. CHAMP, or the “Counter-electronics High Power Microwave Advanced Missile Project,” is a missile built to fry computers, with microwaves. It is almost certainly not, despite recent coverage at CNN, NBC and elsewhere, a silver bullet ... Read More
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Intel’s VR chief expects virtual reality to divide into multiple gadgets and markets

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Virtual reality hasn’t taken off in a big way with consumers, but Intel believes in its potential. It’s not clear just yet what will be VR’s biggest hit, but the platform will produce a huge amount of data that will have to be processed in the cloud using Intel infrastructure, said Frank Soqui, general manager of virtual reality at Intel. So Intel is working on improving VR on a variety of fronts, including more affordable and better headsets, impressive applications on the consumer side, and, for enterprises, ways to process all of the data in the cloud and deliver it efficiently to users. The to-do list includes improving WiGig, a wireless transfer technology that has a short range but delivers lots of bandwidth in the 60-... Read More
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Can tech save the mental, social, and spiritual health of the nation?

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Presented by Providence Ventures For anyone who has experienced a mental or behavioral health issue, either themselves or via a friend or family member, there is likely nothing more frustrating than trying to find help in our fragmented mental health system. My own experience with a neighbor who needs help (but doesn’t believe so himself) is that critical information ping pongs between his family, multiple neighbors, the police, a local hospital, and the public judicial system, with stigma laced throughout. No single source gathers, manages, or analyzes all of the data from the multitude of reported events, and no one person is accountable for finding and helping this sick individual. We all stand by on pin... Read More
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Surgical Device Maker Xenco Medical Unveils TraumaGPS, the First Trauma Surgery Delivery App for Spinal Implant Systems

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Pioneering Surgical Implants Company Releases On-Demand Mobile App with Real-Time GPS Driver Tracking to 65 Hospitals in the U.S. SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–December 13, 2017– Xenco Medical, a medical device company transforming surgical procedures and healthcare logistics through its use of materials science in single-use implant systems, announces the release of TraumaGPSTM, the first on-demand tr... Read More