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Hyperloop One wants to build on-demand underwater transport

Hyperloop One made the news last month when it launched an open-air propulsion test of its next-gen transport technology, sending: a metal sled tearing through the desert on railway tracks at 115mph in 2 seconds.<p>The company, which, like several others, is working to develop a high-speed mass …

This electric jet can take off vertically but drives like a car

With zero emissions and zero runway, the Lilium Jet will be the world's first entirely electric jet capable of a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL). Able to fly up to an altitude of about 9,800 feet, the two-person airplane will have a cruising speed of 180 mph, a maximum speed of about 250 mph, …

Faraday Future says its electric car could be more powerful than Tesla's

Having a beer with the secretive car company's head of manufacturing<p>Since I was in Las Vegas this week to attend the Hyperloop's first public demonstration, I thought I'd check in on everyone's favorite secretive electric car company, Faraday Future. If you read <i>The Verge</i>, you know that Faraday …

Here are the biggest reasons why Google refuses to hide webpages under the 'right to be forgotten'

The "right to be forgotten" came into force for Google in 2014. Using an online form, residents could enter the URL they want delisted from search results and the reason why.<p>Technology startup Reputation VIP runs a service that sends people's requests onto Google. It says that it sent 8.3% of the …

The U.S. Military Wants a Robot That Can Fly Any Plane

The Air Force is looking to fund a system that can turn any plane autonomous.<p>The U.S. Air Force is looking to fund the development of a system that allows it to easily convert any of its manned aircraft into robot-piloted planes, potentially making huge portions of its existing fleet fully …

Fear our new robot overlords: This is why you need to take artificial intelligence seriously

Killer computers determined to kill us? Nope. Forget “Terminator” — there’s something more specific to worry about<p>There are a lot of major problems today with tangible, real-world consequences. A short list might include terrorism, U.S.-Russian relations, climate change and biodiversity loss, …

Teen Turns Sewage into Electricity to Win ISEF 2016

<b>Canada’s Austin Wang won first prize at Intel ISEF 2016 for developing a microbial fuel cell that converts organic waste into energy, while</b> …

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Global warming won’t just change the weather—it could trigger massive earthquakes and volcanoes

Bill McGuire is not optimistic about humanity’s future. In his book, <i>Waking the Giant: How a changing climate triggers earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes</i>, he explains why.<p>By his estimation, carbon dioxide emissions from human activity since industrialization began have changed the trajectory of …

Climate Change

Watch the Hyperloop's first public test, but don't blink or you'll miss it

You blinked, didn't you?<p>It only lasted about two seconds, but wow, what a sort of thrilling two seconds it was! Hyperloop One, the LA-based startup striving to realize Elon Musk's pipe dream, conducted its first public open-air test in the Nevada desert Wednesday.<p>A crowd of wealthy investors, …

The Information Age is over; welcome to the Experience Age

Twenty-five years after the introduction of the World Wide Web, the Information Age is coming to an end. Thanks to mobile screens and Internet everywhere, we’re now entering what I call the “Experience Age.”<p>When was the last time you updated your Facebook status? Maybe you no longer do? It’s been …

The American debt crisis in 5 charts

While we needlessly fret about overconsumption and hyperconsumerism, we miss a bigger picture: rising housing, medical, and education costs.<p>Here are five charts that show the extent of the country's debt problem.<p>To learn more about how we got here—and how we can get out—check out the United States …

One of the central topics of Donald Trump's campaign is a terrible idea

And politicians have zeroed in on these anxieties as they vie for the top job in the White House.<p>Donald Trump made the debate over free trade one of the central topics of his campaign after criticizing China, Mexico, and Japan. He even once suggested putting a 45% tariff on Chinese …

Economics

Why 2020 Is Shaping Up To Be A Pivotal Year

In <i>The Dynamo and the Computer</i>, economist Paul David explains that although electricity became widely available in the late 19th century, its major effects weren’t seen until 30 years later. More recently, Robert Gordon’s new book, The <i>Rise and Fall of American Growth</i> showed that by the 1940’s the …

Natural Gas

“Ponzi austerity” scheme imposed by E.U. and U.S. bleeds Greece dry on behalf of banks, says ex-finance minister

“Greece is being trampled upon” says economist Yanis Varoufakis, while bankers rake in billions and poverty grows<p>The former finance minister of Greece says the European Union and international financial institutions are imposing unjust "ponzi austerity" on his country, while banks rake in billions …

This French software giant is helping Tesla and Faraday Future in 'building the future'

The company makes 3D imaging software to help companies design and test products. And it's used by the likes of Tesla, Faraday Future, and Jeff Bezos' space venture Blue Origin, among others.<p>"We serve the most prestigious big brands in each sector," CEO Bernard Charles told BI this week, "but our …

Augmented Reality

Top 10 Hot Big Data Technologies

As the big data analytics market rapidly expands to include mainstream customers, which technologies are most in demand and promise the most growth potential? The answers can be found in <i>TechRadar: Big Data, Q1 2016</i>, a new Forrester Research report evaluating the maturity and trajectory of 22 …

Big Data

The 3 Big Technologies To Watch Over The Next Decade -- Genomics, Nanotechnology and Robotics

Many people take it as an article of faith that technology is changing the world, but in his new book, <i>The Rise and Fall of American Growth</i>, economist Robert Gordon says otherwise. He points out—accurately—that productivity, which surged between 1920 and 1970, has stalled since then and is likely to …

Nanotech

The Future Of Big Data Is Bigger Than You Can Possibly Imagine

What happens when everything you do is collected as data? It’s either really helpful or really scary (or both).<p>Imagine a world without government, schools, a legal system, law enforcement, or companies. It’s a world unlike the one we currently live in–but based on the evolution of technology and …

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U.S.: Satellite Images Show Russian Rockets Hitting Ukraine

<i>Update at 4:05 p.m. ET.</i><p>The U.S. State Department has released satellite images it says back up the assertion by Washington and Kiev that Russian forces are firing artillery into eastern Ukraine in support of separatists.<p>In a four-page document titled <i>Evidence of Russian Shelling into Ukraine</i>, …

More than 50 killed in Libya's Benghazi, Tripoli after heavy clashes

BENGHAZI/TRIPOLI (Reuters) - At least 36 people were killed in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi where Libyan Special Forces and Islamist militants clashed on Saturday night and Sunday morning, medical and security sources said.<p>The government said more than 150 people have died, many of them …

Gaza cease-fire fails

The Israeli military denied Sunday that it was responsible for anyone killed last week when a mortar hit the courtyard of a U.N. school that was shelter to many Gaza residents.<p>Officials from the United Nations and the Palestinian government said 16 people were killed and hundreds wounded on …