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Tech Improvements So Dramatic, They're Depressing

If you're an energy company freaked out about increasingly efficient information technology, that is.<p>Fifteen years ago, Japan’s Earth Simulator was the most powerful supercomputer on Earth. It had more than 5,000 processors. It consumed 6,400 kilowatts of electricity. It cost nearly $400 million to …

A Team of Scientists Just Made Food From Electricity — and it Could be the Solution to World Hunger

The Electric Bioreactor Farm<p>Finnish researchers have created a batch of single-cell protein that is nutritious enough to serve for dinner using a …

Agriculture

This modular solar panel system can be embedded just about anywhere

Platio incorporates recycled plastic into solar pavers, benches, and decks<p>From roofs to roads, and even wall paint, solar-embedded infrastructure is having a moment. Joining the buzz is Platio, a Budapest-based solar paver company that’s already installed public projects in Hungary, Sweden, and …

Suspended – Medium

Anyone who wants to be president needs to understand these 5 maps

Maps shape how we see the world.<p>But most of the maps hanging on our walls are dangerously incomplete because they emphasize political borders rather than functional connections.<p>The world has less than 500,000 kilometers of borders.<p>By comparison, it has 64 million km of highways, 4 million km of …

1967 war: Six days that changed the Middle East

<b>Fifty years ago, war broke out between Israel and its neighbours. The conflict lasted just six days but its effect would last to the present day.</b><p>At the end of 1948, Israel's Arab neighbours had invaded to try to destroy the new state, and failed. The Egyptian army had been beaten, but a force …

French polls show populist fever is here to stay as globalisation makes voters pick new sides | Christophe Guilluy

Rift between global market’s winners and losers has replaced the old left-right split<p>All over Europe and the US, the populist dynamic is surfing on two basic trends: the demise of the traditional middle classes and the emergence of a multicultural society. The populist fever that has seized France, …

Watch this all-electric "flying car" take its first test flight in Germany

Watch this all-electric ‘flying car’ take its first test flight in Germany<p>Lilium Jet claims its can reduce travel headaches with a network of vertical take-off and landing aircraft

Flying Car

Elon Musk Just Outlined How He'll Merge The Human Brain and AI

by Sarah Marquart April 20, 2017 Artificial Intelligence 63981<p>Musk’s History of AI Concerns<p>Elon Musk has made it clear that he is concerned about the …

Singularity

Building your own chatbot is a lot easier than you'd expect

Three of the undisputed kings of technology -- Microsoft, Facebook and Google -- all bet big on bots in 2016. It's too early to say whether that was a good move, but if nothing else it's clear that bots haven't seen mainstream adoption yet. If you're a believer in the technology and want to start …

Artificial Intelligence

My Open Letter To A Jailed Muslim Brotherhood Leader

I am prepared to accept that perhaps you—as an individual—believe in our reform. Your group does not.<p>The New York Times recently published a column …

Comment on The Future of Healthcare Is Arriving—8 Exciting Areas to Watch by Health: Top Articles and News | Giant Leap

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Google's Tensor Processing Unit explained: this is what the future of computing looks like

When Google unveiled its Tensor Processing Unit (TPU) during this year's Google I/O conference in Mountain View, California, it finally ticked for …

Machine Learning

How Minimizing Management Supervision Can Maximize Employee Performance

Since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, thinking and tools for managing employees towards high performance have remained the same. General practice about managing individual performance says all employees must be given stretch goals at the beginning of each year; managers must closely monitor …

100% Renewable Energy Is Possible, Here's How

If our transition to renewable energy is successful, we will achieve savings in the ongoing energy expenditures needed for economic production. We …

Sustainability

These are the '10 emerging markets of the future'

BMI estimates that these countries will cumulatively add $4.3 trillion to global GDP by 2025 — roughly the equivalent of Japan's current economy.<p>In general, manufacturing and construction are the sectors that will drive the economies. BMI reports that new manufacturing hubs are set to emerge in …

How nanotechnology research could cure cancer and other diseases

Genetic diseases may soon be a thing of the past thanks to nanotechnology, which employs tiny particles to manipulate cells and change our DNA<p>Here’s how cancer treatment often runs today: a patient develops an aggressive tumor. A surgeon operates to remove the tumor, but a few cancer cells remain, …

Cancer

5 Email Newsletters That Will Teach You More Than a Harvard MBA

These newsletters are packed with content you need day in and day out.<p>When you imagine high-powered CEOs starting their morning, you probably picture them kicking back with a copy of <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> or <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i> to get a handle on the day's news.<p>But you'd be wrong.<p>Quartz recently …

Marketing

The Best Super-Fast Fat-Burning Treadmill Workout

Burn Fat FastHere's the best-ever metabolism-boosting treadmill workout.If you're under the impression treadmill workouts are snooze fests reserved …

Exercise

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The collapse of OPEC talks with Russia over the weekend makes absolutely no difference to the balance of supply and demand in the global oil markets. The putative freeze in crude output was political eyewash.<p>Hardly any country in the OPEC cartel is capable of producing more oil. Several are failed …

The $400 Billion Industry That Could Make 3-D Printing Explode

Major commercial airline manufacturers are turning to additive manufacturing to build their parts--and the consequences could be huge.<p>Three-dimensional-printing enthusiasts have said for years the technology will do nothing short of revolutionize industries. Now--finally--3-D printers are starting …

Space Travel

The Software Developer’s Library: A Treasure Trove of Books for People Who Love Code

A treasure trove of books for people who love code. Curated by Eric Elliott.<p>Arranged by topic, loosely in learning order.<p>A Note to Beginners<p>I learned …

Will Quantum Encryption Arrive Before Quantum Computers Break All Our Passwords?

Scientists are racing to deploy foolproof quantum encryption before quantum computers come along that render all our passwords useless.<p>Passwords work today because the computers we have, while theoretically capable of breaking passwords, would take an impractical amount of time to do so.<p>“The …

Quantum Computing

Why We're Never Told Why We're Attacked

After a Russian commercial airliner was downed over Egypt's Sinai last October, Western media reported that the Islamic State bombing was retaliation against Russian airstrikes in Syria. The killing of 224 people, mostly Russian tourists on holiday, was matter-of-factly treated as an act of war by …

10 Songs Guaranteed to Help You Run Faster

Run like the wind, Bullseye!<p>We all know a good song can be a total game-changer when you’re riding the workout struggle bus. (You’re definitely good for somethin’, Kanye.) That bumping in your ears definitely makes you <i>feel</i> more badass during that last mile—but can the right song actually help you …

Pluto-Zionists Support For Hillary Clinton – OpEd

Pluto-Zionism is the three-way marriage of plutocracy, rightwing Zionism and US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, a serial war criminal, racist …

Government

How to pack a suit without getting it wrinkled

It turns out, there's a better way to travel with a suit than carrying a garment bag around the airport (or worse, ironing it when you get to your destination).<p>Contrary to what you may think, you can actually pack a suit in a suitcase without it becoming a gigantic wrinkle.<p>Here's how you do it:<p><b>Take</b> …

First light-based memory chip puts SSDs on notice

Researchers have created the first optical-only chip that can permanently store data, a discovery that could lead to storage devices that leave SSDs in the dust. Non-volatile flash memory currently relies on electronic chips, which are speed-limited by the heat and resistance generated by colliding …

Nanotech