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Facebook Navigates an Internet Fractured by Governmental Controls

On a muggy, late spring evening, Tuan Pham awoke to the police storming his house in Hanoi, Vietnam.<p>They marched him to a police station and made their demand: Hand over your Facebook password. Mr. Tuan, a computer engineer, had recently written a poem on the social network called “Mother’s …

Facebook

Scientists just discovered organisms that are distinct from any life forms known to science

New Life<p>On the tree of life, humans share a branch with a diverse array of creatures, all with one thing in common: a backbone. This single shared …

Biology

BMW to offer 12 fully electric car models by 2025

BMW says that it’ll have a total of 25 electrified vehicles in its lineup by 2025, with a full dozen of those being full-electric cars. These should have a usable range of up to 435 miles, BMW CEO Harald Krueger told reporters, according to Reuters.<p>That’s another brick in the wall for the ongoing …

Electric Vehicles

Amazon Announces Plans for Huge New North America Headquarters

SEATTLE — Wanted: A place with a million people, a diverse population, good schools and malleable lawmakers. Room to accommodate up to 50,000 workers. Canadian provinces also welcome to apply.<p>Amazon took the unusual step on Thursday of announcing it wants a second home outside Seattle, starting …

Amazon

Microsoft and Facebook launch open source project to make neural networks portable

Microsoft and Facebook have announced a new open source project today that’s aimed at creating a shared model representation for neural networks across different programming frameworks. Called the Open Neural Network Exchange (ONNX), the new project will make it possible to share models across the …

Machine Learning

Facebook mapped everyone on Earth to get them online

In its research into the best way to provide internet to the entire world, Facebook has mapped where all 7.5 billion people on the planet live. By combining government census data and satellite images along with some help from Facebook's image recognition neural network, the company can now locate …

Maps

Unbreakable Rubber Bands That Are 200 Times Stronger Than Steel Are Coming Soon

Just add graphene.<p>The world's largest manufacturer of rubber bands is making its main product immortal.<p>Alliance Rubber Co., a 94-year-old company …

Engineering

AI will fundamentally change how we manage content

Content management is about to undergo a foundational shift as artificial intelligence and machine learning bring long-sought order to enterprise content. As the volume of content has increased, the ability to manage it all seems to have eluded us. Ironic, since Content Management Systems were …

Machine Learning

New device can heal with a single touch, and even repair brain injuries

A new device developed at The Ohio State University can start healing organs in a "fraction of a second," researchers say.<p>The technology, known as Tissue Nanotransfection (TNT), has the potential to save the lives of car crash victims and even deployed soldiers injured on site. It's a dime-sized …

Breakthroughs

11 billion-dollar mega-projects that will transform the world's greatest cities by 2035

The world is rapidly urbanizing. The United Nations predicts that the number of people living in cities could double by 2050 — to 6.5 billion.<p>To accommodate growing populations, cities like Paris, New York, and Tokyo are building more housing and public resources, including parks, schools, and …

Urban Design

Google is funding a new software project that will automate writing local news

Journalists, beware!<p>Google is awarding the Press Association, a large British news agency, $805,000 to build software to automate the writing of 30,000 local stories a month.<p>The money comes from a fund from Google, the Digital News Initiative, that the search giant started with a commitment to …

Journalism

Career site Workey raises $8M to replace headhunters with artificial intelligence

One of the ways companies fill their ranks with good employees is by scouting “passive talent,” or people who aren’t currently looking for new jobs but might be convinced with the right offer. This usually takes hours of networking, but a Tel Aviv-headquartered startup called Workey uses artificial …

Startups

7 Ways to Prepare for the Future if your Business is Growing Exponentially

Putting together your All-Star team is non-negotiable<p>As a business owner your ultimate goal is growth. After all, when your business grows it's a sign that you've finally made a name for yourself and have a steady cash flow.<p>But, what if you aren't prepared to handle the increased workload? They may …

Small Business

A rare event that stopped an ancient war comes to the US soon

Over 2,600 years ago this Sunday, on May 28, 585 B.C., the sight of a total solar eclipse is said to have suddenly stopped a battle between the Medes and the Lydians in what is now Turkey. This year the anniversary comes as Americans prepare for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to watch as the same …

Total Solar Eclipse

The Dreyfuss Initiative: An Overview

UPS Unveils First Extended Range Fuel Cell Electric Delivery Vehicle – Press Releases on CSRwire.com

ATLANTA, May 02 /CSRwire/ - UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced it will deploy a prototype extended range Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) in its …

Massive INFINITE Energy Spans Entire U.S.

The map below is the most incredible map you will ever see … it reveals a huge untapped energy reserve that spans the entire United States.<p>Experts at …

Cassini Goes Where No Spacecraft Has Gone Before

For the probe, it’s one dive down between Saturn and its rings, 21 more to go before the end of its mission.<p>A few minutes before midnight in California, Cassini called home.<p>The spacecraft had been out of contact with Earth for about 41 hours, its large antenna pointed away from its home planet. …

Space Exploration

Plastic-eating caterpillars could help get rid of the world’s waste

If scientists can find the enzymes in the caterpillar’s digestive tracts that’s doing the eating<p>Plastic is fantastic. It’s cheap, durable, and doesn’t react to the usual organisms that break down organic matter. This has made it incredibly useful for the packaging industry, but has also led to …

Biology

Flying Cars Are (Still) Coming: Should We Believe The Hype?

In the 1950s, when America was hopeful and reckless conjecture was encouraged, prognosticators had some wild ideas about 21st century technology. A few came true, like robot companions. Most didn't, like lunar shuttles.<p>But one concept in particular has endured without quite being realized — the …

Aerospace

Electric flying car that takes off vertically could be future of transport

German company Lilium beats Google and Uber to successfully test a VTOL jet that could be used as a city taxi<p>The once fanciful concept of flying cars appears to be a step closer to reality, after a German company completed successful test flights of a “flying taxi”.<p>Munich-based Lilium, backed by …

Aerospace

Elon Musk Says Tesla Is About to Overhaul Transportation With an Electric Semi-Trailer

A Tesla semi-trailer is coming in September, but here are some of the implications.<p>How big is this one going to be?<p>I'm guessing it will weigh 32,000 pounds, haul enough cargo to build part of a house, and glide silently down the road. The only sound you'll hear is the horn blasting.<p>That's right, …

Tesla Model S

The US college debt bubble is becoming dangerous

Rapid run-ups in debt are the single biggest predictor of market trouble. So it is worth noting that over the past 10 years the amount of student …

Want to see how America is changing? Property taxes hold the answer

Americans paid nearly $300 billion in property taxes in 2016 - but as with everything in real estate, it’s all about location. Yet those taxes don’t just tell a story about local and regional housing markets - they also show how the country is changing.<p>Americans are fleeing areas with higher …

Real Estate

Predictions for 2020s With Ray Kurzweil

The Way Credit Scores Are Calculated Is Changing, And Millions Of People's Scores Will Rise

A change in the way credit agencies calculate their scores means an estimated 12 million people will see their scores rise.<p>A change in the way credit scores are calculated means almost 12 million people are likely to see their scores rise this year.<p>Many kinds of long-overdue debts and unpaid taxes …

1 Startup School Every Founder Should Consider (and It's Free)

This April, a top ranked global accelerator is free for founders.<p>YCombinator just open-sourced its accelerator program.<p>"Our goal is to replicate much of the YC experience," said Sam Altman, managing director. Anyone with a startup that wants to have the YCombinator experience without the jetlag can …

Startups

New nano-implant could one day help restore sight

A team of engineers at the University of California San Diego and La Jolla-based startup Nanovision Biosciences Inc. have developed the …